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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 The entire history of the United States can be stripped down to seven crucial days. With apologies to those who know their history better than I, let me name them. But first Ill state the obvious: On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Americans face the eighth crucial day crucial, because so much is now at stake for our country. For that reason, Im breaking my own precedent. At the end of this column, Ill tell you exactly how Im going to vote and what I hope you do, too. Day one, May 22, 1782: George Washington refuses to accept a crown and become King, following a proposal by military commanders. Day two, Nov. 6, 1860: The American people elect Abraham Lincoln as president, to meet the most momentous test ever faced by an American leader.Day three, Nov. 8, 1932: The American people elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the darkest moment of the Great Depression.Day four, Aug. 5, 1945: Harry Truman decides to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and then on Nagasaki (Aug. 9), to end World War II. Day five, Sept. 5, 1957: Dwight D. Eisenhower decides to desegregate schools at the point of a gun, in Little Rock, Ark. Day six, July 2, 1964: Lyndon Johnson decides to end the American apartheid by signing the Civil Rights Act. Day seven, Dec. 10, 1987: Ronald Reagan wins Mikhail Gorbachevs agreement to sign the first treaty to reduce nuclear arms. Although Americans have made many other course-altering decisions, those seven days strike me as the gold standards. Directly or indirectly, we the people bear responsibility since we elected those leaders.Now we must decide again, at an extraordinarily dangerous moment. This is not a time for anger, recrimination, or small-minded allegiances; for faux exhaustion; for whining about the process or the media; for complaining about the liberals or the conservatives. And this is not a time for indecision. (Uncertainty and trepidation are inevitable byproducts of any crucial day, but neither can excuse pettiness or a failure to act.) Instead, this is a time for remembering Lincolns prescription: Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong. A reader told me recently that she cant often tell which side I take where I stand as a columnist. I tend to see sides the way I see beef. Hanging bloody and fresh, each side offers opportunities to chew the fat. But now Ill tell you exactly where I stand, and why. The why is simple. Im a conservative, in the classic sense of the Latin word conservare, meaning to save (with), or to conserve. Let me remind you of Lincoln, again, conserving his eternally contemporary vision: The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. We must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. As it stands, were enthralled by a $10.33 trillion debt that will become the straitjacket of our children. We owe $700 billion for foreign oil. Weve yet to kill Osama bin Laden (with an axe, preferably) and were losing control of the war in Afghanistan because so much of our muscle remains in Iraq. Weve spawned a generation of nowexperienced fascists there who hate us. Our housing market has imploded and our health care is tattered and sometimes second-class. Our status in the world is now at a two-century low. Weve taken no significant steps to alter our dependence on fossil fuels, and weve eviscerated the federal agencies that protect the environment and us. Weve abandoned the long-term interests of our farmers, our ranchers and our commercial fishermen (and thus ourselves). We have no plan how to handle the emerging and militaristic Russia, or what to do with the immense but still wobbly China. Therefore, while Im a conservative, Im also a liberal, from the Latin word liber, meaning free. I want to be free at last of those problems. And if not me, my children. So Im voting for John McCain for hero. If he wins the election, Ill support him. But Im voting for Barack Obama for president. Im voting for a man disenthralled (to use Lincolns expression) from the designs and mechanisms of the Bush administration. Unlike John McCain, he did not support most of the actions that will inevitably hurt my children, my nephews and my nieces, along with yours, for years to come. Ive known two or three men who were true war heroes, like McCain (and a lot more who were decorated combat veterans of uncommon valor). One was my uncle, B.F. Nash, a rancher who rarely talked about the war he fought across the South Pacific, beginning at Guadalcanal. Once he slipped ashore for many weeks onto a tiny island held by 5,000 Japanese soldiers (Kolombangara, earning him the distinction of being the only American who operated behind Japanese lines in World War II). There, while tracked by them, he reported the ship, troop and plane movements of a much larger Japanese force. As McCain did, he endured unspeakable burdens. I loved him, I admired him, and I would not have voted for him to be president. Abe Lincoln and Barack Obama are not war heroes, like John McCain or my uncle Franklin. But Lincoln, imperfect though he was, came to epitomize the greatest American leadership. For all of us, he should now model our thinking on Nov. 4. Therefore, wherever you stand on that eighth crucial day, I urge you to stand with Lincoln. With malice toward none, he advised. With charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Eighth Day
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION The exaggerated demise of Anglo-Saxon capitalismThe gloating didnt last long. Earlier this fall, German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck proclaimed that Anglo-Saxon capitalism is finished. Steinbrueck stuck it to the hated Anglo-Saxon capitalists just in time before he got too distracted by the exigencies of managing a $681 billion program to re-finance distressed German banks. Germanys second-largest commercial real estate lender, Hypo Real Estate, apparently didnt realize risky practices during the great credit bubble were inherently un-Germanic. Its loans exceeded its deposit base by 8-1 or more, and the German government had to swoop in with a $67 billion rescue as it neared collapse. The same kind of overleveraging, risky loans, toxic securities and realestate bubble that has rocked the American financial system infected Europe, which is why European schadenfreude quickly turned to desperate and (until now) poorly coordinated attempts to shore up Europes banks. So far, only one country has been taken down by the financial crisis, and that is poor little Iceland, brought to its knees by bank failures. The end of Norse capitalism? The rush to declare the death of the system of sophisticated finance and robust free-market economics pioneered in Britain and exemplified by the United States has many motives. Euro-bureaucrats have always hated its out-of-control dynamism. Democrats here at home pile on in hopes of creating an overweening Euro-style regulatory state, while conservatives proclaim the advent of socialism in shock and horror at the scale of government intervention in this crisis. All of this isnt socialism, however, but emergency measures to preserve credit, the lifeblood of capitalism. The Wall Street axiom that the markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent applies particularly to banks, which cant exist without market confidence. The architect of the American economic system, Alexander Hamilton, acted just as aggressively to prop up the banks during a panic in 1792, although on a much smaller scale. In so doing, he saved the U.S. financial revolution that fueled the young countrys economic rise. By the 1820s, the United States caught up to England in per capita output. Financial panics arent new as economic historian John Steele Gordon has noted, theyve occurred about every 20 years throughout American history. Neither are financial bailouts. The savings and loan and the Long Term Capital Management bailouts didnt denote the end of American capitalism. If the Treasury and the Fed, along with their counterparts around the globe, have acted quickly and boldly enough, they will have forestalled economic calamity. Then, we will still face a sharp recession, but we have weathered those before. We can return swiftly to economic growth, as long as the necessary post-crisis regulatory tune-up doesnt lurch into suffocating overkill. The daily dose of dire news shouldnt obscure the fact that open, dynamic capitalism gave us a quarter-century of nearly uninterrupted economic growth. It is the system that most accords with individual freedom and over the long term creates the most efficient and productive use of resources. Just wait. Well be back, and through gritted teeth, the Europeans will watch the Anglo-Saxons rise again. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYA little more than two weeks ago, when Barack Obama and John McCain met for the second presidential debate, Sen. Obama spoke up for his alternative-energy plan by invoking perhaps this nations greatest achievement: Now, when JFK said were going to the moon in 10 years, nobody was sure how to do it, but we understood that, if the American people make a decision to do something, it gets done.This week, India, which started its space program in the same year that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the U.S. flag on the lunar surface, launched its own mission to the moon. Unlike Apollo 11, the Indian Chandrayaan spacecraft that lifted off from an island in the Bay of Bengal last week was not manned, but it does reflect a national spirit that our country once possessed, and which we will fail to reclaim at our own peril.How to define that spirit? Some inside and outside of India have been critical of the Chandrayaan moon shot, saying that even at its relatively modest $78 million price tag, the cost of the mission represents an expenditure that the country can little afford, given the fact that millions of its inhabitants still live in conditions of crushing poverty. But the missions advocates point to Chandrayaan as a first step toward scientific goals that are worthy of the expenditure. Some of these goals are of a practical nature, such as determining the prevalence of helium-3, a rare isotope that could be used as an energy source, and constructing a three-dimensional map of the lunar surface, which could facilitate future missions for mining lunar resources such as this. And some of these goals serve pure science, such as experiments designed to learn more about the moons origins. They also point to the burgeoning space programs of China and Japan, and emphasize Indias need to prove itself worthy of a share of the growing market for launching private satellites. All these goals, poetic and prosaic, add up to vision long-term, beyondthe-immediate-horizon vision. This is the kind of vision that is given much lip service in our own political rhetoric. But when it comes to practice, some in America have said in recent years that we cant afford it, just as some are still saying that now not in the midst of a Global War on Terrorism, not as we face the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, not as we In 1962, President Kennedy called upon America to put a man on the moon and return him safely, among other goals, not because they are easy but because they are hard. In the years that followed, our nation fought the Vietnam War and launched, in the Great Society, one of its most ambitious social programs. We saw our society divided over issues of race and war. And yet, in 1969, president Kennedys goal saw fruition. The lesson is not only that we as a nation can achieve great things even in difficult times, but that our ambition to achieve great things is a necessary engine of progress. Despite what we might like to tell ourselves, America has never had a monopoly on this kind of forward-looking spirit. But there was a time when we surely had the worlds largest supply of it. Indias own reach into space serves as a much-needed reminder that, at the start of this new century, the rest of the world is catching up. And if America wishes to stay great, we need to discover once again the ambition to not only survive the present but also capture and define the future. GUEST OPINION The world catches up danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 Looking death in the eye, every day15 MINUTES Bert Goodsell, reed-thin, brown-eyed, pony-tailed and about 6-feet tall, arrived in Naples from meat-and-potatoes country, Cleveland, Ohio. They see me as just another working guy, working for a living, he says of his family there. Which is sort of how Bert sees himself, too. But at 38, Bert is anything but a working stiff. Hes sitting in a small conference room at Avow Hospice in Naples, talking about the work hes done for 14 years. His dad worked for a tire company, his brothers are truck drivers and mechanics, his wife, Anita Fiunara, is a bartender at Capri. And Bert? Just an ordinary hospice nurse. The morning is quiet behind all that history, as mornings often are. Outside, the weather is brisk and clear. Somewhere, somebody is coming into the world. Somewhere else, somebody is going out of it. A public relations person is sitting right in the middle of it all, listening to Bert describe his job. Its exactly what you think. Every single working day, Bert knocks at deaths door. When it answers, he looks it right in the eye. If death could speak English, their conversation would go like this. Bert: Morning, Mr. D., how you doin? Death: Im doing well, Bert, thank you. Working. You know the drill. But I dont have a lot of time. How may I help you? Bert: Mind if I come in? Death: Not at all. Come in. Ill be doing my thing, as you know. Thats Bert. Polite. Easy going. But under it all, nerves of steel. My view of death has changed, Bert says. I sort of fell into hospice work. My first job out of Kent State (University), as a nurse, I worked at Akron City Hospital, a big, inner-city hospital, and I got a little familiar with it. Now I see death as just a part of life, like anything like getting married, or having children. Bert, are you afraid of death? No, not at all. Im afraid of doctors, because they dont know what I know. I think, Youd better give me what I need when its my time, because if you dont, Im coming back and haunt you. Bert grins, imagining how much fun that would be. What he knows, experience taught him. He marches to the beat of the palliative caretaker, rather than the much more common curative caretaker which is where doctors usually are. (And, Bert admits, where they should be, at least most of the time.) So doctors are often reluctant to administer morphine in copious quantities to patients who are not only out of time, but in terrible pain. Morphines a great drug, because it does two things, Bert explains. One, it relaxes a person and takes the pain away. And two, it relaxes the blood vessels and muscles. Of course, (eventually) it forces the respiratory drive down to nothing, but if its used appropriately, it can often make you breathe much more easily. That way, youre thinking and talking, not panicking and struggling. Bert sees the evidence of all this frequently, he explains. But not before he arrives at the office, meets for an hour with his fellow nurses so they can divide up assignments for the day, and then moves out to the homes of the dying. Reaching the far end of their long journey, those souls have called hospice for help, or have been referred to hospice by doctors or family members who think its time. Thats when Bert really goes to work. My job is to get patients comfortable, he says. They have no other options, theyre going into the dying process, but if I can change the way they do that physically or emotionally then Ive done my job. Sometimes the job involves crisis calls. Bert has to prepare himself for what he might see, and he has to think pragmatically about what hes going to need when he gets where hes going. There are pain issues. There might be shortness of breath, they might be constipated or nauseous, he says. Respiratory distress in particular, as Bert calls it, can be terrifying, just as acute pain can be so debilitating that a patient cant think or communicate. Berts work is a coin with two sides, one good and one bad. He had a patient, a mother of two young kids, in so much pain she hadnt been able to talk to them for a couple weeks, and the end was near. So finally the doctors relented, and he gave her morphine. Within three hours, she could talk to her children and her husband. It was so good, he remembers. And more often than not, it goes that way. But not always.There was a woman, too young, 32... my wife still remembers her name, because I used to wake up screaming it, with nightmares. She had kids. She did not go easy into that good night.Bert paraphrases the Dylan Thomas poem without a pause. The poem itself begins like this: Do not go gentle into that good night/ Old age should burn and rave at close of day/ Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Thats not how Bert sees it. Hed go with John Donne, probably, when confronting death:From rest and sleep, which but they pictures be, much pleasure. Then from thee, much more must flowNot pain, not terror, and not rage, not if Bert Goodsell has anything to do with it. But the blessed flow of rest and sleep. When you can turn it around, when you can see them relax and breathe easy thats the best thing, Bert says. BY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com Bert GoodsellPHOTO ROGER WILLIAMS GCO Carpet Outlet(239) 434-5252Don't pay more... Get more. TILE Davis Blvd.Radio RoadAirport Pulling Road 84 GCO Carpet Outlet 41 16x16 Ceramic TileStarting at$179per sq ftInstallation available 20x20 Ceramic TileStarting at$189per sq ftInstallation available 18x18 Porcelain TileStarting at$249per sq ftInstallation available Death, be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so John Donne, Holy Sonnet 10
