For centuries, ivory has been a hot commodity in the antiques world. But new regulations may change that. Before the days of plastics and other modern marvels, ivory was the material of choice for everything from the mundane to the magnificent. Piano keys were covered in ivory. Violin keys and bow tips? Ivory. The material, frequently harvested from elephants that were killed solely for their tusks, also found its way into jewelry and was carved into exquisite works of art in Europe and Asia. But an executive order signed last year by President Barack Obama commits the United States to boost efforts to combat wildlife trafficking. The order, which took effect Feb. 25, puts in place a nearlyThe antiques world is reeling from federal restrictions on the sale of ivory BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE TESTING, A8 BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@ oridaweekly.com SEE IVORY, A26 P T A E I I S S N N S T G G ED A UT O CIN S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D A A A B B B C C C D D D C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B A A A B B B C C C D D D C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B A A A B B B C C C D D D C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D IT DIDNT MATTER THAT MARTHA SIMMONS granddaughter had an IQ of 135-plus, or that shed scored 5s, the top score, right through elementary school on her FCAT tests. Or that her grades in gifted classes were at the top of the scale. It didnt matter that her grandmother and mother were educators and knew how bright and creative she was. What mattered, instead, was that she had a bad day when she took her seventhgrade test, and her confidence shaken www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 50 FREE WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A11 CLUB NOTES A18 PETS A30 NETWORKING B6-7 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 FLORIDA WRITERS C16 ANTIQUES C20 VINO & CUISINE C26-27 Songwriter festCaptiva Island, Fort Myers Beach host two weekends of music. C1 Celebrating estuariesA day at Rookery Bay filled with fun and learning. A14 Bubbly and sweetsChampagne & Chocolate at Shulas, and more Society photos. C24-25 Small biz boostLending on the rise. B1 INSIDE
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Nothing can be further from the truth. We need to prepare ourselves as well as our sleeping environment for a GREAT nights slumber. 1. Set a reasonable bedtime and stick to it. I require and enjoy 8 hours of sleep nightly and my day starts very early so I am in bed at around 9:00PM and up refreshed, recharged and ready to rumble at around 5:00AM. The important habit here is consistency. 2. No caffeine, alcohol or other stimulants 5-6 hours before bedtime. Many are aware of caffeine but think that alcohol (a nightcap) will help them sleep. Wrong! Alcohol is ultimately a depressant and inhibits the recharging command center, AKA the brain, from directing vital activity taking place while we sleep. This aftermath to the consumption of alcohol is called a hangover, which, unfortunately, many of us have experienced. 3. No electronic distractions in the bedroom. That means no TV, cell phone, computer or radio. Research has proven on several occasions that folks who continually fall asleep to the drone of a TV, radio or sleep machine actually experience a less restful nights sleep. 4. Bedroom must be cool. I recommend that you reduce bedroom temperature by 2 degrees for a better nights rest. Wear loose clothing to avoid restriction 5. Pillow Please do not overlook the importance of a comfortable, supporting pillow. The right pillow will keep your head and spine aligned, resulting in a By Steven King, Norris Home Furnishings Sleep Expert, Author, Columnist, TrainerSKing@norrishomefurnishings.com6. If you or your mate are light sleepers, be sure that the mattress you are sleeping on is couple friendly. The right mattress will not transfer motion across the mattress surface. When one person gets in and out of bed, the other is not disturbed. 7. Dark and quiet keep your bedroom dark. Many of us need to visit the restroom during the night. Use night lights to guide your way. Avoid turning lights on since bright lights tend to wake the brain up quickly, thereby disturbing your otherwise amazing snooze. 8. Establish a secure environment. For many, that can simply mean closing the bedroom door. Feng shui followers include closing the bedroom door as part of the sleep space balance. 9. Sleep surface the mattress you are sleeping on has pains in the morning. Not to mention the grumpiness youll experience all day. Not very good! Considering that we spend a third of our life sleeping, we deserve a good, supporting mattress. Consider this by the time you reach 50 you would have spent over 16 years on a mattress. That is 16 non-stop, day and night years. Pretty amazing fact. Margaret, I hope this information is helpful. Please email me your questions. I respond to all my emails in a timely fashion. COMMENTARY The business of high-stakes testingThe stakes are high these days. If 8-yearold third graders score too low on Floridas standardized tests designed, manufactured and graded based on a common core of information by corporate giants in the business of test-making they get held back. If high-school students dont hit the testing-company mark they dont get a diploma, no matter how high their grade point averages. And if students in any grade dont reach a certain test level, a new teacher can be fired within a day or two with no due process requiring a school board to prove why the teacher should be fired. Gov. Rick Scott, who embraces this system of accountability, put the kibosh on that due process in 2011. But its not entirely Gov. Scotts fault. He inherited this system of accountability from Gov. Charlie Crist, who picked up its banner from Gov. Jeb Bush, who helped create the system with his brother, former Texas governor and President George W. Bush, who signed it into federal law almost 13 short years ago as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. On that day, contemporary education was born. Under Republican governors, a Republican-dominated legislature, and both Republican and Democratic presidents, Florida education is no longer about students, first. Instead, its about money. And the money began to flow as soon as President Bush opened the federal spigot to the trough, with late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy and Republican Sen. John Boehner both grinning at his side. While his brother, Jeb, became known as the education governor by pushing accountability and digital education, which are key components of No Child, his brother Neil dipped into the trough for himself. He did it with his company, Ignite! Inc., a producer of software designed to help students take standardized tests. Strong Bush-family allies and friends, including many prominent business leaders invited to be part of the process, also got richer because of it, according to university researchers and such publications as The New York Times. William Bennett, for example, secretary of education under President Ronald Reagan and a Bush crony, brought K12 Inc., his forprofit digital and charter school enterprise, in for millions, along with such luminaries and Bush pals as Harold McGraw III of the textbook company McGraw-Hill. As The New York Times put it after a 2011 investigation, a portrait emerges of a company that tries to squeeze profits from public school dollars by raising enrollment, increasing teacher workload, and lowering standards. There are many others. Some have close ties to Jebs unofficial lobbying agencies, the nonprofit Digital Learning Council, and the nonprofit Foundation for Excellence in Education, which champions both accountability and standards. As Florida education pundit Bob Sikes notes, Even (if) Jeb Bushs intentions are pure, he well knows hes serving as a rainmaker for billionaires, hedge-fund managers and corporations. He also knows that his national school reform is done on their behalf. The same can be said of Gov. Scott. Jeb got help from President Obama and then-Gov. Charlie Crist, too. Mr. Obama finetuned No Child with Race to the Top, part of the 2009 Stimulus package. Gov. Crist backed it to the hilt, a system that creates a common core of information requiring students to be measured by testing companies. Those companies consistently earned between $1.3 and $5.2 billion in the U.S. each year through the first decade of the 21st century, according to Professor Karen Grady, a researcher at Sonoma State University. In effect, public education has been quietly privatized like prisons, like child welfare agencies in Florida at huge taxpayer expense. In Florida alone, FCAT tests and others in language arts, in writing, in mathematics, in Algebra I and Geometry and Algebra 2 and Science, all cost taxpayers more than $30 each, every time a student takes a test, according to the state Department of Education. There are roughly 1.2 million students in Florida. That adds up. Remarkably, President Bushs No Child act required Florida educators to bring their students up to a 100 percent passing rate in reading and mathematics by 2014, which now seems almost laughable. According to state figures, in the last three years that rate has never climbed above 57 percent. That means either teachers are pitiful, or and this is the reality, because teachers are not pitiful testing companies build in a failure rate that guarantees continuing profits for them. So how did we get into this pickle? Its not complicated, really. It began with a man named Sandy Kress, a Bush friend and the chief architect of No Child Left Behind. When Mr. Kress, a Democrat and formerly president of the Dallas School Board, crafted No Child, in effect he ran a long siphon into the vast taxpayer tank. Not long after, he left the White House and joined a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm sucking from the other end of that siphon. His firm represents the interests of a company called Pearson Education inside the beltway Pearson, the largest producer of tests and test evaluations in the world, the company claims, and the maker of Floridas FCAT and others. Within two or three years, Mr. Kress personally had made $4 million as a lobbyist, reporters discovered, and by 2010 Pearsons profits jumped 31 percent as the company made hundreds of millions of dollars, both here and in other states. That was the year after Pearson flew Gov. Crists education secretary, Eric Smith, to Helsinki, along with the education secretaries in at least 10 other states, who junketed both to Europe and to bikini-bright Brazil. Is there any end to this? Apparently not. Just recently, Pearson has been joined at the taxpayer trough by AIR the Washington-based American Institutes for Research, yet another hugely profitable nonprofit. In Florida alone, AIR won a $220 million contract to provide the newest version of an FCAT test, known as the Florida Standard Assessments test, to all Florida students beginning next year. I P t K b roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state GUEST OPINIONA tribute to a journalistic greatBob Sherrill died last month in a nursing home in Tallahassee at the age of 89. According to the accounts I have received, his passing was peaceful. If that be the case, dying was the only thing Bob did peacefully. I firmly believe that Bob whose stories appeared under the byline of Robert Sherrill was his generations H.L. Mencken. I never shared that observation with him, for he doubtlessly would have scolded me harshly and profanely for daring to make such a grandiose comparison. Bob was a man of no pretense.Id wager that most readers of this column probably have no idea who Bob Sherrill was or why he was so important to American journalism. Editors and other writers knew his acidic prose well as did the innumerable politicians he eviscerated in print but the wider public was largely unaware, for reasons I have never understood. His work appeared in the most influential and respected publications. He authored more than two dozen articles for The New York Times Magazine alone including one in 1974 that systematically destroyed every alibi and excuse that Sen. Edward Kennedy put forth concerning his behavior on the night he drove his automobile off that bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, killing his young female passenger in the process. Bob turned that magazine piece into a book (The Last Kennedy) that probably gained the most widespread attention of anything he produced. Bob also wrote for The Washington Post, Esquire, Playboy, Harpers, The Atlantic and other periodicals and newspapers too numerous to list here. Bob was best known, though, his for his work at The Nation perhaps the most doggedly liberal publication in the United States. Based in Washington, Bob turned his sights on every politician who dared to offend his populist sensibilities and standards. Liberal, conservative, it made no difference. Before Bob acquired his national reputation, he had established a formidable one here in Florida first at the Miami Herald and later at the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times). In 1964, Bob, who was working for the Herald, was a participant in one of the most legendary incidents in Floridas journalistic history. Bobs reporting was a persistent annoyance to then-Gov. C. Farris Bryant. One day, aboard a campaign train, an aide to the governor decided that he had had enough of Bob and his work. In the course of a heated exchange, the aide made the mistake of laying a hand on Bob, who responded by breaking the poor guys jaw. Years later, when Bob was reporting from Washington for The Nation, the Nixon administration which wanted no part of his fierce scrutiny used that incident on the Florida train as a pretext to deny him a White House press pass. It was deemed that Bob represented a physical threat to the president. My association with Bob began in 1976. I was a 27-year-old reporter for the Birmingham Post-Herald in Alabama. I had a story that I was certain was deserving of national attention, but I had no idea how to gain such notice Years earlier, I had read Bobs brilliant book, Gothic Politics in the Deep South. After that, I had devoured everything he wrote. One day, emboldened by youth and stupidity, I obtained Bobs home telephone number in Washington and rang him up. I knew he had a reputation for being cantankerous, gruff and intimidating. But I made the call anyway; I had nothing to lose. Bob answered, and I described my story in a torrent of rushed words. I like it, Bob said, to my amazement. We talked for another hour. He gave me a list complete with telephone numbers of powerful editors in New York and Washington. Call them and drop my name, he said. On the strength of Bobs name, each editor accepted my call. But no one wanted to take a look at the story, much less publish it. Thoroughly demoralized by the string of rejections, I reported back to Bob. Those unthinking bastards, he said. Once again, Bob had a plan, which was this: Call Blair Clark (then-editor of The Nation). Tell him what the story is about. Also tell him that if he does not buy this story, I will travel to New York and piss in the gasoline tank of that expensive motorcycle he just bought. You tell him that, and if you dont have the guts to tell him that, dont ever call me again. I called Blair Clark, outlined my story and conveyed Bobs threat. The Nation bought and ran the piece. Bob sent me a letter after the story appeared. I am jealous, he wrote, because I wish I had written it. What a guy. Bob and his first wife, Mary, who died in 1994, moved from Washington to Tallahassee sometime in the 1980s, and I finally met him in person in 1991 or thereabouts. He was exceptionally kind and caring, as was the delightful Mary. I was surprised that The Nation, in its appreciation of Bob and his work, used RIP. Rest in peace doesnt suit Bob Sherrill. Like Mencken, he was a dogged and determined disturber of the peace, and that is how I shall remember him. a n t p t t w bill CORNWELLSpecial to Florida Weekly When the minimum becomes the maximumIt may be a surprise to learn that Birmingham, Ala., was once on track to be the poster child for the New South in the era following the Civil War. It could have become Atlanta before Atlanta became Atlanta. Southern leaders prophesized the region would rise up from the ruin of its agrarian past; and Birmingham emerged as its symbolic candidate, the Souths first industrial city. Optimism ran high. Coal, iron and limestone was the fuel of the citys ascent toward greatness. But alas, it was not to be. Alabama was entrenched in old habits, a legacy of sharecropping and tenant farming obliterated a progressive vision that might have saved it from itself. So wrote Ralph McGill, a syndicated columnist and an anti-segregationist editor and publisher for The Atlantic Constitution, in the 1964 forward to his book, The South and the Southerner. I mentioned his memoir in an earlier column. It chronicles a turbulent time in the South from the perspective of a Southerner. He was well equipped to reflect on the implications, then and for the future, of the choices the Souths elected leaders were making at the time. More than 50 years of accumulated hindsight have proven him right about the longterm costs of political wrongdoing. Birmingham did not become an economic lighthouse and the state competes for dead last with Mississippi on almost every measure of economic and social well-being. Thats because demagogic politicians fought to preserve the racial status quo, confounding progress toward alleviating poverty and ending decades of economic stagnation. The regions poverty and isolation from the nations mainstream was self-inflicted, thought McGill. He said, The people of the South have suffered much, but most of it has been piled on their backs by their own leaders. It is a timely remembrance. Economic and social burdens are being heaped upon lowand middle-income families in this state, courtesy of the conservative majority in todays Floridas Legislature. They refuse to raise the states minimum wage, trapping millions of the working poor in poverty; they deny expansion of Medicaid and affordable healthcare to millions of uninsured; and they thwart meaningful advances of comprehensive immigration reform, sentencing millions to live in the shadows. Their approach to governance is a repeat out of the playbook of Southern politicians in McGills time. They, too, lost no sleep in defending the status quo of benefit to the few, at the expense of the many, incurring incalculable costs to us all. McGill was a sharp critic of such injustice, also decrying the brand of industrialization hawked by the regions leaders as the means to accomplish the imagined ideal of the New South, a vision first promulgated by one of McGills predecessors, Henry Grady. Grady preached the gospel of an aggressive campaign to woo new capital investment to the South. Bankers and entrepreneurs took up his cause, pitching the attractions of the regions business climate, aka its poverty wages, low taxes and its compliant and disenfranchised workforce. If this sounds familiar, it should. It is a theme with political resonance among the conservatives dominant in Floridas own legislature and the South more generally, the oppressive aspects of the policies intent seldom transparent. An excellent business climate means for them extolling many of the same old characteristics that drafted millions of Southern workers into an army of working poor, where they remain, generations later, in the low wage jobs that predominate in Southern states. The perpetua tion of their draconian policies now exerts its gravitational pull upon the middle class, drawing them into the vortex of the economic decline affecting all but wealthy Americans. Robert Trigaux, a business columnist for the Tampa Bay Times, wrote of this earlier this year, warning that the vast majority of Floridians are losing income while the rich get even richer; and the economic disparities are continuing to widen, with profound, longterm consequences for Floridas economy. The benefits of raising the minimum wage would be an important counter balance to this trend in Florida because the state is second only to Texas in the large number of people working for minimum wage in its biggest industries: tourism, agriculture, services and construction. A recent Rutgers University study reports Americans are faltering in their belief that job opportunities will be better for the next generation than those they experienced. Their growing pessimism is a rising barometer on the economic dystopia that those elected to lead must address. When the minimum becomes the maximum, it is time to change. McGill was right: The failure of leadership in governance comes with a terrible price, born by those who unjustly bear the cost. We are at that intersection again. It is time for the Florida Legislature to do the right thing for the families of this state: expand Medicaid, raise the minimum wage and support comprehensive immigration reform. r d p s s m b leslieLILLYllilly15@gmail.com
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A6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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! Registration open for Collier County STEM ConferenceThe fourth annual STEM Conference hosted by Collier County Public Schools is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Golden Gate High School. Local students, parents and community members are invited. Admission is free. Attendees will be able to choose from more than 30 breakout sessions about various aspects of science, technology, engineering and math career tracks. Opening keynote speaker is Cindy Moss, Ph.D., director of global STEM for Discovery Education. The closing keynote speaker is Patti Duncan, manager of instructional implementation for Discovery Education. Ms. Duncan has written STEM camp modules, created STEMtastic Saturday student events and helped create content for the Siemens STEM Institute. For the complete schedule and to sign up for the Collier County Public Schools STEM Conference, go to collierschools.com. For more information, email Traci Kohler at kohlet@ collierschools.com. PROFILES IN PARADISENAACP president says the struggle continuesIn May 1975, approximately 60 people from the African-American community in Naples signed their names to a petition to form a local chapter of the National Association of Colored People. The groups first challenge was to investigate cases of police brutality against African-American residents here on the Paradise Coast. Later the group fought against substandard housing and led the move to build the George Washington Carver Apartments. The NAACP was also instrumental in opening doors for minorities in local banks. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Harold Weeks has been active in the association for more than 30 years and has served as the local chapters president since 2008. Mr. Weeks retired as captain of the fire department in Brockton, Mass. After spending several winters in Naples, he retired here in October 2003 and immediately became involved in the local NAACP. In his capacity as president, he works with diverse groups and organizations in a collaborative effort for community and individual empowerment. The Collier County NAACP has introduced the ACT-SO program (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics), a yearlong enrichment program to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academics and cultural achievement among high school students. The program relies on the dedication and commitment of community and business leaders who volunteer as mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence. The NAACP also initiated a pre-collegiate summer camp, held for the first time this past June, to improve student skills in mathematics and to expose students to real-world math and its applications in STEM career fields. Mr. Weeks grew up in Milton, Mass., where he attended and graduated from Milton High School in 1954. After high school he attended Massasoit Community College and earned a degree in fire science before going to work for the Brockton Fire Department. This year he was awarded the James V. Mudd Fellowship Award by the Leadership Collier Foundation. The award was created to honor former County Manager Jim Mudd for his outstanding leadership in the public service arena and to enhance his legacy of leadership and stewardship. The fellowship was established to provide funded scholarships and distinctive recognition to participants in Leadership Collier Foundation programs. Mr. Weeks was also named a 2014 Man of Distinction by the Education Foundation of Collier County-Champions For Learning in recognition of his outstanding commitment and service to the children of Collier County. Though he appreciates the honors give him, Mr. Weeks says, The struggle continues. O t a h t n m bobHARDEN firstname.lastname@example.org Talking points with Harold Weeks Mentor: Civil rights attorney Hilbert Bradley.Something your mother was always right about: Being a good person will always prevail.First job: Delivering newspapers.What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Fishing and boating.Guilty pleasures: Spending money.One thing on your bucket list: Living to 100.Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I were an artist.Advice for your grandkids: Love your grandfather.Something thats been on your mind: Success for the ACT-SO and STEM kids of the local NAACP.What makes you laugh? Morbid humor, Bubba the Love Sponge.Last book read: Three Sisters Ponds: My journey from street cop to FBI special agent from Baltimore to Lockerbie, Pakistan and beyond, by Phillip Reid.Something youll never understand: Women.What the Paradise Coast eally needs: Diversity and equality for all.
