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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 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.#CRC056857In America, the calendar is not really 365 days long, nor does it begin on Jan. 1 not always. The other calendar begins on Nov. 5, New Quad-ears Day. Quad-ear is a contraction of quadruple and year, the four-year period between one presidential election and the next. Just as we do each New Year, I think its important to make some resolutions for the New Quad-ear. Heres what I recommend, no matter who you are or how you voted. ONE: PEP TALK. Buck up. Get over it. Quit sniffling or trembling or cursing or grinning or drooling or screaming. The election is over. If you keep that up, somebody will Baker Act your ass. (For those of you offended by mild anatomical vulgarities, buck up. Get over it. Et cetera). Also, drop the pretension of moving to Canada or Mexico or Pago Pago. Costa Rica is not an option. Look in the mirror and tell yourself, Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain in the oval office. This is America, after all. Its built to withstand any fool intent on spending more than a couple hours in the White House, touring with the kids. TWO: Now that your pep talk is out of the way, its time to CELEBRATE LIFE. Heres how: A. Go buy a couple pounds of stone crab claws and a couple pounds of Gulf shrimp. (Youre helping to support local commercial fishermen, and we need all of them we can get.) B. Get a bottle of bubbly, probably a light-stepping Italian Prosecco. Its described variously as sexy and an illusive effervescent wonder, a joypacker that leaves little suffering in its wake. (Youre helping to support our Italian friends, and we need all the friends we can get.) Kick in a bottle for every exhausted voter celebrating with you. C. Put out the claws, boil the shrimp, prepare the butter and lemon and mustard sauce. Slice some fresh, locally grown tomatoes, then add a touch of lemon and salt (youre helping to support a local farmer, and we need all of them we can get). Platter some locally grown vegetables. The squashes, bite sized or cut in sticks, will do. D. If you live in the country like I do, build a good wood fire outside, preferably of dry pine or dead live oak. (Thats a paradox for you: dead live oak. Like saying, happy Republican or satisfied Democrat, it doesnt make any sense. But never mind that now. Buck up. Get over it. Et cetera.) E. Begin feasting under an open sky, which is both symbolic and literal the possibilities out there remain endless. Drink only from the bottle, eat only with your hands. Let the spirits run down your chin. Gaze at the world around you. Could anything be more glorious? Ask yourself that question until you get the answer right. The answer is, NO. Southwest Florida is a subtropical paradise, according to the chamber of commerce. F. If youre a Christian or a pagan or a heathen or an agnostic or an atheist or anything else except a Jew, shout: LIFE! or LIFE, DUDE! or even, ITS ALL IN A LIFE! And dont just shout it, ROAR IT OUT! If youre a Jew, shout (roar) LCHAIM! Celebratory Amendment 1: If youre an Episcopalian or some other deeply inhibited Protestant, and youre white, Anglo-Saxon and liberal, youre allowed to just say Life, politely, instead of roaring it out, as if you were mildly constipated. Which you probably are. Then you should also say, LChaim politely so you wont be viewed as elitist. And dont forget to add Din (pronounced deen), which is Arabic for Way of Life its a Muslim thing, which any self-respecting liberal ought to know. If youre a conservative WASP on the other hand, you can merely grimace in disgust and mutter, Life, damnit. For you, I think thats appropriate for the New Quad-ear, dont you? Then shut up about the rest of it, and drink the Prosecco. Also for you, a second bottle might be necessary. Amendment 2: If you dont drink alcohol, youre allowed to drink water but it has to be Italian mineral water, San Benedetto will do, or even San Pellegrino, which is owned by Nestle, if that doesnt bother you. Just as you would the Prosecco, you have to drink it right from the bottle so it runs down your chin. Amendment 3. If you drive a pickup truck, youre allowed to substitute beer for the Prosecco a dumb move, but if the bottle fits, drink it. It cannot be Budweiser, Busch, Coors or any other cheap domestic brew. It has to be Peroni, because thats Italian, like Prosecco. THREE. And finally, MAKE LOVE. Yes, Im talking about the physical act of love, not merely fornication, arguably the most substantial celebration a human being can undertake. Do it more than once, today. If youre a liberal, a pinko, a hippie or a lefty, you can chant, Make love, not war, repeatedly, as you begin. If youre a family-planning liberal woman, this might be a nice time for a commemorative pregnancy. Consider naming your firstborn Obama or Michelle. If youre a conservative, a warmonger, a bootstrapper or a religious fundy, youre allowed to just growl, Make love. You can worry about war, work or your favorite prescribed religious suffering, later. (Note: Youre not allowed to drill for oil as a substitute for making love. Drilling is drilling and loving is loving, similar though they may seem to you.) And no matter who you are, when you get up the next morning, dont fret. Take no thought for the White House, for the White House shall take thought for the things of itself. Remember, the holiday season is coming. If youre a Catholic or a WASP, you can call it Christmas. If youre not, call it any damn thing you want. This is America, after all. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS email@example.comNew Quad-ears Resolutions for the day after Election 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 Now that this historic campaign has come to its close and we know the next president, festering uncertainties about the sanctity of the vote mean that the American people stand to lose. The people will lose because accusations that one side or the other planned to steal the election have become a staple of our recent politics, and these accusations threaten to rob our next president of the full share of legitimacy he will need to tackle our many serious challenges at home and abroad. On the left, one hears reports of attempts at voter suppression voterroll purges that target specific minority groups, threatening and misleading mailers and calls aimed at potential voters in Democratic-leaning areas, and insufficient voting facilities in poor neighborhoods. There is evidence that all these things have occurred in various states during recent elections; this campaign season, there have been charges of misinformation aimed at suppression in key states. On the right, one hears reports of voter-registration fraud. This election season, the group ACORN is at the center of these charges because it has submitted lists that include some new registrants with highly suspicious names, one of the most egregious examples being Mickey Mouse. The concern here is that fake registrations could lead to fraudulent votes. Its been pointed out in many places including the Supreme Court that studies show scant evidence of people voting under fake names; as some have put it, unless Mickey Mouse actually shows up to vote, its not a real problem that a worker paid by the number of names he signs up registered Mickey to vote. Nevertheless, those who fear voter fraud might fairly point out that, short of this scenario, cheating would be very hard to detect. The fears on both sides find traction, and the charges grow, in large part because government has failed to respond satisfactorily and equitably to these concerns. Voting regulations remain a patchwork of state laws. Efforts to address voter suppression often come too late if they come at all. Attempts to prevent registration fraud from becoming voting fraud have often failed to find compromise between protecting the vote and avoiding placing undue burdens on poor voters. But nowhere is the lack of action and the risk to the sanctity of everyones vote, Republican, Democrat or Mugwump more evident than with the manifold problems that plague electronic voting machines. Last year, my program Dan Rather Reports ran an expose on serious quality-control problems with touch-screen voting machines used by Florida voters in the 2006 election. This week, there have been reports from West Virginia about calibration problems with touch-screen machines there. From calibration, to software, to concerns about the need for a paper trail for recounts, questions surrounding the new generation of voting machines ushered in since the 2000 Florida debacle have slowly and steadily helped to erode American confidence in the vote. This erosion eats into the bedrock of our democracy. It deepens our national divisions at a time of genuine crisis for our country. It is something we should not abide in the best of times and cannot abide at a time of genuine national crisis. The new president may discover that restoring confidence in the vote, perhaps through the study and recommendations of a nonpartisan commission, needs to become a top priority. Shoring up the bedrock danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly The miracle of plentyTo what do we owe our 20-pound Butterball turkeys, our high-definition TVs, our spacious and warm homes this Thanksgiving? Something that wont be high on anyones list of things to be grateful for, but undergirds our way of life a centuries-old economic revolution that changed the very terms of human existence. In his eye-opening book, A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World, Gregory Clark produces a chart tracking income per person throughout history. By Clarks account, it is essentially flat from 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1800, reflecting the crushing burden of providing for our material wants in an environment of economic stasis. Then, income per person explodes upward around 1800, coinciding with the Industrial Revolution that first arrived in England. Without it, most of us would still be living poor, nasty, brutish and short lives. How poor? The average person in the world of 1800 was no better off than the average person of 100,000 B.C., Clark argues. Life expectancy was no higher in 1800 than for hunter-gatherers: 30 to 35 years. Stature, a measure both of the quality of diet and of childrens exposure to disease, was higher in the Stone Age than in 1800. And while foragers satisfy their material wants with small amounts of work, the modest comforts of the English in 1800 were purchased only through a life of unrelenting drudgery. Throughout most of history, Clark argues, humankind was caught in a Malthusian trap: Small economic advances were outpaced by resulting population growth that made it impossible for living standards to increase. The massive productivity gains of the Industrial Revolution driven essentially by expanding knowledge broke the trap and created modern life as we know it. The richest modern economies are now 10 to 20 times wealthier than the 1800 average, Clark writes. In these economies, it is the unskilled who have benefited most. Unskilled male wages in England have risen more since the Industrial Revolution than skilled wages, Clark writes, and this result holds for all advanced economies. There have always been very rich people. Whats changed in the past 200 years is the growth of wealth and its spread. In his new book God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World, Walter Russell Mead picks up the story from a geopolitical perspective. England embarked on its capitalist revolution at exactly the time when the country that mastered this new system would gather rewards that far outstripped all the treasures of any empire in the past. With that came world power. England reaped the benefits first, then its successor as a superpower, the United States. And so the miracle that started 200 years ago marches on. Currently, industrial societies appear to be doubling their rate of technological progress every 10 years, Mead writes. If this continues, and there is every reason to suppose that it will, the 21st century will experience the equivalent of 20,000 years of normal human progress. So long as it remains an open and dynamic economy, the United States is positioned to stay at the heart of this progress. Thank goodness for that, and pass the drumstick. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYMOMENTS IN TIME On Nov. 6, 1984, the New York Stock Exchange decided to keep its doors open on a presidential election day for the first time in 193 years. The move didnt sit too well with traders, who responded to the news with a chorus of boos and hisses. Fortunately, the Dow did manage to post a 15-point gain on the day. On Nov. 7, 1991, basketball legend Earvin Magic Johnson stuned the world by announcing his sudden retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers after testing positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Today, Johnson is a prominent spokesman for AIDS awareness and a successful businessman. On Nov. 8, 1793, after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris. In 1993, a wing once occupied by the ministry of finance was opened to the public. It was the first time the entire Louvre was devoted to museum purposes. On Nov. 9, 1970, the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge by the state of Massachusetts regarding the constitutionality of the Vietnam War. By a 6-3 vote, the justices rejected the effort of the state to bring a suit in federal court in defense of residents claiming protection under a state law that allowed them to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
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Dwayne Wilson hasnt slept well since his late 20s, and hes only 45. Its not because he doesnt have a clear conscience or because he started out as an insomniac. Wilson, a lieutenant, has spent the last 19 years as a firefighter and paramedic for Collier County, and hes saved a lot of lives. Its more like this: He cant sleep because hes saved a lot of lives, and might have to again. The more stuff you see and experience, in some ways the more you get used to it. But Im sure in seven years when I retire, itll be the first great night sleep I get, because I now I never sleep well, Lt. Wilson says. Stationed in North Naples, Lt. Wilson works schedules most people never have to contend with: 24 hours on the job and 48 off, or a variation of that, maybe 48 on and 96 off. The best thing about the job, he says, is going into a dangerous situation, something most people probably couldnt do, and coming out and seeing that none of your guys are hurt, and you did what you had to do. Thats the best thing about the job, and of course theres a flip side, too. At 6-foot 2-inches, Lt. Wilson is big and strong he lifts weights to keep the strength to deal with that flip side, although he sometimes refers to himself as old. And hes attended many schools over the years, including schools that gave him Coast Guard certification as a boat captain, HAZMAT (hazardous materials) schools, and many other emergency preparedness courses. But hard is hard, no matter how much book learning you have. About 70 percent of what you really know comes from onthe-job, he says. The hardest, he remembers, happened not too long after he joined the department. He was married then only a few years to his wife, Edie Wilson, who grew up in the same neighborhood more or less, and graduated from the same high school, Miami South Ridge. This was before the couple had two sons they cherish, Jimbo, now 13, and Rusty, 11. There was a mound of dirt 25 feet high that some kids were digging into, and they even managed to dig a tunnel through from one side to the other without it collapsing, he recalls. The kids went home for dinner but one stuck around. It collapsed, and he suffocated. It took us several hours to dig down into it and get him out. These days, his work life is often punctuated by car accidents, but they arent what they once were, he notes. With todays cars the injuries arent usually as serious as they used to be, he explains. Between all the different airbags and stuff, its hard to get hurt. The worst thing is seeing a teenager hurt. A friend of mind just lost his 17-yearold up in New York. I talked to him an hour and I got off the telephone and cried for 20 minutes. I only saw her once, when she was a baby, but it doesnt matter. She got in a car with some people she shouldnt have, and they were doing over 100 in a Cadillac STS when a curve came. The people in front were buckled in, but in the back they hadnt fastened their belts. She got thrown out the sun roof. Hit her head on a tree. A beautiful 17-year-old girl, lost. The lessons of his life, both work and personal, become life lessons. And one thing the lieutenant has learned in part because of his sons, he says is to lead and teach by example. For Lt. Wilson, honesty is as natural as the sea or the sky. The first time he applied for a job as firefighter on the east coast 22 years ago, he was working for Piedmont airlines, where hed grown bored. A friend committed suicide, and at the wake, Lt. Wilson drank too much and then tried to drive home. The resulting arrest took him out of the running for a job as firefighter. But when he tried again several years later in Collier County (following another friend who had come to work here), his record was clear, and the county hired him. Then his oldest son was born, and for all practical purposes he quit drinking that day, he recalls. You showem you can still have fun without all that without the alcohol and stuff, Lt. Wilson says. Now I have, maybe, six beers a year. But I see guys, and they drink a lot and maybe drive their kids places when they might be intoxicated, and it drives me crazy. So teaching my kids about that is the best thing Ive ever done. The second best thing Ive ever done is teaching them to be open-minded. What he doesnt want from his boys, he says, is the kind of behavior that would lead somebody to choke off somebody elses opinion or right to speak. Im driving down Immokalee Road, and I see all these Obama banners in the middle of the street, and the McCain ones are still up. And I think, These people who trashed the other guys candidate, theyre the most childish people in the world. Like kids at Wal-Mart who dont get what they want. Theyre the biggest close-minded babies Ive ever seen. There are two things Lt. Wilson is not: childish or close-minded. Neither is his wife, and neither are his sons. They just wonderful, he says. The boys can be exasperating for us, but Im so proud of them. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 Lt. Dwayne Wilson, Collier County firefighter and paramedicBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Dwayne and Edie Wilson COURTESY PHOTO GCO Carpet Outlet(239) 434-5252Outstanding Deals! Save 20%-50% Davis Blvd.Radio RoadAirport Pulling Road 84 GCO Carpet Outlet 41 Texture Saxony Starting at$205per sq ft Frieze Starting at$225per sq ft(installed with pad) Berber Starting at$195per sq ft (installed with pad) (installed with pad)
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 turned in the worst performance numbers in 28 years. Two such faltering quarters in a row, in which the gross domestic product declines, and the economy will meet the official standard for a recession. In Collier County last year, where the first decline in property values occurred since 1955, the so-called market value or value of taxable property excluding new construction dropped by almost 7.5 percent, the property appraisers office reported. Meanwhile, the county issued about half the new home building permits in 2008 that it did in 2007, and officials had to lay off about 25 people in the building department alone. Over a three-year period, requests for building and zoning permits dropped from roughly 46,000 to 27,000 to less than 20,000 this year. That sounds hard, but is it? A hospice nurse in Collier County, Bill Goodsell, defined hard times a week ago as dying in unnecessary pain and terror. And he described death as the equalizer, in which the end is no different a time for the rich or the poor. Perhaps the definition of hard times is relative to the person, to the generation, to the nature of experience. There are no long soup lines today, although soup kitchens remain a present if not mostly invisible feature of the landscape. Few people grow food regularly in order eat, because they have to. Nobody, apparently, is starving, as some did during the Great Depression. No state governor today would respond to his constituents the way Alf Landon did in Kansas, in 1933. Studs Terkel quoted Landon in his famous book, Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression, in which Americans described in the muscular vernacular of our own English how they remembered the 1930s. Men with tears in their eyes begged for an appointment that would help save their homes and farms. I couldnt see them all in my office. But I never let one of them leave without my coming out and shakin hands with em. I listened to all their stories, each one of em. But it was obvious I couldnt take care of all their terrible needs. People today are suffering, too, and in the case of some who fail to find health care for their terrible needs, dying is a very real possibility if they cant get specialized health care, they say. So with all due respect to the late, great Studs Terkel, Florida Weekly offers the voices of a few people living here and speaking to hard times now. Terkel died last week at 96, but the people who speak below, however briefly, would have been familiar to him. Their words are reprinted directly from conversations. Bill McTygue, 38, Collier County, stay-at-home dad (pictured with his son, Will, 2) I think of hard times as living paycheck to paycheck. Were not doing that now, but we have done it. Now my wife manages the Pottery Barn here. I dont know if this is hard times, this recession: The mindset doesnt seem like hard times. Most people still have their homes; rich people are still coming to Naples. I guess my parents would say the Depression was hard times that generation would say it. Rita Barnes, 73, property owner Ive been a single person for almost 50 years and I moved to the United States in 1960. Life is so good in America its just overwhelming. So no, I dont think of this as hard times. If you want harder times now, go to Europe. Even there, you can pay $11 a gallon for gas, or $4 for a coffee with no refill. People here are not used to that. I think its how you live, not how much you have to live with, and being a single person I was divorced Ive always had to be careful how I spend. Twenty years ago, I managed to buy three properties. And I worked two jobs. And yes, Id like to get rid of the properties now and I cant in this economy, but life is so good here. And you can do it well here in Naples, and frugally. I have no investments other than my properties, but they provide me what I need. I was born and raised in Yorkshire (in the north of England), and during the war (World War II) I was a little girl, but I never felt we had hard times. We made all of our own clothes; we grew food in the garden. And we got used to the idea that you can have a very good long lifetime without spending a ton of money. On a shoestring, Ive brought my sister over to visit five times, and shes coming again, this time with my nephew. Were going on a little cruise. I bought that Toyota Echo over there its eight years old out of a newspaper ad, three years ago. Someone had died. It had 1,884 miles on it. I get 40 miles to the gallon, and I just filled it up completely and it cost me less than $25. Its less gas, the ecology is better, everything. I think even in the hardest of times, life in America is still better than anywhere else. Maria Roggiero, 42, stay-at-home mom I think hard times is your child being ill. Our son has had to have several operations; hes been sick a lot. So now I take care of him as a full-time mom. And to see him on an oxygen machine, or something like that, is really so hard. I came from Colombia and for my parents for my mother hard times came when she died of cancer. I was about 30, and shed fought in for 11 years. I helped take care of her, of course. We came here from New York City, where I was a stylist. I met my husband, Giovanni (Sr.) there, hes a computer technician Italian born and raised in New York. We moved here to have a better place for our children, and for good medical help. We have to check Giovanni (Jr.s) tonsils and other things all the time hes 2 years old. Its very scary. Will he be well or wont he? And he has to go again into the hospital for three days, because the medication is not working. Nina Crownshaw, 68, retired publican and annual Naples visitor I was an only child and grandchild from Sheffield, in England, and I had no idea what a hard time was up until a disastrous first marriage. Id received a good education, and we knew how to cook and sew and bring children into the world without much further assistance. In that bad marriage I learned what a hard time was, and I learned how to deal with it. Later, I remarried, and my life at the moment is exceptional. Its my third marriage, but my husband is the best, absolutely the best. He went through the war, through the blitz (of London), and that was truly hard times. He went into engineering, and then into the Army, and after the war he took a job with the Royal Navy and worked until he was 60. Then he retired and went into private business, and retired again 10 years ago. He fell in love with America when he came to California for three months once, to work on a weapons system the Navy had. Now we come here (to Naples) every year, we love it. And none of this is hard. The Americans weve met, anyway, dont seem to know hard times. But some of them must do, musnt they? There are so many people on the street in places like Washington, D.C., so many homeless we see but not as many as we have at home (in England). So I guess you havent got it as bad as we have. TIMESFrom page 1 Bill McTygue and son Will Rita Barnes Nina Crownshaw Maria RoggieroMen with tears in their eyes begged for an appointment tha t would help save their homes and farms. I couldnt see them all in my of ce. But I never let one of them leave without my coming out and shakin hands with em. I listened to all their stories, each one of em. But it was obvious I couldnt take care of all their terrible needs.
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FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 Thank God! Now there will always be Our Keewaydin! Those were the parting words of John Speedy Rush in 1945, as he handed over the keys to the fondly remembered Angels of Keewaydin, Lester and Dellora Norris. Mr. Rush, the former director of all the Keewaydin Camps across America, had taken over Keewaydin Florida when it came upon financial difficulties in 1935. The concept of Keewaydin Camps began in 1893 and was the start of all summer camps in America. A.S. Clark, a former gunnery teacher, envisioned an idea similar to the current-day Outward Bound. He believed it was essential for boys to spend time in nature using only their own creative resources to get by. In 1902 Camp Kakoo, which began in 1894, moved from Maine to Ontario and changed its name to Keewaydin, which means homeward bound. The name came from one of Mr. Clarks favorite poems from Henry Wadsworth Longfellows Song of Hiawatha. By 1937 there were 14 Keewaydin Camps across America. With the arrival of Social Security and other tax burdens, however, the camps were forced to dissolve and consequently were sold to each respective director. Chesterman Kittridge, an attorney and original Ontario camp staffer, had presented the idea of a Florida club in 1934, and the following year, the Keewaydin Camp on Key Island was formed.Schooled in historyInitially, Keewaydin Camp was to serve as a school for the children of the islands winter guests. But that idea fell woefully short of projections, and soon the camp had to accept mainland children to help offset expenses. Eventually, the Florida camp shifted its mission toward catering to adults, which proved to be far more profitable. While this was a shift from the original mission, the marketing campaign never deviated: There was no public advertising, and reservations could be made only by personal contact or a letter of introduction. Mr. Kittridge loved Florida and was known as an affable and generous manager. His wife loved the area, too but she loved shopping more. Her monthly excursions to Miami never failed to give the town folks new fodder for discussions over how much shed spent on dresses, shoes and hats, all paid for with charge cards, of course. Her sprees continued, even when the staff was not getting paid. In May of 1935, Mr. Kittridge took his life before the attorneys of the camps trust could have him arrested for misappropriation of funds. When Speedy Rush heard of these misfortunes, he launched a plan to take over Keewaydins management. With the help of the other camps, he had Florida ready for the 1936-1937 season. By 1944, Mr. Rush was broken in spirit and in health. He had lost his only son in World War II, and the difficulty of getting supplies to and from Key Island finally took its toll. It was time to sell, and the prospects of a buyer were few and far between. Mr. Rush had entertained selling to the Prince family, owners of the local liquor store, but this choice worried him as he felt the Keewaydin traditions all had come to love would probably fall by the wayside. As luck would have it, Waldo and Julie May were guests at this time and invited their friends the Norrises from St. Charles, Ill., to visit. Lester and Dellora were in Naples on a stopover from Miami, where Mr. Norris had been speaking on The Victory Garden, a concept he had presented to President Roosevelt some time back.Keewaydin Club todayAfter Mr. Norris passing in 1981, the eldest daughter, Lavern Norris Gaynor, took over management of the camp on Key Island. Six years later, in December of 1987, the Keewaydin Club, as it had become known, celebrated it 50th anniversary and became the second site in Florida to be placed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Jackie and John Remington, along with Lu and Bolton Drackett, took ownership and in 1992, the stewardship of Keewaydins traditions was passed to John Donahue. Soon thereafter Florida reverted to having only one site on the National Registry of Historic Places. While our Keewaydin Club is no more, Key Island still stands as a bastion for our irreplaceable environment habitats. So I guess we can say there will always be Our Keewaydin, if only in our hearts, for she is an irreplaceable cultural legacy of Naples Backyard History. Lois Bolin is the director of Naples Backyard History, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating educational initatives that promote the magic of place, foster a sense of community and enhance a sense of belonging and connectedness for present and future generations. COURTESY PHOTO For the month of November only, Alufab Hurricane Shutter Depot is offering Roll-Ups for $19.99 sq. ft.CALL NOW 239.334.2040(This price includes material, installation and sales tax.) Cannot be combined with any other offer.UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN The interesting lives and times of Keewaydin ClubBY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyAn aerial view of Keewaydin Island.
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After a lengthy recovery, Walters discovered, while doodling, that he seemed to have a newfound gift for art. After drawing up some demonstration software, he was hired by the giant Electronic Arts company and is flourishing, according to an August Daily Mail story. His doctors said the brain typically rewires itself for protection after injury and that previously untapped consciousness can emerge. In September, scientists at Emory Universitys primate research center reported that chimps seem to remember other chimps through whole body integration. That is, seeing part of another chimp causes them to envision the entire body. The researchers came to this conclusion because chimps shown photos of an acquaintance-chimps butt could, more often than random chance would predict, identify the face that went with it. The entrepreneurial spiritStreet-begging has become so sophisticated that some Web sites and blogs offer market research for panhandlers, with tips from wizened pros, according to the Summer 2008 issue of City Journal. Current begging techniques (which apparently spread nationally, at least for those non-homeless, non-mentally-ill beggars) suggest humor (e.g., I wont lie to you. I need a drink) and specificity of amount (e.g., I need 43 more cents for a cup of coffee), which often produces a larger donation. Local TV reporters in Memphis, Tenn., and Salt Lake City, among other cities, have found panhandlers to routinely earn $10 an hour and sometimes substantially more. The Republic of Brinkle Donna and Joel Brinkle of Deltona, raised a family and held respectable jobs until, in the 1990s, they declared themselves a sovereign nation and stopped paying taxes. Subsequently, the county took their home, and they now appear to be living on the handouts of their son and their church. But they have become irritations by filing property liens against government officials (including, once, President Clinton) who fail to recognize their independent authority. Once, they tried to buy a $700,000 house with a money order drawn on their home-made currency. Even though the Brinkles game plan has failed on every single point (and Joel even did some jail time), the couple remains chipper, according to an October Orlando Sentinel report, certain that some higher official will soon vindicate them. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATELeading economic indicators Unlike their American counterparts, debt collectors in Spain are legally allowed to humiliate deadbeats in front of relatives and neighbors, and are thus quite successful, according to an October Wall Street Journal dispatch from Madrid. One collectors employees make flamboyant house calls in top hat and tails and anothers are dressed as Franciscan friars, and yet another collector sends bagpipe players to announce the debt to the entire neighborhood. One debtor hurriedly paid off his daughters wedding tab when the collector found the ceremonys guest list and began billing each attendee for his or her share of the debt. Though laid-off workers in the U.S. do much grumbling about their highflying CEOs, some dispatched employees in India are apparently more hardcore. Two CEOs of international firms Indian subsidiaries in the city of Noida were beaten up (one fatally) in separate incidents shortly after announcing mass layoffs in September. Sixty-three people were charged with the murder, but no suspects have been arrested in the other incident. Recurring themes Buddy, the German shepherd trained to punch 911 on a special phone and bark, came through in the clutch in September when owner Joe Stalnaker of Scottsdale, Ariz., had a seizure. (Stalnaker said it was the third time Buddy had saved him.) Cash, a German shepherd, remained at the side of his 25-year-old master, in the Colorado prairie, for six weeks this summer after the mans suicide, until the body was found in August. Cash apparently strayed only to catch mice and rabbits for food but then returned. Oops A parachutist who was part of an Army ceremony at Fort Riley, Kan., in July was blown 50 yards off course and crashed into the band, injuring three musicians and destroying two tubas. In August, as Duke Universitys football team was preparing for the kickoff against James Madison University in Durham, N.C., two men parachuted into the stadium with the game ball. That was impressive, but they were actually supposed to have delivered the game ball to the stadium in Chapel Hill, 10 miles away, where North Carolina was hosting McNeese State.
