Florida Weekly staff writer Athena Ponushis has been named Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists in a statewide competition that included all newspapers, TV stations and magazines in Florida. Athena Ponushis clearly can handle a wide range of subject matter, telling each story with great detail, bright and engaging writing, clever turns of phrase and poignancy where warranted, the judges said of her work. Florida Weekly also earned two other awards. Presentation Editor Eric Raddatz won for Art/Photo Illustration and the Florida Weekly staff won for its annual Best issue in the category of Special Publication/Section. All of these awards are especially sweet for us, considering the competition included the Tampa Bay Times, The Miami Herald, The Palm Beach Post and The News-Press, said Florida Weekly Executive Editor Jeffrey Cull.Florida Weekly is locally owned and publishes six newspapers on Floridas east and west coasts with a combined readership of more than 200,000. A seventh newspaper opens in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach market in November. Florida Weekly writer named Journalist of the Year Skunk Ape>> Has eight toes >> Estimated between 7-10 live in Florida >> Enjoys lima beans >> Much like the Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Abominable Snowman there have been only a few supposed sightings.David Shealy>> Has 10 toes >> Estimated only one lives in Florida >> Enjoys lima beans >> Can see him at the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters every dayBY ARTIS HENDERSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent BEFORE YOU SET OUT INTO THE Everglades looking for a Skunk Ape, you will need the following items: map of the area, ladder stand, leaf rake, rope, plaster, bucket, binoculars, a pocket knife, and, curiously, lima beans. This is according to the expedition checklist included in the Everglades Skunk Ape Research Field Guide, necessary reading if you hope to find one of South Floridas most mysterious and perplexing creatures. According to the literature, the male Skunk Ape stands more than 7 feet tall, weighs over 300 pounds, has four toesSEE APE, A8 skunkape.info FLORIDAS ELUSIVE SE SE SE SE S SE S E E E E E E E >>CLIPS FROM VIDEO FOOTAGE | A8 >>LOVING THE BIG BRUTE | C2 TRACKING DOWNPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYPONUSHIS FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF_________________________ www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 45 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 C-SCAPES A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 CLUB NOTES A20 BUSINESS MEETINGS B4 NETWORKING B7-8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C15 SAVE THE DATE C18 CUISINE C22-23 Out of this worldWho knew there was an art museum on the moon? C1 Horsing aroundNaples Equestrian Challenge summer campers saddle up. A10 Camera USA On opening reception at The von Liebig, and more Society photos.C20-21 The game of lifeMeet some coaches who inspire, motivate. B1 INSIDE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 8 Facts About Your Foot & Ankle DR. FAHIM DPM, AACFAS DR. LAM** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. TIMM* FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS** Now accepting new patients. (239) 430-3668www.NaplesPodiatrist.com Common Foot ProblemsRSVP 239-465-6623 2 3 5 6 8 COMMENTARY Goodbye, summerThis is an opinion about living, starting with a photograph my wife took on Sunday afternoon (Goodbye, summer), along with a question about your status: Are you the parent or relative of somebody under 18 who just stepped out of summer and back into school? I am, too joined in the job by a woman who is arguably one of the 10 best mothers in the Western world. Ill leave you to determine who the other seven are. Because along with my wife, one of them is also my own mother and another is my sister. That means you and I have power. The power to suggest a way of living and thinking that might lend our little hoodlums a sense of calm in an otherwise less-than-calm world. You know, someday. Someday when its too late for us to set an example of anything other than mortality. Heres how. Start outside, with your kids. Start with woods and fields and sea and sky. With mud and dry. With things that grow and die and grow again, from the mountain to the fen. (We Sunshine Staters should be comfortable with fens, or any other swamp.) Then once youve started outside, start inside. With books. Books that are fun and silly and amusing and maybe instructive. Books that tell you how to think or what to do. Books that dont tell you how to think or what to do. Books that you like. Books that are on-line or not, in or out of the European tradition or not. After all, before printing there was only storytelling. Before computers there was only printing. And before whatever the future brings, there were only computers. And there have always been mud and bugs and mountains and swamps. Sea and sky. And stories. So who cares what the delivery system is? Some of our favorite books for kids along with those of some our friends and relatives are these, in no particular order: All the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis. Anything by Gary Paulsen (Hatchet, for example) or Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee) or Madeleine LEngle (A Wrinkle in Time) or Margaret Wise Browns Goodnight Moon. Edward Lears poetry and comic rhymes and The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame and E.B. Whites Charlottes Web. Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp, by Mercer Mayer, or Where Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls. The Beatrix Potter books: about Peter Rabbit and the Tale of Two Bad Mice and Tom Kitten. Not to mention Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, and Ogden Nashs The Tale of Custard the Dragon, among others. Or Mark Twains Tom Sawyer, or the Eragon series (Christopher Paolini), or the Harry Potter books of J.K. Rowling or Tolkiens Hobbit stories. And especially Pale Green Pants and The Lorax along with others by Dr. Seuss. Or the simple but beautiful Wolf Story by William McCleery and Were Going on a Bear Hunt, by Helen Oxenbury. And dont forget Shel Silversteins Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends, which my mother-inlaw described as poetry, imagination and absurdity all together a comment that helps me understand how she raised her luminous oldest daughter, one of the 10 best mothers. Or The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, which my niece, Lia Romeo, a novelist and playwright, praised for something about the power and the quietness of it (that) reminds me of a Hopper painting. Along with the Florida-based books of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling) and Patrick Smith (A Land Remembered) and Carl Hiaasen (Hoot and others). And these oldies but goodies: Aesops Fables or Homers Odyssey or (for slightly older kids) The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie Jr., or Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, or any of the J.D. Salinger novels. But much better, try Salingers flawless short story about war, courage, insanity, men, children, sanity and pure goodness: For Esme with Love and Squalor. Thats one of the most positive short stories ever written, not to mention one of the most touching and beautiful, by a man who probably had PTSD, avoidance issues, anxiety, depression and who knows what else. Thats just my guess. His story describes a wounded G.I. in London near the end of World War II, who gets help from a couple of kids. So look: this weekend. Or after school. Or any time that presents itself. Get up out of the chair or get down in the chair. But get there somewhere with your kids. In the mud. In the print. And give them a future, not to mention a mighty fine day. a m o y B roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.com Reporters & ColumnistsKaren Feldman Artis Henderson Don Manley Jim McCracken Athena Ponushis Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz firstname.lastname@example.orgGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Nick Donato Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerCameo Hinman email@example.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org Cori Higgins email@example.com Aron Hubers firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Watts email@example.com Sales and Marketing AssistantCarolyn AhoBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Cull email@example.com Jim Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2013 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state LETTER TO THE EDITORThe missing pieces of the plea for peaceTo the Editor:Amy Goodman was back again on page four of the Aug. 14-20 edition of Florida Weekly doing what she seems to do best: demonizing Israel. However, this time she entices the reader with a very reasonable sounding and upbeat title A venerable Jewish voice for peace which must have attracted quite a few readers. It doesnt take her very long to get right to her point that Israel is solely responsible for the current bloodshed in Gaza, talking about the Israeli assault on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip in the very first sentence of her article. To say that this article is one-sided is a gross understatement. Nowhere will the reader find mention of the thousands of rockets fired into Israel by Hamas, which precipitated the conflict. Not a mention of the tunnels built by Hamas, with building materials that Israel allowed into Gaza, that Hamas prepared to use for attacks on Israeli civilians. No mention of the use of human shields by Hamas, which resulted in such a tragic loss of life among the Palestinian residents of Gaza. No mention of the use of UN structures, schools, hospitals and mosques from which to fire and store rockets and mortars. As a matter of fact, no mention of the Hamas rulers of Gaza, whose charter and daily pronouncements pledge the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews. She does mention, in conclusion, that the U.S. and the rest of the world should pressure Israel to stop the slaughter. One has to wonder if she would feel the same way if she were living in Israel under a constant bombardment of rockets and mortars. Ms. Goodmas coup de grace in this article is the interview with 84-year-old Henry Siegman, who she describes as the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress and the Synagogue Council of America. Apparently, Mr. Siegman has credentials that Ms. Goodman, who has repeatedly shown herself to be blindly committed to the Hamas narrative that Israel is the aggressor, does not have. He is further described as a refugee from Nazi Germany and an ardent Zionist as a child. A little online research of Henry Siegman reveals that he is far from an unbiased voice for peace. In the past, he has referred to Israel as a de facto apartheid state, has met with the Hamas leader Khaled Mashal in Syria, has criticized the peace efforts of Ehud Olmert and George W. Bush and has been described as the far left corner of the Middle East worldview. At the end of the article, there is mention that Denis Moynihan of her staff contributed research to this column. It doesnt appear that Mr. Moynihan has done a very thorough job of research, as he seems to have missed completely what precipitated this slaughter, the fact that the Synagogue Council of America was dissolved in 1994 and that the opinions stated by Mr. Siegman are not the policies of the American Jewish Congress. Of course, any innocent civilian casualty is a tragedy. But, with more than a quarter of a million people killed in the countries around Israel in the last three years, one has to wonder whether Israel deserves finger pointing and double standards from Ms. Goodman and the international community? Stephen Brazina Naples GUEST OPINIONThe Florida governor nobody remembers Heres a nightmarish thought. The seemingly interminable race for governor has almost three months to go. Can we possibly endure? This is an extraordinarily disheartening contest, laden with bombast and BS, and it comes atop the bumbling and meanspirited rule of Rick Scott. Even in the best of years and this is not the best of years by a long shot Floridas politics will grind your soul to dust, if you let it. The race appears to be a dead heat between Gov. Scott and the Golden Greek, former Gov. Charlie Crist. Mr. Crist has at times been a Republican, an independent and a Democrat, which is his current incarnation. His political loyalty may swing with the breeze, but his magnificent tan never fades. The potential spoiler is Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie, who, according to a recent poll, is favored by about 9 percent of the electorate. The impossibly quirky Mr. Wyllie is known principally for his peculiar outrage over the manner in which Florida issues its drivers licenses. Oh dear. At moments like this, when I am disillusioned and cynical, I look back to a time 27 long years ago to Floridas Age of Aquarius, politically speaking. It was a time when a governor completed his term without a single scandal or misstep. A time when no under-the-table deals were sought or made. A time of unprecedented harmony between the chief executive and the legislature. A time when the governor never acted the fool or embarrassed the state. Further, not a single penny not one was wasted during this governors term. I am referencing the reign of one John Wayne Mixson, Floridas 39th governor. If you are new to the state or even if you are a Florida native who happened to take an especially long nap early in 1987 the name Wayne Mixson will not register. This is understandable, for Mr. Mixson was governor for just three days in 1987, from Jan. 3 6. This improbable circumstance resulted from Bob Grahams decision to step down as governor with three days left in his second term so he could be sworn in as a U.S. senator. Mr. Mixson was lieutenant governor, and he was elevated to serve what was left of the tenure. Governor-elect Bob Martinez waited in the wings. Mr. Mixson suffered through two terms as lieutenant governor under Mr. Graham. During this time he carved an unwanted reputation as a cutter of ceremonial ribbons. Mr. Mixson chafed at the diminished role Mr. Graham assigned him. He was neither consulted nor considered when major (or even minor) decisions were made. He was a typical lieutenant governor. The do-nothingness of his job was brought into stark relief in 1985, when Hurricane Elena bore down on the Gulf Coast on Labor Day Weekend. An evacuation was ordered. Mr. Graham was in Brazil, and the decision to evacuate was made not by Mr. Mixson but by Mr. Grahams chief of staff. There was no pomp associated with Mr. Mixsons ascension to the governorship. About 300 friends and family members witnessed the oathtaking, and Mr. Mixson took only his pen with him to the governors office. Mr. Mixson, then a 64-year-old cattle rancher, had few illusions about his role as governor. He allowed that he didnt view himself as a crown prince, which was fortunate, because no one else did, either. Rather, Mr. Mixson sounded more like a wideeyed school kid who was granted a moment behind the governors desk while touring the Capitol. I think (Florida) will probably survive this great shock, he said. Im honored to get a few hours to survey the state from these heights. Mr. Mixson retired from politics following his three-day term, and he may have made more headlines in retirement than he did in office. A longtime Democrat, Mr. Mixson as a private citizen endorsed several Republicans. This angered his party, which was a bit odd, since a Mixson endorsement carried a feathers weight. Mr. Mixson is 92 years old. He is a forgotten footnote, the Invisible Man of the states political past. The website of the National Governors Association does not even list him on its roster of Floridas governors. He once remarked, I wanted to be known as the governor who did the least damage to Florida. Not the loftiest of goals, perhaps, but a realistic one given Mr. Mixsons abilities and the state of affairs at the time. Yet those who pooh-pooh Mr. Mixsons eye-blink administration should ask themselves: When has Gov. Scott gone three consecutive days without screwing up something? Chew on that as we slouch toward Election Day. e w f n w J bill CORNWELLSpecial to Florida Weekly
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 Fine Furniture | Unique Accessories | Heirloom Rugs | Custom Window Treatments | Award-Winning Design Services Naples 5015 Tamiami Trail N. Fort Mye 14125 S. Tamiami Trail Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle WayDistinctlyNorris.com By Steven King, Norris Home Furnishings Sleep ExpertSKing@norrishomefurnishings.com CSCAPESAn ounce of (termite) preventionWhen we were kids growing up in Connecticut, we used to giggle at TV cartoons that depicted swarms of termites buzzing through a home and leaving only dust in their wake. Sometimes theyd buzz through a whole town, and Acme Termite Control would be overwhelmed. Termites always came in the form of armies, destroyed whatever they found in seconds and were unstoppable. At least these were the impressions we took away from those Saturday morning cartoons. Turns out, that image is quite accurate. Its only the fast-forward part thats not. Unlike other bugs and fungi, termites move slowly, thoroughly, through a home. They often do a tremendous amount damage before you even know theyre there. And because theyve been around for 50 million years, theyve learned to adapt to virtually anything this world can throw at them. Nowadays, they love to eat anything made of cellulous. Since most homes are made of wood products that contain cellulous, termites want to eat your house. And it need not be a wood-frame house, just a house containing wood elements. Most homes have wood trim, and its safe to say that every home has a wood -frame roof which means most homeowners here in Southwest Florida are at serious risk of sharing their abodes with the most unwanted of dinner guests. Again, in the early stages before the damage becomes serious, you might not even know theyve arrived. Once termites are established, however, they are relatively easy to identify. For one thing, you can actually hear the little buggers. Put your ear to the wall. If you hear a faint movement or a slight tapping, its time to call the exterminator. For another, they are very careful about disposing their disposables outside of their living spaces, clear evidence of their presence. Dark or soft spots in the wood of your home is another indicator. If the wood can be easily scratched or feels a little soft or spongy, termites are the likely culprit. If you find mud tunnels or piles near the foundation of your home, if you see small holes in the walls (inside or out) as though a tiny woodpecker has been pecking away at your drywall, wallpaper or molding, prepare yourself for the worst. The most serious signs of infestation are too obvious to miss: ripples or blisters in your walls, floors that buckle or droop, the presence of sawdust, a hollow sound when you tap on a wall or molding and the appearance of ant-like insects with white wings. So what to do about it? Get an inspection. By an expert. This will not be free. Peace of mind rarely is. But its worth it to know whether you have termites. And the sooner the better. Most experts recommend safeguarding the perimeter of your home with termite plugs, or bait traps, that are dug into the ground and filled with cellulous-rich wood chunks. Termites cant resist them, so rather than enter your home, they stop at the border for a little snack and never arrive at their destination. I also recommend getting an annual contract that covers both inside and outside your home, so your exterminator comes several times a year to check the plugs and inside and outside your home, including the attic. One last thing: Even if your home does not have termites right now, your neighbors house might, and if it does, its just a matter of time before yours will, too. Termites migrate with the best of varmints. So do yourself a favor and have your home checked out and protected. Yes, termite and pest prevention can be expensive, but nowhere near as expensive as it is to replace walls, foundations or roofs. When shes not dispensing valuable household advice, Cheryl Turner can most often be found showing one of her real estate clients a house thats on the market. cherylTURNERCheryl@cherylturner.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 on each foot, and gives off a notoriously noxious odor. In many ways, its description bears a striking resemblance to that other tall, hominid creature, Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, native to the Pacific Northwest. Both the Skunk Ape and Bigfoot are rumored to be omnivorous and nocturnal and both are known for their strong unpleasant smell. Both creatures have a long history in the folklore traditions of the indigenous peoples of their native territories and both became popular obsessions in the 1960s and 0s. In many ways each one also mirrors another mythical creature, the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, rumored to live in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet and Nepal. In fact, nearly every continent has its own version of the Skunk Ape, which makes it hard to assess whether the phenomenon should be approached with ones tongue planted firmly in ones cheek or if the story might actually carry some weight. The Skunk Ape community is filled with stories of sightings, and most follow the same narrative: a large creature covered in hair and walking on two legs appears briefly before vanishing into the brush. Most of these stories conclude with a similar disclaimer, I swear I wasnt drinking. A lot of the Skunk Ape evidence is like this spotty, anonymous, and difficult to pin down. So, I thought, why not track a Skunk Ape myself? With this in mind, I headed to the most logical place, the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters in Ochopee, Fla., off the Tamiami Trail in the Big Cypress National Preserve. On the drive there, I started to worry about the lima beans. Lima beans, according to the field guide, is the preferred type of food to use when baiting the Skunk Ape. Other kinds of legumes work well black eyed peas, pinto beans, and kidney beans as well as corn or rice. One can also use deer liver. But baiting is strictly prohibited in national parks and state-owned preserves, and I was anxious about the possibility of being stopped by a Florida Fish and Wildlife agent. How else to explain the lima beans, except that I was trying to bait a Skunk Ape? And which was worse: getting caught with the intent to bait, or having to acknowledge that I was tromping through the swamp looking for a big, hairy, smelly, maybe-mythical creature? In the end, I decided to leave the lima beans behind. By the time I arrived at the research headquarters, the days heat had already set in. The air had that thick yellow quality it develops in deep summer and the sun blazed out of a cloudless sky. I wished I had brought more sunscreen. Insects sent up a steady hiss from the tall grass, and I imagined a Skunk Ape lurking behind every cabbage palm. The Research Headquarters, as it turns out, is not much more than a gift shop and a small zoo. You can buy Skunk Ape bumper stickers and ice cream (but no sunscreen) and take a look at some of the reptiles found in the area. Theres a campground, too, and a place to rent canoes and kayaks. The cynical among us might say all this activity around the Skunk Ape is just a way to draw in business. But I, for one, wouldnt dare. The young man behind the counter Tommy, from his name tag took my credit card for the pole boat Id rented, and we chatted about recent Skunk Ape sightings. I had decided beforehand to approach the process with nary a wink or a nudge. If someone wanted to eye-roll over the Skunk Ape, Id let it be the experts. Tommy, for his part, was mostly earnest as he played me a video of a recent sighting, although he acknowledged his own skepticism. Still, the video had an eerie realism to it that left me wondering. Im no Dian Fossey but the gorilla-like creature certainly looked believable to me. In the video, which was shot from behind, the seated animal paws at a cypress tree set in the middle of a watery slough. We can hear the man behind the camera as he eloquently sums up his feelings: What the f -After several minutes the creature stands, and for the second or two before our videographer runs away, we see it at its full height. In truth, it has none of the obvious man-in-a-gorillasuit fakery Ive come to identify with specimens of the Bigfoot variety. You should really talk to Dave Shealy, Tommy said before I set out. He can give you some tips. David Shealy? The man who runs the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters? Who put together the Skunk Ape Research Field Guide? Who literally wrote the book on all things Skunk Ape (available in the gift shop for $5)? Tommy gave Mr. Shealy a call over the radio and he arrived a few minutes later, a man just over 50 with a shaved head and alert eyes and the kind of bearing that suggests his family has been in the Everglades for generations. (They have). Youll have the best luck if you head for the hardwood hammocks, Mr. Shealy told me. Those are the high points of land where the Skunk Ape feeds. In addition to fish, bird nestlings, and wild deer, Skunk Apes also dine on a variety of edible plants pond apples, hog plums, acorns, and saw palmetto berries. All of this you find on dry land. Of course, other animals like dry land, too, Mr. Shealy said. Youll want to watch out for snakes. Snakes? Just next to the cash register, someone had taped a photo of a man wrestling a giant python. I pointed to the picture and raised an eyebrow. Behind the counter, Tommy beamed. Thats me, he said. I shuddered. Mr. Shealy gave advice on which direction to take the boat and warned me to make sure I paid attention to which channels I followed. The area is vast: more than 700,000 acres in the Big Cypress National Preserve alone. I realized for the first time that my search was going to be harder than I thought. Youll know theres been one around, Mr. Shealy said, if the waters churned up. They like to get into alligator caves. And youll recognize the smell, Tommy said.SKUNK APEFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOImages of video that purportedly shows the Skunk Ape at dusk. You can find the video on YouTube. COURTESY PHOTODavid Shealy runs the Skunk Ape Research Center in Ochopee. Youll have the best luck if you head for the hardwood hammocks ... Those are the high points of land where the Skunk Ape feeds. David Shealy Skunk Ape Research Headquarters