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A8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY REAGAN JASPER Common Core just isnt working. My issue is, Youre pigeonholing my children based on data that is, number one, flawed, and number two, not actually testing them. Suzette Lopez, a Miami-Dade mother of two and graphic artistThe current rebellion against high stakes started in Palm Beach County in March of 2012, when the school board adopted a resolution backing away from highstakes testing and accountability just two days before FCAT scores were released with dismaying news: The percentage of fourth graders in Florida who passed the reading portion of the FCAT had plummeted from 81 percent to 27 percent. Within days, the state dropped its minimum passing score, jumping the passing rate that year back to 81 percent and effectively rendering the test irrelevant. Then early last month, after Lee Countys school board opted out, gaining national attention, every school board in the state began to consider other options.BUSH SCOTT CRIST another bad day when she took her eighth grade test. Her Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or FCAT scores dropped to a 2. No matter what else the compelling evidence of her portfolio suggested, her teachers removed her from a classroom trajectory that challenged and pleased her, and forced her into remedial classes that did not. The states accountability requirements necessitated that action. In effect, says Mrs. Simmons, her granddaughter was punished for two or three years because she had two or three bad days. The FCAT was just one of many tests she and every other public or charter school student in Florida (about 1.2 million kids) have to take each year, including so-called End of Course tests in five subjects. There are good reasons for those tests, say those who have promoted them aggressively over time, including former Gov. Jeb Bush. Mr. Bush has taken his Foundation for Excellence in Education, a schoolreform vehicle, on the road to other states, convincing a number of them to adopt his data-driven education policies established in the Sunshine State. Those include holding back third graders who do not pass state-mandated reading tests and withholding diplomas from students who cant pass the 10th-grade test. The business of testing the writing and selling of tests by private companies is worth billions of dollars in the United States, and hundreds of millions in Florida alone, if not more. Some of the beneficiaries of the movement have been Mr. Bushs colleagues, and even his brother Neil, who created a testing software company in Texas. The idea of testing is not to be harsh or hurt people, its to assure that kids that are on one track that dooms them for failure for the rest of their life get a chance to be able to dream big dreams and have the capacity to fulfill them, he told National Public Radio two years ago. The Bush-era reforms have defined and redirected a history of tests that dates back decades, at least to President Ronald Reagans 1983 policies, in which he took on A Nation at Risk, says Dr. Jeff McCullers, director of grants and program development for Lee County Public Schools. That year in Florida, a landmark court case called Debra P. versus Turlington gave state officials the right to withhold diplomas from students who couldnt pass a standard test, even if evidence suggested that an achievement gap existed between black students, who were mostly poor, and white students who werent. With that case, Florida ultimately marched into the 21st century. The apotheosis of the education accountability movement may have been the enactment of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002, explains Dr. McCullers. The law mandated that 100 percent of students in the U.S. would perform at grade level on state tests in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of the 2013-2014 school year. What happened, instead, is something entirely different and much less promising. Here, Florida Weekly takes a look at where weve been, and where we are.In the 21st centuryTests and standards seem to keep reforming themselves with new tests and different standards almost as regularly as Florida weather reforms itself, educators and critics acknowledge. No Child Left Behind policies continued with President Barack Obamas fine-tuning of that focus, in a relatively minor part of the stimulus plan aimed at education a strategy the president called, Race to the Top. The testing companies, meanwhile, including Pearson Education, said to be the largest in the world, and American Institutes of Research, which has sold a new test to Florida for use beginning next year, have benefitted hugely from the accountability requirements of former Governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist, and current Gov. Rick Scott. Theyve devised an increasing number of tests that they sell to state education officials, whose direction especially under Gov. Scott has been to privatize the business of education, according to critics, who come from both conservative and liberal viewpoints. These tests are no longer used just to measure student progress and as far as that goes, significant research indicates that they may measure a students ability to take a test as much as they measure student knowledge and skill. Now, in addition, the tests are also used to judge teachers and schools, and to hold them accountable. Unfortunately, according to the American Statistical Association, research shows that teachers have an effect on no more than 14 percent of the variability in test scores, and as little as 1 percent. But the stakes for both students and teachers, not to mention the cost of tests, are high. In 2011 when Gov. Scott signed the Student Success Act, it increased the stakes, says Dr. Kathi Gundlach, president of the Palm Beach County Teachers Association. It tied teachers salaries and job security to the value-added model (of judging their ability), which is not statistically sound. The formula is very scary. We are looking for the link that will explain the formula, but as one statistician said, There is a lot of noise in the formula. This means there is a great deal of room for error. Among other things, the value-added model looks at a teachers record based in large part on how well his or her students do on the state-mandated FCAT tests tests being traded out in the coming year for another set called FSA, the Florida Standard Assessments tests. As things now stand, teachers will continue to be graded on the basis of these student tests, just as they were when Mrs. Simmons granddaughter failed in the seventh grade. Although the young lady did well in End of Course tests and others, she soon found herself in remedial high school reading even though she earned straight As in Advanced Reading all the way through elementary and middle school. That experience is common throughout the state, and frustration among educators and parents has reached a boiling point in recent weeks. Local school officials in many counties are looking for alternatives to the current system of heavy-dosage test taking and accountability, backed by an unofficial corps of knowledgeable gadflies who want those experiences for children to end.Making it personalNowadays, about one in five third graders fail to reach the fourth grade with their classmates, because they havent passed the high-stakes exam that state officials require them to take, says Kathleen Jasper, a former teacher and education activist, and the founder of the increasingly influential blog, ConverationED. Ms. Jasper, by no means a conservative, has found herself on the Glenn Beck show more than once, agreeing with that conservative icon and entertainer of the right that contemporary education is in trouble. Jasper believes that the education system is sucking the souls out of our children, and the testing that supposedly measures merit and success is actually just a money-making scheme, says Mr. Beck in an online introduction to one show.TESTINGFrom page 1GUNDLACH
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 NEWS A9FISCHER Tests are used to judge teachers and schools, and to hold them accountable.LOPEZ Which is pretty much the case, she confirms, in a conversation with Florida Weekly. I want you to imagine, she says, making it personal, a little third-grader crying because shes just learned she cant go on in school. Such students are delayed a year, not only in Florida but also in a number of states that have adopted the policy. The reasoning, shaped in large part by former Gov. Jeb Bush, is that these students will be given a chance to catch up and move forward in life. But researchers at Arizona State University following kids who were held back in third grade discovered something else, they reported: they discovered that those students are more likely to drop out of school in the future. When failure to pass the third grade FCAT test happened to the granddaughter of Mary Fischer, who now sits on the Lee County School Board, the girls confidence and her happiness were so shaken that she became an unwilling student, a person who hated school, and eventually a young teenage mother who finally dropped out, Mrs. Fischer recalls. But the granddaughters of both Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Fischer eventually emerged from years of struggle to regain their own footings. Mrs. Fischers granddaughter graduated and began to raise a warmly loved child in a family of learning-centric adults, she says. And Mrs. Simmons granddaughter scored her way back into more challenging and rewarding high-school classes but through other tests, not the FCAT. The irony of No Child Left Behind, says Mrs. Fischer, is that more children are getting left behind. And one of them was her granddaughter.The state education treeFailing to pass the third grade test is one thing, but failing to pass the 10th grade test the other high-stakes benchmark is another. Although all students take these tests each year, those who fail the 10th grade test, in which theyre given more than one chance at bat, will keep them from earning a high-school diploma, no matter what their grade averages or achievements. Students do not shoulder those high stakes alone. Each year, the tests are also high-stakes for teachers and school principals, whose salaries and in some cases whose jobs depend on how well students do. The result, as September of a new school year unfolds, has been a strong public backlash, both about accountability as its now defined, and about a set of standards that tests are supposed to measure, called Common Core, which has recently been revised to become the Florida State Standards. The two trunks of the educationreform tree Common Core and the high-stakes testing or accountability are sometimes confused by unhappy parents, who nevertheless have the right notion: that something has to change, says Dr. Nancy Graham, superintendent of Lee County public schools. Although Dr. Graham is focusing on the weaknesses in high-stakes testing, she says, others question common core itself. Common Core just isnt working, says Suzette Lopez, a Miami-Dade mother of two and graphic artist who began to do research on the issue when her oldest child, with highperformance autism, needed help getting into gifted programs. You have to look at assessment and Common Core as the same package, she insists. Its the fuel of data. They need data. They want data. They refer to each Common Core standard as a data point. So they want every state and every child to be at the same data point. My issue is, Youre pigeonholing my children based on data that is, number one, flawed, and number two, not actually testing them. Lee County, as it turns out, is at the epicenter of the statewide debate, since its school board, led by Mrs. Fischer who cast the first vote, took the lead in Florida and agreed recently to opt out of the state testing program. But that lasted for only a few days, gaining national attention, before the board voted to opt back in again, led in part by Mrs. Fischer. Stacey Chadwick Brown, a therapist and educator at Florida SouthWestern State College, was at that meeting since she has children in public school. She watched as people began to argue and shout. I heard one suggestion that this could be a reality television show because there were so many wacky things happening, she recalls. At one point they had to take a break because people were hurling insults and yelling so much. One of the school board members called his wife and was explaining what all was happening and talking about Mary Fischer. Fortunately his microphone was still on and so everyone got to hear that. Another time Mary Fischer said that she was not going to be bullied by the noisy people there, and that she has spent her whole life advocating for children and she would continue to do so. Then someone yelled, screw you! Mayhem. Bizarreness. Ignorance. So the school board looks wishy-washy, and the public looks like lunatics and bullies. School boards all over the nation are watching us to see how this pans out. But Mrs. Fischer and other board members had discovered in the interim between votes how severe the consequences of opting out without a plan could be: state monies and high school diplomas for seniors were suddenly at risk.Common Core and accountabilityThere are several issues, explains Dr. Graham. One is the high stakes related to (the assessments), and the other is standards. Most if not all feel that some standards are essential, whether Common Core or the newly named version of that, Florida State Standards, or some other prescribed body of knowledge that is not developed and designed merely to allow data collectors to mine them for data. Megan Just, a mother of public school children, is a former high school teacher who now works in college administration while pursing a Ph.D. in educational psychology, specializing in educational measurement or psychometry, she says. When you have an education system where the content is broad but not deep so a mile wide and an inch deep youre going to be forced into a metrics looking at things at the knowledge level, and not the critical thinking level we want as a nation. Parents are upset that tests are being linked to high stakes, and upset because we so frequently test people and what happens is, we get measurement error. Ive sat in testing rooms and watched kids decide to discriminately color in answers. They do it in patterns and zigzags and Christmas tree shapes, because they are so desensitized and deadened. Lees Dr. Graham puts it this way: The state has created an accountability system which is a good model. But its punitive rather than diagnostic. Thats where we all part ways. What we have to do is a process. We begin by dissecting each issue. Ill start with the high-stakes portion thats the part that is hurting children. Thats what I care about. Were hurting our kids. No one, least of all Dr. Graham, is proposing that standards or accountability be thrown out. Unfortunately, however, the states accountability system suggests that all children should learn at the same rate. The way the formula is driven, if they dont get to where the formula says they should, those children are made to feel less than successful, even when theyve made fabulous gains.Touchy issuesFrom the view of teachers Mrs. Simmons, for example, who recently retired after a 46-year career in public education This testing is very much overdone. And its not just state testing, its all the other testing that goes with it. By the end of her career, I was spending 20 percent of my time checking my little reading groups my kindergartners. They had to be checked individually, the ones who werent yet ready for school, with computer-designed tests. My job was to get them on grade level by the end of the year, in reading. Reacting in part to those concerns, the state board of education last week decided not to administer tests to kindergartners for the most part because the computer systems children are required to use have not been working properly. A state law requires that computer systems everywhere for all these tests, known as the infrastructure, be load tested and functional before the tests are administered. Other than that single concession by state officials, however, very little has changed in the testing environment, Mrs. Simmons concludes. But the issue is so volatile, that some school leaders are reluctant even to talk about it at least not last week, as school boards and county administrators reviewed their options and the public outcry remained heated. Our review of the issue today has raised more questions we need to answer, wrote Greg Turchetta, executive director of communications for Collier County schools, headed by Superintendent Kamela Patton. Dr. Patton had been asked by Florida Weekly to share her opinions and direction both in writing and by phone, but declined, via Mr. Turchetta. We will not be able to discuss this at this time. I will send out a media invite when we are ready, he said.History then and nowThe current rebellion against high stakes started in Palm Beach County in March of 2012, when the school board adopted a resolution backing away from high-stakes testing and accountability just two days before FCAT scores were released with dismaying news: The percentage of fourth graders in Florida who passed the reading portion of the FCAT had plummeted from 81 percent to 27 percent. Within days, the state dropped its minimum passing score, jumping the passing rate that year back to 81 percent and effectively rendering the test irrelevant. Then early last month, after Lee Countys school board opted out, gaining national attention, every school board in the state began to consider other options. History now plays a significant role in their decision-making, and for some, that history can date back decades. When Martha Simmons began teaching first grade in 1966, things were a little different. Young students took naps in the middle of the day, hard-bound primers were the tools used to teach SEE TESTING, A10
A10 NEWS WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY JOBS GATES BOWER Testing companies such as Pearson and the recently hired American Institutes for Research, which now has a six-year, $220 million contract with the state to introduce a test that will replace the FCAT 2.0 starting in 2015, have proven to be effective lobbyists in Tallahassee, school administrators and others say.them how to read, and students were given a single standardized test at the beginning of the year and one at the end a total of four or five hours of annual testing to determine their progress in reading and math. That happened across the country as well as in Florida, and in those days, people who began teaching were more likely to stay with the profession. Now, many teachers leave the profession before they reach the five-year mark, statistics show, driven out in part by frustrations over how theyre judged, and how they can or cant teach their students, they say. The new system creates a talent deficit in the profession, since studies show that teachers only begin to become proficient at the art of teaching after three to five years, and to reach their fullest potential in the classroom only after about 15 years. The old system, meanwhile, produced such famous names as the late Steve Jobs (a product of public schools) and Bill Gates (privately schooled), or such writers as Malcolm Gladwell (English schools), points out Meg Just. But now for more than a decade in Florida ever since President George W. Bush created the No Child Left Behind policies that his brother, then Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, relied on to build new accountability standards for students, teachers and schools the state and its 67 school districts have established an elaborate and expensive model of testing. Testing companies such as Pearson and the recently hired American Institutes for Research, which now has a sixyear, $220 million contract with the state to introduce a test that will replace the FCAT 2.0 starting in 2015, have proven to be effective lobbyists in Tallahassee, school administrators and others say. From a money perspective and the issues of the business community, people want to know, Are the students ready to become the next employees? And next: How does our school system stack up with others? for both their own children and employees, says Marshall Bower, president and CEO of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, a business-oriented agency. So the issue, always the issue in so many things, of follow the money, means looking at what is going on with influence that the testing companies may have with legislators. Or with the school boards, but thats not the case here. State standardized tests are set by the state legislature. I know there is influence based on people running for office nowadays it costs a lot to campaign, so they accept money from various organizations that gain influence. That intuitive local-business savvy reflects a larger and demonstrable reality: The education business in Florida and the United States, built on the model of Common Core and accountability, is a several-billion-dollar annual affair, with the Florida pie worth hundreds of millions, alone. And the newest arrival on the Florida accountability scene, AIR or the American Institutes for Research, bills itself as one of the worlds largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. AIR is a non-profit agency that supports and benefits from many of the goals of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. Its headed by President and CEO David Myers, whose salary is $567,000.Footing the billSuch companies (and there are others) are ultimately the beneficiaries of taxpayer largess, since taxpayers cover the costs of each test for each child: listed by the Florida Department of Education as $14.58 per test (that will drop to $11.37 next year), or $36.17 per student (dropping to $34.23, says the FDOE). Put another way, school districts such as Palm Beach County, with 185,000 students, or Lee County, with 85,000, or Collier or Charlotte counties, with 45,000 and 27,000 students, respectively, all must find ways to pay that cost, every year a cost which jumps every time a student retakes a test. The lesson of more than a decade of aggressive educational reform, therefore at least according to many teachers is this: if its a model or a new test, count on it to change before long, and cost a great deal of money. For example, the FCAT became the FCAT 2.0, which is now becoming the AIRs FSA test. The old standards became the Common Core standards, which were renamed earlier this year as the Florida Standards, when state officials decided to alter the calculus portion and add a cursive writing standard. Unfortunately, says Kathleen Jasper, while very few disagree that students ought to emerge from schools with a certain body of knowledge common in the culture and competitive in the country and the world, and that they should be tested to measure how they stack up, the current system is not only unfair to students and teachers, it isnt working. And now there are many disagreements about how and why. All weve done for the last 15 years is (focus) on the standards and the assessments of those standards, she explains. However, the needle hasnt moved. State Department of Education figures show that only 57 percent of third graders have been able to pass the reading test, at best, between 2011 and the current year. For the last decade or more, 30 to 40 percent of students have failed each year, at least, in reading tests. The numbers are similarly discomfiting in other subjects such as algebra, at most levels and in most years, she says. Those numbers are at odds, however, with former Gov. Bushs insistence that more students are reading, writing and doing math and science on or above grade level, and Floridas third through 10th grade students are outscoring 60 70 percent of their peers in all other states in both reading and math. Those comments appear on his Foundation for Excellence in Education website. The notion of high-stakes in these tests became not just a notion but also a marching order to all schools that continues to frustrate and even to damage both families and teachers, many say. Not only can students be held back or prevented from graduating even if they pass their courses, but the salaries and now the careers of teachers coming into the system are threatened. Under Gov. Scotts program for improvement in education, new teachers now have to work under annual contracts that allow administrators to fire them without the due process teachers formerly had. The test scores of their students judge them all. And their schools are likewise held accountable for those scores, with a potential loss of resources and opportunities if the scores dont measure up. Along with all that, says Kathleen Jasper, students also have to take the manufactured EOC or End of Course exams not only in reading but also in algebra, geometry, U.S. history and biology, among others. So now you go from two or three tests if you include writing, to seven or eight tests. And theyre more expensive, she says. So now you have extra tests costing extra money and you have all these kids retaking them, sometimes they retake two or three tests and the cost more than triples. Its like an exponent, especially if you count time as money how much time teachers spend on these tests and the infrastructure we have to buy from other companies to take the tests. The new AIR test, for example, is designed to be used most efficiently on Googles chromebook, which probably bodes well for sales. These tests are killing us, Ms. Jasper concludes. Worse yet, say critics of the newest test, the FSA tests designed by AIR and set to replace the FCATS, may not work for Florida students at all. Thats because the testing company field-tested them in Utah, where the student demographics are entirely different, at a cost to taxpayers of $5.4 million. Right there the validity and value of this test is in question, says Ms. Jasper. Because the sample calculation is wrong. It doesnt match. And demographics matters. Our Latino and poor population, black or white, is a lot higher than theirs. Utah is 71 percent opulent. Our poverty hovers between 50, 60, or 70 percent in many counties. Poor kids dont do as well. They dont do well on high stakes. Nobody understands how detrimental this is. Apparently, not even the testing company, AIR, based in Washington, D.C. Asked by telephone why AIR fieldtested a Florida test in Utah, Larry McQuillan, the director of public affairs, didnt know. All this is doing is creating a starting point, he said. Ill need somebody else to explain it. This is over my head, but its not radical.He followed up with an email: Im told that the Florida Department of Education can help elaborate on the Utah field test, he wrote. Juan Copa, the deputy commissioner of accountability, research and measurement for the state Department of Education, did not return telephone queries placed to his office last week asking for an explanation. TESTINGFrom page 9The notion of high-stakes in these tests became not just a notion but also a marching order to all schools that continues to frustrate and even to damage both families and teachers, many say.
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(However, as the Daily Beast website pointed out, it might also be true that still, in 2015, even a splitseconds glimpse of a female nipple on any broadcast TV show would create a national scandal.) Unclear on the concept New Orleans Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King, already indicted for falsifying her home address in her 2013 campaign for office, was spotted by a TimesPicayune reporter on Aug. 20 filing three registration papers for the Nov. 4 election in which she swore (under oath) to three different addresses two of which appeared to be clearly erroneous. Her lawyer told the newspaper that the judge, who was suspended by the Louisiana Supreme Court following her indictment, had merely misinterpreted the instructions. As part of a nationwide distribution of surplus military equipment, 10 Texas school districts eagerly acquired a total of 64 M-16 rifles, 18 M-14s, 25 automatic pistols and magazines capable of holding 4,500 rounds of ammunition. District officials referred generally to the need to protect against school attacks such as the notorious incidents in Colorado and Connecticut, but a local Houston area police chief, seeking to reassure a nervous public, promised that the equipment would be used only by tactically trained officers and that, otherwise, would be locked in the departments armory. A critic of the program told KHOU-TV that statistically, the typical active-shooter school situation lasts 12 minutes, hardly enough time to get to the armory and load up. Fine points of the law In July, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Detroit, ruling on a judicial corruption complaint, managed to describe the actions of a Michigan state judge, Hon. Wade McCree, as often reprehensible in that he had been carrying on a romantic affair with a woman involved in a child custody case he was judging. (The woman, of course, received favorable rulings.) 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A14 NEWS WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FreedomBoatClub.com877.804.0402 Its everything you imagine boating should be! Were Celebrating 25 Years...AND YOURE INVITED!Stop by our open house and celebrate with re f reshments and a f un boat ride OPEN HOUSE SPECIALBring this ad and receive 6 MONTHS FREE when you JOIN our boating club!SATURDAYSeptember 27th 10am 4pmFT. MYERS BEACH Salty Sams Marina 2500 Main StreetNAPLES495 Bayfront Place Houseboat Oce in Bayfront Marina Reserve seeks a few good volunteersRookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is recruiting 10 to 15 new volunteers to help in its mission to protect and preserve 110,000 acres of local coastal lands and waters. We are especially looking for people who wish to share their passion for the environment by providing daily programs on topics such as manatees, sharks and shells, says Donna Young, visitor services and volunteer coordinator. Other tasks include feeding the aquarium fish and explaining the touch tank to visitors in the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center and leading guided walks on the reserves Snail Trail. Volunteers can also assist with special events, workshops and art gallery receptions, help staff at the front desk and assist the Friends of Rookery Bay in maintaining the merchandise in the Palmetto Patch Nature Store. The center also has a Florida-friendly garden in need of volunteers to help with maintenance. Year-round resident volunteers are needed. Shifts are flexible and hours vary per position. Training is provided. For more information, call Ms. Young at 530-5974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A day to celebrate places where rivers meet the seaThe Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of 28 reserves in the United States where rivers meet the sea. Together, they celebrate National Estuarine Research Reserve Day on Saturday, Sept. 27, to help raise awareness of the importance of their unique habitat. Estuarine reserves are protected for long-term research, water-quality monitoring, education and coastal stewardship. Reserve staff work with local communities and regional groups to address natural resource management issues, such as non-point source pollution, climate change, habitat restoration and invasive species. Reserves also provide long-term water quality monitoring as well as opportunities for scientists and graduate students to conduct research in a living laboratory. The celebration at Rookery Bay includes staff-narrated boat tours, introductory 30-minute kayaking trips, free standup paddleboarding on Henderson Creek and a marine critter touch tank and other live animal presentations in the Environmental Learning Center. Smokey Bear will also be on site, as will the reserves fire truck and staff to explain the prescribed burn program and give hose demonstrations. The learning center will have an exhibit of works by renowned marine life artist Guy Harvey, and a representative from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation will introduce Tiger Shark Express, a documentary based on five years of expeditions and research led by Mr. Harvey across the Atlantic Ocean to study tiger sharks and unravel their ocean of mystery. Screenings begin every hour on the quarter hour, from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. At 2 p.m., Collier County Commissioners Donna Fiala will present a cash award from Coastal American Partnership to 6-year-old Arundhati Sharma, one of 20 young artists whose works have been chosen for a nationwide traveling exhibit as winners in the third annual North American Ocean Art Contest. Arundhati is a student at Six Mile Cypress Elementary School. Her winning drawing is titled Down in the Bubbly Blue. The National Estuarine Research Reserve Day celebration will also have games and crafts, including face painting and fish printing, and behind-thescenes tours of the learning center science labs. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is at 300 Tower Road, off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. The celebration takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Event sponsors include Old Naples Surf Shop, Everglades Area Tours, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Marco Island Shell Club. For more information, call 530-5977 or visit rookerybay.org A screening of the documentary Tiger Shark Express begins every hour on the quarter hour, from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of Rookery Bays celebration of National Estuarine Research Reserve Day. Standup paddleboarders on Henderson Creek in the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve. A Rookery Bay naturalist leads a boat tour.
