Murderous hijinxNaples Players spoof murder mysteries of the 1940s. C1 COLUMN A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES' HISTORY A10 HEALTHY LIVING A18 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 & 9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C19, 20 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 9 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008Surprise visitorNaples Backyard History welcomes Naples' founder's great-great grandson. A10 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: NOVEMBER 27, 2008 POSTAL CUSTOMERThe new mix Retail, office, residential uses blend in a pedestrian-friendly setting at The Mercato. B1 Hats onSee who stepped out in style for the Naples Botanical Garden and other to-dos. C19, 20 & 21 SEE SLOW, A8 BY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@ oridaweekly.com Although they probably dont know it, many people will practice the principles advocated by the Slow Food movement as they celebrate Thanksgiving. The time-honored, but seemingly endangered, ritual of gathering a family around a dinner table for a homemade meal is one of many traditions Slow Food proponents deem valuable and worth reviving. But thats just a slice of the Slow Food pie. Locally, the fledgling Slow Food Southwest Florida group has brought together a cornucopia of concerned consumers whoFASTSOSlow Food movement urges return to age-old values Chef Kristina San Filippo, of the Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, plates a salmon course using produce from vegetables and herbs grown at Herban Gardens in North Fort Myers. Many local food producers embrace the movement.>>Inside: A8At a time when arts groups around the world are in near panic mode given the current economy, Opera Naples is smiling. Sort of. The Naples City Council has been in preliminary discussions with developer Jack Antaramian about buying a portion of his delayed Renaissance Village project. Part of the 22-acre downtown site could become a city park with cultural amenities similar to Cambier Park off Fifth Avenue South. Thats where Opera Naples comes into the picture. Opera Naples CEO Gerald Goldberg said his group believes it could purchase enough land from the city to put for a stateof-the-art, 1,200-seat opera house in the middle of the park. Mr. Goldberg said his board is confident it can raise an estimated $60 million to $80 million to pull it off and that the community will support an opera house without eroding support of its cultural crown jewel: the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Naples is already recognized as a cultural hub in the United States for all of the arts, he said. The addition of an opera house for a regional opera company would only enhance that reputation, not detract from any existing programs. Its no secret that the board of Opera Naples is determined to build its own facility rather than rely on the availability and largesse of other performance locations in the county. Its current home is the Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School. Its also no secret that the company is committed to acquiring property BY PEG GOLDBERG LONGSTRETHplongstreth@ oridaweekly.com Opera company hopes to get its house in orderSEE OPERA, A20 N T C h e K it c co u gr o ecret that the board N a p les is d to build c ility n re ly on ilit y and f other c e locae cou ne nt e g a st o l. ny ed t y R A, A 20 PHOTO PAT SHAPIROSteffanie Pearce Hat s o n
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 Let us give thanks and talk turkey. Ive just received powerful evidence of an imminent economic resurrection. Big developers expect to practice business as usual within weeks or months. The good news arrives like a big brown bird dropped squarely in the middle of our Thanksgiving table. Business as usual means doing it like they did back in the s and s and right up until 2006, when after years of feasting, the table collapsed under the weight of all the turkeys. Remember when you could build, pave, draw and drain almost wherever you chose, then go sip single-malt Scotch in the clubhouse overlooking the golf course, while people bought your handiwork at exorbitant prices? We lived well then. And we will again. Heres why I know were about to turn this economy around: Developers are not dumb. Often greedy, yes, but rarely dumb. When more than one of them begins pressing local governments to approve massive projects, things are going to look up for somebody, soon. In Collier County, landowners and their friends, pushing to develop Big Cypress Town and other communities out in panther-land east of Naples, want to get started right quick. And thats a good sign for the economy. You know the drill from the good ol days: Theyve proposed shortening the vetting process, with the approval of Commissioner Tom Henning and other officials, by rushing the committees that look at development plans. This would give two county committees (the Environmental Advisory Council and the Planning Commission) a chance to take just a single pro-forma glance at the plans, in the same room at the same time. Thats part of redesigning the rules that govern what can happen on 195,000 acres in eastern Collier, which officials call the Rural Land Stewardship Zone. And check out this