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INSIDEDownload our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. COMMENTARY A2 OPINION A4LOCAL HISTORY A6 HEALTHY LIVING A18 PETS A22 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 PUZZLES C10 CLUB NOTES C21 SAVE THE DATE C26 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. V, No. 48 FREE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 Inside: Luxe Living L1 LUXE LIVINGNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED SEPTEMBER 2013 Makeover ShockerCalifornia Closets to the rescue. 3 In StoreProducts you have to check out. 12 TIM GIBBONS / COURTESY PHOTO Designer Q&AMichael Millspaugh 18 e ENTERTAIN LET EN EN EN N TE TE TE T R R R R THEM YOU PAGE 8 Home theaters and sound systems are the new normal in luxury homes Loved those dresses!A bustling benefit for PACE, and more fun around town. C27-29 Stand-up actsArea comedy clubs take their audiences seriously. C1 Cash dealsHomebuyers are showing sellers the money. B1 Heavy rains late last week flooded parts of the burned-out Naples YMCA building, just one of the many challenges in an ongoing recovery effort. The facility off Pine Ridge Road was partially destroyed in a Labor Day fire believed to have been started by lightning. It will cost roughly $3 million above what insurance will cover to rebuild, officials have estimated. Meanwhile, scores of Y employees and volunteers have scrambled to maintain services that members of all ages count on, working long hours and beyond normal duties in makeshift offices. Its been a massive effort of coordination of the staff, says Tim Bauer, director of tennis. I think our request is really still to keep everyone positive and keep the support going, because generally when these things happen youre on the front page of the news and next week something else is on the front page of the news, and thats when the real challenges begin. Its easy to donate funds for the recovery at any First National Bank of the Gulf Coast location or to the Community Foundation of Collier County. And two fundraisers coming up Saturday, Sept. 14, promise a good time for all. See details on page A12 about the morning 5K run/walk Fire-damaged YMCA soldiers on in multifaceted recoveryBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ SEE YMCA, A12 WATER RESCUE STORY BY ROGER WILLIAMS RWILLIAMS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM THE CALOOSAHATCHEE Like the St. Lucie, the river is often swollen with nutrient pollution. Cow manure is one of several pollutants sickening the South Florida water system. If water rises above 17 feet, the dike could fail. Water needs to flow slowly through here to Florida Bay. Federal, state and local politicians are promising money. LAKE OKEECHOBEE LAKE OKEECHOBE E LAKE OKEECHOBE E POLITICAL PLAYERS POLLUTERS EVERGLADES LEADING VOICES A9-10 THE POLITICS A10 SOLUTIONS A11 POLLUTED ESTUARIES, TREACHEROUS RAINFALL, AN AGING DIKE AND POLITICAL POSTURING OUR STATE IS IN NEED OF A ...BACKGROUND PHOTO / NASA; CALOOSAHATCHEE PHOTO / ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 Free Prostate Exam and PSA Blood Test. When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 Where: NAPLES | 990 Tamiami Trail North, Naples COLLIER | 8340 Collier Boulevard, Suite 402, Naples PINE R IDGE | 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Desk 31, Naples BONITA SPRINGS | 28930 Trails Edge Boulevard, Bonita Springs FORT MYERS | 4571 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers CAPE CORAL | 24 Del Prado Boulevard North, Cape Coral Pl ease call to reserve an appointment: (239) 434-6300 Complimentary refreshments will be served. COMMENTARYVoting waterTo fix this, somebody is going to have to suffer. Or maybe everybody is going to have to suffer, in spite of the compelling evidence of history that rich people generally escape that proletarian experience, even if their water goes bad, too.But their water is never bad. People with the liquidity of Palm Beachs Fanjul brothers sugar producers Alfonso, Jose, Alexandro and Andres, owners of the Fanjul Corp. and Florida Crystals probably wont have to suffer. But they might have to sacrifice something, at least. Especially since they number among the greatest obstacles to clean Florida water and everything that flows from clean Florida water in sufficient quantities, for the rest of us. If that sounds preposterous, it isnt. Forget the Army Corps of Engineers. Forget the South Florida Water Management District. Forget the vegetable and citrus growers, the ranchers, and the sub-suburbanites using septic tanks up and down the lengths of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers east and west of Lake Okeechobee. All thats easy, because they arent really the problem. Give them a chance, show them a way, ask them (or maybe tell them) to share with each other a higher bill for something thats likely to solve the huge problem of filthy, misdirected water we now swallow as part of our daily Florida living, and they will. Sure they will. These people are not generally bad willed, theyre just self-interested. And cleaner water, in appropriate quantities, is now in the self-interests of all of them. Even the helmsmen at U.S. Sugar, the owners of 188,000 acres of sugar land around Lake Okeechobee, would be willing to make some changes (at great advantage to themselves, as always). And they proved it. They had agreed to sell their vast holdings in the 700,000-acre Everglades Agricultural Area to the state of Florida, probably for more than it was worth, in a deal former Gov. Charlie Crist almost managed to put together starting in 2008. The EAA on the south side of Lake O. was created and protected for their use, with its vast system of canals and water pumps and state employees who keep them going, courtesy of the United States government, which also protects their major crop, sugar cane, with price supports.In the EAA, they grow their crops on what amounts to a twenty-mile-thick dam, a barrier that separates the former Everglades river from its headwaters, and these farmers have continually opposed any attempt to reestablish anything resembling the pristine environment of region, writes historian David McCally in his seminal book, The Everglades: an Environmental History.All of them, therefore each Fanjul and all the owners of U.S. Sugar are the biggest welfare recipients since FDR invented soup lines. Had Gov. Crist pulled the deal off, he likely would have saved the Florida Everglades, cleaned up and restored Florida Bay, and stopped the Army Corps of Engineers from ever again having to void the bowels of Lake O down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers during storm events or periods of heavy rain. The Fanjul brothers, however, helped kill the Crist deal, as public records show. They did that, just as they continue to influence public policy the policy of requiring clean water by enforcing more stringent standards for its use, for example by giving huge amounts of money and support to politicians of both parties who support their aims. Their aims are to make more money with less trouble. So heres the problem and the solution: Politicians control the flow of money, and voters control the politicians. If we want to clean our water and carry on living like the blessed, we cant support politicians who dont show an aggressive willingness to wean themselves from the twin teats of Big Sugar and the economy aka the financial interests of people who make more money if they dont have to meet clean water standards. The politicians in question, led by Gov. Rick Scott, who received a $100,000 campaign contribution from sugar interests in June, recently promised our money to help fix the problem. Gov. Scott offered $130 million at press conferences last month for reservoirs and road raisings. But those are bandages, not fixes, from a leader who previously relaxed clean water standards in Florida and slashed both the state Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District, which protect water. And nowhere in the current crisis has Sen. Marco Rubio appeared. This is, after all, his home state, and the single biggest domestic issue facing a generation. So where is he?I dont know. But I do know that the senator is close enough to the Fanjuls to spend the night partying on their luxury boat in the Hamptons, on Long Island, with the likes of Rudolph Giulianni as Sen. Rubio reported himself in his 2012 autobiography, An American Son.And I do know that when Gov. Scott loosened clean water regulations and resisted a bid by the U.S. EPA to change that, Sen. Rubio championed his efforts, in 2011. I applaud Gov. Scotts efforts, he said. I will continue working with my colleagues in Washington to prevent this EPA power grab from ruining Floridas economy to accomplish the dual goals of a vibrant economy and a clean environment. Then just last April, Sen. Rubio signed a letter with 30 Republicans led by Louisianas David Vitter, that again resisted cleaner water proposals. If the EPA is allowed to move forward with this guidance, streams, lakes and wetlands in nearly all of our states are going to be overburdened with federal bureaucracy, they claimed. Apparently, Sen. Rubio has never looked at a stream, a lake or a wetland here. Otherwise, he might notice that they are already overburdened with both federal and state bureaucracies designed to support sugar and development interests. So what do we do? We start voting for somebody else. And what do the Fanjuls end up sacrificing?Well, not their 12,000 and 13,000 squarefoot homes on Palm Beach, or their boats in the Hamptons, or their 300 nights in Londons swank Claridges Hotel, at $7,000 per night or so (Jose Fanjul, according to a BBC documentary).No. But they might have to sacrifice their sense of themselves as more important than everybody else. a c i e O

PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 GUEST COMMENTARYWe must complete Everglades restoration OPINION BY RAY JUDAHSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe recent press conference held in Fort Myers by Gov. Rick Scott to announce a joint agreement between the state and the U.S. Department of Interior to fund the construction of 2.5 miles of bridging along the Tamiami Trail, to enhance water flow to the Everglades, was a wonderful example of the state and federal government continuing to work together on behalf of Everglades restoration. The bridging is a component of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), a state and federal initiative to use land already in public ownership to allow more water to be directed south to the central Everglades, Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. When completed, CEPP is expected to provide for the conveyance of approximately 220,000 acre feet of water south to the Everglades. An acre foot is essentially one foot of water covering an acre. Gov. Scott and the State Legislature now have a tremendous opportunity to finalize the most critical piece of the Everglades restoration puzzle by moving forward with exercising the states option, created several years ago, to purchase U.S. Sugar land holdings. The three-year option on 153,209 acres at $7,400 per acre expires in October. The state would still have an opportunity to acquire U.S. Sugar lands after October but, at a much higher price and having to compete with other potential buyers. To place things in perspective, CEPP is expected to cost approximately $2.6 billion and the entire comprehensive Everglades restoration efforts is expected to cost approximately $16 billion over 30 years. It is interesting to note that in 2005, the east and west releases from Lake Okeechobee amounted to 2.6 million acre feet. This totaled 855 billion gallons of turbid fresh water containing excess nutrients and other contaminants. The coastal estuaries on the west and east coast of South Florida sustained unprecedented damages to sea grass and fisheries and the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie were covered with toxic blue-green algae. Health department officials warned citizens not to touch the water. Threats of serious health problems were cited. River and estuary damages are certain to occur repeatedly under current drainage structures and practices. Restoration of the historic southern flow-way from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades is the most cost effective and efficient solution to alleviating the destruction of the rivers and east-west estuaries that were once acclaimed as the most bountiful in the nation. The purchase of U.S. Sugar lands is absolutely critical to re-create a flow way through the Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake Okeechobee to redirect the massive release of lake water that continues to cause adverse harm to coastal estuaries. Our extremely wet summer rainy season of 2013 is shaping up like 2005 and with CEPP, including the bridging, conveying only approximately 10 percent of lake water to the south, it is imperative that the state acquire additional lands for the necessary storage, treatment and conveyance of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. Gov. Scott should declare a state of emergency given the devastating economic and environmental impacts to the west and east coast communities of south Florida and schedule a special session with the legislature to investigate options to acquire the U.S. Sugar lands. Such action would help bring to an end decades of degradation to our rivers, coastal estuaries and Florida Everglades. Bond financing, BP oil spill disaster funds dedicated to Florida under the Restore Act, or the reprioritization of the South Florida Water Management Districts Capital Improvement Program would provide the necessary funds to enable the state to exercise the land purchase option. The final ingredient to getting the water right is the political will to complete the final phase of Everglades restoration. Ray Judah served as a Lee County Commissioner for 24 years. DOUG MACGREGOR / SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATIONRestoring natural water flow would reduce pollution throughout southern Florida. 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While were still in the throes of hurricane season, and with Labor Day just past, I am reminded of the Labor Day 1935 hurricane, The Storm of the Century.With 200-mph winds, this hurricane was the first Category 5 storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. It literally tore children from their mothers arms and left more than 400 people dead in hits wake. It also eluded the U.S. Weather Bureaus detection systems. Once it was determined that the storm was heading toward the Florida Keys on that fateful Sept. 2, 78 years ago, a call was made to send a train to Homestead from Miami so it could then travel south to evacuate the Works Progress Administration construction workers and their families who were living in ramshackle camps in Lower Matecumbe Key. Due to numerous miscommunications about the status of the train, it didnt depart Homestead until 5 p.m. The storm hit Islamorada at 8:24 p.m., and only the trains engine arrived there, its fire put out and cars scattered across the landscape by a 17-foot water surge.Fortunately, however, because it was the Labor Day weekend, many of the workers who had been posted to the lower keys had taken off for the weekend; otherwise, the death toll would certainly have been much higher. The official death toll reported on Lower Matecumbe Key was 423, with 164 civilians and 259 World War I veterans who were living in three federal rehabilitation camps. Every tree and building on the key was destroyed, along with the railroad that connected the Florida Keys to the mainland.Historical records describe bodies being recovered as far away as Cape Sable and Flamingo on the southwest tip of the Florida mainland. Rescue workers, including members of the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps, reported within days that corpses were swelling due to the intense heat. Public health officials ordered plain wooden coffins to hold the dead coffins that could be burned quickly to prevent any additional health hazards. Marco Island resident and author Elizabeth Perdichizzi shared with me a story told to her by the locals that she included in her book, A Girl Called Tommie, which goes like this:Sometime during the late 1930s, Marco Island pioneer and entrepreneur Tommie Barfield ran across an abandoned houseboat in the Florida Keys that had become partially grounded. Not wanting to see the boat deteriorate further, she believed that she could tow it back to her property on Goodland Point and make good use of it. Assisting her in this undertaking were J.H. Doxsee and eight other local pioneers.This houseboat has a delightful story behind it. Ms. Perdichizzi shared with me that the boat was commissioned in either 1901 or 1902 by the Danish government for use in the Caribbean. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took it over after the territory was acquired. Then, at some point along the way, a flat barge was added to the stern, making the vessel 125 feet long and 36 feet wide. Ms. Barfield learned that the houseboat had originally been used in the keys as a dormitory and cafeteria by Henry Flaglers crewmen working on the Overseas Highway, and that it had floundered in the 1935 Storm of the Century. She eventually gave the houseboat to her daughter, Elsie Vogstad, to turn into a hotel-inn to serve Goodland. What could be more appropriate for a fishing village than a restaurant-inn made out of a houseboat?When Elsies husband, Ken, returned from the Navy in 1945, he set about refurbishing the houseboat. It later became the Ship Ahoy Restaurant, which served mostly the local fisherman. According to Marco Islander Craig Woodward, the barge also had a bar that became a popular place for locals and for the many construction workers brought over from Miami by the Mackle Brothers in the 1960s and 0s to build seawalls, canals, houses and condos.Sadly, the bar is no longer there. The spot today is marked by docks with accompanying boats another sad chapter of our lost local history. Correction: Let the record show that it was the Marco Lodge, once the home to Marco Island founder W.T. Collier, that was spared from the wrecking ball and moved to Goodland in 1954. The Marco Hotel, which is todays Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn, remains standing on Marco Island. My Aug. 29 column had incorrect information. 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 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 239.261.5495 t h o re h h S s e I s b a f o e b 1 9 c UNDERCOVER HISTORIANA tale of Tommie and the houseboat she saved d M w W w r COLLIER COUNTY MUSEUM / COURTESY PHOTOThis photograph from the late-1930s of the Ship Ahoy houseboat and towing crew at Goodland Point shows Tommie Barfield third from left and J.H. Doxsee next to her on the back row.


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 IT WAS THE SAME OLD SUMMER THING, UNTIL suddenly it was as new as a shiny coin. The rain began to fall, and it kept falling. Then it rained some more (same old thing). Lake Okeechobee filled. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, eager to avoid a breached dike and a lot of dead people, opened the floodgates and released the polluted freshwater east and west down dredged and straightened rivers, to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico 24/7, for a solid month into late August (same old thing). Placed at risk: marine life forms, Realtors struggling to sell waterfront properties, and every man, woman and child serving tourists for a living (again, same old thing). But suddenly in the waning days of summer, the familiar became the novel. Politicians of every stripe arrived in the flesh: Gov. Rick Scott. Sen. Bill Nelson. U.S. Rep. Trey Radel. A handful of state congressional leaders. They showed an unprecedented interest in events north, east and west of Lake Okeechobee, including along the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. As September approached, they met with anxiety-ridden residents. And they promised money. That promise was the new silver dollar in the old quarter-roll of troubled waters that wash the southern half of the Florida peninsula. The pols didnt just promise money, either. They also demanded it, in the case of Gov. Scott, who repeatedly pointed to the federal government as the laggard in Everglades cleanup efforts. Right now, the federal government needs to stand up and do their job, he told reporters at a St. Lucie press conference, using a line of argument he repeated on the Indian River Lagoon and in Fort Myers. What they need to do is fund the project, fund the Corps, (and) the Corps will do their job if they have the money. So far, federal officials have failed to pay $1.6 billion promised to help Florida clean up the Everglades, he said. With that novel Scott administration position, water politics, suddenly, had become front-page news, along with the most diverse chorus of voices to weigh in on the subject in years. Politicians did not fare well in the eyes of many. From east to west, increasingly vocal critics of the status quo pointed fingers at elected leaders who ultimately control state and federal money for fixing the problems of environment and water. Those officials, they insisted Republican and Democrat alike have underestimated the sea of trouble now facing the Sunshine States greatly altered water system, a jimmied patch-up of flood-dodging, purity-compromising engineering grafted onto nature. That has to change, they said. You have to keep talking. You HAVE to keep talking. Politicians will say how happy they are to (hear) you theyre not, announced Maggy Hurchalla, a former Martin County politician and the sister of one-time U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. She addressed a crowd of water and business advocates gathered in Clewiston on the first day of September. Politicians will blame God, then theyll blame the Army Corps, and then theyll blame Washington. Look over there at that dike. There is not one single drop in it from Washington. We done did it to ourselves.What we done didIn Florida now, theres either too much water in the summer, or too little of it during disabling winter droughts. Its either polluted when it flows into and out of Lake Okeechobee, or its flowing the wrong direction out of the lake. Or both. The key thing to understand is that the Kissimmee influences Lake O., which influences the estuaries and the southern part of the system, says Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, Jacksonville district deputy commander for the Army Corps of Engineers. Fixing this will require tremendous resources. There are no short-term solutions to the problems. Its tough for me to talk about getting things done in decades, but thats the reality. The uses and obligations of water who gets how much, and how much users ought to pay to clean it up when they use it can create significant conflicts among special interest groups that might be better served by working together, many acknowledge. Barbara Miedema, vice president of the Florida Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of about 50 farms, put it this way: We have a saying: Water is for fighting, whiskey is for drinking. The difficulty comes in turning that truth upside down.The heavy imprint of cowsSince a 2006 Lloyds of London report citing Lake Okeechobee as the nations second most vulnerable site for hurricanes, the Herbert Hoover dike has been buttressed by 21 miles of Army Corps engineering between Belle Glade and Pahokee. In addition, 32 of its dangerously aging culverts are now being replaced, notes Lt. Col. Greco. Its stronger than it was a year or two years ago, (with measures) actively protecting communities around the dike, he says. But for many, thats too little cause for celebration in a tributary river and lake system where nearly a century of runoff nutrients from farming, mining and urban living have been poured, and southward flows altered significantly. Lake Okeechobees bottom, which was once commonly visible at any depth, isnt now. Theres a century worth of phosphorous banked in the sediment of the lake thats not going away anytime soon, explains John Cassani, a biologist and resource manager at Lee County Hyacinth Control on the west coast. A lot of that is urban contribution from Disney World south, but a lot of it is also agriculture. No matter what their viewpoint, most agree that the Kissimmee River basins cattle industry is one of the major problems in cleaning the Everglades for hundreds of miles to the south. Thats where a lot of the nutrient pollution comes from, right up there, says Clewiston Mayor Phillip Roland. As a boy, he could see the bottom of the lake in 15 or 20 feet of water wherever he was, he recalls. Now, at 74, he cant see it anywhere he is. About 550,000 beef and dairy cattle live along the Kissimmee River and Fisheating Creek at any one time, the state Department of Agriculture estimates. Each cow can produce roughly 65 pounds of manure per day. Unfortunately, acknowledge the experts, much of that waste will reach the lake as nutrient pollution. Following overwhelming rains of about 100 inches in the wet season of 1947, and after years of planning, the Army Corps straightened the meandering Kissimmee over a 100-mile stretch in the 1960s. Engineers reduced the river to a canal that worked like a big hose, stretching about 50 miles long, 200 feet wide and 30 feet deep. Water that once required six months to filter through natural wetlands from Orlandos southside lake system to Lake Okeechobee now takes about two days, says Mark Perry, executive director of the Florida Oceanographic Society. Unfiltered, that water injects huge amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous into Lake Okeechobee. Every drop of it, eventually, becomes part of an allpoints waterscape stirred daily into the Florida cocktail of geography, culture and economics. John Poggi, president of West Palm Beach-based EcoAdvisors, characterized the problem this way: The northern Everglades from Orlando down to Lake O. has been a forgotten child. Its a major source of this phosphorous and nitrogen pollution that help cause the algae blooms. Its regional and development runoff, and it includes agricultural runoff. The lake is like a big bowl. On the bottom of that lake its probably six to eight inches thick over 730 square miles. Thats called legacy phosphorous.Holding catastrophe at bayWherever it comes from, much of the nutrient pollution eventually flows down the rivers east and west. Residents near the rivers contribute to the problem, too, by using lawn fertilizer and aging septic systems 30,000 on the St. Lucie side in Martin County, and more than 100,000 on the Caloosahatchee side through Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties, records show ( is one source). Seepage from those tanks gets into the river or groundwater systems that reach the river, is back-pumped into the Lake, or ultimately flows into the bays. In addition, there are too few high-tech sewage treatment plants, the kind that filter out not just floating things, but many chemical pollutants, too, experts say. The entire effort to hold catastrophe at bay or improve a fresh-to-saltwater system that once was as pure as anything in the world is so complicated it almost defies a single description. A map of ongoing or planned projects from Polk and St. Lucie counties south through Palm Beach, Collier, Broward, and into the Keys shows more than 60. But the basic principles of restoration in the Everglades remain consistently simple. The water-quality problems of pollution and its algae offspring, and the water-quantity problems supplying clean freshwater at the right times to support estuaries WATER RESCUEPOLLUTED ESTUARIES, TREACHEROUS RAINFALL, AN AGING DIKE AND POLITICAL POSTURING OUR STATE IS IN NEED OF A ...BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATIONAbove: Water from Lake Okeechobee mixes with gulf waters off Sanibel. As the toxic brew of the lakes freshwater flooded into the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, Floridians began to protest in growing numbers (left). COURTESY PHOTO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A9 and healthy bays with productive levels of salinity and light are discordant themes in a whole symphony now badly out of tune, observers acknowledge. Once water gets into the lake, were at the mercy of the system we have. The more we can keep out of the lake the better off we are, explains Rick Barber, a Naples-based engineer and career water manager appointed recently by Gov. Scott to the governing board of the 16-county South Florida Water Management District. But the water system weve created doesnt have to be the one we continue to live with. If its going to go south its got to get cleaned up. Can we even do that? asks Mr. Poggi, the environmental consultant. Yes, we can. The only reason we cant or wont, will be funding. And ultimately its politicians who decide if that funding will be there.Southward, or not?Sending more water southward, and less east and west during the typical summer season of 55to 65-inch rainfalls, may be the key not only to the future of this water world itself, but to the culture and economies built on it, many insist. Once upon a time, the southern Everglades and ultimately Florida Bay inherited almost all the water from the northern Everglades in a nearly imperceptible flow of a few miles per month. Now, says Mr. Perry, the Everglades gets only 13 percent of the water not enough to maintain the proper levels of salinity in Florida Bay. Agriculture, including sugar-producing companies that use 480,000 of the 700,000 acres in the government-protected Everglades Agricultural Area mostly south of the lake, gets 23 percent. And the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee river systems get the rest, but in amounts that are often too much, or too little 20 percent in the case of the St. Lucie, and more than twice that much, 44 percent, in the case of the Caloosahatchee. But southward storage or filtering does not appeal to those who control much of the land below the lake. Sugar growers, with their heavy fertilizer regimens and license to back-pump dirty water, maintain that they have been able to reduce the amount of phosphorus they create by 50 percent in recent years. Backpumping into the lake we get criticized for it, but it only occurs under extreme flooding conditions, says Ms. Miedema of the Sugar Growers Exchange. The South Florida Water Management District cant move polluted water out to tide, so they have to put it back into the lake to prevent communities from flooding. And they havent done that for months. As for storage, she argues, that should be done either on the north side of the lake in cow country, or in the lake itself, with a better dike but not on sugar lands. Rather than using (our) farmland, storage north of the lake gives you a bigger bang for your buck. And for the time being, she adds, Fix the levee around the lake. Thats the best place to store water.Where the pollution comes fromDebates about water use and storage aside, no one disputes this fact: The users, all of them together, create immense amounts of pollution. In the Caloosahatchee system, for example, 18 to 27 percent of nutrients come from Lake Okeechobee. Roughly the same amounts enter the system from submarine groundwater inputs, according to a study produced by marine biology Professor Ai Ning Loh and other researchers at Florida Gulf Coast University. The remaining nutrients come from the local watershed, especially east of the Franklin Locks. As a result, the researchers concluded, the best approach to reduce nutrient inputs would be fertilizer ordinances, stormwater treatment areas, required septic system inspections, and so on. Some have taken action. Residents of Sanibel Island anted up a huge sum to keep their oceanfront and bay waters attractive to visitors, who will provide even greater streams of revenue, they hope. Theres a reason Sanibel spent $71 million on (sewage treatment) it was not to have septic poured into the water, explains Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane. Unfortunately, however, the charming and upscale barrier island lies at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, which is not charming and upscale. During the month-long flood of dirty-coffee water released downstream to protect Lake Okeechobees dike, salinity levels dropped to zero at various points in the naturally brackish estuary. The average flow through the Franklin Locks in Lee County for 30 days, from July 21 to Aug. 19, was 9,800 cubic feet per second 3.5 times higher than the harm threshold, according to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. That will have long-term effects, but it also had a shortterm effect: The release caused 100 percent mortality of intertidal juvenile oysters at two sites, reported Rae Ann Wessel, the foundations policy director. Low salt or none is only the short-term problem on the Caloosahatchee or the St. Lucie, however. So far this year alone, about a million pounds of nitrogen and 600,000 pounds of phosphorous have been released down the St. Lucie River and probably more than twice that down the Caloosahatchee, Mr. Perry said. Cleaning this water, and directing it in appropriate quantities to the right environments, is now the challenge.Inter-connected-nessUltimately, the system works like this: When somebody flushes a toilet in the clubhouse of Disneys Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, 10 minutes from the main gate at Disney World near the headwaters of the Kissimmee River and the 28-year-old Chemline water-treatment plant there, that four-gallon injection will ultimately affect Florida Bay more than 200 miles distant. That happens even if the treated molecules of a flushed urban toilet, comingling with nutrient-rich waters from the lower Kissimmee basin, are held in Lake Okeechobee and then released in freshwater floods east or west down the St. Lucie or Caloosahatchee Rivers. There, they join runoff: the massive runoff from farms, tens of thousands of leeching septic tanks, each town and city, and every sewer treatment plant designed to take out some but not all the pollutants in the effluvium. When freshwater that once flowed southward reaches Stuart on the east, an ocean-front town bricked into the Atlantic mouth of the St. Lucie, or Sanibel Island on the west, wedged into Charlotte Harbor on the Gulf of Mexico, it cant refresh the southern Everglades and Florida Bay. Never mind that 90 percent of the wild fowl populating this water world in 1900 is now gone; Florida Bay has grown so salty without its traditional injections of naturally filtered freshwater that its marine populations might be unrecoverable to their original state. Especially if politicians dont behave much differently than they have in recent decades. Its a resilient system, notes Professor Aswani Volety, a marine biologist and chair of the Department of Arts & Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University shortly before adding the but. But theres no silver bullet. The problem is not a localized problem. Four things become apparent to nearly every opinionater weighing in on the water issue: One, the problem is likely to be solved only incrementally by a confluence of small fixes, unless lake water can be released in large measure to the south. Two, it will take a great deal of money either way. Three, elected officials are the ones who determine whether that money will be spent, or not, repairing the Everglades system enough so that tourism, real estate and agriculture all can live comfortably in the region. And four, everybody is going to have to sacrifice something, from environmentalists to farmers. As Wayne Daltry, a retired planner and now president of Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association/Riverwatch, put it in a letter to elected officials recently, adversity is to be shared. He was encouraging them to support a measure calling for the Army Corps to provide more water down the estuaries in the dry season. Even drawing down Lake Okeechobee six inches would invigorate marine wildlife in and near the gulf, and allow the Army Corps to store more water in the wet season at no cost than the entire, $500 million C-43 reservoir, with its 170,000 acre feet of planned storage, could hold upriver in Hendry County when and if it is ever built. (Congress has failed to release any stream of money for the project, so far.) That, in turn, would help water managers avoid the flooding of those estuaries, killing flora and fauna, Mr. Daltry pointed out. The C-43 reservoir on the west, and the now green-lighted C-44 on the east side of the lake, with its planned 50,600 acre feet of storage, represent the two most critical projects in the engineering plan of the South Florida Water Management District and Army Corps, many insist. If there is good news, it might be this, suggests Professor Volety. For about 15 years, things have been status quo. It hasnt really gotten worse. And this is a resilient system. It can come back. It will have to if the natural and social economics of Florida are to remain robust. What theyre saying>> Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, Army Corps of Engineers: We have four projects that we could pull off the shelf and pursue, while were waiting for congressional authorizations on others. C-43 (in Hendry County), xing the Biscayne Bay coastal wetlands, the C-111 spreader canal (in Broward County), and the Broward County water preserve area. And heres a wish list in no particular order: Herbert Hoover Dike rehab, pursue the Central Everglades Planning Project (the rst of two public review periods began last week, at www.evergladesplan. org). That means 200,000 acre feet will be sent south. During times like this, it will not solve the problem of releases to estuaries but it will help. It will shave days and weeks of discharges off (the current pattern during heavy rain). Third: We need to complete current projects. The Tamiami Trail bridges. The Picayune Strand, the C-44 reservoir on the east side of the lake. >> Professor Aswani Volety, professor of marine science at Florida Gulf Coast University: We know what the problem is and the x is easy: the realistic answer is, best practices. All the things that affect the water the salt, the sediment runoff, the color, the nutrients when you let water out of Okeechobee, youre letting out the nutrients. So what can the different interests do in the name of best practices? Agriculture: think retention ponds. Residential non-point sources: Watch how much and when youre applying fertilizer. Get off your septics and get on your sewers. Wastewater treatment plants: put them all online, and upgrade them. And the C-43 and C-44 reservoirs should go forward immediately. >> Barbara Miedema, vice president of the Florida Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative: Rather that using farmland (east or south of the lake for major water retention), storage north of lake gives you a bigger bang for your buck. Having consensus in terms of what needs to get done thats dif cult. Weve been trying to do that. I was one of most vocal champions of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. I walked the halls of Congress with members of Audubon to retro t the central and south Florida ood control project. What I think can be done now to help? Fix the levee around the lake. Thats the best place to conserve water in the lake. >> Wayne Daltry, president of Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association/Riverwatch: Look at the Tamiami Trail in Miami, look at Lake Okeechobee, look in between. The trail raising doesnt help us until everything in between is connected, and MORE is added. The additional water going under the bridge has to be clean, the water in the lake isnt clean, the works in between are already full, more needs to be done to clean more water for us to be helped. And all this is designed for years that are less wet than this year. Once the systems overload, they collapse (they ood). Heres what can be done now: Ask for more exibility in managing the lake to allow for supplies to come to the river in the dry season even when the lake threatens to go below 12.5 feet. Achieving an additional six inches of discharge in the six-month dry season for environmental or economic purposes provides room for an additional storage in the wet season of over 200,000 acre feet more than the C-43 reservoir is intended to provide at 170,000 acre feet. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYFGCU marine biology professors Ai Ning Loh and Mike Parsons recommend fertilizer ordinances, septic inspections and stormwater treatment areas.