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 NEWS A9 AFK AFFORDABLE FLOORING & KITCHENS239-4-FLOORS (239-435-6677)afknaples.com 2700 Immokalee Road, #14 (in the Uptown Plaza near Sams Club)Affordable Luxury! To see more remodels by AFK visit Like us on to follow our work! Whats it smell like? I asked. Mr. Shealy gave me the kind of look that said Id never find a Skunk Ape. It smells like a skunk, he said. With a cypress pole and a flat-bottomed boat, I set out into the wilderness. By then the heat had reached a febrile intensity, and I melted inside my outdoor gear. To explore the places of standing water and sawgrass, I first had to navigate a series of mangrove channels strung with elaborate spiderwebs. The spiders themselves hung at face level, their iridescent bodies bobbing as I approached, poised to tangle in my hair. Their sticky webs stretched across my face, and I squealed and shook and scooped them overboard before they could disappear up a pant leg. Skunk Ape doubters say that one of the reasons the creature cant exist is the low breeding population. David Shealy estimates that between seven and nine Skunk Apes live in the Everglades. Thats less than a dozen creatures on 1.5 million acres of land. How would they ever find each other in all that territory? Eventually I reached the point I had been aiming for, a flat, wide-open space that sat nearly empty to the horizon. In the very far distance, a few cypress trees stood like sentinels on their high-ground hammocks. There was no sound but the wind. For a brief moment, a black crow circled overhead and called out. Then it, too, disappeared and once again I was alone. In the manicured lawns and carefully crafted green spaces of our everyday lives, we sometimes forget the primal, often dangerous quality of untouched nature. Here was a vast tract of land in which anything might hide. As the day wore on, a storm built in the east and gray-bottomed clouds filled the sky. I ate the sandwich I had packed for lunch while a breeze whistled through the crabgrass then took a final look at the vast acreage set before me and decided it was time to head home. I never saw any sign of the Skunk Ape. But heres the thing: I also didnt see any turtles, or alligators, or even snakes. And those I know exist. Which made me think of a long-ago history lesson. After the Seminole Wars of the mid-19th century, thousands of Seminole Indians were relocated to reservations in Oklahoma. But several hundred escaped, and those who stayed behind disappeared into the vast swampland that would eventually become the Everglades. For more than two decades that wild place concealed them, and as I poled through the seemingly empty land I wondered what creatures might lay hidden there. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. She also writes the Sandy Days, Salty Nights column that appears on page C2 of Florida Weekly. This weeks column is about Skunk Ape erotica. COURTESY PHOTOVisitors can buy T-shirts and shot glasses at the Skunk Ape Research Center. SKUNK-APE CROSSING Nick Donato
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 YMCA offers transportation to after-school careThe Greater Naples YMCA offers complimentary bus transportation to its Healthy Living Campus for after-school care from the following Collier County schools: Big Cypress, Osceola, Pelican Marsh, Poinciana, Seagate and Vineyards. In addition to its after-school programs at the Healthy Living Campus, the Greater Naples YMCA also provides programs on-site at the following schools: Golden Gate, Royal Palm Academy and Shadowlawn. The after-school programs run from 2:50-6 p.m. Registration is $40 per family for a calendar year. Weekly fees vary based on several factors, including number of days a week participating, whether enrolled in both before-school and afterschool care and whether siblings also attend. Typically, before and after care costs for four to five days per week are $60 per child for Y members and $65 per child for nonmembers. Financial assistance and sibling discounts are available. For registration or more information about before-school and afterschool care, call 597-3148. To learn more about the Greater Naples YMCA and its other programs, visit greaternaplesymca. org. Kids saddle up for NEC summer camp SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYNaples Equestrian Challenge provided a weeklong summer camp experience for boys and girls in the Health Under Guided Systems (H.U.G.S.) program run by the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The collaboration kicked off NECs 15th year of providing summer inclusion horsemanship camps to both special needs and typically developing children in Collier County. H.U.G.S. campers learned how to care for, groom, tack and ride one of NECs 10 therapy horses, but they left with even more. Learning how to use mental focus, creative visualization and clarity of intent to direct and create boundaries with a 1,000-pound creature gives these kids a tremendous boost to their selfesteem, says Missy Saracino, NEC program director. This newly found confidence along with the closeness they share with the horses over the span of a week also helps them deepen their awareness of personal issues, core feelings and areas of bodily tension that may be inhibiting them from reaching their potential, she adds. Our kids absolutely loved being part of such a unique summer camp, says Nydia Adams-Petty, family support liaison with H.U.G.S. It warmed my heart to witness their joy and to see how enthusiastic they were about something other than video games. NEC provided scholarships for all participants in the H.U.G.S. camp, thanks to support from the Naples Children and Education Foundation, The League Club, Special Needs Childrens Fund and private donors. NEC holds its summer inclusion horsemanship camp for kids ages 4-16 every summer. Campers are supervised by PATH-certified (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) therapeutic riding instructors as well as statecertified public school teachers and trained camp counselors. Each week culminates with a horse show where campers display what theyve learned and are presented with trophies and ribbons.About the programsSince it was established in 1995, NEC has worked to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs. A PATH premier accredited center, it serves more than 500 participants each year. Through donations and sponsorships, NEC is able to provide equine therapy to those who need it most, regardless of income level. For more information, visit naplesequestrianchallenge.org. H.U.G.S. is a community-based mental health initiative that provides early identification of mental health problems, support for families to help them make informed decisions and navigation for them to secure the long-term services they need. For more information, visit namicollier.org. On the sensory trail at Naples Equestrian challenge.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 My platform? Simple Put People First & ListenPenny Taylor believes in:Developing Clean Industry Preserving Our Beaches Saving Taxpayer Money Protecting Our Neighborhoods Advancing Medical Technology To learn more about Penny, visitVotePenny.comPrimary Election Date August 26, 2014Real Experience to LeadTen-Year Veteran on Naples City Council Two Years as Vice Mayor Endorsed by the Naples Daily News En dorsed by e Greater Naples Better Government Committee Endorsed by the following Community Leaders:Del Ackerman John Allen Councilman Bill Barnett George & Sharon Carisch Edward Che y Myra Daniels Vin DePasquale Susan H. Earl Terry Flynn Joe Fogg Judy Hushon Lavern Norris Gaynor Ellin Goetz Tom Grady Richard Grant Alan Horton Pat & Annette Mullaney Moe Kent Fred Pezeshkan Jim Rideoette Dan Ruhl Amy Saad Delores Sorey Kevin Stoneburner Drs. Jon & Cynthia Strohmeyer Councilwoman Dee Sulick Vicki Tracy Dolph von Arx Michael WatkinsStrong Neighborhoods Make Stronger CommunitiesPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Penny Taylor (R) for Collier County Commission District 4. Think your last flight was unpleasant? The May 28 US Airways flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia had to be diverted to Kansas City after a passengers service dog did what dogs do, in the aisle, twice (an hour apart). One passenger used the terms lingering smell, dry heaving and throwing up in describing the situation. On a recent (perhaps July) Delta flight from Beijing to Detroit, a Chinese couple apparently nonchalantly laid down paper on their toddlers seat and encouraged him to address his bowels needs despite numerous pleas from nearby passengers to take him to the restroom. According to Chinese news reports, social media sites erupted in criticism of the family for its embarrassing behavior.Democracy in action Steve Grossman, Massachusetts state treasurer, who is running for governor, performed heroically at a candidate forum in March. The Boston Globe reported that Grossman fervently answered questions on everything from transgender rights (to) sex education (and) issues facing (the) aging members of the (gay/transgender) community while simultaneously passing a kidney stone (which most victims rate as level 10 pain the highest on the medical scale, described by some as comparable to childbirth). Steve Wiles gathered only 28 percent of the vote in his North Carolina state senate race in May after revelations that he lately an opponent of gay rights was until about four years ago a gay male who worked as the female impersonator Mona Sinclair at a gay nightclub in Winston-Salem. As recently as April, however (three weeks before a newspapers revelation), Wiles was categorically denying that he used to be Mona Sinclair. Thats not me, he said. Thats him, said a man who worked with him at the club. Said the clubs then-co-owner: I have no ax to grind against him. I just think hes a liar. The Alaskan government is scrambling to fulfill its obligation to welcome native communities votes on a state tax resolution in August. That means paying translators (at up to $50 a hour) to set out the measure for communities using the languages Yupik, Inupiak, Siberian Yupik, Koyukon Athabascan and Gwichin Athabascan. (The tax measure must also be available on audio for those communities that rely on the oral tradition.) For example, the yes-or-no tax question in Yupik is Una-qaa alerquun ciuniurumanrilli?Not my faultTom Lakin is challenging State Farm in a St. Clair County, Ill., courtroom, claiming that the sexual abuse he was convicted of was unintentional and that therefore his homeowners insurance ought to have covered any claims by the victim. (State Farm, and other insurers, generally pay out for negligent events.) He said he had no idea that serving minors alcohol and drugs and encouraging them to have sex with each other would lead to their later sexual exploitation by other adults.The redneck chronicles A man was hospitalized in Shreveport, La., in June after being carried away by a wind gust as he held onto a mattress in the back of a pickup truck on Interstate 49. He suffered road burn and fractures. Jenna Ketcham, 25, was arrested in Sebastian, Fla., in July after exacting a bit of revenge against an ex-boyfriend, whom she encountered squiring another woman in his pickup truck. According to police, Ketcham hit the man in the face and the genitals, and emptied his dip spit cup on him.The new world order Among the foods you wouldnt even eat if trapped on a desert island in a May London Daily Mirror feature: canned cheeseburger (Germany), canned whole chicken (Sweet Sue brand of USA), canned peanut butter and jelly sandwich (Mark One Foods of USA), canned bacon (Hungary), Squeez Bacon (in a plastic jar like ketchup, from Vilhelm Lilleflask of Sweden), whole peeled lamb tongues (New Zealand) and Elephant Dung Beer (from excreted coffee beans by Japans Sankt Gallen). Also mentioned: Casu Marzu (cheese containing live maggots that the foods few fans swear make its taste irresistible and which News of the Weird reported in 2000). The first pheromone party is said to have been staged in New York City in 2010, but the concept was revived recently in London, with men and women bringing threeeach used, unwashed, un-fragranced T-shirts in plastic bags as the price of admission (along with the equivalent of $25). Guests sniff the coded bags one after another until genes kick in and signal the sniffer that a certain shirt belongs to Mr. or Ms. Right. At that point, the sniffer projects a cellphone selfie on the wall, and whoever brought that shirt sees the sniffer, at which time things return to normal, i.e., deciding if the sniffer is sufficiently good-looking. The Italian news agency ANSA reported in July that Italys San Vittore prison in Milan is scheduling regular happy hour socials for its female inmates catered, with alcohol, and with external guests welcomed, to the displeasure of the prison guards union. The deputy director of the prison service was quoted by ANSA as approving the events, leading union representatives to complain to the ministry of Justice. Least-competent law enforcement The Clay County (Florida) Sheriffs Office twice this year arrested the wrong Ashley Chiasson in January (for grand theft) and in May (writing bad checks) despite three years, five inches, 20 pounds and distinctive middle names separating them (Ashley Odessa, the suspect, vs. Ashley Nicole, the innocent victim). (Odessa spent five weeks in jail before deputies admitted their mistake.) NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 Patty Registers backyard is not like yours. Hers is a pond filled with alligators and crocodiles. I walked with her along the side of her house, where she casually pointed to a door. Thats my utility room, she said. I make sure to glance out before opening that door, in case one of the crocs decides to lay there. I saw marks that looked like mud swipes thigh-high on the wood. The crocs come into your yard? Are those croc marks on the door? Yep, she said cheerfully. Mama crocs looking for a place to bury their eggs. They have all those wide-open banks out there, but they LOVE my yard. Patty is a person who breaks into a smile at the least excuse, often accompanied by a laugh that makes you laugh too. I looked at the door with newfound appreciation. But Patty, how do you look out? Theres no glass. The peephole, she said. Then I push it open slowly in case one of them is laying up against it. Wouldnt want to just tromp out and trip over one. Best not to startle them when theyre in egglaying mode. You raised children here? I asked, feeling a profound sense that Patty was either the bravest or craziest woman I had met in a long time. Sure did! she said. Two kids, Erica and Ben, grew up in the fishbowl we call the farm. They survived just fine.Patty and her husband, Allen, not only own Gatorama, they live there, on-site, in a home attached to the gift shop. Beyond their home lies the park, and within it lives a menagerie of critters, many that would be happy to eat you. A long wooden bridge over the croc and gator ponds leads to two male Florida panthers, Nile crocs, Cuban crocs, bobcats, skunks, parrots, land tortoises and more. Allen pointed cautiously to the Cuban crocs. Theyre jumpers, he said. They can jump from underwater, straight up, faster than you can believe. Theyll catch you quicker than anything else in here. The glittering, intense golden eye of the croc followed Allens every move. Gatorama is an iconic Florida roadside attraction. Before Disney established a new kind of theme park, Florida tourist entertainment was largely provided by a string of such roadside attractions, each touting its own one-of-a-kind experience. During the 1950s and s there were 72 in existence. Now in its 58th year, Gatorama is one of only 12 remaining. The Registers have welcomed visitors to their park since 1989. Gatorama offers todays visitors feeding shows, hands-on animal experiences and the back-to-nature ambiance of life in a real live swamp. Its open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas, which means the Registers have the public strolling through their yard 363 days per year. Unusual? For sure. This time of year, however, the place gets even more unusual, as the annual Gatorama Hatching Festival draws up to 1,000 visitors a day to the uniquely Florida destination at a crossroads known locally as Palmdale in the city of Moore Haven, a drive thats about 50 minutes northeast of Fort Myers on U.S. 27.Over a two-week period, usually the last two weeks in August, gator eggs, thousands of them, ripen and ha tch. Cute little yellow-striped, greeneyed reptiles, properly called hatchlings, wriggle free of their shells, chirping, squirming and snapping at anything that happens by. Born toothless, they arent able to cause damage to human skin, but the action is entertaining. To demonstrate their readiness for life, Allen placed a newly hatched gator in a shallow pool of water and touched his pinky to its mouth. The baby clamped its grape-sized pink jaws onto his finger and struggled mightily to twist its tiny body over. Theyre born knowing how to do the death-roll adult gators are famous for, Allen explained. The vain efforts of the pencil-length critter are comical, but its easy to see that a tadpole would have a tough time not being a first meal. The Hatching Festival provides Gatorama guests, including children, a hold-and-hatch experience, a chance to have a real live gator born in your hand.I was born in Fort Myers, grew up water skiing on the gator-filled Caloosahatchee River and hunting in the Everglades. I am neither particularly afraid of the wild reptiles, nor excited to see one. Unless it is of abnormal size or doing something unusual, I find an alligator about as fascinating as a pelican. For me, the most exciting thing about the creature is fall football GO GATORS!!! That said, I visited Gatorama during hatching time last year and experienced the thrill of having a big warm egg placed in my hands. I followed my hatching guides instructions, and together we birthed the squirming, chirping little newborn into the world. The baby was warm, soft and surprisingly vigorous. I held it face-level to me and we stared directly into each others eyes. The childrens book by P.D. Eastman, Are You My Mother? came to mind and I grinned a Grinchy grin at the hatchling, imagining its confusion. A gator birthing in my hand was a unique experience, thrilling and memorable far beyond what I expected. Its just not the sort of thing that happens every day, or any day.The majority of eggs hatched at Gatorama are obtained through Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions public waters alligator egg collection program. Every June an elaborate program of monitoring freshly laid gator eggs is undertaken. Spotters in helicopters find nests in remote locations, on designated lakes and rivers throughout the state. Ground crews on airboats are then directed to nests, and experienced handlers are sent in to keep female gators at bay while eggs are gathered. Eggs are carefully marked, counted, candled and packed in natural nesting material. For the past 21 years, Allen Register has served as the states alligator egg collection coordinator, a position elected yearly by Florida alligator farmers and appointed by the FWC executive director. The egg harvest serves as a part of population management on public wetlands. Newly gathered eggs are divided between licensed alligator farmers, who currently pay the state $5 per gathered egg, regardless of whether it hatches or not. The cost of collection is also borne by the farmers, roughly $7 per egg. The expensive crop is then carefully pampered and monitored in special incubator rooms designed to keep eggs moist, warm and undisturbed. Unlike bird eggs, gator eggs are never turned. They are marked, and the mark must always remain upright or the embryo dies.Its hatching time at GatoramaBY CYNTHIA MOTTFlorida Weekly Correspondent Gatorama Hatching Festival>> Where: 10665 N. U.S. 27, Moore Haven >> When: Aug. 23-Sept. 1 >> Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. >> Admission: $14.95 for adults ($1 discount for seniors, military and teachers); $6.95 for youngsters less than 60 inches tall, free for kids knee-high to a grasshopper >> Hold-and-hatch experience: Additional $15 >> Reservations: Recommended >> Info: (863) 675-0623 or gatorama.com GATORAMA / COURTESY PHOTOA toothless newborn alligator hatchling emerging from an egg.GATORAMA / COURTESY PHOTOLily and Bella Barker, granddaughters of Allen and ppatty Register, play with baby gators.GATORAMA / COURTESY PHOTO Laura from Naples is happy with her hatchling.CYNTHIA MOTT / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Fitness on Fire marks the one-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed the main building at the Greater Naples YMCA. Participants can choose from a 2-mile walk or 5and 10-K runs. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the walk/ run starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Healthy Living Campus, 5450 YMCA Road. Strollers and leashed pets are welcome. All donations will benefit the Ys rebuild efforts. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call 597-3148 or visit greaternaplesymca.org. The seventh annual Christmas Island Style golf tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club on Marco Island. Registration for $120 per golfer includes breakfast before the 8:30 a.m. shotgun start and lunch and an awards ceremony after the tournament. All proceeds will benefit programs of Christmas Island Style Marco Island. To sign up or for more information, call Dick Shanahan, 860-4354; Debra Shanahan, 248-7419; or Steve Stefanides, 250-8348. The ninth annual Walk for the Way to benefit United Way of Collier County steps out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at North Collier Regional Park. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Suggested donation is $10 per family or team. The 2.5-mile, family-friendly walk benefits the United Way and its 31 partner agencies. For more information, visit unitedwayofcolliercounty.org. The United Way Run for the Way 5K will precede the Walk for the Way with a start time of 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit Gulf Coast Runners at gcrunner.org. YP Naples hosts its eighth annual dodge ball tournament Saturday morning, Sept. 27, at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Pelican Larrys will host the post-tourney party. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $150 to $5,000. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. For details about sponsorships, email tournament coordinator Ryan Williams at email@example.com. 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Sponsors and volunteers are being recruited for the 18th annual Naples Kids Fishing Clinic, a photo catchand-release event that takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Naples City Pier. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Anglers ages 5-15 who complete the clinic will receive a Shakespeare fishing combo (while supplies last). The clinic is presented by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. For information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, call Tiffany Sawyer at 6820900 or Rebecca Lucas at (850) 617-9639. The second annual Kiwanis Stride Away Through Hideaway family 5K takes place Saturday morning, Oct. 4, at the Hideaway on Marco Island. All proceeds will benefit Eliminate Maternal/ Neonatal Tetanus. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Dianna Dohm at 259-1405. Registration is open for BB&TOswald Trippe and Companys second annual Surf & Turf Experience taking place Friday though Sunday, Oct. 17-19 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island. Proceeds will help support the mission of Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Inc. to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans. Teams of three sportsmen will compete in fishing and golf. Participation is limited to 60 individuals. The $1,500 entry fee provides each participant with two-night accommodations at South Seas Island Resort; a Friday evening cocktail party, dinner and casino night; Saturday breakfast, fishing, lunch, golf, cocktail reception, dinner, auction and awards; and Sunday breakfast. Saturday awards dinner tickets are $150. For more information, call Stacey Mercado at 433-7189 or visit dvic.us. 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The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the American Legion Post 303, 27678 Imperial Shores Blvd. in Bonita Springs. The next meeting is Aug. 26. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is John Dykhuis of Naples. For more information, visit ussvi.org/base/naples.asp. The Naples Press Club invites members and the working press to happy hour from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at M Waterfront Grille in the Village on Venetian Bay and at the same time Thursday, Sept. 25, at FISH, also in the Village. Appetizers are provided and there is a cash bar. The Naples Orchid Society holds its next meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 4, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Member Bill Overton will lead a workshop in orchid mounting at 6 p.m., followed by guest speaker Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids in Southern California. An expert in the Brazilian cattleya and miniature cattleya breeding, Mr. Koch will discuss Cattleyas 365/24/7. Plants from his nursery will be available for purchase. A plant raffle will be held, and members are encouraged to bring in plants for judging. Refreshments are provided. Attendance is free. For more information, visit naplesorchidsociety.org. The Democratic Womens Club of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month in the Walden Oaks Professional Center, 6710 Lone Oak Blvd. The next meeting is Sept. 20. For more information, email email@example.com. 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 298-4083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com. 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 I-75. The next meetings are Aug. 26 and Sept. 8. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. The Naples Civitan Club meets at noon on the first Wednesday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is Sept. 3. The service club focuses on assisting people with developmental disabilities. The club sponsors the Challenger Little League baseball team and welcomes new participants in that youth program. The Civitan International Research Center in Birmingham, Ala., works toward finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome. For more information about the local club, call 774-2623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gamma Phi Beta alumnae are invited to join the Summer Lunch Bunch on the second Monday of the month. The next meeting is Sept. 8. For location and reservations, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420 or email lynnecnordhoff@ gmail.com. The Naples Digital Photography Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Edison State College-Collier Campus, Building J-Conference Center. The next meeting is Sept. 11. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit dpi-sig.org. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.CLUB NOTES True Fashionistas Designer Resale in the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt challenges intrepid locals to come together and create the largest Ice Bucket Challenge event in Southwest Florida from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23. Anyone willing to be doused with ice water in the name of the ALS Association should bring a bucket. 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But even so, there are literally millions, most far less capable and accomplished than Robin Williams, who recover from relapse, who survive depression and who manage in the face of grave illnesses without ending their lives. However, the combination of the persistent debilitating mental effects of the experience of addiction along with a painful psychological condition can create a suffering capable of robbing the will to live even from the best. Such a suffering can be, and often is internal, hidden from the outside world by the shame inherent in both addictive and mental illnesses. A review of Mr. Williams life history is telling. During some of his developmental years he was bullied and ridiculed by peers. For most of his childhood he was deprived of the attention of his mother and father. In fact, when his father was present, Mr. Williams reportedly found him frightening. Despite his struggles for acceptance in high school, at graduation he was voted Most Likely Not to Succeed. For those fortunate enough to have had different life experiences, it can be hard to appreciate the degree to which these sort of developmental experiences leave an ingrained internal dread that one is not enough, and that the mass of humanity will cast one aside. Mr. Williams himself identified this and said that it left him afflicted with what he called a Love Me Syndrome. Well, we did love him as he wished, but even this did not provide him with the absolution that he hoped for. Later in his life, Mr. Williams was afflicted with addiction, an illness that has its own shame, which could have amplified the expectation of rejection that was so unjustified by the reality of his life but that was so firmly planted in his childhood. His own statement of the addictive experience was: You know, I was shameful, and you do stuff that causes disgust, and thats hard to recover from. You can say, I forgive you and all that stuff, but its not the same as recovering from it. Its not coming back. In the last few words, Mr. Williams unconsciously forecasts his suicide. The experience of addiction ingrains a sense of being broken, different and lost, with a sense of permanency to which, at times, suicide may seem a logical answer. For many, sobriety, material success and the adulation of others may soften this suffering. But for those already suffering a long since ingrained doubt of themselves, the shaming experience of addiction may, in some cases, make continuing to live feel a bridge too far, for which accomplishment, wealth and fame may be inadequate as an answer. Fortunately, addictive illness with time is less seen as a shameful weakness and more as an impairing condition, one that is susceptible to active treatment. Despite the enormous economic pressures opposing it, there is a small groundswell to return to an effort to understand what drives mental distress, and to respond to it in a way that heals as opposed to simply attempts to just suppress symptoms. In both these conditions it is necessary that there be a foundation of acceptance of the impaired individual, an understanding that coexisting addictive illness and mental disorders need to be addressed simultaneously, while supporting and expecting change. If the loss of Robin Williams brings some attention to the need for public recognition and acceptance of these conditions, and adequate support for the training and treatment of them, then there may be some reason to smile again. Mr. Williams would have wanted that. Dr. Dana Castro is a fulltime, board certified adult psychiatrist and addictionologist in the Crossroads program at the David Lawrence Center. If you or someone you know needs help with a mental or addictive disorder, call the center at 455-8850 or visit davidlawrencecenter.org.Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis, the fourth annual mental health symposium hosted by HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers. Keynote speaker U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) will discuss the landmark mental health reform legislation he introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. In a panel discussion format, three area professionals will address the impact mental illness has on families: Dayna Harpster is a local newspaper and magazine journalist who will talk about mental illness in her family. Marlene Hauck is the Sarasota-based development coordinator for the southeastern U.S. for Sunshine from Darkness, an international organization has raised more than $175 million for mental health research. Ms. Hauck has an adult daughter living with bipolar disorder. Janeice Martin is a judge who presides over Collier County Mental Health Court and Collier County Adult Drug Court. Tickets for Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis are $40 ($50 for two CEUs for mental health professionals) and include lunch. For reservations or more information, visit hopeclubhouse.org. HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida serves people living with severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and clinical depression by offering opportunities for meaningful work, education, friendships and access to housing in a supportive, caring and dignified community setting. For more information, visit the website. Annual mental health symposium setCASTRO HARPSTER HAUCK MARTINn MURPHY
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Facilitated by Brenda Iliff, executive director of Hazelden at Naples, and Denise Kitson, director of clinical services at Park Royal Hospital, the presentation will explore the unique addiction issues that baby boomers and older adults face and how professionals can address these issues in treatment. More than ever, baby boomers and older adults are at risk, Ms. Iliff says. Easy access to powerful prescription medications along with a natural decline in the ability to metabolize alcohol and other drugs make adults over age 50 particularly vulnerable to addiction. Although attendance is free, registration in advance is required. Call 659-2351 or send an email to marycampbell@ hazelden.org. Florida Gulf Coast University hosts the f ourth annual Childr ens Mental Health Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Cohen Center at FGCU. The meeting is designed to create an alliance between mental health professionals, caregivers and the community. Keynote speakers Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian, co-authors of Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, will address some of the problems associated with mental health disorders in children and youth, and will provide insight about what the community can do to make a difference in their lives by building stronger linkages, networks and resources within the community. Local vendors will be on hand to share information about their resources. Sponsors in addition to FGCU include the Florida Institute of Government, Hunter Institute, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Park Royal Hospital. Registration is $49 ($25 for students, $69 to include contact hours for nursing and mental health professionals). Lunch is included. For more information, call Joanne Hartke at 425-3273. Golisano Childrens Hospital of Sou th west Florida has received a capital campaign gift of $100,000 from FineMark National Bank & Trust in memory of longtime childrens hospital leader Dr. Bob Arnall. The campaign supports construction of a 292,000-square-foot, 128-bed pediatric medical facility on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. The new hospital is on schedule to open in 2017. The next support Group meeting for the Cr ohn s and Colitis Foundation of America holds a support group meeting from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. Gastroenterologist Raymond Phillips will be the guest speaker. A Q&A will be part of the meeting. For more information, call 649-1336. Stevens Construction has started c onstruction of Landmar k Hospital of Southwest Florida, a 50-bed, long-term acute care facility on Goodlette-Frank Road. The 86,676-square-foot, three-story hospital will specialize in wound care, low-tolerance rehabilitation, mechanical ventilation and treatments. Landmark Hospital will also offer programs for post-stroke, post-surgery and postcardiac patients. The first floor of Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida will be shell space available for lease. The second floor will accommodate operating rooms, conference rooms, CT scan and administrative offices, and the third floor will have a 10-bed intensive care unit, a 10-bed progressive care unit and 30 medical and surgical beds. Program addresses hidden epidemic of substance abuse in older adults Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid authors to speak at FGCU conference Childrens hospital receives $100,000 Support for Chrons and colitis sufferers New hospital under way in Naples
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 1892 Trade Center Way Naples, Florida 34109 countertopsnaples.com239.431.8394We are loaded with granite and need to reduce our remnants. You pay only for the fabrication. Pick any level 1 from hundreds of in-stock choices, and the material is FREE! BY AUDREY PAVIAUniversal UclickThe dog days of summer. Weve all heard this expression used to describe the hottest time of the year. But what most people dont know when they use this term to complain about the heat is that the phrase is as old as Western culture itself.The dog days of summer was first utter ed way back in ancient Rome. In Latin, the expression reads caniculares dies, or days of the dogs. The Romans dubbed this the time period that spanned from the first week of July to the second week of August. In order to understand why the Romans associated summer heat with canines, you have to know a bit about astronomy. Romans, like their Greek cousins, were masters of the night sky and knew a lot about the heavens. The brightest star visible in the Western hemisphere is Sirius, also known as the Dog Star. Sirius is a star in the constellation Canis Major, one of the hunting dogs of the constellation Orion, the Hunter. In the winter sky, Orion and Canis Major shine brightly, poised for the hunt. But in the summertime, Sirius is not visible. Ancient astronomers knew that stars that werent visible at night didnt disappear completely. They were instead present in the daytime sky, even though they couldnt be seen. So even though the glow of Sirius was overwhelmed by the sun, the Romans knew it was there. They believed the Dog Star was contributing heat to the summer days by shining brightly alongside the sun. In reality, Sirius is 8.6 light-years from us and way too far away to contribute heat to the Earth. But the Romans were so convinced of Sirius ability to throw heat that they persisted in using the expression long enough for it to become part of the vernacular of Western civilization. Even though Sirius doesnt actually contribute to the heat of summer, this part of the season is the hottest and, consequently, the most dangerous for your dog. To keep your dog safe on days when the temperature is high, keep him indoors in the air conditioning, and always make sure he has shade available when hes outside. Hydration is important too, so ensuring your dog always has access to clean, fresh water is essential.Of course, never leave your dog in the car during the summertime, even with the windows rolled down. The temperature inside a car can rise rapidly to dangerous heights, and result in heatstroke and death.When your dog is playing or hiking in the summertime, keep an eye on him to make sure hes not suffering from the heat. Signs of heatstroke in dogs include restlessness, heavy panting, a brightly colored tongue and mucous membranes, thick saliva, vomiting and diarrhea. Should your dog show signs of heatstroke, get him indoors into an air-conditioned building. Take his temperature using a rectal thermometer, and if its higher than 104 F, submerge him in a bathtub of cool water. Take his temperature every 10 minutes until it gets down to 100 F to 102 F, which is the normal temperature range for a dog. Take him to a veterinarian as soon as you can for an examination to make sure the heat did not cause damage to his internal organs. Even though you need to take precautions to keep your dog happy and healthy in the summertime, dont forget to have fun. Good outdoor activities for canines during the dog days of summer include swimming in a pool, in a lake or at the beach; playing in the spray of a garden hose or hiking in high elevations where the air is cool and clean. Guest columnist Audrey Pavia is a freelance writer specializing in animal subjects. A member of the Dog Writers Association of America, she is the author of seven dog books, including The Labrador Retriever Handbook (Barrons). She shares her home in Norco, Calif., with two dogs, Annabelle and Olivia. Playing in the sprinklers is a fun way for dogs to keep cool in summer heat. PET TALESDog days of summerDo you know the story behind this interesting expression? Heres how it came into being Pets of the Week>> Cossette is a friendly 1-year-old Chihuahua/terrier mix who just wants to dote on her new owners and will make it easy on them to return the favor. Her adoption fee is $150. >> Hero is a happy, wiggly 7-month-old, Chihuahua mix who will make an awesome forever friend. His adoption fee is $150. >> Katherine is a petite, sweet 4-year-old domestic shorthair who loves to purr while shes sitting in someones lap. Shes a trusting soul and will be most at home with a gentle, loving person. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Trouble is a healthy 12-year-old domestic shorthair mix who does not live up to her name. When her longtime owner passed away recently, Trouble lost her favorite person and her home. Her adoption fee is $35.To adopt or foster a petDogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 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 kluk77@ comcast.net or visit napleschamber.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual trade show, A Business Safari: Quest for Success, from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. For more information, visit napleschamber. org/events. Members and guests of the Public Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast Chapter will discuss the changing digital media landscape during a webinar starting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Northern Trust Bank, 4001 Tamiami Trail N. Guest speaker Lee Odden of TopRank Online Marketing will discuss How to Win Hearts, Minds and Wallets With an Integrated Marketing Approach. Cost is $24 for PRSA members, $29 for non-members ($27 for representatives of nonprofits and $15 for students). Reservations required by Friday, Aug. 22. Call Donna Heiser at 6875402 or visit gulfcoastprsa.org. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals meets for networking from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Cost is $15 for members. For more information, visit chbpnaples.wildapricot.org. The Leadership Collier Foundation welcomes Chief Jim Bloom of the Collier County Sheriffs Office as guest speaker for its Leadership Lunch Series starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. Cost is $15 for Leadership Collier alumni, $20 for others. Tickets are available at napleschamber.org/events. The Leadership Collier Foundation hosts a kick-off party for the Leadership Collier Class of 2015 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the La Playa Beach & Golf Resort. Chair of the class is Chief Stephanie Spell of the Collier County Sheriffs Office; co-vice chairs are Steven Kissinger of the Childrens Advocacy of Collier County and Lynda Waterhouse of Collier Anesthesia P.A. Tickets are $25 and include hors doeuvres. Register by Sept. 5 at napleschamber.org/events. Business After Five for members and guests of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Marco Island Florist & Gifts, 175 S. Barfield Drive. $4 for members, $10 for others. Call 3947549 or visit marcoislandchamber.org. The Collier Building Industry Association hosts the 2014 Sand Dollar Awards dinner and celebration Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, call 436-6100 or visit cbia.net. Email business meeting announcements to email@example.com.I was founded in 1946 as a maker of telecommunications and measuring equipment. Today, based in Tokyo, Im an electronics and entertainment giant, offering a wide range of products such as LCD televisions, cameras, Blu-ray Disc players, portable audio devices, image-sensing semiconductors, batteries, data-recording systems, game systems, broadcast equipment and medical equipment. 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With a shorter loan term, more of the monthly payment immediately goes toward paying down principal, which has a big effect on the total cost of the loan. Heres an example: Lets say you want to borrow $250,000, and you want to compare your 15and 30-year loan options. At current rates, your monthly payment would be just $1,224 with a 30-year loan as opposed to $1,757 per month on a 15-year loan. The 30-year option sounds pretty good, right? Well, over the course of the 30-year mortgage, youll end up paying $190,641 in interest, while the total interest on the 15-year mortgage will add up to only $66,201. So, the cost of borrowing the $250,000 over 15 years is 65 percent cheaper than borrowing over 30 years. By taking on the larger payment, you can build equity in your home much faster, too. Consider searching for homes that you can afford with a 15-year mortgage. Youll pay more per month, but you can pay off the home twice as fast. 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Awards & Recognition Ted Soliday, executive director of the Naples Airport Authority, has been named 2014 Florida Aviation Professional of the Year by the Florida Department of Transportation in recognition of his dedication to the Naples community, his commitment to aviation and his work in making Naples Municipal Airport The Best Little Airport in the Country. Mr. Soliday earned the same recognition in 2002. He began his career in aviation as a United States Marine Corps helicopter pilot, flying more than 700 combat missions. He later served as Captain and air traffic controller and now volunteers as a career advisor to college students, with a special interest in those considering military service. Elizabeth Whitmer, professor of health information technology at Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison State College), has been named Educator of the Year by the Florida Health Information Management Association. Ms. Whitmer is a registered health information technician and a recognized fellow of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity.George Beasley the founder, chairman and CEO of Beasley Broadcast Group Inc., has been named among the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio for 2014 by Radio Ink magazine. Selections are made based on contributions made to radio, as well as influence and ability to affect the industry. This is the 16th time Mr. Beasley has been on the list since it started in 1996. He founded his company in 1961, purchased his first Southwest Florida radio station in 1986 and moved the corporate offices to Naples in 1988. A recent accomplishment that brings Mr. Beasley personal fulfillment is the opening of the George G. Beasley Media Complex on the campus of his alma mater, Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Mary Ann Ramsey owner and president of Betty Maclean Travel Inc., has been named one of Travel & Leisure Magazines 10 A-List SuperAgents in the world of travel. Ms. Ramsey has more than 35 years of experience in the travel industry.Naples Realtor, the quarterly trade publication of the Naples Area Board of Realtors, received three awards for general excellence, writing excellence and design excellence at the Florida Magazine Associations Charlie Awards gala earlier this month in Orlando. Mary Waller chairs the magazine committee for NABOR.Wilson Creative Group earned three Excel Awards Best Logo, Best Newspaper Ad and Best Overall Advertising & Marketing Campaign from the Southeastern Building Council for the updated corporate brand and advertising materials the agency created for John R. Wood Properties. New in Business Owner Lynn McGregor has opened Painting with a Twist at 13500 Tamiami Trail N. Part of a national franchise, the studio is a place for friends to gather and paint and sip during classes led by local art instructors. Paints, brushes and canvases are provided; beer and wine can be purchased, or guests can BYOB. Education Vivienne Carr, Ph.D., has joined the Community School of Naples senior leadership team in the newly creation position of director of learning and technology. Ms. Carr previously was associate professor and director of the instructional design and technology program at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology and English, a masters in education and a doctorate in education administration and supervision, all from Seton Hall. Board Appointments Linda Serro, Ph.D., director of the Lucas Center for Faculty Development at Florida Gulf Coast University, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Literacy Council Gulf Coast. Ms. Serros areas of expertise include special education, literacy education and faculty development, primarily in methods of teaching reading, working with students who struggle with literacy and developing the teaching skills of university faculty members. She has presented at numerous regional, national and international conferences on literacy education and faculty development at the university level. She will serve as chair of the LCGC program committee. Health Care Jessica Plate has joined Community Pregnancy Clinics as development and volunteer coordinator. Ms. Plate is a 2014 graduate of Ave Maria University with a bachelors degree in economics and business administration with a minor in family and society. Law Kim Dillon, a partner in the Naples office of the national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, has earned board certification in wills, trusts and estates from The Florida Bar. Ms. Dillon is a member of her firms trusts and estates practice group, where she focuses on the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, general business law, corporate services, tax controversy and tax planning.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 BUSINESS B5 www. wa-cr .comCall us today to SELL / LEASE your property! P.O. Box 60151, Fort Myers, FL 33906 | Pinebrook Park, 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 219, Fort Myers, FL 33907WOODYARD & ASSOCIATES, LLC COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATELicensed Real Estate Brokerwww. wa-cr .com 239-425-6000 (Ref #002090)FOR SALE 9,836 SF retail center on .42 acres. High visibility location on Fowler St., close to Downtown Ft Myers. Multi tenants. Zoned C-1, City water & sewer. $289,900 (Ref #002308)FOR SALE 22,000 SF commercial bldg. on 2.55 acs in N. Ft. Myers. 110x200 clear span, ten 5-ton AC units, 16 eaves. Plenty of parking, ideal for church. $1.5M (Ref #002321)FOR SALE 4,057 SF freestanding bldg. on Colonial Blvd. near Summerlin. Zoned Professional Oce, multiple entrances for privacy, ample parking. $620,000 (Ref #002344)FOR SALE 1,600 SF commercial bldg w/ 2 units. Separate elec., front & rear entry, private parking. Downtown Ft Myers, ideal for owner occupant or investor. $250,000 (Ref #001578) FOR SALE 4,800 SF comm. bldg. w/ (6) 800 SF units. Located on CR 731, minutes from downtown Labelle in Glades Co. Easy access to SR 29 & 78. $290,000 (Ref #001441)FOR SALE 1,424 SF commercial building on .39 acs. at corner of SR 82 & Highland Ave., near Downtown. C-1 zoning allows a variety of uses. Priced at $165,000 Arts & Entertainment Yaniv Segal has been named assistant conductor of the Naples Philharmonic. He will assist Music Director Andrey Boreyko and all guest conductors, lead educational and community concerts and oversee the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Mr. Segal will also conduct a number of Naples Philharmonic performances. He is a founder and conductor of the Chelsea Symphony, a New York City-based ensemble focusing on innovative interpretations of cuttingedge repertoire, and was music director of the Michigan Pops Orchestra in Ann Arbor from 2009-11. He worked as apprentice conductor with the New York Youth Symphony, Princeton Symphony and at the Manhattan School of Music. He earned his undergraduate degree at Vassar College and completed his graduate degrees in orchestral conducting and composition at the University of Michigan in 2013. Senior Living Roni Icso has been named director of sales and marketing for The Terraces at Bonita Springs, a continuing care retirement community. Ms. Icso brings more than 10 years of experience in senior living to The Terraces. She previously held marketing positions at GreenFields of Geneva in Geneva, Ill., and Clare Oaks in Bartlett, Ill. She has also managed a home-based health care service with Lutheran Life Communities and was an exercise physiologist for Alliance Rehab. She earned a bachelors degree in exercise physiology from Hope College in Holland, Mich. Professional Advancement Victoria Loyola and Tammy Cindrich, CPAs with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, have earned the certified healthcare business consultant designation from the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants. Both specialize in medical and dental practices, working with physicians and administrators on all aspects of practice management, from startup to mergers and acquisitions. Telecommunications Gerard Sola has been named assistant vice president of statewide sales and operations at Litestream, a provider of Internet, cable television and voice services to private communities in Florida. Prior to joining Litestream, Mr. Sola was the director of sales at Summit Broadband, responsible for all residential, commercial and carrier sales. He holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Concordia College in New York and a masters degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University with a major in telecommunications and information management. SOLIDAY WHITMER BEASLEY RAMSEY SERRO SEGAL PLATE ICSO DILLON CARR ON THE MOVE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 troubles. Fort Myers life coach, author and radio host David Essel offers an eight-week program for about $2,000, while his most extensive 12-month master mentor program is $17,000. Coaches methods are rooted in the self-help movement instead of the traditional mental and medical health care system. Everything a life coach works with a client on is about boosting self esteem and self confidence, said Mr. Essel. A life coach is akin to the personal trainer that Rebekah J. Fero sees regularly at her gym. A financial life coach and certified financial planner in Port Charlotte, Ms. Fero similarly holds her own clients accountable for the goals they set during regular meetings, often held by phone. Thats something common to coaches generally. Its convenient, and clients remain in a comfortable setting while coaches guide them through a process of inner change. That might include breaking bad habits, such as persistent self-doubt, that could hinder other areas of life. Mr. Essels clients are most often trying to improve their relationships, but it may also be about any number of things: money, careers, marriage and overall happiness. In order to really coach somebody, youve got to dig in deep and learn about their life, Ms. Fero said. You have to go back and fix those thought patterns in your mind, because if you dont change those and address those then youre going to do it again, and again and again. Also akin to a fitness trainer, coaches salaries and what they charge clients for services vary. Mr. Essel, for instance, offers eight 30-minute sessions for $995. The average annual salary of life coaches worldwide is $50,400, says the International Coach Federation, but the median salary is less than $30,000, a disparity ICF attributes to the diversity of coaches, their specialties and educations. The $2 billion-per-year industry includes about 47,500 personal life coaches, ICF estimates. They are often an alternative to medication or other betterment strategies. Other times they work in concert with mental health care professionals. I dont feel were in competition at all, said Mr. Essel, some of whose clients also see a psychiatrist. I feel everyone can help support a clients growth. For those who believe that mental health care practitioners focus less on talk and more on medication, We (coaches) absolutely fill the void, Mr. Essel said. We are someone clients come to and talk about their deepest fears and greatest goals. One of Mr. Rileys clients, Liz Iverson of Sarasota, worked with therapists and took prescribed antidepressants for years. Mr. Rileys method worked better and helped her get off the medication in the mid 2000s, she said. What Bob did for me has been lasting and therapists just didnt it didnt help, she said. Coaches are also consultants of a type, but they generally dont give their clients advice or instruction unless there is a major obstacle or emergency such as seeking shelter from a domestic abuse situation. Instead, they encourage change from within by listening and posing larger questions about who you are, what makes you happy and who you want to be. At 58, Mr. Essel has coached for close to 25 years. He holds a masters degree in fitness management, and besides his Saturday radio program, and his certification school, hes a public speaker who regularly holds motivational seminars on different topics ($27 per person). On a recent Wednesday evening, for two hours, roughly 30 people filled a room at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Mr. Essel gave a presentation on financial freedom. Attendees wrote down their financial troubles on pieces of paper that were collected. Mounting debt and spousal disagreements about money emerged as two themes. Mr. Essel addressed the problems with high-energy enthusiasm. Christi (last name withheld), an artist from Bonita Springs, said she decided to attend after reading one of Mr. Essels books. I think Im doing a lot right but hes got some good points, she said. Dave Bush, a 37-year-old Fort Myers man with a freelance marketing and web design career, was hoping to increase his income. Mr. Essel, for his part, sees his own life coach every Wednesday. COACHESFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOPersonal coach Rebecca J. Fero Got Download?The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comiPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.
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BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #304 L e ah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 p remiersir.com/id/214018157 $1,299,000 BAY COLONY Toscana #202 Le ah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 premiersir.com/id/213506357 $1,225,000 KENSINGTON 2633 Finchley Lane Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214045030 $1,350,000 KENSINGTON 5286 Kensington High Street Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214044935 $820,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #106 S h errie Pfeer 239.734.0539 p remiersir.com/id/214043934 $799,000 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3510 1st Ave SW Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214044527 $598,000 FOREST PARK 4023 Recreation Lane Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214020146 $459,900 WINDSTAR Windstar Windward Cay #111 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 premiersir.com/id/214045024 $394,900 TALL PINES 5601 Waxmyrtle Way H e len Baker 239.580.9522 p remiersir.com/id/214044377 $349,900 REFLECTION LAKES 14708 Cranberry Court ML M eade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214044306 $229,000 GREY OAKS 1261 Gordon River Trail Sam Hei tman 239.537.2018 premiersir.com/id/214003197 $7,995,000 GREY OAKS 1513 Marsh Wren Lane Da n Guenther 239.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214029823 $2,185,000 GREY OAKS 1629 Chinaberry Way Ju tta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 premiersir.com/id/214025223 $1,979,000 GREY OAKS 1713 Venezia Way Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214007564 $1,875,000 GREY OAKS 3262 Sedge Place F a hada Saad 239.659.5145 p remiersir.com/id/214028249 $925,000 VANDERBILT BEACH 467 Seagull Avenue Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 premiersir.com/id/213502031 $585,000 BEACHWALK Beachwalk Villas #10 Polly Himmel 239.290.3910 premiersir.com/id/214043891 $449,000 MEDITERRA 15243 Medici Way Ju tta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 premiersir.com/id/214020579 $2,795,000 QUAIL CREEK 12997 Coco Plum Lane Jane B ond 239.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213508890 $1,199,000 THE DUNES Grande Dominica #T-3 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/213513355 $1,145,000 PELICAN ISLE Residences II #B302 P a t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 p remiersir.com/id/214044322 $849,500 CROSSINGS 6818 Wellington Drive Mara Muller 239.272.6170 premiersir.com/id/214044361 $839,000 QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10378 Quail Crown Drive Er ik David Barber 323.513.6391 premiersir.com/id/213512056 $539,000 OLDE CYPRESS 3094 Santorini Court Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 premiersir.com/id/213511624 $399,900 AUTUMN WOODS 6747 Old Banyan Way S t eve Allison 239.776.8160 p remiersir.com/id/214043952 $339,000 BEACHWALK Beachwalk Gardens #201 Pau l Koch 305.586.5309 premiersir.com/id/214026217 $399,000 MARCO ISLAND 940 Tulip Court Mi chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/SHEB081314IHE $2,995,000 MARCO ISLAND 1731 Ludlow Road Jim/ Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214044252 $2,950,000 MARCO ISLAND 919 Bareld Drive L a rry Caruso 239.394.9191 p remiersir.com/id/214025009 $2,295,000 MARCO ISLAND 440 Heathwood Drive South Ca thy Rogers 239.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/214011766 $1,650,000 MARCO ISLAND Camelot #205 Jim/ Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214011548 $445,000 MARCO ISLAND Riverside #601 Br ock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214012404 $278,500 FIDDLERS CREEK 8612 Majorca Lane M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 p remiersir.com/id/214044769 $1,150,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 7677 Mulberry Lane M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214044311 $789,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #203 Lur a Jones 239.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214043438 $363,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Cherry Oaks #102 M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214044797 $363,500 FIDDLERS CREEK 3835 Cotton Green Path Drive M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214044773 $347,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Deer Crossing #103 M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214044798 $295,000 GREY OAKS 1837 Plumbago Lane Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214045075 $3,895,000 TALIS PARK Toscana #801 Er ik David Barber 323.513.6391 premiersir.com/id/HALL080814IHE $2,350,000 premiersothebysrealty.com Like.@PremierSIR Tweet.@PremierSIR Pin.@PremierSIRWatch.@SothebysRealty You might not know what youre looking for, but now you know where to find it. MARCO ISLAND 795 Amber Drive Vi nce Colace 239.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214011489 $1,200,000 MARCO ISLAND 1066 Ruppert Road La rry Caruso 239.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214010187 $475,000
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NAPLES Mediterra MLS# 214011044 $2,290,000 3 Bed + Den/4 Bath Mark Benson(239)593-7800 Ann Willis( 239)229-1442 NAPLES Well Located Office MLS# 214035374 $9.00 SF Net Great Space on Airport Road with Room to Grow Barbara Monahan (239)370-0229 Amazing Reception Room BONITA SPRINGS Bonita Bay MLS# 212006433 $1,999,000 4 Bed/ 4 Bath Steve Sims(239)572-2339 Views of South West Florida Coastline BONITA SPRINGS Plumbago Pointe MLS# 214026373 $799,000 3 Bed/3 Bath Steve Sims(239)572-2339 Surrounded By Preserve Areas NAPLES Vanderbilt B each MLS# 214026718 $924,900 4 Bed/3 Bath Steve Sims(239)572-2339 PENDING FORT MYERS Gateway MLS# 214034887 $309,900 5 Bed/4 Bath Michael Kovar(239)269-6629 Beautiful Lakefront Home FORT MYERS Gardens At Beachwalk MLS# 214033244 $140,000 2 Bed/ 2 Bath Inge Jungbluth(239)292-1418 Professionally DecoratedTurnkey CAPE CORAL Cape Coral MLS# 214039912 $192,000 3 Bed/2 Bath Robert Johns(239) 784-6670 Large Master Retreat NAPLES Golden Gate Estates MLS# 214044213 $419,900 4 Bed/3 Bath Gayle Vollmer(239) 450-4828 2.73 Acres of Land with Air Conditioned Storage Unit NAPLES Glades Country Club MLS# 214041748 $159,900 3 Bed/2 Bath Neal Wolf(954) 394-4259 Newly Remodeled Kitchen NAPLES Vineyards MLS# 214027205 $995,000 4 Bed/ 3 Bath Single Family Shows Like a Model With upgrades NAPLES Vineyards MLS# 214018053 $995,000 4 Bed/ 6 Bath Single Family Exceptional Open Floor Plan NAPLES Park Shore MLS# 213504264 $800,000 2 + Den/ 2 Bath High Rise Spectacular Views of the Gulf and Pool NAPLES Oakes Estates MLS# 214038565 $739,000 3 Bed/2 Bath Single Family 2.25 Acres of Lush Landscaped Yard NAPLES Vineyards MLS# 212033613 $725,000 3 Bed/4 Bath Low Rise Wide Lake and Golf Course Views NAPLES Park Shore MLS# 214031249 $607,000 3 Bed/3 Bath Villa Attached Wonderful Spacious Great Room NAPLES Vineyards MLS# 213001053 $579,000 3 Bed/4 Bath Single Family Large Pool and Outdoor Kitchen NAPLES Heritage Greens MLS# 214036518 $569,990 4 Bed/3 Bath Single Family Courtyard Driveway with Elongated Garage NAPLES Vineyards MLS# 214008396 $549,900 3 Bed + Den/ 3 Bath Low Rise Private Elevator NAPLES Beach Walk MLS# 214028257 $535,000 2 Bed/2 Bath Villa Attached Stunning Long Lake View
