www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. V, No. 9 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 CLUB NOTES A17 CHAMBER MATTERS A18 PETS A26 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B34 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C12 SOCIETY C21-25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. INSIDE Great giftsShop local for everyone on your wish list. INSERTCheck it twiceOur list of not-so-traditional shows to make the holiday season merry and bright and entertaining. C1 Welcome back!Lely Resort hosts a shindig for returning residents. B30 Food for HaitiLocal group hopes for volunteers to help pack meals. A12 Retro trend lifts American favorite to new heightsBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com ITH BURGER JOINTS POPPING UP all over Southwest Florida like spittles of grease flying off a hot griddle, restaurateurs are tapping into a seemingly insatiable appetite for that most American of sandwiches. This countrys bestselling and (arguably) best culinary invention is experiencing resurgent popularity at restaurants that sell updated and gourmet versions of meat-on-bun deliciousness. Among the burger places to open recently in Southwest Florida: Elevation Burger, The Counter Custom Built Burgers, Fords Garage, Gyrenes Burger Co. and Five Guys. Its seems like everybody and their mother wanted to open a burger stand this year, said Todd Brooks, who took over an old burger joint in Naples Theres a new, free ride in town with the arrival of the Jump On Express or JOE starting Thursday, Dec. 6. Owned and operated by Naples resident Shannon Livingston, JOE provides complimentary transportation between historic Third Street, downtown Fifth Avenue and Mercato in North Naples, connecting shoppers and diners to the high-end districts and nightlife of Naples. Rather than driving and parking for dinner and then driving and parking again for drinks or a movie, JOE delivers the freedom to drive to one destination, park and then enjoy your night out without limitations. JOE is free to passengers because local business owners and operators agreed to collectively subsidize the expense. Keeping within the aesthetic standards of Naples, JOE only utilizes interior high-definition video screens for advertising. JOE will operate from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, with stops approximately every half hour across from Bravo in Mercato, at Third Street and 12th Avenue and on Fifth Avenue at Sixth Street and again at East Lake. Text JOERIDE to 97063 to have JOEs schedule sent to your mobile device. Get to know JOE as part of a night out in Naples BURGER GOURMETThe rise of theSEE BURGERS, A8 I I I I I I I a a a a a a l l l l l l o o o r r r s s s s s s WCOURTESY IMAGESAt left: The Distinguished Gentleman, Black-n-Bleu and The Model A are gourmet burgers served at Fords Garage. o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o pe pe pe pe pe pe pe e p p p p p p p n n n n n n n a a a a b b th th th th th th th h th th th h h h h is is is is is i i s is i i is i s s s B B B B B Br B Br Br B Br B B r B B o o o o o o ov ov ov ov ov o o o v v v er er er er er r r r er er er e r r e r r A A A A A A A A A A G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G g g g g g go go go go go go go g g go g g go g g go g u u u u u u u u h h h h h h h h h h e e e e e e e e e e i i i i i i i i i i i i g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g h h h h h h h h h h h h h h t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s Th Th Th Th Th Th T Th T h Fo Fo Fo Fo Fo Fo Fo Fo F Fo F F F F F r r r r r r r r an an an an an an an an n n n n n n a n d d d d d d d d a a a a a n a a a n n n n a n to to to t to o o t o t t o o o M A GES to to t to to to o t t o SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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His rope, neatly looped, remained secured to the saddle and hanging over his right leg. He wore blue jeans and a long-sleeved white shirt that rose butt oned, all the way to his neck. Above that, his dark Stetson, the working hat, sat straight on his head. His left hand closed the reins in a calloused grip about a foot above the horses mane, and his right rested where it should on his upper thigh, ready for anything required. Cherokee was wired tight, a muscled mahogany bay with three white socks. His nostrils flared while his ears turned backward to listen to the rider, who could track a cow across glass or cut a calf from a herd of nervous mothers as easy as slipping a knife from butter. Walter set his boots deep in the stirrups with the heels down, rarely employing his small spurs; none had a better seat than he did. He was ready to ride, and would after our ceremony. My grandfather said nothing as we played dreidel, the playful gambling game, in the living room, while a Chanukah meal evolved in our kitchen. My wife, Amy, opened the Chanukah CD shed picked up at the supermarket, and pretty soon I was clapping and hopping and crowing with all the grace of an injured rooster, while some men apparently shouted, Schlemiel! Schlemiel! Verklempt! Schlemiel! over and over again. In every song. It was arguably the most awful joyous music Id ever heard awful not because of the music itself, I suspect, but because of its execution, and I mean murder, by a bunch of brassy singers from New Jersey.My grandfather didnt care. His character was a tight weave of tolerance and a lifelong determination to judge other people only by whether they kept their word, minded their own business and tried like hell. The guys singing Chanukah songs tried very hard, although none of us knew what their words meant or whether they kept them. But the way he held his horse told me that my grandfather approved of my new religion, with a caveat: When you ride into unknown country keep your eyes open and think for yourself. So we did. Amy and I, with our two youngest boys, D.P. and Nash, had decided that since no one was going to choose us, wed just up and choose ourselves to join the tribe of Israel, the chosen people. One of the wonderful things about the Jews weve known is that they dont proselytize. We were compelled to conversion only by Nash, who has no problem proselytizing, or at least asking insistently.Nash stumbled into a moment of magical good fortune at his public elementary school, and with him, us: He became the ward of an extraordinary teacher. Somehow, without sentimentalizing it or patronizing them, Ms. Chernow teaches the world and its basics to children arriving from almost every corner of our national experience. She fetes a variety of cultures and customs the same way, giving some of her children their first glimpses of a world beyond their own. But in this case, she drew on her own experience. Her mother was a Scottish immigrant and her father a Jew who owned one of the only shops maintained by an Anglo in New York Citys Chinatown decades ago, she told me. Her tales of battles and food and candles that wouldnt stop burning (a huge appeal to a candle-loving kid) captured the fancy of young Nash. Why couldnt we become Jews, too, he reasoned? But how, and which Jews, we asked, applying typical adult obfuscation? Should we become the orthodox or Hassidic ones, the irreverent ones, the eastern European ones, the Israeli ones, the American or Canadian ones, the wandering ones, the sad ones, the mad ones, the tolerant ones, the judgmental ones or the happy ones? And then we answered our own question with another: Who cares? We decided to define it for ourselves. Amy and I have long admired what we take to be the classic middle-of-the-road American Jew: not orthodox, and not entirely lost to ancient traditions, either. Someone who reveres family, celebrates the culture, loves the democracy, refuses to hit anybody over the head with Judaism or patriotism, and takes great pleasure in the gifts and opportunities of the world: food and intellectual sparring and sex and achievement and philanthropy and the arts and sciences. Someone passionate about education, and someone who isnt afraid to debate or question authority the authority of parents, politicians, police, preachers or rabbis, or even the authority and judgment of God, in true old Testament and new American comedic fashion. Someone who remains a good-hearted skeptic and a sobered optimist.And finally, someone who loves food.Amy and the boys manned the kitchen, where she had them peeling potatoes and making latkes (fried potato pancakes) along with homemade applesauce. They bent to it with a will, shying away from the special bean dip she made to go with the broccoli, and wary (in Nashs case) of the darkly burnished cast of the Sephardic chicken, roasted and fragrant with fruits and nuts. The Chanukah menu, of course, came from a food resource named after some old Greek Epicurious.com. But thats a Jewish tradition: adopt, adapt and make the best of the moment. Which is pretty much what my grandfather, that tougher-than-rawhide rancher, thought, too.When Amy finally settled the feast on the table, Nash and D.P. lit the candles on the hanukiah (as distinguished from the Temple menorah, which originally had seven oilburning wicks). The hanukiah, which many call the menorah, has a single shamash or helper candle mounted above a star of David, and flanked by four candles on each side. The Shamash is used to light the others.And then we ate and laughed and fancied for an hour or more, while Nashs greatgrandpa Walter Nash, framed in an old photo on my desk, road off into the eternal night, almost grinning. Another day, no doubt, wed be celebrating something else, and wed become something else. But on this night, we were the chosen ones. And we celebrated only lchaim. Conversion: LChaim first appeared in these pages in 2007. It has become a holiday tradition at Florida Weekly.Conversion: LChaim h a e l e m rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com COMMENTARY
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state GUEST OPINIONStupid, purposefully misleading or ill-informed LETTERS BY STEPHEN BRAZINASpecial to Florida WeeklyAlthough I probably wouldnt have used such a coarse title, it does appear that the writer Amy Goodman of the Opinion piece titled In Gaza, its the occupation, stupid (Florida Weekly, Nov. 29-Dec. 5) is either stupid, purposefully misleading or ill-informed, ignorant and uneducated as to the circumstances surrounding the recent fighting between Hamas and Israel. Completely missing from Ms. Goodmans piece is any historical background, which could help the reader understand the current situation. She fails to mention that Gaza was occupied and ruled by Egypt from 1948-1967, and that Gazans were confined there without the rights of Egyptian citizenship during those years. Adding further to confusion and misunderstanding is the fact that Ms. Goodman fails to mention that Israel completely evacuated from Gaza in 2005, and that there has not been a single Israeli soldier on the territory of Gaza except for the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was held captive by Hamas for five years. She doesnt mention how the high hopes for Gaza, when Israel evacuated, were quickly dashed when the infrastructure that Israel built was destroyed, Hamas violently seized control from the Palestinian Authority, broke security agreements with Israel and launched unrelenting attacks across the border into Israel. Ms. Goodman also fails to mention that instead of developing Gaza and providing a better life for its residents, Hamas has spent the years since Israels evacuation bringing in vast quantities of weapons and executing an unrelenting series of attacks including thousands of rockets fired against Israeli citizens. Most glaringly, Ms. Goodman fails to mention that Hamas has sworn itself to the destruction of Israel and that it considers all of present-day Israel as occupied territory. Can Ms. Goodman cite any countries with defensive capabilities that would allow its citizens to live under this constant assault? Does not the Israeli government have an obligation to defend its citizens? She apparently resents the fact that the Israeli government is concerned with protecting the lives of its citizens by building bomb shelters, which has kept their casualty count low, whereas Hamas uses the poor citizens of Gaza as human shields to create a high body count for the international media. Does she suggest that Israel deserves these attacks and should not respond? Does she consider the Allied bombing of Japan and Germany during World War II illegal acts of collective punishment? She simply states that there were other alternatives, without mentioning what they were, and that its time for the international community to take some responsibility for protecting the people of Gaza, while she denies Israels right and duty to protect its citizens. Wouldnt it be more accurate to say that its time for the Hamas government to take some responsibility for creating a better life for the citizens of Gaza, rather than devoting itself to the destruction of Israel? If Ms. Goodman wants to make a difference in making the world a better place to live, she should stop blaming the innocent suffering citizens of Israel and Gaza and demand that Hamas give up its fanatical and suicidal mission to destroy Israel a mission that has only brought suffering and misery to the peoples of the area. Stephen Brazina is the co-chair of the Israel Affairs Committee and the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Collier County.To the EditorGaza has not been occupied since Israel completely disengaged from this land in 2005. Whether Israel likes it or not, they have to occupy their perimeter because there are those who believe it is their right and obligation to murder Israelis.Israel has signed peace treaties and accords, seceded lands they captured in self-defense and even evicted their own Jewish citizens from their homes in an attempt to coexist. For this they received a continuously escalating onslaught of mayhem and a violation of every promise ever made to them. When the level reaches intolerable and they are forced to respond in self-defense, they are vilified.There is nothing humane about destroying ones enemies, and collateral damage is always an inevitable consequence. And yet out of a sense of moral duty, Israel announces by text message, audio announcements and printed fliers where they will next be targeting. No other defense force in the world does this. Only when this defense demonstrated that Israel would no longer tolerate the murder of their civilian population did the world intervene. At which point, Hamas rockets stopped falling and Israel again responded by standing down. This matter has nothing to do with occupation, and Ms. Goodmans article served no purpose but to erroneously vilify and promulgate anti-Israeli propaganda. Gene Sipe Fort Myers To the Editor Life is just full with ironies. I write a weekly newsletter under the title The Israeli Advocate. My articles are often published in American Thinker as well as other publications. In preparation for an article submission, I serendipitously came upon In Gaza, its the occupation, stupid, by Ms. Amy Goodman (Nov. 29). As she glowingly spoke and took up the banner of my subject Gideon Levy, who wrote a similar piece titled Gaza Accounting I immediately became impressed that there is an antithesis to the clich that Great minds think alike. Ms. Goodman, like Mr. Levy, is also Jewish and likewise shares the convoluted belief and absurd notion that Israel is somehow the guilty party, having taken far fewer casualties in the recent conflict with Hamas. In what has become all too common in journalism, neither writer even feigns objectivity in their propagandist diatribes. Ms. Goodman asks a Gazan woman what its like to endure an air raid. But nowhere in the article does she interview a mother in the Israeli town of Sderot, where for years Jewish children have suffered severe physical and mental disabilities from daily, unprovoked and indiscriminate rocket attacks. Nor in Ms. Goodmans screed is there any mention of Ariel Sharons misconceived plan for peace, uprooting hundreds of thousands Jews from Gaza, granting the strip de-facto autonomy, receiving constant terrorism in return. She also seems totally oblivious to the fact that its these same incessant, indiscriminate rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza which precipitated these wars to begin with. Within her agitprop there is ample mention of Israeli F-16s in action, but the author fails to mention their targets, namely tunnels dug for smuggling sophisticated weaponry from Iran and Egypt into Gaza. Also conveniently omitted are these same planes dropping leaflets on the population forewarning them of an imminent Israeli response in their area a courtesy no other nation in the history of warfare ever bestowed upon an enemy. In Gaza, its the occupation, stupid is a propagandist piece so replete with prevarication, Joseph Goebbels, the former Nazi minister of propaganda, would drip with envy. Respectfully yours, Jerrold Sobel Naples Something on your mind? Whether youre prompted by something you read in our pages or by an issue you believe is of local, regional, national or global concern, Florida Weekly welcomes your thoughts expressed in letters to the editor (200-300 words) or in longer Guest Opinion pieces (up to 750 words). E-mail to Editor Cindy Pierce, cpierce@ oridaweekly.com.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 Join UsLECTURE: Prostate Cancer, PSA and Obamacare. Now What? Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00pmLunch will be provided for both lectures. All lectures held at: Naples Daily News Community Room 1100 Immokalee Road, NaplesDr. Mark Rubin has been a hemotologist/oncologist with Florida Cancer Specialists since 1994. He and his family were our neighbors for several years, and came to enjoy his friendship and to admire his commitment to his patients and his keen insight into current events. When a good friend of ours was diagnosed with myelodesplasia, a group of disorders that would likely result in leukemia and eventually, death, we called Mark. He saw our friend after hours the next day, which was the day before Thanksgiving. Under Marks care, our friend eventually received a bone marrow transplant, which is the most promising cure for the disease. While its still early, initial indications are that our friend is healthy and on the road to a clean bill of health. We will never forget the kindness that Mark extended on Thanksgiving Eve.Having met several other patients of Marks, Ive learned that the doctor makes himself extremely accessible to them all.The son of a real estate developer and the youngest of four children, he grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated from Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. He was always especially interested in American history and the origins of democracy. He earned a degree in biology from Harvard in 1984. It was in his senior year when he received a life-changing phone call bearing the news that his 28-yearold sister had been diagnosed with acute leukemia. Instead of accepting his invitation to Harvard Law School, Mark decided to pursue medical school. He attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York, and completed his residency in internal medicine at UCLA Medical Center and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute. Along with serving his patients, Mark has been an innovator in medicine. He developed a new colon cancer treatment using the drug Erbitux, and he also developed a specialized EMR (electronic medical record) that is now used in oncology practices nationwide.Ive had the honor and privilege of being able to help people at their greatest time of need, he says. I am always impressed by my patients inner strength and fortitude. My job can be very emotionally demanding, but it reminds me every day of how important life is, and that we should always appreciate what we have.He believes that these are exciting times, with many wonderful developments occurring almost daily in the treatment of cancer. But there are also storm winds brewing on the verge of significant changes in the delivery of health care that will affect all of us. There is much to be done, and I am looking forward to the work ahead, he H w c o a i bobHARDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PROFILES IN PARADISEHelping people at their greatest time of need Talking points with Dr. Mark RubinSomething your dad was always right about: Honesty above popularity. Integrity above success. Courage above pleasure. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? President of the United States (even though I was Canadian!). What are you most proud of? Becoming an American citizen. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Id think be a ski bum. Guilty pleasures: Not too many left since I went glutenand dairyfree, but I do love French fries. Most recent vacation: France. Next vacation: Australia. One thing on your bucket list: To be an extra in a Warren Miller ski lm. Best thing about having kids: How they let you be a kid yourself. Advice for your kids: Be in the moment and enjoy your life. What makes you laugh: The things my children do and say. Last book you read: The Hare with the Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance, by Edmund de Waal. Pet peeve: I must have my favorite gluten-free and dairy-free foods stocked all the time. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The weather. What you miss most about the Paradise Coast when youre away: The sense of community here. says. As my father taught, I want to turn problems into challenges and challenges into successes. Although Mark ended up practicing medicine, he maintains his interest in political science and current events. Dinner conversation with him can be wide-ranging because he is so conversant in so many topics. Mark and his wife Anne have 7-yearold twins, Charles and Caroline. In his free time, they enjoy skiing, sailing, traveling and showing the world to our children. 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.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 a few years ago and turned it into the thriving Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs. A doughnut burger is a bestseller there, with two glazed doughnuts replacing the bun. The place also features a burger with peanut butter. Those offerings are unique to Brooks. But they seem less unusual among the latest burger joints, where a much wider variety, and higher quality, of buns, toppings and beef and in some cases bison, elk and alligator has helped drive the so-called better burger trend. Thats according to a widely circulated study, Technomics 2011 Center of the Plate: Beef & Pork Consumer Trend Report. It found that nationwide, fast casual burger sales grew 20.8 percent from 2010 to 2011 while burger sales as a whole grew at 3.7 percent; and 80 percent of consumers eat burgers away from home once a month while nearly half do so once a week. The burger explosion, suggests Mr. Brooks, has also been fueled by a recessionary instinct to do more with less, creating new twists on an old favorite that would excite palates while being easy on the pocketbook. Restaurants need to figure out how to make comfort food that people want to eat, but something they cant get at home, he said. The price point for burgers those mentioned in this article range from $6 to $15 have made even burgers laden with luxurious veggies and cheeses recession friendly. Angelo Salvador, general manager of Five Guys at Coconut Point, has another theory: that a resurgent gourmet burger has been driven by well-off baby boomers looking for the tastes they grew up with, only better. The baby boomers grew up going to the diner or getting a nickel burger with the girl on the roller skates at the drive in, Mr. Salvador said. Well, society has changed a little bit but these people are older and make a lot of money or have a lot of money, but they still want that taste of their youth, that burger. They may not necessarily want a lesser quality nickel hamburger; they want something better. So its kind of a marriage between nostalgia and my tastes have evolved. A new breed of burgers also seems to promise not just better quality or more choices but a healthier product, noted Anthony Ilczuk, who was waiting for his order last week at Jimmy Ps Butchershop and Deli, a Naples establishment that specializes in Wagyu Kobe beef. You go to a place like this or Five Guys and, I dont think its accurate, but you feel like its going to be healthier, he said. Even if its still pretty bad for you, the taste might be enough to make you forget. Dr. Manuel Mon, a professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, warns that he doesnt like a burger with too much grease. But he groans with pleasure at the mere thought of a Five Guys burger topped all the way. Naples retiree and childrens book author Nancy Poffenberger prefers her burgers very simple some dill pickle, lettuce, tomato, maybe mayonnaise, she said adding, Mushrooms, onions. Maybe a little cheese. Youll be able to find a burger to suit your own taste on this veritable tour of just some of the best new and not-asnew Southwest Florida burger joints. Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs Besides a full menu of burgers from the old-fashioned, turkey, bison and chicken burgers are also offered at this Naples eatery. Under tables glass tops are napkins and pieces of paper with notes expressing great appreciation from customers, including those from France, Germany, Italy and the Ukraine. One of owner Todd Brookss favorites is the Twice Baked Potato Burger. He also offers a Goober Burger, which includes peanut b utter and ba con, an idea culled from the Missouri State Fair, he said. A customer favorite, The Donut Burger, sells at a rate of about five per day at Brooks. Its a great seller, said cook George Kiesel. You get pretty jacked up after eating one though. A former vice president of a Kansas City steakhouse, Mr. Brooks moved here about two years ago with his wife, Sandra, and their two children. He transformed the old Lindburgers into a place that is his own. 330 Ninth St. S., Naples 262-1127 www.naplesburgers.com Elevation Burger Mercedes Zambrano is a vegan who approves of Elevation Burger, where she works at Gulf Coast Town Center. Thats because the beef is of the freerange, hormone free, grass-fed variety. The cows that gave their lives for the burgers here led a relatively pleasant life and are killed in a humane manner, pointed out manager Mike Murphy. The meat is fresh ground every day and less greasy than some of its competitors. The cheddar the restaurant uses has a nice tang to it. The caloric count of each menu item is posted beneath it. A standard two-patty burger has 510 calories, for instance. It also offers vegan patties, fresh-cut fries and shakes. People I think are wanting to go more retro, which means healthier, said Mr. Murphy. The franchise began in Virginia in 2005 and opened its first Southwest Florida location in January. The store features a Super Griddle, a conveyor belt of sorts, which can cook up to 450 burgers per hour. 9902 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers 437-2377 www.elevationburger.com Gyrene Burger Co. Gyrenes claim to fame: The delivery of hot, fresh burgers in less than 15 minutes. Founded by Dominos Pizza founder Tom Monaghan last November, Gyrenes delivery staff uses bicycles and scooters to deliver within a limited 1.5-mile radius of the restaurant. There are currently two stores in Naples. Tom had thought about doing burger delivery back in the 0s and s with Dominos and he decided to just stay focused on pizza, said operations officer Jason Rummer. Already in Ohio, New York, and elsewhere in Florida, the business has people interested in franchises, Mr. Rummer said. But for now, all the profits from the two Naples stores go to Ave Maria University, part of the town of the same name that Mr. Monaghan created from the ground up. A former vice president for Dominos in the early 1980s, Mr. Rummer saw that pizza chain explode in growth as well. The growth now on both sides of it (burgers and pizza) is more about quality, he said. Speed of service and high quality product at a fair price always wins with consumers. Always wins. And people love burgers; its a staple American food. Our goal with pizza was we were going to deliver one pizza per week to every house in America. And burgers, I would dare to say, that burgers are somewhat the same way.51 Ninth St. S., Naples 263-4110 9331 Tamiami Trail, North Naples 254-1001 www.gyreneburger.com Square 1 This Tampa-based gourmet burger house began in 2010 and has five stores, including its Fort Myers location, which opened last spring. There is an eye-popping menu of choices here: Red Angus beef burgers and more exotic fare (specials have included gator, ostrich, bison and buffalo burgers, a server said), including the Apple Duckling Burger with seasoned duck, caramelized apples, red onions and teriyaki ginger sauce on a sesame bun. A mushroom cheddar burger ordered by this reporter was cooked to juicy medium rare perfection. I think people really like burgers, number one I think because a cheeseburger, hamburger, its American fare, said manager Christian Siwek. And gourmet burgers are getting big, I think, because people want choices. 5031 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 931-8111 www.square1burgers.com The Counter: Custom Built BurgersSpeaking of choices, The Counter boasts that among its gourmet buns, meats, toppings and sauces that customers may mix and match, there are 312,120 combinations. One of those is a 1/3 pound beef patty on a wheat bun (they are also offered in a salad bowl) with Tilamook cheddar, roasted green chilies, Applewood smoked bacon, pickles and jabaero salsa: a thing of beauty. The California-based franchise began in 2003 and opened in Naples at the Mercato earlier this year. Customers check off on a clipboard which items theyd like on their burger or may order off a set menu. 1395 Panther Lane, Naples 566-0644 www.thecounterburger.com Fords Garage In downtown Fort Myers, Fords is overflowing with craft beer and illustrious Black Angus burgers named after local luminaries like Mayor Randy BURGERSFrom page 1 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYAt Brooks in Naples, a Donut Burger and Twice Baked Potato Burger await fries that cook George Kiesel is grabbing.