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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 NEWS A15 FLORIDA WEEKLY In recognition of National Philanthropy Day, a benefit luncheon will honor individuals and businesses who strive to improve the greater community of Southwest Florida. A committee comprised of community leaders solicited nominations from more than 500 businesses, organizations and individuals to identify those people in Lee and Collier counties who have supported philanthropic endeavors with their time, talents and treasures. Winners in six categories will be guests of honor at the Honored to Give luncheon Friday, Nov. 14, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. Winners of the 2008 Philanthropists of the Year include: Outstanding Large Business Northern Trust Outstanding Small Business FineMark National Bank & Trust Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Sandra Stilwell Outstanding Philanthropists, Collier County Scott and Simone Lutgert Outstanding Philanthropist, Lee County Bill Frey Outstanding Youth Jeanette Arvizu The six categories were established by the National Association of Fundraising Professionals, which organized the first National Philanthropy Day in 1986. More than 100 communities nationwide will celebrate the day this year. The local advisory board of trustees is comprised of Mary George, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County; Julia East, CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation; and Christopher Schulz, publisher, Gulfshore Life magazine. It is hoped that the giving spirit of the honorees will inspire other individuals and organizations and spread the impact of community giving, Ms. George said. Its our chance to step into the spotlight for a brief moment and remind our communities, our society and the world that the spirit of giving is alive and well. The luncheon is presented by the Community Foundation of Collier County, Southwest Florida Community Foundation and hosted by Gulfshore Life. The event benefits the Outstanding Youth Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $90 per person, and $1,000 for a table of 10. Seating is limited. For more information, call 449-4130. Philanthropy Day luncheon honors those who are Honored to Give The BATH FITTER advantage: No need to disturb existing ooring or plumbing Less expensive than conventional bathroom remodeling One-piece seamless wall system installed right over your existing wall Hundreds of thousands installed nationwide since 1984 Backed by our Lifetime Warranty (see store for details) Floridas top choice for one-day bath remodeling We will install a beautiful new bathtub or shower RIGHT OVER your old one, in just one day. A beautiful new bathroom that ts our lifestyle to a T. Coupon must be presented at time of estimate only. May not be combined with other offers or applied to previous purchases. Valid only at this location. SPECIAL OFFER Offer valid for 30 days 2008 Bath Fitter all rights reserved. Call NOW for a FREE in-home estimate$ 125 OFFa Complete Bathtub and Wall or Shower and Wall System$ 75 OFFa Bathtub or Wall Installation Before After( 239 ) 274-8827 1-877-228-43485796 Enterprise Parkway Fort Myers FL 33905 Financing available Contact: 239-821-0376 (888) 666-3506 firstname.lastname@example.org www.1mediaproduction.comLive WebcastsCommercials Infomericals Web banners Mediaplayers Live events Servicing South Florida
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida will shake things up for the cause at Little Martinis, Big Magic, an evening of fun at Waterside Shops on Saturday Nov. 15. Happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. includes six types of martinis, courtesy of White Rock Distilleries, plus hors doeuvres, entertainment by harpist Laura Lou Roth and a silent auction. Cost is $50 per person. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. BBBS of Southwest Florida, a United Way agency, has brought caring adults into the lives of children in Collier and Lee counties for 35 years. The organization currently has nearly 500 matches through its schooland community-based programs. At any given time, 100 children in Southwest Florida await a mentor, according to Kathy Curatolo of the local BBBS chapter. We intend to change this statistic in addition to raising awareness about the positive results mentoring provides to at-risk children, she adds. National and local statistics show that children who are mentored are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and peers, and are less likely to skip school or use drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, become pregnant, abuse drugs or become involved in criminal activity. For more information about mentoring a child and to make a reservation for Little Martinis, Big Magic call Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWFL at 403-0815 or visit www.HereForTheKids.org. Naples Botanical Gardens 2008-2009 Lif elong Learning series begins M onda y, Nov. 17, with Growing and Preparing Herbs, a workshop presented by Pat Johnson. Utilizing Native Plants in Your Yard, a lecture by Chad Washburn, continues the series on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The Gardens Lifelong Learning program continues through April, with one workshop and one lecture per month focused on gardening and green bestpractice themes. For those looking for ways to improve their gardening skills, there are many varied subjects to choose, said David Webb, the Gardens education manager. Whether youre an advanced horticulturalist or an optimistic brown thumb, the Lifelong Learning programs will be fun, interesting and of value. A highlight of the season is the Monday, March 3, 2009, lecture and book signing by Raymond Jungles, designer of the Gardens future Brazilian Garden. Mr. Jungles Waterside Shops is extending store hours to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, effective Friday, Nov. 7; Sunday hours are noon to 6 p.m. Evening hours have been expanded in conjunction with the grand opening of Nordstrom and the expansion of Watersides Saks Fifth Avenue store. The shops also welcome Juicy Couture and Kate Spade boutiques and De Beers jewelry opening this week. For more information, call 598-1605 or visit www.watersideshops.com. Shop til you drop at WatersideMartinis, music, auction at Waterside will benefit Big Brothers Big SistersHerbs, native plants are topics of first workshop and lecture about-to-be-released book, The Colors of Nature: Subtropical Gardens by Raymond Jungles, features his design plan and will bring the Naples project to an international audience before it is open to the public.For Growing and Preparing Herbs on Monday, Nov. 17, Ms. Johnson will demonstrate the mixing of herbs to make teas, vinegars and oils. Participants will take home a few samples of their own herbal creations and readyto-make blends. The workshop begins at 10 a.m.; cost is $20 for Garden members and $30 for others.For his lecture Utilizing Native Plants in Your Yard, Mr. Washburn will discuss the benefits of using native plants in your yard, which species are ideal and some simple tips for success with low-maintenance, inexpensive plants that also attract birds and other wildlife. The lecture begins at 10 a.m.; cost is $15 for Garden members and $20 for others.Class sizes are limited and those interested must register at least one week before the class date.The Garden is in the process of creating a worldclass tropical garden that will feature cultivated gardens of Asia, Brazil, the Caribbean, Florida and a hands-on Childrens Garden along with 90 acres of restored natural habitats, all due to open late 2010. Until then, the Garden offers pre-registered visitations on specific dates. To register for Lifelong Learning workshops and lectures, and for more information about Naples Botanical Garden in general, call 643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org, where the Garden is virtually open.
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Benefits experts say that amid this financial anxiety, workers should research their choices and become savvy consumers, getting the most out of their health-care dollars. Here are some enrollment tips:Do Your HomeworkDont assume the health plan you chose this year will fit your needs next year. Compare your options. Read the fine print. Assess what worked for you this year and what didnt. Were the doctors you saw covered under your plan? How much did you spend in outof-pocket costs?Trade-OffsIf you have a choice of health plans, determine your out-of-pocket costs and monthly premium costs. Figure out whether it makes sense to pay a higher premium for lower out-of-pocket costs, or vice versa. Plans with low premiums often have high deductibles, which can be onerous for some workers.CoverageFactor in your medical conditions when making your choices. Prescription-drug coverage can vary on co-pays and which drugs are approved. 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Research before picking health planBY ANDY MILLER _______________Cox News Service Bene ts, supply of walnuts piling up HEALTHY EATINGIts heartening to know that theres good news in some sectors of the business world and in this particular case theres an upside for our heart health, too. California walnut growers are harvesting an exceptionally abundant and high-quality crop this year. Its a good time for the walnut industry, says Don Norene, a third-generation farmer who tends 750 acres of walnut trees outside of Sacramento. He explained to me during a recent visit to California farms that a combination of dry weather and just-right growing conditions in 2008 resulted in a 16 percent bigger crop than last years. Add to that an increased consumer demand for naturally nutritious food, including nuts that fit into the healthy Mediterranean diet profile, and you can see why its even sunnier in this part of northern California. Nutrition research on walnuts health benefits is piling up, too. Theyre on the list of nuts that qualify for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration health claim that eating 1 1/2 ounces of nuts a day may reduce the risk of heart disease. And even though nuts are a pretty concentrated source of calories about 160 to 200 calories an ounce the kind of oil in nuts, like olive oil and canola oil, is rich in heart-healthy fats. Nuts image as being fattening is fading, too. Weight-control research shows nuts, which are also good sources of fiber and protein, can help people diet because just a little adds a lot of satiety to meals and snacks. All nuts have their own specific nutrition story to tell. Walnuts, compared to other nuts, have the highest levels of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids and are among the highest in disease-fighting antioxidant levels. They even beat out a glass of red wine in content of phenol, which is one of the most potent antioxidants. Walnuts from California are literally part of the Mediterranean diet. Spain is one of the most enthusiastic importers. But closer to home its inspiring to see and taste how nuts are making their way into creative dishes on restaurant menus and in recipes for home cooking.Best-selling cookbook author Mollie Katzen, who wrote The Vegetable Dishes I Cant Live Without, uses nuts to enhance the flavor appeal of healthy recipes including her recipe makeovers on www.walnuts.org. The recipe for Mollies Broccoli Salad with Mushrooms and Walnuts is a healthier alternative to a traditional broccoli and cheese casserole.Of course, nuts can be sprinkled into a meal all the way from appetizers to dessert, from savory to sweet. A spear of endive with a dot of blue cheese and bits of walnut is a delicious bite to serve at parties. Or the next time youre enjoying dessert at one of those frozen yogurt places, why not go for a few walnuts on top to add a bit of fiber and other healthy nutrients? While youre enjoying each bite, think of those walnut farmers enjoying this years happy harvest. Nut-ricious note: Sure, nuts are rich in fats. Thats how they make peanut butter and peanut oil, for instance. But the oils in nuts (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated the same kind as in olive oil and canola oil) are the good fats associated with reduced risk of heart disease. They also are low in saturated fats. Walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids and among the highest of nuts in antioxidant levels.CAROLYN ONEIL / COX NEWS SERVICE BY CAROLYN ONEIL _______________Cox News Service Get HelpSome employers offer online tools to help you compare benefits options. Take advantage of this help. Also, dont be afraid to ask questions about your choices. Sources: Hewitt Associates, Mercer, MetLife, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Guardian.
For Keith, collecting G.I. Joes is like going back in time, to his childhood in Staten Island, N.Y., where he and his buddies waged combat with their G.I. Joes in the back yard. After he lost interest in his 12-inch heroes, Keiths mom stored them all in the attic for safekeeping. Keith says he didnt think about his Hasbro soldiers again until 1996, when a friend mentioned a store in Brooklyn was selling vintage G.I. Joes. As soon as he saw them, however, his passion for the action figures came to full attention again. Hes been acquiring them ever since, recruiting from other collectors, at trade shows, through the national G.I. Joe Collectors Club and on the Internet. During the Vietnam War, Keith says, Hasbro caught flack from the public over sensitivities concerning the promotion of war in its toys. To remedy the situation, the company began manufacturing a new line of figures titled Adventures of G.I. Joe in 1969. 1976 marked the end for G.I. Joe. From 1982-1990 Hasbro released a 3 -inch doll. Then the 12-inch model made a comeback. Today the G.I. Joe Navy Seal, the Snake Eyes ninja commando, the Military Flint and the Storm Shadow action figures, among others, are readily available at toy stores and online starting at around $15.Visitors to Six Degrees Exhibitions will be able to see Keiths collection from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, Nov. 9-12. For more information, call the gallery at 348-8852. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 NEWS A19 School for Massage erapy & Facial Skin Care NEW FACIAL SKIN CARE CLASS BEGINS NOV. 10TH MASSAGE THERAPY BEGINS NOV. 17TH Earn a new career in 3 to 6 months!Your Future, Your Call... 239-263-9391 GALATRO DR.KATHLEEN Dr. Kathleen Galatro is pleased to announce the opening of her new ofce 3435 PINE RIDGE ROAD, SUITE 102, NAPLES Board Certied in Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist State of the Art Diagnostic Lab Nuclear Medicine Echocardiography Stress Echocardiography CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Call (239)596-3278 to schedule an appointment or email her at email@example.com THE HEART DOCTOR WITH A HEART! Professional Clogs for Medical & HospitalityEntire Alpro Stock 1/2 price! Island SolesFootwear Designed For ComfortAll Closeout styles & colorsOver 500 pair still available! 25%to50% Face & Body Contouring & Cellulite TreatmentNaples 239-449-3499 1015 Crosspointe DriveResults After Only ONE TREATMENT Absolutely NO DOWNTIME FREE SEMINAREnjoy Refreshments & Hors doeuvresThursday, November 20th at 6:30pm Please RSVP by November 17th A b s o l u t e l y After Before THERMAGE: Rl Af Ol Attend the seminar for more information on how to save 25% off with VIP Cosmetic Black Hawk Down pilot comes to St. Anns SchoolChief Warrant Of cer 4 (Retired) Michael J. Durant of the U.S. Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Airborne will appear at St. Anns School on Monday evening, Nov. 10. Durant was the Blackhawk helicopter Night Stalker command pilot who ew the mission over Mogadishu on Oct. 3, 1993. His helicopter was shot down, and the badly injured Durant was held prisoner for 11 days. Durants story was told in the movie Black Hawk Down. Now a motivational speaker, he is also the best-selling author of In the Company of Heroes and The Night Stalkers. Tickets for Durants appearance in Naples are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Durant will speak at 7 p.m. Tickets can be ordered online at www.stann.net. Call 261-3114 for more information. JOEFrom page 1PHOTO JUSTIN MULLIN Brian Keith
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Tickets are available now at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce visitor centers downtown and on U.S. 41 north of Coastland Center Mall. The chamber proudly sponsors the annual barbecue that benefits the Collier County 4-H Club Foundation.This years barbecue will feature displays from area 4-H clubs, a raffle of prizes collected by Leadership Collier Class of 2009, the sale of fresh picked vegetables donated by Immokalee farmers and the traditional menu of grilled steak, corn on the cob, baked beans and Immokalee salad. Food will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person; and can be purchased at the chamber visitor centers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 262-6141.The National Farm City celebration focuses on raising awareness about American farmers and ranchers, who help feed the world by producing a bounty of agricultural products. To do this, they rely on essential partnerships with urban and suburban communities to supply, sell and deliver their products. Every 23 seconds, Soles4Souls gives a pair of shoes to someone in need. The shoe charity has earned glowing endorsements from Hollywood stars and professional athletes, but the people who truly make the nonprofit organization effective are those who clean out their closets and personally drop off their gently worn shoes at a participating location. In Naples, the lululemon athletica showroom on Third Street South welcomes donations through the month of November. Soles4Souls and its many distribution partners are working around the corner and around the world to make a difference with the gift of shoes to people in 35 states and 65 countries who are in need because of natural disaster or simply because they live in extreme poverty. The Nashville, Tenn.-based effort has provided more than 3.5 million pairs of shoes to children and adults. The lululemon athletica showroom is at 1170 3rd Street S.; 213-0506. For more information about Soles4Soles, visit www.giveshoes.org. Too many shoes?Tickets on sale now for 52nd annual Farm City BarbecueNaples store is collecting Soles4Souls this month The third annual Howl-A-Day Jubilee Pet Festival will draw thousands of pet lovers to Veterans Community Park on Saturday, Nov. 22 What began through grassroots efforts by Collier County Domestic Animal Services and several local pet businesses has grown into a nationally recognized event, largely because of the communitys support in helping raise funds for homeless animals in need of emergency medical care at the DAS shelter. Businesses of all kinds have wrapped their arms around this event, organizer and DAS volunteer coordinator Kathlene Drew said. Its all making a huge difference in the lives of animals that come to our shelter that might not survive without extra medical care, she added. The festival has gained national attention through Fido Friendly magazine, Naples Dog magazine and more than $40,000 in media sponsorships.Animalife Veterinary Center has returned as a platinum level sponsor with a $1,200 donation toward event marketing. Local businesses along with public schools and libraries are handing out 60,000 promotional flyers.New attractions this year for pets and their owners include a dog agility fun course. Local rescue groups have been invited for the first time to participate in hopes of increasing community involvement and the number of pet adoptions at the festival.The 2007 event attracted 5,500 people and raised $10,594 for the DAS Donation Trust Fund through entry donations, raffle ticket purchases and sponsorships. The 2008 Howl-A-Day Jubilee Pet Festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Veterans Community Park, 1895 Vete rans Park Drive, Naples. For more information, call 252-PETS or visit www.collierpets.com. Golden Rescue in N aples, Inc. is ha ving its f irst Golden Hearts Hope for a Home fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Hurricane Grill & Wings, 6345 Naples Blvd. (across from Hollywood 20). Come join GRIN and meet some of the wonderful golden retrievers that need your help in finding foster homes, adoptive homes and sponsors. Hurricane Grill & Wings will donate 10 percent of its food sales to help support the cause; various local businesses have donated raffle items for additional fundraising. Golden Rescue in Naples, Inc. is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing permanent, loving homes for displaced golden retrievers and golden mixes that are strays, rescued from shelters or relinquished by their owners. The group encourages responsible care for all domestic animals and promotes programs designed to prevent abuse, neglect and cruelty to all animals. For more information, call 514-2715 or visit www.grinrinc.org. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 NEWS A21 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThere are many pets awaiting adoption at the Collier County Domestic Animal Shelter, 7610 Davis Blvd. Adoption fees are $65 for cats and $80 for dogs; the shelter also regularly has rabbits, ferrets, gerbils and guinea pigs. Visit www.colliergov.net/pets to see available pets. The shelter is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 252-7387. >>Billy is all bark and no bite. A white and brown American bulldog and boxer mix, hes 2 years old and loves to be around people and other dogs. >>Thunder is a neutered blue Russian. Hes approximately 7 months old and very affectionate with other cats as well as people. >>Trouble is anything but troublesome. The 2-month-old gray tabby loves playing and snuggling up with other cats. He also loves curling up in visitors laps. >>Fergie is a female, yellow cur with a black mouth. Shes about 10 months old and reasonably well behaved. Although she might appear a bit shy, shes inquisitive and spunky. About once a month, Ill get a frantic e-mail from someone whos frustrated to the point of desperation. Help! the e-mail will scream. I have a Jack Russell, and he digs, barks and chews when were gone. Hes too hyper! We cant take it anymore! Sometimes, its all I can do not to write in return: High energy? Digging? Barking? Chewing? Congratulations! You have an authentic Jack Russell terrier! What did you expect? What they expected, of course, was an adorable, low-key and well-mannered small dog, like Eddie on the TV show Frasier, or Wishbone on the PBS childrens series of the same name. What they dont know is that Moose, the dog who played Eddie, had a full-time trainer, or that the role of Wishbone was played by not one but a handful of well-trained dogs. And what about their cute little hellion? Perfectly normal for any Jack Russell who isnt given the structure and the physical and mental exercise these hard-driving dogs need. I get those phone calls every day, says Margie Kauffman, past president of the Northern California breed club who has been active in rehoming unwanted Jacks. Theyre mostly from folks who havent done their homework and dont know of the breeds natural tendencies. The Jack PET TALES By GINA SPADAFORI_________________Universal Press SyndicateYou dont know JACK!Russell is a working terrier, with lots of energy and tenacity. These dogs are loving, loyal and very smart. But when theyre bored, people say theyre destructive, she says. In my own pack, theyre not bored. They get lots of exercise, and theyre engaged all the time. Lyndy Pickens got her first Jack (which the American Kennel Club calls Parson Russells, by the way) at the age of 3 and vows to have one as long as she lives. Theyre thugs in clowns clothing, she says. This is not a dog bred to ask permission. Indeed, knowing what the Jack Russell was bred for is essential to understanding how to keep both a terrier and your sanity, says Kauffman, who has seen thousands of Jack Russells over the years. (My daughter calls me the patron saint of Jack Russells, she says, laughing.) If you look at any dog breed, they were bred for a specific purpose, she says. Jack Russells werent bred to be pets. They were bred to work: 150 years ago, the dog would have been everyones household vacuum. Bugs, mice, rats people didnt want pests in the house, the barn or the chicken coop. The dogs had to work for their keep, killing the pests. Theyre not like a cat, who will eat and then not hunt again. The Jack Russell will keep killing. Jack Russells today are hardworking, tenacious little dogs as a result. And not, please note, one of the better breeds to keep if you have rodents as pets. So why are these dogs so popular? When living with people who understand them, who keep their minds and bodies exercised, who train them and work them constantly, who set limits and gently but firmly enforce them, the Jack Russell is an outstanding companion. I love how joyous they are, says Pickens.Its interesting to live with them, says Kaufman. Theyre bright. For people who understand the breed and are willing to work to keep a working terrier happy, theres no better dog in the world. For anyone else, though, if youre looking for a lazy dog or an easygoing dog for beginners, youre better off without this high-energy breed. In other words: If you dont know Jack, youd better not get one until you do. And even then: Are you up the challenge? Be sure beforehand, so your Jack Russell wont be another one looking for a new home. Kitchen Art can do it all, from a small bathroom to a total kitchen remodel. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 The East Naples Branch Library presents Improve Your Health with Sound, a creative program about the healing potential of sound, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov 6. Sound saluterist Cathy Blair will help you learn how to relax, release stress and improve your health, using the sound of your own voice as a powerful tool. Improve Your Health with Sound is free, although registration in advance is required. Call 775-5592 or visit www. colliergov.net/library. The East Naples Branch Library is at 8787 Tamiami Trail E. Learn more about Sleep Apnea and the Link to Heart Disease at a program presented by NCH Healthcare System. The Greek word apnea means without breath. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing while sleeping. The brain briefly awakens them, but consequently sleep is of poor quality and extremely fragmented. Studies have shown a link between sleep apnea and cardiovascular problems. This program will address the link between sleep-related breathing disorders and increased rates of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. The Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., hosts Sleep Apnea and the Link to Heart Disease at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12; the East Naples Branch Library, 8787 Tamiami Trail E., will hold the same program at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. Both sessions are free, but seating is limited. Register in advance by calling the Naples Regional Library, 263-7768, or the East Naples Branch Library, 775-5592 or by visiting www.colliergov.net/library. Check out health programs at your local public libraryHOLISTIC HEALTH NOTEBOOK OOr so your mother thought. Mention the oily stuff at a party and pained grimaces will flicker across peoples faces. One does not easily forget the oil slick on the roof of the mouth. Your mother was right, however. Cod liver oil is truly good for the body, starting with the anti-inflammatory properties of the omega-3 fats, the skinand immune system support of the vitamin A, and the vitamin D for your bones. And now, studies are published showing that cod liver oil could possibly help patients with rheumatoid arthritis reduce their medications. In a 2008 study published in Rheumatology, 97 subjects between the ages of 37 and 78, diagnosed with RA, received either a placebo or 10 grams of cod liver oil per day. Patients were asked to keep track of their medications and told to reduce the dosage as much as possible, even stopping them if possible. All patients were on NSAIDS; some were also other anti-rheurmatic drugs or other medications. The intake and average daily requirement from the previous visit was compared with the baseline dose. Any reduction or increase in NSAID dose was documented in percentages. When the patients who completed the study were analyzed, 59 percent of the patients in the cod liver oil group were able to reduce their daily NSAID requirement by more than 30 percent at the end of nine months. Nineteen percent of the placebo group were able to reduce their medications. I frankly am a little disappointed that only 59 percent of the patients found enough benefit from the oil to reduce their medication. However, one of my goals for people in pain is to reduce the inflammatory triggers. In other words, what is causing the RA and how can we modify the diet or lifestyle to reduce the bodys inflammatory process? This is where lifestyle and nutrition coaching comes into play. Allergy testing is an essential part of the process. The allergy panel that has been most helpful to me is the Alcat test (www.alcat.com). When you remove the inflammatory triggers, the benefits of natural products skyrocket. On another note, someone asked me the other day what are my comfort foods. The question baffled me because I dont use food for comfort. Pleasure? Yes. Healing? Yes. But comfort? Not really. Thinking about it later, however, I realize that I sometimes use Chinese food for comfort. Strange. A recent study shows why stress creates cravings for comfort foods. Researchers found that stress causes an increase in steroid hormones; the hormones themselves prompt pleasure seeking behavior, including high energy foods like sugar and lard. Eating these comfort foods may actually help control the hormonal output of stress. Usually, the comfort foods are high-energy (calorie) foods that help compensate for the increased energy demands during times of stress. Carol is a certified lifestyle educator at the offices of Dr. Alan Gruning in Fort Myers, 939-3303. 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CBIA birthday barbecueAnd other business events around town. B10 & 11 Brothers & Sisters Kelly SalmonsKathy HoeftMom-and-pop businesses of yesteryear conjure up images of warm smiles and attentive service. And while these businesses still exist today, more often than not it isnt mom and pop running the show anymore. Sometimes its mother and daughter, or father and son, or even brothers and sisters. In Naples, there are plenty of siblings who have put their days of hair-pulling and name-calling aside and laid their childhood rivalries to rest so they can working side-byside creating thriving businesses.A solid relationshipNot much about brothers Matthew and Benjamin Riley has changed since their days at Naples High. They still pal around with some of the same friends, they continually challenge each other on the soccer field, and they remain close-knit. What has changed is that the two no longer work nights and weekends as the clean-up crew at their fathers company, Thomas Riley Artisans Guild. A college education and a desire to help grow what their dad started earned them their roles today: Matthew as director of client relations and Benjamin as operations manager and contract administrator. Funny thing is, neither one had any real intention of returning to Naples after college, let alone working for dad. After graduating from the University of North Florida, Matthew went on to utilize his business degree in several industries before joining the family business in January 2003. When I saw what our fathers company was doing, I was excited about coming back and helping to elevate it, he said.Benjamin completed his engineering degree at Boston University, traveled some and eventually made his way back to Naples thinking hed work a little while and then move on. I was 23. How far ahead do you look when youre that age? he said. But I gotBUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 WEEK at-a-glanceHome & Garden ShowMore than 70 vendors and thousands of visitors expected at fifth annual exhibition this weekend. B22 SEE SIBLINGS, B8 BY ALYSIA SHIVERS _____________________news@ oridaweekly.comRivalry has no place on the job for these successful siblingsThe Motley FoolThe Fool tells the truth about investing and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. B6 Florida Weekly wins seven advertising awardsPress association honors newspapers statewide Florida Weekly took home seven awards that were announced recently in the Florida Press Associations 20072008 Fall Advertising Contest. Competing against monthly, weekly and daily Florida newspapers, Creative Director Jim Dickerson won for ads he created for Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, Caf Bonaparte, North Star Yacht Club and Southern Tropics. Graphic designer Amanda Hartman won for her ad design for Sam Galloway Mazda, and graphic designer Kim Boone won for her Baby Boomer Bargain Basement Blowout! real-estate ad created for J.B. Novelli Internationale.The Florida Weekly design team and photographer Jerry Smith won for Best Cover for The Beaches of Lee County.All of the winning ads were for publication in the Fort Myers edition of Florida Weekly. This is further proof that our graphic designers at Florida Weekly are the best in the business, said Mr. Dickerson. The awards showcase the topnotch ads they create on a weekly basis for our clients.Florida Weekly has published Fort Myers Florida Weekly since April 2007 and Naples Florida Weekly since October. FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT ___________________________news@ oridaweekly.comJIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Ben (left) and Matt Riley stand at the mahogany lectern the Thomas Riley Artisans Guild made for the Golden Apple teacher awards program. K K K K K K K Ka a t th h h y y H H H Ho o o e f f f f t t t t Gina RomanoLisa Constantino K K K K K Ke e e e e ll l y y y Sa Sa a l lm m m m o o n n n y Matt Riley Ben Riley
