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Doctors' ordersLocal physicians step into the spotlight for annual Steinway talent show. C1 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 Vol. I, No. 3 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008Advanced treatmentMedical center goes green from landscaping to lobby to electronic charts. B1 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 16, 2008 POSTAL CUSTOMERStyle-settersStepping out at the NCH Fashion Show and other stylish events around town. C19, 20 & 21 Shoppers not the only ones with a warm welcome for Nordstrom When Nordstrom comes to town, its not just sophisticated shoppers who celebrate. Charitable and nonprofit organizations in every Nordstrom community also heartily embrace the Seattle-based fashion retailer. Last month, for example, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Boston Ballet both reaped the benefits of the areas first-ever Nordstrom grand opening. So did The Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash., where the 40-year-old Nordstrom store reopened to much fanfare after extensive remodeling and expansion. Next month, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, The League Club of Naples and the Community Foundation of Collier County will add to their coffers as the chosen beneficiaries of a black-tie affair two nights before Nordstroms 77,000-square-foot store in Waterside Shops opens to the public. The store opens at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7. The gala takes place Wednesday, Nov. 5. If it sells out which is all but a sure thing, judging from tickets sales so far The Conservancy, the League Club and the Community Foundation will receive about $45,000 each. The timing could not have been better, The League Clubs Sandy Lasch said. The current economy is making life more difficult for a lot of people, and we will be thankful to be able to increase our support and make life a little easier for those in need, she added. Interest in the gala has been strong throughout the community since savethe-date cards were mailed in May. The response has been amazing, said the Community Foundations Susan Utz, whose office is in charge of tickets. The original plan was to sell 1,000 tickets atBY CINDY PIERCEcpierce@ SEE DROP, A8 ow can you know what you got? Every day in Collier and Lee counties, and across Florida, there is one business that does two things few others can match in this economy: It remains robust and profitable for its practitioners, and (more to the point) it requires you to pay a hefty price while taking only on trust that youre getting what you pay for. Envelope please. And the winning business isGASOLINE! Dramatics aside, how do you know that you actually get a gallon of gas when the meter reads $3.50, or $3.75 or whatever price you pay at the pump? And how do you know you arent being gouged by higher-than-allowable prices during an emergency, such as a hurricane? And how do you know your debit or credit card data wont be recorded and misused when you run a card through a new credit meter? You know because Ron Cass (and others like him) says so. Cass is a petroleum inspector in the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Why this petroleum inspector money's worth ... getting your ensures you are BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYRon Cass makes sure when you buy a gallon of gas you get a full gallon of gas.HDROP COUNTS EVERY WHENSEE NORDSTROM A16 Also coming soon to Waterside Shops:>>A 20,000-square-foot expansion at Saks Fifth Avenue >>De Beers jewelers rst Florida location >>Kate Spade >>Juicy Couture >>St. John >>Van Cleef & Arpels >>German fashion house Baslers rst U.S. boutqiue >>Salvatore Ferragamo Point and shootMiami photographer J. Tomas Lopez is at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts this week. C1

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 Are you a free American, free to speak, and do you live where the First Amendment shines from sea to shining sea? Its a rhetorical question. Heres why I bring it up. I went over to the Naples library the other day, that faux-Mediterranean confection off Airport-Pulling Road across from the Greek Orthodox Church, to talk to a librarian. If anyone should jump to celebrate free speech or print, I figured it would be a librarian, someone who lives in the supreme monument to the First Amendment a library, built by taxpayers. Truth be told, I was looking for Marian. Remember her, in The Music Man? Thick glasses, strait-laced, a parade marshal and man-tamer who loved music and children and books and wholesome American values like the First Amendment? It was 1957 when the play came out, and 1962 when the movie appeared with Shirley Jones in the librarian role, but the stereotype remains oddly vital. The real librarians could be as surprising as Marian. I hooked up a tidy train of notions to convince myself: librarians, books, brains, free-thinking, priests in the great cathedral of ideas. Why not? A sure recipe for interesting Neapolitans. But let me ask you, in case youre skeptical about how interesting librarians might be: Hath not a librarian eyes? Hath not a librarian hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, heald by the same means, warmd and coold by the same winter and summer as you are? If you prick them, do they not bleed? If you tickle them, do they not laugh? If you poison them, do they not die? (I thought of all that, by the way. Shakespeare pitched in too, but I added the word librarian. Which I think helps.) By nature, librarians should defend the best thats been thought and written. And they should defend the rest of it, too, if it makes it into print. When asked, they should be completely, unquestionably, universally, irreversibly, unhesitatingly determined to celebrate the life of books in argument, lecture, conversation, observation or interview especially one with Florida Weekly. Momentarily, I spotted a real librarian sitting behind the reference desk. Her hair was perfect (I thought of that. Warren Zevon pitched in, but I changed the his to a her, which I think helps.) She was young, fashionably coiffed and authoritative in manner. She lacked glasses (which Marian had), but she probably wore contacts from reading too much of the worlds great literature by night-light. All I had to do was introduce myself. So I did. Im Roger Williams NO, she said. Actually, it wasnt quite that abrupt. She gave me a chance to tell her I was a writer for Naples Florida Weekly, and I wanted to do a short interview and profile of her or any other reference librarian, about the life. NO, she said. I also wondered, I told her, what a librarian does for fun. And what a librarian does for work, too, since the World Wide Web is a vast library that sits right there at your home computer, awaiting any and every question. NO, she said. I had a few other questions I would have asked: What was the most arcane request for books shed ever heard, where did she come from, where was she educated, and what was her favorite book? And finally I longed to ask: What do you love most about books the smell of them, the feel of them, the words in them, the idea of them something else? Ill tell you this about the Web: It may not be named Marian, but it never has to ask permission. I cant talk to you without permission, Marian said (lets just call her Marian, to make it simple). Whose permission, I wondered? Your mothers? Then she amended the first person singular, and took the liberty of speaking for all librarians. WE cant talk to you unless the manager gives her permission. The manager? You cant talk without the managers permission? What would the manager have to say about what you have to say, I wondered? NO, she said firmly. She pulled out a business card, even though libraries are not businesses. Heres the managers card. You can call her but I think shes in a meeting. A meeting. Maybe I was wrong; maybe libraries really are businesses. She waited with the poise of a gunfighter ready to draw. She was much faster than I was, no question. Okay, I said.I went meekly into the courtyard, complete with gushing fountain (things have gotten better for librarians), and called the number on the card. I got through to Denise McMahon, senior librarian supervisor the manager in question. I explained my intention.NO, she said firmly. Shes absolutely right she cant speak without permission. There was a long, pregnant pause. I had asked permission. I couldnt think of anything else to say.Ill have to call the media person, in the, ah, government building, and get permission, Ms. McMahon said helpfully. Ill call you back.Ah, the government, in the government building. Its not Ms. McMahon, the manager, its the government who has to give permission for Marian to talk. Probably for Ms. McMahon to talk, too. Or any other librarian. Maybe the government had to give me permission to talk. Was that possible? NO, I told myself firmly. That was not possible. The day passed. No call back from Ms. McMahon. Marian began to seem a distant fiction, circa 1962. But then I had a thought: What about a janitor? One who champions the First Amendment (dont they all)? Ill bet a janitor doesnt have to ask the government for permission to speak. Hath not a janitor eyes? Hath not a janitor hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Is not a janitor an American, free to speak?Editors note: Roger Williams moved on from the library and found the subject for his assignment at the CREW Land and Water Trust. Read his Minutes with CREW Executive Director Brenda Brooks on page A4. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS rwilliams@floridaweekly.comOh where for art thou, Marian the librarian?


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 PublisherRod H. King rking@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Pierce Reporters & ColumnistsRoger Williams Nancy Stetson Karen Feldman Peg Goldberg Longstreth Bill Cornwell Tracy Jones Alysia Shivers Artis Henderson Carol Simontacchi Evan Williams Jim McCrackenPhotographersJim McLaughlin Amanda HartmanContributing PhotographersJerry Smith Carol Orr HartmanCopy EditorCathy CottrillProductionAlex Perez Amanda Hartman Kim Boone Jon ColvinCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationJohn Noe Paul Neumann Rod Irvin Francie Moser Sherry NeumannAccount ExecutivesTauna Schott Melanie Glisson mglisson@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.333.2135 Fax: 239.333.2140 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2008 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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 and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION The grand illusionThe Bush years will be remembered for the cruel triumph of realism over illusion. One of the eras great illusions was spun by President Bush that the force of freedom was so irresistible, it would prevail in a place like Iraq even in the absence of law and order. Bush himself eventually realized his mistake. The second illusion fed by anyone who possibly could get rich from it is bursting now. Wall Street is experiencing a terrible reckoning: No, interest rates cant be held at unsustainably low rates 1 percent in 2003 without stoking wasteful investments; no, housing prices wont always go up; no, home loans cant be extended to people with shaky credit histories on scandalously easy terms (no money down!) with the expectation that theyll be paid back; no, fancy financial instruments and computer models cant eliminate risk; no, firms cant exist on massive debt now-bankrupt Lehman Brothers had debts 35 times its capital without courting disaster. Its a sign of how fragile the entire financial edifice had become that a decline in housing prices of about 20 percent could precipitate the current near-meltdown. Its easy to blame greed, as John McCain is doing at every opportunity, since its a given. Greed is endemic to the human condition, even if it is most visible on Wall Street. Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld made $22 million last year, leading his firm toward the abyss, while Wall Street doled out $23.9 billion in bonuses in 2006. But everyone else joined in the wide-ranging bonanza. As financial guru Ric Edelman writes, The insurers got rich selling policies with fat premiums, brokerages got rich selling new securities, lenders got rich selling more loans than ever, builders, real estate agents, title settlement companies, appraisers, inspectors everyone got rich from the ensuing real estate boom. He could have included the politicians who enabled the irresponsible lending of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because they knew these government-sponsored enterprises since bailed out by the government at a potential cost of $200 billion to taxpayers would line their campaign coffers. Fannie and Freddie were the patient zero of the financial contagion, encouraging and blessing the subprime loans that were a toxin spread throughout the financial system. Many Republicans, including McCain, wanted Fannie and Freddie reformed. As a largely Democratic cash cow, it was protected by Democrats, enamored of its mission of extending homeownership to those who it turns out couldnt afford homes. In this environment, its hard to resist calls for more regulation. But it has to be intelligent and measured. A basically solvent company, AIG was rendered illiquid by so-called mark-to-market accounting rules that say assets must be marked down to their value in the current market, even if they are ultimately worth more. This was a reform adopted in response to the Enron scandal that has worsened the current crisis. Winston Churchill famously said that democracy is the worst system except all the others. The same could be said of capitalism. There is no way to eliminate all the human failings greed, exuberance, shortsightedness, fear and ignorance that created the predicates of this crisis and are fueling it now. If we pretend there is, we only foster another illusion. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYBy the time the House of Representatives passed, on the second try, President Bushs $700 billion financial bailout plan, many Americans thought they understood the problem in its broad outlines. It went something like this: With so many toxic assets on the books (in the form of mortgage-backed securities), Americas financial institutions had become wary of lending to businesses, consumers and to one another. The federal government would step in to buy those bad assets in the hope that the infusion of government cash would cause the seized-up credit spigots to open once again, with the further hope that this would allow normal economic activity to resume. That, at least, was the shorthand description of the crisis and the proposed solution that people tried to wrap their minds around, uncertain even as they did so that they had it right. That uncertainty is more than understandable, given the lack of consensus among economists on either problem or solution. And this week, the chorus of voices asking, Just what is going on what is really going on? grew, as stocks fell worldwide in the wake of the rescue plans passage. The first thing to remember is, even if the government plan succeeds in averting a once-in-a-lifetime economic crisis, the bailout will take time to do its work. The second thing to remember is, even if fullblown economic disaster is averted, the economy is very probably headed into recession, and the financial markets are responding as much to indicators (such as recent unemployment data) that reflect this turning of the economic cycle as they are to the credit crisis and the governments response. Not that the immediate crisis and the overall state of the economy are unrelated. But if you think of the current state of affairs as a fire, the whole house doesnt have to go up in smoke for the value of the house to go down or for restoration work to be needed. Even with these things in mind, though, what makes the present time so frightening is the opaque nature of economic causality. The effects are in plain sight on Wall Street, in the falling value of Americans retirement plans, in layoffs but the causes remain hidden behind a wall of all-but-incomprehensible numbers and jargon. When those with advanced degrees in economics cant seem to come to agreement, the rest of us are left in an advanced state of uncertainty. And uncertainty is fertile ground for fear. This is a dangerous time, ripe for the worst kind of demagoguery and flimflammery of all kinds. It is the sort of time when a nation most hungers for leadership. Unfortunately, genuine leadership can be in very short supply in the weeks before a seminal presidential and congressional election. The sitting president is deep in his lame-duck period. The presidential candidates are campaigning in an era when leveling with the people is considered a risk without reward. And Congress, having passed the bailout bill, has headed for the hills. The assessment of the International Monetary Fund is that we are headed for a global economic downturn. This unwelcome news seems a realistic view of events. It might be most helpful now for those in our government, those running for government office, and those in the press to start acknowledging and explaining the true scope of the potential problem. Shedding light and providing clarity are not only the first steps in looking for solutions, they are necessary measures if we are to head off the unreasoning terror, the fear itself that Franklin Delano Roosevelt warned of 75 years ago. GUEST OPINION The opaque crisis danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly