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D D D D D . . 14 14 14 14 14 14 1 95 95 95 95 95 5 P P P P P in in in in i i i e e e e e Ri Ri Ri Ri R R R dg dg dg dg dg dg e e e e Rd Rd Rd Rd d S S S S S S ui ui ui ui ui i i te te te t te t t 4 4 4 4 4 4 Na Na Na Na N Na pl pl pl pl p p es es es es e , , Fl Fl Fl Fl l or or or or or r id id id id d d a a a a a 34 34 34 34 34 3 10 10 10 10 0 9 9 9 9 9 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 9 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 NEWS A9 Henderson or car dealer Sam Galloway. Here, burgers are given the royal treatment, with each bun branded with the Fords log, fries served in a miniature fry basket, and a vintage Ford buggy replica hanging over the bar that can emit exhaust on command. Even with all the bells and whistles, the concept stays true to keeping burgers reasonably priced. If you can go out and get a premium burger with some great toppings, really an ideal meal at an affordable price, its a good situation for a lot of people these days, said owner Daniel Kearns. One of his favorite burgers includes cheddar cheese, a fried egg, bacon and pico de gallo. A bartender returned to check on how this reporter was enjoying The Bootlegger burger named for Dr. Randy Bartholomew, with its signature topping of cheese, coleslaw and BBQ sauce. Whats the verdict, honey? Yum.2207 First St., Fort Myers 332-3673 www.fordsgaragefl.com Five Guys Burgers and Fries This long-time Washington, D.C.born business exploded in popularity after franchising in 2003. Located throughout the region, there are six Lee County stores, the latest opening a few months ago, with plans to open another four in five years, said Angelo Salvador, general manager of the Coconut Point location. You know, all throughout the recession we were booming, Mr. Salvador said. We hit a little slowdown now system-wide but were still as a company growing. Besides its burgers, which fairly ooze with meat and toppings, Five Guys distinguishes itself by offering fresh-cut fries and advertising where in Idaho or Washington or wherever else the potatoes came from. People like it, especially because we get a lot of visitors here from the Midwest and from Idaho, Mr. Salvador said. And more of them tend to show up this time of year. It was a pretty hectic day today, Mr. Salvador said last Wednesday. We were busier than I expected. But it was nice. We had a lot of people in there and we were able to serve them and serve them well.www.fiveguys.com Jimmy Ps Butcher Shop & Deli At Jimmy Ps, you can buy $100-per pound marbled Kobe steaks cut from Wagyu beef, or just about any other cut of the famous cow. Every morning, workers here grind up Kobe meat: sirloin tips along with scraps from New York strips and ribeye to create a hamburger patty with the perfect fat content, said butcher Matt Deason, shortly before the small store, located in a humble strip mall on U.S. 41, became overwhelmed with a lunch hour crowd out for meat. Besides steak, diners may order a full pound, half pound or 1/3 pound Kobe burger. Mr. Deason noted the Kobe beef has as much or more Omega 3 as salmon. While other burger joints are newer, this one (which is a butcher shop first and foremost) has been at this spot for a decade. Our burger sales have been exceptional just because of the quality of the beef, Mr. Deason said. The companys logo, emblazoned on T-shirts, also reflects that sentiment: You cant beat our meat. 1833 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 643-6328 www.jimmypsbutchershop.com Mercedes Zambrano cooks burgers made from humanely treated cows on The Super Griddle at Elevation Burger in the Gulf Coast Town Center. Interior of Fords Garage The Southwestern gourmet burger served at Fords Garage.COURTESY OF FORDS GARAGE
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Owner Johnny Rizz explains how it works: For a minimum donation of $50, Fallen Angel Tattoo Studio will give one hour of a tattoo session thats booked for Thursday, Dec. 13. Reservations are first-come, first-served. We hope its our busiest day yet, Mr. Rizz says, adding the studios artists are donating their time and all materials. In addition to the tattoos, Fallen Angel is selling $20 raffle tickets for chance to win a $300 tattoo. All proceeds will to go Toys for Tots. Also between now and Dec. 13, anyone who drops off a new, unwrapped toy with a value of at least $10 will receive a Fallen Angel Tattoo Studio t-shirt. Fallen Angel Tattoo Studio is at 20041 S. Tamiami Trail, in Estero Ridge Plaza. For more information, call 221-7508. The Naples Area Board of Realtor is collecting toys that will be distributed to children in need in cooperation with Collier County Public Schools and the East Naples Fire Department. Unwrapped toys can be dropped off at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Road, between now and Dec. 14. For more information, call 597-1666 or visit www.NABOR.COM. Bala Vinyasa Yoga is collecting food for the pantry at St. Matthews House. Non-perishable staples canned goods, cereal, mac n cheese boxes, peanut b utter, coffee tea, powdered milk can be dropped off at 6200 Trail Blvd. N. 598-1938 or info@ bvyoga.com. 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: 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 is seeking small items to be used as rewards for the completion of goals for girls in grades seven through 12. Ideal items include journals, scrapbook supplies, photo albums, jewelry, hair and bath products and manicure/pedicure items. 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.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 NEWS A13 Fort Myers Store13170 S. Cleveland Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33907 Phone: (239) 415-2800www.RobbStuckyIntl.comStore HoursMON SAT:10 a.m. to 6 p.m. SUN: Noon to 5 p.m.PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES LOW PRICE GUARANTEE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE *Robb & Stucky International never sells at MSRP; our prices are always lower. American Leather, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and certain other MRP collections excluded. 40%SAVE UP TOSTOREWIDE!OFFMSRP* 10%SAVE AN ADDITIONAL ALL ACCESSORIES & AREA RUGS! Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2:30 3:30 PM The Fort Myers High School Jazz Band performs. Thursday, Dec. 13, 11:00 12:30 PM Photographer Doug Thompson showcases his work and gives insightful tips on capturing the perfect Southwest Florida landscape photo. Please RSVP to: (239) 415-2800 ext. 103 DECEMBER SPECIAL EVENTSOFFMSRP* + PLUS + Make plans for field trips and presentations at Rookery BayRegistration is open for the almost 40 field trips as well as the keynote presentation taking place during the ninth annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival, hosted Jan. 18-20 by the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Naturalists will lead birding walks, swamp buggy tours, canoe and kayak trips, sunset boat rides and other adventures to more than two dozen wildlife hot spots. Tours are offered with partnering organizations such as Big Cypress National Preserve, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples Botanical Garden and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Fees range from $10 to $50. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, four guest lecturers will make one-hour presentations in the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center: Rachel Frieze, a wildlife biologist with the Ecostudies Institute, will discuss Research and Discovery in Southern Floridas Mangroves: Unlocking the Secrets of the Mangrove Cuckoo. Dennis Giardina, Everglades region biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will discuss Managing Florida Panthers: A Tree Climbers Perspective. Author and Butterfly Man Mike Malloy will discuss Butterfly Gardening Made Easy for Southwest Florida. And, Paul Andreadis, a scientist affiliated with Denison University in Ohio, will discuss Exotic, Gigantic, Problematic: Pythons in Southwest Florida.Two keynote presentationsTo accommodate anticipated interest, award-winning filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus will deliver the keynote presentation twice this year, at 6 p.m. on Jan. 18 and Jan. 19. Mr. Stoltzfus will show behind-thescenes video and photos while discussing the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, a 1,000-mile expedition he took over a 100day period January-April 2012 to increase public awareness of and generate support for the Florida Wildlife Corridor project. Bear biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Dimmitt, photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr. and Mr. Stoltzfus made the trek from Everglades National Park to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia. The group traversed the wildlife habitats, watersheds, public and private lands and working farms and ranches that comprise the Florida Wildlife Corridor opportunity area. Admission to the keynote presentation is $25 per person. Admission to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center on Jan. 19 is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. The fee includes entrance to the four afternoon feature presentations. Admission on Jan. 18 is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for members. To sign up for a field trip or for one of the keynote presentations, visit www.rookerybay.org. For more information, call 417-6310, ext. 401.
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One of North Americas Top 100 Resort Courses, as rated by Golfweek Magazine Voted one of the 10 Best New Golf Courses in Florida by Travel & Leisure Golf 4.5 out of 5-Star rating by Golf Magazine For more information, please contact Marc Freiburg, The Premier Club of Naples 7540 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34105 239.659.3714 | WaldorfAstoriaNaples.com MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES.GOLF | BEACH | POOL | SPA | FITNESS | TENNIS | DINING Heads up for t ra ffic deputiesThe Collier County Sheriffs Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following spots the week of Dec. 10-14: Monday, Dec. 10Shadowlawn Drive at Shadowlawn Elementary School Aggressive drivingU.S. 41 East and Palm Drive Red light runningDavis Boulevard and Kings Way Red light running Tuesday, Dec. 11Golden Gate Parkway and AirportPulling Road Speeding Radio and Livingston roads Red light runningDevonshire and Santa Barbara boulevards Speeding Wednesday, Dec. 12Pine Ridge Road at Pine Ridge Middle School Aggressive driving Naples Boulevard Speeding Orange Blossom Drive and Livingston Road Red light running Thursday, Dec. 13Golden Gate Parkway and Sunshine Boulevard Speeding Green Boulevard Speeding Collier Boulevard and I-75 southbound exit Aggressive driving Friday, Dec. 14111th Avenue North at Naples Park Elementary School Aggressive drivingLivingston and Immokalee roads Speeding U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road Speeding CLUB NOTES The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples holds its holiday party from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Marbella Lakes Clubhouse, 6678 Marbella Lane. All Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island alumnae of Pi Beta Phi collegiate chapters are welcome. Spouses and significant others are welcome. Members bring hors doeuvres to share; beverages are provided. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Connie Kindsvater at 597-7878 or e-mailing 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. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www. naplesnewcomers.com. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Scott Vail at 777-3642. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Books-A-Million in Mercato. Call Robert Rizzo at (407) 4938584. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters Club: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Steve Jallad at 776-5398. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters Club: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at Stantec (previously Wilson Miller), 3200 Bailey Lane, Naples. Call Gwen Greenglass at 431-0931. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Linda Valentine at (954) 780-6683. This club has prerequisites for membership. Toastmaster Academy: 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call R. Sunde at 594-3828. For more about the organization, visit www.toastmasters.org. 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Established in 1999 for the purpose of building a strong future for Southwest Florida by providing the programs, partnerships and choices necessary to serve the educational needs of our citizens, the alliance is comprised of the superintendents of the public school systems of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties and the presidents of all the regionally accredited, nonprofit public and independent colleges and universities in the fivecounty area. A principle focus of our regional endeavor is responding to the workforce demands of the area. These needs have been clearly identified in data that is available and being pursued by The Partnership for Colliers Future Economy, an initiative of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. In particular, it is critically important that our workforce has affordable access to postsecondary educational opportunities. In the brief time that I was afforded the opportunity to serve as interim president at Edison State College, it became apparent to me that it makes good business sense and terrific economic sense to work with our area industries to identify and deliver the education and training skills to fulfill those workforce necessities. Workforce careers range from education, information technology, nursing, business, accounting, economics, finance, environmental and civil engineering to criminal justice, forensics, health sciences, paralegal studies, fire science technology, emergency medical services technology and architectural design and construction technology. Indeed, it is these careers and more that help make our community an attractive place to live and work and raise our families. Led by Michael Wynn, chairman of the Greater Naples Chamber of commerce and CEO of Sunshine Ace Hardware, and Edward Morton, past chamber chair and managing director of Wasmer Schroeder & Company, The Partnership has joined with Florida Gulf Coast University and the Lee County Horizon Council to craft a regional business attraction effort. First steps include work to help FGCU become the center for all data needed to attract new companies to Southwest Florida. A task group including myself and Collier County business leaders Al Reynolds, president and CEO of Stantec, and Richard Grant of Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A., is working to establish annual regional business climate surveys and conferences to broadcast to all that our region is open for business development. In this initiative, we are working with James Moore, director of the Fort Myers Regional Partnership; Ron Toll, FGCU provost and executive vice president; Kitty Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Lee and Hendry counties and chair of the Horizon Council; Mei Mei Chan, publisher of The News-Press; Laura Holquist, president of LAH Group Advisors LLC; and Dennie Hamilton, CEO of the Lee County Electric Cooperative. Also, The Partnership has joined The News-Press Media Group, The Lee County Industrial Development Authority the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Arthrex, Busey Bank, Chicos, Edison State College, FGCU, Hodges University and Manhattan Construction to invest in Workforce Now!, a regional assessment of future labor requirements and opportunities in the region. I am enthused about these vigorous, private sector collaborations and believe that within the next few years, these efforts will help us build a thriving, sustainable economy in Southwest Florida noted for its excellent, educated workforce. Attorney Dudley Goodlette, chairelect of the Greater Naples Chamber, served as a Florida State Representative from 1998-2006, as trustee for FGCU from 1994-2007 and as a trustee for Edison State College from 1990-94. GOODLETTE
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which in recent years have wreaked major havoc in the park. The park needs water, yes, but that water must come with the right quality, quantity, timing and distribution, stresses Park Superintendent Dan Kimball. While Everglades National Park does, indeed, face many challenges, Mr. Kimball says progress is being made, step by step, toward restoring the endangered ecosystem, rebuilding the hurricane-battered infrastructure and completing a general management plan for the next 20 years. So what can we, mankind as individuals and collectively do to assist those working in the park to help ensure we have an Everglades National Park 25 years from now? The most important thing that the public can do, Mr. Kimball says, is continue to support the park and the ecosystem restoration effort. Tell your friends about what a spectacular, but threatened, place the park is, he says. Encourage them to visit and experience the park and the Everglades firsthand. President George W. Bush, during a visit to the park in 2001, reminded us all that, Our job here is to be good stewards of the Everglades, to restore what has been damaged and to reduce the risk of harm. The park is not just a beautiful place to visit, but as everyone down here knows, it is a vital part of South Floridas ecosystem. Mrs. Douglas had it so right when, back in 1947, she declared, There are no other Everglades in the world, in the opening lines of her book, The Everglades: River of Grass, that was destined to become a bestseller. Heres to the next 65 years. Maureen Sullivan-Hartung arrived in Naples in 1981 and began freelance writing after a yearlong stint as a reporter for the former weekly Everglades Echo newspaper. Her first book, Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby, was published in 2010 by The History Press in South Carolina. Look for her Undercover Historian column every other week in Florida Weekly. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 NEWS A21 ATTENTION INVESTORSDID A COMPANY, BROKERAGE FIRM, FINANCIAL ADVISOR, OR BANK CAUSE YOU TO LOSE MORE THAN $100,000 OF YOUR LIFE SAVINGS IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING INVESTMENTS: GILMAN LAW Happy holidays from historic Palm CottageAs is its longstanding tradition, the Naples Historical Society has decorated Naples oldest house, the circa 1895 P alm Cottage, for the Christmas season. Residents and visitors are invited to step back in time for an old-fashioned holiday experience. Showcased this year at Christmas at Palm Cottage is an exhibit of American cut glass on loan from Neapolitans Barbara and Bill Meek. Dozens of items hint at times gone by, including a fanciful vinaigrette that dates to 1886. Younger women typically carried vinaigrettes, which held smelling salts, as a fashion statement and a symbol of wealth. Also on display are recent additions to the historical societys permanent collection, including three large William Henry paintings originally commissioned by one of Naples early bankers, Mamie Tooke. Historic Palm Cottage is at 137 12th Ave. S., one block east of the Naples Pier. Through Dec. 29, Christmas at Palm Cottage is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday. Admission is $6 per person (free for ages 10 and younger). No reservations are necessary. For more information, call 261-8164 or visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org. The main entrance to Everglades National Park is 10 miles southwest of Homestead on State Road 9336, about a three-hour drive from Naples. Check www.nps.gov/ever for details about entrance fees and other applicable fees. For more information, call (305) 242-7700. 4 5
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 TO YOUR HEALTHMENSA hosts free lecture on vaccinesThe Naples chapter of MENSA and members Dr. Sam and Bunny Sewell host pediatrician Brian Thornburg for a discussion about childhood immunizations at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. All are welcome. Admission is free; contributions to the Mensa Gifted Youth Scholarship Fund are appreciated. Dr. Thornburg will discuss the history and controversy of vaccines in America and from an international perspective, and will also talk about how healthy nutrition and detoxification can prevent illness by strengthening the immune system naturally. The program will be held at 10202 Vanderbilt Drive (the northeast corner at 102nd Avenue). Although attendance is free, reservations are requested. Contact the Sewells by calling 591-4565 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Tips to laugh away the holiday bluesHolidays are a time of mirth and cheer; at least thats what the folks at Hallmark tell us. For many adults, however, the holidays can be a challenging time. In a free presentation titled Laugh Those Holiday Blues Away, Margot Escott, LCSW, will provide tips on ways to decrease the stress that comes with the most wonderful time of the year. The Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida hosts the program from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at MHASWF headquarters, 2335 Tamiami Trail N. Reserve your place by calling Brian Follweiler at 261-5405 or e-mailing email@example.com. HEALTHY LIVING On Christmas Day 1997, I received a message on my answering machine from my dad wishing me a Merry Christmas and telling me how much he loved me. At the time, he was visiting a friend in Cape Canaveral for the holidays. He didnt realize his voice was still recording as he hung up and I heard him say to his friend: You can call the ambulance now. I left immediately and drove from Atlanta to the hospital in Cape Canaveral. Upon my arrival, I learned my dad had had a strok e that left him completely paralyzed on his left side. As it turned out, cancer had metastasized to his brain. Since I was his only family, I took a leave of absence to care for him. Prior to this event, I had never worked in health care. However, as a result, I became passionately committed to helping create and deliver the best patient experience possible. It is my memory of our shared experiences that fuels the flame that burns within me. First and foremost, I loved my dad and wanted to honor his memory. During the seven weeks I cared for my dad until his passing on Feb. 18, 1998 I had no basis upon which to evaluate the quality of care he was receiving. Fair or not, my only foundation was to judge how he was being treated as a human being. Over the course of his care, I encountered hundreds of care providers nurses, doctors, technicians and support personnel. What stands out most were those who were simply indifferent as if they had been taught to keep an emotional distance from the patient and family when, in actuality, empathy and compassion is what we needed most. They say the small things can be the big things. For example, even though the stroke had left my dad paralyzed on his left side, guess where where meals, remote controls and call buttons were placed? Thats right, on his left side. Nevertheless, there was one neurologist I will always remember. I dont know how the doctor found out about my dads background perhaps he overheard us speaking, or maybe the doctor spoke to one of my dads friends. Regardless, his subsequent actions were unforgettable. The doctor came into the room, pulled up a chair beside my