BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com TYLER BENFIELD TATTOOED HIS GIRLFRIENDS name on his neck. He broke up with his girlfriend. A mechanic, working on cars all day, he covered up the cursive with a Chevrolet sign. Then he got a job at Mercedes-Benz. I was happy at first when I got the Chevrolet sign because I didnt have to look at her name anymore, Mr. Benfield says. In the dating scene, its hard to get a girlfriend when youve got some other girls name on your neck. Constant jealousy, Well, why dont you get my name on you if you care about me so much? Troubles with women, the fellas razzingRemoving ink soars to a $76 million businessSEE INK, A8 PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY; TATTOO BY ARTIST ANDY HOWL / HOWL GALLERYHow to make magic in the kitchen was just one of the lessons Craig Weinbaums mother imparted in preparing her son for life on his own. That instruction took hold, based on the culinary skills Mr. Weinbaum, a lieutenant with the East Naples Fire District, displays with regularity at the departments station on U.S. 41 East. Either I cook or its takeout, Lt. Weinbaum says with a laugh. The first question of the day is, Whats for dinner? That artistry with all things comestible has been burnished by his landing a spot as one of three finalists in the Steak-umm Firehouse Challenge. Judged by a trio of celebrity chefs, the national competition seeks the top firefighter-created recipe that featuresEast Naples firefighter is hot stuff in Steak-umm contest SEE CONTEST, A12 BY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent COURTESY PHOTONaples firefighter Lt. Craig Weinbaum, left, with Andrew Dresher and Alex Callegari, fellow finalists at the Steak-umm Firehouse Challenge in Philadelphia in August. www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 47 FREE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 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 A18 PETS A26 NETWORKING B4 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C15 SAVE THE DATE C23 VINO & CUISINE C26-27 Roadside attractionMuseum showcases art by the Highwaymen of the 1960s and s. C1 On your toesYoung dancers can vie for places in Nutcracker. A12 Making stridesA kickoff for breast cancer event, and more Society photos. C23-25 Good foodProfiting from healthy habits. B1 INSIDE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 COMMENTARY The art of get-alongingEvery late summer we hiccup in our old rhythms, the rhythms of almost-forgotten farm life, and send our children back to school. Its the first step in our big-life therapy to ease them out of their childhoods as little models of ourselves. Some of them are vulnerable. Theyre uncertain, unsteady and without confidence. Theyre convinced they come from a different planet. Their anxiety spills off them in waves and they dont know how to stop it. They cant wrestle their intellects away from their emotions, sometimes, because they live like little open wounds. So their academic talents may not emerge quickly or at all. For these kids, a single sarcasm, a single barbed comment or a steady stream of even mild-mannered invective not to mention shoves, slaps, punches or pokes can sting deeply for days, leaving them with a toxic ache that has no quick antidote. But school begins anyway and most adapt. Now we do a little society building we seed the brains of our children with ideas and even dreams (maybe those dreams will turn into goals), along with hard information. And we give them a sense of who they are to each other. School has always been about two things: book learning and get-alonging. This is still true for every single child around us, from east to west: 177,000 in Palm Beach Countys public schools, 85,000 in Lees, 44,000 in Colliers and 16,000 in Char lotte s. In Florida, there are almost 2.7 million public school children in more than 4,400 schools, taught by 175,000 teachers at an average cost of just over $9,000 per student, according to one accounting. And every one of them facing the same thing. If you never had children, or now you have grandchildren, youre still forced to be part of this immense social contract. You still pay taxes that support every yellow-bus tune-up and every computer and every air-conditioned school building and the salaries and benefits of every faculty and staff member. And when you stop in school zones for little mobs of marching children, youre still staring at your nations future, dressed out in flesh and blood and frailty, along with fashion. What happens to them matters, and it should matter to you. I wonder if the way children sound on a distant playground has ever changed. Or if it even goes away. Sometimes near a school at midday I can hear the cacophony of little voices the communing buzz that rose from the schoolyards of my own youth, preserved for decades on the wind only to bubble out suddenly in my late middle age. I can hear Roy and Jane and Judy and Robert and Steve and Nancy and Johnny Matson, a classmate and fine football player who started playing with me at the age of 6. But Johnny quit the game of football and of life when he shot himself at 14, leaving us badly burned from that first jolting contact with the exposed wire of needless mortality. Still, in that timeless schoolyard chorus all of them come back to life, all of them joining the buzz of other schoolyards in other times and places. And in every one of those places, some kids are getting bullied by other kids. Johnny was one of them, but so were all of us. I doubt thats ever changed, except perhaps in style or degree. That doesnt mean it cant change, or it shouldnt, however. Bullies learn their habits mostly from parents and a few school staffers, Ive concluded. Somehow, some of us pass to our children the notion that its OK to mess with other kids, or to look down on them. And unless theyre taught differently, many children are quick to be cruel. But theyre also easily taught to be kind, over time. By love and respect and patience, delivered from us to them every day, with breakfast. Meanwhile, some adults may believe that bullying is really character building a kind of coaching and if they dont encourage some of it, the nation will go to hell in a hand basket. We have to be tough, right? The logic, therefore, is that all kids should be bullied occasionally, as well as brow-beaten, strong-armed, hectored, hazed, pushed around, harassed, ragged, dominated, tyrannized, beat-on and screwed-with. Older kids should laugh at them in hallways, throw batteries or water bottles at them (these are real and contemporary examples from Florida schools), and especially try to make them feel bad by posting signs on public streets when they come to school for a new year. Like these signs, that appeared a couple of weeks ago in my neck of the woods, photographed by a friend of mine: Welcome to hell. Youve got food in your teeth. Today will be the worst! And this one, my own favorite: You Suck. Her freshman daughter just laughed it all off. But all kids arent that strong, and nobody should laugh off the parents of these bullies, or any school staffers who think its harmless. Instead, we must require them to rethink the art of get-alonging. Today, not tomorrow. t T a i 8 1 roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com STACEY CHADWICK BROWN / COURTESY PHOTO Fine Furniture | Unique Accessories | Heirloom Rugs | Custom Window Treatments | Award-Winning Design Services Naples 5015 Tamiami Trail N. Fort Mye 14125 S. Tamiami Trail Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle WayDistinctlyNorris.com By Steven King, Norris Home Furnishings Sleep ExpertAuthor, Columnist, TrainerSKing@norrishomefurnishings.com
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.com Reporters & ColumnistsKaren Feldman Artis Henderson Don Manley Jim McCracken Athena Ponushis Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz firstname.lastname@example.orgGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Marissa Blessing Nick Donato Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerCameo Hinman email@example.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org Cori Higgins email@example.com Adam Schonberg firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Watts email@example.com Sales and Marketing AssistantCarolyn AhoBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Cull email@example.com Jim Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2013 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state The guns of AugustIn her epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Guns of August, historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how World War I began in 1914, and how the belligerence, vanity and poor policies of powerful leaders led millions to gory deaths in that four-year conflagration. Before people realized world wars had to be numbered, World War I was called The Great War or The War to End All Wars, which it wasnt. It was the first modern war with massive, mechanized slaughter on land, sea and in the air. We can look at that war in retrospect, now 100 years after it started, as if through a distant mirror. The reflection, where we are today, is grim from within the greatest war-making nation in human history, the United States. In the early years of the 20th century, the leaders of the nations of Europe had contrived a web of alliances, each treaty binding one country to join in the defense of another in the event of war. When the Austrian emperors son, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, visited Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, 19-year-old Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinated him. As Barbara Tuchman writes in her book, published in 1962, AustriaHungary attacked Serbia, which set off a chain reaction, involving Russia, France, Belgium and Great Britain in the war against Austria-Hungary, Germany and the Ottoman Empire. After the war plans of the various powers failed, a period of brutal trench warfare began, with millions of lives lost under a relentless barrage of mortars, machine guns, mustard gas and newfangled airplanes outfitted with machine guns and bombs. By the wars end, an estimated 9,700,000 soldiers would be dead, along with 6,800,000 civilians killed. What, if anything, have we learned from the disaster of World War I? Look no farther than Gaza, or Ferguson, Mo. After nearly 50 days of the bombardment of Gaza with Israels intensely lethal, high-tech, U.S.-funded arsenal, Palestinian health officials put the number of Gazans killed at 2,139, of whom over 490 were children. Israel reported 64 soldiers killed as a result of its ground invasion of Gaza, with six civilians dead. The narrow Gaza Strip, one of the most densely populated places on Earth, suffering under an Israeli-imposed state of siege, is now a pile of rubble through which people pick, searching for the bodies of loved ones.In Ferguson, police violence has provoked protests and a national debate after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed, African-American teenager Michael Brown just days before Brown was to head off to college. The small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has a fully militarized police force, with body armor, armored personnel carriers, and automatic weapons. If images from Ferguson looked like the streets of Baghdad or Kabul, it was no coincidence: The U.S. military has a program to distribute surplus war-making materiel to municipal police forces. It is less burdensome for a budget-constrained Pentagon to fob off its unwanted heavy armor to local police, rather than maintaining a large inventory. But why do our police need weapons of war?The United States spent $640 billion on arms in 2013, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, out of a global total of $1.7 trillion. Increased arms expenditures in other nations, notably China and Russia, indicate they arent comfortable with the United States being the sole global superpower. What do those trillions spent on arms get us? In a word: war. Gaza is just one example. Syrias civil war grinds on through its third year, with more than 200,000 killed. The militant group ISIS has taken control of vast swaths of Syria and Iraq. Its brutal success is, in part, another example of blowback against the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, further fueled by anger over Israels devastation of Gaza. Libya, liberated by NATO airstrikes, is in a state of violent anarchy. Conflicts still rage, virtually unreported, in South Sudan, and in the sites of ongoing Dirty Wars waged by the U.S., as reported by Jeremy Scahill in his book of that title, in Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan. Violence in Ukraine has increased, according to the United Nations, with 1,200 people killed in the past month alone. The millions killed pointlessly in World War I are mostly forgotten, a century on. Barbara Tuchman closed The Guns of August, closer to the 50th anniversary of that war, writing, The nations were caught in a trap ... a trap from which there was, and has been, no exit. But there is a force more powerful than the governments of all these nations: the power of people everywhere, saying no. War is not the answer to conflict in the 21st century. 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 Obamas Iraq warISIS is a force for evil that poses an imminent security threat to the United States, but please, let us get back to you on whether we are determined to defeat it. That is the posture of the Obama administration toward the terror group that proudly demonstrated its malevolence by beheading American journalist James Foley in a propaganda video. For the administration, ISIS isnt merely a dire enemy, it is a dilemma. President Barack Obama must respond to a group that with its resources, apocalyptic vision and Western recruits is clearly a threat to the homeland, at the same time he wants nothing to do with Iraq in particular or any new military intervention in general. The default Obama strategy, then, will be to do the minimum necessary not to be accused of allowing ISIS to run riot. If he must launch a few airstrikes to arrest ISISs sweep toward Kurdistan, he will. If he must make a statement about the beheading of James Foley before hitting the links on his vacation, he will. But he is loath to commit himself. In his Foley statement, the president sought to sound stalwart without saying anything in particular. He brought down the hammer of History with a capital H on ISIS. He said, People like this ultimately fail. He pronounced a global consensus around the proposition that a group like ISIS has no place in the 21st century. All reasonable, forward-looking people agree that genocide has no place in the 21st century, either. Yet the prospective slaughter of Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar after fleeing ISIS wasnt stopped by the inevitable progress of international norms, but (to the administrations credit) by American bombs in conjunction with Kurdish fighters on the ground. If the administration is too forthright about ISIS, it closes off escape hatches for the president, who is an anti-Iraq War purist. He opposed the surge under George W. Bush that defeated al-Qaida in Iraq, the precursor to ISIS. He had no interest in keeping U.S. troops in Iraq that might have helped preserve those gains. When the Syrian civil war began to rage, he refused to robustly support the relatively moderate opposition, thus ceding the ground to what became ISIS. Iraq is now doubly reminiscent of the Vietnam War. First, the collapse of American political will to maintain forces in Iraq, even after we had defeated the insurgency, recalled the end of Vietnam. Now, the administrations de facto policy of graduated escalation progressing from a strictly limited mission to protect the Yazidis and American personnel potentially threatened in Kurdistan to something more extensive, yet still amorphous recalls the beginning of the Vietnam War. The administration must fear where the logic of a war against ISIS leads. If it is prosecuted in earnest, it means a bombing campaign against the group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, and quite possibly American boots on the ground. In other words, the kind of escalation that would have brought howls of outrage from Democrats in the Bush years, and especially from thenSen. Obama. He must decide how badly he wants to win his Iraq War. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 CSCAPESPart 1: Cleared for landing (and not a second too soon)If Mark Twain were alive, I think hed amend his famous quote about weather to Everyone complains about air travel, but nobody does anything about it. Despite all the acts of Congress, new regulations from the FAA and the complaints received by the airlines, air travel just seems to be getting worse, with problems and frustrations permeating every aspect of the experience, beginning with making the reservation. When a friend recently booked online, he was automatically assigned the middle seat for all four legs of a round-trip flight. To change to a window cost $225 ($260 for an aisle) over and above the base fare of $402. And because he had booked on a third-party website, an additional $25 would be charged. He gently hung up the phone. Next comes pre-boarding a term made up by the airlines since everyone knows you cant board ahead of yourself, but Ill let that pass. Pre-boarding is not only reserved for certain passengers, it is available for purchase (or is it pre-purchase?). If this trend continues, no one, even the person last to board, will be able to get on without paying extra. Once on board, the real fun starts. Theres no ventilation until the doors are sealed shut. Then those endless, mindless announcements and commercials begin, with the volume set to screeching and the flight attendant chosen for her nasal, blaring voice. No one wants the perks program, the airlines credit card or a 30-day trial subscription to the in-flight magazine. Finally, the ventilation system comes on. Air, at last! The guy behind you keeps pushing his knees into your back. You remind yourself that its not his fault, because your knees are likewise pushed into the seat in front of you. If anyone reclines his seat back, every passenger on board must do the same lest someone gets squished. Death by seatback reclining. Now theres a safety message. Throughout the flight, strategically timed to coincide with your sleep patterns (if youre lucky enough to fall asleep sitting straight up), there are more announcements. The seat belt sign is now off. Or on. In just a moment, food service will begin (dont get me started). The attendant will collect the trash. You are reminded that the First Class lavatory is not for you. In and out of these are those earpiercing dings and dongs (I found out from a friend whos a flight attendant that they are actually little codes). Same with cross check and those other mysterious phrases. When I asked what they meant, she kind of giggled. Personally, I think they have something to do with underwear. What else could be so amusing and secretive? Regardless, these endless signals and announcements, more than the food, the cramped seating, the kicking and screaming children and even the flexible fares themselves, have ruined the air travel experience for me. I once had fallen into a glorious sleep two hours into a flight to Europe when the captain came on, very loudly, to announce that we were right on time to arrive at our destination still six hours away. I didnt sleep a wink the rest of the flight. Through all of this, you are in the loving arms of the flight attendants (who are actually the least to blame and the most courageous of all). Indeed, those tireless wait staff in the sky are themselves victims of this harrowing experience, expected to smile when a scream is would be most forgivable. My heartfelt thanks to each of you for merely scowling and not screaming. So what might Mark Twain have suggested? I dont know, but I do have some thoughts on what might be on the horizon for travel by air. Please tune in for Part 2, coming Sept. 18. When Cheryl Turner is not traveling, she is often showing homes on the job as a busy real estate agent. cherylTURNERCheryl@cherylturner.com AFK AFFORDABLE FLOORING & KITCHENS239-4-FLOORS (239-435-6677)afknaples.com 2700 Immokalee Road, #14 (in the Uptown Plaza near Sams Club)Affordable Luxury! To see more remodels by AFK visit Like us on to follow our work!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 him at work, Mr. Benfield says, Everybody kept giving me a hard time. I had to explain myself all the time. I got sick of it. So hes paying a dermatologist to laser his regrets off his skin. A father of two, living in Naples, getting married in November, Mr. Benfield tells his children, This tattoo was something stupid Daddy did a long time ago. Now Daddys older and wiser; its time to change. That jugular canvas of their daddys skin lost love, new job paints the whole picture of the latest move in tattoos removals. Tattoo removals have soared to a $76 million business, nearing a fivefold increase over the last decade, according to recent reports by MarketWatch.com and the research firm IBISWorld. Many cite the recession more job seekers means more tattoo removals, especially from necks and wrists. No jobs may persuade some to enlist in the military. Again, off with the visible ink. Popularity plays a part, more tattoos consequently means more removals. And theres always failed love, when your relationship doesnt unfold like you dreamed. Bye, bye till-death-do-us-part, ring-finger, wedding-band tats. Time to laser off, or cover up, the heart on your bicep. If you were to tally Mr. Benfields tattoos like player statistics, he would have five total tattoos, three fumbles, two resulting in his current removal, and the other hes predicting to remove later in the game. Youve got to really think about what you get put on you. Make sure its something youre going to love forever, he says. But even when you do, its there so long I dont know, it gets old. Shanna Miranti, a physician assistant at Riverchase Dermatology, whose offices spread from Sarasota to Marco Island, tells the truth about tattoo removals they take more time, cost more money and inflict more pain than tattoos. People who regret the artwork they received that one fateful day, they pay for it with time, money and discomfort, she says. One night of impulsive ink can take over a year to remove. Mrs. Miranti says removals take six to eight treatments on average, 10 to 12 weeks apart, allowing the skin to heal, during which time patient lives turn vampire-like staying out of the sun, applying good wound care, just as when the patient got the tattoo. Small tattoos cost $50 to $75 per treatment, large tattoos up to $500 per treatment, says Mrs. Miranti. Multiply that by six or eight sessions and removals run up to thousands. YouTube videos show removal by laser as an almost spa-like experience, with massage music playing in the background. The machine makes a lot of noise. Its a really bright light. Everyone has to wear protective eyewear. You can smell your skin burning. Its not some pleasant spa experience, Mrs. Miranti says. Deducing the science, the light beam from the laser shatters the ink, the lymphatic system absorbs it, the body expels it. Describing the procedure, Dr. Ernesto Hayn, who practices through Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, says he holds the laser apparatus, which looks like a fat Sharpie, he retraces the tattoo to erase the tattoo, steps on the pedal Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop! the skin blanches immediately, turning white as cigarette ash. Dr. Hayn says professional tattoos are harder to remove than jailhouse or amateur tattoos, because the ink is impregnated deeper in the skin. Removing tattoos for over a decade, he says removals used to be very seldom, mostly working with the sheriffs office to remove gang tattoos. Now hes seeing a lot of women in their early 30s, brides-to-be who dont want to show their past frivolities in their low-back gowns, or new mothers who dont want baby to grow up and see Mamas tattoo. Mrs. Miranti was one of those women. (Skin stats: one removal for one tattoo). She got a Celtic knot in college but removed her tattoo before marriage and children. She says shes still a Celtic girl at heart but does not need a tattoo to prove it. Mrs. Miranti and Dr. Hayn are seeing the never-ending relationship-ending removals, recession-instigated removals, military-motivated removals. (Dr. Hayn says hes also doing a lot of earlobe reconstructions because the military does not accept gauges). Occasionally teenagers wander in, they got a tattoo last week, their parents are livid and want it removed. More rare are the Baby Boomers. Florida may have a reputation as a senior state, but Dr. Hayn says Baby Boomers are not removing tattoos theyre past it. From Mrs. Mirantis vantage, Baby Boomers are the ones sporting brand-spanking-new tattoos, portraits of their grandchildren, their great-grandchildren. Theyre very proud, she says. Theyre not removing those tattoos. Mrs. Miranti has seen a number of grown up frat boys removing their fraternity letters. Dr. Hayn hinges on being one of those men. (Skin stats: one tattoo). He says he would remove the letters from his