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 BUSINESS PROFILE Steve Weichelt calls himself a rogue. Other observers might see him as a Renaissance man. A character could be another interpretation. But it is a safe bet that no one who has spent time with the irrepressible Mr. Weichelt would ever, ever pronounce him dull. The president and general manager of Naples Custom Cabinets & Millwork is one of those rare beings who seems to have crammed several lifetimes into the solitary one that we are all allotted. This verve and enthusiasm have made him a nominee for the 2008 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award. The award sponsored by Oswald Trippe and Company is presented to a small business owner who has persevered through tough times and serves as an entrepreneurial role model.Mr. Weichelts firm, which specializes in high-end cabinetry and architectural millwork, has succeeded in the face of setbacks that would have torpedoed most enterprises.The business was incorporated in 1994 by Mr. Weichelt and a partner. Mr. Weichelt built custom cabinets and furniture; his partner oversaw designs, sales and management of the company. Initially, the small company flourished. By 2001, the operation had grown to eight employees and sales approached $1.5 million. But the good times did not last. According to Mr. Weichelt, his partner was arrested twice for DUI and began to neglect his job, including the payment of business taxes. An accountant hired by Mr. Weichelt found that the firm owed the state $85,000 in back taxes. Mr. Weichelt sold the companys real estate to satisfy the tax bill. Things were an absolute mess, Mr. Weichelt says. I mean, anything that could go wrong did go wrong.A bad situation was made worse when Mr. Weichelt lost his thumb and a finger to a table saw. I was spread too thin, he says, recalling the accident. I was trying to do my job and (my partners), and it was too much.Despite the mounting difficulties, Mr. Weichelt refused to let the business die. He shed his partner, dissolved the original company and brought new partners aboard. In the process, he retained the firms assets, renamed it Naples Custom Cabinets & Millwork and, most importantly, kept its customer base, which included respected design firms like Robb & Stucky. In 2004, Mr. Weichelt purchased a 6,300-square-foot building on J&C Boulevard, where the company remains today, and added a small showroom and a manufacturing facility. The company has expanded to include two new operations: Naples Custom Kitchens & Bath and Naples Custom Contracting. The businesses employ 19 people, and Mr. Weichelt puts annual revenues at somewhere between $2 million and $3 million. Hes proud that the business continues on even in these uncertain financial times. We havent laid anyone off or reduced any salaries, he says. Still, hes troubled by the economic downturn. We rode the crest of the bubble, and now that its burst, weve been hurt, he says. Our brea d and butter have been designers and homeowners. We do extremely high-end work, custom cabinets, custom kitchens experimental stuff that other people wont even attempt. But were seeing that even the very wealthy are feeling the effects. Its all relative, you know, although a lot of people dont realize that. I mean, if youre worth forty million and you lose twenty million in the stock market, you feel poor and act accordingly. We are affected by that.While cognizant of the economic disarray, Mr. Weichelt soldiers on with an abundance of good cheer.A native of Highland Park, Ill., the 64-yearold Mr. Weichelt moved to Tallahassee when he was 14. He did not graduate from high school but earned his GED certificate in the Navy. After the service, he embarked on a dizzying array of career choices journalism (he was at one time an editor at the Naples Daily News), advertising, public relations, publishing, beekeeping and farming, to name just a few crisscrossing the United States in the process. Along the way, he became an enthusiastic racer of sailboats, a first-rate raconteur and a friend of Bennett Bean, the esteemed ceramic sculptor. He intended to undertake an aroundthe-world voyage, but those plans were shelved when met his wife-to-be.He returned to Florida in 1980, and he and his wife now have two daughters, one a college student at Xavier University in Cincinnati and the other a high school student. Despite the missing digits on his left hand, Mr. Weichelt continues to sail and to play golf, and he aspires to a Jimmy Buffettstyle retirement aboard a boat moored in St. Lucia. But his Caribbean Shangri-la is imperiled, at least temporarily, by a calamitous economy. The way the economy is now, its kind of like walking uphill to school both ways; its tough, he says. We have to help each other in this town. Thats what I think. We have to save our community. We have to pull together. Blue Chip nominee proves he can stand the heatBY BILL CORNWELL ____________________news@ oridaweekly.com Steve Weichelt, standing behind one of his custom-made cypress fireplace mantels destined for a Gulf-front home. Account ExecutiveFlorida Weekly is currently looking for an experienced Naples Account Executive. Media sales experience highly desired. The ideal candidate will be able to make presentations, prepare written contracts and inform customers of contract standing. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 ble for selling The Club membership program with an emphasis on full golf memberships. Ms. Passino has more than 20 years of experience in sales management and consulting primarily in the hospitality industry. Most recently, she served as membership director for Wildcat Run Golf and Country Club; and prior to that, she was national sales manager for Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa. She is a member of the Professional Club Marketing Association and the Membership Directors Association of Southwest Florida. Tim P. Tillapaugh has joined Prudential Florida Realty as a commercial real estate advisor responsible for sales and leasing throughout the state of Florida. He will be based at the firms Fifth Avenue South office in Naples. Mr. Tillapaugh was previously with CB Richard Ellis. A recipient of the CoStar Group Power Broker Award, he is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR). He founded the Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services (N.A.P.L.E.S.). Five travel consultants from Betty Maclean Travel, Inc. have been selected by the editors of Travel + Leisure magazine associates contributed to a Collier County Habitat for Humanity house by painting the entire exterior in just under two hours. Those who volunteered for the work were Jim Kaufman, Julie Mitchell, Jeff Jones, Cheryl DiLorenzo, Zack Fischer, Andrea Bamrick, Liz Ellis, Marti Conrad and Harley Conrad. Each year, VIP Realty Group contributes to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County in its goal of helping everyone have a simple, decent place to live. Chellie Doepke has joined DowningFrye Realty, Inc., as a sales associate. Ms. Doepke previously worked as an agent with Keller Williams and before that had a career in music as a flutist with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, among others. She serves on the Collier County Board of Education Performing Arts School Advisory Committee and the Executive Board of the Bayshore Cultural Arts. She also has served on the CRA Bayshore/ Gateway Triangle Advisory Board. Rich Sommerville, a certified land specialist who has been active in Florida land sales since 1987, has joined Grubb Ellis 1st Commercial. In 2002, Mr. Sommerville brokered the largest land transaction in Southwest Florida for that year, approximately 969 acres along Bonita Beach Road. He most recently worked 12 years with an international commercial real estate company. Manon Passino has joined Mediterra as the membership sales director responsi-the position of interior designer. Ms. Margrander holds a bachelor of design degree with a major in interior design from the University of Florida and recently completed the NCIDQ certification and is now a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She has been with Vince Muller Interior Design for three years working with private clients as well as on the 2008 Show House for the Naples Art Association and Naples Players Club. She is also in the Designer-on-Call program at the International Design Center, Estero.Kelly Pohler and Faith Ashley have joined the Lifestyle Interiors staff as design associates. Ms. Pohler began her career in interior design in South Carolina and since moving to Southwest Florida in 1989 has completed projects from Bonita Springs to Captiva Island. Ms. Ashley is an award-winning designer with more than 20 years experience. For 15 years she owned and operated an interior design company in the greater Boston area.Nine Naples area VIP Realty Group, Inc., The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest has appointed its board of directors and officers for 2009: president, Carlos Urzola, RJ. McCormack Architect, Inc.; vice president, Joyce Owens, Architecture Joyce Owens, Inc.; treasurer, S. Pamela Mendiete, Andrea Clark Brown + David Poorman Architects, P.A.; secretary, W. Scott Anderson, Richard L. Bowen & Associates, Inc.; immediate past president/ state director, Keith Gilbert, PK Studios, Inc.; state directors, Amy Nowacki, Architects Design Group, Inc., and Victor Latavish, Victor Latavish Architect P.A.; director at large, Bruce Gora, Gora/McGahey: Associates in Architecture. AIA Florida Southwest, a chapter of the American Institutes of Architects, serves more than 200 members in Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte counties. Kira Krmm has received diploma membership in the International Council of Interior Architects and Designers. First initiated as an independent design movement in America at the turn of the 20th century to promote the awareness and appreciation of art, design and aesthetic beauty to the avant-garde art and design audience, ICIAD advocates the renaissance of modern design. Ms. Krmm has a design studio in the International Design Center, Estero.Vince Muller Interior Design announces the advancement of Tina Margrander into ON THE MOVE sound advice. Architecture & Design Krmm Tillapaugh Passino Pohler Ashley Margrander Sommerville Real Estate Travel SEE ON THE MOVE, B7 YOU WONT JUST BUY A CAR, YOULL OWN A LEGEND!LARGE INVENTORY OF CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED & NEW PORSCHE AND MASARATI VEHICLES!CONTACT CRAIG H. STEGALL FOR YOUR PERSONAL PORSCHE EXPERIENCE (239) 938-6577 CERTIFIED PORSCHE SALES & LEASING CONSULTANT(239) 938-6577CRAIG@NAPLESPORSCHE.NET WWW.NAPLESPORSCHE.NET
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce announces the following meetings coming up: 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. Wake Up Naples: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at The Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., with a panel discussion about the Collier County economy. Speakers will be Clark Hill, general manager of The Naples Hilton; Kent Ellert, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank; and Bill Spinelli of Titan Custom Homes. For more information or to sign up for the above meetings, call the chamber at 262-6376 or visit www.napleschamber. org/events. Young Professionals of Naples invites members, their guests and prospective members to these events: Social networking at The Melting Pot: after work Thursday, Nov. 6. 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. Networking at the Aura Bar: Thursday, Nov. 13 YPN joins Catch the Buzz for cocktails and hors doeuvres from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Naples Grande Beach Resort Aura Bar. Complimentary appetizers until 7:30 p.m., and 10-minute Golden Door Spa chair massages for no charge. A donation of $10 at the welcome desk will equal two drink tickets at Aura Bar. Proceeds will benefit the Guadalupe Center for the Children of Immokalee. Casino Night: Sunday evening, Dec. 7, at Club Ultra. 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 Casino 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. For more information about Young Professionals of Naples, visit www. YPNaples.com. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. Goal Setters Business Network International, a North Naples chapter, holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. Cost is $10. For information, call Lola Moore at 3983006 or Kelly Salmons at 597-0787. The Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce celebrates Harvest Night during its November Business After Hours get-together beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at The Promenade, Bonita Springs. Members and guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation. For more information, visit www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com. Mark these business networking meetings on your calendar THE MOTLEY FOOL Want a comfy retirement? Here are some resolutions to help you achieve one: Save more. In 2008, the annual contribution limit for 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans is now as much as $15,500 (plus an additional $5,000 for those 50 or older, if their employers permit that), and IRAs can now absorb $5,000 per year ($6,000 for those 50 or older). Increasing your annual savings by $1,000 is just $83 a month but can add up to $50,000 over 20 years and $125,000 over 30 years (assuming an 8 percent annual return). Consume less. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 ingrained in the company and decided to stay. Although they have different roles at the artisans guild, their responsibilities complement one another, with Matthew acquiring sales and Benjamin putting those projects into production. Not only do they feel fortunate to be able to work together, they also are happy that their dad is able to take more personal time since the brothers came on board. The idea is for us to run the business and for him to be our guiding light, said Matthew. We want to make it a secondgeneration business. They joke around about how the most important decision of each day is what to have for lunch. Food is really important to us, Matthew laughed. Yet its not all fun and games. While the pressure to run their dads business does gives them a sense of pride, it occasionally leads to some constructive battles. Sometimes it gets a little heated, but in a good way, said Benjamin. And no matter what happens at work, they can always take it out on each other on the soccer field.So happy togetherAt first glance, its difficult to see the similarities between siblings Gina Romano, with her short blond hair and fair skin, and Lisa Constantino, with her long dark hair and her angular features. But get these sisters talking and the resemblance becomes clear. Of course, they admit they didnt always get along. She was younger than me and she always bothered me, laughed Lisa as she nudged her younger sisters arm. Today, however, Gina, 34, and Lisa, 39, have grown to rely on one another and even like each other, especially given that Gina is technically Lisas boss. With her mom Dolores, Gina co-owns Ginas Caf in the Park, a Naples eatery on Commercial Boulevard. Lisa is a server and a cook, an arrangement that suits these sisters who have a long history of working together. They started helping out at their parents Collier County restaurants, where the girls served and in Lisas case, cooked. I would normally be the one who ended up in the kitchen, she said. I liked it. From there, the two went on to serve together at other well-known Naples establishments, including Mr. Moms and Frascatis. It wasnt until Lisa opened up her own place, Third Street Caf, that the two finally went their separate ways but not for long. After Lisa sold her downtown eatery a couple of years ago, Gina told her to come waitress at the caf. While it wasnt Lisas choice, she admits shes content because, I can bring my kids and I can eat here. Plus they pay me well, so it all works out, she grinned. Even though they work together seven days a week, after hours Gina and Lisa are quick to call one another sometimes two and three times a night. They typically vacation together, and in the past have even lived a block apart in the same community. We cant get enough of each other I guess, said Gina. In comparison, their younger sister, 28-year-old Tania, has never wanted anything to do with the family restaurants. Shell come in and help if we need her, and she comes here every day for lunch, said Gina. Dolores ponders over whether the next generation will take over the restaurant, but Gina and Lisa have other plans. First, let their mother retire. Second, continue to work hard and hopefully get to relax and enjoy their success one day. Maybe well all retire and move to Hawaii together, Lisa said.Complementary strengthsKelly Salmons is 37 years old, a graduate of the Naval Academy and married with two children, but she still refers to her younger sister, Kathy Hoeft, as brat. Kathy is even programmed into Kellys cell phone under Brat. That is my nickname, proclaimed Kathy proudly. Only 24 months apart, these two had the typical love-hate relationship growing up. Over the years, though, the bickering and torment gave way to true friendship, and when Kathy presented her plan for a Naples fitness center to her immediate family, Kelly was eager to help her sisters dream become a reality. Today, three years after opening its doors, The Health Club of Naples is in great shape despite obstacles including permitting delays, road construction and the state of the economy. There has been nothing easy for me in the first three years of business, said Kathy with a laugh. What has been easy is the working relationship with her sister, who serves as her general manager. While Kathy acquired clients, Kelly was behind the scenes learning the Florida regulations, statutes and taxes and overseeing the build-out of the facility on Immokalee Road. And when the first client was waiting at the door the day they finally opened, both sisters screamed in excitement. This is Kathys dream, but I enjoy doing this for her, said Kelly. Of course, they never imagined the day when theyd be working together. The two were on different paths Kelly with her Navy and computer background, and Kathy a licensed physical therapist. I was doing geeky things, and she was off doing PT, said Kelly. But when they came together in this venture, both were pleasantly surprised how well their talents complemented one another. During their off time, they know when to talk about business and when to just talk about life. Yes, we eat, sleep and dream it, but since we are family and we get along so well, were in tune, said Kathy. More importantly, Kathy knows she can rely on her sister to handle the money, the contracts and the daily business operations, leaving Kathy to work on clients health and well-being. This is not only beneficial to the business, but also speaks to their strong relationship. Together they stick by their number one rule: Family is first, and the business will never break it. 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Starting Monday morning, Nov. 10, prospective homebuyers can hop aboard a trolley for a 2-hour guided tour covering 40 miles from the southeast corner to the northwest corner of Collier County. The Lets Make a Real Estate Deal tour is sponsored by Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning along with Fran Parker, Patricia McLaughlin, Dan Pittman and Madeline Kearns of Phase III Real Estate Services. Ms. McLaughlin, a longtime Naples resident, serves as emcee and guide throughout the tour. Shes a natural with the microphone, says Phase III broker/owner Ms. Parker, adding insights about local history, points of interest and an occasional joke are part of the script. For the first run next week, stops are planned at Treviso Bay, Tiburon and Vanderbilt Beach. The trolley will pull away from the Experience Naples depot in Old Naples at 9:30 a.m. every Monday; if more than 40 people are interested, a second tour will be scheduled for the same time on Tuesday. Cost is $25 per person, and one rider on each tour will win a drawing for a prize such as a Segway rental or an Everglades excursion. From the downtown depot the Lets Make a Real Estate Deal tour will travel along the East Trail to Lely Resort and then to 951 North on Collier Boulevard to Vanderbilt Beach Road, then west to U.S. 41 and north to Immokalee Road. From there, it goes to Vanderbilt Beach Road and wends through Pelican Bay, Parkshore and the Moorings before returning to the depot via Old Naples. Call 262-7300 for more information or to make a reservation. REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY Designed and built by McGarvey Custom Homes, the Bella Vista is a 3,905-square-foot Executive home in Treviso Bays Lipari neighborhood.The kitchen features Juperana Gem Brazilian granite countertops. The Bella Vistas round dining room has an inverted coffered ceiling with hand-painted tracery.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYWEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B13The relaxed elegance of the Bella Vista by McGarvey Custom Homes is ideally suited to the Treviso Bay lifestyle. The 3,900-square-foot model in Treviso Bays Lipari neighborhood has four bedrooms plus a private guest cabana, a study and 4 baths. Its Energy Star Home designation ensures all construction practices and many of the materials in utilized meet certain national criteria Relaxed formality finds a home in the Bella VistaMcGarvey Custom Homes brings a touch of Italy to Treviso BayLets Make a Real Estate Deal onboard the Naples TrolleySEE BELLA VISTA, B17 COURTESY PHOTOSfor superior energy efficiency. The McGarvey interior design staff has created an Italian country home with a transitional style. Every feature, finish and furnishing in the Bella Vista has been vetted to provide a sense of relaxed formality. The entrance includes a gate and large courtyard that provides access to different areas of the home. Custom mahogany arched doors at the main entry open to a gallery that divides the entry from a great room with trestlestyle solid wood beams on a 24-foothigh ceiling. The cast stone fireplace has an arched niche above. Wood beams in the kitchen and breakfast area carry the theme established in the great room. The kitchen features Juperana Gem Brazilian granite on the island and countertops, and Master Craft birch cabinets with a fruitwood stain and light antiquing. The appliance package includes a Wolf gas cook-top, double ovens, an under-counter microwave, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer and an Asko dishwasher. From the breakfast area, French doors provide access to the outdoor living area and pool. The Bella Vistas distinctive, round dining room is defined by keystone columns and a ceiling with a large inverted coffer and hand-painted tracery. Diningroom furnishings have a warm, antique silver look that is also captured in the crown molding and ceiling details. With French doors leading to the front courtyard, the study is designed to be an office or reading area. The floors are hand-scraped teak, and the crown molding and doors are stained to play off the floor. The walls are a s oft butter tone that complements the darker woods. BY CINDY PIERCEcpierce@floridaweekly.com e e e s
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 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 Houses. 4a 5a 5b 8a 10a 10b 10f 7a 7b$400,000> 4a $410,000 Chateaumere Royale 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Nov. 9, 1-4$700,000> 7a $700,000> 9004 Tamiami Trail E 239.643-1414 Treviso Bay Sun., Nov. 9, 1-4 7b $700,000> 2400 Grey Oaks Dr. N 239.262-5557 Grey Oaks Sun., Nov. 9, 1-4 $800,000> 8a $838,000 Audubon Country Club 241 Charleston Court Sharon Saunders 239-269-7632 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Nov. 9, 1-4 $1,000,000> 10a $1,049,000 Audubon Country Club 209 Charleston Court Sharon Saunders 239-269-7632 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Nov. 9, 1-4 $1,499,000 660 East Lake Dr. Terry Warren 239-434-8049 Sun., Nov. 9, 1-4 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. $2,495,000 Key Marco on Marco Island 1132 Blue Hill Creek ML Meade 239-293-4851 Premier Properties of SW FL Inc Sun, Nov 9, 1-4 $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. $5,695,000 Key Marco on Marco Island 1072 Blue Hill Creek Natalie Kirstein 239-784-0491 Premier Properties of SW FL Inc. Sun, Nov 9 1-4 $5,995,000 Key Marco on Marco Island Katrina Hunsaker 239-595-0245 Amerivest Realty South LLC Sun, Nov 9, 1-4$500,000> 5a $549,000 Villas of Pelican Bay 6620 Trident Way Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Nov. 9, 1-4 $595,000 Calais in Pelican Bay 7032 Pelican Bay Blvd. #104 Nancy Kreisler 239.784.1460 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Nov. 9, 1-4 5b 10b 10c 10d 10e 10e 10c 10d 10f
(800) 501-1255 (239) 594-2209 Gene Foster (239) 253-8002 Bridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 M Pb Rbtnfr Tb Rbrtbfbr Pbf Irb Pelican Isle Yacht Club boat slips availableN-79 45x14x3 (Fixed Dock 20K Li ) ...$229,500 W-21 45x14x4 ..............$209,500 W-31 45x14x4 ..............$199,500 W-5 45x14x4..........................$149,500 445 Dockside Dr. # 402Desirable 4th 3/3 unit; 2677 S.F. for the max Island living! Great views of water, marina, Wiggins Pass & beaches. Morning veranda off kitchen & west lanai to the Gulf. Hurricane shutters front & back; Cal. Closet systems & more. Lots of storage. $1,299,000 435 Dockside Dr. #601 435 Dockside Dr. #702435 Dockside Dr. #703435 Dockside Dr.#303 435 Dockside Dr. #304 Sparkling, elegant, waterfront condo, 3 Br+Den/3.5ba, custom builtins, replace, wood oors, & new appliances, custom window treatments, granite kitchen.Amazing full Gulf & Pass views! $1,675,000Enjoy the ease of waterfront living in this lovely 3Br/3Ba, 2677 SF unit. Lg. West facing lanai & East morning veranda off of the kitchen. Amazing Views. $1,299,000 2677 SF, Casually elegant backgrounds by professional designer. Views of Gulf/Bay/Beaches. Automatic hurricane shutters. $1,379,000Newly installed plantation shutters, carpeting, and granite in kitchen. Wine cooler, hard wood rs, neutral tones. 2677 SF, view of Wiggins Pass. $825,000 Owner Motivated! Spacious living in lovely 3+Den/3.5, Seaside Condo, 2862 SF, surrounded by water & views of Bay & Marina. Sold fully furnished. $1,149,000 425 Dockside Dr. #602Interior by East Coast Blue Sky Environments, marble rs, faux painting, plantation/hurricane shuttes. Lanais front & back. Views of the Bay, Wiggins Pass, and the Gulf of Mexico. $1,349,900 425 Dockside Dr.#903425 Dockside Dr. #703425 Dockside Dr. #605Welcome to the Captains quarters, furnished retreat, and 2427 SF. 3/3 w/exhilarating views of Gulf, Naples night scape & marina! New carpeting, Satin nish wooden s. Elec. Storm shutters. $1,265,0002428 SF, 3Br/Ba. Beautiful water views of Gulf/River/Bay plus Naples nightscape views. Lanais front and back w/ hurricane shutters. $1,295,000 3096 SF, has Amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico, River, Bay, and Wiggins Pass. Gourmet kitchen, lanais front and off master suite. Amazing sunsets. $1,899,000 Pelican Marsh: 1515 Clermont Dr. #102Pine Ridge: 60 North Street Bonita Bay, Estancia: 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #603 Charleston Square: 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd.#309Marina Bay Club: 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #6069640 SF Estate home & guest house. Corner 1.4 acres, 2 replaces, home theatre, billiard rm, gourmet kitchen, volleyball & basketball courts. Paver governors circle drive, complete house generator. Detail in every respect! $5,350,0001730 SF, 3Br/2Ba, lg rooms & lanai, w/ garage. Sparkling fountain view. Close to pool & club house. Excellent condition. $429,000Beautiful High quality refurbishing of every room. New code hurricane resistant sliders on lanai add extra AC room to this bright end unit. Granite, tile, new cabinets, bathrooms redone & plantation shutters. $749,9003Br/3.5 Ba., gourmet kitchen & living area overlooking the water. Large MBR w/Steam Shower, and amazing bathroom, &dressing room closet. Sands of the Gulf at Lowdermilk Pk. across street. Hurricane Harbour & boat dock w/20,000lb, lift at the back door. $1,489,000Cape Cod interior, your own authentic beach cottage on 6th w/ amazing Gulf of Mexico & Estero Bay views. 2642 SF of amazing detail & amenties. $1,295,000 Lovely 2nd level home, w/guest suite on 1st Hard wood rs, new granite & stainless appliances in kitchen, newly upgraded! Deck overlooks boat dock system, minutes to Wiggins Pass & Gulf of Mexico. $975,000Floating Dock in Naples nest live aboard Marina. Old Naples Seaport, close to 5th Avenue, Slip will accommodate to LOA of 125/24. $1,395,000West of 41, walk/ride to beaches, close to shopping/restaurants. 2 miles of nature paths, Estuary Boardwalk to Bay, 2/2, top oor, volume ceilings. $299,90010 acre parcel West of 75 across from the Equestrian farm, property can be subdivided. Home has been completly redone, w/ replace, hardwood rs. $3,900,000 154 ft. waterfront on the Bay w/ Gulf access & elaborate dock system that holds 4 boats & 4 jet skis, if you like boating and shing this is a must see. Home has be redone. $1,475,000Gulf Harbor: 1285 Belair Ct. Old Naples Seaport: 1001 10th Ave. S. Boat Slip #11 Bay Forest, Bermuda Bay: 15465 Cedarwood Ln. #303 Livingston Woods: 6520 Daniels Rd. Imperial Shores: 4882 Regal Dr.