dad, gently touched his hand and began to ask about World War II. He then proceeded to engage my dad in trivia questions about U.S. presidents. You see, the doctor had invested the time to discover my dad was a World War II Marine veteran and enjoyed studying U.S. presidents. You should have seen my dads face for a brief moment, he was pleasantly distracted and, for the first time, I felt like someone really cared. From that moment, I have dedicated my professional life to making a difference by creating great patient experiences. What I have discovered through my own experience, plus the countless patient and family focus groups and interviews I have conducted, is that compassion is the No. 1 driver of the patient experience. We have to remember that patients are afraid, uncertain, distracted, hurting and emotionally stressed. They are in unfamiliar surroundings. They have lost their routine, control and their peace of mind. The only feeling we can give in return to offset these types of emotions is compassion. Please dont misunderstand me. Safe, quality care is vitally important. In fact, health-care consumers are becoming savvier in shopping for their needs, and safety and qualit y outc omes are a primary driver over their decisions. However, what drives their perception of the experience is how we treat them as a person. Perhaps Fred Lee, the author of If Disney Ran Your Hospital, says it best: Customers hold in their minds a mental picture of how a person should be treated, and that picture becomes the standard by which their experience is judged. But precluding a catastrophe, patients judge their experience by the way they are treated as a person, not by the way they are treated for their disease. I joined Physicians Regional Healthcare System seven months ago as the system director of performance improvement. Every day, my purpose is to be catalyst for positive change with a particular focus on delivering the best patient experience possible by bringing warmth, kindness, empathy and compassion to everyone who enters our doors. It doesnt get much better than that. Brad Pollins can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.Hospital exec shares a personal view of the patient experienceBY BRAD POLLINSSpecial to Florida Weekly POLLINS Pain relief study shows rats experience placebo effect SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe University of FloridaRats and humans have at least one thing in common: They both react the same way to a placebo, according to a new University of Florida study. That was the big finding that the animals that expected pain relief actually got pain relief when you gave them an inert substance, says co-author Dr. John Neubert, a pain specialist and an associate professor in the department of orthodontics at the UF College of Dentistry. It helps validate our model that what we do in the rats, we believe, is a good representation of whats being seen in humans. The investigation of placebo effects might lead to the identification of new therapeutic targets in the brain and of novel treatment strategies for a variety of health conditions. A placebo response is a response seemingly to a treatment that has not actually been administered. For this study, researchers looked at placebo responses in reference to pain and pain relief by evaluating how an animal responds when it thinks its getting a pain reliever. UF researchers conditioned rats to expect morphine or salt water by giving injections of one or the other for two sessions. Then during the third session, researchers gave both groups the saline injection. About 30 to 40 percent of the group that had previously received morphine acted as if they had received morphine again and showed pain relief. What that means is we can then go ahead and do more mechanistic studies and do pharmacological studies targeting different receptors, Dr. Neubert says. We could do different procedures and try to apply that knowledge to what we think is going on in humans. The two-year study published in the October issue of the journal PAIN was the result of collaboration between Dr. Neubert and Niall Murphy, an addiction specialist and adjunct associate professor at the University of California Los Angeles. The two decided to look at placebo responses because they deal with pathways and mechanisms that relate to pain, reward and addiction. We know basic things about placebo response, but the study we did is important because now we can look at placebo response in ways that you cant in humans due to practical and ethical issues, Dr. Neubert says. You can do different manipulations in a preclinical model that just couldnt be done in humans. Early results from another study the researchers are conducting have demonstrated similar results in mice. This was a really exciting finding for us because we used our novel testing system that was developed here at UF, with the support of my department, the College of Dentistry, and funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH, Dr. Neubert says. That will allow us to now closely model things that we see in humans. Were more confident in doing these preclinical studies and in doing translational research, where you take studies from the basic side of things and try to apply them to the human condition. Dr. Jianguo Cheng, a professor and director of the Cleveland Clinics Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, says the study has established a novel and useful model to investigate the mechanisms of placebo effects. Dr. Cheng, who was not involved in the study, believes the placebo effect deserves further study. The authors ought to be commended for their innovative experimental design and rigorous and sophisticated analysis of the results, he says. This combination constitutes a solid basis for the credibility of their findings. This elegant model convincingly demonstrated the cardinal features of placebo responses to sham or control intervention that are commonly seen in humans. CHENG
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 A23 TO YOUR HEALTHDoctor will discuss test for Parkinsons The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. presents a free presentation by Dr. Igor Levy of Neuroscience/Spine Associates at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Drive. Dr. Levy will discuss DaTscans, a new imaging technique that can provide a more definitive diagnosis of Parkinson disease. He will also raise the question of how much a patient should be told about test findings. Attendees will be encouraged to join the conversation. Other programs and services PASFI offers Parkinsons disease patients and their families and caregivers include: A voice aerobics class is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday at PASFI headquarters. A My Story workshop takes place immediately after voice aerobics every week for those who want to preserve their family memories in writing. A support group for caregivers meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. A support group for PD patients or others with movement disorders as well as their caregivers begins at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Students from FGCU recently attended and asked for volunteers to complete a short assessment about physical activity. They will share their findings with the group in a few months. Naples Equestrian Challenge offers horseback riding as a therapeutic tools for Parkinsons patients. Tuition for PASFI members is covered by an anonymous gift. The next session of the speech and swallowing class will begin in February. Unless otherwise noted, classes and programs take place at PASFI headquarters, 1048 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. For reservations or more information about any of the ab ove, call PASFI at 417-3465 or e-mail Ruth Hubing, executive director, at email@example.com.Hazelden hosts free recovery lecturesHazelden in Naples presents Inspiration to Strengthen Recovery, a series of four free programs starting Tuesday, Dec. 11, and continuing from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 12, at First United Methodist Church, 388 First Ave. S. Guest speaker for the December session is Heather Burton. Ms. Burton holds a masters degree in addiction studies and began her clinical work at the Hazelden Foundation in Center City, Minn. She helped open the Naples facility in 2010 and is now director of clinical services here. Her topic of discussion will be complacency or resting on our laurels as it affects those in recovery for alcohol or substance abuse. The series continues with: The Blessings of a Thorough 11th Step on Jan. 8, by author Karen Casey, Ph.D. Now What? For the Whole Family on Feb. 12, by William Cope Moyers, vice president of public affairs and community relations for Hazelden. Transitions: Coping with Change on March 12, by Elene Loecher, who retired after 25 years as spiritual care and program coordinator at Hazeldens Dan Anderson Renewal Center in Minnesota. For more information, call Hazeldens Theresa Feller at 659-2367.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 261-5405 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Workshop will give lifeline to caregiversMore than 65 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged relative or friend each year. The help them learn strategies for coping, a free workshop will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the clubhouse at Moorings Park. Family caregivers, health-care professionals and clergy all are invited to A Lifeline for Caregivers presented by Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and a senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. Dr. Dokas topics for family and other caregivers will include managing stress, setting goals and expectations and taking care of oneself. For health-care professionals and clergy, he will discuss psychological and spiritual reactions at end of life and the effects of caring for the terminally ill. A light dinner will be served. The evening is sponsored by Vita Hospice, Dignity Memorial, IberiaBank, Moorings Park and 21st Century Care. RSVP by Jan. 10 by calling 597-3101. Parenting power topic of classesDavid 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 strongwilled or even out of control. For registration or more information, call 263-4013 or visit www.davidlawrencecenter.org. LOECHER BURTON CASEY MOYERS Rates and availability to play, subject to change without notice. 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These are all extremely accomplished people in their own fields, but in my area of expertise, they can have some pretty offthe-mark ideas. Such was the case recently when a top atmospheric scientist asked me to confirm for him that the vizsla, a Hungarian hunting breed, would be a low maintenance pet. Low maintenance? Not unless your idea of that includes a couple daily exercise sessions that would exhaust someone training for a marathon. Like many hunting dogs, the vizsla is bred for a hard days work in rough terrain. For someone looking for a dog whod snooze the days away alone in a downtown condo, his choice of dog could hardly be worse. He told me he wanted shorthaired, medium-sized and laid-back dog, and he was surprised when I suggested he consider a retired racing greyhound, likely a female to come in on the smaller size. He thought that a racing dog would have nonstop energy, but on the contrary, greyhounds are lovingly known by their families as mph couch potatoes. You want a dog to snooze the day away? This is that dog. That doesnt mean the vizsla isnt a good dog ... for someone else. I have high-energy dogs of a similar hunting breed, and I manage their exercise needs by making sure theres room for lots of fetch in my schedule. If I couldnt or didnt want to exercise them constantly, I wouldnt have dogs like these. But too many people dont consider a dogs energy levels when choosing an animal companion, and that often leads to frustration for both dog and owner. Look at the big, active dogs we adore, such as the Labrador, golden retriever and German shepherd. These breeds are high on the American Kennel Clubs list of the most popular, and theyre also well-represented as adoption candidates in shelters, both purebreds and mixes. You dont have to go far down the popularity list to find other active breeds as well dogs whose genetics have prepared them to work both hard and often. What are they doing to burn off all that natural energy? Barking, digging, chewing and often making their owners very unhappy. If youre thinking of getting a dog, think seriously about which breed you want and whether you can provide an active dog with the exercise he needs. If you cant honestly say that your dog will get 30 minutes of heart-thumping aerobic exercise at least three to four days a week daily is better then you really ought to reconsider getting an active large breed. Instead, consider the alternatives. For large breeds, look at the sight hounds, such as the greyhound I suggested, the saluki or even the massive Irish wolfhound. These breeds were not developed to work all day like the retriever, husky and sheepdog, but rather to go all out for a short period of time and then chill out for hours. Theyre big, but theyre couch potatoes by choice. Many guarding breeds, such as Rottweilers, boxers and Akitas, also have relatively minimal exercise requirements. All dogs love and need their exercise, but not all dogs will go crazy if they dont get a ton of it. Most small breeds are easy in the exercise department, too, not because they dont need a lot of it, but because its not as difficult to exercise a small dog with short legs. A Yorkie, pug or corgi can get good exercise in a small yard or on a brisk walk. Herding and hunting dogs tend to have high energy requirements that are hard for many families to meet. To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. MondaySaturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. Pets of the Week>> Chloe is a beautiful 2-monthold domestic shorthair. Shes classy and sweet, and her stunning gold eyes contrast perfectly with her lovely glossy black coat.>> Dewey is a handsome 4-month-old whitefooted orange tabby who gets along very well with everyone.>> Buddy is a 1-year-old Tibetan terrier mix who likes people, cats and other dogs. >> Rhina is an 8-month-old tricolor black mouth cur mix. Shes alert, beautiful and good on her leash as well as friendly with people, cats and other dogs.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: 239-434-0300 www.aemc.cc Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! MONEY & INVESTING Fix your finances in 2013 by starting to plan nowAs a new year approaches, new resolutions will abound. Besides resolutions to lose weight or enroll in a gym, you might think about some resolutions for building a better financial future for yourself. Instead of whipping out a yellow pad the day before or after years end and memorializing some half-baked financial goals, you might want to read this column and begin pondering a broad scope of financial issues. The process may well entail fact-finding, an accounting review, conversations with loved ones and experts, etc. And it might take you a fair amount of time and effort to cross the Dec. 31 finish line with financial resolutions that are truly worthy. Discussions about money and investing most often focus on amounts of money, levels of earnings, investment returns and allocations, taxation, etc. As such, past years resolutions might have included: To earn x percent more than the S&P; to read a major financial journal one time a week; to pay less in taxes (even if higher rates are passed); to pay down mortgage debt and others. These resolutions are measurable, easily discussed with family and friends and are topics covered in the media. But they do not address other critical elements: Attitudes, values and emotions as they relate to money. From my perspective, these are foundational elements, just as important as the mechanics and art of successful investing or career building. Making all the money in the world yields little benefit if you fail to grow as a person and if you fail to appreciate financial blessings. These non-technical topics are not often discussed in meetings with investment advisers, in investment clubs, in newsletters, or in coffee shop talk. They are very personal and might well disclose the core of a person and violate boundaries or personal turfs. They often remain topics within the confines of a spousal relationship or self-talk. Here is a list of some money issues about which you might consider making 2013 resolutions. They will take time and effort to be uniquely figured for you. Square one for everyone is how much money you have, how much you earn and how you spend it. Thats easy to do but often time consuming. Most people are surprised by the details of the cash in/out and assets/liabilities. Why surprised? Because people do not like to think of themselves as spend thrifts or having a lifestyle that is above their means. People tend to remember their good ways in handling money, akin to investors forgetting or ignoring their losses yet remembering the glory of the gains. Loss denial is very much like spending denial. Until people get enthused about understanding and effecting change in their spending habits, they prefer to forget their wanton ways. Second, figure your money values, as they will determine your money goals. Values to provide and protect a family, to give to those less fortunate, to save for education of children and grandchildren will manifest in different resolutions than if you value first and foremost becoming a megamillionaire. Relationships, especially healthy and long-running marriage relationships, are founded on compatibility, shared values and shared goals. And money, not infidelity (which we all know is a widespread problem), is the number one issue cited for divorce. So, you might as well work to create shared money values and money goals in your marriage. Third, through feedback by those who know you and love you, discover your emotions surrounding money, as others perceive it. Your emotions are key drivers of your behavior. All financial theory plays second fiddle to behavioral theory in which emotions of fear and greed take leading roles. Greed is often manifest in chasing investment markets that have already had big bull runs (buying at the top) and fear is often manifest in cashing out of markets that have just had a large correction (selling at the bottom.) If you can withstand hearing the candid assessment of others about your monetary emotions, then you can possibly grow beyond these limitations. No one wants to hear that they are greedy or fearful, but it is extremely unrealistic to think that these core limitations of human character are to be found in your fellow man but not in you. Fourth, you might want to make a commitment to be thankful for all you have. Starting my mornings without heartfelt thanks for current abundance leaves me feeling shortchanged. Counting my financial blessings allows me to see my relative good fortune and allows compassion and a desire to help those less fortunate. Consider beginning an internal dialogue about building better financial behaviors and attitudes, This self-talk might morph into a discussion with your spouse or close friends, and then you might find yourself inspired to grow and make changes and create resolutions that are truly worthy. Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. She can be reached at 571-8896 or jshowaltercfa@yahoo. com. a f m c a F d jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAjshowaltercfa@yahoo.com
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Banking Meriem Blevins has been named commercial banking team leader and senior vice president at Capital Bank. She will manage the banks commercial loan portfolio in Southwest Florida, including soliciting, negotiating, underwriting and closing loans. A Florida native, she has more than 22 years of experience in the Southwest Florida market. Ms. Blevins earned a bachelors degree from the University of Central Florida and worked for five years at Fifth Third Bank as senior vice president and senior relationship manager. She also worked for Bank of America in various roles for 20 years. Health Care Podiatric surgeon Eliot Sherr has opened Naples Foot Doctor. Formerly based in Peabody, Mass., Dr. Sherrs practice focuses on non-invasive procedures using laser technology. He holds a bachelors degree in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and earned his medical degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University. He completed training St. Elizabeths Hospital in Boston and is on staff at Bostons North Shore Medical Center. Executive Services Monika Kment has been named business manager for Executive Support Services Inc. in downtown Naples. The company provides administrative services and executive and virtual suites for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. Hospitality Randi Durgin has been promoted to assistant food and beverage manager at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. She joined the property in May as a restaurant server and previously worked for eight years at Real Seafood Company. Dale Encinosa has joined the sales and marketing staff at the Inn on Fifth to focus on group sales for both the newly renovated hotel and the new club level suites. Ms. Encinosa has more than 30 years of marketing and sales experience in the hospitality industry, including more than 17 years at The Registry Resort (now known as the Waldorf Astoria Naples). She also worked as national sales manager at the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Rico. Nick Fallon has joined the staff at the Inn on Fifth as sales assistant. A former intern at the hotel, he graduates this month from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelors degree in resort and hospitality management. He will manage corporate accounts and provide administrative assistance while training for the position of revenue manager. Evita Reyes has been promoted to group sales manager at the Inn on Fifth. She has been working at the property for more than five years, most recently as revenue manager. Julie Blauman has been promoted to assistant human resources director at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. She joined the property as employment manager in 2005 and has also served as human resources manager and training manager. She helped transition the Naples Grande Beach Resort to the Waldorf Astoria Naples by facilitating brand standards training for more than 400 staff members. She holds certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Society of Human Resources Management and was recently elected as certification chairperson on the board of directors for HR Collier. Crystal Steere has been promoted from spa supervisor to spa director at the Golden Door Spa at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. Real Estate Development James Moyle has been named land development manager for Hacienda Lakes, a new 2,262-acre development in East Naples. A licensed general contractor and real estate sales professional, Mr. Moyle most recently owned and operated the Fort Myers-based Southern Comfort General Contracting. Locally, he has also worked with Kimball Hill Homes and the Bonita Bay Group. And he was project manager for Strittmatter Metro in Washington, D.C., directing civil site development, and a roadway and bridge inspector for Stottler, Stagg and Associates in Cape Canaveral. 