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My father taught me to shoot with that blue-steel-andwalnut-stock beauty beginning when I was 5. I remember distinctly the first round I ever fired, with him beside me the crack of the weapon in the dry mountain air, the barking echo of its explosion off distant hills, the feeling of power, expectation, pride, finality.I wanted to go kill something with it, and eventually I got to. We shot a variety of game with that old gun, including mule deer. Daddy taught me to find them, sneak up on them, and dispatch them with precise shooting to the head from a short range, maybe 30 to 50 yards. Sometimes it took hours to get close enough. We had bigger guns an ancient .30-.40 Krag, a very effective .30-.30 lever-action Winchester made in the 1890s (my grandfathers rifle), and the 8 mm Mauser my father brought back from Germany and had retooled as a hunting rifle, with a fine German-made scope. I shot a crow once on the ground from about 700 yards away with that weapon. But to hunt deer together, we used the .22. When we shot them, then we had to skin and clean them, and of course eat them. That was less exciting. But guns themselves remained intoxicating to me, just as the culture that went with them. It was populated in my mind by guntoting explorers, mountain men, cowboys and war heroes. They were always the good guys, as I viewed it. In my extended family, one man had once won the Medal of Honor for fighting Apaches in the waning years of the 19th century. Others hailing both from cities and country were awarded Silver Stars, Bronze Stars, Purple Hearts men who fought at places such as Guadalcanal, Tarawa, the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. Most of them came back alive, and I knew them. But none of them in my memory were infatuated with guns, the way I was as a boy. My ranching uncles used them only to shoot sick cows, rattlesnakes, coyotes, jackrabbits, picket pins (small prairie dogs) and once or twice in my youth, a broken-legged horse. I later volunteered for military service, as they had. That required, among other things, memorizing long passages from field manuals and being able to shout them back at my Marine Corps drill instructors, on command. The M-16 rifle is a lightweight, shoulderheld, gas-operated, air-cooled, magazinefed, 5.56 mm weapon capable of automatic or semi-automatic fire with a cyclic rate of 800 rounds per minute and a maximum effective range of 550 meters on point targets, or 800 meters on area targets. Or something like that a catechism of sorts. Its been almost 40 years since I memorized it, and the details have seemed less important to me, until lately. Nowadays, Im a lot less infatuated with guns. Keep in mind, nobody fires 800 rounds per minute because if he did, the barrel would melt. In fact, 150 rounds fired in a minute will create a cook-off danger in those barrels, meaning that a chambered round can explode within 10 seconds, from the heat. More realistically, the weapon can fire about 45 rounds per minute on semi-automatic (flipping the selector switch to semiauto and pulling the trigger each time you fire a round) thats if you can eject the first and slap in a second 30-round magazine quickly, which you can easily do with practice by drawing a fresh magazine from your ammo belt, or taping magazines upside down together, and flipping them. Or, such a weapon can effectively fire about 90 rounds per minute (three full 30-round magazines) on full auto. The preferable sustained rate of fire, as they call it in field manuals, is 12 to 15 rounds per minute. Which means, theoretically, that in 120 seconds you can kill 30 people with deliberately placed, semi-automatic fire. Currently, such standard military shooting technology in semi-automatic versions of the M-16 or almost identical M-4 is perfectly legal in civilian hands. Nor is it considered a problem by the National Rifle Association. Why, though? The Second Amendment was written by men who used single-shot muskets or rifles. I doubt any of them would have agreed to provide civilians with machine guns or their like. You dont need those weapons to shoot a deer, after all. The NRAs official position, though, is that gun control of any kind is not the solution to Sandy Hook. Not only that, but if more people just had guns, they could kill the enemy first, whenever that kind of crime threatens. Which is patent nonsense, in my opinion. What can stop or at least diminish this execution hysteria is not more guns in the schools, but fewer guns in the hands of mentally ill people, and a much more insistent effort to identify such people and help them before its too late. But Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, disagrees. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, he said last week. Such cynical and patronizing thinking reveals his profound disrespect for Americans, including Americans who appreciate a good gun, as I do. The last thing that might stop a bad guy carrying a gun with a significant emphasis on might is an armed and experienced good guy. But there are many other things that can also stop a bad guy, and without adding guns to schools. Putting a good psychologist or two in each school instead of a military-grade gun-toter, for example. Educating teachers and staff to single out mentally troubled kids and get them help, for example. Requiring parents who keep weapons where they can be located by schoolchildren to let school administrators and police know, for example. And a hundred more for-examples. Mr. LaPierre doesnt think so. Its the medias fault for reporting it, he figures. So give us more guns, he figures. Sure, dude. Lets lock n load. T i t t a rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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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 OPINIONWhere stories begin: Habitat for Humanity homes BY THE REV. LISA LEFKOWSpecial to Florida Weekly Once upon a time, there was a family who lived in a home where the doors were nailed shut to keep out intruders, where boards covered holes in the floor to prevent critters from entering, and where the bathroom walls were rotting away allowing an outside view of the familys most personal moments. Far from a fairy tale, this is the true story of the Herrera family and the trailer in which the five of them live. Several months ago, the back door, which stands two feet from their daughters bedroom, was kicked in during the night as someone attempted to rob them. Fearing for their childrens safety, Sebastiana and Gumercindo moved their two youngest daughters into their tiny bedroom; the couple and their older daughter, Clara, began sleeping in the living room. This allowed the family to be close together and as far from the back door, now nailed shut, as possible. However, the two younger girls are now in a room that has holes in its plywood floor, just next to their bed, leading directly outside. Although the holes are covered with boards, Cenaida and Luz Celeste often awaken in the night to the sound of rodents scratching. In even worse condition than the bedroom is the familys bathroom, where one can see straight through the deteriorating walls to the outside. Fearing what someone standing outside might see, the Herreras have stopped allowing the girls to turn on the bathroom lights after dark. But the Herreras story has a new chapter. During the next few months, the family is putting in sweat equity hours to help build the Habitat for Humanity home that will be theirs. Every day, families such as the Herreras turn to Habitat for Humanity, desperate to rewrite their stories and change their childrens lives forever. Never looking for a handout, these families are willing and ready to work hard in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Ultimately, they all long for something that is truly their own, a safe and affordable home. If home is indeed where ones story begins, your support of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County builds the foundation upon which hard-working local families will write their next chapter. As you consider helping to meet the needs of the community during these difficult economic times, we hope you find that Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is your best investment, providing a long-term solution for families such as the Herreras. Every gift makes a difference, helping empower families to help themselves, generating dignity and pride and inscribing a new and hopeful page. The Rev. Lisa Lefkow, ordained in the United Methodist Church, is executive vice president of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. After volunteering locally with Habitat for Humanity and with missions around the world, she joined the staff in 2000. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Collier County and how you can help, please visit www.HabitatCollier.org. amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Lessons from New Town, Australia, for Newtown, U.S.A.The initial shock of the latest semiautomatic-weapon-fueled massacre has passed, but the grief only grows. Now the funerals occur with a daily drumbeat. It will take not 27, but 28 funerals, as the Newtown, Conn., shooter, Adam Lanza, took his own life after slaughtering his mother at home, then 20 children, aged 6 and 7, and six women at the Sandy Hook Elementary School who tried to protect them. Since President Barack Obama took office, there have been at least 16 major mass shootings, after which he has offered somber words of condolence and called for national healing. But what is really needed is gun control, serious gun control, as was swiftly implemented in Australia in 1996, after another gunman went on a senseless shooting spree. That massacre occurred in Port Arthur, Tasmania, and the shooter was from nearby New Town. On April 28, 1996, Martin Bryant, a troubled 28-year-old from New Town, Tasmania, took a Colt AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to the nearby tourist destination of Port Arthur. By the time he was arrested early the next day, he had killed 35 people and wounded 23. The reaction in Australia was profound, especially since it was a nation of gun lovers, target shooters and hunters. The massacre provoked an immediate national debate over gun control. Strict laws were quickly put in place, banning semiautomatic weapons and placing serious controls on gun ownership. Since that time, there has not been one mass shooting in Australia. Rebecca Peters took part in that debate. She is now an international arms control advocate, and led the campaign to reform Australias gun laws after the Port Arthur massacre. Days after the Newtown massacre, I asked Ms. Peters to explain how the gun laws changed in Australia in 1996: The new law banned semiautomatic rifles and shotguns, assault weapons, and not only new sales ... we banned importation sales, we banned ownership, so currently owned weapons were prohibited. The government bought those guns back at a rate of about the retail price plus about 10 percent. You couldnt get them repaired. You couldnt sell them. It was a very comprehensive ban. The buyback ended up buying back and destroying more than about 650,000 of these weapons, which is the largest buyback and destruction program for guns anywhere in the world. Like the United States, Australias gun laws were a patchwork of state laws. Prime Minister John Howard, from the center-right Liberal Party, took leadership to put strong, national uniform standards into place. Mr. Howard wrote a reflection on the gun laws last August, immediately after the Aurora, Colo., massacre. In his piece, titled Brothers in arms, yes, but the US needs to get rid of its guns, Mr. Howard writes of a talk given at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in 2008: There was an audible gasp of amazement at my expressing pride in what Australia had done to limit the use of guns. I had been given a sharp reminder that, despite the many things we have in common with our American friends, there is a huge cultural divide when it comes to the free availability of firearms. Likewise, in Britain, after the March 1996 school massacre in Dunblane, Scotland, which left 16 children ages 5 and 6 dead along with two teachers, handguns were quickly banned. Statistics show that in both countries, gun violence, murders and successful suicides all are down. What is possible here in the United States, as the nation collectively mourns this latest score of innocents murdered in a moment? California Sen. Dianne Feinstein promises an assault-weapons ban, to be entered for debate on the new Senates first day of business in January. She says: It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession (of assault weapons), not retroactively, but prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets, adding, however, We exempt over 900 specific weapons that will not fall under the bill. Nine hundred exemptions? I asked Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor at Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock: The Rise of Americas Gun, to comment on Feinsteins likely revision of the 1994 law: The 1994 so-called Assault Weapons Ban was one of the most porous, ineffective pieces of legislation. It was shot through with loopholes. It had no applicability to weapons that were made and sold on the day before enactment. ... If Congress is not proposing to ban weapons that are already out there, then that leaves millions and millions of weapons. President Obama has now appointed Vice President Joe Biden to chair a commission to review possible actions. Commissions, though, too often allow the moment to pass, the national attention to be diverted. In Australia, the comprehensive ban was in place within weeks, shepherded by a conservative prime minister. How long must we wait for sensible gun-control laws in the United States? How many children will it take? Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 The VoiceJoe and Barbara Klimas spent many moments looking back and laughing at how instantaneously they fell in love. Joe proposed to Barbara on their first date. Barbara said yes. The two were married 45 years. Sounds like a storybook. Theres just no explaining it, Mrs. Klimas says. Oh, we laughed so many times. What were we thinking? But we just knew. After dining and dancing at The Dolly Madison in Madison, Conn., Joe turned to Barbara and asked, Would it be presumptuous of me to ask you if you would like to marry me? The word presumptuous stuck in her head, forever attached to a giggle and a blush. Barbara said yes, she had no doubt. The couple moved to Marco Island in March 1974. A new radio station was emerging, WRGI, just as Lely High School was setting up to open in the fall. Mr. Klimas saw potential in aligning the two. He approached the station, told them they should cover high school sports and said he would like to be the one to do the broadcasting. Station officials asked if he had ever done anything like this before. He said no. But he loved sports. So they gave him a shot and he took off, Joe Klimas, soon to be iconized as The Voice of Southwest Florida sports. Mr. Klimas saw the talent in everyone and he praised it, especially the youth. He did not just highlight the stars, he recognized the backups. And the more young athletes he was able to acknowledge, the happier the ol sportscaster was. I think he remembered how much he enjoyed it when somebody would give him a pat on the back and he was kind of pushing that forward, says Mrs. Klimas, as her husband was an athlete in his own right. In high school, he played football, basketball and baseball. In college, he played quarterback and kicker for the UConn Huskies. Post college, he played minor league football for four years. In Naples, his presence spread to television. Mr. Klimas announced various golf tournaments, including 25 ACE Group Classic Champions Tour events. He announced boxing matches in Las Vegas when boxing was glamorous. He commentated for the Special Olympics. He served on the selection committee for the annual Winged Foot award given to Collier Countys top high school student athletes. I just loved him. I loved how people loved him. I loved how he loved people, says Mrs. Klimas, who describes her husbands voice as easy to listen to. Friend Vin DePasquale adds, You could hear his smile in his voice. Mr. DePasquale launched the Great Dock Canoe Race in Naples in 1977. For 35 years, Mr. Klimas announced the annual event. Next May, the canoe race will benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County in honor of Mr. Klimas, who died Aug. 13 from lung cancer at age 75. Mr. Klimas began each broadcast: Hello everybody, this is Joe Klimas, his voice recognizable, resonant. Hes going to be missed, Mr. DePasquale says. And his voice is going to be remembered. The SmileTara Parla found a purpose for her cancer. Her purpose made her smile. Her purpose gave her peace. Her purpose was to protect children. In April 2010, Mrs. Parla went in for a routine checkup with her dermatologist. A few moles looked suspicious. Her doctor removed them for biopsy. The next day, at age 34, Mrs. Parla was diagnosed with Stage 3 melanoma. Prior to her diagnosis, Mrs. Parla The lives they ledREMEMBERING SOME WE LOST THIS YEAR LOOKING AT THE lives of others, we learn how to respect our own. Heres a look at four individuals who lived the lives they were given. These individuals taught us to see the talent in others, to smile through that which we cannot understand, to create beauty from what others fail to notice, to give of ourselves unconditionally and to find the sunshine in everything. Looking at these lessons, its hard to call their passing our loss. By seeing what they did, we see how to continue. Athena Ponushis had wanted to start a foundation. She wanted to help children, she wanted to help the sick, but she did not know specifically what she wanted to do. After her diagnosis, she knew. If she could do anything, her husband Jon says, her whole goal was to keep just one person from going through what she did the surgeries, the chemotherapy. So Mrs. Parla established the Passion Foundation, a melanoma initiative with a mission to construct shade tents over the playgrounds of Southwest Florida schools. Such structures block up to 97 percent of UV rays and lower temperatures by as much as 20 degrees. Thus far, shade tents have been placed over the playgrounds at Pinewoods, Three Oaks and Rayma C. Page elementary schools. We dont have to find a miracle, we just have to educate people enough to protect themselves and their children, Mrs. Parla is quoted as saying on the Passion Foundation brochure. She knew teachers could not be expected to slather up their students with sunscreen before recess. She knew parents did not think to reach for the sunscreen in the mornings before shuffling their children off to school. She knew the public was unaware that although melanoma represents only 3 percent of all cancers, it accounts for 75 percent of all cancer deaths. Protection became her message. Mr. Parla says his wife smiled the whole way through her bout with cancer. Her smile made others smile. When she walked into a room, the light attached to her. She was bright and everyone wanted to stand beside her. Physically you could tell she was sick, Mr. Parla says. But personalitywise and emotionally, you didnt know she was sick. She didnt let it hold her back. Mr. Parla met his wife in Chicago. He describes their meeting by saying, We met that night and we were together ever since. They were married at South Seas Plantation on Captiva Island. Mrs. Parla died Sept. 6, two days shy of their 11th anniversary, at age 37. She left behind daughter Kendyl, 7, and son Kaden, 5. Its important we keep her alive for the children, says Mrs. Parlas sister, Dana Simantel, who has her own son kiss a picture of his auntie before he w i ju a a M M C t COURTESY PHOTOJoe and Barbara Klimas during a family trip to DisneyWorld, Christmas 2011.COURTESY PHOTOTara Parla Joe Klimas in his announcing days, at right above, and in his football days in 1965, left.