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INSIDE PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 33 FREE WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 CLUB NOTES A22 HEALTHY LIVING A24 PETS A26 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 NETWORKING B7-9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C14 ANTIQUES C18 CUISINE REVIEW C27 Catching upArts writer Nancy Stetson revisits some past interviewees. C1 Bobs BarricadesAdventures in the barrier business. B1 A call for hatsThe Diva endorses headwear as a way to handle summers heat and humidity. A27 Faviola Vargas grew up in Naples, went to Golden Gate High School and, along with many of her peers, made plans to go to college in Florida. She considered becoming a criminal investigator until her education came to an abrupt end after high school. Ms. Vargas was brought to the United States when she was 8 years old by her parents, who migrated here illegally from Mexico. Because they are undocumented, so is she meaning she would be forced to pay out-of-state tuition for college, a crushingly high cost. The Florida legislature, with the support of Gov. Rick Scott, this month voted to change that. The new rule, expected to go into effect July 1, will potentially open the door to thousands of students who had largely been shut out of the state college system. It requires that Florida colleges and universities charge in-state tuition for undocumented students who meet certainLawmakers open path to college for undocumented studentsBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ SEE STUDENTS, A16 C A r i A b b A A S S S S S S y y y y y y 4 Vo Vo Vo Vo V V l. l. V V I, I, No. 33 FRE E 4, 201 4 y. y. y. y. y y y com com com com com com com om m VARGAS Tanned, rested and ready to head back to TallahasseeCOURTESY PHOTO Former Gov. Charlie Crist is running to be Floridas governor again. CRISTS RETURN PROFILES IN WEEKS TO COME LOOK FOR MORE IN-DEPTH CANDIDATETHE 44TH GOVERNOR OF THE SUNSHINE State looks like a man who just escaped from a picture of himself. But Charlie Crist is as real and crisp as a new bill, a suntanned flash of good-natured ambition in a white dress shirt with yellow-striped tie over dark trousers, reaching to shake hands. His hair is still silver, his teeth are still white, his tan is still deep and his smile engaging and seemingly amused as he stands near the bar of The Francis in in downtown Sarasota suggests that hes having a really good time.SEE CRIST, A8 Ahoy!The 53rd annual Commodores Ball at the Naples Yacht Club, and more to-dos around town. C22-25

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 8 Dangers of Foot/Ankle Deformities DR. FAHIM DPM, AACFAS DR. LAM** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. TIMM* FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS** Now accepting new patients. (239) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PLEASE JOIN The Dangers of Neglected Foot and Ankle PainRSVP 239-465-6623 COMMENTARYThe ascending nationIts not our Navy, Army or Air Force. Its not this religion or tha t one, this language or another, this book or a different book that touches all of us. Its not a single defining anthem or pledge, a proclivity to adventurism, or even a momentous historic event the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence, say, or the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that ties Americans together as surely as mountain climbers working the same rope to some remote summit. Its not even a single geographic location. Instead, its our teachers. They touch every American child, which is part of the reason we become Americans temperamentally, not just legally. About 55 million children are now enrolled in K through 12 schools across the 50 states. More than 49 million of them are public school students, including almost 2.7 million in the Sunshine State. They spend the majority of their days in the care of teachers who will literally mold the future of the United States. Teachers do that with the help of parents, of course or without much help from parents. Some parents pull disappearing acts that can rival a magicians. They drop their children at the door of a kindergarten class on the first day of school in August and come back to retrieve them six years later, on the last day of school in May, when their children finish the fifth grade. Thats not an exaggeration. I just spent six years watching my youngest son move through elementary school (which, by the way, not only invites but begs parents and others to participate in all the fun), and that level of parental participation is literal, in some cases. Responsibility is a heavy backpack, and it makes me anxious that teachers must shoulder so much of it. But Im not anxious because of the teachers. As a species, as a single great fraternity, teachers are up to the task. Im anxious because if we Americans are mountain climbers of some sort if were the ascending nation, to use a high-aim metaphor then we are also blind mountain climbers, like Erik Weihenmayer. Mr. Weihenmayer has an excuse, however. We dont. In his case, he lost his sight at 13 to a disease we dont have, retinoschisis, and went on to ascend Mt. Everest, along with the highest peaks on each of the worlds continents. Without seeing, he understands vividly what it takes to climb the mountain. As a nation we have perfectly good eyes, yet we continue to ignore what its going to take to climb that mountain perhaps because we dont understand it (thats the charitable view, which ignores greed and narcissism). The solution is already part of our gear bag, like a climbers carabiner that will clip to the rope. Its going to take an unprecedented championing of teachers for which weve demonstrated little appetite, so far. As Americans, we do have an appetite for complaining about our problems, however. And thats a good thing. Its a form of participation, like voting. Then we get tired of complaining and fall back on one of our favorite mantras: Were not perfect, but were still the greatest nation on earth. That mantra is not good enough, though. In public schools, teacher-student ratios are not good enough, either, for a very simple reason: We dont want to pay to fix them. Its not that we couldnt, its that we wont. But if we did if we suddenly decided to wage a war on mediocrity if, community by community, we determined that creating student-teacher ratios of 5 to 1 or even 10 to 1 in each public school was worth the cost (instead of more than 20 to 1, which has been the case in my sons classrooms), we would change American society in a single generation. We could reduce the immense cost of jails and health care for addictions right off the bat, while powering-up American inventiveness and creativity. Children respond to attention like flowers to sun and water. It would take three steps: Step I: Double the pay for teachers, whose median salary in Florida now is about $45,700 per year, roughly the same as that of long-haul truck drivers. Step II: Double or triple the number of teachers, so that each works closely with a few students each year. Step III: Supply, supply, supply. Provide ample schools and generous materials. Youd be right to call that a utopian solution. But unlike other utopian solutions, this is a possible solution. This is a matter of will, not resources. I make that judgment based on our history: Whenever weve needed to pay for something essential, we have. The obvious example is World War II. Coming out of the Great Depression, we spent $341 billion between 1941 and 1945, the equivalent of $3.6 trillion today. The subsequent costs may have been even greater. By comparison, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will end up costing us between $4 to $6 trillion, according to Harvards Kennedy School of Government. Caring for those who fought these wars less than 1 percent of us will cost us dearly for decades to come. Meanwhile, we spend about $10,600 per student each year in American public schools, according to the Department of Education about $519.4 billion. A billion, as you know, has to be multiplied 1,000 times before it equals a trillion, which is what we spend, in multiples, on our wars. So why not spend those multiples on our future?Teachers, after all, are the lead climbers in our trek to that still undiscovered country. Lets give them all the rope they need to reach the summit, and raise the flag of our trusting children. A version of this column originally ran on May 29, 2013. b l d s t w roger


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 OPINION amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Rove is rightIt was inevitable that attacks on Hillary Clinton would be deemed sexist. We now know that they will be called ageist, too. A report in the New York Posts Page Six that Karl Rove told a recent conference that Hillary Clinton might be brain-damaged after a 30-day hospital stay during her illness at the end of 2012 caused a volcanic eruption of denunciation aimed at the Republican strategist. Rove was accused, among other things, of dealing the age card from the bottom of the deck. Rove denies saying brain damage, and the Page Six report didnt put quote marks around that phrase. He tells me hes not sure whether he actually said she was in the hospital 30 days (it was three), but regardless, he meant to refer to the entirety of the 30-day episode when she was dealing with a virus, a fall and a subsequent concussion and blood clot between her brain and skull. If we take Roves interview on Fox News the day after the Page Six item as the best explanation of his view, his basic points are unassailable the state of Clintons health will play into her decision whether or not to run, she will have to be completely open about the 2012 episode and all of this will be filtered through the fact that she will be 69 if elected and 77 if she serves two terms. Even if you take at face value everything weve heard about Clintons condition in December 2012, it was frighteningly serious. The clot, according to The Washington Post, can cause permanent brain damage, coma or death if not detected and treated in time. News accounts say it was caught early, and Clinton is performing as ably as ever. But politicians have a long history of lying through their teeth about their health see Woodrow Wilson, John F. Kennedy and Paul Tsongas, for example. So Clinton will have to provide a full accounting of the 2012 incident and her overall health. And as for her age, of course it will be an issue. The problem with being an old candidate in American presidential politics is that people use it against you. U.S. News & World Report had an item in April 2008 titled Obama Campaign Plans to Hit at McCains Age. The Bill Clinton re-election campaign in 1996 feasted on contrasts between the new and old in its lopsided bout with the septuagenarian Bob Dole. Of course, age is hardly dispositive. Ronald Reagan was the oldest president at age 70 in 1981 and embodied an invigorating optimism despite his years. But age was an issue for him in 1980 and 1984. Hillary can potentially trump all this with openness about her medical records, and with an energetic and future-oriented campaign, should she run. Her supporters, in the meantime, hope to deflect any questions with cries of ageism and sexism. It will be a nice change of pace to move on from racism as the Democratic rejoinder of choice to other -isms neglected during the past eight years. But Rove is right: Hillary will have to deal with these questions. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.William Worthy and Vincent Harding: Thank you and goodbyeThe world lost two remarkable men in May, two African-Americans who helped shape modern history, yet whose names and achievements remain too little known. William Worthy, a journalist, died at the age of 92. Civil-rights activist Vincent Harding was 82. Each was a witness to some of the most pivotal events of the latter half of the 20th century. They led their lives speaking truth to power, working for a better world. William Worthy became a journalist, working for both CBS News and the Baltimore Afro-American. He reported from the Soviet Union and would go to North Vietnam. As a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, he ignored a U.S. ban on traveling to communist China. As a result, the State Department refused to renew Worthys passport. He would later travel to Cuba after the revolution there, where he interviewed Fidel Castro. Upon his return, he was charged with entering the U.S. without a passport. He challenged the charges and was eventually cleared. The federal appeals court opinion stated, It is inherent in the concept of citizenship that the citizen ... has a right to return, again to set foot on its soil. U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy chose not to appeal to the Supreme Court, Worthy said, because he and his brother [President John F. Kennedy] were sick and tired of the case. They had had enough embarrassment over it. He was represented by a young ACLU lawyer named William Kunstler, who later noted that the victory in this case inspired him to continue in his path as a pioneering constitutional attorney. In 1981, Worthy and colleagues went to Iran, after the revolution that deposed the U.S.-backed Shah, and after the U.S. Embassy hostages had been released. He obtained copies of paperback books that contained reproductions of CIA documents that had been shredded as the U.S. Embassy was overrun, but later painstakingly reconstructed. The 11 volumes were widely available in Iran, and as far away as Europe but they were strictly banned in the U.S. Worthys copies were confiscated from luggage he shipped, but officials missed a volume in his carry-on luggage. After The New York Times refused to run a story on the CIA documents, investigative journalist Scott Armstrong at The Washington Post ran them on the front page. Armstrong told me: There were documents in there that were unlike any other documents Ive ever seen ... it was an extraordinary insight into the history of overthrowing (Mohammad) Mosaddegh, the popularly elected leader of Iran; reinstalling the Shah, the CIAs role in that; and then the cooperation that the CIA gave with SAVAK, the dreaded secret police of Iran. (They) essentially put a lie to every defense that had been given for the U.S. role in Iran over a 30or 40-year period. Worthy sued, and the U.S. government was forced to return the documents and pay him $16,000. Vincent Harding was a close friend and advisor to Martin Luther King Jr. Harding told us on Democracy Now!, King saw the natural connection between what was happening to the poor in the USA, why young men and women were rising up in anger, frustration, desperation, saw that action as deeply related to the attention that the country was paying to the devastation it was doing in Vietnam. It was on April 4, 1967, one year to the day before King was assassinated, that he delivered a speech drafted by Harding, a powerful statement against the war in Vietnam. Harding said of the speech, That draft essentially became the speech, sermon, call, cry of the heart that he put forward. King said that day at New Yorks Riverside Church, I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today, my own government. Vincent Harding sought to reflect in his speechwriting Kings enduring concerns: He was calling us to a way that was very difficult, a way beyond racism, a way beyond materialism and a way beyond militarism. Harding continued for decades after Kings death to fight against those very problems, as the first director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center (now known as the King Center) in Atlanta, then as professor of religion and social transformation at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. These two men, William Worthy and Vincent Harding, saw immense social upheaval, revolution, struggle and loss. They dedicated their lives to challenging those in power, and to the pursuit of justice and equality for all. 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 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller. 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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 CSCAPESWho really gains when you give?A friend of mine takes his dog to a local care facility every week to visit the residents. I knew it would be great for everyone else, he says, but I didnt realize how good it would be for me. Precisely. Thats the half of the equation that people rarely consider when they focus on someone outside themselves. Doing so makes you not only a better person, but a better businessperson, boss, co-worker, employee, vendor, customer. How? For me, it happens in four ways: 1. Perspective Volunteering forces you to see a situation from another persons point of view, someone who is facing challenges quite different from your own. That puts new demands on your listening and problem-solving skills, which leads to your discovering new solutions, things you likely never apply to your own business challenges. So getting beyond your own perspective is a huge gain. 2. New skills and knowledge Pick up a hammer for Habitat for Humanity and youll come away with a whole new confidence. Suddenly that minor household project seems not so intimidating. Sure, it might not come out perfect this time, but you did it! You took on something you never thought you could. At the same time, youve gained new knowledge and, like new skills, these ideas will find their way into other areas of your life. As a result, I rarely look at a challenge without borrowing from some other challenge in my life, and often, that can be traced back to some kind of volunteer work Ive done. The new skills and knowledge are a part of me now, ready to serve whenever called upon. 3. New people When I first volunteered in this community, I never thought thered be a social aspect to it, but now some of my best friends have come from volunteering. Whats more, very few of them have anything at all to do with my industry, my background or my day-to-day life. Indeed, if there were any one advantage that spills over to all the other advantages of volunteering, it would be the discovery of new people. New people give you new perspective, introduce you to new skills, expose you to new ideas and inspire you to new heights. And when some of them become friends, as inevitably some will, they enrich your life in ways too numerous and diverse to imagine without them. 4. Rejuvenating the spirit A wise person said, Life is not about getting and having, but about being and becoming. Before I started volunteering, I thought the having part was a good way of measuring the becoming part. In reality, however, the two have very little to do with each other. In the same way, I thought making a difference only mattered if I made a big difference. But then I spent a day sorting and folding clothes at a local thrift shop and I discovered a simple truth: It doesnt matter what you volunteer for. Virtually any activity that helps others will have its rewards for you because volunteering feeds the soul like nothing else. When you stuff envelopes, fold clothes, sort pieces of paper, etc., you are actually building valuable organizational aptitude that is likewise useful in managing your garden, planning a vacation or, say, establishing a work schedule for your employees. Of course, this doesnt occur to you at the time, but trust me, its happening. And not just on the mundane level, but on the big picture life-level. 5. Getting down to business When you give of yourself, you see yourself through the eyes of others, which naturally translates into a deeper insight into self. Take a pet to a retirement community, pick up a hammer, fold clothes at a thrift shop whatever you choose, you will discover the joy of transforming the lives of others. And as you do, you will transform your life and your business life as well. When shes not busy selling residential real estate, Cheryl Turner gives her time and talent to the Naples United Church of Christ, Humane Society Naples, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Naples Art Association at The von Liebeg Art Center, Baby Basics and the Collier County Cat Coalition, among others. Call now to take advantage of 239.566.9700 Same Day Emergencies Welcome. Hablamos Espaol. 11121 Health Park Boulevard, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34110 Complimentary whitening with invisalign treatment Vivera retainers with treatment ($500 value) records (X-rays, photos, impressions, etc.) Financing options available (D0150/D0274/D220/D0230) (D4355)* *Unless gum disease is present($421 value) Family & Cosmetic DentistryCrownsImplantsRoot Canals Invisible FillingsGum Treatments Bad Breath Problems Neuromuscular Dentistry Emergency ServiceCare Credit


