PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARK FOLEY AND UNITED STATES CONGRESSBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@ oridaweekly.com SEE FOLEY, A8 Eight years after he resigned amid scandal, the former congressman has reinvented himself.FOLEYMARKTHE EVOLUTION OF Foley born. Grows up in Lake Worth and is abused by a priest. Foley voted into U.S. House of Representatives from Floridas 16th district. Foley resigns from Congress amid scandal. Foley invited to participate in fifth anniversary of Hurricane Charley. Foley opens consignment shop. Foley regularly out and about at Palm Beach society parties. 1954 1995 2009 2010 2014 2006 THE OPENING NIGHT FOR FLORIda Stages production of Ella was typical for the Manalapan theatrical company. It was June 23, 2006, the crowd was at capacity, the cocktails and the hors doeuvres were plentiful, and there was a congressman in the house. During the curtain speeches, the theaters brass were beside themselves as they introduced Mark Foley.We didnt have the comfort we have today of being open about everything back then, it was treacherous. Mark Foley A FLORIDA WEEKLY EXCLUSIVEA garden takes shape long after its stewards enrich the soil and plant seeds. Nurturing hands tend to it, and only then does the first speck of green peek through to wash itself in life-giving sunlight. Just as powerful transformations happen beneath the soil before flowers can bloom, Baker Park is alive with the spirit of its supporters, people whose passion for the park is brimming with promise. Baker Park master plan reflects the peoples inputBY KELLY MERRITTFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE PARK, A22 COURTESY PHOTORendering of the future cafe. www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 8 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 C-SCAPES A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A16 CLUB NOTES A24 HEALTHY LIVING A28 PETS A30 BUSINESS MEETINGS A30 NETWORKING B7-8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C12 FILM REVIEW C15 SOCIETY C28-30 INSIDE Here for the holidaysC-Scapes columnist Cheryl Turner offers some insights. A6 Sacred musicChurches and other venues celebrate the season in song. C1 What to give?Let our special section be your guide. INSIDE Specialty gardeningHow the locals compete with big-box chains. B1 HolidayGIFT GUIDE2014 A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 COMMENTARY The cop in questionA lot of things have been said about cops lately, in the same way that a lot things get said about lawyers, journalists, hunters, vegans, liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans and rich people. And most of them are probably true (especially when it comes to rich people). Cops have killed people who should still be breathing, we know that. Cops sometimes bully people because theyre black or brown or Im just guessing now white or red or yellow. Its called racial profiling. We know that, too. The other day, for example, a couple of cops pulled over a friend of mine just because he drives around in a pickup truck with moss-draped antlers attached to the hood and the words Ghetto Coupe Deville and The Black Redneck stenciled on the cab and the tailgate. He happens to stand about 6-foot 3-inches tall. Sometimes he wears neonpurple or black-satin cowboy hats pulled down over his ears and he happens to sport a Dixie-flag belt buckle the size of a salad plate on his jeans. His skin happens to be blacker than the ace of spades, as they used to say before this country defeated the broad armies of racism and then marched into the 21st century to conduct cleanup operations against the dug-in holdouts. Some of those holdouts are cops. When the cop in question climbed out of her vehicle and walked up to my friends window with one hand on the butt of her handgun she told him she had pulled him over for not wearing a seatbelt. And she asked to see his driving creds. Right off the bat he produced a note from his doctor explaining that he should not wear a seatbelt because it could shut down his pacemaker (hes 75 years old). The pacemaker sticks out of the skin over his heart like a can of snuff tucked into a leathery ebony pocket. You cant look at the man and not see it, especially when hes wearing a tank-top. He also produced a current drivers license, which takes current insurance to get, along with a friendly gold-toothed smile. The smile hooked upward on the edges like a burnished quarter-moon, hanging in the cradle between his gray porkchop sideburns and his gray goodtimes goatee. In spite of all that righteousness, he still couldnt locate his current insurance form under the withering, contemptuous glare of the woman with the badge and the gun a piece of paper that happened to be tucked deep inside his wallet. I know, because I watched him pull it out of that wallet, later, after it was too late. But too late shouldnt have mattered. The cop could have checked her in-car computer and learned instantly that he was current on insurance. She didnt, though. Instead, she made a festive morning of it by telling my friend that the doctors note about the seatbelt could be a fraud and handing him a juicy $110 ticket for carrying no paperwork. Since my friend lives on the hefty monthly sum of $750 in Social Security, along with what he can make picking up junk and recycling it, thats no slap on the wrist. Nosireebob. Thats an economic billy club to the knees. The cop didnt care, though. Heres why: because my friend is black and funny looking, by her standards. And as for her? Shes black and funny looking too, by his standards. More disturbingly, she didnt care how much trouble she gave one old sick dude who refuses to complain. Black on black. White on black. Black on white. And so on. Better to put it this way, perhaps: dumb-ass on decent. You might be tempted to think this comes down to individuals, not to skin color. And if you do, I agree with you. Ultimately it comes down to each of us as individual Americans, and as humans, no matter what our backgrounds. But I also want you to think about one other thing, whitey thats right, you in the white skin, just like my white skin. We all come from somewhere that shapes us in part, through no fault of our own. So if you love your parents like I do, and if you grew up in a stable home like I did, one that taught you to treat each other person with respect, but also to expect the same treatment from them and if you grew up in a society that generally patted you on the back for achievement then you probably figure were all equal. But we arent really all equal. Because a whole bunch of us didnt grow up there, and in those kinds of homes. Those who didnt still have an obligation to behave according to the expectations of those of us who did, dont you think? I think so, even though its not entirely fair. At the same time, however, perhaps when us whiteys watch the action in Ferguson, or New York, or L.A., or Washington, D.C. or West Palm or Fort Myers or anywhere else where protests occur and black people get mad and behave badly perhaps we could consider how lucky we are. And at the same time (this is the twohanded hat trick), perhaps we could remember that not all cops are the same, anymore than all everybody else. And that the cops have one of the hardest jobs in the world in this society especially, where their greatest glory is restraint, but where their greatest obligation is still to control those who hate actively, or break laws willingly, or hurt other people intentionally. Perhaps our only obligation as bystanders (when we are bystanders) and as Americans, is remembering that. You know, rather than turning into the cop in question. t c W o f 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 OPINION amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly The Ferguson charadeThe White House response to Ferguson wouldnt be complete without a meeting with Al Sharpton, the infamous agitator who has become President Barack Obamas go-to man on race, in the words of a Politico headline from last August. So Sharpton was inevitably one of the civil-rights leaders at the White House. The president no doubt passed up the opportunity to direct Sharpton to the Treasury Department up the street, which would surely love to have him visit and make good on all the taxes he has avoided paying through the years. A New York Times report found that there are $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens against him and his businesses. If the rest of the country had Sharptons accountant, there would be no reason for anyone to call for tax cuts. Our complex and onerous tax code would be rendered irrelevant by simple nonpayment. Sharpton has leveraged himself into respectability with the Democratic establishment by making himself central to any national racial controversy. By rights, he should have given up any pretense to criminal forensics after his defamatory role in the Tawana Brawley hoax in the 1980s, but there he was at Ferguson, Mo., suggesting the worst despite what turned out to be strong evidence that Officer Darren Wilson acted lawfully. When the grand jury found there was insufficient evidence to indict Wilson, Sharpton pronounced that the Ferguson protesters had lost the battle, but not the war. What are they going to do to win, go out and find another cop to falsely accuse of a racial assassination and attempt to railroad into an indictment and conviction? The Ferguson story has progressed from the tragedy of the initial incident to the outrage of the violence of the protests to a new phase of charade. The federal government must pretend to do something because it must ... do something. But what national initiative is going to stop police officers from defending themselves when they feel as if they are under mortal threat, as Officer Wilson says he did? The president wants funding for more body-w orn cameras for local police, a worthy-enough experiment. But such a camera, assuming that what it captured was consistent with the most credible evidence, would have served to vindicate Wilsons version of events rather than the protestors narrative of an extralegal killing. The most needful reform in Ferguson and surrounding communities, per the excellent reporting of Radley Balko of The Washington Post, is the end of the obnoxious and parasitic practice of squeezing revenue out of residents with fines from traffic and other petty offenses. This creates an incentive for police to hassle motorists and is especially burdensome to poor residents. Since this issue is exceedingly local and dull, almost no one talks about it. The facts have stopped mattering in Ferguson, if they ever did. It is probably destined to live on in the roll call of locales, like Selma and Birmingham, that are bywords for civil-rights abuses. Never mind that this distorts what happened in Ferguson and belittles the memory of past civil-rights battles. There are too many people too vested in the myth, with Al Sharpton leading the way. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. Hands up, dont chokeAnother police killing of an unarmed man of color. Another grand jury deciding not to indict: Not for murder. Not for manslaughter. Not for assault. Not even for reckless endangerment. We live in a land of impunity. At least, for those in power. This past summer, after covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo., I flew back to New York City and went straight to Staten Island to cover the march protesting the police killing of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old African-American father of six. This story was strikingly similar to the police killing in Ferguson, where Officer Darren Wilson gunned down unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown. Both cases involved white police officers using deadly force. Both of the victims were unarmed African-Americans. In both cases, local prosecutors, with close ties to their local police departments, were allowed to control the grand jury. There were some differences between the cases. Most notably, Eric Garners killing was captured on video. If you look at the video closely, just as NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo puts him in an illegal chokehold, you see Eric Garner put his hands up, the international signal of surrender. He is then taken down by a gang of police officers. You hear him repeatedly say, I cant breathe! He says it a total of 11 times before he goes limp and dies. Where did this video come from? A young man named Ramsey Orta was standing near Garner on that July 17 afternoon when the police moved in. Orta flipped open his cellphone and videoed the whole thing. Pantaleo was caught red-handed. The evidence was there for everyone to see. Well, the grand jury decided not to indict Pantaleo. Only two people were arrested in the wake of Garners death: Ramsey Orta, who shot the video, and his wife, Chrissie Ortiz. Chrissie told a local television station that since Ramsey was identified as the videographer, they had been subjected to police harassment. Ramsey was arrested the day after the city medical examiner declared Garners death a homicide. Chrissie was later arrested as well. I saw them at the Staten Island march that Saturday, standing near where Garner died. I asked them for comment, but they were afraid. They huddled on the same stoop that Ramsey was on when he filmed Garners death. At that march on Staten Island on Aug. 23, while Ramsey and Chrissie chose not to speak, many did. The Staten Island (district attorney) should not be prosecuting this case, Constance Malcolm told me. We need the feds to come in and take this case right now. We need accountability. And then there was Imani Morrias. She said, We need to show the community that these police officers need to be disciplined and they need to be sentenced, for all that they caused. Imani is 12 years old. She added, They caused so much pain. Nearby, another young AfricanAmerican girl, who only gave her first name, Aniya, was solemnly marching. She was 13. I asked her what she hoped to accomplish with the protest: To live until Im 18 and not get shot. She added: You want to get older. You want to experience life. You dont want to die in a matter of seconds because of cops. The news of the Garner grand jury was released on Staten Island as, hundreds of miles away in Cleveland, a funeral of yet another African-American killed by police was wrapping up. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice had been waving a toy gun in a public park on Nov. 22, when Cleveland police in a cruiser drove in, jumped out of the car and shot him dead. Aniyas dream from months earlier is haunting in the shadow of Tamirs funeral: To live until Im 18 and not get shot. As news spread that Officer Daniel Pantaleo was cleared in the killing of Eric Garner, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stood with African-American leaders on Staten Island. Our history requires that we say, Black lives matter, he said. Centuries of history, he stressed. Across the city, people gathered in Staten Island at the scene of Garners death, and in Harlem, in Times Square, in Union Square. Among the signs: Ferguson is everywhere. The protests against impunity are just beginning. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 Call Us To Schedule Your Consultation Today.239.963.4093myLHS.com Let us help you make your kitchen dreams come true..... Design & Remodeling CSCAPESHappy holidays I am one of the fortunate non-natives of Naples: I have family here so I always have someone to spend the holidays with. This is not the case for several of my colleagues and friends. Some are lucky enough to be adopted like the couple I know who have a standing invitation to join their friends family at their home for Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. Others go out to eat, hoping a little holiday spirit will rub off on them at the restaurant theyve chosen. One couple I know orders the full turkey dinner with all the fixins to go, then takes it home and serves it up on their best china and crystal. Whether youre a guest at someones home or youre playing host to yourself, however, its just not the same as a family celebration and it never will be. But it can come close. The key lies in making your own holidays. Thats right. Ignore all the standard scenarios, break the mold and create your own Southwest Florida holiday. There are several key components to consider.PlanningYou have to take the initiative, and like so many other things in our busy lives, the sooner you act, the better. Introduce the subject in September or October. If you wait until after Halloween to think about the holidays, then youve missed the boat.The guest listLets face it. Not everyone gets along with everyone else, so assemble a guest list of people who you think will get along. Disregard age, gender and profession, but pay special attention to political and religious leanings. Most importantly, dont forget the people you know who are not in a relationship and who have no family here. I also like to be inclusive. For example, I know someone who has a big, gentle dog, so I extend the invitation to Bowser as well. I dont expect this in return when Im invited to someones home, but if someone were to offer The menuAs you make your guest list, the style of the event itself, the decorations, the nature of the meal, etc. will naturally flow from the mix of people you invite. Ive heard of people having grouper and snapper in place of turkey for Thanksgiving. Lobster macaroni, clams and mussels for Christmas. Even lasagna pizza for Hanukkah. Different, yes, but all of these choices reflected the taste and attitudes of the guest list. Why not serve what people like, even if its way out of the ordinary? And of course, theres nothing wrong with having a potluck dinner. The strangest pairings come from this, but also the best items. Case in point: One year a guest brought Tom and Jerrys (a particularly fortified hot rum drink served in mugs). Hes been invited back every year regardless of the venue.EntertainmentSome people like to play board games after the meal or engage is some other form of entertainment, and to them I say, Go for it. But for me and most of the people Ive shared the holidays with over they years the real entertainment, joy and value come from just visiting with old friends, getting to know new friends and seeing the connections multiply as the day goes on.PresentsThis is a tricky subject. A present for the host/hostess is always in order. This can take the shape of a personal gift or something more general, like a centerpiece for the table. Whatever you decide to do, however, give it inconspicuously so as not guilt or embarrass anyone who does not bring a gift.Prep and cleanupDo I really need to get into this? Apply the Golden Rule here and chip in and help. You know what to do, and believe me, anything and everything you do will be appreciated. The holidays are a time to be with others and to feel a part of the festivities. Sometimes that means you have to create your own celebration. When you do, the holiday spirit will enrich you in ways both new and inspirational. I promise. When Cheryl Turner is not hosting one of her holiday get-togethers, she works as a Realtor, helping others make themselves at home in Southwest Florida. cherylTURNERCheryl@cherylturner.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 NEWS A7 Attend a Free Informational Presentation Tour Decorated Models Decked-Out for the Holidays, Including the New Preview Homes in Shell Points Newest Neighborhood, The Estuary Enjoy Refreshments & Sounds of the Season Choose the time that works best for you Shell Point is located just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. 2014 Shell Point. All rights re served. SLS-2815-15 15101 Shell Point Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33908 | www.shellpoint.org | 239-466-1131 | 1-800-780-1131 Immokalee students fill boxes with gifts for children around the world SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYStudents of The Immokalee Foundation have had a hand in helping make the holidays brighter for children overseas by donating shoeboxes filled with gifts to Operation Christmas Child. A Samaritans Purse project since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 113 million shoeboxes in 150-plus countries. TIF students decided whether they wanted to pack a shoebox for a boy or a girl and then picked out gifts appropriate for a specific age range. In addition to toys, practical items such as school supplies and necessary items like toothbrushes and toothpaste were requested. Many of the students also included the picture and a note for the recipient. The shoeboxes will be delivered to regional processing centers, where volunteers prepare them for their trip overseas. Hundreds or thousands of miles later, the boxes clear customs, entering the care of Samaritans Purse ministry partners who plan distribution events at churches and other locations. Each child receives a shoebox and after a countdown, they all open their gifts at the same time. Every year we offer this project to the students, and we usually receive about 20 to 30 shoeboxes, which is great, says Noemi Perez, program manager for TIFs Take Stock in Children and College Success programs. But this year the students exceeded our expectations, she adds. They were able to donate 213 boxes filled with gifts. For more than 20 years, The Immokalee Foundation has committed itself to strengthening the Immokalee community with programs ranging from early childhood literacy education to college prep and advanced vocational training. With an emphasis on education, vocation and life skills, students learn how to be team players and leaders who give back to the community. We couldnt be prouder of our students, says Steven Kissinger, TIF executive director. Each year they continue to give of themselves. We aim to inspire them, but they always manage to inspire us. To learn more about TIF, including how to volunteer as a mentor, call 4309122 or visit immokaleefoundation.org. More than 200 shoeboxes from Immokalee students filled with toys and necessities will be distributed through Operation Christmas Child.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 Mr. Foley stood, bowed slightly, waved at the crowd, basked in the applause then settled in for a memorable show based on the life of Ella Fitzgerald. One could say it also was a typical night in the life of a congressman, especially the affable Mr. Foley. All that changed a little more than two months later, as it was revealed that the Republican representative had been sending sexually suggestive emails and texts to underage male congressional pages. He resigned from Congress on Sept. 29, 2006, and his career seemingly was over. In the aftermath of the scandal, he publicly acknowledged his homosexuality, revealed that he had been molested as a young teen by his parish priest and that he had been in a loving relationship of more than 20 years with Palm Beach anti-aging physician Layne Nisenbaum. That was then. Eight years later, Mr. Foley has moved on. Dressed in a T-shirt, shorts and flipflops, he looks more like a Florida beach bum than a former congressman. He is 60 and appears to be relaxed and tanned. He relishes the time spent in his West Palm Beach shop, Celebrity Consignment. His two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Austin and Skylar, scamper around the store and hop into a visitors lap. The scene is lively. When hes not in the shop, hes working as a lobbyist, trying to secure a Spring Training facility in South Florida for the Washington Nationals, and he buys sells real estate. He brokered the sale of the First Bank and Trust of Indiantown, and spent nearly two years hosting a political talk show on Seaview Radio. He also enjoys getting out there and blending with his former constituency. I think theres a role to play. Its interesting. People all call me now. Party groups want me involved with their activities, he said. I could not have envisioned that as possible in 20072008, that Id be invited to contribute to anybodys causes or that anybody would want my opinion. Newsmax frequently calls on him, and he correctly predicted Rick Scotts narrow victory over Charlie Crist in last months Florida gubernatorial race. He also has returned as a guest on liberal pundit Bill Mahers television show. Im not a statistician, Im not a numbers person that goes and reads things, he said. Ive always had a sense of the ground game, what people are saying because Ive always spent my entire career listening to people, and when you listen rather than constantly talk, you hear the vibes and can then make a determination. That may be one of the secrets to his survival and his revival. He seems happier, but hes still the same. Hes smart, energetic, enthusiastic, said Karen Marcus, a former Palm Beach County commissioner who has been advising Mr. Foley in his quest to bring the Washington Nationals to the area. Mark and I go back to when he was the youngest elected official in Lake Worth. They both ran for county commission at the same time in 1984; she won, and served for 28 years. Mr. Foley lost his bid, but that didnt stop him from trying again, just as he is continuing to reinvent himself 30 years later. Scan the society pages of just about any publication in southeastern Florida, and theres a photograph of Mr. Foley attending some function or another putting in an appearance at a fundraiser for Lake Worths Sacred Heart School, serving as a celebrity roaster at a dinner to honor Stuart Martin County Chamber of Commerce CEO Joe Catrambone and showing up at a Palm Beach International Film Festival event. There really is nothing directly political about that, and everyone in the photographs is smiling. Thats kind of a joyful place to be. Its better than being yelled at. Today in politics, I think everyone is so hostile. The membership in Congress is 17 percent in popularity. Everyone views you as a dimwit or on the take or a bad actor, he said. I actually had the best of both worlds having been a senior statesman or an old hand at politics without necessarily being troubled by the partisan divide that occurs today, and the negativity.Political worldsIts a very different political world from the one Mark Foley left in 2006, and its even further removed from the political world he entered in 1977, when he was elected to the Lake Worth City Commission. At age 21, Mr. Foley opened a restaurant, The Lettuce Patch, on Lucerne Avenue in downtown Lake Worth; he served as the citys vice mayor in the early s, was elected to the state house of representatives in 1990, and elected to the state senate in 1992. He was elected to Congress in 1994. It was an exciting job, and a joy to have had for 11 years and 11 months. I wouldnt trade that for the world, he said. It was the dream job I had when I was a kid, and I reached the highest mountain. As a boy, he had met Rep. Paul Rogers, who represented Floridas 11th Congressional District; it was after meeting Mr. Rogers that Mr. Foley knew he wanted to become a congressman. I never had this expectation that I had to be governor or senator I know I ran once in 2003, but it wasnt one of those things that I woke up and said Ive got to find a way to be a U.S. senator. I did say that all those years Ive got to get to Congress, he said. There never was a day that I wasnt joyful about going to work, walking those steps looking at the monuments, you know, the sheer history involved in the building. He remained solidly in the closet in Washington. I dont think it was a big secret there that I was probably gay. I mean, I was in my 40s, not married, and I think people pretty much understood it, he said. Public opinion has evolved over the past two decades. We didnt have the comfort we have today of being open about everything I mean everybody is coming out, baseball players, heads of corporations, like Apple, I mean, its not novel anymore. Back then, it was treacherous. It wasnt that I was embarrassed, he said. It raised a question in Mr. Foleys mind: Was there any part of his personal life that should be off-limits? People dont ask (former U.S. Rep) Harry Johnston about his sex life, he said. Its hard to quantify it, but once Barney Frank admitted he was gay, in almost every article it was Barney Frank, the openly gay member of Congress. It becomes part of your title. The service of such congressmen as Mr. Johnston, Mr. Frank and the late, great Mr. Rogers were the stuff of legend. Whom does Mr. Foley admire today? Theres no statesman that I can find that just makes me go, Wow! I was a fan of Mitt Romneys, but at the same time I was disillusioned. I said to him, Be yourself. You won in a blue state, the bluest of blue. Be proud of that; dont back away from your record. But he capitulated on everything, Mr. Foley said. I still have friends in Congress. Roy Blount called me not long ago to check on me, Ander Crenshaw theyre people that I like in the business that I thought were well intentioned and enjoyed serving the public. But nobody strikes me as the kind where Id say, Wow, theyre the new generation, thats the future. The business has become so coarse because its hard to separate the human being from the campaign ad and the rhetoric. He admits to crossing party lines when he votes. I always jumped a ballot. Ive done it when it was in office. Ive never been a consistent party advocate, he said. Some people dont earn my vote. And he remains solidly Republican. I havent had a falling out with the Republican ideals I held in office. I have a problem with their far-right stances on individual liberties, but I dont need to become something else simply because Im mad at them for one or two positions that they take, he said. And even Tom DeLay, I used to say at least he earnestly comes at the gay issue with some biblical reference. Hell say something about a faith-based reason hes FOLEYFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSMark Foley resigns from Congress in 2006 as John Ashcroft looks on. Mark Foley served as an altar boy at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lake Worth. Mark Foleys family moved from Massachusetts to Lake Worth, where he graduated from high school and opened a restaurant. Former President Bill Clinton exits Air Force One as Mark Foley follows.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 NEWS A9 compelled to have a hard time understanding. Hed say that to you, and Id say, OK, Tom, I get it. He would at least look in your eyes and say it. Democrats in Congress werent always honest about why they were voting, he said. Id be in the cloakroom with Democrats and theyd say, Oh, weve got to vote for those faggots. Theyre part of our coalition, you know, ugh. Jesus Christ, I feel dirty just thinking about it. Youre going, Huh? Im listening to this, this is your rationale? Theyre dirty people? Theyre part of your coalition and youre stuck with them? he said, shaking his head.Coming outMr. Foley left Congress to face his family and to deal with the scandal after word had spread about the emails and instant messages he had sent to underage congressional pages. They were so incredibly supportive, he said of his family. When you go through an altering experience like that you obviously dont know whats going to happen because you assume youre headed in to the worst possible situation and theres no jo yful outc ome. For a couple of years, I probably thought the life I had known was over. People even asked if he planned to leave the country to avoid the scrutiny. But the family couldnt have been more supportive. Layne, everybody just rallied behind me, he said. The sexual abuse by the priest had never been discussed with the family, and all these various dynamics hit the news media and it was so much to absorb. None of them knew about the priest and what happened to me when I was 11, 12, 13. They had no idea that as they let me off with that parish priest on weekends for trips that all this was happening. And to me, it was like, you tell anybody and Ill kill myself. It was just more pressure than I could stand as a child. Mr. Foleys sister, Donna Winterson, who served as his campaign manager and treasurer for three decades, said she was completely taken by surprise. It was extremely difficult. It was frightening. It was almost surreal. It was just very difficult to wrap your head around it, she said. But they managed, despite some devastating family issues. Their dad died a couple of months after the revelations, and Mr. Foley himself received treatment for prostate cancer in 2011. His partner, Layne, died in 2012 while awaiting a liver transplant. Mr. Foley went into therapy in the weeks after he left Congress; while there, the priest who had abused him bragged in published reports that Mr. Foley obviously had enjoyed the activity because he kept coming back for more. Mr. Foley is certain that the abuse informed his own activity decades later in Congress. My actions with the pages, thankfully, were only conversations, and conversations 3,000 miles away. There were numerous stories written as if I was talking to pages on the floor or emailing them while they were in the page program. Those were all dispelled. They were all former pages. Nonetheless it was wrong, he said. Then I learned in recovery, the sexual trauma that I had suffered, that if you dont intercept those wavelengths, youre pre-programmed, and these things are going to reoccur. Coupled with alcohol, it went completely in the wrong direction. He paused for a moment. I thank God every day that it never happened physically, that I committed no crime.The familyThere remains a certain joy at the family core. During another visit to Mr. Foleys store, the scene once again was lively as Mrs. Winterson and her husband, Stu, attempted to repair a light fixture that was to be hung from the ceiling. Mr. Foley nimbly climbed a ladder and cleaned out a fluorescent fixture while his sister steadied him, laughing all the way. She said her brother seems much happier. I think its a whole different place. Its a whole different mindset. He can let his guard down a little whereas before you were always on stage, she said, gesturing to Mr. Foley. Which was extremely difficult. You have to watch everything you say, everything you do, how you dress. Both siblings acknowledge that he would not have stayed in the closet long after the advent of social media. You couldnt exist in todays Internet world. And whether its a true story or not, they just create them, he said. You know, whether its Mitt Romney never paying taxes, which was utter ed by Harry Reid with such authenticity. It turns out hes always paid his taxes, but when its spoken on the Senate floor, the senate majority leader has immunity from slander, as would a House member. I could say anything on the house floor immune from an attack with civil liability or something. But todays life, you wouldnt have a chance. Just a picture could appear of you at a cocktail party having one too many drinks, and boom. He paused while his brother-in-law revved a drill, then continued. I probably would have been a chairman of a ways and means committee by this point, he said. He paused and looked to his sister. She remembers days in which they got up, drove to a breakfast in Punta Gorda, returned to the east coast, then headed back to Charlotte County for an event that evening. We work together as brother/sister, mentor/mentee. We always have done everything together, he said. It doesnt even seem unusual that her poor husband is here working.Return to graceHe can trace his gradual return to society to an event in 2009. Geographically, his 16th Congressional District was huge, stretching across the state north of Lake Okeechobee from Palm Beach County to Charlotte County. In August 2004, Hurricane Charley swept across the state, devastating Charlotte County before causing damage throughout other parts of Mr. Foleys district. During the aftermath of the storm, Mr. Foley secured aid for his constituents. Five years later, they remembered. They invited me back for the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Charley. Jeb Bush was there along with all the muckety-mucks, he said. They appreciated all I had done and they asked me to come back. That was 2009, three years after I left. Before 2009, Mr. Foley had been reluctant to appear before a crowd, avoiding county commission and other governmental meetings because he did not want to draw attention to himself. That was one of the first public things I did, and that was Charlotte County because they were so kind to me all the time, he said. There was the sense that I was missing some of the good parts of humanity. I was letting this linger too long, this fear of the unknown. He neednt have worried, at least not at that point. Gov. Bush was coming up and shaking my hand and saying, Great to see you, Mark. How are you doing? Bill McCollum was running for governor. He came up to me and said, We missed you. And Bill McCollum is coming up to speak to me in a public setting? Maybe I missed something, he said. My goodwill had exceeded some of the negatives in some peoples heads. His friend John Deese echoed that. I think for Mark, it obviously it took some time for him to feel comfortable and be back in the public and be back in the spotlight again. I think he has done a great transition, he said. I think he stayed in the background. I saw him at Forum Club lunches and charity events but he really stayed back and took a lowkey approach.Marriage equalityAfter Mr. Deese, president of the PBC Credit Union, married his longtime partner, Steve Locante, earlier this year in Connecticut, he held a commitment ceremony in Lake Worth. Mr. Foley was there. We asked Mark to speak at the reception and he just did a remarkable job. I cant tell you how many people told me what a great message he gave and how he was so on target with what he said, Mr. Deese said. It is a topic that is in the news. Of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondis bid to defend the states ban on marriage equality, Mr. Foley said simply, I think shes wasting her time. He gives financial support to Equality Florida and to the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, both organizations that fight gender discrimination. I wouldnt have been thinking Id be on a bandwagon for marriage. Ive never actually considered myself even with a 28-year relationship with Layne we never sat down and talked about marriage like it was something we needed. We never felt we were losing a civil right somewhere. We didnt have that mind frame. Our generation didnt, he said. We were just happy to coexist and hopefully not antagonize people. Mr. Foley voted for the Defense of Marriage Act when he was in Congress, and later voted against two attempts to pass a federal marriage amendment. He sees it as wrong to deny people rights. I think Pam should focus on something else. She just seems to waste taxpayers time, he said. When I look at the kids in foster systems that are going without supervision or food. Kids are being locked up and you hear these horrific stories and you say to yourself and you have time to waste on this challenge. Let the courts decide. The courts have ruled. That comes as a relief to activists. I think hes totally different now when it comes to our issues, said Rand Hoch, founder and president of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council. While he was generally supportive during most of his term, hes become much more open and much more publicly supportive of the LGBT community in the last few years. Hes been very supportive of the HRC, of Compass, our local LGBT community center, so it does make a big difference. Perhaps that and an uncanny ability to bounce back will be his legacy. Just dont call him lucky. I think Im a fortunate person. I think God blessed me abundantly in ways that I can never measure, and Ive had a very fortunate life, he said. Ive virtually bounced back from any challenge thrown my way Laynes passing, my dads death, loss of job. These all are things I would rather have not experienced but they are part of lifes journey, so I dont look at it as lucky. Its not a survivor instinct. Its just que sera, sera. You cant change the past; you can only look to the future. VENUE MARKETING Mark Foleys partner, Layne Nisenbaum (left), with Tamra FitzGerald and Mr. Foley. Dr. Nisenbaum died in 2012.LILA PHOTO Mark Foley with Patty Garvy, Lori Stoll and Lena Helms. Mark Foley participated in the No H8 campaign, which promotes marriage, gender and human equality.COURTESY OF DONNA WINTERSONThe Foley children Cathleen (left), Ed, baby Mark and Donna around 1957.
