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Businesses blessedAngel investors select cream of the crop. B1 Undercover HistorianCollier County Museum enjoys a long history of supportive Friends. A21 www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. V, No. 31 FREE WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A18 CLUB NOTES A20 PETS A22 NETWORKING B6-7 REAL ESTATE B8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B24 BOOK REVIEW C7 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C12 ANTIQUES C14 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. INSIDE Chiming in on name changeArts writer Nancy Stetson offers her opinion. C8 Punk BroadwayGreen Days rock opera American Idiot headed to the Mann Hall. C1 Vol. IV, No. 42 FREE best2013 Heres to the people, places and things that make Southwest Florida so special. Special Section >> THEIR LABELS WERE SIMPLE TO START WITH, BEFORE we ever came along: Made (or customized) in the U.S.A., defined as chromosome X. They raised us within the strictures of those two imperatives, American and woman. They were young once, too, as difficult as that might be for us to imagine, on occasion. We looked at them only in relation to our own expanding universes, at first. They were, and they remain, our moms. But they also proved to be determined forces for good in their own rights, as the luminaries and leaders reveal who spoke with us about their moms on the advent of Mothers Day, 2013.SEE MOTHERS, A8 BY SCOTT SIMMONS AND ROGER WILLIAMSssimmons@ oridaweekly.com rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com www.FloridaWeekl y .co m SPECIAL PULLOUT SECTION PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY BY ssi m rw

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WINE My dear J,Let me become, only for this moment, more than just a rounded and eternally grinning uncle, bald and mild and safe, communing with you at family parties by sharing a polite hug and little else but the affected murmurs of affirmation. Let me become, instead, an invocator. You will have other invocators who stand before you in funny hats and gowns at your graduation May 18, and they will say the things that should be said to you. I will not. Since I know who you are, I also know that you can take it bad advice. Or put another way, advice to be bad. To journey to bad places, to do bad things. This is what the best people do, and I consider you one of the best. Dont say you havent been told, because Im telling you here: Be bad. I remember the first time I saw your magnificent potential to be bad, and took hope. You threw a wild tantrum at your aunts 40th birthday celebration in front of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and various upstanding members of the community. You exploded. Your resistance to the status quo was so fierce and prolonged that you had to be carted away home by a grim and longsuffering law enforcement officer, otherwise known as a parent, caterwauling all the way like an enraged feline. Many wondered that day if you needed therapy or a drug regimen. In that instance, you demonstrated beyond a credible doubt your extraordinary potential to avoid being sucked into the maw of mere convention: of Sunday-go-tochurch niceties, of country-club manners, of sugar and spice and everything nice, of the banal and pedestrian willingness to spend life at a shopping mall and define success as (first) never truly standing out, and (second) being merely comfortable. Comfort is the enemy, J, always. Especially if its the ultimate goal. The strongest cultural current you face in this river of American life will push you ceaselessly toward the vacuous depths of mere comfort, where many are swept and many drown. The same is true of mere etiquette. In itself, its an enemy draped around you without thought, like a flirty garment from Charlotte Russe, one that everybody else wears, too, or would if they could. Thats why, at your aunts recent 50th birthday soiree, I was hoping desperately that you would repeat your performance at her 40th. I wanted an encore of sorts from you, this time as an 18-year-old. You didnt offer one, sadly, because no one gave you the chance. But I noticed something promising: your potential to be bad is alive and well. I heard a parent say to you, I really dont want you to go into forensics. Once, she might have issued an imperative: You Will Not Go Into Forensics. Even so even with that wiggle room you have now established for yourself in almost everything from clothes to boys to careers you wrinkled your nose dangerously. Then somehow, without so much as moving an eyebrow or even frowning, you rearranged your face to suggest that a nuclear explosion somewhere in the 100-megaton range was not entirely out of the question.That may be the Sicilian in you, from your mothers side although you have fire (and love, w hich is often not comfortable, by the way) in you from both sides, thank God. I dont care what side it comes from, however. I dont care what corner of the genetic map, or what direction on the compass it represents. Let me encourage and applaud it, this fiery potential in you to be bad. Other people, after all, may not face up to blood, which they see as bad (so they dont have to, do they?). Other people may not seek justice by analyzing the physical evidence of tyranny and injustice by analyzing brutalized anatomical matter, or microscopic detritus, or the characteristics of spent bullets or bomb fragments or DNA or any other trappings of crime. Other people may not be able to deal with the dark side, in other words. Its not a comfortable place. Its a very bad place, and bad places are uncomfortable. But you are not other people. You arent afraid of engaging the bad, although I dont think you underestimate it. (Please dont.) In the society that you now own as an adult American, and in the life that is now wholly and solely yours as a single woman, many other things are also considered bad by many people, especially middle-aged adults.Its bad not to always have a plan. Its bad not to always appear perfectly coiffed and made up (especially for a woman. Why is that?) Its bad to get dirty, to sweat, to define success as something more than monetary, to love somebody who isnt comfortably appointed in ambition, upbringing, religion, color, culture, career, income or family status.Its bad to show too much tolerance or compassion for those who are stupid or poor or make the wrong choices. Thats considered a knock-kneed, flower-waving weakness, and its bad. Its bad to talk about politics or religion at the dinner table, or to be rude on occasion when circumstances merit it, or to break with the rules or customs of sororities or fraternities of any kind formal or informal because you think that what theyre doing stinks, and they think you stink for thinking it. Its bad to travel where youve been told not to, or pick up what youve been told to put down, or defend those youve been told (by the powerful currents in American culture) to assault. Its bad to take risks, and the naysayers are right about one thing: doing so is not only uncomfortable, but dangerous. Steve Irwin, the wildlife expert and environmentalist you admired as a young teenager, was bad to the bone and it got him killed. But so what? Should he have become an accountant or a strip-mall developer or a bean counter? You know what Im going to tell you, in the end but not at your graduation party next week, where I will smile benignly and practice good etiquette. Be bad, J, always. Be very bad. And love, R. COMMENTARYInvocation to a graduate e y b p m c rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.com Reporters & ColumnistsKaren Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Athena Ponushis Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Maureen Sullivan-Hartung Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Nick Bear Paul Heinrich Rebecca Robinson Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan nryan@floridaweekly.com Cori Higgins chiggins@floridaweekly.com Aron Hubers ahubers@floridaweekly.com Sales and Marketing AssistantCarolyn AhoBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis pgaddis@floridaweekly.com Jeffrey Cull jcull@floridaweekly.com Jim Dickerson jdickerson@floridaweekly.com Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2013 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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 richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe Obama/Clinton reparations amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Abraham Carpenter Jr., a farmer in Grady, Ark., has more insight into human nature than the average sociologist. Anytime you are going to throw money up in the air, he told The New York Times, you are going to have people acting crazy. Carpenter is quoted in an astonishing 5,000-word Times expose on the federal governments wildly profligate program to compensate minority and women farmers for alleged discrimination. The government rigged the game against itself and in favor of anyone claiming taxpayers dollars. The enormous scam was set in motion by a 1997 class-action lawsuit called Pigford v. Glickman, with black farmers alleging that the Department of Agriculture discriminated against them in allocating loans. The Government Accountability Office and the Agriculture Department found no evidence of ongoing discrimination, but black farmers had been treated unfairly in the past. This injustice became the predicate for officially sanctioned fraud amounting to reparations for non-white, non-male farmers.The Clinton administration decided on a $1 billion settlement, more a political decision than a litigation decision, one lawyer told the Times. The presiding judge expanded the definition of claimants to include anyone who had attempted to farm, and no written complaint of discrimination was necessary. The judge wanted to set up a mechanism to provide those class members with little or no documentary evidence with a virtually automatic cash payment of $50,000. He succeeded brilliantly. Staff from lawyers offices filled out forms for claimants at mass meetings. People filled out applications for their kids. Entire families filled out applications. Most applicants had never received any loans, making it impossible to check the record to verify their claims. The Times examined 16 ZIP codes in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina, and found that the number of successful claimants exceeded the total number of farms operated by people of any race in 1997, the year the lawsuit was filed. Those applicants received nearly $100 million. In Little Rock, Ark., 10 members of one extended family reaped a cool half a million dollars.Tens of thousands of applicants missed the 1999 deadline of the original suit. Their claims were probably even weaker than the original ones. But as a senator, Barack Obama supported paying the late applicants, and as president, he successfully sought another $1.15 billion for the purpose. Other groups felt left out of the bonanza. Lawyers at the Justice Department thought that they were winning a court battle with Hispanic and female farmers. That didnt matter. Political appointees at the Justice and Agriculture Departments, the Times writes, engineered a stunning turnabout: they committed $1.33 billion to compensate not just the 91 plaintiffs but thousands of Hispanic and female farmers who had never claimed bias in court. The Pigford case is like something out of a Tom Wolfe novel. It is a tale of special-interest pleading and of the politicians who give in to it (at first, Barack Obama wanted to pander to rural blacks, then he needed to do catch-up pandering to Hispanics). It is a story of greedy lawyers and hapless bureaucrats. It is equally ludicrous and dismaying. Take a good long look, and then recoil. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Mission accomplished? Pregnant anti-war soldier sent to prisonUltimately, the success of the nation depends on the character of its citizens. So said George W. Bush in his speech at the dedication of his presidential library in Texas last week. The library officially opened to the public May 1, the 10th anniversary of his famous Mission Accomplished speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, anchored just off the coast of San Diego. President Bush, in his remarks at the library, along with President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and others, all failed to mention the word Iraq. Violence in Iraq surged this April. In waves of attacks and counterattacks that resembled the high point of sectarian violence there from 2006 to 2008, 460 people were killed, and 1,219 people were injured, mostly civilians. At least 13 were killed on May 1, portending an equally violent month. Amid this ongoing violence, a young, pregnant soldier has been sent to prison this week for desertion. She refused to return to the war in Iraq back in 2007. Pfc. Kimberly Rivera first deployed to Iraq in 2006. She guarded the gate at Forward Operating Base Loyalty in eastern Baghdad at a time when the base was under constant attack. She said of the experience: I had a huge awakening seeing the war as it truly is: People losing their lives for greed of a nation, and the effects on the soldiers who come back with new problems such as nightmares, anxieties, depression, anger, alcohol abuse, missing limbs and scars from burns. Some dont come back at all. Her attorney, James Branum, who defends soldiers who resist deployment, told me: She felt that she morally could not do what she was asked to do; at the same time, she realized that she would put other soldiers in danger if she didnt pull the trigger when the time came. She talked to a chaplain about it. The chaplain largely pushed her aside, did not give her the counsel that she really needed. The chaplain should have advised her that she could apply to be a conscientious objector. Not knowing what her options were, while on leave in Texas in January 2007, Kimberly decided she could not return to war. With her husband, Mario, and their two young children, she drove to Canada, and settled in Toronto as she sought refugee status. She and Mario had two more children there. Canada has a long tradition as a refuge for war resisters. During the Vietnam War, tens of thousands (the exact number is unknown) of young men fled the U.S. to avoid the draft, refusing to fight. After the war, most were granted amnesty and returned home. In 2004, Jeremy Hinzman became the first U.S. soldier known to flee there in opposition to the Iraq War. The War Resisters Support Campaign was formed in Toronto shortly thereafter. At least 11 have been granted permanent residency in Canada, recognizing their refugee status. Kimberly Rivera has this groups support, along with that of members of the Canadian Parliament, Amnesty International and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Despite the precedent and the outpouring of support, the Canadian government denied her refugee application. She turned herself in to U.S. authorities at the border on Sept. 20, 2012. At her recent court-martial at Fort Carson in Colorado, the judge sentenced her to 14 months imprisonment, which was lowered to 10 months based on a plea agreement. James Branum said of the sentence: The prosecutor at trial said that he asked the judge to give a harsh sentence to send a message to the war resisters in Canada. Many other resisters receive little jail time or no jail time. And people that desert, generally, over 90 percent do no jail time at all. And so, we feel that Kim was singled out. Kimberly Rivera refused to shoot at children in Iraq. She had the courage to dissent, to resist. Now she sits in prison, pregnant, away from her husband, Mario, and four young children: Christian, 11; Rebecca, 8; Katie, 5; and Gabriel, 2. George W. Bush was right when he said that the success of the nation depends on the character of its citizens citizens, that is, like Kimberly Rivera. 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 co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller.

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DANIAL DANNY REESEIN MEMORIAMKEEP ON ROCKIN AUGUST 24, 1951 APRIL 28, 2013

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 As senior vice president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Brenda OConnor provides leadership and oversight for more than 100 programs designed to support the chambers membership. The job requires interaction with people from all sectors of the business community, from small business owners and managers to CEOs, and also with local elected officials and her fellow staff members. Brendas solid commitment to the Chamber, to the Naples community and to each of the numerous organizations with which she is involved is a testament to her philosophy of living a life founded on doing for others and unselfishly giving of herself, her time and talents. The oldest of three children, Brenda had what she describes as an Ozzie and Harriet family life growing up in a small town southwest of Chicago. One of her favorite activities was putting together shows in the basement, recruiting kids from the neighborhood to play various roles in her productions. Her parents raised Irish setters for show, and Brenda traveled with them to dog shows around the country, winning her share of ribbons for junior showmanship. Following graduation from Eastern Illinois University, where she majored in marketing and fashion merchandising and served as social chair of the Sigma Kappa sorority, she went to work in retail management. Over the course of 23 years, she worked for five different companies, including The Limited, Gap and Chicos, which she left in 2002 when an opportunity to join the Chamber presented itself. She became senior vice president in 2005. Her community involvement includes serving on the board for the Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County and on the resource development committee for Youth Haven and the community advisory board for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. She is on the board of ArtsNaples World Festival and belongs to the Womens Philanthropic Network, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Collier County. When it comes to community involvement, some people find one passion, one organization to support, which is wonderful, she says. Some, like me, tend to get involved in a few different initiatives and hope to make a contribution to each. Either way, the adage you get back what you put in is absolutely true. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. I i a K r 2 bobHARDEN e-mail: bob@bobharden.com PROFILES IN PARADISEChamber executive makes helping others her business Talking points with Brenda OConnorAs a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? First Lady of the United States. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Producing a web-based business and lifestyle program centric to Collier County. I think we are relevant enough to have our own coverage of what goes on here on the Paradise Coast, and often there is not enough. Guilty pleasures: Singing Broadway tunes in the car, hoping there is no one next to me at a light that I know (its a small town, you know). Next vacation destination: Lake Placid, N.Y. One thing on your bucket list: Spending a week at The Plaza in New York City, immersed in theater, dining, museums and well, OK, maybe shopping. Something thats been on your mind: There needs to be a more cohesive approach to how we make human services available to those who need them. We have a plethora of wonderful nonpro ts, but I think there is some duplication of efforts. Something your mother was right about: Oatmeal is good for you. What makes you laugh? Make that who, and the answer is my husband, Patrick. Last book you read: Winter of the World, by Ken Follett Something youll never understand: Reality television. Pet peeve: People who travel on airplanes looking like they just got out of bed. Please, lose the sweats and comb your hair. High school job: I worked at a clothing store in Joliet, Ill., as a senior in high school. I was probably supposed to be saving for college, but I will just say I had a great wardrobe when I got there. What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: When in more urban areas my husband and I nd ourselves saying Wow, you wont see THAT in Naples! We really live in a wonderful bubble here for the most part. FREE WITH A$40 Grocery OrderColombia Crest Grand Merlot 750 ml.While supplies last. 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Call now to schedule an appointment: North, Central and East Naples: 239-430-3668 www.NaplesPodiatrist.com DR. LAM FACFAS, DABPS DR. LEE DPM DR. TIMM AACFAS, DABLES DR. ADARVE DPM ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS: If you said yes to 2 or more we realize you need to see us now! 1. Child ever had heel pain 2. Child stop running or walking due to foot pain 3. No arch noted on a wet foot print 4. Child always wanting to be carried / does not want to walk (239) 430-3668 Research says, if you dont treat your child with at foot, over 25% will need surgery or deal with chronic knee and heel pain. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 A7 Help Stamp Out Hunger by giving to U.S. Postal Service food driveLetter carriers with the U.S. Postal Service will collect food left at residential mailboxes across America on Saturday, May 11. Postal customers are asked to put nonperishable items in their mailboxes or in a bag attached to the mailbox. Volunteers are welcome to help with two aspects of the food collection: Drivers who can follow letter carriers on their routes and help pick up donations, and workers who can help with a preliminary sorting of the food at the collection site. Food collected in Collier County will be distributed by Collier Harvest; Lee County donations will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies. Items suitable for donation include canned soups and vegetables, pasta, beans, rice, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, tuna and canned fruit. To help letter carriers with their pickups May 11, cont act Jesse Costin in Collier County at 643-4716 or Debi Mitchell in Lee County at 573-9638. To sign up to help sort food, contact Kim Berghs at The United Way, 433-2000, ext. 260, or Bedzaida Bryen at the Harry Chapin Food Bank, 334-7007, ext. 141. Diamond engagement ring will go to last man (or woman) standingMark Loren Designs is calling for entries of soon-to-be betrothed couples who have compelling love stories and exceptional endurance. It will be a romantic competition of Romeos and/ or Juliets who think they can outlast others by keeping their hand, without moving it, on a pedestal holding a customdesigned diamond engagement ring in Mr. Lorens jewelry gallery at Mercato. A Ring Within Reach contest judges will choose six contestants for the chance to compete for the diamond ring. Entries are due by midnight Friday, May 24; the six winners will be announced on May 30 and after a mandatory orientation the evening of June 6, they will assume their places at the pedestal at 4 p.m. Friday, June 7. Last years winner, Neal Tuley of Lynchburg, Va., stood for 28 hours. Contestants can find the entry form at www.marklorendesigns.com. Completed forms can be e-mailed, faxed or delivered in person to Mark Loren Designs at Mercato in North Naples or in Fort Myers at 13551 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. For more information, visit the website above or call 4824664. Let Our Family Protect YoursOur Talented, Experienced Staff and Crews Make UsSouthwest Floridas Most Trusted Hurricane Protection TeamOur business is protecting your family.4160 Corporate Square Naples, FL 34104 www.StormForce1.com 239.261.5495

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 They loved the arts, or quiet domesticity, or sports, or the community of neighborhood and church, or the simple value of hard work, or the magnificent and flawed nation which made them more than patriots (from the Latin word patria, for father). They also taught us how to be matriots. Here, you can meet them through the eyes of their children: Florida Gov. Rick Scott; Florida CFO Jeff Atwater; philanthropist and business leader Gail Markham; U.S. Rep Tom Rooney; and Lee Memorial Health System president and CEO Jim Nathan. The lives of these magnificent women were not always easy. But their lessons, passed through their accomplished children, become ours. FLORIDA GOVERNORLook in the dictionary under controversial and the definition may well include a little engraving of Floridas governor, Rick Scott. When he came into office in 2010 he rode the wave of a conservative reaction to Barack Obama and to the Democratic Party. His mother, Esther, was with him each step of the way to the Governors Mansion. He has been in office two years, and has adopted a more centrist position along the way. Esther Scott died of an infection in November at age 84. She went to the (Republican National Convention) in August and I didnt get to go because of Hurricane Isaac. People called to say I needed to get her to go to bed earlier because she was keeping them out late, the governor said. Mrs. Scott was enthusiastic. She was so excited when she traveled on the campaign and got to do the campaign ads, he said. Videotaping her proved challenging, though. She wanted to be perfect, and soon as shed quit the ad, shed turn and look at the guy with the camera and ask how shed done, he said. She was a happy, fun person. It was not always happy or fun for Mrs. Scott. She was a good mom. She was a neat person. She had a tough life. She was going through a divorce when I was born. She almost put my brother and me up for adoption, Gov. Scott said by phone from Tallahassee. Mrs. Scott did keep the family going to church regularly, and made sure the kids had jobs. She was thrifty, too. She knew how to stretch every dime, Gov. Scott said. The governor also said his mom spared the rod, but not the yardstick. She had a yardstick and she had no problem using it. I got plenty of use out of it, he said. He outgrew the yardstick and moved onto other things. He joined the Navy, then founded Columbia Hospital Corp., which later merged with Hospital Corporation of America. He resigned that job amid controversy over the companys business and Medicare billing practices. Through it all, Esther Scott stood by him. He and his wife, Ann, bought two doughnut businesses in his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., and his mom ran them. And thanks to her son, she traveled the world. She had Facebook fans all over the world. She went to Africa and Antarctica. She was a fun person and she loved people, he said. Whenever he wants to think of his mom, Gov. Scott plays her favorite song, Bill Bailey, Wont You Please Come Home, recorded by Patsy Cline. I think of her every day. I think the hardest thing when you lose your mom is that you cant talk to her every day, he said. FLORIDAS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERThere was no stopping Patricia Hardee Atwater. Ask anyone who lived in northern Palm Beach County back in the 1960s and 0s and they will have a story to tell of how Mrs. Atwater taught them how to play tennis or how she inspired them to read. First off, shes tireless. We watched her do everything. She tried to fix everything, do everything, said Jeff Atwater, Mrs. Atwaters son and the states CFO. She is a tenacious, tireless woman. She would take on yard projects, house projects. She volunteered for everything we did. Her can-do attitude served the village of North Palm Beach well. She, with three or four other mothers decided we needed a library. She went door to door and went to businesses seeking contributions, he said. And the end result? It was just wonderful to ride my bike up to it and see my mother with these other mothers standing at the podium at the ribbon-cutting and with these politicians with them who told them they couldnt do it and they had done it, he said. Mrs. Atwater loves to read and wanted to instill a love of learning in her six children. One of her strong attractions to learning was reading, so she was always encouraging us to read things of substance about historical events, Mr. Atwater said. She always challenged her children, to be bold and make life meaningful. And Mrs. Atwater did just that. Once her children were in school, she took up tennis. Then she started teaching it. She starts teaching tennis at the YMCA, which was out on RCA Boulevard. Im telling you, by the thousands, all summer long, she had morning sessions, late afternoon sessions. I was just astounded at the stamina she had, Mr. Atwater said. It was a paid position, but it wasnt for the money. Indeed, her fundraising skills came in handy at the YMCA. She could talk people into donating racquets and balls. She got Jack Nicklaus to donate a van so she could take kids to competitions. I was just astounded, he said. I will be at events even in Lake Worth and someone will say to me, Your mom taught me tennis. That helped him get votes. I went knocking door to door in 1999 when I was running for state legislature. I knocked at the door, and the woman said, Im going to vote for you. Your mother taught me tennis. She would walk door to door with me as a candidate, he said. Patricia Atwater will turn 88 in July. Until recently, she would drive a red convertible, put the top down and play patriotic music. She was very much a patriot. We were all required to be sure we understood the basic documents of the country, Mr. Atwater said. He treasures the time with her, especially Mothers Day. He will be in Ocala the night before, speaking at a dinner, but you can bet he will make a beeline home to Palm Beach County. My guess is that she and I will be at 10:30 Mass. We always try to do breakfast, and if Im lucky, she and I are going to play some catch. We put on our Cardinals colors and play catch and Im sure well be having fun, he said. Thats if she doesnt wear him out. She is as relentless and tireless today as she ever was. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, 17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTCongressman Tom Rooney didnt learn what it takes to achieve an ideal from the U.S. Army, where he and his wife, Tara, both served as officers and JAGs (lawyers). He didnt learn it from college or law school, or even from the sports teams he devoted himself to as a boy growing up in Philadelphia. Instead, he learned it from his mother, Sandy Rooney, whose combination of virtues and determination became part of his mind and soul at an early age, he says. It was just how she did things that branded him permanently. It was what she thought and what she expected. My mom had seven children in 10 years, Rep. Rooney says. Shes probably the strongest woman Ive ever met, and I appreciate that now more than ever. The congressman has three children of his own now, along with another strong woman and mother, his wife Tara. But when Tara is gone even for a brief time, leaving him in charge of the kids, understanding comes quickly and vividly. I wonder, How did my mother do that? he admits. Being in that house was crazy, loud, noisy a lot of us were playing sports. And we never really worried about what other people thought that was a positive. Rep. Rooneys grandfather managed horses, and his father managed horses and horse tracks throughout Pennsylvania. That left his mother to man the home front. At the dinner table, he recalls, it was always very loud, and talk usually revolved around sports and sometimes politics. She would put MOTHERSFrom page 1 r dhe rn 19 60s y to tel l e m how r ed them We watch ed t o fix ever yJe ff Atwater he states CFO es s woman. S he je cts, house pro jd for evd e o f ch hr ee ot her de d we b ra ry. She to door an d u si ne sses seeki ng he s ai d. ri de my wi th c h Co M y guess is :3 0 Mass. We a lw ay st and if Im lucky, sh e an g to play some catch. We p ut o n Ca rdinals colors and play catch and I m su re well be having fun, he said. Th ats if she doesnt wear him out S he is as relentless and tireless tod ay as she ever was. no is y And we n e other peop le t ho ti ve Rep. Rooneys gran df at he horses, and his father manag ed h and horse tracks throughout Pe nn sy l vania. That left his mother to man t he home front. At the dinner table, he recalls, it was always very loud, a nd talk usually revolved around sports and sometimes politics. She would put Bill Ho t h e mo d a y R m o w a da U n c o pa w e de c o p e s p h e B e 1 0 fas i a s t x o s e e t Esther and Rick Scott Patricia and Jeff Atwater Tara Rooney and Toms mom, Sandy

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 NEWS A9 a full gallon of vitamin D milk on the table, the fully leaded kind, and by the time we finished it would be gone. For all the commotion, she had no problem keeping everybody in line. She was chief law enforcement officer of the house, the congressman notes. If you got a bad grade, you thought, Oh my god, whats my mom going to think? You werent worried about what Dad would think, as much. It was a large Irish-Catholic family, and she was the force. Youre always trying to please your dad, cause you want him to be proud, but to this day, most of what I want to do subconsciously, probably, is try to please my mother. She had that ineffable quality that marries both tolerance and strict accord with principals a quality that may characterize Rep. Rooneys particular brand of conservative, thinking politics. Even though my mom was very strict in terms of school and going to church, he recalls, she was also the one who tried to build idealism into us kids the notion that you could be anything you wanted to be, in life. My dad was like, Youre never going to play in the NFL because youre not fast enough. He was more pragmatic, he was a realist, and he was right. But mom was like, Well, you never know. If you work hard enough, anythings possible. Without her, he never could have achieved what he has, including in public life, he insists. It would have been easier to take a softer way, but she really lit that fire under us. She would say, The worst thing that can happen is you fail. So what? And nobodys failed. Two other siblings are in public life, too one a state legislator in Penn sylv ania, and the other a staffer for Michigans Gov. Rick Snyder. And on this Mothers Day, his remarkable mom will get to look back and look down on all that from a perch in the Pocono Mountains of central Penn sylvania, where Rep. Rooneys parents retreat from their retirement home in Palm Beach Gardens from time to time. And if time in his busy Washington schedule allows, he and his family will be there with her on Sunday, no doubt talking sports, talking politics, and drinking a lot of milk at the dinner table. PRESIDENT AND CEO OF LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMJim Nathan is a scrapper, a fighter, a calculating strategist, an eloquent apologist and a seemingly tireless worker, all of which he may have learned by watching his mother, Mary Clark Nathan Weisinger, care for his father, who was plagued by illness through almost 40 years of marriage. The way she did it in some ways reflects the way Mr. Nathan has built and maintained the states largest public hospital system that operates without a single cent of taxpayer money. While my mom was not a trained nurse, she spent most of her life caring for my dad, who I often refer to as a professional patient since he had so many medical complications throughout their 39-year marriage, he recalls. Among those was tuberculosis, and always, Mary was there for him. My moms medical acumen and care for my dad was impressive, because she learned on the job, Mr. Nathan notes. Although he views his father as his true mentor, he took a page from his mothers book, creating one of the most successful public hospital systems in the state or nation, by learning on the job. His mothers life, meanwhile, would include another long marriage and another call for selfless devotion and on-the-job medical care and that came after a difficult childhood punctuated by tragedy. When Mom was 12, her brother, who was 13, was accidentally killed while playing baseball, which was his love. At a young age he was already well known in Cincinnati, and played the bugle at Cincinnati Reds baseball games, Mr. Nathan recounts. Soon after her brother died, her father also passed away, leaving Mary mostly on her own. She was told that unlike her brother she would never amount to anything because she had difficulties as a student, Mr. Nathan says. It wasnt until decades later when my wife, Karen, and my son, Zach, were diagnosed with dyslexia that my mom realized she, too, had a learning disability. It was not that she couldnt learn, but that she learned differently. And she took that recognition, and huge natural ability into her second marriage with a retired literature professor a 16-year union that stretched for 13 years before he faced a final threeyear journey, as Mr. Nathan puts it, with cancer. Once again, he remembers, she became the caregiver. Even with all the adversity she faced, she often said how lucky she was to have two men in her life, when as a teenager she never thought she would have a family to love. And remarkably especially given the stresses that illness can create in families she loved hers with an unblemished evenness that Mr. Nathan couldnt understand until he asked her about it. One time I told my mom that she and my dad had done me a disservice by shielding their arguments from me, he explains. She was shocked that I would say this. She explained that they never argued. I pushed back, and then she told me that they only ever had one argument: He was so sick, he felt he could not eat and she became upset with him for not eating. All of which, thanks to his mother, may suggest why Jim Nathan is not only the most devoted and knowledgeable of hospital leaders in practical terms American health care is his troubled patient, and hes had to learn on the job but also among the most empathetic when it comes to individual patients, and the stresses they face. FOUNDER OF MARKHAM, NORTON, MOSTELLER, WRIGHT & COMPANY Gail Markham is speaking in the soft tones of a Southern accent call it St. Petersburg, but it could be many places that belies the toughness and grit she and her mother, Peggy MacDonald, have both shown in overcoming hardship to lead full and rewarding lives. My mother was a Southern lady, born in Virginia, and she moved to Saint Petersburg when she was little, which is where I was born, Ms. Markham recalls. She had four children by the time she was 23, and as a girl I remember being always very together. She was and she still is gorgeous. I never saw her lose her cool with those kids she handled the whole situation much better than I would have. The whole situation was also the worst situation Peggys husband, Gails father, was a smart, charming, charismatic and very abusive alcoholic, she explains. She was the typical wife and mother of the 1950s my father was king of the household and sole provider, and he made sure she was captive. She wasnt allowed to go to school or work, so it was very difficult. The family suffered economically and moved a lot. Finally, after Ms. Markhams father had moved them to Texas, a final explosion occurred in the household she was 15 at the time, the second oldest. After hed stormed out of the house, my mother called a meeting of us kids, and she said, We have to make a decision. We can either stay here and have some good times and some bad times, or we can leave and have peace. Well be poor, but well have peace. I will make you that promise. We chose peace, she says. So Peggy moved her children back to Florida, asked relatives to care for them for a few months while she got started, took her first ever job as a files clerk making about $55 a week, and relied on her own mother for a little help. My grandmother helped by putting down $100 on a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, Ms. Markham recalls. Payments were like $79 a month, my mother could tell you exactly. And the family moved in. That house created the stability my mother had promised. It was my mothers house, not my fathers. And we were poor, but we had peace. That immense gift is why this week Ms. Markham and her team has just finished raising $10,000 in the 00 by 100 challenge grant to support A Habitat for Humanity program called Womenbuild designed to help women just like Ms. Markhams mother if anyone could be like Ms. Markhams mother. She got the house, she got her children back together, she eventually became an administrative assistant and then an executive secretary, and at night she always had a second job, typing envelopes or something. How do you describe such a person? Shes a survivor, Ms. Markham says. Despite all the horrible things that happened to her, she never gave up. She was a wonderful role model for me, and now Im a certified family mediator. And now Peggy MacDonald, an unvanquished 83, is spending Mothers Day with the family, which is where the circle began, and ends, for her. Im taking her, my aunt Betty Joe and my sister to a house in the mountains in Georgia, says Ms. Markham. Rain or shine, it promises to be peaceful. t e d b fo e l e l t o ma on t i n on r e mo ex my mo we we BY ROGER WILLIAMSSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe Hertz Corp. will move its corporate headquarters and about 700 jobs paying an average of $102,000 in annual salaries to Lee County. Last year, Hertz, the Fortune 500 company with offices in 145 countries, was ranked the second-largest car buyer among U.S. rental companies. Along with Hertz officials, Bob Ball, the dynamic, now white-sideburned executive director of the Lee County Port Authority, made the announcement Tuesday from Southwest Florida International Airport. The companys headquarters will be in Estero. The deal has been shrouded in secrecy when the Lee County Commission voted last month to provide a $4 million incentive to Hertz to lure it to the area. It has taken Mr. Ball two decades to create one of the top 50 airports in the nation in passenger traffic, but one that probably ranks at the top for convenience, comfort, safety and quick in-and-out accessibility. Out of 429 commercial air-carrier airports, this one offers the 22nd largest market for car rentals, he says. You dont see super shuttles going to hotels much here because our territory is spread out, from Marco up to Sarasota, and with a lot of islands. Not only that, but everything in Mr. Balls RSW is a seed of sorts, planned organically from the beginning to grow like a sapling into a tree, without growing inconvenience and inefficiency. All of that, Hertz officials say, was part of the major appeal in its decision to move but a $4.6 million boost from Lee County and the promise of as much as $12 million more from the state probably didnt hurt, either. The Hertz decision is a huge feather in Mr. Balls hat (and the hats of many others who worked on the deal). But its only one feather. The story of this remarkable airport the story of many feathers, and of many significant challenges overcome will appear in next weeks Florida Weekly, when we look back 30 years at the little airport that could. And now does, and will, as a national and international player. Hertz signs on to bring jobs, cach to Lee County Peggy MacDonald and Gail Markham

