A children's classic National touring production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" starts off in Fort Myers. C1 COLUMN A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES' HISTORY A12 HEALTHY LIVING A22 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 & 10 REAL ESTATE B13 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C18, 20 & 21 CUISINE C22 & 23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 7 Â FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 More at Mercato Three new national retailers open for business at U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Road. B1 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: NOVEMBER 13, 2008 POSTAL CUSTOMER INSIDE The Nordstrom gala And other see-and-be-seen happenings around town. C18, 20 & 21 Naples' first mayor Find out how Speed Menefee got his name. (Hint: It's not how you might think.) A12 Spend an evening out at the Bayfront ChefÂ’s MarketWhen Gina Lucia was in California earlier this year, she discovered the nighttime farmers market in San Rafael. ÂIt was definitely the thing to do on Thursday evenings,ÂŽ she said. ÂEveryone went for the local produce, the locally made products, the live entertainmentÂƒ it was incredible.ÂŽ When she came home to Naples, the marketing manager for StoneyÂs Steakhouse at Bayfront knew a similar concept would work here. Bayfront developer Kevin Stoneburner knew it, too. ÂA chefÂs market was something we had been thinking about as a way to make Bayfront part of the community,ÂŽ Mr. Stoneburner said. While traditional farmers markets are great for early-morning weekend risers who just want to get their shopping done, Â“If you can swing it, you can get a boat for less now than you could two years ago.Â” Â— Ken Stead, executive director of the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. INSIDE>>waterfront dining:Florida Weekly's guide to where to dock for a great meal. C22-23>>waterfront living:Check out this $14.5 million beauty. E1>>the boat show:It's on through Sunday in Fort Myers. A8>>boat shopping:Marina owners and boat dealers tell us how sales are going in this economy. B1 living ... playing, dining, SEE WATER, A8 hen Jill and Glenn Jones lived in Texas, they were only 20 miles from the Gulf but never bought a boat. Then they moved to Southwest Florida, and five months later they were boaters. ÂHere there are protected harbors, channels, rivers and places to go,ÂŽ said Jill Jones, 32, of Cape Coral. Plus, the Joneses live within 10 miles of at least two public boat ramps, where they launch the 17-foot Bayliner they bought at the Fort Myers Spring Boat Show earlier this year. Southwest FloridaÂs sandy barrier islands create a perfect coastline for boaters like the Joneses and thousands of others because rough water stays west of the islands in the Gulf. Boats of all sizes have destinations along back bays, rivers, sounds and creeks. Pair the geography with the number of ramps and marinas open to the public, plus waterfront dining destinations and pristine parks, and itÂs easy to see why Collier and Lee counties are frequently mentioned as boating destinations in magazines. The nationÂs largest-circulation boating magazine, BoatU.S., for example, featured PicnicBY BETSY CLAYTONnews@Â” oridaweekly.com Wwater WHY IT'S better ON THE BY CINDY PIERCEcpierce@Â” oridaweekly.com SEE MARKET, A20
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 Socialism is the new fad topic of chicken-little political conversation. And now that we have a black guy about to stretch his long scrawny frame out on the big mattress in the White House master bedroom, all kinds of people are pointing it out. Of course, the short scrawny white guy who still inhabits the White House master bedroom has practiced more socialism of a kind (welfare for the rich) than anybody since FDR, but people donÂt mention it by name. I havenÂt heard so much talk about socialism since a professor at the University of Kansas tried to introduce it to my poli-sci class in 1971. ÂSocialism,ÂŽ he intoned, Âis collective or governmental administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.ÂŽ Or something like that. We showed that old fool the country wasnÂt ready for it; we just sat there and drooled, glassy-eyed and oblivious, trying to remember the previous night. Usually we couldnÂt. But we always remembered where the student cafeteria was, a socialist place if I ever saw one. There, the Kansas government ladled out huge quantities of carbohydrates three times a day to any wouldbe hippy who happened past with a meal card. A meal card, by the way, is a socialist invention. OK, there was one other time socialism reared its ugly head in my young life: when my mother read me ÂChicken Little.ÂŽ Everybody thought the chicken said, ÂThe Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling.ÂŽ And I admit, it sounded like that. But even at age 6, and even though I was not a Boy Scout Â„ not ever, by God Â„ I was alert to the threat to our American Way Of Life (AWOL). I recognized immediately that what the chicken really said was this: ÂSocialism Calling, Socialism Calling,ÂŽ rather than ÂThe Sky Is Falling.ÂŽ That was serious business. Even then, with Eisenhower in the White House and Elvis in Memphis and McDonaldÂs selling hamburgers for 15 cents, I knew that our society was in deep trouble. I knew, even while I was practicing duck-and-cover in Miss BrickleÂs firstgrade class and wondering how my family could get to the ranch so I could get my single-shot .22 to shoot Russkies if the sky flashed bright and a mushroom cloud appeared Â„ I knew that the real threat was not the Russkies. No sir. I knew the real threat to the American Way of Life (now AWOL) would be a socialist in the White House 50 years later, and the country done gone to the socialist dogs. So this is not new, this socialism thing, even though some of our pundits are bringing up the notion with all the same hideous portent as the town fathers of Salem brought up witchcraft, back in 1692. These contemporary harbingers of socialist evil would just love to get their hands on some socialists and some matches, I donÂt doubt. Why, one old sage warned of the following nightmare just the other day in the daily newspaper: ÂThe loss of our collective self-esteem in a welfare state, disappearance of both the work and risk-taking ethics that made our nation prosperous and the very real possibility that the government will take over banking, big business and heaven-knows-what.ÂŽ Maybe FDRÂs socialist soup lines killed our collective self-esteem and risk-taking ethics Â„ or was that starvation? And now look at us, no self esteem at all. Take Social Security, which is as pure a model of welfare socialism as you can get. IÂll bet neither the old newspaper sage nor his parents ever turned down one red cent of that gravy train. Most people who turn 65 donÂt mind becoming socialists. How about public schools and libraries? Sorry, theyÂre socialist. Police and firefighters? No sir, government-run. The United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps and those other service organizations? Naw. Socialist outfits if I ever saw them, governmentowned and operated. The old sage went on to say that some of his best friends are black, and the light in their eye is a happy light these days, so he is happy, too. Apparently it didnÂt occur to him that happy light in someoneÂs eye is usually the result of stoner values. Socialist stoner values. We learned that at a socialist institution of higher education before the 1970s had even so much as cleared its throat. So you know, IÂm not the only one who has noticed. Socialism is everywhere. Welfare itself Â„ food stamps, rent help, bank bailouts, tax breaks for huge corporations Â„ is socialism, we all know that. Whenever the government tries to help somebody, even if one thin dime is involved, thatÂs socialism. Medicare and Medicaid are socialism. Roads and bridges are socialism. National parks are socialism, along with state parks and city parks. Public swimming pools are socialism. Even baseball has gone to the socialist dogs. Local governments are now willing to spend vast quantities of taxpayer money to build those profiteering boys of summer their own springtime fields of dreams. Socialism, all. The government this, the government that, the government Âheaven-knows-what,ÂŽ as that old socialism-calling sage put it. Public radio? Socialist, although not as much as it used to be, since its support is down from 81 percent government money a couple of decades ago to about 14 percent, according to an NPR Web site. TheyÂre begging for the rest this week on WGCU 90.1-FM and WMKO-FM 91.7 Marco, as you may have noticed. Want to fight socialism? Give them some of your money, quick, before the government does. And let me raise just two final questions in the midst of all this handwringing and nattering on about socialism and Âthe government.ÂŽ IsnÂt Âthe governmentÂŽ you and me? HereÂs the short answer: Yes. I reckon our sense of self-esteem and willingness to take risks is going to be OK, donÂt you? 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King email@example.comManaging EditorCindy Pierce firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters & ColumnistsRoger Williams Nancy Stetson Karen Feldman Peg Goldberg Longstreth Bill Cornwell Lois Bolin Alysia Shivers Artis Henderson Carol Simontacchi Evan Williams Jim McCracken Justin MullinPhotographersJim McLaughlin Amanda HartmanContributing PhotographersJerry Smith Carol Orr HartmanCopy EditorCathy CottrillProductionAlex Perez Amanda Hartman Kim Boone Jon ColvinCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy email@example.comCirculationJohn Noe Paul Neumann Rod Irvin Francie Moser Sherry NeumannAccount ExecutivesTauna Schott firstname.lastname@example.org Melanie Glisson email@example.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Cull email@example.com Jim Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.333.2135 Fax: 239.333.2140 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2008 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION Â„ EditorÂs note: Tanya Amador-Daigle has been reporting for Florida Weekly on the presidential election. She has a unique perspective on the primaries and the process for choosing a candidate, having traveled the country reporting on primaries and caucuses for the Purple States project. To learn more about Purple States go, to www. purplestates.tv.Last week, America made history by electing Barack Obama, our first African American president. Oprah Winfrey was ÂvibratingÂŽ and Michael Moore poured out Âtears of joy and relief.ÂŽ Across the United States, supporters of president-elect Obama threw celebration parties and felt a renewed sense of hope.The impact of this election has been global. In president-elect Obama, Japan, revelers chanted, ÂYes We Can.ÂŽ In Kenya, officials declared the next day a public holiday. Foreign leaders lined up to congratulate our new leader, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Even Sen. John McCain acknowledged the magnitude of the win, saying, ÂThis is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.ÂŽThe impact of the outcome of this election is truly extraordinary, even if you donÂt agree with the winnerÂs policies. Never before has a candidate stimulated not just a nation, but the entire globe, friends and enemies alike.At the risk of sounding like a party-pooper, I think the honeymoon is already over. As the dust begins to settle I wonder about the man himself. I think Barack Obama must be crazy. Why? Because he has just accepted the position of the most difficult job in the world at a time when it seems like the sky is falling. When I think of all the hurdles he will have to overcome and the difficult decisions he will have to make, I donÂt envy him. It seems that demands from foreign leaders have been pouring in. The Bush administration has plans to create a missile shield in Eastern Europe, something that sounds to me like it came right out of a sci-fi movie. Russian President Dmitry Mevedev has threatened that if President-Elect Obama goes through with this plan, Russia will place warheads on the Polish border. Israel has warned president-elect ObamaÂs willingness to talk to Iran will be seen as a weakness in the Middle East and Afghanistan is demanding that presidentelect Obama change air strike strategies against the Taliban in order to avoid civilian casualties. Then thereÂs Iraq. What will President Obama do first? Put more troops in Afghanistan or bring the troops home from Iraq? Either way, we still have troops at war, no? North Korea and Iran are still a big question mark. Mr. ObamaÂs idea of sitting down and talking to rogue nations is admirable. But will his strategy work? Or will his hand be forced to make tougher decisions? These are the questions that keep me up at night.The list is daunting. Yet, with all the foreign policy negotiating that will have to be done, as an American, at the top of my register is the economy. As the stock market continues to suffer, homeowners continue to foreclose, and the auto industry stands outside the Oval office with their hand out, I wonder what president-elect Obama will do about taxes. All throughout his campaign he said he would give tax breaks to all but the rich, but how will he pay for all of the things he has said he will do? How will he pay for the economic stimulus package that he wants to implement immediately? Will China buyout some of the debt that the package will add to the already mounting debt caused by the bailout and the housing market? Besides the footage of the Rev. Jesse Jackson quietly weeping during presidentelect ObamaÂs acceptance speech, there was some other interesting footage, some of which made me question what some of president-elect ObamaÂs supporters really believe he can do for them. For instance, there was a woman who said, ÂI wonÂt have to worry about putting gas in my car. I wonÂt have to worry about paying my mortgage. If I help him, heÂs gonna help me.ÂŽ Hmmm, what are Americans really expecting him to do? Now that we have a new president selected, we now have a whole new batch of unknowns. In the beginning, President Elect Obama ran his campaign as an extreme leftist. Gradually, he moved more to the middle. So much that many people thought there wasnÂt much difference between him and Sen. McCain. Many said he did it to win the election. That may be true, but now that he has been elected, I think he will remain in the middle out of necessity. The outcome of the popular vote proved that there are still a lot of Americans who reside on the right. President Obama will have to heed them as well, even with a Democratic majority in Congress. The bottom line is that our country needs President Obama to succeed. The fate of our country depends on it. So, congratulations, Mr. Obama. My thoughts and prayers are with you, sir. Change we have to believe in tanya AMADOR-DAIGLE email@example.comGUEST OPINION A new president will not solve our problemsToday is Tuesday, Nov. 4, Election Day, and I am writing this from Wasilla, Alaska, just a few miles from Sarah PalinÂs home. IÂm here because a good friend of mine, who happens to be a very good friend of Sarah Palin, invited my wife and I and several other couples from around the country to an election party. Traveling 4,000 miles for a party may be hard to rationalize, but so is flying to the opposite coast to root for your team during an important away game. The trip seems worth it after a victory, but it feels twice as long when you return home, minus the Âw.ÂŽ I will soon know how long my return trip will feel. For a small town, there is plenty of excitement, hope and anticipation in air cold enough to make a Green Bay Packer fan think twice about going outside. In spite of that, residents line the streets to support the hometown gal who is making it big. IÂm sure the same was going on in three other towns across the country. Important decisions will be made today, but the most important decision for our country and its citizens will be made after the polls close. Who we elect to run our country is not as important as who we choose to run our lives. Each of us, regardless of political affiliation, should acknowledge and embrace something that is quickly disappearing from our society, and that is the art of taking personal responsibility for our lives. Government doesnÂt have enough teats to suckle everyone. If you think IÂm siding with a particular party, youÂre wrong. I donÂt care if the party is painted blue or red or if the leader is black or white. If they advocate that governmentÂs purpose is a combination of surrogate parent, financial advisor, ATM and safety net for everyone from cradle to grave, thatÂs where they lose my vote. If we believe government can solve all our problems, then we have a problem, one that cannot be solved. Our national defense will protect us from an enemy outside our borders, but it wonÂt protect us from the national dependence that is the enemy within. Pre-election promises arenÂt new, and this year was no exception. WhatÂs surprising is the growing number of people who believe that there is such a thing as getting something for nothing. Pick a crisis, any crisis, and you will be able to trace the root cause of it to someoneÂs selfish interests, greed, dishonesty or other character flaw. For centuries, governments have tried unsuccessfully to legislate away the vices that we were born with. As we painfully know, leaders struggle with the same temptations, so, our form of government, the best the world has known, still boils down to imperfect people governing imperfect people. Therefore, should we really be surprised when we read about scandals in Washington, corruption on Wall Street or improprieties at Fanny Mae? WhoÂs to blame for these problems? Politicians like to point fingers at greedy CEOs, dishonest investment brokers or even the opposing political party. All of the above may carry some blame, but they always fail to place some of the blame where it belongs Â„ at the votersÂ feet. In other words, all of us are to blame. A billion words were uttered throughout the campaign, and IÂd bet less than 100 of them addressed our biggest problem, which is the need to take responsibility for our lives. Government can hand out $2,000 debit cards until the attorneys are finished challenging the election, but that will not solve our problems if we continue living beyond our limits. Likewise, the $700 billion bailout may be a shot in the arm, but it wonÂt cure what ails us. The only cure for our market and economy is a good oldfashioned dose of individual honesty Â„ a medicine government is fresh out of. History has proven that people are sometimes given the leader they deserve, rather than the leader they need. By the time you read this, the election results will be known. Some will celebrate, others will not. However, who won is not as important as which leader we selected. LetÂs pray we selected the leader we need, one that is willing to be honest with us by telling us what we need to hear, not what we want to hear. Keep the faith. Denny Grimes is president of Denny Grimes and Company, Realtors. He can be reached with comments and questions at 689-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.orgBY DENNY GRIMES____________________Special to Florida Weekly
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Cullen explains that this popular recreational activity is not being stunted by lack of interest, but rather a lack of physical accommodation factors such as time and space. Ironically enough, Cullen refuses to let physical obstacles get in the way of oneÂ’s love for life on the water. Since 2003, Cullen owned and operated the Caloosa Isle Marina until he sold it in order to concentrate exclusively on boat sales and service. In June of 2006, he opened the doors of his popular Caloosa Isle Boat Sales & Service store in Fort Myers, where he and an educated staff of certified sales and service technicians consult, educate, and assist hundreds of customers each year with the purchase of a new or pre-owned boats, motors, and trailers. After months of hearing his customers express their concerns of not having space to store their purchases, Tom decided to offer storage facilities and even maintenance contracts to many of his patrons. It was this seed that found root in CullenÂ’s ever-expanding commitment to stellar customer service and became the precursor for his latest venture; Island Breeze Boat & Yacht Share. Â“It doesnÂ’t matter if youÂ’re new [to boating] or an expertÂ”, Cullen explains, Â“the simple fact is, if you want to go boating, you have to have a way to get the boat to the marina or dock, you have to know how to get it in the water, you have to have proper safety equipment, and you have to know the basics of operation and where youÂ’re going. Not to mention when youÂ’re done, you have to get it out of the water, wash it, keep it maintained, and then store it somewhere until your next outingÂ”. Just half of this statement alone is enough to scare many people away from enjoying the highlights and adventures of our local waters. In addition, nobody should miss out on the mental recharge that just a few hours on the water can provide. Enter CullenÂ’s solution and the sole purpose for Island Breeze Boat & Yacht Share: A membership into a small, elite group of enthusiasts from all walks of life who prefer showing up at a local marina, hopping into a new 20-24 foot boat and taking off for a day of fishing and family fun with all the conveniences and amenities. Add to that a full-service experience with literally NONE of the hassles associated with launching, docking, storage and maintenance, and your worries are literally over. For a membership initiation fee of only $3,995 and monthly payments of $279, you can pick up your phone to schedule your outing anytime you like. The program allows you to book your boat reservation for up to sixty times per year. Tom also explains that, Â“if you ever have a need for a last minute reservation, you can call ahead to see if the boats are booked the next day, and if one is available, you can reserve it without having it count towards your annual quotaÂ”. In the near future, the reservation system will be available online for 24 X 7 access. If youÂ’re doing the math here, youÂ’ll see that itÂ’s physically impossible to put the full dent in your membership privileges even if you decide to schedule merely one day a week for the entire year! Â“This model yields a savings of approximately $12,000 in the first year and $40,000 over three years versus traditional ownershipÂ” explained Tom. If thatÂ’s not a real Â“bang-for-your-buckÂ”, keep your seatÂ… Island Breeze Boat & Yacht Share members get handÂ’s on training in boating safety and operation, full use of on-board safety equipment and stateof-the-art digital navigation equipment, and since the boat is perpetually maintained, inspected and updated, you can leave the usual Â“stern concernsÂ” behind. With plans to add more Deck Boats, Bay Boats, and Center Consoles, as well as Mid-Cabin Express Cruisers to their future inventory, Island Breeze is poised to launch one of the most unique and rousing opportunities of its kind. Â“Some members will love the fact that they never have to purchase a vehicle with a trailer-hitch, while others may decide they love it so much, that they simply canÂ’t do without purchasing a boat for themselvesÂ”, Cullen says. Â“Either way, weÂ’re here to help, train, and provide customer service to anyone with a desire to be on the waterÂ”. For more information on Island Breeze Boat & Yacht Share memberships, customers can contact Tom Cullen at (239) 482-4511 or by email: Tom. Cullen@caloosaisle.com. To get a first-hand look at the boats in the program, or to browse one of SWFLÂ’s most impressive fleets of boating inventory, feel free to visit Caloosa Isle Boat Sales & Service at 16065 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers or go online to their website; www.caloosaisle.com. Â“this popular recreational activity is not being stunted by lack of interest,Â”
At one time, Ed Torkelson was a Burt Reynolds look-alike Â„ at least in his cowboy hat, designer shades, trimmed dark beard and sheepskin coat. YouÂll peer into those halcyon days only if you can tear yourself away from Mr. TorkelsonÂs bayfront balcony, which overlooks the city dock across a bright sheen of water 700 or 800 yards to the west. The buff-lemon Yacht Club glitters like a newly iced cake roughly a mile to the north, while a single ruby sailboat works its way southward toward the Gulf. There is consolation, though, when you turn your back on that quintessential Naples view; Mr. Torkelson has set up a Sony Webcamera to give you the live shot from his balcony 24/7, at www.naplesbaywatch.com. ÂItÂs not to make money on anything, itÂs just so somebody else can enjoy the view,ÂŽ he says about his Web site. ÂI used to live in a fouror five-million-dollar house over there on the GulfÂƒÂŽ Â„ he points across the water Â„ Âand it was boring, compared to this.ÂŽ But back to Burt. Mr. Torkelson leads a visitor into a hallway where he points out a frame holding 20 or so small photographs. There he is at the center, in cowboy hat and coat like something out of ÂSmokey and the Bandit,ÂŽ standing atop a mountain above tony Vail, Colo.Elsewhere among the photos, he appears wrapped in a red head towel, like a sheik, and has to explain that heÂs sitting, presumably in a steam bath, in Miami, where heÂd moved as a young man to sell high-end athletic equipment (remember Universal gyms?). He left that business to become the owner and operator of east coast health clubs that also served as energetic social clubs, with 5 a.m. liquor licenses, racquetball courts and the like. ÂI figured out a tennis court takes 7,200 square feet, and a racquetball court takes only 800 square feet, so you can fit nine of those in the space of one tennis court,ÂŽ he says. Finally, Bally bought him out. He had become a millionaire in his late 30s and was a retired multimillionaire by his early 40s. ÂI drove around in a Rolls Royce, I always had a pocketful of cash,ÂŽ he recalls. ÂI was going too hard, always partying, you know. I donÂt really like to say it, but I was selfish. I was a prick. But when youÂre young, you donÂt know that.ÂŽ Now, he says, eyeing with evident relish several photos of lovely women who surround images of his younger self, he just has memories. At 69, Mr. Torkelson remains saddled in the seat of opulence, but by no means retired. He works by telephone and computer from his home overlooking Naples Bay to flesh out an ambitious and physiologically high-tech new health-club concept called VERT Fitness (www.vertfitness.com). VERT is a synonym for Velocity Enhanced Fitness Training, which tunes up young and old alike with workouts that draw the least from muscles and give back the most to them, he explains. The first VERT Fitness center opened in Santa Barbara, Calif., which Mr. Torkelson says has the highest per capita number of gyms or health clubs in the country. Now he wants to open one in Naples. ÂYou know somebody who wants to run one out here?ÂŽ he asks. ÂI thought, ÂIÂll do it,Â but naw, IÂm too old for that, and I donÂt need to.ÂŽ But he has the perfect place picked out: 4,000 square feet on Pine Ridge Road. ÂItÂs just sitting there empty, ready to go. IÂm at an age, and I have enough now, where IÂm trying to share the pie, you know?ÂŽ Mr. Torkelson wonÂt actually use a VERT facility himself, not with his arthritis and hip replacement. Instead, ÂAll IÂll do anymore is the 8-ounce curl.ÂŽ To demonstrate, he lifts an imaginary glass to his lips and grins. Although physically stiff, Mr. Torkelson remains alert and quick-minded, much as he must have been on the wrestling mat when he came out of Amityville High School on Long Island at 165 pounds in 1957, to win a wresting scholarship to the University of Western Michigan. He can switch from pragmatic salesman to philosophic sage in a breath.ÂAll this,ÂŽ he suggests, waving his hand at the things surrounding him, ÂisnÂt really what itÂs about. ItÂs not the most important thing. I think family is the most important thing.ÂŽHe began in a family of five kids. His father was an engineer and inventor, Âone of the first who went to work for IBM, but he never bought stocks, I guess because he had to buy milk for us,ÂŽ Mr. Torkelson recalls. Now and forevermore divorced, Mr. Torkelson says the most important thing in the world to him Â„ more than all his ambitions past or present, more than his 21-foot boat designed to slide up to any Naples restaurant or bar with a dock, more than his memories Â„ are his children and grandchildren. A credenza holds his favorite family photos. The girls-now-women appear perfectly coiffed and poised like fashion models; his son faces the camera straight on. ThereÂs Eddie, 42, who works with his dad at VERT; Susan, 40, a Naples Realtor; and Crista, 36, an aerobics and fitness instructor in Naples. The grandchildren, merry and glowing, are very little. Mr. Torkelson beams when he looks at them Â„ this is not Mr. Torkelson the businessman or party lover. 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In fact, state statistics show nearly one of every 10 residents in Lee County owns a boat, with an estimated 51,000 registered recreational vessels here alone. It ranked fourth for boat ownership among FloridaÂs 67 counties in 2007, behind Miami-Dade, Pinellas and Broward. Collier checked in with 25,000 registered recreational boats, placing it near counties such as Sarasota and Monroe. The figures from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Association donÂt account for kayaks, canoes, small sailboats and other vessels without engines. One glance from any bridge suggests that thousands more boats are on Lee and CollierÂs waters. The boating profile will be raised a notch in coming months with seasonal boaters flocking south to the Intracoastal Waterway in Lee County as well as popular destinations such as Gordon Pass in Collier County. The Fort Myers Boat Show kicks off the boating season Thursday, Nov. 13, through Sunday, Nov. 16, in the River District along Edwards Drive, at the Fort Myers City Yacht Basin and in Harborside Convention Center. More than 10,000 people from throughout Southwest Florida and beyond are expected to attend this year, said Ken Stead, executive director of the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. ÂIf you can swing it, you can get a boat for less now than you could two years ago,ÂŽ said Stead, a longtime boater. ÂFrom a family perspective of enjoying time together, I canÂt think of a better way than to do it on the water. ItÂs not about the hardware and fiberglass. ItÂs about the camaraderie.ÂŽ The Joneses take out their Bayliner three out of every four weekends for day trips. Teen sons Austin and Dominick love it, Jill Jones said. ÂWe like to go out to dinner or lunch,ÂŽ she said. Ask her to recount her summer and fall trips, and it reads like a guide to waterfront dining: Rum Runners in Cape Coral, Pinchers Crab Shack in North Fort Myers, Lazy Flamingo in Bokeelia, Parrot Key on Fort Myers Beach. DonÂt forget the infamous Cabbage Key on Pine Island Sound. What about Naples? ÂHavenÂt been down there yet at all, but I hear they have good food.