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Its the best of days and the worst of days for a woman whose silver hair seems to have stolen the sheen from a full moon, even in the bright afternoon sun. Brenda Brooks is studying 10 whitetail deer that have stepped out of the slash pines into the open without thought of bow, gun or more to the immediate point panther. Oh, man, she says. She follows that with an additional expletive Oh, this time fired off with the full metal jacket of regret. A visitor wonders what could be wrong with such a scene. Is it the deer, theyre not pretty enough, maybe? Or perhaps the dry, cool October breeze thats wedging finally a clean slice of autumn into the damp fecundity of the great green wetlands? Some people just dont like it when the temperature drops below 95 and the humidity slips under 90 percent. But thats not the problem for Ms. Brooks, whose title is executive director of the CREW Land and Water Trust, and who grew up in Pennsylvania. She doesnt mind a little cool air, she says. CREW is directed by God, Nature and Man, or something like that, to protect the 60,000acre body-part of the eastern Big Cypress known more fully as the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. Thats good work, but the more she watches the deer, the more this is turning out to be a bad day. Ms. Brooks is not watching the deer or protecting them from outside, thigh deep in the slough or lying in a dry patch of oak hammock as they pass. Instead, shes watching them from the inside, over a desk loaded with obligatory paperwork and through the window of the small modular trailer, property of the South Florida Water Management District, where she keeps her office. This is not the kind of office that usually comes with the title, executive director. There are no front-office secretaries or big, shiny desks, or fawning minions. It would be perfect for a working hermit or an iconoclast, somebody intent on overthrowing the traditional Florida notion that the woods should be cut, the wetlands filled and leveled, and the whole dang place developed. And thus, as far as offices go, its perfect for Ms. Brooks, anchored as it is all by its lonely self two miles of long dirt lane from Corkscrew Road and a full seven miles from the CREW trails on the northern edge of Collier County. Ms. Brooks pulls her eyes as brown as those of the whitetails and probably just as alert to the world around her away from the deer. Im getting ready for our golf course fundraiser, so its a paperwork day, she says. So thats how shes protecting the 60,000 acres. Not my favorite, she adds unnecessarily. Theres the golf course fundraiser, and theres the big new buy at CREW, a 2,500-acre, almost four-square-mile footprint known as the Pepper Ranch. There have been a lot of e-mails today about that, a lot of back-and-forth with Conservation Collier, and Im pretty certain this is going to happen, Ms. Brooks announces. Thats new news, and it means four square miles more for the deer and the panther whose mud tracks were only about two minutes old when she came past them one day out here, not too long ago. Ms. Brooks works like a woman who wont be contained shes up and around the office, moving with the same physical grace she relied on in the past at various points in her life. Then, she recalled, she became a black belt martial arts expert and, more recently, ran a 26.1-mile marathon in South Dakota with a friend. Which raises a question: If this is a bad day, whats a good one for Ms. Brooks? The perfect day is meeting a group of students at a CREW trailhead and taking them out for a 2 1/2 hour hike, then having a couple stick around afterwards. Theyre so excited, they never heard of CREW before and I stick around and chat. Chat, apparently, is a euphemism for displaying a tornado of enthusiasm that seems to sweep students of any age into a fervent new vision of what Ms. Brooks calls a green world necessary to the human soul. Im trying to teach them to see, she adds. Sometimes they havent learned, and sometimes, not just once or twice but over and over, I hear kids tell me, This is the first time Ive ever been on a hike. I find that heartbreaking. Those are answers about getting out of the office and doing some good, and taking pleasure in it. But for pure relish on the job, shed rather be setting fires. I love doing prescribed burns, she admits. Having an ecology background, I know these systems are made from fire.Ms. Brooks has woven this life out of the whole cloth of a tough childhood, a scrappy young-adulthood, and high school educators who told her she was too dumb to go to college, she says, along with her own fiery enthusiasm.Last semester, at 45, she completed her masters degree in environmental studies from FGCU. Professors there Bill Hammond, now retired, Win Everham, some others have called her one of the smartest, most motivated students ever to stand up from the table of life and demand more, like Oliver Twist.Ms. Brooks has had enough gruel in life, thank you very much; what she hankers for is more knowledge, she says. And the chance to protect the big green from the far side of a desk. 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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 Division of Standards specifically, in the Bureau of Gas/Petroleum Inspection. I love this work. I feel like Im actually doing something to help somebody, says the 13-year veteran of the job. He spent years working on oil derricks in the Pacific off California before that, and later working as a gas pump mechanic. Casss outfit is one of those littleknown, under-recognized, probably overworked state agencies whose employees seem to do everything you would want of government: They remain conscientious; they protect the consuming public as well as store and service station owners from potential hazards, or abuses; and they do it almost invisibly. Last week Cass rolled into the Mystik Fruit Market on U.S. 41 in East Naples, parked his 225,000-mile Ford Ranger loaded with small tools and four fivegallon measuring containers quietly in the corner of the parking lot, and walked inside. Hi, Im Ron Cass from the Department of Agriculture, gas inspections, and I need to see your licenses and your storage tanks, he told the man behind the counter. The process had begun. The result, ultimately, would be a new sticker on each of the pump stations outside in the parking lot if the pumps and the system passed inspection. We do these about every 500 or 600 days over 500 days and we begin to get nervous, Mr. Cass said. The sticker is key, and prominently visible. Next time you get gas, look for it with the name of a famous actor: Charles Bronson. The actor is dead now, but his namesake heads the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, and you can see where Ron Cass or perhaps Paul Mills, to the north, have punched the date of inspection, and given the pump a pass, with Bronsons name on it. The territories of inspectors are huge, especially considering that only 51 inspectors cover the 67 Florida counties, and the state has about 9,200 retail and wholesale gasoline stations. Cass for example, must inspect gasoline pumps in several counties, and in towns from Moore Haven and Clewiston in the east, across Collier County to Naples in the west, and north to Sanibel and Captiva islands, in Lee County. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2006 that Florida, California and Texas alone account for more than 20 percent of United States service stations with paid employees thats more than 23,400 of a total 116,855 stations nationwide, which amounts to roughly one station per 2,500 people. Within that framework, the state department issued 497 stop-sale orders in the last year (2007-2008). To do that, officials carried out about 231,000 inspections, cited almost 3,500 pumps for not being calibrated properly, and issued about 33,100 correction notices for poorly maintained pumps. For Steve Hadder, the Tallahasseebased head of the Bureau of Gas/Petroleum Inspections hes Casss boss the hardest part of the job is its changing nature. A long time ago, we only had to just inspect the calibration on a pump and take a few samples, he explains. Today there is electronics, computer work, a lot of consumer complaints, and price investigations. In that regard, several stations in Collier and Lee were investigated during the most recent hurricane, Fay. The rules are fairly simple, says Mr. Hadder: Gasoline is in the free marketplace, and you can charge anything the market will bear except during a state of emergency (so declared by the governor). Then you have a right to maintain your profit margin say your margin was 10 percent profit before the emergency, you can charge enough to maintain that. And you cant increase it unless you have justifiable cause. Uh-oh, justifiable cause. And that would be? Maybe if you had to buy a generator, or bring in more people and pay them, says Mr. Hadder. Another problem his inspectors face are credit card skimmers, electric decoding devices used to steal credit card numbers from pumps meters. That technology received widespread notice first in 2004, when they were used at gas stations from Orlando to Naples, and about 100 thefts were reported initially. I dont know if weve solved that there are credit card skimmers everywhere, not just in gas stations but in restaurants or auto-parts stores or what have you, admits Mr. Hadder. But we look at that on a daily basis, and all my inspectors are trained to spot them. And we work with the FDLE and other law enforcement agencies to stop it.The InspectionCass himself is a spearhead of this consumer protection agency, a diminutive, soon-to-be-70-year-old man with blue eyes and heavily freckled skin inherited from a lifetime of outdoor work. Born and raised on a farm in Indiana, he left home to join the Navy, returned in 1960 to marry another Hoosier and find various jobs, before finally going to work in the oil industry, on derricks off the California coast. Later, he became a gasoline pump mechanic, somebody who can fix them as surely as the best car mechanics. Now, however, hes not allowed to become involved in telling any owners whats wrong with a pump, even if he knows; neither can he do any freelance work on the side, fixing pumps, or for that matter take free food or gifts from owners. Especially the foreign-born ones, sometimes they want to feed you, because its their culture, he says. But we dont take anything. In spite of his relatively small size, theres nothing receding about Mr. Cass nor rude, either when he walks into the store and announces that hell be inspecting pumps, storage tanks and checking licenses. Sometimes theres hostility. We just try to ignore it, and were not here to cause anybody grief, he explains. But if we have to lock up the pumps, we dont back off that. Outside, he sets up traffic cones topped with red flags, closes access to the part of the station hes inspecting, and goes to work. He will do several things on this warm morning, as he begins to sweat unselfconsciously in the humid air. First, hell move to the diesel pumps where trucks and cars pump fuel, and then to the diesel fill. Thats the pipe closed by a salad-platesized lid, laid into the pavement, where the tankers hook up to fill the underground storage tank (tanks range from 5,000 or 6,000 gallons up to about 20,000 gallons or more). We always do diesel first, because it reduces the chances of a spark and an accident, which you could get if you did gas first, Mr. Cass explains calmly. At the pumps, hell peel the front shield off each to reveal the mechanisms inside. He checks the lead-wire seal, a thing about 10 inches long that encircles and seals each calibration wheel. The wheel is no larger than a chocolate chip cookie, and each hole in it represents a cubic inch of gasoline in a gallon. The calibrators guarantee that a customer gets a gallon when he or she buys a gallon. Pump mechanics who adjust calibrators and find broken seals can put new seals on the calibrators so they cant be easily altered, but they cannot override a state seal. The state seal, however, affixed by Mr. Cass, can override the mechanics seal. To check the calibrators, Mr. Cass sets his five-gallon silver cans on the pavement, and levels them with a carpenters level. Then he fills the can exactly to the five-gallon mark, and looks to see that the pump meter the digital display shows five gallons for the advertised price. Youre out here by yourself with nobody looking over your shoulder, so you have to be self sufficient and self motivated, Mr. Cass says. There is a margin of error, too, for each pump its six cubic centimeters, about one teaspoon. Sometimes that shows in favor of sellers, and sometimes it shows in favor of buyers. This pump, at Mystik, shows a plusthree cubic centimeters, which is within the tolerance (so the owner is giving away a tiny bit of gas, per gallon). Mr. Cass believes the state of Florida has the best, tightest tolerances in the country, or one of them. In places like Indiana, he says, you dont even find stickers on the pumps. There are consequences, of course, for violations which are often not willful on the part of station owners, since the pump mechanisms can fail just like a car engine can fail, Mr. Cass says. If, for example, a pump is not giving out enough gas, Mr. Cass will pull out a lock, and lock it up (notice the small holes in the metal lever-seats where the pump handle sits; the lock goes through that hole and the pump handle). They can start pumping again when they get it fixed, and prove it. On the other hand, sometimes the pump gives out too much gas. Last year, Mr. Cass found one on Fort Myers Beach that provided an additional half gallon in every five gallons (conversely, he once discovered another pump only giving about 3.5 gallons for every five it appeared to be selling, he recalls). Correction notices are written, as they are when something is broken at Mystic, the spring on the nozzle of one hose, and several holes in the lever seats. These are expensive, maybe $150 apiece, he says. So we let them drill a hole if the metal breaks, so we can get the lock in if we have to lock it. At Mystik, there are 20 pumps, and Mr. Cass will check each one. Then we will pour all the gasoline back into the fills, which he has opened with the key provided by the store manager. Used to be, the fills werent locked, he says. With this economy and people more desperate, theyre locking them now. Then comes another important check, for water in the gas. At each fill, Mr. Cass lowers a plumb line with a long, bullet-shaped cone on the end marked in increments, into the storage tank through the fill. First, though, he coats the bullet cone in a special solvent that shows water. There is water in each tank he checks and the allowable limit in Florida is 2 inches in a tank. The water goes to the bottom, but if the gas shows 2 1/16 inches, I write a correction notice, Mr. Cass says. They have 24 hours to get the water out of there. To do that, they run a PVC pipe or something to the bottom with a simmer pump thats explosion proof. And then they draw the water out, Mr. Cass says. There are other checks, too, including one where he pumps some gas into a bell jar, swirls it around to create a vortex, then studies the liquid. Particles and pollutants are pushed to the outside of the swirl, then sink to the bottom. If they exist, he can see them. Even if they dont, he sends a sample to a state lab every day of the week except Friday. On that day, samples taken would have to sit until Monday before they reach the lab, which is too long. By the end of the morning, Mr. Cass has completed all the tests, and written a few citations, which is normal. Nothing has to be locked up, though, or shut off. If you come out to a station and dont find anything wrong, theres something wrong, he says, grinning. And its probably the inspector. At Mystik, the pumps, the water in the storage tanks and the card readers are all in working order within the mandated allowances. The owner will only have citations for some broken pump parts. That wont cost him any money if its fixed promptly. And Mr. Ron Cass only has a couple hundred more stations to check before the years out. And if he has anything to say about it, at every one of them, you know youll be getting a gallon of good gas when you buy it. DROPFrom page 1 JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYPetroleum inspector Ron Cass gets ready to inspect gas pumps and tanks at an East Naples gas station. Last year, the state made 231,000 inspections on Florida service states.