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In a world where our differences seem more pronounced each day, Myrtle and her group embody the idea that we live in one world and have the common responsibility to care for and nurture it. When I look at the words on my Conservancy hat our water, land, wildlife, future the word our stands out. Recalling Buckminster Fuller, I think about how all of us are passengers on the Spaceship Earth, not only our only conveyance, but also our only home. If we do not protect it, we are not using our heads or, to use a Haitian expression Myrtle taught me: Our heads are full of coconut milk. Art Ritas is a volunteer at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 NEWS A11 FINAL DAYS!FORT MYERS:13170 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Phone: (239) 415-2800NAPLES:355 9th Street South, Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 732-2400 Store Hours: Mon Sat: 10am 6pm, Sun: Noon 5pmwww.RobbStuckyIntl.comPROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES LOW PRICE GUARANTEE CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS & FLOOR COVERINGS WORLDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE End-of-Season Sale prices are marked off MSRP. RSI never sells at MSRP; our prices are always lower. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, American Leather and other value collections excluded. RSI is not responsible for typographical errors. ALL HENREDON DINING50%OFF MSRPFOR A LIMITED TIME SAVE UP TO Featuring Aquisitions Paris American Walnut Dining Table$5,099 MSRP $2,549 SALESELECT HABERSHAM FURNITURE40%OFF MSRPFOR A LIMITED TIME SAVE UP TOSelect from Habershams American made, nely handcrafted breakfronts, sideboards, armoires, and more. END-OFSEASON SAVE UP TO 50% OFF CLEARANCE ITEMS THROUGHOUT THE STORE* Time for fun after class. Jacky, Joseph and Elizabeth learn about mangroves.Available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00Table for TwoSt. James Rattan Dining Table & Chairs

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A New Angle in Real Estate is Here!Formerly known as Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services, a new company is launched with a new angle. McQuaid & Company brings a new angle in Real Estate here in SW Florida. Tiany McQuaid the Broker of McQuaid & Company is moving her location to 464 Bayfront Place with a new and larger oce right on the bay! McQuaid & Company is a full service Real Estate company with Residential, Commercial and Rental divisions. McQuaid & Company provides strategic property solutions tailored to clients needs, combining many years of expertise in brokerage,real estate management, tenant advisory and exceptional marketing. McQuaid & Company provides clients with forward looking strategies that no other company can oer. McQuaid & Company has 15 professional agents and is lead by Tiany McQuaid the Broker in charge. Tiany originally from Akron, Ohio has built her business with dedication, passion and trust. Tiany has been a sales leader from 2006-2013 in Quail Creek Estates and is listed among one of the top agents in Naples every year. She takes great pride in her success and works very hard to be unique and give that Dierent Angle in her approach and will carry this philosophy over to her company. Integrity and perseverance dene her as a person and a professional. She is considered a Real Estate Expert by FOX4 and is called upon for any real estate news or stories. Tianys mentor is NBCs own Barbara Corcoran a real estate mogul and TV personality on the hit show Shark Tank. If you are looking for a new angle in Southwest Florida Real Estate then call on the McQuaid & Company for all your Real Estate Needs. South Florida home prices continued to gallop ahead, showing a nearly 11 percent jump in February from the year before, the 14th consecutive month of increases, a leading index reported Tuesday. However, the monthly increase in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties slowed to 0.3 percent in February; it had been at 0.8 percent in January, according to Standard & Poors/CaseShiller index. Still, South Florida was among half the 20 metro areas that showed doubledigit increases in home prices over the last year with a 10.8 percent jump, the index found. The Phoenix area had the sharpest jump -23 percent rally in a year. Overall, the S&P/CaseShiller index continued to show widespread improvement across the country. Home prices continue to show solid increases across all 20 cities, said David M. Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices in a statement. Despite some recent mixed economic reports for March, housing continues to be one of the brighter spots in the economy.nearly 11% in year!Index shows South Florida home prices jump RESIDENTIAL COMMERCI464 BAYFRONT PL Home prices continue to show solid increases across all 20 citiesNew Arrivals to McQuaid & CompanyMcQuaid & Company is pleases to announce the following to their team. Adam Brown, Maria Asteberg, Nick Jankowski and Helen Constantine. Adam Brown has been named Creative Director. A graduate from Full Sail with a bachelors in Digital Art & Design, Adam has built a solid grounding in graphic design fundamentals over 10 years, across a wide spectrum of design project, including 2d and 3d art, motions graphics, digital publishing, typography and page layout, digital video, web design, and more. Maria Asteberg has been named Business Manager. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa she relocated to Naples 5 years ago. She brings a diverse background of experience in residential real estate, technical sales, customer service-support and client retention. Nick Jankowski has been named Marketing/ Promotions Manager. Nick brings a book of knowledge of planning and expertise to the team. Nicks background is in event planning and overseeing ne details. Helen Constantine has been named Oce Manager. Helen brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and she has been in the Real Estate business for over 10 years.www.McQ u 239-3 0

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New REALTORS take it to the Mth Degree! A L RENTAL MARKETING NAPLES FL 34102 McQuaid & Company is pleases to announce the following to their team. Pam Maher was raised in the Northeast and attended Plattsburgh State in Plattsburgh, New York. She worked for over twenty years for a fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. She specializes in new construction/resales of area gold communities. Pam has been recognized as a Five-Star Best in Customer Service the last 5 years. Don Lasch a Wisconsin native, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and has over 35 years experience in insurance and commercial lending. Don has become a multimillion dollar producer and has received many awards. Sandy Lasch a Wisconsin native, has been in Real Estate since 2001 and she is also a multimillion dollar producer. Her and her husband Don make a great team in Real Estate here in Naples. Janet Carter obtained her real estate license in 1982. Janet has earned numerous sales awards and has earned her CSP accreditation and is a member of the Naples Area Boards of Realtors. Gail DeFrancesca obtained her real estate license in 1998. Originally from Wisconsin, and a graduate of Wisconsin LaCrosse with a major in History. Gail is a member of the Naples Florida Realtors and a full golf member at Quail Creek Country Club. Judy Edson originally from Indianapolis is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors as well as the Bonita/Estero board and is a member of the local chapter of Mensa. Judy will head up the Rental division here at McQuaid & Company. Keith Davison has been a licensed Realtor for over 38 years, having owned a brokerage rm in Indiana until 1995. Keith lives in Longshore Lake and has been a Florida resident for 19 years. Linda Andersen originally from Balsam Lake Wisconsin and has been a realtor for 23 years. Member of NABOR, Linda takes her profession seriously. Linda has been in the Naples area since 1990. Molly Begor is from upstate New York and received her associates in Science degree from Clinton Community College. She is a member of NABOR and the National Association of Realtors. Rob Mauceli was raised in Barrington, Ill. Hes seen Naples transformation over the last 20 years with frequent trips to his families second home. Over the last 4 years he has been buying, remolding and selling homes in the Naples area and is also a Certied Contractor (#1330558). His approach of viewing his clients chances from the standpoint of what is best for YOU from both a lifestyle and investment perspective continually produces a win win. Scott Leiti originally from Pennsylvania has been in the Real Estate business for over 25 years. With his background in General Contracting and building, Scott has a diverse background and a book of knowledge. Scott enjoys golng and spending time with his family. Scott has earned numerous awards and recognition for his success. McQuaid & Company is pleased to welcome the new arrivals to the team and they are dedicated to taking it to the Mth degree.Floridas housing market continues to demonstrate its recovery March marks the 15th consecutive month that the statewide median sales prices for both single-family homes and for townhouse-condo properties rose year-overyear, according to Florida Realtors data, said 2013 Florida Realtors President Dean Asher, brokerowner with Don Asher & Associates Inc. in Orlando. The median price is up more than 15 percent for both single-family homes and for townhousecondos. Meanwhile, buyer demand is increasing, but supply continues to be constrained in many areas. In March, the median days on market (the midpoint of the number of days it took for a property to sell that month) was 57 days for single-family homes and 61 days for townhouses and condos. That means 50 percent of homes on the market in Florida sell in two months or less. Statewide closed sales of existing single-family homes totaled 19,631 in March, up 9 percent compared to the yearago gure, according to data from Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department in partnership with local Realtor boards/ associations. Closed sales typically occur 30 to 90 days after sales contracts are written. According to Freddie Mac, the interest rate for a 30year xed-rate mortgage averaged 3.57 percent in March 2013, down from the 3.95 percent average during the same month a year earlier.Floridas housing market on upswing in March The median price is up more than 15 percent for both single-family homes and for townhousecondos. u aidCo.comADVERTORIAL 0-4880

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FEATURE XFINITY CENTURYLINK YES YES YES NO NO NOThe fastest Internet More Internet protection included at no additional cost with Norton Security Suite, IDENTITY GUARD and Comcast Secure Backup & Share The fastest in-home Wi-Fi with the most coverage in your home NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 A15 Sign up for a safe-driving refresherThe AARP offers classes to help older drivers refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers older than 55 become eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Registration is $14 per person, $12 for AARP members. Reservations are essential and can be made by calling the number with each session. Heres whats coming up: Saturday, May 11: 8:45 a.m. to 3:30. pm. at Bonita Grande Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive, Bonita Springs; 221-8857. Thursday and Friday, May 16-17: 9 a.m. to noon at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; 394 8780. Thursday, May 16: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples; (888) 227-7669. Tuesday, May 21: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 269-6050. Tuesday, June 18: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15699 N. Tamiami Trail; 269-6050. Frontiers of parentingCaribou Baby, a Brooklyn, N.Y., ecofriendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store, has recently been hosting gatherings at which parents exchange tips on elimination communication the weaning of infants without benefit of diapers (as reported in April by the New York Times). Parents watch for cues, such as a certain cry or grimace that supposedly signals that the tot urgently needs to be hoisted onto a potty. (Eventually, they say, the potty serves to cue the baby.) Dealing with diapers is so unpleasant, they say, that cleaning an occasional mess becomes tolerable. The little darlings public appearances sometimes call for diapers, but can also be dealt with by taking the baby behind the nearest tree. One parent even admitted, I have absolutely been at parties and witnessed people putting their baby over the sink. Cant possibly be true Washington, D.C.s WRC-TV reported in March that a woman from the Maryland suburbs showed a reporter a traffic citation she had just received, ticketing her for driving in the left lane on Interstate 95 in Laurel while going only 63 mph compared to the posted (maximum) speed of 65. The citation read, Failure of driver ... to keep right. The stations meteorologist noted that winds that day were gusting to 40 mph and that the woman might simply have been trying to control her car. The principal and head teacher at a Godalming, England, special-needs school were reported by employees in March for allowing a student with self-harm issues to cut herself, under staff supervision. (Unsted Park School enrolls kids aged 7 to 19 who have highfunctioning autism.) Teachers were to hand the girl a sterilized blade, wait outside a bathroom while she acted out, checking up on her at two-minute intervals, and then dress the girls wounds once she had finished. The school reportedly abandoned the policy six days after implementing it. Last year, according to Chicagos WBBM-TV, Palmen Motors in Kenosha, Wis., sold a brand-new GMC Terrain SUV to an elderly couple, 90 and 89, in which the husband was legally blind and in hospice care, on morphine, and the wife had dementia and could barely walk. According to the couples daughter, it was her brother, David McMurray, who wanted the SUV but could not qualify financially and so drove his mother from Illinois to Kenosha to sign the documents while a Palmen employee traveled to Illinois to get the fathers signature (three weeks before he passed away, it turns out). An attorney for Palmen Motors told the TV station that the company regretted its role and would buy the vehicle back. Democracy blues The city council of Oita, Japan, refused to seat a recently elected member because he refused to remove the mask he always wears in public. Professional wrestler Skull Reaper A-ji said his fans would not accept him as authentic if he strayed from his character. Some masked U.S. wrestlers, and especially the popular Mexican lucha libre wrestlers, share the sentiment. (At press time, the issue was apparently still unresolved in Oita.) At a Jan. 8 public meeting, Cooper City, Fla., Commissioner Lisa Mallozzi, annoyed with local activist (and former commissioner) Gladys Wilson, told her (according to video and audio of the meeting), (B)low me. Wilson, 81, said later she did not understand what the phrase meant; Ms. Mallozzi said later that she meant only that she needed to blow her nose. Suspicions confirmedCalifornia street gangs stage fights whose locations can be accurately predicted using the same algorithm that anthropologists use to predict where lions and hyenas will fight in the wild to protect their own territories. A UCLA researcher, using the standard LotkaVolterra equation on 13 equal-sized criminal gangs in the Boyle Heights neighborhood in east Los Angeles, produced a table of probabilities showing how far from each gangs border any fights were likely to occur. In the period 1999 to 2002, the formula correctly showed that about 58 percent of shootings occurred within 0.2 miles of the border, 83 percent within 0.4 miles, and 97 percent within 1 mile. NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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Foundation grant will help Catholic Charities fight homelessness in CollierThe Community Foundation of Collier County has awarded $52,000 to Catholic Charities of Collier County. Funding for the grant was leveraged by the Womens Initiative Network and The Martin Foundation to match dollars awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More than $100,000 will be available to help prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless. The demand for the assistance to thwart homelessness in Collier County has not subsided, says Armando Galella, district director of Catholic Charities of Collier County, Diocese of Venice, Inc. He describes a typical client in Collier County in need of rental and utility assistance as being a female head of household who is Hispanic or Latino, lives in Golden Gage, Immokalee or central Naples and has children under the age of 19 years. The economy and housing market may be recovering in Collier County, but the plight of poverty still exists, Mr. Galella adds. Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation president and CEO, says the foundation has worked with nonprofits such as Catholic Charities and analyzed data collected from the Collier 211 nonemergency hotline to target problems and needs in the community. In response, she adds, the foundation started the Basic Needs Endowment Fund to aid nonprofits and combat problems such as homelessness. About the foundationThe Community Foundation of Collier County was established in 1985 with a $300,000 endowment. The first grants were awarded in 1986 to help fund construction of Cambier Parks band shell and initial development of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Today the foundation oversees more than 400 funds, manages $66 million in assets and has distributed $63 million in grants. For more information about the foundation and its Basic Needs Endowment Fund, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org. HIT THE LINKS Community School of Naples hosts the 16th annual Seahawk Scramble Saturday, May 18, at the Hideout Golf Club. A buffet lunch and auction take place after the game. Registration is $200 per golfer. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the luncheon for $75 each. For registration or information about sponsorship, call the school at 597-7575, ext. 211. The East Naples Merchants Association holds its second annual golf tournament at Royal Palm Country Club on Saturday, May 25. The 18-hole scramble begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Registration of $75 per person includes lunch. Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes including a TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 driver. The hole-in-one prize will be a 24-month lease on a new Audi, courtesy of Audi Naples. Sign up as an individual or a foursome. For registration or more information, call Shirley Calhoun at 435-9410 or Natalie Anguilano at 643-3600 or visit www.EastNaplesMerchantsAssoc.com. Lighthouse of Collier has a new homeLighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss celebrates its fourth birthday with an open house at its new location from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. After residing for four years in donated space at Bayfront, the center recently moved to larger quarters at 2685 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 211. The mission of Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services to foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Rescue group needs kitten, cat suppliesBrookes Legacy Animal Rescue holds a Kitten Shower from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Petco, 6424 Naples Blvd. Cat lovers are invited to bring a shower gift (clay litter, canned and dry cat food, cat toys and gift cards, etc.) to help in the care and feeding of cats and kittens the rescue group places in foster homes. Kittens will be available for adoption. Included are spay/neuter services, vaccinations, cat litter and a certificate for veterinary services. Most kittens are micro-chipped. For more information, call Karen Hill at 250-0842. Protected Harbor gets matching plegeAn anonymous donor has made a matching-funds pledge of $250,000 with a deadline of July 29 to Protected Harbor to help fund a Christian Care Group Home for developmentally disabled men whose parents are advanced in age or in poor health and are no longer able to care for their adult children. A golf tournament at Lely Mustang Golf Course last month drew 72 participants and raised almost $60,000 toward the $250,000 to be matched. The first Protected Harbor home was built for women in September 2010 on the campus of McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers. For more information about the mens home, call board president Bob Schubring at 248-7449 or visit www.GodsProtectedHarbor.com. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013

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Coupon Expires 5/31/2013Naples Bonita Springs www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 TO YOUR HEALTHAvow has tips on how to make a better bucket listToday is the first day of the rest of your life. Are you just letting it happen? Or do you have a plan? Avow invites the public to a thought-provoking presentation about ways to enhance your personal bucket list from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Avow headquarters at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. Presenters include Avow staff members Karen Rollins, president and CEO; the Rev. Dr. Thomas Swears, spiritual outreach supervisor; Jaffrey McManus, vice president of giving; and Lavigne Ann Kirkpatrick, external affairs manager. Hors doeuvres and wine will be offered, and all attendees will receive a bucket full of life planning resources. Although attendance is free, donations will be appreciated. Reservations are required by May 13 and can be made by calling 649-3689.Bank hosts free physician lecturePhysicians Regional Healthcare System and IberiaBank present the following free lecture: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at IberiaBank at 1905 Pine Ridge Road: Dr. Shemin Safareli will discuss Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 403-5170 for reservations. Two more initiatives to ensure our communitys future wellnessLast week I talked about three of the five major initiatives recently adopted by the NCH board of trustees to carry us into the future. First was to grow the capacity of our primary care network; second, to integrate care in order to eliminate inconvenience and waste; and third, to strengthen our already robust information technology network. Here are the fourth and fifth initiatives that will mean so much for the future of wellness in our region. 4. Make Collier County the healthiest in the nation No objective is more important than improving the health of our neighbors. This means collaborating with other community leaders on the educational resources to motivate everyone from private citizens of all ages to employers of all sizes to improve our collective and individual quality of life. Emphasis will be placed on fighting obesity, diabetes and smoking. We could enhance an already attractive environment for year-round outdoor activities by creating more walking paths. Adding calorie counts to restaurant menus and forbidding smoking in public have worked elsewhere and might be implemented here. Collier County was just ranked by Gallup as the fifth-least obese area in America. Women here enjoy the longest life expectancy in our nation and men the second longest. We have an extremely low cardiac mortality. In terms of wellness, we might already rank in the top 10. But thats not good enough. We want to be No. 1 in the nation.5. Maximize the value of the NCHMayo Clinic affiliation Now eight months old, this affiliation continues to grow in many directions. We have assisted in the care of dozens of patients, with Mayo experts contributing primarily via electronic communication. Mayo has shared best practices with physician communication, change management, congestive heart failure, outpatient clinic management and, soon, clinical cardiology research.Mayo now has 12 affiliates around the nation, and we will soon share best practices with each of them, as together we understand more clearly how best to distribute the deep knowledge that the Mayo Clinic possesses. I believe we will be able to achieve these five long-term initiatives because NCH is blessed with fine physicians and caregivers who perform miracles every day. I was reminded of this last week in a note from Dr. Michael Lusk about a patient who, at six months pregnant, demanded immediate attention for a massive herniated disc. Emergent surgery at our North Naples campus was made possible by a team consisting of John Rogers, assistant director of surgical services, who arranged to have a neuro microscope moved to the north campus; Jackie Lowry, downtown OR charge nurse, who arranged to have neuro staff go to the north hospital; neurosurgery staffers Peter Zmigrodzki, Michelle Hoffman and Deborah Ellis; anesthesiologist John Nolan; Dr. Holly Miller, the patients OB/GYN; and a neonatologist who is always on site. Dr. Lusk concluded his note by saying, My gratitude for such wonderful people helping me cannot truly be expressed. Nor can mine. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. BY CYNDEE WOOLLEYSpecial to Florida WeeklyNaples Equestrian Challenge and David Lawrence Center have collaborated on a pilot program offering equine-facilitated psychotherapy to a select group of children and adults with emotional disabilities. Through multi-week sessions, participants work with a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship certified equine specialist and a licensed clinical psychotherapist on activities designed to enhance self-awareness and correct negative behaviors, feelings and attitudes. Participants meet the herd at Naples Equestrian Challenge and the experiential therapy begins with the first session, when a PATH specialist introduces each horse, describes its personality and explains how to recognize and respond to a horses body language. For example, if a participant is too abrupt in approaching a horse, the horse might retreat out of fear. The instructor points out the horses body language, such as very wide eyes or ears pinned back, that indicates the horse was surprised or afraid. Participants are encouraged to adjust their approach in a way to establish trust with the horse that will be their equine partner in therapy. After establishing trust and boundaries, participants are encouraged to take leadership and form a partnership with their horse. By the end of the program, they are working with their equine partners and with the other participants in the program. Often times with equine therapy, just being around the horse breaks down emotional barriers that might hinder a patients progress in a more clinical setting. The horse doesnt judge the participant by the way they look or how they behaved last week. Each horse has its own personality, but responds based on the simplest hierarchy of needs: safety (survival), comfort, then play or food. The horses at Naples Equestrian Challenge are hand-selected for the equinefacilitated psychotherapy program. Prior to joining the herd, each horse goes through an eight-week evaluation period to ensure their suitability for the program. PATH specialists look for horses that have a genuine curiosity and desire to connect with people. A short flight line (the distance a horse will flee before turning around to reassess the danger and re-engage with the participant) is among the qualities for which the animals are assessed. With the support of a partner horse, the equine specialist, the psychotherapist and a parent or caregiver, these lessons of trust and empathy help advance the patients individual therapeutic progress, translating into an understanding of boundaries, limit setting, structure, consistency, self acceptance, reading social cues and following direction, all of which are beneficial in home, educational and social settings. In addition to PATH, Naples Equestrian Challenge and David Lawrence Center have partnered with United Way of Collier County and the Naples Children & Education Foundation to make the equinefacilitated psychotherapy pilot program possible. For more information about Naples Equestrian Challenge, visit www.NaplesEquestrianChallenge.org. To learn about the various behavioral health services offered at David Lawrence Center, call 455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org. Patients and horses pair up for psychotherapy program HEALTHY LIVING allenWEISSallen.weiss@nchmd.org COURTESY PHOTOJosh was selected for the pilot program in equine-facilitated psychotherapy so that he could gain socialization skills and learn empathy. He has learned how to regulate his emotions, use coping skills and follow directions. His self-esteem has improved greatly, and he is making friends with other participants in the program.

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providing quality healthcare for all since 1977www.healthcareswfl.org six convenient childrens care locations central 3425 10th Street North, Naples, 239.262.3669east 1755 Heritage Trail #601, Naples, 239.775.2220golden gate 5262 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, 239.455.5105immokalee/FSU 1441 Heritage Boulevard, Immokalee, 239.658.3011marco 40 Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, 239.394.0693north 1265 Creekside Parkway #208, Naples, 239 .591.1755 healthy kids have more fun start your summer with a wellness visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 A19 Study uses Botox to find new wrinkle in brain communication NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHNational Institutes of Health researchers used the popular anti-wrinkle agent Botox to discover a new and important role for a group of molecules that nerve cells use to send messages. This novel role for the molecules, called SNARES, could be a missing piece that scientists have been searching for to fully understand how brain cells communicate under normal and disease conditions. The results were very surprising, said Ling-Gang Wu, Ph.D., a scientist at NIHs National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Like many scientists, we thought SNAREs were only involved in fusion. Every day almost 100 billion nerve cells throughout the body send thousands of messages through nearly 100 trillion communication points called synapses. Cell-tocell communication at synapses controls thoughts, movements and senses and could provide therapeutic targets for a number of neurological disorders, including epilepsy. Nerve cells use chemicals called neurotransmitters to rapidly send messages at synapses. Much like pellets inside shotgun shells, neurotransmitters are stored inside spherical membranes called synaptic vesicles. Messages are sent when a carrier shell fuses with the nerve cells own shell, called the plasma membrane, and releases the neurotransmitter pellets into the synapse. SNAREs (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor) are three proteins known to be critical for fusion between carrier shells and nerve cell membranes during neurotransmitter release. Without SNAREs there is no synaptic transmission, said Mr. Wu. Botox, disrupts SNAREs. In a study published in Cell Reports, Mr. Wu and his colleagues describe how they used Botox and similar toxins as tools to show that SNAREs might also be involved in retrieving message carrier shells from nerve cell membranes immediately after release.The researchers used advanced electrical recording techniques to directly monitor in real time carrier shells being fused with and retrieved from nerve cell membranes while the cells sent messages at synapses. As expected, treating the synapses with toxins reduced fusion; however, Mr. Wu and his colleagues also noticed that the toxins reduced retrieval. Until now, most scientists thought fusion and retrieval were two separate processes controlled by different sets of molecules, said Mr. Wu. Several studies suggested that one of the SNARE molecules could be involved with both modes. The results could have broad implications. SNAREs are commonly used by other cells throughout the body to release chemicals. For example, SNAREs help control the release of insulin from pancreas cells, making them a potential target for diabetes treatments. Recent studies suggest that SNAREs might be involved in neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and spastic ataxia. We think SNARES work like this in most nerve cell synapses, Mr. Wu said, adding, This new role could change the way scientists think about how SNAREs are involved in neuronal communication and diseases.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 CLUB NOTES Toastmaster Academy presents Speaking on Your Feet, a program about handling impromptu situations with skill and ease, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the North Collier Government Building, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Presenter Scott Vail is an awardwinning speaker, Toastmaster and local business owner. Attendance is free for Toastmaster Academy members and $10 for guests. A six-month membership in the academy for $29.95 includes admission to monthly workshops. For reservations or more information, call Marianne Oehser at 216-3030 or e-mail info@toastmasteracademy.org. Whether your orchid collection consists of a single no-name specimen from a box store or an array of species hand-picked from around the world, chances are youll learn something new about orchids at the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meeting set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1255 Piper Blvd. Jim Connell, whose prized orchid collection was acquired by the Naples Botanical Garden in 2012, will give an overview of the care required for maintaining an orchid collection in Southwest Florida. He will also explain the importance of orchid identification and impart his knowledge about record keeping, fertilizers, pest and disease control and sources for materials. Members of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance are encouraged to bring orchids for display (hanging racks provided). Attendance is free, and guests are welcome at every third Thursday program. For more information, call 498-9741 or visit www.GulfCoastOrchidAlliance. com. The Naples Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi invites all area Pi Phis to the end-of-season luncheon Saturday, May 11, at Pelican Isle Yacht Club. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Naples chapter president Connie Kindsvater at 597-7878 or e-mailing conskind@ aol.com. The Genealogical Society of Collier County holds its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Guest speakers Nancy Pointer and Kristin Goodman will present Creating Personal Legacy Albums for Your Family. All are welcome. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 5934550 or visit www.thegscc.org. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is May 16. Call 513-4568 for location. Members of the Ohio State University Alumni Club of Naples will gather for brunch at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at Imperial Golf and Country Club. Cost is $14.99 per person, plus beverages, tax and gratuity. RSVP by calling Sara Ann Mousa 593-9196 or e-mailing brusara@aol.com. The Naples Press Club welcomes Mimi Gregory, a past president and current program chairman of the Naples Council on World Affairs, as guest speaker at its meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Hilton Naples. Ms. Gregory was part of a recent delegation to Kabul, Afghanistan, at the invitation of U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker. Cost is $23 for NPC members, $28 for others (cash or check at the door). Reservations are required by May 19 and can be made by e-mailing rsvp@naplespressclub.org. Please specify menu choice of standard (herb-crusted chicken breast), vegetarian (grilled Portobello mushroom) or special needs (gluten-free, etc.). The Southwest Florida chapter of the American Airlines Kiwi Club holds its next luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Marbella, 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. Members are 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. For more information, call Eileen Pearson at 595-1761 or e-mail summerbid@ comcast.net. The Naples Womans Club and the Naples Juniors recently awarded scholarships totaling $50,000 to 28 recipients. General scholarships for collegebound students were awarded to: Carson Charles Brial, Stephanie Gil and Vanessa Hamann of Barron Collier High School; Andrea Escobar, Anthony Thomas Garby, Laura Hernandez, Jennifer Pineros and Christian Pelaez-Espinosa, Golden Gate High School; Paul Ulysses Kollecas, Gulf Coast High School; Olna Astrel, Marisela Marroquin, Cynthia Rodriguez and Jesus Velazco Salazar, Immokalee High School; Michelle Saade, Naples High School; and Tatiana Dinora Luna, Palmetto Ridge High School. The Louise Prothero Leadership Scholarship was awarded to Destiny Goede of Gulf Coast High School. Dorothy Edwards Vocational/Technical awards went to Medyne Berrette and Celeste Lee of Immokalee Technical Center. The Beryl B. Paulson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Diane Bellance of Immokalee High School. The Dr. Dee Pearlmutter Nursing Award was presented to Diane Bellance of Immokalee High School. The club presented its art award to Ashley McGowon of Barron Collier High School and its philanthropy/ community service awards to Nancy Cherelus of Lely High School (first place) and Ashley Vernat of Immokalee High School (second place). The Canadian Ladies Scholarship Fund award went to Alejandra Martinez Lopez of Immokalee High School. GFWC Naples Junior Womans Club scholarships went to Eldia Auguste, Carson Brial, Jaclyn Seigel, Kelly Carney and Victoria Grace Kurlander. And the NJWC Sally Sitta Shining Star scholarship was awarded to Roxana Delaluz. The Naples Newcomers helps those who are new to the area make new friendships centered around various social activities. Members meet to share a variety of interests and activities, including couples and singles groups, bridge, mahjongg, crafts, gourmet cooking, coffees, movies, card games and book discussions. Membership is for women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years. Luncheon meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month at Naples area country clubs. An orientation coffee for prospective members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 2984083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers. com. COURTESY PHOTOAbove: Naples Womans Club 2013 scholarship recipientsCOURTESY PHOTO The Naples Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi raised $2,000 for First Book-Collier County. The contribution will allow FBCC to provide new books to young students in four classrooms in Collier County schools. During the 2013-14 school year, FBCC will supply new books each month to 6,800 students in more than 380 pre-K Head Start programs and kindergarten through second grade classes in Title I schools. Shown here are Donna Issenmann, co-chair of the alumnae clubs literacy benefit; Connie Kindsvater, club president; Joanne Wyss, FBCC chair; and Kathy Lienesch, literacy benefit co-chair. HELEN GAILLET / COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Press Club welcomed several journalism professors and students from Florida Gulf Coast University as guest speakers at the clubs April meeting. The students discussed and demonstrated how modern journalists survive and thrive in the digital age. The NPC supports the FGCU journalism program with an endowed annual scholarship. Left to right: Carol Greene, NPC president, with FGCU journalism representatives Lyn Millner, Maryann Batlle, Kalhan Rosenblatt, Tiara Brown, Andrew Friedgen, Judd Cribbs.

