www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 32 FREEWEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 CLUB NOTES A15 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A17 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 BUSINESS MEETINGS B3 NETWORKING B5, B7 HOUSE HUNTING B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 BOOK REVIEW C8 PUZZLES C12 FILM REVIEW C15 ANTIQUES C18 INSIDE Having a ballThe Magnolia Ball for NCH, and more Society photos. C2427 Salute to veteransPhotos from Colllier County Veterans Councils annual Memorial Day service. A21 The new NanciesArts writer Nancy Stetson looks back at her favorites from the past season. C1 Cash is still kingInvestors dominate local housing market. B1 DENNIS GUYITT / COURTESY PHOTOS Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida welcomed a purebred golden named Joy and her mixed-breed puppy, Nika, to America on Saturday, May 23, with a greeting committee at Angel Animal Hospital in North Naples. The dogs had been flown into Miami earlier that day following collaboration with rescuers in South Korea in a mission that was a month in the works. GRRSWF is seeking to raise awareness about the plight of dogs in Korea. Before being rescued, Joy was found chained behind an abandoned warehouse, Let the cat out of the bag. Dont rock the boat, or burn your bridges. The bigger they are the harder they fall. Squeeze your women and hold your whiskey. Bite the bullet and hold your tongue. Dont pass the buck, just pay the piper. Dont bite off more than you can chew. If you cant stand the heat, get out the kitchen. There are two sides to every story. Two wrongs dont make a right. Has the cat has got your tongue? Dont count your chickens before theyve hatched. SEE RESCUE, A18 Rescue group welcomes two retrievers from KoreaBY CATHY COTTRILLFlorida Weekly Correspondent WORDUPWSTORY BY ROGER WILLIAMS RWILLIAMS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMHEN IT COMES TO THE BIG FORGE of English expressions, where the hammer of individual lives meets the anvil of language, we all hail from the same place: the land of aphorism. The country of adage. The kingdom of sayings, apothegms, bywords, epigrams, maxims, proverbs and old saws, all of them born somewhere west of Cornwall (England) and east of Cupertino (California) either there, or north of Melbourne (Australia) and south of Manitoba (Canada).SEE WORD, A8
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 Bring Your Highest Expectations LIVINGSTON ROADPINE RIDGE ROAD EXIT 107WHIPPORWILL LANE N COMMENTARY War talkNot too long ago, someone put up a Facebook post that recounted a conversation the Fox television pundit and political columnist Bill OReilly had with a Fox news commentator, retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. He spent years working in Army intelligence in Germany, and has since written novels and articles about our enemies in the world. The post went like this: When Bill OReilly asked Lt. Col. Ralph Peters what his strategy would be to defeat the jihad, he said: You go wherever in the world the terrorists are and you kill them, you do your best to exterminate them, and then you leave behind smoking ruins and crying widows. What do you think of his answer? The final query was followed by a long string of enthusiastic replies from people who saw the post and agreed lets go kill those people, and not just kill them but leave their civilization in smoking ruins and their widows crying. By lets by the brash suggestion, we should go find and kill every last one of those *!!*##! bastards the fervent servants of Kick-Ass-and-Take-Names probably didnt mean themselves. In the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, less than one percent of Americans served. That was even after 9/11, when the doors to military recruiting offices hung wide open. The first war (Afghanistan) was a reaction, initiated to go find and kill Osama bin Laden. The second war was an action, initiated based on false claims made to the American people by then President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. What they knew is no longer a matter of debate; its now clear that both men lied to Americans in claiming Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. A significant percentage of those who didnt volunteer to serve in either of our 21st century wars are certainly willing to enjoy backyard barbecues beneath American flags on Memorial Day or July 4, and to insist that we go hunt down the bad guys and obliterate them. Sure. If theyre terrorists and theyre killing us, American forces should be ordered into battle. Not many dispute that, and neither do I. But it was the last part of Lt. Col. Peters comment, the more emotional smoking ruins and crying widows part, that caught my attention. It rang like the bell of war, pealing romantically from the distant heart of Western Civilization and the ancient battles at Marathon and Salamis in 490 B.C. and 480 B.C., respectively, where smaller Greek units defeated the great navies and armies of the Persians. And it rang across the millennia right through the minds and hearts of baby boomers like Col. Peters and me, along with Generation Xers and even Millennials. We are the children and grandchildren of World War II veterans who stopped the horde again, this time uniformed as Nazis or the armies and navies of the Rising Sun rather than Persians. That sentiment has a long history not only in word but deed. Julius Caesar, for example, recounts in his book The Conquest of Gaul, how he did what Lt. Col. Peters prescribes 2,000 years later or something very like it. In one case, when a fortified German town failed to surrender to the Roman army after he told them to, he disarmed and gathered all the men and boys, led them out in front of their wives and mothers, and had their right arms cut off. Ten thousand of them. Col. Peters words had the ring of a Caesar or a Gen. George S. Patton, who apparently believed hed been born again and again as a soldier to witness and then leave the battlefields of history in smoking ruins. Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge, Gen. Patton once said. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood. But Americans have two weapons that few other nations or cultures have ever wielded in such abundance and capacity, and only one is that fighting combination of ferocity and technology joined with duty, that the Pattons and the Peterss count on. The other the weapon that proves far more powerful, more effective, but also more difficult to use is talk. Talk and trade and restraint, not toward terrorists but toward the surrounding people, the ones who might become widows or orphans or even the passive go-alongs, those who behave just like so many German civilians did 75 years ago. They watched trains of prisoners roll right through their towns toward the camps. They saw the smoke rising from the ovens. And they let it go, just as many civilians in North Africa do while watching ISIS atrocities. In Europe and the Pacific, we were smart enough to employ the second weapon we wield, starting in 1945, when we could have destroyed those cultures with the first. And now we have had seven subsequent decades of unprecedented peace in those places. But we are now facing international problems that, if not precisely analogous, bear many of the same thorny characteristics. So when Lt. Col. Peters and others like him respond to our most difficult challenges with battle-hungry fist-pumping, I understand. I can feel the same way. But I want to hear them pump the other fist as well, the talk-first-and-last fist, because it carries an even bigger knockout punch: the peace punch. Not the crying-widows punch. And when I dont hear that when I dont see a willingness both to fight and talk in our leaders or their advisors I begin to fear them. T t o t b i roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state The rail fantasyThe Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the countys infrastructure. They didnt even wait to know what was the cause of the tragedy to take to the airwaves and recite the usual litany of laments for our crumbling infrastructure and our lack of high-speed rail. What these advocates rarely do is take account of Amtrak as it actually exists. It is a test case of a highly subsidized (and politicized) rail system. Hideously inefficient and wasteful, Amtrak is rail brought to you by the federal government, with the results about what you would expect. Amtrak is the DMV in an Uber world. All told, the taxpayers pour about $1 billion into it a year. Amtraks unionized employees made on average more than $90,000 a year in wages and benefits as of a couple of years ago. Outside of the Northeast and a few other places, it serves uneconomical routes that account for the bulk of its losses (although Congress insists on those routes for political reasons). Amtrak cant even sell food and drink to a captive audience at a profit. It loses $80 million a year on its food service. If Amtrak is the future of American transit, American transit has no future. Yet visions of high-speed rail dance in the heads of liberal rail enthusiasts, who believe that what we need is Amtrak, only more so. President Barack Obama is a devotee, urging on the country to match the high-speed rails of Europe and Asia and backing his vision with billions in federal dollars. The problem with high-speed rail in the U.S. is that few places outside the Northeast have the population density to support it, so the economics dont work. High-speed rail is one thing in densely populated Japan; it is another thing altogether in the sprawling continental United States. Although its not as glamorous, we already have an extensive transit system that can take people door to door pretty much anyplace they want to go i.e., roads. If people dont want to drive between cities, they have the option of buses, which are cheaper than trains even if they dont have the same romance. And, of course, airplanes are faster than trains. Randal OToole of the libertarian Cato Institute points out that the travel patterns of Americans dont support the soaring ambitions of the passenger-rail enthusiasts. As of 2012, highways accounted for 87 percent of passenger travel and airlines 12 percent, but Amtrak only .14 percent. Its not as though the country cant do rail. Its just that we are good at moving goods rather than people. Our freightrail system is world-class. Deregulated by the 1980 Staggers Rail Act, the freight sector has benefited from abundant private investment. Cheap and efficient, freight rail is doing booming business. No one brags about freight rail, though, because it lacks the appeal of grandiose public infrastructure projects and doesnt entail envy of France. Amtrak may be many things, but it is emphatically not an argument for more government investment in passenger rail. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINION i y a c i o A rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINIONStatus of Women: Florida earns a D BY BRENDA TATEPresident of the Womens Foundation of Southwest Florida What happened when you came home from school with a low grade on your report card? Many of us experienced a team of nurturing parents, teachers and tutors supporting us to get our grades back on track. Everyone assured us we could do better if we tried a little harder, even if we delayed the inevitable by hiding our report card in the freezer like Beverly Clearys beloved 8-yearold fictional character, Ramona Quimby. The Status of Women in the States 2015 report was just released by the Institute for Womens Policy Research. The report analyzes data related to womens population, diversity, achievement, autonomy, employment, income, health and well-being. Florida received a disappointing D. Very concerning is that Florida ranks almost last in the labor force participation rate for women and ranks last of all the states for percentage of women with health insurance. At The Womens Foundation of Southwest Florida, we feel like a very concerned and nurturing parent when presented with this report card on the status of women in Florida. I know we can do better to improve the status of Floridas women and girls. Did you know in Southwest Florida: Eighty-five percent of the women earn less than $50,000. Women own only 26 percent of all businesses. Less than 10 percent of corporate board positions are held by women. Southwest Florida is not represented by a woman in the U.S. Congress. Almost 50 percent of femaleheaded families with children under five live in poverty. Less than 14 percent of women ages 25-34 years have earned a bachelors degree. More than 65 percent of the calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center are about sex trafficking and more than 80 percent of those involve women and children. While many of us have an understanding of the uneven educational, social and economic playing field facing women and girls living in developing nations, far fewer of us have internalized the knowledge that gender inequality is alive and well in our own backyards. We must learn more to formulate strategies for the allocation of resources for women and girls. Some improvements will be relatively straightforward, like seeing more qualified women holding elected and appointed policy positions in Florida. Other improvements are more complex, like evaluating the economic impact of girls having babies before completing their education and likely facing a lifetime of poverty. And what about the significant number of Floridas women over 65 living in poverty, much higher than the national average, without access to adequate health care? Reports like the Status of Women 2015 are effective tools to inform and influence public dialogue and policy of the issues facing women in our community, reaffirming the work that needs to be done. The Womens Foundation works locally and within the Florida Womens Funding Alliance, an affinity group of Florida Philanthropic Network, to support current best practices, identify gaps and shifting needs of women in our Southwest Florida communities and beyond. To help, join The Womens Foundation SMART Party 2.0 from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Richlin International showrooms at Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Road. in Estero. This tech-driven event is designed to raise funds to address needs of women and girls in SWFL. For more information or to view the report, visit smartswfl.org. Lets not hide this disappointing report card in the freezer like Ramona. Its time to activate nurturing and pro-active teams who know that Florida can do better. Together we can provide the resources and support to move that grade from a D to an A+. TATE
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 PROFILES IN PARADISEPromoting health and dignity for seniors in the Medicaid gap Floridians who would benefit from Medicaid expansion cant afford private insurance, but theyre not poor enough to qualify for Floridas current Medicaid program. State politicians who oppose Medicaid expansion say theyre not comfortable relying on the federal government to make good on promises to foot the vast majority of the bill. In Collier County, we are fortunate to have the Senior Friendship Health Center providing medical and dental services for seniors who are in the Medicaid gap and are without any health insurance. The minimal cost is based on a sliding scale depending on income. Last year, there were more than 4,000 patient visits at the center, which since 1985 has operated with a staff of volunteer retired physicians, dentists and nurses. Its mission is to promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging for those who are less fortunate. Six years ago, however, the Senior Friendship Health Center was having financial difficulties and was about to go out of business. Wayne Mullican was asked to help, and since then the center has become his passion. He serves on the advisory board for the Clinic in Naples and on the board of trustees for the Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota. Wayne grew up in Frederick, Md., living with a foster family from age 6-16 because his mother was not able to care for him. He saw his father frequently, and went to live with him when he turned 16. Wayne graduated from Frederick High School and the University of Maryland, earning a bachelors degree in business and public administration. Upon graduation, he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the USAF, serving five years before going to work for the Westvaco Corp in New York City. He spent 20 years with Westvaco, where his final position was as national sales manager for the companys Virginia Folding Box Division in Richmond, Va. Wayne then formed Gravure Packaging with several other packaging professionals and served as chairman and COO. When it sold 10 years later to Adolf Coors Technologies, Wayne went there as vice president of sales and marketing. He retired in 2001 as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Wayne and his wife Susan have been married for 24 years and have two daughters and three grandchildren. Aside from spending time raising money for the Senior Friendship Health Center, Wayne enjoys golf, fishing, music and reading. He is a member of Greater Naples Leadership and past treasurer and a former trustee of the NCH Healthcare System. For the past four years, he has served as commissioner of the Governors Commission for Community Service (Volunteer Florida). Through Champions For Learning, he is mentoring a freshman boy at Golden Gate High School. The Senior Friendship Health Center depends on donations, grants and volunteers to keep the door open. To learn how you can help, email Executive Director Allie Harrison at email@example.com. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at bobharden.com. w h s w a U bobHARDEN firstname.lastname@example.org Talking points with Wayne MullicanMentor(s): My Aunt Rose Evans when I was a child. Major Ranald Adams when I was in the United States Air Force. He rose to lieutenant general. I learned more about leadership from him than anyone Ive ever worked for since.As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Am F-106 pilot. It didnt work out, but I got close being the ight line maintenance of cer for 36 F101s.High school job: I worked three nights a week and all day Saturday for the American Store Company (Acme) as a bagger, checker and shelf stocker. It made me independent.One thing on your bucket list: Visit Normandy, France, which will happen in June.Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I were a better golfer.What makes you laugh? A good joke and silly sitcoms like Seinfeld and The King of Queens.Guilty pleasure: Imbibing with good friends.Advice for your grandkids: Enjoy your youth. Study hard and work hard. Get involved.Best thing about grandkids: Holding them as infants. Watching them mature and sharing their lives.Last book you read: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.Something youll never understand: Why the federal government promotes identity theft by using our Social Security numbers for Medicare insurance and the corresponding cards.Pet peeve: Punctuality.Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: I used to play guitar and sing. Now Im lucky if I can remember the lyrics.What are you most proud of? Helping others when in need.What the Paradise Coast really needs: I believe there is an abundance of 501(c)(3)s in Collier County and that our residents would be better served by consolidating several of them for better ef ciency and fundraising.Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The weather.What you miss about the Paradise Coast when youre away: The lifestyle and many friendly people.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 Not my cup of tea. When pigs learn to fly. When the cows come home. As dull as dishwater. Nickel-and-dime you to death. Sweet as apple cider. In for a penny, in for a pound. Hotter than the hinges of hell. Colder than a well-diggers ass in the Klondike. Damn you, Jack, as long as I swim. Home, James, and dont spare the horses. The baby has its mothers features and its fathers fixtures. To hell and gone. Thin as a rail. Living the life of Riley. His goose is cooked. In between the devil and the deep blue sea. A day late and a dollar short. Between a rock and a hard place. Fit as a fiddle. The well has run dry.Old saws and new ones, too. The language, after all, is the parent to our understanding. As our greatest adagemaker once said about the evolution of such a parent: of his bones are coral made; those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, but doth suffer a sea change into something rich, and strange. A sea change, as Shakespeare put it, is what Florida Weekly acknowledges this week, as we repay our debt to English by chasing some of its bright and inexplicable threads its eccentric similes and sun-in-your-eyes metaphors through the grand fabric of the language. And what better place to start than the American South, and in particular the region we inhabit where fishing, farming, cow-hunting and child rearing were, until recently, all of a part? Our native aphorists, it seems, have been busier than a two-headed cat in a fish house, an expression the Fort Myers-based poet Sara Fitzpatrick Comito heard tell just the other day, when it dropped neatly off the lips of a 20th Circuit Court judge. It was a new one on me, but it will easily find its way into my lexicon, she says. Into ours, too, where it joins a few other expressions we know and sometimes lose sight of. But here they are, sometimes so close right in front of our noses, in fact that if they were snakes, theyd bite us. We know, for example, that if you feed your children, theyll look like you, and peas and collards are goodern gravy. By the time youre done, youll be full as a tick and as bright as the sun. We must be butter cause were on a roll. Aphorisms often come with a pinch of humor, which makes them more appealing to the masses, according to literary devices.net. If you dont consider yourself one of the masses, youd best stop reading now, because well be bustin a few caps that is, well be sharing a few more local, regional, national and international aphorisms, below not to mention personal ones which might make us as dangerous as a Redneck in a pick-up. Every one of them carries at least a molecule or two of universal truth, in a map-defying, time-ignoring, degreedont-count festival of fine words, slapped together with wit and brevity. When it comes to these regional Americanisms, every man and woman is a poet, mostly anonymous. The origins are obscure, and as Sanibel-based poet Joe Pacheco points out by quoting Robert Graves, not worth much more than truth: Theres no money in poetry, he explains, and theres no poetry in money.ParticlarsMaybe not, unless youre a poetsongwriter with the gift of gab and the sense to ride it, like Tommy Lee Cook. Way out in the center of Lee County, on Buckingham Road, youll find Mr. Cook and his band, The Wild Bunch. Sometimes they play this song by Mr. Cook, born in Virginia and raised here, off a recording of his songs: Whatchu gone do bout that. Its no sweat off your back to get there from Naples or Port Charlotte, and hear it at his very own Buckingham Bar & Grill just take the Interstate to State Road 80, 80 east to Buckingham Road, and Buckingham Road south a few miles. A storyteller and author, and a friend of The New York Times crossword puzzle master Will Shortz, Mr. Cook is fascinated by language, and by aphorisms in particular, he says, which is why he filled the song with such as these: Let the cat out of the bag, did you? Somebody better call up the dogs. My momma told me, mind your own bizness. And if you cant say sumpin, don say nuthin at all. Dont rock the boat, or burn your bridges, and the bigger they are the harder they fall. Squeeze your women and hold your whiskey. Bite the bullet and hold your tongue. Dont pass the buck, just pay the piper. Make sure youre gone before the early birds come and dont bite off more than you can chew. Like a fish out of water or a monkey on your back, whatchu gone do about that? My momma told me, dont play with matches. If you dont start a fire, you wont get burned, and if you cant stand the heat, get out the kitchen. There are two sides to every story, and Two wrongs dont make it right. Shes a smooth operator with a smokin gun. Has the cat has got your tongue? Dont count your chickens before they hatch, and dont use nine lives trying to skin that cat.WORDSFrom page 1 SOME OF OUR FAVORITE SAYINGS AND APHORISMS THAT SUGGEST BOTH OLD AND NEW FROM BILL KILPATRICK, A FORMER EDITOR OF SEVERAL NATIONAL MAGAZINES, A JOURNALIST, NOVELIST AND MEMOIRIST. PIGS FLYING
