www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 46 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A16 CLUB NOTES A20 PETS A26 NETWORKING B4,6 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C15 SAVE THE DATE C23 VINO & CUISINE C26-27 In the worksGulfshore Playhouse presents four plays in second annual New Works Festival. C1 Cleared for takeoffPlan OKd to study viability of the return of commercial air service to Naples. A13 Love That Dress!A shopping extravaganza to benefit PACE, and more Society photos. C24-25 Caregivers supportNew group will help fortify those who care for others and help them better care for themselves. A25 INSIDE The sense of having a family ended up being a welcome if foreign notion to Ricky, who is 16. When he arrived at a group foster home for teenage boys last January, off a dirt road outside Punta Gorda, he planned to get kicked out. He was used to escaping supervision and, as a ward of the state (his parents are in jail), bounced between caretakers. But the 24-bed home and alternative school called AMIkids Crossroads ended up being more permanent than he had imagined. Our kind of stance is, were not kicking you out, said Crossroads Executive Director John Davidson. The commitment of individuals not to quit on him, no matter what in essence, taking on the responsibilities of his parents is what ultimately gained Rickys trust. Their commitment continues to serve as something solid and secure, a reliable reference point from which to start a life. Its like your own kids, Mr. Davidson said. That responsibility includes helping them navigate the process of getting into college, and finding an apartment, job and other necessities when they age out of the foster system at age 18. Crossroads residents are typically some Troubled teens find structure, mentors at AMIkids PH TOGRAPHEDPutting pictures in the spotlight ONE PICTURE, WELL COMPOSED AT THE right moment, with the light placed just where it should be; it arouses in us the most fundamental of human understanding. Awe. Wonder. Love. Happiness. They are all concepts too intricate and indescribable for language. But there, in that one image, we understand whats being said. Today, all of us walk around armed with cameras. In this way, ours is the most documented society in the history of mankind. While anyone can point and click, were glad to say professional photographers still exist in this 21st century artists and craftsmen with the right tools, the technical understanding of lumens and f-stops, and most importantly, the ineffable artists eye. This week, were honoring some of the finest photographers in Florida. Since one picture is worth a thousand words, we feel no need to apologize that this week in place of the story we usually offer you to read on our cover, weve given you something else simply some of the best photography for you to enjoy, share and maybe even pin up. PHOTOS AT RIGHT BY MIKE KINIRY. AT TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT, MICHELLE TRICCA, ADAM BARON AND JEREMY BULLARD l l um m en en s s and f st op p s a nt t t t ly y the in ef e fa a bl b e w w ee ee k, w e re h h on on n n or r r i nest p ho h togr ap p p p p he he he he he rs rs rs rs r o ne picture is is s s w w w w w or or o th th h h th s we f eel no no no o n n n n ee ee ee ee e d d d d d to to to to t s week i n n n n pl p pl p pl ac ac ac ac e e e e of of of o of f a lly o ff er r r r y y y y y ou ou ou u t t t t o o o o o re re r r re e e ad ad ad v e gi ve e e n n n n n yo yo yo yo u u u u s so so so o me me me p l y so m me me me m o o o o f f f f f th th th th h e e be be e s st st y ou to o o o o e e e e nj nj nj nj oy oy oy oy , s s sh ar r r e e e e p in u p. p. p. p. SEE PHOTOGRAPHED, A8 Shots by some of the best local photographersA8-11 >>inside:BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE AMIKIDS, A19 FLORIDA WEEKLY REPORT _________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 DR. FAHIM DPM, AACFAS DR. LAM** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. TIMM* FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS** Now accepting new patients. (239) 430-3668www.NaplesPodiatrist.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 Facts About Your Foot & Ankle COMMENTARY WarWhen the American journalist James Foley was beheaded in a YouTube exhibition earlier this month, I longed only for blood and vengeance. At that moment, the enemy had won. Four close friends helped me understand, however, that our most powerful weapons are ideas, not just bullets. Let me share here what they told me. Two of them, Bill Kilpatrick and Dr. Robert L. Hilliard, are combat-wounded veterans of World War II, authors, and still-working writers. One is my motherin-law and the other is a Florida Weekly editor. Bill Kilpatrick: Two things must be remembered regarding the appalling execution of James Foley: that he was in harms way of his own volition, and to quote English historian Steven Runciman, Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword. Although we understand the man died by an act of gruesome barbarism, is Mr. Foleys killing any more barbaric, any more gruesome than that of a kid blown to bits by a roadside bomb in Iraq or Afghanistan? I think not. Such things happen. Its called war. And yes, its horrid. Cynthia Bennett: Another videotaped beheading of an American journalist by ISIS shocks us with its barbarity and makes us remember the execution of Daniel Pearl by Al Qaeda in 2002. We are told that even Al Qaeda has broken away from ISIS because of their extreme brutality. Women must cover their faces and not leave the house. In July two women, one who was pregnant, were stoned to death in Pakistan by ISIS for alleged adultery. ISIS has said that the death of James Foley was in retaliation for the air strikes that freed the Yazidis trapped and starv ing on Mt. Sinjar. Maybe that will ease the situation and slow the spread of ISIS, but the underlying problem is extreme religious fundamentalism. ISIS is currently the most radical example but the principles of power and total control are shared by most fundamentalist groups, religious or not. And control and suppression of women is the one thing ALL of them, Christian, Jewish or Muslim, have in common. How can peace be achieved when there is blind allegiance and the willingness to die? How can progress be made when women are enslaved and have no value or freedom and can be beaten or killed at will? Unless we can answer these questions, the political-military solutions will be temporary at best. Osvaldo Padilla (who earned a masters degree from Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism, like Mr. Foley): Braver than most of us, James risked everything for the cause of truth. He was embedded voluntarily, asking uncomfortable questions of men with masks and cowards polluted by ideology and hatred. For what? For truth. Its that simple; thats what he died for. I put myself in his shoes for just a few seconds, and imagine those final moments. I envision trembling and soiling oneself and a dark loss of hope that manifests itself as a burning in the ribcage. I imagine that at that moment he recalled nothing about truth or AP style, Marshall McLuhan or Nellie Bly or anything else we learned at Medill. The only truth was fear, I imagine. Terror. And I want to avenge him, I want to behead those men in rooms blaring CNN and FOX and MSNBC with our small-skirted anchor women and the commercials for antidepressants and erectile dysfunction medications. I want to kick George W. Bush in the balls just because. I want to hug Foleys parents and tell them how noble their son was, so much more than so many of us who went through Medill. He was a true believer. Not an American hero, but a hero for the world a hero for the holy cause of truth. Dr. Robert Hilliard: I still cannot fathom the combined emotional and thought processes that permit or encourage one human animal to kill another human animal. Its not like other species of animals that (kill each other to eat). Are we still, despite obvious radical outside changes in the human animal through evolution are we still in the caveman mode, inside? Like you, my unwanted initial reaction (to Foleys murder) was, we got the bombs and planes, lets wipe out the bastards. But humans want to feel superior to the other animals. So we create gods and religions to prove we are better. Which also help us believe we are better than other groups of human beings. Which gives us the right to destroy the infidels. Lets jolly well have a crusade. Oh, and incidentally grab the infidels lands and material goods while were at it. I support Obamas humanitarian aid to the people trapped on the mountain and his attempt to stop the impending genocide they face. Maybe if we had done the same in the late 1930s when we first learned about the German death camps, there would not have been a WWII. And I deplore Obamas failure to provide at least humanitarian aid similarly to another group of people trapped and besieged with quasi-genocide, in an enclave called Gaza. Material gain money is often justified by invented deities called religion, and permitted by a state of evolution of the human animal that has not moved far enough past that of the non-human animal. As a parenthetical aside, says Dr. Hilliard: The targeting of journalists in areas of dispute attests to the fact that the media are the most powerful tools in the world for affecting peoples minds and emotions. And the yet-evolving human beings know that ask Rupert Murdoch or the Koch brothers! t i m i t roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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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 The ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of FergusonThousands have been protesting the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. He was due to start college just days after he was shot dead in broad daylight. Police left his bleeding corpse in the middle of the street for over four hours, behind police tape, as neighbors gathered and looked on in horror. Outraged citizens protested, and police brutally cracked down on them. Clad in paramilitary gear and using armored vehicles, they shot tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and flash-bang grenades, aiming automatic weapons at protesters. Scores of peaceful protesters as well as journalists have been arrested. The protests have raged along Fergusons West Florissant Avenue. Four miles south of the protests ground zero, along the same street, in the quietude of Calvary Cemetery, lies Dred Scott, the man born a slave who famously fought for his freedom in the courts. The Dred Scott decision of 1857 is considered by many to be the worst one in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. It ruled that African-Americans, whether slave or free, could not be citizens, ever. Scott was born into slavery in Virginia around 1799 (the same year noted Virginia slaveholder President George Washington died). Scotts owner moved from Virginia, taking him to Missouri, a slave state. He was sold to John Emerson, a surgeon in the U.S. Army. In 1847, Scott sued Emerson for his freedom in a St. Louis court. Scott and his family prevailed, winning their freedom, only to have the decision overturned by the Missouri Supreme Court. The case then went to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the courts majority opinion, Chief Justice Roger Taney, a supporter of slavery, wrote, A free negro of the African race, whose ancestors were brought to this country and sold as slaves, is not a citizen within the meaning of the Constitution of the United States. Thus, the court ruled that all African-Americans, whether slave or free, were not citizens, and never would be. The ruling also declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional. The compromise made Missouri a slave state, but dictated that northern territories in the rapidly expanding United States would be free territories, with slavery outlawed. The Dred Scott decision opened up all of these new territories to slavery, and was deemed a victory for the Southern slave states. The decision sent shockwaves through the country. Abraham Lincoln invoked the decision in his famous House Divided speech, saying: A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. The Dred Scott decision would help lead to the election of Lincoln as president, and push the country ever closer to civil war. Professor john a. powell (who writes his name in lower-case letters) teaches courses on Dred Scott. He is a professor of law and African-American studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and sees a link between that awful decision and problems today. We still have not come to full recognition of blacks and other people as full citizens, as full people, he told me. The protests in Ferguson stem in part, he says, because the black community tends to be overpoliced and unprotected. Ferguson is emblematic of deep racial divisions that persist in the United States today. Since the 1980s, the city has shifted from a majority white population to one that is majority black. Yet the mayor is white. The city council is overwhelmingly white, as is the school board. Perhaps most relevant to the protests, 50 officers of the 53-member police force are white as well. Pastor Michael McBride of Berkeley, Calif., has been in Ferguson, organizing the community in the aftermath of Michael Browns killing. Standing just feet from a military-grade Humvee, he blamed the systemic police violence on irrational fear of black men ... if youre that scared of black men, you should not police black communities. The people of Ferguson demand justice for Michael Brown, including the arrest of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who killed Brown. A number of groups are calling for a special prosecutor to take over the case, the removal of the National Guard and a Justice Department investigation into every shooting of an unarmed person of color Dred Scott lost in court, but eventually gained his freedom from another owner. Sadly, Scott died a year later in 1858 of tuberculosis. Miles from his final resting place, the echoes of his life and his struggles persist, amidst clouds of tear gas. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller. amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINION rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Free Rick PerryIt tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perry was indicted for the offense of vetoing an appropriations bill. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in exchange for a bribe. Not vetoing an appropriations bill as a favor to a donor. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in excess of his lawful authority. But simply vetoing an appropriations bill. That Perry could, in theory, face more than 100 years in prison stemming from this veto is so mind-bogglingly stupid that even Democrats and mainstream journalists have been taken aback. The whole matter has its roots in the drunken-driving arrest last year of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat. Police pulled her over for driving erratically. Video of the stop shows Lehmberg failing all manner of roadside tests. By the time shes at the jail, shes a parody of an entitled public figure. Her behavior is so outrageous that she has to be restrained like Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Her blood alcohol level was about three times the legal limit, and she ended up pleading guilty and serving jail time. Gov. Perry thought, not unreasonably, that because her office houses the states Public Integrity Unit, she should resign. Lehmberg disagreed. She exercised her power to stay in her position, and Perry exercised his power to veto funding for her Public Integrity Office as long as she did. You can disagree with one or both of them, but no one was committing a crime. It was left to a special prosecutor of the very same Travis County District Attorneys Office to concoct one, and manage to get a grand jury to fall for it. The indictment running barely two pages long is as substantive as a fifth-graders book report, and about as legally sophisticated. The two counts against Perry are that he misused government property and engaged in the coercion of a public servant. This makes it sound like he used the $7.5 million of vetoed funds to buy a vacation house, and blackmailed Lehmberg into indicting people on his whim. He, of course, did nothing of the kind. The indictment collapses under the slightest scrutiny. As legal blogger Eugene Volokh points out of the first count, Texas laws requires that the official be in possession of the misused funds. Perry never controlled the funds he vetoed. As for the second count, Volokh points to an appeals-court decision that held that coercion of a lawful act by a threat of lawful action is protected free expression. Its hard to believe that anyone thinks that these charges will stand up in court. But thats not the point. The indictment is an undisguised attempt to wound Perry, to create bad headlines, to distract him. On cue, Texas Democrats absurdly called on Perry to resign. The indictment itself is, in short, a naked abuse of power. The Travis County District Attorneys Office is infamous for this kind of thing. Forget vetoing funding for this office. If there were any justice, it would be shuttered and razed to the ground. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.
