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FOR THE REEFER The high-profile push for legalizing medical marijuana that could end up on the ballot next November ... BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ OHN MORGANS CHERUBIC FACE AND SOUTHern drawl in commercials advertising his law firm and its motto, For the People, are fixtures of life in Florida. This fall, he made an addition to his catch phrase in a push to make it legal for the states doctors to recommend marijuana to their patients as medicine, whether smoked or taken some other way. Lets do this for the people the really sick people, he says in conclusion, ending a minute-long spot aired on television and radio. God bless you all. Supporters say legalizing the drug as a medicine is the compassionate choice since so many people who use it attest to the benefits. They point to polling numbers that have in recent years shown rising support for making marijuana medicine, and to a lesser extent, a recreational drug. Critics contend the medical JSEE REEFER, A8 COURTESY PHOTO / FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATION John MorganMike Randall describes himself as an idea guy, someone whose ever-percolating mind churns out new ideas for his business at an almost endless pace. Its that creativity that has helped the Naples resident burst upon Southwest Floridas entertainment scene with a resounding bang this year. Mr. Randall is the driving force behind Southwest Florida Music Festivals, the slate of free concerts in Naples, Fort Myers Beach and downtown Fort Myers that started over the summer. Through his company, MAR Events and Marketing, hes also the organizer of the Dancing Under The Stars series at Mercato in North Naples and a host of other familyfriendly events he has lined up in Collier County between now and June. Next up, coming Saturday, Dec. 14, is Sounds From The Park at Sugden Regional Park in Naples. Sounds From The Park concerts take place on the second Saturday of the month; this months show, a salute to Elton John, features Off icial Outcome and The Rachel/Hughes Band.Organizing, promoting events is music to his ears VOTEYES NO ATTORNEY JOHN MORGAN BALLOTBY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE MUSIC, A22 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A18 HEALTHY LIVING A26 CLUB NOTES A28 PETS A30 DIVA DIARIES A31 HOUSE HUNTING B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B30 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C12 ANTIQUES C22 CUISINE C30 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 9 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 Fun for Boys & GirlsGolden Links holiday party benefits Boys & Girls Club, and more Society photos. C26-29 To hell and backCody Nickell portrays a new Scrooge for Gulfshore Playhouse. C1 InnovatorsLocal entrepreneurs winning ideas. B1 RANDALL

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 8 Dangers of Foot/Ankle Deformities DR. LAM ** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. FAHIM DPM AACFAS DR. TIMM FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. ADARVE DPM Now accepting new patients: North, Central and East Naples:(239) 430-3668www.NaplesPodiatrist.com1) Flat feet or high arches can cause your knees, hips, back to have massive pain 2) Unattended tendon injuries can cause permanent disability 3) Ingrown Nails can cause deadly MRSA infections 4) Diabetic foot infections are the leading cause of amputations 5) Bunions can lead to debilitating arthritis 6) Feeling of a pebble in your foot can be a nerve tumor 7) Previous Foot/Ankle Surgery gone bad? Board Certi ed Reconstructive Surgeons to help you 8) Heel/Achilles pain can resolve fast with treatment *Without proper care could lead to surgery We have exclusive Shockwave therapy for the pros, now open for everyone ** Scan to see Dr. Lam talk about foot & ankle trauma and the latest in technology COMMENTARYThe view from the front lines: lettersCharacter flaw?Roger, When it comes to local elections, Lee County Republican voters sometimes have had a tough time getting it right. Their selections have too often ended up in the slammer. Seven commissioners, two congressmen and one tax collector have seen the inside of jail cells while in office in the past 30 years. Voters put Ernie Averill, Mike Roeder and Wade Scaffe on the county commission in 1980. Not long after accepting their pubic trust all three went to jail after The News-Press revealed theyd been plied with female companions paid for by their favorite sewer contractor. Hometown favorite Charlie Bigelow was elected to the county commission in the mid-1980s and later was escorted out of a meeting in handcuffs by IRS agents angered over his refusal to return their repeated calls about his failure to pay his taxes. Voters later put his son, Brian Bigelow, on the commission but he, too, left in disgrace after run-ins with the cops. Voters made Dick Steele first a county commissioner even as he was bouncing personal checks, then Lee County Tax Collector. He went to prison when the feds caught him taking kickbacks on his offices expensive purchases of mobile field units. The voters were again led down a primrose lane by suave Mark Foley (former U.S. Representative, District. 16). He (used) his turn at the congressional public trough by chasing young pages. They swept Vicki Lopez onto the Lee commission in the early 1990s, only to watch her sent off to prison for mail fraud by lying in writing about her romantic relationship with a lobbyist seeking county contracts. They were certain amiable Tammy Hall would make a swell commissioner. She ended up decorating her home from her campaign treasury, a shopping spree the feds couldnt let continue. And now there is their poster boy for family values, U.S. Rep. Trey Radel. Whoops again. Radel wants to keep his job in D.C. while recovering at a Club Rehab in Naples. Returning to D.C. as a recovering alcoholic is akin to holding a Gamblers Anonymous meeting next to the craps table at Harrahs Casino. Some of his most devout followers want the rest of us to believe hes courageous for admitting hes an alcoholic. Really? Real courage would have been for him to tell voters he was an alcoholic during his primary campaign last year. Former Lee County Republican Party Chairman Gary Lee thinks its time for his party to take a deeper look into its local candidates lives before the elections. A good idea, Gary. Perhaps The NewsPress and Florida Weekly will lend a hand in that task. Lee Melsek, Fort Myers Beach and North CarolinaWelfare and drug testing:Roger, I think I was the only liberal Democrat for my 60-plus years in central Pennsylvania, so I should be used to the feeling (here). I argue constantly with my tea party cousin about welfare. Pennsylvania is one of the more generous welfare states, so I pointed out that if her husband left her and her daughter, she could get a whopping $316 a month for the two of them in Cash Assistance, and maybe $150 in Food Stamps. Oh, OK, Medicaid, but you cant eat that or use it for rent/ utilities. And then we want to drug test these people in Florida. The cost of all of the administration needed to do it would far, far outweigh catching anyone. And this proposal comes from those who rail about government invasion into their lives. Hypocrites. Absurd! Hell, (U.S. Rep.) Trey Radel wouldve used up his entire Welfare check in one buy! Oh, and now I read Mr. McGillicuddy #4 (former U.S. Rep. Connie Mack) might run again. Well, as Slim Pickens said in Blazing Saddles, I AM depressed. Ted Crawford, Fort MyersAmerica, Love It or Leave It:Roger, I realize you and your whiny little editor despise the history and basic foundations of our racist and immoral country (based on your musings, writings and the overall impression you give). Oh unless they are about Democrats. All of them are perfect and working for the betterment of all mankind. Its only those bastard Republicans and Conservatives keeping us from a utopic world. But exactly which country is rushing aid to the victims of the typhoon and already has boots on the ground? Guess Obama will do a helicopter ride over and promise more aid which will never come because of caveats or contain the ifs he didnt state fully. Oh wait they cant vote for him so he wont say anything. Mainly because hes got a tee time. By the way: The answer is the U.S.A. Im sure there are countries that would be willing to accept a brilliant writer and his whiny little editor. They have national healthcare, no racist past and would love to have you. I know a lot of people who would help pay for the one-way tickets. Of course there are supplements that take you to those places before you write your columns. Take a trip and never leave the farm! (Actually could explain a lot). Ed Bennett, Fort Myers(Response: Thanks, Ed. My whiny little editor and I both like Paris. Send the tickets to the Fort Myers office, if you dont mind.) o f p m t


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 Poverty wages in the land of plentyThe holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their staffs. Undergirding the sale prices is an army of workers earning the minimum wage or a fraction above it, living check to check on their meager pay and benefits. The dark secret that the retail giants like Walmart dont want you to know is that many of these workers subsist below the poverty line, and rely on programs like food stamps and Medicaid just to get by. This holiday season, though, low-wage workers from Walmart to fast-food restaurants are standing up and fighting back. Walmart was put in an uncomfortable spotlight on what should be the happiest day of the year for the retailer, Josh Eidelson told me, reporting on the coordinated Black Friday protests. These were the largest protests weve seen against Walmart... you had 1,500 stores involved; you had over a hundred people arrested. Walmart is the worlds largest retailer, with 2.2 million employees, 1.3 million of whom are in the U.S. It reported close to $120 billion in gross profit for 2012. Just six members of the Walton family, whose patriarch, Sam Walton, founded the retail giant, have amassed an estimated combined fortune of between $115 billion-$144 billion. These six individuals have more wealth than the combined financial assets of the poorest 40 percent of the U.S. population. Walmart workers have been organizing under the banner of OUR Walmart, a worker initiative supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers union. Workers have taken courageous stands, protesting their employer and engaging in short-term strikes. Walmart has retaliated, firing many who participated. One of those fired was Barbara Collins, who worked for eight years at the Walmart in Placerville, Calif. I was terminated for speaking out, Collins told us on Democracy Now! On Nov. 18, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the strikes were protected worker actions. Collins, who was speaking to us from Bentonville, Ark., where she was protesting Walmart at its world headquarters, told us: The NLRB ruling is just overwhelming. We are really excited that they found that were telling the truth, that they broke the law, and we want to be reinstated. The public-policy think tank Demos issued a report, A Higher Wage is Possible: How Walmart Can Invest in Its Workforce Without Costing Customers a Dime. Demos analyzed a growing demand from the Walmart worker movement for a guaranteed base salary for full-time workers of $25,000 per year. We found talking to Walmart workers over and over again that their wages give them just enough to meet their basic needs, and at the end of every month, theyre making critical trade-off decisions, Catherine Ruetschlin, one of the reports co-authors, told us. Determining whether theyre going to get medicine or pay their school fees or put food on the table or keep their electricity on. The report explains that if Walmart redirected the $7.6 billion it spends annually on repurchases of its own company stock, these funds could be used to give Walmarts low-paid workers a raise of $5.83 an hour, meeting the salary goal of the workers. Parallel to the Walmart campaign is a drive for higher wages in the fast-food industry. In more than 100 cities, workers are organizing protests and strikes ... and winning. In SeaTac, the Washington state municipality where the Seattle-Tacoma Airport is located, voters approved a local minimum wage of $15 an hour. As with Walmart workers, fastfood giants like McDonalds and Yum Brands (which owns KFC and Taco Bell) all feast from the public trough: Their workers, earning poverty wages, depend on public-assistance programs like food stamps and Medicaid, while their enormous CEO benefit packages qualify for corporate tax deductions, as reported by the Institute for Policy Studies this week. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25, equivalent to an annual income of $15,080 for a full-time worker. If the minimum wage had kept up with inflation since 1968, it would be $10.74, enough to lift a family of three above the poverty line. If the wage had grown at the same pace as worker productivity (since each worker per hour produces much more now than in decades past), it would be $18.72 per hour. And if the minimum wage had skyrocketed at the same pace as wages for the top 1 percent, it would be $28.34. These figures from the Economic Policy Institute explain why President Barack Obama is pushing for an increase in the minimum wage. Progress on the minimum wage, and on workers rights at Walmart, McDonalds and the other multinational corporations that depend on public subsidies for their workers, will come not from a stroke of the presidents pen, but from the concerted efforts of workers and their allies, from the streets to the voting booths. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller. OPINIONThe bad faith presidencyAt the end of the day, the root of President Barack Obamas mendacity on Obamacare was simple: He didnt dare tell people how the law would work. He couldnt tell people how the law would work. Forthrightness was the enemy. It served no useful purpose and could only bring peril, and potentially defeat. It had to be banished. Instead, President Obama made the sale on the basis of dubious blandishments and outright deceptions. If this is the only way to pass your signature initiative and a decadeslong goal of your party it ought to give you pause. But Obama was a natural at delivering sweeping and sincere-seeming assurances that just werent true. This kind of thing is his metier. If he were awoken at 3 a.m. and told that he had to make the case for nationalizing the banks by denying he was nationalizing the banks, he would do an entirely creditable job of it, even without a teleprompter. The salesmanship for Obamacare represents in microcosm the larger Obama political project, which has always depended on throwing a reassuring skein of moderation on top of left-wing ideological aims. All politicians are prone to shaving the truth and trying to appear more reasonable than they are. Obama has made it an art form. He will never admit his deep bias toward the growth of the federal government, or that he doesnt care that much if Iran gets the bomb, or that he is liquidating the American leadership role in the Middle East. No, no he is just trying to make government work, giving diplomacy a chance and pivoting to Asia, respectively. In this vein, the things that the president couldnt say about Obamacare keep mounting. The New York Times reported the other day on how the word redistribution, which aptly describes the laws intent and effect, is anathema. These days the word is particularly toxic at the White House, according to the paper. But the redistribution of wealth has always been a central feature of the law and lies at the heart of the insurance market disruptions driving political attacks this fall. Heaven forbid that the president tell people that. The Times notes that the last time the president mentioned redistribution, it was of course to say that he wanted nothing to do with it. In private, the president admits that he has kept his true ideological self carefully under wraps. According to the authors of Double Down, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Obama brought up climate change in a political strategy meeting in 2011 as an example of his undue caution. Maybe I should just come out and say what I really feel, he said. Maybe I should just say what I think about everything. As a crazy thought experiment, his aides let him dabble with heartfelt sincerity. To the next meeting he brought a list of causes dear to him, all liberal cliches: climate change, immigration reform, poverty, Israeli-Palestinian peace, closing Gitmo and gay marriage. Only gay marriage surfaced in the presidential campaign because he couldnt bear any longer to hide what he really thought. He knew the danger of too much forthrightness. 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Dudley Goodlette has generously given back to the local community, always in a professional and cordial manner, says Jeanette Brock, president of Hodges University. We are pleased to honor him for all these years of service by naming him as our 2014 Humanitarian of the Year. Born in Hazard, Ky., Mr. Goodlette moved to Naples with his family in 1954 when his father was hired to put radio station WNOG-AM (Naples-onthe-Gulf) on the air. After graduating from high school, he served for a period in the West Point Military Academy and went on to earn a bachelors degree in business and political science from Eastern Kentucky University and a juris doctorate from the University of Florida. Returning to Naples to serve as a real estate attorney practicing in land use and zoning law, Mr. Goodlette quickly earned a reputation as a business and community leader. He has served and supported the Collier County Bar Association, the Economic Development Council of Collier County, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Collier County, YMCA of the Palms, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Childrens Trust of Collier County and Boy Scouts of America of Southwest Florida. Mr. Goodlette also served four years on the board of governors for the Florida Bar Association and was chosen to serve on the 20th Judicial Circuit, Judicial Nomination Commission from 1986 to 1990. His desire to help the community led him into public service. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1998 and subsequently reelected until term limits caused him to step down in 2006. He was chief of staff to the speaker of the House of Representatives in 2009-10. His passion for continuing education led Mr. Goodlette to serve on the board of trustees of Edison Community College (now Edison State College). From 201112, he served as the schools interim president. He served two years on the board of International College (now Hodges University) and is currently on the board of trustees for Florida Gulf Coast University. He also served on FGCUs presidential search committee in 2008. Now 65, Mr. Goodlette remains active in community service and provides legal counsel to clients on both public and private matters. He also is chairmanelect of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and will serve a two-year term beginning in May 2014. Among the many accolades he has received, Mr. Goodlette has been recognized as the Economic Development Council of Collier Countys Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in 2001; Junior Achievement Business Leadership Hall of Fame in 1999; Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Man of the Year in 1996; and Naples Daily News Citizen of the Year for 1993-1994. He also was awarded Edison State Colleges Holland T. 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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 movement is actually part of the wider legalization movement. And they say its too soon to label marijuana a medicine, whether used by a terminally ill cancer patient to relieve pain and nausea related to chemotherapy, or by someone with a bad back. I have great concern about something thats being used for medication that hasnt gone through proper testing and been approved by channels such as the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), said Diane Ramseyer, director of Drug Free Charlotte County. She adds, We fought a long hard battle to be able to deal more effectively with improper use of pain clinics. I would hate to see this become the next, similar issue and have to fight that battle again.People behind the push Nearly overnight, Mr. Morgan became the single most visible figure in Floridas movement to reform marijuana laws, with his money the catalyst behind a push to put medical marijuana up for a public vote on the states 2014 elections ballot. In the U.S., 20 states and the District of Columbia have made the drug legal to some degree, medically or recreationally, many of them through a ballot referendum like Mr. Morgan is proposing. John A. Armitstead, system director of pharmacy services at Lee Memorial Health System, is concerned the popular movement to allow marijuana use for so-called medical purposes (if not recreational) obscures the drugs true status. He suggests cannabis in its raw form, harvested and smoked, vaporized, or made into a variety of edible products, is unreliable as a medicine; not by any official standard safe or effective. Its grown, harvested and ingested in a variety of ways. I dont necessarily think that its medical marijuana, he said, in part because of a lack of research, stymied by federal rules that make testing it in the United States difficult. For that reason, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists opposes state measures allowing the use of medical marijuana, he notes, but encourages the Drug Enforcement Administration to eliminate barriers to medical marijuana research. He adds, Im not an advocate of putting it up for public voting. Public voting on a medical knowledge issue, it doesnt seem rational to me.Fighting for the ballotMr. Morgans campaign to put medical marijuana up for a public vote on the November 2014 ballot and install legal marijuana in the state constitution has been rolled out under the name United for Care. Miami Beach consultant and Democratic fundraiser Ben Pollara is managing the campaign, which he says could cost as much as $10 million before it concludes. Mr. Morgan would presumably pay the lions share, aided by fundraising efforts. United for Care is circulating a petition statewide in an attempt to gather the required 683,149 verified signatures by a Feb. 1 deadline (meaning they actually need about a million signatures) to put its Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions referendum on the 2014 ballot. Mr. Pollara says about 500,000 have signed the petition so far. The group also has another hurdle: the Florida Supreme Court. Resistance from all sidesOpposition to United for Care has come from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the leaders of both the Florida House and Senate. In a letter to the court asking them to strike down Mr. Morgans ballot language, Ms. Bondi argued that it would allow marijuana use not just for the really sick people, with chronic, often terminal conditions, but for potentially anyone: The ballot title and summary suggest that the amendment would allow medical marijuana in narrow, defined circumstances, and only for patients with debilitating diseases. But if the amendment passed, Florida law would allow marijuana in limitless situations. Any physician could approve marijuana for seemingly any reason to seemingly any person (of any age). The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments from both sides earlier this month and is expected to rule on the issue near the end of the year or early next year. The court will decided whether or not the item can appear on the ballot. Ultimately, it would be the voters who pass or kill the measure. Far from misrepresenting itself to voters, as Ms. Bondi suggested, the ballot initiative has a single subject: its clear, precise, it puts people on notice, said attorney Michael Minardi, a member of the Palm Beach County chapter of People United for Medical Marijuana. Im hoping the (Florida) Supreme Court will do the right thing and approve the petition and let the people of Florida decide if the state should have medical cannabis. Whatever the courts decision, Mr. Minardi suggested the heightened public interest surrounding marijuana will make it a significant topic in next years elections. I already think, and Im pretty sure this will be part of the debates next year, it will be something thats talked about, he said. I think its going to be a very interesting election I think there are so many people in the closet who tend to be more conservative who may support it, but out in the public, theres no way. So I really do think its going to pass if we get it on the ballot. Jodi James, as executive director of Florida Cannabis Action Network, advocates working with legislators to reform marijuana rules in the state, ultimately regulating it as a legal recreational and medical drug. But she sees the ballot drive as a public showdown in which the complexities of making marijuana legal could be lost. Certainly the Morgan campaign has raised the level of discussion because hes put so much money into public awareness, she said. But she adds, If John Morgan or anyone of that stature had come to me and said, my interest is entirely about making sure the people of Florida who were suffering had access to the best treatment plans and cannabis what could we do? This is not what I would have (recommended). When we put it on the ballot what were going to get is my media machine versus the oppositions media machine as opposed to really being able to talk about the nuances (of marijuana law reform). Meanwhile, we have sick and dying patients that cant afford to have this political football happening. Mr. Pollara and others point to recent polls showing that more than 60 percent of Florida voters the minimum number needed to pass the referendum support legalizing medical marijuana, and say the legislature has already had its chance to act. Florida Sen. Jeff Clemens, a Democrat from Palm Beach County, led efforts in the legislature to make marijuana medicine in the state. In 2011 and again in 2012, he sponsored a resolution in the House that would have put medical marijuana on the ballot. This year he drafted a bill that would have allowed legislators to vote in favor of marijuana as a medicine, but that effort also died. Other critics of the campaign suggest Mr. Morgans motives are political; that the medical marijuana campaign is a ploy to draw Democrats out to vote in the next election. Supporting that claim is the fact that former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist now a Democrat who works for Mr. Morgans firm will run for governor in 2014. Save Our Society from Drugs, a St. Petersburg-based lobbying group, is one of the top sources of opposition to the ballot measure. We dont feel like this is about medicine: its about legalization, said Calvina Fay, the organizations executive director. You get at medicines through plant material by finding specific compounds that have medical value, by separating them, and replicating them. You dont take the whole plant and roll it up in a piece of paper and smoke it. Others are concerned that if the drug were made available as a medicine, and given that official seal of approval, it would become all the more accessible for children. When we look at school-related issues and treatment at (the mental health facility) David Lawrence Center, we are seeing that marijuana is the number one issue for youth for substance abuse issues, said Melanie Black, director of Drug Free Collier. Recognizing theyre a priority and were here to protect them, we are opposed to the efforts to legalize smoked marijuana. The Collier County Sheriffs Office declined to comment on Mr. Morgans push to put medical marijuana on the ballot. But early this year, Capt. Harold Minch, who heads CCSOs special investigations unit, told Florida Weekly that in his experience making it legal probably wouldnt mean that more people would start using it. Have we made any headway (toward stopping marijuana use) in the last 25 years? I think the answer is absolutely not, he said. Is there some benefit to continuing this level of enforcement or should we look at the realities of marijuana itself? I think law enforcement at this point is really looking for better answers. Even so, the Florida Sheriffs Association opposes Mr. Morgans plan. I think its taking a step in the wrong direction, said Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell. In speaking with sheriffs from Washington and Colorado, Mr. Prummell said, they told him that after pot was made recreationally and medically legal in those states, DUIs and the cost of enforcement efforts both increased.REEFERFrom page 1If United For Care gathers 683,149 signatures by Feb. 1 and the Florida Supreme Court rejects the state attorneys argument against it, voters will be able to vote on medical marijuana next November. BONDI MORGAN


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A9 Politics of weed get personalArguing against suggestions that he is insincere about the campaign, Mr. Morgan cites personal ties to the medical marijuana movement. Two of his family members who have used pot to treat medical symptoms his late father, when he was sick with cancer, and his brother, who is quadriplegic are driving forces behind his motivations for bankrolling the campaign, he says. Mr. Morgan first got involved about a year ago in January, says Mr. Pollara, who at that time had just finished managing a political committee to support Democratic Sen. Bill Nelsons re-election campaign. He used leftover money from the campaign to fund a poll asking 600 Florida voters if they would support medical marijuana. In general, he found that 61 percent did, while 37 percent were opposed. Encouraged by the results, he contacted Kim Russell, who four years ago founded Orlando-based People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM). The group had tried and failed before to collect enough signatures to put a referendum on the ballot, but it had retained a volunteer base. A friend of Mr. Pollaras also suggested he e-mail John Morgan about the ballot initiative; when he did, Mr. Morgan responded right away agreeing to spearhead the effort, Mr. Pollara said, reigniting the effort with wealth and name recognition. The same week, Mr. Pollara met Mr. Morgan and Ms. Russell for lunch in Orlando to talk over details and officially make Mr. Morgan chair of PUFMM. They also rebranded the foggysounding PUFMM, changing the name of the organization to United for Care. Besides Mr. Morgans ads, United for Care has hired a Los Angeles, Calif., based petition-gathering firm, PCI Consultants, which employs people to gather signatures. They advertise on places like craigslist and the Palm Beach Medical Marijuana Petition Facebook page, claiming petition gatherers can make $15 to $30 per hour. Their employees show up throughout the state, including at a gas station on U.S. 41 just north of Sarasota, and on a weekend evening on a street corner in downtown Fort Myers. Mr. Pollara also runs a volunteer operation with about 10 staffers in Florida who promote the campaign informally at places like farmers markets and football games; a schedule of events is listed on United for Cares website. Our number one goal, and really our only goal, is to get the relief and legal access to people who really need it in the state, Mr. Pollara said. Asked about legalizing pot as a recreational drug to some degree, like alcohol, he said, From a personal perspective, I think marijuana should be legal, but thats not what were trying to accomplish here. Frankly, if this bill passes and thats it from the state of Florida, Id be happy with that. Id much rather see it legal for really really sick people now. If you look at the public opinion data, of which there is quite a bit, it is socially and politically acceptable as it is its kind of no brainer. Grandmas sick? Pot can help her? Why not? If you know somebody whos in pain and theres a glimmer of hope that medical marijuana can relive their suffering, its a pretty stone cold person that doesnt think it should be allowed.One converts storySome users attest that medical marijuana will have the opposite effect: getting people off prescription painkillers. My introduction to medical marijuana took place about a year and a half after a serious injury that led to my early retirement from the Department of Corrections (in Nevada) said Cape Coral resident Anthony Cincotti, a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a national group that advocates drug regulation instead of prohibition. After spending most of his time confined to the couch, consulting doctors, and taking a massive amount of powerful prescription opiate and morphinebased painkillers, Mr. Cincotti said, one doctor suggested using marijuana. Within the first 45 days, I eliminated eight of the 14 medications from my morning ritual, he said. His preferred method was to use a vaporizer to inhale the pot, rather than smoke it. A vaporizer burns at a much lower temperature than smoking, and many believe that vaporizing is a safer way to ingest the drug. Doing so, Mr. Cincotti says he was able to eventually wean himself off the prescription drugs. With a license from the state of Nevada which required a lengthy process of approval he was allowed to grow the plant at home. Marijuana isnt the gateway (drug), Mr. Cincotti says. The dealer is the gateway to the harder drugs and thats because we have the distribution in an illicit fashion instead of a legitimate fashion. I was on some pretty crazy addictive stuff and it got me off of all of that. Marijuana is a gateway away from drugs if youre using it in a legitimate fashion.What the science saysBut even as patients testify to the benefits of marijuana, reports on exactly what ailments it may be used for; which of its many properties can be isolated for different effects; how addictive it is; whether it is better to smoke it, eat it, take it in pill form or some other way; how to dose it; and what side effects it has on the body vary widely, in part because its difficult to study in the United States. The New York Times reported that a permit for marijuana research involves getting formal approval from at least three different federal agencies. The way I feel about it and the way the coalition feels about it, if theres something in marijuana that can help people with MS, with brain cancer, with whatever, lets put it in a lab and get it out, said Deb Comella of Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. But lets not have people growing plants in their backyard and selling them on street corners. Being tagged a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level, as well as in Florida, puts marijuana in the same category as deadlier, more addictive narcotics such as heroin. It also classifies it as a drug that has no medical benefits at all at least when used in its raw form. Thats been widely contested. The science is there. This isnt anecdotal. This isnt in the realm of conjecture any more, said well-known CNN contributor and surgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta in a television interview on that network. My opinion is that cigarettes and alcohol are more addictive and worse (than marijuana), said Dr. Heather Auld, a Fort Myers OB/GYN and graduate fellow from the University of Arizona Department of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Auld is in favor of legalizing the drug as an alternative to opioid-based pain medications such as Oxycodone, reported to have caused thousands of deaths in Florida. No deaths have been attributed to marijuana in the state. Marijuana is about as addictive as caffeine, and superior to opioids and narcotics as a pain reliever, Dr. Auld says. Ideally, she adds, a patient would use no medication at all and use mindbody exercises and relaxations techniques to deal with pain and stress. Mr. Armitstead, Lee Memorial Health Systems top pharmacist, also notes there is already an FDAapproved drug that is a synthetic version of natural cannabis. Dronabinol is a prescription medicine sold under the trade name Marinol that comes in capsule form. He wouldnt recommend smoking marijuana, even if it became legal in Florida. Normally we dont use the lungs as a method of delivering drugs unless theyre respiratory, like a person with an asthma inhaler, he said. Thats a drug thats specifically designed to treat their lungs. But to give a drug like cannabis or marijuana to smoke it, it gives you that rapid peak, and that rapid peak also leads not only to the desired effect, the anti-nausea effect, but it also leads to the psychogenic effects of the drug and thats where people get the euphoria, and thats what people are abusing it for, to have an altered mental state Would I withhold it from a chemotherapy patient that has had unsuccessful therapies? I would still recommend the approved agent, Dronabinol. I wouldnt recommend, for example, somebody with lung cancer smoke marijuana. United for Cares Ballot Title: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions Ballot Summary: Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identi cation cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana. American Society of Health System Pharmacists Statement on Medical Marijuana To oppose state legislation that authorizes the use of medical marijuana until there is suf cient evidence to support its safety and effectiveness and a standardized product that would be subject to the same regulations as a prescription drug product; further, to encourage research to de ne the therapeutically active components, effectiveness, safety, and clinical use of medical marijuanafurther, to encourage the Drug Enforcement Administration to eliminate barriers to medical marijuana research, including review of medical marijuanas status as a Schedule I controlled substance and its reclassi cation, if necessary to facilitate research. Penalties for possession Possession of 20 grams or less in Florida carries a maximum jail sentence of a year; more than that with intent to sell has a top prison sentence of ve years. The stiffest penalties, though, are rarely enforced. A rst or second offense might yield a sentence of six months to a year of probation, and nes and court costs of up to $500, depending on the county. Marijuana legalized for recreational use: Growing, possessing and gifting small amounts of marijuana is legal. Marijuana Decriminalized: Minor penalties for possession and cultivation of small amounts. Medical Marijuana: A prescription is required to obtain speci ed amounts of marijuana. Decriminalized and Medical Marijuana laws Marijuana possession remains classi ed as a criminal actSource NORML; WikimediaState marijuana laws