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Stamp trading will follow the program. All stamp enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, call 348-9845. Members of the Naples IOWA Club invite University of Iowa Hawkeyes fans to join them at Weekend Willies to watch the football game against Purdue. Kickoff is at noon Saturday, Sept. 27. Ohio State University alums and fans are welcome to join the Naples Buckeyes alumni club for OSU football at the following locations in Naples on every game day: Bokampers Sports Bar and Grille, Stevie Tomatos Sports Page, Harolds Place at the Gulfcoast Inn and Gatsbys Pizza. The Sept. 27 game against Cincinnati starts at 6 p.m. The Naples Buckeyes also invite fellow alumni to happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. at rotating locations on the third Thursday of every month. The Oct. 16 location is Bellasera Hotel. RSVP by calling Sue Goldsberry at 405-7068 or emailing email@example.com. For more information about the club, visit naplesbuckeyes.com. 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 774-2623 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. The Naples Orchid Society invites members and guests to hear orchid expert Jim Roberts, the owner of Florida Sun Orchids in Myakka City, discuss orchid hybridizing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Plants from Mr. Roberts nursery will be available for purchase. At 6 p.m., society member Bill Overton will present a workshop on growing phalaenopsis orchids. Members are encouraged to bring orchids from home to be judged at 7 p.m. and also to bring orchids for donation to the societys annual orchid sale that takes place Saturday, Nov. 8. Admission to the meeting is free. For more information about the Naples Orchid Society, visit naplesorchidsociety.org. 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 Oct. 9. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related 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. Gamma Phi Beta alumnae are invited to join the Summer Lunch Bunch on the second Monday of the month. The next meeting is Oct. 13. For location and reservations, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420 or email lynnecnordhoff@ gmail.com. The Genealogical Society of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. A brief business meeting will be followed by Decoding Floridas Cemeteries, a program by Melissa Timo of FGCU and the Florida Public Archaeology Network. On Nov. 11, guest speakers Nancy Pointer and Carl Foust will discuss using iPads and tablets for genealogy research. Refreshments are served after each program. Admission is free, and reservations are not required. For more information about the club and its activities, visit thegscc.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 Oct. 14 and 28. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. 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 Oct. 16. Call 963-4670 for location. The Democratic Womens Club of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month in the Walden Oaks Professional Center, 6710 Lone Oak Blvd. The next meeting is Oct. 18. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the American Legion Post 303, 27678 Imperial Shores Blvd. in Bonita Springs. The next meeting is Oct. 28. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is John Dykhuis of Naples. For more information, visit ussvi.org/base/naples. asp. The N aples Alumnae Club of Kapp a Kappa Gamma welcomes all alumnae in Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island to another season of activities. For the schedule of meetings and activities and more information, call 293-2468. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 2984083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.
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A20 NEWS WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CELEBRATENATIONAL MUSEUM DAY at theNAPLES DEPOT MUSEUM1051 5th Avenue South, Naples SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. CMbtb.ntfr..Sponsored by the Friends of the Collier County Museums Featuring Self-Guided Tours Miniature Railroad Rides Educational Activities Fire Engines Police Vehicles Swamp Buggies Motorcycles Vintage Cars Face Painting Carriage Rides Rock Climbing Wall Local Museums & Organizations GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE 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 precedes the Walk for the Way with a start time of 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit Gulf Coast Runners at gcrunner. org. The Moes Corporate Run to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children takes place Thursday evening, Oct. 2. The 3-mile course begins at Moes Southwest Grill at Immokalee Road and U.S. 41. The run/walk is not chip timed. Participation is open to all employees and family of local corporations, businesses, government offices and institutions. Each company can enter an unlimited number of participants, and all levels of runners and walkers are welcome. The team with the most participants will get a burrito lunch delivered to its office. For more information, call 4349786 or visit gcrunners.org. The second annual Marco Island Kiwanis Family 5K run/walk takes place Saturday morning, Oct. 4, starting and ending at Tigertail Beach. Advance registration is $20 for adults, $15 for ages 12 and younger; race-day registration is $25 and $20. All proceeds benefit Project Eliminate to end maternal and neonatal tetanus. Sign up at runsignup.com. 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 594-9007. 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 second annual Golf Tournament for the Arts to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts takes place Saturday, Oct. 4, at Island Country Club. Lunch before the game is included in the $125 registration fee. For more information, call 394-4221. 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. For registration or more information, call Lindsey Touchette at 590-1016. The sixth annual First Florida Integrity Bank Charity Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the Hideout Golf Club. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. For more information, call Heather Tice at 325-3750. 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. Volunteers and sponsors are needed. For more information, call Debbie Hanson at 233-4930. The 18th annual Naples Kids Fishing Clinic, a photo catch-and-release event, takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Naples City Pier. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. The clinic is presented by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. For more information, call Tiffany Sawyer at 682-0900 or Rebecca Lucas at (850) 617-9639. 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. 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). For more information, call 226-4783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The 10th annual Gulfshore Playhouse charity golf tournament tees off Monday, Oct. 20, at TwinEagles, beginning with lunch on the green and ending 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 Sunday evening, Oct. 19, at The Norris Center. To sign up, call Gulfshore Playhouse at 2617529. The 2014 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament takes place Friday-Sunday, Oct. 24-26, to benefit water quality protection efforts and game fish research conducted by Conservancy of Southwest Florida. For the full schedule and registration details, visit conservancy.org/redsnook. 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.
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A26 NEWS WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYcomplete ban on commercial elephant ivory trade, which has an estimated $500 million national market. Why? Environmentally, the numbers are heartbreaking. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Africas elephant population, which once numbered in the millions, has plunged to fewer than 500,000 as poachers kill tens of thousands each year to harvest their tusks to fill an international demand for ivory. The pachyderms, once hunted for food and sport, were harvested in small numbers, the tusks removed and meat used to feed villages. Everyone agrees that the elephants need protection. But antiques dealers across the country say what amounts to a near ban on sales of ivory cripples a key part of their industry. The thing it really affected were our Asian works of art sales. Thats what it really affected, said Chris Reimann, director of finance for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers of Chicago, which has operations in Naples and Palm Beach. That was like a flash, like oh, my God, what are we going to do? The companys response? We said were not selling any ivory. Some auction houses pulled it, some sold it, he said. So, if a potential client brings Mr. Reimann a piece of ivory? If you were to come in with an ivory carving, we just simply dont take it. The ivory we had in house, were giving it back to consignors, he said. Most people understand the need to protect elephants. The law is for a great cause, he said. But the law is just so convoluted, so how do you be in conformance with this law? That confusion seems to be industrywide. It has affected every one of my collectors, said Kathleen Pica, auctioneer and owner of Auctions Neapolitan in Naples. Netsukes, all the Continental ivories, which are exquisite, are totally worthless right now. That isnt entirely the case, according to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. I would dispute that claim. I dont think these collections have been turned to worthless, said Craig Hoover, chief of the wildlife trade and conservation branch at the FWS. I think for the most part auction houses are waiting to see how this shakes out. Theyre certainly seeking clarity in the documentation. There was room for interpretation in the announcement, and all is not set in stone yet there will be opportunities for community input, he said. Because we announced the action in February, a lot of people interpreted that as, Oh, there is a ban. We would fully enforce the elephant import moratorium put in force in 1989. We have allowed certain activities to continue. The order was revised May 15 so that ivory as part of a musical instrument, a traveling exhibition, or as part of a household move or inheritance, that had been bought or sold prior to Feb. 25 could be imported or exported. Prior to the revision, the order was more stringent; these items could not have been bought or sold after Feb. 26, 1976 a common sense revision, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service called it, that will allow musicians to import their instrument containing elephant ivory and will allow for the import of museum specimens and certain other items not intended for sale. There is a complete prohibition on commercial imports, regardless of the age of the item, but the Endangered Species Act has a provision for antiques, Mr. Hoover said. And thats where things can get dicey. The seller will have to demonstrate that its antique, just like hawksbill turtle shells, he said. Its the most complicated part of wildlife law. Ms. Pica contends it should easier for dealers and collectors alike. There are things that theyre not poaching to make these things. Theyre not reproducible. The requirements that they have are not doable for most people, she said. That was one change that has impact on the world of antiques. We would fully enforce the Endangered Species Act definition of an antique that it had to be 100 years or older, Mr. Hoover said. There also is language with requirements for documentation for modification or repair of items since 1973; if the object was imported after 1983, it had to come through a port that allows works created from endangered species. That involves documenting the original purchase, sometimes decades ago by ancestors long dead. You dont think to keep a dated receipt so I can hang onto this for my heirs, Ms. Pica said, adding collectors often have paid substantial inheritance taxes on these things, too. Two young bagpipers from New Hampshire made headlines in August when the pipes they had taken for performances in Canada were confiscated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at a Vermont border crossing. They dismantled the pipes, leaving only the ivory components with customs officials, The Associated Press reported. It was only after contacting New Hampshires congressional delegation and gathering more than 3,000 signatures on an online petition that the boys got their pipes back. The kicker: They had to pay $576 in extra fees because they took the pipes across the border at a non-designated crossing. Part of the problem was of the boys own making, FWS says. Never mind that one set had been in the family for nearly 80 years. An important piece of that particular story is that they chose not to go through a port where they were told they could pass through, Mr. Hoover said, acknowledging that understanding the regulations can be difficult. There is increasing awareness, not only on the industry side, but also on the enforcement side, certainly with our own people. Not only is it expensive to go through it per item, but its not easy. Thats why the Leslie Hindman company took decisive action. Its one of those things, I ran into Leslies office and said, What do we do? the auction houses Mr. Reimann said. People literally were previewing three hours before the auction started. We turned the lights out and said were not selling ivory. More than $200,000 of ivory was to be auctioned at that March sale that was canceled in Chicago. In Palm Beach County, catalogs for companies such as Bruce Kodner Galleries were listing ivory objects for a Sept. 14 sale. Melanie Hill, whose company, Kofski Antiques of Palm Beach has been in business 75 years, said simply that Kofski had put all of its ivory away pending clarification of what could be sold. Gilbert Guerin of D&G Antiques in West Palm Beach said he asked his dealers to pull ivory objects from the showroom. Why risk being fined and having objects confiscated? Sonny Kimball of Absolute Antiques in North Palm Beach predicted that the ban would have minimal impact on the prices of costlier items. The expensive stuff will always have value, but the lower end and mediocre stuff that has always been hard to sell and doesnt create a market will be harder to sell, he said. And a middle-class collector someone who collects $100 and $200 items cannot afford the paperwork and appraisals to have objects authenticated. So much for cashing in on Grandmas ivory bracelets. It has not affected the upper class in a way because they can afford to pay for the documentation for those $15,000, $20,000 items, he said. The unfortunately reality, he said, is that its easy to make new ivory look centuries old. Ms. Pica thought otherwise.IVORYFrom page 1 GAVIN SHIRE / USFWSElephants are being slaughtered for ivory and other parts at unprecedented rates. COURTESY PHOTOJewelry slated for the ivory crush.It has affected every one of my collectors ... Netsukes, all the Continental ivories, which are exquisite, are totally worthless right now. Kathleen Pica, auctioneer and owner of Auctions Neapolitan in NaplesPICA HOOVER
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A28 NEWS WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OFFERING A COMPLETE RANGE OF SPECIALTIESGeneral Dermatology Skin Cancer Mohs Micrographic Surgery CoolSculpting Cosmetic Dermatology Camisa Psoriasis Center Laser Treatments Medical Spa1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.com Multiple Locations for Convenient Care Now open in Downtown Fort Myers allenWEISSallen.email@example.com HEALTHY LIVING Survey says adult Floridians concerned about ability to care for aging parents SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYA clear majority of Florida adults are deeply concerned about their ability to help aging parents face the increasing challenges of age-related decline, according to a recent statewide poll commissioned by the Florida Health Care Association and conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research. The poll was conducted in conjunction with FHCAs 60th anniversary and the associations launch of eldercareflorida. com, a website to assist adults and their aging parents as they explore long-term care options. As Florida begins to feel the impact of aging Baby Boomers, its important we identify the needs and concerns of those who will be responsible for their care, Joe Mitchell, president of FHCA, says. The Mason-Dixon poll shows clearly that as they consider the potential challenges of aging parents and an aging population, most Floridians are nervous about their ability to help meet parents needs, apprehensive about the strain those needs might place on their own lives and families, and anxious for Florida to provide enough options as their parents advance in age. According to the poll: Almost three out of five adults (58 percent) say they are concerned about their ability to care for the physical health of an aging parent. More than two-thirds (67 percent) are concerned about their ability to care for the diminishing mental capabilities of an aging parent. Almost half (48 percent) are concerned that the needs of a parent will place a financial strain in their own lives. More than two-thirds (67 percent) are concerned that their parents needs will create an emotional strain in their own lives. Only about one-third are very confident of their ability to personally meet the needs of an aging parent, whether that parent remained in his or her own home (33 percent) or moved into the adult childs home (35 percent). The poll offers insights into the attitudes of the so-called sandwich generation, working-age adults who have children of their own but also must help with the care of their own parents. The survey found that more than one in three adult Floridians (36 percent) who have family members in assisted living also have children under the age of 18, creating added stress to deal with two generations that require additional time and care to meet their needs. The survey results also indicate that an overwhelming majority of Floridians (93 percent) consider it important for Florida to have a strong system of assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities (also referred to as nursing homes) to meet the states growing long-term care demands. Additionally, 71 percent said they would be very supportive if a parent who needs daily medical and living care makes the decision to live in a skilled nursing or assisted living community. Florida has the highest median age in the nation, with more than one in five Floridians over the age of 65. This large senior population creates numerous important challenges for the Sunshine State, particularly when coupled with such concerns as a shortage of geriatric specialists; increasing rates of Alzheimers disease and other dementias; limited transportation options for aging Floridians; and the rise of two-career families leaving no one home to care for needy loved ones. The new website, eldercareflorida. com, offers details of various care options available to aging Floridians, as well as information for dealing with such issues of aging as memory loss, depression and falls. The site also provides a forum for Floridians to share their experiences with others who may be contemplating the same choices. Founded in 1954, FHCA represents more than 500 long-term care facilities in Florida. Its mission is to advance the quality of services, image, professional development and financial stability of its members so as to assist them in continuously improving the quality of care they provide for Floridas growing elder population. For more information about the association, visit fhca.org. In celebration of our two-year affiliation with Mayo Clinic and to plan for the future, I made a trip to the Mayo campus in Jacksonville along with my NCH colleagues Chief of Staff Kevin Cooper, Chief Strategy Officer Mike Riley and Dr. David Lamon. Our visit began with a review of eConsult, where any exclusive NCH medical staff member can obtain a virtual consultation with a Mayo specialist, usually without a patient having to travel. A patients electronic medical records are gathered and transmitted to the appropriate Mayo expert in a process that is helping a growing number of patients with difficult diagnostic or therapeutic problems. Most often, our Mayo colleagues confirm the care we are providing. Another Internet vehicle, AskMayoExpert, explains how Mayo approaches various clinical situations. (Think of a map or outline to diagnose or treat an illness.) In July, we had 149 searches on topics ranging from chronic daily headaches to Clostridium difficile to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. We plan to encourage the use of this knowledge base to all of our clinicians, including nurses, as part of our electronic medical record. Were also increasing our culturesharing effort with Mayo. Recently, four Mayo physicians shared with the NCH Physician Group their passion for effective communication. Later this month we have invited all of the hospitalists, Emergency Room physicians, anesthesiologists, pathologists and the NCH Physician Group to a Mayo seminar focusing on the added value of collaboration. Mayo Clinic Care Network now has 30 affiliate health care systems. We are learning from each other and sharing best practices. NCH Chief Nursing Officer Michele Thoman participates with others in similar positions, as do I. Next up, in October, are sessions for chief Mayo affiliation continues to benefit NCH patientsDLC celebrates National Recovery MonthThe David Lawrence Center celebrates the 25th annual National Recovery Month with Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out Thursday, Sept. 25, at New Hope Community Center, 7676 Davis Blvd. All are welcome. The program starts at 5 p.m. and will include the presentation of this years Recovery Month awards to: The PAWS Assistance Dogs program PAWS brings its pups to train with DLC residents before the canines are placed with disabled veterans. The puppies practice healthy socialization and therapy skills while the centers clients experience firsthand the numerous benefits of pet therapy. Participants also learn strategies for behavior modification that can help them as they learn to manage their recovery. Vivian Parziale Ms. Parziale is being honored for her leadership in the David Lawrence Center Alumni Association and for her efforts as a recovery community volunteer. Master Officer Bill Gonsalves A 28-year veteran with the Naples Police Department, Mr. Gonsalves has a passion for helping those with a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis. He also serves on the board of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Gulf Coast Runners The runners club partnered with the Young Executives of the David Lawrence Center this years for the Beach Bum 5K Run and for the past five years has given participants in Collier Countys drug court program the opportunity to volunteer at GCR events as part of their community service work. The Recovery Month awards celebration includes dinner sponsored by St. Matthews House, the David Lawrence Center Alumni Association and the David Lawrence Center Young Executives. Entertainment will be by students from the Lely High School Drug Free Collier CORE Society. Several local organizations will be on hand with information about their programs and services for those in recovery. Attendance is free, but donations are appreciated and will be accepted at the event or in advance. For reservations, call 354-1434 or email Emily Naranjo at firstname.lastname@example.org. SEE WEISS, A29