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In addition to being a partner in the law firm of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A., he leaves his mark on the community in many other ways. And there is a common theme: I am all about fun, he says. As chairman of the board for the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, Chris is helping Cmon develop a vision for the future and create new exhibits and concepts designed to expand the visitor base for the museum. Prior to his involvement with Cmon, he was instrumental in the formation of the Friends of the Collier County Museum and served as its chair for eight years, championing an $8 million capital drive that literally moved the old museum across the street, tripled it in size and developed the surrounding grounds. He also obtained a variety of historical artifacts for the museum, including the first home built on Tamiami Trail East, an antique swamp buggy, articles of Seminole clothing, the skeleton of a giant sloth and one of Southwest Floridas original logging locomotives. Chris has also been a member of the North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District Commission for 16 years and has developed a wide variety of programs and systems for the department. He created the Boy Scout programs at North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District and served as a Scoutmaster for 12 years, coaching 25 young men to Eagle Scout in the process. He has served as adult staff at two national Boy Scout Jamborees, and in 2010 he organized a four-day campout at Big Cypress for 4,500 scouts as part of the 1000th anniversary of the Boy Scouts. Chris served as city attorney for Everglades City for 20 years, and for 15 of those years he was on the committee for the Everglades City Seafood Festival, serving as emcee for the event all of those years. At the request of the mayor of Everglades City and the president of the United States, he served as chair of the 50th anniversary celebration of Everglades National Park in 1997, an event coordinated with the White House, U.S. Secret Service, the National Park Service and the Florida Governors Office. He was also the force behind the Cheese & Crackers Festival, held for two years in recognition of Everglades City being named Outstanding Rural Community of the Year. The festival made the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest grilled-cheese sandwich ever made. Chris also urged the city fathers of Everglades City to have a Fourth of July festival and parade on any day but July 4, which would give the city an advantage in purchasing fireworks. Chris, of course, has served as emcee of the festivities many times. Chriss father was in the civil service assigned to the Air Force, which necessitated many moves throughout the United States for the family. Chris attended Winter Park High School where he ran track, was a member of the marching band and captain of the debate team. He received his undergraduate degree from UCF and graduated from the College of Law at Florida State University. While in high school in the 1970s, he worked as a commercial artist and also displayed his offbeat porcelain sculptures at various art shows. He also worked at Sea World and spent my summers working for the Boy Scouts as a high adventure ranger (for five years) with a program now known as Florida Sea Base. Chris is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow (Scoutings National Honor Society). At UCF, he started the universitys chapter of the Phi Delta Theta and served as its first president. He remains involved in what has become one of the schools largest fraternities. He also ran a commercial screen-printing company called the Wearhouse during college, with clients that included Coca Cola, Hobie Cat, Disney and Red Lobster. Chris and his wife have been married for 29 years and have two children. Their son is an Eagle Scout and a third-year law student at FSU; their daughter is a senior at FSU who works in the communications department at the law school. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 78 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. N D d a a N a bobHARDEN email@example.com Talking points with Chris Lombardo Mentors: My father; my Uncles Ben and Bill Ciaravino; Paul Anderson, my Scout leader; and Don Wiedner, a law school professor who is now dean of the FSU College of Law. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Something in animation or design, or working as a wilderness guide.Guilty pleasures: The seafood marinara at Cafe Alfredo.Most recent vacation: Climbing Mt. Etna in Sicily.Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I could play the piano.Advice for your kids: Whatever you do, be passionate about it.Last book read: Finding Florida by T.D. Allman.Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: I am a cattleman.First job: I was the janitor at the U.S. Post Of ce in Goldenrod, Fla.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 Highlighting the enduring art of photographyFLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHED g g g g Palm Beach photographer Adam Baron captured this beautiful green damselfly. AdamBaronPhoto. com The girl in the water is Justine by Naples photographer Peggy Farren. naplesportraits.com One Eyed Dave Newcomb, a shrimper for 30 years, shot by Bonita Springs photographer Brian Tietz who specializes in commercial, editorial and lifestyle photography. briantietz.com PH TOGRAPHED
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 NEWS A9 FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHED Naples photographer Darren Maslach shot The Leap when model Tory Rodriguez, a cheerleader for the Houston Dynamo Soccer Team, performed about 20 different gymnastic leaps, barefoot on a concrete roof. thedudewith thecamera.net Photographer Anna Nguyen of Zee Anna Photography captured Down Under. thecamera net Naples photographer Michelle Tricca shot Boys will be boys and focuses on terms of endearment in her work, capturing chemistry, playfulness and love. michelletricca. com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHED Fort Myers photographer Mike Kiniry shot Chalk Artists, featuring his daughter and her friend. mikekiniry.com Fort Myers photojournalist Garth Francis has been shooting in SWFL since 1984. Here in this shot he got a little lost in the clouds. garthfrancis. com Charlotte County photographer Spencer Pullen took six hours to get this photo of fruit slices in the water just right. After shooting more than 100 attempts, he got this one. spencerpullen. com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 NEWS A11 FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHED Fort Myers Beach photographer Vandy Major captured this bird at the Everglades Wonder Gardens. It ran in Florida Weeklys Destination Guide. photosbyvandy.com Jeremy L. Bullard of Snipershotz Photography captured some nightlife and bartender Jade Skipper of Celsius Nightclub in downtown Fort Myers. facebook.com/ Snpershotz A creative portrait series of SWFL professionals by Mila Bridger of David Acevedo, managing artist and co-founder of The Union Artists Studio. milabridger.com
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The others including a boys and girls day-program on Fort Myers Beach and a residential campus near Everglades City mostly take kids who do have families to return to, but are on probation or otherwise referred by the Department of Juvenile Justice or the public school system. On average, Crossroads kids have been to 14 different foster caretakers before ending up here, its director said. A few have been to more than 50. Most cant remember exactly how many. The first six months a kid is here are usually the roughest. Every one of my windows has been broken out, Mr. Davidson admits. Once here, kids begin the standard AMIkids curriculum, what the nonprofit calls its Personal Growth Model. That includes education (usually to earn a GED high school equivalency degree), mental health care and behavior modification based on a point system that rewards kids for things like keeping their rooms spotless. There was actually structure it was something that was introduced to me, Ricky said. I actually got held accountable for my actions, which was another shocker. On the beach, in the swampAMIkids has been around since 1969 when the organization was started in Boca Raton. Its branches (it operates in eight other states as well) share a similar goal: to break the cycle of teenagers dropping out of school and going to jail. All of them rely on state funding, donations and fundraisers, volunteers and mentors. AMI originally stood for Associated Marine Institutes. The organization first helped troubled kids by putting them to work doing marine research. AMIkids Southwest Florida, a branch located on the mainland side of Fort Myers Beach, is a day program that serves 39 boys and girls with a capacity of 55 kids. Another branch, AMIkids Big Cypress, is a residential campus located in Big Cypress National Preserve. Kids from around the state, usually referred by DJJ, stay six months to a year. The all-boys, 35-bed facility is a bit rustic. Were out in the middle of the swamp, said director of case management Christie Alvey. All the branches have the AMIkids Personal Growth Model in common, and a family-style, community ethos that is a pointed alternative to a DJJ kid prison with razor wire and cells. There was a roughly 20 percent recidivism rate across all AMIkids facilities in 2011, meaning four in five kids who completed the program stayed out of the judicial system for at least a year after they left. Although not a direct comparison, the rate of recidivism was about twice as high about 40 percent for kids released across all DJJ residential programs in fiscal year 2011-12. On campus, animals and mentors With a budget of $1.4 million per year, Crossroads is a 25-acre facility that includes a semi-circle of utilitarian, maroon-colored buildings amid slash pines dormitories, a lunch hall, game room, and classrooms included with a big stone firepit in the middle. There are pot-bellied pigs here (sadly, one of the pigs, Chris P. Bacon, has died), dogs and a horse named Doc. In the cafeteria kitchen on a Wednesday morning, two of the kids were helping food service manager Barbara D. Cash prepare a lunch of turkey and dressing, macaroni and cheese, yellow rice, fruit and cake. Among the staff are two mental health counselors, two public school teachers, and a psychiatrist who visits once a month. Director of Operations Charles Gomilla often takes kids to activities ranging from volunteering at a retirement home to a trip to the Edison Mall in Fort Myers. He is allotted $500 per month to plan off-campus activities for fun, and to keep the kids more connected to the community. In one grassy lot on the campus are cars donated from local dealerships, one of which Ricky, who will soon be getting his learners permit, may be driving. I really want to go to medical school, he said of his future plans, something that might have seemed inconceivable a few years ago. Another one of the kids, Keith, who is 17, said hed like to be a novelist in the creative-fantasy genre. The thing I like about (Crossroads) the most is they take in kids who have nowhere else to go Im one of those kids, he said. One of his teachers, Don Macchioni, or Mr. Mac, said, Its a very extreme, dire situation when they come to us; not all of them, of course, but most of them. Besides behavioral or learning disabilities, most of the kids are also two or three years behind in school because theyve bounced around so much in the foster system, said Cynthia Kusha. As coordinator of student affairs, she is in effect the registrar and principal for the 23 boys who are now on campus. She sat at a desk reviewing one of the boys files to prepare for the start of the school year. With the students often being so far behind, she normally encourages them to get their GED and then apply for college. There are also vocational opportunities, such as construction and basic automotive maintenance. But the lack of positive relationships of mentor figures is the most pressing and common underlying problem that kids at Crossroads face, said Allison Long, a mental health counselor here. While all the staff may act as mentors to a certain extent, a bond with someone in the community is invaluable. A police officer, for instance, helped one kid get an apartment after he left Crossroads, as well as keep track of his budget. Although Ricky has visited his parents in jail, hed rather not pursue a relationship with them at least for now, while hes just gaining his footing at Crossroads. Sometimes its not good to open up something thats been closed for so long, he said. AMIKIDSFrom page 1 For more information on how to donate, become a volunteer or mentor, visit AMIkids online or call. AMIkids Crossroads Punta Gorda (941) 575-5790 amikidscrossroads.org AMIkids Southwest Florida Fort Myers Beach 765-9696 amikidssw orida.org AMIkids Big Cypress Ochopee 695-1001 amikidsbigcypress.org AMIkids national headquarters in Tampa amikids.org MALLORY MCGOVERN / SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYAllison Long John Davidson A stone firepit sits at the center of AMIkids Crossroads campus. Charles Gomilla
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Registration is $90 ($75 for hole sponsors and $450 for corporate sponsors, which includes four players). All proceeds will benefit Marco Island families in need during the holiday season. For more information, call George Moore at 564-6414. 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. 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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. For information about participating in the competition, connect with YP Naples on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The 23rd annual FGCU Founders Cup, a fundraiser for the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, tees off with a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Pelicans Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs. Awards and a buffet dinner follow the competition. Major sponsors this year include Service Painting of Florida, Arthrex and Estero Bay Chevrolet. Sponsorship opportunities at several levels are still available, and donations are being accepted for the silent auction. For more information on sponsorships, donations or registration, call Lindsey Touchette at 590-1016. The Freedom Waters Foundation hosts its annual Heels & Reels fishing event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Naples Boat Club. More than two dozen teen girls will be paired with experienced female anglers who will offer mentoring and instruction while on the water. Volunteers and sponsors are needed to donate funding, vessels, time and experience. For more information, call Debbie Hanson at 233-4930. GE T OUT FOR A G OO D C AUS E
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 OFFERING A COMPLETE RANGE OF SPECIALTIESGeneral Dermatology Skin Cancer Mohs Micrographic Surgery CoolSculpting Cosmetic Dermatology Camisa Psoriasis Center Laser Treatments Medical Spa1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.com Multiple Locations for Convenient Care Now open in Downtown Fort Myers Facilities management is a big job on a complex campusI recently enjoyed a tour of our North Naples hospital with building engineer Mario Miro as my guide. He gave me inside look at this complex campus that is so well cared for by our facilities management team that includes Bill Sturgill, Pete Padillo, Ed Moulton (our resident locksmith who is retiring soon) and Craig Terrillion. You might be as surprised as I was to learn that the North Naples campus can be powered by three locomotive engines that are at the ready in the event of an FPL power failure. Two fuel tanks 15,000 gallons and 22,000 gallons feed the generators to ensure that we can stay at full power for several days. With its automatic transfers, circuit breakers and meters, the switchgear station looks like a power plant and is connected to a huge computer screen for constant monitoring. I also learned that the hospitals airconditioning system, which is critical year-round but especially in these hot summer months, consists of chiller towers, one of which usually sits in reserve, and four pumps to move the chilled water to 30 air handlers throughout the 325,000-square-foot building. The master air-conditioning computer board can override the temperature in any room or area in the facility, although individual controls are usually the primary determiners of a rooms temperature. We also have three boilers for the hospital and two more for the Birth Place, two hot water heaters, medical air and vacuum and medical gases for the operating room. And our fire suppression system has the capacity to put out hundreds of gallons of water in minutes. My tour guide Mr. Miro explained that his departments facilities and procedures are based on redundancy, creating an environment of safety, comfort and quality for patient, family, and colleague satisfaction. Since we care for everyone from critically ill patients to babies in neonatal ICU, we cant afford for our system ever to go down, and we have ample back-ups for the back-ups. I watched him greet a Brookdale rehabilitation patient whose extra-long and very sophisticated electric bed wasnt working. After a series of diagnostic checks and some appropriate entertainment for the patient (who welcomed the break in routine), Mr. Miro had made the bed as good as new. Then he proceeded to change the view on another patients television set not tricky technically at all, but very helpful for an elderly patient recovering from a stroke. Mr. Miros expertise might be mechanical, but his empathy and compassion and feel are entirely human. Having the technical ability to care for the range of mechanical parts within a huge complex system in a way that makes the difficult look easy is the sign of an expert. And that, clearly, describes Mr. Miro. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.Local families have a field day with HCN in celebration of National Health Center Week SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYHealthcare Network of Southwest Florida celebrated National Health Center Week with Family Field Day at the Golden Gate Community Center. Kids of all ages enjoyed gunny sack races, hula-hoops and jump ropes; older attendees gathered a wealth of information from various booths and received free health screenings provided by HCN and other local agencies. One of 1,128 federally qualified health centers in the country, HCN was founded in 1977 to serve Immokalees migrant farmworkers and rural poor. It has grown to a $35 million network with 330 employees and more than 40 providers serving 14 locations throughout Collier County. Last year, HCN served 39,000 individuals, including 27,000 children, making it the largest single provider of local pediatric care, caring for nearly half the children in Collier County. By providing these families with a patient-centered home, HCN providers are able to follow their patients, ensure necessary treatment and provide preventative education that actually reduces long-term health care costs. For more information about HCN services, call 658-3000 or visit healthcareswfl.org. HEALTHY LIVING allenWEISSallen.email@example.com Success is sweet in the gunny sack race.HCN employees Amanda Sanchez and Kim Espinoza gave out balloons.A collapsed parachute makes a nice spot to take a break during the action. Hip-to-hip hopping to the finish line in the gunny sack race. HCN employee Maria de la Rosa helped put some muscle into the tugo-war.