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A11 PHOTOS Come see our family of Pekin Ducks at the Nike Fountain MIROMAR OUTLETSWhere else can you buy so much for so little?CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATINGSaturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in MundoFox PlaylandKids can stop by the WARO-FM 94.5 cookie decorating station for a special holiday treat they can make and eat!12 DAYS OF CHRISTMASFriday, December 13 thru Tuesday, December 24Visit Miromar Outlets, nd our roaming Golden Reindeer, take a picture with him and post the picture to our Facebook page for a chance to win Miromar Outlets Gift Cards. Visit for more information. *Subject to monthly maintenance fee. Terms and Conditions of the Card Agreement are set forth at Copyright 2013, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. VOTED THE BEST SHOPPING CENTER AND BEST SHOPPING DISTRICT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA (239) 948-3766 Visit for extended holiday hoursI-75, Exit 123, Corkscrew Rd./Miromar Outlets Blvd. In Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers12111213-2643Miromar Outlets Gift Cards* are available at, the Mall Ofce or Visitor Information Kiosk.CHILDREN, FAMILIES & PETS WELCOME! Now thru Monday, December 23Monday-Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 12 to 6 p.m.Visit Suite 79 between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingdales The Outlet Store. UPCOMING EVENTSAbout 250 volunteers of all ages pitched in to pack 75,000 emergency meals bound for the Caribbean island of Haiti in two hours one recent morning in the cafeteria at Gulf Coast High School. Meals of Hope is an annual project of the Naples-based Hope for Haitis Next Generation board of directors, led this year by Mark Hindley of IberiaBank. Mr. Hindley had just returned from a trip to Haiti, where he saw firsthand the need for such meals. Working in an assembly-line fashion, volunteers including teams of office colleagues and neighborhood, school and church groups packed the vitamin-rich blend of rice, beans and vegetables into Zip-loc bags that held six meals worth of the mix. Operating out of Port-au-Prince and Les Cayes in the south of Haiti for more than 20 years, Hope for Haiti staff and volunteers work to improve the quality of the Haitian people, particularly children, through education, nutrition and health care. Among the organizations recent accomplishments: Subsidized teacher salaries at 40 primary and secondary schools, impacting the lives of 10,000 students and 400 teachers in Haiti. Received and distributed more than $9 million worth of medications and supplies to more than 60 education and health-care partners in the south of Haiti. Provided medical and dental care to more than 15,000 patients through the Haitian-staffed Infirmary St. Etienne in Les Cayes. Supported three medical nutrition programs to save the lives of severely malnourished children under the age of 5. Operated a school-based program to train community health workers to provide basic public health information and first aid to more than 2,500 students a year. Purified more than 50,000 gallons of potable water from Hope for Haitis 12 solar-powered UV purification systems. Maintained a stock of at least 2,000 emergency buckets ready for distribution. The five-gallon recycled vegetable oil buckets contain items such as matches, candles, fortified dried food, water purification tablets and hygiene supplies for purifying water, washing clothes, storing and protecting food and removing excess water in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster. To learn more about Hope for Haiti and how to get involved, call 434-7183, visit or Like the organization on Facebook. Emergency meals packed and ready for transport to HaitiSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ The FGCU swim team dives into action.Francesca Copeland does her part.Young and old alike take part.Hope for Haitis Ida Soderlind.TONY ZOLLO / COURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 Allied Capital & Development of South FloridaHarbourside Place is brought to you by:and in partnership with Accessible by land and sea, private and public docking slips will allow easy entrance to all that Harbourside Place has to offer. A minimum of 24 cultural events, concerts and festivals will take place per year at Harbourside Place, adding to the entertainment value of this unique collection of restaurants, cafs, retailers, galleries and more. Harbourside Place is currently accepting wedding and event reservations and will host its OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING FALL 2014.For more information, please call: 561.799.0050 and visit Now Leasing Restaurant, Retail, Ofce and Marina Slips.estined to be the only location in South Florida that features a carefully crafted selection of dining, shopping and cultural entertainment along the Intracoastal Waterway, Harbourside Place will be more than Jupiters new downtown. This $144 Million development will offer a stunning setting for visitors staying at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter Beach, a 4.5-Star hotel that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway.DJupiters New DowntownWaterfront Dining, Entertainment & More Jupiter Beach at Harbourside Place COURTESY PHOTO Toot Sweet, the Norris Home Furnishings holiday tree donated to the Naples Philharmonic Leagues annual Festival of Trees, won first place and brought a bid of $10,000. The tree was created by Jean Allen. The festival benefits the Naples Philharmonic and its educational programs. The Naples Philharmonic League is a volunteer organization that supports and promotes the Naples Philharmonic, raising funds for the orchestra and its youth music education programs. BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLYThousands of people turned out for the annual holiday tree lighting at Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South. 1. NBC2s Clay Miller with dancing fans 2. Mayor John Sorey 3. Santa and Mrs. Claus (Carl and Celeste Schwartz) with a first-timer 4. Eirirum Abu 5. Doug Finlay, Delores Sorey, Nancy Kerns, Joyce Finlay and Mayor John Sorey HAPPY HOLIDAYS 1 2 45 3


Lee Memorial Health System Lee Memorial Health System oers the largest orthopedic program in Southwest Florida and is one of the top 10 centers in the United States for total joint procedures Our All Star Total Joint Center uses a comprehensive treatment plan that prepares patients before surgery and helps their recovery after the procedure Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are recognized by Healthgrades as ranking in the top 5% in the nation for clinical excellence.Free Hip and Knee Replacement Seminar Presented by orthopedic surgeon, Edward Humbert, D.O.Join orthopedic surgeon Dr. Edward Humbert for a free seminar as he shares new information about surgical options for knee and hip replacement, including exciting new developments in minimally invasive surgery, joint resurfacing and new implant technology. Caring People, Caring for Free Hip and Knee Replacement Seminar Choose from one of these seminar dates Wednesdays : Jan. 8 or Feb. 5 Time : 6 p.m. Location : Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103 RSVP : Call 239-454-8725 or go to RSVP@LeeMemorial.orgLee Memorial Hospital t e e atment p l an that pr epar e e s L L e e e e M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l H H o o s s p p i i t t a a l l

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Internet: Not all features compatible with Macintosh systems. Wi-Fi claim based on August 2012 study of comparable in-home wireless routers by Allion Test Labs, Inc. Voice: Text messaging requires XFINITY Internet subscription. Most Live Sports available with Digital Preferred TV and WatchESPN. Call for restrictions and complete details. Comcast. All rights reserved. 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee applies to one months recurring service charge and standard installation charges up to $500. NPA133127-0007 Call 1 877 519-8497 to learn more, or get started with this great XFINITY Internet oer.XFINITY delivers the fastest Internet and the best in entertainment. CenturyLink doesnt even come close. All backed by the 30-Day Money-Back Comcast Customer Guarantee.SM NO TERM CONTRACT REQUIREDINCLUDESCONSTANT GUARD(A $360 VALUE)a month for 12 months19$GET STARTED WITH ECONOMY PLUS INTERNET99 CONSERVANCY NATURE NOTESSetting out on another season of guided walks at Clam Pass BY ART RITASSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe Conservancy has offered guided walks at Clam Pass every December through April for the last 12 years. This year on opening day Monday, Dec. 2, I decided to join guides Meg Stites and Jacqui McPhee to get their perspective on mangroves, the back dune and beach. Eleven of us including retired physicians, a newsman on assignment, retired corporate execs and a British tourist begin the walk under the live oak near the parking lot gazebo. The tree is festooned with epiphytes, plants that cling to a host tree and get their nutrients from airborne sources. Jacqui pointed out ball moss that looks sort of like a hairy baseball, but the big attraction on the live oak is the wild pine epiphyte or cardinal air plant, a member of the genus tilandsia. This impressive looking plant flowers year round, but most commonly in spring and summer. I pulled out a photo of a flowering wild pine and showed it around.Art Bookbinder, co-founder of the Lighthouse of Collier County, which serves the visually impaired and blind, listened attentively but could not see the plants overhead. I know Art well enough to understand that he sees in a way I cannot. The blind develop acute compensatory senses that allow them to see in ways the sighted cannot. I handed Art a propagule, the string bean-like part of the red mangrove tree that is its means of reproduction. He ran his fingers over it, getting to know the propagule in a way others cannot. These are wonderful guides, he remarked about our two guides that morning. I can get into their narrative and appreciate how nature supports and nourishes itself. Fascinating. Jacqui and Meg shared information about the three species of mangroves found in this forest: red, black and white. Each processes salt and can therefore survive in the brackish water of estuaries. Mangrove trees can be thought of as desalinization factories; they block or filter out the salt from estuarine waters and trap sediments from the incoming tides. Some native peoples called them island builders. Worldwide there are 60 or so species of mangroves that provide protection against hurricane winds and storm surge, a sheltered environment for the propagation of marine species, a rookery for birds. In addition, it has been recently discovered that mangroves are, like peat bogs, very effective at sequestering carbon. In fact, they are five times as effective as rain forests. They mitigate the effects of climate change. Unfortunately when they are removed, carbon is released into the environment, creating what scientists sometime refer to as a carbon explosion. I reflected on an article I read recently about a mangrove conference in the Philippines just weeks before the disastrous typhoon. The conferees reported that 90 percent of the mangroves in the Philippines had been lost due to development and aquaculture, mostly shrimp farming. Protection has been stripped away, and the result was increased loss of life due to the typhoon. Nearly 7,000 people died. As our group turned on to the sandy path that parallels the beach and is part of the back dune, Jacqui pointed out a little circular depression in the sand, a doodle. There is an ant lion, sometimes known as a doodle bug, hiding down there, she told the group. Its a larval stage of a damsel fly that feeds on insects, especially ants.She pulled a spoon out of her pack and scooped into the nest, then brushed the excess sand out of the spoon and, presto, an ant lion. We all marveled at the tiny, fearsome creature that is so well named. As we oohed and aahed like preschoolers, I sensed that for a moment our angle of vision had changed and we were seeing with an acuity and innocence usually unavailable to adults. We ended the day by looking at the birds resting on the beach: skimmers, terns, gulls, sanderlings many settled in for a rest after a long, long uninterrupted migratory flight. With enough imagination we could feel their exhaustion and understand their vulnerability to the red tide when it comes. Art Ritas is a longtime volunteer guide at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. COURTESY PHOTOS Conservancy volunteers who will serve as guides at Clam Pass for the 2013-14 season. An ant lion dug up on the sandy path at Clam Pass.


FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 COME SEE NAPLES NEWEST ATTRACTION! Made fresh daily, weve crafted more than 15 UNIQUE POPCORN FLAVORS for you to experience at our 25 foot long glowing tasting bar including Caramel Swirl, Strawberry Cheesecake, Truf e Parmesan, Key Lime Pie and so many more! Coming soon ... Christmas avors like Eggnog and Peppermint Bark.Pop by soon! Locally owned by Patti Fortune and Jeremy 651 5th Avenue South, Naples (239) 263-0023 Open Friday through Sunday at 11 am Monday through Thursday at 12 pmGourmet Gift Packages allow you to Mix and Match your Favorite Flavors! Starting at just $29.00 Tell your clients and customers Happy Holidays with our Custom Corporate Branding Gift Packages. At The Womens Center, every womans experience is unique. The Women's Center at Physicians Regional Healthcare System has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation. Every woman is unique Compassionate. Personalized. Unique. For Women of All Ages. We understand that women have different healthcare needs than men, and the environment in which they receive care is sometimes as important as the care itself. That is why women are traveling from around the country to The Womens Center at Physicians Regional. Accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Offering a Wide Array of Gynecological and Urogynecological Procedures for Women of All Ages Accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Advanced Medical Technology Facilities Designed Specifically for Womens Healthcare Needs in a Soothing, Spa-like Setting*For a list of surgeons at The Women's Center that have been awarded the COEMIG designation, please call 239-348-4453. For additional information, please visit Moonlight on the Marsh series opens with lecture on water qualityOne of the worlds pre-eminent experts on landscape ecology and ecological engineering kicks off the 2013-14 Moonlight on the Marsh lecture series presented by the Everglades Wetland Research Park of Florida Gulf Coast University. Naples Botanical Garden hosts the free series in its FGCU Harvey Kapnick Education & Research Center. Ulo Mander, professor of landscape ecology and geography department head at the University of Tartu in Estonia, will discuss how wetlands improve water quality at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Wetlands perform a number of valuable services to ecosystems, including flood control, water purification and climate moderation. Using examples from several European countries and the United States, Professor Mander will discuss how wetlands constructed for wastewater treatment and wetlands associated with rivers can control water quality. He will also address the role of manmade wetlands in isolating carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Professor Mander has edited 27 books and special issues of international peerreviewed journals in environmental science and ecological engineering. He ranks among the top 1 percent of the worlds scientists most cited in research in these fields, according to Thomson Reuters Web of Science. He has been a visiting scientist or professor at universities and research centers throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. In its second year, Moonlight on the Marsh presents distinguished scientists from around the world discussing timely topics for students, other scientists and the general public. The 2013-14 series will focus on some of the biggest ecological and environmental issues facing Southwest Florida, according to William Mitsch, director of the Everglades Wetland Research Park and the Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management at FGCU. Heres the full seasons schedule: Jan. 16: Algal Blooms and Red Tides: Whats Manageable and Whats Not, by Hans Paerl, William Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, the University of North Caroline-Morehead City Jan. 30: Who is Polluting the Beaches? Understanding Contamination Sources, Health Risks and Protection of Beach Water, by Jiyoung Lee, associate professor of environmental health science, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University Feb. 13: Reclaiming, Using and Protecting Wetlands: The Dutch Approach, by Joe Verhoeven, professor of ecology and biodiversity, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Feb. 27: The Problem of Invasive Pythons in the United States, by Michael Dorcas, associate professor of biology, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. All lectures are at 7 p.m. Seating could be limited and can be reserved for a $5 donation. Call 325-1365. Donations will also be appreciated at the door. For more information, visit swamp/moonlight.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A17 Randy is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in nine of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. His Mind is Our Concern. NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434After landing a corporate job programming in his 20s, Randy quickly became successful and bored. He began partying recklessly and got hooked i mmediately on cocaine. His family intervened and got him into the rst of many treatment programs. For the next 20 years, Randy cycled through stunning professional successes in software company and real estate sales and life-threatening drug use that brought him to the brink of suicide. When he discovered a passion for acting, he was inspired to nally get clean and was admitted to the Crossroads residential treatment program. For him, the transformation was a life-changing miracle. Now living one day at a time towards his dream, Randy has become the person he has always wanted to be. All invited to Preserving the Holiday SpiritThe Naples Preserve Eco-Center welcomes all to its Preserving the Holiday Spirit open house from 4-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15. Enjoy the decorations, live music, childrens story time, book signings and guided tours along the boardwalk. Fridays entertainment will be by a steel drum band, and childrens author Kyle Miller will make a special appearance with Trouper, the blind raccoon. Saturdays music will be by the Irish band Inish, and environmental author Geoff Trager will be on hand to sign copies of his Poachers in Paradise. Sundays entertainment will be by folk musician Frankie Colt and the 45s, and Mr. Trager will return as the guest author. Entrance to the Naples Preserve is at 1690 Tamiami Trail N., at the corner of U.S. 41 and Fleischmann Boulevard. Admission to Preserving the Holiday Spirit is free. For more information, call 2614290. Catch a guided cruise to Fakahatchee IslandThe Friends of Fakahatchee hosts a guided holiday cruise to historic Fakahatchee Island from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. The island off the coast of Everglades City was once home to a thriving community of farming and fishing families. It even had a school. In earlier days, Calusa Indians made the island their home. Everglades National Boat Tours will head for the island through the mangroves of the Ten Thousand Islands and there is a good chance dolphins will entertain the craft as it plies the waters. Once on the island, a naturalist will point out unusual plants on the path to the historic cemetery. On the return journey, the setting sun will provide photographers with many memorable scenes. Cold drinks and snacks will be served on the boat. Participants should bring bug repellent and wear long clothing and closed shoes. Jackets are a good idea. as it can be much cooler on the water than the mainland. The cruise begins and ends at the Everglades National Park shelter near the docks. Cost is $75 per person, and reservations are required. For details and reservations, visit


FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 Yellow and brown valuesA Swedish TV show, Biss och Kajs, found itself in the spotlight in November in Russia, where governmentrun television apparently used it to send a political message to Ukraine by highlighting the programs theme of teaching children about bodily functions. The episode Russia chose featured three bulkily-costumed actors sitting around talking with one dressed in yellow, one in brown, and the other unmistakably as a large, nude human posterior. (Biss och Kajs is highly regarded in Sweden; biss and kajs refer, respectively to the yellow and brown functions.) Ukraine (against Russias wishes) is considering a trade agreement with the European Union, and, the Russian station director said, pointedly, There you have European values in all their glory. Compelling explanationsThe Bank of England, arguing before the U.K.s Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards in October, warned against limiting the bonuses that bankers have come to expect from their lucrative deals because that might encroach on their human rights. The Bank suggested it is a human rights violation even to ask senior executives to demonstrate that they tried hard to comply with banking laws (because it is the governments job to prove violations). Slick talkers A young woman, accosted by a robber on Washington, D.C.s Capitol Hill in October, told the man she was a low-paid intern but an intern for the National Security Agency, and that within minutes of robbing her, the man would be tracked down by ubiquitous NSA surveillance. She said, later (reported the Washington Examiner), the man just looked at me and ran away (empty-handed). A 29-year-old cafeteria worker at Sullivan East High School in Blountville, Tenn., swore to police on the scene in October that she was not the one who took money from a co-workers purse, and she voluntarily stripped to near-nakedness to demonstrate her innocence. See? I dont have it, she said. Moments later, an officer found the missing $27 stuffed in the womans shoe. Katarzyna Dryden-Chouen and her husband Clive, busted in a London police raid last year with a marijuana grow operation that had netted an estimated (equivalent) of $450,000, insisted to a jury in October that their massive haul was not for sale but for personal use in that they worship the Hindu god Shiva, and truly believed that the world would end soon and that they needed a sizable offering to burn. (Actually, the jury bought it. Distribution charges were dismissed, but the couple still faces jail for their cultivation activity.) IroniesThe Seattle City Council voted in October to seize a waterfront parking lot by eminent domain from the 103-year-old owner after negotiations to buy the property on the open market broke down. The state is funding a sixyear tunnel-digging project in the area, and the city has decided it needs the property for not-yet-specified uses except that in one part of the property, the city said it plans to operate a parking lot. Karma Larry Poulos was stopped on an Arlington, Tex., street in September, bleeding from a head wound and complaining that he had just been robbed by two men. A friend of Poulos later corroborated that, but police also learned that the money Poulos had been carrying was the proceeds of his having robbed a credit union earlier that evening. He was treated for his wounds and then arrested. At least 44 health workers were struck with a suspected norovirus in September at a Creative Health Care Management convention in Huron, Ohio. (Noroviruses are sometimes called the Norwalk virus, named after one notable outbreak in 1968 in Norwalk, Ohio, about 12 miles from Huron.) Breakaway former officials of the Boy Scouts of America met in Nashville, Tenn., in September to establish a Scouts-type organization that can freely discourage homosexuality, with one leader promising Fox News that the result would be a more masculine program. Another prominent attendee, also quoted in the Fox News dispatch, described his sorrow at the BSAs embrace of gay boys. Since this issue broke, he said, Ive cried a river. In November, Swedens National Housing Board, in charge of building codes, ordered the countrys famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi (built anew annually out of fresh ice blocks) to install fire alarms. We were a little surprised when we found out, said a spokeswoman (who acknowledged that the hotels mattresses and pillows could catch fire). NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 A19 6150 Diamond Centre Court #1300 Fort Myers, Florida (239) 344-9786 Dr. Raheb is accepting new patients. He accepts most major insurances. Call (239) 344-9786 to schedule a consultation or visit www.sur Surgical Practice Specializing in Bariatric Surgery, Body Contouring after Weight Loss, Advanced Laparoscopic AntiRe ux, & General Surgery The surgical practice of Dr. Moses K. Shieh introduces to you.... John G. Raheb, DO, FACS. Dr. Raheb recently retired from a long illustrious career from the U.S. Navy, as a general & bariatric surgeon. He will partner with Dr. Shieh in providing exclusive and compassionate, 24/7 bariatric & surgical care. Visit our website for more details on Dr. Raheb. Moses K. Shieh, DO, FACOS FREE SEMINAR on the latest in weight loss (Bariatric) surgery Dec 19TH @ 5:30pm Please call to register. Give the Gift of Hope This Holiday Season We are honored to introduce Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, a new state-of-the-art pediatric medical facilit y being built on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center. This new facility will provide hope and healing to thousands of Southwest Florida children and their families. Children from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties will be able to receive world-class medical care close to home. Your personal or corporate gift to Golisano Childrens Hospital will help save the lives of children in our community. Help deliver the gift of hope to children this holiday season and for years to come.Call 239-343-6950 or visit Airports 70th anniversary celebration cleared for takeoffThe public is invited to help the city of Naples Airport Authority celebrate the 70th anniversary of Naples Municipal Airport during open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the airport. Admission and parking are free. World War II-era planes, including a North American Aviation T-6 Texan and T-28 Trojan, will be on display on the ramp outside the commercial airline terminal at the south end of the airport off North Road. The Museum of Military Memorabilia will host special World War II displays, including vehicles near the terminal entrance. Children will be able to participate in glider flying contests and paper-airplane folding stations, and anniversary cookies will be served. Naples Municipal Airport began operation on Dec. 23, 1943, as the Naples Airdrome, built to support the nations War World II effort. After the war ended, the military transferred the airfield to the city of Naples and Collier County in 19 48. By 1959, the city had full control of the airport and was spending more than $200,000 a year to support its operation. In 1969, the Naples City Council asked the Florida Legislature to create an independent authority and management of the airport was transferred to the city of Naples Airport Authority under a 99-year lease. Since then, all funds used for the airports operation, maintenance and improvements have been generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants; the airport receives no property tax dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airports economic impact to the community at more than $273 million annually. A certificated air carrier airport, it is home to flight schools, air charter operators and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses as well as community services such as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the Collier County Sheriffs Office aviation unit. During the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the airport accommodated 91,605 takeoffs and landings. For more information, visit www.