AT LELY RESORT(239) 793-2100www.lely-resort.com BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED.ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER.FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503,FLORIDA STATUTES,TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW.PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ...ONLYATCome see Pottery Barns premier decorated model in Southwest Florida: the Castella, a charming casita home at Ol, set within Lely Resort, Community of the Year for 2008. Its a beautiful combination -all the style and furnishings you love in one of Lelys hottest selling neighborhoods. Love what you see? At Ol, you not only get a choice of uniquely designed residences, but an amenity-rich lifestyle that includes a resort-style pool, bistro, pub, gym, ice cream parlor, theatre and much more! Visit us today!Directions: I-75 to exit 101, go west. Right on Grand Lely Drive. Left on Celeste. Follow the signs to Ol and the Castella mod el.THEFIRST-EVERPOTTERYBARNMODEL INNAPLES... FLATSGETMORESAVEMORE CASITAS TOWNHOMES SAN CLEMENTE UNIT #1033 Bedroom,2 Bath NEW RELEASENOW:$259,990SAN BENITO UNIT #78042 Bedroom,2 Bath WAS:$359,184NOW:$249,990 SANTA ANA UNIT #96053 Bedroom,2.5 Bath WAS:$369,556NOW:$251,990SANTA CLARITA UNIT #91013 Bedroom,2.5 Bath WAS:$367,789NOW:$289,990CARMEL UNIT #120022 Bedroom,2.5 Bath WAS:$383,389NOW:$279,990CORDOVA UNIT #90012 Bedroom,2.5 Bath WAS:$408,986NOW:$289,990
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCT. 30-NOV. 5, 2008 BUSINESS B17 The cabana room can function as the fourth bedroom or a media room. In the model, a pull-out sofa, two occasional chairs, ottomans and a large TV builtin create a pleasant retreat that enjoys easy access to the kitchen and pool. The covered lanai offers a place to relax and entertain. Kitchen features include a stacked stone wall and a 36-inch Wolf range with a stucco and cast stone hood. Custom cypress cabinetry matches the beamed tongue-andgroove ceiling that covers the sitting area. The free-form, lagoon-style pool has a spa, rock features, raised planters and a beach entry; the deck offers open areas for lounging and entertaining, as well as a fire pit. Situated away from the main areas of the house, and with its private entrance from the courtyard, the Bella Vistas guest cabana is ideally suited for longterm guests.About Treviso BayOne mile east of St. Andrews Boulevard on U.S. 41, Treviso Bay borders the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Under development by Wisconsin-based V.K. Development Corporation, the community will have approximately 1,200 residences upon completion. Its centerpiece is Southwest Floridas only PGA TOUR Tournament Players Club golf course, a 7,367-yard, par-72 course designed by Arthur Hills with PGA Championship winner and Ryder Cup C aptain Hal Sutton as player consultant. The front nine of the golf course is currently open for member play; grassing of the back nine has been completed and the entire golf course is scheduled to open for play in December.Treviso Bays 58,000-square-foot TPC Treviso Bay Clubhouse will provide members with locker rooms, a private wine room and board room, player lounges, a 350-seat banquet and private event space, a recreation room and a special Champions Room for PGA TOUR players. The clubhouse is projected to open in the fall of 2010. In addition to the golf course and clubhouse, Treviso Bay will have a 35,000-square-foot spa with a tai chi lawn, yoga platform, pools and gardens; a water playground and family clubhouse; and a fitness center equipped for Pilates, cardio, circuit and strength training. The Odyssey Treviso Bay Marina Club will provide limited dry dock storage, lounge facilities and concierge launch service.In addition to McGarvey Custom Homes, preferred builders in Treviso Bay include Taylor Morrison, R&D Companies, Gulfshore Homes and Harwick Homes.Premier Properties of Southwest Florida is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of Treviso Bay. For more information, visit the sales center at 9004 Tamiami Trail or www. TrevisoBay.com. Model showings are by appointment only. BELLA VISTAFrom page 13 The Bella Vista offers a lagoon style pool with a spa, rock features, raised planters and a beach entry.The great rooms cast stone fireplace has an arched niche space above. The wallpaper in the master bath is an antique gold French scrolled design printed over a crackle background. The linen color walls of the master bedroom continue the relaxed theme of the Bella Vista.
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 BAYFRONT 239.434.8770 FIFTH AVENUE 239.643.3006 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS PREMIERSARASOTA NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM E MIE M RSA SA RAS RAS OTA OTA BONITASPRINGS.COM Single Family Homes 181 15th Avenue SouthA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is. $1,695,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424RIDGE LAKE 627 5th Avenue NorthBeautiful 90 x 158 lot 6 blocks to the beach. Being sold as is. Elevation (13.1), survey available. $1,080,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 Condominiums/Villas NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES 1530 5th Avenue South #C-307Fabulous 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath waterfront home. Resort living with every imaginable amenity. Unsurpassed views and location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960COLONNADE ON 5TH 631 6th Avenue South #304Spacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator and hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Ave. S. #244Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month. $895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 436 Broad Ave. S. #H-436Total renovation and furnished like a model! This 2 bedroom boasts crown moulding, new appliances and granite counters. $315,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444NAPLES LARCHMONT 311 6th Street SouthTastefully decorated and renovated, this 2 bedroom hideaway has new tile, appliances, granite kitchen counters. $269,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 462 Broad Ave. S. #462Southern exposure! New carpet, kitchen tile and appliances. Electric storm shutters. Close to pool and 3rd Street S. $269,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304CASTLETON GARDENS 980 7th Avenue South #102Only blocks to beach, shopping and ne dinning. Wonderful courtyard building, pool and rec area. Move right in. $265,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231658 3rd Avenue SouthVacant and ready to develop up to 6 residential condominiums in Old Naples. West of 41 and 5 blocks from the beach. $3,000,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301205 South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Ave. S. and 3rd St. S. $2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894115 5th Avenue SouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation. $2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-634281 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. Steps to Gulf. Plans for a 4 bedroom Stofft Cooney design available. $2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424690 13th Avenue SouthBuild new on corner homesite with southern exposure. Close to Naples Yacht Club, access to Bay and Gulf-no bridges. $1,195,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 Lots/Acerage SANDPIPER BAY CLUB 3011 Sandpiper Bay Circle #205Two bedroom residence overlooking preserve. Updated kitchen, glassed-in lanai, storm shutters and newer A/C system. $198,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411SANDPIPER WEST 1625 Chesapeake Avenue #204Western facing lanai overlooking pool and boat dock. Two bedroom waterfront condominium with views of waterway. $375,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466OYSTER BAY 1195 Clam Court #101A boaters dream! First oor, two bedroom, corner residence with upgrades throughout! Offered with a boat slip! $199,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466MARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright and light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den home with double garage and large lanai. $439,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099751 11th Avenue SouthAmazing centrally located residential lot in the heart of Old Naples. Lot size 67x 150 with alley access! $975,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 Condominiums/Villas Lots/Acerage OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES ROYAL HARBOR AREA WINDSTAR OLD NAPLES tIt is hard to nd an offering with more of the Naples elegant lifestyle than this Gulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and Walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size: 100 x 400 x 230 x 100.$6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Exceptionally spacious rooms, six bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. All within 4 blocks of the beach, shopping and dining.$5,900,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741OLD NAPLES tThe charm of an Old Naples setting, and new luxury construction. Offering over 4,200 sf of living area, 4 bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, and sitting area complete with replace.$3,650,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES LAKEVIEW TERRACE tCustom built 5 bedroom plus den home. Exquisite craftsmanship, maple and stone oors. Ideal for entertaining w/spacious indoor living areas, covered outdoor living room, summer kitchen and private pool.$3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES #D-301 tGorgeous 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath waterfront home. Chiseled marble ooring, granite and marble counters, wet bar, private elevator entrance from 2-car garage, 3 open terraces. Unbeatable views! $3,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960OLD NAPLES GARDEN TERRACE tSoon-to-begin new construction on a beautiful poinciana treelined street right off of 5th Avenue South shops and restaurants, and just steps from the beach. Each villa has a separate and private outdoor pool/spa.$2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741AQUALANE SHORES tFabulous building site one lot from Naples Bay! Wide, deepwater, approximately 80 of dock, plus a covered boat slip and boat house. Direct Gulf access. Private location at the end street.$2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304OLD NAPLES ORCHID PLACE tPerfectly located in the heart of Old Naples. Just 2 blocks to 5th Avenue South and 3 blocks to beach, these oversized villas have all the quality and privacy of a luxury home but with turnkey villa convenience.$2,695,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 REDUCED OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA tNewly renovated. A private elevator, master retreat with replace, sitting room with balcony, media room. Breakfast room off the kitchen. Plunge pool in the courtyard with replace and kitchen.NOW $2,395,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304ROYAL HARBOR tSituated on the Bay with wide water views and mangroves in the background. Remodeled interior, 3 bedrooms, Brazilian cherry oors, granite counters and replace. Covered boat slip and no bridges to the Gulf.$2,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES tCustom-built home with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, den and reading room, a loft or media area. Over 4,000 SF of living area, granite in the kitchen, marble baths and maple wood oors. Gas heated pool.$2,245,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES tCharming cottage-style home has undergone additions and renovations in the s. Existing structure has a wood replace, and many other appealing and one-of-a-kind features. a courtyard-style pool.$2,095,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 OPENSUN. 1-4 ROYAL HARBOR tDesigners own home on one of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Lush gardens, decks, docks and boathouse with 20,000 lb. lift. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry and appliances. Private pool.$1,999,900 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949OLD NAPLES 625 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM #PH301 tIn the heart of Naples. Rarely available penthouse appointed with wood and marble ooring, marble baths, volume ceilings, custom window treatments and built-in entertainment center. 24-hour security. $1,839,000 Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE t659 Palm Circle East What a fabulous lake view! This 3 bedroom is totally remodeled with new kitchen, baths, windows, roof and more. Southern exposure with a wonderful pool area. Two-car garage. Few blocks to the beach. $1,749,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231ROYAL HARBOR tEVERYTHING NEW! A gem from the circular paver drive to the 70 dock. Super prime location on wide inlet. Completely renovated 4 bedroom home. Just 3 houses to Naples Bay and Gulf access. Hurricane compliant.$1,595,000 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118 REDUCED OLD NAPLES RIDGEVIEW LAKES tClose to beach! Four bedroom with crown moulding, hardwood oors, marble oors in bathrooms and stone wall with wood burning replace in family room. Hurricane shutters on all windows, lanai and porch.$1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES SHADOWMOSS tMerely blocks to beach. Completely redone, this 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath residence is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscape. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler and GE Prole appliances.$1,350,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES tCharming 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage. Eat-in-kitchen, cheery family room. Granite, faux nishes, hand-painted murals, updated appliances and tile throughout. Open heated tropical pool. Blocks to beach. NOW $1,350,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES VARESE #1601 tCustom, like new, 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Exterior features, large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal, only minutes to Bay and Gulf. No Bridges. Plenty of guest space.$1,050,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949 OPENSUN. 1-4 OLD NAPLES BAYPORT VILLAGE #PH-301 tPenthouse with 3 bedrooms plus den and poolside cabana. Beautifully appointed with granite, marble, wood oors, private elevator and 2-car garage. Six residences in this quiet enclave. Pet friendly.$1,145,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520OLD NAPLES 780 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDO. #307 tThe perfect downtown Old Naples getaway. All the excitement of 5th Ave. S., but with a lush green view of Cambier Park. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights and detailed mouldings. Furnished. $1,150,000 Penny/Bob Lyle & Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161OLD NAPLES UPTOWN VILLAS t590 4th Avenue South Unbelievable luxury! Unexpectedly spacious and private with 3 bedrooms plus loft and pool. Granite and marble in the kitchen and baths, ne wood cabinetry, French doors leading to the screened lanai. $1,675,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON 3RD tTreetop views. Beautiful, tropical grounds feature pool/spa. Flowing oor plan with large Florida Room, formal dining area and master suite leading to a balcony. Three bedroom plus den residence.$1,695,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT #5410 tUnobstructed views of the Gordon River and Naples Bay from this well maintained south facing condominium. Pristine and perfectly situated. Walk to Fifth Avenue or take a short bike ride to the beach.$859,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES #A-102 tBrand new turnkey furnished 2 bedroom Cottage with European custom wood cabinetry, granite countertops and more. Clubhouse, resort-style pool, tennis courts and golf privileges. $599,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520ROYAL HARBOR AREA DOCKSIDE #1-C tAn incredible opportunity. Wonderfully remodeled waterfront condominium-moments away from Naples Bay. Turnkey furnished with a tropical air. Deeded boat dock and storage. Gulf access with no bridges.$545,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES tBrand new! Enjoy all the amenities of the only 4-star resort in Old Naples, 15,000 SF clubhouse, tness center, resort-style pool and more! Weekly rental policy. Minutes to the beach!From $569,000 | Call 434-2424, 434-8770 or 261-6161
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.642.4242 SARASOTA 941.364.4000 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS premier properties.com COM NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM CO COM M BONITASPRINGS.COM NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES 1530 5th Avenue South #C-212Elegant waterfront 3 bedroom, bay/marina views and private foyer entry with elevator. Gourmet kitchen and 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES 1540 5th Avenue South #C211Latest fun-lled resort surrounds a 97-slip marina with charter boat services. Distinct 3 bedroom; A/C 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCE I 1540 5thAvenue South #D-305Naples Bay vistas, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, marble entry, wood oors, 10 ceilings, crown mouldings and expansive balconies. $1,725,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock. $499,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1240 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters & breakfast bar. New A/C. $459,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654QUARTERDECK 1504 Blue Point AvenueRecently renovated 2 bedroom with boat dock and no bridges to Gulf. New kitchen and granite counters and designer tile. $369,000 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538 ROYAL HARBOR AREA OLD NAPLESNAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES 1540 Fifth Avenue South #D-204Brand new 3 bedroom, 3 bath overlooking marina and restaurants. Granite kitchen, gas cooktop, private elevator, marble bath. $1,595,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 985 Sandpiper Street #I-106Brand new, professionally furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. Granite and marble tops, custom European cabinets. $799,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520BAYFRONT 410 Bayfront Place #2304Very stylish and well-maintained 2 bedroom. Steps to shopping/dining. Offered furnished. Investment potential. $609,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 1025 Sandpiper Street #E-205New construction! Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with over 1,400 SF. Preserve views. Tennis, spa, tness center. $599,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301BAYFRONT 410 Bayfront Place #2202Two bedroom plus den featuring designer painting and private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. Boat slips available. $465,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VILLAGE GREEN JASMINE CLUB 670 Broad Ave. S. #J-670Two bedroom, 2 bath updated from top to bottom! Enlarged kitchen, expanded living/dining room and tile throughout. $435,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 436 Broad Ave. S. #H-436Total renovation and furnished like a model! This 2 bedroom boasts crown moulding, new appliances and granite counters. $315,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444NAPLES LARCHMONT 311 6th Street SouthTastefully decorated and renovated, this 2 bedroom hideaway has new tile, appliances, granite kitchen counters. $269,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 462 Broad Ave. S. #462Southern exposure! New carpet, kitchen tile and appliances. Electric storm shutters. Close to pool and 3rd Street S. $269,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304CASTLETON GARDENS 980 7th Avenue South #102Only blocks to beach, shopping and ne dinning. Wonderful courtyard building, pool and rec area. Move right in. $265,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed. NOW $459,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 REDUCEDNEAPOLITAN CLUB 900 8th Avenue S. #301This 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is within walking distance to everything. Furnished and move-in ready. $429,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPENSUN. 1-4 OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLESNAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 985 Sandpiper Street #I-101Professionally decorated 2 bedroom plus den turnkey furnished cottage. Amenities included. Ideal location. $569,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520THE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy. $549,900 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 AQUALANE SHORES tOne-of-a-kind waterfront property with 180 ft. of panoramic Naples Bay views! This extraordinary property offers 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, breathtaking views from every room, a cut-in boat slip, and a large pool.$4,850,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752OLD NAPLEStTwo blocks to Gulf! Four bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath Bermudastyle home in the heart of Old Naples. Arches, pilasters, columns, Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace, cabana guest suite, summer kitchen, pool/spa.$3,797,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420OLD NAPLES tExceptionally large Alligator Lake lot offers a rare opportunity to build a custom home plus guest house in arguably the most private setting. Serene lakefront property just 3 houses from the beach.$3,795,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119OLD NAPLES PAR LA VILLE tMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches, and is one block off of 5th Avenue South shops and dining.From $3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OPENSUN. 1-4 OPENSUN. 1-4 AQUALANE SHORES tEnormous, open kitchen/dining/living room oor plan. Three bedroom with bamboo ooring throughout and guest suite above the garage. Beautifully tiled pool and screened lanai. Lots of natural light. $3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894ROYAL HARBOR t2525 Tarpon Road Walls of glass retract to extend living to a large pool area and waterfront. This 3 bedroom, den, 4.5 bath has newly added ofce, 12 ceilings, 2 replaces, 80-foot concrete oating dock, 30/50 amp service. $3,495,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494ROYAL HARBOR t2220 Snook Drive Brand new! A boaters dream! Fabulous quality and attention to detail with a spacious open oor plan. Over 6,000 total SF, 4 bedrooms plus den, a 2-car garage plus a pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $3,275,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AQUALANE SHORES tBuild your waterfront home on this expanded lot (58x195x167x136). Approx. 167 of waterfront and a cut-in boat slip. Three bedrooms, 2 baths with a 2-car garage and heated pool. Direct Gulf Access.$2,995,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE tBuilt on a 200 x 104 homesite with a large screened-in outdoor area with 3 separate dining and lounging areas, pool, spa and koi pond. Boat or jet ski storage. Four bedroom plus den and 4600+ total SF.$2,350,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES tNew construction! Waterfront home with direct Naples Bay and Gulf access. Four bedroom with stone, marble and hardwood oors. Summer kitchen, pool/spa, 3-car garage, 58 boat dock, hurricane windows/doors.$1,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tThis newly constructed 4 bedroom plus den villa boasts a variety of appointments w/Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring and granite counters. Private pool, oversized garage and summer kitchen.$1,895,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741OLD NAPLES tHistoric home on a highly desirable lot (50 X 150) in the heart of Old Naples. Six or more bedrooms and just under 3,000 sq. ft. of living area. Walk to beach. A Christies Great Estates Property.$1,795,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628 OPENSUN. 1-4 OLD NAPLES tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls add a relaxed and rustic feeling. The large family and dining room opens onto a jasmine-covered deck for fragrant evenings with guests. $1,528,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES VILLA t1070 5th Street South Privacy and convenience located in the downtown historical area! Over 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den, 3M lm on windows. Private heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach, shops and dining. $1,250,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES t1920 vintage Old Naples cottage presently used as a main residence with charming guest cottage residential rental. Just 2 blocks to the beach and 1 block to 3rd St. S. 50 X 166. Sold as-is.$1,250,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES tWonderful possibilities. Close to beach. The existing home features a charming, updated kitchen with Corian and a pool/spa with great privacy. Lush tropical landscaping and many fruit trees on site.$1,195,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 ROYAL HARBOR AREA DOCKSIDE #2-C tWonderfully remodeled waterfront condominium moments away from Naples Bay turnkey furnished with a delightful tropical air. Boat dock and additional storage deeded. Gulf access with no bridges.$745,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES t#E-203 A rare opportunity to own this 3 bedroom furnished residence. Includes membership in the Naples Bay Resort Club.$890,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448#D-205 Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, which includes a $30,000 membership in the exclusive Naples Bay Resort Club.$699,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT #5411 tMagnicent views towering over the Gordon River and Naples Bay from this 4th oor corner residence with 3 bedrooms. Granite and marble, high ceilings and porcelain tile. Professionally decorated.$950,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520ROYAL HARBOR tExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot in Royal Harbor. Views of the waterway from your backyard. Close to downtown Naples, shops, restaurants and banks. Sold as-is. $898,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLD NAPLES WHARFSIDE #4 tJust updated townhouse located directly on Naples Bay with a 30 boat dock included. All new granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings and a 2-car attached garage. Long water views.$879,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663OLD NAPLES MARA VILLA #203 tThis charming villa has 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths plus a fantastic loft space. Features include vaulted ceilings, GE Prole appliances & crown moulding. Private paved courtyard area with sunken spa, 2-car garage.$860,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980OLD NAPLES OLDE WEST LAKE VILLAS tEnjoy a stroll 3 blocks to the beach and 2 blocks to 5th Ave. S. from this totally renovated condominium. New bathrooms and kitchen, stainless appliances, granite counters, new cabinets and bamboo wood oors.$765,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT ##5404 tNestled among palm trees, ocean breezes and every amenity imaginable right at your ngertips. Gracious, comfortable living is enjoyed in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, furnished tastefully. $699,900 | Jan Martindale | 869-0360 OPENSUN. 1-4 REDUCED OLD NAPLES tViews of Crayton Cove and Bay from this NEW home. Caribbean architecture, 4 bedrooms plus den, gourmet kitchen, expansive family room opens to pool/spa and covered summer kitchen. Oversized 3-car garage.$2,995,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES SANDY CAY t300 & 305 3rd Street South Ideally sited, close to beach and 5th Avenue South shops, restaurants and galleries. Four or 5 bedrooms with family room, private elevator, French doors, replace, tray ceiling and built-in cabinets.From $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES tFabulous site on beach block, just two homes from the Gulf of Mexico. The home is lovely, however structure and property are being sold as is. Price reects land value only.$2,500,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE #C-6 tThis villa encompasses 3881 total SF, 3 bedrooms and 4 terraces. Features include marble ooring, replace, kitchen with Viking Professional Appliances, private elevator entry, 2-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property.NOW $2,495,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 BAYFRONT 239.434.8770 FIFTH AVENUE 239.643.3006 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 MARCO ISLAND & SURROUNDS PREMIERSARASOTA NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM E MIE M RSA SA RAS RAS OTA OTA BONITASPRINGS.COM #102 Oversized terrace, 2 BRs, 2.5 BAs. $2,599,999 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 #202 Luxury beachfront 3 BR, 3.5 BA with spacious oor plan. $2,295,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #301 T urnkey furnished. W raparound terrace, 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs. $995,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #2107 Stunning 3 BR, 3.5 BA with over 3,844 SF of living area. Furnished. $2,398,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #1108 Grand 4 BR residence. Marble ooring, gourmet kitchen, & replace. $2,390,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #907 Travertine/wood ooring, replace, 3 suites, den. Turnkey furnished. $1,999,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #PH-2102 Decorator nished, 4 BRs, 4.5 BAs, and over 4,765 SF. $3,495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 #PH-2506 Penthouse perfect, 5 BRs plus den, 6+ BAs. $11,900,000 | Laura Adams/Chris Adams | 404-4766 #303 T urnkey furnished, 3 BRs, private elevator foyer $2,790,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #1005 Exquisitely nished 3 BR residence. Marble ooring & V enetian plaster. $2,950,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #204 Professionally decorated & turnkey furnished 3 BR, 3 BA residence. $1,095,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #PH-602 The only penthouse available. A grand 4 BR residence. Furnished. $2,250,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548ISLES OF CAPRI 27 West Pelican StreetNew Mediterranean masterpiece situated on a waterfront lot. Spacious 3-story, 4 bedroom plus den pool home with elevator. $2,399,000 | Chris Sullivan/Kathie Fahringer | 642-2222655 Rockport CourtCustom 4 bedroom, 3 bath pool home enjoys awesome wide water views. Super quick out, and 3-car garage! $1,799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 Single Family Homes 540 Conover CourtIncredible quality and attention to detail in this estate pool home. Furnishings negotiable. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,999,000 | Laura Adams/Chris Adams | 404-47661409 Collingswood AvenueBeautiful home with 4 guest suites plus den, summer kitchen on lanai, pool and spa, southern exposure, dock and lift. Furnished. $2,995,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133396 Lamplighter DriveOne of the best indirect views with 150 waterfront frontage. Built by Larry Taylor with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. $2,600,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222KEY MARCO 1132 Blue Hill Creek DriveBeautiful home overlooking preserve. Decorator furnishings, 4 bedrooms, 3-car garage and heated pool. Boat slip included. $2,495,000 | ML Meade/Roe Tamagni | 642-22221631 Collingswood AvenueOn Roberts Bay in Estate Area, this home offers panoramic views and direct Gulf access. Livable home or build new. $2,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133580 Hammock CourtBeautiful key lot home built by Slocum & Christian. Southwest exposure with 167 ft. of waterfront and Bay views. $2,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH 616 Waterside DriveViews of Gulf, skyline and beach. Custom 3-story Eastwood-built home with 3,000+ SF, elevator and rooftop sundeck. $1,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH 854 West Hideaway CircleThis home features a private loft style masters quarters with wet bar, study and balcony. Summer kitchen on lanai. $1,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133430 Cottage CourtFabulous Sunset Builders 4 bedroom plus den home located on large cul-de-sac homesite! Quick access to Gulf! $1,749,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222461 Gray CourtGreat 4 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half-bath home. Pool, water views, 3-car garage, granite counters, 12,000 lb. lift. Furnished. $1,699,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548160 Snowberry CourtDecorator furnished home with 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, and pool/spa. Eat-in kitchen with granite counters, 20 tiled oors. $1,499,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133720 South Barfield DriveBeautiful inland home on an oversized homesite. Great oor plan, hurricane shutters plus an open lanai with pool and spa. $1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133950 Snowberry CourtCustom built home on a corner lot featuring 3 bedrooms, den and 2.5 baths. Great oor plan with upgrades, pool and deeded dock. $1,379,900 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222113 Greenview StreetTwo-story home with 4+ bedrooms, custom ceilings and cabinetry, 12,000 lb. boat lift with sun deck, and heated pool. $1,375,000 | Chris Adams/Laura Adams | 404-5130499 Adirondack CourtPanoramic views of Marco and 169 of waterfront from this furnished home with Gulf access. Beamed ceilings and replace. $1,300,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133930 Inlet Drive EastElegant and spacious estate home is beautifully decorated and furnished turnkey. Waterfall in pool area and 3-car garage. $1,199,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-55481261 Laurel CourtDirect access and beautiful views! New home by Marco River with great room plan, 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths and Viking appliances. $1,195,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545507 Antilles CourtCharming direct access 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has WIDE WATER VIEWS and super quick out to River. Good rental potential. $1,099,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548296 Bald Eagle DriveStunning bay views from this 3 bedroom home. Expansive lanai and pool. New seawall and dock with lift. Turnkey furnished. $995,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-95451113 Whiteheart CourtBeautiful furnished home with expansive waterway views and Marco skyline views. Large pool and lanai with summer kitchen. $899,900 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331131 Vernon PlaceOld Florida style home with quick direct access and 160 ft. of waterfront, large wraparound verandas, new oors and paint. $899,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-95451771 Hummingbird CourtQuick river access from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with granite counters, stainless appliances and gorgeous furnishings. $888,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548243 Seahorse CourtA home sitting on a tip lot with beautiful landscaping with wide waterway views, 40 ft. dock, and 14,000 lb. lift. $829,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133218 Seahorse CourtGorgeous home with volume ceilings, granite counters, raised panel cabinets and stainless appliances. Large dock with 2 lifts. $795,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331657 San Marco RoadSouthern exposure and wide water views from this beautifully updated 3 bedroom with new pool cage, new dock and lift. $765,000 | Elizabeth Summers | 269-4230741 Holly CourtFour bedroom, 3 bath home with 3-car garage. Surround sound, water and air purier, heated pool and balcony. $755,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685480 Century DriveBayview pool home. Remodeled in 2007. Furnished 3 bedroom plus den/4th bedroom with 14,000 lb. lift on large dock. $749,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331560 Collingswood AvenueThis 4 bedroom home offers 20 porcelain tile oors, stainless steel appliances, heated pool and views of Roberts Bay. $739,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133951 Ironwood CourtTwo blocks to beach! Luxury home with custom pool design, 12 ceilings, crown moulding, wood cabinets, granite and more. $729,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-04911048 Fieldstone DriveAbsolutely gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with den and pool. The home has a spacious oor plan. Offered furnished. $575,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331475 Biscayne WayNewer 3 bedroom plus den home. Large pool, covered and open lanai area. Bamboo ooring, plantation shutters, and more. $574,900 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548370 Yarmouth StreetNew, never lived-in, 3 bedroom plus den home with gorgeous large pool nestled in private setting. Great neighborhood. $549,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-55481161 Martinique CourtThis southern exposure three bedroom home has wide water views and a new top quality dock and observation deck. $529,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 Condominiums/Villas CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ 940 S. Collier Blvd. #801BEACHFRONT! Gulf and 10,000 island views! Decorator ready 4 bedroom home with warm, neutral tone cabinetry and counters. $2,690,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ 940 Cape Marco Drive #802Views of the Gulf and Crescent Beach from this 4 bedroom, 4 bath with granite counters, replace, wet bar, and private elevator. $2,395,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548RIVIERA 5000 Royal Marco Way #434Front residence with Gulf and river views. Spacious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath plus den. Furnished. Summer kitchen on lanai. $1,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133DUNNFOIRE 530 South Collier Blvd. #601Rarely available beachfront residence with 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths and 5 terraces to enjoy Gulf, beach and island views. $1,449,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545CAPE MARCO MONTERREY 980 Cape Marco Drive #805Views of the Gulf from this furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath with wood oors, 9 ceilings, and double door entry. $1,299,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SHIPPS LANDING I 1080 S. Collier Blvd. #108Two residences combined into 1 with 2,700+ SF of A/C and 4 bedrooms! Panoramic 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass views. $1,200,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548THE PRINCE 176 South S. Collier Blvd. #1007Beautifully decorated condominium with Gulf views and numerous upgrades. Faux painting, granite, stainless and more. $1,199,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491MARBELLE CLUB 840 South Collier Blvd. #1205Three bedroom residence with east and west balconies off master suite, crown mouldings, window treatments and Gulf views. $1,150,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130THE PRINCE 176 S. Collier Blvd. #1005Gulf and pool views from this south side 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Granite counters and new appliances in kitchen. $1,099,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685MARBELLE CLUB 840 South Collier Blvd. #705Beautiful views from this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence on the beach. Great parking and storage space. $995,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130CAXAMBAS SOUTH BEACH TERRACE 1061 South Collier Blvd. #401Gulf views from this 4th oor, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath spacious condominium. Upgrades include electric shutters and more. $879,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491CAPE MARCO MERIDA 990 Cape Marco Drive #906Decorator furnished two bedroom, two bath with Gulf views. Amenities include tennis, pool and exercise room. Steps to beach. $675,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133GULFVIEW APTS 58 N. Collier Blvd. #1204Outstanding view of Tigertail Beach and beyond from this 12th oor condominium. Updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath with tile oors. $599,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222VILLA DEL MARE 816 West Elkcam Circle #301Totally remodeled! Bay views! Tile on the diagonal, crown moulding, and tray ceiling. Quick boating to Marco River. $599,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491HIDEAWAY BEACH THE HABITAT 828 Hideaway Circle East #412Very nice 2 bedroom residence offers inspiring views of golf course. Beach, clubhouse, golf course and more close by. $595,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133THE PLANTATION 1000 South Collier Blvd. #708Magnicent views of the Gulf from this 3 bedroom condominium. Private shing pier and beach, heated pool/spa. $575,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 Single Family Homes MADEIRA #PH-202 tLuxurious beachfront lifestyle! An exceptional top oor penthouse offers 6,500+ SF of living area. Breathtaking Gulf, beach and island vistas from 2,140 SF of multiple terraces. Unparalleled amenities.$7,495,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545MADEIRA #PH-201 tWith 7,414 total SF, this is luxury living in Marcos newest beachfront high-rise. Largest penthouse plan with panorama of Gulf and Marcos crescentshaped beach. A Christies Great Estates Property.$6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130KEY MARCO tHuge views of Bareld Bay and Marco. Four bedrooms, ve full baths and two half-baths. Over 6,500 SF including a 2,000 SF guest suite, summer kitchen on lanai and pool level bonus room. Dock with lift.$3,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SOLANACOURT tMajestic custom built home with spectacular panoramic views of Smokehouse Bay. Featuring an open and spacious oor plan with ve individual bedroom suites plus a study. Expansive pool and lanai area.$3,695,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545KEY MARCO tThe nest luxury estate living, Bella Vista! Exquisite details, luxurious nishes, 3 guest suites and a private master suite. Community marina with quick, direct Gulf access, tennis and gated entry. A Christies Great Estates Property.$5,695,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491CAXAMBASCOURT tOutstanding value on Caxambas Island! Exceptional Gulf and Caxambas Pass views. Very spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with 3,600 SF of living area. Offered at lot value. Dock included.$3,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133BARFIELD DRIVE SOUTH tViews of Pass from this 4 bedroom home enhanced by Slocum & Christian. Marble inlay, replace, pool, ofce, 80 dock, 16,000 lb. lift. Direct deepwater access. A Christies Great Estates Property.$3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133COPELAND DRIVE tBig view, tip lot location with 242 feet of direct access water frontage. Very spacious, 5 bedroom, livable home that could be a great project or you can start over and build your dream residence.$3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MIMOSACOURT tOwner will consider trade. One-of-a-kind home with 5,389 SF of living area, long water view and quick direct Gulf access. Four bedroom, 5.5 bath home with multi-level theater. A Christies Great Estates Property.$3,495,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133STILLWATERCOURT tCustom-built four bedroom and 3-car garage home on tip lot with 240 feet of water frontage, 3 lifts, 4 docks, + 2 oating jet ski docks. Huge lanai with pool, and 2 spas. Southern exposure.$3,495,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 MADEIRA t350 South Collier Blvd. Unequalled amenties in a world-class, brand new beachfront setting. Spectacular views for miles along the Gulf. Exceptionally appointed residences. Adjacent to world-class spa.THE ESPLANADE tN. Collier Blvd. Enjoy this outstanding waterfront address. Unrivaled coastal Italian architecture with ne restaurants, world-class shops, waterfront promenade and a direct Gulf access marina.CAXAMBASCOURT tSunny southern exposure grand estate home has been completely remodeled in 2006. Four bedrooms, 3 baths, professional decor & turnkey furnished. Direct access to Gulf.$3,195,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548#606 Professionally decorated 2,974 SF residence. Furnished. $1,790,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #209 Corner residence with wraparound balcony T urnkey furnished, 3 BRs. $899,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548MADEIRA tSituated along the curve of crescent beach, Madeira is designed to embrace a breathtaking panorama. Abundant amenities to invigorate your mind, body and spirit. Newly built.FROM $1,820,000 | Laura Adams | 642-4200SOUTH SEAS TOWER III & IV tGorgeous views and sunsets over the Gulf from these 2 bedroom residences located in a unique gated beachfront complex. Weekly rentals permited, sensational amenities. #601 2 BRs, 2 BAs. Furnished. $539,000 #403 2 BRs, 2 BAs. Furnished. $629,900 Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT tPanoramic view of the Gulf and river from these residences with abundant natural lighting. this mid-rise offers a private lifestyle with golf, tennis, tness and clubhouse with dining.FROM $795,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SOUTH SEAS TOWER I #801 tTurnkey furnished, beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath beachfront suite. Totally upgraded with an open kitchen, extra cabinetry and panoramic beach and Gulf views. Hurricane shutters. Gated community.$800,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPE MARCO COZUMEL tPoised on the southernmost beachfront tip of Marco. Unparalleled views of the Gulf, Caxambas Pass and Ten Thousand Islands. #1601 3 BRs, 3 BAs. Furnished. $2,195,000 #501 3 BRs, 3 BAs. Furnished. $1,795,000 Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #206 Beachfront 2 BR residence with front and rear balconies. $1,349,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #205 -T wo BR bayside residence offered furnished. T wo balconies. $698,385 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #1803 Turnkey furnished, beautifully appointed, 3 BRs, 3 BAs. $2,195,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685CAPE MARCO BELIZE tSpectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and 10,000 Islands from these exceptional condominiums! Tennis, tness center, theatre & more. On the southern most tip of Marco Island.HIDEAWAY BEACH tRare opportunity to own a premier beachfront home with guest suite. Luxurious appointments, six bedrooms, 8,894 SF under air. Exquisitely furnishedbreathtaking views. A Christies Great Estates Property.$9,400,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAXAMBASCOURT tOne-of-a-kind, Slocum-Christian, waterfront home with 243 of direct access water frontage. Old French manor ambiance with detailed luxury appointments and quality. Great docking facility. Furnished.$9,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH tSpacious beachfront estate home built in 2003 with 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half-baths and 9200 SF of living area. Exceptional views of Gulf. Heated pool, media room, recreation room, replace and more.$12,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.642.4242 SARASOTA 941.364.4000 BONITA BAY premier properties.com COM NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM CO COM M BONITASPRINGS.COM CRANBROOK 3451 Thornbury LaneVery open and bright villa overlooking lanai with free-form pool. Hardwood oors, replace and plantation shutters. $745,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 Condominiums/Villas BAYVIEW I 4811 Island Pond Court #1103Fabulous views of Bay and Gulf from this spacious open oor plan with neutral colors, wood toned kitchen and Corian tops. $999,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441BAYVIEW 4801 Island Pond Court #PH-1204Unsurpassed views from this penthouse. Saturnia marble in living areas. Three bedrooms, 3 baths. $999,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282VISTAS 4751 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1002Wonderful 10th oor residence with Bay, Gulf and golf views. Immaculate 2 bedroom plus den with incredible upgrades. $899,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543HAMPTONS 26960 Wyndhurst Court #202Exotic tropical landscaping, spotless former model. Elevator, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths media room, Romeo and Juliet balcony, pool. $698,500 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278EAGLES NEST 25961 Nesting Court #201Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath plus den and bonus room condominium overlooks lake, golf course and preserve beyond. $675,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709TUCKAWEYE 2911 Greenflower CourtCharming villa with heated pool, three bedrooms, two baths, great room plan and vaulted ceilings. Turnkey furnished. $629,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443LAKESIDE 4081 Bayhead Drive #204Spectacular 270 degree lake views! Second oor coach home beautifully and completely remodeled. Turnkey furnished. $599,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474WATERFORD 26241 Devonshire Court #201Panoramic golf and lake views from this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Glassed-in lanai, central vacuum, and custom built-ins. $599,000 | Harriet Harnar/Cathy McCormick | 948-4000WATERFORD 3320 Glen Cairn Court #101Private 1st oor, 3 bedroom corner residence with lake views, 2,700+ total SF, glassed-in Florida room. New roof. $587,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441WATERFORD 3320 Glen Cairn Court #202Second oor condominium with soaring ceilings, remodeled bathrooms, tiled lanai, and a 2-car garage. View of lake/golf. $574,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441ENCLAVE 27150 Enclave DriveThree bedroom villa overlooks fairway. Over 3,000 total SF and large 2nd oor master suite. Amazing amenities. $520,000 | Pamela Heron | 273-4785 AZURE #2002 tBest of all worlds. Sought-after plan with 3 bedrooms, den, and 4 baths provides luxury, exquisite detail and heavenly views. The rooftop terrace adds to the wonder of this enviable lifestyle.$2,499,000 | Brian Nelson | 572-2903ESTANCIA #PH-402 tLong ranging views of Bay, Gulf and golf course from this penthouse with 3 bedrooms (two masters), den, and private elevator lobby. Bonita Bay offers a full array of world-class amenities and memberships.$2,675,000 | Carol Johnson | 564-1282OAK KNOLL tCharming riverfront home with dock and private view of protected mangroves. Casually elegant Bermuda-style home features current high-quality nishes for todays exacting standards. Long river views.$2,750,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709ROOKERY LAKE tMagnicent award-winning estate home on 2 very private lots. Exceptional details and craftsmanship. Luxurious lanai, pool, spa, courtyards, summer kitchen. Truly, a masterpiece inside and out.$5,450,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543CREEKSIDE tFormer model home with all the luxuries throughout. Three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, executive study. Golf course views, summer kitchen, pool/spa with adjacent koi pond. Three-car garage.$1,995,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474HORIZONS #1101 tSense of arrival is what this luxury tower exudes. With 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus his and her ofces, there is plenty of room for family and friends to visit in spacious comfort. Truly a rare nd!$2,175,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266AZURE #1802 tSensational panoramic views of the Gulf, Bay and the Bay Island golf course from this 18th oor residence. This desirable oor plan offers 3 bedrooms plus den and 3.5 baths with 10 ceilings.$2,195,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443HORIZONS #1701 tPanoramic views of bay, Gulf and golf course. Custom residence with 3,882 SF of living area, 10 ceilings, 3 bedrooms, den and 3.5 baths. Hardwood ooring, wet bar, replace, and granite counters.$2,250,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438IBIS COVE tLocated on a cul-de-sac, this beautifully positioned lake front home provides wonderful views. Three bedrooms plus den with a spacious family room open to the kitchen and an expansive lanai with a heated pool and spa.$1,595,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709AZURE #303 tViews of Estero Bay and the 9th fairway from this three bedroom, three bath with wraparound terraces, exquisite granite, marble and crown moulding. Roof-top garden, private theatre, tness center, and pool with outdoor bar.$1,625,000 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278HIDDEN HARBOR tThis large family home offers a preserve view to the east and lake to the west. Four bedrooms plus den, new paint and tile oors, new granite counters and appliances, 3-car garage, and disappearing edge pool.$1,695,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438HORIZONS #1803 tSpectacular views in this three bedroom plus den, three full and one half-bath home. Cherry and marble oors, crown mouldings, granite counters, and electric shutters are just a few upgrades that make this home special.$1,749,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282ESTANCIA t#1004 Former showcase model with built-ins and high ceilings. Sunrise and sunset views. Large heated pool, exercise room. $1,199,000 #1104 Views of the Gulf, Bay & golf course from this 3 bedroom, 3 bath with over 2,700 SF. Gated golng community. $999,000Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282ESTANCIA #1701 tSunrise to sunset views of Gulf to golf. Floor-to-ceiling glass, expansive pass-through from kitchen to great room. Third bedroom doubles as family room. Traditional decor. Two parking spaces.$1,395,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266ESTANCIA #1802 tMagnicent three bedroom, three bath palace in the sky. Great room, separate family room, impeccably nished with marble, granite, and hardwood oors. Western views of Estero Bay and Gulf, sunrise views over community.$1,499,995 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520CREEKSIDE tSpacious custom built home with four bedrooms plus den, four baths, expansive great room and family room with views of Marsh course. Second oor retreat complete with rooftop terrace overlooks golf course. Three-car garage.$1,595,000 | Harriet Harnar/Gary L. Jaarda | 273-5443VISTAS #1601 tThree bedrooms and 3 full baths make this corner residence perfect for entertaining long-distance company. Warm tones complemented by subtle faux nishes, wood oors, and patios from bedrooms.$939,000 | Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 564-1282CREEKSIDE tThis impeccably maintained custom-built Rutenberg home is located on a private wooded home site bordering on the Creekside course at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac. Open and airy interiors.$1,045,000 | Peter Lent | 273-1122BERMUDA COVE tMaintenance-free villa offers three bedrooms, four baths, one is also a pool bath, plantation shutters, wood oors, and crown moulding. Tropical landscaped pool/spa with brick paver deck.$1,088,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441BERMUDA COVE tTurnkey furnished three bedroom with over 3,200 total SF. Beautiful furnishings, hardwood oors, granite counters, plantation shutters and open and owing oor plan. Lanai wraps around home and pool.$1,175,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 Condominiums/Villas Condominiums/Villas OPEN MON-SAT:10-5 & SUN:12-5BAYVIEW I 4811 Island Pond Court #303View of Estero Bay! Stone ooring with marble inlay, full marble master bath and glass lanai enclosure. Private garage. $649,900 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266WEDGEWOOD 26876 Wedgewood Drive #101First oor corner residence with lake views. Large great room and lanai, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Side deck from kitchen. $499,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709WATERFORD 3311 Glen Cairn Court #104Golf course and lake views, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2-car detached garage, granite counters, and stainless appliances. Furnished. $495,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 #1402 The residence on the 14th oor offers a private elevator and the largest oor plan. $1,179,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 #1903 Nestled on the 19th oor, furnished model home with 3 BRs and 3 BAs. $1,477,000 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 #1202 Quality nishes of 24 x 24 Travertine ooring in this 3 BR, 3 BA. $1,299,000 | Melissa Williams/Teresa Rucker | 248-7238 #1002 Stone ooring, granite counters, 2-car garage, and private elevator, 3 BRs, 3 BAs. $1,295,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709 #1602 Sunset views. This 3 BR offers exquisite nishes of natural wood cabinets and granite tops in the kitchen. $1,249,500 | Brian Nelson | 572-2903 #1801 Expanded southwest corner luxury home with 3 BRs, 3 BAs, glass-enclosed lanai and resort-style amenities. $1,225,000 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 #1802 East/west terraces, 3 BR, 3 BA with private elevator lobby. A tropical paradise for the discriminating buyer. $1,199,000 | Teresa Rucker/Melissa Williams | 281-2376 #1405 This custom expanded 3 BR home features over $70,000 in upgrades including crown moulding and stainless appliances. $1,149,500 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 #1701 Dynamic views from this corner residence. Offered as decorator ready with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and terrace. $995,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 #2405 Expanded oor plan, beautiful Saturnia stone ooring, 3 BRs, 3 BAs. $985,000 | Harriet Harnar/Cathy McCormick | 948-4000 #1605 Corner residence with neutral backgrounds and upgraded appliances. $975,000 | Harriet Harnar/Cathy McCormick | 948-4000 #704 Handsome cabinetry in kitchen and baths. Two-car garage. $889,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 #1503 3 BR, 3 BA tower home. Screened-in poolside cabana with replace, wet bar and grill. $849,000 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 #604-Features and amenities unlike other Bonita Bay tower residences, 2 BRs, 2 BAs. $599,999 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 #2402 Includes $150,000 in decorating. Furnished 3 BR, 3 BA. $1,595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #1902 Newly completed 3 BR + living room/family room, 3 BA with east and west terraces, and a private 2-car garage. $1,595,000 | Teresa Rucker/Melissa Williams | 281-2376 #2202 This 3 BR, 3 BA has over $53,000 in upgrades including granite counters and crown moulding. $1,665,000 | Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 #PH-301 Spacious oor plan with 3 BRs, den, 3 BAs, high ceilings and private terraces. $2,350,000 | Kevin Smith | 641-2942 #902 Decorator ready high-rise residence with 2-car garage, 3 BRs, and 3 BAs. $1,185,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 THE HAMPTONS #201 tPanoramic golf course and lake views from this 3 bedroom plus den coach home. Many upgrades. Enjoy all that Bonita Bay has to offer with access to private golf club with ve 18-hole golf courses.$729,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474ENCLAVE tOne-of-a-kind 2-story, detached courtyard villa professionally and completely redesigned. Inviting 4 bedroom is decorated in neutral tones. Screened pool/spa with golf views. New roof in 2007.$825,000 | Peter Lent | 273-1122 HAMMOCK ISLE t#101 Private golf course views from this 2 bedroom plus den, 3 bath residence. Two-car attached garage. Turnkey furnished. $619,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 #101 Overlooking the 7th fairway with a gourmet kitchen, hurricane shutters, crown mouldings, and plantation shutters. $599,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752ESPERIA & TAVIRA t26951 Country Club Drive (Sales Center) Breathtaking views over Bay Island Golf Course, Estero Bay and the Gulf. An idyllic community devoted to golf courses, parks, natural areas, marina and more! New construction priced from the $800s.Please call 800-311-3622ESPERIA SOUTH t4951 Bonita Bay Blvd. The Lutgert Companies newest luxury high-rise. Breathtaking views of Estero Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Bay Island Golf Course. Lagoon-style pool, spa, exercise facilities, game rooms, and more.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 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 RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAFountain Lakes .................................$1950 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Bonita Bay ................................ from $1450 Bella Terra .......................................$1400 Vasari/Matera ...................................$1400 Pelican Landing/Southbridge .............$1395 Coconut Shores ................................$1275Furnished Annuals from $1150 UNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSDunes...............................................$3400 Park Shore Beach/Solamar ................$2500 Old Naples/Condo ............................$2500 Kensington/Wellington Place ............$2300 Park Shore/Imperial Club .................$2200 Old Naples/MaraVilla .......................$2000 Park Shore Beach/Allegro .................$2000 Remington Reserve ...........................$2000 Lemuria .................................... from $1995 Old Naples/Bayfront ................. from $1800 Pelican Bay/LAmbiance ...................$1800 Park Shore Beach/Esplanade .............$1800 Stonebridge/Braeburn .......................$1600 The Orchards ...................................$1500 Park Shore/Savoy .............................$1500 The Strand/Turnberry ......................$1495 Stratford Place/Pinehurst ..................$1300 Lake View Pines ...............................$1200 Tarpon Cove ....................................$1175 Imperial .................................... from $1100 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000 Beachwalk .................................. from $995 Sterling Oaks/Sweetwater ...................$995Furnished Annuals from $1000 UNFURNISHED HOUSES Park Shore .....................................$12000 Port Royal ........................................$7000 North Naples/Oakes Blvd. ................$5000 Old Naples/Uptown Villas ................$4500 Royal Harbor ............................ from $3500 Mediterra/Villalago ...........................$3500 Longshore Lake ................................$3200 Pelican Marsh ...................................$2500 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 Andalucia .........................................$2100 Country Club of Naples ....................$1800 Lakeside ...........................................$1450 Pebble Brooke Lakes .........................$1300 Imperial/Wedge eld Villa ..................$1200 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comKey Marco opens its gates to showcase three estate homes to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Surrounded by Caxambas Pass, Barfield Bay and Blue Hill Bay, Key Marco has only 132 home sites on 546 acres; the community also has a private marina with quick Gulf access.The first stop on the tour is a $2.5-million Key West-style home overlooking the nature preserve. Bright and spacious, it has four bedrooms, den, family room, 3.5 baths, a three-car garage with golf cart, and a marina slip with a 13,000pound lift. The second home is the Hamilton, a $5.995 million West Indies-style home on Barfield Bay with more than 5,700 square feet of open living area in a thoroughly modern design. The third home on the Key Marco tour is the 7,100-square-foot Bella Vista with a three-story rotunda and views of the bay. For more information, contact Natalie Kirstein at 784-0491 or M.L. Meade at 293-4851 in the Marco Island office of Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. As the temperature dips and wint er r esidents r eturn to their homes in the Sunshine State, another sign that autumn has arrived is the advent of the Naples/ Collier County Fifth Annual Fall Home & Garden Show. The 2008 show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9, at the Naples Italian American Club, 7035 Airport Pulling Road. More than 70 businesses will showcase the latest trends in home design and new products for the home. Attendees will also register for thousands of dollars worth of prizes in hourly drawings. Last year, more than 7,000 people attended. Jim Parks, host of HGTVs New Spaces, returns to present three seminars each day. At 11 a.m. hell share tips to help Update Your Kitchen; at 1 p.m. Mr. Parks topic will be Update Your Bathroom; and his 3 p.m. seminar will be about Green Living 101. For those interested in gaining hands-on expertise from the pros, Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse will offer a series of workshops beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing through 4 p.m. each day. In addition to these howto sessions for adults, Lowes special Kids Corner Workshops will give children the opportunity to build a project of their own. The Naples/Collier County Fifth Annual Fall Home & Garden Show is presented by Expo Marketing and sponsored by WINK News, WAVV, 101.1 FM, Comcast and Lowes. For more information, call 466-6300 or visit www.ExpoTradeShows.net Exhibitors will make themselves at home for fifth annual showTour three homes in private Key MarcoNABOR leaders plant butterfly garden at Eden Florida education center The Leadership Development Class of 2008 of the Naples Area Board of Realtors recently planted a butterfly garden at Eden Florida, a school for children and adults with autism. The NABOR team worked with local sponsors to develop the project and was assisted in the actual planting by Eden Florida students. The community is invited to the garden dedication ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Eden Floridas Eimerman Education Center, 2801 Country Barn Road, Naples. Eden Florida was founded in 1996 to meeting a pressing need in Southwest Florida for specialized services for individuals with autism. When Eden began as an outreach of Princeton, N.J.based Eden Institute, the rate of autism was one in 10,000 births. Today, one in every 150 children born will be affected by the complex, lifelong neurobiological disorder that impacts communication, cognitive ability, behavior and social interaction. Completely Private Residence 2 Bedrooms (split) 2 Bathrooms Oversized 2 Car Garage Updated Gourmet Kitchen 1900 Sq. ft. AC. Mexican Tile Floors Skylights Clearstory Windows 2 Sided Fireplace Flowering Plants Fruit Trees $795,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Tierra Mar Courtyard Home in Pelican Bay 2 Bedrooms (split) 2 Bathrooms Second Floor Residence 1350 sq. ft. A.C. Screened Lanai Wide Lake and Fountain View Attached Carport Stainless Appliances Volume Ceilings Watch Colorful Sunsets Flowering Plants Fruit Trees $449,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Beachwalk Gardens Condo in North Naples