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 waters, theyre running about $18 a pound for the large, in Publix supermarkets up and down the southwest coast. That all sounds good. The crabs are there and the catch is fair: On opening day, Oct. 15, Capt. Kit Johnson brought 1,000 pounds back to the docks along Camelia Street in Everglades City aboard his boat Kit-Kat, named for his daughter.Other commercial stone crabbers, all of them either Mr. Johnsons friends or relatives (which is the nature of this business), recorded catches in the hundreds of pounds, says Mack Collins, Mr. Johnsons nephew and a third-generation fisherman. His father, Richard Collins, and older brother, Richard Jr., both fish, too.At 31, Mack Collins has been fishing since he graduated from the school across the street. Its a K through 12, and I went K through 12, like everybody else, he says, grinning. Then I started this. Theres nothing else Id ever want to do. Except work more than he does these days. Although hes licensed to run out 700800 traps, each weighing 50-60 pounds and made of either plastic or wood (theyre the old-time traps), he cant work them all the time this year. If he catches stone crabs every day, they just wont sell, he explains. Thats the worst part of Mr. Collins job. The best part is the sense of freedom, being on the water, and the brotherhood with other fishermen, he says. But things arent what they seem, in spite of the freedom, the water or the numbers, which look impressive. In 2007, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Floridas commercial stone crabbers harvested roughly what the oyster industry did some 3 million pounds while blue crabbers brought in 10 million pounds. The blue crabbers grossed $10 million, or about $1 a pound, while the oystermen grossed $7 million, or about $2.33 a pound. And the stone crabbers averaged more than $8.80 a pound in gross sales, which amounted to about $26.5 million. But that was then. This year, the crabs might be there but the buyers arent, at least not in the same degree. Sales are down, says Ron Brooks, standing in the open bay of Ernest Hamiltons Stone Crabs, a processing building less than 200 yards from the docks where Mr. Johnson, Mr. Collins and others keep their boats. Were catchin em. But were having a hard time sellin em, he adds. Its the economy, of course, and crabbers are not immune.Eat at JoesAn alligator floats 30 yards out beyond the dock where Mr. Brooks waits. A master of the impervious (unlike crabbers), the gator ignores Mr. Brooks, the boats tied off at nearby docks, the economy, and the price of fuel (crab boats require 100-150 gallons a day, depending on where they go, which means captains will spend hundreds of dollars a day just to get there and back). And the alligator couldnt care less about the fact that the crabs are out there in abundance this year, but the buyers are not.Mr. Brooks, though, is neither impervious to a weak market nor entirely pleased. He manages the sprawling docks and tin buildings where crab claws are brought in, processed and shipped out. His boss, and the property owner, is the high-tourist, high-dollar business known as Joes Stone Crab, based in Miami. For that outfit, with restaurants or outlets not only in Miami but also in Chicago and Las Vegas, Mr. Brooks and his crew cook, cool, weigh and sort the catch harvested by eight boats. Most of those boats are in the 43to 48-foot range; all of them are licensed by the FWCC to operate hundreds of traps each, on average, through stone crab claw season Oct. 15 through May 15. Dressed in blue jeans, boots and a white T-shirt, Mr. Brooks looks at his watch and nods to Michael Kelley, one of the workers who will help bring in the great wire baskets of claws. Each basket stands about waist high, with a diameter of roughly 4 feet, and can hold 200-300 pounds. Friday night, theyre staying out, he says simply. That means the boat captains and their crews of two or three will bring in everything they can, since they wont be fishing the weekend at least not for stone crabs. Theyll sell their catch to Joes through Mr. Brooks, and within hours or a day the seas sweetest meat will be gracing stores and restaurants in Miami and across the country. While Mr. Brooks waits for the crabbers to return they start about 4 a.m. each working day music begins to sound from the Camelia Street Grill next door, which buys its claws, along with grouper, pompano and whatever else might be available, from Mr. Brooks. On this evenings menu, four large claws offered as an hors doeuvre run $14.95, and seem to be popular among a small crowd. If they can sell what they bring in to the dock, the crabbers will do ok even though theyre limited to working three or four days a week, simply because they wont sell more than they can catch in that time. Theyll be paid by the size of the claw they deliver, like everybody else all the way up the stone crab food chain. At Hamiltons, says Brooks, crabbers get $4.25 a pound for medium claws, $6.50 for the large, and $9 a pound for the size above that. Bart Stokes, who pilots his boat right up behind Mr. Collins at 5 p.m., points out that hurricanes, in particular, can damage the fishery, reducing the catches to weights that offer only barely survivable incomes. That happened in recent years, but now the country is enduring an economic hurricane of sorts and that means the crabbers get hit, too. Were getting about half what we could get three years ago, Mr. Stokes says. And the cost of operating has about doubled.Family traditionThe history of fishing families here collides with the economics to produce a curve-ball variation on hard times, as well. Standing in the open bay at Hamiltons, Mr. Stokes describes how that happened, while Mr. Brooks, a veteran of the Marine Corps and Vietnam who grew up in Illinois and arrived here 35 years ago, listens quietly. First Mr. Stokes says, fishing families were hobbled when the government expanded the boundaries of the vast Everglades National Park and changed the rules about fishing in it for commercial fishermen. Then, just over a decade ago and under huge pressure from the powerful and wealthy sports fishing lobby, Florida legislators established a net ban. They never came down here and looked. They dont know how it works, Mr. Stokes says. Like many others, he could no longer fish in waters that he, his father, his grandfather and two earlier generations of family fishermen had all plied for a living, especially for mullet. Theres also a 10-mile limit (on the east coast its only 3 miles), which Mr. Stokes cant fish inside. All of it takes him away from both his true calling and his talent, which is net fishing. But for something you do for somebody else, this isnt bad, he concludes, noting that he still net fishes within the limited confines of that work. And if the government and what Stokes characterizes as the liberal media stay out of the way, there may be a sixth generation fishing on the water, too. Which would be good not only for the Stokes family, but for the public as well, since theyd get to eat the catch. His 14-year-old son, a student in the school backed up to within 50 yards of their boat, the Mine and Yours, fishes with his dad sometimes all night. The boy is on the honor roll at school, as well, which suggests just how tough he is. Im really proud of him, Mr. Stokes says. Which just goes to show you one thing: You cant count on the weather, you cant count on the crabs, and your sure-asshootin cant count on the economy. But you can count on the pride and grit and the enduring tradition of Everglade Citys stone crabbers. CRABSFrom page 1 JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYMike Kelley dumps the crab claws as Rita LaRue spreads them out to separate the keepers from the rejects. Pride and toughness seem to characterize crabbers and shing families but so do other traits that often de ne hard-working people, like good cheer and friendliness, and a talent for pragmatic ef ciency. Michael Kelley, for example, has lived in Everglades City since he was 8 hes now 26. He went to the city school near the Camelia Street docks, and his parents work at the seafood market just down the road, one as a cook and the other as a waitress. Hed probably be shing, he says, but for one small problem: I get seasick, even if I get on a boat for a few minutes. But Mr. Kelley relishes his work. Its hard, gritty and fast. I love it, yeah, I love this job, he announces with a huge grin, just before grabbing a shovel. He worked construction until the market crashed, and two years ago started at Hamiltons. When the baskets of crabs are of oaded into the tin building, hes there to help Ron Brooks put them through the process. First, the baskets are lowered into a huge vat of boiling water the temperature has to be 212 degrees, says Mr. Brooks, who sticks a thermometer into it and measures it and left for a few minutes. Then the baskets are hoisted out of the boil and lowered into the cool another huge vat of water. After a few more minutes, the basket is lifted, Mr. Kelley sprays the claws and then runs a forklift up to a pallet where the crab basket is settled, and transports it about 50 feet into an cavernous, ice-cold room. There, he puts the claws on ice until they can be sorted. That happens the next morning, and Mr. Kelley will be part of that process, too. On Saturday morning, Jami Stokes, 23, the niece of sherman Bart Stokes, stands with two other talented sorters and weighers at a table equipped with scales for each worker. Everybody in the warehouse acknowledges that Ms. Stokes is the world champion weigher, as Mr. Brooks calls her. It comes naturally, she says, since she grew up in a shing family. And I like being one of the guys, she adds. Sorters stand at the table in front of their scales while Mr. Kelley unloads a basket of crabs onto the stainless steel surface. To get the harvest to this point ready for the scales and for packaging shermen have raised the traps, which are baited mostly with pig feet or sh heads, and dumped the living crabs. Then they box them, says Mr. Brooks, describing the little tool, a box, they use to restrain the crab while they break off the leg, twisting it so no injury is done. Those claws are powerful. They can break a nger, he explains. So you get pinched about once, and you pay attention after that. The crew deftly boxes them, plucks off the leg if it meets the state mandate for size a minimum of 2.75 inches and throws the living creature back, where (they hope) the crab will grow another claw by the next year. Females with eggs are left alone and thrown back intact, since its easier for the crab to feed on shell sh and other foods, and to protect itself, with two claws. When the sorting and weighing start, so does an elegant choreography of eye-and-hand coordination, concentration and intense effort. Ms. Stokes, Larry LaRue, the man who taught her, and others can judge a crab claw instantly, but they dont rely on their instincts. They grab from the pile, slap the claw onto the digital scale and then throw it sideways into the air, like a Harlem Globetrotter executing a fancy pass. Each claw lands in a box designated for its size. The sizes run like this, Ms. Stokes explains: A claw weighing less than 2.5 ounces is a medium; 2.5 to 2.9 is a six; 3.0 to 4.9 is a large; 5.0 to 6.9 is a jumbo, and anything as massive as 7 ounces or larger is called an XXL. Wearing a T-shirt that proclaims, Save a horse, Ride a cowboy, Ms. Stokes is joyous about her job. While her boyfriend looks on with a grin hes not a cowboy, literally, but a roofer from Alabama who works in the family business out of Fort Lauderdale she contemplates the future: the future of this lively business, and her own future, as well. What will she be doing in 10 years? Ill probably be doing this, she says with a laugh. What could be better? BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.comROGER WILLLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Ron Brooks can stand the heat.Somebody has to do itEven in an economic pinch, crabbers love their lot in life
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Cultural diversity In many ways, reported the Los Angeles Times in August, the Torajans of Indonesias Sulawesi Island spend a lifetime preparing for their demise, in that the most glorious highlight of their existence appears to be planning the elaborate celebration of the end of it. In fact, taking ones last breath is only the beginning of a lengthy tribute, such as the one for Torajas last king, who died in 2003 but has not been put away yet, pending completion of the necessary ritual animal sacrifices. (In the interim, the deceased is considered more sick than dead.) Said one local (cheerfully, according to the Times), Torajans! (We) live to die! About 250,000 women in the southern India states of Karnataka and Maharashtra are self-described elite sex workers whose impoverished, or devoutly pious, parents dedicated them as children to the Hindu goddess Yellamma, according to an August dispatch in The New Yorker. Despite the states outlawing the practice in 1982, the womens fate as devadasis remains an attractive alternative to ordinary marriage (which would usually be to poor and abusive men) and provides a degree of status, in that they dress nicely and can inherit family property, while street prostitutes cannot. However, devadasis still fall victim to the regions rampant HIV rate. Latest religious messages In August, Birmingham Cathedral announced plans to open a series of wine bars in London, as (according to an official) one of the alternative ways of engaging non-church-goers. The new church curate in Dursley, Gloustershire, is Rev. Skye Denno, 29, a married mother of two, whose down time is spent in biker boots, hot pants, a dog collar and her six piercings, listening to the Sex Pistols. Said she, I dont do it to be difficult. (I) think it makes me more approachable. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEThe weirdo-American communityRobert Martin, 47, was arrested in Cape May, N.J., in July after a State Police officer spotted an array of pornographic magazines in his car in a public parking lot, along with a serving platter resting on his dashboard, piled with womens underwear, and a collection of naked Barbie dolls lined up on the seat. (2) Christopher Sullivan, 43, was arrested in Oshkosh, Wis., in August as the person who allegedly sent his upstairs neighbors threatening packages, including a Polaroid photo of three naked Barbie dolls with their heads cut off. He told police he was angry that the couple were too loud when they had sex. The continuing crisis The Nebraska legislatures new safe haven law for unwanted babies, like other states laws, allows them to be dropped off anonymously at hospitals to discourage abortions (and neglect by unfit parents). However, unlike other states laws, Nebraskas applies not just to infants, but minors, because, said Sen. Tom White, All children deserve our protection. In September, the first two non-infants were abandoned, as exasperated parents gave up on rebellious sons aged 11 and 15, and critics say the law could apply to those up to age 19. In August, the U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled new rules for train and bus drivers returning to work from drug-use suspensions. They must now be tested first by a strip search to detect devices for cheating (such as artificial penises), and if none is found, they may redress themselves, but a monitor must still directly watch the urine as it goes from the employees body into the collection container. Not surprisingly, several unions have challenged the rule in court. In July, Abbie Hawkins, 19, a hotel receptionist in Norwich, England, said she found a baby bat nestled inside the padded bra she had been wearing for several hours. When I was driving to work, I felt a slight vibration but I thought it was just my mobile phone in my jacket pocket, she told the Daily Telegraph. Hawkins had fetched the bra off of a clothesline that morning, where it had been hanging overnight. First reaction: I thought how mean I was for disturbing it. Fine points of the lawJoey Bergamine, 19, who is preparing for a re-trial in Fayetteville, N.C., on a DUI charge stemming from a July 2007 incident, will argue that he should have been advised of his right to have a lawyer present when his father kicked open his bedroom door hours after the incident to help police officers who had come to question him. Joeys father is the police chief of Fayetteville, and Joeys lawyer said entering a locked room, as well as the subsequent interrogation, constituted police action and not parental action, and since his dad failed to Mirandize him, the charge should be dismissed.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 German skies, and our fishing, hunting and tropical fruits convinced many of them that this was heaven on earth. Although many lost their lives in combat, other veterans who trained here returned after the war, filling subdivisions and growing the city. They then wrote letters to the editor complaining about the noise of the jet traffic. Such is life in paradise. Haldeman House, Bonita SpringsThe Haldeman House was the oldest home in Naples until 2006, when, in order to save it, landscape architect Christian Busk moved it to a Bonita Springs compound where he has several historic properties. The house was actually built by Walter Haldemans business partner, Gen. John S. Williams, who gave Mr. Haldeman his property in a fit of pique one day. Besides his tantrums, Gen. Williams was famous for his nonstop monologuing about the beauty of Naples, Italy which is why our own town isnt called, say, Heidelberg. If Gen. Williams ghost has wakened to find himself staring at the Imperial River instead of the Gulf of Mexico, were sure we would have heard about it by now. Naples Company Building, Third Street SouthWhats not to haunt about the old headquarters of the Naples Improvement Company? The second oldest commercial building in Naples has a cellar, an attic and an impromptu addition built sometime before the 1980s. (Additions not in keeping with the aesthetics of a building are said to really tick spirits off; in the afterlife, everyone is an architectural critic.) Now idle, its been everything from a pharmacy to a deli to the citys first town hall, and the upper floor held the citys first movie theater. Although wed like to hear the ghostly arguments of the towns founders, or relive the inaugural city council meeting in 1925, wed settle for sitting back with some spirits to watch an old talkie and throw phantom popcorn at the screen. Although shes never seen either, Undercover Historian Tracy Jones believes in ghosts and the Green Flash and maintains a respectful fear of the Calusa Indian curse. UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Dont bother calling the Ghostbusters: Whether its because of our sunny weather, or that only good times have been had here, Naples is seriously short on spooks. Here are places wed like to be haunted and the wandering souls wed like to meet there. The Tamiami Trail, Collier County Barron Collier not only constructed the Tamiami Trail on his dime, but did so after convincing authorities on a route of his choice, an existing contract for another path notwithstanding. How likely is it that hes twiddling his thumbs in the afterlife? The opening of the Tamiami Trail in 1928 was a triumph of engineering and pure stubborn will, but it also cost the lives of dozens of workers. Does the formidable Mr. Collier go to work at night with his ghostly crew? And if so, do they get to watch him bust up rocks? Palm Cottage, 12th Avenue South, Naples Built in 1895, Palm Cottage ought to have a ghost, and perhaps one former resident has tried to oblige. Docents at whats now the headquarters of the Naples Historical Society have reported a few sightings of Alexandra Brown, who lived in the house from 1946 until her death in the late 1970s. Mrs. Brown would be a likely suspect: Convivial and mischievous, she was known for running up a flag to announce cocktail hour. If you bump into her on a tour of the home, ask her if shes packing a flask. Gordons Pass, Port Royal, Naples In the late 1870s, settlers Madison and John Weeks plopped their home down on a since-destroyed Calusa shell mound at Gordons Pass on the south tip of Naples. The Calusa Indians vanished abruptly from Southwest Florida centuries ago, but they left behind the mounds on which they had built their settlements, along with a warning that anyone who disturbed them was in for unholy vengeance. (Coming from a people who put their enemies remains into such mounds, its a curse you might take seriously.). The Weeks may not have been afraid of any Indian ghosts, but flesh-and-blood developers terrified them. Shortly after surveyors arrived in the mid-1880s, the brothers headed out for parts five miles down the road. Naples Municipal AirportDuring World War II, The Buckingham Gunnery School in east Lee County had a substation in Naples, at the site of whats now the Naples Municipal Airport. 