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 So good a time, in fact, that hes hoping to achieve an American first: winning a second spin at the gubernatorial wheel, after switching political parties after serving as a Republican governor from 2007 to 2010, when he lost a U.S. Senate race as an Independent, then drifting into political purgatory before becoming a Democrat in 2012. Its never been done before. Come Nov. 4, that would make him the 46th governor of Florida, where 19 million citizens face a range of stiff economic and environmental challenges. First, though, he has to win the Democratic primary on Aug. 26. And then he has to perform the hat trick: defeating incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Election Day. Recent polls show the two men running close, with the edge going to Crist. Money will play a role, of course, but nobody knows how much. In public terms, Gov. Scotts Lets Get to Work committee had raised $27.8 million by the end of the first quarter, in March. The Crist committee reported $5.3 million in its coffers. In personal terms, Gov. Scott spent $73 million of his own money to win his first race in 2010 by about 1 percent, records show. Four years earlier, Gov. Crist had entered his first gubernatorial race with a net worth of about $425,000. He won that one by seven percentage points. I dont know what my net worth is now, he says, but its gotten better. Probably not better than Gov. Scotts reported $83.7 million net worth as of last July, however. The unanswered question in this race is, What will Charlie look like after Scott spends $100 million trashing him? says Lucy Morgan, a Pulitzerprize winning reporter and Tampa Bay Times columnist who covered the state capitol for years. Hes spent a lot of money already and it doesnt seem to have stuck. Every bad thing I know about Charlie has been written and published somewhere, and it doesnt seem to stick. If ever there was a Teflon candidate, hes it. I know it was said for years about Ronald Reagan, but its him. The flip-side of the Teflon coin, however, may be that nobody knows exactly who the candidate is. And that has led people to ask questions that have dogged the candidate for years. Is Charlie Crist a chameleon? Is he weak, or a closet homosexual, or unethical? And perhaps the hardest question of all those posed repeatedly by the dismayed critics in his former political party: Did the governor sell out his party, not to mention his friends and even his beloved parents and sisters (all Republicans), when he committed the following political sins? A. As Republican governor in 2009, he let himself be hugged by a Democratic president in front of the world, before gladly accepting the presidents stimulus money for Floridians. B. As a candidate in 2010, he quit the GOP to run for the U.S. Senate as an Independent, against Tea Party favorite and Republican nominee Marco Rubio. C. He became a Democrat in 2012 and to add insult to injury, he did it in front of the president at a White House Christmas party.The hug that led to the conversionGov. Crist is an author. His 2013 memoir, The Partys Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat, takes on the big questions, providing answers that have already been challenged in some quarters. A Washington Post opinion blog appearing earlier this month, for example, targeted Gov. Crists assertion that moral courage led to his party switch: Charlie Crist didnt leave the Republican party because of racism. He left it because he couldnt win a primary, the headline asserted. But thats an arguable point, and it comes down to what observers, critics and Gov. Crist alike have taken to calling, The Hug. When President Barack Obama made his first trip out of Washington to promote his stimulus plan in 2009, he chose the location hardest hit by foreclosures and unemployment in the United States in Florida, on the southwest coast. He also asked Gov. Crist to introduce him there, at a time when most Republicans were distancing themselves from everything Democratic. But the governor agreed, in part to save the jobs and homes of cops, firefighters, teachers and construction workers, he says. It happened on a clear morning at the epicenter of economic disaster, in Fort Myers. As the president walked out to the podium at the downtown Harborside Event Center, he took the governors hand. Then he pulled Gov. Crist into a momentary embrace. I didnt think a thing about it as it was happening, he writes in his memoir. But that simple gesture ended my career as a viable Republican politician. It changed the rest of my life. Reach, pull, release just like that. In the bar at The Francis, Gov. Crist pauses to hail the waitress. Id like some more water, please, Miranda, he says politely. Its really good water. He smiles. She smiles back. The best revenge is another vote won. Fast forward to not quite a year later, he continues. In May, I announce Im running for the Senate. Marco Rubio is already in the race. Rubio starts sending out literature for his campaign with a photograph of me and the president hugging. Now Gov. Crist pauses, grows grim. So there I am, hugging the new African American president. On Sen. Rubios part, spotlighting that moment may have been a brilliant if cynical political play on race and politics, a knockout blow that required no debate, no argument, and no words. American politics is a whimsical and funny creature. Its not a joke, though, Gov. Crist says sharply. He didnt just put it on the letterhead of his literature, he put it on the outside of the envelope. Hes sensitive to this race issue because he should be. Because he used it. For political effect. His anger is evident only in a faintly rising voice. Restraint is typical of him. He is unfailingly nice he never loses his temper in public. And I doubt in private, says Ms. Morgan. Ive had many off-the-record conversations with him over the years Ive seen him not happy but he just doesnt lose his cool. I cant think of any other politicians Ive ever known like that. Something of a historian, Gov. Crist points out that the same thing happened to his favorite governor, LeRoy Collins, who served from 1955 to 1961. CRISTFrom page 1 later,he continues. In May, I e he l l COURTESY PHOTOSCharlie Crist hits the campaign trail with a rich Florida history. Clockwise from below: A younger Crist in the family boat, about 1975. Now, he says, his favorite place to be is on Tampa Bay in his 25-foot open fisherman. With his father, Dr. Charles Crist, he enjoyed both fishing and hunting. At his high school graduation, 1974, with his mother, Nancy. And Charlie Crist as a quarterback at Wake Forest University, about 1976.THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPresident Barack Obama and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist embrace during a town hall meeting to discuss the economy on Feb. 10, 2009, at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 NEWS A9 He was also a Cumberland Law School graduate, a Democrat and a staunch segregationist who later flip-flopped and embraced civil rights. When Gov. Collins ran for a senate seat in 1968, his opponent beat him by widely distributing a photo of the former governor with an African American: in that case, walking beside Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma in the early 1960s. But unlike Gov. Collins, after Gov. Crist lost his 2010 senate race, he made his way to a Christmas party at the White House, in December 2012. There, everything changed. Will Prather, who operates dinner theaters in Florida, Pennsylv ania and Arizona and now serves on Gov. Crists finance committee, was there to see it. So were at the Christmas party, and in typical Charlie fashion hes working the rope line with his wife, Carole, Mr. Prather recalls. Hes trying to get the presidents attention, and I help him. I say, Mr. President, its Charlie Crist. And he has his voter registration papers all filled out. Right there in his hand. He just has to sign. So he does, with the leader of the free world looking on. He got a fist pump from the president, Mr. Prather says.The making of Charlie CristThat White House moment was born long ago, in a world that remains a deeply influential part of Gov. Crists current being and behavior the world of his parents, Charles and Nancy. Nearly everyone who knows him acknowledges that. Its something he admits, as well. My father is my hero, the governor says. Dad is our hero. We all say that, concurs his youngest sister, Catherine Crist Kennedy, a 49-year-old associate vice president of Academic Affairs at St. Petersburg College. We attribute so much of what we all have to Mom and Dad. We all feel that Dad is the smartest man we know. He is a sponge. He and Mom are always reading. Hes ingrained that in us. His parents values remain his own, Gov. Crist says. I was a Republican because my parents were Republicans. Same reason Im a Methodist. Mom and Dad are. Born in Altoona, Pa., Gov. Crist, 57, came to St. Petersburg at the age of 3. His parents had decided to do a medical residency there. His father, now 81, is a doctor who still practices medicine full time. The Crist family grew to four children: Margaret, Charlie, Elizabeth and Catherine, all of whom still live near their parents, with their own families. Margaret is an educator, like Catherine, and Elizabeth is a medical doctor. They were public school children. Charlie attended Riviera Junior High and St. Petersburg High School, where he became the starting quarterback on the football team. Like the boating, fishing and hunting Dr. Crist shared with his son into adulthood, he also shared his sons football experience, becoming the pro bono team doctor. Overt racism remained a fact of life in those days, Gov. Crist says, and the team had many black players, so nobody else would do the job. The family attended the Methodist Church on Sundays, and life in the Crist household was loving and secure. We had dinner every night at 5 p.m., recalls Catherine Kennedy. Conversations were lively. All of us had responsibilities and chores. We didnt want for anything, but we werent given everything, either. Respectful behavior was expected both inside and outside the home. When Charlie was little, he used some bad language in school once, and they had to call home. It was really serious, his sister says. Dr. Crist would take Charlie and the girls on house calls, too, she remembers. Everything was a teaching moment for Dad. If a homeless person walked in front of the car, when some other people might have made fun of him, I can remember him saying, That is somebodys son, or brother or father. It was always instilled in all of us that you treat everybody with respect. The family would sit out on a screened porch to watch the magnificent evening skies settle in summer over Tampa Bay. There was music in the house recorded classical, and the live banjo of Dr. Crist, along with guitar (Charlie and Margaret) and piano (Elizabeth). As adults, Catherine and Charlie can discuss and share anything, she acknowledges, and frequently they stood in as dates for each other on social occasions. He had graduated from law school by then, and she had returned from completing her undergraduate work at Emory University in Atlanta. But her brother was suffering, she remembers, a young man stung by divorce. It had been a long and winding road to that point.Becoming the man in fullIn his senior year at St. Pete High, Charlie Crist suffered a significant leg injury when a linebacker tackled him behind the line, he recounts in his book. That reduced his chances for a football scholarship, so he went to Wake Forest University in WinstonSalem, N.C., and walked on as a quarterback. At just over 6 feet and carrying about 180 pounds, he was 20 pounds heavier and an inch taller than he is now. He started junior varsity games against Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State, he remembers, before giving up the far north (anything north of Atlanta) for a return to Florida, and FSU, where he graduated in 1978. You go north of Atlanta, and you dont see the sun for five months, he says. I never knew that until I went to Wake Forest. And I didnt like it. People he met in both universities, especially in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Florida State, remain his lifelong friends. And most of them are Republicans, like all of his family members. Will they support him now that hes a Democrat? I think they will, says Lucy Morgan. I havent looked, but I think theyll give him money. And if they feel they cant do that, theyll find some other way to help him. As for his Republican family members, says Catherine, Of course Ill vote for him. We all will. At FSU, Charlie became vice president of the student body, in his first taste of a public role. Then with a close friend, now Judge Cory Ciklin of the Fourth District Court of Appeal in Palm Beach County, he made his way to law school. Old friends matter: Gov. Crist appointed Judge Ciklin to the Fourth Circuit in 2008. Their friendship was born in politics, at FSU. And so was the governors first marriage. I came to Charlie in an odd way, the judge recalls. A woman named Amanda Morrow was my running mate when I ran (unsuccessfully) for student body president in my junior year at FSU. And unbeknownst to me she was dating some guy named Charlie Crist. Ms. Morrow would soon become Gov. Crists wife, and Cory Ciklin would later transfer from Samford Universitys law school back to FSU, leaving Charlie in Alabama to finish his law degree, and to end a young marriage that lasted only a year. Finally, Gov. Crist came back to Florida to pass the state Bar exam on his third attempt, while working in St. Petersburg in his first job, as counsel for Minor League Baseball.Putting questions to restOne of the longtime rumors about Gov. Crist suggests that he may be gay something far from the truth, Mrs. Kennedy asserts. He had several very serious girlfriends (after his first marriage ended). They were exclusive relationships that lasted for years. Its hard, because the family loved all of them. They were beautiful, smart, independent women. They had their own careers. But her brother avoided marriage. In those years hed started as a state senator from Pinellas County, later becoming an aide to Sen. Connie Mack III, during his 1988 campaign. He was truly my mentor, Gov. Crist says now a fiscal conservative, something of a social moderate, and a man who could get along with everybody. Gov. Crist also lost his first U.S. Senate run against Bob Graham in 1998, then was appointed as the state education commissioner by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2000, before winning an election to become the attorney general of Florida under Gov. Bush in 2002. In none of those positions did the expectation of marriage play a role. But public expectations change. Lucy Morgan asked him about it once. He was attorney general and I asked him why why he hadnt married, Ms. Morgan recalls. I said, Charlie, you need to be married to become governor. And he said, I made a mistake once, I dont want to do it again. For many reasons. But things were different when he met Carole Oumano Rome. He abandoned the old caution. A Georgetown University graduate and a business owner from New York, she had two daughters and was in the process of divorce, his sister recalls, but none of that mattered. Thats when we knew Charlie had found the right woman, Catherine Kennedy says. It was immediate with Carole. Mrs. Crist did not respond to requests seeking her comments for this story.Back in the frayMeanwhile, Gov. Crists political career, which spun off the track in 2010, has regained its momentum. After his loss to Marco Rubio, he went to work for Morgan & Morgan, the broadly advertised law firm with the slogan, For the people. Many of those people appear to want him return to Tallahassee as governor. And if they arent sure, he aims to convince them one person at a time, leading with his patent smile and attentive interest. I am an optimist, he says, when asked why he hasnt grown cynical about the political process. Im idealistic. I was idealistic when I was a boy. I have a deep faith and belief in God, and in good. Theres a quote. Its by Edmund Burke: All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. Rich Segall, a Charlie Crist donor who has come to the Francis with his wife, Claire, for a fund-raising dinner, says he thinks the Republican-turnedDemocrat is positioned to do a lot more than nothing. I find him honest and straightforward and personable. Look, I think fiscally most of us are somewhat conservative. So is he. On the social issues I believe in, he clearly, very strongly, has ideas that are quite in line with my own. So I think hell appeal to moderate Republicans, and to Democrats alike. On the issue of flip-flopping, Mr. Segall sees the Crist transformation as a strength, not a weakness. So does Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch, who has worked with Gov. Crist on various issues for years. Is he a change-his-mind guy? the commissioner asks rhetorically. The answer is yes, on occasion. The flip side of that is, when you learn, and you gather more facts and the science or the environment changes, the intelligent thing to do is to evolve with that new information. Among the issues, the commissioner says: the current state governments dismissal of Medicaid expansion dollars, and an aggressive environmental policy that confronts the effects of global warming, especially in such regions as South Florida or Pinellas County. The time to deal with it is not 50 years from now, but now. You gotta have that in your leadership, he insists. Gov. Crist argues his own case this way, when faced with the flip-flop question which is, after all, not just about politics, but about character. I would tell your readers this: Charlies the same guy. I havent changed. The only thing thats changed is my party registration, because my former party was hijacked by the extremists of the party. But I am still a fiscal conservative, I dont want to waste your money. Or mine. I am a social moderate. I always have been. For me, its never really been about right versus left. Its always been right versus wrong. If I see a wrong, I try to right it, whether Im attorney general or governor or commissioner of education. Im still that same person. That same person is also still a salesman, which is true of every politician. If you want to know more, he says, grinning, buy my book. If you have time. Buy the book. Read it. COURTESY PHOTOSCharlie Crist with wife Carole. Gov. Charlie Crist and Will Prather at a White House Christmas Party in December 2012. Gov. Crist signed the voter registration papers that made him a Democrat that night. MORGAN WELCH


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Health centers have been around for more than 45 years and are the family doctor to more than 22 million people, according to the National Association of Community Health Centers. Here in Collier County, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida serves approximately 40,000 people a year, 30,000 of whom are children. The care provided is both excellent and affordable. This is good news for working families who struggle with medical debt, or the millions of people who forgo healthcare or filling a prescription because they are worried about cost. AARP The Magazine has cited health centers as the No. 1 option for good healthcare when youre uninsured. But health centers such as Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida are also providers of choice for people who are insured and value having an affordable healthcare home. Good healthcare starts with having a caring team of caring professionals on your side. As CEO of Healthcare Network, every day I witness the value we bring to patients lives. When people have a place to go for regular care, they use it and stay healthy and out of hospitals. I see the patients who are controlling their diabetes; the gentleman whose life was saved by a simple test; and the relief in a mothers eyes because she did not have to choose between putting food on the table and getting her child immunized. I am proud of our record and accomplishments. The services we provide onsite primary care, pediatrics, pharmacy, dentistry, even mental health services allow our patients to get the care they need under one roof and in a place where they are treated as individuals, with dignity and respect. This is what healthcare should be: simple and patient-centered. Public health improves when the gateways of affordable primary healthcare open to more people. This is what we mean when we talk about transforming our healthcare delivery system, and shifting the emphasis from disease management to prevention. As someone who works on the frontlines of healthcare, I invite you to visit a Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida location in your own backyard, where the work of transforming healthcare has already started for the good health of everyone. Mike Ellis is the CEO of Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida. For more information, call 658-3000 or visit health center considered for acreage in Golden Gate SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida has acquired 5 acres of property on the northwest quadrant of Green and Collier boulevards. Studies show the Golden Gate area is sorely in need of managed, comprehensive healthcare services, says Mike Ellis, CEO of the network. The Healthcare Network acquired the land from the Wynn family at a very favorable rate, and we are now in the process of establishing the highest and best use of the property, he adds. One of 1,200 National Health Centers in the United States, the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida has a 37-year history of serving Colliers working poor. The agency oversees the Marion E. Fether Medical Center in Immokalee and partners with the University of Florida College of Medicine to operate the Isabel Collier Read Medical Center, also in Immokalee. It is also a partner in the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center and provides pediatric, womens health and family services at nine smaller clinics in the Naples and Marco Island communities. Its Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a rolling pediatric unit, caring for over 2,000 children a year. Mr. Ellis says Golden Gates central location and population base provide a natural venue for a health center. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Golden Gate City has the largest concentration of people per square mile within Collier County 6,100 people per square mile, compared to 1,500 people per square mile in the city of Naples. These hard-working middle and lower class families are the backbone of the service industries that sustain the greater Naples community, Mr. Ellis says. Healthcare Network currently has a pediatric clinic in Golden Gate but the need extends far beyond children. A 2012 professional needs assessment study showed Golden Gate City has significant gaps in primary healthcare for children and adults including prenatal care, behavioral health, vision, hearing and dental care. The study also found critical need for preventive care education to address unhealthy lifestyle conditions including childhood obesity, hypertension, asthma and diabetes. Mr. Ellis notes that without access to healthcare, the medically underserved postpone necessary care and forego preventive care such as childhood immunizations, well-baby visits, mammograms and routine check-ups. With no regular doctor and limited access to prescription medications, these families are more likely to use emergency rooms for primary care and be hospitalized for health conditions that could have been avoided, he says. Other benefits of a healthcare center in the area include expansion of research and training opportunities through academic partnerships similar to those already established with FSU, UF and the David Lawrence Center. For more information about the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, call Kaydee Tuff at 658-3116 or email ktuff@