business-as-usual plan: At Big Cypress Town, they want to put up more than 3,500 homes and shops and bring in more than 20,000 people smack dab in the center of what is panther primary habitat, according to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The panther habitat lies at the heart of the Rural Land Stewardship Zone, where the rules might change so much that 18,000 acres originally set aside for development out there would turn into 43,000 acres. It wont be rural for long, thank God. And for the good news up in Lee County, The Bonita Bay Group wants a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to build thousands of homes and shops, plus new docks with almost 600 boat slips, on the north bank of the Caloosahatchee River. Its been a while since youve heard about somebody just slapping down a vast new community, and squeezing hundreds of slips into a tortured river named in 2006 as one the 10 most polluted in the United States, hasnt it? Heres what the Army Corps 42-page public notice of the Bonita Bay plan, dated Nov. 6, says: These proposed docking facilities will provide a total of 570 boat slips (96 existing). The waters and submerged bottoms associated with the Caloosahatchee River and the mouths of Trout Creek and Owl Creek have been surveyed for sea-grasses and none found. No sea grasses, isnt that good luck? Theyve all been killed off, conveniently, and now theyll never get a chance to grow again. Ironically, the Army Corps public notice came out within days of Lee Countys decision to purchase the 1,726acre Argo ranch that flanks the would-be development on the east side and presses up against the southern boundary of Babcock Ranch. County officials proudly prophesied that the Argo land would be used to filter and clean water running off it into Telegraph Creek, and then into the poor old putrid C-47 (C is short for canal), as the Army Corps calls the Caloosahatchee. Thats Florida Development Logic (FDL) at its contradictory best. Heres why: You buy 1,726 acres for $24 million in taxpayer money, filter miles of water through it, and run the clean stuff into the river, hugely increasing the chance for sea grasses and fish to return from the dead. In other words, you set up the conditions for a river miracle. Then you let it flow downstream for about 300 feet. When it gets that far, you let 570 residents at Bonita Bays new North River Communities throttle up their powerboats and yachts, dropping a few hundred gallons of oil into the clean water, and you go sip your single malt. Never mind the deepening recession, caused by greed and excess on the part of bankers and developers. Never mind what we used to call, blithely, the environment. (Im sick of hearing about that, arent you?) Never mind the water, the infrastructure or the green space/wet space needs. The economy is coming back, along with construction jobs, support jobs, service industry jobs, government service jobs and others, like Oh-Arent-We-Wonderful jobs (in an up economy, PR cheerleading is a well-paid vocation). But back in Collier, let me speak frankly about panther land, the 195,000-acre Rural Land Stewardship Zone where developers are planning some of the biggest turkeys of all. How could 50 or 100 scrawny, smelly, flea-bitten, underfed 100-pound feline coon-eaters be so important that we cant boost the economy and build homes and shops and highways for people with money in their pockets and Florida on their minds? A million of us now live in Collier and Lee. What about us, the humans, who want that second house and the third car and the much bigger boat? Heres the thing: Soon again, if we dont surrender to maudlin sentimentality, money will be flowing through our hands like water. Just like it used to. And speaking of water, we have enough of the darn stuff. With 65 inches of rain a year, it floods everything in sight, so why should we leave two-thirds of Collier County wet and wooded? And especially not for 50 or 100 doggone cats. Im talking turkey here. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS email@example.comIts time to talk turkey
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION GUEST OPINION Infrastructure spending to nowhereDemocrats see the road to economic recovery, and it has been bulldozed, flattened out by a road grader and covered with pavement. Barack Obama says a fiscal stimulus will be the top priority of his new administration. The initial offer is $500 billion, 4 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. It will include billions for new construction projects, as the country tries to claw its way back to economic growth one road, flyover and bridge at a time. Democrats are enjoying a New Deal reverie wherein a Democratic president solves an economic crisis with public-works projects. A recent issue of Time magazine features Obama on the cover decked out in the trappings of FDR. This image would accurately capture the moment, 1) if Obama president-elect for all of two weeks had actually accomplished something, and 2) if Franklin Roosevelts economic program had really ended the Great Depression. Neither is true. As Amity Shlaes documents in her book The Forgotten Man, the economy limped along under FDRs stewardship in the 1930s. Many of the eras public-works projects were undertaken