NAPLES The Quarry MLS# 214041787 $535,000 4 Bed/2 Bath Single Family Heated Salt Water Pool and Spa NAPLES Vanderbilt Towers MLS# 214036499 $499,900 3 Bed/2 Bath High Rise Fourth Floor Corner Property NAPLES Moorings MLS# 214031777 $450,000 2 Bed/ 2Bath Low Rise Completely Renovated! NAPLES Naples Bay Resort MLS# 212034464 $449,000 2 Bed/2 Bath Low Rise Overlooks Canal and Marina BONITA SPRINGS Imperial Shores MLS# 214037371 $449,000 3 Bed/2 Bath Single Family Investment Opportunity in Bonita B each NAPLES Fiddler's Creek MLS# 214037923 $429,000 3 Bed/ 3 Bath Low Rise Multiple Living Rooms For Great Entertaining Space BONITA SPRINGS Spanish Wells MLS# 214016287 $415,000 3 Bed/2 Bath Single Family Amazing Golf Course View NAPLES Moorings MLS# 214001173 $395,000 2 Bed/2 Bath Low Rise Delightful Views of Gulf NAPLES Pebblebrooke Lakes MLS# 214036069 $369,000 4 Bed/3 Bath Single Family Exemptionally large Master Bedroom NAPLES Wyndemere MLS# 214038639 $364,900 3 Bed/2 Bath Villa Attached New Lanai Addition NAPLES Vineyards MLS# 214006192 $359,000 3 Bed/3 Bath Low Rise Tastefully Decorated and Recently Remodeled NAPLES Artesia MLS# 214041903 $333,500 3 Bed/3 Bath Single Family Two Brand New A/C Units NAPLES Calusa Bay South MLS# 214040781 $329,900 3 Bed/2 Bath Low Rise Water View on TWO Sides NAPLES Golden Gate Estates MLS# 213500659 $310,000 3 Bed/ 3 Bath Single Family Large Indoor and Outdoor Kitchen NAPLES The Strand MLS# 213500810 $262,000 3 Bed/2 Bath Low Rise Overlooks P eaceful Golf Course BONITA SPRINGS Vasari MLS# 214016965 $299,999 3 Bed/3 Bath Low Rise Great Rental History NAPLES Moon Lake MLS# 214019347 $289,900 3 Bed/2 Bath Single Family Unique Architectural Features NAPLES Naples Park MLS# 214039394 $260,000 3 Bed/2 Bath Single Family Location, Location, Location! DONNA BUINICKY239-776-6225 email@example.comKEITH ALEFELD239-919-6680 firstname.lastname@example.orgMARK SEIFREDED email@example.comRICH CHOATE firstname.lastname@example.orgBRIAN SAMAY email@example.comELENA GEVANTHOR firstname.lastname@example.org
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 TALIS PARK 16766 Prato Way, NaplesVerrocchio model grand estate home built by WCI. Home features: media room, library/billiard room and beautiful lake and golf course views. Golf membership available. $2,895,000Call or Email for Details! Janine RendanoREALTOR(239)405-2994JRendano@AmerivestRealty.comDaniel WalshREALTOR(239)404-3000DWalsh@AmerivestRealty.com Serving Naples, Bonita Springs and EsteroAMERIVESTREALTYOFNAPLES.COM10001 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34108 MLS#214012764 Richard DrosteREALTOR239email@example.comJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today!Fountains $99,000 55+ community. Nice Naples location. 2BR/2BA; offered furnished.Villa Court $350,000 Great family home with kitchen owing into a large family room. 3BR/2BA; needs a little TLC. WESTERN EXPOSURE NEW WINDOWS Greenlinks in Lely Resort Several Available Resort-style complex; use as income-producing rental or for family vacations. 2 and 3 bedroom units available. UNDER $200,000Sands #D-307 $319,000 Fabulous location; this end unit is directly across from beach. 2BR/2BA; offered furnished. NEW LISTING WCI releases final residences for purchase in Terzetto SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYStrong sales of luxury penthouse condominium residences in Terzetto at The Colony Golf & Bay Club have prompted developer WCI Communities to release the nine residences in the final three buildings for sale. Two models in Terzetto are open for viewing, with interiors by Beasley Henley Interior Design of Naples and Winter Park. Terzetto is planned for 23 three-story buildings and 69 total homes. The neighborhood is more than 75 percent sold. The first eight buildings are occupied, WCI is nearing completion of the ninth building, and 11 others are in various stages of construction. Each three-bedroom home in Terzetto occupies a single floor. Residences feature an open great room design, multiple al fresco spaces, two full baths, a powder room, private elevator and stairway entries and a two-car garage. Home designs offer 2,100 square feet to 2,624 square feet of living space. Luxury features and finishes include granite kitchen countertops and tray ceilings, as well as wet bars in the secondand third-floor residences. The second-floor design also has an open sun deck. The neighborhood overlooks nature preserves, lakes and three holes of The Colony Golf Clubs Jerry Pate-designed championship golf course. An amenity area exclusively for Terzetto residents has a free-form heated saltwater pool, a whirlpool spa, gas grills, expansive sun decks and shaded seating areas with nature preserve views. The 866-squarefoot cabana building has restrooms, a kitchenette and a covered sitting area with ceiling fans. Homes at Terzetto start from the upper $400,000s. WCI also is offering luxury penthouse-style condominium residences in Cielo, featuring three-bedroom home designs with 2,900 square feet, three full baths, a powder room and den. The first model is now open for viewing. Homebuyers can personalize their home through WCIs Design Studio at the companys Bonita Springs headquarters. The studio provides a comprehensive selection of cabinetry, countertops, bath and kitchen fixtures and tile and flooring. Cielo and Terzetto residents enjoy the amenities at The Colony, including the award-winning Bay Club, a threestory private dining club overlooking Estero Bay. Residents of The Colony Golf & Bay Club also have access to Pelican Landing amenities: a 34-acre island beach park, canoe park, tennis courts, fitness center and community center. The Colonys concierge program can arrange everything from key-holding and housekeeping services to dry cleaning, domestic and international travel, and at-home massages or yoga instruction. For more information about Terzetto and Cielo, call the sales center at 4951300 or visit thecolonygolfandbayclub. com. Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered Equal Housing Opportunity. Cheryl TurnerBroker Associate c 239.250.3311 d firstname.lastname@example.org cherylturner.premiersothebysrealty.comCall me for more information on this property, or for any of your real estate needs. An ideal view level Clermont #302 in Pelican Marshis three-bedroom residence boasts an open oor plan with stunning views. premiersir.com/id/214036617
WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 B17 5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL 34142Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.com Maple Ridge Now Open. 8 New Models. Hampton Village 2 Decorated Models Now Open. Del Webb Naples 4 New Models Now Open. Coquina at Maple Ridge Brand New! Voted Best Website of 2014**Awarded by the Florida Sales and Marketing Council at the 2014 Excel Awards **See your Maple Ridge sales representative for details. Offer subject to availability and change.Take Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. 14 Model Homes. 31 Floor Plans. Prices from mid $100s. Were batting 1,000 at Ave Maria. Brand new, beautiful homes amazingly priced from the mid $100s to the $400s! Youll nd them and more in Ave Maria. Featuring condominiums and single-family homes with 2-6 bedrooms starting at just $1,400 a month*. Overlooking lakes, preserves, the golf course or our Town Center. All located Its a Grand Slam. in a great new community with onsite water park, Panther Run Golf Club, parks, lakes, Publix grocery market, private schools and university, shopping, and dining. Plus, A-rated Collier Schools are located just down the street. So if youre looking for a great new home with a low, low price, Ave Maria is a grand slam.Homes from $1,400** a Month! REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSAmy Nease, a sales executive with Mediterra Realty, has earned designation as a certified luxury home marketing specialist. Ms. Nease has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry.Gina Turkel has joined Elite Realty of SWFL. She has been in the real estate industry since 1983, working in Southwest Florida for the past 10 years. Ms. Turkel is a member of the Womens Council of Realtors, the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors and the Florida and National associations of Realtors.Neal Communities sales associate Troy DiNicola was named top sales leader for June at Neal Communities new single-family community of Canopy in Naples, where he was directly responsible for $1.2 million in sales. Mr. DiNicola has been in the real estate industry for more than five years. A member of NABOR, he holds the designation of a resort and second home specialist from the National Association of Realtors. Zachary Rizzutoas has joined WCI Communities as e-marketing manager to oversee the companys online marketing strategy, manage corporate websites and facilitate the production of online marketing communications. Mr. Rizzuto has 10 years of project management, website, email marketing and database administration experience, most recently as a marketing manager with Source Interlink Media. Jeff Feldman was the top sales associate at South Bay Realty for July. Ellen Jolley was the top rental booking agent, and John Egan was the top rental listing agent. All three are members of NABOR. Royal Shell Real Estate announces the following top producers for July in its Park Shore office: Top listing producer team, The Roboci Team; top listing producer, Kurt Petersen ; top sales producer team, The Coastal Collection Team; and top sales producer, Michael May. NEASE RIZZUTOAS Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Numbers Stock Development | 2647 Professional Circle | Suite 1201 | Naples, FL 34119 | 239.592.7344BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. *OFFER SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FREE POOL UP TO $40,000 VALUE ON SELECT HOMESITES FOR A LIMITED TIME. ** HOUSE MEMBERSHIP AT QUAIL WEST ON SELECT HOMESITES ONLY. SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OLDE CYPRESS LANTANA NAPLES From the $400s SALE PRICEFree Pool up to a $40,000 value on Remaining Homesites* Golf Membership IncludedLot #118 Ruf no II 3/2.5 2,585 sq. ft. $643,245Lot #41 Orchid II 4/3.5 3,158 sq. ft. $764,155LELY RESORT NAPLES From the $200sAward Winning Players Club and SpaUnit #27-102 Alden WoodsMontego 2/2 1,657 sq. ft. $359,280Lot #75 The ClassicsMajorca 4/4.5 4,089 sq. ft. $1,594,255Furnished ModelLot #6 CordobaTriana II 3/3.5+Den 2,213 sq. ft. $655,490Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableUnit #4503 OlSanta Isabella 2/2.5 1,520 sq. ft. $229,105PENDINGLot #14-201 Players CoveMedallion 3/3 2,743 sq. ft. $529,990PASEO FORT MYERS From the $200sNow offering up to $20,000 Towards Options and Upgrades on select Flats, Townhomes and CasitasUnit #4602 Santa Monica 2/2.5 1,509 sq. ft. $234,990Lot #95 Twin VillaCoronado 2/2 1,575 sq. ft. $399,610Lot #198 Ruf no II 3/2.5 2,585 sq. ft. $796,519Furnished Model/Leaseback Available BLACK BEAR RIDGE NAPLES From the $400s SALE PRICE$25,000 Towards Options and Upgrades Only One Home RemainsLot #49 Carrington 4/3 2,675 sq. ft. $546,885 FIDDLERS CREEK NAPLES From the $600s$15,000 Social Membership IncludedLot #31 Grand Calais II 4/4.5 3,597 sq. ft. $1,578,490 Furnished ModelLot #20 Victoria Grande 4/4.5 3,897 sq. ft. $1,594,190QUAIL WEST NAPLES From the $700sHouse Membership Included**Lot #31 EscalaPalmhurst 3/3.5 2,822 sq. ft. $963,265Lot #5 La CailleAvarone 3/3.5 3,249 sq. ft. $1,375,000 Furnished ModelLot #J79 Estate HomesCapistrano 4/5.5 5,401 sq. ft. $3,495,000 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableLot #J115 Estate HomesBrighton 4/5.5 6,325 sq. ft. $4,495,000 Furnished Model/Leaseback Available TWINEAGLES NAPLES From the $500sGolf Membership IncludedLot #31 WicklowGreenbriar II 3/4 2,949 sq. ft. $1,144,220 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableLot #57 HedgestoneMuir eld IV 4/4.5 3,333 sq. ft. $1,405,000 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableFor directions and complete listings of all our communities and inventory homes please visit StockDevelopment.com FLStockDevelopment SAY IT ALLVISIT OUR COMMUNITIES TODAY AND ENJOY SPECIAL SUMMER PRICING ON MOVE-IN-READY HOMES!7communities in Southwest Florida to choose from50model homes for you to tour 53 move-in-ready homes available now450 awards in the past 13 years ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES 5 3 48
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 B19 11571 Verandah Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33905www.KolterVerandah.com 888-515-6109 Single-family homes from $200s. Estate homes from $500s to over $1 million.*Incentive valid on Move-In-Ready Homes contracted on or before September 30, 2014. Home must close within 60 days of agreement. Limited time offer. Subject to change without notice. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.Purchase one of our new Move-In-Ready Homes at Verandah and youll save a whopping $25,000. Each home includes a charming front porch, transom windows, 8-foot interior door and lush, beautiful landscaping. All with picturesque views of our Championship Golf Course or scenic preserves. So get ready, get set and save today at Verandah. Front porches on every home 9 miles of boardwalks & trails 36 Holes of Championship Golf Riverfront ClubhouseSave up to $25,000 on the purchase of select homes. readySETsaveOn Move-In-Ready Homes.CC Devco Homes is at work on its newest neighborhood in Ave Maria. Coquina at Maple Ridge offers five single-family floor plans priced from the high $100,000s. Taking its cue from the successful sister neighborhood, Maple Ridge at Ave Maria, Coquinas two-story designs range from 1,971 square feet to 2,635 square feet. Interior details include 10-foot ceilings on first floors; designer kitchens with European-style cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops; master baths with marble counter tops; designer selected lighting and flooring; and oversized wood baseboards and decorative wood door casings. Exterior details include Mediterranean-style barrel tile roofs, brick paver driveways, handsome architectural arches, clapboard sh utters and professional landscaping. The Anaheim floor plan has three bedrooms and 2 baths in 1,971 square feet. Pricing is from $189,990. The Balboa has three bedrooms and 2 baths in 2,256 total square feet. Pricing is from $199,990. The Corona has three bedrooms and 2 baths in a total of 2,279 total square feet with great room, family room and a separate dining room. Pricing is from $204,990. The Doheny has three bedrooms and 2 baths in 2,529 total square feet with living and dining room, family room and a loft. Pricing is from $214,990. The four-bedroom, 3-bath Encinitas has 2,635 total square feet with great room, loft, master suite on ground floor and an optional fifth bedroom and wet bar. Pricing is from $233,990. Coquina at Maple Ridge will encompass 277 residences on its 42 acres. For more information, visit the sales center at 5000 Avila Ave. in Ave Maria, call 300-5153 or visit mapleridgeFL.com. Sales center hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Stock Signature Homes has a selection of full y furnished, mo ve-in-ready homes available in the communities of Isla del Sol, Mahogany Bend and Majorca in Fiddlers Creek. The Grand Calais II in Isla del Sol has four bedrooms and 4 baths in 3,597 air-conditioned square feet. The split floor plan has a great room and library/ study steps off the main entry. There is a formal dining room and also a breakfast nook in the kitchen. The Grand Calais II model has an expansive lanai with fireplace and a summer kitchen, a three-car garage and numerous upgrades including custom built-ins throughout. Available for leaseback, the model is offered at $1,578,490. Also in Isla del Sol, the Victoria Grande model has four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths in 3,897 air-conditioned square feet. There are formal living and dining rooms as well as a family room/kitchen with a breakfast area and wet bar, an outdoor kitchen and a cabana pool bath. The Victoria Grande is priced at $1,594,190. In the village of Mahogany Bend, Stocks Ponte Vedra Grande design has 3,525 air-conditioned square feet. The split floor plan has four bedrooms and 4 baths, formal living and dining rooms, kitchen and adjoining family room as well as a study and a three-car garage. The Ponte Vedra Grande is priced from $1,076,485. In Majorca at Fiddlers Creek, Stock is building single-family homes from 2,719 air-conditioned square feet to 2,949 airconditioned square feet. The threeand four-bedroom floor plans all have formal living rooms as well as family rooms and three-car garages. Prices are from $669,990 to $724,990, plus homesite. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. For more information, stop by the sales center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway, call 732-9300 or visit fiddlerscreek. com. Illinois-based Bright Oaks Group is c ollabor ating with Autumn Senior Living to develop assisted-living communities in Naples and Fort Myers. Both will be owned by Bright Oaks Group and professionally managed by Autumn Senior Living. Completion is targeted for 2015. At 4519 Tamiami Trail E., Bright Oaks of Naples will be a state-of-the-art, 83-apartment, secure memory community designed to accommodate residents who require specialized attention. Bright Oaks of Fort Myers, at 4995 Winkler Ave., will be a 140-apartment community featuring multiple neighborhoods for both assisted living and memory care residents. Bright Oaks communities are also under construction in Tampa, Sun City and Wildwood, Fla. For more information, call (312) 888-4800 or email info@ brightoaksgroup.com. Coquina at Maples Ridge underway in AveMariaMove-in ready homes by Stock available in Fiddlers Creek Bright Oaks brings assisted-living communities to Naples, Fort Myers COURTESY PHOTOThe Doheny, top, and The Encinitas
*Home and community information, including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities are subject to change or prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Pictures, photographs, features, colors and sizes are approximate for illustration purposes only and will vary from the homes as built. **Square footage dimensions are approximate. Brand New Homes from the low $200s*Gated Community 15 New Home PlansINCREDIBLE AMENITIES: Tennis, Playground, Clubhouse with Pool, Bocce Court, BasketballCourt! www.drhorton.com/swa3544 Brittons Court Fort Myers, FL 33916 239-225-2676 A/H W/HW.I.C.3 Car Garage28'-0" X 21'-0"Den11'-8" X 14'-4"UtilityFoyerD Opt. Lt. WBedroom 311'-8" X 12'-0"Great Room19'-4" X 21'-10"Bedroom 213'-0" X 11'-5"Lanai20'-0" X 10'-0"Master Suite14'-0" X 16'-0"Master BathLinCafe13'-4" X 15'-1"KitchenBath 3 Bath 2W.I.C. W.I.C.EntryPantry THE HAWTHORNE, one of our great new plans! 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Den 3-Car Garage 2.583 square feet** Now Selling!Models Open Aug. 16th!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 REAL ESTATE B21 CALL ANGELA BAVETTA or KIM SHORECopyright 2014, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Realty is a registered mark of Miromar Development Corporation. 04202114-2006 Ask the Experts We Know Miromar!FIND YOUR HOME IN MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB, THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES* The summer of 2014 has proven to be a great one for The Piano Man. Not only has Billy Joel had great success with his U.S. tour of shows in major ballparks around the country and residency at Madison Square Garden where he plays once a month for the entire year, he has sold his Hamptons beach home though it took The Longest Time. The Sagaponack waterfront home was on and off the market for approximately five years. Mr. Joel purchased it in 2007 from actor Roy Scheider, who built it in 1993. Thoughtful design placed sleeping quarters on the ground floor with cooking, dining and spacious living areas above in order to capture the amazing ocean views during waking hours. The 5,500-square-foot house sits on more than an acre and has four bedrooms, seven baths and four fireplaces. Theres a one-bedroom guest suite above the garage. The property sold for just under the listing price of $19.95 million. Sold! Billy Joels beach home in the HamptonsTOPTENREALESTATEDEALS.COM _________________________
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 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 An imperfect heroBook reviewer Phil Jason finds a protagonists flaws make for a new novel in the great Florida mystery tradition. C5 Dont goFilm critic Dan Hudak says If I Stay is a labored melodrama that doesnt hold together. C11 Eggs, bacon and moreFood writer Drew Sterwald fills up on breakfast foods for lunch at Toast. C23 Marchese Piero Antinori, president of Marchesi Antinori, one of the most historic and prestigious names in Italian winemaking, has been selected as the honored vintner for the 2015 Naples Winter Wine Festival: Imagine the Possibilities. Forty other world-renowned vintners will also participate in the festival, which takes place Jan. 23-25 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. This is the first time an Italian producer has been named honored vintner in the festivals 15-year history. I am thrilled for having been selected as the 2015 Honored Vintner, says Mr. Antinori. I consider it a great tribute to all wines and vintners of my country. Each year, one vintner who has significantly contributed to NWWF over the years is selected as the honored vintner to represent his/her fellow vintners. Marchesi Antinori dates back to the 14th century and now boasts 27 generations of wine producers. The vintner is famous for three of the worlds most iconic wines: Tignanello, Solaia and Guado al Tasso. Regarded as a pioneer and innovator, Mr. Antinori has almost single-handedly changed the way wine is produced in Italy, having been credited with propelling the Super Tuscan wines to the forefront of Italian winemaking. 