COLUMN A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES' HISTORY A10 HEALTHY LIVING A18 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B6 & 7 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C16, 19 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 2 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008Learning the ropesWhen business times are tough, a team adventure can help re-energize colleagues. B1 The kangaroo clubCatching up with relief zookeeper Breanne Bain in the trenches at the Naples Zoo. A6 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 9, 2008 POSTAL CUSTOMERNaples Harbor Yacht ClubCelebrating the RedSnook tourney and other events.16, 19 & 21 Stamps are a form of history, and as such have generated millions of hobbyists worldwide who collect them for their tiny windows on the world of dinosaurs, movie stars, TV shows, wars, space exploration, ducks and hundreds of other things. Some of the most rare or soughtafter stamps are worth big money to collectors. But philately, the practice of collecting and studying stamps, is a dwindling hobby. And even serious philatelists say making a living at buying and selling stamps takes an unusual level of expertise and dedication. That might be why New England Stamps is the only full-time stamp business in Southwest Florida. Inside the office at 4987 Tamiami Trail East in Naples, millions of postage marks from all over the world are archived in a collectors paradise, each waiting for the right person to seek it out. New England Stamps was started in Boston in 1893. The current owner, Robert Hausin, 65, bought the collection from the estate of the original owner, who died in 1986 after moving his stamp store to Naples in the 1960s. Mr. Hausin said he ended up with all the stamps because he was the only one who wanted to continue the business. Everybody wanted to buy the inventory, but nobody wanted to keep the store open, he said. Its about the oldest stamp company in the U.S. Id hate to see it close. His son, Gary Hausin, 38, is also an owner and works at the store full time.Postage gets its due at New England Stamps SEE STAMPS, A15 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.comSo you think your government officials are getting rich. You think theyre hauling in the big bucks and working bankers hours. You think, perhaps, that every time you see litter in the park, or no cop to catch a speeder, or the county manager shaking hands and grinning at a public function, or a building going up where you dont want it (or a building not going up where you do want it), somebodys not manning the helm of the ship of government. Well, maybe. But not likely, say the The lowdown on what you are paying your public officialsWHOSMAKINGWHATtop officials in county and city government here. The demands of their jobs almost universally require long hours (50 or 60 is ordinary and sometimes on the low side), tightened budgets, a reduced staff and the competing needs now of almost 350,000 residents, according to county estimates. True, they get paid for it, and paid well by many standards. Most of them make more than twice the personal per-capita income of people working in Collier County. That figure was cited at $49,492 in 2005, according to U.S. Census statistics, which ranked Collier at 37 among the top 50 counties in the United States (almost 4,000 counties exist from sea to shining sea). A North Carolina study in 2007 showed a median family income in Collier County of almost $70,000, with $100,000 $50,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $300,000 $350,000 $400,000 $450,000 $500,000 $0 Dick Cheney$208,100U.S. VICE PRESIDENT George Bush$400,000U.S. PRESIDENT Wilson Bradshaw $325,000 FGCU PRESIDENT Dennis Thompson$240,000 SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Jim Mudd$182,032 COLLIER COUNTY MANAGER William Bill Moss$177,000 NAPLES CITY MANAGER Kevin Rambosk$140,736 COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF Dwight Brock$132,141 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Donna Fiala$75,756 COUNTY COMMISSIONER Bill Barnett $30,000 NAPLES MAYOR *annual incomesSEE MAKING, A8 A8List of what you're paying public officials.>>inside: BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comEVAN WILLIAMS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Gary Hausin and his father, Robert Hausin, owners of New England Stamps in Naples. The business was started in 1893. Setting the stageGoing behind the scenes with set design for 'The Goodbye Girl.' C1
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In a matter of days, officials from the Florida Department of Transportation, together with a few local whiz-bangs, will do something new, at least for them: Theyll become international traders, even though thats not in their job description. I, for one, am a little worried, since theyll be dealing with people who know the international ropes, for one thing, and their upfront marching orders from Gov. Charlie Crist are a little too philanthropic, for another. Boys, the governor told them, I want you to give away the store. (Im paraphrasing.) On Oct. 21, 22 and 23, our Florida Good Ol Boys, hereafter to be known as GOBs, will go one-on-one in meetings with representatives of each of the six companies that aim to make billions of dollars managing Alligator Alley between now and about 2060. For that, the GOBs hope to get a few million bucks upfront, maybe even a few hundred million, so they can do some roadwork now. (There may be a GOG or two representing us, a Good Ol Girl, but mostly this is a mans job, Im sorry to say.) The chop-licking foreigners, meanwhile, know a plum pudding when they see one. To them, the Florida GOBs own a 78-mile strip of Collier and Broward counties ultimately worth billions. One top Department of Transportation GOB named Bill Thorp recently estimated that the Alley could be producing $976 million thats almost a billion in net revenue just after mid-century, with a $10 toll. And thats just for one year, alone. All the foreigners have to do is patch the potholes and collect the dollars. (I know, I know, its a little more complicated than that. And heck, folks, wed be part of the annual revenue stream the part way up the creek without a paddle.) So by giving us a few percentage points of what were ultimately worth now a few hundred million or so, which is awfully tempting compared to the paltry $23.5 million the Alley produced last year these happy foreigners can provide their grandkids with castles overlooking the Mediterranean for the next 25 generations. Lets look at who will be coming to town to chat with the Florida GOBs about getting this gig, shall we? Its a diverse, multi-cultural crowd, and widely experienced. We have the Portuguese, the Spanish, the French, the Italians, the Brazilians, and the Goldman Sachsons. Apparently, the Goldman Sachsons come not only from another continent and another nation, but from another planet. Their CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, received a $67.9 million bonus last December for shaving his head and looking crisp in the boardroom let me repeat, ala Joe Biden, thats a $67.9 million bonus on top of his salary, which was $18 trillion-billion-gazillion, as my 6-year-old would say. The Goldman Sachsons, by the way, are in it with a Spanish company. Together, they call themselves Everglades Parkway Partners, and Goldman Sachs is represented in that brotherhood by its new infrastructure investment arm, G.S. Global Infrastructure Partners. (J.P. Morgan and a couple of other American financers are in it with some other foreign competitors, too). You remember the Spanish: They gave us the Inquisition, which they wrapped up neatly by burning the last few thousand heretics and then sailing into the New World and wiping out a few civilizations (the Maya and the Calusa come to mind). After that tidy bit of overseas management, they went back to the laboratory and created their 20th century model of sweetness and light, Franco, a.k.a. Frankensteino, a dictator who paled in comparison to his contemporaries, Hitler and Stalin. But not by much. We have the French and if they built the Maginot Line and maintained it for a month or so in 1940 against the Germans, we dont have to worry about them maintaining Alligator Alley for 50 years. We have the Portuguese, of course. Good traders, and their national dish is bacalhau, or dried salted cod. So if we give the Alley to them, either we have to leave the Seminoles in charge of food at the one restaurant to be allowed, or we have to suspend the no-drinking-and-driving rule for that 78-mile stretch. Officials at the toll booth could then issue drivers with gallon jugs of the fruity Portuguese wine, Mateus, so they could wash down the bacalhau without having to stop on the pavement to exercise the nausea reflex, after eating dried salted cod. The Italians. Well, their trains ran on time, but will their highways? Id be in favor of a move by Gov. Crist to let them manage the food concession, and to send the Seminoles back to the casinos. And finally we have the Brazilians, of course, who manage their own roadways by building them right to the edge of the rainforest and then destroying it. They would be my choice, because as beautiful as the French and the Italians are, they arent as beautiful as the Brazilians some of the Brazilians. The ones who cut down the rainforest are not beautiful and they dont bathe much, from what I hear. But the ones who live in the wealthier parts of Rio or go to the beach there are very, very beautiful, especially in swim suits. And I assume the Brazilian company could be required contractually by the Florida GOBs to hire only the most beautiful toll collectors. They, in turn, could be required contractually to smile at you when they collect your $10 toll, no matter what they think of you or any American. Then the toll would be mostly painless. But that brings to mind this question: If gasoline is $3.75 a gallon now, how much will it be by the year 2060? And have the GOBs at the Department of Transportation figured that into their estimates of revenue and royalties? Because Ive done my own estimate just to help them out, since they have so much on their plates and I figure that gasoline will average $58 a gallon. Which means nobody will be driving across Alligator Alley in 50 years, and our children can just give it back to the alligators. Then, the kids can chalk it all up as yet another really really (roll your eyes) smart move by their parents. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS email@example.comGator Alleys Good Ol Boys
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. Most of this weeks talk about the presidential race concerned the vicepresidential debate, but your reporter was still chewing on something he heard over and over in the coverage following the first McCain-Obama matchup the complaint that, when pressed by moderator Jim Lehrer, neither candidate offered any specifics about what he would give up, in terms of the priorities that you would bring as president of the United States, as a result of having to pay for the financial rescue plan. First, its not even strictly accurate that neither candidate offered cuts to his respective agenda. Barack Obama offered that he might have to sacrifice individual components of his alternative-energy investment plan. And John McCain, in an answer that didnt receive nearly enough attention, proposed a spending freeze on everything but defense, veteran affairs and entitlement programs. But more to the point, as the press and punditry wring their hands over a political environment in which neither candidate is willing to level with the American people about the hard choices facing the next president, perhaps these media actors could take a moment to consider what they have done to create this environment. Because Im willing to bet the trailer money that, had either McCain or Obama sacrificed a major pillar of his domesticor foreign-policy agenda on the altar of budgetary restraint, the press would have pounced. Would the headlines have read: In Laudatory Moment of Campaign Candor, McCain/Obama Levels With Taxpayers? Perhaps. But Im guessing they would more closely resemble something along the lines of, for McCain: Straight Talk Express in Ditch: McCain Admits U.S. Can No Longer Afford Iraq Occupation. Or, for Obama: Short Changed: Obama Confesses Hell Drop Health Care Reform, Rationale for Campaign. Or worse, the current fashion for process-obsessed campaign reporting would yield breathless commentary and instant analysis about how one or the others admission was bound to hurt him and how the opposite partys candidate was sure to pounce on the admission. Conspicuously absent, of course, would be any sense that such a line of attack would constitute an unfair punishment for having told the truth. And if such an attack came, the candidate on the receiving end could probably forget about any impartial defense coming from the press, which long ago abdicated any role for itself as an independent arbiter of the truth in favor of the much safer he said/she said model. Weve heard a lot lately about gotcha journalism, mostly in response to Sarah Palins shaky answers to interview questions about everything from the Bush Doctrine to the Supreme Court to her choice of reading material. To my mind, though, the real gotcha journalism is that which, when it comes to truth-telling on hard choices, offers a choice of damned if you dont, damned more if you do. American voters are often criticized for what some describe as the expectation that they can get something from the government without having to give something else up. Call it a free ride or something-for-nothing mentality. Taxes remain the classic example, as everyone wants them to be lower while few are willing to sacrifice their own pet programs in the name of budgetary responsibility. Our politicians, too, come under fire for enabling this attitude. There is surely merit to both criticisms, and the electoral evidence to back them up. But before members of the American political press go pointing fingers, we might also consider what we have done to foster an attitude that invites bad faith and corrodes our democratic processes. GUEST OPINION Has the political press abdicated its role? danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly OPINION Is Phil Gramm to blame?Whos responsible for the panic of 2008? In the gathering legend, its one man, former Sen. Phil Gramm, the exJohn McCain adviser who lamented a nation of whiners a few months ago and therefore is fit to have responsibility for one of the nations worst financial crises heaped on his head. Gramms gravest alleged sin is pushing the 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley bank deregulation bill. Barack Obama has identified the legislation as ground zero of the financial implosion. As a Texas conservative who afflicted liberaldom for years before decamping to Wall Street, Gramm is easy to vilify. That doesnt make the case against him any less unjust. The law allowed commercial and investment banks to consolidate, repealing the New Deal-era GlassSteagall Act that prevented banks from offering customers insurance, investment or commercial banking services. Gramm-Leach-Bliley tore down the artificial walls between financial institutions. Was this the disastrous mistake that it is now portrayed as on the stump? No. One, Democrats in good standing supported the final bill. Robert Rubin and Larry Summers, Clinton Treasury officials whom Obama relies on for advice, supported it. Joe Biden voted for it, it passed the Senate with 90 votes, and President Clinton signed it. If the bill were so obviously the road to financial perdition, presumably some of these Democrats much keener to regulate the economy than Gramm would have voted no. Two, the bill was a foregone conclusion. Europe already had so-called universal banking in which financial institutions could undertake varied operations. U.S. banks were finding loopholes in the law to keep up. The Gramm bill just blessed the world as it was already evolving. Three, the legislation appears to have alleviated the current crisis rather than making it worse. Big, diversified financial institutions have been weathering the crunch better than anyone else and have occasionally swooped in to lessen the pain. Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch, which would have been impossible prior to Gramms deregulation. Otherwise, Merrill would either have gone under or been bailed out by the taxpayers. Similarly, J.P. Morgan wouldnt have taken over Bear Stearns. The root of this crisis is subprime loans lavished on people who couldnt truly afford their homes. This bad debt was securitized i.e., chopped up and spread throughout the system as complicated financial instruments. Gramm makes an unlikely villain here, since he always opposed the rush to give marginal borrowers mortgages and took hell for it from left-wing activist groups. Its the very word deregulation that galls Gramms critics. In their simplistic morality play, anything promoting it must be to blame. But Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were practically arms of the government (government-sponsored enterprises) and still did more than any other institution to spread the bad debt before requiring a bailout themselves. Its certainly possible to fault lax regulation. The Securities and Exchange Commissions 2004 decision to allow the investment banks to double their leverage looks foolhardy. But the mistakes and mania that created this crisis cant be attributed to one man. In other words, Barack Obama and every other Democrat should lay off their scapegoat of the hour. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRY
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On the first Saturday of the month off Goodlette-Frank Road, the animal kingdom can probably get a really good feel for most human beings. For Collier residents on that day, the cost of admission drops from roughly the amount of a childs college tuition, to zero.As a result, humans invade the zoo like lemmings on two legs and steroids.Masses of men, women and children follow each other blithely up and down the coiffed trails through the sumptuous botanical displays, just waiting to be ambushed by predators. They eat and noise-make all the way.But there are others who seem to behave apolitically, at least from the animals point of view: the solitary humans. That breed follows no predictable pattern. Take Breanne Bain, 21, a relief zookeeper and biology major at Edison State College. She can tell you her name over a high fence like a gladiator answering a Roman senator from the arena floor because she doesnt care if you rush breathlessly to the marsupial exhibit and call out to her some other time. She might not even care if you throw her peanuts (her, not the animals), and she probably wont try to eat you if you do, like some creatures in this zoo would. But she will not give you the names of the three kangaroos she communes with not because she cant, but because she wont. They do have names, but if I gave them to you Well, she wouldnt have to kill you. Instead, Everybody would be calling them, and we wouldnt be able to train them, she explains. Ms. Bain isnt like most other human beings wandering through the zoo. Shes one of them, more or less the participants, the exhibits not one of us, the observers. About mid-morning last Saturday, she was standing alone in the sprawling kangaroo paddock, raking kangaroo poop into a poop platter.Very few human beings are willing to do that, and not many have had the experience.I love animals, she explained simply offering the comment not as an excuse, but as a fact. Outside the paddock, hordes of people wandered past. Inside, three large kangaroos lay listlessly in the far corner, daydreaming of the Australian bush and 30-foot jumps and kangaroo heaven maybe a place with zero gravity, so the jumps are eternal and endless. Whatever else they were thinking, it was clear they were trying hard not to think about the human parade, and especially not about Ms. Bain. Probably because she embarrassed them. The three kangaroos well call them Jo, Bo and Flo did their best to ignore her as she raked their droppings, until circumstances changed. A reporter appeared, and called out to her. At his request, she went over to speak to her charges, whispering and walking slowly across the well-kept sand, as if she had no cares in the world. Ms. Bain encouraged the kangaroos to follow her back toward the reporter, and two of them rose from their rests prepared to do so, like ungainly, obedient children, stretching the massive muscles in their rear quarters. Leisurely, they began to move along behind her. Kangaroos are pretty relaxed, theyre laid back, not like the Parma wallabies theyre nervous and frantic, Ms. Bain said, nodding toward some knee-high marsupials. The roos are also as savvy as any other high-profile prisoners who dont want publicity. As soon as they noticed the media standing by with notebook, camera and bated breath paparazzis all, no doubt they simply turned and walked away. Ive heard people have wallabies as pets, a woman announced in a provincial British accent, looking at the very creatures in question, penned on the flank of the kangaroo compound. Do they? Not these, or at least we discourage it, replied Ms. Bain. Sure enough, the wallabies started freaking out at all the attention, as human beings began to talk about them. Im sorry whenever I see them in somebodys backyard, concluded the woman. Her name was Susan Thomas, and she was on tour from Manchester, England not Britain, but England, she said. One wondered if perhaps she hadnt tried a backyard wallaby in Manchester herself, at one time or another.Ms. Bain, meanwhile, was on tour from her first job at the zoo chef to the animals.Originally from Tribeshill, N.Y., near Schenectady, Bain arrived in Collier County at 13. She started volunteering at the zoo when she was 16, not long before she graduated from Barron-Collier High School. She liked the zoos managers, and the feeling was mutual. So they hired her for money, and put her in the commissary. All diets, all animals, she said, which means she knows a lot of things other people dont. The tigers, for example they eat 11 pounds of meat per day, beef and chicken. We get it frozen from Lorenz in 30-pound blocks. Ms. Bains favorite animals are probably kangaroos and the new fosas the powerful-looking little Madagascar predator, built vaguely like a wolverine without fur. Theyre very interesting animals, she said, a bit mysteriously, almost as though she was talking about men. What would her mother say? My mom just told me, Be careful, she said. You always have to keep your eye on them, when youre around them.The men and the animals both, no doubt. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 Where the wild things areBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Breanne Bain, relief zookeeper and biology majorROGER WILLIAMS/FLORIDA WEEKLY GCO Carpet Outlet(239) 434-5252Outstanding Deals Save 20% to 50% In stock. In style. Incredible. 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a median household income running below that at about $61,000. In a comparative glance at city and county officials annual salaries which you can see listed below Florida Weekly discovered that most make at least $100,000, except some elected officials such as commissioners and council members. In the city of Naples, for example, the mayor and council members are considered part-time workers very part time, judging by their incomes of $17,500 (council members), or $30,000 (mayor). County commissioners, on the other hand, are expected to work hard for their public and their money but they, too, fall short of the coveted $100,000plus mark. How are their incomes determined? Florida legislators decide the pay for elected people in all 67 Florida counties apparently the legislators who like seemingly convoluted formulas. The legislature compares the number of people living in Collier (now about 337,000), the number of people arriving in Collier (estimated to be about 68,000 more, for a total of 405,000 by 2012), and the pay of state government careerists. From that unpredictable mix, they determine that Colliers commissioners to name five of the 10 elected officials in the county should be paid $75,756, or about $8,000 less than their counterparts to the north, in Lee County. Lest you think that the long hours and hard work of many officials mean that theyre better people than everybody else, perhaps you should recall the words of Barbara Ehrenreich, a Florida Keys resident who writes about the working poor in Nickeled and Dimed. Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just dont think its an appropriate subject for an ethic, she says.Job requirementsIf the hours and the demands do not meet the criteria for an ethic, they certainly appear to require skill, talent and brains or put in the more contemporary bureaucratic vernacular, they require multi-tasking. Merely listening to senior staffers in county government try to describe their responsibilities can be dizzying. I have domestic animal services, parks and recreation, libraries, museums, veterans services, and housing and human services thats affordable housing, explains Marla Ramsey, Colliers division administrator for Public Services, who grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm and doesnt faint dead away at the prospect of long days or seven-day weeks. I have the university extension, which is the department that, with the University of Florida, does educational activities as outreach, like commercial horticulture, ag, 4-H, the Florida neighborhoods and yards program, and master gardens, Mr. Ramsey says. She continues, Im the liaison for the health department and I interface with that director and state health employees. And I do cost zone management, which is a fairly new department dealing with a lot of issues in the estuary and beach re-nourishment, reefs, Gulf boating and boats we have to remove, along with construction projects, dredging and monitoring and modeling of the passes. That takes a full-time staff of 400 on paper, although 25 percent of those jobs are frozen, which means they arent filled if workers quit or retire. For that, Mr. Ramsey earns $119,403. Joe Schmitt, the division administrator for Community Development, keeps just as many balls in the air as Ramsey. A career soldier and retired Army colonel who also worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, he holds three masters degrees. Schmitt describes what he does in general terms, this way: A lot of what I do is not taxpayer dollars, but service. For example, Im last person between (the developer) pushing dirt, and the community. So the community demands enforcement and mandated, controlled growth. But the developer-applicant is screaming for a building permit. They would love to drive by and throw their plans through the window, and by the time they drive around again, be approved. A lot of people believe industry rules the roost, but industry feels like theyre far too regulated. And my job is to balance that. I call it the Goldilocks factor; its got to be just right. A self-described Type-A personality, Mr. Schmitt can function in that job without holding resentments or feeling hes overworked, he says. And his wife can put up with the long hours and the demands because she learned to as an Army wife. For that, Mr. Schmitt receives $133,455. The highest paid person in the city or county is Jim Mudd, the county manager. A West Point graduate who also retired at a colonels rank from the Army (as did Public Utilities Administrator Jim DeLony, which is why they sometimes refer to government here as Fort Collier). Mr. Mudd is beloved by his workers, many say in part because he leads by example. Tight times, and the effect that has had on workers, led him to announce a freeze on himself recently. I plan to decline any merit pay/adjustment to stay consistent with the rest of the county employees, he told the local newspaper. Mr. Mudds salary is $182,032, for which he manages a county defined economically by a budget for Fiscal Year 2009 of $249 million in the general fund (thats $81 million less than it was three years ago, officials say), and $367 million in the capital budget. Only the new superintendent of Collier schools, Dennis Thompson, who will manage a budget of just over $1 billion, makes more money, at $240,000 up $33,000 from the $207,000 paid last year to the superintendent.Public and private; apples and orangesOften, people say those in the public sector make a lot less than those who hold comparable positions in private life. Most officials, however, recognize that the two are different, and comparing them is like comparing oranges and calamondins. Sure, maybe I could make more in private life, Mr. Schmitt says. But I chose the public life, I chose to work here. Not out of altruism so much, but because its what I know and love. But no doubt about it, private corporate workers can sometimes do what local government officials never can: They can get rich. When Health Management Associates, based in Naples, hired Gary B. Newsome recently to head the organization that owns and operates 56 hospitals in the U.S., it agreed to pay the new president and CEO $900,000 per year, with a $1 million bonus if he remains in the job until the last day of 2009, plus a $500,000 signing bonus and other benefits. But Mr. Newsome will never be able to say, I served, perhaps; hell only be able to say that he worked. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 MAKINGFrom page 1 FORT MYERSMetro Pkwy & Daniels Pkwy 239.561.5656 Design Services Available Judy Cahill, ASID, IDS #ID00001276NAPLESGATEWAY CENTER US 41 & Golden Gate Pkwy 239.263.2506OPEN Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm | Sunday: 12pm-5pm ufo sofa multifunctional bed by couture wenge entertainment center antigua dining table d ining table b y couture $50$1 00off your purchase of bring this ad to saveExcludes Ekornes and Tempurpedic. Expires October 14, 2008.or more. Floridas favorite colors see more selection atwww.DenmarkInteriors.comFINANCING AVAILABLE In a comparative glance at city and county officials annual salaries which you can see listed below Florida Weekly discovered that most make at least $100,000, except some elected officials such as commissioners and council members. What they make PUBLIC OFFICIALS: >> Collier County Manager, Jim Mudd: $182,032 Collier County Division Administrators: >> Public Utilities, Jim DeLony, $136,773 >> Transportation, Norm Feder, $136,686 >> Community Development, Joe Schmitt, $133,455 >> Public Services, Marla Ramsey, $119,103 >> Clerk of Circuit Court, Dwight Brock: $132,141 >> County Tax Collector, Guy Carlton: $132,141 >> Property Appraiser, Abe Skinner: $132,141 >> Supervisor of Elections, Jennifer Edwards: $112,418 >> Collier County Sheriff, Kevin Rambosk: $140,736 >> County Commissioners: $75,756 >> County Attorney: $175,000 >> Airport Authority Director, Theresa Cook: $104,547 >> Naples Mayor: $30,000 >> Naples City Council members: $17,500 >> Naples City Manager, A. William Bill Moss: $177,000 >> Naples Director of Planning, Robin Singer: $110,364 >> Naples Director of Police and Fire Services, Thomas Weschler: $129,000 >> Superintendent of Schools, Dennis Thompson: $240,000 >> School Board Attorney, Richard Withers: $169,744 >> School Board Members: $36,228 >> Marco Island Police Chief, Thom Carr: $103,364 >> FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw: $325,000 >> 20th Judicial Circuit Court Judges (50): $145,000 >> State Attorney, Stephen Russell, $153,000 PRIVATE SECTOR: >> President & CEO, Health Management Associates, Gary D. Newsome: $900,000, with a $1 million bonus if he remains in the position until Dec. 31, 2009, plus a $500,000 sign-on bonus and other bene ts.
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age elsewhere. His Eagle column had devoted correspondents ( inquiries on ferns alone!), and Dr. Nehrlings Caladiums were being touted at flower shows. By 1926, tourists were being urged to drop by unannounced on what had once been Dr. Nehrlings Garden of Solitude. He had become that dreaded thing, a public figure. The devastating hurricane of May 1926, three days before Nehrlings 73rd birthday, may have been his ticket out. Surveying the moderate damage to his grounds, he announced the caladiums might be safer elsewhere. He had an unclear business deal with a nursery in Sebring, and in short order, more than two dozen truckloads of the flowers were carted away. Within the decade, Sebring and Lake Placid not Naples became the center of whats now a $14 million-plus caladium industry. Dr. Nehrling apparently made little or no money on the deal, although many of the hybrids were easily identifiable as his. Allen Andrews, Dr. Nehrlings editor at the Eagle, believed that Dr. Nehrling had been robbed and couldnt understand why he was so calmly silent about the swindle. Mr. Andrews believed there was little left of Dr. Nehrlings Naples garden, and Dr. Nehrling, he said, was worried sick about the loss of his plants. Except, a year later, Dr. Nehrling wrote that Thomas Edison, in the midst of his maniacal search for a plant source for rubber, visited Dr. Nehrlings Naples home with his wife, Mina, to personally inspect his 100 species of ficus and his original manuscripts. As for Dr. Nehrlings being worried sick, in March 1928, a visitor to the Edison home in Fort Myers was speaking with Mina on the lawn when Mr. Edison and Dr. Nehrling (then ages 81 and 74) bounded out of the laboratory and raced across the grass to look at a plant, moving rapidly as boys of 20. 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Mon Fri 9am 5pm Now open Saturdays 9am 1pm 239.334.2040 FL 33966www. alufab .com UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN In 1917, following a freeze that killed half of the caladium plants at his garden in Gotha, near Orlando, botanist Henry Nehrling let it be known to interested parties that if only he could find a piece of land in the right subtropical climate, he could establish a profitable industry in the glossy-leaved ornamentals. In 1919, Naples forefathers called his bluff. They found a 13-acre property at the north end of town for his nursery and garden, the genesis of what is now Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Nehrling being perpetually cashstrapped, William Haldeman, son of the towns founder, loaned him the money for the parcel, identified by the county as Plat 5 of Naples Improvement Companys Little Farms development. (Thats right. Henry Nehrling, the self-proclaimed pioneer of the wilderness, actually lived in a subdivision.) Born in Wisconsin in 1853 to German parents, Dr. Nehrling was a schoolteacher by training, and he had spent his earlier years wondering from Ozarks to the Alleghenies, teaching himself about birds and flowers. In Naples, the amateur botanist was ready to settle down to some serious science, having arrived in town with a cool U.S. government contract to test exotic seedlings on his land. From 1921 to 1926, he was a veritable Johnny Appleseed of exotics, propagating his Naples homestead with invasives from the Himalayas to Hawaii, from Java to Jamaica. He extolled the virtues of such modern scourges as Australian pine, and although he did not introduce melaleuca, he thought he did and he was proud of it. The caladium business went smoothly, maybe a little too smoothly for a man who had no qualms about traversing an alligator hole to see a scarce palm but who had a lifelong horror of monotony. One of the caladium hybrids he developed, Mrs. W.R. Haldeman, is a beautiful tribute to his benefactors wife, but it isnt clear that the rest of the Naples Improvement Company received much for their troubles. Local bigwigs Barron Collier and E.W. Crayton tapped his expertise for landscaping at Everglades City and Naples Hotel, but the projects faltered when their visions clashed with Nehrlings. Mr. Crayton, in particular, seems to have been mystified by Dr. Nehrling, dismissing him as a dreamer. Dr. Nehrling didnt mind. That gave him more time to hang out at John Hachmeisters 5-acre spread on Gordon Bay or to entice Mr. Craytons landscaper, Robert Fohl, to play hooky with him to go plant hunting. Although he wrote of his hermits existence, Dr. Nehrlings life in Naples was such a social whirl its amazing he got any work done at all. Visits from botanists and industrialists were interrupted only by his own frequent jaunts to Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and beyond. As long as the daily mail held the promise of some strange fungi, all might have been well. But in 1924, the government realized that it might not be such a good idea to sprout foreign seeds willy-nilly style, and they began squeezing Dr. Nehrlings supply. Even as Dr. Nehrling was telling the readers of Esteros American Eagle how hed come to love his tropical garden, he was begging a friend at the New York Botanical Society to find him acre-The accidental gardener: Henry Nehrling settles down to scienceBY TRACY JONES ____________________news@ oridaweekly.comHenry Nehrling COURTESY PHOTO