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Currently, only 844 of Colliers 44,300 public school students attend a charter. A Collier school district spokesman, Joe Landon, would not comment on their performance or quality. Charlotte, meanwhile, has one Edison Collegiate High School, with 380 of the countys 15,800 public school students. There was a charter school many years ago that did not do well, and that may be a reason we dont have more now, says Diane Junaeu, principal of Edison Collegiate, whose first graduating class of seniors about 85 will receive their diplomas in May. The school started with 100 freshmen in 2009, and added roughly 100 students each year because the results have been good. Advantages promote growthIn the eyes of Mr. Hage at Charter Schools, USA, charters are succeeding nowadays his companys, at least not because of growth needs but because they have some advantages, and thus the educations they provide are equal to or better than traditional public school educations in the eyes of consumers (the parents and students). His is not the only voice to cite distinct advantages for charters. Since charters dont have to meet the stringent building codes of public schools, the brick and mortar cost is less expensive. And if they arent building their own, they can lease, officials say. In addition, the schools tend to be neighborhood institutions not restricted by minority-enrollment marching orders that traditional public schools must follow (for the most part, its first comefirst served). Another significant advantage is smaller class size sometimes. Thats why so many people come away from public schools its the biggest issue, explains Elizabeth Elliott, a professor of education at FGCU who sat on the governing board of the four Cape Coral charter schools when they got under way in the last decade. At the time, the city borrowed the money and built them, then leased them to the management teams. But that may have changed somewhat since she and others helped Terry Stewart, then Cape Coral city manager and now Fort Myers Beach city manager, create a charter alternative to the school districts traditional schools. Now, only about half of charter schools in Lee have smaller class sizes than other public schools. And only a quarter (six) have been given the coveted highperforming designation of schools that receive A grades from the state at least two years running. Three of those are Cape Coral municipal charter schools. That points to another advantage: parent involvement. One of the core principals in establishing charter schools is that there has to be parental involvement at and with the school for the child to continue to qualify to go to school there, says Mr. Stewart. All the studies about education will tell you that one of the prime indicators of success is parental involvement. In the end, even their champions can express ambivalence. Ive seen them do good work, says Professor Elliott. Theyre not all bad. Theyve taken the pressure off school districts with increasing populations who cant afford to build buildings. And they tend to be in neighborhoods or communities (where their students live). And if theyre no good, they dont last. When a public school is poor, it goes on for 50 years, says Mr. Hage. When a charter school is poor, it gets closed down. And thats as it should be. How it actually works Quality may be an arguable point, but this isnt: Lee County offers a business model detailing both the complications and the successes that overseeing charter schools can entail. For any charters, there has to be a nonprofit or public agency that applied for a charter, and that signed a contract with the school board. Sometimes the school district pays the governing board, which hires staff and secures a facility. However, what is more common is for the nonprofit governing board to contract with a third party to run the school, and in most cases these contractors are for-profit corporations, explains Jeff McCullers, director of grants and the program liaison of the public charter schools division in the Lee County schools. For-profit businesses managing charters in the county come from Florida (Charter Schools, USA, based in Fort Lauderdale, with six); Tennessee (Accelerated Learning Solutions Inc., with two schools); Massachusetts (Nonpublic Educational Services Inc.) and Oklahoma (Advanced Academics Inc.) with one school each. In addition, a specially appointed Cape Coral board, a public agency, oversees four schools; an Ohio nonprofit, EdVantages Inc., has three schools; and Goodwill Industries Inc., has one school, along with Edison State College. Watching all of that in its various stripes and spots is the countys school district. In fiscal year 2012, it paid out $71.68 million to the schools, which receive most of their money based on a state mandated price for each FTE student, or full-time equivalent student. School districts that oversee charters are allowed by state law to hold back 5 percent of fees that charter schools are entitled to receive for their service as overseers, but its never as easy as it sounds, says Dr. McCullers. There are numerous obligations for which districts receive no reimbursement, he explains. For example, the staff time cost of reviewing charter applications is considerable. In the current round, 19 different employees have provided dedicated time to this process in reviewing applications, preparing application analyses and summaries, communicating with applicants and maintaining the web-based information system used by applicants an reviewers. Then theres the oversight. The fiscal year-12 district investigation that led to the closing of Richard Milburn Academy in Fort Myers used over 200 hours of staff time. These closures have required an enormous contribution of time from school board attorneys, cabinet members, and many department staff members. Major changes in budgeting, billing, programming, reporting, mail and other courier service, student support staff scheduling, inventory, mainframe account security, District e-mail account management, and warehouse operations have been required. Numerous inquiries from the media have taken up more staff time. Thats probably what it takes to rank number three in Florida and number 18 in the country for the percentage of students attending charter schools instead of traditional public schools. But it still stands in sharp contrast to the top dogs in the charter-school world. New Orleans, ranked at number one, sends 76 percent of its public school children to charters, for example, followed by Detroit and Washington, D.C., both at 41 percent; Kansas City, Mo., at 37 percent; Flint, Mich., at 33 percent; and Gary, Ind., along with St. Louis tied at 31 percent. Although Southwest Florida education issues may differ significantly from those in such urban centers, growth appears to be possible in both environments. Charter Schools, USA, grew by 40 percent last year, with 10 new schools in Florida, says Mr. Hage. He predicts similar growth again this year. SCHOOLSFrom page 1 >> Jon Hage, president Charter Schools, USA: How the for-pro t company works: We have a nonpro t board. They hire us, well come in, we help develop the school, we nd a builder, we put together a whole plan, and we operate the school for the board. The board pays for the schools. (When we build a school) We have to follow local codes that a private school would have to follow but not the public schools. That allows us to go in and build schools in more ef cient and effective ways. Our average school is built in about six months. The average school-district school in the state takes 30 months, with average costs 2 times ours. The average kid station for us costs $10,000. The state average is about $22,000 to $25,000. How money is leveraged: So well go to market and sell tax-exempt bonds, and they will help nance schools under long-term debt. Were a larger operator and we do things in the marketplace a small mom and pop would have a harder time doing. Were the largest seller of charter school bonds in the United States we sold $60 million last week. Banks like Oppenheimer & Co., or Lord Abbett & Co. all the major banks that buy bonds theyll look to this as a major place to buy debt. After the school is built and students show up, we will borrow the debt for the school, and the school will eventually pay it off. >> Professor Elizabeth Elliott, advice for parents shopping for schools: Research what the charter school has, as opposed to public schools. What services to do they offer, what curriculum do they use? There are different ones. I would want to see how the curriculum compares to whats being taught in public schools. I would also want to see where the charter is in district school grades compared to other schools. Where they are in AYP its called Adequate Yearly Progress, and its public record. Are they equal to or better than other public schools? So I would do my homework look at class size, teacher quali cations, those types of things. HAGE ELLIOTT
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The Collier Building Industry Association holds its annual banquet and installation of officers at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Olde Cypress. Cost is $45. For reservations, call Cathy Curatolo at 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. The Gulf Coast Venture Forum meets from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Venture X, an office and event space for entrepreneurs in Mercato. Reservations are required and can be made at www. gcvf.weebly.com. For more information, e-mail Deborah@gcvf.com. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. The Dec. 13 networking takes place at Physicians Regional Medical Center-Collier Boulevard. For more information, call 435-9410 or 643-3600 or visit www.eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com. The Collier County Bar Association holds its family-friendly holiday party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Naples Bay Resort. Sign up at www. colliercountybar.org. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its holiday party from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Club at Grandezza. Cost is $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Sign up by calling 992-2943 or e-mailing Caitlin@ bonitaspringschamber.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its Business After 5 holiday party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $20 for members in advance, $40 at the door and for non-members. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to Business After Five from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Marco Beach Hilton Resort. $10 admission for all. For more information, e-mail Katie@ marcoislandchamber.org. The East Naples Merchants Association will host the East Naples Expo & Taste of the Expo from 2-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Edison State College. Admission will be $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Purchase in advance at www.ticketderby.com. 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L 33924 v a Drive 0 078 SLAND L 33924 v a Drive 11499 Andy Rosse Lane 0 078 C C AISLAND C a p t i va I s l an d FL 33924 CAPTIV VA 11499 Andy Rosse Lane CiIldFL33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES Naples, FL 34102 ve S 589 & 601 Fif t h A Av 239.213.9100 NAPLES Naples, FL 34103 a m ia 3000 T Ta 239.261.9101 NAPLES Naples, FL 34103 rail N m i T Tr 239.261.9101 MARCO ISLANDEXQUISITE ESTATE HOME 5 Bedrooms, 4.5-Baths, Over 4,800 S.F. Under Air Situated on Prestigious Roberts Bay Expansive Outdoor Area w/Heated Pool & More 107 Feet of Gorgeous Water Frontage $2,995,000 MLS 212030384 Carolyn Rzaca 239.877.1066 MEDITERRA15179 BROLIO WAY 4 Bedrooms, + Den, 5-Full & 2-Half Baths Exquisite Details throughout Unbelievable Master Suite & Bath 2 Grand Pools, Spa and Fireplace $2,899,000 MLS 212031774 Kristin Cavella-Whorrall 239.821.6330 BONITA BEACH PRIVATE BEACH RETREAT 4 Bedrooms, Plus Den and 4.5 Baths Beautiful Sunsets w/ Longest Bay Views Available Spectacular Guzman Designed Home Purchase Early to Customize $2,895,000 MLS 212019622 Jim Hiester 239.919.9508 QUAIL WESTDREAM HOME ON ESTATE LOT 3 Bedrooms, + Den, 3.5-Baths 180 Degree Lake & Golf Course Views 6,900 S.F. Living, & African Tile Throughout Gorgeous Pool and Spa $2,495,000 MLS 212024318 Lauren & Mike Taranto 239.572.3078 SHADOW WOOD TAMARIND TRACE Exceptional Arthur Rutenberg Designed Home Bardmoor Model; Expanded Kitchen/ Great Room Extensive Upgrades Throughout Private Lush Tropical Setting $765,000 MLS 212036303 Bob Nemec / Greg Lewis 239.273.2556 MEDITERRACUSTOM DESIGNED COACH HOME 3 Bedrooms, + Den, 3-Baths Situated Overlooking the Lake Numerous Upgrades, Rosewood Flooring Western Sunset Views $699,000 MLS 211520639 Martinovich & Nulf 239.564.5717 MEDITERRA15501 MONTEROSSO LN., #202 3 Bedrooms, 3-Baths Beautiful Chef's Kitchen Incredible Lake Views Private Beach Club $599,000 MLS 211516383 Martinovich & Nulf 239.564.5717 HOLLY GREEN VILLAS3070 GULF SHORE BLVD #211 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, First Time Offered Unobstructed View of the Bay Furnished w/Extensive Updates Free Use of Common Boat Docks $500,000 MLS 212028103 Jackie Sweet 239.298.9000 OLDE NAPLESNESTLED IN OLDE NAPLES 5 Bedrooms, + Den, 3.5-Baths Gorgeous Kitchen w/Stone Counters Brazilian Cherry Floors Open Heated Pool & Fountains $7,000 / Month MLS 212037113 Debbie Hunt 239.398.5529 BONITA BAYESTANCIA 2 Bedrooms, + Den, 3-Baths Fantastic Gulf, Bay & Cityscape Views Travertine Marble Flooring World Class Amenities $3,500 / Month MLS 212020737 Jeff Windland 239.285.1198 SPANISH WELLSMARBELLA 3 Bedrooms, + Den, 2-Baths Immaculate 2nd Floor Coach Home Almost 1,800 S.F. of Living Private Gated Community $1,850 / Month MLS 212037100 Linda Nagle-Scott 239.910.1725 HIGH POINTHIGH POINT COUNTRY CLUB 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Offered Furnished Gated Community 6 Pools, 3-Executive Golf Courses $1,200 / Month MLS 212036862 Denice Faerber 239.325.3516 PELICAN LANDING SANDPIPER GREENS 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 Car Garage Turnkey Furnished Pelican Nest Golf View Western Exposure $325,000 MLS 212018566 Darlene Rice 239.325.3537 MADISON PARKGORGEOUS TWO STORY HOME 4 Bedrooms, 2.5-Baths Long Lake Views Well Appointed Kitchen w/Breakfast Area Large Open Loft $320,000 MLS 212036606 The Fischer Group 239.777.7500 WEST BAY CLUB19510 MARSH POINTE RUN # 201 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sunset Views Designer Furnished, 2nd Floor Open Floor Plan/Wood Floors Beach, Tennis Club w/Pete Dye Golf $279,900 MLS 211520295 Don Graves 239.287.7107 PELICAN SOUND ISLAND SOUND 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Den & Attached Garage Spectacular View of Lake w/ Fountain Open Great Room Design, New Paint & Carpet Close Proximity to Amenity Center $274,900 MLS 212034119 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 QUAIL CREEKENDLESS LAKE & GOLF VIEWS 4 Bedrooms, 6.5-Baths Grand Living Room w/Fireplace Circular Drive, Motor Courts, 3-Car Garage Tropical Gardens, Pool & Entertainment Area $1,649,000 MLS 212033934 Lauren & Michael Taranto 239.572.3078 PELICAN LANDING 3705 BAY CREEK DRIVE Expansive Outdoor Living Areas 5 Bedrooms Plus Den, 4.5 Baths Recently Inspected and Appraised Custom Estate-Large Lot 4,617 Sf. Ft. Living Space $1,500,000 MLS 212018053 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 MEDITERRA16716 STELLA COURT 3 Bedrooms, + Den, 3.5-Baths Second Story Private Guest Suite Soaring Ceilings & Custom Architecture Spacious Center Island Kitchen $1,475,000 MLS 212016592 Martinovich & Nulf 239.564.5717 PELICAN LANDING WATERSIDE Private, Courtyard Home w/ Oversized Pool 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths/Den + Cabana & Bath Waterfall Spa & Summer Kitchen Stunning Sunset Views Overlooking The Lake $1,250,000 MLS 212023018 Jim Hiester & Denise Stilwell 239.273.0990 OPENSUNDAY1 4:00 OPENSUNDAY1 4:00 OPENSUNDAY1 4:00 OPENSUNDAY1 4:00 OPENSUNDAY1 4:00 OPENSUNDAY1 4:00 ANNUALRENTAL ANNUALRENTAL ANNUALRENTAL ANNUALRENTAL
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MMXII Premier Sothebys International Realty, licensed real estate broker. All rights reserved. Sothebys International Realty is a registered trademark licensed to Sothebys International Realty Affiliates LLC. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. Premier Sothebys International Realty is a holding of The Lutgert Companies. Price and availability subject to change. FINE PROPERTIES PRESENTED BYBAY COLONY SHORESTory Lane $6,995,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/212007065PARK SHORERegent Estate Nineteen North$6,990,000 Furnished Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212004954 BAY COLONYContessa Penthouse 2001$6,500,000 Furnished Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/211517687PARK SHOREProvence Residence 803 $2,950,000Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212006599 PARK SHORERegent Estate Six North$6,500,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211508440 NAPLES CAYSeasons Residence 1903$5,995,000 Furnished Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/211516035 BAY COLONY SHORESTilden Lane$5,675,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/211517107 BAY COLONYBiltmore Residence 1002$2,599,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/212030298 PARK SHOREProvence Residence 602$2,585,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212033800BAY COLONYTrieste Residence 1104$2,495,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/212014368 BAY COLONYContessa Penthouse 2102$6,000,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211014834 BAY COLONY SHORESCromwell Court$6,295,000Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/212003773 NAPLES CAYSeasons Residence 1002$3,395,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/211522474 MOORINGSVista Royale $3,500,000 FurnishedBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211014140 LIVINGSTON WOODSHunters Road $2,750,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212018827 Dorcas Briscoe Carol Gilman Barbi Lowe Trish Lowe Soars John Hamilton www.NaplesSignatureCollection.com NEW PRICEPARK SHORERegent Estate Five North$5,900,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/210021357 PARK SHOREAria Penthouse 1701 $4,895,000 FurnishedBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212037356
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Mediterra Sales Center 15836 Savona Way DiscoverMediterra.com SL1036107 Schedule a Showing with Joni Albert 239.451.9539JoniAlbert@MediterraNaples.com REALTY 16473 Celebrita Court Just Reduced $1,550,000 3 Bdrm, Study 3.5 Bath, 3 Car Garage, 3,600+ Sq. Ft. 16619 Cortona Lane $1,490,000 3 Bdrm, 3.5 bath, Library, Game Room, Sundeck 17025 Porto Vecchio Way #201 Just Reduced $495,000 3 Bdrm, Study 3 Bath, Elevator, 2 Car Garage 18222 Lagos Way $949,000 3 Bdrm, Study, 3.5 Bath, Study, 3 Car Garage 15509 Monterosso Lane #102 $479,000 Coach Home 2 Bdrm, Study 2.5 Bath 28570 Calabria Court #102 $465,000 Coach Home 3 Bdrm, Study, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 REAL ESTATE B25 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS Graduates of the Naples Area Board of Realtors 2012 Leadership Academy are: John Austin, Florida Home Realty; Justin Cottrell, Cottrell Law & Title Group; Aysim Eserdag, Engel Vlkers; John Fernandez, John Fernandez Photography; Debi Foss, Heather Haynes and Paula Schatz, John R. Wood Realtors; Jeff Grant, Gulfshore Title Company; Lauren Melo, Floridas Realty Specialists; Jolene Munzenrieder, Downing-Frye Realty; Kim Ouellette, Prudential Florida Realty; Mike Pagliccia, Premiere Plus Realty; and Karen Scileny of Beach & Luxury Realty. The NABOR Leadership Academy offers an opportunity to enhance professional skills as well as personal growth. Participants in the intensive seven-month program learned to apply cutting-edge leadership theory to handle complex management challenges. The class project for 2012 included refurbishing the library/activities room at Manor Care Health Services in Naples. The future of the industry will depend largely on the ability of young real estate professionals to harness their passion and develop into effective leaders, says Bill Poteet, president of the NABOR board of directors. These graduates are our future leaders. Environmental agencies have given the green light for the development of a 2,262-acre tract of land east of Naples that eventually will include more than 1,700 homes, retail businesses, medical offices, senior housing, a public school and a business park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District have given approval for Hacienda Lakes, says David Torres, president of Hacienda Lakes of Naples LLC. This has been a long process, he says, adding the project was started nearly 10 years ago by other developers. East of Collier Boulevard, the parcel encompasses land around Florida Sports Park to the north and stretches south of Physicians Regional Medical Center. The Sports Park and Swamp Buggy track will not be affected. More than 1,500 acres will be left as a preserve area. The development process will include an extension of Rattlesnake-Hammock Road east of Collier Boulevard as well as other roadwork within the project that will also serve the public, such as a wider bridge and improvements at the intersection. Our next step is to proceed with the site work and infrastructure, Mr. Torres says, adding development will take place in phases over the next eight years. For more information, e-mail info@ napleshacienda.com. Clive Daniel Home has been awarded a contract for the newest model home by Fox Custom Builders in Talis Park Kelley Bridwell and Chad Elkins will be the lead designers for the Barlovento, a 3,248-square-foot, three-bedroom, 3-bath courtyard home. With completion expected in early spring, the furnished model will be offered for $1.4. In addition to the selection of all furnishings, Mr. Bridwell and Mr. Elkins will guide the builder on interior architectural details and floor plans, exterior paint selection, roof tile, stone pavers, flooring, wall and ceiling details, plus kitchen and bathrooms. They will also design and specify the entire outdoor living areas, including pool and spa, fireplace, summer kitchen and entry courtyard landscape design. Formerly known as Tuscany Reserve, Talis Park encompasses 461 acres off Livingston Road in North Naples. Homes are priced from the $700,000s. Lennar Southwest recently opened 10 premium home sites for sale in the next phase at the TwinEagles golf course community off Immokalee Road in North Naples. New home prices in the community begin at $399,990. In addition to an 18-hole championship golf course and 47,000-square-foot clubhouse, TwinEagles offers miles of biking, jogging and walking paths. A fitness center and swimming pool are part of future plans. A rendering of the Barlo vento, a new model under construction in T alis Park by Fox Custom Homes. COURTESY PHOTO The Naples Area Board of Realtors recently donated $10,000 to the Realtors Relief Foundation of the National Association of Realtors to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. We have been blessed that our shores were not hit this year by a storm, and we are in a position to help others, says Bill Poteet, NABOR president. Shown here are, left to right: Mike Richardson, Dominic Pallini, Harley Conrad, Moe Veissi, Mr. Poteet, Wes Kunkle and Jeff Jones. With the exception of Mr. Veissi, a representative of the National Association of Realtors, everyone pictured serves on the NABOR board of directors.