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As in the NFL, the drafters scout the draftees, and a rule book notes the drafts boundaries (e.g., this year, sophomore girls are eligible). The girls, of course, can decline the invitation, but the draft, as in the NFL, is designed to discourage a selected girl from being poached by competing boys. Obviously, many in the community expressed horror at the draft, with the principal denouncing it and urging parents to rein in their sons, but one of the drafted girls wrote that the whole thing was just fun and is not, was never, and will never ever be used to objectify the girls.Cant possibly be true The downfall of Russia-sympathizing Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in February (which eventually provoked Vladimir Putins retaliation against Ukraine) accelerated when his countrymen learned of his startlingly opulent lifestyle (e.g., gold toilets, a private zoo) including catching a video glimpse of a nude portrait Mr. Yanukovych had commissioned of himself by artist Olga Oleynik. Mr. Yanukovych, a not-particularly-buff 63-year-old man, was portrayed reclining and with an undersized male endowment. (Ms. Oleynik told Agence France-Presse news service that she had done a similar portrait of Mr. Putin more generously endowed but was afraid to show it in public or to disclose whether it was actually commissioned by Mr. Putin.) Skylar King, 28, filed a lawsuit in Clayton, Mo., in April against dentist Mark Meyers (and his Same Day Dentures clinic) for a 2009 session in which Mr. Meyers somehow obtained Mr. Kings consent to extract all 32 of his teeth and provide dentures, promptly after obtaining $5,235 on Mr. Kings mothers credit card. Mr. King, who was seeking treatment for an abscessed tooth, said Dr. Meyers warned that he was at risk of fatal blood poisoning unless all teeth were yanked. Dr. Meyers insisted that Mr. King actually requested the procedure, even though X-rays revealed that at least 28 of the teeth were treatable. As of late March, the Sainsburys supermarket in Basford, England, still had an operational ATM on an outside wall even though its screen and controls were only 15 inches off the ground, forcing customers to bend over or kneel down to get cash. A Sainsburys spokesman, shown a photo by a reporter of a user squatting incredibly uncomfortabl(y), said no one had complained, but that the store would look into moving the machine. The only explanation offered for the placement was that the store is located on a hill.Unclear on the concept Wellma Tootie Shafer, 46, was fired as a cashier at the Last Chance Market in Russell, Iowa, after a customer reported her engaging in sexual banter at the register. Her boss, Rick Braaksma, explained, We cannot ... talk about adult situations in front of other customers, and when Ms. Shafer sought unemployment compensation, Mr. Braaksma challenged her application. However, among the items Last Chance sells are Wake the FUp Coffee, The Hottest F-ing Sauce (noted, the label states, for its ass-burning quality), and The Hottest F-ing Nuts (all product names using the explicit F word), and a state administrative judge granted Ms. Shafer benefits, showing (according to an April Des Moines Register report) little sympathy for the stores contradictory policy. Refresher Course on Buddhism Needed: An unnamed 40-year-old man was charged in Briec, France, in May for a February incident in which his cat knocked over his statue of Buddha, demolishing it. The man apparently so reveres Buddha that, enraged, he tortured the cat by tossing it into his washing machine and setting it for a cycle at the equivalent of 104 degrees F. The continuing crisis Brazilian authorities told reporters in April that villagers in remote Ayopaya, needing to recover three motorbikes stolen by two men, tied them to a tree of woe for several days until relatives came up with compensation. The tree was a permanent host for ants that produce a venom with anti-inflammatory properties used to treat arthritis, and though relatives paid up three days later, both men required hospitalization, one with kidney failure. Underreported among the 24-hour news saturation in April on the sinking of the South Korean ferry en route from Incheon to the recreational island of Jeju is that a primary attraction on Jeju is LoveLand, a theme park with bold, uninhibited sexual structures, and a traditional honeymoon destination. Visitors enter through giant spread female legs, and most park mascots are anthropomorphic figures representing the male and female sex organs. 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PAGE 16 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 Best All-in-One Remodeler AFFORDABLE FLOORING & KITCHENS criteria, such as attending a high school in Florida for at least three years. For a student at Florida Gulf Coast University, in-state tuition for a typical 120-credit hour bachelors degree comes to about $24,500, while out-ofstate students pay $100,600. At Edison State College, those figures are $11,000 and $61,000. Such disparities left little choice for people like Ms. Vargas, who graduated in 2010. I knew my friends who were really close to me were going to go (to college) and I was going to be left behind, she says. While the new rule makes college a realistic possibility, a students undocumented status still begets financial challenges. For instance, those students are not eligible for the federal loans or state aid that many students rely on to help not just with tuition but also with books, supplies, gas, housing and other expenses. There are still a lot of unknowns with this, says Marc Laviolette, director of admissions at FGCU. One of their major hindrances will be their ability to get federal or state financial support. He adds that administrators at FGCU, which supported the measure, expect it will cause a bump in enrollment but cannot be sure at this point how much. Its not clear whether the rule will apply retroactively to students such as Ms. Vargas, who is 22 and four years out of high school. The bill requires that current high school students apply to college within two years of graduation. If I qualify I will definitely continue my education, says Ms. Vargas, who hopes to study criminology with a minor in psychology. Jose Bautista also graduated in 2010, from Lely High School in Naples. He planned on college but instead went to work, recalling that his immigration status left guidance counselors as well as admissions representatives from local colleges at a loss. We were trying to figure out what Im going to do next, he says. Once I told them I was undocumented, they didnt know exactly what to tell me. Ms. Vargas and Mr. Bautista are volunteers with the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project, an advocacy group for the local migrant community. Members traveled to Tallahassee along with other activists to support passage of the in-state tuition bill (House Bill 851). Activists have long sought tuition equity for undocumented students (with the first such bill being introduced in Florida in 2003). They point out that taxpayers investment in a high school student may be squandered if that student suddenly reaches an educational dead end. If you want to put it into economic terms, they will continue advancing and continue being productive in society if they can continue on to college, says Grey Torrico, who started Neighborhood Stories. Early in his term, Gov. Scott strongly opposed passage of an in-state tuition bill; he changed his stance this year in what some viewed as pandering to Hispanic voters to prepare for an upcoming election. But other provisions in HB 851 include ending automatic annual tuition increases based on inflation, a measure he has always supported. It doesnt matter what country you come from, what ZIP code, what family, we want you to have a shot at the dream, the governor told a group of reporters after the state Senate passed the measure on May 1, a day before the House of Representatives approved the final version. Pending Gov. Scotts signature, Florida is the 21st state to approve in-state tuition for undocumented students. STUDENTSFrom page 1 The Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project started the Launchpad Initiative to serve as a resource for information and guidance on the in-state tuition bill and its implications for Southwest Florida students, youth, parents and educators. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/LaunchPadInitiative and COURTESY PHOTOState Sen. Garrett Richter, third from left, with Nestor Prime, Faviola Vargas and Andy Martinez in Tallahassee. ROMMY TORRICO / COURTESY PHOTOFaviola Vargas, an undocumented migrant who could not afford out-of-state tuition for a Florida college when she graduated from high school four years ago, volunteers with the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project.

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Here are this years dates and locations: June 16-July 24 Meals served Monday-Thursday Eden Park Elementary, Immokalee (377-9200) Breakfast, 7:40-8 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:30 p.m. Highlands Elementary, Immokalee (377-7100) Breakfast, 7:45-89:05 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:45 p.m. Poinciana Elementary, Naples (3778100) Breakfast, 7:40-8:05 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:30 p.m. June 9-Aug. 1 Meals served Monday-Friday Big Cypress Elementary, Naples (377-6300) Breakfast, 7:45-8:30 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:45 p.m. Calusa Park Elementary Naples (377-6400) Breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Golden Gate High School, Naples (3771600) Breakfast, 7:157:45 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Immokalee High School, Immokalee (3771800) Breakfast, 7:05-8:05 a.m.; lunch, 11:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Manatee Elementary, Naples (3777600) Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mike Davis Elementary, Naples (377-7900) Breakfast: 7:45-8:30 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:45 p.m. Parkside Elementary, Naples (3778900) Breakfast, 8:15-8:45 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Pinecrest Elementary Immokalee (377-8000) Breakfast, 7:40-9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Village Oaks Elementary, Immokalee (377-8600) Breakfast, 8-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Naples Botanical Garden closes M onda y, June 2, through Thursday, Oct. 23, so that crews can complete construction of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center and three new gardens. The Garden received a $500,000 grant from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs to assist with construction of the visitor center. Along with several other significant campaign contributions, the grant allowed general contractor Manhattan Construction to break ground in early August 2013 on the $15 million project. Designed by Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, the center will serve to increase the number and variety of lectures, exhibits, events and educational symposiums at the Garden and will also provide enhanced dining, ticketing and retail space. The centers Fogg Caf will be operated by DAmico & Partners. The LaGrippe Orchid Garden, the Charismatic Garden and Kathryns Garden have been designed by renowned landscape architect Raymond Jungles. During construction, the Garden will host a series of four special workshops/tours led by Garden staff members. Admission to each is free for Garden members, $5 for others. Heres the schedule: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 7 Natural Areas: The Wild Side of the Garden, led by Chad Washburn, director of education and conservation. 9-11 .am. Friday, June 13 The National Plumeria Collection, led by Hetty Ford, coordinator of the Gardens plant records. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12 Natural Areas: The Wild Side of the Garden, led by Brian Holley, executive director. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 Orchids of the Garden, led by Nick Ewy, associate director of horticulture. Throughout the summer, the Garden website will be updated with construction photos, videos and progress reports. For more information or to reserve a spot at a workshop/tour, call 643-7572 or visit Free summer meals for kids at Collier schoolsGarden must close so it can grow


Devoted to Excellence in Health Care Lee Memorial Hospital Gulf Coast Medical Center Cape Coral Hospital HealthPark Medical Center Caring People, Caring for People Lee Memorial Health System Hospitals Rank in The Top 1% in the Nation as compared to 4,500 hospitals across the U.S.Our Hospitals Have Achieved More Than 40 Awards in Clinical ExcellenceOur hospitals are among the Top 100 hospitals in the nation in these specialty categories too: Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, 2014 HealthPark Medical Center Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, 2012-2014 Lee Memorial Hospital Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, 2014 Gulf Coast Medical CenterFor a complete list of our awards, go to Memorial Hospital HealthPark Medical Center Gulf Coast Medical Center HealthPark Medical Center Cape Coral Hospital Lee Memorial Hospital


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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 Dr. Frantz takes Cataract Surgery to the Next Level with Areas First VERIONVERION creates a fingerprint of your eye and tracks it from the planning stages to your actual cataract procedure, working together with the laser and other advanced technology to give you the best possible procedure for your unique eyes. g g g p p Laser Guided Precision Increased Accuracy Improved Safety Frantz Bladeless Laser Cataract SurgeryTo schedule your cataract evaluation call or visit Fort Myers 418-0999 Cape Coral 542-4123 Lehigh Acres 369-2010 Punta Gorda 505-2020 Naples 430-3939 Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACSOne of our Countrys Top 5 Laser Cataract Surgeons 2612 Tamiami Trail, Naples, Florida 34103 Phone 239.331.3441 Fax 239.331.3445 TFP 888.616.4472 TFF 888.616.4471 Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Topical P ain Management Dermatological Wound Care Podiatry Pediatrics Clinical Compound Pharmacy can work with your physician to customize medications speci cally for you. Options include: medications free of dyes, gluten, soy, lactose, sugars, alcohols, preservatives, etc. and/or commercially unavailable medications. Call us today for more information! CLINICALCOMPOUNDpharmacy Chad L. Stoneburner Pharm D and OwnerMOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED! FREE SHIPPING! Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. CLUB NOTES The Naples Orchid Society invites the public to its next meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Member Bill Overton will offer instruction on how to repot cattleyas. Members can bring plants from home for judging by their peers. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., guest speaker Louis Del Favero will present a program about orchid species cultivation. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a plant raffle. Attendance is free. For more information about the society, visit The Naples Christian Womens Connection holds its next luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Quail Creek Country Club, 13300 Valewood Drive. Nurse Terry McMillan will discuss surviving challenges. Lisa Daniels will present a mini fashion show of casual wear, and vocalist Ginny Williams will entertain. Cost is $23. For reservations, call 254-0584. For more information, visit The Gamma Phi Beta Alumnae Club on Naples invites all Gamma Phi Betas to the Summer Lunch Bunch get-together at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 9, at Bravo! Cucina Italiano at Mercato. For reservations or more information, call 594-8420. The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 780 Harbour Drive in Naples. The next meeting is June 10. Admission is free, and guests are always welcome. For more information, visit Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at Interstate-75. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month atPerkins, 3585 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. The next meeting is June 12. Pilot International is a service organization that focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities. Guests and new members are always welcome at meetings. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 2984083 or visit The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is June 19. Call 963-4670 for location. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Pamela Houze at (214) 355-6069. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Robert Rizzo at (407) 493-8584. Marco Island Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Centennial Bank, 645 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. E-mail Chris Pritchard at colliertoastmasters@gmail. com. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters Club: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Steve Jallad at 776-5398. 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PAGE 24 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 Skin Cancer Institute Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Camisa Psoriasis Center Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Medical Spa A Melanoma InitiativeThei on P ass www.RiverchaseDermatology.comTHE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SKIN CENTER IN SWFLDid You Know?One person dies of melanoma every hour.MAY IS MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTHScientists showed that people who have a variant of a longevity gene, called klotho, have improved brain skills such as thinking, learning and memory regardless of their age, sex, or whether they have a genetic risk factor for Alzheimers disease. Increasing klotho gene levels in mice made them smarter, possibly by increasing the strength of connections between nerve cells in the brain. The study was partly funded by the National Institutes of Health. This could be a major step toward helping millions around the world who are suffering from Alzheimers disease and other dementias, said Dena Dubal, M.D., an assistant professor of neurology, the David A. Coulter, Endowed Chair in Aging and Neurodegeneration at the University of California San Francisco and the lead author of the study published in Cell Reports. If we could boost the brains ability to function, we may be able to counter dementias. As people live longer the effects of aging on the brain will become a greater health issue. This is especially true for dementias, a collection of brain disorders that can cause memory problems, impaired language skills and other symptoms. With the number of dementia cases worldwide estimated to double every 20 years from 35.6 million people in 2010 to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050, the need for treatments is growing. Klotho is the name of a Greek mythological goddess of fate, who spins the thread of life. People who have one copy of a variant, or form, of the klotho gene, called KL-VS, tend to live longer and have lower chances of suffering a stroke whereas people who have two copies may live shorter lives and have a higher risk of stroke. In this study, the investigators found that people who had one copy of the KL-VS variant performed better on a battery of cognitive tests than subjects who did not have it, regardless of age, sex or the presence of the apolipoprotein 4 gene, the main genetic risk factor for Alzheimers disease. This study shows the importance of genes that regulate the multiple aging processes involved in the maintenance of cognitive function, said Suzana Petanceska, Ph.D., program director in NIAs Division of Neuroscience. Understanding the factors that control the levels and activity of klotho across multiple organ systems may open new therapeutic avenues for prevention of age-related cognitive decline and dementia. The investigators tested a variety of cognitive skills, including learning, memory, and attention. More than 700 subjects, 52 to 85 years old were tested as part of three studies. None had any sign of dementia. Consistent with previous studies, 20 to 25 percent of the subjects had one copy of the KL-VS variant and performed better on the tests than those who had no copies. Performance on the tests decreased with age regardless of whether a subject had one or no copies of the KL-VS gene variant. The klotho gene provides the blueprint for a protein made primarily by the cells of the kidney, placenta, small intestine, and prostate. A shortened version of the protein can circulate through the blood system. Blood tests showed that subjects who had one copy of the KL-VS variant also had higher levels of circulating klotho protein. The levels decreased with age as others have observed. The researchers speculate that the age-related decrease in circulating levels of klotho protein may have caused some of the decline in performance on the cognitive tests. These surprising results pave a promising new avenue of research, said Roderick Corriveau, Ph.D., program director at NIHs National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Although preliminary, they suggest that a form of klotho could be used to enhance cognition for people suffering from dementia. To test this idea the researchers genetically engineered mice to overproduce klotho protein. The klothoenhanced mice lived longer and had higher levels of klotho in the blood and in a brain area known as the hippocampus, which controls some types of learning and memory. Similar to human studies, the klotho-enhanced mice performed better on a variety of learning and memory tests, regardless of age. In one test, the mice remembered the location of a hidden target in a maze better, which allowed them to find it twice as fast as control mice. For more information about dementia, visit HEALTHY LIVINGLongevity gene may boost brain power, stall dementiaSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________A week of note for celebrating NCHs 24/7 roleDuring National Hospital Week, we celebrated the vital role NCH has played for five decades in improving our communitys health. We proudly recognized the 4,000 men and women of NCH who serve Southwest Florida in so many ways. American Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock put it this way: National Hospital Week is our opportunity to thank physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more. A communitys health depends on its hospital, and the extraordinary efforts of these individuals ensure that communities have access to care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That is certainly the case in our community with NCH. I attended a meeting of our infection control committee at which Georgine Kruedelbach, R.N., reported marked improvement in several important areas, including our immunization program for colleagues and our use of IT partner Cerners screening tool for tuberculosis. Our incidence of hospital-acquired infections from urinary catheters, respirators and implants such as pacemakers or central IV lines is also trending downward. These parameters, along with our success in avoiding postoperative infections, were among the reasons we recently received an A grade from Leapfrog and were ranked among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation by the Society of Thoracic Surgery. We have also just received a Platinum award from the American Heart Associations Fit-Friendly Workplace program. Enjoying hospital week, preventing infections and being recognized by leading institutions such as the AHA are examples of having fun and doing the right thing, a phrase I remember from my youth. We have an enjoyable and highly competent team, one with which I am extremely pleased and proud to be associated. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.