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 A29 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 Common Foot ProblemsRSVP (239) 465-6623 ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE BIG GAME? ITS FINALLY FOOTBALL SEASON. Available at:Downtown Naples | Golden Gate | Bonita Springs | San Carlos | Marco Island | East Napleswww.SunshineAce.com Group can help adolescents learn how to make positive choicesRegistration is open for teens ages 14-18 to enroll in Making Positive Choices, a psycho-educational program offered by the David Lawrence Center for adolescents who are experiencing difficulties making choices that support a healthy lifestyle, whether theyre having problems with their peers, disregarding rules or experimenting with substance use. Participants learn the value of good health and positive decision making as well as how to recognize risk-taking and substance abuse, improve family communication, build healthy relationships and manage stress, anger and other emotions. The group meets in eight sessions from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, starting Oct. 29, at David Lawrence Centers satellite services office at 2806 Horseshoe Drive. Registration is $62. To sign up or for more information, call 263-4013. Park Royal Hospital holds job fairPark Royal Behavioral Health Services and Hospital in Fort Myers holds a job fair from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27. Fulland part-time positions are open for advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified addiction counselors, mental health technicians and certified nursing assistants. Full-time and parttime positions are available. Interested applicants should bring a resume and can complete an application at the job fair. Qualified candidates will be interviewed on the spot. The hospital is at 9241 Park Royal Drive near HealthPark off Summerlin Road in south Fort Myers. Those who cannot attend can email their resume to email@example.com. Sessions based on teachings of Eckhart Tolle begin Oct. 16Do you find yourself constantly distracted, frazzled and too stressed to enjoy life? Are you squandering the present moment worrying about past events you cannot undo or future events beyond your control? If so, youve got a lot of company. And perhaps you can find some relief in the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle, author of the bestselling The Power of Now. Guided to Presence, a six-week spiritual intensive facilitated by Naples resident Linda Allen and based on Mr. Tolles ancient wisdom, takes place from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. Attendance is limited to the first 40 people who sign up. Cost is $30 for the series. Send a check made payable to Donna Carty (include your name, phone number and email address) to 1725 S upreme Court, Naples 34110. For more information, call Ms. Carty at 784-7734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. medical officers and chief operating officers. In addition, Mayo Jacksonville has just been awarded the first Comprehensive Stroke Program for Florida from the Joint Commission. We look forward to a program with Mayo about standardizing care to improve outcomes for all victims of stroke. Robin McCarlGalbavy, our director of surgical nursing, and neurointerventional radiologist Mazen AbuAwad will represent NCH at that program. Finally, we are exploring cooperation on graduate medical education assistance and also the possibility of having senior Mayo surgical residents rotating with NCH Physician Group surgeons. Our Mayo affiliation is strong and growing. The more we can do together, the better we will all be able to help our patients live longer, happier and healthier lives. In a recent Straight Talk, I incorrectly said NCH was the only system in Collier and Lee counties to be accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for chest pain with percutaneous intervention. While NCH is the only system in Collier County to be so recognized, Lee Memorial Health Systems HealthPark Medical Center in Lee County is also accredited. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.WEISSFrom page 28 Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE!Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com ekly. Got Download?The iPad App
A30 NEWS WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. 1713 SW Health Parkway, Suite 1, Naples239.597.8000NaplesUrgentCareOnline.comNAPLES URGENT CAR E WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINICESTERO URGENT CAR E WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite 18, Estero239.948. 1310EsteroUrgentCareOnline.com We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rebekah Bernardhas joined PRIMARY CARE AND FAMILY PRACTICEby AppointmentMINOR Performed by a Board-Certied General Surgeon where she is accepting new patients as a Family Medicine Physician.Call 239.948.3867to make an appointmentESTERO URGENT CAR E WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC 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 BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickThe womans dog lived outdoors at the end of a chain, with only a doghouse for shelter. He had some serious medical issues. Neighbors complained to the city that the dog was neglected. When officers responded, they confiscated the dog and gave the owner citations totaling more than $800. But the officers took an extra step. They called the Jacksonville Humane Society in Florida to ask if the shelter would work with the owner, saying, We think she really loves this dog; she just doesnt have the resources. Their instincts were right on, says JHS Executive Director Denise Deisler. The woman dearly loved her dog, but shed never received any information about what might be proper care for a dog and why he might be better off in the house than in the backyard. The owner agreed to work with JHS, which provided the dogs medical treatment, and all charges and fines were dropped. They provided the owner with a crate and a bed and bowls, and she moved the dog into her house. This woman now has a more appropriate relationship with her dog; the dog is now healthy, and hes not sitting in a shelter, Ms. Deisler says. A dog whos been in a backyard his whole life is not typically the first dog who gets adopted. Imagine if your local shelter could keep up to half of the pets brought to them in their current homes. Jacksonville is just one place where thats happening. Ms. Deisler and shelter executives like her are passionate about retention: keeping pets in homes by removing barriers that might otherwise land them in the shelter. Instead of just accepting pets brought in for surrender, they offer practical assistance and advice. Take medical care. Many people surrender animals because they cant afford needed veterinary care. We have incredible luck with keeping animals out of the shelter by offering medical care, Ms. Deisler says. My stance is that if they surrender to a shelter, were going to end up paying for medical care anyway. Why not pay for it and let them go back home? Other retention efforts include boarding dogs for people who are temporarily homeless or are seeking crisis shelter for domestic violence. Theyre able to offer that service by partnering with a local boarding facility and exchanging publicity for its boarding services. They may pay the pet deposit on rental housing if lack of it is the only thing preventing a person from keeping a pet. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Colorado is one of a number of shelters that offer training classes and behavior advice to people whose relationship with a pet is faltering because of behavioral issues. Its full-service veterinary clinic has a subsidized program for people whose income might not permit them to afford treatment for a pet. Some shelters have low-cost or free spay/neuter programs or pet-food pantries to help out people who may have lost a job and are struggling to feed a pet. If finances are an issue, then we have some opportunities to ensure that that relationship can stay intact, says BVHS CEO Lisa Pedersen. All of those programs help to keep pets in homes when behavior problems or finances might otherwise dictate that they be given up to the shelter. The goal is to work with individuals to find an answer to whatever challenges they might be facing with their pets. For us, its almost anything goes, Ms. Deisler says. If you really love your pet and want to keep your pet, we will do whatever we need to do to keep that pet with the people who love him. Were not judgmental. PET TALESKeep em homeShelters come up with creative solutions to help pets who might otherwise be given upWhen animal shelters can help pets stay with their families, as more organizations are attempting to do, everybody wins. >> Bangor is a neutered 3-year-old Siamese/domestic shorthair mix who has a loving temperament and beautiful blue eyes.>> Hop-Along Cassidy is a sweet little neutered, 5-year-old Brussels Griffon/ Shih Tzu mix who gets along just ne, even though its missing a back leg.>> Meeshu is a declawed and neutered 4-year-old tabby who has a great personality. >> Pretty Paisley is a happy 4-yearold fox terrier mix. Shes spayed and she loves to go on walks.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. Pets of the Week
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 NEWS A31 (Adult & Pediatric) MEET OUR PHYSICIANSPenny J. Orr, OD, MD, MD, OD, OD SWFLEYE.COM CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! Call Us For A FREE ESTIMATE239-357-1177Licensed, Insured, Bonded and Locally OwnedCleanGreenNaples.comFOR DETAILS ON OUR SERVICES, VISIT US AT Customized cleaning packages available. Weekly/monthly agreement discounts. October 24-26, 2014 CLEAN WATER. MORE FISH.2014Support clean water! NEW LOWER 2014 Tournament Pricing! Kick-Off Party OCTOBER 24 Dinner, cocktails, auction and raffleTournament OCTOBER 25-26 Two full days of fishingAwards OCTOBER 26 Reception, cocktails and awardsconservancy.org/redsnook or 239.403.4219 All proceeds benet the Conservancy of Southwest Florida juvenile gamesh studies, water quality research and estuary protection.Presented byREGISTER TODAY Wayne A. Meland THE DIVA DIARIESWishing it really felt like fall? Just fake itDue to the fact that Im still (mostly) housebound, recovering from knee surgery, instead of being out and about, my world is relegated to what I see online and watch on TV and this could get a girl confused about seasons. Regardless of advertisements on television or pictures on Facebook showing trees with orange and red leaves, however, I refuse to fall victim to the Southwest Florida fantasy that its actually fall. Its hard not to fall for fall its everywhere but dont be fooled; as a friend reminded me recently, its NOTumn (decidedly not autumn). Dont get me wrong. NOTumn is a sort of a season around these parts but it isnt fall, or anything even resembling it. Its that time from the start of September until the last day of hurricane season (Nov. 1) when, while folks in most of the rest of the United States transition from summer to winter by donning sweaters, raking leaves and decorating their porches in oranges, golds, and umbers, we immerse ourselves in pumpkin-flavored products in an effort to convince ourselves that we are one with the rest of the country. We try not to notice that its still very hot and insanely humid. We tell ourselves that theres a BIG DIFFERENCE in the heat since August (when really, two to three degrees isnt much of a difference, especially when heat stroke remains a very real worry). Its still uncomfortably hot. The AC continues to blow full blast, and our hair still looks bad. Thats why the tourists and the snowbirds arent here yet theyre enjoying actual fall in real life. But again, the TV tells me fall has arrived (despite the fact that when I walk any distance outside, I can feel the sweat trickling down my back). Im reminded that Dairy Queen now has the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard for FALL! Steak and Shake has the FALL favorite: Caramel Apple Milkshake! The people who make Peeps dont care that its not Easter; theyre ready for FALL with Pumpkin Peeps! And, of course, that purveyor of all things pumpkin and Fall, Starbucks celebrates NOTumn earlier and earlier every year. I wouldnt be surprised if, next year, they just chucked all sense of seasons and brought back the Pumpkin Spice Latte in June. And why not? For a season not known for giftgiving, it seems Fall is majorly marketable, because when it comes to anything pumpkinized we grab our wallets with glee. Perhaps, at least for those of us in the subtropics, its because were hoping to make our fall less faux. I call it Fake It Til You Make It fall. So drink your Shock Top Pumpkin Beer while a couple of Pumpkin Oreos (they debut in stores this week) before lighting your Spiced Pumpkin Yankee Candle and slipping into a tub filled with Pumpkin Cupcake Bubble Bath. And if you regularly post inspirational quotes along the lines of My Favorite Color is Autumn and eat enough Publix Pumpkin Pie Limited Edition Ice Cream (which, by the way, is DELICIOUS), it wont matter that its 89 degrees outside and smells not like caramel apples, but more like wet dog. I finally ventured out to a festive event the other night when it was especially hot and humid, and ran into one of my most fashionable girlfriends who looked fabulous in jeans and boots. Meanwhile, I was fanning myself and considering escaping to the ladies room to remove my bra for some relief. I complimented my friend on looking lovely and added (referring to her boots), You want it to be fall, but its not you cant fake fall here. I guess Im getting testy. Thats what five months of heat will do to a person. Maybe I should give up trying to live in the here and now faux fall and go get an organic pumpkin facial, paint my nails orange and buy a pair of Uggs and some stock in Starbucks. After all, tis the season Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS email@example.com STEPHANIE DAVIS / FLORIDA WEEKLY A typical fall scene in Southwest Florida, taken in September 2013.
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Technological trends have dominated the investment space for the past 30 years from the computer to the microprocessor, to the laptop, to operating systems, to the smart phone and wireless, to social media, to whatever will dominate future technology. Technology trends can rarely be predicted by the mainstream investing public, as at the core of technology is invention or creation. Thirty years ago, whowoulda-thunk of a smart phone. Natural resources, both their overall scarcity and their discovery in some subsegments, create investment trends. For instance, the scarcity of hydrocarbons has pushed discovery farther and farther into deep water drilling, yet the invention of fracking in the U.S. has greatly increased oil and natural gas discovery and caused investment in pipelines, additional rail and truck lines, frack sand companies, growth in chemicals processing businesses, explosion of property values in Penn sylv ania and North Dakota (where fracking has bid up farm/ranch land values). Like technology, invention birthed new resource trends that were not knowable 20 years ago, the days when peak oil was the resource theme. Another notable trend is demographics, the quantifiable statistical description of a population. But unlike technology and resource discovery/scarcity, demography has knowable future trends; the very nature of birthing and aging makes demography predictable and allows projections of a populations behaviors well into the future in a country and within a region of that country. Demography is not concerned about trends in behavior of individuals. It focuses on trends in behavior of groups of people and makes generalizations about that behavior (e.g., the group behavior of 80-year-olds is sedentary even though some 80-year-old individuals participate in triathalons). Changing trends in population can be a basis for investing. For instance, older people need more hospital care, medicines, retirement facilities; they migrate to warmer climates; they generally seek more income-producing investments than growth/capital gains investments; etc. Yes, demographics can change but low fertility levels are a death knell to a country. For example, while China has recently reversed its one-child policy, it is questionable whether it will do any demographic good. Fertility trends have the turning radius of a battleship, not a go-kart. And the further fertility drops, the more unbendable the downward trend becomes. It is difficult to change direction from a (fertility) rate of 1.75. Below a sustained rate of 1.50, there are no examples of a country returning to replacement level, said Jonathan Last in his book What to expect when no one is expecting. China has a fertility rate of 1.55, even lower in urban areas. Its an extremely low 0.7 percent in Shanghai. Continuing urbanization will continue to push down the overall fertility rate. (The American Enterprise Institute, Nov. 15, 2013, Why Chinas one-child policy reversal comes too late to boost its economy.) World demographics are summarized in a recent Pew Research Centers study, 0 Projections for the Global population in 2050 The number of people 65 and older is projected to triple by mid-century, from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050. In the U.S., the population of seniors is expected to slightly more than double, from 41 to 86 million. By 2050, the majority of people in Japan, South Korea and Germany is expected to be older than 50. Africas population is projected to increase the most and make up a greater share of the global population by 2050. Indias population is expected to increase by 400 million by 2050. Its projected population of 1.6 billion will be almost equal to the populations of the U.S. and China combined. China is projected to add only 25 million residents. The populations of Japan, Russia and Germany are expected to decrease by more than 10 percent by 2050. For Japan, this means a loss of 19 million residents; for Russia, 23 million; and for Germany, 10 million. Now what to do investment-wise with these projections? Its hard to envision long-term bright futures for several countries (Japan, Russia, German, China, South Korea). Its hard to see how drug stores, hospitals, elective surgeries (such as joint replacement) in the U.S. will not continue to grow. Its hard to see how real estate will not escalate in warmer climates. Remember that demographics is a slowly ticking clock but it surely is ticking. A future column will cover Floridas projected demographics as the expected growth in the population over 65 is staggering. Floridas aging population is accentuated by the migration of aging northerners to this warmer climate. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a market specialist with Worldwide Futures Systems. Follow her on Twitter @rohnshowalter and on Linkedin. o N u n t a r jeannette SHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com MONEY & INVESTING
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 BUSINESS B3 result of the Community Reinvestment Act. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a business that makes $7 million or less could qualify as small for loan purposes. CRA loans are special, created in an effort to promote lending to the smallest of small businesses. The CRA requires most banks (those valued at $1.186 billion or more) to report loans to businesses that make $1 million or less. In Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties combined, banks in 2013 loaned $283.5 million to folks in that category, the most current report based on CRA data shows. Thats close to 19 percent, or $44.3 million more than the year before. There has been an uptick each year since 2009, when the CRA-reported loans hit a low point, after soaring to pre-recession highs in 2006 and 2007 in some cases more than twice the value being loaned now. Banks have seen and helped push the trend upward on into 2014. As of the end of August, all commercial loans at Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) are up 15 percent over the last year, said David Call, its regional president and CEO. He attributes that to the banks own primary focus on small business growth throughout the state in the last year, rising consumer confidence, and home values stabilizing. Without question, small business makes the world go round, in my opinion, Mr. Call said. The big corporate business we do is great we like that as well but small business, its who you see at the ballfield; its who you see in your communities wherever you go and its hard-working people. The rising number and dollar value of loans in part reflects refinancing loans, owners looking to lock in lower rates on old loans in anticipation of a federal interest rate increase, said Lori Buhs, a Collier County-based business banker with IBERIABANK who approves loans of anywhere from $50,000 to $2 million. But more recently, business owners are borrowing for growth and expansion, she added, a lot of it related to the housing and construction industry in Southwest Florida. So weve certainly seen an uptick in those types of loans Theyve weathered the storm personally and professionally and starting to need to borrow again because they are growing. Banks have devoted employees of their own to handle lending as the demand increased in recent years. IBERIA launched a small-business banking unit 2 years ago that included hiring Ms. Buhs, said David Gordley, market president for Southwest Florida. IBERIABANK I think understands the fact that we only do as well the community does, he said. If you have small businesses that are creating jobs and helping to drive the local economy its important to the community that those folks have the opportunity and the capital to thrive. Thriving may mean creating jobs such as a paralegal or dental assistant or in the case of the Wensches practice in Lehigh, a full-time receptionist. Steps to a loanGetting a loan is not necessarily easy. The process took more than six months for the Wensches, even with guidance from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. The SBDC helped the couple devise a business plan with realistic financial projections and the number of patients needed to offset start-up costs. A detailed, comprehensive plan is the most common thing loan applicants need to work on, said Mr. Call of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida). Theyre working hard and their business plan is usually in their mind rather than thought out in a big way. The Wensches student loan debt also made getting a loan more difficult as well. They were initially turned down until an advisor with the SBDC helped explain their business plan to the underwriter at Celtic Bank, who then approved it. They also spent $45,000 of their own money to build out their office space, since the loan would not cover that. It stills looks and smells brand new. After they finally received the money in June, they used it to purchase equipment such as an x-ray machine, just in time to open in July. APPROVEDFrom page 1 Small business commercial lending (millions) Loans for small, community businesses: those with a gross annual revenue of $1 million or lessBased on the dollar amount of the loans, that is about 37 percent of all loans in the United States that banks were required to report through the Community Reinvestment Act in 2013, the latest year for which numbers are available. Collier County >> 2005 5,775 loans; $193.4 million >> 2006 6,897 loans; $191.9 million>> 2007 7,916 loans; $209.7 million>> 2008 4,151 loans; $160.9 million>> 2009 1,524 loans; $92.4 million>> 2010 1,672 loans; $88.6 million>> 2011 2,937 loans; $89 million>> 2012 3,435 loans; $98.7 million >> 2013 4,198 loans; $111.8 million>> Change: $13.1 million or 13.28 percent Top 5 lenders by dollar amount, 2013>> Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 400 loans; $13.9 million>> American Express, FSB, 1,751 loans; $12.8>> First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., 60 loans; $11.6>> Regions Bank, 11 loans; $7.5>> Fifth Third Bank, Ohio 161 loans; $6.3 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYRobert and Monique Wensch spent months putting together a business plan and filing paperwork before they were approved for a loan that allowed them to open their business. CALL GORDLEY