for political reasons as well as economic ones. Government crowded out private initiative and neglected policies to promote the private sector. In any downturn that doesnt last for years, infrastructure spending suffers from a basic problem: By the time money is actually spent on construction, the recession has passed. Practically speaking, public works involve long start-up lags, the Congressional Budget Office wrote in a study earlier this year. Large-scale construction projects of any type require years of planning and preparation. Even those that are on the shelf generally cannot be undertaken quickly enough to provide timely stimulus to the economy. Infrastructure spending is proffered as a means to stimulate our way out of a potential deflation of the sort that gripped Japan after its stock and realestate bubbles burst in the 1990s. But the Japanese passed stimulus package after stimulus package, including billions of dollars for infrastructure, to no avail. The spending failed because it went to wasteful projects favored by politicians for parochial reasons. The Japanese also made the mistake of raising taxes in 1997 to pay for all the spending, depressing the economy again. It makes you wonder: What U.S. political leader has been promising more public-works spending to be allocated by a pork-happy Congress funded by tax increases? (Hint: See the guy with the cigarette holder on the cover of Time). The clich of the hour is that we suffer from crumbling infrastructure. There is truth to it. Miles traveled nearly doubled from 1980 to 2005, and the transportation network hasnt kept up. But if investment in infrastructure isnt applied intelligently more intelligently than its possible to imagine in the current panic it will only fund a make-work program to create concrete monuments to porkbarreling congressmen. Infrastructure should be seen, writes Sam Staley, co-author of the new book Mobility First, as a way to boost the speed of information and movement of goods, not as a quickie jobs program. No matter. Congress will soon try to pave our way to economic redemption. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYThe Big Three and the big issuesThe more one looks at the issues confronting the automobile industry, the more one is struck by how many of the challenges now facing this country they reflect in microcosm if one can call a multibillion-dollar industry that employs hundreds of thousands of Americans directly (and millions indirectly) a microcosm. Its not only because billions of taxpayer dollars are at stake, then, that any government response to the appeals of GM, Ford and Chrysler for a bailout bears close watching whether it comes now or after the new year. The way this drama unfolds in the days, weeks and months ahead also may tell us much about how Washington might address some of the central issues of our time. In historic terms, the declining fortunes of the Big Three reflect the larger trend toward a U.S. economy based more on services and ideas and less on manufacturing. Behind this trend lie the tectonic forces of globalism: corporations with worldwide operations have moved manufacturing to places where labor is cheapest and where labor laws are least stringent. Until and unless international trade agreements begin to seriously address parity among nations in these areas, U.S. automakers will continue to find themselves driving the wrong way down a one-way street. So one of the big questions facing the Big Three (and the reason why their CEOs were joined by the head of the United Auto Workers in testimony before Congress this past week) is whether they can continue to operate with labor contracts that, despite recent modifications, largely reflect a bygone era of union strength. Will the inevitable changes to come at the Big Three eliminate the past (as reflected in retirement benefits) and present contract gains of the UAW? And if so, will this sound the effective death knell of Americas privatesector unions? Or will our government seek longer-term strategies to bring international labor standards more in line with those in the U.S.? Further, will promised health-care reform relieve some of the burdens of skyrocketing health costs particularly in care for an aging, retiring population now placed on American corporations? And then there is energy policy. For years, the automobile industry lobbied against tougher fuel-economy standards, and the cars it built the SUVs and trucks it cant sell now reflected that. But when theres talk about tying demands for better mileage to any bailout, the industry often replies that when fuel prices are low, consumers will want big gas guzzlers and if they cant get them from Detroit, they will buy them from Japan. Even at their highs, U.S. gas prices are the cheapest in the industrialized world, and if the government really wants people to buy fuel-efficient cars, so the automakers argument goes, it should impose a floor on the price of gasoline. One can decide for oneself whether this argument is made in good faith or simply to call Congress bluff. But there is logic in it, and with energy reform at the top of President-Elect Obamas agenda, watching Congress willingness to engage this and related questions now might provide a gauge of the political courage that newly empowered Democrats will bring to the challenges of the present. Issues relating to globalism, Americas declining manufacturing base, energy policy and the future of U.S. labor not to mention demographic shifts, the credit crunch, the environment, transportation infrastructure and educational policy can all be found in the crisis facing the Big Three and its possible solutions. As we prepare for an administration that campaigned on promises of change, the way Congress and the next president handle this situation provides a potential test case for just how much things might actually change in the next four years, and how much theyre likely to stay the same. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly
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On a blustery November day, Irene Barnhart-Sauceda is a warm maternal sun at the center of a small domestic universe. She radiates cheer and light well beyond the erratic and joyful orbits of two satellite Saucedas: Jorge, 5, and little Angel, 2, who circle her legs in ovals of trotting energy. Her light seems to reach past the children; past the long line of deflated holiday artifacts in red, white, green and blue vinyl that lie like the patient dead, awaiting Christmas resurrection on the short dormant grass of her long front yard; and even past the shoulderhigh chain link fence that separates her universe from State Road 82, the twolane strip of highway bisecting northern Collier County. I grew up in a family that celebrated Christmas, and so did my husband Eddies family. He loves to decorate, she explains as she drops what shes doing to invite a couple of visitors through her gate. Every year Eddie decorates more and more, she adds, bestowing a smile on all things living and some not. Crumpled on the ground in a line 100 feet long: the skin of Santa and snowmen and baby Jesus and Thomas the Train and a plane and reindeer and elves, all set to swell with the seasons airy joy, courtesy of an electric pump. Somewhere in the house, she says, is 10-year-old Abram, who has seen this before. Out back, Eddie is preparing additional sets for the fanciful days ahead. A senior crew leader for a Collier County maintenance squad during the week, on Sunday, apparently, hes an employee of the Christmas spirit. Both Irene and Eddie are the children of migrant farm workers, born to traveling people. In a sweet domestic irony, now they harness their home lives to the most traditional and rooted notions of the seasons celebration, something theyve done in the same house for the last four years. I was born and raised in Immokalee. I like it here, Mrs. Barnhart-Sauceda, says, adding that she does have some basis of comparison: the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, points between. But Immokalee (My home in Seminole) is home, and for good reason. Its a small town. Not as small as it used to be But its still nice. Change is gonna come. Thats fine. The Barnhart family, like Eddies he came from Texas and was raised in LaBelle was big and Catholic and close, Mrs. BarnhartSauceda says. She, her two sisters and three brothers all went to Immokalee schools, and now her children do, too.She works fulltime, doing the ISS in the middle school, she says, and still knows a lot of people in town.What does ISS stand for? Internal Sunshine and Sweetness, perhaps? No, she says, grinning. Its the InSchool Suspension program. Mrs. Barhnart-Sauceda is The Man? She represents Authority? Ha! she says, considering the thought, then shrugging. Yeah, I do. I like the kids you gotta like them. They like me. They understand.Now thats the Christmas spirit, especially when youre dealing with 13-year-olds.Although both her parents are gone now, she says, their Christmas spirit is everywhere as the seasonal artifacts are laid out on the lawn but not so fast. First theres Thanksgiving, and the traditional recipe for potato salad her mothers, of course, and now hers. Its not the American version, not quite, she says. And you gotta have it. You dont go anywhere, to any event if youre Hispanic, without it. Its a special recipe, and special recipes are often secret. But secrecy is not part of the holiday spirit at the BarnhartSauceda home. Its nothing difficult, Mrs. Barnhart Sauceda says. Here. Here, indeed, courtesy of the warm maternal sun.Irene Barnhart-Saucedas Plain-Old Hispanic-American Potato SaladPotatoes, red or white Eggs, brown or white Olives, black or green Pimentos, red only Celery, green only Miracle Whip, not mayonnaise Salt and pepper, white and black Jalapenos or serranos, chopped (on the side only) Boil a pot full of potatoes. Boil some eggs. Cut the potatoes up, chop the eggs up, chop the olives, pimentos and celery, mix it all together with the Miracle Whip, squeeze in some lemon or lime juice if you wish, and serve it cool, garnished with some heat from jalapenos and serranos if you like it that way. And God bless, from the BarnhartSauceda family. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 Radiating the warmth of the holiday spiritBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Irene Barnhart-Sauceda and her daughter, AngelROGER WILLIAMS/FLORIDA WEEKLY GCO Carpet Outlet(239) 434-5252Outstanding Deals! Save 20%-50% Davis Blvd.Radio RoadAirport Pulling Road 84 GCO Carpet Outlet 41 Texture Saxony Starting at$205per sq ft Frieze Starting at$225per sq ft(installed with pad) Berber Starting at$195per sq ft (installed with pad) (installed with pad) $50