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Brought to you in part by like us on facebookDont let a ticket spoil your holidaysThe Collier County Sheriffs Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following places the week of Dec. 16-20: Monday, Dec. 16 U.S. 41 East and Lakewood Boulevard: Aggressive driving Veterans Memorial Boulevard at Veterans Memorial Elementary: Aggressive driving Collier Boulevard and Golden Gate Parkway: Red-light running Tuesday, Dec. 17 Imperial Golf Course Boulevard and U.S. 41 North: Speeding Immokalee Road and Juliet Boulevard: Aggressive driving Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway: Red-light runningWednesday, Dec. 18 Pine Ridge Road and Naples Boulevard: Speeding Green and Sunshine boulevards: Speeding Goodlette-Frank Road and Orange Blossom Drive: Speeding Thursday, Dec. 19 Davis and Collier boulevards: Red-light running Vineyards Boulevard at Vineyards Elementary: Aggressive driving Livingston and Radio roads: Red-light running Friday, Dec. 20 U.S. 41 East and Rattlesnake Hammock Road: Aggressive driving Golden Gate Parkway at I-75 northbound exit: Aggressive driving Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads: Speeding Make a Red Ribbon Promise not to drink and drive SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYPolice officers, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency services workers make a commitment every day to keep Collier County safe. Now theyre asking the community to promise to not drink and drive this holiday season. Avow and the Collier County Sheriffs Office are offering free Red Ribbon Promise magnets that can be attached to any vehicle and represent a pledge to not drive impaired. We certainly make this pledge to make this a safe community each and every day, Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk told more than 60 emergency services workers at a breakfast to kick off the Red Ribbon Promise campaign at Avow Hospice in North Naples. We need to do more than that. We need to show the community they can make a difference. Sheriff Rambosk placed a Red Ribbon magnet on the CCSO B.A.T. Mobile, a mobile DUI command center, in a symbolic gesture of united support. Its a good, solid reminder that we should not be drinking and driving or using any substance that would make us impaired, he said. This is the second year CCSO and Avow have partnered in a Red Ribbon Promise campaign. It is a privilege for Avow to partner with the CCSO and honor all our public safety officers for the work they do to keep our citizens safe, said Lavigne Kirkpatrick, external affairs manager for Avow. It is our hope that the public will join us in the Red Ribbon Promise and not drive impaired during the holiday season and throughout the year. Drinking alcohol and driving dramatically increase your chance of being in a traffic crash. Drunken driving remains one of Americas deadliest problems, according to research by the National Highway Safety Administration. While motor vehicle crash fatalities increased by 3.2 percent nationwide overall in 2012, the number of people who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes increased by 4.6 percent, according to the NHTSA. Nationwide in 2012, 10,322 people lost their lives in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes, according to the NHTSA. Last year in Florida, there were a total of 17,258 alcohol-related/suspected traffic crashes, including 294 in Collier County, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In 2012, alcohol played a role in or was suspected to have played a role in 805 fatal traffic crashes in Florida, including nine in Collier County, according to the FDHSMV. Holiday driving tipsCCSO recommends some safety precautions for driving during the holiday season: Plan a safe way home before the celebration begins. Designate a sober driver before anyone begins drinking. If youre impaired, use a taxi or call a sober friend or family member or take public transportation to get home. If you see a drunken driver on the road, call 911. If you know someone who is about to drive impaired, take their keys away from them and make arrangements to get them to their destination safely. If you are hosting a party, remind your guests to plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Always offer alcohol-free beverages and plenty to eat. Red ribbon magnets are available through Jan. 1 at CCSO headquarters, 3319 U.S. 41 E., Building J; CCSO substations in Golden Gate, Immokalee, North Naples and Everglades City; Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane; and Publix at 5991 Pine Ridge Road in the Crossroads shopping plaza in Golden Gate. KYLEE PITTS / COURTESY PHOTOSheriff Kevin Rambosk affixes a Red Ribbon Promise magnet to the CCSO B.A.T. Mobile.


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SKIN CANCEREvaluations and RemovalFLU SHOTS$19.00*Shingles and Pneumonia VaccinationsNow Available at Both LocationsPRIMARY CARE AND FAMILY PRACTICEby appointment30% OFFFirst Doctors Visitfor all patients without insuranceMINOR SURGERIESPreformed by a Board-Certied General Surgeon1713 SW Health Pkwy, Suite 1, *Rates may vary for insured patients. NAPLES URGENT CARE WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINICESTERO URGENT CARE WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC239.948.1310EsteroUrgentCareOnline.comMr. Randall moved to Naples from his native Ohio in 2012 to indulge his love for the beach and the water and because he saw Southwest Florida as prime territory for his marketing business, which specializes in social media marketing, special event planning and Web design and development. Event marketing brings his clients, who serve as sponsors and vendors at trade shows and concerts, face-to-face with potential customers. Marketing and events such as concerts go hand in hand, he says, adding such pairings give businesses and event patrons an opportunity to interact in a relaxed, upbeat environment. What were trying to do at these events is create an atmosphere thats fun and exciting with energy, to help businesses grow and reach people they possibly never would have reached, he says. Theres no admission charge for the concerts because sponsors cover costs for insurance, advertising, miscellaneous expenses like permit fees, portable toilets, sound and lighting equipment, stages and of course, the performers. You have a huge budget to meet just to break even, says Mr. Randall. When I put these together, I methodically strategize on how I can maximize the sponsors (presence) to give them a true return on their investment. When soliciting new clients, he breaks down the price and the potential benefits and lets them take it from there. Some people get it and some dont get it he explains. Some see it as too expensive, but they dont see the value of all these potential customers at their fingertips. Some take a wait-and-see approach. Sometimes you win them over and sometimes they say wait until next year. Having a track record of strong attendance at events is key, says Mr. Randall, whose first event, Julys Rockin on the Bay concert in Naples, drew about 3,000 people. Its all about creating an environment that creates good energy and having the right businesses sponsor it and bring the people in, he adds. The list of businesses that have sponsored MAR events includes the Seminole Casino in Immokalee, Keating and Associates Realty, Arthur Murray Dance Center of Naples, Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs in Naples and the Beasley Broadcast Group. Local charities also benefit from the events Mr. Randall and MAR organize. St. Matthews House shelter and food pantry receives a portion of the proceeds from the Sounds from the Park and the Sounds from the River concerts, while the Dancing Under the Stars events benefit the Passion Foundation, an Estero-based nonprofit dedicated to raising funds to cover playgrounds with shade tents to help decrease the sun exposure for children. What I want to do with all the events is help a charity that I love, create awareness and give back, Mr. Randall says. MUSICFrom page 1 Coming up from MAR Events and Marketing>> Sounds From The Park: Every second Saturday at Sugden Regional Park, Naples >> Sounds From The River: Every Saturday night, starting in January, Centennial Park in Fort Myers >> Arthur Murrays Dancing Under The Stars: The rst Wednesday of the month, December-May, at Mercato. $100 per couple includes dinner for two at one of four restaurants at Mercato; dancing only is $20 per couple or $10 per person. >> Taste of the Game: Set for Saturday, Feb. 1, at Sugden Regional Park, the day before Super Bowl XLVIII. Billed as the largest tailgate party in Naples, the event will feature live music, current and former NFL players, food identi ed with various NFL cities, athletic contests and more. >> TBA: An Irish festival in March, Italian festival in April, reggae festival and a rib burn-off in May, and a country festival in June. For more information about MAR Events and Marketing, visit For more information Southwest Florida Music Festivals, visit What were trying to do at these events is create an atmosphere thats fun and exciting with energy, to help businesses grow and reach people they possibly never would have reached. Mike Randall Southwest Florida Music Festivals


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 A23 Suite366MIROMAR OUTLETSVisit for complete list of holiday hours. LOCATION: I-75, Exit 123, Corkscrew Road/Miromar Outlets Blvd. In Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers 12111213-2642 Leann BurkholderFinancial 694 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples, FL 34102 Holidays. Youre invited to our holiday open house. We have a lot to be thankful for during this holiday season because of our friends, neighbors and clients. It is a pleasure to be a part of this community. In that spirit, we invite you to bring your family and friends to join us for our holiday open house as we say thank you to our clients, friends and community. Happy Holidays! Tuesday, December 17th from 4:00-6:00pm RSVP to Sharyn @ 239-263-2767Refreshments will be served.Member Join Us As We Celebrate the Beware: The 12 Scams of Christmas SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Better Business Bureau advises savvy holiday shoppers that theyd better watch out for: Malware e-cards: Viruses and malware often travel in email attachments or links. Dont click on an e-mail from someone you dont know or a name you dont recognize. When it doubt, delete. Stranded grandkids: Its the classic grandparent scam. If your grandchild, other relative or friend calls or e-mails to say they were robbed or hurt overseas, check before wiring money. Counterfeit gifts: Low prices on luxury goods are almost always cheap counterfeits. At best, youll look like a Scrooge. At worst, you might be helping finance drug traffickers or terrorists. Pickpockets: Need we say more? Keep your purse or wallet secure when shopping. Dont get overburdened or put shopping bags down, even for a moment. Thieves are watching. Stolen gift cards: Buy gift cards only from reputable dealers, not online or from individuals. Its easy for a scammer to sell you the card and then pull off the funds before you can even give the gift. Fake coupons: Be cautious when downloading coupons. Always make sure you are at a retailers real website. Be especially careful with coupon sites that ask for personal information. Santa scammers: What could be more jolly than a letter from Santa addressed directly to your child? Make sure the site is real and not gathering your data for identity theft purposes. Fake charities: Charities count on end-of-the-year giving, so be generous if you can. But be careful, too, because scammers set up fake charities with similar sounding names. Bogus websites: Its easy to mimic a real website, with logos and everything. Red flags: http (not the more secure https), no contact information, asking for payment by wire or money card. Travel scams: With busy holiday travel, bargains might be tempting. Be cautious when booking through online ads, never wire money to someone you dont know, and ask for references. Romance scams: Everyone wants a special someone under the mistletoe, so holidays are prime time for scams. Be careful with an online sweetheart who gets cozy too fast or asks for money. Puppy scams: Be very careful buying pets online, especially at the holidays. You might get a puppy mill pooch with problems, or you might get nothing at all because it was a scam. To check the reliability of a company and find trustworthy businesses, visit

PAGE 24 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certi ed Eye Physician & Surgeonwww.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Freedom and Optimum health plan participants.CODE: FW00SP27823complete medical exam with one of our board certi ed eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to new patients 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 12/31/2013Naples Bonita Springs HAPPY HOLIDAYSSTEPHEN WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY Clive Daniel Home was the setting for a holiday party to which guests brought donations to go under the tree for Angels Undercover, an organization that provides underwear, socks and school uniforms to underprivileged children in 10 Collier County elementary schools. 1. Rhett Josey and Lisa Morse 2. Douglas and Andrea Hurlburt 3. Claudia Polzin and Jackie Bennett 4. Cindi Zirinsky and Janet Boe 5. Bobbi and David Drobis 6. Steve Boe and Bruce Zirinsky 7. Jo Carter and Joe Wall 1 6 7 2 3 4 5 Seminole Casino Immokalee is gathering toys to benefit the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee through Sunday, Dec. 15. Players who bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card valued at $5 or more will receive $5 in free play (limited one offer per player, per day) in return. All donations will be delivered to the Guadalupe Center for its holiday gift shop, where parents pick out gifts for their children. For more than 30 years, the Guadalupe Center has offered the children of Immokalee a pipeline to prosperity through educational programs and other support for ages 6 months through college graduation. For more information or to donate monetarily, visit Sunshine Ace Hardware stores hosts the annual Teddy Bear Hugs drive to collect monetary donations and new or gently used teddy bears for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children on Saturday, Dec. 14. Santa will make the rounds to pose for photographs with children and families. Stores will also have food, raffles and childrens activities. Here are the locations and times (for Santas schedule, visit Golden Gate: 11673 Collier Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Naples: 141 Tamiami Trail N., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. East Naples: 4929 Rattlesnake Hammock Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (No Santa; only activities, refreshments and raffle). Bonita Springs: 9100 Bonita Beach Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marco Island: 1720 San Marco Road, 1-5 p.m.South Fort Myers: 18911 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 10 a.m. to noon. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast holds its holiday party from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at The Village on Venetian Bay. Each Little Brother and Little Sister will receive a brand new bike, a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus and holiday treats; Bigs and their Littles can stay after the party and enjoy a stroll along the waterfront, holiday music and a recital by Backstage Dance Academy leading up to The Village Snow Show that begins at 7 p.m. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast serving Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Highlands, Hardee, Glades and Hendry counties, visit


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PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 Welcome...Robert G. Chami, MD, FACSBoard Certi ed Plastic SurgeonNow Accepting New Patients!CALL TO SCHEDULE AN North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr.239-596-9075 Marco Island950 N. Collier Blvd. Ste 303239-642-3337 Cape Coral 413 Del Prado Blvd.239-443-1500 Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery Aesthetic Breast Surgery Body Contouring Dermatologic SurgeryProviding Expert Care at ese Convenient Locations HEALTHY LIVIN G As the times are a-changing, so is the health-care industryAs we approach a new and uncertain year in health care, our mantra must be: The world has changed and so much we (to quote the title of a recently published paper from the F. B. Heron Foundation). Our industry is engaged in a journey that has taken us from persistent abundance and constant expansion to the current necessity of being prudent with limited resources. This journey has been made more difficult because all of us in health care patients, payers (insurers), physicians and health-care systems never needed to be frugal. Expectations for more care or greater payments became our norm. But times have changed and so, too, must we. Three trends, in particular, define these changes and parallel the Biblical feast to famine. Ascendency of the payer: Motivated by a new desire to keep costs down in a globally competitive world and enabled by access to digital information on quality as medical records migrate from analog (handwriting) to digital (computers), health insurers are firmly in the drivers seat, narrowing the networks of hospitals and physicians they choose to pay based on value, defined as quality/cost. To make these decisions, payers are acting on information compiled over years of study, tracking how much it costs for a patient to have one set of physicians and/or healthcare system versus another. Recently Aetna, Humana and United Health narrowed their networks by 15 percent to 35 percent, with resulting savings of 10 percent to 25 percent. Such changes have evoked protests, challenging the validity of the data, legality of changes, anger from those excluded and generalized anxiety among the survivors. Nonetheless, more and more payers are moving inexorably to narrower networks. Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been transforming itself from a passive payer to an active purchaser of health care, as noted in a recent New England Journal of Medicine column. Rise of consumerism: Patients have become shoppers, especially those with high deductible policies or those paying out of pocket. Some insurance policies require out-ofpocket payments of $1,000-$10,000 or more before comprehensive coverage begins, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. So not surprisingly, affected consumers are becoming smarter about their health care and shopping for insurance as never before. The bottom line is that consumers are changing the way they purchase health care. This phenomenon will increase as the Internet facilitates transparency. Employer steerage: Finally, large employers, locally and nationally, are steering those they insure toward better value, by adding out-of-pocket costs for out-of-network physicians and facilities. The expected result: Behavioral economics how we respond to monetary incentives or disincentives will take effect as a patient is forced to pay additional co-pay or deductable on his or her own to go to a non-NCH facility when NCH is available. If an employee is out of town and has an emergency, this additional cost would not apply. Additionally, some employers, including NCH, are encouraging better health through healthier lifestyles, rewarding nonsmokers, exercisers and those on the road to wellness with lower co-pays and deductibles. The point is, as Bob Dylan sang, The times they are a-changing. And as ethical caregivers dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care, we must change with them. We have no choice if we are to continue to help everyone live longer, happier and healthier lives. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. NIH to increase funding toward a cure for HIV/AIDSAt a White House event recently to mark the 25th annual World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama announced that the National Institutes of Health plans to redirect AIDS research funds to expand support for research directed toward a cure for HIV. The NIH plans to invest an additional $100 million over the next three fiscal years on this increasingly promising area of HIV/AIDS research. In the three decades since AIDS was first reported, the NIH has been the global leader in research to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat HIV infection and its many associated conditions. NIH-funded researchers in partnership with academia and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries have helped develop more than 30 life-saving antiretroviral drugs and drug combinations for treating HIV infection. These antiretroviral drugs have transformed life with HIV infection for those who have access to and can tolerate the therapies. However, treatment requires lifelong access and adherence to these medications and management of treatment-related toxicities and clinical complications. Important recent advances in basic and therapeutics research aimed at eliminating viral reservoirs in the body are spurring scientists to design and conduct research aimed at a cure or lifelong remission of HIV infection. Key stakeholders from academia, government, foundations, advocacy groups and industry have concluded that developing a cure for HIV is one of the most important biomedical challenges of the 21st century. This will require an extraordinary, collaborative global effort, including public-private partnerships and innovative alliances to share scientific expertise and accelerate the search for a cure. We have listened very carefully to the scientific consensus of experts from within the NIH and around the world. We have been building the portfolio of HIV cure research over the past few years, and now is the time to accelerate our research focused specifically toward the goal of sustained or lifelong remission, in which patients control or even eliminate HIV without the need for lifelong antiretroviral therapy, said Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., director of the Office of AIDS Research. It is anticipated that a significant portion of the new investment will support basic research, which will also benefit all other areas of AIDS research, as well as research on other diseases. These studies will include research on viral reservoirs, viral latency, and viral persistence, as well as studies of neutralizing antibodies. Research on animal models, drug development and preclinical testing of more potent antiretroviral compounds capable of diminishing viral reservoirs, and clinical research, including studies on therapeutic vaccines and other immune enhancers, will also be supported. Other high-priority AIDS research will continue to be supported. These priorities include: prevention research, including vaccines, microbicides, and other biomedical and behavioral prevention strategies, such as the use of antiretroviral drugs as prevention; research to develop better, less toxic treatments and to investigate how genetic determinants, sex, gender, race, age, nutritional status, treatment during pregnancy, and other factors, including stigma and adherence, interact to affect treatment success or failure and/or disease progression; and studies to address the increased incidence of malignancies, cardiovascular, neurologic, and metabolic complications, and premature aging associated with long-term HIV disease and antiretroviral treatment. NIAID conducts and supports research at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. For more information, visit COURTESY PHOTOA colorized image of an HIV-infected T-cell. The cells are used by the body to fight infection but are incapacitated by HIV.


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Downtown Naples Golden Gate Bonita Springs San Carlos Marco Island East Naples Downtown Naples: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with story time at 11 a.m. Golden Gate: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pictures with Santa from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. with story time at 1:30 p.m. Bonita Springs: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with story time at 11 a.m.Join Sunshine Ace Hardware on Saturday, Dec. 14 for the Teddy Bear Hugs Christmas Fundraiser!Enjoy a fun-filled day while helping families in need by donating gently used teddy bears to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. The event will include free food, raffles, kids activities and pictures with Santa! All donated teddy bears and cash donations will be provided to the shelter directly. Dec. 14 Event LocationsSan Carlos: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Marco Island: 1p.m.-5 p.m. Pictures with Santa from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. with story time at 4 p.m. East Naples: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Event Activites, Raf es, Food & More! Teddy Bear Hugs Christmas Fundraiser!Sunshine Ace HardwaresDec. 14 Meet Santa! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples is chartering the Double Sunshine for the Naples Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14. Tickets For $40 per person are available on line at The club invites members and Buckeyes fans to its monthly social from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Stevie Tomatos Sports Page, 15215 Collier Blvd. The Buck-I-Serv students will be the evenings special guests, thanks to Cal and Donna Wible. RSVP to Anne Knouse by calling 564-8914 or e-mailing The Clans of Ireland USA will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Clive Daniel Home. All Irish Americans in the area are invited to come and learn more about the Clans of Ireland USA and to sign up for a monthly newsletter. Member and host Maire Peters will discuss the music and family names of Ireland and her recent travels to the Emerald Isle. She will also sign Christmas cards in Gaelic for those who bring cards to the meeting. Ms. Peters is the representative of Tipperary Holiday Homes in the USA and as such will also provide information about a rural Irish cottage that is available for short-term rental. For reservations or more information about the meeting, e-mail Ms. Peters at What could be better for an orchid aficionado than a free orchid plant and tips from an expert on how to make it bloom? Thats the holiday gift attendees will receive at the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliances Third Thursday event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1255 Piper Blvd. Award-winning hobbyist Jim Longwell will play Orchid Santa, handing out seedlings (subject to limited supply), along with pots, mounts and potting mix and giving instruction on how to pot the plants. Everyone is asked to bring clean clippers or scissors to use. The hybrid seedlings will all be several years old and will have high possibilities of getting awarded, Mr. Longwell says. As a fun challenge, everyone will be asked to bring his or her grown seedling to the December 2014 Third Thursday meeting for a friendly competition to see who grew the best plant. An orchid grower for more 25 years, Mr. Longwell has earned more than 50 American Orchid Society awards. He served in the AOS judging program for several years and owned Sanctuary Orchids for eight years. The Dec. 19 meeting will also have an orchid raffle, and several orchid plants will be available for purchase, some of which will be bare root blooming size plants that allow orchid aficionados to add to their collections without spending big bucks. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. Annual membership in the alliance is $25 for individuals, $45 for joint members and free for ages 18 and younger. For more information, call 498-9741 or visit www.GulfCoastOrchidAlliance. com. The Collier County Democratic Club celebrates its silver anniversary with a gala evening and memorial tribute to co-founder Chuck Mohlke the evening of Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Guest speakers will include Allison Tant, chairman of the Florida Democratic Party; Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman, Democratic National Committee; Joe Garcia, U.S. Representative, 26th Congressional District; and Florida Sen. Dwight Bullard of Broward County. VIP admission is $250; general admission is $125. For more information, visit Members and guests of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island will celebrates the sororitys Founders Day with a luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Naples Yacht Club. Several 50-year Thetas will be honored, and guests will hear from Peggy Post, director of the Emily Post Institute and author of numerous etiquette books. For reservations or more information, call Mary Lynn Myers at 431-5434 or e-mail Zonta Club of Naples invites members and visiting Zontians to its monthly meetings at Brio at Waterside Shops at noon on the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is Jan. 7. Cost is $17. For reservations or more information, call Erica Vanover at 434-1112. Members and guests of the Greater Naples Delta Gamma Alumni Chapter gather for a holiday luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Hideaway Country Club on Marco Island. Chapter members gather for Girls Night Out from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Roys at the Promenade in Bonita Springs. For reservations or more information about either of the above, call 992-2119 or e-mail greaternaplesdeltagamma@gmail. com. Generations of the Shoah International holds a member meeting followed by a program for the public, The Destruction of Hungarian Jewry by Herbert Herman, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL. For reservations or more information, call Ida Mar-CLUB NOTES NANCY FINOCCHIO / COURTESY PHOTO Ascocenda orchid.