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Your heros cape is calling. Make your donation today at FinishLineForKids.org or 239-343-6950.Give the Gift of a Healthy Future | Donate at FinishLineforKids.orgGavin, Age 7 Gift cards on your list?Read the fine print before you buy SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Better Business Bureau has some tips for those who turn to gift cards as a convenient solution for the relative or friend who is hard to please or who lives far away. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions when purchasing a gift card, says Karen Nalven, president of Better Business Bureau serving west Florida. You may be better off giving cash or a check instead of plastic. Gift card sales are expected to reach $274 billion this year, with a third of sales occurring during the holiday season. More people see them as an attractive way to remember loved ones while avoiding the hassle of finding the right size or saving on shipping costs. However, more than $2 billion in gift card value goes unused every year. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, which took effect in 2010, provides some protections to consumers who receive gift cards, such as requiring that card balances remain valid for five years after issuance or after they were last loaded with money. Fees and expiration dates may still apply, however, and fees can erode the value of the cards. Some online retailers offer gift cards that can be delivered directly to the recipient. BBB encourages consumers to be sure that the websites where they buy gift cards are secure. Check for any limits on how the cards may be redeemed. A secure website will display https:// in the website address of the pages w here a shopper enters payment information. If a BBB-accredited business seal displays, click on the seal to confirm that it is authentic. A valid seal will link to the firms BBB review. Here are some more tips: Be cautious about buying gift cards from online auctions because it is virtually impossible to tell whether the cards have any value remaining, to determine whether theyve been tampered with or to see if theyve expired. Check the fine print to see if there are fees associated with the card. Some typical fees could include transaction fees or inactivity fees. In some cases, an organization charges a service fee to issue the card. See if the card has an expiration date. In some cases, the plastic card might expire before the five-year redemption period. Are there fees to obtain a new card? Check the terms and conditions on a gift card. If you are giving a card to a friend who wants to shop online, make sure the card can be used that way and not just in a store. Consider the financial condition of the retailer or bank issuing the card. If you think the store might be on shaky footing, you may want to pass on buying a card. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 Special daily ProgramsCheck out the new fall schedule at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center! Transform into a Jr. Veterinarian, take a guided kayak tour or attend one of our daily programs featuring live animals. A new Spanish-language program, featuring live reptiles of Southwest Florida, will be hosted each Saturday at 1:30 PM Electric boat tours are also available from 10 AM to 3 PM. The 45-minute ride along the Gordon River, led by a Conservancy-trained volunteer, is free with admission. NEW Fall Line Up at Conservancy Nature Center! Plan your visit.www.conservancy.org/nature-centerAdmission FREE for Conservancy Members! Join Today.Visit us at www.conservancy.org or facebook.com/ConservancySWF Just south of Naples Zoo o Goodlette-Frank Rd. Voted by locals as A MUST EXPERIENCE when visiting Naples. 10:15 AM Guided Trail Walk 11:15 AM Wild Discoveries Animal Presentation 1:15 PM Secrets of Sea Turtles Presentation 2:15 PM Whats New at the Wildlife Hospital Presentation 239.261.7157 141 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES, FLORIDA 34102 WYNNSONLINE.COMRemember, Wynns Market for your holiday needs!We are taking orders in all departments. Wynns will be closing at 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day, so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families. SERVING NAPLES THE FINEST PRODUCTS FOR OVER 70 YEARS 25% OFFAll Holiday CandyMust present coupon. Good through December 18, 2014.25% OFFAssorted Styles Christmas Tradition Loison Panettone Made for Wynns Market in Vicenza, ItalyMust present coupon. Good through December 18, 2014.15% OFFTotal Deli Order When You Buy 2 or More Large Deli Trays for Your Holiday Party Must present coupon. Good through December 18, 2014.Traffic deputies on the roadHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Dec. 15-19: Monday, Dec. 15 Rattlesnake Hammock Road and St. Andrews Boulevard: Speeding Radio and Airport-Pulling roads: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 East and Barefoot Williams Road: Speeding Tuesday, Dec. 16 Vanderbilt Beach Road and Wilshire Lakes Boulevard: Speeding Santa Barbara Boulevard and Recreation Lane: Speeding Collier and Davis boulevards: Redlight running Wednesday, Dec. 17 Collier Boulevard and Tower Road: Speeding Airport-Pulling Road and Davis Boulevard: Aggressive driving Thomasson Drive and Orchard Lane: Speeding Thursday, Dec. 18 Goodlette-Frank and Solana roads: Speeding U.S. 41 East and Lakewood Boulevard: Red-light running Osceola Trail and Osceola Elementary School: Aggressive driving Friday, Dec. 19 Sunshine Boulevard: Speeding Santa Barbara Boulevard at Calusa Park Elementary: Speeding Collier Boulevard and U.S. 41 East: Red-light running Tune up your driving skills with AARP refresher classAARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the number listed with the session you wish to attend. Heres whats coming up: Monday, Jan. 5: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd.; 596-6007. Thursday, Jan. 8: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Marco Island Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; (734) 968-3105. Thursday, Jan. 8: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 75 Seagate Drive; 273-6317. Tuesday, Jan. 20: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 Tamiami Trail; 269-6050. Thursday, Jan. 22: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Germain Toyota 13315 Tamiami Trail; 269-6050. Friday, Jan. 23: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Gate Senior Center, 4898 Coronado Parkway; 732-5310.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 A21 EVERY WEEK AT SIX BENDSEnjoy live music, food and entertainment! Wednesdays at e Pit from 5:308:30PM and Sundays on e Plaza from 14PM. (239) 275-4647 | www.SixBends.com | www.SixBendsHD.com9501 THUNDER ROAD, FORT MYERSLOCATED OFF I75, EXIT 131 DANIELS PARKWAY, SOUTHEAST CORNER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 195:00:00 PMEnjoy Christmas carols, holiday treats and live music at this FREE family holiday event. With an oversized, Christmas tree and a visit from Santa there will be tons of photo opportunities and plenty of fun you wont want to miss! 6:00 PM RuDawg Rudolf look alike C ontest for your Pups 7:00 PM Mr. & Mrs. Naughty Claus C ontest 7:30 PM Ugly Sweater Contest EXPERIENCECHRISTMASAT SIX BENDS SUNDAYSON THE PLAZA PAWS Assistance Dogs volunteers available for speaking engagementsPAWS Assistance Dogs is booking speaking engagements and demonstrations for the 2015 season. The nonprofit organization promotes independence and enhanced quality of life for veterans and children with special needs through life-changing partnerships with skilled assistance dogs. Each PAWS service dog in training performs community service throughout its two-plus years of training and contributes to various therapy dog programs in childrens education and literacy. Other programs provide compassionate canine care for children and women at risk. Local community partners include the David Lawrence Center, Collier County Library, Collier County Sheriffs Office, senior centers, childcare facilities and schools. PAWS Assistance Dogs are always placed at no cost to those they serve. PAWS handlers contribute hundreds of hours and serve thousands of individuals each year. The program receives no government funding and is totally dependent on the support of organizations, companies and individuals to provide the financial means and public awareness needed to accomplish its mission. Through the PAWS speakers bureau, staff and volunteers are available to educate the local community. Canine assisted therapy programs and speakers can be booked for schools, clubs, businesses and other organizations. Tours and demonstrations at the PAWS academy can also be arranged. For more information, call 775-1660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Time on your hands? Help out at the museumThe Friends of the Collier County Museum are looking for cheerful volunteers to help with sales in the gift shop at the main museum in the Collier County Government Complex at 3331 Tamiami Trail E. Shifts are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Training is provided. For more information, call 4504549. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz headlines Speakers Assembly luncheonUnited States Sen. Ted Cruz will be the featured speaker at The Speakers Assembly of Southwest welcomes Sen. Ted Cruz as guest speaker at its meeting Friday, Jan. 16, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Report & Spa in Bonita Springs. Networking begins at 11 a.m. and the program and luncheon begin at 11:45 a.m. A 30-minute question-andanswer session with the senator will follow his program. Sen. Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. senator from Texas in 2012. He won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never before been elected to office. The Washington Post described the election as, the biggest upset of 2012 a true grassroots victory against very long odds. The National Review has described Sen. Cruz as a great Reaganite hope, columnist George Will wrote he was as as good as it gets, and the National Federation of Independent Business characterized his election as critical to the small-business owners in (Texas, and), also to protecting free enterprise across America. Sen. Cruz serves on the senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on the Judiciary; the Special Committee on Aging; and the Committee on Rules and Administration. Before being elected, he received national acclaim as the Solicitor General of Texas, the states chief lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court. Serving under Attorney General Greg Abbott, he was the nations youngest solicitor general, the longest serving solicitor general in Texas and the first Hispanic solicitor general of Texas. In private practice in Houston, he spent five years as a partner at one of the nations largest law firms, where he led the firms U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice. Sen. Cruz has authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States.About the Speakers Assembly Members of The Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida attend eight seasonal luncheon events to be enlightened, educated and entertained by the world-class speakers. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 948-7909 or visit speakersassembly. com. CRUZ Denise Corey, Realtor e Gordon Corey Connection(239)243.4587VIP Realty Group, Inc. 13131 University Drive Fort Myers, FL 33907 www.viprealty.com Denise starred on an episode of Beachfront Bargain Hunters finding just the right property for her out of town buyers. Let Denise help you find your piece of paradise!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 525 111th Avenue North, Naples, FL 34108 HodgesNaplesMG.comSUNDAY EVEDecember 14, 2014 6:00 p.m.Please join us for an evening of remembrance and re ection, honoring the memories of loved ones at our annual candle lighting ceremony.Nicole Partin, Certi ed CelebrantRSVP PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED239-597-3101 OF REMEMBRANCE Naples citizens designed the Baker Park Master Plan with the help of architect Matthew Kragh of MHK Architecture & Planning, who also helped design the Naples Dog Park across the street. Residents attended 28 public meetings and selected various components for the park including gardens, water features, a canteen, carousel, walking paths and numerous naming elements. In living rooms, around dining tables, in coffee shops and online throughout Naples, people who now make up The Friends of Baker Park came up with a plan to fund it. Then they raised millions through the Baker Park Gala, Patty and Jay Bakers lead gift and ongoing donations to help pay for the master plan Neapolitans created. The city of Naples gift of the land and $7.5 million commitment is proof that City Council is on board with the park itself. However, park supporters fear some components of the master plan might wind up on the cutting room floor. Park organizers are asking for people to attend a City Council workshop Monday, Dec. 15, and voice their continued support for the existing master plan. The public will be able to address council after the discussion, during the comment portion of the Baker Park segment on the agenda. The general meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Following a discussion about beach renourishment, the park segment should begin around 9:30 a.m.A park for the peopleBaker Park truly is the peoples park, because hundreds of people have given their time, talents and financial support to make this park THEIR park, says Delores Sorey, president of Friends of Baker Park. The citizens of Naples decided what they wanted in the park, and Matt Kragh and his volunteers have transformed their ideas into this (master plan). Support for the master plan crosses from private individuals to various groups whose members are anxious to put it to good use. Alan Ryker is part of a group of bicyclists who cant wait to see the park come to fruition. His concerns echo those of fellow active citizens who want greater access to green spaces throughout town and a place to gather after activity. I can see the park as a place to gather before or after a walk or bike ride on the Greenway I am concerned that the park could be reduced to be only a wide green space used as access to the Greenway, Mr. Ryker says. Baker Park could be a safe haven to learn to ride a bike, before heading off to the Greenway or our city streets. He looks forward to relaxing in the shade at the park canteen. A view from the hill of the Gordon River and the park grounds could appeal to those interested in relaxing after exertion on the Greenway as well as to those who simply want to escape from the city pace, he says. Changing the master plan for the part could affect those aspects and many others. Joan and Tom Norris say the present plan will appeal to every age. Their concerns center on a City Council meeting in the spring where several council members named specific features they wanted removed prior to the completion of a feasibility study. We are concerned that their minds are already made up, Mr. Norris says. We hope they will weigh facts plus public sentiment before voting on the final plans. With so much development taking place, we feel that continued efforts to preserve land are key to the future integrity of this community. Susan Earl credits city officials for acquiring the property on the Gordon River, but she is adamant that a city park should have a lot more than a flat field. This location on the river and near downtown Naples is such an asset to our community, she says. We call Naples paradise, and that means we need a spectacular park, not just some grass and trees, but a world class place. The hill in the park will be fun for children in flat Southwest Florida, and I like idea of pathways with small bridges. Bob and Joan Foreman support the existing master plan because, they say, while Baker Park presents itself as a rugged diamond in the rough, the potential in the site plan is that it could become one of the great crown jewels of the city of Naples. We can imagine the wonderful river view in a setting that Central Park in New York or Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., would envy, says Mrs. Foreman. We most anticipate viewing the river next to a wonderful area for palm and shade trees where exercise, family outings and who knows how many weddings might occur, she adds. There is endless potential. Friends of Baker Park board member Ursula Pfahl hopes City Council members recognize the vision and the responsible and cautious approach that has gone into plans for the park. Baker Park can become reality just as it was planned and designed, without important pieces being sliced away, she says of the only large green space in the Old Naples area, which she calls a prime PARKFrom page 1 COURTESY RENDERINGBaker Park truly is the peoples park, because hundreds of people have given their time, talents and financial support to make this park THEIR park. Delores Sorey, president of Friends of Baker Park
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 NEWS A23 example of how public institutions, private citizens and the community at large can work together. Along with concern about possible changes to the master plan for the park, there is also passionate support from several council members for the master plan, including Mayor John Sorey, Sam Saad and Bill Barnett. We need to build Baker Park like the people have designed it, the mayor says. City residents have voted for this plan by coming to the design meetings and with their pocketbooks, he adds. Anyone who is willing to give their treasure to Baker Park is equally committed and has the same level of passion for the park as someone who has donated millions. Mr. Saad likes the gazebos and the pathways in the master plan but is most excited about being able to play with his kids in the great lawn. He agrees that City Council has a responsibility to be prudent with dollars, but he says council members should not substitute their judgment for the will of the city residents. I am concerned that some council members will attempt to insert their opinions into the park, which while their prerogative, is not good government, Mr. Saad says. For many years and through many different city councils, Mr. Barnett strived to have a park built on acreage that is now part of the Baker Park project. He may finally get the chance to see that happen. I am perhaps the original biggest fan of this park, and I anticipate that when Baker Park is complete it will become a landmark for Naples history, he says. Worry and concern go with any project that is as large and exciting as this one, he adds. I dont think the master plan will be changed, but it will be adjusted to fit as many needs as possible and keep a balance of what it is that we are trying to achieve. Above: The staff from MHK Architecture & Planning has volunteered many hours on behalf of Baker Park. Right: Park architect Matthew Kragh, Trista Sue Kragh and Maverick. Delores and Mayor John Sorey at last springs gala fundraiser for Baker Park. Cris Ryker, Alan Ryker and Beth Brainard, executive director of the Naples Pathways Coalition, are among those who will enjoy bicycling in Baker Park. Dogs and their owners will enjoy Baker Park equally.