2015 will mark his fifth NWWF appearance. Additional vintners for the 2015 NWWF represent 15 wine-producing regions in seven countries on four continents in the northern and southern hemispheres. Each participating vintner is a giant in the industry, and we are thrilled that they are volunteering their time and talent to this amazing event, says Sandi Moran,Naples Winter Wine Festival vintners announced Robert Rauschenbergs I N Check out the Moon Museum at Rauschenberg Gallery.C4 >>inside: BY NANCY STETSON NSTETSON@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMBELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERES A MUSEUM ON THE moon. Most people arent aware of its existence, and even the astronauts who transported it there did so unknowingly. Its been on the lunar surface since November 1969, when Apollo XII landed in the area called the Ocean of Storms. And it contains the work of six major artists of the s: Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, David Novros and John Chamberlain. Their works were shrunk down and are contained on a -by--inch ceramic wafer, smallerSEE MOON, C4 top secret THE PROJECT APOLLO ARCHIVE / COURTESY PHOTOMoon detail of CopernicusRheinhold. SEE WINE, C14 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS Skunk Ape erotica Ive recently been tromping around the Everglades looking for the Skunk Ape, a Bigfoot-like creature rumored to live in Floridas swamps. According to most reports, the Skunk Ape stands 7 feet tall, is covered in reddish-brown fur and has a distinctively bad smell. He spends his time wallowing in alligator caves and likes to dine on fruits and nuts plus the occasional deer or wild hog. The Skunk Ape is usually seen walking on two legs and carries himself like a man. From a distance, you might mistake him for any other big guy. One evening last week at dinner, I explained the Skunk Ape phenomenon to a group of international friends, people for whom Florida still seems exotic. As I was comparing the Skunk Apes attributes to Bigfoot, one of the men there, a writer, asked if Id ever heard of Bigfoot erotica. I nearly choked on my steak. Do what? I said. It turns out he wasnt lying. Earlier in the year there was a brief media frenzy which I somehow missed around author Virginia Wade, whose erotic e-book series about Bigfoot nets her $30,000 a month. Thats a lot of book sales. Who knew so many people could be turned on by a tall, hirsute hominid? Id give you the name of the series so you could check it out for yourself, but the title is so raunchy I wouldnt dare print it here. Suffice to say, the books leading man, a Sasquatch named Leonard, has some truly stellar attributes. Like that early scene from 1987s classic Harry and the Hendersons, where the Henderson family is sitting around the kitchen table debating what to do with their new Bigfoot friend. Were talking about a living, breathing being here, the mother says. We dont even know what it is, says the fathers character, played by John Lithgow. Male or female. Their teenage daughter rolls her eyes. Definitely male. How can you tell? the mother says. The daughter gives her an emphatic look. Oh, dont answer that, honey. In addition to Bigfoot erotica, theres a host of other peculiar genres, including dinosaur smut with titles such as Taken by the T-Rex and Running from the Raptor. Much like the naughty tales that feature Sasquatch, these stories favor outdoor settings and heavy use of animal pelts (for bedding, for clothing). Its not my thing, exactly, but I suppose I could see the appeal. The point is this: Tastes are variable, unexpected at times, and often inexplicable. I recently revealed to friends that I found the original Robocop sexy and was stunned to learn thats not a universal sentiment. Who am I to judge if a segment of the population gets worked up over Bigfoot? In fact, Im starting to wonder if there isnt room for another salacious literary genre: Skunk Ape erotica. Ive been casting about for a new writing project, and for a while now Ive told anyone who asks that Id love to write sm utty books. And what better way to do smut than in the swamps of South Florida? Thankfully, desire comes in many forms even the big, hairy, smelly variety. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. y t p l a L artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com u a t c h name d L eony ste ll ar attri b utes. e f rom 1987s classic d ersons, w h ere t h e s sittin g around the n g w h at to d o wit h i end. o ut a l ivin g b reat h h e mot h er s ui ng d inosaur smut T a k en b y t h e T-Rex t he Raptor. b e ddi n g f or clothing). Its not my t h in g exact l y, b ut I su pp ose I cou ld see t h e a pp ea l T h e point is t h is: Ta st es a re an d was s t unne d to no t a un iv er sa l se nt a m I to jud g e i f a se g p opu l ation gets wo r Bi gf oot? In f act, Im starti n i f t he re i sn t r oo m sa l acious l iterary g Ape erotica. Ive b a w I a a I w bo w te s m th e So u T d e s in m e h ai r var ie Artis Henderson is th of Unremarried Widow by Simon and Schuster. Andrew T. Jaffe, MD, FAAD Medical Director*Restrictions apply. Individual results may vary.Contact Riverchase for more information.1-800-591-3376 www.Riverchase-FatFreeze.comMultiple locations for convenient care. We Guarantee Your Results Before AfterPhotos courtesy of Eric Bachelor, MD, FACS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014at ourDowntown Naples Of ce 261 9th Street South, Naples, FL 34102New patients only. Appointments required.Please Call 239-216-4337
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 than a postage stamp and as thin as paper. Although you cant travel to the moon to see the installation that was placed surreptitiously, you can see a copy of the Moon Museum multiple (a sheet with a dozen or so of the ceramic wafers was originally produced) Aug. 22-Sept. 27 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery on the Fort Myers campus of Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison State College). The idea for the project came about when the six artists met at Maxs Kansas City, a New York City bar, to celebrate the first manned moon landing. At the invitation of NASA, Mr. Rauschenberg had been onsite for the launch of Apollo XI and was inspired to create his Stoned Moon series. Hed also been a major figure in creating E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology), an organization that encouraged collaboration between artists and engineers. While the men were hobnobbing at the bar, Mr. Myers proposed sending art to the moon. They all thought it was a great idea. So each contributed an image. Mr. Rauschenberg drew a simple line, Mr. Oldenburg, a kite in the shape of a mouse. Mr. Warhol drew a penis that looks like a rocket (and that some say is his initials). Mr. Myers offered a drawing of a geometric figure of interlocking forms. Mr. Chamberlain created a template pattern, and Mr. Novros drew a black square divided by small, thin white lines. With the help of Fred Waldhauer using cutting-edge technology at Bell Telephone Laboratories, the six images were reduced and etched onto a handful of identical ceramic wafers, one of which the artists hoped would be sent to the moon. Despite the stature of the artists, however, officials at NASA would not agree to send their miniature museum into space. So a Grumman engineer who worked at Cape Canaveral secretly placed one of the tiny art objects on the leg of the landing gear of the Apollo XII lunar module. Its the size of a fingernail, says Jade Dellinger, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery. He curated The Moon Museum (1969): Apollo XIIs Secret Art Mission as a means of celebrating the 10th anniversary of the renaming of the college gallery after Mr. Rauschenberg. (This falls gallery programming will focus heavily on the late artists legacy and impact, including the next exhibition, Rauschenberg: China/America Mix, Oct. 22-Dec. 17.)An immersive experienceIts not known exactly how many Moon Museum multiples were made or how many still exist. We think there could have been be as many as 16, Mr. Dellinger says. Each of the contributing artists was given one of the wafers as a souvenir of sorts, he says. We know Chamberlain lost his and Novros gave his to his father, but after his father died, it was never found which his easy to understand because theyre so tiny. One of the wafers resides at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Another is at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, donated by Mr. Waldhauers widow after her husbands death. It is the smallest art object in MoMAs permanent collection, Mr. Dellinger says. The Moon Museum on exhibit at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery originates from one of the engineers who had worked with Mr. Waldhauer at Bell Laboratories. It was featured at The National Gallery of Art in Tbilisi, the Democratic Republic of Georgia, last November in an exhibition that was co-organized by the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, the U.S. Department of State and National Geographic Magazine. Its also been on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and was part of a project Mr. Dellinger did five years ago for the Tampa Museum of Art. To exhibit it in such a way that allows viewers to have an immersive experience, he has created a smaller gallery within the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery. Theres one light purple wall and another thats deep purple. A third wall is for the projection of uncut footage shot by the Apollo XII astronauts. In another corner, a flat screen TV plays a French documentary on a loop, showing highlights from the Apollo XII mission. Ambient music from Brian Enos 1983 Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks plays in the background. Mr. Dellinger describes it as an immersive, surreal environment. The tiny Moon Museum itself is on a glowing opaque stand with a light hanging over it. Mr. Dellinger asked that Florida Weekly not publish the image, so as to not ruin the experience for visitors. Although this Moon Museum has not been part of an actual lunar landing, is sits in the vitrine on a bit of goldcolored Kapton foil that has been to the moon, on one of the Apollo missions, Mr. Dellinger says. It will be the focal point of the room, holding the singular object, he says about the display, a glowing beacon monolith. Vintage NASA press photographs and mission-related artifacts are also part of the exhibit.Meaningful presentationMr. Dellinger wants to transform the gallery space for every exhibit it hosts. I want people to have a very different experience every time theyre here. Its about doing this in the most meaningful way we can present the art properly. For the Moon Museum, he adds, Weve created a gallery within the gallery to show a miniature museum. Its an artist-conceived museum space, he says, noting that Marcel Duchamp, who influenced Mr. Rauschenberg, created a piece called Box in a Valise that was a retrospective of all his art in miniature, contained in a single suitcase. So there was a miniature Nude Descending a Staircase, a miniature of the urinal, Mr. Dellinger says. Its about telling a story the idea that an artist could create his own museum. When the Mr. Rauschenberg and his fellow artists decided to created the Moon Museum, it was important to all of them that their effort would be considered a museum, a group exhibition, a permanent collection. Wanting nothing more than to put something soulful where typically NASA had left detritus and hardware behind, nearly half a century later, the Moon Museum is still a compelling art object and continues to resonate profoundly in the imagination, Mr. Dellinger says. This is an extraordinary opportunity for Southwest Florida to see it, he says, adding neither MoMA nor the Warhol Museum has even loaned out their Moon Museums. Its such an inspiring idea. It has such appeal. Anyone whos gazed up at the moon, to know that theres been art there, secretly, for 45 years, art by Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol but for us, most meaningfully, Rauschenberg The Moon Museum might be small, he adds, But the idea here is huge. MOONFrom page 1 THE PROJECT APOLLO ARCHIVE / COURTESY PHOTOApollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean beginning the lunar module ladder descent. It was on this mission that Rauschenbergs Moon Museum traveled.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYJade Dellinger, director of the Bob Rauschenbert Gallery The Moon Museum (1969): Apollo XIIs Secret Art Mission>> When: Aug. 22-Sept. 27 >> Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22; regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday >> Where: The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers >> Cost: Free >> Info: 489-9313 or RauschenbergGallery.com
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Maine lobsters steamed and served with drawn butter and corn on the cob. $21.99Surf-N-Turf Steamed 1 lb. lobster with a 6 oz. let mignon with potato and veggie. $39.99 FLORIDA WRITERSFlawed hero becomes a sharks best friend Shark Fin Soup by Susan Klaus. Oceanview Publishing. 344 pages. Hardcover. $26.95. Myakka City (in Manatee County near Bradenton) is where Susan Klaus lives on her 40-acre farm and writes novels. Thats when shes not busy as the manager and part owner of the Matrix, a thoroughbred horse farm and cattle ranch that is currently raising rodeo bulls. Or when shes not busy with her Internet radio program, The Authors Connection, that reaches listeners in 148 countries. In the fall of 2013, Ms. Klaus published her second novel, Secretariat Reborn, a thriller that focused on the thoroughbred-racing scene and introduced Christian Roberts. Christian is a startlingly handsome, recently married young outdoorsman who has become enormously wealthy. His idyllic life is plunged into misery, however, when his wife is killed on their 47-foot sloop while they are sailing around the Bahamas. The investigation of her death launches this new Christian Roberts novel in which Christian is immediately a person of interest. Something just doesnt ring true in his explanation of Allies death aboard Hanks Dream. From Nassau, local policeman Sergeant Drake enlists the assistance of the Miami FBI, and soon Agent Dave Wheeler and his young partner Ralph are on the case. It becomes clear that men do not like blonde Adonis-types with tons of money. Could they be jealous, maybe? Did Christian return from a bit of diving fun to find his boat plundered and his wife murdered, as he tells the investigators? Well, not really. There is a good reason those shark-fin harvesters have not been found. While Christian may very well be a murderer, he is not the murderer of his wife. However, he does feel terribly guilty about putting her in harms way. The loss of his wife has plunged him into suicidal despair. And where is that missing fishing trawler, anyway? Soon teamed up with Vince Florio, his semi-retired underworld friend and confidant, Christian fully commits to saving the sharks that are headed for death once their fins are harvested for the favored Asian soup. Through Christians concern, which was initially Allies, readers learn about the accelerating diminishment of the shark population due to a lack of regulation and the greed of shark fishermen of all kinds, notably the shark fin strippers. Hiding behind the invented persona of ecoterrorist Captain Nemo, Christian takes great risks to keep a deathbed promise to Allie: a promise to do all he can to stop the ecological carnage by first saving the sharks. He knows that the loss of the sharks is undermining the ecosystem that depends on shark appetites to control the natural balance that is now severely threatened. Trawlers and shark fin processing facilities suddenly explode, with spray paint warnings alerting the greedy entrepreneurs and the media to Captain Nemos campaign. As this mayhem unfolds, the FBI agents and the Royal Bahamian Police continue to gather evidence against Christian for the murder of his wife. Before long, people in major Asian cities fall ill and die from poisoning after enjoying their shark fin soup just as Captain Nemo had warned. Death by soup has a positive effect on outlawing fin harvesting, and the captain becomes a folk hero though his own life, not just his freedom, is in great jeopardy. The author takes some risks in making Christian as appealing as she does. After all, hes a criminal, his thinking is not always clear, hes subject to alcoholic bouts and he disrespects his parents with great abandon. In addition, Ms. Klaus point of balance in exploring the endlessly problematic issue of ends justifying means sits near the extreme of suggesting that heroic ends justify anything. Another risk she takes is bringing the plot to the brink of improbability on several occasions. This high-powered suspense tale employs many well-drawn settings: Costa Rica, Panama, New York, Florida and the Bahamas among them. Nonstop and often violent action, a great cast of subordinate characters and an appealing advocacy theme combine to make Shark Fin Soup especially savory. In his second appearance, Christian Roberts remains an enigma, a dark superhero whose stability is uncertain but whose glamorous appearance, quick wit and rugged determination make us want to root for him even as we readily discern his flaws. Then again, imperfect heroes are a major feature of the great Florida mystery tradition, which Ms. Klaus serves quite ably. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. h w m l n a d philJASONpkjason@comcast.net KLAUS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 THEATERDinner Train Royal Palm Noir aboard the Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Train select dates through Sept. 22. 275-8487 or semgulf.com.The Morning After the Night Before the Wedding Select dates through Aug. 24 by Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org. Mr. Marmalade By Laboratory Theater of Florida on Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 30 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.New Works Festival Gulfshore Playhouse holds its second annual New Works Festival Sept. 4-7. Four new plays will be presented, one each evening at 8 p.m. at The Norris Center. $45 for all four, $35 for three, $25 for two and $15 for one. (866) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org.THURSDAY8.21Garden Tour Naples Historical Society offers tours of The Norris Gardens at Historic Palm Cottage from 10-11 a.m. $10, free for NHS members. Reservations required. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164.Telling Tales The FGCU Library holds an opening event for Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The William R. Maples Collection from 5-7 p.m. in the FGCU Library Archives, Room 322. RSVP: 5907638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.More Art at FGCU The Main Gallery at FGCU hosts a gallery talk by curators John Loscuito and Andy Owen and the opening reception for Harvey Littleton: No Secrets from 5-8 p.m. Free. 590-1086 or fgcu.edu.Block Party Whole Foods at Mercato hosts a block party from 5-6:30 p.m. Enjoy free samples and vote for your favorite recipe for a chance to win a $25 Whole Foods gift card. 552-5100.Horizontal Tasting Decanted Wines hosts a tasting of various 2012 vintage wines from different regions from 5-7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Light appetizers to compliment the wines included. RSVP: 434-1814 or email@example.com.Mexican Fiesta Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life of Naples leads a class in Mexican home cooking from 6-8 p.m. $60. RSVP: 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com.Thursday on Third Live music fills the courtyards of the Third Street South shopping district from 6-9 p.m. More Music Mike Blasucci, Jeremy & Diego entertain from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Claw Bar at The Bay House Restaurant. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837.Live Jazz at Alto The Dan Heck Trio entertains starting at 7 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586. Sweat the Small Stuff Its trivia night starting at 7 p.m. at the Naples English Pub. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 7753727 or thenaplesenglishpub.com.Salsa Steps Dolce Vita Dance Co. offers a beginner salsa group class starting at 8 p.m. 3285 Pine Ridge Road. $20. (484) 680-0693 or dolcevitadance.com.Just for Laughs Eddie Griffin takes the stage at House of Brewz in Gulf Coast Town Center tonight and Aug. 23. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedyclub.com.Open Mic Frankie Colt hosts open mic night starting at 9 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or southstreetnaples.com.FRIDAY8.22Heres to Beers Naples Beach Brewery hosts a tasting and tour from 4-8 p.m. $15 includes 2 ounces of each beer brewed followed by two 12-ounce pours. naplesbeachbrewery.com.Welcome To The Weekend Say TGIF with $5 flutes of Veuve Clicquot Yelloe Label ($25 for Le Grand Dame) from 5-7 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. Live entertainment. 475 Seagate Drive. 597-3232.Guitar Man Guitarist Tom DesRochers entertains from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7138 or caperskitchen.com.Live Tunes Bob Zottola performs from 6-9 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com.Acoustic Trio Railhead entertains from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Claw Bar at The Bay House Restaurant. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837.Pickin and Grinnin The Bean Pickers take the stage from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or fredsdiner.com.Live Jazz at Alto The Rebecca Richardson Trio entertains starting at 7 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586. Laugh It Off Vinny K takes the stage at Old Naples Comedy Club tonight and Aug. 23. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or oldnaplescomedyclub.com.SATURDAY8.23Farmers Market Stock up on fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, cheese, pasta, coffee, doggy treats and more at the Third Street South Farmers Market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas on Third Street South.More Fresh Produce The Golden Gate Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd. 206-4339.Back-to-School Fun in the Sun North Collier Regional Park and Sunn-Fun Lagoon host a back-to-school bash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $8 for kids 48 inches and taller; $4.50 for youngsters 47 inches and shorter; free for ages 3 and younger. 252-4000 or napleswaterpark.com.Fabulous s Vintage cars, free root beer floats, rockin music, workshops for kids and more will fill the parking lot at The Home Depot at Airport Road and Davis Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Smoothie & Salad Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life leads a lunch hour cooking class from noon to 1 p.m. featuring a blueberry, banana and yogurt smoothie and a mixed greens salad with corn, blue cheese and dried blueberries topped with blueberry vinaigrette. $25. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. RSVP: 514-4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. Sponsored by the Naples Jazz Society. Free. 254-9674.Smooth Jazz The Marc Vee Trio plays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Claw Bar at The Bay House Restaurant. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837.It Takes Two Pablo Repun Tango hosts a class for beginners from 7-8 p.m. followed by milonga for everyone. Bring your own wine; snacks provided. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or pablorepuntango.com.Live Jazz at Alto Dan Miller and the Lew Del Gatto Quintet perform in the jazz club setting at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen starting at 7 p.m. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586. Singles Mingle Miromar Outlets hosts an Ice-Breaker Singles Mingle from 7-9 p.m. with food and drink specials and prizes. (877) 565-3836.Live Tunes Docs Bag o Tricks performs from 7-10 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com.SUNDAY8.24Fresh Goods The Collier Boulevard Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11725 C ollier Blvd. 206-4339.Be a Poet Author and Poet Jesse Millner leads a class in writing poetry using the age-old technique of listing from 2-4 p.m. at Dagnys Spirits. $10. 15205 Collier Blvd. RSVP: 384-9241 or dagnysspirits.com. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOVintage cars from the fabulous s, free root beer floats, rockin music, workshops for kids and more fun for the whole family will fill the parking lot at The Home Depot at Airport Road and Davis Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23.CAMERA USA PHOTOIconic Manhattan by Morris Herstein of Naples is among 46 photographs taken around the country by photographers from around the country that comprise the Naples Art Associations fourth annual Camera USA: National Photography Exhibition. The show hangs in the main gallery at The von Liebig Art Center through Sept. 26. Also on exhibit at the center is Pictures in Process: Photographs by NAA Members. 585 Park St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MondayFriday. Free admission, donations welcome. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.