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When I got to the cats left upper fang and barely touched it, the cat just about shot up into orbit. We could find nothing else wrong on the repeat exam. We then did digital dental radiographs and saw that the root of the tooth was abscessed. After we surgically removed the infected tooth, the cat acted as if it had been relieved of incredible pain. What started out as a different meow turned out to be a serious problem that was only relieved after a lot of detective work. Oral problems in dogs and cats arent always visible at first glance. Pets dont have any way of telling us that something is wrong, and its natural for them to hide signs of weakness or pain so they dont become targets of predators. Its up to us as owners and veterinarians to be aware of changes in behavior that could signal pain or illness and to look beneath the surface for potential causes of problems. Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious signs that your cat or dog has a painful mouth, and some of the conditions that might be causing the problem: Inflamed gums or tartar buildup on the teeth. Your pet may have gingivitis inflammation of the gums or periodontal disease. Left untreated, gingivitis progresses to periodontal disease, which causes teeth to become infected and loose. Bad breath or a bad smell in the mouth area. Repeat after me: Its not normal for pets to have bad breath or any other bad odors. In the mouth area, it can signal dental disease or an infection of the lip folds in heavy-lipped breeds such as basset hounds, cocker spaniels or Saint Bernards. Bad breath can also be associated with kidney disease. Drooling. This is another sign of periodontal disease, as well as of mouth infections and foreign bodies, such as splinters or burrs stuck in the mouth. Bad breath and drooling can also be signs of oral cancer. Change in eating habits. 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PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 The Of ces at Mercato 9128 Strada Place, #8105, Naples, FL 34108 MLD 420/NMLS ID: 167191 Foreclosure, Bankruptcy or Short Sale?Sometimes Bad Things Happen to Good People American Eagle would like to announce... The Rollout of our Latest Non-Agency program: Contact us for more details! Your Non-Agency Specialist. Foreclosure, Bankruptcy or Short Sale?Sometimes Bad Things Happen to Good People Lifestyles of the uber-wealthyFifty years ago, there were very few billionaires and being a millionaire was quite a distinction. The first person to fit this category of wealth was the businessman and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller in 1916. The two entities that focus on the billionaire rank and file are Forbes and Wealth-X. Per the inaugural report of UBS and Wealth-Xs Billionaire Census 2013, there are now 2,170 billionaires in the world with a combined net worth of $6.5 trillion. Even within this group, there is a concentration at the very top; the uber-wealthy number 111 and each has a net worth exceeding $10 billion and, combined, have a net worth of $1.9 trillion. (Wealth X, Nov. 6, 2013, First Global Census Shows Record of 2,170 Billionaires Worldwide and The Wealth-X Guide to Being a Billionaire) This elite group predominantly (some 766 or one-third) live in Europe, but the largest concentration of billionaire assets ($2.1 trillion) is held by those domiciled in North America. The country with the largest number of billionaires is the U.S., followed by China. The billionaire population grew 0.5 percent (2012 year over year) and their assets grew 5.3 percent in 2013 through the date of the study. The greatest degree of growth in asset size, 13 percent and population, 3.7 percent, came out of China. At those growth rates, it is speculated that China will catch North Americas billionaire overall rankings within five years. Obviously, the Chinese billionaire rank and file grew through business startups; it is well understood that most of these entrepreneurial efforts were achieved with the assistance of political connections. The non-Chinese billionaires have benefited from the appreciation in asset values since 2009; asset values have grown from a combined level of $3.1 trillion to $6.5 currently more than 100 percent growth in four years. Some other interesting facts from the census about billionaires: Despite popular notions of billionaires being jet-setting, cosmopolitan individuals, most billionaires are still based in the same locations where they were raised. It is not just billionaire Warren Buffet who remains in his hometown in Nebraska. percent of billionaires are selfmade, while 40 percent inherited their wealth or grew their fortunes from inheritance. The top four billionaires (Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, Amani Ortega and Warren Buffet), each having more than $50 billion, are self-made; four of the top 10 billionaires (the Walton family associated with Walmart) inherited their fortunes. And there are some interesting aspects to their demographics and lifestyles according to the Wealth X census. Obviously most, 87 percent, are male. Only 17 percent of female billionaires are selfmade, while 71 percent gained their fortunes through inheritance. Some 96 live in NYC; 75 in Hong Kong; and 74 in Russia. Schooling is widely diverse but the greatest concentration was, first, Harvard, and second, University of Penn sylv ania. Though most still live in their hometowns, they, on average, each own four properties worth $78 million on average. Interestingly, they allocate a disproportionate amount of their wealth to their collection of toys, with yachts being the toy of choice. On average they spend an equivalent amount ($78 million) on their yachts as they have spent on their collective homes. However, as their toys and tastes extend to jets, cars and art, they have invested much more into the ancillary elements of their lifestyles than their core house holdings. Per Forbes March 2013 list of 2012s list of billionaires, The U.S. is home to 442 billionaires (some) 320 more than China There are 31 billionaires domiciled in Florida; Most are investors, real estate developers and corporate founders. Of the worlds top 10 billionaires, four are descendants of Sam Walton. The top billionaire is Bill Gates; his friend Warren Buffet comes in at a strong fourth position. Larry Ellison (founder of Oracle) ranks fifth; and Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) ranks 10th. Household names that quickly follow after the top 10 include Steve Ballmer (Microsoft), Market Zuckerberg (Facebook), Carl Icahn (businessman and investor), Ralph Lauren (fashion magnate) and Rupert Murdoch (News Corp/20th Century Fox). Total world household wealth is expected to rise by almost 50 percent in the next five years from $223 trillion in 2012 to $330 trillion in 2017. It is clear that the worlds uber-wealthy have been beneficiaries of the monetary policies of the worlds central bankers, including the Federal Reserve, and beneficiaries of corpoarate globalization and expansion of international trade. Monetary policies simply assisted those who have financial assets and those who own publicly traded businesses, assets in which many of the uber-wealthy hold to a great degree. It would seem that these pathways to billionaire wealth will continue. Those who serve the very wealthy, those who sell product to the super wealthy and those locations that attract the super wealthy all might be beneficiaries of such billionaire wealth. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. Trading futures and options on futures and Forex transactions involve substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data and recommendations are subject to change at any time. a C l c y a jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst MONEY & INVESTING Leann BurkholderFinancial 694 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples, FL 34102 Holidays. Youre invited to our holiday open house. 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WOODYARD & ASSOCIATES, LLCCOMMERCIAL REAL ESTATELicensed Real Estate Brokerwww. wa-cr .com 239-425-6000Experts in Commercial Real Estate Tax Appeals SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYPicture it: Three days before Christmas and youve still got to bake your greatgrandmas cookies, do some 11th-hour shopping, scrub the house, pick up relatives from the airport, and oh, yes finish up that year-end marketing report and field a couple of client calls. You know the holidays arent going to be Norman Rockwell perfect. Youve accepted that. Still, it sure would be great if you could leave work behind just enough to enjoy your family and friends Brian Moran says you dont have to show up late to your childs holiday play because youre tying up a work project, or run off to check your e-mail while the turkey gets cold. You just need to muster up some discipline and think about time in a different way. Successful people work with great focus and intention, and they play the same way, says Mr. Moran, co-author along with Michael Lennington of the New York Times best seller The 12Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months (Wiley, $23, When theyre working, theyre really working, and when they take time off, they make the absolute most of that time. The reason most people end up working during their holiday time off, Mr. Moran maintains, is not that they just have so much to do that they can never take a break. Its that they arent working with intention when they have the opportunity and thus, they arent executing effectively. Being intentional about how you spend your time is the heart of the authors message. Our ability to do this impacts not only business profit sheets but also the quality of our personal lives. Many of us spend our days just reacting to the problems that have arisen rather than proactively moving toward our goals, and thats how we can end up feeling pulled in a hundred directions, Mr. Moran says. Its also why we find ourselves in so much conflict when the holidays roll around: Not only must we get all the loose ends tied up before were out of the office, we also have to add in a hundred holiday-specific tasks related to home, friends and family. Mr. Moran and Mr. Lennington offer a new way to think about time and how you use it. In a nutshell, they advise planning your goals in a 12-week year rather than a 12-month year. Doing so creates a healthy sense of urgency that gets you focused, they say. Here are a few tips for getting through the holidays without having work take over. Picture the perfect holiday. Pigging out on grandmas apple pie. Singing carols with your kids. Cheering on your favorite football team. Whatever your favorite things about the holidays are, visions of them should drive you through the hard work youll have to get done before the office shuts down for the holidays. Your personal vision is what creates an emotional connection to the daily actions that need to take place in your business, Mr. Moran says. Create a pre-holiday season plan. You dont have 12 weeks to work with, but thats OK. The same principles you would use to make a 12-week plan can be used to plan out the weeks left before the holidays are in full swing. Create a plan for each work week you have left before the holidays, Mr. Moran suggests. And be sure to include the non-work related tasks the holidays add to your plate. Resign yourself to being uncomfortable now so you can be comfortable later; otherwise, the uncomfortable tasks you avoid prior to your holiday break are precisely the ones that will blow up, get out of control or just keep you worrying while youre trying to enjoy some time off. Make the most of performance time and down time. Use time-blocking to keep control of your workday as holiday time off approaches. Establish strategic blocks, buffer blocks and breakout blocks. A strategic block is uninterrupted time scheduled into each week (you accept no phone calls, no faxes, no emails, no visitors, no anything). Buffer blocks are when you deal with unplanned and low-value activities (most email and voicemail, for example) that arise throughout a typical day. And breakout blocks are your time to rest and rejuvenate. Breakout blocks are extremely important in the frantic rush leading up to the holidays, Mr. Moran stresses. Allow yourself some down time, he says. Even before your time off, you need to schedule time to refresh and reinvigorate, so you can continue to engage with more focus and energy. Dont go it alone. Its likely that in your network of colleagues and friends, you arent the only one who is a) hoping to have a work-free holiday break, and b) currently working frantically to make that goal possible. And if thats the case, team up with them. The peer support you receive will be invaluable in your pursuit of the perfect holiday season. But there is a caveat, Mr. Moran adds. Who you associate with matters. Stay away from victims and excuse makers. Treat that mindset like a deadly, contagious disease. Dont let smartphones, social media and the Internet distract you from your higher-value activities. Allow yourself to get distracted by emails or the latest viral video while youre working your pre-holiday break plan, and before you know it, youll be working on the project you didnt finish while the rest of your family is laughing and having fun in the kitchen baking holiday treats, Mr. Moran warns. Make a keystone commitment for your holiday break. Rather than building a tactical plan, identify a keystone or core action and commit to completing it every day of your holiday time off. Setting a keystone commitment helps you avoid wasting your time on meaningless activities, Mr. Moran says. Your pre-holiday break plan was all about spending your time with great intent and purpose so that youd be able to truly enjoy your time off. Why should you stop being more purposeful with your time once youre actually away from the office? You and your family deserve uninterrupted time together. Set your vision. Make a plan. Stay the course. When youre decorating the tree with your kids or putting the finishing touches on the perfect turkey, youll be so glad you did. Brian Moran and Michael Lennington are CEO and vice president, respectively, of The Execution Company, an organization committed to improving the performance and enhancing the quality of life for leaders and entrepreneurs.Make it your job to enjoy the holidays without work worriesMoran Lennington m f e y b y d f t M f b k t h h m s w w t t m y u

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Weve been unsuccessful so far, Mr. Fous says, but that doesnt mean we wont eventually figure it out.NeuGreenAn innovator in the green building industry, Casey McConnell has to keep it creative. The owner of NeuGreen, Ms. McConnell helps building projects earn LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. She has fashioned Florida Gulf Coast University dorms with many green features, such as solar panels to reheat water and energy recovery units to reduce airconditioning demands, innovations that look like train cars sitting on rooftops and can be seen from the satellite imagery of Google Earth. Recycling materials for the new campus of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, she reused pecky cypress from original structures in new buildings and renovated spaces, preserving the look and feel of the place while saving resources. Plus, its beautiful, she says of the now-endangered wood. Her resume spans the state. Most projects are specified with standard construction and materials. She must work within the parameters set: The given site, the given team, the given budget. She sees innovation in her way of bringing old-fashioned construction fundamentalists and New Age tree huggers together. She calls this approach Machiavellian Green, saying, Not everyone agrees on the why. I have to find the why that makes them do it. Go solar, go geothermal, save money forever. Innovation with green is not always easy. My method has been to throw a wide net and follow places that stick, fight the battles that matter, work within everyones natural goals, not change their minds so much as show them how everything can converge at the end if done correctly, Ms. McConnell says. Its not green for greens sake. Its green for everyones sake.Venture XBrett Diamond, the visionary behind Venture X, believes all good business ideas start with great problems. After graduating from FGCU, Mr. Diamond knew he wanted to own his own business. He asked himself, What do I need as a business owner? He saw office space as a big problem a huge expense for a small business trying to avoid the distractions of a home office and find someplace other than a coffee shop to meet with and impress clients. Venture X solves that problem. Inspired by the shared workspace of General Assembly in New York, Mr. Diamond was eager to bring the innovative concept to Naples. Venture X enables small businesses, startups and freelancers to work side by side in an open space, inciting collaboration and creativity. Large office spaces are available for more established companies. And remote workers for Fortune 500 companies not based in Southwest Florida have also found a home here. Venture X opened in October 2012. The progressive, urban-loft-like space now has 90 members. Youre working for yourself, not by yourself, Mr. Diamond says. Its a new and better way to have office space. Mr. Diamond does not know if he would personally consider himself an innovator. Me, plus a bunch of other minds together, we might be innovative, he says. And thats why his space makes so much sense. After working on so many group projects in college, its logical. Why close yourself off in a cubicle? Why not open yourself and your space up to stimulus and inspiration? Sitting next to lawyers and web designers at Venture X, Mr. Diamond says networking becomes organic. You might be by yourself in your business, but youre not alone anymore, he says. You feel like youre a part of something bigger.Pulse Business SolutionsIn the vast world of technology, where many providers are geared to go faster, James Ritter, president and CEO of Pulse Business Solutions, may have found his innovation by taking the time to listen. Headquartered in Fort Myers and going into its eighth year in business, Pulse has attracted 150 members. We take the time to figure out what it is youre trying to accomplish, Mr. Ritter says. Sure, if I sell you a piece of hardware or software, everybodys happy. I make a profit and you enhance your business. But what are you trying to achieve here? What are your business strategies and objectives? What exactly is it that you need? We take the time to really listen. Mr. Ritter sees Pulse at the forefront of technology management and cloud computing services. But the paradigm of technology is that its constantly changing. What was three months ago is now outdated, Mr. Ritter says. When a new gadget comes out, we have to stay three steps ahead. Trying to picture his personal technological life renders the scene of some high-tech Inspector Gadget, outfitted with a Pebble smartwatch, Google Chrombook and iPad mini. He stays abreast of advances in technology to relieve the anxiety others attach to technology. He wants his members to trust their technology, and by extension, Pulse. Mr. Ritter has suggested school districts consider using Pulse as a means of managing their mobile device services, as they move toward digital texts. As a child, I grew up dirt poor, Mr. Ritter says. I remember when I would get crayons and coloring books or paint and paint-by-number books, it triggered something in me to be more creative. Mr. Ritter sees this artistic trigger as critical for further innovation in technology. So he collaborated with artist Stephen Gray Blancett to found the project Coloring the World, an initiative to give backpacks filled with art and school supplies to children worldwide. Some mystery bags surprise children with technology treats like tablets. Once you give a child something of that nature, when a child picks up an iPad, they pick it up so quickly. That could inspire the next Mark Zuckerberg. That child could create an app or a program that could touch so many people, Mr. Ritter says. When you give paints and brushes and paint-by-number books to a child, they light up just like I did. INNOVATORSFrom page 1MCCONNELL RITTER DIAMOND COURTESY PHOTOSVenture X, started by an FGCU graduate, helps business people from various disciplines to collaborate. The workspace currently has about 90 members. Youre working for yourself, not by yourself. Its a new and better way to have office space. Brett Diamond, Venture X


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PAGE 43 Port RoyalSurrounded by water, this elite residential community has direct deepwater access to Naples Bay, Gordon Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Exclusive Port Royal Club memberships are for residents only. Old Naples Aqualane ShoresVintage cottages, contemporary mid-rises and majestic manors are interwoven among lush, mature ora in Old Naples. Just south is the community of Aqualane Shores with waterfront estates on deepwater canals that connect to Naples Bay. Coquina Sands The MooringsThese quiet, tree-shaded neighborhoods are a mix of single-family homes and condominiums; some enjoy waterfront access on Moorings Bay, Compass Cove, Venetian Bay and Hurricane Harbor. The Moorings has a private golf and country club. 1001 Spyglass Lane F r ank Sajtar 239.776.8382 p $10,700,000 3595 Gin Lane Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 $7,950,000 3999 Rum Row Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $6,350,000 1060 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $5,650,000 3280 Gordon Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 $5,000,000 3060 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $4,695,000 OLD NAPLES 1085 5th Street South V i rginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9090 p $1,375,000 OLD NAPLES 935 5th Street South Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $1,049,000 OLD NAPLES Buttonwood #538 Caro l Sheehy 239.340.9300 $330,000 OLD NAPLES 705 11th Street South Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $240,000 ROYAL HARBOR Oyster Bay Chesapeake Landing #2 Pa trick/Phyllis ODonnell 239.250.3360 $179,900 OLD NAPLES 705 11th Street South Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $175,000 OLD NAPLES 210 11th Avenue South K a ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 p $4,450,000 OLD NAPLES 596 3rd Street North Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $4,195,000 OLD NAPLES 282 1st Avenue North Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $3,995,000 OLD NAPLES 605 Palm Circle East Deb bi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $3,775,000 AQUALANE SHORES 251 Aqua Court Vic kie Larscheid 239.250.5041 $3,650,000 AQUALANE SHORES 1540 4th Street South Ruth T rettis 239.571.6760 $2,950,000 OLD NAPLES 391 4th Avenue South M a ry Catherine White 239.287.2818 p $2,749,000 OLD NAPLES 391 4th Avenue South Ma ry Catherine White 239.287.2818 $2,599,000 OLD NAPLES 602 5th Avenue South #301 Gary L./Je/Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 $2,295,000 ROYAL HARBOR 2650 Tarpon Road Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,250,000 OLD NAPLES 602 5th Avenue South #201 Gary L./Je/Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 $2,195,000 OLD NAPLES 1075 5th Street South Vi rginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9090 $1,375,000 THE MOORINGS 2571 Windward Way M i chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $5,900,000 THE MOORINGS 1831 Crayton Road Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $3,995,000 THE MOORINGS 255 Bay Point Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,975,000 THE MOORINGS 365 Windward Way Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,695,000 COQUINA SANDS 740 Coral Drive Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $2,495,000 THE MOORINGS 368 Hawser Lane Ch ris Yanson 239.450.7584 $2,175,000 THE MOORINGS Gramercy #6N J e Cox/Ed Cox 239.777.0078 p $2,000,000 THE MOORINGS Westgate #S-8 Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $1,695,000 THE MOORINGS Gramercy #N-5 Sh aron Kaltenborn 239.248.1964 $1,650,000 COQUINA SANDS Charleston Square #310 Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $1,395,000 THE MOORINGS Martinique Club #401 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $1,250,000 THE MOORINGS Naples Continental #516 Le ah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $769,000 THE MOORINGS Carriage Club #51 Ruth T rettis 239.571.6760 p $749,000 THE MOORINGS Lausanne #312S John D Amelio 239.961.5996 $665,000 THE MOORINGS Royal Palm Club #203 Ry an Nordyke 239.776.9390 $649,450 THE MOORINGS Royal Palm Club #308 L a rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $549,000 THE MOORINGS Madrid Club #5-D P a t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 $529,000 THE MOORINGS Harborside West #306 L a rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $339,000

PAGE 44 Pelican BayPelican Bay is home to many distinctive neighborhoods, comprised of single-family estate homes, towering high-rises and a wide spectrum of coach homes and villa enclaves. Its set amidst hundreds of acres of natural habitat, with large lakes and preserves. Discover all of Naples nest amenities here. Private golf and club memberships. North NaplesNorth Naples boasts beautiful beaches, ne dining, shopping and essential amenities. Single-family homes, villas and towering high-rises dot the landscape. Public and private golf courses, water sports, tennis and more. Pelican MarshPelican Marsh is located in North Naples, 1.5 miles from some of the nest beaches on Floridas West coast. Inside this exclusive, gated community, enjoy tennis, tness, spa facilities and more. Sophisticated shopping and dining are just blocks away at Mercato. Or, take in a show at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 8655 Blue Flag Way Te r ri Moellers 239.404.7887 p $2,750,000 1009 Grand Isle Drive Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 $1,275,000 1337 Little Blue Heron Court Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $1,250,000 Osprey Pointe #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $639,000 Ravenna #102 Kim/Dean Rose 239.404.7203 $375,000 Clermont #202 Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $364,900 6919 Greentree Drive Jane Darling 239.290.3112 p $2,695,000 705 Hollybriar Lane Jane Darling 239.290.3112 $2,495,000 Montenero #504 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $1,875,000 Cocobay #11 Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 $1,575,000 6555 Marissa Loop Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $1,495,000 Crescent #A13 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $975,000 630 Bridgeway Lane Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 p $899,000 Marbella #303 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $725,000 6630 Trident Way Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $645,000 570 Bay Villas Lane Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 $589,000 Laurel Oak #104 Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 $375,000 Barrington Club #101 Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 $375,000 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE Grande Geneva #404 Jenni f er/Dave Urness 239.594.1700 p $925,000 TIBURON Ventana #C-305 Sh erree Woods 239.877.7770 $899,900 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2119 Mission Drive Sue Black 239.250.5611 $699,000 ISLAND WALK 5117 Inagua Way Dina L Moon 239.370.1252 $560,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 8042 Cadiz Court Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $549,000 CROSSINGS 7052 Mill Run Circle Le ah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $499,000 TIBURON 2569 Escada Drive M i chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $3,495,000 TIBURON 2531 Escada Court Jul ie Rembos 239.595.1809 $3,250,000 MEDITERRA 16045 Trebbio Way Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $2,399,995 PELICAN ISLE Aqua #610 John D Amelio 239.961.5996 $1,950,000 PELICAN ISLE Aqua #605 John D Amelio 239.961.5996 $1,750,000 QUAIL CREEK 4502 Pond Apple Drive North Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,590,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 223 Audubon Blvd. F a hada Saad 239.659.5145 p $1,275,000 QUAIL CREEK 4701 Pond Apple Drive South Dean /Kim Rose 239.404.7466 $1,245,000 QUAIL CREEK 12997 Coco Plum Lane Ri ck Marquardt 239.289.4158 $1,244,900 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE Grande Phoenician #504 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $1,099,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2132 Laguna Way Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $999,000 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE Grande Phoenician #505 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $965,000 THE STRAND 5803 Persimmon Way R y an Batey 239.287.9159 p $499,000 TIBURON Castillo III #101 Mar k Maran 239.777.3301 $429,000 OLDE CYPRESS 3094 Santorini Court Sandr a McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 $409,900 VILLAGE WALK 4340 Montalvo Court M a ry Catherine White 239.287.2818 $389,000 THE STRAND Mango Cay II #5809 Jane B ond 239.595.9515 $325,000 CYPRESS WOODS Laurel Greens #202 Jane B ond 239.595.9515 $218,000

PAGE 45 Park ShoreGlistening beachfront towers, bayside mansions and nely crafted inland homes make Park Shore the perfect blend for desirable living. Enjoy superlative shops and bistros at The Village on Venetian Bay plus beach and boating amenities. Grey OaksGrey Oaks 54 holes of award-winning golf serve as the centerpiece in this heart-of-Naples community interspersed with luxurious single-family estate homes of a grand scale and elegant villas. Bay ColonyBay Colony is the very denition of privileged living. From the beachfront high-rises to the golf course estate homes to the villas in quiet alcoves, this is luxury living at its best. Golf and beach club memberships. 1394 Great Egret Trail Sam Hei tman 239.537.2018 p $5,895,000 3145 Dahlia Way Lynn Anderson 239.290.6674 $5,795,000 1245 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $4,795,000 1610 Chinaberry Way Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $4,595,000 1460 Anhinga Pointe Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 $4,450,000 1486 Anhinga Pointe Dan Guenther 239.357.8121 $4,295,000 2190 Miramonte Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $1,825,000 1504 Marsh Wren Lane Dan Guenther 239.357.8121 $1,725,000 1227 Gordon River Trail Dan Guenther 239.357.8121 $1,500,000 1216 Gordon River Trail Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 $1,300,000 Terra Verde #2376 Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $615,000 Terra Verde #2452 Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $609,000 9758 Niblick Lane Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 p $2,950,000 Trieste #1506 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,495,000 Brighton #303 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,495,000 Toscana #404 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $1,595,000 Toscana #204 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $1,495,000 Marquesa #202 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 $1,269,000 3940 Crayton Road Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 p $795,000 Meridian Club #202 Tess/Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 $749,000 The Savoy #206 Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 $649,900 Villas of Park Shore Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea 239.285.1292 $645,000 Terraces #1803 Polly Himmel 239.290.3910 $575,000 Gulfside #103 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $569,000 Le Parc #704 Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 p $1,435,000 Meridian Club #1403 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 $1,269,000 Terraces #1206 Polly Himmel 239.290.3910 $950,000 Terraces #1706 Polly Himmel 239.290.3910 $875,000 532 Pine Grove Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $850,000 Vistas #1906 Ed Cox/Je Cox 239.860.8806 $799,000 Regent #4N Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $8,200,000 Regent #7S Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $6,995,000 Regent #5-N Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $5,500,000 308 Neapolitan Way Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $4,800,000 Provence #402 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.571.5614 $3,395,000 319 Pirates Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,995,000 Provence #1101 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $2,295,000 233 Mermaids Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,195,000 4700 Crayton Court Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $1,750,000 Brittany #305 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $1,675,000 503 Turtle Hatch Lane Vincent Bandelier 239.450.5976 $1,550,000 Le Ciel Venetian Tower #302 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.571.5614 $1,545,000

PAGE 46 Naples & SurroundsWith sun-drenched sugary-sand beaches, stretching over 10 miles, temperate year-round weather and abundant shing and boating activities, Naples has been a natural attraction for auent travelers and sun seekers from around the world for decades. BERKSHIRE LAKES 34 Hastings Place S u san R. Payne 239.777.7209 p $360,000 VICTORIA PARK 9703 Oxford Street Pa trick OConnor 239.293.9411 $360,000 MARBELLA LAKES Marbella Lakes #201 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 $348,500 CARRIAGE CIRCLE 3125 Carriage Circle Me lissa Proctor 239.784.8582 $339,900 WYNDEMERE 103 Amblewood Lane Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $260,000 BERKSHIRE VILLAGE 7524 Berkshire Pines Drive Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $255,000 Vanderbilt BeachVanderbilt Beach is home to The Ritz-Carlton, trendy shops, cafes and a host of retail establishments. Single-family homes, luxurious beachfront and waterfront condominiums and mid-rise living are found here. EAGLE CREEK Waterford Place #103 M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 p $229,900 WYNDEMERE Villages #201 Ry an Batey 239.287.9159 $179,000 NAPLES BATH TENNIS Naples Bath & Tennis #B Ca rolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $174,000 ISLES OF CAPRI Tarpon Village Apartments #B-8 Cyn thia Corogin 239.393.6747 $150,000 ISLES OF CAPRI Tarpon Village Apartments #A6 Cyn thia Corogin 239.393.6747 $136,500 MARCO SHORES 153 Queen Palm Drive Angeli ca Andrews 239.595.7653 $132,132 Strada Residences at MercatoLive a lifestyle that puts a world of shopping, dining and entertainment within walking distance of home. These 1-, 2and 3-bedroom condominiums are spacious, lavishly appointed and fully-amenitized examples of ultra-chic living at one of Naples best addresses. The Strada #7502 B a rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $1,250,000 The Strada #7406 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $599,000 The Strada #7404 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $599,000 The Strada #5205 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $519,000 The Strada #7309 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $425,000 The Strada #7409 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $415,000 Regatta II #403 Jennifer/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 p $888,885 385 Willett Avenue Dina L. Moon 239.370.1252 $849,000 Vanderbilt Gulfside #104 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 $799,000 467 Seagull Avenue Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $625,000 Regatta III #302 Jennifer/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $559,000 Vanderbilt Palms #204 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 $239,000 WYNDEMERE 910 Wyndemere Way Gar y L./Je/Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 p $529,000 LELY RESORT Legacy #404 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $515,000 HAWKSRIDGE The Colony #1304 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $462,500 WYNDEMERE 2 Golf Cottage Drive Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $415,000 WYNDEMERE 120 Water Oaks Way Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $395,000 WYNDEMERE 176 Via Napoli Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $389,000 NAPLES CAY The Seasons #1803 B a rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $6,450,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6720 Hunters Road Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $2,350,000 PINE RIDGE 585 Ridge Drive Li nda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 $1,870,000 PINE RIDGE 23 Banyan Road Su san R. Payne 239.777.7209 $1,350,000 LOGAN WOODS 5271 Mahogany Ridge Drive Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,150,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #801 Da rlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $949,000 WYNDEMERE 838 Wyndemere Way K a thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 p $885,000 NAPLES CAY Club at Naples Cay #1102A Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $875,000 WYNDEMERE 126 Edgemere Way South Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $799,000 VINEYARDS Vista Pointe #3606 Amy Atherholt 239.592.6343 $635,000 WYNDEMERE 212 Via Napoli Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $595,000 WYNDEMERE 204 Via Napoli Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $549,000