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Mrs. Tookes basset houndAs the manager of Naples first community-owned bank in the 1950s, Mamie Tooke parked her desk right next to the door, the better to see all and know all. One day she noticed that her basset hound, stretched at her feet, excused himself to the porch when certain loan applicants stopped by. Mrs. Tooke began to believe rightly or wrongly that the dog had a nose for the kind of man who couldnt keep his pup in kibble. We arent sure if a T-bone tribute might have made the hound look the other way, but we do wish hed been around to howl the alert on subprime mortgages. Mr. Smiths Lipizzan stallionsOnce upon a time in Port Royal, there were Pabst and Schlitz heirs living down the street from a dairy farm (owned by the Briggs family) and a stable of Lipizzan stallions who wintered at a palatial estate. Talk about a missed opportunity for a beer commercial! Illinois steel magnate Tempel Smith brought horses from the famed Lipizzan bloodline to American shores, along with an exacting Austrian quartermaster who seems to have weathered his culture shock in Naples admirably. Although it has been decades since anyone milked a cow on Gordon Drive, the descendents of Smiths high-spirited stallions still wow audiences. The Thing in the Gulf There was a kerfluffle a couple of months ago when North Naples residents spotted a 50-some-pound giant grouper in a canal near their homes. Please. We remember when 400-pound specimens used to clamor onto the Naples Pier, shake schoolchildren down for their ice cream money and then head down the street for drinks. Quarter-ton fish and 15-foot manta rays were once common sights close to Naples shores. But as the number of beachcombers grew in the 1950s and 1960s, there were more panicked calls to authorities about some menace in the waters. What was described as a Russian sub disguised as a sea monster would inevitably turn out to be a ray, a giant grouper or a shark. (The Russian sub was preferable to the shark.) Today the great giants, their numbers shrinking, swim in deeper waters. Undercover Historian Tracy Jones often has her basset hound, Luke, at her feet as she writes. There is no apparent connection between those rare times he leaves the room and the quality of her prose. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Given W.C. Fields warning never to work with dogs or children, we dont know how upstaged he might have felt by the Naples basset hound who once worked as a bank officer in Naples. Here are six of the fourlegged, finned and feathered friends who have written themselves and their companion humans into local lore: Mr. Norris chimpanzeeThere werent many beatniks in Naples in the early 1950s, so there was something particularly suspicious about one cool cat who came strolling down the street in his striped turtleneck. Not only was the stranger less than 4 feet tall, he was covered in full body hair. The affable ape named Secu belonged to Lester Norris and mostly hung out with Mr. Norris and his wife at their island lodge south of Gordon Pass. There the family scurried each day to peel the young masters grapes in time for his afternoon snack, begging the question as to who exactly owned whom?Totch Browns Swamp AngelsThis highly euphemistic term for mosquitoes comes from the writings of late Everglades legend Totch Brown, who believed the only way to control the pests was to let them bite you until it didnt bother you anymore. 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Government in action The municipal transit company in Austin, Texas, unveiled a rider-education campaign with step-by-step instructions in how to stand up on buses without falling over. When the bus is accelerating, lean forward and put your weight on your front foot. (The introductory frame on the poster features a harried rider exclaiming, Help! Ill never figure it out!) Most workers who have retired in the last few years from New Yorks Long Island Rail Road have also qualified for disability payments (though most did not claim such disabilities while working), according to a New York Times investigation of state records. Lax union work rules, plus the astonishingly cooperative Railroad Retirement Board (which virtually never rejects a disability application), have resulted in nearly every worker drawing about as much money in retirement as he made on the job. 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My traveling companions and I lean against upturned wine barrels and share thick slices of zwiebelkuchen, an onion tart layered with eggs and heavy cream, perfect for this time of year. We spear potatoes sauted in butter and eat steaming bratwurst slathered with thick mustard. But what we really came for is the wine. Germany is the worlds eighth largest wine producer, with white wines making up the bulk of the countrys 1.2 billion barrels produced annually. Along the Rhine, steep hillsides give rise to some of Germanys best grapes. In early fall, riverfront towns host wine festivals that offer visitors and locals alike a chance to sample the regions selections. Tonight, were drinking Federweisser, a cloudy, partially fermented wine thats sweet, fizzy and exceptionally easy to drink. An annual treat in the German wine country, Federweisser is made from recently harvested grapes and served only in the fall. Because the brew is still fermenting, it explodes if stored in a sealed container for more than a few days. Its one of lifes pleasures best enjoyed in the moment. But the real treat of the evening is the local Riesling. Crisp, golden, with a mineral acidity that speaks of the soil, the wine reminds us of the Rhineland itself. With each sip, we understand why autumn is an exceptional time to visit Germany. On this trip, weve decided to forgo the pilgrimage to Oktoberfest in Munich and explore Germanys less notorious gems instead. Following the RhineAs we leave Kamp-Bornhofer, following the Rhine along the winding river roads, we spy castles around every turn. Competing lords once controlled commerce along the Rhine waterway, exacting heavy tolls from passing trade ships. These castles served as their strongholds. Today, some have been left to ruins, but most are maintained as private residences or hotels. The river remains an important commercial throughway, and few bridges span this part of it; ferries are the principal means for traversing the river, and boats are packed with commuters in the early morning and evening hours. Weve missed the school rush, but its early enough that fog still blankets the river. We steer our rented Mercedes down the narrow ramp onto the ferry, smiling sheepishly as the German passengers motion with their hands and point to our rocking car, saying handbremse (handbrake). The fog lifts as we reach the opposite shore, and the clear blue sky and rolling vineyards are reflected in the waters of the river.Beyond beer and bratwurstAs we move away from the Rhine, first along the Mosel and then south into the Black Forest, we find that Germany hides a number of delights, beyond the beerand bratwurstsoaked image. Trier, home to Trier University and a population of nearly 100,000, has a young, urban vibe that belies its ancient heritage. Founded in 16 B.C., the city claims to be the oldest in Germany and was once a capitol of the western Roman Empire. The sandstone Porta Nigra (black gate) still stands, lending an Italian flamboyancy to the stern German landscape. We walk its arched colonnades before exploring the ruins of Roman baths at the heart of the city. With thermal baths on our minds, we decide a stop in the resort spa town of BadenBaden is the perfect end to our fall tour. Fewer than than 100 miles from Germanys southwestern border with France, here the French influence seeps across the border and lends a chic, sophisticated vibe to the city.Baden-Baden has long been a playground for Europes wealthy class and is now packed with Russias nouveau riche. Maseratis cruise the streets, and high cheek-boned eastern European women lounge in outdoor cafs. In his travel guide to Germany, Rick Steve says Baden-Baden is made for strolling with a poodle, and we see five of the wiry-haired pooches our first day. For all of Baden-Badens high-end offerings, the baths are the real draw. Visitors have the choice of two thermal spring-fed bathhouses: the historic, sedate Friedrichsbad, or the more modern Caracalla.Take a bathThe Friedrichsbad has been offering its famous Roman-Irish bath since 1877, and even Mark Twain is said to have enjoyed the spas 17-step cleansing ritual. Its not for the faint of heart, however. The spa is strictly nude-only, and, on Sundays the bathhouse is entirely mixed gender. We opt for the more modern, bathing suit-friendly Caracalla, which offers warm indoor and outdoor pools, eucalyptus steam rooms, and cold plunges. There is a second story with outdoor gardens and saunas built to look like log cabins, but this area, like the Friedrichsbad, is for nude bathers only. We cling to our modesty and our swim suits and stick to the first floor. On our last night, we dine in a Bavarian restaurant where the servers wear lederhosen and the menu features German sausage and Hefeweizen. Even in upscale BadenBaden, its hard to miss Germanys unique flavor, best savored in the cool autumn months. 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PAGE 18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 Tricia Dempsey of Cumming, Ga., was five months into her chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, suffering from nausea, thrush and a rash similar to hives when she took a highly unusual step to help with her recovery. She started a new business. This was back in April 2003. And not only did Dempsey reach the five-yearsurvivor mark, but her business has survived, too. Starting a new business while undergoing aggressive treatment for cancer is not for everyone.But for Dempsey, the new business forced her to focus on something concrete and positive at a time when she could have easily slipped into a deep despair.Dempsey, now 38, was diagnosed with an advanced stage of breast cancer (stage III) in October 2002, after two false negative mammograms told her she had nothing to worry about. But her gut instinct told her that little bump near her underarm was cancer, so she went to a diagnostic center specializing in breast diagnosis. A biopsy confirmed it. The mother side of me wanted to be sure my husband could put Catherines hair in ponytails and know how to give her butterfly kisses and the wife part of me felt sad I wouldnt get to grow old with my true partner in life, my husband, Jeff. Once I pulled myself together, I learned several important lessons about life with and after breast cancer, said Dempsey. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month runs through October, Dempsey shares her thoughts about her decision to start a new business, the lessons she has learned, and hitting the five-year milestone. On starting her new IT staffing business, Agile, a few months after her cancer diagnosis: The natural reaction is to be very HEALTHY LIVINGFive months into her treatment for breast cancer, a wife and mother launches rm and lifts her spiritsThe secrets for t people: Willpower and motivation Business of survivalBY HELENA OLIVIERO _________________Cox News ServiceHEALTHY EATINGTheyre slim, theyre trim and they love to dine. How do they do it? Well, it turns out that fit folks really are different from their bulge-challenged friends. Sure, there are genetic physiological differences in all of us that predetermine our metabolic rates and the way our bodies store fat. But its the power of mind (read: willpower and motivation) that keeps those skinny people skinny. Dr. John Foreyt, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, says studies have identified what makes them different. They are eternally vigilant with daily or weekly weighing, they monitor calorie intake and theyre highly active exercising at least 60 minutes a day, he says. And according to Dr. Jim Hills research from the National Weight Control Registry (a database of more than 5,000 people who have lost more than 30 pounds and kept the weight off for at least a year), their exercise of choice is not marathon running. Its walking, but walking enough to burn 400 calories a day.What else does the slim set do to maintain weight? Heres a menu of healthy behaviors.sad and cry a lot. And I would have my moments. We used to have this enclosed shower and it was the only place I would take my shower and no one could see me cry. And then I would get out of the shower and focus on something positive. If I had not had my business to focus on, I would have sunk into a very deep depression. It was truly energizing. At 90 days, I got business cards and set up a Web site and hired employees. At six months, I got office space. We now have 27 employees. On the five lessons she has learned: Lesson One: Focus on surviving, not dying Death rates are on the decline, new and improved drugs are extending lives and with strong support and faith, I was going to make it! Lesson Two: Take the time to build a support team I lined up a chemo team family member or friend who could accompany me to every chemo treatment as well as support and help with meals and taking care of my family. I had to realize that people wanted to do something, so I should let them. Lesson Three: Be aggressive One thing I didnt want to regret was that I didnt go for it to eradicate my breast cancer. I always opted for the most aggressive treatment. Lesson Four: Her breasts were never perfect to begin with The night before my double mastectomy I looked at my breasts for a long period. The left was larger than the right, one sagged more than the other. ... After my reconstruction, my breasts actually look better. Lesson Five: There is life after breast cancer I now have an 8-year-old daughter and a husband of 13 years who make me thankful every day that I have survived the disease. I started a business where I spend time with a team of people I truly enjoy and respect. I suck the life out of each and every day and focus on what I can control. About hitting the five-year mark without a recurrence: Its significant for me because I have finished all my treatment. But I dont think five years is the end-all, be-all and that I will never have breast cancer again. I will make choices to contribute to my health for years to come, like lowering stress and eating healthy and trying to keep my mind focused on positive things, and I am always conscious about what I can do thats in my control. They eat until satisfied, not stuffed Try putting your fork down halfway through a meal and asking yourself using a 1 to 10 scale, How full am I? Take a sip of water and think about it some more. Talk to your dining companions. Youll give yourself time to gauge how hungry you really are. They eat more fruits and vegetables. Bet youre not surprised by this one! According to a 2006 study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, healthy-weight women eat one more serving of fruit and eat more fiber and less fat per day than overweight people. And even though many people associate weight loss with high protein intake, the statistics from the successful dieters in the National Weight Control Registry dont support the eat-all-the-steak-youwant diet. Their diets were on average 20 percent protein, 24 percent fat and 56 percent carbohydrates. They have a plan and stick to it. Seventy-eight percent of successful dieters in the National Weight Control Registry ate breakfast every day. And sorry to tell you this they consistently monitor their food intake. So how does all of this work in the real world? Heres an example of putting these slim strategies to work at a place you might not think would fit into lifelong fitness. But it does! JCT Kitchen & Bar, an Atlanta restaurant famous for Southern Farmstead Cooking serves up some of the citys best fried chicken and baked macaroni and cheese. But look more closely at Executive Chef Ford Frys menu of seasonal fresh and local ingredients and youll find plenty of healthy choices. His Sunday Suppers menu offers nine vegetables and the meal starts with a salad of mixed lettuces and vegetables. Id get the Roast Chicken with natural jus, collard greens or pole beans and sliced tomatoes drizzled with a little extra virgin olive oil. Carolyn ONeil is a registered dietitian and co-author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! E-mail her at Roast chicken and vegetables are a healthy alternative at Atlantas JCT Kitchen & Bar.HYOSUB SHINE / COX NEWS SERVICE Tricia Dempsey talks with her daughter, Catherine, 8, in her office in Cumming, Ga. Dempsey, a five-year breast cancer survivor, started her own company in the midst of treatment. If I had not had my business to focus on, I would have sunk into a very deep depression, she said.JESSICA MCGOWAN / COX NEWS SERVICE


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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 So Sexy So Soon: Protecting Children in a Sexualized Society is the topic of a symposium for the five-county area that takes place in Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 25. The event is sponsored by Edison State College in partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida. Keynote speaker Diane Levin, co-author of So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do To Protect Their Kids, is a professor of education at Wheelock College in Boston as well as an internationally recognized expert who helps professionals and parents deal with the effects of violence, media and commercial culture on children. Parents and people who work with children are frequently fed up, confused and even scared by what kids do and say, Levin says. I realize that saying No to commercial culture isnt a realistic option for most families. Instead, there are age-appropriate strategies to counter the assault. After Levins presentation, a panel discussion will be led by a physician, psychologist, educators and members of the news media and monitored by a representative of Lee Mental Health. Sexual content comes to our kids from every direction: TV, magazines, books and video games, says Melanie Holaway, director of School Readiness Programs for the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida. We hope the symposium gives parents and professionals who work with children new tools for dealing with the problems that can cause.Levin does more than 25 major presentations a year and has appeared on the Today Show, Fox News Weekend Live, Good Morning America, Nightline and Talk of the Nation. Her work has been covered in major print publications including NEA Today, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Palm Beach Postand The Christian Science Monitor.So Sexy So Soon: Protecting Children in a Sexualized Society takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Admission is $10 in advance and $20 at the door. Registration is available at For more information, visit the Web site or call 489-9265. Symposium deals with children becoming So Sexy So Soon ONLY DAYS LEFT 16UNTIL THE SALE IS OVERAccordion REG. $17.99 SQ.FT. SALE $14.03 SQ.FT. 24 Gauge PanelREG. $4.99 SQ.FT. SALE $3.89 SQ.FT. Clear LexanREG. $13.99 SQ.FT. SALE $10.91 SQ.FT. Roll UpREG. $29.99 SQ.FT. SALE $23.39 SQ.FT. Hurricane Armor Direct MountREG. $11.99 SQ.FT. SALE $9.36 SQ.FT. Hurricane Armor Roll UpREG. $22.99 SQ.FT. SALE $17.93 SQ.FT. BahamaREG. $26.99 SQ.FT. SALE $21.05 SQ.FT. Impact Glass 22% OFF PRICE LISTALL INSTALLATIONS! *includes material, installation, permit and sales tax. 22% OFF Financing Available, 12 Months Same as cash (3% minimum payment required) Come see for yourself that Alufab sells quality products! Products manufactured at our factory and supported by a knowledgeable staff. Visit our showroom or call for an appointment to talk to our trained staff. Mon Fri 9am 5pm Now open Saturdays 9am 1pm 239.334.2040 FL 33966www. alufab .com HOLISTIC HEALTH carolSIMONTACCHI csimontacchi@earthlink.netWorried about my brain again Now that I have crossed the sixthdecade barrier, I find myself fretting more and more about my brain. I am perusing the professional literature about how to prevent senility, how to avoid Alzheimers, and how to maximize my mental health. I am going to purchase some games designed to increase brain function, and worry that someone will notice I do not think as quickly as I used to. So this week, I put together my personal brain sustain program. You will soon know if my program is working. My column will be witty and brilliant. I will not lose things anymore. I will remember my kids (and grandchilds) names without fumbling. People will stop saying things My, you look good for your age and start saying, My, you think well for a 40-year old. Stop laughing. I can dream, cant I? So here is my program in a nutshell: Fish oil: known for preventing depression and enhancing cognitive function Phosphatidylserine: may help prevent Alzheimers and increases cognitive function Phosphatidylcholine: prevents memory loss Antioxidants: prevents oxidative damage to the fatty tissues in the brain Balanced blend of minerals, since minerals are used for all enzymatic functions in the brain Vitamin D: I forget why I need this for my brain but it is good for my bones and gut. B Complex vitamin: to fuel the activity of all my brain enzymes and increase cellular energy Chromium: balances blood sugar, and my recent nutrition test suggested I was low in chromium. Helps prevent depression, too Iodoral: source of iodine that increases the production of thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism is a common cause of depression and other mental problems There you have it. Expensive? A little, but it is worth it. Now if I could just get my face to look as young as my brain. Carol is a lifestyle and nutrition coach.Levin


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 NEWS A23 Rx Now heres the question of the week: Why do pirates wear eye patches? Do you think its because all of them have had at least one eye knocked out in a marauding sword fight? Or that they all have an injured eye that needs protection? To get to the bottom of our question, lets imagine we are on a pirate vessel. Many of the worthy seafarers are below deck, hard at work with zither and whiskey. Then comes the ominous call: All hands on deck! When the mateys go scrambling up to right whatever wrong was the object of that call, they need to be ready to act immediately, without hesitation. It takes less than one minute for human eyes in the dark to adapt to a new environment of light. Vision changes quickly from a washed out, low-contrast image with a lack of clarity to a normal, high contrast image. But eyes adapting to the dark is a different story. This is a slow process, with a gradual emergence of objects appearing out of the fog of darkness. This adjustment can take thirty minutes. Hence the pirate eye patch. Patched pirates are immediately ready MUSINGS for re-entry into the dark of the below deck. That is, I believe, what makes them pirates. Pirates are those privileged beings who are constantly prepared against the natural human weakness for the dark unknown. Pirates enter the depths of unknowing with facility. Their everpresent eye patch puts them into a state of constant readiness for the ultimately extreme human challenge. This is the challenge of the depths of unknowing darkness. The eye patch fills a hole, a weak spot, in the frail human capacity. Incredibly, like a patch in the digital information world, the pirate patched is connected, hooked up, to actualize visual acuity needed in the MMORP (massively multiplayer online role playing game) that is the confrontation of life. In fact, there are life strategy consultants who recommend that people can benefit from pirate therapy. The claim is that patching one eye while engaging in ordinary life tasks can change perspective. This can result in a fresh understanding of situations usually taken for granted mindlessly. As a pirate, I suggest going further, going beyond, descending the extra mile. Instead of one eye patch, why not an I patch? Why not cover both eyes and go below deck completely? Would the I patchedinfamous third eye emerge? Think about it: With two eyes we have binocular vision. This means that the separate images of each eye are fused into one image. Having two eyes working together like this has several advantages: We have a spare eye; a wider field of vision; binocular summation (better to see you with, dear frontal objects); and, depth perception. Thats the science of two eyes. But the pirate in me finds fascinating the story that the third eye might emerge below deck, beyond a being whiskeyed and zithered. Shall we imagine? Below deck, in the unknowing, the right covered eye sings its pirate chantey: I wanna I; Eye wanna I; I wanna Eye. The right eye sings happy separate singleness. And the left eye sings as well: Eye wanna Eye; I wanna Aye; Aye wanna I. For the left eye, the song vision is an affirmative seeing of itself as being in all things seen. And when we pirate patch the individualistic right eye and the collectivistic left, their special songs become counterpoint so complex and seductive that the third eye opens. In that opening a vision of completeness emerges. All perspectives dance the chantey. There is room for all, inclusive embrace of ever emerging possibilities. There is 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.Pirates are those privileged beings who are constantly prepared against the natural human weakness for the dark unknown...harmony; there is dissonance. There is room for every style, each emerging in full glory next to the full glory of every other. Aye, matey: Now theres a jig worth the dancing.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008Business coach, author Carl Gould to speak at Naples Beach Hotel The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services (N.A.P.L.E.S.) has invited Carl L. Gould, business coach and author of The 7 Stages of Small Business Success From Startup to Seven Figures in Three Years or Less, to speak at the Naples Beach Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 18. With 90 independently owned and operated offices worldwide, Mr. Gould and his team of mentor coaches have conducted more than 50,000 coaching sessions with entrepreneurs, teaching the patterns to success and to failure. Those in his Naples audience will gain insights on the ability to align their own companys corporate cultures, uncover the hidden value of their businesses, build winning teams and increase business profits with little or no additional cost.Registration and networking begins at 5 p.m. Naples Mayor Bill Barnett will introduce Mr. Gould at 5:30 p.m., and a reception will follow. The program is presented by N.A.P.L.E.S. in conjunction with Third Eye Management, a Naples-based management consulting firm. Registration is $25 per person and includes complimentary valet parking, a glass of wine and hors doeuvres prior to the speech plus the chance to schedule an individual 30-minute coaching session with Mr. Gould at a later date.Seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased by Monday, Nov. 10. Register online at, or send a check payable to N.A.P.L.E.S. to Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services, P. O. Box 112351, Naples, FL 34108. For additional information, call 2549807. Bradshaw WEEK at-a-glanceGold Ribbon Golf TourneyThe Candlelighters of Southwest Florida play Bonita Bay. B10 & 11 Grandeur in Grey Oaks5,000-square-foot lxury villa reflects ithe elegance for which the neighborhood is known. B13 Upside of the downturnExperience helps CBIAs Brenda Talbert remain optimistic. B2 Advanced Medical Center practices saving the planet, one X-ray, one light bulb and one cloth towel at a time Ice caps are melting, coral reefs are shrinking and islands are sinking. What to do? Learn to be a part of the solution, says Dr. Gregory Leach, owner and medical director of Advanced Medical Center. Promoting good health and being environmentally conscious are equal partners at the North Naples center. As a result, the primary-care family practice facility is cutting-edge green in the local medical community. Being green is not about being perfect, Leach says. Its about being conscious and trying to do something, he adds. Every two seconds, a forest the size of a football field is destroyed all for things like paper towels. For Advanced Medical Center, Leach wanted a building that would stand the test of time, constructionwise and aesthetically, and also raise awareness about being environmentally conscious. The patient is the product, and part of the healing is coming into a pleasant environment. It really makes a difference, Leach believes. This is a very process-driven business; we wanted a building to emulate that process. The floor plan was designed for efficiency and to reflect patient flow during a visit, he explains. The contemporary two-story building at 1250 Pine Ridge Road embraces wellness for both patients and employees. Eco-friendly and patient-friendly principles were incorporated at every step during the 2 1/2 years it took to bring the 28,000-square-foot project from concept to reality. The building received fast-track permitting review and impact-fee assistance from county government in concert with an Economic Development Council mission to expand health and life sciences facilities in Collier County.Advanced Medical Center is at 1250 Pine Ridge Road.COURTESY PHOTOSEE MEDICAL, B8 The patient is the product, and part of the healing is coming into a pleasant environment. It really makes a difference. Dr. Gregory LeachSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLeach