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 NEWS A9 Sara Fitzpatrick Comito, a talented and promising poet writing in the American vernacular, lives in Southwest Florida. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, she switched majors from music to English because naturally, writers enjoy greater job security than classical singers, she explains. While good old New England sarcasm is my mother tongue, I really have been fortunate to (work) in my chosen field as a writer both in public relations, and (like Wallace Stevens, who worked in the insurance industry for money), as a poet. Here, Ms. Comito reflects on aphorisms, addages and poetry, sharing one of her works with Florida Weekly. I found an interesting website: All aphorisms, all the time is the tagline for the blog curated by a Mr. James Geary, and seems a fine outpost on the road to Internet-based distraction. Actually, there are quite a few websites dedicated to the animal. My now-husband is a naturalized Floridian, having moved from Ohio to the Sunshine State in 1987 (Im a mere novice transplant of the class of 2001). When we met he taught me quite a few choice phrases: More nervous than a long-tailed cat in a roomful of rocking chairs, for instance, and many that would likely not pass editorial muster for your papers gentle readership. A friend made me laugh a few years ago by referring to a situation that was more messed up than a box full of wire hangers. To me, these types of aphorisms, which have a Southern feel both owing to their folksy quality and country-and-western musical cadence, serve as a way to provide universality to an experience. They take an observation by one person and equate it to a concrete experience that everyone can relate to. Its a way to extend empathy, too, without falling down the I know how you feel rabbit hole. And its a humorous way to diffuse the emotional charge in a situation. You mention Shakespeare. What he did with his invented phrases wasnt much different from the aforementioned nuggets, except that we have a paper trail and can attribute such phrases to him. He had different metaphors at his disposal, wasnt a country music fan, and entertained different expectations of what his audience would understand and latch onto. Consider Cassius exclamation in Julius Caesar: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings. Good old Will encapsulated something big, using something small and in a completely novel way. These two small lines enable readers even now to be able wrap our little heads around something so much bigger than we are. Thats kind of my motivation in writing poetry. I like to take concepts that are troubling, far-fetched, wondrous or singular, and encode them in bits of wordstuff. Take, for instance, my poem Sargasso (originally published in the Word Swell anthology my thanks to editor Tantra Bensko). Here I take the universal theme of attempting to know ones own heart, and bring in a cast of characters and a trunkful of props slaves, an isolated sea surrounded by ocean, birds to bring an answer to a big question that otherwise would have been too big for little old me to answer. In that way, I guess I use language like a child would use dolls to navigate unfamiliar territory and ultimately make stuff up. In short, if you can call them aphorisms, I use them to codify something in a way thats never been done before. I hope I am successful. Sargasso My heart is shadows of clouds, thin vapors hiding the sun. My heart is horizon, a peeling back of the skin of day, and the beach for a soft landing. It is the duress of slaves on a ship or it is the oars and the whip. Am I compelled to or from you? You are neither destination nor origin but Sargasso, a swirling eye of ocean, that confounds the efforts of all my sweating, displaced natives, huge men they are, my heart, plucked from an ignorant Eden. You are all Coriolis and seaweed. I am all faulty navigation: earnest haste thickly mired. My heart is hummingbird wings all slowed down. To browse the hyperlinked archive of Ms. Comitos published poetry, go here: saracomito.wordpress.com/publications/ Sanibel-based poet Joe Pacheco was born and raised on 13th street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, where language sparked around him like a live wire. I was fascinated by this expression when I was a kid, he recalls: same difference. How could something be the same and different? I had no idea what it meant or what it was. And now he does, in this poem about an oxymoron so useful that its become part of common speech, like the phrase, six of one, half-dozen of the other. Pantoum of the Same DifferenceIts the same difference everywhere: No one is ever who he wants to be, Everyone thinks he is someone else And anyone can do it better than he. No one is ever who he wants to be Till someone tells him what he wants to hear: That anyone can do it better than he And teach no one what he needs to know. Now someone tells him what he wants to hear: Dont ever listen to anyone else Telling no one that what he needs to know Wont hurt anyone if no one cares. So no one listens to anyone else Because everyone thinks he is someone else And it doesnt hurt that no one will care: Its the same difference everywhere. Of words and poems: A different look at words we choose The Shakespeare connectionIn some cases in many cases, as it turns out our favorite handle-grips in the language go back to William Shakespeare, who wrote poems and plays for audiences in which many could not read. It may be that the oral language is a more fertile ground for proverbs and aphorisms than the written language, simply because people who rely on speech and sound can cling to them immediately, and use them frequently. It might also be true that Shakespeare was the most elegant of craftsmen when it comes to language. In a few short words, he could serve us up a dish fit for the gods, from the 1601 play Julius Caesar, in which he described how the conspirators who killed the Roman emperor should present his corpse in public. Here are some others from the master, compiled with many more youll recognize and you might even use from time to time, at phrases.org.uk: A foregone conclusion (from Othello, 1604). All corners of the world (Cymbeline, 1611). Alls well that ends well (from the play of that name, but Shakespeare got it, apparently, from John Heywood, who published something in 1546 with this title: A dialogue conteinying the nomber in effect of all the prouerbs in the English tongue, which begins, Lovers live by love, and ends, alls well that ends well). All that glitters is not gold (from The Merchant of Venice, 1586, in which he wrote glisters which was changed by popular use later, to glitters). Dead as a doornail (this dates back to a French poem translated to English in the middle of the 14th century, which Shakespeare picked up in King Henry VI, part 2, in 1592). There are many others, of course: a ministering angel. Pure as the driven snow. At one fell swoop. Brevity is the soul of wit. Come what come may. Eaten out of house and home. Fight fire with fire. Forever and a day. Give the devil his due. Hoist by your own petard. In the twinkling of an eye. By concluding a list only so long, we give our greatest phrase-maker short shrift. Thats a spare and muscular phrase chased down through time and straight out of the old country into the New World, by the authors of this collection, this way: Shrift? Not a word you hear every day. In fact, apart from this expression, it is now so rarely used that its hard to think of a shrift that isnt short. The verb form, shrive, is now almost a forgotten antique. A shrift is a penance (a prescribed penalty) imposed by a priest in a confession, in order to provide absolution, often when the confessor was near to death. In the 17th century, criminals were sent to the scaffold immediately after sentencing and only had time for a short shrift before being hanged. Shakespeare was the first to write it down, in Richard III, 1594. RATCLIFF: Dispatch, my lord; the Duke would be at dinner: Make a short shrift, he longs to see your head. It doesnt appear again in print until 1814, Scotts Lord of the Isles: Short were his shrift in that debate, if Lorn encounterd Bruce! That seems an uncommonly long time to wait for a phrase that is regular use. We can assume that, given the gap, the phrase wasnt part of the language in Shakespeares day, or for sometime afterwards, and that he coined it himself. Some sources cite it as 4th century, but neglect to offer any evidence to support that. It didnt migrate across the Atlantic quickly, either. The first citation there is from the Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, August, 1841: The negroes were to be tried Wednesday, and it was believed that a short shrift and a speedy doom would be awarded to the guilty. Like many an English aphorism, the phrase is both vivid, and stubborn as stubborn as a mule. But thats the way the cookie crumbles. Thanks for help in this story must be accorded to many, including the following: members of the Facebook group True Florida Cracker. Amy Bennett Williams, a senior writer at The News-Press and wife of Florida Weekly writer Roger Williams; former editor of many publications, writer and memoirist Bill Kilpatrick; teacher and author Charlotte Gomez-Lippincott; and archivist and historian Woody Hanson, among others. BITING THE BULLET COUNTING A CHICKEN (BEFORE HATCHED)
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 The Founders Fund at Club Pelican Bay awarded $216,000 in renewable scholarships to 27 local students this year. Each student receives a four-year scholarship in the amount of $8,000 to help pay college and post high-school education expenses. Recipients must maintain a B average or better in their studies in order to receive $2,000 each year. This years recipients, plus the 83 students already in The Founders Fund program, bring the total to 110 students who will receive scholarships this fall. The annual budget needed to distribute scholarships is more than $220,000, which is raised through a golf event held every other year along with donations from Club Pelican Bay members and support from generous of local businesses. Since its founding in 1991, The Founders Fund has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to more than 600 local students. The 2015 scholarship recipients are: Barron Collier High School: Isis Gomez, Brianna Holmes, Sydney Luciana and Sean Nash Everglades High School: Mark Brown Jr. and Savannah Ogelsby Golden Gate High School: Melissa Alamo Gulf Coast High School: Elizabeth Roux Immokalee High School: Lesly Alvarado, Edwin Herard, Leslie Mancilla, Lynecee Romelus and Norma Vega Lely High School: Anatalie Dantes, Kenny Igarza and Kevin LopezFounders Fund at Club Pelican Bay awards 27 scholarships COURTESY PHOTOSThe 2015 Founders Fund scholarship recipients at the Club Pelican Bay ice-cream social. Savannah Oglesby, Mark Brown, Kevin Lopez and Karen Pulte Brian Davenport and Eleazar Davenport
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CLUB NOTES Pearls of Naples is a club for women offering monthly luncheons with speakers, excursions to local venues, theaters, art galleries and restaurants. Women who want to form lasting friendships and have fun with other women are welcome to learn more by visiting pearlsofnaples.org (click on how to join) or by emailing the membership chairman at email@example.com. The Collier County Stamp Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Naples Airport Office Building, 200 Aviation Drive. The next meeting is May 28. Stamp trading will follow the program. All stamp enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, call 348-9845. The Gulf Breeze Button Club, whose members collect and study antique clothing buttons, meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. The next meeting is June 2. Guests are always welcome. B uttons from several members collections are currently on display at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. For more information, call 682-6117. 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 June 6 and 20. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email dcritchie@ comcast.net. Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at Interstate-75. The next meetings are June 9 and 23. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 10670-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is June 10. Members also serve a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. Admission for $5 includes pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage and orange juice. All proceeds benefit the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The next breakfast is June 14. EAA The Naples EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit eaa1067.com. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. Guests and new members are always welcome. The next meeting is June 11. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. The Rev. Rafael Cruz, the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon sponsored by the Womens Republican Club of Naples Federated from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Tiburon. The Mens Republican Club of Collier County will join the womens group for a celebration of Fathers Day. The Rev. Cruz was born in Cuba. As a teenager, he fought President Batistas regime, was imprisoned and tortured. He came to the United States, worked while he studied at the University of Texas and then built a successful small business. Tickets are $25. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 598-9833 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Sigma Chi alumnae chapter meets for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Pelican Bay Club. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 239-5239 or emailing email@example.com. The chapter will meet again in July but not in August. The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the VFW Post 7721, 800 Neffs Way in Naples. The next meeting is June 15. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is Jack Hogan of Naples. For more information, visit ussvi.org/base/ naples.asp. Pi Beta Phi alumnae in Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island are invited to a social mixer from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Wine Loft in Mercato. For reservations or more information, call Connie Kindsvater at 249-4969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Democratic Womens Club of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month in the Walden Oaks Professional Center, 6710 Lone Oak Blvd. The next meeting is June 20. For more information, email email@example.com. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets Thursday, June 18, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. Members are invited to bring orchids from their collections for judging. An orchid raffle will also be held. Admission to the meeting is free for all, and guests are always welcome. The alliance welcomes donations of out-of-bloom or unwanted orchids, which members use for educational purposes. Free pick up is available and can be arranged by calling 498-9741. For more information about the alliance, visit gulfcoastorchidalliance.com. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. The next meeting is June 18. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit pflagnaples. org. The Solo Women Travel Group meets at 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Naples. All are welcome to share their travel experiences and travel wish list. The next meeting is June 20. For more information, call Barb Garrett at (305) 664-9202. The Naples Civitan Club meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road and on the fourth Wednesday of the month at varying locations. The next meetings are June 10 and 24. For more information, call 774-2623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Marco Island Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meetings are June 9 and 23. For locations, call Anthony DeLucia at 285-6785 or email marcoislandcivitanclub2014@yahoo. com. The international service club focuses on assisting people with developmental disabilities and finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 2984083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 QAQ: A: John Giglio President, CEO Freedom Boat Club 300 Boats 14Area Locationsfreedomboatclub.com Do boat clubs offer boats for rent or purchase? There s a difference between a boat club, rental operator and new/used boat dealer. Each offers a great service to boaters, but each has its own unique focus, advantages and benefits. Boat clubs are designed for folks who want to access a versatile fleet of boats on a regular basis, at an affordable cost of entry. Freedom Boat Club has 320+ late model boats in SW Florida and 850 nationwide. Y members have reciprocal access to 86 locations in 19 states, including 14 in SW Florida! FBC provides free boat training through Coast Guard licensed captains. W boats, but we do take trades toward membership. Boat rental operators rent boats, often in tourist destinations. Their focus is to make a boat available for one time or occasional usage. If the type and condition of the matter, the rental option may be your best bet. Boat dealers sell new and/or used boats. If you plan to boat frequently and prefer to outfit yourself, ownership will make the most sense. Analyze the amount of time you plan to boat and the costs of ownership including storage, maintenance and service. 877.804.0402 Traffic deputies are on the roadHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of June 1-5: Monday, June 1 Pine Ridge Road at Pine Ridge Middle School: Aggressive driving Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Naples Lakes Boulevard: Aggressive driving Vanderbilt Beach Road and Oakes Boulevard: Speeding Tuesday, June 2 U.S. 41 North and Retreat Drive: Speeding Santa Barbara Boulevard at Calusa Park Elementary: Speeding Collier and Green boulevards: Red-light running Wednesday, June 3 Airport-Pulling Road and Naples Boulevard: Red-light running Victory Lane at Palmetto Ridge High School: Speeding U.S. 41 East and Sandpiper Road: Speeding Thursday, June 4 Golden Gate and Coronado parkways: Red-light running Davis Boulevard and Airport-Pulling Road: Red-light running Immokalee Road and I-75 northbound exit: Speeding Friday, June 5 Livingston Road and Veterans Memorial Boulevard: Aggressive driving Goodlette-Frank Road and Creekside Boulevard: Aggressive driving Collier Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road: Speeding Classes designed for older driversAARP 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: Tuesday, June 9: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Germain Toyota 13315 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 269-6050. Thursday, June 11: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples; 732-5310. Thursday, June 11: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Marco Island Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; (734) 968-3105. Tuesday, June 16: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 269-6050. Thursday, June 18: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Germain Toyota, 13315 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 269-6050. Visually impaired children can sign up for free summer campLighthouse of Collier will hold its sixth annual free summer camp for blind and visually impaired children July 6-31. Sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. A picnic and awards ceremony takes place Saturday, Aug. 1. Camp headquarters are at the Girl Scout House, at 601 Park St. in Naples. Weekly field trips that include paddle boarding and tennis lessons are part of the schedule. Camp activities also include music, crafts and large-print playing cards and board games. Campers will learn about magnifiers, talking watches, Braille and state-of-the-art equipment that assists the blind and visually impaired. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided along with daily lunches for the campers and volunteers. The free camp is made possible thanks to donations from American Comfort Limousines, Betsy and Dale Peck, Naples Children & Education Foundation, Special Needs Childrens Fund, Karleen Putnam, Wasmer, Shroeder & Co. and United Way of Collier County. In addition, programming sponsors are The Naples Zoo, The Home Depot, the Naples Art Association, Naples Botanical Gardens, Greater Naples YMCA, City of Naples Fire and Rescue, Sun-N-Fun Lagoon and Old Naples Surf Shop. Volunteers to help at camp sessions are needed. To sign up as a camper or for information about volunteer opportunities, call Kaitie Schlehr at Lighthouse of Collier, 430-3934. For information about other services and programs offered by the nonprofit to foster independence and enhance the quality of life for blind and visually impaired adults and children in the community, visit lighthouseofcollier.org. Free Vacation Bible School scheduledCovenant Church of Naples/PCA holds Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 through entering sixth grade Monday through Friday, June 22-26. Sessions are from 8:45 a.m. to noon. The SonSpark Labs curriculum focuses on a week of laboratory adventures and activities including songs, skits, crafts and games. Attendance is free. To sign up or for more information, call 597-3464 or visit covenantnaples.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 A17 The Arlington Information Center and Model The Arlington of Naples welcomes people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. A Lutheran Life Community Serving seniors and their families for more than a century. Call or stop by today and see for yourself. Whether you want to dip your toes or dive right in, our retirement counselors are here to answer all your questions. To schedule a personal appointment, call (239) 206-2646. Retirement. Great art classAmong the requirements of Visual Arts 104A at the University of California, San Diego is that, for the final exam, students would make a presentation while nude, in a darkened room. Professor Ricardo Dominguez (who would also be nude for the finals) told KGTV in May that a nude gesture was indeed required (and disclosed to students in the first class) as a performance of self, a standard canvas for performance art and body art. After an inquiry by KGTV, the department chairman announced that nakedness would not be required for course credit even though professor Dominguez said in his 11 years teaching the course, no student had ever complained before. The litigious society Sapearya Sao, then 25 and sober that night in 2013 in Portland, Ore., was rammed by a drunk hit-and-run driver (Nathan Wisbeck), who later rammed another drunk driver but Sao finds himself defending the lawsuit by the two people injured in Wisbecks second collision. Sao recently settled the lawsuit brought by that second drunk driver, but still faces a $9.8 million lawsuit brought by the estate of the second drunk drivers late passenger, which argues that if Sao had not pursued Wisbeck in an attempt to identify him, the second crash would not have occurred. (Of course, that crash also might not have occurred if the second driver 0.11 blood alcohol had been sober.) British forensic scientist Dr. Brooke Magnanti, 39, has written two bestselling books and inspired a TV series based on her life, but she recently filed a lawsuit accusing her ex-boyfriend of libeling her by telling people that she was NOT formerly a prostitute. A major part of Magnantis biography is how she paid for university studies through prostitution which has supposedly enhanced her marketability. Unclear on the conceptAbout three-fourths of the 1,580 IRS workers found to have deliberately attempted to evade federal income tax during the last 10 years have nonetheless retained their jobs, according to a May report by the agencys inspector general. Some even received promotions and performance bonuses (although an internal rule, adopted last year, now forbids such bonuses to one adjudged to owe back taxes). Latest religious messagesThe long-time swingers club in Nashville, Tennessee (The Social Club), is seeking to relocate to the trendy Madison neighborhood but near two churches and an upscale private Christian school in a state that bars sex businesses within 1,000 feet of a church or school. The Social Clubs preferred solution: reopen as the United Fellowship Center and attempt to hold services on Sunday mornings, converting, for example, its dungeon room into the choir room. While courts are reluctant to examine religious doctrine, they often judge cases on sincerity of belief. (Any shrieks of Oh, God! Oh, God! coming from the on-premises swing club are not expected to carry weight with the judges.) Is this a great country or what?Lightly regulated investors hedge funds (the province of wealthy people and large institutions) failed in 2014 (for the sixth straight year) to out earn ordinary stock index funds following the S&P 500. However, at hedge funds, underperformance seems unsuitable as the top 25 fund managers still collectively earned $11.62 billion in fees and salaries (an average of over $464 million each). The best-paid hedge fund manager earned $1.3 billion more than 48 times what the highest-paid major league baseball player earned.Pets with issues A veterinarian at Brighton (U.K.) Pet Hospital, operating on Garry, age 2, a black-and-white cat with a tumor-like bulge in his abdomen, found instead (and removed) a large collection of shoelaces and hair bands that might soon have cost Garry his life. Benn, the Belgian Malinois, of Mountain Home, Ark., has eaten a ridiculous series of items over his four years, but his latest meal, in April, was 23 live rounds of .308caliber bullets (all swallowed after Benno had partially gnawed them). Among Bennos other delicacies: a bra, lawn mower air filter, TV remote, Styrofoam peanuts, drywall, magnets, and an entire loaf of bread still in the wrapper. Owner Aaron Rouse was feeding his python, Winston, a tasty rat in May, using barbecue tongs, when Winston got hold of the tongs and would not let go. Rouse, of Adelaide, Australia, decided not to engage in a tug-of-war, but when he returned (believing Winston would see no food value in the metal clamps), the tongs had been swallowed and were halfway through the snakes comically bloated body. After taking X-rays (that of course became Internet attractions), a veterinarian at Adelaide University removed the tongs by surgery. NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 nursing seven puppies. When rescuers went back to get her, all of her puppies had been taken except Nika, who was sleeping under a blanket. Joy, who is approximately a year old, was suffering from heartworms, a potentially deadly parasite. She was treated for the disease in Korea while in the care of a foster family. Joy has special significance for GRRSWF: She is the 600th dog to be rescued since the organization was started six years ago. Earlier this year, GRRSWF rescued a golden named Sky from a dog-meat farm in Korea. Now adopted, Sky is training to be a therapy dog so she can continue to share the rescues mission. Cultural differences cant excuse the horrible treatment of mans best friend, says Dennis Guyitt, vice president of the rescue group. We want to shine a spotlight on the treatment of dogs in Korea and highlight the deplorable conditions these beautiful animals endure in their short lives. Joy and Nika are being cared for by a foster family in Naples. They were checked out by rescue vets Tuesday and given a clean bill of health. They are both doing very well, Mr. Guyitt says, and will soon be ready to go to their forever home. GRRSWFs adoptions coordinator, Jeanine Thomson, is contacting approved adopters to match the pair up with the ideal family. The organization promised rescuers in Korea that mom and puppy would stay together. Their future is secure now. They will go to a great home and have a long, happy life, just like all dogs should have. Would we do it again? Absolutely. And we hope many other rescues will join us in this effort, Mr. Guyitt says. Mark Dahlberg of Fort Myers, the groups international rescue coordinator, was instrumental in coordinating the complicated logistics of the mission. He is expecting the arrival of another golden, a young male saved from a kill shelter, on June 5. GRRSWF officials hope that spreading the word about their new arrivals will raise awareness about the poor conditions that exist for dogs in Korea, especially the practice of raising dogs for human consumption. Including vetting and shipping, it cost the rescue just over $1,900 to bring Joy and Nika to the United States. Monetary donations to help cover the cost are welcome. They can be mailed to P.O. Box 110987, Naples, FL 34108 or sent via PayPal through the rescues website, grrswf.org. For more information, call 369-0415, email email@example.com or follow the group on Facebook. RESCUEFrom page 1 DENNIS GUYITT / COURTESY PHOTOSThe greeting committee of GRRSWF volunteers.Their future is secure now. They will go to a great home and have a long, happy life, just like all dogs should have. Would we do it again? Absolutely. And we hope many other rescues will join us in this effort. Dennis Guyitt, vice president Golden Retriever Rescue SWF Nika and Joy Cathy Cottrill welcomes the new arrivals.