PAGE 47 Sanibel, Captiva & SurroundsLong beloved for their white-sand beaches, prolic seashells, and ora and fauna, the Islands provide a haven for families, vacationers and those who simply enjoy a slower pace of life. From condominiums to resorts to villas to cottages, the Islands are the perfect refuge for living year-round or as a getaway in the sun. Fiddlers CreekFiddlers Creek is a master-planned community oering luxury residences, resort-style living, golf and access to a full-service marina. Marco IslandGraced with miles of powder-white sand beaches, Marco boasts luxurious real estate, shopping, dining, entertainment and a bounty of recreational activities from boating and shing to golf and tennis and more. 3848 Mahogany Bend Drive M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 p $1,199,000 Serena #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $829,000 9072 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $648,000 Marengo #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $485,000 Cascada #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $475,000 Varenna #101 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $379,000 Serena #101 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 p $369,000 Serena #102 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $365,000 Cascada #102 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $349,900 4521 Cardinal Cove Lane Michael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 $239,999 Whisper Trace #105 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $176,900 Whisper Trace #102 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $174,900 Royal Marco Point I #404 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 p $595,000 Villas at Waterside #101 Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 $430,000 Pelican Perch #203 Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 $319,000 Moorings of Marco #202 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $310,000 Seabreeze #R-2 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $119,500 Estuary of Marco #101 Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 $119,000 1284 Collier Blvd. North Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 p $759,000 Hideaway Beach #310 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $749,500 Crescent Beach #205 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $689,000 1240 Mimosa Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $599,000 Courtyard Towers #301 Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 $599,000 Royal Marco Point I #302 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $599,000 Belize #2506 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 p $10,500,000 1731 Ludlow Road Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $2,950,000 Belize #507 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $2,249,000 440 Cottage Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $1,750,000 944 Sand Dune Drive Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $1,499,000 Riviera #432 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $1,450,000 1816 Woodbine Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 p $1,300,000 1148 Lamplighter Court Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $1,199,000 Marbelle Club #806 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $949,000 1113 Whiteheart Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $935,000 Sandcastle I #1403 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $925,000 Caxambas South Beach Terrace #401 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $795,000 SANIBEL 2984 Wulfert Road J a ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $2,450,000 SANIBEL 2514 Blind Pass Court J a ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,398,500 SANIBEL 785 Birdie View Point Cind y Sitton 239.810.4772 $1,099,000 SANIBEL 2449 Harbour Lane J a ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $878,000 FORT MYERS 1 Island St epha nie Bissett 239.292.3707 $749,000 FORT MYERS BEACH Island Reef Club #103 St epha nie Bissett 239.292.3707 $380,000


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Illustrated Properties Joanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732 Brian Carey | 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY Enjoy Resort Style Living at Its Best In Village Walk & 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! 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 $559,900 MA GN IF IC EN T d t il t th i 4B R 3 5 5 B A 3 A C G St t l M t f 5 B VILLAGE WALK l l th t Th l i t i E W A L W W K f f i l t f t t t i f il VILLAGE WALKClassic DiVosta 3BR,2.5BA plus den Oakmont with pool on Benicia Court with easy access to the gate and a short walk to the amenities center. Well cared for home by these original owners on a very wide easement lot with wide water views. Love this home and Love this community come see it today! $399,000 C C l i D iV t B 3B R R 2 B 5B A A l l d d O O O k k t i it h h l l B B i i i i C C t i i h th O O k k y ac ce ss t t o th th e ga t te a d nd a s h ho t rt w l al k k t to t t h he a me i ni ti ti es c en t te r W We ll ll c ar d ed f f or h h om e b by a m VILLAGE WALK FEATURED PROPERTY VILLAGE WALKGREAT LOCATION! Oakmont 3BR, 2.5BA plus den and 2 car garage. This lovely single family is nicely upgraded and MOVE IN READY! Features include freshly painted neutral interior, upgraded tile in the living areas and guest bedroom, updated master bath, plantation shutters, brand new stove and microwave, built-in entertainment center, hurricane shutters, and large screened lanai with private pool and lake views. Perfectly located in the community just step from the amenities Center! Visual Tour Available Call to schedule you private showing today! $390,900 VISUAL TOUR AVAILABLE! GR EA T L OC AT IO N! O k t 3 BR 2 2 5B A l d d 2 T hi l 2 5 o ve ly s in gl e fa mi ly i s ni ce ly u pg ra de d an d M O O V E IN R EA D Y! F ea tu re s in cl ud e M EXTENDED CAPRI VILLA 2/2 WITH 2-CAR GARAGE in the cul-de-sac across the bridge from the Town Center and all amenities in Village Walk. Roll down shutters, very large screened patio, fountain and lake views, blank pallet ready to sell. Close soon and enjoy Season here this winter!! $280,000 VILLAGE WALK E W AL W W K ISLAND WALK FEATURED PROPERTY ISLAND WALKTHIS IS THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Aruba Townhome 3BD 2.5BA, 2-Car Garage lives like a single family home and is MOVE IN READY! This pristine home has been used by the owners on a few days per year and is in like NEW CONDITION! This home is nicely upgraded and shows like a model offering light neutral interior, tile in all living areas, built-in entertainment center, planation shutters, screened lanai with private heated pool, complete hurricane protection and more! The home can also be purchased turnkey furnished for additional 12K! A MUST SEE! $289,900 VISUAL TOUR AVAILABLE TH TH I I S S I I S S TH TH E E ON ON E E Y Y OU OU HA HA V V A A A A E E B B EE EE N N WA WA IT IT IN IN G G FO FO R! R! A A b b T T h h B 3B D D 2 N N W W 2 5B 5B A A 2 2 C C ar G G arage li li ves li li k ke as i in l gl e f fa i mi 2 5 5 ly h h omean d d i is M M O O V V E E IN IN R R EA EA D D Y! Y! T T hi hi s l ly I S NEW LISTING NEW LISTING


Broker participation welcomed. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations reference should be made to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a d eveloper to a buyer or lessee. Not an offering where prohibited by state law. Prices subject to change without notice. The best lifestyle in Naples Flats Casitas TownhomesAll this brought to you by the Builder of the Year in the Community of the Year for six years in a row!Come see Ols 20 ready-to-move-in residences this weekend and discover the unique appeal of our unbeatable lifestyled community. Tour all of Ols luxurious models and our award-winning 20,000 sq. ft. Village Center.priced from the low $200s and selling fast! INVENTORY FLOORPLAN UNIT BED/BATH SALE PRICESan Clemente 4003 2/2 $219,990 Santa Isabella 4203 2/2.5 $224,780 Santa Ana End 4005 3/2.5 $224,990 San Fernando 4205 2/2 $230,825 Carmel 3102 2/2.5 $244,805 Santa Monica 4307 2/2.5 $250,880 Santa Ana 4402 3/2.5 $253,160 San Fernando 4305 2/2 $257,260 San Benito 4504 2/2 $288,980 Santa Barbara 4210 3/2.5 $297,260 UP TO $7,500TOWARD OPTIONS & UPGRADES 239.793.2100 | www.lely-resort.comSales Center Directions: I-75 to exit 101, go west. Right on Grand Lely Drive. 8020 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, Florida 34113 tionwelcomedOralrepresentationscannotberelieduponascorrectlystatingtherepresentati o 23 9 S S ale ale s s R ig ht R R 34 11 3

PAGE 56 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB24 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 COMBINING TASTE, VALUE & FINE CRAFTMANSHIP. THATS THE KEY TO A GREAT CUSTOM HOME. TURNKEY SERIES HOMES*Lot priced separately The Frey family of companies has been building exquisite custom homes in Southwest Florida since 1972. We are now pleased to move that long tradition of excellence, pride and expertise south to Marco Island. Whether you choose one of our select waterfront homesites or opt to build on your own, Frey & Son Homes TurnKey Series strikes the perfect balance of taste, value and ne crasmanship. Not an easy task, to be sure. But making it easy for you is what we do best. Contact Tina Deady at 239-404-4468 or Donna Panarello at 239-405-3621 to schedule an appointment. Opportunities from $550k to over $1.5 millione Barbados (Model) 861 N. Bareld Dr. Marco Island, FL 34145 Model Home Now Open! Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, Floridas preeminent homebuilder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, elegant new Minto homes will overlook miles of scenic kayak and biking trails. With over half its 2,400 acres dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat, outdoor-inspired amenities will complete an extraordinary new community where the magic of Old Naples and Mother Nature still coexist. Schedule Your Tour of our New Discovery Sales Center Today! Luxury Single Family and Coach Homes Open January 2014 Inspired by nature... imagined by Minto. On the south shore of Naples Bay A setting only nature could create. A lifestyle only Minto could bring to Naples.For more information call (888) 707-1251 | 5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34112 95 1 95 1 84 Da vis Boule va rdGolden Gate Pk wy Pine Ridge Road5th Av e.NAPLESNaples Ba yRo oker y Bay National Estuarine R esearch R eser ve Hamilton Harbor Dollar Ba yGulf of Mexic oOF C O LL I ER P RE S E R V E N Exit 10 5 Airport Pulling Road Naples Bay, Today Shops of 5th Ave, Today Naples Bay, 1909 Shops of 5th Ave., 1950 Please register for priority information: Black and White Photos Courtesy of the Collier County Museum, Na ples, FL Prices and availability subject to change without not ice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the pu rchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documen ts required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. Minto Communities, LLC 2013. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any minto creates better places to inspire life For more information about our award-winning homes and communities throughout Florida, visit BUSINESS MEETINGS 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 www. 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. Members and guests of the Collier County Bar Association will enjoy the CCBA annual family holiday party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Naples Bay Resort. Children are welcome and will be entertained by arts and crafts and a visit from someone special. For reservations or more information, visit The Collier Building Industry Association holds its annual installation and awards banquet from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at The Club at Olde Cypress. $50. RSVP by calling 436-6100, e-mailing or visiting Business After Five and the annual holiday party for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Hilton Naples. Sign up by calling 298-7928 or visiting www. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals holds its next networking meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Call 449-8668 or email The Collier Building Industry Association holds its next business mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Executive Electronics of Southwest Florida, 28741 S. Diesel Drive in Bonita Springs. $15 for members, $25 for other. Sign up by calling 436-6100 or visiting at (no walk-ins). Plans are underway for the 2014 East Naples Business Expo and Taste of the Expo from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at new Hope Ministries on Davis Boulevard. Sponsors are Minto Communities, The Arlington and Windstar on Naples Bay. The associations next regular networking meeting takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. For more information, call Shirley Calhoun at 435-9410 or Natalie Anguilano at 643-3600, or visit


DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 B25 Prices, terms and availability subject to change without notice. *$8,000 closing cost paid by builder is contingent upon buyer closing a loan with builder approved lender and title company and is subject to limits. Financing example is based on a sales price of $212,990 with a 0% down payment with a minimum credit score of 640. Mortgage is a USDA 30 year xed rate loan in the amount of $217,428 (including nanced upfront mortgage insurance premium) with an interest rate of 4.250% (4.507% APR) a nd monthly payments of $1,529.11. Monthly principal and interest, taxes, HOA dues,mortgage insurance and hazard insurance are included in the above payments. Interest rates, payme nts, terms and availability of this loan program, and the sales price, are examples only and are subject to change without notice and may not be available at time of loan commitment or closing. Loans are subject to credit approval. Restrictions and conditions may apply. USDA Loan program is available through American Eagle Mortgage Co. License Number: NMLS#167191.Take Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. Maple Ridge Lennar Pulte Homes Del Webb Naples 5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 34142 239-352-3903 AveMaria.comModels Open Daily Now Open. 4 New Models.Our door is wide open. Looking for new homes priced from the mid $100s? And you thought it couldnt be true. Brand new, beautiful homes amazingly priced from the mid $100s to the $400s! Youll nd them and more at Ave Maria. Featuring condominiums and single-family homes with 2-6 bedrooms overlooking lakes, preserves, the golf course or our Town Center. All located in a great new community with onsite water park, championship golf course, lakes, parks, Publix grocery market, private schools and university, shopping, and dining. Plus, A-rated Collier Schools are located just down the street. So if youre looking for a great new home with low, low prices, remember the door at Ave Maria is always open. Homes for just over $1,500* a month! Ave Maria. Life. Made Simple. Real estate outlook conference set for Jan. 29 in Fort MyersRegistration is open for the 14th annual Southwest Florida Real Estate Outlook Conference set for 7:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Presented by the Southwest Florida CCIM District, the conference provides networking and educational opportunities for any individual or company that deals with, or wants to learn more about, commercial real estate transactions. The conference is open to the public, with an early registration fee of $50 for non-members and $40 for Southwest Florida CCIM District members. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event for $60. Business leaders from throughout the community will discuss where the economy is today, what the expectation is for 2014 and what business leaders need to prepare for in the future. All commercial real estate categories will be addressed retail, industrial, land and office. Panel speakers will include Matt Stephen, Premier Commercial Office; Jim Boback, Boback Commercial Group; and Wilson Bradsaw, president of Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition, Randy Anderson of the economics department at the University of Central Florida will discuss the economic outlook for 2014 as it pertains to real estate. Attendees will receive a booklet containing data about real estate transactions, as well as a current membership listing for the Southwest Florida CCIM District that includes Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. The conference is made possible by the following sponsors: Wells Fargo Private Bank; First Citizens Bank; LandQwest Commercial; CBC National Bank SBA Lending Group; University Place; CRE Consultants; Premier Commercial; the City of Cape Coral Economic Development Office; Naples Area Board of Realtors; Achieva Credit Union; Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Appraisal Institute; Velocity Engineering Services; RE/MAX Realty Group; Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons; The Law Office of Kevin F. Jurinski & Associates; Coldwell Banker Commercial; 1031 Tax Free Strategies; Suite Life Magazine; Southwest Florida Business Today; and Business Observer. Sponsorships are still available. For registration or more information, visit 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


any right, title, interest or otherwise to use all planned Club facilities, but rather an opportunity to join, subject to the payment of assessments, fees and applicable regulations. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. All club facilities and the private golf courses as presently proposed are not constructed nor will all proposed facilities be located within the property encompassed in the Fiddlers Creek PUD. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. Gulf Bay Homes Ltd, Fiddlers Residential, LLC, Fiddlers Creek Realty, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker. ORAL REPRESENTA TIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER, BROKER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATION S, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND, IF APPLICABLE, THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNISHED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. All features, amenities, prices and availability are subject to change without notice. Ownership of property within Fiddlers Creek does not entitle an Owner to EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY AMADOR by D.R. HortonFrom $404,990 CHIASSO by D.R. HortonFrom $529,990 MILLBROOK by Lennar From $337,990 RUNAWAY BAY by Lennar From $612,990 SONOMA by LennarFrom $284,990 MAJORCA by Stock From $619,990 MAHOGANY BEND by Stock ISLA DEL SOL by Stock From $739,990From $979,990 plus homesite P P P reC onstruction from th e r r r e e C C o o n n n s s t t r r r u u c c t t i i o o o n n n f f r r r o o m m m t t h h e e $ 30 0 $ $ $ $ 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 s s s 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2006 2014 Amador Offered by D. R. Horton 9193 Campanile Circle 3BR/2BA 1,983 A/C Sq. Ft. $474,912 Sonoma Offer ed by Lennar Homes 3149 Aviamar Circle #3012 3BR/2BA 1,741 A/C Sq. Ft. $283,655 3149 Aviamar Cir cle #3022 3BR/2BA 2,110 A/C Sq. Ft. $303,655 Millbrook Of fer ed by Lennar Homes 3014 A viamar Circle 3BR/3BA 2,032 A/C Sq. Ft. $442,120 Runaway Bay Of fered by Lennar Homes 3420 Runaway Bay Lane 3BR/3BA 2,800 A/C Sq. Ft. $830,216 3425 Runaway Bay Lane 3BR/4BA 3,659 A/C Sq. Ft. $899,365 Isla del Sol Of fer ed by Stock 3832 Isla del Sol W ay 4BR/4.5BA 4,239 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,653,963 Majorca Of fer ed by Stock 8592 Major ca Lane 3BR/3BA 2,719 A/C Sq. Ft. $894,425 8568 Major ca Lane 3BR/3BA 2,815 A/C Sq. Ft. $939,780 Mahogany Bend Offer ed by Stock 3772 Mahogany Bend Dr. 4BR/4.5BA 3,174 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,143,888 Mulberry Row 7710 Mulberry Lane 3BR/3.5BA 3,025 A/C Sq. Ft. $845,000 Callista 2731 A viamar Cir cle #10-104 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. $335,000 Serena 3195 Serenity Court #7-201 3BR/3BA 3,010 A/C Sq. Ft. $369,000 P P P l u s l l u u s s ... . .. M o v e i n R e a d y H o m e s M M M M o o v v e e i i n n R R R e e a a a d d y y H H o o m m m e e s s S d D ollar WINNER MM COMMUNITY CO CO MM MM UN UN IT IT Y Y COMM C C OF THE O OF T T HE OF T OF T T Y Y Y A A EA R EA A R R 20 0 12 2 & 2 01 3 3 2012 & 2013 20 20 12 12 & & 2 2 01 3 3 2 2 2 Fiddlers Creek Information Center: Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5:30pm 8152 Fiddlers Creek Pkwy., Naples, FL 34114


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 B27 www.JackiStrategos.comJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netRichard Droste Agricultural exemptions apply. Large pond, ready to build, new barn. Great location. 11441 Riggs Road 5 Acres UTILITIES IN PLACE 633 Hernando Ct. $1,195,000 WESTERN EXPOSURE4 BR/3 BA home close to beach. Direct access waterway. Large lanai.Only 1st oor available. Super spacious. 2 car garage. No mandatory fees. Mystic Greens Lely Resort NEW TO MARKET Thats right! The biggest opportunity to hit Naples in a decade is about to make its grand debut. An extraordinary address for those who know how to seize the day and believe in living life to the fullest. Naples Square, located in the heart of downtown, is just steps away from the very best of Naples worldBe a part of Naples biggest success story and register online today.Sales Gallery Opening Soon www.NaplesSquare.comAnother Ronto OpportunityORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Equal Housing Opportunity. ITS TIME FOR THE WORLD TO REVOLVE AROUND YOUDowntown Living from thehigh $400s to over 1M REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSSouth Bay Realty announces the following top producers in November: Jim Duke, top listing associate; Stacie Ricci, top selling associate; Lisha Middendorf, top rental booking associate. All are members of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Coldwell Banker Previews International property specialists Chip Harris and Michele Peppe, The Harris-Peppe Team, have been ranked in the Top 100 NRT Teams for the third quarter. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a subsidiary of NRT, which is has been ranked the No. 1 brokerage in the U.S. for 16 years in a row by REAL Trends. Top producers for the month of November in the Fifth Avenue Naples office of Royal Shell Real Estate were: Lauren and Michael Taranto, The Taranto Team, top listing producers team; Liz Appling, top listing producer individual; Denise Stilwell and Jim Heister, The SWFL Waterfront Team, top sales producers team; and Jeremy OGuinn, top sales producer individual. The following real estate agents are new to the team at Elysium Homes, which is expanding from Marco Island and Naples to Cape Coral: Cindy Cyrus, Tylan Hannan, Shane Karalewitz, Gary Lagace, Shirley Stirz and Jeff Tyson. Friley Saucier of Premier Sothebys International Realty earned the Best Market Report award for her 2013 statistical report on the Pelican Bay and Bay Colony real estate market at the Leaders in Luxury symposium for upper-tier real estate professionals held recently in Seattle, Wash. Hosted annually by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the symposium is an invitation-only educational and networking opportunity for real estate agents who work in the $1 million-plus housing market. The following agents have joined John R. Wood Properties in the agencys Naples area offices: Central office Ray Couret, Georgia Pyne, Mary Riva, Michael Woodring (The Marvelle Team); North Naples office Jack Adamczyk, Annie McFarland (The Patrick Dearborn Team), Roy Migeot and Barry Rosenfeld; Old Naples office Diana Fricke. Matt Simmons, a Florida state certified residential real estate appraiser and broker, has been promoted to partner at Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons. Mr. Simmons one of nine members of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board appointed by Gov. Rick Scott. He holds a bachelors degree in business management from Florida Gulf Coast University. Chip Harris and Michele Peppe Matt Simmons Friley Saucier


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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION INSIDEBROUGHT 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 The wine whispererBook critic Phil Jason smiles all the way through this hilarious memoir. C12 Big, but smallSeveral hundred works of petite-sized art comprise Harmon-Meek Gallery show. C3 Those were the daysTake a trip back in time to old-school Italian at Table 82 of Naples. C31 Kimberly Perry, lead singer of the sibling group The Band Perry, sees more than a little symbolism in Done, the recent chart-topping single from the groups current album, Pioneer. That was actually one that Reid and Neil wrote, and it was the very last one written for Pioneer, she said, mentioning her younger brothers and bandmates. So it was very fitting that the title was called Done. Its cool, it really taps into a sentiment more than a story, and its cool to see the fans make it their soundtrack for wherever they are in this particular moment. Weve seen a lot of feedback from our fans that says All I want to be is done with school so I can get on to the summer, or All I want to be is done with my diet so I can get back to eating chocolate. So its been really cool to see them take the song and use it for whatever they need it for. The song could also be about a relationship hitting a dead end. But that wasnt what inspired the song, Kimberly Perry said. We were ready to be finished with this album and let it find its wings in the world, so that was specifically what we were tapping into, she said of Done. When it comes to its career, The Band Perry is far from being done. In fact, the group looks to be just beginning a ride that will take it to major stardom before long. After fronting her own band as a teen-ager, Kimberly Perry, 30, Reid Perry, 25, and Neil Perry, 23, formed The Band Perry in 2005. Several yearsEnjoying the rideThe Band Perry headed in this direction BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ BY ALAN SCULLEYSpecial to Florida Weekly THE FRENCH PHILOSOPHER SARTRE SAID THAT hell is other people. But according to Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol, playing at the Gulfshore Playhouse through Dec. 22, hell is a place with no hope, a place where people are encumbered by the very things they worshipped in life. And thats where Ebenezer Scrooges business partner finds himself after he dies. The people trapped there are chained, theyre bound to the things they were preoccupied with in their life that took their focus away from the rest of humanity, says Playhouse Artistic Associate Cody Nickell. He then quotes the late Jacob Marley: These are the chains I forged in life. I made them, link by link, yard by yard, cashbox by cashbox.One-man play tells the story of Jacob Marleys journey SEE PERRY, C18 SEE MARLEY, C4 COURTESY PHOTOThe Band Perry COURTESY PHOTOCody Nickell in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol To hell and back c w t h c l I y Local Scrooge makes it to the big TimesC4 >>inside:


SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSThe wily manipulations of an online dating appOn a recent trip to New York, I couldnt stop gushing to my single friend Sarah about the joys of Tinder, the dating app that lets you scroll through potential mates in the geographic vicinity. You wouldnt believe all the great options, I said. This is going to revolutionize our lives. Sarah looked skeptical when I pulled out my phone. Youll see. The first man to appear a 20-year-old named Vinny sported outrageously sized muscles. He wore a black tank top and dark sunglasses, and Tinder said he was 50 miles away. Sarah and I looked at each other and laughed. New Jersey, we said at the same time. The next option, also 50 miles away, posed in a front yard surrounded by palm trees. Thats funny, I said. This must be a vacation shot. Sarah shrugged. As I scrolled through more men, she asked, Where are all the hipsters? Its true. Tinder gave us an inordinate amount of men holding shotguns and driving pickup trucks, but none of what we were expecting. Where were the poets, film directors and intellectuals who populate New York City? Where were the skinny jeans, the arty glasses, the beards? When I used this app in Florida, I told Sarah, every other guy had a picture of himself holding a fish. And up popped a photo of a man carrying a snook. Damn it, I said. As it turns out, the Internet is filled with stories of Tinder glitches wormholes in the spacetime continuum that allow us to be in one place while our Tinder feed pulls from another. In an article about all the trouble the app has thrown her way, Shani Silver writes on www.xojane. com: I dont live in Oregon, Tinder! I live in Brooklyn! Why are you showing me this completely adorable, rugged, blonde (damn you!) guy that I will of course match with and then after two back-and-forth messages discover that he lives as far across the country as he can possibly get? Why? Why, indeed? One of the men Sarah and I had both given the thumbs-up to a handsome firefighter messaged me, and we went back and forth until finally I asked where he lived. Near Cocoa Beach, he said. On the east coast of Florida. I almost cried. I tried deleting the app and then reinstalling it. Each time I logged in, the opening screen showed a small map of my location in New York, exactly where it should be. But all the potential matches still showed palm trees and white sand beaches. So much green my eyes hurt. The photos felt like postcards from home. And all those good-looking men mugging for the camera in their hunting camos? They were like the boys I grew up with. Only, from the vantage point of New York, with its gritty sidewalks and concrete everywhere, its men in tight pants and designer labels who could sooner deconstruct Proust than change a tire, I finally understood the appeal to all that swaggering masculinity. Perhaps Tinder wasnt so far off base, after all. n a o w i C t NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 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 CoolSculpting Available in:Medical Director: Andrew T. Ja e, MD, FAADComplimentary consultations 239-313-2553*Restrictions apply. Individual results may vary.Transform your bodywithout surgery or downtime. BEFORE AFTER Revolutionary Fat FreezingGuaranteed* fat reducing resultswhen you Treat-to-Complete withExclusively at Riverchase: Give the Gift of Beauty For Every $100 Gi Card, Get $20 IN SPA BUCKS! Spa Bucks can only be redeemed for Spa Blue MD services. Restrictions apply. Call for details. CoolSculptingFat Reduction Ultherapy Skin Tightening Laser Hair Removal Cosmetic Injectables Laser Rejuvenation Facials and Peels Physician Only Skin Car e Products Gift Cards Available for Purchase At All Riverchase Locations! North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Drive 239-449-3499Fort Myers 7331 Gladiolus Drive239-313-2553 SPA BLUE MD LOCATIONSMedical Director: Andrew T. Ja e, MD