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UNDERCOVER HISTORIANA long history of Friends supports the Collier County Museum Picture, if you can, Naples in 1885, without people and homes. This is how it was when Walter Haldeman of Louisville, Ky., and his friend Gen. John Williams discovered what would become our lovely seaside city. After choosing the highest land and the narrowest strip, the two formed The Naples Town Improvement Company and together platted streets and plots. Dated Dec. 7, 1886, the first deeds of purchase cost $10. A year later, Naples was sporting two frame houses and a company office. Two years later, the 20-room Naples Hotel opened for business, and by 1890 there were four houses on the beach. The original Naples Pier served as the gateway to Naples for three decades, until train service arrived in 1927 and was followed shortly thereafter by the completion of the Tamiami Trail in 1928. It was after the completion of the Trail that businesses began sprouting up at Four Corners. These must have been really exciting times, even without the air conditioning or mosquito control we have come to both rely upon and expect. The Collier County Museum was established in 1978 and was located approximately where the courthouse stands today. It would be almost a decade before a support group would enter into the picture to help with meeting expenses and making a much-needed expansion possible. Charles Baird Price, the great-grandson of the aforementioned Mr. Haldeman, made it all possible. Mr. Price wintered here as a child and became a fixture around the museum after he retired as chief executive of Booker-Price Company, the furniture wholesale firm he had co-founded in Kentucky. The epitome of the Kentucky gentleman, he became the founding chairman of the board of the Friends of the Collier County Museum. Ron Jamro, todays museum director, tells us that Mr. Price held an informal gathering of guests in 1985 100 years following his great-grandfathers arrival here and shared his thoughts about the importance and need for a public-service auxiliary of concerned citizens who would give of their time and attention to spread the word about the museum. The official Friends group was established in 1986. With barely a month under their belt, the newly formed Friends met with Collier County Commissioner John Pistor to inquire about swapping the museums tiny parcel for a larger piece of property. Within days, county leaders voted unanimously to exchange property and to provide a choice, two-acre site east of the courthouse for the museum. Mr. Price and his fellow Friends shouldered the responsibility of locating the funds and materials, time and again, during each phase of development over the years, to create the new and larger museum while also relocating the existing building to its new home. From its beginnings in a cramped, one-room cell to the spacious and inviting main museum we all enjoy today, the Collier County Museum is a fitting caretaker of our local history. During the course of it all, the Friends, too, have changed, Mr. Jamro said. From time to time their ranks have thinned and been filled in again with new personalities and abilities. Yet, the vision remains clear and with each change, each challenge, the adventure begins again. Since the new main facility opened in 1987, four satellite museum locations have opened: the Everglades City (1998), Immokalee (2001) and Marco Island (2012) historical museums, and the Naples Depot (2005). Each celebrates a history specific to its area. Every citizen can indeed play an important role in helping support and sponsor museum programs and activities by becoming a Friend of the Collier County Museum. For information about membership levels and ongoing programs, visit www.friendsofthecolliercountymuseums.org. Maureen Sullivan-Hartung arrived in Naples in 1981. Following a years stint as a reporter for the former weekly Everglades Echo newspaper, she began freelancing. Her first book, Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby, was published in 2010 by The History Press in South Carolina. Learn more at www.maureenwrites.com. Dr. Shieh and the team at Surgical Healing Arts Centerare dedicated to your health and wellness. Our comprehensive approach to bariatric surgery begins with pre-op education and continues through postsurgical follow-up. Dr. Shieh has extensive experience in the most advanced, proven techniques including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding with LAP-BAND or Realize Band and gastric bypass. Plus, he is one of only a few bariatric surgeons nationwide skilled in corrective procedures. Discover life-changing body transformations and weight management at Surgical Healing Arts Center. Call (239) 344-9786 to schedule a consultation or visit surgicalhealingarts.com. 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The owners of problem barkers seem to develop an ability to ignore the noise that has their neighbors thinking of legal action or worse. But a dog whos barking night and day isnt having any more fun than the neighbors are, and you owe it to both your pet and those who can hear him to fix this problem.The first step is to figure out why your dog is sounding off so much. Dogs bark to express a variety of emotions: anxiety, boredom, territoriality, aggression, playfulness and hunger. Certain conditions in a dogs environment can trigger these emotions and the barking fits more frequently. The typical neighborhood nuisance is an outdoor dog who isnt getting the exercise and attention he needs. Dogs are social animals and need to be part of a family. If your dogs outside because of poor manners or because he isnt house-trained, give him another chance. Ask your veterinarian for a referral to a trainer or behaviorist and arrange for an in-home consultation to fix the underlying problems. Once youve brought him into your life, keep him busy with regular outings. Exercise, both of the body and of the mind, works wonders for all dogs, especially those who bark from boredom or to release excess energy. Youll be amazed at how much calmer, happier and quieter your dog will be! For the barking that remains some dogs are just naturally yappy your task is to train your dog to be quiet on command when youre home and to reduce the barking triggers when youre not. Teach your dog to be quiet by distracting him from barking, saying the word Quiet or Enough, and then praising him for minding hell make the connection soon enough, with repetition and lots of praise. Rattling a can filled with pennies is a commonly recommended distraction, and it works well. Shouting at your dog does nothing except make you feel temporarily better, since your dog may see your own loud yap as chiming in. Work to minimize barking cues to keep your dog quiet when youre not home. If your dog barks while looking through a window that faces the street, keep him out of that room while youre gone. Many dogs fire up when they hear car doors slam; other dogs bark at the mail carriers steps on the walk. Muffle these sounds by leaving a radio playing while youre not home, and your pet is more likely to sleep than bark. Giving your dog something special to chew on, such as a Kong toy or hollow bone stuffed with a little peanu t butte r, will help to keep him occupied and quiet while hes awake. For the most persistent barkers, an electric collar that shoots citrus or citronella mist when he barks may help, in concert with other strategies. The mist is harmless to the dog the citrus tang smells good to humans, but dogs hate it. The hiss of the mist releasing from the canister and the smell itself are annoying enough to distract the dog and correct him for barking. Citrus mist collars can be an effective alternative when someone is so desperate theyre considering bark collars that shock the dog, surgical debarking or even euthanasia. Chances are that if you bring your dog into your home and train him get help if youre not getting anywhere youll never get that desperate. No matter what, working on this problem is well worth the effort: You, your dog and your neighbors will all be happier. Yelling at a barking dog does nothing except make you temporarily happier. >>Cherimoya is a 3-year-old Dalmatian/ Labrador mix. Shes spayed and weighs about 50 pounds. And shes proving to be a fast learner in obedience training at her foster home.>>Goodman is a neutered, 4-year-old Norfolk terrier mix who is about 10 pounds of adorable.>>Haiden survived a puppy mill about 2 years ago and is doing great with obedience training and learning to trust while he waits patiently for his forever family.>>Lola Lilac is a spayed, 1-year-old tabby domestic shorthair who has white mittens and a sweet, loving personality. Meet her in the cat condos at Petco on Naples Boulevard.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail Admin@BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit www.BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com. Pets of the Week

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 Emotions impact U.S. equity valuationsThe U.S. stock market continues to rise and the S&P 500 closed at 1,614, an all-time high closing, on Friday, May 3. Thirteen years ago, in March 2000, the S&P had its first closing over 1,500. The second attempt was in October 2007. Both times, the bull failed and bear corrections ensued. Investors are now pondering whether the bull will continue. Einstein once said, Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts. He ought to know as he did a lot of counting as a physicist. So, as relates to investing and answering the above question, its helpful to follow Einsteins logic and ponder what is being counted that might not count and what isnt being counted that really might count. Clearly, Wall Street analysts or economists do a lot of counting. They count many anythings and all of the everythings to answer, Which way do equity market winds blow? Most often, a long and complicated fundamental story is spun around their measurements or forecasts. So, if the pros are counting, why might it not count? Consider that their job is hard to do. There is no end to the range of U.S. and global (China, Japan, the EU, Great Britain, the OPEC countries) economic statistics to be considered; no end to their restatements, ups and downs, trends, inaccuracies debated, meanings, weightings, and, for international data, their interplay with the U.S., etc. Their job was once easier. The world was once U.S.-centric (through mid-1990). Figuring the U.S. was largely the way to figuring the world. Their job got very hard when the world became truly international, albeit orderly (through 2008). Their job got to be impossible when (post 2008) the world became havoc-riddled and run by central bankers who make it up as they go. If and when the sun, moon and stars align, then their counting is made easier, but most times they are trying to discern a picture with ever-changing puzzle pieces. Something that the pros cannot count and that needs to be counted are emotions: the emotions of all the investors moving large amounts of cash into and out of markets; investor emotions manifesting in behavior that moves markets all have an impact that can defy quantification. What are some of the linkages between investor emotion and behavior? First, investment gains/profits have a way of creating confidence about the allocation to the right asset class or the right manager being at the helm. So investors tend to become less riskaverse at market peaks (or in latter stages of a bull market.) Conversely, investor losses have a way of creating fear that allocation has been made to the wrong asset class or to the wrong manager or that they are well on their way to losing all of their money; they become more risk averse at market lows (or at the end of bear markets.) Prior to a bull markets frenzy stage, some market participants who, being neither greedy nor fearful, start to feel uncomfortable with the risk-reward ratio. At the same time, the non-believers ponder their personal quandary as they have been noninvested or under invested and have been missing out. The emotions of both grow in their respective directions (one growing more skeptical of further gains and the other growing more confident that the market is safe and more gains are on the horizon.) The end of the bull comes when the very last of the non-invested, non-believers are pulled into a bull market. What did that description have to do with numbers and statistics and analyses? Nothing. It was all perception translated into emotions translated into behavior. What good investors understand is that risk has much more to do with the price of the asset or asset class than the risk of the asset or asset class. If you invest in an asset class that has highly escalated in price, you have larger price risk; if you invest in something that has already taken a very meaningful hit or has been performing below its long term equity curve, then, statistically, there is less price risk. But high prices lend easily to confidence and ebullience and low prices make fear and depression. When buying should be the hardest, it is emotionally the easiest; when investing should be the easiest, it is emotionally the hardest. So, back to U.S. equities: Who are the emotional buyers this time around and what is the degree of the fever? The equity participants who might normally not be invested (or as heavily invested) in U.S. equities. The bond/income investors who can no longer tolerate the pain of holding zero interest alternatives. The Japanese and Europeans who fear their respective countries policies, taxations, confiscations and money printing. The decision making behind these recent inflows is not affirmative; these decisions are merely alternatives to worse choices. These newer buyers bring tremendously large capital inflows and are making decisions that have multiyear horizons. How long can markets remain totally detached from the underlying valuation metrics? As long as strong emotions bring the non-believers and non-invested to the equity game. If you can get out of your emotions of fear and greed (and complacency) and get it into your head that risk cycles in all asset classes go up and down, you can then prepare yourself for extended/overvalued markets or hard hit/undervalued markets. You can attempt to self-diagnose your own emotions and measure the emotional pulse of other investors. Beyond that, you can force a periodic rebalancing upon your portfolio, such that the appreciation in an asset class is reallocated to asset classes that are performing below their norm or equity curve. You rebalance your dollars so that your percentage allocations reflect your original, targeted allocations. Check with your adviser as to suitability of these ideas for you. Consider additional advisers in investment areas requiring technical expertise and specific licenses. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsystems. com. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com MONEY & INVESTING 239-434-0300 www.aemc.cc American Eagle has the Solution!

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www. napleschamber.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. The Womens Council of Realtors, Naples-on-the-Gulf, holds an orientation meeting for new members from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Naples Depot Museum. All members are welcome. PRACC (Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising Professionals of Collier County) members and guests will hear from Eileen Connolly-Keesler, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County, on Thursday, May 16, at McCormick & Schmicks. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at noon. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for others. E-mail info@ pracc.org for reservations; pay by check or cash at the door. Business After Five for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Bellasera, 221 Ninth St. S. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. Upcoming meetings are June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8. For more information, call 435-9410 or 643-3600 or visit www.eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual dinner from 6-11 p.m. Friday, May 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, e-mail info@napleschamber.org. The Public Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast chapter meets for Lunch n Learn at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Chris Desmond will bring members and guests up to date on the Ten Thousand Islands Dolphin Project. For more information, visit www.gulfcoastprsa.org. American Business Womens Association-Neapolitan Chapter members will meet from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Bellasera Hotel. New executive officers will be elected, and guest speaker will be chapter member Raven Lameroux-Dodd. Cost is $29 for members, $15 for first-time guests and $34 for others. For reservations, e-mail Sandy Waite at Swaite@platinumdrycleaners.com. Odds are, you dont know my name. But Im one of Americas largest companies, owning Dairy Queen, Benjamin Moore, Johns Manville, GEICO, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NetJets, Sees Candies, Acme Brick, BNSF, The Pampered Chef, Fruit of the Loom and much more. My class A shares recently sold for around $160,000 each, and my class B shares for about $107. Insurance is my main business, but through stock I also own big chunks of American Express, Coca-Cola, IBM and Wells Fargo, among others. Over 48 years, my per-share book value has grown an average of 20 percent annually. Who am I? Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize! THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answerDo you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. What Profit Margins Tell UsWish you understood financial statements? Lets review the income statement (sometimes called the statement of operations). It summarizes sales and profits over a period of time, such as three months or a year, and usually offers information for the year-ago period too, so you can compare and spot trends. Consider Coca-Colas income statement for 2012. At the top, youll find net revenue (sometimes called sales). For Coca-Cola, its $48 billion. Working our way down the income statement, various costs will be subtracted from revenue, leaving different levels of profit. The item youll find just under revenue is cost of goods sold (sometimes abbreviated as COGS or called cost of revenue), representing the cost of producing products or services sold. For Coca-Cola, its $19 billion. Subtract the COGS from revenues, and youll get a gross profit of $29 billion. To find the gross margin, which reflects the costs of production compared to revenue, simply divide the gross profit by revenue. Dividing $29 billion by $48 billion yields a gross margin of 0.60, or 60 percent. (Its often illuminating to compare the results with industry peers. For example, gross margin is 52 percent for PepsiCo, which deals in snacks as well as beverages.) Next, the remaining costs involved in operating the business, such as utility bills and advertising expenses, are subtracted, leaving the operating profit. Coca-Colas operating profit is $11 billion. Dividing this by revenue yields an operating margin of about 22 percent. Crunching older numbers reveals that Coca-Colas operating margin is down from the mid-20s a few years ago not a great sign. (PepsiCos operating margin is 14 percent.) Finally, after items such as taxes and interest payments are accounted for, we come to net income. Coca-Colas is $9 billion. Dividing that by revenue yields a hefty net profit margin of 19 percent. This number reflects how many pennies from every dollar of sales a company keeps as profit. (PepsiCos net margin is a little more than 9 percent. On this measure alone, Coke looks stronger.) Burst BubbleIn 1993 I took early retirement and rolled over my savings into three mutual funds. My financial adviser ended up leaving the state due to some dispute, so I went with a new broker who put me into 15 technology mutual funds. At first all was great, and my retirement money grew to $850,000 by 2000. But then the Internet bubble burst and I was losing $100,000 per month. My broker said to hang on, but I bailed out at $450,000. Of course, the three original funds were great performers during this period! H.D., Richardson, TexasThe Fool Responds: Before the bubble burst, many tech-heavy companies were sporting sky-high valuations, which looked risky to level-headed, risk-averse investors. But many bet on continued growth and ended up burned. Still, once the stocks crashed, those with shaky business models were best sold, but more solid companies were worth holding, as they eventually recovered. Its best to have a good handle on why youre invested in your various holdings and on how risky they are, too. Examine a funds holdings, for example, along with its fees, performance and valuation. EBay: a Better Buy Than Amazon?Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is a great business, but its stock is usually priced for perfection. Thus, one or more bad moves could hit it hard. So perhaps consider eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY), instead. Its another fast-growing e-commerce company, with a better price. EBays revenue rose 14 percent and net income 19 percent, year over year, in its last quarter. Key for eBay is its PayPal business, a leading online payment standard that made up 40 percent of 2012 revenue. Over the past five years, PayPals payment volume has grown about 24 percent per year. The trend should continue as developing countries grow their ranks of Internet users. Another unique opportunity for eBay is its aggressive pursuit of merchant partnerships, opening doors for faster expansion in the many countries that often limit foreign e-commerce. EBays recent investment in Indias Snapdeal.com, for instance, offers access to Indias fast-growing e-commerce segment. Market potential is enormous, though the payoff may be years away. Snapdeals CEO, Kunal Bahl, says purchases via smartphone are on pace to double in 18 months. Though Amazons significant lead in e-commerce could make its future more certain than eBays, eBay offers benefits that seem underappreciated by the market. (The Motley Fool owns shares of eBay and Amazon, and its newsletters have recommended both.) I trace my roots back to 1902 and the Dayt on Dry Goods C o., which later became Daytons department store. In 1962 I launched a discount chain that bears my current name. Its logo evoked marksmanship or perhaps hypnosis. Today, based in Minneapolis, I have more than 1,800 stores in the U.S. and Canada and more than 360,000 employees. I rake in more than $70 billion annually. Since 1946, Ive donated 5 percent of my pretax profits via community grants and programs that tops $4 million per week. I pay a lot of attention to design in my offerings. Who am I? (Answer: Target) Full Positions Can VaryQWhats a full position in a stock? P.J., Flagstaff, Ariz.AImagine that you want to invest $2,000 in Dodgeball Supply Co. (ticker: WHAPP). If you dont have much money at the moment, or if you think the stock has a decent chance of falling soon, you might buy just $1,000 worth right now and plan to add $1,000 later. That $1,000 would represent a half position in the stock. Once you owned the $2,000 worth that you wanted, youd have a full position. A full position varies by person. Its the size of the investment you aim to have in a security. ***QAfter I bought some shares of stock in a company, the stock delivered a few days of solid price increases, but then dropped a fair amount. I havent found any significant bad news on the company, so whats going on? K.W., Madison, Ind.AThe stock might have dropped to adjust for a dividend payment. But it could be some other reason or no reason. The stock market, and individual stocks, rarely go up or down in a straight line. There will be some up days and some down days, sometimes tied to news about the economy, an industry or a company. There often wont seem to be any reason at all. Dont worry about short-term volatility. Focus on what you think the stock is really worth, ideally buying when its well below that and selling when it approaches or surpasses that. Or just hang on as long as the company is healthy and growing. The prices that really matter are the price you bought at and the price you sell at. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 BUSINESS B5 (TAFI) is comprised of a lot of very successful people who want to help other businesses be successful, said fund member and Naples resident Jim Lozelle, a retired executive of Tower Automotive, a public auto parts manufacturing company. TAFI is the seedling of such investorschool-entrepreneur networks that power fully mature hubs in places such as Silicon Valley and Boston. It has yet to make a profit; members say they expect that to happen with its initial investments, even though the angels are in a high-risk business. Most start-up companies fail. But TAFIs chairman, Tim Cartwright, points out that angel investors are very selective usually picking only about one in a hundred deals they are presented with and that success is generated by failure. He uses a baseball analogy: If you can hit a major league pitch just three out of 10 at-bats, you too can be a player. Its still pretty hard to do. 71 pounds ... and growingOne of the businesses TAFI invested in is 71 lbs., a technology-based company from Fort Lauderdale that helps small-to-medium size companies collect the money-back guarantees offered by FedEx and UPS. If they are even a few minutes late, says 71 lbs. CEO Jose Li, the delivery companies owe a full refund to their customers. That catch is that UPS and FedEx will not give you the money automatically so you have to claim it, Mr. Li said. Two billion dollars with a B are left on the table every year. He developed software that allows 71 lbs. to automatically track and generate the refunds efficiently a key aspect of his proposal to TAFI, Mr. Li says. He takes a percentage of the refund for his profit, only getting paid if he collects. Mr. Li, who is 41, left FedEx a few years ago, where he ran a department dedicated to retail and e-commerce shipments. In October he had no employees, but with help from angel investors in Chicago and the fund in Naples, hes grown. Now Im looking at six, seven families that we feed, he said. Im actually pretty proud of that. He adds, Its not Fortune 500 salaries, but were adding jobs to the economy and I think were on a good mission to prove this company can be much better than where we are today. 71 lbs. recently surpassed 300 customers, TAFI said. The fund has also invested in Gainesville-based Fracture Inc., which creates mountable glass prints of photos on the Internet; Plus One, an Orlando-based service for training independent contractors; and Wasabi Sushi Co., a Washington, D.C.based branded chain of kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi restaurants. Entrepreneurs such as Mr. Li may submit a business plan to TAFI via its website, www.tamiamiangels.com. A small handful of those are invited to present their plans at a monthly meeting. Beyond that step, TAFI will scour the plan for defects and, if members invest, generally ask for 20 to 40 percent equity in the company. Mr. Cartwright described TAFIs top three criteria. Our number one important factor in investing is the management team, he said. Another way to say that is we bet on the jockey, not on the horse, but I tell you the horse is important. Third in this hierarchy is a large addressable market representing a scalable business opportunity with early commercial success.ExpansionTAFI members and the businesses it invests in have a similar goal: to expand. A Naples-based wealth manager and TAFIs chairman, Mr. Cartwright, was behind creating the fund. Each member of an initial group of almost 30 angel investors, an SEC accredited individual who invests in early-stage companies, put $50,000 into TAFI. Their typical member profile, Mr. Cartwright says, is a former executive who has had a full career in a C role, whether CEO or COO. The fund grew to $2.4 million, about half of which has been invested. Further, Mr. Cartwright says there are plans to create a Fund II and III, and keep this unique group as a fixture in the economic landscape of Southwest Florida. TAFI and the separate Gulf Coast Venture Forum (a nonprofit arm of local angels also run by Mr. Cartwright) form a key piece of the regions economy, says Debrah Forester, redevelopment manager for the Charlotte County Economic Development Office. The investors attract top entrepreneurial talent and can help diversify a regional economy dependent on the agriculture-tourismconstruction trifecta. TAFIs growth depends in no small part on Florida Gulf Coast University, which in theory could provide an everflowing pool of profitable entrepreneurs. The school is merely 15 years old, a far cry from centuries-old Ivy League institutions near other venture capital groups. Thats a significant advantage to have degreed programs and a reputation in engineering, law, mathematics, computer science, you name it, Mr. Cartwright said. So we believe as FGCU matures, our region will mature: more entrepreneurs, greater ideas, more significant research will come out of that university Given enough years, say 10, 15 years, you could have one of the largest angel funds in the country in Southwest Florida. FGCUs shark tankAt least the beginnings of such a network are being sketched. FGCU juniors and seniors in the semester that just ended tried to sell business proposals they came up with in class to three TAFI members. It was just for practice the angels want companies that have developed some already but also realistic, said Suzanne Specht, an adjunct professor who teaches entrepreneurship and creativity. (Ms. Specht is better known as assistant director of the FGCU Small Business Development Center). It was something like the reality television program Shark Tank, Ms. Specht agreed, in which investors tear apart an entrepreneurs plans sometimes to devastating effect; but more civil. The angel judges asked pointed questions and offered advice. One of the judges was Naples resident Mr. Lozelle. He pointed out that all the student groups underestimated how much capital it takes to start a business; that its a common reason for business failure. He was also impressed by the students, who came up with ideas such as a pregnancy test for the iPhone and ShamWow! brand headbands for tennis players. Frankly, the students did better than some of the businesses weve seen present, he said. TAFI member David G. Pendell was also a judge. Each business the fund considers, whether it gets a yes or no, he points out, is stirring the pot of capitalism. And he adds, the angels are investing not just with their money but also with the executive experience they bring to the table, their intellectual capital. Its definitely one of the arms of economic growth thats needed in every area, Mr. Pendell said. Look at what Silicon Valley has done with the entrepreneurial world; and thats a focus Tim (Cartwright) provides Southwest Florida that no one else is addressing right now. ANGELSFrom page 1 TAFI Top 6 deal submissions by industry through 2012>> Total: 608 >> Internet/Web Services: 91 >> Consumer Products and Services: 39 >> Health Services: 37 >> Biotechnology: 31 >> Clean Technology: 23 >> Financial Services: 12 >> Other: 375 CARTWRIGHT

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER 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. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960 M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : economybodyshop@aol.com 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals NETWORKING The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals holds a fashion show at the Hilton NaplesWe 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. w sp we cover. You can purchase any o f the photos too e p i ctu r e. E-m a il t h e m to soc i ety@ o ri dawee kl y.co m aper. So, if you think we misse d y d y ou u or or or one one one o of yo yo ur friends, 1 2 3 5 6 8 9 10 4 7 1 The fashion show models 2 Jennifer Spencer and Cameron Kelber 3 Teresa Stachurski and Christyna Torrez 4. Andy Solij, Luis Bernal, Yilda Corniola, Carlos Amaris and Jarid Holes 5. Maritza Cordo and Fatima Khokhar 6. Stephanie Mackley and Charmin Davis 7. Jared Holes, Gabriel Corniola, Alexa Amaris and Ariana Amaris 8. Chad, Stephanie and Jere Mackley 9. Stacey and Tessa Karlis 10. Emma St. John, Areal Gonzalez and Ariel GonzalezPaula and Isabella DiGrigoli TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY

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NETWORKING The 2013 Barristers Ball for Legal Aid Services of Collier CountyWe 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.BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYAlyssa Keogh, Tony Faga and Michele Hill Kelley Price and Allison Douglas with Toni and Basil Bain Kevin Pendley, Lavigne Ann Kirkpatrick and Keith Wickendew Dawn and Rich Montecalvo Will Dempsey and James Zonas Bogdan Stoicescu and Zack Tomlinson Tamara Nichola and Brandy Woodson John Passidomo with Hon. Hugh Hayes Hon. Elizabeth Krier and Nancy Hayes Walter and Mary Beth Crawford Jenn and Rob Lancaster Tami and Chris Vernon NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 BUSINESS B7 At Central Bank, we are proud to be a part of the Southwest Florida community. We offer innovative nancial products for all banking needs and even offer FREE nancial literacy courses for low to moderate income families and small businesses. Stop in to Central Bank to enjoy a higher level of service and convenience today! 1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919239.274.19004099 Tamiami Trl N, Suite 100 Naples, Florida 34103239.430.2500 Building Lasting Relationships Equal Housing Lender

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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B8 WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 House Hunting:5989 Cypress Lane, Bonita BeachPlan your dream home on this incredible corner lot directly on Estero Bay with southern exposure and 265 feet of seawall on the main channel. A dock with davit makes boating into the Gulf of Mexico easy, and its just a short walk to the beach. The existing two-bedroom, three-bath home with den is bright and clean, with a tropical interior and a onecar garage and it has a strong repeat rental history, with committed leases through August of this year. This property is listed at $1.695 million by Thomas Ostrander of Engel & Vlkers Olde Naples. To arrange a private showing or for more information, call (860) 304-1037, e-mail htom@snet. net or visit www.evusa.com. COURTESY PHOTOS yp 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.Vanderbilt Pavilion ClubClose to beaches, shopping and theaters, this 2BR/2BA is located on 2nd oor. Furnished. $1,350Pelican Bay ChanteclairBeautiful, updated 2BR/2BA plus den. Furnished. $2,000Park Shore SolamarWater views from all rooms. 3BR/3BA condominium. Furnished. $3,200Royal HarborPool home on canal with 4BR/4BA and boat slip. Unfurnished. $4,300Marco IslandEstate home, 5BR/6+BA. Waterfront with Gulf views. Furnished. $21,500FT. MYERS, ESTERO BONITA SPRINGS AREA Coconut Point RapalloLake views from this 3BR/2BA condominium. Great amenities, 3rd oor. Unfurnished. $1,300Sabal Palm-GrandezzaUpscale gated community with 2BR/2BA and 1-car garage. Water and basic cable included. Furnished or Unfurnished. $1,400Bonita Bay TuckaweyeCourtyard villa, heated pool and waterfall, 3BR/3BA. Furnished. $3,500Pelican Landing PalermoLuxurious 3BR/3BA high-rise in The Colony. Private elevator and entry. Unfurnished. $3,500 Bonita Bay WaterfordPool home on the golf course with 3BR/2.5BA plus den. Wood oors throughout. Unfurnished. $5,000Bonita BayRemodeled estate home with 3BR plus den, pool and golf course views. Unfurnished. $5,000NAPLES MARCO ISLAND AREA

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Beach Club. Butlers Pantry. Distracting Views. Running on the beach. Minus the sand in your shoes.11125 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108 At Moraya Bay, exercise takes on a whole new meaning. Stunning views dominate each luxurious residence and every on-site amenity, including our fitness center. From the beachside service, restaurant and grotto bar to resort-style pool, lap pool and more, Moraya Bay offers unparalleled luxury living in residences of 4,000 4,500 square feet. Prices from $2.5 million.239.514.5050 MorayaBay.comORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.