ÂŽ Aside from waterfront restaurants, other draws for boaters in Southwest Florida include: Â€ Wildlife: The region is home to one of the highest concentration of bottle-nosed dolphins in North America. Ospreys nest on channel markers. Manatees bask in shallow areas. Otters frequent docks. Pelicans nose dive like fighter pilots. Most days, boating here is like traveling through pages of National Geographic or Audubon magazine. Â€ Fishing: Field & Stream magazine editors noted Lee CountyÂs Pine Island Sound is among the top fishing spots in North America. Boca Grande Pass is noted worldwide among gamefish anglers for its tarpon populations in late spring and early summer. The Ten Thousand Islands in south Collier offer some of the most pristine fishing grounds in Florida. Â€ Affordability: If you live in Fort Lauderdale, you need a brute boat that can handle the AtlanticÂs blue water and waves. In other words, an expensive one. Here, the protected waters mean a skiff or a dinghy can do. So can a $500 kayak or canoe. The average boat length is around 20 feet. The Joneses paid $13,500 for their 17-footer. An inflatable boat at the Fort Myers Boat Show will cost roughly $2,500. Â€ Variety: Day-tripping comes to mind first, but many boaters have long lists of activities. Cruisers anchor out for overnight gatherings. Yacht clubs and power squadrons organize trips. Nonprofits frequently organize waterway poker runs, card games in which boaters travel place to place and raise money for charity. Sailors host regattas that attract Olympic-caliber competitors. Kayakers traverse the Great Calusa Blueway in Lee and the Paradise Coast Paddling Trail in Collier. Â€ Access : The BoatU.S. Magazine article noted the abundance of boatlifts and docks behind peopleÂs homes here. Often, newcomers buy a house with the amenity and then become boaters just because itÂs there. The region also is home to a growing number of dockominiums, which allow boaters to purchase dry storage on the water through a condominium association-like set up. Marinas and public boat ramps also are in every corner of the region. ÂThere are marinas with space available, and that makes it conducive to enjoying the water,ÂŽ said Ted Maupin, a 15-year Collier resident and longtime boater. The one drawback for Southwest Florida boaters: shallow water. They need to read charts and stay in channels until theyÂre familiar with their whereabouts. Lee County, for example, has more than 230 square miles of inland waterways and the average water depth countywide is 4 feet. Still, boaters overlook the potential to run aground because the regionÂs beauty outweighs the need to be more acutely aware of where youÂre going, said Maupin, marine operations director at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, a 270-slip marina just inside Gordon Pass. ÂWe typically donÂt have deep water on this side (of Florida) but the pristine waters Â„ and a lot of effort goes into clean and safe waters Â„ are as much a positive impact on boating as anything,ÂŽ he said. WATERFrom page 1 >>What: Fort Myers Boat Show >>Where: Downtown Fort Myers along Edwards Drive and Monroe Street, in Harborside Convention Center and at Fort Myers City Yacht Basin >>When: Thursday, Nov. 13 Saturday, Nov. 15; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. >>Cost: $9 adults, children under 12 free; $2 off coupon available at the showÂ’s Web site >>Info: www.fortmyersboatshow.com. Show of ce, 334-4160; Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association, 656-7083 Note: You can enter to win a 2008 183 Angler center console with a T-top, 115 horsepower Suzuki motor and aluminum trailer from BoaterÂ’s Warehouse and the Fort Myers Boat Show. Details and entry form are online. If you go COURTESY PHOTO There are about 51,000 registered recreational vessels in Lee County alone. The 36th annual Fort Myers Boat Show will take place along the waterfront of the Fort Myers City Yacht Basin on Edwards Drive and Monroe Street and in the Harborside Event Center Nov. 13 Â… 16. This year, the show will feature 800 boats from more than 150 manufacturers with exhibits and information about indoor and outdoor water-oriented lifestyles and activities available in Southwest Florida. Boat show attendees can view and purchase the newest models of a broad variety of vessels from dinghies to yachts and experience the newest in Fort Myers Boat Show has something for everyoneFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORTboating related equipment and accessories. Other activities include fishing, water-safety and scuba diving seminars and exhibits featuring vessel storage, financing options, luxury waterfront communities and more. And if you think outdoor activities donÂt have much affect on FloridaÂs economy, check out this report:From the Congressional SportsmenÂs Foundation and the National Assembly of SportsmenÂs Caucuses came a report that showed:Â€ Sportsmen support more jobs in Florida than Disney World (85,000 jobs vs. 61,000). Â€ Annual spending by Florida sportsmen is more than twice the annual revenue of Miami-based Burger King ($4.8 billion vs. $2.05 billion). Â€ Annual spending by Florida anglers is more than three times greater than the cash receipts from the stateÂs orange crop ($4.4 billion vs. $1.2 billion). Admission to the show is $9 per person, with children 12 and under attending free. Discount coupons are available online at www.fortmyersboatshow.com. Park and ride event parking is available at the City of Palms Park / Red Sox Stadium. For more information about the Fort Myers Boat Show and discount tickets, call 656-7083 or visit www.fortmyersboatshow.com.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 Bonita Furniture & Patio Office by Day Bedroom by Night ÂLowest Prices in SW FloridaÂŽ Home Office or Guest Room? GREAT PRICES!We specialize in the ÂFlorida LookÂŽ carrying the most wicker/rattan furniture in the area. We also carry a full line of furnishings and accessories from Traditional to Contemporary to Outdoor Furniture.Condo & Home Packages are our Specialty Professional Clogs for Medical & HospitalityEntire Alpro Stock 1/2 price! Island SolesFootwear Designed For ComfortAll Closeout styles & colorsOver 500 pair still available! 25%to50% ÂThese issues came about with a growing population,ÂŽ Mr. Stead said. ÂÂƒ There seems to be an increasing burden of government regulation (on the local marine industry), some of which is appropriate due to the growing number of boats, some just for the sake of regulation.ÂŽ During 10 years leading the marine association, Mr. Stead has seen the local boating industry grow along with nearly 1,000,000 residents who now live in Lee and Collier counties. About one in 10 own a boat. ÂBoating is a part of the fabric of Southwest Florida,ÂŽ he said. ÂGo through Miserable Mile (near the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River) on a pretty weekend and youÂll really see how many boats are out there.ÂŽItÂs easy to see why boaters like the Sunshine State. There are 620 combined miles of oceanfront property in Lee and Collier (590 and 30, respectively), nearly 14 percent of FloridaÂs 8,246 miles of shoreline. ThatÂs more oceanfront miles than any other state besides Alaska (33,904), according to www.boating-industry.com. Florida also has more square miles of inland water (11,761) than any other state besides Michigan (40,001) and Alaska (80,050). Mr. Stead, 54, is a lifetime boater who enjoys canoeing, waterskiing and offshore powerboat racing. He has cruised on sailboats in the Great Lakes and in the Bahamas, built boats and managed marinas. He lived on a boat for four years in Fort Lauderdale with his wife and two Schipperkes, Belgian dogs bred to live on the water. Their name means Âlittle boatmanÂŽ in Flemish. As he prepares for the Fort Myers Boat and Yacht Brokerage Show, which the marine association hosts annually, in downtown Fort Myers Nov. 13-16, Mr. Stead said the next step to keeping FloridaÂs shoreline accessible to the general public is in the works. Â(Florida legislators) are working on a water access study,ÂŽ he said. ÂAnd the marine association is working with the Sea Grant Program at the University of Florida Extension Service to do a study of boatyard space in Southwest Florida.ÂŽ Public docks and marinas in Southwest Florida are a dwindling amenity as private developers buy them up. Many aim to build condominiums in place of the marinas that offer water access, rent boat slips, sell bait and tackle and offer service and repairs to local boaters. Because condos are worth millions more, itÂs easy for developers to offer marina owners more than their business is worth, buy them out and sell condo units for upwards of $500,000 a piece. ÂItÂs hard for someone staring at that big check to say, ÂIÂm going to save this marinaÂ,ÂŽ said Ken Stead, executive director of Southwest Florida Marine Industry Association. To make matters worse, marina owners were taxed as if their properties were already high-rise condos Â„ Âtheir highest and best use,ÂŽ instead of what they were actually used for. That fact made it even more likely for a marina owner to lose the business Â„ until Election Day last week, that is. Mr. Stead and the marine association, along with the Working Waterfront Coalition and others, worked to change the tax law. They succeeded when 70.5 percent of voters said ÂYesÂŽ to Amendment 6 on Nov. 4. The amendment says marina owners shall pay taxes based on the current sue of their property. ÂIt was a real grassroots effort,ÂŽ Mr. Stead said. ÂIt was a clear mandate from the citizens of Southwest Florida that they want to preserve water access. What weÂre trying to do is slow down these conversions to keep public access to the water. When itÂs gone, itÂs gone.ÂŽ Marinas in downtown Fort Myers and elsewhere have been lost to condo development. There are only three public marinas in Collier County. Some, like Cedar Bay Yacht Club on Marco Island, have become private clubs in which members pay around $100,000 to purchase a slip instead of renting one for hundreds of dollars each month. The conversion of public marinas and docks to private clubs or condominiums caters only to the wealthy, Mr. Stead said. He noted 80 percent of boaters own boats 25 feet or smaller, as evidence that boating is a recreation for people in lowand medium-income brackets as well as for people in highincome brackets. ÂWhat weÂre striving for is equality,ÂŽ he said. ÂWeÂre striving for that balance to serve all segments of the market. Boating is family recreation at its finest. That guy in the little 18-foot sailboat that he just pulled off a trailer is going to go out and have just as much fun as the guy who has a yacht.ÂŽ Based in North Fort Myers, the Southwest Florida Marine Industry Association has promoted the rights of all boaters, dealers, dock builders or anyone in the marine industry for 29 years. Over time, the association has played an increasingly larger role in shaping rules that impact boaters. Until recently, a federal rule required all boaters have a permit to discharge waste water. Aimed at large vessels, the law became an unintended nuisance for most boaters. Mr. Stead worked with leaders including Florida Sen. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 Speed S. Menefee, NaplesÂ first mayor, did not get his name because of the length of his time in office, as some thought. Speed served as mayor for less than an hour, so I reckon he could also be considered one of the most beloved because he wasnÂt in office long enough for anyone to get mad at him Â„ least of all his ÂGrandma.ÂŽI do solemnly swearOn April 13, 1925, Speed took the oath of office during NaplesÂ first town council meeting and proceeded to administer the oath for council members to I. W. Tuttle, C.W. Stewart, E.W. Crayton, A.J. Weeks and E.G. Wilkinson. The meeting commenced and went something like this: Mr. Crayton was nominated and approved for the office of president of the town council. Councilman Wilkinson then laid out the foundation for the Town of Naples, and in less than an hour and a half established an ordinance for a town hall designation, meeting times, who would attend and their compensation. He also defined the offices of town clerk and tax collector, treasurer, tax assessor and marshal. He moved for the adoption of the ordinance as read, asking to waive the second and third reading following all proper procedure. He requested that all information be offered in the minutes in full and that the ordinance be presented to the mayor for his approval. The motion was seconded and carried and the ordinance was declared adopted as read. Shortly thereafter, and I do mean shortly, Councilman Wilkerson resigned. W.H. Freeman, who was in the audience, was nominated and approved to fill the vacancy. About that time it was duly noted and verified that the commission of the notary public who had performed the mayorÂs swearing-in ceremony had expired. So Speed resigned. As the meeting could not move forward without a mayor, Councilman Freeman nominated the newly resigned Mr. Wilkerson, who was still hanging around council chambers. He was unanimously approved. Imagine that. So, Councilman Wilkerson, who some years later became Judge E.G. Wilkerson, was now NaplesÂ second mayor. He then proceeded to fill the position he had laid out so carefully. Some think there may have been collusion. I still canÂt decide.SpeedÂ’s crawl to his new homeSpeed came from two very fine pioneering families, the Speeds and Menefees, from the fine city of Louisville, Ky. He arrived in Naples in 1910, and although he was more an outdoorsman than a politician, his sense of humor and good nature allowed him to be part of a grander scheme to get Naples, his newly found home, established.Speed was a naturalist who also served as fishing guide and dearly loved his Robinson Caruso-like setting almost as much he loved as ÂyunginsÂŽ and wildlife. Both were equally welcomed into his haven and heart.Next to the outdoors and kids, he loved painting and storytelling, and was good at both. There was one particular story Speed loved to tell to all newcomers to the town. It was about the mermaid he caught off Pavilion Key. What a fight she put up! But Speed brought her in and even had her skeleton in the closet to prove it was so. He kept up this tale until the day he received word that his sister was to deliver a speech on this topic at the Louisville WomenÂs Club back in his hometown. Speed went to the Naples Hotel to place a call to his sister urging her not to tell that tale. Some overhead him to say, ÂFor heaven sakes, donÂt tell that. ItÂs the biggest lie I ever told.ÂŽGrandmaÂ’s advice Speed lived with a fictitious character called ÂGrandmaÂŽ Â„ who was actually a carved coconut, but youÂd never convince Speed or the community of that. 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A14 NEWS WEEK OF OCT. 30-NOV. 5, 2008 FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border Books The MBT Superstore $90 off J. Dudley Goodlette has been named recipient of the 2009 Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education (LIFE) Award presented by the Edison College Collier Campus Foundation. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward advancing academic opportunities in the community. Past recipients of this award are Holland Salley (2003), Edward Morton (2004), Fred Pezeshkan (2005), Judy Sproul (2006), Raymond Lutgert and Scott Lutgert (2007) and Adria Starkey (2008). Mr. Goodlette will receive the 2009 award during a luncheon ceremony at the Naples Grande Resort & Club on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. Christopher Vernon was one of several people who nominated Mr. Goodlette for the LIFE honor. ÂAs a strong community advocate during his eight years of public service in the Florida legislature and prior to his election, Rep Goodlette demonstrated continuing commitment to improving the quality of life in Collier County by helping residents improve their lives throughÂƒ higher education, K-12, health education and mental health services,ÂŽ Mr. Vernon said. As a state representative, Mr. Goodlette was sponsor of the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program designed to prepare 4-year-olds for kindergarten and to lay the foundation for their educational success. He was on the board of trustees of Edison College when the Collier campus opened in 1992. As a college foundation board member, he served on the leadership team for the campusÂ capital campaign. He supported the collegeÂs application to award the Public Safety Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree and helped pave the way for its approval by the Florida Board of Education. He also serves as a member of the FGCU Foundation board of directors. A real estate attorney, Mr. Goodlette is a partner with the law firm of Goodlette, Coleman and Johnson and is the Naples representative for Southern Strategy Group, a national lobbying firm. He served in the state House from 1998-2006. He has served as president of the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Collier County Bar Association and chairman of the Naples Community Development Advisory Board. Tickets to the 2009 LIFE Award luncheon are $150 per person; table prices available. For more information, contact Kevin Miller at Edison State College, 7323718 or email@example.com. Go back in time during the Old Floria Festival at the Collier County Museum. The day includes Stone Age hunters, Calusa and Seminole Indians, Spanish conquistadors, British Red Coats, Cracker cowboys and World War II soldiers, along with folk music, food, crafts, games and demonstrations. The Festival opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 8-18, and free for those younger than 8. The museum is in the Collier County Government Center at 3301 Tamiami Trail E. Call 252-8476 for information. Edison College Foundation names Goodlette to receive 2009 LIFE AwardTen thousand years of captivating history comes to life at the Old Florida FestivalSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY J. Dudley Goodlette
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Call 239.566.1000 Today! Sex change discriminationRecent research in the Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy sheds light on the thorny social issue of why females continue to earn less money than males, even in similar jobs. Competing hypotheses have been advanced: ItÂs either gender discrimination or simply that more women than men de-emphasize career aggressiveness in favor of family. The recent research suggests discrimination. Researchers found that females who were established in jobs and who then underwent sex changes actually increased their earnings slightly, but that males who became females lost about one-third of their earning power, according to an October summary of the research in Time magazine. Fine points of the law A 38-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct in Fond du Lac, Wis., in September after he bought a beer for his sons, ages 2 and 4, at the county fair. He could not be cited for providing alcohol to minors because, under Wisconsin law, parents are exempt, but he was written up for swearing at police. Meleanie HainÂs Pennsylvania concealed-weapons permit was revoked in September after spectators complained about her openly carrying her loaded, holstered Glock at her 5-year-old daughterÂs soccer game. However, the only penalty under state law is the loss of the privilege of concealment, so that if Ms. Hain continues to carry the gun, she must do so openly. People different from us In the town of Sekiu, near Port Angeles, Wash., in October, Ms. Cory Davis, 56, was shot in the leg by her stove. A .22-gauge shotgun shell had found its way into some newspapers that she had put on to burn. ÂThereÂs always that one problem stray,ÂŽ she said. A 21-year-old woman was arrested in Hamilton, New Zealand, in October after she allegedly kicked in the door of her ex-boyfriendÂs home, then assaulted him because of a custody dispute between the couple over their pet possum. Thinning the herd A burglary suspect, running from police on San FranciscoÂs Telegraph Hill in September, jumped over a 3-foot wall, apparently not realizing that on the other side was a 200-foot drop. He died at the scene. A 22-year-old woman was fatally hit by a car in Dallas in June when she stopped on the busy LBJ Freeway to take pictures of an accident scene. She was apparently just an overly curious rubbernecker. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEUpdateKory McFarren, 37, was the boyfriend of the Kansas woman found stuck to the toilet seat of her home in February after living reclusively in the bathroom. Though Mr. McFarren somehow had been unable to coax the woman out of the bathroom for long periods of time over the last several years, he was lucky enough, in October, to win $20,000 in the state lottery, and in fact it was his second lottery win this year. Least competent barroom brawlerIn July, Scott Bennett, 48, lost an eye in a fight at the Mavericks nightclub in Sioux City, Iowa. Then, on Oct. 12, in another fight at Mavericks, Bennett lost his other eye. Cultural diversity The chairman of a Nigerian development company was charged in August with stealing what is now the equivalent of $5.5 million, and burning $2 million of that in cash so he could smear the ashes over his naked body in a nighttime ÂfortificationÂŽ ritual in a cemetery. Four people were arrested in October after a family gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when a Ramadanending ceremony turned into the fatal beatings of two relatives, who were being administered an aggressive ritual, supposedly to stop their tobacco habit. Villages in western Turkey traditionally hold camel-wrestling matches during gala weekend festivals in winter, which is mating season and the only time bull camels will fight (and even then, not always). There is at least one professional league, and sometimes, camels embody the pride of an entire village. A female is paraded in front of two males, then led away, and the supposedly frisky bulls tussle but only occasionally reach a resolution in which one subdues the other by sitting on him, according to a dispatch in GermanyÂs Der Spiegel. Usually, judges have to pick the winner on style, and sometimes the decision is easy, as one camel has simply run away. ÂI think one day it should be an Olympic sport,ÂŽ said Jeannine Wikering, 26, who finished third while representing Germany in the 10-nation European pole-dancing championship in Amsterdam in September. And AustraliaÂs champion sheep-shearers prepared to once again lobby the countryÂs Sports Commission for official recognition, which would enable them to apply for training grants and corporate sponsorship. Shearers are revered in New Zealand, with televised matches and large prizes, according to an August dispatch from Sydney in BritainÂs Guardian, but AustraliaÂs top shearers get much less respect.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 GALATRO DR.KATHLEEN Dr. Kathleen Galatro is pleased to announce the opening of her new of ce 3435 PINE RIDGE ROAD, SUITE 102, NAPLES Â• Board Certi ed in Cardiology Â• Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist Â• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org THE HEART DOCTOR WITH A HEART! Thanksgiving is still to come, but ÂChristmas at Palm CottageÂŽ is already here. The Naples Historical SocietyÂs annual holiday display at the oldest house in Naples started Tuesday, Nov. 11, and will remain in place for the communityÂs enjoyment through Dec. 31. This yearÂs decorations are made possible by BrimmerÂs Custom Dcor and Florida Power & Light, and by generous support from BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Sue and Earl Engelhardt, Janette and Fran Engelhardt, Diane and Mark Koestner, the Hon. Francis and Kathleen Rooney and Diana and Don Wingard.Santa Claus (a.k.a. Palm Cottage veteran docent Mike Ring) will be at the Norris Gardens from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11, 12 and 13. Children under 10 years of age will be admitted free with a maximum of two children accompanied by one adult. Mr. Ring and his wife have been NHS volunteers for more than 16 years. A visit with Santa at the cottage Âis a nice way to introduce Palm Cottage to the children visiting Naples or those who live in the community,ÂŽ he says. Hours of operations for ÂChristmas at Palm CottageÂŽ are: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Nov. 30 (closed Thanksgiving Day); 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dec. 1-31 (closed Dec. 5 and Christmas Day). The Naples Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that receives no government funding and relies on membership dues and donations to survive. The first interview in the Naples Historical SocietyÂs long-term initiative, ÂNaples Oral Histories: If These Walls Could Talk!ÂŽ took place on Oct. 31, when Peter Thomas sat down with Collier County historian Marie Stone at Palm Cottage. Mr. Thomas, a world-renowned voice talent and a Naples resident, is on the board of the NHS and is an advisor to the Oral History Committee. ÂIf These Walls Could Talk!ÂŽ seeks to collect and record Âslices of lifeÂŽ from individuals and families members who have contributed to the development of Naples over the past many decades. David Weeks, a fifth-generation descendant of Madison Weeks, is help the historical society contact those who should be a part of this project. Madison Weeks, one of NaplesÂ original pioneers, was known for his fishing camp and the homesteading of Gordon Pass (which was sold for $450 in the late-1800s). Filming and production of ÂIf These Walls Could TalkÂŽ are scheduled through summer 2009. The final product, an edited DVD series, is targeted for completion by September 2009. The tape is rolling on oral history projectHistoric Palm Cottage rings in the holiday seasonSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Palm Cottage Volunteering for Christmas at Palm CottageThe society offers docent-guided tours of Palm Cottage (20 to 60 minutes, depending on the level of interest of the visitors) between 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. One-hour tours of the Norris Gardens around the cottage (the Garden of the Senses, the Pioneer Garden, the Palm CollectorÂs Garden, the Shade Garden and the Edible Garden) begin at 10 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of every month. Recommended donation for the tours is $8 per person ($5 for children younger than 12). NHS members are admitted free. The NHS also offers a docent-guided Historic Third Street District Walking Tour every Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. The tour takes about two hours and includes a guided tour of Palm Cottage and a self-guided stroll through the gardens. Donation is $15 per person ($10 for NHS members). Palm Cottage was built in 1895 by Walter Haldeman, publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal. The 3,500-square-foot house museum is at 137 12th Ave. S., one block east of the Naples Pier. For more information, please visit www.napleshistoricalsociety.org or call the historical society at 261-8164. School for Massage erapy & Facial Skin Care CALL TODAY TO ENROLL IN OUR NOVEMBER CLASSES! Earn a new career in 3 to 6 months!Your Future, Your Call... 239-263-9391 URGENT CARE FLU SHOTS Now accepting appointments for limited proceduresNow through Nov. 21st By appointment onlyPlease call 949-6112 to make your appointmentA partnership between:Open to the public 949-1050
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 a mid-week evening market can turn into an enjoyable social event. That promises to be the case at Bayfront from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the first of its twice-monthly ChefÂs Market events. ÂWeÂll be doing this on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, featuring a different local chef and variety of local produce and products every time,ÂŽ Ms. Lucia said. On the plaza in front of ShaneÂs Cabana Bar, the featured chef will prepare a dish or two using ingredients from the vendors at that nightÂs market. Shoppers will be able to watch the chef at work, ask questions about the preparation and taste a sample. Todd Maclay, executive chef at StoneyÂs, will be the market chef on Nov. 18. As for his dish, ÂHeÂll probably make something that goes with dry-aged beef from the steakhouse,ÂŽ Ms. Lucia said.At press time, about a dozen vendors had signed up to participate in the inaugural ChefÂs Market. TheyÂll bring to the table everything from orchids and fair-trade baskets to locally made soaps, fresh herbs and breads, artisanal cheeses, fresh pasta and organic dog treats.And, of course, fresh and organic fruits and vegetables from local farms. The ChefÂs Market at Bayfront is free and open to the public and will be held on the first and third Wednesdays through April. Most shops, galleries and restaurants will be open during market hours, and several restaurants will offer dinner specials. Vendors interested in participating in the ChefÂs Market at Bayfront should call Ms. Lucia at 289-0218 or e-mail email@example.com. Golden Gate firefighters are getting the community ÂFired Up for the HolidaysÂŽ by collecting donations and supplies for needy, local families. The campaign combines the efforts of the Golden Gate Fire District, Professional Firefighters Local 3182 and community groups within fire district boundaries. ÂThis is a concerted effort to help our residents in these tough times,ÂŽ Golden Gate Fire Chief Robert Metzger said. ÂWe ask the community to join us and the many local organizations that have come together to make the holidays a little easier for our less fortunate Golden Gate residents.ÂŽ The firefighters are asking for new clothing, new and unwrapped toys, non-perishable food and canned goods, gift cards and new holiday decorations. Donations will be distributed to families through these organizations: Golden Gate Elementary and Intermediate School, Golden Gate Middle School, Golden Terrace Elementary School, Grace Place for Children and Families, Mike Davis Elementary School, Palmetto Elementary School and The ChildrenÂs Network of Southwest Florida. Collection boxes are stationed at: Station 70, 4741 Golden Gate Parkway; Station 71, 100 13th St. S.W. in Golden Gate Estates; Station 72, 3820 Beck Blvd.; Station 73, 14575 Collier Blvd.; Golden Gate Community Center, Golden Gate Parkway; Grace Place for Children and Families, 4300 21st Ave. S.W.; Florida Community Bank, Golden Gate Parkway; Riverside Bank, Golden Gate Parkway; and VFW Post 7721, NeffÂs Way. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 12, to ensure families receive items before school is out for the holidays. Items collected beyond these needs will go to local shelters, assistance programs and food banks. Recipients will be determined by officials at the schools and participating organizations. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 HEALTHY LIVING FORT MYERSMetro Pkwy & Daniels Pkwy 239.561.5656 Design Services Available Judy Cahill, ASID, IDS #ID00001276NAPLESGATEWAY CENTER US 41 & Golden Gate Pkwy 239.263.2506OPEN Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm | Sunday: 12pm-5pm ufo sofa multifunctional bed by couture wenge entertainment center antigua dining table save see more selection atwww.DenmarkInteriors.comFINANCING AVAILABLE Excludes Ekornes and Tempurpedic. Expires November 18, 2008.$200off purchase of $1000 or more. big All she had was a bad feeling. A nagging, terrifying one that sent chills up her spine and just wouldnÂt go away. A cigarette smoker for 36 years, Laura OÂConnor, 58, of suburban Atlanta, had tried to quit Âa bunch of times.ÂŽ Willpower didnÂt work. Neither did nicotine gum. Nor itchy nicotine patches that stuck to her skin, delivering a steady jolt of the toxic drug that was supposed to ease her cravings. Even a prescription antidepressant sold as a quitting aid didnÂt work.Frustrated, at the verge of giving up, OÂConnor heard that WellStar Health System in nearby Marietta had been chosen to participate in a highly selective international study aimed at finding lung cancer early enough to cure it, or at least greatly prolong life.Currently, 85 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States will die from it within five years, Âand thatÂs unacceptable,ÂŽ said Dr. Bill Mayfield, principal investigator for the study at WellStar. Lung cancer claims more lives every year than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.ÂThis doesnÂt have to be,ÂŽ Mayfield said. ÂWe can drastically reduce the death toll with early [CT] screening of people at high risk, longtime smokers and smokers whoÂve quit. We can do for lung cancer deaths what mammography did for breast cancer, drastically reduce it.ÂŽ New YorkÂs Cornell University researchers say annual screening with spiral CT scans can find lung cancers in their earliest stages, when up to 92 percent can be cured. TheyÂre leading the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP), which involves some 50 institutions in nine countries. St. JosephÂs Hospital in Atlanta will start using a new, state-of-the-art CT scanner in the next few weeks. ÂThat is totally against conventional wisdom that by the time lung cancer is found, itÂs too late,ÂŽ said Dr. John Moore, a thoracic surgeon at St. JosephÂs. ÂWe just joined the I-ELCAP study, but we have been using CT scanning for several years. It works.ÂŽ So far, that study, which began in 1993 and is regularly adding collaborating sites, suggests that annual CT scanning is effective. I-ELCAP researchers said in a report published in 2006 in the New England Journal of Medicine that lung cancer could be detected in its earliest stages in 85 percent of high risk patients who undergo low-dose CT scanning. It said lung cancerÂs high death rate is a result of it not being detected early enough. In the past 15 years or so, Âremarkable advancesÂŽ have been made in CT scanners, said Dr. Paul Scheinberg, chief of staff at St. JosephÂs. ÂScreening for lung cancer is where mammography was 30 or 35 years ago. Some said then that physicians would induce cancer in the breast with the radiation from the mammography X-rays. Now major medical groups are saying the same thing about lung cancer. But since mammography became widespread, deaths from breast cancer have plummeted. We think weÂll see the same thing if more people are scanned for lung cancer. CT scans can see things X-rays miss.ÂŽ Moore said Âtumors seen on X-rays, most of which are found by accident or fluke, are in advanced stages, and hard if not impossible to cure or even prolong life for very long.ÂŽ Jane Hawksworth, 70, of Dunwoody, Ga., is pretty typical of people without symptoms whose lung cancer was found by Âsheer luck.ÂŽDoctors say earlier detection using CT scans could slash lung cancer deaths Savvy solution?BY BILL HENDRICK _______________Cox News ServiceDr. John Moore shows a retrieval tool used in thoracoscopic surgery to patient Jane Hawksworth, 70, of Dunwoody, Ga.VINO WONG / COX NEWS SERVICE LUNG CANCER SYMPTOMSÂ Constant chest pain Â Shortness of breath Â Wheezing Â Recurring lung infections, such as pneumonia or bronchitis Â Bloody or rust-colored sputum Â Hoarseness Â Weight loss for no known reason Â Fatigue Â Loss of appetite Â Fever for unknown reasonsHOW IT IS DIAGNOSEDÂ Chest X-ray, to look for any mass or spot on lungs. Â Computed tomography scan (also called CT or CAT scan), uses combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce crosssectional images of the body. Â Sputum cytology: A study of phlegm to look for microscopic cancer cells. Â Needle biopsy: Needle guided into the mass while lungs are being viewed on a CT scan, and a sample is removed and evaluated. Â Bronchoscopy: Examination of the main airways of the lungs, using a flexible tube called a bronchoscope. Â Mediastinoscopy: A small cut is made in the neck so that a tissue sample can be taken from lymph nodes along the windpipe and the major bronchial tube areas, for microscopic evaluation. Â X-rays and scans of the brain, liver, bone and adrenal glands to determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.RISK FACTORSÂ Smoking cigarettes or cigars, now or in the past. The more a person smokes, the greater the risk. Risk diminishes for those who stop, but is never completely gone. Â Being exposed to secondhand smoke. Â Being treated with radiation therapy to the breast or chest. Â Being exposed to asbestos, radon chromium, arsenic, soot or tar. Â Living where there is air pollution. Â Excessive alcohol use. Â Family history of lung cancer. Â Your sex. Current or former women smokers have a greater risk of lung cancer than do men who have smoked an equal amount. Sources: National Cancer Institute; WellStar Health System, Marietta, Ga; St. JosephÂ’s Hospital, Atlanta Moore used these model reproductions of human lungs to help explain the surgery he performed on Jane Hocksworth. She had no hacking coughs, weight loss, hoarseness, fatigue or chest pain. Instead, she was Âbugged by my two daughters to go get a flu shot. All these years, I said I couldnÂt because IÂm allergic to eggs, but to appease them, I went to an allergist. He sent me to an internist for an X-ray and a regular blood work-up. A couple of days later, she called and said, ÂThereÂs a spot on your lung.Â ÂŽ So she went to St. JosephÂs for tests, and soon afterward, Moore removed her tumor. Sitting in her doctorÂs waiting room last week, Moore pulled out plastic models of human lungs to show Hawksworth how heÂd done it. ÂItÂs a miracle,ÂŽ Hawksworth said. ÂIÂm a believer.ÂŽ As was the case for mammographies several decades ago, many major doctors groups oppose routine CT scans for lung cancer, even for people at high risk Â„ smokers or those who smoked for years and quit. Dr. Kay Vydareny, professor of radiology at Emory University School of Medicine, said routine CT scans arenÂt conclusive.ÂWe know we can see a lot of nodules with CT, but we canÂt tell the difference between whatÂs cancer and whatÂs not,ÂŽ she said.Emory is participating in a study by the National Cancer Institute designed to tell whether CT scans are better than X-rays at detecting tumors. Some of the 50,000 participants get X-rays, the others CT scans. At Emory and many other hospitals, only patients referred by doctors get CT lung scans, which cost $200 to $400, but arenÂt covered by insurance unless done for diagnostic purposes. The CT scans pick up many Âfalse positives.ÂŽ Dr. Daniel Miller, surgical director of EmoryÂs thoracic oncology program, said scientists there will soon start a randomized study in which some high-risk participants will be scanned, and others observed annually. The NCIÂs study results arenÂt expected until 2010 or 2011. Moore said a CT scan Âis the gold standard for diagnosing lung cancerÂŽ because Âthere are blind places in X-rays that hide tumors.ÂŽ