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Every single inmate in there is armed to the teeth for his own protection, complained one officer, but a Bureau of Prisons spokesman told CNN in August that communication with inmates is a better policy than even modestly arming guards. When Eric Aderholts house in Rockwell County, Texas, burned down in June, it wasnt because the fire department was too slow. They arrived within minutes, but none was aware that local hydrants were locked. Apparently, departments know that hydrants in rural areas have been shut off, as part of post-9/11 security, and must be turned on with a special tool, which no one brought that night. Texas law even requires shut-off hydrants to be painted black, but the firefighters still arrived without the tool, and by the time they retrieved it, Aderholts house was gone. A member of Pakistans parliament stood his ground in August, defending news reports from his Baluchistan province that five women had been shot and then buried alive as tribal punishment for objecting to their families choosing husbands for them. A defiant Israr Ullah Zehri told the Associated Press, These are centuries-old traditions, and I will continue to defend them, despite condemnation by Zehris colleagues. Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid, Zehri said. People with too much time on their hands In December 2003, Yves Julien worked a regular 11-hour shift, plus overtime, all at premium pay, for the Canada Border Services Agency, and then demanded an additional $9 (Cdn) for a sandwich he had purchased when asked to put in the extra hours. The agency said he was not entitled, by contract, because the overtime was already at premium pay. 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After a 14-week trial in 2003 in Durham, N.C., Michael Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife with a fireplace poker and is now serving a life sentence, but his former neighbor, Larry Pollard, is certain that Mrs. Peterson was killed instead by an owl gone bad. Pollard offered voluminous information about owls to buttress his theory, but acknowledged earlier that no feathers had been found at the scene. However, in August, the State Bureau of Investigation disclosed that one microscopic feather was on a clump of hair in Mrs. Petersons hand. Shouted Pollard, (T)he feather has been found (although it was likely a household speck of down). The weirdo-American communityPolice in Knoxville, Tenn., arrested Richard Smith, 25, in September after he called 911 from an air duct in the Knoxville Museum of Art. 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The Hausins use it as a primary source of business, along with other contacts for buying and selling stamps all over the world. We dont really make a living in Naples, per say, Gary Hausin said. Its just a ZIP code. Although October is recognized as National Stamp Collecting Month by the U.S. Postal Service, that doesnt mean the Hausins and New England Stamps will be getting more business than usual. It sort of sneaks through unrecognized as such, said Robert Hausin. The current economic downturn may have had a small effect on business, as some looked to sell collections; but it wont keep serious collectors from buying. Most of the people involved in stamps are a little better heeled and have discretionary income, Gary Hausin said. Even though the Hausins say they make a good living at what they do, they dont recommend you do it for the money. I never tell people to invest in stamps, Gary Hausin said. Its a hobby. Stamps, to me, are not an investment. Robert Hausin just smiled. Youve got to know what youre doing, he said. One of the common misconceptions is that stamps are worth more simply because theyre old. Theyre not. The post office produces more stamps now, which may actually make them less valuable to collectors. Ultimately, the price is set by supply and demand. Most of the time the value is nothing, dollar-wise, Gary Hausin said. Ive got boxes over there with stamps from the 1800s that are (still) worth 5 cents each.An exception: The most expensive stamp sold at New England Stamps recently was the second stamp issued in the United States, a 10-cent honoring George Washington. I just sold it for $10,200, Gary Hausin said. The first U.S. stamp issued, in 1847, was a 5-cent honoring Benjamin Franklin, who was also the first postmaster general.The stamps need to be in near-perfect condition to be desirable to serious collectors.Were not getting rich, but we love what we do, Gary Hausin said.Just a hobbyFor hobbyists, the dollar value isnt worth as much as the miniature picture of something that strikes a personal note. Post offices order enormous quantities of stamps from printing presses each year, for the primary goal of providing postage. But its also to satisfy everyone from Ayn Rand readers to Star Wars fans. It makes stamps more interesting to those consumers, and make them collectible. Most post offices offer a stamp yearbook that contains each stamp made in the U.S. during a given year, along with explanations of the history of each. One year it was Batman on the cover when they were pushing Marvel Comics, said Frank Falco, the customer service supervisor at the downtown Fort Myers Post Office. The most popular stamp at that post office is one with sunflowers. One cashier had an idea why: We have more female customers than we do men, and they like something pretty, she said. Mr. Falco expects to see a few collectors show up early in the weeks before the new Christmas stamp, featuring a painting by Botticelli, arrives. As soon as you open up at 9 a.m., youll get them wanting to know when it comes out, he said.But according to local collectors, interest in the hobby waned about a generation ago.The hobby is dying and the way the market is, people in the U.S. arent really paying anything for stamps, said Bob Bennett, 46, a Fort Myers-based cabinet maker who also sells stamps on the side. A lot of the (collectors) are dying. They are older people, and theres really no new blood coming in. Mr. Bennett has been collecting stamps for 30 years and said he has a lot of rare finds, including one from a 1923 postcard that turned out to be worth $6,000. Nicholas Cifelli, president of the Cape Coral Stamp Club, said the important thing to remember is that there arent any rules in stamp collecting. Its totally up for grabs, he said. Thats the important thing you do what you want to do One member in the club was a magician, so he collected hands on stamps, he said. Someone else collected (stamps with) barbed wire. Mr. Cifelli, who is a retired physician, said he started collecting as a child, but stopped in college. Once he began earning more money, he got serious about collecting again. I used to go out and buy sets of stamps, he said. If I saw a set from Germany or Israel or Portugal that I liked, I bought it. Some of his stamps he sells, mostly on eBay. His last batch, he said, went out to collectors in Russia, Singapore, Africa, France, Brazil and Australia. Although Mr. Cifelli respects coin collectors, he put it this way: if he were on his death bed, hed rather speak to a stamp collector. You could learn a lot from a stamp collector, he said. They do know their geography. They know their history The world is totally open theres nothing you cant find out about with stamps. Mr. Cifelli will be speaking more about stamps at the Cape Coral Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 18, in observance of National Stamp Collecting Month.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 NEWS A21 Pet of the WeekTo adopt a petThere are many pets awaiting adoption at the Collier County Domestic Animal Shelter, 7610 Davis Blvd. Adoption fees are $65 for cats and $80 for dogs; the shelter also regularly has rabbits, ferrets, gerbils and guinea pigs. Visit www.colliergov.net/pets to see available pets. The shelter is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 252-7387. MOVING SALE 239.947.3434 Bonita Springs Bay Crossing Plaza U.S. 41 www. D iamond D istrict USA .com Next to Robb and Stucky Diamond District Southwest Floridas Southwest Floridas Southwest Floridas S S S S S S o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u t t t t t t t t h h h h h w w w w w w w w w w w e e e e e e e s s s s s s t t t t t F F F F F F l l l l l l o o o o o o o r r r r r i i i i i d d d d d d d a a a a a a a s s s s s s D D Todd Jason Last week we offered some of the best must know information from our just-released book The Ultimate Dog Lover. This week, the cats have their turn, with tips from The Ultimate Cat Lover. Each must know piece in the book has been developed with the help of one of the top experts in each area of expertise, and these experts are noted at the end of each tip. Litter-box avoidance: Cats dont urinate outside the litter box to spite their owners. Some cats who dont go to the bathroom where wed like them to have a medical or metabolic problem. Others are terrified of bully cats. And some dont like to do their business in a box that smells like a standing-line-only carnival portapotty on a hot summer day. Many homes have too few litter boxes, located in the wrong places, or filled with litter that cats dont really like. Dr. Gary Landsberg, veterinarian and behaviorist, noted speaker and instructor on pet behavior issues Pain management: Its particularly challenging for veterinarians and cat owners to recognize when a cat is in pain. Cats are descended from small predators who instinctively know that if they show signs of illness, the hunter becomes the hunted. Subtle changes in a cats interactions with the family may be a clue that pain PET TALES By DR. MARTY BECKE & GINA SPADAFORI______________________________Universal Press SyndicateFinds for feline friendsis present. Be on the lookout for unexpected hiding, irritability, lack of appetite or just plain weird(er) behavior. While you should never give human pain meds (even the overthe-counter variety) to your cat (they can be lethal), your veterinarian can help you to ease your pets pain with traditional and alternative medicine and with strategies to help manage the cats environment to ease the hurt. Dr. Robin Downing, veterinarian and internationally recognized expert on pain management in companion animals Keeping indoor cats busy: Todays cats are born retired theyve gone from mouser to moocher. Bored cats may develop medical problems and may suffer both physically and emotionally from the stress of living entirely in a man-made world. The key to stress reduction is to identify activities that make us feel better and then to do them. The easiest way to learn what an individual cat prefers (whether with treats, toys or litter box type, filler or location) is to offer alternatives and watch what she chooses. Dr. Tony Buffington, professor of veterinary clinical sciences at The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital, which runs the Indoor Cat Initiative (IndoorCat.org) Speaking felinese: You dont have to go through a language immersion course to learn what your cat is trying to tell you. The language of cats has a lot to do with non-verbal cues body language, in other words. A cats tail is one of the most reliable ways to tell his emotional state. A friendly cat will carry his tail upright, with the tip tilted slightly forward. Tail-wagging is a danger sign in cats, and youd better back off when you see it. Dusty Rainbolt, author of award-winning books on cat care, most recently Cat Wrangling Made Easy: Maintaining Peace and Sanity in Your Multicat Home. She has fostered and placed more than 300 hard-luck cats and has bottle-raised countless orphaned kittens. Thats just the tiniest of tastes of all the information that weve put into these new Ultimate pet books. The cat book also contains information on safer anesthesia, reducing both shedding and allergies to cats, and how to take great pictures of your cats. >>Bear is a red chow chow mix. Hes a little over 3 years old and has long, puffy fur. Although a little large, hes gentle and sweet. >>Samson is a giant black Labrador and Great Dane mix. Hes approximately 1 year old. Strong but playful, hes always friendly. >>Sirius an 18-month-old husky, has chocolate-brown fur with wispy white accents... and beautiful mismatched eyes of green and blue. >>Little Ginger is a black and brown tabby with soft, short hair. Shes approximately 1 year old. She can be a little shy, but loves playing! >>Jina neutered Siamese, is a little more than 1 year old. He has a sweet brown face, brown paws, brown ears, brown tail and gorgeous blue eyes.
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We also carry a full line of furnishings and accessories from Traditional to Contemporary to Outdoor Furniture.Condo & Home Packages are our Specialty carolSIMONTACCHI firstname.lastname@example.orgLast week I wrote about the lingering effects of childhood trauma on the brain. It is a sad topic, particularly when considering the statistics of how many children and teenagers suffer extreme trauma. The effects do not go away with the passage of time. The reason I am exploring this theme is that I recently attended a seminar by Dr. Ellen Wright, a medical doctor who deals with these issues, and she related how this type of stress affects the balance of neurotransmitters and hormones later in life. She correlates trauma with later development of depression, ADD/ ADHD, and inflammation. Here are some tidbits from her presentation: Prenatal or early life stress may increase the likelihood of maladaptive immune responses to stress in late life. Current studies of individuals with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) provide evidence of alterations in the neuroendocrine system that involve levels and activity of cortisol, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) and changes in immune function that predispose these individuals toward an innate immune response. There is a genetic link that increases More about early childhood traumavulnerability when associated with traumatic early life events, particularly in serotonin response, which can increase the risk of depression and suicide. Dr. Wright suggests that when an individual complains of major depression, anxiety disorder, ADD, ADHD, or dissociative disorders, they should be screened for early childhood trauma. The problem is that when these symptoms are present, the treatment of choice is often drug therapy, which may or may not resolve the underlying issues. She recommends several therapies, including individual and group therapy, EMDR (rapid eye movement), music and/or art therapy, and nutritional modulation of the neuroendocrine system. I am particularly fascinated with that last recommendation, because we know that the balance between calming and stimulating neurotransmitters can be altered by specific nutritional therapies. One of the most useful tools in assessing neuroendocrine balance is urinary neurotransmitter testing. Some of the brain chemicals that can be tested in this manner include serotonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, PEA, cortisol, and many others. In the hands of a doctor who understands this instrument and can provide appropriate nutritional support, this test can provide real-life solutions to these complex problems. Carol Simontacchi is a certified lifestyle educator. Slow Food Southwest Florida holds its inaugural literary wine and food event at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the historic Nutting House in Bonita Springs. Kathleen Finn, author of The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry, is the featured speaker. Finn was a software executive in London when she suddenly found herself out of work. She enrolled at the renowned Cordon Bleu school in Paris, despite limited cooking skills and a less-than-fluent grasp of French, and gamely plunged into its demanding curriculum of traditional French cuisine. The result is a memoir/cookbook that recounts her struggles in the classroom and beyond in a year of self-discovery in Paris. Finns writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and USA Today, among other publications. Slow Food SWF is one of more than 130 chapters of Slow Food USA. Members are a diverse group of food enthusiasts with a curiosity about food traditions and heritage, local artisanal products and sustainable agriculture. Members are home cooks and professional chefs, restaurateurs, food and wine writers and others, according to www. slowfoodsouthwestflorida.com. The Historic Nutting House was rescued, moved and restored by landscape architect Christian Busk. Slow Food SWF members and guests are asked to bring an appetizer or treat to share that requires no utensils or serve or eat, along with a bottle of their favorite beverage. Donations of any amount will help fund future events and programs. For information about membership or to make a reservation for the literary wine and food event, e-mail email@example.com. Slow Food SWF welcomes author Kathleen Finn
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 NEWS A23 Rx firstname.lastname@example.org Do you know what makes me mad? No thing and every thing. Now, thats a pirate answer, full of purpose and paradox. But to unpack the treasure chest of it, lets look at the word that is key: mad. Our word mad comes from the Old English gemad, which meant foolish or crazy. And as the mad, mad, mad world whirled through time, this little word acquired many more meanings.Its absolutely mad (inexplicable) that I am mad (carried away by desire) about the mad (wild or frantic) adventures of the mad (furious) mad (insane) mad (rabid) dog of a pirate dwelling in my body. Its a mad (foolish, crazy), mad (hilarious) joke. Isnt it maddening?Do you know what really makes me mad? I mean, first, mad in the sense of furiously angry. What makes me angry mad is no thing. I mean, there is no thing outside me that makes me mad. It is my own insides that are maddening. When I am mad of the furious type, I feel that because I create an experience, a perspective, a point of view. That vision, which originates within me, is no out-MUSINGS side thing. It is, rather, an inside job. It is a caricature. Just like a cartoon artist, I take what I am experiencing and distort it, exaggerating aspects according to my own bias. Angry mad is born of the concretization of an ever-changing stimulus into a nasty, ugly solid with no redeeming features. Someone else might see what I see as an angel while I myself am certain it is a demon that is before me. Just one example from history: Gavrilo Princip, the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his expectant wife, is seen as the murdering terrorist perpetrator of World War I by many. But in Yugoslavia he is often portrayed as one who gave his life for the freedom of his people. After all, the formation of an independent Yugoslavia was an effect of WWI. The real challenge of anger is to find the caricature in our own perspective, the no outside thing that generates our madness. That is a worthy act of piracy. What really makes me mad, in the second sense of insane, is every thing. I would define insanity like Einstein did: the doing of the same while expecting the different. Nothing is of the essence of same like that which has been concretized into a thing. A thing is, by definition, lifeless, unchanging, inanimate. When we construct our surround in the image of stultified thing, no matter what Ire of the Piratethe thing looks like, we are constructing a world of insanity. We are making ourselves mad. Every thing contributes to our madness. Every thing locks us into a being that is infinitely smaller than the largeness of our flowing sanity. So what do we expect a pirate to look like? What is the thing into which we turn our ever possible emerging pirate? Do we see a swashbuckling, sword between the teeth, lusting, looming eye patched thing caricature? Who are these ever possible pirates really? Do we see the current raiders off Somalias coast or hackers or stealers of music and text? Do we see infringers of copyrights, trademarks, and patents? Or transmitters of unregulated signals? Or far out philosophers who dont believe their own words? Any and all of these caricatures may Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.seem to the untrained eye to be a pirate. But the whole thrust of Musings is to provide profound education about the nature of piracy and mutiny. Ordinary lust and feigned anger are merely childish pranks, not piracy. We must not allow ourselves to be duped, to live in the fog of confused belief. The bottom line is this: Please continue to be faithful readers of this column. Herein lies our best chance of meeting a real pirate.