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 Weight loss is personal: Cutting calories helps some more than othersFor the first time in a lab, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence supporting the commonly held belief that people with certain physiologies lose less weight than others when limiting calories. The study results were published in the May 11 issue ofDiabetes. Researchers at the Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, part of the NIHs National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, studied 12 men and women with obesity in the facilitys metabolic unit. Using a whole-room indirect calorimeter, which allows energy expenditure to be calculated based on air samples, researchers took baseline measurements of the participants energy expenditure in response to a day of fasting, followed by a six-week inpatient phase of 50 percent calorie reduction. After accounting for age, sex, race and baseline weight, the researchers found that the people who lost the least weight during the calorie-reduced period were those whose metabolism decreased the most during fasting. Those people have what the researchers call a thrifty metabolism, compared to a spendthrift metabolism in those who lost the most weight and whose metabolism decreased the least. When people who are obese decrease the amount of food they eat, metabolic responses vary greatly, with a thrifty metabolism possibly contributing to less weight lost, said Susanne Votruba, Ph.D., study author and PECRB clinical investigator. While behavioral factors such as adherence to diet affect weight loss to an extent, our study suggests we should consider a larger picture that includes individual physiology and that weight loss is one situation where being thrifty doesnt pay. Researchers do not know whether the biological differences are innate or develop over time. Further research is needed to determine whether individual responses to calorie reduction can be used to prevent weight gain. The results corroborate the idea that some people who are obese may have to work harder to lose weight due to metabolic differences, said Martin Reinhardt, M.D., lead author and PECRB postdoctoral fellow. But biology is not destiny. Balanced diet and regular physical activity over a long period can be very effective for weight loss. More than one-third of American adults are obese. Complications from obesity can include heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. What weve learned from this study may one day enable a more personalized approach to help people who are obese achieve a healthy weight, said NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D. This study represents the latest advance in NIDDKs ongoing efforts to increase understanding of obesity. The researchers will next study how lean people respond to increased caloric intake. People interested in participating in research may call 602-200-5326 or visit clinicaltrials. gov for information. The NIDDK, a component of the NIH, conducts and supports research on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutrition and obesity; and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. Spanning the full spectrum of medicine and afflicting people of all ages and ethnic groups, these diseases encompass some of the most common, severe and disabling conditions affecting Americans. For more information about the NIDDK and its programs, see niddk.nih.gov. HEALTHY LIVING ENRIQUE DIAZ / NIH Lead researchers Drs. Martin Reinhardt and Susanne Votruba stand next to the carbon dioxide and oxygen analyzers, and outside the whole-room indirect calorimeter. The analyzers measured the study participants energy expenditure while they were inside the calorimeter. allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org Celebrating the employees who form the healthy bedrock of NCHAmericas hospitals are staffed by more than 5.5 million people who bring care, compassion and healing to our patients and our communities. The efforts of these nurses and emergency medical service professionals, physicians, administrators, information management specialists, home health personnel, lab techs, auxiliary members and volunteers, maintenance technicians, environmental service folks, food service workers and many others are worthy of celebration every day. Last year in Florida, the nations third largest and second fastest growing state, there were 314 hospitals with 2.7 million hospital discharges, 11 million total patient days, 1.4 million outpatient surgeries, 9.5 million emergency room visits and more than a half million inpatient surgeries. The economic impact of Florida hospitals is colossal. In 2013, this impact included 848,615 jobs created, $115 billion in revenue, $64.7 billion in total value added, $48.5 billion in labor income, $14.8 billion in other property income and $4.1 billion in indirect business taxes. The significance to the health of the residents of Florida and to the states economy is massive. And that suggests that the health of Floridas hospitals is critically important. NCH and the people who work here are the bedrock of community health. We recently honored our 15-years-of-service colleagues (of which I am privileged to be one) at a luncheon and our 20-, 25-, 30-, 35and 40years-of-service colleagues at dinner. Five people have served NCH and our community for 40 years: Susan Ferrell, Lourdes Gabriel, Gregory Hughes, Annette Kaplan and Sheila Phillips were all youngsters when they began here, and each has contributed mightily to our systems success. Celebrating success, caring for the caregivers and recognizing the importance of a healthy and vibrant healthcare system are essential ingredients in ensuring the health, happiness and well being of the communities we serve. The theme of My Team . My Family . My Hospital . resonates loudly though out the NCH Healthcare System. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 NEWS A21 omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certied Eye Physician & Surgeonwww.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Freedom and Optimum health plan participants.CODE: FW00SP27823complete medical exam with one of our board certied eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to new patients 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 6/30/15. Naples Bonita Springs The Collier County Veterans Council celebrates Memorial Day at Hodges Memorial Gardens Karyn Foti with her father, WWII veteran Tom Brossone Vietnam veteran Art Garrison, Debi Strand and Kathleen Passidomo Walter Schacht, Seth Minso and Lou Traina Gov. Rick Scott, right, with Mike Cook, Greg Cook and Danny Cook of Cook Brothers BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYWWII veterans Kate Nolan, Bob Miksa and Peter Thomas Carol Brundage and Liza Smith Naples High School JROTC Cadets, Cpl. Anayeli BarriosVega and Staff Sgt. Maria Espinoza Eric Edwards of Cub Scout Pack 2002 with Jerrick Pittman Preparing to present the colors Naples High JROTC Cadets, Lt. Col. Kyler McCown and Cadet Major Thomas GormanJROTC Cadet Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez snaps a selfie with Gov. Rick ScottThe Pine Ridge Middle School Symphonic Band
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 AUDITION NOW for our exciting 5th season Chamber Chorus forming; some paid positions available.Tuesday night rehearsals start in September at Lamb of God Church in Estero. Call 239-560-5695 for info or to make an audition appointment or email: SymphonicChorale@yahoo.com Sing Carmina Burana with Us!Let your fortune lead you to e Symphonic Chorale of SWFL and Ors popular Carmina Burana with the SWFL Symphony Orchestra for their season opener, led by Maestro Nir Kabaretti,Nov. 20th at B.B. Mann HallDr. Timothy McDonnell, Artistic Director Resident Chorus of the SWFL Symphony Orchestra BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickIts Memorial Day, and that means just one thing: Summer fun with your dog is right around the corner. But along with the good times come some seasonal hazards that can hurt your dog and spoil the easy-living vibe. Heres what you need to know so both of you can enjoy the dog days of summer. Sun seeker. Whether your dog is just hanging out in the backyard or spending the day hiking or picnicking with you, he needs to be protected from the sun if he has a thin or light-colored coat. The most vulnerable areas are the nose, face and ear tips, but pets who like to sleep on their backs in the sun can get a painful belly burn. Apply sunscreen made specifically for pets, or use PABA-free sunscreen or zinc oxide. Make sure you dont get it in your dogs eyes. Heat and humidity. When temperatures get extreme, heat exhaustion and heatstroke are concerns, especially for dogs with flat faces, such as Boston terriers, bulldogs, French bulldogs, Pekingese and pugs. For short-faced breeds, as little as half an hour in high temperatures can be fatal. Dogs with heavy coats or those with heart problems may also be at risk. While its fine for pets to have access to the outdoors on a hot day, they should stay primarily in air-conditioned comfort. Outdoors, they need plenty of shade and an unlimited supply of cool, fresh water. Limit exercise to cool mornings and evenings. Be familiar with signs of heatstroke: excessive panting, weakness, dizziness, dark red gums, nausea and loss of consciousness. Cool the pet with lukewarm not cold water, and get him to the veterinarian right away. Pool safety. Does your dog love swimming in the pool or riding on the family boat? Be sure he knows how to get out of the pool or onto the boat. Go into the pool with him and show him the stairs. Have someone else call him while hes in different parts of the pool, and make sure he knows how to get to the steps and use them to get out. Practice frequently. Consider purchasing a dog ramp for use in pools or on docks or boats. Place it at the opposite end of the pool from the steps so your dog has options. If possible, restrict access to the pool or spa if youre not there to supervise, especially if you have a pet with limited eyesight. Another option is a Safety Turtle pet kit, which will sound an alarm to alert you if your pet falls into the pool. Beach and boat. Playing in the waves is a quintessential beach dog activity, but bodysurfing dogs can incur knee injuries from the force of the waves. Keep your dog close to shore if waves are booming. Play fetch on hard-packed sand so your dog doesnt ingest a lot of it when retrieving his ball or flying disc. Taking in too much sand can cause a serious intestinal obstruction. Whether your dog is riding with you on a stand-up paddleboard or a more substantial craft, protect him from drowning with a pet life vest. Choose one in a bright color thats easily visible in the water. It should fit comfortably and have a handle on top for easy retrieval if your dog falls or jumps in the water. Just as you would with a pool, show him how to get out of the water. On the trail. If you and your dog are out on a hot day, carry plenty of water for him and tie a cooling bandana around his neck. Take frequent breaks, and offer your dog water frequently. Dogs cool themselves by panting, which isnt very efficient in hot or humid conditions. Now that youre prepared, go out there and have fun! P ET T A LESDogs of summerCommon-sense care tips keep pets safe in summerWithout access to shade or fresh water, dogs can be at risk of heatstroke, even if temperatures are only warm, not hot. Pets of the Week>>Daizy is a 7-year-old Labrador retriever mix who loves to be loved. She walks nicely on a leash and will make a great addition to any family. Her adoption fee is $75. >>Florida Thatch is a fun-loving domestic shorthair. She about 6 months old and gets along well with her roommates. Her adoption fee is $55. >>Maggie is a beautiful, 4-year-old black mouth cur mix. Shes gentle as can be and loves a good game of fetch. She will be happy to be in a one-dog family. Her adoption is $75. >>Maya is a sweet, 2-year-old domestic shorthair mix who loves playtime as well as naptime. Shes lovely and loving but is somehow overlooked. Because shes been at the shelter for more than 180 days, her adoption fee has been waived.Dogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 AirportPulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit HSNaples. org for more information. 2015 HURRICANE ISSUEFLORIDA WEEKLY HAS TEAMED UP WITH to produce a Special Hurricane Issue. This Hurricane Issue will have the latest tips and trends in storm awareness and preparedness. 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A12 aul Thein, CEO of the Greater Naples CA, will have a hard time forgetting Sept. 2 and the Labor Day thunderm that swept through the Naples area. uring the deluge, lighting struck the main building, sparking a blaze that oyed about 70 percent of the struccontaining the gymnasium, fitness center, locker rooms and administrative offices. For Mr. Thein, the memory is offset by feelings of excitement and gratitude, however, thanks to the communitys response to the catastrophe: a $4.4 million fundraising campaign that will result in a bigger and better Y for Naples by years end. Its been a blessing in disguise, he says about the tragedy. Were 15 years into the future because of the fire. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 NEWS A23 THE DIVA DIARIES Discover Southwest Florida this summer (camping not included)There are many fun and festive things to do during the summer months in Southwest Florida. Camping is not one of them. I was reminded of this last weekend when my husband and I decided, for the first time ever, to tour the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero between Fort Myers and Naples. It never fails to amaze me that as a girl who grew up around these parts, Ive neglected to check out some of our most interesting attractions. Nope, I havent been to The Naples Zoo or officially toured the Edison-Ford Winter Estates. Yup, Im the worst local ever. Koreshan is a turn-of-the-century settlement that housed a religious sect headed up by a Chicago man named Cyrus Teed, who believed that the earth was hollow and that we all actually lived inside it. It was, indeed, fascinating as well as mystical and just slightly on the creepy side. You should totally go. Incidentally, the Koreshans died out because they had a strict rule about celibacy, so that put the kibosh on future generations. Go figure. And while the historic settlement part of the park was haunting and strange, the public campground part was way more so, because there were actual people camping. And some were camping in TENTS on the ground. I was so stunned, I made Todd stop so I could take a picture of the phenomena. Look, I am fine with wanting to get away from it all and to reconnect with oneself. That is what The Ritz-Carlton is for. Its quiet and peaceful, and the comfortable beds make for a fabulous nights rest. But I can see neither rhyme nor reason for camping in a tent this far down into Florida especially in the summer. Ill even go out on a limb and concur that if youre in a nice airconditioned RV with WiFi and running water then, OK. if you must camp, then camp (although if youre RV is that tricked out, you can likely afford The Ritz-Carlton, so Im still a little confused about the allure of camping). If I were going to camp in Florida in the summertime (which probably would mean I lost a bet or was being paid money to camp), my fancy RV would have to be equipped with lots and lots of sturdy locks, an alarm system and possibly a security guard named Butch. I cant help it. Im convinced the woods are swarming with serial killers. Theyre just there, lurking behind trees and hiding in the palmettos, waiting for campers to show up. And if youre in a tent, you might as well put out a welcome mat for murderers. And if youre not chopped up into pieces by one of the hundreds of psychopaths in the woods, youll be eaten alive by mosquitoes, stung by scorpions, bitten by snakes and, obviously, chomped by alligators (who also wait for people to set up their tents). Even if Im promised that noneof these violent tragedies will befall me, lying in a sleeping bag, covered in my own sweat, listening to night creatures make scary noises is just not my idea of Florida summer fun. Give me room service, a spa, a big swimming pool, some champagne and a view of the gulf. That, to me, sounds like summer fun. And as luck would have it, The Ritz-Carlton has some excellent summer rates. Its such a fabulous way to reconnect and rest, air-conditioning included. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS email@example.com STEPHANIE DAVIS / FLORIDA WEEKLY As mystical as the Koreshans: summertime tenting. Got Download?The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comiPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 MONEY & INVESTINGBonds arent always the safest betAs one gets older, it is my understanding that you are suddenly drawn to do certain things that you would never have done before. For example, you want to talk to anyone who will listen about the good old days even though those days involved looking at a paper map when you wanted to find an address. You have the sudden urge to eat dinner at 4 p.m. You purchase underwear that sits above your navel. And if you are an investor, you buy bonds. But are bonds really the conservative investment we have all come to expect? First, lets define what a bond is. In simple terms, owning a bond means that the entity that issued the security owes you money. That company, government or organization promises to pay you your initial investment back plus some interest. Unlike a stock, a bondholder does not own any part of the company. It is just a creditor. Bonds are typically issued to raise money to fund long-term projects that generate stable cash flows. Bond pricing is influenced by two primary factors. The first is overall interest rates. When a bond is issued, the interest rate (or coupon) is fixed for the life of the bond. However, during that life, overall interest rates will move. If rates move higher, all of a sudden you own a bond that is paying a lower-than-market coupon which is not good. The price of your bond would thus fall. If the overall rate market falls, you now own a bond that is paying an above-market coupon and it is highly desirable. The price of your bond would rise. There is an inverse relationship between bond prices and interest rates. The second factor that will affect bond prices is the issuers credit worthiness. The worst possible scenario for a bondholder is for the issuer to not have enough money to make interest or principal payments. Therefore, any negative news regarding the bond issuer will cause the bonds value to decline and the opposite will be true with any positive news. So, if there are multiple factors that can cause bond prices to m ove, sometimes dramatically, why are they thought of as very conservative investments? First, in the event of a financial problem or bankruptcy, bond investors get paid before equity investors. There have been many famous corporate bankruptcies where investors who owned stock of a company were totally wiped out while bondholders did not lose a penny. Second, up until very recently, only very stable and credit worthy companies and governments issued bonds. Why would an investor buy a bond if there was a chance he would not be repaid? Then in the 1980s, a gentlemen named Michael Milken broke a few dozen securities laws but in the process developed a totally new market for high-yield or junk bonds. These are simply bonds where the issuer has a less-than-perfect credit profile so has to pay an above-market coupon to compensate investors for their increased risk. Today, you can purchase bonds with any kind of credit rating from U.S. Government Risk Free debt all the way to companies on the verge of bankruptcy. The third reason bonds are thought as being a conservative investment is because historically bondholders actually held individual bonds. They actually had a piece of paper with coupons attached to it where they could exchange them for their interest payments on a date in the future. In this scenario, the only way to loose money is for the company to go bankrupt. Obviously, coupon clipping does not happen today. The vast majority of bondholders own their securities via a mutual fund, managed fund or ETF. These funds are marked-to-market every day. That means that the price of the bonds are adjusted each day and reflected in the funds price. So even if every company in that bond fund makes their interest payments, if interest rates rise, the price of the bonds will fall and the investor will lose money. The same thing would happen if the perceived credit quality of the bonds declines. The funds price would decline and the investor would lose some of her principal despite the fact that every company within that fund is current on its interest and principal payments. So because of the evolution of the bond market and the way that investors hold their bonds, I would argue that bonds are not the ultra-conservative investment that many believe. What that means is that there is a place for bonds in your portfolio even if you dont remember dancing the jitterbug. And it absolutely means that if you are older, having a 100 percent bond portfolio allocation would be a mistake as well. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 B3 M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 Hour Towing RentalsMention our ad in Florida Weekly and get a rental car UP TO 3 DAYS FREE.(with collision repair services)239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com firstname.lastname@example.org Back row: Anna Liu, Ken Thomas, Bob Schoonmaker, Ann Howard Banzet Front row: Bill Hallal, Kathy Houck, Thomas Abood MEMBER FDIC. Huntington is are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Huntington Welcome is a service mark of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com or visit napleschamber.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. The Presidents Club of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosts a social from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys School of Resort & Hospitality Management. Presidents Club members and their guests will enjoy culinary treats and a wine tasting and will learn about the schools PGAaccredited golf program and its campus day spa program. RSVP required by May 29. Call 992-2943 or visit bonitaspringschamber.com/events. The District V State Conference of the Womens Council of Realtors takes place from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs. Keynote speaker will be Pamela Banks, president of the Florida State Womens Council of Realtors. RSVP online at 20150604district5. eventbrite.com. The next members-only Accelerated Networking luncheon hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is set for 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Flemings Prime Steak House, 8985 Tamiami Trail N. The July luncheon takes place Thursday, July 2, at Vi at Bentley Village, 850 Retreat Drive in North Naples. $20. No walk-ins. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. The Above Board Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, at the Hilton Naples. For more information, call Jeanne Sweeney at 9107426 or visit aboveboardchamber.com. Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Randall Kenneth Jones will discuss the importance of branding. Sign up at napleschamber. org/events. Business After Hours for members and guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Estero. $15 in advance, $20 at the door for members, $40 for non-members. Call 992-2943 or visit bonitaspringschamber.com/events. Business After Five for members and guests of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at the Classics at Lely Resort. Call 394-7549 or visit marcoislandchamber.org. Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at 9132 Strada Place in Mercato. The evenings sponsor is Mercato Madison Marquette. The July Business After Five takes place Thursday, July 16, at the chamber Visitor Information Center, 900 Fifth Ave. S. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. The third program in the summer Power Networking Lunch Series presented by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Artichoke & Company in Bonita Springs. The public is welcome. Guest speaker Tony Solgard, president of Bookkeepers Plus, will discuss how to use your business financial statements as a tool to help you work smarter, not harder. Mr. Solgard has been ranked by Intuit as one of the top QuickBooks consultants in Southwest Florida. Tickets are $35 for chamber members, $45 for others. Reservations are required by June 22. Call 992-2943 or visit bonitaspringschamber.com. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds a mini-trade show from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road. $55 for an exhibit table ($80 with electrical access); $10 admission in advance, $15 at the door for members; $40 admission for non-members. Exhibitors must register by June 19. Call 992-2943 or visit bonitaspringschamber. com/events. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 100% Financing No Minimum Borrower Contribution Gift Funds Allowed To Pay For Borrowers Closing Costs And Prepaids No Down Payment Required Seller Concessions Allowed Be a US Citizen, US Non-Citizen National or Quali ed Alien Low to Moderate Income Families Let Anthony Schrenkel help you get pre-quali ed today by calling American Eagle Mortgage Company, LLC at (239) 877-0327PROUDLY SERVING FLORIDA SINCE 2003 **Subject to Credit and Underwriting Approval. Additional conditions may apply**Homeownership doesnt have to be a dream. With USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Program IT CAN BE A REALITY! Why is USDA such a great choice for nancing? USDA offers:higher-priced ones, he said. While a five to six month supply is considered a balanced market, Realtors estimated only a two or three month supply of homes roughly in the $200,000 range and below, so buyers can expect to compete with multiple offers. The recovery has started at the bottom and is trickling its way up, said Mr. Quinn. Even for cash buyers, the days of rock-bottom deals on distressed properties has subsided. Cash is still king, he said. But theres a lot of people out there with cash. Youre not going to get some kind of sweetheart deal just because you have cash.Interest ratesThe market is made even more competitive by historically low interest rates, pressuring buyers to lock in deals before they go up again. Interest rates have hovered around 4 percent since 2012, with the national average for a 30-year fixed mortgage at 3.7 percent in April compared to 4.3 percent a year ago. You read constantly that interest rates will go up, said Monika Wilson with Century 21 Sunbelt Realty based in Cape Coral. A lot of buyers are jumping into the market right now to secure a lower interest rate. When I started real estate in the 1990s the interest rate was about 10 percent. At the same time, U.S. interest rates are still higher than in places like Germany, explained Ms. Wilson. As a result, some of her clients use equity in their homes overseas to purchase Southwest Florida vacation homes for cash and avoid paying the U.S. rate. For wealthier buyers looking at homes roughly in the $500,000 to $7 million range, taking on a mortgage may make more sense than paying cash. I have a lot of people that typically would be paying cash that are getting mortgages because the moneys so cheap, said David William Auston with Amerivest Realty in Naples, who sells homes within that price range. He explained, for instance, that they could take out a mortgage at a 4 percent interest rate and use the cash to invest in stocks or a business that would earn an 8 percent rate. Mom-and-pop investors, rising rentsNationwide, cash sales in February were down from 40.6 percent a year ago, CoreLogic found, the 26th consecutive year-over-year month that cash sales fell from their peak in 2011. At this rate they will reach pre-recession levels in the U.S. of 25 percent by mid-2018. Investor activity continues to represent a disproportionately high share of all home sales activity in this housing recovery, said Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac, in a press release. But unlike the past three years the large institutional investors are backing out while the smaller, mid-tier and mom-andpop investors are remaining active.Even if cash sales have subsided slightly in Florida, with larger institutional investors backing out of the market because of rising prices, more individuals are becoming landlords now that the rental market is tighter and prices there too are on the rise. According to RealtyTrac, owneroccupied homes dropped in the first quarter of 2015, with 60.4 percent of homes in Cape Coral sold to investors, the most of any U.S. metropolitan area. Detroit came in second at 59.3 percent, and Sarasota third at 59 percent. What I am seeing is people coming down here and buying homes and becoming landlords, said Ellen C. ODay, managing broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Punta Gorda. Everybody wants to be a landlord now. If you try to rent in Punta Gorda I can tell you we have nothing, theres nothing available When you talk about a market thats really being taken advantage of its the rental market. On the other hand, pre-retirees in the past would often become landlords to cover the carrying cost until they retire. But for many who landed good deals a few years ago when the market bottomed out, theyve decided they dont need the rental income and dont want the hassle, said Mr. Quinn. There are a lot of properties that in the past might have been considered rental properties. Thats tightened up the rental market quite a bit. That in turn drives current rental prices up even more, a selling point for Realtors. They could own a $200,000 home for what theyre paying in rent, said Ms. ODay. Realtors also say banks have eased up on lending. Some lenders are offering mortgages through credit counseling programs for people with credit scores hurt during the Great Recession, Ms. ODay said. But for many younger buyers, stung by a sense of fallen real estate values, stagnant wage growth and dubious job security, investing in a home may not be as attractive as it used to be. Theyve seen their family and friends who always believed you can never lose money in real estate, theyve seen their family and friends who have maybe lost some substantial amount of money on real estate transactions over the past five to 10 years, so they dont feel as secure (about the) value of real estate as somebody my age did growing up, Mr. Quinn said. HOMESFrom page 1 Cash sales share of total sales nationwide GRAPHIC BY CORELOGIC AS OF FEBRUARY 2015 AUSTON COURTESY PHOTOEllen C. ODay, broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Punta Gorda. When you talk about a market thats really being taken advantage of, its the rental market, she says.