NOISE, a 21-year-old multi-media branding communications agency, dominated the 2007 Southwest Florida Addy Competition, sponsored by the American Advertising Association, by winning 19 Gold awards, 23 Silver awards and Best of Show (print). The awards were presented at a ceremony last Saturday in Fort Myers. The competition was open to all advertising agencies, public relations firms, communications firms and industry suppliers with offices, or representing clients, in Southwest Florida. NOISEÂs 42 awards plus Best of Show more than tripled the total of the second-highest awarded firm (12). NOISEÂs total represented approximately 40 percent of all awards presented. The 42 awards are also twice the total of the highestwinning firm the previous year. Servicing clients throughout the country from offices in Sanibel Island, Florida and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, NOISE has been the recipient of significant media attention over the past year for outstanding creative performance and branding/ marketing results, including: ÂPortfolioÂŽ feature coverage in Adweek; two feature stories on web marketing success in ÂContent ÂIÂm talking rich enough to own your own jet,ÂŽ Gordon Gecko (Michael Douglas) said to Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) in the Â80s Oliver Stone film, ÂWall Street.ÂŽ It was GeckoÂs ultimate example of the freedoms of the super-rich. But if you canÂt afford to buy one, chartering is probably the next best option. Aeronautical Charters Inc., operating out of Page Field in Fort Myers, provides that convenience: a plane, pilot and the chance to avoid long lines, delays, occasionally irate infants, security checkpoints and other staples of major airline travel. ÂItÂs a jet powered limo, basically,ÂŽ said vice-president and pilot Glenn Frith, standing in ACIÂs hangar. ÂYou can park right over there, walk 500 feet and get on a plane. Try doing that at (Southwest Florida International Airport).ÂŽ The company flies to over 5,000 General Aviation airports nationwide plus Mexico, South America and the Caribbean, out of Page Field. It manages a fleet of six privately owned aircrafts and charters them out (the owners get a portion of the charter price). The planes and pilots are subject to strenuous standards, enforced by the FAA. ThatÂs not so when you ÂrentÂŽ an airplane, Frith said, which is something any happygo-lucky Joe Stunt-Devil with a pilotÂs license may do. ÂA lot of people rent airplanes and think theyÂre chartering them,ÂŽ he said. ÂBut theyÂre really not.ÂŽ Frith and partner Todd Carroll purchased the business in 2000, and moved it from Port Charlotte, where it had only one plane, to Page Field. Frith used to watch big jets soar in over U.S. 41 onto Page FieldÂs runway, when he grew up in Fort Myers. They were operated by companies like Eastern and National. Frith knew he wanted to fly them, too, but dreams of working for a big company were diminished by the changing nature of the industry. ÂNow, itÂs more like flying a Greyhound bus,ÂŽ Frith said. At least on a small scale, Frith FORT MYERS FLORIDA WEEKLY BUSINESS BSECTION WEEK at-a-glance Uncommon Friends golf And other networking social events in Greater Fort Myers. B10&11 Women & Money Financial advisor, and TV personality Suze Orman takes you to home buying school. B9 A GUIDE TO THE GREATER FORT MYERS BUSINESS INDUSTRYWEEK OF MARCH 13-19, 2008 Play ball Meet Todd Stephenson, he runs the show for the Boston Red Sox while theyÂre in Fort Myers B2 NOISE cleans up at 2007 SWF Addy AwardsSanibel firm wins 42 awards plus a Â‘Best in ShowÂ’ Small airline offers big convenience ACI charters private flights out of Page FieldBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@Â” orida-weekly.comSEE AIRLINE, B3 SEE NOISE, B3 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOS EVAN WILLIAMSStefanie Ink, director of charter sales and new business development for ACI Charters, exits a nine-passenger Pilatus PC-12 tur bro-prop aircraft that is one of nine aircraft in the charter companyÂs fleet. ACI also has a jet and other smaller single-engine aircraft for ch arter. ACI Charters flies to more than 5,000 General Aviation airports in the U.S. as well as Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. COURTESY PHOTO John SprecherCOURTESY PHOTO Milissa Sprecher ll fi r e m aw 4 2 t h winningf Inside : Florida Weekly wins Addy. B3 REAL ESTATE & CLASSIFIEDS FORT MYERS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE GREATER FORT MYERS REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY DSECTION WEEK OF JUNE 4-1 0, 2008FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT___________________ ______news@Â” oridaweekly.comSouthwest Florida architecture often appears to be a mishmash of Spanish and other Mediterranean influences. Sometimes itÂs an akward blend of design features from Spain or Italy or France or America. Rarely is it a purebred. Yet, when Nils and Giselle Swann decided to build a spec home for sale in the community where they live, Mediterra, they wanted authentic. They wanted a classical Tuscan villa. To make that happen, the couple, who both have European roots, spent countless hours with the architect, sifted through dozens of classic design books, poured over more than 1,500 photographs and walked the lot tire lessly. Good thing there wasnÂt a long commute to the site. ItÂs barely a stoneÂs throw from the SwannÂs residence. They live in an Italian home adjacent to this house in the Il Corsini subdivision of Mediterra. The couple wanted an Italian experience with a multitude of arches, ample columns and classic Tuscan detail all while catering to the requirements of the 21st century homeowner and a Florida lifestyle that demands easy access to the outdoors. ÂWe lived in Mediterra long enough to know what the higher-end buyer wants and we felt comfortable that Mediterra was holding its value even in this difficult market,ÂŽ said Nils Swann. ÂWe feel confident that our model home which we have named ÂAntimo,ÂŽ is a unique and tasteful Tuscan home for the discerning buyer.ÂŽ Between raising three young children and playing competitive yet friendly tennis, Giselle and Nils thought this would be a project that they co uld both contribute and have fun along the way. ÂGiselle and I thought that building a home which was 100 percent Italian vintage would have unique appeal,ÂŽ said Nils Swann. ÂBut we didnÂt really understand what 100 percent Italian would mean in terms of hours of planning and attention to details. We did know that when we walked into some very expensive homes, we felt such confluences of architecture that we never knew if we were supposed to feel as if we were in Spain, Italy, or some bordering region. ÂWe wanted to build a home which was pure in design. And we knew it had to be party-friendly; it had to have large areas for entertaining and a feeling of the outdoors being indoors.ÂŽ Having built their private residence with Boran Craig and Barber Homes, they chose them to build Antimo as well. (The home is named for the Abbey of SantÂ Antimo, one of the most beautiful Tuscan churches in Italy.) ÂBCB is known for their superior construction,ÂŽ said Nils Swann. When only Tuscan will do; this home has it allClassic design and 21st Century convenience in MediterraCOURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO The front elevation of Antimo, a 4,737-square-foot Tuscan villa for sale in Mediterra for $3,975,000. The entry foyer has a 40-foot high stair tower with a stenciled coffered ceiling.COURTESY PHOTO All room interiors are exquisitely decorated and furnished. Antimo sits on the second hole of MediterraÂs Tom Fazio-designed golf course.SEE MEDITERRA, D4 Dance Lessons ÂSix Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,ÂŽ opens at the Sugden in Naples April 23. C18 Superhero Movie YouÂre getting essentially half a movi e, but paying full price. And thatÂs only the beginning of this rip-off. C11 Drink up Wine by the glass offers flexibility. C26 Breaking Legs Read Nancy StetsonÂs review of this comedy on stage at the Florida Re p. C8 FORT MYERS FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE GREATER FORT MYERS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTION WEEK OF APRIL 9-15, 2008WEEK at-a-glance The theatrical experience Â“RentÂ” at Mann Hall SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY URVEYOR OF BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.comarc Salem can read your mind. Or so many believe. Alone on stage, heÂll tell audience members what the serial numbers are on their dollar bills, tell them what words theyÂve just read randomly in a book and where they went for their last vacation. He amazed Mike Wallace on Â60 Minutes.ÂŽ ÂƒAnd if Â60 MinutesÂŽ couldnÂt debunk him, that should give you pause. SalemÂs been astounding audiences for the past 10 years with his mind games. HeÂs had successful runs on Broadway and EnglandÂsThe Tony Award and Pul itzer Prize winning Broadway musical ÂRent,ÂŽ featuring Heinz Winckler as Roger Davis and Anwar Robinson as Tom Collins, will be on stage at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Thursday, Ap ril 10 for one performance only. Winckler was the winner of the first ÂSouth African IdolÂŽ in 2002 and the fourth place finalist in the 2003 inaugural World Idol competition, in wh ich he competed against American I dol winner Kelly Clarkson. Robinson was the seventh p lace finalist on the fourth season of Americ an Idol. On stage, Winckler played Tony in the Toronto production of West Side S tory. HeÂs also recorded three hi t albums with Sony BMG, including: ÂOne S tep Closer,ÂŽ ÂCome AliveÂŽ (both Sou th African Music Award ÂSAMAÂŽ nominees for Âbest pop albumÂŽ) and ÂMoment of Truth.ÂŽ His song, ÂOnce in a Lifetime,ÂŽ was a ÂSAMAÂŽ nominee for Âbest single.ÂŽ He performed the song ÂChasing ShadowsÂŽ for the Wal t Disney movie, ÂTreasure Planet,ÂŽ and participated in the Westlife Greatest Hits Tour in South Africa. Winckl er has received the People Magazine Award for ÂHottest Hunk,ÂŽ ÂSouth AfricaÂs Hottest ArtistÂŽ and ÂBest Male Per sonality.ÂŽ He was also featured in Cosmop olitanÂs word s wh er r er e e He He a a A A if you go >> What: Marc Salem in ÂMind Games Extra!ÂŽ >> When: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10 >>Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples >> Cost: $33 >> Information: Call (239) 597-1900 or (800) 597-1900 >>What: ÂRentÂŽ >>When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 >>Where: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, on the campus of Edison College, Fort Myers >>Cost: $30-$65 >>Information: Call (239) 481-4849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com. If you go National touring company here for one night only SEE RENT, C14 SEE MIND GAMES, C4 Statistics and news reports i ndicate Lee County foreclosures are on the rise and building permits ar e falling, but Church construction is still heaven bound. This year has seen permitted buildings for religious use i n unincorporated Lee County (not including Cape Coral, Fort Myers, or Sanibel Island) valued at over $16 million, Lee County Community Development records indicate; the highest annual value since 2000. ÂThat would trend al ong with the increase in church attendance and the increase in population growth,ÂŽ said Joan LaGuardia, a spokeswoman for the Lee County department of Community D evelopment and a former local religion repo rter. U.S. Census Bureau reports show that the general population in Lee County grew by 29.6 percent betw een 2000 and 2006, adding more than 130,000 n ewcomers. 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A29 u hey cradled them or caressed them, b ore them or married them. They cleaned them, fed them, consoled them, dressed them. They fought with them, pl ayed with them, grew up with them, or helped grow them up. They sought courage from them, or gave it to them. They feared for them, hoped for them, prayed for them, made love to them. In some cases they spent decades with them; in other cases, much less time than that. Then they lost them to war, usually i n the afternoon of a n average American day, al most always with the ap pearance outside their doors of a soldier in dress uniform. Sometimes, the y lost them again, when the personal effects arrived home weeks or months later. They were, and they rema in, mothers or fathers or grandparents or children, sisters or brothers, best friends, wives or husbands now a ssigned permanent duty as widows and w idowers. And unlike the dead, the y continue to celebrate an animate love that will always come freighted with pain. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 NEWS A25 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. >>Blacky is a brown and black Rottweiler mix whoÂ’s 7 months old and extremely playful. His favorite game is fetch, but he also likes to just be petted and loved. >>Anna is a red Australian cattle dog mix, about 9 months old. She loves posing for pictures and playing with everyone and everything. >>Bell is 2 months old and can t in the palm of your hand. A shorthaired grey tiger, sheÂ’s a little skittish at rst, but she always climbs into a lap to investigate. >>Bobcat is a short-haired domestic cat whoÂ’s 3 months old male and very inquisitive. He likes playing with the other kittens, but he also enjoys quiet time with the bigger cats. Want a Stress-Free Ride To Dolphins Home Games? Leave the Driving to Us. Cruise in Comfort!Only $65Per Person (water provided)CanÂ’t Beat That AndÂƒ ItÂs BYOB! Relax, Talk Sports & Get Your Game OnThree Convenient Pick-Up Locations Experience Naples Store @ 9:00 a.m. Beef OÂ’BradyÂ’s Â– Estero @ 9:00 a.m. 1010 6th Ave. South 20301 Grande Oaks Shoppes Blvd.Cracker Barrel Â– Naples @ 9:30 a.m.Exit #101 off of I-75 & Collier Blvd.Times are subject to change based on NFL schedule.Need More Info? Call Beth @ 239-262-7300 ext. 16Southwest FloridaÂ’s Premiere Destination Management Company offering the largest private fleet of vehicles to meet all your transportation needs. Toll Free: 800-592-0848 Local: 239-262-1914 1010 6th Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102 www.NaplesEventPlanningAndTours.com Go To Our Website www.NTTEP.com13Get Your Sign-Up Form & Submit2 Click On This:Reservations Are Quick & EasyÂ…Adopting an adult dog from a shelter is a wonderful thing to do. But sometimes people are hesitant to try it because they worry their new pet wonÂt be reliable in the house and canÂt be made so because of the myth that Âold dogs canÂt learn new tricks.ÂŽ If youÂre stalling on adoption or are already struggling with an adult dog who doesnÂt seem to Âget it,ÂŽ take heart: You can teach an adult dog to do his business outside. Before you start training, though, you must be sure that what you have is a behavior problem and not a physical problem. This is especially true with a dog who has been reliable in the past. You wonÂt be able to train your pet if heÂs struggling with an illness. So check with your veterinarian first for a complete checkup. If youÂve ruled out medical problems, house-training an adult dog uses the same principles as house-training a puppy, except you have to be even more diligent because you need to do some Âuntraining,ÂŽ too. And a lot of cleaning: You must thoroughly clean any soiled area with enzymatic cleaner (available through petsupply outlets) to eliminate the smell that invites repeat business. YouÂll need to teach your dog whatÂs right before you can correct him for whatÂs wrong. To do this, spend a couple of weeks ensuring that he has nothing but successes PET TALES By DR. MARTY BECKER and GINA SPADAFORI_________________Universal Press SyndicateDoggie do rightby never giving him the opportunity to make a mistake. HereÂs how: Â€ Leash him to you in the house so you can monitor his every move during his training period. If he starts to mess, tell him Âno,ÂŽ take him outside, and give him a command for going (Âhurry up,ÂŽ Âgo potty,ÂŽ etc.). Then praise him for doing right, so he starts to understand what you want. Â€ Put him in a crate whenever heÂs not on leash with you. ItÂs not unfair during training to leave him in a crate for four or five hours at a stretch Â„ assuming, of course, that heÂs getting his regular daily exercise. Â€ Take him outside first thing in the morning, as soon as you get home from work and just before you go to bed (when you put him in his crate for the night). Always remember to give your ÂgoÂŽ command, and praise him when he does as you wish. I find that people never seem shy about punishing their dogs, but too often forget to praise them Â„ they take it for granted that the dog should do the right thing. Never, ever forget the praise! If youÂve been consistent, your dog likely will get a good idea of whatÂs expected of him within a couple of weeks, and you can start giving him a little freedom. DonÂt let him have the run of the house yet. Keep his area small, and let him earn the house, room by room, as he proves his understanding of the house rules. Accidents happen. If you catch him in the act, tell him Âno,ÂŽ take him outside, and give him the chance to set things right. Give your ÂgoÂŽ command, and praise him if he does. Clean up the mess inside promptly and thoroughly, so he wonÂt feel inclined to refresh his smell there. DonÂt punish him for any messes you find. If you arenÂt catching him, youÂre not keeping close enough tabs on him. Go back to the crate and leash, and start over.If you continue to have problems, ask your veterinarian for a referral to a veterinary behaviorist. One-on-one assistance can pinpoint the problems in your training regimen and get you both on the right track. Adult dogs can learn to be reliable in the house just as puppies can.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 The National Marrow Donor Program, in conjunction with Community Blood Centers of South Florida, has partnered with students from Florida Gulf Coast University to host an FGCU ÂMarrowthonÂŽ to help raise awareness about the need for bone marrow and cord blood donors. Interested students and university staff will be able to register for the NMDP donor list from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at FGCU between the Wellness Center and Howard Hall. The NMDP works to connect patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases in need of a bone marrow or cord blood transplant with matching donors across the country. Since 1987, the organization has helped more than 30,000 patients receive the transplants necessary for their survival. On average, more than 300 patients receive transplants through the program each month. NMDP representatives will be at FGCU to answer questions and will perform cheek swabs on those want to join the registry. Donors must be in good health and over 18 years old. After joining, donors remain on the registry until they reach the age of 61 unless they request to be removed. Donating is voluntary, even after joining the registry.For more information about the FGCU Marrowthon, contact event coordinator Jennifer Gallmeier at (941) 234-8724 or Community Blood Centers marrow program director Marie Moore at (954) 777-2653. For more information about the National Bone Marrow Program, visit www.marrow.org. FGCU Â‘MarrowthonÂ’ seeks bone marrow, cord blood donorsHOLISTIC HEALTH NOTEBOOK We are quickly headed into the cold and flu season. When I hear coughing and sneezing around me, I feel like covering my nose and mouth so I donÂt inhale someone elseÂs germs. But we cannot avoid exposure. Germs are everywhere, especially our hands. DonÂt shake hands! Not really. We should not be so afraid of catching something that we squirrel ourselves away like little nuts in the winter. We should enjoy the company of those around us but at the same time, how do we build our immune system so we donÂt catch every bug that floats around? My personal antiflu program has worked well for several decades. It will probably work well for you, too but you need to start now. Here are the elements of a strong immune system: NO SUGAR! You have heard that before, havenÂt you? Did you know that sugar renders the immune system powerless for several hours after indulgence? Sugar feeds pathogenic bacteria, which you do not want to do. Stay away the white stuff, even during the upcoming holiday season. Get plenty of rest. I am fanatical about getting eight hours of sleep each night. Sleeping well gives your body the chance to rebuild and repair. Your body can more easily fight incoming invaders if it is well rested. My kids know not to call me after 10 p.m. unless their house is on fire and they canÂt reach the fire department because I am in bed, asleep. I take nutrients that help support my own immune system because my own internal fighting force (immune system) is my best ally against illness. Pharmaceuticals have their place, no question about it, but nutrients feed my body. One of my favorite nutrient blends provides lots of vitamin C, zinc, and a potpourri of Asian mushrooms that are known to support the immune system. Reishi, shiitake, fu-ling, turkey tail, oyster, cordyceps, and maitake are ÂkinglyÂŽ herbs from Asia that are highly revered for their immune supportive properties. IÂm taking it to prevent. One tablet per day will (hopefully) keep the bad guys away. Â„ Carol is a certified lifestyle educator at the offices of Dr. Alan Gruning in Fort Myers, 939-3303. She owns the Island Nutrition Center on Sanibel, 472-4499. carol SIMONTACCHI firstname.lastname@example.orgMy personal anti- u program s omeone e l seÂs g erms. n ot avoid ex p osure. e verywhere, espe nd s. DonÂt s h a k e y We should aid of c at c h n g t h at we s e l ves awa y u t s in t he h o uld o m se u t e o r e h g d want t the d u r ho r e a h e i n bo re Y u i s o c anÂ t dep a am i n I t a h e l p s i mmun e Did you know that sugar renders the immune system powerless for several hours after indulgence? 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! DonÂ’t Wait Until ItÂ’s Too Late!Trade-up program! Toll Free: 888-MJR-STRM StormSmart.com239-938-1000 Â• 239-403-9092 Major Storm SaysÂ“Now is the time to trade-up!Â”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 didnÂ’t purchase from us... we can help! Be Smart... With Storm Smart Intelligent Storm Protection.FREE in-home consultation FORT MYERSNAPLES Lic.#CRC056857
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 NEWS A27 Kitchen Art can do it all, from a small bathroom to a total kitchen remodel. Our team of design professionals has the expertise to help guide you througn the choices to turn your home into a work of ART.At Kitchen Art ... we put your dreams within reach! www.kitchenartdesigncenter.com Â• 11681 Lacy Lane Â• Ft. Myers239-591-1711Call for a FREE estimate! The Leading Provider of Family and Urgent Care Medicine in Southwest Florida NAPLES URGENT CARE WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC The way medicine should be! SPECIAL FALL OFFER:FLU SHOTSJUST $15.00 Sat. & Sun. 9am-2pmWithout an appointment and without the wait.239-597-8000 New! Rx email@example.com Whenever anyone uses the word ÂnormalÂŽ in my presence, I feign a whole body shudder. I say I feign a shudder because I am not really experiencing disdain. The truth of the matter is that I am intrigued by the concept of normality.I have discovered that many others are also fascinated by the thin red line that separates normal from abnormal. In at least this one regard, even I am (shudder) normal. I have read many writings that deal with this distinction. I love the anecdotal accounts and informal surveys that puzzle over how the normal majority brush our teeth, use our toilet paper, bite our toenails, wiggle our ears, organize our wallets, lie, malinger, skip meals, weigh ourselves, sweat, fart, deal with unwanted phone calls, keep a gun, finish books, read horoscopes, have one night stands, sleep with a stuffed animal, or save rubber-bands. The list of possible themes of behavior observation in order to ascertain the typical is really endless. While these idiographic wonderings are fun, my serious interest is piqued most by analysis of the Gaussian bell curve. Playing with a quincunx board materializes the concept. To make one, simply hammer MUSINGS nails into a board, one nail on the first line, two on the second, three on the third, and so on continuing this pattern. Then drop a marble onto the top nail, and watch it fall through the nail matrix into a row of bins placed below the last row of pins. The more marbles you drop, the clearer the pattern becomes. More marbles fall into the center bins, creating a normal (shudder) distribution. In fact, the marbles fall into the bins in predictable percentages. LetÂs say there are eight bins along the bottom. Then about 68 percent of the marbles will fall in the two center bins; about 27 percent into the bins next to the center bins on both sides; about 4 percent in the next two outer bins on each side; and the remaining few in the outermost bins on each side. The shape is the bell curve, the normal (shudder) distribution. To reach the bin on the far left, the marble must fall to the left of every nail. The far right and far left bins have only one path of entry. There are many paths the marble can take to get into the middle bins. The way I look at it, I best understand the middle bins, the (shudder) normal, by examining the outliers, those who fall into the outermost bins. As I look at the heavily populated middle bins, the questions seem to evanesce. Everything seems given, obvious, clear. Nothing stands out for observation. ÂEverybody has always done it this way.ÂŽ That seems justification enough. The small voices that doubt the universally supposed presence of the emperorÂs new clothes seem to come from observing the outer bins, or from those in the outer bins themselves. From the outer bins there is enough distance to gain perspective on the questions that disappear in the heavily Norm Allpopulated normal (shudder) middle. What simply passes as not requiring explanation in the normal (shudder) zone can be elucidated by the very being of the outliers. And so the middle bins are eternally fascinated: Why do some people voluntarily amputate their limbs? Or cut holes in their skulls (trepanation)? Or starve themselves to death? Why do people hang themselves up on hooks piercing their skin? What can I discover about my theory of mind, my realization that others have hidden internal thoughts like my own, from people on the autistic spectrum who do not spontaneously know this? Or what do the Lance Armstrongs, the Van Goghs, the Mother Teresas tell us about our own possibilities? Therese Martin, the French Christian mystic saint of the late 19th century, tells the story in her autobiography of an older sister who came to Therese and another younger sister. She had a treasure basket full of ribbons and fabrics to make baubles. This older sister felt that she was too old for such play. So she offered the booty to these two younger siblings. ThereseÂs sister reached in tentatively and selected a colorful ball of wool. Therese looked into the basket for a moment, grabbed the whole basket, and triumphantly announced, ÂI choose all.ÂŽ No one thought to argue with that. It seemed so right. I, too, choose all. I recognize that there is no human experience that is alien to me. All outliers live in me as I peer deeply into the treasure of myself. And it is often in peering into the most unlikely outlier places that I find myself and others most Â„ Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.clearly. I realize the collapse of national boundaries and of limited personal identity. Inside and outside distinctions disintegrate. It is like seeing a series of bottles under the sea, each filled with the sea. Each little sea inside each little bottle seems so distinct, so separate. Yet when I dive beneath and break the bottles, the sea is again one. We discover that the earlier edges are arbitrary. There have been long ago bottles of dinosaurs, and bottles of the ancient kingdoms, and bottles of outliers now and middle ÂnormalsÂŽ to come. As I choose all, all is one in me. And all this has been, is now, and will be is in the sea of this pirate. And as you swallow my outlandish, outliar words all this piracy is in you, too. Indeed, the norm is all. And the all is totally normal and highly improbable.