Beach Club. Butlers Pantry. Distracting Views. You can always spot a new resident.11125 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.Our Gulf views tend to be somewhat distracting. Stunning views dominate each luxurious residence and every on-site amenity at Moraya Bay. From the beachside service, restaurant and grotto bar to resort-style pool, lap pool and fitness center, the views are quite distracting. Residences of 4,000-4,500 square feet. Prices from $2.5 million.239.514.5050 MorayaBay.com
Yes, Treviso Bay is one of Naples most prestigious country club addresses, with estate homes of impeccable grandeur. At the same time, for those who want the same worldclass lifestyle for less, there are two, limited-edition collections that combine style, elegance and unequalled value. is well within reachTerrace Condominiums2 bedrooms, 2 baths, up to 1,408 sq. ft. From the upper $100sCoach Homes3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 stories 2-car garage, up to 2,310 sq. ft. From the low $300s Prices and amenities subject to change. See a Lennar New Home C onsultant for more information. Copyright 2012 Lennar Corporat ion. Lennar, the Lennar logo, Everythings Included Home and the ei logo are registered service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. CGC 1507191. 11/12 EVERYTHINGS INCLUDED HOMES SMPrestige in Naples9004 Tamiami Trail East, NaplesDirections: I-75 to Exit 101 (Collier Blvd.), south to 41, north 2 mi. to community on left. 888-212-0493 TrevisoBayVIP.com Classic, Coach, Veranda and Executive Homes also available from the high $100s to the $800s EVERYTHINGS INCLUDED! Luxury home features & upgrades at no extra chargeTPC golf membership with home purchaseFitness & aerobics centers Gated security Planned Grand clubhouse & community center Resort-style pool Social, card & game areas Tennis & trail Fully maintained lawns
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 aboutEXECUTIVE HOMES 3-5 BEDROOMS 1,340-3,357 SQ. FT. From the low $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 $400s OPEN MON-SAT 9AM-6PM SUN 10AM-6PM 1823 Treasure Cove Cr., Naples, FL 34114888-211-6107Directions from I-75: Exit Collier Blvd (101). Go south past 41. Turn left on Championship Road to community entrance.AT 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 livin g. Nexia home automation, Granite kitch en c ountertops, Stainless steel appliance s C eramic tile throughout And more at no extra char g e! Its all ab o ut Its all ab o ut EXE CU TIVE H O ME S 3-5 BEDR OO M S 1 340-3 357 S Q. FT Fr o m th e l ow $ 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-Mid 200M $ 4 0 0 s O P E N M O N S AT 9 AM 6P M S U N 1 0 AM -6P M 1 823 Treasure Cove Cr., Naples, FL 3411 4 D irections from I-75: Exit Collier Blv d (101). Go south past 41. Turn left on Championship Roa d to community entrance
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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 WEEKLYB34 REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 6-DECEMBER 12, 2012 >$300,0001 BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II 5030 Blauvelt Way #101 $345,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Pat Duggan 239.216.1980>$400,0002 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm3 TIBURON 2659 Bolero Drive $449,000 Engel & Voelkers Olde Naples George Safrany 239.908.78264 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK 268 Monterey Drive $499,000 PSIR Roya Nouhi 239.290.9111>$500,0005 MOORINGS COMMODORE CLUB 222 Harbour Drive #402 $519,900 PSIR Jeff Cox 239.777.00786 LELY RESORT 6460 Caldecott Drive $520,000 Engel & Voelkers Olde Naples Tom Walsh 239.250.93867 SPANISH WELLS 9985 Treasure Cay Lane $535,000 Engel & Voelkers Olde Naples Aysim Eserdag 239.404.68918 PELICAN LANDING LAKEMONT 24721 Sweet Gum Court $549,000 PSIR Mark Leone 239.784.5686 9 WORTHINGTON 13840 Tonebridge Court $579,900 PSIR Gerald Grass 248.391.0121>$600,00010 BONITA BAY ESPERIA 26951 Country Club Drive From $600,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 MondaySaturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm>$700,00011 PELICAN LANDING 23853 Sanctuary Lakes CT $719,900 Engel & Voelkers Olde Naples Thomas Ostrander 860.304.103712 PELICAN BAY THE POINTE 565 Via Veneto #101 $725,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.599613 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $795,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 Also Available: 12300 Wisteria Drive $660,00014 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00015 MARCO ISLAND DUCHESS 220 South Collier Blvd. #306 $825,000 PSIR Cynthia Corogin 239.963.5561>$900,00016 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #PH-7 $950,000 PSIR Polly Himmel 239.290.391017 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 532 Tierra Mar Lane East $968,000 PSIR Joe Garabed 239.571.570018 VANDERBILT BEACH PHOENICIAN SANDS 9155 Gulfshore Drive #502 $985,000 PSIR Patricia Bucalo 239.552.5529>$1,000,00019 GREY OAKS 2618 LErmitage Lane $1,075,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.464520 BONITA BAY CREEKSIDE 3371 Oak Hammock Court $1,095,000 PSIR Teresa Rucker 239.281.237621 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $1,000,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 MondaySaturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm22 THE COLONY & BAY CLUB 2381 Addison Place CT $1,100,000 Engel & Voelkers Olde Naples Thomas Ostrander 860.304.103723 OLD NAPLES VILLA VERONA 259 4th Avenue South $1,150,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.423124 PARK SHORE 502 Whispering Pines Lane $1,195,000 PSIR Linda Ohler 239.404.646025 BONITA BAY COCONUT ISLE 26424 Brick Lane $1,195,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.747426 PINE RIDGE 106 Eugenia Drive $1,395,000 PSIR Jesse Moreno 239.405.006527 MEDITERRA 29071 Amarone Court $1,450,000 Engel & Voelkers Olde Naples Thomas Ostrander 860.304.1037 28 PELICAN MARSH ARBORS 1332 Little Blue Heron Court $1,495,000 PSIR Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 239.213.734429 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm30 MEDITERRA 14878 Bellezza Lane $1,685,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade BuaBell 239.465.464531 TIBURON 14512 Marsala Way $1,695,000 PSIR Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 32 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #610 $1,925,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853>$2,000,00033 QUAIL WEST 4430 Wayside Drive $2,495,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade BuaBell 239.465.464534 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm35 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm36 AQUALANE SHORES 2211 Forrest Lane $2,850,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760>$3,000,00037 GREY OAKS 1659 Chinaberry Court $3,375,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade BuaBell 239.465.464538 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.991739 MEDITERRA 16017 IL Trebbio Way $3,650,000 PSIR Jane Bond 239.595.9515>$14,000,00040 PORT ROYAL 3101 Gin Lane $14,900,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 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 37 38 39 40
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THISLIST TWICECHECKTwo exhibits, one reception at The von Liebig Some not-so-typical holiday shows are coming to townSEE EXHIBITS, C18 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SOME FOLKS LIKE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTmas in traditional ways. Theyre the ones who went to see the Miami City Ballet dance The Nutcracker at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Theyre the ones enjoying A Miracle on 34th Street at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. If youre looking for atypical holiday entertainment fare, however, something a little off the beaten path you have to search a little harder. But youre in luck. Some unusual holiday shows are coming to town this year. Heres a look at what promises to be the best of them. The Hot Club of San Francisco: Cool YuleThe Hot Club of San Francisco is well worth seeing, no matter what the season. When the ensemble played at the The Naples Art Association presents National Art Encounter 2012-13 and the Members Gallery All-Media Exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center. Each features a wide variety of mediums including acrylic, oils, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, photography, fibers, metals and found objects. A preview reception for the two exhibits takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; both shows open to the public Dec. 8 and will remain on display at the center through Jan. 26. National Art Encounter 2012-13 showcases original works by artists from throughout the United States. More than 800 works by more than 400 artists were received when the call to artists when out last May. Jurors Margaret Miller, Corrina Peipon and Dulce Roman made the exhibit selections and nominated six artists for cash awards totaling $2,500. The exhibition is installed throughout The von Liebig Art Center on the ground floor and second level. The Members Gallery All-Media Exhibition celebrates work by members of the Naples Art Association. The gallery is in the Cuthbert Studio on the first floor of The von COURTESY PHOTOThe Hot Club of San Francisco, bringing Cool Yule to the Phil Dec. 7-8.SEE HOLIDAYS, C4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY:The High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Broad Avenue 434-2424 Vanderbilt 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 A canine ChristmasPups on parade on Marco, and more fun around town.C21-25 Reindeer portraitsMarco art center welcomes Dasher and Dancer and all of their friends. C16 A KidzAct traditionThe Nutcracker Goes Pop! comes back to town. C3 Scorched, watercolor, Grace Alexander, Bonita Springs
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSWhen our cup runneth over, its our own doingA friend recently told me this story of an old girlfriend, one who didnt make it for the long haul. While they were dating, my friend said, the young woman had no close friends. No family she contacted regularly. No hobbies outside work. Her boyfriend my friend became her hobby, her family and her buddy. It was, he said, a big responsibility. As often happens in these situations, their relationship soon began to buckle. Id come home at night and shed be waiting for me, my friend said. Shed want to hang out to watch TV together on the couch. But I needed my own time. My friend is an avid runner and he started missing his nightly jog in order to make his girlfriend happy. What came next is no surprise. My friend needed space and his girlfriend needed him, but neither got enough of the thing they needed to keep them going. How exhausting for him, I thought, and how frustrating for her. Needing a man for everything will ultimately sabotage a relationship, writes psychologist John Gray in Mars and Venus on a Date. No man can satisfy all of a womans needs. He may think he can, but he cant, and it is a big mistake to expect him to. When my friend told me this story, I mentally tsk-tsked his former girlfriend. Didnt she know that every relationship expert says that men desire women with a full life? Women who are independent, active who need a man, yes, and a want a man, yes that too but who arent sitting around waiting for him to complete them. Its Relationship 101. But how easily we forget the most basic lessons. Most dating advice books tell us that our soul mate comes not when were searching for a partner, not when were hoping and praying, but just the opposite when were already fulfilled. When our lives are busy and productive, when we have a good job and good friends, when our social calendar is booked essentially, when we dont have room in our lives for one more thing. Thats exactly the moment when we meet the perfect man or woman. Our mistake, then, is confusing the sense of completion that follows with our new partner. We think we feel good about our lives our jobs, our friends, our families because of the new love in our life. Often we forget that we created that feeling for ourselves and our new partner is only the icing on the proverbial cake. I remember reading an interview with Lance Armstrongs first wife. What struck me in the article was her sense of regret. She had been working in Austin when they met, in an active and promising career, but as soon as they married she quit her job, rented out her house and packed up everything she owned to follow him across the world. They divorced just four years later, and the former Mrs. Armstrong blamed her own willingness to sacrifice herself to their relationship. If only she had maintained the independence that had attracted him in the first place, she said, theirs would have been a very different love story. artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 Phil in early 2009 as part of its Silent Surrealism tour, it was the dark horse concert of the year; not many people seemed to know about them. But those who saw the show were stunned by its musical craftsmanship and virtuosity. The group performs jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. (As a friend of mine proclaimed, If you see hot club in a name, you know its going to be good.) The Hot Club of San Francisco comes to town with numbers from its Cool Yule album Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, in the Daniels Pavilion at the Phil (two performances each night, at 6 and 8:30 p.m.). Though it plays the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Carol of the Bells, Ill Be Home for Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and others, it promises to put their singular swing to them. As Dan Forte in Vintage Guitar Magazine wrote about its Cool Yule album: the HCSF takes Gypsy jazz to new places. Its certainly one of the most original, wittiest Christmas albums ever. Hot Club of San Francisco: Cool Yule>> When: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7-8 >> Where: The Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts >> Tickets: $39 >> Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org Bowzers Rock n Roll Holiday PartyIf Bowzer of the doo-wop cover group Sha Na Na threw a holiday party/concert, who would he invite to perform? Now we know: Little Anthony and the Imperials, Jay Siegels Tokens and Little Peggy March, all backed by Rocky and the Rollers. If the s are your era and you love that harmonizing doo-wop sound, if you want an onomatopoeic holiday, this is the Christmas concert for you. The groups, along with Bowzer and the Stingrays, will perform Christmas songs (and possibly their own hits) at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Phil. Little Anthony and the Imperials are known for Tears on My Pillow, Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop, Goin Out of My Head and Im on the Outside (Looking In). The Tokens, of course, are known for Tonight I Fell In Love and The Lion Sleeps Tonight. And Little Peggy March made the charts with I Wish I Were a Princess, Hello Heartache, Goodbye Love and her No. 1 hit, I Will Follow Him. Rocky and the Rollers have been the back-up band for s and s headliners including The Drifters, The Platters, Gary Puckett and Peter Noone. If youre wondering who put the rama-lam-a-ding-dong in Jingle Bells, look no further. Bowzers Rock n Roll Holiday Party>> Starring Little Anthony and the Imperials, Jay Siegels Tokens, Little Peggy March and Bowzer and the Stingrays >> When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >> Tickets: $69 and $79 >> Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org Tuba ChristmasesConsider the tuba, easily one of the most underappreciated instruments. Due to their enormous size and their ability to create incredibly loud, honking sounds, you think theyd be impossible to overlook. Yet, they are loved only in parades and German polka bands. But you havent lived until youve heard a few dozen tubas or more play Christmas songs. An all-volunteer, all-tuba band will perform Christmas carols in Sugden Plaza in downtown Naples beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Another Tuba Christmas concert is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda. (The bands also include other instruments in the family, such as sousaphones, baritones and euphoniums.) Tuba Christmases are held in more than 200 cities all over the world. The first was held in Rockefeller Center in New York City in 1974, with more than 300 tuba players participating. Harvey G. Phillips started the event to honor his tuba music teacher, William Bell, who was born on Christmas Day in 1902. If youre tired of cloyingly sweet Christmas music, try some brassy Yule tunes. And yes, they do play Silent Night. Tuba Christmases>> When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 >> Where: Sugden Plaza, 701 Fifth Ave. S., downtown Naples >> When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 >> Where: Fishermens Village, Punta Gorda >> Cost: Free The Rose Ensemble ChristmasThe St. Paul, Minn.-based Rose Ensemble is known for its vocal skill. Its music, which spans 1,000 years and 25 languages, ranges from Medieval to modern. It will perform a program Early American/ Appalachain-style holiday fare at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. You can be assured you wont hear Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer or I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. If its album And Glory Shone All Around: Early American Carols is any guide, its Christmas music has both sacred and folk sounds. Many songs are performed a cappella or with minimal instrumentation. The intimate Daniels Pavilion seems an ideal place for this concert. The room will ring with the Rose Ensembles rich tones and choral harmonizing. The Rose Ensemble>> When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 >> Where: The Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts >> Tickets: $15-$45 >> Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org The Santaland DiariesIf youre turned off by the commercialism of Christmas and your attitudes more bah, humbug than ho, ho, ho, The Santaland Diaries is right on your wavelength. Based on David Sedaris fictionalized essay about the time he worked as an elf at Macys in New York City, this one-man show takes a skewed look at the holiday season: frantic shoppers, pushy mothers and screaming kids. Jason Parrish plays David Sedaris and his elfin alter-ego, Crumpet, a role hes perfected over the past three years. This year, he performs it Dec. 19-30 in Florida Repertory Theatres newly renovated ArtStage Studio Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. Attending this funny, cynical, snarky play has become something of a tradition among those who like their Christmas plays well, un-traditional. The Santaland Diaries>> When: Dec. 19-30 >> Where: The ArtStage Studio Theatre at Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Tickets: $25 ($10 for local college students with I.D.) >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org Link Union Christmas ShowThe band called Link Union is the Link family, which hails from the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. This award-winning group, which has been performing together since 2001, will play Americana and holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-22, at the G & L Theatre at Community School in Naples. The Links all top-notch musicians play banjo, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, stand-up bass, cello, keyboards and guitar. And they have a pure sound, harmonizing the way only family members can. Their Christmas show includes songs such as Carol of the Bells, Joy to the World, What Child is This, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen and Winter Wonderland. Two years ago Link Union received an award for Bluegrass Album of the Year from the Midwest Society for The Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, and this year was named Vocal Group of the Year by the society. This is music thats sure to touch your heart and spirit. HOLIDAYSFrom page 1 l e t a s em u sic, agIt c a n/ m Jason Parrish portrays Crumpet the Elf in The Santaland Diaries at the Florida Rep.CHIP HOFFMAN / COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOBowzerCOURTESY PHOTOThe Rose EnsembleCOURTESY PHOTOLink Union Christmas Link Union Christmas Show>> When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-22 >> Where: The G&L Theatre, Community School of Naples >> Tickets: $25, $30 and $35 >> Info: 771-0106 or www.tincitymagic. brownpapertickets.