Six-week spiritual intensive program setDo you find yourself constantly distracted and too stressed to enjoy life? Are you squandering the present moment worrying about past events you cannot undo or future events beyond your control? You have a lot of company, and perhaps the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle, best-selling author of The Power of Now, can help you as they have helped millions of people over the years. Learn more this summer at The Depths of Who You Are, a six-week spiritual intensive facilitated by Naples resident Linda Allen, a 13-year student of Mr. Tolles teachings and a 40-year practitioner of meditation. Sessions will include guided meditations and the viewing of some of Mr. Tolles videotaped presentations. Classes meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, July 10-Aug. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. Registration is $25 for the series. Attendance is limited to the first 40 who sign up. For more information, call Donna Carty at 784-7734 or email No Ea s t Indi es H o m e NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 A25 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 Dr. Jensen Dr. Carr90 Cypress Way E, Suite 20, Naples, FL 34110239-596-5771 E x p e e r i e e n c e e th e D i e r e e n c eNCH invites cancer survivors to celebrate at ice-cream socialThe NCH Healthcare System invites cancer survivors to the 2014 Celebration of Life ice-cream social from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the Telford Auditorium at the NCH downtown campus, 350 Seventh St. N. Hematology and oncology specialist Dr. Joel Grossman will present Survivorship During and After Cancer, and Steve Belcher of the newly formed local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will discuss Cured Until Further Notice. Cancer survivors, their families, and friends will be offered information from local cancerrelated organizations while they enjoy free ice-cream treats and other healthy refreshments. Registration is required. Call 624-4989 by Thursday, May 29. Free program will focus on brain attacksIberiaBank and Physicians Regional Healthcare System present a free program titled Brain Attacks by Drs. Eric Eskioglu and Brian Mason at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the bank branch at 2180 Immokalee Road, Naples. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. The National Stroke Association reports that stroke is the nations third leading cause of death and that more than 750,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke or brain attack each year. Drs. Eskioglu and Mason will discuss the latest life-saving technology and innovative treatment options for acute stroke, brain aneurysms and other brain and carotid artery diseases. Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge is the only certified comprehensive stroke center between Sarasota and Miami, and Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard holds a primary stroke center designation. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 593-2021. Learn about alternative pain management Holistic Health Solutions invites the public to a free seminar by Ursula Kaiser about alternative pain management at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Inn of Naples, 4055 Tamiami Trail N. Ms. Kaiser will demonstrate PEMF, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, for treatment of migraines, osteoporosis, MS, knee pain, back pain and more. 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Pets of the Week>>Buddy is a handsome, 4-year-old domestic shorthair who gets along with everyone. He purrs to the touch and loves to be held. >>Lacie is a 45-pound, 3-year-old black mouth cur mix. Calm and gentle, shes a bit shy at rst but warms up quickly. Shes loves going for walks on her leash. >>Otis is a great Dane/Siberian husky mix who is about 18 months old and weighs about 75 pounds. He is friendly and affectionate, walks well on his leash, sits and offers his paw. >>Tessa is a lovely, well-mannered 1-yearold, blue-eyed beauty with medium-length hair. She enjoys being held and petted and will make a wonderful forever companion. To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 McCaf ICED COFFEE hoursopen ANY SIZEALL DAY ICE COLD GETS BOLD & CREAMY Follow us for news and special offers @ McD_SWFL Savor the beans! Made with 100 percent Arabica beans harvested in Central and South America, McCafs signature coffee blend is freshly brewed throughout the day. Try McDonalds smooth, bold, and creamy McCaf Iced Coffee in vanilla, sugar-free vanilla, hazelnut or caramel avors the choice is yours!Valid only at participating McDonalds in Collier, Hendry, Lee and Charlotte Counties. Prices and participation may vary. A la carte only. Many McDonalds open 24 hours 2014 McDonalds. TOURAcademy Junior Summer Camps atTiburn Golf ClubLearn. Improve. Master.Tiburn Golf ClubOffer valid through June 30, 2014. Only applicable for new bookings at Tiburn location. Offer valid through June 30, 2014. Only applicable for new bookings at Tiburn location. For more information visittouracademycamps.comor call 877.611.1911Contact TOURAcademy Tiburn to take advantage of this special offer!239-593-1111OFFERING: Half Day, Full Day, and Elite Programs FOR: Ages 7-18, All Skill Levels, Boys and Girls Purchase 5 Lessons, Get 1 Free. Purchase 10 Lessons, Get 2 Free.OR $150 off Elite CampsPROMO CODE: FW150$100 off Full Day CampsPROMO CODE: FW100$50 off Half Day CampsPROMO CODE: FW5025% Savings Per Lesson!Promo Code: FLWeekly14 PET TALESFleeing flamesPack a bag for your pet and yourself in case you have to evacuate during a disaster BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickMelissa Duffy was driving away from her home in Carlsbad, Calif., when she glanced in the rearview mirror and saw that the horizon was black with smoke. It was the Poinsettia fire, one of 11 fires raging in San Diego County just two weeks ago. She went back, loaded up her three dogs and went to a friends house. Wildfires have also broken out recently in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Fire season in the western United States is beginning weeks earlier than usual this year, and the National Interagency Fire Center predicts above-normal fire hazards through August in much of the West. If you live in a dry or droughtstricken area, be prepared to evacuate quickly with your pets. Ms. Duffy grabbed her dogs medications and food. One of her dogs is on a strict medical diet, and two require regular medication. She keeps a first-aid kit and leashes in the car. Many people who live in areas prone to earthquakes, floods or fires keep a go bag at hand. It should contain important documents, including copies of your pets vaccination records; a supply of food and water for at least two or three days (a week or more is better); medications for your pets or yourself; a change of clothes; and a favorite toy for your pet to help him feel at home wherever you land. Cat owners may want to have a disposable litter box and litter easily available if they need to grab and go. Those are the basics. Dog trainer Liz Palika, who lives in fireand earthquake-prone Southern California, has an extensive go-bag that she keeps right inside the garage door so it can be reached even if her house collapses. In addition to the above items, it contains dog bowls, poop bags, camping gear, a first-aid kit, flashlight and batteries, a hand-cranked radio and truck keys. Store items in a large duffle bag or even a large trash can if it will fit in your vehicle. Ms. Palika has another smart hint: Take photos with your smartphone of your prescriptions, pet prescriptions and pet shot records. Organize those on your phone into two files: yours and your pets. Back them up on a memory card. Keep them on your phone, but put the memory card with your first-aid kit. When anything changes, update it. Know where you can go, and have more than one backup plan. Ms. Duffy was able to get back home from her friends house, but later woke up to sirens and the smell of smoke and had to leave again. Our first two go-to friends were also threatened, so we had to find somewhere else to go, she says. Four friends offered us their homes, and since we have three dogs, I would rather go there than to a hotel or shelter. Some disaster shelters now allow pets, but its not something you can count on. Keep a list of local pet-friendly hotels on your smartphone if you dont have friends or relatives who can take in pets. And if all else fails, ask if a hotel will waive its no pets rule. Many will when disaster strikes. Keep pets restrained when they are in a strange place. A craigslist ad for a lost dog noted that the yellow Lab ran off from the home where the owners were staying after they evacuated from the fires. He was microchipped but wasnt wearing his collar. Exchange keys with neighbors so you can care for each others pets if one family isnt home when disaster strikes. Have a plan for communicating via text, Twitter or Facebook that a pet is safe. Even if disaster never strikes, youll rest easier knowing that you and your pets are prepared. Keeping a crate in the car and teaching a pet to ride comfortably in it can e xpedite an ev acuation.


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PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 Hire a professional to help you navigate the Social Security labyrinth Aging creates physical, emotional and financial challenges. Layer on top of those challenges the additional burden of understanding the various possibilities for benefits under Social Security and having to make decisions on how to best proceed. Its not easy for most of us, especially for the financially unsophisticated. The challenges are exacerbated for those who are in tight financial situations prior to age 66 and who will have to choose between taking a lesser payment by starting retirement earlier (as the money is needed) or taking a larger payment at a later age. My interest in my Social Security benefits was piqued whilst listening to a morning radio talk show. An advertiser for a retirement consulting services firm (Grace Financial Services) posed a simple question: Do you understand the options you have for taking Social Security? If not, call them. And so I called Grace Financial Services. There were some very interesting/ eye-widening facts that I discovered. I decided then that a 10-minute phone conversation would not suffice. I realized that the decision I would make should not be taken lightly, as the difference in one plan versus another was hundreds of thousands of dollars. I would not want to make a decision about my Social Security until I had consulted with a new breed of retirement specialist: retirement income certified professional, or RICP. I also decided after that initial phone consultation that I would not take a recommendation from a sole RICP professional but would make a decision after visiting with several RICP professionals as there is some degree of comfort when several professionals sing the same song. Finally, I realized that I would take these recommendations to my accountant to run the various Social Security payouts alongside probable retirement income streams. (My next steps are merely offered as suggestions for inclusion in your game plan; there might be many more steps applicable to your situation.) What follows is intended to motivate you to explore your Social Security in much greater detail. Will Social Security be there for everyone who is currently paying into the system? It depends upon your age and if the federal government moves to solve its large fiscal deficits. If you are 60 or older, it is a safe assumption that you will get benefits much safer than for those who are 30. The federal governments deficits from Social Security and other entitlement programs are on steep growth tracks related to demographics and, for Medicare, rising health-care costs. Benefits for future (now much younger) recipients face the risk of curtailment. What size are payments? The average individual payment in 2014 is $1,294; for a couple, it is $2,111. The largest payment that can be received is $2,642 even if you earned hundreds of millions over your lifetime. To what payment stream are you entitled? You need to consult with the Social Security Administration, but make an appointment armed with additional facts about your circumstances and your preferences for earlier or later payment streams. If you are taking your benefits at full retirement age or at an early retirement age or at a delayed age. Early retirement age is 62; delayed retirement age is 70; and full retirement age varies depending upon the year you were born. If you take your benefit earlier, then you get a lesser benefit amount for the entirety of your Social Security payments. If you take a delayed retirement, you get an increased payment for the entirety of your Social Security payments. Full retirement age has undergone revisions in an attempt to reduce the federal governments financial liability since were living longer. Regardless of the reasons, for those who were born between 1943 to 1954, full retirement age is 66; for those born earlier, full retirement age is lowered by twomonth increments to 1937 and earlier and 65 is the retirement age (www.ssa. gov/retire2). There are intricacies to figuring your Social Security payment options. For instance, if you delay your Social Security to age 70 and you live another 35 years, then you would likely collect hundreds of thousands of dollars of increased benefits. Many of Social Securitys complexities relate to spousal benefits, for those who are currently a spouse; widowed and not working; widowed but still working; divorced but the former spouse is now deceased; divorced and not working; and divorced but still working. Each of these five spousal circumstances has a different formula and approach. For example, if your ex-spouse dies, and you were married for 10 or more years, you become eligible for divorced survivor benefits, which are worth up to 100 percent of what your exspouse was due. Survivors benefits are available to divorced spouses as early as age 60 (50 if youre disabled and remarriage conditions apply.) Social Security is not something you want to navigate without several experts counsel and your accountants review. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a market specialist with Worldwide Futures Systems. Follow her on Twitter @rohnshowalter and on Linkedin. w I a c m c d jeannette SHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst MONEY & INVESTING Grey Oaks Estates $3.60 Million 2835 Silverleaf Lane Marcello at Mediterra $2.297 Million 29010 Marcello Way Olde Naples $1.925 Million 1355 4th Street SouthBellezza at Mediterra$1.595 Million 14878 Bellezza Lane