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Stocks are selling at historically high prices, but we are still in a very-low-interestrate environment. He says the level of interest rates going forward is what will determine how attractive stocks are. If low interest rates continue, stocks will look inexpensive. On downsizing: Buffett said hes never wanted to have more people working in a company than needed. There were 1.6 million people in the railroad business after World War II, and now there are around 200,000 and trains are carrying more freight more efficiently. On China: Munger said the United States and China are and will be the two most important nations in the world, so its important that they build up mutual trust and work together. On economists: Any company that has an economist has one employee too many.Buffett also updated the crowd on a 10-year bet he made in 2007 that a simple one-time investment in an inexpensive S&P 500 index fund would outperform hedge funds. Cumulatively since then, the hedge funds are up about 20 percent, while the S&P 500 has advanced more than 63 percent. Buffett noted that to be fair, the hedge funds, which typically collect a 2 percent annual fee and 20 percent of all profits, havent done so poorly, though their investors have paid a big price.Well offer a few more gems next week. In the meantime, read Buffetts educational (and often entertaining) annual letters to shareholders at berkshirehathaway.com. If youd like to attend next years meeting as a shareholder, learn more about the company and the meeting at the website. The Buy of the CenturyI started my first job in 1980 and had a great friend with a mutual interest in stocks. He came up with the buy of the century, a company researching computer fans made of tiny wings that flapped on the piezoelectric principle. We still laugh about that one 35 years later, so we have been compensated with entertainment value.Later, in the 1990s, I found Imatron, a revolutionary medical imaging company. I bought shares at $1, more at $3, watched it go to $8, back to $1, back to between $5 and $7, and then sold it when it went back to $1. It was hard to lose money on that one, but somehow I managed to do it!The stories can go on forever, but the good, the bad and the stupid have enriched my life beyond the money. If Id been more patient, Id be richer today. The mistake I did not make is to have put money ahead of my life, my family or my job. W.H., Point Clear, AlabamaThe Fool Responds: Those are great lessons. Remember that a compelling product (or idea for a product) isnt enough. Ideally, you also want to see growing sales and profits, low debt and a strong competitive position. Imatron ended up attractive enough to be bought by General Electric in 2001. Had you held on, you might have made a few dollars. Name Your Own High-Growth StockShares of online travel giant Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN) dropped recently, as investors reacted negatively to its latest earnings report. Foreign currency fluctuations are hurting the company, but from a long-term point of view, Priceline looks remarkably solid.Gross travel bookings, the total dollar value of travel services purchased by customers, rose 12 percent over the year-ago quarter, totaling $13.8 billion. The company produced most of its gross bookings in international markets, and removing the effect of the strong U.S. dollar, gross bookings grew by 26 percent. Growth in the U.S. is disappointing, though, with U.S. bookings rising only 2.1 percent.Priceline is aggressively investing in marketing and advertising, and this is taking its toll on profitability. Total operating expenses grew 28 percent year over year, increasing at a faster rate than revenue and eroding its profit margin. These investments can drive revenue growth for years into the future and can help it battle competitors. (Amazon. com is entering the arena, for example.)Overall, Priceline is still growing at a vigorous speed, and it remains a remarkably profitable business, with profit margins well in the double digits. Its brands include Booking.com, priceline.com, agoda.com, KAYAK, rentalcars.com and OpenTable. Its recent share price near $1,200 looks like a buying opportunity for investors with a long-term horizon. (The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com and Priceline and owns both.) I trace my roots back to Barcelona, Spain, in 1919, when my founder began offering yogurt. In 1973, I merged with BSN, a major industrial glassmaker that had become a top dog in mineral water, beer and infant food. Today Im a leading global food company, present in more than 130 countries and focusing on fresh dairy products, waters, early life nutrition and medical nutrition. My brands include Activia, Oikos, Evian and Volvic. With my acquisition of Unimilk in 2010, Russia has become one of my largest national markets, joining France and the U.S. Who am I? (Answer: Danone) Buy-side, Sell-sideQWhat are buy-side and sell-side analysts? L.O., Carmichael, CaliforniaATheyre different kinds of stock analysts. Buy-side analysts work in-house for institutions such as mutual funds and pension funds, studying possible investments and recommending purchases or sales of various securities. Sell-side analysts are often employed by brokerages and offer their broad analysis and recommendations to the brokerages customers. (Getting customers to trade generates commission fees for the brokerage.)You may be able to access a wide range of sell-side analysts research reports through your brokerage. Learn more at broker.fool.com. ***QWhat does liquidity mean, financially speaking? 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The winner in this category will have demonstrated growth in terms of sales, staff, services, products, markets and market share. Company to Watch: This is presented to a business with the potential to make a positive impact on Collier Countys economic future. Applicants will have demonstrated significant growth trends since opening and will exhibit excellence in the areas of management, marketing, customer service and integrity. The recipient of this award sets the standard for entrepreneurship and creativity. The recipient must be a new business that has been in operation more than a year but less than five years. Heart of the Community: An award presented to a nonprofit organization that exemplifies superior service to the local community. The recipient will have distinguished itself from others by enhancing the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs that assist in the creation of a better quality of life for all citizens in Collier County. Pillar Award: This honor is given to a company that has been in business in Collier County for a minimum of 20 years and has taken an active role in making Collier County the best place to live and do business. Young Professional of the Year: This award is given to a young professional between the ages of 21 and 40 who has demonstrated leadership and a passion for making a difference in the community. Nominations are due by June 12. The awards will be presented the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Hilton Naples. For more information or to make a nomination, contact Kristi Bartlett by calling 403-2914 or emailing Kristi@napleschamber.org.
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QUAIL WEST One Story Masterpiece 5400 Sq. Ft. Under Air 4 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, 2 Offices, and Gym $2,450,000 MLS 214059734 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 SPECTACULAR LAKE GOLF VIEWS FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Grande Phoenician 10th Floor Luxury Residence $1,200,000 MLS 214065942 Debbie Dekevich 239.877.4194 THE DUNES BONITA SPRINGS Build Your Dream Home-Located 1 Block From Beach 0.40 acres, 106' Wide, Deep Water $799,000 MLS 215006615 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 BONITA BEACH BONITA SPRINGS Turnkey Furnished 3BR+Den, 3BA Pool/Spa Home Beautiful Golf Course & Sunset Views $545,000 MLS 215021611 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom with Attached Garage Tons of Natural Light and Lake Views $340,000 MLS 214063279 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 BRIDGEWATER BAY BONITA BEACH Great Sunsets Cross the Street to the Beach $174,900 MLS 214065734 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 GREAT LOCATION QUAILWEST GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Designed for Those Who Love to Entertain 8700 Sq. Ft. Lakefront Home $2,300,000 MLS 215027810 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 LIVING ON THE EDGE REGENCY TOWERS 3BR, 3BA Co-Op Situated on the Beach Westerly View of The Gulf for Beautiful Sunsets $1,199,000 MLS 214048750 Steve Suddeth & Ben Maltese 239.784.0693 MOORINGS NAPLES Estate Home with Pool 3 Bedrooms Plus a Den $659,900 MLS 215025252 Debbie Dekevich 239.877.4194 WILSHIRE LAKES FORT MYERS BEACH Quiet, End of Street, 3 Minute Walk To Beach 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Stilt Home $539,900 MLS 214057889 Michael May 239.989.6357 ESTERO ISLAND STILT HOME ESTERO Waterfront, Spacious Townhouse 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 1-Car-Garage $299,897 MLS 215019928 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 NEW PRICE BRECKENRIDGE BONITA SPRINGS Furnished 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath Townhouse Priced to Sell! Low HOA Fees! $165,000 MLS 215026947 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 NEW LISTING HACIENDA VILLAGE RIVERBROOKE Exceptional Estate Home 5 Bedroom, +Office, 6 Bathrooms $2,150,000 MLS 215005155 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 WEST BAY CLUB LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 4BR Home in Very Desirable Community West of 41 and Close to Your Own Private Beach & Shopping $1,100,000 MLS 215018171 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 MOORINGS BONITA SPRINGS 4 Bedroom+, 3 Bath w 2-Car Attached Garage Fantastic Architectural Features $655,000 MLS 215017868 Zach Fischer, The Fischer Group 239.777.7500 SPANISH WELLS LAKE CLUB VILLAS Entertain & Swim in Spectacular Courtyard Pool Home 3 Bedrooms +Den, 3 Baths $499,900 MLS 215023478 Pamela McCall 239.273.7428 SPANISH WELLS NORTH NAPLES 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bathroom Carriage Home Private Setting on Golf Course (Preserve View) $294,900 MLS 215001832 Barbara Irons 239.821.2510 VANDERBILT COUNTRY CLUB NAPLES Charming First Floor 2BR, 2BA Residence 15 Minutes to 5th Ave. & Beaches $159,900 MLS 214069574 Daniela Needler, Martinovich Group 239.249.2400 KINGWOOD GARDEN NAPLES 4 Bedroom/4 Bath Overlooking 15th Fairway Gourmet Kitchen with Custom Cabinetry $1,835,000 MLS 214029817 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 QUAIL WEST ESPERIA SOUTH Fully Upgraded, Turnkey Furnished 3 BR, 3 BA Gorgeous Sunsets from Extended SW Lanai $1,015,000 MLS 215020117 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 NEW PRICE BONITA BAY VISTAS 2 Bedrooms +Den, 3 Baths Private Outdoor Terraces $569,000 MLS 212006581 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.564.5717 BONITA BAY ESTERO 4 BR +Den, 4 BA, Tile & Hardwood Flooring Spacious Kitchen, Granite & Stainless Steel $489,000 MLS 215030727 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 NEW LISTING ROOKERY POINTE FURNISHED LAKE VIEW CONDO 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bathrooms Furnished with Garage $290,000 MLS 214063660 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 BRIDGEWATER BAY SOUTHPOINTE MARINA For Sale or Lease It Until Oct. 1st -$600/Mo. Windstar Slip #55 10 Minutes to Gulf, No Bridges $150,000 MLS 215021323 Steve Suddeth & Jennifer Nicolai 239.784.0693 FIFTY FOOT BOAT SLIP
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 ENGLEWOOD941.473.7750BOCA GRANDE941.964.2000PUNTA GORDA 941.639.0000BURNT STORE941.505.5555 RENTALS | PROPERTY MANAGEMENT | MORTGAGE | TITLE | COMMERCIAL BANK OWNED | NEW DEVELOPMENTS | RELOCATION | 888.552.5228michaelsaunders.com A World of Opportunity Thats Not A World Away LITTLE BOKEELIA ISLAND USEPPA ISLAND PALM ISLAND Majestic private island on over 100 acres located on Floridas Gulf Coast. This island is unrivaled in its amenities, investment potential and location. LittleBokeelia.com Offered at $29,500,000. Jennifer Calenda, 941.916.0798 or 941.505.5555 Imagine a private island set in the midst of beaches, bays and sky. Accessible only by water or sea plane and home to over a hundred families. Useppa Island residences pricing starts at $515,000 and up. Brian McColgan, 239.410.7850 or 941.505.5555 This unique barrier island offers seven miles of pristine white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise Gulf waters. Live the resort lifestyle all year long. Palm Island residences start at $329,900 and up. Kevin Mackin, 941.769.0198 or 941.473.7750LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER PrestigeHOME CENTERS, INC. 941-637-1122 877-507-11224465 Duncan Rd. (Hwy 17N). Punta Gorda, off Exit 164M-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 12-5Prestigehomecenters.com/puntagorda57105415 MILEY $60,740/ 13783 Bedroom, 2 BathIncludes delivery, set up, steps, skirting, air conditioning & 7 year warranty. Bank Financing & Insurance available. fromsq. ft.Many Other Models and Floorplans Available! Bring Your Highest Expectations Join Us the Evening ofJohn R. Wood Properties is pleased to bring you the History of Collier County featuring Jack Joyce, a long-time resident. Please join us in hearing Mr. Joyces unique historical perspective, intriguing stories and his many memories of the early days of Collier County.the history of collier county real estate (naples & marco island)Presented by John R. Wood Properties featuring Jack JoyceJune 3rd, 5:00pmAt the John R. Wood Old Naples Ofce.John R. Wood Old Naples Office 787 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 Please RSVP to Shayla Frank at 239-434-0101 or SFrank@JohnRWood.com. 2015, a gain fueled by activity on both ends of the price spectrum. Homes in the $0-$300,000 category experienced a 10 percent increase in median price, from $168,000 to $185,000; homes in the $2 million and above category experienced a 9 percent increase, $2.9 million to $3.175 million. NABOR member Cindy Carroll of the real estate appraisal and consultancy firm Carroll & Carroll notes some trends that become apparent when looking back at market history. In July 2014, for example, the median closed price for single-family homes in the Naples Beach area increased 36 percent, whereas in the most recent NABOR report the same area saw an 11 percent increase. I think the market played catch up between 2013 and 2014 and we are seeing a tempering of it now, Ms. Carroll says. The NABOR April 2015 market report provides comparisons of singlefamily home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. Among the findings: Overall pending sales decreased 2 percent, from 1,231 in April 2014 to 1,210 in April 2015. Overall inventory decreased 3 percent, from 4,157 homes in April 2014 to 4,040 homes in April this year. Inventory for single-family homes increased 4 percent, from 2,206 in April 2014 to 2,289 in April this year. Condominium inventory decreased 10 percent, from 1,951 in April 2014 to 1,751 in April 2015. Average days on market decreased 28 percent, from 99 days in April 2014 to 71 days in April 2015. Overall, April 2015 had a 5.06-month supply of inventory compared to a 34.78-month supply in April 2007. Many NABOR brokers who have analyzed the April 2015 report recently returned from the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., and concurred that sales activity locally is in line with the national average. The latest NABOR numbers show an 18 percent decline in the days on market, however; and a recent report published by the National Association of Realtors shows the national average days on market in March 2015 was 52 days. NABORFrom page 9 Naples | $419,000 BERKSHIRE LAKES Naples | $489,900 TIBURON CASTILLO TOGETHER WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING OUR PERSONALIZED CONCIERGE SERVICE TO OUR BUYERS AND SELLERS. EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS GORDIE LAZICH & MARK MARAN Bonita Springs | $539,900 BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR Each o ce is independently owned and operated. GORDIE LAZICH239.777.2033 firstname.lastname@example.org MARK MARAN239.777.3301 email@example.com PENDING
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AT SEAGLASS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE. It imbues all it touches. Brightens. Highlights. Of bay, islands and horizon. Right outside the window. Just beyond the terrace. Always there. Always yours. The light at Seaglass. It changes everything. RESIDENCES FROM $1MCoastal contemporary tower & penthouse residences | Rooftop terrace | Theater With access to Championship golf | World-class tennis | Pools | Fitness | Marina | Parks & preservesSEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940 at ShineORAL 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. Equal Housing Opportunity.