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Chamber luncheon And other business events around town. B9 & 10 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTION WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 WEEK at-a-glance Going places Mary Ann RamseyÂ’s work itinerary includes making plans for Betty Maclean Travel clients on the go. B2 Bay watch Check out this $14,500,000 estate on Naples Bay. B13 Clothing stores, kitchen boutique open for business at The MercatoThree national retailers Â„ Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Sur La Table and Coldwater Creek Â„ have opened at The Mercato, joining Whole Foods, The Capital Grille, BooksA-Million and several specialty shops at the new lifestyle center in North Naples.Jos. A. Bank Clothiers was established in 1905 and is one of the nationÂs leading retailers of menÂs classically styled clothing, footwear and accessories. The company sells its full product line through 450 retail locations in 42 states and the District of Columbia, a nationwide catalog and online. This is the first location in Collier County for the Hampstead, Md.-based company. Founded at SeattleÂs Pike Place Market in 1972, Sur La Table was inspired by the kitchen stores found in Paris at that time. The chain carries premium-quality tools and serving pieces, ingredients, appliances and barware. Sur La Table has more than 70 retail locations around the country; the Mercato store is its fourth in Florida. Based in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek began in 1984 as a home business and has expanded to more than 10,000 employees in 376 stores and outlets in the United States, including 27 in Florida. The Mercato is taking shape on 53 acres at the intersection of U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road. A joint venture of The Lutgert Companies and the Barron Collier Companies, when complete it will provide nearly 330,000 square feet of main street-style retail and restaurants, 140,000 square feet of Class A office space and 175 luxury residential units. For information, visit www.MercatoNaples. com or call 594-9400. The traditional image of the American dream has a happy family, a house with a white picket fence, two cars in the driveway and Fido in the back yard. For many in Southwest Florida, the ideal image also includes a boat Â„ even though that element is being threatened by economic and political turbulence. One in three households here owns a motorized vessel, according to the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. There are about 70,000 registered boats in Collier and Lee counties (20,000 and 50,000, respectively). And the marine industry is an $18.4 billion per year business in Florida, twice that of the citrus industry. ItÂs the lifeblood of marinas that rent and sell boats and boat slips, and that service and repair boats. But local marina owners say business has lagged because people are buying fewer boats and taking shorter, if not fewer, excursions, for various reasons. ÂItÂs been the story of rising costs in a deflating economy, and that creates a challenge for people continuing to boat,ÂŽ said Scott Hopkins, general manager at Cedar Bay Yacht Club on Marco Island. The cost of boat insurance increased after a rough hurricane season in 2005. Then the housing market started falling apart, gas prices skyrocketed and the cost of raw materials went up. Most recently, the stock market collapse rocked an already turbulent election season and made the summer doldrums for some boat dealers worse than usual. ÂFor the industry as a whole, boat sales have really been a challenge in the last two years,ÂŽ said Matt Hanson, an owner at Salty SamÂs Marina on Fort Myers Beach. ÂThe buyers are few and far between.ÂŽ Marinas have felt the effects to different degrees, with those offering diverse services suffering less in the wake of the downturn. Convenience stores and delis can help the bottom line, as can full-service restaurants, theme-park like shopping, special trips and entertainment. Salty SamÂs has an array of attractions. The marinaÂs Parrot Key Caribbean Grill is a lunch and dinner spot popular with boaters and non-boaters alike. Pieces of Eight, a 65-foot replica of a Spanish galleon pirate ship at the marina, has live entertainment onboard. The Key West Express that ferries passengers to and from Key West also docks at Salty SamÂs. ÂI donÂt know if thereÂs any other marina you could compare us to,ÂŽ Mr. Hanson said of his 30-acre property that has 135 wet slips and 250 dry slips. HisDiverse services help marinas stay afloat in turbulent economic and political seasBY EVAN WILLIAMS _______________________ewilliams@Â” oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTOÂ“People who want to enjoy boating in Florida still go boating...Â” Â—Barry Marshall, regional president of MarineMax SEE MARINAS, B7 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOThe Mercato at U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 BUSINESS PROFILE Some of the best clients of Betty Maclean Travel, Inc., the high-profile Naples travel agency that celebrates its 30th anniversary in February, have never set foot in the firmÂs tastefully appointed offices or laid eyes on its owner, Mary Ann Ramsey.This rather unusual circumstance results from the fact that roughly 40 percent of Betty MacleanÂs clients are from outside of Naples and Southwest Florida. ÂWe have lots of clients from California, Chicago, the northeast,ÂŽ explains Ms. Ramsey. ÂSo, as a result, many of them have never been to our offices.ÂŽ This national reach bears testimony to the reputation that Betty Maclean has achieved under Ms. RamseyÂs leadership. ÂMuch of the business (outside of Naples and Southwest Florida) came about through word-of-mouth from satisfied clients,ÂŽ she says. ÂSomeone will be on a trip and ask one of our clients who put together (their travel package). That sort of thing.ÂŽ But that is not the sole reason. Betty Maclean employs aggressive marketing and promotion directed by Carla Malachowski, the agencyÂs New York-based executive vice president. ÂCarla has done a great job bringing us exposure,ÂŽ Ms. Ramsey notes. Still, the core of the agencyÂs business is local travelers, and Naples and Southwest Florida provide a solid foundation. ÂThe people who live here are interested in a variety of life experiences, and this is reflected in their travel preferences,ÂŽ Ms. Ramsey says. ÂThey tend not to do the same thing over and over.ÂŽ Providing varied experiences is a Betty Maclean forte, and Ms. Ramsey is a prime example. Her personal specialties include multigenerational family travel, private jet travel, safaris to Africa and India and something even more exotic: space travel. ÂThatÂs true,ÂŽ she says with a laugh when asked about the space experience. ÂWeÂre working with Virgin Galactic, and the first flights are expected in 2010.ÂŽ The sub-orbital flights, which include four to five minutes of weightlessness, will cost a flat $200,000. So far, Ms. Ramsey says, none of her clients have signed up, but there is definite interest. ÂOur staple is the unusual,ÂŽ she says. ÂOur base always has been that we donÂt focus on any one geographic area. We focus on every geographic area.ÂŽ A native of Michigan, Ms. Ramsey grew up in Detroit. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned a degree from The School of Hospitality Business, with an emphasis on tourism. In May of this year, she was elected president of The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association. She moved to Naples in 1979, when her husband accepted a job here, and began work at Betty Maclean. She became a partner in 1983, and then purchased the agency in 1986 when Ms. Maclean retired. Today Ms. Ramsey employs about 30 people. The business has continued to thrive, even in the face of two daunting challenges: the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and the economic downturn this year. Surprisingly, Ms. Ramsey says 9/11 seemed to intensify her clientsÂ determination to travel Â„ especially with their families. ÂThere was a real surge in family travel (post-9/11),ÂŽ she observes. ÂPeople didnÂt want to leave their families behind. They wanted to be with their families. And they generally kept their travel plans.ÂŽ While other businesses are struggling in todayÂs economy, Ms. Ramsey insists that Betty Maclean has not been affected. She declines to give specific dollar figures, but she professes to be Âvery pleasedÂŽ with revenues for the current year and says projections for next year are Âabout the same.ÂŽ Tangible evidence of the agencyÂs success is the 6,200-square-foot-building at 2245 Venetian Court that the company moved into on July 1. The building reflects its ownerÂs sense of understated style and features private offices for travel consultants Â„ something not always found at smaller agencies. Outside of work, Ms. Ramsey enjoys travel and Michigan State football. Sometimes she combines the two, as she did recently when she left the office to depart for East Lansing, where she would see Michigan State play Wisconsin (on Saturday, Nov. 1, the Spartans pulled out a 25-24 win). Not long after the football trip, she was headed to Zambia. ÂThis, to me, is not a job or even a career,ÂŽ she says. ÂThis is my lifeÂs passion, and the wonderful thing is that the others here feel the same way.ÂŽ Oh, about those planned trips into sub-orbital space. Would Ms. Ramsey go for that? ÂYou bet,ÂŽ she says. ÂIn a second.ÂŽ Being well traveled is all in a dayÂ’s workBY BILL CORNWELL ____________________news@Â” oridaweekly.com Mary Ann RamseyJIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (ÂPNCÂŽ) provides investment and wealth management, Â“duciary services, FDIC-insured banki ng products and services and lending and borrowing of funds through its subsidiaries, PNC Bank, National Association and PNC Bank, Delaware, which are Members FDIC. PNC does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. Investments: Not FDIC Insured. No Bank Guarantee. May Lose Value. 2008 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved. *As of June 30, 2008. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 Craig Ekonomos has joined Crifasi Real Estate, Inc. in Naples as director of property services. He will be responsible for sales, leasing and marketing of Crifasi properties as well as property management. Mr. Ekonomos relocated to Naples from Sarasota, where he began his career in commercial leasing with Benderson Development. More recently he was an associate with Charlotte Development Corporation in Charlotte County. He was the corporate art director for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.Âs Florida operations from 1995-2001. Crifasi Real Estate specializes in commercial and office properties, leasing, land development, property management and maintenance.Paul Fonseca and Shirlene Streetman have joined the sales team at Weichert, REALTORS On the Gulf and will serve clients in Collier and Lee counties. Both Mr. Fonseca and Ms. Streetman belong to the REALTOR Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. Before moving to Florida, Mr. Fonseca earned membership in the New Jersey Million Dollar Sales Club for several years. Ms. Streetman, Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., announces Alison Kalb and Jutta Lopez have joined the company. Ms. Kalb will work from the Vanderbilt office; Ms. Lopez is at the Premier Gallery of Real Estate in the Northern Trust Building on US 41. Ms. Kalb is an Accredited Buyer Representative and a member of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS. Ms. Lopez founded the Natural Resources Group in CollierÂs Reserve, co-chaired the start-up of its WomenÂs Club and was on the boardÂs membership committee. She has been involved in numerous cultural and charitable initiatives, including The von Leibig Art Center, The Conservancy and The Boys and Girls Club of Naples.Kim Boyer and Jim Brown have joined the sales staff at Levitan-McQuaid Real Estates Services. Ms. Boyer came to Naples from Alaska and spent four years in Naples, Italy, with the Navy. Mr. Brown is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services was recently formed by partners Ann Levitan and Tiffany McQuaid; the new company has offices in the Publix plaza at The Strand in North Naples.returned to her home state to open the office in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Ms. Morgenstern remains in Naples to serve the firmÂs clients here. Founded in 2000, WordPlay provides professional communications services to businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals.Susan Bellina Joyce Maloney and John H. Gardiner are new sales associates in the Naples and Bonita Springs locations of Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Ms. Bellina specializes in waterfront property in the Bonita Beach and Barefoot Beach areas. She holds the CRS and GRI designations and is a member of the Bonita Springs-Estero, Florida and National Associations of Realtors. Ms. Maloney specializes in luxury gated communities. A Certified Luxury Homes Specialist, she belongs to the Florida and National Associations of Realtors. Prior to moving to Naples, Mr. Gardiner owned a general insurance and real estate company in Rhode Island. Locally, he has worked for U.S. Homes, Lely Realty, John Gardiner Realty and Help-U-Sell Action Realty. He has earned the CSP designation and is a member of the Naples, Florida and National Associations of Realtors. In the Naples office of Downing-Frye, sales leader for the month was Chris Braun and the listing leader was Vicki Harrison ; in the Bonita Springs office, Melinda Sullivan was recognized as the sales leader for the month and Debra Pappas-Burback was honored as the listing leader. Scott Kellett, J.D. president of Bank of Florida Trust Company, was a featured panelist at the Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaÂs ÂNew Horizons: Wealth Management and the Global LandscapeÂŽ conference last month in Atlanta. As one of three panelists for the session titled Perspectives on the Competitive Landscape and Changing Business Model, Mr. Kellett provided insights into the U.S. equity and credit markets in light of the recent federal intervention and the resulting impacts on wealth-management companies. He has 15 years of experience in private banking, trust and estate administration, and estate and tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and foundations. He is a member of the board of directors for the Florida Bankers Association Florida Trust School.Teresa Morgenstern and Tracy Southers APR, the principals of WordPlay, Inc., a full-service public relations and communications firm, announce the opening of a new office in Texas. Ms. Southers has ON THE MOVE SEE ON THE MOVE, B5 sound advice. Banking Kellett Ekonomos Boyer Fonseca Brown Southers Public Relations Real Estate
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 BUSINESS B5 First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, an independent community bank opening in Naples in January 2009, has exceeded its minimum level of initial capital of $36.4 million. In keeping with the desire to be a locally owned community bank, the organizers will continue to accept subscriptions up to the maximum level of capital of $43.2 million.The new bank will have its headquarters and main banking office at 3560 Kraft Road; a second office will open in March 2009 at 811 Anchor Rode Drive. First National Bank of the Gulf Coast is led by Gary Tice as chairman and CEO and Garrett Richter as president. Both men were involved in the founding of First National Bank of Naples, which was acquired by Fifth Third Bank in 2005.First National Bank of the Gulf Coast reaches milestone Sunbelt O ce Furniture239-566-2857 www.ofdc-inc.com e solution for all your healthcare environment needs ON THE MOVE From page 4formerly a real estate broker in California, specializes in residential sales and rental, property management, foreclosures and investments. The Vineyards has named Barbara McLaughlin top sales associate for the month of October. A Naples resident since 1998, Ms. McLaughlin has 28 years of real estate experience from Connecticut to Coral Springs, Fla., where she moved in 1977.McLaughlin Ellis Travel Law Woods The Miami-based law firm of Freidin Â€ Dobrinsky recently sponsored the 2008 Collier County Bar Judicial Appreciation Reception at the Inn on Fifth in Naples. The event that honored Collier Betty Maclean Travel, Inc. of Naples has named Jen Mitchell as travel consultant specializing in cruises and adventure travel. Ms. Mitchell was previously a travel consultant with Cruise Holidays of Tallahassee. She has earned the Elite Cruise Counselor professional designation from Cruise Lines International Association and is also a Hawaii Destination Specialist, a graduate of Holland America Line Academy and a specialist with Crystal Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. County judges and their assistants was hosted by the Collier County Bar AssociationÂs Trial Law Section and was attended by members of the Collier County Bar. Among those at the reception were Gregory Woods Cynthia Ellis and Philip Freidin .Streetman Freidin ÂWe are extremely pleased to exceed the minimum level of initial capital required to open the bank,ÂŽ Mr. Tice said. He added it is especially gratifying that 80 percent of the investors who purchased shares in the bank are from Southwest Florida. Joining Mr. Tice and Mr. Richter on the bankÂs executive management team are C.C. Coghill, senior executive vice president and chief credit officer, and Robert Reichert, senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Both have extensive banking industry experience and served in similar positions with the former First National Bank.The board of directors of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast consists of local business and community leaders with diverse perspectives, skill sets and a first-hand understanding of the needs of business owners and residents in Naples. They are: Thomas Brewer president of Brewer Carpet and Design Center, Inc; Stone Mountain; Floors Now, LLC; and Prosource. Brian Cobb president and principal shareholder of CobbCorp, a media merger and acquisition company. Edgar Davis president of Edgar E. Davis, P.A., and also of Davis Solutions, Inc. Jeffrey Davis CEO of the Davis Group, Inc., a research and consulting firm. Dulce Dudley M.D., a pediatrician who is a past president of the Collier County Medical Society. Robert Feerick chairman of Horizon Partners, Ltd.David Gomer a Cape Coral resident who has been in banking for more than 40 years.Paulette Kempfer co-owner of Kempfer Design Group. James Lindsay a self-employed Realtor. Edward Mace owner of Edward J. Mace, CPA, and COO of Ribek Corporation. Donald Major president of Summit Medical Supplies, Inc. Thomas OÂReilly owner/operator and treasurer of Adams & OÂReilly, Inc., which operates 20 area McDonaldÂs franchises. Daniel Patnode co-owner of Patnode & Patnode, LLC. Calvin Pratt owner of Pratt Shoes. Joseph C. Smallwood, Jr. CEO and president of BCB Homes, Inc.Timothy Weidle COO of BCB Homes, Inc.Robert Zellers CEO of Tamiami Ford. For information, call First National Bank of the Gulf Coast at 348-8000 or visit www. fnbofgc.com. Tice Richter YOU WONÂT JUST BUY A CAR, YOUÂLL OWN A LEGEND! LARGE INVENTORY OF CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED & NEW PORSCHE AND MASERATI VEHICLES! CERTIFIED PORSCHE/MASERATI SALES & LEASING CONSULTANT(239) 938-6577 FOR YOUR PERSONAL PORSCHE EXPERIENCE (239) 938-6577
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 BUSINESS MEETINGS The American Business WomenÂs Association Neapolitan Chapter holds its Holiday Auction and Member Talent Show beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Hilton Naples. Reservations must be made by noon Thursday, Nov. 13, online at www. abwaneapolitan.org or by calling 592-1875. Admission is $30; talent show entry fee is $20.Regular meetings of the ABWA Neapolitan Chapter take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton. 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. Call 354-3224. Goal Setters Business Network International holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. For information, call Lola Moore at 398-3006 or Kelly Salmons at 597-0787. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds a Business Challenges workshop from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Kensington Country Club. TIB Bank and others will provide specific tools for budgeting and obtaining loans. Cost is $10.The chamberÂs next Wake Up Naples meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Hilton Naples, and will feature a panel discussion about the Collier County economy with Clark Hill, general manager of the Hilton; Kent Ellert, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank; and Bill Spinelli of Titan Custom Homes. Cost is $20 for chamber members, $25 for others. For more information, call 2626376 or visit www.napleschamber.org. SCORE the Service Corps of Retired Executives, Naples/Collier Chapter, presents ÂBookkeeping with QuickBooks,ÂŽ a workshop for small businesses. Instructors will be Peggy Maltarich, CPA and SCORE Naples treasurer and education co-director, and Cheryl Willett, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor; the sponsor is Scullin & Sobelman, PA. The class is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Collier County Public Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. The workshop is free, but registration in advance is required. Visit www.scorenaples. org or call 430-0081. The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network holds its monthly networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, at Estero Embassy Suites Hotel. The event is sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast UniversityÂs Small Business Development Center. Attendees will share tips and learn how others have succeeded in the small business community and will be able to network with attorneys, CPAs, insurance agents, business consultants, lenders and bankers. Deadline for registration is noon, Tuesday, Nov. 18. Cost is $15 for SBRN members and $20 for guests. Call Lorna Kibbey at FGCU, 745-3700. The Zonta Club of Naples meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Naples. For a luncheon reservation, call Sally Sitta at 262-1283. Members and guests are urged to save the date for the clubÂs Fourth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon planned for Friday, March 20, at The Strand Country Club. Tickets are $80 and can be reserved by calling Honey Gardiner at 598-9058. THE MOTLEY FOOL HereÂs how to keep a level head: Â€ Breathe Â„ really. Take several, slow, deep breaths. This can slow your heart rate and your racing mind. Â€ Take control. Separate what you can control from what you canÂt. If the Dow plunges or a company you own cuts its dividend, you have no control over that. All you can do is reassess the long-term health of your portfolio and decide whether or not you want to make any adjustments. ThatÂs your sphere of control. Â€ Always come back to the business. 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One of the nationÂs largest boat dealers, MarineMax has seven locations in Florida, including one in Naples and another in Fort Myers.ÂA lot of it is preventative maintenance,ÂŽ Barry Marshall, regional president of MarineMax on FloridaÂs west coast said. His father started the business in Clearwater 25 years ago. ÂLike with your car, if you get the oil changed itÂs going to last longer.ÂŽIn the second quarter of fiscal 2007, MarineMax made $325.1 million, compared to $233.3 million during the same time this year, a 28 percent drop in revenue, reported the Naples Daily News.To combat the idling economy, MarineMax has stepped up some services. ÂSo many businesses we see are cutting back services,ÂŽ Mr. Marshall said. ÂWeÂre the exact opposite. WeÂre trying to raise the bar.ÂŽ The company continues to teach free lessons with the purchase of a boat and offers lifetime refresher courses. It also hosts free seminars such as ÂWomen on Water,ÂŽ a docking class for female skippers.The company also appeals to boaters with a ÂGetawaysÂŽ program of excursions planned for customers. As many as 20 or 30 boats travel flotilla-style to nearly destinations such as St. Petersburg and the Keys. To keep costs to a minimum, many MarineMax Getaways are kept to one day, and boaters cruise at lower RPMs to save gas. ÂWeÂre probably doing six to10 trips per weekÂŽ among the companyÂs Gulf coast locations, Mr. Marshall said. For MarineMax, the negative effects of the economic plunge have been relatively mild. ÂOur business has taken a downturn, but not a big one,ÂŽ Mr. Marshall said. ÂPeople who want to enjoy boating in Florida still go boating,ÂŽ even if they have to take shorter trips At Naples Boat Mart, owner Phil Osborne Sr. describes two types of customers: those who choose boating as their main recreation, and those who own a big boat they use only a few times a year. The latter, he said, Âbelong to the country club and arenÂt that serious about boating.ÂŽ The second group is where Naples Boat Mart has seen a drop in sales, Mr. Osborne said. ÂTheyÂre not buying. TheyÂre taking their boats out of the water, and some of them are selling.ÂŽ Recreational boaters, on the other hand, Âare going to be out on the water come hell or high water.ÂŽ Sales to these customers have not changed much, he said, adding boats such as Grady Whites continue to attract buyers. Where national statistics say boat sales are down 30 percent to 40 percent, Mr. Osborne said sales at Naples Boat Mart are off only about 15 percent since last year. Caloosa Isle Boat Sales and Service sells new and used boats from locations in Naples and Cape Coral. Owner Tom Cullen started the fractional ownership Caloosa Isle Yacht Club last month as a way to diversify. Club members pay a monthly fee to have a boat at their disposal without the hassles of ownership, such as insurance, storage or maintenance. ÂItÂs geared toward addressing peopleÂs lack of time to care for the boat and trying to highlight the pleasures of being on the water without the responsibilities,ÂŽ Mr. Cullen said. On the positive side of boat sales in these tough economic times, marina owners say big boats are selling better than smaller ones. ÂFor some reason, boats over 60 feet seem to be selling really well,ÂŽ Mr. Hanson of Salty SamÂs said. For some marinas, the stock market collapse and the presidential elections both halted business abruptly, but temporarily. ÂWhen the banking crisis hit the news, it was just like people were watching hurricane coverage on The Weather Channel,ÂŽ said Caloosa IsleÂs Mr. Cullen. But things improved. ÂAs we got into the week just before the election, we saw buying activity increase. Since Election Day, weÂve seen another increase in activity. ÂI guess the certainty of the election Â„ regardless of the winner Â„ has helped some people.ÂŽ Mr. Cullen added, however, that the bailout package Congress passed in September hasnÂt helped his customers obtain credit to purchase boats. ÂMany of our buyers finance their purchases, so that money is supposed to be providing liquidity,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt is supposed to help the banks finance the end users.ÂŽ Salty SamÂs partner Mr. Hanson said he hasnÂt seen the banking crisis or the bailout package affect business Â„ at least not immediately. He said fuel prices that dropped from near $5 in September to $2.67 last week, and beautiful weather, have spurred boaters onto the water. But he agreed electing a president was good for business, because boat purchases might have been put on hold while people weighed the candidates. ÂI talked to a lot of people in the industry at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show,ÂŽ he said. ÂThereÂs been a consensus that the election did alleviate some of that uncertainty. No matter who they were for or against, I think people are relieved to know where weÂre going now.ÂŽ Reporter Justin Mullin contributed to this article.MARINASFrom page 1
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The Economic Development Council of Collier County will present a Cleantech market briefing featuring Consul General of Israel Ofer Bavly on Tuesday morning, Nov. 25, at the Hilton Naples. The session will begin at 7:30 a.m. with an overview about Cleantech initiatives in Florida presented by CleantechÂs Matt Hudson. ÂThe state of Florida is committed to advancing Cleantech research and business development,ÂŽ Mr. Hudson said, adding his goal is Âto utilize our regionÂs educational resources, business development and foreign trade zone to encourage economic development through bi-lateral trade between Israel and Southwest Florida.ÂŽ Mr. Bavly will discuss IsraelÂs green technology program. With more than 100 companies that provide solutions in the renewable energy field, Israel has extensive technological infrastructure in various industries. The government and commercial companies collaborate to bring research and innovation to the forefront that leads the efforts in the fields of solar energy, utilization and management of water resources, geothermal technologies, bio-fuel research, energy management and conservation and desertification. Israel has the highest proportion of scientists and engineers per capita and has more solar panels per person than any other country in the world. Florida Gulf Coast University recently broke ground for a new solar field, one of the largest in the world. When fully operational by midsummer 2009, it will provide as much as 20 percent of the campusÂ electrical energy. ÂAs FGCU continues to ramp up its environmentally sustainable initiatives, we are excited about the possibilities of sharing ideas and developing new partnerships with Israel in this and other areas of mutual interest,ÂŽ said FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw. Admission to the market briefing is $20 for EDC investors and $25 for others. Registration in advance is required and can be done on by visiting www. eNaplesFlorida.com or by calling 2638989, ext. 103. A free seminar about preventing foreclosure will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Moss Hall on the campus of Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples. The session is designed for employers, non-profit social service agencies, property managers, ministersÂ associations, faith-based groups, homeowners association governing body members and anyone interested in learning about foreclosure prevention as well as about the resources available to assist those facing potential foreclosure. Members of the Collier County Foreclosure Task Force, a grassroots cooperative effort between Legal Aid Service of Collier County and the Collier County Bar Association, will conduct the seminar. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B13 In todayÂs times of economic turmoil, nothing about the real estate market is easy for anyone involved. Homebuyers in search of that once-ina-lifetime bargain are afraid to commit until theyÂre certain the market has hit bottom, while sellers want to sell in a reasonable amount of time and still walk away with some cash in their pockets. Agents, meanwhile, attempt to find a balance between the two and strike a deal that makes both parties relatively happy. As homes sit on the market longer and buyers and sellers tend to grow more frustrated, marketing is key, which is why some agents are gravitating toward innovative concepts.The market speaksEvery day buyers are roaming hallways and inspecting rooms of homes on the market. Naturally, the sellers of those homes want to know what the prospects liked and what didnÂt they like. ÂI donÂt care if your house has been on the market 15 days or 150, everyone wants to know if a buyer likes their house,ÂŽ Jo Ellen Nash, an agent with Downing-Frye Realty in Naples. To resolve this curiosity, DowningFrye has implemented a computer-based showings program that automatically emails a questionnaire to the agent who showed the property, inquiring about everything from the potential buyerÂs likes and dislikes to his reaction to the asking price. ÂWe constantly have a lot of showings, which proves the area is still attractive to a lot of people,ÂŽ said Mike Hughes, general manager and broker at DowningFrye. September and October, typically a slow time for showings, have brought in record numbers. Just one of Downing-FryeÂs eight offices reports 1,429 showings in September and 1,504 in October. ÂPeople are being very active; they are not just sitting around,ÂŽ Mr. Hughes said. While this is positive news and perhaps an indication that season will be strong, agents still need to find ways to keep their sellers happy. This becomes even more important as properties sit on the market for long periods. For this reason, communication is key. ÂThe more information you have, the better you are able to handle changes Â„ especially in this market,ÂŽ Mr. Hughes said.Sitting pretty on the dock of the bay Innovative marketing techniques help agents show, sell properties SEE MARKETING, B15 BY ALYSIA SHIVERSnews@floridaweekly.comNash Hughes We scoured the listings for waterfront homes and settled on this one as perhaps the most picturesque property around. Although at $14,500,000 the Port Royal estate is far from the most expensive home on the water, the view from the lanai (above) is priceless. Even the kitchen has a nautical view (below center), thanks to tromp lÂoeil painting. The six-bedroom, seven-bath house has 273 feet of frontage on Naples Bay, 11,500 square feet of living area and nearly 15,000 total square feet. Listing agent is Phillip Collins of Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. Call 404-6800. FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF