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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 Dec. 11. 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. The Southwest Florida chapter of the Kiwi Club, a social and charitable organization of present and former flight attendants of American Airlines, TWA and other airlines acquired by or merged with American Airlines, holds its holiday party Thursday evening, Dec. 11, at Naples Lake Country Club. The local chapter supports Pace Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee and the Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition. Regular meetings take place on the fourth Saturday of the month, starting in January. New members are always welcome. For more information, call (781) 962-5311. The Big Cypress Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Naples Sons of the American Revolution hold a joint meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Country Club of Naples. Reenactor Kay Yarbrough will present A Colonial Christmas, relating life on the home front as her husband is off fighting in the Revolutionary War. For reservations or more information, call Madonna Crame at 455-7295. The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, non-political womens service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing Americas future through better education for children. For more information, visit dar.org and fssdar.net/ bigcypress. 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 Dec. 18. Call 963-4670 for location. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Dec. 20 and Jan. 3. Members share their knowledge and building techniques and welcome new members. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the Marco Island Shell Club meet from 9-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the United Church of Marco to craft shell art that will be sold during the clubs annul sale in March. Proceeds from the sale benefit scholarships for marine science students at FGCU. The church is at 320 N. Barfield Drive. Newcomers are always welcome at crafting sessions. For more information, call 963-4694. Pearls of Naples invites women who are interested in socializing at restaurants, movies, art fairs, theaters and more to explore membership in the club. Members are required to attend at least five business luncheons, held monthly on the third Thursday at various clubhouses and venues in Naples. For more information, visit pearlsofnaples. org and click on How to Join or email email@example.com. The Naples Italian American Foundation has a full schedule of programs, dinners and other activities at its newly renovated and expanded headquarters at 7035 Airport-Pulling Road (corner of Orange Blossom Road). Heres CLUB NOTES
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Most recently, I have had 4 of 5 DermapenTM neck and face treatments and could not be more pleased with the results. My pores are smaller and the wrinkles softened, leaving just healthy, supple, glowing skin...not taunt or tight. At a recent reunion, my Aunt commented that I must have gotten the look young gene! Then, at a community meeting, I saw friends I hadnt seen for a while and received more comments about how good I look. No one knows why I look better...I just do. ~ Alice B. some of whats on the regular schedule: 10 a.m. every weekday: Bocce on the lawn. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday: Mah jongg (free for NIAF members, $3 for others). 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: Intermediate bridge (free for members, $3 for others). 7-8 p.m. Thursday: Ballroom dance lessons ($10 per person). For more information, call 597-5210. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com. Coastal Chess clubs in Naples and Marco Island welcome players of all levels for casual games and occasional tournaments. Marco meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier. Naples meetings are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the clubhouse at Moorings Park, off Goodlette-Frank Road just south of Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call Wade K eller at 38 9-2525, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit chess7.net. Those who write poetry or who simply enjoy listening to and reading poetry are invited to meet at The Norris Center from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Mondays, Feb. 9 and March 9. After the formal meeting, those who are interested can continue the evening with dinner at a Fifth Avenue restaurant. For more information, call (440) 554-1144 or email email@example.com Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Pamela Houze at (214) 355-6069. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Robert Rizzo at (407) 493-8584. Marco Island Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Centennial Bank, 645 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. E-mail Chris Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Dorian Ray at 260-4709 or email email@example.com. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at the American Cancer Society, 5020 Tamiami Trail N. Call Marianne Oehser at 434-9900. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Email Christine Cargnoni at firstname.lastname@example.org. This club has prerequisites for membership. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 NEWS A27 Dr. Frantz takes Cataract Surgery to the Next Level with Areas First VERIONVERION creates a fingerprint of your eye and tracks it from the planning stages to your actual cataract procedure, working together with the laser and other advanced technology to give you the best possible procedure for your unique eyes. g g g Laser Guided Precision Increased Accuracy Improved Safety Frantz Bladeless Laser Cataract SurgeryTo schedule your cataract evaluation call or visit BetterVision.net Fort Myers 418-0999 Cape Coral 542-4123 Lehigh Acres 369-2010 Punta Gorda 505-2020 Naples 430-3939 Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACSOne of our Countrys Top 5 Laser Cataract Surgeons 20 Anniversary VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSES SUNDAYS 1-4 PMCall today for a complimentary tour and learn more about membership at Wyndemere. A limited number of non-resident golf and social memberships are also available! For more information call Cheri Martin, Membership Director at 239-643-6336 or visit www.wyndemere.comJoin the fun and active lifestyle with new friends at Wyndemere Country Club. New 51,600 sq ft clubhouse offering appealing dining options with beautiful views 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, stadium seating & adjoining T iebreaker Caf State-of-the-art tness center 27-hole Arthur Hills championship golf course with 18 holes superbly renovated in 2014 Resort-style in nity edge pool and spa Numerous social events and a variety of activities for ever y memberSATISFIES YOUR APPETITE FOR FUN 700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, Florida 34105 239.643.6336 Wyndemere is located on Livingston Road, 1 mile south of Pine Ridge Road www.wyndemere.comAs is their holiday tradition, residents of Eagle Creek Country Club collected toys for distribution to area families. Members of the East Naples Fire Department attended the clubs holiday party and gathered the gifts for distribution. 1. Eagle Creek resident Carol Gustafson 2. Hermes Oliva of the East Naples Fire Department 3. John Taylor and Tony McGee of the East Naples Fire Department COURTESY PHOTOS 1 3 2
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 WelcomeDr. Robert TomsickFellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon & Board Certied DermatologistSTARTING JANUARY 1, 2015Bringing over 35 years of Mohs surgery and dermatology experience to Naples & Bonita Springs 1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.com HEALTHY LIVINGYoga instructor, author will discuss Sit with Less PainAuthor and yoga instructor Jean Erlbaum will discuss and sign copies of her newest book, Sit with Less Pain: Gentle Yoga for Meditators and Everyone Else, from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at South Regional Library. The book is designed to help anyone who sits for long periods (on a meditation cushion, at a desk, behind the wheel of a car or truck, in a wheelchair, etc.,) to sit more comfortably. The event will include a 30-minute chair yoga class in which Ms. Erlbaum will demonstrate some techniques from her book stretches that are gentle and easily adaptable for all skill levels, even those who have never done yoga or even considered doing yoga. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that allow for stretching. Ms. Erlbaum has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1972. A 500-hour registered yoga teacher, she is certified to teach several styles of yoga, meditation and stress reduction. She has practiced Zen meditation for more than 30 years and in 2012 was designated as a senior dharma teacher by Boundless Way Zen. Since Sit with Less Pain was published last summer, it has received positive reviews from Yoga Journal and other professional publications. It is organized anatomically in order to help readers focus on the part of the body that causes them pain: tense shoulders, stiff knees, sore hips, etc. South Regional Library is at 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway in East Naples. After the chair yoga class, there will be time for questions and answers. The book and its companion CDs (two for mat yoga and two for chair yoga) will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. The book signing and yoga class are free and open to all. For more information, call 252-7542 or visit collierlibrary.org and sitwithlesspain.com. SILVER LAB, CASE WESTERN RESERVE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE / COURTESY PHOTO Scientists developed a drug that allows axons (shown in green) to cross impenetrable barriers leading to the treatment of spinal cord injuries. Barrier-breaking drug may lead to spinal cord injury treatmentsInjections of a new drug may partially relieve paralyzing spinal cord injuries, based on indications from a study in rats, which was partly funded by the National Institutes of Health. The results demonstrate how fundamental laboratory research may lead to new therapies. Were very excited at the possibility that millions of people could, one day, regain movements lost during spinal cord injuries, said Jerry Silver, Ph.D., professor of neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, and a senior investigator of the study published in Nature. Every year, tens of thousands of people are paralyzed by spinal cord injuries. The injuries crush and sever the long axons of spinal cord nerve cells, blocking communication between the brain and the body and resulting in paralysis below the injury. On a hunch, Bradley Lang, Ph.D., the lead author of the study and a graduate student in Dr. Silvers lab, came up with the idea of designing a drug that would help axons regenerate without having to touch the healing spinal cord, as current treatments may require. Originally this was just a side project we brainstormed in the lab, said Dr. Lang. After spinal cord injury, axons try to cross the injury site and reconnect with other cells but are stymied by scarring that forms after the injury. Previous studies suggested their movements are blocked when the protein tyrosine phosphatase sigma (PTP sigma), an enzyme found in axons, interacts with chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans, a class of sugary proteins that fill the scars. Dr. Lang and his colleagues designed a drug called ISP to block the enzyme and facilitate the drugs entry into the brain and spinal cord. Injections of the drug under the skin of paralyzed rats near the injury site partially restored axon growth and improved movements and bladder functions. There are currently no drug therapies available that improve the very limited natural recovery from spinal cord injuries that patients experience, said Lyn Jakeman, Ph.D., a program director at the NIHs National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Md. This is a great step towards identifying a novel agent for helping people recover. Initially, the goal of the study was to understand how interactions between PTP sigma and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans prevent axon growth. Drugs were designed to mimic the shape of a critical part of PTP sigma, called the wedge. Different designs were tested on neurons grown in petri dishes alongside impenetrable barriers of proteoglycans. Treatment with ISP freed axon growth. It was amazing. The axons kept growing and growing, said Dr. Silver. Next the researchers tested the potential of the drug on a rat model of spinal cord injury. For seven weeks they injected rats with the drug or a placebo near the site of injury. A few weeks later the rats that received the drug showed improvements in walking and urinating while the placebo treatments had no effect. The results suggested the drug passed into the brain and spinal cord. When the researchers looked at the spinal cords under a microscope they found that the drug induced sprouting of axons that use the neurochemical serotonin to communicate. The sprouting axons were seen below the injury site. Treating some rats with a blocker of serotonin communication partially reversed the beneficial effects of ISP injections, suggesting the newly sprouting axons helped the rats recover. The ISP drug did not cause spinal cord axons known to control movements to cross the scar and reconnect with brain neurons above the injury site. Dr. Silver and his colleagues think this means the ISP-induced sprouting helped the rats recover by increasing the signal sent by the few remaining intact axons. This is very promising. We now have an agent that may work alone or in combination with other treatments to improve the lives of many, said Dr. Silver. He and his colleagues are seeking to test the ISP drug in preclinical trials. For more information on brain research, visit ninds.nih.gov/disorders/ sci/sci.htm. ERLBAUM
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All Laser Lasik Bausch & Lomb Technolas/Victus State-of-the-Art Technology $1,000 OFF LASIK $500 per eye; offer good through December 31, 2014. Cannot be combined with any other offer.Nina Nordgren, M.D. SWFLEYE.COM Perhaps nowhere is the measure of quality more evident than in the performance of NCH nurses, the most essential caregivers who stand at the nexus of clinical treatment and compassionate care. As we continue our constant journey to impr ove, Chief Nursing Officer Michele Thoman and her team have instituted another layer of quality called the Clinical Resource Nurse program to boost our nurses clinical acumen and critical thinking skills at the bedside for the benefit of our patients, their families everyone else who helps care for patients. CRNs provide 24/7 clinical support to all adult inpatient units and the emergency rooms at our downtown campus of 385 beds and our North Naples campus of 325 beds. These highly seasoned professionals respond to emergency calls such as code blues (when a persons heart stops), SWAT (Stabilize While Awaiting Treatment) urgencies and Code Save a Brain (for stroke victims). To understand and experience what CRNs do for NCH, I went on rounds with some of them and watched them serve as valuable resources to bedside RNs. Our CRNs round through every unit and every shift, discussing potential opportunities with charge nurses. Oncology RN Julia Amundson described CRNs to me as experts who are always available and bring a fresh set of eyes to a situation. At our Brookdale Center for Aging and Rehabilitation, I observed CRN Jo Bordonaro with a patient who needed access to a chest tube for a minor setback. Instead of having to be transferred to another area of the hospital for the procedure, the patient stayed in place as Ms. Bordonaro reviewed the utilization of chest tubes with other nurses. It was a textbook example of patient-centered care using the CRN as an ambassador/educator for the benefit of the patient. The values afforded by our CRNs are many. High among them is the way they foster a culture for a healthy work environment and work collaboratively with nurse educators to identify quality and care opportunities. They are easily accessible, and they constantly seek out opportunities to strengthen nursing practice at the bedside and incorporate evidence-based best practices into the care our patients receive. Our CRN program is just one measure of the kind of quality that keeps earning distinctions for NCH from external sources. Most recently, we were recognized by the American Hospital Association for leadership in the Hospital Engagement Network. Our mission is to continue our progress in innovation and sharing best practices, and to help everyone in our community live longer, happier and healthier lives. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.Dental extractions, fillings, cleaning offered for freePark Family & Cosmetic Dentistry hosts its second annual Dentistry from the Heart, providing a free day of dental care to more than 200 residents, on Saturday, Jan. 10. There is no registration and no qualification requirements. Dentistry From The Heart started 13 years ago when New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo wanted to give back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of people without dental insurance. Since then, the program has grown to include more than 200 annual events nationwide and has provided more than 45,000 people with free dental care. On Jan. 10, Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dentists, volunteers and sponsors will provide the first 200 patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. People are expected to allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org CRN nurses bring fresh eyes to NCH patient careline up beginning at 6:45 a.m. at the practice at 690 Goodlette-Frank Road. For more information, visit dentistryfromtheheart.org.Give the gift of life-saving blood this holiday seasonThe gift of life-saving blood is truly the perfect color, size and shape for a local patient in need. Community Blood Center encourages everyone age 16 and over to take time out to donate during the busy holiday season. The Community Blood Center in Naples is at 311 Ninth St. N. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, the center will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Call 624-4120 for more information. Here are some places the CBC bloodmobile will be in the coming weeks. A complete schedule is at givebloodcbc.org. Successful donors will receive a free movie ticket. Friday, Dec. 12: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bed Bath & Beyond Plaza on the northwest corner of Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge roads. Friday, Dec. 19: Noon to 3 p.m. at Green Tree Plaza on the southwest corner of Airport-Pulling and Immokalee roads. Tuesday, Dec. 23: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lowes on the East Trail. Friday-Monday, Dec. 26-29: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sembler Plaza at the southwest corner of Airport-Pulling Road and Naples Boulevard. Friday, Jan. 2: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coastland Center near the food court entrance. Tuesday, Jan. 6: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waterside Shops. Blood donors can get in on the Ultimate Go For 3 frequent donor contest to qualify to win a $50 gas card or auto detail, an iPad or a weekend getaway package inclusive of a hotel stay, spa package, dinner and two-day use of a BMW convertible courtesy of Germain BMW. Visit the website for details.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 1-855-CARS-HELP1-855-227-7435CarsHelp.orgDonateyourvehicle andhelpkidsSupporting your local chapter.SOUTHWEST FLORIDAOver the river and through the woods to Grandmothers house we go. Its that time of year, when we are all making the pilgrimage home for the holidays. For us, that recently involved a three-day road trip from California to Oklahoma, dogs in tow, of course. It makes us part of a growing trend. According to the 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association, 32 percent of dog owners take their pets with them in the car when they are traveling for at least two nights. Thats up from not quite 25 percent in the APPAs 2011-2012 survey. Whether were going around the block or on a 2,694-mile odyssey, our dogs safety is paramount. Harper and Gemma would prefer to ride in the footwell, and Keeper likes to look out the window, but their wishes are ignored. Pets are unsafe when they ride loose in a vehicle. If your pet jumps into your lap or onto the steering wheel, he can cause you to have an accident. In the event of an accident, pets can go flying through the windshield or hit the driver or be ejected from the car into traffic. Theyre also a serious distraction to the driver. A 2011 AAA/Kurgo survey of pet owners found that 29 percent of drivers are distracted by their dogs, and 65 percent say they engage in distracting activities such as petting the dog (52 percent), using their hands or arms to restrict the dogs movement (42 percent), or allowing the dog to sit on their lap while they drive (17 percent). A whopping 84 percent of AAA/ Kurgo respondents dont restrain their dogs on car trips. Their reasons? My dog is calm (42 percent) Never considered it (39 percent) Just take dog on short trips (29 percent) Want dog to be able to put head out window (12 percent) Too complicated/too much trouble (7 percent) Want dog to have fun in car (3 percent) Want to be able to hold dog (3 percent) But an unrestrained dog in a 30-mph collision is flung about with hundreds or even thousands of pounds of force. When he strikes a person or some part of the car, the result can be injury or even death. Veterinarians at emergency clinics have seen unrestrained dogs with broken backs after car accidents. Dogs and cats are safer when they are restrained in the car, but no safety standards exist for testing pet safety harnesses or crates. A German automobile club called ADAC, similar to AAA, conducted crash tests using crates and harnesses and issued a report in 2008. The results showed that small crates are safest in the footwell behind the front seats. Large crates should be placed in the cargo area of a station wagon or SUV, facing crosswise to the direction of travel (how our dogs ride). The organization recommends that harnesses have large belts with metal attachments, two tie-ins and a short, stable attachment system. The nonprofit Center for Pet Safety tested pet harnesses last year using the same safety standards used for child restraints and gave its highest rating to the Sleepypod Clickit Utility, a three-point safety harness with a broad padded vest. Dont let your pet ride in the front seat. If he must because your only car is a two-seater, for instance be sure you disable the air bag when hes a passenger. The force with which it hits can seriously injure or even kill a pet. Nothing can completely protect pets in the event of a car accident, but we can reduce their risk of injury by not letting them ride unrestrained. P ET TALESRoad safetyKeeping pets safe in cars calls for restraint When it comes to safety, dont put your dog (or cat) in the drivers seat. Pets of the Week>> Athena is a 2-year-old, 47-pound pit bull mix. Friendly, calm and happy, she knows the basics, is good on her leash and likes to go play fetch. >> Buddy is a friendly, 3-yearold male tricolor mastiff mix. He weighs about 47 pounds and loves to be petted and brushed. >> Pinky is a 5-month-old domestic shorthair with lovely markings and a sweet personality. >> Watson is a handsome 8-month-old domestic shorthair who loves to be held and petted. This weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit colliergov.net/pets.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 NEWS A31 GULFVIEWDENTISTRY.COMLocated in the French Quarter 501 Goodlette Road North, Suite B202, Naples, FL 34102Open Monday-Thursday 9-5; Closed Friday-Sunday WOW!$39 NEW PATIENT SPECIALNecessary X-Rays Exam ConsultationMUST PRESENT COUPONSOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. MUST CALL BY 12/25/2014 New Braces TechnologyNOT JUST FOR KIDS!Now Available in Naples for Both Adults and Adolescents; Half the Time, Half the Visits, Half the Price. Treatment Often Completed in 3-12 Months.AVAILABLE FOR $3,995 OR LESSTAKE AN ADDITIONAL $500 OFFWITH THIS OFFERSOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. MUST CALL BY 12/25/2014 The Friendliest Practice You Will Find239-300-9693 Meet Dr. Gordon!Dr. Gary Gordon graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1978. He has over 25 years experience and opened 3 practices in Michigan. In 2003, Dr. Gordon moved to Naples. He recently completed the FastBraces program. This new system has been designed to move teeth differently than traditional braces and safely shortening the time required for achieving straight teeth. FreedomBoatClub.com877.804.0402 Its everything you imagine boating should be! S top b y our open h ouse an d ce l e b rate with r e fr e shm e nts and a fun b o at rid e! OPEN HOUSE SPECIALBring this ad and receive 6 MONTHS FREE when you JOIN our boating club! Were Celebrating And Youre Invited!Saturday, December 13 10am 4pmFT. MYERS BEACH Salty Sams Marina 2500 Main Street BONITA SPRINGS 26107 Hickory Blvd.Saturday, December 20 10am 4pmPINE ISLAND Pineland Marina 13921 Waterfront Dr. Bokeelia, FL THE DIVA DIARIESSingle friends give peek through window to the world of digital datingI must start this missive with a disclaimer: While I am indeed married, I am not one of those smug marrieds that Bridget Jones refers in her diary. In fact, Id say that most of my girlfriends happen to be unmarried. I was single throughout most of my 20s and 30s, and as a result, I can relate to my unattached gal pals. So much so that a couple of months ago, I was helping two single friends run their match.com accounts. So, trust me, I am not a smug married. That said, thank heaven Im not single in this day and age with all this technology. Im not Catholic, but Id convert and join a nunnery rather than attempt finding love in the 20-teens. I mean, I knew all about dating websites even before I got involved helping my two friends with their accounts, and I know there are a wide variety to fit various needs. There are Republican dating sites and Democrat dating sites. There are sites for farmers (motto for one: Because city folk just dont get it). Theres Trek Passions for Star Trek fans, Ivy Date for Ivy Leaguers only (OK, that one really does sound smug) and 420 Dating for those who would rather get to know each other over a bong than a glass of cabernet. And, really, all of that is fine and well for farmers who only want to date farmers and for smug, smart people only want to date other smug, smart people. But now several of my single friends have switched to using Tinder which, in short, is an app for People Who Are Over Dating Sites. With Tinder, you dont have to agonize about what to write in your profile essay (Should I say I hate football? What if my potential mate is perfect in every way and loves football? I could love football! But, that would be a lie Maybe I shouldnt even mention football), and you dont have to spend hours anguishing over a questionnaire about how many drinks you have a week or how often you work out. Tinder uses your Facebook profile and GPS. You just sign up, and then anytime, day or night, you go to the app to find out, via GPS, whos nearby looking to connect. You simply swipe through Facebook profile photos. Thats the barometer. If the face isnt appealing, just keep on swiping until you find one that is. My girlfriends on Tinder are fine with it. This is how people are meeting, they tell me. Its free, its uncomplicated and its fast. But me? If I were single, Id be a nervous wreck with Tinder. My photo is one thing, but I love to laugh, I have stories to tell, I enjoy bike riding, I hate shrimp how can someone tell all of that from my picture? Apparently, they dont care. Swipe. Im so relieved that I started dating my husband before high-tech texting. When we met 10 years ago, there was primitive texting (you had to use the numbers on your keyboard to find letters, and teenagers were the only ones who could do it well). Back then, the rest of us resorted to actual phone calls. Todd lived about 30 miles away and we worked opposite hours, so there were lots of long, latenight phone calls as we got to know one another. Now, people just text photos of their body parts to each other which again, is FINE. In fact, Im glad my girlfriends are not putting their faces in these photos (let that be a lesson to you, Jennifer Lawrence). And not only that, my girls are impressively creative, artistic and tasteful with their boudoir photography (Ive seen a few, and what with soft filters and black and white hues, some of the pictures are downright gallery-worthy). By contrast, theyve shown the shots men are sending them, and theyre pretty simple and straightforward. No filters or camera apps involved, they just point the camera downward, snap and hit send. There doesnt appear to much thought involved whatsoever. You could see how that would get boring. Also, pre-marriage for me, there was no Facebook, at least not for adults (you had to have a student email address), so I never had to fret about who was on my beaus friends list, or why he was tagged in a photo at a party when he told me he was at work, or whether when he liked another womans photo he was liking the fact that she was snorkeling or he was liking the bikini she was wearing while snorkeling. And yet, as I watch a few recently divorced girlfriends who are around my age adapt to this new technology of dating, I can see how, in some ways, it might be easier. Tinder means you dont have to sit at home eating ice cream out of the carton while watching Sex and The City reruns if you dont want to. Texting/sexting is a lot faster than leaving a message on an answering machine and staring at the phone until it rings. And Facebook certainly takes the guesswork out of stalking. Still, Id have to say that the world of digital dating can be a slippery slope so, before you send that text, make sure youve got a password on your heart. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week w f w h i O stephanieDAVIS email@example.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 Women have different needs than men for their financial security SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYNearly half of all American women, no matter their background, share a fear that may seem odd given the wealth of some: They are afraid of losing their financial independence, otherwise known as Bag Lady Syndrome, according to a recent study. Of those who harbor Bay Lady Syndrome anxiety, 60 percent were the primary breadwinners for their households, according to the Allianz poll of 2,200 women ages 25 to 75. Financially, womens needs are different from those of men, and the financial industry isnt meeting them, says Lance Drucker, CEO and president of the New York City-based Drucker Wealth Management. Women typically live longer than men, so they need more retirement savings, Mr. Drucker explains. Further compounding the problem is the fact that, in many cases, women are paid less for the same job as men. 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In a traditional IRA or 401(k), the tax will be delayed until withdrawal in retirement, when you may be in a lower bracket. In a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k), your entire withdrawal is likely to be tax-free.If youre someone who trades in and out of stocks frequently, consider doing so in a tax-deferred or tax-free retirement account. Otherwise, your gains will be short-term ones, taxable at your ordinary income rate. Gains on stocks youve held for more than a year are considered long-term, with a capital gains rate for most of us currently at 15 percent. (Regardless of tax considerations, think twice before trading frequently. Studies suggest that frequent traders fare worse than long-term investors.) Stocks that you think might soar can do so tax-free in a Roth IRA. Municipal bonds, which pay you taxfree income, are perfect residents of regular, taxable investment accounts. Individual stocks that you own and that you plan to hang on to for a long time are also good candidates for your regular, taxable accounts. Theyll tend to qualify for the preferable long-term capital gains tax rate, and you control when you sell them and realize the gains. Less in your control are managed stock mutual funds, which distribute taxable dividends and capital gains each year. Still, even among these you can choose more tax-efficient ones. At Morningstar. com, for example, you can check out a funds tax efficiency. Be strategic with your investments, and you may be able to significantly lower your tax bill. Bowled OverIn the late 1990s, when AMF Bowling had an initial public offering, I bought 100 shares at $19 for my wife. I watched it rise to $31 per share and decided to hang on. Well, they became worthless. Roy, Richmond, VirginiaThe Fool Responds: People get excited when companies issue fresh shares via an IPO, but many IPOs end up disappointing their investors. 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(With Android, the company is trouncing Apples smartphone sales volume on a global level.) Google knows how to leverage those strengths. For example, it offers many products for free (Gmail, YouTube, etc.), which funnel users back to its real moneymakers search and display advertising. But Googles long-term ambitions go far beyond advertising. It spends more on research and development than almost any other tech giant about 13 percent of its revenue. It has also invested in a wide range of businesses, such as driverless cars, artificial intelligence, military robots, biotechnology and smart homes. Some of these efforts might not pan out, but each piece of the puzzle offers us a glimpse at Googles dreams of ubiquitous computing. Between fiscal 2005 and 2013, Googles annual revenue soared 875 percent. If Google continues to leverage its core strengths to expand into other markets, its top line will keep rising over the next few decades. 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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 Collier Building Industry Association holds its annual installation and awards banquet from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Olde Cypress Country Club. Tickets are $50. Email email@example.com to RSVP. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Five networking event from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Marco Beach Hilton Resort. $10 admission, with all proceeds benefitting Christmas Island Style. Call 394-7549 or visit marcoislandchamber.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce invites members to its annual holiday party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Hilton Naples. Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to a deserving Collier County family. Reservations are preferred by Dec. 12 and can be made at napleschamber.org/events. The next members-only Accelerated Luncheon hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at AZN in Mercato. $20. Reservations are required by Jan. 5. Call Judi Menard at 2987928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:308:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Hilton Naples. Fidelity Investments is the mornings sponsor. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. The next Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Hacienda Lakes of Naples. The evenings host is Esplanade at Hacienda Lakes. $10 for chamber members ($15 at the door), $25 for others. Sign up by Jan. 12 at napleschamber.org/events. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 BUSINESS B5 www. wa-cr .comCall us today to SELL / LEASE your property! P.O. Box 60151, Fort Myers, FL 33906 | Pinebrook Park, 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 219, Fort Myers, FL 33907WOODYARD & ASSOCIATES, LLC COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATELicensed Real Estate Brokerwww. wa-cr .com 239-425-6000 (Ref #002267)FOR SALE 53.99 acs. on Daniels Pkwy, just east of Red Sox Stadium. Zoned MPD for 576 residential units, plus retail & ofce. Utilities in place. $19,000 per unit (Ref #000981)FOR SALE 11.49 ac. on SR 82 & I-75. En-terprise Zone oers exemptions & incentives. Zoned Comm. Intensive & Heavy Industrial. Adj. acreage available. $7.95 PSF (Ref #001765)FOR SALE 30.62 ac. corner w/ 1,838 frontage on Homestead Rd. Excellent visibility, quick access to SR 82 & I-75. Mixed Use zoning app pending. $1.47 PSF (Ref #002094)SELLER FINANCING .42 ac, 150 frontage on Santa Barbara Blvd, between Golden Gate Pkwy & Pine Ridge Rd. High visibility, convenient access, Zoned C2. $349,000 (Ref #002353) FOR SALE 1.49 ac industrial lot in Benchmark. City water/sewer, osite retention, partially lled. Zoned PUD. Easy access to I-75, Exit 138. Adj. acreage available. $2.46 PSF (Ref #002330)FOR SALE 635.28 acs pasture/farmland in Hendry Co., 2 miles of paved road frontage. Leased thru 2017-$55K per year with $5K annual increases. $10K/acre FOR LEASEFOR SALEsoil and water conditions, and specialty products you wont find at their big-box counterparts. They are connected with a network of Florida growers and suppliers. They are also often places people go to stroll, wander or find a sense of peace. Even though a Walmart is being built across the street from Driftwood Garden Center in Estero, store president Chester LeMay feels that enough people see the value of locally sourced material and quality material. Thats going to be a real test to what we do, he said, but were committed to providing the service and products customers expect from us. Craig Hazeletts parents have owned the business (its original location is in Naples) for three decades. Our business model is based on customer service, standing behind what we do and what we sell, said Mr. Hazelett, who started in the family business pulling weeds, making sure people know they can come back and ask us questions.On the garden path headed north from Driftwood, a stop at John Sibleys All Native Garden Center is warranted. Tucked away in a neighborhood near Page Field in Fort Myers (he also has a Charlotte County location), Mr. Sibley offers hundreds of species of plants that thrive in local environments, small and tall, edible and colorful. Sunshine mimosa, for instance, is a groundcover with tiny leaves that close like eyelids if you run your finger over them.Mr. Sibley teaches xeriscaping, a method of landscaping that conserves water by creating gardens built of local plant varieties. Holding regular classes at the store or chatting with walk-ins, he instructs customers on how to create outdoor rooms with plant communities that after the first year or two of growth are largely selfsustaining and require minimal weeding. They are also made to attract b utter flies, birds, and friendly furry critters. A customer who had planted Bahama cassia plants, a host for bright yellow sulphur b utter flies, came in to ask Mr. Sibleys advice on when to trim them back; he advised her to wait until spring. They look absolutely beautiful. I didnt know they were going to get so big, she told him. Long ago, at the end of the 1970s, Mr. Sibley left snowstorms and a divorce in Meriden, Conn. for life as a landscaper and gardener in Southwest Florida. But he still keeps up with the weather in his hometown. Thirteen degrees today, he noted, on a balmy early December evening in South Florida. I check it every morning. If you drive east of Fort Myers along Palm Beach Boulevard youll find Riverland Nursery. Owners Mayer and Sharon Berg came from Minneapolis and took over the business in 2007. A comprehensive supply store, its numerous demonstration gardens encourage meditative strolls. And free Saturday morning classes help customers brush up on gardening technique. We want them to feel like its their own private three-acre nursery, said Mr. Berg whose wife, an artist, helped create pathways through the butter flies and blooms that offer inspiration. We wanted to create something that would be magic, a unique facility that would allow people to learn about plants. In the rural stretch between Fort Myers and Punta Gorda youll find even more unique places that plant lovers thrill to. If youve seen one bougainvillea, you might think youve seen them all. But Erik Wigert made one look like a giant ancient oak in a windswept landscape except with bright flowers instead of leaves and rendered in miniature: a bonsai tree. He and his wife Andrea run Wigerts Bonsai Nursery, a six-acre plot off U.S. 41. They devote most of the space to cultivating and selling bonsai trees and practicing the ancient Japanese artform translated as tree in a tray. Bonsai artists shape numerous varieties of little trees with wire and patient technique as long as the plant is alive. Besides pre-bonsai starter trees, bonsai classes are offered at the nursery each month as well.Generally youre creating a tree in nature in miniature, but its often a very stylized version, said Mr. Wigert, who is 38. In Charlotte County, just over the Lee County line, the whoosh of the wind pushing through thick thatches of bamboo soothes the spirit. Here, David and Nancy Palmer have run Pottery Express and Bamboo Farm for about a decade. Running bamboo can spread like a weed, Ms. Palmer explains, but all of their varietals are clumping bamboo, which crowds in one spot like a shock of hair. Especially unique Buddha belly bamboo stalks are composed of small plump sections. About two dozen types of bamboo come in various sizes (from 12 to 70 feet tall), density, and colors, green and gold, striped and black. There are also thousands of hand-painted pots, fountains, garden sculptures and lamps sourced from Mexico, Vietnam and elsewhere for their beauty or durability. On the five-acre property, wives often shop while husbands relax in gazebos, music and art festivals are occasionally held, and a yoga instructor teaches classes. You just wander, because it takes a while for you to settle on what you really want, said Ms. Palmer. As for lifelong gardener Mr. Chase, theres no question about what he wants. Youll likely find him happily going about his profession working in gardens. In Palm Beach, the look is the palatial look, he says, manicured and trimmed. But it depends on the person you know? You want a formal garden with evergreens or a formal garden with a tropical flair of regal palm trees lining the driveway. It really depends on the individual. There is no right or wrong in the garden. GARDENFrom page 1 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYDavid and Nancy Palmer of of Pottery Express and Bamboo Farm in Charlotte County. John Sibley of All Native Garden Center in Fort Myers. Chester LeMay of Driftwood Garden Center in Estero.