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 NEWS A9 www.MillenniumPhysician.comPRIMARY CARE o LAB SERVICES o RADIOLOGY o DIAGNOSTICS o MEDICAL AESTHETICS o URGENT CARE Primary Care OcesJULIE R. SOUTHMAYD, M.D. MICHAEL Y. WANG, M.D. 1284 Creekside Street, Suite 107 Naples, FL 34108239-249-7830 MARIA DEL RIOGILES, M.D. ALEJANDRO PEREZTREPICHIO, M.D. LUIS POZNIAK, M.D. 1750 SW Health Parkway, Building 1 Naples, FL 34109239-249-7800 JULIA HARRIS, M.D. JAMES FAREMOUTH, D.O. NANCY BARATTA, MSN, ARNP 8803 Tamiami Trail E Naples, FL 34112239-732-1050JOHN DIAZ, M.D. KAE FERBER, M.D. JULIE DIAZ, FNPBC 671 Goodlette Road, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34102239-263-8222 CHARLES KILO, M.D. 1495 Pine Ridge Rd. Suite 4 Naples, FL 34109239-594-5456 goes to bed at night. Ms. Simantel wears the same picture around her neck, one where Mrs. Parlas leaning over in laughter, her hand across her heart. As a child, Ms. Simantels parents worried she could not speak, as her big sister always spoke for her. Now Ms. Simantel finds herself speaking for her big sister through the Passion Foundation. Riverchase Dermatology credits Mrs. Parla for a significant rise in skin cancer screenings, Director of Development Kimberly Royal says. I dont have an exact number, but as far as new patients, people who never thought to have their skin checked before, its got to be in the thousands, she says. Yes, Mrs. Parla brought an awareness of skin cancer to a younger age group, but her younger sister felt her broader influence, as Ms. Simantel recently tattooed one of her sisters most enduring lessons on her inner left arm: Be open to life. The PainterJerry Vallez painted the water. Whether it be a backwater scene or the open seas, a ship or a shoreline, the water gave his brush motive. His daughter Michelle remembers his attention to detail. Some of his brushes only had three hairs, she says. I remember him painting blades of grass with his little brush, painting individual blades with such intent, it was like he was painting with eyelashes. To be near him was to notice things other people did not notice, to see things other people did not see. As a painter, Michelle says, her father was very visual. When she walked beside him he would point out the obscure, oftentimes shelving the subject for a canvas down the way. Gov. Rick Scott admired his work. Mr. Vallez designed an invitation for the governors wife. She has one of his prints hanging in her office. This lends way to a story Mr. Vallez loved to tell: When the governor came to pick a Vallez print of his own, he chose the same print his wife had picked. Mr. SEE LIVES, A10 COURTESY PHOTOThe Parla family: Jon, Kaden, Tara and Kendyl.COURTESY PHOTOJerry and Robah Vallez out for ice cream on Fifth Avenue South in 2009.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 JANUARY 3, 2013 Follow us for tasty tweets, news and special offers @McDonalds_SWFLO er good only at participating McDonalds in Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indian River, Collier, Hendry, Lee, and Charlotte Counties. O er valid during hours products are served. Prices and participation may vary. Plus tax, if applicable. Price of required purchase posted on menu board. Weight before cooking 4oz. (113.4 grams). McDonalds. Ring in the New Year right with McDonalds. Receive a second Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese sandwich for just one penny when you buy the rst one at regular price. The Florida Weekly is now available at participating McDonalds. Vallez suggested, Dont you want something else? The governor replied, No. I like this one. Ergo, the governor and his wife each have the same Vallez print hanging in their respective offices. Three months after her fathers passing, Michelle finds solace in such stories. She has elected to keep the Vallez Gallery in Crayton Cove open throughout the season, so friends and patrons may stumble in and share their memories. Some of the life stories Mr. Vallez most liked to tell were from his days as a captain, ship tales of steering a boat down the Mississippi or leading a fishing trip to Cuba. Stories you maybe dont tell your daughter, Michelle says, until many years later. Shell always remember the beard story. Her family was sailing around in their Chinese junk when her father got a bad sunburn, so he grew a beard. People liked the way it looked, he liked that not everybody had a beard, so he kept it. He was an individualist. He always liked to do things a little different, says Michelle, leading into the story of a special corsage. He father was escorting her mother to a dance at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Maybe he couldnt find a corsage he liked, maybe he had a lastminute inspiration, but when Mr. Vallez picked up his date he gave her something one-of-a-kind: a corsage made from birds of paradise. That became a special flower for her, Michelle says of her mother, Robah. Michelle believes her father might have been a monk if it were not for her mother. He mentioned it once. He tended to withdraw. But he could not draw himself away from Robah. She was his model and his muse, his adoration of her evident in his brushstrokes. Mr. Vallez died Sept. 15 at age 87, following a stroke. He outlived his wife. They were married 59 years. When you saw him, you saw her, says Natalie Guess, a fellow Crayton Cove artist. They were very close. I was always impressed with the love they showed for each other. Ms. Guess classifies Mr. Vallez as an important artist in many respects, particularly integral to the growth of the arts in Naples. She remembers how every other day he would step in to the Guess-Fisher Gallery, a space Ms. Guess shares with her husband, sit down and chat. Well comment every once in a while how in the afternoon we feel like hes still walking in, sitting down, waiting to hear what we have to say, she says. Hes definitely a presence here, in Crayton Cove especially. Michelle remembers her father waking up every morning and going to work. As he got older, he left a little later in the mornings and quit a little earlier in the afternoons, gradually extending the length of his coffee breaks in between. To run a business on your own and stay true to your art wasnt always easy, she adds, so as much as she would pen her father a painter, she must say, He was really a model in perseverance. The ElfKaren ONeil loved the word sunshine. It was her favorite word. It described who she was as a person. It described her perspective on life. She turned everything sunny-side up. Thats just who she was, says her dear friend M.E. Parker. She gave off such a bright light. She also believed in giving back. Ms. Parker says her friend lived her life by the creed: When youre blessed with wonderful things in life, its your responsibility to give wonderful things back to the world in whatever way you can. For 12 years, Ms. ONeil volunteered at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, where she contributed to many educational events and fundraisers, including Magic Under the Mangroves. She was also a member of the Alligator Amblers, helping clear trails for the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Since her unexpected passing in early April, the park has planted a b utterfly ga rden in her name. Ms. ONeil brought an endearing disposition to the act of volunteering. As a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, she would dress up as an elf. She had this amazing smile with huge dimples, Ms. Parker says. She would ring the bell and whenever people would see her, they would laugh and be jolly. She was infusing everyone with the joy of the holiday season rather than, Hey, give me money for the bucket, which made everybody want to give her money for the bucket. Ms. Parker has one outstanding memory of another time when Ms. ONeil wore her elf suit. Standing on the side of U.S. 41, dressed as an elf, Ms. ONeil held a sign promoting a holiday art show. A code enforcement officer approached her and told her she would have to cross the Collier County line if she did not want a citation for holding a sign. Ms. ONeil looked at the officer and without missing a beat, she said, Youre going to bust an elf on Christmas? Retelling the story, Ms. Parker cant help but laugh and laugh and laugh. Pat ONeil, Karens older sister, totally understands. I laughed more with Karen than I did with anybody else in my whole life, Pat says. She loved to share her joy She really shined. Pat thinks of all her sisters homemade, glittered-up greeting cards. She thinks of how her sister loved to throw parties and make her guests play quirky relay games, running down the beach. She thinks of her sisters travels, trekking across Turkey, Ireland, Tanzania. Her sister loved the outdoors. She loved to kayak, loved to camp, loved to hike. She was healthy, a young 60 when she died, sometime between the days April 1-3. Doctors dont really know what happened, they just know her heart gave way. She was my sister, my friend, my confidant, Pat says. Many times, she was my backbone. Pat lives in Connecticut, the state where Karen was born. When Pat wants to feel closer to her sister, she flips through Karens journal of doodles, daydreams and meditations. She was always trying to give thanks for what she had, says Pat, searching for a particular page. Here it is, an entry that encapsulates her sister, one where Karen questions how she can bring her communion with nature to others, how she can help save open space, nature for people. As an affirmation to herself, one that Pat would like to hold and simultaneously pass along to others, Karen wrote, Let yourself shine. LIVESFrom page 9 t y COURTESY PHOTOJerry Vallez at The Naples Zoo, August 2012.
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Spook. Spy. Mechanic. Cloak-anddagger. Birdwatcher. MI6. KGB. These terms lurk in the dark corners of American vernacular and invoke cautious whimsy and whispers. They have tantalized and fascinated almost every one of us at some level. Intelligence and counterintelligence are subjects that by design and definition have remained veiled in mystery. Until now, that is. Michael Sulick, Ph.D., has produced a fascinating read that is certain to captivate and entertain. Through his skillful writing and firm grasp of history, he has granted us an insiders look at the importance of espionage in American history. Believe me, Spying in America is no dime-store spy novel. Its a must read for those who relish unvarnished tales of how America has dealt with those who traffic in national secrets. A 28-year veteran of the CIA, Mr. Sulick served as chief of counterintelligence from 2002-04 and as director of the National Clandestine Service from 2007-10, overseeing the agencys covert information collection operations and coordinating the espionage activities of the U.S. intelligence community. His book presents a revealing perspective on a career in clandestine services and sheds light on the indispensable craft of espionage. As a vital tool in our national war chest, it is a topic that we often dont want to talk about publically, yet without it we would not still be a free nation. Spying in America begs the question: Can you keep a secret? Well, can you? Mr. Sulick and I met earlier this year when he was kind enough to accept an invitation to speak at a function I was hosting. When I ventured to ask if he would join me again, he humbled me with his graciousness, agreeing to participate in Town Halls evening with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Feb. 9. Mssrs. Gates and Sulick served together during Secretary Gates tenure as director of central intelligence. Here are excerpts from my recent conversation with Mr. Sulick: Q: Espionage and intelligence collection have always been among the most indispensable assets in preserving our national defense. Our founding fathers understood this and employed spying as an integral component in the strategy to win American independence. What do you consider the most vital piece of intelligence in the American Revolution? A: The patriots intelligence success in the Revolutionary War was more the cumulative effect of the collection than one piece of vital information. But one piece that stands out was acquired by the mechanics, a group of artisans in Massachusetts led by silversmith Paul Revere who were basically Americas first intelligence service. They learned that the British planned to march on Concord to capture patriot gunpowder and kidnap two key revolutionary leaders, Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Reveres famous Midnight Ride was probably the first delivery of a threat warning by American intelligence to policymakers. He warned Mr. Adams and Mr. Hancock and, armed with the information, local militias assembled to repel the British in this first conflict of the war. Q: You spent many years in the former U.S.S.R. It is now widely understood that Russian spies infiltrated the United State at the highest levels in research, the military, business and even the White House. What was the most shocking revelation in terms of an infiltration during the Cold War? A: The Russians infiltrated the highest levels during the 1930s and s, when Americans were attracted to the lure of Soviet communism. During the Cold War, they didnt replicate these achievements at high levels, but they were very successful at infiltrating lower levels where spies had access to critical national security secrets. The most shocking revelation was the espionage of John Walker, a U.S. Navy warrant officer who sold secrets to the Soviets that enabled them to read top secret military communications and jeopardized the U.S. nuclear submarine fleet, then the most invulnerable leg of the countrys triad of land, sea and air-based missiles. If the U.S. had gone to war with the Soviets, they would have enjoyed an overwhelming advantage thanks to Mr. Walker. Q: Sen. Joseph McCarthy was considered (and is still considered by many) to be a reckless paranoid on a witch hunt. Metaphorically, he envisioned a communist behind every tree. His infamous hearings were highly publicized and in some cases ruined innocent lives and reputations. Was Sen. McCarthy a well-intentioned kook, or a courageous man in search of the truth? Will history ultimately be kinder to him, and are there legitimate lessons to be learned for our modern era? A: Sen. McCarthy passionately www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 TOWN HALL TALKA candid conversation about espionage and counterintelligenceCOURTESY PHOTOMichael Sulick rickBORMANrick@rickborman.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 NEWS A13 Confidence. Its one of the bene ts of age. You no longer worry about being cool which is exactly why you are. And with age and confidence come the benefits of knowing exactly what you expect, what you stand for and what you have to offer the world. The Arlington is being built for people like you. People who expect more and do more. Because thats who you are. Be In The Know. Schedule your personal appointment today: (239) 206-2646. 12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501 Naples, FL 34113 (866) 986-9690 www.ArlingtonNaples.org The Arlington Information Center and Model Mon., Fri. 8:30-5 | Tues.-Thurs. 8:30-7 | Sat. 9-4 | Sun. 12-4 | Or by appointment The Arlington of Naples welcomes people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. A Lutheran Life Community Serving seniors and their families for more than a century. Lutheran Life Communities: Empowering vibrant, grace-filled living across all generations. Cool.Live Retirement believed that communist spies were lurking throughout the U.S. national security apparatus, but his allegations were not based on factual evidence required in espionage prosecutions today. His crusade is only one of a number of similar abuses of citizens rights in U.S. history among the others are the detention of innocent citizens by the Union security chief Lafayette Baker in the Civil War, Attorney General Mitchell Palmers Red Raids in 1920, and J. Edgar Hoovers Counterintelligence Program that searched for foreign spies and saboteurs in the civil rights and peace movements of the s. None of these ever surfaced a major spy. The lesson is that the country needs agencies like the FBI and CIA using the full array of investigative and intelligence gathering tools at their disposal to acquire concrete evidence of espionage that leads to prosecution. Q: In a conversation with you earlier this year, you referred to the New American Face of Terrorism. Many Americans take comfort in the elimination of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al Awlaki. The fact that no major attack has been successfully perpetrated since 9/11 might lead us to a false sense of victory and unintended complacency. Has the threat actually been neutralized? Would you please describe the nature, danger and implications of this new breed of homegrown Jihadist? A: The U.S. has significantly degraded the core of Al Qaeda by removing a large number of its key leaders from the playing field. Al Qaedas terrorist philosophy, however, has attracted followers around the globe, and terrorist attacks are more likely now to be inspired rather than directed by Al Qaeda central. The increasing number of Westerners, including Americans, who can blend easily into society and the dispersed nature of the threat complicate the efforts of law enforcement and intelligence to find and neutralize terrorists and argue against complacency. Rick Borman is president and host of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series. Look for Town Hall Talk in Florida Weekly again on Jan. 10, when Mr. Borman interviews Bret Baier, special report anchor for Fox News. The 2013 Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series Deep-sea archaeologist and explorer Robert Ballard Tuesday, Jan. 8 Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Saturday, Feb. 9 University of Florida graduate and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow Saturday, March 9 Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum Friday, March 22 Town Hall evenings take place at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. For information about single tickets or subscribing to the series, visit www. naplestownhall.org.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 NEWS A15 THIS WEEKEND ONLY!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%SAVEUP TOOFF MSRP*ENTIRE STORE ON SALE!NEW YEARS SALE The numbers all added up for Royal Palm Academy students who took part in a statewide math competition before Christmas vacation. More than 1,500 high school and middle school students battled it out in several categories in hopes of winning four-year scholarships to FGCU. RPAs 13-year-old Dominik Korunda took first place in the Algebra 1 category and won the top prize. RPAs Algebra 1 team won out over 35 teams to take home the top team prize. In addition to Dominik, the academys Algebra 1 team consisted of Katie Saluan, Max Kirk and Jake Kastroll. Jake and Katie also won individual trophies, as did their RPA peers Spencer Gauta and Ashley OMalley. Shown at left are the Algebra 1 team members proudly displaying their medals: Max Kirk, Katie Saluan, Dominik Korunda and Jake Kastroll. At right, Jake, Max, Katie and Dominik celebrate with their math coach and teacher, Lisa Gorda.COURTESY PHOTOS