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 A25 Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Closed Labor Day Support group for caregivers who feel the weight of the world SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe story of Atlas is a story of shoulders that had a lot to hold. Atlas was a titan as huge as a tower. You might feel to be endowed with the same magic power. Nevertheless, even Atlas needed some relief and a break from stress. And lets face it, so do you. This is the motto of a new support group called Atlas for caregivers and caretakers offered by the Naples-based Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Although our caregivers do not hold the entire world like Atlas was forced to, they have to cope with a lot of pressure. We want to give a hand, says Eva Smidova, a marriage and family counselor who will lead the group starting in September, bringing together caregivers and caretakers to share their skills and experiences, learn how to relax and incorporate simple self-care techniques into daily routines. Atlas welcomes everyone whose shoulders are used to support others, to carry, to help, to hold up, to be at hand, to guard and give, Ms. Smidova says. Life is neither black nor white, she adds. It can happen out of the blue that one day you are the one who is held, and the other day you turn into the holder. You can become Atlas at any age. She offers examples including a 10-year-old whose grandfather/caregiver broke his leg, temporarily forcing the boy into the role of caregiver; a 45-year-old woman who is sandwiched between caring for her teenagers and her aging parents; and the retirees who unexpectedly take on the duties of caring for their young grandchildren. Based on family values, the Atlas support group will be empowering, resourceful, selfreflective, confidential, sensitive and respectful to attendees culture, religion, gender and race. Sessions aspire to be playful, creative, comfortable and challenging. Attendance is free. The group begins Monday, Sept. 8, and will meet from 4:30-6 p.m. every Monday in the offices of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida, 2335 Tamiami Trail N. For registration or more information, call 261-5405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. COURTESY PHOTOThe Center for Healthy Living at Moorings Park.Fellowship program in gerontology partners Moorings Park, John HopkinsMoorings Park continuing care retirement community in Naples has joined forces with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to create an innovative fellowship track in the field of geriatric medicine. The two-year fellowship will include one clinical year in geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins and one year of leadership training in senior practice management and medical direction at the Moorings Park campus on Goodlette-Frank Road. An important objective of this fellowship program is to prepare leaders in geriatric medicine in Florida, so applicants who plan to have a career in Florida are strongly preferred, says Dan Lavender, Moorings Park president and CEO. We fully expect this fellowship program will ultimately have a positive impact on the quality of care retirees receive throughout the state. Moorings Park offers a continuum of care that includes medical care provided by fellowship-trained geriatricians overseen by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Gloth, who is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society. As children, our medical needs were overseen by a pediatrician. As we grew into adulthood, we relied on family practitioners or internists, Dr. Gloth says. Retirees have medical needs that are different, he adds. Risk factors change as people age. Working with physicians who have the understanding of what those physiological changes mean is an advantage for individuals who are aging. The Moorings Park network of medical professionals includes geriatric-specialty nurses, an osteoporosis specialist, cancer specialists, ophthalmologists and specialists in cardiology, podiatry, dermatology, neuropsychiatry and other disciplines. We wouldnt have the program we have if somebody years ago didnt say, We are really going to be challenged by health care down the road, and we want to be ready for whatever is coming, Dr. Gloth says. That vision and leadership has continued, and the fellowship program participants will have an opportunity to experience that firsthand.For more information about the Johns Hopkins University/Moorings Park fellowship track, call Laura Gibson at (410) 550-3268 or email at email@example.com. NOW OPEN! Dr. Gottschalk is proud to Announce his New Location! Pediatric ENT of Southwest Florida239--6248 ACCEPTS MOST MAJOR INSURANCES. All forms of medicaid and medicaid HMO DOUGLAS GOTTSCHALK, DO Fellowship Trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist
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You may also see a case of the down-dog blues if your work schedule changes or you are traveling more often for work. Dogs and cats like a predictable environment. Part of a pets emotional attachment to us is based on the expectation of doing something together on a regular basis, says John C. Wright, Ph.D., a certified applied animal behaviorist and professor of psychology at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. When that routine changes, the result can be emotional and behavioral depression. Your dog may mope around or wait at the door for his pals return, and your cat may express her displeasure by yowling incessantly or sleeping more than usual. Some pets swing the opposite way and become more active than normal. For dogs, the best medicine is plenty of exercise. Step in as the dogs walking buddy, hire a dog walker to take him for a run and practice obedience lessons or tricks with him daily. Get some puzzle toys to help him stay occupied during the day. The more you can increase things that are both familiar but stimulating to the dog, and the more physical exercise, the more endorphin release you can provide, and thats all good, says animal behaviorist Mary Lee Nitschke, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Linfield College in Portland, Ore. Your pet can also take comfort from the scent of his pal. Give him a T-shirt or other inexpensive piece of clothing thats been worn by your child or a spouse whos traveling. The familiar smell will help him to chill out. Cats can benefit from similar efforts. As much as possible, try to keep their routine the same. Maybe your child can make time to feed the cat or give her a couple of minutes of play with a favorite toy before leaving for school. Most important, your pets, especially dogs, should be comfortable spending time alone. If you have a student who will be off to college in the next year or two, now is the time to start preparing your pets for his absence. Get the animal used to walks or playtimes from other family members. For a new or young dog, practice leaving him alone for brief periods, using a crate to confine him if hes not housetrained. Gradually extend the length of time before you return. Hell get the message that you always come back. Keep departures and greetings matter-of-fact so that your absence doesnt seem like a big deal. Have the pet perform a command, such as sit (cats can do this, too), and give a treat before you leave. They might even start to look forward to your departure! The good news is that with time, your dog or cat will adjust to the new schedule and look forward to the new after-school playtime. Dont let your dog mope around while the kids are at school. Exercise will help impro ve his mood. PET TALESBack to schoolGot a pet with the blues? It might be related to your childs return to school. Pets of the Week>> Bingo is a 6-month-old Labrador retriever mix who is as friendly as he is handsome. Hes quiet and good on his leash. >> Lucy is an 8-month-old greyhound mix who weighs about 30 pounds and has a slight limp that doesnt seem to bother her. Calm and friendly, she sits, comes, is good on her leash and listens well. >> Biscuit is a beautiful 3-year-old domestic shorthair who can hardly wait to meet her new human companion. >> Duke is a handsome 8-year-old domestic shorthair who gets along with everyone and loved to be cuddled.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. During August, the adoption fee for cats is $10, thanks to a generous donor. The adoption fee for dogs is $85. All adoptions include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit colliergov. net/pets. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 Obesity is a huge and rapidly growing federal government expenseObesity is an epidemic. The statistics are startling: 35 percent of the adult population and 40 percent of adults age 65-74 are obese. So widespread is this epidemic that obesity is considered normative and the costs are thought to be someone elses responsibility. There is the assumption that prescriptions and medical treatments related to medical problems that spring from obesity will be borne by insurance companies. (Unless otherwise stated, the columns source is The Budgetary Impact of Obesity the United States, Matrix Global Advisors, May 2014.) In reality, obesity is a cost borne not just by the obese person, but also by the local community (especially the hospitals), the federal government (Medicare and Medicaid) and fellow insureds. According to The Budgetary Impact of Obesity the United States, May report by Matrix Global Advisors, obesity is estimated to have an overall cost (direct and indirect costs combined) of $275 billion per annum, with $209 billion being the direct costs (largely spent on diabetes-2, hypertension and heart disease) and $66 billion being the indirect cost (absenteeism, disability, productivity loss and higher insurance rates for all). The worst of the epidemics problem is that obesity rates are rising nationally. The rate more than doubled from the 1980s 15 percent adult rate to 2102s 35 percent adult rate. The cost of medical care related to obesity is estimated to be rising at $48 to $66 billion per year. Based on an average estimate pf $57 billion increase per year (Harvard School of Public Health, Obesity Prevention Source, Economic Costs), the 2012 cost of obesity of $275 billion would explode to $731 billion by 2020. If Medicare and Medicaid are problematic now (with obesity accounting for 8.5 percent of overall Medicare costs of $585 billion), how will we ever fund these programs if the tilted scale continues to grow at such a rate? A new analysis in Health Economics Review estimated that Medicare would achieve gross savings of $7,446$10,126 per person over 10 years from obese beneficiaries losing 10 percent of their body weight. But those projections might turn out to be understatements of the problems size and rate of growth. Harvard School of Public Health Researchers John Cawley and Chad Meyerhoefer have postulated that an obese individuals per capita per annum medical costs are $2,741 per year greater than the non-obese person. Their research showed that obesity accounts for 21 percent of medical spending $190 billion in 2005 more than earlier estimates. These numbers should be alarming and incentivize all of us to get involved with reversing this epidemic. It is not meant to be judgmental, to assign blame or offend a persons feelings, as even this columnist found herself tilting the scale at a prior time in her life. It was not medicines or a doctor that changed my portly perspective on life. It was largely friends inviting me to join them on long walks, asking me to play tennis, giving me a few sessions with a personal trainer, inviting me for dinner salad only. They were holding me accountable to a better way of living. They envisioned more of a wonderful for myself if I was more fit. It might be some will need immediate medical intervention and it might well be that a caring friend or family member can jumpstart better health through simple eating and exercising behaviors and routines. But clearly, an epidemic cant be ignored and all must contribute to a solution. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a market specialist with Worldwide Futures Systems. Follow her on Twitter @rohnshowalter and on Linkedin. r p r t p p jeannette SHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com MONEY & INVESTING We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Conventional FHA VA USDA Florida Bond HomePathLet our experienced loan of cers place you in the very best loan product that suits your needs. ARE YOU LOOKING TO PURCHASE OR REFINANCE A HOME? THE OFFICES AT MERCATO 9118 STRADA PLACE, #8105, NAPLES, FL 34108 239-596-0500 INTERNATIONAL CENTER 6804 PORTO FINO CIRCLE, #E-2, FORT MYERS, FL 33912239-434-0300 www.aemc.ccNMLS ID 167191 OH: MBMB.850023.000 FL: MLB0700103 KY: MC24222 IN: 15191 Making dreams come true...SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! WE RESTORE OR RECOLOR YOUR GROUT TO LOOK LIKE NEW!CALL US TODAY!! 239-768-6811www.RecolorYourGrout.comAll of our cleaners and sealers are made in America and are environmentally safe.OUTSIDE WE CLEAN, POWER WASH & SEAL: DRIVEWAYS PATHWAYS PATIOS BRICK CONCRETE PAVERSINSIDE WE CLEAN & SEAL:FLOORS COUNTERTOPS BACK SPLASHES WALLS SHOWERS TILES SLATE MARBLE Relax... DONT RIP IT OUT, RECOLOR YOUR GROUT! BEFORE AFTER CALL TODAY!10% OFFALL SERVICES! WE MEET OR BEAT ALL COMPETITORS PRICES! FREE RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL ESTIMATES!
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Then he customizes designs often embroidered already by other shops enlivening uniforms, shirts and just about anything else used by many school cheerleading programs, teams or individuals throughout the region. In his business, called Custom Rhinestones and Graphics of SWFL, a typical design will require between about 1,200 and 1,500 pieces of glass. But some require as many as 4,000 to 5,000, he notes which is why he calls himself with some justification, The King of Bling. My wife says this is just a fad thats going to go away pretty soon, and she wants to know why I do it, the longtime and now retired owner of Wades Heating and Cooling admits. I tell her its just a hobby. A full-time hobby. Jay is busier these days than the embroidery in a Chinese peacock like everybody else in the business.Class in sessionThis is the Friday before school, and were slammed, exclaims Nannette Palumbo, who opened her Lee Countybased business, MDS Discount Embroidery, with her late husband, John Palumbo, about 20 years ago, and now heads up a shop with nine women, people she considers family as well as employees and colleagues. At the Golden Needle and the Charlotte Sewing Studio in Port Charlotte, theyre so slammed they cant even talk. The slam? Schools with embroidered logos the charters, the privates, even some public schools with uniform codes, all began their fall sessions recently. Since MDS is a wholesaler, Mrs. Palumbo is working for others who serve as middlemen in the process. Luckily, she says, I have clients who do all these schools and we do the new logo for Florida SouthWestern State College as well as the new departments there, and for Florida Gulf Coast University, too. At EmbroidMe of Naples, a franchise shop, retail is the name of the game, but some of the work is the same. Lyn and Nick Jaksich, originally from Chicago (him) and Minnesota (her), bought the business six years ago, reinvented it post recession, and have now taken off like the proverbial Phoenix. Our normal customer profile, says Mr. Jaksich, is business-to-business or business-to-organization. Businesses in Collier and Lee (counties) might be looking for something in the form of a dressier kind of polo shirt they can wear, for example. And all year around we do everything from the dressier look all the way down to (uniform) looks for field workers. Anywhere theres a name or a logo, these shops do it in any color or style the client desires. Whats changed in the business, of course, is the technology and the equipment. Stern-faced old women with arthritic knuckles no longer sit around embroidering designs with the back stitch, the satin stitch, the split stitch or the French knot into individual sections of material, one at a time. We do a lot of garment printing, using a water-based ink process, says Mr. Jaksich. Its like a big ink-jet printer youd have sitting next to a computer. It has specialized ink software that gives you any design you want, and you can take full advantage of all 16 million colors available. The ink soaks into the cotton fibers, and once its heat-cured, its bond with the fibers becomes permanent. The modern embroidery shops, where high-tech equipment and skills become essential, also do screen printing, cut their own vinyl, and at EmbroidMe Naples they do custom rhinestone, along with fashion T-shirts cut specifically for a female body. They can even do work in leather or other hard-to-embroider materials.Hard startsEmbroidMe, although stamped clearly in the style of Lyn and Nick Jaksich and the Neapolitan market in which they thrive, is one of 300 such shops in the U.S. and abroad, all established by United Franchise Group based in West Palm Beach. The company also has other franchise businesses, including Signarama. Franchise owners do an intense twoweek course with the company to start, then rely on a mentor business that stays in regular touch, along with visits to that business and from company representatives to fine-tune the operation. MDS Discount Embroidery, on the other hand, is completely independent. The Palumbos started in a garage after he saw an embroidery machine at a garage sale and got interested. That was just about the time logos on shirts were leaving the custom of badges or other IDs behind, as a fashion. Both businesses have faced such realworld challenges as devastating hurricanes, recessions and mortality. Its been a tough 10 years for Mrs. Palumbo, a decade that kicked off in August 2004 when Hurricane Charley stopped by for a visit and destroyed the business. The roof came off, and all our machines were ruined, she recalls. We had $400,000 worth of damage. Trained and educated as a pharmacist, and a graduate of Rutgers University (she grew up in New Jersey), she expected challenges in her new, by that time 10-year-old career, as an embroiderer. But not that kind. The Palumbos had very good insurance, and by the next year they were back in business, albeit at a new location, she says. Then the recession hit, and business shrunk like a cotton shirt in a hot dryer. Which, some miles to the south, happened to be when Nick and Lyn Jaksich got into their business at EmbroidMe, too. In the first full year of business for the Jaksiches, EmbroidMe lost 41 percent of its client base as the recession suffocated other businesses. Even the businesses we still had cut back their volume, he says which suggested how important cold-calling sales experts were. Were always looking for people who can create an awareness of what we do to tell them the truth about what we do, to make it factual and not exaggerate but also to romanticize our products, to help the customer visualize them. Theyve done well at it, clearly, since the Naples store is now counted among the companys best, as a Hall of Fame store: For us, its like winning an Oscar, Mr. Jaksich explains. Meanwhile, the Palumbos weathered the recession, too, by hustling he had to go to work for Lowes, and then for an east coast distributor, to pay all the bills but they emerged from the hard times only to confront Mr. Palumbos illness. Ultimately, it ended his life, but not before hed helped reestablish a solid post-recession direction with the company. When her husband died, recalls Mrs. Palumbo, she had to wrestle with the notion of taking the insurance money and doing something else, or carrying on. If it hadnt been for the women in her shop, seven of whom have been with her for the full 20-year ride, she might have moved on. I had to think of them and their families too, she says. Especially Beatrice Tavares, her supervisor of production, and Linda Carcare, supervisor of receiving and finishing. Were like sisters, Mrs. Palumbo says. We work like such a well-oiled machine. Its not like we dont bicker we occasionally have disagreements. But weve been together so long, that we do whatever is the right thing. We listen, we yell, and then we figure it out. Perhaps thats embroidery in the fullest sense the embroidery of a colorful, well-lived life. STITCHINGFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSLyn and Nick Jaksich of EmbroiderMe. MDS Discount Embroiderys original factory layout.