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Serving North Naples and surrounding area.STOP BY OUR ON-SITE NORTH NAPLES VILLAGE WALK OFFICE MON-SAT.All homes now on re-sale market and priced from the low 200s-500s. Illustrated PropertiesJoanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732 B rian Carey | 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY Village Walk & Island Walk of North NaplesThe community Town Center is the focus of the communitys unique lifestlylea lifestyle people dream about; meeting friends for a swim, a work out or a set of tennis.. 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! Enjoy all the community offers; a full array of activities, and full recreational facilities reserved exclusively for the residents use with no equity or membership fees! SPECTACULAR 2 BR, 2BA CAPRI OFFERS BUYERS THE WOW FACTOR! Features tile throughout entire home, granite, built -in entertainment center, plantation shutters, newer A/C, cabinets in garage, and premier nish on garage oor, screened lanai has a private oasis feel with electric retractable awning, heated pool and peaceful lake and bridge views, complete electric and roll down hurricane protection offers homeowner peace of mind and security while away! This is a must see home! $299,500 Visual tour available! NEW LISTING FEATURED PROPERTY NAPLES BARGAIN ALERT! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage, with peaceful canal views in Berkshire Village. Low condo fees and Furniture is available too. $148,000 BERKSHIRE FEATURED PROPERTY ISLAND WALKPRISTINE 4BR, 3.5BA, IS SURE TO PLEASE! From the engaging front porch you will fall in love with this gracious light and bright southern exposure home. The open oor plan offers an abundance of room to entertain, with separate formal dining ,living room, and spacious great room boasting many upgrades! The screened lanai with private pool and peaceful lake views is the prefect place to entertain, and the hurricane protection on entire home completes this prefect package! Ready to move right in! 1Yr. Home warranty included. $455,000 EXTENDED 2 BR,2BA CAPRI, CLEAN AND BRIGHT, ORIGINAL OWNER SERIOUS SELLER. WATER VIEWS FROM SCREENED PATIO. $255,000 VILLAGE WALK NICELY UPGRADED 3BR,2.5 BA Oakmont featuring granite in kitchen and master bath, 3 year old a/c unit, jetted tub in master bath, side load garage, screened patio with lake view. Easy gate and amenities access. $356,900 VILLAGE WALK VILLAGE WALKPRISTINE 3BR,3BA plus den is ready to MOVE RIGHT IN! The original owners used the home on a part time basis, home has been lightly lived in! Features new GE appliance package, new toilets,seamless shower in master bath, custom built wall unit, newer A/C and hot water tank, full hurricane protection, and screen lanai with lake view! $359,000 PENDING

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$432,900850 5th Avenue South #C | Naples, FL 34102Trisha: 239.216.6555 | Patti: 239.272.8494Marbella LakesYour Community Specialists & NeighborsPrivate Showings & Community Tours Available PattiFortune@gmail.com trishadavidson23@gmail.com www.OwnInNaples.com $429,000 $349,900 Furnished TURN KEY READYTEAMWORK FROM THE TEAM THAT WORKS! $437,900 EXTENDED LANAI BEST VALUE NEW LISTING Port of the Islands e Best kept Secret in Naples! Alice Krick, Realtor239-404-7929 | napleskrick1@aol.com $349,000290 Stella Maris Dr.Direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. A short drive to both Downtown Naples and Marco. End unit with beautiful landscaping and fruit trees. Dont miss the opportunity to see these outstanding direct access, waterfront properties!Schedule a showing today! 239-404-7929 $259,000334 S. Stella Maris Dr.Direct Gulf Access with a wide water view of Boats and Sealife. is 2 bedroom 2 bath villa has been freshly painted, and is move in ready. $249,900269 Sunrise Cay E., #6Beautiful corner lot with open water view. Lovely one story condo with room for your boat. Fish from your dock or take the family out to the beaches. $329,900254 Stella Maris Dr.is 2 bedroom plus den is nicely located with lanai facing south with Boat li and inground pool. Direct Gulf access. PRI C E R EDUC TIO N www.NaplesCoastalLife.comLyn Reddy: 239-216-6506 Lyn@NaplesCoastalLife.com Sharon McKie: 239-352-4945 Sharon@NaplesCoastalLife.comChateaumere Royale in Pelican Bay Move-in ready! Bright, pristine 2 bed, 2 bath gem! Updated Kitchen, Granite, Stainless Steel appliances, Travertine oors. Southwest view, winter sunshine and gorgeous sunsets. Furnishings negotiable. $489,900 MLS# 213011147 180 9th Street S., Ste. 300, Naples Open Sunday 1-4

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www.PrudentialFloridaRealty.com 239-390-4000For all your real estate needs, please visit our website open 24 hours a day seven days a week. MARCO ISLAND | NAPLES | 5TH AVENUE | NAPLES PARK SHORE | NAPLES RITZ CARLTON | BONITA SPRINGS | FT. MYERS | CAPE CORAL PALERMO AT THE COLONY GOLF & BAY CLUB $1,059,0004875 Pelican Colony Blvd. #1602. 3BR/3BA. Outstanding views await you in this Beautiful Move-in-Ready Furnished Residence. Huge Picture Windows and Floor-to Ceiling Glass Sliders bring the outdoors in. Open Floor Plan and Private Elevator Foyer. This exceptional home is the Best in Florida Living. MLS 213010708JEANNE SCHAUER 239-849-7025 BAREFOOT BEACH CLUB $899,000260 Barefoot Beach Blvd #304. Right on gorgeous Barefoot Beach, TOP 10 IN THE NATION! 2bed/2bath 3rd oor unit exquisitely appointed. Long list of upgrades, must see to appreciate it. Electric hurricane shutters. Panoramic breathtaking views of Gulf of Mexico from the enclosed terrace. MLS 213002363DON DROKE 239-770-3002 TREVISO AT THE COLONY GOLF & BAY CLUB $789,00023750 Via Trevi Way #302. 2BR+DEN/3BA. Relax in your Beautiful, Pristine, Furnished Condo with views of Waterfalls, Estero Bay and the Golf Course. This Movein-Ready home is very spacious and in Brand New Condition. East/West Exposure. Oversized Windows, Large Screened in Terrace and Open Balcony. Must be seen to be appreciated. MLS 210024267JEANNE SCHAUER 239-849-7025 PINEHURST AT PELICAN SOUND $675,00020859 Pinehurst Greens Dr. 3BR+Den/3BA/2.5 car garage. One of the most popular oor plans. Richly appointed. Wood ooring. Paver lanai with solar heated pool & spa. Plantation shutters throughout. Bundled Golf, Tennis, Boating w/Gulf Access! MLS 213008156CHRISTINE MANTILIA 239-896-4505 HIDDEN LAKE AT WOODS EDGE $374,00028478 Hidden Lake Dr. 3BR+Den/2.5BA/2-Car garage. Outstanding property! Gorgeous views of fresh water lake! Very spacious. Large lanai. Gated community. Ten minutes away from all the Gulf beaches, restaurants and shopping. MLS 213001285BOB SCHMIDT 239-273-5302 BONITA FARMS $357,50027237 Galleon Dr. Amazing views from this 3BR/2BA pool home with no HOA fees. Relax on your lanai and take in the peaceful western views of the canal, the river, and those fabulous Florida sunsets. Heated pool, waterside paver patio, 10,000 boat lift everything you need to enjoy this boaters paradise. MLS 213013801DENA WILCOXEN 239-989-2436 CARLTON LAKES $340,0006129 Highwood Park Ln. Quiet enclave of Single Family Homes in Carlton Lakes in Naples. Well maintained 3BR+Den/2BA with heated pool. Enjoy sunset views. Desirable location. MLS 213006082JOAN GUSTAVEL 239-405-3144 CEDAR CREEK $319,0009480 Cedar Creek Dr. Pool home with incredible long lake view, electric hurricane shutters on all windows and door openings, southern exposure, great neighborhood, low HOA fees. Gated community in Bonita Springs with great amenities. MLS 212009135TERRY KORF 239-273-6164 HAWTHORNE $575,00026475 Doverstone Street. 3BR+Den/2.5BA/2500 + Sq Ft. Great location and one of the best water views in Bonita. Close to beaches and shopping, this former model has it all without the high country club fees. Heated pool, spa & long lake views. Perfect for entertaining or enjoying the quiet serene atmosphere yourself. Offered turnkey. MLS 213004700LOLA WELLMAN 239-253-0153 CASSIA AT VASARI COUNTRY CLUB $479,90028480 Altessa Way #202. Not just upgraded, exquisitely upgraded top oor unit with private elevator, 3BR+Den, and over 2,500 sq ft of living space. The most discriminating buyer will appreciate all of the ne additions including large porcelain tile throughout, granite kitchen & bath counters, custom closets, hurricane shutters, and more. Southwestern lake view. MLS 213013723DENA WILCOXEN 239-989-2436 HAWTHORNE $374,50026417 Doverstone St. 2br+den/2bath home on lake with southern exposure. Kitchen has granite, stainless steel appliances & upgraded cabinets. Large lanai and open oorplan are great for entertaining or just having a relaxing evening watching the sunset. MLS 213006587LOLA WELLMAN 239-253-0153 PELICAN SOUND $569,00020814 Gleneagles Links Dr. Beautiful SFH in bundled golf community with Gulf access. Furnished, 4BR/3BA, pool & spa, solar heating, new A/C & appliances. MLS 212036116CHRISTY DOYLE 239-370-2549 PALMIRA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB $369,00028633 San Lucas Ln #202 Sweeping Lake & golf views. 2564 Sq Ft -3BR + den, 3 full baths. Enjoy unparalled amenities. Championship golf available. Call today! MLS 212037516THE OGRADY TEAM 239-218-3844/239-218-3840 CEDAR CREEK $325,00025540 Inlet Way Ct. 3BR/2BA Gated community, natural, serene & picturesque setting, located in Bonita Springs, between Naples & Ft Myers. Home is on a lake, great room concept opening to large pool overlooking the lake. Amenities are large Pool, hot tub, community room, lighted tennis courts, Kayak launch to the Gulf, Bocce ball court and barbeque. MLS 213005309JOY OATLEY 239-287-3118 PALMIRA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB $289,00028641 San Lucas Ln #101. 2BR+Den/2BA. Upgraded 1st oor spectacular unit with SW lake & golf views. Tile on the diagonal, crown molding, high end window treatments, upgraded vanity xtures & lighting treatments, stunning built in entertainment center in great room and of ce unit in den. Spacious wrap around lanai. Resort style amenities. Call today! MLS 213012015THE OGRADY TEAM 239-218-3844/239-218-3840 MATERA AT VASARI $179,90012050 Matera Ln, #101. 2BR+Den/2BA Lovely 1st oor end unit w/Southern exposure on lake with water & golf views. Ceramic tile, Plantation shutters on windows and designer ceiling fans. Bright spacious kitchen w/raised panel cabinets. Bundled golf community. Ready to move in. 15 minutes to beaches, Airport & Downtown Naples. MLS 213011827CAROL CARPENTER 239-246-3316 EDGEWATER AT PELICAN SOUND $279,50021381 Pelican Sound Dr #202. 3BR/2BA upgraded coach home in gol ng & tennis community. Furnished, beautifully decorated, wood ooring, new stainless steel appliances. Great amenities. Access to Estero River and Gulf. Excellent location. MLS 212037160CHRISTY DOYLE 239-370-2549 GULF COAST CAMPING RESORT $42,90024020 Production Cir #119. 1BR/1BA manufactured home on owned lot in a 55+ adult community. Relaxing atmosphere with activities like shing lake, bingo, dances, swimming in the pool, games. Relax & enjoy the beautiful weather. 6 miles to Gulf of Mexico, 20 minutes to SW Intl Airport. Great location in Bonita Springs. MLS 213011252. DON DROKE 239-770-3002 NAVONA AT THE COLONYGOLF & BAY CLUB $489,90023540 Via Veneto Blvd #903. Turnkey 2BR+Den, 9th oor condo with magni cent Gulf views. This beautifully nished residences offers tasteful dcor, amenities galore, and is move in ready. Main oor tness center, social rooms, rentable guest rooms, and movie theatre. Perfectly located at the West end of Coconut Road and boasts a private beach island. MLS 213013816DENA WILCOXEN 239-989-2436 EDGEWATER AT PELICAN SOUND $265,00021341 Pelican Sound Dr #103. 2BR + Den/2BA 1st oor, bright, end unit in gol ng, tennis & boating community with access to Gulf Of Mexico. Updated, brand new stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Relax on the east facing lanai & enjoy sunrises overlooking the Lakes Course fairway and green. Easy to show. MLS 212030188CHRISTINE MANTILIA 239-896-4505 PENDING JUST REDUCED!

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Its all about balance. 5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL, 34142Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.comYour budget. Your life. Prices from the mid $100s LennarFrom The $170s Residences of La Piazza From The$170s Pulte HomesFrom The Low $200s CC DevcoFrom The $190s Del WebbFrom The Mid $100sIn life, its all about balance. Your budget. Your life. You can nd that perfect balance in one community: Ave Maria. Here, life is a bit simpler. Families are a bit closer. Friends have more fun. Children walk to the candy store and scooter to the ice cream shop. The preferred method of transportation in town? A golf cart, of course. And when it comes to home values, youll nd condominiums and single-family homes all priced from the mid $100s. So if you are searching for a true value, look no further than Ave Maria Life. Made simple.www.JackiStrategos.comJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netRichard Droste Realtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.net 633 Hernando Ct. $1,095,000 CLOSE TO BEACHLarge 4 BR/3 BA home w/dining room, den/of ce. Large lanai-pool/spa. Lovely waterfront 3 BR, 2 BA home. 2 tier lanai, spacious. Dock/lift/davits. 1771 Piedmont Ct. $675,000 DIRECT ACCESSOn the water. 2 BR/2 BA. 2 levels. Beautiful kitchen, updates to baths. Model Village $195,000 SUPER LOCATION Mike Randall has been named director of marketing and public relations for McQuaid & Company, a full-service real estate company with residential, commercial and rental divisions. A graduate of Akron University in Ohio, Mr. Randall has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and promotions. George Darrus has joined CC Devco Homes as a new home sales consultant in Maple Ridge at Ave Maria. A member of the National Association of Realtors with more than 17 years of new home sales experience, Mr. Darrus moved to Naples two years ago from Oak Brook, Ill. Susan Joyce and Susan UlrichLoewel earned top sales honors for Stock Development at Lely Resort in March. A native of New Ulm, Minn., Ms. Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1994. She is a graduate of Golden Valley Lutheran College in Minneapolis and of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, where she studied business and music. A native of Bath, Ohio, Ms. UlrichLoewel earned a degree in education from Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minn. She moved to Florida in 1984 and has worked in real estate for the past 16 years. She belongs to the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the Sales and Marketing Council of the Collier Building Industry Association and the Womens Council of Realtors. John Zagar earned top sales honors for Stock Development at Mediterra for the month of March. A native of Minneapolis, Mr. Zagar studied business at the University of Minnesota and has spent more than 30 years in the real estate profession, the past 18 of which have been in Southwest Florida, where he is a licensed Realtor. Sharon Karr earned top sales honors for Stock Development at Black Bear Ridge for the month of March. Originally from Springfield, Mo., Ms. Karr has lived in Florida since 1979 and has 30 years of real estate experience. Before joining Stock, she was a sales associate at Vineyards Realty. From 1993-2003, she worked for US Home/Lennar in Fort Myers before moving to Centex Homes/Pulte Homes in Estero, where she remained until 2010. The following agents have joined the staff at McQuaid & Company: Linda Anderson, Molly Begor, Janet Carter, Keith Davidson, Judy Edson, Sandy and Don Lasch, Scott Leiti, Pam Maher and Tiffany McQuaid. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS RANDALL NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 B17

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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB24 REAL ESTATE MAY 9-15, 2013 >$100,0001 FIDDLERS CREEK WHISPER TRACE 8350 Whisper Trace #201 $199,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty ML Meade 239.293.4851 >$200,000 2 SABAL LAKE 288 Sabal Lake Drive $260,000 PSIR Susan Payne 239.777.7209 3 BONITA BAY HARBOR LANDING 4471 Riverwatch Drive #101 $289,000 PSIR Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 4 THE MOORINGS HARBOUR LIGHTS 372 Harbour Drive $289,000 PSIR Larry Roorda 239.860.2534>$300,0005 PARK SHORE THE LEXINGTON 4022 Belair Lane #3 $313,000 PSIR Linda Perry 239.450.9113 Also Available: #10 $228,5006 THE BROOKS LIGHTHOUSE BAY 10351 Cape Roman #102 $333,000 PSIR Jeanne Marshall 239.405.1614 7 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $390,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Open Mon-Sat 10-8 & Sun 12-8 8 THE MOORINGS EXECUTIVE CLUB 3300 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #109 $399,000 PSIR Larry Roorda 239.860.2534>$400,000 9 PARK SHORE BELAIR 3602 Belair Lane $429,000 PSIR Richard Culp 239.290.2200 10 CHATEAUMERE ROYALE IN PELICAN BAY 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd, #C-202 489,900 Downing-Frye Lyn Reddy 239.216.6506 >$600,00011 PELICAN MARSH OSPREY POINTE 9045 Whimbrel Watch Lane #201 $675,000 PSIR Roya Nouhi 239.290.9111 >$700,000 12 TIBURON BOLERO 2642 Bolero Drive #503 $729,000 PSIR Susie Culp 239.290.9000 13 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CODOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. #303 749,000-2,199,000 Downing-Frye Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 Sunday 1-414 BONITA BAY WOODLAKE 3863 Woodlake Drive $750,000 PSIR Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 15 SPANISH WELLS 28506 Sombrero Drive $759,000 PSIR Jane Bond 239.595.9515 16 BONITA BAY HIDDEN HARBOR 27221 Hidden River Court $793,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.7474 17 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Open Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 >$800,00018 PARK SHORE 3750 Crayton Road $849,000 PSIR Linda Perry 239.450.9113>$1,000,000 19 OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE OFF 5TH 601 7th Avenue South #203 $1,195,000 PSIR Richard Culp 239.290.2200 20 COLLIERS RESERVE 1023 Barcarmil Way 1,250,000 Engel & Vlkers Olde Naples Elton Alikaj 239.821.7242 Sunday 1-421 COQUINA SANDS CHARLESTON SQUARE 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #302 $1,290,000 PSIR Lodge McKee 239.592.3358 22 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $1,306,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Open Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-522B MEDITERRA 18051 Lagos Way $1,375,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.464523 AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #610 $1,925,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Also Available: #605 $1,695,000; #607 $1 ,625,000>$2,000,00024 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1005 $2,395,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Also Available: #1609 $1,795,000; #1109 $1,695,000; #909 $1,595,000; #901 $1,475,000; #1007 $1,345,000; $204 $1,295,000; #V-11 $850,000; #1208 $825,000; #V-2 $725,00025 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $2,049,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 12-525B GREY OAKS 1659 Chinaberry Court $2,795,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.4645>$4,000,00026 PORT ROYAL 3060 Green Dolphin Lane $4,695,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 27 PORT ROYAL AREA LITTLE HARBOUR 224 Little Harbour Lane $4,875,000 PSIR Tess McCarthy 239.207.0118 >$5,000,00028 AQUALANE SHORES 2022 5th Street South $5,450,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 25B 22B 28 24 27 26 21

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INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTIONBROUGHT 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 Italian, New York-styleRosedale Brick Oven delivers taste and hospitality just like in the burroughs. C23 Art that healsExhibit reveals Inner Worlds of domestic violence survivors. C3 All aboardA seaworthy to-do for the Freedom Waters Foundation, and more Society events. C18-21 Punk meets Broadway in ...ArtsNaples World Festival 2013, a celebration of the fine and performing arts of Latin America, takes place May 10-14 at several venues throughout town. Featured performers include nine-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, legendary Brazilian jazz guitarist Romero Lubambo and famed Cuban pianist Ignacio Nachito Herrera. Heres the lineup: La Casa: Latin American Art Throughout the festival The von Liebig Art Center An exhibit of works by local Latin American artists, La Casa: Latin American Art is the Naples Art Associations second annual collaboration with ArtsNaples World Festival. Featured artists include JAMA, Lucy Correa Ryback and Juan Diaz. The exhibition includes pieces on loan from the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. La Casa: Latin American Art will hang at The von Liebig through June. 1. Pianist Priscila Navarro 2 p.m. Friday, May 10 The von Liebig Art Center First-place winner of the 2012 International Chopin Competition, 19-yearold Priscila Navarro studies piano with Michael Baron, Ph.D., at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Bower School of Music. Her Chopin award earned Ms. Navarro her Carnegie Hall debut in March 2013. A native of Lima, Peru, she appeared locally this past season with the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra. ArtsNaples World Festival opening gala 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 The Naples Sailing & Yacht ClubArtsNaples World Festival celebrates Latin AmericaSEE IDIOT, C4 Actress Alyssa DiPalma likes to describe the punk rock opera American Idiot as an assault on your senses, in the best way possible. Its such a visceral show, she says about the musical based on Green Days 2004 album of the same name. Youre feeling things and seeing things and hearing things constantly for an hour and a half. Its a lot. The story deals with the difficulties of becoming an adult in a post9/11 world. Locals have a chance to experience it when American Idiot comes to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myes for one night only, Thursday, May 16.BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Green Days hit album becomes a rock operaJOHN DAUGHTRY / COURTESY PHOTOAlyssa DiPalma (Whatsername) and Alex Nee (Johnny) in American Idiot.SEE ARTSNAPLES, C16

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SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSDoctors orders: Too much of a ladyWhen a door opens, I always step through, my friend Dan likes to say. I agree, especially when it comes to love. And love advice. People give me relationship tips in the strangest places and the unlikeliest situations. I always listen. Who knows when a gem will turn up? So when the physicians assistant at my doctors office started dishing during a recent check-up, I paid attention. Id just as soon take love advice from a man in scrubs. You married? he asked as he held my wrist and timed my pulse. I shook my head. See now he jotted a note in my chart if we were at the club, I would never approach a girl like you. I raised an eyebrow. Oh, yeah? The P.A. gave me the once over. Youre too high-maintenance. I glanced down at my outfit. Highmaintenance? But Im wearing tennis shoes, I said. I swung my feet under the examination table to emphasize my point. The paper covering crinkled under my khaki-clad rear. The P.A. glanced up from my chart. Its the scarf, he said matter-offactly. I touched the fabric at my neck. It was from Old Navy, made of cotton, and cost less than $15. We're not talking Herms here. He shook his head. Not just the scarf. The whole look. He closed my file and looked at me earnestly, as if he were about to dispense life-saving advice. Maybe he was. If Im on the town and I see a girl dressed like you, Im not going to talk to her. Im going to be a little scared to say hello. But if I see a girl who looks like pardon my words, but its true a hoochie mama, then I know what Im in for. Shes the one Im going to talk to. I started to laugh. He didnt mean high-maintenance in the upkeep sense. He meant it in the amount of effort it would take to get me to bed. Ive practically memorized Steve Harveys dating advice book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Hell, I even saw the movie. I know that good men are looking for respectable women, decent women, women who act and dress like ladies. Right? A woman who is dressed appropriately has her goodies reasonably covered, but is still sexy, is a keeper, Mr. Harvey writes in his book. A woman who is scantily clad and dripping sex is a throwback. Exactly. But now I wonder if theres a problem with that logic. In order to be caught in the first place, maybe we need to show a little more skin. In fact, the best dating stretches of my life came when I dressed just a touch maybe a lot risqu. And the guys I attracted? Not all bad. In fact, it was a good mix, with a keeper or two thrown in. Maybe Mr. Harvey is right that a decent man wants a real lady. But the P.A. is right too. Sometimes it helps to take it down a notch, to be just a touch hoochie. Artis Henderson has joined the Twitterverse. Follow her @ArtisHenderson. f w a i artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com www.RiverchaseDermatology.com1-800-591-DERM (3376) Did You Know?One person dies of melanoma every hour.May is Melanoma Awareness MonthRiverchase Dermatology offers the most advanced skin cancer treatments available. Free Consultations www.riverchase-fatfreeze.comTransform your body without...diet, exercise or surgery!North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Marco Island 950 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 303 Fort Myers 7331 Gladiolus Dr. Cape Coral 413 Del Prado Blvd. S., Suite 101 North Port 14840 Tamiami Trail NOW OPEN Treat-to-Complete with...Con dence in your treatment, Con dence in your clothes.Learn more at our in-house events with a chance to win a FREE treatment!May 20th at 6 p.m. in Downtown Naples 261 9th St. South May 22nd at 6 p.m. in Ft. Myers 7331 Gladiolus Drive Call 239-313-2553 to RSVP. Space is limited.North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Marco Island 950 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 303 Fort Myers 7331 Gladiolus Dr. Cape Coral 413 Del Prado Blvd. S., Suite 101 North Port 14840 Tamiami TrailNOW OPEN www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013

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agavenaples.com I 239-598-FIRE (3473)Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Sunday & Monday 11:30 am 10 pm Tuesday -Saturday 11:30 am Midnight CONTEMPORARY SOUTHWEST CUISINE 2012 May 12 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m.$45++per person AT AGAVE a g a AT A G A V E UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTSMothers Day Sunday, May 12thTreat your mom to Mothers Day on the water! Relax and enjoy a double entre dinner and rose for each mom. Sunset cruise from 6:45-8:45pm Call for reservationsLive Entertainment CruisesTuesday, May 14thLive Tropical Steel Drums with J RobertTuesday, May 21stSounds of Sinatra with Tony Avalon Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com Naples Princess Naples P rin cess The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water. Naples Princess... Inner Worlds of Domestic Violence Survivors III, an exhibit of works by participants in the Healing Arts program offered by The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, opens Saturday, May 11, at the Baker Museum of Art at ArtisNaples (formerly known as the Philharmonic Center for the Arts). Rhe Healing Arts program uses painting, drawing, creative writing, yoga and more to help victims of domestic violence dig deep within themselves to heal from their painful pasts. These proven modalities not only free them from the pain of the abuse, but provide them the opportunity to rediscover their true, empowered selves. Inner Worlds of Domestic Violence Survivors III hangs through June 7 in the art museums Jean Newell Gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. TuesdaySaturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for full-time students (with valid I.D.) and free for ages 17 and younger. For more information about Healing Arts and other programs and services at The Shelter, call 775-3862 or visit www. naplesshelter.org. Artwork illustrates the healing process for domestic violence survivorsThe Naples High School Golden Eagle Performing Arts Society presents the Broadway musical In the Heights Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, at the school. Show time is 7 p.m. In the Heights transports viewers to the streets of Manhattans Washington Heights neighborhood, where strong family bonds and the challenges of going off to college come together in one universal message: that where you are right now is right where you belong. Tickets are $7 for adults/high school students and $5 for younger students. For more information, call the school at 377-2200. Discover life In the Heights at Naples High NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 C3

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 Its such a high-energy show, says Scott Saxon, general manager of the Mann Hall. He saw it on Broadway, where it ran from March 2010 to April 2011. There are all kinds of Broadway shows: the old traditional shows, the more traditional shows, the big spectacles. This is different from all those. This is very high energy, almost a combination of a concert and a show together. Its as groundbreaking as Rent was in its time, Mr. Saxon adds. This is the most rock-type music Ive seen in a Broadway show. Its the great combination of punk, grunge. The show takes the music of Green Days multi-platinum album and, mixing in some songs from the bands subsequent album, st Century Breakdown, transforms the story onto the stage. Ms. DiPalma, 23, who plays Whatshername in the musical, was a big Green Day fan as a teenager. She recalls receiving a copy of American Idiot for her 14th birthday and thinking about how cool it was, how different it was than what was out at the time. The album, which includes the songs Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Wake Me Up When September Ends and the title cut, American Idiot, received a Grammy for Best Rock Album. Ms. DiPalmas birthday CD eventually became buried under more current music, she says, until she saw the rock opera on Broadway and fell in love with the music all over again.A younger audienceAmerican Idiot was originally written as a concept album, as a throughline, she says. The musical leaves all the songs in order, with some cuts from Green Days st Century Breakdown album. They just added a few more characters and spot points, expanding it a little further, Ms. DiPalma says. Director Michael Mayer, who received a Tony nomination for directing Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002 and another for directing Spring Awakening in 2007, has said that he instantly thought of a Broadway show the first time he heard the American Idiot album. He co-wrote the book of the musical with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who also performed in the Broadway show on occasion. They dont Broadway-ize it at all, Mr. Saxon says. The music is the way its on the album. Theres always been something theatrical about Green Day anyway, so its music that lends itself to (the stage) very well. It translates very well. Its different, its powerful. It gets you pumped up. Im very excited to be able to bring it here. But American Idiot the musical, he cautions, is not for everybody. Which accounts for why the Mann Hall is presenting it in May, outside the traditional arts season in Southwest Florida. It doesnt necessarily appeal to those who are here during season, Mr. Saxon says. Instead, it will appeal to a younger audience fans of Green Day especially. It gives those folks, especially those who might not think of a Broadway show as something to come and see, a chance to do it. A post 9-11 statementMs. DiPalma describes the American Idiot story as being about three guys who get tired of their life in suburbia and want to live in the city. One of them gets his girlfriend pregnant and has to stay behind, and another joins the Army. The lead character falls into this world of drugs and all sorts of shady deals. And he meets Whatshername. I describe her as the angel on Johnnys shoulder, Ms. DiPalma says about her character. Shes very compassionate. They have this very passionate love affair, they fall in love and spend all this time together. But its not strong enough to drag him out of the depths that hes fallen into. The musical is definitely a post 9/11 statement, she says. Its geared toward my generation. We were 10, 11, 13 years old when (the World Trade Center towers fell.) We had to do most of our growing up in a fear-based world. We werent given the safety to go out and make mistakes. It was a very scary world to grow up in, after something like that happened. I think this show allows people of my generation and youth to kind of realize that its OK to go out into the world, its OK to make mistakes. You can always go back home. You dont have to live in fear. The title song declares: Dont want to be an American idiot. An American idiot, Ms. DiPalma says, is those people who feed into whatever it is that the media tells them, instead of going out into the world and figuring things out for themselves. Whatshername, the actress adds, is the kind of woman I want to eventually be in my life They told me, when I got the role, that shes the woman that every woman who moves to New York hopes to be some day. As shes played and experimented with her character, many of Whatshernames characteristics have bled into her own personality, she says. Shes confident and doesnt care what anybody thinks and is extremely passionate about her life, she says. And those three things have translated into my life. Im on my way to becoming that New York woman that every woman wants to be. Broadway Idiot, an 80-minute documentary of American Idiots journey from album to Broadway, premiered at SXSWs 4 Beats Per Second film festival on March 15. A feature film based on the musical has been optioned and will be produced by Tom Hanks. Punk musicians and their fans pride themselves on being anti-establishment, of being on the fringe, not commercial. Isnt having your album sell more than 16 million copies and turned into a Broadway show about as nonpunk as you can get? I personally think its very punk rock to do a Broadway show, says Ms. Di Palma. The basis of punk was to stick it to the man; were not going to do what you expect of us, were going to go in a completely different direction. And thats what Green Day did in making their album into a Broadway show. Nobody expected them to do a Broadway show. The hardcore fans may have lucked out on that. Theres nothing more punk rock than doing the unexpected and being successful at it. IDIOTFrom page 1 American Idiot>> When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers >> Tickets: $39-$62 >> Info: 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com JOHN DAUGHTRY / COURTESY PHOTOSCasey OFarrell (Will) in American Idiot. Alyssa DiPalma and the Ladies of American Idiot. Thomas Hettrick and Jenna Rubali. Alyssa DiPalma and Alex Nee.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 C5 Better Than Breakfast In Bed. Mothers Day Brunch At Tanglewood Restaurant.Celebrate Mothers Day May 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.Give her time with the whole family with brunch at Tanglewood Restaurant. Adults: $65.00* Children 5 to 12 years: $32.00* Children 4 years and under are Complimentary Call 239-444-1234 for reservations and information. coconutpoint.hyatt.com*20% Gratuity and Sales Tax will be added to all checks. 5001 Coconut Rd. Bonita Springs, FL 34134 239-352-5554 | www.dr-pena.com | 6370 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 101 | Naples, FL 34119 10% OFF GIFT CERTIFICATES Valued Up to $15015% OFF GIFT CERTIFICATES Valued $151 $25020% OFF GIFT CERTIFICATES Valued 0ver $250 La Piel SpaBy Dr. Manuel M. Pea **For Mothers Day Special maximum gift certi cate amount is $1000.00, discounted gift certi cates expire 6 months from date of issue. Board Certi ed Plastic Surgeon For its final Broadway presentation of the season, Artis Naples (formerly the Philharmonic Center for the Arts) presents the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Dreamgirls for one performance only, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. Full of onstage joy and backstage drama and inspired by the career of Diana Ross and The Supremes, Dreamgirls premiered on Broadway in 1981 and has remained an audience favorite through several revivals and a 2006 movie adaptation. The show tells the story of The Dreams, an up-andcoming singing group in the 1960s, in their pursuit of fame and fortune in the tumultuous music industry. Tickets are availably by calling 5971900 or visitng www.thephil.org. Dreamgirls closes the Broadway season