Live Tunes Nevada Smith performs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com.Live Jazz at Alto Bob Zottola and Stu Shelton play jazz favorites starting at 7 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586. Reggae Sunday The Floribbean Allstars take the stage at 10 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 435-9333 or southstreetnaples.com.MONDAY8.25Film Night The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a screening and discussion of Wild Target at 7 p.m. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Play Your Cards Right Its bingo night starting at 7 p.m. at the Naples English Pub. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 7753727 or thenaplesenglishpub.com.Country Monday Blue Martini in Mercato presents live country music from 8-11:30 p.m. followed by a DJ until 2 a.m. Hospitality workers enjoy industry pricing all night starting at 8 p.m.TUESDAY8.26Local History Docents with the Naples Historical Society lead tours of Historic Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $10, free for NHS members. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Piano Man Enjoy the Joe Marino Piano Show from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com.Live Jazz at Alto Stu Shelton plays jazz starting at 7 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586. Tango Tuesdays Step up for intermediate and advanced tango class from 8-9 p.m. at Pablo Repun Tango. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or pablorepuntango.com.Read the Words Its karaoke night from 9 p.m. to midnight at South Street City Oven & Grill. 435-9333 or southstreetnaples.com.WEDNESDAY8.27Old Naples History Docents with the Naples Historical Society lead walking tours of the Third Street South historic district setting out at 9:30 a.m. $10 for NHS members, $16 for others. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Dog Days Dining If its Wednesday, its Dog Days Dining at Agave Bar & Grill. Come in for lunch or dinner and a portion of your tab will be donated to Humane Society Naples. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-3473.Sicilian Wine Dinner Angelinas Ristorante serves a five-course Sicilian dinner accompanied by Italian wines starting at 6 p.m. $89. 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 390-3187.Cooking with Love Learn to make Norman Love Confections molded candies in a class from 6:39-9:30 p.m. at the NLC chocolate salon. 11300 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers. $95. RSVP: 561-7215.Live Jazz at Alto The Hi-Five Quintet tunes up for an evening of jazz starting at 7 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586. Ad Libbing The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents an evening of improvisation beginning at 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 MONTE CARLO All donations and proceeds A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMBER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMEDATION BY THE STATE REGISTRATION #CH32532. TICKETS: $150 THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Dr. David and Theresa Whalley WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOMING UPJewelry Making Join jewelry designer Tara Rose and create your own fashion-forward necklace in a class from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Kristoff Jewelers. $85 Beginners welcome. 640 Fifth Ave. S. RSVP: 263-8999 or info@ kristoffjewelers.com.Music by Mudbone The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Mudbone in concert starting at 7 p.m. Aug. 28. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org.Just for Laughs John Rathbone takes the stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 28-30 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club in Gulf Coast Town Center. 389-6901 or jenn@ offthehookcomedy.com.Sidewalk Sale The Village on Venetian Bay holds its Labor Day weekend sidewalk sale Friday-Monday, Aug. 29-Sept. 1. venetianvillage.com.Sunset Trolley Tour Hop aboard the trolley at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Tavern on the Bay and enjoy a Naples Sunset Rotarys sunset tour around town. $55 includes a Hurricane cocktail upon arrival and drinks at each of these stops along the way: Sea Salt, Pelican Larrys and South Street. Proceeds benefit area charities. 839-3532 or naplessunsetrotary.org.Labor Day in Big Cypress Clyde Butchers Big Cypress Gallery celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Big Cypress National Preserve with open house fun and programs including gallery talks by Mr. Butcher and his wife, Niki Butcher, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30-31. 52388 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee. 695-2428 or clydebutcher.com.Daring to Dream Local actress Janina Birtolo performs a one-woman show as Amelia Earhart at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Free for members of the Marco Island Historical Society, $5 for others. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 3896447 or themihs.com.See Amelie Join the Naples International Film Festival and the NIFF Film Society for a screening and discussion of the blockbuster French film, Amelie, starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. $25 includes refreshments. 592-0300. Champagne & Chocolate Shulas holds the fourth annual Champagne & Chocolate Tasting featuring sweets from Norman Love Confections as a benefit for The United Way of Collier County from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 in the lobby bar at the Hilton Naples. $55 in advance, $65 at the door. 430-4999 or Naples Boat Show The annual boat show sponsored by the Marine Industry Association of Collier County takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5 at the Naples City Dock in Crayton Cove. Free. 682-0900 or miacc.org. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to email@example.com. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.White, White by Harvey Littleton is among the more than 40 prints on exhibit in Harvey Littleton: No Secrets opening Aug. 21 in the Main Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University. A gallery talk by curators John Loscuito and Andy Owen begins at 5 p.m. and the opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit showcases more than 40 prints highlighting the life and work of the pioneering American glass artist and printmaker Harvey Littleton as well as numerous artists who worked at his studio. Mr. Littletons daughter has pledged White, White and 70 other pieces of her fathers work to the universitys permanent collection. Free. 590-1086 or fgcu.edu. Love That Dress!, the feel-good shopping spree of the year benefiting PACE Center for Girls, takes place Aug. 23 at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Course. Shoppers will stake their claim to thousands of new and gently worn dresses and accessories with labels from Gap to Gucci. Doors open at 5 p.m. for VIP ticket holders ($150) and at 6 p.m. for general admission ($30). Tickets are available at lovethatdress.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Established 1976 239-263-9940 Established 1979 239-263-2734 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Expires 8/31/2014 Not good with any other offer.The Real Taste of Naples The Flavor of the Gulf CoastWRITING CHALLENGE The LakeBeverly Becton, Fort MyersLooking down, the woman sees what used to be there: water, green and cool, swirling around the posts of the pier and inviting her to take the plunge when she was young. Growing up, so much of her life had centered around the lake. My swim! My swim! was her excited shout whenever the lake would come into view when she was five. At 10, all kinds of celebrations were held there: birthday parties, end-ofschool parties and church picnics. When she was 15, the lake was the place to go with friends to swim and to water ski. Flirtations, puppy love and break-ups fueled the life of the lake. She moved away from the lake when she was 20. In reality, she never could swim very well. Her swimming efforts were once described as chicken-like, but she could dog paddle extremely well. How would she get along in the wide lake of adulthood? Would it be like her swimming attempts all effort but going nowhere? Or would it be like her dog paddle too immature for words? She is 40 now and back at the lake. She has done all that society required of her by graduating from college, getting married, raising a family and having a career. But as she looks down, she can see only what isnt there: The water has receded. It no longer comes up under the pier, enticing her with its promise of pleasure and fun. 1952Suzan Wharton, NaplesI was 47 years old when my father went from a rehabilitation hospital into a nursing home. Within two months, he was dead. The task of cleaning out his house fell upon me and my younger brother. Dad had not lived in this house for two years. A fall had sent him into the first hospital. In fact, Dad had not lived at all for 11 years, since Mom died. I was cleaning out Dads workshop when I came upon an old, dog-eared photograph. It was hidden in the back corner of one of the drawers, under an old notebook. I was quite surprised to see a much younger version of my mother, in a rather revealing swimsuit! As I looked closer, my surprise turned to shock. I realized it was not my mother ... not my mother at all. The back of the photograph revealed no clues to the womans identity other than a penciled initial H and the year 1952. My heart thudded with the realization that I was looking at something forbidden, long hidden. Who was she? What was she doing here in my fathers space? What beach is this? And why has she remained hidden for so many years? In frustration, I have to admit that I will never be able to answer any of these questions. H will always remain an unsolved mystery. Perhaps she was the cause of the unspoken unhappiness that pervaded my childhood? Was she behind the father who took little interest in his family? Those evenings when he sat in his old leather chair, staring off into space with vacant eyes so far away from the rest of us, was it she who filled these distant thoughts? Was he dreaming of another life? The life that might have been? I folded her up along the familiar worn old creases and she fit like a glove where my credit cards go. In how many wallets had she traveled with him? How did she end up here, hidden in a drawer in his workshop? The Forbidden Zone, his workshop, where he went to unwind, to escape. No one is alive now to provide me with answers. Like so many questions that puzzle most people, the what ifs and I wonders, the crossroads of life, the paths not chosen or doors unopened.I walked the long hallway of my childhood home, soon to be filled with new peoples lives. There is my brother, an old man now like our father. My hand reaches into my pocket and brings out my wallet. I start to unfold the worn photograph. I stop, and take a slow deep breath. Its OK, Dad, I think, I found her, precisely, hidden away. Your secret is safe, right here in my wallet. Right here in my heart.A sense of peace comes over me like a warm woolen shawl. It is the first time we have ever agreed on anything, my father and I. Must Kill Black SnakesJohn Meade, NaplesRarely does one get a second chance to make a first impression in the search for love. I did. I hope it never happens again. Three years after a brief encounter and an exhaustive journey to arrange a second meeting, I was looking into her obdurate Colombian brown eyes. Listening to her Ivy League voice, punctuated by her legal training and interrupted by the protectiveness of a single mother. I cant take guys home could be a Oh, please! Do you know how much it cost to rescue Betancourt? She knew the risk. Her questions and comments continued. Why havent you ever been married? I hope youre not looking at me. I dont see myself ever getting married again. When was the last time you went home to Massachusetts? I wont take my family for granted. Let me tell you how it is. I had figured this woman completed me, but more importantly, she stopped me. Stopped me from my daily unexamined existence and allowed me to think there was a chance at love. But after each statement, I wondered: How could I win this womans heart? Certainly she could find someone more powerful and wealthy. Better looking and a better dancer. But I doubted she would ever find a better steward of her beauty. I tried to be funny and articulate, but that night the ability to speak betrayed me. And I have never really been considered funny. Then she said it. I had my answer. And now my heart ached like a schoolboys. The only reason I need a man in my life is to kill those black snakes that are occasionally in front of my building. My eyes and heart did not change, but my head already battered with insecurities convinced me I had no chance with her. Round one of this years Florida Weekly Writing Challenge presented readers with this photo as a prompt for their short stories. Here are three of the more than four dozen responses we received. A new photo prompt for round two of the challenge is on page C3.
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Here are the other NWWF vintners for 2015: Featured dinner vintners Will pour during dinners hosted by festival trustees in private homes and settings throughout Naples. Santiago Achvalof Achval-Ferrer in Mendoza, Argentina Paul Leary of Blackbird Vineyards in Napa Valley Deb Whitman and Ed Fitts of BRAND Napa Valley in St. Helena, Calif. Nick Allen of Carte Blanche Wines in Napa Valley, Calif. Roberta Ceretto of Ceretto in Alba, Italy Blakesley and Cyril Chappellet of Chappellet Vineyard in St. Helena, Calif. Paul Pontallier of Chteau Margaux in Margaux, France Thomas Duroux of Chteau Palmer in Margaux, France Nicolas Glumineau of Chteau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac, France Ann Colgin and Joe Wender of Colgin Cellars in St. Helena, Calif. Tim Mondavi and Carissa Mondavi of Continuum in St. Helena, Calif. Shahpar and Darioush Khaledi of Darioush in Napa Valley, Calif. Claude and Laurent Ponsot of Domaine Ponsot in Morey-Saint-Denis, France Grace and Ken Evenstad of Domaine Serene in Dayton, Ore. Bill Foley of Foley Johnson in Healdsburg, Calif. Valerie Boyd and Jeff Gargiulo of Gargiulo Vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif. Dan Kosta of Kosta Browne Winery in Sebastopol, Calif. Cinzia Merli of Le Macchiole in Bolgheri, Italy Vronique Drouhin-Boss of Maison Joseph Drouhin in Beaune, France Manuel Louzada of Numanthia in Valdefinjas, Spain Betty OShaughnessy and Paul Woolls of OShaughnessy Winery in Angwin, Calif. Deborah and Bill Harlan and Amanda and Will Harlan of Promontory in Oakville, Calif. Merle and Peter Mullin of Rams Gate Winery in Sonoma, Calif. Beth Novak Milliken of Spottswoode Estate Vineyards & Winery in St. Helena, Calif. Barbara Banke of Vrit / Tenuta di Arceno in Santa Rosa, California and Siena, Italy Champagne sponsor Will pour during the Krug tasting/luncheon and during champagne receptions at each of the 16 private vintner dinners. Krug Champagne in Reims, France Port vintner Will pour during the dessert course at each of the 16 private vintner dinners. Dominic Symington of Symington Family Estates in Douro, Portugal Featured luncheon vintners Will pour during a luncheon after Meet the Kids Day. Bridgit and Stephen Griessel of Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, Wash. Andrea Farinetti of Borgogno Wines in Barolo, Italy Ann and Dick Grace of Grace Family Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif. Juan Mercado of Realm Cellars in St. Helena, Calif. VIP party and auction day vintners Will pour at the opening party and prior to the start of the live auction. Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr Wines in St. Helena, Calif. Todd Newman of Dakota Shy Wine in St. Helena, Calif. Mike Farmer and Lucas Farmer of Euclid Wines in Napa Valley, Calif. Augustin Huneeus of Flowers Vineyard & Winery in Napa Valley, Calif. Carole and Michael Marks of Gemstone Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif. Helen Keplinger and DJ Warner of Keplinger in Napa Valley, Calif. Melinda Kearney and Michle Ouellet of LORENZA in St. Helena, Calif. Jenny Marie and Rutger de Vink of RdV Vineyards in Delaplane, Va. Gary R osella and Adam Franscioni of ROAR Wines in Soledad, Calif. WINEFrom page 1 The 2015 Naples Winter Wine Festival: Imagine the Possibilities>> When: Jan. 23-25 >> Where: Vintner dinners in private homes; tasting luncheon and live auction at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort >> Tickets: $8,500 per couple; $20,000 for reserved seating for a party of four at the same vintner dinner and under the auction tent. >> Info: (888) 837-4919 or napleswinefestival.com Locally owned and operated. 239.390.3187 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs (south of Coconut Point, across from The Ship)angelinasofbonitasprings.comServing dinner Tuesday-SaturdaySicilian Wine DinnerWednesday, August 27 6 p.m. *Plus tax & gratuity. Menu and wine pairings are subject to change. We kindly request credit/debit card details to conrm your reservation; Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to dinner will be charged to your card. Happy Hour Nightly 4:30 7 p.m. R R e a a l l l I t t t a l l l l i i i a a n. Arachinni (Italian rice ball) with an almond pesto Regaleali Bianco (Grecanico/Cataratto/Inzolia) 2013 Insalata di Polipo (octopus and potato salad) Tasca Leone (Cataratto/Sauvignon Blanc/Pinot Bianco/Gewustraminer) 2012 Sicilian pork ravioli with tomato and meat sauce Tasca Lamuri (Nero DAvola) 2011 Veal tenderloin with a citrus marsala, roasted wild mushrooms and a parsnip and carrot puree Tasca Rosso del Conte (red blend) 2007 Almond and pistachio tart with a strawberry basil gelato Maculan Dindarello Moscato Fior dArancio$89 PER PERSON* RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
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Instead, the small compartment held religious relics, locks of hair of lovers, notes or other tiny memorabilia of a romantic or religious nature. The poison ring is not out of fashion. Internet ads offer hundreds of modern versions today. Prices range from under $40 for pewter or plated metal rings to thousands of dollars for gold rings set with precious stones.Q: We purchased a stool in the 1970s while we were living in England. Its wood, 18 inches high, and has vertical fluted sections that join to make a circular outer case. When the top is raised, a hinged toilet seat appears. Under it is a compartment with a lidded ceramic potty jar. It also has a hinged slide-out footrest with a leather top. There are no marks on the wood frame. The lettering on the bottom of the jar reads, Burleigh, Made in England. We have no idea of its origin or history. Can you help?A: You have a type of commode the English call a close stool. During the days before indoor plumbing, chamber pots with lids were usually kept under beds and used in the evenings when it was too dark or too difficult to go outside to an outhouse. The more well-to-do 18th-century family could afford a close stool, a small decorative cabinet that held a chamber pot inside. It was chairseat height and had an opening on top so the user could sit somewhat comfortably. Later close stools were made with hinged outer lids that could be lifted to access the chamber pot. By the 1870s, many had a toilet seat and a lid. A pullout footrest made it easier for a child to use. Fancy close stools were designed to look like elegant pieces of furniture with stained woodwork and upholstered tops. With the advent of indoor plumbing, they were used as parlor stools or stands. The mark on your chamber pot was used in the 1930s by Burgess & Leigh, a British pottery company founded in 1862 in Burslem, England. The pottery started using the name Burleigh Ware in the 1930s, and it uses the same name today. Your close stool is worth about $200 to $300.Q: I have been collecting Space Racerelated mechanical banks for a few years. Theyre all pot metal, and some of them are labeled with the name of an American astronaut or a commercial bank. The shapes include a rocket, flying saucer, ray gun and spacecraft. What do you think theyre worth? A: Banks like yours were made from the 1950s into the early 0s by Dura Mold & Manufacturing Co. and Astro Manufacturing Co., both in East Detroit (not Eastpointe), Mich. Most were sold at wholesale prices to banks and insurance companies, which probably gave many of them away to new customers. While the banks are not very old, they appear to be relatively rare and are sought by an eager group of collectors. They sell online for $40 and up.Q: We have a booklet called Kelloggs Funny Jungleland Moving Pictures. The part of the cover with the title on it is orange and below that is a picture of an elephant and a giraffe dressed like people. The pages inside are illustrated with other animals dressed like people. They are cut into sections that can be moved to change the clothes the animals are wearing. Its marked Copyright 1909 by W.K. Kellogg and Patented Jan. 15, 1907. The booklet is in pretty good shape other than a little hole in the fold of the book. What is it worth? A: The booklet was a promotional item for Kelloggs Corn Flakes. It sells for about $10 today, but the hole in yours decreases its value. Q: I recently inherited volumes of brand-new collectible plates and plate sets and am researching venues to either bulk wholesale them or to offer them at below cost to a major retailer. Every plate I have looked at comes with a certificate of authenticity, a box, etc. All are new and in perfect condition. Do you know a retailer who might be interested in them?A: Collector plates are hard to sell and almost all sell for less than their original value. Even the more expensive plates made by Danish manufacturers in the last 30 years have gone down in value. Most collector plates made by American makers sell for about $10 to $15 or less. If you want to sell the entire collection to a retailer, make a list of the plates you have and include the manufacturers name and the name of the plate. Be sure to indicate that you have the certificate of authenticity and the box for each. You can contact an online source like Replacements.com or try local antiques or consignment shops. Remember, the retailer has to make money on the deal and you will be lucky to get half the price the retailer sells them for.Tip: When you move, r emember that there is no insurance coverage for breakage if the items are not packed by the shipper. 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. Poison rings are part of history and mystery stories. Perhaps Lucrezia Borgia murdered her foes with her ring. This 18 carat gold ring with a hidden compartment has red enamel trim and an emerald set in the center. Advertised as a poison ring at a 2014 James Julia auction in Fairfield, Me., it sold for $1,185.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 Lobster FestNow Setember 22 Reservations at: (888) 456-3463 The Real Seafood Company Located at the Vanderbilt Galleria 8960 Fontana Del Sol Way, Naples, FL 34109 RealSeafoodCoNaples.comNot to be used in conjunction with any other offers, promotions, or discounts, including the birthday meal deal.Served with drawn butter, asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes, bleu cheese coleslaw and freshly baked bread.(TAX AND GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED)$21.95FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY1 1/4 lb Steamed Live Maine Lobster Brody plays master of escape in History Channel miniseries BY CINDY ELAVSKYQ: What has Adrien Brody been doing lately? Gina T., via emailA: Next up for Adrien is starring as the great magician-showman Harry Houdini in Houdini, the History Channel original miniseries, which airs Sept. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. The miniseries follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as Americas first bona-fide world-renowned superstar. Houdini delves deep behind the curtain into his life through his stunts, visions and mastery of illusion. Q: Can you tell me about the actress who plays Lucia on Graceland? She looks familiar to me. What else has she been on? Patrick J., via emailA: Jamie Gray Hyder is perhaps best known for playing Danielle, a werewolf in Alcides pack, last season on True Blood. After her TB stint ended, she went on to co-star on Graceland as Lucia Solano, who is just trying to live life on the straight and narrow unlike her brother, Carlito, and the rest of her family. I spoke with Jamie recently about her new role, as well as what we can expect as Graceland wraps up its second season on the USA network. Lucia wants to get a real job and be independent and prosperous, in a legal way. She wants to be able to live a normal life and have normal relationships. She doesnt get to have friends or lovers, because those relationships are constantly ruined by the antics of her brother and the rest of her family. Shes just striving for normalcy and is constantly being dragged through the mud. She did give me a little tease as to what to expect in the finale: Its a twopart finale, and its definitely designed to leave everyone wanting more. I just got done shooting it, and its all very fresh in my mind. Ill tell you this, when I read the finale, I was shocked. Q: Is it true that there is going to be another Terminator movie? Kalli R., Modesto, Calif.A: Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back on July 1, 2015 as the aforementioned Terminator in Terminator: Genisys. The fifth installment of the futuristic action series also stars Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (no relation to Emilia) as John Connor, and Jai Courtney (Eric in the Divergent trilogy) as Kyle Reese. I am curious as to the timeline of this film, because Emilia and Jai are in their 20s, and Jason, who plays their son, John, is in his 40s. So, Ill guess that some crisscrossing time-travel component definitely will play a part in this movie (as in all the Terminator films). Q: Will my favorite summer series, Suits, be back for another season? Fallon F., via emailA: USAs hit legal dramedy, which had its midseason finale Aug. 20, has indeed been renewed for a 16-episode fifth season. Also, look for the second half of season four in spring 2015. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or email letters@ cindyelavsky.com. Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini HYDER www.mwaterfrontgrille.com | 239.263.4421 | 41 to Park Shore SUNDAY BRUNCH$10.00 OFF with the purchase of at least 2 BRUNCH entres. Must present this coupon, 1 coupon per table, in house onlySunday 10:30am until 2:30pmExpires August 24, 2014 Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE!Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com ekly. Got Download?The iPad App CELEBRITY EXTRA 968 Second Avenue North Mon-Sat, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 239.434.7115 www.optionsnaples.org owned & operated by:Condential 24-Hour Crisis Line: www.naplesshelter.orgFREE Pick-Up of Furniture DonationsNEW ARRIVALS DAILY!WAREHOUSE SALE!!!FURNITURE, ARTWORK & MUCH MORE SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Your Neighborhood Restaurant KITCHEN & BAR MondaySat 11Close & Sunday 9Close Lunch & Dinner MondaySaturday Brunch Sunday Happy Hour Everyday OpenClose2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples 239.431.7438caperskitchen.com Surf & Turf$18.99THURoasted Salmon$15.99FRI12 oz. Prime Rib$16.99SATBaby Back Ribs$13.99SUNCrab Cakes$13.99MONFish & Chips$10.99TUEMeatloaf$10.99WED Brunch Lunch Dinner Catering The second annual Craving Fashion, a celebration of food and fashion that benefits Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida, takes place Friday, Sept. 26, at Waterside Shops. More than 30 restaurants have signed up to serve their specialties. Tickets are $50 and include tastings from all restaurants. There will be an open bar. Purchase tickets at cravingfashion2014.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Nannette Staropoli at 676-9756. The third annual Evening in Monte Carlo to benefit the Physician Led Access Network of Collier County is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Naples Yacht Club. Guests will enjoy professional regulation casino-style gaming as well as music, food, drink and a silent auction. The evenings celebrity host will be actor/writer/comedian Scott Adsit of Chicagos Second City and NBCs Rock. Tickets are $150. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available beginning at $1,000. For information, call 776-3016 or visit plancc.org. The 56th annual NCH Hospital Ball takes place Saturday, Oct. 25, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years event will benefit the hospitals cardiology program. Co-chairs are Cortney and Kevin Beebe. Invitations will be mailed in late August. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call 6242000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples holds its first Backyard Bash: Kick Off! tailgate party Saturday evening, Oct. 25. Put on your team colors, gather your friends and get in the spirit to support hands-on educational opportunities for children and families visiting Cmon. The evening promises to bring out the inner child of grown-up fans of every sport, from football and baseball to soccer, lacrosse, tennis, swimming and cricket. Games and a silent auction will encourage friendly rivalry. Naples Beach Brewery will provide beverages, Crave Culinaire will cook up the main meal, and Ritas Italian Ice will serve sweets. Co-chairs are Jennifer Jarvis Urness, Roxanne Werner and Rachel Linse. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,500 for an MVP table of eight. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 260-1714. The Light the Way gala to benefit the Salvation Army in Collier County takes place Saturday, Nov. 1, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. Co-chairs are Sharon Treiser and Sheila Zellers. Tickets are $300. Donations for the evenings silent and live auctions are being sought, as are individual and corporate sponsorships. Contact Chris Nind, director of development, by calling 210-3081 or emailing email@example.com. The American Girl Fashion Show to benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida returns to the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club with seatings at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The event showcases historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their American Girl dolls. Local young models (and their dolls) present the fashions. An American Girl doll salon and pop-up bookstore will be set up. Tickets for $100 will be available in September. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call Nicki McTeague at 343-6106, email Nicole. McTeague@LeeMemorial.org or find American Girl Fashion Show, Southwest Florida on Facebook. The s ixth annual Naples International Film Festival is set for Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 6-9. The opening-night red carpet gala takes place at ArtisNaples, with screening of independent documentaries, shorts and full-length features taking place at SAVE THE DATE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY 4350 Gulf Shore Boulevard, Naples 239.643.0004 thecafechic.com ENJOY OUR ALLNEW MENUFeaturing French Crpes, Pizza, Quiche & More Uniquely French with Ingredients Imported from France1 FRENCH QUICHE & SIDE SALADPlus regular co ee or 12-ounce fountain sodaONLY $7.50 Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. Call 775-3456 or visit naplesfilmfest.com for more information. Boogie on the Beach: Music for the Soul, an afternoon of food, fun and a silent auction to benefit Lighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss, takes place from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, on the main lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Live music will be by Sanctum Soul. Tickets are $75 for adults, $25 for ages 6-18 and free for ages 5 and younger. The events main sponsor is Arthrex. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds will help Lighthouse of Collier serve the estimated 14,000 blind and vision-impaired children and adults in Collier County. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit lighthouseofcollier.org. Humane Society Naples holds its 16th annual Tea & Fashion Show from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years theme is Ride Along the Riviera. Cochairs Philip Douglas and Doug Olsen, along with their pampered pooch Eva, promise an unforgettable afternoon of furry fun, fashion, fine food and refreshments, all to benefit the orphaned and abandoned pets awaiting their forever homes at the HSN shelter. Fashions will be presented exclusively by Escales and Pucci & Cattana Luxury Pet Boutique. Sponsorship opportunities are available now. For more information, visit hsnaples.org. Naples Botanical Gardens 11th annual Hats in the Garden luncheon and fashion show, Couture et Fleurs: Runway Fantasies Inspired & Created from Nature, is set for Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Garden. Co-chairs are Donna Hall and Rusty Hubbell. Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor, and Saks Fifth Avenue is the retail sponsor. Other major sponsors include Premier Sothebys International Realty, Naples Illustrated and Arthrex. The event is always a sell-out. For information about tickets, call 6437275 or visit naplesgarden.org. The Immokalee Foundations 2014 Charity Classic Celebration: Hope Grows takes place Friday, Nov. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The evening of fine dining, entertainment and the Fund A Dream auction highlights the successes of TIF students in the foundations various education programs. Joe Zednik, president of the TIF board of directors, is chair of the celebration. Tickets are $550. Sponsors include Arthrex, Fifth Third Bank, Jaguar Naples, Porsche of Naples, Bigham Jewelers, Naples Illustrated, Kevin Johnson with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, GE Foundation and Caterpillar Foundation. For more information, call 430-9122 or visit immokaleefoundation.org. The United Arts Council of Collier County hosts its annual Celebrate the Arts gala Thursday, Nov. 20, at the LaPlaya Resort. Robin Hamilton and Robin Bache Gray as co-chairs of the evening themed A Hot Night for Cool Arts. For more information, call 254-8242 or visit collierarts.com. The Community Foundation of Collier County hosts the 2014 Power of the Purse luncheon to benefit its Women of Initiative program Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Erin Brockovich, the legal clerk and environmental activist whose story became a hit movie starring Julia Roberts, will be the keynote speaker. Co-chairs are Myra Friedman and Jacquelyn Pierce. The luncheon brings together civic-minded leaders whose charitable activities help improve the well being of women and girls in our community. The 2015 Women of Initiative honorees will be announced at the Power of the Purse event. The 2015 Women of Initiative awards ceremony will be held in March 2015. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit cfcollier. org. Naples Botanical Garden celebrates the opening of the Eleanor and Nichole Chabraja Visitor Center with cocktails, dinner and dancing under the stars Thursday, Jan. 8. Tickets start at $300. Formal invitations will be mailed in the fall. For more information, call 643-7275 or visit naplesgarden.org. The Fire & Ice gala to benefit the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee takes place Wednesday, Jan. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets for the evening of dinner, dancing and a live auction are $500. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 657-7711 or visit guadalupecenter.org. The ninth annual Wishmakers Ball: Magical Moments to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida takes places Saturday, Jan. 17, at Quail West Golf and Country Club. Honorary chair of the evening is Brenda BoothBrown; co-chairs are Jenny Foegen, Dylan Sanders and Amy Sedlacek. The goal is to raise funds to enable MakeA-Wish to grant 30 wishes to children in Southwest Florida. Tickets are $250; sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $2,500. For more information, call Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about MakeA-Wish, including how to grant a wish or get involved as a volunteer, visit sfla.wish.org. Champions For Learning hosts its inaugural Night of Champions in celebration of its 25th year and to honor community leaders who are connecting Collier County students to their future. The evening is set for 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. For information about tickets and sponsorship tables, call Marylee Tirrell at 643-4755 or email email@example.com. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to benefit charities serving children takes place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, in private homes and at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Co-chairs for the 2015 event are Elaine Hawkins and Dorothy Fitzgerald. Tickets are $500 for the grand tasting and auction, $1,500 for a vintner dinner and the grand tasting and auction. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit swflwinefest.org. Hope for Haiti holds its 25th anniversary gala, Passport to the Heart, Saturday, March 7. Call the development office at 434-7183, ext. 4, for more information. Its never too early to mark your calendar for galas and fundraisers in the season coming up. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organizations event in Florida Weekly. Email details to editor Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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 Chef Arthur Stoerchle and his wife, Dale. Potatoes are not typically served as appetizers, but the potato pancakes here are and theyre 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, it was a delicious dish. 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: 1/2 Reviewed March 2014 Cider Press Cafe, 1201 Piper Blvd., Naples; 631-2500 Chef/owner Johan Everstijn calls what he creates Florida inspired, modernist plant-based cuisine. What youll find at Cider Press is an imaginative selection of meat-, fishand soy-free dishes that are delicious, beautiful and brimming with nutrition. Nothing is cooked at a temperature higher than 117 degrees, thereby preserving nutrients. But theres no sacrificing flavor. A Florida roll is made from shredded jicama (in lieu of rice), watermelon tuna, mango, cilantro and avocado. The Seminole corn chowder, served cold, is alive with sweet corn flavor. Chipotle enchiladas and churrasco (dumplings made of smoked nuts and portobello served with chimichurri sauce and yellow aji-pineapple salsa) are satisfying entrees. For dessert, try the tiramisu, with two creamy lemon layers and two imbued with coffee flavor. And dont skip the freshly pressed apple cider. Beer and wine served. Food: 1/2 Service:1/2 Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed March 2014 Cirellas Italian Bistro & Sushi Bar, 25265 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs; 948-3885 A restaurant that serves both sushi and Italian food? It sounds odd, but Cirellas somehow pulls it off. We found much to like and little to criticize on either side of the menu, despite the sense of cognitive dissonance involved when you start your meal with raw fish smeared with wasabi paste and move on to pasta Bolognese. The sushi chef here does not skimp on the fillings, producing large rolls that dont leave you hungering for more. Classic dishes such as eggplant Parm and linguine with clams are present, but Cirellas doesnt lean heavily on American-pleasing piccata and Marsala variations. The house-made gnocchi with Bolognese were tender, perfectly rolled and oh-so-fresh tasting. The delicious vitello di Parma was marked by delicately caramelized meat with bits of the salty ham, zesty slivers of garlic and mellow, milky cheese. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2013 Meredays Fine Dining, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 732-0784 The eponymous restaurant of Chef/ owner Charles Mereday is a wonder of gracious service, sumptuous surroundings and the inspired cuisine that its creator simply terms American but that is so much more. This is a truly superb restaurant and one that should not be missed. Food is served as multi-course small plates (choose three, four or five courses or sit at the bar and order a large plate) and changes along with the seasonable availability of ingredients. I can vouch for the perfectly crafted heirloom red and gold beet salad with grilled ricotta salada, mint and orange segments; superb seared scallops with arugula and parsnip puree; b utternut squash ravioli with tempura-fried squash blossom; Creole shrimp and cheddar grits; grilled salmon on sweet potato puree; crispy duck leg with wild mushroom risotto; and warm sticky toffee pudding with sweet toffee sauce and brown sugar ice cream. Theres an excellent wine list to choose from as well. Full bar. Food: Service:1/2 Atmosphere Reviewed September 2013 Osteria Tulia, 466 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 213-2073 This restaurant sits along tony Fifth Avenue, but inside, Osteria Tulia is downright homey, simple and rustic, with food to match. Chef/owner Vincenzo Betulia spent more than a decade at Campiello and now heads up his own place thats filled with family members creating superb authentic fare. Caponata and fresh bread whet the appetite. House-made ricotta with walnuts and fresh herbs and meatballs napped in tomato sauce and garnished with pine nuts, currants and melted Parmesan were great starters. The roasted chicken was a thing of wonder, tender and succulent, served with farro, acorn squash and locally grown black leaf kale. House-made garganelli with braised lamb sugo and sheep cheese will make pasta lovers swoon. For dessert, do not miss the ricotta fritters with slow-cooked berries and whipped cream. As befits such a homey establishment, service is warm and nurturing. Full bar. Food 1/2 Service: Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed April 2013 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 21-27, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.comVergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember!VERGINATHE STAR OF MEDITERRANEAN-ITALIAN CUISINE ON FIFTH CAN USE ONLY ONE PROMOTION AT A TIME. MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND/OR AVAILABILITY. OFFERS VALID UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2014A NOT to Miss Fun NightVergina Proudly AnnouncesGentlemens NightLadies Youre Absolutely Invited Every Wednesday Night This SummerDrinks & Appetizers 1/2 Off All Night From 8:00 PM Till Close Live Entertainment! LUNCH SPECIALSandwich with Soup or Salad and More plus Soda, Iced Tea or Coffee$10.95Offered Daily from 11:30 AM-3:30 PMBAR HAPPY HOURBeer from $2.75 Wine from $4.00 Well Drinks from $5.50 Tapas from $3.50Offered Tuesday-Sunday from 3:30-7:00 PMEARLY DINNER SPECIAL $18.953 Course Per PersonSUMMER SPECIAL $23.954 Course Per Person Sunday through Thursday20% OFFREGULAR MENU ANY TIME DAILY CUISINEBreakfast and lunch make for dynamic duo at ToastWith its sweet homemade banana bread, creative French bread stuffings and flights of food fancy (see the I Dont Want Salad Salad topped with a burger and fries), Toast torches some of the predictability of going out for breakfast or lunch. Bored with the usual eggs Benedict? Try Toasts Cali Benedict, with avocado, tomato and pesto hollandaise with your poached eggs. If youre bananas about fruit for the morning meal, tuck into the banana-bread French toast topped with bananas (yes, they have bananas today). Cant decide between a BLT and an egg salad sandwich? Toast puts both together in one b uttery croissant. With so many offbeat choices and breakfast served all day making a decision at Toast can be a bit daunting. Choosing the house-made raspberry iced tea ($2.25 with free refills) to start was the easy part (after ruling out a mimosa for a weekday lunch). I havent been to Toasts Naples location, but if its anything like the Bonita restaurant, its a cheerier, less corporate-feeling version of the First Watch chain. The light wood paneling and walls of pale yellow and cream make a neutral backdrop for a sparse collection of oversized, brightly hued paintings of landscapes and striped hot-air balloons and such. (They are original works created by the owner, Brandi Lostracco, and are for sale). The ceiling, too, is a playful checkerboard of soothing pastel shades. It all seems designed to brighten the morning or noontime gently rather than bombarding guests with too many tchotchkes or cold metallic and tile surfaces. We needed a few minutes to digest the smorgasbord of a menu, and our amiable server obliged after delivering our drinks. Once we ordered, the food arrived remarkably quickly and our waitress kept our glasses full throughout our meal and delivered the check promptly. I love breakfast food sunny-sideup eggs and crunchy bacon, or loaded omelets or burritos. But rarely do I have time or appetite at the beginning of the day for a substantive meal. So, it was a nice treat to have the option of eating such food for lunch. From the four eggs Benedict variations offered, which include a vegetarian one for those healthier than I am, I selected the Country Benedict ($9.50). With a flaky biscuit swapped for the usual toasted English muffins and peppery pork sausage patties substituted for Canadian bacon, it definitely had a rustic country appeal, and the addition of sauted mushrooms and onions added texture and caramelized sweetness. The eggs were perfectly poached, with silken whites and sunny, creamy yolks. The smooth hollandaise sauce draped over it all seemed lighter than most, yet was still buttery rich with a hint of lemon. Its hard to imagine a better or heartier Benedict than Toasts. On the side you get a choice of fruit, home fries or hash-brown casserole. I chose the last option, a combination of shredded potatoes baked with sour cream, cheese, chicken stock and onions. I didnt really taste all of those ingredients, but the potatoes were moist and nicely browned. The lunch menu is equally appealing and wide ranging. With a salad you can get chicken but not just one kind of chicken. Blackened, fried or grilled? Coconut-encrusted or buffalo style? The toasted cheese sandwich contains not one but three cheeses. There are clubs and panini, wraps and pitas. You get the idea. My companion opted for the stuffed pineapple ($9.25) from the Twist on the Usual section of the menu. It was a wedge of pineapple with part of the crown intact and topped with a mound of chicken salad. Slices of pineapple were tiled on top, and on the side were a wedge of watermelon, a cup of cottage cheese and a thick slice of the house banana bread. The salad was studded with dried cranberries, which was a tasty touch. But the dressing contained honey, according to the menu, and that made it just a tad too sweet for us. The banana bread was super-moist and had a fine crumb. I later regretted not taking a slice back to the office for a midafternoon snack. Next time Ill order the banana bread French toast. Or maybe the egg salad BLT. At Toast, it seems there are myriad reasons to plan your next breakfast or lunch. drew STERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com Toast of Bonita>> Hours: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Breakfast, $5.99-$11; lunch, $8.25-$9.75 >> Beverages: Beer and wine >> Specialties of the house: French toast, omelets, eggs Benedict, sandwiches >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Large mall lot >> Website: toastofbonita.comRatings: Food: 1/2Service: Atmosphere: 24600 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 221-8256 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Chicken salad studded with dried cranberries is served on a pineapple wedge along with cottage cheese and banana bread at Toast. Left: Country Benedict swaps sausage patties for Canadian bacon and a flaky biscuit for a toasted English muffin.
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