ankle, but theyre blue, and blue is stubborn ink. These two medical professionals can attest to a new phenomena brewing in the world of body art: People are removing tattoos, fading them out, to make their cover ups easier, taking one off to put another one on, a more meaningful piece showing the refined art of the day. Ive seen some work where youre just like, Wow. It looks like somebody painted art on their bodies, Dr. Hayn says. People are realizing, This tattoo was great 10 years ago, 12 years ago, but I can get one thats 50 times better now. Dr. Hayn says people with sleeves (whole-arm tattoos) arent removing their ink. Theyre committed. But its not the little b utterfly, either. Its a lion coming out of your neck, he says. Its someone who got a tattoo at a young age, now shes getting married, shes having a baby, now he needs a real job, he needs to feed his family, its an act of whimsy that turned to whoops. Christopher Simonds tattooed a portrait of Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean on his right forearm. It was one of the better portrait tattoos hes ever seen, but feels he was forced to choose between a good job or a good tattoo. I loved it when I got it and I loved it when they were taking it off, he says. Mr. Simonds owned a tattoo shop on Fort Myers Beach in his younger years. Getting a tattoo seemed like the thing to do. He wanted more. Then the recession hit. If it were up to me, I would have won the lottery instead of going out of business, Mr. Simonds says. I would still have my tattoo. In fact, I would have a lot more. He thought of joining the Air Force. That was his initial reason for removing his tattoo. But its removal opened other doors. The way he puts it, he chose another door. Scored a job in businessto-business sales. His removal took over a year. He paid $400 a session. Endured nine or 10 sessions. Spent around $4,000. He likens the pain to a rubber band slapping against your skin repeatedly, but says its nothing you cant sit through. (Skin stats: Hes not telling). Mr. Simonds never felt tattoo regret, but he felt removal relief. Im no longer nervous rolling up my sleeves, he says. People listen to what I have to say, instead of looking at my arm. Dr. Hayn says patients come in for consultations because, like all cosmetic procedures, their tattoos bother them and bother them and bother them. They dont believe the laser will vanish all the ink away. Their tattoos disappear. Surprised, they say, You didnt lie to me. Thank you so much. Dr. Hayn and Mrs. Miranti assert that in order to perform laser tattoo removals in Florida, one has to be a doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, unlike other states, where someone can take a two-week course, become a certified technician and open a studio. The Florida Department of Health does not regulate laser tattoo removal. When asked if there are any official regulations in the state, FDOH Press Secretary Sheri Hutchinson did not respond. Dr. Hayn says plastic surgeons and dermatologists are trained with lasers, but all doctors in the state have the right, so those in other fields are encroaching on tattoo turf because removals have become a monster money game. Ruminating on the methods of laser removals, Tim Gersley says, It doesnt sound very healthy to me. He prefers the alternative: the cover-up. Mr. Gersley lives in downtown Lake Worth. He had a Gemini sign tattooed on his upper right arm. It was small and silly, so he opted to cover it up with something tribal. It kind of looks evil, it has a devil look to it like theres an evil devil in the middle, he says. Ive even thought about getting another tattoo on top of it to cover it up. Mr. Gersley has tattoos he loves the INKFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSBefore and after of Christopher Simonds tattoo removal from Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery.COURTESY PHOTOMichael Albanese sees his tattoos as a permanent reminder of his troubled past. HAYN MIRANTI
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 NEWS A9 yin yang lizards on his hip, the turtle on his ankle would be his favorite. Once you get one, you start thinking about the next one, he says. (Skin stats: one coverup for a total of five tattoos). As far as his devilish tribal band, he says, Its not something I fret over. It just never ended up being what I wanted. Jeron Kenens, the inkslinging manager of Fallen Angel Tattoo Studio in Estero, would love to believe all patrons who sit in his chair will love their tattoos forever. He knows thats impossible. Hes not against tattoo removals. Hes glad there are options for the impulse driven. When he hears the sales pitch of plastic surgeons, dermatologists and laser studios Dont live with regret, Tattoos are no longer forever, It will be like it was never there, Move on with your life, Turn the page the sentiment that stings him most would be the loss of forever, which he sees as feeding the beast tattoos as temporary fashion accessories or fad-motivated ink. Forever is a concept that this modern society either ignores, looks down upon or simply cannot grasp, Mr. Kenens writes in an email. I observe people ignoring the concept of tattoos as forever by not considering the weight of their decisions I see people looking down on the idea of forever as outmoded in modern society. I liken this to views toward marriage. Marriage, which prior to the past couple generations was considered forever, if there were problems, they would weather the struggle versus having a divorce lawyer on speed dial. This is the same as tattoos. Why try to endure the decision you made when its no longer permanent? With no grasp of forever, Mr. Kenens sees kids getting tattooed younger and younger. As fast-paced as their world is, waiting two whole weeks for a tattoo appointment is forever, he says. Tattoos seeping past his shirt sleeves and peeking out from his shirt collar, Mr. Kenens admits some of his tattoos no longer feel so true to him, but they lend a sense of time travel, carrying him back to the music he was listening to and the books he was reading when he chose to ink his skin. (Skin stats: Off the charts). Im overjoyed that tattoos have become so accepted in our culture However, I do not feel like everyone should have one, he says. Soul searching should be done prior to, researching should be done as well, then after all that effort and contemplation, make the decision. This formula would result in a lowering of tattoo removal. North Palm Beach resident Michael Albanese says no thought went into his tattoos. He says when he was younger, the guy who used to service his saltwater aquarium told him about an undercover cop who got the words Dont shoot tattooed on his arms, so if he ever was held up by police, they would know he was undercover. I didnt even think about it, Mr. Albanese says. I went out and got the same tattoo the next day. Mr. Albanese says the words arent so legible. People ask me, What do they say? I tell them, Dont shoot. They go, Oh, in a tone like, What do I say? Hes got Dont shoot on his arms. Mr. Albanese says hes not planning on getting any more tattoos, hes not thinking about cover-ups, hes not thinking about removals. My tattoos are a permanent reminder of my troubled past, he says. They remind me to stay on the right track. (Skin stats: Tricky. If you count one for each arm, he has a total of seven tattoos). Mr. Albanese sees his tattoos as life lessons. He embraces them, saying, Zero regret. Dr. Dan Goldman of Peace River Psychology, offices located in Sarasota, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, says regret should not be a shackle, but a lesson in forgiveness. Regret is actually an important emotion. It discourages people from making the same mistake twice and has clear evolutionary advantages, Dr. Goldman writes in an email. Musing on the subject, he lays out a curious scenario: If you have the ability to choose between 10 cars, you are more likely to regret your choice than someone who only had one option. The more choices you have, the more likely you are to experience regret. If given the option of having someone else choose for you, you would, most likely, still choose for yourself, even though doing so increases your risk of regret. The moral of the story is that if regret were really so bad, we would voluntarily give up our ability to choose whenever possible, and since we never do that, regret must not be the worst thing, he writes. Everyone has regrets. Some people hold on. Some people let go. Dr. Goldman says most regrets involve work, education, romance or family. If your biggest regret is a tattoo, the doctor says youre doing OK. It would be great if we could all live without regret, but in reality, what we need is to learn how to live with it, he writes. The solution to regret isnt to punish yourself, it is to forgive yourself. No shame in tattoos. No shame in removals. COURTESY PHOTOSTyler Benfield tattooed his girlfriends name on his neck, broke up with his girlfriend, covered up his tattoo with the Chevy sign, then got a job at Mercedes-Benz. titIfithti hldSlltDGld On the coverWe went to Fort Myers resident artist Andy Howl for an original tattoo for our cover. He was happy to oblige and we captured him at HOWL Gallery/ Tattoo inking it onto the forearm of his wife and business partner Alainna. We believe it is temporary. The gallery is at 4160 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. For more information, head to howlgallery.com. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 Steak-umm thinly sliced steaks as a main ingredient. Recipes were critiqued based on their overall appeal, creativity and how compelling entrants were in expressing in written or video form why their firehouse should receive the grand prize of $20,000. The winner and a guest will also receive a trip to Chicago for a Sept. 22 appearance on the Steve Harvey Show. The remaining finalists will receive $2,000 each. Theres also a Fan Favorite prize of $5,000 for the recipe that receives the most votes from the public on the Steak-Umm Meats Facebook page. Voting will take place Sept. 10-30. Steak-umm will also donate 10 cents for every fan vote cast, up to $5,000, to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The organization assists survivors in rebuilding their lives and works with the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.A fierce competitionThe finalists traveled to Philadelphia the week of Aug. 18 for the Steak-umm Firehouse Challenge cook-off, which was filmed at a community colleges culinary arts institute. There, Lt. Weinbaum and his competitors one volunteer firefighter from Pennsylv ania and the other from the Boca Raton Fire Department prepared their dishes, live, for the judges to sample and rank based on execution, taste, creativity and presentation. It was 10-hour shoot because they were filming it just like a TV show, says Lt. Weinbaum, who named his recipe Stuffed Steak-Umm Roulade Contadina. It was cooking, it was interviews, it was pictures. It was pretty insane. Judging duties are being handled by: Joe Bonanno Jr., a New York City firefighter known as Americas Greatest Firehouse Chef and the author of two cookbooks Kevin Sbraga, the winner of Bravos seventh season of Top Chef Pam Green, executive chef at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel and the first and only woman to hold that post in the city When the director said cut, the judges picked up their forks and they kept eating mine so hopefully thats a good sign, Lt. Weinbaum says. If he is named the grand prizewinner when results are announced Oct. 3, Lt. Weinbaum will use the funds to purchase three climate-controlled gear storage units for his firehouse, one for each shift. Research shows that the diesel fumes and other chemicals firefighters gear is exposed to when on calls or in the firehouse raises the incidence of certain cancers, such as the testicular variety, for the first responders, he says. Our job is dangerous, but if we can mitigate some of the danger by having the proper equipment, how do you spare any expense at that point? the 10-year East Naples Fire District veteran adds. Lt. Weinbaum and his firehouse colleagues are excitedly awaiting the results of what for him is a highlight of a culinary journey that began in the kitchen of his childhood home. My mother was a very good cook, he says. She taught me how to cook when I was a teenager because she didnt want me to depend on anyone. Over the years, Lt. Weinbaum has held several restaurant jobs. I was front of the house always a manager, waiter or bartender but I always paid attention to what was going on in the kitchen. CONTESTFrom page 1 Lt. Craig Weinbaum of the East Naples Fire District is a nalist in TheSteak-um Firehouse Challenge To view videos and recipes, visit rehousechallenge2014.com/about/ Fan Favorite contest voting begins Sept. 10 at facebook.com/SteakUmmMeats First Baptist Academy invites parents and high-school students to its second annual College Admissions Panel Night from 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the chapel at the academy, 3000 Orange Blossom Drive. Representatives from the following secular and Christian schools will be on hand: Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers; Florida International University in Miami; Florida Southern College in Lakeland; Hodges University in Naples and Fort Myers; Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.; Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla.; and the University of Florida in Gainesville. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 All war is weird, but this ISIS war ...As summed up by a Vox.com writer: The absurdity runs deep. America uses American military equipment to bomb American military equipment that ISIS captured (from inept Iraqi soldiers, inept in part since America disbanded Iraqs professional military in 2003). Americas Kurdish allies, fighting ISIS, use inferior Russian weapons they captured in the 1980s. ISIS has a so-far-safer haven in Syria because America declined to arm moderate Syrian rebels, largely out of fear that radicals like the future ISIS would capture weapons America provided. So now (America is) bombing the guns that (it) didnt mean to give ISIS because (America) didnt give guns to their enemies because then ISIS might get guns.Compelling explanations Thomas Clark, 28, of Crawley, England, beat one of societys most foreboding charges in July when he was acquitted of voyeurism even after admitting that he had hidden that video camera in a workplace rest room, and even despite evidence that he formerly worked in the pornography industry. Mr. Clark persuaded a Horsham Magistrates Court judge that he suffered an extreme phobia of diarrhea and vomit and that, by hiding the camera, he was thinking only of ascertaining that the rest room was clean before he entered. Kayla McKenzie, 22, was charged with DUI in Bismarck, N.D., a condition that led her to crash into five separate vehicles or structures on Aug. 12 while, according to police, three unsecured children were in her car, including a year-old infant riding in her lap. Nonetheless, said the 0.252 bloodalcohol driver, I look like a bad mother, but Im not. Im actually a really good mom. Rayvon Campos, 22, pleaded guilty in San Antonio in August to first-degree felony assault of his 1-month-old daughter that resulted in brain hemorrhaging. Nonetheless, he reassured the judge, This is the first time Ive ever been in trouble. ... Im a real good dude.Suspicions confirmed A fire hydrant at 393 University Ave. has brought in more parking ticket revenue (since 2008) than any other hydrant in Toronto $289,620 on 2,962 violations, according to an August Toronto Star report. While hydrants are usually located at curbside to facilitate fire-engine access, the one at 393 University Ave. was placed about 20 feet from the curb, in the middle of a sidewalk, and obscured by a tree in a planter about 8 feet long. (Nonetheless, the laws wording treats the hydrant, for illegal-parking and revenue-earning purposes, as if it were curbside.) A woman hiking in Down Valley Park near Placerville, Colo., told Denvers KUSATV in August of her narrow escape from a mountain lion that had stalked her for a half-hour (crouching menacingly each time she attempted to retreat). At the closest point, recalled Kyra Kopestonsky, it was about 8 feet away. At that point, she told the reporter, I dont know why, but I just started singing opera really loud. The mountain lion sort of put its ears down and ... backed away. (Only then was she able to call a friend, who alerted rescuers.)Police report In July, a jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., awarded Kevin Jarman, 50, $510,000 from the city for the broken ankle he suffered during his arrest for shoplifting in May 2011 (a charge to which he eventually pleaded guilty). Among his other New York City income: a $20,000 settlement for false arrest on a drug charge in 2013 and another, for $15,000, in 2005. Gloria Baca-Lucero, 48, was arrested in Albuquerque in July after allegedly holding a Comcast cable installers tool bag at gunpoint in her home. She said she believed that her service call was free, but the installer told her otherwise, and she apparently decided to detain the tool bag. German truck driver Michael Harry K., 58, went to trial in August in Wuerzburg, Bavaria, charged with firing his gun in the direction of drivers more than 700 times in five years out of displeasure with their poor road habits. He never actually hit anyone (but police said he caused at least one serious injury by frightening a driver into a collision). Nathan McCoy, 21, sought by police near Boise, Ida., in July on a probation violation, took off running, forcing officers to chase him onto the Eagle Hills Golf Course. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 The Naples Orchid Society holds its next meeting Thursday, Sept. 4, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Member Bill Overton will lead a workshop in orchid mounting at 6 p.m., followed by guest speaker Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids in Southern California. An expert in the Brazilian cattleya and miniature cattleya breeding, Mr. Koch will discuss Cattleyas 365/24/7. Plants from his nursery will be available for purchase. A plant raffle will be held, and members are encouraged to bring in plants for judging. Refreshments are provided. Attendance is free. For more information, visit naplesorchidsociety.org. Members of the Naples IOWA Club invite Hawkeyes fans to join them at Weekend Willies to watch the football game against Ball State. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. The Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae chapter for Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs meets for lunch at noon Monday, Sept. 8, at Bayside in The Village on Venetian Bay. For reservations, call Betsy Penzo at 404-3075 or email email@example.com. For more information about the chapter, visit naplesmarcoislandbonitasprings.kappaalphatheta.org. Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at Interstate-75. The next meetings are Sept. 8 and 22. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. Gamma Phi Beta alumnae are invited to join the Summer Lunch Bunch on the second Monday of the month. The next meeting is Sept. 8. For location and reservations, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Genealogical Society of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. A brief business meeting will be followed by the annual Summer Hits and Misses program, in which members share their genealogical findings over the summer. There will also be an offering of research tips and advice. Refreshments will be served after the program. Admission is free, and reservations are not required. For more information about the club and its activities, visit thegscc.org. CLUB NOTES 1892 Trade Center Way Naples, Florida 34109 countertopsnaples.com239.431.8394We are loaded with granite and need to reduce our remnants. You pay only for the fabrication. Pick any level 1 from hundreds of in-stock choices, and the material is FREE! David C. Brown, M.D. and Associates12 Convenient Southwest Florida Locations239.939.3456 www.ecof.com $49 Complete eyeglass packages including frames from a special selection, polycarbonate lenses, 1 year warranty against scratches and breakage. kag g es es inc inc l lud lud ing ing fr f fr ame ame s s k COMPLETE EYEGLASS PACKAGES 25% From such names as Nike, Coverse, Lucky, Guess and more. C L k ik OFF DESIGNER FRAMES*This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Not valid with insurance or managed care plans. Complete pair includes frames and lenses. Expires 9/30/2014. Periodontal FACTPeriodontal disease may be a contributing factor to: gum periodontal disease periodontal diseaseDr. Bradley Piotrowski, DDS, MSDBOARD CERTIFIED PERIODONTISTHelping You Keep Your Smile For A Lifetime Please Visit NaplesDentistPractice.com FREE SCREENINGHurry offer expires 9/30/14. Dental Implants Starting at $1,295
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 NEWS A19 The International Mens Club of America welcomes David Sack, the former president of Interloop North America and a senior executive with Interloop Pakistan, as guest speaker at its monthly luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Vineyards Country Club. Mr. Sack will discuss Pakistan-USA: Alliance-Defiance. A poor Muslim nation of almost 200 million people, Pakistan occupies a strategic location along the borders of India, China, Iran and Afghanistan and as such could hold the key to the future of South Asia and even to the world. For information about membership in the IMCA, which was founded in Naples in 1993, visit imcofa.com or email email@example.com. The Collier County Stamp Club invites members and guests to a special trading meeting from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the North Collier County Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. For more information, call 348-9845. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins, 3585 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. The next meeting is Sept. 11. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brainrelated disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. Guests and new members are always welcome at meetings. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. The Naples Digital Photography Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Edison State College-Collier Campus, Building J-Conference Center. The next meeting is Sept. 11. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit dpi-sig.org. The Naples Buckeyes, the Ohio State University alumni club, invites fellow alumni to happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. at rotating locations on the third Thursday of every month. The Sept. 18 gathering will be at Gatsbys Pizza, and the Oct. 16 location is Bellasera Hotel. RSVP by calling Sue Goldsberry at 405-7068 or emailing suegold181@ aol.com. For more information about the club, visit naplesbuckeyes.com. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Sept. 18. Call 963-4670 for location. The Naples chapter of Ikebana International welcomes members and guests to its first meeting of the new season at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Guest speaker Kathy LaDuke, an instructor from the St. Petersburg chapter, will lead a workshop in the ichiyo technique of ikebana that emphasizes arrangements using Japanese papers that complement the dcor of the environment where they will be displayed. Participants should bring materials to create a small arrangement as well as scissors and wire clippers. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Carol Brocklesby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment of $5 will be collected at the door. For more information, visit ikebananaples.com. The Naples Civitan Club meets at noon on the first Wednesday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is Oct. 1. The service club focuses on assisting people with developmental disabilities. The club sponsors the Challenger Little League baseball team and welcomes new participants in that youth program. The Civitan International Research Center in Birmingham, Ala., works toward finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome. For more information about the local club, call 7742623 or email email@example.com The Marco Island Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Vandys on East Elkcam Circle. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome. For more information, call Joe Bartucci at 970-2039. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. CLUB NOTES Once upon a time, we all believed in heroes because whenever danger or evil mightve threatened us, heroes someone saved the day. Fortunately, along come new heroes for every child in Southwest Florida. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 The NCH Auxiliaries annual golf tournament to benefit stroke programs at NCH takes place Saturday, Sept. 27, at Countryside Golf and Country Club. Registration for $125 includes continental breakfast and an awards luncheon. Non-golfers can attend the awards lunch for $25. Sponsorships are available from $100 to $1,000. Registration forms are available in the volunteer offices at the North Naples and downtown campuses of NCH. Online registration is available at nchmd.org/ golfclassic. For more information, call 624-3410 or 552-7703. The annual golf tournament to benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled takes place Saturday, Oct. 4, at Vasari Country Club in Bonita Springs. Registration for the four-person scramble is $90 per person and includes lunch. For more information, call 5949007. The second annual Golf Tournament for the Arts to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, at Island Country Club. Lunch before the game is included in the $125 registration fee. Mercedes-Benz of Naples is the tournament sponsor; co-chairs are Keith Dameron and Aris Petropoulos. For more information, call 394-4221. Fitness on Fire marks the one-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed the main building at the Greater Naples YMCA. Participants can choose from a 2-mile walk or 5and 10-K runs. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the walk/ run starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Healthy Living Campus, 5450 YMCA Road. Strollers and leashed pets are welcome. All donations will benefit the Ys rebuild efforts. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call 597-3148 or visit greaternaplesymca.org. The seventh annual Christmas Island Style golf tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club on Marco Island. Registration for $120 per golfer includes breakfast before the 8:30 a.m. shotgun start and lunch and an awards ceremony after the tournament. All proceeds will benefit programs of Christmas Island Style Marco Island. To sign up or for more information, call Dick Shanahan, 860-4354; Debra Shanahan, 248-7419; or Steve Stefanides, 250-8348. The ninth annual Walk for the Way to benefit United Way of Collier County steps out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at North Collier Regional Park. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Suggested donation is $10 per family or team. The 2.5-mile, family-friendly walk benefits the United Way and its 31 partner agencies. For more information, visit unitedwayofcolliercounty.org. The United Way Run for the Way 5K will precede the Walk for the Way with a start time of 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit Gulf Coast Runners at gcrunner.org. YP Naples hosts its eighth annual dodge ball tournament Saturday morning, Sept. 27, at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Pelican Larrys will host the post-tourney party. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $150 to $5,000. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. For details about sponsorships, email tournament coordinator Ryan Williams at email@example.com. 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. Sponsors and volunteers are being recruited for the 18th annual Naples Kids Fishing Clinic, a photo catch-and-release event that takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Naples City Pier. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. 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The second annual Kiwanis Stride Away Through Hideaway family 5K takes place Saturday morning, Oct. 4, at the Hideaway on Marco Island. All proceeds will benefit Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Dianna Dohm at 259-1405. The Red Sox Foundation holds its third annual Swings For The Sox golf tournament Friday, Oct. 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Proceeds will support the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida and The Immokalee Foundation. The tournament Tee-Off Party takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in south Fort Myers. The evening will include dinner on the Green Monster and the chance for guests to take batting practice swings from home plate to win Spring Training season tickets for 2015. Registration is $250 per person, with foursome packages beginning at $800. Non-player admission to the Tee-Off Party is $50 ($25 for ages 12 and younger). Sponsorships remain available for $150 to $10,000. Raffle items are also being accepted. For more information, call 226-4783 or email email@example.com. Registration is open for BB&TOswald Trippe and Companys second annual Surf & Turf Experience taking place Friday though Sunday, Oct. 17-19 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island. Proceeds will help support the mission of Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Inc. to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans. Teams of three sportsmen will compete in fishing and golf. Participation is limited to 60 individuals. The $1,500 entry fee provides each participant with two-night accommodations at South Seas Island Resort; a Friday evening cocktail party, dinner and casino night; Saturday breakfast, fishing, lunch, golf, cocktail reception, dinner, auction and awards; and Sunday breakfast. Saturday awards dinner tickets are $150. For more information, call Stacey Mercado at 433-7189 or visit dvic.us. Registration is open for the 10th annual Gulfshore Playhouse charity golf tournament taking place Monday, Oct. 20, at TwinEagles. The event begins with lunch on the green and ends with a buffet dinner and awards ceremony. Cost is $300 per golfer. Each registrant also receives two tickets to a performance of Katori Halls The Mountaintop the evening of Sunday, Oct. 19, at The Norris Center. To sign up or for information about sponsorship opportunities, call Gulfshore Playhouse at 2617529. The Naples North Rotary Club sponsors the Sunset & Suds 5K fun run starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. The course begins at the corner of Vanderbilt Beach Road and Gulf Shores Drive and ends near the Turtle Club, ending up on the beach with paella, island music and cold beer. Proceeds will provide essentials for the women and children at the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. For more information visit facebook. com/sunsetandsuds5k. Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion benefits from the Frank Rostron Golf Invitational set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, visit miraclelimbs.org. The 11th annual FORE the Kids golf tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County tees off Saturday morning, Nov. 1, at Fiddlers Creek Golf & Country Club. Pulte Homes is the title sponsor. Registration is $1,000. A variety of sponsorships opportunities are available. For more information, call Kim Komorny at 325-1765 or email rsvp@ bgccc.com. The Naples Pathways Coalition hosts the 10th annual Iron Joe Turkey Ride the morning of Sunday, Nov. 30, and the ninth annual Naples Bike Brunch on Sunday morning, Jan. 25, at Lowdermilk Park. Call 777-7718 or visit naplespathways.org or cyclingacrossamerica.com for more information as the dates draw near. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 The journey from repair shop to prevention and wellness The workplace should be a two-way street, one in which both parties, the employee and the organization, learn from each other. That has been precisely the case in our association with John McGirl, who joined NCH as chief human resource officer two years ago and who leaves us this month to return to his first love, the cruise industry. He certainly leaves our system better off than it was when he arrived.One of his initial observations when he joined our team was that the healthcare industry seemed very confused about its future. At first he wondered if perhaps NCH, too, were in a muddle. But he acknowledged over time that NCH was more functional, under better control and had a viable strategy to navigate the uncertainties of our industry to benefit our institution and community. This has indeed proven to be the case given our remarkable performance this year to date.Assimilating into a new industry with a foreign jargon is difficult. The turning point for Mr. McGirl came during a Joint Commission survey. When he commented to the senior RN surveyor that he was a new student, that surveyor immediately switched to teacher mode so that he could profit from the lesson. In the months that followed, as NCH moved away from the repair-shop business to prevention and wellness for the entire community, Mr. McGirl and his human resource team were invaluable in migrating the entire NCH team and their families to better health through prevention. They created a plan using behavioral economics to reduce our smoking rate to less than 12 percent and to encourage healthy lifestyles all around. Mr. McGirl plans to take this message and method back to the huge international workforce he will be leading. About his brief time in the healthcare industry, he offered these thoughts about NCH: The caregivers who smiled through the day, stayed focused on ways to improve the experience and cared for colleagues and patients alike lived in their version of reality. The professional skills of empathy and positive affectivity and the acting that this necessitated were not separate from their person; the act is their reality. Those who identify so strongly with the work and exist so completely in its demands appear to be fueled by the emotional challenges of the work and energized by its production. In other words, how each of us chooses to approach our work will dictate how much we enjoy that work and flourish in it. The choice, as he noted, is ours. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. HEALTHY LIVINGStudy finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 yearsAdults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries. The study, led by researchers from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, found that people with class III (or extreme) obesity had a dramatic reduction in life expectancy compared with people of normal weight. While once a relatively uncommon condition, the prevalence of class III, or extreme, obesity is on the rise. In the United States, for example, six percent of adults are now classified as extremely obese, which, for a person of average height, is more than 100 pounds over the recommended range for normal weight, said Cari Kitahara, Ph.D., division of cancer epidemiology and genetics, NCI, and lead author of the study. Prior to our study, little had been known about the risk of premature death associated with extreme obesity. In the study, researchers classified participants according to their body mass index, which is a measure of total body fat and is calculated by dividing a persons weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared. BMI classifications (kilogram/meter-squared) are: Normal weight: 18.5-24.9 Overweight: 25.029.9 Class I obesity: 30.0-34.9 Class II obesity: 35.0-39.9 Class III obesity: 40.0 or higherThe 20 studies that were analyzed included adults from the United States, Sweden and Australia. These groups form a major part of the NCI Cohort Consortium, which is a large-scale partnership that identifies risk factors for cancer death. After excluding individuals who had ever smoked or had a history of certain diseases, the researchers evaluated the risk of premature death overall and the risk of premature death from specific causes in more than 9,500 individuals who were class III obese and 304,000 others who were classified as normal weight.The researchers found that the risk of dying overall and from most major health causes rose continuously with increasing BMI within the class III obesity group. Statistical analyses of the pooled data indicated that the excess numbers of deaths in the class III obesity group were mostly due to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Years of life lost ranged from 6.5 years for participants with a BMI of 40-44.9 to 13.7 years for a BMI of 55-59.9. To provide context, the researchers found that the number of years of life lost for class III obesity was equal or higher than that of current (versus never) cigarette smokers among normal-weight participants in the same study. Given our findings, it appears that class III obesity is increasing and may soon emerge as a major cause of early death in this and other countries worldwide, said Patricia Hartge, Sc.D., division of cancer epidemiology and genetics, and senior author of the study. The National Cancer Institute leads the National Cancer Program and the NIH effort to dramatically reduce the burden of cancer and improve the lives of cancer patients and their families, through research into prevention and cancer biology, the development of new interventions, and the training and mentoring of new researchers. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 NEWS A25 Conference focuses on a future for adults with autismCreating a Future for Adults with Autism hosts its third annual conference, Planning for the Long-term Future of Persons with Varying Abilities and Their Families, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The day is designed for family members, educators, social workers, community activists, concerned citizens and business and political leaders. Keynote speaker Patricia Wright, Ph.D., the former national director of Easter Seals, will discuss new ideas in inclusive education. Ms. Wright is vice president of professional services for Rethink, an organization that provides parents and teachers with web-based access to curriculum and teaching tools for the growing population affected by autism spectrum disorders. Other speakers include a representative from Osprey Village, a co-housing community in Naples, who will discuss plans for a local grassroots community for persons with disabilities and their families, with an emphasis on families. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Lunch is included, and activity rooms will be open for ages 15 years and older. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is at 625 111th Ave. N. in Naples. For more information, call Debby Lasek at 450-6060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. September is National Suicide Prevention Month BY PETRA JONES-RYANSpecial to Florida WeeklyRobin Williams heart-breaking and premature death after his long battle with bipolar disorder served a sad reminder that mental illnesses are all too often serious and life-threatening chronic diseases and brought the seriousness of suicide to the forefront. Mental illnesses especially serious ones present daily challenges that can sometimes be overwhelming. No one is immune to them. No matter how many resources people might have or how successful they might appear to be, ultimately they might not be able to overcome the challenges they face; 30 percent to 70 percent of suicide victims suffer from major depression or bipolar disorder. Warning signs of someone considering suicide include: Verbal suicide threats such as, Youd be better off without me, or Maybe I wont be around. Expressions of hopelessness and helplessness. Previous suicide attempts. Daring or risk-taking behavior. Personality changes. Depression. Giving away prized possessions. Lack of interest in future plans. Any one of these symptoms does not necessarily mean the person is suicidal, but several of these symptoms can signal a need for help. It is important to remember that eight out of 10 people who commit suicide or attempt suicide have talked about it before or called for help. What should someone do if a friend or loved one has shown some of these symptoms? She should trust her intuition that the person might be in trouble; ask the person if he/she has a plan; seek professional help; and, if necessary, call 911. Help is available, and people who feel suicidal can go on to live productive lives. Despite his condition, Mr. Williams lived and worked productively for many years. He made us laugh and sometimes made us cry. But he also fought publicly every year for his health. He recurrently and consistently sought out care and support from family, friends and health professionals. And for many years, he won more scuffles with his disease than he lost. Mr. Williams life should inspire us to speak out against the stigma and discrimination so many with serious mental illnesses face, and instead see these people for their strengths. It should inspire us to identify our needs and seek help at the earliest stages of any disease process. It should inspire us to fight for our overall health and well being every day of our lives, even in the face of great challenges. And it should inspire us to believe that no matter how difficult those challenges are, we can still work toward recovery. The truth is people too often lose their battles against mental illnesses. Mr. Williams death is a sad recap of this. Let it serve to open our minds (and wallets) to work toward earlier detection and treatment for all mental illnesses, to coordinated health and behavioral health services, and to programs and strategies that lead to recovery. Since 1957, the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida has provided advocacy, public and professional community education, information/ referral services and community-based senior, veteran, adult and childrens mental health support and prevention programs. The MHASWFL identifies unmet needs and develops culturally sensitive services and programs to improve the lives of those in our community who are facing the many challenges of todays world. The message of the MHASWFL is simple: Good mental health is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of every person and of the nation as a whole. The MHASWFL wants all people to understand how to protect and improve their mental health and to know when to seek help for themselves or someone close to them. Petra Jones-Ryan is the executive director of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickIm always on the lookout for great new products that can make life with pets easier and better. When I find them, I want to share them with you, and I ran across some doozies in July at SuperZoo, a pet retailer trade show in Las Vegas. I asked some of my colleagues about their favorites as well. Some are brand new and some are tried and true. Heres a sampling of what we like best. Poochie Pee Cup. If you own a tiny dog or one who stands low to the ground, youve probably been frustrated over and over anytime youve been required to get a urine sample to take to the veterinarian. I feel your pain. Its not an easy task. Dogs dont like being followed around by an owner whos crouching down with a container and trying to stick it beneath them while theyre in the middle of a good pee. Enter the Poochie Pee Cup (makes me smile every time I say the name). It has a long telescopic handle that allows you to collect a sample from up to 5 feet away. Just set it to the appropriate length, attach the disposable plastic cup, and slide it beneath your dog as he starts to urinate. There you have it: a clean urine sample with no muss, no fuss. $29.95 for the device, plus $15.95 for a pack of 250 disposable cups from email@example.com. Tuggo Dog Toy. My friend Dr. Andy Roark says this is one of his favorite new products. It sounds simple a hard, hollow plastic ball with a rope through the middle but its a super plaything for big, strong dogs who are difficult to wear out. The rope allows the dog to pull from either side, providing a tug-of-war effect. Adjust the weight of the ball by filling it with water. Fully loaded, it weighs 20 pounds. The 10-inch ball is available in red or blue. $29.99 from TuggoDogToy.com. Safety Turtle Pet Kit. Its devastating to lose a pet to drowning. Dr. Patty Khulys French bulldog, Marcel, drowned a dozen years ago, and she vowed that it would never happen again. To protect her pets, she has them wear this cute and effective water safety device. The Safety Turtle attaches to a pets collar. If the pet goes in the water, an alarm sounds to alert you. Im adamant about the effectiveness of products like these for both kids and pets, Dr. Khuly says. The kit includes a Safety Turtle base, an AC adapter, a Velcro strap and a Safety Turtle to attach to your pets collar. $149 from safetyturtle.com. iFetch Automatic Ball Launcher. Has your arm just about fallen off from endlessly throwing balls for your dog? I know Ive been there. My friend Dr. Nancy Kay turned me on to the iFetch, and we both think its a great concept. Load the batteryoperated device with miniature-size tennis balls (or better yet, teach your dog to load it) and watch his excitement as it shoots them 10, 20 or 30 feet away. Right now its best suited to little dogs because of the small size of the balls, but a version for big dogs is in the works. $99.95 from goifetch.com. Want to see whats down at your dogs eye view? A new harness from Kurgo lets you attach a GoPro, Sony Action Cam or similar device to your dogs chest so he can produce his own videos. It comes in four sizes, but fit varies from dog to dog, so you may need to make adjustments. $35 from kurgostore.com. Would you know if your dog fell or jumped into the pool? One of these items can alert you. PET TALESPet stopFavorite products can improve your life with your dog Pets of the Week>>Camo Commando is a neutered 3-month-old dachshund/terrier mix with a beautiful brindle coat. >>Tattoo LuLu is a spayed 4-monthold Labrador retriever/hound mix. She can be a bit shy at rst but did great at a recent camp for kids. >>Claud is a neutered 6-year-old cairn terrier mix who weighs 12 pounds and is a very happy little guy. >>Hey Miki Youre So Fine is a neutered Siamese blue lynx point who has a stellar personality and one beautiful blue eye.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, email Admin@BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com. 8 Facts About Your Foot & Ankle DR. FAHIM DPM, AACFAS DR. LAM** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. TIMM* FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS** NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! (239) 430-3668NaplesPodiatrist.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Dr. Jensen Dr. Carr90 Cypress Way E, Suite 20, Naples, FL 34110239-596-5771 E x p e e r i e e n c e e th e D i e r e e n c e