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You may have heard of it. I lost a mere 99.9 percent of my money on that one. But I learned a very valuable lesson in hubris and the value of diversification, so it was actually a very good thing when all was said and done. Mike, Ann Arbor, Mich.The Fool Responds: Thats great thinking. Many smart people with seemingly smart investing strategies underperform the overall stock market, while anyone can easily earn the markets return via simple broad-market index funds. Youre right about Enron, too, as some of our best lessons are learned the hard way. Interestingly, and sadly, a lot of Enron employees lost most of their savings because theyd invested their retirement-plan money in company stock. Thats putting too many eggs in one basket. The S&P 500 offers diversification, encompassing 500 companies. Ford Has More Fuel in the TankFord Motor Co. (NYSE: F) is firing on lots of cylinders, with a dramatic turnaround in North America pushing the stock up nearly tenfold from its early 2009 lows.It has plenty of short-term business catalysts: a slew of new vehicle launches in its money-driving North American market, significantly lower debt and pension obligations, Europes economic recovery, and potential dividend increases. Over the longer term, it can also benefit substantially from international expansion and a turnaround for its Lincoln brand. Sales in India are modest, but they recently grew by 27 percent, year over year. Ford is surging in the worlds largest automotive market, China, too, with sales through July rising 33 percent year over year and 15 new models debuting by the end of next year. Ford expects its Asia-Pacific region to account for nearly 40 percent of company revenues by the end of the decade compared to under 10 percent today and its investing billions to expand there. Meanwhile, Europe recently delivered a profit after losing billions in the past few years, and Ford plans to introduce 25 new models there in the next five years. Ford is a stable, well-run company with a strong balance sheet, competitive products and big opportunities to increase profits overseas. It recently yielded 2.9 percent. (The Motley Fool has recommended Ford and owns shares of it.) I trace my roots back to 1918, when a 2 2year-old started renting out a dozen Model T Fords in Chicago. Today Im one of the worlds largest car-rental companies, with more than 10,000 locations in the U.S. and about 150 nations. I was bought by General Motors in 1926 and have been owned by RCA and Ford. In the 1950s, I expanded into Europe and was sold to another company, getting my current name. I own the Thrifty, Dollar and Firefly brands, and the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corp., too. Who am I? (Answer: Hertz) Buyback MathQHow do share buybacks at companies benefit shareholders? C.H., MiamiAFirst off, it does not benefit shareholders if companies buy back their own shares when the stock is overvalued. That destroys value, and the money could be spent in more productive ways. But if the shares are undervalued, the company can buy back a bunch and essentially retire them, leaving a smaller pool of shares and leaving each remaining shareholder owning a bigger piece of the company. Heres how it shows up on a companys income statement, in a simplified example: Imagine that Excelsior Hair Growth (ticker: SPROUT) earnings have stalled at $1 million annually and it has a million shares outstanding. Its earnings per share (EPS) are thus $1. If Excelsior buys back a tenth of its shares, leaving 900,000, then its EPS suddenly rises to $1.11 ($1 million divided by 900,000). Pfizer is one of many companies with aggressive buybacks. Its share count topped 8 billion in 2010 and recently was around 6.5 billion. When studying a companys financials, its preferable to see earnings growing mostly due to business growth, not share buybacks. ***QWhat does priced for perfection mean? D.L., CincinnatiAThe term suggests that a stocks price is steep, as if perfect outcomes have been factored into it, with investors expecting great things from the company. This can be a risky scenario, because if the company missteps or theres some bad news, the stock price may take a significant hit. Consider value investing instead, in which you seek healthy, growing companies whose shares are selling for significantly less than you think theyre worth. This approach can minimize your downside risk by providing a margin of safety. Got a question for the Fool? Send it in see Write to Us n n t i n r e i n rd h e t. p nn s in st r e v l ion. young f ound q uite co Know t to u s wi th F to p an d yo u drawing f or a BUSINESS MEETINGS The Collier Building Industry Association hosts the 2014 Sand Dollar Awards dinner and celebration Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, call 4366100 or visit cbia.net. The Council for Hispanic Business Professionals holds its sixth annual Latin Night gala Saturday, Sept. 27, at Wyndemere Country Club. This years beneficiary is Grace Place for Children & Families. Tickets for $75 are available at chbpnaples.org. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a speed networking event from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. $5 at the door. Attendance is limited to the first 30 chamber members who make reservations by calling 3947549 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Wake Up Naples for members and guests from 7:308:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Hilton Naples. $20 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. The Leadership Collier Alumni Association hosts Naples Works! Opportunity Happens! with Dudley Goodlette, Michael Wynn and County Commissioner Georgia Hiller from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. Leadership Collier alumni and those interested in learning about leadership programs are welcome. $15 for alumni, $20 for others. Sign up by Oct. 1 at napleschamber.org/events. 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 email@example.com 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, Oct. 13, at the Hilton Naples. $25 for members, $30 for others in advance; $28 and $33 at the door. Registration required at aboveboardchamber.com. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Five networking event from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Erins Isle at Hibiscus Golf Club. $5 for chamber members, $10 for others. For more information, call 394-7549 or visit marcoislandchamber.org. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Plenty of parking, ideal for church. $1.5M (Ref #002148)FOR SALE 12 unit eciency motel on Palm Beach Blvd. 3,376 SF, full median cut, includes commercial lot in rear. Units have small fridge/microwave. $299,000 (Ref #002321)FOR SALE 4,057 SF freestanding bldg. on Colonial Blvd. near Summerlin. Zoned Professional Oce, multiple entrances for privacy, ample parking. $620,000 (Ref #001441) FOR SALE 1,424 SF commercial building on .39 acs. at corner of SR 82 & Highland Ave., near Downtown. C-1 zoning allows a variety of uses. Priced at $165,000 (Ref #002073)FOR SALE .80 ac. site on San Carlos Blvd. near Ft. Myers Beach. 3,600 SF block bldg plus 2 production bldgs. Zoned light industrial, dual road frontage. $595,000 Dr. Emily Williams has joined the David Lawrence Center as part-time staff psychiatrist in childrens medical services. Dr. Williams is board certified in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., a masters of public health degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a doctorate from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. She completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship as well as her general psychiatry residency at Palmetto Health and University of South Carolina, where she was named Resident of the Year. She is a member of the Florida Medical Association, the American Academy of Children Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association. Higher Education Paul Bova has been named senior director of development for the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation. He previously worked as principal gifts officer for Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. He earned a bachelors degree from Norwich University. Media Sydney Monahan has joined ITZ Studios in Naples as an associate producer responsible for production and casting on all ITZ projects in addition to signing and booking new studio clients. Ms. Monahan has worked at Sirius XM on The Opie and Anthony Show in New York City. In Southwest Florida, she has worked at the former 99X radio station as well as at KROCK, The Link and 93X. Nonpro t Organizations Robin Goldstone Garcia has joined Lighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss as executive director. Ms. Garcia has previously worked in the software industry and as a financial advisor. She graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a double major in business administration and psychology. Travel Direct Travel Inc. has acquired Hurley Travel Experts of Portland, Me., and Naples. Awards & Recognition The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce was named Chamber of Commerce of the Year at the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals during the associations recent annual meeting. Christine Ross, president and CEO of the chamber, was named Executive of the Year. Board Appointments Todd Gates has been elected to the Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers operating board. A resident of Southwest Florida since 1984, Mr. Gates was the subcontractor project management for The Ritz-Carlton Naples, The Registry Resort (now the Waldorf Astoria Naples) and The Philharmonic Center of the Arts (now ArtisNaples). In 1993 he founded GATES, which specializes in construction management, general contracting and design build with offices in Florida and Panama. Prentiss Higgins and John Passidomo have joined the board of directors at Jewish Family & Community Services. Mr. Higgins retired as the chairman and CEO of Phytochem Technologies, and brings more than three decades of visionary business research and development experience to JFCS. He graduated from Milton Academy in Milton, Mass., and from Harvard University before earning an MBA from Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. Mr. Passidomo has practiced law in Collier County since 1979. Board certified as a specialist in real estate law, he is a former president of the Collier County Bar Association. He earned a bachelors degree in philosophy from Boston College and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Attorney Laird Lile has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission for a term ending in July 2018. An elected member of the Board of Governors for The Florida Bar, Mr. Lile is past chair of the bars 9,000-member Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section. He was appointed by the chief justice to a second three-year term on the Supreme Courts Florida Courts Technology Commission, which is overseeing the technological overhaul of the states courts. Catering Melanie Seibold has joined SMH Catering, a social enterprise of St. Matthews House, as marketing manager. Ms. Seibold has more than two decades of experience in marketing, sales, event planning and catering management. Her career highlights include owning and managing two catering operations, as well as most recently working at Whole Foods Market in Naples as a catering specialist. In her new position, she will help build relationships with businesses, organizations and individuals to increase exposure of SMH Catering and the mission of St. Matthews House throughout Southwest Florida. Health Care Bhavin Patel, D.O., has joined the staff of Lee Memorial Health Systems Lee Physician GroupCardiology. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Hahnemann, Pa. He also completed a cardiovascular disease fellowship at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Brown Mills, N.J. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Patel will see patients in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs.GATES HIGGINS PASSIDOMO LILE SEIBOLD PATEL WILLIAMS BOVA MONAHAN GOLDSTONE GARCIA ON THE MOVE
B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS... Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. 8625 Collier Boulevard, Naples, FL 34114 239.732.0044 www.SkinWellnessFlorida.com NETWORKINGBonita chamber networking lunch at Carrabbas Italian Grill Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt hosts Bonita chamber at new officeLike us on Facebook.com / NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events t han we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@ oridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS Michelle Spitzer, Dr. Richard Gilbert and Rob SowersKelley Denny, Connie Troop and Zuleila Lugo Megan Goulette, Alan Gaunt and Lacy Gilbert Alan Gaunt and Scott Duval Joel Whittenhall, Arden McCurdy and G. Donald Thomson, Esq. Pam Fultz and Richard Mancini Christine Ross and Nancy Near Bob DiPesa, Edye Button, George Ghanem and Rose Ghanem
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RENTAL DIVISIONSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.239.262.4242 | 800.749.7368rentnaples.com NAPLES FORT MYERS, ESTERO & BONITA SPRINGS Quail Run | Verandas2BR/2BA 1st oor renovated residence. Furnished. $1,000Cypress Glen Village3BR/2.5BA townhouse with carpet and wood ooring. Unfurnished. $1,500Heron Point3BR/2.5BA + den home with open, airy feeling. Unfurnished. $3,000Pelican Isle | Residences3BR/3BA 9th oor condominium with view of Gulf and Bay. Unfurnished. $4,000Old Naples2BR/1BA guest house with great oor plan. Walk to beach and shopping. Unfurnished. $3,500Fiddlers Creek3BR/3.5BA beautifully furnished home with membership available. Furnished. $6,500Shadow Wood Preserve | Bay Woods2BR/2BA + den residence with upgrades galore and over 1,900 sq ft. Unfurnished. $1,400Coconut Point | Rapallo2BR/2BA + den, 3rd oor residence with many upgrades and great amenities. Unfurnished. $1,500Bonita Bay | Vistas2BR/3BA + den 4th oor condominium with stunning views and amenities. Unfurnished. $2,000Estero | Fountain Lakes3BR/2BA pool home. Amenities include tness center and tennis courts. Furnished. $2,000Palmira | Novela3BR/3BA home with large screened lanai. Renaissance Center oering available with transfer fee. Unfurnished. $2,500Bonita Bay | Esperia South3BR/3BA high-rise condominium with views of Bay and Gulf. Many amenities available. Unfurnished. $2,950 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE B8 WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014We cant sell whats not there. That was the reaction from several brokers as they studied the newest numbers from the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The August report indicated overall inventory dropped 20 percent in the $300,000 and below price category this year compared to August 2013. The median price in this price category rose 13 percent as a result. Pending and closed sales dropped double digits in the same price segment. Low inventory was also a strong factor in the decrease of pending and closed sales activity in the Naples beach area condominium market. This muchsought after location experienced a 28 percent decrease in available inventory, from 571 condominiums in August 2013 to 409 in August 2014. The low inventory contributed to the 31 percent decrease in pending sales and 23 percent decrease in closed sales of condominiums in this area. The median closed price in this area increased 7 percent, from $495,000 in the 12 months ending August 2013 to $530,000 in the 12 months ending August 2014. I thought we had seen the top of this economic cycle a year ago, Cindy Carroll of the real estate appraisal and consultancy firm Carroll & Carroll saysBy the numbers: NABOR report shows inventory downSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE NABOR, B16 House Hunting:930 Cape Marco Marco IslandLuxury condominium residences like this one with direct beach views in Tampico in Cape Marco rarely come on the market. This unit has three bedrooms and three full baths in 2,700 square feet of living space. There is deeded parking for two cars under the building. Residents and their guests have a private boardwalk to the beach and can also enjoy Cape Marcos fitness center, tennis courts and sauna. Realtor Tom Walsh of Engel & Vlkers has the listing for $1.6 million. For more information, call 250-9386 or email senwalsh@ gmail.com. Send your listings and highresolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. COURTSEY PHOTOS
AT TALIS PARKIL CORSO 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 LIF ESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and specications subject to change without notice. Old Fashioned Grace Wrapped In A New Fashioned Lifestyle 239.449.5900 TalisPark.com A Kitson & Partners Community Visit Talis Parks Garden House Sales Center at Livingston Rd, Naples, FL bMODELS OPEN DAILY Fitness Center, Spa & Dining All Within a 2 Minute Walk From $1 Million WATERFRONT HOME SITES JUST RELEASEDSeven One and Two-Story 2,530-3,638 Sq. Ft. Spanish Eclectic Great Room Residences with 3 or 4 Bedrooms, Study, Island Kitchens, Spacious Outdoor Living Areas, Heated Swimming Pools and Two-Car Garages
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B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHome sites released in Il Corso at Talis Park BY KEVIN CAFFREYSpecial to Florida WeeklyAs homebuyers continue to gravitate to the village lifestyle of Il Corso at Talis Park, 12 home sites have been released for construction, all within a short walk or bike ride of the Grand Piazza that includes Talis Parks great lawn as well a the fitness, spa and dining venues in the Vyne House clubhouse. Il Corso is an enclave of 30 detached villas ranging from 2,530 square feet to 3,638 square feet. Seven one-and twostory designs by Stofft Cooney Architects are available for construction by Distinctive Communities. Threeand four-bedrooms plans in a Spanish eclectic motif are priced from $1 million and include water views, island kitchens, multiple storage areas and outdoor living areas with heated swimming pools. Six end-user and furnished model residences are under construction in Il Corso. Two completed models have sold and remain available for viewing. The release of the 12 home sites is expected to stimulate additional construction activity as homebuyers take advantage of the limited opportunity to enjoy the Il Corso lifestyle. The Il Corso models under construction will showcase Distinctives Communities Berolina II and Catania II floor plans. Completion of both models is anticipated by spring 2015. The two-story Berolina II has three bedrooms and three baths in 3,315 square feet. The great room and first-floor master suite open to an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen that includes a gas grill and refrigerator. The upstairs of the Berolina II presents a guest retreat that includes a bedroom with a private bath and a spacious optional lounge that provides a place for relaxing, reading and watching television. Base price of the Berolina II is $1,145,000. Pricing of the furnished model will be determined as construction progresses. The two-story Catania II has three bedrooms plus a study, four full bathrooms and a garage with golf-cart storage. There are 3,198 square feet under air. The outdoor living area features a covered lanai, an optional outdoor kitchen with a natural gas grill and refrigerator, a pool with a spa, and a sitting area, all of which overlook Il Corsos hallmark water views. The master suite includes two walk-in closets. Two full guest suites with private baths and walk-in closets are upstairs along with a loft. The great room of the Catania II model will have a cathedral crossedbeam ceiling. Base price of the Catania II is $1,150,000. As with the Berolina II, pricing of the furnished model will be determined as construction progresses.Open now for viewingDistinctive Communities completed Deana and Catania models are open for viewing in Il Corso. Both models feature interiors by Ficarra Design Associates. The two-story Deana has 3,278 square feet and includes two bedrooms, a study or third bedroom, three baths, an island kitchen, dining area, a second-floor sitting area and guest suite, a private outdoor living area with a covered lanai, pool and spa, and a two-car garage plus golf cart storage. The upstairs guest suite includes a large bedroom, a bath with his-and-her sinks and a spacious living room. The Deana model also includes an outdoor living area featuring a kitchen with a gas grille and under-counter refrigerator, a dining area, a stepping-stone path over the pool, a wet wall feature on the back of the spa and a large pool deck. The Deanas transitional-coastal design includes planked wood flooring finished in variations of taupe and grey. Off whites and spa blues mixed with taupe, light sea glass greens and coral accents are featured in a light coastal color palette. A vaulted beamed ceiling contributes to the open feeling in the great room, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen features an island with barstool seating, white cabinetry with a grey wash, granite countertops, undercabinet halogen lighting and a wave tile backsplash. The two-story, 3,109-square-foot Catania model has three bedrooms, four baths, a study, great room, dining area, island kitchen and a two-car garage with golf cart storage. The outdoor living area features a covered lanai, an outdoor kitchen with a natural gas grill and refrigerator, a sitting area with a natural gas fire pit and a rectangular pool with a spa. The color palette blends navies, grays, off-whites and browns against dark wood tones. Ceiling details throughout the model include double-step tray ceilings in the foyer, main hallway and great room. The island kitchen includes Pompeii quartz countertops, perimeter cabinetry with a light gray finish, stainless steel Viking appliances, a walk-in pantry and a dropped-ceiling detail over the island. The entrance to Talis Park is on Livingston Road just north of Immokalee Road. Stop by the sales center at 16980 Livingston Road or visit talispark.com for more information. The great room of the Catania model that is open for viewing in Il Corso at Talis Park.The kitchen/dining are of the Deana model in Il Corso. The Berolina II has three bedrooms and three baths in 3,315 square feet of living area. The Catania II has three bedrooms plus a study/fourth bedroom and four full baths in 3,198 square feet under air. The neighborhood of Il Corso at Talis Park is within a short walk or bike ride of the communitys Grand Piazza.
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Brian McColgan, 239.410.7850 or 941.505.5555 This unique barrier island offers seven miles of pristine white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise Gulf waters. Live the resort lifestyle all year long. Palm Island residences start at $329,900 and up. Kevin Mackin, 941.769.0198 or 941.473.7750LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER 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!The Sands $319,000Beautiful complex; spacious residence. Furnished 2BR/2BA with lovely views. Laundry in unit.Greenlinks Several Floor Plans AvailableGreat investment; income guaranteed. Live in it, rent it or vacation in it. Very nice amenities. FOR GOLF ENTHUSIAST ACROSS FROM BEACH Homesites on Marco Island1664 Villa Court Great street; wide water views. 173 Gulfstream Inland lot; near park/YMCA. 91 S. Heathwood Inland; super low price. CALL FOR PRICING1642 Rainbow Court $610,000Great family home with all the recreation space. Beautiful updates; large rooms. Dock and lift. FLORIDA STYLE HOME about the unpredictable activity in certain areas within Collier County. For example, she adds, in Pelican Bay there is a three-month inventory of single-family homes for sale, but if you are looking to buy a Crayton Road area condo in the $2 million to $3 million range, youd better be ready with a checkbook because there are only two listings. Brenda Fioretti of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty points out that the report also shows financed sales have increased 30 percent since NABOR starting tracking overall cash versus conventional (financed) sales in January 2013. The NABOR August 2014 report provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. Here are some of the findings: Overall pending sales decreased 11 percent, from 890 homes in August 2013 to 795 homes in August 2014. Overall closed sales decreased 2 percent, from 9,798 homes in the 12 months ending August 2013 to 9,613 homes in the 12 months ending August 2014. The overall median closed price increased 14 percent, from $228,000 in the 12 months ending August 2013 to $260,000 in the 12 months ending August 2014. Overall inventory decreased 8 percent, from 3,875 in August 2013 to 3,579 in August 2014. Average days on market were 83 for August 2014. Inventory for single-family homes increased 1 percent, from 1,894 homes in August 2013 to 1,904 homes in August 2014. The largest increase was in the $300,000 to $500,000 category, which saw a 12 percent increase. The August report reflects inconsistent activity across all geographic areas, making it difficult to predict whether the low inventory will continue to affect pending and closed sales moving forward. Additionally, another factor not tracked in the report but one that impacts pending homes sales is new construction, which continues to swell in the area. The rising inventory of newly constructed homes will not help those buyers looking for homes in the under $300,000 price category, however, because there are few available. This is a very diverse market with a diminishing inventory in the reasonably priced housing sector, says NABOR President Pat Pitocchi, corporate trainer at Downing-Frye Realty. The increase in median closed price continues to be driven by the under $300,000 market, which comprises nearly 65 percent of existing home inventory, she says, adding the under $300,000 price segments overall median closed price increased 13 percent in August, while all other price categories moved slightly up or down. Its the only area of the market whose median closed price behavior is predictable. View the entire report at naples area.com. NABORFrom page 8 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSMark Young been promoted to market manager for IBERIABANK Mortgage in Collier County. Mr. Young joined IBERIABANK Mortgage in 2011 as vice president and senior loan officer. In his new role, he will oversee a team of mortgage professionals in Naples and Marco Island. He was awarded the Five Star Mortgage Professional designation for a third year in 2014. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America chapters for Florida and Southwest Florida, the National and Florida associations of Realtors and the Naples Area Board of Realtors.Top producers for August at the Fifth Avenue office of Royal Shell Real Estate were: Top team listing producer, The Fischer Group; top individual listing producer, Liz Appling; Top sales producer team, The Taranto Team; and top individual sales producer, Starr Mier.Topc producers for August at the Park Shore office of Royal Shell Real Estate were: Top listing and top sales producer team, The Boeglin Team; top individual listing producer, Pam Olsen; and top individual sales producer, Linda Sanfilippo.