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JIM MCLAUGHLIN/FLORIDA WEEKLYBUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008Chamber, FGCU partner for professional development programs Smart businesses confront the economic downturn with team-building, new branding and fine-tuning The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Office of Continuing Education at Florida Gulf Coast University have formed a partnership to provide area business employers local access to high quality, cost-effective professional development opportunities. As FGCU embarks upon its second decade, These are exactly the type of partnerships that will help extend our reach and further solidify us as a true regional university, FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw said. The first program, Ethics, Leadership & Trust in the Workplace, will take place from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples. Presenters will be Jon Fishbane, litigation attorney with the Naples firm Roetzel & Andress, and consultant Andrew Joppa, retired faculty member at Mercer College, where he taught business ethics. In a business climate where corporate leadership is often under an ethics microscope, business leaders and managers are increasingly being challenged to find ways to deepen trust, foster collaboration and build customer loyalty. This professional development seminar will demonstrate how making the time and effort to establish and maintain a corporate culture of moral intelligence and integrity will pay important dividends throughout the life of a firm.Cost of the course is $55 per person ($45 for chamber members). Register by calling FGCU at 590-1095 or online at https://registerce.fgcu.edu. Bradshaw Re-energizing in tough times Across all industries, companies are seeking ways to re-energize their staff, their product and their brand in the hopes that sales will follow. To do so, owners are enlisting the help of marketing branding companies, business consultants and even team-building adventure training courses. Because a challenging economy can produce negative attitudes, hard feelings and a breakdown in communication in the workplace, some companies in need of an internal revitalization leave the office completely and head outdoors for some unorthodox training. Adventures Training Concepts in Naples specializes in team training through a discovery challenge course on 5.5 acres on Immokalee Road just east of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. The ATC ropes course brings employees together in small groups to experience overcoming obstacles through teamwork. After conducting a behavior assessment of each participant, ATC owners Brian and Michelle Jones and their team create a customized event built around personalities and behavior types, which can cause a lot of tension in the office. An outdoor challenge can force 10 vice presidents to communicate and get through an experience differently than they would have before, said Michelle. Pharmaceutical, technology, development, medical and entertainment companies have put employees through the course, Michelle said, adding, It has an effect on morale, cohesion and retention. Although team training is essential in tough business times, Brian added, unfortunately it is often neglected.Producing an effective messageMarketing experts say another key ingredient typically neglected or sometimes cut from a companys budget altogether during a tough economy is advertising and branding efforts. After enjoying 12 years of lucrative business with virtually no advertising, ImagenUSA, a Naples hurricane shutter SEE ENERGIZE, B2 BY ALYSIA SHIVERS ___________________news@ oridaweekly.com WEEK at-a-glanceProfessional Service LeagueAnd other networking social events in Naples. B6 & 7 Tropical luxuryThe Palazzina is Harwick Homes new model in Tresivo Bay. B9 Nano, nano, nanoSmall talk is a big deal for EnVonts Nicholas Shevillo. B2 Jason Davis leads his FGCU colleagues through the Adventures Training Concepts ropes course.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 BUSINESS PROFILE In a world that routinely glorifies the large and the stupendous, Nicholas Shevillo revels in the small. And were talking really small here as in designs and products that exist at the subatomic or molecular level, things that are invisible to the unaided human eye. This microscopic field of endeavor is called nanotechnology, and the 39-year-old Mr. Shevillo is president of EnVont LLC, a leader in designing and engineering an array of nano products. When you get things to the atomic and molecular level you can demonstrate unique and different characteristics, he says. There is more surface level at the nano level.Increased surface level available material in small space means that nanotechnology, in general, can do more with less, thereby creating economies of size and scale.Although a newcomer to Naples, having moved here from Michigan last year, EnVont has already made its presence felt in the community. Last month, the Economic Development Council of Collier County presented EnVont with its Entrepreneurship Award. Mr. Shevillos firm focuses on a number of products, including self-cleaning coatings for surfaces in buildings. These coatings might also be anti-microbial or useful in abating odors. EnVont also is active in the field of thin-film technology that can be applied in things such as semi-conductors and conductors.Out of corporate AmericaOne might think this arcane field of endeavor to be the sole province of lab rats or science geeks. But Mr. Shevillo took a circuitous and non-traditional path to his current position as EnVonts top man.He received a bachelor of arts degree not a bachelor of science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he also captained the lacrosse team and earned All America honors. (Unlike many former successful jocks, Mr. Shevillo is not one to tout his past accomplishments. In fact, he confirms his athletic achievements only after a reporter, who learned of them through research, broached the subject.)When he was in his early 30s, Mr. Shevillo was working for software and consulting firm in Michigan. He was doing well, but found himself wondering if he wanted to spend his entire career in corporate America.He discussed this quandary with his father, Jack, who had retired from a successful career in information technology and was casting about for a new challenge himself. Together, they formed an investment management company. They looked around for companies to invest in and discovered EnVont. About 18 months ago, EnVont asked Nicholas to become its president. Its headquarters were in Michigan, but Mr. Shevillo moved the firm to Naples, which he had fallen in love with while visiting his parents, whom he describes as snowbirds. I looked around (Naples) and thought this place is pretty cool, he says. Mr. Shevillos father is still active in the company as a member of EnVonts board. He can do that and still make his tee time, the son observes.Business is goodMr. Shevillo declines to discuss specifics of the company, such as revenues, the identities of customers or other financial matters, citing contracts that prohibit him from doing so. He does acknowledge, however, that EnVont spent roughly $1 million on its research center and headquarters in Naples and that about 20 employees should be on board within the next 18 months. Since many of EnVonts designs relate to building applications, one might assume that the sluggish economy is taking its toll on business in that area. Mr. Shevillo challenges that assumption but again provides no specifics. The building downturn is not as bad as it could be because we can use nanotechnology to enhance the cost savings, effectiveness and maintenance of existing structures, he says. We can also make them more energy efficient. As befitting his athletic background, Mr. Shevillo says he enjoys golf, outdoors activities and working out as his principal escapes from the business grind. He and his wife Nikki (Yeah, I know, Nick and Nikki, he laughs) have no regrets about the move to Naples from Michigan. The employees love it here, he says, adding he enjoys his new home more during the off-season. You can get in every restaurant, you get to know people and its a completely different place than in the winter. When friends up north ask how he handles the summer heat, Mr. Shevillo tells them its not a big deal considering the other tradeoffs Naples provides. No big deal. A fitting response from a man who is immersed in the small. Its a small world, after allNanotechnology is a big deal for EnVonts Nicholas ShevilloBY BILL CORNWELL ____________________news@ oridaweekly.com Nicholas ShevilloBILL CORNWELL / FLORIDA WEEKLYENERGIZEFrom page 1company, felt the economic impact in 2007. As the market slowed, customers stopped calling. In an effort to bring in business, ImagenUSA hired Endurance Marketing, a Naples-based, full-service marketing and advertising company. Endurance founder Jeff Walters designed a Band-Aid campaign for ImagenUSA including radio, television and print ads that poke fun at the struggles and scrapes that can occur when dealing with traditional steel storm panels and enlighten the customer on the ease of accordions and roll-downs. It was time to get our name out there, said Suzanne Pooley, ImagenUSAs manager of operations. Several months later, she added, the clever campaign has produced results. Imagen went from doing no advertising from 1994 to 2006, to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to hopefully get 40 percent of the business they got before, Walters said. He added consistency was important in getting the message out. It takes several months for a campaign to really pick up momentum and then several more months to see real results. Earl Quenzel of Quenzel & Associates in Fort Myers, feels strongly that businesses that maintain or increase their ad and marketing spending during an economic downturn typically come out sooner and with more market share than they had when the slowdown started. Knowing this, Quenzel said, some companies that have pulled back on advertising spending right now are putting that money toward examining their presentation to the public. A brand is your reputation, he said. A good reputation acts like a magnet and draws people to you. After going through approximately two months of Quenzels intense strategic sessions, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa on Fort Myers Beach is one of the few businesses today not lamenting over the state of the economy. While general manager Bill Waichulis admits times are tough, he says Pink Shell has experienced more ups than downs, which he attributes to an effective marketing campaign. Jeff Shuff, general manager of Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island, knows his marketing efforts are working, even in these difficult economic times. Guests from all over the country remark positively on the inns new Web site, new logos and new ads, which have resulted in increased sales at this 137-room resort, Shuff said. Noise Branding Communications of Sanibel worked with Shuff and his team to create a whole new look, feel and message for Tween Waters that has essentially given the resort an advantage in an otherwise tough market. Getting to the next levelDuring tough times some companies enlist a consultant to not only help improve how they do business but also to improve their internal networkings. Naples-based Jan Kantor encourages business leaders to re-examine their focus, and if the focus needs to change then develop a plan to adapt to that change. People dont like change. They dont want to change, he said. Most people say change is good you go first. Kantor puts his clients through a series of discovery questions to determine where they want to be in five or even 10 years. In the short term, companies are preoccupied with getting out of this lull, but the long-term solution is determining the best-case scenario for the business. As with the marketing branding firms, Kantors work is about finding a companys competitive advantage. However, while he agrees that marketing is an important aspect of that, it is just one element. Unless you get the other parts of the train to work together, the caboose is not going to follow, he explained. He gets businesses to analyze their current talent, their message, their brand and their customers, asking questions like: Do we need more talent? Do we need a different skill set? Does the public know who we are, and more importantly, who is our customer? Kantors process can take anywhere from six to 12 months, and he only works with two or three companies a year. The first response in a wavering economy is to pull back, he said. But the more astute a business is in dealing with its competition, the better off it is in bouncing back in the upturn. Whether its taking a leap on the ropes course and hoping your coworkers catch you, or sitting around a conference table discussing the important points of your companys product, everyone involved must be passionate about the brand. 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Gulfshore Insurance announced that Rob Lenihan has been certified as a construction Risk and Insurance Specialist, a designation that recognizes specialized expertise in construction insurance and establishes ones commitment to the construction industry through an on-going continuing education component focusing on construction risk and insurance. Lenihan is a client advisor with Gulfshore Insurances Naples office. Intech Printing & Direct Mail, Inc., has announced the appointment of Nancy Muschong as marketing manager. Muschong comes to Intech from Taylor Morrison, where she was marketing mantime teller at First Community Bank of Southwest Floridas newest branch at 25235 South Tamiami Trail in Bonita Springs. Rojas attends Edison State College and is fluent in French and Spanish. Charles F. 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Here are some opportunities coming up: The Womens Network of Collier County expects up to 50 vendors all women business owners to participate as exhibitors in the groups 2008 Trade Show from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Naples Italian-American Club, 7035 Airport Pulling Road. This years theme Dare to Dream promotes a positive, supportive approach to women in business. Raffle tickets will be sold to benefit the WNOCC annual scholarship fund. The trade show is open to the public, with admission free for WNOCC members and $5 for all others. Sponsors are Food and Thought, Masquerade, Taylor Rental and The Naples ItalianAmerican Club. WNOCC is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Members include businesswomen from start-up entrepreneurs to corporate executives. Members gather for a lunch Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Collier Athletic Club, 710 Goodlette Road, Naples, FL 34102. For information about membership or to reserve a spot at the October meeting, visit www.WNOCC.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After 5 networking from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Naples Zoo. Admission for members is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Young Professionals of Naples will meet for Speed Networking from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Flemings Steakhouse in the Pavilion Mall. Bring a business card. On Thursday, Oct. 23, members will enjoy Networking at Sea during a sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess, through Naples Bay and Port Royal out to the Gulf of Mexico. Tickets are $15 and include hors doeuvres and music; there will be a cash bar. Part of the proceeds from tickets will benefit the Ricky King Foundation. Young Professionals of Naples is a diverse network of business professionals who are involved in various community activities. According to YPNaples.com, the typical member is 21-40 years old, but young at heart is always welcome. For more information, visit www.YPNaples.com.FGCU means business at upcoming workshopsIts all about networkingThe Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center offers a seminar on Frequently Asked Questions About Starting a Business from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct.10, in room 4201 of Lutgert Hall on the main campus. Cost is $20.On Thursday, Oct. 16, the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University offers two managerial training workshops designed for leaders and managers who are looking for ways to become a better boss by taking their staff to the next level. The sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. with The People Side of Learning, followed at 1 p.m. by Mechanics of Management. Both are facilitated by Lorna Kibbey and take place in No. 213 of the student union. Seating is limited. Cost for each session is $69. Register for one session or for both. Additional information is available online by visiting www.fgcu.edu/iog, or by calling (239) 590-1096 or (239) 590-7986. The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network holds its monthly Network After Five from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at Estero Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero. Attendees will have the opportunity to share tips and learn how others have succeeded financially in the small business community. Theyll also meet and network with attorneys, CPAs, insurance agents, business consultants and other lenders and bankers. Deadline for registration is noon, Tuesday, Oct. 14. Cost is $15 for SBRN members and $20 for guests. There will be hors doeuvres and a cash bar. To register, contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator at FGCUs Small Business Development Center, at (239) 745-3700. The SBRN is a statewide organization that connects seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 BUSINESS B11 Urban Land Institute panel will discuss the politics of high-density communities 780 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH STE. 200 NAPLES FL 34102 239.261.9131 Whether you call it Smart Growth, Sustainable Design or New Urbanism, professional planners and proponents of sustainable design advocate higher density community design as a way of addressing a variety of growth-related issues. The benefits include reducing sprawl, decreasing vehicle miles traveled (reducing pollution and consumption of resources) and creating critical mass for a sense of place and more efficient use of infrastructure. There are varying opinions on where density should be allowed, and gaining approval of such projects can be difficult and time-consuming. The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council is convening a panel of stakeholders to address the issues associated with implementing higher density community design. The Politics of Density Vision Versus Reality takes place Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. Speakers will include local and state planners, elected officials, land use attorneys, community leaders, environmental advocates and developers. The goal is to reach consensus on ways to achieve high density, sustainable communities with a less cumbersome approval process. The ULI is a nonpartisan research and educational institute whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land in creating and sustaining communities worldwide. For more information visit www.uli.org. Cost of the panel discussion on higher density communities is $35 for ULI members, $45 for non-members, $30 for young leaders and $20 for government members and students. The Pelican Preserve clubhouse is at 10561 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers. For additional information or to register, call the ULI Southwest Florida District Council at (800) 321-5011. PALAZZINAFrom page 9a study and powder room complete the Palazzina floor plan. Designed and outfitted for true outdoor living, the Palazzinas outdoor living space features slate floors, a fireplace and fireside furniture grouping, a thoroughly equipped cooking/bar area, a dining table for six and a fountain that flows into a rectilinear pool. East of St. Andrews Boulevard on U.S. 41, Treviso Bay is a 1,050-acre gated golf and resort-lifestyle community that borders the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Like all homes in the Pavia community at Treviso Bay, the Palazzina sits on a home site of at least a half-acre and has lake and preserve views. Model showings are by appointment only. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of Treviso Bay, a development of Wisconsin-based V.K. Development Corporation. Visit the Treviso Bay Sales Center at 9004 Tamiami Trail East, or call 643-1414 or visit www.TrevisoBay.com. Treviso Bay is being developed by Wisconsin-based V.K. Development Corporation. V.K. Development is owned by the Kuttemperoor family. Left to right: Ajay, Vincent and Sanjay Kuttemperoor. Treviso Bay is a 1,050 acre gated golf and resort-lifestyle community that will have approximately 1,200 residences upon completion.