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Ms. Nash, who also operates a real estate company in Vail, Colo., is used to houses sitting on the market for as many as 221 days, and thatÂs during a normal real estate market in Vail. The computer-based showings program, which she began using three years ago in Vail, helped solve her biggest question: How do you stay in touch with sellers when their homes are on the market for so long? ÂThis system is critical, especially in a market where you have a glut of inventory,ÂŽ she said. ÂMy sellers love it.ÂŽ With very little work required, agents know the computer will automatically generate an email to the showing agent. In fact, up to three emails will go to that agent asking for feedback. After the third email, if no response has been received, the computer notifies all parties that a response was unable to be obtained. Ms. Nash, however, follows up with a phone call in the hopes of receiving some insight for her sellers. Most of the time, though, this is not necessary. The program reports a 67 percent success rate of agents nationwide who fill out the short questionnaire. Not only does the program allow agents to stay tapped into the level of interest in a particular property, itÂs also instrumental in retaining listings and facilitating sales. For Ms. Nash, two of the most important questions in the program are: Are they considering a second showing? and Are they considering an offer? If the answer to either of these is yes, she stays in contact with that agent to provide whatever information they need in the hopes of getting a signed contract. ÂIt is an efficient tool, and the more tools you have in your arsenal, the better,ÂŽ she said. Video in demandIn real estate marketing, photographs have always spoken louder than words, and yet with the booming popularity of Internet sites like YouTube, photos and 360-degree tours are becoming a thing of the past, and a static Web site is downright dull. TodayÂs consumers want to know more, and online video can deliver that knowledge. Naples-based SWFL-OnlineVideo began by recording presentations by business owners about the services they offer. Recently the company added walk-through videos of homes on the market. ÂItÂs the hottest thing,ÂŽ said owner Sue Haberkorn, noting statistics that show people remember 20 percent of what they hear, 30 percent of what they see, and 70 percent of what they see and hear. Depending on the square footage of the home, Ms. Haberkorn and her team, which includes her husband and John Haberkorn, film up to 20 minutes of video, edit it, incorporate some background music and a bit of dialogue, and present the final threeto five-minute video to the agent, who can place it on his or her Web site. In addition to production, SWFL-OnlineVideo puts the finished product on SunshineMLS, Realtor.com, WellcomeMat, and on Naples-Expo Â„all for a package price that starts as low as $99. Sue Myhelic, owner of Gulf Breeze Real Estate in Naples, tried it and now is one of Ms. HaberkornÂs best customers. ÂIÂve done 10 for her now,ÂŽ Ms. Haberkorn said. Whether for an average house or a multi-million dollar property, Ms. Haberkorn believes online video gets a potential buyer comfortable with a home without having to make the commitment to drive out and see it firsthand. ÂThese days nobody can afford to drive from house to house to house, nor do they have the time,ÂŽ she said. ÂNow when they are ready to go and see the home, they are actually really ready to see the home.ÂŽ Both of these tools are proving effective for buyers and sellers, and also for the real estate companies themselves. Mr. Hughes of Downing-Frye believes that the showings program will enable his agents to retain listings because the homeowner will know that showings are taking place and will learn how the market is reacting to his/her home. And Ms. HaberkornÂs online video is actually getting agents more listings because sellers realize what a unique marketing tool it is. ÂIÂve been onsite filming a home and witnessed the agent signing up another seller just because of the video.ÂŽ FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCT. 30-NOV. 5, 2008 BUSINESS B15 Florida Gulf Coast University contributed $389 million in expenditures to Southwest FloridaÂs economy last year, according to an analysis by Gary Jackson, director of the Regional Economic Research Institute in the universityÂs Lutgert C ollege of Business. The study determined that the overall economic impact in the five-county service area (Charlotte, Collier, Glade, Hendry and Lee counties) for fiscal 2007-2008 also included the creation of 3,525 jobs and $162 million in labor income. The study estimated FGCUÂs direct and indirect economic impact using IMPLAN, an input/output economic model. The analysis illustrates that growth in enrollment and infrastructure in the universityÂs 11-year history has had a significant positive impact upon the regionÂs economy. Student enrollment rose to 10,220 in fall 2008, an increase of 7 percent from the previous fall. The employees and infrastructure required to support that growth are responsible for the substantial economic impact on the region. FGCUÂs students also contribute to the economy, the analysis determined. When the number of students who come to the area for college is combined with the number who remain in Southwest Florida rather than attend an out-of-area institution, their impact amounts to $30 million, according to the study. That money was spent on food, housing, clothing, transportation, health care, entertainment and other goods and services. The 116-page study was completed in October and can be found at www.fgcu. edu/cob/reri. Study shows universityÂ’s positive economic impact WWW.PARKSHOREESTATEHOMES.COM John Haberkorn Sue Haberkorn MARKETINGFrom page 1SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES PREMIERSARASOTA NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM E MIE M SA RSA RAS RAS OTA OTA BONITASPRINGS.COM VINTAGE RESERVE 693 Vintage Reserve Circle #16Watch the sunrise from your eastern exposure 40Â lanai. Meticulous condition. Three private suites plus den. $420,000 | Kristin Mikler | 370-6292 Single Family Homes GOLF COTTAGES 250 Edgemere Way EastGorgeous lake, golf and wooded views! Plantation shutters, white wood Â”oors and security system. $475,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770GOLF COTTAGES 16 Golf Cottage DriveCharming 2 bedroom plus den on cul-de-sac and overlooks golf course. Updated Â”ooring, 2-car garage. $350,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770 Condominiums/Villas VILLA FLORESTA 184 Via NapoliMagniÂ“cent golf/lake views. Two bedroom plus den with new tile, electric shutters and generator. $695,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770GOLF COTTAGES 26 Golf Cottage DriveGreat views of the golf course. Two-story home offers 2 master bedrooms with 3rd bedroom used as a den. $575,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770AMBLEWOOD 130 Amblewood LaneSpacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath attached villa recently updated with all new tile Â”oors, paint, appliances and new A/C and roof. $379,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552COURTSIDE COMMONS 607 Courtside DriveContemporary and dramatic! All new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, hardwood Â”oors. $299,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770 Single Family Homes PADOVA 15139 Brolio LaneGracious 4 bedroom plus den furnished home with 7,015 total SF. Stone detail, marble Â”ooring, pool, spa and Â“replace. $3,795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420IL TREBBIO 16036 Trebbio WayFour bedroom plus den with luxurious attention to detail, open Â”oor plan, and tantalizing outdoor living area. A ChristieÂs Great Estates Property. $3,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PADOVA 15150 Brolio LaneComfortable elegance in this 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath estate home with volume ceilings and marble Â”ooring. Pool/spa. $3,499,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VERONA 16991 Verona LaneStunning 4 bedroom, den, 4.5 bath home has private and protected preserve views. Private pool, luxurious master suite. $3,295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MARCELLO 29080 Marcello WayCustom-built 4 bedroom plus den with oversized bedrooms and large bathrooms for each guest suite. Lanai with summer kitchen. $2,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AMARONE 29091 Amarone CourtLong lake view. Upscale Â“nishes include stone Â”oors, granite countertops, extensive crown mouldings and built-ins. $2,400,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266AMARONE 29111 Amarone CourtFurnished model home with over 3,800 SF, 4 bedrooms plus a study. Situated on a lake. Outdoor grill area on the lanai. $2,395,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266BELLEZZA 14854 Bellezza LaneUnparalleled golf views from this luxurious 4 bedroom plus den villa. State-of-the-art kitchen and beamed ceilings. $2,350,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AMARONE 29041 Amarone CourtFour bedroom plus den with oversized lanai, Â“replace, chiseled edge stone Â”ooring and granite. Lake to preserve views. $2,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 Condominiums/Villas BELLEZZA 14858 Bellezza LaneCapri II plan overlooks fairway. Oversized site, expanded pool/spa area. Interior by Collins & Dupont. Furnished. $2,000,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266VILLORESI 15628 Villoresi WayThis Mediterranean-style 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa is open to glistening lake and outdoor spaces. Decorator Â“nished. $1,595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VILLALAGO 18051 Lagos WayDecorated 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath villa-style home. Protected preserve views on 3 sides. Fountain, pool, and spillover spa. $1,350,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VILLORESI 15746 Villoresi WayTropical setting with screened pool, summer kitchen and outdoor bar. Three bedrooms, 3 baths and over 2,400 SF of living area. $1,297,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PORTA VECCHIOI 16995 Porta Vecchio Way #201Dramatic lake and golf course views. Elevator and exquisite Â“nishes. Furnished 3 bedroom plus den residence. $799,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Single Family Homes VALLEY OAK 241 Silverado DriveGreat opportunity for this 3 bedroom plus den home! Private pool area, outdoor shower and separate pool bath. $529,000 | Patrick OÂConnor | 293-9411 Condominiums/Villas REGENCY RESERVE 781 Regency Reserve Circle #4804Outstanding 3 bedroom plus den with 2,484 SF of living area and southern exposure lake views. Two-car garage. $589,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VISTA POINTE 560 El Camino Real #1503Open spaces, high ceilings, southern exposure and expansive golf views. Neutral colors, tiled living area and storm shutters. $559,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111 OPEN MON-SAT 9-5 Â€ SUN 11-5 WYNDEMERE MEDITERRA VINEYARDS MEDITERRA A Perfect Golf and Tennis Community Membership Required Condominiums/Villas VINEYARDS TIBURON CASTILLOIII #E-101 t Luxurious living awaits with crown moulding, tile Â”oors, plantation shutters, tray ceilings, and granite kitchen with pass-through to dining room. Gracious master suite has preserve views. Walk to the resort-style pool.$589,900 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678HAMMOCK BAYGOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SERANO #406 t Beautifully furnished corner residence with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and expansive preserve views. Entertain in the social room, theatre room, pool, spa, cabanas, exercise room or guest suites.$595,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851TIBURON BOLERO t 2655 Bolero Drive #2 Wonderful lake view from this three bedroom, two bath residence. Large screened lanai, private elevator and two-car garage. Resort-style community with 36 holes of championship golf, tennis, and Â“tness center.$650,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK SERENA #102 t Spacious three bedroom plus library/den residence with design upgrades, beautiful cabinetry and Â”ooring. Enjoy the best lake views. Amenities include golf, resort-style pool, spa and more! Will consider trades. $699,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548TREVISO BAY t 9004 Tamiami Trail East Located adjacent to the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, this luxury lifestyle community offers coach homes, villas and custom homes. It boasts NaplesÂ only TPC golf course, Buona Vita Club & Spa and an off-site marina. Priced from the $700s.Please call 643-1414 for more information.MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO #201 t Five-star view! Golf, lake and fountain view from this upstairs corner residence. Neutral colors, impecabbly maintained 3 bedroom, den, 3 bath great room home with a wonderfully sized lanai.$795,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210THESTRAND THE LINKS t Custom-built home with 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths overlooks the 4th fairway. Great room design with volume ceilings and triple sliding pocket doors that open onto a landscaped pool area with spa. Two-car garage.$795,000 | Patrick OÂConnor | 293-9411FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK SERENA #201 t Furnished luxury coach home with private elevator, over 3,000 SF under air, 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths, and 2-car garage. Custom paint, stainless appliances, and granite. Amenities galore!$829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MEDITERRA BRENDISI #201 t Beautifully furnished former model with spectacular golf course views. Upgrades include granite counters, stainless appliances, large tile on the diagonal, faux Â“nishing, and custom light Â“xtures.$899,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 594-9494 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB AVERSANA #2004 t Never lived-in luxury condominium has volume ceilings, huge windows, granite countertops and a beautiful kitchen. Resort-style pool, outdoor grilling area, exercise room, theater and 2-car garage.$899,900 | Karen Lee-Grosso | 213-8381VINEYARDS GLEN LAKEESTATES t Pristine home with huge oversized pavered pool deck and lovely heated pool and spa plus expansive lake views. Beautiful white kitchen, gorgeous mouldings, architectural details and quality throughout.$949,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552OLDE CYPRESS STRADA BELLA t Turnkey furnished and move in ready. Golf course view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Elegantly decorated. Fantastic golf course and one of Naples best clubhouses.$969,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON GARDENS t Custom-designed estate home has wonderful golf course view. Plan Â”ows to the pool area, the ultimate for entertaining! Custom kitchen, granite counters, upgraded raised cabinetry and adjacent bar.$975,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731WYNDEMERE LODGINGS t Four large bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family room with Â“replace, freshly painted inside and out, renovated pool and lanai. Great location on golf course and private cul-de-sac street. Membership is required.$1,175,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB t Spacious and well-maintained home with 4 bedrooms, a study and 3.5 baths. Many ugrades including remodeled master bath, crown mouldings, and brick paver lanai pool area. Gated golf course community.$1,199,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK BELLAGIO t Classic Mediterranean-style home with inÂ“nity pool overlooking long lake views. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths including a casita for guests (1 bedroom/1 bath), den and comfortably elegant family room.$1,295,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK MAJORCA t MagniÂ“cent home in prestigious gated community. This former model was professionally decorated by award winning AgostinoÂs Design Group and sits on oversized corner lot. Luxurious features throughout.$1,780,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133GREY OAKS t Custom home overlooks the 18th hole. The Mediterranean-inspired architecture is complete with Corthinian columns and arched windows. Soaring ceilings, Saturnia marble, and double crown moulding.$2,099,000 | Angie White | 821-6722GREY OAKS ESTUARY t Almost-new 4,000 sq. ft. former model features Saturnia marble Â”oors, living room with gas Â“replace, vaulted ceilings, pocketing doors to pool and spa, and gas grill in kitchen. Fully furnished.$2,200,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS PALMISLAND t Gracious home with 180 degrees of water and golf views from most rooms. Custom designed, 4 bedrooms, each with private bath, and a den/study. Jerusalem stone Â”oors, Downsview kitchen cabinets.$2,490,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678TWINEAGLES t This residence overlooks the 9th green and features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, Turkish limestone Â”oors, wide crown mouldings, granite counters, and wet bar. Summer kitchen, loggia, and Â“replace.$2,695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA BELLEZZA t Unmatched villa home with spectacular views. Great room Â”oor plan offering 4 bedrooms plus den, outdoor kitchen and vanishing edge pool. Many upgrades, decorated by Collins and Dupont. Offered furnished.$2,695,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474MEDITERRA AMARONE t Brand new custom home built to take advantage of a long lake view. Spacious and bright 4 bedroom plus study, 4.5 bath with ample space for entertaining. Contemporary pool. Offered furnished.$2,750,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266GREY OAKS t This estate home has sunsets from the lakeside lanai with an inÂ“nity-edge pool, and outdoor kitchen. The 2nd Â”oor media/game room, with full bath, has a lanai with views of the lake and the 10th fairway.$2,895,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA PADOVA t Unsurpassed quality in this BCB built, ÂGreenhouse certiÂ“edÂŽ home. An extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF and panoramic golf views. Generator, putting green and Â“ve-zoned A/C.$5,250,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VINEYARDS TERRACINA t Wonderful estate home with 4 bedooms, den, 4.5 baths and golf course views from expansive screened lanai with heated pool/spa. Gourmet kitchen, large family room, and a 3-car garage. Membership available.$1,499,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLDE CYPRESS DA VINCIESTATES t 3040 Mona Lisa Blvd. Views of 8th fairway from private lanai of this 4,690 A/C SF home; six bedrooms, family room, ofÂ“ce and separate 2nd Â”oor den. Marble and wood Â”oors, pool/spa, summer kitchen, 3-bay garages. Furnished.$2,249,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921HAMMOCK BAYGOLF & COUNTRY CLUB AVERSANA #PH-2103 t Luxury Penthouse never lived-in! Volume ceiling heights, huge windows, granite counters and a beautiful kitchen highlight this 4 bedroom plus den residence. Resort-style pool, 2 guest suites and theater.$2,390,000 | Karen Lee-Grosso | 213-8381GREY OAKS ESTATES t An impressive custom-built home that has been recently remodeled with maple Â”ooring, custom cabinetry, granite counters, Wolf, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances. Spacious lanai with pool and spa. Furnished.$2,950,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800MEDITERRA MARCELLO t Elegant 2-story home with Â“ve bedrooms plus den. A full outdoor kitchen, tropical pool, rock waterfall, and spa overlooking the golf course. Impeccably decorated home will surpass expectations.$4,395,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266TIBURON ESCADA t An incomparable home with three master suites, two guest rooms, each with bath. Gym, home theater, security system, marble fountain at gated entry, elevator, and wine cellar. Golf course views. A ChristieÂs Great Estates Property.$5,950,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809GREY OAKS t Estate home with faux Â“nishes, granites, marbles and stonework, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and elevator. Covered lanai with pool/spa overlooking lake and golf course, 2-car attached garage plus 2-car detached garage. Furnished.$5,975,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY t Stunning 4 bedroom plus den Mediterranean style residence with lake and golf course views. Former Harwick model home, newly decorated by Collins & Dupont. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen, Â“replace, pool/spa.$5,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 RAVELLO 14915 Celle WayResidence with 4 bedrooms plus study, 5.5 baths. Loggia with summer kitchen and Â“replace. Attached cabana. A ChristieÂs Great Estates Property $3,975,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio WayTuscan-style 4 bedroom home with stone Â”ooring, loft and stone Â“replace. Pool/spa overlooking the golf course. Furnished. $3,345,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 CELEBRITA 16465 Celebrita CourtFormer model home by Frey & Sons. Upgrades abound with Â”ooring, mouldings, millwork and painted Â“nishes. Pool/spa. $1,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLALAGO 18061 Lagos WayBeautifully appointed villa home with gated courtyard. Soaring ceilings and open Â”oor plan. Custom cherry cabinetry. $1,325,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4AMARONE 29071 Amarone CourtFour bedroom plus den with natural light and lake view to preserve. Custom-designed and furnished by an interior designer. $1,975,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MILAN 15429 Milan WayCustom-built three bedroom plus den, 3 and one-half bath villa. A tropical screened outdoor living area and loggia. $1,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 BRENDISI 29110 Brendisi Way #4102Three bedroom plus den, 3 bath low-rise residence with views of lake and preserve, custom built shutters and crown moulding. $619,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 COMMONS 100 Wyndemere Way #102Furnished 2 bedroom with glass-enclosed lanai, golf and lake views. New carpet, new A/C handler. $280,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770 OPEN SUN. 1-4AMBLEWOOD 125 Amblewood LaneWarm and welcoming villa offers 2 bedrooms plus den. Picturesque view of the 4th green, 2-car garage. $360,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770 OPEN SUN. 1-4 COMMONS 200 Wyndemere Way #303Furnished 3 bedroom with large tiled lanai overlooks golf/lake. New furniture in living/dining room. $325,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4
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 GOLFING COMMUNITIES premier properties.com COM NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM CO COM M BONITASPRINGS.COM Single Family Homes MULBERRY ROW 7630 Mulberry LaneBeautifully decorated Lundstrom home. Heated pool/spa, built-in grill, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths and oversize garage. $949,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MALLARDS LANDING 8532 Mallards PointTwo bedroom plus den, furnished. Imported cabinets, granite counters and more. InÂ“nityedge pool with wide lake view. $749,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MONTREUX 3745 Montreux Lane #204Stunning lake and golf course views from this impeccable 4 bedroom coach home. Decorated and furnished. $585,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545PEPPER TREE 8575 Pepper Tree WayThis home has 3 bedrooms, a family room, formal living and dining rooms, and an extended 2-car garage. $499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Condominiums/Villas SERENA 3164 Serena Lane #201Brand new 3 bedroom plus den with long lake views. Granite counters, and stainless appliances. Turnkey furnished. $995,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MENAGGIO 9274 Menaggio Court #101A luxury coach home on the ground Â”oor overlooking a lake with 3 bedrooms plus den, family room and living room. $775,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CASCADA 9094 Cascada Way #201Turnkey furnished coach home. Private, optional elevator, 3 bedrooms plus den, tiled lanai and 2-car garage. $700,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851VARENNA 9202 Museo Circle #104Outstanding fountain and lake views. Very private. Fully furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner coach home. $695,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851CHERRY OAKS 3307 Club Center Blvd. #102Beautifully furnished corner residence with lake and golf course views, 3 bedrooms plus den, family room and attached 2-car garage. $689,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851SERENA 3195 Serenity Court #101A brand new residence with a lake view. This coach home offers 3 bedrooms plus den and family room, 3 baths. $689,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176VARENNA 9221 Museo Circle #204The best of everything: granite, stainless appliances and tile. Over 3,000 SF under air, and long lake views. $675,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SERENA 3202 Serenity Court #201Turnkey furnished luxury 2nd Â”oor corner residence overlooking the lake. Spacious plan with 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths. $649,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MONTREUX 3715 Montreux Lane #101Fully upgraded corner coach home with stunning golf/lake views. Granite countertops, custom millwork, Â“replace. $599,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing #201Lake and golf views. This 3 bedroom plus den is very private with large lanai and 2-car garage. $549,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851CHERRY OAKS 8997 Cherry Oaks TrailProfessionally decorated and furnished condominium. Western views of golf course and lake. Granite and wood Â”oors. $475,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176LAGUNA 9235 Tesoro Lane #203New 3 bedroom coach home with stunning lake views, granite counters, upgraded kitchen cabinets and more. $447,000 | Darlene Roddy $425,000 | 404-0685DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing Court #204Lake and golf course views from this private corner residence with 3 bedrooms plus study. Wraparound lanai and 2-car garage. $385,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 Single Family Homes 1629 Chinaberry WayThis 3 bedroom plus den residence features marble Â”ooring, 11-16Âceilings, wet bar, and granite counters. Pool/spa. $2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-74202810 Capistrano WayTropical lake views from this 3 bedroom plus study, elegant home. Pool/spa with new lanai screening. Furnished. $2,195,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424LÂ’ERMITAGE 2618 LÂ’ermitage LaneElegant end residence with lake, golf course views. An upstairs sitting room, large balcony, two guest rooms. $1,795,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 Condominiums/Villas ESTUARY 1335 Noble Heron WayExceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances. Lake and golf course views. $2,199,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ESTUARY 1369 Noble Heron WayThis 3 bedroom plus study, 3.5 bath villa overlooks lake and fairway. Faux paint, marble Â”ooring. Pool/spa. Furnished. $2,099,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AVILA 2579 Twinflower LaneLong golf/lake views, 3 bedrooms plus den and loft, A/C garage and pool/spa. A ChristieÂs Great Estates Property. $1,595,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678AVILA 2667 Caladium WayFurnished 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with lake and golf course views, faux Â“nished ceilings and walls, and wide crown mouldings. $1,495,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420TERRA VERDE 2414 Terra Verde LaneThis Â“rst Â”oor coach home has a comfortable plan 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Partially furnished. Beautiful views. $845,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 Lots ISLE ROYALE 2121 Canna WayOne of the remaining unbuilt lakefront lots in Grey Oaks. Superb homesite offers outstanding lake and golf views. $1,695,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894ESTUARY 1381 Great Egret TrailBoth adjoining lots are developed, so itÂs a great time to design your home and maximize views of golf course and lake. $1,600,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 STONEBRIDGE SHOREHAM VILLAS 1795 Leamington LaneSunset views over fairway and lake. Peaceful villa with a double garage and 10 foot ceilings. Golf membership included. $485,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041SHOREHAM VILLAS 1826 Leamington LaneTwo bedroom plus den villa with golf club membership. Double garage, private pool and 10 foot ceilings. No neighbors above. $425,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041WILLOW BEND 1930 Willowbrook Bend Circle #204A two bedroom condominium with golf course and lake view. Offered furnished. Eastern exposure on the lanai. $399,000 | Otto Becker/Keith Alexander | 261-6161MIDDLEBURG 2140 Alberdeen Lane #101Play Golf? Mint condition 3-bedroom coach home on the 12th tee. Spacious sun-drenched lanai. Dream kitchen. $365,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 GREYOAKS FIDDLERÂS CREEK OLDE CYPRESS TWIN EAGLES t Home and Condo 2004 Dream Home is a magniÂ“cent 10,787 total SF country estate on an expansive lot overlooking lake and golf course. Four bedroom plus den built by award-winning McGarvey Custom Homes.$4,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS ESTUARY t Elegant home with 5 bedrooms, private 2-story guest cabana with separate suites, state-of-the-art theatre room surrounded by full bar, library loft and billiards area with plasma TV. Lanai with Koi pond.$5,500,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY t Built by Harwick Homes, marble and wood Â”oors, wine cellar, media room, cookÂs kitchen, mouldings and ceiling details. Multi-level lanai, Â“replace, and outdoor kitchen. Lake and golf views. Furnished.$5,895,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678MEDITERRA RAVELLO t One-of-a-kind estate on 1.25 acres, 16,000+ total SF, lake/golf views, 3 covered verandahs, 2 balconies and 2-level cabana suite, 2-wine cellars and state-of-the-art media room. Garage parking for 7 cars.