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO OUR DESIGNERS ANTHROPOLOGIE | BCBG | BURBERRY CACHE | CHANEL COACH | FENDI | FREE PEOPLE | GUCCI | JIMMY CHOO JUICY COUTURE | KATE SPADE | LILY PULITZER | LOUIS VUITTON MICHAEL KORS | TIFFANY & CO. | TORY BURCH | VERA BRADLEY WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET Plus All High-End Womens, Mens and Juniors Brands New Items Below Wholesale Prices! now buying and selling all fashion trendy clothing 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. #136 in Mint Condition 12-18 Months Young 20% OFFwith this ad. 12.31.12 Theater Nutcracker Goes Pop! By KidzAct of The Naples Players at 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Golden Gate High School. $10 at the door or in advance at the Sugden Community Theatre box office. 264-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See story on page C3. 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. 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 through Dec. 15 at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239. 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. See review on page C8. Elves and the Shoemaker At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 23. 278-4422 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. Thursday, Dec. 6 Book Talk Elaine Newtons series of Critics Choice book discussions continues with Nadine Gordimers No Time Like the Present at 10 a.m. today and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $34. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Library Concert The Night Train Band performs holiday tunes at the Naples Regional Library at 3:30 p.m. Free. Anniversary Party Blue Mangrove Gallery on Marco Island and featured artist Tara ONeill invite the public to the gallerys sixth anniversary celebration from 5-7 p.m. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 393-2405 or www.bluemangrovegallery.com. Mingle & Jingle The Collier Community Cat Coalition holds its second annual Mingle & Jingle Holiday Party from 5-9 p.m. at The Inn on Fifth. $40. Reservations: 431-0331 or email@example.com. Christmas Walk Fifth Avenue South hosts the 38th annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5-9:30 p.m. www.FifthAvenueSouth.com. Little Carolers Third graders from Naples Park Elementary School sing holiday songs in the caf at Whole Foods in Mercato at 6 p.m. Book Signing Naples author Karna Bodman signs her new thriller, Castle Bravo, from 6-8 p.m. at Petunias of Naples, 852 Fifth Ave. S. 262-2128. Reggae at Mercato The roots reggae band Jahgape performs under the stars at Mercato from 6-9 p.m. 594-9400 or www.mercatoshops.com. Boat Parade on the Bay A procession of boats decked out for the holidays makes its way down Venetian Bay, with live entertainment and a snow show beginning at 6 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay. www.venetianvillage.com. 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. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Christmas Concert The Barron Collier High School Band performs holiday music from 7-9 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 213-3058. Tribute Show The Stage presents a Neil Diamond tribute show at 7:15 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www. thestagebonita.com. NPO Concert Guest artist Branford Marsalis joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. A prelude with conductor Andrey Boreyko begins one hour prior. $45 for adults; $35 for students. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org. Funny Lady Diane Ford performs today through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Friday, Dec. 7 Holiday Crafts The Goodland Civic Association hosts its third annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday at the Collier County Boat Park in Goodland. 734-5523 or goodlandfl@aol. com.Champagne Tasting Tonys Off Third and Sukie Honeycutt host the 14th annual Holiday Champagne & Sparkler Tasting from 5:30-7 p.m. $20 admission includes 20 tastings as well as a $10 coupon. Reservations required. 1300 Third St. S. 262-7999 or www.tonysoffthird.com. Cheers! Whole Foods in Mercato hosts a beer and wine tasting from 6-8 p.m. with live music by Brandon Anthony. $10 to benefit the Whole Foods Foundation. Holiday Party Provident Jewelry hosts a holiday party to benefit The Immokalee Foundation from 6-8 p.m. at both of its locations on Fifth Avenue South. 541 Fifth Ave. S. and 766 Fifth Ave. S. 649-7200 or www.ProvidentJewelry.com. Yule Tunes The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cool Yule, a swinging trip to the North Pole, at 8:30 tonight and at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $39. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Tree Lighting The lights go on the Christmas tree and the entertainment begins at 7 p.m. at Mercato, with performances by the Backstage Dance Academy, Dance City Productions and Victorian Carolers. www.mercatoshops.com. Perfect Harmony The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus and the Seacrest Country Day School Choir present an evening of holiday music from 7:309 p.m. at The Norris Center. $15. 213-3049. Saturday, Dec. 8 Cookies with Santa Marco Island Parks & Recreation invites kids of all ages to enjoy cookies and milk with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon at Mackle Park. Bring your Christmas list and your camera. 642-0575. Art Show The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Cambier Park, 755 Eighth Ave. S. 250-0804.COURTESY PHOTOThe 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. COURTESY PHOTOArtist Arturo Correa invites the public to a discussion of Concept vs. Aesthetic as it applies to his work at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at his Spheres of Life Art Center. Free. 1826 Trade Center Way. www.arturocorrea.com. Shown here is Mr. Correas four-panel Un camino y un jardin, acrylic on canvas.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 A&E C7 Dedicated to the Sheer Joy of Dining and Imbibing at Naples Finest 239-261-4332 2555 Tamiami Trail N Naples Fl. 34103 www.naplesfujiyama.com NY Strip Steak & ShrimpNY Strip Steak & ChickenPork Strip Steak & ShrimpShrimp & ScallopsClub Sushi Grilled Salmon Dinner and Miso Soup & Salad Dinner and Salad, Rice & Club Sushi Deluxe and Makimono CombinationVolcano Roll, Soup and SaladExpires December 20, 2012. Not valid with other promotion Chef Junji Hijikata Celebrating 28th Year Anniversary and Promotion as Manager of Fujiyama Steak House and Club Sushi$39.95 DINNER FOR TWO TEPPAN DINNERChoose from the following: WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO More Arts & Crafts Art-In-TheGlades runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in McLeod Park in Everglades City. Shop for handmade crafts and local artwork and baked goods and enjoy a hot dog lunch and live music while youre there. 695-2905 or www. evergladeshistorical.org. Lunchbox Lesson The Marco Players Theatre presents The Dance of the Muses, a program by Lynn Holley, executive director of the Marco Island Center for the Arts, from noon-1 p.m. $25. www.themarcoplayers.com. Boat Parade The Bonita Springs Holiday Boat Parade sets sail on the Imperial River at dusk and can be viewed at various spots along the river. 495-0455. Art at Mercato Mercato showcases works of local artist Betty Newman in the pop-up gallery (next to Pandora) from 6-9 p.m. Live music and other performers will also take to the sidewalks of Mercato this evening. 254-1080 www.MercatoShops. com. Art After Dark The shops and galleries of Crayton Cove stay open late with refreshments and entertainment from 6-9 p.m. Participating locations are Random Acts of Art, Arsenault Gallery, Vallez Gallery, Art Gallery Old Naples 2, GuessFisher Gallery, Nora Butler Designs, Earth & Fire and the Phil Fisher Gallery. Boat Parade in the Bay The 23rd annual Marine Association of Collier County Christmas Boat Parade sails the waters of Naples Bay starting at 6:30 p.m. Prime viewing areas are Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples City Dock, Naples Landing, Kellys Fish House, The Boathouse Restaurant and Bayview Park. Abracadabra! The Norris Center presents the family-friendly comedian, musician, mind reader and illusionist Gary Goodman at 7 p.m. $20. 213-3058. Reggae & Rock Rock Island performs from 7-9 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or www. gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Pop & Soul The legendary R&B group The Spinners performs pop-soul hits at 7:30 p.m. at Seminole Casino Immokalee. $20 in advance; $30 VIP; $25 at the door. (800) 218-0007. Classic Rock Crossroads performs from 8-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www. fredsdiner.com. Sunday, Dec. 9 All That Jazz The Naples Dixieland Jazz Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058. Holiday Cheer The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs traditional holiday favorites from 2-4 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. www.bonitaspringsconcertband. com. Doo Wop Concert An all-star doo-wop concert starring Little Anthony and The Imperials, Jay Siegels Tokens, Little Peggy March, Bowzer & The Stingrays and Rocky & The Rollers starts at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $59. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Monday, Dec 10 Keyboard Virtuoso Paul Todds Illuminated: The Music of the Lights takes the stage tonight and Tuesday at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah. com. Book Signing Naples author Karna Bodman signs her new thriller, Castle Bravo, from 5-8 p.m. at Books-A-Million at Mercato. 514-0783. Play Your Cards Right The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts Monday night bingo starting with a free kosher hot dog supper at 5:30 p.m. The first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Film Series The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of The Bands Visit at 7 p.m. $8. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Holiday Jazz The Naples Jazz Orchestra performs Jazz for the Holidays from 7-9 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 207-8299 or www.thenjo.com. Tuesday, Dec. 11 Downtown Parade The Downtown Naples Christmas Parade steps out at 6 p.m. 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. Wednesday, Dec. 12 Opera Talk 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. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $32. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Holiday Brass The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet performs traditional Christmas carols at noon and 2 p.m. in the pavilion at Waterside Shops. Free. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Book Signing Naples author Karna Bodman signs her new thriller, Castle Bravo, from 2:30-5 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops. 598-5200. Sip & Sample Sample top wines and cheeses for holiday entertaining from 4-7 p.m. in the specialty beer, wine and cheese department at Whole Foods in Mercato. Free. Bouquets & Bubbly Create a lovely floral arrangement and enjoy a glass of champagne in a class from 6-8 p.m. at Whole Foods in Mercato. $15 includes flowers and a vase. Register in advance: 552-5100. All That Jazz The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestras All That Jazz series continues with trombonist Steve Turre as the special guest at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $42. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Funny Guy Comedian Martin Short takes the main stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $69. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Coming up Candlelight Yoga Relieve the stress of the holidays by stretching out for candlelight kundalini yoga with instructors from Bija Yoga from 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Cambier Park. Donations will be welcome for the Anahata Christmas tree drive. Choir Concert The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents the Bay Singers Choir at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Members $15, nonmembers $20. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Holiday Movie Bring the family and settle in under the stars for a free screening off How the Grinch Stole Christmas beginning 15 minutes after sunset Dec. 14 at Veterans Community Park on Marco Island. 642-0575. Holiday Sounds The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida presents Holiday Evergreens at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 791 Harbour Drive. 560-5695. 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. Jazz Sounds Late Night Brass performs from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. 851 Gulfshore Blvd. N. www.naplesbeachhotel.com. Blues Rock American blues rock guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa performs at 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at Germain Arena. (800) 745-3000 or www.germainarena.com. Variety Show FGCU Theatre Lab presents the third annual Thistletoe Cabaret at 8 p.m. Dec. 15. $7. 590-7268 or http:// theatrelab.fgcu.edu. Deck the Halls The Gulf Coast Symphony, Gulfshore Ballet and the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida present Deck The Halls! at 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah. com. Holiday Ensemble The Rose Ensemble choir, renowned interpreters of early American music, presents An Early American Christmas at 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $25. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Book Signing Sunshine Booksellers South on Marco Island presents author Karna Bodman, who will sign copies of Castle Bravo, during a holiday open house from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 18. 677 S. Collier Blvd. 393-0353 or www.sunshinebooksellers.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers, please. The deadline for submissions is noon Sunday.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 Catering for ALL Events Including: Corporate Meetings, Schools, Birthdays, Graduations, Bridal & Baby Showers and Holiday Events. Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING ARTS COMMENTARYYoull fall in love with romantic, comedic Talleys FollyThere are things that separate us, that differentiate us, that divide us. And there are things that unite us, that draw us together. Sally and Matt have both in spades. Hes in love with her and wants to marry her. But its 1944 in rural Missouri, and her bigoted Methodist family hates him because hes Jewish, an immigrant and 11 years older than she is. Since meeting Sally the previous year, Matt has been writing her a letter every day, wooing her by mail. Now hes driven back to her home to ask for her hand in marriage. He sees the things they have in common. She sees only the differences. And therein lies the dilemma and drama of Talleys Folly, playing at Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 16.) This engrossing play by Lanford Wilson premiered in 1980 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Drama Critics Circle Award. Its one play of a trilogy that also includes Fifth of July and Talley & Son. Florida Repertory Theatre does a superb job with this production. Without a single misstep, its as perfect as a poem, as heartfelt as a love letter. It stars two of the most powerful actors in the ensemble: Chris Clavelli as Matt Friedman, and Rachel Burttram as Sally Talley. (Ms. Burttram has not been on the Florida Rep stage in a year and a half, since August: Osage County; its wonderful to see her back.) Mr. Clavelli has a way of disappearing into his characters and embodying them fully, with complete personalities, quirks and histories. He opens the play by talking directly to the audience, even telling them that the play will take 97 minutes. Its a clever device by the playwright, because before we even meet Sally, were rooting for Matt. We like this witty, intelligent man with the Old World charm. Of course, it is Mr. Clavellis keen acting skills that bring Mr. Lanfords words to life. In the beginning, he tells us this is a waltz. And then he reminds us once again. And it is a waltz, this strange courtship that takes place in a dilapidated boathouse. Matt takes a step forward, Sally steps back. He steps back, she steps forward. Its a dance, both verbally and physically. At one point, Mr. Clavellis character even dons a pair of ice skates and has Sally teach him how to skate. This is part Matts quirky sense of humor and part ploy to get Sally physically closer. Its also insanity, because hes attempting to skate on the wooden plank floor of the boathouse. But its the similar gliding motion and rhythm as a waltz. Though the two verbally spar and chase or follow each other around this exquisite set, its interesting to note all the times theyre physically in sync with each other, crossing their legs or folding their arms the same way, placing their hands behind their backs, echoing and mirroring each other the way couples often do unconsciously. Director Jackson Phippin, making his Florida Rep debut, is a maestro not only with the plays staging but also its pacing; it never lags, and we are pulled along by the drama that seems to unfold naturally. Ms. Burttram is a chameleon onstage. Initially, shes brusque and businesslike, trying to convince Matt to leave. But then, there are times that she allows a smile, and its as if the suns suddenly shining through the clouds. We see her as Matt sees her. Her character goes through a variety of emotions, from anger to indifference to fear to compassion. Ms. Burttram is especially talented at expressing one emotion while trying to mask another that she doesnt want to reveal. Though there are two actors on stage, the space is populated with others, as they recount conversations or re-enact them. (Mr. Clavellis impersonations of Sallys redneck family are particularly humorous.) The set, by Richard Crowell, presents such a strong sense of place that its virtually another character in the play. A Victorian boathouse that has seen better days, it was constructed by Sallys uncle, who built many such follies around town. The boathouse is secluded, a place of refuge. Its beautiful but, like Sally and Matt, has been damaged by the years. The efforts of lighting designer Matthew McCarthy and sound designer Kate Smith complement Mr. Crowells set. Mr. McCarthys skillfully dimming light and sunset would make us swear we were seated outside, while Ms. Smiths ambient sound made me halfexpect to see a frog jump out of the rushes onto the dock. Roberta Malcolm has dressed Mr. Clavelli in a brown suit, complete with vest and hat, Ms. Burttram in a blue patterned dress with short blue jacket. Both, in their own way, have dressed up for the other. The boathouse is considered a folly; is this unlikely courtship a folly, too? Though Sally sees only their differences, Matt believes its their differences that make them simpatico. Were a lot alike, you know, to be so different he tells her. Theyre both wounded people, private, wary. In one way or another, both are outcasts or outsiders. Because of the war, and because of their personal histories, life seems so uncertain, so unpredictable, for each of them. Ms. Burttram and Mr. Clavelli give us portraits of two complex, layered people, rich in nuance. There is definite chemistry between their characters, as much as Sally might try to deny it, and its wonderful when we catch glimpses of it. At the beginning of the play, Matt promises us a no-holds barred romantic story. And thats exactly what were given in this magnificent production. Talleys Folly is so touching and moving that when it ended, I somehow wanted to cradle it tenderly and spend time thinking about it. From the soft expressions of others in the audience, it was obvious they felt the same way. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Talleys Folly>> When: Through Dec. 16 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Cost: $45 and $40 >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org DAVID DACK MAKI / SNAPFLASHPHOTO Rachel Burttram (Sally Talley) and Chris Clavelli (Matt Friedman) in Talleys Folly.