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Florida Weekly Cuisine Trulucks gives seafood, customers the royal treatment they deserve. C23 Requiem at the Phil Mozarts masterpiece is just one option for your entertainment. Check out more in What To Do, Where To Go. C6 & 7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008WEEK at-a-glance Sign up now for overnight trip to Art Basel Space limited on Naples Art Association excursion Join like-minded, adventurous art lovers for an overnight trip to Art Basel Miami Beach 2008: The Winter Rendezvous of the International Art World with the Naples Art Association. The NAA bus will head to Miami early Thursday morning, Dec. 4. The group will have a one-hour guided tour before dispersing to take in the show and then regrouping for dinner and checking in to rooms at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. All day Friday will be spent at Art Basel before the bus returns to Naples that evening. The price is $379 per person, double occupancy ($535 single) and includes round trip transportation, guided tour, transfers to the show and dinner. Reservations and payment must be made by Friday, Oct. 17.Many major U.S. museums are organizing trips to the Miami Beach fair, and numerous groups of art collectors from Latin America and Europe have announced their visits. To sign up for the Naples Art Association trip, call NAA Assistant Director Ginamarie Pugliese at 262-6517 or e-mail email@example.com.SEE ART BASEL, C12 The Last to Go Diahann Carrolls memoir reflects grit and determination. C11 A Hunt Slonem for youLimited-edition print is a thank-you gift for those who give to the Naples Art Association. C12 TheLastto G o SEE DESIGN, C4 DESIGNSETTHE ART OFTHEATERJIM MCLAUGHLIN/ FLORIDA WEEKLY JIM JIM JIM C MC MC MC LAU LAU LAU G GHL GHL GHL / IN/ IN/ IN/ FL FL FL O ORI ORI ORI DA DA DA WEE WEE WEE KLY KLY KLY laywright Julie Jensen once led a playwriting workshop for a group of gradeschool students. The experience was illuminating, she says. When she let them loose to create a play, they immediately began building a set before even creating characters or writing the play itself! According to their thinking, the set was the BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com PCREATING THE BACKDROP FORTHE GOODBYE GIRLTop: Scale model of the main street scene in The Goodbye Girl. Above, Designer Matt Flynn and Scenic Artist Selwin Mills check a key piece of the scale model stage. C4The Goodbye Girl opens Oct. 15.>>when: first and onlything they thought of when creating a play. The supremacy of a set is something Neapolitan Matt Flynn can relate to. After all, its typically the first thing he thinks of when confronted with a play. But then, Flynns been creating and building sets for most of his life. Creating visual solutions for theatrical problems and building environments for actors is whatFLORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOTOMore than 40,000 visitors are expected to attend Art Basel Miami Beach 2008.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: sandydays@ oridaweekly.com On a trip to Germany this month, my girlfriends and I spent two nights in the chic resort town of Baden-Baden, just east of the French border. Long a playground for Europes wealthy (and now dominated by the nouveau riche of Russia), BadenBadens draw is in its baths. Spring-fed, the thermal baths offer warm, therapeutic mineral water in clothing-friendly and nude-only environments. In the Friedrichsbad spa, which dates to 1877 and boasts marble and bronze fixtures, bathing suits are prohibited. As in, if you want to indulge in the 17-step ber-relaxing experience, be prepared to drop your inhibitions and your drawers. I was dying to dive into the waters of this decidedly cultural and historical experience, but my traveling companion, Jennifer, gave the nude venue a firm thumbs down. I plead my case, even pointing out that Mark Twain once partook of the spas baths (side note: is it strange to imagine literary master Mark Twain lounging sans-swim trunks in a German bathhouse? My jurys still out). Ultimately, though, we opted for the Caracalla Spa, a more modern version of the Friedrichsbad, where bathing suits are mandatory. I silently berated her closed-minded American prudishness the entire way there. Once at the Caracalla, we changed into swimsuits, stowed our towels, and headed into the largest of the mineral water pools, maintained at a constant 95 degrees. Being a Sunday, the place was crowded. The more we looked around, the more we realized the spa wasnt just crowded with people like us, but, specifically, with couples. And they were all making out. Im talking, full-on, tongues-in-throats, hands-onrears making out. It was everywhere; we couldnt look in any direction without feeling like voyeurs. There were a fair number of teenagers hooking up in the spa. I pointed to a boy standing under a waterfall. Are those hickies? Jennifer followed my finger and gasped. Holy cow. Those are serious. The entire right side of his neck was bruised in brown circles. But the older folks were in on the action as well. We watched a man in his 60s bounce his wife in the hot tub, giggling each time her breasts nearly floated out of her suit. It wasnt long before we realized that if you werent in a couple, you were fair game. As we lounged in one of the outdoor pools, a dark-haired man with a thin face and thick red lips gave us the eye. His gaze ran from me to my friend and back. He cocked an eyebrow and his eyes said, Im game if youre game. And bring your friend, too. As the sun sank lower in the sky, the making out progressed to foreplay, and we bumped into errant limbs as we navigated the spa. We ducked into one of the saunas, a fragrant steam-filled, purple-lit haze that felt like the inside of the worlds biggest bong. Couples sat sweating and fondling, and we had the distinct impression wed stumbled into a private gathering. Swingers, Jennifer mouthed, and we beat a fast retreat. We showered and changed back into our street clothes, rehashing the love fest we had unwittingly stepped into. On the way back to the hotel, I laughed to myself, thanking God we didnt make it to the naked bath. German bathhouses steamier than most ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org ...if you want to indulge in the 17step ber-relaxing experience, be prepared to drop your inhibitions and your drawers... >> Se Se 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 nd nd nd nd nd n nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd nd d nd nd nd d d d nd nd d n n n d nd d nd n n d d nd n d d nd d nd nd nd n d d nd nd nd nd d nd nd nd d nd d d d nd nd nd d n nd d d d d n nd d d nd d n n n n d n n n d d nd n n n n n n nd n n n n n nd n n n n n n n n y ou r d isasters to: s m a ki n g out pro g ressed to f orep la y and we bumped into errant l im b s as we nav ig ate d t h e s p a. We d u c k e d int o o n e of the saunas, a fra g rant steamf illed, l ike the ins i b on g Co u f ondlin g i m p ressi a priv at Jennif e a fast W b a c re h ha i p rep a y our i n h y ou r r d FRIDAY October 10Heather Brooks Duo SOUL & FUNK 810 pm Bring your lawn chair, throw out a blanket or just enjoy the music as you stroll past Market Plaza. SATURDAY October 11Meet Randy omas, the rst woman to announce the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Tony Awards, at Gulf Coast Town Center Borders, signing her new book, VOICE FOR HIRE, beginning at 4 p.m. Market Plaza. Event bene ts Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida. Live performance by e TJ Kelly BandI-75 & Alico Rd 239.267.0783 GulfCoastTownCenter.comA Joint Venture of The Richard E. Jacobs Group and CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES, INC.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 he does. Hes the man who looks at a play and makes its locale come to life. For 18 years in Los Angeles, he designed and constructed sets for TV shows, music videos, TV commercials and made-for-TV movies. But in 2003, he moved to Naples, and became the set designer for the Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre. My parents were heavily involved with the Naples Players since the mids, Flynn says. My dad, Bill Flynn, was on the design committee for the theater. I was in LA building sets. There was always a blueprint of the building in the dining room when I would visit. I kept saying, You need to have a bigger [set] shop. It kept getting cut, getting made smaller. But at Flynns urging, his father kept fighting for more space for the set shop. I certainly had no idea that Id be working here, Flynn says. Ironically, hes now in charge of the set shop he kept insisting be made larger. And, a plaque outside dedicates the scene shop entrance to Flynns late father. The two-story space, almost the size of a small house, is the envy of any community theater. In addition to work space, the area houses the remains of disassembled sets from previous productions, which are then recycled for future shows. According to Flynn, they could easily build a tiny house with the amount of lumber they use for a big show, such as last seasons Cabaret. Reusing material, were actually really good about that, Flynn says, standing on stage as volunteers scurry about, building the set for the seasons opening production of The Goodbye Girl. [A piece of set] gets continually smaller, until by the fourth or fifth time used, its 1 foot by 1 foot. He looks around. You can point to a lot of this stuff, you recognize it from previous productions, he says. Thats the granite floor from The Secret Garden. Those two doors are from Broadway Bound, the other door I bought for Arsenic and Old Lace. Those two doors are from The 1940s Radio Hour. The daybed is from the hospital bed in Wit. Flynn knows the sets intimately. Sometimes, while working on a new set, hell recognize a piece of wood and the show it was in previously simply by the paint thats on it. The set for the current show, The Goodbye Girl, has flys (that come down from above the stage), wagons (a low platform on wheels) and multiplepurpose set pieces which are one thing in one scene, then, when turned around, are something else completely. Artistic director Dallas Dunnagan points to one piece. Thats going to do triple duty, she says. It represents the door to her apartment, the front of the building. It turns, and becomes a rooftop, then becomes a fire escape that the hero climbs up to get the girl. Its the hardest-working piece in show business, she jokes. It started as a one-story unit. Then it became a two-story unit. Set design is creating an image while at the same time youre problem solving. Dunnagan and Flynn sit down weeks prior to each show to discuss the set needs. Dallas calls, we sit down, Flynn says. It might be two hours, three hours. We do that for two or three days. But for The Goodbye Girl, he says, they met three, four, five hours a week for a week and a half, two weeks. You start to solve one problem, then you realize that drawing #28 isnt going to work. Wed think we had a great solution, and then wed get to the end of the show, and it wouldnt work. So the two would have to go back to the drawing board. One of the challenges of this process is that it was a huge Broadway production, Dunnagan says. We worked to distill it down to what it ultimately represented, which is, what it feels like to live in New York. And do it in a 35-square-foot area. While New York has a vast scope to it, its also a city of neighborhoods. You may not know your neighbors, but youre familiar with the people you pass on the street everyday, the homeless guy, the jogger, she says, calling New York the smallest largest city in the world. What we tried to do, Dunnagan says, we decided to stay with the Goodbye Girls environs. We distilled it down to a few sets. We stay in Paulas environment, her dance studio, her apartment, her street. In the Broadway production, they ended up in a rowboat in Central Park on a lake! The play is better served in intimacy, she says. When you think of the movie, you think about the apartment and those two people thrown together in that apartment. But still, sets needed to be made for her apartment, the front of her apartment, her stoop, a bus stop, the entrance to a subway, her dance studio, a television studio, the rooftop of her building, the fire escape to her apartment. Flynn also had to design sets for three different views of an off-off-Broadway theater: the front of the theater, backstage, and then the stage and partial audience. We see the theater from three different points of view, Dunnagan says. They perform a very off-the-wall production of Richard III. Its Keystone Kops meet Sam Peckinpah, without the blood. In the original Broadway production, there were a lot of little insert sets, like the schoolyard, two different Central Park themes, the stoop. We just localized it all to her neighborhood. Were not Broadway, Flynn says. But still, for a community theater, the sets can be stunningly professional. And at times, the sets themselves have received well-deserved applause when the curtains rise. We never steer away from big set shows and big cast shows, says Dunnagan, standing in the wings while volunteers saw and drill and hammer onstage. The time of year is important. This show is a little bigger than we usually do at this time of year. That is important in developing it. The sets and costumes are built by volunteers, she explains. And a portion of them are snowbirds. So until they return, its not always smart to have a huge production. According to Flynn, the volunteers began building the set of The Goodbye Girl Sept. 10, a little over a month before the show opens. He had only two volunteers then. In late September, he was up to eight volunteers. In March, well be up to 20. The changing numbers of volunteers is hard to design around, he says. But, he says, the volunteers are a lot more fun than the guys I was working with in L.A.! Design for The Goodbye Girl began in mid-August.Flynn built a stage model thats approximately 2-foot by 3-foot, with half-inch equaling one foot of actual stage space.We wanted to get that vertigo, claustrophobic, frenetic feeling, Flynn says. One of the things about New York is that its a huge thing, the upward soars, and then you walk into these little apartments, Dunnagan says. The two begin speaking in tandem to describe what they want. You see the skyline at the distance, or the ground floor, the stores, Flynn says. Especially if youre a New Yorker, do you ever rarely look up, Dunnagan adds. The canyon quality of the city is what grabs me, Flynn says. Thats what we wanted to capture on the set. We hope its going to have the emotional impact of New York, Dunnagan says. Urban and frenetic. Set designing is having an emotional, visceral impact, but its also problem solving. Weve done the problem solving. Matt has to figure out how to project that physically, not just on paper. What does it look like? How does it get backlit? We start talking about color. Amid the gray, gritty asphalt concrete of New York there are pops of color, he says, trash cans, signs, fire hydrants, taxis, posters bold pops of color surrounded by gray and grit. Inside the apartment, grayness, dullness, and everything she brings in is just neon. That becomes a constant motif: little brilliant spots of color. Ideally, 100 of them in every scene. Of course, when creative minds meet, theyre not always in agreement. We battled about the grittiness of New York, Flynn says. Just today, we were discussing the neighborhood, Dunnagan says. Its probably near Chelsea. Flynn was thinking chicken sausage in the windows and Russian lettering, but Dunnagan was thinking shoes. Were talking about the gentrification of America, Dunnagan says, who has decided to set the play in currentday New York. You can go anywhere and see the same stores. You could go to the Village and go to the kitschy stores, but now theyre in Alphabet city. Now the sidewalk is like a mall, Flynn says. The Goodbye Girl is Flynns 54th show for the Naples Players. He estimates he does 60 to 70 percent of all the sets. If its about rich people, it can be really beautiful, he says. Noel Cowards Present Laughter, Enchanted April. I keep getting the coal miners and the New York kitchen-sink dramas, he jokes. You go out of your way to make them ugly. I really enjoy being here, Flynn says. When youre biggest problem of the day is: how are we going to make angel wings? Its a lot of fun. Every minute of that process, youre fully engaged. And on opening night, that flood of relief, and also the exaltation that comes with it. The curtain rising: thats pretty cool. Especially sitting with these guys. We sit in the same corner of the theater during the members preview, and that feels neat with them sharing that. And while its typically only actors receive the applause at the end of a performance, the applause at the end is for all of us, Dunnagan acknowledges. Flynn and his volunteers who build the sets, as well as all the others who work behind the scenes, never take bows. But Flynn gets his own reward. Most nights, when the curtain goes up, Flynns backstage. I sit in my office, I have the speakers on, he says. I hear the applause and the gasps when the curtain goes up. Then he closes up and goes home, knowing hes designed another successful set. >> What: The Goodbye Girl>> When: Oct. 15 Nov. 8 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South>> Cost: $35 for adults, $10 for students 18 and younger; also available is a special dinner and a show package (with dinner at Vergina Restaurant) for $58.>> Information: Call 263-7990 or go to www. naplesplayers.com if you go DESIGNFrom page 1 JIM MCLAUGHLIN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYJeff Smith and Ray Marasco help build scenery.JIM MCLAUGHLIN/ FLORIDA WEEKLY Shop Supervisor Mike Santos works on scenery.
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ITSTIMEYOURANAWAYFROMHOME WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com THE FRUGAL MUSIC GOURMET PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.comIn a community blessed with so much wealth and conspicuous consumption it sometimes borders on the obscene, its easy to forget about ordinary mortals, those of us with decidedly champagne musical tastes but beer budgets. Thanks, however, to the continuing global financial meltdown, infinitely more people are clearly concerned about their ability to survive financially than has been the case since shortly following the Great Depression.In fact, Ive already started receiving calls and e-mails from frustrated music devotees who simply cannot afford to purchase their usual and customary series tickets at the Phil, Opera Naples or Classic Chamber Concerts. What to do? What to choose? How to stretch those dollars? That is their dilemma.After thinking about it for a few days, Ive decided to begin my affiliation with this paper by offering up my suggestions for what well call The Frugal Music Gourmet. With careful planning, you too can continue to feast at the trough of musical plenty and not feel deprived.Satisfying suggestionsCelebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts has so many excellent choices you could literally bring a sleeping bag and move in. The choices are that good and that plentiful. However, given that moving in would decidedly be frowned upon, let me offer the following suggestions in order to help you get more bang for your buck: DONT spend $123 to see Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic. Great as they are, theyre going to sell out anyway, and unless you desperately need to be seen in the audience, take that money and purchase tickets for half a dozen other events. DONT spend $139 on a ticket for the New Years Eve bash at the Phil, as good as its going to be. Instead, go Friday, Jan. 2, hear exactly the same program, and save $50. At the helm will be Jack Everly who, in my opinion, is the most exciting Pops arranger/ conductor in the States today. (Yes, I know, you think its Keith Lockhart, whose single performance with the Part 1: The Frugal Music GourmetFeast at the trough of musical plenty without breaking the bankBoston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will be Monday, March 9, at the Phil. Those tickets are $150.) Youre wrong if you think Lockhart is better than Everly. The Phil offers any number of great programs for $35 and under; check them all out. Like choral music? Plan on spending Saturday evening, Dec. 13, at Naples First Presbyterian Church for the Phils annual program of wonderful choral music. This year will feature the great English composer John Rutters Winchester Te Deum, Mozarts Laudate Dominum, and a host of other favorites. Hosted by Temple Shalom, Bonita Springs First Presbyterian Church and Marcos Wesley United Methodist Church, the Phils Reaching Out programs offer virtually the same twohour programs as are held at the Phil for less money. Speaking of churches, at least a half dozen local churches and retirement centers have superb classical music programs, often featuring the Phils musicians. Most of them are free. Check out Moorings Presbyterian Church, Vanderbilt Presbyterian, First Presbyterian, UU (Unitarian Universalist), Trinity Episcopal At the Cove, Bower Chapel (Moorings Retirement Center) and Shell Point Retirement Center in Fort Myers. I can vouch for the quality of each of them. And one more suggestion to get you started: If you havent discovered them already, be sure to check out any of the free concerts at Cambier Park in downtown Naples. Normally there is such a throng of humanity you need to get there early in order to find a parking spot. Dont forget to bring your folding chairs. Then sit back and smile. Everyone else does. Those are just a few of my suggestions. Next week Ill try to help you figure out, if you cant see the classical and pops series (and special guest performers galore) in their entirety, which programs you should try to attend. But always remember: Music, just like art, is a matter of personal taste. I will tell you why I think my recommendations are going to be memorable (or not). In the final analysis, however, you have to decide. Its your money. Its what turns you on, not me, that counts. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 The Goodbye Girl The Naples Players opens its new season at the Sugden Community Theatre with Neil Simons romantic comedy, The Goodbye Girl. The show runs Oct. 15 through Nov. 8. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Dallas Dunnagan directs and Meg Pryor choreographs. Music directors are Julie Shaffer and Aurora Wells. Scenic design is by Matt Flynn, and costume design is by Dot Auchmoody. Vergina Restaurant has partnered with the theater again for the season, offering Dinner and a Show for $58, which includes a three-course dinner before a stroll across 5th Avenue for the show. Tickets to the show only are $35 for adults and $10 for students 18 and younger. For information and tickets, stop by The Naples Players box office at 701 5th Avenue South, call 263-7990 or go to www.naplesplayers.org The Glass Menagerie The Tennessee Williams classic opens the season for the Florida Repertory Theatre Oct. 3-12. This tale is one of the most beloved and moving stories of the 20th century, and is Florida Reps World Classic Initiative for 2008 as well as Lee County Librarys One Book One Community. Set in a humble St. Louis apartment, it is the story of fading Southern gentility in the wake of Depression-era realities. Tickets are on sale through the box office, (239) 332-4488. Visit Florida Rep online at www.floridarep.org Best Little Whorehouse Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas running through Nov. 15. A sizzlin good time is coming when Miss Mona and her ladies from the heart of Texas entertain politicians, cowboys and even a college football team after their victory. When her legendary house of illrepute is ordered to be closed down by the governor, Miss Mona and her girls take on the establishment in this rip-roaring, highoctane production! Includes the songs Student art As is its fall tradition, the Naples Art Association presents an exhibition of works created by students ages 3 to 15 who participated in summer ARTScool classes at The von Liebig Art Center. During ARTScool, students learn about various forms of art, what can be used to create art and about the greatest artists in history. At the end of the session, some of most creative pieces are selected to go on to Naples City Hall. The show runs through January 14 and greets visitors to City Hall at 735 Eighth Street South. To learn more about classes at The von Liebig Art Center, call Abigail Miles, 262-6517, ext. 110, or visit www.naplesart.org.John Henry Internationally acclaimed sculptor John Henry, known for his sky-high steel sculpture, will kick off his seven-city Florida exhibition, Drawing in Space: The Peninsula Project, at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Feb. 3. Incorporating new works as well as some of his most recognized pieces, the indoor and outdoor exhibition brings together his colorful, monumental works. For more information, visit www.PeninsulaProject.com 3 Women of Merit The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center presents Women of Merit: Part 2 through Oct. 19 at the art center, 585 Park St. in downtown Naples. The exhibition features works on paper and canvas and mixed media sculpture by three awarding winning artists Gisela Miller, Janis Siegel and Joan Brechin Sonnenberg. The reception is free for members and $10 for guests. The centers hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and older. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit naplesart.org. A Decade of Collecting A Decade of Collecting, runs through Nov. 5 at The von Liebig Art Center. Before the center opened in 1998, the Naples Art Association began an initiative to further its mission by collecting original works of art through gift and donation. The collection of mid-to-late 20th century paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and mixed media documents the legacy of artists who were influential in establishing Naples as a vital art community. The first works collected were exhibited during the von Liebig Art Centers gala opening. With the turn of the 21st century, the focus of the collection expanded to include contemporary work by artists who have achieved national and international recognition and who have had a Florida connection. The von Liebig Art Center now holds a collection of 175 works of American art created after 1950. ...scapes .scapes, a juried show featuring landscapes, seacapes, skyscapes, dreamscapes, cityscapes and more, all by members of the Marco Island Art League, opens Friday, Oct. 10, at the Artisans Corner at Big Cypress Winery. The winery and art gallery are part of Big Cypress Market Place. The 20-piece .scape exhibit features oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, collage and mixed media. The show was coordinated and installed at the Artisans Corner by the Marco Island Center for the Arts. In addition to the winery and art gallery, Big Cypress Market Place features a 205-booth flea market, a 7,500square-foot food arena, produce market, tiki bar and entertainment stage. Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the market place is on U.S. 41 four miles east of Collier Boulevard (S.R. 951). Call 262-3210 or visit www. BigCypressMarketPlace.com for more information. Noodles art Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar is combining forces with DeDe Sweet, owner and founder of Sweet Art Gallery, to display works of art from international, national and local artists. Each month, Noodles features an artist to complement the recently added Saturday night jazz jam sessions with Paul Rozmus and his Funkyside Band. The first exhibit, by Naples artist Sharon Erbe, hangs through Saturday, Oct. 11. Ms. Erbes Caribbean dancers and market scenes are influenced by her uncle, Fleming Thompson, a political cartoonist for The Washington Post. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 12, and hanging through Saturday, Nov. 11, at Noodles will be works by Nancy Oldham Seibert in oils, pastels and acrylics, on paper, canvas and wood. Ms. Seibert resides in Naples and in Ohio. Her philosophy of art has evolved synergistically through both paint and the energy created through her brush marks that reflect a certain rhythm in nature. Nature is her source of inspiration; her images stem from Ohios woodlands, lakes and meadows, and Floridas sea, sky and inland lakes. Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar is in Mission Square Plaza at 1585 Pine Ridge Road. Call 3706577 or visit www.noodlescafe.com.WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Ongoing events Opera at FGCU Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music welcomes Guang Yang and Arnold Rawls for a guest artist recital, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Student Union ballroom on campus. Assisting them is Jeanie Darnell, associate professor of music at FGCU and Alan Darling, outstanding collaborative pianist from Northwestern University. Yang and Rawls are singers in demand with opera companies around the world. The concert is free, open to the public and no tickets are required. To reserve a seat, call 590-7851. Lunch with the arts The Naples Art Associations lunch lecture series kicks off with a look at the current exhibition, Women of Merit: Part 2. Lunch with the Arts begins at noon Monday, Oct. 13 and features a lunch donated by an area restaurant. This months lunch This weeks symphony Mozarts Requiem The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra will present Mozarts Requiem, the composers final masterpiece, on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. James Cochran will conduct and the Philharmonic Center Chorale will join the orchestra for this special concert. Cloaked in mystery and legend, Mozarts Requiem was commissioned in 1791 by an anonymous emissary, but Mozart died just weeks later, leaving the Requiem to be completed by an assistant. Was Mozart writing his own funeral music? Did he see the emissary as a messenger from the next world? Tickets to Mozarts Requiem are $47 for adults and $22 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Saturday, Oct. 11 Hard Candy Christmas and The Aggie Song. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday with selected matinees. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. for this production. For reservations and show information, visit www.BroadwayPalm. com, call (239) 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd.Bad Dates Bad Dates, the uproarious smash hit comedy that has left audiences in stitches across the country, opens at Theatre Conspiracy Friday, Oct. 10. Part Sex in the City, part Bridget Jones Diary and part The Perils of Pauline, Bad Dates is all good fun. Youll be wiping away tears of laughter and sympathy as Texas transplant, single mother and shoe fanatic Haley Walker struggles to raise her daughter, run a popular restaurant and find her way back into the dating world in modern-day Manhattan. Witty, endearing and laugh-out-loud funny, Bad Dates takes a stream-of-consciousness look at modern-day relationships through one womans search for the perfect date and the perfect pair of shoes. The show runs through Saturday, Nov. 1. Theatre Conspiracy is located at 2711 Park Windsor Dr., suite 302, Fort Myers.>>One Song II, by Gisela Miller. Monday, Oct. 13 The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra will present Mozarts Requiem Saturday. James Cochran will conduct, and the Philharmonic Center Chorale will join the orchestra for this special concert.is provided by Verginas. The program is $5 for NAA members and $10 for others. Lunch with the Arts is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Lunch is served on a first-come, first-served basis, while everyone is invited to stay for the lecture.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 2008-2009 SHELLPOINTCONCERTSERIES Additionalinformationat:www.shellpoint.org ConcertSeries sponsoredinpartby:ShellPointislocatedjustoffSummerlinRd.inFortMyers, just2milesbeforetheSanibelCauseway. TheCanadianBrassThursday,November13ChanticleerTuesday,January27ButchThompson&ChapmanFamilySingersThursday,February26CherishtheLadiesSt.PatricksDay Tuesday,March17 PeterRichardConte, ConcertOrganist Thursday,April16 AdvancedSeriesTickets$125SingleTickets$35Concertsbeginat7:30p.m.CALL454-2067FORTICKETS&INFOGENERALSEATING ShellPointispleasedtoannouncethelineupforthe2008-2009ShellPointConcertSeries. ORDERYOURTICKETSTODAY! Charlie Daniels Grammy Awardwinner and pioneering country music star Charlie Daniels will perform at the Philharmonic Center on Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. Daniels is known for his fiery fiddle playing and his bands down-home fusion of hard-core country with hardedged Southern rock a unique sound influenced by gospel, blues and boogiewoogie. Tickets to The Charlie Daniels Band are $56. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Classic Rock All-Stars The original stars of five legendary bands have formed a classic rock supergroup, the Classic Rock All-Stars, who will perform at the Philharmonic Center on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. Featuring: Peter Rivera, original lead singer of Rare Earth; Jerry Corbetta, founder and lead singer of Sugarloaf; Mike Pinera, founder and lead singer of Blues Image and later vocalist and guitarist with Iron Butterfly; and Dennis Noda, formerly of Cannibal and the Headhunters. Tickets to Classic Rock All-Stars are $35. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Naples Art Fair The 10th annual Downtown Naples Art Fair spans 5th Avenue South in the downtown area Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Art Fair is a juried show, which means each participating artist is hand-selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure a first-class festival with only the highest quality, original artwork. All exhibiting artists are required to be at the festival the entire weekend. All of the work on display is available for purchase, and with prices ranging from $15 earrings to $50 prints to $20,000 sculptures.Naples Art Festival The Naples National Art Festival has been ranked No. 5 among art festivals in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine. The Naples National has consistently ranked in the top 20 festivals for the past several years, and this is its highest spot on the list. Dates are Feb. 21 and 22 in Cambier Park and along 8th Street South. Almost 1,000 artists will compete to be juried in to the show; those selected will showcase original paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photography, mixed media, fiber, pastels and jewelry.Women of Lockerbie The Women of Lockerbie opens at the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre on Oct. 29. The Naples Players poetic drama by Deborah Brevoort runs through Nov. 22. The Sugden Community Threatre is located at 701 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. Shows are at 8 p.m.Wednesday thru Saturday, Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for students 18 and younger. For information and tickets, The Naples Players Box Office at 263-7990 or on-line at www.naplesplayers.org Backstage at Sugden Backstage tours of the Sugden Community Theatre, home of The Naples Players, are free and open to all ages, Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre in downtown Naples.Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. The Naples Players are celebrating 55 years in Naples and 10 years on Fifth Avenue South. For information, call The Naples Players Box Office at 263-7990. NASA Art The Art League of Bonita Springs presents NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, opening Saturday, Oct. 25. In 1958, soon after the inception of the U.S. space program, an art program was created dedicated to the accomplishments, setbacks and excitement of space exploration. More than 200 NASA-commissioned artists experienced a behind-the-scenes look at the agency the scientists, astronauts, and other personnel who shaped the missions and programs. This fascinating look at our nations space program will appeal to all ages. The exhibit runs through Jan. 24. Fall Music Festival Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts Fall Music Festival on Oct. 25 features the works of Dvorak, Nielsen and Mozart. Conducted by Jorge Mester, the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra plays Mozarts 39th Symphony, the first of the three symphonies (his last) that he wrote in the summer of 1788, a graceful, melodic work, and one of Mozarts sunniest symphonies. Also featured will be the witty, warm-hearted flute concerto by Danish composer Carl Nielsen. Performing it will be Principal Flutist Suzanne Kirton. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org.Art in the Park Naples oldest outdoor art festival in 2008-09 celebrates its 52nd anniversary season of showcasing artwork by Naples Art Association members the first Saturday of the month from November through April. The free, juried shows, on Park Street, alongside the von Liebig Art Center, feature a variety of media, including paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. Refreshments are available. Nov. 1 is the first show. Opening Night Gala A spectacular, star-studded gala opens the Phils 2008-09 season, featuring Broadway and concert hall star Brian Stokes Mitchell, renowned opera diva Measha Brueggergosman and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Opening Night Gala, Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning with a buffet reception at 7 p.m. followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Tickets to the Opening Night Gala are $135. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. Under the Stars Opera Naples new season opens the evening of Friday, Nov. 21, with the companys second annual Opera Stars Under the Stars, at which several world-renowned opera singers will perform a preview of the three full-scale productions on this years program. The Cambier Park band shell will be the site again this year, in response to enthusiastic patrons who enjoyed the outdoor venue last fall. Upcoming events
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARY The typical image of a soldier when were allowed to see any at all, these days usually shows him or her loaded down with equipment, weapon in hand, ready for action. And they always, always, have their game face on. Suzanne Optons photographs of soldiers are something quite different: individual, oversized color portraits of soldiers in repose. Instead of the typical, upright pose, their heads are horizontal, resting on a surface. Often theyre staring off into the distance, or their eyes are closed. The images are powerful, so compelling, its difficult to look away. Its an unusual way of seeing a face, so that takes us by surprise, Ms. Opton says, speaking over the phone from her New York studio. Its kind of an intimate way of looking at somebody. (Its like) someone opposite you on a pillow. You see your lover that way, you see your children that way. You dont see your colleagues that way. You see people youre intimate with in that position, so that allows us a kind of intimacy to these people who we normally have very little access to, because theyre normally so encumbered with gear, that we have no idea who they are, really. Its surprising to see an intimate view of a person you know is a soldier. The portraits have been exhibited in galleries across the country, as well as transformed into public art, on billboards. The billboards show one photo, with the word SOLDIER in large, capital letters, and a Web site address: www.SoldiersFace.com. The billboard also contains the title of the portrait: the word Soldier, then the soldiers last name, then the number of days theyve served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.When theyre large, when theyre billboards, or theyre large in a gallery, theyre very intimate, because theyre so close, Ms. Opton says. In the gallery, theyre 41 inches by 52 inches, so they look kind of like the head of a fallen statue, which is part of the idea. I think its a womans view of a male world. This kind of brings it all to a quieter level. Theyre very quiet, I think. She displayed the portraits on multiple billboards in Syracuse, N.Y. in 2006, and then on one billboard in Denver during the Democratic National Convention. Five billboards were supposed to go up last month in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., but a week before the Republican National Convention began, the billboard company, CBS Outdoor, cancelled the contract. They cancelled them so late that we werent able to arrange much else, Ms. Opton says, though she finally was able to get another billboard in another Minneapolis location on Sept. 3. Their final reasoning was that they thought they looked dead. Its surprising they cancelled them, considering whats allowed on other billboards, Ms. Opton says, noting that billboards for films or fashion can be violent or sexual. And that seems to be OK. But yet, this is not OK. They didnt quite understand that it was art. I kept telling them that, but they didnt quite get it. Billboards have been used by artists quite a bit in the past, but its not the usual use of a billboard. A billboard is normally used for an advertisement. We werent advertising anything. The five Minnesota billboards wouldve been seen by an estimated 2.8 million people. Its not a political statement, Ms. Opton says of the images. Its a political topic. Its not a partisan statement, certainly. The idea germinated when the portraitist began wondering how the war was affecting soldiers, how their experiences might be expressed on their faces.I think that there are times in all our lives that we will always remember, she says, either little events or big events that will shape us. And certainly going to war is one of those. And I had a son who wouldve been of draft age, at the time, and thought, If he went to war, how would this affect his life? How would he adjust to this? How would this change him?Thats really what I wanted to see. Thats why I took these quiet pictures. Because I thought that maybe you could see this on somebodys face, some trace of what they had been through, what theyd done.And these were not any soldiers, these were soldiers