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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO CATERING FOR ALL EVENTS Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING Basic Omelette Party for 1st time Business Clients Theater 50 Shades! The Musical May 10 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www. bbmannpah.com. 110 In the Shade Through May 11 by TheatreZone at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) 9663352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. The Mousetrap By The Naples Players through May 11 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. In the Heights May 9-10 at Naples High School. See story page C3. Menopause The Musical Through May 18 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com. Thursday, May 9 Village Nights The Village on Venetian Bay presents music by the Leon Ellis Trio and Brandon Anthony from 5-8 p.m. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com.Thursday on Third J Robert, Sistas and Dave Mankes perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. along Third Street South. Free. www.thirdstreetsouth.com. Last Comic Standing Andrew Santino takes the stage at Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island tonight through May 12. $20-$45. 389-6900 or www.offthehookcomdey.com. Free Film A screening of Missing (USA, 1982) begins at 2 p.m. at Naples Regional Library. Free. Registration required. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.colliergov.net/library. Fun on Fifth Fith Avenue South hosts Wine Tours on Fifth from 6-8 p.m. $25 per person, $45 per couple. Enjoy live music along the avenue from 6-10 p.m. www.fithavenuesouth.com.Latin Dance South Regional Library hosts an evening of Latin American dance performed by instructors from the Fred Astaire Studio at 6:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or www.colliergov.net/library. Friday, May 10 National Gardens Day Naples Botanical Garden celebrates National Public Gardens Day by offering free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a coupon downloaded from www.naplesgarden.org.Blues, Brews and BBQ Tin City kicks off the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival at 4 p.m. The fun continues from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 11 and includes performances by Deb & The Dynamics, Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers, the Dazzling Delrays and the Blues Brothers Soul Band. Rock Out Konnie & Kirk perform from 6-9 p.m. by the pool at Jacks River Bar. 475 North Road. 213-1441 or www. floridamarinaclubs.com. Saturday, May 11 Farmers Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama. www.thirdstreetsouth.comTurtle Trot The eighth annual Turtle Trot fun run sets out from Lovers Key State Park at 8 a.m. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org. Design District To-Do The Naples Design and Resale District on Second Avenue North celebrates CityFest with live music, food, store discounts and more fun from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Canoe Races The 37th annual Great Dock Canoe Race makes a splash at 11 a.m. at Crayton Cove. 404-6718 or www.greatdockcanoerace.com. Summer Cooking Sea Salt restaurant presents a Springtime Soups & Salads cooking class beginning at 11:30 a.m. $65 for the class and lunch. Reservations required. 434-7258. Two to Tango Alicia Repun leads a tango class from 7-8 p.m. followed by milongo for all levels until 11 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www. pablorepuntango.com. Country Hits Country singer Jo Dee Messina performs at 9 p.m. at Seminole Casino Immokalee. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (800) 218-0007 or www. seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Sunday, May 12 Mothers Day Mothers and grandmothers enjoy free admission at Naples Botanical Garden, and the first 100 to arrive will also receive a gift. 4820 Bayshore Drive. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.Rock Out Patrick Monkey Mitchell performs from 2-6 p.m. by the pool at Jacks River Bar. 475 North Road. 213-1441 or www.floridamarinaclubs.com. Monday, May 13 Monday Jam Michael Blasucci and Frankie Colt perform at 5 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun and Spirts. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Live Jazz Jazz singer Jebry takes the stage at 6 p.m. at Wise Guys Supper and Comedy Club. 2059 Tamiami Trail E. 234-6890 or www.wiseguyssupperclub.com. Tuesday, May 14 Now Youre Cooking Chef Brian Lewis leads a cooking class from 6-8 p.m. at The Sauce Lady. $35 includes a threecourse dinner. Reservations required. 592-5557 or www.thesaucelady.com. Wednesday, May 15 Book Talk Naples Regional Library holds a discussion of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli at 2 p.m. Free. Registration required. 650 Central Ave. 2624130 or www.colliergov.net/library. Coming up Garden Tour Tour the Norris Gardens at the Historic Palm Cottage at 10 a.m. May 16. $10 (free for members of the Naples Historical Society). Reservations required. 262-8164 or www. napleshistoricalsociety.org. Healthy Cooking Brian Gorman of Artichoke & Company and chef Chris De Luca host a class about healthy cooking from 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 16 at Artichoke & Company. $45. Reservations required. 1410 Rail Head Blvd. 263-6979 or www.artichokeandcompany.com. Fleabitten Freds Food, Fun and Spirits presents dinner and a show with Compton & Bennetts Fleabitten, A Day at the Fleamarket at 6 p.m. May 16. $34.95. 2700 Immokalee Road 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Orchid Thursday The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance invites the public to hear orchid expert Jim Connell at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Free. 498-9741 or www.gulfcoastorchidalliance.com. American Idiot At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. May 16. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah. com. See story on page C1. Magic Carpet Ride A small ensemble of woodwind musicians from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra demonstrate their instruments and answer questions from children at 11:30 a.m. May 18 at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Concert Band The Florida Divisional Band, Florida Brass and the Naples Corps Band perform from 2-4 p.m. May 18 at Cambier Park. Birthday Bash The American Cancer Society celebrates its 100th birthday from 2-8 p.m. May 18 at Chrissys Tavern at the Courthouse. $10 donation includes one drink ticket. All proceeds benefit ACS Relay For Life Naples. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101.Youth Recital The Philharmonic Youth Chorale performs at 3 p.m. May 18 at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. La Traviata Philadelphias Center City Opera Theater presents Verdis La Traviata with the Gulf Coast Symphony at 7:30 p.m. May 18 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Community Day ArtisNaples invites the public to Community Day from noon-4 p.m. May 19. The first 200 guests receive a free T-shirt. Free. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org.Orchestra Concert The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra perform works by Mozart, Vivaldi and more at 7 p.m. May 19 at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Summer Speaker Naples Backyard History and Sea Salt restaurant present local historian Maureen Sullivan-Hartung with Beer Worms, Square Grouper and Indians, Oh My! at 11 a.m. May 23. Lecture at the history museum followed by lunch at Sea Salt. $40. Reservations required. 774-2978 or www. naplesbackyardhistory.net. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to events@floridaweekly.com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. Photographs by members of the Naples Photography Club, including the one above by David Bosworth, are on exhibit and for sale through July 31 in the West Wing Gallery at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. The club, which goes by the name of DIP-SIG (Digital Image Photography Special Interest Group), welcomes the public to its meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Edison State College-Collier Campus. For more information, visit www.DPI-SIG.org. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013

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RSVP 239-348-7362 6370 Pine Ridge Road | Suite 101 | Naples, FL 34119www.dr-pena.com Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonLearn About Sculptra ursday, May 16th 3-5pmSpecial prices and packages for Attendees Only Please RSVP limited seating Beverages and Snacks NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 FLORIDA WRITERSTossing a hearty, humorous dish at reality television Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette. Obsidian. 320 pages. $7.99.This is the third in Lucy Bur dettes light and lovely Key West Food Critic Mysteries, following An Appetite for Murder and Death in Four Courses. Ms. Burdette has discovered and mastered the structural benefits of the classic space and time unities. These give the energy of compression to her plots.What better way to confine the spatial scope than to set a story on an island? And what better island than the simultaneously familiar and remote Key West, a place where real history and legend combine? Finally, what better way to set temporal limits than to focus on an exciting, short-term event? In Death in Four Courses, the author explored laughs and deaths at a literary seminar given over to food writing. In Topped Chef, she builds her story around the short-term and on-the-cheap filming of a realty television cooking show. Its a competition, of course; and not only are the contestants competing, but it seems as if the judges are as well. Though well find out later how she was chosen for the task, intrepid foodie and amateur sleuth Hayley Snow, restaurant critic for Key Zest lifestyle magazine, is on the judging panel.After introducing the judges and contestants, the somewhat irritable producer-director Peter Shapiro sets things in motion with assistance of Hayleys acquaintance, the impeccable Deena Smith. A significant number of applicants have already been winnowed to six serious contestants. Now those six, with the judges on hand, will be chopped down to three finalists. The tension builds. The four judges and three finalists are comprised of strongly individualized characters. Ms. Burdette draws them in broad strokes, allowing readers to sort them out. The judges include Sam Rizzoli, big shot local restaurateur whose newest place has been given a negative review by Haley, causing serious friction. The other judges are the thoroughly conceited Chef Adam Boyd; the reserved and hesitant food-writer/memoirist Toby Davidson; and the overly curious motormouth, Hayley herself. Even more sharply etched are the remaining contestants: flamboyant drag queen Randy Thompson; Buddy Higgs, creator of ingenious dishes based on molecular gastronomy; and ethnic combo expert Henrietta Stentzel, with whom Hayley once had a run-in. Whats most fun with this loony crew is Ms. Burdettes perfect-pitch parody of food talk as made familiar on Chopped and other popular food programs where judges and competitors try to top eachother in their descriptions of preparations, styles, successes and failures. But wait this is a murder mystery. Early in the game, Mr. Rizzoli is found dead. When Hayley happens upon the dockside scene of the investigation, there her fellow judge is, tied to a mast, wearing a blonde wig and red lipstick. Are these garish and grotesque details clues to motive and murderer? There were already hints of collusion or manipulation in the judging process. Is Mr. Rizzolis death connected to those suspicions? And did someone take a shot at Toby Davidson? With the investigation under way and Hayley characteristically nosey and underfoot, her relationship with almostbeau Det. Nathan Bransford is strained. Even worse, the detectives ex-wife shows up and their behavior suggests a real threat to Hayleys romantic dreams. Before long, too many people are unofficially involved in the investigation. These range from the elderly but lively Miss Gloria, who rents Hayley a room on her houseboat, to Turtle, Hayleys homeless friend who is found seriously beaten. Someone is trying to stop him from revealing what he has seen. Evidence, motive and opportunity are turned over and over while Hayley follows her investigatory instincts, finds plenty of trouble, writes her story about the cooking shows pilot episode and dashes off another restaurant review. Throw in her part in the plans for a friends pirate wedding, and this delightfully expressive young lady is dizzy from being busy. The author has a high old time exploding the myth of reality television. Nothing can be more artificial than the staged, manipulated antagonisms. Is it culinary art or performance art thats on display? Or is it editing genius? Sweet and savory, Top Chef captures Key Wests sensory enchantment, and Ms. Burdettes bubbly protagonist is once again the main ingredient in a sure-fire recipe. 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. b w i r m philJASONpkjason@comcast.net Burdette

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facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress www.keywestexpress.us 1-800-593-7259 $ 119ROUND TRIP!* FOR ONLY*Minimum 8 day advance purchase, non-refundable fare. Cannot be combined with other offers. Weekend fee applies to any travel Friday thru Sunday. Expires May 30, 2013. into www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 ARTS COMMENTARYWhat confuses me about renaming the PhilSometimes, when you ask people what they think of you, you may not like what they have to say, Kathleen van Bergen, CEO of ArtisNaples, formerly known as the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, told me. She was quoting herself, repeating a line she used at the venue on April 19 when she publicly announced the name change and explained that survey results caused her to seek a new name for the Phil. She might be regretting that comment now, as the Naples community is letting her know in no uncertain terms what it thinks about the decision to change the name. With one or two exceptions, reaction has been universally negative. Some people are responding with confusion, but many are responding vehemently, and with great anger. They hate the new name. HATE it. (Im reminded of the title of a book written by the late Roger Ebert: I Hated, Hated, HATED This Movie. That pretty much sums up how local arts patrons feel about ArtisNaples.) They feel hoodwinked. They feel bamboozled. They feel sucker punched. Theyre personally insulted by the name change. Employees at the former Phil are putting up a good front publicly, but talk to some off the record, and even theyll tell you: They hate the name change, too. It doesnt make sense to them, either. Some people have been bold enough to make comments from the stage. As the musicians walked on stage for a recent concert of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, one of them grabbed the mike and said, Welcome to THE PHIL! It seemed quite deliberate, the use of the name. There was a pause, and then the audience went crazy with applause. At another concert, a benefit for the Easter Seals autism program, in the smaller Daniels Pavilion, the audience was once again welcomed to the Phil, or ArtisteNaples, or however you say it, organizer and Naples resident Bob Goldman told the crowd. Im not going to call it that. Its a ridiculous name. Its the Phil, and Im going to keep calling it the Phil. That, too, was met with applause. In addition to applause with every mention of loyalty to the Phil, another sound being heard all around town is the sound of people talking about the name change in supermarkets, at dinner parties, at poolside, in beauty salons and spas, on cell phones and none of it is positive. And that other sound? Thats the sound of donor checkbooks firmly and resolutely being closed shut. (Ms. van Bergen and chief advancement officer Mary Deissler apparently are so concerned about this that theyre now trying to do damage control, holding a series of luncheons and dinners with major donors.) I know of at least one couple who, after the name change was announced, requested their donation be returned. Surely they cant be the only ones to do so. Sense of ownershipYes, Ms. van Bergen attended a great business school and knows classical music. But as they say in The Music Man: You gotta know the territory. And I think she has greatly misjudged the Naples community. I think she underestimated the tremendous love people have for the Phil including its name. The venue exists only because of the great strength of will and vision of Myra Janco Daniels. But Mrs. Daniels has always said she could never have done it alone. Her theme, in raising money for the center, was: Together we can build this. The Phil exists because of donations from the community millions and thousands and even a monthly $10 donation out of a Social Security check. In her book, Secrets of a Rutbuster: Breaking Rules and Selling Dreams, Mrs. Daniels writes that, Every hallway, seat, piece of carpet, and brick was sponsored by donation everything except the urinals. She continues on to say that, as of 2009, more than 70,000 people had contributed to the center. So its not just a place to go to see a show or hear a concert or attend a lecture or view an exhibit. Its a place the community feels a deep sense of ownership and responsibility toward and for good reason: They helped build it. And I think they see Ms. van Bergens role as someone hired to be a good steward of the place, to continue its quality programming and move it forward into the 21st century. Not as someone brought on board to arbitrarily change the name.Dazed and confusedI have to say, Ive been confused by everything about this name change, from how it was decided to how it was announced. When I first heard the name, I didnt know about the famous zoo in the Netherlands or about Artis Gilmore, the basketball player. I instantly thought it sounded like the name of a lesbian chorus, because I have friends who sang with Artemis Singers, Chicagos Lesbian Feminist Chorus. And then I thought, Isnt there already a group with this name? And someone reminded me of ArtsNaples, whose second annual World Festival begins May 11 and focuses on the fine art, film, music and dance of Latin America. And some ArtsNaples World Festival programs are even taking place at ArtisNaples. How confusing is that? ArtisNaples sounds gimmicky. Maybe its just me, but instead of an arts center, I think it sounds more like a New Age retreat for women to get in touch with their inner goddesses and call themselves by pseudo Latin names. And Ms. van Bergens suggestion that we can also call it Art is Naples is even worse. Because art might be a lot of things, but it certainly isnt Naples. Several things puzzle me. First of all, why would you change a name that has such tremendous cache, thats known not only throughout the U.S., but around the world as a name that stands for quality and class? Companies spend big money to try to attain this kind of name recognition, but the Phil is just throwing it away. Ms. van Bergen has said Philharmonic Center for the Arts is too confusing, that it stands for only one genre. But Artis Naples, a name that constantly has to be explained, certainly isnt clearer. Plus, as some have pointed out, its just one letter away from the aforementioned ArtsNaples. Additionally, many already associate the name with a zoo in the Netherlands called Artis. Ms. van Bergen admits that she knew about the zoo, and other places named Artis, but went ahead with the name change anyway. Yet shes also said she wanted a name that was unique. Whats unique about a name you share with other venues? Im also puzzled by her comments that people thought the Phil was just an orchestra hall. Really? Ive been going there and writing about it for 16 years. In all these years, in the hundreds of times I must have said, Im going to the Phil tonight or I went to the Phil last night, no one has ever said to me, Oh, how was the orchestra? The Phil is the Phil and the orchestra is the orchestra. I dont know anyone who confuses the two. Ms. van Bergen, however, claims people think it refers only to the orchestra. I disagree. Center for the Arts explains exactly what it is. Take Lincoln Center in New York City, for example. The 16-acre complex is home to the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet and the Lincoln Center Theatre, just to name a few. No one confuses the opera with the ballet or the orchestra with the theater. t b p nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com On the board of directorsMany people are wondering whos on the board of directors that voted through the name change at Artis-Naples. Of the 35 board members, nine have been appointed by CEO Kathleen van Bergen since she took the reins Sept. 1, 2011. Heres a list of the board members, with asterisks denoting the ones appointed by Ms. van Bergen: Ned Lautenbach, chairman of the board William Schoen, chairman of the executive committee Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and president Michael Armstrong Jay Baker James Campbell James Curvey Michael Dougherty David Drobis Robert Edwards Linda Flewelling Eugene Frey Lynne Haarlow Scott Hansen Alan Hil ker Lois Wertheimer Lipnik James McCready Gerri Moll Leo Montgomery Robert Morris Dave Neill William OMeara Lawrence Pugh Kimberly Querrey John Remondi Sarah Rorer Donald Ryks Stephen Schwartz Bruce Sherman Adria Starkey William Stavropoulos Shelley Stayer William Steere Jr. George Sypert Timothy Ubben Corbin Wyant

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 C9 Those mysterious surveysThen theres the matter of the surveys. According to the Naples Daily News, Phil director of advancement Mary Deissler said that 3,000 surveys were sent out, to really, anyone who had ever bought a ticket to the Phil. This is also causing a great deal of consternation in the community, because no one seems to know anyone who received a survey. Ive asked numerous people, and no one has seen a survey. Ive spoken to friends who attend dinner parties where everyone subscribes to the Phil and many are donors. None of them received a survey. And not only that, but none of them know anyone who received a survey. What are the odds of that? (If anyone out there did receive a survey, please contact me at nstetson@floridaweekly.com. Wed love to see a copy.) People feel the name change was decided secretly, behind their backs, without their input, and certainly without their approval. And that makes them angry. And then there are the man-on-thestreet interviews, videos of which were shown at the April 19 announcement. I didnt see them, but friends who did describe most of the participants as being younger than 30 and looking as if theyre visiting Naples purely for the beaches and bars. One said she doubted if theyd ever stepped foot in a museum. The description made me think of Jay Lenos Jay Walking episodes, where he stops young people on the street and asks them basic questions. For example, when asked who was the first man on the moon, a woman answers, Louie Armstrong. And to who wrote Handels Messiah, a man responds, I dont know. I dont read books. Are these the type of people who determined the Phil should become Artis Naples?Peculiar timingThe timing of all this is a little strange, too. Media-savvy people know that if you want to bury the news about something, announce it late on a Friday. The Phils name change was announced on a Friday evening, at an invitation-only event (as opposed to Mrs. Daniels tradition of welcoming everyone in the community to her Annual Report to the Community). Its also curious that the announcement was made so late in the season, three weeks after Easter, when many winter residents have gone back north. Additionally, this name change has been announced just as the Phil is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Maybe its the journalist in me, but this all strikes me as a little weird. Because, if the new name remains, were going to hear things such as, ArtisNaples celebrates its 25th anniversary! No, the Phil is celebrating its 25th anniversary. ArtisNaples isnt even a month old yet.Substance, not surfaceAnyone who is running an arts center of any name these days faces the challenge of cultivating new, younger audiences. The trick is to do it while still pleasing those who have been with you over the years. Its a fine balancing act. It was hoped that Ms. van Bergen would bring in some fresher, more cutting-edge acts. And she has, somewhat, at least when it comes to jazz. Grammy Award-winning bassist Esperanza Spalding played on the Phil stage this season, as well as the difficult-to-pigeonhole, multi-genre Pink Martini. But when it came to other genres, the lineup was pretty much status quo. Some people might like seeing Huey Lewis and the News, or hearing the orchestra play the music of Simon and Garfunkel or even Led Zeppelin, but such acts are not whats going to pull in that elusive, soughtafter younger audience. The Phil should book people such as David Byrne, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Jack White or the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Bring in the Elevator Repair Service theater troupe to perform Gatz in the Daniels Pavilion. Ben Brantley of The New York Times described the enactment of F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby as the most remarkable achievement in theater not only of this year but also of this decade. Bring in the types of acts we typically have to drive to Tampa, Sarasota or Miami to see. Incidentally, as of this writing, Artis Naples has yet to announce its 2013-14 headline acts. Its expanded its classical programs and announced its Broadway shows, but it hasnt announced even highlights from the upcoming season. (Historically, those would be announced in March at the Annual Report to the Community, so its six to seven weeks past schedule.) If you want people to talk about your venue and see it in a new light, update some of your programming. Instead of spending big bucks on a name change and rebranding that no one wants, use that money to attract new and innovative acts. That would be a change with some substance. And news that something interesting is going on at the Phil will travel quickly, by word of mouth. Dont change the name. Thats surface. And, as Ms. van Bergen and the board of directors surely know by now, its absolutely the wrong thing to do. Though whether they will admit it and fix it remains to be seen. Want to share your thoughts about Artis-Naples on the record? E-mail nstetson@floridaweekly.com. Include your first and last name and a phone number. A group calling itself the Save The Phil Committee has posted an online petition at www. savethephil.com. PUZZLE ANSWERS 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 SPA This powerful trio promises to remove, restore and radiate your being. Begin with a 50-minute Sweet Awakening Sugar Scrub designed to reveal a smoother, tighter skin texture. Next, enjoy a 50-minute customized Artisan Massage. Finally, rebalance and rehydrate with a 50-minute Signature Facial. Receive a Waldorf Astoria spa robe with the purchase of a Golden Trio Spa Package from May 1st to May 31st. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 C11 LADIES NIGHTThursday, 6pm-Midnight$4 feature wines by the glass $4 feature martinis $4 atbreads Live Entertainment!Bill Colletti jazzin it up with a great mix of Soul, Chill, Classic & Latin Jazz styles on the ugelhorn & trumpet!The Mercato of Naples: 9118 Strada Place 239.598.5601 www.thewineloftofnaples.com THIS WEEK ON WGCUTV THURSDAY, MAY 9, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Uneasy Lies the Head Martin struggles to deal with the news of Louisas pregnancy. But Louisa is adamant that she does not want Martin involved and learns something about Martin and Ediths relationship during medical school that shocks her. FRIDAY, MAY 10, 9 P.M. Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season. Enjoy dynamic performances, intimate moments of life on the road and visits to Shimabukuros native Hawaii. SATURDAY, MAY 11, 11 P.M. Globe Trekker Around the World: Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Calendonia The journey begins in Santiago de Chile and then moves on to Tahiti, the Polynesian paradise that enticed LouisAntoine de Bougainville, Captain Cook and Captain Bligh to stay longer than planned. SUNDAY, MAY 12, 8 P.M. Call the Midwife Season 2, Part 7 Cynthia administers daily insulin to a man who consistently belittles his wife. Jenny witnesses a different kind of persecution. 9 P.M. Masterpiece Classic Mr. Selfridge, Part 7 F.W. Woolworth tries to undercut his old friend and competitor, Harry, who gives the discount king a run for his money. The temperature rises with Agnes and Henri. MONDAY, MAY 13, 10 P.M. Independent Lens The Invisible War The most shameful secret in the U.S. military is the epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks. An American female soldier is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. TUESDAY, MAY 14, 9 P.M. Constitution USA with Peter Sagal Its a Free Country Ask Americans what the Constitutions most important feature is and most will say its the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Explore several stories involving freedom of speech, religion, and the right to privacy. WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 8 P.M. Nature The Great Zebra Exodus See the story of an annual epic trek across the vast lunar landscape of the Kalaharis Makgadikgadi Pans through the eyes of a single zebra family. The film reveals the fascinating social bonds that hold zebra families together. Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday from 5 to 6pm. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | WaldorfAstoriaNaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 A&E WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 (239) 530-2225 SATURDAY, MAY 11TH PARTY STARTS AT NOON! TOP 40 REGGAE ROCK 80'S & 90'S DANCE GET DOWN WITH THE GIRLS OF GRAND MARNIER 239.431.6341NaplesDesignerDivas.comThe Shoppes at Vanderbilt Suite 1362355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples naples designer divasNo Appt. Necessary Resale Cash on the Spot We Buy & Consign Items in Mint Condition 12-18 Months Young 20% OFF with this ad. Expires 5-16-13 now buying and selling all fashion trendy clothing DESIGNERS ANTHROPOLOGIE | BCBG | BURBERRY CACHE | CHANEL | COACH | FENDI FREE PEOPLE | GUCCI | JIMMY CHOO JUICY COUTURE | KATE SPADE LIL Y PULITZER | LOUIS VUITTON MICHAEL KORS | TIFFANY & CO. TORY BURCH | VERA BRADLEY WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKETPlus High-End Brands for Women, Men and Juniors New Items Below Wholesale Prices! Is it worth $15 (3D)? No Is it worth $10? Y esIron Man 3 opens with Tony Stark speaking of demons from his past coming back to haunt him. Lets draw that out a bit to put the film in context: What weve seen in the past from the Marvel cinematic universe, most notably last summers The Avengers, suggests nothing short of an amazing experience will suffice for this outing. The fact that Iron Man 3 is both by comparison and on its own terms a fair but unspectacular effort renders it a slight disappointment, albeit a reasonably entertaining one with some legit highlights. In 1999, Tony (Robert Downey Jr., charming as ever) rejected the theories of wild-haired upstart reject Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). Jump to the present: Aldrich is working for a terrorist known as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) to bomb public places in America and kill innocent civilians. Using the ideas of Tonys old flame, Maya (Rebecca Hall), the Mandarin is brainwashing disabled combat veterans to carry out his missions. Tony is suffering from anxiety attacks, not sleeping and throwing himself into his work. This is taking a toll on his relationships with Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) and former bodyguard Happy (Jon Favreau). Even old pal James Rhoades/War Machine (Don Cheadle) is worried about him. Whereas there were a handful of scenes in The Avengers that made you say, Wow, that was awesome! theres only one such scene in Iron Man 3. It comes toward the end as Air Force One is attacked and Iron Man needs to save the 13 people who fall out of the plane. Superbly conceived, shot and executed, its a genuine jawdropper, and it ends with a great payoff. If only the rest of the film were this ambitious. Theres not much action for the first half hour (and when it does come with the destruction of Tonys house after he foolishly gives away his address its stellar, but brief). Then the tone shifts back to the story, which is fine, because it gives us a lot of Mr. Downey being funny and endearing, but it doesnt allow the movie to deliver the expected bang for the buck. Worse, the 3D adds nothing. Cowriter and director Shane Blacks (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) screen looks oddly flat for a 3D adventure, and with the dearth of action its certainly not worth LATEST FILMSIron Man 3 h a i t w a danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com

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>> Stay through the credits and youll get a surprise cameo from the Marvel universe at the end. Its certainly not cant miss, but its amusing nonetheless. CAPSULESPain & Gain (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie) Three meathead bodybuilding idiots (Mr. Wahlberg, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Mackie) in Miami kidnap a sleazy rich guy (Tony Shalhoub) and force him to sign over his money. The story is compelling, but director Michael Bay never settles on a funny or serious tone, and as a result everything is uneven. Rated R.Oblivion (Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman) One of the last humans on earth (Mr. Cruise) realizes hes not alone in this stylish futuristic action drama. It takes a while to get going, but the result is worth the price of admission. Rated PG-13.42 (Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Black) Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Jackie Robinson (Mr. Boseman) breaks the professional baseball color barrier in 1947. A story that isnt too over-the-top melodramatic and nice performances make this a movie worthy of Mr. Robinsons legacy. Rated PG-13. Trance (James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel) A hypnotherapist (Ms. Dawson) helps an art auctioneer (Mr. McAvoy) whos mixed up with some criminals remember where he hid a famous painting. Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) provides luscious visual style to the twisty story that holds together well. Rated R.G.I. Joe Retaliation (Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki) With most of the G.I. Joes wiped out, Roadblock (Mr. Johnson) leads the few who remain against Cobra Commander and his minions. The story is layered and convoluted, but some nice action set pieces keep things entertaining. Rated PG-13. the up-charge. This is p art of the normal pr oblem that afflicts sequels. The bar has been set so high that it becomes extremely difficult to match, let alone exceed. Plus, going from the full set of Avengers to just Tony raises the inevitable question of why Tony doesnt just call his boys (and Black Widow, who does not appear here) for help. Youd think Captain America would be especially eager, given that the Mandarin is specifically targeting Americans. Temper your excitement, movie fans. Iron Man 3 is respectable, but at this point thats not good enough. Tickets available at thephil.org or visit our Box Oce:Free CommunityDay 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34108-2740 239-597-1900 artisnaples.org Formerly the Philharmonic Center for the ArtsRae PrizesT-shirtsFace PaintingFun Naples Philharmonic Open Rehearsal BalloonsTreasure HuntThe CafeFree Museum AdmissionDancing Folk ArtYou.Sunday, May 19 noonpm Welcome to Artisthe Phil. Were glad youre part of it. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 C13 btn, frBoard Certi ed Plastic Surgeon of the Face and Body Physicians-Regional Medical Center Pine Ridge Campus 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 15 Naples, FL 34119 btn, b, ff fbr btnJune 20th, 4-7 PMJoin us to see how artistry meets technology at our open house event Space is limited RSVP required.239.348.4357www.naples-csc.com

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Call (239) 597-6722 For More Information on Tickets or Sponsorshipswww.naplesperformingartscenter.com Dance, Drama, Music...NPAC Where Excellence is Achieved!Naples Performing Arts Center offers a Diverse Curriculum, that fosters Creativity, builds Self Esteem, and develops our Students life long love for the Arts.May 24th & May 25th, 7pmPalmetto Ridge High SchoolTickets $15 THE NAPLES PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS MUSICAL THEATER COMPETITION TEAMproudly presentsBook by: Thomas Meehan | Music by : Charles Strouse Lyrics by: Martin Charnin Choreography by: Steven G. Kennedy for iTheatrics Executive Producer: Timothy A. McDonald, Chairman of iTheatrics Penny-chomping pooch fetches far more than a few centsChildrens toys often tell us how times have changed. Canada stopped making pennies last year, so saving money a penny at a time will soon be a problem in Canada. The United States also may stop making pennies, since the cost of the copper in a single coin is more than one cent. But, ironically, the cost of a 19th-century mechanical bank has gone up. A Speaking Dog bank set a record at $63,250 a few years ago. The girl with the dog on that bank was wearing a blue dress. Most of these banks have a girl with a red dress. The bank was sold at Morphy Auctions in Penn sylv ania in 2007, before the economic downturn in 2008. And the record bank had almost perfect paint. But the Speaking Dog bank still is very popular. It sells today for prices that range from $150 for one with worn paint and rust to more than $14,500 for an excellent example. But watch out: copies have been made. The cast-iron mechanical bank was made by the J. & E. Stevens Co. of Cromwell, Conn., in about 1895 Place a penny on the tray in the girls hand. When the lever is pushed down, the dog opens its mouth, swallows the penny and wags its tail.Q: I have an electric clock that pictures the Trylon and Perisphere and the words New York Worlds Fair 1939 in gold on the face. The clock is in the shape of a ships wheel and is about 11 inches tall. It was made by Sessions Clock Corp. and keeps perfect time. Does it have any value?A: The New York Worlds Fair opened on April 30, 1939, the 150th anniversary of George Washingtons inauguration as president of the United States. It ran until the end of October that year, reopened in May 1940 and closed on Oct. 27, 1940. Many souvenirs were made for the fair. Items that picture the Trylon and Perisphere are especially wanted by collectors. The three-sided Trylon and spherical Perisphere, symbols of the fair, were temporary structures made of plasterboard over steel frames. Check the website 1939NYWorldsFair.com for more information on the 1939 fair. Value of your clock: about $100. Q: I inherited an antique Chippendale maple dresser with four drawers. Theres a large tag inside one drawer thats titled Florian Papp. Handwritten information on the card says the dresser is a genuine antique made in New England and that it was sold by Florian Papp in 1927. I would like to learn more. A: Florian Papp (1883-1965) was born in Hungary and immigrated to the United States in about 1900. He worked as a cabinetmaker and furniture restorer before opening a gallery in New York City, where he specialized in selling European antiques. The Florian Papp KOV E L: ANTIQUES t t s w k terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com Available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00Catch of the DayNetted Spice Island Pots up to 40 Spend Mothers Day in the Garden Sunday, May 12 FREE admission for Mothers & Grandmothers Sunday. First 100 Mothers will receive a FREE gift. 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples 239.643.7275 / 877.433.1874 WWW.NAPLESGARDEN.ORG Mothers DayIN THE GARDEN Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013

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This Speaking Dog bank sold last year for more than pennies at RSL Auctions of Oldwick, N.J. The price was $12,000 plus a $2,280 buyers premium. It was the rare blue-dress variety. antiques and art gallery is still in business, now operated by the third generation of the Papp family. It has always been a very important gallery, and the provenance on the card is a guarantee that the dresser was made in New England and is not a reproduction. Q: I found a platter in my mothers china cupboard that doesnt match anything else she had, and I have no idea where it came from. The mark on the bottom is a circle with a crown on top. The word Celebrate is inside the circle, and Made in Germany is written below. Is this platter old and valuable? A: The mark you describe was used by Geo. Borgfeldt & Co., a New York City importer. The company was in business from 1881 until about 1976. Geo. Borgfeldt & Co. imported china and earthenware, dolls, toys, glassware, novelty goods and other items from Europe and sold them to retailers in the United States. The mark was used beginning in 1936. Celebrate is one of the trademarks owned by Borgfeldt. Your platter probably was made in the late 1930s, before the outbreak of World War II. It is difficult to sell a piece that probably was part of a set. Value: about $40. Q: I have a small set of Candlewick glass, but three of them are cloudy. I believe this is from being washed in a dishwasher. Is there any way to make them clear again? A: Cloudiness is caused by deposits of calcium carbonate left by new phosphate-free dishwasher detergents, especially if theyre used with hard water. Manufacturers removed phosphate from their dishwashing products in 2010, after several states banned the ingredient because it contributes to the growth of algae in the environment. To clear up cloudy glasses, put a cup of white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher and run the glasses through the cleaning cycle without detergent. To prevent it from recurring, clean your dishwasher every six months and use less detergent when you run the dishwasher. You also can add a little citric acid to the detergent. Tip: Never scrub threaded coral beads. The edges of the coral are so sharp they may cut the bead string. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. Dinner Daily at 5:00pm Open Sunday for Brunch 10:30-2:00pm Happy Hour 4-6pm Live Music in the Tavern~ THE CLAW BAR at TIERNEYS TAVERN ~OPEN ALL DAY239.591.3837 799 WALKERBILT RD., NAPLES Located off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd.(239) 591-3837 WWW.BAYHOUSENAPLES.COM ON THE RIVER BEAUTIFUL UPPER NAPLES NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 C15