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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
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS Neal Communities sales associate Troy DiNicola was named top sales leader for June at the homebuilders new single-family community of Canopy in Naples. Mr. DiNicola was responsible for $1.2 million in sales. A native of Southwest Florida, he has been in real estate for more than five years and belongs to the Naples Area Board of Realtors. He holds a resort and second home specialist designation from the National Association of Realtors. Canopy will have 108-single-family homes ranging in size from 1,772 to 3,000 square feet under air and priced from the $300,000s. The community is between Immokalee and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Lyn Reddy has joined John R. Wood Properties as an agent in the agencys central office. Originally from Great Britain, Ms. Reddy studied business administration at Plymouth University in England. She has worked as a global software consultant and project manager in the information technology industry, and as an international relocation consultant in Singapore. She has been a licensed real estate agent since 2011 and is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Peter Jones and Christine Jones have joined Premier Sothebys International Realty as sales associates at the agencys Fifth Avenue South location. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Jones has worked as a state-certified residential real estate appraiser and sales associate since 2002. He served in law enforcement for 28 years before retiring as operations bureau commander/ deputy chief of police in Gaithersburg, Md. He attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Md., and is a graduate of The FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., a life member of the International Chiefs of Police and a past president of the Fraternal Order of Police in Montgomery County, Md. A native of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Jones has 35 years of luxury real estate and mortgage banking experience. She has served as president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwest Florida and governor of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Florida. She is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Collier and serves on the boards of various local professional and nonprofit organizations. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have been have been full-time residents of Naples since 1999. WCI Communities announces the companys top sales performers of July for its communities throughout Southwest Florida: Jamie Meisterheim (Raffia Preserve) has 15 years of real estate experience in Florida and Texas. Lisa Perry (The Colony Golf & Bay Club) is a graduate of ASI University in Iowa. She previously was vice president of sales and marketing for Mercedes Homes. David Sanvidge (Miromar Lakes and Shadow Wood Preserve) has more than 20 years of experience in sales, operations, finance and management. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 B15 Bonita-Estero inventory decreasing SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors monthly report for July 2014 indicates inventory levels continue to decrease over last year in both singlefamily and condominium segments, as is the months supply of inventory. Both are seeing on average a 40 percent decrease over this time in 2013. For single-family homes, the average sale price has increased by 7 percent, but new listings have decreased by more than 60 percent year over year. The average sale price for condominiums has increased by 5.6 percent, and the days on market for both segments now stand at an average of 50 days. B.E.A.R. reports monthly real estate statistics on home listings and sales within Bonita Springs and Estero combined market. Highlights of the July 2014 report, as compared to July 2013 year over year, include the following: Single-family homes Closed sales: 82 units, 36.4 percent decrease New pending sales: 84 units, 56.7 percent decrease New listings: 121 units, 33.1 percent decrease Average sale price: $403,949, 5.6 percent increase Median days on market: 49, 53.8 percent decrease Inventory of active listings: 391 units, 56.2 percent decrease Months supply of inventory: 3.9 months, 39.4 percent decrease Condominiums/townhomes Closed sales: 79 units, 40.5 percent decrease New pending sales: 79 units, 54.9 percent decrease New listings: 65 units, 60.6 percent decrease Average sale price: $282,190, 7 percent increase Median days on market: 50, 50 percent decrease Inventory of active listings: 395 units, 55.1 percent decrease Months supply of inventory: 3.9 months, 41.5 percent decrease See the full July 2014 market report at vonitaesterorealtors.com. For more information, call 992-6771. Incentives offered for buyers in PalomaPhase three of sales has opened in Paloma, a D.R. Horton community in Bonita Springs. Incentives are being offered for a limited time with the purchase of any of six available single-family home plans. With prices starting at $299,990, designs range from one-story homes with approximately 1,800 square feet of living space to two-story homes with approximately 3,200 square feet of living space. Two models are open for viewing. A new amenity center at Paloma is also now open with a resort-style pool, fitness facility, two tennis courts, bocce courts, community gathering room with kitchenette and a card room. For more information, including details on incentives for buyers, call Crystal Walters at 595-9425 or Angela Garzone at 287-9499. Janine RendanoREALTOR(239)405-2994JRendano@AmerivestRealty.comDaniel WalshREALTOR(239)404-3000DWalsh@AmerivestRealty.com TALIS PARK 16653 Toscana Circle #706, NaplesVery spacious Tuscan-style 4 bedroom+den, 6 bathroom end unit available. This former model comes fully furnished and lives more like an attached villa than a condo. Beautiful lake views with private outdoor living and balconies throughout. $1,950,000Call or Email for Details! Serving Naples, Bonita Springs and EsteroAMERIVESTREALTYOFNAPLES.COM10001 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34108MLS#214031449 Prices and availability subject to change without prior notice.VineyardsNaples.com | 239-353-1920 | 800-749-1501 | 75 Vineyards Boulevard, Naples, FL 34119For Membership Information | 239-353-1500 | VineyardsCountryClub.netPlease follow us on Vineyards Enduring. Luxury. Home. lues. VaIf owning a new home in Vineyards has long been a dream of yours, this may be your opportunity to do so. Only a few homesites remain in the single-family neighborhood of Aspen Palms and the estate-home neighborhood of Venezia Grande. Each home comes with a heated pool and spa, numerous upgrades and a Free Full Golf Lifetime Membership But hurry in today. Opportunity is knocking.With just a few homesites remaining... at knocking sound you hear is opportunity. Vista Pointe Vista Pointe Single-family homes from the $800s Estate homes from $1.6 million
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for Mr. Colliers land holding. He decided to base his new county in Everglades City and set about creating the town by laying streets, building docks, and constructing homes. Mr. Collier died in 1939, and in 1960, Hurricane Donna wiped out much of Everglades City. The administrative headquarters of Collier County moved to Naples, and Everglades City became the small hamlet it is today. Over the years, the town continued to serve as a hunting and fishing camp, first for outdoorsman of the old Florida variety and now of the new Florida kind (i.e., the ones with cash). The house at 312 Storter Ave. is definitely for the latter. With an asking price of $800,000, this particular fish camp doesnt come cheap. But the home has been handled with such care and good taste that for the person unfazed by the price tag, it will make an exceptional retreat. In 900 square feet, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a great room that serves as a den, a TV room and a dining area. The screened-in porch has views of the Barron River. The house sits on a double lot and has room for three boatlifts (one is already in place). The current owners bought the property in 2001 and spent the next year working on restorations. They added the second bathroom with a 7-foot extension and also built on the 30-foot porch. They kept some period details, including the original wood bead board throughout the house. The current owners first began visiting the area in the 1970s. Like many who end up in Everglades City, the husband is a passionate fisherman. In 1995, the couple bought an apartment in the community to use when they retired. When the Storter Avenue house came on the market, they decided to buy a home. In 2006, after the renovations were complete and at the height of the real estate bubble, they received an offer for $1.1 million. They declined. Now, with age and health issues, theyve decided to sell. They also own property in western North Carolina, and they plan to spend more time there once the Storter Avenue house is sold. So, just who buys a fishing bungalow for $800,000? Listing agent Jim Prange of Premier Sothebys International Realty, says its the kind of person who is used to owning the best of everything a man who spends six figures on a two-seat sports car or $500,000 on a deepwater boat. Mr. Prange predicts the next owner of 312 Storter Ave. will be a wealthy outdoorsman, someone from the east coast or Naples area, who will primarily use the home as a weekend retreat. If he or she likes the outdoors with a heavy dose of class, then this is the right place. CAMPFrom page 9 312 Storter Ave. Everglades City >> Built in 1925 >> Two bedrooms/two bathrooms >> 902 square feet >> $800,000 >> Contact Jim Prange of Premier Sotheby International Realty, 595-0701 COURTESY PHOTOSThe 900-square-foot home offers views of the Barron River. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 BUSINESS B17
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 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 Taking the challengeArea writers respond to a new photo prompt. C8 Three of threeBook critic Phil Jason says Florida noir trilogy wraps up with a big bang. C14 Philanthropy and the arts are near and dear to the heart of Myra Janco Daniels. I believe giving is receiving, says Mrs. Daniels, the founder and longtime CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts (now ArtisNaples) and the Naples Museum of Art. I have never given where I havent gotten back many times over. That spirit is at the heart of the Naples residents decision to place part of her private art collection on the market, with the proceeds benefitting a nonprofit Collier County childrens program and two new facilities at Ave Maria University. The Sept. 26 auction of modern and contemporary art conducted by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will include five pieces from Mrs. Daniels collection, their collective presale value conservatively estimated at $149,000. The auction will be held at the Chicago headquarters of the auction house, which also has locations in Naples and Palm Beach. Mrs. Daniels has placed before the auctioneers gavel: A Hans Hoffman painting in a period frame valued at $70,000-$90,000. An untitled work by Arman, consisting of red oil-paint tubes encased in plexiglass ($30,000-$50,000). An untitled oil by Wolf Kahn ($25,000$35,000). A bronze sculpture by George Rickey ($20,000-$30,000).Myra Daniels puts art on the auction block BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Cody Nickell and Kristen Coury sorted through more than 100 scripts before picking their favorites.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYplaysNewGulfshore Playhouse performs fresh scripts from rising playwrightsEMBRACE THE UNKNOWN. You never know what you might discover. Thats especially true in the theater, where seeing something new can bring unexpected delight or maybe even a personal epiphany. For the second year in a row, Gulfshore Playhouse is presenting its New Works Festival, offering readings of new, never-seenbefore plays. Last years inaugural festival was a kind of experiment, a testing of the waters to see how the public might respond. It was a little risky, considering how Southwest Florida audiences love to flock to the familiar: Neil Simon plays, farces, happy-go-lucky musicals. But then, Kristen Coury, founder and artistic producingSEE NEW, C4 BY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent Proceeds will benefit three community projectsDANIELS SEE AUCTION, C22 More from Mereday Chef Charles Mereday heads to Coconut Point, and more news from the cuisine scene. C27
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 director at Gulfshore Playhouse, hasnt built her theater by playing it safe. In past seasons, shes presented edgy works including Venus In Fur and David Mamets Race. We didnt know what to expect, she says of the first New Works Festival, which consisted of readings of three play readings We thought we might get 20 people a night, so we were ecstatic (with the turnout). More than 100 people came to the opening night and Saturday night readings; the Saturday matinee drew about 90. For us, that was great. After all, she adds, It was unknown plays, unknown playwrights. One of last years works, The Butcher, will be presented as a full-blown play this season, with costumes and sets. The company received 107 entries for consideration this year. Artistic associate Cody Nickell read them all, then passed 0 or so along to Ms. Coury. Those were narrowed down to 10 semifinalists, from which the final four were chosen. These four plays have very diverse themes, very different styles, Ms. Coury says, noting that the playwrights differ in age, race, gender and geographic location. It just happened that way. Our only criteria is: Is it good? Rust on Bone by Bianca Sams opens the festival with a reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. Ms. Sams is an African-American playwright who lives in San Francisco. (Her website states: If Whoopi Goldberg, Tennessee Williams and Sam Shepard could artistically have a love child together that would be me.) The play takes on posttraumatic stress disorder and the plight of military men and women in the fallout of being sent off to war. A psychoanalyst has been treating a woman whos an ex-military, and has to deal with her angry husband. And the stories shes getting from the angry husband and the patient (differ). Its seeing life through the prism of different perspectives, Ms. Coury says. Its an extremely timely play. Jennifer Lane, who has been mentored by playwright Sarah Ruhl, wrote Harlowe, offered at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. Its quite linear, but (like her mentors plays) theres a surreal quality, Ms. Coury says about Harlowe. A woman named Harlowe has been wounded by a personal tragedy, but the wounds arent always on the surface, they arent always physical wounds. And so we find her in a place where shes unable to feel, she says. Shes lost her sense of touch as it unrolls, we understand what has happened to her to cause this to occur. Its drama and its humor and its sadness and its poetry and its intensity, she adds. Its quite an interesting play. Doublewide, written by Stephen Spotford of Washington, D.C., is sort of the wreckage of the American Dream, she says. This couple had high hopes for their life together. It turns out the county wants to buy the land their trailer sits on. The wife wants to work to get money, the husband suffers an accident, so he cant work anymore, and the daughter runs away. So were really looking at the American Dream turned upside down. The play will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. The last reading of the festival, Shepherds Bush, is a period piece based on novelist EM Foresters life. Its written by Scott Sickles, the New York-based artistic director of the Workshop Theater Company and a staff writer for the daytime drama One Life to Live. This is a very interesting play, Ms. Coury says. It takes place in another age, in another country, in an era where everything was unacceptable. Shepherds Bush is about how Mr. Forster navigated being a homosexual over the course of decades. The story focuses on his lover, who was married to a woman. Its heartbreaking, Ms. Coury says. (His lover) wants to have a happy life, and he loves his wife, and she loves him, and she doesnt know that hes gay. Its really layered beautiful and poetic. Shepherds Bush closes the New Works Festival at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.How the New Works Festival worksMs. Coury will direct two of the readings (Doublewide and Shepherds Bush) and Lou Tyrrell, founder of the now-shutter ed Florida Stage in West Palm Beach and artistic director of Arts Garage in Delray Beach, will direct the other two. Each playwright will receive 12 hours of rehearsal time and three hours for setting up the staging and the performance. Directors, playwrights and actors will do a talkback with the audience after each reading. Feedback is invaluable to the playwrights, some of who might be hearing their play read out loud by professional actors for the first time. Its all about serving the playwright, to help them, says Ms. Coury. Its such a great boon to the playwright. Its such a great opportunity for them to hear it, to work on it, develop it in front of any audience. (The festival is) so much more about really contributing to the American theater than anything else. We love what we do. We want to foster the growth of American