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If you use two medicines that have the same or similar active ingredients, a child could get too much of one, which could be dangerous. For example, do not give a child more than one medicine that has a decongestant. Only use measuring devices that come with the medicine or those specially made for measuring drugs. Do not use common household spoons to measure medicines for children because they come in imprecise sizes and are not meant for measuring medicines. Understand that using OTC cough and cold medicines does not cure the cold or cough or even cut short the time your child is sick. These medicines only treat your childs symptoms. Source: FDA As the seasons change and parents reach for over-the-counter cold medicine for their icky-feeling children, they may be baffled by new instructions: Do not give them to kids under 4.Drug companies recently announced they are voluntarily changing the labels for OTC cold and cough medicines in a nod to pediatricians long arguing they do little good and arent worth the risks. So now what? I just want my children to be comforted, to sleep well at night and get over it, said Ray Alyssa Rothman, Atlanta mom to three kids 4 and under. Dr. Brad Weselman of Kids Health First Pediatric Alliance said parents OTC medicines are risky for little ones. So use caution and try alternatives rst Kids with coldsBY BILL HENDRICK _______________Cox News Serviceneed not fret or open the medicine cabinet. He believes OTC options not only pose a danger of an accidental overdose, but also a threat of side effects. Some medications can make children excessively groggy, making it difficult for them to concentrate at school, he said. Others, he said, can make a child wired and increase their heart rate. Instead, Weselman suggests saline drops, warm apple juice and gargling with salt water. The new labels slated to hit the shelves this upcoming cold season are being employed after a study found more than 7,000 children get rushed to emergency rooms every year because of adverse reactions to OTC cough and cold medicines. Most of the cases involve kids overdosing when parents arent around, according to the study published in the April issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration has already recommended OTC remedies not be used for children under 2. And the FDA is studying the effectiveness for children under 12 and considering whether to further restrict the use. The FDA has also expressed support of the Consumer Healthcare Products Associations move to voluntarily change the labels to discourage use for children under 4. Doctors say parents often run into trouble when they give their child multiple medications. For example, a parent may give a child a multi-symptom cold medicine as well as Tylenol, not realizing they are essentially administering a double dose of acetaminophen. Still, doctors say the latest change doesnt mean you have to take childrens Tylenol and Ibuprofen off the table. Doctors say they are still an approved, fever-reducing measure and considered safe (as long as they are administered appropriately). Jennifer Walker, a Woodstock, Ga., pediatric nurse and mom to three kids, said nighttime is when parents really want to dip into the medicine cabinet to help their children (and themselves) get a good nights sleep. And she knows of some instances when a cough medicine appeared to help even with her own kids. But she said she will no longer recommend OTC cold medicines to children under 4, and believes alternatives can go a long way in providing relief. And while Walker said she understands some parents may be frustrated with these new labels and guidelines, she also thinks its a good idea to err on the side of caution.Ultimately, she said administering OTC meds is the parents decision. And she said thats the way it should be. Alternatives to OTC medicines Saline nose spray can help alleviate stuffy noses. A humidifier can help moisturize kids nasal passages. Plenty of fluids: Any warm liquid apple juice, even water can help relieve congestion and sooth throats. (Avoid citrus because it can irritate throats.) Plenty of rest: Naps, lounging and taking it easy are key to recovery. Popsicles can help soothe throats and provide a source of liquid. Hot or cold packs: Apply around congested sinuses. Both can make you feel more comfortable, but avoid hot packs if the child is running a fever. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 Culinary Concepts sixth Annual Chops City Ball has been set for Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Chops City Grill in Bonita Springs. Culinary Concepts Karma Club has partnered with the Childrens Museum of Naples Guild to plan this holiday dinner to benefit the Childrens Museum of Naples. Event co-chairs Allison Rainey and Kristi English promise an elegant event featuring a cocktail reception and five-course dinner paired with exceptional wines. Adding to the evenings festivities and holiday spirit, Tiffany & Co. is donating 100 crystal holiday ornaments to be given to the first 100 guests to purchase a Cmon donation star to place on the Chops City Grill Christmas tree that evening. Tickets for $175 per person can be purchased at www.karmaclub.net, or by calling 430-9474. Karma Club was established as a nonprofit organization more than six years ago by Culinary Concepts, owners of Pazzo! Italian Caf, Chops City Grill, Yabba Island Grill and Blue Water Bistro, as a way for its employees to give back to the Southwest Florida community. Karma Club has partnered with the Cmon to be the sole beneficiary of each of its annual fundraising events the Yabba Island Pirate Ball, Chops City Ball and Culinary Concepts Wine Week. Over the past six years, Karma Club has donated more than $1 million to local childrens charities and families. Cmon will be Collier Countys first learning environment devoted exclusively to childs play, the serious business of discovery that helps children attain hallmark milestones on the journey into adulthood. The 30,000-square-foot museum in North Collier Regional Park will have exhibits and programs that lead children and their families on a journey from the swamps of the Everglades to the outer reaches of the galaxy, and from a day on a farm to a day at the beach. Cmon is scheduled to open 2010. To learn more, visit www.cmon.org. The David Lawrence Foundation announces community philanthropists Joyce and Bill OMeara and their children, Cristal and Jim OMeara, are the honorary co-chairs for the foundations signature fundraiser, Hong Kong: The Exotic Far East, that takes place Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at the Naples Yacht Club. As founding trustees of the Naples Children and Education Foundations Naples Winter Wine Festival, the OMearas have focused much of their philanthropic support on local childrens agencies. The foundations annual gala is a creative and entertaining, destination-driven gala. This years port of call will deliver a sophisticated fusion of East and West where new and old meet at every turn. Guests will celebrate the Chinese New Year amidst traditional Chinese dcor of lions, dragons, drums and dramatic colors encased in a chic, Zen-like atmosphere. Dinner, dancing, entertainment and an exclusive silent auction will add to the events excitement.All proceeds will benefit the mental health and substance abuse programs at the David Lawrence Center. A private VIP party will be held the evening before the event for sponsors and patrons; a variety of sponsorship opportunities and levels are available.Tickets to Hong Kong: The Exotic Far East are $500 per person and $1,200 per patron. For additional information or to reserve a ticket, call the David Lawrence Foundation, 354-1434.The foundation raises funds to support the programs and services of David Lawrence Center, a community mental health center that provides affordable mental health and substance abuse services in Southwest Florida. In addition to helping children with behavioral, emotional and substance abuse challenges, the center provides counseling and rehabilitative services to adults in crisis and individuals with persistent mental illness. David Lawrence Center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 17,000 clients a year. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced that its sixth annual Magic Under the Mangroves celebration will take place Thursday, March 5, 2009, at a new location: a spectacular tented setting on the grove at nearby Wrenwood Farms. Andrew McElwaine, Conservancy president and CEO, said the site has been generously offered by the Sutt on family. He added it provides an excellent alternative to the Conservancy grounds, where construction of the new green campus will be under way.Conservancy board member Maureen Lerner is chairing Magic Under the Mangroves for the second consecutive year. The grove will be transformed into an ecochic paradise, using renewable resources and sustainable practices. Eco-friendly elements will include limited use of paper promotional materials; tree-free, recycled and biodegradable papers on event necessities; sustainable fabrics and materials such as bamboo, sisal and potato starch; low-energy lighting; and recycling and waste reduction.The evening will begin with cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. Dinner will be provided by Joy Wallace, Catering Magazines Caterer of the Year 2007. Last years event raised more than $350,000 and provided funding for many things, including vehicles for education field trips and wildlife transport, equipment for monitoring water quality and estuary research projects, scholarships for at-risk children to attend summer camp and the hiring of interns to support functions across the organization. Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor of this years event. Other sponsors include Gulfshore Life magazine, Betty McLean Travel and International Expeditions. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 More than 3,500 people are expected to step out Saturday morning, Nov. 1, for Collier Start! Heart Walk. The 5K walk begins in Cambier Park with festivities at 8 a.m. Start time for the walk is 9 a.m. Partici pants will walk on teams of co-workers from area businesses or al ong with friends and family members. Its not too late to join the crowd; theres no registration fee, but a donation tent will be set up and contributions of any amount are welcome. Start! is the American Heart Associations physical activity movement that has transformed the Heart Walk, the AHAs annual fundraising event, into an experience that creates hope, inspires change and celebrates success. Start! calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health through walking, so that they can live longer, hearthealthy lives. The focus of the campaign is simple: Walk more. Eat well. Live longer. For more information about the Collier Start! Heart Walk, call the AHA at 4989288 or visit www.americanheart.org/collierwalk. Take steps now toward heart health Several years ago, I was introduced to kava kava (piper methysticum), an herb that hails from the Pacific Islands. Tradition has it that the people from that region dug the roots of the kava kava plant, chewed them, and spit the contents of their mouth into a container. They then let it ferment in the hot tropical sun until it fermented, and enjoyed the brew sitting around a campfire, much as we sip a glass of wine after dinner. FDA has strict standards of sanitation so we do not chew the root and spit it anywhere. We neatly and tidily make an extract of the root with grain alcohol, pour it into a clean bottle, and sell it off the shelves of a neat and tidy store. We may not sit around a campfire and sip the extract, but when we are stressed, we drop some of the extract into our mouths and relax. Preparations of the kava root were introduced into Germany and Europe in the 1860s for use as a remedy for urinary tract ailments and gonorrhea. Today, kava phytopharmaceuticals are widely used for nervous tension, stress, and anxiety. Kava is also known to have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. A group of nine compounds known as kavalactones are responsible for the biological activity of kava. Kavalactones have a direct action on muscle contractility, relaxing muscles rather than blocking neurotransmitter signals in nerve tissue. In recent years, there have been reports of liver toxicity and kava kava. Regulators in several countries have removed kava from use. But no cases of adverse liver effects have been reported among natives who have used kava for centuries. Possible explanations for liver damage may include the concomitant use of alcohol or other drugs, or the use of the whole plant (including leaves) rather than just the root, as would be the traditional use. Why would we use kava? This wonderful herb helps reduce stress, releases muscle tension, and eases pain throughout the body. As one guide put it, Kava has a long history of use in promoting harmonious social interactions and may be useful for those who experience social anxiety. Perhaps instead of offering wine with dinner, we should offer a sip of kava kava extract. Carol is a certified lifestyle educator.HOLISTIC HEALTH NOTEBOOK carolSIMONTACCHI email@example.comAn ancient herb from the South Paci c Kava Kava (piper methysticum) Go online and register for your FREE! Storm Catcher Bag!Go to StormSmart.com to learn more about state-of-the-art protection! Attention Troops! Hurricane Season Is Now! Dont Wait Until Its Too Late!Trade-up program!Toll Free: 888-MJR-STRM StormSmart.com239-938-1000 239-403-9092 Major Storm SaysNow is the time to trade-up!Call to schedule a free consultation and ask about trading in your existing storm panels to receive credit on superior Storm Smart products such as the Storm Catcher Hurricane Wind Abatement Screen.Even if you didnt purchase from us... we can help! Be Smart... With Storm Smart Intelligent Storm Protection.FREE in-home consultation FORT MYERS NAPLES Lic.#CRC056857 than 3,500 pe op le pe cte d to st ep u r d a y mornv 1, f or Col a rt He ar t he 5K wal k n Cam b ie r w ith f es a t 8 a. m. me f or a lk t i c ip ants wa lk o n o f co -w o rk e r s area b usi s o r a l on g wit h d s andfamilymem-
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We have heard this expression bandied about by politicos of late. But it is not a new expression. The first usage happened in the early 1600s, from the golden throat of William Shakespeare. In the last play he wrote before he died, The Tempest, Shakespeare created these words to flow out of the mouth of his spirited character Ariel. Ariel is a sprite who is the eyes and ears of the MUSINGS play, homonym named for the complete aerial perspective that is his privilege. How could he be anything but storm (hence the plays title) creator? Heart mind change, like tempests outside of tea pots, cannot be easily ignored. Ariel uses the words sea change in the second scene of the plays first act. Here he is invisible voice, guiding the ship-wrecked Ferdinand. Ariel gains Ferdinands complete attention by referring to the process of change that the sea has exerted over the body of Ferdinands drowned father. Full fathom five thy father lies,/Of his bones are corals made,/Those are the pearls that were his eyes,/Nothing of him that doth fade,/But doth suffer a sea change,/into something rich and strange. The sea has worked its magic on the drowned body.But what does change of body, no matter how profound, have to do with change of mind? To approach this question we must first ask, what is mind anyway? I dont mind wondering with you. Bear in mind that the word mind comes from the Greek word menos, which means spirit. Then in Latin we bring to mind the verb monere, meaning to re-mind, with the connotation of a warning. From these roots of blithe aerial spirit and insistent call to attention, it seems that mind is of the essence of calling all to mind so as to be mind altering, mind bend-Sea changeing, mind blowing, mind reframing. The essence of mind is kaleidoscopic play. The play, like pretend dress-up, like theatre, changes both the inside and the outside. The most amazing aspects of mind playing, both Shakespeares and our own, is that the mind playing itself is the infolding of inside and outside. It is like the gentle folding in of beaten egg whites, mixed but not overly mixed, to create delicious space for maximum emergence of feasting possibilities. It is mind boggling to realize that the mind reminding itself, re-creating itself, has effect far reaching. When I change my mind, I change all the objects of the minds perception. When I change my mind, I effect sea change upon the body of the entire universe, upon all that I see and upon all that I imagine. Lines that were meant to define and to separate discretely, like lines created by academics struggling with the mind-body question, begin to waver and pulsate like rainbows gone psychedelic. My mind change is Ariel singing to the universe, waking up the all. My Ariel mind change creates tempest and forms not only itself, but even the very fabric, the very cellular corpus, of all that is perceived. This sea change, like the waves of the sea itself, happens in each moment, without ceasing. I cannot take 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.my mind off the tempest of emerging which I continually claim out of the ever possible fog. This change of heart that is change of mind extends beyond the reaches of time and space. By its nature change of mind-heart is change of all, in this very moment, as each moment declares itself. I can do nothing else. This is the legacy of being pirate. Do we want to change our mind?