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National Art Encounter 2012-1358 artists in all media from around the United States. 585 Park St., Naples 239-262-6517 NaplesArt.orgImage: Shelley Lake, Winter Park, FL, Modern Family, 2010, Ultrachrome ink on canvas, 66 x 38 inchesPreview Reception Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 5:30 p.m. admission members: free nonmembers: $10 On View through Jan. 26, 2013 Art Center hours: M-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. free admission A cooperative effort funded in part by the Collier County Tourist Development Tax. Generously sponsored by: Physicians Regional Heathcare System, Happenings A&E Magazine, Naples Daily News, Lite 93.7 FM.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 C11 C APSUL E SLife Of Pi (Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Rafe Spall) Teenager Pi (Sharma) is trapped with a Bengal tiger while lost on a lifeboat in the Pacific. The 3D is breathtaking, and the story comes together nicely in the end. Next to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, this is one of director Ang Lees (Brokeback Mountain) best. Rated PG.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.Is it worth $10? NoIf youre going to adapt a 700-plus page novel into a movie, turning it into a stage play isnt a good idea. Not even if the screenwriter is renowned playwright Tom Stoppard, who won an Oscar for writing Shakespeare in Love. And especially not if you cast such an uncharismatic lead whos supposed to be an object of affection. But such is the case with Anna Karenina, a disjointed Russian soap opera played entirely by actors with noticeable British accents. To explain: Director Joe Wrights (Atonement) film opens inside a theater, and the action begins on the stage. Subsequent scenes take place backstage, in the rafters, in the balcony and elsewhere inside the theater, including an ice-skating scene for which the seats were removed and the floor was turned into an ice rink. There are also a few scenes that break from this conceit, begging the question of why Mr. Stoppard and Mr. Wright would bother at all if they werent going to stick to it. Granted, this is a unique, daring way to adapt Leo Tolstoys 1877 novel. It just doesnt work. Sure theres a certain theatricality to a story about an unhappily married woman, Anna (Keira Knightley), who cheats on her boring husband (Jude Law) with a cavalry officer named Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), but the stage setting does nothing to enhance telling the story. Some of the scenes are nicely choreographed, but its reminiscent of Mr. Wrights long take sequence on the battlefield in Atonement: Its showy and looks great, but it symbolically means nothing, and therefore has little artistic value. A movie has to offer more than, Hey, look at this clever gimmick! to keep our attention. Costume designer Jacqueline Durran does a nice job with 1870s Russian attire; too bad the actors wearing it dont give better performances. Ms. Knightley is sufficient as the embattled Anna, and Mr. Law has little to do but look stuffy and constipated for 130 minutes. The real letdown, sadly, is Mr. TaylorJohnson (Kick-Ass), who possesses none of the magnetism needed to get us to believe Anna would be drawn to him. With a baby face, blond surfer hair and a sorry excuse for a mustache, his Vronsky barely looks like a man, let alone a lustful object of desire. Whats more, Mr. Taylor-Johnson and Ms. Knightley share little chemistry; the screen needs to sizzle with their affair, but instead it feels stale and distant. Aside from the decision to set Anna Karenina on a stage, one must also question why it was adapted at all. Its one thing to study the book for the profound work of literature that it is, but its yet another to put this dated story in front of modern audiences. Simply, the social customs, specifically the restrictive rights of women, are confounding to any reasonable citizen of 2012. Worse, Anna doesnt do anything to change the social mores that afflict her; she just defies them. This isnt progressive, its asking for it. She knows she has no true hope of being happy. And we know it, too and quite frankly, we have better things to do than watch her devolve into misery. LATEST FILMSAnna Karenina 1 J n t W a danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Robert Pattinson and James McAvoy were considered for Vronsky and Levin, respectively. 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Trade!Anne Taylor | BCBG | Chanel | DVF French Connection | Gucci Jimmy Choo Louis Vuitton Michael Antonio Theory | True Religion Sanctuary | Versace White House Black Marketand many more!At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples(239) 596-5044www.truefashionistasresale.com $5.00OFFa Purchase of $20Expires 12/31/12 FW $10.00OFFa Purchase of $50Expires 12/31/12 FW FLORIDA WRITERSProfessor immerses readers in the daily life of Colonial America Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War, by Les Standiford. Harper. 336 pages. $27.99. Breathing new life into an already lively story, Les Standiford takes as his focus the self-styled Sons of Liberty who helped energize Colonial Americans to see their future as citizens of an independent nation rather than as subjects of England. In bringing us from the catalytic acts of perceived British (actually, Parliamentary) oppression to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Mr. Standiford underscores the contributions of a handful of determined individuals whose words and deeds pressed issues to the breaking point. They were unwilling to settle for expedient, short-lived, artificial bandages of conciliation. The author does a splendid job of building a sense of daily life in Colonial America during the 1760s and early 1770s. Without being showy about it, this Florida International University creative writing professor immerses his readers in the texture of life: its tastes and smells, its architecture and technology, its economic and physical realities. Charleston, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Providence come alive with the urgent concerns of tradesmen, laborers, landowners, militiamen and politicians. What affects the growing minority of discontents is, of course, British oppression in the form of parliamentary actions intended to refill Englands depleted coffers at the expense of the thankless colonists. The Stamp Act, essentially a tax on transactions, sets the angry, loquacious and not particularly likeable Samuel Adams into motion as a rabble-rousing force whose speeches and scribbles assault the audacity of British lawmakers, fomenting resistance and refusal to comply. Mr. Standifords narrative has a pulse. He details the repeated pattern of proposed legislation, threats of resistance, completed legislation, noncompliance, threats of enforcement and ebbs and flows of brinksmanship in a series of sturdy chapters clearly demarking stages on the road to war. In each chapter, rebellious agitators, nervous governors, British soldiers, frustrated negotiators and people from various walks of life populate a world being swept inevitably into radical change. The author distinguishes the key and subordinate players with the skills of the assured novelist that he is, but the facts he transmits are meticulously researched, and the meanings of those facts are persuasively advanced. Crucial to the achievement of verisimilitude is Mr. Standifords handling of primary sources. Over and over again, he draws shrewdly upon documents contemporaneous with the events: letters, newspaper reports, proclamations, broadsides and early historical accounts by witnesses and participants. As much as possible, he allows the Sons of Liberty and their adversaries to speak for themselves. Of particular interest is the role of the two dozen or so colonial newspapers in presenting timely information and advocacy. Mainstream media bias? Probably. Along the way, Mr. Standiford measures the issues and events leading up to the Boston Tea Party against the principles and tactics of todays Tea Party movement within Republican Party ranks. The comparisons and contrasts that he draws are at once illuminating and droll. They give his narrative leavening and additional relevance for todays reader. More than anything else, Mr. Standiford communicates the participants growing understanding of what is at stake and the courage that is tested by that awareness. He fleshes out the oft-repeated shorthand slogans of No Taxation Without Representation and Give me Liberty or Give me Death with a rollicking tale that over and over raises the question of the thin line between the patriot and terrorist. In so doing, he creates a book that is likely to win a readership that goes far beyond the history buffs who will surely welcome it. Desperate Sons deserves a space in the American history classroom as an alternative to the safe and dry texts that tend to defang and declaw the often-brutal realities of how change happens. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text.STANDIFORD b A 1 t c h t philJASONpkjason@comcast.net MARLA COHEN/ COURTESY PHOTO Gulfshore Blvd. North | Naples, Florida b--FISH (t) | FishSeafoodRestaurant.com At FISH, we show off the natural flavors of food.~At FISH, the quality of our food stands for itself.~You could be at FISH today FISHRESTAURANT seafood steak sushi NOW OPEN WATERFRONT DINING
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 In the 1980s, collectors tried to solve the mystery of who made a series of red, black and cream-colored pitchers shaped like animals and birds. They were all marked hand painted Erphila in a round cartouche. Some were also marked est. 1926, some Germany and some Czechoslovakia. Years of research has finally solved the riddle. The pitchers come in two sizes, 9 inches or 6 inches high. The set includes a toucan, rooster, parrot, cat, dog, ram, goat, elephant, duck and perhaps others. They were made in Czechoslovakia at the Ditmer Urbach Factory. The history of the factory is uncertain, but separate Ditmer and Urbach factories merged sometime before 1913 into the Ditmer-Urbach Factory. The Nazis took it over in 1938, and it was still working in 1945. The marks provide some clues. The word Czechoslovakia indicates a date in the 1920s. Germany was used later. Ebeling and Reuss, a Philadelphia importing company, ordered the set of pitchers for its customers and had them marked E for Ebeling, R for Reuss and Phila for Philadelphia (Erphila). That mark was used on many types of imported decorative wares. Ebeling & Reuss is still in business in Allentown, Pa., and still uses the same mark on pieces it imports. The vintage cat pitcher is the most expensive, selling for as much as $1,000. Other prices: rooster, $235; ram, $440; toucan, $485; and goat, $775. It sometimes pays to buy an unidentified piece that you like. The pitchers were about $25 each in the 1980s. Q: Years ago, we bought a grandfather clock from a friend whose ceiling was not high enough for the clock. The clock is marked Royal Furniture, Grand Rapids. Can you tell us something about the maker and age of our clock? A: Royal Furniture Co. was in business in Grand Rapids, Mich., from 1892 to 1931. But the companys ownership changed in 1919, and the new owners name, Robert W. Irwin, was added to Royals marks that year. So your clock was made between 1892 and 1919. Royal made high-quality furniture, including grandfather clock cases, but the internal clock mechanism was made by another company, probably the Charles Jacques Clock Co. of New York City. Charles Jacques was known to supply some grandfather clockworks to Royal. Q: At a local thrift store, I recently purchased a Punch and Judy mechanical bank for $18. It looks old and is made of heavy cast iron. The bank is in the shape of a puppet-show stage, with Punch and Judy performing. If you place a coin in the plate Judy is holding and push a lever on the side of the bank, Judy turns to deposit the coin in the bank while Punch moves forward and brings down the club hes holding in his hand. The bank is 6 inches high by 5 inches wide by 2 inches deep. What is my bank worth? A: The original and now antique Punch and Judy Bank was patented in 1884 by Shepard Hardware Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. Shepard produced high-quality cast-iron mechanical banks until the early 1890s. Reproductions of the bank have been made in abundance since the 1950s, and it is extremely likely that your bank is one of the many reproductions. Originals are 6 1/8 inches wide; most reproductions were cast from originals and, like yours, are smaller than originals. Genuine old Punch and Judy banks sell for close to $4,000 if the original paint is in good condition. Reproductions, depending on quality and age, sell for under $20 up to about $150. Consult an expert about the age and quality of your bank. Q: My very old upright piano is marked Starck Cabinet Grand, Chicago, U.S.A. How old is it? What is it worth? A: Starck Piano Co., also known as P.A. Starck, was in business in Chicago from 1891 to 1968. It is likely that your piano dates from the 1920s or s, but you can verify that by looking for a serial number on your piano; it might be on the back of the piano or inside the case. The value of a piano is based not just on age and quality, but also on condition. A professional technician would have to look at it. Most old uprights dont sell for a lot of money, though, because moving a piano is expensive. Tip: Switch dishwasher detergent brands periodically. This helps to keep the inside of the dishwasher and your dishes free of any chemical buildup. Glass will have more sparkle. 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 The mystery of the puzzling pitchers m c i r a a t terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTO This 9-inch toucan pitcher is marked Ditmer-Urbach, Made in Czechoslovakia, hand painted. It was bought at a flea market in 1982 for $25. Today its worth almost $500.
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12980 Tamiami Trail N. In the Imperial Shoppes, across from Germain ToyotaPetite to Plus. A True Boutique Experience for the Condent Shopper. The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and co N n use to hel c a n o n t h e P a r a M T h e B like us on facebook NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 Herd of reindeer portraits takes up residence on MarcoIts not just Santa whos coming to town. His favorite reindeer and many of their friends already have arrived in portrait form at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Commissioned for the center, the 40 paintings are stabled in the centers La Petite Galerie, creations of Santa Barbara, Calif., artist Brad Nack. Im thrilled this unique collection has arrived and is for sale in time for the holidays, says Lynn Holley, executive director of the Center for the Arts. Mr. Nacks reindeer reflect basic human emotion, including pensiveness, sorrow, worry, happiness, optimism, cheerfulness and acceptance. I think people respond to the reindeers expressions, which arent necessarily cheery or Christmasy, he says. Theyre morose, quizzical, melancholy which is how many people feel, especially at Christmas. Mr. Nack says he had no idea he was starting a holiday tradition when he first began creating his reindeer 15 years ago, but 1,000 portraits later, hes still responding to a large demand with no end in sight. Done in vibrant colors and a whimsical, quirky style, the paintings have attracted a cult-like following throughout the world. Collectors have even been known to bring along their own red dots (indicating a sold piece) to claim their selection as soon as they see it. It could be said that Mr. Nack was born with colored pencils in his hands. Both of his parents, Ken and Jonella, were well-known artists, and his father was the chairman of the local college art department. I remember being a kid and saying Im bored, and my parents saying, Oh well, heres some paper, heres some pens, do some art, he says. I didnt necessarily plan on becoming an artist, I just inherited the concept that I already was an artist.In addition to his art, Mr. Nack serves as a curator and event coordinator for the MichaelKate Gallery in Santa Barbara.The reindeer portraits are on display through December, sharing the spotlight with the annual pottery show of the Marco Island Clay Guild and a display of tabletop Christmas trees. An opening reception is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. The reception is free to center members and one guest; non-members are asked to make a $5 donation to help defray the costs of the evening. The Center for the Arts is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 21.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 The Wine Tasters of Naples hosts its fourth annual charity event Saturday, March 16, at Olde Cypress Country Club. This years beneficiaries are Youth Haven, St. Matthews House and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. With a Spring Fling theme, the evening will include wine tasting, dinner, dancing to The Manhattan Connection and live and silent auctions. All are welcome. Cost is $95 per person. Checks made payable to The Wine Tasters of Naples can be mailed to Dan Leaman, 5637 Whisperwood Blvd. #601, Naples, FL 34110. For more information about the organization, visit www.thewinetastersofnaples.com. The Naples Players celebrate their 60th anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee on Monday, March 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. The evening will include dinner, an auction and a onetime-only performance by members of the community theater company. Event chair is Delores Sorery; honorary chairs are Patty Baker and Eva Sugden Gomez; Jay Baker will serve as auctioneer. Tickets are $500 per person. For reservations or more information, call 2632673 or e-mail email@example.com. Our Mothers Home holds its third annual Hearts of Love gala on Saturday evening, Feb. 16, at Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs. Guest speaker Thomas Monaghan, founder of Ava Maria University and Dominos Pizza, will discuss The Five Top Priorities of Life. Our Mothers Home provides a safe, nurturing environment for young mothers who are victims of the foster system and/or human trafficking. Silver, gold and platinum sponsorship opportunities are available. Gala tickets are $145 per person. For reservations or more information, call 267-4663 or visit www.ourmothershome.com. 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 262-2259. For information about the club and its 80-year history, visit www.napleswomansclub.org. Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to climb to the top of Mount Everest and the only one to reach the top of all Seven Summits, will speak at Youth Havens third annual Home Hope Healing luncheon set for Wednesday, Jan. 30, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets are $250 per person or $1,500 for patrons, who get two seats at the luncheon as well as invitations to a VIP reception beforehand. For more information, contact Carol Shaw at Youth Haven by calling 687-5155 or e-mailing carol. email@example.com. Planned Parenthood of Collier County will welcome feminist writer and activist Gloria Steinem as guest speaker at The Choice Affair on Saturday evening, Feb. 2, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $350 at the Friends membership level; sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000. For reservations or more information, call 262-8923, ext. 309. Graduates of the Seven Sisters colleges will gather for their third annual Seven Sisters Artful Reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at DeBruyne Fine Art Gallery, 275 Broad Ave. in Old Naples. All alumnae of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley colleges are invited, as are spouses and significant others. One of the gallerys artists will be painting on site. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing Carol Goode (Wellesley, 1964) at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy holds Have a Heart for Fun Time on Valentines Day evening, Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Gold Club. Pat Cacho is this years honorary chair, and event co-chairs 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 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 email@example.com. The third annual C ele brit y 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 Shelter for Abused Women & Children is set for Friday, Feb. 22, at The Ritz-Carlton 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 7753862, ext. 261, or e-mail cdalessandro@ naplesshelter.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Humane Society Naples holds its 13th annual Pet Lovers Ball from 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Naples Botanical Garden. Rufino Hernandez of The Garden District is this years chair. The gala will include cocktails, fine dining, furry fun and music by Alan James and The Powerhouse Band. A highlight of the evening will be the recognition of HSNs 2013 Pet Lovers Awards. Guests are encouraged to bring their furry family members. Tickets are $350 per person. For reservations or information about sponsorships that provide VIP seating and other benefits, call 643.1880, ext. 18, or visit www.hsnaples.org. Magic Under the Mangroves, the annual gala for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, is set for Thursday, March 7, on the grounds at the Conservancy Nature Center. Jeannie Smith is the 2013 chairwoman, and Northern Trust returns as presenting sponsor. Details about tickets and reservations are TBA and will be posted at www.conservancy.org/magic. The 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. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. SAVE THE DATE PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY The Guadalupe Center hosts a carnival-style Taste of Brasil, a celebration of all things South American, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Naples Botanical Garden. For more information, visit www. guadalupecenter.net. Shown here at last years Taste of China to benefit the center are: 1. John Riley and Peachy and Shel Johnson 2. Mary and Phil Beuth 3. Sandy and Roger Vasey with Bette Aymar 12 3
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 SOCIETY The St. Andrews Society annual holiday ball at The ClubWe 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. COURTESY PHOTOS 1 Carol and Tom Stuart with Carolyn Hickman 2 Suzanne and David Wallace 3 Sharon and Ian Wright 4. Beverly and George Metcalf 5. Lea and David Smith 1 2 3 4 5 A luncheon honoring members of The Shelters Monarch Circle CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Dylan Sanders and Adria Starkey 2. Tiffany Doeringer, Georgia DallePezza and Cyndi Fields 3. Hon. Christine Greider and Linda Oberhaus 4. Sandi Moran and Kirsten Ferrara 5. Carol Dinardo and Sherri Abruzzese 6. Arlene Shapiro and JoAnn Remington 7. Gwyn Sanford and Jackie Pierce 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 SOCIETY A Canine Christmas Parade at The Esplanade on Marco IslandWe 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. 3 Sipping and socializing with The Wine Tasters of NaplesCOURTESY PHOTOS 1 Raymond Ho, hosts Paul and Rosemari Schilt and Dan Leaman 2 Kathleen Scanlin and Bill Harding 3 Ulysses Kollecas and Amy Van Slambrook 4. Angela Leary and Tom Cleland 5. Cindy Griner and Connie Minett 6. Sherri Weidman and Ron Guthrie 7. Debbie Foss and Fred Heaviside 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 y y M e p M arco Islan d d d e Wine Tasters of N N a p p l l l e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s 3 1 2 4 1 Steve and Shrilean Hackman with Duncan 2 Bethany Deming with Princess 3 Annie and James Mueller with Pippa 4. Cathy Bressan with BradyBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYLauren Dehaan with Abbie
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 SOCIETY The Forum Club gathers at the Naples Beach HotelWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Dave Rismiller, guest speaker Jim Clifton, Tom and April Bringardner 2 Rich Borchers and Mel Short 3 Carol Boyd, April Bringardner and Susanne Williamson 1 2 3 The Immokalee Foundation Celebrity Classic Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton 1 2 3 4 5CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Don and Ellen ONeill 2 Lisa Wilson and Jay Spiller 3 Don and Ellen ONeill 4. Tom and Ann Stallkamp with Immokalee student Ilbia Perez 5. Barbara Brown and Louis Bittolo-Bon 239-598-FIRE (3473) www.agavenaples.com Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Beach Road Locally Owned and Operated @HotSpotNaples Agave Southwest Grill Introducing our new lunch combo! Monday Friday 11:30 2:00 Choice of soup plus taco, enchilada or salad, only $9.99* 2012 UNIQUE CUISINE FROM AMERICAS SOUTHWEST... Three course dinner for two, only $69! Any one appetizer, any 2 entrees, any 2 desserts plus a bottle of wine to share or 2 margaritas each. (More than $100 value) *Plus tax & gratuity REAL WOOD FIRED. TEQUILA INSPIRED. OVER 200 TEQUILAS, LARGEST SELECTION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FREE WIFI