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PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Conventional FHA VA USDA Florida Bond HomePathLet our experienced loan of cers place you in the very best loan product that suits your needs. THE OFFICES AT MERCATO 9118 STRADA PLACE, #8105, NAPLES, FL 34108 239-596-0500 INTERNATIONAL CENTER 6804 PORTO FINO CIRCLE, #E-2, FORT MYERS, FL 33912239-434-0300 www.aemc.ccNMLS ID 167191 OH: MBMB.850023.000 FL: MLB0700103 KY: MC24222 IN: 15191 Making dreams come true...SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank!ARE YOU LOOKING TO PURCHASE OR REFINANCE A HOME? M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 Hour Towing RentalsMention our ad in Florida Weekly and get a rental car UP TO 3 DAYS FREE.(with collision repair services)239-775-6860 The original BobMr. Alter and a man who now lives in Toronto, Alan Chesler, have owned the company for 39 years. They bought it in 1975 from James Alter, who himself had purchased it from the original Bob. Thats right, there really was a Bob, says Mr. Alter, and he probably had no idea how much work it would ultimately be to put out road barriers and maintain them. Bob Brownlee was his name. He was a Miami-Dade police officer, and he started putting out some wooden things on his free time, recalls Mr. Alter. Hed built them in his backyard. Those barricades had his name and his telephone number printed boldly along the bottom. That was about 1968. Mr. Brownlee sold the company at a decent profit and (before we consign him to the mists of time) went on to open a couple of other, competing, barricades companies that did OK, according to old news reports. In 1992, a story out of Fort Lauderdale indicated that Bob, who was 53 at the time and quite solvent, was opening yet another company simply because he was bored in retirement this one called ABC, for Another Barricade Company. A telephone receptionist at that company said recently that it hadnt really been ABC in 10 or 15 years and she had no idea what had ever happened to Bob Brownlee. Bob Brownlees genius appears to be alive and well, however and it may be simply that he lent his name so visibly to the company that still carries it. The company nowHappy Alters genius, meanwhile, may be in adjusting to 40 years of changes, and remaining a tenacious, hands-on businessman who could probably be called a work-a-holic. Ive personally hired every manager or executive we have, and some drivers as well, he says. They come from different industries, and we put them through the Bobs Barricades University (also known as the school of hard-working life). His company provides more than just equipment it provides labor, too, to handle the most intricate of flagging operations, the company website explains. Or to do other things, like work art festivals or athletic events or parades or concerts or road closings for film crews or even help design construction sites and road work. Everybody knows Bobs and everybody seems to call the company. We have the largest fleet in the world, Mr. Alter says, describing his cache of ready-to-be-delivered-and-serviced barricades in 11 districts throughout Florida, and in Arizona. And we have the night owls. He got that idea for servicing his barricades while watching an LSU football game at his former mother-in-laws house, based on a goal line defense the team had, he explains. I looked up from the TV, and she had all these owls around everywhere, he recalls. Night owls. So, he created a night service crew that would check the barricades everywhere, after work hours, to ensure they were upright and properly positioned, he says which could be even more important than a goal-line defense. It not only saves lives along highway worksites during the day or night, but also allows contractors to defend themselves against lawsuits from drivers who crashed because they missed detours, by documenting that those detours were well marked and well maintained. Florida Department of Transportation work sites are often where you can see Bobs Barricades, but thats not because the DOT hires the company directly, says Debbie Tower, a spokeswoman. When we bid a job, we hire a prime contractor, and they hire the subs. There is competition for Bobs, and sometimes they hire others. Most people cant remember the competition, however. But they can sure remember Bobs. Happy Alter his own selfWhen Mr. Alter and his friend and business partner, Alan Chesler, started out, they had only a handful of employees and enough money to buy the business. Mr. Alter, who had arrived in Miami at the age of 10, attended Miami schools and graduated from the University of Miami. He was a successful horse trainer. Hed grown up around horses, and as a teenager begun to ride and train them, learning from a local master and eventually making money as a trainer. He still has horses, he says, but other people train them he had to give that up because the business is so demanding. Heres how he tells that story: I trained police horses for many years early in the morning and race horses. I won millions of dollars and had some world record breakers and great onewinners, but I had to give it up the work was so intense. Our customers, road and underground contractors and the (Miami) Dolphins work we do and the Disney work we do and the University of Miami work we do, and the Super Bowl we do (in Arizona) I had to give up training and horses and turn them over to other people. You know why? Because our customers value the fact they can speak to the owner of the company when they need to. But the horses led him to friendships with some famous people, who in turn taught him lessons he used in the business and in life, he says. Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, for example, befriended him after Ali had won an Olympic gold in boxing and was training at the Fifth Street Gym in Miami, for a famous fight against Sonny Liston. That they became close friends and Mr. Alter a part of Alis glory-days entourage is documented, and so is the fact that Happy Alter whose parents named him Happy because (he said they said) he was the happiest baby theyd ever seen reached the big times as a horse trainer: the Kentucky Derby. In 1987, for example, he was the charismatic mouthpiece for a four-legged athlete named No More Flowers, at the Derby, the Chicago Tribune reported that May. Once, Mr. Alter recalls, he and Ali were standing in a hotel lobby watching women walking by when the famous businessman Lee Iacocca, who engineered the Ford Mustang and later (in the 1980s) resurrected the Chrysler Motor Company, walked in with a couple of wingmen and spotted Ali. Mr. Alter, who recognized the corporate star, told the fighter who he was. Iacocca said, Good to see you, champ, and Ali introduced him to me. I only had a second, so I said, Mr. Iococca, what can you tell a young man in business? He said, Get a Regal pad (a yellow pad) and carry it everywhere. Write down the to-dos you plan to accomplish each day, and when youve finished one, put a line through it. Then start the next. Mr. Alter still does that, more or less, and now the company has as many as 1,100 workers, Mr. Alter says, depending on the jobs and the demand. Although he wont say how much his company is worth Because its a private business, I cant do that, he explains the business data firm InsideView lists an annual revenue of about $35 million for Bobs. Its still a family business, too. Mr. Alters brother, Joe Alter, appears on the company website as a senior vice president, and when one of Mr. Alters four adult daughters recently married Mr. Cheslers nephew, and produced a grandchild, those ties brought our family friendship into family blood. They base Bobs in Broward Countys Sunrise, near where Mr. Alter lives with his girlfriend and his twin boys, now 8 years old, he says. Its an appropriate location given the many and lengthy road construction projects that have occurred over the years on the east coast. Most recently, for example, the company completed its contract work on the biggest single road construction job every undertaken in Florida, the I-595 roadway corridor improvement in Fort Lauderdale. Thats why Mr. Alter can repeat this comment, which appears in various print and online venues: When you think of tissue, you think of Kleenex; when you think of barricades, you think of Bobs. His company and its distinctive name, inscribed on an orange and yellow barrier, has become a cultural icon of sorts, like the golden arches of McDonalds. The road to the pearly gates is lined with Bobs Barricades, writes one Yahoo blogger. The secret to a happy marriage is lined with Bobs Barricades. The better way to make a Caesar salad is lined with Bobs Barricades, and croutons. The road to Satan has no Bobs Barricades. The life of crime is no place for Bobs Barricades. Bernie Madoff did not adhere to the philosophies embodied by the spirit of Bobs Barricades.Where you can see themFor those living in the Department of Transportations District One, its almost impossible to drive around without running into Bobs Barricades, literally or figuratively. District One includes 12 counties, which suggests how much opportunity there is for Bobs, or the relatively anonymous competition, even in one region of the Sunshine State: Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota. In the state highway system which weaves that warren of counties together, there are 1,866 centerline miles, 5,842 lane miles, 907 fixed bridges, and 19 moveable bridges, the DOT website points out most of them probably festooned with Bobs Barricades at one time or another. District One also includes about 2.7 million residents who travel a total of 34.7 million miles on its state highways, every day. In Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties alone, drivers will inevitably see Bobs Barricades at current worksites on I-75. But they may also spot them around projects on State Road 776 in Charlotte; State Roads 29 and 82 in Collier; and in Lee on State Roads 80, 82, 31 and 739 (Metro Parkway). So somebody is bound to run into a Bobs Barricades from time to time. Indeed, the company maintains a warehouse for broken and mauled barricades that employees refer to as the hospital. Its a dangerous world out there, if youre a Bobs Barricade. In the words of restaurateur, writer and blues musician Tommy Lee Cook, who spends a lot of time traveling the regions roads, A Big Mac has a longer shelf life than a plastic Bobs Barricade. But thats not because its hard to see. BARRICADESFrom page 1NEW SHOWROOM 2 Blocks North of Mercato 9465 Tamiami Trail NorthSpring for Some Color239-596-7273


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Asset Management Group/ I N V E S T M A X Investment Property Management Since 1971 If the best indicator of future performance is past performance UF report: Few surprises as consumer confidence drops in May THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAConsumer sentiment among Floridians fell in May by two points to 78, according to a new University of Florida survey. While the decline was significant, the overall index at 78 is well within the range we have been seeing for the past year, says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Much like other economic indicators, consumer sentiment seems to be stuck in a relatively narrow range; the index is neither trending down or up, he adds. Of the five components making up the index, two increased, two decreased and one remained unchanged. Survey takers overall perception that their personal finances are better now than a year ago rose two points to 71, only one point below the post-recession high achieved in March. Their expectation of better finances a year from now remained unchanged at 78. Respondents had a gloomier assessment of the U.S. economy, especially among those under age 60 and those with slightly higher incomes. Their confidence in the nations economic conditions for the coming year fell four points to 74; it dropped five points to 76 when they considered its performance over the next five years. Finally, expectations of whether it is a good time to buy big-ticket items, such as automobiles, rose three points to 89. Consumers should expect mostly modest changes in June, Mr. McCarty says. The unemployment rate in Florida declined again in April, down to 6.2 percent, only slightly better than 6.3 percent in March, which nearly matches the nationwide rate. Professional and business services continue to create the most jobs, followed by leisure and hospitality, according to Mr. McCarty. Most major employer categories, in fact, showed increases with the exception of manufacturing, he says. Construction also continues to add jobs. That trend, however, could slow if the housing market declines as expected in coming months. The median price of a Florida single-family home rose by $2,000 to $175,000 in April, as UF economists expected; however, those price gains have slowed lately. Policy changes by the Federal Reserve, Federal Housing Administration and Fannie Mae could boost higher interest rates and hinder housing price gains even more. The more immediate driver of the slowdown in housing is that prices have largely returned to their trend price, removing the effect of the housing bubble, Mr. McCarty says. We are now at a more sustainable housing price level, but if prices increase too rapidly they will become unaffordable for a large demographic who, though employed, have lower-paying jobs than they had before the recession. In some markets, this has already happened. Many economists expect a correction in the stock market soon, although they disagree over when it will happen. We are past the duration of an average bull market, Mr. McCarty says. Florida investors should expect a pullback in the stock market as a natural part of the business cycle. Inflation rose in April to a level more consistent with a growing economy. Florida gas prices fell during May but are expected to increase to almost $4 per gallon before tapering off after Labor Day. Conducted May 1-22, the UF study reflects the responses of 402 individuals, representing a demographic crosssection of Florida. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a two; the highest is 150. Details of the May survey can be found at Chamber voices support of several projectsThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce has recently come out in support of several projects that it feels will have a positive impact on Collier County and Southwest Florida. The following is a summary of those projects: The Emergent Technologies Institute at FGCU: The institute will advance economic development and job growth, while focusing on necessary workforce development. The chamber sent a letter to the Florida legislature urging approval of the universitys request for funding to complete construction of the institute building on a tract of land midway between the FGCU campus and Southwest Florida International Airport. The artificial reef project: One of the largest master planned artificial reef projects in the western hemisphere is underway in the Gulf of Mexico waters off Collier County. Conservative estimates anticipate an economic boost by some $30 million through increased tourism and conservation. The 36 reefs will be funded by private donations and a $1.3 million BP grant awarded to the city of Naples, the city of Marco Island and Collier County. Fire district consolidation: The chamber supports recently approved legislation allowing for the question of mergers between the East Naples and Isles of Capri and East Naples and Golden Gate fire districts to be placed on the Aug. 26 and Nov. 4 ballots, respectively. The chamber also supports recently adopted policy changes providing for the sharing of resources and other cooperative measures between the city of Naples and the North Naples Fire District. Blue Zone: The chamber joins local healthcare professionals in the initiative to facilitate healthy choices through positive changes to our physical environment as well as through public policies and social networks.For more information about the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, call 2626376 or visit Passenger numbers up at RSWDuring April, 865,554 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 6.1 percent compared to April 2013. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 4 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in April was Delta with 171,831 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (149,662), JetBlue (110,033), United (92,100) and US Airways (82,260). RSW had 8,045 aircraft takeoffs and landings in April, and more than 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through the facility in the same period. 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Send it in see Write to Us s d e w e n h d y e b M li gr o f old am I ? Kno w it t o us on t h e entered i n ni f ty prize! 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. SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce present Coaching for Success for Breakthrough Performance, a workshop by Vincent Izzi, a SCORE board member and retired IBM executive, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 31, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Call 430-0081 or email for registration or more information. Young Professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce meet for a pancake breakfast from 7:45-9 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at IberiaBank, 23250 Via Villagio in Estero. Guests are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Bonita Springs Assistance Office pantry. Call 992-2943 or visit Members of the Presidents Club of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will gather from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at FineMark National Bank & Trust, 10010 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. Chef Lisa Fidler will prepare hors doeuvres to accompany a selection of beer and wine. RSVP required by May 30. Call 992-2943 or visit The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Glory of the Grape fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at CJs on the Bay. Tickets are $50. Sponsorships and donations for a live auction are being accepted. Call 394-7549 for reservations or more information. 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I have heard so many horror stories from home owners who hired unqualified companies to watch their homes from leaks that cost thousands of dollars to fix, to utter neglect. The government does not regulate this industry at this time, so it is up to the homeowner to check credentials and training, as all home watch companies are not the same. For the seasonal resident, YHWP is a resource to find a home watch affiliate company that is trained, tested and trusted. Visit and enter a ZIP code. For individuals interested in pursuing the home watch profession, YHWP will conduct free informational seminars at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at its headquarters at 5405 Taylor Road, Naples. The next fee-based home watch training workshop will begin on Wednesday, June 4. Sessions cover business fundamentals, making a proper home watch visit, documentation and forms; guest speakers discuss insurance, air conditioning, plumbing, disaster recovery and more. 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Brian McColgan, 239.410.7850 or 941.505.5555 This unique barrier island offers seven miles of pristine white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise Gulf waters. Live the resort lifestyle all year long. Palm Island residences start at $329,900 and up. Kevin Mackin, 941.769.0198 or 941.473.7750LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER You Deserve More... Make Your Move to For All Your Mortgage Financing Needs Fixed Rate Loans Portfolio Loans ~ Resort Condo, Foreign Buyer, Multi-Million $ Loans, Investor, Loans to Corporations, Construction to Permanent and Lot Loans Strong Community Bank with Local Decision MakingNaples North Naples Bonita Springs Fort Myers Port Charlotte Sun City Center 5 Star Bauer Financial Rating 877-432-9664 N o S cott Chappus Realt y The NABOR report for April provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. To view the entire report, visit www. Here are some highlights: Overall closed sales increased 4 percent, from 9,385 sales in the 12 months ending April 2013 to 9,763 sales in the 12-months ending 2014. Closed sales for single-family homes in the $2 million and above market increased 56 percent, from 25 in April 2013 to 39 in April 2014. The overall median closed price increased 14 percent, from $219,000 in the 12 months ending April 2013 to $250,000 in the 12 months ending April 2014. The overall median closed price of homes $300,000 and under increased 13 percent, from $149,000 in the 12 months ending April 2013 to $168,000 in the 12 months ending April 2014. The median closed price for condominiums in the $2 million and above market increased 8 percent, from $2,700,000 in the 12 months ending April 2013 to $2,922,000 in the 12 months ending April 2014. The overall average days on market was 93 for April 2014. Overall pending sales increased 3 percent, from 10 ,678 in the 12 months ending April 2013 to 10,987 in the 12 months ending April 2014. Overall pending sales increased 13 percent for homes $2 million and above, from 48 contracts in April 2013 to 54 contracts in April this year. Overall pending sales decreased 12 percent in the $300,000 and under segment, from 762 in April 2013 to 672 in April this year. Inventory of condominiums decreased 24 percent, from 2,553 units in April 2013 to 1,951 units in April 2014. Inventory of condominiums in the $2 million and above market decreased 47 percent, from 64 in April 2013 to 34 in April 2014. Inventory of single-family homes increased 2 percent, from 2,167 units in April 2013 to 2,206 units in April 2014. Many seasonal residents who wanted to buy this winter but didnt find anything during their visit have asked our residential agents to contact them when something new comes on the market, says Tom Bringardner Jr., president and CEO of Premier Commercial. With a ready and eager buyer base in place, and 71 percent of home sales still made in cash, homeowners who list with a professional Realtor should have little trouble finding a qualified buyer this summer. NABORFrom page 11Learn what it takes to own a home watch company Florida Your Way... For additional info and photos call Scott Chappuis 386-295-0705 or visit RE/MAX, Flagsta Relaxing private, golf community away from the crowds and traffic. This Hammock Dunes oceanfront home site offers 100 front feet on a beautiful Atlantic Ocean Beach in Flagler County, Florida. Listed for $459,900. An unsurpassed community offering a variety of exceptional amenities.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 REAL ESTATE B25


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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 NAPLES 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 Tune inArts writer Nancy Stetson has some recommendations for those who miss watching Downton on TV. C8 Pure beach readingBook critic Phil Jason enjoys a tension-filled romance by Naples author. C15 SEE FORGERIES, C5 The works may look familiar, but they are not what they appear to be. The exhibition Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World examines the careers of five of the most notorious art forgers from the 20th century to the present. Pieces produced by the five talented con artists are on display through Aug. 3 in the galleries of the Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. The forgers created imitations of works by world-renowned artists, including Pablo Picasso, Charles Courtney Curran, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Honor Daumier and Philip de Lszl. Intent to Deceive will provide exhibit visitors with a glimpse behind the curtain of the dark side of the art world, said Steven High, executive director of the Ringling Museum of Art. This exhibition tells an important story that we are excited to share. There are 60 works of art in the show, including some of the original pieces copied by forgers. The exhibition also features some of the tools the forgers used to create their imitations. This exhibition is unique because it is organized around the individual forgers in an attempt to explore what motivated them to produce their deceptions, said CIN SOME WAYS, ARTISTS ARE LIKE SHARKS: They have to keep moving in order to stay alive. They keep moving creatively, keep pushing themselves, keep advancing. When we write about a particular artist for a feature story we capture him or her at that one moment in time. This week, we track down some of the people weve reported on in the past to see what theyre doing now, at this moment in time.Ringling exhibit explores the work and the minds behind fine art forgeries WHEREFlorida Weekly has covered them in the past. Now we catch up with the latest on these artists. ARE THEY NOW? SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY IMAGEStanding Man Leaning on a Plinth, Eric Hebborn National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., gift of Dian Woodner. BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ SEE WHERE, C4 A Swing of GraceGolfing for Grace Place, and more fun around town. C22-25