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 Tours of Rookery Bay Reserve Half-day Naturalist-led ToursKayaking Small Boat Excursions(Barrier island walks, Sunset tours, Cultural history of the area)Pre-registration required at: rookerybay.org or 239-417-6310 x401 Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center 300 Tower Road, Naples Holidays on the avenueFrom Sugden Plaza to the street lamps, trees and window displays, everything is decorated for the holidays on Fifth Avenue South. Winners of the annual holiday decorating contest are as follows: Most Creative: Pucci & Catana Luxury Pet Boutique Most Unique: Best of Everything Most Classic: Bella Maria Caf Most Traditional: Vergina Best in Show: Wind in the Willows (shown at right in middle) The awards were announced during the 17th annual TUBA Christmas concert in the plaza. In addition to the above, musicians Sarah Martyniak and Adam Preston won first and second place, respectively, for Best Dressed Tuba. For information about holiday happenings on Fifth Avenue South, visit www.FifthAvenueSouth.com. COURTESY PHOTOS FREE WITH A$50 Grocery OrderChateau Saint Michelle Chardonnay 750 ml.While supplies last. Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 01/03/13 20% OFF Retail Price. All Imported from ItalyAssorted Brands and Cuts of PastaWhile supplies last. Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 01/03/13 Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 NEWS A19 Randy is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in nine of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. His Mind is Our Concern. DavidLawrenceCenter.org NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434After landing a corporate job programming in his 20s, Randy quickly became successful and bored. He began partying recklessly and got hooked i mmediately on cocaine. His family intervened and got him into the rst of many treatment programs. For the next 20 years, Randy cycled through stunning professional successes in software company and real estate sales and life-threatening drug use that brought him to the brink of suicide. When he discovered a passion for acting, he was inspired to nally get clean and was admitted to the Crossroads residential treatment program. For him, the transformation was a life-changing miracle. Now living one day at a time towards his dream, Randy has become the person he has always wanted to be. WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEARS EVE? Fireworks at the Naples Pier Beginning around 7:30 p.m. Free. Third Street South 434-6533; www.thirdstreetsouth.com Party atmosphere all along Third Street South. Free. Sugden Plaza, Fifth Avenue South Live entertainment every evening. Free. Dec. 28: Radio Flyer, 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 29: The Derek Trenholm Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 30: The Steve Farst Trio, 7-10 p.m. Dec. 31: Jerry Pellegrino, 8 p.m.-midnight Philharmonic Center for the Arts 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. 597-1900; www.thephil.org Ring in the New Year beginning at 9 p.m. with The Gershwin Concert Experience. Concert only tickets start at $79; concert plus reception tickets are from $115. Big Ball at the Mall Gulf Coast Town Center 267-0783; www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com Main Street at the mall will be closed off at 8 p.m. to make way for a New Years Eve party under the stars. Fun on Fort Myers Beach Street performers, vendors and live bands will fill Times Square on Fort Myers Beach throughout the day and into the night. Fireworks will launch from the pier after sunset. The Fort Myers River District www.fortmyersdowntowncountdown.com Starting at 6 p.m., the celebration includes 11 acts on five stages set up between Edwards Drive and Main Street, food vendors, a craft beer garden and a Kids Zone sponsored by the Florida Everblades. The ball will drop at midnight and fireworks will blaze over the new river basin. Admission is free, but there are preferred viewing tickets for $10 and $15; VIP tickets starting at $99 per person include special access, food and a champagne toast at midnight. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Downtown Fort Myers www.sbdac.com The center and the Fort Myers Film Festival host a performance by Jazzlyn Little of X-Factor fame. General admission tickets are $15; VIP tickets for $60 include champagne and treats from Twisted Vine Bistro. The Southwest Florida Symphony Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers 418-1500 Beginning at 7 p.m., the Vince Evans Quartet will provide music before, during and following dinner. The symphony pops concert begins at 9 p.m. Full packages with the dinner, dancing and concert are $125 per person. Tickets for just the concert are $40.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 support a medical nutrition program that saves the lives of more than 5,000 severly malnourished children each year. Newmans Own Foundation is concentrating its efforts on nutrition education for children and families; child nutrition with a focus on feeding hungry children and/or reducing childhood obesity and ensuring fresh food access for underserved communities. Its exciting for us to see such creative thinking and solution-based approaches to the challenges around nutrition issues, says Lisa Walker, managing director of the foundation. This funding initiative is intended to further the innovative work that our grantees are already doing on the ground to help increase access to, and awareness of, nutritious food. Mr. Newman established the foundation in 2005 as a means of continuing his pledge to donate to charity all net profits and royalties from the sale of products from Newmans Own Inc. Since the food companys founding in 1982, Mr. Newman and the foundation have donated more than $350 million to thousands of charities worldwide.About Hope for HaitiFor more than 20 years, Hope for Haiti has been committed to serving the Haitian people and helping them create sustainable communities. Founded by Naples resident JoAnne Kuehner, grandmother of the current president and CEO, the organization supports 40 schools with a total of 10,000 students and 400 teachers. In 2010-11, Hope for Haiti distributed more than $10 million worth of medications and supplies to more than 60 healthcare and education sites in the south of Haiti. Volunteers in Naples donated 4,200 hours to Hope for Haiti efforts in 2011-12. Among the organizations accomplishments over the past year: Organized a book share fund to 33 schools to replace 30 percent of the 27,500 textbooks and notebooks that Hope for Haiti distributed in 2010. Funded the construction of two threeclassroom blocks in rural communities. Trained 137 teachers in lesson planning and French/Math instruction in 26 schools. Distributed 17,000 vitamin A doses, 504,000 childrens multivitamins, 271,000 tablets of albendazole (de-worming medication), 343,000 pre-natal vitamins and 114,180 Heinz micronutrient powder supplements to malnourished children. Provided boots, training, birthing kits and support for 80 midwives who birthed 449 babies. Supported the salaries of two doctors and a laboratory technician in areas hardhit by cholera. Provided primary care to 8,400 patients and dental care to more than 1,500 at the Hope for Haiti infirmary. Taught 800 hours of public health education lessons to 2,400 students and 141 teachers in 12 schools. Organized 32 public health meetings that reached more than 1,150 people. Graduated first class of community health workers to become Hope for Haiti certified health promoters. Purified 55,470 gallons of potable water from Hope for Haitis 12 solarpowered UV purification systems. Surveyed 366 houses using the Progress out of Poverty Index. Cultivated more than 27,000 seedlings to reforest the mountainsides and provide nourishment and income to community members. Taught the basics of agroforestry to 300 students in rural schools. Piloted a school lunch program using locally produced food. Hope for Haiti partners with other organizations among them the International Red Cross, United Nations, Doctors Without Borders, AmeriCares, Vitamin Angels and the International Organization for Migration whenever possible to further leverage each dollar raised. For more information, follow Hope for Haiti on Twitter at @HopeforHaitiFL or visit www.hopeforhaiti.com. HAITIFrom page 1Its exciting for us to see such creative thinking and solution-based approaches to the challenges around nutrition issues. 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The Children of Southwest FloridaThank You, Mr. Golisano! B. Thomas Golisano Steps Forward as Generous BenefactorA resident of Naples and noted philanthropist, B. Thomas Golisano is the generous benefactor who pledged to match dollar-for-dollar all childrens hospital capital campaign contributions up to $20 million. Because of his commitment and generosity, the hospital has been renamed in his honor as Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Mr. Golisano is committed to philanthropy. In addition to his pledge to the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, his generous gifts include the Golisano Childrens Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.; Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.; the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples and the Tom Golisano Field House at Ave Maria University.Thank you, Mr. Golisano, not only for your generosity, but also for your trust in our vision and our talented, caring team. JOIN MR. GOLISANO AND GIVE TODAY.All gifts to the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida are matched by Mr. Golisano and support the construction of a new, state-of-the-art, 128-bed comprehensive pediatric health care facilityAmericas Newest Childrens Hospital. To make a gift or learn more about giving opportunities available, contact the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 239-343-6950 or visit www.ChildrensHospitalGoal.org. B. Thomas Golisano
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS STEPHEN WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY DAS volunteer Robert MacKenzie with Jangleswww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2012 K K LY DAS volunteer Robert M acKenzie with Jangle s 1 2 4 5 3 8 7 6 9 1 Lexie Hathatway and Jangles 2 Dog trainer Ann Harcsa with Romeo 3 Collier County Domestic Animal Services volunteer Jack Graser with Rocco 4. Sydney Bruhn and Wayne Dammert with canines Libby and Katie 5. Collier Community Cat Coalitions adoptables 6. DAS volunteer Marjorie Bloom with Molly Love Bug 7. Katie, from Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida 8. Dennis Guyitt with rescued golden retriever Wiley 9. Violet and Pearl Johnson bonding with kittens from the Collier County Cat Coalition Dozens of cats and dogs from several local rescue organizations found homes not just for the holidays, but forever when the Shoppes at Vanderbilt hosted a pet adoption event the Saturday before Christmas.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 A23 Fun and education for kids, adults on the calendar at Rookery BayThe Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center has special activities for young visitors during the holiday break from school. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5, kids can have fun making marine mammal puppets, fish prints, cabbage palm reindeers and more. A daily coloring contest takes place, too, with winners selected in two age groups: 6 and younger and 7-12 years. Childrens activities are free with regular admission. Coming up at the center early in the New Year: Photographer Josh Manring will discuss Captivated: Images of Our Wild Gulf Coast as part of the centers Lunch & Learn series beginning at noon Wednesday, Jan. 2. The presentation reveals a raw and intimate depiction of Southwest Floridas dynamic natural landscapes and wildlife highlighting Collier County. Lunch and dessert provided by Carrabbas and Costco. Lunch & Learn lectures are free for members of Friends of Rookery Bay and $8 for non-members. The centers Amazing Adventures series continues with Faunal Surveys in Southern Vietnam, a presentation by Paul Moler beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Mr. Moler worked for 28 years as a research herpetologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Since 2000, he has made frequent visits to Vietnam and southern Africa to assist with surveys of reptiles, amphibians and bats. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for light refreshments, and the presentation takes place from 6-7 p.m. Admission is $5 for members, $8 for the general public. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is at 300 Tower Road, off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Reservations are strongly recommended for Lunch & Learn and Amazing Adventures programs. Call 417-6310, ext. 401, or visit www.rookerybay.org. Collier Spay Neuter Clinic always welcomes donations The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, which spayed or neutered more than 3,500 pets in 2012. Of those procedures, 182 were provided either free or at a substantial discount. The clinic reports that euthanasia at Collier County Domestic Animal Services is at a six-year low and cat intake is down 14 percent, largely due to community-wide spay/neuter efforts. CSNC is closed for. the holidays and will reopen for low-cost pet sterilization surgeries and other services on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Donations of muchneeded pet supplies and general office and cleaning supplies are always welcome and can be dropped off during business hours. Among the things most needed are: Pet supplies: Unopened cat and kitten food; Kuranda dog beds in all sizes; plastic pet carriers in all sizes. Office supplies: Pink and blue index cards; Post-It notes; scissors; Sharpies; postage stamps; copy paper; rolling storage carts. A hand truck is also needed. Cleaning supplies: Laundry detergent and fabric softener (HE only); plastic spray bottles; masking tape; Lysol spray, Pine Sol and glass glass cleaner; mops with head replacements.The clinic is at 2544 Northbrooke Plaze Drive in North Naples, across from Target near the intersection of Immokalee Road and I-75. For more information, call 514-7647, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.collierspayneuter.org. Josh Manring will present the Jan. 2 Lunch & Learn lecture.COURTESY PHOTOPaul Moler will be the guest speaker for the Amazing Adventures program Jan. 11. a nd for p lies tic spray b ott l es; mas ki spray, Pine Sol and glas s m i N Got Download? The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Its FREE! Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 A25 Help Save a Childs Life This Holiday Season We are honored to introduce Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida.Your gift of hope will be matched dollar for dollar and will help provide lifesaving care and healing for thousands of local children.To learn more about how you can help save a childs life through this amazing new medical facility, please call239-343-6950 or visit ChildrensHospitalGoal.org The Naples Garden Club welcomes landscape designer, master gardener and author Susan Morrison as guest speaker at the clubs next meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Moorings Presbyterian Church.Ms. Morrison is the author of Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces. Her designs have been featured in publications, including Horticulture and Cottages and Bungalows magazines. She has appeared on the PBS series Growing a Greener World and writes on the topic for Fine Gardening magazine.Ms. Morrison knows first hand the challenges and rewards of gardening in a small space. Her 18-by-50-foot backyard in the East Bay area of San Francisco is a laboratory for fresh ideas, a test garden for new plants and more importantly, the most popular room in her home on a summer evening. Signed copies of Garden Up! will be available for purchase at the meeting. Excelsa Gardens will offer tropical plants selected by Ms. Morrison as suitable for Southwest Florida gardening spaces. Attendance is free for Naples Garden Club members and $20 for others. Registration is required at and can be completed at www.naplesgardenclub.org The new Naples Social Player Club meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Pub in Mercato. Founder Julie DeBartolo says members will team up for a scavenger hunt-type of game. For reservations, call Ms. DiBartolo and 2002203 or e-mail Juladi@gmail.com. For information about the club, visit www. naplesplayers.wordpress.com. The Southwest Florida chapter of the American Airlines Kiwi Club is a social and charitable organization of present and former flight attendants of American Airlines, TWA and other airlines acquired by or merged with American Airlines. The chapter supports Pace Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee and the Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition. New members are always welcome.The groups next luncheon meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at a members home in Naples. For more information, e-mail Eileen Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Personal Computer Business Users Group, PCBUG, will hear from Keith Dameron of IberiaBank on Marco Island at its next meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. Mr. Dameron will discuss some of the most common scams being perpetrated in the local market. Guests are welcome. For more information, visit www.pcbug.org. The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples hosts a benefit for literacy from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Naples Womans Club, 570 Park St. Joann Siegrist, professor of puppetry at West Virginia University, will perform with her puppets Rex & Rita Saurus, who performed for First Lady Barbara Bush as part of the ABC ReadAmerica series. Tickets are $50 per person, with proceeds going to First Book-Collier County and the Pi Beta Phi Literacy Fund. First Book gives more than 55,000 new, ageappropriate books to needy children in pre-K through second grade in Collier County; typically, about 6,500 children receive a book a month through the school year. For ticket or more information, call 947-5571 or e-mail piphitickets@yahoo. com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 HEALTHY LIVING TO YOUR HEALTHFree seminar focuses on macular degenerationRetina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness host the 10th annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. Two identical sessions are planned from 9 a.m. to noon and -5 p.m. Retina specialist Dr. Dean Eliott from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary will share groundbreaking research on the use of stem cell transplantation for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. This work is being done in collaboration with Advanced Cell Technologies, which has developed a stem cell line designed to restore the function of the retina and improve vision in individuals affected with AMD. ACT is the only company in the United States conducting FDA-monitored trials of stem cell implantation. In addition to Dr. Eliotts presentation, Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center will provide an overview of macular degeneration and an update on a new injection device to improve the safety and comfort of patients undergoing eye injections. Attendees will also hear from Dr. Timothy Schoen of The Foundation Fighting Blindness with a global perspective on retinal degenerative disease research. Admission to the symposium is free, but seating is limited. To register, call (800) 586-6765 or visit www.fightblindness.org/bonitaseminar.Hazelden hosts free recovery lecturesInspiration to Strengthen Recovery, a series of free programs presented by Hazelden in Naples, continues from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at First United Methodist Church, 388 First Ave. S. Guest speaker Karen Casey, Ph.D., will discuss The Blessings of a Thorough 11th Step. The 11th step in the recovery process involves seeking, praying or meditating to create a better contact with God. Ms Casey has more than 35 years of experience with AA and Al-Anon. Her first book, Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women, was published in 1982. The Promise of a New Day followed the next year, and she has written 24 additional titles since then. The focus of Ms. Caseys recent works has been how to live in relationships more peacefully. The Hazelden series continues with: Now What? For the Whole Family from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, by William Cope Moyers, vice president of public affairs and community relations for Hazelden. Transitions: Coping with Change from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, 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. Be nice: Sometimes making a difference is as simple as thatThe essential mission of NCH and its 4,000 caregivers is to help our neighbors live longer, happier and healthier lives. In plain English, our mantra boils down to two simple words: Be nice. In this holiday season, with recent events reminding us how precious and fleeting life is, it becomes more important than ever for each of us to do just that. We all know the difference it makes in our own lives when someone takes the time to show us compassion. Our patients regularly report in their comments on our surveys that they sincerely appreciate the care and compassion they so often experience. The inescapable point is that folks really notice when were being nice, and this attitude impacts the way they rate their experiences at our facilities. Paul Clark, our patient experience expert, shares the following Facebook interaction with a patient whose experience in the Emergency Room started poorly, but subsequently turned into a very positive one: I just wanted to send a big thank you for responding so quickly and for the compassion and attentiveness provided by Paul Clarke. Unfortunately, I had to return to your ER on Tuesday and the experience was completely different. Everyone from the initial reception attendant to the triage nurse to my assigned RN and especially the (different) doctor were all polite, attentive and clear about my conditions. The experience was incredible in general, and especially in comparison to my previous experience received last week. And, kudos to your web group for nearly immediate response. I can honestly say that the quick response to my complaint and the amazing care I received this week vs. last week have changed my mind about your facility and staff. Thank you again and happy holidays. As this incident shows, we have made tremendous progress on our journey to delivering compassionate care, but we arent there yet. We have room to improve in order to fulfill our vision of becoming a world-class provider of excellence in health care. By simply focusing on being nice, we can make a big difference and help to ensure our ability to survive and thrive amidst the massive changes that are coming in health care. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. allenWEISSallen.email@example.com UF researchers: Understanding pancreas size could help unlock cause of Type 1 diabetes SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe University of FloridaPeople at risk for Type 1 diabetes might have fewer insulin-producing beta cells than people not at risk, a finding that could help researchers shed light on what causes the disease, a new University of Florida study shows. Published in the Dec. 12 Journal of the American Medical Association, the study revealed that people at risk for Type 1 diabetes had smaller pancreases than people who were not at risk. This is the first time this has been noted, says Martha Campbell-Thompson, a professor in the UF College of Medicine department of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine. We still dont know what causes Type 1 diabetes, but if people have fewer beta cells to begin with, other confounding factors such as a virus or genetics could help push them over into having clinical diabetes. There are a lot of possibilities. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the bodys immune system begins attacking its own beta cells in the pancreas, which are responsible for producing insulin the body needs to convert sugar into energy. The beta cells stop producing insulin, often beginning in childhood. Because of this, patients must take insulin for the rest of their lives. This differs from the more common Type 2 diabetes, which often can be prevented and treated through lifestyle changes, such as improved diet and increased exercise. Although genetics plays a big role, researchers still dont know what triggers this autoimmune attack, and after it begins, there is no going back, says Dr. Campbell-Thompson, director of the pathology core for the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes, or nPOD, a human pancreas biorepository housed within the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence. In the current study, Dr. CampbellThompson and colleagues at the City of Hope National Medical Center examined 164 pancreases from adult organ donors, including those with auto-antibodies linked to an increased risk for Type 1 diabetes. After examining the organs and comparing them with control samples, the researchers discovered that the people at risk for Type 1 diabetes had pancreases roughly three-fourths the size of those of patients not at risk for the disease. In addition, patients already diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes had pancreases about half the size of control samples, Dr. Campbell-Thompson says.Had they not become organ donors, these people might have eventually developed Type 1 diabetes, so we were trying to carefully characterize their pancreases and their insulin-producing cells to see what was going on, she says, adding, A simple part of that was just weighing the pancreas when we got it.As we got more and more of these donors, a trend started showing up that these pancreases weighed less. They weighed lower than normal controls. The ultimate goal of the research, and nPOD, which provides pancreas samples to researchers across the country, is to first understand how the pancreas works and then uncover new and better ways to not only treat Type 1 diabetes, but also to prevent it. Thanks to nPODs valuable and rapidly growing collection of pancreas samples and other tissues, its team of researchers was able to examine, for the first time, the pancreas weight of those at risk for developing Type 1 diabetes, says Teodora Staeva, program director for immune therapies at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading foundation focused on advancing Type 1 diabetes research, which funded the study. The findings raise significant questions about the development and progression of Type 1 diabetes. Obtaining and analyzing human pancreas samples has proved crucial for researchers because mouse models used to uncover new treatments for Type 1 diabetes are no longer considered good examples of the disease in humans. There are major differences between human Type 1 diabetes and the animal models, Dr. Campbell-Thompson says. Its really changing some of our ideas about when this autoimmune attack might occur, and we still dont know all the players. The researchers now hope to take the study a step further by using noninvasive methods such as magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, to gauge pancreas size in live patients. This could really change some of the ideas we have about Type 1 diabetes, Dr. Campbell-Thompson says. By understanding how it develops, we can think of new ways to treat it. Campbell-Thompson
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 NEWS A27 TO YOUR HEALTH Classes, programs for Parkinsons patients, caregiversThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. offers a variety of program and services for Parkinsons disease patients and their families and caregivers, including: 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 tool 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. The fifth annual PASFI Fabulous Fashion Show & Luncheon takes place Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Fashions will be provided by Petunias of Naples and Drapers and Damons. Tickets are $75 per person. 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 4173465 or e-mail Ruth Hubing, executive director, at 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. To 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. Mr. 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. AVOW experts offer free grief counselingAvow Hospice grief counselors hold a pet grief support group from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting is Jan. 21. Meetings are held in the Ispiri community center at Avow headquarters on Whipporwill Lane. Attendance is free, but reservations are requested. Call 261-4404. 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. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. www.gulfviewdentistry.com Call 239-300-9693 to set an appointment for your Free Consultation! NOT JUST FOR KIDS! New BRACES technology now available in NaplesAvailable for $3,995 or less!Visit Fastbraces.com for additional informationHalf the Time! Half the Visits! Half the Discomfort!Almost Half the Price!!!Fast Braces treatment often completed in 3-12 months! CREATING SMILES FAST, SAFE, AND AFFORDABLE!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 NEWS A29 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 First Baptist Academy middle school string and band students performed a holiday concert for 3and 4-year-olds in the academy preschool, with the older students taking time afterward to explain their instruments to the curious younger ones. The First Baptist Academy Middle School Orchestra. Two boys learn a bit about the violin from musician Jenna Wilson. Preschooler Jack Taylor loved learning about the violin from Kaleigh Callis.First Baptist Academy students exchange the gift of music Julie Beam points to her sheet music while preschoolers inspect her cello. Hilary Doria, left, wanted to know all about Jessica Mastrangelos cello.
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This genetic coding doesnt disappear just because he lives a royal lifestyle in your home and has his meals delivered on the feline equivalent of a silver platter. When a cats need to hunt isnt fulfilled with live action, he turns to the next best thing: feet moving beneath the covers, hands dangling at an owners side, arms, legs, you name it. Instead of letting a kitten believe your body parts are fair game, provide him with toys that will satisfy his urge to hunt as well as save your skin. Its all too easy to accidentally encourage kittens to bite or scratch in play, but this type of aggressive behavior can turn into a big, painful problem as the kitten gets bigger. Never arm wrestle with a young cat, and keep some distance between you through play with toys that dont involve direct contact with the kitten. When kitten teeth or claws touch human skin, screech loudly and immediately walk away. Kittens learn fast that playing rough ends the game, especially when there are other things to play with. Cats like toys they can stalk, chase, pounce on and bite. Turn your home into an indoor hunting ground with perches for watching the outdoor world go by (such as a window-box bird feeder), scratching posts for paw marking and nail maintenance, cat trees for climbing, resting and observing, and an ever-changing assortment of toys, toys, toys. Puzzle toys are particularly good for giving your cat an outlet for his hunting instincts and ensuring that he keeps his sleek, sinewy physique. Wands with feathers or other dangly bits and wind-up or battery-operated toys that move on their own excite a cats chase instinct. Balls inside a track let him paw for prey, just as if he were exploring a mouse hole. The fast, erratic motion of laser pointers and flashlights increase a cats ability to think and move quickly. (Direct the beam up and down the stairs to give him a real workout.) And dont forget the classic catnip-filled mice for rolling and rabbit-kicking under the influence. To keep your cat interested in his toys, change them out every few days. If he sees the same ones over and over again, hell get bored and look for something new to play with. Cats being who they are, it will probably be something expensive or fragile that you dont want him to treat as a toy. Those laser pointers, flashlights and wand toys have especially high value to cats because they are just so darn much fun. Bring them out less often than other toys, and limit the amount of time your cat is allowed to play with them. For some cats these toys are addictive, and they will stand in front of the closet where the laser or wand is stored and yowl plaintively until they are brought out. Remember, if you give in even once, you have just taught your cat exactly how to manipulate you. To help soften your cats Keeping kittens and cats busy with toys will help them learn not to play rough with family members. To adopt or foster a pet This 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. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. Pets of the Week>>Al is an awesome 3-month-old little guy whos full of energy, fun to play with, purrs to your touch and likes to be petted. >>Cali is a beautiful 1-year-old calico whos soft and silky and has a sweet personality. Friendly and affectionate, she loves to be picked up and petted. >>Mimi is a 10-monthold smooth fox terrier mix whos good on her leash, quiet and well behaved. She likes people, cats and other dogs. >>Scooby is an alert and friendly 1-year-old Australian terrier mix who weighs about 16 pounds. disappointment when these favorite toys go up, reward him with a treat afterward or give him another favorite toy, like a catnip mouse. The word toy just doesnt seem to cover how important these items are to our pets, especially an indoor cat. Indulge your pet with the gift of play, and youll both be happier for it.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 NEWS A31 or visit us at www.NaplesTownHall.orgSUBSCRIBE NOW BY CALLING 239-659-6524 NAPLESTOWNHALLYEARSEXPERIENCE HISTORYwith the Nations #1 Speaker SeriesRICK SANTORUM BOB BALLARDROBERT GATESTIM TEBOWJanuary 8, 2013The Worlds Greatest ExplorerFebruary 9, 2013Secretary of Defense Under Two PresidentsMarch 9, 2013Witness Sports History in the MakingMarch 22, 2013The Muslim BrotherhoodExperience Naples Town Halls 30th Anniversary Season at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. MUSINGSPerfect When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, to re open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow gave the luster of mid-day to objects below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer. Clement Clarke Moore/ Henry Livingston, The Night Before Christmas Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? Matthew 7: 9 Knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean: If a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty ... The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the worlds problem ... If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. Mahatma Gandhi This is the way I heard it: Someone was saying that she had never met a perfect person. But in my experience, I have never met anyone who wasnt absolutely perfect. Now that doesnt mean that everyone pleases me or fits me or understands me. Or that anyone does any of this in any moment. But all that is clearly essentially irrelevant. Imagine: Here I am in a cheap motel room. The kind where your feet kind of stick to the floor in the morning. But I am just passing through, you see. And in the night a scuffling in the hallway, outside, breaks into the paradigm of my dreaming world. And I run to the scratched peep hole, screwed into the flimsy door to bequeath an illusion of safety. And I look. The hallway doesnt emerge with this look, but merely the darkness. But in that darkness the fear of the not knowing twists and turns and morphs into story after story. Why not just open the door? The possibility of opening is our perfection, moment after moment. But there are show stoppers. Life enders. There are weapons of mass destruction available in the look. And in the pawn shop. And in the stories we tell about all of it. And in the slaughtered children who never have the chance to wake up. Because it is a perfect world, we must guard this treasure. Not by hoarding, but by giving it away, over and over again. And by allowing others to give it, too. If you knew that you could be the mirror that reflects the perfection of all this and that, to what lengths would you go to become such a reflector? Would you hold back anything? Would your heartpour out like a fountain, good to the last drop? I have heard it said that we can do this. That we can know the perfection that hides in the stories we tell of murder and rape and ignorance and walls that separate us into little islands of fear. Look: Lets get real. Can such a mirror stand up to the blow of an assault rifle? Be the change you want to see in the world. After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nations largest gun rights lobby emerged: The National Rifle Association of America is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters, and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown, the organization said in a statement. The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. In all, the NRA spent at least $24 million this election cycle $16.8 million through its political action committee and nearly $7.5 million through its affiliated Institute for Legislative Action. NRA promises to prevent school shootings, 12/19/12, Philip Elliott, AP Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. Rx firstname.lastname@example.org
INSIDE Ho! Ho! Ho!The Hilton hosts the chambers holiday party. B7 House HuntingLive like an Italian in a lakefront villa at Talis Park. B9 On the MoveWhos going where and doing what on the local business front. B4 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF DEC. 27-JAN. 2, 2013 Don Corders new business idea offers little to do with profit. The owner of Coastal Landscape Supply of Bonita would like to see businesses compete during the holiday season to help the Salvation Army and other charities. A few weeks ago Mr. Corder, certainly no Ebenezer Scrooge, came up with a way to help those in need. A last-minute thing, Mr. Corder says. His idea was to donate bicycles and scooters to children who needed Christmas cheer. He wasnt sure initially what agency or organization to contact, but then thought of the Salvation Army. He also contacted his customers by inserting fliers into their bills asking them to donate $50 and telling them that Coastal Landscape Supply would match every gift with a bicycle or scooter. Customers and the company combined to donate 96 bikes and 66 scooters. Now, Mr. Corder hopes other businesses will try to outdo Coastal Landscape in the future. Maybe we will turn it into a competition, he says. That would be fine with Sgt. Ken Fagan of the Salvation Army. We couldnt do it without partners like Coastal Landscape Supply, Sgt. Fagan says. Although the economy has perked up in recent years, there are still plenty of people in need, according to Sgt. Fagan and others with the Salvation Army. Chris Nind, director of development and community relations with the Salvation Army of Naples, says red kettle donations are down this year in Collier County. In 2011, the Salvation Army raised a record $350,000 in Collier County kettles. Filling the kettlesCOURTESY PHOTO Local businesses push to help those in needBY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE KETTLES, B5 If getting the word out about Dons success this year will inspire another business to do something for the less fortunate, then I want to shout it from the rooftops! Sgt. Ken Fagan of the Salvation Army Aria 1402 at Park Shore Beach Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $4.77 Million Web # N211511478 Lucarno at Mediterra Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $1.499 Million Web # N212015750