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Enjoy the incredible amenities. $1,100,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544CLARIDGE 7515 Pelican Bay Blvd. #4-CTurnkey, bright and spacious C Gulf view home. Many upgraded features. Screened balcony and open terrace. $1,085,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921CORONADO 7225 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1104Gulf views from every room. Stainless appliances, new A/C unit, granite countertops, tray ceilings. Tram to beach. $1,035,000 | Penny/Bob Lyle | 564-4405ST. MARISSA 6573 Marissa Loop #2003Gulf of Mexico views from this residence with an entire new kitchen featuring granite, new cabinetry and new appliances! $929,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731HERON 5555 Heron Point Drive #502Easy to see with just a phone call! Gulf/Bay views! Two bedroom plus den, 3rd bedroom. New A/C system, neutral carpet. $829,000 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #405Gracious 3 bedroom, 3 bath with unobstructed views of Gulf, preserve and pool/spa area. Two car under-building spaces. $825,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960POINTE II 535 Via Veneto #101Magnicent 3 bedroom corner residence is bright and sunny. Pristine condition, exquisitely furnished, glassed lanai. $810,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714POINTE II 515 Via Veneto #102Elegant 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features tray ceilings, 18 tile, crown moulding and a large glass-enclosed lanai. $789,000 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202Three bedrooms, three baths, views of preserve. Some features include marble ooring, tray ceiling, wet bar. $745,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424BREAKWATER 815 Bentwater Circle #101Three bedroom, 2.5 bath with southeast exposure over the lake, 1,831 SF under air and 2-car garage. Turnkey furnished. $729,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 594-9494ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #208Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom residence w/eat-in kitchen, private lanai, tile ooring, crown moulding and storm shutters. $649,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411ST. NICOLE 5550 Heron Point Drive #603A great location near everything. This furnished 2 bedroom residence has expansive views over the Gulf. $625,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123VALENCIA 6520 Valen Way #c103A bright, spacious, 2 bedroom, 2bath condominium. Just steps to Valencias pool/spa/tness center. Newly remodeled. $619,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005ST. KITTS 6585 Nicholas Blvd. #204Bright, sunny residence with 3 bedrooms. Neutral backgrounds and electric hurricane shutters. Turnkey furnished. $569,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544AVALON 8375 Excalibur Circle #8Wonderful lake views from this corner residence. Cathedral ceilings in living area, split bedrooms for privacy. $535,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264OSPREY POINTE 9053 Whimbrel Watch Lane #102Three bedroom condominium has Southwest views of golf course. Large tile ooring, electric and plantation shutters. $569,900 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN MARSHOSPREY POINTE 9029 Whimbrel Watch Lane #102Expansive golf views from the large lanai! Loads of upgrades some include diagonal tile oors and crown moulding. $625,000 | Janet Gable | 370-5547 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES tMediterranean-style home with outstanding view of golf course. Saturnia ooring, lighted tray ceilings, granite counters & tumbled marble backsplash. Generously-sized pool/spa, summer kitchen.$2,695,000 | Michael Lawler/Ray Couret | 571-3939PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL #PH-17 tStunning panoramic Gulf and city vistas. Spacious penthouse oor plan offers 4,700+ SF A/C, 5 bedrooms, 10 ceilings, marble oors, replace, private sauna & pool cabana. Expansive terraces.$3,550,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666PELICAN BAY POINTE VERDE tThis custom estate home is tucked amid 3 fairways and features volume ceilings, 4 bedroom suites, home theatre, library with custom built-ins & a gourmet kitchen! Pool/spa, garage parking for 4 cars. $3,995,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973PELICAN BAY MONTENERO #PH-2002 tPrivacy and spectacular views make this 9,715 SF penthouse a paradise in the sky. A private 2-car garage is just steps from your secured elevator. Poolside cabana for convenience and entertaining.$6,795,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 NEWLISTING PELICAN MARSH ARBORS tInspiring residence with 3 large bedrooms and den/media room. Mahogany entry doors, diagonal tile in living areas and inlay marble bath oors. Covered lanai with pool and spa. Social/sport membership included.$1,195,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879PELICAN MARSH MUIRFIELD tMagnicent custom-built home, perfect for family and entertaining. Two home theaters, 500-bottle wine cellar, wood oors, faux paint, crown moulding, and granite counters. Pool, rock waterfall spa.$1,466,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714PELICAN BAY PINECREST tExtensively remodeled 4 bedroom (2 masters) plus a den, 3.5 bath home with gourmet kitchen, electric storm shutters, and custom cabinetry. Convenient to all the great amenities of Pelican Bay. $1,598,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005PELICAN BAY GEORGETOWN tThis stately brick manor offers 4 bedrooms plus study, media room and game room. Oversized lanai with 39 pool, waterfall and bridge walkway. Newer roof, updated kitchen, baths, oors and electric. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,600,000 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA tDistinctive Communities built home. Cathedral ceilings, exceptional woodwork, Custom-made glass and mahogany front door, faux paint, builtins. Oversized pool and spa and waterfall in sun-lit courtyard.$1,285,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448PELICAN BAY BRIDGE WAY VILLAS tThis gorgeous 3 bedroom villa has a backyard opening up to a creek and views of the lake. Enjoy outdoor dining in entry courtyard around pool deck. New A/C, pool heater, and solarium glass.$1,295,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005PELICAN BAY LAS BRISAS tGorgeous 3 bedroom villa with 2,600 SF under air, southwest exposure, a private pool and brick lanai. Features include new state of the art master bath, plantation shutters throughout and a remodeled kitchen.$1,350,000 Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 594-9494PELICAN BAY CORONADO #1001 tImpeccable SW corner residence with panoramic Gulf, Bay and preserve views. Upgrades include cherry cabinetry in kitchen, wood oors, electric shutters and a 26 sunset lanai and open sunrise lanai.$1,350,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES tExquisite estate home with luxurious appointments. Four bedrooms with Mediterranean inuenced architecture. Crown moulding, Koi pond, bronze fountain, side courtyard and much more. A Christies Great Estates Property.$1,999,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 OPENSUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAY OAKMONT t808 Pine Creek Lane Newly renovated and updated 3 bedroom in quiet enclave. Saturnia marble and bamboo wood oors, new kitchen granite counters and newly tiled bathrooms. Lanai with lap-style swimming pool. $999,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PELICAN BAY LAMBIANCE #201 tSensational view! Large, tropical aqua-scape view enhances the open spaciousness of this coach home. Some features include redesigned kitchen, crown moulding and 2-car garage. Outstanding amenities.$1,100,000 Ellen Eggland | 571-7192PELICAN BAY OAKMONT tEnjoy your own private pool and spa in this light- lled 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath home on a large corner homesite. Volume ceiling, skylight, replace, and tile ooring are some of the features. Tram to beach.$1,195,000 | Marion Bethea | 261-6161PELICAN MARSH GABLES tMagnicent custom built 4 bedroom plus den with a living/dining room and a large kitchen that opens onto family room with wood burning replace. Lanai overlooks lake with new shutters plus summer kitchen. $1,195,000 Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL #5 tThree-level 3 bedroom villa with private pool, private elevator, 2-story screened lanai and garden totaling over 3,000 SF, plus a private 2-car garage. Guard-gated community has outstanding amenities.$1,199,000 Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 OPENSUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAY SAND POINTE tTotally renovated and fantastically nished! One of the largest homesites in the community. This villa boasts three bedrooms, 3.5 baths and over 3,900 SF. Private pool and spa with southern exposure.$950,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL #708 tDirect Gulf view from every room. Saturnia ooring, granite counters, tumbled marble backsplash, crown moulding, wainscoting, tray ceilings and high-end designer nishes. Electric shutters on lanai.$979,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN t6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. Outdoor living is a priority in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa in a classic design. A gated entry with a garden path and a screened and outdoor terrace overlook a sparkling lake and pool.$980,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PELICAN BAY STRATFORD #801 tGulf views from this furnished 2 bedroom plus den. Large glassed-in sunroom with wraparound lanai fronting the Gulf side plus another glassed-in terrace with eastern views of the lake, golf course and city lights.$995,000 Adrienne Kubiak Young/Marion Bethea | 825-5369PELICAN MARSH PORTOFINO tSophistication and style. Tile and marble oors, plantation shutters and wine cellar. Great room concept. Private pool and spacious lanai overlook a natural preserve with magnicent sunset skies.$999,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 OPENSUN. 1-4 REDUCED PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES tGreat view, great location, great amenities and a new custom designed home. End lot has panoramic views of 3 lakes and endless golf course views. Social membership included.$899,000 Ray Couret | 293-5899PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN t6790 Pelican Bay Blvd. Stunning one-of-a-kind spacious villa. Two bedroom plus den updated with Saturnia marble oors, kitchen with wood oors, tray ceilings, vaulted ceilings and plantation shutters. Pets welcome!$919,000 | Caroline C. Coates | 273-2516PELICAN BAY HERON #1202 tUnobstructed views of the Gulf and Bay. Wonderful residence with 2 bedrooms plus den and 3 full batys. Kitchen was updated in 2006. Tennis, recently completed community center, and stateof-the-art tness center.$815,000 Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 594-9494PELICAN BAY ST. KITTS #605 tBright and sunny corner residence with gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, plus den condominium is being sold turnkey furnished. Property features electric hurricane shutters.NOW $795,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA #1002 tEndless Gulf of Mexico views from this 10th oor 2 bedroom plus den, condominium. Wonderful location in Pelican Bay! Building has been beautifully updated with amenities at your ngertips.$799,000 Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 OPENSUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAY OAK LAKE SANCTUARY tSplit bedroom plan with 3 bedrooms including a separate guest house. Free-standing villa with private pool/spa, 10 ceilings, updated kitchen & stainless appliances and 2-car garage.$747,000 Linda Piatt | 269-2322PELICAN BAY BREAKWATER #203 tThis 2 bedroom plus den stands above the crowd! Picturesque southern lake views, immaculate condition, den/ofce plus a glass-enclosed lanai, huge oversized 2-car garage. Numerous amenities.$725,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN #333 tSunny southeastern views across the Pelican Bay Golf Course and lakes highlight this meticulous 3 bedroom condominium. Wonderful layout and high ceilings make this residence seem endlessly spacious.$699,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424 PELICAN MARSH LES CHATEAUX t1855 Les Chateaux Blvd. #302 Panoramic lake views from this 3 bedroom plus den penthouse in the sky. Amazing decor, custom paint, separate great room, and family room/den. Oversize tile; premium carpet. Windows on 3 sides and 2 balconies.$699,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899PELICAN BAY BAY VILLAS tOpen oor plan, 2 bedroom plus den with high ceilings, private courtyard with southern exposure. Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, granite counters, Mexican tile oors. Den adjacent to guest bedroom.$649,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN BAY CALAIS #102 tFirst oor residence with new 20 tile ooring, carpet, cabinetry, granite and marble countertops throughout, stainless steel appliances and crown moulding. Attached garage.$615,000 Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973PELICAN BAY BREAKWATER #102 tSparkling lake views from a spacious screened lanai, with an updated kitchen. This spacious 2 bedroom plus family room residence has an oversized 2-car garage. $599,000 Linda Piatt/Janet Rathbun | 269-2322PELICAN BAY HYDE PARK #C404 tAwesome views of the Pelican Bay golf course and lake by day and city lights at night. Spacious 4th oor, 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath. Updated kitchen, new wood ooring. $550,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005PELICAN BAY STRATFORD #402 tThis sixth oor level residence offers extremely beautiful views of the Gulf. Newer A/C unit, hot water heater, kitchen, and high impact windows in this two bedroom, and two bath high-rise.$550,000 | Polly Himmel | 290-3910PELICAN BAY HYDE PARK #A-402 tFantastic lake and golf course views from the terrace of this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominium. Conveniently located to all amenities in Pelican Bay, including the tennis courts, golf and beach tram.$529,900 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264
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riting memoirs is the art of living backwards, says writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest.Shes 34 years old, and has already written two: Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing and Havana, and Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines. Your life is material, its not your life. Its what you use to write, says Michael Steinberg. Hes written one memoir, Still Pitching, and is working on a second. The two writers will be in town to teach memoir writing at this years Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 6-9. In addition to Ms. Griest and Mr. Steinbergs seminars, Neal Pollack, author of Alternadad, will give a class in Comic Memoir. And William Giraldi, a writing professor who teaches a course in memoir to his students at Boston University, will deliver a class in Writing About Grief. The conference sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University is in its third year now, but this is the first time it has presented such an abundance of memoirwriting classes. The numerous offerings reflect the growing popularity of the genre.Anybodys genreA few decades ago, the biography section of bookstores was stocked with books about famous people: celebrities, movie stars, historic figures. Now the shelves Incoming sake Hot, cold or in a bomb, the brewed rice beverage is a direct hit. C22 Couture with a twistThe fabrics of these cutting-edge fashions come from the interior design industry. C16 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008WEEK at-a-glance Making memoirsSEE CHOICE, C4 Come to the cabaret Gulfshore Players show celebrates the ascent of Alexandrea Tocco. C17 Shakespeare for allNaples Publick Theatre brings the bard to the park for free. C14 Cometothecabaret BY NANCY STETSON____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comNewtonsElainefanslovelecturedbeing critics S Elaines top picks and lecture series dates.>>inside: C4ELAINE NEWTON PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PHILSUMMERS TYPICALLY A TIME FOR LIGHT READING BOOKS you bring to the beach or poolside, then forget as soon as you finish the last page. Faithful fans of Elaine Newtons popular Critics Choice series at the Phil, however, spend the dog days immersed in complex novels, grappling with plots and themes in anticipation of the next seasons lectures. These are books you can sink your teeth into, says Ms. Newton, whose 19th season of Critics Choice begins Thursday, Nov. 13, and continues through April. Every year, at her last lecture, Ms. Newton releases a list of approximately two dozen novels from which shell choose the next seasons titles. Then, in early summer, she announces the six that made her final cut. The list is posted on the PhilsSEE MEMOIRS, C12 Sanibel Island Writers Conference examines the genres popularityBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 Contact Artis>>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: sandydays@ oridaweekly.com Its hard to deny the appeal of a sultry romance novel. Whether its Harlequin westerns, with their love-on-the-prairie sagas (Gunslingers Bride, The Last Honest Outlaw) or Jean M. Auels prehistoric Clan of the Cave Bear Series (technically not a romance, but with enough sex scenes between mammoth hunts to qualify), theres a romance story to fit every taste. Now, local author Marian Hersrud has something to satisfy the Harleyriding, leather-wearing readership in her book, Spirits and Black Leather. I spoke with Mrs. Hersrud from her winter home in Naples about writing romance, closing the door on sex scenes, and the high price of leather. SD: Give me a rundown on your book, Spirits and Black Leather. MH: Its a sequel, actually. The first was called Sweet Thunder, which is the name of the town where the big motorcycle rally takes place every year. Really, its talking about Sturgis, S.D. SD: Does it have sex scenes? MH: Oh, of course. SD: How many? MH: Two or three. SD: Tell me about writing romance. MH: Its difficult. Theres a fine line between pornography and romance. The writer walks a tightrope. If youre too graphic, it spoils the imagination of the reader. I used a book called, How to Write Sex. SD: What were some of the tips? MH: Be subtle. Close the bedroom door. I have a lot of scenes that end with, He took her hand and led her into the bedroom. SD: (Disappointed) And the door closes? MH: Thats right. SD: Tell me about what makes a great romantic hero? MH: Hes good looking; he has a mysterious past, a secret of some kind. He has a charisma that attracts women, but he may not really know that he has it. He has a special feature that might be an impediment of some kind (Joaquin Phoenix, anyone?), something that sets him off so that the heroine notices him. SD: Whos a real person who fits that description? MH: (Laughs) Its all in my head. Although, when I was in high school, I was in love with the captain of the football team. Some of that might be him.SD: How about a romantic heroine?MH: Shes sporty and a daredevil. Shes got to be above the norm, with some mystique that draws you to her. SD: What can romance stories teach us about love? MH: That there are many different kinds of love. Youre going to find it in strange, unusual places where you least expect it. SD: How are things different in todays dating world than they were 50 years ago? MH: People are more open now. Premarital sex didnt exist when I was dating you just didnt do it. I dont think thats all bad. SD: What advice would you give people looking for love now? MH: I think mutual interests are the thing that leads to an attraction. If you like to go to the symphony, look for people at symphonies. Go to classes that specialize in music appreciation, to bars that have good music not hard acid rock, but good music. If youre churchy, go to a church and pick up some people. SD: Have you ever worn leather? MH: Not very much. I was going to get a leather vest, but I decided it was too hot. And its so expensive. (Indeed. Even without the leather, Mrs. Hersrud can still rev engines.) SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSSpirits and Black Leather author talks romance ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org il s t h e i ma gi nat i on o f a b oo k ca ll e d, How e some of the t ip s? C lo se t he b ed ro om t of scenes that end e r h an d an d l e d h er n ted ) And the door h t. out w h at ma k es a h er o? d looking; he s past, a n d. H e t ha t n t e of u in Pho eo mething that a t th e h e r o in e n o ti c e al person who fits ? MH : Sh e s sporty an d a d are d evi l S h es g ot to b e ab ov e th e n orm with some mystique that d raws you to h er. t 5 P d t p t l p t b a c s g t M 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 A&E C3 5833PelicanBayBlvd.,Naples,FL34108-2740 BUYTICKETSNOW! www.thephil.orgor597-1900 MUSICFOREVERYONEATTHEPHIL! NaplesPhilharmonicOrchestraand YouthOrchestraperformtogether!EntertainingconductorStuartChafetzleadsthis captivating Major/MinorConcert!ThePhilharmonicYouthOrchestraisgenerouslyunderwrittenbytheSchoenFoundation. TheMajor/MinorConcertsaregenerouslyunderwrittenbytheNaplesPhilharmonicLeague.Sunday,November16,7p.m.$15adult,$10student GeorgeBalanchinesTheNutcrackerMiamiCityBalletwiththeNaples Philharmonic OrchestraphotoStevenCarasSaturday,November29,2&8p.m. Sunday,November30, 2&7p.m. $59adult,$25studentClassicalNo.1:TheRomanticIdealJorgeMester, musicdirector/conductor DmitriRatser, piano Boccherini-Berio TheNight RetreatfromMadrid Liszt PianoConcertoNo.1 Berlioz SymphonieFantastiqueThursday-Saturday, November6-8,8p.m. $64adult,$25studentConcertpreludeonehourbeforeeachperformance.The2008-09ClassicalSeriesisgenerously underwrittenbytheWodecroftFoundation.FallMusicFestivalNo.2:ShelleyPlays Saint-SansHowardShelley, conductorandpianist Prokofiev ClassicalSymphony Saint-Sans PianoConcertoNo.2 Dvok SymphonyNo.7Friday-Saturday, November21-22,8p.m. $47adult,$22studentHowardShelleyisgenerouslyunderwritten byTheMartinFoundation,Inc.NaplesPhilharmonicOrchestraMusicforthefamily! Classicalmusic Wednesday,November19,8p.m.Startingat$69DoobieBrothers One NightOnly! Creative Classics Classically Naples Early Dining ... All Night Long till the sun sets ... after the moon rises3 COURSES $24.00 See full menus at:Featuring entrees from our menu classics: Sauteed Salmon Sliced Hanging Tender Steak Herb Roasted Chicken Fettucine Pomodoro WWW.RIDGWAYBARANDGRILL.COM 239-262-5500 Third Street & 13th Avenue South in Old Naples A Brief Guide to Floridas Monuments and Memorials Do you know who is memorialized by a plaque at The Naples Zoo? Hints: The man honored by the memorial was 6 foot, 6 inches tall and a stuntman for Johnny Weissmuller in the 1939 movie Tarzan Finds a Son, which was filmed at Silver Springs. He later was hired by a pharmaceutical company to milk venomous snakes. The venom could be used as an antidote or an anticoagulant. He founded the zoo, which claims to be the only one in Florida with all four of Africas top predators. Do you know the name of the African American soldier who stands before a gate within a wall in Centennial Park at 2100 Edwards Drive in Fort Myers? Hints: The statue commemorates one of the black Union soldiers who served in the Second Regiment Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops and Companies D and I. These men defended Fort Myers against the Confederates during the battle of Fort Myers, the southernmost battle of the Civil War. Do you know the identity of the man whose statue is on the grassy median across from Society of the Four Arts on Royal Palm Way in Palm Beach? Hints: He was elected to the Florida Legislature in 1890 and six years later was elected a state senator. He was also Palm Beachs first mayor. elected in 1911, the same year the Town of Palm Beach was formed. He served as mayor until 1918. In front of Fort Myers City Hall, a monument honors one of Floridas finest governors. Do you know who he is? Hints: This governor signed the Florida Turnpike Act, signed the bill designating the sabal palmetto as Floridas state tree, and set up aid programs for the disabled. And he did this in only nine months. He died in office. See below for answers.These are merely a few of the interesting Floridians and their memorials included in Roberta Sandlers latest book, A Brief Guide to Floridas Monuments and Memorials. The book is composed of chapters that divide the Sunshine State into seven sections: northwest, northeast, central east, southeast, southwest, central west and central. In each area, Mr. Sandler has found fascinating, mostly little-known monuments that tell the story of the person or event memorialized and also provide a glimpse into often overlooked chapters of Floridas history.Those who want to truly enjoy and understand the Florida of today would be well served by using this book as a guide. Answers to questions: Jungle Larry Tetzlaff, Elisha Newton Cap Dimick, Sgt. Clayton, Gov. Dan McCarty. By Roberta Sandler (University Press of Florida, $21.95)REVIEWED BY PRUDY TAYLOR BOARD___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 Web site and is also available at the Naples Barnes & Noble bookstore. These are the books that Ms. Newtons fans read all summer, whether theyre at the beach, on the lanai, up north, on a plane. Ms. Newton puts careful thought in choosing each years selections. I dont want to betray their trust with a book that isnt worth the effort theyre going to put into it, she explains. It must be a book that says something and raises crucial questions for them. And they have to be good reading, too. Im very conscious of the vocabulary and style and craftsmanship, she says. So a book could be wonderfully plot driven, but if the characters arent alive and deeply felt or understood, she wont select it. If the telling is not worthy, then whats the point?Lectures to loveHer lectures are so popular that Ms. Newton, professor emeritus of Humanities at York University in Toronto, Ontario, has to give the same one three times in order to meet the demand. When the Thursday sessions, which meet in the Daniels Pavilion, began selling out (theres one at 10 a.m. and another at 1:30 p.m.), the Phil decided to offer a Saturday option as well, in the larger Hayes Hall. You might think youve read a novel until you hear Ms. Newton delve into its themes, characters, plot, structure, history and inspiration. Through careful exploration, she unwraps its many layers to reveal the beating heart of each work. Constantly on the lookout for new novels, she often picks books that wind up winning literary awards, sometimes multiple awards, and making various year-end best of lists. I read dozens and dozens and dozens of novels, she says. Sometimes titles come to her by word of mouth. Someone will say to me, Have you read she says. I heard about Out Stealing Horses, for example, from a friend in England who said it was all the buzz in London. This seasons titles come from all over the world. Here, in the critics own words, is a summary of her choices for this season. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan Nov. 13 & 15 Loving Frank is essentially a romantic but also tragic love story based on Frank Lloyd Wrights scandalous relationship with radical feminist Mamah Borthwick Cheney. Its a true-life story, and its remarkable what Horan does with it. In the first place, she resurrects Mamah Borthwick Cheney from a footnote in Wrights history, and makes us see her as this fascinating woman who has always been obscured by the focus on Wright. Horan asks some interesting moral questions. The story has allowed her to focus on issues of abandoning motherhood and leaving a stale or arid marriage the risk that involves, and the vilification that followed her everywhere, how it affected her, and why did she risk so much? Then it talks a lot about gender roles, womens rights, the difference between European and American feminism in the early 1900s one being more political, the other more social in its orientation. But in the end, the book is about the real ways that loving someone does and can change life, hence the title. The two of them believed so in the value of their love and in their right to be together but its not a love-conquers-all story. Horans done a really wonderful job of it. And you get a real understanding of the architectural principles, the philosophy behind Wrights work. I believe he represents American values in his architecture. It concretizes the values that he held very strongly. Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida Dec. 6 & 11 Shes a very interesting writer, Vendela Vida. I was very pleased to come across this. The title intrigued me, and I picked it out. Its about a young American woman who, when her father dies, discovers another mans name on her birth certificate. The man she thought was her father turns out not to be her biological father. Worse, in terms of betrayal, her fianc, whom shes known since childhood, has known this all along. The name on the birth certificate is of a Sami shaman, in northern Finland, in Lapland. She goes off to the land of ice and snow and reindeer in search of her father but of course, shes also trying to understand her origins, and reconcile her past with her present, and find out what kind of future she wants to make for herself. Shes really wresting with the issues of identity and family and obligation. Set in a dark, cold, unfamiliar hallucinogenic environment, it has the quality of something very unsettling and dreamlike, almost. Very atmospheric. The landscape is harsh, and its cold and forbidding, eerie. But thats part of the beauty of it also. She is chilled inside by what has happened in her life. Its a quest or a journey story, but very different because of the country where its set and because theres sort of an eccentric quality to the whole thing. The voice on the page is wonderful. Its very poignant, but theres a lot of wit Its a debut novel, too. In the end, shes getting at some very important issues about how much we are influenced and determined by the past, and how much we can in fact create our own selves and our own future. Must we be the product of our past, or can we start all over, and what does it entail? Those are the issues asked. Its just extremely well done. This is a voyage of discovery the darkness in which she goes is literal as well as figurative.Tree of Smoke by Denis JohnsonJan. 22 & 24 Every year, I take one novel that I know is going to be a challenge, and this year its Tree of Smoke. It won the National Book Award and was one of the five best novels of the year, according to the New York Times. Having said that, let me say: Its long. Its very long over 600 pages. And its a wrenching epic about the Vietnam War. Im teaching it because I absolutely am convinced that its about more than Vietnam, that its also about Iraq. And it owes to Hemingway and it owes to James Bond, because its about the CIA; and it owes enormously to Graham Greenes The Quiet American. And also to Marcel Proust. Its really an act of literary bravado, an amazing achievement. I do have to admit that only the reader can decide if its worth 600-plus pages. For the first hundred pages you resist it; everyone I know struggled with it. You do consider abandoning it. But after the first 100 pages, it kicks in. When it grabs you, it becomes mesmerizing, gripping and yes, horrifying. When I realized the kind of commitment I had to put into it, it was too late, because I was hooked. But I also knew that the huge demand it made of the reader is utterly worth it It unfolds in chapters linearly, from 1963 to 1970, following a diverse cast through those years. Then at the end, a coda set in 1983 allows you to understand that the effects of the war will be long lasting Anchored by masterful writing, its a vast, surging work. Bookmarks magazine said its going to be the new American war classic. You couldnt give this book to just any audience. This audience has to just trust that its worth it. Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones Feb. 26 & 18 Mr. Pip won the Commonwealth Best Book Award and was nominated for the Booker. Its about the early 1990s on a tropical island off the coast of Papua, New Guinea, during a hideous civil war full of atrocity that we dont really know much about. Its about the one white man on the island who remains after everyone has been evacuated, in order to teach the children. The only book he has is Charles Dickens Great Expectations. He replaces these adolescent kids future, and his point is to expand the childrens imagination to use the fiction as a way to take them to another place. Not to escape to another place, but he wants them to be able to put themselves in another place, in order to understand life through other people. Its a very original and humorous novel, but its suffused with humanity. Very effective, I thought. He also recounts a lot of the horror of the war, hideous horror. So its about the pleasures of reading, the significance of reading, but its also reading as a subversive activity. They save themselves through reading. Jones uses Great Expectations a lot, the narrative structure and the characters. Again, it looks at the whole business of the ambiguity of memory and the role of the writer using memory. This is very spare, the nature of story telling and reading as an act of survival, juxtaposed against this world of atrocity. (The protagonist), Mr. Watts, says, To be human is to be moral, and you cant have a day off whenever it suits you. Thats the kind of book it is. Its a fine piece of work. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson March 26 & 28 Out Stealing Horses is superb marvelous. It won the international Dublin Award and was one of the best five novels according to The New York Times last year. Per Petterson is Norwegian, so its translated. The narrative gathers momentum and sneaks up on you, and pulls you into the character and his life. The central character is 67 years old, very taciturn, reticent, a widower whos left behind his urban life in Oslo. Hes chosen a life in a remote little cabin in Norway, on the Swedish border. And he craves solitude. He tells us that. The book is about his reflection on his life, but its a very reluctant memoir. There is stuff in his life he doesnt want to remember at all. But of course, that doesnt happen. Petterson interplays the now of the novel, which is 1999, with fragments remembering himself at 15, and a flashback even earlier, but mainly in the summer of 1948. Hes really talking about the necessary and redemptive power of memory. The novel is very quiet, but very powerful and very, very original A very different venue from anything most of us has ever read. Its because of the style: Hes narrating it himself, and hes very reticent as hes doing it. Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski April 16 & 18 Fieldwork is Mischa Berlinskis first novel, and its fascinating. Its a story about stories about the telling of stories. In fact, its a thriller, and it does wonderful things in the comparison between anthropology and Evangelicalism It is a high-tone pulp mystery, a very intricate whodunit. Its very entertaining, but what hes really talking about is the conflict between faith and science, with genuine empathy on both sides. Both do fieldwork. The central character is an American anthropologist who has gone to live with a primitive tribe in the remote northern sections of Thailand, and commits suicide while serving a life sentence in prison. Her victim was member of a family of missionaries who are also living with this northern Thai tribe. Whats been fictionalized is all the research that Mischa Berlinski did on the natives and their tribe Hes also talking about the problems of understanding another person or another culture It was a finalist for the National Book Award. It reads briskly; you just breeze through this one. CHOICEFrom page 1 >>What: Elaine Newtons Critics Choice lecture series >>Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples; Thursday lectures are in the Daniels Pavilion, Saturday lectures in the Hayes Hall >>When: Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m., on Nov. 13, 15, Dec. 6, 11, Jan. 22, 24, Feb. 26, 28, March 26, 28 and April 16, 18. >>Cost: $180 for the series. $30 for an individual lecture. >>Info: Call 597-1900 If you go