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 NEWS A27 THE DIVA DIARIESBack to school looks a lot better these daysAs school has gotten started, scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed for the past couple of weeks has been a pleasure seeing kid after kid striking first-day-of-school poses at the crack of dawn by their front doors as their proud (and probably sobbing) moms my friends snap their pictures and upload them to Facebook and/or Instagram with a caption something like, Summers over! Where does the time go? Well, first of all, summer is NOT even remotely over. Summer is alive and hot and awful and will be with us well into November. Well have a little autumn in December and January; a couple days of winter when itll dip into the 50s sometime in February and then, itll be summer again. And while the back-to-school pictures are darling, theyve brought back a flood of memories, reminding me how completely cute kids fashion and accessories are these days, and how those of us who grew up in the 0s and late s were dealt a raw hand straight out of the JCPenney catalogue. One of my friends posted a photo of her daughter, off to the first day of second grade with a festive and stylish pink poof of a fascinator in her hair. When I was in second grade, my grandma had trimmed my bangs all cattywampus and my only hair accessories were two rubber bands to hold two ponytails unevenly on each side of my head rubber bands that always seemed to pull painfully at an errant hair or two throughout the day. Another friend posted a picture of her first-grade daughter in a pretty dress with a familiar Kelly green and lavender print that screamed Lilly Pulitzer. Suddenly, I remembered my first day of fourth grade and the wool knickers (no, it was not turn-of-the-century England nor was I playing a newspaper boy in the school musical), matching wool vest, turtleneck sweater and boots my mom made me wear because she insisted this gold and brown ensemble was all the rage. Meanwhile, it was September in Ohio, an Indian summer with temperatures in the 80s and unseasonable humidity. I was hot, itchy and in danger of choking to death due to the turtleneck. Plus, I had to carry around a metal lunch box that got rustier and rustier as the school year marched on. But, the accessories these kids have today brightly colored and MONOGRAMMED lunch boxes, back packs and water bottles. Yes water bottles they all have them. Back in my day (insert crotchety old lady voice here), water bottles hadnt even been invented yet. And even if they had, we wouldnt have been allowed to bring them to school. No, if we were thirsty, we suffered until there was a water break, and then we had to stand in line and wait our turn to get a few sips of tap water out of a germ-infested fountain, and if we dared take more than a sip, the kids behind you in line would start pushing, nearly causing a riot but thats because we were DEHYDRATED. Nowadays, its all super cute water bottles with rubber handles. I didnt get to see a whole lot of high school first day photos of my friends kids on social media because Im sure they gently explained to their sobbing mothers that it would be incredibly lame, but there were a few first-day-of-high school shots, usually with the poor kids rolling their eyes or forcing an over it smile. Fashion wise, the teens of 2014 have got it made. I saw kicky little mini-skirts in bright Crayola colors, light denim jackets (maybe its cold in the morning? No Im thinking its a fashion choice), pretty little flats in pastel colors and canvas messenger bags for books. I am SO jelly sorry jealous right now. When I started ninth grade there was basically a uniform that all girls were expected to wear. It included Calvin Klein jeans (no knock-offs they HAD to Calvins and my mom wasnt about to spend that kind of money on a pair of jeans); a thin silver or gold belt; a v-neck T-shirt with French cap sleeves and finally Candie heels, which were wooden and very loud as you click-clacked down the hall. Sadly, I was stuck with tan corduroys for pants and sneakers for shoes because my mom was certain that if I wore Candies, Id turn an ankle (and she was probably right, as usual). Its not only that the kids fashions and school accessories are cuter these days; the kids themselves look more comfortable and relaxed. Maybe weve learned that children who are happier in their clothes are happier about going to school. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 INSIDEThe Fool knowsWhat are the worlds Top 10 most valuable brands? B4 House HuntingA two-bedroom condominium at Carlton Lakes for $289,900. B9 Show and tellThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce annual trade show, and more Networking photos. B6-7 For years health-conscious consumers were told to read nutrition labels for saturated and trans fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein content. Many of us obligingly did just that, completely ignorant to the other information on a food label: the list of ingredients, some so long with additives that take a science degree to pronounce. Even canned kidney beans and mushrooms contain an extra ingredient or two and some cereals are packaged in fat-preserving food-grade butylated hydroxytoulene, or BHT, also an additive to embalming fluid and jet fuel. In an effort to mass produce food and keep costs down, the food industry in the past few decades has decided its perfectly OK to bleach flour, alter the genetic structure of our food and pump beef and dairy cattle with growth hormones. As a result, we have foods like white bread and sweets that seemingly last forever. Were finally getting the message that we are what we eat, and more Americans are turning to all-natural and organic foods. Nutrition Business Journal reports double-digit increases in organic retail sales alone, climbing from $28.4 billion in 2012 to an estimated $35 billion this year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of American farmers markets, a source of locally grown produce for many, has grown from 1,755 in 1994 to 8,144 in 2013. More Americans are turning to healthful eating because of concerns about their health, the environment and animal welfare. And theyre willing to pay more. New superfoods, gluten-free offerings, heirloom vegetables and ancientEating healthy is big businessBY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly Correspondent COURTESY PHOTOChad OConner, a local chef and entrepreneur, sells more than healthy foods. His year-old Fresh Fit Foods, a Naples catering co mpany, prepares complete gluten-free, nutrition-packed meals and delivers them to the workplace and home. It was a new type of business for me ... Before I took over, I went around talking to people at the various health food stores. They were friendly and nice. Its a good business. Youre out there helping people. Roger Hurcomb, Mother Earth Natural Foods SEE HEALTHY, B3 Naples TOP 1 % Experience Counts. Expertise Sells. luxeexclusivelyPort Royal to Bonita Beach, The Bua Bell Group brings over 28 combined years of experience serving the luxury market of Naples. BuaBellSellsNaples.com | BuaBellGroup@JohnRWood.com Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 IL Corsini at Mediterra $5.995 M 15326 Corsini Way Quail West $3.850 M 28950 Somers Drive
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 Tips for building a successful business blog SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThese days, it seems business blogs are everywhere. And why not? Theyre simple to set up, and theyre a great way to promote your products and services. But heres the real question: Do they get results?Only if you do them right, says Mark Satterfield. While anybody can key words into a template, its not so easy to create a professional blog that reels in potential clients and keeps current ones engaged. You have to strike the right tone, come up with great topics, know how to hold a readers attention, and more. Mr. Satterfield, author of The One Week Marketing Plan: The Set It & Forget It Approach for Quickly Growing Your Business, has spent the last two decades helping clients grow their businesses. Done well, he says, a blog can become an essential component in any business marketing arsenal. Each time you publish a post, people searching for any keywords it contains will be drawn to your site, where they might sign up for your email list and buy your products or services, he says. And its easy for readers to pass along interesting or controversial posts to their friends, fans, circles, and followers. Here are some of his tips for creating a compelling, business-driving blog: Know what your readers care about. It doesnt matter how flashy or funny or well-written your posts are if they dont provide useful information or answer readers questions. People arent interested in self-serving pontification; theyre looking for resources to enhance their lives. Keep this principle firmly in mind when considering all of the following tips.In addition, he says, Think about the words and phrases theyre likely to use when searching for that information. Be sure to include these keywords (judiciously, not exhaustively) in your headlines and copy so that your posts will be more likely to show up in the first few pages of search results. Find your voice. The tone of your writing should be entertaining and approachable, even though youre primarily talking about your business. If you read your blog post aloud and conclude that your words would turn an inperson meeting into a snooze-fest, think twice before hitting publish, he advises. Banish bloggers block. Make a list of posts you want to publish so that you can work on them when inspiration strikes and so you can have a lot of content in the can for a rainy day. Mr. Satterfield uses a program called Evernote to keep all of his ideas readily available. Tap into current trends. Google Trends google.com/trends/ lets you know on an hour-by-hour basis what the most popular searches are. If you write a timely post centered on one of these trends, you might get a quick traffic boost to your blog. You cant constantly monitor Google trends, he acknowledges. But whenever you can link a trend to your business, do so. Get (somewhat) personal. Just because its a business blog doesnt mean it has to be all business. Sharing select details about your personal life can get you a lot of mileage because it accelerates the know, like and trust factors that are crucial for building relationships. The trick is to relate these details to your business like the vacation you just took to the Bahamas, where you collected shells on the beach with your daughter, which reminded you of an important premise you wanted to share with your clients. Sprinkle these moments in from time to time, and your blog will have plenty of personality, he promises. Channel your inner Jerry Seinfeld or Sarah Silverman. Your readers probably sought out your blog post because they were looking for specific, maybe even technical information, insight or advice. But that doesnt mean you should shy away from humor. Like most humans, your readers will appreciate a good chuckle and more to the point, theyll be more likely to remember your business because you made them laugh, he says. Just always bring the joke back to business. Watch your word count. In general, try to write posts that fall between 300 and 500 words. If you must use more than 500 words, break your post up into two parts, using the same headline. Youll get twice the SEO bang for your blog. Give them something to look at. Pictures will make your blog posts more interesting and memorable to readers. But dont rely solely on stock content; post original photos or graphics from time to time and caption them with SEO-friendly keywords, which will boost your blogs rankings. You can even embed videos in your blog posts. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 BUSINESS B3 grains were among the emerging food trends that came out of the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting and food expo. Manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for functional foods that deliver a powerful cocktail of antioxidants, protein and nutrients.National and regional supermarkets are also getting on the health food bandwagon, adding or expanding selections of all-natural and organic produce and packaged foods. Conventional grocery stores and natural food supermarkets a la Whole Foods account for 93 percent of all organic food sales, says the Organic Trade Association. But the little guys are doing well, too, by meeting the needs of local consumers looking for a healthier way to eat, who want to avoid gluten and bioengineered and processed foods.Local expansionsRoger Hurcomb got into the health food business 26 years ago when he purchased the four-store Mother Earth Foods in the Fort Myers area. What intrigued him most about the industry were his fellow competitors. It was a new type of business for me, he says. Before I took over, I went around talking to people at the various health food stores and they were friendly and nice. Its a good business. Youre out there helping people.Mother Earth now has two additional stores in the Island Park Shopping Center and in Estero, a mile north of Coconut Point on the Tamiami Trail. The stores offer mostly organic foods because its the best way to eat, says Mr. Hurcomb. Mother Earth also carries organic health and beauty aids, pet food, supplements, essential oils and four stores offer fresh produce. We try to be as organic as possible.Mr. Hurcomb credits a growth in business to Dr. Mehmet Oz and his The Dr. Oz Show, viewed daily by an average 3.4 million. Dr. Oz really opened the eyes of the general public to an alternative way to keep yourself healthy by eating natural foods, he says. Prior to his show, my customers were mainly Baby Boomers, in the 35 to 60 age group, concerned about their health. Since Dr. Oz made healthy eating respectable, we have more young families and customers in their 20s. Dan Babain, the assistant manager at Port Charlottes Earth Origins Market, managed a group of New York health food stores before relocating to Florida. Customers, he says, include established vegans and vegetarians and those whove been eating very unhealthy and its now catching up to them. All of our clients are interested in eating healthier, he says. Some, he says, are also responding to a good dose of reality and news reports of genetically modified organisms like fish DNA injected into GMO tomatoes animal cruelty issues and foods imported from countries where workers earn substandard wages. Formerly Port Charlotte Natural Foods, Earth Origins is locally owned and part of United Natural Foods, the countrys largest distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods, products and supplements. The store offers a full deli (sans the waterand salt-inject cold cuts), fresh juices, juice cleansers, organic meats and dairy. We cater to people struggling with health issues like blood pressure problems and cholesterol and are looking for an alternative way to eat, says Mr. Babain. We have organic produce, raw foods, tons of grocery products and gluten-free items. Most new customers tend to take baby steps, opting for milk from grassfed cows and healthier eggs before venturing into more organic offerings. For parents concerned about their childrens health, they dont mind spending an extra dollar to avoid the hormones in regular milk, he says. Earth Origins, which is based in Palm Harbor, Fla., sources from local farms, recycling business back into the local economy, Mr. Babain said. Our products come from companies where employees earn a fair wage and customers like that. We also carry local milk, depending on seasonal availability. Business has been growing, he continues. Were planning new stores.Healthy meals at the readyChad OConner, a local chef and entrepreneur, sells more than healthy foods. His year-old Fresh Fit Foods, a Naples catering company, prepares complete gluten-free, nutrition-packed meals and delivers them to the workplace and home. Meals are also available at pick-up locations from Naples to Fort Myers. Averaging about $10 a meal, Fresh Fit Foods offers 48 different dishes lunch and dinner every six weeks. Each meal is fresh, never frozen, dairy-free and available every Monday and Wednesday for four-days a week of healthful eating. Business, says Executive Chef Adam Kimball, is up 30 percent from its inception a year ago. He credits the increase to word-of-mouth and the efforts of Nannette Staropoli, president and CEO of Markit Group in Naples. Fresh Fit Foods has about 350 clients and prepares 700 meals weekly and was the exclusive caterer for the recent Thunderdome Cross Fit challenge at Germain Arena. They sold out of healthy meals every day of the event, says Ms. Staropoli who recently launched a campaign offering local businesses with 15 and more employees a free tasting. Weve had a lot of inquiry phone calls and are setting up dates for August. We recently signed with one automotive dealer in Naples and Chicos headquarters is coming along great as a customer. Mr. Kimball and Mr. OConnor attended culinary school together and kept in touch, hoping theyd one day find the perfect venue to work together. After returning to school for dietetics, Mr. OConnor conceived the Fresh Fit Foods concept, developing a 100-percent gluten-free menu with low carbs and 350 to 500 calories. It originally started as a paleo diet for Cross Fitters but expanded to meet the needs of those looking for easy and healthy alternatives to the local restaurant or fast-food franchise. The dishes were hard to develop, admits Mr. Kimball. Chad had the brickwork but it was a learning curve for me. I was used to dishes with pasta, bread, cream and butter. The dairy was easy to get out; the gluten was tough. Although menus are tweaked every six months, favorites like the Thai turkey noodle bowl and green chili pork are kept in the rotation. We dont do all organic because we dont want to price ourselves out, says Mr. Kimball. We use lean proteins and stay away from anything that will spike blood sugar. The way Mr. Kimball sees it, Southwest Florida is an ideal market for healthy and well. This community is very health conscious. Ive never seen so many successful gyms operating so close to each other. Im from New York and everybody would gear up for beach season. Here, its always beach season. HEALTHYFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOS Fresh Fit Foods has seen its business increase by 30 percent in the past year. BUSINESS BRIEFSGrace Place chosen as beneficiary of galaGrace Place for Children & Families has been selected as the beneficiary of the Council of Hispanic Business Professionals sixth annual Latin Night gala set for Saturday evening, Sept. 27, at Wyndemere Country Club. Since building a prosperous Hispanic/Latino community is a core element of the councils mission, Grace Place is a natural fit for this years beneficiary, says Andy Solis, CHBP president. It is a wonderful institution devoted to breaking the cycle of poverty in Golden Gate by teaching literacy, language and life skills. Latin Night celebrates the rich and vibrant Hispanic/Latino culture of music, food, dancing and having fun for a noble cause. This years guests will enjoy mojitos and cigars while swaying to the live Latin music of Grupo Caf. The Grace Place drum circle will alsl perform. Gala sponsors include Arthrex, IberiaBank, Porter & Wright, NCH Healthcare System and Florida Community Bank. Tickets for $75 are available at chbpnaples.org. Scholarships will aid FGCU business studentsNorthwestern Mutual The John Delaney Naples/Estero Group has pledged $10,000 in scholarships to the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. The scholarships will be awarded in nine monthly increments of $1,000 to full-time, degree-seeking business majors who have demonstrated academic merit, leadership in school activities and an entrepreneurial spirit. The final $1,000 will go toward membership in The FGCU Presidents Society, which funds initiatives that support student enrichment, new programs and other unanticipated expenses. For more information, contact Lindsey Touchette, director of major gifts, by calling 590-1016 or emailing ltouchet@ fgcu.edu. 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.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@ comcast.net or visit napleschamber.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. The Above Board Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Hilton Naples. A panel of local media professionals will discuss How to Get Mentioned in the Media. $25 for members, $30 for others in advance; $28 and $33 at the door. Registration required at aboveboardchamber.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Wake Up Naples for members and guests from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Hilton Naples. $20 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at napleschamber. org/events. The Partnership for Colliers Future Economy and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2014 Excellence in Industry awards from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Hilton Naples. Awards will be presented for: Business Expansion, Chairmans Award, Company to Watch, Heart of the Community, Pillar Award and Young Professional of the Year. Tickets are $50. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. Business After Five for members and guests of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Marco Island Florist & Gifts, 175 S. Barfield Drive. $4 for members, $10 for others. Call 3947549 or visit marcoislandchamber.org. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its next members mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Design Studio by Raymonds new showroom, 990 First Ave. N. $15 for CBIA members, $25 for others. Reservations required by Sept. 12. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Leadership Collier Foundation hosts a kick-off party for the Leadership Collier Class of 2015 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the La Playa Beach & Golf Resort. Chair of the class is Chief Stephanie Spell of the Collier County Sheriffs Office; co-vice chairs are Steven Kissinger of the Childrens Advocacy of Collier County and Lynda Waterhouse of Collier Anesthesia P.A. Tickets are $25 and include hors doeuvres. Register by Sept. 5 at napleschamber.org/events. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals meets for networking from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Cost is $15 for members. For more information, visit chbpnaples.wildapricot.org. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 BUSINESS B5 Passion 2 Profit trade show targets business ownersThe sixth annual Passion 2 Profit (P2P) Trade Show presented by the Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at FGCU. Sessions include Planning for Growth, Making the Internet Work for You and Giving Your Business a Financial Health Check-up. Featured speaker Benjamin Fleischer, the founder and CEO of Pyure, is a two-time finalist for the FSBDC Distinguished Entrepreneur Award and an entrepreneurship coach at FGCU. P2P is sponsored by Comcast Business, Wells Fargo, Southwest Florida Business Today, Courtyard Marriott, Press Printing, Boost Creative, Noack, Mitchell & Company, Kena Yoke Consulting and Brennan, Manna & Diamond. Registration and payment in advance is required. Cost is $49 ($39 for each additional employee) if completed by Sept. 26. After that date, the cost is $59 and $49. Sign up online at sbdcseminars.org, or call 745-3700 to register by phone. The Florida Small Business Development Center at FGCU offers oneon-one, confidential, no-cost consulting and low-cost workshops for businesses throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For more information about programs and services, call Amanda Stirn at 745-3706. Florida consumer confidence remains flat THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAConsumer sentiment among Floridians remained flat at a post-recession high of 82 for the third consecutive month in August, according to a University of Florida survey. While an overall reading of 82 is historically nowhere near a recessionary level, it is also not a number associated with strong economic growth, says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. However, it is higher than the confidence level for the U.S., which declined from 81.8 last month to 79.2 mid-month. While U.S. consumers are somewhat more pessimistic, Florida consumers are holding steady. The five-component survey showed mixed results. Survey participants perception of being financially better off now than a year ago remained unchanged at 73, while their confidence in having improved personal finances a year from now rose three points to 84. Trust in the national economy over the next year fell two points to 78, and confidence in U.S. economic conditions over the next five years dropped one point to 80. Respondents opinion about whether now is a good time to buy a big consumer item, such as a car, went down one point to 92. Age, income factor in Age and income were key factors in this months study. The overall index fell four points for those under age 60 but rose four points for those ages 60 and over. Households with incomes over $30,000 saw a drop in confidence of four points, while confidence among low-income households remained flat. Further analysis found increased pessimism among respondents ages 50 to 65, who may be concerned about their current personal finances. If this continues, it might be a sign they feel unprepared for retirement, Mr. McCarty says. These results suggest the Florida economy is not growing rapidly, he adds. While its good news that the index is not volatile, we would like it to be about 10 points higher given that the recession ended more than five years ago. The states unemployment rate for July remained at 6.2 percent, matching the national rate. Floridas unemployment rate has wavered between 6.2 and 6.3 percent since December 2013, after previously declining each month for 19 months. Florida lost jobs in July, primarily in manufacturing, services, wholesale trade and government; this loss was balanced by a decline in the labor force. Floridas wages have been relatively flat, and a larger percentage of the labor force is working part-time when they would like to work fulltime, Mr. McCarty says.Housing prices also flatHousing prices in July were higher than a year ago, but they were flat compared with Junes figures. The median price of an existing single-family home was $185,000 for both months. Mortgage rates remained near historical lows, yet housing sales slowed in July. Some of this is due to a pull-back from investors many who paid cash, Mr. McCarty says. Near-record stock market highs continue to generate optimism among some Florida consumers, he says, although there is increasing speculation that a correction in stocks, typically defined as a decrease of 10 percent or more, is likely in the next year. Looking ahead, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve, he says. The debate among members of the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets shortterm interest rates, reflects discussions among economists about where the economy is headed. Members are split, with some seeing us firmly on the road to recovery and advocating for increased interest rates to head off inflation, while others see signs of weakness and stagnation and advocate a delay in raising interest rates. The Feds final decision, he says, will make a big impact on borrowing in Florida, especially in the housing market. Conducted Aug. 1-21, the UF study reflects the responses of 396 individuals representing a demographic crosssection of Florida. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a two; the highest is 150. Details of the August survey can be found at bebr.ufl.edu/cci. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE B9 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 20142014House Hunting:5115 Cedar Springs Drive, Carlton Lakes #202This rarely occupied, second-floor condominium in Carlton Lakes is in impeccable condition with many updates, starting with new pavers on the driveway to enhance the curb appeal. There are two bedrooms and two baths, plus a den in a total of 2,050 square feet under air. The unit comes with a one-car garage and enjoys lake views from front and back. An open deck off the kitchen is a great place for cooking out, and the enclosed lanai is lovely for morning coffee and a glimpse of the deer that roam the community. There is a new fitness center as well as a community room, large pool and also a satellite pool just steps from this units front door, lighted tennis courts, bocce ball and basketball courts, bike paths, a tot lot and even a fishing pier. Carlton Lakes is 3.5 miles from the beautiful beach at Delnor Wiggins State Park. Ruth Bethem of Downing-Frye Realty has the listing for $289,900. Call 777-7007, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ruthbethem.com for more information. COURTESY PHOTOS to un en A p l a a c Neal Communities Canopy community of single-family homes with lake and preserve views in Naples is 15 percent sold and has move-in-ready homes available. When completed, Canopy will have 108 homes ranging in size from 1,772 square feet under air to 2,913 square feet under air. Eight floor plans in styles including Mediterranean and French Colonial are offered, with pricing from the $300,000s. Canopy has a 7-acre lake and a serenity park and 18 acres of wetland preserve. There are sidewalks throughout the community, and all maintenance is included. The Starlight and the Silver Mist models are open. With 2,233 square feet, the Starlight has three bedrooms, 2 baths and a two-car garage. The kitchen has upgraded countertops, cabinets, fixtures and hardware. The living room has coffered ceilings and crown molding. Access to the lanai is from the master suite, the dining room and the family room. The Silver Mist has four bedrooms, 3 baths and a three-car garage plus a bonus room option that can serve as a den, office or another living space. The kitchen has an island with double sinks and a breakfast area adjacent to the great room. Features include GE appliances, granite countertops, 42-inch cabinetry, 8-foot interior doors, walk-in closets, separate laundry room, a covered private entry and foyer and paver driveways and walks. The entrance to Canopy is at 3783 Canopy Circle, off Tree Farm Road off Collier Boulevard between Immokalee and Vanderbilt Beach roads. For more information, call (877) 867-6180 or visit nealcommunities.com. Move-in ready homes available in Canopy COURTESY PHOTO