theater. NEWFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYCody Nickell and Kristen Coury chose four plays out of 107 submitted to Gulfshore Playhouses contest. Gulfshore Playhouse second annual New Works Festival>> What: Four new plays presented as readings >> When: Sept. 4-7 >> Where: The Norris Center >> Cost: $15 for one performance, $25 for two, $35 for three and $45 for all four >> Info: (866) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.orgOn the programHeres a closer look at each of the festival plays, with descriptions provided by Gulfshore Playhouse. >> Rust on Bone by Bianca Sams Reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 What would you do to stop a massacre? The angry husband of one of her patients confronts Devra, a psychoanalyst working with returning Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers. This confrontation will test Devras limits, both personally and professionally. This mysterious and compelling drama is an incisive look at the fallout of war, the cycle of violence and the far-reaching consequences of the decisions people make. >> Harlowe by Jennifer Lane Reading at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 Looking at her life from the con nes of her bathtub, Harlowe struggles to heal and nd her place in the world following a personal tragedy that has caused her to lose her sense of touch. This poetic and deeply personal family drama juxtaposes compassionate humor with deep sadness. Full of metaphysical intensity, this play invites us to feel with every ber of our being. >> Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood Reading at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 Enter Big Jims doublewide trailer. Its not much, but its home. As outside forces close in and try to push Big Jim and his family off their land, he must decide how far he is willing to go. How hard would you ght to save your home? This heartfelt drama delves into themes of family, what really matters in life and that most tenuous and beautiful of things, the American Dream. >> Shepherds Bush by Scott Sickles Reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 Enter another age, in a country where being different was unacceptable, and at a time when appearances were all that mattered. Based on the private life of acclaimed novelist EM Forster, this elegant play takes us on a decades-long journey of love and loss through a life that cannot be de ned by fame alone. Its all about serving the playwright, to help them ... Its such a great boon to the playwright, its such a great opportunity for them to hear it, to work on it, develop it in front of any audience. Kristen Coury Gulfshore Playhouse founder and artistic producing director
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Beginners welcome. $85. 640 Fifth Ave. S. RSVP: 263-8999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Music by Mudbone The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Mudbone in concert starting at 7 p.m. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.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.Just for Laughs John Rathbone takes the stage at 8 p.m. tonight through Aug. 30 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club in Gulf Coast Town Center. 3896901 or email@example.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.FRIDAY8.29Sidewalk Sale The Village on Venetian Bay holds its Labor Day weekend sidewalk sale today through Sept. 1. venetianvillage.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.Sunset Trolley Tour Hop aboard the trolley at 6 p.m. 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.Big Music Big Buck and The Biscuit Boys perform from 7-10 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com.Ramblin On The Bugtussle Ramblers take the stage from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or fredsdiner.com.Live Jazz The Susan Chastain Trio entertains starting at 7 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 2612586. SATURDAY8.30Farmers 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.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.SUNDAY8.31Fresh Goods The Collier Boulevard Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11725 Collier Blvd. 206-4339.Live Music Innasense takes the stage at 10 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 435-9333 or southstreetnaples.com.MONDAY9.1Film Night The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a screening and discussion of Ciao Professore 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.TUESDAY9.2Local 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.Opening Reception The Marco Island Historical Society hosts an opening reception for the exhibit Art of the Everglades by Rob Storter from 5-7 p.m. Free. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 642-1440 or colliermuseums.com.Daring to Dream Local actress Janina Birtolo performs a one-woman show as Amelia Earhart at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Free for members of the Marco Island Historical Society, $5 for others. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 389-6447 or themihs.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.WEDNESDAY9.3Old 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.COMING UPGarden Tour Naples Historical Society offers tours of The Norris Gardens at Historic Palm Cottage from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 4. $10, free for NHS members. Reservations required. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164.Italian Classics Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life of Naples leads a class Italian Summer Classics from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4. $60. RSVP: 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com.Music at Mercato The Music Nights series at Mercato continues with live music on the lawn from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4. Foreign Film Naples Regional Library presents a free screening of Fill the Void (2012, Israel starting at 2 p.m. Sept. 5. 650 Central Ave. 252-7542.Heres to Beers Naples Beach Brewery hosts a tasting and tour from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 5. $15 includes 2 ounces of each beer brewed followed by two 12-ounce pours. naplesbeachbrewery.com. Guitarist Tom DesRochers entertains from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 29 at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7138 or caperskitchen.com. Water Boy Olympic Hopeful by Naples resident David Bosworth is among 46 photographs taken by photographers from around the country that comprise the Naples Art Associations fourth annual Camera USA: National Photography Exhibition on diosplay at The von Liebig Art Center through Sept. 26. 585 Park St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free admission, donations welcome. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. The Marco Island Historical Society hosts an opening reception for the exhibit Art of the Everglades showcasing illustrations by Collier County pioneer Rob Storter from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 2. Free. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 642-1440 or colliermuseums. com. See story on page C19.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOOff to See the Wizard The Home Depot at Airport-Pulling Road and Davis Boulevard offers a free workshop for kids in celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 6. Golden Rescue Golden Retriever Rescue in Naples volunteers and canines make an appearance at Subaru of Naples from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6. Giveaways include dog treats. 1411 Solana Road. 649-1400.Winemaker Welcome Decanted Wines hosts a complimentary tasting welcoming winemaker Arco Laarman from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 9. 434-1814 or info@ decantedwines.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. Chamber Music Enjoy free performances of chamber music by members of th Naples Philharmonic as follows: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Naples Regional Library; 5 p.m. Sept. 10, Marco Island Library; 6 p.m. Sept. 11, South Regional Library; noon Sept. 12, The von Liebig Art Center; 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Bower Chapel at The Moorings; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, The Baker Museum at ArtisNaples; 4 p.m. Sept. 13, Naples United Church of Christ. Magic Carpet Concert Musicians from the brass section of the Naples Philharmonic perform and explain their instruments for ages 3-9 and their grown-up companions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at ArtisNaples. $8. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.So Long, SummerJazz The seasons final evening of SummerJazz on the Gulf brings The Mud Flapper Band to the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Free. 2612222.Singer/Songwriter Second Cup in Mercato welcomes singer/songwriter Donna Holman, who has opened for Rascal Flatts and Kid Rock, among others, from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 13. Free.Movie Night Bring the family and settle in on the lawn at Mercato for a free screening of The Long Ranger starting at sundown Sept. 15. 254-1080.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.Thursday on Third Live music fills the courtyards of the Third Street South shopping district from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 18. Be Creative Dagnys Spirits hosts Be Creative, Paint your own Wine Glasses from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 19. 15205 Collier Blvd., Suite 103. 384-9241 or dagnysspirits.com.National Museum Day The Naples Depot Museum celebrates the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27. Activities include face painting, rock climbing and educational programs for adults and children. 262-6525 or colliermuseums.com. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. 8.29#TWEETED IT#EAT IT#SIP ITPlanning a trip to the Everglades? You can stay behind my Big Cypress Gallery in our bungalow or cottage. @ClydeButcher Stock up on fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, pasta, coffee and more at the Third Street South Farmers Market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas on Third Street South.Every Thursday is Clicquot on the Clock at Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Mercato. Glasses of Clicquot are $5 from 5-6 p.m., $6 from 6-7 p.m., $7 from 7-8 p.m. and $9 from 9-10 p.m. naplesflatbread.comPHOTOS FROM CLYDEBUTCHER.COM, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORP.; NAPLES FLATBREAD & WINE BAR; TWITTER.COM/CLYDEBUTCHER Catch a flick See Shirley Temple in the 1936 musical Dimples starting at 1 p.m. at the Collier County Museum. Free. 252-8287 or colliermuseums.com. 8.28How about some live jazz The Dan Heck Trio entertains starting at 7 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. altonaples.com. Meet Clyde Celebrated Florida photographer Clyde Butcher will be at his Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee for open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 695-2428 or clydebutcher.com. 8.30/31
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 WRITING CHALLENGE The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge continues, where we ask readers to submit stories based on our photo prompts. This week, were printing a story inspired by the photo of the tent and popcorn stand seen here. Using the photo as a starting point for the creative process, wed like you to come up with a narrative work of fiction of 1,500 words or less. There is no minimum length. No poems, please. Previous entrants are welcome to submit again. Two winners will receive a ticket each to the Sanibel Island Writers Conference Nov. 6-9. Florida Weekly will accept your original stories in Word format or pasted into the body of an email until midnight, Sunday, Sept. 7. There will be more photo prompts in the months to come. Email your entries to writing@ floridaweekly.com and we will print some of the best submissions on these very pages. No snail mail copies will be accepted. Be sure to include your name, address and contact information with your submission. The earlier we receive your submission, the better your shot at being printed. For more information on the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, visit fgcu. edu/siwc. Stake out your story, pitch a tale based on our photo Tents By Sandy PricePunta GordaTents, by design, are temporary, he told me with a tinge of sadness. Then added with emphasis, But special, as if to dispel the gloom of his statement. Why special, G.G.? I asked. G.G. was what I called him because great-grandfather was too big a mouthful when I rst began talking. By now it was a familiarity we both enjoyed. Tents are special because they are always pitched for a purpose. It might be a small tent for a small purpose: a pup tent for a weekend camping trip. Or a big tent for a big purpose. Maybe a three ring circus. But up they go and down they come, and whatever is going on in them is always something special. Or at least unusual, which is just another form of special. We were standing at the edge of a eld where the previous week all that had been visible was the rough-cut stubble of the year's crop of hard red winter wheat. Now an uneven pathway wound its way between rickety carnival rides and makeshift stalls with scalloped awnings selling cotton candy and corn dogs. At the path's end, in the distance, was the entrance to the main tent. Its contents were an indistinguishable black in sharp contrast to the brilliance of late autumn sunshine. See that carriage? he asked, pointing to a garish vehicle with wheels of wooden spokes painted bright yellow. Wheels the like of which I'd only ever seen in western movies so old they were lmed in black and white. When I was your age... he said, but I lost the thread of his musing. It was unimaginable to me that a frail, stooped old man could ever have been a sturdy, straight, 11-year-old boy. When I was your age, he repeated. I paid him the respect of my attention. The posters arrived rst. Huge, brightly colored pictures announcing the coming of the circus. Oh, how excited we were! For weeks we looked at those posters. We stared so hard, it's a wonder we didn't stare the color clean off the paper. He looked around as if he expected the posters to be there still. Or perhaps he was seeing them in his mind's eye: remnants of cherished memories from a childhood long past. The circus arrived by rail: atbed cars of wild animals. Lions. Tigers. They paced the length of their barred cages, tails twitching. And other specially built cars with bedrooms and bathrooms and kitchens even. The train brought us a veritable town. A portable town, and its grandest building would be the Big Top, a tent so large it could hold a thousand. Or more. He eyed the tent before us as if calculating its capacity. We used to sneak away from whatever we should be doing to watch the raising of the Big Top. Some two dozen men swarmed over the shapeless canvas. Fat stakes were driven deep into the earth by brawny men with heavy mallets. Then the center pole, thicker and taller than any telephone pole, was raised. How it went from horizontal to vertical was a mystery; the canvas sides hid the process. I've never been to a circus, I said. I used to go every year. They don't make the circuit like they used to before movies and television. All we get now are carnivals and county fairs. Smaller tents for smaller purposes. He sounded sad, so I reminded him, But still special, right? Right, he agreed without much enthusiasm. I was at a loss. We had begun this day brightly, eagerly, anxious for the treat of an outing together. How had it gone off course? Let's go sit down for a while, I suggested. G.G., after all, was very old. He was probably tired, I reasoned. Good idea. He wandered toward a weather-beaten wooden picnic table built all of a piece, its seats bolted to the struts that supported its top. Before he sat down, he shed in his pocket for money. Handing me a few bills, he said, Go get us a couple of lemonades. The wheels of that carriage are yellow for a reason. And I think I see a mound of fruit on the shelf. Their lemonade will be made from scratch, not reconstituted from a can. Or worse yet, made of powder containing arti cial avors, whatever the hell those are. If G.G. was swearing, the day had gone further off course than I realized. The lemonade was fresh, sweet and tart at the same time. It revived him a bit. Sit up here. He patted the top of the table. I complied, my legs dangling over the end. He swiveled on the seat to face me. For the rst time, I was looking up into his eyes. They were sky blue, a shocking contrast to his overall greyness: hair, skin even clothes. Tents, he repeated, are temporary by design. Like life. It's what you put into them, tents and lives, that makes them special. My tent is already full; yours is just beginning to ll. I'm sorry I won't be around to see what you decide to put into yours. Remember to make whatever you choose special. In the meantime, he added. Let's go see what's inside there. He pointed toward the distant entrance of the main tent, a black rectangle in sharp contrast to the brilliance of the late autumn sunshine. What that tent contained, like my future, was a mystery. G.G. died before I turned 12. For the graveside service, I insisted we rent the largest tent the mortuary could provide. More than a hundred mourners sat in its shade. 