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B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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>$300,0001 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD LAUREL MEADOW 23120 Tree Crest Court $399,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210>$400,0002 NAPLES TERRACE 1031 Diana Avenue $437,000 PSIR Susan Barton 239.860.14123 BAY FOREST NAPLES WALK 15191 Cedarwood Lane #2704 $490,000 PSIR Dominic Panozzo 239.821.9321>$500,0004 BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II 5050 Blauvelt Way #202 $525,000 PSIR Pat Duggan 239.216.19805 PELICAN MARSH SEVILLE 1845 Seville Boulevard #622 $539,000 PSIR Roya Nouhi 239.290.91116 BRENDISI AT MEDITERRA 29140 Brendisi Way #201 $584,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.00977 FIDDLERS CREEK MENAGGIO 9279 Menaggio Court #201 $588,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.71768 FIDDLERS CREEK CRANBERRY CROSSING 9048 Cherry Oaks Trail $597,500 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.71769 SUN TERRACE 2626 12th Court North $599,000 PSIR Brandon Dowdy 239.287.6243>$600,00010 WILSHIRE LAKES 3937 Deep Passage Way $649,000 PSIR Patrick OConnor 239.293.941111 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT YACHT & RACQUET CLUB 11030 Gulf Shore Drive #201 $679,000 PSIR Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.941412 PELICAN BAY BAY VILLAS 504 Bay Villas Lane $680,000 PSIR Janice Fonda 402.208.227613 NAPLES BATH & TENNIS 1031 Oriole Circle $699,000 PSIR Debra/ Marty McDermott 239.564.4231>$800,00014 PARK SHORE BAY SHORE PLACE 4255 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1201 $899,000 PSIR Diane Solomon 301.343.5585 Call agent for gate access.>$900,00015 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD KENWOOD 22221 Kenwood Isle Drive $930,000 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210>$1,000,00016 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $1,000,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm17 BONITA BAY BERMUDA COVE 26203 Isle Way $1,079,000 PSIR Teresa Rucker 239.281.237618 MARCO ISLAND 1211 Ember Court $1,095,000 PSIR Cathy Rogers 239.821.792619 MARCO ISLAND 36 Algonquin Court $1,195,000 PSIR Paul Strong 239.404.328020 FIDDLERS CREEK CHIASSO 9314 Chiasso Cove Court $1,275,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.717621 OLD NAPLES 740 5th Avenue North $1,595,000 PSIR Debra/Marty McDermott 239.564.423122 MARCO ISLAND DUNNFOIRE 530 S Collier Boulevard #202 $1,685,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Also Available: #303 $1,675,00023 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court $1,725,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.599624 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm25 FIDDLERS CREEK ISLA DEL SOL 3852 Isla Del Sol Way $1,880,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.717626 GRAY OAKS BANYAN ISLAND 1629 Chinaberry Way $1,979,000 PSIR Jutta V. Lopez 239.571.533927 OLD NAPLES GOLF DRIVE ESTATES 586 S Golf Drive $1,995,000 PSIR Kathryn Lyons 734.476.2666>$2,000,00028 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #605 $2,050,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.599629 PINE RIDGE 63 Eugenia Drive $2,295,000 PSIR Sue Black 239.250.561130 MEDITERRA MEDICI 15243 Medici Way $2,795,000 PSIR Jutta V. Lopez 239.571.5339>$6,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 870 Nelsons Walk $6,500,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$9,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 3605 Fort Charles Drive $9,450,000 PSIR Richard Culp 239.290.2200 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 21
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All About That BassSummers big hit, and other popular songs about prodigious posteriors. C8 Now servingSpecial pieces from the past are a great find for collectors. C20 Godspell comes to FGCU Oct. 2-5 in a collaboration between the universitys Bower School of Music & the Arts and TheatreZone of Naples. Based on the gospel accounts of Matthew and Luke as retold by playwright John Michael Tebelak and composer/ lyrist Stephen Schwartz (of Pippin and Wicked fame), the story focuses on the life of Jesus Christ and his earliest followers and features songs in styles ranging from pop to vaudeville. The original production of Godspell premiered off-Broadway in 1971; a revival ran in 2011-12 on Broadway. Mark Danni, producing artistic director at TheatreZone, has assembled a cast of Actors Equity Association professional actors and FGCU students for this production. Equity actors include Alex Jorth as Jesus, returning to TheatreZone after his debut performance as the Frankie in last years Forever Plaid, and TheatreZone audience favorite Gerritt VanderMeer (and FGCU faculty member) as Judas and John the Baptist and the announcer of the coming messiah. Carolann Sanita-VanderMeer (another FGCU faculty member) plays one of the disciples. TheatreZone patrons will remember Ms. Sanita-VanderMeer for her role as Tracy Lord in High Society. FGCU, TheatreZone collaborate for Godspell INSIDE: WHERE TO ATTEND TO THE ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST / C4 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com AT ITS PURIST ESSENCE, A SONG IS VOICE, lyrics and melody. Even when accompanied by only guitar or piano, its still pretty basic. Thats the way its always been for me, just me and my guitar, says singer/ songwriter Kristian Bush of the multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning band Sugarland. Thats where (my songs) The inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest comes to Captiva and Fort Myers BeachSEE SONG, C4 Musician Kristian Bush will perform at the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. A B Y NAN C Y STETS ON nstetson @ oridaweekly.com song In celebration of the SEE GODSPELL, C19 The Downton exampleRestoring respect in modern times. C2 A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 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 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OFFERING A COMPLETE RANGE OF SPECIALTIESGeneral Dermatology Skin Cancer Mohs Micrographic Surgery CoolSculpting Cosmetic Dermatology Camisa Psoriasis Center Laser Treatments Medical Spa1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.com Multiple Locations for Convenient Care Now open in Downtown Fort Myers 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 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS If weve lost respect, whos at fault?On a recent slow night, I watched an episode of Downton Abbey, the one where Lady Mary, still grieving, storms out of the dining room during a family dinner. The two men at the table Lady Marys father and brotherin-law stood as soon as she stood, their chairs scraping against the floor in a racket of decorum. It was nearly acrobatic, the way the two men leapt up in almost the same instant. Where, I thought, have those days gone? Funnily enough, just a few days later I received a letter from my friend Ben about this very thing. In the 19th century, Ben wrote, when women walked into the room, men stood up. When they left the room, the men stood again. As late as the 20th century, men removed their hats when in the presence of a woman. This was the behavior of respect. Now, he says, the idea of respect has become antiquated. Theres no more standing, no more tipping of hats. And that, he argues, is a shame. I dont disagree. But I want to know whos to blame. Is it the men, for refusing to behave appropriately in a ladys presence? Or is the women, for failing to act like ladies? Ben says its partly because women have tried to level themselves with men, especially in terms of their sexuality. Why would women want to wear tattoos and act like men? he asks. I think that hurts women. Hes not far off the mark, but I think theres another explanation. I witnessed it recently, at a dinner with a mixed group of men and women. A young woman sat to my right and next to her, a man of about 25 although man is a loose term. He struck me as more of a boy, the kind who wears his hair long and unkempt, who boasts about having holes in his sweater, who brings his guitar to a dinner party and then pretends to be modest about playing. The young woman was clearly dazzled.Frankly, the young man should have been dazzled by her. She was lovely, dark haired and dark eyed, with a creamy complexion and the kind of figure youd kill for. She had travelled halfway around the world by herself, from her hometown in Australia first to London and then to the South of France. Yet she spent the entire evening detailing her faults to the boy next to her, how she has no sense of direction, how she cant make up her mind, how shes dismal in the kitchen and awful behind the wheel. By the end of the night, I thought Id scream if I heard one more self-deprecating slur. At the end of his letter, my friend Ben made this declaration: Lets bring back standing up and removing hats. I agree with him. But first we need to bring back something else: the steeliness of character displayed by the women on Downton. After all, men in those days didnt give respect simply because it was requested. Back then, it was earned. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYstart; they dont start decorated, they start bare-bones. Of course, thats typically not the way you hear Mr. Bush on a CD or iPod, or even in concert. If a song is not terrible with me and my guitar, its even better when you add stuff, he says. Mr. Bush performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach as part of the inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. Admission is free. The festival takes place over two weekends (Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5) on Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach, respectively, with more than 40 nationally acclaimed songwriters participating.Capturing the songFormerly one half of the duo Billy Pilgrim, Mr. Bush formed Sugarland in 2002 with Kristen Hall and Jennifer Nettles. Before they had released their first album, the trio opened for Vince Gill at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. In 2006, the band became a duo, with Ms. Nettles and Mr. Bush. Over the years, Sugarland has produced hits including Baby Girl, Stuck Like Glue, Something More, Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good), Want To, Settlin and Already Gone. Theyve sold more than 14 million records. In 2012, the band went on hiatus, and Ms. Nettles released a solo album, That Girl. Mr. Bushs solo album, Southern Gravity, is set to come out, though the label doesnt have an exact date yet. The first single from it was released this summer and is receiving airplay. Trailer Hitch talks about reexamining our desire to amass more and more possessions. As the chorus says, in part, I dont know why, know why/Everybody wants to die rich/Diamonds, champagne/ Make your way down that list/You cant take it with you when you go/Ive never seen a hearse with a trailer hitch. Mr. Bush filmed a music video for it in Chicago one afternoon, standing on Michigan Avenue near the Chicago River, playing his guitar. He placed $1 bills in his open guitar case and wrote a chalk message on the sidewalk telling passers-by to take one. It was one of those rare moments; for half a day and 500 bucks (the cost of the video), the total essence of the song was captured, he says, adding they gave away $300. The video is a lyric video, with the words to the song appearing onscreen. We knew we needed a real video, he says, adding filming just recently finished. The premise: Theres a zombie apocalypse and as the survival kits get handed out, all they hand me is a guitar, he says. But as he begins playing and singing, All the zombies are lulled into happiness, and they start dancing. They are the ones who can testify that you cant take it with you, he says.Celebrating the songwriterMr. Bushs Fort Myers Beach performance is just one of scores of concerts that will take place during the festival, which was developed as a way to bring people to the area during the slower months of September and October, says Nancy MacPhee, program manager of product development for the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. We have long known that Lee County is known for inspiring artists, whether they be visual artists, writers or songwriters, Ms. MacPhee says, noting that there have been other songwriter festivals in the area in the past. The Island Hopper festival is starting small, she adds, and the hope is for it to expand in future years. Its really an amazing thing. Im so glad that this is happening, Mr. Bush says. Its a beginning. Once you do it once, you have to keep doing it Celebrating the songwriter is a wonderful thing to be doing Mr. Bush is a frequent participant in the Country Music Associations Songwriters Series, traveling around the country and overseas to raise awareness of the artform. His appearance at Nervous Nellies will be just me and my guitar, he says. The songs you may know from the radio, you may not know I was a writer on; you get to find out. Some people may not be aware that I wrote on every single Sugarland song and produced the records. At Nervous Nellies, he adds, the audience will hear how those songs sounded in the beginning, not the polished piece at the end.Creativity on steroidsHell play some songs from his forthcoming album, too. All of those songs exist now, and you get to hear them before they come out, he says. Thats the second part of the puzzle thats super fun. Over the past couple years, in a burst of creativity, hes written more than 300 songs. Typically, hed write one a month, but when Sugarland went on hiatus, he discovered himself writing 10 to 15 songs a month, sometimes more. Part of the reason for this productivity, he explains, is that, Finally we had parked the bus. Id been on tour for nine or 10 years straight. He also feels his relationship with an Atlanta engineer, Tom Tapley, helped. Mr. Tapley has worked on Bruce Springsteen records after The Boss recorded The Rising and on Pearl Jam records. He was a top-shelf engineer, he says. He ended up working in my studio. Then we stopped renting it out and kept it just for me. I started writing all these songs, and we were able to record them within a day or so of when I was writing them. Sometimes we recorded one a day. It was the ideal engineer-artist relationship, he says. As I was writing something, hed start to put microphones around me, and hed call people and magically, theres a drummer, a piano player. It was a great kind of creative space that happened for almost two years straight. There were other factors, too, to this creativity-on-steroids. Permission (to write) is one, he says. Time is another. And then I think theres a feedback loop when you do anything you enjoy and you just keep on doing it. He also says its important not to judge yourself. Dont be very self-important, he says. Its not about me. I like to write songs for the radio. I want people to hear these songs. I like to use songs as a way to connect to people so theres a little less loneliness. It gets deeper. You spin a lyric and a melody so it hits your heart. When it does, theres nothing like it. It just really feels like magic. I think the songwriting process is the one where you stay out of the way of it being about you, and (make it) about the life around you, where we all meet. Not what makes us different, but what makes us all the same. Theres no telling what might happen at a concert now. I have no band, so nobody has to follow me, he says. Anythings game, including (performing) a song I might have written that day A song can change everything, he says. I fundamentally believe that my life is better with a soundtrack. Im doing my best to keep the music coming. SONGFrom page 1 The Inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest>> When: Sept. 26-28 on Captiva Island, Oct. 3-5 on Fort Myers Beach >> Cost: Most events are free >> Info: 338-3599 or fortmyers-sanibel.com/ island-hopper/schedules/Special eventsReservations for the following special events can be made online at fortmyers-sanibel. com/island-hopper. >> Cowboy Jack Clement Tribute with Austin Church, Brent Moyer and Joe Sun 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Captiva Community House. Admission is a donation to the BMI Foundation. Reservations required, pay at the door. >> Songwriters George Ducas and Jeff Cohen perform at Robert Rauschenbergs home and studio 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at 1559 Laika Lane, Captiva. Free, but attendance is limited and tickets are required. Admission to this event is closed. >> Brunch with musicians Whiskey Rose, Billy Altman and Billy Montana 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva. Cost is $32.95. >> Lunch with local songwriters Gary Hannan and Sonia Leigh 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach. $29.95. >> Performance by Thompson Square 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures at Parrot Key, 2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach. Free, but tickets required. COURTESY PHOTOClockwise from above: Ruth Collins, Caleb Hawkins and Andi Zack will perform at the Inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 C5 Pair of unlikely roommates at the center of ,000 MilesLets Put On A Show Productions presents the Southwest Florida premier of Amy Herzogs ,000 Miles Oct. 3-18 at the Golden Gate Community Center. The dramatic comedy, which is recommended for adults and older teenage audiences, ran Off-Broadway in 2011 and again in 2012 and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama. After 21-year-old Leo (Derek Perry) suffers a major loss while on a crosscountry bike trip, he seeks solace from his feisty 91-year-old grandmother, Vera (Janina Birtolo), in her New York City apartment. Over the course of one month, the unlikely roommates infuriate and bewilder one another but never lose their unquestioning love as they discover new ways to learn and grow together. The playwright has said she used her grandmothers words, habits and history to fashion the character of Vera. In addition to Mr. Perry and Ms. Birtolo, the cast is comprised of Erica Dale Wagner as Bec and Samantha Nguyen as Amanda. Anna Segreto directs. Scott Lilly is the producer, Kevin Moriarty is artistic director and Tony Fernandez is stage manager. COURTESY PHOTO Derek Perry as Leo Joseph-Connell and Janina Birtolo as his 91-year-old grandmother. The two are unlikely roommates in ,000 Miles. ,000 Miles>>Who: Lets Put On A Show Productions >>When: Select dates Oct. 3-18 >>Where: The Golden Gate Community Center >>Tickets: $22 >>Info: 398-9192 or letsputonashowproductions.com SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10:00PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11:00PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4360 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-263-FISH (3474)fishseafoodrestaurant.com FISHRESTAURANT MondayFishermans Platter $19 (Fried) Oysters, Scallops, Calamari, Shrimp, White Fish, Tarter Sauce, Malt Vinegar Slaw & ChipsTuesday1/2 Price Sushi All NightWednesdayRaw & Chilled Bar12 Oysters $12 $6 1 lb. Lobster $14$12 1 lb. Alaska King Crab Legs $90Fri.-Sat.-Sun.Two 1 lb. Lobsters or Branzino $28Happy Hour3-6PM Every Day (Bar Only) Wine & Well Cocktails Half Price SPECIALS! Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 Bio New York | Buy One Get One Half Off on womens apparel, shoes and accessories | 239.514.3777GiGis Childrens Boutique | 10% Off all merchandise (excluding Orbit strollers) | 239.254.0800Jos. A. Bank | 20% new customer discount | 239.513.9372Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar | 1/2 Price Roasted Wings 239.431.8259Spectacles | 15% Off eyewear (excluding Cartier and Chrome Hearts) | 239.566.9300Stage 62 Deli | Buy Two Get One Free on all sandwiches (dine in and take out) | 239.597.2800 *Discounts are available on October 2 only. Contact merchants for details and hours. Mention Mercato Event to receive discount. On the lawn across from MASA and
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERThe Bald Soprano By Ghostbird Theatre Company on select dates through Sept. 28 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. 333-1933 or sbdac.com.Noises Off By The Naples Players through Oct. 18 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers. org. See story on page C1.Those Were the Days Through Oct. 4 on the main stage at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Better Late Through Nov. 1 in the Off Broadway Palm Theatre at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.ONGOING EXHIBITSDigital Photos Works by members of the Naples DPI-SIG photography club are on display through September at the Naples Regional Library. Free. 650 Central Ave. Extraction & Deficit Works by Ecuadoran artist Cesar Aguilera at The Naples Depot Museum through Oct. 31. 252-8476 or colliermuseums.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.Black & White and Shades of Gray At the Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs through Sept. 18.4958989 or artcenterbonita.org.THURSDAY9-25Clicquot on the Clock Imbibe in bubbly sold by the glass for the price of the hour ($5 from 5-6 p.m., etc.) at Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Mercato. Wine on the Water Join the experts from Decanted for sunset, wine and heavy hors doeuvres aboard the Naples Princess from 6-8 p.m. $60 for the two-hour cruise. Reservations required. 649-2275 or naplesprincesscruises.com.Read and Sing Along Its karaoke night from 7-10 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com.Jazz at Alto The Dan Heck Trio performs from 8-10 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 2612586 or altonaples.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.FRIDAY9-26Heres 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.Guitar Man Tom DesRochers entertains from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 2932675 or caperskitchen.com.Strumming Along David Gerald plays guitar from 7-10 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com.Live Music Tessa & Jae perform Motown, jazz, R&B, light pop and even a little bit of country from 7-10 p.m. at Agave Bar & Grill. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-3473.All That Jazz The Stu Shelton Trio performs from 8-10 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 2612586 or altonaples.com.Craving Fashion The second annual fashion show to benefit Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Waterside Shops. More than 30 area restaurants will serve tastes of their specialties. $50 for food; cash bar. cravingfashion2014.eventbrite.com.Hey, Bartender Shulas hosts celebrity bartender night featuring members of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins from 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit The United Way of Collier County. $25 admission includes one drink, appetizers and reduced drink prices. Reservations required. 659-3176. SATURDAY9-27National Museum Day The Naples Depot Museum celebrates the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include face painting, rock climbing and educational programs for adults and children. 262-6525 or colliermuseums.com.More for Museum Day The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida offers free admission to all visitors from 1-4 p.m. as part of National Museum Day. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. 263-9200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.org.Magic Carpet Concert Members of the woodwind section of the Naples Philharmonic explain and demonstrate their instruments for young audiences at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Farmers 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.Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. Sponsored by the Naples Jazz Society. Free. 254-9674.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.The Jazz Men Dan Miller and the Lew Del Gatto Quintet play smooth jazz from 8-10 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586 or altonaples.com.Good and Bad The Good Bad Kids perform a rough, rowdy mixture of old and new folk rock, bluegrass, rockabilly and Americana tunes from 9-11:45 p.m. at Agave Bar & Grill. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-3473.The Wholetones Enjoy music by The Wholetones from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at South Street City Oven Bar & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or southstreetnaples.com.SUNDAY9-28 Fresh Goods The Collier Boulevard Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11725 C ollier Blvd. 206-4339.French Film Francois Truffauts 1962 drama/romance Jules & Jim, following decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and one impulsive woman, opens the Renaissance Academy fall foreign film series at the Naples Center of FGCU from 2-5 p.m. $5 for RA members, $6 for others. Reservations required. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737. See story on page C13.Music Man John Mameli takes the stage from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com.All That Jazz Bob Zottolo and Stu Shelton jazz things up from 7-10 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586 or altonaples.com.Reggae Sunday Innasense takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or southstreetnaples.com.MONDAY9-29All That Jazz Join Jebry & Friends for a jazz jam from 6-9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun and Spirits. 431-7928 or fredsdiner.com.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.TUESDAY9-30 Local History Docents with the Naples Historical Society lead tours of Historic Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. today-Saturday. $10, free for NHS members. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Panther Program Conservancy naturalist Michelle Reed presents Panthers in Peril: A Whisker Away from Extinction? at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. Free, but registration required. 593-0334 or collierlibrary.org.More Jazz Stu Shelton entertains from 7 to 10 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586 or altonaples.com.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.Sing Along Its karaoke night from 9 p.m. to midnight at South Street City Oven Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 4359333 or southstreetnaples.com.WEDNESDAY10-1Old Naples Walking Tour Enjoy a guided walking tour of Old Naples led by a docent from the Naples Historical Society. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Historic Palm Cottage. 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations required. 261-8164.Farmers Market Whole Foods in Mercato starts its weekly farmers market from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 1 on the sidewalk in front of the store.Five for $5 Enjoy five selected wines or five selected cocktails for $5 each from 4-7 p.m. tonight and Oct. 2-3 at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. 430-4999 or shulasnaples.com.Jazz at Alto The Rich Howard Duo performs from 7-10 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. 492 Bayfront Place. 261-2586 or altonaples.com.COMING UPGuess Who? Catch a free screening of the 1967 classic Guess Whos Coming to Dinner? starring Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey, at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at Naples Regional Library. 108 minutes. 650 Central Ave. Registration required. 262-4130 or collierlibrary.org.Aliens Among Us Conservancy naturalist Jennifer Bobka presents a program about non-native plants, insects, reptiles, fish, mammals, amphibians and birds that call Florida home, threatening numerous species that are native to the Sunshine State, at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at South Regional Library. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. Free, but registration required. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org.Bliss! The public is invited to enjoy fashion, food and cocktails at the launch of Bliss: A Traveling Boutique from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 2 at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Naples. 