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PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 He was not a good person, he says of Marley. He looks back on his life and sees how small it was. It was full of countless tiny cruelties, vicious little economies, and mean, pathetic little triumphs. In this one-man show by Tom Mula, when Marley dies, he goes to hell. In order to rescue himself, he has to save Scrooges soul. The twist is, he becomes the puppet master behind the ghosts of Christmas past and present, says Playhouse founder/producing artistic director Kristen Coury, whos directing the show. This version uses the classic 1843 Charles Dickens novel as a jumping-off spot. In the same way that Wicked is a completely different story about Oz, its the same way with this, she explains. Its entirely its own story. Scrooge, the Cratchits, and a host of other characters are on a brand new, completely different journey, separate from A Christmas Carol. In this version, because Marleys coming up with the plan himself, its a little more off the cuff, a little less prescribed, Mr. Nickell adds. Hes thinking on his feet, hes pulling tricks out of his sleeve every chance he can. Nothing works out the way he thinks it will. There are twists and turns he cant control. Things go awry, as they often do in plays. In this one-man show, Mr. Nickell portrays 18 different characters, including Marley, Scrooge, the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Christmas Present, as well as various demons and angels. There are a couple angel figures, says Mr. Nickell. One of whom is not named, but could be a St. Peter or a gatekeeper-type of person, the other is more of a guardian angel. Its interesting to carve out specific characters within what are generally stock characters. Its a lot of fun. As its written, the angels are fallible and strange and have human qualities about them. I think Tom Mula, the playwright, has done a terrific job in creating these imperfect perfect beings. The complexity of characters is what interests Mr. Nickell and makes them challenging. He doesnt believe anyone is fully good or bad, so if hes playing someone whos bad, hes always looking for the good in them, and if hes playing someone whos good, hes looking for their dark side. Complexity is fun for me, and a lot more interesting for an audience, he says. When the two were reading plays last season, looking at potential possibilities for this season, they decided theyd like to experiment with a Christmas play if they would find one they liked. This one rose on its merits as a script and on its story, says Mr. Nickell. They also liked the fact that it was a one-man show. So many people have done versions of this story, says Ms. Coury, whos reading the original Dickens tale for the first time. Everyone from the Flintstones to the Jetsons to the Muppets to Mr. Magoo have their version of A Christmas Carol. I was thinking about this, she says. How timeless this story is, how it continues to be relevant in so many different forms. There is something inherently beautiful in this story that speaks to us, clearly, Mr. Nickell says. Everyone keeps revisiting it in its various forms. There is a uniqueness in this version. In my mind, its such a beautiful reimaging of it. It feels very different to me than any Christmas Carol Ive come across. The set is more radical than what people might expect, Ms. Coury says, describing it as an exploded London home meets London dock meets hell. The set itself represents the exploded version of Victorian London with scattered boards, upside-down streetlamps, crooked platforms. Everything is askew, as if all having succumbed to the explosion of hell. Its a beautiful evocative set, she says, one that lends itself to being turned into 40 different locations. According to Mr. Nickell, the play contains humor, drama and scary stuff. Its got it all, he says. And it all adds up to a pretty heady experience for the actor. Its physically and emotionally and mentally challenging and exhausting, but also thrilling. He doesnt often get goose bumps while performing, but he does several times during this show, he reveals. It has something to do with having the chance to share this material in this way with a group of people. I certainly feel privileged and lucky and blessed and humbled, and very moved. And thankful to have a family that I love. Christmas is a time you get to rejoice in the world in which you live, with the people you live with. Im lucky I have a job I love and a family that I love. It makes me miss the ones who arent here, the ones who are gone. It does all the things a holiday piece should do, and it does them very acutely for me, at the center of the play. MARLEYFrom page 1Local Scrooge makes it to the big Times (as in, The Sunday New York Times)Putting on A Christmas Carol is an annual holiday tradition for some theaters. In recognition of this, The New York Times on Sunday, Dec. 8, took a look at 61 Scrooges across the country, creating a full-page visual montage of the actors in costume. The piece, A Season of Scrooges (And a SQuja) ran in the Arts & Leisure Section on page D8. A photograph of Gulfshore Playhouse Artistic Associate Cody Nickell, whos starring in the oneman play Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol this month at The Norris Center, is at the very top, in the center, right below the introductory paragraph. To be front and center, right under the text, is pretty cool, says Mr. Nickell. Its always exciting when you end up in the national press, says Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse founder and producing artistic director, noting that the company is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season. The scores of Scrooges in The Times montage include a female whos performing in a drag adaptation set in a Victorian music hall, a hip-hop dancing Scrooge who pops, locks, breaks and does the boogaloo and a Klingon (who is the SQuja in the title, the Klingon translation of the name Scrooge.) Mr. Nickell had to fill out a questionnaire for The Times about his role and had to admit that though hes seen film adaptations, hes never seen a stage production of A Christmas Carol before, nor has he ever acted in one before this year. After the thrill of seeing his own image in the Sunday Times, he perused the other faces. Im going, Who do I know? Im looking at all my cohorts, he says. Ms. Coury says she got a kick out of studying the different Scrooges. Theyre all older, she notes. And heres Cody Nickell, under 40, and were not changing him up. His actual look is based more on Charles Dickens than any other. Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse>> When: Through Dec. 22 >> Where: The Norris Center >> Cost: Tickets start at $33 >> Info: (866) 811-4111 or Cody Nickell is circled in this image of page D8 of the Dec. 7 New York Times. nter. Jacob Marley is just one of the 18 characters Cody Nickell portrays in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol. The set of Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse might surprise some patrons at The Norris Center. COURTESY PHOTOS



PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 Theater Nutcracker Goes Pop! By KidzAct of The Naples Players select dates through Dec. 21 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or Our Town By The Naples Players through Dec. 21 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol By Gulfshore Playhouse through Dec. 22 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse. org. See story on page C1. My Three Angels Through Dec. 22 by Florida Repertory Theatre in the Historic Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or See review on page C8. The Santaland Diaries Dec. 18-Dec. 29 by Florida Repertory Theatre in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas Through Dec. 25 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Swingin Christmas Through Dec. 25 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Thursday, Dec. 12 Smooth Moves Take a tai chi class from 10-11 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for Garden members, $15 for others. 643-7275 or Out of Town Get Out of Town Travel hosts a presentation on the new Bordeaux river cruise by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises at 11 a.m. at the Artists Gallery on Marco Island and at 3 p.m. at Robb & Stucky in Naples. 5964142 or Talk The Marco Island Historical Museum hosts The Everglades Art of Hannah Ineson gallery talk at 1 p.m. 180 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco Island. 642-1440 or A Stand-Up Guy Tony Rock takes the stage tonight through Dec. 15 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island. 389-6901 or Night Out Decanted Wines hosts a wine tasting featuring chocolate, light appetizers and mini spa treatments by U-topia Spa from 5-7 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door; $15 for all spa treatments. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 4341814 or Boat Parade The Village on Venetian Bay presents its holiday boat parade starting at 6:30 p.m. Onshore activities include balloon art, face-painting and an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. 2616100 or Wine Pairing Clive Daniel and Artichoke and Company host a wine tasting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Clive Daniel showroom. $45. Reservations required. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 263-6979 or Tuba Time Fifth Avenue South presents Tuba Christmas and more live entertainment from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Sugden Plaza and along the avenue. Grandmas Christmas Goose By Compton & Bennett at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits tonight and Dec. 19. $39.95 per person. 2700 Immokalee Road. 4317928 or Friday, Dec. 13 Piano Rock A special pianobased rock performance by John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting takes place on the lawn outside Mercatos Bravo! at 6 p.m. Mr. Ondrasik is best known for the Top 40 hits Superman, 00 Years and The Riddle. Tunes Larry Moss performs from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7138.Deck the Walls Sweet Art Gallery invites the public to its annual holiday reception from 6-8 p.m. as a benefit for the March of Dimes of Collier County. Singer, songwriter, painter Bobby Goldsboro will be on hand, and guests will be able to buy a $5 raffle ticket to win a framed giclee of his oil painting A Bow on Top. Free. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. See You at Stans Jeff Hilt performs from 6-9 p.m. at Stans Idle Hour on Marco Island. 394-3041 or www. Funny Divas Auiria Wilson, Mona Chiarizio and Susan Saiger take the stage at Old Naples Comedy Club tonight and Dec. 14. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or A Choral Christmas The Philharmonic Chorus and the Philharmonic Youth Chorus perform a Christmas concert at Artis-Naples at 8 p.m. 597-1900 or Saturday, Dec. 14 Farmers Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama from 7:30-11:30 a.m. today. www. Muck Around Guided swamp walks set out in the wet wilderness behind Clyde Butchers Big Cypress Preserve gallery off U.S. 41 in Ochopee. $50 for adults, $25 for ages 18 and younger. Reservations required. 695-2428 or www. Book Signing Friends of the Collier County Museum host a book signing with Clyde Butcher from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Collier County Museum Headquarters. Free admission and holiday refreshments. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. Art Show Naples Artcrafters holds a juried fine art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park. Free. 2500804 or Car Show More than 100 collector and luxury cars will park at Mercato fom 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Cmon Down WGCU-TV presents Curious Kids and Curious George from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. 514-0084 or Aviation Celebration The City of Naples Airport Authority celebrates the 70th anniversary of Naples Municipal Airport from 1-4 p.m. 643-0733 or Crocodile Rock An Elton John tribute band takes the stage at Sugden Park at 5 p.m. as part of the Sounds From the Park outdoor concert series. Free. Piano Tunes Lynn Carol tickles the ivories from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7138. Naples Bay Boat Parade The Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Great spots for spectators include Naples City Dock, the oat House on Naples Bay, The Dock at Crayton Cove, Riverwalk and Pinchers at Tin City and Kellys Fish House at Port O Call marina. It Takes Two Pablo Repun Tango hosts a beginners class from 7-8 p.m. and Milogna from 8-11 p.m. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or Let It Be The Nowhere Band performs a tribute to The Beatles at 8:30 p.m. at Porkys on Marco Island. 701 Bald Eagle Dr. 394-8727. Art After Dark The Galleries of Crayton Cove stay open late until 9 p.m. with entertainment, artist demonstrations and new exhibits, refreshments and more. 403-8393. Little Bar Jam Kettle of Fish performs at the Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland on Marco Island. 394-5663 or More Tunes Devon Meyers performs at Vandys & 5 Brothers on Marco Island starting at 11:30 p.m. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 394-8767. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO More than 100 members of the KidzAct troupe of The Naples Players, inclouding those shown here, perform in The Nutcracker Goes Pop! in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Performances are at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 21. $15 for adults, $10 for students. 263-7990 or


Sunday, Dec. 15 Stretch and Breathe Start the day with yoga from 10-11 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for Garden members, $15 for others. 643-7275 or www. Christmas Concert The Bonita Strings Quartet performs a free Christmas concert at 10:45 a.m. at Naples First Church of the Nazarene. 3100 Bailey Lane. 273-1164 or Youth Symphonia The Philharmonic Youth Symphonia presents an afternoon of chamber music and string ensemble performances beginning at 11 a.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www. Big Band Music The Gulf Coast Big Band performs at the Cambier Park bandshell today at 2 p.m. Free. 450-0107. Evening of Hits Michael McDonald performs a mix of holiday and past hits beginning at 7 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or Monday, Dec. 16 Art Opening The Small Works of Art Exhibition group show opens at 10 a.m. at Harmon-Meek Gallery and runs through Dec. 27. 599 Ninth St. N. 261-2637 or www.harmonmeekgallery. com. See story on page C3. Jazz Jam Freds Food, Fun, and Spirits hosts Jebry and friends for a jazz jam from 6-9 p.m. 431-7928. Cooking Class Sur La Table in Mercato holds Holiday Dinner 101 starting at 6 p.m. $59 per person. (800) 243-0852 or Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Camille Claudel beginning at 7 p.m. $9. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or Tuesday, Dec. 17 Full Moon Tasting Decanted hosts a full-moon wine tasting party complete with tarot card readings. $10 in advance, $15 at the door; $10 for all readings. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 434-1814 or on the Lawn Mercato hosts a free screening of Rise of the Guardians at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 Night Lights Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden begins at 6 p.m. and continues evenings through Dec. 23 with musical performances, family activities and thousands of lights throughout the Garden. 643-7275 or Coming up Big Band The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents the Southwest Florida Big Band at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Enjoy an evening under the stars complete with culinary samplings and music made for dancing and reminiscing. $45 members; $50 non-members in advance; $55 at the door. 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or Paul Todd & Friends Paul Todd & Friends present a holiday concert to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 in the East Clubhouse at Vi at Bentley Village. $75 includes cocktails and hors doeuvres. Sponsored by Ciccarelli Advisory Services. Reservations required. 262-6577. 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. CATERING FOR ALL EVENTS Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING 239.431.6341NaplesDesignerDivas.comThe Shoppes at Vanderbilt Suite 1362355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples naples designer divasNo Appt. Necessary Resale Cash on the Spot We Buy & Consign Items in Mint Condition 12-18 Months Young 20% OFF with this ad. Expires 12-19-13 excludes sale items now buying and selling all fashion trendy clothing DESIGNERS ANTHROPOLOGIE | BCBG | BURBERRY CACHE | CHANEL | COACH | FENDI FREE PEOPLE | GUCCI | JIMMY CHOO JUICY COUTURE | KATE SP ADE LILY PULITZER | LOUIS VUITTON MICHAEL KORS | TIFFANY & CO. TORY BURCH | VERA BRADLEY WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET New Items Below Wholesale Prices! Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Waterfront Dining at Its Best 4360 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Naples 239-263-FISH (3474) shseafoodrestaurant.comLocated on the Bay at Venetian Village 11:30AM 10PM SUN THURS 11:30AM 11PM FRI SAT FISHRESTAURANT $19.95 FIRST SEATING 3-COURSE DINNER4 6PM1/2 PRICE HAPPY HOUR7 Fishes for Christmas Eve(Zuppa di Pesce) Make your Reservations now!3 6PM A N D R E W C O F F E L T S R E S I D E N T I A L & C O M M E R C I A L C L E A N I N G LETS GET EVERYTHING SUPER CLEANED, STRAIGHT ENED AND ORGANIZED FO R THE HOLIDAYS! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 C7 WHAT TO DO Give yourself a break from holiday shopping, baking, wrapping, etc., and settle in for an afternoon of opera live from the Met starting at 12:55 p.m. Dec. 14 at several Southwest Florida cinemas. Met Music Director James Levine returns to the podium to conduct a new production of Verdis comic masterpiece, Falstaff. Shown above in a scene from the production are Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, Angela Meade as Alice, Stephanie Blythe as Mrs. Quickly and Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page. Local screenings are at the Hollywood Stadium 20 in Naples and Coconut Point 16 in Bonita Springs.

PAGE 72 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 (239) Vintage Furniture Store Our styles are shabby chic and classic, and provide function and flair to your living space.Vintage furniture & home accessories. OVERWEIGHT? 1-800-WEIGHT-LOSS$99 WEIGHT LOSS SPECIAL*MUST CALL BEFORE 12/19/13*Offer includes (2) laser-lipo treatments or weight loss supplements 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Dr., Suite 103, Naples, FL 34119 Located on the corner of I-75 & Immokalee Rd. Naples Weight Loss & WellbeingLose up to 30 lbs in 30 days! ARTS COMMENTARYTheres some heavenly holiday humor at Florida Rep They descend from above on Christmas Eve and return Christmas Day. And, like the angels Jacob saw, they ascend and descend on a ladder. Maybe theyre angels disguised as convicts, or just convicts acting like angels; the interpretation is up to you. My Three Angels, playing at the Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 22, is aptly named. The three convicts Joseph (Graham Smith), Jules (Michael Edwards) and Alfred (Joel Reuben Ganz) are working on the thatched roof of the Ducotel home in 1910 French Guiana. Because the house is made of bamboo and flimsy tonga mat walls, the men are able to overhear everything everyone inside says, and so they learn of the familys great financial difficulties. The couple runs a general store in the front of the house, but itd be an understatement to say that Felix (Mark Chambers) is not the best businessman. He doesnt even balance the books every month, though that might be because he knows the results will be depressing. Mr. Chambers plays him as sweet and whimsical, a man more willing to help someone out than demand money for an item. Carrie Lund, reprising her 2005 role, plays his long-suffering wife, Emilie. Shes the more practical of the two, and constantly exasperated with her husband. (My two children: one I gave birth to, one I married, she says at one point. And Ms. Lund tosses out the line with perfect delivery.) Their daughter, Marie Louise (Ashley Anderson) is in love with a young man named Paul, though to her dismay she learns hes engaged to another. This is what the trio of convicts step into, and like a band of dirtyfaced angels, they determine to set things right. My Three Angels, by Bella and Sam Spewack, is based on a French play, La Cuisine des Anges by Albert Husson. It opened on Broadway in 1953, and in 1955 a f ilm version starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Basil Rathbone, was made. This Christmas play is as light and fluffy as fake cotton snow, but the laughs are consistent and guaranteed, especially whenever the convicts are on stage. It is the perfect feel-good holiday play, where even murderers have proverbial hearts of gold and, as in a fairy tale, everything turns out fine in the end. Its tropical setting, where its 105 degrees on Christmas Eve, seems tailor-made for a Florida audience. (In this way, we can feel superior not only to all the snow-and-sleet scenarios up north, but also to the stifling threedigit temps south of us.) The three loveable scoundrels are highly entertaining and work well together as a team. Witty and debonair, they present their humor with a touch as light as a souffl. Mr. Smith, as the leader of the three, loves to cook the books. Employing his unique loopy logic, he could sell space heaters to people in the islands and make them think theyre getting a bargain. His enthusiasm in selling and his delight in making a deal are contagious. Mr. Smith was simply quite wonderful to watch on stage. Mr. Edwards has a great monologue about how he came to murder his wife. He also made me laugh just by running across the stage with a chicken. Mr. Ganz has an almost mournful quality about him, especially when hes longing for the young girl of the house or, wearing a gentlemans coat over his prison uniform, wistfully talks of freedom and an alternate life. He brought gasps from the audience by gracefully tossing a tablecloth over a dining room table, as if it were a magic trick. Their style of humor is difficult to pigeonhole. Its a kind of tilted French way of looking at the world and accepting the absurd as a given. Its not quite farce, not quite slapstick, not quite screwball comedy. Its as difficult to perform as it is to define, but these three actors make it look as if its the easiest thing in the world. Director Chris Clavelli has done an exceptional job with this production, especially with exploring the nuances of humor. Peter Thomasson as Henri, Felixs cousin from France who arrives to take over the store, is unrelentingly mean and cruel; he plays the role to the hilt, the epitome of a bully. Hes so despicable, hes a character you love to hate. Jacob Guinn portrays Paul well, full of youthful self-importance.Florida Weekly columnist Stephanie Davis plays a busybody customer who refuses to pay her bills at the store and whose feathered hat is almost a lethal weapon. And Jake Scott-Hodes has a small but vital role as a lieutenant who walks on at the end of Act III. The French accents in this production vary. Some, at times, were so thick I had difficulty deciphering what they were saying. Bruce Baileys set the Ducotel living room, with a view of the garden and the back room of the general store is functional, but there is so much bamboo and matting that the result is, unfortunately, beige upon beige. Costume designer Roberta Malcolm gives us stained and tattered prison uniforms and some class-appropriate nightwear: Note the difference in the cloth and cut of the robes Felix and Henri wear. Are there wings beneath those convict stripes? Perhaps. Happiness wears many disguises, a character declares. One of those disguises this holiday season is a quirky 60-year-old play set in French Guiana. My Three Angels brims with charm and goodwill, while skillfully sidestepping any sappiness. My Three Angels>> When: Through Dec. 22 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Cost: $40 and $45 >> Info: 332-4488 or www. Michael Edwards, Graham Smith and Joel Reuben Ganz as the convicts with Jacob D. Guinn as Paul in My Three Angels.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 C11 Discover the full ESSENCE COLLECTION at Pandora.netPASSIONFREEDOMHEALTHRESPECT HOPEHAPPINESSCOMPASSIONTRUST CONFIDENCEFAITHSTABILITYENERGY Express the essence of youNew bracelet and charms collection AT THE MERCATO >> Leonardo DiCaprio, Ridley Scott and the late Tony Scott are credited as producers.Is it worth $10? NoOut of the Furnace has plenty to get movie fans excited: an A-list cast, a gritty revenge premise and a promising young director hot off an Oscar contender. And yet, as sometimes happens in Hollywood, they messed it all up. Specifically, director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) messed it up. The pacing doesnt work, theres no clear sense of narrative structure and as a result, the story feels aimless. This also means the plot never develops suspense and were left not caring about what were watching. For viewers of a drama, apathy is deadly. In the small steel town of North Braddock, Pa., Russell (Christian Bale) works in the local mill and seems happy with girlfriend Lena (Zoe Saldana). Hes also a nice enough older brother to pay his military veteran little brother Rodneys (Casey Affleck) gambling debts to John Petty (Willem Dafoe). Then Russell gets busted for DUI Manslaughter and goes to prison; the amount of time hes in prison isnt clear, although it is a waste of time for us to sit through this 20-minute sequence, as nothing occurs that drives the story forward. Russell gets out, only to learn Rodney has started bare-knuckle fighting for John in order to pay down debts. When thats not enough, Rodney has John secure a bigger payday via scumbag/ wacko/drug addict Harlan (Woody Harrelson, whos a good villain) though that naturally doesnt work out as planned. Worse for Russell, Lena is now dating a local cop (Forest Whitaker). Traditionally, in a two-hour movie such as this, the main conflict (Rodney missing, Russell wanting revenge) would happen roughly 30 minutes in, followed by a second conflict after an hour and the beginning of the end at the 90-minute point. Apparently, writers Brad Ingelsby and Mr. Cooper thought they could break the rules and get away with it, but what they give us instead of proper structure feels like a lot of filler and misdirection. We dont need to see Russell getting attacked in prison, nor is it necessary to see so much of Rodney bare-knuckle fighting or Russell hunting. Speaking of which: A (lengthy) sequence of Russell and Uncle Red (Sam Shepard) hunting is intercut with Rodney and John on their way to a fight. Editing two events like this is useful only when the sequences in some way complement one another (Baptism and Murder in The Godfather is a great example of this). Here, though, Cooper finds no symbolism with the intercutting, which suggests hes cutting back and forth for the hell of it rather than with a clear sense of purpose. The performances from the leads may be strong, but this film is flat-out poorly made. To the agents of Ms. Saldana, Mr. Whitaker and Mr. Dafoe: You should be fired. Not only did you allow your clients to star in this movie, you allowed them to take thankless bit parts that were not the least bit challenging for actors of their caliber. Try as they do, they barely have time to register, particularly Ms. Saldana and Mr. Whitaker, whose characters strike up a romance (ew) that really never matters. Naturally, the ending feels drawn out as well, in part because it took so long to get to and in part because its inevitable. Consider: We know a Russell vs. Harlan showdown is coming, so its an annoying waste of time to **SPOILER WARNING** send Russell to Harlans town only to send him back home, and to have a SWAT team attack Harlans home only to be in the wrong building. **END OF SPOILER** If its remembered at all (which is unlikely), Out of the Furnace will be looked upon as a missed opportunity for Mr. Cooper to anoint himself as a director on the rise whos here to stay. Hell be walking on eggshells to make sure his next project is a success. LATEST FILMSOut of the Furnace t w p a R i b CAPSULESHomefront (Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder) Looking to get away from his law enforcement career, former DEA agent Phil Broker (Mr. Statham) retreats to a small Louisiana town, only to find trouble with an ambitious local drug dealer (Mr. Franco). Its a by-the-book action flick that gets more boring as each of its 100 minutes passes. Rated R.Frozen (Voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff) Forced to live in solitude when its discovered she has the ability to turn the world to ice, Princess Elsa (Ms. Menzel) retreats to the mountains to live in peace. Her sister Anna (Ms. Bell), however, needs Elsa to unfreeze the home they left behind. The 3D animation is top notch, the songs are wonderful and it has a wonderful message for youngsters. Rated PG.Nebraska (Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb) Old and cantankerous Woody (Mr. Dern) and his son David (Mr. Forte) travel from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize Woody received in the mail. There are strong performances in the latest from Alexander Payne (Sideways), but the film lacks the sharp wit and originality of his other work. But its a solid effort nonetheless. Rated R.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 C13 Early in your mania, you will convert a guest room to a wine storage and tasting facility. Later on, you will build a house designed to feature the spoils (not spoilage) of your ferocious collecting: the wine shrine. The deeper your penetration into the tannic netherworld, the more you will need to surround yourself with the accoutrements; for example, corkscrews and other kinds of cork pullers and bottle openers. You will need to take your stand in the battle between the cork lovers and the plastic stopper aficionados. You will be a lover of labels and logos. Your collection of glassware will be of the highest order, including specimens of the perfectly shaped vessel for each variety of wine. After all, if not served in the proper glass, a fine wine is being sacrificed to the devil. And so it goes, storytelling and useful information woven together. Smiles all along the way. It amazes me that the authors self-deprecating humor never flags throughout 38 chapters. He knows that he has become a madman, and he revels in it. Or perhaps hes only posing, cannily luring us into the thrills of discovery, pursuit, sensual delight and blissful fellowship. Truly, by books end, Mr. Greenfield has fully justified his flamboyant subtitle: Or, How I Learned to Drink Wine and Found Ecstasy, Joy, Peace, Happiness, Life and Salvation. Nutty and fruity, yes, but with a trace of forest floor. Perfect for holiday gifting. For regular installments of Jerrys online wine madness, see 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. an d of g hig h sp e ly s va r al l pr is de t e m S t T Join Naples Harbour in remembering the senior residents of Lakeside Pavilion this holiday season.2nd Annual Holiday Gift CollectionPick a gift tag from our Gifting Tree and drop off no later than 12/18. Minimum gift value $20. Give a Gift, Get a Gift! Receive a $10 gi card as a thank you! LOCATED JUST NORTH OF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD ON U.S. 41239.254.1080 | HOLIDAY COLLECTORDo you have a classic, antique or sports car you would like to show off? $25 registration fee (donation to The Salvation Army). Contact or call 609.440.9020 for details.SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH10AM TO 3PM OVER 100 COLLECTOR AND LUXURY CARS ON DISPLAY. Live music in the Piazza 10AM Jon Dunn Jazz Duo 12PM Uptown Express Donate a new, unwrapped toy to The Salvation Army. Collection bins at various merchants through December 14th John Ondrasik of Five for FightingFriday, Dec 13, 6pmOn the lawn outside of BRAVO!Get the brands you love at up to 70% off.NOW OPEN!