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AT SEAGLASS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE. It puts you in motion. To the splendor that surrounds you. And sets the pace for everything. When you play. Gather. Lounge. And celebrate its retreat into night. The light at Seaglass. It changes EVERYTHING. Shine RESIDENCES FROM $1MCoastal contemporary tower & penthouse residences at Bonita Bay with Championship golf Dining & entertainment | World-class tennis | Marina | Beach club | Parks & preservesSEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940 at ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Community features, amenities and pricing are approximate and subject to change without notice. The information and materials displayed on materials provided to you are solely intended to provide general information about proposed plans of WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC. These proposed plans are conceptual in nature and are subject to change or cancellation (in whole or in part) at any time without notice. Land uses, public and private facilities, improvements, and plans described or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subject to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC, or any other entity to build any facilities or improvements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or described proposed future development will be implemented. Neither the information and materials provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity for any reason whatsoever. Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Equal Housing Opportunity.
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With the recent addition of two new home collections, Minto now offers 45 classic coastal living home designs that complement the magnificent natural surroundings at The Isles of Collier Preserve. Four single-family and three coach home models are open for viewing. Single-family homes are priced from the $400,000s to the $700,000s and range in size from 2,225 to 2,933 square feet under air. One-, twoand threestory coach homes range in size from 2,169 to 2,960 square feet under air and are priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Coach homes include private elevators and two-car garages. A new model court, scheduled to open early next year, will showcase Mintos new Buttonw ood and Banyan collections of five paired-villa designs that start from the mid-$300,000s and nine single-family homes priced from the $400,000s to more than $1 million. Entrance to The Isles of Collier Preserve is on U.S. 41 East south of Thomasson Drive. The sales center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Sunday. Free electric boat tours are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (888) 6934306 or visit mintofla.com. ISLES CLUBFrom page 9London Bay Homes is building its second Delfina model home in Mediterra. The fourbedroom single-family estate model is under construction in Serata, a neighborhood of 36 lakefront homes. It replaces the original Delfina model, which sold within weeks of completion. The new model will showcase two of the Delfinas floor plan options: a game room and a secluded cabana guest room. With interior design by Melissa Allen of Romanza Interior Design, it is on target for completion in April 2015. Pricing is anticipated to be just below $3 million. The home design offers formal living and dining rooms, a family room, study, four full baths and a powder room within 4,329 square feet of living space. It also features expansive outdoor living spaces, including a private patio off the master bedroom, a covered verandah and lanai with summer kitchen. One of London Bay Homes Reserve Collection floor plans at Mediterra, the Delfina will be built with a threecar garage and will have 5,943 total square feet. The first model, also featuring interior design by Romanza, was one of six furnished models that sold in early 2014 totaling more than $12 million. Mediterra was recently named the No. 1 retirement community in Florida by Best Retirement Destinations. Amenities in the 1,700-acre community include the member-owned Club at Mediterra with two world-class Fazio-designed courses and the private 10,000-square-foot Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico. Mediterra also has themed neighborhood parks, eight miles of walking and jogging trails and a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, a pool and spa services. On the links, Mediterra is in the first year of a two-year, $6.1 million project to replace the irrigation system, bunkers, cart paths and turf on its South Course. Membership opportunities are limited to 225 members per 18 holes. Since December 2009, London Bay Homes and affiliates have managed all new home sales and marketing for the luxury community. Resale properties are listed through Mediterra Realty. The entrance to Mediterra is off Livingston Road north of Immokalee Road. For more information, call 9498989 or visit mediterranaples.com. Four-bedroom Delfina model under construction in MediterraCOURTESY PHOTOThe original Delfina model in Mediterra sold within weeks of its completion.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 Janine RendanoREALTOR(239)405-2994JRendano@AmerivestRealty.com Daniel WalshREALTOR(239)404-3000DWalsh@AmerivestRealty.com Serving Naples, Bonita Springs and EsteroAMERIVESTREALTYOFNAPLES.COM10001 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34108 Prato at Talis Park 16776 Prato Way MLS#214012764 Toscana at Talis Park $1,950,000 16653 Toscana Circle #706 MLS#214031449 Lucarno at Mediterra $1,395,000 16655 Lucarno Way MLS#214050333 PENDINGDon Johnsons California farmhouse estate on the market TOPTENREALESTATEDEALS.COMDon Johnson, Miami Vices Sonny Crockett, brought designer stubble and pastel T-shirts under Versace linen jackets into fashion 30 years ago and helped Miami recover from years of decline. The whole town kind of reinvented itself in the image of the television show, Mr. Johnson was quoted as saying in a recent article in Rolling Stone. During the TV shows five seasons from 198489, the South Beach Art Deco district was reborn, and Miamis cutting-edge architecture was spotlighted at the beginning of every episode for millions of viewers. Mr. Johnson and his wife purchased a sprawling French country farmhouse in Montecito, Calif., in 2013. They recently purchased another property where they can keep their horses and now have put the farmhouse estate on the market.The 11,229-square-foot house is on a cul-de-sac behind a private gate and has views of the ocean, mountains and Channel Islands. The four-bedroom, eight-bath home has a multitude of terraces with ocean views through the ancient oaks that dot the property. In addition to an area for horses, the grounds contain a two-level guest house, outside wood-burning fireplace, large swimming pool, basketball court, in-ground trampoline, play area, dog run and kennel. Its on the market for $14,900,000. JACKIE MAYBerkshire Hathaway Home ServicesPort Royal Specialist NEW French Country waterfront estate Op en Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and ursday, December 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. $22,900,000 2009 waterfront estate with beach access $20,000,000 1 lot waterfront estate with guesthouse Open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. $8,900,000 Immaculate waterfront home with guesthouse Open Daily $6,495,000 Largest ve-way panoramic, 120-foot waterfront view in Port Royal; situated on .69 acres $5,950,000 Traditional, immaculate one-story home on large lot Open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. $1,975,000 Live in Pelican Bay near beach and shops Open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. $459,900 Two-story, immaculate lakefront three-bedroom home $374,000 JACKIE MAY email@example.com jackiemayportroyalnaples.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 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 BONITA BAY ENCLAVE 3631 Sawgrass Court $379,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 >$400,0002 PELICAN BAY GLENCOVE 5802 Glen Cove Drive #307 $459,900 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 3 WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTA 212 Via Napoli $469,000 PSIR Catherine Bordner 239.560.2921 4 VASARI PIENZA 28656 Pienza Court $469,900 PSIR Aysim Eserdag 239.404.6891 5 BONITA BAY WEDGEWOOD 26930 Wedgewood Drive #404 $489,000 PSIR Scott Culbertson 239.298.9794 6 BONITA BAY MONTARA 3244 Montara Drive $499,900 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 >$500,0007 BRENDISI AT MEDITERRA 29140 Brendisi Way, #201 $574,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.00978 LONGSHORE LAKE 4896 Shearwater Lane $585,000 PSIR Kathleen Forsman 239.404.1629 9 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT YACHT & RACQUET CLUB 11030 Gulf Shore Drive #1104 $599,990 PSIR Dominic Pan ozzo 239.821.9321 >$600,00010 OLDE CYPRESS 2893 Lone Pine Lane $619,000 PSIR Lynn Applebaum 239.776.5055 11 NAPLES BATH & TENNIS 1031 Oriole Circle $685,000 PSIR Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 >$700,00012 MARCO ISLAND ESPLANADE 740 Collier Boulevard North #302 $765,000 PSIR Cynthia Corogin 239.963.5561 13 THE MOORINGS LIONS GATE 2919 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #103 $799,000 PSIR Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 >$800,00014 PARK SHORE SOLAMAR 4451 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #905 $849,000 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 >$1,000,00015 THE MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #501 $1,025,000 PSIR Kelly Kent 239.250.548016 CABREO AT MEDITERRA 16811 Cabreo Drive $1,150,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 17 THE MOORINGS 3003 Crayton Road $1,150,000 PSIR Steve Smiley 239.298.4327 18 PELICAN LANDING GOLDCREST 24851 Goldcrest Drive $1,165,000 PSIR John Coburn 239.825.3464 19 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO 8532 Bellagio Drive $1,195,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 20 OLD NAPLES 413 Broad Avenue South $1,395,000 PSIR Patrick ODonnell 239.250.3360 21 CELLINI AT MEDITERRA 16521 Cellini Lane $1,490,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009722 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 4851 Bonita Bay Boulevard #301 $1,499,000 PSIR Ginger Lickley/Teresa Rucker 239.860.4661 Also Available: #304 $1,499,00023 PINE RIDGE 6846 Trail Boulevard North $1,499,000 PSIR Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 24 ISLA MAR IN OLDE NAPLES 1010 5th Street South $1,575,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009725 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm26 THE MOORINGS 728 Regatta Road $1,975,000 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 Open Sundays 12-4pm>$2,000,00027 MARCELLO AT MEDITERRA 29010 Marcello Way $2,150,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009728 OLD NAPLES 315 6th Street North $2,395,000 PSIR Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 29 PELICAN MARSH ARBORS 1392 Wood Duck Trail $2,480,000 PSIR Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 30 THE MOORINGS 614 Bow Line Drive $2,495,000 PSIR Angela Allen 239.825.8494 31 AQUALANE SHORES 1540 4th Street South $2,795,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 32 OLD NAPLES 190 13th Avenue South $2,895,000 PSIR Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 >$3,000,00033 QUAIL WEST 28950 Somers Drive $3,850,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$4,000,00034 OLD NAPLES 382 Gulf Shore Boulevard North $4,900,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.6800 >$5,000,00035 PORT ROYAL 870 Nelsons Walk $5,950,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$6,000,00036 PORT ROYAL 1390 Spyglass Lane $6,400,000 PSIR Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 37 PORT ROYAL 655 Galleon Drive $6,495,000 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 Open Daily>$7,000,00038 PORT ROYAL 775 Galleon Drive $7,795,000 PSIR Dana Marcum 239.404.2209 >$8,000,00039 PORT ROYAL 3330 Rum Row $8,900,000 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 >$9,000,00040 PORT ROYAL 3605 Fort Charles Drive $9,250,000 PSIR William Callahan 239.272.5756 >$22,000,00041 PORT ROYAL 840 Admiralty Parade $22,900,000 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 Open Sundays 1-4 pm Thursday, December 11th 4-8pm 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 33 34 21 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 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 Culinary trifectaThird venture for Incas Kitchen more than satisfies. C35 Cuisine NewsCheers to seasonal cocktails, and more fun for foodies. C31-32 Black on blackBook critic Phil Jason says as noir as it is, gut-wrenching mystery is highly magnetic. C18 He who sings prays twice. St. AugustineWhen we raise our voices in song, we are really doubling our efforts at prayer and praise, says Susan Treacy, Ph.D., professor of music history at Ave Maria University. Sacred music helps us to raise our thoughts to God because of the beauty of the music. Locals who want to celebrate the holiday season with concerts and performances dont lack choices this year, thanks to thriving music programs at area churches and a variety of semi-professional ensembles in the area. Music has an important place in Advent and Christmas celebrations because we reflect on the fact that the angels sang of Jesus birth, says Richard Crofts, musicalMusic plays a large part in celebrations of the seasonSEE MUSIC, C5 BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly WITH A STRING OF CHART-TOPPING country hits and a pair of hit albums under his belt, Brantley Gilbert has become a bona fide headliner in the genre. Stepping up to headlining status means Mr. Gilbert is expected to deliver a polished show that brings his songs to life, know how to work a big stage and how to engage and entertain an audience numbering well into the thousands and beyond. He headlines the sixth edition of the Lakeside Country Bash in Fort Myers on Dec. 13. The multi-act country show at Lakes Regional Park also features opening acts Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Parmalee and Chase Bryant. Mr. Gilbert doesnt seem to have found headlining big stages that much of a challenge. Hes been topping bills since fall 2012 and looks BY ALAN SCULLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent brings the party at Lakeside Country BashSEE BASH, C4 b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i n n n n n n n n n n n n n n g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g s s s s s s s s s s t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h e e e e e e e e e e e e e Gilbert Brantley Brantley Gilbert Gilbert COURTESY PHOTOLloyd Montgomery performs as one of the Three Wise Men in The Living Christmas Tree.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS Same message in love and in real estate: keep looking Two weeks into my recent stay in Paris, I found myself pining for Florida with an intensity that brought me to my knees. On a particularly cold and rainy night, I pulled up the Zillow website and scrolled through property for sale in Lee County. For more than two years, Id been combing real estate ads and visiting properties when I was home in Southwest Florida. But nothing ever seemed to fit. I blamed it on my restlessness and my ongoing wanderlust, sure that Id never find the right one. Which, come to think of it, is a lot like how I approach relationships. Then, looking at the most recent listings while in Paris, I found it: my house. Of course, it wasnt my house then. But it might as well have been. The property had everything right: the price, the neighborhood, the look and feel. Even the big backyard with its towering poinciana tree. It was exactly the sort of place Id been imagining the whole time Id been looking. I came back from Paris on s Saturday night, saw the house on Sunday at noon, and before I drove off had agreed with the seller on a price and closing date. There was no indecision, no hesitation, no should-I-orshouldnt-I debate. When its right, it's right, they say. For the longest time, I worried that the reason I couldnt commit to a place was because of some failing in myself. I wasnt open enough, or I wasnt ready. I was too flighty. I must be, I decided, missing some essential ingredient necessary for a stable life. As it turns out, all that was wrong. I just hadnt found the right house. Which gives me faith for my relationships, too. I have long worried that the reason I cant commit wont commit is because I am miswired, that something crucial in me is missing. Now I wonder if thats really true. Maybe I just havent found the right person. Well-meaning people are always telling me, Love will appear the minute you stop looking. But now Im starting to think thats a load of crap. Love, I believe, is a lot like real estate. We have to continue the search until we find the right fit. It helps to have a set of criteria in mind; that way, well know it when we see it. But we have to do more than that. We have to be out in the world, seeking, searching, making ourselves available. I think there are other single people out there women mostly, but men also who are so focused on fixing what they think is wrong with themselves that they forget what really matters in finding love. As they read self-help books and consult astrological charts, agonize with their friends and therapists, they are forgetting the most important part: to keep looking. After all, when someone is in the market for a new home, Id never suggest staying in and reading Wayne Dyer books until the perfect piece of property appeared. Why should it be any different for love? Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com e l kn k e al fo r l der au m pu S S
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 to have taken easily to playing big shows like hes been doing it all of his life. And that makes sense when he compares the shows he does now to the ones he played while cutting his teeth and honing his performance chops coming up. Looking back, we had the hard time, but the privilege, of actually coming up playing biker bars and little bitty college bars, Mr. Gilbert explained in a recent phone interview. Ill tell you, looking back in comparison, trying to keep an audience engaged with just you and a guitar as opposed to even though its a larger audience and a larger platform Id say thats 10 times harder any day of the week than (it is now) going up there with my guys (in the band) and being up there in that comfort zone. I feel (at home) up there. Thats the one time, that and hunting and on a motorcycle, those are about the three times that really theres no stress. Im up there to have a good time, sing songs and throw a party. Born Jan. 20, 1985, the native of Jefferson, Ga., indeed began his music career a decade ago by playing solo acoustic shows around the Southeast. Those early shows eventually gave way to full-band gigs, which allowed Mr. Gilbert to begin creating the rock-influenced country sound he envisioned for his songs. Things began to really fall into place for Mr. Gilbert when he moved to Nashville and landed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell. His songwriting began to put him on the country music map about five years ago after Jason Aldean covered the Gilbert tune, The Best of Me, for the Walmart version of his 2009 album Wide Open. Mr. Aldean later had a top five hit with the Gilbert tune, My Kind of Party, which was also the title track from that singers 2010 multi-platinum album. Mr. Aldean also cut the Dirt Road Anthem co-written by Mr. Gilbert and Colt Ford. As he gained songwriting credits, Mr. Gilbert also started recording his own music. Signed to the indie label Average Joes Entertainment, he released his first album, Modern Day Prodigal Son, in 2009. His second album, Halfway to Heaven, was released a year later on Average Joes, but got a second life when Mr. Gilbert signed to Big Machines Valory Music imprint in 2011 and that label reissued the album. Thats when Mr. Gilberts career began to take off. The first two singles from the album, Country Must Be Country Wide and You Dont Know Her Like I Do, both topped Billboard magazines Hot country Songs chart. By the end of 2012, Mr. Gilbert was starting to headline sizeable venues and Halfway to Heaven has gone on to sell more than a million copies. His career has only accelerated with his current album, Just As I Am, which arrived this past May. The album was preceded by the single, Bottoms Up, which shot to number one and set the stage for Just As I Am to debut at number two on the all genre Billboard 200 album chart. The latest single, Small Town Throwdown (featuring guest vocals from Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett), has gone top 15 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The new album delivers more of what fans have liked from Mr. Gilbert. There are brawny Southern rock-tinged country on tunes like If You Want A Bad Boy and Small Town Throwdown mixed in with a few rockers that have a slightly softer edge (Bottoms Up and 7 Again) and several muscular, but tenderhearted, ballads (Im Gone and Let It Ride). Lyrically, Mr. Gilbert lives up to the album title Just As I Am with songs that feel authentic and lived through. That honesty is something hes tried to convey throughout his career, and Mr. Gilbert says the image of him as a bad boy with a heart of gold is pretty close to the truth. I dont write about anything I havent been through, Mr. Gilbert said. I dont try to be somebody Im not. Theyre real stories. They really are about me. I tell everybody, if you want to get to know me, if you listen to those three records, youll have a really good idea. And they were released at different time periods in my life, and those are the things I was going through. Mr. Gilbert seemed to come along at a time when country music was ready for some guys with a little tougher exterior. Sure the charts still feature plenty of the sensitive, romantic guys whose songs have always been safer to play on radio and have traditionally been big sellers in country. But now, some of the hottest acts in the genre are guys like Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Aldean and Eric Church as well as Toby Keith, who for years seemed like the lone wolf in cultivating an image of the rugged, pickup-driving, tequila-drinking, good-time guy. Mr. Gilbert may have a lot to say in his songs, but he doesnt have any grand theories for why country radio is suddenly falling in love with the rocking bad boys of the genre. Man, I hope my answer isnt too boring for you, but to be honest with you, I try not to think about it a whole lot, he said. Any time I try to lay something out or overanalyze it, it ends up biting me. But I never came into the business to make anybody mad or, I just really came in to do my thing. Im a songwriter and I write certain songs. And country music has been kind enough to me. You can call it timing or trending or whatever you want. Whatever it was, we got blessed with an opportunity. Of course, it wasnt that way in the beginning, but eventually we found some open arms and some open doors, and we found a platform to exist on for a little while. As long as I can keep doing things, writing my songs and have them played on the radio. Ill be doing it. Mr. Gilbert will also continue to play shows, and fans can expect him to bring the party, as he plays songs from across his still-young career. Weve enhanced the production a little bit, Mr. Gilbert said of his live show. We have some new aspects coming out, some tricks up our sleeve. Its still going to be all guns blazing right out of the chute. Were going to come out with all guns blazing and put em back in the holster the same way. It will be a real high energy (evening). And well take you back a little bit and kind of pull some heartstrings, or try to, then go right back to raising all kind of hell. BASHFrom page 1 Lakeside Country Bash with Brantley Gilbert, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Parmalee and Chase Bryant>> When: Dec. 13; gates open at noon >> Where: Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers >> Tickets: $78.05, $56.50 >> Info: 533-7575, lakesidecountrybash.com COURTESY PHOTOSParmalee Clockwise from top: Colt Ford, Tyler Farr and Chase Bryant will all be performing at the Lakeside Country Bash.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 from Preferred Travel of Naples(239) 261-1177 or (800) 523-3716www.preferrednaples.comSunTrust Building at Pelican Bay 801 Laurel Oak Drive Suite 300 director at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Theres a lot to be sung about. We sing the prophesy and the good news that the Messiah is coming. With that in mind, our list is a long one to proclaim the Gospel with music. Traditional denominations observe the four weeks before Christmas known as Advent as a solemn preparation for the birth of Christ. During this time, concertgoers are more likely to hear less familiar hymns, such as O Come, Emmanuel. We are observing four weeks of preparation for Christmas. Most Episcopal churches do that, says Brian Aranowski, musical director of St. Marys Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs. Its a time of waiting. Its threefold in anticipation of Christs birth, having Christ come to us in the present and Christs final coming. More contemporary denominations, however, often incorporate the best-loved songs throughout the holiday season to celebrate the joy of Christs birth. We started our Christmas songs right after Thanksgiving, says Todd Stearns, pastor of music at First Baptist Church of Naples. Our best attended services are our Christmas Eve singing and worship services, he adds. The First Baptist congregation stages its 32nd and final production of The Living Christmas Tree this year. The musical and theatrical production has been a main event during the holidays for decades, hosting about 12,000 audience members every year. For people spreading the Gospel, the musical tradition that accompanies Christmas enables them to draw people to the pews. The church realizes that a lot more people who are not Christians might be open to our services this time of year, so well bring that musical element in, Mr. Stearns says. Not that the songs are hum-drum to the people who are already at church on Sundays. Some of our richest theology is found in our Christmas hymns, he adds. There are some great verses in there. The Gospel is encapsulated in a lot of our Christmas songs. People just get a good feeling from them. As for why Christmas and music go hand-in-hand, Professor Treacy suggests it is an expression of Christians joy at Christs birth. Christmas is such a beloved holy day by all Christians and even by people who arent Christian, she says. To focus on this little baby who is actually God is really awe-inspiring. Christmas music programs The 32nd annual Living Christmas Tree Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 11-14 First Baptist Church of Naples 3000 Orange Blossom Drive A full-scale musical and stage production of Journey to the Manger $5-$12.50; 597-6057 or fbcn.org The Barron Collier High School Chorus 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 Moorings Presbyterian Church Traditional Christmas and holiday favorites Free; collierschools.com/bchs The Naples Orchestra and Chorus 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 Lely High School Traditional carols and holiday favorites $18 in advance, $20 at the door (908) 415-1655 or napleschorusandorchestra.org John Tesh: Big Band Christmas 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort Big-band style holiday favorites $129; 514-6001 or ritzcarlton.com The St. Polycarp Romanian Orthodox Church of Naples Choir 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 Danielas Restaurant 13500 Tamiami Trail N. Choir performs traditional carols and holiday favorites Free for diners; 514-4414 or danielasrestaurant.com. The Bach Ensemble 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 Grace Lutheran Church 860 Banyan Blvd. The Christmas works of John R utter, Michael Praetorius, William Mathis and others $25; thebachensemble.org The Russian Cultural Center of Naples 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 Koreshan State Park Holiday selections by Verdi, Glinka and Tchaikovsky $55; 992-0311 or floridaparks.org Hanukkah with Chabad of Bonita Springs 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 Coconut Point Jewish folk music from the 16th to the 19th centuries, performed by the Naples Klezmer Revival Band Free; 273-8059 or naplesklezmerband. com Hanukkah Celebration 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 Mercato Jewish folk music from the 16th to the 19th centuries, performed by the Naples Klezmer Revival Band Free; 273-8059 or naplesklezmerband. com The von Trapps Thursday-Tuesday, Dec. 18-23 Artis Naples The famous musical family performs holiday pops with the Naples Philharmonic 597-1900 or artisnaples.org The Spirit of Christmas 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 18-19 St. Agnes Catholic Church 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road Traditional hymns and carols performed by parish musicians and choir $25; 592-1949 or stagnesnaples.org Tuba Christmas on Fifth 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 Sugden Plaza Tubas and euphoniums play holiday favorites Free; 642-8436 or fifthavenuesouth.com Joy to the World! A Choral Christmas 5 p.m. Dec. 20, and 4 p.m. Dec. 21 Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church 553 Galleon Drive 12-voice choral ensemble performs traditional and contemporary carols, concluding with a sing-along Free; 262-6581 or trinitybythecove.com Anthems and Carols for Christmas Eve 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 St. Marys Episcopal Church 9801 Bonita Beach Road S.E. 30-minute performance before 10 p.m. mass 992-4343 or stmarysbonita.org MUSICFrom page 1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERJacob Marleys Christmas Carol By Gulfshore Playhouse through Dec. 21 at The Norris Center. 