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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. $341,780Lot #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. $219,105PENDINGLot #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. $978,265Lot #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. $1,154,220 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 THAT IS ENDING SOON ON MOVE-IN-READY HOMES!7communities in Southwest Florida to choose from50model homes for you to tour 53 move-in-ready homes available now400 homes sold already in 2014 SUMMER SAVINGS ARE ENDING SOON 5 3 40
Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and specications subject to change without notice.ORAL REPRESENTATION 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. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. Old Fashioned Grace Wrapped In A New Fashioned LifestyleMAKE IT YOUR OWN SEE IT, TOUCH IT, FEEL IT, 239.449.5900 TalisPark.com A Kitson & Partners Community Visit Talis Parks Garden House Sales Center at Livingston Rd, Naples, FL b2,500-3,709 Square feet Resident Ready Homes By Fox Custom Builders & Sunwest Homes From $1.16 to $1.725 MillionMODELS OPEN DAILY BRIGHTLING
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 Fox Custom Builders starts construction of Sierra model in Seneca at Talis Park BY KEVIN CAFFREYSpecial to Florida WeeklyFox Custom Builders has started construction of its furnished Sierra model residence in Seneca, a Tails Park neighborhood that will showcase 43 luxury residences offering the communitys coveted In the Park living experience. Wrapped by the vistas of Talis Parks golf course, Senecas north and south facing lakefront home sites feature water and double or triple fairway views and are within a short walk or bike ride of Vyne House and the Great Lawn. Priced from the high $400,000s to $700,000, each of the sites is 180 to 220 feet deep, 77 to 90 feet wide, and will accommodate residences ranging from 3,200 square feet to 5,000 square feet. Seneca will offer all-new designs in a refreshing palette of Spanish Eclectic, Italian Renaissance and Colonial Caribbean architectural styles. Custom home and lot packages in Seneca are priced from $1.6 million. Just 21 of Senecas 43 home sites remain available. With 4,122 square feet under air, the Sierra features a walled courtyard entry. One of the homes three guest suites is adjacent to the courtyard space. A second guest suite and the study open to the courtyard. Visitors will be greeted in a wide foyer that offers a view of the Sierras spacious great room and the lake and golf course beyond. A formal dining room off of the foyer opens to a courtyard and garden. Other features include a wet bar, a double-island kitchen and breakfast nook, a beautifully detailed master suite, 4 baths and a three-car garage. The great room opens to a pavered outdoor living area with multiple sitting areas, a dining area, an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace and a pool and spa. The Sierra model will showcase an interior by Arlynn McDaniel of Freestyle Interiors. Her casual, modified Santa Barbara design style is intended to provide a relaxed elegance that will contribute to the Sierras highly livable ambiance. Clean-lined, textured upholstery will be presented in neutral tones to complement the homes weathered-finished, wood-framed furnishings. Aqua, citron green and lilac accents will play against blacks, taupes and creams. The homes flooring will be a mix of tumbled marble natural stone and wire-brushed wood. The furnished Sierra model is scheduled for completion in spring, 2015. Pricing will be determined as construction progresses.Also nearing completion In addition to the Sierra model in Seneca, Fox is nearing completion of its Camilla, Barlovento and Nadia residentready homes in Brightling, a neighborhood that also offers Talis Parks In the Park lifestyle. Ranging from 2,771 square feet to 3,830 square feet, residences in Brightling feature parklike golf course, water and preserve views that showcase Talis Parks natural beauty. Caribbean Colonial and Spanish Eclectic designs with three or four bedrooms, a study, formal dining rooms, island kitchens, spacious master suites and outdoor living areas with swimming pools by Fox and Sunwest Homes are base-priced from $1.25 million. The 3,083-square-foot Camilla has a thoughtfully designed floor plan that includes three bedrooms, 3 baths and a spacious great room and island kitchen that open to a large covered lanai with an optional outdoor kitchen and fireplace. There is also a formal dining room, a study and a three-car garage. The unfurnished Camilla is priced at $1,475,000 and scheduled for completion by mid-September. Foxs 3,433-square-foot Barlovento residence is suited to Brightlings In the Park lifestyle and will feature an interior by Clive Daniel Home. A courtyard entry will welcome visitors to a home that includes a great room, study, a formal dining room that opens to a garden and patio, three bedrooms, 3 baths, an island kitchen and an outdoor living area with a covered lanai, pool, spa, an optional fireplace and outdoor kitchen. Extraordinary ceiling details are incorporated throughout the home. The ready-tooccupy Barlovento is priced at $1,725,000 and also scheduled for completion by midSeptember. The two-story Nadia residence by Fox offers a total of 3,648 square feet and will feature furnishings by Norris Furniture. A portico entry opens to a foyer and gallery hallway with a two-story ceiling. The foyer and hallway offer a spectacular view and lead to a great room, kitchen and dining area that fully opens to the outside. The study opens to a garden, while the downstairs guest suite has a private outdoor courtyard. The loft and upstairs guest suite open to a covered balcony overlooking the pool, golf course and preserve. The Nadia is priced at $1,595,000 and scheduled for completion in January. With the emerald-toned sea dwarf paspalum fairways and greens of the communitys Greg Norman-Pete Dye designed golf course, grand parkways, inviting gardens and nature preserves, the beauty of Talis Park is unmistakable. Developer Kitson & Partners has brought an energized spirit to Talis Park by introducing a new-fashioned lifestyle that is more focused on personal health and well-being, more attuned to family and friends and more conscious of long-term value and legacy. Talis Park is the Club reconsidered, and invites a select group of members to enjoy life on their own terms. A diverse offering of estate homes, villa residences and condominiums is priced from the high-$600,000s into the millions. The entrance to Talis Park is on Livingston Road just north of Immokalee Road in North Naples. To learn more about Talis Park, stop by the communitys Garden House Sales Center at 16980 Livingston Road or to go talispark.com. & e b i f a t m v i i b t e a f t i R Fox Custom Builders 3,433-square-foot Barlovento residence in Brightling at Talis Park will feature an interior by Clive Daniel Home. Senecas northand south-facing lakefront home sites feature water and double or triple fairway views and are within a short walk or bike ride of Vyne House and the Great Lawn at Talis Parks Grand Piazza. Fox Custom Builders 3,083-square-foot Camilla in Brightling at Talis Park is scheduled for completion by mid-September. On target for completion in January, the two-story Nadia model by Fox Custom Builders will feature an interior by Norris Home Furnishings. Fox Custom Builders has started construction of the Sierra model home in Seneca at Talis Park.
CALL ANGELA BAVETTA or KIM SHORECopyright 2014, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Realty is a registered mark of Miromar Development Corporation. 09030414-2096 Ask the Experts We Know Miromar!FIND YOUR HOME IN MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB, THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES* OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 1-4 P.M. Finally, the most anticipated new community in Naples is now open! Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, Floridas preeminent homebuilder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Dont miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own such an amazing piece of Florida. Model homes are now open at The Isles of Collier Preserve! Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, these elegant new model homes overlook eight miles of scenic kayak and biking trails that wind along the Cypress Waterway. Explore our nature trails and waterways on available Minto bicycles and kayaks or take a complimentary guided boat tour down the Cypress Waterway. *Incentive is available for a limited time, please see new home sales professional for details. Minto Communities, LLC 2014. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, speci cations, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its a liates. CGC 1519880. 9/2014 (888) 707-1251 ~ mintofla.com5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 | Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Drive.For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities throughout Florida, visit minto a.com.One-of-a-kind coastal community, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. No CDD Fees Unlike other communities, The Isles of Collier Preserve does not burden you with Community Development District (CDD) fees, which saves you thousands of dollars during your home ownership.7 Furnished Models Now Open! | Luxury Single-Family and Coach Homes from the low $ 400 s to high $ 700 s Call to charter a complimentary guided boat tour down the Cypress Waterway! Classic Old Florida Clubhouse Fitness & Wellness Center Resort-Style Pool Tennis Courts Bocce Ball Courts Kayak Launch Overlook Bar & Grill 8 Miles of Scenic Kayak, Hiking and Biking Trails CALL TODAY AND ASK ABOUT OUR PHASE I CLOSE OUT SPECIAL INCENTIVES!* Up to $ 50,000 Incentive on Single-Family Homes! LIMITED TIME Up to $ 30,000 Incentive on Coach Homes! LIMITED TIME
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 B16 At home just like Holly Golightly in an Upper East Side brownstone TOPTENREALESTATEDEALS.COMWhat makes a perfect New York City pied--terre? Its all about convenience of transportation and location to ones work or being right in the thick of things where the action is. Its also a great place to entertain or to stay while on a shopping trip, or it can be the perfect place for the familys college student to live while attending school. Is it a good investment? Even with the fluctuations in the market, the super wealthy are parking their money in well-positioned real estate left and right, which is a pretty good sign. Just as classic as the film Breakfast at Tiffanys, Holly Golightly and Cats Upper East Side brownstone makes a great pied--terre or full-time New York City residence aside from being an interesting conversation piece at your next soire. The townhouse used as much of the movie set for the 1961 film is on the market. At 3,800 square feet, the four-story brownstone is purposed as a duplex, but could be returned to its original single-family status. Though the toplevel apartment is lovely with its sunny living room with wood-burning fireplace and sweeping staircase, powder room, dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, renovated kitchen with laundry and two bedroom suites, the ground floor apartment holds the magic. The greenhouse extension and garden area couldnt be a better place to hold parties amongst the potted palms and tree ferns while the more northern rhododendrons and azaleas are only steps beyond. The ground floor has a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and kitchen, and the next level includes a front library-bedroom with wood-burning fireplace and powder room and a rear large bedroom with wood-burning fireplace and full bath. For $10 million, you can make yourself at home in this iconic property. 11571 Verandah Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33905www.KolterVerandah.com 888-431-8006 Single-family homes from $200s. Estate homes from $500s to over $1 million.*Incentive valid on Move-In-Ready Homes contracted on or before September 30, 2014. Home must close within 60 days of agreement. Limited time offer. Subject to change without notice. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions. Front porches on every home 9 miles of boardwalks & trails 36 Holes of Championship Golf Riverfront ClubhouseSave up to $25,000 on the purchase of select homes. readySETsaveOn Move-In-Ready Homes.Purchase one of our new Move-In-Ready Homes at Verandah and youll save up to $25,000 in incentives. Each home includes: Plus, all the amenities of Verandah: today at Verandah.
Emerson model nearly complete in Chiasso at Fiddlers CreekFiddlers Creek has announced that construction is nearing completion on the Emerson model at Chiasso, a village of 59 single-family homes within the luxury, master-planned community. Offered by D.R. Horton, the Emerson is a two-story floor plan with 3,522 airconditioned square feet and 4,666 total square feet. In a split floor plan, there are three bedrooms, 3 baths and a loft with a morning kitchen. The kitchen has an adjoining caf area and walk-in pantry. The master suite has his-and-hers walk-in closets and a garden tub. Interior design features of the Emerson include crown molding in the living areas and master suite; volume/coffered ceilings; ceramic tile in the entry foyer, kitchen and laundry room; GE stainless steel appliances including an upgraded French door refrigerator and natural gas cooktop; and granite countertops. The outdoor living area offers lake views and includes a pool bath, with room available for the optional pool/ spa package. The two-car garage is standard with the Emerson, with an optional three-car garage available. The Emerson is currently priced from $626,990. Each home in the village of Chiasso has brick paver driveways and walkways. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Amenities include the 54,000-square-foot club and spa, a fitness center, swimming complex, tennis courts and restaurants for casual and elegant dining. For more information, call 732-9300, stop in the sales center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway or visit fiddlerscreek.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 REAL ESTATE B17 The Emerson by D.R. Horton Richard DrosteREALTOR239email@example.comJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today!Greenlinks in Lely Resort Several Floorplans AvailableGreat investment; income guaranteed. Live in it, rent it or vacation in it. 2 and 3 bedroom units available.Fountains $99,000Adorable end unit with lake views. 2BR/2BA plus carport. Furnished. New windows. 55+ COMMUNITY GOLF ENTHUSIAST Sands #D-307 $319,000Super location. 2BR/2BA. Furnished. Washer/dryer in unit. Super bright and cheerful. ACROSS FROM BEACH1570 Villa Court $375,000Large lot. All large rooms. 3BR/2BA. Great pool. Good family/starter home. LOT ON CUL-DE-SAC Cheryl TurnerBroker Associate c 239.250.3311 d firstname.lastname@example.org cherylturner.premiersothebysrealty.comCall me for more information on these properties, or for any of your real estate needs. Park Shore Park Plaza Residence 600Grey Oaks 2823 istle Waypremiersir.com/id/214046849 $1,695,000 premiersir.com/id/214028364 $3,200,000 New Listing VISIT WWW.DAVIDNAPLES.COM FOR MORE DETAILS! AMERIVEST REALTY | NAPLES, FL 239.280.5433 | David@DavidNaples.com Mediterra Estate Home$6,495,000 Shadow Wood$2,185,000 Mediterra Detached Villa$1,095,000 Mediterra Detached Villa$979,000
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 FIDDLERS CREEK WHISPER TRACE 8335 Whisper Trace #203 $162,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Deb Welch 239.293.52942 POSITANO PLACE 12975 Positano Circle #106 $183,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414>$300,0003 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 1761 San Bernardino Way $399,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Ann Renner 239.784.5555>$400,0004 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7653 San Sebastian Way $422,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Dave Renner 239.784.5552>$500,0005 SUN TERRACE 2626 12th Court North $599,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Pat Duggan 239.216.1980>$600,0006 PARK SHORE 4052 Crayton Road $619,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Susie Culp 239.290.90007 NAPLES BATH & TENNIS 1031 Oriole Circle $699,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231>$900,0008 OAKES ESTATES 5741 English Oaks Lane $997,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tatyana Sallee 239.293.5017 Open Saturday 1-4pm>$1,000,0009 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $1,000,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Call 239.594.9400 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm10 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court $1,725,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty John DAmelio 239.961.599611 ISLA MAR AT OLDE NAPLES 1010 5th Street South $1,775,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009712 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Call 239.261.3148 Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm13 OLD NAPLES 775 Broad Court North $1,850,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Brandon Dowdy 239.287.6243>$2,000,00014 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #605 $2,050,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty John DAmelio 239.961.5996>$3,000,00015 TIBURON ESCADA 2569 Escada Drive $3,495,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Terri Moellers 239.404.7887>$9,000,00016 PORT ROYAL 3605 Fort Charles Drive $9,450,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Richard Culp 239.290.2200>$10,000,00017 PORT ROYAL 1001 Spyglass Lane $10,500,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 3 15 4 14 5 9 16 17 12 13 10 6 7 8 11 1www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 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 Florida Gulf Coast Universitys eighth annual 24-Hour Festival a melee of time-sensitive art for which creative and sleep-deprived students churn up the minutes in a mad race against the clock to produce the best stage play, film, music or artwork completed within a 24-hour period begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Thats when the students will receive a list of items they must incorporated into a film, stage play, visual or performance art, dance or music piece. They must submit their finished product at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and at 8 p.m. the public can view the results. If history is any indication, the works will be as unexpected as they are entertaining. This years judges are: Glenn Basham, concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic; Chris Silk, theater critic for the Naples Daily News; Jim Griffith, executive director of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers; and Gisela Carbonell, curator of special collections for The Baker Museum at ArtisNaples. Professional artist Juan Diaz of Naples will create a performance installation with the same constraints. It will be revealed during the judges deliberation. Admission to the viewing and awards ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Barry Cavin in the FGCU Department of Visual and Performing Arts by emailing The race is on for the 24-Hour Festival at FGCUBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Highwaymen Art Museum exhibit showcases paintings by the Highwaymen (and one woman)The colors in the paintings are the outrageous hues that are Mother Natures specialty in sub-tropical Florida: flamingo pink, the purple bruise of deep indigo, the citrus red of a blood orange. Theyre so bright, they practically pulsate, so vivid, youre convinced that if you close your eyes, youll still be able to see them. The landscapes palm trees at sunrise, beach scenes, inland scenes, glades and backwoods scenes, all idyllic Florida scenes are the work of the Highwaymen, an informal collective of young African-Americans of the 1960s and 0s whose paintings will be on display at the Southwest Florida Museum of History Sept. 5-Jan. 3. Sons SEE HIGHWAYMEN, C4 of the November Man An espionage film fitting for the end of a slow summer at the movies. C11 Writing ChallengeWe provide the picture, you give us the stories. C14 Assassins Game Israeli intrigue provides a fast-paced read. C15 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS The village bicycleLast week, I went to buy tomatoes and the 86-year-old man who sold them to me poked my nipple. We were standing on opposite sides of the fence, like they do in this rural part of southwestern France where Im spending the summer, talking chickens and gardening and weather, when the man leaned forward, crooked his finger and stroked my breast. I stepped back, all wide-eyed surprise, and for an instant I thought it might be a mistake. (I was wearing a backpack and I rationalized that he could have been reaching for the strap.) But the old man threw his head back and cackled, and I knew it was no mistake. Irked, I tried to figure out what made him think he had the right. The first inkling of an explanation arrived a few days later, as I was sitting on the porch with an Irish friend who is also here for the summer. A slender, attractive woman from the village walked past and they exchanged pleasant bonjours. When the woman was out of hearing distance, my friend turned to me and said, There goes the village slut. I thought: Ah, village life, where one social misstep cements your reputation for eternity. I asked my friend exactly what the woman had done to earn the title, and he didnt know much other than that she used to be the wife of another man in the village. Also, she sold sexy lingerie (used?) at the village rummage sale. I thought about that woman all week, as well as my earlier run-in with the produce man, and wondered just what my own reputation in the village must be. I was still mulling it over when another friend, a young man also summering here, asked if I wanted to walk to the next village for lunch. I agreed, and the two of us happily skipped down the mountain together. We ate in a tiny terrace cafe that an older couple runs out of their house. By now, theyre used to seeing me there with a steady stream of Wait a minute. A flash of insight lit up my brain like lightening. Its true that I have a lot of male friends, men who come and go through the village during the summer months. Never mind that the current one prefers men, that the one before him was not the least bit interested, and that the one before him well, I dont have an excuse for the one before him. But the point is: Just because I like to canoodle doesnt mean everyone gets a ride. Although Im not sure the men in the village know that. Because on a recent night a group of us went out for dinner and at the end of the meal I asked the owner, who lives in the village, for the bill. As he passed me the check he surreptitiously stroked my hand with his index finger. Dismayed, I scowled at him. He stared back with a half smile, one eyebrow cocked, and the same twinkle Id seen from the tomato seller. Village life, indeed. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. w h u t artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com Andrew T. Jaffe, MD, FAAD Medical Director*Restrictions apply. Individual results may vary.Contact Riverchase for more information.1-800-591-3376 www.Riverchase-FatFreeze.comMultiple locations for convenient care. We Guarantee Your Results Before AfterPhotos courtesy of Eric Bachelor, MD, FACS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014at ourDowntown Naples Of ce 261 9th Street South, Naples, FL 34102New patients only. Appointments required.Please Call 239-216-4337