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 What theyre saying>> John Cassani, Lee County Hyacinth Control: Sugar is backpumping nasty water into the lake at the same time (the Army Corps) is sending oodwaters east and west. Its not a lot, but it sends an awful message. And they have been doing that for a lot of years in the name of ood control for farms. So thats adding to both excess volume and excess pollution. The fundamental process of how our government works is a weak spot. Lobbyists are good at getting bene ts for the in uential few, and it doesnt work for the public good. Its the underlying aw of how democracy works. Yes, those interests should be represented but not at a large cost to others. >> Phillip Roland, mayor of Clewiston: Until they x the drain system the ow from the top until they can throttle that water down and make it take longer to get into the Lake, theyre not going to x this whole damn system. The Kissimmee is the big hoo-ha in this whole thing, and the restoration area, the thing everybody talks about, is only 13 miles long. But the Kissimmee valley is 80 miles or so. You can live with Indian Prairie and Harney Pond. But not with the Kissimmee the way it is. >> John Poggi, president of Eco-Advisers: Heres my wish list. Number one: address the phosphorous issue at its source, so regulate agricultural discharges and development along the length of the Kissimmee Valley. Two, well have to start treating whats coming out of Lake Okeechobee well have to build ltering marshes and reservoirs to store and treat water. Then well be able to send it south as an alternative to discharging it into estuaries as it was originally done. And well be able to send it down into Florida Bay. The salinity levels in Florida Bay are unbelievably high because no fresh water gets dumped in there. Of course, once we have an alternative route for water to be discharged from the lake, cleaned up and sent south, well continue to have issues with the estuaries. >> State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Dist. 30): When I started hearing criticism (of the governors plans) I knew we were going to have to work to dispel it. That comes through a multi-pronged advocacy of mayors, commissioners, local government. All options should be on the table. To solve it, it will take all of us. So the best option is for folks to be willing to be a part of the solution. >> Rick Barber, SFWMD governing board and a civil engineer: As a water manager, I can tell you that usually when you try to x a system, you start downstream and work upstream. These are conveyance issues not storage issues. If you x conveyance upstream, somebody downstream is going to get ooded. Starting at the Tamiami Trail (by raising it), it allows water conservation areas to the north to function better. So xing the Trail is good, but all these xes have to work together. Look at the Caloosahatchee basin itself, at all the farming between Fort Myers and Moore Haven. Now, I like to eat. And those farmers are doing the best they can. Can they do more? Yeah, they can do more on-site retention. They can hold their own water. >> Kevin Ruane, mayor of Sanibel: We have to hold more water in the lake. I understand the priority of public safety. In life we manage risks. The Army Corps needs to manage the risk of the dike. We need to be able to send water to the canals around the dike, and down to the south. If you increase a little more water in the lake, and send more water down the canals, you have a short-term solution. The most encouraging thing is that everybody is on this issue, now. TO CLEAN UP AND BETTER MANAGE WATER COMING INTO and flowing out of Lake Okeechobee, a great deal more will have to be stored outside the lake, experts say both in reservoirs, and on southern lands where it once flowed naturally. A significant portion of those lands, 700,000 acres called the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), is now owned by farm corporations. Together, they grow 480,000 acres of sugar cane there. The EAA is a government gift to agriculture that includes 15 major canals and 25 water control structures managed by the South Florida Water Management District. The sugar companies use water channeled their way efficiently, they say back-pumping small amounts of it into the lake when necessary and cleaning the rest according to EPA standards before releasing it into canals flowing southward. But sugar companies have resisted storing additional water on their lands for many years, while insisting on significant amounts of water for irrigation in season. U.S. Sugar alone, with 1,700 employees, takes in an average of $604 million in profits annually, according to the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Its strategy for maintaining this status quo, say critics, includes significant campaign contributions to the states current political leaders in both parties. The relationship between so-called Big Sugar the Fanjul Corp. and the U.S. Sugar Corp., in particular and very powerful politicians, appears to be intimate. Sen. Marco Rubio, writing in his autobiography, An American Son, recalled the following meeting with the Fanjul family, owners of Florida Crystals, Domino Sugar and others. The passage was later quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The Fanjuls suggested I spend Labor Day weekend in the Hamptons, where many of their friends and major Republican donors would spend the holiday. Jeanette and I stayed in Mark Gersons guesthouse. On Sunday night, Pepe and Emilia Fanjul hosted a dinner for us on their boat, and they invited former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Rudy stayed for the entire dinner, and afterward we talked about my campaign. He wasnt ready to endorse me yet, but he was intrigued. There was no love lost between Rudy and Charlie Crist. Mr. Crist, Floridas former Republican governor, had championed an effort to buy U.S. Sugar lands en masse at market rates with federal and state money, and solve the problem of Everglades restoration once and for all with a southern flow-way. It failed, although Florida managed to buy 26,800 acres for $197 million. Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Rubio and others campaigned against the plan in 2010, and a three-year option to acquire 153,200 acres of sugar land for about $ 1.1 billion expires next month. But the problem still has to be fixed thats what everybody is now insisting, both Republican and Democrat. I reached out to Congress with this, I reached out to (U.S. Rep.) Trey Radel and (State Sen.) Lizbeth Benacquisto. I said, You need to fix this,says Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane. Tourism in Lee and Collier counties alone is a $4.4 billion industry. It provides 85,000 jobs. But not if the water is bad. Meanwhile, in one of the ironies of public life, Gov. Scott, who has long criticized federal participation and federal spending in Florida, went on the stump recently to demand help from the feds. He noted insistently that the federal government has failed to kick in $1.6 billion its officials promised to pay as the federal share of Everglades cleanup. And that isnt all they should pay, according to Gov. Scott. Theyll need to meet the state halfway in a number of projects, including the new road raising on the Tamiami Trail in southeastern Collier County planned as 2.6 miles of elevated highway costing $180 million, to be split half-and-half by the state and the federal government. The project will allow water to resume its traditional flow from north to south and out through the southern Everglades to Florida Bay. At the same time, and supported by many state legislators, in his first term the governor has eviscerated the states Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District, along with state water quality standards, which are now significantly more lax than they were in 2010. The Water Management District budget alone, about $1.5 billion in 2010, came in at $567.3 million in the current fiscal year, profoundly inhibiting the ability of officials to monitor compliance with clean water rules, to study permit applications, and to do research, many said. Administration officials argue the system is now leaner and more efficient. And in the last six weeks, from the Indian River Lagoon, to Stuart and the St. Lucie Lock, to Fort Myers and the Franklin Lock, elected leaders, including Gov. Scott, have made appearances before disgruntled or anxious crowds, announcing money injections into a system designed to control water. That comes on the heels of larger struggling efforts by officials to advance the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, reconfigured in 2000 from a decades-old plan as a nearly 70-part, 30-year strategy to save the Everglades. But the CERP, as they call it, was judged to have made little progress by the National Research Council last year. Nevertheless, this is the most progress Ive seen in a long time that the legislature is willing to take up the issues in a meaningful way, to reform existing policies, says John Cassani, a biologist and water official in Lee County. Thats big. What the outcome ends up being is still a question. For example, the governor has now promised a $40 million state boost to help build a reservoir on the St. Lucie River, along with the $90 million boost to help raise the Tamiami Trail. But will the feds do their share? Some who toured with the governor last month are the feds. (Thats) where I come in, announced U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, standing next to Gov. Scott at a Fort Myers meeting overlooking the Caloosahatchee. Ill work to make sure the federal government keeps the promises it made years and years ago (to pay for half of the Everglades restoration). A healthy environment means a healthy economy, means jobs for all of us. Working a small crowd beside other legislators, all within a few feet of the governor, was a smiling State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto. Could she help secure more money for key water projects in her District 30? Were working on it, she said. Meanwhile, proposals either to buy the U.S. Sugar land necessary to filter water south of Lake Okeechobee, or require the agricultural companies to store more water on their lands have not received any attention from Gov. Scott. At a St. Lucie County news conference, reporters asked Gov. Scott how he could objectively consider such options as acquiring U.S. Sugar if he continued to accept campaign contributions from the sugar industry. So far, hes received $375,000, records show, including a $100,000 donation in June, as summer rains began to fall. Look, what Im focused on is today. Were going to make sure we do the right thing for this community, he replied. Were going to put the additional $40 million in to deal with the storm treatment area. Today, every one of us needs to call the federal government and say, Do your job. Fund these projects. Allow the Corps of Engineers the funding so they can do the right thing. POLITICS AND WATER POLICY INTERSECTBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ ROGER WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYGov. Rick Scott, above, and State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, left, hold a press conference in Fort Myers.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A11 SOLUTIONSBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYDamage from the 1928 hurricane aftermath that caused Lake Okeechobee to overflow, killing thousands. A similar flood could happen again. THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME: FLOOD RISK HIGH FOR LAKE OKEECHOBEE PHILLIP ROLAND SLEPT LITTLE ON THE LAST NIGHT OF AUGUST at his home in Clewiston, a town hunkered beneath Lake Okeechobees Herbert Hoover dike. Instead, he lay awake sweating it. Thats typical now as this months 85th anniversary of the second most deadly hurricane ever to hit American shores comes and goes. I just want to get to Thanksgiving so I wont have to worry about this every night, he said. As he enters the most dangerous season on the calendar, Mr. Roland, who serves as mayor here where he was born and raised, worries about two problems. First, he mistrusts the 30-foot-high dike, stretching 143 miles and spiked intermittently with many culverts. The dike holds back 730 square miles of water just outside his door, but thats not the problem. The problem is more vivid. The Herbert Hoover dike has a 40 percent chance of structural failure if the lake level reaches 17 feet, engineers have told him. In August, after a month of the heaviest rains in recent years, the lake reached 16.3 feet. Water kept rising at more than twice the rate engineers could discharge it into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The other worry the mayor has is even worse, he says: a hurricane coming out of the east with its counterclockwise spin could have deadly consequences. Look, this is a once-in-50-year event, this rainfall weve had this summer, he said. But if a hurricane comes out of the Atlantic and across the lake and about 90 percent of the worst storms weve ever had come in September or October this could become a once-in-a-hundred-year event. And Id have to order a mandatory evacuation. Consequently, he just hopes to reach Thanksgiving without having to discover that were living in an answer year, rather than a question year. There are years that ask questions and years that answer, wrote Zora Neale Hurston in her celebrated novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. The book configures race, love and life during the Okeechobee hurricane that killed thousands living in the shadow of the Big Water, as the Seminole Indians called the lake, tagging it forever with their word, Okeechobee. Lloyds of London, which had to pay out $3.4 billion after Hurricane Katrina, looked at that Okeechobee answer year in a more practical way. Its 22-page study, from 2006, pointed out that Okeechobee is ranked second by the International Hurricane Research Center in a list of the most vulnerable U.S. mainland areas to hurricanes. It concluded that if the dike collapses, 40,000 residents living near the Lake will be in serious danger, and five million residents living in three counties to the southeast of the Lake would be deeply affected, with economic losses likely to run to the tens of billions of dollars. The furious storm that altered everything Floridians knew about water began on Sunday evening, Sept. 16, 1928, just after 6 p.m. It came off the Atlantic and slammed into Palm Beach County between Jupiter and Boca Raton, bringing a storm surge of 10 feet and waves likely as high as 20 feet before reaching the lake and overwhelming it, observers reported. In such lakeside towns as Belle Glade, Clewiston and South Bay, water reached heights of seven to 11 feet a roiling, killer torrent that swept out of the darkness into a region inhabited by about 50,000 residents, many of them living without electricity or radios. By dawn thousands were dead. The bodies of many were lost forever. The exact number who perished in the Okeechobee storm can never be ascertained, wrote Lawrence Will, a witness to the storm, in his book Okeechobee Hurricane. Probably three-fourths or more of the casualties were Negroes who had come from the Bahama Islands many were carried by the flood far into the sawgrass wastes. After that storm, everything about water changed in the southern half of the peninsula, including the construction of the Herbert Hoover dike, which took more than 30 years to complete. Now, insists Mayor Roland, the fix needs to come in before, not after the next hurricane strikes. Because one thing is sure, he says. Its going to happen again, sometime. Lake Hicpochee Lake Hicpochee NG U L F O F M E X I C O L A K E O K E E C H O B E EDESOTO HARDEE MANATEE SARASOTA INDIAN RIVER CHARLOTTEEVERGLADES NATIONAL PARKPOLK NAPLES FORT MYERS MIAMI FORT LAUDERDALE WEST PALM BEACH STUART FORT PIERCE OKEECHOBEE HIGHLANDS GLADES HENDRY ST LUCIE LEE COLLIER MIAMI-DADE BROWARD IRL-C-25 RESERVOIR IRL-C-23/24 STORMWATER TREATMENT AREA IRL-C-23/24 SOUTH RESERVOIR IRL-CYPRESS CREEK/ TRAIL RIDGE COMPLEX NATURAL STORAGE AND WATER QUALITY AREA TAYLOR CREEK/ NUBBIN SLOUGH WATER STORAGE & TREATMENT AREA IRL-C-44 WEST STA PAL-MAR &J.W.CORBETT WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA HYDROPATTERN RESTORATION L-8 RESERVOIR & ASR C-51 BACKPUMPING & TREATMENT C-17 BACKPUMPING & TREATMENT LAKES PARK RESTORATION (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) SOUTHERN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HYDROLOGIC RESTORATION HENDERSON CREEK/BELLE MEADE RESTORATION (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) SEMINOLE TRIBE BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION WATER CONSERVATION PLAN (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) MICCOSUKEE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN WINSBERG FARM WETLAND RESTORATION (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) PBC AGRICULTURAL RESERVE RESERVOIR & ASR STRAZZULLA WETLANDS SITE 1 IMPOUNDMENT & HILLSBORO ASR PILOT BC WPA-C-11 IMPOUNDMENT WCA 2B flows to CENTRAL LAKEBELT STORAGE AREA BC WPA-WCA 3A/3B SEEPAGE MANAGEMENT NORTH LAKEBELT STORAGE AREA CENTRAL LAKEBELT STORAGE AREA DADE-BROWARD LEVEE & CANAL BIRD DRIVE RECHARGE AREA S-356 STRUCTURES L-31N SEEPAGE MANAGEMENT PILOT RESTORATION OF PINELAND& HARDWOOD HAMMOCKS IN C-111 BASIN (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) C-111 SPREADER CANAL BISCAYNE BAY COASTAL WETLANDS FLORIDA KEYS TIDAL RESTORATION LAKE WORTH LAGOON RESTORATION C-51 REGIONAL GROUNDWATER ASR LAKE OKEECHOBEE ASR LAKE OKEECHOBEE ASR MODIFY HOLEY LAND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA OPERATION PLAN MODIFY ROTTENBERGER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA OPERATION PLAN WCA 2B flows to CENTRAL LAKEBELT STORAGE AREA IRLC-44 EAST STA LAKEBELT INGROUND TECH. PILOT BC WPA-C-9 IMPOUNDMENT TAMIAMI TRAIL CULVERTS TEN MILE CREEK WATER PRESERVE AREA TAYLOR CREEK STA IRL-C-25 STORMWATER TREATMENT AREA C-43 BASIN STORAGE RESERVOIR Part 1 & C-43 BASIN ASR Part 2 CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER ASR PILOT LAKE OKEECHOBEE ASR PILOT LAKE OKEECHOBEE ASR PILOT WESTERN C-4 STRUCTURE WEST MIAMI-DADE REUSE (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) BROWARD COUNTY SECONDARY CANAL SYSTEM IRLNORTH FORK FLOODPLAIN RESTORATION LAKE TRAFFORD RESTORATION ACME BASIN B DISCHARGE IRL-PALMAR COMPLEX NATURAL STORAGE & WATER QUALITY AREA IRLALLAPATTAH COMPLEX NATURAL STORAGE AND WATER QUALITY AREA SOUTHERN CREW IMPERIAL RIVER FLOW-WAY EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA STORAGE RESERVOIR-Phase I EASTERN C-4 STRUCTURE WCA 3 Decomp & Sheetflow Enhancement Part 1 (S-351) Flow to NW & CENTRAL WCA 3 IRL-SOUTHFORK NATURAL STORAGE & WATER QUALITY AREA LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE INTERNAL CANAL STRUCTURES EAA STA Compartment B EAA STA Compartment C EAA RESERVOIR L-21 Bolles Canal C-43 WEST RESERVOIR SOUTHERN GOLDEN GATES ESTATES (Picayune Strand) RESTORATION C-111 SPREADER CANAL WPAC-11 Impoundment WPA-Site 1 Impoundment C-44 RESERVOIR/STA WPAAcme Basin B Discharge WPA3A/3B Seepage Management EAA RESERVOIR L-16 Cross Canal NUBBIN SLOUGH STA WCA 3 Decomp & Sheetflow Enhancement Part 1Sta 5 Sta 3 & 4 Sta 2 Sta 1W Sta 1E Sta 6 LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE INTERNAL CANAL STRUCTURES LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE INTERNAL CANAL STRUCTURES WPAC-9 Impoundment EAA RESERVOIR PHASE I IRL-C-23/24 NORTH RESERVOIRMARTIN PALM BEACHFor detailed information on Everglades Restoration projects, please go to and L-30 CANAL UPGRADE WCA 3 Decomp & Sheetflow Enhancement Part 1 WESTERN C-11 WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENTMONROE BISCAYNE BAY COASTAL WETLANDS PHASE I SOUTH MIAMI-DADE REUSE (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) WASTEWATER REUSE TECHNOLOGY PILOT LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATERSHED LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATERSHED CERP PROJECT AREAS CRITICAL RESTORATION PROJECT AREAS CERP CONCEPTUAL PLANNING AREAS EXPEDITED PROJECTS **Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan LAKESIDE RANCH/STA BRADY RANCH/STA IRLC-44 RESERVOIR D E D S E E O T T O O T T T H H A A H H H R R A A A D D R R R E E D D D E E E E E M A M M N A A A N N T E T T E E E C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area will help prevent releases from Lake O. from overwhelming the St. Lucie River system. Gov. Scott recently pledged $40 million to the project. S R S A S S R A A A R R S O T A T T C H C C A H H R A A L R R O T T T T E T T C 4 3 B A S I N S T O R A G E R E S P a r t 1 & C 4 3 B A S I N A S L A K E O K E E C H O B E E W A W T E R S H E D C-43 Reservoir will help divert freshwater releases from Lake O into the Caloosahatchee River. Funding remains stalled in Congress. F F o o r r d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n o o n n E v e r g l a d e s R e s t o r a t i o n p r o j o e c t s p l e a s e g o t o e v e r g l a d e s p l a n o r g a a n n d d e e v v e e r r g g l l a a d d e e s s n n o o w w o o r r g g Kissimmee River Restoration Restores 27,000 acres, more than 13 miles of the 80-mile basin, to help clean water. O F F M E X X I C O Tamiami Trail Culverts and Bridges Gov. Scott recently pledged $90 million for a 2.6mile bridge to improve natural water flow. This map shows more than 60 pieces of the ambitious Everglades Restoration Plan adopted by Congress in 2000, along with other government efforts to restore natural waterflow. Most phases are not currently funded. Completely implementing the plan will help restore natural water flows and increase water quality throughout southern Florida. Former Gov. Charlie Crist negotiated a deal in 2008 to purchase 180,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee to help filter water and clean the Everglades. Although the state bought 26,800 acres for $197 million, a threeyear option for the rest of the land 153,200 acres expires next month. The Army Corps of Engineers has spent more than $400 million replacing and removing culverts. The project will strengthen the aging dike and help prevent catastrophic flooding. EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA PURCHASE FIXING THE HERBERT HOOVER DIKE Get involvedThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting to discuss the draft report for the Central Everglades Planning Project and give the public an opportunity to comment and ask questions. >> When: 6:30 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 >> Location: South Florida Water Management District, 2301 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers >> For more information:

PAGE 12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 and an evening blues bash and barbecue. Were hoping people will go to both and make a day of it, says Vicky Tracy, organizer of the Naples Bay Blues Bash, which benefits a different nonprofit each year. She had decided long before Labor Day to dedicate the third annual bash to the Y. Who knew how fortuitous that would be? Its the one thing in our community that has services for everyone, Ms. Tracy says about the Y, adding that before the fire, We took the Y for granted. The Sept. 2 fire destroyed the gymnasium, exercise room and adjoining rooms including lockers and offices, but spared the western part of the building at 5450 YMCA Road. The Gaynor Child Care Center and tennis complex on the same site were not affected and remain open for members use. Alternate locations have been secured for fitness, swimming and group exercise programs at the Greater Family Marco YMCA, Bonita Springs YMCA, NCH Wellness Centers, North Collier Regional Park, Golden Gate Aquatic and Fitness Complex, and Norris Aquatics Center. All swim lessons are behind held at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon. For the latest news about recovery efforts, services available and ways to help out, visit and Additional information can be found by texting @yinfo to (786) 7667440. YMCAFrom page 1 >> Respond, Rebuild, Rejoice 5K walk and run: Sign-in begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and the walk/run goes on from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Road. Every participant must register by e-mailing NaplesYRebuildRun@gmail. com (if there are ve people in a family, for example, send ve e-mails). For more information, call 450-0617. >> The third annual Naples Bay Blues Bash: All-you-can-eat barbecue plus live entertainment, a 50/50 raf e and live auction from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Jacks River Bar. Music by Front Page News, The Chopper Band, Dieters Blues Machine and a surprise up-and-coming artist. General admission $10; VIP admission $20. For advance tickets or more information, call 213-1441. >> First National Bank of the Gulf Coast Relief Fund: Donations can be made at any First National Bank of the Gulf Coast location in Naples and on Marco Island. For information, call 348-8000 or 649-6000. >>The Community Foundation of Collier County Relief Fund: Current fund holders can download a donor form and mail with a check to the foundation at 2400 Tamiami Trail, Suite 300, Naples, FL 34103. Donations are also being accepted and through PayPal. The website is For more information, visit the website or call 649-5000. KALI HORTON / COURTESY PHOTOPaul Thein, YMCA president; Eileen Connelly-Keesler, CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County; and Guy Blanchette, cha ir of the Y board of directors, stand amid the ruins of the main YMCA building off Pine Ridge Road. WOW!!!NEW PATIENT SPECIALPatient Consultation, Exam, Cleaning and Necessary X-Rays D0110, D0150, D0274PLUS FREE TEETH WHITENING$431 Value, You Save $338!ALL FOR $97.00 NOT VALID WITH THE PRESENCE OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE.MUST CALL BY 9/19/2013 FREE CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE FOR BRACES CROWNS DENTAL IMPLANTS WHITENING EXTRACTIONS BRIDGES VENEERSCall 239-300-9693 & set an appointment (239) 300-9693 Located in the French Quarter MEET DR. GARY GORDON Dr. Gary Gordon BRACES TECHNOLOGY THAT IS DESIGNED FOR BOTH ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS! HALF THE VISITS AND HALF THE COST! TYPICAL TREATMENT COMPLETED IN 3 TO 9 MONTHS.CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION!