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 BUSINESS PROFILE Naples and Collier County have been hit hard by the downturn in construction, and Brenda Talbert, executive vice president of the Collier Building Industry Association, is at Ground Zero of the economic meltdown. Ms. Talberts organization promotes and advocates for Colliers staggering building industry, and she says times are tougher than anyone has seen. Naples sits at the epicenter of the housing crisis, she says. We had thought we might come out of (the building slump) sometime around the spring of 2009, but that turned out to be a delusion. Theres been a deeper retraction of the market fueled by a lack of credit. It has devastated developers and builders. The roots of the problem run deep and in many directions, she adds. Chief among them is the number of toxic loans and mortgages granted to unqualified recipients. As a former mortgage broker, Ms. Talbert knows of what she speaks. Many people with mortgages dont really understand how they work, she says. So they are dealing with a problem they dont truly understand. That creates fear, and then fear creates anger. There is enormous anger out there over these difficulties. The recent $700 billion bailout package approved by Congress highlighted that the only entity with enough money to address this is the federal government, she says. Unfortunately, the bailout did not positively affect what she calls the psychology of rescue, which in turn might have had a salutary influence on crippled money markets. Not one to be mired in doom and gloom, though, Ms. Talbert says the CBIA (which has seen its number of employees drop from nine to three is two years) and its members are exploring ways to stay afloat during these turbulent times. Our Remodelers Council is strong, she says. If people are going to stay in their home and not buy another one, then they are more likely to make improvements. There is a trend toward green technology in existing homes, she points out, and people are showing interest in making their homes more energy-efficient and cost-effective. Along these lines is a growing awareness of what she calls home hardening, which includes measures like installing hurricane-resistant doors and windows. These hardenings or improvements often can lead to reduced insurance costs and other savings. Moreover, custom homebuilders, who cater to high-income buyers, are actually doing well. The current financial problems are not impacting the rich the same as the middle and lower classes, she observes. For all of its problems, shes quick to note, Naples does enjoy some advantages over other housing markets. This remains a highly desirable area, she says. And there are people, especially up north, who see whats going on here and see that homes that were selling for $500,000 are now going for $190,000. Those people think, Wow, thats a sale. Yet, even the rich wont come here if they cant get capital up north. Ms. Talbert, 54, is herself a northern transplant, a native of Michigan. Her father died while he was in the armed service, leaving Ms. Talberts mother with two young children and a mountain of responsibilities. There is a touch of irony in that the woman who now lobbies on behalf of home builders grew up in a single-wide trailer. Her mother worked multiple jobs to support the family and stressed the value of education something her children took to heart. Ms. Talbert graduated with honors from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., and her brother became an orthopedic surgeon. I guess we did okay, she says with a laugh. Before becoming the top person at CBIA, Ms. Talbert held similar positions at the Gold Coast Builders Association in Boynton Beach and the Home Builders Association of Manatee County in Bradenton. Despite the enormous challenges, Ms. Talbert remains resolutely upbeat, although like many others she has seen her own 401(k) take dramatic hits (a $9,000 loss in value during one day recently) and the equity erode in the home she owns. Her optimism is fueled, in part, by her considerable experience in the field. She has seen tough times before although nothing as severe as this. Her younger colleagues, she says, often dont have the life experience to put the current downturn in perspective. Young people dont remember hard times, she says. They havent seen anything like this before. Sometimes when we talk about it, they look at me quite puzzled. It reminds me of the look my cat gave me before she had kittens. They dont know what to expect. 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Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. announces the sales leader for September in the Naples office was Vicki Harmon, and the listing leader was Sharon Saunders. In the Bonita Springs office, Jim Fraser was recognized as the sales leader for the month and Gene Marotta was recognized as the listing leader. Headquartered in Naples, DowningFrye Realty has full-service offices in Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs. The Downing-Frye name has been a fixture in Southwest Florida real estate since 1961 and the agency has garnered numerous awards for service. Phillip England has joined Gilman Ciocia, Inc. a leading provider of tax preparation and financial planning services, in its Bonita Springs branch. He provides financial planning services to his individual and corporate clients. Prior to joining Gilman Ciocia, Inc., Mr. England was with JPMorgan Chase, specializing in investments, retail and business banking. 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Mr. Oliver focuses his practice on community association law and disaster recovery; he represents several condominium and homeowners associations in Collier and Lee counties. Prior to joining Katzman Garfinkel, Mr. Oliver worked with Becker and Poliakoff. Besides community association representation, his background includes work with corporate governance, contracts, disaster recovery, sovereignty submerged lands, fair housing, the Americans with Disabilities Act, real estate transactions and financial institutions. He is Belinda Zivich of Gulfshore Insurance Inc. has been awarded the Associate in Insurance Services designation and diploma by the Insurance Institute of America. Earning the AIS designation required completion of the Delivering Insurance Services course and national examination, which covers continuous improvement principles, process management, organizational structures, and tools to measure progress. A licensed property and casualty agent, Zivich has more than 27 years experience in the insurance industry and is a personal lines account executive with Gulfshore Insurance. Brad Havemeier, chief executive officer of Gulfshore Insurance Inc., has accepted a position on the volunteer board of directors for Avow Hospice, a non-profit organization that provides multidisciplinary health care services and family support for people in Collier County with life-threatening illnesses. Mr. Havemeier is responsible for strategic planning and leadership development. An alumnus of Leadership Collier, he has served in board positions with the Community Foundation of Collier County, Naples Botanical Garden, Philharmonic Center for the Arts and the Collier Athletic Club. He holds a bachelors degree in science from St. Johns University of Collegeville, Minn. Deborah Brown has joined the staff of The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center as development director. She is responsible for fundraising, special events, major and planned gifts, and related projects. The NAA offers education classes for adults and youth, exhibitions of contemporary art, nationally recognized art festivals and other collecting and special events. A 1997 graduate of Leadership Collier, Ms. Brown previously worked in banking and served as a board member with the United Way of Collier County and the Collier County Education Foundation, among other community volunteer leadership positions. As a part of its recent expansion, Florida Spine & Brain has added neuropsychologist Dr. Mabel Lopez. Florida Spine & Brain has offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres. A graduate of the Rosalind Franklin School of Science and Medicine in North Chicago, Ill. with a Ph.D. in neuropsychology, Dr. Lopez specializes in mild cognitive impairment, memory, affect and diagnostic screening. Trained and experienced in the short and long term treatment of pain, Dr. Lopez provides pain physicians with valuable guidance for more effective and safer management of pain patients.Florida Gulf Coast University appointed Isaac Brundage to the position of director of community outreach in the Division of Administrative Services. Previously, he held leadership roles in FGCUs College Reach Out Program and the Office of Housing and Residence Life. An alumnus of FGCU, Brundage earned his Master of Education in Educational Leadership in 2002. He earned his bachelor of science in biology/education from Florida A&M University in 1994. Matthew T. Stoner, CIC, has joined Private Client Insurance Services, LLC, as a personal lines sales associate. Mr. Stoner will specialize in insuring high value residential properties. He most recently insured high-end homes in Fort Lauderdale. He has also worked for Nationwide Insurance in Naples. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 BUSINESS B7 BUSINESS BRIEFS Hodges University is enhancing its Immokalee learning site with a new computer room through the support of a $15,000 grant from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. With this grant, Fifth Third Bank is making a significant and lasting impact on Hodges University and its mission to provide educational opportunities for the residents of Immokalee, said Terry McMahan, president of the university. The gift of a quality education is one that pays dividends long into the future, and we acknowledge Fifth Third Bank for their continued dedication to our community Born in Piqua, Ohio, in 1849 to illiterate German immigrants, Jacob G. Schmidlapp was a self-taught businessman who ran the family grocery store at age 12. By age 27, he founded Union Savings Bank, which merged into Fifth Third Bank in 1919. Fifth Third Bank makes grant to Hodges UniversityValparaiso, Ind.-based Golden Technologies will have the grand opening of its new location in Naples on Saturday, Nov. 1. The privately owned company specializes in the latest in disaster recovery technologies, including off-site data backup and hosting services. With our data center housed at our headquarters in Valparaiso, we can provide Florida clients with the assurance that weather-related events will not impact the storage and accessibility of their valuable data and business information. Plus, we offer expert technical support for emergency situations of all types, senior partner Greg Scasny, who will relocate to Naples as part of the companys expansion, says. Since 1999, Golden Technologies has thrived on finding solutions for technology problems big and small. Our job is to make I.T. easy for our clients, Scasny says. They shouldnt have to worry about anything technology related. We handle it all for them. The company employs more than 50 people in Indiana, Michigan and now, Southwest Florida. The Naples office is at 5660 Strand Court. For more information, call 254-9364 in Naples or visit Juniper Communities, a national o wner-operat or of assisted-living and skilled-nursing facilities, has acquired the 70-unit Encore Senior Village at Naples and renamed it Juniper Village. The $3.125 million acquisition expands Junipers base operations in the longterm care market. Established in 1988, Juniper is ranked by Provider magazine as one of the countrys Top 40 Assisted Living Providers, offering a life-affirming, therapeutic environment where residents individual strengths and wellness are supported. The company has operations in Florida, Pennsylv ania, New Jersey and Colorado. As a company we seek to set the highest standards for innovation, cost-effectiveness and quality in our operations and look forward to partnering with local agencies and businesses to fulfill this mission, said Lynne Katzmann, founder and president of Juniper Communities. The Naples facility will undergo upgrades and changes through the addition of signature programs that Juniper Communities has developed for all its residents and employees, including: Connections: Daily and monthly activities geared to promote and maintain an active body, an engaged mind and a fulfilled spirit. Juniper believes that staying fit physically and connected socially is key to healthy aging. Green Canopy: An interior and exterior initiative to green the residences and programs for environmental sustainability and eco-friendliness. In Touch College of Juniper University: A comprehensive education and talent development program designed to empower employees to recognize and care for a residents individuality while developing their own skills and enhancing their careers. We are extremely excited to bring our nationally recognized Alzheimers experts and our Wellspring Memory Care Program to the Naples area. said Linda Donato, regional director of operations for both the Naples and Cape Coral Juniper Villages. For more information about Juniper Communities, call (973) 661-8300 or visit Golden Technologies brings high-tech disaster recovery services to NaplesUnder new ownership, Encore Senior Village becomes Juniper Village at Naples Juniper Village at NaplesScasny The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 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PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 We provide comprehensive vein disease evaluation and treatment in a uniquely warm and comfortable outpatient environment with state-of-the-art medical technology and superior technical expertise. We strive to exceed your expectations in all aspects of your treatment experience.1510 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Suite 101 Fort Myers, FL 33919JosephMagnant,MD,FACSBoard Certified Vascular Surgeon Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 537-1166. Goal Setters Business Network International, a North Naples chapter, holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. Cost is $10. For information, call Lola Moore at 3983006 or Kelly Salmons at 537-6271. The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida holds its monthly Collier County luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Hilton Towers, Naples. Bring business cards, brochures and other promotional materials to share. Guest speaker this month will be Tina Dupree, owner of Motivational Training Center. Cost is $21 for members and $26 for others; payment can be made at the door, but reservations must be made. Call 481-1411 or visit 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 enjoy Networking at Sea during a sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess, through Naples Bay and Port Royal out to the Gulf of Mexico, on Thursday, Oct. 23. 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. business news is our business. Please send information about regular meetings and special events to news@ Networking photographs, including first and last names of those pictured, from business events also are welcome. Princeton Review cites FGCUs Lutgert College of Business Stay in the loop with networking opportunitiesRoom to breatheNatural light pours into the expansive, high-ceiling waiting room, where patients have room the breathe. More than 70 percent of the building hasnatural daylight lighting, with large windows that filter out UV rays and permeate light naturally. The contemporary furnishings are made with low-VOC and recyclable materials. Hallway floors are polished concrete or covered with non-toxic carpeting; non-toxic finishes were also used on the walls. All appliances in the employee kitchen are energy-efficient, and a reverse-osmosis system provides drinking water. Paper towels are shunned in favor of hand cloths, which are washed on site (along with cloth patient gowns) using biodegradable cleaning products. Only recyclable paper is used for patient brochures, business cards and other printed materials. To further reduce paper waste, patient charts are electronic medical records. Were probably 80 to 90 percent paperless and will get better, Leach reports. Moreover, he adds, electronic charts wont get misplaced and are more secure for patient privacy. And digital X-rays eliminate the need for processing huge sheets of film and the contaminating products associated with developing the film. In addition to 19 examination rooms some with exam tables that can adjust low to the floor to make it easier for elderly or disabled patients to access Advanced Medical Center has a private surgical suite and four surgical bays (for minor injuries such as lacerations). An on-site laboratory allows for quick test results, and a generics-only pharmacy lets patients fill prescriptions before they leave. Outside the building, indigenous plants thrive without pesticides or fertilizer. Only drip irrigation is used, and crushed shell was used in lieu of mulch because it lasts longer and does a better job of filtering water that goes into the ground. Plus, heavy rains do not wash the mulch away. Three other doctors and four nurse practitioners join Leach on the staff. Instead of private offices, the doctors have workstations in one large room to reflect the collaborative nature of the practice and to improve communication. Advanced Medical Center is open seven days a week and welcomes new walk-in patients. Urgent care and occupational health services, such as drug screening and company physicals, are also provided. We treat illness but promote health, Leach says. For more information, call 566-7676 or visit www.advancedmedicalcenter. com. MEDICALFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO Lobby furnishings are made with low-VOC and recyclable materials.The Princeton Review has recognized Florida Gulf Coast Univer sitys Lutgert College of Business as one of the best business schools in the country. The New Yorkbased education services company features the Lutg ert College of Business in the 2009 edition of its Best 296 Business Schools (Random House / Princeton Review). The directory has two-page profiles of the highest-ranking schools with information about academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services. The profile on FGCU describes the Lutgert C ollege of Business as having a solid preparation in general management, operations, teamwork and doing business in a global economy. Robert Franek, vice president/publishing at The Princeton Review, said schools are selected based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools. Students cited FGCUs location and cost among the top reasons for attending; they also cited the Lutgert C ollege of Business is very well established in the local community, and praised the professors for the experience they bring to their jobs. The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Reviews surveys of 19,000 students attending the 296 business schools profiled in the book. Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists. The lists are posted at www.