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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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 PUZZLES HOROSCOPES WHAT THEY ALL HAVE By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Take some time out from your many tasks and see if someone might be trying to reach out to you. You could be surprised to learn who it is and why you might want to reciprocate.LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You still might want to do more investigating before taking on a new commitment. Later would not be the time to try to fill in any crucial gaps in what you need to know about it.SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new opportunity should be carefully studied. It might offer some of the things youve been looking for. Or it could contain new possibilities you never considered. Check it out.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have to work harder this week to get people to listen to what you have to say. But if you stay with it, you could start to get your message out to many by the weeks end.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although family matters again take up a big chunk of the Goats time, the week also offers a chance to explore a new career move youd been contemplating for a while.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Applying your practicality (what does it offer me?) and your creativity (how can I improve on it?) could provide sound reasons for seriously considering that new offer.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The single set will find that keeping their romantic aspirations on high gives Cupid a better target to aim at. Paired Pisces will find that this week helps reinforce their relationships.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Changing your mind doesnt come easily for Lambs, who place a high value on commitment. But new facts could emerge that might persuade you to rethink your situation.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good time to put that fine Bovines eye for beauty to work in redecorating your home or workplace. And dont forget to indulge yourself in some personal time as well.GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your sense of loyalty to someone who asks for your help is commendable. But make sure there are no information gaps that should be filled in before you move too far too quickly.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont let difficult people raise the Crabs ire levels this week. Avoid them if you can. If not, resist telling them off, even if you think they deserve it. Things improve by weeks end.LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your suspicions about a colleague might be on the mark. But you also could be misreading the signals you believe youre getting. Do some discreet checking before jumping to conclusions.BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in encouraging others to demand the best from themselves. You would be a fine sports coach, as well as an enlightened teacher. 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 Coast
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC11 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 LATEST FILMS Is it worth $10? YesChef is back in theaters because the folks at Open Road Films first released it in the midst of summer movie season against Godzilla, which meant it got squashed by the competition. Now, at a slower time of year for films, I hope itll find more of the audience it deserves. Chef stars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara and Jon Favreau. But the one thing youll come out of the movie talking about and craving is food. All kinds of food. Breakfasts, desserts, sandwiches, steaks, beignets, everything seems to radiate deliciousness, making us yearn for Smell-OVision and a menu so we can sample rather than stare at the savory culinary creations. The man responsible for the food is Carl Casper (Mr. Favreau), a talented chef who early on is fired by his boss (Dustin Hoffman) and lashes out at a food critic (Oliver Platt) after a bad review. Fellow chefs Martin (John Leguizamo) and Tony respect Casper, as does hostess Molly (Ms. Johansson), but even they cant keep him from unraveling. Given that hes also a terrible father to Percy (Emjay Anthony) and his ex-wife (Ms. Vergara) knows hes a mess, cooking is the only thing Carl does well. So well, in fact, that its obvious he has a passion for it, even if that isnt being realized. On a trip to Miami, he catches up with a sketchy old pal played by Mr. Downey (the character is extraneous and just an excuse for an appearance by Mr. Downey), who finances a food truck for Carl. Its the summer, so Percy and Martin assist Carl as they travel through the southern U.S., catering the food truck menu for the locals at each stop. Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans and Austin (where the film debuted at the SXSW Film Festival) are on prime display, each highlighted to maximize its respective appeal. For example, the Miami scenes feature posh hotels, Little Havana and Ocean Drive on South Beach. Chef has heart and laughs, both in appropriate moderation. We like Carl and root for him even though we know hes his own worst enemy, and the story progresses with integrity rather than contrived convenience. Smart musical choices are used with each location, and some timely jokes and situations provide comic relief during dramatic stretches. This is well made and acted all around. For Mr. Favreau, the film is a true accomplishment. He balances writer/producer/director/actor responsibilities with aplomb and asserts himself as a filmmaker at ease working in a variety of genres. Consider: As the director of Elf, Iron Man and now this, hes had considerable success in three distinctly different genres, which is a rare feat in niche-driven Hollywood. His next project is a remake of The Jungle Book; it will be interesting to see if any cinematic DNA carries over from Chef in terms of writing and characterizations. No matter how you slice it, Chef is a good movie that deserves to be seen. And then theres the food. Oh, my goodness, the food. Advice: If youre on a diet, eat beforehand so your hunger pains afterward arent severe and you can be satisfied with something healthy. If youre planning to eat afterward, make a reservation somewhere you know the food is rich, succulent and delicious, because youre going to ravenously devour every bite in front of you. m a t d i M dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Chef and food truck entrepreneur Roy Choi helped make sure Jon Favreau looked authentic in the kitchen; Mr. Choi is seen in a credit cookie teaching Mr. Favreau to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Chef Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 Bio New York | Buy One Get One Half Off on womens apparel, shoes and accessories | 239.514.3777GiGis Childrens Boutique | 10% Off all merchandise (excluding Orbit strollers) | 239.254.0800Jos. A. Bank | 20% new customer discount | 239.513.9372Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar | 1/2 Price Roasted Wings 239.431.8259Spectacles | 15% Off eyewear (excluding Cartier and Chrome Hearts) | 239.566.9300Stage 62 Deli | Buy Two Get One Free on all sandwiches (dine in and take out) | 239.597.2800 *Discounts are available on September 4 only. Contact merchants for details and hours. Mention Mercato Event to receive discount. On the lawn across from MASA and A Night of Americana & Folk
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 FILM CAPSULESThe Hundred-Foot Journey 1/2(Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal) The fussy proprietor of a Michelin-starred French restaurant (Ms. Mirren) doesnt take kindly to her new neighbors/competition, a spunky Indian family whose restaurant is right across the street. Like the food on screen, the movie looks fine and is perfectly edible, but its nothing special. Rated PG.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner) Reporter April (Ms. Fox) teams with four mutated, talking ninja turtles to stop a crime syndicate. This is an entertaining, full origin story with laughs and solid action. Rated PG-13. Into the Storm(Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh) Locals try to survive as a series of tornadoes strike a small midwestern town. Some action scenes are great and others miss the mark. With forgettable characters and rote dialog, this isnt one to run off to. Rated PG-13.Magic In The Moonlight 1/2(Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden) A world-renowned magician (Mr. Firth) travels to the south of France to reveal an American psychic (Ms. Stone) as a fraud, but his perspective changes as they spend time together. Ms. Stones character is underplayed and the story is predictable, but Mr. Firths snarky charm keeps you laughing. Rated PG-13.Guardians Of The Galaxy (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista) Unlikely heroes Star-Lord (Mr. Pratt), Gamora (Ms. Saldana), Drax (Mr. Bautista), Groot (voice of Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (voice of Bradley Cooper) try to stop the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace) from possessing a powerful orb. Its action-packed, hilarious and an out-of-this-world good time. It also fits nicely within the Avengers-driven Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rated PG-13.Boyhood 1/2(Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) This landmark film from director Richard Linklater (Before Midnight) follows a boy, Mason (Mr. Coltrane), as he ages from 6 to 18 years old. Ms. Arquette Dinner Daily at 5:00 p.m. Open Sunday for Brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Happy Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Live Music in the Tavern239.591.3837 799 WALKERBILT ROAD, NAPLES Located Off U.S. 41, Mile North of Immokalee RoadBAYHOUSENAPLES.COM HOT DAYS, COOL NIGHTS AT THE CLAW BAR 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 SPAPOLISHED TO PERFECTIONTo reserve your treatment, please call 239.594.6321 or visit WaldorfAstoriaNaples.com.Renew and refresh your skin at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. Indulge yourself by choosing our 50-minute Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Sugar Scrub, specially priced at $145*. Restore your skin with a fresh Watermelon-Basil Vodkatini Sugar Scrub infused with Square One Organic Vodka. The grande nale to this sweet experience includes a light massage with antioxidant rich sparkling Citrus Cilantro body oil blended with a vitaminrich whipped Shea butter, Strawberry Mash hydrating body balm to seal in moisture. At the conclusion of the treatment, enjoy an actual Watermelon Vodkatini. *22% service charge additional. The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers are holding auditions for all parts. Go to www.mastersingersfm.com for audition information. To schedule your audition or for more information please call 239-288-2535. JOIN US THIS SEASON TO SINGBeethoven Handel Schubert Verdi
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC13 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 and Mr. Hawke play Masons divorced parents. Shot in 39 days over the course of 12 years, its the most natural and realistic depiction of the pains of adolescence in recent memory. Rated R.Sex Tape (Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry) To spruce things up, married with children Annie (Ms. Diaz) and Jay (Mr. Segel) make a sex tape on a tablet. Crisis comes, however, when the session synchs with other devices. We dont buy these two as a couple, its not funny, the storys weak and worst of all, its just not sexy. Rated R.And So It Goes 1/2(Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins) Grumpy old Oren (Mr. Douglas) needs the help of his kind neighbor (Ms. Keaton) to care for his granddaughter (Ms. Jerins). Although its full of clichs and heavy messages, Mr. Douglas acerbic one-liners and the chemistry between him and Ms. Keaton make it moderately enjoyable. Rated PG-13.The Purge: Anarchy (Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford) A well-equipped enforcer (Mr. Grillo) helps innocents caught outside during the purge, the one night a year in which all crime is legal. This is a notable improvement on The Purge (2013), largely because it smartly shows the far-reaching effects of purging. Rated R. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis) In this sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), apes and humans try to peacefully co-exist in futuristic San Francisco. The ape visual effects are fine, but the picture is dull and the story is lazy. Rated PG-13.Tammy 1/2(Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates) Loser Tammy (Ms. McCarthy) and her grandma (Ms. Sarandon) get in trouble while on a road trip. Painfully unfunny, its so bad it makes you worry for McCarthys career. Rated R.Earth To Echo (Teo Halm, Brian Astro Bradley, Reese Hartwig) Three young friends (Mr. Halm, Mr. Bradley, Mr. Hartwig) discover a lost alien the night before theyre forced to move away from one another in their neighborhood. Its a lackluster E.T. rip-off that uses the found footage gimmick to dizzying effect. Rated PG.Transformers: Age of Extinction (Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci) Inventor Cade (Mr. Wahlberg) and his daughter Tessa (Ms. Peltz) are caught in a government war against Transformers in the fourth installment of director Michael Bays hit franchise. At 165 minutes and with a weak story, its so long and overwhelming its exhausting. Rated PG-13. THANK YOU SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR VOTING USTHE BEST! www.ShulasNaples.comReservations 239.430.4999 | Private Dining 239.659.3176 Located at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail NorthCelebrate with us!Please join us and enjoy our SHULA CUT 12 oz. New York Strip For Only$2495Does Not Include Sales Tax or Gratuity. PRIME RIB FRIDAYS!Every Friday from 11:30 am 2:30 pm Enjoy our SHULA CUT Prime RibFor Only$995This lunch special does not include side items, beverages, tax & gratuity. Our regular lunch menu is available. MANUEL M. PEA, M.D.Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonLocated at Exit 107, off I-75 MASSAGE PACKAGESStarting at $80 MANI-PEDISStarting at $20/$40 LASER HAIR REMOVAL CHECK OUT LA PIEL SPAS SUMMER SPECIALSPresented By:
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 FLORIDA WRITERSFlorida noir trilogy wraps up with a big bang The Big Hello by Michael Lister. Pulpwood Press. 215 pages. Hardcover. $26.99.Michael Lister is the bard of the Florida Panhandle. His crime novels, distributed through several ongoing series, set a very high standard for originality, style and impact. As the third and final installment in the Soldier series, The Big Hello features an ex-cop private eye named Jimmy Soldier Riley who is at once as tough as they come and as filled with romantic longing as anyone should be. In this series, both homage to and fulfillment of the hard-boiled Florida noir tradition, the story line is drenched with death. However, the story line easy to follow in some ways is also something of a problem. In his effort to save the woman of his dreams (if in fact she is alive), Jimmy gets tangled up in a chase after the super-perverse serial killer who abducted her. One thing is clear: Lauren Lewis in not in her grave! One-armed Jimmy and his sidekick, a one-eyed African-American named Clip, are regularly arrested by members of the local constabulary (the action runs back and forth between Panama City and Tallahassee during the early 1940s), some of whom are competent, others less so, and others downright corrupt. Even though its a relatively short book, the number of characters who are juggled, the nonstop mayhem and the sketchy development of backstory can leave readers disoriented. Im thinking this book is best enjoyed by those who have read the first two volumes in the series, The Big Goodbye and The Big Beyond. Yet it is highly enjoyable, though a bit perplexing, in itself. Perhaps the sense of chaos and disorientation is deliberate:Whats our next move? Clip asked. We were standing back over near the ambulance again, waiting on Collins. I have absolutely no idea. He nodded and seemed to think about it. And how is that different from any other time? I managed a smile. He was right. That was the job. Stumbling around in the darkness, being lied to and misled by some while others attempted manipulation, intimidation, and bribery, all while not giving in, not giving up.OK, I can groove on this. The book has many spectacular scenes, including the gallery of macabre art by the serial killer Flaxon De Grasse, who juxtaposes body parts in his surrealistic compositions (or decompositions). In portraying wartime Northern Florida, Mr. Lister projects without excessive, showoff detail the feel of the cars on the pre-Eisenhower roadways, the roadside saloons, motels and other accommodations and the countless stops at payphones. Jimmy and Clip comprise an odd couple, a black and white pair unusual in this time and place. Their respect for and loyalty to one another, and their reactions when Clip is disrespected or blocked from access because of his color, are handled by the author with just the right touch. Another odd relationship is that between law enforcement officers and criminals. These are overlapping categories; individuals on each side of the law are able to slip across the boundary. In addition, they seem to have a need for one another, almost like lovers who define themselves and complete themselves in their relationship. Police Chief Darryl Collins, working the case in the manner of an extreme control freak, is Jimmys stepfather and a man Jimmy would rather not have to confront. Still, this case puts them together and allows the author to paint just enough of Jimmys background to help explain some aspects of his character. p philJASONpkjason@comcast.net LISTER SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10:00PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11:00PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4360 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-263-FISH (3474)fishseafoodrestaurant.com FISHRESTAURANT MondayFishermans Platter $19 (Fried) Oysters, Scallops, Calamari, Shrimp, White Fish, Tarter Sauce, Malt Vinegar Slaw & ChipsTuesday1/2 Price Sushi All NightWednesdayRaw & Chilled Bar12 Oysters $12 $6 1 lb. Lobster $14$12 1 lb. Alaska King Crab Legs $90Fri.