$7,500,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA VERONA t Beautiful 4 bedroom custom-built McGarvey home overlooks preserve. Family room, den/study, Â“replace, volume ceilings, electric screens/shutters. Entertain outdoors with kitchen, Â“replace and pool.$3,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266TIBURON ESCADA t 2573 Escada Court Golf course estate home over 6000 SF, 6 bedrooms, spacious kitchen and family room, resort-style pool and lanai overlooking waterfalls and the 15th hole.$4,750,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809VINEYARDS TERRACINA t Stunning custom estate on 1.5 lots overlooking double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater, billiard room, wine cellar and 3 gas Â“replaces. Whole-house generator and a 5-car garage.$2,799,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK MAJORCA t Overlooking lake and golf course, this 4 bedroom plus study home is the epitome of luxury living. Gourmet kitchen, Â“ne woodwork, stone Â“replace, pool and spa, tray and vaulted ceilings.$2,500,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851GREY OAKS ESTATES t This 4 bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath residence enjoys golf course and lake views. Classically designed with columns, tray ceilings, marble Â”ooring, and stone Â“replace. Custom pool/spillover spa.$3,250,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS t Elegant estate with 4 bedrooms plus den and loft, double crown moulding, plantation shutters, custom mirrors and Â“replace. Outdoor kitchen on a spacious lanai WITH pool, spa and water feature.$3,595,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO t 16041 Trebbio Way Custom 4 bedroom plus den home. Stone Â”ooring, rich millwork, columns, and custom Â“nishes. Outside lanai, summer kitchen and Â“replace overlooking pool/spa. A ChristieÂs Great Estates Property.$3,775,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS t Designed and executed for the discerning buyer, this 4 bedroom estate home has the charm and intimacy of a quiet retreat. French Country kitchen opens to family room. A ChristieÂs Great Estates Property.$3,999,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA IL CORSINI t This 2-story custom home with 5 bedrooms overlooks the 2nd fairway. Architectural features include 11-14Â ceilings, stone Â”ooring, and arched passageways. Summer kitchen, pool/spa. A ChristieÂs Great Estates Property.$5,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420COLLIERÂ’S RESERVE t 12302 CollierÂs Reserve Drive Panoramic fairway views! Four bedroom plus den with 6,314 total SF on 2-levels, open Â”oor plan, southern exposure, volume ceilings. Screened covered loggia and lanai with a lap pool.$1,497,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420TWIN EAGLES HEDGESTONE t Four bedrooms, 5 bathrooms plus a den in this Valencia model home. Offered furnished. Enjoy endless views of lake, golf course and a tropical backdrop. Three-car garage, heated swimming pool and spa.$1,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420TIBURON SERAFINA t In a gated enclave, this 4 bedroom plus den is sited on premium lot and views fairway. Elevator to 2nd Â”oor. Venetian plaster, coffer and tray ceilings, hardwood Â”oors and porcelain tile. Private pool/spa.$2,275,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA CELLINI t Furnished by Robb & Stucky. Custom Harbourside home with 3,900+ A/C SF features 4 bedrooms plus a study, a spacious covered lanai, and dramatic architectural details throughout.$2,695,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO t MagniÂ“cent BCB-built estate home on a 3/4 acre golf-view lot. Hurricane glass, Jerusalem stone and granite accents a spacious 4 bedroom plus den Â”oor plan. Owner will consider all reasonable offers.$2,880,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883OLDE CYPRESS t Mediterranean inspired courtyard home features tile/wood Â”ooring, black bottom lagoon-style pool, 2-story lanai, guest cabana and outdoor bar. Oversized 3-car garage. Golf, tennis and more.$1,150,000 | Patrick OÂConnor | 293-9411TIBURON VENTANA #502 t Elegant penthouse with 180 degree southwest views of the preserve and championship golf course. Furnished 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath features neutral decor, a wraparound balcony, wood and tile Â”oors.$1,175,000 | Kathryn Tout/Beverley Dale | 261-6161FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK BELLAGIO t Beautifully decorated in classic Mediterranean style. Luxury home with dramatic foyer, tiled with inlays. Wood ceiling in master bedroom. Two guest suites, 3.5 baths, oversized lanai with wide lake views.$1,250,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK t Courtyard home with 4 bedrooms/4 baths. Island kitchen, Â“replace, and guest cabana with morning kitchen. Family room with bookshelves and sliding ladder. Wonderful views over lake to golf course.$1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK MALLARDS POINT t Two-story home with 5 bedrooms including cabana, 4 baths, a loft, and 2-car garage. Wide lake views. Pool/spa with waterfall. Gourmet kitchen, cathedral ceilings, 24ÂŽ diagonal marble and bamboo Â”oors.$1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA t 26951 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 800-311-3622HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SERANO #PH2106 t Penthouse living with breathtaking views in 3 directions! Comfortable 3 bedroom condominium with over 2,500 total SF and wraparound lanai. Hammock Bay offers Golf and a full array of luxury amenities.$899,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678TWIN EAGLES WICKLOW t Find your heartÂs desire in this 4 bedroom plus den, 3 bath home with 3-car garage, pool and spa. Beautifully appointed throughout, top-of-the-line appliances, granite, diagonal tile, wood Â”oor in den.$940,000 | Melissa Williams/Teresa Rucker | 248-7238FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK MULBERRY ROW t Beautifully turnkey furnished, custom 3 bedroom plus den with open Â”oor plan, surround sound system, granite counters and inlay tile. Enjoy paradise with the oversized pool and spa waterfall.$995,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MEDITERRA VILLALAGO t This 3 bedroom villa features a 3-car side entry garage and gated courtyard entry. Upgrades include GE Monogram appliances, granite counters, volume ceilings and crown moulding. Outdoor kitchen, pool/spa.$999,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438TWIN EAGLES BRAMBLE POINTE t This like-new home has one of the few south-facing lots in Bramble Pointe. The home has 3 bedrooms plus den and loft, is nicely upgraded, and offers a spacious Â”oor plan for all your family and guests.$529,000 | Susan DeShong | 253-3434THE STRAND EDEN t Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom (including poolside cabana), 3 bath courtyard home featuring 2,157 SF, hardwood Â”oors throughout, 2-car garage, heated pool/spa, and golf course and lake views.$549,900 Leah D. Ritchey/Marlene Abbott-Barber | 594-9494FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK CASCADA #102 t Panoramic golf and water views from this 3 bedroom plus study coach home. Fabulous redesigned great room Â”oor plan. Coffered ceilings, expanded kitchen with granite counter island and plantation shutters.$689,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545FIDDLERÂ’S CREEK VARENNA #201 t Outstanding residence with granite counters, upgraded appliances, electric shutters, private elevator and tile Â”oors. Over 3,000 SF under air, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 full baths and spacious lanai.$725,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB t Cheerful 4 bedroom villa-home has great open Â”oor plan. Heated pool, spillover spa and summer kitchen. Golf course and lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub, built-in cabinets, and crown moulding.$769,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 FIDDLERÂS CREEK Condominiums/Villas OPEN SUN.1-4SANTA ROSA 7398 Monteverde WayLong lake and golf course view from this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath. Tropically landscaped pool area. Tasteful furnishings. $925,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 ESTUARY 1306 Noble Heron WayElegant yet comfortable, clean and open Â”oor plan with 3 bedrooms, a den and 3.5 baths. Offered furnished. $2,138,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN.1-4 2925 Lone Pine LaneUpgraded 3 bedroom plus den custom home with over 2,600 SF under air. Brick paved pool/spa, outdoor kitchen and preserve views. $649,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 OPEN SUN.1-4 EGRET COVE 3048 Olde Cove WayTwo bedroom plus den with golf course views. Volume ceilings, expanded garage, and enlarged screened lanai with room for pool. $499,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 OPEN SUN.1-4
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 41 41NaplesImmokalee Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Radio Road Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg Rd Goodlette Frank RoadRattlesnake Hammock RoadMarco Island 1B 3B 2B 1J 1C 2C 6C 4C 7C 3C 5C 1F 2F 1G 7G 9G 2G 6G 8G 4G 5G 3G 1I 1D 2D 3D 2I 3I 4I 3E 2E 1A 1E 1K 2K 2H 5H 7H 1H 6H 3H 4H 8H Florida WeeklyÂs Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida WeeklyÂs Open Houses. >$300,000 1A Â Wyndemere Amblewood Â€ 125 Amblewood Lane Â€ $360,000 Â€ Kathryn Hurvitz Â€ 434-8770 Â€ Premier Properties >$400,000 1B Â $410,000 Â€ Chateaumere Royale Â€ 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd Â€ Marya Doonan Â€ 239-450-4000 Â€ Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Â€ Sun. 1-4 2B Â Moorings Gulf Towers Â€ 1977 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #706 Â€ $479,000 Â€ Larry Roorda Â€ 860-2534 Â€ Premier Properties 3B Â Pelican Bay Chateaumere Â€ 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #303 Â€ $499,777 Â€ Esther Van Lare Â€ 404-304 Â€ Premier Properties >$500,000 1C Â $549,000 Â€ Villas of Pelican Bay Â€ 6620 Trident Way Â€ Marya Doonan Â€ 239-450-4000 Â€ DowningFrye Realty, Inc. Â€ Sun., 1-4 2C Â $595,000 Â€ Calais in Pelican Bay Â€ 7032 Pelican Bay Blvd. #104 Â€ Nancy Kreisler Â€ 239.784.1460 Â€ Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Â€ Sun., Nov. 1-4 3C Â Mercato Â€ Located Just North Of Vanderbilt Beach Rd On Us 41 Â€ $540,000 Â€ 800-719-5136 Â€ MonSat: 10-5 & Sun: 12-4 Â€ Premier Properties 4C Â Park Shore Pelican Point I Â€ 300 Park Shore Drive #3d Â€ $545,000 Â€ Angela R. Allen Â€ 825-8494 Â€ Premier Properties 5C Â Moorings Ambassador Club Â€ 1910 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #308 Â€ $585,000 Â€ Pat Duggan Â€ 2161980 Â€ Premier Properties 6C Â Park Shore Terraces Â€ 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #804 Â€ $595,000 Â€ 860-8806 Â€ 860-8806 Â€ Premier Properties 7C Â Park Shore Villas Of Park Shore Â€ 579 Park Shore Drive Â€ $595,000 Â€ Ted Dudley Â€ 860-2498 Â€ Premier Properties >$600,000 1D Â Park Shore Park Shore Landings Â€ 355 Park Shore Drive #134 Â€ $649,000 Â€ Larry Roorda Â€ 8602534 Â€ Premier Properties 2D Â Pelican Bay Bay Villas Â€ 547 Bay Villas Lane Â€ $649,000 Â€ Linda Piatt Â€ 269-2322 Â€ Premier Properties 3D Â Vanderbilt Beach Gulf Cove Â€ 10562 Gulfshore Drive #302 Â€ $699,000 Â€ Kelli Boehm 273-8453 Â€ 2:00 pm To 4:00 pm Â€ Premier Properties >$700,000 1E Â Treviso Bay Â€ 9004 Tamiami Trail East $700,000 Â€ 643-1414 Â€ Mon-Sat: 9-5 & Sun: 11-5 2E Â $700,000> Â€ 2400 Grey Oaks Dr. N Â€ 239.2625557Â€ Grey Oaks Â€ Sun., Nov. 9, 1-4 3E Â $700,000 Â€ Treviso Bay Â€ 9004 Tamiami Trail East Â€ 239-261-6161 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 11-5 >$800,000 1F Â $838,000 Â€ Audubon Country Club Â€ 241 Charleston Court Â€ Sharon Saunders Â€ 239-269-7632 Â€ Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Â€ Sun. 1-4 2F Â Gulf Harbor Â€ 1290 Rainbow Court Â€ $895,000 Â€ Mitch Williams Â€ 370-8879 Â€ Premier Properties >$1,000,000 1G Â $1,049,000 Â€ Audubon Country Club Â€ 209 Charleston Court Â€ Sharon Saunders Â€ 239-269-7632 Â€ Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Â€ Sun. 1-4 2G Â $1,499,000 Â€ 660 East Lake Dr. Â€ Terry Warren Â€ 239-434-8049 Â€ Sun. 1-4 Â€ Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 3G Â Pelican Bay St. Raphael Â€ 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #307 Â€ $1,100,000 Â€ Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 Â€ Premier Properties 4G Â Park Shore Park Shore Tower Â€ 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #7-B Â€ $1,195,000 Â€ John Ingram Â€ 2503777 Â€ Premier Properties 5G Â CollierÂs Reserve Â€ 12302 CollierÂÂS Reserve Drive Â€ $1,497,900 Â€ Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell Â€ 213-7420 Â€ Premier Properties 6G Â Old Naples Â€ 181 15th Avenue South Â€ $1,695,000 Â€ Ruth Trettis Â€ 434-2424 Â€ Premier Properties 7G Â Mediterra Celebrita Â€ 16465 Celebrita Court $1,750,000 Â€ Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell Â€ 213-7420 Â€ Premier Properties 8G Â Old Naples Rose Villas Â€ 510 10th Avenue South $1,895,000 Â€ Mitch Williams Â€ 370-8879 Â€ Premier Properties 9G Â Mediterra Amarone Â€ 29071 Amarone Court $1,975,000 Â€ Dru Martinovich Â€ 564-1266 Â€ Premier Properties >$2,000,000 1H Â $2,499,000 Â€ Mediterra Â€ 16469 Celebrita Court Â€ Sandra Mathias Â€ 239-331-1059 Â€ Sat. & Sun. 1-5 and weekdays 2:00-5:00 Â€ Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 2H Â $2,495,000 Â€ Key Marco on Marco Island Â€ 1132 Blue Hill Creek Â€ ML Meade 239-293-4851 Â€ Premier Properties of SW FL Inc Â€ Sun. 1-4 3H Â Grey Oaks Estuary Â€ 1306 Noble Heron Way Â€ $2,138,000 Â€ Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell Â€ 213-7420 Â€ Premier Properties 4H Â Moorings Villas Of Fairway Terrace Â€ 664 Fairway Terrace Â€ $2,172,060 Â€ Mark Maran/ Jerry Wachowicz Â€ 777-3301 Â€ Sat/Sun: 1-4 Â€ Premier Properties 5H Â Old Naples Â€ 483 Palm Circle West Â€ $2,245,000 Â€ Marty & Debbi Mcdermott Â€ 5644231 Â€ Premier Properties 6H Â Olde Cypress Da Vinci Estates Â€ 3040 Mona Lisa Blvd. Â€ $2,249,000 Â€ Sandra MccarthyMeeks Â€ 287-7921 Â€ Premier Properties 7H Â Old Naples Casa Bella Â€ 458 11th Avenue South $2,395,000 Â€ Randy Wilson Â€ 450-9091 Â€ Premier Properties 8H Â Park Shore Aria Â€ 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Â€ $2,900,000 Â€ 261-6200 Â€ Mon-Sat: Open Daily & Sun: 12-4 Â€ Premier Properties >$3,000,000 1I Â $3,099,000 Â€ Park Shore Â€ 646 Parkview Lane Â€ Jerry Wachowicz/Michael Lawler Â€ 239261-6161 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Sun. 1-4 2I Â Coquina Sands Â€ 500 Yucca Road Â€ $3,450,000 Â€ Beth Hayhoe McNichols Â€ 821-3304 Â€ Premier Properties 3I Â Moorings Â€ 265 Springline Drive Â€ $3,995,000 Â€ Jerry Wachowicz Â€ 777-0741 Â€ Premier Properties 4I Â Moorings Vista Royale Â€ 231 Harbour Drive Â€ $3,995,000 Â€ Michael Lawler Â€ 571-3939 Â€ Premier Properties >$4,000,000 1J Â Park Shore Â€ 378 Neptunes Bight Â€ $4,295,000 Â€ Michael Lawler Â€ 571-3939 Â€ Premier Properties >$5,000,0001K Â $5,695,000 Â€ Key Marco on Marco Island Â€ 1072 Blue Hill Creek Â€ Natalie Kirstein 239784-0491 Â€ Premier Properties of SW FL Inc. Â€ Sun 1-4 2K Â $5,995,000 Â€ Key Marco on Marco Island Â€ Katrina Hunsaker Â€ 239-595-0245 Â€ Amerivest Realty South LLC Â€ Sun. 1-4 Open House are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked
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 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 premier properties.com COM NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM CO COM M BONITASPRINGS.COM PARK SHORE, MOORINGS & SURROUNDS OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 Single Family Homes 299 Mermaids BightNew Âon the waterÂŽ home in Addsion Mizner-style (to be constructed in 2009) is a true showpiece. Floor plan available. $4,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 Single Family Homes 365 Windward WayAn incredible waterfront homesite. Three bedroom plus den home with Bay views. No bridges to the Gulf. $3,650,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939680 Regatta RoadRoom for everyone, 2 bedroom attached guest retreat plus main home, Â“replaces, pool, beautiful yard, chefÂs kitchen. $2,595,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235723 Mooringline DriveNew construction 4 bedroom plus den with Â“replace, coffered ceilings and crown mouldings. Pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. $2,595,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939995 Wedge DriveThis home is in pristine condition with many recent upgrades. An outstanding view of the Moorings Country Club. $849,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203660 Wedge DriveExisting home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a granite kitchen. A great starter home or entry level opportunity. $595,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 Condominiums/Villas COMMODORE CLUB 222 Harbour Drive #402Enjoy the serene view of the Gulf from your lanai, remodeled kitchen and living areas. A deeded boat dock available. $645,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041SOMERSET 3111 Riviera Drive #A-104Lake view, 3 bedroom end residence with 2 screened porches and covered parking. Crown mouldings, chair rail and more. $295,000 | Penny/Bob Lyle | 564-4405SUZANNE 825 Ketch Dr #200Spacious 3 bedroom end residence. Located close to beaches, dining and shopping. Private beach membership available. $295,000 | Robin Weidle | 370-5515PORTSIDE CLUB 3100 Binnacle Drive #102Lake view from this remodeled 2 bedroom plus den. Bright and cheerful; new furnishings and upgrades! Lanai with glass enclosure. $289,750 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 MOORINGS PARK SHORE 233 Mermaids BightWaterfront property on Venetian Bay with 116Â of water frontage with only 1 bridge to the Gulf. Close to the beach. $2,250,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #4ASerene views of Venetian Bay from this rarely offered 3 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence. Steps to beach. $599,000 | Paula Sims | 262-6600 OPEN SUN. 1-4535 Turtle Hatch RoadLarge corner lot with manicured grounds and brick paver drive. Many upgrades. Fireplace, slate Â”ooring, enclosed lanai. $774,900 | Keith Alexander | 250-51563750 Fountainhead LaneDesirable 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with upgraded 20ÂŽ tile, newer kitchen cabinets, appliances and new roof. $599,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 Condominiums/Villas COLONADE 179 Colonade CircleDelightful 3 bedroom plus den with attached 2-car garage. ÂDelphiÂ Â”oor plan, light and bright, private elevator. Furnished. $1,095,000 | Linda Ohler | 404-6460PELICAN POINT WEST 250 Park Shore Drive #402Expansive views of Venetian Bay from every room! Beautifully renovated home with 2 master suites and 1500+ total SF. $865,000 | Ann S. Zampogna | 580-7367VILLAS OF PARK SHORE 4032 Crayton RoadFurnished villa with large Â”oor plan, 2 bedrooms upstairs and master on main level. Twocar garage. $795,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455 PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #4FA rare treat! Wide bay views from this SW corner 3 bedroom furnished condominium. Great ambiance in every room. $719,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #2ASerene views of Venetian Bay from recently updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Granite countertops, wood Â”ooring. $675,000| Paula Sims | 262-6600 OPEN SUN. 1-44201 Crayton RoadFresh new look! Stunning home to be built. Gorgeous Bay views, 4 ensuite bedrooms, Â“replace, and walk-in wine cellar. $3,950,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 Single Family Homes PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT 1 300 Park Shore Drive #3DLovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished residence has wonderful bay views. Stroll to Venetian Village. $545,000 | Paula Sims | 262-6600 OPEN SUN. 1-41727 Alamanda DriveFour bedroom, 2 bath pool home. Live close to Lowdermilk Beach Park, shopping and downtown areas! $599,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231BANYAN CLUB 274 Banyan Blvd. #274This two bedroom, two bath residence offers a spacious screened terrace, open Â”oor plan and fully equipped kitchen. $399,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420266 Yucca RoadFabulous opportunity to build your dream home. Lot size is 113Â x 197 Âx 110Â x 195Â Close to beaches, shopping and dining. $1,640,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420THE WILLOWS 4100 Belair Lane #109Completely updated and turnkey furnished. Hardwood Â”oors, crown mouldings and more. Walk to restaurants and shops. $375,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444JACARANDA 4082 Belair Lane #10First Â”oor, 3 bedroom plus glassed-in porch/den is updated and in excellent condition. Wood and tiled Â”oors. $349,000 | Penny/Bob Lyle | 564-4405LEXINGTON 4022 Belair Lane #9Elegant quiet 55 plus community, close to the beach. This 2nd Â”oor walk-up has 2 bedroom. Upgrades throughout. $325,000 | Mimi Straub | 434-2424PARK WEST VILLAS 4720 West Blvd.Spacious corner villa with 2nd story loft/4th bedroom. New roof summer 2007. Being sold Âas-isÂŽ. Two-car garage. $399,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-22035128 Seahorse AvenueA beautifully landscaped waterfront property. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is just 1 block from the beach. $1,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-39395122 Sand Dollar LaneLarge .34 acre lot is steps to the beach. Current home on property being sold Âas-isÂŽ. $639,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PARK SHORE AREA SEAGATE COQUINA SANDS OPEN SAT & SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #2FEnd residence has wide water views of Venetian Bay. Updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath has new African granite kitchen counters. $695,000 | Paula Sims | 262-6600 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MOORINGS t Waterfront 4 bedroom home plus den and game room; over 6,600 SF under air; 4-car garage, oversized lot, and bay views. No bridges to Gulf. Wood Â”oors, 2-story Â“replace, sound and security systems, pool and spa.$6,495,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE t New construction home on Venetian Bay. Quality construction and California design with 4 bedrooms, library, gourmet kitchen, game room and study. Outdoor kitchen, heated pool, spa, multilevel terraces, dock/hoist.$5,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE t Spectacular views of Venetian Bay from this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home with 2 master suites, media and great room. Entertain on the lanai with summer kitchen, Â“replace, pool/spa and 80 ft. boat dock.$5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE t 378 Neptunes Bight This expansive 2 story home affords beautiful long water views w/boat dock and lift. The property offers 5 bedrooms plus den, 5.5 baths, a grand foyer and formal dining room and a 3-car garage and sizable pool. $4,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE AREA LUSSO VILLAS t Luxury new construction villa. Outside Â“replace and a grand pool/spa. Each villa has an elevator and 1st Â”oor master, 2nd Â”oor with a morning kitchen. Includes Premier Membership to Naples Grande.FROM $1,400,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE t 231 Harbour Drive Luxuriously appointed waterfront villas offer exquisite views from multiple balconies overlooking Moorings Bay and include gourmet kitchen, private pool/spa and deeded boat slips. Carefree, upscale living! 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The cast has yet to arrive in town, but the star of the show is already on stage, parked in the spotlights, the center of everyoneÂs attention at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. She faces forward, then glides 90 degrees to show her profile, practically preening like a fashion model. Director Ray Roderick sits in the audience, surrounded by men gripping walkie-talkies or wearing headphones. In front of him are monitors, laptops, a tangle of wires and plugs. EveryoneÂs eyes are on the stage. The object of their unwavering attention: a long, cylindrical, roofless car with running boards, a fold-down windshield, red wheel spokes and headlights that bulge out like a frogÂs eyes. ItÂs Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the magical flying car of childrenÂs literature. The 1964 book was made into a movie in 1968 and then into a stage musical in London in 2002. In 2005, the U.K. show traveled around Europe and ÂChitty Chitty Bang BangÂŽ opened on Broadway, where it was nominated for five Tony Awards. Mr. RoderickÂs job, as director of the U.S. national touring production, is to turn the Broadway musical into a traveling sensation, without losing any of the magic. Not everything that worked on Broadway Â„ including the car flying out above the audience Â„ can transfer to smaller, temporary theaters across the U.S., he says. HeÂs trimmed the show toSEE CHITTY, C4 BANG BANGChittyFANTASMAGORICAL:CHITTYBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@Â” oridaweekly.com PHOTO JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY a a a a a a a cr cr cr cr cr r cr cr c o os os os os os s s s s s s th th t h e e e e e e e U. U. U. U. U. U S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S , , he he h he he h he e h s s s s s ay ay ay ay y ay ay a s. s. s. s. s. t t t t ri ri r r ri i mm mm mm mm mm mm mm m mm ed ed ed ed ed ed e ed ed e t t t t t t t t he he he he he he he he e s s s s s s s s ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho w w w w w w w w to to to to to to o o SE SE SE E SE SE SE E E E E E E E C C C C C C C C HI HI HI HI H HI H HI H TT TT TT TT TT TT Y, Y, Y, Y Y, Y, Y, C C C C C C C C 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 na na na na ti ti ti t ti on on n on on o o n al al al al a l t t t t t t ou ou ou ou o o ri ri i ri ng n ng p p th th th t h e e e B B B tr tr tr r av av av lo lo lo si si s n n No No N N o wo wo w o o rk rk k k k ed ed d in in cl cl l l cl ud ud d d ud ud d ab ab ab b a ov ov ov ov ov o v v e e e e e e e tr tr t t t t an an n n sf sf sf sf sf f f er r er er er er r r th th h th t t ea e ea a te te te te e rs rs rs rs rs rs s th t h t ea ea ea a a a te te te te te t e rs rs rs rs s rs rs rs rs He He He He He He He He Âs Âs Âs Âs Âs Âs Âs s t t St. MatthewÂs House invites young and old alike to usher in the holiday season at its first-ever Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Fleischmann Park. Numerous schools and community clubs and organizations are helping to fill the day with fun activities for the entire family. Events will include games, a bake sale, arts and crafts, live music, storytelling and shopping for quilts, Christmas tree skirts and other items handmade by members of two local quilting guilds. Students from St. AnnÂs, First Baptist Academy, Poinciana Elementary and Village School will sell their crafts and ornaments made from recycled materials. Naples Rotary Club will run potato sack races, an egg toss and tug oÂ war. Musician Cathy Orban will entertain, and Collier County childrenÂs librarians will read stories. MOMS Club South Coast chapter and others will offer baked treats and snacks plus lemonade and apple cider. Take care of your holiday family portrait needs by posing in a backdrop setting by Brian Gore Photography. The St. MatthewÂs House Thrift Store, voted year after year as NaplesÂ best, will be open for business, accepting donations as well as selling the best of its many bargains from its familiar truck. All proceeds will benefit St. MatthewÂs House, now in its 20th year of housing the homeless and transforming the lives of those less fortunate. For more information, call Shannon Gargiulo at 430-0657, e-mail email@example.com or visit St.Matthewshouse.org. DVD with a mission PixarÂ’s delightful Â“Wall-EÂ” comes out in a three-disc special edition. C11 Restaurants with a view YouÂ’ll want to save our list that covers the waterfront. C22 & 23 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTION WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008WEEK at-a-glance Ring in the holiday season Sunday at St. MatthewÂ’s House Fall Festival A one-woman classic Two local libraries present Karen DeVos as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. C16 No need to fake it Being in love does a body good. C2 Al i Clockwise from the top, director Ray Roderick, choreographer JoAnn Hunter and dance captain Kevin Leary go over pre-rehearsal details on the set at the Mann Hall in Fort Myers. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY w i l l n t s Store Na b h tr a