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com THE MUSIC GOURMET Most non-musicians are, I think, frankly surprised to learn how many pianists are injured during the course of their careers. After all, being a pianist is certainly technically and intellectually rigorous but physically? This subject is precisely the reason I was delighted to find myself unexpectedly afforded an opportunity to spend a portion of Saturday morning doing two of my favorite things: indulging in a splendidly prepared brunch, all the while discussing a piano retraining technique known as the Taubman Method, with a piano superstar and a cluster of other musical friends. The method, according to friends who have suffered debilitating injuries, is literally working miracles in helping them overcome the effects of repetitive stress injuries. Since I suffered multiple fractures, including a crushed wrist, following a freak accident a few years ago, I have been more than slightly interested in learning more about this particular retraining technique. The Russian pianist who was our guest for the morning, Ilya Itin, has studied the technique and, after incorporating many of its elements into his present style, is sufficiently impressed with the results that he now serves on the board of directors for The Taubman Institute. I first raved about Mr. Itin after seeing him perform perhaps four years ago, first in Miami, and more recently in Naples. Winner of the International Leeds Piano Competition, he was here earlier this week for two performances as part of Classic Chamber Music Concerts at the Sugden Community Theatre. A scheduling conflict made it impossible for me to hear him this time; more unfortunate is the fact that, by the time this article appears, Mr. Itin will have departed for yet another concert elsewhere, making it impossible for you to see him here this season. But he will be back. And you should make every effort to catch a performance. The other two piano superstars appearing this month will do so at the Phil. The first is another Russian, Dmitri Ratser, whos back after a two-year absence. Mr. Ratser joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to open its Classical Series this Thursday through Saturday evenings. He will perform Liszts Piano Concerto No. l. British pianist megastar Howard Shelley will perform Saint Sans Piano Concerto No. 2 and conduct Prokofievs Classical and Dvoraks Symphony No. 7 as part of the Phils Fall Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22. If you like great piano music, I cannot recommend too highly that you hock Three great pianists, all so stylistically individualyour first-born, if necessary, to purchase tickets for each and go.Singular stylesI also cannot help but comment about the vastly divergent personas of each performer. The slender Itin is so incredibly physically quiet that he seems to glide across a room, scarcely causing the air to dislodge a single molecule in acknowledgement of his very existence. A most elegant pianist to observe, his almost Zen-like aura immediately stands out in my mind when I recall his various performances.Mr. Itins fellow countryman, Mr. Ratser, on the other hand, is physically and stylistically from an entirely different planet. So unusual was his demeanor and appearance when first he appeared at the Phil two years ago, I do not even need to consult my notes to remember exactly how I described him: an incredibly longfaced, hawk-nosed, brooding-eyed man who ambled across the stage. He had the longest wrists I believe I have ever seen. Stylistically, Mr. Ratser is explosive and bombastic, challenging the piano to an endurance contest (during his last performance here, I fully expected the Steinway to vaporize at one point) from which he always emerges the victor. He plays to raves world-wide, and is one of only a handful of pianists in the world (Mr. Shelley another) who has performed Rachmaninovs complete works for piano and orchestra. Be prepared for a memorable performance of the Liszt. As for the third pianist, most of my readers already know that I consider Howard Shelley to be exactly what Jorge Mester, the Phils maestro, has declared: the finest living classical pianist in the world. Intensely elegant to watch and possessed of a seemingly limitless repertoire, Mr. Shelley is flawless in his every movement. I have watched him bring down the roof during his tenure in Naples: Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Mozart, Shostakovich and now, Saint-Sans. His are performances that cause the normally staid classical audience to explode at their conclusion.A few tickets are still available for both concerts. To order, call the Phil, 597-1900. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.com SYMPHONY SPECTACULARSaturday,Nov 22,8pm &Sunday,Nov 23,2:30pm Gala Party (Nov 22,6-7:30pm),GalaTickets $30 (T ickets Sold Separately)Barbara B.Mann Performing Arts Hall BERLIOZ:Le Corsaire GRIEG:Piano Concerto (Naomi Kudo,pianist) BRAHMS:Symphony # 1HELLO HOLLYWOODFriday,Dec 5,8pm & Saturday,Dec 6,8pmErich Kunzel The Prince of Pops returns to the SWFL Symphony for a Pops opener that pays tribute to Hollywood.Featuring favorites from Amadeus,Shine,Driving Miss Daisy, Somewhere in Time and more!Erich Kunzel,Marcus Kchle,Conductor PianistNEWCOMER OFFER: 1/2 price subscriptions.Create your own subscription. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 Student art As is its fall tradition, the Naples Art Association presents an exhibition of works created by students ages 3 to 15 who participated in summer ARTScool classes at The von Liebig Art Center. During ARTScool, students learn about various forms of art, what can be used to create art and about the greatest artists in history. At the end of the session, some of most creative pieces are selected to go on to Naples City Hall. The show runs through Jan. 14 and greets visitors to City Hall at 735 Eighth Street South. To learn more about classes at The von Liebig Art Center, call Abigail Miles, 262-6517, ext. 110, or visit www.naplesart.org.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.comJohn 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.Show 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 262-6517 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.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.WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Ongoing events This weeks theater 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. 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 Theatre 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.orgWallys Cafe The Marco Players opened the 2008-2009 season with Wallys Caf, which runs through Nov. 23. The three-character comedy is about a New Jersey couple who open a diner in the middle of the desert near Las Vegas. At first their only customer is a foot-sore girl on her way to Hollywood to become a movie star. Watch the restaurateurs become seasoned in the business and see how their first customer fares as she returns through the years. For ticket information, call 642-7270.Best Little Whorehouse Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, running through Nov. 15. A sizzlin good time is coming when Miss Mona and her ladies from the heart of Texas entertain politicians, cowboys and even a college football team after their victory. When her legendary house of ill-repute is ordered to be closed down by the governor, Miss Mona and her girls take on the establishment in this riproaring, 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 This weeks symphony Romantic Ideal The Naples Philharmonic Orchestras Classical Series opens with The Romantic Ideal, under the baton of Music Director Jorge Mester. The concerts take place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-8 at 8 p.m. The Conductors Prelude begins one hour before each concert. Included in the program will be Berliozs Symphonie Fantastique, a dramatic, dreamlike work about a young mans unrequited love. Among the most original compositions of the 19th century, this mesmerizing symphony covers a vast emotional landscape, from passion to despair. Opening the program will be a charming and witty reworking of Boccherinis The Night Retreat from Madrid, reminiscent of Ravels Bolero. Tickets are $64 for adults and $25 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. Thursday, Nov. 6 Navy jazz The Navys premier jazz ensemble, the Commodores, presents the finest in Americas truly original music 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. Luis Miguel Known by many as El Sol de Mxico, Luis Miguel is indisputably one of the most popular singers in Latin America and best known for his smooth vocals and romantic ballads. He plays the Germain Arena at 8 p.m. Mr. Miguel, who only sings in Spanish, has won five Grammys, four Latin Grammys, and sold more than 90 million albums to date worldwide. Tickets are $95, $75 and $55 and are available at Ticketmaster.Lakeside Bash Country music sensation Sugarland headlines the second annual Sam Galloway Ford Lakeside Country Bash at Lakes Park in Fort My at 3:30 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Joining Sugarland are Kellie Pickler and Ashton Shepherd. Tickets for the concert are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate, with proceeds benefiting the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster retail outlets and www. ticketmaster.com, or avoid ticket surcharges by purchasing at Gator Country, Lakes Park or Estero Community Center. For updates and additional information on the upcoming concert, listen to Gator Country 101.9 or visit www.lakesparkenrichmentfoundation.com The next Jackson Pollock The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Finding the Next Jackson Pollock from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening event lets patrons enjoy a variety of delicious food presentations; dance to soothing Latin rhythms; create an artwork in the Jackson Pollock painting studio; and create and fire their own unique raku vessel on the outdoor stage. Proceeds from this fun and entertaining event will benefit the children and outreach programming. For information, call 4995-8989.Celebrate the Arts The United Arts Council will kickoff Celebrate the Arts Month with an extravaganza at the Naples Beach Hotel. The ticketed event will have a Come to the Cabaret theme and will include a show featuring local performers. A highlight of the evening will be a variety of entertainers in a cabaret setting. Mark Vanagas will serve as master of ceremonies and will be joined by many of the members from the cast of the recent Naples Players performance of Cabaret. Strolling performers will provide entertainment throughout the evening. Silent and live auctions will benefit the United Arts Council. Tickets are $150 per person and include dinner with wine and the show. To reserve seats, call 263-8242, or online at www. celebratethearts.org Saturday, Nov. 8 The Goodbye Girl is onstage at the Sugden Community Theatre.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Shakespeare Bring a folding lawn chair and settle in under the stars for The Naples Publick Theatres free performances of All the Worlds A Stage, a selection of scenes from Shakespeares plays, beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, 17-19, 25 and 26, and Dec. 1 and 4 at the Norris Center Amphitheatre opposite Naples City Hall (not to be confused with the nearby Cambier Park band shell). Founder-director Donato Colucci, known for his high-concept Shakespeare productions in Boston, promises a surprised-filled evening. For more information, visit www.naplespublicktheatre.com.Carmen Metropolitan Opera conductor Steven White with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra present Bizets Carmen, Thursday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. at the at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Carmen is probably the most popular of all operas, a tantalizing tale of dangerous people in dangerous situations. Bizets fiery score pulses with passion and power as the exotic gypsy Carmen pursues her desires with abandon. Few arias are as memorable as the Toreador Song and the Habanera. Relive the mystery and magic of Carmen in this acclaimed version by Teatro Lirico DEuropa. Performed in French with English supertitles. Tickets are $74. 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 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. Boys of Summer North Collier Regional Park will showcase rarely published photographs chronicling the Boys of Summer as seen through the lens of awardwinning 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. Elaine 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. Open auditions The Naples Players will hold open auditions for The Heidi Chronicles on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 15, at Sugden Community Theatre. The Pulitzer and Tony award-winning dramedy by Wendy Wasserstein will be staged in February; rehearsals begin Monday Dec. 15. Director Karen Smith-Hill invites all who are interested to audition for roles for three or more men and five or more women, all ages 20-40. There is the possibility of doubling. At the audition, actors will be asked to read excerpts from the script, which is available at the Sugden box office for perusal for up to 72 hours (with a $20 deposit). Call the box office at 263-7990 to check for availability. Open auditions begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov 15; no appointment is necessary. For additional information, call 434-7340, ext. 10, or click on The Heidi Chronicles icon at www. naplesplayers.orgChitty Chitty Bang Bang Youll believe a car can fly. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the musical comes to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Nov. 15 and 16 for three performances. See sensational sets, stunning special effects, an irresistible story, and an unforgettable Sherman Brothers score, including memorable classics like Truly Scrumptious, Hushabye Mountain, and the Oscar-nominated title song, all add up to a Broadway blockbuster the whole family will love. Shows are 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Tickets are on sale now and available at the box office, by calling 481-4849 or online at www. bbmannpah.com 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.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. Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw, legendary NBC newsman, best-selling author of The Greatest Generation and Boom, and the current host of Meet The Press, is coming to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Brokaw will share his unique perspective on todays headlines, the qualities that make America special and what we need to do as a nation to overcome challenges we face. His speech will be followed by audience question and answer session. Tickets are on sale now and available at the box office, by calling 4814849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com 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. 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) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. White Christmas The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers 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.Under the Stars Opera Naples new season opens Friday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m., 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.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. 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. Bob Weir & Ratdog The Bob Weir & Ratdog Tour 2008 stops at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Friday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and available at the box office, by calling 481-4849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com 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 best-known 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 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 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900. Tickets are also available online at www.thephil.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Upcoming events >>Metropolitian Opera conductor Steven White and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra present Bizets Carmen, Thursday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Phil.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 239.352.6500explore your artistic ability Face Painting Interactive Pirate Fun Secret Maps & Treasure Limbo & Dance Party Full Service Bar Dolphin Sightings Pirate Souvenirs 90 Minute Themed Cruises Cruises Daily, Call for Schedule, Reservations Required 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: www.PiecesOfEight.com Birthday Parties, Field Trips & Private Charters Available Too many books these days are the literary equivalent of junk food: Pop Tarts and Twinkies bound between two covers. For those starving for good writing, Sena Jeter Naslunds novels are a feast. Like a gourmet chef, she creates succulent sentences, meaty paragraphs, tasty morsels of descriptions sprinkled here and there like unusual flavorings. Reading one of her books, you delight in Ms. Naslunds word choice and willingly give yourself over to her mastery. Her most recent book, Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette, is a reading experience as sensual as the lush gowns and jewels and yes, lavish meals she describes in its pages. You want to read slowly, to savor every word. It is a book that seduces even those who think they dont like historical novels. Most of the novels that I loved when I was growing up had been named for individual people, Ms. Naslund says in her honeyed southern accent. Thats kind of an indicator of how the novels are character-centered as well as plot-centered. She rattles off a list: Charles Dickenss David Copperfield. Tolstoys Anna Karenina. Flauberts Madame Bovary. George Elliots Adam Bede. And Virginia Woolfs Mrs. Dalloway. In her novels, she says, she wants to make the characters live, and in a way, the characters are perhaps more interesting to hold in the readers mind than exactly what happened to them. As the keynote speaker at this years Sanibel Island Writers Conference, scheduled for Nov. 6-9, Ms. Naslund will speak about her work at BIG Arts (900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. The cost is $5. Ms. Naslund is writer in residence at the University of Louisville, program director of the Spalding University brief-residency MFA in writing, and the current Kentucky Poet Laureate. Shes also cofounder of The Louisville Review and the Fleur-de-Lis Press. In her previous novel, Ahabs Wife, she constructed an entire epic about a woman who is only mentioned briefly in Herman Melvilles Moby Dick. Ahabs Wife is a novel that I felt was needed in the American literary landscape, because there was no great quest story starring a strong woman character, she says. It took her four years to write. In a way I felt that a novel about Marie Antoinette was needed because she had been portrayed so negatively. Part of this negative portrayal, I think, was that historians, largely male, used her as a kind of scapegoat, someone to blame all their problems on. I thought she was treated unjustly and demonized, partly because she was a foreigner she was from Austria and partly because she was a woman. The queens reputation for being haughty and unfeeling and for declaring, Let them eat cake when the people were starving is erroneous. Theres no evidence she ever said it, Ms. Naslund says. In fact, the reverse is true: Marie Antoinette was known for her graciousness, and she cared greatly about the people she ruled. When she became queen, after having been the dauphin, and she met this courtier, whom shed had a little tiff with, she went up to him and said, The queen does not remember the quarrels of the dauphin, Ms. Naslund says. And many people heard her say this. It was in a public situation, she adds. So we can take that as a genuine indicator of the not just courteous, but gracious and considerate sort of person she was.Needful thingsThe author says she tries to write books that somehow are needed either for the sake of women or for the sake of justice, or for the sake of accuracy. Both Ahabs Wife and Abundance fit into that category. When she read about Marie Antoinette and how even her critics greatly admired the way she faced her death, Ms. Naslund wondered where the queen had gotten the courage and the sense of self to meet death with such dignity. So I wanted to explore this partly for my own benefit, she says. Were all, as I say, cheerfully looking at the Great Guillotine in the sky. And how does one confront ones own mortality? There were a number of reasons why I was interested in her story. Ms. Naslund says she was puzzled that Sofia Coppolas 2006 movie, Marie Antoinette, ended with the royal family being forced to move from Versailles to Paris. To me, the most interesting part of the story is the last part, after Marie Antoinette leaves Versailles. The known historical plotline helped Ms. Naslund move through her story in Abundance. It wasnt up to me to change the story, she explains. It was up to me to highlight certain points of it. But she had to tell the whole story. I couldve stopped it before she died. But I find the endgame of her life, to use a metaphor from chess, the most interesting part of her life. She divided the book into five acts, structuring her novel the same way a Shakespearean tragedy is structured. There are five acts in Hamlet, and five acts in King Lear, she says. And we all know whats going to happen in the last act of the tragedy: The main characters are going to die. She wanted her story of Marie Antoinette to have a tragic-like effect in that, when the characters die in Shakespeare, Its sad, but at the same time, its somewhat inspiring, she says. You feel uplifted by watching a great performance of Lear or Hamlet, because in the process of the play, the author has been able to suggest that this is a person whose loss counts. I wanted readers to feel that way about Marie Antoinette, just as they might have felt about Hamlet or Lear. In these deaths, humanity has suffered a genuine loss of someone of great value. And when we see a person of great value, it uplifts us all to possibilities for our own character.The past is presentMs. Naslund feels that her books, though set in the past, have relevance for today. I think we have seen in our own national politics, suspicion of women or suspicion of people who are other, in some way, she says. Another parallel I see: in France, the people who had the money were the aristocrats and the church. The aristocrats refused any greater taxation on them, while the poor people were heavily burdened with taxes. Sometimes I think in our own country, the rich and corporations find ways not to bear their fair share of the tax burden. It made for a revolution in France. Her novel Four Spirits is particularly interesting to read now, Ms. Naslund believes, because the current political situation is the fruit of the Civil Rights Movement. That an African-American is a viable candidate for the presidency is possible because of the stance people took in the 1960s, she said just prior to Election Day. The new novel shes working on, Adam and Eve, is set in the near future of 2020, though, she hastens to clarify, its not science fiction. Its about how we relate to sacred text, including the book of Genesis, obviously, she says. But also, I count as sacred text the starry sky, and how we read our sense of our place in the universe. And I also consider as another kind of sacred text the prehistoric cave paintings in the south of France, where I visited last summer. They date back, some of them, 36,000 years. Ms. Naslund looks forward to the conference on Sanibel. I love meeting my readers and hearing their comments, she says. Its always interesting to me to know which of my books they liked and why, and which part of the books especially spoke to them. Its very helpful to me, as I continue to write, to have in mind and to learn from my readers how the books have worked for them. ARTS COMMENTARY NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org The rich, abundant books of Sena Jeter NaslundHistorical novels bring meaning from past to present
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 A&E C9 GIVING The Community Foundation of Collier County, through its Center for Nonprofit Excellence program, offers seminars and board trainings on the best practices of nonprofit boards. This is the fifth in a fivepart series.Nonprofit organizations and their boards do not function in a vacuum. There are fundamental legal principles and complex tax laws that govern their work. All board members have the responsibility to act prudently in the oversight of a nonprofit organizations resources. Most states impose standards of fiduciary responsibility on directors of nonprofit organizations. Thus, personal liability can result when a director breaches the standards of fiduciary responsibility.The Three Ds Of Nonprofit Board Responsiblity Duty of care: The duty of care requires that directors of a nonprofit organization be reasonably informed about the organizations activities and that they participate in decisions. These responsibilities are carried out by: Attending all meetings and participating in committees Staying informed by reviewing all materials and reports Obtaining any further needed information, before voting, in order to make good decisions Using independent judgment when voting Frequently reviewing the organizations financials and financial policies Ensuring compliance with all regulatory filing requirements Duty of loyalty: The duty of loyalty requires board members to exercise their power in the interest of the organization and not in their own interest or the interest of another entity. The duty of loyalty is carried out by: Full transparency and disclosure of any conflicts of interest Adherence to the organizations conflict-of-interest policy Avoidance of the use of corporate opportunities for personal gain or benefit Nondisclosure of confidential information about the organization Duty of obedience: The duty of obedience requires that directors comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, adhere to the organizations bylaws and remain guardians of the mission. This duty is carried out by: Ensuring the filing of annual regulatory information, including applicable taxes Reviewing all documents governing the organization for compliance Making decisions that fall within the scope of the organizations mission and governing documents. The three Ds of responsibility for a nonprofit board of directorsBY MARY ELLEN BARRETT ________________________Vice President of Programs The Community Foundation of Collier County Established in 1992 by Daphne Pfaff, this scholarship fund sustains Ms. Pfaffs belief that by educating single mothers with young children to support, you advance the entire family. These scholarships enable recipients to return to school and advance their career skills and thereby their employment opportunities. As a result, they better their lives and the lives and fortunes of their children. Ms. Pfaff found that the Foundation enables her to enjoy the double benefit of sound financial management and staff support in identifying worthy scholarship recipients. Thus, the Daphne Fund will be able to enrich the community for many years to come. A well-kept secret is that Mrs. Pfaff, in two clown other personae (Flowr child and SssizZ) has made the most extraordinary contribution of her time, creativity and compassion to the ill and elderly. For nearly 30 years, the quiet Flowr child and hot SssizZ have brought smiles, bright memories and sometimes even hopes and dreams to children of all ages in hospitals and nursing homes who need a reason to smile. With assets of more than $61 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www. cfcollier.org FOCUS ON FOUNDATION FUNDHOLDERS 239.643.2559933 Airport Rd. S. Naples Mon-Sat 10-6 & Sun 1-5 Every woman deserves a pair.BeautiFeel... Family owned and operated for 45 years Shoe Warehouse BeautiFeel instruments are: Our Comfortable Lasts Quality Leathers Soft Padding Latex Soles Stable, Well-Proportioned Heels Advanced Sewing and Construction Technology PUZZLE ANSWERS The Daphne Fund Established 1992 Daphne Pfaff
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES 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 SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be careful about joining a colleagues plan to solve a workplace problem. Investigate it thoroughly. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a predicament with other associates. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Slow down that high-paced whirl youve been on. Spending quiet time alone or with people you care for can be both physically and spiritually restorative. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Make suggestions, not demands. Youll be more successful in getting people to follow your lead if you exercise quiet patience instead of strong persuasion to get your ideas across. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You still need more facts before you can make an informed career choice. One note of caution: Be careful about whom you ask for that information; otherwise, you could be misled. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Changing situations through the end of the week could lead to some challenging opportunities for those perspicacious Pisceans who know how to make them work to their advantage. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although your energy level is high, be careful not to commit to too many projects at this time. Youll do better focusing on just a few tasks rather than spreading yourself too thin. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your heart might be leading you in one direction, but pay attention to your FAUXCATIONS SUDOKU By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week:keen Bovine intellect. Im cautioning you to think things through before making any commitments. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your serious Twin has been dominant in your life for quite a while. Its time now to let that wilder half take you out for some good times -perhaps with someone very special. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Career aspects are high for Moon Children who make a good impression. Show people not only what you can already do, but also how you can be more valuable to them in the future. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Things start to brighten for the Lions immediate financial future. But be careful to resist the urge to splurge. You need to tuck something away to help you through another tight period. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Having to do too many tasks in too short a time could lower your mood to just above the grumbling level. But if you handle things one at a time, youll get through it all soon enough. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your usually carefully made holiday plans could be subject to change later this month. Use this week to prepare for that possibility by starting a Plan B just in case you need it. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of being both daring and cautious, traits that could make you a research scientist or maybe even a rocket-ship designer.(c) 2008 King Features Syndicate, Inc. 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