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Two potential hurricanes and a stormy stock market kept tourists away from Southwest Florida during September. Now, with Thanksgiving on the horizon, hoteliers are reporting softer numbers than 2007. But looking even further out to the December holidays, advance bookings are promising, said Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). The surprise, however, was this past summer, which brought an increase in visitors to Collier County, something the CVB is hoping to see continue well into 2009. I thought it was going to be a long, hot, dry, and tough summer, said Cathy Christopher, director of sales and marketing for the Inn on Fifth. Much to her surprise, though, summer actually turned out better than expected, with June, July, and August accommodating more guests at the 87-room boutique hotel on Fifth Avenue South hotel than in any summer in recent history. And it wasnt only the Inn on Fifth experiencing higher occupancy rates. The Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) reports that tourism was up county-wide: 4.5 percent in July and 2.1 percent in August over the same months in 2007. Pleasantly surprised by the numbers considering the challenging economy, Mr. Wert claims a couple of factors worked in Colliers favor. First, the CVB marketed heavily to southeast Floridians, honing in on the fact that despite higher gas prices, traveling to Southwest Florida is an easy drive. It becomes a one-tank vacation for them, he said. And second, many of the affluent, notBUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008Dedication ceremony set for universitys Lutgert Hall Staff and administration, dignitaries and friends of Florida Gulf Coast University will celebrate the grand opening of Lutgert Hall on Thursday, Oct. 30. In addition to being home to Lutgert College of Business students and faculty, the newly constructed $19.4 million, 70,173-square-foot hall is the signature building marking the entrance to the FGCU campus. The four-story building contains 10 classrooms and two tiered case study classrooms; three conference rooms for students and faculty; a student affairs suite; a career development suite with an interview room; a student management portfolio room and an executive training room; a three-story atrium with a student lounge area; and deans suite and faculty offices. The Lutgert College of Business is dedicated to providing business students with an education that mixes the tools of analysis and creativity with application, communication and team skills. The college is also a leader in serving the area business community with both credit and non-credit services. Enrollment in the Lutgert College of Business is approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students this year; over the next 10 years, that number is anticipated to grow to approximately 4,000 students. Lutgert Hall was designed by SchenkelShultz Architecture, affected as SEE FGCU, B8 WEEK at-a-glanceAfter Hours at the ZooChamber networking, dog days and other gatherings of note. B9, 10 & 11 A Southwest Florida firstPottery Barn furnishings, accessories fill newest model at Lely Resort. B13 SEE TOURISM, B8 PHOTO COURTESY OF SCHENKELSHULTZ ARCHITECTURE Raymond Lutgert conceptualized the design for Human Race, the sculpture that graces the front of Lutgert Hall.BY ALYSIA SHIVERS _____________________news@ oridaweekly.comSummer tourism statistics show numbers up over 2007 Floridians traveling from nearby made a significant impact NAPLES MARCO ISLAND EVERGLADES CVBVisitor explore Naples on a trolley tour or use the trolley get to the shopping and dining hot spots.The state of Florida is our biggest feeder market year round. Even in season, when you think New York and Chicago take over, Florida outnumbers everyone five to one. Cathy Christopher, director of sales and marketing for the Inn on Fifth SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Motley FoolThe Fool tells the truth about investing and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. B6
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 BUSINESS PROFILE Todd E. Gates, the Naples businessman who heads the successful construction/development/real estate company that bears his name, realized early that global perspective is crucial. True to that vision, Mr. Gates has established a presence not only in Florida but across the United States and in Central America as well. Yet it is a project in his adopted hometown that has become a source of singular pride for this voluble entrepreneur. GATES is the general contractor of the new headquarters of the Naples Daily News, and the top mans enthusiasm for the $95-million undertaking on an 18-acre site off of Immokalee Road is palpable.It is a huge project, sophisticated and different like two projects in one, he says. It is a clean manufacturing facility with zero tolerances. Such an opportunity, he says, presents itself once or twice in a lifetime. He becomes singularly enthused when he notes that despite the challenges of the task, work on the 186,000-square-foot facility which is scheduled for completion in June is three weeks ahead of schedule.Mr. Gates fondness for the local newspaper project has not distracted him from his broader vision. The company has a strong footprint in the Republic of Panama, where GATES projects include resorts, residential towers, office towers and hotels. Panama, he says, became an attractive business target because of several factors. It is the largest free trade zone in the Western Hemisphere and one of the largest banking centers in the world. The American dollar is the accepted currency, and Panamanians embrace an aggressive pro-business and pro-growth ethos. And, yes, there is also that thing known as the Panama Canal. Its the eighth Wonder of the World, and its what everybody needs, Mr. Gates says. If youre shipping between the Atlantic and the Pacific there are not a lot of options. GATES also is exploring opportunities in neighboring Costa Rica and Colombia, but for now, Panama remains the lynchpin of the Central American strategy.Looking outside the United States assumes greater importance as economic conditions in this country grow increasingly precarious. Although the economic malaise is indeed worldwide, Mr. Gates says the downturn in Panama has been less severe.Diversity, both geographically and in products offered, has been instrumental in keeping GATES viable, according to its founder. The company probably would not have survived, he says, if all of our eggs were in residential towers. Diversity has allowed us to withstand this storm. In addition to diversity, Mr. Gates points to loyal customers such as Target stores for helping the company and its 100 employees thrive. Over and above Target and residential work, GATES has considerable experience in office construction and institutional construction that includes schools and hospitals. We pride ourselves on repeat business, he says. But thats not to say the company hasnt taken its hits. Just two years ago, GATES was reporting revenues of more than $500 million and the prospect of reaching $1 billion was confidently discussed. Mr. Gates does not provide specifics, but he notes that projections for current and future revenues are way down. By now, the rise of the 46-year-old Mr. Gates, who last year was named a Man of Distinction by the Education Foundation of Collier County and Entrepreneur of the Year by Gulf Coast Business Review, is the stuff of local legend. A native of Virginia, Mr. Gates arrived in Naples, which he had been visiting since 1969, in 1984 with a new wife (Angela) and little else. He was short on money, employment prospects and higher education. But he liked the area, so he took a chance. He found work hanging drywall and eventually became an estimator, which gave him a valuable insight into construction, and a subcontractor. He rolled the dice again when he sold his shares of the subcontracting business and formed GATES, which initially operated out of his home, in 1993. Through aggressive partnerships and acquisitions, the company grew into what it is today which, in the words of its promotional material, is Floridas premier, fully integrated construction, development and real estate company. Away from the office, Mr. Gates is an exercise enthusiast who arises at 4:30 a.m. for his daily workouts. He also enjoys a variety of outdoors activities and says the optimal way to view a sunrise is on the water anywhere. He and his wife have two daughters one in college, one in high school and he says he strives for balance in both his business and personal lives, although, obviously, the demands at work are considerable. Looking to the future, Mr. Gates embraces a cautious optimism and says his firm will maintain its aggressive approach, despite the economic uncertainty. 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Hughes, assistant vice president and business banking relationship manager for Fifth Third Bank; and Jerry Silberman, CEO and founder of Corporate Turnaround, a debt restructuring firm, and co-author of The Small Business Survival Book. Register by visiting www.scorenaples. org or by calling 430-0081. The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida is seeking nominations for the 2009 Pathfinder Award honoring individuals in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Hendry counties who enhance the overall quality of life in Southwest Florida. Nominees can give back to the community in various ways, from building consensus and promoting regional cooperation to preserving biodiversity and enhancing natural resources. To encourage a wide range of nominations, four leadership categories have been identified: Policy and Practice, Community Focus, Education, and Ethics and Principles. 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As might be expected, due to the weakened dollar, Europeans accounted for a large amount of summer visitors: 13,633 in July 2008 versus 8,206 in 2007, and 16,731 in August 2008 versus 12,264 the previous year. But Mr. Wert notes that Europeans are expected during the summer months, particularly from Germany and the United Kingdom, since it is prime vacation time for them. We were a really good bargain, he said. An increase in Canadian tourists also boosted the numbers, but only by a few hundred in July and August. What really made a significant impact was the Floridians who came to Collier County in July: 59,726 in 2008 compared to 55,839 in 2007. Some were staycationers, choosing to vacation within their own city, but others were traveling from nearby cities like Fort Myers and Sarasota, Wert said. Ms. Christophers creative marketing campaign, which specifically targeted past guests of the Inn on Fifth, produced an overwhelming response. The state of Florida is our biggest feeder market year round. Even in season, when you think New York and Chicago take over, Florida outnumbers everyone five to one, she said. Also contributing to the tourism increase is a new Southwest Florida feeder market: the Miami International Airport. In July 2008, 19 percent of Colliers visitors flew into Miami; in August that percentage rose to 19.6 percent. In 2007, Miami International contributed less than 10 percent to Colliers monthly summer visitors. Mr. Wert believes that while people love the nightlife and the shopping of Miami, they are also seeking a relaxing vacation as well, which is why Southwest Florida has grown in popularity. Even for the Inn on Fifth, whose downtown, off-the-beach location could potentially be a detriment, has been favorful. Not everyone wants to bake on the beach all day long, Ms. Christopher said. They want to do some shopping, go boating, visit the zoo and enjoy some kiddie activities. Additionally, the CVBs Values in Paradise program has helped lure people here. The credit card size piece, which folds out to reveal a large map, encourages visitors to stop by area restaurants and boutiques to take advantage of nearly $2,000 in savings. Available at the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City chambers of commerce, the VIP program created more shopping and dining opportunities during guests stay. Maybe now they have more reasons to come back to Collier County, said Mr. Wert. In addition to its repeat visitors, Collier County also experienced an increase in first-time visitors: 36.8 percent in July and 40.1 percent in August. And considering that many reported responding to a promotion seen on the Internet, Mr. Wert believes the branding of the area as the Paradise Coast has really resonated with people. Sustaining our message in a very competitive market has helped us a lot, he said. 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QUAI L C REEK # 44 6 0 Silv e r Fox Dr. Stunning views Huge lot! 1.5 acres Totally remodeled in the nest tra d itio n! $ 2,295,00 0 w ww.NaplesLuxuryBeachfront.co m FOW L L K E W W S 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 2 7 7 -4 4 4 STRATFORD$2,250,000PENTHOUSE/End Unit W, S & E Exposures !!! Approx. 4,000 SQ FT. LA 3+/3 w/ great car location Brand New on market MARYA DOONAN450.4000 www.maryadoonan.com VILLASOFPELICAN BAY$550,000GREAT LOCATION!! DOGS WELCOME!!! NEW ROOF, 2 Bdrms & Den Shutters, Garage, Courtyard, Backyard, Upgrades, Furnished !!! PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun 1-4 660 East Lake Dr. 640 East Lake Dr. Terry Warren 239-434-8049 email@example.com 660 East Lake Dr. on Spring Lake in Olde Na p les is just steps to Fifth Avenue shops, restaurants, beach and Cambier Park. 660 has an As is house $1,499,000. VT ML# 208028293 The ad jacent lot at 640 East Lake Dr. is also a v ailable separately $1,650,000. VT ML# 208033914 An ex c ellent opportunity to build a spacious home on both properties. Ask about owner nancing! BUSINESS NEWS A firms reputation can take years, even decades to establish, but it can be destroyed in an instant through unethical behavior. In a business climate where corporate leadership is often under an ethics microscope, business leaders and managers are increasingly being challenged to find ways to deepen trust, foster collaboration and build customer loyalty. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Continuing Education present a professional development seminar addressing those issues on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples.In Ethics, Leadership and Trust in the Workplace, presenters Jon Fishbane and Andrew Joppa will demonstrate how taking the time and effort to establish and maintain a corporate culture of integrity, honesty and ethicality will pay important dividends throughout the life of a company. Topics will include: Establishment of a strong ethical culture; making solid, ethical decisions; ethics and professionalism The dimensions of leadership; how effective leadership leads to productivity, enhanced morale, competence and a deepened sense of loyalty/commitment to common goals The importance of ethics, trust and emotional intelligence within professional communities and across organizational boundaries The seminar begins with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. Registration is $55 and can be completed be calling FGCU at 590-1095 or online at https://registerce.fgcu.edu. The chamber also announces the following meetings coming up: Accelerated Networking Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at The Island Pub, 600 Neapolitan Way; $15, with reservations required. 60-Minute Success Seminar: 10:45 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the chamber building, second floor Leadership Collier Foundation Room. Gary Greenfield of Performance Alliance will discuss Speaking for Effect. CIVIC Luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at The Strand, 5840 Strand Blvd., with guest speaker Leon Hesser; cost is $20. For more information or to reigister for the above three meetings, call the chamber at 262-6376 or visit www. napleschamber.org/events. The Young Professionals of Naples invite members and guests to these upcoming events: Social networking at The Melting Pot: Meet, greet, cook and eat while networking with your peers in business. A $15 donation is requested for The St. Jude Childrens Hospital Foundation. RSVP to JoeJoJennings@Yahoo.com. Casino Night: Sunday, Dec. 7, at Club Ultra. Take a chance beginning at 6:45 p.m. with pre-casino tutorials; the actual stakes gaming starts around 7:30 p.m. In addition to the hands-on gaming demonstrations, the event will feature blackjack, poker, roulette and craps, with chip cash-ins exchanged for drawing tickets at chances for donated prize packages. The surroundings at Ultra will include a Jaguar, a Masarati and a Ducati motorcycle on display. Admission of $40 per person includes a beverage coupon, appetizers and $5,000 in gaming chips. Black, white and red cocktail attire is requested. Call Amber Shemansky at 248-2599 for more information about the evening and about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. December Casinio Night will benefit the Ricky King Fund, an organization that enriches lives of children with disabilities in Southwest Florida by providing essential medical equipment and services in times of need. Young Professionals Naples upcoming eventsChamber, FGCU offer business ethics workshopSouthwest Florida businesses are invited to submit entries for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Developments 2008 Excellence in Employee Development Awards. The program is open to individuals, teams and organizations whose practices have advanced workplace performance. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday Nov. 7; the awards will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 3.There are two award categories: Excellence in Employee Development Award: Recognizes a company, organization, or team that has demonstrated a commitment to helping employees develop their skills and continue their education. Trainer Excellence Award: Recognizes an individual who exemplifies excellence in delivering training in an innovative, motivational and inspiring way. All large and small business, education, non-profit and government organizations, employees and volunteers are invited and encouraged to submit nominations.For more information, contact Carole Kaptur, president-elect of the local ASTD chapter, at 699-4834. The chapter serves Collier, Hendry, Glades, Lee and Charlotte counties; members are practitioners, managers, administrators, educators, consultants, researchers and students who work in the field of training and human resource development. ASTD seeks nominations for H.R. awards
The Naples Area Board of REALTORS reports that for the eighth consecutive month, pending sales increased in the Naples area in September. The increase ranged from 47 percent in south Naples to 244 percent in central Naples, according to Brett Brown, managing broker of Miromar Realty of SW Florida. Jo Carter, president of Jo Carter & Associates, adds that the average days on the market has decreased 17 percent for single-family homes, indicating that sales are continuing to increase. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The board issues a monthly report providing annual comparisons of singlefamily home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation. The statistics can be viewed in chart format at www.naplesarea.com. The overall market summary for September includes the following analysis: Overall pending home s ales in the g r eater Naples Area, which includes Naples Beach, North Naples, central Naples, south Naples, east Naples, Immokalee and Ave Maria, increased 106 percent, with 481 pending home sales in September 2008 compared to 234 in September 2007. Overall pending home sales for pr operties les s than $300 ,000 saw a 264 percent increase, with 320 in September 2008 compared to 88 in September 2007. Overall home sales increased 50 per c ent, with 361 in Sept ember 2008 compared to 240 in September 2007. Single-family pending home sales incr eased 1 73 percent overall, with 319 in September 2008 compared to 117 in September 2007; pending sales of singlefamily properties of less than $300,000 were 202 in September 2008 compared to 27 in September 2007, a 648 percent increase. Single-family home sales increased 50 per cent o verall, with 209 in September 2008 compared to 139 in September 2007. Overall condo sales increased 50 perc ent, with 1 52 in September 2008 versus 101 sales in September 2007; and pending condo sales under $300,000 increased 93 percent, with 118 in September 2008 compared to 61 in September 2007. The $300,000-and-below market has been leading the way and is now driving sales to higher priced properties. Pending sales are up 22 percent in the $500,000-and-above market from September 2007 to September 2008, and the numbers of homes sold are up as well, according to Tom Bringardner, president of Premier Properties. NABOR is a local board of REALTORS and real estate professionals with a legacy of nearly 60 years serving 5,000 plus member-customers. The association is structured to provide programs and services to its membership through various committees and the NABOR board of directors, all of whose members are non-paid volunteers. REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY The newest furnishings and accessories from Pottery Ban add style to every room in the Castella.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYWEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B13A new model furnished by Pottery Barn has opened in the Ol neighborhood at Lely Resort. The 1,776-squarefoot Castella is the first model to be furnished by Pottery Barn in the Southwest Florida market. The Pottery Barns interior design inspires everyday relaxation and easy entertaining possibilities using their newest furnishings, mixed and matched with the latest colors, patterns and textures to create great dimension and style, said John Zagar, vice president of sales at Lely Resort. To take advantage of the models award-winning layout, the interior of the two-bedroom, 2 -bath Castella offers a combination of warmth, simplicity and functionality. Downstairs, the island kitchen has granite countertops, upgraded GE appliances, a large pantry and a breakfast nook. A powder room is nearby. The kitchen opens to the formal dining and living rooms, and there is convenient access to an attached two-car garage. Both bedrooms are upstairs. The master suite features a large walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom with double vanity, glass-enclosed shower and separate soaking tub. The second bedroom also has its own bathroom with twin vanities. In addition, the Castella has a loft with a walk-in closet and a large window that allows natural light to fill the upstairs. More than 100 new homes have sold this year at Ol. The neighborhood includes a variety of flats, town homes and casitas built by Stock Construction. Flats are available in five floor plans from 1,227 square feet to 1,774 square feet. Town homes, including twoand three-story designs, are available in nine floor plans from 1,459 square feet to 2,084 square feet. Casitas are available in six floor plans from 1,531 square feet to 2,080 square feet. Prices begin in the mid-$200s. Lely Resorts recently completed 20,000-square-foot Village Center has a full-service concierge, bistro, ice-cream A first for Southwest Florida:Pottery Barn furnishes model at Lely ResortNABOR report shows pending sales consistently on the riseSEE LELY, B15 COURTESY PHOTOS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 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 Houses 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. Sat. & Sun., Nov. 1-2, 1-4$700,000> 7a $700,000> 9004 Tamiami Trail E 239.643-1414 Treviso Bay Sat. & Sun., Nov. 1-2, 1-4 7b $700,000> 2400 Grey Oaks Dr. N 239.262-5557 Grey Oaks Sat. & Sun., Nov. 1-2, 1-4 $800,000> 8a $838,000 Audubon Country Club 241 Charleston Court Sharon Saunders 239-269-7632 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sat. & Sun., Nov. 1-2, 1-4 $1,000,000> 10a $1,049,000 Audubon Country Club 209 Charleston Court Sharon Saunders 239-269-7632 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sat. & Sun., Nov. 1-2, 1-4 $1,499,000 660 East Lake Dr. Terry Warren 239-434-8049 Sat. & Sun., Nov. 1-2, 1-4 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. $2,499,000 Mediterra 16469 Celebrita Court Sandra Mathias 239-331-1059 Sat. & Sun., 1-5 and weekdays 2:00-5:00 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 4a 5a 5b$500,000> 5a $549,000 Villas of Pelican Bay 6620 Trident Way Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sat. & Sun., Nov. 1-2, 1-4 $595,000 Calais in Pelican Bay 7032 Pelican Bay Blvd. #104 Nancy Kreisler 239.784.1460 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sat. & Sun., Nov. 1-2, 1-4 5b 8a 10a 10a 10b 7a 7b 10b 10c
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCT. 30-NOV. 5, 2008 BUSINESS B15 parlor, pub, Internet caf, coffee shop, a business center, library and a 90-seat movie theatre. The Village Center also has a gym with a separate aerobics/ dance studio; outside, the center has a free-form pool and tennis courts. In front of the Village Center, the Promenade has a series of reflecting pools and sculptures along a pedestrian path leading to an amphitheater.Additional amenities at Lely Resort include The Players Club & Spa, three championship golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player and Lee Trevino as well as two golf clubhouses. The Castella, decorated and furnished by Pottery Barn, is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All homebuyers at Ol between now and the end of the year will receive a $1,000 gift certificate from Pottery Barn. The Lely Resort central sales center is at 8020 Grand Lely Drive. For more information, call 793-2100 or visit www. lely-resort.com. LELYFrom page 13The Lutg ert Companies announced that The Strada at Mercato has received two 2008 PRISM (Professional Recognition in Sales & Marketing) Gold Awards for excellence in marketing and advertising. One award was in the magazine or newspaper insert category; the other was in the color magazine advertisement category. The ads were designed for The Strada at Mercato by Green Advertising. The PRISM Awards are given annually by the Gold Coast Builders Association, a professional trade association chartered by the National Association of Home Builders and affiliated with Florida Home Builders Association. Membership in the association promotes the enhancement of professionalism within the construction industry, educational opportunities, the exchange of ideas, and community leadership. The Mercato is a mixed-use, upscale community that will offer condominium living together with shopping, dining and entertainment on 53 acres at the intersection of U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road. The project is a joint venture of T he Lutg ert Companies and the Barron Collier Companies. The Mercato is among a growing number of new urbanist communities that are sprouting up all around the world, said Richard J. Baker, vice chairman of T he Lutg ert Companies. Such diverse, pedestrian-friendly communities offer residents the ability to live, dine, work and shop without having to get in the car. Among those who have recently opened at The Mercato are Whole Foods Market and The Capital Grille. Other major tenants coming soon include the national seafood restaurant McCormick & Schmicks and retailers Coldwater Creek, Sur La Table, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers and Books-A-Million. Plans also have been released for an 11-screen movie theater for Cines Unidos. The Strada, the first Mercato residential community, will be comprised of 92 luxury condominium residences on the second through fifth floors of two buildings that overlook the main boulevard. Ten floor plans, ranging from just under 1,000 square feet to 2,400 square feet and with one to three bedrooms, are available. Home prices for The Strada at Mercato currently range from the $500,000s to more than $1 million. The Strada is being marketed through Premier Properties of Southwest Florida. The on-site sales center is on the east side of U.S. 41, just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road. For more information, call 594-9400 or visit www.MercatoNaples.com. Marketing, advertising awards go to The Strada at Mercato w w w w w w w w w w w . A A A A A q q q q u u u u u a a a a LaneShor e e e s s s s E E E s s t t a a t t e e e H H H H o o m m m e e s s c c omA World Class Approach to Luxury Real Estate 239.261.9131 The formal dining room in the Castella, furnished by Pottery Barn.
Offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Broker participation encouraged. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESS EE. Luxury residences from the $700s to over $7 million.239.262.5557 www.greyoaks.com Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples 800.294.2426ACQUISITIONREADY Terra VerdeThis Spacious Mediterranean coach home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms European style cabinets and granite counter tops are found in this beautifully furnished home The family room and living room open to a screened lanai from this location you will enjoy a view of the first fairway of the tropical Palm coursePriced at $829,000 furnished The Estates of EstuaryBuilt by Harwick on 1 1/2 lots overlooking water and golf Pool and spa with summer kitchen and fireplace 1,100 bottle wine cellar, and step down bar Saturina flooring in main living area and hardwood flooring in childrens bedrooms Dramatic ceilings and architectural detail throughout 5 bedrooms with 4 full and 2 half baths Priced at $5,899,000 The EstatesDramatic 11 ft. French mahogany doors set the mood for this beautiful custom estate home Spacious master suite; oversized bath with dressing area, two showers, two water closets and extra large closets Guest suites feature morning kitchens and private balconies Pool and spa complete with stone waterfalls Priced at $4,750,000 furnished Formal foyer opens to a marbled gallery Infinity edge solar heated pool, spa, lake and wide view of the 4th fairway Large island kitchen featuring granite countertops, custom cabinetry, subzero refrigerator, two dishwashers and walk-in pantry Formal library, luxurious master suite and exercise room Separate guest house boasts a large br/bath, living room, kitchen and laundry room Second story is an apartment with living room, kitchen and br/bathPriced at $3,995,000 furnished The EstatesSpectacular 2 story 4 bedroom villa with unobstructed lake to golf course view Classic Mediterranean-style architecture with decorative pre-cast concrete columns and detailing Charming courtyard entry with elegant Mahogany entry door Formal dining and living room with 24 ft. detailed ceiling plan Expansive family room with detailed ceiling Prior modelPriced at $2,500,000 furnished Capistrano Terra VerdeLuxury coach home with a beautiful garden setting 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, screened lanai with an elevator, offered furnished Private driveway, close proximity to Terra Verdes tropical pool and spaPriced at $899,000 furnished The EstatesExquisite 2 story home located in the Estates at Grey Oaks Kitchen boasts 2 subzero refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, and Butlers pantry Spacious family room leads to a lanai with fireplace; outdoor kitchen all screened overlooking a Tuscan villa style pool Superb landscaping sets off this beautiful Italian architecturePriced at $4,875,000 Elegant coach home with a lovely lake view built by Landmark Development Priced withouta Grey Oaks equity golf membership With equity golf membership, $1,079,900 Majestic 9 ft. mahogany entry door -inch baseboards, crown moldings and gourmet kitchen with natural gas cook-top Priced at $799,900 Traditions HomesiteCul-de-sac homesite with Southern exposure; great view of 8th fairway on Pine Golf Course in Grey Oaks right in the heart of Naples Just under .7 acres Build your dream homePriced at $995,000 HomesiteLocated in the heart of Grey Oaks, quiet and secluded, this lovely homesite with Southeast exposure is a rare find Choose from six approved builders to make your dream home a realityPriced at $750,000 Price Adjusted The EstatesView to the South, Southwest & Southeast of the Pine golf course! 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, plus den home with mitered windows Oversized lanai, gorgeous tropical landscaping and updated appliances, air conditioner and more $100,000 allowance available for upgrading at closing! Limited time offer Priced at $1,875,000 furniture neg. Mediterranean-style home built by Landmark Development 4 Bedrooms plus study and loft 4 and 1 half baths Dramatic staircase in foyer Top-of-the-line professional series appliances Stone tile floors and designer carpeting 4,922 sq.ft.Priced at $2,195,000 furnishedThe Torino C Model Open Elegant 5,002 sq. ft. 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From Underground Art Wednesday in a North Naples neighborhood of galleries to The Doobie Brothers at the Phil, a pipe-organ concert in a church, and a Tennessee Williams play-reading and an art fair downtown, the November calendar is filled with things to do as part of Celebrate the Arts Month. Five years ago, the United Arts Council declared November as the kick-off month for the winter/spring season of arts and cultural activities throughout Collier County. This year, the number of programs and activities has more than doubled from what was offered in 2003. Nearly 50 organizations, performers and galleries are presenting programs and events including theater, dance, music, festivals, exhibits, films, arts education and childrens activities, many of which are free. Here are some highlights of the first week of Celebrate the Arts Month, Nov. 1-8. For a complete list of the months events and phone numbers to call for details, visit www.celebratethearts.org. Its all an important part of how the UAC, which is designated by the state as the official local arts >>Celebrate! For a complete listing of Celebrate the Arts Month events and phone numbers for more information, visit www.celebratethearts.org. If you go Restaurant news Area eateries make headlines. C22, 23 Top docs Let it BeThe all-Beatles Steinway Physicians Talent Show, and opening night at The Goodbye Girl. C18, 20 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008WEEK at-a-glance The art of celebrating: Fine and performing arts programs ll the November calendar SEE CELEBRATE, C16 ma n of Celebrate the Arts Month e vents and p hone numbers for m ore in f ormation visit w ww.ce l e b ratet h earts.org.Pop icon Peter Max Americas Painter Laureate plans January retrospective in Naples. C15 Going to the dogsBook gets five barks for beauty tips,style notes and petiquette pointers. C11 PopiconPeterMax hen Dolores Fetters was cast in the Naples Players current production of The Women of Lockerbie, her first reaction was joy. Quickly followed by panic. Her character lives in Scotland, and the Neapolitan would not only have to memorize her lines, but deliver them in a Scottish accent. I had no idea, she says. I had never had to do one before. It was the thing that (initially) scared me away from auditioning. I walked out saying, Ive never done a Scottish accent before! So she did what she thought was logical: She went out and rented the animated Shrek movies and watched them repeatedly. Mike Myers has a Scottish accent as the ogre, she explains.BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com C4Through Nov. 22 at The Sugden>>when: SEE LOCKERBIE, C4 au au di di di di di ti ti ti on on on n n n i i i in i i g. I How to speak with a The women of Lockerbie Lockerbie Learning a dialect for Accent: Accent:
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 She also rented Braveheart and Rob Roy. I watched a lot of movies, she says. I tried to pick every one I could think of, where a character had a Scottish accent, and just watched them over and over again. The repetitiveness of it is what got the accent into my head. Speaking in an accent is a talent just like acting, singing and dancing, says Naples Players Artistic Director Dallas Dunnagan. It can be taught, but if there isnt some initial strength in the ability to do it, its hard to do, she says. Each actor approaches an accent a different way. And just as different acting styles work for different actors, different ways to produce an accent work for different actors, whether its imitation, or tongue placement, or listening to someone who has a true accent, or learning it phonetically. There are a variety of ways to do it. But a Scottish accent is one of the more difficult ones to learn, she says.Doing a play with an accent presents a challenge and an extra layer to a show. Its very important to the piece, the Scottish accent. Theres a certain verisimilitude thats needed in some shows. The thing about The Women of Lockerbie is that its very much a theatrical piece, its not a realistic sort of thing. It presents a situation in a style of a Greek drama.Bonnie Knapp, another actor representing a Scotswoman, wasnt ruffled by the accent, initially. Im pretty good with accents, so I wasnt too intimidated, she says. I can do a decent Irish accent. But I found it more difficult than I thought it would be. I like doing accents, but this is a tough one. Hearing it that helped a lot. There are rolled rs, slightly different pronunciations. I find if fun and interesting. And I can do one! But, she admits it was a lot of hard work. This is a pretty tough accent, she says. Irish, German, French are more common, easier accents to do. Ms. Knapp says she likes to sit in Starbucks and listen to different accents. Accents are always interesting to me, she says. I like to know where theyre from. So Ill go up and ask them. I like learning the sounds of other languages. I like mimicking them when theyre talking: Oh, thats cool, I want to say that like them! Surprisingly, though four actors had to learn how to speak with a Scottish accent, they werent going for 100 percent authenticity. If youre doing an accent on stage for American audiences, Ms. Dunnagan explains, you cant do a true dialect because youd be unintelligible. Actors need to create an impression of the accent, but not speak it so strongly that it overtakes the actual words. I think thats really important for any play with an accent, specifically a Scottish or Irish accent, she says, explaining that our ears arent attuned to genuine accents. You should never do a fully realized accent on the stage; this is a general rule of thumb. (Because) it would take us a while to figure out what was really being said. So you have to hear the suggestion of it, and certainly you have to be true to the script and true to the character youre playing, in terms of the accent. You have to be consistent. There are certain words you should always say the same way. I think a directors chore is to pick and choose certain words that you decide as an ensemble to say the same so that American audiences understand them. All four actors who represent Scotswomen in the play listened to an accent instruction CD by David Alan Stern. That helped them get a Scottish accent says Anna Segreto, whos directing The Women of Lockerbie. An accent coach initially expressed interest, but then disappeared into the ether, Ms. Segreto says. He disappeared. He didnt return our calls. Then Sheila Ferguson, an actress who commutes from Scotland to Naples, came by and gave advice. And then Tony Oteri, whos in the cast, brought his neighbor, Scotsman Bill Harkins, to a rehearsal. He said, Let me hear them, Ms. Segreto says. We did one of the choral odes. He thought they were very good. He particularly thought Dolores Fetters had the most genuine accent. So all those hours of watching Shrek movies paid off for her. At one point during a rehearsal, the four women took Mr. Harkins aside for personalized assistance. We gals took him out in the lobby and had him read our lines, so we could get them exactly right, Ms. Fetters says. After all, tapes and movies might give them the impression of a Scottish accent, but they wanted to hear the exact sentences theyd have to say on stage. That combination is what got us there, she says. The play, by Deborah Brevoort, in set seven years after the crash of Pam Am 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people.A vigil is held every year on the date, Dec. 21, the Winter Solstice. The play includes an American couple; the woman hopes that by attending the memorial service, she can resolve her grief. She roams Lockerbie, looking for remains of her son.The women of Lockerbie want to wash the clothing of the victims and send them to the families, Ms. Segreto explains. Its the Laundry Project. The clothing was all over; some suitcases exploded, some broke apart. The clothing is kept on what they call the shelves of sorrow. An American government agent is instructed to burn the clothing. But the local women want to wash them and return them to the families. I was attracted to the play because its an ensemble piece, Ms. Segreto says. And the actors have gotten a real sense of that. Its wonderful to work that way. Im enjoying the experience a lot. The playwright made every role vital. And she feels that her actors have the mastered the Scottish accent to her satisfaction. The language in the play is too beautiful to mask with a heavy brogue, she says. I just want the flavor. Once they became comfortable with the accent, then they could concentrate on the interpretation of the character, developing the character. And, she admits before meeting Mr. Harkins, I dont know if Ive ever met a Scotsman or Scotswoman in real life, myself. It is a difficult accent (for Americans to master), quite difficult. I listened to that Scottish CD, and I thought, Oh my God! I told Dallas I was glad I wasnt in the play! It took a lot of work, but the women feel theyve mastered it. You have to find a way when youre on stage to make people believe youre in Scotland, Ms. Knapp says. Help them feel like theyre there, and youre Scottish. And Ms. Fetters is happy all her hard work has paid off. Im glad I got it, she says. This is a great show, a great role. Heart-wrenching, but great. LOCKERBIEFrom page 1 >>What: The Women of Lockerbie >>Where: The Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples >>When: through Nov. 22 >>Cost: $20 adults, $10 for students >>Info: Call 263-7990 or go to www.naplesplayers.org If you go COURTESY PHOTO The Women of Lockerbie is on stage through Nov. 22 at the Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre in Naples.COURTESY PHOTO The Naples Players had to learn a Scottish accent, one of the more difficult ones to master.The language in the play is too beautiful to mask with a heavy brogue. Director Anna Segreto
WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com THE MUSIC GOURMET No, the performance hall at the Phil wasnt quite full Saturday evening, but there was a more than respectable turnout for the first of two programs in the Fall Music Festival. The program featured two beautiful, familiar works: Dvorks Serenade in E for String Orchestra, and Mozarts Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major. Nestled in between was an utterly unique creation, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, written by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931). Suzanne Kirton, principal flutist at Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993, was the soloist for this blisteringly difficult selection. Whether you liked it or found yourself indifferent to and puzzled by the unusual, highly esoteric score, one thing is certain: You had to be awed by Ms. Kirtons performance of this off-the-charts difficult piece. She was, in a word, great, unquestionably meriting the standing ovation she received. Somehow, for all the flute repertoire I know and have heard, this one heretofore has eluded me. But after listening to the series after series of runs and trills, with Ms. Kirton perfectly hitting those pesky absolute top notes without so much as a hint of breathiness, then plummeting casually to middle C (the bottom range for the flute) and meandering around that end of the flute spectrum, well describing it as awe-inspiring scarcely does justice to her performance. As if that werent challenging enough, there were continuous declarations of independence moments with first the bassoon and then the clarinet seemingly effortless shifts in keys and, just in case she was, metaphorically speaking, hogging the spotlight, here came something else completely unexpected: audacious raspberries intruding in the midst of calm, sounded periodically by the insolent trombone. This concerto was replete with those moments when I sat transfixed by Ms. Kirtons facility, desperately trying to figure out how she or anyone else in the orchestra knew where they were going and how they would know when they got there! To some extent, the entire score was a study in conflict resolution, which in and of itself made it hugely interesting. That said, Ms. Kirton gave an awesome performance, and the orchestra shined as well. In terms of difficulty, this selection was right up there, one of those pieces where, if you cant count (if I heard right, there were several shifts in beats/measure), youre doomed. But no one Saturday evening was doomed; once again, the orchestra proved just how fine they have become since Music Director Jorge Mesters arrival on the scene. Just to mellow us out before Ms. Kirton et al descended with the Nielson concerto, the audience was treated to a beautiful perfor-Fall Music Festival at the Phil opens on a high notemance of Dvorks Serenade in E for String Orchestra. What would take most mere mortals a lifetime to compose took Dvork but 11 days, rivaling some of Mozarts compositional prowess, including the evenings final selection. Eleven days! Almost impossible to fathom for such a glorious achievement, compounded even more, dont forget, by the painfully slow process of using a pen and an inkwell. Try it sometime (if you can find one any more). See how slow it is just to write your name. Now think about the hundreds upon hundreds of notes in this score plus the time it would take to create exactly where the music should go, what each note should say. And so, once again I pondered the sheer impossibility of Dvorks accomplishment as I enjoyed every moment of the lyrical waltz that unfolded on stage. Replete with a host of grace notes, heavily accented beats by the string section and a passionate ending, it was a score I consider akin to a dream state. And what of Mozarts Symphony No. 39 in E Flat Major? While Dvork was taking 11 days to complete his Serenade in E, an accomplishment to which most mortals bow in awe, Mozart had already set a compositional record, never to be bested. In six weeks, he composed three symphonies. If you were present Saturday evening, Im certain you agree the second movement (Andante con moto) was as intensely graceful as they come. The second Fall Music Festival concert is something you must see and hear. On Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 21-22, Britishborn piano/conducting superstar Howard Shelley returns to the Phil. As of press time a few tickets were available for each performance. It will be a sin if a single seat remains unsold. Why? Mr. Shelley has blown the roof off the Phil every time hes been here. Our maestro has proclaimed him to be the worlds greatest living pianist, and I have no question but that he is correct in that assessment. I will be at both performances, this time watching Mr. Shelley do amazing things to the SaintSaens Piano Concerto No. 2 as well as watching him conduct. It will be one of the highlights of the musical season. Get your tickets and GO. You will thank me for recommending it. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns LongstrethGoldberg Art Gallery in Naples. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 >>The Music Makers Show Band will play a free concert at Cambier Park.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 www.naplesart.org.A Decade of Collecting A Decade of Collecting, runs through Nov. 5 at The von Liebig Art Center. Before the center opened in 1998, the Naples Art Association began an initiative to further its mission by collecting original works of art through gift and donation. The collection of mid-to-late 20th century paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and mixed media documents the legacy of artists who were influential in establishing Naples as a vital art community. The first works collected were exhibited during the von Liebig Art Centers gala opening. With the turn of the 21st century, the focus of the collection expanded to include contemporary work by artists who have achieved national and international recognition and who have had a Florida connection. The von Liebig Art Center now holds a collection of 175 works of American art created after 1950. John Henry Internationally acclaimed sculptor John Henry, known for his sky-high steel sculpture, will kick off his seven-city Florida exhibition, Drawing in Space: The Peninsula Project, at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Feb. 3. Incorporating new works as well as some of his most recognized pieces, the indoor and outdoor exhibition brings together his colorful, monumental works. For more information, visit www.PeninsulaProject.comNoodles 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 www.noodlescafe.com.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 in Fort Myers. 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, please call 489-9313 or visit www. bobRauschenberggallery.comShow of Shows Naples Art Association members come together for the first annual non-juried all artist members Show of Shows exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St. in Naples through Nov. 9. The exhibit features works by 92 member artists and includes paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, mixed media and pastels as well as additive and subtractive sculpture. All of the works are available for purchase. The galleries are open 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. Call 2626517 or visit naplesart. org for more information. NASA Art The Art League of Bonita Springs presents NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, running through Jan. 24. 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. Call 495-8989.WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Ongoing events This weeks theater Mon. & Tues, Nov. 3&4 Saturday, Nov. 1 Sunday, Nov. 2 The Goodbye Girl The Naples Players opens its new season at the Sugden Community Theatre with Neil Simons romantic comedy, The Goodbye Girl. The show runs through Nov. 8. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Dallas Dunnagan directs and Meg Pryor choreographs. Music directors are Julie Shaffer and Aurora Wells. Scenic design is by Matt Flynn, and costume design is by Dot Auchmoody. Vergina Restaurant has partnered with the theater again for the season, offering Dinner and a Show for $58, which includes a three-course dinner before a stroll across 5th Avenue for the show. Tickets to the show only are $35 for adults and $10 for students 18 and younger. For information and tickets, stop by The Naples Players box office at 701 5th Avenue South, call 263-7990 or go to www.naplesplayers.org. Women of Lockerbie The Women of Lockerbie plays at the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre 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, call The Naples Players Box Office at 263-7990 or go to www. naplesplayers.orgBest Little Whorehouse Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, running through Nov. 15. A sizzlin good time is coming when Miss Mona and her ladies from the heart of Texas entertain politicians, cowboys and even a college football team after their victory. When her legendary house of 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 reservations and show information, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com, call 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Born Yesterday Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin, plays at the Florida Repertory Theatre 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, 332-4488. Visit Florida Rep online at www.floridarep.org 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. Theatre Conspiracy is located at 2711 Park Windsor Dr., suite 302, Fort Myers. This weeks symphony 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 Russian Romance Russian Romance, featuring Ilya Itin on piano, Dmitri Berlinski on violin and Borislav Strulev on cello, opens Classic Chamber Concerts 2008-09 season at the Sugden Theatre at 8 p.m. Works include: Rachmaninovs Trio Elegiaque in G Minor, Rachmaninovs Andante from Sonata in G Minor, Opus 19, and Tchaikovskys Valse-Scherzo in C Major, Opus 23. Tickets are $40 and are available at the box office. For information, call 434-8505.Art in the Park Naples oldest outdoor art festival 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. Birding Avian photographer Eric B. Orkin will present his remarkable images of Sanibel Island bird life in a special exhibition and sale at the Naples Philharmonic Centers Collectors Corner Gallery. The exhibition was brought to Naples on the recommendation of Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and advisor to the Naples Museum of Art. Call 597-1900. Music Makers The Music Makers Show Band, a local group dedicated to preserving the American big band music of the mid-20th Century will play a free concert at Cambier Park from 2 to 4 p.m. The musicians in The Music Makers have a tremendous depth of music education and experience. Members include career professional musician, music teachers, band directors and experienced amateurs. For information, call 213-3058Bluegrass With a cult following reaching far beyond their soutwestern Virginia stomping grounds, The Dixie Bee Liners are creating quite a buzz. Known for its high-octane harmonies and stunningly beautiful original songs, the band will play the p.m. followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Tickets to the Opening Night Gala are $135. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Norris Center at 8 p.m. The band has appeared live on BBC Radio Scotland, NPR, the Food Network, and radio playlists across the country and world-wide, including regular rotation on Sirius and XM satellite radio. For tickets, call 213-3058.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com We need your gold! We need your gold!We Pay More We Pay More The Friendliest Store In The World! 877.591.2645 www.Paradise-Jewelry.com NW Corner of Pine Ridge & Airport Paradise Jewelry 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.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. The Irving Berlin score includes Happy Holidays, Sisters, Blue Skies, and the title song, White Christmas. For reservations and show information, visit www. BroadwayPalm.com, call 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd.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 www.naplesart.org. Holiday 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. Tickets to the Norris Furniture & Interiors Holiday Spectacular are $20 per person. For more information, call 649-5151. Doobie Brothers The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling Doobie Brothers will perform a special concert at the Philharmonic Center in Naples on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. For more than 30 years, the Doobies have defied categories, combining rock n roll, country, blues, jazz and soul to create a sound all their own. Tickets to the Doobie Brothers are $69. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. Iconic Performers Joe Leonardo, professor emeritus, Temple University Theater Department, will present Iconic Performers on Broadway, the first class in the series Broadway Medley, as part of the Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program. Iconic Performers on Broadway will examine Broadway divas past and present from Merman and Martin to Peters and LuPone and will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Toni Stabile Building, located just south of the Philharmonic Center. Tickets for Iconic Performers on Broadway are $32. Tickets for the series Broadway Medley are $128. The series includes additional classes: The British Invasion on Jan. 29; Dance on Broadway on Feb. 19; and Flaherty and Ahrens on Broadway on March 19. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Eileen Newton Elaine Newton, Professor Emeritus of Humanities, York University, Toronto, will present Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, the first event in the Critics Choice series, as part of the Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program. The series features enlightening commentary on some of the most exciting and important contemporary fiction. Loving Frank will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. in Hayes Hall. Tickets are $30. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Boys of Summer North Collier Regional Park will showcase rarely published photographs chronicling the Boys of Summer as seen through the lens of award-winning Brooklyn Dodgers photographer Barney Stein. During Steins 20 years with the Dodgers, he had unequalled access to the Brooklyn Bums documenting some of the most memorable moments in baseball history. The 32 black and white images feature Dodger greats Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Ralph Branca, and legendary batboy Charlie DiGiovanna. The Brooklyn Dodgers Photographs of Barney Stein exhibit opens Nov. 13 and runs through Feb. 1. Navy jazz The Navys premier jazz ensemble, the Commodores, presents the finest in Americas truly original music on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Cambier Park Bandshell. A specialty unit of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., the group features 18 of the Navys top jazz and big band musicians. Under the leadership of Senior Chief Musician Philip M. Burlin, the Commodores combine the best of Jazz and popular music. Roberto Clemente North Collier Regional Park will host Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente, Nov. 8 through Dec. 27. For many baseball fans, Roberto Clemente was simply the greatest Latin American ballplayer ever to step out onto the diamond. A right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1955-1972), Clemente earned 12 Gold Gloves, appeared in an equal number of All-Star games, won four National League batting titles, and was twice named the leagues MVP. Off the field, Roberto Clemente is remembered as a selfless humanitarian. For more information, please contact the Exhibit Hall at 252-4060 or 252-4024. Fall Music Festival Renowned British pianist Howard Shelley joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to present Shelley Plays Saint-Sans, the final program in the Fall Music Festival Series, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Shelley will perform Saint-Sans most popular piano concerto and conduct the orchestra. Tickets are $47 for adults and $22 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. Mannheim Steamroller Get an early start on your holiday mood when Mannheim Steamroller kicks off its Christmas tour at the Philharmonic Center on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. Started by former ad man Chip Davis, Mannheim Steamrollers signature sound is where classical and modern-day rock, acoustic and electronic music meet. Celebrate the spirit of the season with the th-century rock band that has become one of the most popular and best-selling acts in the last 30 years. Tickets are $76. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 5971900 or visit www.thephil.org. The Nutcracker Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Juan Francisco La Manna, will once again present George Balanchines The Nutcracker, on Saturday Nov. 29, at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center. This delightful holiday season family event features more than 100 dancers, dazzling sets and costumes, brilliant choreography and the famous Tchaikovsky score. Tickets are $59 for adults and $25 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 5971900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900. Tickets are also available online at www.thephil.org. Youth Orchestra Musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra play side by side with professional musicians from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra,and by themselves, in the first Major/Minor Concert of the season. Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition winners will also be featured. The concert, conducted by Stuart Chafetz, will take place Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Highlights include Schuberts Rosamunde Overture, Glieres Russian Sailors Dance, Khachaturians Sabre Dance and Dance of the Rose Maidens and much more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Vivaldis World The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble will present Vivaldis World, the first concert in the all-new Sypert Salon Series, which features early chamber music from the Baroque era to approximately 1850, on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center. On the program is Vivaldis bestknown composition and one of the pillars of the Baroque repertoire, The Four Seasons. Tickets are $32 for adults and $15 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org Elizabeth Ferrer Elizabeth Ferrer, former director of the Austin Museum of Art, will present an illustrated lecture on photographer Lola lvarez Bravo, at the Daniels Pavilion, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, on Friday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Lola lvarez Bravo, on display at the Naples Museum of Art through Sunday, Jan. 4. Bravo was a key figure in Mexicos post-Revolutionary renaissance and Elizabeth Ferrer is one of the foremost experts on her art. The cost for the lecture is $25 for adults and $20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Upcoming events
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY L L OOK YEARS YOUNGER BOTOX DERMAL FILLERS LASER HAIR REMOVAL COLLIER COUNTY MEDICAL A A ESTHETIC SERVICES 870 111thAve. North, Suite 2, Naples, FL 34108 Ph: 239-566-1332 www.CollierCountyMedical.Com Reducetheappearanceofwrinkles,fine-linesandeyebags.Getridofunwanted hair.Weoffer FreeConsultation .Thephysicianwillevaluatetheconditionof yourskinanddeterminewhattreatmentisappropriateforyou. Theres dumb. And then theres dumb like a fox. In a nutshell, thats the arc Billie Dawn takes in Born Yesterday. Shes the former, and then, through reading and thinking, transforms into the latter. And what a highly entertaining journey it is to watch. This classic American comedy plays at the Florida Repertory Theatre through Nov. 16, and although it was penned more than 60 years ago, it couldnt be more timely. The story line: a greedy junkyard tycoon, Harry Brock (Jimmy Clarke) goes to Washington D.C. to bribe a senator (Bruce Somerville). He has a lawyer on his payroll (a meek, acquiescent Chris Clavelli) who does his bidding, finding and creating legal and not-so-legal loopholes that allow Brock to do his dirty work and get away with it. In Brocks entourage is his cousin Eddie (Scott Bennett) and his mistress, Billie Dawn (Deanna Gibson). A loudmouth blowhard cut from rough cloth, Brock bullies his way through life. Clarke plays him at full-volume, a brute who doesnt think but acts purely on instinct. If you didnt know any better, youd think this guy was on steroids. But while in D.C., Brock begins to feel that Billie, a former chorus girl who chews gum with her mouth open, needs some polishing, some education. Or, as he puts it, She just dont fit in. Every time she opened her kisser, something wrong came out. Brock, of course, is totally uncouth himself, but lacks self-awareness. His hamfisted attempts at gentility and small talk fail miserably. Yet, he feels his mistresss actions are a liability. Brocks solution: hire Paul (Brendan Powers), a journalist, to educate Billie and teach her about politics, current events and culture. He, of course, falls for her. Powers plays the good guy role with a charming mixture of awkwardness and earnestness. Not only does Billie fall in love with him, but the audience does too. Powers has the ability to deliver lines such as, When you steal from the government, you steal from yourself, without sounding sappy. And his pro-democracy speeches come across as genuine, not jingoistic. Carrie Lund portrays the senators wife; snooty, elite and la-ti-dah, shes not quite sure how to react to these rough people with no manners. Though her time on stage is limited in this production, Lund demonstrates the adage that there are no small roles. She makes the most of this one, with her physical humor complementing her lines, portraying a woman whos simultaneously genteel and jumpy. Roberta Malcolms costume designs also assist here: Lund, in furs and pearls, wears a tiny maroon pillbox hat on top of her upswept hair, the cherry that accents the sundae. But it is Billie who makes this show what it is. With all the testosterone strutting about on stage, Ms. Gibson more than holds her own. In fact, she pretty much runs away with the show. At first, she seems almost incidental, as Brock bellows and bullies