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 A15 Periodontal FACTPeriodontal Disease may be a contributing factor to: gum periodontal disease periodontal diseaseDr. Bradley Piotrowski, D.D.S., M.S.D.BOARD CERTIFIED PERIODONTIST Hurry offer expires 9/30/13 3 Convenient Locations North, Central and East Naples ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS: 1) Walking on hard surfaces causes a sharp, stabbing pain2) Walking differently to avoid putting pressure on the heel causing hip and back pain 3) Constantly wasting money on custom store bought insoles 4) Wearing higher and higher heels to avoid pain 5) Constant ache in the Achilles tendon; collapsing arches. 6) Previous foot/ankle surgery not healing correctly 6 DANGERS WITH FOOT/ANKLE PAIN (239) 430-3668 DR. LAM FACFAS, DABPS DR. FAHIM DPM, AACFAS DR. TIMM AACFAS, DABLES DR. ADARVE DPM If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, Call now (239) 430-3668. NON P RO F I T NEWS The Immokalee Foundation created a special summer for local students who learned, grew and advanced by visiting college campuses, participating in team-building activities, attending camps in New England and taking part in workshops, learning academies and even summer internships, many of which were made possible thanks to proceeds from TIFs Fund A Dream auction held last November at the 2012 Charity Classic Celebration. As a nonprofit organization that provides educational opportunities for Immokalees children, the foundation placed learning firmly at the center of its summer activities, which included a medical program at Florida State University in Tallahassee, the Leadership Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University, a Youth Leadership Collier program in Naples and the Students of Promise camp hosted by Edison State College. By providing glimpses of life beyond Immokalee, the experiences were life changing for many participants. Joel Garcia, one of 23 incoming college freshmen who attended Students of Promise, said the six-week camp went by quickly and one workshop made him realize that its not where you go to school but how much you put into your education. That is what will really pay off. Through a partnership with TIF, ESC funded the students camp tuition. The students lived onsite on the weekends and were responsible for attending classes daily and completing courses on topics such as transition to college, financial advisement and career counseling. Nickson Vilsant, for one, appreciated the time he spent at the school. It provided a great opportunity to live on campus and give an overall feeling of college life, he says. Another camper, Chedeline Frederick, adds, This experience taught us to grow as individuals, understand college life and become independent. Guadalupe Hernandez appreciated the financial advice provided to campers. This taught me not to waste money on unneeded things because you have to manage your entire budget for the whole year, she says. Summer opportunities werent limited to only older students in TIF programs. The Rising 8th Grade Academy was held four hours each day, for six weeks, at the TIF building in Immokalee. The academy helped students with math and reading and provided training in Franklin Coveys The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. The Rising Freshmen Academy provided the same, plus a transition camp for high school. Overall, 98 sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in the ACT Summer Prep Academy at Immokalees I-TECH Center and 22 students attended a one-week College Success Boot Camp at Ave Maria University. Personal growth, team-building and leadership skills were the focus of three summer camps in New England that hosted TIF students. Two students attended Camp Deerwood in New Hampshire; six were invited to Kingsley Pines in Maine; and one went to Camp Joslin, an all-male camp for children who have diabetes, in Massachusetts for the third year. We are so grateful to the individuals, businesses, colleges and universities that made this a summer to remember for our students, says Liz Allbritten, TIF executive director. These opportunities and experiences provide invaluable information and will leave a lasting impact on all of our students. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary training, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences, life skills development and economic independence. To learn more about the foundation or about volunteering to mentor an Immokalee student, call 430-9122 or visit Fund A Dream gives Immokalee kids life-changing summer experiences COURTESY PHOTOSAt Edison State College for the Students of Promise camp, left to right: Crystal Maldonado, Jeff Allbritten, Guadalupe Hernandez, Joel Garcia, Cynthia Rodriguez, Efren Corona, Roseandree Celbeau, Nickson Vilsant and Liz Allbritten. Leslie Gallegos at Kingsley Pines camp in Maine.

PAGE 16 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 Same Day Crowns and Root Canals at Truly Affordable Prices$1Emergency Exam (D0140), X-Ray (D0220) and Photos (D0471)With Coupon Only. Expires 9/30/13$595Complete/Immediate Dentures (D5110, D5120, D5130, D5140)With Coupon Only. Expires 9/30/13 9960 Business Circle, #14 Naples, FL 34112888-843-4589License Number DN14337Monday Saturday 7 am 7 pm se habla espanol. Scan for more savings! We are a proud supporter of Operation SmileThe Patient Has The Right To Refuse To Pay, Cancel Payment Or Be Reimbursed For Any Other Service Or Treatment Which Is Perform ed As A Result Of, And Within 72 Hours Of Responding To The Advertisement For The Discounted Service. *Starting At Tuesdays for charitiesJasons Deli is celebrating a decade in Naples with a thank-you to the community for 10 years of support. The restaurant has designated a different charitable organization to be the beneficiary of 10 percent of its Naples sales every Tuesday between Sept. 17 and Nov. 19. Here are the organizations by date: NAMI of Collier County: Sept. 17 Meals of Hope: Sept. 24 PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee: Oct. 1 Champions For Learning: Oct. 8 Laces of Love: Oct. 15 The Shelter for Abused Women & Children: Oct. 22 Able Academy: Oct. 29 Angels Undercover: Nov. 5 The Salvation Army: Nov. 12 Childrens Ad vocacy Center of Collier County: Nov. 19 Donation totals will be based on sales (dine in, carry out and delivery) at the Naples Jasons Deli from 4-9 p.m. Customers who also give back by making a $1 donation to the charity of the week will be entered in a drawing for a catered event for 10 people. A celebratory breakfast and check presentations to all 10 charities will take place at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Jasons Deli of Naples is at 2700 Immokalee Road at Airport Pulling Road. Goodwill seeks items for CampGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida needs supplies for Trailways Camp, a five-day residential camp for adults with disabilities. Now through Saturday, Sept. 14, donations are welcome at the Goodwill Retail & Donation Center on Pine Ridge Road in Naples. Needed items include arts and crafts supplies, travel-sized toiletries, sporting equipment, fishing poles and fishing gear. View a full wish list at www. Gift cards to stores that sell needed items are also welcome. Donors will receive a 50-percent-off Goodwill coupon in exchange for their Trailways Camp donation. Trailways Camp is also accepting applications for its October session at Riverside Retreat Center in LaBelle. Applications are at the above website. NONPROFIT NEWS Some local foster children are having sweet dreams on new mattresses thanks to the combined efforts of the Friends of Foster Children and Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC. Just before the start of the new school year, 140 twin-sized Tempur-Pedic mattresses were delivered to the William C. Huff Companies warehouse in Naples. It was the second year the mattress manufacturer has given mattresses to the local nonprofit. Jim Henderson, FFC board member and owner/president of William C. Huff Companies, donated warehouse space and staff labor again this year. Foster parents picked up the new bedding on Aug. 24. Tempur-Pedic believes everybody, especially children, deserves a good nights rest. We are pleased to be able to offer a quality mattress for the children of Friends of Foster Children and help them achieve a better nights sleep, said Rick Anderson, president of TempurPedic North America. Statistics show that children with a better nights sleep tend to do much better in school. This is even more important for abused and neglected children who, through no fault of their own, are removed from their homes and in many cases moved from home to home. The mission of Friends of Foster Children is to provide abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida with the social, educational and financial support the state does not. For more information, call 262-1808 or visit Foster children tuck in to new mattresses COURTESY PHOTOSMakayla Haar and Kora Catania, the days youngest volunteers Friends of Foster Children volunteers Robyn Gibson, Kathy Haar and Kim Black Above: Volunteers unload mattresses. Below: Foster parents Billie Jean and Steve Karterouliotis


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A17 Bladeless LASER Cataract Surgeryby Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACSFREE SEMINAR Wednesday, September 18 12:00 pm 2100 Tamiami Trail N. NaplesFor nearly two years, Dr. Jonathan Frantz has offered Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery. He has now added ORA-Guided technology with VerifEye with real-time measurements to further customize your surgery and enhance the quality of your vision. If you have been diagnosed or think you may have cataracts, join Dr. Frantz for this informative seminar.430-3939 Call for a reservation: We are MOVING OUR FACTORY & Need to Reduce Our Remmants, Pick Any Level 1 from Hundreds of In-Stock & The Material is FREE! (239)431-8394 1892 Trade Center Way Naples, FL 34109 GRANITE 1892 Trade Center Way Naples, Fl 34109 Ph:(239)596-8282 Fax:(239)513-9055 www.alohanaples.comOur 25th Year in Naples *New Construction *Renovations Specialist *Heat Pumps (From $2695.00)*Salt Systems (From $29.95 a month)*Add Spa to Your Pool (From $9,995.00)*New LED Lights *Weekly Pool Cleaning (From $70.00 a month)*Child Safety Fence (From $19.95 per ft) Before After After Before Superintendent sets dates for town hall meetings at schoolsCollier County Public Schools Superintendent Kamela Patton has set the dates for her third year of Superintendents Town Hall Meetings designed to allow her to meet with staff, parents and community members. Topics of discussion will include BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), workforce education and the B-fit wellness campaign. She will also share information about the districts 2014-2016 strategic plan and steps the district is taking to promote safety and mental health awareness. With networked laptops available at each meeting, parents will be able to receive technical assistance in setting up parent portal access and authorizing their children to participate in BYOD. Questions will be accepted from the floor the evening of each meeting and can also be submitted in advance by e-mailing question@collierschools. com or by visiting www.collierschools. com (click on the Ask the Superintendent link under Community Input Requested). Each hour-long meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Heres the schedule: Monday, Sept. 16: Everglades City School Thursday, Sept. 26: Immokalee Technical Center Tuesday, Oct. 1: Tommie Barfield Elementary School, Marco Island Thursday, Oct. 10: Golden Gate High School Monday, Oct. 14: Barron Collier High School Monday, Oct: 28: Gulf Coast High School For more information, call 377-0180 or e-mail Campaign set for student voter registrationThe Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office is challenging local high schools to get students registered for the 2014 and 2016 election cycle. The high school with the most students to register or pre-register to vote in Collier County during the Sept. 17-27 registration drive will receive a plaque from Jennifer Edwards, supervisor of elections.In order to register to vote, residents must be legal U.S. citizens at least 18 years old. Pre-registration can be done at age 16.The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office continues to strengthen its partnerships with Collier County schools and engage students in the democratic process by providing educational programs, conducting voter registration drives and participating in events that familiarize students with voting and the electoral process. For more information, call Cyndi Young, education coordinator, at 2528450 or e-mail College Night set for students, parentsApproximately 100 colleges and universities from Florida and around the United States will send representatives to Collier County Public Schools annual College Night coming up from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the gymnasium at Golden Gate High School. Throughout the evening, students and parents will be able to talk with school representatives about programs offered, entrance requirements, expenses, financial aid, campus life, etc. For additional college resources, including questions to ask on College Night and things to research beforehand in order to help the decision-making process, go to student_services/college.asp. For more information, call Christopher Smith, counselor on special assignment/secondary school counseling, at 377-0515 or e-mail smithch@ collierschools. com.

PAGE 18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 Welcome...Chethana C. Gottam, MD, FAADBoard Certi ed DermatologyNow accepting new patients in Downtown Naples. Same Week Appointments.Call 239-216-4337 to schedule your appointment. Central Ave.9th St. N. Gulfshore Blvd. N.Goodlette-Frank Rd. 261 9th Street South, Naples Pediatric and Adult Dermatology Dermatologic Surgery Cosmetic Rejuvenation NCH encourages participation in Cancer Prevention Study-3More than a century ago, the microbiologist Dr. Louis Pasteur said, Chance favors only the prepared mind. By this he meant that sudden flashes of insight dont just happen they are the products of preparation. Dr. Pasteurs words are particularly apt for the American Cancer Society, which has made significant strides in understanding the causes of cancer as a way to prevent this most dreaded of diseases. NCH supports this effort by encouraging at least 125 residents between the ages of 30-65 to participate in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 at our downtown campus on Wednesday, Oct. 2, and in North Naples on Thursday, Oct. 3. The ACS had initial success in 1955 linking smoking to lung cancer. The lead epidemiologist, Dr. Morton Levine at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., was recruited to look for an association between viruses and cancer. He designed a hospital intake questionnaire for patients with cancer and those without cancer. After a few years of gathering responses, Dr. Levine and his colleagues noted the statistically significant association between lung cancer and smoking. Keep in mind, this was a time when everyone including physicians thought nothing of smoking. From Dr. Levines seminal study, two other landmark studies have shown the association of 1) obesity with cancer particularly esophagus, pancreas, colon, endometrium, kidney, thyroid, gall bladder and breast, and 2) alcohol with cancer oral, esophageal, liver cancer, colon and breast. I cite these instances of scientific discoveries that have helped all of us live longer, happier and healthier lives because I had the privilege and pleasure of being a National Science Foundation summer high school student working for the famous Dr. Levine. Years after his important discovery of the link between smoking and cancer, his team was still looking for other causes for and ways to fight cancer, as we are now encouraging our own community to do. While treatment has improved for various forms of cancer leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and testicular cancer, among them we still have miles to go. Sadly, lung cancer, the most common cancer in our country, kills more than 150,000 people per year. The age-adjusted mortality rate for cancer is essentially unchanged over the past half-century, at about 200 deaths per 100,000 people. Worst of all, the incidence of cancer is on the rise, which is exactly why the ACSs above-mentioned Cancer Prevention Study-3 taking place at NCH is so critical. So what can each of us do to prevent this potential killer from invading our lives? We can start by enrolling in the study. The initial intake includes a confidential questionnaire and a small blood sample, which will be frozen for further use if needed. The study is expected to last 20 years, and periodically you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire. The deadline for signing up is Sept. 18. I urge you to call (888) 604-5888 or visit to find out more. The goal is to better understand the factors (lifestyle, environmental, genetic) that cause or prevent cancer, and ultimately, to help eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations. Prevention is always better than treatment, of course. One of our primary goals at NCH is to enhance the health of our community. Collaborating with organizations such as ACS to study, assess and make progress is an ideal way for us to pursue that goal. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. HEALTHY LIVING Majority of teens think prescription stimulant use is a problem among peersTwo-thirds of young people surveyed in a recent University of Florida study said the use of prescription stimulants is a moderate-to-large problem among youth. Nearly 15 percent said they had used a prescription stimulant, the study shows, and almost 12 percent reported diverting medications by giving their stimulants to a peer or taking someone elses pills.The National Monitoring of Adolescent Prescription Stimulants Study involved surveys of more than 11,000 youth ages 10 to 18 from urban, rural and suburban areas in and around 10 U.S. cities. It is the first national study to monitor prescription stimulant use in both preteens and teens, including nonmedical use, with significant details for each topic. The study findings appear in the September issue of the journal Current Opinion in Psychiatry. Other studies have documented teens and college students using prescription stimulants non-medically as study drugs to enhance concentration. Stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta are typically prescribed to help patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stay focused and to control behavior problems. But when the drugs are taken incorrectly or without a prescription, they can increase blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature and decrease sleep and appetite, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. At high doses, they can lead to cardiovascular problems. For the UF study, led by Linda B. Cottler, chair of the department of epidemiology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine, researchers surveyed 11,048 preteens and teens in Boston, Cincinnati, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Seattle and Tampa, Fla. Interviewers recruited participants at venues where young people congregate, such as shopping malls, movie theaters, sports and recreation centers, arcades and skate parks. The study was carried out during four time periods, starting in 2008 and ending in 2011.Participants completed written questionnaires and were shown photos of brand name prescription stimulants to help them identify which medications they have used. Non-medical use was assessed by asking participants if they have ever taken more stimulants than their doctor had prescribed, used someone elses stimulants, or taken stimulants to get high, out of curiosity or just because.Nearly 15 percent of participants said they had used a prescription stimulant in their lifetime, with rates highest among 16to 18-year-olds. Seven percent of all participants said they had taken a stimulant within the past 30 days with more than half of that almost 4 percent being non-medical use. About 12 percent reported diverting stimulants either by giving them to a peer or taking someone elses prescription stimulants. Sixteento 18-year-olds in rural areas reported the highest rate of diversion at 17 percent.I was surprised at how consistent the findings were from city to city and time point to time point, said Ms. Cottler, the College of Public Health and Health Professions associate dean for research and planning. I was also surprised at how much diversion is being reported. Ms. Cottler and study co-authors Catherine Striley, an assistant professor of epidemiology, and Sonam Lasopa, an epidemiology doctoral student, also found that 63 percent of the study participants believe that prescription stimulant use is a moderate-to-large problem among youth. One way to address the problem of prescription stimulant misuse is to control access, Ms. Cottler said. Health-care providers should be cautious about prescribing stimulant medications to young people for nonsignificant issues, she said. Parents should to talk to their kids and let them know that medications should not be shared for any reason.


Focusing on health careLocal health-care industry experts who are graduates of Leadership Collier will present Advances and Trends in Healthcare from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Naples Children and Education Foundation Pediatric Dental Center at Edison State College-Collier Campus. The program is presented by the Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association and ESC. Presenters are: Dr. Allen Weiss, CEO and president of NCH Healthcare System; Nancy Lascheid, RN, co-founder of the Neighborhood Health Clinic; Dan Lavender, CEO, Moorings Park; Vicki Tracy, director, The Arlington of Naples; Dr. Paul Mitchell, Chief Medical Officer, Avow; Robert Jones, Ed.D., president, ESC-Collier Campus; and Dr. Rolando Rivera, president of the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society. Their topics will include recent developments and trends in health care locally and nationally, Collier County population trends, the emergence of Assisted Living Facilities in the community and how to get involved in health-wise community groups and outreach programs.The day will wrap up with a tour of the pediatric dental center. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. For more information, visit for donors to give bloodDonations of blood slow to a trickle during the summer months in Southwest Florida, but the need for blood of all types does not. Donors are urged to take the time to donate at the Community Blood Center or its bloodmobile. The center is on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza Building at 311 Ninth St. N., next to the NCH parking garage. Complimentary valet parking is offered for all blood donors. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. In Bonita Springs, the CBC bloodmobile makes a regular visit to the parking lot at Sunshine Plaza on the second Monday of the month. Look for it next from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Here are some additional stops for the bloodmobile coming up: Thursday, Sept. 12: 8 a.m. to noon at Naples City Hall, 50 Riverside Circle. Thursday, Sept. 12: 2-4 p.m. at Hazelden addiction treatment center, 950 Sixth Ave. N. Donors will receive a complimentary cup of coffee or a smoothie from Hazels Cup. Friday, Sept. 13: 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Wynns Market, 141 Ninth St. N. Saturday, Sept. 14: 8-11 a.m. at Barron Collier High School for Canes vs. Cancer. Saturday, Sept. 14: 1-6 p.m. at Hollywood Theatre Coconut Point (free movie ticket to successful donors). Sunday, Sept. 15: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Outback Steakhouse, 4910 Tamiami Trail N. (free Bloomin Onion to donors). Tuesday, Sept. 17: 8-10 a.m. at Northern Trust, 4001 Tamiami Trail N. Tuesday, Sept. 17: Noon to 4:30 p.m. at Edison State College-Collier Campus. Donors can safely give blood every 56 days. The minimum age to give blood is 16 (parental consent required). Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, should eat and be well hydrated prior to giving blood and must present photo ID. For the complete bloodmobile schedule, call 624-4120 or visit Basics for parents-to-bePhysicians Regional-Collier Boulevard invites expectant parents to attend one-time classes to help them prepare for the birth and care of their pending bundle of joy. Several sessions of each class are scheduled. The ABCs of Infant Care: 6:308:30 p.m., with sessions offered on Tuesdays, Oct. 15, Nov. 26 and Dec. 10; $65 per couple. Breastfeeding: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 8, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17; $35 per couple. Express Childbirth Class: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 14 and Dec. 14; $70 per couple This one-day class covers the basics of pregnancy and various labor techniques and medical interventions. For more information or to sign up for any of the above session, call 3546142.Screening for prostate problemsMen can receive free prostrate cancer screens and PSA blood tests at Specialists in Urology locations in Collier and Lee counties Saturday, Sept. 21. This is the 10th year that SIU physicians, physician assistants and nurses have volunteered their services for the day of free testing.SIU is a division of 21st Century Oncology. The free prostrate screenings are offered at three SIU offices in Naples and at its locations in Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 434-6300. 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Oakridge Middle School holds the fifth annual Bulldog Dash 5K Race and Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 14. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The 1-mile fun run starts at 7:15 a.m. and takes place on the schools track and field area. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., the 5K will follow a course through Indigo Lakes before returning to the school. Race-day registration is $25 for adults and $20 for ages 18 and younger. For more information, call teacher Katie Sullivan at 377-4800. Physicians Regional Healthcare System presents the 10th annual golf tournament to benefit the Marco Island Police Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Island Country Club on Marco. Continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is set for 8:30 a.m. Registration for $110 per person includes an awards luncheon after the game. For more information, call Dick Shanahan at 860-4354 or e-mail The United Way of Collier County hosts its eighth annual Walk for the Way beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at North Collier Regional Park. This familyfriendly event is open to the public free of charge and boasts live entertainment, local celebrities and mascots, and representation from each of the United Ways 31 partner agencies. Individual walkers and teams are encouraged to participate. For more information or to register as a team, individual or sponsor, call Jennifer Fey at 261-7112, ext. 203. Specialists in Urology, 21st Century Oncology and Gulf Coast Runners invite adults and children to participate in the third annual Prostate Cancer Awareness 5K race on Saturday morning, Sept. 28, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. The first 250 to sign up receive a race T-shirt. To register or for more information, visit A golf tournament to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts tees off Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Island Country Club. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is $125. Prizes include a two-year lease on a 2014 Mercedes Benz C250, provided by Mercedes-Benz of Naples. To sign up or for more information, call the Marco Island Center for the Arts at 394-4221. The American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer sets out Saturday morning, Oct. 12, at Cambier Park. To register a team or to sign up to join an existing team, visit The Freedom Waters Foundations Heels & Reels girls fishing tournament to benefit the PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Naples Boat Club. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 19. The event pairs approximately 30 teens from the PACE Center for Girls with experienced female anglers who offer mentoring and instruction while on the water. Volunteers and sponsors are needed to donate funding, vessels, time and experience. For more information, contact Debbie Hanson at 233-4930. Wine Tasters of Naples hold their third annual golf outing for charity on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club. Registration for $85 per person includes a buffet lunch and drawings for prizes. Sign up as a single or a team by calling John Groneman at 9636237 or e-mailing The Alzheimers Associations Walk to End Alzheimers takes place Saturday morning, Oct. 19, at Cambier Park and consists of a 2-mile walk as well as a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimers disease. To register or for more information, call Nicole Melnick at 405-7008, e-mail or visit www. Hundreds of participants of all ages and both sexes will step into their highest heels for a 500-foot dash down Fifth Avenue South on Saturday Oct. 19. The fourth annual Stiletto Sprint benefits the Garden of Hope & Courage and Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. Runners, walkers and all footwear are welcome, but only those in 2-inch heels will qualify for the first-place prize. The race sets out at 5 p.m. Other fun beginning at 4 p.m. includes live musical entertainment and family activities in Cambier Park. A beauty pageant will take place in the band shell.Registration is $35 for adults, $15 for children. To sign up or for information about sponsorships, visit The fourth annual Southwest Florida Epilepsy Walkathon takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at North Collier Regional Park. Sign up as an individual or form a team and step out to raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. All walkers who raise $50 will receive a T-shirt. Raise $1,500 and get a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy. For registration or more information, call 254-7710 or 348-5155 or e-mail Danny Rosenfeld at Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites amateur anglers to sign up for the 20th annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament. Proceeds support the Conservancys efforts to protect area waters and fund juvenile game fish research. A kick-off party and auction take place Friday evening, Nov. 1, at the Naples Yacht Club. Anglers will launch from locations in Naples, Goodland and Everglades City the mornings of Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3. The tournament concludes with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Conservancys Nature Center. Registration is limited to the first 60 teams that sign up by Oct. 25. Forms for anglers are available at For information about sponsorships, call Nikkie Dvorchak at 403-4219 or e-mail The fifth annual All Species Fishing Tournament to benefit Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion is set for Saturday, Nov. 16, at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. Anglers in the catch-andrelease competition will earn points for 19 different species and a mystery fish. Participation is limited to the first 30 boats that sign up. For more information, call Bob Ayers at 591-8393 or Diana Ayers at 300-8156, e-mail or visit The Immokalee Foundations 2013 Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament pairs two dozen of the worlds greatest golfers with Naples most philanthropic players on Monday, Nov. 18, at Bay Colony Golf Club. This years chair is Kevin Johnson of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Entry fees begin at $5,000. All pro-am golfers will receive tickets to the 2013 Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. To sign up or for more information, contact The Immokalee Foundation by calling 430-9122, e-mailing or visiting www. The ninth annual Iron Joe Turkey Ride to benefit the Naples Pathways Coalition takes place Sunday, Dec. 1. The race sets out from North Collier Regional Park and gives bicyclists the change to pedal 15, 30 or 62 miles, or to take the 15-mile Crossfit Box Challenge, with the box challenge taking place midride on the beach. The day begins with sunrise yoga from 6:30-7:15 a.m. and includes lunch. Registration for each of the above is $30 in advance, $35 on the day of. To sign up or for more information, visit or e-mail Corporate, small business and in-kind sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, e-mail Nominate a public service employee for awardNominations are open for the 2013 Distinguished Public Service Awards in local law enforcement and emergency medical, fire and support services.Nominees can be suggested for a single action or for career performance. They must be actively performing duties as a sworn law enforcement or certified jail or communications member, certified emergency medical or fire service member or a civilian of any of the three disciplines. The criteria for selecting award recipients includes, but is not limited to, innovation, community service, professional initiative, meritorious service in the performance of duty and commitment to professionalism.Nominations are due by Tuesday, Oct. 1. For an application or more information, contact Brenda OConnor at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce by calling 403-2902 or e-mailing Award recipients will be honored at the annual Distinguished Public Service Awards breakfast and ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Hilton Naples. 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 or Call 239.325.1960