12200 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Camera USA: National Photography Exhibition, an exhibit of 46 photographs taken around the country, closes Friday, Sept. 26, at The von Liebig Art Center. The show includes One with Nature, above, by Tohnia Alexander of Clinton, Wash. Art center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO #WIG OUT #LAUGH IT UP #GET TRIVIALWear your craziest wig to Blue Martini in Mercato and vie for a free haircut and style at Wild Orchid Salon & Spa. Contest runs from 7:30-11 p.m. Friday. Its trivia night starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Naples English Pub. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or thenaplesenglishpub.com. DeRay Davis of Jump Street and Entourage takes the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club at House of Brewz in Gulf Coast Town Center. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. 9.27 9.26-28 9.25Its National Estuaries Day, and at Rookery Bay that means free admission and lots of activities, from an exhibit of Guy Harvey artwork to free standup paddleboarding, guided boat tours and a critter touch tank. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org.Head to Barbatella from 5-7 p.m. Thursday to kick off the Third Street South Stiletto Sprint. Enjoy happy hour specials and an acoustic set by Ben Allen of the Ben Allen Band. Register to run the Oct. 25 sprint and youll get a free scoop of gelato. 498-0016 or komenswfl.org. Silverspot Cinema in Mercato presents the 17th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. Screenings are at 1 and 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 592-0300 or silverspot.net. y Wil d O r c hi d Sa l o n & Sp a. C ontest runs f rom 7:30-11 p .m. Frida y then ap lese ng lish pu b com Music at Mercato The Wholetones perform from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 2 on the lawn across from MASA at Mercato. Free. Proceeds from Naples Beach Brewerys outdoor bar will benefit the Collier Building Industry Associations Toys & Joys for Girls & Boys toy drive. Godspell TheatreZone and the FGCU Bower School of Music join forces for Godspell at the FGCU Theatre Lab. Performances at 8 p.m. Oct. 2-3, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 4, and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $40-$45. (888) 966-3352 or theatrezone-florida.com.Foreign Film See I Served the King of England (Czech Republic, 2008) at 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at South Regional Library. The movie looks at the glamorous life at an oldworld Prague hotel and one young waiters ambition to rise in the ranks. 133 minutes. French with English subtitles. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. Registration required. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org.Purple Party The NextGen group that supports The Shelter for Abused Women & Children holds its annual Purple Party wine tasting from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Ridgway Bar & Grill. $50 (stay for dinner and Ridgway will donate a portion of your bill to The Shelter). 775-3862, ext. 224, or naplesshelter.org.4,000 Miles Lets Put on a Show Productions presents ,000 Miles, a dramatic comedy by Ann Herzog that was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Oct. 3-18 at the Golden Gate Community Center. 3989192 or letsputonashowproductions.com.Blessing of the Animals Avow holds its annual Blessing of the Animals service at 9 a.m. Oct. 4. All are welcome. 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. RSVP to Deborah Jonsson, 649-3689. Ahoy! The annual boat show sponsored by the Marine Industry Association of Collier County takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5 at the Naples City Dock in Crayton Cove. Free. 6820900 or miacc.org.The Mountaintop Gulfshore Playhouse opens its new season with playwright Katori Hall in The Mountaintop, a one-man show about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Oct. 4-19 at The Norris Center. (866) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org.Get Glammed Up Wine Loft of Naples in Mercato hosts Hollywood Glam Night as a send-off to summer from 8 p.m. until closing Oct. 4. Entertainment by the Ramos Brothers and a Best Dressed Starlet contest. 598-5601.Bloody Mary Sunday Sip while you shop at Waterside Shops from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays starting Oct. 5, when the pavilion turns into a Bloody Mary Bar for the afternoon.Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Oct. 9-Nov. 15 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.MacBeth The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series begins a new season with a screening of MacBeth beginning at 12:55 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Hollywood Stadium 20 in Naples and the Coconut Point 16 in Estero. metopera.org/hdlive.Hot Stuff The annual Jerry Adams Chili Cookoff to benefit the Marco Island Fire & Rescue Foundation takes place from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 11 at CJs on the Bay. $10. email@example.com. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 ARTS COMMENTARY Songs about big booty are, well, bigThey dont write songs about elbows. Or ankles. But they sure write songs about butts booty, junk in the trunk, posteriors, the gluteus maximus big ones, in particular. Songwriters seem to love booty as much as pirates do. And theyve been writing a slew of tunes about it, lately. In Bang Bang (with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj), Jessie J sings that her romantic rival has a booty like a Cadillac. Nicki Minaj samples heavily from Sir Mix-a-Lots Baby Got Back in her latest, Anaconda. (Truthfully, the best thing about the song is what she nabbed from Six Mix-a-Lots classic.) And Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea just released Booty, with a music video that borders on soft porn. But whats been getting a lot of play lately is Meghan Trainors All About That Bass. The 20-year-old Ms. Trainor glories in her curves, explaining, Its all about that bass/no treble, and urges everyone to accept and love how they look, saying, Every inch of you is perfect/From the bottom to the top. The melody is a 1950s-sounding tune, complete with handclaps, female back-up singers and even a line about her mothers advice. (Yeah, my mama she told me dont worry about your size/She says, Boys like a little more booty to hold at night.) She pays tribute to Sir Mix-a-Lot with her line that, I wont be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll. (His was that silicone parts are made for toys.) And she also echoes Justin Timberlakes line that hes bringing sexy back with her own line declaring, Im bringing booty back. Yeah, its pretty clear, I aint no size two/But I can shake it, shake it/Like Im supposed to do/Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase/And all the right junk in all the right places. The music video for the tune is just sheer fun, though a little too pastel for me in places. Theres also a music video on YouTube of her singing the song for the first time publicly, with only guitar accompaniment, at an Emily West concert. (Ms. West is the singer who just won second place in NBCs Americas Got Talent.) And she recently sang it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, with the host and the Roots band all playing childrens instruments. Now parodies All About That Bass are starting to pop up, including a fisherman singing about how its All About That Bass. (The song is so full of hooks, you can understand why fishermen would be attracted to it.) Ms. Trainors song is so much fun, you cant help but crank up the volume. Im fervently hoping shes not a one-hit wonder. Songs about shaking your butt are nothing new, however. E.U. (Experience Unlimited) had a hit back in 1988 with Da Butt, which was featured in the Spike Lee movie School Daze. I especially loved the end of the song, when they just named a bunch of people, singing: Tanya got a big ol butt/ Theresa got a big ol butt/Irene got a big ol butt, concluding with Little Keisha got a big ol butt! Even country artists got into the act with Trace Adkins singing Honky Tonk Badonkadonk. (Its the furthest thing from urban music, with lyrics such as, Shut my mouth, slap your grandma/ There outta be a law/Get the sheriff on the phone/Lord have mercy howd she even get them britches on/That honky tonk Badonkadonk. Its corny, and comes off as more of a novelty song, but I do give him credit for rhyming honky tonk and badonkadonk.) During the disco era, KC and the Sunshine Band urged dancers to Shake, shake, shake/Shake, shake, shake/Shake your booty. Queen declared Fat-bottomed girls make the rockin world go round. And decades before that, singers urged us to Shake your money maker, Shake what your Mama gave you, and even earlier than that, to Shake a tail feather. Perhaps one of the best-known songs about this subject and a karaoke favorite is the aforementioned Sir Mix-aLots Baby Got Back. The 1992 tribute to womens posteriors opens with a line that seems to be the motto of many a songwriter: I like big butts and I cannot lie. MTV deemed the song too risqu and even banned it, albeit briefly. But Baby Got Back proved to have staying power. Its been sampled and parodied and referenced by numerous others over the years. (In an episode of Futurama, it was referred to as classical music, and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, clips of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams were edited together to make it appear as if he were reciting the lyrics.) This summer, Sir Mix-a-Lot performed his song with the Seattle Symphony. Ever since I first viewed it, Ive been urging friends to check out the video on YouTube. The fact that a symphony is playing Baby Got Back while Sir-Mix-a-Lot raps is alone worth watching. But before he performs, he invites women from the audience to come up on stage with him. And they join him, eagerly. Then its marvelous mayhem, with Sir Mix-a-Lot rapping, the symphony playing, the audience joining in on the lyrics and the women dancing and shaking all they got. Watching it, one thing is undeniable: Theres nothing like junk in the trunk. Its a fact, Jack: Babys got back. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Meghan Trainor, center, and friends in the All About That Bass music video. Nicki Minaj in Anaconda. In Bang Bang, Jessie J sings that her romantic rival has a booty like a Cadillac.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 C11 LATEST FILMSA Walk Among the Tombstones Is it worth $10? NoA Walk Among the Tombstones opens with Liam Neeson mumbling gruffly to a drug dealer and then going inside a bar for two shots of whisky and a coffee. We presume the coffee is black, because men like Mr. Neesons Matt Scudder like it that way. Then the bartender is shot, and Scudder is scuddering his way down the road shooting bad guys. After he shoots one in the leg, he walks after the limping fiend, just like Jason or Michael Myers in a horror movie. Finally, and naturally, the bad guy is shot dead. For fans of Mr. Neeson the badass (Taken, The Grey), there couldnt be a better start. Scudder is tough, fearless, has a way with words and is not to be messed with. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie isnt as enthralling as its beginning. Eight years after the shooting, its 1999. Scudder is retired as a detective and working as an unlicensed private eye. Howie (Eric Nelsen), a drug addict Scudder met in AA, asks Scudder to help his brother Kenny (Dan Stevens) get revenge on the guys who kidnapped, raped and murdered Kennys wife. Scudder demurs but then accepts because if he didnt, the movie would be about something else. If you havent read the Lawrence Block novel on which writer/director Scott Frank (The Lookout) based the film, at this point youre probably thinking youre in for a taut mystery thriller full of twists and suspense and intrigue. Youd be wrong on all three counts. There are no twists, the intrigue is distracted by the unfocused story, and the suspense could be a lot chair-grippingly better. Immediately after Scudder takes the case, he starts investigating something thats tangentially connected, which makes us wonder: 1) What the hell is he doing? and 2) Why did he take the case in the first place? Its not for the money or glory. Theres no personal vendetta for him. The fact that were never given an explanation why Scudder takes the case is a major flaw; without a motive, we have a main character determinedly coursing through a story for no good reason. The token black character is T.J. (Brian Astro Bradley), a homeless teenager whos surprisingly whipsmart, ungrateful and likable. His character is superfluous, but his presence is welcome. The other minorities are all criminals, and the women are helpless victims who need a man to save them. The main villains are white, but mentally unhinged. Judging solely on casting and characters, this movie reflects the sensibilities of 1950s Hollywood, not the present day. Yet another sign of mediocrity in A Walk Among the Tombstones presents itself when Scudder says Y2K is in six months, suggesting this is sometime in June in New York City. In the next scene, however, there are leaves all over the ground, its overcast and everyone is bundled up in a coat. Having lived there, it struck me as November in New York, not June. Its a small thing, but this mishap in attention to detail is indicative of the films more notable flaws which, sadly, are plentiful. dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Lawrence Block has written 17 novels featuring the Matt Scudder character; this lm is based on the 10th one, which was released in 1992.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 MANUEL M. PEA, M.D.Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonLocated at Exit 107, off I-75 MASSAGE PACKAGESStarting at $80 MANI-PEDISStarting at $20/$40 LASER HAIR REMOVAL CHECK OUT LA PIEL SPAS SUMMER SPECIALSPresented By: The art of waiting By George CookFort Myers(Note to history: The Spur Burger would go out of business, and Winston would live long enough to mourn its passing.)The wait would go faster if he were busier, shed told Winston in the days of childhood leading up to Christmas, or his birthday. He would sit on a stool in the kitchen and watch his mother as she worked. Instead of just waiting, why didnt he find something to do? shed always ask him. Now in his 70s, Winston sat in front of the Spur Burger near his condo, taking his senior coffee a sip at a time, waiting. He reminded himself that hed waited self-consciously for his wife to slip from a coma to her passing. The call had finally come and that was the end of that sad, sad time. Hed been oddly relieved. In her last month his dear wife of a life time had missed the ordeal. Hed gone through it alone, waiting. There was no other family. All through his wifes illness, Winston thought of his mother every day and spoke to her often, almost out loud. He drank his coffee a little faster and kept the lid off, waiting for it to cool just a bit. Life was like that, Winston told himself: too hot; then just right; then too cold. Like Goldilocks, the trick was to know when it was just right and to what? Just to be aware. To be alive. Really alive at that moment and to know it. Not an easy thing, he felt. The Spur Burger was Winstons favorite stop for coffee in Palm City. Sometimes he would bring the paper and stay through lunch and really enjoy the greasy indulgence of a fast-food cheese burger with salty fries. Oh, damn! The place was a little run down and never crowded, empty except for Winston at odd hours. He liked sitting outside, even in the hot Florida sun. Inside by the window was nice enough, and the kids behind the counter were, to his mind, at once friendly but at the same time what? They owed him nothing because of his years. You couldnt assume any authority. They seemed so damned free. They didnt spend a lot of time, as Winston and his friends had, worrying about what adults thought. Now Dr. Hatt was also much younger than Winston, but she was old school somehow. She called him sir or mister. Theres a spot on your right kidney that I dont like, shed cautioned. Im going to send you for an MRI. The sonogram doesnt tell us enough. At your age, sir, a loss of kidney function is normal enough, but well know more after we get a closer look. It had been the most logical conversation. Winston laughed to himself: Easy for her to say. The doctor goes on to the next patient. The kidney with its dark spot belongs only to me. The waiting had begun, Winston confessed to his mother. Years and years ago, almost 60 years, actually, his wife then his girlfriend had missed her period, as they used to say, and probably still said. He and his friends dreaded the news as if it were a 25-year prison sentence. You could not just go on with your life it was over. It was like the big fear, he recalled. Not a debilitating or deadly illness; not financial ruin; nor even the Russians. No, the big fear for teens in the s was a missed period. Talk about being aware that you were alive. And then everything had stopped. Winston remembered the wait. Waiting for the news, whatever it was going to be. He had to laugh at himself for holding off on buying his books for junior college until they knew. Winston finished his coffee and went inside for a refill. The trouble with irony, Winston told his mother, is that its so ironic. Would she have thought so? Of course his mother never realized that theyd been waiting for a reluctant period. Dont wait until the last second to buy your books, his mother had told him. And then they never did have any children. His mother had wanted to know why, but there were no good answers. By 11 in the morning in Southwest Florida, the sun was moving over the roof of the Spur Burger. October is as hot as youd ever want it to be, Winston felt, but it was never too hot for him. Hed waited years to retire from their careers in upstate New York and to move to Palm City. Theyd owned their condo for a while and had come here on vacations many times. Both he and his wife just loved the place. She was the smart one. She was more of a doer and less of a waiter. Impatient, really. They sold their house and moved into an apartment while they were still working, ready to go. They bought the condo and furnished it right away. His wife did it all. Winston had been there and had supported all her ideas and it had been the right thing to do. Mainly, though, hed been waiting, he realized. For some reason hed never asked his wife if shed gotten her period. He was 18 and she was 17. Not very old, he felt. He sat with his coffee, letting it cool. She just let him know when she was ready. In the Navy, he had kept a short-timers calendar on board the USS Walpole, a heavy cruiser out of Norfolk. Every morning before hitting the chow line, he filled in the next box until the picture of a nude girl emerged to let him know the wait was over and he was really out. Dr. Hatt had said that she would call as soon as she got the MRI results. Winston thought about his offending kidney. His mother would probably have been more optimistic and might have encouraged him to appreciate that God had given him a second kidney, just in case. His wife would have taken charge of his kidney as if it were her own, and moved forward and gotten him through whatever had to be gotten through. Winston liked waiting, actually. He mulled and ruminated, is what he said of himself. It took a certain amount of time and coffee to do it justice, he liked to think. And of course the Spur Burger was ideal, in its own way. So there it was a life. It surprised Winston to see himself alive and aware of this very day, in this very place, and to see himself in the center of it all. He loved his mother and his wife. He could not possibly be very sick, if he felt this good.(Note to history: Winston would die in his sleep and be found by his lady friend, who had a condo in the same building. They would check on each other every day and they would have coffee together.)
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 C21 Dinner Daily at 5:00 p.m. | Sunday Brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Happy Hour 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Live Music in the Tavern799 WALKERBILT ROAD | NAPLES FL 34110 239.591.3837 | BAYHOUSENAPLES.COM 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 239.592.0050 NoodlesCafe.comLUNCH/MONFRI 11 to 4 DINNER/SUNTHU 4 to 10 & FRISAT 4 to 11Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Must present ad.TWO FOR $29.95 WITH A CARAFE OF SAKEINCLUDES TWO APPETIZERS: Edamame & Potstickers Choice of Two Sushi Rolls California Roll Vegetable Roll JB Roll with Salmon & Cream Cheese Mexican Roll Escolar & Asparagus Roll T una & Cucumber Roll Rainbow Roll(Assorted Fish on Top of a California Roll)MONDAY NIGHT ONLY 4:00PM TO 9:00PMTWO FOR $29.95 WITH A BOTTLE OF WINEINCLUDES CHOICE OF: House or Caesar Salad Italian Four Play Served Family-Style Fettuccine Carbonara Momma Juliettas Homemade Meatball Chicken Parmesan Penne Marinara Fresh Broccoli FloretsSUNDAY NIGHT ONLY 4:00PM TO 9:00PMSUNDAY NIGHT MONDAY NIGHT ITALIAN FEAST SUSHI COURTESY PHOTO This 19-inchhigh fruit stand, sometimes called a berry set, is made of silver-plated metal with Burmese glass bowls. It sold in the spring of 2014 at an Earlys Art Glass auction in Milford, Ohio, for $3,220. be worth? A: Dainty Dorothy was a line of dolls sold by Sears, Roebuck & Co. and by T. Eaton Co., a Canadian department store, from 1910 until; at least 1922. Kestner, Simon & Halbig, Armand Marseille, and Gebruder Heubach made bisque heads for the dolls. If you find a manufacturers mark on the dolls head on the back of the neck, you can identify the maker. Dolls with composition forearms and lower legs were made beginning in 1912. An all composition version was sold by Eaton in 1918. Not having the original dress doesnt affect the value very much but the value of your doll is lower because its missing a hand. Your doll is worth $50 to $75. 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. TAKEOUT & GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! FRESH NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD FLOWN IN DAILY! HAPPY HOUR 3:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M.SUNDAY, SEPT 28 THROUGH SATURDAY, OCT 4Safely Reheat, Not Re Over Cook Your Take Out Meals in Our New State-of-the-Art Microwaveable Containers!LUNCH FEATURES (SERVED 11:00-4:00)Open Faced Hot Roast Beef Sandwhich Served with mashed potatoes and veggies $9.00 Baked Stued Sole Supreme Topped with a hollandaise sauce with potatoes and veggies $10.00 Pan-Seared Tuna Salad Sliced and served over seaweed salad, pickle ginger and wasabi $14.00 Lobster Salad Wrap Served with lettuce, tomatoes, and fries $14.00DINNER FEATURES (SERVED 4:00-10:00) Alaskan King Crab (2lbs) Served with corn on the cob and drawn butter $47.00 Pan-Seared Sea Bass Served with olives, tomatoes and basil over $26.69 14oz Sirloin Strip Steak Aupoivre Finished with peppercorn, Cognac sauce with potato and veggie $26.00 Grouper Savannah Pan seared grouper topped with peaches sauteed with pecans and peach Schnapps with potato and veggie $28.00WEEKLY FEATURES (SERVED ALL DAY)Steamed Twin Lobsters Two 1 lb. Maine lobsters steamed and served with drawn butter and corn on the cob. $23.99Twin Lazy Man Lobster Two 1 lb. Maine lobsters taken apart for you and served with drawn butter and corn on the cob. $28.99Fred Flintstones Tomahawk Steak A 32 oz. bone-in ribeye steak modeled after Fred Flintstones iconic meal. Served with baked potato and veggie. $44.99
C22 WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 2014 American Cancer Society, Inc. This walk gets us to the nish line faster. MakingStridesWalk.org/naplesMaking Strides Against Breast Cancer of Naples October 11 Cambier Park, Naples THIS WEEK ON WGCUTV THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 10 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery Sherlock: A Study in Pink A modern-day Sherlock Holmes teams up with former Army doctor John Watson to solve a case of serial suicides. Using his deductive skill, Sherlock corners a killer who has mysterious powers over his victims. FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 9 P.M. Live from Lincoln Center Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Relish performances by Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in Stephen Sondheims iconic musical thriller about the eponymous barber who, with his romantically inclined landlady, Mrs. Lovett the piemaker, seeks vengeance on what he considers a merciless world. SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 9 P.M. As Time Goes By Their romance spanned 40 years during most of which they never saw each other but the widowed Jean and divorced Lionel somehow manage to rekindle a magical lost love. SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 8 P.M. Masterpiece Theatre The Paradise, Season 2, Part1 Rejoin the cast of the Victorian-era department store as it struggles to operate without its owner. Follow Moray, Denise and Katherine as they reunite under a new regime. MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 9 P.M. Antiques Roadshow: Raleigh, N.C. Highlights include an Arts & Crafts desk and lamp, a Gibson Double 12 Electric Guitar and Chinese carved jade objects. TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 9 P.M. Makers: Women in Comedy Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from 0s sitcoms to todays multifaceted landscape, including Chelsea Handler, MoNique, Sarah Silverman, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Kathy Griffin. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 8 P.M. Penguins: A Spy in the Huddle A special penguin thats equipped with a camera allows views of newborn emperor penguins in Antarctica, rockhopper chicks in the Falklands and Humboldt chicks in Peru. Women in Comedy, Sept. 30 The Paradise, Sept. 28
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C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS Carole Allen, Sharon DeLaura, Jennifer Conery, Tracey Wenkman, Jane Bond-Rostron, Shemane Nugent and Nannette Staropoli Nanette Staropoli and Jane Bond-Rostron Seated: Thomas Snyder and Jacqueline Snyder, Teresa Hewitt and Terry Hewitt. Standing: Tom Rzepski and Joe Gutierrez Nick Giannone and Marina Giannone Paula Iacampo and Tracy Wenkman Shemane Nugent, Chuck Ardezzone and Sharon DeLaura Terry Hewitt, Nick Giannonem, Frank Farren and Fr. MIchael Vannicola Wylder Brown and Jessie Kierczynski Like us on Facebook.com /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETY Introducing the cast of Paradise Coast Wives at ITZ Studios St. Ann Knights of Columbus induction ceremony