his way around the hotel suite. But then, she becomes the character you keep looking for on stage, the one youre rooting for. Ms. Gibsons Billie Dawn is goofy and endearing, a fully realized character. Lesser actors wouldve just gone for the easy laughs, but Ms. Gibson gives us someone who isnt a caricature but a woman with feelings, longings. She displays her vulnerability when reading opens up new worlds, new options, and she declares, Theres a better kind of life than the one Ive got. Ms. Gibsons performance is the perfect marriage of spoken humor and physical humor. Her speaking voice alone is a complex musical melody composed of fowllike squawks and squeaks and occasional low dulcet tones. And the classic card-playing scene at the end of Act I, where Brock and Billie play gin rummy, is in itself a class in how to do comedy. The two are a delightful duet of tics, mannerisms and quirks as they play cards. With its four chandeliers, marble molding, and simple but lush furniture, Sean McClellands hotel suite set is perfect; it doesnt scream rich but simply states it in wellmodulated tones. Audiences should note the sly inclusion of Attempting the Impossible by surrealist Renee Magritte on stage during Act II with its image of a suited man painting a nude woman. Hes not painting her on canvas, hes actually creating her in thin air, a robust woman standing in front of him, almost completed. Its the perfect visual metaphor for this play in which Billie Dawn transforms, Pygmalion-like, into someone greater and more complex than who she was initially. Director Robert Cacioppo and Florida Rep have given us a great gift with this play: A reminder of all thats great about America, and a mirror of how corrupt and underhanded our government can be, when laws are manipulated or ignored for personal gain. (As the senator declares at one point, Are the people going to run the government or is the government going to run the people, implying, of course, that it should be the latter.) Sadly, Garson Kanins Born Yesterday is still relevant for today. Were still dealing with corrupt politicians, war profiteering, special interest groups pulling strings in Washington and big business taking precedent over the people. It seems that some things never change. And, like any classic play, it works on so many different levels: a story of personal transformation, the battle of the sexes, the power of education, democracy vs. corruption. Its a play that delivers that most potent of combinations: it makes us laugh while also making us think. As Powerss character says, The idea of learning is to be bigger, not smaller. As we head into the final days of an extremely heated presidential election, you could do worse than take political advice from a play written over half a century ago. It warns against the curse of dont care-ism and suggests that you listen to what the candidates have to say and take a look and see whos for who. Whos on the other side and whos on your side. Then vote. Besides being a fun night at the theater, Born Yesterday is a reminder of the ideals upon which our country was founded, and what it can once again be. ARTS COMMENTARY s s w s d s NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org >>What: Born Yesterday >>When: through Nov. 16 >>Where: The Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 First Street, between Hendry and Jackson, in the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers >>Cost: $38 and $34 >>Info: Call 332-4488 or go to www.FloridaRep.org If you go Born Yesterday great comic play for today > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >> >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W > > > > > > >> > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> >> >> > > > > > > > > > >> >> > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > >> >> >> >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Deanna Gibson plays Billie Dawn in Florida Repertorys Born Yesterday. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 A&E C9 GIVING Through its Center for Nonprofit Excellence, the Community Foundation of Collier County offers seminars and trainings on the best practices of nonprofit boards. This is the fourth in a five-part series. Meetings are events in which minutes are taken and hours are wasted. Board meetings, whether excruciatingly boring or brief and focused, are the vehicle through which a nonprofit conducts its business. Unfortunately, a common complaint of many nonprofit board members is that meetings are unproductive, uninspiring and overly time-consuming. Streamlining meetings, using agendas to control the flow and focusing on strategic issues are ways in which an organization can maximize the productivity of meetings and the board. Interesting, relevant meetings also solve the problem of low attendance. Ideas for meetings that matter Require pre-reading of materials: Make sure board members have all materials well in advance of the meeting. Your agenda guides your meeting: Place a time limit on each agenda item and stick to it. Identify each agenda item by the action needed, i.e. FYI, discussion, resolution, decision. Focus on the strategic issues of the organization: Dont fill the agenda with informational updates; meetings should focus on the future, not the past. The strategic issues facing the organization should be identified annually and each one assigned to a meeting. The ensuing discussion should make up the major portion of the meeting. Limit the discussion to the issue at hand: Avoid drift. Ask, How does this line of conversation apply to the discussion? Full participation: The board chair should ensure that all members participate in meetings and that problem behaviors are addressed by the Governance Committee. The consent agenda: This component of a meeting enables the board to group routine items under one umbrella. Items may include committee and board meeting minutes, document updates, renewal of standard contracts and minor changes in procedure The parking lot concept: When an issue arises that is important but not addressed on the agenda, flag that item by either placing it on a flip chart that is available in the meeting room or in the minutes to be included for discussion at the next meeting. In this way, the agenda is not compromised and the meeting can stay on course. BY MARY ELLEN BARRETT ________________________Vice President of Programs The Community Foundation of Collier County The Roy and Carolyn Neumann Volunteer Fund, Established 2004 Roy and Carolyn Neumanns personal touch and creativity are evident throughout all of their charitable giving. Over the last 20 years, the Neumanns have taken full advantage of the Foundations administrative flexibility; the Volunteer Fund is the most recent result.In 1991, the Neumanns established the Wyndemere Fund, the first named fund established by individuals living in a Collier County residential community. In 1995, they chose to make a more permanent commitment to the Foundation by opening a Charitable Gift Annuity. Their creativity didnt stop there. In 2004 the Neumanns wanted to specifically honor those who have quietly and consistently contributed years of service to the causes they care about. This idea gave birth to an intimate awards luncheon honoring dedicated volunteers and the nonprofits they serve.In 2005, Mr. Neumann wanted to support an initiative to encourage women leaders in our community to mentor young girls in need. He met with the Foundations staff and as a result, the Women of Style Leadership Fund was formed, funded in part by the Neumanns.Mr. and Mrs. Neumanns dedication to the community is boundless. Mr. Neumann served on the foundation board for six years and has also worked with various other agency boards. Mrs. Neumanns wisdom and service have benefitted many Collier County nonprofits.Even though many of the area's most needy citizens have been helped by the Neumanns strategic philanthropy, the ultimate beneficiaries are Mr. and Mrs. Neumann themselves, because as Mr. Neumann said, Carolyn and I know that the sweetest words any volunteer can hear are, Thanks so much. Youve been of great service to our community. It goes without saying that the Neumanns continue to be of extraordinary service to this community. With assets of more than $61 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 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 $10.99Served 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) Feeling alone in a crowd during the early part of the week is an unsettling emotion. But your spirits soon perk up, putting you into the right mood to start making holiday plans. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A pesky problem should be dealt with immediately so you can put your time and effort into something more important. Someone from your past could have significant news for you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) High-energy aspects dominate, both on the job and at home. Use this time to put some longrange plans into operation. Things level off later in the week. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Even the usually gregarious Goat might feel overwhelmed by a flurry of activities. Be patient. Things soon return to your normal social routine. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Career choices that seem too confusing to deal with at this point probably are. More information would help uncomplicate them. On the personal side, a friend might need your advice. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your Piscean imagination is stimulated by possibilities you see in a new opportunity. But keep those ideas to yourself until you feel ready to translate them into a workable format. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Decisions involving your finances might seem to be foolproof. But they could have NO WHEY! 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: underlying risks you should know about. Dont act on anything until all the facts are in. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre attracted to a situation that appeals to your Bovine intellect. And thats good. But dont neglect your passionate side when romance comes calling later in the week. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A recent development enhances that special relationship. Spending more time together also helps make the bonding process stronger. Expect news about a possible career change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A suspicious situation should be dealt with before it leads to serious problems. Get all the facts needed to resolve it. Then refocus your energies on those tasks that need your attention. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might feel a bit threatened by a proposed workplace change. The best way to deal with it is to ask questions. Youll find that those involved will be happy to provide you with the facts. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The early part of the week is open to spontaneity. Then its time to settle into your usual routine to get all your tasks done. A personal situation could require more attention from you BORN THIS WEEK: You have an ingratiating way of helping people deal with their fears. Have you considered a career in social work or with the clergy?(c) 2008 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCT. 30-NOV. 5, 2008 A&E C11 Early Dining7 Days 4:30-5:30 p.m.SERVED IN OUR GRILL ROOMOVERLOOKING VENETIAN BAY Three Course Meal$22Plus Tax and GratuityBaked Salmon with ~ Black Bean Salsa Sauteed Calves Liver ~ Shrimp Scampi ~ Provencal Linguini with Clams ~ & Shrimp 649-5552 In the Village on Venetian Bay www.BaySideSeafoodBarAndGrill.com Diva Dogs: A Style Guide to Living the Fabulous LifeDiva Dogs, by Boca Raton resident Jo Jo Harder, deserves five barks. Sorry about that. Just couldnt resist. Actually its not only a delightful, clever and surprisingly informative book, it also features some of Boca Ratons most famous canine models. But Im getting ahead of myself. The subtitle of the book is A Style Guide to Living the Fabulous Life and it contains a plethora of tips on beauty (you may be a dog, but you dont necessarily have to look like a dog!), petiquette, style (every good dog needs at least one wig, see pages 36 and 37), entertaining, and, of course, fashion. No 16 of the Must-Know Rules reads, Wear your Cartier dog tag and Mikimoto pearls only on special occasions. Ms. Harder writes convincingly of a diva dogs life and shares many Pointers (apologies, again, Dear Reader, that should have been pointers with a small p) for both the dog and the owner on living an elegant life. When it comes to fashion, glamorous photos abound of cuddlesome canines garbed for Hanukkah and Christmas, attending the Academy Awards, casual wear for lounging, athletic outfits for workouts and, of course, beach wear because, dahling, we live in Florida! The book contains a section on entertaining (aka puppy parties) that includes suggestions for 15 themed parties including Howl-O-Ween, Valentines Day, a Doggy Debutante Ball and an Unleashed Park Picnic. Theres even a Tail Gate Party. Both twoand four-footed creatures are considered in the party plans which contain advice on dcor, music, food and activities. The book even has a sample event invitation. Every well bred dog should be properly groomed, and this book outlines what a trip to a doggy spa should include. The properly cared for pooch will be shampooed using the appropriate conditioner, blow-dry, trim and latest hair style, a pedicure composed of clipping, filing and a fab color, teeth whitener and breath freshener, and finally a bow or tie that reflects the clients sense of style. The photographs are adorable and amusing. The book itself is beautifully done and most impressive is the final section. Titled Resources, it lists places around the country where dog owners can buy haute couture outfits and bone apptit items. However, it also includes information on pet insurance, national animal protection organizations, pet-friendly hotels, dog training organizations, and dog publications. Oh, I almost forgot. About those dog models, the cover features Daisy from Boca Raton. Then theres Wiggles from Palm Beach, Harders own gorgeous greyhound Romeo, and Daphne Simone, Americas Top Dog Model of 2008. Like I said, for fun and fancy, this book gets five barks. By Jo Jo Harder (Bowtie Press, $14.95)REVIEWED BY PRUDY TAYLOR BOARD_____________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING
Blu goes Pink Grand Prizes Awarded Halloween Weekend Welcome to the BluPrint, the of cial insiders buzz of all BluSushi locations. Check out our full calendar of events and sign up for updates at www. BluSushi.com. giving away a Trek Beach Cruiser along with other great prizes during the night. BluOne on McGregor celebrates our 6th Annual Halloween Party with B-103.9 and MJMatt Johnson who will be on location from 9 until 11pm on Friday night. MJ will have one free X-Rated Shooter for ladies in costumes and well have prizes from B-103 and Blu including Blu GiftCards for creative costumes of all types. At 10 PM, MJ will pull the winning ticket for the Schwinn Hope 50 Scooter. Chance drawing ticket donations are just $10 and you DONT have to be present to win to win any Blu goes Pink grand prizes. Saturday Night November 1, will be the Grand Prize nale to our annual Blu goes Pink campaign, and well give away the last of the two Schwinn Scooters, purchased from Grandpas Cycles on Fowler. The Market Plaza Stage at Gulf Coast Town Center has become one of the best places to hear live music and this Saturday Night November 1, the party on the lawn starts at 6 oclock with two bands. Both Hands plays rock tunes until 8 and then Crazy Horse plays hip jazz and fusion music until 10:30. DJ Bigg John gets to play late stick around and help us turn back the clocks. A combination of a BluSushi Gift Card along with Norman Love Confections satis es your holiday wish list. We had the opportunity to taste Normans Loves Black the worlds most luxurious all natural, no preservative gems of dark chocolate. Look for a series of Outrageous Confectionary Cocktails coming soon as Larry Smokey Genta and Norman Love have collaborated on creating the quintessential dessert martini menu. Norman Love graces the cover of RSW magazine this month as well as the November issue of Times of the Islands Magazine and Im proud to be featured in the magazine as well for the design and creation of Outrageous Cocktails and BluSushis Beverage Program. You hearing it here rstand youll be planning lunch at Blu Sushi soon and often. We know, that most people dont think of Blu for lunchbut we are ready to take care of your need for a BluSushi x. In an effort to come to the rescue well be launching a $9.95 lunch menu with a selected all you care to eat menu items. Sign up for the Blu Print at www. BluSushi.com to receive the latest details. Sign up for the BluPrint and stay informed @ www.BluSushi.com The weather HAS to be better and we have been anticipating this great weekend at BLU. By weeks end well have turned back the clocks and cracked open the prize vault as BLU goes Pink wraps up our month long celebration with a Halloween to remember. Casual Dress Friday takes on a whole different meaning with Halloween falling on Friday and I and all humorists are convinced that political masks are not creative and that Masquerade has the best costume selection in all of SW Florida. Halloween at Blu has never been better and we have great SKYY Infusions Vodka parties going on, and X-Rated Shot specials at all three Blu locations At Blu in Naples, DJ Bigg John will get in the groove and turn it out with his 80s Happy Hour mix in the Courtyard in Olde Naples. The Naples party starts at 4 PM and there will be gifts and prizes from Saks Fifth Avenue, Gulfshore Life and well give away a Trek Bicycle in Naples this Friday Night. Everyone is invited to Blu3 Friday Night to party with the Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce which has made the move to the Gulf Coast Town Center with their Annual Halloween Party. It will start at 6 oclock Friday night when the Geek Sqwad invades the Market Plaza stage. SKYY Bars will be on the lawn and under the stars and we know youll agree that the Geek Sqwad is the best party band in the land. Theyll start at 6 oclock and rock the stage til 9 when DJ Zac Longfellow takes the party way into the night. Well be ADVERTORIAL Scooters, Bikes, and GeeksOh My!!