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 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 The college conundrumA college education was once deemed a necessity for career success. With costs skyrocketing and a very changed landscape for post college employment, a college education has become a topic of great debate at the kitchen table. It seems that before parents spend $100,000 or before a student incurs a similar amount in college student loans, the metrics of what the student will gain from the college investment are being weighed in the balance. Only a decade ago, a college education would get you ahead and it was clearly worth the significant cost. The getting ahead meant getting a job and getting a relatively higher pay than those without a degree. As of 2008, People with a bachelors degree earned $22,000 more, on average, than people with only a high school diploma, according to The College Board. There is still an income premium earned by college grads but the problem is that the premium has declined after the 2008 Great Recession and, worse news, scant few of the college grads are getting employed or getting full-time employment. About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelors degree-holders under the age of 25 last year (2011) were jobless or underemployed, the highest share in at least 11 years. Half of that 1.5 million who languished in the job market, were underemployed. (The Atlantic, April 23, 2012, percent of college grads are jobless or underemployed how?) Given those dismal employment prospects, the cost of investing in a college education is center stage. What are those costs? Well, there are the published costs, the true costs and the costs applicable to each student, and you can drive a truck through them. There are also the costs of private versus public universities and instate versus out-of-state. Again, get out the truck. The College Board reports the following average, annual, tuition-only costs: for a private four-year college (where in-state or out-of-state mostly does not matter), the cost is $28,500 and, for a four-year public university for out-of-state students, the cost is $20,700. No wonder in-state students flock to their states public university, where the average annual cost is only $8,240! However, the cost debate extends to what are the true, average annual costs of college, as many students actually pay much less than the published tuition prices. (The) net price for a college is the full cost of attendance minus your gift aid. Gift aid includes grants and scholarships but not loans or money earned through a work-study job. (The College Board) So, depending upon the students personal and parental income and other circumstances, there really is price discrimination. Are the published numbers akin to a car stickers retail price ... a price that no one ever pays? Not really, as the parents of the wealthy (i.e., those whose incomes are deemed so substantial that their child does not qualify for aid) are paying full price and that is often to the tune of $35,000 to $55,000 per year in tuition. In essence, the full-price payers are subsidizing part of the cost for the other students. But even if middle-income (and clearly low-income) students are paying less than full fare, they are still paying a heck of a lot more than 30 years ago. Published tuition and fees at colleges have risen three times faster than the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation since 1978, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To this end, even if students are paying less than full published fare, the dollar amount that they pay is likely close to three times what was paid in 1978. The complexity of figuring true cost becomes further compounded when considering that only 56 percent of four year college program students will graduate in four years; the others take less-efficient paths that most likely are much more costly. (Pathways to Prosperity, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2011.) Costs will continue to rise, especially at private institutions but also at public universities, as there is no reason to believe that there will be a reversal of a deeply entrenched 30-year trend. The job search for recent college grads younger than 25 will remain daunting. Globalization will continue to take more U.S. professional jobs overseas, even jobs that years ago most would have never fathomed would depart our shores: engineers, economists, chemists, marketing executives, bankers, etc. The U.S. might likely continue in sub par recovery growth rates in U.S. GDP inferring fewer new jobs created. There will be a continued emphasis on tech skills for all college graduates, even those who graduate in the humanities. Entry positions are requiring Excel database knowledge, networking configurations, a high words-per-minute keyboard entry, programming, etc. It will become increasingly commonplace for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, combined with a high level of tech skills, to drop out of college to pursue their start-up dreams, snubbing group think and embracing the high-risk start up at a very young age. Websites such as Coursera, Venture Lab, Udacity and Academic Earth will abound and further that out-of-the-college-box thinking. Some websites, such as Uncollege, will be dedicated to the social movement designed to help you hack your education. This manifesto will show you how to gain the passion, hustle, and contrarianism requisite for success all without setting foot inside a classroom. It will offer alternative ways to develop skills and some technical certifications will increasingly be an attractive economic option for those seeking a stronger cost/value proposition. Bottom line: The investment argument for the college degree, though still intact, is becoming less compelling. It certainly becomes worthy of meaningful parental and college applicant discussion. Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. She can be reached at 571-8896 or email@example.com. A l p e c jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAjshowaltercfa@yahoo.com
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Jessica Schneider, vice president of marketing and business development for Clive Daniel Home, has been named Associate of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association. She is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of Clive Daniel Homes marketing programs, including the negotiation of builder/developer design contracts, Realtor incentive programs and community and in-store events and promotions. She holds a bachelors degree in mass communication from Florida Southern College. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received the Platinum Choice Award for 2012 from Smart Meetings magazine.Aliette Pettay has been promoted to senior vice president-retail banking administration for First National Bank of the Gulf Coast. Based out of the banks Naples headquarters, she oversees all functions of the Gulf Coast branches, from staffing to product implementation. She has worked in the banking industry in Collier County for more than 30 years, including 15 years with First National Bank of Florida.The Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District has appointed the following new board members: Jim Smith and Rod Castan, Fifth Avenue South property owners; and Tom Graney of Fidelity Investments, a Fifth Avenue South tenant. They join board members Lou Vlasho, Skip Quillen and Phil McCabe. Darren Robertshaw, vice president of hospitality for the Trianon Hotel Company, has been elected president of the board of directors for the Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance for 2013. He has more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience and has been with Trianon Hotel Company since 1997. Other CCLTA board members for the coming year are: vice president, Joseph DiNunzio, managing partner, Gulfcoast Inn Naples; secretary/treasurer, Thomas White, managing partner, Whites Lodging LLC; past president, Clark Hill, general manager, the Hilton Naples and Shulas Steak House. Directors are: Lisa Boet, Chez Boet French Home Cooking; Elaine Hamilton, United Arts Council of Collier County; Mac Chaudhry, general manager, the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa; Rick Medwedeff, general manager, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort & Spa; Jon McGaunn, hotel manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; Hunter Hansen managing director, the Waldorf Astoria Naples and the Edgewater Beach Hotel; and Randy Smith, CEO, Naples Transportation, Tours & Event Planning. Taresa Spiroff, owner and founder of CleanNaples, has been named president of her Business Networking International chapter. Dr. Diego Adarve has joined the medical staff at Family Foot and Leg Center and will work in the podiatry practices East Naples office. A graduate of Barry University in Miami and the University of Honduras, Dr. Adarve completed a three-year podiatric surgery residency at Jackson South Community Hospital. He is on staff at NCH and Physicians Regional hospitals. Laurie Orlando, LMT, has joined the staff at Bala Vinyasa Yoga in Naples. She works from a base of therapeutic massage that includes elements of deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy; myofascial release; trigger point therapy and sports massage, along with relaxation. She earned certification in massage therapy from the Institute for Therapeutic Massage and is working toward a degree in occupational therapy. Jeanette Dera has joined the design team at Clive Daniel Home. An instructor at the Institute of Interior Design at Southwest Florida College, Ms. Dera holds a bachelors degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and is working toward a masters degree in design management and multi-media from Miami International University of Art & Design. A native Neapolitan, she volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and for the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office as a primary translator for the Haitian-Creole speaking community. Collins & DuPont Interior Design recently celebrated its 25th year in business. Tax attorney Cynthia Carlson has been named a shareholder in the Naples office of Akerman Senterfitt Attorneys at Law. ON THE MOVESCHNEIDER Awards & Recognition Banking Board Appointments Health & Fitness ADARVE Interior Design DERA Law CARLSON
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Here are some highly regarded classics: One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch (Simon & Schuster, $16). This is arguably the most engaging investment book ever written. If youve never read it before, stop everything and pick up a copy. It could change your life. Advocating buying great companies for the long term, Lynch believes that any normal person using the customary 3 percent of the brain can pick stocks just as well, if not better than the average Wall Street analyst. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Collins Business, $23). Warren Buffett believes this book is by far the best book about investing ever written, and few value-oriented investors would disagree. Grahams goal is to lay out a positive program for commonstock investment, which he does in this comprehensive text. Chapter 20, titled Margin of Safety as the Central Concept of Investment, should be required reading for all investors. You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt. Greenblatt makes a complex subject, special-situations investing, accessible to novice investors. Like Lynch, he believes that ordinary investors have the power to beat the pants off the so-called market experts. The book is out of print, but inexpensive used copies are available at sites such as Half.com or Amazon.com. Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein (Random House, $19). All investors need a well-read biography of Warren Buffett on their shelves. This may be the best. Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman. This book, by one of the most respected value investors in the world today, has become a cult classic. Currently out of print, used copies sell for $800 or more online. It clearly lays out the most important tenets of value investing. Perhaps keep an eye out for it at thrift stores or yard sales. Well offer a few more great investing books next week. Learning When to SellMy dumbest investment was stock in Rainforest Cafe, which I held and held. Learning when to sell, or, rather, admitting a mistake, is hard. The dream is now a nightmare. Im older and, I hope, wiser now. J.H., onlineThe Fool Responds: Keep up with your holdings regularly to make sure that the reasons you bought are still valid. Consider selling if a stock seems significantly overvalued if it has appreciated so much that its more likely to fall than rise in the remaining time that you expect to hold it. You might also consider selling if youre just not as confident in it as you used to be, or if you find much more compelling investments elsewhere. Selling and buying frequently can generate a lot of commission costs, though, and can result in short-term gains, which are taxed at a higher rate than longterm gains. Never hold on to a loser just because you have a remote hope that youll make your money back. Move the money into something you have more faith in, and make the money back there. 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BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY ND K B OB RAYMO N FL O RIDA WEE K NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 BUSINESS B7 NETWORKING Happy holidays with the Greater Naples Chamber of CommerceWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 2 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 1 Michelle Arnold, in front, with Pat OConnor, Diana and Sen. Garrett Richter, Kamela Patton, Tom Donohue, Corina Velasquez and, at back, Kurt Anderson 2 Brian Psota, Bill Grauel, Joy Robinson and Michael Dunzelman 3 Mike Reagen, Jeanne and Don Seewald and Susan Reagen 4. Lisa Long and Traci Hotka 5. Paige Simpson and Courtney Strong 6. Chris Blondin and Susan Maher 7. Zach and John Maciosek 8. Patricia Miller and Deanna Desruisseaux 9. Sue Huff and Gordon VanscoDavid Eastlick, Carol Channel and Jack Spring
A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9WEEK OF DEC. 27-JAN. 2, 2013 Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental Properties RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 800.749.7368RentNaples.com PremierSothebysRealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal housing opportunity.NAPLES MARCO ISLAND AREAMarco Shores FairwaysRecently updated 3BR/2BA with screened lanai. Unfurnished. $1,000Moorings Port-au-VillaBayside, 1st oor 2BR/2BAs. Furnished. $1,530Sterling OaksDesirable gated tennis community, 2-story home with 3BR/2.5 BA+loft. Pool and Spa. Unfurnished. $2,100Imperial Golf EstatesPool home with 5BR+den and summer kitchen. Unfurnished. $3,995Park Shore Meridian ClubBeachfront 2BR/2BA+den. Wonderful views from wraparound lanai. Furnished. $5,000MooringsOld Florida style 2-story home. 4BR/3.5BAs, pool and 3-car garage. Unfurnished. $8,000Marco IslandEstate home with 5BR/6+BAs. Waterfront with Gulf views. Furnished. $21,500FT. MYERS, ESTERO BONITA SPRINGS AREA Bonita Bay EsperiaMagnicent 11th oor views. 3BR/3BA Unfurnished. $3,000Bonita Bay TuckaweyeCourtyard villa, heated pool and waterfall. 3BR/3BA. Furnished. $3,500 16649 Toscana Circle | Talis ParkWind through the citrus and olive tree-lined streets in the private community of Talis Park in North Naples and youll think youre in Naples, Italy. This elegant lakefront villa, a former model thats part of the Piazza Home collection, offers three bedrooms plus den and 3 baths. On the main level are the living room, family room, kitchen and one guest suite, as well as a balcony with summer kitchen accessed via French doors from the living room and kitchen. The master suite, den and a second guest suite are on the lower level, which has elevator access as well as stairs. Lower-level rooms all have French doors leading to the lanai, pool and spa. Offered fully furnished for $1.25 million by Patrick Dearborn of John R. Wood Realtors. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 877-4340, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ILoveNaplesFLA.com. House Hunting:COURTESY PHOTOS
Fiddlers Residential, LLC, Fiddlers Creek Realty, Inc. Licensed Re al Estate Broker. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELI ED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER, BROKER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND, IF APPLICABLE, THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNIS HED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. All features, amenities, prices and availability are subject to change without notice. The dimensions, square footages, sizes, configurations and other information contained he rin are approximate and subject to change without notice and meant to be illustrative only, subject to actual construction variations as a result of field conditions and changes. Owners hip of property within Fiddlers Creek does not entitle an Owner to any right, title, interest or otherwise to use all planned Club facilities, but rather an opportunity to join, subject to th e payment of assessments, fees and applicable regulations. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon re ceipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. All club facilities and the private golf courses as presently proposed are not constructed nor will all proposed facilities be located within the property encompassed in the Fiddlers Creek PUD. Dev elopment and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY A Million-Dollar Lifestyle at a Fraction of the Price! For 8 Consecutive Years PRECONSTRUCTION FROM THE $300SNEW FLOOR PLANS NEW PRICING NEW BUILDERS NEW MODELS FiddlersCreek.com Fiddlers Creek Information Center: Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5:30pm (239) 732-9300 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway, Naples, Florida 34114 Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island Award Winning Community2012 Southwest Florida Readers Choice Award Best Community 2012 CBIA Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year, Best Special Event and Best Newsletter Single Family Homes 1,840 2,738 A/C sq. AMADOR by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 1,649 2,246 A/C sq. .MILLBROOK by Lennar Single Family Homes 2,583 3,522 A/C sq. CHIASSO by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 2,800 3,659 A/C sq. RUNAWAY BAY by Lennar Single Family Homes 2,719 2,949 A/C sq. .MAJORCA by Stock Construction Single Family Homes 3,174 3,490 A/C sq. MAHOGANY BENDby Stock Construction Single Family Homes 3,699 4,246 A/C sq. *Plus HomesiteISLA DEL SOLby Stock Construction From $389,990 From $334,990 From $514,990 From $604,990 From $714,990From $1,099,990*From $599,990Amador Oered by D.R. Horton 9213 Campanile Circle 3BR/2BA 1,840 A/C Sq. Ft. $448,800 Chiasso Newly Released by D.R. Horton 9302 Chiass o Cove Court 3BR+Den/3BA 2,583 A/C Sq. Ft. $659,000 Millbrook O ered by Lennar Homes 3106 Aviamar Circle 2BR+Den/2BA 1,649 A/C Sq. Ft. $399,990 Runaway Bay Ne wly Released by Lennar Homes 3453 Runaway Lane 3BR+Study/3BA 2,800 A/C Sq. Ft. $719,990 Majorca M ode l Leaseback by Stock 8560 Majorca Lane 3BR/4BA 2,949 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,109,422 Mahogany Bend M ode l Leaseback by Stock 3740 Mahogany Bend Drive 4BR/4.5BA 3,490 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,297,875 3716 Ma hogany Bend Drive 4BR/3.5BA 3,202 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,281,829 Isla del Sol Mode l Leaseback by Stock 3860 Isla del Sol Way 4BR/4.5BA 4,246 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,996,341 Marengo 3093 Avia mar Circle, #7-203 3BR/3BA 2,200 A/C Sq. Ft. $259,000 Callista 2731 Callist a Court, #10-104 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. $335,000 Serena 3195 Serenity Court, #7-201 3BR/3BA 3,010 A/C Sq. Ft. $369,000 Mulberry Row 7710 Mulberry Lane 3BR/3.5BA 3,025 A/C Sq. Ft. $845,000 Isla del Sol 3875 Isla del Sol Way 5BR/5.5BA 4,567 A/C Sq. Ft. $2,295,000 Pre-Constructio n from the $300s, Plus... Move-in-Ready Homes
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Serving North Naples and surrounding area.Stop by our on-site Village Walk office Mon-Fri 10-3 Sat-Sun 10-3.All homes now on re-sale market and priced from the low 200's to 500's. Illustrated PropertiesJoanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732 B rian Carey | 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY Enjoy Resort Style Living at Its Best In Village Walk & Island Walk of North Naples! The Heart of VILLAGE WALK and ISLAND WALK is the focus of the communitys unique Town Center that creates a carefree lifestyle a lifestyle people dream about; meeting friends for a swim, a work out at the state of the art tness center, a set of tennis, or meeting for one of the planned activities...then grabbing lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant... relaxing to the soothing sounds of fountains or taking a relaxing stroll back home around the many lakes and footbridges! The Town Center is reserved exclusively for residents use with no equity or membership fees! The communities offer prime locations close to local beaches, ne dining, entertainment, shopping, area hospitals, and SW International Airport. Schedule your private tour of the awarding winning communities today! EXQUISITE DETAILS SET THE STATELY MANOR APART FROM ALL THE REST! Tastefully appointed 4BR 3.5BA, 3-CAR garage! The oor plan design opens up endless decorating and entertaining possibilities! The large screen lanai with private pool overlooks beautiful lake and bridge views! Rarely available oor plan this one is a must see! $520,000 VILLAGE WALK HERON POINTE Single family home with very LOW HOA fees of $400 per quarter! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car home only 3 miles to beach in an area with outstanding schools! $299,900 HERON POINTE TARPON BAY Enjoy the Naples lifestyle for under $160,000!! Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with rst class amenities in North Naples. $152,000 TARPON BAY OAKMONT. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath with huge screened patio facing South. Full hurricane shutters, great location and a spotless home. $367,000 VILLAGE WALK PENDING SALE STOP YOUR SEARCH! Lovely bright and cherry southern exposure home is located on WIDE lot and offers extensive upgrades! Home features 2181 sq ft of living space, tile throughout, NEW A/C, crown molding,full hurricane protection, large screen lanai with private POOL, LAKE views and more! $395,000 ISLAND WALK VERY CLEAN CARLYLE with private pool offers ,4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room, living room and dining room, full hurricane protection, only 2 streets from the gate house, and a short walk to the town center. Furniture is negotiable too. $449,000 ISLAND WALK LOOK NO FURTHER! Once you see this 2BR, 2BA Carpi with PRIVATE CUSTOM POOL and SPA you will want to make it yours! The home is just perfect for the full time resident or an occasional vacation home! CHECK IT OUT TODAY! $279,900 ISLAND WALK Pristine Pool Home! Pristine 4BR,3.5BA Carlyle with Southern exposure, features plenty of windows to let in the natural light! Cherry, bright neutral interior, upgraded throughout, screened lanai with lake views and heated pool. OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASONABLE OFFERS. $465,000 ISLAND WALK MAKE OFFER! UPDATED OAKMONT 3BR,2.5BA plus den. Recently updated home features new kitchen cabinets,granite,stainless, wood oors, crown molding, freshly painted neutral interior,screened lanai with pool and lake view and more! $392,500 VILLAGE WALK NEW LISTING WELL MAINTAINED 3BR, 2.5 BA plus den features the popular Oakmont oor plan, and is move in ready! The home offers NEWER A/C and refrigerator, granite, tile in living areas and master, crown throughout entire home, hurricane protection, private pool with lake views and more! $365,000 VILLAGE WALK REDUCED! GREAT BUY! NEW LISTING VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA Magni cent 4BR,3.5 BA Carlyle located on PREMIER LOT! This move in ready Carlye is located on one of the largest home-site and largest lakes within the community! Schedule your private showing appointment today for this must see home! $375,000 VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA GREAT BUY! 3BR, 2.5 BA Oakmont offers prefect opportunity to own a single family home in the desirable Village Walk of Naples community at a great price! Home offers tile in living areas and master bedroom,built-in wall unit in great room, and large screened lanai with lake views! $335,000 VILLAGE WALK NEW PRICE