who had recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. They hadnt been at a desk job. Ms. Opton shot portraits of more than 90 soldiers at Fort Drum in upstate New York, using two large format cameras. First she took a traditional black and white portrait, with the soldier standing. Then, she asked each soldier to place his or her head on the table.The person puts their head down, and everyone puts their head down different, Ms. Opton says. The camera is adjusted each time, so it can take a while. And during that time, its quiet, and ones mind can wander.I didnt talk to people while we were doing that. Photographers have different ways of making portraits. Im often interested in this quieter view of a person. Photography can be kind of a collaborative process, where people bring their face to the camera, they present themselves to the camera in the way they want to be seen. But ultimately, the photographer is the one who trips the shutter. You do, what? Wait and watch. And in those quiet moments, Ms. Opton captured something ineffable. The portraits are compelling, drawing you in. You try to read the looks on their faces: what are they thinking? What are they feeling? What have they seen and experienced in war? Some people are offended, Ms. Opton says. Theyre disturbed that they look vulnerable. Some think they look dead. But mostly, its been very positive. The portraits are mysterious, the soldiers faces as enigmatic as Mona Lisas smile. We really dont know what they are thinking, Ms. Opton says. Theyre very tender pictures, actually. Opton also took photos of the soldiers with their wives and families and colleagues. Some soldiers balked at being photographed with other soldiers. Men never want to touch each other, thats for sure, she says. Some of them said, Im not touching another guy. But they are very close. Who else has somebody whos gonna die for them? Thats why I did that, because of the sense of the camaraderie; this love between soldiers is just incredible to me. I photographed them with their families, and their other family is their comrades. I thought that was appropriate. Almost all the soldiers Ms. Opton took portraits of were redeployed. The titles of the images say how many days they were in Iraq, and Afghanistan, but I think almost all of them I met after their first tour of duty, the photographer says. And of course they go back, two, three, four times. Ms. Opton has plans for more soldier billboards in other cities: three in Houston, one in Atlanta and two in Miami. These particular images really work as billboards, she says. Theres a reason for them to be so big. So that was just lucky that I had those images that worked in that way. As an artist, you have an inkling, and you follow your nose, and you follow a leap into the black. And it sort of develops, like anything in life. You dont know whats going to happen, how its going to turn out. Life is like that. Thats whats interesting about it. I think photography is a license to go where you dont belong, she says. Thats what photographers do: Photographers go some place that theyre curious about. Im no expert. I just know about people. So what people see in the photographs is what they bring themselves. I do hope that people see the billboards and consider the situation of soldiers. I was hoping that the billboards would stir discussion of art and soldiering, both. These quiet pictures: Suzanne Optons soldier portraits b m b C C w NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Naples Whether youre looking to buy your rst home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many costs on top of the purchase price that you must gure into your calculation of affordability. These extra fees, such as taxes and other additional costs, could surprise you with an unwanted nancial nightmare on closing day if youre not informed and prepared. Some of these costs are one-time xed payments, while others represent an ongoing monthly or yearly commitment. While not all of these costs will apply in every situation, its better to know about them ahead of time so you can budget properly. Remember, buying a home is a major milestone, and whether its your rst, second or tenth, there are many small but important details, not to mention stress and excitement, to deal with during the process. The last thing you need are unbudgeted nancial obligations in the hours before you take possession of your new home. To help homebuyers understand what these extra costs are, and in what situations they may apply, a free industry report has been prepared called 13 Extra Costs to Be Aware of Before Buying a Home. T o hear a brief pre-recorded message about how to order your free copy of this report, call 888-862-5380 and enter ID 4008. Y ou can call any time, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call now to make sure youre budgeting properly for your next move. New Free Report Reveals 13 Extra Costs That You MUST Be Aware Before Buying a Home New Free Report Reveals 13 Extra Costs That You MUST Be Aware Before Buying a HomeThis report is courtesy of Molly Whalen, Affordable Homes Reality Team of Sun Realty. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2008. www.AffordableHomesRealityTeam.com PHOTO COURTESY SUZANNE OPTONArtist Suzanne Opton has photographed soldiers between tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. This portrait is identi ed as Soldier Claxton: 120 days Afghanistan.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 A&E C9 GIVING In these uncertain economic times, the essential services of our nonprofits are critical to our community. Now more than ever, the goal of a nonprofit board is to help its organization perform with maximum effectiveness. The Community Foundation of Collier County, through its Center for Nonprofit Excellence, offers seminars and board trainings on the best practices of nonprofit boards. This is the first in a four-part series.The Board Governance Committee does not run the board, but it makes it possible for the board to be well run. One of the newest best practice ideas for nonprofit boards of directors is the creation of the governance committee. Members of this committee understand the mission and goals of the organization and ensure that all board members do, as well. The governance committee has eight primary tasks: Identification This involves assessing current board members and then creating a board profile of those skills-sets and areas of expertise the board and the organization needs Cultivation and recruitment These activities should reach beyond the boards traditional circles and connect to those in the community who reflect the organizations constituencies and the needs of the board today and in the future. Orientation A complete orientation includes everything from a tour of the facilities and an overview of the history, to an in-depth presentation that includes copies of the bylaws and organizational chart and that clearly explains the financial state of the company. Involvement Each new member should be recruited based on how he or she can help the organization. This includes having a job description, being introduced to committee work and being actively engaged in the work of the board. Education The governance committee is charged with ensuring that all members have adequate materials and understand their roles and responsibilities. The committee should also involve board members in continuing education about issues that most concern the board and the organization. This entails an effective communications network to keep board members apprised of activities through publications, board and committee minutes, presentations and emails. Evaluation The governance committee should annually lead the board in a selfassessment and a discussion of strategies for self-improvement. Rotation Making sure expectations are clear, evaluating individual performance and enforcing term limits are all important functions of the governance committee. Celebration Boards should take time to govern well and to celebrate their successes. A strong board can propel an organization forward to help it better fulfill its mission and serve the community with good stewardship. Focus on Foundation fundholdersThe Eleanor B. Sweet Fund Established in 2003The Community Foundation of Collier County was honored to receive an $8 million bequest from the late Eleanor Sweet, a longtime Naples resident. By entrusting her estate to the Foundation, Ms. Sweet ensured that her assets would work forever for the benefit of the community and the causes she loved. Her longtime companion, Norm Jackson, recalls Ms. Sweets desire to help make her community the very best place to live. Ellie was involved in the Naples community from the very early years, Mr. Jackson remembers. Her wish was to help the people in the community she loved. Mr. Jackson recalls the in-depth research they did to find the best way Ms. Sweet could guarantee her requests would be followed on a perpetual basis. We arrived at the conclusion that the format of the Community Foundation would best ensure Ellies charitable intent.The Foundation Board of Trustees will award annual grants to the charities Ms. Sweet identified in her will, as well as unrestricted grants for community needs as they arise.The Foundation is most grateful for Ms. Sweets vision and her confidence in the Foundations stewardship.With assets of more than $61 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985 the Foundation, together with its fundholders, has granted $30 million back to the Collier County community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www. cfcollier.org.Part I: Best practices of nonprofit board membersBY MARY ELLEN BARRETT ________________________Vice President of Programs The Community Foundation of Collier County THE NAPLES PLAYERSSugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102 www.naplesplayers.orgshow sponsor: Morgan Stanley, Kevin Walker, CFP, Financial AdvisorCALL239-263-7990PERFORMANCES: Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Blackburn Hall, Sugden Community TheatreIndividual Tickets: Adults, $35; Students, $10 Gift Certificates available.A perfect evening of comedy, song, dance, and dialogue. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES ALL SPECIALS ARE Dine in only AND Not valid with any other offers. BREAKFAST & LUNCH SpecialsREAL DEAL!TheBREAKFAST Mon-Sat 6:30 A.M. until 11 A.M. LUNCH Mon-Sat 11 A.M. until 3 P.M.BIG 9 FOR $3.99STARTING AT $4.993 Eggs, 3 Bacon, 3 Pancakes Full Rack of Mels Award winningBABY BACK RIBSFOR $9.99Served with French Fries and Cole Slaw CROSSWORD Place 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.HOROSCOPES LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your ego might be hurt when a colleague turns down your offer to help. But accept it as a rejection of your offer, not of you. A friend from the past could re-emerge by weeks end. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A flow of positive energy turns a work project you didnt want to do into something you actually love doing. Now, take that attitude into your social, intimate life -and enjoy what follows. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Working hard to meet your professional goals is fine. But dont neglect your private life, especially where it concerns your more cherished relationships. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Patience remains the key word in dealing with an emotionally sensitive situation involving a close friend or family member. Help comes your way by weeks end. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) With new information coming in, its a good time to rethink some of your goals without taking suggestions from others, no matter how wellmeaning they might be. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Making progress on your project is relatively easy in the early part of the week. A problem could arise midweek. But all goes swimmingly once its resolved. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A colleague might offer to open a door TEA PARTY SUDOKU By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertSEE ANSWERS, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week:for you professionally. But before you walk through it, be sure this favor isnt attached to an obligation you might find difficult to discharge. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creativity, your persistence and your reliability could lead to a major career shift. Be sure to use that other Taurean trait, your practicality, when discussing what the job offers. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A changing situation might require some adjustments you might not have been prepared to make. However, flexibility in this matter could be the best course to follow at this time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22)Youre in a period of fluctuating moods, which is not unusual for the Moon Child. Your emotions stabilize by the 26th. Meanwhile, try to hold off making major decisions until then. LEO (July 23 to August 22) That keen sense of perception helps you hunt down those minute details that others overlook. And, of course, your Leonine ego will accept the expected praise with good grace. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be careful not to be confrontational when raising a work-related issue. Better to make a request than a demand. And, of course, be prepared to back up your case with facts. BORN THIS WEEK: Holding fast to your principles, no matter what, inspires others to follow your example. (c) 2008 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 A&E C11 We Believe that Quality is #1 and that YOU, Our Customer, are what make our Restaurants Great. Call ahead or fax your order in. Plenty of seating available. www. veguys.comBest Burger in Naples Fresh Cut Fries Hand Made Patties Everything Fresh Daily Prepared While You Watch Zagat Rated Last 7 Years Goodlette Corners1410 Pine Ridge Road, #23 SW corner of Pine Ridge Road and Goodlette-Frank east of Highway 41Marquesa Plaza13020 Livingston Road, #15 West of I-75, take Pine Ridge Road to Livingston Road, south 1/4 mile Phone 239-261-5603Fax239-261-7088Phone 239-261-5624Fax239-261-6241 Convenient Locations and More to Come! Voted #1 BURGERby Washingtonian Magazine for 7 years From your rst bite you will know the difference of Prime Dry Aged Beef. Voted Best Steakhouse by Naples Daily News and winner of the 2008 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Live Music Nightly Monday-Shelly Shannon 7-11 pm Wednesday-Saturday Wendy & Company 7-11 pm Thursday, Friday & Sunday Robert Williamson 7-11 pm Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples | 403 Bayfront Place435-9353 | www.stoneyssteakhouse.comShanes Cabana Bar: This outdoor Cabana bar is built directly over the water and features full bar, tropical drinks and martinis. Accessible by land or water.Happy Hour 1/2 price drinks from 4 to 7 pm everyday! Live Music every Friday 5-8 pm & Sunday 3-6pmWhere Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples| BayfrontPlace Voted Best After Work Happy Hour! The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying & Other Things I Learned the Hard WayDiahann Carroll is a survivor, overcoming bad relationships, racism and cancer. Her new memoir reflects the grit and determination that helped make her one of our most enduring stars. Although probably best known for her role as Dominique Deveraux in Dynasty, Carroll has accomplished much, much more during her lifetime. She is a Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actress of stage and film. She has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy and an Emmy, and starred in her own groundbreaking network sitcom, Julia. Her recent work in Greys Anatomy earned her yet another Emmy nomination. Her journey hasnt always been an easy one. She overcame a series of disastrous relationships, including an affair with Sidney Portier and an abusive marriage to Vic Damone. She faced racism -both subtle and overt, with courage and resolve. Two of the most stunning examples of racism involved composers Richard Rodgers and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. At an opening-night cast party for No Strings, Rodgers disinvited Carroll because the society maven hosting the party didnt want her children to be confused when they saw a black woman who was sophisticated and elegant, since, as she explained, in real life they dont exist. Several decades later, when she auditioned for Andrew Lloyd Webbers Toronto production of Sunset Boulevard, the composer went out of his way to humiliate her. As Carroll observes, the racism of Rodgers and Webber was painful, but nothing compared to breast cancer, which she also overcame. Her autobiography covers key experiences in her early life, her four marriages, the wisdom she found as she grew older, and how despite occasional setbacks she managed to thrive. Her memoir is surprisingly candid, impeccably stylish and always graceful. Her fans would expect nothing less. By Diahann Carroll (Amistad Books, $24.95)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX____________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYART NEWS The first 100 individuals who make a $2,000 donation to the Naples Art Association will receive a limitededition, framed print of Hunt Slonems Anthurium in return for their generosity. The 100 prints are a generous gift to the association from Naples residents Richard and Carol Weber, who will donate 50 more each year for the next three years. The NAA is keeping print No. 1 of Anthurium; subsequent editions will be given to $2,000 donors in order, so the sooner you make your donation, the earlier and more valuable edition you will receive. The serigraph print has an image size of 19.75 inches by 24 inches and are valued around $1,000. Called a Neo-Expressionist, Slonem combines Abstract Expressionist techniques with mysticism and animal subjects of Islam and Mexico. Born in Kittery, Maine, he spent his childhood in various states, including California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Virginia and Washington; as an exchange student during college, he lived in Mexico and Nicaragua. Slonems work came on the avant garde art scene after he moved to New York in 1972. He created Anthurium in 1980. Hes best known for his paintings of tropical birds, based on the more than 100 birds of various species that live in his legendary loft apartment/studio. For more information about Anthurium and to make your donation to the NAA, call Development Director Debi Brown at 262-6517 or e-mail debi. email@example.com. .scapes, a juried show featuring landscapes, seacapes, skyscapes, dreamscapes, cityscapes and more, all by members of the Marco Island Art League, opens Friday, Oct. 10, at the Artisans Corner at Big Cypress Winery. The winery and art gallery are part of Big Cypress Market Place. The 20-piece .scape exhibit features oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, collage and mixed media. The show was coordinated and installed at the Artisans Corner by the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The addition to the winery and art gallery, Big Cypress Market Place features a 205-booth flea market, a 7,500-square-foot food arena, produce market, tiki bar and entertainment stage. Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the market place is on U.S. 41 four miles east of Collier Boulevard (S.R. 951). Call 262-3210 or visit www.BigCypressMarketPlace.com for more information. Escape with fine art exhibit at Big Cypress Market PlaceAdd a Hunt Slonem print to your collection L U M I N O Two worlds come together TICKETS 352-392-2787TICKETMASTER OUTLETS & PHILLIPS CENTER BOX OFFICEdalive@bellsouth.net | www.dancealive.org P h o t o s : J o h n s t o n P h o t o g r a p h y Inspired by the dancers of DANB, Dr. Liston Bochette III former Secretary-General of the World Olympian Association and 4 time Olympian has created a stunning work of art to kick o Dance Alive National Ballets 43rd season. D a n c e Ali v e v v N a t i o n a l B a ll e t S t a t e T ou T T r i n g C o C C m p a n y o f F l F F o r i d a p r es e n t s t t a t t h e P h ill i p i s C e C C n t e r f o f f r t h e P e r f o f f r m i n g A r t s t t A n e v e n i n g o f da n c e t h a t o w s f r o m o n e e x q u i s i t e w o r k t o t h e n e x t G r a n d F i n a l e t h e r a p t u r o u s b a l l e t C o n s t e l l a t i o n s t h e i n s p i r a t i o n f o r B o c h e t t e s w o r k o f a r t L U M IN O U S : A N O L Y L L M PI C A R T E V E N I N G E n j n o y o a M e M M e t t h e A r t i s t r e c e p e t i o n D in e o n a F e F F a s t f it f f f o f f r t h e G o d s d d t h e n s e e G A I N E S V I L LE F L O R I D ASaturday, October 18, 2008 @ 5 PM 2 37 1 2 9 9 8 8 6 About Art BaselThe seventh edition of Art Basel Miami Beach takes place Dec. 4-7. More than 40,000 visitors are expected to attend the celebrated show at which nearly 250 selected galleries including 25 new participants this year from 30 countries will showcase paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photography and videos. Special sectors are devoted to very recent artworks, curated exhibitions, videoand sound-based works, performances, open-air cinema, and art in public spaces. Twenty young galleries will present cutting-edge projects in converted shipping containers on the beach, while another 20 exhibit in an experimental collaborative space. Its list of participants makes Art Basel Miami Beach the most prestigious art show of the Americas for 20th century classics and contemporary art. Prices start at a few hundred dollars for multiples and works by young artists, then soar into the millions for museumquality masterpieces. The Art Basel Conversations panels will again feature prominent art world personalities, while the more intimate format of Art Salon gives leading figures from the international art scene an opportunity to present their projects. Visitors can also look forward to special exhibitions, visits to private art collections and crossover events linking art with music, film, architecture, and design. For more information and a complete list of Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 exhibitors and programs, visit www. artbaselmiamibeach.com. ART BASELFrom page 1 FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTO Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 happens Dec. 4-7. Anthurium