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 MiraMare: 4236 Gulfshore Blvd N., Naples 239-430-6273 www.miramarenaples.com Fish: 4360 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples Online Reservations Available seafood steak sushi FISHRESTAURANT MiraMare Ristorante & Waterfront Dining at its Best FISH or MiraMare Located in Venetian Village CELEBRATE MOTHERS DAY on the Water!Mothers Day SpecialsCOMPLIMENTARY BELLINI OR PROSECCO CHAMPAGNE Open 12-9pm the basinrestaurant EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 5PM-6PM $29.95: 2 DINNERS & BOTTLE OF WINE Racin to the basin for delicious... Best choice of food in Naples for Dinner crab cakes | grouper | salmon | steak | llet mignon | ribs burgers | salads | atbreads | Basin Signature WINE DISHES mango chutney shrimp | pasta wings | Maine lobster cakes pineapple chicken | apple/pears glazed roasted pork | roasted duck bordeaux sausages with green peppers | sh/steak tacos | foie gras *kids menu available www.thebasinrestaurant.com 239.431.5457Located at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt Wednesday-Sunday 5:00pm-Close director Sebastian Silva. In Spanish with English subtitles, it tells the story of a maid who has worked for more than 20 years in one affluent Chilean household as she rediscovers herself. Running time is 95 minutes. The film is not rated. Naples Philharmonic Orchestra 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11 ArtisNapless The NPO and maestro William Noll welcome world-renowned classical guitarist Rene Gonzalez and pianist Ignacio Nachito Herrera as guest soloists in a program of works from Spain and Cuba, respectively. NPO concertmaster Glenn Basham will perform Argentinian composer Astor Piazzollas Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Guitarist Rene Gonzalez 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 The von Liebig Art Center Mr. Gonzalez will perform classical favorites including El Colbri and The Hummingbird. The Antonio Madruga Trio 9 p.m. Sunday, May 12, and Monday, May 13 The Ritz-Carlton, Naples The trio consists of Mr. Madruga (see above) on piano, Scott Smith on bass and James Martin on drums. Pianist Nachito Herrera 2 p.m. Monday, May 13 The von Liebig Art Center Ignacio Nachito Hererra delighted the audience when he performed at the Phil last November with the Cuban National Orchestra. His solo performance for ArtsNaples World Festival is sure to please staunch classical aficionados as well as those looking for spicier fare. Argentine tango exhibition 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 Naples Botanical Garden The evening begins with traditional Argentine cocktails before an Argentine tango exhibition featuring Pablo Repun and professional dance couples performing to the music of the Anibal Berraute Sextet. Cidade de Deus (City of God) 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 Silverspot Cinema NIFF and ArtsNaples World Festival present a screening of this award-winning Portuguese film based on a true story about life in one of the countrys most notorious slums, where violence is a way of life. Running time is 130 minutes. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Rated R for violence, sexuality, drug content and language. An afternoon of zarzuelas 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 The von Liebig Art Center Sandra Lopez and Paul Posnak present a magical afternoon of zarzuelas, short, dramatic works that incorporate operatic and popular song as well as dance. Ms. Lopez has performed a wide variety of operatic roles with companies that include the Metropolitan Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera de Oviedo, Palm Beach Opera, Fort Worth Opera and Virginia Opera. Mr. Posnak is a celebrated pianist who has collaborated with artists such as Luciano Pavarotti and Jennie Tourel. El Laberinto del Fauno (Pans Labyrinth) 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Silverspot Cinema NIFF and ArtsNaples World Festival present a screening of the Academy Award-winning film set against the backdrop of facist Spain in 1944, where a a young girl, armed with only her imagination, discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to save herself and her ailing mother. Running time is 118 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. Rated R for violence and language. Festival grand finale 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 ArtisNaples Latin jazz takes center stage for the ArtsNaples World Festival 2013 grand finale. The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra opens the evening with guest artist Brazilian jazz guitarist Romero Lubambo, who has recorded with Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Paquito DRivera, Herbie Mann, Diana Krall and Harry Belafonte, among others. Mr. Lubambo will then be joined by ninetime Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. One of the worlds most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, Mr. Sandoval has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake, and at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys. ArtsNaples World Festival 2013Several package combinations are available along with single tickets to each performance or event. For details, call 390-2788 or visit www. artsnaplesworldfestival.org. Romero Lubambo Priscila Navarro Antonio MadrugaCOURTESY PHOTOSAVETHE PHIL!If you support keeping the name Philharmonic Center for the Arts Sign this petition and mail to: SAVE THE PHIL COMMITTEE P.O. Box 1546 Naples, Florida 34106 Visit online: www.savethephil.comWe, the undersigned, recognizing that the name of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, is an all-inclusive expression for the support of the arts in all forms and from all sources, which has been branded and become aectionately known locally, nationally and internationally as the Phil over the past twenty-ve years, do hereby vehemently object to changing its name to Artis-Naples, and, as a result, creating a new, unknown and unrecognizable image for no apparent good reason, such that we may no longer feel able to continue our full support as we have in the past. Sign Print Sign Print Sign Print

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 SOCIETY Alive in the World concert for Easter Seals Florida autism programsWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTOS Jim and Kassie DePaiva, the stars of the show; with Charles Fornara, Dawn Lebrecht Fornara, Karen Molnar and Mark DanniTheatreZone celebrates opening night for in the Shade The gangs all here 1 Howard Wheeler, Elly Hagen and Melissa Chalfin-Gonzalez with Joe, Merrylee and Hannah Kandel 2 Alex and Jennifer Herwig, John Atkinson, Skip Keene, Lynette ODonnell and Pam Dearien 3 Valerie Clark, K. Vincent Eder, Debra Lynne and Frank Vitale 4. Debbie DePasquale, Juanita Latimer, Leslie Pearson, Kit Wickenden and Mary Wilkins 5. Jan and John Goldsmith, Mary Quinby 6. Michael and Raleigh Morris 1 4 2 3 6 5COURTESY PHOTOS Caroline Beasley, Ilana Goldstein, Arnold McCuller and Ann Beasley

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 SOCIETY Celebrating Climb for The Shelter: Summit Success! at Hamilton HarborWe 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.Glen Schwesinger and Alexandra Simpson with Gordon and Barbie Kellam Chris Rogers, Lynda and Bill Wyatt, Doug Rogers John Cooney, Barbie Kellam, Morgan Rogers, Gordon Kellam and Dylan Sanders Peter and Gina Paddock, Gordon Kellam, Chrissie Paddock and Glen Schwesinger Lacey King and Lady Carlyon Coates Nicola Weston and Erik Lutgert A grand reopening reception for Conservancy donorsConservancy volunteer Capt. Jim Snyder with passengers on the electric boat Nancy White, Milda Vaivada and Jennifer Hecker The Jeannie Meg Smith Theater in Eaton Conservation Hall Lynn Slabaugh and Dolph von Arx Susan Dalton and Milda Vaivada Henly and Nelly Shotwell MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS

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Open Daily 9-5:30239-313-821318500 St. Rd. 31 Alva Fl 33920 Follow us on facebook for everyday updates on whats available. Home of the WORLDS LARGEST Strawberry Man! We offer a variety of vegetables picked at the farm as well as U-pick. We now have open the only gem and fossil mining in SWFL. NOW OPEN! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 SOCIETY Friends of the Library hosts Bagels and Book ClubsWe 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. BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 6 4 7 5 8 9 10 11 1 Amy Hill Heath and Teresa Brown 2 B.J. Ferriel, Margie Schechinger and Karen Weber 3 Theresa Unsworth 4. Sharon Perrino, Rose McDade and Becky Niehoff 5. Betty Taylor, Jan Fern, Alliene Liden, Barbara Gaffney and Carol Henry 6. Sharon Beckstron and Sue Bosquet 7. Sandy Linneman, Amy Hill Heath and Nita Leftwich 8. Nick and Sara Linn 9. Lena Ruppman and Connie Kindsvater 10. Lee Lemasters and Blair Heath 11. Brad and Connie Scribner 12980 Tamiami Trail N. In the Imperial Shoppes, across from Germain ToyotaMOTHERS DAY SALE20-50% OFF Select ItemsA True Boutique Experience for the Condent Shopper.

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PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Bellissimo Ristorante, Bay Crossings Center, 26251 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 405-8957 A meal at Bellissimo should not be a hasty affair; one should slow down and savor the food and conversation. Allow the restaurants villa-style decor to transport you far from its run-ofthe-mill plaza setting. If you love the components of Italian cooking but are tired of the same-old picattas and parmigianas, Bellissimo is worth trying for innovations such as sole Francese or snapper puttanesca. Enjoy the delicate house-made cannelloni stuffed with a mixture of veal, beef and chicken that, surprisingly, doesnt hit the stomach like a ton of bricks. Another surprise came with veal medallions served with fresh radicchio, arugula and endive instead of a heavy starch. Oddly, though, the star ingredient was buried under a pile of greens, as was the beef carpaccio we had as an appetizer. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2013 Caf 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 take your time over 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, sugarsnap peas and fresh fava beans sauted in butter f or us will delight. But be sure to save room for the signature cinnamon-sugar doughnuts or fried huckleberry pie. Dessert is not to be missed. 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. When you cross the threshold, its easy to forget youre in a commercial strip center. Egyptian tapestries adorn the walls in the garnet and gold dining room. Ceiling lamps evoke Morocco and ethnic music plays softly in the background, but the effect is understated. 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 2011Grouper & Chips, 338 Ninth St. N., Naples; 643-4577 In an older strip plaza across U.S. 41 from NCH Hospital, Grouper & Chips is a self-described small unpretentious hole-in-the-wall restaurant. It is, indeed, so small that you might find yourself rubbing elbows with other parties or waiting an hour for table (reservations are not accepted). Takeout and delivery are options, but then youd miss out on the warm hospitality of the staff. Besides, once you order, food is quickly delivered. The menu is heavy on fried foods, and while the conch fritters and grouper did not suffer from greasy excess, the fried shrimp were overwhelmed by batter. You wouldnt expect to find it in a place like this, but the bouillabaisse is loaded with lobster, sea scallops, mussels, shrimp and chunks of grouper and is worth trying. Dessert shooters petite servings of Key lime pie and chocolate mousse are the perfect way to end a meal here. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Michelbobs Champion Ribs, 371 Airport Pulling Road, Naples; 643-7427 Michelbobs signature spice rub a blend of mustard and paprika enhances its slow-smoked Danish baby backs and is 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. When all was said and done and all saucy fingers were licked clean, the baby backs truly stood out from the rest of the meal. The flesh was tender enough to slip off easily and had those crispy edges that add a little extra texture to the experience. The barbecued chicken, however, had rubbery skin and lacked seasoning; and while a smoked pork dinner had an ample stack of sliced meat, it leaned toward the dry side. Among the side dishes, the smokysweet baked beans studded with chunks of pork were a real standout. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013

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Mothers day Specials will be offered together with the regular Menu. Make your Mothers Day Special, join us at Verginas! Reservations recommended. 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 | 239.659.7008 | www.VerginaRestaurant.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 CUISINERosedale delivers New York-style pizza and hospitalityFor those who dismiss New Yorkers as brusque and pushy, I can only surmise that they havent spent any time in the Big Apple or its boroughs, rubbing elbows with the hard-working, goodhumored folks who run its neighborhood pizza joints. Among the enduring memories I treasure from the year I spent living there are those devoted to devouring hot-from-the-oven pizza at a host of independent restaurants. It was usually a family affair, with multiple members running the kitchen and front of the house. Theyd greet you as if you were long-lost relatives and make sure you ate heartily. And while virtually everything was made from scratch, prices were low enough that a graduate student on a budget could dine well and often. Rosedale Brick Oven in Naples is newer and sleeker than the well-worn pizza parlors I remember from New York, but what it delivers is the genuine article. The staff is warm and friendly. Every bit of food I saw come out of the kitchen was appetizing and fragrant. A pizza maker was busily shuffling pies out of the blazing brick pizza oven. Our Gang episodes played on the flat-screen televisions (except for one that was broadcasting the Kentucky Derby). And the music Leader of the Pack, Love Potion No. 9 added yet another nostalgic note. That Rosedale has such warmth and authenticity is due, I suspect, to its owners, Joe Arato and Joe Gonnelly, both born in Brooklyn and raised in Rosedale, Queens. It was in Queens, at age 10, the two met. I cant tell their ages from their photos on the website, but Im guessing that was in the 0s sometime. The site relates their shared passion for good food, most especially pizza, and how they spent many years consuming and critiquing what they ate. A couple of years ago, they decided to head south, leaving the snow behind but bringing large helpings of Italian hospitality and culinary know-how with them. Its clearly developed a loyal following, as even early on a Saturday night it was close to full, with families, retirees and groups of 20-something friends mingling peaceably. Rosedale Brick Oven is decked out in lovely Tuscan earth tones, with the aforementioned brick oven and adjoining wall, big tan tile floors, a wooden divider between kitchen and dining room and walls the hue of wet sand. Black-and-white photos of old New York adorn the walls, along with one large shot on a back wall of iconic Venice, with gondolas and vaporetti plying the broad canals. Even the wine list is user friendly. All offerings are available by the glass for $6.50 or bottle for $26. A bottle of San Polo Montalcino Rubio super Tuscan was light and fruity and just fine for the price. Pizza is a big draw here. Deseribed on the menu as Napoletana style (also called Neapolitan, after Naples, Italy), it has a thin crust thats crisp on the outside and chewy within. Rosedale offers several specialty pizzas, including chicken rustica, spinach and sausage, tropical (tomatoes, prosciutto, pineapple, red onion and bell peppers) and the seashell, featuring sauted clams with spinach, mozzarella and roasted garlic ($13.50). The crust was exactly what it should be with just enough toppings, including tender bits of clam, fresh baby spinach and enough garlic to be noticeable but not so much as to overpower the other ingredients. Those who want to design their own pies can opt for toppings such as pancetta, gorgonzola, mixed baby greens and baked eggplant, along with the usual suspects. But pizza isnt the only thing Rosedale does well. The shrimp scampi ($19) had five good-sized shrimp perfectly cooked and bathed in a sauce bright with butter, lemons and herbs. The sauce also went well with the mound of pasta that accompanied the shrimp. The chicken Parmigiano ($16) consisted of a huge breast that was expertly battered with breadcrumbs and fried to a crisp, golden hue, then topped with a moderate amount of mozzarella and marinara. The sauce was clearly homemade, with big tomato flavor. My personal preference is for a bolder version, but red pepper flakes and shredded Parmesan made it more lively. A lovely and decadent tiramisu ($6.95) finished dinner off nicely. Throughout the meal, our server kept a watchful eye on our progress, filling water glasses and making sure each course met our expectations. All of the servers appeared to be treating guests with the same cordiality. Rosedale came about through the easy friendship and longstanding passion of two friends. Those characteristics are evident throughout a meal at the restaurant. Its a deliciously appealing combination. Send items to cuisine@floridaweekly.com. karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Rosedale Brick Oven1427 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 325-9653 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. MondayThursday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. FridaySaturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $3-$12; pizzas, $10.50-14.50; entrees, $11-$19 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Tables and small booths or at the counter in front of the brick oven >> Specialties of the house: Pizza, Italian fare >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website:www.rosedalepizza.com or on Facebook SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Rosedales brick oven creates excellent pizzas with crisp crusts. Left: The seashell pizza features sauted clams, baby spinach, fresh mozzarella and roasted garlic. Below left: Shrimp scampi comes with a creamy sauce full of lemon, butter, white wine and herbs. Below right: Theres always room for a little tiramisu.

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WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 5FLORIDA WEEKLY BEST CONQUISTADOR>>Juan Ponce de LeonFive hundred years ago this month, he and his convoy of men arrived right here, somewhere most likely in the waters off St. Augustine. Hed found it: La Florida. What they did changed the world, especially for the Calusa Indians, who ultimately vanished from the earth, and for us, who ultimately prospered. Join us in proclaiming Viva Florida 500! as we remember the best conquistador, an imperialist of a man at once myopic and bold, Juan Ponce de Leon.BEST CONQUISTADOR LOOKALIKE>>Carlos BichoIf Hollywood is planning a movie and somebody better get cracking on this to make it timely about Ponce de Leon 500 years ago becoming the first European to reach Florida, then Carlos Bicho sure looks the part. And he already has the costume, harquebus included (which he donned for the Collier County Museums Old Florida Festival in March). Mr. Bicho is an historical re-enactor whose primary role this year, for obvious reasons, is Ponce de Leon. Viva Mr. Bicho.BEST RENAMING OPPORTUNITY>>ArtisNaplesBy now youre surely aware that the Philharmonic Center for the Arts has wrestled through an identity crisis to become Artis Naples (although we were originally skeptical when that announcement was made within a couple of weeks of April Fools Day). What were unsure of, however, is what repercussions of such a dramatic moniker modification could be. Will Florida Weekly columnist Artis Henderson change her name to Phil? Could the gleefully irreverent North Naples Country Club serve drinks as The Fill? Will media personality Phil Donahue seek to reclaim his unused name? Or might the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers resurface as The Philharmonica? Stay tuned, gentle readers, as we sort through the whos who of institutional nom de plumage.BEST LITTLE CONCERT THAT COULD>>Rockin on the BayIt was a hit with the crowds if not with the residents of Bayfront, where the free Rockin on the Bay concerts took place, or with Naples City Council members, who had to field all the noise complaints from the aforementioned residents. Despite the odds, the concerts kept coming back, with tribute bands from Billy Joel and Journey to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, every Saturday night for 10 weeks during peak season. Rockin concert promoters took their act to Fort Myers Beach in April and have high hopes of a second season at Bayfront next year. We hope they can. We think they can. www.rockinonthebay.comBEST CONGA LINE>>The Pink Martini concertWe were skeptical when Pink Martini urged the typically rather staid audience at ArtisNaples (the venue formerly known as the Phil) to form a conga line at the end of the show. But much to our surprise, folks got up and made their way through the aisles, kicking and laughing like celebrants at a wedding reception. We were even more surprised to see some of those same people frolicking in the spray of the lawn sprinklers as they made their way to their cars after the concert. Then we realized: In honor of the bands name, complimentary pink martinis had been served at intermission. PAT SHAPIRO/COURTESY PHOTO BICHO Make time to dine, or see a concert or movie at Gulf Coast Town Center. Summer Concerts take place every Saturday from 8 10 pm, in Market Plaza and feature live blues, motown, rock, soul, funk, Latin and pop bands.Before the concert, enjoy a wide array of dining choices from 30 restaurants and eateries such as Bar Louie, Blu Sushi, Carrabbas Italian Grill, Cold Stone Creamery, P.F. Changs, Outback Steakhouse, Millers Ale House, Elevation Burger, Keys Bar & Grille, Yogen Frz and The World Famous Cigar Bar.BESTDATE NIGHTDESTINATIONFOR OUTDOOR CONCERTS MINGLE M RE I-75, Alico Road, Exit 128 | 239.267.0783 GulfCoastTownCenter.com JOHN RITCHIE / COURTESY PHOTO

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 7 BEST FACELIFT >>Naples PlazaFor some, 50 years might seem too early to have some work done. But for the Naples Plaza shopping complex across from Coastland Center, it was time. The center refreshed its look with new landscaping, a uniform neutral exterior, improved parking and an expanded and updated Publix as its anchor. Everybody noticed, which in this case is a good thing.BEST CANDIDATE FOR SOME WORK>>The almost-abandoned Plaza on Third StreetLike a modern-day ghost town, the plaza sits mostly empty while Neapolitans are left scratching their heads wondering how the best retail spot in Naples loses yet another season. Some propose a wrecking ball rather than a facelift is in order.BEST BACHELOR>>Rocky PatelForget the Dos Equis guy. Cigar aficionado Rocky Patel gets our vote as the most interesting (and one of the most eligible) man in the world. The Bombay-born L.A. entertainment lawyer-turned-cigar maker, who relocated his eponymous companys world headquarters to Bonita in 2010, hobnobs with celebrities and has branded himself as a purveyor of the luxury lifestyle. Mr. Patel, who has his own wine label and silk shirt collection, unveiled his most expensive Nicaraguan cigar in 2011 to celebrate his 50th birthday. His Burn lounge at Mercato is one happening place, indeed.BEST DATES>>The Calendar GirlsNeil Sedaka sang that he loved his each and every day of the year, which seems to describe the schedule of Southwest Floridas own Calendar Girls song and dance team, above. This gaggle of self-described delightfully dangerous divas brings absolute joy to each of the dozens of events where they dance each year. Whether it involves top hats, tails or tap shoes, theyre ready to book a spot on your events calendar, bringing life to their motto: Maturity in Motion. We love, we love, we love our Calendar Girls. www.calendargirlsflorida.comBEST LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN>>The League ClubThe League Club has been around Naples for more than 25 years and in that time has granted more than $2.5 million to nonprofit causes that impact the lives of thousands of men, women and children in our community. This years allocations topped $200,000 and were distributed among 31 agencies, from Able Academy to Naples Equestrian Challenge to the United Arts Council. The clubs annual fundraising luncheon is always a big-league event, and this years carried forth the tradition with guest speakers Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush, the delightful twin daughters of President George W. and Laura Bush. www.theleagueclub.orgBEST PLACE TO PLAY THE FIELD>>The Boys & Girls Club of Collier CountyThe new ball field behind the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County just didnt happen by magic. It took commitment and money. A whole lot of each. The 5,000-square-foot facility cost almost $2 million. Jay and Patty Baker, two of Collier Countys best-known and most generous citizens, donated $1 million toward the place, which was built in conjunction with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. When Baker Field opened in November, baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. was on hand for the celebration. A grant from the Naples Children and Education Foundation funds programs at Baker Field. www.bgccc.org y .com best2013 GIFT CARD PATEL

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY8 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST ESCORT SERVICE>>Lely High School football playersIt wasnt a game night, but a team of Lely High School football players from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes scored with everyone at The Arlingtons holiday party at the Hilton Naples. Sporting their uniform jerseys and Santa hats, the boys, right, kept up a choreographed welcome routine a la The Temptations at the front door as guests arrived, peeling off one at a time to offer an elbow and escort the women to their tables. It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more: the delighted guests or the handsome, groovin guys.BEST PLACE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS>>The community table at SkilletsSkillets is a great place to order breakfast, but pull up a chair at the community table and youll leave with a new friend in addition to a tummy full of those decadent sourdough waffles and famous hash browns. Community tables began a hearty comeback years ago at some swanky places in New York City, giving single diners the option of sharing a table with others who dont want to eat alone (and leaving the prime real-estate two-tops for parties of two). At Skillets, the community table simply adds to the down-home atmosphere. Three of the four area Skillets have them: in the Pavilion Shopping Center at 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road and at 4170 Tamiami Trail N. (behind Wendys) in Naples, and in Sunshine Plaza at 9174 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. www.skilletsrestaurants.comBEST BETTER HALF>>Eileen Arsenault The wife of beloved Naples painter Paul Arsenault has been his better half for 28 years and his agent for 22 years. The charming and gracious Louisiana native met Paul in Naples in 1982 and theyve lived here ever since. His new book My Journey as a Painter came out in December and details many of their travels together around the world. She handles the details of their partnership so he can be the creative one.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 9 BEST QUESTION FOR AN ASTRONAUT>>What about pets?When John Glenn, the first American to ever orbit the Earth, spoke at ArtisNaples (the venue formerly known as the Phil), he talked about what it was like in space, how scary it was to reenter Earths atmosphere, unsure if the heat shields were still in place, and how luminous the light is. When the former senator of Ohio invited questions from the audience, he stressed that no topic was out of bounds. People asked him about the space station, about global warming, about Congress. But the young girl who stood up to ask the final question had more pressing things on her mind: Do you have any pets? she queried. The former astronaut smiled and said that he and his wife had owned a cat, but it was no longer with us. He then asked if she had any pets, and the two had a nice chat about furry friends.BEST WHERE IS HE NOW?>>Bobby GoldsboroHis artistry / How big its grown / Since, friend, he traded singing song / For a painters gig ... Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro, who brought us such radio earwigs as Little Green Apples, Watching Scotty Grow and 1968s top-selling Honey, is now an accomplished visual artist whose oil paintings celebrate his home state of Florida. Hes represented locally by Sweet Art Gallery on Trade Center Way, where he appeared for a show opening last year. Hes sorry he missed you / But hes doing good / And his works could be with you / If only you would ... www.thesweetartgallery.com BEST CELEBRITY SIGHTING>>LeAnn Rimes at the barreIn Naples to perform a private concert in Port Royal as part of a Naples Winter Wine Festival package (for which the winner paid a cool $1.2 million), country star LeAnn Rimes found time to take the popular Barre Motion cardio and ballet barre exercise class at Beyond Motion.254-9300; www.go2beyondmotion.comBEST HOMETOWN CELEBRITY>>Lazaro ArbosAlthough Gulf Coast High School graduate Lazaro Arbos didnt win his bid to be the top American Idol, he inspired millions of people around the world in the process of trying. Mr. Arbos has a stutter w hen he speaks that disappears when he sings, a distinguishing characteristic that made him one of Americas favorites in this years Idol competition. Judge Randy Jackson called him a treasure to the show. This summer Mr. Arbos will tour the country with the rest of the top 10 Idol contestants. y .com best2013 2950 Tamiami Trail N., Naples | 239.919.3552 | CaliforniaClosets.com California Closet Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Franchises independently owned and operated.GOLDSBORO GLENN ARBOS

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY10 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST REALITY SHOW THAT NEVER REALLY WAS>>Dancing with the SeniorsThe dancing seniors reality TV show Senior Prom that demonstrated such promise was cancelled before the first tango. Reports are the producer was dancing the quickstep on some legal troubles and bowed out.BEST PLACE FOR THE PROBABILITY OF A CELEBRITY SIGHTING>>Sea SaltThe owners of this Third Street restaurant used to have a popular restaurant in Washington, D.C., so it makes sense that all the politicians who come to town end up here (John Boehner, for example). Last summer Nicole Kidman and hubby Keith Urban ate here a number of times, and many writers and entertainers slip under the radar. 434-7258; www.seasaltnaples.com BEST FAMILY FEUD>>The Collier County CommissionMaking up a family thats one part Ewing from TVs Dallas, one part Eunice Higgins from The Carol Burnett Show and one part any lineage from HBOs Game of Thrones, the stars of the Collier County Commission provide a spectacular combination of drama, intrigue and tragic comedy. Regardless of which players you root for and which you loathe, the commissions version of The Amazing Race is hard to look away from. It seems that when theyre trying to exude Donald Trump on The Apprentice, they end up instead with Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Sadly, the supporting cast of taxpaying voters will likely end up being both Survivor and Biggest Loser.BEST THE WAY IT WAS>>Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Literary SocietyThe title alone is the first hook, the first irresistible pull to read Amy Hill Hearths novel set in Naples in 1962-63, back in the days when our seaside city was a provincial burg hardly any bigger than Mayberry (and nowhere near as well-known). Read the reviews and youll feel an even stronger urge to buy or borrow the book. From Florida Weeklys own Phil Jason: exceptional writer. exceptional premise. exceptional book.BEST THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES>>King Richards Family Fun ParkCars will replace go-karts on the site of King Richards amusement park now that Tamiami Hyundai has approval for rezoning the property on Airport-Pulling Road. For decades, Neapolitan kids both young and old got their kicks riding rides and playing games against the backdrop of King Richards faux Medieval castle. The attraction pulled up the drawbridge for good in mid-April.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY12 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST TREASURE HUNT>>The Big SiftWhen the Marco Island contractors digging the islands new sewer system hit a zone of archaeological probability, the Marco Island Historical Society sent out an emergency call for volunteers to sift through piles of dirt and conch shells for Spanish and Calusa tools, pottery and other treasures. The word on the street is that a pair of fossilized flip-flops were found alongside a preponderance of petrified lemon wedges that seemed to indicate the explorers liked a squeeze of citrus over their conch meat.BEST PLACE TO DIG UP YOUR PAST>>The Geneaological Society of Collier CountyWondering how many great-great-aunts or uncles you have? The Genealogical Society of Collier County can help. Society members relish teaching and assisting others who are researching family histories and welcome them to regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (except August) at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Meetings are free, and guests are always welcome. Society members also serve as volunteers in the Genealogy Room at the Naples Regional Library. www.thegscc.orgBEST FACEBOOK HISTORIAN>>Woody HansonWhen it comes to Facebook, most people post cute cat videos, political rants or pictures of their meals. But not fifth-generation Floridian Woody Hanson. His Facebook page is a veritable treasure trove of Southwest Florida history where lucky online friends get to see turn-of-the-century photos of local places as well as colorful pictures of Miccosukee Indian patchwork and even videos of grand dame Berne Davis telling stories about her experiences with Thomas Edisons family. Being Facebook friends with Woody is truly an education.BEST GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB>>Gentle Men Against Domestic ViolenceWe salute the Shelter for Abused Women & Children for many reasons, among which is its two-part program that involves men in ending the cycle of domestic violence. In addition to a committee of men in the community who work to raise awareness and funds, the Shelter has an eight-week curriculum that engages boys and young men in changing the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that allow domestic violence to exist in society. Through teaching respect for self and others, breaking down stereotypes and discussing alternative ways of dealing with lifes stresses, the program helps prevent abuse before it begins. ww.naplesshelter.orgBEST GOOD OLD GIRLS CLUB>>The Naples Womans ClubFor more than 80 years, the women of the Naples Womans Club have lived up to their motto that Service is the Price We Pay for Living on this Earth. This year the club awarded more than two dozen scholarships to local high school students and women continuing their education, and also made meaningful contributions to numerous nonprofit organizations whose efforts enhance the quality of life for all who live in Collier County. The club also cooked up a new fundraiser that panned out beautifully, leading to the recent save-the-date announcement for the second annual Naples Womans Club Kitchen Tour to take place in January 2014. www.napleswomansclub.org-BEST SPECS>>Aleicia and Bob WoodrickIn the countless society photos we print during the course of a year, we come across more than a few men and women wearing great eyeglasses. Its unusual, however, to spot a couple wearing equally eyecatching frames. Aleicia and Bob Woodrick caught the eye of our photographer at a fundraiser for the Bach Ensemble on Marco Island in January. C elebrate the special women in your life with something truly special: gourmet chocolate delicately handcrafted by owner and chef Philip Fincher. Beautifully wrapped and ready to go, stop in today to hand-select a avorful collection of mouthwatering chocolate trufes sure to inspire a smile and a hug.Purchase any 8pc, 16pc, or 36pc tiered gift box for 15% off. 1084 Business Lane | Naples, FL 34110239.325.8300 n n n n n g g g g g g t t t r r r u u u u l l l y y y Its more than Chocolate its the perfect Mothers Day thank you. www.royalpalmchocolates.com BERNADETTE LAPAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY

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WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 15FLORIDA WEEKLY BEST EAGLES STORIES>>FGCU and the Eagle CamThe most famous Eagles in Southwest Florida are now the ones on the FGCU mens basketball team, top. Their two stunning upset victories during March Madness were witnessed by tens of millions of television viewers. But theyre not the only local eagles that can capture an audience. The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam provides a live video stream 24 hours a day, every day, of two bald eagles, above, in their nest. Dick Pritchett Real Estate in North Fort Myers installed an infrared camera above the nest last fall. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people from more than 100 countries have checked out the Eagle Cam on YouTube and friended it on Facebook.BEST MANS TRIUMPH OVER NATURE>>Hand digging to open up Clam PassOn New Years Day, a group of frustrated citizens and tourists men, women and children banded together and hand dug a channel with shovels so that water could flow freely through Clam Pass into the Gulf of Mexico again.BEST NATURES TRIUMPH OVER MAN>>The resilting of Clam PassWithin a short time, the aforementioned hand-dug channel had silted in again, closing off the pass. Machine dredging of the pass in March also lasted for only a couple of weeks before the channel re-silted. The second machine dredging seems to be holding (or at least it was at press time).BEST PERSON TO GET LOST IN THE TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS WITH>>Capt. Ron HuestonKnown as the Midnight Rider, charismatic redfish champion Ron Hueston is featured on the popular Sunsports Florida Insider Fishing Report and is also a fishing guide known for angling through the night in the wilds of the Ten Thousand Islands, landing trophy-sized tarpon and snook. Its not unusual to see Capt. Hueston angling by nothing but the light of the moon, one of the most hauntingly unique fishing encounters an angler can experience anywhere in the world. www.RonHueston.com MITCHELL LEFF / COURTESY PHOTO DICK PRITCHETT REAL ESTATE / COURTESY PHOTO 500 transaction items per statement cycle* Visit any of our eight convenient branch locations in Collier County.BUSINESS CHECKINGFreeWere giving BIG rewards to our small business clients! www.iberiabank.comFree Business Checking Simply Better! Naples: Marco Island: and