866-811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.orgYuletide Shakespeare By The Marco Island Shakespeare Festival and Marco Island Academy at 7 p.m. Dec. 20. $20 for adults, $10 for students. 1089 N. Collier Blvd # 432. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com.Nutcracker Goes Pop! By Naples Players KidzAct Dec. 12-14 and Dec. 19-20 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 434-7340 or naplesplayers.org.Murder at the Howard Johnsons By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 21, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or floridarep.org. See review on page C10.The Santaland Diaries By Florida Repertory Theatre Dec. 17-28 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, downtown Fort Myers. 332-3388 or floridarep.org.Scrooge TV: A Modern Christmas Carol By Laboratory Theater of Florida Dec. 13-20, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.Hansel & Gretel By Gulfshore Opera on Dec. 21 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 529-3925 or gulfshoreopera.org.The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical Through Dec. 25 at the Off-Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm. com.A Christmas Carol Through Dec. 27 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Swell Party By Theatre Conspiracy Dec. 11-13 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org.Guys and Dolls The Broadway production plays Dec. 26-Dec. 28 at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.God of Carnage By The Naples Players Jan. 14-Feb. 7 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.orgTHURSDAY12.11Paddle in the Mangroves Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park host guided canoe trips every day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 845-649-5502 or floridastateparks.org. Christmas Film Naples Regional Library presents a free screening of Christmas in Connecticut (USA, 1945) at 2 p.m. A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. Additional screening at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at South Regional Library. Free. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or collierlibraries.org.Family Trips Learn about family travel opportunities from the experts at Betty Maclean Travel from 1-5 p.m. at Clive Daniel Home. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 513-0333 or bettymacleantravel.com.Chorus Concert The Barron Collier High School Chorus performs at 7 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 791 Harbor Drive. Free. Collierschools. com/bch.Social Media The Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts FGCUs Renaissance Academys lecture about understanding Facebook and Twitter at 2 p.m. $24 for academy members, $29 for non-members. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or fgcu.edu.Open House Journeyman Photography Gallery hosts an open house from 5-7 p.m. 2220 J&C Blvd. 260-5771 or journeymangallery.com.Art Lecture Mary OConnor from the Florida Humanities Council presents The Immortal Fountain of Youth in Floridas History, Mythology and Culture at 5:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. Free. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.Gallery Reception Gallery on Fifth in Mercato hosts an opening reception for an exhibit of paintings by Bobby Goldsboro from 6-9 p.m. The artist will be in attendance, and the exhibit will remain through Dec. 24. 821-9459 or artorg.net.Thursdays on Third Enjoy msical performances by Night Train in the Fleischmann Courtyard, Chris Workman in front of Bad Ass Coffee and Laura Lou Roth in the Camargo Courtyard starting at 6 p.m. Snow at 7:30 p.m. 434-6553 or thirdstreetsouth.com.Mozart and More Conductor Andrey Boreyko leads the Naples Philharmonic through Mozarts final symphony, No. 41, and Uri Caine performs Piano Concerto No. 6 on a Fender Rhodes electric piano at 8 p.m. tonight and Dec. 13 at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.FRIDAY12.12Christmas Travel Steven Valdespino takes guests on a trip around the world with a presentation featuring winter vistas, magnified snowflakes and holiday imagery at 2 p.m. at South Regional Library. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org.Tree Lighting Enjoy a tree lighting, holiday activities and a visit from Santa at 6:30 p.m. at Max Hasse Community Park. $5 per family. 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W. 348-7500 or colliergov.org.Sculpture Exhibit Bayshore Center for Performing Arts presents an exhibit featuring the works of more than 20 sculptors from 7-10 p.m. at The Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 506. 775-2800 or bayshorecapa.org.John Tesh Concert The famed pianist and his orchestra perform bigband holiday favorites starting at 8 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. $129. 514-6001 or ritzcarlton.com.Swamp After Hours Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary extends its hours until 9 p.m. Visitors can stroll the boardwalk and enjoy activities and programs in the Visitors Center. $12 for adults, $4 for students. 375 Sanctuary Road W.. 348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org.A Capella Holidays The Paradise Coastmen, a 50-person a capella group, sings holiday favorites from 7-9 p.m. at The Norris Center. $15. 352-6366 or paradisecoastmen.org.SATURDAY12.13Kayak Tour Kayak to Mound Key in Estero Bay and tour its Calusa Ceremonial Center with state park rangers setting out at 8 a.m. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org.Swamp Walk Friends of the Fakahatchee Strand hosts a walk through the preserve starting at 9:30 a.m. $60. 6951023 or orchidswamp.org.Breakfast with Santa Rusty Bucket in Mercato welcomes Santa Claus for breakfast starting at 8:45 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots. Reservations required. $5. Call 260-4152 for reservations.Antique Autos Mercato hosts its Holiday Collector Car Show with collector and luxury cars plus live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Swamp Buggy Santa The jolly old soul makes a special stop at The Home Depot at 10 a.m. atop his own swampy sleigh to eat popsicles and gingerbread, test power tools and take photos with tropical props. 1651 Airport-Pulling Road. 793-2203 or homedepot.com.Art Show Naples Artcrafters presents a juried art show at 10 a.m. in Cambier Park. naplesartcrafters.com.Teddy Bear Tea Time The RitzCarlton of Naples begins its teatime for children with hot chocolate, sweet treats and stories at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $59. 5986644 or ritzcarlton.com for additional dates.Eco-Holiday The City of Naples transforms Naples Preserve into a winter wonderland from 4-7 p.m. today and Sunday, Dec. 14. Live music, animals and wildlife exhibits. 1690 Tamiami Trail N. 213-4290 or naplesgov.com.The Boss Tribute The Bruce Springsteen tribute band The Boss Project plays Coconut Point from 5-9 p.m. Free. rockinonthebay.com.Boat Parade The Collier County Marine Industries Association presents the 25th annual Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay from 6:15-8:30 p.m. 6820900 or miacc.org. Barn Dance Enjoy a pig roast, dancing, live music, raffles and more starting at 6 p.m. at The Stable Life Barn in Ave Maria. Proceeds benefit the Donahue Catholic Academy. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Facebook.com/barndanceyeehaw.Free Frozen City of Bonita Springs presents a free screening of Frozen along with kids activities starting at 5 p.m. at Riverside Park. 949-6262 or cityofbonitasprings.org.Santa on Parade Christmas Island Style hosts its annual parade down San Marco Road starting at 6:30 p.m. christmasislandstyle.com.Romanian Christmas St. Polycarp Romanian Orthodox Church of Naples presents Christmas carols at 7 p.m. at Danielas Restaurant. 13500 Tamiami Trail N. 514-4414 or danielas-restaurant.com.Bluegrass Ernie Evans and Florida State Bluegrass Band perform at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. $22 in advance, $28 at the door. 213-3049 or floridastatebluegrassband.com.Holiday Gala The Bach Ensemble performs its gala Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at Community Congregational Church, 15300 Tamiami Trail N., and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Grace Lutheran Church, 860 Banyan Blvd. $25 general admission, $10 students. 732-1055 or thebachensemble.org.Sheldon Fine Art welcomes Florida modern impressionist artist Hope Reis at a reception from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, as part of the monthly Evening on Fifth along Fifth Avenue South. The gallery is at 460 Fifth Ave. S. Ms. Reis will demonstrate and discuss her painting techniques. Shown here is her Afternoon Sails. Free. 649-6255 or sheldonfineart.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOSUNDAY12.14Christmas Around the World Enjoy Christmas activities, entertainment ethnic and American foods, snow and sledding starting at 9 a.m. at the Immokalee Sports Center. $1. 505 Escambia St., Immokalee. 657-1951 or colliergov.net.Ice Skating Head to Veterans Park in Marco Island starting at 1 p.m. for some ice skating under the palms. 3895000 or christmasislandstyle.com.Concert in the Park The Gulf Coast Big Band performs a free concert from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Gulfcoastbigband.com.More Music The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs a free concert at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park. 405-3320 or bonitaspringsconcertband.com. Reservations suggested. $55. 596-8404 or floridastateparks.org. Concert in the Park The Russian Cultural Center of Naples presents a holiday concert featuring the work of Verdi, Glinka and Tchaikovsky at 4 p.m. at Koreshan State Park. $2 in addition to regular park admission. 992-0311 or floridaparks.org.Jewish Film Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts a screening on The Jewish Cardinal (2014) at 6:30 p.m. $25. 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. 642-0800 or marcojcmi.com. Bach Christmas The Bach Ensemble and Brass Quintent performs at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. $25 for adults, $10 for students. 860 Banyan Blvd. 732-1055 or thebachensemble.org.MONDAY12.15Psychic Mondays Medium Candyce Strafford offers readings at Danielas Restaurant. Reservations required. 13500 Tamiami Trail N. 514-4414 or danielas-restaurant.com.Films for Film Lovers Watch In Bruges (U.K. 2008) at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs starting at 7 p.m. Guilt-stricken at a job gone wrong, hit man Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Band Concert The Music Makers Show Band performs at 7 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 3483675 or musicmakersshowband.org.TUESDAY12.16Historic Palm Cottage Docents lead tours through Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. today through Saturday. $10, free for members of the Naples Historical Society. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.One-Woman Show Janina Birtolo performs her original play about the life and last flight of Amelia Earhart at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or collierlibraries.org.Frozen Hannukah Celebrate the Festival of Lights with an ice menorah and more fun from 4-6 p.m. at Cambier Park. Free. 692-8436 or fifthavenuesouth.com.Holiday Movie Watch A Christmas Story on the lawn at Mercato starting at 6 p.m. Free. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com. 12.13 KidzAct of The Naples Players presents Nutcracker Goes Pop! Dec. 12-14 and 19-20 at the Sugden Community Theatre. $10 for ages 2-21, $5 for ages 5 and younger. naplesplayers.org #CUDDLE IT Little ones can take their teddy bears to meet Santa over tea and treats at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. 598-6644 or ritzcarlton.com for additional dates.#PLAN IT #POP IT Vanessa Williams performs Saturday evening, Jan. 3, at ArtisNaples. artisnaples.org 12.11 Take a break from holiday preparations and take in a Live in HD performance of Wagners Die Meistersinger von Nrnberg by the Metropolitan Opera starting at noon Saturday at the Hollywood Stadium 20 on Naples Boulevard. Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black rages at the Mann Hall in Fort Myers on Thursday night. bbmannpah. comPHOTOS COURTESY OF KEN HOWARD / THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: ARTISNAPLES; KIDZACT; BARBARA B. MANN PAH; NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN Bask in the glow of Night Lights from 6-8:30 p.m. Dec 17-23 and 26-30 at Naples Botanical Garden. naplesgarden.org. 12.17-23
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 Artichoke & CompanysJOHNNY T DINNER SHOWSPut those dancing shoes on and join us for a three-course meal and live entertainment! EVERY MONDAY NIGHT 6:00 P.M.Reservations required; $29.50 per person plus tax/gratuity. In the Home Depot Plaza, on Bonita Beach Road 11920 Saradrienne Lane Bonita Springs, FL 34135 239.263.6979 artichokeandcompany.com 2 Principal Women: ages 16 35 2 Supporting Women: (1) age 16 25 & (1) age 40 55 3 Principal Men: (2) ages 16 25 & (1) age 25 45 2 Supporting Men: (1) age 25 45 & (1) age 35 50 Large singing and dancing ensemble needed: Ages 15 45 w/small speaking partsBy appointment: 434 ext. 10 Rehearsals begin Jan. 12 Performances Mar. 4 Apr. 4, 2015Perusal scripts available at the Box Oce with a $20 deposit. Hours: M-F 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. and Sat. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. More information under Get Involved at www.naplesplayers.orgAUDITIONS December 13 at 12pmAuditions held at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples, FL THE NAPLES PLAYERS THEATRE WHAT TO DOHoliday Salute Christmas Island Style honors veterans with a Christmas tribute at 7 p.m. at Marco Island Historical Museums Rose Auditorium. Free. 642-1441 or christmasislandstyle.com.WEDNESDAY12.17Downtown Stroll 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 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Mah Jongg Naples Elks Lodge hosts mah jongg starting at 11 a.m. All are welcome. $2. 11250 Tamiami Trail E. (845) 649-5502Book Talk South Regional Library hosts a discussion about Anthony Doers All the Light We Cannot See at 2 p.m. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 2527542 or collierlibraries.org.Night Lights Enjoy family activities, musical performances and holiday lights during Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden from 6-8 p.m. tonight through Dec. 23. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Holiday Concert The Night Train Band performs at 2 p.m. at Naples Regional Library. Free. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130.Art After Hours Enjoy free admission to the Baker Museum at Artis Naples from 6-9 p.m. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.COMING UPSanta Paws Take your pooch to Village at Venetian Bay for photos with Santa Claus from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. 261-6100 or venetianvillage.com.Hanukah Celebration The Jewish Federation of Collier County hosts a candle lighting on the lawn at Mercato at 5:45 Thursday, Dec. 18. Live music from the Naples Klezmer Revival Band and latkes and applesauce from Whole Foods. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Multi-Media Concert Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents American Tapestry at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, featuring flutist Donna Wissinger and pianist Joy Myers. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Von Trapp Family Christmas The family made famous by The Sound of Music performs holiday pops at 8 p.m. Dec. 18-21 at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org.Tuba Christmas Enjoy a holiday performance by local musicians playing euphoniums and tubas at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South. Free. 642-8436 or fifthavenuesouth.com. Art Opening Astratta Art in Tre Galleria hosts an opening reception for Out of the Cold, an exhibit of works by Eastern European artists Veronica Winters and Boris Deriy, from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. 1170 Third St. S. RSVP requested. 331-1841.WADDY THOMPSON / COURTESY PHOTOSee and hear what happens in the swamp after dark when Corkscrew sanctuary stays open until 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. Telescopes will be set up on the boardwalk for a closer look at the night sky, and educations programs and entertainment will take place in the pavilion. Regular admission applies. 348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 C9 thirdstreetsouth.com 239.434.6533HO, HO, HO! Thursdays on Third December th, 1th & th featuring MUSIC from 6 to 9 PM and SNOW, SNOW, SNOW at : PM! V2+UJoin us at Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour featuring Veuve Clicquot and specially priced delectable fare and libations.EVERYFRIDAYFROMTOPMATTHEBAR FEATURING $5 Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label $5 Select Cocktails & Wine $5 Select Appetizers $7 flutes of Veuve Clicquot Rose $25 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame WHERE TO GOChristmas Movie Watch Elf on the lawn at Marco Islands Veterans Community Park starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Free. 389-5000 or christmasislandstyle.com.Abracadabra The Marco Island Historical Society presents magician Craig Diamond and his Off the Wall! magic show at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. $25. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Purchase tickets at the museum gift shop or call (800) 838-3006.Everglades Art Head to Everglades City for Art-in-the-Glades and buy oneof-a-kind Christmas gifts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at McLeod Park. 695-2905 or evergladeshistorical. org.Blues Concert Blues musician Joe Bonamassa performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Germain Arena. $81-$127. 9487825 or germainarena.com.Choral Christmas The choir at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church performs Christmas favorites at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. Free. 553 Galleon Drive. 2626581 or trinitybythecove.com.Jazz Concert Naples Dixieland Jazz Band performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 263-1113 or naplesdixielandjazzband.com.Santas Sleigh Players have a chance to win a 2016 Inifinity Q60 convertible at Immokalee Seminole Indian Casino on Dec. 25. Drawings are from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for 11 finalists who will win $5,000 to $10,000 in free play. One will win the car. 506 First St., Immokalee. (800) 218-0007 or seminoleimmokaleeindiancasino.com.Big Band The Southwest Florida Big Band presents a free concert from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-1000 or naplesgov. com.Into the Wild Famed animal expert and conservationist Jack Hanna visits ArtisNaples at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, for unscripted insights into the planets most endangered species. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Marco Has Talent Marco Island Center for the Arts stages a talent show for island kids ages 6-18 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30. $5. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandart.org.New Years Fireworks Head to the beach in downtown Naples to enjoy the light show on New Years Eve. The first fuse is lit at 7:30 p.m. Free. Wednesday, Dec. 31. 213-7120 or naplesgov.com.Art in the Park Naples Art Association presents a juried art show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in Cambier Park. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.More Downtown Art Fifth Avenue South Association hosts its 19th annual Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.Bluegrass Show The Bluegrass Parlor Band plays The Norris Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. $20 in advance, $22 at the door. 213-3049 or naplesgov.com.Vanessa Williams The Grammy Award-winner takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at ArtisNaples. 59719000 or artisnaples.org.Jazz Concert Stu Sheltons Trio plays the lawn at Mercato at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Lecture The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida hosts Elliot Katz at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, with American Jews and the Holocaust: Myths, Misconceptions and Reality. $15. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. 263-9200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.org.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens A Separation (Iran, 2011) at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. A married couple faces with a difficult decision to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimers disease. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.By the Light of the Moon Naples Historical Society hosts a full moon tour of Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens starting at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. $10. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Welcome to the South The Italian Cultural Society hosts a screening of Benvenuti al Sud (2010) at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at The Norris Center. The film is a delightful spoof on the northern Italians view of the southern Italians, particularly Neapolitans. $5. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com. Book Talk Discuss Gertrudas Oath: A Child, A Promise and a Heroic Escape During WWII by Ram Oren at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at South Regional Library. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 2527542 or collierlibraries.org. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. Magical comedian Craig Diamond brings his Off the Wall! magic show to the Marco Island Historical Museum at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Tickets for $25 can be purchased at the museum gift shop or by calling (800) 838-3006.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 ARTS COMMENTARYMurder and mindless mirth at the Howard Johnsons Nothing says Christmastime like plotting murder. Especially if its set in a cheap Howard Johnsons motel room. This month, through Dec. 21, the Florida Repertory Theatre is presenting the sometimes funny comedy, Murder at the Howard Johnsons. While theres no Santa or tree, there is a giant Christmas wreath in Act I (hung over the beds headboard) and a Happy New Year cardboard baby placed in the same spot in Act III. This play by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick is as cheesy and ridiculous as the set, with its traditional Howard Johnson orange-and-turquoise-blue color scheme making it seem as if the motel chain owners are also Miami Dolphin fans. (The 1964 New York Worlds Fair also used a similar color combination.) Designer Jim Hunter has created the typical generic motel room, sprinkling the orange-and-blue trademark colors throughout, on bedspreads, curtains, rugs and pillows. Theres great attention to tacky detail, though the world outside the revolving-door windows is surprisingly blank. The set (with minor changes in between acts) serves as the scene for three attempted murders over the course of a year, set in various Howard Johnson motel rooms. Mitchell (Brendan Powers), a lothario of a dentist, is having an affair with Arlene (Kim Ostrenko). Hes blindingly narcissistic. (Early on, he proclaims, Im a dentist, Arlene; You know I could have any woman I want.) Initially, they plot to kill her husband, Paul (Graham Smith), because he refuses to grant her a divorce. Pauls a bitter used-car salesman who feels the world is perpetually shafting him. Mr. Smith plays him as an odd combination of milquetoast and anger, a little shrimp of a man who always dresses in nondescript gray. But over the course of a year, allegiances shift among the three. Director Robert Cacioppo opens the show with that Guy Lombardo standard, Enjoy Yourself (Its Later Than You Think), signaling with a wink that its all in good fun. Next year for sure youll see the world/Youll really get around/But how far can you travel/When youre six feet underground, the lyrics question. The audience chuckled at his foreshadowing of murder. Murder at the Howard Johnsons is silliness, utter silliness. Over-the-top, melodramatic silliness. Just when you think its ridiculous, it becomes even more ridiculous. Its in the Leslie Nielsen Airplane! vein of humor. (Surely you cant be serious? I am serious and dont call me Shirley.) There isnt much to the play at all its like trying to hold mist in your hands. Its just comedic fluff that doesnt hold up to close scrutiny. That makes sense when you read in the program that the two playwrights both worked on old TV shows: Mr. Clark wrote for The Jackie Gleason Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Steve Allen Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and Mr. Bobrick wrote for The Andy Griffin Show, Get Smart, The Smothers Brothers Show and Bewitched. The humor comes from that set-up, set-up, joke rhythm of TV sit-coms, with some running gags included. There are one-liners, and plenty of physical humor too. When Mr. Powers character backs into his own oversized novocaine needle and can barely walk, as his right buttock has gone numb, you laugh, even though its a very old joke, and you could see it coming. But he wholeheartedly sells the situation, and you find yourself laughing. Its a testament to these three fine actors and Mr. Cacioppos direction that they can get laughs from some of these jokes and situations. (And if one joke doesnt get a laugh, well, theres another one coming shortly.) Mr. Powers and Mr. Smith have some great moments of physical comedy, and Mr. Smith delivers this gem of a line with relish: Im sorry for the inconvenience I caused you by being married to you! Ms. Ostrenko has the more thankless role as the wife having an affair, though at one point she does get to dress up in a wig and risque outfit and dance about. She talks about self-realization, but unfortunately can only find herself in the arms of a man. These are three clueless, inept characters, all scheming and plotting murder. Murder at the Howard Johnsons did play on Broadway, back in 1979. It had 10 previews, then opened, closing after just three days. That should tell you something. Some of these jokes are stale, and some are so topical the humors long past its expiration date. Sadly, they havent withstood the test of time. (For example, people dancing like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.) Perhaps many of these jokes or situations were funnier 3 decades ago, when it was written. But in 2014, (almost 2015) they are old and tired and not as fresh as one would hope. But this trio of game actors is fully committed, and, because theyre so skilled, manage to get laughs and chuckles out of this very slight play. Mr. Smith, vainly trying to escape, though gagged and tied to a chair, had me laughing, as did a scene with characters gingerly chasing each other on a building ledge. Its not typical Florida Rep fare, and pales in comparison to the clever and richly humorous Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which played on the same stage just prior to this production. (Both plays involve funny costumes, but for some reason, the outrageous Snow White costume in Vanya worn by the talented Ms. Ostrenko is funnier than the dentists loud, clashing clothes in Howard Johnsons.) Murder at the Howard Johnsons seems to appeal especially to men; many seated near me on opening night were chortling and guffawing at the jokes. Its mindless fun. No one goes to a Howard Johnsons for its five-star cuisine or quality suites. But if you need a meal or just a room in which to rest, it fits the need. The same can be said for this play. If you want some mindless laughs and an evening of silly entertainment, this is your show. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Murder at the Howard Johnsons>> When: Through Dec. 21 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre at the historic Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $49 and $45 >> Information: 332-4488 or oridarep.org COURTESY PHOTOKim Ostrenko, Graham Smith and Brendan Powers in Murder at the Howard Johnsons.