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 of the Sun: The Highwaymen contains works from the personal collection of Tristan and Donna Chapman. The Fort Myers residents will attend the opening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, along with Highwaymen artists Al Black, Mary Ann Carroll and James Gibson and Kelvin Hair, the son of a Highwaymen artist the late Alfred Hair. The mostly self-taught painters were dubbed the Highwaymen because they sold their works out of the trunks of their cars along the highways of the Sunshine State. No Highwaymen painting, as far as I can tell, was ever sold dry, says Gary Monroe, professor of art at Daytona State College and the author of seminal books about the Highwaymen, including The Highwaymen: Floridas African-American Landscape Painters. Oil painting takes three, four weeks to dry, Mr. Monroe adds. This was before air conditioning, and (the artists) they were driven to sell. They were out to conquer the world. Living in the Jim Crow South, the African-American painters were unable to sell their works in galleries. So they packed their paintings in their cars and drove throughout the state, selling their artwork one-on-one to hotels, restaurants and businesses for $25. These artists, many who worked in the citrus groves or packing plants, saw art as their way out.Hitting the roadThe movement began with Alfred Hair, who as a teenager in the late 1950s in Fort Pierce was taught how to paint by landscape artist AE Beany Backus in a weekend class for teens. He followed the formulaic approach that Backus did so well, Mr. Monroe says. His dream was to be a millionaire by his 35th birthday, and he wanted to do it by painting. But he had no opportunities. Backus had the market cornered. Mr. Hair knew he couldnt compete, but calculated that if he could make 10 paintings in the same amount of time and sell them for one-tenth the price, hed make the same amount of money. So instead of charging $250 for a painting, he charged $25. He painted on upson board or Masonite and used crown molding for frames. He had to paint really fast to have that kind of output, Mr. Monroe says. In doing so, however, He inadvertently corrupted those cherished concerns of the European ideal that Backus had departed to him. He could invent a more relevant kind of representation. Mr. Hair and the Highwaymen who followed him seemed to get to the quintessential elements of a landscape, the heart of what it was like, without any fancy brushwork. They just painted with great verve, and that yielded these archetypes of the places that they painted, Mr. Monroe says. These were not en plein air painters who worked on location, he adds. They set up in their backyards and garages and knocked these things out without underdrawings and without any kind of grid system. They basically attacked their board intuitively and quickly, working on more than one board at a time. Driven by money, the Highwaymen did not labor over their images. They let their intuitions reign, Mr. Monroe says. And because the paintings were done in such a quick, sketchy style, the resulting works beckoned for viewers to complete the painting in their minds eye, he adds.Pictures of paradiseNo one knows exactly how many Highwaymen paintings were sold, but the estimate is upwards of 200,000. There were no inventories, no records kept, Mr. Monroe says. Yet no one knows how many were thrown away either. There was a kind of friendly competition among the painters, who would go out with 0, 12 or 15 paintings and wouldnt come home until they didnt have any paintings left. Theyd make a minimum of $300, $400. It was very big money in those days. They were in their 20s, and they all had Cadillacs. They were living the high life for many years. It was so profitable, they had to hire a salesman. The paintings were extremely popular among people who were moving to Florida during its boom. It was in the afterglow of the Eisenhower years, the early glow of the Camelot years, Mr. Monroe says. It was a very optimistic time. We were promised the moon. It was a special time in Florida history, a time of great optimism. You come here, and the reality is very different from the dream. You come down to build your dream home, and you discover that your lot is not on the ocean. And its (not enough land) on which to build a palace. So you build the typical Florida ranch home with a carport. And you put a picture (on the wall) of the paradise that brought you here. The paintings sold the Florida dream, the vision of an idealized tropical paradise. The Highwaymen artists paintings fell out of favor in the s; some derisively called it motel art. They were rediscovered in the mid-90s by Florida art collector and museum curator Jim Fitch, who dubbed them the Highwaymen. (There were 25 men and one woman, Mary Ann Carroll, who sold her first painting at age 18.) Jeff Klinkenberg wrote articles about them for the St. Petersburg Times around the same time. And Mr. Monroes heavily researched book, the aforementioned The Highwaymen: Floridas AfricanAmerican Landscape Painters, came out in 2001, quickly selling out its first run and going into multiple printings. Mr. Monroe has since written other books about them; the most recent is Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen, slated for an October release. You cant look at these works from a high art perspective and dismiss them as kitsch, Mr. Monroe says. I think they arrived at something fresher fresher than what other artists were doing with the landscape. Their fast painting yielded something new. They left vital art. HIGHWAYMENFrom page 1 Sons of the Sun: The Highwaymen>> When: Sept. 5-Jan. 3 >> Where: The Southwest Florida Museum of History, 2031 Jackson St., Fort Myers >> Cost: $9.50 >> Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday >> Info: 321-7430 or museumofhistory.org >> Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, with private collectors Tristan and Donna Chapman and original Highwaymen artists Al Black, James Gibson and Mary Ann Carroll, and artist Kelvin Hair, son of the late Alfred Hair. The artists will also have work for sale, with proceeds bene tting the Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation. To RSVP, call Chuck Smith at 321-7430 or email cssmith@ cityftmyers.com. >> Talk: Highwaymen artist Al Black will speak from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Green Bridge by R.L. Lewis Left: Portrait of Alfred Hair by his son, Kelvin Hair.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 C5 Gulfshore Playhouse presents new works by rising playwrightsWith its second annual New Works Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse offers readings of four new, never-seen-before plays Sept. 4-7 at The Norris Center. The company received 107 entries for consideration this year. These four plays have very diverse themes, very different styles, says Kristen Coury, founding artistic director. Heres a closer look at each of the festival plays. 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. 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 confines of her bathtub, Harlowe struggles to heal and find her place in the world following a personal tragedy that has caused her to lose her sense of touch. A poetic and deeply personal family drama that juxtaposes compassionate humor with deep sadness. 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 him and his family off their land, Big Jim must decide how far he is willing to go. A heartfelt drama that delves into themes of family and that most tenuous and beautiful of things, the American Dream. Shepherds Bush by Scott Sickles Reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 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 defined by fame alone. Ms. Coury directs Doublewide and Shepherds Bush. Lou Tyrrell, founder of the now -shutte red Florida Stage in West Palm Beach and artistic director of Arts Garage in Delray Beach, directs Rust on Bone and Harlowe. 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. Admission is $15 for one reading, $25 for two, $35 for three and $45 for all four. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit gulfshoreplayhouse.org. 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 St. Johns Shoppe St. Johns ShoppeAn Upscale ThriftAn outreach ministry of St. Johns Episcopal Church BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call Our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com Catering! Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERNew Works Festival Gulfshore Playhouses second annual New Works Festival through Sept. 7. (866) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org. See story on page C5.Dinner Train Royal Palm Noir aboard the Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Train select dates through Sept. 22. 275-8487 or semgulf.com.Noises Off By The Naples Players Sept. 24-Oct. 18 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers. org.Those Were the Days Through Oct. 4 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm. com.ONGOING EXHIBITSDimensions 2D3D A variety of work on board, box, canvas, paper, pedestal and wall through Oct. 31 at Rosen Gallery & Studios. 2172 J & C Blvd. 821-1061.Extraction & Deficit Works by Ecuadoran artist Cesar Aguilera at The Naples Depot Museum through Oct. 31. 252-8476 or colliermuseums.org. Camera USA: National Photography Exhibition Forty-six photographs taken around the country by photographers from around the country on display 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.Art of the Everglades Never No More: Southwest Florida by Rob Storter through Oct. 31 at Marco Island Historical Museum. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 642-1440 or colliermuseums.com.Directors Picks Paintings, sculpture and glassworks among the favorites of gallery director Lynn Pitochelli at Trudy Labell Fine Art. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 2425 Tamiami Trail N. 434-7778 or trudylabellfineart.com.French Flair Part of Paris & Provence at Jo-Gi Gallery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday. 1080 Fifth Ave. S. 659-5644 or jogigallery.com.THURSDAY9.4Go Wild Celebrate National Wildlife Day at Rookery Bay with BOGO admission ($5 for two people) and numerous entertaining and educational presentations, including Slithering Snakes from 11-11:45 a.m. and Watercolor Walk from noon to 2 p.m. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org.Garden Tour Naples Historical Society offers tours of The Norris Gardens at Historic Palm Cottage from 10-11 a.m. $10, free for NHS members. Reservations required. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164.Library Film Naples Regional Library presents a free screening of Adams Rib (USA, 1949) at 2 p.m. Reservations required. 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or collierlibrary.org. Italian Classics Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life of Naples leads a class in Italian summer classics from 6-8 p.m. $60. RSVP: 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com.Music at Mercato The Music Nights series at Mercato continues with live music by Americana singer/songwriter Roy Schneider on the lawn from 6-8 p.m. 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.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.Just for Laughs Michael Mack takes the stage at 8 p.m. tonight through Sept. 7 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club in Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com.FRIDAY9.5Heres to Beers Naples Beach Brewery hosts a tasting and tour from 4-8 p.m. $15 includes 2 ounces of each beer brewed followed by two 12-ounce pours. naplesbeachbrewery.com.Welcome to the Weekend Say TGIF with $5 flutes of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label ($25 for Le Grand Dame) from 5-7 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. Live entertainment. 475 Seagate Drive. 597-3232.Art Opening Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for the exhibit Black & White and Shades of Gray from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit runs through Sept. 18.495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Live Music John Mameli performs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com.More Tunes Enjoy music by the duo The Initials from 7-10 p.m. at Agave Bar & Grill. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-3473.Paint the Giraffe Paint Geoffrey the giraffe from 7-9 p.m. at Vinos Picasso. $38 includes supplies and instruction. BYOB. Registration required. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-8750 or vinospicasso.com.SATURDAY9.6Farmers 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.Off 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.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.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. Giveaways include dog treats. 1411 Solana Road. 649-1400.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.SUNDAY9.7Fresh Goods The Collier Boulevard Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11725 Collier Blvd. 206-4339.Reggae Sunday The Floribbean All Stars take the stage at 9:30 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 435-9333 or southstreetnaples.com.MONDAY9.8Jazz Jam Jebry & Friends Jazz Jam from 6-9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun and Spirits. 431-7928 or fredsdiner.com.Film Night The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a screening and discussion of Monsieur Lazhar 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.TUESDAY9.9Local 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.Winemaker Welcome Decanted Wines hosts a complimentary tasting welcoming winemaker Arco Laarman from 5-7 p.m. 434-1814 or email@example.com.Live Jazz The Andy Lutkoff Jazz Ensemble performs from 6-9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 431-7928 or fredsdiner.com.Panther Partners Conservancy of Southwest Florida and The Naples Zoo celebrate a partnership to advance panther research in Florida. Doors open at the Conservancy at 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., Conservancy wildlife biologist David Shindle discusses his years of tracking the awe-inspiring big cats. $10 (free for Naples Zoo and Conservancy members). RSVP required. 262-5409, ext. 135, or firstname.lastname@example.org.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. at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. $25 includes refreshments. 592-0300. 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.WEDNESDAY9.10Duran Duran Silverspot Cinema at Mercato presents a one-time screening of Duran Duran: Unstaged, a 120-minute concert directed by David Lynch, starting at 7:30 p.m. $16. silverspot.net.Chamber Music Enjoy free performances of chamber music by members of the Naples Philharmonic today at 3:30 p.m. 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. Guitarist Tom DesRochers entertains from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 5 at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 293-2675 or caperskitchen.com.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GONAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 COMING UPLive Jam The Whole Tones perform at 9 p.m. Sept. 12 at Agave Bar & Grill. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. 598-3473.Latino Celebration The Home Depot at Airport-Pulling Road and Davis Boulevard celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 with traditional food and refreshments, childrens workshops, music, games and more fun. 793-2203.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.Latin Jam West Side Tropico performs at Freds Food, Fun, and Spirits from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 13. $8/cover. 431-7928 or fredsdiner.com. Movie Night Bring the family and settle in on the lawn at Mercato for a free screening of The Lone Ranger starting at sundown Sept. 15. 254-1080.Book Discussion South Regional Library hosts a discussion of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline at 2 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. Reservations required. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org.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.Nibbles & Wine Decanted Wines hosts a tapas and wine pairing prepared by Chef Amber Phillips from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. $60. Reservations required. 434-1814 or email@example.com.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 Paint Your Own Wine Glasses from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 19. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241 or dagnysspirits.com.Blues Bash The Fourth Annual Naples Bay Blues Bash to benefit the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center begins at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at Jacks River Bar. $10. 213-1441. Hey, Bartender Shulas hosts celebrity bartender night featuring members of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26. Proceeds benefit The United Way of Collier County. $25 admission includes one drink, appetizers and reduced drink prices. Reservations required. 659-3176. 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. 9.5#TWEETED IT#SIP IT#WILD OUTProtect the Florida #panther, one of the worlds most #endangered animals @ConservancySWFLShulas at the Hilton Naples invites you to enjoy five selected wines and five premium cocktails for $5 each from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. ShulasNaples.comPartners for panthers Conservancy of Southwest Florida and The Naples Zoo celebrate a partnership to advance panther research in Florida. Doors open at the Conservancy at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9. $10 (free for Naples Zoo and Conservancy members). napleszoo.orgCOURTESY OF FEEDCOLLIER.ORG, SOUTH REGIONAL LIBRARY, CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, SHULAS NAPLES, NAPLES ZOO.ORG AND NAPLESHISTORICALSOCIETY.ORG Fill the Void Escape the heat and humidity and enjoy a free screening of the awardwinning Israeli film Fill the Void at 2 p.m. at South Regional Library. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542. 9.6 Happy Hour for Hope The Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club of Marco and Marco Island Noontime Rotary Club host happy hour to benefit Meals of Hope from 5-7 p.m. at Old Marco Pub & Restaurant. $10 donation. 1105 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. 430-0001 or feedcollier.org. 9.9 Grandparents are greatCelebrate National Grandparents Day by bringing yours to Historic Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society. Admission is BOGO. Docent-guided tours are from 1-4 p.m. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org. L $5 each from 47 p m t hrough Friday. S hu la
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 ARTS COMMENTARY Murder, they wroteIts one of lifes odd contradictions that murder something so horrendous in real life can be so entertaining in our fiction. And nowhere has it been as fun recently as in The Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian ($25.95, Pegasus Crime), released earlier this year. In fact, one of the characters in this clever novel points that out in its very pages. Pumping the books narrator for more grisly detail(s) about recent murders, proclaiming, How thrilling your life must be now, she has a revelation: shes talking about real life, not fiction. But when one reads trashy novels it all seems exciting and rather fun, she explains. Its a kind of Inception moment, because of course they are not real people, but characters on a page, and we, the reader, are following their exploits for our own amusement. Theres also an interesting incident when a woman goes to the books major character and declares, You cannot know how glad I am to see you. I have heard it many a time that you are really a fictional character. He responds: The blame for that lies in the luridly inaccurate reportage of my cases by cheap periodicals. As you can see for yourself, madam, I am here before you in flesh and blood. Set in Victorian London of 1882, The Mangle Street Murders is Dickens meets Sherlock Holmes meets Lemony Snicket (author of the multi-volume A Series of Unfortunate Events.) Its Dickensian in setting and time, and in its colorful characters. Like the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, it boasts a crime-solving duo: a narcissistic private detective (he prefers the term personal detective) known throughout London and his sidekick, his ward, who tags along and narrates their exploits. And, though this is definitely not a childrens book, it seems to share Lemony Snickets mordant sense of humor and his delight in the occurrence of bad things. The book is narrated by March Middleton, a 21-year-old orphan who leaves the countryside to live in London with her godfather and legal guardian, Sidney Grice. Grice is known throughout the city for his crime-solving abilities. But hes not what she expected. To start with, hes short (5-foot-2) and has a glass eye that keeps falling out. Hes also totally bereft of kindness or human niceties. He possesses an unending thirst for tea, and has even invented an insulated flask (The Grice Heat Retentive Bottle) that keeps tea hot for up to three hours. (But no milk please I will not drink the mammary excretions of cattle, he declares. Even the smell is nauseating.) But Ms. Middleton is not what you would expect from a Victorian woman either. She likes to smoke and have a sip or two of gin now and then. She knows her own mind and isnt afraid to speak it, either. The men she interacts with all expect her to be silly and illogical, but she proves them wrong time and again. And, having assisted her late father, a doctor, she doesnt flinch when dealing with dead bodies, whether its on the crime scene itself or in a mortuary. The Mangle Street Murders begins with a husband falsely accused of killing his young wife. He is sure to hang, unless Grice proves him innocent. This is Mr. Kasasians first novel, but the cover says The Gower St. Detective Book 1, which gives the promise of more to come. (The Curse of the House of Foskett is set to be published in January.) In an interview in Publishers Weekly with Suzanne Fox, Mr. Kasasian has said that when he was 14, his parents gave him a book called Orrible Murder, which contained illustrations from penny dreadful magazines. I was fascinated by the drawings of policemen bending with lanterns over corpses in alleys, bystanders throwing up their hands in horror, people being stabbed or strangled in theatrical poses, he told her. The Victorians reveled in a good gruesome murder. I wanted to write a good old-fashioned murder mystery. He has, yet it is old-fashioned and modern at the same time. Mr. Kasasians Mangle Street Murders is both good and gruesome. If theres any justice in the world, his books will become as popular and as numerous as Alexander McCall Smiths No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency novels.AlsoThe Interns Handbook ($25, Simon & Schuster) is also a fun read. This book, set in contemporary times, is about a company, Human Resources Inc., that trains assassins to kill highprofile corporate executives. They do so by working as interns, because no one is as invisible or anonymous as an unpaid intern. The book is written as a handbook/ biography of John Lago, their top assassin. Hes on his last assignment, as everyone has to retire at age 25, or else look suspiciously old for an intern. This entertaining book, filled with dark humor, is the first of a trilogy. Sony recently purchased the rights to turn it into a movie, starring Dave Franco. The Interns Handbook has one of the most clever covers Ive seen a skull and crossbones, created with a Scotch tape holder, a binder clip, pushpins and two pens. On a more serious note is I Am Pilgrim ($26.99, Atria/Emily Bestler Books), a thriller by Terry Hayes. Its action-driven, and a definite page-turner. It opens with a body found in a dive of a hotel in lower Manhattan. The womans face and fingerprints have been eaten away by acid, and her teeth were pulled, so she is impossible to identify. The rooms also been washed down with a DNA-eradicating spray. It seems like the perfect murder. A secret agent, whose code name is Pilgrim, is called in to help solve the crime, as hes written (under a pen name) the definitive book on forensics. The thriller also involves a cat-and-mouse chase with a terrorist from Saudi Arabia who develops a vaccineresistant strain of smallpox he intends to release on the United States. The author was a Hollywood screenwriter and producer, and you can tell from this action-propelled story. I found some of the incidents, including the ending, somewhat implausible, and had to suspend my belief. And the author refers to women as chicks in a number of places, which doesnt make him sound cool but merely old and unenlightened. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 PUZZLES HOROSCOPES LET EM IN 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, C9VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Unkept promises might cause plans to go awry this week. You can either grumble about people letting you down or find a way to make the best of it and move on. The choice is yours. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Putting off making a commitment early in the week could be a good move. Best to act when you know youre making an informed decision. Expect more facts to emerge by the weeks end. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A recent act of kindness on your part could take on special meaning this week. Also, look for signs of upcoming changes in both your personal and professional relationships. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Many of the tougher communication barriers between you and others in the workplace or at home could begin breaking down this week. Expect some surprises to emerge. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your tough love attitude toward someone you care for could be misunderstood. Try to be less judgmental and show more consideration in the way you relate to that person. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An unexpected workplace challenge could be daunting. But take what you know (and you know more than you realize) and apply it to the problem, and you should see positive results. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Recent relationship changes for both single and paired Pisces continue to influence much of your week. Keep your focus on developing the positive aspects as you move along. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It might not be wise to pursue goals involving others, unless you can stop impulsively rejecting new ideas. Either open your mind or wait until next week, when this ornery mood passes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for the Bovine to be creative and practical for yourself and your surroundings. Shop wisely, not impulsively, and keep your Bulls eye focused on quality, not quantity. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You should feel more confident about moving ahead with plans that had to be delayed by an unexpected turn of events. Also, family matters might need more time than first anticipated. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be considerate of others as you move into a new area in your professional life. Take time to meet people and discuss mutual goals. The more you get to know each other, the better. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Creating a fuss could get your ideas noticed quickly. But it would be best to present your case, and then wait for a reaction to follow in due course, rather than try to force it to happen. BORN THIS WEEK: You set your goals with assurance and influence others to follow suit. You would be an excellent philosopher and teacher. The perfect Venue for your NEXT EVENT! Meetings and Events Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel FL 33957 | 239.472.0693 | www.ThistleLodge.comVarious Indoor and Outdoor Spaces at our 23 Acre Beachfront Property