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PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 >>TERRY TEACHOUTI originally wrote about Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout in January 2009, in Americas Drama Critic: Terry Teachout. In addition to covering theater in New York City, he travels around the country, reviewing regional theater the only critic employed by a major newspaper to do so. He came to Fort Myers 5 years ago to cover Dancing at Lughnasa at Florida Repertory Theatre. He raved about it. At that time, Mr. Teachout had just finished writing Pops: The Life of Louis Armstrong, which was released to critical acclaim that fall. Since then in addition to returning to Florida Rep every year he has written the libretto of the operas The Letter (2009, Sante Fe Opera), Danse Russe (2011, Philadelphia Center City Opera) and The Kings Men (2013, Louisvilles Kentucky Opera). His Satchmo at the Waldorf, a one-man, twocharacter play about Mr. Armstrong, is currently playing off-Broadway. Hes also written another biography, Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, which was released by Gotham last October 2013. In early May it was announced that the critic had won a $250,000 Bradley Prize from the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, which supports conservative think tanks, scholars and causes. Hes done all this while reviewing approximately 250 shows a year, writing columns and blogging. Does this man ever sleep?>> AUSTIN KLEONIn May 2012, I wrote about Austin Kleon in What They Dont Teach You About Being Creative. His book titled Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative had just been published. (I also wrote about his blackout newspaper poems in the same issue.) Steal Like an Artist was a New York Times bestseller and went into multiple printings. He followed it up with Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered, which came out earlier this year. Written in the same style as Steal, it offers suggestions such as Think process, not product, Share something small every day, and Tell good stories. In March, Mr. Kleon went on a 20-city tour from New York City to Los Angeles to promote his book and gave a keynote speech at SXSW. He was also featured online at Fast Company magazine, with a video and two articles. And hes still blogging at Get your work out there, he says in an online video, because its not doing any good for you sitting in a drawer.>> GABRIEL CAMPANARII wrote about Gabriel Campanari and his book, The Art of Urban Sketching in July 2012. The book went on to multiple printings, spearheading a national interest in the art form. Mr. Campanari has a blog, Show and Tell, at gabicampanari.blogspot. com, and his work continues to be printed in the Seattle Times (and online at seattletimes. com/seattlesketcher). His publisher, Quarry Books, has decided to publish a series of books by Mr. Campanari, starting with The Urban Sketching Handbook: Archi-t ecture and Cityscapes: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location, coming out Sept. 1. The second, The Urban Sketching Handbook: People and Motion: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location is scheduled for publication Nov. 1.>> LISA FISHERI wrote about singer Lisa Fisher in a March 2011 profile of Grammy Awardwinning trumpeter Chris Botti. Ms. Fisher joined Mr. Botti on his tour. Rather than spending his money on a light show and an entourage, Mr. Botti told me, hed rather spend his money on topnotch guest artists. And Im so glad he did, because Ms. Fishers voice blew my socks off. After seeing Mr. Bottis concert in Naples, I drove up to Sarasota to see them perform again. Those who caught that tour or have seen the Rolling Stones in concert the past couple decades (shes been touring with the band for 21 years) have seen Ms. Fisher in action and know how incredible her voice is. She was recently featured in the engaging documentary 0 Feet From Stardom, a movie about backup singers. (The movie also includes Judith Hill, who was a contestant on last seasons contest of The Voice, and Merry Clayon, who originally recorded Gimme Shelter with the Stones.) Arnold McCuller, who has sung back up for performers such as James Taylor, Bonnie Riatt, Lyle Lovett and Phil Collins, is also in the movie, though you can see more of him in interviews in the DVDs extras. I wrote about Mr. McCuller in April 2013, when he headlined a benefit concert in Naples. His most recent solo album is Soon As I Get Paid.>> BRENDAN POWERSI talked with actor Brendan Powers about farce in a November 2009 story headlined Organized Chaos: The Farce of Boeing Boeing, and Ive reviewed him in various Florida Repertory Theatre shows since then, including Opus and Dancing at Lughnasa. Readers might remember him from his role as the priest in Florida Reps 2008 production of Doubt or his role as El Gallo, the Narrator, in The Fantasticks in the spring of 2013. In June, Mr. Powers will be featured in the opening episode of season two of the USA network series Graceland. It airs at 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 11. In it, Mr. Powers plays FBI Agent Cranston. He hopes his character will resurface in a later script. (Actor Ethan Henry, who was in the recent Florida Rep production of Clybourne Park, is also in the opening episode, Mr. Powers says.) And Mr. Powers will also be seen in an upcoming Netflix original series from the creators of Damages. The psychological thriller, which is yet to be named, stars Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz. Mr. Powers plays a guest at the Rayburn Inn run by Ms. Spacek and Mr. Shepard. Hed love for it to turn into a recurring role. Last May, Mr. Powers married fellow actor Rachel Burttram, who was recently in Florida Reps Clybourne Park. Earlier this year, she performed in God of Carnage at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. I wrote about Ms. Burtrrams adult acting class in Acting Up in Class in May 2008. Ms. Burttram has just been cast as Emma in the short film Emma & Her Discontents, to be directed by Miguel Mathias. Filming begins in June in Bonita Springs. The completed film will be submitted to Sundance and other festivals. Mr. Powers has a small part in the film. WHEREFrom page 1 FORT MYERS FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE GREATER FORT MYERS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2009A look back New history book records the rapid growth of Cape Coral. C18 Oriential delight Sakura Chinatowne gives Chinese, Japanese cuisine their due. C31 WEEK at-a-glanceFreebird Southern Rock comes to Germain Arena in Estero on Thursday, Oct. 22, with Lynyrd Skynyrd. C12 Film reviewTruth, justice and the American way are under fire in Law Abiding Citizen. C11 Blues Traveler to perform in Punta GordaSEE BLUES, C16 SEE BOEING, C4 Diminutive Punta Gorda is in for a ground-shaking awakening on Saturday, Oct. 24, when the Downtown GetDown brings the internationally-acclaimed band Blues Traveler to town. The headliners will be preceded by a series of Florida-famous performers who will provide nonstop entertainment starting at 3 p.m. Live music will go on well into the night. Brendan Hill, percussionist for Blues Traveler, said hes looking forward to the event. Weve done a couple of downtown events this year boosting up the economy in quaint little towns and reaching out to people. Its about town pride and community, he said. I love the water and I love (historic) downtowns, so well be checking it out, he said. Theres something magical about Blues Traveler. Its impromptu musical chemistry has created a following, likely rivaled only by followers of the Grateful Dead. Blues Traveler fans have followed the performers every move, covering 2,000 live shows in front of more than three million people. They follow Blues Traveler for the promise of euphoria that spontaneous jamming delivers. Blues Travelers Saturdays event will no doubt include performances reflecting its 2008 release, North Hollywood Shootout. The recording is a byproduct of the groups signature jam sessions unleashed in a recording studio. We recorded all the parts as we were working them out, and then built the songs from there, said band member Chan Kinchla. Wed find a cool little pocket and jam on it, or thered Boeing Boeing opens at the Florida Repertory Theatre.C4 >>inside: BY KATHY Fr e S ou t Are n with F il m Trut h u nd e Repertory T C4 COURTESY PHOTODeanna Gibson, Christina Lynn Philips and Rachel Lomax in BoeingBoeing. A loo N ew his g rowth o O rie n COU RTE S Y P H O T O Deanna Gibson C hri s tin a Ly nn Phil ip s an d Rachel L o m a x in Boeing Boeing. BoeingBoeing Organized chaos: The farce ofSK ANY PROFESSIONAL ACTOR AND HE OR SHE WILL tell you: comedy is hard. And farce is particularly difficult. There are other comedies, says actor Brendan Powers. There are the comedies of Noel Coward, a comedy of words and manners. With good farce, people know that usually means scantily clad women, sexual adventures, doors slamming, people running up and down. And therell be plenty of that in Boeing-Boeing, the farce that opens Florida Repertory Theatres 12th season Oct. 30. The play, written by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Beverly Cross, was listed in the Guinness Book of Records in 1991 as the most-performed French play throughout the world. It was firstBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ A COURTESY PHOTOBlues Traveler plays Laishley Park Oct. 24.Iconic band plays Downtown GetDown Saturday, Oct. 24 A few years ago, The Wall Street Journal began an experiment. Because its a national newspaper, the editors asked drama critic Terry Teachout if hed do some reviewing on the road. At that point, I really didnt know anything about regional theater in America, but Id give it a go, he says. And it mushroomed. He now follows the annual schedules of approximately 250 professional American theaters, visiting new theaters each year. In 2008, he reviewed 114 plays; half of them were in New York, half spread around the country in 14 different states and Washington, D.C. My purpose is to try to cover a very wide swath of American theater; not just the well-known regional companies, but smaller ones, he explains, and to cover all parts of the United States. Which is how the critic now finds himself in South Florida for a week, first on the east coast, then here. Hes reviewing Eugene Ionescos The Chairs at Palm Beach Dramaworks and, at GableStage (in Coral Gables), the first regional production of Adding Machine, a musical he reviewed off-Broadway last season. And then hes reviewing the Florida Repertory Theatres production of Brian Friels Dancing at Lughnasa. Florida Rep has always been on my list, Teachout says. It was clearly a company of real quality. Id been tipped off about it, so Im coming. Its obviously a company of real substance. And theyve been on my scope for quite a while. This is how it fell together for me, to see these three companies. Plus, he says, he loves Brian Friels work, and considers him possibly our greatest living playwright.Dancing at Lughnasa is regarded as one of his best two or three plays, he says. He laughs when asked how many times hes seen it, because Friels one playwright whose work he seeks out whenever he covers regional theater. And hes done with some regularity in the New York area, he says. I think I saw three Friel plays last season! After Florida, hes flying to San Diego and San Francisco, then Kansas City, Chicago, and Lennox, Mass. In the middle of all that, hes flying back to New York City to review the opening of Chekhovs The Cherry Orchard at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, then the opening of Richard Greenbergs play, The American Plan, which will premiere on Broadway. His itinerary for the entire month is 10 single-spaced pages long. It takes a lot of planning for me to do this, he says, but I love doing it. I really see covering regional theater in America as a cause. I believe in it very passionately, because it is so good. When I started doing this, I didnt know that. It was just something The Journal wanted me to try, to see what was out there. And within a matter of months, I realized, and felt totally stupid for not having known it, that the best theater outside New York is exactly comparable in quality to the best theater in New York. And what I am trying to do, in my drama column, is let the readers of The Wall Street Journal know that you dont have to go to New York to see destination theater, that you can find it where you live, or near where you live, or in cities that it wouldnt occur to you to go to, to make a theater trip. Like Chicago. In my opinion, people ought to go to Chicago to see theater in exactly the same way that they go to New York to see theater. Or Los Angeles. Or Washington D.C., a major theater center. Ive taken it as a personal cause to try to spread the word about regional theater and get people to go everywhere. That everywhere you might go, consider the possibility that no matter where you are, there is theater of the highest possible quality that you would want to see.The Journals commitment to cover regional theater is astounding, especially nowadays, when newspapers, with their slash-and-burn mentality, generally cut arts coverage first. (And if they do replace it at all, they run celebrity-based wire copy.) Its not appallingly expensive to do this, Teachout says, explaining that he travels in the most cost-effective way possible, clustering together a number of shows to attend when he flies to an area. For example, in addition to attending three plays, Teachout plans to go to the Norton Museum, the Milton Avery exhibit at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the Naples Museum of Art. Hes also planning on seeing the Miami City Ballet.If youre publishing a national newspaper and you take the arts seriously and Mr. (Rupert) Murdoch said at the very outset of his purchase of The Journal that he intended to increase the papers arts coverage then this is something that you would want to do. Of course, we were doing it before Murdoch came aboard.In addition to his weekly reviews in The Wall Street Journal, he also writes a general arts column every other week for them called Sightings. He writes a monthly essay for Commentary magazine; hes been their music critic, but beginning next month, hell be their critic-atlarge, broadening his arts coverage for the magazine. He also blogs daily at About Last Night, at Hes written books, including a biography of H.L. Mencken (The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken) and George Balanchine (All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine). Hes just finished a book about jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Pops: The Life of Louis Armstrong will be released by Harcourt in fall of 2009. In his memoir, City Limits, he recalls the first time he saw Armstrong perform; it was on The Ed Sullivan Show, and his mom called him in to watch it. Hes a man whom, the more you know of him, the more you like him, which is not always the case with famous artists, he says. He says its the first primary-source biography of Armstrong thats ever been written by someone with musical training. (Teachout was a jazz musician before he turned to writing.) There are no bad film clips of Louis Armstrong, nor any bad photographs of him, he says. He was the most amazingly photogenic man imaginable. You can see in any of his TV appearances or in the Hollywood movies, your eye just goes to him because hes so full of life and excitement and joy. Hes essentially an optimistic artist, a joyful artist. Teachouts also written a libretto for an opera, The Letter, which was commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera. It debuts there in July. Its based on a W. Somerset Maugham play, which was based on his short story. Two movies versions were made; the better-known one is the 1940 version with Bette Davis. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravek is the operas composer, and British theater and opera director Jonathan Kent will direct. Hildegard Bechtler, who has two shows on Broadway this season, is designing. And fashion designer Tom Ford makes his stage debut as costume designer. Soprano Patricia Racette, whom Teachout considers the great operatic stage actress of our time, plays the lead. It is a very operatic, very melodramatic story, he says. Weve changed it a fair amount from the movieWe have changed the ending. Composer Paul Moravek calls it an opera noir. How does Teachout find the time to do everything? Like every good journalist, hes deadline-oriented and disciplined. Hes learned how to write in hotel rooms and airport lounges, and on trains. Over the decades, hes seen many changes in arts coverage. The newspaper business is in a convulsion, he says. National magazines, general circulation magazines now, dont cover the arts very seriously. I wrote for Time magazine. I was its classical music and dance critic at its last moment, when it was still serious about the arts. And Ive seen it withdraw from that level of seriousness. When asked about the biting tone that appears in some current reviewing, he says flatly, I just dont like snarkiness. Its a cultural trend, I think, driven by the Web, where snarkiness is considered a virtue. Its legitimate to be funny in a review, but theres a certain kind of nastiness that I dont like. Sneering about the serious efforts of a serious artist is not, in my opinion, an appropriate way to respond to things. One of his 10 Commandments of Reviewing is, be respectful to artists, because usually they can do something you cant. If you cant have some proper respect, you ought to consider getting into another line of work, he says. The work is exhausting at times, but Teachout is passionate about it. He even attends plays on his nights off. Its just pleasure for me, he says. It is hard work, and it does involve a lot of travel, but I wouldnt put this kind of energy into it if it wasnt fun. I love going to plays. WEEK OF JANUARY 7-13, 2009 FORT MYERS FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS COMMENTARY NancySTETSON Americas drama critic: Terry Teachout Terry Teachout Gift Certificates Available A Gift For You 239.395.2220 1.877.695.1588 MM# 2782 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE GREATER FORT MYERS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 11-17, 2012 INSIDE Dark MagicNew series mixes magic and mystery. C16 The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence presents the new stage play Pass It On An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob, sponsored by Theater Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts. This unique, inspirational and often hilarious theatrical production celebrates sobriety and serves as the centerpiece of a nationwide recovery education project that is raising awareness about alcoholism and addiction. There will be four performances from July 27-29. All seats are $20. Proceeds from the show will benefit The Y.A.N.A. Club Breakfast any timeOver Easy Caf satisfies. C27 DRAWN TO Book and blog depict a world of city sightsBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ THERES JUST SOMETHING INTIMATE ABOUT sketching. In this age of digitalized art and PhotoShop, a sketch can be as personal and individual as a handwritten note. Its art in its most basic form: All you need is paper and pen. Every person has a unique style, says artist Gabriel Campanario. Thats what makes drawing so fun to look at, because no two drawings are alike Every sketcher brings a different viewpoint and differentSEE SKETCHING, C4 SEE A.A., C12 SKETCH BY GABRIEL CAMPANARIOAbove: Pike Place Market, globally known for its fish-throwing fishmongers, has plenty of visual candy for the sketcher. Tools and time: Micron pen and gouache on Large Moleskine sketchbook; 45 minutes. Top: Argentinian sketcher Edgardo Minond visited Barcelona in July and drew on the roof of Gauds La Pedrera building despite the intense heat. Tools and time: Ball point black pen and acrylic ink on watercolor paper; 40 minutes plus two hours at studio SKETCH BY EDGARDO MINONDReality versus FacebookThe problem with virtual boyfriends. C2 Spider-mehSummer thriller is missing something. C11 Two-man show dramatizes the early history of A.A.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ Lisa Fisher in Twenty Feet From StardomLARRY MORE / COURTESY PHOTO JASON TRAVIS / COURTESY PHOTOAustin Kleon Terry Teachout Brendan PowersHANS EDER / COURTESY PHOTOLisa Fischer


Chris Jones, Ringlings associate curator for exhibitions. We get a feel for their personal narratives and points of view and that provides a fascinating context for the works themselves. Ultimately what is most provocative about the exhibition is that it forces us to really examine our notions of authenticity and authorship and how those notions fundamentally inform both our experience of art and perception of its value. The art world has yet to develop a foolproof system for authenticating works. The current system relies on the three-tiered approach of connoisseurship (an expert authenticating that the work reflects the artists style and technique), provenance (tracking the history of the artworks ownership, location and documentation) and technical analysis (using equipment to verify that the work is from its reported age). The forgers featured in the exhibition used their knowledge of this system to create works and back stories that fooled authenticators. The forgers include Hans van Meegeren (1889-1947); Elmyr De Hory (1906-1976); Eric Hebborn (1934-1996); John Myatt (1945-); and Mar k Landis (1955-). NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 B l i n d d s | S h a d e s | S h e e r s | P lan t a a tio n S h u u t t e rs | D r ape r i e s | T T o p T re atm e n t s | W a a llpa p e r | B e d d in g g | D e c o r a tor Service s 7740 Preserve Lane Suite #11, Naples, FL. 34119 | 239-6312 2 5 2 2 8 | w w w w w .a t t h o o m m e b lind s s c c o o m m S W W FL s M M o s t Com p p l e e te W indo w w F a a a shio n n S S ho w w w r o om NOW OPEN IN NAPLES! 1. Yellow Odalisque, John Myatt Courtesy of Washington Green Fine Art & Castle Galleries, United Kingdom 2. Girl with a Pearl Earring, John Myatt Courtesy of Graham & Margaret Wright, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire 3. Odalisque, Elmyr de Hory, Hungarian, 1906-1976, active in Spain 4. Untitled (in the style of Paul Signac), Mark Landis, Oklahoma City Museum of Art 1 2 3 4FORGERIESFrom page 1We get a feel for their personal narratives and points of view and that provides a fascinating context for the works themselves. Chris Jones, Ringlings associate curator for exhibitions

PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Stage 2 Improv In the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre, June 5-June 21. Crisis: The Musical Through June 21 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. Chatting with the Tea Party By Theatre Conspiracy through June 1 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. A talkback with the playwright follows each performance. 936-3239 or www. The Second Book of Ruth By Laboratory Theater of Florida through May 31 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or Thursday, May 29 Charity Ride Inside Time Trial Cycle holds is monthly charity ride at 6 p.m. A $25 donation per rider benefits the Next Generation Committee of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Just for Laughs Michael Malone takes the stage at Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island tonight through June 1. 389-6901 or Sweat the Small Stuff Its trivia night at the Naples English Pub starting at 7 p.m. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or Tunes Rebecca Richardson and The Dan Heck Trio perform from 7-10 p.m. at Campiello. 1177 Third St. S. 435-1166. Friday, May 30 Beer Tasting Naples Wine Collection hosts a tasting of 15 high-end brews from around the world from 5:308 p.m. $15 includes tasting and appetizers. RSVP to 513-0095 or jlafond@ Heres Whats Cookin Chef Kristina Filippo of The Good Life of Naples leads a class all about sauces from 6-8 p.m. $60. 514-4663 or www. Tickling the Ivories Larry Moss performs from 6-9 p.m. tonight and May 24 in the piano lounge at Capers. 2640 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7438. Laugh It Off Doug Canney, Brian Corrion and Kyle Ruse take the stage at Old Naples Comedy Club tonight and May 31. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or Live Tunes The Good Bad Kids take the stage starting at 9:30 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or www. Saturday, May 31 Grape Celebration Friends of the Foundation hosts a wine tasting with music by the folk duo Collier Bridge from 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton Naples. $85 to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. 325-2978 or Magic Carpet Youngsters ages 3-9 are invited to learn about percussion instruments from members of the Naples Philharmonic at 9:30 a.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. www. Book Signing Author Ronald Everett Nall signs copies of Beyond Inquisition from 1-3 p.m. at The Brick Coffee & Bar. Free. 531 Fifth Ave. S. 6928755 or Dixieland Concert The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. Sponsored by the Naples Jazz Society. Free. 254-9674. Meet Colin Cowherd 99.3-FM ESPN Radio welcomes the host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd for an evening of cocktails and dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. $99. 514-6001 for reservations.Smooth Jazz The Marc Vee Trio plays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Bay House Restaurant. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837.Live Blues the blues band JC Crossfire performs from 7-10 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or Jazz The Jerry Stawski Trio performs from 8-11 p.m. at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. 593-2000. Sunday, June 1 Family Fare The Naples Philharmonic presents a fast-paced, fun and educational concert of family-friendly music by Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn starting at 3 p.m. Monday, June 2 Movie Time The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a screening and discussion of Adams Apple starting at 7 p.m. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or Jazz Jam Jebry and friends gather for a jazz jam from 6-9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Play Your Cards Right The Naples English Pub hosts bingo starting at 7 p.m. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or Tuesday, June 3 Student Art The Museum of the Everglades hosts an opening reception for an exhibit of artwork by Everglades City students in grades K-12 from 5-7 p.m. The evening also serves as a celebration of Paul Tribble, who has taught art at Everglades City School for more than 30 years. 695-0008 or Lesson The Marco Island Historical Society presents Underwater Exploration of Prehistorical Sites by archaeologist Steve Koski at 7 p.m. Free for members, $5 for others. 389-6447 or Jazz it Up! The Stu Shelton Trio performs from 7-10 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen in Bayfront Place. 261-2578. Live Blues Rick Howard and Mudbone perform blues tunes from 8-11 p.m. at Weekend Willies. 5310 Shirley St. 597-3333 or Wednesday, June 4 Art & Nature Shangri La Springs opens to the public for Art & Nature from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plein air painters will set up their easels throughout the property. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 9490749 or Tasting Naples Wine Collection hosts a tasting with a choice of two flights, each containing four samplings, from 5-7 p.m. $15 and $25. 513-0095. Bring on the Bordeaux Decanted Wines celebrates wines from the French region of Bordeaux from 5-7 p.m. $15 with advance RSVP, $20 at the door. 434-1814 or It Takes Two Pablo Repun Tango hosts a beginners class from 8-9 p.m. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or Coming up Library Matinee Naples Regional Library presents a free screening of Duck Soup (USA, 1933) at 2 p.m. June 5. Registration required. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or Youre Cookin Chef Kristina Filippo of The Good Life of Naples leads a class in dim sum from 6-8 p.m. June 5. $60. 514-4663 or D-Day Naples Community Church holds a D-Day 70th anniversary commemoration service at 4 p.m. June 6. Naples resident and veteran Peter Thomas will recite his poem Omaha Beach. 849 7th Ave. S. 213-1325.Preview Reception The Naples Art Association holds the preview reception for the 50th annual Founders Juried Awards Exhibition featuring works by 24 Florida artists from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 6 at The von Liebig Art Center. $10 for NAA members, $15 for others. 262-6517 or See story on page C7.Piano Music Concert pianist Jodie DeSalvo performs at 7 p.m. June 6 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or The Wild Side Naples Botanical Garden closes for construction this summer but offers a series of workshops on select dates. Natural Areas: The Wild Side of the Garden, is set for 9-11 a.m. June 7. Free for Garden members, $5 for others. 643-7572 or D-Day Ceremony The Naples Depot Museum hosts a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day with guest speakers, re-enactors and military vehicles at 10 a.m. June 7. Free. 1051 Fifth Ave. S. 262-6525 or www. Rock On Rockin on the Bay presents a Bruce Springsteen tribute band from 5:30-9 p.m. June 7 at Bayfront. Free. 331-7371 or Concert Organists from throughout Southwest Florida play a wide range of music on the 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at ArtisNaples in the annual Festival of Great Organ Music beginning at 3 p.m. June 8. Night Naples International Film Festival kicks off its summer series at Silverspot Cinema with Jaws (PG, 1975) at 7 p.m. June 10. $25 person includes choice of house wine, beer or fountain drink, savory bites and sweet treats. Local Film The Collier County Museum hosts filmmaker and Naples resident K.C. Schulberg for a discussion of Wind Across the Everglades, the 1958 film produced by his father Stuart Schulberg and written by his uncle Budd Schulberg at 2 p.m. June 11. Free. Reservations required. 3331 Tamiami Trail. E. 252-8738 or All About Jazz Hear The Complete History of Jazz in 75 Minutes when ArtisNaples presents the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra at 6 and 8:30 p.m. June 11 in the Daniels Pavilion. & Juliet The theater program at the FGCU Bower School of Music presents Romeo & Juliet June 12-15 at FGCU. $7. Bubbly All Around Naples Wine Collection hosts champagne and sparkling wines tasting with a variety of Krug, Moet & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot vintages from 5-7 p.m. June 13. $25 includes tasting and appetizers. RSVP to 513-0095 or Artist Reception Shangri-La Springs hosts a reception for artists Christina Wyatt and Karen Swanker from 6-9 p.m. June 13. Paintings by Ms. Wyatt and Ms. Swanker will be on display through Aug. 6. Free. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 949-0749 or www. Movie Time South Regional Library presents Gravity Bullock at 2 p.m. June 18. Free. Registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for submissions is noon Sunday. Pick your seat at Silverspot Cinema and enjoy The National Theatres production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime starring Luke Treadway, above, as a boy who falls under suspicion of killing a neighbors dog and is determined to prove himself innocent. Screenings as part of the cinemas cultural arts series are at 6 p.m. June 1 and 1 p.m. June 3. Running time is approximately three hours. $30 includes wine and hors doeuvres at intermission. www.


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Its about the first English department store and the lives of those who work and shop there. Its run by the charming and somewhat mysterious widower John Moray. All the women seem to swoon over him. The store has grown, taking over the block, much to the consternation of the local shopkeepers who are trying to keep their small businesses alive. Denise is a young woman from a small town who begins to work at The Paradise. (Her Uncle Edmund is one of the shopkeepers whose business, right across the street from The Paradise, is threatened.) Denise is very smart, and has a head for marketing and business. And, despite warnings, she too, falls in love with Moray. Season 1 is out on DVD. Season 2 is coming, but a release date hasnt been set yet. Unfortunately, PBS has announced there will not be a third season. But even though you can only binge watch for a weekend or so, I highly recommend doing do. I know you, and I know youll love it. One of my favorite characters in The Paradise is Miss Audrey, who is the head of the womens wear department. Shes fun to watch, because shes so insufferable and puts on airs. Miss Audrey is played by Sarah Lancashire, who also happens to be in Last Tango in Halifax, which I would also recommend. (Its not a period piece, though, its set in modern times.) Its about two people who were in love when they were teens, but wound up marrying different people. Their spouses pass on, and after 60 years, they meet again and are instantly besotted. (Their grandchildren show them how to use Facebook, and they connect that way.) Their children, of course, have their own romantic entanglements and complications. I found the ending of the first season a little predictable, but still enjoyable to watch. The couple is played by Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi. How often do you see a TV show revolve around two 70-somethings and not only that, but two 70-somethings who are head over heels in love? A critic for the Daily Telegraph called the show a triumph against TVs ageism, and it won the 2013 British Academy Television Award for Best Drama. I read that creator, Sally Wainwright, was inspired to write the Last Tango in Halifax series after seeing how happy her own mother was in a second marriage late in life. Season 1 is on DVD, and season two begins on PBS at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 29. Mr. Jacobi also stars in a new series with Sir Ian McKellen called Vicious. He and Mr. McKellen play a couple whove been in a love/hate relationships for 49 years. Sir McKellen plays Freddie, who was an actor who played bit parts, and Mr. Jacobi plays Stuart, a former bar manager. Its more of a sitcom. I know it could never replace Downton Abbey in your heart, but you might want to check it out on PBS starting at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29. Im going to. Have you seen any of the Call the Midwife series yet? Like Butterfly McQueen, I dont know nothin bout birthin babies, and this show might tell me a little bit more than Id care to know. But still, despite all the labor scenes, I do find it fascinating. (And because this is a series about midwives, theres at least one labor scene in each episode.) But what I find interesting are the relationships between the midwives. And did I mention that they live in a convent with a group of nuns? Theres a combination for you midwives and nuns! Its based on the real-life experiences of Jennifer Worth, who was a midwife in east London in the 1950s. I love the voiceover narration by Vanessa Redgrave. Ive started watching The Grand, which reminds me a little of The Paradise. The Grand is a hotel in Manchester, England, that reopens in the 1920s, after the end of World War I. It has financial problems, a son returned from the war and having trouble adjusting back to normal life, a sleazy brother-in-law who wants to sleep with his brothers wife and a glamorous guest who turns out to have a rather sordid past. It was filmed in the late 1990s and consists of 18 one-hour episodes. I only just started watching it, but will lend you the box set when Im done. I was waylaid by The Bletchley Circle, a British TV series about a quartet of women who worked together during WWII, cracking codes. Everything, of course, is top secret. But once the war is over, civilian life is not quite as exciting. One of the women, Susan, has a keen mind. Although shes a wife and mother now, she cant help using her Bletchley Circle skills when theres a serial murderer killing women in the city. Because her minds attuned to seeing patterns, she feels shes able to predict where the killer will strike next. But when she goes to the police, theyre incredibly patronizing and condescending, feeling that a housewife could not possibly tell them something they dont already know. So Susan tracks down her three closest friends from Bletchley Circle and they attempt to track the killer on their own. This ones set in 1952, so an added bonus is seeing the fashion and locales of the time. Im watching the second season now. I think both are available on DVD. I also started watching Berkeley Square, set in London in 1902. Its a real Upstairs Downstairs type of show, about three young nannies who work for wealthy households. Ones from the country, and this is a way she can make a better life for herself; one is an unwed mother with a baby of her own; and one is a kind of straight arrow whose heart is in the right place. To be honest, I didnt think I would like this series, but Im finding Im really intrigued by it. Its not so much about babies and children as it is about the dynamics of adult interaction, and class differences. Theres also an interesting subplot about a man who accidentally killed someone because he reneged on a debt. And the cook in one household is delightfully dour, while in another home, an elderly nanny (Nanny Collins) still rules with an iron hand. (Her former wards, though now adult, still act toward her as if they were children.) So these are a few suggestions that ought to keep you busy for at least part of the summer. Let me know what you think. Wishing you and Gary happy viewing while you await the return of Downton. Love, N ancy COURTESY PHOTOS1. Joanna Vanderham stars as Denise, an astute young shopgirl in The Paradise. 2. Sir Ian McKellen, left, and Derek Jacobi star as a couple whove been together through thick and thin for nearly 50 years in Vicious, a boisterous British sitcom premiering June 29 on PBS. 3. Jessica Raine stars as Nurse Jenny in Call the Midwife. nancy 1 3 2


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 THIS WEEK ON WGCUTV THURSDAY, MAY 29, 9 P.M. Doc Martin: Hazardous Exposure Martins mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news. Penhale spreads pandemonium throughout the village at the drop of the word asbestos, and Bert has a question for Jennifer. FRIDAY, MAY 30, 8:30 P.M. Charlie Rose: The Week A retrospective of the best stories and interviews from the nightly program that captures defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports. SATURDAY, MAY 31, 8 P.M. Best of WGCU Tune in for fan favorites. SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 9:30 P.M. The Grateful Dead Dead Ahead The eclectic rock band performs Lost Sailor and more tunes at Radio City Music Hall in 1980. MONDAY, JUNE 2, 10 P.M. 30 Days To A Younger Heart with Steven Masley, M.D. Dr. Masley shares the news that metabolic syndrome (also known as pre-diabetes), not high cholesterol, is the No. 1 cause of cardiovascular disease and offers simple steps to set back the clock regardless of your body composition, genetics or age. TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 8 P.M. Dr. Wayne Dyer I Can See Clearly Now Personal stories and various philosophical and poetic illustrations explain that each of our lives is a tapestry composed of all of the choices weve made and will make. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 8 P.M. Happy Combining real-life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, this program leads us toward a deeper understanding of how our sense of happiness and well-being can be cultivated and even learned. Doc Martin, May 29 Dr. Wayne Dyer, June 3 Happy, June 4 NEW SHOWROOM 2 Blocks North of Mercato 9465 Tamiami Trail NorthGuaranteed Green Thumb239-596-7273 THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE FREE FOR ALL Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comEnjoy a complete issue of Florida Weekly on your iPad. Get News, Arts & Entertainment, Business & Real Estate, everything that is in the print edition, now on the iPad.Download our FREE App today!