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 NETWORKING Gold Ribbon Golf Tournament Mike Danielewski, David Johnson Jr., David Johnson and Joe Molloy Alex Snook, Renee and Chuck OGrady, Paul Dorn Scott Beatty and Debbie Burnett Kevin Hawesworth and Scott Holzem Catherine Beck and Peter Early K Mary Lee Bell and Joy Briers Dave Coovert, Joe Zamot, Tom Schofeild and Gabe Luchetta Kathleen Hoolahan and Tim OwensJIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 BUSINESS B11 NETWORKING Gold Ribbon Golf Tournament Bob Barnett, Steve Belcher and Jay Gibson E.J. McDonnell and Jay Gibson David Vazques, Marianne Meola, Linda Lehtomaa and Tim Briggs JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Go l d Ri bbo n Jack Primm, Paul Smith and Tom DeFranco Kathy Patrizi, Veronica Gonzalez, Linda Clark, Klair Snellbaker, Ruth Gapp and Rachel Clark Kevin Melita, Chocky Warriner, Sonny Jungerferman and Jay Nelson John Vechazone


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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY Happy Birthday, CBIA Each of the 36 luxury villas in Miramonte at Grey Oaks offers a natural elegance and charm. The pool, fountain and spa all feature Giallo and Noche stone; the deck is Gaillo Ashler patterned marble. A mixture of cabinetry finishes and detailing gives the kitchen an Old World look. Ten-foot-tall glass and iron doors make an important opening statement.COURTESY PHOTOSSPECIAL TO NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B13Beautifully landscaped parkways, world-class amenities and stately neighborhoods all are reasons Grey Oaks Country Club continues to be acknowledged as one of Naples most prestigious communities. Miramonte, a private enclave of 36 villas created by Landmark Development Group, reflects the graceful elegance that is a Grey Oaks hallmark. From interior accents to exterior features, each Mediterranean-style residence offers a natural elegance and charm. Oneand two-story lake and garden villas line brick paved cul-desacs where designs by Stofft Cooney Architects blend easily with Grey Oaks tropical foliage. The Miramonte Residence C model home is a two-story, four-bedroom, 4 -bath luxury villa that includes a study and more than 5,000 square feet of living space. The homes exterior color and architectural details, including a 10-foot-tall arched iron and glass entry door with cast-stone trim, speak to the Italianate style found throughout the residence. Interior design is by Lusia Shafran and the team at Landmark Design. In the foyer, a Gothic lantern with an antique rust finish plays to the carved antiqued iron staircase railing that includes a Baroc handrail with a walnut stain. The Jerusalem stone floor is detailed with mosaics and carved decorative medallion inserts. Two columns and an arch define the entry into the living room, where a custom-carved iron table in front of the cast stone fireplace serves as an anchor for a generous rolled-arm sofa and two inviting lounge chairs. Imported chests on either side of the fireplace are carved in a Tuscan style and detailed with brass hardware. The living room also features a repeat Gothic lantern and a small Gothic chair in leather. Silk draperies set off French doors leading to the pool and outdoor living area. The dining rooms barrel ceiling has cove lighting that showcases custom stenciling and 14-inch crown molding. Velvet paisley from the living room is repeated on the backs of the dining chairs. The dining room also has a climate-controlled, cedar-lined wine Miramonte at Grey OaksMediterranean-style villas reflect a hallmark of elegance The Collier Building Industry Association kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 23, with a barbecue hosted by Naples Lumber. Rather than focusing on the current economy, the CBIA is focusing on the past 25 years achievements and how the building industry has helped make Naples a place for people young and old alike to like, work and retire. The barbecue begins at 5:30 p.m. at Naples Lumber, 3828 Radio Road.Founded in 1985 and now the fourth largest association of its kind in Florida, CBIA is a 950-member association of builders, remodelers, interior designers and other housing industry professionals. It is one of 800 state and local associations and operates under the auspices of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. For more information, call 436-6100 or visit www. Collier Building Industry Association at 4779 Enterprise Avenue, NaplesSEE MIRAMONTE, B15

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 Tamiami Trl NImmokalee Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis Blvd. Rattlesnake HammockAirport Pulling Road Goodlette Frank Road I-75 Florida Weeklys Open House Call 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open House.$400,000> 4a $410,000 Chateaumere Royale 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Oct. 19, 1-4$700,000> 7a $700,000> 9004 TAMIAMI TRAIL E 239.643-1414 Treviso Bay Sun., Oct. 19, 10-4 7b $700,000> 2400 GREY OAKS DR. N 239.262-5557 Grey Oaks Sun., Oct. 19, 10-4 $500,000> 5a $549,000 Villas of Pelican Bay 6620 Trident Way Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Oct. 19, 1-4 $595,000 Calais in Pelican Bay 7032 Pelican Bay Blvd. #104 Nancy Kreisler 239.784.1460 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Oct. 19, 14 p.m.$800,000> 8a $838,000 Audubon Country Club 241 Charleston Court Sharon Saunders 239-269-7632 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Oct. 19, 1-4 $1,000,000> 10a $1,049,000 Audubon Country Club 209 Charleston Court Sharon Saunders 239-269-7632 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Oct. 19, 1-4 4a 5a 5b 5b 8a 10a 7a 7b


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 BUSINESS B15 780 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH STE. 200 NAPLES FL 34102 239.261.9131 Spectrum Contracting Inc., a statecertified general contractor offering diversified specialty services, has been awarded the contract for the Charlotte County Sports Complex, which will be the Tampa Bay Rays new spring training complex. The scope of work includes several restoration services from concrete repair, specialty coatings and joint sealants to waterproofing and painting. Established in 1993, Spectrum Contracting partners with the states leading construction managers, general contractors and developers for construction and restoration of high-rise and commercial properties throughout Florida. Company headquarters are in Naples, and additional offices are in Sarasota. Call Spectrum Contracting scores contract for Charlotte County Sports ComplexThe Charlotte County Sports Complex COURTESY PHOTO room with a pebbled floor and undershelf lighting. The nearby butlers pantry has walnut-finished maple cabinetry with seeded glass fronts, a 15-inch icemaker, a 24-inch wine cooler and a stainless steel bar sink with an ornate faucet. The spacious kitchen in Miramonte Residence C features cabinetry with an antiqued scrimshaw finish and dentil molding details. Solarius gold granite countertops have a tumbled marble backsplash. Both the island and raised breakfast bar feature Solarius granite counters over walnut-finished maple cabinets that repeat those in the butlers pantry. The kitchen flows into the family room and a beautifully appointed breakfast area that includes a window seat surrounded by cabinetry with the same reed design and seeded glass inserts found in the kitchen. A powder room, library and the master suite complete the first floor. The highlight of the second floor is a game room that overlooks the foyer. In addition to a pool table and card table, theres a bar with Solarius Gold granite countertops and walnut finished maple cabinetry concealing a U-line refrigerator/icemaker and a microwave from KitchenAid. Beyond the game room, the second floor has three bedroom suites. In the outdoor living area, a covered dining and kitchen area features a raised cypress wood ceiling in the same tones as the walnut finished cabinetry in the family room, a cast stone fireplace, a 36-inch grill, icemaker, sink and storage. Two lounges, four club chairs and small end tables provide relaxing seating. The deck is done in Giallo Ashler patterned marble that is accented by the pool, fountain and spa, all of which feature Giallo and Noche stone on the front and Gialo and Noche tumble stone at the waterline. The entire pool is trimmed in marble. The outdoor living area is surrounded by a railing and overlooks a common area that wraps its way behind the Miramonte residences and includes a stone waterfall.Grey Oaks Country Club is off of Airport Pulling Road north of Golden Gate Parkway in Naples. For the second consecutive year, the community has been recognized as one of Americas top 100 golf communities by Travel & Leisure Golf. In addition to three championship golf courses, Grey Oaks members enjoy 5,500 square feet of fitness facilities, a tennis club with eight lighted Har-tru courts and pro shop, a heated pool and formal and casual dining at two clubhouses.For more information, call Grey Oaks Realty at 262-5557 or visit Miramonte online at MIRAMONTEFrom page 1Custom built-ins in the family room hold a 50-inch television.


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Florida Weekly Cuisine Escargot 41 serves superb food in a warm, intimate setting. C23 Not quite the real thingResearch shows carbonated beverages fall flat for contraception. C2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008WEEK at-a-glance FlidWkl C ii Doctors step out of the operating theater and onto the stagefor Fourth Annual Steinway Physicians Talent ShowcaseSometimes an evening of entertainment for a good cause is just what the doctor ordered. Thats precisely what a dozen of the areas talented physicians will administer as headliners of the Fourth Annual Steinway Piano Society Physicians Talent Showcase at Sugden Community Theatre on Monday, Oct. 20. With neither stethoscope nor scalpel or even a tongue depressor in sight, the MDs will make music, magic and more, all for the benefit of the Neighborhood Health Clinic and the Steinway Piano Society Scholarship Fund. Call it a miracle of modern medicine. Who knew that OB/GYN Joseph Lang could deliver a popular favorite on classical guitar? Or that sleep specialist Martin Cohn played a mean jazz clarinet? Both docs earned rave reviews for their performances in last years talent show and are back on the program for Monday night. Surfer/guitarist anesthesiologist Lee Anderson returns, too. When we started this three years SEE DOCTORS, C12 A simpler, happier time Linda Corleys book reveals warmth, humor, pride and dignity. C11 A tribute to Bert PhillipsColumnist Peg Goldberg Longstreth remembers a cultural icon and caring friend. C5 Asimplerhappier t i m e Dr. Marty Cohn on stage in 2007.BY CINDY PIERCE____________________cpierce@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO SEE WORKSHOP, C4 verybody knows how to look, but very few people can see, says Miami photographer J. Tomas Lopez. So when he teaches a photography workshop, thats one of the first things he covers. Its probably the most difficult thing to actually teach, he says. I have a long, two-hour presentation about it. I show an image, and I say, Describe this image. People tell me that they like it. I say, I dont care if you like it, describeE The photography of J. Tomas Lopez. Top, Mule; above, Eiffel Tower; and left, Yawn.more than just aPHOTOGRAPHY WITH J. TOMAS LOPEZ C4Photography workshop Oct.17 and 18.>>when: BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@

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The yearly awards, which honor real research but whose recipients are rarely Nobel material, go to off-thewall studies that deliver intriguing-ifirrelevant knowledge. Like this years prize in biology, awarded to a French team of scientists who proved that dog fleas jump higher than cat fleas. Or physics prize winner Dorian Raymers mathematical study on why string inevitably ties itself in knots. But the true standout in this years competition is the chemistry prize, given to the scientists behind a New England Journal of Medicine study that demonstrated Coca-Colas sperm-killing capabilities.Deborah Anderson, author of the cola research project, says the study was no joke. She initiated the scientific investigation after hearing reports that women were douching with Coca-Cola as a form of contraceptive. Although she did find that soda kills sperm (they soak up the sugar and explode), the study concluded that sperm swim too fast for cola to work as a pregnancy preventative.I know the Ig Nobels are tonguein-cheek, but I worry what this study says about the lengths women must go to avoid getting knocked up. Douching with Coke is admittedly over-thetop, but even the doctor-sanctioned options can be terrifying. Take the IUD, a T-shaped plastic or copper device inserted (without painkillers) into the uterus. Or the legions of hormone-based pills, with their nausea and mood swings. Thats without going into barrier options like foam (comes in an aerosol can) or sponges (not the dishwashing kind).What all this means for our dating relationships is that getting pregnant is a serious no-no. Even in this enlightened day and age, some consider a baby born out of wedlock best avoided at all costs (even if it means putting cola in your private parts). Look at the recent rash of Hollywood shotgun weddings, like Ashlee Simpsons quickie marriage to Pete Wentz (and the baby bump that followed soon after). Even in ultraliberal Tinseltown, an illegitimate child still carries stigma. So, why do we have a problem when love, marriage and the baby carriage gets thrown out of whack? I have the sense that, if pregnancy is the ultimate indicator of sex, then pregnancy out of wedlock is the scarlet letter identifier of sex before marriage. And our Puritanical roots scream in protest. But who are we kidding? Research shows that 95 percent of Americans engage in premarital sex, and according to a 2006 study released by the New York-based Guttmacher Institute, this number has held steady since the 1950s.Maybe we should take a cue from Scandinavia, where more babies are born out of wedlock than to married couples. Men and women there often choose to cohabitate and have children, forgoing the traditional marriage route. They must be doing something right: In the United Nations 200708 quality-of-life index, Norway ranked second among the worlds nations, Sweden sixth and Finland 11th. The United States came in at number 12.Perhaps our culture could do with less finger-wagging at unwed mothers. The Nords have shown us that out-of-wedlock parenting doesnt mean failure, just like marriage doesnt guarantee success. But there is one thing we can all agree on: Cola contraception has got to go. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSCarbonated contraception not the real thing, baby ArtisHENDERSON ... the true standout in this years competition is the chemistry prize, given to the scientists behind a New England Journal of Medicine study that demonstrated CocaColas sperm-killing capabilities. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > S en d a n d san d num b er h as h e ld t h e h ould e e o d e r e y o in g h t: In i ons 2007 ife index, d secon d worlds e n sixt h 1 th. 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PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 this image. Describe this image as if the person were blind what am I looking at? You have to first tell me if its a black and white or color photograph, which orientation it is, whats the subject matter, whats in it, whats the composition. Theres a methodology of how you describe an image without judgment, that begins to open up the picture plane. In some of my seminars, I have someone write about a painting. And I say, You have a half hour. And they say, I cant write that long. And after they begin writing, they say, God, I dont have enough time in a half hour to actually describe a painting! So seeing is probably the trickiest thing: wheres the focus, wheres the subject matter, how is it placed, how does it relate to other things? Mr. Lopez, director of the Photography/Digital Imaging Program at the University of Miami, will be teaching a two-day workshop on the Point and Shoot Camera at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Oct. 17 and 18. The workshop costs $150. Cynics might well ask: why would it take two days to learn how to use a point and shoot camera? How difficult can it be? You do what the name says: you point and shoot. But these relatively inexpensive cameras come with instruction manuals that are 100 pages long, Mr. Lopez says. Digital technology has increased the interest in photography but has decreased the quality of the photographic image, because people dont pay as much attention, he says. Its so easy to make a photographic image with a camera that people have gotten sloppy. What I spend a lot of time on is actually showing people how to use their camera. The class meets Friday at 10 a.m., and theyll buy their camera on a Thursday afternoon. Theyll come in, and the camera will still be in the box. How do you use this little camera that looks so insignificant but has so many goodies embedded in it? How do you make great photographs with it? Most of them dont know how to upload images from their camera to their computer, all the different modes that cameras come with now: automatic, program, average priority, time priority. We go through each one. Many people dont know these cameras allow you to shoot combined images; its called stitching, and it allows you do this very long, panoramic photograph. The camera aids in doing that. He discusses color, how to see color, how to compose a shot, and how to begin to see lighting. He also teaches amateur photographers not to make the most common mistake: centering the image. If you do so, your subject matter is a bulls-eye in the picture plane, Mr. Lopez says. And that also pretty much stabilizes the picture plane so much that theres no motion for the audience looking at your photograph. So you go right to the middle of the photograph, and thats it. If you just move to the right or the left, which is the rule of thirds, then you create what Ansel Adams called the near-far approach. So if you have your subject matter on the right third, and that leaves the left part of the picture frame to be the negative space or space that you fall into, that creates internal motion. Just explaining that to people, and having them make both photographs, both centered and off-centered, begins to show them the difference between an interesting photograph and a dull photograph. Mr. Lopez, a popular workshop instructor at the Phil, will teach five other workshops this season; three of them are already sold out. Growing up in Great Neck, N.Y., Mr. Lopez fell in love with photography when he was 9, when his family was vacationing on the South Carolina coast for a summer. His father, an amateur photographer, gave him a German camera, a bunch of film, and said, Go have fun. But when he was in high school, a friends father had a darkroom in his basement. They took me down there, and I developed my first roll of film, Mr. Lopez remembers. And the first time I ever saw a photographic print come up in the developer, it seemed like the image comes up from the bottom of the tray, right through the paper. It was magic. And I just couldnt believe how wonderful it was. So I developed my own film, and I started making my own prints. After college, he spent two years in the Army, working as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor. Returning Vietnam vets had serious heroin and drug use problems, he says. Mr. Lopez realized that the soldiers had Nikons or Minoltas, which were relatively inexpensive to buy on-base. And every fort also had a darkroom. They would come back with these images, and they got really excited talking about this spot and that spot, and the photographs opened up a whole level of dialogue, he says. That made them go back, and almost with a certain kind of distance, they could look at the issues and their pain and the angst of the war. So I began to understand that photographs have an iconic way to bring people together with the past and the present. A photographs more than just a picture: its memories, its history. Its lots of things. So I started asking them, Why dont you go photograph what you feel like? And some people would photograph, like, empty benches at night. Most of the photographs were about being alienated. So we started looking at photographs as psychological self-portraits. And that got them to talk. After the Army, Mr. Lopez received an MFA and began teaching photography. He taught at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and then, since has served as the director of the Photography/Digitial Imaging Program at the University of Miami. Theres no getting around the fact that in photography you need certain technical skills, but also [to understand] the psychological aspect of it, he says. A painting is fiction, but a photograph has some basis in reality. For me, a photograph exists within a far broader context than most people think. My background is in how signs and semiotics work in photographs and films. Mr. Lopez is also an artist in his own right; hes been in more than 150 group exhibitions and has had 25 solo exhibitions, one this past spring at the Lowe Museum in Miami. His work is in many collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, the International Museum of Photography and The Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University in Tallahassee. The Library of Congress also purchased 16 of his photographs from his Metro series. The Metro series is photographs shot on subways in New York City, Paris, Rome, London, Madrid and Barcelona. He returns to Paris annually for this project, and next semester will spend five or six weeks there on a sabbatical. He had certain shots in mind when he went to Paris. I wanted to do a couple of really romantic images, he says. I wanted to do the Eiffel Tower. He rode the No. 11 train, which crosses a bridge over the Seine bridge. The ride provides a view of the Eiffel Tower. On sunny days its beautiful, and on rainy days, it has this sort of melodramatic, 1930s jazzy, sort-of ex-patriate view, and its a romanticized version of Paris, he says. His photograph, De Passy Metro, shows the Eiffel Tower, mysterious and mystical in the background, while the foreground has plump raindrops against the glass. Its almost as if Mr. Lopez has turned his camera on the past and somehow shot Paris in an earlier century. The Eiffel Tower glows against the gray, stormy sky. I shot probably 10,000 shots doing this project so far, and its gotten really amazing responses from critics, Mr. Lopez says. He wants to expand the project and shoot in Buenos Aires, Moscow, Mexico City and Tokyo, and has applied for a Guggenheim Grant. Another of Mr. Lopezs series is Les Fauves, photographs of taxidermied animals. (The name, which means The Wild Beasts in French, was the name of an art movement at the beginning of the 20th century.) Forty of Mr. Lopezs Les Fauves photographs are owned by the Bibliotheque Nationale, the national library of France. His interest in the subject matter began at RIT, when he saw a taxidermied elephant at the George Eastman House. I was kind of horrified/fascinated by the fact that people would have these faux creatures, he says. Im sort of horrified by the idea of heads on the wall and these were full animals! Mr. Lopez shot many images at Deyrolle, a famous taxidermy establishment in Paris, and the photographs are surreal: a horse sticking its head through an inside oval window overlooking a spiral staircase, a mule looking out a window, two zebras standing in a room, looking as if theyre mid-conversation. Mr. Lopez says the place was like a 19th century art history museum. Every time you walked in there, the staff had rearranged the animals. So one time youd have a mule looking out the window, another time youd have a lion greeting you at the door. Fifty years after picking up his first camera, Mr. Lopez is still in love with photography. Its my passion, he says simply. Its my hobby, its my living. I do it seven days a week. Its what I do. Im compulsive and passionate about it. You just have to do it. Its that wonderful desire to make art. >> What: Point and Shoot Camera two-day workshop>> When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18>> Where: The Toni Stabile Building, Computer Lab at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples>> Cost: $150>> Information: Call 597-1900 or go to Mr. Lopezs three following workshops are already sold out, but hes offering Advanced Photoshop Class on Feb. 27 and 28, and Photoshop in Black and White: From Shooting to Printing on March 6 and 7 if you go WORKSHOPFrom page 1 JIM MCLAUGHLIN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYPersian Dreams by Miami photographer J. Tomas Lopez. Mr. Lopez will be giving a two-day photographic workshop in Naples this week.


WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A TRIBUTE The Naples classic music scene has been greatly diminished with the death of cellist, chamber music devotee and all-around nice guy Bert Phillips. He died on Wednesday, Oct. 8, while hospitalized at NIH in Bethesda, Md.Bert, who was 73, and his wife, pianist Toby Blumenthal, have been the much beloved co-founders of the popular chamber music series produced locally under the auspices of Classic Chamber Concerts, now in its 14th season. Fans of chamber music have remained fiercely loyal to the group, even as advancing age and illness finally forced the Philadelphia Piano Quartet (the initial chamber group) to re-group and reconfigure itself into something quite different these past two seasons. Throughout it all, however (even when it was clear he was seriously ill), Bert remained upbeat, a perennial smile on his face, the epitome of the genial host when introducing the evenings next selection. Thinking back over the past 10 years since we moved here, I conjured up a whole host of wonderful memories associated with Bert and Toby: their insistence upon sharing their talents and those of visiting guest artists with myriad children in the local school system; hosting a non-stop parade of talented teenage performers; identifying and bringing to Naples an incredibly talented duo pianist couple, Micallef and Inanga; letting us get to know Elizabeth Pitcairn and her Red Violin (the famous one, created for Felix Mendelssohn). And thats clear aside from scores of delicious chamber selections, performed month after month by Bert and his wife with Norman Carol, violin, and LaMar Alsop, viola. A graduate of Northwestern with a masters in performance, Bert spent the bulk of his musical career 31 years, with the Philadelphia Orchestra, leaving to co-found and serve as executive director of the Luzerne Music Camp for kids in upstate New York. The camp, now in its 17th year, is but one more example of Berts dedication to identifying and promoting the talents of young musicians. Out of the dozens of programs featuring the Philadelphia Piano Quartet I was privileged to review, I must confess that two in particular always bring a smile to my face when I think about them. I can honestly say I have no recollection whatsoever as to the music being performed on stage on either occasion, however. It was well performed, that I do remember. Both programs were at Sugden Theatre, where the performers had no say about moving any of the props for the play currently under way. I shall never forget trying to focus on the music while looking directly over Mr. Carols Village Walk Bonita 597-8660 Village Walk Naples 514-2047 Neapolitan 649-7767 Pelican Bay 597-6700 Verona Walk 430-1254 Jason Todd Diamond District S S S S S o o o o o u u u u u t t t t t h h h h h w w w w w w e e e s s s s t t t t t F F F F F l l l l o o o o o r r r r r r i das D D www. D iamond D istrict USA .com 239.947.3434 Bonita Springs Bay Crossing Plaza U.S. 41 Next to Robb and Stucky www. D iamond D istrict USA .com 239.947.3434 Bonita Springs Bay Crossing Plaza U.S. 41 Next to Robb and Stucky Bert Phillips, a cultural icon and caring friendviolin, where a prop of a toilet sat on stage, as if to test the audiences ability to concentrate. Even more hysterical was the evening the quartet performed surrounded by a surreal bit of prop design for Little Shop of Horrors.I think of Bert, pro that he was, making some sort of lighthearted comment in both cases, as the entire audience of otherwise pretty sedate chamber music fans exploded in laughter. Many memories I have of Bert and his and Tobys passion for chamber music; the one forever in my heart, however, was the evening Bert volunteered to play a series of unaccompanied Bach selections on his beautiful cello in the middle of what had heretofore been a gallery filled with much laughter and happiness. This occasion was different: Bert was performing at the memorial service for my beloved husband. He did it out of friendship. Bert Phillips was not just a fine musician, a fun-loving, impish host, a devoted husband to his wife, Toby he was a decent, caring human being. We shall all miss him. BY PEG GOLDBERG LONGSTRETH_________________________plongstreth@ Bert Phillips with his wife, TobyCOURTESY PHOTO


Charlie Daniels Grammy Award-winner and pioneering country music star Charlie Daniels will perform at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Daniels is known for his fiery fiddle playing and his bands down-home fusion of hard-core country with hard-edged Southern rock a unique sound influenced by gospel, blues and boogie-woogie. 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 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 Jan. 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 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 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 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, 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 7,500-squarefoot 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. for more information.Noodles art Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar combines 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 Saturday night jazz jam sessions with Paul Rozmus and his Funkyside Band. Hanging through Saturday, Nov 11 are works by Nancy Oldham Seibert in oils, pastels and arylics, 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 3706577 or visit TO DO, WHERE TO GO Ongoing events >>Nancy Seiberts artwork is on display at Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar through Nov. 11The 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 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, cowThis weeks theater Naples Art Fair The 10th annual Downtown Naples Art Fair spans 5th Avenue South in the downtown area 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 Fair The 10th annual Downtown Naples Art Fair spans 5th Avenue South in the downtown area 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. Friday, Oct. 17 Saturday, Oct. 18 Sunday, Oct. 19 boys and even a college football team after their victory. When her legendary house of ill-repute is ordered to be closed down by the governor, Miss Mona and her girls take on the establishment in this rip-roaring, high-octane production! Includes the songs 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, 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, runs at Theatre Conspiracy through Nov. 1. 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-ofconsciousness look at modern-day relationships through one womans search for thae perfect dateand the perfect pair of shoes. Theatre Conspiracy is located at 2711 Park Windsor Dr., suite 302, Fort Myers. Call (239) 936-3239.Forbidden Broadway Forbidden Broadway opens at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater Off Broadway, Thursday, Oct. 16. Forbidden Broadway is the hysterical musical comedy that pokes fun at Broadway productions. It run through Saturday, Dec. 20. For reservations and show information, visit, call (239) 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. The Goodbye Girl opened Oct. 15 at the Sudgen.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. Goulish comedy The Norris Center presents Gary Goodman and his Halloween Ghoulish Comedy, Magic and Frightful Illusion Show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children; call 213-3049.


WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Upcoming events 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 through 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 online at www.naplesplayers.orgBorn Yesterday Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin opens at the Florida Repertory Theatre Friday, Oct. 24 and runs through Nov. 16. A perfect play for the heated election season, this play is a classic love story set in the midst of 1940s Washington politics. When Harry Brock, an uncouth and corrupt tycoon, brings his showgirl mistress, Billie, to Washington, her innocence and naivety threaten to undermine his shady business deals. When Harry hires someone to teach Billie the ropes, he gets more than he bargained for. Tickets are on sale through the box office, (239) 332-4488. Visit Florida Rep online at www.floridarep.orgNASA 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. 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 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.SWF Symphony European Tour Part One: American Music in France, plays Sunday, Oct. 26, at the The Village Church at Shell Point with the Symphony Chorus, Sarasota Key Chorale and Reiko Niiya on violin. Be the first to hear the program that will be presented throughout France this summer. Call (239) 454-2067.White Christmas The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents Irving Berlins White Christmas, Nov. 20 through Dec. 27. White Christmas is based on the movie classic made popular by Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. Its 1954 and two army buddies turned show biz partners follow a duo of singing sisters to Vermont where the girls are scheduled to perform over Christmas. Bob, Phil and the girls decide to put on a show to save the inn run by their former commanding officer. The Irving Berlin score includes Happy Holidays, Sisters, Blue Skies and the title song, White Christmas. For reservations and show information, visit, call (239) 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd.Mamie Holst With her ongoing series of black, gray, and white paintings titled Landscape Before Dying, begun in 1997, Mamie Holst explores the inspiring abstract landscape within her experience of Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome. Her work will be on display at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery on the campus of Edison State College beginning Oct. 24. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 7 p.m. The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, call (239) 489-9313 or visit www.bobRauschenberggallery.comSound and music The Marco Island Branch Library presents a creative program aimed at discovering the life of sound and music. Feel more vitality, joy and clarity as sound saluterist Cathy Blair bathes listeners in the unique sounds of singing quartz crystal bowls at The Ancient Art of Sound Program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. The sounds produced by crystal bowls are not just heard by the ear; they are felt in the body, with certain tones affecting energy centers for healing, balancing and meditation. Played in sequence, the harmonious tones are said to excite and balance every cell in the body. Sponsored by the Friends of the Collier County Library, The Ancient Art of Sound is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required; call 394-3272 or visit www.colliergov. net/library. The Marco Island Branch Library is at 210 S. Heathwood Drive on Marco Island.von Leibig gala Save the date Friday, Nov. 21, for the 10th anniversary celebration of The von Leibig Art Center. The party begins with a tribute at 4:30 p.m., when past presidents of the Naples Art Association will be joined by major donors who contributed to the buildings construction, representatives from builder Kraft Construction, Mayor Mayor Barnett and other legislators and community leaders. Following the tribute, the NAAs 47th Founders Exhibition and awards presentation takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. As a special treat, Naples Opera is presenting its Opera Stars Under the Arts program under the band shell at 8 p.m. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit spectacular 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 per person. For more information, call 649-5151.>>The Phils 2008-09 season features renowned opera diva Measha Brueggergosman at the Opening Night Gala. >>The Art League of Bonita Springs presents NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration.