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 C11 LATEST FILMSThe November ManIs it worth $10? NoEspionage thrillers are all about pace: Too fast and the audience cant keep up, too slow and the intrigue is reduced to a bore. The November Man is the latter. Numerous watch-checking slow moments, tedious action and loose ends inhibit the otherwise smart story from really taking off. This is the epitome of a meh movie, fittingly coming at the end of a distinctly meh summer. Pierce Brosnan stars as Peter, an ex-CIA operative trying to enjoy his retirement in Switzerland. His old handler Hanley (Bill Smitrovich) pays him a visit to say Peters former girlfriend Natalia (Mediha Musliovic) has dirt on an aspiring Russian political candidate named Federov (Lazar Ristovski), and that the operation is so hush-hush only Peter can get Natalia out of Russia safely. Peter fails, of course, because this failure is the trigger for the rest of the plot to swing into motion. Before she dies, however, Natalia gives Peter the name Mira Filipova, thereby providing him a lead that can expose Federov. Now Peter and Federovs mercenary (Amila Terzimehic) are after the last living link to Mira, her social worker Alice (Olga Kurylenko). All the while, Peters former CIA protge Mason (Luke Bracey) is ordered to kill Peter. Throw in Peters daughter, Masons fling with his neighbor (Eliza Taylor), an ambitious journalist (Patrick Kennedy), betrayals, sexism and all-around tough talk and you have a movie with a lot going on thats in no rush to do anything. Worse, it doesnt even play the standard action movie tropes correctly: A car shattering a large sheet of glass feels tacked-on, the henchman falling in slowmotion from the top of the stairs comes way too late and if there was dramatic music pacing the action, it didnt register. The running time is 108 minutes; it feels 15 minutes longer and it shouldve been 15 minutes shorter. The odd thing is, director Roger Donaldson has a proven track record of quality action and drama. Specifically, The Bank Job (2008), Thirteen Days (2000) and No Way Out (1987) were masterfully constructed exhibitions of suspense that gradually built to an explosive climax. And if he could make the Cuban Missile Crisis suspenseful in Thirteen Days when we already know how it ends he certainly couldve handled this film better. Mr. Brosnan, now 61, is game for what the role requires, but hes done this sort of thing so long its old hat for him and us. That said, Peter is not a retirement-age James Bond; rather, hes a wearied, cynical drunk whos seen too much and cant outrun his past. Think Clint Eastwoods Will Munny in Unforgiven (1992), only as an ex spy, to give you an idea. The November Man is a tale of high-ranking political intrigue that should have been gritty espionage fun. Instead its a yawn, a movie that has all the pieces in place but fails to bring them together in a tangible way. i p a ( W s g dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Pierce Brosnan played James Bond four times between 1995 and 2002; Olga Kurylenko was a Bond girl in Quantum of Solace (2008). Managers Special And so much more... New Orleans Muffaletta Fresh Fruit Tray Chicken Pasta Primo Taco SaladSandwiches, pasta, stued potatoes, kids meals and more Apples to Zucchini Salad Bar Catering & Delivery Free Ice Cream for diners jasonsdeli.comVariety is our spiceTMFort Myers Reections Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake 239-590-9994 Sarasota 5231 University Pkwy. @ Honore 941-351-5999 Port Charlotte US Hwy. 41 & 776 941-235-3354 Cape Coral Santa Barbara near Veterans 239-458-8700 Naples Immokalee near Airport 239-593-9499 MondaySaturday 11Close & Sunday 9Close Lunch & Dinner MondaySaturday Brunch & Dinner Sunday Happy Hour Everyday OpenClose2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples 239.431.7438caperskitchen.com Your Neighborhood Restaurant KITCHEN & BAR BrunchLunchDinnerCatering Enjoy a Taste of the Chesapeake! Featuring Maryland Crab Cakes YOUR RAVENS & REDSKINS HEADQUARTERS! WATCH YOUR TEAM ON OUR 7 FLAT SCREENS! Please present coupon to receive discount. Not valid on any other offers or promotions. One per person. Expires 9/30/14.ON LUNCH ENTREESMondaySaturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.BAR BITES FROM $3.99HAPPY HOUR OPENCLOSE 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 WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 FILM CAPSULESThe November Man (Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylendo, Luke Bracey) An ex-CIA operative (Mr. Brosnan) returns to action when his old flame uncovers dirt on the Russian presidentelect. It has all the pieces of a solid espionage thriller, but they dont come together in an entertaining way. Rated R.Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin) Four vignettes comprise the action in writer/directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Millers sequel to the 2005 sensation Sin City. None of the four stories titillate, and the film only looks good not great in 3D. Rated R.If I Stay (Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley) Teenage cello prodigy Mia (Ms. Moretz) is in a horrific car accident and must choose to live or die as we witness flashbacks to her Juilliard audition and growing love for boyfriend Adam (Mr. Blackley). Although there are some nice moments, the story as a whole is labored and the Mia/Adam relationship doesnt feel real. Rated PG-13.The 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 C13 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 outof-this-world good time. It also fits nicely within the Avengers-driven Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rated PG-13.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). Its full of clichs and heavy messages, but Mr. Douglas acerbic one-liners and the chemistry between him and Ms. Keaton make it moderately enjoyable. 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 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.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. V2+UJoin us at Naples Best Happy Hour featuring Veuve Clicquot and specially priced delectable fare and libations. Every Friday from 5 to 7pm at The Bar. 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 | (BAR) 239.594.6058 WALDORFASTORIANAPLES.COM $5 VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL $5 SELECT COCKTAILS AND WINE $5 SELECT APPETIZERS $25 VEUVE CLICQUOT LA GRANDE DAME $25 PREMIUM APPETIZERSFeaturing 12 times awarded Best Live Theatre: THE NAPLES PLAYERS PRESENTThis popular farce follows the onstage and ostage antics of a dysfunctional troupe of actors as they stumble through their nal dress rehearsal, all the way to the tumultuous closing night of their low budget production of Nothing On. Missed cues, slamming doors and broken backstage romances give a sneak peek into what it is really like on the other side of the curtain. Deemed one of the funniest plays ever written about the theatre, Noises O is guaranteed to leave you rolling in the aisles. Sponsored by: Sept. 24 Oct. 18, 2014 Wednesday Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 2:00 p.m.Tickets: 239-263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.orgThe Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre 701 5th Ave. South, Naples, FL 34102 Tickets: Adults $35 Students 21 and under $10In Blackburn Hall at Sugden Community Theatre Gift Certicates Available pelicanlarrys.com1046 Pine Ridge Road239-649-08007785 Davis Blvd. 239-793-2004 HAPPY HOURSPECIALS MondayFriday 11AM7PM2 for 1 Appetizers AMAZING FOOTBALL BEER & FOOD SPECIALSEvery Saturday and Sunday!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 WRITING CHALLENGE Stories set under and around the big top As the 2014 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge continues, we invite readers to send us short stories based on our photo prompts. The works here were inspired by the accompanying photograph. For those who didnt get around to entering last week, the photo prompt remains the same this week. You have until midnight Sunday, Sept. 7, to send us your narrative work of fiction (no more than 1,500 words, and no poems, please). Previous entrants are welcome to submit again. Well offer a new photo prompt in next weeks edition. Two winners will receive a ticket each to the Sanibel Island Writers Conference Nov. 6-9. Please email your prose to writing@ floridaweekly.com. Be sure to include your name, address and phone. For more information about the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, visit fgcu.edu/siwc. The Circus Job Michele UmmarinoNaplesI saw them sneak off from the gang and I followed them. I knew I shouldnt be doing it, but I couldnt help myself. Ive always loved when the circus came to town. The smells of the animals mixed with cotton candy and roasted peanuts. And the gnawing feeling of danger in the pit of my stomach, maybe from the strange, exotic carnies or the people who always worked the booths or the wild animals who could wreak havoc at any moment. My heart is racing. They dont know Im watching, they are so wrapped up in the sights and sounds under the big top. Its almost time for the rst show. You can hear the horses neighing and prancing and the band playing to keep the audience entertained until the jugglers and clowns get the show started. But everyone is really waiting for the trapeze artists ying through the air with no nets. All the rest is just a tease. The side shows with the fat lady, the bearded lady, clowns with their dancing dogs and how can I forget the gentle giant. All the oddities in glass jars, the poor fetus, the brain and God knows what all the other gelatinous substances can be. Where do they get that stuff? Its so creepy. But the people cant get enough of it. How did I get myself into this situation? I dont want to feel like this, but I cant help it. I hope no one saw me. I dont think they did. I was very careful. I would hate to come this far and fail. Or worse, get caught. I dont know what I would do or say. No one would ever believe me. They never do. It must be a record crowd today. I dont remember seeing so many people in years past. I love looking at all of them, wondering what they are thinking, listening to bits and pieces of their conversations. Some are so happy, while others bring their arguments with them like they are at home and no one can hear. I guess it takes all kinds. I cant lose sight of them. How would I explain? No one would ever trust me again. I need to prove that I can handle it. Oh, the excitement of it all. I have never felt so in charge in my life. I can hear the barkers selling their potions for everything from ridding headaches to nding love. I dont know if they work, but people must think they do, because they line up to listen and buy loads of the little bottles and jars. If you ask me, I think theyre all suckers. If it worked so well, wouldnt the doctors give it to you? Now where did they get to? Ive lost them. They couldnt be far. The best part of the show is about to begin. Why did they do it? I just cant gure it out. Everything was going so well, I thought. There they are. They must have moved closer to the ring. They would never think I was the one for this job. Well, they would be wrong. So wrong. Ill show them. They always look down on me. They are fools. Why do people always underestimate people? I guess they will have to nd out the hard way. Thats what people say, isnt it? They have to be blind not to see me. I am hiding in plain sight. They make me sick. Look at them, holding hands and gazing at each other like lovesick cows. The popcorn vendor is coming, It smells so good and buttery, like they sprayed the butter in the air. I wonder if they do? Hey mister, Ill take one of those! Mmm, so good! They turned around when I called out, but they were just looking to get a box for themselves. I was afraid they spotted me for a minute. The horses, all dressed up in their plumes and satin, are on stage now. The pretty girls riding them in the ring have hardly any clothes on. The crowd loves them, but I think its shameful. The minister wouldnt like it, not a little bit. Finally, its time for the Flying Walendas. I have been waiting so long to see them. They are running out onto the oor and climbing higher and higher up to the top of the tent. Its so quiet you can hear a pin drop. I dont think I am breathing. Any minute they will start to y across the big top in their skintight clothes with rhinestones and sparkles like shooting stars. All the spotlights are on them. I cant breathe. One day I will y to the top of the tent and shine like a diamond. Its always over too soon. Dont go yet! The applause is so loud it hurts my ears. Someday I will hear the clapping, and it will be for me. Oh, no. The crowd is leaving and I cant see them. No, no, no. Mama would have been so proud of me. But now she is going to kill me. I promised I would keep a close eye on them and tell her everything. What am I going to do? I wonder what age you have to be to join this circus. 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*. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 FLORIDA WRITERSThis Game is high-stakes espionage action at its best Assassins Game by Ward Larsen. Forge. 384 pages. Hardcover. $25.99.This sophisticated espionage thriller brings back into print Mossad operative David Slaton, who first appeared in Ward Larsens well-received The Perfect Assassin (2008). Slaton is a specialist a kidon (an assassin) in Israels greatly feared security force. The assignment he receives follows upon two failures by Mossad operatives to assassinate an important target: the man in charge of Irans nuclear weapon program. Slaton does not take this assignment willingly. The novel opens with Slaton retired and living a new life as Edmund Deadmarch. Married to Dr. Christine Palmer, he seems happy with their quiet life in Northern Va., where he works (or perhaps exercises) lifting and placing large rocks for a landscape contractor. Then he receives a message on his phone, quits his job and takes off. We find Christine at a medical conference in Stockholm, where she is confronted in a caf near her hotel by a man from her husbands Mossad past, a man named Anton Bloch. Though supposedly the Mossad was out of their lives, something has changed. Bloch tells Christine he has been ordered to manipulate a situation that will force Slaton back into the game. He points to a nearby threat foreign operatives ready to abduct her and gives her instructions for escape. Christine flees for her life. This threat, perhaps actually the Mossad scheme to make Slaton do its bidding, does bring him back into action. We learn that there is a leak in the Mossad hierarchy that is probably responsible for the failed assassination attempts (with consequent personnel losses). A skilled, savvy outsider is needed to run an independent attack on the Iranian nuclear weapons mastermind, Dr. Hamedi. So, when Slaton as Edmund Deadmarch arrives in Stockholm, he has two concerns: protecting his wife and performing the assassination. When he learns that the Mossad has taken Christine, his maneuverings to rescue her involve mayhem in the area near the Strand Hotel where she has been staying. This bloody mess, brilliantly described, brings aging Inspector Arne Sanderson into the case. From here on, Assassins Game develops with suspense-packed, clockwork precision. Mr. Larsen strategically shifts the readers perspective by following, alternately, Slaton, Christine, Sanderson, Hamedi, and Behrouz, the Iranian security chief who must protect Hamedi. Their separate activities, thoughts and connections with sharply drawn function characters are all part of a race to the success or failure of Slatons mission and his marriage. Hamedi will be speaking, under heavy guard, at an important meeting in Geneva. That meeting provides Slatons opportunity. Timing is everything. As the story line shifts from Stockholm to Geneva, the paths of the principal characters are magnificently described and set against the shortening timetable. European train lines, boats, automobiles and a private plane are among the many vehicles of escape and pursuit that the author follows all the while confidently filling in the meticulous details of place. Along the way, David and Christine manage a rendezvous during which she reveals to him that she is pregnant. The genius of the authors world-building lies not only in his verbal construction of natural settings and architectural features and his spatial mapping of action, but also in his decision to surround his major characters with high-function foils (such as Janna Magnusson, the private pilot who transports David) and to place them within communities of skill and interest. We get inside the Stockholm police community, the Iranian security hierarchy and the Mossad. The intense interaction within these small communities makes the issues and agents come alive in the readers imagination. And so does Mr. Larsens ability to make us feel the character and emotional journey of each. Assassins Game is high-stakes espionage thriller action at its best.About the author Ward Larsen is a two-time winner of the Florida Book Award. His first thriller, The Perfect Assassin, is currently being adapted into a major motion picture by Amber Entertainment. His bestselling work has been nominated for both the Edgar and Macavity awards. A former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, he flew more than 20 missions in Operation Desert Storm. He has also served as a federal law enforcement officer and is a trained aircraft accident investigator. He lives in Sarasota. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 Celebrity chefs are a vital ingredient in Naples Winter Wine Festival SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYAward-winning chef Barbara Lynch returns to Naples Winter Wine Festival for her fourth year in 2015, this time as the honored Chef de Cuisine. Recognized as one of the top chef-restaurateurs in her native Boston and throughout the country, Chef Lynch will be joined by 17 all-star chefs and 41 acclaimed vintners for the weekend of food, wine and philanthropy Jan. 23-25 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Chef Lynch is the CEO of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, comprised of many of Bostons best restaurants and culinary experiences, including No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters and Menton, which is Bostons only AAA FiveDiamond, Forbes Five-Star and Relais & Chteaux propery. Named Outstanding Restaurateur by the James Beard Foundation this year, she is a four-time James Beard Award winner and is the only female in the country to hold the distinguished title of Grand Chef Relais & Chteaux. Chefs for the 2015 NWWF come to Naples from some of the United States most celebrated restaurants in 11 different cities and hold a collective 23 James Beard awards. They are: Paul Bartolotta of Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare, Las Vegas Tom Colicchio of Craft Restaurants, New York and other cities Curtis Duffy of Grace, Chicago Ryan Hardy of Charlie Bird, New York City Melissa Kelly of Primo Restaurant, Rockland, Maine Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Atlanta Joseph Lenn of The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn. Matthias Merges of A10 Hyde Park, Chicago Carrie Nahabedian of NAHA, Chicago Carmen Quagliata of Union Square Caf, New York City Kent Rathbun & Kevin Rathbun of Abacus, Dallas, and Rathbun Steak, Atlanta Richard Reddington of REDD, Napa Valley, Cali. Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish & Oyster, Chicago Rick Tramonto and John Folse of Restaurant Revolution, New Orleans Cindy Wolf of Charleston, Baltimore Tickets to NWWF 2015: Imagine the Possibilities start at $8,500 per couple and go up to $20,000 for a package that includes reserved seating for a party of four at the same vintner dinner and under the auction tent. Festival proceeds benefit area childrens charities through the festivals founding organization, the Naples Children & Education Foundation. For more information, call (888) 837-4919 or visit napleswinefestival.com. 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 9/28/2014 Not good with any other offer.The Real Taste of Naples The Flavor of the Gulf Coast 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 C17 About a year ago, 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold seemed set to take a left turn with his career. He had gotten busy working on a country solo record. The album hasnt surfaced, however; instead, Mr. Arnold finds himself back working with 3 Doors Down, spending a big chunk of the year on an acoustic tour billed as Songs From the Basement. It comes to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers for a concert starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Mr. Arnold is not complaining that 2014 wont mark the start of his country solo career. To be honest, I was starting to do that (solo record) because I wasnt really happy with where this band was, he said in a recent phone interview. I was just getting frustrated I never wanted to leave the band. I just wanted to go do something that was fun again. Some changes in personnel have helped toward that end, apparently. New to the bands lineup are lead guitarist Chet Roberts and bassist Justin Biltonen. Guitarist Chris Henderson and drummer Greg Upchurch remain with 3 Doors Down. Everybody gets along, Mr. Arnold said. We all ride on one bus again instead of having to split up into several buses Nobody ever fights, and nobody ever even really argues. Ill tell you what, thats nice. Whatever issues developed between the original members of 3 Doors Down, they didnt stop the group from having major success. Formed in Escatawpa, Miss., in 1996, the band burst onto the national scene in 2000 with its debut album, The Better Life, which sold more than 3 million copies. Away from the Sun in 2002 enjoyed similar success, and Seventeen Days went platinum in 2005. The bands two most recent albums, in 2008 and 2011, have fallen short of platinum, but have still given 3 Doors Down a few more rock radio hits. A departure from the usual fully electric melodic hard rock that has been 3 Doors Downs signature, the current acoustic tour happened quite casually. Last years acoustic gig in the bands hometown of Nashville was so well received and was so much fun for the band that talk quickly turned to taking the show on the road. We want the audience to feel like theyre in the basement watching us practice, Mr. Arnold said. We get up there and play our songs as best we can, and we goof off and tell jokes and mess with each other. 