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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY For Reservations call (305) 664-2132 or 800-222-1693www.lasiestaresort.comIslamorada, Florida KeysAll Suite Resort Come experience the real Keys! are full of memoirs penned by the nonfamous focusing on their own lives: waiters, booksellers, schoolteachers, mothers all people whose names werent known before they published. Everyone has a story, everyone has a right to tell it, and a reason to tell it, Mr. Steinberg declares. Memoirs are anybodys genre; you dont have to have a crazy life to write a good memoir. Actually, its better if you dont. Because then you can reflect on what the humanness is in it. But memoirs certainly have their share of stories about people with a crazy life. Instead of finding fame because they discovered penicillin or climbed Mt. Everest, some memoirists are famous because of their bulimia, anorexia, drug habits or sexual addiction. Many of these memoirs are sort of just the literary and I use that word loosely in this case the literary equivalent of these talk shows, he says. People wanted sensational stories about sex and drugs and alcoholism and incest. Because Americans really like to see a success story, especially when someone is succeeding after having been a failure. We love stories of redemption, and thats partially because were a Christian nation. So redemption is central to our whole theology. We like to see people who were down and out and then have risen from the ashes, almost like a phoenix Its about the American promise. Thats supposed to be what America is about. Thats just one side of memoirs, says New York literary agent Christopher Schelling, who agrees that some of the popularity of memoirs has do with our becoming a more confessional society. At the low end of it, Mr. Schelling says, you see it on Jerry Springer. At the higher end, he adds, Its people being more reflective about their lives. In general, as more books were being published, It sort of made sense to have stories out there that people relate to in that way. Theres the a-ha! moment of Yes! thats my life too! Mr. Schelling says some memoirs celebrate the return to normalcy. Its the quotidian. Following the trendPublishing operates largely on trends, he says, and when publishers saw that some memoirs were successful, everyone rushed to publish more. You look around, and everything seems to be a memoir, Mr. Schelling says. Suddenly everyone has tons of these things on their list, until the market is flooded with them, nothing is selling well, and it gets blamed on the category, as opposed to: We feasted and gorged, and now we have to throw up. But memoirs are still selling. I dont feel were at the point where people are saying, We dont buy any more of that, those dont sell, he says. I feel that thats coming, but its certainly not that dire. I definitely hear, Oh, we have a lot on our list. And some agents and publishers continue to urge their writers to create more memoirs. Ms. Griest, whos written two already, says shes working on a new book thats about a very massive subject. My agent wants me to turn it into a memoir. But Ms. Griest doesnt want to. I want it to be more expansive than just myself. Mr. Pollack used to write fiction. His agent and editor urged him to put his new parenting experiences into a memoir. So he did. Hes currently working on another novel, but the book theyre excited about is the memoir hes also working on now: his experiences of becoming a yoga teacher in Los Angeles. Yes, Im working on a novel, but those are hard to sell, he says. A memoir with a good hook and a good point of view is just easier to get interest in. I think memoirs are popular because our culture and our media just respond very strongly to that personal narrative. I dont think thats necessarily a good thing. Good fiction illuminates our lives and our worlds better in some ways. But its just a fact of the marketplace. Mr. Giraldi echoes him: I think people have an erroneous notion that memoir is truer than fiction, he says. They believe that because a story is true that it is, somehow, more meaningful, or more useful. And of course, thats not the case at all. Fiction is much truer than non-fiction. The truths that one gets from a novel are much more profound, and much truer, than the truths one may get from a memoir. And the reason has to do with imagination and poetic license. Im talking about emotional truths here, the truth of emotions. I think in the second half of the 20th century, when electronic entertainment began to attain sovereignty over our attention, readers got to be a little duller.Smart things in beautiful sentencesSo what makes a good memoir? Voice and writing, says Mr. Schelling. Theyre almost one and the same. Theyre certainly desperately intertwined. That, I dont necessarily first look for the events, but someone writing about an experience that could be both unusual and universal.I focus on getting the students to develop a strong point of view, says Mr. Pollack, and figure out exactly not only what they want to write about, but who they want to write about it as, and who they are. To me thats the primary focus, because youve got to figure out whats funny about your situation, and what your point of view about it is.Sometimes I think thats a mistake people make when theyre writing memoirs: They blow right in and start telling the story, but the story doesnt work without a framework of understanding who you are, and why youre telling it rather than just spilling a torrent of words. The key is understanding who you are exactly, and explaining it exactly, and why you are the person to be telling this story at this time. And the really successful memoirs, whether artistically or commercially, or both, are the ones that do that. Mr. Giraldi initially describes a good memoir by what it is not: A good memoir would be a lack of narcissism, a lack of sensationalism, a lack of self-congratulation, he says. So if you have none of those things, what do you have instead? You have smart people saying smart things in beautiful sentences. It ultimately has to do with the words on the page. And you have to be saying something important. You have to be saying something that matters. >> What: Sanibel Island Writers Conference>> When: Nov. 6-9>> Where: BIG Arts, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island>> Cost: $350>> Information: Go to www.fgcu.edu/siwc/>> Readings: Readings will be held from 6 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8; cost for the public to attend is $5 per night, except for Nov. 8, which is $10 and includes a concert by John K. Samson singer/songwriter of The Weakerthans. For more information, call (607) 423-2898 or go to: www. fgcu.edu/siwc/ if you go MEMOIRSFrom page 1 Neal Pollack Author, Alternadad, Never Mind the Pollacks and The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature>>Recommended memoirs: Act One by Moss Hart and King of the Hill by A.E. Hotchner This is really going back a long way, but I love this book by a guy named Moss Hart a Broadway playwright in Broadways golden age. He wrote a fantastic book about getting started in the theater called Act One. I just adore that book. The details are so right. It combines the end of a certain kind of immigrant life in America and is also about the birth of this glorious, artistic scene. Its very evocative. I also like A.E. Hotchners King of the Hill, the Depression-era memoir that the Steven Soderbergh movie was made from. Thats a lovely book. Pollack Michael Steinberg Author: Still Pitching and, with Robert Root, Jr., The Fourth Genre: Explorations in Non ction and Those Who Do, Can: Teachers Writing, Writers Teaching.>>Recommended memoirs: A Romantic Education by Patricia Hampl and Fierce Attachments by Vivian Gornick These set the curve for the kind of memoir that I think is good literary work. Patricia Hampl is such a smart writer about memoir, what memoir is. Because thats her form, shes able to do things with it that many people cant. And Vivian Gornicks Fierce Attachments is a great book. Its a mother-daughter story that it takes place in Brooklyn. Gornick is a very, very edgy writer. Hampl is not. Hampl is a more romantic writer, but not romantic-light. And Gornicks written a book called The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative, which I think is the best story on non ction, especially on memoir. Steinberg William Giraldi Professor in the Writing Program at Boston University and senior ction editor for the journal AGNI>>Recommended memoir: Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves If I had to recommend a memoir, I would really have to recommend Goodbye to All That, an autobiography by Robert Graves. Its a masterpiece of the form really smart, beautifully written, devastatingly sad. Its one of those books that teach you how to write, which cannot be said for most memoirs, most autobiographies. Were talking about an English master here Robert Graves is about as important as it gets. Its one of those books thats not only important and universal and devastating, but its so beautifully written that it will actually teach you how to write better. Giraldi Stephanie Elizondo Griest Author: Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana and Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines >>Recommended memoir: Dont Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller Dont Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight is absolutely extraordinary. Fuller has a brilliant way of writing about race, about different cultures, as well as about death, family, class. It covers such a wide range of human experience. Its absolutely brilliant. Ive read about 80 memoirs in my life, and I think its the best-written. Griest
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C14 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Bring a folding lawn chair and settle in under the stars for The Naples Publick Theatres free performances of All the Worlds A Stage, a selection of scenes from Shakespeares plays, beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, 17-19, 25 and 26, and Dec. 1 and 4 at the Norris Center Amphitheatre opposite Naples City Hall (not to be confused with the nearby Cambier Park band shell).Founder-director Donato Colucci, known for his high-concept Shakespeare productions in Boston, promises a surprised-filled evening. The Merry Wives of Windsor is set in an Appalachian-like Dog Patch, complete with jug band music. Without giving too much more away, Mr. Colucci says, Were doing The Taming of the Shrew la grunge, with an avant garde jazz score that might curl your hair. Other selections are culled from Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, The Tempest, Macbeth and the seldom produced The Two Gentlemen of Verona and King John. We have a fine cast of veteran actors from Naples and Fort Myers that includes no less than five directors, Mr. Colucci says. A number of talented people wanted to sink their teeth into some meaty Shakespeare roles. For more information, visit www.naplespublicktheatre.com. The Marco Players opened the 20082009 season with Wallys Caf, which runs through Nov. 23. The three-character comedy is about a New Jersey couple who open a diner in the middle of the desert near Las Vegas. At first their only customer is a foot-sore girl on her way to Hollywood to become a movie star. Watch the restaurateurs become seasoned in the business and see how their first customer fares as she returns through the years. The seasons second production, A Bench in the Sun, runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 1. Funny, wise and poignant, this play by Ron Clark revolves around two longtime friends in a retirement home who learn the home is about to be sold. Neil Simon fans will appreciate the seasons third show, a female version of The Odd Couple, which runs Feb. 18 through March 8. When a group of Trivial Pursuit friends gather at Olive Madisons messy apartment, late arrival Florence Unger drops in, just separated from her husband and needing a place to bunk. The final offering of the season will be The Love List by Norm Foster. In this delightful comedy, Leon and Bill set out to create the perfect woman by drawing up a list of the best qualities in a mate. When the supposed perfect woman arrives, they realize their requisites could use some revisions. The show runs March 25 through April 11. In addition to the regular schedule of plays, the Marco Players bring back its Ladies Who Lunch series of noontime Saturday presentations featuring local performers of note: Janina Birtolo in Marjorie Stoneman Douglas: The Voice of the Everglades on Dec. 6; Loi Oxborough in A Tribute to Judy Garland on Feb. 7; and the ReCreation Tappers of Southwest Florida in ReCreate Broadway on March 14. For ticket information, call 642-7270. The Naples Players will hold open auditions for The Heidi Chronicles on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 15, at Sugden Community Theatre. The Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning dramedy by Wendy Wasserstein will be staged in February; rehearsals begin Monday, Dec. 15.Director Karen Smith-Hill invites all who are interested to audition for roles for three or more men and five or more women, all ages 20-40. There is the possibility of doubling.The Heidi Chronicles is a comedy/ drama comprised of a series of interrelated scenes tracing the coming of age of Heidi Holland and her friends, from the radical 1960s to the materialistic 1980s. Set against the backdrop of intense social and cultural change in America, the play recounts a touching and humorous search for self.At the audition, actors will be asked to read excerpts from the script, which is available at the Sugden box office for perusal for up to 72 hours (with a $20 deposit). Call the box office at 263-7990 to check for availability.Open auditions begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov 15; no appointment is necessary. For additional information, call 434-7340, ext. 10, or click on The Heidi Chronicles icon at www.naplesplayers.org Shakespeare for everyoneWallys Caf opens the Marco Players seasonOpen auditions for The Heidi ChroniclesNaples Publick Theatre makes it free at the Norris Center Amphitheatre Live Greyhound Schedule CLUBHOUSE FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS Call 992-2411 for information or www.naplesfortmyersdogs.com NAPLES FORT MYERSGREYHOUND TRACK POKER ROOM *(Drawing Dec. 13, 2008, 6 p.m.) Carole Fenstermacher (left) and Elaine Hankin in a scene from The Merry Wives of Windsor
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It will be all eyes on the runway at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, when the second annual Fashion Obsession kicks off at Esteros International Design Center, benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Heres the twist that makes this glamorous fashion show especially intriguing: Models will strut one-of-a-kind couture fashions and accessories, crafted of fabrics, trims, tiles, stone and wood found in showrooms of the IDC. Those in attendance for this 2-hour creative extravaganza will have a chance to win door prizes, bid on silent auction items, and bid on the fashions themselves after the show. WINK-TV anchor Lois Thome is on board as guest fashion commentator. Hair and makeup for all models are being provided by Sir Daniels Salon of Naples. Local interior designer Candice SebringKelber is helping produce the Fashion Obsession event; she holds a fashion design degree and had worked in the industry prior to making interiors her career. Ms. Sebring-Kelber sketched four designs all evening wear, her favorite which have been transformed into lovely couture creations worthy of high-season galas. Having a background in textiles, and understanding draping, says Ms. SebringKelber, my thing was to get transitional fabrics that would drape nicely. She selected beautiful silks and organzas from IDCs Kravet trade showroom for her fashions, using textiles that would normally have become window treatments. While there will be some sportswear on the catwalk, most of the pieces in the show will be cocktail and evening wear. The events couturier is Donata Pensenti, owner of Donatas Alterations & Workroom in Naples. Donata grew up in Italy and her background is the fashion industry in New York, explains Ms. Sebring-Kelber. When I asked her if she would be interested, she said absolutely! and shes making all the patterns, and constructing all the clothing from scratch, says Ms. SebringKelber. She had one of my dresses constructed in just under three hours; shes amazing. Shes creating most everyones outfit. Were doing separates and cocktail dresses and transitional business wear, says the always-busy Ms. Pensenti, whose workroom normally creates and produces everything from wedding dresses to iceskating costumes. Weve been described as a well-kept secret in Naples, she admits, while surrounded by mannequins holding works in progress. Its a lot of fun to do this show, says Ms. Pensenti. Its beautiful to see the outfits come together. Francesca Copeland of the interior design firm May I Help You, Inc. is sewing the outfit borne of her own sketch. Ms. Copeland studied fashion at LEcole Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris and worked at none other than Christian Dior. The multi-talented Ms. Copeland was the impetus behind Ms. Sebring-Kelbers move from fashion to interior design, having preceded her in the same transition. Showroom manager Ellen Police of Pierre Deux is also creating her own apparel. Ms. Police has designed and sewn a mid-length French toile skirt with a below-the-knee flat front, a dropped-waist yoke in a contrasting check, and featuring multi-layered ruffles with a longer and fuller skirt in the back. The Pierre Deux exclusive toile is a new pattern called Quatre Parties du Monde Gold (4 corners of the world) depicting detailed historic images of life in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. The toile is available in four different color-ways: gold, green, blue and rose. The black and white check on the contrasting yoke, ties and welting are made of another Pierre Deux exclusive fabric called Brindle Black. It shouldnt be surprising that so many interior designers can envision custom apparel, according to Ms. Sebring-Kelber, who says, Fashions and interiors go hand in hand. In fact, design-centric readers may have noticed a very real correlation between each seasons hot colors for both clothing and interior design. Michael Kors hardly wants his brand-loyal customers to clash with the rooms in a contemporary home, and vice versa. There is a definite collaboration between industries to avoid just such a pitfall. Guests may wish to challenge themselves to detect which runway pieces are made with IDC fabrics destined for the home. Were also recruiting some of the retail stores at Miromar, and inserting some of their clothing into the show, says Ms. Sebring-Kelber, so it will be a mix. There will be a reveal after the shows surprise finale. Some of the interior designers will be modeling fashions of their own design, including Tina Margrander and Aniko Brittingham of Vince Muller Interior Design. Tina Jeffers, Janice Fellows and Jackie Voelker of Focal Point Interiors have contributed designs to the show, as have ASID Allied Member Ivy Scheinholz. Licensed designer Debra George is creating various accessories using accent tile from Ann Sacks, Waterworks, and Walker Zanger, combined with wood from The Wood Floor Company. Fabrics were selected from Kravet, Webster & Company (which sells Ralph Lauren fabrics), Pierre Deux, Brunschwig & Fils, and Feraud showrooms. Guests can expect all the thrills of a professional runway show, with elevated catwalk, a DJ playing tunes Ms. Sebring-Kelber specifically selected for the show, and, of course, the fashions themselves. No commentary will disrupt the visual spectacular of the event, according to Ms. Sebring-Kelber, who has worked on numerous fashion productions in Miami and Naples and Miami. Its all about the clothes, she says. A live auction will immediately follow the fashion show so that attendees may bid on the apparel theyve just seen. Tickets are $50 at the door, and include lunch by J.G. Websters Restaurant and Catering Co. Proceeds will benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 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 DocksideHome decorOrig. priced items only. Offer ends Nov. 12thMay not be used for prior purchases, gift cards or combined with any other promotion. In-stock items only.$9925offmin. purchase $4910offmin. purchase 50offmin. purchase 199 $Ft. MyersSouth Plaza 4650 S. Cleveland Ave. (239) 278-9039 NaplesGulf Gate Center 2720 E. Tamiami Trl. (239) 793-7410 BY LIBBY MCMILLANFlorida Weekly CorrespondentIDC event features fashions made of tile, stone and wood ABOUT THE IDC>>The International Design Center is Southwest Floridas premier resource for design professionals and consumers. Fortyve distinctive showrooms present a world-class collection of the nest furniture, fabrics, ooring, lighting, kitchen and bath products, art, accessories, wall coverings, and more. Design referral services and special events spaces are available. The IDC is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. >>The IDC is located at 10800 Corkscrew Road in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers; take exit 123 from I-75. For more information about Fashion Obsession, call (239) 390-5111 or visit www.IDCFL.com. Couture with a twistSketches by Candice Sebring-Kelber of her couture gowns. Pictured from left clockwise: Trianon, Versailles, Hameaiu, Antoinette.Donata Pensenti created the blue dress from a sketch by interior designer Tina Margrander.
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RESTAURANT NEWS Larry Smokey Genta believes sake is the beverage of the future. The range of sakes available and the vast number of ways it can be enjoyed are the reasons Blu Sushis managing director thinks the brewed rice product is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. And its why Blu which has restaurants in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples devotes an entire menu to sake. It used to be you only had two choices: a big pot or a little pot, served hot, Mr. Genta says. Thats no longer the case. Blu offers sake hot and cold, domestic or Japanese, infused, mixed into a cocktail and as a bomb (more on that later). And Blu is not the only place doing that. USS Nemo in Naples has a sake menu and offers sake flights. Aura, in the Naples Grande resort, has a sake bar. Other restaurants, including Kumo in Cape Coral and Sushi Thai in Naples, are offering broader selections of sake, too. Its a good alternative for smaller restaurants that dont have liquor licenses, says Stephane Plante, manager of USS Nemo. Our menu has a strong Japanese influence, so for us, sake is a natural choice for many customers, he adds. Whos drinking sake? We have a lot of customers who travel around the world and like to try something different, says Mr. Plante. Frequent travelers are among those sipping sake at Blu as well. Its definitely a new drinker a flexible drinker, Mr. Genta says.Although most people start with hot sake, many discover sakes served cold have much more refined flavors, and theres more variety.But a lot of people who dont like the hot version never go on to experiment with the cold varieties. Mr. Genta says one way to persuade such customers to give sake another chance is with infused varieties (a popular one is the Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass) or saketinis, which blend sake with flavors such as baked apple, lychee or pear. The most popular drink at USS Nemo, says Mr. Plante, is a green apple martini made with sake. A good drink for an afternoon in the sun is a pear martini, he adds. We juice a pear, add some plum wine and sake, and serve it straight up so the flavor is not diluted by ice. Pairing sake with food is similar to choosing a wine, says Mr. Plante. Select a sake to complement your choice of food. He suggests Daiginjo Wakatake, a premium Japanese brand, with USS Nemos miso sea bass or peppercorn crusted tuna. For a lighter dish, we recommend a papaya-or appleflavored cocktail. Sake, although brewed from rice rather than fermented from grapes, is much like wine in that ingredients and the way it is processed play vital roles in the taste. The preparation of the rice and the addition of small amounts of alcohol to some types affect the flavor. The more the grain of rice is polished, the closer you get to the heart of the rice, and the better the quality. Premium types of sake served cold include ginjo and daiginjo, which include a small amount of alcohol, and junmai, which is made without any added alcohol. The junmai sakes are more robust and full-flavored, and retain more rice flavor. These pair better with richer foods. Wine aficionados may appreciate the lighter more delicate flavors of daiginjo sake. The crisp clean finish pairs well with sashimi and sushi, as well as other delicately flavored dishes. USS Nemo offers a sake cruise so customers can taste three types side-by-side as they do with wine flights. Blu Sushi offers sake in another form that Mr. Genta says is attracting fans in much the same way as tequila and Jagermeister gained ground: the sake bomb, a shot of sake balanced atop a set of chopsticks set horizontally over a beer glass. Once all the shots are in place, celebrants karate-chop the table, the chopsticks move, the shot tips over, spilling some into the glass and some onto the table, and everyone downs their drinks. What will get sake into the mainstream is the celebratory shot, Mr. Genta predicts. We all want to click glasses. a d p d jimMcCRACKEN email@example.com JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Sake Bombs: setup for drink with sake shot balanced on chopsticks over beer.Expanding choices in sake bring more devotees to versatile beverage Wine picks of the week >>Pillar Box Red 2006: Mostly shiraz with cabernet sauvignon and some merlot, this purplehued Aussie selection is full-bodied with black cherry, blueberry and black raspberry avors. About $12. >>Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Jack London Vineyard 2005: With a dark garnet color and powerful bouquet of plum and black cherry and avors of blackberry and cherry, re ned tannins and lingering nish. About $40. >>Mount Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2007: This New Zealand wine has fresh grapefruit and mineral aromas, and crisp lemon-lime avors with a dry nish. About $18. Larry Genta, managing director, Blu Sushi
A meal at Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro is certainly a sensory delight, but its also a sensual one. That would be the case even on a night when the alluring Ansuya wasnt shimmying around the dining room in her ethereal belly dancing costume. We no sooner stepped inside when the aromas of saffron, cinnamon, ginger and garlic surrounded us, sending an unmistakable signal to our brains that something pleasurable would soon follow. At 11 years of age, Bha! Bha! is a survivor in Naples fickle restaurant arena. Chef/proprietor Michael Mir opened the restaurant in May 1997, relocating from Baltimore, where he ran another successful establishment built on the recipes passed on to him by his Iranian mother. Those recipes continue to serve him well at Bha! Bha!, where a loyal following feasts on classics such as hummus, aash soup and kabobs as well as inventive contemporary fare. Its not the stellar food alone that draws them. A hospitable and entertaining host, Mir takes good care of his regular clientele and is quick to welcome newcomers into the fold. He is as much raconteur as chef, happy to regale diners with tales of his homeland and the traditions behind the food he serves. Dining at Bha! Bha! (a Farsi exclamation used to express bewilderment, shame and/or ecstasy) resembles spending the evening in the gracious home of a well-to-do Iranian. Colorful Persian rugs hang on the walls, the ceiling is swathed in sheer patterned fabric and a fountain gurgles softly in the middle of the room. Its a soothing and welcoming space.We settled into our table, ordered a bottle of Chalk Hill Chardonnay (which arrived promptly and properly chilled) and divided our attention between the tantalizing menu and Ansuya, the belly dancer who gyrated beneath a mirrored ball that made the beads in her sheer outfits seem like shimmering jewels.The food proved every bit as alluring as the entertainment. We began with seafood pejman, haleem bademjune and a special flash-fried eggplant. The seafood dish combined fresh shrimp, scallops and calamari in a tamarindginger sauce that was sweet and pungent and liberally laced with those fragrant Persian spices. The other two dishes featured eggplant, a staple of Mediterranean cuisine. The special consisted of slices of fried eggplant topped with a bit of silky whey and caramelized onions, creating a symphony of textures and flavors. My favorite of the three starters was the haleem bademjune, a creamy blend of eggplant, lentils, garlic and sour cream with caramelized onions served warm with pita. Its the edible equivalent of a favorite song that simply wont stop playing in your head, returning repeatedly and creating a frequent craving for more. One of my companions ordered the pomegranate-lacquered barramundi special. The mild white fish benefited from grilling as well as from the tangysweet lacquer and a bed of delicious lentils delicately scented with saffron. Grilled vegetables accompanied the fish, making for a light but well-seasoned entre. The spicy seafood gilani, listed under the innovative Persian cuisine items on the menu, contained a mix of shrimp, scallops, mussels and fish sauted with Portobello mushrooms and a light curry yogurt sauce that had just a mild burn as well as a full complement of spices. No Persian meal would be complete without lamb, so I tried a dish that came with dried plums, butternut squash and a tomato pomegranate sauce. Chunks of tender, sweet lamb, squash and prunes were all slowly braised in a sauce that had plenty of flavor but didnt overpower the meat. Wed left virtually none of our appetizers or entrees but felt compelled to try at least one of the interesting desserts available. Bypassing Persian baklava and almond custard, we shared the squash jewel cake, a round individual cake that was so moist it verged on being a pudding. It had the flavor of a pound cake, but was lighter in texture and was well served by the dried fruit and light mango sauce with which it came. Even though wed finished, we were in no hurry to leave. Ansuya was still dancing and the sweetness of dessert lingered on our tongues. Bha! Bha! might have three meanings, but I feel certain that only the expression of ecstasy applies when used in relation to a meal at this lovely little restaurant. One meal is all it takes to know why Bha! Bha! has thrived for more than decade when so many others have come and gone. o m p s o f T he f ried of silk y NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6-12, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Pomegranatelacquered barramundi sits atop a bed of saffron lentils with apricots, raisins and grilled vegetables. Squash diningCALENDAR Friday, Nov. 7: 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chef Sumi Do will prepare dishes ideal for a vegetarian Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining during a free cooking class. 9101 Strada Place, Naples; 552-5100. Saturday, Nov. 8: 2-5 p.m., Wynns Market: Alexander Bernard, chef/owner of Alexanders Restaurant, holds cooking demonstrations and a book signing. 141 Ninth St. N. Monday, Nov. 10: 6:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Nate Szwejbka, Flemings Steakhouse sous chef, conducts a Turkey 101 cooking class. $10. 9101 Strada Place, Naples; 552-5100. Tuesday, Nov. 11: 6:30 p.m., Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar : Green is the New Red, a five-course wine dinner, features top-rated wines from grapes that are organically, sustainably or biodynamically farmed. $95 plus tax and gratuity. 8985 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 598-2424. 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 N., Naples; 598-2424. Thursday, Nov. 13: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More: Sexy Wines of Spain and Portugal, $25 per class ($100 for five classes). 5058 Airport Pulling Road N., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, Nov. 15: 1-3 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant: Chef/proprietor Alexander Bernard holds cooking demonstrations and a book signing at his restaurant. 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-4999. Saturday, Nov. 15: 2-4 p.m., Total Wine & More: Sexy Wines of Spain and Portugal, $25 per class ($100 for five classes). 5058 Airport Pulling Road N., Naples; 649-4979. Sunday, Nov. 16: 2 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Nate Szwejbka, Flemings Steakhouse sous chef, conducts a class on holiday desserts. $10. 9101 Strada Place, Naples; 552-5100. 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 N., Naples; 598-2424 for reservations. Tuesday, Nov. 18: 6:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Kristian Johnsen, Whole Foods executive chef, holds a class on what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers. $5. 9101 Strada Place, Naples; 552-5100. Saturday, Nov. 22: 2-5 p.m., Wynns Market: Alexander Bernard, chef/owner of Alexanders Restaurant, conducts cooking demonstrations and a book signing. 141 Ninth St. N.; 262-4999. 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 email@example.com. Saturday, Dec. 6: 2-5 p.m., Wynns Market: Alexander Bernard, chef/owner of Alexanders Restaurant, holds cooking demonstrations and a book signing. 141 Ninth St. N.; 262-4999. Saturday, Dec. 13: 1-3 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant: Chef/proprietor Alexander Bernard conducts cooking demonstrations and a book signing at his restaurant. 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-4999. Persian fare, hospitality feed body and soul at Bha! Bha! karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE If you go Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro, >>Hours: Open for brunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Sunday; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Open on Mondays January through April >>Reservations: accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: appetizers, $6.95-$13.95; entrees, 19.95-$26.95 >>Beverages: Beer and wine served >>Seating: Banquettes, conventional tables, outdoor tables and chairs >>Specialties of the house: Haleem bademjune, aash, roasted butternut squash soup, hummus, spicy seafood gilani, mango ginger shrimp, barg, charbroiled lamb kabob, dried plum lamb, duck fesenjune >>Volume: Moderate >>Parking: free lot >>Etc.: Belly dancing every Saturday until January, when it shifts to Thursdays. Fortune teller every Friday evening >>Web site: www.bhabhapersianbistro.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 594-5557 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor t Ansuya Rathor, a professional belly dancer, lends an exotic Middle Eastern touch to the ambience at Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro. jewel cake with apricots, prunes and mango sauce is a colorful and nottoo-sweet finish to a satisfying Persian meal.
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