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Buy One, Get OneFREE! 263-2734263-9940 Liza Minnelli ~ Feb. 24Phoebe Snow ~ Dec. 11Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight ~ April 9Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ~ Feb. 19Hot Club of San Francisco ~ Feb. 20 and 21Dame Edna ~ April 10Linda Eder ~ March 22Every year, receiving the Philharmonic Center for the Artss new catalog is cause for celebration. The anticipation builds, and then, finally, one day, there it is in my mailbox. Turning the glossy, full-color pages is like slowly unwrapping gifts, one at a time, the pages full of the promise of cultural satisfaction ahead. And, for those of us who cover arts and entertainment for a living, it also gives us a good idea of what our upcoming year is going to be like. The Phil just seems to offer more and more every year. This year, their lifelong learning workshops and seminars were so numerous (almost 150 adult education classes) that the Phil had to put them in a separate booklet, Youre Never Too Old (Or Young) To Learn. Heres my highly subjective look at the upcoming season at the Phil: my personal favorites, and what I suspect will be highlights of the season. Liza Minnelli performs on Tuesday, Feb. 24. I saw her last year at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, and I was just blown away. I had never attended a concert of hers, and wasnt sure what to expect, whether shed be at the top of her game. She is. Especially of note is the section of her show devoted to the Kay Thompson songbook, complete with old-school choreography with handsome backup singers/ dancers. A performer of the old school, she gives her all, and she entertains. Its impossible not to fall in love with her. When she walked on stage my theater companion murmured, Oh, shes just a little thing. At the end of her performance, he declared, When she sings, shes 7 feet tall! Phoebe Snow performs Thursday, Dec. 11. Most people know her for Poetry Man, but shes so much more. Shes sultry, shes soulful, shes funky. She can sing a seductive Teach Me Tonight, growl her way through Shakey Ground and put her distinctive spin on the Beatles Dont Let Me Down and Paul McCartneys Every Night. When I saw her perform in Naples a number of years ago, she did a takeno-prisoners cover of Rockin Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, wearing an audience members tie and jumping up and down during the chorus for emphasis. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays the Phil on Sunday, Jan. 25. For those of us who find smooth jazz or snooze jazz too weak and predictable, this is the real thing. Mr. Marsalis, winner of nine Grammy Awards, is the first jazz artist to have ever received a Pulitzer Prize. The man is so talented that whether hes playing his trumpet or just talking in-between tunes, you get a good education. He truly believes, as the subtitle of his new book claims, that jazz can change your life. Its good to see him returning to the Phil. The Phil is pretty much the only place locally where you can see top-class modern dance (while also, incidentally, hearing some of the most progressive music.) This season, in its 50th anniversary celebration, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre performs on Tuesday, April 14. Momix brings its acrobatic dance to the center on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, a personal favorite of mine for it innovation and creativity, returns Thursday, Feb. 19. Last season, when Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performed at the Phil, it show was preceded by a half-hour-long snowstorm of feathers onstage. Then, when the program began, the dancers performed among the feathers. On Wednesday, Feb. 25, Defying Gravity: the Music of Stephen Schwartz features Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter and Debbie Gravitte joining the Academy-Award winning composer and singing his songs. Mr. Schwartz composed Broadway musicals such as Wicked, Godspell and Pippin and animated ARTS COMMENTARY NancySTETSON The Best of the upcoming Phil seasonfilms such as Pocahantas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Prince of Egypt. Linda Eder returns to the Phil on Sunday, March 22. The Broadway star of Jekyll & Hyde can sing anything: standards, pop songs, Broadway classics. She is, quite simply, phenomenal. Every time I hear her perform, she knocks me out. And shes the antithesis of a diva just so unassuming on stage. When she sings, she makes it seem so easy, so effortless. Dame Edna: My First Last Tour, plays Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11. This Tony Award-winning performer has material as blue as her hair and more glitz and glitter than any trophy wife. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels comes to the Phil for one night only, Friday, Dec. 12. When I saw this musical on Broadway, I was more impressed than when I saw Spamalot. Its funnier than the movie, which I was lukewarm about, and has clever lyrics and catchy, hook-filled music. A couple of one-person shows should be well-worth checking out too. Hal Holbrook, whos made a career of channeling Mark Twain, comes to the Phil Thursday, April 9, in Mark Twain Tonight. And on Sunday, Feb. 15, the talented Tovah Feldshuh revises her Broadway portrayal of Golda Mier in Goldas Balcony, which was the longest-running one-woman play on Broadway. In recent years, the venue has started making great use of its Daniels Pavilion by holding Cabaret in the Pavilion and now Jazz in the Pavilion. In the first series, vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur (Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 and 18) and Ernestine Anderson (Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7) are the two shows Id rush to see. And all three of the jazz series concerts look very promising: the Turtle Island String Quartet (Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 7 and 8), the Hot Club of San Francisco (Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20 and 21) and Oleta Adams (Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 17 and 18). Its terrific the Phil is putting its pavilion to such good use. I hope it continues to book similar quality acts that may not necessarily be mainstream, but are still vital and worth hearing. And on March 2, the walls of the Phil will rock with the funky New Orleans sounds of The Neville Brothers and Dr. John. The last time Dr. John played the Phil, I wound up dancing in the aisles with a stranger. (His music has that kind of effect.) The years been a strange, difficult one, with economic crisis and underhanded tactics and mud-slinging in our presidential campaigning. Amid all that struggle and ugliness, there are the arts. And thank God for them.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 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 second in a four-part series.Effective board/chief executive partnerships depend on common expectations, cooperative planning and open and honest communications.Boards tend to run on a continuum, from those whose members are over-involved in managerial matters to those whose members serve in name only. Achieving the right balance is an ongoing challenge that can be managed well if the board and chief executive establish common expectations.The first step is to establish job descriptions for both board members and the chief executive. These documents should establish the expectations and the parameters of the required work. The second step is to establish a strategic plan and ensure that the board focuses on implementation of that plan.Finally, open and honest communication will keep the board informed and diminish a board members tendency to want to take over the responsibilities of the staff.The board of directors of a nonprofit can govern more and manage less if they: Develop a strategic plan and adhere to it; Develop a critical path for implementation of the strategic agenda; Monitor the success of the organizations initiatives; Develop clear expectations and plan of action for the board of directors; Encourage the board leadership to think strategically; and Prepare materials and structure meetings to direct the boards attention to matters of policy and strategy The following are key distinctions in roles of boards and executive officers in several areas: In strategic direction, the board of directors ensures the mission is carried out, decides the direction and sets success measures, and ensures effective planning; the chief executive aligns the organization around the mission, partners in setting strategic direction, and develops plans for achieving that direction. In areas of organization, the board establishes and monitors board-level policies, advises and supports the executive, and evaluates the executive using agreedupon outcomes; the chief executive works within board-established policies, advises and supports the staff, and evaluates using agreed-upon outcomes. In areas of programming, the board ensures that programs are mission-consistent and outcome-managed; the executive aligns programs and services around the mission and manages to achieve boardapproved outcomes. Where resources are concerned, the board ensures stability and effective management, provides fundraising leadership and raises funds to support the mission; the executive leads an effective, stable organization, develops fundraising strategies and assists the board in fundraising. 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 concerned citizens have found an innovative way to fulfill their vision of a Collier County chapter of Baby Basics, Inc. By making good use of the Community Foundations 501(c)3 status and using the administrative resources of the Foundation, this dedicated group is able to ensure that 100 percent of contributions goes directly to those who need help, the babies of working poor families. Baby Basics, Inc., was founded in Ridgewood, N.J., in 1992 and now flourishes in other parts of the country. The goal of the program is to provide diapers and emotional support and care to babies and their families twice a month. Children covered by the program range in age from newborn to 3 years. Dedication to children and their needs is a priority, and the Community Foundation is thrilled to be of support in such an endeavor. Effective board and chief executive partnerships: Who does what?Baby basics fund established in CollierBY MARY ELLEN BARRETT ________________________Vice President of Programs The Community Foundation of Collier County PUZZLE ANSWERS 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 NightlyMonday-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 Place 435-9353 | www.stoneyssteakhouse.comShanes Cabana Bar: This outdoor Cabana bar is built directly over the water and features full bar, tropical drinks and martinis. 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PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 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) Some misunderstandings resistbeing resolved. But your sincerity in wanting to soothe those hurt feelings wins the day. By months end, that relationship should begin to show signs of healing. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A hectic job schedule begins to ease just in time to blow off all that work-generated steam on Halloween. A family situation runs into an unexpected complication. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A cutting remark in the workplace needs to be handled with finesse. Remember: How you respond could determine the depth of support you gain from colleagues. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Once again, that Capricornean stubborn streak sets in and could keep you from getting much-needed advice. Fortunately, it lifts by weeks end, in time to make an informed decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A surprise trip early in the week could lead to other unexpected offers when you return. Word to the wise: Avoid talking too much about this until youve made some decisions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Learning dominates the week for perspicacious Pisceans, who are always looking to widen their range of knowledge. A series of important job-linked commitments begins late in the week. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The high standards you set for yourself BELIEVE IT OR NOT 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:dont always translate into the behavior you expect of others. That relationship problem can be resolved if youre more flexible and less judgmental. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Not enough party bids to satisfy the Bovines fun-loving side this week? Go ahead and throw one of your own. Then prepare for some serious work coming up early next week. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)A new and intensely productive cycle is about to kick in. Be careful not to get too stressed out, though. Make time to restore your energies by relaxing with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22)This could be a good time to share some of your plans with those closest to you. Their comments could give you some added insight into how you might accomplish your goals. LEO (July 23 to August 22) An attack of self-doubt might be unsettling for the usually super-assured Feline. But it could be your inner voice telling you to hold off implementing your plans until youve reassessed them. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a great time for you to reward yourself for all your hard work by taking a trip you havent spent months carefully planning, to somewhere you never thought youd be going. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of humor generates good feelings and good will everywhere you go. (c) 2008 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 A&E C11 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. BroadwayWorldON STAGE OCT. 15 NOV. 8 Book by Neil Simon Music by Marvin HamlischLyrics by David Zippel Champagne Reception Opening Night DINNER/SHOW AVAILABLELaughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical ComedyStart this fall with a smash hit! Live Greyhound Schedule POKER ROOM *(Drawing Dec. 13, 2008, 6 p.m.) Watch & Wager on the Breeders CupCall 992-2411 for information or The Kennedy Family AlbumThe Kennedy Family Album, with text by Linda Corley and photographs by the late Bob Davidoff is, as you might expect, beautiful. And while some of the photos are familiar, the majority are not and genuinely reveal the warmth, humor, pride and dignity of Americas former First Family attending social events, at work, at home, and at play. The book is divided into seven chapters: 1. The Rose of Palm Beach; 2. Camelot by the Sea; 3. A Town in Mourning; 4. The Onassis Years; 5. Sun, Sail and Ski; 6. The Beach House; and 7. Future Generations.The photos span a period beginning in 1959 when West Palm Beach photographer Mr. Davidoff, then with United Press International, was covering the opening of the Royal Poinciana Playhouse. His photos of Rose Kennedy at the opening were printed in the Palm Beach Daily News and Mrs. Kennedy was impressed and pleased. She instructed her social secretary to locate Mr. Davidoffs phone number and personally called. That was the beginning of a friendship that lasted decades and a relationship that gave Mr. Davidoff incredible access. Eventually he would even travel with the family to Hyannis Port. There are the photos you would expect a bejeweled Rose Kennedy crowned with a tiara attending the 1976 Red Cross Ball at The Breakers with Estee Lauder, President and Mrs. Kennedy deplaning from Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport, and the Kennedys aboard the presidential yacht, the Honey Fitz. But there are the unexpected as well Caroline Kennedy in cutoffs with her grandmother, a tousled-headed, 12-year-old John Kennedy Jr. fishing, and the last photos taken of the family in 1993 when they sold the beach house. The text by Linda Corley, an Emmy-winning producer/reporter for WPBT Channel 2 in Miami, shares anecdotes about the Kennedys drawn from Mr. Davidoffs experiences that truly makes the book come alive. In November 1963, for instance, JFK flew to Florida to watch the launch of a Polaris missile at (then) Cape Canaveral. His real purpose was to meet with Florida Democrats to tell them Palm Beach would be headquarters for his re-election campaign. As Ms. Corley writes, late in the afternoon, Mr. Davidoff followed the motorcade to the airport. As Kennedy approached the plane. . I (Mr. Davidoff) raised my hand in a farewell wave, still clicking away. And with a big smile upon his face he returned the gesture and said see you in a couple of weeks. Four days later, President Kennedy flew to Texas.But more than the photos and the personal anecdotes, the book reminds us of a much simpler, happier time when we werent five years into a war, when the stock market wasnt tanking, and when hundreds of thousands if not millions of American homes werent being foreclosed. In many ways, it was truly the age of Camelot. By Linda Corley with photographs by Bob Davidoff (Running Press, Philadelphia/London. $29.95)REVIEWED BY PRUDY TAYLOR BOARD_____________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Get a peek behind the scenes. Eat a piece of birthday cake. Applaud some spicy entertainment. This Saturday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, The Naples Players will conduct backstage tours (free, of course) of their beautiful Sugden Community Theatre, on the plaza at 701 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. The birthday cake is in celebration of 55 years in Naples, 10 years on 5th Avenue. The Entertainment (dont know if its really spicy) is well because thats what we do. THE NAPLES PLAYERS would love to see you on Saturday.Sugden Community Theatre 701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102 Call 263-7990 for information or show tickets. MURDER MYSTERY TRAINS UPCOMING EVENTS SEMINOLE GULF To Kill a NightingaleWed., Thurs., Sundays until Nov. 30thA Hard Days DeathFridays & Saturdays until Nov. 29thChristmas Train & Boat RideIncluded: 5-Course Dinner on Train BEST COSTUME Award in each car! Family Dinner at Noon or Murdey Mystery at 5:30pmDaytime Excursions startNov. 26, Wed., Sat., Sun. 9:30am & 11:45am December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 Thanksgiving ago, we had to beg and grovel for doctors to perform, said Sara Billings, who with her husband Greg organizes the event. Now we have them coming back for more. Sara, a registered nurse, is director of the Wound Care Center at Physicians Regional Hospital; Greg owns the Steinway Piano Gallery of Naples. The talent showcase is a confluence of our two careers, said Sara. Were thrilled that it has turned into such a community event. We have doctors who want to perform, businesses and individuals who are happy to sponsor the event, and people who are eager to attend. This years show is the biggest production yet, Mrs. Billings said, citing a supporting cast of 30 or so musicians and behind-the scenes helpers. Exactly what the 12 stars of the show will bring to the stage remains a matter of doctor confidentiality until curtain time, although Mrs. Billings said this years all-Beatles theme presented a bit of a challenge for the opera singer in the line-up.Drs. Lang, Cohn and Anderson are joined on the program by these others from the Naples and Collier County medical community: anesthesiologist Dr. Millard Brooks, endocrinologist Dr. Christy Cugini, podiatrist Dr. Catherine David, pulmonary specialist Dr. John Guercio, emergency room physician Dr. Hope Heisler, family practitioner Dr. Dan Kaplan, dentist Dr. Richard Linden, pulmonary specialist Dr. Monica Otero (who hints that she has a great costume for her piano performance), anesthesiologist Dr. Robert Statfeld and retired cardiologist Dr. Phil Vigoda.Last years Physicians Talent Showcase raised $20,000 for the Neighborhood Health Clinic and more than $16,000 for the Steinway Piano Society Scholarship Fund and Piano Bank. Nearly 200 local physicians volunteer their services to treat the Neighborhood Health Clinics patients, who are uninsured, low-income residents of Collier County. The Steinway Piano Scholarship Fund helps local music students in middle school, high school and college; the Piano Bank provides donated pianos and pays for lessons for deserving young students. The Fourth Annual Steinway Piano Society Physicians Talent Show starts at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction; entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at the Sugden Theatre box office, 2637990. DOCTORSFrom page 1 CINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLYDr. Joseph Lang on classical guitar with his son, Joey Dr. Lee Anderson THE FRUGAL MUSIC GOURMET Four finely voiced soloists, four stirring selections, some exquisite moments by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra AND an outstanding performance by the Philharmonic Chorale members. What more could anyone ask for? Saturday evenings program of great choral music at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts was just what the doctor ordered: a couple of blessed hours free from non-stop political yammering, all while trying to cope with day after day of grim economic news. If this seasons first performance by the newly revamped Philharmonic Center Chorale is any indication of the quality of performance choral music lovers may expect throughout the Phils 20th season, everyone should be smiling. The 70-voice chorale was truly top drawer, better than I have ever heard them before and theyve had some outstanding performances in the past.Doubtless everyone came to hear Mozarts Requiem. But that was only the second half of the program. The first half was equally tasty, consisting of three beautifully executed selections by George Frideric Handel: his familiar Coronation Anthem No. 1 from Zadok the Priest, his Coronation Anthem No. 2 and an exquisitely performed Silete Venti, featuring well-known local soprano Michele Byrd.Director of Chorales Jim Cochran (who holds a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music and is also director of music for Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church) conducted, and Assistant An evening of great choral music fills the PhilDirector of Chorales Brice Gerlach was organist for the program. I was very pleased to note that Mr. Gerlach (who also serves as director of music at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Naples) has just completed his doctorate in choral conducting from Indiana University. In addition to Ms. Byrd (who is married to Mr. Gerlach), three other hugely credentialed, fine voices joined forces with the chorale for a masterful production of Requiem: mezzo-soprano Leah Summers, tenor Bruce Ford and Morris White, bass. And what of the Requiem, Mozarts final masterpiece, unfinished at the time of his much too early demise, forever cloaked in mystery? Did Mozart know his death was imminent? Did he know he was penning his own Requiem? Was skullduggery afoot? Was he actually poisoned, as many have endlessly speculated, or did he succumb to any of a host of possible maladies extant at that time? Does the score, as finally completed by yet another composer, truly reflect Mozarts intent? Did anyone in the audience truly care about these questions of endless speculation by music historians, or did they simply elect to enjoy as did I the stellar performance playing out on stage? It was an evening of GREAT choral music. In the final analysis, that is all that counts. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH plongstreth@floridaweekly.comWolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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Help The Naples Players celebrate 55 years of shows and 10 years on stage at the state-of-the-art Sugden Community Theatre by stopping by for a free backstage tour, a slice of birthday cake and even a bit of entertainment between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 A&E C15 Boo Bash The Imaginariums annual Boo Bash happens Saturday, October 18, 10 am to 5 pm with activities 11 am 3 pmSpecial activities include: UPSCALE HOMESSun RealtyLuxury homes, affordable financing, premium locations. Free list w/ pics reveals ten best buys in your desired area and price range.www.BestBuysNaples.comFree recorded message888-862-5380ID# 4040 Delicious& Delivered e d Proud toserve southwest Florida2311SantaBarbaraBlvd. CapeCoral 239-458-8700 ReflectionsPkwy. @CypressLake FortMyers 239-590-9994 2700ImmokaleeRd. Naples 239-593-9499 1100ElJobeanRd. PortCharlotte Now Open!The Women of Lockerbie is a story of hope and healingThe Naples Players will hold open auditions for the mainstage production of Moon over the Brewery, a romantic comedy by Bruce Graham, on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1, at Sugden Community Theatre. The roles to be cast are one woman (35-55 years old), two men (40-60) and one girl (12). Anyone can try out, and no appointment is necessary. Filled with witty dialogue and likeable characters, Moon over the Brewery tells the story of struggling single mom, Miriam, and her highly precocious daughter, Amanda. A painter who makes ends meet as a waitress, Miriam is looking to meet the right man, but Amanda, with her barbed comments and snide criticisms, manages to scare away her mothers would-be suitors. Amanda even creates an imaginary The Women of Lockerbie, a poetic drama by Deborah Brevoort, is brought to the black box stage by The Naples Players on Wednesday, Oct. 29, for a four-week run. Written in the structure of a Greek tragedy and loosely based on a true incident, this drama tells the emotional story of loss, healing and hope. The women of Lockerbie, Scotland, site of the crash of Pan Am 103, are determined to convert an act of hatred into a message of love. Endowed with character, poetry and a core of touching emotion, (Time Out, London), the play brings new hope in a world witnessing continual acts of revenge (The Morning Herald) There is a lot of humor and some tears in The Naples Players production of this serious and stirring play. Directed by Anna Segreto, the cast includes Daniel Atkinson, Janina Birtolo, Debi Garnett, Bonnie Knapp, Dolores Fetters, Jeannine Hedberg and Tony Oteri. Jeff Weiss, sound and light designer for The Naples Players, has written original music to underscore the show. The staging is stylized and powerful and the intimate setting of the black box Tobye Studio enhances the production. The Women of Lockerbie runs Oct. 29 through Nov. 22, with performances Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students through age 18 and are available from The Naples Players Box Office at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue S., or by calling 263-7990 or visiting Audition for Moon over the BreweryOpen house NAPLES PLAYERS NEWS NOVEMBER 3 & 4TICKETS: $40ILYA ITIN PIANODMITRI BERLINSKY VIOLINBORISLAV STRULEV CELLOPROGRAM OF RACHMANINOV AND TCHAIKOVSKYINCLUDING TCHAIKOVSKY TRIO IN A MINOR, OP 50, FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO(IN MEMORY OF A GREAT ARTIST)SUGDEN THEATERBOX OFFICE 239-263-7990701 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH NAPLESWWW.CLASSICCHAMBERCONCERTS.ORG 239-434-8505CLASSIC CHAMBER CONCERTS PRESENTSRUSSIAN ROMANCE BORISLAV STRULEV DMITRI BERLINSKY ILYA ITIN friend, Randolph, to help her in her persecutions of her mothers hapless paramours until, that is, Warren comes along, seemingly the perfect foil for Amandas schemes, but somehow different from all the others. Director Paul Graffy will begin rehearsals on Monday, Nov. 24; the show runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 7.The audition begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the theater. Actors will be asked to read excerpts from the script, which is available at the Sugden Community Theatre box office for perusal for up to 72 hours (with a $20 deposit). Call the box office at 263-7990 to check for availability. For additional information, call 434-7340 ext. 10, or click on Moon over the Brewery at www. in 1953, The Naples Players is ranked as one of the Top Ten Community Theatres in the United States.