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 C23 after 2 months after 3 months 239.434.6533HO, HO, HO! Thursdays on Third December 12th, 19th & 26th featuring MUSIC from 6 to 9 PM and SNOW, SNOW, SNOW at 7:30 PM! This 19th-century American inkwell is topped by a 6-inch milk glass phrenology head. The head is marked with the organs that were once thought to indicate a persons character. The inkwell was offered for $1,500 at a fall 2013 Cowans auction in Cincinnati. Q: I have a couple of vintage issues of a French comic book titled Les Pieds Nickeles. Is there a collecting club for this sort of thing? A: The French comic strip Les Pieds Nickeles (loosely translated as The Nickel-Plated Feet Gang) was first published in 1908. The strips must have been collected later for publication as comic books. Several U.S. auctions specialize in selling old comic books, although yours is not well-known here and wont be high-priced. One club for collectors is the Comic Book Collectors Club ( Q: In 1973, I was working for the post office in Whitewater, Calif. When the post office moved into a trailer, all of its furniture was sold or tossed. I was lucky enough to buy a wooden postal sorting table for $5. It includes a mailsorting case with 100 small cubbyholes in four rows of 25. The table is 70 inches long by 26 inches deep. Including the case, its 64 inches high. The case is stamped on the back: 16-B Carriers Routing Case & Table, Property of the Post Office Dept., from Corbin Cabt. Lock Co., New Britain, Conn., 1929. We consider it a family heirloom, but would like to know what you think of it. A: Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. was founded in 1882 and still is in business. Today its owned by the Eastern Co., based in Wheeling, Ill. Corbin sold all sorts of locks, post office boxes and postal furniture to the U.S. Post Office Dept. (now called the U.S. Postal Service). The 1929 date on the back of your case probably is the date the piece was made. Collectors hunt for old post office furniture like your case-table. It could sell for more than $1,000 if its in excellent condition. Tip: Dont buy collectors something for their collection. Buy a book about the collectible or something related to the collection, like a T-shirt picturing a bank for a bank collector. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. rees a charm. Harolds Place, Full Bar Open Daily 11:30am 12am, Happy-Hour Weekdays 4-7, Karaoke on Sunday 4-7 Fujiyama Steak, Sunday Thursday 5pm 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm 11:00pm Club Sushi, A sushi connoisseurs dream, the freshest sashimi & sushi, Full Bar PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD BEST IN THE WEST BY GULFSHORE LIFE MAGAZINE TALK OF THE TOWN 2555 TAMIAMI TRAIL N., NAPLES, FL 34103 RATED #1 BURGER FOR 20 YEARS IN A ROW BY NAPLES DAILY NEWS & GULFSHORE LIFE MAGAZINE! SUSHI HAPPY HOUR 5 TO 6:30PM TWO FOR ONE SAKE ALL NIGHT LONG OFFERS VALID THRU 12/09/13 TWO FOR $39.95 TEPPAN DINNERS 5 to ClosingN.Y. Strip & Shrimp or N.Y. Strip & Chicken Pork Loin & Shrimp or Shrimp & Scallops SUNSET SPECIALS DECEMBER 20132 for 1 Martini of the Day Enjoy any of our Makimono (rolls) and receive the second one of equal or lesser value 50% OFF 5 to 6:30 PM DailyCLUB SUSHI TWO DINNERS $39.95Available 5 till closing Daily Call for Details


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 C25 CELEBRITY EXTRABoy-band star headlines new male revue BY CINDY ELAVSKYQ: The best concert of the summer by far, in my opinion was the New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men extravaganza. Can you tell me what my favorite of the bunch, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, has in the works now, and where I can see him sing? Janice W., Massillon, OhioA: Jeff is putting his singing talents and super-hot bod to good use by touring the country with Men of the Strip, a musical male-revue show. I spoke with Jeff recently about his latest project, and he told me how it all came about: I was hosting the Chippendales a few years ago, and thought the formula of a boy-band-singer/emcee was perfect for the audience I was seeing. I felt there could be a more contemporary, younger, cooler, sexier and more mainstream type of male revue, so I got together with Glenn Douglas Packard and Mike Foland, and we put the plan in motion. Q: Can you tell me when Jules, Grayson and the rest of the cul-de-sac crew will return with a new season of Cougar Town? It has been renewed, hasnt it? Linda P., Hanover, N.H.A: Cougar Town will indeed be back for a fifth season for more fun and high jinks, which Im sure also will involve lots of wine. Season five of the TBS comedy premieres Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 10/9c. And if you havent already heard, Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox will reunite when Matthew appears as a guest star in an upcoming episode. Theres no word yet on which episode, or who his character will be. Q: When are the Peoples Choice Awards? I seem to remember it airing around the holidays, but I havent seen anything about it yet. Kellie F., via e-mailA: The upcoming Peoples Choice Awards ceremony, which airs Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 9/8c on CBS, marks the 40th anniversary of the event. While voting for this years nominees ended Dec. 5, you should still watch to see if your favorites made the cut. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@ Timmons Exilis Wins Best Skin Tightening Treatment At The MyFaceMyBody Awards 2013London 2nd November 2013 Trim and Tone SpaWhere Technology Meets Beauty. It's Good to Keep a Spare Tire, just not around your Waist! As a way to celebrate Exilis Wins best Skin 20% OFF The Popcorn Cellar is a oneof-a-kind gourmet tasting bar. Presenting hundreds of innovative recipes using only the highest quality ingredients, The Popcorn Cellar offers tastings at our chic popcorn bar where you can taste an array of special avors.Pop by soon! Locally owned by Patti Fortune and Jeremy Dominwww 651 5th Avenue South, Naples (239) 263-0023 Open daily at 11amNow Open!


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PAGE 94 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sliders with mango slaw on brioche bun br io o ch ch e e bun I 239-598-3473 I Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Happy Hour: 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., daily Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-midnight You asked for it. We listened. The new Agave now showcases a menu featuring avorful American cuisine such as buttermilk fried chicken, meatball sliders, Chilean sea bass and handcrafted cocktails. Join us and let the Agave team know how we did! THE NEW PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: 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, house-made baked goods and jams, house-smoked salmon, live entertainment in the bar on some evenings and menu items such as pork osso buco and wood-grilled 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 they were indeed full of lump crab meat held together by what appeared to be bits of back fin, all lightly breaded and sauted to a golden brown. Fresh mixed vegetables were tender-crisp and lightly seasoned. 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 Cirellas Italian Bistro & Sushi Bar, 25265 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs; 948-3885 A restaurant that serves both sushi and Italian food? Frankly, its a concept that, in theory, seems nuts pazzo would be the Italian expression. Yet Cirellas somehow pulls it off. We found much to like and little to criticize on either side of the menu, despite the sense of cognitive dissonance involved when you start your meal with raw fish smeared with wasabi paste and move on to pasta Bolognese. The sushi chef here does not skimp on the fillings, producing larger rolls that dont leave you hungering for more. Classic dishes such as eggplant Parmesan and linguine with clams are present, but Cirellas doesnt lean too heavily on long lists of American-pleasing piccata and Marsala variations. The pasta dishes are available in two portions, which is a nice gesture. The house-made gnocchi with Bolognese were tender, perfectly rolled and oh-so-fresh tasting. The vitello di Parma was marked by delicately caramelized meat with bits of the salty ham, zesty slivers of garlic and mellow, milky cheese a delight for the palate. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2013 Gordons on the River, 475 North Road, Naples; 213-1441 Social dining clubs that offer amenities such as themed dinners, wine tastings and special access to facilities are few and far between these days. The novelty alone makes the Naples Harbour Yacht Club worth checking out. Serving aged steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines, Gordons is the upstairs and upscale neighbor to the more casual Jacks River Bar. Both seafood and steak dishes were impressively prepared and accompanied by two vegetables (a rarity these days, especially at steakhouses). The house-made desserts show some creativity that will tempt even those whove already had their fill. With or without dining club membership, Gordons puts a fresh and flavorful spin on an old concept. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2012 Le Lafayette, 375 13th Ave. S., Naples; 403-7861 Go hungry to the Sunday brunch at this lovely French restaurant in the Third Street South neighborhood. The $44.95 price tag is quite reasonable when you consider that it entitles you to unlimited champagne and a first-rate buffet of fresh delicacies including escargot in puff pastry, quiche, New England clam chowder, beef bourguignon, shrimp Provencal and desserts such as chocolate mousse, creme brulee and risotto with cinnamon or caramel sauce. Also included are cooked-to-order omelettes, eggs Benedict, duck and beef as well as a crepe Suzette station. The dining room looks as if it were lifted whole out of a French inn and makes a lovely backdrop to a meal. Or dine al fresco on the broad porch surrounded by lush landscaping. Its a lovely and delicious place to while away a Sunday afternoon anytime through Mothers Day weekend. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2012 Michelbobs Champion Ribs, 371 Airport Pulling Road, Naples; 6437427 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). 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. The barbecued chicken had rubbery skin and lacked seasoning. A smoked pork dinner had an ample stack of sliced meat but was somewhat dry. Among the side dishes, the smoky-sweet baked beans studded with chunks of pork were a real standout. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | www.VerginaRestaurant.comBe part of the most vibrant New Years Eve Party in NaplesOpen on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for DinnerVergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! na, ac Ver in he u e Yo CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE OPEN JANUARY 1ST FOR DINNERDINE WITH WINE$34.95CHOOSE TWO MAIN COURSES AND A BOTTLE OF HOUSE RED OR WHITE WINENeed to be seated by 6:15pm Can not combine with other promotions. Holidays excluded. CUISINETable 82 serves a taste of old-school Italian hospitalityIm as fond of palm trees, pastels and other sub-tropical trappings as any Southwest Floridian especially this time of year but sometimes I yearn for a taste of the cities of my youth: Philadelphia and, for a brief time, New York. There you could find a preponderance of old-school Italian restaurants woodsy, clubby spots with dark, substantial furniture and crisp white tablecloths, a cluster of regulars at the bar and maybe even a guy crooning some Sinatra while customers hunkered over fragrant plates of pasta. You dont see much of that in these parts. But its here if you know where to look. I found it at Table 82 of Naples, situated in a storefront at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Old 41, which I suppose is where the 82 in the name came from. A banner out front proclaimed that Rick Valentine would be performing that evening. I will confess to feeling a bit unsettled about that. Like food, singers range in quality; unlike food, their decibel level can make or break a meal. Mr. Valentine wasnt working yet when we arrived early on a Saturday night. Tony, a server dressed in regulation black, greeted us at the door and ushered us into the spacious dining that was filled with could it be? goodsized tables dressed in immaculate white tablecloths with mauve napkins and surrounded by roomy brown chairs with red padded upholstery. Although the walls are a pale yellow, the lights are cranked down so the place has a dark feel to it, but not so dark you cant read the menu. Tony, who has a charming Italian accent, ushered us to a table, supplied menus and a wine list and went on to take excellent care of us throughout our meal, referring to my companion as Mr. Jim (getting the name from our reservation) and me as Seora. One of the things I liked immediately about Table 82 was that the menu contained some familiar items, but there were plenty of options not slathered in tomato sauce and blankets of cheese. Youll find traditional pasta with meatballs, lasagna and the ubiquitous chicken and veal prepared piccata, marsala and Parmesan styles, but there are other choices as well. Salmon comes in a soy sauce citrus marinade, and walleye pike is baked with fresh herbs. Gnocchi has a diced tomato wine butter sauce with your choice of protein. Theres an 8-ounce filet mignon and a 16-ounce rib eye, and then theres a build-your-own option with choice of fish and two side dishes. Of course, fried calamari ($9) can be found on the appetizers list, but Table 82s distinguished itself from the many iterations Ive sampled over the years. Firstly, the rounds were tender, and the breading well seasoned. And the squid was perfectly fried, with no grease whatsoever. But there were also rounds of slightly spicy fried cherry peppers tossed into the mix, and the pomodoro sauce that came with it contained a healthy dose of crushed red pepper. The Mussels 82 ($12) were good, too, sauted with sweet onions and grape tomatoes and tossed in a white wine and cream sauce that was light but added a richness of texture and flavor and making it simply irresistible for dipping bread into when wed devoured all the mussels. Fresh micro greens on top provided some crunch.The grilled rosemary chicken ($19) consisted of a boneless breast, simply grilled with a smattering of rosemary. The menu said it ha d herbed butter on it as well, and perhaps it did, but I tasted no butter and thought it could use a little sauce of some sort. Au gratin potatoes and a mlange of vegetables were fine.However, the chicken paled in comparison to the Pappardelle 82 ($32), a showy dish of flat egg noodles topped with lobster claw and knuckle meat, lump crabmeat and shrimp with a delicate brandy grape tomato sauce. In this dish the sauce was apparent but not so heavy as to overpower the other ingredients, which were fresh and flavorful. We had just tucked into our entrees when Mr. Valentine began to perform. Dapperly dressed in a black tuxedo, a red handkerchief neatly tucked into the front pocket, he started off by greeting some of the regulars who had recently returned from the north. A couple of jokes later, he launched into song and turned out to have a lovely voice. With selections including It Had to be You, New York, New York, Summer Wind and You Dont Mess Around with Jim, he had a little something for everyone. As Mr. Valentine kibitzed with the diners and sang, it felt a whole lot like the traditional Italian joints Id grown up in. I wasnt the only one who thought that. I overheard people at the next table saying the same thing to one another. We finished up with a slice of lemoncello mascarpone cake ($6.82), a light confection combining lemoncello liqueur, pound cake and layers of creamy mascarpone, topped with shaved white chocolate and a dusting of confectioners sugar. It was just the right ending to a lovely dinner. Table 82 has an old-school feel friendly service, comfortable surroundings, live entertainment four nights a week yet also serves food that pleases contemporary palates. There are certainly a lot of worthy Italian restaurants in the area, but this one has a special retro charm all its own. Table 82 of Naples13800 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 431-6482 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to close Monday-Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $5-$12; entrees, $14-$32 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Tables in the dining room and bar, at the bar or outdoors in front of the restaurant >> Specialties of the house: Italian >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.table82ofnaples.comSuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Top: For a simple entree, consider the grilled rosemary chicken. Left: Mussels dressed with microgreens are among the chefs specialties. Bottom: Lemoncello mascarpone cake provides a sweet, light finish to dinner.


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LUXE LIVINGNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED DECEMBER 2013 Designer Q&ASue-Jolie Rioux. 3 In StoresHostess gifts with the mostest. 8 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Design SocietyWeve got the events covered. 10-11, 18-19, 22 style Naples architect designs a home for her sister with relatives art in mind / 12 Family


DECEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 3FLORIDA WEEKLY DESIGNER Q&ANow that she is again focusing on Southwest Florida, Sue-Jolie Rioux is happy to be sharing space with J. Mark Modern Home. Ms. Rioux grew up around creativity. Her father being an entrepreneur and her mother being an interior designer, she spent her life surrounded by the arts and culture. Fast-forward to her second decade of design and her passion remains strong. Today, Ms. Rioux loves working in an environment and with clientele focused on the classic-meetsmodern brand for which shes known. She answered our LUXE design questions with a few tips and insights into the world of design as she sees it. Q: What design theme is best suited for a coastal area? A: If one is looking for a coastal look specifically, I find keeping with a neutral pallet and clean lines in the furniture pieces helps provide the space with an up-todate look while still keeping with the fresh coastal feel. Natural driftwood or natural finishes in woods are a warm way to accomplish this, along with classic painted pieces. Blue tones that range from the cobalt to the aqua are always winners but dont be afraid to step outside that safe zone and add colors that have punch, by adding colors like persimmon or citrons to that pallet. Q: Do you have a favorite color scheme? Does it vary year after year? A: I prefer black and white, because you can go anywhere with that as a foundation. Color trends come and go. As most of us know, Pantone comes out with a new color trend to follow every season If one sticks to the basic principles of design, it doesnt matter what the motif or color pallet. Q: What are you reading right now? A: How to Think Like Leonardo DiVinci again. I think this makes the 10th time since I was 15. Then I will follow with the Art of War, the best how-to guide for surviving this big, bad world. Q: What designs or decor theme do you most relish having in your home? A: I have a combination of the classic design elements a Chesterfieldstyle sofa in black leather and chrome nail head, quilted Chanel-style dining chairs mixed with a chromeand-glass top table, and a clean-lined, Italian television console made of Makassar Ebony with chrome pulls for the drawers and doors, just to name a few. I mix them with a modern twist of things from the sales floor at JMark Modern Home. I have always been a huge fan of art deco, and although I do not have many pieces, I try to incorporate a few antiques with the periods feminine mystique into the modern pieces have in my home, thus creating a timeless environment that stands strong as other trends come and go. Q: What was the most difficult project youve ever designed? Why? A : My favorite would have to be the projects I did in Heraklion, Crete. After completing a 12,000-square-foot home for a developer there, I followed up with 10 model homes. I was truly put to the test. Not only did I need to create designs for the interiors from right here in Naples, but there were many late nights Skyping with the architect and engineers in the early phases of the project in regards to space planning, kitchen and bathroom layouts It was a nine-month journey, but one I enjoyed immensely and will never forget. Q: What design trend are you glad to see fall by the wayside? A: Although it was beautiful during its duration, the heavy British West Indies style, aka Tommy Bahama look, and Mediterranean are definitely now being seen as more pass. We were so inundated with the heavy look associated with those trends; the clean, fresh modern look that we are now seeing is a nice blend of contemporary design. Sue-Jolie Rioux, ASID, IIDA JMark Modern Home 3950 Tamiami Trail N. 331-3533 www.jmarkmodernhome.comSUE-JOLIE RIOUXCLASSIC MEETS MODERN IN DESIGNS BY. n r i I a b i a m a COURTESY PHOTOSShown in these photos, one of Sue-Jolie Riouxs favorite projects is a home she completed for a client in Crete.

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When Donna Overly of Vogue Interiors was called on to remodel a small, 15-yearold kitchen in a premier condominium in Pelican Bay, her clients were clear: They wanted a complete change from their New England traditional home. They spend a lot of time in the kitchen and love to cook, and with this in mind, the specific goal included updating and stylizing aesthetics, Ms. Overly says. The goal was to create a state-of-the-art cooking environment and to incorporate hidden conveniences. As with all projects she undertakes, Ms. Overly sought timeless solutions that would allow her clients new kitchen to have longevity. But designers can face numerous challenges during a makeover lighting issues, awkward window placement, permitting and disabledaccess rules and regulations not the least among them. In this particular case, the kitchens low ceilings and an obstructive range hood presented the most immediate challenges. When renovating condominium kitchens, generally the ceilings are very low, and its desirable to raise them to give the area a more spacious and up-todate appearance, she says. This must be planned very carefully to accommodate the required mechanicals, plumbing and lighting as well to adhere to code for sprinklers. The kitchen pictured in the before shot is considered by designers to be transitional with raised-panel cabinetry and traditional granite. Ms. Overly incorporated high-gloss, bleached-wood cabinetry and composition-stone countertops into the remodel. The modern appliances are a very important element of the redesign that may not be apparent at a glance, she says. The ocean views from this condo are spectacular, but the original range hood was a bulky visual obstruction. Ms. Overly replaced the hood with a state-ofthe-art linear glass hood to enhance the contemporary and accentuate the views. Crystal lenses on the recessed lighting add another artistic touch to this contemporary atmosphere. Among her favorite appliances and brands for kitchens, Ms. Overly likes Thermador for its broad selection of cutting-edge appliances. She likes Jenn Airs oven, which has a computer that makes appropriate calculations. It does everything but eat the food for you, she jests. All your major brands have induction cooktops, which are the wave of the future, and also very eco-friendly. For projects such as this and any other remodel, Ms. Overly has three tried-andtrue tips for homeowners. The first thing to do is discuss in detail your wish list of the changes that you would like to incorporate with your designer/contractor, she says. Accentuate the positive and eliminate or play down the negative. The next thing she suggests is to make sure the plans incorporate lighting controls such as dimmers, which can make or break the most glamorous room. Finally, spring for state-of-the-art appliances both for your own enjoyment and to enhance the resale value of your home, she says. Donna Overly, ASID Vogue Interiors 498-7500BY KELLY MERRITTFlorida Weekly Correspondent COURTESY PHOTOSIn addition to creating a cooks dream kitchen, this remodeling project in Pelican Bay brought in a five-star view. At left is the kitchen before.MAKEOVER FLORIDA WEEKLY4 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2013 Therestheview!A condo kitchen makeover brings in the beach beyond

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Perhaps nowhere are the holidays more evident than in our homes and gardens even those that are open to the public. Here are a few must-see places to add to your list of things to do in the weeks ahead. Any of them would make a fine destination for a bit of respite from shopping, should you need a break. The Naples Preserve EcoCenter welcomes all to its Preserving the Holiday Spirit open house from 4-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15. Enjoy the decorations, live music, storytime for children, book signings and guided tours along the boardwalk. Fridays entertainment will be by a steel drum band, and childrens author Kyle Miller will make a special appearance with Trouper, the blind raccoon. Saturdays music will be by the Irish band Inish, and environmental author Geoff Trager will be on hand to sign copies of his Poachers in Paradise. Sundays entertainment will be by folk musician Frankie Colt and the 45s, and Mr. Trager will return as the guest author. Entrance to the Naples Preserve is at 1690 Tamiami Trail N., at the corner of U.S. 41 and Fleischmann Boulevard. Admission to Preserving the Holiday Spirit is free. For more information, call 261-4290. Thousands of twinkling lights, glowing orbs and sparkling touches illuminate Naples Botanical Garden for Night Lights from 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 18-23 and 26-30 and Jan. 2-5. A magical end to the year (or a wonderful welcome to the New Year), its a lovely way for visitors of all ages to enjoy the Garden at night. Each evening includes live entertainment, family activities and festive sweets and treats plus, of course, enchanting scenes in the gardens. Rumor has it that even Santa and Mrs. Claus make time in their busy schedules to get to the Garden for Night Lights. Admission is $7 for adult Garden members and $15 for adult non-Garden members; $3 for member children and $5 for non-member children (ages 4-14) and free for ages 3 and younger. For a complete schedule of activities and performances, check Here are some Night Lights highlights: Wednesday, Dec. 18: Music by the duo Patchouli and harpist Laura Lou Roth Thursday, Dec. 19: The Moorings Ringers of Moorings Presbyterian Church Friday, Dec. 20: Patchouli returns along with classical guitarist Joseph Peliska Saturday, Dec. 21: Santa in the Garden Sunday, Dec. 22: The Naples Ballet presents The Nutcracker Monday, Dec. 23: Storytime with Mrs. Claus Thursday, Dec. 26: Music by Patchouli and harpist Laura Lou Roth Friday, Dec. 27: Music by Patchouli and classical guitarist Joseph Peliska Saturday-Monday, Dec. 28-30: Music by Patchouli Thursday, Jan. 2: Music by The Wholetones Friday, Jan. 3: Music by Patchouli Saturday, Jan. 4: Music by The Keytones; sky-gazing with the Everglades Astronomical Society; Night Lights photo booth Sunday, Jan. 5: Patchouli and harpist Laura Lou Roth Tis the season for Christmas at Palm Cottage, the time of year when the Naples Historical Society decorates its historic headquarters in an old-fashioned holiday theme. The decorations are up for visitors to enjoy through 4 p.m. New Years Eve. This years event features docentguided tours rather than an unattended walk-through, allowing guests to learn more about local history as they see the cottage and its Norris Gardens. Visitors can also enjoy a special exhibit of seasonal American cut glass representing spring, summer, autumn and winter. The cut-glass pieces are on loan from the private collection of Barbara and Bill Meek. Christmas at Palm Cottage hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 1-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. The cottage will be closed on Christmas. Historic Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens are at 137 12th Ave. S., at Gulfshore Boulevard one block east of the Naples Pier. Admission is $10 (free for NHS members and children younger than 10). For more information, call 261-8164 or visit FLORIDA WEEKLY6 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2013 Enjoy the holiday sights all around townMUST SEE No tree is left untrimmed for Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden.Palm Cottage is all aglow for holiday visitors. HEATHER DONLAN / COURTESY PHOTO EAST INDIES HOMECOLLECTION 11985 US 41 N, Naples 34110 239-596-72731/2 mile North of Immokalee Rd. on left 2 miles South of Bonita Beach Rd. on right Open Monday Saturday 10:00 5:00 Sunday 11:00 5:00

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Hostess gifts are all about good taste (in the flavorful or the socially acceptable sense of the word) and thoughtfulness. This time of year, they can reflect the holidays or be something personal and timeless. The only requirement is that they always exhibit appreciation for the invitation. From pretty purses to perhaps the best bacon ever, here are some hostess gifts that abide by tradition and some that do anything but. FLORIDA WEEKLY8 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2013 IN STORES A very nice vinegarThis fresh, light wine vinegar from Kressi seems to have a cult following, and were sure your grateful hostess will want to join the crowd. Naturally flavored with herbs and spices, the Swiss elixir is ideal for making delicate vinaigrettes, but can also be used to pickle vegetables or in marinades for poultry or fish. Order it online or stop by Zabars and stock up for hostess gifts the next time youre in the Big Apple.Not your plain old vanillaAlthough these Nielsen-Massey vanillas are the perfect accompaniment to baking and cooking, dont be surprised if the lucky hostess you give them to tells you shes tempted to dab a bit behind her ears. They smell that amazing. A little basket of pure vanilla extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico is sure to impress the hostess whos at home in the kitchen. We sniffed them out at Williams-Sonoma.Sweet RudolphAt Olde Naples Chocolate, the sweetest hostess gift for the holiday season comes in the form of an easy-to-hold popsicle and looks like Rudolph. For the ultimate party gift, you can request a custom chocolate bar with your host or hostesss name on it.Hand it to herFor nights when your hostess goes to someone elses house for a party, shell appreciate having a pretty little handbag to take along. Arabesque has many from which to choose. This delicatelooking one is actually made from steel and can stand up to lifetime of to-dos.Say it with artNothing expresses appreciation for the art of being gracious like art. This Broadtail in Red with Blue Shape acrylic on a 12-by-12-inch panel would find an honorable place in any home. We found it and several other similarly sized works of art perfect for gifting at Trudy Labell Fine Art.Cocktail accompanimentAny host will be proud to serve cocktails and hors doeuvres accompanied with monogrammed linen napkins. The flax-colored fabric will get softer and more absorbent with time, while the inset embroidered satin stitch adds a pop of color. We found them online and Mark and Graham.Christmas cupcakes Your host and hostess will thank you for thanking them with a trio of Christmas treats from Grace & Shellys Cupcakes. Each one is decorated with a little holiday spirit and a whole lotta love.State the obviousFind out your hosts home state and present him with a cotton tea towel to remind him of home when hes drying the party dishes. We love the ones we found at Created by students at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, they proclaim Cool, Connecticut, Hi Ho, Idaho Outstanding, Ohio and 47 more.Bring the baconFor the foodie host or hostess, nothing is sure to garner a bigger smile than candied bacon from Jimmy Ps Butcher Shop & Deli. Its a package of sweet, savory deliciousness unlike any other bacon on earth and another reason Jimmy Ps has been called the Best Butcher Shop in America. Affix a red bow to the package and expect many return invites. Where we shopped:Arabesque 350 Fifth Ave. S. 403-0043 Gracy & Shellys Cucakes Five locations Jimmy Ps Butcher Shop & Deli 1833 Tamiami Trail N. 643-6328 Mark and Graham Olde Naples Chocolate 945 Fifth Ave. N. 262-3975 The Grommet Trudy Labell Fine Art 2425 Tamiami Trail N. 434-7778 www.trudylabell Williams-Sonoma Waterside Shops 5375 Tamiami Trail N. 514-2213 Zabars