-Sat.-Sun.Two 1 lb. Lobsters or Branzino $28Happy Hour3-6PM Every Day (Bar Only) Wine & Well Cocktails Half Price Summer SPECIALS! The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water Naples Princess Buy One Get One Half PriceWednesday Dinners Saturday Sightseeing (12:30 & 3:00)Sunday Hors doeuvresBased on availability. Valid on adult tickets. No other coupons or discounts apply. Summer Specials O ering Daily Public Cruises Seabreeze Lunch, Dinner, Hors doeuvres, A ernoon and Sunset Sightseeing Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102 Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC15 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 Jimmy is attractively etched as a man with a moral code. In most instances, hes a fellow who has limits on what he will do in the pursuit of his goals or responsibilities. There are lines he wont cross, principles he wont forsake. However, in the case of rescuing Lauren, he claims that there is absolutely nothing he would not do. His passion, his need for her, is that allencompassing. She is his hearts desire and his moral test. A significant part of the novel is comprised of sparkling, banter between Jimmy and Clip, and much of that has to do with this issue of limits and principles. They are blunt-spoken philosophers whose wisdom is cloaked in imperfect English that is nonetheless powerful and clear. To hear them go at it is great fun. (Jimmys English, however, sounds pretty good when hes quoting Shakespeare.) The Big Hello is another tense, brooding thriller by the versatile and marvelously talented Michael Lister. 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. E E E E E i i l l l l l e e e e e e n n P P P P i i t t e e e e l l l A A Al l A Ab ou u t C l o os e et s i is a l ll a a b bo ut t i nn n ov v a at iv e e de e sign, im m pe c cc ab b b le c c ra f ft sm m a an s sh ip a nd d a aw le e ss s s er v v i ce. Our i in n st al la ti on n s s re e e c ct y o ou r r dr ea a ms s a n n nd y o ou r pers on al it y y, w h h i le d ra ma t ti c ca l ll y e en ha a nc c in n g y yo ur r h o om m e. Let m m me nd t he e p p e r fe c ct s o ol ut t i o n f fo r y yo u u. 5606 6th Street West Lehigh Acres, Fl 33971 V V V i i s s s i i t t o o o u u r w w w e e e b b b s i i i t t e e : : w w w w w w w w w w w . a a a l l l l a a b b o o u t t c c l l o o o s s e e e t t s s c c c o o m m m m e e Call for a FREE Professional Design Consultation! 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 . 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 3 3 3 . 5 5 5 8 8 8 8 2 2 2 2 9 9 9 9 9 Terms: 18% buyers premium, all sold as-is, full terms day of sale. FL License Ab2220 Pica au2641 239.262.7333Saturday, August 30 12:00 p.m.1100 1st Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102One block south of Central Avenue between U.S. 41 and Goodlette-Frank RoadPREVIEW ursday and Friday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. An intriguing selection of American, Continental and Asian ne art, period antiques, decorative accents and ne home furnishings from prominent Naples estates with select private consignments. To view the full catalog with descriptions, detailed images and estimates, visit AuctionsN.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 KOVEL: ANTIQUESCopies of famous pottery blunders hard to spot BY TERRY KOVEL AND KIM KOVELWatch out for fake antiques, especially copies of well-known pieces. In about 1820 some potters in the Staffordshire district of England made portrait figures of famous politicians, actors and athletes to sell in local shops. Remember, this was a time when there were no color images of people except paintings and few black-and-white photos. Often the potters confused the personalities. A famous error was the figure of Benjamin Franklin made in about 1820. Some had the name General Washington painted on the front of the base. In the 1950s, when Staffordshire figures were again very popular, many copies of both the correct and incorrect Franklin were made. Other old fakes still are around. Some are antique jokes, like The Vicar and Moses, which shows a judge sleeping in court. The Tithing is another faked figure, a group with a tax collector taking a percentage of the crop and a new baby as a tax from a farmer and his wife (sometimes the farmer was less cynical and brought a pig). Other named copies show well-known men of the day, including Shakespeare, the comic Joseph Grimaldi, a bust of Washington or even a pair of cricket bowlers. Be careful. It is harder to recognize the 1990s Chinese copies than it was the 1950s copies. Q: We have a rocking chair that has been in my husbands family for about 60 years. Its Craftsman-style and has armrests. It also has the original leather seat cushion with springs. On the bottom of the seat it reads, Northwest Chair Co., Tacoma, Wash. Im having a hard time finding information about the company and our chair. I would like to sell it. What do you think its worth? A: The Northwest Chair Co. made furniture in South Tacoma from about 1900 to the 1950s. In the mid-1920s, they opened distribution warehouses in Los Angeles and Berkeley, Calif. An advertisement claimed the company made bedroom, childrens, dining room, kitchen, library and store chairs made of ash, birch, mahogany, oak and walnut. In addition to furniture, the company made airplane parts for Boeing in 1944. Weve seen a similar Morris-type rocking chair priced at $100. Q: My mother has a very old set of china. The mark on the back reads T & R Boote and Co. and has an image of a ship called Tusculana. Do you have any information about the maker? A: T. & R. Boote was founded by Thomas and Richard Boote in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, in ROLL-BACK SUMMER SPECIALSMONDAY: Grouper & Shrimp3x3, French Fries & Coleslaw $7.95TUESDAY: Taco Tuesday's $3.00 Taco's, $2.00 Corona's & $3.50 Margarita's Fish, Chicken, Shrimp, or BeefWEDNESDAY: Alice's Shrimp Feast1/4# $6.95, 1/2# $9.50, 1# $13.95THURSDAY: Chicken & PorkChicken Fingers, BBQ Pork, & Pork Tenderloin $6.95SATURDAY: All You Can Eat Snow Crab ClustersFirst course served with Corn on the Cob & Fries $21.95FRIDAY & SUNDAY: Free Glass of House Wine with any Dinner Entree$1.75 Domestic Drafts All Day & NightAll specials are dine in only and no sharing. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Stop by next Wednesday for our Summer Sippin Serie naplesfujiyama.com 239.261.4332TWO FOR $39.90HIBACHI DINNERS & FREE BOTTLE OF WINE Located at:2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 Offering the Ultimate in Early or Late Dining! MANAGER JUNJI HIJIKATAUNTIL 6:00 PM OR AFTER 8:30 PM SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAYGARLIC SHRIMPCOCONUT GINGER SCALLOPSPORK LOINN.Y. STRIP STEAKHIBACHI CHICKEN ALL DINNERS SERVED WITH SHRIMP APPETIZER, SOUP, SALAD, VEGETABLES AND STEAMED WHITE RICE.FUJIYAMA CHICKEN OR SHRIMP FRIED RICE SERVED WITH SHRIMP APPETIZER, SOUP AND SALAD.50% off all calls and wells! $2.00 off all top-shelf calls and reserves! $5.99 specialty cocktails and select wine!Offer expires 09/04/14. Menu not valid with any other discounts, coupons or promotions. pelicanlarrys.com1046 Pine Ridge Road239-649-08007785 Davis Blvd. 239-793-2004 HAPPY HOURSPECIALS Every Day 11AM7PM2 for 1 Appetizers NO ROOM FEE for private parties! Book your fantasy football draft today! NEW OYSTERS INCLUDE ST JAMES RIVER AND BLUE POINTS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC17 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 This Staffordshire figure of Benjamin Franklin was mistakenly labeled General Washington when it was made in the 1820s. It sold for $338 at a 2014 DuMouchelles auction in Detroit.1842. The company made pavement tiles, Parian ware and earthenware. It began making white graniteware for export to the United States in 1888. Production was limited to tiles after 1906. T. & R. Boote used a boat as part of its mark from 1890 to 1906. Tusculana is the name of a pattern that was made from 1903 to 1906. Q: Is there any kind of a market for used shoe-topped roller skates from the 1940s? Theyre in very good shape, but I used them a lot because I used to dance in them several times a week. A: Your skates are not what wed call collectible. That word would apply if, for example, someone famous once owned them. But its possible you could sell them on eBay or Craigslist for $20 or even a little more. Q: I found a very old straight razor in the original box. It was made by Johnson Brothers Hardware Co. of Cincinnati. How old is it? Are old razors collectible? A: The Johnson brothers had a wholesale and retail hardware business in Cincinnati beginning in 1881. According to an 1886 listing, the company carried general hardware and pocket and table cutlery. The name of the business became Johnson Bros. Hardware Co. in 1891. By then it was selling tools as well as hardware and cutlery. It still was in business in 1913, when it was listed in a directory of hardware dealers. Collectors of old razors want razors in good, unrestored condition. If you are thinking of selling the razor, dont polish it. The original box adds value. Old straight razors sell for $15 and up, depending on condition and maker. Tip: Do not hang photographs in direct sunlight. The UV rays will damage photographs.Current PricesCurrent prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. Campbell Kids print, Tomato is a Fruit, blackboard, textured paper, 1970s, 8 x 10 inches, $15. Pewter plate, round, Samuel Pierce, double touch mark, c. 1790, 8 inches, $105. Wave Crest glass dresser box, oval, blue, pink flowers, enameled, marked Kelva, CFM Co., 5 by 4 inches, $240. Carriage lamp, silver plated, two gothic arches, glass panels, electrified, 1800s, 42 inches, $295. Montblanc fountain pen set, propelling pencil, black hard rubber, clip, 1920s, baby size 0, $560. Tiffany glass bowl, Favrile, iridescent gold, intaglio cut vine & leaf, flared rim, signed, 1925, 3 by 8 inches, $750. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples(239) 596-5044truefashionistasresale.comMON-FRI 10AM-6PM NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYResale! Consignment! Trade! Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 9/30/14 FW$5.00OFFPurchase of $50Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 9/30/14 FW$10.00OFFPurchase of $100 Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style and Sophistication facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress TOLL FREE 800-593-7259 Vacation Spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents and Party Goers! $ 119 GET AWAY FOR ONLY... ROUND TRIP!* *Minimum 8 day advance purchase, non-refundable fare. Cannot be combined with other offers. Weekend fee applies to any travel Friday thru Sunday. Expires August 31, 2014. Beat the e Village on Venetian Bay 4350 Gulf Shore Boulevard Suite 608, Naples 239.331.7112 eLavenderOnline.com e Only United States Store Dedicated to the True Lavender Products of Provence on the last 50 Provence tablecloths Made in France50% OFFNOW$30Was $60True lavender from Provence is a medicinal plant that has been used since ancient times. Due to its many virtues, essential oil of true lavender is the most widely used oil in aromatherapy. It is used as treatment for insomnia, irritability, headaches and stress. Lavender is also a disinfectant and prevents scarring; it helps ght against infection, aids relaxation and soothes pain. SIDEWALKSALELabor DayFRIDAY AUGUST 29through MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and co N n use to hel c a n o n t h e P a r a M T h e B like us on facebook More information under Get Involved at www.naplesplayers.orgAuditionsPerusal scripts available at the Administrative Oce with a $20 deposit. Hours: MF 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.By appointment, call 239-434-7340, ext. 10 Rehearsals begin September 29 Performances Nov. 12 Dec. 6September 6 at 12pm. 4 Women: (2) ages 22 35 (1) age 50 75, (1) age 40 55, 3 Men: ages 25 35 Auditions held at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. South, Naples, FL Learn how to Paint on the Wild SideNaples artist Heidi Saletko, who creates lifelike animal masks out of discarded palm fronds and other garden foliage, will share her technique in two workshops coming to the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Paint on the Wild Side will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Sept. 18. Cost of each session, all supplies included, is $55. Participants will choose an animal lion, zebra, turtle, cockatoo, panther, monkey and more and Ms. Saletko will guide them through the process of creating a piece of art that is suitable for hanging indoors or outside. For reservations or more information, call 394-4221 or visit marcoislandart.org. AUDITION CALLS Equity and non-Equity auditions (principal/chorus) for TheatreZones 10th anniversary season will be held by appointment Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14, at the G&L Theatre on the campus of The Community School, 13275 Livingston Road in Naples. Founding Artistic Director Mark Danni says more than 100 professional actors from across the country will tryout for one or more of the seasons 50 available roles. Local actors are encouraged to audition as well. The season opens in January with Mack & Mabel and continues with Sweeney Todd (the two lead roles have already been cast, but eight Equity roles and six non-Equity roles are available), Brooklyn The Musical (African American and Latino American actors needed), and Neil Simons Theyre Playing Our Song. To secure an audition appointment or for more information, email Mr. Danni at email@example.com or call 449-2323. Sides are posted at theatrezone-florida.com. Opera Naples holds general and chorus auditions Saturday, Sept. 13, by appointment only. Through general auditions, ON seeks professional singers for future casting considerations of principal and secondary roles. Chorus auditions are for singers of all ages who will perform alongside professional singers at the Naples Philharmonic in a fully staged production of Puccinis La Boheme Thursday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 22, at ArtisNaples. Audition appointments for the chorus can be scheduled by emailing Robin Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org. General auditions require at least three songs of varying languages, a recent headshot and a resume. Interested singers should email materials, including an audio or video file, to Ms. Frank at the above address for consideration for a live audition. For more information, email Ms. Frank or call Opera Naples at 963-9050. COURTESY PHOTO A zebra mask made from palm fronds by Heidi Saletko TAKEOUT & GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! FRESH NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD FLOWN IN DAILY! HAPPY HOUR 4:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 30Safely Reheat, Not Re Over Cook Your Take Out Meals in Our New State-of-the-Art Microwaveable Containers!LUNCH FEATURES (SERVED 11:00-4:00)Chef Bills New England-Style Pot Roast $8.50BLT Lobster Wrap Served with coleslaw. $14.00Shrimp Panini Deep-Fried with Sriracha Sauce $9.00Baked Haddock Supreme Topped with portobello mushrooms, sliced tomatoes and cracker crumbs. $10.00DINNER FEATURES (SERVED 4:00-10:00) Served with potato and vegetable. $26.00Grilled Swordsh Nantucket Topped with sliced portobello mushrooms served with roasted peppers and Swiss cheese sauce. $24.00Seafood Paradise A combination of shrimp, scallops, salmon and tuna sauteed in a delicate herb white or red wine sauce served over angel hair pasta. $24.00Grilled Tuna Steak Served with lo mein noodles topped with a fresh apple horseradish sauce. $28.00WEEKLY FEATURES (SERVED ALL DAY)Steamed Twin Lobsters Two 1 lb. Maine lobsters steamed and served with drawn butter and corn on the cob. $21.99Stuffed Twin Lobsters Two 1 lb. Maine lobsters steamed and stuffed with a seafood medley. Served with drawn butter and corn on the cob. $24.99