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 make it a little tighter and more roadfriendly. But heÂs not skimping on the theater magic. For that purpose, they rented the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall a month in advance to prepare and rehearse the musical before taking it out on the road. Roderick and 50 others spent a month at the Mann Hall before the actual production debuts there on Nov. 15 and 16, with three shows. (The musical then plays Fort Lauderdale, goes on to Tampa, and then other cities across the nation, including Philadelphia, PA, Albuquerque NM, and Costa Mesa, Calif.) It is, says Mr. Roderick, one of the most technically complex musicals. ÂItÂs brand new technology,ÂŽ he says, between cues. ÂItÂs very tedious mechanical work Âƒ that we spent months prior to this month, building. ÂItÂs staggeringly complicated and can be frustrating at times Â„ itÂs very tedious work. I spent eight hours in a warehouse programming one minute and 10 seconds, thatÂs how tedious it is.ÂŽ And he still wasnÂt satisfied with the results. ÂIÂve been at this for a year, putting this show together,ÂŽ he reveals. And on they labor. Through hard work, technology, lighting, masking, and the magic of theater, the car appears to fly, to have a personality all of her own. She is, after all, the titular character of the music, an honor given to only a few, such as ÂEvita,ÂŽ ÂSweeney Todd,ÂŽ ÂNicholas NicklebyÂŽ and ÂMame.ÂŽ ÂWhen the movie was made,ÂŽ Mr. Roderick says, Âit was the time of filmmaking: VistaVision, CinemaScope. People were doing things in film not done before.ÂŽ He wants to have the same effect onstage. ÂWe want to capture the joy of storytelling that was so infectious,ÂŽ he says. ÂThatÂs why we remember these movies. It was a musical first, to try to optimize the scope of that on a stge.ÂŽ Naysayers claimed a national American tour couldnÂt happen, that the show was too difficult, too complex to tour. ÂThe thought of it!ÂŽ Mr. Roderick says. ÂÂCouldnÂt be done.Â ÂSo many technical requirements!ÂÂŽ When it toured in the UK, he says, it took them two weeks to load the show in. (Most shows begin load in on a Monday, to be ready for opening night the following evening. ItÂs a rare show Â„ such as ÂThe Phantom of the OperaÂŽ Â„ that takes a week to set up before a show can open.) ÂThey had to go through the deck, the floor of the stage, to fly the show,ÂŽ he says. They wondered, at one point, if the stage at the Mann Hall could hold the weight of all their sets and equipment. ÂThis is Florida,ÂŽ Mann Hall general manager Scott Saxon reassured them. ÂWe donÂt have basements. ThatÂs a concrete foundation there.ÂŽ ÂItÂs taken us hours and hours to make it look like it can fly,ÂŽ Mr. Roderick says. ÂThe story is the musical and the characters. We have to Âƒ make the car do what it needs to do.ÂŽ The story, of course, is of an eccentric inventor, Commander Pott (Potts in the musical) who has a wife, a boy and a girl. The family gets a car when the commander is successful inventing a candy that also works as a whistle. The inventor fixes up the car, which also seems to have a mind of her own. The plot includes spies and a child snatcher. The car, named Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the sounds it makes while starting up, can also function as a motorboat and fly. The carÂs extended abilities shouldnÂt be too surprising once you learn that the author of this famous childrenÂs book is also the creator of a famous spy who had gadgets and cars that could do miraculous things: Ian Fleming, who wrote the James Bond series. ÂJames Bond meets the turn of the last century,ÂŽ Mr. Roderick says, laughing. ÂItÂs not the same character Âƒ but itÂs the same adventure, with a great story of good versus evil. ÂItÂs still a love story at heart, and, as folks say, the car is the show. It is true to the character. We humanize the car in this version. SheÂs a catalyst for an entire family coming together, a family falling in love. A machine that does miraculous things, overcomes this huge conflict.ÂŽ The local production includes six local kids who had to audition for the show. They spend a good amount of time on stage, 15 to 20 minutes, and, as Mr. Roderick points out, not only do they get to step out onto the Barbara B. Mann stage, but they get a chance to work with Broadway professionals. ÂItÂs exciting. ItÂs great for these kids to have an opportunity to step on stage with a delightful musical that has a lot to say,ÂŽ Mr. Roderick says. ÂItÂs so driven by characters. And these are Broadway veterans they get to work with.ÂŽ Mr. Saxon echoes Mr. Roderick, pointing out what a great experience this is for local budding actors, to have so much stage time in a production of national touring Broadway show. He also likes to point out how much the show has contributed to the local economy, because those who were here for a month stayed in hotels, ate meals at restaurants, and possibly visited local shops and movie theaters. Mr. Roderick, whose parents have a place in Estero, was already familiar with the area. ÂI spend a lot of time down here. I love it here,ÂŽ he says, pointing out that the area has what he considers the prettiest beaches in the world. ÂAnd this is the perfect theater for us to be in,ÂŽ he adds. ÂIt has a big enough stage to get a show on, yet itÂs a small enough house so we can talk to each other. ItÂs a big show. So itÂs great to see this show in this theater. It feels so intimate.ÂŽ Mr. Roderick is distracted for a few minutes by whatÂs happening on stage. Everything is planned down to the second, as if itÂs the Olympics. ÂIt obviously beats working for a living,ÂŽ he jokes. ÂItÂs great fun. We work very, very hard, and itÂs mind-boggling. Lots of pieces to put together. It has its stressful moments. But itÂs so rewarding, so joyous, what we do for a living. And the community of folks we work with is like no other, the fellowship of the theater. ÂThe people working backstage? TheyÂve got seconds (to respond to cues), there are things going on underneath the deck, many things you donÂt see. TheyÂre big kids like we are too.ÂŽ But in the end, itÂs all about the car. ÂTalk to any dad when he kicks the tires, lifts the hood,ÂŽ Mr. Roderick says. ÂHe looks under the hood whether he knows whatÂs going on or not. ÂWe can never upstage the central story. The car is part of the family. WeÂre all infatuated with the automobile. ÂI think thatÂs why the story holds up.ÂŽ I remember reading ÂChitty Chitty Bang BangÂŽ when I was a kid, and I remember seeing the movie too. The onomatopoeia may have appealed to some, but I remember thinking it was a pretty silly name. Dick Van Dyke, in the movie, was pretty silly too. But then, IÂd seen him in ÂMary Poppins.ÂŽ ÂBye Bye BirdieÂŽ too. He was just a goofy guy, I reasoned with my kidlike logic. So when I learned the national tour of ÂChitty Chitty Bang Bang,ÂŽ the musical, was going to rehearse and start its tour here at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall this month, I decided to re-read the book. ItÂd been a couple of decades since IÂd originally read it (never you mind how many) and I was curious to see how itÂd hold up. The book, of course, is different than the movie, but the book came first, so thatÂs why I chose to return to it. It happened immediately when I opened the book and saw the title page: the years just somehow melted away. I remembered how, as a kid, IÂd been so impressed with John BurninghamÂs illustrations. They were in black and white, so IÂm guessing they are pen and ink illustrations. But the way he drew the car on the title page just captured my attention. ItÂs a kind of image worthy of Eadweard Muybridge: a stop-action illustration that shows how the car has flown from the left page to the right page. To me, as a kid, it looked like a photograph, even though I knew the Pott family was drawn, because they had that kind of line drawing cartoonlike look about them. (The familyÂs name was changed from Pott to Potts for the movie version, which came out in 1968. IÂm guessing movie producers didnÂt want the family to have a name that made people think of drugs.) The drawings, though I hadnÂt seen them in decades, were instantly familiar to me, and felt comforting to look at. (The Pott family is a very quirky family, and you canÂt help but like them.) The illustrator, John Burningham, went on to become one of EnglandÂs top illustrators. The man, whose work is known worldwide, received two Kate Greenaway Medals (the UK version of the Caldecott Award.) He also, by the way, is married to Helen Oxenbury, an award-winning childrenÂs book illustrator herself. ÂChitty Chitty Bang Bang,ÂŽ believe it or not, is written by Ian Fleming. Yes, that Ian Fleming. The creator of James Bond. No, the Pott children donÂt ask for their chocolate milk shaken, not stirred. But the title character of the book is a car that can do all sort of things that normal cars canÂt. This one can turn into a motorboat. It can fly. It possesses tracking radar. It seems to have a mind of its own. And there are bad guys and intrigue and plenty of adventure in the book.It was, from what IÂve read, originally a bedtime story Mr. Fleming told his children.I fell in love with it from the first sentence Â„ the storyÂs narrator has a voice you instinctively trust. And the first sentence seems to be a precursor to Lemony SnicketÂs books (who periodically uses a word and then defines it for his readers.) HereÂs how ÂChitty Chitty Bang BangÂŽ starts: ÂMost motorcars are conglomerations (this is a long word for ÂbundlesÂ) of steel and wire and rubber and plastic, and electricity and oil and gasoline and water, and the toffee papers you pushed down the crack in the back seat last Sunday. Smoke comes out of the back of them and hornsquawks out of the front, and they have white lights like big eyes in front, and red lights behind. And that is about that Â„ just motorcars, tin boxes on wheels for running about in. ÂBut some motorcars Â„ mine, for instance, and perhaps yours Â„ are different. If you get to like them and understand them, if you are kind to them and donÂt scratch their paint or bang their doors, if you fill them up and pump them up when they need it, if you keep them clean and polished and out of the rain and snow as much as possible, you will find, you MAY find, that they become almost like persons Â„ MORE than just ordinary persons Â„ MAGICAL PERSONS ! !ÂŽ How can you resist an opening like that? ThatÂs a narrator you can trust and want to stay with to the very end. Which I did. IÂm looking forward to the musical, but IÂm glad I revisited the book. And IÂll try to live my life by Commander PottÂs words: ÂNever say ÂnoÂ to adventures. Always say Âyes,Â otherwise youÂll lead a very dull life.ÂŽ CHITTYFrom page 1Rereading Â‘Chitty Chitty Bang BangÂ’ PHOTO JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Co-sound designer Nathaniel Hare, right, anf Head Sound Engineer Chris Walters check sound levels before rehearsal starts.PHOTO JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Director Ray Roderick.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com THE MUSIC GOURMET It hardly seems possible that itÂs been 20 years since the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts burst onto the cultural scene, succeeding, by its very existence, in dishing up a hefty serving of culture for our community. For that, we should be forever grateful, especially at this grim time in the world. As we face the greatest financial challenges since the Great Depression, culture and beauty seem pretty far off the radar of things our government is trying to figure out how to bail out. But it was hard to detect panic and despair inside the Phil last Thursday evening. For two blessed hours (or three if you attended the excellent pre-concert discussion by Maestro Jorge Mester), I detected nothing but a raptly attentive, appreciative audience in a nearly filled hall. Indeed, ÂThe Romantic IdealÂŽ program had much about it to make one smile, including a wonderful introduction of the about-to-unfold program by Mester who, among other things, gave the audience permission to spontaneously clap or cheer DURING the selections, not just at their conclusions. Quoting from a recent article and with a twinkle in his eye Mester encouraged the audience to feel free to Âbreak the rulesÂŽ of current music etiquette, about which I have written on several occasions. After all, as I have said before, given so little to smile or cheer about in the world today, is it such a big deal to cheer in approbation of some particularly tasty section or movement Â„ regardless of whether or not it is finished? Unlike the myriad forms of pops and bluegrass music, where cheering and whooping it up are part and parcel of any good program, classic music attendees sit there stoically, determined not to disgrace themselves by cheering or applauding until each number is finished. Kaput. Not one nanosecond sooner. Contrary to its historical social graces roots (when the audience responded immediately to music or a performance they were enjoying), the pendulum has swung to the opposite extreme, so much so that silence has become deeply ingrained in the minds of classic music concertgoers.Go ahead, break the rulesOne of my all-time favorite ÂrulebreakingÂŽ performances occurred here at the Phil perhaps three years ago, when Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (in my opinion, the worldÂs greatest female violinist) opened the classical season with the Philharmonic Orchestra. At this point, I canÂt even tell you what the selection was, except to say she was breathtakingly glorious that evening. At the end of the lengthy first movement, the crowd exploded, giving Salerno-Sonnenberg and the orchestra a standing ovation. They deserved every moment of it. I wanted to leap to my feet as well, but I cringed as I sat there, convinced the audience was about to be lectured or treated like bad little children. Instead, Mester hugged Salerno-Sonnenberg, turned to the audience as the cheers continued, and said: ÂIf you think THAT was great, wait till you hear the next three movements!ÂŽ So, once Mester had Âgiven permissionÂŽ prior to Thursday eveningÂs performance, there were, indeed, several huzzahs and applause between movements during the ensuing program.Â‘The Romantic IdealÂ’ at the Phil: A glorious evening in grim times The ÂscorcherÂŽ of the three selections, Franz LisztÂs ÂPiano Concerto No.l in E-Flat Major,ÂŽ was nestled between Luigi BoccheriniÂs infinitely more gentle ÂNocturnal Retreat from MadridÂŽ and Hector BerliozÂ ÂSymphonie fantastique, Op. 14.ÂŽ I found the 18th century Boccherini (only recently arranged for orchestra by Luciano Berio) an intriguing piece, as the illusion is created musically of a distant group of soldiers slowly marching to Madrid, every bar gradually increasing in volume until erupting in a deafening fortissimo. Then, slowly, the troops retreat, and the music disappears into the vapors. Very effective, indeed, and the audience responded enthusiastically to it. Next up was the Liszt, and out on stage ambled Dmitri Ratser, just as hawknosed, brooding-eyed a man with an omni-present host of nervous mannerisms as I recalled from his first blistering performance here two seasons ago (and as I wrote about last week). So much does he resemble the reincarnation of Franz Liszt, even Mester commented about it. Ratser settled himself in, ÂfingercombingÂŽ his long, white hair, wiping his brow (which he did with some regularity during his performance), and the concerto began. Fully expecting the Steinway to give up the ghost and break in two during any number of his powerful cadenzas, I easily forgave an occasional slight overshot of a note (he was, after all, playing fortissimo at breakneck speed). Just as I had expected he would, Ratser absolutely dominated the keyboard with such force of will that I would have not been surprised if several ivories came unglued and flew through the air. A roar of approbation was his and the orchestraÂs reward at its conclusion, with Mester and Ratser returning time and again to acknowledge the crowd. But there was more: an entire second half, this time given over to Hector BerliozÂ fascinating, superbly performed, eerily wonderful ÂSymphonie Fantastique, Op. 14.ÂŽ Had it not come on the heels of one of my very favorite piano concertos, I would have been able to focus better on the Berlioz. But I was still replaying the Liszt in my mind, comparing it with recordings I own, marveling at the sheer force of will Ratser imposes on the piano Â„ any piano Â„ he performs on. On Friday, Nov. 21, concertgoers will have yet another opportunity to observe one of the greatest pianists in the world today. Remember RatserÂs style while you watch Howard Shelley perform. Even though the genre of music will be different, you should have little difficulty comparing their styles; the two hail from different planets in that respect. I will be interested in hearing your comments about the two artists. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Peg GOLDBERG LONGSTRETH firstname.lastname@example.orgCOURTESY PHOTO Franz Liszt AUDITIONS(no appointment necessary) Auditions held at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S. Naples, FL Â• For info: 434-7340, ext. 10. Â• Perusal scripts available in the Box Office with $20 deposit. Box Office hours: 10 am 4 pm Mon.-Fri. 10 am 1 pm Sat. 239-263-7990 www.naplesplayers.org Pulitzer and Tony Awards went to this brilliant depiction of art historian Heidi Holland, seeking to find herself from the 1960s through the Â‘80s. 5+ Women: 20 to 40 3+ Men: 20 to 40 (doubling possible) AUDITIONS OPEN TO ALL2:00 pm, Saturday, Nov. 15Performances Feb. 4 28, 2009 Rehearsals begin Dec. 15 Comic Drama by Wendy Wasserstein Directed by Karen Smith-Hill PERFORMANCES: 8 pm Wed.-Sat. & Sun, Nov. 30., Sundays at 2 p.m. no perf. on Thanksgiving Â• tickets $30 adults, $10 studentsTHE NAPLES PLAYERS Sugden Community Theatre 701 5th Ave. S., Naples FL www.naplesplayers.org, Gift Certificates availablewith with with with with slapstick, slapstick, slapstick, slapstick, slapstick, mystery mystery mystery mystery mystery , , romance... romance... romance... romance... romance...Call Call Call Call Call 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 Call Call Call Call Call 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 production sponsored by The Naples Daily Newsa comic romp by John BishopA hilarious spoof of 1940s Hollywood film noir (nope, itÂ’s not a musical.) on stage November 26 December 20 Champagne reception opening night Champagne reception opening night Champagne reception opening night Champagne reception opening night Champagne reception opening night Clues add up to Laughter Clues add up to Laughter Clues add up to Laughter Clues add up to Laughter Clues add up to Laughter Clues add up to Laughter Clues add up to Laughter Clues add up to Laughter Clues add up to Laughter Clues add up to Laughter COURTESY PHOTO Dmitri Ratser
1100 El Jobean Rd. #128 (SR 776 & US 41)Port Charlotte Â 941-235-3354 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weekÂ’s theater Women of Lockerbie ÂThe Women of LockerbieÂŽ 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.org WallyÂ’s Cafe The Marco Players opened the 2008-2009 season with ÂWallyÂs Caf,ÂŽ 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 ÂThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,ÂŽ running through Nov. 15. A sizzlinÂ good time is coming when Miss Mona and her ÂladiesÂŽ 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 ÂHard Candy ChristmasÂŽ and ÂThe Aggie Song.ÂŽ 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 ÂBorn Yesterday,ÂŽ 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 1940Âs 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 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang YouÂll believe a car can fly. ÂChitty Chitty Bang Bang,ÂŽ 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 ÂTruly Scrumptious,ÂŽ ÂHushabye Mountain,ÂŽ 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 Shakespeare Bring a folding lawn chair and settle in under the stars for The Naples Publick TheatreÂs free performances of ÂAll the WorldÂs A Stage,ÂŽ a selection of scenes from ShakespeareÂs plays, beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 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). Founderdirector Donato Colucci, known for his high-concept Shakespeare productions in Boston, promises a surprised-filled evening. For more information, visit www. naplespublicktheatre.com. This weekÂ’s symphony 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, is Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Highlights include SchubertÂs ÂRosamunde Overture,ÂŽ ÂGliereÂs Russian SailorÂs Dance,ÂŽ KhachaturianÂs ÂSabre DanceÂŽ and ÂDance of the Rose MaidensÂŽ 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. Thursday, Nov. 13 Carmen Metropolitan Opera conductor Steven White, with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, presents BizetÂs ÂCarmenÂŽ at 8 p.m. at the at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. ÂCarmenÂŽ is probably the most popular of all operas, a tantalizing tale Open auditions The Naples Players will hold open auditions for ÂThe Heidi ChroniclesÂŽ 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. Roles are available for three or more men and five or more women, all ages 20-40. 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 ÂThe Heidi ChroniclesÂŽ icon at www. naplesplayers.org Friday, Nov. 14 Tuesday, Nov. 18 Wednesday, Nov. 19 Saturday, Nov. 15 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 MexicoÂs 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 Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw, legendary NBC newsman, best-selling author of ÂThe Greatest GenerationÂŽ and ÂBoom,ÂŽ and the current host of ÂMeet The Press,ÂŽ 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 todayÂs 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 481-4849 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 ÂnÂ 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. of dangerous people in dangerous situations. 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. Iconic Performers Joe Leonardo, professor emeritus, Temple University Theater Department, will present ÂIconic Performers on Broadway,ÂŽ at 2 p.m. ItÂs the first class in the series Broadway Medley, as part of the Philharmonic CenterÂs Lifelong Learning arts education program. ÂIconic Performers on BroadwayÂŽ will examine Broadway divas Â„ past and present Â„ from Merman and Martin to Peters and LuPone. Tickets are $32. Tickets for the series Broadway Medley are $128. 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. Elaine Newton Elaine Newton, professor emeritus of humanities, York University, Toronto, will present ÂLoving FrankÂŽ by Nancy Horan, the first event in the CriticÂs Choice series, as part of the Philharmonic CenterÂs Lifelong Learning arts education program. The series features enlightening commentary on some of the most exciting and important contemporary fiction. ÂLoving FrankÂŽ will be presented 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. Holiday spectacular Norris Furniture & InteriorsÂ 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.
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Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. Â– 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. Â– 10 p.m. Lounge open late. Mannheim Steamroller Get an early start on your Âholiday moodÂŽ 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 SteamrollerÂs signature sound is where classical and modern-day rock, acoustic and electronic music meet. Celebrate the spirit of the season with the Â18th-century rock bandÂŽ 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 ÂIrving BerlinÂs White Christmas,ÂŽ Nov. 20 through Dec. 27. ÂWhite ChristmasÂŽ is based on the movie classic made popular by Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. ItÂs 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 ÂHappy Holidays,ÂŽ ÂSisters,ÂŽ ÂBlue Skies,ÂŽ and the title song, ÂWhite Christmas.ÂŽ For reservations and show information, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com, call 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Downtown Wine Tour The Downtown Naples Association Wine Tour is Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sample wine and horsÂd oeuvres at nearly 20 participating restaurants. Under the Stars Opera NaplesÂ new season opens the evening of Friday, Nov. 21, with the companyÂs second annual ÂOpera Stars Under the Stars,ÂŽ at which several world-renowned opera singers will perform a preview of the three full-scale productions on this yearÂs 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 buildingÂs construction, representatives from builder Kraft Construction, Mayor Mayor Barnett and other legislators and community leaders. Following the tribute, the NAAÂs 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 ÂOpera Stars Under the ArtsÂŽ 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 ÂShelley Plays Saint-Sans,ÂŽ 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 Art Royale The Alliance for the Arts hosts its premier fundraising event, Art Royale, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Art enthusiasts, thrill seekers and the average curious art lover will experience what participating artists describe as their creative outlet. The key is thinking outside the box as local artists team up, in conjunction with the Alliance, to present a campus-wide interpretation of this yearÂs theme, Lost in Translation. Purchase tickets in advance or in groups for a discounted price. For tickets, call 939-2787 or visit Art Royale at www.artroyale.org. VivaldiÂ’s World The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble will present ÂVivaldiÂs World,ÂŽ 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 VivaldiÂs best-known composition and one of the pillars of the Baroque repertoire, ÂThe Four Seasons.ÂŽ 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 Musical Comedy Murders ÂThe Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,ÂŽ comedy by John Bishop and presented by The Naples Players, is on stage Nov. 26 through Dec. 20 at the Sugden Community Theatre in Naples. The hilarious play is not a musical, but a spoof of Hollywood film noir thrillers of the 1940s. Performances are in Blackburn Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday nights with a special performance at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. There is no performance on Thanksgiving Day. Tickets for the production are $30 for adults and $10 for students; call the box office, at 263-7990. The Nutcracker Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Juan Francisco La Manna, will once again present George BalanchineÂs ÂThe Nutcracker,ÂŽ 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. Christmas Walk Fifth Avenue South lights up for the holidays Thursday, Dec. 4, with business open houses and holiday entertainment for the annual Christmas Walk on Fifth Avenue South. Santa and Naples Mayor Bill Barnett will light the 25-foot Christmas tree in Sugden Theater Plaza at 6 pm. All entertainment stations open at 6:30 p.m. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Upcoming events 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. John Henry Internationally acclaimed sculptor John Henry, known for his sky-high steel sculpture, will kick off his seven-city Florida exhibition, ÂDrawing in Space: The Peninsula Project,ÂŽ at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Feb. 3. Incorporating new works as well as some of his most recognized pieces, the indoor and outdoor exhibition brings together his colorful, monumental works. For more information, visit www.PeninsulaProject.com NASA Art The Art League of Bonita Springs presents ÂNASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration,ÂŽ 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 Â„ the scientists, astronauts, and other personnel who shaped the missions and programs. This fascinating look at our nationÂs space program will appeal to all ages. Call 495-8989. Roberto Clemente North Collier Regional Park is hosting ÂBeyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto ClementeÂŽ 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 leagueÂs 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. Boys of Summer North Collier Regional Park will showcase rarely published photographs chronicling the ÂBoys of SummerÂŽ as seen through the lens of award-winning Brooklyn DodgersÂ photographer Barney Stein. During SteinÂs 20 years with the Dodgers, he had unequalled access to the Brooklyn ÂBumsÂŽ 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 ÂBrooklyn Dodgers Photographs of Barney SteinÂŽ exhibit opens Nov. 13 and runs through Feb. 1. Ongoing events
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS COMMENTARY For Reservations call (305) 664-2132 or 800-222-1693 www.lasiestaresort.com Islamorada, Florida Keys All Suite Resort ÂCome experience the real Keys!ÂŽ Grief knows no timetable. Companies give you a scant three daysÂ bereavement leave, friends expect you to be Âback to ÂnormalÂÂŽ in a few weeks, or surely after a couple months. But grief stays as long as it wants. ÂThe Women of Lockerbie,ÂŽ now playing in the Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre, is a study in grief. Based on the 1988 bombing of Pam Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, Deborah BrevoortÂs moving play examines the various faces of grief and how death Â… even the same death Â… affects everyone differently. The play opens with American Bill (Tony Oteri) and Scotswoman Olive (Bonnie Knapp). Both, it turns out, have lost a child and spouse when that plane fell out of the sky. Olive lost her husband and daughter in the falling, flaming wreckage. BillÂs 20-year-old son evaporated when the bomb on his plane exploded. Though his wife, Madeline (Debi Garnett) is still alive, her grief is still so raw, heÂs effectively lost her too. The coupleÂs strained relationship demonstrates how the death of a child can rock a marriage, and how two people can be so intimate, yet grieve so differently. The play takes place on the night of the annual memorial service in Lockerbie, Scotland, seven years after the bombing. While some find comfort in ritual and community, Madeline runs out of the church mid-service. She searches the hills for remains of her son. She is still half-crazed with grief, refusing to be comforted or placated. This is a wrenching role, and Ms. Garnett plays it well, at full-force, with grief almost too painful to be in the same room with. Mr. Oteri, in contrast, underplays his role too much, for most of the play. Though his characterÂs presented as the ÂrationalÂŽ half of the two, going about living his everyday life, Mr. Oteri needs to fill the role with more nuance. He does have one moving scene where he gives voice to his own grief and finally shows some emotion, but the women are definitely the stronger actors in this production. Dolores Fetters (Fiona) and Jeannine Hedberg (Katriona) portray two friends of Olive from the village who are also mourning. They are immediately likeable characters and their relationship with each other and with Olive reflects the closeness of the town as well as the affection friends share. The three Lockerbie women act as a kind of Greek chorus (Scottish chorus?), breaking into poetic ode and reciting their lines in rapid sequence, in a cascading effect. According to the notes of director Anna Segreto, Ms. Brevoort says that she ÂÂset out to write the play in the form of a Greek tragedyÂ because Âit was a form designed to handle the big emotions and extreme behaviors that attend these kind of events.ÂÂŽ The interplay between the three women is wonderful to watch. They too, are hurt and grieving, yet they are full of tenderness and caring. They want to heal, they want the families of the planeÂs victims to heal. Ms. Knapp is especially effective in this play. While it is an ensemble piece, it is Ms. KnappÂs strong hand at the rudder that confidently and boldly steers this piece. You get the feeling that her character can do almost anything, set anything right. Though a moving piece of theater, the play falls short in the staging. There are moments when Madeline is supposed to be roaming the hills of Lockerbie and the other actors have to pretend not to see her, even though sheÂs literally only feet away. There seems to be too little space for the action. Adding to the problem is the set, by Jeff Weiss. The river in the front is effective, but the rocks and hills in the rear of the stage seem more like poorly disguised building blocks or crates for the actors to endlessly clamber upon. Perhaps if the black box seating had been proscenium seating (where the audience faces the stage straight on) instead of thrust seating (where the audience sits on three sides of the stage), the actors may have had more space in which to perform. Conversely, Mr. Weiss also provided some music for the play, and it works well in heightening the emotional temperature of the play. George Jones (Daniel Atkinson), an America bureaucrat, shows up near the end of the play. The evidence from the crash, including suitcases and clothing from the incident, has been stored in a warehouse, on Âthe shelves of sorrow.ÂŽ Now, after seven years, the American government has determined that the clothing should be burned, and have sent Jones to oversee its destruction. But the women of Lockerbie want to wash all the items of clothing and have them returned to the families. In doing so, they wish to heal themselves, and also provide comfort to the grieving families. It seems an action somewhat akin to washing and preparing the bodies of those who have died. But, in this case, there arenÂt bodies left to care for, only belongings. (And, as Bill and Madeline demonstrate, even a piece of clothing belonging to a loved one whoÂs dead can provide great comfort.) Mr. Atkinson plays the role with much brashness, but struck me as too young for the role. Janina Birtolo as Hattie, the cleaning woman at JonesÂs office, provides much-needed comic relief late in the one-act play. SheÂs a sprite, a jester, a good-hearted woman whoÂs quite willing to play dumb. Ms. Birtolo throws herself into the role with relish. Her scenes contain moments of lighthearted slapstick, with Ms. Birtolo ÂaccidentallyÂŽ smacking her boss in the face with her mop a number of times. Costume designer Mark Vanagas has provided costumes that are, for the most part, earth tones: beiges, tans, fawn colors, the colors implying that the women are earthy or representatives of the land. And the womenÂs Scottish accents were on-target and realistic. This is a powerful play. The night I saw it, people in the audience were crying and sniffling in response. Yet, it is also a very healing play. ÂGrief needs to talk,ÂŽ Olive says at one point. And it does. It also needs to be acknowledged by others. In ÂThe Women of Lockerbie,ÂŽ this sextet of actors examine grief and loss in all its varying forms and faces. It acknowledges grief of all kinds and listens to what it has to teach us. It gives grief expression. Nancy STETSON email@example.com Grappling with grief: Â‘Women of LockerbieÂ’ moving, healing If you go>>What: Â“The Women of LockerbieÂ” >>Where: Tobye Studio of the Sudgen Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples >>When: through Nov. 22 >>Cost: $20 ($10 for students with ID) >>Info: Call 263-7990, go to the box of ce in person, or go to www.naplesplayers.orgCOURTESY PHOTO Â“The Women of LockerbieÂ” is on stage through Nov. 22 at the Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre in Naples.COURTESY PHOTO The Naples Players had to learn a Scottish accent, one of the more difficult ones to learn.