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Stellar wine experiences highlight festival auction lots Sixty-five wine lots of historic proportions will headline the live auction at the Naples Winter Wine Festival on Jan. 26 when 550 guests gather under the auction tent at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Among them: A 65-bottle complete vertical of Chteau Mouton Rothschild Artist Label series, stored and displayed in a custommade table by Thomas Riley Artisans Guild. The keys to Cliff Ledes estate and Porsche for a one-month Napa Valley immersion. Instant ownership of a vineyard property in Argentina. A vintner-led trip to Paris and Bordeaux with private dinners and tastings with worldrenowned vintners. Perfectand nearperfect scoring bottles of Rhne Valleys most lauded wine, Chteau Beaucastel. All of the funds raised by the festival benefit Naples Children & Education Foundations mission of supporting charitable programs that improve the physical, SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE WINE, C3 INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013NAPLES 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 BOB CAREY HAS NEVER BEEN TO THE ballet, except for maybe the time he watched his niece dance in The Nutcracker. Yet he owns a pink tulle tutu that he wears pretty regularly, usually outdoors. His stepmother made the first one, which he eventually lost, then he and his sister made a replacement. Now hes worn that one out and needs a third. I pulled it out of my backpack and it started disintegrating, he says. I dont know if (it happened because) I went into the water. I go into pools, the ocean (wearing it). Or maybe it Traveling tulle is self-portrait photographers single propBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Its just a tutuBOB CAREY / COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: A detail from Snow Brooklyn, N.Y., 2003 Top: Restroom Santa Fe, N.M., 2009SEE TUTU, C4 Sandy DaysWhat we talk about when we talk about settling. C2 Film reviewMovie version will please Les Mis newcomers and fans of the Broadway show. C11 Looking backAntiques expert Terry Kovel discusses the Edwardian era of furniture design. C14
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSWhat we talk about when we talk about settlingAt the nail salon a few weeks ago, I picked up a magazine to find an unexpected article a four-page spread on how one of the wildest women in music, singer/songwriter Pink, is finally settling down. The 33-year old had reconnected with her on-again, offagain husband and given birth to a baby girl. It seemed as if the one-time troublemaker was finally done with her bad behavior. And though it was irrational because, lets be honest, bad behavior rarely stays in the past I breathed a sigh of relief for her. Thank God, I thought. Strange, because Im often the one advocating the unsettled life. It seems to me that the weights of the normal way marriage and children, mortgages and car payments more often than not lead to the demise of love. But this week I received an e-mail from my glamorous friend Susie, a woman who has been single as long as Ive known her. Susie is tall and beautiful, chic in the way of women who live in big cities. Ive never seen her without high heels or a great haircut. Yet for all her external put-togetherness, Susies personal life is turmoil. She thrives on the uncertainty of clandestine affairs, is addicted to the angst of complicated relationships and is the one woman I know who I can point to and say confidently, Shes never settling down. But from the tone of her latest message, Susie might be reconsidering. As it turns out, the last holdout in her group of friends, a young woman who got married last summer, just found out shes pregnant. And though Susie is happy for her friend, her message to me was wistful, as if shes just now realized she might be missing out. Why this change? My sense is that we not just Susie, but all of us are hardwired to seek out the settled life. We instinctually yearn for safety and security, something that life promises. Why else would we trade in the impossible highs and lows of the single life? Why else would we make all the compromises stability demands the hot rod for the minivan, the Broadway dreams for the mop bucket? Being settled always has an element of settling. I recently had dinner with a group of female friends, women who are older than I am, who were all married at one time and now have grown children. We hadnt seen each other for a long while, and when they asked for an update on my love life, I told them sheepishly that I planned to move in with the man Ive been dating, a move that will mean a new city, new friends and a new life centered around him and our relationship. From these women I expected the sort of grilling I usually receive from my friends my age, friends such as Susie, women who are as uncertain about their futures as I am. But instead, there was a collective gasp, a delighted sound from each of them. Congratulations, they said, one after the other. Where was the doubt? The uncertainty? Maybe it had disappeared long ago, in the quiet joy of living the settled life. f i o e S d artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 got close to heat Hes going to have a new tutu made soon, he adds. Ten years ago, Mr. Carey was one of several artists chosen for a Ballet Arizona pro bono fundraising project. The assignment: Depict in a photograph what ballet meant to him personally. Never having attended the ballet, he was initially stymied. But then his creative mind went to work. As a photographer, he had been shooting black-and-white portraits of himself for 10 years. Mainly portraits of my head, he says, (where) Im shaved and painted silver. Hed also transform himself by wrapping fishing wire around his head. I had a lot of showings with that work... in a lot of galleries and museums, he says, including the Galerie Callu Merite in Paris, France. So for the Ballet Arizona assignment, he decided to do a self-portrait. That was when he donned his first tutu pink, because it would photograph well in black and white. The backlit portrait is of him bowing, butt-first, as he puts it. Eight months later, when he and his wife, Linda, moved from Arizona to Brooklyn, N.Y., Bob took the tutu with him. The first color shot of him in a pink tutu was taken in the desert of Santa Fe, N.M., in front of a weathered, wooden barn. He took off his shirt and pants and put on the tutu. Hes solidly built and hairy, possessing more of a football players or boxers physique than a dancers. He also forgot to take off his white socks for the shot, making the image even odder. Hes standing with his hands on his hips, staring at the camera. I look disgusted, he says. A big guy in a tutu is just not the norm, says Linda. Theres a disparity between how he looks and what hes wearing. There are male ballet dancers, but none of them look like Bob! Hes a very unique individual. The Careys settled into life in New York, where Bob works as a commercial photographer specializing in portraiture. Hes done advertising work for companies such as Lexus, Honeywell, MasterCard and Petsmart, and editorial work for ForbesLife and Mens Health magazines. He continued taking shots of himself wearing the tutu, including pictures at Coney Island that capture him mid-leap on the boardwalk and that show him sitting, head in hands, on a bench in front of a parking lot full of yellow school buses. Several months after they had settled in New York, Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer. Its the most aggressive cancer, Bob says. Two weeks after she was diagnosed, the tumor had doubled in size. She had a mastectomy and then underwent chemotherapy treatments. To help cope, Bob took more pictures of himself in the tutu. It helped me mentally with it, he explains. One of those self-portraits shows him standing in the middle of a snowy street in Brooklyn, his pink tutu the only flash of color amidst all the white. Hes barefoot in the snow (though he allows that he buried a piece of Styrofoam to stand on). I was out there for only 30 seconds, max, he says. Im kind of a big guy. It takes a lot to get me cold. But it was stupid cold. Six years ago, the cancer returned, this time in Lindas liver. She underwent more treatment. Since then shes been on chemo and Hercepton, which, when she began taking it, was a trial study drug. Shes treating it, not curing it, Bob says. Im doing OK, Linda says. I will have to be on chemo for the rest of my life I take a pill, (and) every three weeks I go in for an IV. My life is normal, compared to what some people have to go through. The pink tutu photographs evolved into something that helped the couple get through the rough times. Wed go on road trips, and it was fun, Linda says. How could it not be fun with this guy in a pink tutu? The couple went on a 10-day road trip in 2008. It was real random, Linda says. We threw our dog in the van and headed south. We went through New Jersey into Delaware, and then down through Virginia and ended up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Then we decided to turn around. All along the way, she adds, Bob got some really great images. One shows him curled up on a bed in a sparse motel room in Wildwood, N.J. The single bed next to him has crumpled sheets, but is empty. The table lamp between the two beds highlights a painting on the wall that Bob describes as a bad Degas impression. It shows a girl in profile, then, in the right corner is an image of her putting on ballerina shoes.The power of pinkOver the years Linda has shown Bobs photos to others also undergoing cancer treatment. They thought it was funny and it made them happy, Bob says. So thats why I said, Lets figure out how to publish a book. His idea, however, was turned down by every publisher in the United States. One publisher was going to do it, but then the economy tanked, he says. I got an agent, he didnt know what to do with it. So the Careys decided to self-publish. Ballerina was published in September, and is available for $50 through their Website, www.thetutuproject.com, as well as through Amazon. Photographer Amy Arbus wrote the introduction. In the cover shot, which was taken in Primm, Nev., an abandoned motor home sits rusting in the desert while ominous navy-blue clouds gather. All you can see of Bob is a blur of pink tulle in the lower right-hand corner. Inside photos show Bob communing with horses in a green field in Michigan, swinging from a tree in Malibu, Calif., staring out at the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey. There are shots with obvious landmarks the Golden Gate Bridge, the Lincoln Memorial, the Grand Canyon but the ones that seem to best succeed as fine art are the more obscure scenes: a night parking garage in Tempe, Ariz., a parking lot elevator in Las Vegas, empty basketball courts at night in Chandler, Ariz. One of the more moving shots is of Bob in a restroom in Sante Fe, N.M. Hands gripping either side of a sink, he leans forward, his face partially seen in the mirror above. You look at the image and wonder: What is this man thinking as he stares at his reflection? What is he grappling with? What moments have led up to this one, and what does he face when he steps back into his life? Bob also shot self-portraits in Times Square, which he calls the Holy Grail, the one that I really wanted to do. Over the years, hes gone back to that locale several times. The first time I did it, the police didnt even approach me, he says. I was laying in the street the Naked Cowboy was probably 50 feet from me when I was doing these photographs. People were taking pictures of me, too. Another time, a policewoman saw him and asked, Excuse me, but are you well? Bob said, Yes, Im fine. Im taking pictures. And she said, OK, dont get hit by a car. The Careys have been on Today and in the New York Daily News. Their interview with Yahoo! News went viral. Five thousand copies of Ballerina have been printed; net proceeds go toward helping women with breast cancer through The Carey Foundation. In part, the nonprofit provides money for things that insurance doesnt cover, such as transportation to chemo and radiation treatments and different types of therapy such as acupuncture, therapeutic touch and yoga. Its making sure people are comfortable when theyre not having much fun, Bob says. We get letters from all over the world now, (from women saying) this is touching them and helping them through this time Its really, really not about us anymore. Its about how cancer has touched everybody. Its not a quirky thing, Bob says. I dont ever mean for (the photos) to be silly. I dont have ballet slippers, (there are) no other props. Its just a tutu. TUTUFrom page 1 BOB CAREY / COURTESY PHOTOSTop: Times Square New York, N.Y., 2009 Above: Bob and Linda Carey Left: Rainbow Chester, N.Y., 2012 The Tutu Project>> What: Ballerina, a book of self-portraits showing Bob Carey wearing a pink tutu in a variety of locations around the country. >> Why: To bring laughter and understanding to the breast cancer community, a community that has endured far too much. >> Cost: $50 >> Available: www.thetutuproject.com or www.amazon.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 Theater Fiddler on The Roof At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, Dec. 29-Feb. 16. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Catch Me If You Can At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, Jan. 1-6. 4814849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings Through Dec. 31 at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, Sanibel Island. 3950900 or www.bigarts.org. The Santaland Diaries By Florida Repertory Theatre in the new ArtStage Studio Theatre, downtown Fort Myers, through Dec. 30. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Thursday, Dec. 27 Heroes in Art Raoul Wallenberg: Portrait of a Hero opens from 1-4 p.m. at the Holocaust Museum & Educations Center of Southwest Florida. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. 263-9200 or www. holocaustmuseumswfl.org. Fountainside Fun The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Dancing by the Fountain from 6-9 p.m., with dancing demonstrations and live entertainment. www.venetianvillage.com. Three Dog Night The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents the band whose hits include Mama Told Me (Not to Come), Elis Coming and Joy to the World. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. A Stand-Up Guy Bert Kreischer performs today through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Open Mic South Street City Oven Bar & Grille hosts open mic night with Frankie Colt starting at 9 p.m. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or www.southstreetnaples.com. Friday, Dec. 28 Evening Market Stroll through the Bayfront Place Farmers Market from 4-8 p.m. 649-8700 or www.bayfrontnaples.com. Jungle Man Jungle Jack Hanna brings his favorite wild animal friends and humorous anecdotes to the stage at 6 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $35. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Festive on Fifth Live musical entertainment and dancing in Sugden Plaza and McCabes Irish Pub begins tonight through Dec. 31. Tonight: Radio Flyer and Jerry Pellegrino from 7 p.m. to midnight. 699 Fifth Ave. S. 403-8778. American Idol Night Lights at the Naples Botanical Garden presents Top 10 American Idol singer/songwriter Katelyn Clampet along with a variety of activities and tasty treats from 6-8 p.m. $7 for Garden members, $15 for others. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. All About ABBA The Stage presents an ABBA tribute show at 7:15 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. Classic Oldies Deb & The Dynamics perform from 7-9 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Dec. 29 Art Event The Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival takes place today and Sunday at Coconut Point, Estero. (561) 746-6615. Free Concert The Rubberneckin Band performs from 3-5 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. www. naplesgov.com.Tango Time Pablo Repun Tango hosts a black-and-white themed party complete with buffet dinner, champagne toast, music and dancing from 7:30-11 p.m. $20 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www.pablorepuntango.com.s Sounds The four stars of the original Jersey Boys cast, The Midtown Men, take the audience back to the s with songs by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Temptations and the Jackson 5 at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $59. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Rockin Blues Mike & The Blues Rockers perform from 7-9 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. 2670783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com.Live Music Bill Beck performs from 8-11 p.m. at Naples Flatbread in Mercato. 687-3454 or www.naplesflatbread.com. Sunday, Dec. 30 Farmers Market The Naples Depot Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1051 Fifth Ave. S. 2939703. www. Big Band Southwest Florida Big Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. www. naplesgov.com.Voices of Russia A holiday concert featuring the beauty and mysticism of Russian song starts at 4 p.m. in the art hall at the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero. A wine-and-cheese reception/fundraiser begins an hour before the concert. Performers include soprano Roza Bulat, pianist Bella Gutshtein and musicians from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. $55. 596-8404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Salute to Vienna The Strauss Symphony of America presents Salute to Vienna at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Monday, Dec 31 New Year Eve See list of fireworks and fun on page A19. Tuesday, Jan. 1 Brrrrrrr! Ring in the New Year by diving in to Big Daves Annual Polar Plunge at 9 a.m. at Lowdermilk Park. After the swim, enjoy brunch provided by Fabio Pizza. $20 registration includes a T-shirt and benefits Drug Court Kids. 435-0939. Wednesday, Jan. 2 Underground Art The Naples Art Alliance hosts Underground Art from 5-8 p.m. in studios and galleries throughout the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. 821-1061. The Art of Recycling Tracy Magen: The Silly Series opens today and is on exhibit through March 5 at Rosen Gallery & Studios. The artist uses discarded wine boxes to create venues for a day in the life utilizing assemblage and collage. 2172 J&C Blvd. 821-1061. Sunshine State Blues The Marco Island Historical Museum hosts an opening reception for Floridas Got the Blues, a exhibit showing how a surprising number of notable blues artists got their start in the Sunshine State, with wine and cheese and music by Little Eddie from 5-7 p.m. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 642-1440 or www.colliermuseums.com. Community Concert The Erich Kunzel Community Concerts series continues with Antons Ensemble Soiree at 7 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. 775-2800 or www.bayshorecapa.org. Coming up Beauty & the Beast The Naples Performing Arts Center presents Disneys Beauty & the Beast at 7 p.m. Jan. 4-5 at Golden Gate High School. $15. 5976722 or www.naplesperformingartscenter.com. Art Opening Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery hosts the opening reception for artist M.E. Parkers Fine Art Photography Montages from 6-8 p.m Jan. 4. The exhibit continues through Jan. 25. 4259 B onita Beach Road. 7766844 or www.artistkb.com. Jazz in the Garden The Rick Howard Trio performs from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Naples Botanical Garden. $12.95 for adults, $7.95 for ages 4-14, free for Garden members. 643-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org. Holocaust Lecture The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents The World Reacts: The Final Solution & Murder in the East, a lunchtime lecture by Elliott Katz. $15. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP: 263-9200. Art, Music & More Mercato presents a night of local artists, musicians and street performers, Jan. 9. www.mercatoshops.com. Barefoot in the Park By The Naples Players Jan. 9-Feb. 2 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. The 39 Steps By The Marco Players Jan. 9-27 at The Marco Players Theatre. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Civil War Days South Regional Library hosts a Civil War re-enactment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12-13. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or www.colliergov.net. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOKids bored or driving you crazy? Load them in the car and head to Headquarters Library for a screening of Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted beginning at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 28. Free. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-3511 or www.colliergov.net. s H er b 395