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 17 BEST SNAKES IN THE GRASS>>Victims of the Python ChallengeAbout 1,600 huntsmen scoured through more than 1 million acres of swampland, looking along the boggy banks, listening for slithers in the sawgrass, running down the Burmese python for the 2013 Python Challenge. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported 68 pythons were caught. Ruben Ramirez caught 18 of them. When you come across a 12or 13-footer, youre in for a fight, says Mr. Ramirez, who has been catching pythons for 29 years. That snake weighs over 100 pounds. Hes trying to get away from you. Hes trying to bite you. Its a battle. Its you and the beast. The longest python caught in the challenge was 14 feet, 3 inches. Information gleaned from the hunt will help refine efforts to control the invasive snakes in the Everglades.BEST LOST CAUSE>>A city park at Grand Central StationThis could also win the title for Too Little Too Late. It sat vacant through a down economy and a foreclosure. Then, at two minutes to midnight and with three offers on the table, a group of Naples citizens launched a campaign to turn the 19-acre eyesore that used to be Grand Central Station into a city park. Alas, the new owner, Connecticut-based Wheelock Street Capital, has plans for a mixed-use of residential and commercial buildings on the site.BEST DISCOVERY >>The Dalton Discovery CenterInside the new Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center at Conservancy of Southwest Florida, visitors follow the journey of a drop of water through the local ecosystem as they pass through six galleries featuring more than 100 animals. The touch tank and 5,000-gallon saltwater tank are highlights of the campus that reopened in April. 262-0304; www.conservancy.orgBEST SAVE >>The Naples Zoo lily pondThe lily pond in front of The Naples Zoo is a favorite of zoo visitors and local artists alike. So when plans for the zoos new entrance included paving over the landmark, painter Paul Arsenault set up his easel and led the charge to find an alternative path. Next time you snap a photo of the scenic spot, you can thank this long-time resident.BEST NEW WAY TO CHILL OUT>>SnoBarsThe bar at the Waldorf Astoria Naples now serves SnoBars, alcoholic ice pops that look like popsicles and that come in cocktail flavors including margarita, mojito and cosmopolitan. www.waldorfastoria.hilton.com/naples THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION / COURTESY PHOTO y .com best2013

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY18 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST DRIVE ON THE WILD SIDE>>Janes Scenic DriveA washboard shell road that begins in Copeland south of Immokalee and ends in Picayune State Park, Janes Scenic Drive, right, wends through some of the most unique and wild land in Southwest Florida. Its an old cypress logging trail, left over from a time when the giant trees were felled and dragged from the Fakahatchee Strand. The area has been itself for 6,000 years, and shows its age. Panther, bear, gators and a myriad of other wildlife of the flying, crawling and slithering sort call it home. Janes Scenic Drive is easily accessed by car or foot, and is a must-see for those searching for the wild things. BEST GATHERING OF GOLDEN SAINTS>>The Ave Maria Oratory The town of Ave Maria rises like a tomato field mirage in the middle of nowhere. A grand cathedral towers over the town, and standing guard above the main entrance, the 12 apostles of Christ gleam in golden spender. They have the misfortune of being positioned just under sculptor Marton Varos 35-foothigh masterpiece, The Annunciation, which hogs the glory, accolades and attention rightfully so, of course. However, the saints, each tucked into his own niche, are beautiful and intriguing in their own right. Seeing them is well worth the 45-minute drive east of Naples. Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style & SophisticationNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY TO SELL YOUR ITEMS! AIRPORT PULLING RD.VANDERBILT BEACH RD.At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt Across from Lifestyle Fitness (239) 596-5044At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt | 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples www.truefashionistasresale.comAnne Klein Ann Taylor Balenciaga BCBG Burberry Catherine Malandrino Chanel Chicos Christian Dior Christian Louboutin Citizens of Humanity COACH Cynthia Rowley DVF Dolce and Gabanna Donald Pliner Dooney and Bourke Ferragamo Fendi Free People French Connection Gianni Binni Gucci Hermes INC J. Crew Jimmy Choo J Brand Joes Jeans Jones NY Karen Kane Kate Spade Kay Unger Kenneth Cole Lacoste Lilly Pulitzer Liz Claiborne Loft Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs Manolo Blahnik Michael Antonio Michael Stars Moschino Missoni Odille Ralph Lauren Saks Seven For All Mankind St. John Style & Company St. John Stuart Weitzman Tahari Talbots Theory Sanctuary 3 Dots Tiffany TODS Tommy Bahama Tory Burch Trina Turk True Religion UGG Velvet White House/ Black Market Valentino Vera Bradley Versace Vivenne Tam PLUS many many more! SERVICES WE OFFER:Closet Clean out and Organization Do you have a messy closet or cant nd anything in your closet? Call us and we can help you organize your c loset and help rid your closet of items that you dont wear, dont t, or you simply are tired of. Customer Wish List Looking for something speci c? Let us know and we will start a wish list for you. We will call you as soon as the items you are wishing for come in. Da y of Charity Every month we have a charity day where a percent of the days sales go to the charity we are supporting that month. Private selling (Home Buys) *Restrictions apply Styling services Priv ate parties RESALE! CONSIGNMENT! TRADE! CYNTHIA MOTT / FLORIDA WEEKLY

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY20 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST POWER COUPLE>>The AllbrittensLiz and Jeff Allbritten moved to Naples in 2003 and hit the ground running. Liz, executive director of The Immokalee Foundation, and Jeff, president of Edison State College, shared a favorite quote from Colin Powell: If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. Not only do they make things happen wherever they go, theyre a lot of fun to be around.BEST PHILANTHROPIST >>Thomas GolisanoThomas Golisano has a soft spot for children. Not only did the Naples resident contribute a tidy sum to the Childrens Museum of Naples, his $20 million strings-attached donation to build a new childrens hospital put wavering would-be philanthropists on notice. Mr. Golisano, whose name appears on pediatric hospitals and specialized medical centers throughout his native upstate New York, is challenging area residents to pony up, agreeing to match up to $20 million for the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida.BEST HOSTS WITH THE MOST>>Don Gunther and Pete NegriAnyone whos ever chaired a big-ticket charity gala in this town knows the job demands staying on your toes. Don Gunther and Pete Negri, co-chairs of The Immokalee Foundations 2012 Charity Classic Celebration, took the responsibility quite literally, kicking up their heels and gettin down on the dance floor until the lights came on, dancing as if no one was watching with TIF students and other guests at The RitzCarlton soiree. We wouldnt be surprised if Mr. Gunther and Mr. Negri were tapped to serve as co-chairs again; the event raised more than $1.5 million for TIF programs, all of which help pave the way to a bright future for young students of Immokalee.www.immokaleefoundation.org COURTESY PHOTOSGOLISANO Pete Negri busts a move.Don Gunther gets into the groove.

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BEST DRIVE-BY INSPIRATION>>East Naples Baptist ChurchEveryone who passes East Naples Baptist Church on Davis Boulevard at Shadowlawn Drive gets the message. Welcoming saints and sinners alike with open arms since 1956, the church keeps its wayside pulpit cleverly on topic with a new message every Monday. Some of our favorites: God called: Come inside to pick up message. Try our Sundays. Theyre better than Baskin Robbins. Fight truth decay. Study the Bible daily.BEST DESIGNATED DRIVER>>Jump On ExpressJOE is on the road offering free rides to folks who want to enjoy downtown Naples and North Naples without driving and parking. JOE runs between Mercato, Fifth Avenue and Third Street South. www.jumponexpress.com.BEST SHOES THATLL NEVER BE FILLED >>Frank Oakes and Suzy DorrNaples lost two icons this year: Frank Oakes, the visionary organic farmer and proprietor of Food & Thought; and Suzy Dorr, longtime society reporter for the Naples Daily News. Frank made sure we were eating healthily, while Suzy made sure there were photos of us partying in the paper. BEST LOCAL EXPORT>>Naples Soap CompanyLocals have loved getting squeaky clean with allnatural and organic bath and skincare products from Naples Soap Company since the first location opened in a delicious-smelling little storefront in Tin City in 2009. Within short order, the company had four retail stores in Southwest Florida (and the website says one is coming soon to Key West). And last year, the company announced it was exporting its soaps, scrubs, moisturizers and hair products to five stores in Tokyo. We call that cleaning up. www.naplessoap.com FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 21 KELLY MERRITT / FLORIDA WEEKLY c om best2013

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY22 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST REVIVAL>>Chapel GrillFaithful foodies are blessed with a heavenly dining experience at Chapel Grill, right, which opened in time for a busy season in the 65-year-old former First Baptist Church, an Old Naples landmark. The original chapel and many new additions were lovingly restored and updated to a bright, secular look. Dont forget to say grace. 206-4310; www.thechapelgrill.comBEST NEW IMPORT>>CulversWe think Naples is a little long on specialty-burger restaurants. Yet we anticipate great success for Culvers, opening this year on Airport-Pulling, north of Pine Ridge. Why? Its from Wisconsin, which to many means cheese. But on a more basic level, Wisconsin means cows. And what youll note during your first Culvers visit is not just the nowhere-near-lean ground beef patty on your cheeseburger, but the b utter its topped with. Yep, b utter. From cow s. Beef, cheese and butter, all in the same bite: a bo vine trifecta. And dont get us started on their custard. www.culvers.comBEST DUBIOUS LAW>>Pull Up Your Pants Fewer underwear-clad behinds will be hanging over school kids pants thanks to the Florida Legislature. The so-called Pull-Up-Your-Pants law banned saggy drawers in schools and extended the reach of government into the realm of an anti-authority fashion statement rooted in rap and hip-hop music. Repeat violators could face three days of in-school suspension. Sen. Gary Siplin (D-Orlando) pushed for the measure for years (for the children, always for the children). The fact that Mr. Siplin is black might have helped take the edge off criticism from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union, which argued highmindedly that the law encroaches on free expression and targets minorities. But it doesnt make the law (or the fashion statement) less dubious. Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years. Wynns Personalized Catering For all your catering needs, call us today... 239.649.7272

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 23 BEST RECEPTION(IST)>>La Verne WebbTheres a personal perk to doing business with Barron Collier Companies. La Verne Webb, right, has been at the company for more than two decades, and as visitors can attest, her warm and friendly greeting is legendary. As the front-desk receptionist, Ms. Webb is the face of Barron Collier Companies. And that face always wears a smile to make everyone who walks through the door feel welcome. She celebrates 24 years with the company this month.BEST CHEF ON THE MOVE>>Brian RolandKnown for pleasing palettes as executive chef at M Waterfront Grill for four years, Brian Roland founded Crave Culinaire, a personal chef concierge and event company, at the start of season this year and has been in high demand ever since. The Culinary Institute of America graduate was even top chef among contestants in a recent St. Matthews House challenge. 289-7753; www.craveculinaire.comBEST OF CLASS>>Classical South Florida WNPS 88.7-FMThis nonprofit public radio station took over 88.7 on the FM dial from a very different format, much to the delight of classical music fans. From symphonies to operas, its all classical, all the time. BEST POSITION TO BE IN>>Position LogicThe 1960s and 0s were supposed to be decades of self-discovery in the U.S. as millions followed the stated purpose of finding themselves. Little did they know how completely technology would come to their rescue, with Naples Position Logic, a GPS tracking system company, being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America. Position Logics fleetand personneltracking services and systems go far beyond the GPS capabilities of our ubiquitous smartphones, yet still prove the Buckaroo Banzai adage: Wherever you go, there you are. www.positionlogic.com KELLY MERRITT / FLORIDA WEEKLY y .com best2013 FloridaMarinaClubs.com | 239-213-1441First time dinner guests receive a Complimentary 2 week membership.Naples HarbourVoted Best Kept Secret in Naples and Southwest Florida! BEST BRUNCH: Gordons on the RiverGordons on the River/Sunday 10 to 2pm/ $19.95 pp Includes one complimentary Mimosa or ChampagneBEST SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP Membership has its privileges!Club Amenities: Two restaurants- tness center-sauna-private showers-heated pool &spa Privileges at our Tampa and Key West marinas, year-round reciprocals to over 700 yacht clubs and to SWFL golf courses (seasonal)BEST PLACEto host your next special event, anniversary or family outing or corporate meeting.BEST BURGER: Jacks River BarJacks River Bar Double TroubleJack challenges you to eat the whole burger, if you do he will give you a Jacks T-shirtBEST LIVE MUSIC6-9 pm at Jacks on Friday nights, by the poolAsk about our Sunday afternoon line up!BEST MARINA in Southwest FloridaStarting as low as $250 a monthUnlimited launches, power wash, engine ush after every use Ships store and ValvTect marine fuel On-site factory authorized engine & electronic repair On-site boat club THE BEST in Naples, located close to downtown, behind the airport, on the Gordons River.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY24 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 BEST FLIP FLOP>>Gov. Rick Scott on Medicaid expansionIt was possible, we used to think, that Gov. Rick Scott was actually the longlost son of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who famous advised us to Just say No! Gov. Scott said no all the time, especially to federal aid. He just said No to a large pot of federal money aimed at helping build light rail. And absolutely No to a large pot of federal money that might help hordes of po folk get medical insurance. That was known as Medicaid expansion, part of the Affordable Health Care Act. But we were proven wrong. In February, Gov. Scott toed out his No! line in the sand and embraced Medicaid expansion at least for the next three years, with a federal assurance that Florida can begin the managed-care style approach that he favors. He also called for giving every public school teacher in the state a $2,500 raise after slashing the education budget in 2010. He has begun to promote commuter rails, early voting and environmental causes such as the Everglades. Could this governor actually be the long-lost grandson of Franklin D. Roosevelt?BEST DESCENSION>>The Flying ElviSociologists have noted that Elvis Presley held many of the fundamentals of a modern religion: a cult-like following, a god-like figure, sacred music and a mysterious death followed by sightings/resurrections. These folks wouldve had a field day with the symbolism of the 10 Flying Elvi who parachuted into the grand opening of the Physicians Regional-Marco Walk-in Clinic. That they fell from the heavens to a place where the sick are made well might have the power to turn Marco into a Graceland on the Gulf. Thank you. Thank you very much. www.physiciansregional.comBEST BACKUP PLAN>>Dollette McDonaldDollette McDonald, right, made a name for herself in the music industry singing with the likes of The Police, Don Henley, Peter Gabriel, Sting and the Rolling Stones. After 30 years as a backup vocalist, she took a break, but the songs eventually called her back. Now shes the headline act at Three60 Market in East Naples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. 732-7331; www.360-market.comBEST REASON TO GO INTO DEBT>>Osetra Caviar & Champagne BarThe marriage of Champagne and caviar has been sending foodies into a dither for decades. Fans of the luscious pairing are known to happily overspend on the deliciously expensive eggs and bubbly beverage to the point of obsession. Osetra Caviar & Champagne Bar on Fifth Avenue South offers patrons several options to indulge, from Royal Transmontanius Caviar ($90$360) to the sumptuous Kaluga Caviar ($300-$1,150). Those with leaner wallets can get a mini-fix from several appetizers that feature caviar, such as the caviar crostini with crme frache and black caviar ($17). 776-7938; www.osetranaples.com 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach www.nervousnellies.net GPS COORDINATES: FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance 1131 1st St., Ft. M y ers Beac h w ww.nervousnellies.ne t 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only...No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires May 16, 2013 FLWKLY-BESTBERNADETTE LAPAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY KELLY MERRITT / FLORIDA WEEKLY

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Preferred Travel of Naples PREFERRED TRAVEL OF NAPLES BEST HOSTED CRUISES Experience the World Style! 6/19/13 REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES NAVIGATOR Frontier Alaska Cruise 7 nightsHosted by Sandi Hamann 7/20/13 HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES EURODAM Fjords, Highlands & Ireland Cruise 12 nightsHosted by Debby Denham 7/20/13 CRYSTAL CRUISES SERENITY Baltic Brilliance Cruise 10 nightsHosted by Pat Classen 7/31/13 REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES NAVIGATOR Alaskan Wonders Cruise 7 nightsHosted by Karen Kelley 8/2/13 REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES MARINER Istanbul to Venice 10 nightsHosted by Wendy Taylor 8/28/13 PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES PAUL GAUGUIN Society Islands & Tuamotus Cruise 10 nightsHosted by Ray Intreglia 10/3/13 CRYSTAL CRUISES CRYSTAL SYMPHONY Cosmopolitan Coastal Cruise 10 nightsHosted by Annette Hostetter 10/23/13 REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES VOYAGER Lands of Myths, Seas of Fables Cruise 10 nightsHosted by Diane Becker 10/24/13 SILVERSEA CRUISES SILVER WIND Mediterranean Cruise 10 nightsHosted by Karen Kelley11/20/13 REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES MARINER South Atlantic Sojourn 18 nightsHosted by Kit Mathews 11/25/13 HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES NOORDAM Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Cruise 11 nightsHosted by Karen Berger11/25/13 SILVERSEA CRUISES SILVER SPIRIT Southern Caribbean Cruise 10 nightsHosted by Bo Gover12/11/13 SEABOURN CRUISES SEABOURN QUEST Holiday Antarctica, Patagonia & South Georgia Island Cruise 24 nightsHosted by Debby Denham

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(239) 261-1177 ~ www.preferr e SunTrust Building at Pelican Bay Hablamo s Best Travel Specialists lBest Travel PartnerslBest Travel Age n Please visit our website for a complete listing of the Preferred Travel of Naples team and their specialties. Without a Travel Specialist you are on your own. LEADING THE WAY IN RIVER CRUISINGThe Ultimate Luxury Cruise Experience: Six Star, award winning, all suite, intimate all-inclusive ships catering from 100 to 540 guests. Guests enjoy all ocean-view suites, prepaid gratuities and butler service in all categories. Complimentary champagne, wines and spirits, gourmet dining and exceptional European service by the ships staff. Preferred Travel of Naples offers exclusive amenities like a private car and driver in select ports or onboard spending credit on nearly 200 Silversea sailings. Margo Buttino, CTA, DSSenior Travel Specialist, 30+ years of travel experience I recently hosted 61 days aboard the Silver Whispers world cruise. Sailed from Singapore with stops in exotic ports in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Madagascar, South Africa and Namibia, to name a few, before crossing the Atlantic, and cruising the Caribbean. Fort Lauderdale was a welcome sight, but I confess I will miss my butler! Id love to tell you about my cruise. Call me for details! Reserve your Silversea cruise by May 24, 2013, and save an additional $200 per suite.* Embark upon a magical cruise down the fabled Mekong River with AmaWaterways, a voyage that will showcase some of the many wonders to be found in Vietnam and Cambodia. From tranquil fishing villages to the bustling streets of Phnom Pehn, this is a unique opportunity to immerse you in one of the worlds most tantalizing and exotic regions. Preferred Travel of Naples offers exclusive amenities on more than 300 AmaWaterways departures! Reserve select 2013 AmaWaterways Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong river cruises by May 31, 2013, and receive $1,000 savings per stateroom, plus a complimentary stateroom upgrade OR up to 40% off per stateroom! Karen Kelley, CTC, DSSenior Travel Specialist, 30+ years of travel experience I sailed on AmaWaterways Christmas Markets cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. The level of service was excellent and very friendly with great attention to detail. I highly recommend the AMA experience and cannot wait to sail again! We live for exceptional momentswell help you live yours. Exotic places. Romantic getaways. Insider access. Cultural wonders. Intimate wildlife encounters. Cox & Kings specializes in experiential travel from group journeys to family, private and custom designed adventures. When you travel with Cox & Kings, you reap the benefits of two-and-a-half centuries of relationships local experts, customized experiences, exceptional moments and luxurious accommodations youll never forget. Asia & The Pacific India & The Subcontinent Latin America & Antarctica Europe Africa & Arabia Wendy Taylor, CTCSenior Travel Specialist, 23+ years of travel experience Based on my travels around the world and expertise, I was invited to join Cox & Kings first Travel Agent Advisory Board representing Preferred Travel of Naples. Our last meeting was in the colonial port of Cartagena, Colombia one of the worlds most beautiful cities.Book by June 9, 2013, and receive $1,000 per couple savings!* A recognized leader in cruising for 139+ years. Taking guests to exotic destinations around the world. Spacious, mid-sized ships, attentive service, fewer guests, and more personalized attention. Ships feature spacious wraparound teak decks, panoramic view, spacious private verandahs and large staterooms. Classic cruising will exceed your expectations! Best Overall Cruise Value 20 consecutive years World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society. Preferred Travel of Naples offers exclusive amenities of shipboard credit or special events on more than 300 Holland America sailings. Reserve a new Holland America Line cruise with a reduced deposit by May 24, 2013, and receive an Onboard Value Booklet with over $350 in savings!* Maria Esther AlvarezTravel Specialist and DLatinos magazine contributing travel writer, 30+ years of travel experience My clients love Holland America. The ships are elegant and my clients love the highly personalized attention. The service is first class, prices are affordable, and the ships are the perfect size. With so many ships there is always a new cruise to choose.

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~ (800) 523-3716 e dnaples.com801 Laurel Oak Drive Suite 300 s Espanol Wilma Boyd President/CEO n cy lBest ValuelBest Amenities lBest Worldwide ConnectionsDiscover the Preferred DifferenceDestination Expertise Value Exclusive Privileges and Amenities Exceptional Customer Service Global Networks Peace of Mind Serving the Community Sinc e 1984*Offers vary for each travel partner and may apply to select sailings or departure dates. Valid on new bookings only made through Preferred Travel of Naples. Restrictions will apply. Please contact Preferred Travel of Naples for complete details. Enjoy the most inclusive cruise experience ever. This is cruising as it was meant to be. Everything is included without exception and without compromise. Elegant ships with all ocean-view suites, private balconies and no more than 700 guests. Two-for-one fares with additional bonus savings, free pre-paid gratuities, free ground transfers, free beverages, free unlimited shore excursions, free luxury hotel package, free in-suite mini bar, no additional charge for specialty restaurants. Preferred Travel of Naples offers exclusive amenities like a private car and driver in select ports or shipboard credit on more than 100 Regent sailings. Connie MoodySenior Travel Specialist and eBella magazine contributing travel writer, 30+ years of travel experience I recently returned from my 29th Regent cruise sailing from Bangkok to Mumbai. I visited my 105th country, Cambodia, and achieved 315 days onboard Regent. The included shore excursions were outstanding. Join me on my next cruise call me for details!Reserve your new Regent Seven Seas cruise by May 24, 2013, and receive $200 per suite shipboard credit.* Orient-Express is known for their collection of iconic hotels, trains and travel adventures around the world, including Peru. From the Andes to the Amazon rainforests, Peru is an exceptionally diverse country, rich with cultural and natural wonders. In the Sacred Valley, discover traditional weavings and local artists. In Cuzco, enjoy the hotel Palacio Nazarenas, built on the site of a former Inca palace. Board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu and stay in the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located next to the citadel. Enjoy a walk through Machu Picchu at sunrise, a truly unforgettable experience. Explore the highlights of Peru from Lima to Machu Picchu for the experience of a lifetime. Karen BergerSenior Travel Specialist, 30+ years of travel experience My travels have taken me to six continents and more than 35 countries. I felt transported to another time and place when I visited Machu Picchu and Cuzco. Call me to custom design your next travel experience of a lifetime.Receive a guaranteed upgrade at time of booking in Lima, Cuzco and the Sacred Valley PLUS breakfast daily at each hotel, lunch or dinner for two, and $100 spa service credit.* Witness the worlds greatest wildlife spectacle. Experience the natural beauty of Africa and the heartfelt hospitality of her people on safari with Micato. Voted Worlds Best by readers of Travel+Leisure a record nine times. Explore Old Africa in style in Kenya and Tanzania on a Hemingway Wing Safari or explore via elephant on the Elephant Back South Africa Sojourn. With Micato, all-inclusive means all luxuries all the time, including gratuities. And with each safari booked, Micato sends an African child to school. Reserve the South Africa Elephant Back Sojourn Safari or Hemingway Wing Safari by July 31, 2013, and receive a $400 gift credit per couple in the Micato Safari Shop.* John BurgessManager Leisure Division, Senior Travel Specialist, 20+ years of travel experience My extensive travel experiences have taken me to six continents and so many countries Ive lost count! Botswana and South Africa are among the favorite places to send clients. My knowledge and attention to detail will ensure you the trip of your dreams! Affordable luxury. More overnight stays and late evening departures allow you to truly experience each destination. Ships are perfectly sized to visit small boutique ports and hidden harbors yet feature all the amenities you prefer. Travel on these mid-sized ships enriches mind, body and spirit with musical entertainment, spa treatments and more. Oceania Cruises celebrates their 10th Anniversary this year with several Signature Sailings, with voyages exploring culinary, wine, music and health and wellness themes with special guests. Preferred Travel of Naples offers exclusive amenities prepaid onboard gratuities, shipboard credit and reduced deposits on select sailings. Reserve your new Oceania cruise by May 24, 2013, and receive up to $100 per suite shipboard credit.* Debby Denham, CTC, DS, ACCSenior Travel Specialist, 21+ years of travel experience I have sailed on Oceania numerous times and love it. They have the best food at sea, thanks to the culinary genius of Master Chef Jacques Ppin. The warm, caring attitude and high level of personal service is wonderful. I really love the longer stay in port, which allows more time for exploration.

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Best ValuelBest Amenities lBest Worldwide Connections Immerse yourself in the wonders of Africa on an inspiring journey across the continent by private jet. Your travel takes you to seven countries in 19 days, revealing destinations as diverse as the Serengeti, Victoria Falls and ancient Ethiopia at their most exclusive and authentic. Travel in comfort aboard a privately chartered Boeing 737 with a small party of just 40 guests. Experience luxury amenities and insider-access opportunities throughout in ultimate comfort. Your special guest for this tour will be Geoffrey Kent, A&Ks pioneering founder. Save $500 per couple on new A&K Journeys booked by June 30, 2013.* Donna Christensen, CTA, DSSenior Travel Specialist, 20+ years of travel experience I have had the opportunity to explore Africa by private jet. Its a combination of two incredible and unforgettable experiences of a lifetime. With only 40 seats, this trip will sell out quickly so call me for details today. Set sail on an unforgettable voyage! Intimate ships with just 104 or 225 suites allow Seabourn to visit hidden destinations where larger ships cant go. Gracious service is provided by a staff that is passionate about pleasing guests. Voted Worlds Best Small-Ship Cruise Line 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007 by Travel + Leisure. Cond Nast Traveler Gold List 1994-2013 19 consecutive years! Seabourns Suite Sale offers extraordinary values, complimentary veranda upgrades, $1,000 per suite shipboard credit on penthouse and premium suites. Preferred Travel of Naples offers exclusive amenities like a private car and driver in select ports or shipboard credit on nearly 250 Seabourn sailings. Reserve your new Seabourn cruise by May 24, 2013, and receive up to $100 per suite shipboard credit.* Lillian Rudd, CTC, DSSenior Travel Specialist, 20+ years of travel experience My clients love the all inclusive value, high level of service and world-class restaurants. They really enjoy the ports since they are usually the only ship there. My favorite spot on Seabourn Odyssey is Seabourn Square, a new twist on the traditional ships lobby. Its an ideal location to meet new friends. Extraordinary voyages. Exceptional value. Voted the Worlds Best more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history. Journey with Crystal, and enjoy extraordinary service and choices. Now, the all-inclusive convenience of complimentary services includes fine wines, premium spirits, gratuities and specialty restaurants. Enjoy the best, at the best value. Preferred Travel of Naples offers exclusive amenities like a private car and driver in select ports or shipboard credit on 120 Crystal cruise sailings. Reserve your new Crystal cruise by June 6, 2013, and receive up to $500 savings per stateroom on most 2013, 2014 or published 2015 voyages.* Bo GoverSenior Travel Specialist, 25+ years of travel experience Crystals service and food is outstanding, and they have the best entertainment at sea! I enjoy world-renowned lecturers on board. My clients love the wide array of educational activities such as Yamaha keyboard lessons, language, computer and photography classes. Tauck is a world leader in upscale, guided travel with nearly 100 inspiring land and cruise itineraries in 60+ countries. Along with being named the Worlds Best River Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure the company also has been named the Worlds Best Tour Operators & Safari Outfitters in each of the last 15 years. Taucks new partnership with award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns offers exclusive events. Theme driven, one-ofa-kind travel experiences include exclusive access, personalized, concierge service and behind the scenes insights from noted experts. Susan ValentineSenior Travel Specialist, 26+ years of travel experience Our clients love Tauck! Once they travel with them, they continue to discover the world with Tauck. I was invited to an exclusive Ken Burns Tauck event in Washington, D.C. We had insider access to behind the scenes private events that included a tour of the Library of Congress and dinner in the National Archives. It was amazing!Reserve a new Tauck reservation by May 24, 2013, and receive a $50 per person savings.*(239) 261-1177 ~ (800) 523-3716www.preferrednaples.comSunTrust Building at Pelican Bay 801 Laurel Oak Drive Suite 300 Hablamos Espanol

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 29 BEST HEAT ON THE BEACH>>The fire pit at LaPlayaLaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort lures guests to check in and immediately check out around the beachside fire pit. Glowing from 5:30 p.m. to midnight daily, the fire pit is open to the public. Baleen restaurant offers a variety of tropical cocktails, cognacs, cigars and smores kits for purchase while youre there. 597-3123; www.laplayaresort.comBEST ICED TEA SIPPING PORCH>>The Rod & Gun Club, Everglades CityThe Riverside Patio, situated alongside the Barron River, is a grand old screened porch, so wide and protected you can sip your mango tea and stay comfortably dry in a summer rainstorm. Tall ceilings, sl owly turning fans, white furniture and views of the languid river transport guests to an older, more genteel Florida. To fully embrace the yesteryear experience, order some Gator (served fried or sauted), smoked fish dip or frog legs to go with your tea. If your timing is right, you might get some stone crabs fresh off the boat. www.evergladesrodandgun.comBEST HOME BREW>>Calistogas Iced TeaThe folks at Calistoga Bakery and Caf brew up the best tasting iced tea and dont mind when you go back for seconds or even thirds. The tropical blend is brewed several times daily and is a mix of passion fruits combined with just the right brewing time. Fresh and tasty makes this a favorite among tea lovers. Too bad theres not a Calistoga in Everglades City (see previous item). www.calistogacafe.comBEST COLLECTION>>Dickie Fleischers harpsSome people collect coins, baseball cards or bad habits. Dickie Fleisher, principal harpist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, collects harps. His Naples home has more than two dozen harps, including one that was once owned by Harpo Marx. On the Naples Philharmonic website, Mr. Fleisher, a member of the orchestra since 1983, comments under the category of hobbies and interests: cornering the world market on harps, some ping pong.BEST ART MOVE>>Dawns ForestAfter 24 years in the lobby of the Georgia-Pacific Paper Company and almost three at The Patty & Jay Baker Naples of Museum of Art, the oversized, abstract Dawns Forest sculpture by Louise Nevelson took flight again and now greets visitors at the Southwest Florida International Airport, where it is on loan from the museum as part of the airports public art program.BEST POTTY HUMOR>>First Class Plumbings Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/firstclass.trishaborges features daily posts from company president Trisha Borges. Clean potty jokes and clever john observations are sure to get you going, so to speak. Funny and amusing, its a must Like. l y .com best2013 The fire pit at LaPlaya. Ted Todd (239) 603-885210020 Coconut Road #144 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 ONE-STOP SHOP.Call me to get more for your money. I make it easy to protect everything on your list and save money too. Call now and youll also get a FREE lifetime membership in Good Hands Roadside Assistance. Get 24/7 access and low, flat rates on everything from tows to tire changes. Call me today!Pay only when roadside services provided. Discounts vary. Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company. Property Insurance issued by Castle Key Indemnity Company, St. Petersburg, FL. Castle Key Indemnity Company is reinsured by Castle Key Insurance Company, formerly Allstate Floridian Insurance Company. The assets and obligations of the Castle Key companies are separate and distinct from those of any other company in the Allstate group. Lincoln Benefit Life Co., Lincoln, NE and American Heritage Life Insurance Co., Jacksonville, FL. 2011 Allstate Insurance Co. SAVE ON INSURANCE: Car Condo Renters Business Life Motorhome Motorcycle Boat And much more

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FLORIDA WEEKLY30 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 BEST USE OF DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ON STAGE>>The walker brigade in The ProducersUnquestionably, a highlight of The Naples Players production of The Producers was Along Came Bialy, a crowd-pleasing musical number in which rows of little old ladies executed surprisingly athletic moves with walkers.BEST USE OF DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OFF STAGE>>The Rat WalkerAnyone who knows Trout Scanlan has to appreciate the way he views the world with equal measures of irreverence, insight, attitude and intelligence. Oh, and dont forget the sense of humor he lends to every circumstance. Facing the need to use a walker in the aftermath of hip replacement surgery, Trout made the best of things by creating what certainly must be the first-ever Rat Walker, a tricked-up piece of durable medical equipment that made post-surgery ambulating if not less painful, then at least head-turning. The custom job included the requisite pin-ups and a tiny pair of pliers (in case repairs were called for), the Red, White and Blue and a pirate flag, a light-up skull and crossbones and, of course, a cup holder and a horn. But Trout considered the piece de resistance, the ultimate accessory, the license plate from his old Harley which he had to sell because of his bum hip.BEST RETIREMENT WELL EARNED>>Mike ReaganAfter helping put people to work for 10 years as CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Mike Reagan is putting himself out of a job, retiring by the end of 2013. Board Chairman Michael Wynn says Mr. Reagan will be remembered most for his contributions to leadership development and his ability to connect key community groups and leaders for positive change. 31. CALLand pick up2. DELIVERYto your home3. ORDER ONLINEfor pick up OR deliveryAnd so much more... Order online and earn Deli Dollar rewards! jasonsdeli.comeasy ways to-go!Sarasota / 5231 University Pkwy. @ Honore / 941-351-5999 Port Charlotte / US Hwy. 41 & 776 / 941-235-3354 Fort Myers / Reections Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake / 239-590-9994 Cape Coral / Santa Barbara near Veterans / 239-458-8700 Naples / Immokalee near Airport / 239-593-9499

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WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 31FLORIDA WEEKLY BEST THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX>>Conservancys Magic invitation Not only do they know how to crusade for the environment, our friends at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida know how to throw a party. From the invitations to the auction items to the grand total raised, Magic Under the Mangroves just keeps getting better every year. This years invitation, above, came in the form of a box that unfolded to unveil all the details. It even included a charming little origami bird on its nest. We know it wasnt just like magic that the event raised almost $1 million, but chair Jeannie Smith and her hard-working committee sure made it seem that way to the more than 400 guests.BEST SHOES TO FILL>>Kena YokeKena Yoke cant help it. She just loves shoes and she has more than 350 pair to prove it. The president of Dax Enterprises believes the shoes you slip into can have empowering abilities and can change your attitude immediately. Just ask Cinderella or Dorothy, she says. CAROLYN AHO / FLORIDA WEEKLY SUE HUFF / FLORIDA WEEKLY Independently Owned & Operated The OriginalSince 1991 For all your CATERING needs, call Tom or Seth 239.592.00501585 Pine Ridge Road, #5, Naples, FL 34109 Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4 www.noodlescafe.com PROUDLY SERVING COLLIER COUNTY FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS!HAPPY APPYS & MARTINI SPECIALS IN THE LOUNGE 4-6:30 PM DAILY EARLY DINING MENU DAILY $5.99 LUNCH SPECIALS ENTERTAINMENT

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY32 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST FREE MUSEUM ACQUISITION>>Olga Hirshhorns Mouse House collectionWashington, D.C., has her husbands world-class collection in the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Now, Naples has Olga Hirshhorns small but powerful Mouse House collection of intimately sized works. She recently donated more than 200 items, including Picassos, de Koonings, Calders and personally inscribed pieces, to The Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, where they had been on loan since 2009.BEST MUSEUM ACQUISITION >>Frank VerpoortenAfter 15 years working with museums in Belgium and New York City, Frank Verpoorten brought his international art experience to Naples as the new director and chief curator at The Patty & Jay Baker Naples of Museum of Art. With CEO and president CEO Kathleen van Bergens hiring a year before, the Phil looks to bring fresh ideas to the local arts scene.BEST ACE PLACE>>Golf Capital of the WorldNaples self-proclaimed title of Golf Capital of the World was solidified when it was ranked No. 1 nationally for its abundance of golf holes per the National Golf Foundation. Myrtle Beach, S.C., came in second, followed by Barnstable, Mass. The Mouse House collection.