C14 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OPENING OCTOBER 14TH, 2008EVERYTHING NEW BUT THE VIEWVenetian Village 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Naples, FL www.mwaterfrontgrille.com 239.263.4421SERVING LUNCH & DINNER SUNDAY BRUNCH VALET PARKING PRIVATE PARTIES LIVE MUSIC IN THE LOUNGE CUTTING EDGE CONTINENTAL CUISINE, ORGANICS, TAPAS We bring the world to your table! HOME UNDER $250,000NAPLES BEST BUYSun RealtyFree list w/pics of homes for sale.www.BestBuysNaples.comFree recorded message888-862-5380ID# 4050 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd. Cape Coral 239-458-8700 Reflection Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake Fort Myers 239-590-9994 2700 Immokalee Rd. Naples 239-593-9499 1100 El Jobean Rd # C Port Charlotte, FL 33948 jasonsdeli.com We cater breakfast as early as you need it!hot breakfast sandwiches pastries fresh fruit NEW! bagel time traysEverything we serve is free of artificial trans fats Focusing on Womens Health, Issues, Business, Beauty & Happiness! What. A Business Expo Who. You the Community When. Monday, Oct., 13th Where. Grandezza Country Club 11481 Grande Oak Blvd, Estero, FL 33928 Why. To help the Breast Cancer Awareness cause Skin Care Candles Dog Treats Handbags Health Providers Wellness Products Cancer Education Green Living Lee Memorial Blood Bank Fitness/NutritionGold SponsorDonations requested for more Breast Cancer Awareness and Strides Walk Norris Furniture & Interiors annual Holiday Spectacular will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. Tickets are on sale now. Dozens of local designers are decorating wreaths and trees and creating festive tabletop settings for the event. These beautifully decorated holiday items will be displayed at the Norris showroom in Naples the week prior and auctioned off during a silent auction at the gala from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Patrick Nolan of FOX 4 will host the event that will also feature entertainment, wine and hors doeuvres. In addition to the designer decorated items, Ronald McDonald House Charities has donated dozens of retired Department 56 Holiday Houses for the event. These collector pieces have decorated the Ronald McDonald House at HealthPark in Fort Myers throughout the years. They were originally a gift to the charity from Sir Richards, a Fort Myers holiday shop. Tickets to the Norris Furniture & Interiors Holiday Spectacular are $20. For more information, call 649-5151. Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar is combining forces with DeDe Sweet, owner and founder of Sweet Art Gallery, to display works of art from international, national and local artists. Each month, Noodles features an artist to complement the recently added Saturday night jazz jam sessions with Paul Rozmus and his Funkyside Band.Its not too early to start thinking about the holidaysCulinary art meets fine art in the dining room at Noodles The first exhibit, by Naples artist Sharon Erbe, hangs through Saturday, Oct. 11. Ms. Erbes Caribbean dancers and market scenes are influenced by her uncle, Fleming Thompson, a political cartoonist for The Washington Post. The paintings show broad figures and exaggerated forms chosen to reflect the jubilant side of life with tropical colors and flowing skirt. The artist says her work captures the essence of culturally diverse, ethnic people as a metaphor for the indomitable human spirit. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 12, and hanging through Saturday, Nov. 11, at Noodles will be works by Nancy Oldham Seibert in oils, pastels and acrylics, on paper, canvas and wood. Ms. Seibert resides in Naples and in Ohio. Her philosophy of art has evolved synergistically through both paint and the energy created through her brush marks that reflect a certain rhythm in nature. Nature is her source of inspiration; her images stem from Ohios woodlands, lakes and meadows, and Floridas sea, sky and inland lakes. Coming up in the 2008-2009 artistic season at Noodles: Alberto Cruz, Nov. 12-Dec. 10; Mary Ann Flynn-Fouse, Dec. 11-Jan. 10; Sandi Badash, Jan. 11-Feb. 10; and Kevin Caffrey, Feb. 11-March 10. Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar is in Mission Square Plaza at 1585 Pine Ridge Road. Call 370-6577 or visit www.noodlescafe.com.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. Annual 5K Run/Fun Walk to Benefit Pilot Club of Naples at Kings Lake Shopping Center Davis Blvd PHOTOS JIM MCLAUGHLIN FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Adrienn Balazs and Paco Munoz 2. Baja, Anke Stimpson and Ron Avola 3. Braiden Howell and Valentine Tarrete 4. Jasper Bell Jr. 5. Scott, Sarah and Michael Anothony 6. Terri DeBaun, Elyse DePiro, Mary Ellen Koy, Haley Matson, Elizabeth Driggs and Paulette Dickerson 7. Amy Rapport1 2 3 45 6 7Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 11THALL DAY EVENT AT BLU3 AT THE MARKET PLAZA STAGE GULF COAST TOWN CENTER 10045 Gulf Center Drive Fort Myers, FL 33913 239.334.BLU3 Randy Thomas Voice For Hire Book Signing Party Hosted by Kellie Burns of NBC-2 Book signings at 4 and 7 pm Blu goes Pink for the Cure all October longWWW.BLUSUSHI.COM LIVE CONCERT with TJ KELLY BAND @4:45DJ BIGG JOHN spins at 10 PM SUNDAY OCTOBER 12th @ 1 pmOutrageousCocktails.com presentsThe Valagator BELKS FASHION SHOW @ 3 PM Blu serves Chocolate Martini samples! & PINK PRIZES THE TALK OF THE TOWNWelcome to the Florida Weekly edition of the BluPrint, the of cial insiders buzz of all BluSushi locations. Check out our full calendar of events and sign up for updates at www.BluSushi .com The word is outall three BluSushi locations have great prizes that can be yours just for making a donation and taking a chance to win Pink Scooters, Pink Beach Cruisers and even a Big Wheel Trike. This week well unveil Pink Surfboards, Golf Clubs and other chance drawing prizes, but the ways to win get better every time you visit Blu. NUVO Sparking Vodka visits Blu in October and you can win a Coach Bag One of the best new products, and a favorite of all our staff is NUVO, a pretty in pink sparkling vodka, that is light, tasty and very mixable. We are featuring NUVO in our Outrageous Cocktail for the Cure, Long Pink Stockings and back by request is Longing for Mr. Big, a cocktail that we made for the Sex and the City Movie Premiere. NUVO representatives will visit to sample this delicious sparkler three times during October. Wednesday October 8 NUVO @ BluOne McGregor Samples & tasting 9-11 pm Wear Pink for a free drink from 10-11 features NUVO and SKYY Infusions Vodka Thursday October 23 NUVO @ Blu3 Gulf Coast Samples & tasting 9-11 pm Plus Belks Kristen Davis Fashion Show and Crista from Sunny 106 visits BLU Wednesday October 29 NUVO @ BluOne McGregor Samples & tasting 9-11 pm Grand Prize Week! Purchase Nuvo or make a donation to win a Coach Bag!!!VOICE FOR HIRE BOOKSIGNING and TJ KELLY in CONCERT this Saturday Night Fort Myers resident Randy Thomas is the rst lady of voice over, and her new book, Voice for Hire debuts this Saturday October 11 at Borders Books in the Gulf Coast Town Center. This Star-studded party will also feature the areas best new music as the TJ Kelly Band plays concerts throughout the afternoon and evening on the Market Plaza stage. Kellie Burns of NBC-2 will host the event that starts at 4 PM and County Commissioner Brian Bigelow will be on hand to celebrate the day. Sponsors and supporters include BLU, Gulfshore Life Magazine and Borders and Randy Marsh of Lite 93 FM will be broadcasting live. Plenty of festivities and fun for the whole family, and the Gulf Coast Town Center Kids Zone starts at 3 PM with face painting, balloon making and specials on Cold Stone CreameryYUM!GATOR COUNTRYS VALERIE ST. JOHNS SUPPORTS BLU GOES PINK THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 12 Special thanks go to our gal, Valwho has entertained Southwest Florida as the areas top rated morning radio personality for more than a decadeValeri St. John of Gator 101.9 s Val and Stan Show will be at BluSushi in the Gulf Coast Town Center this Sunday at 1 PM when she will host a Blu goes Pink Party for Komen Supporters and Survivors of Breast Cancer. Well also unveil the newest Outrageous Cocktail for the CureThe Valagator a delicious, refreshing gitter done with avor kind of Cocktail that Val herself helped design. $1 of every Valagator sold from October 12 to November 1 will be directly donated to Susan G. Komen of SWFL. Valeri will also be at Belks at 3 PM to model fashions at a Susan G. Komen Fashion Show that will also feature samples of Blus Outrageous Confectionery Cocktails Event : Val St. Johns Blu goes Pink Sushi & Cocktails When You Go : Sunday October 12 @ 1-3 PM Where You Go: Blu3 Gulf Coast Town Center $25 cket includes passed samples of Blu Sushi, one Outrageous Cocktail for the Cure, a wine tas ng and free chance cket for a Belks Gi Basket and Blu Sushi Wine Valet. $10 of every cket goes directly to local Susan G. Komen A liate.Whether the girls are out for Makeover Mondays or for a Wednesday Night wear pink for a free drink night on McGregor theres more chances to donate and win at all Blu Sushi loca ons in October THIS WEEK Wednesday October 8 BluOne Nuvo Think Pink Party @ BluOne Thursday October 9 Blu3 Wear Pinkone free drink 10-11pm Friday October 10 ALL BLU Goose the Clock Happy Hour 4 to 7 Saturday October 11 ALL BLU Little Black Dress Saturday Night Saturday October 11 Blu3 Voice For Hire Book signing & TJ Kelly LIVE Sunday October 12 Blu3 Komen Supporters Lunch Valerie St. John [ ADVERTORIAL ]
WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. Naples Chamber Public Service Awards PHOTOS JIM MCLAUGHLIN FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Mike Nuremberg and Sharon Treiser 2. Kathy Swank and Jim Goehler 3. Don Hunter and Kevin Rambosk 4. Brenda OConnor and Joel Kessler 5. James and Teri Cunningham 6. Honoree Jack Najjar and Denise Re 7. Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp12 34Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned. 6 7 5
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY This is the season for which yearround Floridians rejoice. Weve survived another sodden summer and theres a hint of fall in the air. Its time to come out of hibernation and hit all those great restaurants before the snowbirds flock back and crowd us out. One way for wine lovers to reward themselves is to ferret out the establishments that go above and beyond with by-the-glass offerings. The opportunity to sample wines with food is by far the best way to experiment, and restaurants often feature wines not available in retail stores. Naples Tomato on North Tamiami Trail features 20 wines by the glass in the dining room, and twice that many in the lounge through the use of enomatic wine dispensers. We have eight selections available on each (enomatic) machine in the lounge, says Robert Fairbrother, general manager of the restaurant and grocery. The customer purchases a wine debit card and can serve themselves from any selection, in a 1-ounce, 3-ounce or 6-ounce pour. Selections range from $2 to $20 or more per ounce. One machine is set up with single malt scotches and whiskeys dispensed in half-ounce increments. Sukie Honeycutt is co-owner of Ridgway Bar & Grill and Tonys Off Third gourmet boutique on Third Street South and Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar in The Village on Venetian Bay. She generally offers 15 to 20 wines by the glass and tries to feature unusual selections. Wines like chenin blanc from South Africa, chardonnay from Australia, and sauvignon blanc from Chile are well made and affordable but not the best known varietal from that country, she says, adding her customers tend to be well traveled and want to sample wines from places theyve visited. By-the-glass selections allow for far more experimentation than would be possible when purchasing by the bottle.One customer said he wanted to taste Chteau dYquem but did not want to pay $800 for a bottle, says Fairbrother. Since he had chance to taste it (at Naples Tomato) by the ounce for $30, he said he can now go to his grave happy.Simply offering a wide range of wines by the glass isnt enough, however; if servers arent familiar with the options, they cant help customers with their selections. In training her staff, Honeycutt develops an information sheet on each wine, including her tasting notes and personal impressions, as well as how the wine pairs with menu items. Then she reviews the notes in regular meetings with staff in which everyone tastes all the wines. Fairbrother is the former director of wine and beverage at The RitzCarltons in Naples and one of two certified sommeliers at Naples Tomato. We talk about wines constantly with the servers, he says, adding the restaurant recently hired a wine steward whose sole job is to train the staff. All of that training and the careful selection of wines have paid off for Naples Tomato, which won the Best of Award for Excellence from Wine Spectator for the last two years. With the growing interest in wine, more restaurants are featuring extensive bythe-glass selections. jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Chteau dYquemToast end of summer with wealth of by-the-glass offerings VINOLocally, Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar on North Tamiami Trail, and Trulucks on Fourth Street South both feature 100 selections by the glass and in wine flights, a great way to compare wines. Both have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for their wine lists. Bonefish Grill on Fifth Avenue South (and on U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs and Fort Myers) has 48 choices available by the glass. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Trulucks looks and feels more like an upscale supper club than a crab house, which seems fitting considering its eight restaurants are in locales such as Naples, Boca Raton, Austin, Dallas and Houston. The newspaper-lined tables and shell-laden floors of a working-class Maryland crab joint arent likely to be big draws in such tony spots. The Naples branch of Trulucks obviously prides itself on more than its shellfish. The well-appointed dining room and bar are spotless, the servers knowledgeable and nurturing, and the attention to detail superb. Wed no sooner settled into our comfortable booth when that became clear. Our server deftly placed black linen napkins on our laps, removing the white ones that had been on the table, which would have left pesky lint on our dark outfits. Such small but thoughtful touches were evident throughout the meal. Lemon halves came wrapped in cheesecloth. Warm washcloths sat at the ready when we finished our appetizers. Servers poured Trulucks own filtered and aerated water and brought a tray to the table with a display of the various types of crab available. And the lavatories had something Ive never seen before: large glass dispensers filled with sea-blue mouthwash. Our first challenge was narrowing down the selections on the voluminous wine menu, on which almost every item is offered in a sampling portion or by the glass or bottle. The Renwood Zinfandel Old Vines Amador County 2005 (a dark ruby color with lots of blackberry, raisins and sage) and the lighter Domaine Chandon Pinot Meunier Carneros 2006 (full of cherries, currents and a hint of nutmeg) proved two good choices. Then we had to tackle the menu, which wasnt as lengthy as the wine list but contained quite a few intriguing dishes. Trulucks affords customers a chance to sample a number of items not normally seen in these parts Australian barramundi, Brazilian pacu and Texas redfish, for example along with local favorites such as mahi mahi from the Keys and red snapper from the Gulf of Mexico. The kitchen here is keenly aware that people eat first with their eyes, then with their mouths. Each dish looked like a work of art.The tuna tartare tower resembled a seafood version of a trifle, a colorful and textural delight for all the senses. It combined layers of raw tuna with crab, avocado, tomato and pineapple drizzled with a citrus soy reduction and a creamy sauce that resembled remoulade. A four-piece platter of Maine Jonah crab claws was mounded with crushed ice on which sat four beautiful claws that had been expertly cracked. Although they didnt have the rich flavor of Florida stone crabs, they were meaty and sweet. The mustard sauce that accompanied them had a pleasant tang that complemented the shellfish. (With stone crab season about to start, the Jonahs will go on hiatus.) Although some of the meat dishes looked tempting such as the Niman Ranch prime 16-ounce hand-cut ribeye with Maytag blue cheese butter and red wine demiglace it was seafood that won out.My companion tackled the miso-glazed barramundi, which sat atop crab fried rice and was covered in julienned vegetables. The white, flaky fish was quite mild, but the profusion of vegetables and the miso glaze did a good job of enlivening it.Unbelievably enormous sweet Nigerian shrimp coupled with Anson Mills heirloom grits, warm spinach and bacon salad and truffled corn sauce caught my fancy, although I wondered why anyone would import shrimp from such a distant locale when gulf shrimp are so close at hand and so delicious. (The company also has its own fishery on Isle of Capri, so it would seem a fairly simple matter to acquire top-notch gulf shrimp. But I digress.)It seemed worth trying the gigantic Nigerian shrimp to see what the difference was. What arrived was a platter with two massive shrimp, the tail and heads loosely attached, resting against a mound of grits. The presentation was dramatic, but I was disappointed in the shrimp. Perhaps it was their size, but they were on the tough side and not as sweet as their gulf cousins. The market price for this dish turned out to be $44.95. I couldnt help thinking that both the flavor and price might have been improved by substituting gulf shrimp for the Nigerian big boys. The creamy grits, however, were delicious, as was the spinach salad. Portions are generous, so Id advise exercising some restraint in order to save room for dessert, a course Trulucks takes seriously. The tray boasts a dazzling array of larger-than-life treats, obviously designed for sharing. Although the slab of chocolate cake and bountiful wedge of Key lime pie were tempting, we chose a four-layer almond and raspberry cake. Our server cut it into pieces then poured crme anglaise and raspberry puree on each piece. The white cake with almondstudded cream cheese icing proved a perfect vessel for the tart-sweet fruit puree and the sweet cream. We lingered over our final course, enjoying the piano music emanating from the bar and the sunset that brought a warm glow to the dining room with its polished wood floors, palm frond fans and drum-shaped lights. It was in all respects a memorable meal that left us feeling well-fed and well-caredfor. Its the rare establishment that can deliver such high quality on all fronts. If you go Trulucks>>Hours: Open for dinner every day at 5 p.m. >>Reservations: Accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: appetizers, $6.95-$15.95; entrees, $21.95-$44.95 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: Booths, conventional tables and chairs, at the bar or at tables in the bar, on the covered patio >>Specialties of the house: raw oysters, Maine Jonah crab claws (or Florida stone crabs, according to season), Niman Ranch prime ribeye, red sh Ponchartrain, shrimp and grits, miso-glazed Australian barramundi, Dutch Harbor red king crab >>Volume: Moderate >>Parking: Complimentary valet parking or free spaces along the street >>Web site: www.trulucks.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 698 Fourth Ave. South, Naples; 530-3131 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Trulucks gives seafood, customers the royal treatment they deserve karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE All of Trulucks cakes and pies are house made and may tempt diners to start their meals with dessert. 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