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His wife Susan withholds intimacy; BB withholds honesty, security and fidelity. BB dreams of Belinda Mabry, the beautiful black girlfriend of his teens. An extravagant risk-taker, Belinda moved from Jacksonville to Chicago with her parents and disappeared from BBs life but never from his thoughts. Now, 25 years later, he learns from Lt. Daniel Turner, police detective and former playground friend, that she is dead. (The series is named for Daniel Turner. I havent yet figured out why.) Belinda was found trussed in a peculiar position, wrapped in cellophane and tossed in a pile of trash. Daniel asks BB to identify the body. He does so, almost vomiting at the gruesome sight. He learns that Belinda is the third in a series of serial killings with the same modus operandi. The other two women had frequently been arrested for prostitution. Early in the novel, we learn that BB is a man with a shady reputation, capable of almost anything. Because of the longago connection with the Belinda, he could be considered a suspect. When he phones Charles, a man he hadnt spoken to in eight years, Charles (who shouldnt know enough to ask) says: This about Belinda Mabry? But Charles is the kind of guy who knows about everything dark and ugly, including BBs deeply troubled past that includes a homicide charge. Charles is one of the most vividly etched incarnations of moral depravity Ive ever encountered. Though an old man, he is immensely powerful, focused and ruthless. He looms as a diabolical father figure to BB. When he asks BB, So what dyou want to do about it? meaning Belindas grotesque murder we assume they will join forces to revenge her death. These men, who both possess a peculiar sense of justice, let nothing stand in their way. They plan to work backward from the victims in order to discover the killer. Their investigation, meticulously unfolded by the author, eventually leads them to information about a grand, extended party on the island of Jamaica. This is the common denominator: The young women who partied there, as well as Belinda, became the victims of the serial killer. Whats surprising is whom they had been partying with, and how. Among the victims is the daughter of a Jamaican government official. A lot of Jacksonville bigwigs do not like BB poking into their lives, especially their Jamaican vacations. When an incriminating set of photographs provides evidence for possible arrests or leverage for blackmail, BBs world becomes extremely dangerous for him and for others. Mr. Wiley writes some of the roughest, most suspenseful stuff youll find within the limits of mainstream genre fiction. Raw, dirty, outrageous, degenerate characters and scenes abound. And yet he somehow allows BB and others the hope, even the possibility, of redemption. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 AHOLIDAYFEASTTO SHAREANDREMEMBERDecember 25, 12-5pm Vista Ballroom Naples Grande Beach Resort Enjoy a traditional holiday buffet with all the trimmings and more! Prime Rib and Roast Lamb Carving Stations Seafood Small Plates and Artisanal Cheese and Charcuterie Fresh Pressed Juice Station Tossed to Order Salads featuring local produce from Rabbit Run Farms All the sides, trimmings and desserts you loveADULTS/b&UNDERtn Reservations 239.594.6058 CUISINE NEWSHere comes Bar Tulia, just in time for Christmas BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comBar Tulia, a gastropub created by Oste-ria Tulias Chef Vincenzo Betulia, will open any day now at 462 Fifth Ave. S. Though Chef Betulia hasnt revealed a solid opening date, he promises customers can expect his small plates and craft cocktails to be available before Christmas. Inspired by European eating bars, the Italian chef aims to provide a local hangout where friends and family can linger over light food and drinks. Ultimately, I want Bar Tulia to become a hip and laid-back neighborhood hangout where guests can experience great wine, craft drinks and innovative rustic Italian food late into the evening, he says. Drinks at the pub will certainly have an Italian flavor, with cocktails such as the Basilica (a Rye negroni with Aperol) and the Lonely Monk (bourbon with Nonino amaro and honey syrup). On tap will be beers from the Italian regions of Piemonte, Lombardia, Lazio and Alto Adige and select Florida breweries. Small plates will be Italian fusion cuisine featuring crudo (Italian sashimi), such as local cobia with blackberries, pistachio and olio verde; and pizzas like the Modena, prepared with pancetta, ricotta, Brussels sprouts and garlic chips. Hours will be from 2:30 p.m. to midnight. Bar Tulia will not accept reservations. For more information, visit tulianaples.com.Cheers to the holidaysTommy Bahama has debut three signature holiday cocktails to enjoy through December. Stop by the Third Street South bar on a night out, or prepare these recipes for your guests at home this holiday season. Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith, firstname.lastname@example.org. MORE CUISINE NEWS, C32 COURTESY PHOTODiners at Bar Tulia can look forward to casual dishes like the Modena pizza with pancetta, ricotta, Brussels sprouts and garlic chips. Tommy Bahama Worker Bee1 parts bourbon parts Aperol parts St. Germain Elder ower 1 part Honey Lemon Elixir Combine in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coup glass and garnish with orange peel. Tommy BahamaCoconut Eggnog Martini1 part bourbon 1 part coconut rum 2 parts coconut eggnog (recipe follows)Coconut eggnog:5 egg yolks cup sugar 1 cup heavy cream 2 cups coconut milk Pinch of salt 1 tsp vanilla tsp nutmegWhisk yolks with sugar until creamy and the sugar begins to dissolve. Add cream and coconut milk. Stir in vanilla and nutmeg. Chill. To assemble cocktail, combine bourbon, coconut rum and Coconut Eggnog in a shaker, add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg. Tommy BahamaPomegranate Mimosa parts pomegranate syrup (recipe follows) parts fresh orange juice part Luxardo maraschino liqueur 2 dashes Peychauds bitters 4 parts Brut champagnePomegranate syrup:1 cup sugar 1 cup pomegranate juice Heat in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes or until the syrup coats the back of a spoon. Cool before using. Store in a squirt bottle and refrigerate for up to 30 days. For the cocktail, combine all ingredients except champagne into a mixing glass, add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a champagne ute, top with champagne, garnish with pomegranate seeds and an orange twist. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comiPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Download our FREE Apps for tablets and SmartphonesAvailable on the iTunesTM and Google PlayTM App Stores.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 Now Serving Lunch Organic Healthy Local Sustainable Seasonal Wednesday Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner 7 Nights a Week: Starting at 5:00 p.m. 1234 8th St. South Naples, FL 34102 239-261-8239 BleuProvenceNaples.com CUISINE NEWSPastry chefs follow blueprints for elaborate gingerbread houses BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comFans of Christmas confections can view some spectacular gingerbread architecture until Saturday, Dec. 13, at Design Studio by Raymond. In conjunction with the Collier Building Industry Association, the studio hosts the Holly Jolly Gingerbread Challenge, for which local pastry chefs have constructed elaborate gingerbread houses designed by local architecture and planning firm Weber Design Group. Visitors can vote for their favorite creation and place silent auction bids through 2 p.m. Saturday, when the fan favorite will be announced. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Toys & Joys for Girls n Boys, an organization that purchases Christmas toys for under-privileged children. Design Studio by Raymond is at 990 First Ave. N. For more information, call 278-1334.Take note Yabba Island Grill is serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. now that season is under way. Guests can order from a tropical-themed menu featuring items such as Jamaican jerk chicken wings, shrimp nachos and Caribbean egg rolls. 711 Fifth Ave. S.; 262-5787 or gr8food.net. Bleu Cellar hosts a Dom Ruinart and Dom Perignon wine dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. The menu includes a langoustine and caviar tart served with Champagne Ruinart Brut Rose, grilled scallops and celery root risotto in a truffle and champagne emulsion with Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 2004 and Dom Perignon Vintage 2004, and a cheese plate featuring brie au poivre, chaource and Roquefort with Champagne Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 2003. Cost is $189, all-inclusive. Reservations are required. 1234 Eighth St. S.; call 261-8239 or email bleuprovencenaples@ hotmail.com. Meredays Fine Dining hosts its second annual Duck Feast to benefit the Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County from 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. The multi-course dinner will feature selections from famed duck farmer and Marco Island resident Joe Jurgielewicz. Cost is $250 per person. Reservations are required. 1500 Fifth Ave. S.; 263-8383 or caccollier.org. Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar hosts the Queen vs. Teen pastaeating contest as a benefit for Collier Child Care Resources from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14. Representing the Queen is Michaela Poole, Mrs. American Beauty, 2014. Her Teen opponent will be Alexandra Berman, a cheerleader at Gulf Coast High School and the daughter of Noodles co-owner Matt Berman. Spectators will pay $25 for an Italian and sushi buffet. One drink is included. For reservations or more information, call CCCR at 643-3908. Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: Fresh Fit Foods, 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 595-2503 or freshfitnaples. com: Glutenand dairy-free recipes, Thursday, Dec. 11 ($60). The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com: Bison, the Healthful Red Meat, Thursday, Dec. 11 ($65). Holiday Traditions, Friday, Dec.12 ($60). Flavors of Hawaii, Thursday, Dec. 18 ($60). The Incredible Egg, Saturday, Dec. 20 ($50). The Local, 5323 Airport-Pulling Road; 596-3276 or thelocalnaples.com: A Seasonal Holiday, Saturday, Dec. 13 ($50). Sur la Table, Mercato; 598-3586 or surlatable.com: Incredible Holiday Soups, Thursday, Dec. 11 ($69). Holiday Entertaining, Thursday, Dec. 11 ($69). Delicious Holiday Brunch, Friday, Dec. 12 ($69). Festive French Macaroons: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14 ($69). Spectacular Seafood, Monday, Dec. 15 ($79). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith, email@example.com. COURTESY PHOTOSPastry chef Christina Gray of A Spoonful of Sugar constructed this Peppermint Palace gingerbread house based on a plan by Weber Design Group. POOLE BERMAN ANTIPASTOINSALATA MISTA DI MAREMixe d seafoo d with Bay scallops, squi d shri m p, PRIMO PIATTOPACCHERI CON GROUPERLar g e ri g atoni stu e d with g rouper an d e gg plant SECONDI PIATTICHOICE OF:ZUPPA DI SETTE PESCI E CROSTACEITra d itional I talian Christ m as Seafoo d soup with fresh g rouper, lobster, prawns, Scallops, cala m ari, m ussels an d cla m s in a spicy to m ato broth an d garlic points ORBRANZINO IN PADELLADOLCEPANETTONE ALLO ZABAGLIONE I talian Panettone cake with Waterfront Dining at its Best SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10:00PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11:00PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4236 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-430-6273miramarenaples.com GREAT PEOPLEGREAT FOODGREAT VIEW Christmas EveLA VIGILIA DI NATALE Now Accepting New Years Eve Reservations!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 C33 New Years Eve Dinner Party9 P.M. SEATINGReserve Your Table Now!$75 Per Personincludes SPECIAL Four Course Dinner Hats and Noise Makers Complimentary Champagne Bottle at Midnight at your tableDancing with Live DJ 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 LUNCH/MONSAT 11 to to 10 & FRISAT 4 to 11 THE DISH The dish: Baguette Nicoise The price: $11.95 The place: Restaurant Bonjour The hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. The full menu: restaurantbonjournaplesfla.com The details: Lunch dates are fun, so I planned one with my mother one afternoon to enjoy some undivided attention. We chose Restaurant Bonjour because both of us are suckers for anything casually French. A light lunch was really all I was good for, and the Baguette Nicoise was exactly that: simply a crusty baguette filled with Albacore tuna, lettuce, tomato and sweet onion dressed with Dijon mayonnaise. Served with lightly dressed greens on the side, the sandwich made for a nicely portioned lunch that was tasty and very French. Now that I know how skilled the staff is at satisfying my persistent desire for a midday meal that is both mind-blowing and unnameable, Ill be sure to return for their dinner service sooner than later. One more thing: Its a very predictable thing to do, but we ordered the French onion soup because we couldnt help ourselves. It was amazing. Rich broth laced with subtle sweetness from the caramelized onions and topped with croutons under a thick blanket of gruyere cheese, this soup is clearly on the menu because it exemplifies the ultimate French onion soup. Accept no substitutes. Lindsey Nesmith firstname.lastname@example.org APPETIZER APPETIZER ENTRE ENTRE DESSERT DESSERTA TASTY TRIO OF CLAMS*OCTOPUS*BACCALAORSEAFOOD SALAD $18 A TASTY TRIO OF CLAMS*OCTOPUS*BACCALAORSEAFOOD SALAD $18 Christmas Eve Menu Christmas Eve Menu Christmas Eve Menu Christmas Eve Menu Christmas Eve MenuMediterranean Tapas Plates Wine Flights Starting at $8 Full Sushi Bar THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY Wine Bar Hours: SUNTHU 3PM TO 10PM FRISAT 3PM TO 11PM Now Accepting New Years Eve Reservations! FISHRESTAURANT
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 Subject to change. agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Locally owned & operatedMusic, Rockin Ritas, Flavorful Cuisine Experience Agave!Thursday, Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m. Matty Jollie (acoustic rock) Friday, Dec. 12, 7-10 p.m. The Initials (rhythm and blues, Motown, soul, reggae, classic rock) Saturday, Dec. 13, 7-10 p.m. The Wholetones (bluegrass, folk, jazz, metal) Wednesday, Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m. David Barber (folk, rock, rhythm and blues, reggae) Thursday, Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m. Tessa and Jae (Motown, jazz, light pop, rhythm and blues, reggae, country) Visit www.agavenaples.com for upcoming entertainment schedule. Su b ject to c h ange agavenaples.com I 239-598-347 3 C orner o f Ai rp ort & Vanderbilt Locall y owned & operated T h urs d ay, Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m. M atty Jo ll ie (acoustic rock) Fri d ay, Dec. 12, 7-10 p.m. T he Ini t i als (rhythm and blues, Motown, soul, reggae, classic rock ) S atur d ay, Dec. 13, 7-10 p.m. Th e Wh ol et on es (bluegrass, folk, jazz, metal) We d nes d ay, Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m D avi d Bar b e r (folk, rock, rhythm and blues, reggae ) T h urs d ay, Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m. Tessa an d Ja e ( Motown, jazz, li g ht p o p rhythm and blues, re gg ae, country) V isit www.a g avenap l es.com f or upcomin g entertainment schedule. ~ THE CLAW BAR at TIERNEYS TAVERN ~ OPEN ALL DAYTHE BAY HOUSE & THE CLAW BAR AT TIERNEYS TAVERN 799 WALKERBILT RD., NAPLES OFF US 41, 1/4 MILE NORTH OF IMMOKALEE RD. JOIN US FOR LUNCH ON THE BEAUTIFUL COCOHATCHEE RIVER!LUNCH DAILY 11-2 DINNER DAILY AT 5PM, BRUNCH SUNDAY 10:30-2 HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Araya Sushi Asian Grill, 2650 Immokalee Road, Naples; 593-3344 Jon and On Augsondthung, the creators of Fuji Bar & Asian Bistro, have created a second, somewhat more upscale space with Araya. Like Fuji, it offers a wide range of sushi as well as cooked Thai and Japanese dishes, including some you wont find in most spots. Stop in for the stellar sushi but stay to explore the cooked fare. Try any of the dozen yakitori items, priced by the skewer, and specials like sauted chicken livers with asparagus or mainstays like spicy tuna nachos and carpaccio of hamachi with jalapenos. A tiger roll shrimp tempura with asparagus, avocado, rice, seaweed, sesame seeds, masago, smoked salmon, eel and wakame was huge and wonderful. A nightly special, the mummy roll, contained spicy blue crab in rice paper with mango sauce, tobiko and gold flake. Grilled salmon with baby bok choy and lychee duck curry were as nicely crafted as the sushi. For dessert, try the Tokyo sundae, consisting of sticky rice, green tea ice cream, red bean paste, lychee and coconut. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2014 Black Forest Mill Restaurant, Green Tree Center, 2366 Immokalee Road, Naples; 592-4784 For well-prepared German food served in sane portions and at reasonable prices, it would be hard to beat Black Forest Mill. Wedged between Em-On Thai and the Naples Olive Oil Company, this homey little spot offers warm hospitality and authentic food prepared by seasoned chef Arthur Stoerchle and his wife, Dale. Potatoes are not typically served as appetizers, but the potato pancakes here are, and theyre well worth abandoning your diet for the evening. Crisp on the outside, tender inside and needing no enhancements, they are a real treat. We also liked the chicken pate and complimentary bowls of potato salad and cole slaw. Rahmschnitzel, a special on this evening, consisted of a fried pork cutlet topped with a light cream mushroom gravy. Served with spaetzle and red cabbage, this was a delicious dish. The sauerbraten was spot-on, slightly sweet and sour, perfect with a brown gravy and potato dumpling. Apfelkuchen with whipped cream was a great finish. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2014 Cider Press Cafe, 1201 Piper Blvd., Naples; 631-2500 Chef/owner Johan Everstijn calls what he creates Florida inspired, modernist plant-based cuisine. What youll find at Cider Press is an imaginative selection of meat-, fishand soy-free dishes that are delicious, beautiful and brimming with nutrition. Nothing is cooked at a temperature higher than 117 degrees, thereby preserving nutrients. But theres no sacrificing flavor. A Florida roll is made from shredded jicama (in lieu of rice), watermelon tuna, mango, cilantro and avocado. The Seminole corn chowder, served cold, is alive with sweet corn flavor. Chipotle enchiladas and churrasco (dumplings made of smoked nuts and portobello served with chimichurri sauce and yellow aji-pineapple salsa) are satisfying entrees. For dessert, try the tiramisu, with two creamy lemon layers and two imbued with coffee flavor. And dont skip the freshly pressed apple cider. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2014 Pizza Fusion, The Gateway of Naples Shopping Center, 2146 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 262-8111 Pizza Fusions food tastes good, and the burgeoning franchise does good at the same time. This eco-friendly chain offers a menu thats 75 percent organic, with vegan and gluten-free options available and easily identified on the menu. And while pizza gets a starring role here, there are other worthy contenders, including the zucchini al forno (zucchini stuffed with walnuts, breadcrumbs and bell pepper) and salads such as the pear and gorgonzola with a vibrant balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Pizzas come in two sizes personal and large. We liked the Greek, a mix of kalamata olives, roma tomatoes, organic tomato sauce, feta, parsley, mozzarella and provolone on a crisp multigrain crust. Plan on having dessert, too: The fresh-baked chocolatechip cookies are divine. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2014 The Other Side Bistro, 24630 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 9927433. The breadth of experience and wisdom chef Brian McCarley has accumulated over several years and several restaurants come together artfully in a tantalizing mlange of American dishes reinterpreted through classical French principles. Humble diner fare such as meatloaf, for instance, is transformed by a cabernet sauvignon demi-glace made from scratch. Its not all ampedup comfort food, though. Surprises pop up throughout the menu, such as artichoke hearts stuffed with goat cheese and quinoa and a rarely seen side dish of rich pommes Anna. Mr. McCarley knows how to transform a meat-andpotatoes dish into something special, like feathery gnocchi tucked into slowcooked short rib meat and rich mushroom sauce. Seared snapper managed to be straightforward and sophisticated at the same time; the huge, moist fillet had a gorgeous bronze crust and was complemented by tomato-fennel compote and saffron-white-wine sauce. Save room for homemade desserts. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2014 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.com You can get 5% return on every visit at Vergina with your newVergina Loyalty Membership CardSign up and generate a HUGE discount during the year, plus anniversary and birthday prizes exclusively for Gold Star Club Members ONLY!Call 239.659.7008 to nd out how to sign up for your FREE Gold Star Club Membership Card and get your rst return immediately. CUISINESomething fabulous is cooking in the new Incas KitchenYou hear frequently about restaurants that fail in short order. What you rarely read about are the success stories. Stories like the one involving Raphael Rottiers. In a matter of five years, the industrious and talented Peruvian chef has grown his restaurant business from a modest little storefront in a Golden Gate strip center to a larger, more glamorous spot there along with a Peruvian chicken restaurant and, most recently, a third restaurant: a 7,000-square-foot beauty in the Pavilion Shopping Center in North Naples. That, my friends, is a meteoric rise. But it is also one that Mr. Rottiers has earned with serious talent and a work ethic to match. His Peruvian cuisine is creative and delicious, not to mention gorgeously plated. His staff some members of which have been with him from the start are gracious, warm and well versed on the menu. Walking into the new Incas last weekend, it felt familiar yet new. The atmosphere is much like that of the first Incas: rich earth tones, bright pumpkin accents, Peruvian art on the walls and traditional music playing in the background. But the new Incas, which opened three weeks ago, is about double the size of the one in Golden Gate, with a full bar and a separate ceviche bar. There are stone accent walls and stone molding, as well as artful wall sconces framed to illuminate the wall like miniature blue suns. We settled into a relatively roomy table for two at a lushly upholstered banquette complete with a cylindrical pillow that provided some back support. There are plenty of servers and server attendants so, despite the fact that the dining room was filling up, no one appeared to wait very long for service. I suspect that what slows down the process is guests struggling to narrow their choices when faced with the voluminous menu. My advice: Order a Pisco Sour or Piscojito (both made with the Peruvian pisco liquor) or a bottle of wine (we are partial to the Intipalka Tannat, a lovely Peruvian red) and take a good look at the offerings available. All go quite well with the crunchy pieces of corn and three pepper dipping sauces supplied in lieu of bread. Lets start with 11 types of ceviche and seven versions of tiradito (a Peruvian form of sashimi) plus four fusion sushi rolls. And then there are salads, appetizers and a host of entrees, each of which sounds better than the one before it. We started out with sushi and were not disappointed. The Tuna Tartare Acevicado ($15) had ahi tuna, soy, sesame oil and aji limon (an Andean pepper) tucked into rice. It was delicious on its own, but a little dab of wasabi didnt hurt it. Even better was the BBQ Tenderloin Roll ($17), which begins with a center of tempura shrimp, cream cheese and Portobello mushroom, all wrapped in rice then topped with three strips of tender and well-seasoned beef tenderloin. This one comes with huancaina sauce, a classic Peruvian sauce made of queso fresco, a touch of oil, garlic and magic. A smear of wasabi, a dip into the huancaina and you have a crunchy, chewy, savory, creamy roll with just a slightly spicy bite. It was heavenly. One simply cannot dine at Incas and fail to order ceviche, especially considering theres space in the restaurant devoted to this lively dish in which fish is cured in citrus juice, peppers and spices. We tried the ceviche Mar y Tierra ($18), which translates to land and sea, containing octopus, shrimp, aji limon, spices, tiger milk (fish juice combined with onion, chiles, salt, pepper and such) and crab with potato and corn. The seafood was tender and the seasonings just spicy enough to give the dish a kick. Should you order your own plate of ceviche and an appetizer, you might be ready to call it quits at this point. I urge you to go a bit further and try at least one entree. From the seafood options, we chose the Mancora Sea Bass ($32), crusted in kiwicha (amaranth) and quinoa atop scallops, mussels and clams. This dish was lovely, the shellfish served on the half shell, the fillet perched on top with a crunchy coating and moist flesh. Carnivores will delight in the 10-ounce tenderloin on a spicy red sauce called a panca reduction, served with tri-colored triangles of potato (purple, orange and white) and a mix of julienned vegetables. The meat was tender and perfectly cooked. This was another standout sauce spicy but not fiery and paired perfectly with the beef. And, for a last foray, we shared a Lucama Mousse ($7.95), a chefs creation that began with a thin layer of angel food cake topped with a layer of mildly flavored mousse finished off with a small mound of lucama ice cream. If youve never tried lucama, which grows primarily in Peru, it has a flavor much like caramel but more complex. Its delicious, and Id eat it on just about anything. Despite being open only a short time, the new Incas Kitchen is already popular and crowded. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation. Soon. This is a truly excellent restaurant, a place where the owner and staff understand what hospitality and excellent food are all about. Its no wonder Mr. Rottiers has done so well in so short a time. KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Incas Kitchen>> Hours: 5-9 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers/ceviche/salads, $9$18; entrees, $13.95-$28 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: At the bar, at banquettes, at conventional tables >> Specialties of the house: Classic Peruvian and modern fusion specialties >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: incaskitchen.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Pavilion Shopping Center, 8955 U.S. 41 N., Naples; 631-5954SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor karen FELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Lomo Panca Imperial is a 10-ounce beef tenderloin in a spicy reduction, served with potatoes and julienned vegetables. Sea bass on shellfish make up the mancosa seabass.
Another Holiday on the Bay plus the best decorated boats in Naples, face painters, balloon artists, magic shows and more! BRING AN UNWRAPPED GIFT AND SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER!Drop o at North Fountain during any of our holiday events. All toys will benet Collier County Childrens Advocacy Center, Family to Family and Kiwanis Christmas in Immokalee. VILLAGE SCHOOL OF NAPLES DECEMBER P.M.Join us as we welcome The Village School of Naples with a special musical performance. Be sure to drop o your receipts from Thursday, December 11th to Monday, December 15th and The Village on Venetian Bay will donate 10% back to the Village School of Naples.BOAT PARADETUESDAY, DECEMBER P.M.Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m.BOATERS WANTED! No entry fee.Enter on behalf of your favorite Colllier County charity! The top 3 winners will receive $1,000 for their charity of choice.Call Carolina at 239.403.2202 PINE RIDGE RD. PARK SHORE DR. HARBOUR DR. GOLDEN GATE PKWY.TAMIAMI TRAILGULF MEXICOof VANERBILT BEACH RD. MondaySaturday: 10 a.m. 7p.m. Sunday: 12 6 p.m. From US 41, Take Park Shore Drive to 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd North 239.261.6100 VenetianVillage.com An ot h the be st fa ce ma B O A T En ter on behalf of ch ar it T e f B HOLIDAYON THE BAY DECEMBER P.M. b t P.M. Bring out the pups to meet and take complimentary holiday photos with Santa. Meet the adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Naples! DECEMBER n, fr FROM TO PM. WITH SNOW SHOW AT t P.M. DECEMBER f FROM n TO P.M. WITH SNOW SHOW AT n P.M. OVER fr,rrr HOLIDAY LIGHTS, CAROLERS IN PERIOD COSTUMES, FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA, STORIES READ BY MRS. CLAUS AND MORE WATERFRONT SHOPPING AND DINING THAN ANY OTHER PLACE IN NAPLES!