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 A&E C9 GIVING The Community Foundation of Collier County, in our continuing quest to strengthen the impact of philanthropy on our community, has adopted a new strategic direction for grant making. These changes will enable us to be more proactive, identifying critical community needs and mobilizing community resources to address them. Like other community foundations across the country, it is our goal to increase our ability to engage our donor base and leverage our dollars. To reach this goal, we will: Undertake significant, ongoing research and fact-finding that will isolate crucial issues facing Collier County; Involve donors in small committees that will engage nonprofits in meaningful dialogue about community needs; Create a clearinghouse of this information for use as a resource to donors, nonprofits, other grantors and the community at large; Base our funding priorities for the $700,000 in annual Foundation-directed grants to meet recognized needs; and Educate our donors about priority needs to assist them in directing their $3,500,000 in annual grants toward important causes they care about. We thought you would enjoy learning more about the different agencies the Community Foundation has funded in 2007. This is the first of a four-part series highlighting those organizations. Spotlight on MS Home Â– Collier County, Inc. The mission of MS Home is to improve the quality of life for those affected by multiple sclerosis, to prevent barriers to healthy behaviors and to cultivate an atmosphere of friendship and support within the MS community. MS Home has become a major resource in Southwest Florida for multiple sclerosis information and assistance through our Wellness Program, client/community education, professional training at local colleges and referral services and support events for clients. The Wellness Program provides assistance through physical therapy, tai chi, pilates, aquasize, massage therapy, acupuncture, social activities, therapeutic equestrian riding and the ÂSafe StepsÂŽ program that promotes safety and increased productivity at home and work by helping participants obtain needed resources not covered by insurance. For more information about MS Home, contact Loren Whipple or Jeanne Timmins at 435-1901. Foundation adopts a new strategy for more proactive grant makingBY MARY ELLEN BARRETT ________________________Vice President of Programs The Community Foundation of Collier County The Fresh Start for Abused Women Fund provides financial assistance to help Collier County women and their children start a new life away from violence.Barbara Widman, founding president of the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, and her colleagues recognized that many shelter clients, upon leaving the shelter, were returning to an abusive situation because they did not have sufficient financial means to make a fresh start. As often happens in cases of domestic violence, the woman leaves home with her children and little else. Emergency housing provides much-needed shortterm shelter, but the stay is usually not long enough for her to get her finances in order. By making good use of the Community FoundationÂs nonprofit status and its administrative resources, this dedicated group is able to ensure that 100 percent of all contributions goes directly to those who need help. Since its inception, Fresh Start has granted nearly $500,000 to Collier County women and children. The allvolunteer organization receives no government funding; all of its resources come from private donations. For more information about Fresh Start, contact the Community Foundation of Collier County at 649-5000. Â„ 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 The Fresh Start for Abused Women Fund: Established 1996 Live Greyhound Schedule CLUBHOUSE FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS Call 992-2411 for information or www.naplesfortmyersdogs.com NAPLES FORT MYERS GREYHOUND TRACK POKER ROOM *(Drawing Dec. 13, 2008, 6 p.m.) PUZZLE ANSWERS Jeanne Pare, chairman of Fresh Start, gets help from Gary Carlson, chairman of the building committee, at the groundbreaking ceremony for Fresh Start House.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 A&E C11 COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS Pick of the week ÂWall-EÂŽ Handsdown one of the best films of 2008. This animated comedy/adventure from Pixar tells the story of Wall-E, a wee trash compactor who has spent centuries on a postapocalyptic Earth stacking cubes of garbage, collecting trinkets and watching ÂHello Dolly.ÂŽ He discovers a new mission when he meets EVE, an environmental probe, and rises above his programming and in the process discovers love. There are various packagings, but all will include a directorÂs commentary track, deleted scenes, the short film ÂPrestoÂŽ (which showed in theaters before the feature) and a new short film, ÂBURN*E.ÂŽ The three-disc Special Edition will have all that, plus even more deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, a digital copy of the film for portable devices, a documentary on Pixar and other goodies. Also this week ÂTropic ThunderÂŽ One of the funniest and most controversial films of the year Â„ and one of my favorites. ÂTropic ThunderÂŽ stars Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black as a group of actors filming an ÂApocalypse NowÂŽ Vietnam epic who are exiled into the jungle to finish the film in a documentary style. Unfortunately, they come across real-life drug lords. But the hapless crew thinks itÂs all part of the film. Hilarity ensues. The DVD will be released in theatrical version and an unrated version with Extra Naughty. ÂThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2ÂŽ America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bleidel star in the sequel to the 2005 hit girly pic about a bunch of young girls finding love and ultimately ... themselves. Apparently this can only be achieved with pants. In this installment, the girls Âfight heartache and family trouble while seeking adventure during their first year of college.ÂŽ Not having seen the film, I can only imagine the ÂheartacheÂŽ to be the Freshman 15. Look forward to 2010Âs ÂSisterhood of the Traveling Slacks with the Elastic Waistband.ÂŽ Documentary ÂGonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. ThompsonÂŽ Filmmaker Alex Gibney (ÂEnron: The Smartest Guys in the RoomÂŽ and the Oscar-winning ÂTaxi to the Dark SideÂŽ) chronicles the life and tragic death of the Dean of Gonzo Journalism, with special emphasis on ThompsonÂs coverage of the 1968 and 1972 presidential elections, featuring indepth interviews with George McGovern, Pat Buchanan, Ralph Steadman, Jan Wenner and ThompsonÂs friends and family. ÂGonzoÂŽ is possibly the best (and most even-handed) documentary on Thompson yet made. Wall-E From your rst bite you will know the difference of Prime Dry Aged Beef. Voted Best Steakhouse by Naples Daily News and winner of the 2008 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Naples Best Live Music NightlyÂ•Monday-Shelly Shannon 7-11 pm Â•Wednesday-Saturday Wendy & Company 7-11 pm Â•Thursday, Friday & Sunday Robert Williamson 7-11 pmNow taking Thanksgiving reservations Seatings at 3, 5, & 7 PMWhere Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples | 403 Bayfront Place 435-9353 | www.stoneyssteakhouse.com NOW OPEN!Come see what everyone is talking about! Naples Upscale Sports Bar489 Bayfont | 239.530.2225 | www.tavernonthebay.net Shanes Cabana Bar: This outdoor Cabana bar is built directly over the water and features full bar, tropical drinks and martinis. Â• Happy Hour 1/2 price drinks from 4 to 7 pm everyday! Â• Live Music every Friday 5-8 pm & Sunday 3-6pm732.6633 Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples| BayfrontPlace Voted Best After Work Happy Hour! Fun Fare, Sports & SpirtsÂ•13 Plasmas Â•130Â” Big Screen TV Â•Great Happy Hour Â•Open 7 Days a week Â•Sunday Brunch
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 Champion dancer Alec Lazo Â„familiar to Philharmonic Center audiences for his performances with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, including ÂFiesta at the PhilharmonicÂŽ Â„ will lead a series of fun and easy classes designed to develop ballroom dancing and partnering skills starting Monday, Nov. 17, as part of the PhilÂs Lifelong Learning arts education classes. You donÂt need a partner to participate.Mr. Lazo will teach smooth moves such as the waltz, fox trot and tango; and rhythm steps such as swing, the hustle, cha cha, salsa and rumba. Classes will begin at 5 p.m. in the Daniels Pavilion on Mondays, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Jan. 26, March 9 and 23, and April 13. Tickets for a single class are $32; the series is $192.The PhilÂs Lifelong Learning program presents more than 120 adult education classes each season featuring world-renowned teachers and experts in music, dance, art history, painting, opera and photography. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900. UPSCALE HOMES Sun RealtyLuxury homes, affordable financing, premium locations. Free list w/ pics reveals ten best buys in your desired area and price range. www.BestBuysNaples.com Free recorded message 888-862-5380 ID# 4040 239.352.6500 explore your artistic ability DocksideHome decorOrig. priced items only. Offer ends Nov. 19thMay 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 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 Â‘The Prince of PopsÂ’ 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,ConductorPianist NEWCOMER OFFER: 1/2 price subscriptions.Create your own subscription. Choose 4 from Classical and Pops.4 Concerts Rear Orchestra $75.Lower Balcony $65.Offer valid for new subscribers the first year only.series sponsor:Northern Trustconcert sponsor:Symphony Board of Trusteessponsored by:Charles B.and Dorothy Munsch View full season online www.swflso.org. Call the Symphony Box Office 418.1500 Mention Florida Weekly Offer! Michael Hall,Naomi Kudo,Music Director & ConductorPianist MURDER MYSTERY TRAINÂ’S UPCOMING EVENTS SEMINOLE GULF RAILWAY 239-275-8487www.semgulf.com ÂTo Kill a NightingaleÂŽ Wed., Thurs., Sundays until Nov. 30th ÂA Hard DayÂs DeathÂŽ Fridays & Saturdays until Nov. 29th Christmas Train & Boat Ride Included: 5-Course Dinner on TrainFamily Dinner at Noon or Murder Mystery at 5:30pm Jingle Bell Special Daytime Excursions startNov. 26, Wed., Sat., Sun. 9:30am & 11:45am December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 27 Creative Classics Classically Naples Early Dining ... All Night Long Â‘till the sun sets ... after the moon rises3 COURSES $24.00 See full menus at:Featuring entrees from our menu classics: Â• Sauteed Salmon Â• Sliced Hanging Tender Steak Â• Herb Roasted Chicken Â• Fettucine Pomodoro WWW.RIDGWAYBARANDGRILL.COM 239-262-5500 Â• Third Street & 13th Avenue South in Old NaplesLe a rn some smooth moves from a ch a mp i on d a ncerLazo
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C14 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY More than 40 members of the West Coast Muscle Car Club will rumble into the Town of Ave Maria for a car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Admission is free, as is a performance by ÂThe Lords of CoolÂŽ Â50s band. The action will be in La Piazza, the town center of Ave Maria. ÂItÂs a perfect space to display the cars,ÂŽ says club vice president John Rossbach. People will be able to see browse and view the cars at their leisure, and restaurants and shops will be open.West Coast Muscle Car Club was founded in 2003 to promote involvement in special interest automobiles and to create good fellowship and sportsmanship among all members. The club also strives to create awareness that collection and display of special interest cars is a constructive sport that can promote driving safety and improved vehicle maintenance. A registered nonprofit with approximately 100 members, the club has raised funds, primarily during its annual show in March at Sugden Park, to support many area charities. More information is available at www. westcoastmusclecarclub.com. The main entrance to the Town of Ave Maria is on Oil Well Road just west of Camp Keais Road in east Collier County. Designed as Âa hometown for the 21st century,ÂŽ the town has schools, shopping, jobs and recreational facilities, as well as the campus of Ave Maria University. Renowned British pianist Howard Shelley joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra for ÂShelley Plays Saint-Sans,ÂŽ the final program in the Fall Music Festival Series, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. The performance scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22 has been cancelled. Mr. Shelley will perform the three movements of Saint-SansÂ virtuoso Piano Concerto No. 2 and will also conduct the orchestra. Tickets are $47 for adults and $22 for students. Call 597-1900. Muscle cars will pull into Ave Maria town centerFall Music Festival ends Nov. 21 with pianist Howard Shelley 700 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 239.659.7008 Book your Holiday Dinner Party or Cocktail Reception now! e Place to be New Years Eve Reserve TODAY! Village Walk Bonita 597-8660 Village Walk Naples 514-2047 Neapolitan 649-7767 Pelican Bay 597-6700 Verona Walk 430-1254 TURKEY BOWL TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVINGDINNER ALL FOR ONLY $11.99Naples 591-0733On US 41 1/4 mile south of Vanderbilt Beach Road. Look for the large American Flag.Bonita Springs 948-7444On US 41 1/2 way between Bonita Beach Rd. & Corkscrew Rd. in front of Regal CinemasReservations AcceptedReal Roasted Turkey with Homemade StufÂ“ ng and Giblet Gravy, Real Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables of the Day and a House Salad and Includes a Pumpkin Dessert.Little turkeys (10 and under) Only $4.99 ORPrime Rib Dinner served with Baked Idaho Potato, House Salad, Vegetable of the Day and Includes a Pumpkin Dessert. Only $11.99 $15.99 14oz. Lobster Special! Home of the cold water lobster. Tall 6oz tall, served with drawn butter, choice of side & house or caesar salad. Only $16.99Save Room for a Slice of Pumpkin Pie $2.50Served Noon to 9 PM. Regular Menu All Day Starting at 11:00 AMHAPPY HOUR 3-7 PM and 10 PM to Close>> NFL FOOTBALL << The main Ave Maria i s of C a as w M ar i a U
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C16 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 3 Ways to Buy a Home for Less Money 3 Ways to Buy a Home for Less Money This report is courtesy of Molly Whalen, Affordable Homes Reality Team of Sun Realty. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2008. If youÂ’re like most homebuyers, you have two primary considerations in mind when you start looking for a home. First, you want to nd the home that perfectly meets your needs and desires, and secondly, you want to purchase this home for the lowest possible price. When you analyze those successful home buyers who have been able to purchase the home they want for thousands of dollars below a sellerÂ’s asking price, some common denominators emerge. While the negotiating skills of your agent are important, there are three additional key factors that must come into play long before you ever submit an offer. This topic has been the subject of extensive analysis by industry experts, and a summary of their ndings, and a speci c step-by-step purchase plan for homebuyers, can be found in a new special report called Â“Homebuyers: How to Save Thousands of Dollars When You BuyÂ” This free report outlines the psychology of how a seller sets their asking price, and gives you 3 simple steps to follow, before you even set foot in a sellerÂ’s home, which could help you to successfully slash thousands of dollars off the price of the home you want. For pre-recorded information about how to order your free copy of this report, call 1-888-862-5380 and enter 4014 (talk to no one). Call now to nd out how you can save thousands of dollars when you buy a home. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings comes to life in the libraryMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the Florida writer who won the Pulitzer Prize for ÂThe YearlingÂŽ and whose dozen other books included the autobiographical ÂCross Creek,ÂŽ comes to life at two Collier County libraries next week in a lively character portrayal by Karen DeVos. After living in Maryland as a child and then marrying in Rochester, N.Y., Ms. Rawlings and her husband moved to Cross Creek, Fla., where the lush and vivid surroundings and intriguing local people inspired the young writer. Ms. DeVos, a retired teacher and school librarian, relates Ms. RawlingsÂ life story and discusses the authorÂs colorful Florida ÂCrackerÂŽ characters, including Fred Tompkins and his panther ghost on the Ocklawaha River. ÂThe Life and Times of Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsÂŽ will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., and again at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Patrons may register online for either program at www.colliergov.net/library, or in person, or by calling Headquarters Regional Library at 593-0177 or Naples Regional Library at 263-7768. Free Shakespeare in the parkBring a folding lawn chair and settle in under the stars for The Naples Publick TheatreÂs free performances of ÂAll the WorldÂs A Stage,ÂŽ a selection of scenes from ShakespeareÂs plays, beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, 17-19, 25 and 26, and Dec. 1 and 4 at the Norris Center Amphitheatre opposite Naples City Hall. Founder-director Donato Colucci, known for his high-concept Shakespeare productions in Boston, promises a surprised-filled evening with selections from ÂThe Merry Wives of WindsorÂŽ (a la Appalachia), ÂThe Taming of the ShrewÂŽ (grunge-style), ÂMuch Ado About Nothing, ÂRichard III,ÂŽ ÂThe Tempest,ÂŽ ÂMacbethÂŽ and the seldom produced ÂThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaÂŽ and ÂKing John.ÂŽ For more information, visit www. naplespublicktheatre.com. Open auditions for Â‘The Heidi ChroniclesÂ’The Naples Players hold open auditions for ÂThe Heidi Chronicles,ÂŽ Wendy WassersteinÂs Pulitzer and Tony award-winning dramedy, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S. The roles to be cast are three or more men (20-40 years old), and five or more women (20-40), with doubling possible. Rehearsals begin Dec. 15 and the show runs Feb. 4-28, 2009. Karen Smith-Hill directs. At the audition, actors will be asked to read excerpts from the script, which is available ON STAGE SEE ON STAGE, C17
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41Naples Marco Island Goodland Goodland C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WATERFRONT DINING COLLIER COUNTY Collier County >>GoodlandStanÂ’s Idle Hour, 221 Goodland Drive West, Goodland; 394-3041. This popular watering hole is known as much for its entertainment Â– and its dance, the Buzzard Lope Â– as it is for its food and drink. Get there early on Sundays if you hope to nd space to dock. >>Marco IslandSnook Inn, 1215 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island; 394-3313; from Naples on Intracoastal Waterway, head around Keewaydin Island to Capri Pass, make a sharp left into Marco River and the restaurant is about -mile on the right. A popular dining spot for boaters, Snook Inn serves favorites such as crab cakes, grouper and mahi and will cook your catch as well. The Capri Fish House, 203 Capri Blvd., Isle of Capri; 389-5555; Marker 8 on Little Marco River. Just a few miles from Marco Island, this tropical getaway serves mondo cheeseburgers along with grouper, gator nuggets, shrimp, scallops, steaks, Florida lobster and jambalaya.>>NaplesThe Boathouse on Naples Bay, 990 Broad Ave. South, Naples; 643-2235; Marker 4. Casual dining with a grand view of Naples Bay at the tip of downtown Naples. The Dock at Crayton Cove, 845 12th Ave. S., Naples; 263-9940; at Marker 35 (The City Dock) pass the fueling station and take a hard left. ItÂ’s 100 yards ahead. Serves blue crab rolls, nachos, chowder, raw bar, sh tacos, burgers.M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulfshore Blvd. North, Naples; 253-4421; dock at adjacent Park Shore Marina. The former MaxwellÂ’s now features cutting-edge Continental cuisine, including organic and sustainable items, with a full range of salads, appetizers, beef and seafood. Pinchers Tin City, 1200 Fifth Ave. South, Naples; 434-6616; enter Gordon Pass and head north past Marker 40 to just before Gordon River Bridge and turn into Tin City. The menu features seafood, including shrimp, mussels, crabs, scallops, and sh and chips, with a few items for carnivores. Riverwalk at Tin City, 1200 Fifth Ave. South, Naples; see directions above for Pinchers. Casual restaurant serving bar chow, seafood, salads, ribs and sandwiches. >>Everglades CityRod and Gun Club, State Road 29, Everglades City; 695-2101; on the Barron River 42 miles from Capri Pass in Marco Island. This historic inn thatÂ’s hosted the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Gypsy Rose Lee, Sean Connery and Mick Jagger offers dining on a spacious porch or indoors. 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 7 6 1 9 2 4 7 8 5 6 3 Whether itÂs a hearty shrimp basket at Pinchers Tin City, the fish you just caught prepared at Snook Inn or a cold beer while buzzard loping at StanÂs Idle Hour, somehow it all tastes better if youÂve traveled there by boat. Collier and Lee counties offer a bounty of boat-accessible options, ranging from ultra-casual to special-occasion chic. Following is a sampling of the many options available. The important thing to remember is that many of these establishments have only a few slips and popular spots tend to fill up quickly Â„ especially on weekends Â„ so call ahead to ensure thereÂs room and to get precise nautical directions before making the trip. a c b H y karen FELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org A boaterÂ’s guide to food and drink on area waters dining CALENDAR Thursday, Nov. 13, 6-7:30 p.m., The Wine Merchant: Complimentary Italian wine tasting, 12820 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 5920000. Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More: Wine class, ÂSexy Wines of Spain and Portugal,ÂŽ $25 per class ($100 for five classes), 5058 Airport Pulling Road N., Naples; 649-4979. Friday, Nov. 14: 5:30-7 p.m., TonyÂs off Third: ÂCape ClassicÂs African portfolioÂŽ 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 e-mail email@example.com. Saturday, Nov. 15: 1-3 p.m., AlexanderÂs: 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: Wine class, ÂSexy Wines of Spain and Portugal,ÂŽ $25 per class ($100 for five classes), 5058 Airport Pulling Road N., Naples; 649-4979. Sunday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Riverside Park, Bonita Springs: Taste of Bonita, the 15th annual festival features food by numerous area restaurants as well as live music and games for the kids, Riverside Park on Old 41, Bonita Springs. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m., Whole Foods Market: FlemingÂs Steakhouse sous chef Nate Szwejbka conducts a class on holiday desserts, $10, 9101 Strada Place, Naples; 552-5100. Monday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., RoyÂs: 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., WynnÂs Market: Alexander Bernard, chef/owner of AlexanderÂs Restaurant, conducts cooking demonstrations and a book signing, 141 Ninth St. N.; 2624999. Friday, Dec, 5: 5:30-7 p.m., TonyÂs off Third: ÂChampagne Alternatives: Sparklers from Spain, Italy, California, Argentina, Germany and FranceÂŽ 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tr t u ( $10 0 5058 Ai N., Na p l e 5: of si c
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-19, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 WATERFRONT DINING LEE COUNTY 41 41 41 41 75 Bonita Springs Bonita Springs Fort Myers Sanibel Sanibel Captiva Pinr Island Pine Island Cape Coral Lee County>>Bonita Springs Big Hickory Seafood Grille & Marina, 26107 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-0991; at Marker 54, bend back to west head to nowake zone, marina is on left side. This casual waterfront spot offers a sophisticated menu including Florida lobster stew, Cubano grouper, conch chowder and bouillabaisse as well as burgers, peel and eat shrimp and fried seafood platters. The Fish House, 4685 Bonita Beach Road; 495-5770; on BonitaÂ’s Back Bay. Casual setting with casual fare that includes smoked sh dip, quesadillas, seafood baskets and grouper tacos.>>Cabbage Key Old House Restaurant, Cabbage Key; 283-2278; just off Marker 60 (accessible by boat only). The food here is Florida casual by day, a bit more ambitious at night. Said to be the inspiration for Jimmy BuffettÂ’s Â“Cheeseburger in Paradise,Â” the restaurant serves burgers, peel and eat shrimp, crab claws and other Florida fare. >>Cape Coral JimboÂ’s, 1604 SE 46th St., Cape Coral; 540-9533; take Mandoun Canal just north of the Cape Coral Bridge, head for Markers 82 and 83, take second canal on left (Malaga), restaurant sits alongside it. Sandwiches, salads and other American fare are served at this downtown institution. The Joint at Cape Harbour, 5785 Cape Harbour Drive. Cape Coral; 542-0123; from Caloosahatchee River, look for Marker 92 and stay to the left of red markers 2, 4, 6 and 8; turn left past green marker 9, stay right of markers 11, 13, 15 and 17, at fork stay to left and follow channel to Cape Harbour. Full bar. Specializes in small plates and exotic drinks. Dine indoors or out. Pignoli, 5758 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral; 541-0800; see boating directions above for The Joint. Call ahead and your order can be delivered to your boat upon arrival. Pignoli specializes in ne cheeses and wines as well as gourmet-to-go fare. Rumrunners, 5848 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral; 542-0200; see boating directions above for The Joint. Full bar. Dine indoors or out from wide-ranging menu that includes steamed mussels, tuna tataki, coconut shrimp, Bistro salad, crispy Thai chicken, and seafood pot pie.>>CaptivaThe Green Flash, 15183 Captiva Drive, Captiva; 472-3337; Intracoastal Waterway Marker 38. Watch for the green ash said to occur just as the sun sets while feasting on raw oysters, bisque, fresh seafood and surf and turf. Old Captiva House, Â’Tween Waters, 15951 Â’Tween Waters Drive, Captiva; 472-5161; Marker 38. The menu at this lovely Gulffront restaurant includes wild mushroom ragout, curry lobster spring rolls, roasted rack of lamb and Caribbean crusted grouper.>>Fort Myers The Lighthouse Restaurant, 14301 Port Comfort Road, Fort Myers, 489-0770; Mile Marker 11 in Jonathan Harbour just past Connie Mack Island. Full bar, indoor and outdoor dining, seafood, crab cakes, pasta, prime rib. Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, 17260 Harbour Point Drive, Fort Myers; 466-4000; Marker 11. Choose from CharleyÂ’s Cabana Bar, with light fare served at a casual bar on the water; Tarpon House, with inside and outside seating that overlooks the resort pool and waterfront serving a mix of Florida favorites; or Courtside Steakhouse, with its full bar and menu featuring steaks, seafood and upscale service.>>Fort Myers BeachThe Bridge, Gulf Star Marina, 708 FishermanÂ’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach; 765-0050. Channel Marker 18. Bar food rules here, along with a casual atmosphere in a great waterfront setting. Dine indoors or out. Channel Mark, 19001 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 463-9127; Marker 3 on Hurricane Bay. Choose from TimÂ’s Place, a Key West-style restaurant and patio bar, or the new TimÂ’s Place Two dining room, where every table has a view of the water. On the menu: chowders, seafood, pasta, chicken and steaks. The Fish House at Fish Tale Marina, 7225 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 765-6766; Marker 59. Casual setting with a menu that features lots of Florida seafood, including grouper tacos and seafood baskets. Flippers Bayside Grill, Lovers Key Beach Club & Resort, 8771 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 765-1040. Just east of Big Carlos Pass near the drawbridge. This open-air bar and grill features sandwiches, salads, crab cakes and local seafood. Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, 2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach; 463-3257; Marker 24 near the Matanzas Pass Bridge. A lively open-air restaurant and bar that features crab cakes, conch fritters, sh and chips, a raw bar, seafood and festive drinks. Pink Shell Resort, 275 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 463-6181; Marker 11. Choose from Floribbean cuisine at JoJoÂ’s at the Beach or Asian fusion at the new JackÂ’s Sea Grille. Snug Harbor, 1131 First St., Fort Myers Beach; 463-8077; Marker 17. Indoor and outdoor waterfront dining with a range of fare including bar food, prime rib, crab cakes and a childrenÂ’s menu.>>North Fort Myers Coconuts Waterfront Bar and Grill, 3448 Marinatown Lane, North Fort Myers; 652-5787; canal entrance is about 50 yards west of Intracoastal Waterway Marker 54. This Caribbean-themed restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining along a wide canal just off the Caloosahatchee River. Sandwiches, salads, mini Kobe burgers, conch fritters, shrimp Creole and island spiced chicken are among the dining options. Harbourside Grill & Tiki Bar, 3442 Marinatown Lane, North Fort Myers, 997-7110; canal entrance is about 50 yards west of Intracoastal Waterway Marker 52. The menu at this waterside restaurant features lots of appetizers as well as sandwiches, pizzas, steak, meatloaf, pasta and more.Pinchers Crab Shack, Best Western Waterfront Hotel, 13021 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers; 652-1313; just northwest of the Caloosahatchee Bridge. This openair seafood joint may have the best riverfront view in Lee County. The menu leans heavily toward seafood, including crabs, shrimp, mussels, scallops, and sh and chips.>>North Captiva Barnacle PhilÂ’s, 4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva; 4721200; Markers 1 and 2 in the Safety Harbor Channel. This casual, accessible-only-by-boat restaurant is famous for its black beans and rice.>>Pine Island Lazy Flamingo 3, Four Winds Marina, 16501 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia; 283-5959; Marker 8, look for the sign for Four Winds Marina; slips for restaurant are near the condos. An ultra-casual nautical outpost, it specializes in fresh local seafood as well as wings, conch fritters and burgers. BertÂ’s Bar and Grill, 4271 Pine Island Road, Matlacha; 282-3232, just east of the Matlacha Bridge near Marker 55. A casual, popular spot that serves lots of bar fare Â– wings, peel and eat shrimp, pizza and grouper. Calusa Blueway Caf, 4637 Pine Island Road, Matlacha; 2821244; near Marker 56. Artist Leoma Lovegrove operates a caf/convenience store that sells all things blue Â– blue chips, sparkling water in blue bottles, chocolate covered blueberries, etc. Boaters may tie up and have a light snack or dine at nearby restaurants. Tarpon Lodge, 13771 Waterfront Drive, Pineland; 283-2517; in Wilson (Pineland) Pass north of Marker 13. Choose from the well-appointed restaurant or casual bar for a full meal, sandwich or snack. ItÂ’s a great place to watch the sun set. Waterfront Restaurant, 2131 Oleander St., St. James City, 2830592; near Marker 13a in Henley Canal. Dine dockside or indoors on chowder, wings, stone crab claws, burgers and mahi. WoodyÂ’s Waterside, 3051 Stringfellow Road, St. James City; 283-5555; Marker 13, take main channel at St. James City and turn into Monroe Canal (second canal). This laid-back sports bar offers comfort fare such as black bean chili, barbecued pulled pork, crab cakes and burgers. >>Sanibel Gramma Dots, Sanibel Marina, 634 N. Yachtsman Dr., Sanibel; 4728138. 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