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2015 HURRICANE ISSUE FLORIDA WEEKLY HAS TEAMED UP WITH to produce a Special Hurricane Issue. This Hurricane Issue will have the latest tips and trends in storm awareness and preparedness. PICK UP YOURSJune 4! INSIDE PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A10 CLUB NOTES A16 HEALTHY LIVING A40 PETS A42 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 NETWORKING B7-9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C16-17 ANTIQUES C18 CUISINE REVIEW C27 Whats it worth?Find out when WGCU holds a Roadshow-style appraisal fair. C1 Real-world wisdom Businessman dad has tips for helping new grads get good start on the job. B1 Take me homePets in foster care with Brooks Legacy ready for forever families. A42 A salute to vetsRemembering veterans on Memorial Day. A12 Paul Thein, CEO of the Greater Naples YMCA, will have a hard time forgetting ast Sept. 2 and the Labor Day thundertorm that swept through the Naples area. During the deluge, lighting struck the s main building, sparking a blaze that estroyed about 70 percent of the strucre containing the gymnasium, fitness center, locker rooms and administrative offices. For Mr. Thein, the memory is offset by feelings of excitement and gratitude, however, thanks to the communitys response to the catastrophe: a $4.4 million fundraising campaign that will result in a bigger and better Y for Naples by years end. Its been a blessing in disguise, he says about the tragedy. Were 15 years into the future because of the fire. A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for the construction project, which upon completion in December will result in a new and improved, two-story,From the ashes, a new Greater Naples YMCA begins to emergeBY LAURA TICHY-SMITHSpecial to Florida Weekly Preparing for petsA33Hurricane amnesia Insurance readyA24Robert Van WinkleA26 Great gadgetsA37 A36 When Hurricane Charley hit Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, local meteorologists made the decision to deviate from the National Weather Service. It probably saved a lot of lives A17 GtNlYMCAbit O ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY; PHOTOS COURTESY OF NBC2, ABC7 AND NOAA THEIN SEE YMCA, A14 HURRICANE SEASON IS ALL ABOUT PREPARATION!Be safe and informed this season! Naples/Bonita Springs Visit online at www.FloridaWeekly.com
Over 16,500 associates | More than 760 oces worldwide | 60 countries and territories globally | 24 Premier Sothebys International Realty locations AQUALANE SHORES OLD NAPLES 505 21st Avenue South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215011607 $3,195,000 315 3rd Avenue North Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 214055515 $3,999,000 OLD NAPLES 740 5th Avenue North Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 214048079 $1,495,000 OLD NAPLES Bayfront #4303 Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Web ID 214047381 $855,000 BAY COLONY 7613 Bay Colony Drive Shirlene Elkins/Anthony Gatto 239.777.9574 Web ID 215031015 $29,900,000 OLD NAPLES Alcosa Apartments #296 Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 Web ID 215030547 $575,000 PARK SHORE Aria #603 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.620 0 Web ID 214010920 $3,050,00 0 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE Monaco Beach Club #C-605 Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 Web ID 215029984 $1,995,000 Park Shore Tower #6B Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 215029946 $2,595,000 PARK SHORE Bay Shore Place PH 1603 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 $1,295,000 PARK SHORE Park Shore Landings #1-144 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 215027135 $725,000 PORT ROYAL PORT ROYAL 4223 Gordon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215001052 $13,500,000 746 & 770 Spyglass Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID GOME090514IHE $14,800,000 PORT ROYAL 3125 Rum Row William Callahan 239.272.575 6 Web ID 215005679 $12,995,000 PORT ROYAL 3530 Fort Charles Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 214048431 $4,795,000 PORT ROYAL 2700 Treasure Lane Lisa Tashjian 239.259.702 4 Web ID 215029802 $4,150,000 premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate. MARCO ISLAND 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 | Marco Island, FL 34145 239.642.2222BROAD AVENUE 390 Broad Avenue South | Naples, FL 34102 239.434.2424FIFTH AVENUE 500 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 501 | Naples, FL 34102 239.434.8770ESTUARY SALES CENTER 1220 Gordon River Trail | Naples, FL 34105 239.261.3148THE VILLAGE 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 | Naples, FL 34103 239.261.6161THE GALLERY CENTRAL NAPLES 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 | Naples, FL 34103 239.659.0099MERCATO SALES CENTER 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 | Naples, FL 34108 239.594.9400VANDERBILT 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road | Naples, FL 34108 239.594.9494BONITA SPRINGS 27400 Riverview Center Boulevard, Suite 4 | Bonita Springs, FL 34134 239.948.4000SANIBEL 2341 Palm Ridge Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2735CAPTIVA 11508 Andy Rosse Lane | Captiva, FL 33924 239.395.5847DEVELOPER SERVICES 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 350 | Naples, FL 34103 239.213.2999 PORT ROYAL 3250 Gin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215002707 $9,450,000 THE MOORINGS THE MOORINGS 250 Bahia Point Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215001381 $4,450,000 2805 Leeward Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID COLE120314IHE $6,995,000 THE MOORINGS 231 Harbour Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215031036 $3,350,000 THE MOORINGS 825 Wedge Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID TOBE011014IHE $2,995,000 COQUINA SANDS 1320 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215030503 $2,475,000 THE MOORINGS Shores Of Naples #44 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 215029275 $1,145,000 PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY San Marino #410D Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 Web ID 215019779 $1,195,000 520 Tierra Mar Lane East Linda Piatt 239.269.2322 Web ID MILE051915IHE $1,595,000 PELICAN BAY St. Kitts #1205 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215024178 $995,000 PELICAN BAY Pebble Creek #105 Martha Kelly 239.877.4569 Web ID 215030364 $579,000 PARK SHORE Provence #603 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215029558 $4,295,000
ESTATES AT BAY COLONY ESTATES AT BAY COLONY 9771 Niblick Lane Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID NEME052015IHE $3,825,000 9751 Bentgrass Bend Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 214060998 $6,495,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #102 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 214031263 $975,000 PELICAN MARSH PELICAN MARSH 1450 Via Portono Jennifer/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 Web ID 215015592 $1,400,000 1703 Persimmon Drive Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 215015486 $2,595,000 PELICAN MARSH Clermont #H-103 Ed Cox/Je Cox 239.860.8806 Web ID 215017707 $475,000 PINE RIDGE PINE RIDGE 377 West Street Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID BURR052115IHE $925,000 6846 Trail Boulevard Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 $1,499,000 PINE RIDGE 7000 Trail Boulevard Sue Black 239.250.5611 $875,000 HAMMOCK BAY Aversana #1105 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 $514,700 ROYAL PALM GOLF ESTATESWATERFRONT IN NAPLES 18318 Royal Hammock Boulevard Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 214050444 $499,000 Waterfront In Naples #2174 Frank Pezzuti 239.216.2445 Web ID 213010829 $449,900 LELY RESORT LELY RESORT Ole #64-1 Jordan Stone 239.253.0880 $385,000 Mystic Greens #1-104 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215029861 $429,000 GREY OAKS 1659 Chinaberry Court Tess/Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 Web ID 215004591 $3,895,000 GREY OAKS 1636 Chinaberry Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $3,350,000 GREY OAKS 2375 Alexander Palm Drive Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 Web ID 214068332 $2,395,000 MERCATO PELICAN ISLE 9273 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 215007191 $1,525,000 Aqua #210 John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 214006696 $3,850,000 OAKES ESTATES 6357 Spanish Oaks Lane Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 214067861 $1,395,000 LEMURIA Lemuria #6-604 Debbie Broulik 239.297.5152 Web ID 215015685 $635,000 DELASOL 16112 Parque Lane Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 214047607 $575,000 QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE LONGSHORE LAKE 10378 Quail Crown Drive Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID BARB111914IHE $539,000 11180 Longshore Way West Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215031049 $549,900 BAY FOREST 15551 Royal Fern Lane North Dominic Panozzo 239.821.9321 Web ID 214067848 $449,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Sausalito #4 Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 Web ID 215021465 $899,000 FIDDLERS CREEK MARCO ISLAND 7677 Mulberry Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214044311 $649,999 South Seas #A309 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 215029789 $369,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214010244 $599,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215029799 $595,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 214062888 $399,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #7-101 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $372,000 PELICAN MARSH 1917 Timarron Way Debbie Broulik 239.297.5152 $674,500 Like.PremierSIR Tweet.@PremierSIR Pin.PremierSIRWatch.PremierSIR premiersothebysrealty.com 0 0 6 4 THE QUARRY 9415 Quarry Drive Debra Waton 239.293.9057 $679,000 GREY OAKS Lermitage #B-19 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 215025323 $1,200,000 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Yacht Racquet #201 Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414 Web ID 214050512 $699,000 467 Seagull Avenue Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 Web ID 215020618 $895,000 MARCO ISLAND MARCO ISLAND Royal Marco Point PH L ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 215030947 $1,195,000 1064 Gayer Way Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 214058534 $1,199,000 MARCO ISLAND 212 Geranium Court Denny Hartsock 239.248.7799 Web ID 214068355 $945,000 MARCO ISLAND 1901 Kirk Terrace Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 214066882 $775,000 MARCO ISLAND 224 Windbrook Court Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 214057215 $759,000 MARCO ISLAND 710 Waterside Drive Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 214068415 $589,000 WWW.RENTNAPLES.COM | Explore our collection of properties available for weekly, seasonal and long-term accommodations. 239.262.4242
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 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>$200,0001 WORTHINGTON WEDGEWOOD II 13250 Sherburne Circle #1402 $229,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Sarah Batey 239.287.90632 WYNDEMERE WATER OAKS 64 Water Oaks Way $285,000 PSIR Robert Hollister 239.250.6113>$300,0003 THE STRAND CLUBSIDE 5921 Three Iron Drive #2904 $340,000 PSIR Pat Duggan 239.216.19804 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7653 San Sebastian Way $399,000 PSIR Dave Renner 23 9.784.5552>$500,0005 VANDERBILT BEACH GULF BREEZE 21 Bluebill Avenue #606 B $565,000 PSIR Denise Sands 215.327.99306 OLD NAPLES 296 4th Ave South $575,000 PSIR Sharon Kaltenborn 239.248.19647 PELICAN BAY PEBBLE CREEK 7750 Pebble Creek Circle #105 $579,000 PSIR Martha Kelly 239.877.4569>$600,0008 LEMURIA 7124 Lemuria Circle #604 $635,000 PSIR Debbie Broulik 239.297.51529 THE QUARRY 9415 Quarry Drive $679,000 PSIR Debra Waton 239.293.9057>$800,00010 MARCO ISLAND 883 Banyan Court $875,000 PSIR Darlene Roddy 239.404.068511 MARCO ISLAND SANDPIPER 850 Collier Boulevard South #1803 $895,000 PSIR Cynthia Corogin 239.963.556112 PELICAN BAY VILLAS 571 Gulf Park Drive $895,000 PSIR Susie Culp 239.290.9000>$900,00013 PINE RIDGE 337 West Street $925,000 PSIR Erik David Barber 323.513.639114 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND 3848 Mahogany Bend Drive $999,900 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$1,000,00015 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7075 Pelican Bay Boulevard #V-9 $1,000,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.054416 TORINO AT GREY OAKS 2126 Modena Court $1,250,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009717 OLD NAPLES 516 2nd Street South $1,475,000 PSIR Martha Kelly 239.877.456918 OLD NAPLES 740 5th Avenue North $1,495,000 PSIR Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.423119 THE MOORINGS 438 Putter Point Court $1,595,000 PSIR Cheryl Turner 239.250.331120 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$2,000,00021 OLD NAPLES 751 6th Avenue North $2,165,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.991722 MEDICI AT MEDITERRA 15211 Medici Way $2,490,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009723 PELICAN MARSH MARSH LINKS 1703 Persimmon Drive $2,595,000 PSIR Sheila Lytle 239.293.504024 AQUALANE SHORES 719 17th Avenue South $2,989,000 PSIR Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513>$3,000,00025 OLD NAPLES 366 Central Avenue $3,250,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.676026 COQUINA SANDS 550 Banyan Boulevard $3,395,000 PSIR Richard Culp 239.290.220027 THE MOORINGS 875 Wedge Drive $3,595,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.6800>$5,000,00028 THE MOORINGS 2225 Beacon Lane $5,000,000 PSIR Cathy Owen 239.269.311829 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1287 Osprey Trail $5,595,000 PSIR Fahada Saad 239.595.8500>$7,000,00030 GREY OAKS ESTATES 2956 Bellflower Lane $7,799,000 PSIR Fahada Saad 239.595.8500>$9,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 3250 Gin Lane $9,450,000 PSIR Dana Mount 239.404.2209>$12,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 3125 Rum Row $12,995,000 PSIR William Callahan 239.404.6800 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 21*For illustration purposes only.
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Our naturally magni cent setting will transport you to a magical level, our two world-class golf courses, top ight amenities and stunning new homes will spoil you... and no initiation or CDD fees are the bonus points that will make your arrival so satisfying. Naples nest championship golf community 239-352-8000 TwinEagles.com ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE BROKER, BUILDER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNISHED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. ALL FEATURES, AMENITIES, PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY WITHIN TWINEAGLES DOES NOT ENTITLE AN OWNER TO ANY RIGHT, TITLE, INTEREST OR OTHERWISE TO USE ALL CLUB FACILITIES, BUT RATHER AN OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN, SUBJECT TO THE PAYMENT OF ASSESSMENTS, FEES AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS. SEVERAL MODELS BY THE AREAS FINEST BUILDERS ARE OPEN DAILY Priced from the high $200s to over $2 million.
A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION INSIDEBROUGHT TO YOU BY:Marco Island | 239.642.2222 Broad Avenue | 239.434.2424 Fifth Avenue | 239.434.8770 Estuary at Grey Oaks | 239.261.3148 The Village | 239.261.6161 The Gallery in Central Naples | 239.659.0099 Vanderbilt| 239.594.9494 Residences at Mercato | 239.594.9400 Bonita Springs| 239.948.4000 Sanibel Island | 239.472.2735 Rentals| 239.262.4242 The true, raw SouthDebut novel an excellent variation on the you-cant-go-home-again theme. C8 Aging gracefullyOlder lead actors deliver a poignant message with meaning for all ages. C15 A great gastropubRestaurant critic Karen Feldman finds lots to love at Bar Tulia. C31 NIFF summer film series starts June 10SEE NIFF, C20 THE L O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 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 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N T S C E E E S FLO R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R 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 I I D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A WEE The tru e De but no ve on the you them e. C8 A gin g g racefull y Ol der lead a ct o de liver a poignant message wi th me aning for all ag es. C1 5 A great gastro p u Re staurant critic Kare n lo ts to love at Bar Tuli a. BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE NANCIES, C4 Ryan George: Sexiest Un-striptease AwardTHE BUSY WINTER/SPRING SEASON HAS ENDED AND hurricane season (everyones least favorite season, by far) is about to begin, which means its time for the Nancies, my often irreverent and sometimes tongue-in-cheek annual awards. This year weve had doorbells (Dingdong! The Book of Mormon: The Musical) and phone calls (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), black and white people (The Diary of Anne Frank) and cobalt-blue men (The Blue Man Group). Actors have traveled the globe (Around the World in 80 Days) and been confined to a tabletop (Moses the puppet in The Table). Here are my Nancies for the 2014-15 season of arts and entertainment. The Naples International Film Festival announces its NIFF Film Society Summer Series 2015, with screenings once a month, June-September, at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., giving film lovers a chance to mix and mingle before each 7 p.m. screening. Viewers are encouraged to stay and discuss the film afterward. Tickets are $30 and include a glass of wine, beer or other beverage and an assortment of savory and sweet bites. This years mix features a range of genres and cinematic styles, including a charming love letter to film; a sexy, playful parable; a memorable classic and an undisputed cinematic masterpiece. Heres the lineup: Wednesday, June 10: Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) This 1988 film tells the enchanting story of a young boys lifelong love affair with the movies. Salvatore lives in a small Italian village where he is mesmerized by the films he sees at the Cinema Paradiso and forms a deep friendship with the projectionist, Cinema Paradiso, June 10
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 OFFERING A COMPLETE RANGE OF SPECIALTIESGeneral Dermatology Skin Cancer Mohs Micrographic Surgery Camisa Psoriasis Center Laser Treatments Cosmetic Dermatology DermConnect Medical Spa CoolSculpting1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.comMultiple Locations for Convenient Care Ultherapy EventDowntown Naples: 261 9th St. SouthNorth Naples: 1015 Crosspointe Dr.Light refreshments, demonstrations and giveaways.Reserve your spot:Attendance is complimentary, but RSVP is required.www.riverchasedermatology.com | 239-313-2553 Ultherapy is the only non-invasive FDA approved procedure to lift the skin on the brow, chin, neck and chest.THU. JUNE 4 & 11, 2015Youre Invited toAn Uplifting Event SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS For women, sex equals power (but we already knew that) On a recent Saturday night, I had the chance to sit in on a late-night drinking session with a group of male writers in New York. These were guys who have published important books, men with forceful opinions. They spoke with eloquence and depth of world events and literature while I sat sipping my sparkling water, trying not to make a fool of myself. At one point in the evening, the conversation turned to an anthology two of the men are editing. Its mostly male writers, one of them said, but we have a few women. And they all wrote about sex, the other said, laughing. No, its true, the first man told the group. There were five stories in the book from women, he added, and all five were about sex and they were the only stories about sex in the anthology. None of the men wrote about it, he told us. This provoked general consternation among the other men followed by some good-natured elbowing. Of course women would write about sex, the opinion seemed to go. Its what were always talking about. The thing is, even when women are talking about sex were not actually talking about, well, sex. Id argue that what were really talking about is power. And power the struggle for it and the struggle against it is at the heart of all great stories. Its assumed that women have neither the physical strength of men nor, traditionally, the financial resources. So how does a woman gain mastery over a situation? By being desirable. Look at Helen of Troy, who was so hot she launched a war. What struck me in that late-night discussion was that the male writers didnt see it. It obviously had not occurred to them that the women were writing about anything other than sex. When I got home, I was quick to ask my women writer friends their opinion. I told them some of the stories the editors of the anthology had referenced a female commanding officer seducing a younger enlisted soldier, a widow sleeping with and leaving a string of men and they nodded emphatically. Those stories arent about sex, one said. Theyre about dominance and control. Whats interesting to me about all this isnt so much the literary implications, but what it says about men and women and how we relate. If even in this modern era, sensitive and intelligent men cant see whats behind the sex talk, then I worry theres no hope for any of us. Women will always be considered prattlers, even when were getting at something important. Although now that I think about it, I wonder if there isnt some value in being underestimated. When the boys leave us to our silly sex tales, we have the freedom to be subversive in what we write. We can speak our personal truths about feeling powerless, about exploiting our power in ways that wont be condemned. Read any sexy story written by a woman, and youll see thats what shes really doing. And that, I might argue, is its own form of power. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com f