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC21 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 CELEBRITY EXTRAVillainous Tzi Ma of also appearing in Satisfaction BY CINDY ELAVSKYQ: I am a big fan of 4, and was pleasantly surprised to see the character of Cheng return this summer. Can you tell me where else I can see the actor who played him? Lawrence E., BaltimoreA: Tzi Ma is the longtime character actor who appeared as Cheng Zhi in the season finale of 4: Live Another Day. I spoke with Tzi recently, and was delighted (and a bit relieved) to find that he was nothing like Cheng and much more like his character of the Zen Master on USAs Satisfaction (which has its season finale on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 10 p.m.). Tzi (pronounced tie) was thrilled to get the call to return to his bad-guy role on 4, but it almost made him miss out on Satisfaction when shooting for both series began to overlap. Tzi told me: It was a bit of a logistical nightmare. Thank goodness they worked it out. Satisfaction was on the brink of replacing me because I was supposed to be in Atlanta by the middle of May, and I was still in England. I flew straight from London to Atlanta. And I was still on hold for 4 in case we needed to do reshoots. Sean (Jablonski, the creator of Satisfaction) is so generous and supportive and trusting. They waited for me, and I am so grateful for that. Thank you, guys! Tzi also addressed the statement made by Freddie Prinze Jr. that Keifer Sutherland was unprofessional and difficult to work with: Look at what Keifers done for 4. Hes been in practically every scene, from beginning to end, for nine seasons. That should tell you something about this guys work ethic. I dont know any actor who comes to the set more prepared than him. You cant carry a show like this being an asshole. Everyone has his moments, even me. The fact is, he doesnt compromise because he is trying to achieve excellence. Q: I cant get enough Outlander! Please tell me it will be back for another season. Eleanor W., The Villages, Fla.A: I am thrilled to tell you that after its record-shattering opening weekend, Starz did indeed renew the time-traveling/fantasy/historical-drama/romance series for a second season. Early reports say that the second season will be at least 13 episodes, and it will be based on Diana Gabaldons second book in the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or email her at letters@ cindyelavsky.com. TZI MA Summer Swing SpecialsSummer Tennis Court Membership $350 Unlimited court use now through September 30th (8am 9pm with reservations) Membership for up to 2 people Private Lessons Package $300 5 private lessonsFor information call the Tennis Shop at 239.594.6033 or email the Tennis Director at Adri.Atkinson@waldorfastoria.com. 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 | WALDORFASTORIANAPLES.COM Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food $ All selections served with your choice of soup, house salad or fries and soft beverage 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
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC23 WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 SAVE THE DATE The inaugural For the Love of Art gala to benefit the Naples Art Association is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, at Grey Oaks Country Club. The evening will include presentation of three new awards: the Gulfshore Life Emerging Art Leader Award for a new and/or young artist or arts leader in the community; the Hirshhorn Award for an individual who has shown visionary leadership and a commitment to advancing and enriching the arts in the community, and the Impact Award for a business or business professional who has demonstrated significant leadership in the arts and culture of the community though involvement in, or support of, innovative programs and creative partnerships. Vi at Bentley Village has signed on as the VIP champagne reception sponsor of the gala. Additional sponsorship opportunities remain available. For information about sponsorships, email Maureen.email@example.com. For ticket information, email Chelsea.Ziton@NaplesArt.org or visit naplesart.org. The second annual Craving Fashion, a celebration of food and fashion to benefit 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 for $50 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. Call 776-3016 or visit plancc.org. The 56th annual NCH Hospital Ball takes place Saturday, Oct. 25, at The RitzCarlton Beach Resort. This years event will benefit the hospitals cardiology program. Co-chairs are Cortney and Kevin Beebe. Call 624-2000 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. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,500 for an MVP table of eight. 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. Local young models (and their dolls) will 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 sixth annual Naples International Film Festival is set for ThursdaySunday, 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 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. 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. Co-chairs Philip Douglas and Doug Olsen, along with their pampered pooch Eva, promise an afternoon of furry fun, fashion, fine food and refreshments, all to benefit the orphaned and abandoned pets at the HSN shelter. Fashions will be presented exclusively by Escales and Pucci & Catana Luxury Pet Boutique. 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 643-7275 or visit naplesgarden.org. The Immokalee Foundations 2014 Charity Classic Celebration: Hope Grows takes place Friday, Nov. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Tickets are $550. 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 are 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 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. Call 6495000 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 6437275 or visit naplesgarden.org. The Fire & Ice gala to benefit the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee takes place Wednesday, Jan. 14, at The RitzCarlton 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-AWish of Southern Florida takes places Saturday, Jan. 17, at Quail West Golf and Country Club. 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. 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 4347183, 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.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
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 Dessert wines, sweet and richly flavored complements to the end of the meal, are enjoying popularity with wine fans, not simply for the wonderful way in which they enhance desserts but also for the interesting pairings they can provide with savory fare. Chef Kevin Sbraga, the owner of Sbraga in Philadelphias Rittenhouse Square, is pairing a nut mix of cashews, pecans, almonds and assorted spices with the blackberry and cassis flavors of Fonseca Bin 27 Ruby Port. Chef Matt McCallister of FT33 in Dallas, Texas, pairs the rich flavors of Taylor Fladgate 20-year-old tawny port with his homemade pork sausage with red wine and bacon-braised lentils. You can also pair nuts and fruits with sweet white wines. The late food writer Richard Olney, quoted in What to Drink With What You Eat, says, Almonds and peaches, separate or in combination, are perhaps the two most successful accompanying flavors to a Sauterne. And many late harvest white wines pair well with soft and blue cheeses as well as foie gras, perfect for an afternoon soiree. There are a number of dessert wines available, but they break down into three basic categories: late harvested wines made from grapes with higher sugar content; wines fortified with the addition of higher alcohol spirits to stop fermentation at an early stage (before all the sugar is converted to alcohol); and sweet sparkling wines. These types vary in the production manner but achieve the same results. Retaining more sugar in the wine produces a richly flavored and complex beverage that pairs well with a variety of foods. Just as styles vary, so does the sweetness. Some dessert wines are lusciously sweet and richly flavored, such as French Sauternes and German late harvest wines. Some red wines, such as late harvest malbecs or zinfandels, have a decidedly drier style, while retaining complex flavors and a hint of sweetness. Sweet sparkling wines, think Asti Spumante from Italy and demi-sec or doux (sweet) sparklers, are a little lighter in body and have a refreshing, clean flavor. When pairing wines with dessert, the wine needs to be at least as sweet as the dish, or it can be overwhelmed by the flavor and sweetness. Wines made in the same style will bear stronger similarities to each other and will pair well with the same kinds of foods. Late harvest white wines will traditionally have flavors of stone fruits like apricot and nectarine, baked apple flavors and light candied citrus and honey notes. These will pair well with cheesecake and berries, fruit pies and carrot cake. Ports and late harvest reds will have dark cherry and berry flavors mixed with chocolate, mocha and spice, making them excellent for pairing with chocolate dishes. Sweet sparklers will have lighter flavors with pear and apple with citrus notes, and are often enjoyed with fruit dishes.Wines of the week: Diznk Tokaji Asz 5 Puttonos Hungary 2007 ($40 for 500 ml): From an estate established in the 1700s, this exquisite wine is made mostly from the Furmint grape, native to Hungary. Medium gold in color, the aroma is dried apricots and pears. The palate starts with honeyed fruit, lime and spices, opening up with rich buttery fruit flavors of apricot, peach and orange. Well balanced with an elegant and clean finish. Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Beerenauslese Mosel 2011($50 for 375 ml): Rated 90 by Wine Spectator, this wine is made in Germany but features tropical flavors guava, mango and pineapple with hints of apple and peach. Its good to drink now through 2036. Fonseca Bin 27 Ruby Port ($18): Chocolate, berries and plums mingle with slate and pepper in this fresh grape-forward wine from Portugal. Wine Spectator gave it 90 points. Gruet Demi Sec NV New Mexico ($20): An intoxicating blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, made in the traditional methode champenoise by a French Champagne house family. Medium in body and well balanced with an aroma and palate of pears, peaches and apples, and a light refreshing finish. Puro Uno Cigar Bar Late Harvest Malbec Argentina 2011($35 for 375ml): Delicious and unusual, made from 95-yearold vines, this wine is complex with notes of dark berries and leather. Finish is on the dry side with good tannins and lingering flavors in the mouth. Sandeman Founders Reserve Ruby Port ($18): Rich dark red in color, with aromas of red berry and plum that follow onto the palate. Elegant in style with plenty of young fruit flavors and a balanced finish with a touch of spice. Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Tawny Port ($45): Wine Spectator gave this one 93 points and describes it as, Rich, with a spicy nose flavors of fig, dried apricot, mango and ginger. Complex and elegant, delivering concentrated creme brulee and tropical fruit notes that linger on the vibrant and buttery f inish. Drink now. VINOSome are sweet on dessert wines even before last course jimMcCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com Sandeman Founders Reserve Port, serve chilled. Diznk Tokaji Asz is best chilled. ORGANIZED LIVING Jill Bellucci Home Ofces Closets Kitchens Living Areas Garages Storage Units Senior Moves Relocations And Much More!Professional Organizing Solutions for Individuals and Businesses Throughout Southwest Florida Take Control of Your Surroundings! email@example.comLicensed & InsuredCall for Information on Our Summer Specials! mrtequilarestaurant.com HAPPY HOUR 3-6 pm Margaritas & Draft Beer BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUG. 28-SEPT. 3, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 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 CUISINEThe Local strives to be even more localThe Local, a farm-to-table, sea-totable restaurant in Naples is celebrating a successful year in business and working to bring even more local products to the menu. Chef/owner Jeff Mitchell, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, started by contributing ideas for the menus and working the front of the house while fellow CIA alumnus Rich Demarse handled most of the kitchen duties. When Mr. Demarse and his wife decided to pursue some opportunities in Charleston, S.C., a few months ago, Mr. Mitchell went back to his roots in the kitchen. I hadnt been in a kitchen fulltime in 10 years, he says. Im really enjoying it. Its fun making people happy. He works with area farmers who grow a wealth of interesting vegetables, many of which are organic, and with local fishermen, who call and tell him what they brought in that morning. What he cant get here such as lettuces during the hot summer months he purchases from farms in Lancaster, Pa., and other northerly locales. Meanwhile, Mr. Mitchell is also working with local farmers to have them plant seeds for vegetables he wants to have on his menu in the coming winter months. We know what grew really well last year and what sold well, so weve figured out a formula between the restaurant and farm, he says. The Local plans to broaden its reach in October, by selling some of pastry chef Yannexis Rodriquezs baked goods at the farmers market at the Collection at Vanderbilt (8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays). Through October, The Local offers a themed wine and small plate pairing from 4-6 p.m. every Friday, matching up dishes with the wines of a particular region. September will feature various regions of the United States, while October will explore Asian flavors. The Local is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Its at 5323 Airport Pulling Road (at Pine Ridge). Call 596-3276 or visit the Facebook site for more information on daily specials and new menu items.Agave debuts fall menu, new entertainment lineupAfter a brief closure for construction and fine-tuning, Agave Bar & Grill reopened Tuesday with a refreshed fall menu and a new stage in the bar that will allow the restaurant to bring in live music. With chef Andrew McLaughlin and new pastry chef Damien Rivera, the menu now features elements of its original Southwestern flavors along with some Latin favorites and American standards. Agaves signature guacamole remains on the menu, joined by appetizers such as queso fundido, short rib empanadas, green mole mussels and chicken and vegetable quesadillas. Fajitas, Veracruz-style grouper, tequila-flamed filet mignon and fish tacos are among the entrees. Theres also a Saratoga veggie burger, created by chef Scott Beale, a former Iron Chef competitor and the husband of General Manager Jamie Beale. With quinoa, rice, beans, veggies, avocado and goat cheese, the burger is gluten free and can be served on a gluten-free roll. The restaurant has added a raw bar as well, serving oysters, littleneck clams, snow crab clusters, ceviche and shrimp. Mr. Riveras pastries might start a trend of ordering dessert first. Tres leches cake, a velvety flan and a margarita mousse are the three desserts I tried at a recent tasting. They were superb. September entertainment includes The Initials Duo (Sept. 5 and 19), The Good Bad Kids (Sept. 6 and 27), The Whole Tones (Sept. 12), Gypsy Native (Sept. 13) and Tess OGilvie (Sept. 28). A grand opening celebration Oct. 4-5 will feature former The Voice contestant and Naples resident Casey Weston (on Oct. 5). Agave, which recently earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the third consecutive year, is open for lunch and dinner daily. Its at 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Call 598-3473 or visit the restaurants Facebook site. Cruise with the chefsThree well-known area chefs will host culinary cruises next summer on Oceanias Riviera, leading interactive cooking classes, port excursions to local markets, wineries and restaurants plus in-depth culinary discovery tours at select ports. They will also spend time onboard with guests at special dinners and receptions. Lisa Boet, of Chez Boet, will tour Provence and the French Riviera, from Rome to Monte Carlo, June 16-23. Charles Mereday, of Meredays Fine Dining, will explore the Mediterranean and Ionian seas, from Venice to Barcelona, July 25-Aug. 5. Brian Roland, of Crave Culinaire, will travel the Adriatic, from Venice to Istanbul, Aug. 27-Sept. 7. For details, call (877) 776-4300 or visit cruisingwiththechefs.com.Quick bites Alto Live Jazz Kitchen: Jay Bucklin is the new executive chef at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. He comes to the post after several years at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva and previous jobs in New Orleans and Knoxville, Tenn. Alto is at 492 Bayfront Place, Naples. Call 261-2586. Osteria Tulia: Celebrate Southern Italy with host Marcello Palazzi of Winebow, who will pour two Southern Italian wines while the Osteria Tulia bartender mixes a surprise traditional Italian cocktail for the monthly tasting from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. $25 for two glasses of wine and a cocktail. Osteria Tulia is at 466 Fifth Ave. S. Call 213-2073. Cafe Normandie: The restaurant will be closed for vacation for the month of September. Its at 3756 Tamiami Trail N. Call 261-0977. Avenue 5: Select three courses plus a glass of wine for $30 SundayThursday nights at Avenue 5, 699 Fifth Ave. S. Call 280-2706. The Good Life: Learn some new techniques for cooking with chef Kristina San Filippo. Here are some of the September classes planned: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, Italian summer classics, $60; noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, soup and salad, $50; 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, pasta, $60; 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, sultry summer recipes, $60. The Good Life is at 2355 Vanderbilt beach Road. Call 514-4663. Email dining news to cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. karen FELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOSChef Charles Mereday, Chef Brian Roland and Chef Lisa Boet host culinary cruises next summer. Tres leches cake is among the desserts created by Damien Rivera, the new pastry chef at Agave.
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