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By 7:30, according to an Associated Press reporter who witnessed an outing in August, the team had left behind a gleaming public toilet, looking as good as the day it was installed. Explained the hygieneintense Satoshi Oda (during the week, a computer programmer), the mission is for our own good work that leader Masayuki Magome compares to the training that Buddhist monks receive to find peace. (In fact, to fulfill the groups motto, Clean thyself by cleaning cubicles, the scouring must be done with bare hands.) A squad supporter spoke of a sad, growing apprehension that the younger generation no longer shares the Japanese cultural conviction that restrooms should always be clean and safe. Medical marvelsColleagues were stunned in May when ABC News editor Don Ennis suddenly appeared at work wearing a little black dress and a red wig and declaring that he had begun hormone therapy and wanted to be called Dawn Ennis. As co-workers accommodated his wishes (which did not seem so unusual in contemporary professional society), Mr. Ennis began to have second thoughts, and by July had blamed his conversion on transient global amnesia, brought on by marital difficulties, and had returned to work as Don. Apparently the primary lingering effect is that he must still deal with Dawns hormone-induced breasts. The entrepreneurial spirit Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a mirror that makes a person appear happy even when not. A built-in camera tracks facial features in real time, then tweaks the image to turn up the corners of the mouth and to create the beginnings of a smile in the eyes. Of what practical use would such a mirror be? Other Japanese researchers, according to a report in August, believe that happy-face mirrors in retail stores would improve shoppers dispositions and lead to more sales. A home ownership boom in China has led to heavily attended housing fairs, in which builders compete zealously to sell their homes, leading to offbeat schemes to draw attention. Among the latest, according to China Daily, is one that dresses female models in barebacked evening wear, with sample floor plans and other housing information painted onto their skin, and sends them wandering through the crowds. Animals gone wild SyFy Channels recent original movie Sharknado briefly became a media sensation in July with a storyline involving large schools of oversized sharks lifted from the ocean by waterspouts and deposited, alive (and angry!) on land to wreak havoc. But as the website Mother Nature News subsequently reported, animals actually have been lifted to land in that fashion in the past. Previous documented news reports of the phenomenon include airborne fish (mudfish in the Philippines, perch in Australia); frogs (in Odzaci, Serbia, in 2005); jellyfish (Bath, England, in 1894); worms (Jennings, La., in 2007); and, according to an 1887 New York Times story, eight alligators in Silverton Township, S.C. Two macaques escaped from the Straussberg Adventure Park in eastern Germany in July, apparently on the run from the jealous bullying of Cornelius, the resident alpha male. When park officials recaptured the two, they reported that (even though everyone seems to be against bullying these days) Fred and Richard would have to be castrated. It was not punishment, the officials explained; it was to calm them and reduce the overall hormone imbalance in the park, since males greatly outnumber females. PerspectiveThe Costa Rican government announced recently that it would close all its zoos, effective March 2014, and free animals either to the wild or to safe retirement shelters. Since the country is known for its expansive biodiversity (500,000 unique organisms, despite occupying barely more than 1/100th of 1 percent of Earths area), it is time, the environment minister said, to allow the organisms to interact instead of imprisoning them. Costa Rica is also one of only four countries to ban the exploitation of dolphins. Leading economic indicators First-World Problems: Self-indulgent New York City parents have been hiring play-date coaches for their preschool youngsters, apparently out of fear that the kids skill set for just having fun might not impress admissions officers at the citys elite private schools. The CEO of one consulting outfit told the New York Post in July that $400 an hour gets expert monitoring of a 4-year-old in small groups, evaluating, for example, how the child colors in a book, shares the crayons, holds a pencil and follows the rules of Simon Says. An unidentified school in the West Coast Conference recently selfreported a violation of controversial NCAA rules that restrict privileges for student-athletes, ordering a member of its womens golf team to pay back $20 after she washed her car using a hose (and water) belonging to the school but which were not available to other students. (A University of Portland coach said he heard about the violation at a conference meeting, and Yahoo Sports, seeking confirmation, reported that an NCAA spokesman soft-pedaled the illegality, calling the schools action a miscommunication.) 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A23 MILLENIUM PHYSICIAN GROUPour physicians are accepting new patientsMaria Julia del-Rio Giles, M.D. Internal Medicine1735 SW Health Parkway Naples, Florida 34108239-249-7800Charles Kilo, M.D. Internal Medicine1495 Pine Ridge Rd., Suite 4 Naples, Florida 34109239-594-5456 Michael Wang, M.D. Family Medicine1735 SW Health P arkway Naples, Florida 34109239-249-7830 Luis Pozniak, M.D. Internal Medicine1735 SW Health Parkway Naples, Florida 34109239-249-7800Fritz Lemoine, Jr., M.D. Internal Medicine400 8th Street North, 2nd Floor, Naples, FL 34102239-649-3365Accepting New Patients Same Day Appointments Available THE DIVA DIARIESLamenting the decline of the goods in goody bagsA few days ago I needed to clean my favorite bracelet, so I went to the bathroom closet and picked one of the 20 or so unopened jars of jewelry cleaner off of my jewelry cleaner shelf. Looking at all that jewelry cleaner, one would think I had a vault full of bling the size of Snoop Doggs, Alas, that is not the case; for someone like moi, having an entire jewelry cleaner shelf is laughable however, when you attend as many social events as I do, I must create room for all the things I bring home in goody bags. Jewelry cleaner is a very popular goody-bag stuffer. And whereas once upon a time only a few select events featured goody bags for guests, I noticed such favors really hitting a crescendo around 2005. Suddenly every soiree had to have goody bags, and not just for sponsors and VIP guests there were goody bags for everyone. At first I was excited to have so many key chains that doubled as bottle openers and honestly, mini first-aid kits that fit into your purse do come in handy. But I began to realize that the more goody bags there were, not only did they contain less swag, the swag quality had gone awry. Back in the day, there was some pretty nice stuff such as actual jewelry (as opposed to just cleaner), certificates for free massages, boxes of chocolate, umbrellas, Lancme eye shadow (not a sample either, a really nice compact I still have it). These days, a lot of goody bags have lost their luster. I mean, pencils? Really? I dont even own a pencil sharpener. Im not being ungrateful, trust me. I am very appreciative of all of my emery boards with the names of real estate companies on them. But if you saw the stacks and stacks of notepads I own with pharmaceutical logos on them, youd think I was a doctor. I miss perfume samples and sewing kits. I mean, its fine to get a certificate for discounted Botox, but 10 percent off is NOT is not going to make much of a puncture in the bill. And while I realize that fundraising event organizers are doing their best to fatten up the goody bags, paper menus for restaurants are not goodies. If youre a restaurant owner being asked to donate, how about a certificate for a free cocktail, rather than just handing over a stack of menu pamphlets? I have so many menus, when really I could use more rubber jar openers (one can never have enough rubber jar openers, right?). The same does not hold true, however, for koozie cups. Theyre hard to store and I rarely drink out of cans or bottles, but I could easily open up a koozie-cup boutique stuffed to the gills with merchandise in fact, I wonder how a store that sells only koozie cups, jewelry cleaner and unsharpened pencils would do? Looking ahead at my social calendar for season and all the goodie bags in my future, we just might find out Champagne & ChocolatesOne can always hope to find one or two of Norman Loves decadent confections in the goody bag proffered at the door as one heads home from a fundraising event. Whats even better, though, is attending a charitable evening for which the worldrenowned chocolatiers sweets are part of the main attraction. Thats what makes the Champagne & Chocolate Tasting to kickoff The United Way of Collier Countys annual campaign so sweet: Guests are guaranteed to enjoy their fill of Mr. Loves incredible creations as part of the event itself, not just as a treat to keep fingers crossed for in the swag bag on the way home in the car. And not only that, they can cleanse their palates with delightful sips of bubbly in between bites. Savory hors doeuvres, live entertainment and fun giveaways are also guaranteed. Whats not to love about all that? The third annual Champagne & Chocolate Tasting takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the lobby bar at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. Stop by Shulas or call 659-3176 to purchase tickets for $55 in advance, or pay $65 at the door. Chocolate, champagne and The United Way talk about goodies! Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Tom Donahue and Jeff Jerome at the Champagne & Chocolate Tasting that kicked off the 2012 United Way campaign. Dont miss this years tasting and campaign launch from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the lobby bar at the Hilton Naples. ( f u s s l stephanieDAVIS




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PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: LOOKING TO PURCHASE ORREFINANCE A HOME? 239-434-0300 The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and co N n use to hel ca n o n t h e P a r a M Th e B like us on facebookFundamental analysis cannot help bond investors Bonds and the direction of interest rates are excellent examples of how the investment future is not fundamentally knowable and, further, that fundamental analysis, at a minimum, should be accompanied by technical analysis and technical trading rules. Most retail investors or individual investors think that an investment position should be taken by them or by their advisor only based, or largely based, on sound fundamental reasoning as the premise is that the future is knowable, predictable or can be closely approximated. Such fundamental divination is the basic tenant of investment research and the value proposition offered by investment and advisory firms that sell their fundamental prowess. The idea that the future can be fundamentally discerned is also embraced by the many investment newsletters. Unfortunately, many newsletters adopt an investment position (bear or bull) and then, use economic and macro data to support their predisposition. The investment newsletters might be disregarded by the more sophisticated money manager, but they are embraced by retail investors. Not surprisingly, traditional investment portfolio allocations are made to exactly these (and often only these) asset classes, e.g., bonds and equities. Retail investors have unfortunately been trained that a bond/equity mix is a fully diversified portfolio and that allocations to bonds are a must leaving only the degree of allocation to be decided. (And rarely does the degree of allocation mean a zero allocation to bonds.) Why is there such a proclivity toward a fundamental view of an (at best) crazy, mixed up investment world? Most retail investors or advisors take comfort, both intellectually and emotionally, that they have some understanding of the world or some sense of the direction of interest rates or better understanding of a companys prospects beyond a companys annual report and other disclosures; they want to know this in their own due diligence process before they take an investment position. Then they can feel good about what they are doing, whether there are small or gargantuan sums of money at play. Investors do not want to enter the world of no one knows or it is really risky to be a long-only investor right now. They prefer to stay in the world of logic and somehow appease their gut or intellect. Some of the very best fundamental macro investors in the 2008 debacle turned out to be very wrong macro investors post-2008. Often mentioned within this group is Henry Paulsen who made billions in the mortgage crisis, (definitely a stunning macro call) yet his macro calls since then have been left wanting. In subsequent years, he carried a huge portfolio allocation to gold, which collapsed. Interest rates and bond prices have clearly displayed over the past several months the high degree of unpredictability and fundamental unknowing that truly exists in investing. Fundamentalists might think there are reasons to suggest that a U.S. recovery has made a foothold. But with GDP growth under 2.5 percent, where is the rip roaring growth that would warrant higher rates? There is none. Surely, all were promised that the Fed would exit its QEs with grace, but we have come to find out that a hint of their trimming QE caused a mass exit from a theater that was on fire. Surely, Syria, Egypt, Cyprus, etc. would remain on the back burners, until they exploded. And the drama of these worldwide, cataclysmic events seemingly shields from public view that a further U.S. budget induced sequestration is on the immediate horizon another form of the unknowable. Which brings us to the U.S. 30 Year Treasury. For two years, the U.S. 30 year has traded mostly under 3.25 percent. Beginning the end of April 2013, interest rates began a rapid rise from 2.8 percent to a recent 3.8 percent, having recently retreated from over 3.9 percent as of midAugust, To say that such a rise in rates was knowable is somewhat ridiculous as not only did an imponderable happen, but several imponderables happened! The newsletters that boast I told you so can always be right 50 percent of the time. They just take one of two sides of an investment bet and, over time, they could well be right 50 percent of the time. And that is why technical trading, trading according to a technical set of rules, according to an algorithm set, is so very important for investors. It doesnt suppose that it knows anything; it takes no entrenched position; and hopefully, it quickly admits when it is wrong and exits a trade and has the tenacity to stay in a trade and not prematurely take profits and prematurely exit a position. Once an investor accepts the usefulness and validity behind technical trading and using rule sets, then the investor has the emotional and intellectual freedom to venture beyond just equities and bonds and enter the world of many other investment asset classes, including commodities and managed futures. Investors might think about how technical aspects of investing can be incorporated into their portfolio. Its not just that technical systems have their own investment merits, but they also can hedge or safeguard against meaningful changes in interest rates and bond prices. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. i m t a R t jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst MONEY & INVESTING


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 B5 Phone: (239) 425-6000 Fax: (239) 425-6001 P.O. Box 60151, Fort Myers, FL 33906 Pinebrook Park, 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 219, Fort Myers, FL 33907 WOODYARD & ASSOCIATES, LLC COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Licensed Real Estate Brokerwww. wa-cr .com Have it all... SalesDiscover the power of experience as we help you maximize the value of your properties in a timely fashion with local knowledge, strategic alliances, comprehensive marketing, advertising and valuation. LeasingAllow us to help you achieve your goals and add value to your income-producing properties by securing quality tenants for the ultimate win-win relationship.Buying OpportunitiesLean on our expert advice in identifying investment properties to suit your immediate and long-term goals.Development OpportunitiesWith a keen understanding of the marketplace, strong relationships in the community and a vision for the future, well lead you to untapped opportunities in commercial development.Commercial Real Estate Tax AppealsOur expertise in tax assessed values will provide you with the knowledge to successfully achieve an adjustment to the current value of your property for tax valuation purposes.View our listings at ON THE MOVE Board Appointments Thomas Moser of Naples has been elected to the board of directors of Save the Children, a global humanitarian and relief organization. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of New York Life Insurance Company and has worked closely with audit committees and boards of many Fortune 500 companies. He also serves on the boards of Marys Meals USA and the Naplesbased Hope for Haiti. Newly elected officers on the board of directors for Friends of Rookery Bay are: Craig Seibert, a science consultant and former science coordinator for Collier County Public Schools, president; Julie Edmister, former campus dean at Edison State College, vice president; Gina Lostracco, Fifth Third Bank, treasurer; and Steve Mutart a retired real estate attorney, secretary. New board members are: Lisa Koehler, the South Florida Water Management District; Shelby Evans, a former resource management specialist at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve; Robert Klus, program manager for Parker Aerospace; and Curt Witthoff, science and education coordinator with Collier County Public Schools. Insurance Lou Falconi has joined the staff at Galt Insurance Group. A native of western Pennsylv ania, he graduated with honors from Grove City College with a bachelors degree in financial management and spent six years working as a mortgage loan officer in Pennsylv ania. For the past three years he coached collegiate football at Slippery Rock University and taught public school in Grove City, Pa. Law Gerd Franke, CPA, has been named a principal at Hill, Barth & King. Mr. Franke joined the firm in January 1999 and was promoted to manager in 2005. His specialty areas include private and business clients with international tax issues, non-resident alien matters and foreignowned real estate interests. He holds a bachelors degree in accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University. Financial Planning Jay Spiller has been named market executive and senior vice president for the Naples office of Cypress Trust Company. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in investment management, personal trust and financial services with regional and national wealth management firms based in Naples and Vero Beach. He earned a bachelors degree in business management from Northern Kentucky University. Mr. Spiller volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County and is a former volunteer and board member of the YMCA of Collier County. FRANKE

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 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 or visit 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 Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Hours for members and guests from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Colony Golf & Bay Club, 41010 Pelican Colony Blvd. $10 in advance, $15 at the door for members, $30 for others. 9922943 or The Leadership Collier Foundation kicks off its 25th anniversary season and the Class of 2014 at a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Guest speaker will be John Cox, the new president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. $25. Reservations are required and can be made at www. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. For more information, call 435-9410 or 6433600 or visit Business After Five for members and guests of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Marco Island Florist & Giftsm 178 S. Barfield Drive. $5 for members, $10 for others. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals holds its next networking event from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at River Park Community Center, 451 111th St. N. For more information, call 449-8668 or e-mail Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Naples Municipal Airport. $8 for chamber members, $25 for others. Sign up at www. The annual meeting of the Collier County Lodging and Tourism Alliance begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. Guest speakers will be Bruce Register, economic development director for Collier County, and Jack Wert, director of the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. Visitors are welcome with advance registration. Cost is $10 per person, payable at the door by cash or check (no credit cards). RSVP by e-mailing no later than Monday, Sept. 23. BUSINESS MEETINGSFounded in 1902 and based in Decatur, Ill., I started out as a linseed company. Today Im an agribusiness titan, turning corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Ive added a major business line about every decade: milling, processing, specialty feed ingredients, specialty food ingredients, cocoa and nutrition. I built an ethanol plant during the Arab oil embargo in the 1970s. I recently made my 327th consecutive quarterly dividend payment, a record of 81 uninterrupted years. I rake in more than $90 billion annually and employ about 30,000 people. Who am I? 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! 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Prospective purchasers should much prefer sinking prices. Over the long run, youre simply better off buying shares of great companies at fair or depressed prices than at higher prices and bargains abound in bear markets. Why hope to buy shares of a company you admire at $30 and then $40 after it rises, when youd do better buying at $30 and $20? If you plan to buy milk for the next 25 years, 10 years of falling milk prices would be welcome, right? (Unless you run a dairy.) A smart wealth-building strategy is to invest money methodically, understanding that over the long run, the patient investor has usually been rewarded. Those trying to get rich quick in stocks are often just gambling. The media present a momentary drop in the stock market as unambiguously bad, and the possibility of a longer drop as reason to panic. The only ones who should panic are those who need to sell their holdings soon. 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There are indeed some charlatans out there, such as Bernie Madoff, who also sent his clients falsified reports. One red flag to help you spot such fraudsters is consistent high returns. You can earn high returns in the stock market, but not consistently. There will be good years and bad ones, with the good typically outnumbering the bad. Wiring ProfitsMove over, paper checks and bank wires. A new way to send money from place to place is catching on in a big way. Meet the online money transfer, which will revolutionize the industry of sending cash from point to point. One of the best ways to invest in this new development is via Western Union (NYSE: WU), which offers a convenient, inexpensive way to send cash to any country you please. Once, Western Union was the only game in town. But it got too comfortable in its market-leading position and lost exclusive contracts with agents in Mexico while failing to cut prices to thwart competitors elsewhere around the world. Industry rivals capitalized on that weakness. It hasnt been the end of Western Union, though. Remember, this company survived the death of the telegraph, so disruptive technology is nothing new. Its already growing its online business at a 30-percent-plus annual clip. Western Union still has major competitive advantages. Its network includes 500,000 agents, and it offers some services others dont, such as two-way money transfers. Its profitability is unmatched, as it turns $0.17 of every dollar in revenue into pure free cash flow (an average of $1 billion in each of the last five years). With its P/E ratio recently near 11, Western Union deserves a higher valuation. (The Motley Fools newsletters have recommended Western Union.) Born in Seattle in 1994, I debuted on the stock market in 1997. Im one of Earths top retailers, offering everything from books to spoons, watches, cereal, shoes and more. 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Some might seek very undervalued stocks, while others will accept a smaller margin of safety in exchange for greater possible growth. Read the arguments, do your own research and make up your own mind. ***QWhats a high-yield stock? B.S., onlineAIts one that pays out a relatively hefty dividend, expressed as the dividend yield. Dividend yield is simply the current annual dividend amount divided by the stocks current price. If McDonald Farms (ticker: EIEIO) pays $1 per year (typically, it would be $0.25 per quarter) and trades for $25 per share, its yield is 4 percent (1 divided by 25 is 0.04). Some solid companies, such as Visa, sport low dividend yields. Others, such as Google, pay no dividend at all. Thats not necessarily bad; it just suggests that these companies have better things to do with their money, such as reinvesting it to grow their business. Instead of a dividend, they might deliver relatively rapid stock price appreciation, though thats never guaranteed. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 BUSINESS B7 The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce invites sponsors and exhibitors to sign up for the second annual Marco Island Area Home Show set for Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Capri Ballroom at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort & Spa. Business-to-business networking will take place from 3:30-4 p.m.; the expo will be in the Capri Ballroom from 4-7 p.m. The show is designed to showcase businesses that provide goods and services related to the home, from floor to ceiling, inside and out. Cost for exhibitors starts at $300 for chamber members and $500 for nonmembers. Deadline for vendors to sign up is Nov. 1. Sponsorships are also available and must be secured by Oct. 1. For more information, call Katie OHara at 394-7549 or e-mail katie@ Score Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of C ommerc e offer a workshop titled Health-Care Reform for the Small Business Owner from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. The session will help owners of small businesses develop a plan for implementing the Obamacare legislation. Topics include: Strategies to consider before your next renewal. Public versus private exchange options. How modified community ratings will impact premiums in January 2014. Presenters are employee benefits advisors Timothy McGee and Trudy Stemen will lead the workshop. Cost is $35. To sign up or for more information, visit or e-mail Sponsors, vendors invited to Marco area home expo Health-care reform help for small businesses NETWORKING Annual meeting of the Membership Directors Association of Southwest Florida Like us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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@ MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY Nancy Muschong and Chris Pilgrim Sara James and Daniela Jacob Melody Kapauf, Alesia Mata and Sue Weber Pat Schulz, Lisa Wilson, Sandy Cotter and Kimberly Doersein Debbie Lohan and Melissa Hansen Debbie Lohan and Melissa Hansen Renee Easley and Barbara Alderson

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Illustrated PropertiesJoanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732 Brian Carey | 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY Enjoy Resort Style Living at Its Best In Village Walk & Island Walk of North Naples! The Heart of VILLAGE WALK and ISLAND WALK is the focus of the communitys unique Town Center that creates a carefree lifestyle a lifestyle people dream about; meeting friends for a swim, a work out at the state of the art tness center, a set of tennis, or meeting for one of the planned activities...then grabbing lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant... relaxing to the soothing sounds of fountains or taking a relaxing stroll back home around the many lakes and footbridges! The Town Center is reserved exclusively for residents use with no equity or membership fees! The communities offer prime locations close to local beaches, ne dining, entertainment, shopping, area hospitals, and SW International Airport. Schedule your private tour of the awarding winning communities today! EXTENDED CAPRI in the cul-de-sac of Ventura Court. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, large screened patio, roll down hurricane shutters, lake and fountain views. PRICED TO SELL $280,000 VILLAGE WALK PRIME CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION! 3BR,3BA plus den features the popular Oakmont floor plan, and is ready to MOVE RIGHT IN! The original owners used the home on a seasonal part time basis so the home has been lightly lived in! The homes features include tile on the diagonal in the great room, built-in entertainment center, crown molding and extensive trim work, newer refrigerator, additional landscaping and screen lanai with lake view! Turnkey package available! $375,000 VILLAGE WALK MAGNIFICENT details set this 4BR, 3.5BA 3 Car Garage Stately Manor apart from all the rest! The open oor plan is stunning, offering plenty of room to entertain family and friends with formal dining and living rooms, a large family room and Florida room, 3 guest suites, and a private master suite that is a self contained hideaway designed to give the homeowner a private retreat. The master suite offers a sitting room, walk-in closets, and a fabulous master bath that has just been completely updated with new shower, new counter tops, and cabinets. This lovely home also features new Granite counters, cook top, microwave, and double oven. The very private screened lanai features a heated pool, lush tropical landscaping and is sure to be a favorite gathering place. This meticulously maintained home also has newer A/C units, electric hurricane shutters for the entire home, and a paver brick driveway creates get curb appeal! VISUAL TOUR AVAILABLE! A MUST SEE OFFERED AT $563,000 VILLAGE WALK PENDING RARELY AVAILABLE 3BR, 2BA, 2 CAR GARAGE REGENT! Lovely light and bright home is PRISTINE, used only occasionally by current homeowner, and lives like a single family home! Features includes wood oors in bedrooms and great room, newly updated showers in both baths, guest bath also offers a new jetted tub, a screened lanai with private heated pool and lake views completes this perfect patio home. The pool has been recently re nished and has a new tank less heater, the screen enclosed was completely rescreened in July 2013! MOVE IN READY AND A MUST SEE! $319,500 VILLAGE WALK OAKMONT 3BR,2.5BA PLUS DEN offers prime location. Heads above the competition! 50K KITCHEN REMODEL, not refaced REMOVED AND REPLACED! Near cul-de-sac location with a bridge view from the pool area. Roll down hurricane shutters, 3 year old a/c, screen front entry, larger tile, newer hot water heater, garage cabinets, jetted tub in master, built in speakers in great room and lanai, and so much more. ORIGINAL OWNER. Love this house and Love this community MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW TODAY. $419,000 VILLAGE WALK FEATURED PROPERTY VILLAGE WALK NEW LISITNG CLASSIC EXTENDED 2/2 CAPRI VILLA in the original North Naples Village Walk. LESS THAN 5 MILES TO VANDERBILT BEACH AND LESS THAN 4 MILES TO MERCATO SHOPPING and dining. Cul-de-sac location, large screen enclosed patio, hurricane shutters, wide side yard, inside painted less than one year ago, and carpet was replaced last year too. $279,000 VILLAGE WALK NEW LISITNG