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 C17 CELEBRITY EXTRALucky readers win e-book sets BY CINDY ELAVSKYQ: I entered your summer book contest awhile back, and I was wondering if you had announced the winners yet. Tina R., via emailA: All right I think its time to announce the winners of the Green Island summer-reading contest, wherein five lucky readers were randomly chosen (using the random-number generator at random. org) to win an e-book set of Em Barretts Leaving Green Island and The Almosts. The winners are: Joan L., Peggy A., Maureen H., Philomena S. and Colleen J. For those of you unfamiliar with the new authors work, her writing has been compared to that of Emily Giffin whos best known for Something Borrowed, Heart of the Matter and The One and Only a comparison that thrills Em. I was very excited when I read that. Obviously, I take it as a huge compliment. I like her books a lot, and shes been hugely successful. While I hope my voice is unique as well, Im beyond flattered to be compared to Emily Giffin. Q: Last season I was really into Hemlock Grove. Please tell me that it will return for another season! Jerry R. in MontanaA: The second season of the Emmynominated Netflix original series, Hemlock Gr ove, will premiere on Friday, July 11 at 3:01 a.m. ET/12:01 a.m. PT. The supernatural-thriller series is based on Brian McGreevys novel of the same name. All 10 episodes of the one-hour series starring Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron and Dougray Scott will be available at that time for streaming. Joining the cast are Madeline Brewer of Orange is the New Black, and Madeleine Martin of Californication. Readers: Its time to announce the fate of your favorite (or not-so-favorite) NBC shows from the 2013-14 season. Good news first the renewed shows are: Hannibal, Parks and Rec, Parenthood, Grimm, Chicago PD, Law and Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, About a Boy and The Blacklist. Canceled shows are: Welcome to the Family, The Michael J. Fox Show, Ironside, Sean Saves the World, Dracula, Community, Believe, Crisis, Revolution and Growing Up Fisher. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or email her at BARRETT 2245 Venetian Court, Naples, Florida 34109 239-513-0333 800-865-8111 Explore Our Website at BettyMacleanTravel.comCall today to enjoy extra bene ts and savings courtesy of the only locally-owned Virtuoso Agency in Southwest Florida. Book any new 2014 U.S. or Cuba travel by June 30, 2014, and we will provide a $100 per person incentive toward your Tauck Tour. In addition, Betty Maclean Travel will award a $200 Tauck Tours travel credit to one of our guests.Meet National Accounts Manager, Jennifer Collins orson as we explore exciting new itineraries for 2015, as well as travel to the Western U.S. and Cuba that are still available for 2014.Please RSVP by June 6, 2014 to or by phone 239-513-0333 or 800-865-8111. BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL, Inc. e Adventure Travel Company to join us for an intimate presentation with Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. SILVER EAGLE GALLERYNative American & Contemporary Silver Jewelry Crystals, Gems & Minerals 850 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 239 403 facebook/ Come Explore Mother Earths Treasures Youll love the beauty of our handmade sterling silver jewelry set with turquoise, coral, spiny oyster, lapis, and gemstones. Naturally beautiful, naturally you.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 C19 Protect this signed Japanese bronze elephant sculpture with ivory tusks. It was made in about 1900 and sold in March 2014 at a Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y., for $920. If the suggested new antique ivory regulations become law, this antique bronze will be worthless because it will be illegal to sell it or even give it to a museum. Pantin in 1920. Legras vases sell for a few hundred to over a thousand dollars. A vase with a similar scene sold at auction for $355 earlier this year. Q: My mother left me her complete set of Salem China. It was a wedding gift, and she may have used the china once or twice through the years. I have used the dishes a couple of times since she gave them to me. All the pieces are perfect. Theyre decorated with a central bouquet of colorful pastel flowers. The mark on the bottom is a small circle with the word Salem inside it and a coffee cup in front of it. Under that are the words Princess Margaret, 23 K Gold, 51 Y. Please estimate a value for the set. A: Salem China Co. manufactured dinnerware in Salem, Ohio, from 1898 to 1967. The mark on your dishes dates the set to 1951, the year before Princess Margarets older sister, Elizabeth, became Queen of England. Salem China named the pattern to take advantage of Americans fascination with Great Britains royal family. The Princess Margaret pattern is not a common one. A 12-piece set of dishes in the pattern recently sold online for $225. Q: My Worlds Fair souvenir is unusual. Its a little booklet titled New York Worlds Fair 1939 Needle Book and holds all 90 of its original needles inside. The color design on the front is of the fairs Trylon and Perisphere. The booklet, marked Copyright Pilgrim Needle Co., is about 6 by 4 inches. Is it worth anything? A: New Yorks 1939 Worlds Fair is one of the most popular among collectors of Worlds Fair memorabilia. But your needle book, while unusual, is not rare. Several versions were handed out at the fair. Most of them sell today for $5 to $10. Tip: To keep scrapbooks from deteriorating, store them away from strong light, heat and moisture. 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. OVERWEIGHT? 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34119 Located on the corner of I-75 and Immokalee Road Naples Weight Loss & WellbeingLose up to 30 pounds in 30 days! CALL1-800-WEIGHT-LOSSTODAY! $249 FOUR-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM Offer Includes: Complete comprehensive review of BMI, BMR, total body fat percent, waist-to-hip ratio, lean vs. fat body mass, 30 days of diet supplements, plus 3 laser-lipo treatments and a B-12 shot *Must call before 06/05/14 and mention Florida Weekly when booking to receive offer ($699 value). Friday, May 30, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Try 15 of the ne st cra beers from around the world. $15 (includes tasting and appetizers) Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5:00 p.m. t o 7:00 p.m. Special appearance from Napas Bespoke Colle ction, Dylan York, featuring 5 amazing Blackbird (94 pts) and Recuerdo wines. $20 (includes catered appetizers) Friday, June 13, 2014 5:00 p.m. t o 7:00 p.m. Champagne and sparkling tasting featuring a var iety of Krug, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Charles Heidsieck and more. $25 (includes catered appetizers) Please RSVP to 239.513.0095 or jlafond@napleswinecollection.comShoppes at Vanderbilt2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road #810 Naples, Florida 34109239.513.0095 (facing Airport Road next to FedEx) nap


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PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 SOCIETY A Swing of Grace golf tournament for Grace Place for Children & FamiliesLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ BULLOCK / CHARLIE MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY Dick Gast, John Lee and Barbara Evans Seated: Sig Ryan, Karen Clemons. Standing: Cliff Ryan, Randy Clemons Bill Meek and Kristine Meek Don Rose, Frank Siskovic, Ed Dilworth and Jerry Gasvoda Kurt Edwards, Dick Corely, Trish Hare, Derrick Ayers, Bob Furek and Phil Plessinger Beverly Swanson, Marci Gast, Dick Gast, Carolyn Musgrave, Phil Plessinger and Bobbi Lang John Hoover, Patricia Hoover, Joyce Buck and Jim Buck


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 SOCIETY The 53rd annual Commodores Ball at the Naples Yacht ClubCOURTESY PHOTOSCindy Wamberg and Tom Wamberg Carole Weaver and Bud Weaver Joy Smith and Terry Smith Richard Mohn and Clair Mohn Upton Gill and Carole Gill Joyce Fitzgerald and Tom Fitzgerald Like us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Luxury Home BuildingDesign & Remodeling Licensed and Insured CGC0 24 853 Fort Myers13830 Jetport Commerce Pkwy., #3 Fort Myers, Florida 33913239.728.2143Naples1045 Collier Center Way, #1 Naples, Florida 34110 239.963.4093Planning a remodel or new construction project?$500Towards lhs design services call us now! Planning

PAGE 80 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 SOCIETY Kicking off the 56th annual NCH Hospital Ball Kicking off the 2014 ArtsNaples World FestivalLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ PHOTOS BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY Stephen Cooke, Cindy Nelson and Gail Graham Stephen Cooke, Kevin Beebe, Cortney Beebe and Dr. Allen Weiss Cortney Beebe, Jane Cox and Becky Gust Alina Andres Foianini and Barbara Burris Andrea Clark Brown and Elizabeth Hendrix Karl Kitt Colleen McLain and Ed Caputo Marilyn Varcoe, Trey Farmer and Teresa DeLulca Monica Biondo, Nancy White, Diane McGinty and Dennielle Casaletto


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 SOCIETY Opening reception for The Sweet Life at the Naples Art Association Dinner with Artists at Albertos on FifthLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY STEPHEN WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY Bruno Lunardi, Leonardo Lunardi, Inex Lunardi, Giovanni Lunardi, Christian Lunardi, Sarah Tinkner and Jaime Lunardi Nancy Wilson, Gina Holloway, Gwen Greenglass and Sandra Muehlig Lucie Ursaia, Jackie Raffaele, Linda Sohn and Susan Phillips Bruce Cahn and Sandra Gilbert Alberto Negro and Chris Negro Rickie Klein and Sam Rusinik Suzanne Jepson and Peter Horan Meri Kulina and Tom Kulina Gail Geary and Dick Geary Joel Banow and Arlene Banow Giovanni Lunardi, Aimee Schlehr and Alberto Varetto Dennis Hold and Maureen Christensen Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster and Jonathan Foerster Ines Lunardi and Mark Schlehr Phoebe Mayllen and Peter Franklin

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PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Black Forest Mill Restaurant, Green Tree Center, 2366 Immokalee Road, Naples; 592-4784 For well-prepared German food served in sane portions and at reasonable prices, it would be hard to beat Black Forest Mill. Wedged between Em-On Thai and the Naples Olive Oil Company, this homey little spot offers warm hospitality and authentic food prepared by seasoned Chef Arthur Stoerchle and his wife, Dale. Typically potatoes arent served as appetizers, but the potato pancakes served here are and are well worth abandoning your diet for the evening. Crisp on the outside, tender inside and needing no enhancements, they are a real treat. We also liked the chicken pate and complimentary bowls of potato salad and cole slaw. Rahmschnitzel, a special on this evening, consisted of a fried pork cutlet topped with a light cream mushroom gravy. Served with spaetzle and red cabbage, this dish was delicious. The sauerbraten was spot-on, slightly sweet and sour, perfect with a brown gravy and potato dumpling. Apfelkuchen with whipped cream was a great finish. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2014 The Chapel Grill, 811 Seventh Ave. S., Naples; 206-4310 Casual yet stylish, this restaurant in the 65-year-old former First Baptist Church is packing the pews, so to speak, with a wide-ranging menu that manages to put a new spin on some very familiar dishes. The calamari, for instance, is strewn with chorizo sausage and tempura-fried julienned carrots. Marinara would be too mundane for such a concoction, so the chef dreamed up a delicious mango-rum sauce that complements the calamari nicely. A single duck-filled spring roll seemed chintzy for $11.80, but it was nonetheless delicious. Seafood or steak, Chapel Grill seems blessed for success. A New York strip was perfectly grilled to mediumrare yet achieved a crusty exterior that most home grillers would envy. The well-marbled 14-ounce cut was dry-aged for 21 days, which imparted a noticeable richness. Red rock cod Florentine was a hefty fillet with thick flakes of moist white meat within its crisp, oven-baked Parmesan crust. Inventive cocktails such as a vodka gimlet with balsamic-laced strawberries and fresh basil, or a bourbon highball spiked with The Kings Ginger liqueur and a kiss of cloves are sinfully indulgent. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2012 Chops City Grill, 8200 Health Park Center, Bonita Springs; 9924677 Chops delivers dazzling food and draws diners willing to pay luxury prices for it (a 22-ounce dry-aged bonein ribeye costs $52.50, and sauces are extra?) The Asian-accented menu remains focused on grilled prime steaks and other meats, though Chops has never given seafood short shrift. The 300-bottle wine list emphasizes reds but offers a good range of tastes, regions and value. You can even choose between wetor dry-aged beef. A nearly 2-inchthick ribeye was flawlessly grilled. With its deeply beefy flavor, this is about as good as steak gets. A pan-seared black grouper with wild mushroom risotto and screaming hot rock shrimp sauce was perfectly cooked but overwhelmed by its sauce. Desserts are the usual suspects; you might want to enjoy another one of Chops sexy cocktails instead. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2013 FUSE Global Cuisine, 2500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 456-4585 Fried duck mac and cheese, hog wings (braised pork fore shanks fried and tossed with chili garlic sauce, sesame seeds and green onions), golden beet salad with bucheron cheese and micro greens are but a few of the ways to start off a meal at this intriguing spot opened in November by chef/owner Greg Scarlatos, formerly of Angelinas) and his fiance/business partner Monica Czechowska. Entree options offer similarly imaginative but not overthe-top combinations, such as Colorado lamb chops with tart cherry glaze and Stilton potato hash garnished with crisp Brussels sprouts or cobia and wild mushroom with huckleberry gastrique. Guava bread pudding with fresh strawberries made a fine end to the meal. Service was gracious, the ambience soothing. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2013 Pizza Fusion, The Gateway of Naples Shopping Center, 2146 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 262-8111 Pizza Fusions food tastes good, and the burgeoning franchise does good at the same time. This eco-friendly chain offers a menu thats 75 percent organic, with vegan and gluten-free options available and easily identified on the menu. And while pizza gets a starring role here, there are other worthy contenders, including the zucchini al forno (zucchini stuffed with walnuts, breadcrumbs and bell pepper) and salads such as the pear and gorgonzola with a vibrant balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Pizzas come in two sizes personal and large. We liked the Greek, a mix of kalamata olives, roma tomatoes, organic tomato sauce, feta, parsley, mozzarella and provolone on a crisp multigrain crust. Dont skip dessert: The fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookies are divine. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2014 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.comVergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember!Celebrate Your Graduate With Us! VERGINATHE STAR OF MEDITERRANEAN-ITALIAN CUISINE ON FIFTH MAY SPECIALENJOY 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE DINNER CHECKFROM THE REGULAR DINNER MENU EVERY DAY DINING ROOM ONLYCANNOT COMBINE WITH OTHER PROMOTIONS. MUST PRESENT COUPON TO ENJOY PROMOTION. VALID IN THE DINNING ROOM ONLY MAY 1-31, 2014. EARLY DINING SPECIALMAIN COURSE WITH A FRESH GARDEN OR CAESAR SALAD AND A GLASS OF WINE FOR ONLY $18.95OFFERED DAILY FROM 5:00-6:45 PMHAPPY HOUR DRINK PRICES WITH YOUR DINNER DAILY 5:00-7:00 PMCANNOT COMBINE WITH OTHER PROMOTIONS. HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED. BAR HAPPY HOURHALF PRICE BEVERAGESDAILY 3:30-7:00 PM TAPAS MENU FROM $4 EACH SERVED AT THE BAR ONLYCANNOT COMBINE WITH OTHER PROMOTIONS. HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED. SUMMER LUNCH SPECIALS STARTING AT $12.95 CUISINEBenja Sushi delivers tasty, tasteful Japanese and Thai fareBetween Century Link and ChickFil-A youll find the latest independent restaurant to make a stand amidst the plethora of chains. Some of the signs still identify it as Sumo Sushi Sake, but its now Benja Sushi, the second restaurant by Khwan Sawai and her husband, Adam Satinsky. The pair opened Thai Udon Cafe last August, bringing together a mix of wellexecuted Japanese and Thai dishes in a sophisticated setting. Their new location has an added attraction: sushi, along with a roomy and attractive sushi bar at which to watch the chef craft your food. With its bamboo front illuminated by a strip of blue neon light, its a pleasant spot in which to dine, cool and soothing, particularly as summer weather commences. The place looks much as it did in its previous incarnation casual and hip, with that great sushi bar dominating the room but the new management has changed the artwork to more conventional screened prints that line one wall from the front of the dining room to the back. On the facing wall, the one-time drive-through window still exists, but is no longer used. As at Thai Udon, dishes are prepared with tender loving care using top-notch ingredients. For example, its possible to order sushi that contains real, honestto-goodness blue crab rather than krab (the ubiquitous surimi, a dubious substance made from fish paste with a consistency that resembles a pencil eraser). Benja Sushis blue crab roll ($11.98) is a delectable blend of flaky crabmeat, spicy mayo, tempura flake, cucumber and tobiko. If you shun sushi containing krab, I suggest trying this roll as it showcases the shellfish as its best. Benja Sushi also offers a different take on crab Rangoon ($6.98), using crab and cream cheese blended well and generously laced with curry, filling large triangular pockets that are perfectly fried to a golden hue. The crisp exterior and creamy, nicely flavored stuffing made for a great starter. Also interesting was the hamachikama (9.98), grilled yellowtail cheek, which we picked from the bone with our forks. The fish is on the strong-tasting side, and a lightly sweet dipping sauce proved a good match. I dont think Id order this again because it required a fair amount of work to extract the fish, but it was an interesting dish and one you dont typically encounter. The other sushi roll we tried, a yellow dragon roll ($12.98), had crunchy tempura shrimp, asparagus and avocado inside the sushi rice and thinly sliced raw salmon draped on top with a drizzle of spicy mayo over that. It was delicious, needing no soy sauce, which so often obscures the delicate flavors of the sushi. Two pieces of tuna sushi ($5.98) were fresh and tasty as well. We headed into Thai territory for entrees, sampling the classic chicken volcano ($17.98) and an intriguing pumpkin curry with shrimp ($16.98). We ordered both dishes moderately spicy, and thats how the volcano turned out. It contained a thinly sliced breast of chicken atop a variety of veggies broccoli, mushrooms and cucumber in a thin chili-laced sauce. I liked that the chicken hadnt been breaded, making for a lighter dish, but it could have been cooked a little longer. The vegetables were just right, but the sauce seemed somewhat less dynamic than other versions Ive had. The curry, on the other hand, was very spicy, its thick, creamy sauce blazing with seasonings. The shrimp were cooked just right and the pumpkin (it appeared to be calabaza) was tender and sweet. Benja Sushi offers the usual suspects for dessert: green tea or red bean ice cream, fried doughnuts or bananas. But after sushi, two appetizers and two entrees, we werent equipped to handle even one between us. Service was good throughout our visit, with dishes well timed, the sushi arriving first and no hot dishes showing up until wed finished with the sushi. That requires some attention from the server, and ours was clearly keeping an eye on us, making sure our glasses were filled and dishes cleared as well. We had hoped for a selection of sakes from which to choose, but so far there isnt a list. The server asked if we wanted filtered or unfiltered and, when we said filtered, produced two options from which we could choose. We selected the well-known Sho Chiku Bai gingo sake, which is light and fruity (and produced in California). Its still in its early days, I know, but Id like to see Benja Sushi expand its sake offerings to match the caliber of its sushi menu. Situated in the same complex as the Hollywood 20 movie complex, I suspect Benja Sushi will get plenty of business, most likely with its sushi proving to be its biggest draw. Email items to karen Benja Thai>> Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $4.98-12.98; entrees, $13.98-$20.98; sushi, $1.98-$8.98; sushi rolls, $6.98-$17.98 >> Beverages: Wine and beer served. >> Seating: At the sushi bar, conventional tables, high tops, banquettes or on front outdoor patio >> Specialties of the house: Sushi, hot Japanese and Thai cuisine >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: or on FacebookRatings: Food: 1/2Service: Atmosphere: 6438 Naples Blvd., Naples, 591-1122 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor a t ( t a e v p W s KAREN FELDMAN / COURTESY PHOTOAbove: A yellow dragon roll and blue crab roll were expertly prepared. Top: Volcano chicken features a sliced chicken breast and lots of veggies. Above: Pumpkin curry with shrimp is an interesting departure from the usual offerings.


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