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WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 33FLORIDA WEEKLY BEST TWO SHOTS OF THE DAY>>Bonnie SpeerHave Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus or any golfing icon, for that matter ever managed two holes-in-one during a match? Bonita Bay Club member Bonnie Speer pulled off that monumentally improbable feat this past December during an interclub match at Pelicans Nest. Mike Weiler, club director at Bonita Bay, pegged the odds of a double hole-in-one at 67,000,000-to-1.BEST NO. 2>>NaplesWe were, of course, thrilled when Coastal Living magazine named Naples as its No. 2 choice for Best Seaside City. But we were also curious as to what blocked us from the top spot. Two words: Kiawah Island (South Carolina). This is the same destination whose Trip Advisor reviews note: There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO HERE and no welcome mat ... at the gate house, bringing new meaning to the term barrier island. That said, we suspect a hanging chad or two mightve glued up Coastal Livings electoral collage, thus giving Naples a popular vote win. We might be No. 2, but were better than any place in South Carolina. BEST DRESSED (HIM)>>Rickey LamitieHe might be a new guy in town, but hes quickly being noticed for his style and custom-made suits. President of Elevee Fine Clothing on Broad Avenue, Rickey Lamitie, above, is one dapper guy to say the least. Hes been providing a sense of style to famous athletes and Hollywood stars for years. SUE HUFF / FLORIDA WEEKLY 2777 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 239.261.home(4663) www.clivedaniel.com Shop Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pmShop Sunday 12 noon to 5pm CLIVE DANIEL HOMEIts Official! Clive Daniel Home is the best address in Naples for furniture and design! Clive Daniel Home is a Total Home showroom with everything from floors to ceilings, accents to fine furnishings, landscaping to patio and outdoor kitchens, plus all the design services essential to gr eat rooms: color consultation, space planning, flooring, wallpaper, draperies, home automation, home theater, kitchens and baths all under one roof! Visit us today! CLIVE DANIELHOME CD voted best new showroomin the USA! local. original. exceptional. voted best new showroom in the USA!voted best showroom in Southwest Florida!voted best interior design in multiple categories! Theres design adventure all over the showroom!

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY34 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST DRESSED (CANINES)>>Madison and Stuart OConnorEven though theyre best friends, Madison and Stuart have different preferences in leisure activities, which requires distinctly different wardrobes. Stuart is always ready for a round of golf, while Madison prefers a black-tie soiree, so say proud parents Brenda and Patrick OConnor.BEST DRESSED (HER)>>Julie SchmelzleWe admire Julie Schmelzle, right, for her sense of fashion that involves a mix of classic and more adventurous looks. She attributes her style to the days when she rummaged through her mothers closet playing dress up, but she reminds us that dressing up is purely the outside package and its truly whats inside of a person that really matters. Madison and Stuart. We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Making dreams come true...SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! 239-434-0300 www.aemc.cc

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 35 BEST DRESSED MAN IN DRAG>>Randall Kenneth JonesIn his more than 35 years on stage in all kinds of roles, Randall Kenneth Jones says hes never had more fun than he had in this seasons production of The Producers by The Naples Players. He had six costume changes, one of which required the help of an assistant wrestling him into a glittering gown like Mammy getting Scarlett ready for the party at the Wilkes house. The gown, which weighed about 30 pounds, was designed and created for the original Broadway production of the show, for which costumer William Ivey Long won a Tony Award. Mr. Jones wore it beautifully, as you can see at right.BEST RED>>Dawn Litchfield BrownWhether its the dress, the shoes, the accessories or the entire package, Dawn Litchfield Brown, right, of The Naples Money Managers wears red every day. About 15 years ago her company logo incorporated the color and thus began the routine. Even though the logo changed, Dawn still dons red every day because it signifies strength and confidence, with a dash of adventure and fun. y .com best2013 COURTESY PHOTO www.CapersKitchen.com KITCHEN & BAR Youve tried the rest, now try the best!NAPLES RESIDENTS COME SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL CLUB AND ALWAYS GET AT LEAST 10% OFF! CRAB CAKE SANDWICH CHESAPEAKE FRIED GREEN TOMATO STACK CRAB CAKE DINNER OVER 30 YEARS MAKING WONDERFUL CRAB CAKES IN MARYLAND NOW OPEN IN NAPLES!

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LESS INVASIVE.*MOREAPPEALING.KEEP UP TO 75% OF YOUR HEALTHY KNEE.*Say this apple represents your knee. With total knee replacement, the entire surface has to be removed. But with the Oxford Partial Knee from Biomet, you can keep up to 75% of your healthy knee for a more rapid recovery with less pain and more natural motion.* And now, the Oxford is available with Signature** personalized implant positioning. Its the knee replacement technique thats based on your specic anatomy. Biomet also gives you the industrys only Lifetime Knee Implant Replacement Warranty in the U.S. Now thats appealing.Risk Information: Not all patients are candidates for partial knee replacement. Only your orthopedic surgeon can tell you if youre a candidate for joint replacement surgery, and if so, which implant is right for your specic needs. You should discuss your condition and treatment options with your surgeon. The Oxford Meniscal Partial Knee is intended for use in individuals with osteoarthritis or avascular necrosis limited to the medial compartment of the knee and is intended to be implanted with bone cement. Potential risks include, but are not limited to, loosening, dislocation, fracture, wear, and infection, any of which can requir e additional surgery. For additional information on the Oxford knee and the Signature system, including risks and warnings, talk to your surgeon and see the full patient risk information on oxfordknee.com and http://www.biomet.com/orthopedics/getFile. cfm?id=2287&rt=inline or call 1-800-851-1661.Oxford and Signature are trademarks of Biomet, Inc. or its subsidiaries unless otherwise indicated. Subject to terms and conditions within the written warranty. A collaborative partnership with Materialise N.V. ** Compared to total knee replacement. Refer to references at oxfordknee.com. 800.851.1661 I oxfordknee.com %

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 37 BEST REASON TO THE BED TAX>>Tourist development tax stats best since 2007-08Yes, tourists crowd our streets, shops and restaurants. But they also support our hospitality industry and help fund renourishment projects that shore up our beaches. The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau reported that tourist development taxes paid by visitors at hotels, shortterm vacation rentals and campgrounds for fiscal year 2011-12 set an all-time record at $14,898,250. Yall come back now!BEST SURE SHOT TO WATCH>>Matt MilliganWhen Make-A-Wish Southern Florida arranged for Matt Milligan, right, to meet the editor of National Geographic, inspiration struck. Matt has loved photography since the age of 9 and now, at 17, aspires to become a photographer for the magazine. For now, you can gaze in amazement at www. mattmilliganphotography.com.BEST PLACE TO WIN BIG>>Seminole Casino ImmokaleeWant to see fortune smile? Head out to the Seminole Casino in Immokalee and try your hand at black jack, high-paying slots or live-action poker. Take your pick from more than 1,200 slot machines that operate on everything from a penny to a $100 bill. With 34 live table games dealt 24 hours a day, chances are you just might get lucky. (800) 218-0007; www.seminoleimmokaleecasino. comBEST NEW RESTAURANT YOU SHOULD HAVE TRIED SOONER>>Capers Kitchen & BarWhen a Maryland native restaurateur puts crab cakes on the menu, you know theyve got to be good. But thats not all thats good for breakfast (try eggs Benedict with petit crab cakes), lunch (how about some crab fondue?) and dinner (the signature Annapolitan crab cake) at Capers Kitchen & Bar. Theres a lot more than crab on the menu, too, including more than a few gluten-free dishes. And dont forget the 5-2-1 Happy Hour, with $5 bar bites, $2 off all wines and mixed drinks and $1 off all beers, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day in the piano lounge. 431-7348; www.caperskitchen.comBEST BANK FOR YOUR BUCK>>IberiabankYou can rest assured that your buck is safe with Iberiabank, which has been helping individuals, small business owners and companies with their financial needs for more than 126 years. From competitive interest rates to affordable home improvement loans to free business checking and more, Iberiabank is committed to providing its customers with the exceptional service they deserve. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. www.iberiabank.comBEST PLACE TO DOCK AND STORE YOUR BOAT>>Naples Harbour Yacht ClubNaples Harbour Yacht Club manages to be luxurious without being pretentious. Part of the Florida Marina Clubs family, the local HQ is off Naples Bay along the picturesque Gordon River. Its a short boat ride to the Gulf of Mexico or downtown Naples, and the marina is steps away from the Naples Municipal Airport. Theres hurricane-safety rated indoor storage and a well-stocked ships store. Whether youre a recreational boater or an expert angler, theres another reason this is the perfect choice to house and protect your boat: two great restaurants. Gordons on the River is famous for aged steaks and fresh seafood, while island cuisine lovers flock to Jacks River Bar. 213-1441; www.floridamarinaclubs.com kly .com best2013

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY38 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST AT GIVING YOU A REASON TO LIE ABOUT YOUR AGE>>Dr. Manuel PeaAging gracefully is something everyone wishes they could do and for patients of Dr. Manuel Peas cosmetic surgery practice, its practically guaranteed. Using the latest cosmetic technology to achieve the most natural results, Dr. Pea performs facial rejuvenation, nose reshaping, breast augmentation, body contouring, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, Medispa services, Fraxel laser treatments and more to help men and women alike wear their years beautifully. Twenty-four years and more than 25,000 happy patients later, hes the go-to cosmetic surgeon in Southwest Florida. 348-7362; www.dr-pena.comBEST PLACE TO GET ORGANIZED WITH STYLE>>California ClosetsAside from inducing the highest form of closet envy possible, California Closets has just given Neapolitans a new reason to upgrade their closets: a beautiful new showroom that opened in April. BEST of all, California Closets offers organizational solutions for every room in the house, from the bedroom and bath to the laundry room, kitchen, wine room, office, media room and garage. 919-3552; www.californiaclosets.comBEST OF SHOW(ROOM)>>Clive Daniel HomeAnyone whos been there knows that walking into the Clive Daniel Home showroom is like walking into an interior design dream state. Every room is perfectly arranged and accessorized in a lovely vignette, which helps customers realize that their dreams for their homes are actually within reach. Perhaps thats why Clive Daniel Home showroom was named Best New Showroom in the USA in the 24th annual ARTS Awards competition sponsored by ART, the creative home furnishings network. 261-1663; www.clivedaniel.comBEST NEW HOME COMMUNITIES>>Lennar HomesLennar Homes is known as the BEST builder of new home communities for a reason. It has the history to back that up. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Florida. To become one of Americas top builders, Lennar Homes has evolved to build homes that people can cherish and afford. Lennars move-up and retirement homes are for anyone who craves the good life. www.lennar.comBEST TREASURE CHEST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA>>Our Lady of Light Faithful shoppers frequent Our Lady of Light thrift store in the Shoppes at Pelican Landing for more than the fabulous bargains they find in clothing, housewares, furniture and accessories. They pop in to say hi to the friendly staff and to see where the mannequin named Gloria is stationed for the day (she moves around). Magic Mondays, when shoppers can get 20-75 percent off purchases at the register, are especially fun for those who love the thrill of a deal. 992-1576; www.ololthriftshop.comBEST PLACE TO DINE WITH THE DOLPHINS>>The Naples PrincessIts the top choice for couples and families, tourists and locals alike for special occasions and for anytime they want to forget their cares aboard a relaxing cruise. Great food, a fun atmosphere and, of course, the BEST sightseeing on the water are just a few perks to sailing with the Naples Princess. The ship is known for hospitality and unparalleled views of historic Naples Bay and Port Royal, not to mention the dolphins who seem to just wait for an invitation to play alongside in the waves. 649-2275; www.naplesprincesscruises.comALL OUTDOOR FURNITURE SHOWROOM ITEMS ONSALE TELESCOPE CASUAL TRUCKLOAD SALE NEW FLOOR SAMPLES UP TO 50% OFFMSRPInside Out Furniture Direct offers The best in patio furniture and re pits as well as Single and Double bathroom vanities. We believe in very aggressive pricing and excellent customer service. SALE CASUAL E ES insideout furnituredirect SHOWROOM OPENMONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY BY APPOINTMENT FIRE PITS ON SALE! CONCEPTS FIREPITS Best Selection of Single and Double Bathroom Vanities

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FLORIDA WEEKLY40 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 BEST PLACE TO FEEL LIKE A RUNWAY MODEL>>True Fashionistas Designer ResaleCoach, Anne Klein, Saks, Gucci and Chicos are just a few of the designer names to tempt savvy shoppers at True Fashionistas. The resale boutique recently expanded to almost 3,000 square feet of shopping paradise for fashion-forward men, women and children of all sizes and for all seasons. Customers can buy or sell (for cash or on consignment) gently used brand-name clothing and accessories. Online shopping is also an option. 596-5044; www.truefashionistasresale.com BEST ROOM IN THE HOUSE>>Your closet after All About Closets gets through with itFacing a disorganized, indiscernible wreck of crumpled clothes, mismatched shoes and tangled hangers is never a good way to start your day. Do not despair. There IS a light at the end of the closet you just have to let All About Closets find it for you. These pros can transform any closet or cupboard in your home or business for the utmost in efficiency and organization. Youll never want to hide your stuff behind closed doors again. 303-5829; www.allaboutclosets.com BEST WAY TO SHED YOUR STRESS>>Massage EnvyAhhh Want to feel all that stress from work, traffic and bills float away like tufts of fluff on a spring breeze? You dont need drugs or a vacation or a day at the beach. Just pop into Massage Envy. The more than 800 locations around the country include four in Southwest Florida, from Naples to Estero, Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Surely theres one near you. Ahhh www.massageenvy.comBEST VIEW IN THE HOUSE>>Schwartz Blind & Shutter CompanyWith a window treatment from Schwartz Blind & Shutter Compan y, every view in the house is improved. Whether it involves framing French doors or bay windows, providing pri vacy shutters and light control for a bedroom or highlighting an arch window with a fresh new look, the experts from Schwartz will see you through every step of the way. 560-0525; www.schwartzb lindandshutterco.com.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 41 BEST GLUTEN-SENSITIVE MENU (AND ITS DELI-CIOUS, TOO!)>>Jasons DeliGotta avoid gluten? No problem. Jasons Deli cares about its customers and their dietary needs, which is why the family-friendly restaurants gluten-sensitive menu is becoming so popular. With everything from salad dressings and sandwiches to Pollo Mexicano (grilled chicken breast with southwest spices and pico de gallo), it gives gluten-sensitive customers every bit of the flavor they crave. 593-9499; www.jasonsdeli.comBEST HOME-MAKEOVER TUTORIALS>>Savvy Posh Savvy Posh is the perfect boutique to find furniture and accessories for your living spaces, as well as to learn how to refurbish what you already have. The quirky consignment and interior-design shop offers a regular schedule of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshops that cover everything from updating furniture to lacquering floors. Turn drawers into showstoppers or boring old boxes into gems. Learn how to apply molding or transfer images onto wood. The classes start at $35 and include sample supplies. Register for workshops two days in advance. 454-7674; www.savvyposh.comBEST REASON TO CELEBRATE EVERYTHING (OR ANYTHING) >>Royal Palm ChocolatesIn the hands of chocolatier Philip Fincher, fine Belgian chocolate (both milk and dark) becomes an art medium for the creation of exquisite Royal Palm Chocolates. Some of Mr. Finchers sweet sensations incorporate tropical fruit and exotic spices for adventuresome palates, and his dainty chocolate wafers have been known to cause addiction. Almost as sweet as the treats themselves is the beautiful jewel-box packaging. Dont wait for a special occasion. Celebrate with Royal Palm Chocolates just because you can. 325-8300; www.royalpalmchocolates.comBEST WAY TO COVER YOUR ASSETS>>Ted Todd Insurance Sure, your house is worth a lot. So are your boat and your car. And youre planning on keeping that sizeable nest egg for retirement. But the biggest asset of all is your family. Ted Todd Insurance can cover everything under one umbrella. Along with standards such as car insurance, Mr. Todd can set up annuities and long-term care products for your golden years. If you own a business, he can cover commercial auto, workplace benefits and liability. He works with 15 carriers to cover every area of your life, especially your loved ones. Now thats covering your assets. 768-7000; www.tedtoddinsurance.com BEST WAY TO WYNN THEM OVER>>Wynns Market CateringThe BEST way to throw a party is to make it easy on the host or hostess. From an intimate dinner for a few friends to a company-wide shindig, Wynns Market Catering can handle all the details. The market on Ninth Street North is a beloved Naples tradition, and the catering side has grown to have its own following, thanks to a staff that can interpret any theme and prepare beautiful, tasty dishes for any number of guests. They bring the servers and bartenders, too, and clean everything up when the partys over. 261-7157; www.wynnsonline.comBEST DESIGNER DREAMS COME TRUE>>Designer Divas Resale BoutiqueShop, save, consign or sell and sip all in one place at Designer Divas Resale Boutique in the Shoppes at Vanderbilt. Sip a complimentary espresso while browsing through racks and displays filled with the designer labels from every fashionable womans dreams: from Louis Vuitton and Juicy Couture to Gucci, Burberry, Chanel, Cache and oh, so many more. New and consigned items arrive daily, so stop by often. And dont forget to bring in your still-fabulous frocks to consign or exchange for cash on the spot. 431-6341; NaplesDesignerDivas.com y .com best2013 PLACE TO COOL OFF THIS SUMMER! Bes t FAMILY FUN 3D MOVIES ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS MARINE TOUCH TANK NEW AQUARIUMS! STINGRAY CAF Call 239-321-7410

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY42 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST SURGICAL TOOLS>>Orthopedics Inc./BiometOrthopedic surgeons know your knees and shoulders and elbows and hips can be as unique as fingerprints. Thats why they trust Biomet to create the BEST tools for the job, whether its a surgical technique, advanced biomaterials or a custom implant. For 26 years, Biomet has specialized in researching the BEST low-stress surgical techniques. For example, it created thighbone and shinbone positioning guides, using MRI and CT scans, that fit patients precisely. It also provides doctors the Vanguard knee with 90 variations that allow a better fit for each patient. www.biomet.com BEST WAY TO ROCK HER WORLD>>Mark Loren DesignsNothing will endear a man to his significant other better than a diamond. The expert craftsmen and diamond and gem merchants at Mark Loren Designs know that. Mr. Loren is new to Naples, having opened his jewelry studio and shop in Mercato last year, but hes been designing breathtaking engagement and wedding rings, as well as all sorts of other important pieces, for more than 25 years. Indeed, this man knows how to make a rock rock so that it will rock her world. 596-5820; www.marklorendesigns.comBEST PLACE FOR A STEAKOUT>>Shulas Steak HouseAt Shulas, its about more than great steaks in great surroundings for an important lunch or dinner. Its about prime customer service and an award-winning wine list. And its also about being a primo place for fundraising events and parties that draw business leaders and philanthropists from throughout the community. Just like the coach for whom its named, Shulas at the Hilton Naples is legendary. 430-4999; www.donshula.comBEST PLACE TO FILL YOUR SCHEDULE>>Illustrated PropertiesImagine your Village Walk calendar: Start the day with Breakfast Club or a landscape tour, move on to Culinary Club or a ladies luncheon and go along on a museum tour before wrapping up the day at Dessert Night. Imagine learning about these and 18 pages of other activities in the monthly Village Walk Life. And imagine how Joanne Ciesielski or Brian Carey of Illustrated Properties can help you find a home in Village Walk. They can show you around Island Walk and similar communities to call home as well throughout the North Naples area. www.ipre.com; www.villagewalkofnaples.com BEST TOUCH OF TECHNOLOGY>>Naples Cosmetic Surgery CenterScience and technology meet artistry at Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center, where Dr. Andrew Turk combines home consultation through TouchMD with virtual surgery performed via Canfields 3D Vectra system at the patients first visit. Dr. Turk is board certified in plastic surgery of the face, breast and body. 348-4357; www.naples-csc.com BEST TRAVEL COMPANION>>CI TravelGood news for fans of vacation therapy. Recent studies have uncovered potent new elixirs designed to help you bounce back to your most amazing self. Choose the perfect cure from among relaxing cruises and cruise-tours, exciting land vacations, privately guided trips, affordable beach getaways and all inclusive resort escapes. At CI Travel, not only will our vacation therapists help you to determine the best antidote for your specific ailment, they will also add in a booster shot of real value and special treatment. Sure you can self diagnose your symptoms but why dont you leave it to the experts at CI Travel. We will make sure you end up with a healthy dose of pure wonderment and relaxation! What are you waiting for Call your Vacation Therapist NOW!www.cinaples.com Scott & Michelle Schwartz Owners/Operators239.206.8060 From measure to install... we cover it all! T o d d d a y y fo r r Y o o u u r FREE E s s t t im a a t e WWW.SCHWARTZBLINDS.COMSpecializing in Interior Window Coverings O O O v v e e r 1 1 0 0 Y Y e e a a r r s i n S S o o u u t t h h w w e s s t F F l o o o r r i d d a! FREE INSTALLATION

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239-430-3668 www.NaplesPodiatrist.com DR. KEVIN L. FACFAS, DABPS DR. LEE DPM DR. TIMM AACFAS, DABLES DR. ADARVE DPM 661 Goodlette Road, Suite 10312250 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 1011660 Medical Blvd, Suite 302Amongst Americas Top Podiatrists..."I've been suffering with plantar fasciitis for 3.5 months and I received high energy extra corporal shockwave treatment 3 weeks agoy pain is entirely gone and it was a terrible, terrible pain and now it is gone after all other treatments failed. I highly recommend Dr Timm and his wonderful staff." Lorraine K., Naples, FL Thank you so much for healing me!! Your coordinated efforts along with Dr. Lam have taken away years of pain. I hope you realize your efforts are appreciated and you do a tremendous service. Making folks feel better; what a great service to provide! Lynn M., Naples, FL

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 THE BEST 45 BEST PLACE TO CELEBRATE NATURE>>Conservancy of Southwest FloridaNothing inspires an appreciation of nature and the outdoors like the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The mission of the organization is to protect our natural environment and the important role it plays in the worlds ecosystem. In addition to celebrating nature, the Conservancy is an education leader, increasing knowledge through scientific research and partnering with the BEST and brightest to ensure nature is here for generations to come. 262-0304; www.conservancy.orgBEST PLACE TO GET YOUR SEXY BACK>>XLR8Unless youre too sexy for your shirt, may we recommend a place to get your sex appeal back. Feel healthy, fit and balanced with help from the XLR8 body transformation program. Available in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, the transformation takes place with no boring treadmill, no sweaty gym, no fad diets, thanks to the programs Power Plate, a state-ofthe-art, freestanding vibration platform. 898-4078; www.bodytransformationinstitute.com.BEST MEDITERRANEAN INFLUENCE>>Bella Casa condominiumsThe classic features of Mediterranean style flow through this sun-dappled Fort Myers community. Behind its gated entryway, the BEST of Southwest Florida living awaits. Amenities in the Bella Casa Town Center include a clubroom, fitness center, pool and spa, tennis c ourts and a butterfly gar den. Its also central to Southwest Florida International Airport, shopping, dining, golfing and the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 288-5117; www.bellacasaluxury.comBEST TRAVEL PLANNERS WHEN PERFECTION IS PREFERRED>>Preferred TravelAnyone who knows Wilma Boyd and Preferred Travel knows they have the perfect connection for ensuring an awesome travel experience. The agency, which has 54 experienced and passionate travel consultants whose expertise goes around the world, has earned numerous accolades, including an appointment to the Signature Travel Network Advisory Board. The staff and leadership also care about their hometown; Preferred Travel received the 2013 Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Community Foundation of Collier County. 261-1177; www.preferredtravel.com BEST PLACE TO ZAP AWAY THE UGLY>>The Laser Lounge SpaWhether its a few wrinkles, a bothersome scar, sun damage or an unsightly patch of hair thats making you unhappy with your appearance, the Laser Lounge Spa can take care of it. The family-owned practice uses the latest technology for treatments such as hair removal, skin resurfacing peels, photo rejuvenation, Botox and facial fillers. Whereas nature has ways of presenting frustrating impurities in our appearance, Laser Lounge Spa has safe and long-lasting ways of righting where nature goes wrong. 728-1234; www.thelaserloungespa.comBEST PLACE TO INSPIRE YOUNG MINDS>>Imaginarium Science CenterIt was Albert Einstein who said, Imagination is more important than knowledge. The folks at the Imaginarium in Fort Myers couldnt agree more. Curious young visitors enjoy a wide variety of hands-on exhibits, such as the Sea-to-See touch tank that lets them get up close and personal with all sorts of sea creatures, and the Hurricane Experience that simulates the wind of a powerful storm. Every Friday night is family night with hours extended to 8 p.m. 321-7420; www.imaginariumfortmyers.com com best2013 BEST PLACE TO WORK OUTBONITA SPRINGS YMCA MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES: www.BonitaSpringsYMCA.orgBonita Springs YMCA27200 Kent Road Bonita Springs, 34135 (239) 221-7560 Orientations GET STARTED TODAY! 3431 Bonita Beach Road239-498-18401711 San Marco Road239-394-1171FOR YOUR HOME*RETURN ON INVESTMENT*BEST R.O.I.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY46 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 9-15, 2013 w w w best2013BEST BANK FOR CUSTOMERS WHO MISS THE GOOD OLD DAYS>>Shamrock BankIf you think traditional values and individual attention are gone from the banking industry, you must not bank at Shamrock Bank. The company provides many of the same state-of-the-art banking products and services including personal and commercial accounts, loans, IRAs, online and phone banking but with a lot of courtesy and personality. The good old days when your banker knew your name and cared about you as a person are alive and well at Shamrock Bank.919-5199; www.shamrockbank.comBEST BET WHEN YOU CANT GET TO BROADWAY>>Broadway Palm TheatreThe lullaby of Broadway is loud and clear at Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers, where patrons can relish an entire dining and theater experience in one fell swoop. Broadway Palm presents a variety of shows for every taste and performing preference. Part of the Prather family of theaters, the company has a long history of sharing the very BEST in stage entertainment for almost 50 years. 278-4422; www.broadwaypalm.com BEST UNDERGROUND ARTS SHOWCASE>>MercatoWeekends got a lot more fun with Mercatos Saturday Nights Alive series. Already a thriving dining and entertainment destination, the streets at Mercato are even more fun when local artists, musicians and street performers line the sidewalks to entertain the crowd for Saturday Nights Alive on the second Saturday of every month. www.mercatoshops.comBEST PLACE TO GET YOUR STEP BACK>>Family Foot and Leg CenterMost of us take walking for granted. We just put one foot in front of the other and it happens. Thats not true, though, for the many people who experience pain when they walk. The staff at Family Foot and Leg Center is devoted to making sure patients have the gift of stepping out without discomfort. They handle everything from emergency trauma to chronic conditions with treatments ranging from holistic to stateof-the-art technology. 430-3668; www.familyfootandlegcenter.com BEST OF BOTH WORLDS>>Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi BarA long and yummy history makes up the foundation of Matt Benevento-Bermans and Seth BeneventoBermans Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar. Diners love not having to decide between split cuisine preferences he can order his favorite savory Italian specialty and she can have the sushi roll she loves so much. After 21 years, the passion demonstrated by the owners still translates to the food.592-0050; www.noodlescafe.comBEST OUTFITTER FOR YOUR OUTDOOR AREAS>>Inside Out FurnitureHere in Southwest Florida, outdoor furnishings are just as important as their indoor counterparts. The folks at Inside Out Furniture are happy to guide you in making the most of every square inch of your outdoor areas. From fire pits to weather-worthy sectionals and dining sets, its all here. The website lets shoppers browse by category and brand a nice feature for shoppers who know exactly what they want as well as for those who dont know where to begin. 450-9296; www.insideoutfurnituredirect.com Florida Licensed Contractor CBC056039Established Since 1978 Meet the National Award-Winning Designers for kitchens, baths & interior remodeling.Pictured from left to right: Lyndsey Davis, Interior Designer; Chris Reed, VP; Wanda Pfeiffer, Interior Designer; Nichole Claprood, Interior Designer; Meriam Reed, CEO; Gerald Reed, Pres. We have completed three projects with Reed and Company. WE nd the designs, quality, clean-up and follow-up to be exceptional. R. Sarotte Weekdays Saturdays 13500 Tamiami Trail N.Naples, FL

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