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 Catering for ALL Events Including: Corporate Meetings, Schools, Birthdays, Graduations, Bridal & Baby Showers and Holiday Events. Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERINGAbraham Lincoln and the Declaration of IndependenceIve been bouncing around in time lately. Within a couple days, I saw Lincoln (set in 1865) at the movies and 776 at the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota. You would think that with the crazy political season weve just experienced, with election ads overcrowding the airwaves and political spokesmen spinning, spinning, spinning the truth, Id have had enough of all this. Apparently not. Maybe Im a glutton f or punishment. Or maybe I just wanted to add some red, white and blue to the red and green and blue and silver of the holiday season. Truthfully, word of mouth on both the movie and musical was so overwhelmingly positive I thought it wouldve been foolish to miss either one. And so I made time for them. Both 776 and Lincoln deal with milestone moments in American history: the former with the creation of the Declaration of Independence, the latter with Congress passing the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. Both works present portrayals of key figures: 776 has John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin, among others. And in Lincoln, well, of course, theres Lincoln, larger than life. And both show the messy, contentious, difficult side of politics. Even back in 1776 there were polar opposites: those who wanted progress and those who wanted to keep things exactly as they were. Its a wonder were not all still slave-owning subjects of British royalty. These two works show the importance of compromise, but also its deficiencies; in both cases, African-Americans lost out. In 776, Southern states agree to the Declaration of Independence, but only if slavery will continue to be allowed. And in Lincoln, the 13th Amendment abolishes slavery but does not grant people of color citizenship, even those who had fought in the Civil War. 776 is one of those rarely performed musicals. I cant remember any local production of it in the last 15 years or so. The Asolo wisely hired two-time Tony Awardwinner Frank Galati to direct. Mr. Galati, who also has nine Jefferson Awards to his name, is a member of Chicagos Steppenwolf Theatre Company, an associate director at Goodman Theatre and a professor at Northwestern University. His 776 is humorous, sharp, moving and dramatic. Its written by Peter Stone, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. The writing of the Declaration of Independence seems an unlikely subject for a musical, but it works. (Even Mr. Stone, when first approached to write the musicals book, thought it the worst subject for a musical.) It won the Tony for Best Musical in 1969 and remains eerily relevant today. John Adams (played by an amusingly petulant yet charming Bernie Yvon) declares to his fellow delegates in Philadelphia: I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace. That two are called a law firm. And that three or more become a congress. Ben Franklin (Andrew Boyer) is crotchety and Thomas Jefferson (Brandon Dahlquist) would rather be home with his wife. The men seem to spend just as much time arguing about whether the windows should be open or closed. (Its sweltering in Philadelphia. If the windows are open, therell be a breeze. But it will also allow the horseflies to come in.) But then again, you get the feeling that if one man says stop, the other will say go, just to be contrary. The show moves effortlessly from humor to drama and back again. The trio of Adams-Franklin-Jefferson takes center stage, but one by one, other characters have their turn in the spotlight. Zachary Kenney is moving with Mama Look Sharp, painting a vignette of death on the battlefield, and Jarrod Zimmerman as Edward Rutledge indicts the others with Molasses to Rum. I especially enjoyed the songs with Abby Mueller, who plays Abigail Adams, and the sweet relationship between her and her husband and their touching letters to each other. While many shows at the Asolo enjoy long runs, 776, unfortunately, only played for five weeks; its last performance was Dec. 22. Lincoln is a sweeping epic directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the iconic president, and its as if a photo of Lincoln has come to life and is interacting with everyone. This is a complex Lincoln: thoughtful, brooding, full of stories and jokes. The film itself is also rich in color, detail and texture; we feel as if we are stepping back into the 1860s. Mr. Spielberg did extensive research to recreate the Executive Mansion down to the wallpaper pattern and even the books that were on Lincolns shelves. He does some interesting things with angles. I noticed at various points that he was shooting from a lower angle than usual, looking up at the actors. I dont know if he did that to emphasize Lincolns height or to create an unconscious feeling of awe, causing us to literally look up to the man. There are many excellent actors in this film, including Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. Tommy Lee Jones plays his typical curmudgeonly growl of a man, with some surprises. Like the musical 776, the movie Lincoln, which is based on Doris Kearn Goodwins book, A Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, focuses on a somewhat unlikely topic. Despite the fact that we have the hindsight of history and know how each situation ends, both musical and film contain much drama and suspense. I know art often takes liberty with history, so I hope to soon back up Lincoln with reading. I read recently that more than 16,000 books have been written about Lincoln. Serendipitously, I picked up With Malice Towards None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B. Oates. And Ive been wanting to read Ms. Goodwins Team of Rivals for a while now. (I was very impressed with seeing her interviewed in Ken Burns The Civil War and Baseball series.) I just pick ed up the HBO miniseries J ohn Adams (it was on sale for the holidays at half-price!) and Im thinking it might be fun to read more about him and his wife and their letters to each other. It sounds like the start of a great summer project. In the meantime, there are the holidays and a busy winter/spring season to get through o nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com ARTS COMMENTARY
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 C11 CAPSULESThis Is 40 (Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox) Pete (Mr. Rudd) and Deb (Ms. Mann) have their marriage tested while their respective businesses struggle and home life threatens to tear them apart. Its the sort-of sequel to Knocked Up and is accordingly very funny at times, but its undone by heavy-handed drama that never allows for a consistent tone. Rated R.Hyde Park On Hudson (Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West) While vacationing at his estate in Hyde Park, FDR (Mr. Murray) juggles the visiting king (Mr. West) and queen (Olivia Colman) of England with his relationship with his distant cousin (Ms. Linney). When the focus is on FDRs personal drama it succeeds, thanks to Murrays strong performance. But when it detours which is frequently it falls apart. Rated R.Is it worth $10? YesLes Miserables is a big, lavish Hollywood production of an equally extravagant Broadway musical. Accordingly, it looks and sounds phenomenal, and the sweeping, epic story profoundly resonates on screen nearly as well as it does when viewed live. With one big exception. Russell Crowe was formerly the lead singer in a rock band, so its not like he cant carry a tune. However, as Javert, the male co-lead, he doesnt have the vocal range needed to play a worthy foil to Hugh Jackmans Jean Valjean. Javert needs to have a booming voice that matches Valjeans from one song to the next, making the men rivals in both story and tenor. What we get from Mr. Crowe, however, especially in comparison to Mr. Jackmans impassioned, powerful voice, sounds muted and unworthy. So who should they have cast instead of Mr. Crowe? Gerard Butler wouldve been the best choice. He has the screen presence to command respect, and we know he can sing given his work in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). The story, based on Victor Hugos novel and adapted for the stage by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, is set in early 1800s France and follows Inspector Javert as he searches for Valjean, who has violated his parole. After being shown mercy by a bishop, Valjean redeems himself with a lifetime of good deeds, including caring for a girl named Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), who was orphaned after her mother Fantines (Anne Hathaway) death. This is an all-singing musical, meaning even the slower talking moments are spoken in melody. And what great voices on display. Mr. Jackman tugs at the heart during Who Am I? and all his songs, and on top of that he gives a moving dramatic performance as well. Ms. Hathaways I Dreamed A Dream is in itself probably enough to win her a supporting actress Oscar; note the way it is filmed in a one-take close-up, allowing us to feel the anguish Fantine is experiencing. Sometimes the best thing a director can do is get out of the way, so kudos to Tom Hooper (The Kings Speech) for letting Ms. Hathaway shine. Other standouts: Samantha Barks delivers a heartbreaking version of Eponines On My Own, which she sings because she loves Marius (Eddie Redmayne), who has feelings for Cosette. One Day More finds each principal believing he/she will come out on top in the end. Lovely Ladies is as catchy as they come, and youll be humming the finales Do You Hear The People Sing? as you leave the theater. The only disappointment, aside from Mr. Crowe? Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter do a rather tame version of Master of the House, opting for laughs more than to play up the rowdy, boisterous nature of the song. The story spans more than 30 years, so its a bit odd that it feels mutually rushed and long. This is because small plot points are moved through very quickly, and some songs feel extraneous. Its a big job to adapt this musical for the screen, and for the most part it looks and sounds fantastic. Its not perfect, but Les Miserables newcomers and fans of the Broadway show will be satisfied. LATEST FILMSLes Miserables T l d E s R danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> All the singing in Les Miserables was performed and recorded live on the set to the tune of a piano, then orchestral music was added in post-production. This is a rarity: Musical actors usually record songs in a studio during pre-production and then lip-synch on set. 4236 Gulfshore Blvd N., Naples 239-430-6273 www.miramarenaples.com Online Reservations Available Daily Lunch Special $12.95 per person 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. THREE-COURSE DINNER Only $20.12 every night through the end of the year*. 4:00 5:30 p.m. Live Entertainment Nightly MiraMare Ristorante Dinner served Sunday Thursday from 4:00 10:00p.m. Friday & Saturday until 11:00 p.m. RESERVE TODAY at miramarenaples.com or call (239) 430-6273.*Tax and gratuity not included.Not available on holidays. Waterfront Dining at its Best
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 C13 -CELEBRATE-THE NEW YEAR NEW SHOES. NEW SKIRTS. NEW SWEATERS. NEW SHIRTS. NEW BAGS. NEW BOOTS. NEW BLING. A NEW YOU. LIKE US. FOLLOW US. SCAN US.WATERSIDESHOPS.COM WATERSIDESHOPS themselves in a burgeoning community. He examines such issues as the regulation of the fishing industry, the growth of the cattle business, the coming of the railroad and the pros and cons of the important phosphate industry. A series of small, interlocking stories rather than a continuous narrative, this book is best read and savored in its bits and pieces, for each has its own beginning, middle and end. The author uses two basic techniques to engage the reader. One is through vivid storytelling in which he summarizes and interprets the wealth of evidence he has amassed. The other is by presenting snippets of the direct evidence mainly excerpts from newspaper reports, but also passages from journals, public records and other sources. Frequently, the pages of the book are designed to juxtapose these techniques. While a narrative in Mr. Peeples voice is running along one part of a page, primary source materials are effectively arranged on the other. This collage approach, supplemented by the copious, wellplaced illustrations, works well to provide variety and energy. In this fine orchestration of information and attitude, Mr. Peeples gives us a grand tableau of the old days in what would become Charlotte County in a manner that is unusually fresh and distinctive. Ambition, competition and innovation mix with the natural beauty of the area, the flow of the river and the sense of shrinking distance from all the elsewheres from which people came to stake a claim in or near Charlotte Harbors first tropical city. 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.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 The Edwardian period of furniture design falls in the years between Victorian and Art Deco. It is named for King Edward VII of England, who reigned from 1901 to 1910. Some experts say it is not just the years that the furniture was made but also the design that makes it Edwardian. Some claim influences from earlier periods and say that a combination of Georgian, Victorian and Art Nouveau created the new Edwardian style. Collectors have to rely on appearance, since it is so difficult to know exactly when a chair was made. Designers working after 1901 created a chair that looked lighter in weight than a Victorian chair and used pastels rather than dark colors. Fabrics and wallpaper with flowers became popular. Chairs had scrolled backs and legs, similar to Art Nouveau designs but thinner and less tangled. Bamboo and wicker were introduced, and many pieces were made of lightweight wood and mother-of-pearl inlay. Seats were made with thin padding and thin fitted cushions. It has not been a popular style with collectors, but its enjoyed by decorators and homeowners. Today, both period and reproduction pieces are a good buy. Most are made of solid wood, not plywood, and use upholstery fabrics of damask, silk or other natural materials, not modern synthetics. A 1910 Edwardian settee sold for $344 at a Doyle New York auction this year. Chairs sell for a few hundred dollars. Sofas go for less than $500 at auction. Q: My friend who gave me her old upright piano also gave me the antique piano shawl she always draped over the piano. Its 52 inches square and appears to be black silk crepe. Its reversible and covered in embroidered pink roses. The fringe around the whole shawl is 15 inches long, with smocking around the edge of the fabric. Is the shawl valuable? A: Many piano shawls like yours were made in Spain in the 1890s. They sell for $50 to $100 if theyre in very good condition, with full fringe and without holes. Q: My mother-in-law gave me one of her old alligator purses. Its in great shape and has a label inside that reads Rosenfeld. Have you heard of that maker? How old is the purse? A: Harry Rosenfeld was an American designer active from the 1930s into the 0s. His designs were made by several different manufacturers. The bags were sold at high-end department stores and at Harry Rosenfeld Handbags, a shop on Madison Avenue in New York City. Rosenfeld designed bags in all sorts of styles, using all kinds of materials. But it is likely that your alligator purse dates from the 1930s, s or s, when alligator bags were at the peak KOVELS ANTIQUES Edwardian designs popular with decorators and homeowners r 1 D l terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com Whether you are disposing of the estate of a loved one, downsizing, or need an appraisal of one item or an entire estate, we can help you! Our services are personal and our staff is professional. CAGA Certified Personal Property Appraiser. We solve Gated Community and Rapid Liquidation Issues.Call for a no obligation consultation (239) 834-5759 OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCEwww.sterling-estate-sales.com Charlotte@sterling-estate-sales.comService from Sarasota to Marco Island SSTERLING ESTATE SALESWE WILL EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS SgES SgES g SgES SlESl SES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 C15 Beachside Dining. 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North | 239.403.2000 | EdgewaterNaples.com Admire the breathtaking sunsets and indulge Wednesday through Sunday in a three-course prix xe menu designed to delight the senses, all with your toes in the warm, white sand. For reservations, please call 239.403.2000.Reservations required. Dinner service begins 30 minutes prior to sunset. 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 COURTESY PHOTO Mahogany with mother-of-pearl inlay was used to make this 1910 Edwardian settee. The back, with open spaces and scrolls, and the seat pad are typical of the period. It auctioned for only $344 at a Doyle New York auction last summer. of their popularity. The value of your bag depends not only on designer and condition, but also on style. It could sell for less than $100 or more than $300. Q: My dad owned a funeral home in Cincinnati and liked collecting antiques. He left me his collection of paperweights made by Crane & Breed, a Cincinnati coffin manufacturer. The paperweights include an Egyptian sarcophagus, Scottie dog, alligator, camel, frog, turtle, bear, sailboat and ghost. I dont want to sell them, but Id like to know how old they are and what theyre worth. A: Crane & Breed took over a Cincinnati coffinmanufacturing business in 1854 and stayed in business until 1973. The company held several patents on coffins and coffin parts, and sold coffins to funeral homes in several states. Today collectors know about Crane & Breed mainly because of its collectible paperweights. From the late 1800s into the early 1900s, the company gave away promotional bronze novelty paperweights to funeral homes and their employees. Today, the sarcophagus paperweight sells for close to $400, but most of the others are going for less than $20. Q: I own a glass dish that has a portrait of a man in the center and the words We mourn our nations loss inscribed around it. Theres a wide border of swags around the dish. We think the dish has something to do with President Garfield and also something to do with Vermont. It has been in our family for more than 70 years and we would like to know its history and value. A: Your plate was made as a memorial to President James A. Garfield, who was assassinated in 1881. The center picture is a bust of Garfield. The pattern is called Garfield Drape, but its sometimes called Canadian Drape. It has been attributed to Adams & Co. of Pittsburgh, but more recent research suggests that it may have been made by Burlington Glass Works of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Perhaps thats how it got the name Canadian Drape. The pattern was first made in the 1870s. After Garfield died, memorial plates in that pattern were made with his bust in the middle. The only connection to Vermont is that Vice President Chester A. Arthur, who became president after Garfields death, was born in Vermont. Different versions of your plate were made. Some include the words Born Nov 19, 1831, Shot July 2, 1881, Died Sep 19, 1881. A colored glass Garfield memorial plate retails for about $75. 