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C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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.Space is limited; reservations required. Subject to change. agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473Corner of Airport & VanderbiltCasey WestonLive at Agave!Fresh avorful food, cocktails and entertainment. Locally owned & operatedSATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 Opening Act Sweet Tease 7-9 p.m. Casey W eston Meet & Greet 9-9:30 p.m. Casey Weston Concert 9:30-11:30 p.m. Space is l imite d ; reservations require d Su b ject to c h ange. a g avenaples.com I 2 3 9 5 9 8 3 4 7 3 Corner of Air p ort & Vanderbilt F resh avorful food c ocktails and entertainment. Locall y owned & operated S ATURDAY, O C T O BER 4, 201 4 O pening A ct S weet Tease 7-9 p .m. C ase y Weston Meet & Greet 9-9:30 p .m. C ase y Weston Concer t 9:30-11:30 p.m. 0 p.m. Reservations Required! mrtequilarestaurant.com HAPPY HOUR 3-6 pm Margaritas & Draft Beer BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! LOCATION 2EAST NAPLES3785 Tamiami Trail East (239) 262-2582LOCATION 1NORTH NAPLES3126 Tamiami Trail North (239) 304-8629 Buy One Lunch or Dinner Entree RECEIVE 2ND ONE FREE With purchase of 2 drinksMax value $13. One coupon per table. Expires 10/9/14 VINOSome newly released wines and what makes them specialGet ready to start hearing about the touriga grape from Portugal, as more unfortified wines made from this grape start entering the market. Although Port from Portugal can be made up of 20 or more grapes, touriga grapes are important because they contribute the flowery essence, the extracted berry flavors and the tannic structure that help define quality ports. Cedro do Noval 2009 is one I particularly like. Produced by a top Port lodge, Quinto do Noval, that has generations of winemaking experience, this wine with rich flavors and balanced structure pairs well with foods, especially a cheese tray. Here are some other newcomers worth checking out: Wines from Languedoc and southern France continue to be great values, and Mas Belles Eaux Les Coteaux 2009 hits the mark with its rich red color and complex aromas and flavors. This estate owes its name to the fresh water springs that abound on the property. The vines grow halfway up a hillside in well-drained soils, stimulating deep root growth and helping build the rich, complex structure of this wine. Ros wines from southern France (the birthplace of ros wines) are more popular than ever, with imports up more than 40 percent over last year. Domain de Mourchon is unusual because it is a Ctes du Rhne ros, and comes from the village of Seguret, one of the 18 designated villages in the appellation. Chateau Franc La Rose is a St. milion Grand Cru, which places it in the top 82 wines from the district (18 wines are designated premier grand cru, and 64 wines have earned the grand cru appellation). Produced by the Trocard family, winemakers since 1620 in Bordeaux, this wine represents 15 generations of winemaking. Wines from St. milion are mostly merlot and tend to be plush and rich, with sweet black fruit. They are accessible much sooner than the Left Banks more structured, cabernet sauvignon-based wines. The Frescobaldi family in Italy has a winemaking tradition that started in the 1400s. While replanting some older vineyards a while back, they came across certain vines that had highly impressive fruit due to their age and terroir. They preserved those special vines for Nippozano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Reserva, a special release that celebrates the familys new arrivals.Wine Picks of the Week: Cedro do Noval Vinho Regional Duriense 2009 ($20): Made from 50 percent touriga nacional, 30 percent touriga franca, 10 percent syrah and 10 percent tinta roriz estate-grown grapes. The wine is aged in oak for18 months. Inky purple in the glass, with a delicate floral nose mixed with red fruits and earth. The palate has complex cherry and dark red fruit flavors with a balanced finish with good tannins. This wine is best with food and pairs well with many meat dishes as well as cheeses. Chapoutier Belleruche Ctes du Rhne Ros 2013 ($12): This wine has a pretty blush color and fresh, fruity aromas of raspberry and strawberry. The palate shows more red fruits mixed with pear. With a smooth finish, its great for drinking on its own as well as with snacks and cheeses. Chateau Franc La Rose Saint milion Grand Cru 2010 ($40): This small producer made just 2,900 cases in 2010, a very good quality year in St. Emilion. A blend of 75 percent merlot and 25 percent cabernet franc grapes, its rich, dark red in color and medium in body. The nose has a slight floral essence mixed with lavender, flowing into chocolate and dark red fruits on the complex palate. Lots of character with an elegant, extended finish. Domain de Mourchon Seguret Ctes du Rhne Villages Ros 2013 ($18): Made from 60 percent grenache and 40 percent syrah, this wine is salmon red in color. The nose is mixed berries with strawberries, pears and raspberries on the palate. Medium in body and well balanced, and it has a lemony note on the medium finish. Mas Belles Eaux Les Coteaux Languedoc France 2009 ($20): This blend of 70 percent syrah, 20 percent Grenache and 10 percent mourvedre spent 15 months in oak barrels. It has a dark ruby color and an aroma of dark berries mixed with earthy notes. The complex palate is a little lighter than the aroma, opening up with black cherries and black raspberries and ending with some earth and oak. The medium finish is well structured with tannins. Nippozano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Reserva 2011 ($30): Made from 90 percent sangiovese grapes and with the other 10 percent mixed, this chianti is aged in oak for 24 months. Its color is medium red, with cherries and oak on the nose. Medium in body, with flavors of cherries and mixed dark fruit, with a medium length, softer finish. p jimMcCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com Chateau Franc la Rose Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Reserva Cedro do Noval
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CALL 239-659-7008 To Join the CLUB LUNCH SPECIALSandwich with Soup or Salad and More plus Soda, Iced Tea or Coffee$10.95Offered Daily from 11:30 AM-3:30 PMBAR HAPPY HOURBeer from $2.75 Wine from $4.00 Well Drinks from $5.50 Tapas from $3.50Offered Tuesday-Sunday from 3:30-7:00 PMEARLY DINNER SPECIAL $18.953 Course Per PersonSUMMER SPECIAL $23.954 Course Per Person Sunday through Thursday20% OFFREGULAR MENU ANY TIME DAILY CUISINEBrew-Ha-Ha benefits Ronald McDonald House CharitiesCraft beer enthusiasts can raise their glasses to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida at the third annual B rew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at Mercato. This years lineup includes 50 craft beers including those of local breweries. Among the featured brews are: Sweetwater, Green Flash, Southern Tier, Fat Point, 3 Daughters and Naples Beach Brewery. Gates open at 5 p.m. with unlimited beer tasting until 8 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance for $30 at rmhcswfl.org or pay $35 at the gate. Advance ticket holders can enter at 4 p.m. Purchase by Thursday, Oct. 1 for a chance to win a $500 Mercato Experience Package. Lawn chairs, blankets and wellbehaved pets are welcome. Participating Mercato restaurants will serve menu items for purchase. No coolers or outside food permitted. For more information, call 437-0202 or visit rmhcswfl.org.DAmico & Partners launches Lurcat CateringThe company that brought you Campiello, Cafe Lurcat, Masa and DAmico & Sons now offers Lurcat Catering, which will draw inspiration from all of the companys restaurants. We are thrilled to bring our fresh, innovative cuisine into the homes and parties of Naples diners, says Executive Chef Jack Raben, who worked with legendary restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The company will cater events in private homes, public venues and even boats. Among the array of international dishes available are yellow tomato gazpacho shooters, crab cakes with mustard sauce, beef empanada with cilantro-lime pesto, smoked salmon pizza, fire-roasted vegetable platter, pyramid of fresh crab, shrimp and lobster with trio of sauces and spring roll platter with fresh ginger slaw. To learn more about Lurcat Catering, visit lurcatcatering.com. Break the Yom Kippur fast at Stage 62 DeliYom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, is traditionally observed by prayer and fasting, followed by a meal shared by family and friends. Naples Stage 62 Deli is offering a special break-the-fast meal with seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Served family-style, the multi-course spread will have New York-style deli specialties including assorted salads, smoked fishes, cheese blintzes, eggs, made-toorder omelets, vegetables, cheese, orange juice, coffee and desserts. Owner Steven Goldberg says Stage 62s break-the-fast is intended as a multidenominational event that introduces diners of all faiths to a deeply historic and delicious celebration. Cost is $32 for adults, $12 for children 10 and younger, plus tax and gratuity. The deli is at Mercato. Call 597-2800 for reservations.Grapes & Apes evolves to Naples Grape EscapeWhat began as a small fundraiser held in a boutique food market then moved to The Naples Zoo as Grapes & Apes is now, in its 10th year, headed to Fifth Avenue South as The Naples Grape Escape. Set for Saturday, Nov. 15, its sponsored by The Rotary Club of Naples and The Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. Attendees will explore and enjoy six blocks of entertainment, food and drink. Among the 50 premium wines featured will be Caymus, Fog Dog and Nickel & Nickel. There will also be an extensive selection of craft beers available, including local brews. On Thursday, Friday and Sunday, more than 10 vintner dinners and special parties will take place at Fifth Avenue South locations. Among the offerings: an oyster bash, caviar and vodka tastings and beer dinners. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit napleswine. org.Chefs event will benefit local childrenGet a taste of what it might be like to cruise with three Naples chefs at a benefit event set for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Yacht Club at Naples Bay Resort. Chef/owner Charles Mereday of Meredays Fine Dining, chef/owner Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire and chef/ owner Lisa Boet of Chez Boet will serve a variety of small plates while also giving participants a sampling of the cruises to Europe and Asia they have planned for next summer with the Cruising with the Chefs company aboard Oceanias Riviera. The event is $145 per person and benefits Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. The reception begins at 6 p.m., with the chef stations firing up at 6:30 p.m. and the travel presentation starting at 7:15 p.m. The resort is at 1490 5th Ave. S. For reservations, call Rodney George at Cruising with the Chefs, (877) 313-9009.Quick bites Shulas Steak House hosts celebrity bartender night with Mercury Morris, Charlie Babb, Larry Ball and Larry Little of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Admission is $25, which covers one drink, appetizers, autographs and photo opportunities (bring your camera). There will be a silent auction and reduced drink prices. Proceeds benefit United Way of Collier County. Shulas is at the Hilton Naples, 5111 U.S. 41 N. Call 659-3176. Le Lafayette Sunday brunch returns Sunday, Sept. 28, with a special opening day price of $39 per person ,which includes a bottle of champagne or wine per couple. (Regular price: $45.95.) Brunch is served 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at the French restaurant at 375 13th Ave. Call 4037861 for reservations.Alexanders opens for its 20th season Thursday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. for dinner and at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, for lunch. The restaurant will be closed Sundays and Mondays through October. The first wine tasting of the season, celebrating Blends from Around the World, starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. On Saturday, Oct. 18, the seasons first cooking class will cover The Foundation of Cooking. Alexanders is at 4077 Tamiami Trail N. Call 262-4999. Sea Salt hosts a five-course pairing dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, hosted by Meagan Sacher, Stolichnaya Global Brand Ambassador. Enjoy Tzar Nicouli caviar in a smoked sturgeon cone with cucumber-vodka foam, seared sea scallop with vodka-compressed peach, pumpkin ravioli, ciderand vodka-glazed suckling pig and green tea genoise. Cost is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Sea Salt is at 1186 Third St. S. 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Over 14,500 associates | Nearly 750 oces | 52 countries worldwide | 22 locationsSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. BROAD AVENUE ..390 Broad Avenue South | Naples, FL 34102FIFTH AVENUE ..500 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 505 | Naples, FL 34102MARCO ISLAND ..760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 | Marco Island, FL 34145THE VILLAGE ..4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 | Naples, FL 34103ESTUARY SALES CENTER ..1220 Gordon River Trail | Naples, FL 34105THE GALLERY ..4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 | Naples, FL 34103 VANDERBILT ..325 Vanderbilt Beach Road | Naples, FL 34108BONITA BAY SALES CENTER ..26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs, FL 34134MERCATO SALES CENTER ..9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 | Naples, FL 34108THE PROMENADE ..26811 South Bay Drive, Suite 130 | Bonita Springs, FL 34134SANIBEL ..2341 Palm Ridge Road, FL 33957CAPTIVA ..11508 Andy Rosse Lane | Captiva, FL 33924 THE MOORINGS 725 Ketch Drive Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 premiersir.com/id/214043899 $2,990,000 THE MOORINGS 770 Harbour Drive Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/DREI091714IHE $1, 095,000 THE MOORINGS 2900 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/MILL091714IHE $9 95,000 THE MOORINGS Admiralty Point #504 Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/MOOR060214IHE $8 95,000 THE MOORINGS Carriage Club #21 Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214031992 $8 49,000 THE MOORINGS Admiralty Point #203 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 23 9.287.7921 premiersir.com/id/214024896 $695,000 MARCO ISLAND 433 Adirondack Court ML Meade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214050124 $1,795,000 THE MOORINGS Royal Palm Club #105 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 premiersir.com/id/214050692 $625,000 OLD NAPLES 690 Bougainvillea Road Heather Hobrock 239 .370.3944 premiersir.com/id/214017054 $2,0 95,000 OLD NAPLES 586 S Golf Drive Vickie Larscheid 23 9.250.5041 premiersir.com/id/214048410 $1, 995,000 OLD NAPLES 1263 4th Street South Celine Julie Godof 23 9.404.9917 premiersir.com/id/214049151 $1 ,690,000 OLD NAPLES Bayfront #5511 Jane Bond 239.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213508823 $1,195,000 OLD NAPLES Warrenton #B Ruth Trettis 23 9.571.6760 premiersir.com/id/214050724 $8 69,000 OLD NAPLES Dorset Club #103 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214023773 $7 95,000 OLD NAPLES Naples Marina Villas #5 Paul Gray 23 9.273.0403 premiersir.com/id/214051019 $6 25,000 PORT ROYAL 3605 Fort Charles Drive Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214019026 $9 ,450,000 PORT ROYAL 1270 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/MURP031314IHE $7,995,000 PORT ROYAL 2525 Treasure Lane William Callahan 23 9.272.5756 premiersir.com/id/214017364 $6 ,900,000 PORT ROYAL 1390 Spyglass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214041971 $6,900,000 PORT ROYAL 2750 Treasure Lane Lisa Tashjian 23 9.259.7024 premiersir.com/id/214038668 $3 ,900,000 THE MOORINGS 825 Wedge Drive Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214007976 $2,995,000 PORT ROYAL 2070 Gordon Drive Nicola Gentil 239 .289.7737 premiersir.com/id/BERR091614IHE $4,500,000 premiersothebysrealty.com
OLD NAPLES Olde Naples Seaport #BS-8 Daniel Pregont 23 9.272.8020 premiersir.com/id/214022971 $5 99,000 OLD NAPLES Franciscan #830 Sarah Theiss 23 9.269.0300 premiersir.com/id/214036250 $5 94,900 ROYAL HARBOR Oyster Bay Quarter Deck #2 Heather Hobrock 239 .370.3944 premiersir.com/id/214043485 $2 99,000 ROYAL HARBOR Naples Bay Resort #258 Angela R. Allen 23 9.825.8494 premiersir.com/id/214028328 $279,000 PARK SHORE Regent #PH 1 Bet Dewey 23 9.564.5673 premiersir.com/id/213508022 $1 3,700,000 PARK SHORE Regent #4N Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/213024984 $8 ,500,000 PARK SHORE Provence #PH-2 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/214033419 $5, 975,000 PARK SHORE 308 Neapolitan Way Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/213024991 $4,600,000 PARK SHORE La Mer #PH-102 Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 premiersir.com/id/214030539 $2,595,000 PARK SHORE Park Plaza #700 Sherree Woods 23 9.877.7770 premiersir.com/id/213506207 $1, 895,000 PARK SHORE Park Plaza #600 Cheryl Turner 23 9.250.3311 premiersir.com/id/214046849 $1, 695,000 PARK SHORE Bay Shore Place #1201 Vickie Larscheid 23 9.250.5041 premiersir.com/id/214030295 $8 99,000 PARK SHORE Bay Shore Place #706 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 23 9.272.3229 premiersir.com/id/214047496 $8 99,000 PARK SHORE Monaco Beach Club #1406 Christine Jones 23 9.404.9900 premiersir.com/id/214037666 $769,999 PARK SHORE Monaco Beach Club #304 Christine Jones 239.404.9900 premiersir.com/id/214037621 $710,000 PELICAN BAY 705 Hollybriar Lane Jane Darling 239 .290.3112 premiersir.com/id/213511542 $2 ,195,000 PELICAN BAY St. Raphael #801 Jean Tarkenton 23 9.595.0544 premiersir.com/id/214046109 $1 ,800,000 PELICAN BAY Montenero #308 Frank Pezzuti 23 9.216.2445 premiersir.com/id/214025140 $1,5 75,000 PELICAN BAY Montenero #206 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214035094 $1, 495,000 PELICAN BAY Crescent #15 Jane Bond 23 9.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213506187 $999,000 PELICAN BAY 546 Bay Villas Lane Amy Atherholt 239.860.2167 premiersir.com/id/214050560 $775,000 PELICAN BAY St. Tropez #602 Gary Blaine 23 9.595.2912 premiersir.com/id/MARC060614IHE $5 99,000 PELICAN BAY Lambiance #102 Adrienne Young 23 9.825.5369 premiersir.com/id/214040764 $5 99,000 PELICAN BAY St. Lucia #205 Ann M. Nunes/Cheryl Turner 23 9.860.0949 premiersir.com/id/214028056 $5 49,000 PELICAN BAY Clermont #D-201 Kelly Kent 23 9.250.5480 premiersir.com/id/214030385 $3 95,000 PELICAN MARSH 9360 Sweetgrass Way Lizette Candela 239 .293.2378 premiersir.com/id/214049445 $1,485,000 PELICAN MARSH 956 Spanish Moss Trail Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 premiersir.com/id/214003757 $1,100,000 BAY COLONY Trieste #1106 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214024952 $2 ,595,000 BAY COLONY Trieste #405 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/213005175 $1, 895,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #304 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 premiersir.com/id/214018157 $1,299,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #102 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214031263 $1,025,000 PINE RIDGE 63 Eugenia Drive Sue Black 23 9.250.5611 premiersir.com/id/214037097 $2 ,295,000 PINE RIDGE 6582 Trail Boulevard Sarah Theiss 23 9.269.0300 premiersir.com/id/GALB072414IHE $1, 850,000 PINE RIDGE 585 Ridge Drive Linda Perry/Judy Perry 23 9.404.7052 premiersir.com/id/214030160 $1,670,000 VINEYARDS 425 Terracina Court Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 premiersir.com/id/214042006 $1,150,000 VINEYARDS 5851 Bromelia Court Julie Rembos 23 9.595.1809 premiersir.com/id/213513887 $1 ,099,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #801 Darlene Roddy 23 9.404.0685 premiersir.com/id/212000277 $9 49,000 WYNDEMERE 838 Wyndemere Way Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/213009229 $8 30,000 VINEYARDS Avellino Isles #32202 Denise Sands 21 5.327.9930 premiersir.com/id/214031671 $6 88,888 HAMMOCK BAY Aversana #1204 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214028046 $599,000 PARK SHORE 311 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/212035092 $3,795,000 PELICAN MARSH 8663 Blue Flag Way Dave/Ann Renner 23 9.784.5552 premiersir.com/id/214020895 $2 ,995,000 premiersothebysrealty.comYou might not know what youre looking for, but now you know where to find it.
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3510 1st Ave SW Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214044527 $598,000 HAMMOCK BAY Aversana #701 Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214005665 $5 29,900 BANYAN WOODS Reserve II #201 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 23 9.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214026112 $5 25,000 ROYAL PALM GOLF ESTATES 18318 Royal Hammock Boulevard Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214050444 $4 99,000 MARBELLA LAKES 6704 Marbella Lane Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 premiersir.com/id/214049632 $495,000 LELY RESORT 6044 Dogleg Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214041075 $4 89,000 WYNDEMERE 212 Via Napoli Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/213008056 $469 ,000 WYNDEMERE 208 Via Napoli Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214039398 $4 50,000 FOREST PARK 4028 Kent Court Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 premiersir.com/id/214009875 $445,000 WYNDEMERE 127 Via Napoli Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214017881 $4 38,000 TALL PINES 5601 Waxmyrtle Way Helen Baker 23 9.580.9522 premiersir.com/id/214044377 $3 49,900 TWIN LAKES 1382 S Alhambra Circle Agnes Zak 23 9.287.8036 premiersir.com/id/214047405 $3 49,900 MADISON PARK Quincy Square #101 Christine Jones 23 9.404.9900 premiersir.com/id/214048516 $2 30,000 HIGH POINT High Point Country Club #304 Jon Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214048017 $219,000 TRAIL ACRES 115 5th Street Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214049940 $199,900 AVALON ESTATES 3618 Poplar Way Lee Leatherwood 23 9.877.8861 premiersir.com/id/214048443 $1 68,000 RESERVE AT NAPLES Reserve at Naples #201 Amy Goguen 23 9.404.4416 premiersir.com/id/214041358 $16 7,500 GREY OAKS 1213 Gordon River Trail Dan Guenther 23 9.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214007227 $6, 995,000 GREY OAKS 1271 Osprey Trail Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214036639 $5 ,699,000 GREY OAKS 1708 Venezia Way Lynn Anderson 23 9.290.6674 premiersir.com/id/214008666 $2,495,000 GREY OAKS 2633 Bulrush Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214049749 $2,075,000 GREY OAKS 1517 Marsh Wren Lane Dan Guenther 23 9.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214018524 $1 ,810,000 GREY OAKS 2056 Isla Vista Lane Erik David Barber 32 3.513.6391 premiersir.com/id/214019102 $1 ,625,000 GREY OAKS 1202 Gordon River Trail Sam Heitman 239 .537.2018 premiersir.com/id/214040008 $1,575,000 GREY OAKS 2286 Silver Palm Drive Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/ELMQ052314IHE $1,150,000 MEDITERRA 15139 Brolio Lane Brenda Grimes 20 3.246.0306 premiersir.com/id/214034118 $3, 299,000 MEDITERRA 15243 Medici Way Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 23 9.659.5113 premiersir.com/id/214020579 $2,7 95,000 TIBURON 2924 Tiburon Boulevard East Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/213507223 $1,695,000 CROSSINGS 7371 Stonegate Drive Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 premiersir.com/id/214023860 $1,695,000 OLDE CYPRESS 2743 Olde Cypress Drive Jane Bond 23 9.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/211522993 $1, 595,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 242 Haydon Circle Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214001337 $1, 495,000 MERCATO The Strada #7510 Susan Gardner 239 .438.2846 premiersir.com/id/214029839 $1 ,270,000 THE DUNES Grande Dominica #202 Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214011752 $1, 195,000 MERCATO The Strada #5508 Susan Gardner 239 .438.2846 premiersir.com/id/214050705 $859,000 QUAIL CREEK 4687 Pond Apple Drive South Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214030283 $845,000 OLDE CYPRESS 7391 Monteverde Way Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214039941 $7 69,000 WILSHIRE LAKES 3937 Deep Passage Way Patrick OConnor 239 .293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214050732 $6 49,000 TIBURON Castillo III #101 Mark Maran 23 9.777.3301 premiersir.com/id/214050824 $48 9,900 STONEBRIDGE Middleburg #202 Amy Kodak 23 9.877.6319 premiersir.com/id/214014886 $4 50,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7653 San Sebastian Way Dave/Ann Renner 23 9.784.5552 premiersir.com/id/214007945 $422,000 PARK SHORE Brittany #V17 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/214045606 $2,695,000 PARK SHORE Le Ciel Park Tower #504 Ed Cox/Je Cox 23 9.860.8806 premiersir.com/id/LOND091514IHE $2 ,600,000 premiersothebysrealty.comWe proudly present a selection of our residences along Floridas Gulf Coast.
WALDEN SHORES 7002 Lone Oak Boulevard Kelly Kent 239.250.5480 premiersir.com/id/214048301 $345,000 NAPLES PARK 741 & 745 109th Avenue North Charlina McGee 23 9.770.1911 premiersir.com/id/214050131 $2 49,900 ORANGE TREE 975 Grove Drive ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214029059 $2 45,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Yacht Racquet #201 Jon Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214050512 $6 79,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Yacht Racquet #1104 Vanya Demireva 23 9.565.0550 premiersir.com/id/214046574 $6 49,000 BEACHWALK Beachwalk Villas #10 Polly Himmel 23 9.290.3910 premiersir.com/id/214043891 $449,000 BEACHWALK Beachwalk Gardens #201 Paul Koch 305.586.5309 premiersir.com/id/214026217 $399,000 MARCO ISLAND 1549 Heights Court Cathy Rogers 23 9.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/213509751 $8 ,500,000 MARCO ISLAND 591 Hammock Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/GUER053014IHE $4 ,000,000 MARCO ISLAND 1825 April Court Cathy Rogers 23 9.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/213512563 $2,695,000 MARCO ISLAND 1026 Bald Eagle Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/213501901 $2,195,000 MARCO ISLAND Belize #507 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/213507083 $2,0 85,000 GOODLAND HEIGHTS 109 East Avenue Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214016454 $2 ,000,000 MARCO ISLAND Dunnfoire #303 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214031168 $1,675,000 MARCO ISLAND 831 Eubanks Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214009502 $1,500,000 MARCO ISLAND 1181 Ember Court Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214031381 $1 ,149,000 MARCO ISLAND 1570 Doxsee Terrace Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/213015924 $1 ,125,000 MARCO ISLAND 487 Pepperwood Court Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214005694 $1 ,099,000 MARCO ISLAND Les Falls #PH-A Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214050604 $9 78,000 MARCO ISLAND 859 Wintergreen Court Darlene Roddy 23 9.404.0685 premiersir.com/id/213500268 $975,000 MARCO ISLAND Hideaway Beach #310 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/213505289 $749,500 MARCO ISLAND Summit House #302 Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214032019 $7 19,700 MARCO ISLAND 680 Inlet Drive Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/213513053 $6 99,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #704 Cynthia Corogin 23 9.393.6747 premiersir.com/id/212022129 $5 40,000 MARCO ISLAND Sandcastle #107 Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214032227 $5 25,000 MARCO ISLAND 394 Collier Boulevard North Roe Tamagni 23 9.398.1222 premiersir.com/id/214032280 $329,000 MARCO ISLAND Estuary of Marco #101 Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 premiersir.com/id/214050052 $175,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8508 Bellagio Drive Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/212039626 $9 97,500 FIDDLERS CREEK 7667 Mulberry Lane Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214029231 $7 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214010244 $6 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 9048 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/212033141 $5 97,500 FIDDLERS CREEK Menaggio #102 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214029788 $585,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #201 Michael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 premiersir.com/id/214050579 $579,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #201 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214004669 $4 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #201 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/208034226 $4 42,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #201 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/209004169 $439,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #101 Michael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 premiersir.com/id/214000827 $419,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Montreux #203 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214000951 $35 0,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #102 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/213510219 $3 45,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Montreux #203 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/213017942 $3 39,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Montreux #104 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214001576 $3 39,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Deer Crossing #203 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214034818 $289,000 BAY COLONY 8812 La Palma Lane Pat Callis 23 9.250.0562 premiersir.com/id/214047613 $2 ,395,000 WWW.RENTNAPLES.COM Explore our collection of properties available for weekly, seasonal and long-term accommodations. 239.262.4242 Like.@PremierSIR Tweet.@PremierSIR Pin.@PremierSIRWatch.@SothebysRealty premiersothebysrealty.com