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DECEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 9FLORIDA WEEKLY FROM THE EXPERT BY KELLY MERRITTFlorida Weekly CorrespondentThe most seasoned partygoers know that for finding the perfect hostess gift, they need look no further than Arabesque on Fifth Avenue South. There, owner Sheryl Sashin is the purveyor of fine stationery and gifts that accentuate any home and carry the hallmark of good taste. I am addicted to all things paper and to finding unique gifts, so as the years go on even though I think Ive seen it all I keep discovering something new that inspires me to keep creating and push the limits, Mrs. Sashin says. This season, shes stocked her shop with wonderful, glittery wrappings, an array of distinctive gifts, both classic and fashion-forward writing papers, jewelry, silk scarves, fine writing instruments and a wide selection of stocking stuffers for the entire family. Mrs. Sashins store is like the retail version of an Audrey Hepburn film: She and her merchandise are elegant, and she has upheld the time-honored tradition of attentiveness. The days when retailers knew customer names are alive and well at Arabesque, where the proprietress enjoys getting to know her customers so that she can better help them select gifts that will be meaningful to the people on their lists. We look forward to welcoming old and new friends and encourage people to please introduce themselves, says Mrs. Sashin, who at home has a gift closet of things ready to be wrapped. Growing up, she was taught that one should always arrive with something to reflect appreciation for the invitation. So just what makes the perfect hostess gift? It need not be expensive, she stresses, but simply a token of gratitude. There are a few donts when it comes to hostess gifts. Mrs. Sashin reminds that your host or hostess will be busy hosting. When bringing wine or food to a party, present it as a gift to be enjoyed at a later time. Always present wine unchilled so as not to imply it is to be opened at the party. If bringing flowers, always bring them arranged; better still, bring a plant instead. Hostess gifts need not be limited to traditional. Mrs. Sashin often recommends wireless speakers and back-up battery chargers that work with any device, durable pool glassware and trays, cocktail-party handbags and keepsake boxes. One trend she is especially happy to see in this electronic era is the return to the handwritten note something she considers essential to the gracious partygoer. And nowhere is the choice of addictive paper products for such notes more prevalent than at Arabesque. One entire wall is dedicated to some of the most beautiful cards youll find anywhere, from darling little notes oozing charm to odd-sized cards that are a work of art. Mrs. Sashin also is displaying a new invitation line featuring handmade paper. Just as invitations set the tone for a party, ones stationery wardrobe creates an image of ones personal style, she says. For the ultimate hostess gift experience, she offers a concierge gift service and can source just about anything. A few of the fine American brands Mrs. Sashin offers include Caspari, Crane and William Arthur (including the Vera Wang collection) and boutique companies such as Dauphine, Elum, Haute Papier, Jamie Ostrow and Smock. Gracious giving: Best-kept secrets for the perfect hostess gift A few of her favorite thingsGood guests will make note of Sheryl Sashins favorite hostess gifts from Arabesque. >> Flour-sack tea towels for someone who loves to be in the kitchen. >> Gourmet foods or a box of ne artisanal teas for the host to savor after the guests have gone home. >> Small vases to ll with simple owers. >> Slate serving boards with soapstone pencils to display (and identify) hors doeuvres. >> Unbreakable serving platters that look like porcelain. >> Shatterproof wine and champagne glasses with ergonomic thumb notch. >> Exclusively Arabesque notepads with glittery letters personalized while you wait. Alexa Pulitzer stationery comes in many colors and with emblems including owls, alligators and octopi.COURTESY PHOTOSheryl Sashin SANTAS CHECK LISTNEW GRANITE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPSwww.countertopsnaples.comCreme Marfil Montana Sky Granite New Bathroom Granite Vanity TopINSTALL, MATERIAL & LABOR 40 SQF MINIMUN INSTALLED IN YOUR KITCHEN INCLUDES MATERIAL & LABORTOPS IN STOCK PRE-CUT WITH SINK OPENING WHILE SUPPLY LAST1892 TRADE CENTER WAY NAPLES, FL 34109239-431-83951892 TRADE CENTER WAY NAPLES, FL 34109239-431-83951892 TRADE CENTER WAY NAPLES, FL 34109239-431-8395MUST SHOW COUPON MUST SHOW COUPON 45 SQF MINIMUN MUST SHOW COUPONsqf sqf$30.00 $38.00 $99.00 Save 30%-70% on select items. Great last-minute bargains!Festival of Lights NAPLES 2465 Trade Center Way 239-592-6006 BONITA SPRINGS 3333 R enaissance Blvd 239-948-9000 Monday Thursday 9 to 6 Friday 9 to 5 Saturday 10 to 5 LIGHTING WILSONLIGHTING.COM

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PAGE 108 FLORIDA WEEKLY12 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2013 COVER STORYWe didnt want to have to drive anywhere when our kids come to town. Here, we have everything within reach so you really dont have that feeling that youre car bound. Stacy VermylenVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY A Naples architect designs a home for her sister with relatives art in mindFamilystyle Open spaces allow for easy entertaining and lots of meandering and relaxing.Sisters Stacy Vermylen and Andrea Clark Brown in the living room of the home Ms. Brown designed for Mrs. Vermylen and her husband. BY KELLY MERRITTFlorida Weekly CorrespondentSTACY AND DAVID VERMYLEN HAVE the ultimate design connections: Stacys sister is architect Andrea Clark Brown, who is married to the artist John Carroll Long, and Andrea and Stacys mother is the painter Marilyn Mullen Brown. Its not surprising that the Vermylen home is artistic and lovely but it is surprising how deceptively large it is compared to the view of it from the tree-lined street in its Old Naples neighborhood.

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We took a map of Naples and identified the blocks we liked. I adore the canopy in the trees above the streets, Mrs. Vermylen says. We wanted to be able to walk to the beach, but not be on the beach due to the high cost of insurance and how that environment weathers a house. They purchased a small, turquoise beach house but knowing it would be torn down and built anew, Mrs. Vermylen didnt even go inside the original structure. She consulted her sister the architect to design and build the couples new home. The Vermylens have lived in their custom-built home on First Avenue North for four years. They love being a hop, skip and jump from Sunshine Ace hardware and Wynns Market. We didnt want to have to drive anywhere when our kids come to town, Mrs. Vermylen says. The couple has three children two are married and one is about to get married and two grandchildren. Here, we have everything within reach so you really dont have that feeling that youre car bound. Ms. Browns husband is a syndicated cartoonist widely regarded as one of the best in his business. He exhibits his work at the gallery he owns with his wife, Up Art and Design Showcase Gallery. Several pieces of Mr. Longs artwork hang on the walls of the Vermylen home, and his sculptures two of which are named Balance and Red Zinger are artfully placed throughout the home, adding warmth and depth to the expansive space. Large-scale floral paintings by Mrs. Vermylens mother grace the living room. The Vermylens are big into healthful dining and cooking. She loves to cook, and they both love to grill. Fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables are often on the menu. They knew they wanted a kitchen that works with their lifestyle, and they got it in the form of a master kitchen with three islands, unique lighting and numerous appliances. Two of the islands have sinks. One functions more as a workstation near the st ove, two ovens and fridge. An island in front of a massive cabinet full of glassware serves as party central; outfitted with an icemaker, wine rack and smaller fridge, it also has a small sink thats ideal when guests come over for drinks. The third island is a vast bar, extra-long with seating for several hungry bodies. Entertaining is a big part of why this house works, Mrs. Vermylen says. We might make a fruit salsa to serve on swordfish or something like that I love sauces to add a little zip to meats. We have an herb garden, so I often go outside and pick a few herbs for sauces and salads. They eat a lot of salad and shop at Oakes Farms, where Mrs. Vermylen picks up ingredients for her favorite salad of spring greens, walnuts, cranberries, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. When its just the two of them for dinner, they eat at the long island that doubles as a counter. This is also where they partake of the simple joys of life the morning ritual of catching up on the worlds news. We love breakfast and are avid newspaper readers, so we love to sit at the counter and read the paper, she says. Such a long counter allows for a lot of space to spread out the paper. Two lime trees and a lemon tree add color to their yard, but the real outdoor wow factors at this couples home are the swimming pool and foliage, including a reflective landscaped path in the backyard. The pool isnt long enough for laps per se, but it allows for cooling off, and we also have a spa behind the pool DECEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 13FLORIDA WEEKLY COVER STORY From an open kitchen that pairs perfectly with parties to way-cool art and a pool to die for, the Vermylen home exudes the LUXE lifestyle.SEE FAMILY STYLE, PAGE 14

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which has jets for the therapeutic benefit, Mrs. Vermylen says. Our guests love it, and thats part of coming to Florida. The really long first step into the pool is wide enough to put a chaise lounge there and luxuriate in the water. Provence inspiredAll of this home magic began in the mind of Mrs. Vermylens sister, the architect. They traveled to Provence and there was a romance with the very landscaped facades there, Ms. Brown says of her sisters love of that area of France. There was a lot of old stone work on those homes, but it really didnt relate to the Florida environment, so I tried to translate it, respecting the simplicity to what is characteristic about Provence. The simple character and how the landscape attaches itself to a home is what the sisters were trying to capture. This was accomplished using simple building forms to create the romantic feeling that supports a garden. Also characteristic of a lot of my work is a garden outside, which is actually a room these spaces are rooms you can occupy outside, Ms. Brown says. This expands the interior to the exterior, and you gain ownership of that outdoor space. She refers to the Vermylens home as transitional contemporary, saying it has the warmth of a more classical home but with the cool, clean contribution of simple fixtures and clean kitchen surfaces a subdued interior palate that is then accented by very intense color. Daylight was a huge factor in the design, something the architect says was important to the occupants of the house. There is beautiful light in this house, but youre not being beat down by the sun. Rather, its a calm presence of daylight, she says. The slim lighting over the islands encompasses beautifully simple fixtures that offer the length the Vermylens needed. The lights are adjustable, allowing them to determine the scale they needed. Work in progressThe one thing you could say about the art is it is a growing collection, and there are a lot of opportunities in a space like this that actually call for a strong art approach, Ms. Brown says. The acquisition of those pieces is in process and naturally occurs over time. Both sisters understand and appreciate the process that art is not purchased to match the house, but to bring forward a relationship between art and owner and to work with the space. Mrs. Vermylen says she would have a lot of blank walls if not for having a mom and brother-in-law who are artists. She also loves a piece in her foyer created by Michael Joy from Chicago, who makes molds for chefs. Mr. Joy created a three-dimensional piece of leaves with one leaf spilling out of the custom frame. That process is still ongoing, and my sister is unafraid to have a variety of eras represented in it, Ms. Brown says. This house bespeaks a relationship to the modern, but also a sense of appreciation of a more classical tradition Its a warm space, but it takes some chances. 14 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2013Cozy placement but with space between furnishings creates an ambiance thats warm yet open in the main living area. FAMILY STYLEFrom page 13VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYArchitect Andrea Clark Brown designed a dramatic entry for her sisters home. DISTINCTIVE HOME REMODELER Meet the National Award-Winning Designers and enjoy receiving new and fresh ideas for your remodeling project.Pictured from left to right: Wanda Pfeiffer, Interior Designer; Dale Harvey, Production Manager; Ryann Minkler, Design Assistant; Lyndsey Davis, Interior Designer; Nichole Claprood, Interior Designer; Chris Reed, President We have completed three projects with Reed and Company. R. Sarotte WeekdaysSaturdays 13500 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 10Naples, FLFlorida Licensed Contractor CBC #1259565

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Art After DarkThe monthly Art After Dark takes place among the galleries and boutiques of Crayton Cove from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Enjoy live music and refreshments as you stroll the art-filled waterfront neighborhood. Participating galleries are: Phil Fisher Gallery, Nora Butler Designs, Earth & Fire, Naples Ships Store, Random Acts of Art, Guess-Fisher Gallery: Nestled in The C ove, Art Gallery Old Naples 2 and Arsenault Gallery. Mark your calendar for Art After Dark on the second Saturday night of every month through season. Through Jan. 7 at Art Gallery Old Naples2, artists Karen Stone and Lynne B. Wilcox present Partners in Pastel, encompassing pastel paintings, prints and tiles. Harpist Kate Peterson will be in the gallery the evening of Art After Dark. Art Gallery Old Naples2 1187 Eighth St. S. 560-9569 Crayton Cove Eighth Street South and 12th Avenue South By the Naples City Dock 403-8393 www.craytoncove.comTrudy Labell Fine ArtSince 1977, Trudy Labell Fine Art has represented contemporary American artists. The gallerys extensive collection of fine art ranges from masterpieces of realism to minimalist handmade paper constructions. Works by the gallerys artists are included in the permanent collections of major museums across the country.Coming up this season: Jan. 2-31 Less, a celebration of three abstract artists who create with color, line and space. Madeline Denaros graceful layers of color float through her large, abstract canvases with a subtle edginess. Ms. Denaros work has been exhibited nationally for more than 30 years. Hyunmee Lee uses simple blocks of color and calligraphic lines to create large, elegant compositions. Ms. Lee came to the U.S. from her native Korea in 1997 and is a faculty member at Utah Valley University. Susan Venable manipulates copper and other metals to create multi-dimensional sculptures with unusual textures, colors and distinctive shadows. Her work has been featured in films including Pulp Fiction and Fight Club and is in numerous major private and corporate collections. Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. Ms. Denaro will be in attendance. Feb. 1-28 Night Music will feature gallery artists interpretations of the night, from dusk to dawn. Featured artists are: Stephen Fox, Sarah Williams, Robert Striffolino, Carol OMalia, Robin Luciano Beaty, Isabelle duToit and Randall Deihl.Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, as a benefit for Myra Janco Daniels Latchkey League supporting the Salvation Army Youth Center. Admission is $80. Reservations required. March 1-31 Land, Sand & Time, a collection of works revealing the beauty of the natural world. Trudy Labell Fine Art 2425 Tamiami Trail N. Bigham Galleria 434-7778 www.trudylabellfineart.comDECEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 15FLORIDA WEEKLY GALLERY SPOTLIGHT Through Dec. 20 at Gardner Colby Gallery as part of the Whats New show are, from left, Blissfully Blue by Eileen Corse, La Karaoubia by Olivier Suire Verley and Low Tide by Claire Kendrick. Dancing Trees #5 by Karen Stone of Art Gallery Old Naples2, one of the stops for visitors to Art After Dark in Crayton Cove from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Adolescent by Herman Maril is on exhibit as part of the Contemporary American Masters show through Dec. 13 at Harmon-Meek Gallery.Above: Cessation #3 by Robin Luciano Beaty Left: Between Two Natures by Madeline Denaro.Gardner Colby GalleryThe Gardner Colby Gallery show schedule for the new season is packed with exhibits that are sure to have art lovers measuring wall space and calling their interior designers. Through Dec. 20, the Whats New exhibit showcases new gallery artists Eileen Corse, Doug Foltz, Claire Kendrick, Lisa Noonis and Olivier Suire Verley, as well as new work from the gallerys long-time favorite artists. Coming up: Jan. 16-30 Figures & Fantasy will focus attention on figurative paintings by Kim English, Jim Lewis, Stan Moeller and Aaron Westerberg and new work by Ran Adler, Claire McArdle and John Schuyler. Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. Feb. 13-March 4 Years, 20 Artists, 20 Works, a celebration of the gallerys 20th anniversary, will feature one special work from each of the gallerys top 20 artists. Invitation-only anniversary gala and opening reception: Wednesday, Feb. 12. March 5-23: Frank P. Corso: 20 Years, will include new works, retrospective paintings on loan from private collectors and the release of Mr. Corsos first book, Corso: 20 Years. Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Gardner Colby Gallery 386 and 365 Broad Ave. S. 403-7787 www.gardnercolbygallery.comUp Art and DesignBeginning Dec. 18 through Feb. 5, Up Art and Design will feature topographies by Shirley Kelley, contemporary expressionism by Joan Sonnenberg, Time and Measures mixed media by Graceann Warn and Pop, Rock, Minimalism and Mash by gallery owner John Carroll Long. The gallery also showcases new glass vessels by Bill Poceta and jewelry works from the Janet Zook collection. Up Art and Design 340 Eighth Street S. 641-3898 www.upartanddesign.comHarmon-Meek GalleryThe Harmon-Meek Gallery opened Jan. 15, 1964, as a showcase for works by major American artists. Fifty years later, Jan. 14, the gallery will commemorate the milestone with the inaugural Visionaries of the Visual Arts evening at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Three individuals will be honored for their efforts to promote the visual arts in Southwest Florida.Tickets are $125, with all sales benefitting the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.Another upcoming project, the release of Arcadia Publishings Images of America: Harmon-Meek Gallery, by J. William Meek III and with foreword by artist Will Barnet, will also benefit the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund. Coming up in this anniversary season at the gallery: Dec. 16-27 Small Works of Art Dec. 30-Jan. 17 La Dolce Vita, a Bob Kane memorial exhibition Jan. 21-25 Tobi Kahn solo exhibition Jan. 27-Feb. 7 Three Charmed Artists, showcasing works by Baltimore artists Philip Morsberger, Anita Huffington and Herman Maril Feb. 10-22 Birds in Paradise Hunt Slonem solo exhibition Feb. 24-March 8 Flower Power, a two-man show of works by Gary Bukovnik and Bob Kane March 10-22 Pop artist Don Nice March 24-April 4 Richard Segalman April 7-18 Collage artist Dan Rizzie April 21-May 2 Moonscapes group exhibition Harmon-Meek Gallery 599 Ninth St. N. 261-2637

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DECEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 17 In a refreshing departure from pastel seascapes and shells, Modern Rustic (Ryland Peters & Small) celebrates the more heartfelt side of design, with interior stylings by Emily Henson photographed by Catherine Gratwicke and complemented with Joanna Simmons words. This book showcases the celebration of the fabric of a home from roof beams to brickwork. Readers can become inspired by a plethora of wood, stone and steel, leaving behind the urge to stay married to sleek lines or immaculate finishes and welcoming earthy colors and rich textures merged with natural materials and ruggedly handsome touches. For homeowners who want to transform a bland kitchen, this is your book, with examples of Pure Rustic (clean lines and muted shades), Bohemian Rustic (a bold mix of texture and pattern with lush color) and even Pop Rustic (unfinished wood teamed with pops of neon and artwork) and Retro Rustic (an ultra-relaxed feel created by the use of things such as wine crates for kitchen cupboards). www.rylandpeters.comMUST READCOURTESY PHOTOSPure Rustic, left, and Pop Rustic, above, are two styles that can spice up a bland kitchen.Taking rustic to stylish new heights 239-643-3050 www.epicavsystems.comLicense # ES12000833 www.epicavsystems.comOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKVISIT OUR EXPLANDED LOCATION4910 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 108, Naples, FL 34103(Next to the Outback Steakhouse)239.643.3050 SOUTH FLORIDAS LARGEST SPECIALITY AUDIO AND VIDEO RETAILERHOME AUTOMATION | HOME THEATRE | MEDIA ROOM | LIGHTING CONTROL | DISTRIBUTED AUDIOSALE SEE IT TODAY. four times more detail with Sony 4Klive beyond de nition SALEANY MONITOR SERIES$200 OFF SALEMINI MONITORSNow$399PAIR WHILE THEY LAST 4KULTRA HD

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A holiday showcase on highThe American Society of Interior Designers-South Florida Chapter hosted a holiday showcase at Tavira at Bonita Bay in November. Guests arrived with unwrapped toys for donation to underprivileged children. The high-rise happening put holiday dcor ideas from the following interior designers in the spotlight: Aniko Brittingham, Aniko Design Lori Christy, Denise Ward Interior Design Mickey Dickson, Elliot Interiors Pam Durkin, Pamela Durkin Designs Allison Fenn, Fenn & Company Interior Design Claudia Galeano, Claudia Designs Peggy Oberlin, Peggy Oberlin Interiors Sandra Rosenthal, Sandsation Creations Diane Torrisi, Diane Torrisi Designs Denise Ward, Denise Ward Interior Design Creasha Weglarz, Creasha Weglarz Interiors/Weglarz Design Karen Benson named Designer of DistinctionMiromar Design Center has named Karen Benson its December Designer of Distinction. The owner of Benson and Associates Interior Design, Ms. Benson has more than 30 years of experience in the architectural and interior design business. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and a certified relocation and transition specialist. Each month Miromar Design Center recognizes interior design professionals based upon nominations from representatives of the centers 45 home furnishing stores. The center is on Corkscrew Road in Estero, east of I-75 at Exit 123. For more information, visit FLORIDA WEEKLY20 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2013 IN THE NEWSRomanza has designs on new Girona villa at MediterraLondon Bay Homes newest Girona model home at Mediterra will feature interiors by award-winning designer Michael Scott of Romanza Interior Design. In the Cortile neighborhood of Mediterra, the three-bedroom, 3-bath villa will be the third Girona model designed by Mr. Scott and the fourth built by London Bay Homes in the North Napes community. The home has 3,526 square feet of air-conditioned living space in a great room design. It will have wideplank French oak hardwood flooring, sand dune and sea salt colored walls, furnishings with neutral upholstery, airy woven window treatments and soft wool area rugs. For more information, visit Gulfshore Homes model taking shape at Miromar LakesA new model by Gulfshore Homes is close to completion in Building 5 in the Ravenna neighborhood of Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. One of six residences in the three-story building, the second-floor model is targeted to open Dec. 23. With two bedrooms, three baths and a library, it has 2,761 square feet of air-conditioned living space, much of which has views of the lake. In addition to the great room, there is a formal dining room and a summer kitchen on the tiled balcony. The kitchen is outfitted with a Viking stainless steel refrigerator, wall oven, dishwasher and six-burner cooktop. With a casual coastal theme, the dcor reflects natural elements and a neutral color palette of taupe, beige, cream and off-white, with accents of grays and blues to complement the lake views, the sky and floods of natural light. Ivy Scheinholz of Design West led the design team. For more information, call 947-2929 or visit Karen Benson desigend this room for a client. One of London Bay Homes Girona models in Mediterra. Lake views abound in Gulfshore Homes newest model in Ravenna at Miromar Lakes. ED CHAPPELL / COURTESY PHOTOThe Tavira at Bonita Bay high-rises. Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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IN THE NEWSSonoma coach home models available at Fiddlers Creek Lennar has two luxury coach home models available at the Village of Sonoma at Fiddlers Creek. The threebedroom, two-bath homes are Lennar Everythings Included designs, which translates to features and upgrades including enhanced construction materials, crown molding, designer window coverings, Sherwin-Williams interior paint package, green-certified Mohawk flooring including upgraded carpet and padding, granite countertops, wood cabinets, impact glass windows and doors and a built-in wall pest control system at no extra cost. For more information, call Matt Devereaux at 707-7220 or visit www. The living room, abo ve, and master suite in one of Lennars Florence models at Fiddlers Creek. 3100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples Florida 34103 The Bedspread Place DECEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 21

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Ten days before Christmas last year, probably feeling guilty about not sending out holiday cards for the first time in forever, I posted a picture on Facebook of one of my many vintage Santas. I added a silly message, something along the lines of, He sees you when youre sleeping and promised a Santa-a-day until Dec. 25. As more of a passive lurker than engaged participant on Facebook, I was quite surprised when more than a few friends and even friends of friends Liked my post. Many of them commented on it, too. The Likes and comments continued the next day, and the next. I thrive on positive reinforcement, and this was akin to a heartfelt pat on the back from the boss every few minutes so much so that I continued posting pictures of chipped, threadbare, curious and sometimes creepy Mr. Clauses all the way through the Twelve Days of Christmas. Truth be told, I could have kept going until Valentines Day, maybe even Easter. Yes, Virginia, there really is a Cindys Vintage Santa Christmas Countdown. Its a tradition now. So motivated was I by its inaugural success, I could hardly wait to get started this year. I did so on Dec. 1, before the Thanksgiving leftovers were pitched from the refrigerator. (In case youre wondering, I do not collect shabby pilgrims or mid-century ceramic turkeys.) Heres a recap of that post (with a couple of changes as, always the editor, I couldnt keep myself from tweaking when I copied it from Facebook to repurpose for this column), along with pictures of the first few Santas of 2013 and several jolly old souls from the 2012 lineup. Enjoy! Well ... The Santas are begging to be let out of the closet under the stairs. This big guy (at right) watches over them all. Hes about 5 feet tall, and he always brings to mind this story about my Dad: It was the December before he died, and he was feeling about as low as a man could feel. He came home one day to find a Santa similar in size to mine but a new model, all bright velvet and white fur (and sans the somewhat fusty smell, no doubt) keeping sentinel on the stair landing. As his wife tells it, Dad turned to her and, with a twinkle in his eye the likes that she hadnt seen in weeks as he descended into the depression from which he would not be able to claw his way out this time, he managed a grin and said to her: Please, tell me hes rented. Not a day goes by that I dont miss that man. Here come the holidays, everyone. I hope my parade of kitschy St. Nicks brings a twinkle to your eye. Here we go ... Ho! Ho! Ho! DECEMBER 2013 LUXE LIVING 23FLORIDA WEEKLY a t c t t T FROM THE HO-HO-HOMEFRONTI believe in Santas 1. Smooching Santa 2. Sparkly Santa 3. Twisted Santa 4. What SPF? Santa 5. Ooopsie! Santa 6. Candyland Santa 7. Lit-up Santa 8. Snow Globe Santa 9. Come Hither Santa 10. Drive-by Shooting Santa1 7 95 64 2 8 103

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