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 e-mail 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, (Name of this newspaper), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 Collier County Museums and the Daughters of the American Revolution have partnered for Viva Florida 500, the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leons discovery of Florida, Tuesday evening, Jan. 8, at a private club in Port Royal. Representatives from the Consul Generals offices of Spain, France and the United Kingdom will be special guests. A skit describing Floridas past 500 years as well as a silent auction and a live auction will also be part of the festivities. Tickets are $150 per person. For reservations or more information, call 2528476. The Guild for the Neighborhood Health Clinic hosts Ask the Doctors, a luncheon with Drs. George Ferguson and Paul Jones as guest speakers taking questions from the audience, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Royal Poinciana Golf Club. Tickets are $75 per person, with proceeds benefiting the clinics work to deliver health care to lowincome, working but uninsured adults in Collier County. For reservations or more information, call Susan Jones at 572-8616. 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 Guadalupe Center holds a carnival-style Taste of Brasil, a celebration of all things South American, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Naples Botanical Garden. Live and silent auctions will be part of the fundraising fun. For more information, visit www. guadalupecenter.net. The David Lawrence Center and Foundation host An Evening in Venice Masquerade Ball 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. The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds its annual fashion show and luncheon Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Models will stroll the runway wearing outfits from Petunias of Naples and Drapers and Damons. Tickets are $75 per person. For a reservation or more information, call 417-3465, or send a check made payable to PASFi to 1048 Goodlette-Frank Road, Ste. 201, Naples, FL 34102. Literacy Volunteers of Collier County welcomes book and film critic Elaine Newton as guest speaker at a luncheon Thursday, Jan. 24, at Bay Colony Golf Club in Perican Marsh. An honorary board member of LVCC, Ms. Newton is the host of the Critics Choice series of book discussions at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Her luncheon topic will be The Role of the Critic. Tickets are $75. For reservations, call 262-4448, ext. 301. 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 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. 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 10th annual Neighborhood Health Clinic Block Party is set for the e v ening of S aturday, 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 Celebrity Martini Glass Auction to benefit the Naples International Film Festival is set for Monday, evening, Feb. 18, in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. This years sponsor is the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. Up for bid will be more than 40 martini glasses signed by celebrity musicians, actors, athletes, artists and more. After the signatures are in place, local artists decorate each glass to reflect the celebrity personalities. For more information, call 775-3456 or visit www.naplesfilmfest.com. Bleu Moon on the Seine is the theme for the inaugural Naples National Art Festival gala set for Thursday evening, Feb. 21, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Early-bird tickets for the everythingFrench affair hosted by the Naples Art Association are $150 per person. For reservations, call 262-6517, ext. 100, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 amy@ gardenofhopeandcourage.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 at www.conservancy.org/magic. Zoobilee 2013 to benefit The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens takes place from 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 Ohio State University Alumni Club of Naples will host the Buckeyes in Paradise gala Saturday, March 9, at the Hilton Naples. Honorary chairs for the evening are OSU football Coach Urban Meyer and wife, Shelley. The gala is the clubs signature event to raise funds for scholarships to help local students to attend OSU. For registration information, call Sue Goldsberry at 405-7068 or visit www. NaplesBuckeyes.com. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Suncoast Chapter hosts its annual Hope Gala on Saturday, March 9, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. The evening will honor David Collar for his ongoing dedication to JDRF as well as to the community. For more information, call 591-2825 or visit www.jdrf.org. The 29th annual Emerald Ball for Catholic Charities of Collier County takes place Saturday, March 16, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years chairs are Dr. Francisco and Ruth Smith. Tickets are $300 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 455-2655. The 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. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly. com.SAVE THE DATE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 SOCIETY A holiday party at Providence HouseWe 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 Robin and Kristy Nilsson with Santa 2 Randy Olfus and Santa (Jeff Macasevich) 3 Debra Monterosso and Robin Nilsson 4. Mylee Vantol, Adrian Byers, Kyle Sarra and Kate Tebbe 5. Melina McIntyre and Michelle Kotarski 6. Carline Jacques and Audrey Messick 7. Frank Farren, Eryka Garcia and Janette Jean-Louis 8. Kristy and Robin Nilsson 9. Debra and Jim Monterosso with Santa 10. Crystal Hernandez and Carline Jacques 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 9
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call Our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com Catering! Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill.SOCIETY A holiday party at Waterside Shops for Guadalupe HouseWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 3 4 5 6CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Rich and Karl Ellison 2 Katie Brott, Kelly Luck, Julie Principato, Shannah Mallard 3 Barbara Oppenheim, Alice Arena 4 Santa and Taira Thermidor 5. Megan McCarthy, Brandon Dowdy 6. Nancy Exceus and Santa 2
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 www.mwaterfrontgrille.com 239.263.442141 to Park Shore a the Village on Venetian Bay WATERFRONT GRILLE HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4-61/2 OFF ALL DRINS IN THE M LOUNGE WINE ON WEDNESDAYS 4-7* LIVE JAZZ * TASTINGS * 1/2 OFF ALL COCKTAILS & WINE * DISCOUNTED APPS *SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH10:30 3 A LA CARTE MENU ALFRESCO DINING YAPPY HOUREVERY SATURDAY FOR YOUR PETS COMPLIMENTARY DOG TREATS *A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE NAPLES HUMANE SOCIETY *Call or visit our showroom for details. Limit one offer per person. 1/31/2013 PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Aurelios Pizza, Gulf Coast Town Center, 9909 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers; 274-8446 This family-friendly pizza chain offers fresh, delicious pizzas in several sizes as well as thin-crust and stuffed versions. There are sandwiches and pasta dishes plus lots of appetizers. Everything we ordered arrived hot and tasted good, from the create-your-own appetizers (try toasted zucchini, chicken tenders and toasted ravioli) to the pizzas. The appetizer plate is ample enough for three or four to share, especially if you order pizza, too. We sampled a 10-inch pizza with anchovies, roasted red peppers and mushrooms as well as Mama Aurelio's calabrese (aka, calzone) with cheese, garlic and a swirl of marinara. Both had crisp, yeasty crusts and were served on cooling racks that kept them from getting soggy as they cooled. An over-the-top dessert of freshbaked chocolate chip cookie with ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and chocolate chips was ample enough for two or more to share. The staff here is sharp and customer oriented and the dining room is cheery and bright. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012Caf Lurcat, 494 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 213-3357 Despite its grand scale vaulted ceilings, oversized pendant lamps, sprawling dining areas spilling into the outdoors Caf Lurcat manages to create a sense of warmth with muted colors, light woods and white linens. Its the kind of place where you want to slow down and savor several courses of food and several glasses of wine though it will come at a price. ($14.50 for a single crab cake? Really?) The menu ranges from simple comfort food (pot roast or roasted chicken and grapes) to more complex creations (pork tenderloin with spiced cherries and couscous with toasted pumpkin seeds). Either way you go, you wont be disappointed. Even side dishes a mlange of English peas, sugar snap peas and fresh fava beans sauted in butter f or us will delight. Just be sure to save room for the signature cinnamon-sugar doughnuts or fried huckleberry pie. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2011Figs Grille, 25987 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-1700 Sam Tadros, the chef behind the popular Sam-Bucco Bistro in North Naples, has another winning concept with this exploration of the cuisines of Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Lebanon and France. Egyptian tapestries adorn the walls in the garnet and gold dining room. Ceiling lamps evoke Morocco and ethnic music plays softly in the background. Whichever country you decide to visit for your main course, your meal should begin with the mezze platter of hummus and baba ganoush as well as charry and sweet grilled eggplant chunks and cucumber salad served with lightly pickled vegetables. You cant go wrong with one of several Turkish kebabs or with the filet medallions with grilled shrimp, garnished lavishly with caramelized onions, port wine sauce and fig chutney. Lush (chocolate marquise) or light (lemon semifreddo), dessert shouldnt be missed either. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2011Michelbobs Champion Ribs, 371 Airport Pulling Road, Naples; 643-7427 Michelbobs signature spice rub enhances its slow-smoked Danish baby backs, a mustard and paprika blend presented in shakers on every table just in case you want an extra punch of flavor. There are also two bottled sauces to slather on the meaty bones one tangy with mustard (complex and well balanced) and one smoky-sweet (tasting heavily of Liquid Smoke). All of which is enough to satisfy anyone with a serious hankering for good ribs. The baby backs truly stood out from the rest of the meal. The flesh was tender enough to slip off easily and had those crispy edges that just add a little extra texture to the experience. The barbecued chicken had rubbery skin and needed more seasoning. A smoked pork dinner had an ample stack of sliced meat but was somewhat dry. Among the side dishes, the smoky-sweet baked beans studded with chunks of pork were a real standout. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2012Seasons 52, 8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 594-8852 This small chain, new to Southwest Florida, has a lot going for it. Start with the regularly changing menu that features seasonal ingredients at their peak of flavor in dishes that forswear indulgence without sacrificing flavor (nothing contains more than 475 calories). Consider the globe-spanning wine list, which includes more than 100 selections, 52 or more by the glass. And the casual but plush atmosphere feels organic, with earthy colors, polished woods and stacked stone. Start with one of the flatbreads, cracker-thin pizzas carpeted with precisely arranged toppings and baked in a super-hot brick oven. The menu achieves a good balance of seafood and meats. An artichoke-stuffed shrimp dish was succulent and redolent of sage, while wood-grilled T-bone lamb chops were perfectly cooked and remarkably tender. Save room for dessert without guilt: Seasons 52s Mini Indulgences are tiny treats red velvet cake, pumpkin mousse and much more served in large shot glasses. Theyre the perfect way to end a meal without going over the edge. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 2, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 RESERVATIONS REQUIREDLunch: Tue.-Sat. 12pm till 3pm Dinner: Daily 5:pm till closed 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008VerginaRestaurant.com Be part of... THE BEST NEW YEARS EVE PARTY in Naples, with MELVIN & GLORIA LIVE till 2:00am MAKE A RESERVATION NOW!Vergina is open for Dinner... New Years Day, January 1st Taste of Brazil a tantalizing event for a good causeIf youre planning to attend the Guadalupe Centers Taste of Brazil on Wednesday, Jan. 16, Im happy to provide a preview of whats in store at least from the culinary standpoint at this worthy fundraiser. The planning committee was kind enough to invite me to the pre-event tasting last week, and what Dinners by Design chef/ owner Mark Guilbault created was deliciously authentic. Guests will begin with a caipirinha, Brazils national cocktail, made with cachaca (sugar cane rum), lime and club soda, along with hors doeuvres such as feijoada (traditional pulled pork and black beans) in phyllo, coconut fried shrimp, pao de queijo (warm cheese-bread rounds), crab cakes and smoked chicken cornucopias. A dramatically plated salad of mesclun and microgreens with citrus vinaigrette starts dinner and is followed by filet mignon and grilled prawn with chimichurri (a savory sauce full of herbs), sweet potato gratin and chive-tied haricots verts and red pepper bundles. And dessert? Well let that be a surprise. What I can tell you is that event co-chairs Alice Arena and Sue Dillon and their dedicated volunteers are planning an exciting carnaval-style event beneath a massive tent at Naples Botanical Garden. Besides dinner, there will be live music as well as live and silent auctions. And, of course, it benefits a great charity that provides early childhood education, after-school programs, scholarships and more for Immokalee children. Tickets are $500. To reserve a spot, call Lisa Morse at 657-7711 or e-mail lmorse@ guadalupecenter.org.Opening up around town Fish Restaurant has opened in the Village of Venetian Bay. Its the second restaurant in the same complex by Sal Sinzieri, who also owns MiraMare Italian Ristorante. As the straightforward name suggests, the new waterfront establishment fittingly features simply prepared seafood and sushi. Signature dishes include Hawaiian ceviche and peekytoe meat crab, jumbo crab cakes, a variety of grilled fish, as well as organic vegetables and six choices of potatoes. Theres a full bar. Fish is open 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily for lunch, 4-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday for dinner. Call 263-3474 for reservations. Scallywags Steak and Burger House is doing a brisk business in the space previously occupied by Sweet Mamas Island Cuisine and Mr. Moms Diner before that. Its owned by Cloyde Pate and his son, Nate. The Pates are veteran restaurateurs, with the senior Mr. Pate starting such successful spots as The Veranda in Fort Myers and Naples institutions including Cloydes Steak and Lobster House in the Village on Venetian Bay and Picadilly Pub. Scallywags is at 3560 U.S. 41 E. Open Monday through Saturday, it serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner 5-10 p.m. Call 300-0272. Famous Daves has taken over the Gulf Coast Town Center space left vacant by Vapianos. It serves a variety of barbecued meats and accompaniments just like the one in south Fort Myers. Its open 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 332-1048. Cheddars, just around the corner from Famous Daves at the corner of Alico Road and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, has opened and is serving seafood, steak, salads and a variety of comfort fare. Its at 10040 University Plaza. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m.midnight Friday and Saturday. Call 561-3618. Cook up something new in 2013Start the New Year by learning some new cooking tricks at The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Call 514-4663 to reserve a spot. Heres a look at some of the creative classes planned for January: Saturday, Jan. 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Farmers Market soup and salad. See how to use items just gathered from the farmers market to make a chopped salad and quick tomato-vegetable soup; $30. Thursday, Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m. Quick and healthy comfort food dinners. Learn to make three high-flavor, low-fat everyday meals including quick seafood paella and healthy spinach and sundried tomato risotto; $60. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m. Bistro rendezvous for two. Bring a loved one or friend and learn how to prepare a Parisian bistro meal that includes French endive and goat cheese salad as well as duck leg confit and mocha pots de creme; $65. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m. Basic Bombay. Discover how to use the flavors of India in dishes such as shallow poached salmon with yogurt-cucumber raita, Indian spiced chickpea-tomato salad and lentil and ride with turmeric and cumin; $60.Chez Boet owners host French tripIf spending a week exploring Paris, Aixen-Provence and cruising on the Rhone River sounds appealing, Chez Boet owners Lisa and Philippe Boet invite you to join them on just such a trip next June. The couple will host a reception at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at their restaurant, at 755 12th Ave. S., to discuss the trip and answer questions. To reserve a spot at the reception, call Ms. Boet at 595-7002. Short subjects The fourth annual Ziggy Dicks BBQ Cook-Off & Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4-5, at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. Sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association, its a family affair, running 6-10 p.m. Jan. 4 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 5, with food, music and awards. Tickets are $5 and are sold the day of the event. Its sponsored by the Rotary Club of Naples Bay Foundation as a benefit for Collier County childrens charities. For details, visit www.ziggydicksbbq. com. Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar welcomes Miguel Cruz as the new chef partner for the Naples restaurant. A native of Puerto Rico, he began his culinary career there before moving to Orlando, where he worked at The Peabody Orlando, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Gaylord Palms and The Waldorf Astoria. Flemings is at 8985 Tamiami Trail N. Call 598-2424. LOrient chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin has created a weekly tasting menu that incorporates diverse flavors and spices of the season. A five-course meal is $55 per person. The restaurant is at Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. S. Call 530-5110 or visit www.lorientnaples.com. Send items to cuisine@floridaweekly. com. a C d o C I karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com CUISINE Chef Mark Guibault, owner of Dinners by Design, plates the filet and prawn entree planned for Guadalupe Centers Taste of Brazil fundraiser. KAREN FELDMAN / COURTESY PHOTOSRight: A dramatic salad starts off the colorful meal that will feature South American flavors.
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