13,425 associates. 630 oces. 49 countries worldwide. 19 locations along the Gulf Coast.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. E ach oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 8/28/13. 1 2 3 1 Marco Island 10 26 Bald Eagle Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 $2,395,000 2 Sarasota 1510 Hyde Park Street Joel Schemmel & Cheryl Loeer 941.587.4894 $8,995,000 3 Pelican Marsh 86 95 Purslane Drive T. Moellers/S. Kaltenborn 239.404.7887 $2,475,000 4 Port Royal Lant ern Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $2,900,000 4 Like. @PremierSIR Pin.@PremierSIR Tweet.@PremierSIR Watch.@SothebysRealty THE VILLAGE ..4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 Naples, FL 34103BROAD AVENUE .bb.bb390 Broad Avenue South Naples, FL 34102FIFTH AVENUE .bb.tnn776 Fifth Avenue South Naples, FL 34102MARCO ISLAND .b.760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 Marco Island, FL 34145ESTUARY SALES CENTER ..bt1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 34105THE GALLERY .f.4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 Naples, FL 34103 RENTALS ..bb1395 Panther Lane, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34109VANDERBILT .fb.bb325 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34108BONITA BAY SALES CENTER .bf.f26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 34134MERCATO SALES CENTER .fb.b9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 34108THE PROMENADE .bt.b26811 South Bay Drive, Suite 130 Bonita Springs, FL 34134SANIBEL .bn.nf1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 1 Sanibel, FL 33957VENICE b.b.400 Barcelona Avenue Venice, FL 34285PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS b.b.b50 Central Avenue, Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34236CAPTIVA .f.ftbn11508 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 LONGBOAT KEY b.t.f546 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228CLEARWATER nn.ftf.321 Indian Rocks Road North Belleair Blus, FL 33770LAKEWOOD RANCH b.n.fb8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 101 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202SOUTH TAMPA t.n.ftt202 South Moody Avenue Tampa, FL 33609


premiersothebysrealty.com1100 Spyglass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 p $19,900,000 PORT ROYAL 1540 4th Street South Ruth T rettis 239.571.6760 p $2,950,000 AQUALANE SHORES V ictor Del Rey #206 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $850,000 OLD NAPLES 1740 Gulf Shore Blvd. North To m Gasbarro 239.404.4883 p $3,395,000 COQUINA SANDS Charleston Square #208 C a rolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 p $995,000 COQUINA SANDS 689 Lismore Lane S h aron Kiptyk 239.777.3899 p $2,495,000 PELICAN BAY 6020 Pelican Bay Blvd. Hei d i Deen 239.370.5388 p $599,000 PELICAN BAY Clermont #202 Cher yl Turner 239.250.3311 p $369,900 PELICAN MARSH V entana #C-305 Sherree Woods 239.877.7770 p $899,900 TIBURON 775 Galleon Drive Ri ck Marquardt 239.289.4158 $8,495,000 PORT ROYAL 460 2nd Avenue North Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $2,750,000 OLD NAPLES Naples Bay Club #213 Ma rty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.4231 $495,000 ROYAL HARBOR 750 Portside Drive Pa trick OConnor 239.293.9411 $2,195,000 THE MOORINGS Lausanne #501-S Pa t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 $789,900 THE MOORINGS St. Raphael #1005 Jean T arkenton 239.595.0544 $2,295,000 PELICAN BAY 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. John Hamilt on 239.552.5531 $595,000 PELICAN BAY Aqua #605 John D Amelio 239.961.5996 $1,750,000 NORTH NAPLES 6897 Wellington Drive Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $695,000 CROSSINGS 1060 Galleon Drive Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $5,650,000 PORT ROYAL 1075 5th Street South Vi rginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9090 $2,745,000 OLD NAPLES Oyster Bay Four Winds #D 38 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $444,000 ROYAL HARBOR 368 Hawser Lane Ch ris Yanson 239.450.7584 $2,095,000 THE MOORINGS 222 Harbour Drive Rob in/Tim Weidle 239.370.5515 $439,900 THE MOORINGS Montenero #504 Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 $1,875,000 PELICAN BAY Chateaumere #401 Sue Black 239.250.5611 $499,900 PELICAN BAY 223 Audubon Blvd. Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,345,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB Sea Grove #102 B a rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 $685,000 THE DUNES 3060 Green Dolphin Lane Ka ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $4,695,000 PORT ROYAL 270 5th Avenue South Tom /Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 $2,695,000 OLD NAPLES Buttonwood #538 Caro l Sheehy 239.340.9300 $330,000 OLD NAPLES Gramercy #6N Je Cox/Ed Cox 239.777.0078 $2,000,000 THE MOORINGS Executive Club #109 La rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $385,000 THE MOORINGS St. Raphael #11 Jean T arkenton 239.595.0544 $850,000 PELICAN BAY Laurel Oaks #104 T. Moellers/S. Kaltenborn 239.404.7887 $375,000 PELICAN BAY Grande Phoenician #1706 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $1,325,000 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE The Dunes #206 Jenni f er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $659,000 THE DUNES 1625 Gulf Shore Blvd. South Ph il Collins 239.404.6800 $6,900,000 OLD NAPLES 616 Palm Circle East Sue Black 239.250.5611 $1,549,000 OLD NAPLES 705 11th Street South Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $185,900 OLD NAPLES 2999 Crayton Road Pa trick OConnor 239.293.9411 $1,995,000 THE MOORINGS Harbour Lights #372 La rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $250,000 THE MOORINGS Crescent #A-32 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $850,000 PELICAN BAY 9069 Terranova Drive Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $1,599,000 PELICAN MARSH 15659 Villoresi Way Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 $1,075,000 MEDITERRA 6043 Fairway Court Jenni f er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $649,000 THE STRAND 605 Palm Circle East Ma rty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.4231 $3,775,000 OLD NAPLES 935 5th Street South Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $1,150,000 OLD NAPLES 2571 Windward Way Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $5,900,000 THE MOORINGS 3003 Gulf Shore Blvd. North Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $1,250,000 THE MOORINGS 6955 Green Tree Drive Li nda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 $2,800,000 PELICAN BAY 5924 Chanteclair Drive Heid i Deen 239.370.5388 $684,000 PELICAN BAY Osprey Pointe #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $639,000 PELICAN MARSH Grande Geneva #404 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.594.1700 $925,000 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE 1850 Mission Drive Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $469,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY


premiersothebysrealty.com14571 Juniper Point Lane Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 p $459,000 GLEN EDEN Regent #4N B a rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 p $8,200,000 PARK SHORE 311 Neapolitan Way M i chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $3,995,000 PARK SHORE Esplanade Club #1205 L a rry Roorda 239.860.2534 p $850,000 PARK SHORE Trieste #706 B a rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 p $2,195,000 BAY COLONY 1271 Osprey Trail C a rolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 p $5,699,999 GREY OAKS 2095 Rivoli Court F a hada Saad 239.659.5145 p $1,285,000 GREY OAKS Lesina #801 D a rlene Roddy 239.404.0685 p $999,000 HAMMOCK BAY 260 Edgemere Way East J o e Garabed 239.571.5700 p $575,000 WYNDEMERE Castillo III #101 Mark Maran 239.777.3301 $429,000 TIBURON 334 Pirates Bight Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $5,950,000 PARK SHORE 360 Devils Bight Fr ank Sajtar 239.776.8382 $2,995,000 PARK SHORE 665 Fountainhead Way Ri chard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 $789,000 PARK SHORE Trieste #405 Caro l Gilman 239.404.3253 $1,895,000 BAY COLONY 1245 Gordon River Trail Me lissa Williams 239.248.7238 $4,795,000 GREY OAKS 1216 Gordon River Trail Sam Hei tman 239.537.2018 $975,000 GREY OAKS 79 Pelican Street West Bil l Duy 239.641.7634 $999,000 ISLES OF CAPRI 910 Wyndemere Way Gar y L./Je/Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 $529,000 WYNDEMERE 4340 Montalvo Court Ma ry Catherine White 239.287.2818 $410,000 NORTH NAPLES 308 Neapolitan Way Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 $4,800,000 PARK SHORE Le Ceil Park Tower #204 Pa t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 $2,300,000 PARK SHORE The Savoy #206 An n Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 $649,900 PARK SHORE Toscana #204 Le ah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $1,495,000 BAY COLONY 1456 Anhinga Pointe Da n Guenther 239.357.8121 $3,200,000 GREY OAKS 1212 Gordon River Trail Me lissa Williams 239.248.7238 $975,000 GREY OAKS 6381 Sandalwood Lane Pat Callis 239.250.0562 $899,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS Fairways II #1622 M i chael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 $230,000 MARCO SHORES 7625 Citrus Hill Lane Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $349,000 ORCHARDS Enclave #20 Am y Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $4,795,000 PARK SHORE Park Plaza #700 Sh erree Woods 239.877.7770 $1,795,000 PARK SHORE Hidden Lake Villas #D-38 Ang ela R. Allen 239.825.8494 $215,000 PARK SHORE Mansion La Palma #203 Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 $1,095,000 BAY COLONY 1315 Noble Heron Way Da n Guenther 239.357.8121 $2,049,000 GREY OAKS Traditions #101 Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $875,000 GREY OAKS 186 Edgemere Way South Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $725,000 WYNDEMERE Waterford Place #202 M i chelle L. Thomas 239.860.7176 $205,000 EAGLE CREEK 6665 Edgecumbe Drive Katie B enham 239.222.2268 $299,000 QUAIL WEST 320 Neapolitan Way Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,500,000 PARK SHORE 4041 Crayton Road Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $1,250,000 PARK SHORE Trieste #1401 Am y Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $3,595,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #402 Am y Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $1,050,000 BAY COLONY 2056 Isla Vista Lane Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,670,000 GREY OAKS 81 Seagate Drive Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 $6,450,000 NAPLES CAY Vista Pointe #3606 Amy Atherholt 239.592.6343 $625,000 VINEYARDS 153 Queen Palm Drive A ngeli ca Andrews 239.595.7653 $132,132 MARCO SHORES Barrington #D Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $172,500 WALDEN OAKS Aria #802 Ma rion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.571.5614 $4,395,000 PARK SHORE Venetian Villas #500 Pa trick/Phyllis ODonnell 239.250.3360 $995,000 PARK SHORE Trieste #101 Do rcas Briscoe 239.860.6985 $3,395,000 BAY COLONY 1235 Gordon River Trail Sam Hei tman 239.537.2018 $6,995,000 GREY OAKS 1253 Gordon River Trail Sam Hei tman 239.537.2018 $1,500,000 GREY OAKS 5386 Sycamore Drive Be rnie/Joe Garabed 239.571.2466 $1,050,000 LOGAN WOODS 128 West Avenue Sue Black 239.250.5611 $589,000 PINE RIDGE Regatta II #403 Jenni f er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $888,885 VANDERBILT BEACH

PAGE 41 V anderbilt Gulfside #104 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 p $799,000 VANDERBILT BEACH 162 South Beach Drive Jim / Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 p $9,500,000 MARCO ISLAND Belize #1104 B r ock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 p $1,949,000 MARCO ISLAND 341 Seabreeze Drive C a thy Rogers 239.821.7926 p $1,050,000 MARCO ISLAND Moorings of Marco #202 D a rlene Roddy 239.404.0685 p $325,000 MARCO ISLAND Cherry Oaks #202 ML M eade 239.293.4851 p $495,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cherry Oaks #101 M i chelle L. Thomas 239.860.7176 p $349,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Hawks Nest #203 M i chelle L. Thomas 239.860.7176 p $165,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 404 Keenan Avenue D e nise Chambre 239.247.2868 p $499,000 FORT MYERS 467 Seagull Avenue Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $625,000 VANDERBILT BEACH 831 Heathwood Drive South Jim/ Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $3,950,000 MARCO ISLAND 1825 April Court Ca thy Rogers 239.821.7926 $1,600,000 MARCO ISLAND 1240 Stone Court Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 $849,000 MARCO ISLAND 1101 San Marco Road Jim/ Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $269,000 MARCO ISLAND Menaggio #101 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $495,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #101 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $349,500 FIDDLERS CREEK Whisper Trace #203 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $153,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 1246 Sand Castle Road Jean B aer 239.691.9249 $399,000 SANIBEL Anchorage #201 Gay le Fawkes 239.250.6051 $545,000 VANDERBILT BEACH 570 Bareld Drive South He lga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $3,495,000 MARCO ISLAND Belize #401 ML M eade 239.293.4851 $1,475,000 MARCO ISLAND 1389 Bayport Avenue Ro e Tamagni 239.398.1222 $799,000 MARCO ISLAND Tropic Schooner #1 Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 $139,000 MARCO ISLAND Marengo #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $485,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Deer Crossing #201 ML M eade 239.293.4851 $299,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 1121 Scheera Court De nise Chambre 239.247.2868 $4,499,000 CAPTIVA Island Reef Club #103 St epha nie Bissett 239.292.3707 $380,000 FORT MYERS BEACH The Strada #7502 Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 $1,250,000 MERCATO 589 Inlet Drive He lga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $3,475,000 MARCO ISLAND 1221 Stone Court Cy nthia Corogin 239.393.6747 $1,349,500 MARCO ISLAND 1284 Collier Blvd. North Br ock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $759,000 MARCO ISLAND Ville de Marco #E-1 Rob in Taylor 239.250.9016 $135,900 MARCO ISLAND Cherry Oaks #101 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $424,900 FIDDLERS CREEK 8591 Pepper Tree Way Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $282,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 11340 Longwater Chase Court De b Smith 239.826.3416 $3,350,000 FORT MYERS 2201 Jackson Street D e nise Chambre 239.247.2868 $219,000 FORT MYERS The Strada #7504 Su san Gardner 239.438.2846 $599,000 MERCATO 1458 Buttereld Court Jim/ Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $2,495,000 MARCO ISLAND 123 Landmark Street Br ock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $1,295,000 MARCO ISLAND Courtyard Towers #301 Angeli ca Andrews 239.595.7653 $599,000 MARCO ISLAND Wexford Place #9 Angeli ca Andrews 239.595.7653 $116,000 MARCO ISLAND Marengo #102 Mi chelle L. Thomas 239.860.7176 $399,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 4521 Cardinal Cove Lane Mi chael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 $239,999 FIDDLERS CREEK 428 Bella Vista Way East Augu stina Holtz 914.648.8888 $1,986,000 SANIBEL Sanibel View Villas #2309 D e nise Chambre 239.247.2868 $211,499 FORT MYERS BEACH The Strada #7409 Ma ry Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $415,000 MERCATO 824 Caribbean Court He lga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $1,995,000 MARCO ISLAND 1570 Doxsee Terrace Br ock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $1,125,000 MARCO ISLAND Royal Marco Point I #404 Da rlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $595,000 MARCO ISLAND 8519 Bellagio Drive Mi chelle L. Thomas 239.860.7176 $739,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Laguna #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $395,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 4553 Cardinal Cove Lane Mi chael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 $198,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 828 Cape View Drive De nise Chambre 239.247.2868 $699,000 FORT MYERS 1708 5th Place NW St epha nie Bissett 239.292.3707 $150,000 CAPE CORAL

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP Robb & Stucky International has been awarded a contract to provide total furnishings and interior details for a Mediterranean-style village of coach homes within Fiddlers Creek. The design firms Joanne Wilseck and Tricia Lynch have been named lead designers for the Verona model in Sonoma. The Verona is the upstairs unit and is the largest residence available in Sonoma, encompassing 2,141 air-conditioned square feet. The home features two bedrooms, a den and two baths situated around a central living room, kitchen, breakfast area and dining room. With completion expected this summer, the model will have a starting price of $300,990. Construction on Minto Communities Island Club at Bonita Isles is ahead of schedule and nearing completion. Opening is slated for December. Situated on an island in the center of Bonita Isles expansive lake, the club will include a fitness center, two tennis courts, resort-style swimming pool surrounded by two stunning waterfall and an expansive lanai with outdoor grill. The entrance to Bonita Isles is on Bernwood Parkway just east of U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. When completed, the community will have more than 200 single-family homes and paired villas. Phase one includes 57 single-family homes and 70 villas. Villas range in size from 1,565 square feet to 1,862 square feet under air and are priced from the mid to the high $200,000s. Five floor plans are available. Single-family homes range in size from 1,919 square feet to 2,387 square feet under air and are priced from the high $200,000s to the mid $300,000s. Four floor plans are offered. Four models are open for viewing in Bonita Isles from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (888) 422-7165 or visit www.mintofla. com. Stock Signature Homes, the home building division of Stock Development, has joined TwinEagles list of preferred builders. Homebuyers in the Wicklow and Hedgestone neighborhoods of TwinEagles now have several residences to choose from when building a luxury estate home in this premier golf community. As the exclusive builder in Wicklow, Stock Signature Homes will build four Mediterranean-style model homes to open this winter. The Scottsdale II is a three-bedroom, three-bath home with 2,719 square feet; the Greenbriar II offers three bedrooms and four baths in 2,949 square feet. Both floor plans include a three-car garage and lanais, bringing the total square footage to approximately 4,400 square feet. Two more models will be built in the Hedgestone neighborhood. The Muirfield IV has four-bedroom, 4-bath residence with 3,333 square feet of living area plus a covered lanai and three-car garage. The Ponte Vedra Grande, the largest floor plan, has 3,525 square feet under air. In addition to the design ideas showcased in the model homes, Stocks design center just a few miles away from TwinEagles offers homebuyers numerous options in flooring, finishes, lighting, bath, cabinetry and more. The TwinEagles sales center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaySaturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 352-8000 or visit Lennar Homes has released the newest phase of estate homes in the Bella Firenze community at Treviso Bay. With three and four bedrooms, plans range in size from 2,394 square feet to 2,926 square feet and are priced from the high $500,000s to the mid $700,000s. Also under construction at Treviso Bay is the Villa Rilissare clubhouse, with a full-service chickee bar restaurant, fitness facility, eight tennis courts and pool with a sandy beach. The anticipated completion date for the clubhouse is late 2013. The entrance to Treviso Bay is five minutes south of downtown Naples off U.S. 41. For more information, visit Oakbrook Properties Inc. has closed on the sale of 34.25 acres in the Coconut Point development within south Lee County to Hertz Corp. for the rental car companys new worldwide headquarters. The Fortune 300 company has committed to create 700 full-time jobs by the end of 2015 and invest about $68 million in capital, generating an economic impact of approximately $300 million per year. With its Florida development offices in Bonita Springs, Oakbrook Properties has been active in real estate locally for nearly 35 years. The companys properties range in size and uses, including single-family and multi-family residential, waterfront high-rises, golf course communities, large mixed-use developments, office complexes and commercial and industrial centers. One of the companys earliest ventures in the region was Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club, the first planned residential community in Bonita Springs, in 1979. Also in the late 1970s, the company purchased the land that would become The Brooks and Coconut Point. At the time of acquisition of this 3,000-acre cattle ranch on a twolane U.S 41 midway between Naples and Fort Myers, neither Interstate 75 nor the Southwest Florida International Airport existed. The three key components to the Coconut Point development are the Hertz headquarters within the North Village, the Coconut Point Town Center and a site purchased by Lee Memorial Hospital within the South Village, which is now being permitted for a regional hospital. The sale of land to Hertz is the fruition of nearly 30 years of work, says Ned Dewhirst, senior vice president of Florida operations for Oakbrook Properties. For more information, call 992-5529 or visit MARBELLA LAKESYour Community Specialist & Neighbor LIKE NEW HOME! 850 5th Avenue South #C | Naples, FL 34102 | Cell 239.272.8494 | PattiFortune@gmail.com6886 DEL MAR TER. | $434,900Beautifull FURNITURE INCLUDED, with a southern exposure and lush preserve view. Low HOA with great community center.


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PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.JackiStrategos.comJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netRichard Droste Beautiful section of Lely w/larger lots. beautiful lake/golf course views. 4 BR/3BA. 8998 Lely Island Circle $644,900 MANY UPGRADED FEATURES 633 Hernando Ct. $1,195,000 WESTERN EXPOSURE 4 BR/3 BA home close to beach. Great oor plan. Open air upper deck. On the water. Resort style complex, income producing or family vacations. 2 or 3 bedrooms. Greenlinks Several Available CALL FOR DETAILS Know about your real estate agent before house hunting BETTER BUSINESS BUREAUSpecial to Florida WeeklyWith home sales soaring, the news headlines regarding the housing market are much different now than they were a few years ago. If youre a seller, youre in luck. Buyers, on the other hand, have to look a little harder to find the right fit at the right price. The Better Business Bureau wants consumers to be smart in choosing the right real estate agent or Realtor to help you get the best deal. According to the National Association of Realtors, 40 percent of existing homes sold in the U.S. are here in the South. Thats around two million homes.So far in 2013, the BBB received nearly 400 complaints nationally regarding real estate agents. Some complaints allege their agent was not properly organized or was not able to sell their home in the time frame discussed. Other complaints allege their agent was rude or uncooperative.A good Realtor or real estate agent can help you determine how much your home is worth, devise a strategy to market the property, help judge whether prospective buyers are financially qualified to purchase your home and coordinate many of the financial details involved in closing the deal. When looking for a real estate service provider, BBB advises consumers: Get referrals. Ask friends and family for recommendations of real estate agents or companies theyve worked with in the past. Ask if they were satisfied with their experiences and if they would use the Realtor in the future. Check with bbb. org to see the companys BBB Business Review for history of complaints, details about those complaints and any advertising issues or government actions. Use to find a BBB Accredited Business. Interview candidates. Make a list of at least three professionals and schedule times to meet with each of them. If you are selling your home, ask each professional to give a specific marketing plan for your home, a market analysis with an overview of similar houses in your area that have recently sold and samples of their current listings. Find out if youll be dealing directly with the agent or if he/she has a team. Request references. Ask the real estate agent to give you a list of references. Contact the references and ask about their experiences with the agent. This will give you an idea if the agent or company suits your needs. Agent or Realtor? A real estate agent is required to take real estate courses and pass a licensing exam before practicing. Every licensed agent has taken the same courses and passed the same exam, but a Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors and is held to a specific code of ethics while practicing real estate. Discuss compensation. Real estate professionals are usually compensated through commission, which can vary from area to area. The percentage of the commission fee can sometimes be negotiated depending on the housing market. Read your contract. Be wary of agents and Realtors who pressure you to sign documents immediately. Carefully read all the details in any document you help create or sign and make sure all of your questions are answered first. To check the reliability of a company and find trustworthy businesses, For more consumer tips, visit BBBs News Center and like us on Facebook ( to stay up to date. As the leader in advancing marketplace trust for 100 years, the Better Business Bureau is an unbiased nonprofit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Every year, more than 100 million consumers rely on BBB Business Reviews and BBB Wise Giving Reports to help them find trustworthy businesses and charities across North America. For reliable tips, lists of BBB Accredited Businesses by industry and BBB Business Reviews you can trust on local businesses, visit


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PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 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 marked>$300,0001 PELICAN BAY GLENCOVE 5803 Glencove Drive #601 $345,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Linda Ohler 239.404.64602 THE MOORINGS EXECUTIVE CLUB 3300 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #109 $399,000 PSIR Larry Roorda 239.860.25343 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2018 Duke Dr. $399,000 Engel and Volkers Alberto Macia 239.692.9449>$400,0004 COPPERLEAF AT THE BROOKS 23531 Copperleaf Blvd. $469,000 Engel and Volkers Thomas Ostrander 239.692.9449>$500,0005 PELICAN LANDING PINEWATER PLACE 25015 Pinewater Cove Lane $549,900 PSIR William Charbonneau 239.860.68686 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $599,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm7 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2104 Mission Drive $599,000 PSIR Ann Renner 23 9.784.5552>$700,0008 TIBURON BOLERO 2642 Bolero Drive #503 $729,000 PSIR Susie Culp 239.290.90009 THE MOORINGS CARRIAGE CLUB 2011 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #51 $749,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.340.029510 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2119 Mission Drive $779,000 PSIR Sue Black 239.250.561111 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00012 THE COLONY AT PELICAN LANDING 23850 Via Italia Circle Unit#1105 $839,000 Engel and Volkers Thomas Ostrander 239.692.944913 THE COLONY AT PELICAN LANDING 23850 Via Italia Circle Unit#301 $859,000 Engel and Volkers Thomas Ostrander 239.692.944914 THE COLONY AT PELICAN LANDING 23850 Via Italia Circle Unit#1702 $859,000 Engel and Volkers Thomas Ostrander 239.692.94499>$1,000,00015 LOGAN WOODS 5386 Sycamore Drive $1,050,000 PSIR Bernie Garabed 239.571.246616 OLDE NAPLES SEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South #203 $1,190,000 John R Wood Realtors Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009717 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $1,306,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Open MondaySaturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm18 VILLA LAGO AT MEDITERRA 18051 Lagos Way $1,375,000 John R Wood, Realtors Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009719 VANDERBILT BEACH 189 Channel Drive $1,477,000 John R Wood, Realtors Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009720 PARK SHORE 503 Turtle Hatch Lane $1,550,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 239.450.597621 AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #610 $1,925,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Also Available: #605 $1,695,000>$2,000,00022 THE MOORINGS 475 Putter Point Drive $2,000,000 PSIR Larry Roorda 239.860.253423 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $2,049,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm24 QUAIL WEST 4341 Brynwood Drive $2,150,000 PSIR Jane Bond 239.595.951525 BONITA BEACH 27390 Hickory Blvd. $2,495,000 Engel and Volkers Pam Macia 239.692.944926 OLD NAPLES 270 5th Avenue South $2,695,000 PSIR Tom McCarthy 239.243.552027 OLD NAPLES 1075 5th Street South $2,745,000 PSIR Dana Marcum 239.404.220928 BANYAN ISLAND AT GREY OAKs 1659 Chinaberry Court $2,795,000 John R Wood, Realtors Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009729 OLD NAPLES 650 9th Avenue South $2,950,000 PSIR Phyllis ODonnell 239.269.6161>$3,000,00030 MEDITERRA 16017 Trebbio Way $3,650,000 PSIR Nicola Gentil 239.289.773731 OLD NAPLES 282 1st Avenue North $3,995,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917>$4,000,00032 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1468 Anhinga Pointe $4,200,000 PSIR Melissa Williams 239.248.723833 PORT ROYAL 3060 Green Dolphin Lane $4,695,000 PSIR Ryan Nor dyke 239.776.939034 PORT ROYAL AREA LITTLE HARBOUR 224 Little Harbour Lane $4,875,000 PSIR Friley Saucier 239.293.3532>$8,000,00035 PORT ROYAL 775 Galleon Drive $8,495,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35


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INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 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 Elegant, vivid proseBook critic Phil Jason enjoys a romance with the tensions of cultural conflict and change. C12 A stylish fixCraving Fashion at Waterside Shops, and more to-dos. C27-29 A fine new restaurantMeredays at Naples Bay Resort delivers an exceptional dining experience. C31 After a so-so summer of mostly unremarkable releases, Oscar season is upon us and it looks promising. Rather than offer a laundry list of upcoming new releases, here are the six movies Im looking forward to the most over the next four months. Insidious: Chapter 2 (opening Sept. 13) No filmmakers working today do horror better than director James Wan and his longtime collaborator, actor/writer Leigh Whannell. Together theyve found a way to genuinely scare and disturb, as true horror should do, without relying on obscene slasher or torture porn conventions. This might not mean much to those who dont like getting the bejeezus scared out of them, but after the first Saw in 2004, Insidious in 2010 and this years The Conjuring, excitement and expectations are high for where theyll take Insidious next. (Full review coming next week.) Gravity (Oct. 4) I think this one has Oscar vibes all over it. George Clooney and Sandra Bullock play astronauts for director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) in this sci-fi drama. While floating in outer space Ms. Bullocks character, who is mourning the loss of her child, loses sight of her ship and co-pilot (Mr. Clooney) and is set adrift. Check out the YouTube clip to see how tense and well made it promises to be. The Counselor (Oct. 25) Working from an original script by acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy (No Country For Old Men), director Ridley Scott assembled an all-star cast for this story of drugs and corruption. Michael Fassbender plays the title role, a lawyer whos lured into a drug-running operation and gets in over his head. Javier Bardem, Brad PittComing soon: Film critic Dan Hudak looks aheadBY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent BY DAN SEE COMING UP, C11 SEE LAUGHS, C4 Justfor laughsComedy clubs are serious business in Southwest FloridaSOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS EVIDENTLY enjoy a good laugh, judging by the multiple venues where standup comedy has proven successful over the years. Charlotte County has Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone in Port Charlotte, and in Collier County its the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. Smack dab in the middle in more populous Lee County are the Laugh-In Comedy Caf in Fort Myers and Anthonys on the Boulevard in Cape Coral, a restaurant that offers stand-up one night a week. On a larger scale is the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, which has hosted such stand-up comedy heavyweights as Jerry Seinfeld and Ron White. All the clubs have several years of operation under their belts, and their owners and managers say each has carved out its unique niche and that competition amongst them has been minimal. Were really not in each others backyards, says Mark Asciutto, owner of Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone. Considering the roughly 90-minute drive south to Off the Hook and about half that to clubs in Fort Myers or Cape Coral, theres really not competition, he adds. With seating for 200 in the main room, The Comedy Zone is open five nights a week, offering u M T i h COURTESY PHOTOThe Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island has attracted some of the biggest acts in standup comedy.


SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSClean living lacks a certain somethingOne afternoon last week I stood at the gas pump filling up my car when a man who looked like trouble pulled into the pump next to me. He had brightly colored tattoos running down his arms and a smooth shaven head. He wore a tight T-shirt and big sunglasses, and his car had a gaudy, tricked-out look. I sighed inwardly. Here we go, I thought. He was exactly the type of man I have always attracted. But as I leaned against my car and waited for the tank to fill, I noticed him not noticing me. He never once looked in my direction; I had become invisible. I scowled, trying to figure out what was missing from this once-predictable equation. Then I caught the reflection of my image in the car window: a woman dressed in a modest blouse and dark jeans, her hair pulled back in a conservative braid no crop top, no miniskirt, no bling. For a moment I didnt recognize myself. Who is that woman? I thought. Then I laughed. Of course, it was me. You might not believe this, but Ive cleaned up my act in the last few years. Ive throttled back on my proclivity for bad behavior. Maybe Ive matured, or maybe the opportunities for mischief have just diminished with age. Either way, Im all demure respectability now. Which is sometimes disappointing. Thankfully, there are people who still remember my former self that other woman who in some ways embarrasses me and in other ways makes me proud. Ive done a good job of erasing her over the last few years (it helps that I often travel to places where no one knows me). But my oldest friends the ones I grew up with, whose friendship I treasure with a fierce intensity they have not forgotten her. They remember every scandalous outfit, every night of dancing on tables, every silly man that woman ever let kiss her. No matter how many times I reinvent myself elsewhere, I am that same naughty girl the minute I come home. Im telling you, I told a table full of friends at a Labor Day cookout. Im all about clean living now. They were kind enough not to roll their eyes. But recently a package arrived in my mail: Hot Flash Sonnets, the new poetry collection from Moira Egan that tackles many of the issues women face as we age. In And Into Ashes All My Lust?, Mrs. Egan writes: My new friend asks me if I think we lose/our younger selves completely, shed our lust/like sexy petticoats or snakeskins strewn along lifes path. The first time I read the poem, I had to stop reading for a moment because the words had struck me so deeply. I thought about the ways we surrender our sexuality not just to age, but to our own respectability. In our rush to tidy up our characters, to make ourselves more presentable, we sacrifice something elemental and true. When I think back to my mischievous former self, Im surprisingly fond of her, and I would miss her if she disappeared completely. m h w W r w NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 Schedule your complimentary CoolSculpting consult today!*Restrictions apply. Individual results may vary. North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Fort Myers 7331 Gladiolus Dr. Cape Coral 413 Del Prado Blvd. S., Suite 101 Transform your bodywithout surgery or downtime.CoolSculpting Available in: Revolutionary Fat FreezingGuaranteed*results withTreat-to-Complete Trust the experts at Riverchase Dermatology whove performed hundreds of treatments on satis ed patients Medical Director: Dr. Andrew Ja e


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PAGE 52 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 comedy Tuesday-Friday and live music every Saturday. Theres a separate room for people who come only to dine. Comedy notables such as Tommie Chong, Carlos Mencia (his Sept. 24 show is sold out), Gallagher, Ralphie May and Billy Gardell have entertained from The Comedy Zones stage. The clubs throughout Southwest Florida can differ in the type of audiences they draw. Mr. Asciutto says his clientele tends to be older than the typical comedy club because retirees are a significant demographic in Charlotte and Sarasota counties, where most of his customers hail from. With that demographic and his own sensitivities in mind, The Comedy Zone tends to shy away from humor that patrons might find overly risqu or raunchy. Most of our shows are adult clean, Mr. Asciutto say s. We keep use of the F-word down. In the case of acts whose blue routines are a calling card Mr. Mencia and Mr. May, for example The Comedy Zone includes warnings in its advertisements. Ticket prices usually range from $8 for Wednesday-Thursday shows, to $12 for Friday-Saturday performances. Big names command $25 for late show and $55 for the early show, which includes dinner. What the patrons wantLaugh-In Comedy Caf had the Charlotte, Lee and Collier county markets all to itself when it opened in 1992, according to founder and owner Joe Galanis. Originally ensconced in the former Metro Mall (now headquarters of the School District of Lee County), the club moved to its 250-seat spot in the College Plaza Shopping Center, at the corner of College Parkway and Winkler Road, in 1998. Owning and operating a comedy club is a passion for Mr. Galanis. Its a fun business, he says. I love dealing with the comics Theyre very attuned to whats going on in the world. Its just a great form of entertainment. It especially works hand in glove with a nightclub next door. Hes referring to Groove Street Grille & Discotheque, which he also owns. Although Laugh-in Comedy Caf has brought its share of big-name acts to town David Brenner, Yacov Smirnov and Michael Winslow of Police Academy fame, to name a few the club primarily books road comics who travel from venue to venue. The term road comics is not a reflection on their talent, Mr. Galanis says, adding, If there were somebody in the audience that had some influence, a lot of these people could really take a step up in their career and theyd be the next situation comedy comedian. Like Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone, Laugh-in offers patrons a full menu. Mr. Galanis says the age range for patrons runs the gamut from 21-year-olds to people in their 90s. Laugh-In has comedy on Friday and Saturday, with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are usually $12, with upper-echelon performers generally in the $15-$20 range. Cape Corals Anthonys on the Boulevard opened in 2007, and the restaurant began offering comedy on Thursday evenings in 2009 as a means of easing the pain caused by the recession. With foreclosures and people losing their jobs, one of the ways I thought would be good for people in the community and hopefully for my business was to offer stand-up comedy, owner Anthony Serrago says. Both then and now, the shows are included with the price of dinner or the purchase of an appetizer and drink. Therere still a lot of people out there hurting, Mr. Serrago says Im not going to charge a cover or have a drink minimum. If we break even, were happy. If you take care of the community, the community will take care of you and they have. Mr. Serrago uses St. Petersburg-based Coconut Comedy Clubs as his booking agency for headliners, but frequently uses local comedians as well. And much like Mr. Asciutto in Port Char lotte, he tries to ensure the sensibilities of his customers, who ranged from 30 to 70 years old, arent offended by comedy they could find unpalatable. We do shows that are R rated, but the vulgarity is kept to a minimum just because of the community that this is.Off the Hook on the moveThe Off the Hook Comedy Club has been drawing stand-up comedy fans to slightly off-the-beaten-path Marco Island since owner Brien Spina opened it in 2005. The club shares space with the 200-seat Capt. Briens Seafood and Raw Bar, which Mr. Spina opened in 2001, in the Marco Walk Plaza. Over the years, Off the Hook has become known for attracting top talent such as Drew Carey, Kevin Hart, John Pinette and the aforementioned Mr. Chong, along with well-regarded up-and-comers. Audiences come from Collier and Lee counties and beyond. Mr. Spina casts a wide net where booking talent is concerned. What we try to do is to spread it around all genres of comedy, he says. We dont focus on one specific niche because that would be limiting for us. A major change is in the offing for Off the Hook in the coming season. Mr. Spina is in the process of building a new facility the SWFL Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs. When it opens, Off the Hook will move there. Highlights of the 27,000-squarefoot entertainment complex, slated to open in February at the corner of Imperial Parkway and Bonita Beach Road, include seating for 600 for comedy shows, live music and musical theater, two signature restaurants and a Spanish-style sangria bar with a sangria waterfall cascading from the 40-foot ceiling. There will also be what Mr. Spina has described as the worlds first podcast cafe and lounge, where guests can enjoy light snacks and coffee drinks while producing their own podcast, at no charge. Plans call for the venue to employ 200 and for it to also be available for rental to host banquets, weddings, corporate and group events. Capt. Briens was sold to J.J. and Stacey Mrozinski of Estero in June. Off the Hook will continue to operate there until the move occurs. Mr. Spina attributes the move to outgrowing the Marco Island space and his desire to find a new space that was easily accessible and more centrally located for his customer base. We didnt get too far from Naples, and were still centrally located from Naples to Fort Myers, he says. Admission to shows at Off the Hook usually ranges from $20-$35. Performances are Thursday-Sunday nights. Mr. Spina says he believes that the various venues offering stand-up all have their own customer bases, in part, because of the distance between them. I think its more of a localized demographic, he says. Mr. Galanis, however, believes Off the Hooks move to Bonita could potentially affect his Laugh-In Comedy Caf. Thatll end up being some competition probably, he says. I dont know. Well have to see how that works out. LAUGHSFrom page 1 >> Anthonys on the Boulevard: 1303 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral; 772-5900; Performances on Thursday evenings; Next up: Frank DelPizzo. >> Laugh-in Comedy Caf: 8595 College Parkway, Fort Myers; 479-5233; www. Performances on Friday and Saturday evenings; Next up: Rob Holloway and Johnny Mac. >> Off the Hook Comedy Club: 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; 389-6901; www. Performances on Thursday-Sunday evenings. Next up: Mike Young. >> The Comedy Zone: At Visani Restaurant, 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte; (941) 764-3463; Performances on Tuesday-Friday evenings. Next up: Sept. 18, Frankie Paul and Justin Chamblis. COURTESY PHOTOSThe performance and dining areas shared by the Off the Hook Comedy Club and Capt. Briens Seafood and Raw Bar on Marco Island. An artists rendering of the SWFL Performing Arts Center, the new home of the Off the Hook Comedy Club, slated to open in February in Bonita Springs.


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PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 CATERING FOR ALL EVENTS Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING Basic Omelette Party for 1st time Business Clients WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Miss Julie Through Sept. 15 by Ghostbird Theatre Company at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. Burt & Me Through Oct. 5 at Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Thursday, Sept. 12 Book Talk Headquarters Regional Library hosts a discussion about Zora Neale Hurstons Their Eyes were Watching God at 2 p.m. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. Registration required. 593-0177 or Argo Naples Regional Library hosts a free screening of Argo (USA 2012) at 2 p.m. 650 Central Ave. Registration required. 263-7768 or Free Chamber Music Artis Naples presents a free chamber ensemble concert at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library. Highlights include works by Boccherini and Shostakovich for string quartet. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 597-1900 or Chamber Music The Philharmonic Brass Quintet presents a free chamber music concert at 7:30 p.m. at Saint William Catholic Church. 601 Seagate Drive. 597-1900 or Stand-Up Guy Mike Young takes the stage tonight through Sept. 15 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island. 389-6901 or Friday, Sept. 13 Piano Music Lynn Carol tickles the ivories from 6-9 p.m. in the lounge at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7438. Wild Things Catch a free screening of the family-friendly Where the Wild Things Are at 8:30 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. www. Heres to Beer Tour Naples Beach Brewery from 4-8 p.m. $15 gets the guided tour and samples of six craft beers. 4110 Enterprise Ave. 304-8795 or More Music Tantrum performs from 7-10 p.m. at the Old Marco Pub & Restaurant. 1105 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. 642-9700 or Live Jam Generation Gap takes the stage from 8-11 p.m. at Weekend Willies. 5310 Shirley St. 597-3333 or www. Saturday, Sept. 14 Its Your Move Players of all levels are invited to join the Naples Chess Club from 9 a.m. to noon in the clubhouse at Moorings Park off Goodlette-Frank Rd. 389-2525 or Curious Kids The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples hosts a live concert and premiere of Curious Kids from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 15080 Livingston Road. 514-0084 or Irish Countdown The Pub hosts Half Way to St. Patricks Day at 5 p.m. Festivities include live entertainment by the Harp & Thistle Pipe Band, drink specials and a visit from Naples Beach Brewery. 594-2748 or Art, Music & More Mercato hosts Saturday Nights Alive from 6-9 p.m. with musicians, street performers and local artist Jeffrey Scott Lewis. It Takes Two 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. Outdoor Entertainment The Boogie Men perform from 8-10 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. Free. 267-0783 or Blues Bash Jacks River Bar hosts the third annual Naples Bay Blues Bash from 6-11 p.m. with live entertainment by four local blues bands, a live auction and half-priced drinks and barbeque. $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Greater Naples YMCA. 213-1441 or Sunday, Sept. 15 Dog Days Naples Botanical Garden welcomes canines and their owners from 8-11 a.m. Regular admission applies. 4820 Bayshore Drive. 325-7275 or The garden closes for its annual fall maintenance Sept. 16-27. Quintet at Cmon ArtisNaples presents the Naples Philharmonic woodwind quintet in concert at 1:30 p.m. at the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. Free. 597-1900 or Brass Quintet Enjoy the sounds of the Naples Philharmonic brass quintet in a free concert at 2 p.m. in the Hayes Hall lobby at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or String Quartet Music by Mozart and Onslow for string quartet makes up a free chamber music program at 2 p.m. at Naples United Church of Christ. 5971900 or Live Reggae SowFlo performs reggae tunes beginning 9:30 p.m. at South Street City Oven Bar & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or www. Monday, Sept. 16 Live Jam Devon Meyers takes the stage at 11:30 p.m. at Vandys & 5 Brothers. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 394-8767. Tuesday, Sept. 17 Outdoor Movie Catch a free screening of Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13) starting at 7:45 p.m. on the lawn at Mercato. Tuesday Tunes Kirk Mcfee performs at Vandys & 5 Brothers starting at 11:30 p.m. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 394-8767. Dana Lynn Griffin, above, stars in Ghostbird Theatre Companys production of Miss Julie through Sept. 15 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Written in 1888 by Swedish playwright August Stringbert, the play exposes the battles of the sexes and the classes at their most vulnerable and visceral. $10.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 C7 The sidewalks stir with local artists, musicians and street performers the 2nd Saturday of every month. Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41PLUS Street Performances from 7-9p by:Jon Dunn (guitarist) Jeff Leigh (violinist) Danny Parkinson (singer/guitarist) Karen Seide (interactive art therapy)featuring artist Jeffrey Scott LewisLocated in Suite 5155 across from BRAVO! Pop-Up Gallery Sat., Oct. 19 | 1 4pm 2nd AnnualBuy tickets online @ WHAT TO DO Wednesday, Sept. 18 Chocolate & Bubbly Enjoy champagne and sweet treats from Norman Love Confections to benefit The United Way from 6-8 p.m. in the lobby bar at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. $65 at the door, $55 in advance. 659-3176. Live Music Bill Colletti and Sharon Vath perform from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7438. Coming up Third Thursday Third Street South comes alive with the music of Felix James from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 19.Rockin Country The Grayson Rogers Band plays from 8-11 p.m. Sept. 19 at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Sept. 19-Nov. 2 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Full Moon Friday Get down for A Night at the Roxbury, a s-style dance party beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at Tavern on the Bay. 530-2225. Movie Under the Stars Catch a free screening of the family-friendly Hotel Transylv ania at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Gulf Coast Town Center. www. Tigertail Cleanup Join the Ocean Conservancys International Coastal Cleanup effort at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 21. 389-5003. Fun for Kids The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County hosts a Day for Kids from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 featuring face painting, a dunk tank, bounce house and obstacle course. Free. 7500 Davis Blvd. 325-1700 or in Purple The Next Generation Purple Party to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Caf Lurcat and includes Motown music by the Greg Miller Band. $40. 775-3862 or Birthday Bash CJs on the Bay celebrates its fifth birthday with live music, happy hour, food specials, dunk tank and more from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 22. 740 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 3894511 or Rise & Shine The public is invited to a wine-and-cheese party to celebrate a new hair-drying system designed by Jeffrey Hall of Cottage 840 Salon from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Marriot Courtyard. 3250 Tamiami Trail N. Movie Night The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of A Heart in Winter beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 23. $9. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www. Local History Florida Weekly history columnist Maureen SullivanHartung presents Beer Worms, Square Grouper & Indians, Oh My! The Hidden History of Everglades City at 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Collier County Museum. 252-8476 or Cooks Corner Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life hosts a Sultry Days of Summer cooking class from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26. $60. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 514-4663 or www.goodlifenaples. com. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.Bring the kids and settle in under the stars for a free screening of Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13) starting at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 17 on the lawn at Mercato.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 C9 (239) 530-2225 FULL MOON FRIDAY Sept 20th 8pm A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY 90s DANCE PARTY DRESS TO IMPRESS! $100 TAB to Best Dressed! Complimentary Smirnoff Sorbet tasting and Cocktail Specials! PUZZLE ANSWERS CALLS TO ARTISTS The Naples Invitational Art Fest is accepting applications from artists working in all media to exhibit at the 17th annual festival that takes place Jan. 25-26 at Fleishmann Park. Awards totaling $5,000 will be presented. Online applications are due by Tuesday, Oct. 15, and can be completed by visiting Event sponsorships are also available. The festival was ranked 31st in the United States in the September 2013 edition of Sunshine Artist magazine. For more information, call Taire Malloy at 992-4680 or e-mail TMalloy@ The Inspired Artworks exhibition will hang in the lobby at Covenant Presbyterian Church of Naples-PCA as part of the fourth annual Storytellers Creative Arts Conference taking place Nov. 7-13. Artists can submit photos of their work for the jurying process at www. The entry deadline is Sept. 29; the $25 fee covers three pieces (framed illustrations, abstracts, photos and representational and graphic works, sculptures or crafts). Jurors for the exhibition are author/ illustrator Mary Lee Gutwein, photographer/publisher Susan Conner, painter and watercolor artist Emily James, pastel artist and silversmith Cheri Dunnigan, photographer Hans Schmidt, portraiture artist Frances Golden Bussing and painter Marty Keddie. The Storytellers Creative Arts Conference includes performances, keynote speakers, workshops and small group sessions plus an evening of talent, food, film and networking. Early registration is $79 per person; group and student discounts are available. For more information, call 250-1822, e-mail or visit www.storytellerscreativearts. com. Heres the lineup for the coming season of art festivals presented by the Naples Art Association. For registration details, call 262-6517 or visit www. Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair: Jan. 4-5 along Fifth Avenue South. Deadline to apply: Oct. 2. Naples National Art Festival: Feb. 22-23 at Eighth Street South and Cambier Park. Deadline: Nov. 6. Mercato Fine Arts Festival: March 1-2 at Mercato. Deadline: Nov. 13. Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts: March 22-23 along Fifth Avenue South. Deadline: Nov. 20. Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council invite submissions for their eighth annual juried painting exhibition. Following Rookery Bays environmental mission, work with a central theme of landscape is preferred but not required. Open to artists in Collier and Lee counties, both full-time and seasonal, the exhibit hangs Nov. 19-Jan. 30 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Deadline for receipt of electronic entries is Oct. 11. For entry rules and more information, e-mail Boulderbrook productions invites artists working in all mediums to apply online for 11 festivals in the 2013-14 season throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties as well as in Panama City Beach and Pompano Beach. Heres the schedule: Oct. 26-27: Naples Downtown Fall ArtFest Nov. 9-10: Pier Park Masters Art Festival, Panama City Beach Nov. 15-16: Seminole Casino Immokalee Craft & Music Festival Nov. 29-30: Sanibel Masters Art Festival Dec. 7-8: Pompano Beach Masters Art Festival Jan. 18-19: Naples Masters Art Festival, The Shoppes at Vanderbilt Feb. 1-2: Sarasota Masters Art Festival Feb. 15-16 Ol Art & Jazz Festival at Lely Resort, Naples March 15-16: Peace River National Art Festival March 22-23: Boca Grande Art & Wine Festival April 19-20 Balloons Over Paradise Festival, Seminole Casino Immokalee Apply at or call 293-9448 for more information. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club welcomes submissions for its 2014 Art on the Lake poster design contest as well as for artists to exhibit at the sixth annual art show. The winning poster artist will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Prints of the winning poster will be sold at Art on the Lake on Sunday afternoon, March 30, with proceeds to benefit ARTSPEAK, a program of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools helping students with autism focus on their strengths using art as a medium for self-expression. Artists can download contest entry forms and vendor information at www. Poster submission deadline is Feb. 28. The inaugural Upcycle! Art Fest set for April 26-27 on Sanibel Island in vit es entries fr om all artists who work with repurposed material. Those who apply by Oct. 30 will receive a $50 refund on their registration when the show is over. For more information, visit


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Aside from the fact that a new movie by Mr. Scorsese is always cause for excitement (and that Mr. DiCaprio looks to be at his dapper, charming best prior to his character inevitably getting caught), I think it will be interesting to see what parallels the acclaimed director draws between financial crimes of 20 years ago and those of today. Im betting theyll be shockingly similar. Anchorman 2 (Dec. 20) The world has waited nine long years for the return of Ron Burgundy, and if he treats the s the same way he handled the 0s, we all win. Along with director Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner return for a sequel in which Ron has lost everything, only to have a chance for redemption at the advent of 24-hour cable news. With Ron staying classy on the national stage and cameos from Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford, Tina Fey, Kanye West and more, this could be the funniest movie of 2013. August: Osage County (Dec. 25) Ive already pegged this one for a surefire Best Picture contender. Family drama is one thing. But family drama that prompts Julia Roberts to lash out at Meryl Streep is another altogether and its one that sounds too good to be true. In this adaptation of Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Ms. Streep plays the temperamental and abusive matriarch whose daughters (played by Ms. Roberts, Julianne Nicholson and Juliette Lewis) come to visit, prompting chaos to ensue. John Wells (the underrated The Company Men) directs, and with Oscar-winning Argo producer George Clooney also on board, how could anything go wrong? COMING UPFrom page 1 FILM CAPSULESThe Spectacular Now (Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Kyle Chandler) Sutter (Mr. Teller) is the popular kid in high school, and he unexpectedly takes a liking to Aimee (Ms. Woodley), who doesnt have many friends. A symbiotic relationship ensues and a beautiful one at that. Touching, heartwarming and surprisingly real, this is a teen drama from Americas heart. Rated R.Blue Jasmine (Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins) A down-on-her-luck former New York socialite (Ms. Blanchett) moves to San Francisco to live with her sister (Ms. Hawkins), but finds that things go from bad to worse. Writer/ director Woody Allen gets fantastic performances from Ms. Blanchett and Ms. Hawkins, and the drama is compelling. Rated PG-13.Were The Millers (Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter) A small-time drug dealer (Mr. Sudeikis) creates the faade of a perfect family to smuggle dope across the Mexico border. When a movie is this laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish, its easy to forgive the predictable story. Rated R.The Smurfs 2 (Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, voice of Katy Perry) Gargamel (Mr. Azaria) kidnaps Smurfette (Ms. Perry) because he needs her essence to turn his two pseudo-Smurf Naughties into real Smurfs. Its enjoyable for kids, but theres enough adult humor for it to be fun for the whole family. Rated PG.The Way Way Back 1/2(Liam James, Toni Collette, Steve Carell) While working at a water park the young, introverted Duncan (Mr. James) comes into his own over the summer in spite of his mothers (Ms. Collette) grating boyfriend (Mr. Carell). Moving, funny and inspiring, it has just the right painful warmth to remind you in a good way of your own teenage awkwardness. Rated PG-13.Pacific Rim (Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi) After giant monsters destroy the world, mankinds last hope rests in those who operate the large robots capable of fighting back. Its big, loud and entertaining, a legit feast for the eyes and ears. Rated PG-13.

PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 239-463-5505 1249 Estero Blvd. Voted Peoples Choice! Happy Hour 2-5pm Mon-Fri Schedule Online Lunch & Dinner 10pm Close Live Music Wed-Sun Yucatan Shrimp! Ft. Myers BEach :Sept 18th Book Signing Event!Meet The Author!Details Online12-2pm & 4-6pm FLORIDA WRITERSHeart, head and habits complicate an exotic, multi-cultural romance A Sahibs Daughter by Nina Harkness. Tollymore Publishing. 266 pages. Trade paperback $13.99, Kindle ebook $2.99.This gorgeous, exotic romance takes readers through almost half a century beginning in 1933, but its main focus is the 20 years of 19591979. These years focus on three generations of Indian and Anglo-Indian women Prava, Ramona and Samira ending soon after the birth of Samiras daughter. Written in an elegant, vivid prose style, the novel explores the relationships between adventurous men from England and Northern Ireland who leave their lower middle-class situations for opportunities on tea plantations in India and the women they meet there. Sahib is a respectful title for white Europeans of social status living in colonial India, roughly equivalent to sir or master, and it applies to the young Brits we meet who hold minor administrative positions on the vast, remote tea plantations that employ large numbers of native functionaries, field workers and household helpers. The pivotal year in the decades the novel embraces is 1947, when India becomes an independent nation and yet maintains patterns of its colonial heritage, including social and economic hierarchies based on class and race. How these play out in the lives of the principal characters is among the books most fascinating elements. Who is an appropriate mate for an Indian woman? Is marriage to a white planter a desired goal or a pairing doomed to grief? What is the status of racially blended individuals? How is it different in India from the UK? What are the chances for a comfortable entry or re-entry into English or Irish lifestyles for the family created in India? Where is home? The answers vary with the outlook and circumstances of the people themselves. In the end, they are individuals just as much as they are representative figures. The most complex set of circumstances has to do with Samira, who is courted by two men. First comes Ravi, the exceedingly handsome and dashing Indian man for whom she feels enormous passion. But Ravis attentions to her are inconsistent, and his periods of inattention are not sufficiently explained. We eventually find out that his parents are not at all pleased with mixed-race Samira as a proper wife for their son, and they are putting enormous pressures on him to accept an arranged marriage. Next comes widower Justin, a tea planter whose first wife, the Irishwoman Lorraine, died in an accident. Despondent Justin is roused from his numbed life by the much younger Samira, who likes him in most ways, but without deep passion. Tired of waiting for Ravi, and eventually hearing him admit that he is bending to his parents will, Samira accepts Justins proposal on the rebound. When he takes her to meet his family and plan a wedding in Northern Ireland, matters become extremely complicated, especially as Samira seems helpless in a world without servants. In addition, she is surprised to discover that she is pregnant. The authors handling of setting is one of this novels great strengths. Whether describing the home of a plantation manager, the social club that is at the center of community life, the modest clusters of commercial enterprises, the larger towns and cities or the back-home Irish neighborhoods, Ms. Harkness is a marvelous stage-setter. All the notes a film director would need for location shooting, set design and even costume design are lavishly available in A Sahibs Daughter. As the main characters move back and forth between England or Northern Island and India, we see the degrees of dislocation that the shifting environments and cultures bring to each of them. Identity is often compromised and confused. Step into this colorful novel and enjoy the sights, tastes and smells of the Dooars region, Assam, Darjeeling and Dehli; savor the delicious romances; feel the tensions of cultural conflict and change. For more information about Naples resident Nina Harkness and her book, visit 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. Nina Harkness

PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 Located at The Mercato of Napleswww t t hewi n n e l o ft o o f nap l l es c o o o o m m E E v e r r y T u u u e s s d d d d d a a a a a a y y y y y 6 p p m m M M i d d n n i i g g g h h h h h h t t t t 1 / / 2 P r r r i c c c e e e e e a a l l W W i i n e e e s s s u p p t o o $ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 % % O O O f f f f f f a a l l W W i i n e e e s s s o o v v e r r $ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $ 5 5 0 0 0 0 C h h e e s s e P P l a a a a t t t t t t e e e $4 f f ea tu u re w w in es s b y t th h h e e e g g gl l a a a as s s $4 f f ea tu u re m m m a ar t ti n n ni i i i s s $4 f la la tb r re e ad s E E v e e r y y S u u u n d d d d a a a a a a y y y y y 4 p p m C l l l o s s e e e e e L a a d i e e s N N N i g g h h h t t t t t T h h u r r s d a a y 6 6 p p m m 1 1 1 0 0 0 p p p m m m m L L I V E E E E E N T T E R T T A I N N N M M E E E N N N N N T T T By y th he F F Fl u u ut t t t te e e $ $ 1 1 0 0 0 0 B By t the e B Bo o t tt t t l l l l e e e $ $ 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 WRITING CHALLENGEGolf photo inspires tale of murderous intrigueRound two of our Writing Challenge continues this week with The Eliminator by Larry Wolf, a story that takes our golf course image in a completely unexpected direction. We want you to share your story with us as well. Using the photo from the golf course seen here as a starting point for your creative process, wed like you to come up with a narrative work of fiction of 1,500 words or less. There is no minimum length. No poems, please. Previous entrants are welcome to submit again. Florida Weekly will accept your original stories in Word format or pasted into the body of an e-mail until Saturday, Sept. 14. E-mail them to writing@ and we will print some of the best submissions. No snail mail copies will be accepted. Be sure to include your name, address and contact information with your submission. Feel free to include a headshot of yourself. The earlier we receive your submission, the better your shot at being printed. Well continue with various heats of the competition in the coming months. Two winners selected by our editorial staff will win a ticket each to the eighth annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference in November. Thanks for writing and good luck. The Eliminator BY LARRY WOLFPort CharlotteJoe lined up his putt as he always had, imagining the crosshairs of a scope over his eyes and zoning in on his target. He was playing with his regular Thursday foursome: Dr. Randy Wissinger, a chiropractor who insisted on being called Doctor because ever since he first hung his shingle and treated his first patient he heard how chiropractors werent real doctors; Gene Gaffney, a former Florida State baseball player who never made the big leagues but was a successful medical equipment sales rep; Dan Flack who owned several strip plazas in the area; and of course, there was Joe Irwin, or at least that was the name he was known as. Everyone knew Joe as an independent safety consultant specializing in nuclear power plants. Not even close. As Joe bent over the ball, he remembered what Andrew Guolfo, the assistant pro at the club had instructed him to do: Determine your distance and stroke then focus on the ball and do not take your eye off the ball until after your putt er has made contact. Andrews practice sessions are what allowed Joe to become one of the top three putting members at the club. Focusing was not difficult for Joe; he had plenty of opportunities to focus during his former career as a Marine sniper. Joe sank the 18-foot putt and made it look easy. After his round Joe returned to his villa on the 13th green. It was a classy unit with interior furnishings worth twice the value of the villa itself. Not uncommon for individuals in Joes real line of work. Joe checked his e-mail and found an assignment waiting. He would not know the actual details of the job until tomorrow when he arrived at the usual place, but there was a first class e-ticket, a car and hotel reservations booked in his name. He would arrive at LaGuardia at 11 p.m. tonight and Join us for a 5-course meal in the kitchen at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. OCTOBER 18, NOVEMBER 8, DECEMBER 2. Each course will be uniquely paired with wines or beers. { $125 per person } For reservations, please call 239.594.6058 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 WALDORFASTORIANAPLES.COM CHEFS TABLE DINNERSINDULGE TO THEFULLEST THIS FALL


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 Saturday, Sept. 28th | 7:30 a.m. | Physicians Regional Healthcare System-Pine Ridge 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Naples For registration and for further information, go to www.gcrunner.or g or call 239-325-1440 Sponsored by Gulf Coast Runners and Physicians Regional Healthcare System 5K Run for Prostate Cancer Awareness would have to be at the Bronx Deli at 7:30 sharp tomorrow morning. Standard operating procedure. Joe arrived at the deli and picked up a pre-ordered 2-inch thick T-bone steak wrapped in brown butchers wax paper tied with twine. He returned to his hotel room with anticipation and untied the string and opened the package. Inside the wrapper in lieu of the T-bone was a hardback novel with the name, location and a brief description of the target Joe had to eliminate. Also included was a single key on a key ring with a metaledged round paper tag. Typed on the ring was an address and unit number. No questions asked, just complete assignments. Born Michael Anthony Rivello, Joe Irwin spent his childhood and teen years in the Bronx on East 153rd and Melrose. A very proud Italian, he, his older brother and sister were home every night at 6 p.m. for dinner and they ate as a family. One better have a good excuse not to be at the dinner table on time, because disappointing his mother or making his father angry wasnt an option without consequences. Being familiar with the unwritten laws of the Bronx helped mold young Michael into the Joe Irwin he was today. Power was money and money was power, and those with both could control their own lives. The rest had to hope someday they too could choose, but in the meantime, they were smart enough to recognize that their compliance was their only hope of a decent, peaceful life. Back in his hotel room, Joe memorized the targets name, address and description using an old method he learned in the Bronx from an old friend and former hit man named Freddy Filo. Grab a notepad and write it down, read it, write it down, read it, once certain you would not forget, burn all the papers in the entire notepad so no one could get an imprint of the information from the pages beneath. It was Freddys wealth and carefree lifestyle that intrigued young Michael Rivello enough that after he spent 22 years of active duty in the Marines, his last eight as a sniper, Michael returned to the Bronx seeking a life similar to Freddys outside the law. Michaels employer set him up with the new identity Joe Irwin and guaranteed him at least 15 assignments a year, and each paid a minimum of $30,000. This was his 14th year doing the work, and Joe couldnt remember the last year he had less than 30 assignments. Very good money for part-time work, he rationalized, especially during those gut-wrenching moments when reality struck him that he was a contract killer, not a safety consultant. The brutal doses of reality and nightmares were much more frequent in the past few months. As Joe approached his 55th birthday he began to calculate how many assignments The Eliminator, as he was known, had completed. Joe wondered if he could ever escape the life he had chosen but was painfully aware that ending his employment would likely mean the end of his life. With the amount of information and the years of trust behind him, his employer didnt make a practice of unnecessary risk. Certainly the amount of information Joe had acquired and being no longer in his employers control would be considered an unnecessary risk. In fact, several assignments Joe had completed had been targets that either opted for retirement or were former colleagues who had chosen to drop a dime to the feds instead of doing time. As Joe arrived at the address on the key tag and took the elevator to the 11th floor, he realized his targets address was the adjacent building. This would be another empty apartment from which he would set up his perch and eliminate his target through two windows. He began to calculate the speed his bullet would lose based on distance and glass thickness and wanted to be sure the equipment waiting for him was of adequate caliber. He opened the waiting suitcase to see that whoever packed the equipment was knowledgeable enough an AS-50, .50 caliber military rifle complete with scope, tripod and silencer. Joe had used this before. After Joe set up, he turned off the lights, drew the shades and began to wait. During the wait, Joe dreamed of how much happier his life would be if he could just retire. He thought of scheduling a sit-down with his employer and negotiating a release, or just fleeing, never to be found. Each and every scenario he considered led him to the same awful conclusion. As his target turned on the lights to his apartment Joe realized he had set up near perfectly. The targets apartment windows were not only larger than most but without shears to cloud the view. Joe stared in shock as a second person entered the apartment; his body began to twitch uncontrollably, a woman accompanied the target. This was not just any woman. As a standard practice, if the target isnt alone, a second target was created and the unfortunate collateral damage was justified by claiming the innocent friends life would be ruined by what they were about to witness. Therefore their death was simply considered a mercy killing. As Joe gathered himself and looked through his scope, he realized the woman was in fact his high school sweetheart and his first real love. Michael Rivello and Jenni Weeks dated and were in love from the ages of 15 until 18. It was a month after their breakup that Michael enlisted in the Marines. Joe couldnt complete this assignment. He still had a spot in his heart for Jenni and hopes that someday they would be together again. His life for someone elses a decision he had feared for years. Joe left the equipment in place and and drove to the airport. Ironically, Freddy Filo Jr. the son of Joes mentor and an idol of sorts, arrived at the Fort Myers airport at 11 p.m. the following Wednesday, drove his rental car to the hotel and got a good nights sleep in preparation for an early morning at the country club. Golf was not on his agenda but the instructions from his employer were clear. On Thursday morning after his normal breakfast of cereal with vanilla almond milk and a banana, Joe met Dr. Wissinger, Gene and Dan at the first tee. Just another round with his friends until they reached the No. 3 green. Joe lined up his putt as he always had, imagining the crosshairs of a scope over his eyes and zoning in on his target, it was then the pfooot sound of the silencer from Freddie Filos Jr.s rifle was faintly heard through the palms. Joe did not make that putt.


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FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 2013 American Cancer Society, Inc.Saturday, October 12, 2013Cambier Park, Naples, FL Registration: 7:30 A.M. Walk Starts: 9:00 A.M.Questions? Contact Ashley Smith at or (239) 261-0337 American Cancer Society invests in groundbreaking breast cancer research and helps women in every community. In fact, one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer turns to us for everything from information about clinical trials to getting rides to treatments. Together, we can create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. Join Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and lets nish the ght. You can help finish the fight against breast cancer!MakingStridesWalk.or g 12980 Tamiami Trail N. In the Imperial Shoppes, across from Germain ToyotaA True Boutique Experience for the Condent Shopper. THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Mother Knows Best Its Portwenn Fun Day and the village is buzzing with excitement. P.C. Penhale is in his element rallying the runners and whipping up support. Louisas mum Eleanor arrives in Portwenn and Louisa is far from happy. 10 P.M. 18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre Explore the Kol Nidre, the most sacred prayer in Judaism that begins its holiest day of Yom Kippur. This program tells the Kol Nidre story impressionistically through the tales of those who have been touched by it. FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 10 P.M. Great Performances Hugh Laurie: Let them Talk British actor Hugh Laurie (House) showcases his musical side in a special filmed in New Orleans and features his performances with blues legends Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and Sir Tom Jones. SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 10:30 P.M. Yes Minister When Jim turns to a banker to rescue a doomed building project, he soon discovers it takes two to QUANGO. SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 8 P.M. Last Tango in Halifax, Part 2 Celia and Alan are enjoying their new life together, but widowed Gillian and separated Caroline have problems with their respective children and partners. During Celia and Alans engagement party, Gillians son is arrested for assaulting his mothers young lover. 9 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Foyles War Series 7: The Eternity Ring Suspecting that atomic research has been infiltrated, MI5 asks Foyle to investigate. Foyle learns that his former driver has been working for one of the possible suspects. MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Grand Rapids, Mich. Highlights include a letter from Grand Rapids native son Gerald Ford; a pair of earrings made from cufflinks given by Czar Nicholas of Russia; and an 1881 painting by artist Jasper Cropsey. TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 8 P.M. Latino Americans Foreigners in Their Own Land Survey the history and people from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands THIS WEEK ON WGCUTVSEE WGCU-TV, C25 Latino Americans, Sept. 17 Voted the Best 4 Years in a RowPhone: 239-337-7979 Phone: 239-262-8111www.pizzafusion.comLook for our new Naples location. Store Hours:Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm Sunday 11am-9pm Now Open!Pizza Fusion leads a new niche market by serving an eclectic organic menu with an earth-friendly approach via delivery, take-out or dine-in in a unique full service dining environment. We serve up gourmet pizza, salads, sandwiches, and more in their purest form untainted by arti cial additives, such as sweeteners, pesticides, preservatives and hormones. We also serve organic & sustainable wines as well as local micro-brewed beers. We are committed to the preservation and improvement of the environment in all of our operations.


into territories in the Southwest, and the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 8 P.M. Earthflight: A Nature Special Presentation Europe Cranes and geese rise over Venice, Dover, Edinburgh and the monkeyguarded Rock of Gibraltar. In Rome, the Loire Valley, Holland and Hungary, birds gather by the millions to breed. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 C25 Truly Ergonomic. Smart. Revolutionary. Hair Drying System Monday Septemb er 23, 4-8 pmIntroducing Airphysics hair drying system by Vexprro and featuring Mantra Professional Haircare products. Professional salon demonstrations using AirPhysics by stylists and at home use with our model Amy.Wine & Cheese partyAdmission is FREEMarriot Courtyard3250 N. Tamiami Trail Naples, FL 34103Jeffrey Hall Owner of Cottage 840 Salon Inentor of AirPhysics WGCU puts Ding Darling in the spotlight for one nightWGCU Public Media hosts The Hidden Works of J.N. Ding Darling, a onenight-only fundraiser at The Gallery on Fifth at Mercato, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. The exhibit celebrates the sketches, cartoons and artwork of the renowned conservationist and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist. Guests will be able to view many of Mr. Darlings works as well as rarely seen personal items and tools including paintbrushes, sketch books and photos. WGCU is hosting The Hidden Works of J.N. Ding Darling in conjunction with the release of a TV documentary produced by Marvo Entertainment Group titled Americas Darling: The Story of J.N. Ding Darling. The Darling family has provided a limited-edition print to WGCU to help raise funds. Fishermen I Have Met: The Old Sanibel Slip will be available during the event to those who make a donation of $125 to WGCU. Signed by Mr. Darling, the black-and-white sketch from 1956 shows the Sanibel slip before the bridge to Sanibel was constructed. The evening will include beer, wine and hors doeuvres and live music by Swing Set. Tickets for $50 per person can be purchased at events or by calling 590-2361. COURTESY PHOTO J.N. "Ding" Darling, circa 1904 WGCU-TVFrom page 24 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.

PAGE 74 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF CURRENT DATE SAVE THE DATE Longtime Naples resident Mary Jane Briggs has been named Honorary Chair for the 2013 NCH Hospital Ball. The gala set for Saturday, Oct. 26, at The RitzCarlton Beach Resort benefits the Pediatric Emergency Department at the NCH North Naples Hospital. Ms. Briggs, who volunteers as a Snuggler for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, continues a legacy of involvement with NCH that spans generations. Her husband, Dr. John Briggs, served as chairman of the board for more than a decade; his mother, Beatrice Branch Briggs, helped raise money for the original 50-bed Naples Community Hospital and served as the first chairman of the board. Tickets to the 2013 NCH Hospital Ball are $500 per person. For more information, call Miriam Ross at the NCH Healthcare System Foundation at 624-2015 or e-mail foundation@nchmd. org. Hodges University holds its inaugural Presidents Scholarship Dinner, Stepping out for Scholarships, from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Proceeds will benefit the schools Advancing Todays Woman: Women in Higher Education Scholarship Fund. The evening also celebrates Jeanette Brock, PhD, as the universitys new president. For more information, call Judy Coleman at 598-6122 or Alycssa DeLora at 938-7826. Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents CAPA Art Forms Sculpture from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at The von Liebig Art Center. The exhibition will include indoor and outdoor sculpture and wearable sculpture by Southwest Florida artists. Organizers are Richard Tooke, CAPA board member and director of CAPAs visual arts programming, and architect and art collector Charles Marshall. Wine and hors doeuvres will be served. Admission is $100 per person. Ticket proceeds and a portion of art sales will support the CAPA mission to build a state-of-the-art cultural and performing arts center that showcases local visual and performing artists. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Bayshore CAPA at 775-2800, e-mail or visit Baby Basics of Collier County hosts its sixth annual Champagne Brunch & Fall Fashion Show at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Dillards in Coastland Center. Baby Basics provides free diapers and supportive information to more than 325 infants and toddlers from lowincome, working families in Collier County and Bonita Springs. Program participants and their parents will be special guests at the event to share how the program has benefited their families. Tickets are $75, which lets Baby Basics provide 10 weeks of diapers for one baby. For more information or to purchase a tickets, e-mail or visit Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida presents Planting Seeds for Better Tomorrows from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at ArtisNaples. Guest speaker Kim Lear will discuss Four Generations of Family and Philanthropy. Guests will be able to wander the centers galleries while enjoying cocktails and hors doeuvres before the program. The evenings sponsor is BMO Private Bank. Event co-chairs are Marvin and Carol Lader and Dr. Nat and Susan Ritter. Tickets are $225. JFCS is a non-sectarian social service agency. For tickets or more information, call Jaclynn Faffer at 325-4444 or e-mail Harmon-Meek Gallery hosts the inaugural Visionaries of the Visual Arts awards and benefit dinner Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Three individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the visual arts in Southwest Florida. Keynote speaker Charles Shepard is director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana. Tickets are $125 per person, with proceeds benefitting art programs for children and at-risk youth in the community through the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Co-chairs are Kristine and Juliana Meek. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check made payable to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to Harmon-Meek Gallery, 599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309, Naples, FL 34102. For more information, call the gallery at 261-2637. Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the inaugural Pink Promise Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The multi-faceted ladies day out marks the hotels debut after a summer-long renovation project. Events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include several breakout educational sessions, a shopping venue, a live auction and survivor stories. Emcee and NBC2 anchor Heather Turco will introduce keynote speaker Diana Jordan, a comedian, author and breast cancer survivor whom Oprah Winfrey has called, one of the funniest people on the planet. Tickets for $150 are available at www. Fiesta in PAWradise, a dog-friendly fundraiser for the Avow PAWS Pet Program, takes place from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Avow. Guests will enjoy cocktails and heavy hors doeuvres, a silent auction, take-home portrait center, doggy fiesta fashion contest and a canine drill team performance. Tickets are $100; well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to accompany their owners. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 649-3683. The Immokalee Foundations 2013 Charity Classic Celebration, Pathways to Success: Voices of the Future, includes an evening of fine dining, entertainment and auctions of once-in-a-lifetime experiences to benefit TIF students. This years celebration takes place Saturday evening, Nov. 16, at The RitzCarlton Beach Resort. Chairman is Pete Negri; Louise Penta hosts the evenings Fund A Dream. Tickets are $550. Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. For reservations or more information, call 430-9122, e-mail info@ or visit www. Champions F or Learning -T h e Education Foundation of Collier County, hosts the Heart of the Apple luncheon honoring Alan Korest on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Hilton Naples. For tickets or more information, call 643-4755 or visit The Womens Initiative Network of the Community Foundation of Collier County hosts the inaugural Power of the Purse luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Grey Oaks Country Club. Guest speaker Connie Rose endured 16 years of childhood sexual abuse, much of it at the hands of her serial sex offender father. She founded Victims2Survivors to raise awareness and provide support for victims and survivors of sexual violence, sex trafficking and domestic violence. The foundations 2014 Women of Initiative honorees will also be formally announced at the luncheon. Nominations are being accepted at The award ceremony will be held on March 31 at the Naples Beach & Golf Resort. Tickets to Power of the Purse are $125 per person, $250 for patrons and $2,500 for a patron table. For more information, visit the website above. Humane Society Naples holds its Strut Your Mutt costume parade and contest for best-dressed pets and owners on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Germain BMW. Admission is free; registration for the costume contest (Most Original, Scariest, Celebrity Look alike, Cutest and Best Group/two or more pets) is $10. The societys 15th annual Tea & Fashion Show is set for Thursday, Dec. 5, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years theme is Passport to Paris. Co-chairs are Philip Douglas and Doug Olsen. Visit www.humanesocietynaples. com for information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities as the dates draw closer. The fifth annual Naples International Film Festival is set for Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 7-10. The red carpet opening night gala and screening take place Nov. 7 at ArtisNaples. Features, documentaries and film shorts of all genres will be screened at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato Nov. 8-10. Check for details as the date draws near, or call 775-3456. BRIGGS LEAR 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 Strawberr y Man! We are picking Dragon fruit, Zucchini, Squash, Cucumbers, Okra and Tomatoes! We now have open the only gem and fossil mining in SWFL. NOW SELLING HORSE HAY T&A 50/50, O&A 50/50 & O&A75/25


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Like us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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@ Love That Dress! for PACE at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Course TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 6 4 7 5 8 9 10 12 14 15 13 11 1 Trish Borges and Sherry Bryant 2 Tatiana DaCruz, Tammy Miloro, Lerato Seane and Kimberly Ouimet 3 Shannan Jacoby and Kristie Reinert 4. Samantha Duffi and Brandi Lostracco 5. Pamela Pascoe, Tim Kelly, Sally Richardson and Kyle Nevius 6. Robin Hamilton and Amy Hale 7. Nikki Gentil and Kimberly Alvord 8. Kelly Parker, Angelica Torres and Kena Yoke 9. Caryl Thompson, Anne Ross and Kelly Parker 10. Marjorie Johnson and Suzanne Todd 11. Frank Oericitano and Heather Serrano 12. Lynette Coffoy and Brenda OConnor 13. Jill Wheeler and Rosemary Baron 14. JoAnna Carrasquillo and Tania Wilozewski 15. Laura Garcia

PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 SOCIETY Preview reception for two shows at The von Liebig Art Center Like us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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@ WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY Gerry Crow Roeder, Lynne and Edwin Wilcox and Sandra Jackoboice Mari Ann Cundali and Joan Fiore Lynda Fay Braun, John Long and Andrea Clark Brown John and Theresa Donahue DOrazio Levi Hayes and Phil Smith Joseph Kramp and Angel Duncan Anne Burns and Ivan Seligman Sundance and Queen Etienne The Naples Depot hosts opening reception for Journey of Hispanic Artists in America Mila Bridger and Zawi Blake Becker and Kelsi Boyd Joan Talano with Bill and Carmina Kupersmith William and Martha Paquin Antonia and Jesus Bujans Kim Polson and Ron Jamro BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY


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PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 5321 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL 34142239-398-4157 Sign up now for convenient weekly delivery of locally grown produce and citrus from Collier Family Farms. For approximately $27 per week you can enjoy the benets of eating organic food grown by farmers you know and trust. Purchase your CSA membership today by visiting: 6 Convenient Pick Up Locations /// Organic Produce/// /// Delivery/// 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 SPAPAMPER YOURSELF THIS SUMMER To reserve your treatment, please call 239.594.6321 or visit A most rejuvenating spa experience awaits you. Relax and restore at the Waldorf Astoria Spa with the below summer specials priced from $110 per treatment*. Signature Massage Perfect Balance Facial Marine Sea Salt Scrub Spa Manicure & Pedicure *Valid through November 30, 2013. 22% service charge additional. PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previously reviewed restaurants: Capers Kitchen & Bar, 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 4317438 Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Capers melds the best of diners and full-fledged restaurants, offering a casual atmosphere, a friendly staff, housemade baked goods and jams, housesmoked salmon, live entertainment in the bar on some evenings and menu items such as pork osso buco and woodgrilled filet mignon. Yum yum shrimp was a plateful of sweet and tangy fried shrimp. The house-smoked salmon was somewhat salty and dry, but mustard dill sauce helped on both counts. Crab cakes are a house specialty and were full of lump crabmeat held together by what appeared to be bits of back fin, all lightly breaded and sauted to a golden brown. Cedar-planked salmon was nicely done, served with pomegranate molasses and rice studded with sliced almonds, dried cranberries and orange zest. For dessert: a slab of warm bread pudding with raisins, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2013 The Chapel Grill, 811 Seventh Ave. S., Naples; 206-4310 Casual yet stylish, this restaurant in the 65-year-old former First Baptist Church is packing the pews with a wide-ranging menu that puts a new spin on some very familiar dishes. The calamari, for instance, is strewn with chorizo sausage and tempura-fried julienned carrots served with a delicious mango-rum sauce. Seafood or steak, Chapel Grill seems blessed for success. A New York strip was perfectly grilled to medium-rare yet achieved a crusty exterior. The nicely marbled 14-ounce cut was dry-aged for 21 days, which imparted a noticeable richness. Red rock cod Florentine was a hefty fillet with thick flakes of moist white meat within its crisp oven-baked Parmesan crust. Inventive cocktails such as a vodka gimlet with balsamic-laced strawberries and fresh basil, or a bourbon highball spiked with The Kings Ginger liqueur and a kiss of cloves are sinfully indulgent. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2012 Michelbobs Champion Ribs, 371 Airport Pulling Road, Naples; 643-7427 Michelbobs signature spice rub enhances its slow-smoked Danish baby backs, a mustard and paprika blend presented in shakers on every table just in case you want an extra punch of flavor. There are also two bottled sauces to slather on the meaty bones one tangy with mustard (complex and well balanced) and one smoky-sweet (tasting heavily of Liquid Smoke). All of which is enough to satisfy anyone with a serious hankering for good ribs. If its smoked pork shoulder or chicken youre after you might be less impressed. 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 just add a little extra texture to the experience. A smoked pork dinner had an ample stack of sliced meat but it leaned toward the dry side. Among the side dishes, the smoky-sweet baked beans studded with chunks of pork were a real standout. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2012 Swan River Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market, 3741 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 403-7000 North meets South at Swan River, which has been serving the best of New Englands catch beside the treasures of Southwest Florida waters for more than 10 years. It captures the spirit of the Cape, with a nautical blue-andwhite interior and menu offerings of whole belly clams, broiled scrod and lobster rolls. But these are complemented by Florida stone crab claws (in season), Gulf grouper and Southern oysters. Appetizers of fried oysters and steamed clams proved that the kitchen has mastered varying cooking methods. And you wont find food buried under piles of fruity salsas and painted with colorful drizzles of infused oil or creamy coulis; its seafood cooked simply in order to showcase the quality of the main ingredient. Nowhere was that more evident than with the Maine gray sole, which was broiled to perfection with only white wine lemon and butter complementing the delicate flavor of the fish. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012 Tarpon Bay, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs; 444-1234 For a casual seafood bistro, it would be hard to beat Tarpon Bay. It has a ceviche bar, several varieties of raw oysters and lots of fresh fish options. We loved the sampler platter of eight varieties of ceviche (choose from one, two, three or eight types), particularly the Peruvian, a mix of scallops and mahi in a spicy marinade, and the shrimp with roasted corn, tequila, coriander, cumin and cayenne. This could be a meal unto itself. A grilled red snapper paired well with both the young soy white miso sauce and a slightly sweet ponzu sauce, but a spicy tropical salsa was a little overpowering. A lobster pot featured clams, mussels, lobster tail, fingerling potatoes, corn and roasted tomato. We added seafood sausage, which was delicious. For dessert: a flight of house-made ice creams. Both the peach and mascarpone cobbler were first rate. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor