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Bracing margaritas in fruit flavors such as watermelon and pomegranate are served on the rocks or frozen, headlining a tequila-heavy cocktail list that goes on for days. The rustic charro beans, whole pintos laced with oregano and chunks of pork, are a revelation and theyre just a side dish. The taco trio miniature corn tortillas overflowing with shredded beef, chicken and pork is a good way to start, as is the sumptuous queso fundido, a fondue of warm, silky white cheese garnished with diced scallions, jalapenos and chorizo. Available with three stuffings, the tamales are exemplary. A seafood-packed Cancun burrito was big enough for two, and its ingredients all perfectly cooked. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011Shulas Steak House, Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 430-4999 You dont have to love football to enjoy a meal at Shulas, but Miami Dolphins fans get a bonus of dining amidst a host of memorabilia from the legendary undefeated team of 1972. Oh yes, and the cuts of beef are listed on a Don Shula-signed football served to the table. Beyond that, the place has the feel of a well-appointed mens club with service to match. Although steak is the star here, seafood lovers arent ignored, with offerings such as crab cakes and lobster bisque. I enjoyed a salad of beefsteak tomatoes and tangy gorgonzola and, as with most items here, it could have been a meal in itself. Both a prime rib and a 24-ounce Porterhouse steak were properly cooked and seasoned just enough to enhance the meats natural flavor. Grilled asparagus and lobster mashed potatoes were well-done (a la carte) side dishes. Lava cake with vanilla ice cream was just the right finish to an indulgent meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2010A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 221-8540 The small but diverse menu spans the globe, embracing classic French techniques, bold Asian flavors and even a bit of Italian pasta panache while emphasizing a commitment to sustainable seafood and seasonal ingredients. The food is sophisticated but unfussy, ambitious but not overworked, classical yet novel. The chorizo mejillones is one of the best mussel preparations Ive eaten in a couple of decades of reviewing restaurants. Imagine the flavor explosion of spicy Mexican chorizo sausage, acidic white wine and tomatoes, grassy cilantro pesto and creamy queso fresco. Picture these colorful toppings mingling with a dozen and a half plump mussels sauted until they are just barely cooked through and not a second more. The fish of the day, Arctic char, was simply grilled and simply perfect. Meats are executed equally well, as evidenced by an expertly crusted, juicy flatiron steak topped with rich blue cheese thats smoked in-house. Order it with a side of the best French fries you will ever eat in Southwest Florida (theyre sprinkled with Parmesan and fresh herbs and drizzled with earthy truffle oil). Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011Tarpon Bay, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs; 444-1234: For a casual seafood bistro, it would be hard to beat Tarpon Bay. It features a ceviche bar, several varieties of raw oysters and lots of fresh fish. We loved a sampler platter of eight varieties of ceviche (choose from one, two, three or eight types), particularly the Peruvian, a mix of scallops and mahi in a spicy marinade, and the shrimp with roasted corn, tequila, coriander, cumin and cayenne. Grilled red snapper paired well with both the young soy white miso sauce and a slightly sweet ponzu sauce, but a spicy tropical salsa was a little overpowering. A lobster pot featured clams, mussels, lobster tail, fingerling potatoes, corn and roasted tomato. We added seafood sausage, which was delicious. For dessert: a flight of housemade ice creams. Both the peach and mascarpone cobbler were first rate. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2012Tierneys Tavern, 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples; 591-3837 Owners of The Bay House now offer a more casual concept in what used to be a bar next to the restaurant. At Tierneys Tavern, you can savor similarly Southerninspired and equally well-executed food for much less money. Entrees top out at $24, and its possible to dine well for much less. The menus coastal cuisine spans a broad range, from the North Atlantic to Carolina Low Country, around the Florida peninsula and up the Gulf to New Orleans. The Southern Collection is a good way to sample a range of appetizers, including Charleston crab dip, pimento cheese, house-made pickles. The Sea BLT layers of arugula, fried green tomatoes and fresh seafood salad sprinkled with roasted corn and crumbled bacon would delight any discerning palate. Perched on the banks of the Cocohatchee River, the restaurant and bar are nestled among old oaks and mangroves and have plenty of windows for enjoying the unique vista. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2012 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 CUISINEHeavenly Chapel Grill marries good food, gracious atmosphereWhen he saw the historic former First Baptist Church on Seventh Avenue up for sale in 2010, Stephen Fleischer felt as if it were his calling to save it. After closing on the property in 2011, he spent the next year and a half gutting the 65-year-old buildings interior while preserving and restoring the faade, the vaulted ceilings and, of course, the signature steeple. The result is the heavenly The Chapel Grill, which opened Nov. 5 and has been packing them in the pews ever since. Well, actually, the pews are long gone. After the congregation departed in 1975, the building was divided into medical offices, according to General Manager Chelsi Murphy. Regardless, the dining room was abuzz when we arrived early on a weeknight and it just grew buzzier. Theres considerable outdoor seating, including a bar, but on a first visit we wanted to enjoy the indoor trappings. (Not only that, but the carpeting and subdivided interior help disburse and soften the noise.) Window shutters and a stark white and mustard-yellow color palette give the church, uh, restaurant a sunny, coastal vibe, while pendant lamps that resemble sea urchins on steroids add a splash of modern design sophistication. The overall feel is casual yet stylish, though the wall-mounted TV screens in our room hit an off note (perhaps theyre used for meetings?). We were seated at a narrow two-top in one of the side dining rooms, where tables are arranged a tad too closely for comfort and privacy. It also was difficult for the tiny table to accommodate two full setups and the barrage of menus that arrived: cocktails list, wine list, main menu and Captains List a la carte menu. Why not consolidate? Even the servers cant keep track of them all, seeing as we had to ask for the beverage menus. The wine list offers two dozen bythe-glass options ranging from $7 to $17, but because Chapel Grill clearly has put considerable effort and creativity into its bar program, we decided to start with cocktails. The telmig akdov thats vodka gimlet backwards, for whatever reason ($10) was a silky blend of Ketel One, balsamic-laced strawberries, lime juice, white pepper and fresh basil. The Calvinist ($10) was a spicy elixir of Woodford Reserve bourbon seasoned with The Kings Ginger liqueur, lemon juice and a kiss of cloves that tingled on the lips. Rolls arrived while we were waiting for our first course. You wont find the same old sliced baguette and olive oil dip at Chapel Grill. No, its freshly made pretzel rolls with salty brown crusts and soft, warm interiors. Appetizers, which range from the ubiquitous crab cakes and ahi tuna to more interesting items like boeuf Bourguignonne risotto, start at a pricey $12. But its worth it when Executive Chef Jorge Nolasco can manage to make even tired, old calamari interesting. His Coco Loco rendition ($11.90) of lightly breaded rings of squid is strewn with chorizo sausage and tempura-fried julienned carrots. Marinara would be too mundane for such a concoction, so the chef dreamed up a delicious mango-rum sauce that complements the calamari nicely. A duck spring roll ($11.80) was simpler but just as pleasing. Bits of the tenderest duck confit were tucked into the crisply fried roll, which shattered in the mouth. It was accompanied by a small next of wakame slaw, but I think at that price, they could afford to spring for more than one roll. Our attentive server and his battalion of colleagues kept the table clean and our glasses filled as the meal progressed. The GM even stopped by when she noticed us looking around the dining room (or perhaps it was the camera flash that drew her attention). We congratulated her on the restaurants transformation and well-trained staff. When our waiter arrived with the main course, he noticed immediately that we had been given a single portion of Brussels sprouts when wed asked for a double ($9.20). He returned with a second dish in short order. Offering side dishes in two portions is a very thoughtful gesture. My companion and I both happen to love roasted sprouts, and these were tossed with copious bits of crispy pancetta and caramelized garlic. Both servings were devoured. Also from the a la carte menu was the New York strip ($36.70), which was perfectly grilled to medium-rare yet achieved a crusty exterior that most home grillers would envy. The wellmarbled 14-ounce cut was dry-aged for 21 days, which imparted a noticeable richness. It was simply adorned with a pat of roasted garlic-Mer lot butter with a tinge of truffle essence and was crowned with golden onion straws. From the regular menu, we opted for red rock cod Florentine ($27.60), which I discovered on the Internet also goes by the menacing moniker of scorpionfish. It was a hefty fillet with thick flakes of moist white meat within its crisp oven-baked Parmesan crust. The fish was served on layers of spinach and mashed potatoes; the menu had said sundried-tomato risotto would be the starch, and that would have been more interesting. Nevertheless the fish was spot-on, and the spinach had a tantalizing hint of Pernod. The Chapel Grill is no slouch when it comes to desserts, either. We tucked into a wondrous dome of chocolatepeanut butt er cake enrobed in chocolate ganache ($6.40) and a creamy panna cotta with strawberries and mangoes ($5.80) that could have been a touch sweeter. Naples diners should count their blessings to have The Chapel Grill and a forward-thinking businessman like Mr. Fleischer willing to preserve local history. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY h i s w b s drewSTERWALDpgnews@floridaweekly.com The Chapel Grill>> Hours: 5 p.m. to closing daily; tavern opens at 2 p.m., with light fare offered at 4 p.m. >> Reservations: Highly recommended >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $11.90-$15.30; entrees, $23.50-$42.70. Tavern menu has less expensive appetizers, salads and sandwiches >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Steaks and seafood >> Volume: Moderately high >> Parking: Street and valet >> Website: www.chapelgrill.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 811 Seventh Ave. S., Naples; 206-4310 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Above: One duck spring roll cut into four pieces is not much for $11.80. 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18 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com Gifts for wine lovers they will savor all year long Family Owned & Operated, Palm RV is SWFLs Finest RV Dealer. We offer Sales, Service and Parts for a full line of Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels & Motor Coaches. Stop in, bring this ad and receive these special offers. Thank goodness for wine lovers. Its a cinch to find them something theyll enjoy this holiday season whatever your budget. Following are just a few gifts that wine devotees are likely to find enjoyable, useful, educational or some combination of the three, including a few bottle suggestions.Best new wine books: Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, including their Origins and Flavors ($110) by Jancis Robinson. The Financial Times wine writer and author of a dozen books on wines knows her topic well. The beautifully designed, 1,200-page, full-color book contains comprehensive details on all 1,368 vine varieties currently used in commercial production including their origins, how they grow, where they are planted and how wine made from them tastes. The One Minute Wine Master: Discover 10 Wines Youll Like in 60 Seconds or Less ($11) by Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan. Written by a wine expert and judge, this book is for anyone who regularly or occasionally enjoys wine. Start with the One Minute Wine Master Quiz and answer simple questions such as how you like your coffee, if you like apple juice, what kind of cologne you prefer, etc. You are classified into a profile that contains examples of wines and brands that you might prefer based on your likes and dislikes, all without breaking the bank. Best corkscrews: Chateau Laguiole Corkscrews ($100 to $300): Produced by a French artisanal cutlery manufacturer (the company also makes cutlery, kitchen knives and other goodies), this is the classically designed corkscrew made with more than 30 handle types of wood and other materials. Light weight and well balanced, they fit the hand perfectly. You can also personalize it with a name inscription and a carrying case. Pulltaps Corkscrews ($7 to $70): The double-lever action corkscrew has revolutionized uncorking wine bottles, providing an effortless way to extract the cork in two steps without breaking or damaging it. Its the choice of waiters worldwide because of its low price and ease of use. Available in many stores.Best wine glasses: Chateau Baccarat Wine Glasses ($85 per stem, $70 for tumbler, and $495 for decanter): This revolutionary design allows the wine to fully express itself. The glass features a rounded angle and wide base, which allows the wine to move horizontally in the glass without climbing the walls. The sloped bowl allows the alcohol to condense, leaving the bouquet to fill the glass while the wine is swirled. The narrow aperture at the top of the glass concentrates the aromas while providing a comfortable mouth-feel. Luigi Bormioli Burgundy Glass Set ($50 for eight): This set of 18.5ounce glasses features fine rims and bowl shape, and is durable yet functional for everyday use. Bormioli has a 25-year guarantee against chipping on the rims or foot, as well as discoloration of the bowl or stem due to washing. COURTESY PHOTOS CONTINUED NEXT PAGE
www.FloridaWeekly.com HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2012 19 Best wine gift basket: Penfolds Grange & Opus One Wine and Chocolate Perfection ($940): Gift Tree offers a wide range of customizable baskets and accessories for the holidays. The Grange and Opus One selection features two top tier wines from very good vintages, along with a hand-selected assortment of gourmet delicacies. The Opus One 2008 is a Bordeaux blend, with flavors of cassis, raspberries and chocolate with a polished finish. Penfolds Grange is considered one of the worlds finest wines, and is rich purple in color. This fuller bodied shiraz blend shows flavors of blueberry, blackberry and plum, with an extended powerful finish. The seven gourmet delicacies include Godiva Dark Chocolate and Guylian Dark Seashell Truffles, all set in a double-tray organizer. Steeplechase Vineyards Trio ($80): I was not familiar with Steeplechase Vineyards when I received this gift last year but found it to be a great gift. Offered by Wine Country Gift Baskets, it includes a bottle of Steeplechase California Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a wide assortment of goodies in the package, including Godiva dark chocolate French vanilla truffles and various cheese spreads and crackers. The quality of the food items was very good, and the wines were quite drinkable as well. The affordable price includes shipping.Individual bottle selections: Ch. dYquem Sauternes 2009 ($800): The quintessential dessert wine, Ch. dYquem, is lush and concentrated with aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, apricot, pear and apricot. The finish is exquisitely long and supple, and this is the finest Bordeaux wine from one of its best vintages. Ch. Guiraud Sauternes 2009 ($60): An excellent first growth Sauternes, it opens with honeysuckle, apricots and peaches. The flavors on the palate have luscious fruit and honey with a fine underlying acidity, ending with a touch of almond and spice on the lingering finish. Two Hands Shiraz Bellas Garden 2010 ($70): Rich and dark in color and complex in nature, with plums and dense dark cherry aromas and palate, ending in a smooth and complex finish. Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2010 ($23): Ripe aromas and flavors of plum and blueberry linger in the mouth, leading to a long, well-structured finish. Jim McCracken WINE GIFTSFrom previous page 799 WALKERBILT RD., NAPLES OFF US 41, 1/4 MILE NORTH OF IMMOKALEE RD.(239) 591-3837 WWW.BAYHOUSENAPLES.COM JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Let us help you spread the joy and warmth of the holidays with Chef Andy Hunters family recipe. Our individual bite size creations are perfect for parties and a welcome host gift at any party. Please give us a 3 day advance notice for your order! Nicely packaged by the dozen | $ 18.00 dozen THE BAY HOUSE FAMOUS GOOEY BROWN BUTTER BITES
20 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2012-13 www.FloridaWeekly.comColorful top>>A pop of color in this orange-hued beaded blanket top is the perfect piece to brighten the holidays. $244.Simply Natural The Mercato 9115 Strada Place Naples, FL 34108 (239) 596-1700 Shipping Delivery Gift WrappingShop online or in our store! o 945 5th Ave North Naples FL 34102 | (239) 262-3975 | www.OldeNaplesChocolate.com At Olde Naples Chocolate all of the decadent chocolates are made on premise. You will be delighted at the large variety of chocolates available. From a classic trufe to a salted caramel or peanut butter cup you are sure to nd a chocolate for everyone's sweet tooth. We also offer chocolate making classes and parties. Candy making parties are great for birthdays, girls night out, ofce parties, wedding & bridal showers, girl scouts and much more! t t t t O O Ol O de d de d N N ap p les Ch oc oc o ol at e al l l of of of t t he he d d d ec ec ec ec c d ad a ent chocol a at es a re m m ad ad e e on on p re p p les o oc ol O l Ol l d d d C N N t t O O l O l d d d d b be e d elighted a t th th e larg e e va va r ri et y of of c c c ho ho cola tes av ai la la bl bl e. e. F F ro ro m a classic tr r u u ed th h e la e d elig hted a a t e g ht a r ri e va r ri et ho ca a a ra ra m m e e me m e e l l o or or o or r p p p ea ea nu nu t t bu u tt t e r c up y y ou ou u a a re re s s ur r ur r e e to to to to nd nd a a c c h ho co o la la te te for e ve ve ry one's sw w ee ee t r c e l o o or o o or nu n r c c up y ea n u u t t tt tt e e t b b ur r e e to t e m uf uf to o ot ot h h. m m o wi ll ed mi mi se. Yo u u w w e to a a sa sa lt lt e o ot h Elegant, Luxurious, Affordable10% off until 12/15 In the far distant future, in a forsaken galaxy of dying stars, the last great war between good and evil erupts when the Devil King of the Dark Forever attacks the haunted world of Phate. Overwhelmed by the Devil Kings vast legions, the cosmic guardians of the universe call upon Drinwor Fang, a young dusk elf deemed the Son and Savior of the Stars. But before he can defend the forces of light, Drinwor must elude the clutches of an even more despicable end than the Devil King. Enter Warloove, the vampire lord of the dark elves, whos mysteriously obsessed with stealing Drinwors sacred sunsword. This Holiday Season, Science Fiction and Fantasy collide to take epic storytelling to a whole new levelAs Warloove closes in, and the Devil King begins scattering his demonic armies into the stars, Drinwor learns the most terrible truth of all: if he is to save eternity from suffering the savage onslaught of the Dark Forever, the sunsword will demand the sacrice of his world, his life, and his soul... ONE LIFE, ONE SOUL, ONE SWORD Give the gift of reading! Visit Amazon.com and order your copy of Jason Alans stunningly imaginative debut novel, Phate: The Cosmic Fairy Tale. Available in a sturdy, beautifully bound book, or on Kindle electronic format.
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22 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com Handbag>>Be the lady in red with this enamel coated calfskin handbag by Bravo. $270.Natural Comfort Footwear The Mercato 9118 Strada Pl # 8140 Naples, FL 34108 (239) 514-0002Paddleboard>>Show your surfer some love with this sweet paddleboard by Suplove. Extra bonus: You can hang out with the shops cool surfer mascot Grif n, a rescued Scottish terrier. $1,350 to $1,500.Old Naples Surf Shop 1311 Third Street South Naples, FL 34102 (239) 262-1877 > >S h p love masc o www.oldnaplessurfshop.com SHOP SURF SKIM SUP Old Naples Surf Shop is recognized as the source for quality surf, beach and water sport apparel. 1311 Third Street South | Naples, Florida 34102
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26 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com No red or green gemstone is prescribed for the Christmas season, but if you are committed to making a holiday statement with jewelry, here are a few suggestions: Establish your own signature holiday look by wearing the same poinsettia, Christmas tree or ornament brooch every day from Dec. 1 through Christmas. This will become a family tradition with you as the star. And the brooch will acquire the patina and status of aging, just as you do. An inexpensive green stone is peridot, which is mined in the United States. It is the birthstone of August, and looks great with green or brown eyes. Peridot is brilliant, but soft, so pierced earrings would be nice. Two red stones are reasonably priced pyrope or almandine garnet, and pink tourmaline (also known as rubellite). Have your jeweler show you the reddest pyrope or almandine that he can find you want to avoid the brownish-tinged pyrope garnet. Pink tourmaline is a reddish-pink and very lovely for a ring. A perfect holiday green-red combination does exist: emerald and ruby stones. A bracelet with these precious stones set in gold or gold surrounded by white (champleve) enamel is festive incarnate. Create a festive look by affixing an old rhinestone brooch to a black velvet ribbon and tying it around your neck for a great choker. (This is for women with discernible, attractive necks only.) Dress up your Christmas tree with large, gaudy old rhinestone brooches hung by red satin ribbons. Hats are a cool look for the winter for those who to live in an area with seasons. So take that old brooch and pin it on a beret or felt hat for a festive look. Trying to create a Christmas gift? Take apart all of your really disposable, old, junky, rhinestone jewelry and glue the parts or large stones (individual simulated pearls look great) in the shape of a Christmas tree onto a velvet-covered cardboard rectangle. Frame same, and the lucky recipient has a decoration for a lifetime of Christmases. Jewelry can make holidays sparkle Call Today! 239-304-4620 W W W W C C A S T L E E S S E R V I C C E S N E E T Our experience in combining Motorized Screens with Motorized Roll Shutters provides homeowners with unique solutions for lanais, creating large expanses of outdoor living space with the added bonus of hurricane protection. Whether your interest is in motorized roll screens, motorized roll shutters or a combination of both Castle Services is in a unique position to assist you with leading edge applications for the entire house and more specically for the outdoor living area. From concept, to application, to specic drawings, to build out and nal nish we will be there. B U U I L T I N N M M O O T O O R I Z E E D R O O L L S S C R E E E N S S S & S S H U T T T E R R S O O O M M M M M s s s s s l l l li e Dawn Of A New ShadeTurn o your air conditioning more oen and reduce your energy consumption by installing Motorized Screens as exterior window shades. Deecting the suns rays before they have passed through your window glass is 7 times more eective than interior blinds or curtains in keeping you cool. Benets Increases the energy efciency of your home Helps control interior temperatures Improves your outdoor enjoyment Creates enhanced privacy Economical and Safe Easy to Use Provides full ventilation and protection from insects and other pests Shields harmful UV rays and hot glare from the sun Reduces interior fading of carpets and furniture Adapts to virtually any architectural opening Create a completely hidden screening solution by recessing components into walls, ceiling, cavities, and columns W W r r r r u u u u f f f f f f f fo l l l li d d d d Standard Features Customized widths up to 21 heights up to 16 Powder-coated extruded aluminum components Four standard colors and custom colors available Easy remote control operation included Vanishes from sight when not in use Superior design and construction Cross body purse>>Juicys super fun cheetah cross body purse is musthave for hitting the holiday parties this year! $69.99.Juicy Couture Miromar Outlets 10801 Corkscrew Road Estero, FL 33928 (239) 948-3766
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