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 C3 239.434.6533/thirdstreetsouth.com very Saturday 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 239.592.0050 NoodlesCafe.comLUNCH/MONFRI 11:30AM to 4PM DINNER/MONSAT 4PM to 10PM & SUN 4PM to 9PMNot valid with any other offers or discounts. Must present ad. INCLUDES BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINECHOOSE FROM NOODLES ORIGINAL 25 YEAR RUNNING FAVORITE DISHES: Famous Chicken and Broccoli with Garlic & Oil Penne A La Vodka Sauce Homemade Meatball with Spaghetti Italian Sausage Onion Peppers Homemade Fettuccine Chicken Carbonara Homemade Lasagna ITALIAN DINNERWITH A CARAFE OF SAKEINCLUDES TWO APPETIZERS: Edamame & Potstickers Choice of Two Sushi Rolls California Roll Vegetable Roll JB Roll with Salmon & Cream Cheese Mexican Roll Escolar & Asparagus Roll Tuna & Cucumber Roll Rainbow Roll(Assorted Fish on Top of a California Roll) SUSHI DINNEROR DINNER FOR TWO $29.95LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 6-9 IN OUR LOUNGE SAVE THE DATE Friends of the Foundation hosts a Grape Celebration to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, in the Vanderbilt Ballroom at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. Guests will enjoy heavy hors doeuvres and samples of more than 50 wines from wineries including Chappellet, Frank Family, Veuve Clicquot, Dave Phinney, Darioush, Duckhorn and Gaja. A cork pull and a silent auction will also be part of the evening. Tickets are $95. Call 325-2978 or visit friendsofthefoundation.com. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida holds the SMART Party 2.0 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in the Richlin International showroom at Miromar Design Center. The funds programs promote womens economic security and help fight the sale of children for sex in Southwest Florida. The SMART Party utilizes a software platform to facilitate real-time participation from guests live and online. All guests, ticket holders and virtual registrants receive a personal fundraising page that can be shared with their networks on any device. Guests can watch the fundraising and social media activity grow and realize the power of their collective effort. Prizes will be given to the most active guests throughout the event. For more information and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit womensfundflorida.org and click on Events. The third annual Castles for Kids sand-sculpting contest to benefit Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples takes place Wednesday, Aug. 12, at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. Teams of four (two adults, two children) can sign up now for the day that also includes live entertainment, activities with Coach B Aquatics, lunch and sand buckets and shovels for the children. Registration is $125 for Cmon members, $150 for others. For contest details and information about sponsorship opportunities, call Cmon at 514-0084 or isit cmon. org. The 12th annual Hats in the Garden The Confection Collection Delectable Designs from Garden to Runway to benefit Naples Botanical Garden takes place Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Garden. Leslie Fogg and Kathleen Rooney are this years chairs; Kathy Wood is Hats in the Garden ambassador. Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor; additional sponsors include Naples Illustrated; Saks Fifth Avenue; Arthrex; Premier Sothebys International Realty; Arabesque of Naples; Kellie Jacoby, J3 Multi-dimensional Marketing; Rufino Hernandez, The Garden District; Sukie Honeycutt and Tonys Off Third; Naples Soap Company and Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vandenberg. For more information, call the Garden at 643-7275. n The Immokalee Foundation holds its Charity Classic Celebration & Fund A Dream Auction on Friday, Nov. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The TIF Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament precedes the celebration on Monday, Nov. 16. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 430-9122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at immokaleefoundation.org. Email details about charity galas and fundraisers to Cindy Pierce at cpierce@ floridaweekly.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 Sexiest Un-striptease AwardRyan GeorgePhyllis Diller might have joked: When I start to take off my clothes, men start shouting, Put it back on, put it back on! But thats exactly what Spikes fellow characters urged him to do in the Florida Rep production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Spike, played by Ryan George, is a mindless young actor who loves to take off his clothes and show off his uber-buff body. At one point, when told to put his clothes back on, he does a sultry reverse strip-tease, proving that putting on your clothes can be just as sexy as taking them off, if you know how to work it. Stealing Candy from a Baby AwardDiane DavisIn the Lets Put On A Show production of The Lyons, Diane Daviss character coldly sits by her husbands deathbed, thumbing through a home dcor magazine and wondering out loud how she could best redecorate the living room after he dies. But the line she had the most difficulty saying every night was breezily explaining to her children that it didnt matter shed stolen a bag of candy from another patients room down the hall, because the little girl was dying anyway. It was incredibly cold and callous, and Ms. Davis hated saying the line but it always got a laugh, each and every night. Best Impetus to Make a Will Award The cast of Dividing the Estate If you saw Horton Footes Dividing the Estate at Florida Rep and didnt have a will, you likely went straight home and contacted a lawyer to help you draw one up. The antics of this Southern family fighting over their mothers money and wondering how much they were going to inherit before her body was even cold were enough to motivate you to set things straight on paper. Watching the greedy granddaughters claiming furniture and jewelry like it was Supermarket Sweep was especially chilling. Best Impersonation of a Fairfield Porter Painting AwardGulfshore Playhouse set for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeI couldnt take my eyes off of the set of Gulfshore Playhouses production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Created by David Arsenault, with lighting by David Upton and Eric Furbish, it gave audiences a view from the large windows of a morning room that looked exactly like a Fairfield Porter painting come to life (despite Sonias insistence that it was an orchard.) Best Host AwardTy LandersEveryone thought Laboratory Theater of Florida was crazy for attempting to put on its first musical, but the troupe smartly chose to do Cabaret, a show that doesnt need to be polished and slick. Ty Landers, who portrayed the emcee of the seedy Kit Kat Club in 1930s Berlin, was perfect in the role: sexy, naughty, outrageous and sexually adventurous. Friend to Playwrights AwardTheatre Conspiracy, Florida Rep and Gulfshore PlayhouseA play isnt a play until it has an audience. For 16 years now, Bill Taylor at Theatre Conspiracy has been holding his annual New Play Contest and giving the winning play a full production. (Sometimes he also stages a runner up.) Three years ago, Gulfshore Playhouse began holding its multi-day New Works Festival of readings, and Florida Rep just held its second annual PlayLab Festival over four days. These three venues are smart to invest in theaters future this way. Plus, its just plain fun and exciting to hear new works read aloud. New Old-Fashioned Christmas AwardWynonnaWynonna gave a spectacular Christmas concert in December at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Her new sound is simultaneously fresh AND retro. It was stripped down, it was rich, it was wonderful. We hear she killed at her midnight show at SXSW in March. Cant wait to hear the new album. Black is the New Black AwardTheatre ConspiracyDespite Netflixs and Piper Kermans insistence that Orange is the New Black, black is the new black. And it is always in style, if not always found in our theaters. Theatre Conspiracy founder and artistic director Bill Taylor, long concerned about the lack of African Americans on our local stages and in our audiences, is attempting to rectify that. So Theatre Conspiracy has committed to presenting at least one play each season geared toward actors of color. The first, using local actors and some students from Florida SouthWestern State College, was a production of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Its a start. Hippest Person in the Room AwardLaurie AndersonExperimental performance artist Laurie Anderson, at the invitation of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, gave a lecture at Florida SouthWestern State College in late January. She was in the area, doing a month-long residency at Mr. Rauschenbergs Captiva estate/ artist retreat. Known for her song O Superman (for Massenet), for creating a tape-bow violin that uses pre-recorded magnetic tape instead of strings and for Moby-Dick (Songs and Stories from Moby Dick), among many other things, Ms. Anderson drew people from all over the state for her Saturday morning talk. She is, most definitely, the hippest person in the room, wherever she is. She talked of teaching her rat terrier, Lolabelle, to play keyboards when the dog went blind. She also shared how she created her Concert for Dogs at the Sydney Opera House in 2010, which she performed for dogs and their owners. (The idea came when, in a conversation with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, he said, Wouldnt it be great if you could look out over the audience and theyre all dogs?) She also talked about some of her early work, such as playing violin on street corners while wearing ice skates embedded in blocks of ice. The concert was over when the ice melted. She did not talk about her late husband, Lou Reed, who had died just over a year prior. The two had collaborated on some recordings together. Ive seen Ms. Anderson perform in New York and Chicago; itd be great to see her perform in Southwest Florida. But it was a rare treat to hear her speak about her work in Fort Myers, of all places and to see how, for true artists, there are no boundaries or boxes. Reconfiguring the Room AwardJade DellingerWhen Jade Dellinger became the gallery director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, we were thrilled. We knew wed see some creative work on exhibit. What we hadnt realized was that he would treat the gallery itself as a work of art, reconfiguring it (and even changing its dimensions, in a couple instances) with each new exhibit, offering not only a new show but literally a new space each time. Ingenious. All About That Bass AwardKate DavisIts not that typical to see a standup bassist fronting a band, let alone a female bassist. But singer/songwriter/ musician Kate Davis fell in love with the instrument and was all about that bass long before Meghan Trainor wrote that song about booty. The 20-something performer, just out of college a couple years, performed standards with her trio at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (no relation) in January and stunned the sold-out crowd with her musical skill and depth. (Shed also sold out performances at the Ringling International Arts Festival a couple years prior.) And yes, she performed her cover of All About that Bass while playing her upright bass. Her concert was the best thing Ive seen at the art center. Heres hoping they keep bringing her back. Repeat Repeat Award AwardArtisNaples and the Mann HallLast year, the Mann Hall and Artis Naples each staged The Book of Mormon: The Musical for a week. They both did so well that this coming season, the venues are presenting two of the same shows: Kinky Boots and Dirty Dancing. Thats great if youre too lazy to travel up or down to the other city to see a show, but bad if you love musical theater, because it limits the variety and number of shows youll see. Back when ArtisNaples was the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, it would book six Broadway shows a season. Now its down to four. And now half of those you can see at the Mann Hall. That sound you hear is your cultural options shrinking, and theater patrons weeping. Bad Math AwardGermain ArenaIn February, some fans were angry about missing the Bob Seger concert at Germain Arena; they had tickets, but were turned away because the parking lot was full. The arena can hold up to 8,500 people, but the parking lot holds only 2,000 cars. Apparently the venue thinks four and a quarter people will always come to concerts and other events together in a car. The problem isnt anything new, unfortunately. The venue experienced the same problems almost two decades ago when it opened in 1998 as Everblades Arena (it was also TECO Arena before becoming Germain Arena). People back then complained about the lack of sufficient parking and, if they were able to find a spot, how it could take more than an hour to exit the parking lot afterward. Best Place to Learn to Make Off-Color Comments in Sign LanguageFlorida RepIf, over the past six seasons, you ever attended a showing of Santaland Diaries starring Jason Parrish at Florida Reps ArtStage Studio Theatre, youve see him say in sign language: Santa has a tumor in his head the size of an olive. And then theres Tribes, Nina Raines moving play about a deaf son in a hearing family, which Florida Rep produced early this season, in the same space. The son, at one point, reading lips, signs for someone else what his fathers just said: (Dad says having sex with) her must be like sticking your (genitalia) into a cement mixer. Lifes a Table AwardMoses at the Ringling International Arts FestivalA table and a puppet. Doesnt sound like much. But it was amazing what the three puppeteers of Britains Blind Summit Theatre did with such simple props at this seasons Ringling International Arts Festival. The puppet Moses was a cantankerous guy having an existential crisis. His entire world was the surface of that table. It was smart, it was funny, it was deep. And it was incredible how he came to life and seemed to have a personality of his own. Moses also hung out afterward in the lobby to greet his fans. Everybodys Crazy Bout a Sharp-Dressed Man AwardLyle LovettSinger/songwriter/actor Lyle Lovett is undeniably one of the best-dressed performers today. When he and his band performed at Sarasotas Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in October, they not only sounded great, but looked sharp, too, in their suits. As Mr. Lovett explained to the Los NANCIESFrom page 1 PEDRO ZEPEDA / COURTESY PHOTOAmy Van Nostrand, Shane Andries, Felicia Curry and Kraig Swartz in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Gulfshore Playhouse. COURTESY PHOTOThe Book of Mormon came to Artis and Barbara B. Mann Hall this year.DAVIS
COURTESY PHOTOBoxer Heather Hardy, who visited town during the Fort Myers Film Festival, wins the Damon Runyon Award. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 C5 On the lawn across from MASA and A Night of indie RocK Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 Upcoming Events June 16 July 2 July 21 August 6 August 18 BAngeles Times back in September 2013: I want the audiences first impression of us to be that were taking what we do seriously. He also told the paper he wears Prada suits onstage, and also likes Gucci and Armani. Mr. Lovett now has a sideline as a professional designer of Western dress shirts. Were crazy about this sharp-dressed man his style and his music. Damon Runyon AwardHeather The Heat HardyDamon Runyon created such characters as Nicely-Nicely Jones and Little Isadore, colorful characters with equally colorful comments that were part street, part poetry. When we watched Hardy, Natasha Vermas documentary film about boxer Heather The Heat Hardy, at the Fort Myers Film Festival (the movie also recently screened at the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival), we were reminded of Mr. Runyon. For example, when discussing how close-knit the neighborhood was where she grew up, the native Brooklynite boxer said it was like I could spit on the street and hit two of my cousins before it hits the floor. And then there was her description of what shes like in the ring: I fight like you just stole my mothers wallet and I have two minutes to get it back. In person, Ms. Hardy is sweet and soft-spoken. But we wouldnt want to face her in the ring: Her record stands at 12-0, with two KOs. Her next big bout happens Friday, May 29, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on the undercard. Too bad the boxing-powersthat-be dont realize how much wed like to see professional womens boxing televised. Ms. Hardy continues to gain fans whenever the film is shown, and she certainly has many here in Southwest Florida.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERStage 2 Improv At 8 p.m. every Friday and 7 and 9 p.m. every Saturday through June 13 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or naplesplayers.org.August: Osage County By Lets Put On A Show Productions through May 30 at the Golden Gate Community Center. Letsputonashowproductions. com. See review on page C10.Macbeth By The Marco Players through May 31 at Marco Town Center mall. 642-7270 or marcoplayers.com. Footloose By the Naples Performing Arts Center Main Stage performers May 28 at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Church Basement Ladies Through July 4 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Nunsense By the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Players June 3-14. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Leading Ladies By the Island Theater Company June 12-20. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 394-0080 or theateronmarco.com. Legally Blonde By The Naples Players July 8-Aug. 9 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. THURSDAY5.28Plant Walk Explore and learn about the native plants of Delnor-Wiggins State Park at 9:30 a.m. Reservations recommended. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Let It Grow Bring your ailing plant (or a photograph of it) to Naples Botanical Garden for free advice from master gardeners from 1-3 p.m. Free with regular garden admission. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. For the Love of Books Library patrons are invited to share favorite recent titles with other avid readers at 2 p.m. at the Golden Gate Library. 2432 Lucerne Road. 252-4542 or collierlibrary.org. FRIDAY5.29Free Fit Naples Grande Resort offers a complimentary outdoor circuit training class at 8:30 a.m. the last Friday of each month starting today. 597-3232 or naplesgrande.com.Yoga and Art Naples Art Association combines art and yoga every Friday from 9-11 a.m. Each session begins with an hour of kundalini yoga followed by an hour-long intuitive art class. $100. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. The Power Within Join the meditation session and chill out at Goddess I Am at 10 a.m. $10. 600 Goodlette-Frank Road. 228-6949 or goddessiam.com. Game Day The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts mah jongg and card games from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org.Happy Hour Flow Shangri-La Springs hosts Yin Yang Happy Hour Yoga at 5 p.m. $15. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 949-0749 or shangrilasprings.com. Two Left Feet? Step up for a dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. at the Naples Italian American Foundation. $10. 7035 AirportPulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. SATURDAY5.30Farmers Market Dozens of vendors bring their food and wares to the Third Street South Farmers Market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama. 434-6533 or thirdstreetsouth.com.Food Trucks and Farmers Market The summer farmers market at Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt is open from 7:30 a.m. to noon, and the food trucks stay until 2 p.m. 273-2350.Peace and Paddleboarding Achieve perfect balance in a class that combines yoga and paddleboarding from 8:30-9:45 a.m. on the beach at Second Avenue North. $35 includes board rental; $15 if you bring your own board. Text 595-3199 to obtain confirmation beforehand.Storm Safety Home Depot hosts a hurricane preparedness event at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 30. Free. 1651 Airport Pulling Road. 793-2203 or homedepot.com.Yappy Hour Your canine companion enjoys free treats when you enjoy lunch or a drink at M Waterfront Grille in the Village on Venetian Bay from 1-4 p.m. 263-4421.Alligator Fishing Everglades Wonder Gardens visitors can feed hot dogs to the alligators (with $5 and staff supervision) from 2-4 p.m. Regular garden admission also applies. 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 992-2591 or evergladeswondergardens.com.Casey at the Mic Naples native and The Voice finalist Casey Weston performs at 7 p.m. at Agave Bar & Grill. $10-$50. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-3473 or agavenaples.com.Night in Brazil Enjoy Brazilian music and dancing at 8 p.m. at House of Gaia. $15 per person, $25 for two. 1660 Trade Center Way. 272-6152 or houseofgaia.com.SUNDAY5.31Family Fun Germain Arena hosts a family fun expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes two 20-minute performances by Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends at 11 a.m. $7 for adults, $4 for ages 3-12. 9487825 or germainarena.com. Meet the Vets and Techs Angel Animal Hospital hosts an open house from 1-3 p.m. 15505 Tamiami Trail N. 2218444 for angelanimal.vet.MONDAY6.1Yoga for Youngsters Green Monkey Yoga offers classes for kids ages 4-8 starting today. Sessions are from 4-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 8:459:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. $10 per class, $90 for 10 classes. 6200 Trail Blvd. 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com.Survivors Celebration Join the I Survived the 2015 Season party to benefit Liberty Youth Ranch from 5-7 p.m. at SWF Construction in Bonita Springs. Free admission and entertainment by L Jay Cool, hors doeuvres plus a raffle and silent auction. 28440 Old 41 Road. RSVP by calling 218-9902 or emailing swf@ swflconstructionsales.com.Pasta e Pellicola Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a screening of King of Melody (1953). The film tells the story of Guiseppe Verdi and his struggles for musical and romantic success. $15 for dinner and the movie, $5 for just the film. 7035 AirportPulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. TUESDAY6.2Start to Tango Pablo Repun Tango holds a lesson for beginners at 7 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or pablorepuntango.com.Travel Talk Preferred Travel of Naples and Alexander+Roberts host a talk about traveling to Cuba at 5 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Building. Free, but reservations required. 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd. (239) 261-1177 or preferrednaples.com.WEDNESDAY6.3Beach Yoga Instructor Candice Oligney of Green Monkey Yoga leads a gentle yoga class for all levels from 9-10 a.m. $5 plus park entry fee. Bring your own yoga mat, water, a towel and bug spray. $5 plus regular park entrance fee ($2 for bicyclists and walkers, $4 per car with one person, $6 per car with two or more people). Sign up by calling 5981938 or visiting greenmonkey.com.Kayak Tour GAEA Guides takes kayakers down the Cocohatchee River and Wiggins Pass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. Reservations required. $45. 6945513 or gaeaguides.com. Real Estate History John R. Wood Properties presents longtime Collier County resident Jack Joyce with The History of Real Estate in Naples and Marco Island at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at the real estate agencys Old Naples office. All are welcome. 787 Fifth Ave. S. RSVP required. Call Shayla Frank at 4340101 or email email@example.com. Art ALIVE The working art galleries and studios of Naples art district behind Pine Ridge and Airport Roads welcome visitors from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. 580-7999 or artswfl.com. COMING UPTurtle Talk Learn about the loggerhead turtles life story and the role DelnorWiggins Pass State Park plays during nesting season from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Thursday, June 4, at the park. Turtle carapaces and skulls will be on display. Free with regular park entrance fee ($2 for bicyclists and walkers, $4 per car with one person, $6 per car with two or more people). Reservations recommended. 597-6196.All About Avocado Naples Botanical Garden hosts a walking tour followed by a discussion about everything you need to know about avocados, including how to incorporate them into your diet, from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 4. $35 for Garden members, $40 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Exhibit Opening Friends of the Collier County Museums hosts an opening reception for Sights of Paradise, an exhibit of watercolors highlighting local landscapes and landmarks by Naples resident Michaela Castaldi, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Naples Depot Museum. The exhibit remains on display through July. Free. 1051 Fifth Ave. S. 262-6525 or colliermuseums.com.Free Concert The Wilder Sons perform on the lawn at Mercato from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 4. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com. Lunch & Learn Shangri-La Springs hosts a free lecture about stress and adaptability for lunch guests at noon Thursday, June 4. 27750 Old 41 Road. 949-0749 or shangrilasprings.com.Afternoon at the Movies The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents a screening and discussion of In the Loop (UK, 2009) from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the FGCU Naples Center. The run-up to war makes for curious rivalries and uneasy alliances, when the United States president and the prime minister of the UK fancy a war and their respective cabinets dont. $5 for RA members, $6 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. Reservations strongly recommended.Great Pipes Some of the areas finest organists play the 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at ArtisNaples in a program beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7. $20. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. The Full Monty Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Full Monty (UK, 1997) at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8. Six unemployed steelworkers form a male striptease act. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Sunrise in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden staff member Britt Patterson-Weber leads a tour from 6-8 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, giving visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy the peaceful morning hours as the plants and wildlife wake up for the day. $15 for Garden members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Picture Perfect The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers a class in Making/Taking Better Pictures with instructor Frank Berna from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the FGCU Naples Center. Attendees will learn how lighting, exposure and composition techniques can turn snapshots into works of art. $34 for RA members, $39 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. Ten life-sized animatronic dinosaurs reside at Naples Botanical Garden through July 5, moving, growling and giving Garden visitors a peek at life as it was on earth millions of years ago. Regular Garden admission applies. naplesgarden.org. History Come to Life, an exhibit of the cut paper collage art of John M. Williams at The Naples Depot Museum, ends Saturday, May 30. The artist, who has autism, says his work allows him to channel his energy and organize what can be a chaotic world. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MondaySaturday. Free. 1051 Fifth Ave. S. 262-6525 or colliermuseums.com.