CUISINEAptly named Meredays Fine Dining delivers exceptional food, serviceJust slightly off the beaten path, east of Tin City, culinary magic is brewing. Chef/owner Charles Mereday has created a restaurant that in a mere six weeks has developed an enthusiastic following and for very good reason. Mr. Mereday describes his cuisine as American and, given that the country is a melting pot, I find that an appropriate description. There are elements of low country cuisine, no doubt a result of his training at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, S.C. Time spent in Roanne, France, at the three-star Michelin La Maison Troisgros, has influenced his deft feel for creamy sauces, velvety purees and, of course, a fondness for foie gras. Theres a bit of island flavor that likely seeped into his repertoire while he owned and operated the Old Stone Farmhouse in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and a soupcon more surely made its way into the lineup along with some African flair during his time as executive chef at Philadelphias landmark Zanzibar Blue restaurant and jazz club. In short, the man possesses some serious culinary chops and he wastes no time in demonstrating them during a meal at his new Naples establishment situated along the upscale marina at the Naples Bay Resort in the space previously occupied by Olio and LOrient. With all that high-end experience, you might expect fussy, over-produced food, but Mr. Mereday keeps true to the style he describes on his website: Cooking with integrity and love. (Im a) believer and follower of fundamental cooking techniques (and) make no exceptions for superior quality ingredients. Keep it simple. Meredays offers diners a prix fixe menu, with three courses at lunch and three, four or five courses, with or without wine, at dinner. A charming and efficient hostess explains this to new arrivals before seating them. Those who want to try the food without committing to multiple courses can sit at the bar and enjoy a la carte selections, which might include cucumber gazpacho with poached Florida pink shrimp or tarte flambe with creme fraiche, belle chevre, petite herbs and white balsamic. But one look at the menu and we happily allowed ourselves to be led to a roomy table for two in sight of the open kitchen where Mr. Mereday, Executive Chef Joe Pittman and three other staff members were fluidly crafting plate after plate. The front-of-the-house team handled its job with equal aplomb. When our vigilant server realized my companion ate no meat yet had been served an amuse-bouche that contained bacon, he took it away and returned with a meatless version. The tidbit was a perfectly ripe fig with a dollop of blue cheese, two bits of Nueskes bacon and a whisper of bacon vinaigrette. (My companions version replaced bacon with balsamic glaze.) What followed were four stellar courses. For starters, I enjoyed an heirloom red and gold beet salad with grilled ricotta salada, mint, orange segments (membranes removed) and basil oil, while my companion enjoyed three large seared scallops, baby carrots, arugula and parsnip puree. The blend of crunchy bitter greens and velvety smooth parsnips was an inspired pairing with the lightly seasoned scallops. Warm house-made ciabatta rolls and butter arrived with the first course. They were so good I could have made a meal of them, but I firmly, albeit reluctantly, declined the offer of a second one. Next up were tender b utternu t squash ravioli with a tempura-fried stuffed squash blossom on a bed of tomato cream, and Creole shrimp with more of that divine Nueskes bacon atop cheddar grits, with bits of sausage, okra and tomato in the mix. Im not always a fan of piling proteins atop vegetables, but the grilled salmon on sweet potato puree and Napa cabbage topped by house-made red pepper jelly was another inspired combination in which the whole proved greater than the sum of its parts. I had questioned the server about the crispy duck leg and been assured that it would be crisp. It looked almost charred, and it crackled when I cut into it. The skin was perfectly crisp, yet the flesh remained moist, complemented well by a delicate wild mushroom risotto. Desserts, made by the staff pastry chef, were as well executed as the savory dishes. A mille feuille, similar to a Napoleon, consisted of thin, crisp pastry layers alternating with lavender lemon curd and segments of pink grapefruit, accompanied by a mound of yuzu ice cream. Also outstanding was a warm sticky toffee pudding with a sweet toffee sauce and lightly salty brown sugar ice cream. The servers, server attendants and the manager were ever vigilant. Our wine and water glasses never approached empty. Our silverware was replaced for each course. My companions napkin was artfully refolded when he made a brief trip to the restroom. Someone checked after each course was served to make sure everything was fine, and the manager made a point of inquiring about the duck and whether it had been satisfactorily crisp. Now thats attention to detail! Meredays is a restaurant you have to make a bit of an effort to get to, and the prix fixe concept is one to which some diners might have to adjust. But those who do will be well rewarded. Mr. Mereday is an exceptional talent, and Naples is lucky to have him. Meredays Fine Dining>> Hours: Lunch served noon-2 p.m. Monday through Friday; dinner served 5-9 p.m. every day >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: A la carte at the bar; prix xe three-course lunch, $25; prix xe dinner, three courses, $55, with wine $85; four courses, $75, with wine $115; ve courses, $95, with wine $145; weekday happy hour features wine ights and chefs choice of tapas for $10 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served >> Seating: Conventional tables, banquettes or at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Well-honed American cuisine >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.meredaysnaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 732-0784SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop left: Shrimp Creole features plump shrimp with cheddar grits, Neuskes bacon, okra and tomatoes. Above: Grilled salmon is served with Napa cabbage, sweet potato puree and red pepper jelly. At left: Sticky toffee pudding is served warm with toffee sauce and brown sugar ice cream. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | www.VerginaRestaurant.comVergina, Where Old World QualityMeets New World Innovation DINE WITH WINE2 Entres & a Bottle of Wine by Coastal Vines, CA $ 34 95Offered Daily 4pm-ClosingBAR SPECIALAny 2 Items from our AlFresco Menu & a Bottle of Wine $ 29 95Offered Daily 3:30-7pm. In the Bar Lounge OnlyLUNCH SPECIALMain Course & Soda, Coffee or Iced Tea $ 12 95Offered Daily for LunchFine Mediterranean Cuisine


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SEPTEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 3FLORIDA WEEKLY OULD THERE BE ANYTHING MORE FRUSTRATING in a beautiful home than a messy closet? Clutter ed, too-small closets are a stressful eyesore. No one knows this better than California Closets Director of Business Development Scott Scheffer, who has to hear customers lodge closet complaints on a daily basis. The company has renovated every type of closet, but in the case of these reach-in and walk-in closets, the makeover is nothing short of magical. In the case of a reach-in closet, this is a typical closet with a single row of hanging and one shelf above, Mr. Scheffer says, adding such a scenario is most often found in a homes secondary closets the guest bedrooms. The second astounding California Closets makeover is a master walk-in closet, with virtually no usual hanging or shelving. The reach-in closet was renovated for MAKEOVERBY KELLY MERRITTFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE MAKEOVER, 4 rescue Closetsto theCalifornia COURTESY PHOTOSCalifornia Closets reach-in before, at right, and after, above.CThe aesthetics of the new closet allow it to become a part of the homes dcor, and now its a beautiful new area of living that adds real value for the homeowner and a pleasant experience for guests. Scott Scheffer, California Closets Director of Business Development


FLORIDA WEEKLY4 LUXE LIVING SEPTEMBER 2013 organizational reasons. There was insufficient hanging space and the shelf was overloaded with an array of folded clothing. The floor was strewn with miscellaneous items. The reorganized closet offers much more storage space and simple peace of mind. The aesthetics of the new closet allow it to become a part of the homes dcor, and now its a beautiful new area of living that adds real value for the homeowner and a pleasant experience for guests, Mr. Scheffer says. In the case of the master bedroom walkin closet, it lacked any type of usable hanging space, had a mix of furniture and needed shoe space and a hamper. This was essentially a room with miscellaneous, uncoordinated elements and the closet was completely redesigned around the existing spaces features to neatly hold all of the existing inventory, Mr. Scheffer says. The end result was a clean white space with an abundance of easily accessible space. California Closets builds custom closets based on whats going into the closets and how those items will fit into a homeowners day-to-day life. Each California Closets system is custom-designed around each specific space. Any obstacles or challenges that could arise are handled at the design stage, Mr. Scheffer explains. Outside contractors were not a concern for either of these makeovers California Closets systems are installed by the companys in-house teams. Because we design our closets based on the inventory that the homeowners will be putting in it, the placement of items is decided and spelled out at the design stage, Mr. Scheffer says. Here are his tried-and-true tips for any homeowner who is revamping a closet: 1) Consider what you really need in your closets: Space is valuable and organization starts with deciding on the items that you really need or really love. 2) Think about functionality: where and how you dress each day, how you could make your mornings easier (using accessories such as valet rods to lay your clothes out the night before, etc.). 3) Be creative: California Closets has an extensive line of finishes and accessories and the designers can walk homeowners through the process of choosing what best suits a home and lifestyle. For more information or to schedule your own California Closets makeover, call 694-8100 or visit MAKEOVERFrom page 3COURTESY PHOTOSCalifornia Closets white walk-In before, above, and after, top. Because we design our closets based on the inventory that the homeowners will be putting in it, the placement of items is decided and spelled out at the design stage. Scott Scheffer, California Closets Director of Business Development HOME FURNISHINGS INFLORIDAS FAVORITE COLORSOPENMon-Sat 10am-6pm | Sun 12pm-5pm Like us on Facebook see more selection at www.DenmarkInteriors.comFinancing Available LIVE IN COLORLIVE MODERNStop by one of our three showrooms today to see whats new for season! With a wide variety of contemporary and transitional furnishings and accessories there is something for everyone at Denmark Interiors! FORT MYERS13411 Metro Parkway Corner of Metro & Daniels 239.561.5656NAPLES2160 Tamiami Trail N. Gateway Center 239.263.2506PORT CHARLOTTE18700-9 Veterans Blvd. Next door to Michaels 941.235.7711


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PAGE 86 FLORIDA WEEKLY6 LUXE LIVING SEPTEMBER 2013 Cathleen SwiftCOLLINS & DUPONT INTERIOR DESIGN WINS FIVE AURORA AWARDSCollins & DuPont Interior Design in Bonita Springs has been honored with five Aurora Awards, which honor the outstanding interior designers, builders, planners, architects, developers, merchandisers and other housing-related professionals within a 12-state region in the Southeast U.S. and eastern Caribbean. These latest honors are among more than 60 awards given to Collins & DuPont through the years. This round of awards was for a private residence in Naples: Best Interior Merchandising, Best Interior Detailing, Best Master Bath, and Interior Design by Lana Knapp, Senior Designer, ASID. Other awards were for a model home at Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs for Detached Family Home (over $3 million), Interior Merchandising (over $3 million) and Interior Design by Kim Collins, ASID; and Alina Olinger, Allied ASID. For more information, visit or call 948-2400.CATHLEEN SWIFT NAMED MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER DESIGNER OF DISTINCTIONCathleen Swift has been recognized as Miromar Design Centers September 2013 Designer of Distinction. She is owner of Naples-based Cathleen B. Swift Design, LLC and has more than 25 years in the interior design business focused on the luxury residential market in Southwest Florida. Ms. Swift is also a member of the Designer on Call service at Miromar Design Center. Miromar Design Center serves as my library in the interior design field, Ms. Swift said. It features the largest selection of fabrics, furnishings, finishes, casework, all of my tools and it is a pleasure bringing clients into this beautifully appointed building to make their selections. For more information on Ms. Swifts appointment as designer of the month or Miromar Design Center, go to MICHAEL MILLSPAUGH AND WATERSIDE BUILDERS TO COMPLETE FIREFLY MODEL Clive Daniel Home designer Michael Millspaughs latest model, Firefly for Waterside Builders on 4th Avenue South, was done in partnership with Kelly Bridwell and debuts at the end of September. For more information, contact Mr. Millspaugh at 213-7873 or go to IN THE NEWS Summer Clearance Sale!40%-70% SAVINGS ON ENTIRE INVENTORY...GOING ON NOW!VISIT US ONLINE FIFTHAVENUEDESIGNGALLERY.COM


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PAGE 88 FLORIDA WEEKLY8 LUXE LIVING SEPTEMBER 2013 MOVIE THEATERS AND HIGH-END SOUND systems are the ultimate home luxury. Some feature vast expanses of seating, bars and other such comforts, while others are intimate, converted screening spaces birthed from unused bonus rooms.Making the perfect movie roomAt places such as Silverspot Cinema, which holds the unofficial title of Southwest Floridas coolest movie theater, people live vicariously through what theyd like to have in the privacy of their own homes: an entertainment respite complete with cocktails, popcorn and hand-stitched, extra-wide leather seats. Tom Stoup, Silverspots resident film guru, understands why people are gravitating toward movie-going in their own homes. Nothing beats kicking back in such comfort to enjoy a great film the way it was meant to be seen, Mr. Stoup says, adding his own dream home theater would mimic director Martin Scorseses private screening room. The master has built his personal movie theater BY KELLY MERRITTFlorida Weekly Correspondent COURTESY PHOTOThis Tuscany themed home theater seats can be customized to size for any home.TIM GIBBONS / COURTESY PHOTOMichael Novak at his store, Epic Audio Video store. ENTERTAIN LET THEM YOUHome theaters and sound systems the new normal in luxury homes Nothing beats kicking back in such comfort to enjoy a great film the way it was meant to be seen Tom Stoup, Silverspots resident film guru, understands why people are gravitating toward movie-going in their own homes


SEPTEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 9FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOThis lush home theater seats 18 people and includes a buddy bar in the back of the room.COURTESY PHOTOThis home theater theme is build with a small stage for effect and a house full of his home with a touch of decorative reverence for old Hollywood. Michael Novak, the owner of Epic Audio Video, says a homeowner can have an amazing theater room for as little as $10,000 by converting a spare room, or can spend millions creating an oversized, extravagant space with all the bells and whistles. Mr. Novaks pride and joy is a multimillion-dollar system he designed for a Naples home. It has nine 7-foot-tall racks of equipment. A 3400 DVD Kaleidescape movie server sends different video to 19 Runco televisions simultaneously, he says. The 103-inch Runco plasma television is lifted flush into the wall on a custom aluminum winch and bracket system we fabricated from scratch, he adds. Theres pretty much nothing this system cant control. For a client in a Pelican Bay penthouse, Epic Audio Video installed a commercial wireless network so strong that the owner can watch a video on his laptop all the way into the elevator, down to the ground floor and then sit on the beach and never lose signal. And for another Pelican Bay client, Mr. Novaks company converted a guest room into a home theater with soundproofing, custom wall panels and draperies and installed Crestron controls, a Stewart screen and a high-power DLP Projector. From the electronics to the furnishings, Mr. Novak says, his company can convert a guest room, office or library from nothing into a beautiful home theater in about a week. Many homeowners who dont have an extra room to dedicate to watching SEE ENTERTAIN, 10

PAGE 90 FLORIDA WEEKLY10 LUXE LIVING SEPTEMBER 2013 TIM GIBBONS / COURTESY PHOTOVinyl records have become increasingly popular with collectors and serious music lovers due to superior sound quality.TIM GIBBONS / COURTESY PHOTOCustomers are known to sit in Mr. Novaks in-store music room for hours in the cushy chairs, listening to their favorite songs. Entertainment room dos and donts>> Do add a bar to your home theater if you have room. Your designer can arrange the bar and stools behind the seats with the bar ush to the back of the chairs. >> Dont buy a weak projector. A home-theater projector must be strong enough to throw enough light on a big screen. >> Dont skimp on speakers or power. Speakers dont sound their best unless you give them more power. Its about current, not volume. >> Do convert that little-used guest bedroom. In a small room you can still do a 110-inch screen, but there is no limit to how big you can go. >> Dont put a traditional popcorn machine in your theater. Theyre fun, but they have a very speci c scent that can grow old quickly. Youre better off making popcorn in the kitchen. Source: Epic Audio Video movies simply want systems that provide great sound and picture quality. Either way, Mr. Novak cautions that most houses are not properly wired for a media room. A homeowner wont even be able to get video on a television if the correct infrastructure is not in place. If youre complaining about your AppleTV picture stalling, thats because the backbone isnt done right, he says. Having a commercial-grade network in your home is absolutely crucial because the amount of traffic and video streaming on todays systems is far too much for the $100 router you picked up at a big-box store for total wireless coverage to all points of your home. The latest toy for grown-ups who love technology is the 4K Ultra HD television. The picture quality is four times clearer than regular HD its like the television difference between an early Kindle and the latest iPad. The planets first 4K Ultra HD media player is also a must-have. For the home theater, however, a screen and projector are imperative. The biggest television is 90 inches, too small for a theater room. Mr. Novak is in the process of building a new home theater in his store in Tanglewood Plaza that will feature the new Sony 4K projector, the same projector used at area theaters. Furnishings especially the seating in a home theater are critical because, as Mr. Stoup says, no matter how great a movie is, youre going to be taken right out of the mood if your lumbar begins to ache at the halfway mark. Steve Lush, president of Robb & Stucky International, says the hometheater market continues to be strong in Florida. People love the convenience of a theater in the comfort of their own home, says Mr. Lush, whose company also provides home-theater design services. Stephen Jaron is a builder and remodeler who has morphed many spaces into entertainment rooms. He says new construction is typically a blank slate, so location of a media room can be incorporated into the overall design of the home. In existing homes, we have seen a desire for homeowners to convert formal dining rooms into media rooms, Mr. Jaron says. Soundproofing is very important, and the proximity to living areas as opposed to sleeping areas. And because the technology is constantly changing, stick with brands and suppliers with a lengthy record in the business, being aware of trendy items that may become obsolete. Other notable products for the home theater include the JBL Synthesis sound system on which most movies, including Lucas Films, are mastered. Homeowners who have this system hear films how they were intended to sound. It begins at $35,000 and goes up to $450,000 for residential systems, and only covers speakers and electronics.The sound of musicFor music lovers, lyrics and melodies are like oxygen essential to life itself and a sound system is vital to any media room or whole-house entertainment infrastructure. Though Epic is cost-competitive, big-box stores are childs play compared to whats available to people who crave high-end music experiences. Take, for example, speakers impregnated with diamond dust that cost $15,000 to $25,000 per pair.In the music room at Mr. Novaks store, customers sit, sometimes for hours, in comfy chairs to listen to their favorite songs. Theyve been known to sway back and forth, hum and even burst into song, hypnotized by the music that has defined their lives and made milestones out of ordinary experiences. When you sit in this room and close your eyes to listen, you can hear the subtle drum brushes and guitar frets, breathing and things you just ignore in the regular day, Mr. Novak says. Clients listen to several pairs of speakers over and over until they find the sound they seek.But homeowners can also spend a few hundred dollars and get perfectly good speakers, Mr. Novak says, adding the biggest mistake some people make is equating volume with power. The speaker purchase is the most important part of a sound system, but this is where most people get it wrong. The speakers make the sound, so if you skimp here, then no matter how fancy the electronics you buy are, youll never hear much improvement. Speakers require significant clean power to sound good at low volume. Owning a nice pair of tower speakers but running them on a discount receiver from a big-box store versus a highwattage amplifier means the quality will suffer. Listening to a good pair of speakers on a quality 200-watt amplifier will sound completely different than using a 100-watt receiver at the exact same volume level, Mr. Novak says of the highend equipment he demonstrates in the store. Education is the key, and thats what we try to provide. Speaker designs include custom wood finishes and lacquers and the currently popular white speakers, among others. Respected brands to consider include the iconic, American-made McIntosh, Sonus Faber from Italy, UK-based Bowers and Wilkens, Canadian powerhouse Paradigm and Revel, which is made in the USA. ENTERTAINFrom page 9


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FLORIDA WEEKLY12 SEPTEMBER 2013 IN STORE Take a seat Palliser theater seats are known for their roomy 22-inch seat depth and 8 gauge sinuous wire springs for comfort but the high resilience foam for support and LED cupholder switch make these the perfect choice for home theater chairs. Choose from the Lemans or HIFI, both available at Robb & Stucky International ( Bowers and Wilkens 802 Speakers You dont have to own a recording studio to hear the same speakers used at the famous Abbey Road Studios. They use these Bowers and Wilkens speakers to mix their music. They are impregnated with diamond dust, which accounts for the $15,000 price tag for a pair. Bang your head at Epic Audio Video. Receiver All stereo components connect to a receiver that connects to the speakers, and in return it amplifies the signal of all of the components. McIntosh, an iconic brand that has been around since 1949, is such a major label, they licensed the name to Apple. Their receivers, for sale at Epic Audio Video, are some of the best ever made with every nut and bolt completely built in the USA. Popcorn maker Cuisinart has the cutest popcorn maker the EasyPop Popcorn Maker and it comes in eye-popping red in a nod to traditional popcorn machines. It makes 16 cups of fluffy popcorn in a matter of minutes and allows for adjusting oil, salt and flavorings. The best part? When its ready, you can serve it right from the popping bowl. We discovered this at Sur La Table in the Mercato in Naples, across from our offices here at Florida Weekly. 13500 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 10Naples, FLFlorida Licensed Contractor CBC1255349 Sophisticated Design TrendsOCTOBER SEMINARS FAST FOOD REDEFINEDSteam Ovens and Induction Cooktop Hosted by Wanda P effer & FI Build ApplianceOctober 9th THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASSGlass, Stone and Metal Mosaic Creations Hosted by Lindsey Davis & Design Works STYLE WITH SILESTONEExquisite and Elegant Countertop Trends Hosted by Nichole Claprood & Silestone THE POWER OF ILLUMINATIONContemporary Lighting for Todays Kitchen Hosted by Reed Design Build & Le Grand Lighting PROVIDING AN EXPERIENCE THAT ENRICHES LIVES AND REFINES HOMES


SEPTEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 13FLORIDA WEEKLY IN STORE FL O RIDA WEEKLY w Paradigm Soundcast Soundbar Digital review heralded this sound bar as meticulous in its speaker design for striking a succinct design and was designed to be perfectly tuned. Its manufactured by a family-owned company known for exceptional materials and copious research and development. At Epic Audio Video in Naples.Paradigms headphones These headphones were made by the No. 1 speaker company in the world, which also makes the aforementioned sound bar. Priced at $299, they are not cheap but you get what you pay for in music quality. These are noise-canceling and regular headphones, built with high-end materials in Canada. We listened to these at Epic Audio Video.illy stylish coffee If you want to impress your home theater or sound system listeners, also at Sur la Table is Master Barista champion Giorgio Milos favorite coffee machine the Francis Francis X7. He loves it because it makes a quick and easy espresso, but its also extremely stylish, much like the Italian champion himself (no wonder, it was designed by Italian architect Luca Trazzi.) It uses an iper capsule and internal thermoblock the panarello steam wand froths milk for cappuccinos and lattes. Available in red or black, also at Sur la Table. Old movie posters To add a classic touch to a home theater, nothing says film buff like a classic movie poster. Websites CineMasterpieces and All Posters have the largest selection of classic posters that have made films such as Casablanca and La Dolce Vita iconic images. (, Then, be sure to protect your purchase and prevent glare with an anti-reflective frame from Hollywood Poster Frames. ( MY SHOWER DOOR is Your Frameless Shower Door Specialist!STATE CERTIFIED CGG131150191My Shower Door Customer NAPLES239.596.325513500 N. TAMIAMI TRAIL (AT WIGGINS PASS)FORT MYERS239.337.366714261 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL (NEXT TO BONEFISH GRILL)TAMPA813.962.600814443B N DALE MABRY HWY (IN THE GRAND PLAZA)SARASOTA941.926.36674035 CLARK ROAD (IN THE EXPO ON CLARK)$50 OFFFREEREMOVALWith a frameless shower door installation. Not valid with any other offers. Expires 8.30.13OR VOTED BEST SHOWER DOOR IN AMERICA BY:


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FLORIDA WEEKLY16 LUXE LIVING SEPTEMBER 2013 The photos and suggestions in Entertainment Rooms: Theaters, Bars and Game Rooms by Tina Skinner (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.) will have you booting that collegeage kid into the dorm and knocking down walls to make room for a full-service bar. In these homes, each room featured is a private oasis showcasing everything from upgraded entertainment rooms to magnificent home theaters. It also includes references for installing bars of all kinds from a simple counter to a sports complex with multiple screens and gaming tables. The wine cellars and tasting rooms section of the book are simply delicious as are the indoor pool features. There are 200 full-color photographs to salivate over in Skinners book. ISBN-13: 9780764334078MUST READSeptember LL Reading List Introducing R RUM COVE by Bring Island Life to your home Naples 239.775.5100, 4600 Tamiami Tr. E. Bonita Springs 239.949.2544, 28801 S. Tamiami Tr. Fort Myers 239.322.5488, 12879 S. Cleveland Ave. LUXE LIVING is Florida Weeklys monthly guide to living well in Naples. Readers will enjoy the latest in local design, architecture, gardening and more. Luxe Living publishes the second week of every month in our Naples and Bonita Springs editions including our direct mailings to affluent communities. Call your account executive today to learn more about LUXE LIVING.REACHING NAPLES & BONITAS MOST AFFLUENT READERSFlorida Weeklys monthly luxury living guide. 239.325.1960Visit us online at B1LUXE LIVINGNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED DSECTIONWEEK OF FEB. 7-13, 2013 A fresh look at kitchens & baths D7 WaterElements for the home. D10 In storeLocal finds. D9 Sitting...Pretty. D13 PUBLISHES SECOND WEEK OF EVERY MONTH


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PAGE 98 FLORIDA WEEKLY18 LUXE LIVING SEPTEMBER 2013 MICHAEL MILLSPAUGH OF CLIVE DANIEL Home was part of the opening team for the brand in 2011. He had a working relationship with the owners for the prior seven years and continues to relish the honor of joining them in the quest to reinvent the companys residential interior design store format. Mr. Millspaugh takes delight in the fun his clients have when they realize how much fun they can have in the design process to achieve their ideal environment. Michaels latest model, Firefly for Waterside Builders on 4th Avenue South, was done in partnership with Kelly Bridwell and debuts at the end of September. LUXE sat down with him to get the scoop on a few design-build basics, what hes glad to see go away and the scorching-hot celebrity designer hed most like to decorate his dream home. Florida Weekly: Whats the difference in working directly with an architect and a builder? Michael Millspaugh: Architects have their own set of concerns based on history and their aesthetic, while builders are all about implementing the architects plan. FW: Whats your favorite design trend right now? MM: The movement away from the color brown. FW: What design trends are you glad to see gone? MM: Over ornamentation and excessive detail. Heavy, goopy furniture that screams nouveau riche is gone. FW: What design books do you recommend? MM: Albert Hadley: The Story of Americas Preeminent Interior Designer and Think COLOR by Tricia Guild. FW: If you could have a celebrity (or local) designer come decorate your house, who would it be? MM: Nate BerkusDESIGNER Q&ADESIGNER MICHAEL MILLSPAUGH COURTESY PHOTOMichael MillspaughNOTHING HELD BACKSALE ALL SHOWROOM PATIO FLOOR SAMPLESUP TO 50% OFFInside 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 ROOM 50% OFF insideout furnituredirect SHOWROOM OPENMONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY BY APPOINTMENT FIRE PITS ON SALE! Best Selection of Single and Double Bathroom Vanities


SEPTEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 19FLORIDA WEEKLY FW: What decor would you most want in your home? MM: A mix of classic modern, 18th century and sentimental pieces FW: What one design element in particular do you find challenging? MM: Curved windows can be unruly. FW: If a homeowner wants to go it alone, please share any advice you have for decorating resources. MM: Download shelter magazines and organize pictures of the pages you like in your tablet, or obtain hard copies of those magazines, tear out the pages and put post-it notes on the pages denoting likes and dislikes. This will help you establish a visual vocabulary that will keep you on track. Start with an area rug or art to anchor the room, establish a color palette and learn how to work in two dimensions on a floor plan to establish placement and size constraints. FW: What do you recall as an overthe-top, luxury outdoor space? MM: It was a single-family home in Bonita Springs with 18 seats at an outdoor tiki hut that was built under the screen enclosure with four separate lounging areas around the pool. This outdoor area was more than 2,500 square feet. Clive Daniel Home 2777 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 213-7873 COURTESY PHOTOIn this classic modern Pelican Bay condo, Clive Daniel Interior Designer Michael Millspaugh procured a stunning red couch to serve as the centerpiece of the room. 239-643-3050 www.epicavsystems.comLicense # ES120008334910 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 108 Naples, FL 34103(Next to the Outback Steakhouse)Southwest FLoridas largest specialty Audio and Video retailer. Specializing in the installation of Home Theater, Home Automation, Media Room, Lighting Control, and Distributed Audio. 25 years experience. Home Automation Distributed Audio Home Theater Lighting Control

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