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First, you want to nd the home that perfectly meets your needs and desires, and secondly, you want to purchase this home for the lowest possible price. When you analyze those successful home buyers who have been able to purchase the home they want for thousands of dollars below a sellers asking price, some common denominators emerge. While the negotiating skills of your agent are important, there are three additional key factors that must come into play long before you ever submit an offer. This topic has been the subject of extensive analysis by industry experts, and a summary of their ndings, and a specic step-by-step purchase plan for homebuyers, can be found in a new special report called Homebuyers: How to Save Thousands of Dollars When You Buy. This free report outlines the psychology of how a seller sets their asking price, and gives you 3 simple steps to follow before you even set foot in a seller s home, which could help you to successfully slash thousands of dollars off the price of the home you want. For pre-recorded information about how to order your free copy of this report, call 1-888-862-5380 and enter 4014 (talk to no one). Call now to nd out how you can save thousands of dollars when you buy a home. Naples Botanical Garden announces Kraft Construction is the corporate sponsor of the Gardens 2008-09 season of events. Kraft is known as the builder of our community, so it is natural that they have joined with us to lay a strong foundation for the Gardens events, said Brian Holley, executive director. Kraft is the Gardens partner on the expansion currently under way and was presenting sponsor of last years golf tournament, Holley added. The 2008-09 season includes the Fifth Annual Hats in the Garden coming up Wednesday, Nov. 12. The largest fundraiser of the Gardens social season is nearly sold out; those wishing to attend should contact Lisa Juliano at 643-7275 or In addition to Hats in the Garden, the Kraft sponsorship will support the Seventh Annual Trunk Show in the Garden Thursday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, and the Ninth Annual Swing into Spring Golf Tournament on Monday, April 6. Currently closed to the general public because of the expansion project, Naples Botanical Garden is poised to become one of the worlds great gardens. A team of nationally and internationally recognized leaders in landscape architecture, horticulture and green building design have created an elaborate mosaic of themed gardens featuring the plants and cultures of Asia, Brazil, the Caribbean and Southwest Florida. In addition, a hands-on childrens garden will include an interactive planting area and will recreate seven child-sized Southwest Florida habitats. The new Garden is due to open in late 2010. For information on events, the Garden expansion and free, pre-registered visit dates throughout the expansion, call 643-7275 or go to, where the Garden is virtually open. The Sanibel Island Writers Conference welcomes any aspiring writer who wants to create new work or refine a project already in progress. This years conference takes place Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 6-9, at BIG ARTS on Sanibel. Attendees participate in a variety of morning workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, childrens literature, memoir, songwriting, and creative nonfiction. Afternoon panels include workshops in publishing, freelance writing, journalism and the creative process. Each evening will feature readings and book signings with two to three authors, as well as a musical performance on Saturday night. Keynote speaker Sena Jeter Naslund is author of New York Times bestselling novels Ahabs Wife, Abundance, Four Spirits and Sherlock in Love, and the short story collection The Disobedience of Water. Naslund is writer in residence at the University of Louisville, program director of the Spalding University brief-residency MFA in writing and the current Kentucky Poet Laureate. Recipient of the Harper Lee Award and the Southeastern Library Association Fiction Award, she is cofounder of The Louisville Review and Fleur-de-Lis Press. Conference presenters include celebrated writers Lynne Barrett, Jim Brock, Ron Carlson, John Dufresne, Beth Ann Fennelly, William Giraldi, William Greenway, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Mary Beth Lundgren, John McNally, Leonard Nash, Neal Pollack, Michael Steinberg and Ian Vasquez.Literary agents Eve Bridburg and Christopher Schelling will discuss how they recruit clients and manage their careers. Literary editors Camille Cline, Jeanne Leiby and Jocelyn Bartkevicius will hold panels on choosing which authors to publish, and how much they edit.John K. Samson, leader of the band The Weakerthans and co-founder/managing editor of Arbiter Ring Publishing, will conduct a three-day songwriting workshop and conclude the nightly reading series with a Saturday evening concert that is open to the public. Conference registration of $350 includes all workshops, panels, lectures and readings. Registration is limited to 150 participants on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets for nightly readings will be sold to the general public through BIG ARTS and at the door. For an additional $50, participants can meet privately with a writer or editor to discuss a maximum of 10 pages of a pre-submitted manuscript. Space is limited for individual manuscript consultations.Director of the conference is Tom DeMarchi, instructor in the Florida Gulf Coast University College of Arts and Sciences. Registration forms are available at How does the Garden grow?If youve always wanted to writeNaples Botanical Garden welcomes Kraft Construction as seasons sponsor SPECIAL TO NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA rendering of the entry pool plans for the botanical garden.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 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@ Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition 1. Paula Allen and Linda Ralston 2. Jan Szejko and Getrude Gilmore 3. Patricia Picascro and Kathy Messinna 4. Mike Valle and Elizabeth Neddo 5. Phil Wood, Mary Popiolek and Jim Scartz 6. Ani Benjamin and Eric Kingsly 7. Tracy Tucker and Kim Mueller1 2 3 4 5 67Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 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. DAVID MICHAELS / FLORIDA WEEKLY

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 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@ or mail them to Florida Weekly, 4300 Ford Street, Suite 106 Fort Myers, FL 33916. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned. Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1. Nancy Cooper, Jo and Jennifer Ariola 2. Helen and Ted Bolstad 3. Robert and Phyllis Weathorbee 4. Mike and Melanie Genderon 5. Diane Lepola 6. Joe MaGuire, Jessica Walsh, Diane and Len Eckart 7. Robin and Phil Calabrese4 1Bonita Springs Chamber Chairmans Annual Gala at the Hyatt envelo pe i f you would like pho tos returned 7 6 5 3 2JERRY SMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLY


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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 Wine lovers tend to gravitate to one another. Ive seen this first-hand as I recently noticed that almost all of my close friends choose wine over beer or more potent spirits. Although I dont lack for drinking companions, I find the concept of a wine club appealing and so, apparently, do a lot of other people. Why not just sit around the living room with friends and drink? Because whether youre a novice or a long-time devotee, clubs provide a great way to learn more and find still more friends with like palates. There are several clubs around Southwest Florida, ranging from those that cost nothing to join to those that require an investment of some degree. Heres a sampling of clubs operating in the area. If you dont see one that suits you, check with your local wine purveyor to see if there are others that might be a better match. And if that doesnt pan out, you can always start your own. Naples Tomato Wine ClubThis club has 4,000 members. Theres no charge to join. All you have to do is provide your e-mail address. Events include wine dinners and wine tastings. Members can purchase featured wines through a retail partner that works with the club. We send out special promotions to members, often involving specially featured wines on our enomatic dispensers, says Robert Fairbrother, general manager of Naples Tomato. For example, one recent promotion rewarded members who put a balance of $1,000 on their enomatic wine dispenser debit cards with another $500 worth of credit. Members could then use that $1,500 to enjoy any of the dozens of wines Naples Tomato dispenses through its enomatic machines. The wine club exposes members to a broader spectrum of wines than they might ordinarily find on their own, Mr. Fairbrother said. Naples Tomato, 14700 Tamiami Trail, Naples, 598-9800, or www. Commanderie de Bordeaux aux tatsUnis dAmrique Devoted to Bordeaux wines, this international group has some 1,100 U.S. members, including about 32 in the Naples chapter. The initiation fee is $2,000, which buys a share in the groups 1,700-bottle collection; the $500 annual dues are used to replace wine consumed at the groups events. Each year, the club holds four lunches for members and three dinners for members and their wives at restaurants and clubs such as Bleu Provence, Mediterra and Colliers Reserve. At each one, they sample several Bordeaux, along with a white wine or champagne. Not only do you get to drink great wines, you learn a lot about them, Mr. Beronja says. You trade information. We have some people who are really good at pairing food and wine and you learn all of that. The Commanderie also has great camaraderie. Its a nice group and a good way to spend a day a month with other wine lovers. Admission by nomination. Contact Don Baumgartner at 352-1558 for details. Austins Wine CellarMembership in this wine stores club is free. As at Naples Tomato, members join by supplying e-mail or snail mail addresses. In return, they receive a monthly newsletter. Events include two wine seminars per month, limited to about 12 people. Participants learn about the district, viticulture and regulations of the featured wines and taste several varieties from the featured district. Our seminars are designed for wine lovers with a wide range of knowledge and experience, owner Frank Pulice says, adding beginners as well as more seasoned members enjoy them. The newsletter also lets members know about wine dinners, special promotions and fun facts about their favorite beverage. Austins Wine Cellar, 12377 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, (239) 2757200 or New Leaf Wine ClubClub membership is open to residents of Bonita Bay Groups nine communities. Monthly wine classes take place in various clubs, followed by tastings during which participants learn about the winemaking, growing and individual terroir of each wine. When the winemakers are available, they often conduct the classes. We are committed to providing a unique experience for our members, says Eric Truglas, Bonita Bay Groups director of club operations. The winemakers can add something special to the class and that is a passion for their wine. They put their sweat and blood into the wine. The club also sponsors an annual trip to a popular wine destination. Last year, 20 couples went on an Austrian wine tour; the next trip heads to Napa Valley, where Bonita Bay Group has partnered with the Vintners Collective, which represents about 25 boutique wineries in Napa Valley. These wineries are special because you cannot purchase the wines at local wine shops, Mr. Truglas says. Most of the wineries do not have tasting rooms, so this is a centralized location in downtown Napa for tasting their products. Another bonus for club members: wine dinners attended by the winemakers. Our tastings and dinners are always booked, says Mr. Truglas. Wine helps bring our members together. Residents can obtain details about the club through the food and beverage director at their development. jimMcCRACKEN JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Naples Tomato wine loungeWine clubs help broaden oenophiles palates, social circles VINO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Ill confess to a degree of skepticism the first time I visited Escargot 41. It is, after all, tucked into the non-descript Park Shore Shopping Center, its front window no different from dozens of others. But as I entered, I felt much as Alice must have when she stepped through the looking glass into an entirely different world. This one appears to be smack in the midst of a well-to-do Parisian neighborhood, with a bakers dozen round tables, each dressed with a white lace tablecloth. Sheer, lacy curtains shield customers from the real world beyond. The walls are chicly clad in broad stripes of cream and burgundy. A towering wooden wine rack dominates the back wall. Edith Piaf sings plaintively in the background. It all adds up to a warm, intimate setting that perfectly matches the hospitality of the staff and serves as a fine backdrop for the superb food conjured up in the kitchen. Before we get to the food, lets talk about the wine list. Its depth and range would be worthy of a far larger restaurant. For one so petite, its 700-plus selections, with noteworthy choices in all prices ranges, are both remarkable and praiseworthy, albeit a bit daunting. My knowledgeable and eagle-eyed consort (and Florida Weeklys Vino columnist) spied a French white that suited us as well as our two dinner companions. A premier cru, the Domaine Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot Vielles Vignes 2005 had a mildly grassy nose, a creamy texture with subtle floral and spicy notes. It paired most amiably with our varied selection of appetizers and entrees. The meal began with an amus of carrot soup with a dollop of sour cream. Thick and savory, it was served in lovely espresso-sized china cups that were ideal for sipping.Escargot 41 may have the distinction of offering the most expensive appetizer to be found in Naples: The consomm descargots perigourdine is priced at $149.95 and consists of a whole French winter black truffle garnished with duck foie gras, six extra large escargots in duck consomm with Barbarito Sercial vintage 1978 Madeira finished with 24 karat gold leaf. Given the wealth of rare ingredients, Im not sure whether Id eat it or secure it in a safe deposit box.We settled for more modestly priced selections, including Peters Fricassee 41, lobster bisque and smoked salmon, all of which were artfully presented and excellently prepared. The bisque was a classic rendition, with a rich lobster flavor enhanced by just a touch of cream and sherry. The salmon, cured in sea salt then coated in coffee and smoked, came thinly sliced with traditional accompaniments of onions, capers, sour cream and toast points (tucked into a linen napkin to keep them warm). Although the coffee may seem an odd ingredient, it wasnt evident beyond adding richness to the smoky flavor of the salmon. The menu promised that Peters Fricassee 41 was unique and surprising, and it was both. Three egg cups held egg shells, their tops carefully removed, then refilled with scrambled eggs, escargots, champagne sauce, tomatoes and herbs, each crowned with a pastry puff top. Using a miniature spoon, I mounded the fricassee into the pastry puffs and delighted in the imaginative mix of textures and flavors. Entrees were as flawless as the appetizers. A light tarragon potato crust and delicate Key lime beurre blanc brought to life the delicate Chilean sea bass on which it was served. A nightly special, yellowtail snapper in a lemon butter and caper sauce, was simple and elegant. Even an ordinary chicken breast became a delicacy when sauted with mushrooms, sausage, garlic and baby shrimp then dressed in a creamy brown sauce. Duck has almost become a clich on French menus, but chef Patrick Fevrier shows his creative and artful touch by rubbing it with garlic salt, roasting it so that the skin is crisp but not burned, the flesh beneath still moist. The finishing touch is a savory plum port wine sauce pooled beneath the duck, so that it doesnt mar that perfect crisp skin. We finished by sharing a heart-shaped and heavenly crme brulee and a superb raspberry souffl that virtually dissolved on the tongue, leaving only a sweet, fruity essence behind. Even the coffee service was charming, poured tableside from bone china pots into bone china cups, with white and turbinado sugar cubes offered in a covered bowl. Throughout the almost three hours during which we dined, various members of the staff attended to our needs, although a charming young French woman appeared to be our primary server. Co-owner Jackie Fevrier is as adept a hostess as her husband is a chef. She welcomes newcomers and regulars with aplomb, assists them in navigating the wine list, introduces the chef after dinner and manages to make each guest feel appreciated. Like many other customers, we lingered after our meal was done, reluctant to leave this charming little world the Fevriers have created and return to the larger, lessthan-perfect one whence we came. If you go Escargot 41>>Hours: 5:30-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday >>Reservations: Recommended >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: appetizers $6.95-$149.95; entrees, $17.95-$32.95 >>Beverages: Beer and an impressive wine list featuring more than 700 selections >>Seating: Conventional tables and chairs >>Specialties of the house: escargots Bourguignone, bow n American caviar, lobster bisque, smoked salmon, Chilean sea bass in tarragon potato crust, beef tenderloin with anchovy butter >>Volume: Low to moderate >>Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 4339 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 793-5000 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Culinary treasures abound within well-hidden Escargot 41 karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE This ethereal souffl possesses a vibrant raspberry flavor, enhanced by raspberry sauce. Yellowtail snapper, a nightly special, shines in a simple but elegant lemon butter and caper sauce. We need your gold! We need your gold!We Pay More We Pay More The Friendliest Store In The World! 877.591.2645 NW Corner of Pine Ridge & Airport Paradise Jewelry n t l y pr ep are d T h e a c l assic ren d ir ich lobster e d by just am a nd al mon, s alt cof k ed i c ed o n al e n ts p er s, a nd u cked n ap kin m warm ) coffee ma y in g re d ient, it t b ddd nd a ddm ok k k y ed d d d gg s, b eca m s a ut s a u s T h is e th e r ea l souffl po ss es se s a c hina p ots int o white and offered T hr th r e w h m a t a y a m Fe ho s a c h e c omer s apl om b g ating the w i che f a f ter dinner ai l snapper, h tly spei nes i n e but ant o n e r d e r e. Peters Fricassee 41 is one of seven snail dishes available at Escargot 41. The snails are dressed in a champagne sauce served over scrambled eggs served in egg shells and topped with a puff pastry.


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