3 Doors Down brings acoustic tour to town BY ALAN SCULLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent 3 Doors Down Songs From the Basement tour>> When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 >> Where: The Barbara B. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 KOVEL: ANTIQUES Horn furniture reused leftover parts creatively BY TERRY KOVEL AND KIM KOVELFurniture made from recycled workbenches and school lockers, or huge metal parts from factory machines is not a new idea. Our ancestors recycled clothing into quilts, tin advertising signs into patches for a leaky roof and cattle horns into Victorian chairs. The earliest horn furniture was made in Germany in the 1830s, and by the late 1870s, it was being made in the United States. Slaughterhouses in Chicago had a huge supply of horns left over from the processing of meat. It is said that the Tobey Furniture Co. of Chicago exhibited a sofa and chair made with horn arms at the Chicago Exposition of 1876. Later they also used horns for the legs and backs with upholstered seats, forming furniture with the curving lines popular at the time. Horns from buffalo, elk and longhorn cattle, as well as antlers, were used for tables, hall trees, rocking chairs and footstools. This novel furniture lost favor, and by the 1890s was bought for hunting lodges and cabins. By 1900, horn chairs were considered old-fashioned and not often seen. But there was a revival of interest in the 1980s, and old pieces brought good prices at auctions. Today an antique piece of horn furniture made and signed by a famous maker, or one that shows exceptional skill with clever design and inlays, retails for over $10,000. Average pieces bring $1,000 to $2,000 or less. Q: My grandmother left me a cobaltblue glass pitcher and 12 tall matching drinking glasses. The pitcher has an ice lip. Each piece is decorated with a white silhouette of a sailboat and flying birds. I think the set is more than 100 years old. My aunt once told me they were stored in my grandmothers china closet and rarely used. Theyre in perfect condition. Who made the set and what is it worth? A: Your set of Depression Glass dishes is about 75 years old, not 100. They were made in the late 1930s by the Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. of Wheeling, W.Va. The pattern usually is called Ships or Sailboat. The pattern was made by adding the ship decoration to Hazel-Atlas undecorated Moderntone dishes. Pitchers and tumblers in the Ships pattern are not in great demand these days, but if yours are in perfect condition they would sell the pitcher for about $50 and the glasses for $10-$20 each, depending on their size. Q: We have a set of childrens furniture that includes a crib, dresser, chifferobe with drawers and a door, and a toy box. A tag on the back reads Little Edison Furniture. We bought it in 1948, and it has served 17 children through the years. Its been professionally refinished and the lid to the toy box has been replaced. Any idea what the set is worth? A: Thomas Alva Edison, the famous inventor, bought the Wisconsin Chair Company of New London, Wisc., in 1917 and changed the name to Wisconsin Panel and Cabinet Company. The factory made cabinets for Edison phonographs. Later, the name of the company became Edison Wood Products. A line of childrens furniture was introduced in 1927. It was sold under the name Edison Little Folks Furniture beginning in 1937. The parent company merged with McGraw Electric Company in 1957 and became McGraw-Edison. Edison Wood Products continued operating under that name until 1969 when the Simmons Company bought McGraw-Edison and Edison Little Folks furniture became Simmons Juvenile Furniture. Value of your set that has been refinished and This remarkable table, made of horns in 1892, is signed W. H. T. Ehle on the inlaid wooden top. The table was made from 82 horns and is 28 inches high. It sold at auction earlier this year in New Orleans for $9,840. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 C19 has replacement parts, $600. Q: I have a piece of Satuma pottery thats marked Satsuma and Made in China. What is it worth? A: Not much. Satsuma is a Japanese ware. Its crackle-glazed and cream-colored with multicolor decorations. It was first made in the 1600s in the Satsuma area of Japan. Today its also made in potteries near Kyoto. Any piece of pottery marked Satsuma in English probably dates from the 1970s or later. And anything also marked Made in China is not real Satsuma. Perhaps your Chinese vase used the pattern name Satsuma to mislead collectors. Marks on genuine Satsuma, most of them in Japanese, can be found online. Q: When I was 10 years old (Im 92 now), an elderly family friend gave me his violin. It has a label inside that reads Anno 17 -, Carlo Bergonzi, Fece in Cremona. I have been told that it might have been made by an understudy of Stradivari. Could you tell me if that might be true? A: Carlo Bergonzi (1683-1747) was indeed a pupil of Antonio Stradivari, and he made violins on his own, too. We receive a lot of questions about violins and can tell you that copies of Bergonzi and other high-quality 17thand 18th-century violins have been made since the 19th century. It is very unlikely that your violin is a real Bergonzi. That doesnt mean it is a piece of junk, though. Have an expert take a look at it. Even a professional violinist can give you an educated opinion. Tip : Mix and match dishes when you host a party. If color-coordinated, the dinner plate can be from a different set than the cup and saucer or salad plate. Use old and new sets. Its the in look today. 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. Depression glass tray, Mayfair pattern, pink, c ent er handle, 12 inches, $15. S ilver tray, grape and vase border, handles, o val, footed, Gorham, 16 inches, $85. A&P store bin, wood, tin lining, red, g old p aint, 18 by 30 inches, $235. Royal Doulton vase, flambe, hunter with rifle in f orest, slope shoulder, 13 inches, pair, $295. National Cash Register Model 35, embos sed br ass, marble sill, 1917, 22 inches, $450. Mechanical bank, bricklayers, wall, cast ir on, Shep ard Hardware, 7 inches, $950. Linen press, Chippendale, cherry, two p anel door s, three drawers, bracket feet, c. 1790, 75-by-47 inches, $1,250. Boehm porcelain eagle, wings outstr et ched, rocky base, c. 1990, 20-by-19 inches, $1 ,625. Necklace, silver, amethyst drops, boomer ang -shape links, box closure, Mexico, 16 inches, $1,875. Birth fraktur, Johan Georg Schliger, ink, w a tercolor, blousy angel artist, Penn sylvania, 1794, 13-by-17 inches, $2,040. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. $17.95Entrees include soup or fresh garden salad, choice of potato & fresh vegetableFor reservations call 239-325-2630 SEAFOOD SIZZLER Middle Neck $12.00 SundayLOBSTER NIGHT $29Maine Lobster Fra Diavolo in a Spicy Tomato Sauce over LinguineMondayCOZZE $12Sauted Mussels in a Light Spicy Tomato Sauce or White Wine SauceTuesdayPASTA NIGHT $12Choose from 12 Di erent PastasWednesday50% OFF BOTTLES OF WINE Under $100ThursdayPIZZA NIGHT $12Extra Toppings $1.25 EachFridayFISH MARKET PRICEPlease Ask Server for Fish SpecialSaturdaySURF & TURF $39Petite Filet Mignon & Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Waterfront Dining at its Best Summe r NIGHTLY FEATURES SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10:00PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11:00PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4236 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-430-6273miramarenaples.com OVERWEIGHT?$249 FOUR-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMOffer includes: Complete comprehensive review of BMI, BMR, total body fat %, waist-to-hip ratio, lean vs. fat body mass, 30-days diet supplements + (3) Laser-Lipo treatments & (1) B-12 shot *Must call before 09/11/14 Must mention Florida Weekly when booking to get offer. (a $699 value) www.naplesweightloss.com2590 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34119 Located on the corner of I-75 & Immokalee Road Naples Weight Loss & WellbeingLose up to 30 lbs in 30 days! 239.434.6533/thirdstreetsouth.com Every Saturday Now Through March 29th Shop Right on Third Street South 7:30amNoonOver 50 Vendors from Broad Avenue to 13th Avenue South Every Saturday morning from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m.Located behind Tommy Bahamas in the Neapolitan parking between Third and Gordon Drive
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 THIS WEEK ON WGCUTV THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 10 P.M. Secrets of Her Majestys Secret Service Lift the veil of secrecy on MI6, the legendary British spy agency and the inspiration for the James Bond series of novels and films. FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 9 P.M. Celtic Woman: Emerald Celebrate the rich musical heritage of the Emerald Isles with Celtic Woman as members offer re-imagined versions of fan favorites. This family-friendly concert showcases the groups sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with a group of world-class musicians. SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 8 P.M. Washington Week The longest-running primetime news program on television. SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 9 P.M. Masterpiece: Breathless Otto and Elizabeths strange marriage becomes plain. Jean forms an unlikely bond with Margaret. Mulligan breaks down. A climactic series of events is kicked off by a swimsuit contest. MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 10 P.M. F.S. Key and the Song that Built America On the national anthems 200th birthday, a celebration on the Baltimore Harbor commemorates the anthems creation and the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write it. TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 9 P.M. American Experience: The Big Burn In the summer of 1910, wildfire devoured more than 3 million acres across the Northern Rockies, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nations fire policy. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 9 P.M. Nova Vaccines: Calling the Shots Diseases that were largely eradicated in the U.S. a generation ago whooping cough, measles, mumps are returning, in part because parents are skipping their childrens shots. The program features scientists, pediatricians, psychologists, anthropologists and parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions. 10 P.M. Operation Maneater Crocodile Namibias Chobe River is known as the croc attack capital of the world. Crocodiles there are growing in size and number, and so is the frequency of attacks. The program asks: Can crocs be trained to associate the sound of a bell with an electric shock? American Experience, The Big Burn, Sept. 9 Breathless, Sept. 7 Celtic Woman, Sept. 5 Got Download? The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Its FREE! Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comiPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
CELEBRITY EXTRANew NCIS to have a feel all its own BY CINDY ELAVSKYQ: Last seasons NCIS finale was a two-parter that featured Scott Bakula and CCH Pounder, which seemed like it was a setup for an NCIS spinoff. Is that going to happen? Brenda S., Joppa, Md.A: NCIS: New Orleans is definitely happening. In fact, it premieres on CBS Sept. 23 at 9/8c, right after the season 12 premiere of NCIS. The crime-procedural drama stars Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kerkovich and Paige Turco. As the title would suggest, the series is set and filmed in the Big Easy, and while it follows the NCIS formula, the show definitely has a feel all its own. Series star CCH Pounder told me recently: The pacing is definitely different. Its a different kind of temperature and atmosphere, certainly, but also, the pace of it is not as uptight as it would be in, say, Washington. It covers a wide swath of the Southern belt from New Orleans up through Alabama. The framework is the same, but the people and the content will be quite different.But just because the people are different, it doesnt mean that familiar faces wont be showing up now and again. CCH explained: Everyone wants to come to New Orleans. Joe Spano was here last week; Meredith Eaton was here; Michael Weatherly is here now. So the food and the laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) attitude have enticed a lot of them to come on down. Q: Now that Jennifer Esposito has reappeared on Taxi Brooklyn, why did she ever leave Blue Bloods? I thought that it was reported she was ill? Tony via emailA: Back in 2012, Jennifer collapsed on the Blue Bloods set due to complications from celiac disease and missed a week of work. Her doctor advised her that she needed to cut back her work schedule. Rather than work around her schedule, CBS put her on an unpaid leave of absence (and even implied that her collapse was a stunt to get a raise), and refused to let her obtain limited work in the meantime. When her contract with the show expired, she was able to look for work elsewhere. Jennifer currently is co-starring in the action-drama Taxi Brooklyn, which is based on Luc Bessons feature film called Taxi. Luc is best known for Leon: The Professional, the Taken films, the Transporter series, The Fifth Element and much, much more. Taxi Brooklyn wrapped its first season on NBC Sept. 10; there is no word as of this writing of a second season. Q: I love Bill Cosbys comedy. Does he have plans to return to TV? Robert M., via emailA: NBC announced at the Television Critics Association tour this summer that it was developing a comedy for Bill Cosby, which could premiere as early as summer 2015. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Chops City Grill, 8200 Health Park Center, Bonita Springs; 9924677 More than a decade after my memorable first visit, Chops still delivers dazzling food and draws diners willing to pay luxury prices for it. The Asianaccented menu remains focused on grilled prime steaks and other meats, though Chops has never given seafood short shrift. The 300-bottle wine list emphasizes reds but offers a good range of tastes, regions and value. A nearly 2-inch-thick rib eye was flawlessly grilled to create a crispy, bronze crust while sealing juices in the deep red medium-rare interior. With its deeply beefy flavor, this is about as good as steak gets. A pan-seared black grouper with wild mushroom risotto and screaming hot rock shrimp sauce was perfectly cooked but overwhelmed by its sauce. Desserts are the usual suspects; you might want to enjoy another one of Chops sexy cocktails instead. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2013 FISH, Village at Venetian Bay, 4369 Gulf Shore Blvd., Naples; 2633747 At this stylish bistro, you can have your fish cooked or raw and, either way, be assured of a well-executed meal. Space is tight in the dining room, so those who need more of it might want to sit on the patio, weather permitting. (If you dont mind tight spaces, small tables by the window afford great views of the bay.) Oysters Rockefeller were tasty but pricey ($20); a grilled octopus appetizer was skillfully rendered. Blackened redfish with etouffee sauce and a heaping bowl of cioppino had nearby patrons enviously eyeing our table and for good reason. Both were excellent. Should you have room for dessert, skip the creme brulee and try the tiramisu, which was expertly rendered and large enough for sharing. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2013 Lamoraga, 3936 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 331-3669 The first U.S. branch of this stylish Spanish chain features contemporary tapas in a setting to match. Pick a table or settle in at the sprawling tapas bar and watch the culinary team craft dishes such as berenjenas, three small fried eggplant with smoky, crisp skins filled with soft flesh, topped with tobiko flakes, mirin and honey; artisanal meat and cheese plates; Andalusian garlic shrimp; and Moorish lamb skewers. There are large plates as well such as baked black cod, beef short ribs and dry-aged New York strip steak. For dessert, try the warm roasted fig tart with pistachio ice cream. Lamoraga does a fine job on beverages as well, with an interesting selection of wines and cocktails served by an eager-to-please staff. Full bar. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2014 The Local, 5323 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples; 596-3276 This is a restaurant whose name aptly describes its mission: to serve as much farmand sea-to-table food as can be procured from area farms and local waters. Chef/owner Jeff Mitchell, a Culinary Institute of America alum, has a menu thats creative, a setting thats unfussy and a staff thats friendly and accommodating. Local items are boldfaced on the menu, which changes as availability does. Clam flatbread, featuring Pine Island clams, local tomatoes and herbs on a thin, yeasty crust, was a great starter. So was the snapper ceviche, with locally grown serrano peppers, avocado, red onion, cilantro, golden grape tomatoes and citrus. Grilled gulf-caught cobia with tomato confit and grassfed short ribs were both simply but expertly prepared. Sides of calabaza squash, crunchy chard and smashed potatoes were all cooked perfectly. For dessert: two mini-sized treats, Key lime panna cotta and bread pudding, both just right. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2013 Pizza Fusion, The Gateway of Naples Shopping Center, 2146 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 262-8111 Pizza Fusion's food tastes good, and the burgeoning franchise does good at the same time. This eco-friendly chain offers a menu thats 75 percent organic, with vegan and gluten-free options available and easily identified on the menu. While pizza gets a starring role here, there are other worthy contenders, including the zucchini al forno (zucchini stuffed with walnuts, breadcrumbs and bell pepper) and salads such as the pear and gorgonzola with a vibrant balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Pizzas come in two sizes: personal and large. We liked the Greek, a mix of Kalamata olives, Roma tomatoes, organic tomato sauce, feta, parsley, mozzarella and provolone on a crisp multigrain crust. Dont skip dessert: The fresh-baked chocolatechip cookies are divine. Beer and wine served. Food 1/2 Service: Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed January 2014 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Enjoy a glass of wine with our avorful lunch or dinner menu or happy hour! agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473 Corner of Airport & V anderbiltLocally owned & operated agavenap l es.com I 239 -5 98 3473 Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Loca ll y owne d & operate d 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 CUISINEAlto Live Jazz Kitchen nourishes body and soulIf youve lived in big cities, being able to stroll into a club virtually any night of the week and enjoy live jazz may not seem like a big deal. But for those of us who have resided in Southwest Florida for a while, its downright miraculous, especially when you consider that the great music is accompanied by well-crafted cocktails, a carefully chosen wine list and a similarly select and properly executed menu. Alto Live Jazz Kitchen at Bayfront in Naples is restaurateur Charles Meredays stylish tribute to the place where he got his start and lost his heart in the 1990s: Zanibar Blue, a legendary jazz supper club in Philadelphia, where jazz musicians from local talent to national names appeared and people came to feed their souls and their stomachs. He has worked in many places since but that one stuck with him and, when he found a space that he thought would work, he jumped at the chance to create his own version of it. Having had the opportunity to experience both, I can tell you that Alto is a worthy testament to the spirit that was Zanzibar Blue. Theres live jazz six nights a week and no cover charge. Just stop on in, take a seat at the bar and have a drink or settle in at a table and spend the evening, having dinner, or a series of small plates, paired with glasses of wine or cocktails. Although the original menu has been scaled back significantly since the departure of Mr. Meredays one-time mentor and partner, chef Nadir Sherwani, what is being served is fresh and well prepared. In August, chef Jay Bucklin, previously from South Seas Island Resort on Captiva, came in to head up the kitchen and perhaps hell expand the offerings as the winter season nears. If you arent in the mood for a meal, you can order a charcuterie plate full of artisan meats and cheeses, along with some pickled vegetables, or an array of tapenades olives, tomato bruschetta and hummus served with crostini. The menu ranges widely, focusing on seasonally fresh ingredients rather than on a particular cuisine. Thats why scampi-style prawns, an Asian-style tuna cocktail, fried oysters with remoulade and ham hock and okra gumbo all find a home here. The tuna cocktail ($16) consists of bits of tuna tartare lightly dressed with wasabi and chili-lime soy sauce, served with tortilla chips. The tuna was tender and fresh, and the sauce had just a hint of heat. The chips were a great, crunchy vehicle for eating it. More substantial were the Asian steam buns ($12), three soft, steamed buns filled with tender teriyaki chicken, crunchy Asian slaw, cilantro and slightly sweet unagi sauce. This dish and a salad would constitute a satisfying meal on their own. From among the salads, we shared the caprese ($14), and were glad we decided to split it. Even half of this dish, which featured heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and micro green basil sprouts, was large. All the ingredients were just right, particularly those heirloom tomatoes, which were a rainbow of colors, meaty and richly flavored. You can spend a little or a lot on an entree here. At one end of the scale is the Alto burger ($18); at the other, the surf and turf ($58), an 8-ounce filet and 5-ounce Caribbean lobster tail served with lobster mashed potatoes. Considering what wed already eaten, the burger was a good choice and quite substantial. The large beef patty overflowed its bun and was topped with aged cheddar cheese and a fried egg, plus two enormous slices of ripe tomato and lettuce. Grilled perfectly, the beef had rich flavor even on its own. Handcut fries served on the side had great potato flavor, were lightly salted and arrived hot. A simple but elegant dish was the salmon with kale, watermelon and feta ($28). The fish was tender, the kale lightly cooked and seasoned, the watermelon and feta cool, but not cold. We ended with the lovely and decadent Alto trio ($10), a dreamy combo of flourless chocolate torte, dark chocolate and orange mousse and white chocolate ice cream. Along with all that food, we sampled an excellent sidecar, a signature drink for Alto and one served in many jazz clubs in the early 20th century. We also tried various wines, many of which are available by the glass, including Whispering Angel rose, Sean Minor Point North pinot noir and, with dessert, Puro Uno late harvest malbec and Warres 2000 vintage port. Throughout our meal, the Dan Miller/Lew Del Gatto Quintet performed on stage, playing at a volume that allowed customers to enjoy the music but not so loudly that they couldnt converse with one another and the servers. The music was terrific solid jazz classics, a few more obscure numbers and lots of solos that demonstrated each musicians impressive talents. Mr. Del Gatto is a member of the original Saturday Night Live band (and a Naples resident). Others in the group had great experience, too, and it showed. This group appears regularly, as do a few others. Check the website for the lineup. Zanzibar Blue no longer exists, but its spirit plays on at Alto. karen FELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Alto Live Jazz Kitchen>> Hours: Dinner served 5-11 p.m. TuesdayThursday, 5-midnight Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $9-$16; entrees, $18-$58 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: At tables, banquettes and booths in the dining rooms, seats in the bar or on the outdoor patio >> Specialties of the house: Fresh seasonal fare and live jazz >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: altonaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 492 Bayfront Place, Naples 261-2586 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYHave a seat at Altos bar and enjoy the live jazz without paying a cover charge. Salmon is simply but elegantly accompanied by kale, feta and watermelon. 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