LUXE LIVINGNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED DECEMBER 2014 Shop TalkDiscover coastal, tropical, whimsical at Nora Butler Designs. 6 Design Society Seen at designsavvy to-dos around town. 16 Designer Q&AEd Jordan blends todays trends into timeless designs. 3 Giftsfrom the giftedSome of our favorite designers wrap things up for the holidays 11-15 TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com DECEMBER 2014 LUXE LIVING 3DESIGNER Q&AA designer with a background in fine art and art history is a joy for any homeowner to work with. Not only does such a designer appreciate beautiful designs, he understands the stories behind them. Such is the case with Ed Jordan, who has been in the interior design field for more than three decades. For nearly 20 years, he has called Bonita Springs-based Gary David Designs home. He continues to enthrall both residential and commercial clients with timeless designs that meet todays trends with style and class. Mr. Jordan took some time to answer our traditional LUXE questions and share his views on design.Q: What would you like people to know about your design firm? A: Our showroom in Bonita Springs features several of the furniture lines for which we are dealers, as well as a large assortment of accessories from around the world. We also have a vast library of fabrics, trims and wall coverings. Were a small firm; we work closely with one another, taking interest in all of the projects involving each individual designer. Its a collaborative environment that creates an elegant and inviting environment for our clients.Q: Whats your favorite design trend right now?A: The absence of a specific trend per se. I see a much higher level of sophistication in interiors of many different styles. Im quite happy to see that the heavy faux Tuscan look has been replaced with a more restrained approach to old world charm.Q: Money is no object. Who would you like to design your home?A: Without thinking twice, I would have Gary David Niethamer, my boss and friend, decorate my home. He has always been a source of inspiration and a great mentor. I love the way he fuses elegance with complete comfort and ease. He has an amazing gift for creating a space where anyone would feel at home.Q: Tell us about your most challenging project.A: It was a 10,000-square-foot penthouse in a high rise on Marco Island that involved a lot of pre-construction work in a short amount of time. The amount of flooring and custom woodwork was difficult to keep on schedule with a single elevator and many contractors working throughout the building. The sheer size of some of the design elements presented a challenge as well.ED JORDANblends todays trends into timeless designs A piece of contemporary artwork inspired Ed Jordans classic design of this living room for a client in Pelican Bay.COURTESY PHOTO SEE Q&A, 4 UP TO $500 IN FREE MATERIAL UPGRADES AND ACCESSORIES!* *See your PLC sales representative for more information. Your Hometown Closet Company 1408 Railhead Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34110 email@example.com O 239.260.1890 W plcclosets.com Call us today to set up a complimentary estimate! Fort Myers 239.322.5488, 12879 S. Cleveland Ave. Bonita Springs 239.949.2544, 28801 S. Tamiami Trail Naples 239.775.5100, 4600 Tamiami Trail E.www.LightingFirst.us TropicalgetawayIN STOCK "Islander" by
4 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com Q&AFrom page 3For example, we had to cut the grand salon chandelier in half to transport it in the elevator. It was taxing, but the finished home was a beautiful reward.Q: What advice do you have for someone embarking on new construction or a remodel? A: Hire individuals with whom you feel comfortable and in whom you can put your trust to complete the given project. Its very importance that the architect, builder, designer and client work as a team to develop the design. Consider everyones ideas to ensure the space will be beautiful and functional. If the right relationship is formed and the outset, the project will proceed far more smoothly.Q: We heard your all-time favorite interior is very special. Can you tell us about it?A: There are many over-the-top hotel lobbies and lavish suites that have impressed me, but I dont think there is much out there that can surpass the magnificence of the interior of St. Peters basilica. It is in a league of its own. Ed Jordan Gary David Designs Inc. 24940 South Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs firstname.lastname@example.org 498-0707; garydavid.com Traditional, warm, masculine: Ed Jordan incorporated all of these elements into this den. DESIGNER Q&ACOURTESY PHOTO SHOWROOM OPENMONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PMinsideout furniture direct 239-450-92962367 TRADE CENTER WAY, NAPLES, FL WE DO COMMERCIAL AND RESORT POOL FURNITURE! CALL US TODAY FOR HUGE SAVINGS! New Merchandise Arriving Daily! LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED! Shop Us LAST for the BEST PRICE!
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6 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYSHOP TALKThere is a reason USA Today once rated Nora Butler Designs the best gift shop in the city of Naples. With its airy, light space and colorful items carefully placed throughout, the charming store always puts smiles on faces. That it is located in picturesque Crayton Cove is another plus: Before, during or after a shopping spree, you can enjoy lunch, dinner or a liquid refreshment at any of several places within walking distance. I chose this historical and eclectic waterfront neighborhood of shops, art studios, galleries and restaurants because I knew it would be a perfect location, Mrs. Butler says. Its right on Naples Bay and attracts those who love the water, and my artwork is a reflection of a lifetime spent on the waters of Southwest Florida. She has designed her shop around her original art more than 75 images created in colored pencil cleverly using what she calls pictures within a picture to tell coastal stories. It takes many weeks from conception to completion, and I naturally gravitate toward illustrating the coastal creatures that I see on a regular basis, such as shells, turtles, seabirds, dolphins, she says. I include tiny details and put my imagination in overdrive to embellish and enhance. I find people love spending time looking and discovering something they hadnt seen at first glance. Here, shoppers can find original art transposed onto an assortment of gift items and housewares, from giclee prints and handmade pillows to coffee mugs, ornaments, tiles, guest towels and wearable art. Nora Butler Designs: Coastal, tropical, whimsical Nora Butler takes a seat with some of the pillows that bear her designs. By KELLY MERRITTPhotos by TIM GIBBONS Florida Weekly Correspondent
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com DECEMBER 2014 LUXE LIVING 7SHOP TALK A persons home is their personal, intimate space, and the artwork inside that home is important because it immediately reflects back and reminds the homeowner who they are and what they think is important in life, Mrs. Butler says about using artwork to decorate a home. Much more than a couch or a chair, the art in a persons home reveals and defines the person, she adds. Visitors and guests will immediately know their hostess by looking at whats on their walls. While the shop centers around her work, Mrs. Butler also highlights other local artists whose work meshes with the stores theme. Not everyone has a Coastal Living magazine cottage, of course, she says. But if they want, everyone can have a space in their home defined as coastal or beachy, a space that brings back tropical memories. A good start would be to purchase a few prints or canvases and go from there, she advises. Artistry is everywhere in the shop, which looks as cozy from the outside as it is inside. Aside from the art, that also has to do with the soft tropical colors Mrs. Butler has selected, and something she says can make a home feel more inviting: fragrance. We sell beautiful fragrance in candles and spray and arrange all of the special items to flow together, without clutter or chaos, she says. She also shares with customers how they can incorporate her style of original artwork into a master dcor plan. For homeowners who want suggestions on how to make a home more inviting by creating a dedicated space with a coastal theme, Mrs. Butler is all too happy to help. And in the warm space that makes customers feel at home anyway, its easy to be inspired. Nora Butler Designs 800 12th Ave. S., Naples 403-8287; norabutler.comTop: Gifts at Nora Butler Designs include keepsake mugs and tiles. Above: Colorful pillows bring a neutral sofa to vibrant life. Inset at right: Seashells are a prominent theme everywhere in the shop. Far right: Sachets adorn the Nora Butler Designs Christmas tree. Bottom right: Hand towels are a popular hostess gift (and make good stocking stuffers, too). IMAGINE. DESIGN. BUILD.C G RENOVATIONS-PLUS.COM 239.593.620011983 TAMIAMI TRAIL N., SUITE #110, NAPLES, FL 34110EXTERIOR INTERIOR INTERIOR DESIGN
8 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYDESIGN MAKEOVER A Bay Colony condo goes from dated to cutting-edgeWhen your Naples address is Bay Colony, having the perfect home is all but a requirement. BCB Homes complete remodel of a condominium with the help of veteran designers from Collins & DuPont was a makeover of epic proportions, and it had to measure up. The renovation at The Biltmore at Bay Colony was at the request of new owners who wanted to update the interior to be more suited as a vacation home for the whole family. BCB Homes Vice President Greg Brisson and his team had 30 years of experience and expertise, including the knowledge needed to merge technology and traditional touches, to fortify their approach to the challenge. The result: a home that, despite its significant size and cutting-edge features, is inviting and warm, as welcoming and comfortable for a crowd as it is for an intimate gathering. The project was not without its headaches, however, as condominium renovations almost always involve working under constraints of existing structure and duct work, plumbing and similar issues. But the BCB Homes team was ready. We have remodeled more than 100 condominium units, Mr. Brisson says. We know how to come up with creative solutions. His favorite aspect of this particular makeover was what he calls the design teams creativity and ingenuity in rearranging the master bathroom, integrating the living room and bar and installing custom cabinetry and furnishings. Mr. Brissons first suggestion for a condominium owner who wants to remodel: Be mindful of construction time frames and deadlines. Stay ahead of the time frames stipulated in the buildings rules and regulations, he advises. And for any owner condo or single-family home and any remodel one room or whole house he stresses the importance of finding the right designer and general contractor. And allow for time to organize the plans and make selections months prior to starting construction, he says. This makes it easier on the whole team. BCB Homes 3696 Enterprise Ave., Naples 643-1004; bcbhomes.com BY KELLY MERRITTFlorida Weekly CorrespondentCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESYPHOTO Before After We specialize in Gourmet Kitchens, Baths & Spas, Custom Cabinetry and Complete Renovations. Please visit our showroom in North Naples. F O R T H O S E W H O L O V E T O L I V E W E L L Granada Shoppes | 1000 Immokalee Road, Suite 82 | 239-596-7970 | www.sunbuiltwest.com
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com DECEMBER 2014 LUXE LIVING 11COVER STORY Giftsfrom the giftedWith the holidays here and the joyful mood the season brings, we felt it would be rather festive to ask local designers featured in Luxe Living issues past to put their creative and artistic talents to work and wrap up a passel of presents. We gave each of them the same size empty box and set them free. The artful results will surely inspire the most reluctant of gift-wrappers among us. Turn the page to see the packages and read what the people behind each one has to say about the experience. Then, see pages 14-15 for some advice (and more beautifully wrapped packages) from the experts at three of our favorite local paper/gift-wrap/stationery stores. Happy wrapping and unwrapping! Some of our favorite designers and architects wrap it up for the holidays By KELLY MERRITTPhotos by TIM GIBBONS Florida Weekly Correspondent
12 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYCOVER STORYGifts from the giftedAt Jinx McDonald Designs, Barbara Dale is used to focusing on every detail from the inside out. Her holiday present is inspired by the simple beauty in nature, but the details she used to wrap her Luxe Living gift box attest to the creative energy she puts into every design project. The ribbons, although subtle on their own, come together to make an elegant background for the beautiful white bird nesting in golden chiffon, she says. The colors of mint, gold and white come together in harmony to create a charming and cohesive design. Ms. Dales final thought: Dont forget that the wrapping can be just as special as the present. Jinx McDonald Designs; JinxMcDonald.comAt Interiors by Design West in Mercato, Yussy El-Hibri works in one of Naples most radiant showrooms, with soaring ceilings and dcor eye candy everywhere you look. For her Luxe Living package, Ms. El-Hibri took inspiration from the colors of the season and combined them with the elegance of the showroom. Make your Christmas presents stand out from the rest by adding your own personal flare, she suggests. Get in touch with your inner creative genius and layer your favorite colors, textures, flowers, ribbons, ornaments, et cetera for a progressive spin on a traditional custom. But most of all, she adds, Have fun with it. Interiors by Design West; designwestfl.comKnown for creating designs that last including pillows, bags, outdoor art and other accessories created to withstand Florida weather Ms. Durkin has been quoted as saying shed rather have two pieces she loves than 10 pieces of filler products, and thats why her gift box is so striking. Its aligned with her belief that design brings a story to life. Presents are wonderful and special, and I wanted my gift box to reflect that sentiment, she says. Im seeing a lot of woven or wrap looks in both the fashion and interior design industries. I like to mix textures, which keeps the eye interested. Combining a classic herringbone design with leather and wrapped wire creates and industrial chic look. Pamela Durkin Designs; pamela-durkin.comDesign consultant Jim Shafer enjoys working with vibrant colors and interesting compositions. He used those colors in his gift box, which is so much more than just wrapping. To wrap a box in items the recipient can later use in holiday dcor is like giving two gifts, he says, adding he approached wrapping his Luxe Living gift box project like any design project. I looked for something to inspire me and found a little Christmas angel, he says. Then I added a heart. So, the angel is holding your heart in her hands. I chose glittery, iridescent wrapping paper to create a look like glistening snow. Next, I tied on candy canes with a shimmering green satin bow and added blue, green and magenta snowflakes. I used three faux Christmas light bulbs for the center of the bow. This package design makes a versatile presentation. The recipient can open it, and then place the wrapping items on the Christmas tree, or you can just create this look for an empty box, and use it as a holiday centerpiece. Wishing Luxe readers a very Merry Christmas from Norris Home Furnishings! Norris Home Furnishings; NorrisHomeFurnishings.comDesign power couple Wilfredo Emmanuel and Rhett Josey have won numerous awards, set some of Naples most dazzling holiday tables with Versace china and created some of our towns priciest model homes. (These two are also known for their fashion sense. Mr. Emmanuel was named Florida Weeklys best dressed designer, while Mr. Josey is the quintessentially stylish Southern gentleman.) When it comes to the holidays, they agree a Christmas tree is a must, no matter how small your space, because it changes the mood when you open the door. For their Luxe Living gift boxes, Mr. Emmanuel and Mr. Josey tapped into the glamor of old Hollywood and went all out, even hand-painting doll furniture to create a tiny room vignette atop each box. These little rooms represent our desire to elevate every design experience for each customer to make a house the most beautiful place for them to live, Mr. Emmanuel says. Our inspiration was Hollywood glam we chose the black and white tones from our design company logo as an inspiration. Using this negative effect, its like yin and yang of these colors, he adds. Throughout the holidays, every day is elevated to the Christmas feel. We love what we do. Happy holidays from all of us at Clive Daniel Home. Clive Daniel Home; clivedaniel.comArchitect Matthew Kragh was the subject of one of the first features in Luxe Living back in May 2013. The architect who has saved several of Naples precious few historic homes has also donated his services to two major city of Naples projects: the Naples Dog Park and the forthcoming Baker Park. Mr. Kragh (pictured) and his graphic designer, Enrique Gomez, wrapped their gift box in homage to future holidays at Baker Park. This is a legacy project, Mr. Kragh says. We are just excited to be a part of creating this iconic park, a place for all families to be excited to come. The wrapping on the box is the actual master plan showing that eight-tenths of the park will be open area and natural with lots of green space. The box is decorated with several holiday items to illustrate the hopes that one day soon, Naples citizens will be able to celebrate Christmas and all of the holidays in Baker Park. CMHK Architecture & Planning; mhkap.com Barbara DaleJinx McDonald DesignsYussy El-HibriInteriors by Design WestPamela DurkinPamela Durkin DesignsJim ShaferNorris Home FurnishingsWilfredo Emmanuel and Rhett JoseyClive Daniel HomeMatthew Kragh and Enrique GomezMHK Architecture & Planning
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com DECEMBER 2014 LUXE LIVING 13COVER STORYGifts from the giftedWith a reputation for equal balancing of the aesthetic, technical and financial needs of her clients, Peggy Oberlin is also a green design specialist both a LEED and GREENaccredited professional through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and Sustainable Furnishings Council, respectively. So its no wonder she selected a natural fabric to wrap her gift box for Luxe Living. But her arts background is also evident in the sparkle she used to accent the present. She shares how readers can achieve this look at home. I wanted to represent simplicity and sincerity and selected burlap as my inspiration. I took some wider strips of burlap and basket, wove them together and then attached them with a glue gun, she says. I used burlap twine to create an exaggerated bow. Finally, I added a burlap and silver crystal Christmas ornament as a focal point. Peggy Oberlin Designs; peggyoberlininteriors.comDiane Torrisi always anticipates the Christmas holidays. Last year she designed a holiday table for Luxe Living in homage to the times when Russian tsars gathered for lavish meals in view of Faberge eggs, rich velvet and golden accents. But shes also known for her love of the classic color combinations and fabrics from Ralph Lauren. For her gift box, Mrs. Torrisi demonstrated how to use one of those classic color combinations when wrapping a memorable gift. The holidays mark a time to return to traditions, and what is more timeless and elegant than blue and white? she says. This gift is lovingly wrapped in Ralph Laurens iconic Martinique porcelain blue fabric and tied with white grossgrain and navy blue organza ribbon and topped with whimsical white glass icicles. Diane Torrisi Designs; dianetorrisidesigns.comKira Krmms trademark Koastal aesthetic follows through in everything she does. Ms. Krmm has an international client base, and her designs have achieved signature status. She loves clean, white backgrounds contrasted by organic texture, a reference to nature and a little metallic sparkle. She also likes the harmony and balance of mixing elements. Her design style is recognizable and elegant, which extends even through her gift-wrapping. This holiday package is wrapped with natural, fringed and bleached woven ribbon and a metallic jute ribbon. Clean lines are also an important element created with the ribbon, and the round gift tag is made from brown recycled paper adorned with our square logo, she says. One of natures many treasures, a pristine white sand dollar, makes a beautiful focal point. Its easy to create a beautiful statement when you combine the things you love, she adds. Taking time to wrap gifts makes them extra special. Kira Krmm International Design; kirakrumm.comNaples very own window treatment whisperer, Amy Perrault is known for being able to turn a difficult window area into an asset. She likened the Luxe Living gift box challenge to Project Runways unconventional challenge and rose to the occasion by wrapping her box in a host of miniature window treatments. It is wrapped in some of our roller shade fabrics, accented down the middle by honeycomb shades and on the top by drapery fabrics, all tied with a tasseled, tie-back bow and adorned with Christmas greenery, she says. The color palette reflects how I changed our home Christmas decorations this year from traditional red and green to gold and silver accented by cranberry red and evergreen. Naples Bay Blinds & Shutters; naplesbayblinds.comThe dynamic husband-andwife team who lead Weber Design Group love living the Florida lifestyle. They selected a plan from an Old Florida house to decorate their gift. It represents exactly what so many of their clients want: a home base to enjoy what Florida has to offer. We love the opportunity to be creative in all aspects of life, Mrs. Weber says. In designing any size home, we still apply the same amount of thoughtful consideration and creativity to every project. It was fun to turn this Old Florida house plan into a cheerful holiday present. Happy Holidays from Weber Design Group! Weber Design Group Inc. Architecture & Planning; WeberDesignGroup.com Peggy OberlinPeggy Oberlin DesignsDiane TorrisiDiane Torrisi DesignsKira KrmmKira Krmm International Design Amy PerraultNaples Bay Blinds & ShuttersBill and Kerry WeberWeber Design Group
14 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYCOVER STORYGifts from the giftedWrapping experts chime in on how to present theNaples is home to several gift stores with all manner of fine paper, ribbons and bows, tags and other essentials for the perfectly wrapped present. We reached out to three of them to get some tips on wrapping up the holidays with gifts that are just as gorgeous on the outside as they are on the inside. The newest local resource for all things festive and paper is Paper Source in Mercato. Wrapping a gift in a unique and thoughtful way is the first chance to make an impression, the stores Jennifer Stinnett says. For a personal touch, pick a printed wrap that represent the recipients personality, or a solid wrap of their favorite color. For holiday gifts, Ms. Stinnett adds, We love topping a gift with a unique ornament it adds personality and serves as an extra gift. One of the best ways to personalize a gift box, especially when little ones are eager to help, is with Paper Sources chalk wrapping paper. A bucket of chalk and a glass of spiced cider with a cinnamon stick is the recipe for holiday cheer. After the kids add their designs to the paper, wrap the present and write your own sweet message to the recipient. The store holds monthly workshops on everything from holiday wrapping to cardmaking and other seasonal crafts. This years holiday-wrapping workshop has already taken place, but private sessions for groups of five or more can still be scheduled for a lesson in gift-wrapping essentials or perhaps advanced techniques for making show-stopping bows and accents. Perfect Present The invitation to shop for the perfect cards and wrapping paper stands at Invitation to Paper. Arabesque is organized for making it easy to pick a wrapping paper. Pre-decorated boxes can make it even easier. Rolls of wrapping paper are required for bigger gifts, whereas a single sheet can cover several smaller packages. Invitation to Paper has lots of both. Sheryl Sashin at Arabesque likes to wrap a gift in homage to whats inside. In this case, the paper reflects a lovely red evening purse intended for a special friend.By KELLY MERRITT Photos by TIM GIBBONS
15 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com COVER STORYGifts from the gifted Paper Sources Staff Favorite Workshop is the D.I.Y. Calendar session coming up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Participants will design handmade calendars starting with a blank format using fun supplies and techniques. Registration is $28 and includes all materials. Call 254-0807 to sign up. ArabesqueArabesque in downtown Naples is home to some of Naples loveliest personal notepapers as well as exquisite gift boxes and papers along with all the extras for making the presentation as perfect as the present. Wrapping is always great fun, especially at festive times like the winter holidays, when we can go way over the top, says Arabesque owner Sheryl Sashin. We always love echoing the colors of the wrapping with the gifts inside. Arabesque stocks a broad selection of holiday paper, ribbons and gorgeous gift boxes. Whats great about the ready-to-give gift boxes is they become keepsakes after the holiday, Mrs. Sashin says. She happily accepted the LUXE Living challenge and wrapped a box in festive red, crocodile-textured paper. Mixing textures keeps the package exciting, she says. We have the red wrap, white feathers to hint at snow, holly berries for dimension and loopy gold and red ribbons. The gold-foil holiday tag completes it for an elegant, sophisticated arrangement. Invitation to PaperIn North Naples at Invitation to Paper, owner LaVon Coate loves sharing her gift-wrapping secrets. One of her tricks which she demonstrated for the LUXE Living challenge, is to wrap a package so as not to disturb its contents. This is especially important when wrapping something fragile or something for which this end up is critical when the gift is opened. With all wrappings, customary practice is to seal the wrapping in the back or bottom, but this means the package is turned upside-down and the insides are usually disturbed, she says. The package I wrapped is opened on the top edge using another nice additive double-sided tape, which gives it a nice clean look and does not distract from the presentation. Paper Source, The Mercato 254-0807; papersource.com Arabesque, 350 Fifth Ave. S. 403-0043; ArabesqueofNaples.com Invitation to Paper The Marketplace at Pelican Bay 8793 Tamiami Trail N. 325-9467; invitationtopaper.comThe newest place in Naples for wrapping essentials is Paper Source in Mercato. Axel cocktail table designed by Kelli Smith, ASIDGrand opening of new showroom location!Showroom hours: MondayFriday: 9:00 am. 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Or by Appointment 360 Fifth Ave. South | 239.280.0125 kellicollections.comFL# 1B26001333 ASID #77859HOME ACCENTS | GIFTS | LIGHTING FURNITURE | TABLEWARE | ARTWORK BED & BATH | TRAVEL NOVELTIES | JEWELRY IN STOCK AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY
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20 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYGALLERY GUIDE Astratta Art in Tre Galleria1170 Third St. S. 331-1841; TreGalleria.com 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 Opening reception for Come Out of the Cold, an exhibit of works by Eastern European artists whoa re painting in Naples. Reservations requested.The Galleries of Crayton Covenaplescraytoncove.com 6-9 p.m. the second Saturday of every month Art After Dark The following galleries stay open late and welcome visitors with live music, refreshments and, in many cases, exhibiting artists on hand to talk about their works: Arsenault Gallery, Art Gallery Old Naples, Art Gallery Old Naples2, Guess Fisher Gallery, Nora Butler Gallery, Phil Fisher Gallery and Random Acts of Art.Gallery on Fifth / Russian American Museum of ArtMercato 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday 220-7503; www.artorg.net Dec. 11-25 Bobby Goldsboro: From Flower Child to Renaissance Man A Florida-born child of the s, Bobby Goldsboro became a singer/songwriter whose hits included Honey (the worlds best-selling record in 1968), And I Love You So and Goodbye Marie. His career expanded to writing childrens literature, producing a childrens TV series and fine art painting. His paintings reflect the classic realism of the old masters as well as the vibrant colors of Monet and Van Gogh. His sense of beauty, color and light are evident in all his subject matters, whether still life, floral bouquets, landscape, wildlife or figurative. Opening reception: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, with the artist and his wife in attendance. RSVP requested. Through Dec. 20 We the People: Everyday Life in Postwar Soviet Union and Modern-Day Southwest Florida In the mid-1990s, Ukrainian-American collector Jurii Maniichuk acquired a museum-quality collection of 140 portraits, still lifes, landscapes, World War II-era images and scenes of daily life created by leading artists living and working in Ukraine from the 1950s until the mid-1980s. These works will be shown alongside a variety of paintings by Brooke Olivares, Matteo Caloiaro and Katie Cundiff of the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota. Viewed as a whole, the historical and contemporary works declare that we are all people in modern Florida and in the Soviet Union 50 years ago living similar daily lives, overcoming hardship and striving to make our country, wherever it is, a better place.Gardner Colby Gallery386 and 365 Broad Ave. S. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday 403-7787; gardnercolbygallery.com Through December A portion of all gallery sales will be donated to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Jan. 21-Feb. 2 Whats New An exhibit featuring the works of new gallery artists James Crandall and Derek Penix as well as works by gallery favorites Kim English Anne Blair and Tim Horn. Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 Feb. 4-16 Abstraction in Nature This show includes works by Ran Adler, John Schuyler, Leland Brinkman and Cindy Walton. Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 Feb. 18-March 2 The Storytellers On display will be works by Kevin Sloan and Alicia Armstrong. Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 March 4-16 Water Works An exhibit of works by Claire Kendrick, Doug Foltz, James Lewis and Ken Otsuka. Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4Harmon-Meek Gallery599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and by appointment 261-2637; harmonmeek.com Through Dec. 26 Small Works of Art This exhibit features more than 200 paintings, sculptures and drawings, all under 20 inches in size. Dec. 29-Jan. 9 Contemporary American Masters This exhibit celebrates the paintings of Don Nice and also includes works by Will Barnet, Walter Meigs, Richard Haas, Bob Kane, Lorrie Goulet, Robert Vickrey, Byron Browne, Balcomb Greene and Jimmy Ernst.Art Alliance NaplesWest of Airport-Pulling Road, between Pine Ridge Road and J&C Boulevard 5-8 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month First Wednesday ART ALIVE 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday on the third weekend of every month (starting in January) Third Weekend ART ALIVE More than two dozen galleries and studies welcome visitors with refreshments, live entertainment and artists on site demonstrating and talking about their work.Rosen Gallery & Studios2172 J&C Blvd. 821-1061 Through Jan. 5 Tracy Magen Rosen: Crystal Bliss An exhibit of Ms. Rosens newest designs in wire-wrapped quartz crystal jewelry and mixed media. a.m. on Naples Bay, Phil Fisher, the Galleries of Crayton Cove Tea, Please, Bobby Goldsboro, Gallery on Fifth Morning Warm Up, Robin Cheers, Gardner Colby Galleries Popcorn, Don Nice, Harmon-Meek Gallery Yellow Bunny, Hunt Slonem, Harmon-Meek Gallery
www.FloridaWeekly.com DECEMBER 2014 LUXE LIVING 21GALLERY GUIDE The Sweet Art Gallery2054 Trade Center Way 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday 597-2110; thesweetartgallery.com Through Dec. 17 Sculpted A group show featuring sculptures by Fidel Aguiar, David Gonya, Joe Ricciardi, Richard Rosen and Krystyna Sargent 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 Annual holiday party The gallery celebrates the holidays with a one-woman show, Joy of Life, by Naples artist Sharon Erbe. 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 Opening reception for Express Yourself This group show features works by abstract expressionists Alberto Cruz, Maggie DeMarco, Jill Segal and Janis Fay Siegel.Thomas Riley Studio26 10th St. S. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and by appointment 594-1098; thomasrileystudio.com Through Jan. 1 Versailles Collection and Anniversary Celebration After a successful launch during NYCxDESIGN this past May, Thomas Riley Studio is bringing its limited-edition furniture collection back to Naples for a second launch for local friends and patrons. Jan. 16-March 6 Peter Zimmermann Paintings On exhibit will be large-scale resin paintings on canvas by German painter and colorist Peter Zimmermann in partnership with Wasserman Projects.Trudy Labell Fine ArtThe Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail N 434-7778; trudylabellfineart.com Jan. 2-31 Beyond the Canvas Showcasing artwork that explores media outside the boundaries of a painting, this major exhibit features photography and sculpture by artists Brooke Shaden, Carrie McGee, Kevin Box, William Zweifel and Elizabeth Kendall. Sacred Spaces #14, Jill Segal, The Sweet Art Gallery Can, Peter Zimmerman, Thomas Riley Studio Bird, Veronica Winters, Astratta Art in Tre Galleria NAPLES 2465 Trade Center Way 239-592-6006 BONITA SPRINGS 3333 R enaissance Blvd 239-948-9000 Monday Thursday 9 to 6 Friday 9 to 5 Saturday 10 to 5 LIGHTING WILSONLIGHTING.COMGreet your guests with this restoration-style ceiling xture that casts a dramatic criss-cross light pattern in your foyer. See it at Wilson Lighting.Have a Very Vintage Holiday.&COMPANYURREYC
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18 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2014 Christmas around the world BY SABRINA NAPOLITANOSpecial to Florida WeeklyIn America, Christmas means Santa Claus, brightly decorated Christmas trees and gingerbread cookies. But other countries celebrate Christmas in their own special way. Take a look at some of the unique Christmas traditions below and share them with your family. Its a fun way to learn about a new culture, and might even provide some ideas to spice up your own Christmas.The United Kingdom The British celebrate much the way we do in America, but with an added twist. During Christmas dinner, theyll tear apart Christmas crackers cardboard tubes wrapped in decorative paper made to resemble a large sweet. Inside is a paper hat, small toy and a riddle or trivia. The hats are worn at Christmas dinner, which usually consists of roast beef or goose. For dessert, the British will have a nice Christmas pudding, traditionally made with dried fruits held together by egg or suet.PolandChristmas Eve in Poland is very important. As the country is largely Catholic, most Poles will fast during the day and eat a special dinner after the first star is seen in the sky. This meal is traditionally meat-free. Before dinner, the family will break bread together using an Oplatek a wafer embossed with religious imagery. The eldest member of the family will break a piece of the wafer first while a prayer is said, passing it around until each member has one.Italy The Italians love to use Nativity crib scenes to tell the Christmas story. In fact, its not uncommon for Nativity crib scenes to be very grandiose, sometimes covered in candles and decorative paper. The largest Nativity crib scene is in the Italian city of Naples, with more than 600 objects. Typically, Italian families eat a light fish dinner on Christmas Eve before going to midnight Mass. Among the real treats of an Italian Christmas are sweets such as struffoli (balls of fried dough drizzled in honey). AustraliaDown Under, its actually summertime during Christmas. Even though its hot, that doesnt stop the Australians from celebrating. Many decorate their houses with Christmas bush, a native tree with white flowers that turns red in the summer. Australians even have their own Christmas carols, such as Six White Boomers, which tells the story of Santa using kangaroos to delivery presents in Australias summer weather. Ghana Ghana is a coastal country in Africa where Christmas is celebrated starting Dec. 20. During Christmas Eve services, there usually is a lively celebration with drums and dancing. For their Christmas meal, Ghanaians tend to eat okra soup, porridge and a yam paste called fufu, which is usually dipped in the soup.Argentina Its also warm in Argentina during Christmas, so the meal on Christmas Eve may be eaten in the garden or even be a barbecue. A popular dessert is pan dulce, literally, sweet bread. In addition, there are usually fireworks. Some Argentinians also will light globos small hot-air balloons made of paper with light inside. They release them into the night sky, and globos can be seen floating all over Argentina on Christmas Eve.Philippines If you visit the Philippines during Christmas, you may see parol, a bamboo pole with a lighted star on it, usually decorated with colored Japanese paper or cellophane. Its the most popular Christmas decoration in the Philippines. On Christmas Eve, there is a large midnight feast with family, friends and even neighbors known as Noche Buena. Some of the dishes found laid out on the table might be lechon (roasted pig), bibingka and puto bumbog (steamed rice cakes), as well as white rice. Of all the Asian countries, the Philippines has the largest concentration of Christians and Catholics, so Christmas is widely celebrated. In Australia, Santas sleigh is pulled by six white kangaroos. e Magic of e Woodhouse Gi Cardthe Perfect Holiday Gi.Get a FREE Woodhouse Robe with a Woodhouse Gi Card purchase of $450 or more*.* btn fr b f b f.Located in the Naples Plaza (across from Coastland Center) nfbfb nfb n, f, t Naples.WoodhouseSpas.com SPAS Ask about our special Holiday Packages ...they make great gis!