5.30 Naples native and The Voice finalist Casey Weston performs from 7-10 p.m. Saturday in the lounge at Agave Bar & Grill. $10 general admission, $50 for guaranteed seating. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. agavenaples. com#DRIVE FOR IT #TANK IT Comedian Tom Green comes to The Comedy Zone at Visani in Port Charlotte for shows Sunday and Monday, May 31 and June 1. visani.net 5.29 5.28-30 5.31 Start your weekend with a $5 flute of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label ($25 for a glass of La Grande Dame) or your favorite cocktail and an appetizer during happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. 475 Seagate Drive. naplesgrand.com Brides-to-be can meet Southwest Floridas premiere wedding vendors and specialists at the Naples Bridal Expo from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the Hilton Naples. $5 (brides can pre-register for free admission). naplesbridalexpo.com# WED IT Meet the dysfunctional Weston family when Lets Put On A Show Productions presents August: Osage County at the Golden Gate Community Center. See review on page C10. letsputonashowproductions.com Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends pull into Germain Arena for a family fun expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $7 for adults, $4 for ages 3-12. germainarena.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOMom & Me Rookery Bay invites moms and kids ages 5 and up to join an art session led by Marjorie Pesek at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10. $25 for mom and child. 300 Tower Road. 590-5940 or rookerbay.org. More than Myths Brush up on Whos Who in Classical Greek Mythology from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Moorings Parks. The FGCU Renaissance Academy promises this lecture is NOT the mythology you remember from high school. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. Instructor is Carol Johnson. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu.Dinner Social The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner, cards and mah jongg at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. $25 members, $30 nonmembers. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Cruisin David Lawrence Centers Young Executives host a sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess setting out at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11. $40. 304-3505 or paiges@ dlcmhc.com.Tile Tournament Naples Italian American Foundation hosts a mah jongg tournament to benefit Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support at 8 a.m. Friday, June 12. Includes continental breakfast, lunch buffet and raffle drawing. Please bring mah jongg sets. $45 cash due by Friday, June 5. 7035 Airport Road. 5975210 or niafoundation.org. Afternoon at the Movies The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of Gilda (USA, 1946) starring Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the FGCU Naples Center. $5 for RA members, $6 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. Reservations strongly recommended.Love the Louvre The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents The History and Collection of the Louvre, Paris, France from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, June 15, at The Terraces in Bonita Springs. Carol Jonson is the instructor. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu.Pasta e Pellicola Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner and screens Gli Zitelloni (Italy, 1958) at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 15. A man who is falling in love seeks advice from a professor whose philosophy is that men are not meant to be married. $15, $5 for movie alone. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Foreign Film Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs host a screening of Soul Kitchen (Germany, 2009) at 7 p.m. Monday, June 15. In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly breaks the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Electric Magnates The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents Tesla, Edison, Westinghouse: The Men Who Invented Electricity from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Moorings Park. Instructor Steve Mutart discusses the early 20th century saga of brilliance, jealously, showmanship, deceit, money and greed. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with pertinent details and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 Call 239.649.2275 for Reservations NaplesPrincessCruises.com 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102The Best Events Are on the Water Boat and jet ski rentals also available at the marina! Tuesday, June 2Best of the 50s, 60s, 70s with Joe Marino Tuesday, June 9Live Tropical Steel Pan with J Robert Tuesday, June 16Todays Contemporary Hits with Brett & Lola of the Brett Foreman GroupO ering Daily Public CruisesSeabreeze Lunch, Dinner, Hors doeuvres A ernoon and Sunset Sightseeing STARTING IN JUNE watch for our summer specials! 5 5 FLORIDA WRITERSDebut novel exposes an American South often overlooked A Tree Born Crooked by Steph Post. Pandamoon Publications. 234 pages. Trade paperback, $15.99. I almost missed this one, which is among the most original and striking Florida novels Ive encountered in my almost nine years of walking this beat. Steph Post presents no gorgeously hued Sunshine State here. This is the Florida of grit and grime state: the North Florida that is really Southern (rather than the South Florida that is mostly Northern). If you can hold your liquor, or even if you cant, jump into the beat-up pickup and come along for the ride. Youll need plenty of antacid, bandages and your weapon of choice. The plot focuses on the reluctant homecoming of James Hart. James has survived a youth of petty crime and various kinds of self-destructive behavior. Estranged from his family, he has for a time now abandoned his reckless former life and become a responsible, if lonely, citizen. He returns to Crystal Springs after receiving a rather impersonal announcement about his fathers funeral. But he comes home too late, and its unclear if he is really welcome. Hes viewed as someone who betrayed his family, rather than as someone who escaped a debilitating environment. For most who stay, Crystal Springs is a dead end: rundown businesses, too much drinking and drugs, and no sense of a future. Success means pulling off a robbery and getting away with it. In fact, such is the sordid dream that has backfired on Jamess younger brother, Rabbit, who is caught up in a dangerous caper as well as a drug habit. Suddenly, it is Jamess duty should he choose to accept to help Rabbit survive his bad decisions. Reluctantly, James gets involved in extricating Rabbit from a situation in which Rabbit is accused of stealing from a local money-laundering scheme. (He had, after all, learned that a pile of cash would be stashed temporarily at a nearby strip club.) The Alligator Mafia, a small-time mob connected to larger ones, is breathing down his neck. Rabbit and his cohorts are biting the criminal hand that already feeds them, and they will pay for this big time. The v i f f i S s philJASONpkjason@comcast.net POST
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City 239-263-2734 NaplesWaterfrontDining.com Watch the Sun Set, and the Moon Rise while Dining on the Water at ARTS COMMENTARY The disturbingly entertaining hell of a dysfunctional family in AugustEven the best of families can be complicated at times. The worst of them are even more so. Throw in verbal and physical abuse, neglect, failed relationships, divorce and addictions to pills and alcohol, and youve got the makings of a real mess. Unless, of course, youre talking about a fictional family. In which case you have the ingredients for an entertaining drama. August: Osage County, playing at the Golden Gate Community Center through May 30, has all this and more. The Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning dark comedy is challenging even for the most experienced theater troupes. For a fledgling community theater to take it on with amateur actors is incredibly ambitious, to say the least, and seems to have the makings of a theatrical disaster. I admit, I approached this production the way were taught to respond to hurricane watches and warnings: Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. Im happy to say Lets Put A Show Productions staging exceeded my expectations. While not without its flaws, the troupe should be proud of what its done. First of all, Jim Swankers set: The play calls for multiple levels and rooms in an Osage County, Oklahoma, house. The stage at the Golden Gate Community Center is small. Its the kind of stage youd see in a high school gym at one end of the basketball court. But Mr. Swanker made the most of it, creating at least three levels and multiple rooms including a study, a kitchen, a living room, a dining room and two bedrooms. Theres also a screen door leading to some porch steps. Prior to a dining room scene, stagehands rushed out and inserted a middle leaf in the table, enlarging it so nine people could easily sit around it. The designer also employed the real estate agents trick of making a modest home look bigger by using smaller furniture. Wallpaper with a books-in-a-bookcase pattern was used in the study instead of actual bookcases, and paper with a cedar siding design was used to suggest the outside of the house. Nice touches included framed silhouettes of the three daughters hanging on a woodpaneled wall. The small set did make it difficult at times to understand the staging; there were times when I couldnt tell if people were in the same scene together or simply in different parts of the house. August: Osage County revolves around the Weston family. Violet (Mai Puccio) and her husband Beverly (Kip Jones) are both a mess. Hes a brooding alcoholic who once had a successful poetry career; shes suffering with cancer of the mouth and is addicted to pills. Their daughters Karen (Tracey Lane), Barbara (Rebecca Bronzini) and Ivy (Stacey Boisvert) all have problems with the men in their lives. Bev hires a local Cheyenne woman, Johnna (Esther Snyder), to help take care of his wife and cook and clean. And then he disappears. The children are all called home as the local authorities search for him. Barb and her professor husband, Bill (Sean OShea), are having difficulty controlling their teenage daughter, Jean (Kelsey Browne), and Bill is having an affair with a student. And Karens fianc, Steve (Keith Gahagan), has not only a wandering eye, but a perverse taste for under-aged girls. To top off this family reunion from hell, Violets sister and brother-in-law, Mattie Fae (Carol Comeaux) and Charlie, (Stan Zawatsky), show up as well as their son, Little Charles (Ryan Sullivan). Getting these people together is like filling a room with fireworks, dousing it all with gasoline and then tossing in a match. This is a family of deep hurts and numerous secrets; its a disaster when the truth comes out. Its a stark portrait of how abuse and mistreatment perpetuates itself in families, how parents misuse and browbeat their children, who grow up to have children of their own that they then sliceand-dice with their sharp, cruel tongues. This is also, however, a funny play, filled with humorous lines and situations. (Even a daughter screaming at her mother to Eat the fish, bitch! is extremely funny, in its context.) Unfortunately, at the performance I attended, a man two rows ahead of me (and right in my line of sight) would turn and look at a man seated in the row behind him Every. Single. Time something funny was said or a curse word spoken. (And theres lots of cursing in this play; its definitely for mature audiences.) It was as if he were saying, Did you get that? Did you think that was funny? The perpetual head swiveling was very distracting, and I wondered if the constant motion also bothered the actors. At its worst, this play could come off like a bad impersonation of a Jerry Springer episode, with histrionics and over-acting. This cast includes people whove been on stage before and others for whom its the first time. Performances varied. Ms. Puccio, as Violet, captivates the audience from the first time she staggers downstairs in her pajamas, so high shes unable to pronounce words correctly. She puts on an incredible performance. The scene where the sheriff (Jesse Heindl) appears at the door and Violet starts dancing to an Eric Clapton song is both funny and horrifying. She has numerous memorable scenes, especially a family dinner where she proceeds to verbally eviscerate the others and then claims, Im only truth telling. Its not her fault theyre upset; some people are antagonized by the truth, she says. Ms. Puccios intense, multi-layered performance alone makes this play worth seeing. I was also impressed with Mr. Zawatskys strong performance as Charlie, the genial, long-suffering husband of a woman who lives to browbeat others, especially their son. And Mr. Sullivan, making his community theater debut, does an excellent job as Little Charles: vulnerable and full of twisting anxieties; timid, but wanting to be his own man. While there are many good performances in this production, sometimes it seems as if the actors are not engaging with each other. I know its a play about estrangement and dysfunction, but at times it felt as if perhaps the director rehearsed them individually, rather than as an ensemble. Theyd say their lines well, but at times that arc of electricity, of connection between the characters, was missing. Perhaps they need to concentrate more on interacting and listening to each other, rather than just putting on a good performance of their own. Despite that, August: Osage County is entertaining and moving. Was Lets Put On A Show Productions ambitious with staging this show? Yes. But it was well worth the gamble. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com The full cast of Lets Put On A Show Productions August: Osage County. August: Osage County>> Who: Lets Put On A Show Productions >> When: Through May 30 >> Where: Golden Gate Community Center, Naples >> Cost: $25, general seating >> Info: 398-9192 or letsputonashowproductions.com >> Note: this is a three-hour show with two 10-minute intermissions.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 HOROSCOPES FIRSTCLASS ATHLETES By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SEE ANSWERS, C11 SEE ANSWERS, C11 GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Shyness might keep you from asking for more information on a potentially important matter. But your curiosity grows stronger by midweek and gives you the impetus for data-gathering. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking on too many tasks may not be the wise thing to do at this time. You might overspend both your physical and emotional energy reserves, and have to miss out on some upcoming events. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Try to keep your spending at an affordable level. Splurging now -especially on credit -could create a problem if your finances are too low for you to take advantage of a possible opportunity. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might not approve of a colleagues behavior during much of the week. But dont play the judgmental Virgo card here. As always, check the facts before you assume the worst. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Coping with an old issue that has suddenly re-emerged could take a big toll on your emotional energies. Decide whether you really want to pursue the possibilities here. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) For all your skill in keeping your secrets safe, you could be unwittingly letting one slip out by the way youre behaving in that new relationship. Are congratulations soon to be in order? SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Good old-fashioned horse sense could help you get around those who unknowingly or deliberately put obstacles in your way. Ignore the confusion and follow your own lead. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A puzzling attitude change in a colleague from friendly to chilly might stem from a long-hidden resentment suddenly bubbling up. An open and honest talk should resolve the problem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This week, many ever-generous Aquarians might find themselves feeling an acquisitive urge. If so, indulge it. Youve earned the right to treat yourself to wonderful things. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Expect to get a lot of advice on how to go about implementing your plans. But once youve sorted it all out, youll probably find that, once again, your way will be the best way. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Still operating under a full head of self-esteem makes you want to tackle a matter you had shied away from. OK. But be sure to arm yourself with facts before you make a move. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That smart move you recently made caught the attention of a lot of people, including some with financial deals to offer. Use your Taurean wariness to check them out thoroughly. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy the quiet times of your life, but when youre in the mood, you can throw a party everyone will want to go to. PUZZLES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 C13 CONTRACT BRIDGEA sad disillusionment BY STEVE BECKERLet's say youre playing rubber bridge and hold the East hand. Much to your surprise, South opens with one spade, your partner doubles, and North bids two spades. You restrain yourself and pass, whereupon South says three spades, which rolls around to you. You have four trump tricks in your own hand, and partner has indicated a hand of approximately opening strength, so naturally you double. That's exactly how the bidding went many years ago when Al Sobel, then the American Contract Bridge Leagues chief tournament director, held the East cards. As he recounted the story in the ACBL Bulletin, his partner was an exceptionally sound bidder, so all Sobel had to do was to sit back and wait for the shekels to come rolling in. The only trouble was that Sobels dream of affluence did not materialize. West had solid values for his double of one spade, but he didn't take a single trick, despite his 17 points, and South made three spades doubled. Declarer ruffed the diamond lead, cashed the ace of hearts and ace of clubs, and ruffed a club in dummy. Then he ruffed a diamond and a club, another diamond and his last club. By this time eight tricks had been played, and declarer had won them all. Sobel still had the A-Q-J-10-9 of trumps, and South, with the K-6 of trumps, could not be stopped from scoring a trump for his last trick. The result did not prove that Sobel had made a bad double one must occasionally pay the piper in order to show a profit over the long haul. Of course, Sobel got credit for his 100 honors, but that was small consolation considering that South scored 730 points for making his doubled contract. In essence, Sobel got buried with honors.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 Beat the heat this summer and enjoy the air-conditioned, indoor Summer Programs at the Conservancy Nature Center. Cinema Saturdays Summer Lecture Series FREE Admission Days Cin ema Sa tur day s Seri Full summer schedule at conservancy.org Check out our new Calico Crab inside the Dalton Discovery Center. Join the Feeding Frenzy or any of our daily interactive programs. Cool off inside the new Little Explorer Play Zone. NATURE CENTER FAVORITES! Electric boat tours Boat & Lunch program Kayak rentals von Arx Wildlife Hospital exhibitsCool as a Calico CrabConservancy Nature Center I 1495 Smith Preserve Way I Naples, FL 34102 239.262.0304 I www.conservancy.org FILM CAPSULESTomorrowland 1/2(George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie) Young genius Casey (Ms. Robertson) and a disgraced inventor (Mr. Clooney) travel to an alternate dimension to try to save the world. The story is a convoluted mess and the visual effects are far from impressive. What a disappointment. Rated PG.Good Kill 1/2(Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Bruce Greenwood) An Air Force pilot (Mr. Hawke) now remotely flies drones into enemy territory, but struggles balancing family life with the morality of his work. Mr. Hawke gives a strong performance and its a new part of war being explored, but its not always compelling. Rated R.Pitch Perfect 2 (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow) The Barden Bellas must win the world championships of a cappella or theyll have to disband. It isnt better than its 2012 predecessor, and it doesnt have to be. All it has to do is satisfy the throngs of fans who loved the original and are eagerly coming back for more of the same. Thankfully, it delivers. Rated PG-13.Mad Max (Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult) In the post-apocalyptic future, former cop Max (Mr. Hardy) teams with a female renegade (Ms. Theron) as they try to escape a villain named Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Loud and exciting non-stop action, its rather artfully done by director George Miller. Rated R.Hot Pursuit 1/2(Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Michael Mosley) A by-the-book cop (Ms. Witherspoon) has trouble escorting a drug lords wife (Ms. Vergara) from San Antonio to Dallas. There are the normal buddy comedy/road trip bits you expect, but Ms. Witherspoon and Ms. Vergara have enough chemistry to make it worth recommending. Rated PG-13.The D Train (Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn) Loser Dan (Mr. Black) recruits a former classmate-turned-actor named Oliver (Mr. Marsden) to attend their high school reunion, thinking getting Oliver there will make Dan cooler. Complications ensue. Its so unfunny its painful to sit through. When it was over I felt bad for the actors, talented as they are and undone by such horrid material. Rated R.Avengers: Age of Ultron (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, James Spader) Tony Stark (Mr. Downey Jr.) hopes the world will be safe after he creates Ultron (voice of Mr. Spader), but it turns out Ultron wants to destroy the world instead. The Avengers to the rescue! Its an action-effects extravaganza that lacks the novelty of its predecessor but is nonetheless quite entertaining. Rated PG-13.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 C15 TUTOR SPORTS TEACHER CALL GLENNAT 269-7625Glenn Herriman LATEST FILMSIll See You In My DreamsIs it worth $10? Yes!Ill See You In My Dreams is the antithesis of mainstream Hollywood cinema: Its lead actors are over 70, there are no visual effects, the humor is wholesome, it doesnt have an undeniably happy ending and theres no shameless pandering for a sequel. This is the simple story of a widow whos a lonely soul but isnt looking for love, just companionship and happiness. The fact that she finds all of the above is a testament to her good nature though as with anything in life, there are no guarantees. Carols (Blythe Danner) husband died 20 years ago, which allowed her to retire from her teaching career and continue her part-time singing hobby. At the start of the film shes content: She plays bridge with the girls and has a daily routine that keeps her going. She has her own home, a pool, a loving daughter (Malin Akerman), a level head and, if she ever wanted to capitalize on it, her looks (Ms. Danner is Gwyneth Paltrows mother). She befriends her much-younger pool cleaner (Martin Starr) because he, too, is a lonely soul, and they form a symbiotic bond that enriches both of their lives. One day while Carol is shopping for vitamins, a man with a deep voice and Hall of Fame mustache* comes up to her and says, Youre just right the way you are, then turns around and walks away, smiling. Hes Bill (Sam Elliott), and shes intrigued. Later he asks her to lunch and a genuine, heartfelt bond is formed. Many movies have been made about growing old gracefully, but few do it with the touching poignancy of Ill See You In My Dreams. A large reason for this is Ms. Danner, who assumes the lead role with a fragile elegance. She accomplishes the rare feat of making us want Carol to be happy and simultaneously not frustrating us when Carol makes stubborn, pig-headed decisions. As for Mr. Elliott, he gets to show a softer side to the gruff screen persona were used to, and hes highly effective as the alpha male Carol needs to guide her to happiness. Director Bret Haleys film is not without humor. One montage has Carol the victim of disastrous speed dating, with potential suitors wanting everything from a housewife to a sex partner to a shoulder to cry on. And an inspired, unexpected bit emerges when Carol and her friends (Rhea Perlman, June Squibb, Mary Kay Place) indulge in medicinal marijuana and get the giggles in the supermarket checkout. Its not that telling a good story has become a lost art, its that visual frills and extravagances are also required in todays cinema to earn more money. So theres something to be said for the simplicity of the good, honest and touching story of Ill See You In My Dreams. Yes, it might be intended for an older crowd, but its certainly a movie we can all learn from. This is true: Mr. Elliott was inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015. >> Although Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott have been in show business for decades, they didnt meet until they started working on the lm. underrated Lord of War (2005). t i g w Y t dan HUDAKwww.punchdrunkmovies.com seafoodrestaurantnaples.comSUNDAY BRUNCH 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. $19.99 PER PERSONOmelet & Carving Stations, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs Benedict, Fresh Fruit, French Toast, Home Fries, Baked Haddock & More! The Best Lunch in Naples!Served 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. NEW! Bills Seafood Stir-Fry $12 Open Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich $8 Lobster Salad Club $15 Baked Haddock Nova Scotia $11 Chef Bills Dinner FeaturesServed 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Pork Osso Bucco $18 Served over fettuccine with marinara. Chef Felixs Special $24 Shrimp, mussels, little neck clams and haddock tossed in vodka sauce with artichoke hearts, mushrooms and basil. Served over angel hair pasta. Sauteed Sea Scallops $26 Topped with a vermouth parsley sauce. Served over sauted baby spinach. Grilled Sword sh Atlantis $24 Topped with shrimp and scallop scampi. Served with potato and vegetable. Weekly FeaturesTwin Lobsters $25.99 Two 1 lb. lobsters served with drawn butter, corn and chowder. Dinner for Two $79.99 3-course meal that includes salad, corn on the cob, chowder and 2 lb. lobsters. 18-Ounce T-Bone Steak $28 Served with salad, potato and vegetable. ITS NOT JUST HAPPY HOUR AT BILLS,ITS HAPPYDAYS!Summer Happy Hour 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with New Happy Hour Menu!Drink of the Week $7 White or Red Sangria Appetizer of the Week $14 Brie Cheese Supreme For 24221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111 Visit opentable.com for ReservationsNot responsible for typographical errors.GIFT CERTIFICATES & TAKEOUT AVAILABLE! FRESH NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD FLOWN IN DAILY! Call us to cater your next event or have a private event in our Cape Cod room.Early Bird Specials Served 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Baked Haddock $10 Shrimp & Scallops $14 Sirloin Caesar $12