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 A&E C13 fo ra sty lish c ha ri tya u c t io no f ce le br it y de signera nd o ne -o f-ak ind hand bag s t ob ene fitIsla n dCo ast A I DS N e tw ork(ICAN) Soco me, dr ink ,e at, and befa b u lo u s.F riday,Nov .7 ,5 :30p. m.Hy attR eg en c yC o co n utP o int, Bo n i taS pr i n g sR SVPw w w. i cansw fl .o rgo r239 -3372391P r e sen ted by Chi cosCh ar i tie s. Spo nsor edby Mo rg anSta nley ,Oswa ldT rip pe a ndC o mpa n y/We stf ieldInsuranc e Bankof Fl orida ,p e a rlbrandc o mmuni c at io ns, Hy att Regenc yC o c onut Point a ndF l o rid aW eekly. Joinfe llowf ash ion ist asICANisa501(c)(3)charitableorganization.Registration#SC-03045.ACOPYOFTHEOFFICIAL REGISTRATIONANDFINANCIALINFORMATIONMAYBEOBTAINEDFROMTHEDIVISIONOF CONSUMERSERVICESBYCALLING1-800-435-7352WITHINTHESTATEOFFLORIDA.REGISTRATION DOESNOTIMPLYENDORSEMENT,APPROVAL,ORRECOMMENDATIONBYTHESTATE. Avian photographer Eric B. Orkin will present his images of Sanibel Island bird life in a special exhibition and sale at the Naples Philharmonic Centers Collectors Corner Gallery beginning Saturday, Nov. 1. A former software systems entrepreneur who became a full-time photographer in 1999, Mr. Orkin divides his time between Maine and Florida. He said buying a home on Sanibel in 2004 was a transformational event in his life. Thousands of photographers come to Sanibel every year from around the world to photograph its dazzling assortment of birds. I live there half the year. I go to the birds and they come to me, he said. I take thousands of pictures annually, and spend hours every day in my digital darkroom I rush home from daily shoots with the anticipation of a kid on his birthday morning. At 62, I still cant wait to see what images await me.The Collectors Corner Gallery is in the southwest corner of the Philharmonic Center and is open during performances and by appointment. For more information, call 254-2601. Sanibel photographer is for the birds THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6 11 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M. AT THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CENTERSILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS GUEST FASHION COMMENTATOR: WINK-TV ANCHOR LOIS THOME2008FASHION OBSESSION Proceeds benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. 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 Orkin "Wood Storks Queuing" "Yin Yang"
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 3 Ways to Buy a Home for Less Money 3 Ways to Buy a Home for Less MoneyThis report is courtesy of Molly Whalen, Affordable Homes Reality Team of Sun Realty. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2008. If youre like most homebuyers, you have two primary considerations in mind when you start looking for a home. 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. 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FAC #88099Assisted Living Facility #5598Skilled Nursing Facility #1050095CC-Naples, Inc., d/b/a Bentley Village, A Classic Residence by Hyatt, is the sole entity responsible for the performance of the continuing care contracts at Bentley Village, A Classic Residence by Hyatt. Hyatt is a registered trademark of Hyatt Corporation. PP090108704 Village CircleNaples, FL 3 4110www.hyattclassic.comArizona California Colorado Florida Illinois Maryland/D.C. Nevada New Jersey New York South Carolina TexasIts all play and no work at Bentley Village. What will you enjoy today with your new friendsa round of golf, a round of drinks, or a round of applause? Make your escape today. A limited number of newly remodeled homes are available right now. Call (239) 597-1121 to plan your visit.ITSTIMEYOURANAWAYFROMHOME. ITSTIMEYOURANAWAYFROMHOME On exhibit at FGCUFrom Chicago: The GARDENFresh artistsFlorida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery hosts the Chicago-based GARDENFresh Gallery Artists exhibition through Saturday, Dec. 13. The exhibit opens with a meet-the-artists reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. It consists of an eclectic sampling of work from the original members of the GARDENFresh group, including founder Andrew Rigsby, Michael John Hofer, the collaborative team of Burtonwood and Holmes, Jeremiah Ketner, Alain Douglas Park and Vaughnda Johnson. FGCU assistant professor Scott Snyder is curator of the exhibition. The main Art Gallery is in the FGCU Arts Complex; hours of exhibition are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The galleries of FGCU are free and open to the public. The Holocaust-era Boxcar exhibit will be in FGCUs Student Union Parking Lot 6 from Monday, Nov. 3, through Friday, Nov. 7. The authentic World War II boxcar is a traveling education tool for schools throughout Southwest Florida. The boxcar display features 12 panels illustrating the devastation of the Holocaust and other genocides, past and present. FGCU Dean of Students Michele Yovanovich saw the boxcar dedication last January in Naples and since then has been working to bring the car to the university campus. Student guides will be available to assist visitors, and literature will be available from the Holocaust Museum and from FGCUs Holocauststudies center, Hillel. For more information, visit www.fgcu.edu/hc or call the Dean of Students Office at 590-7900.In Parking Lot 6: Holocaust boxcarCOURTESY PHOTO Boys by Vaughnda JohnsonCOURTESY PHOTO The Green Dress, dvd by Andrew RigsbyPop icon Peter Max Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist and Americas Painter Laureate will exhibit his retrospective work in January at a gallery in Naples yet to be announced. An uncrating party will take place Friday, Jan. 30, and the exhibit will open Saturday, Jan. 31. Mr. Max will make an appearance at meet-theartist receptions and will sign purchased artwork on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8. The exhibit will be open to the public and will feature his latest works more than 100 pieces of art, including original paintings, and etchings. The subject matter of the work ranges from the well-known Cosmic images to his iconic paintings Statue of Liberty and Flag with Heart. Mr. Max and his vibrant colors have become a part of the fabric of contemporary culture. He has paintings on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide. He has painted portraits of the last six U.S. presidents and various heads of state, and his exhibition of those portraits and other works will be at the Clinton Library in Arkansas over Presidents Weekend in February, following his Naples appearance. In addition to those on canvas, Mr. Maxs visions have been applied to a B7 Continental Airlines jet, across a 600-foot stage for the Woodstock Music Festival, on the covers of the Verizon New York City yellow and white pages and on a mural unveiled at the 2002 Winter Olympics. He has been designated Official Artist of five Super Bowls, six Grammy Awards, World Cup USA, The World Series and the United Nations Earth Summit. For for more information, call (888) 5138385 or visit www.petermax.com Pop icon Peter Max to be at Naples exhibit in JanuarySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 For more information visit:www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.comWhere is the Blueway Mobile headed this week: See Outdoors in Section A of this issue of Florida Weekly. Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Lee County Paddling Trail MURDER MYSTERY TRAINS UPCOMING EVENTS SEMINOLE GULF RAILWAY239-275-8487www.semgulf.com 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 agency for Collier County, fulfills its mission to connect arts organizations, artists, galleries and arts educators with one another, with local audiences and with tourism-related business. Art in the Park, the Naples Art Association; Saturday, Nov. 1, on Park Street; 262-6517 The Dixie Bee Liners, bluegrass concert at Norris Park; 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1; $10; 213-3049 The Music Makers, free concert at Cambier Park; Saturday, Nov. 1; 213-3058 The Naples Philharmonic Orchestras opening-night gala, From Broadway to Opera, at the Phil; Saturday, Nov. 1; 597-1900 The Goodbye Girl, The Naples Players on the main stage at The Sugden Theatre; 263-7990 The Women of Lockerbie, The Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at The Sugden Theatre; 263-7990 Three by Tennessee Williams, a play reading by The Naples Players; Sunday, Nov. 2, at The Sugden Theatre; 263-7990 Classic Chamber Concerts presents Russian Romance: Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 3-4; 434-8505 Walking tour guided by the Naples Historical Society; Wednesday, Nov. 5; 261-8164 NONA Gallery and Studio season opening reception; Wednesday, Nov. 5; 572-3386 People, Places and Pets, an exhibit by Tracy M. Rosen, opening Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Rosen Gallery and Studios; 821-1061 Underground Art Wednesday; 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 5, in more than a dozen galleries in North Naples; pick up a brochure at Longstreth-Goldberg Art, 5640 Taylor Road, or at Rosen Gallery and Studios, 2172 J&C Blvd.; 514-2773 or 821-1061 Norris Garden tour by the Naples Historical Society; Thursday, Nov. 6; 2618164 The Commodores jazz ensemble of The U.S. Navy Band at Cambier Park; Thursday, Nov. 6; 213-3058 United Arts Councils Celebrate the Arts Month kick-off party at the Naples Beach Hotel; Saturday, Nov. 8; 263-8242 The Naples ArtCrafters Fine Art and Crafts Fair at Cambier Park; Saturday, Nov. 8; 352-3036 A morning of traditional Irish music by Inish, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Farmers Market on Third Street South and 13th Avenue South; 649-6325 Celebrate the Arts Month chalk art contest for children at Norris Center; Saturday, Nov. 8; 213-3058 Encore Bank is the presenting sponsor of Celebrate the Arts Month; other sponsors are Alis Oriental Rugs, Jane and Richard Borchers, Comcast, The Rose Mary Everett Team, Gulfshore Life, Naples Harbour, Northern Trust and WGCU Public Media. For more information about the United Arts Council of Collier County, call 2638242 or visit www.uaccollier.com COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO The Commodores jazz ensemble of The U.S. Navy BandClassic Chamber Concerts Russian Romance with Borislav Strulev, Dmitri Berlinsky and Ilya ItinCELEBRATEFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO Opera diva Measha Brueggergosman for the Phils Opening Night Gala
C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1. Dr. Monica Otero 2. Dr. William Lascheid, Sara and Greg Billings, Nancy Lascheid 3. Dr. Richard Linden, Dr. Robert Statfeld, Dr. Lee Anderson (in black), Sara Billings, R.N., Dr. Marty Cohn (with clarinet) and Dr. Chris Cugini 4. Dr. Joseph Lang 5. Sherry Break 6. Dr. Marty Cohn12 3Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned. COURTESY PHOTOSThe Steinway Physicians Talent Show at the Sudgen Theatre HED 45 6
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C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Join Our Scurvy Crew of Pirates for a Costume Party of Chaos on the High Seas Wear ye costume or be ogged! 90 Minutes of Thrills, Chills, Music, Dancing and Drink Specials 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: H N allowee Adults 21 & Up Cruise times 6 & 9 pm on Wed. 29, Thurs. 30, Fri. 31 $25 per person Call for reservations Heres a winning ticket for you: Shanes Rib Shacks will give free chicken tenders meals to customers wearing I Voted Today stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Customers of legal voting age wearing the stickers will receive Shanes Vote America Meal, which consists of three chicken tenders, fries and a 20-ounce drink. While our country struggles in these difficult financial times, Main Street USA where I have lived my entire life needs companies and communities to band together, founder Shane Thompson said in a news release. Our franchisees want their local friends and neighbors to know we are here for them. So few things are free anymore; our only catch is you must take advantage of one of Americas most important freedoms, the right to vote.Shanes can be found at 6431 Naples Blvd., Naples, as well as in at Coconut Point and Gulf Coast Town Center. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.Maxwells morphs into M Waterfront GrilleMaxwells on the Bay has reopened as M Waterfront Grille with the same owners (Peter and Chris Sereno) but with a new chef, a fresh look and an updated menu. The longtime fixture at Village on Venetian Bay now offers what Executive Chef Brian Roland calls cutting-edge continental cuisine, which features some organic items as well as natural meats, locally procured products and house-made pastas. A sampling of the menu includes heirloom tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad, chilled corn and cauliflower soup, braised boneless beef short ribs, seared Maple Leaf Farms duck breast, lemon confit marinated Japanese himachi and black Angus filet mignon. Some customers might recognize Mr. Roland from a decade ago when he was an intern at Maxwells, or from his more recent stints at Chops City Grill in Naples and Bonita Springs as well as Cru in Fort Myers. Hes a graduate of the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, N.Y., and worked with chef Daniel Boulud, among others. I am very excited to return to the Naples market, Mr. Roland said, adding that he relishes meeting new people, developing a new cuisine for this area and pushing the envelope in a tough economy. My goal is to create a dining adventure where people have more energy coming out of the experience than they did going in. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, he and his staff took that energy to St. Matthews House in Naples, where they volunteered to prepare a meal for the homeless people who rely on the not-forprofit organization for lunch. I just thought with economic times as hard as they are that I wanted to give back, Mr. Roland says. What better way to do so than by using what I know best? M Waterfront Grille is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays for brunch and 5 to 10 p.m. daily for dinner. The restaurant will start serving lunch toward the end of November, Mr. Roland said. Its at 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. Call 263-4421 or visit online at www. mwaterfrontgrille.com.Guilty pleasure no moreLose the guilt, eat the chocolate. Chocolatier Norman Love has launched BLACK, a line of intensely dark chocolates that pack in health benefits as well as rich flavor. Consumers are becoming more and more interested in dark chocolate, said Mr. Love, who founded Norman Love Confections in Fort Myers in 2001, after more than a decade based in Naples as the corporate executive pastry chef for The Ritz-Carlton company. The potential health benefits of dark chocolate as well as interest in ultra-premium single-origin chocolates have driven the increase in consumption, Mr. Love said.Recent research indicates that dark chocolate improves heart health with Tendering a vote earns a free lunch at ShanesRESTAURANT NEWS BY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Chocolatier Norman Love has launched BLACK, a line of intensely dark chocolates that pack in health benefits as well as rich flavor.Chef Brian Roland of M Waterfront Grille SEE RESTAURANT NEWS, A23
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 30: 6-7 p.m., The Wine Merchant, complimentary wine tasting with winemaker Michael Hoenig, 12820 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Call 5920000. Monday, Nov. 3: 6:30 p.m., Roys cooking class covers Maui Wowie salad, hibachi grilled salmon and Roys melting hot chocolate souffl, $50 plus tax and gratuity, 8985 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. Call 598-2424. Tuesday, Nov. 4: 7 p.m.-midnight, Sway Lounge hosts the Red, White & Blue party a bi-partisan bash with hors douevres, drinks, live election results and no cover charge, 2059 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples. Call 417-6688. Thursday, Nov. 13: 10:30 a.m., Roys cooking class makes Waikaloa shrimp saut, seared Hawaiian shutome with gorgonzola and spinach and the chocolate souffl, $39 plus tax and gratuity, 8985 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. Call 598-2424. Thursday, Nov. 13: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More wine class Sexy Wines of Spain and Portugal, $25 per class ($100 for five classes), 5058 Airport Pulling Road North, Naples; 649-4979. Friday, Nov. 14: 5:30-7 p.m., Tonys off Third, Cape Classics African portfolio wine tasting $18 (includes $10 coupon for a featured wine purchase or dinner that evening at Ridgway Grill), 1300 Third St. South, Naples; 262-7999 or email@example.com. Saturday, Nov. 15: 2-4 p.m., Total Wine & More wine class, Sexy Wines of Spain and Portugal, $25 per class ($100 for five classes), 5058 Airport Pulling Road North, Naples; 649-4979. Monday, Nov. 17: 6:30 p.m., Roys cooking class covers Hawaiian ahi poke, sesame curry crusted mahi and the chocolate souffl, $50 plus tax and gratuity, 8985 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. Call 598-2424 for reservations. Friday, Dec. 5: 5:30-7 p.m., Tonys off Third, Champagne Alternatives: Sparklers from Spain, Italy, California, Argentina, Germany, France tasting $20 (includes $10 coupon for a featured wine purchase or dinner that evening at Ridgway Grill), 1300 Third St. South, Naples; 262-7999 or sukieh@ tonysoffthird.com. potent antioxidants. It contains endorphins, which reduce sensitivity to pain, and helps produce serotonin, which contributes to a feeling of wellbeing. On top of that, it can help lower blood pressure in ways milk and white chocolates do not.But thats just the excuse for eating it. The real reason is that these five varieties will convert those who think they dont like dark chocolate and thrill those who are already fans. (I include myself among the latter group and was nonetheless amazed by the flavors.) Just as with single-vineyard wines, the flavor of an origin chocolate depends on conditions unique to the place in which the cocoa beans used to make it are grown. Each of the five varieties is made with chocolate containing anywhere from 64 percent to 74 percent cocoa. The cocoa hails from locales such as Madagascar, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. The BLACK line is available in three sizes: a five-piece box for $15, a 10-piece box for $25 and a 15-piece box for $35. Norman Love Confections is at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., off Daniels Parkway east of Southwest Florida international Airport. The Chocolate Salon, a stylish retail shop that sells house-made chocolates and pastries as well as gourmet coffees, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 561-7215 or visit www.normanloveconfections.com. Ridgways adjusts pricesRestaurateur Tony Ridgway hasnt sur-RESTAURANT NEWS From page 22vived in the food-and-beverage business for three-plus decades by sheer luck. From the early days of Chefs Garden, Villa Pescatore and Truffles to todays Ridgway Bar & Grill and Tonys off Third, hes attracted a loyal and deserved following. With an eye toward the future, Mr. Ridgway has been looking at the state of the economy over the past eight or so months and attempting to anticipate trends. Were trying to make the pricevalue relationship a little stronger in this economy, he said. While many other restaurants now offer entrees priced at upwards of $40, he has refused to do that. At Ridgway Bar & Grill, Our lowest-priced menu item is butternut squash ravioli at $14, he said. We have a bunch priced at $17 to $19 and we top out at $34. To keep beef prices down, he buys 24-ounce portions and cuts them into three 8-ounce portions himself, which saves money. In fact, hes paying less per pound for filet now than he was two years ago. A filet he charged $39 for last year hes now selling at $32. Hes also using lesser-known cuts, some of which have gotten better known of late, such as flatiron steaks. Butchers in New York and France used to use a cut called a hanging tender that hes introduced at Ridgway. Its fabulous with fries and demiglace, and its $20, he said. While customers can get beef at similar prices at larger chains, he thinks the service, fresh roses on the table, high-quality plates and silverware, fresh-baked breads and extensive wine list he offers will keep customers coming in the door. Meanwhile, hes revamping the menu on a weekly basis to adjust prices up and down as needed rather than just raising them across the board. We hope to have more covers because people have a good time here and the quality of the food hasnt been compromised one iota, he said. Ridgway Bar & Grill is open daily, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, followed by a late afternoon menu with dinner served from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Its at 1300 Third St. South. Call 262-5500 or learn more online at www.ridgwaybarandgrill.com.Vincenzos back in businessVincenzos on the Bay has a new owner plus a fresh new look and menu. The popular waterfront restaurant in Bonita Springs closed a few months ago and reopened Oct. 15 under new owner Lisa Borman. We painted, put in new carpet, new furniture and redid the deck. It looks great, manager James Parrott said. The new menu still features Italian fare but chef Adrian Dejong (formerly of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island and Morgan House in Fort Myers) has added steak and seafood. Theres also a full bar. Vincenzos, which is open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily, is at 5370 Bonita Beach Road. Call 992-1159 for reservations.Roys tribute dinner setChef Roy Yamaguchi is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his restaurant chain by offering a dinner created by his culinary friends in his honor. The dinner takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. Dishes for the five-course meal were created by Nobu Matsushisa, Tetsuya Wakuda, Alan Wong, Gordon Hopkins and Kaethe Krasner. Wine pairings will be from the Moet Hennessey portfolio. The cost is $85 plus tax and gratuity. Budget-minded gourmets should check out Roys seasonal prix fixe menu, which features a choice of three appetizers, four entrees and two desserts (including Roys melting hot chocolate souffl) for $35 per person. Roys is at 8985 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 598-2424. In Bonita Springs, its at 26831 South Bay Drive; 498-7697. Flemings offers fall prix fixe menuNow through Jan. 5, Flemings Prime Steakhouse &Wine Bar offers its fall prix fixe menu. For $35.95, plus tax and gratuity, customers can choose one of three entrees, one of three salads, a side dish and dessert. Flemings is at 8985 Tamiami Trail, Naples. Call 598-2424.Handsome Harrys hires new manager/sommelierMark Ferrari has joined Handsome Harrys Third Street South Bistro as manager and sommelier.According to owner Jerry Alajajian, Mark is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional who specializes in all aspects of wine service. He has shown both passion and vision and has the ability to lead and inspire our management team.Ferrari, who has 20-plus years in the business, will oversee wine procurement, storage, wine cellar rotation, wine service and staff training as well as assist patrons with their selections. The more experience I acquired, the more I fell in love with wine, Mr. Ferrari said. And not just what was in the bottle. The technical aspects of grape growing and winemaking also intrigue me. Handsome Harrys is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 11 p.m. for dinner. Its at 1205 Third Street South. Call 434-6400 or visit www.handsomeharrys.com. 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