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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2014 23 HolidayGIFT GUIDE2014 Raise your glass: how to make a holiday toast BY LUCIE M. WINBORNESpecial to Florida WeeklyIts no secret that public speaking is said to be the No. 1 fear of the general population. Even Mark Twain, who had a quip for almost every occasion, admitted to being in awful terror when it was his turn to toast Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at a banquet of Civil War veterans in 1879. Fortunately for Mr. Twain, his wit stood him in good stead, for the record states that not only did his speech bring 600 soldiers to their feet, but shook [Grant] up like dynamite. In a good way, that is: He sat there 15 minutes and laughed and cried like the mortalest of mortals. Of course, most of us arent Mark Twains, not to mention the fact that he didnt live in an age when pretty much everyone you meet is armed with a cellphone camera and easy access to YouTube. But with the aid of a few simple steps, anyone can make a holiday toast like a pro. Remember that its not about you. Someday you, too, may take a turn in the spotlight, but that time isnt now. Keep the focus on the person being honored. Short and sweet wins the day. In todays world of limited attention spans, its best to confine your remarks to no more than three minutes. Go past five and you may risk getting the hook, as they said in the good old days of vaudeville. Its a toast not a roast! Personal anecdotes are not only fine but expected, but aim for the meaningful and leave the barbs to standup comics. Standards of humor arent universal, and what tickles your funny bone may leave someone elses (including the honorees) stone cold. Worse, a badly flopped toast is what most people are likely to recall about the occasion years later. Write it down then practice. For most of us, an emotional, if joyous, occasion such as that calling for a toast requires preparation. Even actors rehearse award acceptance speeches ahead of time. And while memorization is great, it never hurts to keep some backup notes in your pocket. Wrap things up with a smile, thanks, and encouragement or blessing as you raise your glass. Then breathe a sigh of relief as you take your seat. Its over, and you did great ... now its time to celebrate. See you on YouTube! 550 PORT-O-CALL WAY, NAPLES, FLORIDA 34102 BOAT RENTALS AND JET SKI RENTALSBrand new equipment with the latest advanced technology. 239.774.0479PortOfNaplesMarina.com239.649.2275NaplesPrincessCruises.com EXPERIENCE NAPLES FROM THE WATERDaily public cruises, private charters, weddings, corporate parties and more! e Perfect Gi ... A Naples Princess Gi Certi cate! Gi Cards also Available for Boat and Jet Ski Rentals! Holiday To Do List:Buy gift cards for friends from M Plan Christmas Eve and Day at M Plan private Christmas party with friends New Years Eve with my Honey at MTHE HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE! Theres no better place than M Waterfront Grille to help with all of your holiday needs! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! RESERVATIONSmwaterfrontgrille.com 239.263.4421U.S. 41 to Park Shore The Village on Venetian Bay
Holiday gifts for your oenophileHeres how to wow your favorite wine lover. The wine world is a very big place, and that means theres a huge selection of gifts and gadgets for you to give the wine lovers in your life this season. From stocking stuffers to elaborate decanters and other accessories, from a bit silly (such as furniture made from old wine barrels) to over the top (magnums of high-end Champagne), its really not too difficult to discover winerelated gifts that are perfect for wine lovers from the starter to the sommelier. So with that, here are some suggestions that will enchant every wine enthusiast.Stocking stuffers Drop Stop wine pourers Who doesnt get a bit testy when poured wine dribbles down the side of the bottle? These simple foil disks keep that from happening and let you control the pour. Just roll one up and insert it into the neck of the bottle. Simple. About $4.99 at Total Wine. Vacu-Vin stoppers Some people actually drink only one or two glasses out of a bottle. The problem then becomes how to preserve the freshness of the wine until it can be enjoyed again. The Vacu-Vin system (which we use at home) consists of rubber stoppers and a small hand-operated vacuum pump. Put the stopper in the bottle, pump out the air, and it stays fresh for days. About $10 at wine.com.Moderately priced Great Wine Made Simple This introductory book, by Master of Wine Andrea Immer Robinson, is the perfect introduction to wine selection and appreciation. Robinson helps you get a handle on the wine world by revealing the Three Gs: If you know what the Grape is, the Ground where it comes from, and the Guy or Gal who makes it, youll be able to select your next bottle with confidence. About $20 at walmart.com and other book sites. Riedel Ouverture Champagne flutes The Riedel family has been making wine glasses for about 700 years, and theyre pretty much the big dogs in the business. Getting two of their lead-free crystal glasses for about $24 is a steal. Perfect for all sparkling wines. At riedelusa.net. Wine Spectator subscription Why not sign your wine lover up for home delivery of Americas most influential consumer wine magazine? Or, get the recipient a subscription to the online site, which offers tons of important information. Since there are mobile apps, its easy to use when youre standing in front of a shelf of wine and dont know what to try. Just log on, and get the info. About $50 at winespectator.comA bit more upscale Helicium tasting glasses Invented by Arnaud Barratt, formerly with the famous Riedel glassmaking firm, these glasses have raised ridges around the bottom that help aerate the wine as you swirl. These are the glasses we use when we sample and evaluate wines for this column. $85 each with smaller sizes for less at heliciumglass.com. WSJ Wine Club Im not a big fan of wine clubs, but this one is backed by the Wall Street Journal, and their readership is decidedly upscale. Theres a special Holiday Wine Selection that delivers 12 bottles of specially-selected reds and whites to the wine lover in 24 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2014 COURTESY IMAGES Helicium tasting glasses. The Rabbit wine cork extractor b o T h s t a jerryGREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 888-560-165713880 S. Tamiami Trail Ft. Myers 33912 on 41 South of Daniels Pkwywww.miniofftmyers.com OF FORT MYERS TAKE AN AWESOME TEST DRIVE GET A FREE AWESOME MINI CAP OR TEE!PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE AD TO RECEIVE TIRED OF STANDING AROUND WAITING FOR SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN?You can make it happen at MINI of Fort Myers. Nothing will light up the Holidays like a MINI. Get behind the wheel and youll believe reindeer can y.Its never been easier to t our 4-wheels of awesome into your stocking!LEASE PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $199/MONTH*FINANCING AS LOW AS 0.9% UP TO 60 MONTHS
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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2014 26 HolidayGIFT GUIDE2014 Many people want to include their pets in traditional holiday celebrations. After all, one-third of small-animal owners in the United States consider their pets to be a part of the family. So, how do you keep both humans and animals happy during the hectic season while sticking to time-honored rituals? Relax. With a house full of people, both you and your pet are under more strain than usual. Take time out away from the crowd in the front room, and sit quietly with your pet for a while. Make time for fun. Take your dog for his walk at the same time as always to assure him or her of a normal routine. But add some outdoor (or indoor) playtime with a game of fetch. Help your cat work off energy by dangling a favorite toy in front of him. Extra activity an hour or two before a big party will keep pets from getting too excited or anxious among the crowd. Limit visits to the party. Keep pets in a quiet, secure room away from celebrations, with lots of toys, treats, food and water. Bring them out only once an hour (or less) to meet guests, and supervise them the entire time so they dont eat the hors doeuvres or the decorations. Safety first. It may be the last item on this list, but it should be foremost in your mind. Make certain that electrical cords and glass decorations are out of kittys reach, and keep candy (especially chocolate) away from all pets. On Christmas morning, pick up wrapping paper and trimmings immediately, as well as small objects. Take precautions and give your pet plenty of TLC, and youll have a fun holiday. Dont let holidays stress your pets Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Shop Donate Volunteer The Best Deal FREE SHIPPING! The Best Deal KTBHG $39.95 Th e Best Dea l Free Shipping in the Continental U.S. Gift Box of Navel Oranges4 oz Key Lime-Glazed Pecans and 4oz Orange-Glazed PecansAvailable November through May Send a Gift Everyone Enjoys! 800-743-1480 SunHarvestCitrus.comMon-Sat 8-7/Sun 10-614601 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL 33912 Six Mile Cypress and Metro Parkway om 2 2 0 7 4 0 7 0 7 4 Order by December 15th for Christmas Delivery! Fresh Picked Florida Citrus Direct From Our Family Groves to Your Door Only $39.95Save over $15
Dreidel spun from game of chance BY LUCIE M. WINBORNESpecial to Florida WeeklyIn Jewish homes all over the world this Hanukkah season, a traditional game involving a four-sided dreidel (from a Yiddish word meaning to turn) will be played, yet its origins have nothing to do with Hanukkah. In fact, one rabbi has noted that the game represents an irony of Jewish history: While celebrating a holiday that symbolizes a victory over cultural assimilation, the dreidel game is an excellent example of cultural assimilation! So where did it come from? In England and Ireland, a game called totum or teetotum, mentioned around the year 1500 and particularly popular around Christmastime, utilized a spinning top with four letters: T for Take all, H for Half, P for Put down and N for Nothing. The Judaic version of the game is believed to have evolved from the German equivalent of totum, with four Hebrew letters representing the saying Nas Godol Hayah Sham, or, A great miracle occurred there, as well as the Yiddish words nisht (nothing), gantz (everything), halb (half) and shtel (put in).The rules are simple. Each player begins with an equal number of 10 to 15 game pieces such as pennies, raisins, matchsticks, etc., puts one piece into a center pot, then takes a turn at spinning the dreidel once. If the letter N comes up, the player does nothing. G, player takes the pot. H, he or she gets half the pot, and S, he puts a game piece in. Once a player has no pieces left, hes either out, or can ask a fellow player for a loan. When one person has won everything, the round is over.Want another way to enjoy dreidels? Eat one! Recipes for chocolate marshmallow goodies can be found at marthastewart. com, or attach a caramel to a Hersheys Kiss with a mini-pretzel stick for an edible toy that spins. Kids will like making their own dreidels from paper templates and reading about a boy who makes a special clay version for his blind father in books such as Jeremys Dreidel by Ellie Gellman. There are eco-friendly dreidels and pinata dreidels, inflatable models and a 16-footer at Chabad House in New Brunswick, New Jersey. On a more serious note, Rutgers professor Lee Ratzan compares its four sides to the four empires that once enslaved us and primary attributes of the human spirit, while colleges have math seminars on the probability of winning a game. The everevolving interpretations of a simple toy that got its start as a piece in a gambling game are remarkably varied, indeed.What kind of spin will you put on it this season? FLORIDA WEEKLY 2014 27 HolidayGIFT GUIDE2014 Choose Vergina For All Your 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | VerginaRestaurant.com Vergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE Gift Cards Available Special Menus HAPPY HolidaysYOUR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING HEADQUARTERS Gifts for the entire family...SPORTING GOODS | OUTDOOR APPAREL | TOOLS GRILLING | HOUSEWARES | FISHING GEAR SunshineAce.comDOWNTOWN NAPLES | GOLDEN GATE | BONITA SPRINGS SAN CARLOS | MARCO ISLAND | EAST NAPLES $ 10 OFF your $50 purchase or moreMust present coupon at point of purchase. Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per person, per visit. Expires: 12/24/14
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TREVISO BAY 9301 Vercelli Court Tess/Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 premiersir.com/id/EDEL041014IHE $990,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #801 Darlene Roddy 23 9.404.0685 premiersir.com/id/212000277 $9 49,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 7071 Hunters Road Tammie Schmidt 23 9.777.3766 premiersir.com/id/214023092 $8 49,000 WYNDEMERE 22 Bramblewood Point Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214003728 $8 20,000 COVE TOWERS Montego #1004 Bet Dewey 239.564.5673 premiersir.com/id/214059984 $779,000 BAY PARK 2130 Curtis Street Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214052852 $7 00,000 HAMMOCK BAY Aversana #1204 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214028046 $5 99,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #406 Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/214058650 $5 99,000 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 9.213.7445 premiersir.com/id/214026112 $5 25,000 GLEN EAGLE 5678 Lago Villaggio Way Mark Maran/Gordie Lazich 23 9.777.3301 premiersir.com/id/214061542 $4 99,900 ANDALUCIA 1685 Serrano Circle Tatyana Bogdanova-Sallee 2 39.293.5017 premiersir.com/id/214061828 $4 99,900 LELY RESORT 6044 Dogleg Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214041075 $489,000 WATEFRONT IN NAPLES Waterfront In Naples #2206-C Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 premiersir.com/id/214053324 $399,000 LELY RESORT 6588 Castlelawn Place Gary Blaine 23 9.595.2912 premiersir.com/id/214063318 $3 75,000 HAWKSRIDGE The Colony #404 Beth McNichols 23 9.821.3304 premiersir.com/id/214065315 $3 69,000 GREY OAKS 1271 Osprey Trail Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214036639 $5 ,699,000 GREY OAKS 1610 Chinaberry Way Carolyn Weinand 23 9.269.5678 premiersir.com/id/214061558 $4 ,375,000 GREY OAKS 2526 Day Lily Place Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214056423 $3,999,000 GREY OAKS 1837 Plumbago Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214045075 $3,895,000 GREY OAKS 1724 Venezia Way Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214047007 $2, 325,000 GREY OAKS 1713 Venezia Way Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214007564 $1 ,690,000 GREY OAKS 1202 Gordon River Trail Sam Heitman 239 .537.2018 premiersir.com/id/214040008 $1,575,000 GREY OAKS Lermitage #16 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214055296 $899,000 MEDITERRA 15139 Brolio Lane Brenda Grimes 20 3.246.0306 premiersir.com/id/214034118 $3, 299,000 PELICAN ISLE Aqua #610 John DAmelio 23 9.961.5996 premiersir.com/id/213508927 $2, 250,000 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court John DAmelio 23 9.961.5996 premiersir.com/id/214061847 $1,675,000 OLDE CYPRESS 2743 Olde Cypress Drive Jane Bond 239.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/211522993 $1,595,000 CROSSINGS 7371 Stonegate Drive Terri Moellers 23 9.404.7887 premiersir.com/id/214060987 $1, 595,000 QUAIL CREEK 13189 Valewood Drive Vanya Demireva 23 9.565.0550 premiersir.com/id/214062160 $1 ,399,000 THE DUNES Grande Phoenician #705 Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214052669 $1 ,269,000 THE DUNES Grande Dominica #202 Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214011752 $1, 195,000 OAKES ESTATES 5741 English Oaks Lane Tatyana Bogdanova-Sallee 239.293.5017 premiersir.com/id/214035512 $997,000 THE STRAND 5935 Barclay Lane Jane Bond 239.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213513395 $835,000 OLDE CYPRESS 7391 Monteverde Way Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214039941 $7 69,000 TWINEAGLES 11989 Heather Woods Court Paul Koch 30 5.586.5309 premiersir.com/id/214058257 $6 99,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 228 Cheshire Way Jane Bond 23 9.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/214060038 $6 50,000 LONGSHORE LAKE 4896 Shearwater Lane Patrick OConnor 239 .293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214065378 $585 ,000 TIBURON Castillo III #101 Mark Maran/Gordie Lazich 239.777.3301 premiersir.com/id/214050824 $489,900 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6570 Daniels Road Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214063298 $4,399,000 PARK SHORE 315 Pirates Bight Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214055933 $4 ,295,000 premiersothebysrealty.comWe proudly present a selection of our residences along Floridas Gulf Coast.
ISLAND WALK 5901 Bermuda Lane Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 premiersir.com/id/214039302 $465,000 STERLING OAKS 1330 Old Oak Lane Diane Solomon 30 1.343.5585 premiersir.com/id/214057475 $4 49,000 NAPLES PARK 821 101st Avenue North Filippo Mastrocola 23 9.370.2319 premiersir.com/id/214063193 $3 59,000 VANDERBILT BEACH 434 Conners Avenue V.K. Melhado 23 9.216.6400 premiersir.com/id/214053285 $2 ,398,900 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Yacht Racquet #201 Jon Peter Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214050512 $6 79,000 VANDERBILT BEACH 245 Heron Avenue Ruth Trettis 23 9.571.6760 premiersir.com/id/214048586 $650,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Bay #211 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 premiersir.com/id/213508100 $649,000 MARCO ISLAND 850 Sea Dune Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214012064 $3 ,000,000 MARCO ISLAND 1251 Marlin Court Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214063060 $2 ,725,000 MARCO ISLAND 1411 Buttereld Court Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214053912 $2,500,000 MARCO ISLAND 730 Hull Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214054181 $2,350,000 MARCO ISLAND Belize #1104 Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/212039528 $2,0 49,000 MARCO ISLAND 631 Inlet Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/213513909 $2 ,000,000 MARCO ISLAND Royal Marco Point I #17 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214035520 $1,400,000 MARCO ISLAND 1221 Stone Court Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 premiersir.com/id/212026671 $1,349,500 MARCO ISLAND 616 Waterside Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/211524107 $1 ,250,000 MARCO ISLAND 1224 Orange Court Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214065332 $1, 012,500 MARCO ISLAND 930 Hyacinth Court Darlene Roddy 23 9.404.0685 premiersir.com/id/214034587 $9 49,000 MARCO ISLAND 50 Peach Court Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214066282 $75 0,000 MARCO ISLAND Duchess I #403 Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214065185 $715,000 MARCO ISLAND 248 Shadowridge Court Roe Tamagni 239.398.1222 premiersir.com/id/214063953 $650,000 MARCO ISLAND 1241 Bluehill Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214011818 $6 40,000 MARCO ISLAND 691 Partridge Court Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214046240 $5 69,700 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #1409 Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214046870 $466 ,700 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #1008 Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/214019222 $4 55,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #4 Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214054838 $400,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #203 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214019290 $379,700 FIDDLERS CREEK 8532 Bellagio Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214056571 $1, 195,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8508 Bellagio Drive Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/212039626 $9 97,500 FIDDLERS CREEK 8504 Bellagio Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/213510912 $8 75,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 3299 Hyacinth Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214057092 $817 ,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214010244 $599,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 9048 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/212033141 $597,500 FIDDLERS CREEK Menaggio #202 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214025564 $5 50,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8948 Cherry Oaks Trail ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/213513130 $5 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Montreux #104 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/213505258 $449,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214004669 $449,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #202 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214008317 $4 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Marengo #204 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214054221 $4 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #201 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/208034226 $4 42,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cherry Oaks #101 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 23 9.213.7445 premiersir.com/id/214027312 $37 9,500 FIDDLERS CREEK Montreux #203 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214000951 $350,000 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY 1254 Waggle Way Marybeth Brooks 23 9.272.6867 premiersir.com/id/214028817 $4 ,200,000 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