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WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 C21 Marco Players set auditions for new seasonThe Marco Players is preparing for the 2015-16 season and has scheduled audition dates for for several shows, including one being staged later this summer. Here are the shows that have roles available: Shooting Star This play by Steven Dietz has roles for one woman and one man. Its the story of two college lovers who, years later, find themselves snowed in at the same airport. Greg Madera directs. Auditions will take place by appointment June 29-30. Performances are Aug. 6-23. The Art of Murder Joe DiPietros play, which won the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Mystery, has roles for two men and two women. Jim Corsica directs. Auditions are set for July 25. Performances are Nov. 4-22. Same Time, Next Year Bernard Slades beloved romantic comedy has roles for one man and one woman, whose love affair spans 25 years. Richard Joyce directs. Auditions take place Aug. 29. Performances are Jan. 6-24. Roses Dilemma Neil Simons unpredictable romantic comedy calls for two men and two women. Beverly Dahlstrom directs. Auditions take place Sept. 26. Performances are Feb. 10-28. Across Jerry Mayers romantic comedy about how crossword puzzles are a metaphor for life calls for one man and one woman. Mr. Madera directs. Auditions are set for Oct. 24. Performances are March 16-April 3. To schedule an audition or for more information, call Ms. Dahlstrom at 4045198 or email info@themarcoplayers. com. Up next from the Players is Sylvia, A.R. Gurneys romantic comedy in which a stray dog comes between a husband and wife of 22 years. Performances are June 11-28 at The Marco Players Theater in Marco Town Center Mall. Call the number above or visit the website for ticket information.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 C23 Managers Special And so much more... New Orleans Muffaletta Fresh Fruit Tray Chicken Pasta Primo Taco SaladSandwiches, pasta, stued potatoes, kids meals and more Apples to Zucchini Salad Bar Catering & Delivery Free Ice Cream for diners jasonsdeli.comVariety is our spiceTMFort Myers Reections Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake 239-590-9994 Sarasota 5231 University Pkwy. @ Honore 941-351-5999 Port Charlotte US Hwy. 41 & 776 941-235-3354 Cape Coral Santa Barbara near Veterans 239-458-8700 Naples Immokalee near Airport 239-593-9499 Margarita Mondays! $4 Margaritaville Margaritas ALL DAY! Taco Tuesday! 3pm-Close Two of our famous sh tacos with a side of cool black bean and rice salad for $9.95! $3.50 Dos Equis Amber Drafts $5 Margaritaville Silver Tequila Shots Wednesday Hump Day Happy Hour! Happy Hour Drink prices ALL DAY! Thirsty Thursdays! $10 Domestic Draft Pitchers ALL DAY!(239) 530-2225 489 Bayfront Place, Naples, FLNEW SpecialsNEW SUMMER HOURS starting Monday June 1st! Mon-Thurs 3pm-Close Fri-Sun 11am-Close CELEBRITY EXTRAExploring the food culture of the South BY CINDY ELAVSKYQ: I really liked a show on the Cooking Channel called Unique Eats, especially brothers Matt and Ted Lee. Can you tell me what else they have coming up? Ginger F., via emailA: Matt and Ted have a new show airing on Ovation TV called Southern Uncovered with the Lee Brothers, which premieres Sunday, June 14, at 8 p.m. ET. In each of six episodes, Matt and Ted explore a different city in the South, seeking to expose the unique and unexpected sides of Southern cuisine and culture. I spoke with Ted about their new series, and he told me: This is the show I feel like we were meant to do all along. The food culture now is so exciting. There are so many Southern cities that we can explore. And theyre learning new stuff right along with their viewers. Ted explained: There is man in Charleston, our hometown, who is aging wine underwater. He has a winery in Napa Valley that makes delicious Napa Valley-style cabernets, and as an experiment in innovation, hes trucking them from Napa to Charleston, putting them in cages, burying them in Charleston Harbor for 18 months, taking them out, and seeing if they taste good. Would you like to win one of three autographed copies of the Lee Brothers newest cookbook, The Lee Bros Charleston Kitchen? Email email@example.com or write to Cindy Elavsky, KFWS, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 327853-6475, telling me your favorite Southern city for culture and cuisine, and Ill put you in the running for the cookbook. Entries must be received or postmarked by June 30. Readers: Heres the list of CBS shows that have been renewed or canceled. Renewed are: Broke Girls, Hours, Minutes, The Amazing Race, Big Brother, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, CSI: Cyber, Criminal Minds, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Mike & Molly, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Odd Couple, Person of Interest, Scorpion, Survivor and Undercover Boss. Shows that have either ended their run or have been canceled include: Battle Creek, The McCarthys, The Mentalist, The Millers, Reckless, Stalker and Two and a Half Men. CSI has been canceled, however it will wrap up on Sept. 27 with a two-hour movie, which will mark the return of original series star William Petersen. Unforgettable also was canceled by CBS, but has been picked up by A&E. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.TED LEE Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes.MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food Lunch Menu11:30am to 3:00pm MondayFridayAll selections served with your choice of soup, house salad or fries and soft beverage.Happy Hour Weekdays 4:00pm6:00pm Half Price Appetizers! Half Price Domestic Beer and House Wine!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 We Create Beautiful Smiles WE OFFER PAYMENT PLANS THROUGH CARE CREDIT GULFVIEW DENTAL IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF DR. DEAN MOURSELAS TO OUR DENTAL FAMILY! GULFVIEWDENTISTRY.COMLOCATED IN THE FRENCH QUARTER 501 Goodlette Road North Suite B202 Naples, FL 34102 No Insurance? No Problem. Ask about our Dental Assistance Savings Plan! Complimentary Emergency Exams and Second Opinions (D01407) NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!Call today! WOW! $97 SPECIAL$379 VALUE, YOU SAVE $282!Patient Consultation, Exam, Cleaning and Necessary X-Rays (DO110, D0150, D0274)PLUS FREE TEETH WHITENINGNOT VALID WITH THE PRESENCE OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE. SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. MUST CALL BY 6/4/15. CONGRATULATIONS to all Graduates! SOCIETYThe fifth annual Walk For Wishes 5K run/walk for Make-A-WishLike us on Facebook.com /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com.David Larson, Lynn Reese, Chana Weaver, Donna Neal, Ann Renckens and Bob Des JardinHanna Marjon and Mia Lestorn Adriana Gomez and Emily Bonetti Eulalia, Benjamin, Omar and Omar Encarnacion Jr. Alex Santos, Kristen Bouchard and John Alley Jenny Foegen, Andrew Sicnolf and Amy SpradlinSUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 Come Experience The Woodhouse Dierence! b | tnf r r | nt | N.WS. tf.n. (t)btn ftrn, fttfn ntfmassage | facials | body treatments | microdermabrasion | hydrafacial | manicures | pedicures | waxing | gifts | events SOCIETYStage 2 Improv kicks off summer at the Sugden Community TheatreLike us on Facebook.com /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com.BOB KELLY / COURTESY PHOTOS Brad Van Houten and Lori Broderick Terry Porcelli, Sue Rapanos and Winnie Smyth Ian and Allison Cocklin, Lori and Gary Broderick Sawyer True and Joe Zerbo Brett Martson and Diane Davis Front: Cory Steiger, Dolores Fetters and Preslie True. Back: Cole Butcher, Sharon True, Sawyer True and Brad Van Houten. The Stage 2 Improv troupe Back row: Mike Santos, Guy Glover, Susannah Breslin, Lucy Harris, Synthia DuBose, Rosie Spinosa and Casey Debrowski. Front row: Gina Balducci, Joe Zerbo, Steve Johnson, Scott Thompson and Judith Gangi Santos Sherry Smith and Val Kuffel Rosie Spinosa, Kathy Rogers and Brett Marston Carole Jacobson and Bill Morrison Mark Harris and Lucy Harris
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 COURTESY PHOTOSDancers from the Naples Performing Arts Center Suzanne Chute, Simone Lugert and Bob Chute Bob Stucker and Ann Stucker Dan Gill, Joyce Hecht and David Hecht Catherine Perez and Bill Perez Connie Eaton and Bob Eaton Like us on Facebook.com /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYThe 2015 Magnolia Ball for NCH at a private beach estate Allen Weiss, Simone Lutgert, Scott Lutgert, Sandra Gerry and Alan GerrySusie McCurry and Dave McCurry
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYJoe Gammons and Roger Mercado Jodi Hanson, Heather Creighton and Cathy Lubner Ginger Walker, Kimbra Smith and Kathleen Williamson Larry Norris and Renee Norris Jen Case, Nicole Black, Wendy Tooley, Sherry Paprocki and Ray Paprocki Renee Gaddis and Allison Pezzuti Brian Taschner, Daniel Lubner and Greg Blurton SOCIETYKicking off the 2016 Heart Ball at the Florida Weekly printing facilityLike us on Facebook.com /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 BUTCHER BLOCK SPECIAL811 7th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102At 8th Street across from Cambier Park, next to City Hall For reservations, call 239.206.4310 chapelgrill.comCLOSED MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAYUNHEARD OF PRICES AT THE CHAPEL GRILL!THURSDAY NIGHTS STARTING MAY 28TH!!! The chimes in the steeple are calling you to come experience a higher standard. $19.95BEEF BRISKET & SWEET POTATO FRIESHouse made BBQ sauce, green beans & Cajun seasoned sweet potato fries COULOTTE STEAK & FRIESHorseradish cream, buttered carrots & Chipotle ranch steak friesFLAT IRON & POTATO STRINGSDijon garlic butter, green beans & Parmesan herb potato strings INCLUDES A GLASS OF HOUSE WINEReservations Strongly Recommended Call 239-206-4310 SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10:00PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11:00PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4360 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-263-FISH (3474)fishseafoodrestaurant.com FISHRESTAURANT Join Us For Lunch on Venetian Bay2-COURSE, 1 PLATE LUNCH $12.95 HAPPY HOUR 1/2 PRICE 3-6PMWell Drinks & WineFISH Presents Exceptional Quality and Freshness at its Best! CUISINE NEWSNothings changed except the owners at landmark Spankys Speakeasy BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comNaples landmark Spankys Speakeasy has changed hands. Emily Hatcher and Ted Monty purchased the restaurant and property from the original longtime owner Jane Hergott, who decided to sell the establishment after the passing of her husband and co-owner Fred Alander. The new owners say they say dont plan to make any major changes to the 30-year-old establishment that has already found the recipe for success. Thats the question all the regulars have and once you tell them no, they warm up and theyre fine, Ms. Hatcher says. Theyre all so worried its going to change. If anything, were going to fine tune the menu and maybe offer fresh seafood. The new owners come to Spankys from Quail Creek Country Club, where Ms. Hatcher was the food and beverage manager and Mr. Monty was the general manager. Spankys Speakeasy specializes in casual American food and is known for its salad bar and quirky dcor, which includes antiques and Americana that Ms. Hergott collected over the years. The restaurant is at 1550 Airport-Pulling Road. For more information, call 6431559 or visit spankysnaples.com.Doing jerky rightNaples-based Chefs Cut Real Jerky, which uses butcher cuts of meat to make jerky, has been selected to provide four to six handcrafted, cured meats to be included in Carnivore Club subscription boxes. Club members can select one-time, monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly boxes filled with selections such as South African biltong, charcuterie, chorizo, salumi and more including choices from Chefs Cut Real Jerky, which is owned and operated in Naples by Blair Swiler and Dennis Riedel. For more information, visit chefscutrealjerky.com or carnivoreclub.co.One spot for Cru NightCru Night, which spotlights one rare Italian wine in select restaurants across the country, takes place Wednesday, June 10. The only restaurant in Southwest Florida that will pour the top red wine from one of Sicilys leading estates, the Rosso del Conte from Tasca dAlmerita, is Osteria Tulia in Naples. Guest sommelier Marcello Palazzi from Winebow will pour the Rosso del Conte from a 3ml or 750ml bottle to accompany a two-course meal of arancine with sugo, english peas and mozzarella, and spiedini of beef tenderloin with provolone, local chard, oregano potatoes and salmoriglio. The $50 cost includes one glass of wine. For reservations, call 213-2073 or visit tulianaples.com.Take Note Avenue5 hosts the first of its new StarTender Night series from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in the restaurant lounge. StarTender celebrity bartenders Vicki Tracy of The Arlington and Chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire will join Avenue5 mixologists behind the bar to make cocktails. Not only will 100 percent of the evenings gratuities go to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, but Avenue5 owner Phil McCabe will match the total dollar for dollar. Avenue 5 is at 699 Fifth Ave. S. Complimentary valet parking is available. For more information about Make-AWish Southern Florida, call 992-9474 or visit sfla.wish.org. Sea Salt hosts a spirits tasting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, with Jim Beam specialist Anthony Libretti pouring and discussing Knob Creek Smoked Maple small-batch bourbon, Jim Beam Devils Cut bold bourbon and Hornitos Black Barrel tequilia. Joey Martella will entertain at the piano. 1186 Third St. S. 434-7258 or seasaltnaples.com. Sweetwater Powersports and Momentum Brewhouse host a sunset cruise departing Sweetwaters location in Bonita Springs at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Onboard guests will enjoy selections from the Bonita Springs brewery. $39.95. For reservations or more information, call 949-9945 or visit momentumbrewhouse.com. Omei Chinese Bistro is closing its 14700 Tamiami Trail location near Wiggins Pass to consolidate service at its 6463 Naples Blvd. location. The last night of service at its North Naples location will be Sunday, May 31. For more information, call 860-1062 or visit omeinaples.com. Whole Foods Market in Mercato invites everyone to a free block party and storewide sampling from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28. Summertime block parties will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. every Saturday in June. Also coming up in June at Whole Foods: Health Starts Here Cooking classes from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday; $10. The Whole Bloom Floral arranging class from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 5; $14.99. Uncorked Friday Wine tasting from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 5; $10, with proceeds to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. Artisan charcuterie tasting 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 6; free. Toddler Thursday 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11; free. Moms and kids can learn to make raw and vegan bites. For a complete schedule of store tastings, classes and other events, visit wholefoodsmarket.com. Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com.Naples-made Chefs Real Cut Jerky has been chosen for inclusion in subscription boxes for the Carnivore Club, which has customers around the world.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 C29 SUNDAYDat Nigh3-COURSE DINNER $50 per coupleDAILYLunc Specia2 for $14 Pick 2 lunch items $14 per personTHURSDAYHal-Pic Wbn( Bottles under $100 )MONDAY SATURDAY 5 -6PMEarlt Dbninn Men2 courses $36.95THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTSLif MusirThe Incorrigiblesfeaturing, Susie Hulcher THE DISHThe Dish: Bull-Headed Beef Melt The Price: $8.65 The Place: Beefstros Gourmet Beefs 6434 Naples Blvd. 13108 Livingston Road The Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. The Full Menu: beefstrosbeef.com. The Details: Id been eyeballing Beefstros for a while and finally gave in to temptation a few days ago. What is it about the lure of hot meat sandwiches that brings out the animal in people? People who know me wouldnt say Im overtly carnivorous: Im not exactly sure where I get my protein, but I know Im not eating dead animals everyday. However, toss sliced meat between two grilled pieces of rye any meat will do and Ill barely stop for breath while I consume the entire sandwich. My beef melt held roasted black angus beef, grilled tomatoes and Swiss cheese on grilled rye and it was gooood. I was surprised when I finally looked down at my plate and realized the last three bites were in my hand. How did that happen? One More Thing: Beefstros is opening several area locations in Naples and Fort Myers. Lindsey Nesmith firstname.lastname@example.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Angelinas Ristorante, 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 3903187 From the deluxe atmosphere to the expansive wine program to the extraordinary twists on Italian cuisine, Angelinas Ristorante set the bar high when it opened in 2008 and remains one of Bonita Springs finer dining experiences. Although categorized as Italian, the brand has stretched to reflect the restaurants broader aspirations. Menu options range from something as basic as flatbreads with interesting toppings such as squash blossoms to the more rarefied oh-so-tender dry-aged steak tartare with truffle shavings. Its tempting to make an entire meal from the freshly made pastas with add-ins like crab and slowroasted veal. But dont miss inventive entrees such as seared scallops paired with crisply roasted pork belly sprinkled with Brussels sprout leaves. Desserts are surprisingly inexpensive and worth saving room for. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2014 Black Forest Mill Restaurant, Green Tree Center, 2366 Immokalee Road, Naples; 592-4784 For nicely prepared German food served in sane portions and at reasonable prices, it would be hard to beat Black Forest Mill. Wedged between Em-On Thai and the Naples Olive Oil Company, this homey little spot offers warm hospitality and authentic food prepared by chef Arthur Stoerchle and his wife, Dale. Potatoes arent typically served as appetizers, but the potato pancakes served here are and are well worth abandoning your diet for the evening. Crisp on the outside, tender inside and needing no enhancements, they are a real treat. We also liked the chicken pate and complimentary bowls of potato salad and cole slaw. Rahmschnitzel, a special on this evening, consisted of a fried pork cutlet topped with a light cream mushroom gravy. Served with spaetzle and red cabbage, it was a delicious dish. The sauerbraten was spot-on, slightly sweet and sour, perfect with a brown gravy and potato dumpling. Apfelkuchen with whipped cream was a great finish. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2014 Incas Kitchen, Pavilion Shopping Center, 8955 U.S. 41, Naples; 6315954 The Peruvian food conjured up by chef/owner Rafael Rottiers is so good no one minded traveling to Golden Gate for it, but now hes opened a stylish Naples establishment as well. The second Incas has an ambience similar to the original, with warm earth tones and Peruvian art. And the food is equally stellar. A Piscojito (made with Peruvian pisco liquor) goes well with any of the 11 varieties of ceviche and seven types of tiradito (a Peruvian style sashimi). The Mar y Tierra was a luscious blend of octopus, shrimp, aji limon (a Peruvian pepper), spices, tiger milk, crab, potato and corn. Sushi rolls one with tuna, pepper and sesame oil, the other built around barbecued tenderloin were delicious, too. Mancora sea bass with quinoa, scallops, mussels and clams tasted as good as it looked. A 10-ounce tenderloin with spicy red sauce and tri-colored potatoes will satisfy any carnivore. And dont skip dessert. I recommend whatever features the caramel-flavored lucama fruit. Food: Service: Atmosphere Reviewed December 2014 Meredays Fine Dining, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 732-0784 The eponymous restaurant of chef/ owner Charles Mereday is a wonder of gracious service, sumptuous surroundings and the inspired cuisine that its creator simply terms American but that is so much more. This is a truly superb restaurant and one that should not be missed. Food is served as multi-course small plates (choose three, four or five courses, or sit at the bar and order a large plate) and changes with the availability of seasonal ingredients. I can vouch for the perfectly crafted heirloom red and gold beet salad with grilled ricotta salada, mint and orange segments; superb seared scallops with arugula and parsnip puree; butternut squash ravioli with tempura-fried squash blossom; Creole shrimp and cheddar grits; grilled salmon on sweet potato puree; crispy duck leg with wild mushroom risotto; and warm sticky toffee pudding with sweet toffee sauce and brown sugar ice cream. Theres an excellent wine list to choose from as well. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere Reviewed September 2013 Thai Udon Cafe, Magnolia Square, 5926 Premier Way, Naples; 596-7331Tasteful artwork, soothing earth tones and soft (volume, not genre) jazz greet customers at Thai Udon Cafe. Thai-born Khwan Sawai and her husband, Naples Philharmonic cellist Adam Satinsky, have created this multi-cultural oasis where the menu overflows with Thai and Japanese specialties. A classic papaya salad, with shrimp, shreds of green papaya, carrots, green beans and peanuts, was sweet, tart and spicy, as ordered; tum kha soup with shrimp and miso soup both proved to be faithful renderings. The special pad Thai studded with chicken, pork, beef and shrimp was a symphony of textures and tastes. The kitchen also did a fine job on seafood and vegetable tempura. The standout: mussels basil, with vegetables and savory brown sauce. For dessert, we finished with a lovely dish of sticky rice and mango. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2013 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor For Reservations, Call 239-631-59548955 Tamiami Trail North, Naples NEW TAPAS MENU Starting at $5 $5 $5 $5 House Wine $3 New Spring and Summer Hours of Operation We listened to you! Now open 7 days a week! LIVE MUSICMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday5 pm to 7 pm HAPPY HOURMondayFriday 4 pm to 6 pm & 8 pm to 10 pm LADIES NIGHTTuesdays 4 pm to 7 pm Mentioned in Conde Nast Traveler Americas Best Food Cities: Readers Choice Awards 2014 WINEWEDNESDAYSJoin Us For Our Wine Tasting Club
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 700 Fifth Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.com Like us on Facebook @VerginaRestaurantNaples Happy Dinner MenuHealthy Mediterranean Food$19.95Per PersonTwo Course with a Glass of Wine Sunday-Thursday Served All Night Friday-Saturday Served 5-7 P.M. 15% OFFCannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Expires 6/30/15. Bring in or scan coupon on your cell phone.REGULAR LUNCH & DINNER MENUon Food & Beverage CUISINEBar Tulia a convivial companion to rustic Italian restaurantChef Vincenzo Bertulia has been wowing palates in Naples for years, first as a chef at Campiellos and then, more noticeably, when he opened his exceptional rustic Italian restaurant, Osteria Tulia, a couple of years ago on Fifth Avenue South. Serving exquisite food in a charming atmosphere to a loyal following and widespread acclaim might be both demanding and satisfying enough for most chefs, but not for Mr. Bertulia. He now belongs to a select group of Naples chef/entrepreneurs Charles Mereday (Meredays Fine Dining, Alto and Meredays Brasserie), Fabrizio Aielli (Sea Salt and Barbatella) and Rafael Rottiers (Incas Kitchen and Al Carbon) for whom one establishment and one concept simply wont do. So when the storefront adjoining Osteria Tulia became available earlier this year, Mr. Bertulia availed himself of the opportunity to expand with a second concept, another setting in which to serve the pasta, cheese, salumi and sauces he and his culinary team make from scratch along with imaginative craft cocktails, wellchosen wines and beers. The narrow space is decked out in a rustic style similar to that of the osteria lots of wood on walls and floor and whimsical decorations. Music on this evening consisted primarily of 0s tunes from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, the Zombies, Johnny Cash and even a couple of (pre-70s) Beatles hits. The gastropub opened this winter and proved immediately popular. Even now, with the tourist season officially passed and the steamy summer closing in, Bar Tulia does a brisk business among a noticeably younger crowd that enjoys having a watering hole on tony Fifth Avenue South. Our timing was good on Saturday night when my companion and I arrived just before 6 p.m. and snagged one of the few remaining indoor tables. There was standing room only at the bar, the high tops were all taken and there were even some hardy souls sitting outside. Drinks are the first concern here, and we dove right into the craft cocktails, trying a pigalle ($13), a refreshing blend of St. Germain, prosecco, soda and lemon, and a Hurricane ($13), featuring a blend of three rums, passion fruit, bitters, grenadine and lime. Both were lovely served with straws adorned with fresh mint and delicious. The menu offers patrons the option of snacking, grazing or indulging in a bountiful meal. A couple of overall observations about the menu: Its heavy on meat. There are few dishes that do not contain it in some form, so vegetarians and even fish eaters will find a relatively limited selection here. From the antipasti selections, we sampled the ceviche ($16), a colorful mix of local fish, avocado, red onion, cilantro and chili served with large crisps that were sturdy enough to scoop up the zesty concoction. Octopus lovers should try the version served here ($16). The octopus is lightly grilled then set upon a bed of green beans, fingerling potatoes and tomatoes, served with fresh chervil and lemon. Dont count on sharing this dish, as its relatively small and you likely will want every bite. Pizzas are another house specialty. The classico ($12) is a simple but elegant blend of what tasted like homemade mozzarella and tomato sauce studded with pieces of basil atop a thin, crisp crust. We shared ours, but it would be the right size for a meal for one person. The sauce, which was lightly applied, had a rich, mellow flavor that came, no doubt, from an age-old family recipe and a pot that spent hours simmering on the stove. The grilled house sausage ($10) was served as a small plate atop stewed white beans in a rich brown sauce topped with crisp fried onions. It was a bit salty for my tastes, but then I often find sausage too salty, so sausage lovers might be just fine with it. The sliced sausage was tender and well spiced otherwise. The deviled farm eggs ($8) with smoked trout roe were also on the salty side owing to the roe, which overpowered the eggs. Again, this is a personal taste. I found the eggs tasted better on their own. From among the entrees, my nonmeat-eating companion selected the salmon with roasted carrots and gold and red beets, creme fraiche and chives ($25). The fish was tender and perfectly cooked, sitting atop a bed of fresh greens and the aforementioned roasted vegetables. For dessert, we shared a toasted Sicilian waffle with caramelized bananas, maple bourbon almond truffle ($10) along with the house-made limoncello ($10). The waffle was crisp on the outside and tender within, and the topping was reminiscent of bananas Foster but not quite as thick and sweet. One serving was ample for two. The limoncello possessed a fresh lemon flavor along with the stiff backbone of the grain alcohol in which it is steeped. Service was consistently good, with our server making regular passes by our table and those around us despite the fact that the place was at capacity. There is far more on the menu to explore than can be tasted in one visit. And thats just fine. The atmosphere at Bar Tulia is apt to call you back again and again. Bar Tulia>> Hours: 5 p.m. until after midnight except Sunday, when it closes earlier >> Reservations: Not accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Salads, antipasti and small plates, $6-$36; pizza, $12; pasta, $8-$24; entrees, $22-$25 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Conventional tables, high tops, at the bar, banquettes and outdoor tables >> Specialties of the house: Small plates, pizza, pasta, craft cocktails >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: On the street >> Website: tulianaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 462 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 228-7606SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Salmon is served with roasted carrots and beets. Left: Ceviche is made with local sh, avocado, red onion and chiles. Grilled octopus is served with green beans, fingerling potatoes and a garnish of chervil. karen FELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com
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