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 belong to a growing international movement devoted to the production and consumption of pure, natural food purposefully enjoyed, preferably with family and friends. Naples residents Albert and Roz Katz will partake in a quintessentially Slow Food Thanksgiving feast as they dine on a Bourbon Red heritage turkey with some 20 family and friends at the Manhattan home of their son, Allen. The meal will also include heritage ducks and stuffing made with Delaware Bay oysters. Allen Katz is Slow Food USAs chairman of the board. Not surprisingly, his well-informed parents have been Slow Food members for more than a decade. They joined the Southwest Florida chapter shortly after it formed last spring. The lineage of heritage turkeys predates that of the Broad-breast White turkeys sold commercially. Heritage turkeys have richer, darker meat with more flavor, owing to their longer lives and their diet of grass and insects. Flavor is clearly important here, says Mr. Katz. Well be using everything thats fresh. We will braise greens, whatever is available at the farmers market, so we dont know ahead of time. Thats the essence of eating the Slow Food way. Rose ODell King is the president, founder and driving force behind the rapidly growing Southwest Florida group, which includes restaurateurs, wine experts, farmers, fish and cheese mongers, home cooks, professional chefs and enthusiastic consumers of food and wine. A sommelier, graduate of the French Culinary Institute and food and wine writer, Mrs. King takes food seriously. She credits her interest in Slow Food to Chef Martin Murphy, who moved north earlier this year after heading the kitchens at Blue Pepper Gourmet Market in Fort Myers and the Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center in Bonita Springs. He valued the integrity of food and was passionate about the bounty Southwest Florida had to offer, Mrs. King says. Chef Martin was a powerful influence on me, as well as others in the community. Although we didnt know it then, we began slowly building a strong core of passionate, joyful people, all looking to establish a strong, vocal and local food community.In the beginningSlow Food Southwest Florida came to life in April and has become one of Slow Food USAs fastest-growing convivia (the plural of convivium, which is what individual chapters are called). The not-for-profit group has attracted 60 members, 130 Facebook fans and 200plus friends and supporters who attend gatherings and receive updates on the conviviums activities.The Southwest Florida group with members from Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties belongs to the international Slow Food movement, which began 22 years ago in Italy in an effort to combat the homogenization of foods caused by the burgeoning numbers of supermarket mega-chains and fast-food outlets. Today, the eco-gastronomic movement boasts 85,000 members in 132 countries, including seven other Florida locales.In its first few months, the group has hosted sell-out events including gourmet potluck gatherings, a cocktails competition, an Oktoberfest celebration and a farm-to-table dinner featuring fresh produce from Ken Ryans all-natural Herban Gardens farm in North Fort Myers, prepared by chef Kristina San Filippo of the Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center in Bonita Springs. We do enjoy getting together and eating wholesome, seasonal, well-prepared food, something we do a lot at our events, says Mrs. King. But we also advocate sustainability and bio-diversity through educational events and public outreach. Through our events we promote the appreciation and consumption of local food and artisanally made foods, and support those who produce them. People join for a variety of reasons. For Caroline Boland, who made a living as a caterer before moving to Fort Myers from the Midwest, it was an opportunity to learn about local foods and growing seasons. I knew about growing zucchini, tomato, lettuce and corn, she says, but here theres citrus on the trees and neighbors come over with armfuls of avocados. Its an opportunity to educate myself about my new home and Ive met great people through Slow Food as well. Florida native Greg Shapiro, owner of Taste Buds Custom Catering in Naples, discovered Slow Food while watching cooking shows on television. I researched it and fell in love, he says. Im a Slow Food preacher. Then I found out about the local group and was hooked. Hell drive an hour to Immokalee to get fresh local tomatoes and buys his stone crabs right off the boats at Everglades City. While it might take longer and cost more than doing business with national suppliers, I know what Im getting, he says.Spreading the wordIts a mindset Slow Food Southwest Florida wants to cultivate. To that end, the group ran a limeade booth at the first Taste of Lee, held in August, which featured dozens of local farmers and artisans and drew a crowd of more than 1,100 people. Its where Dee Hohimer connected with Slow Food. The Indiana transplant grew up on her familys farm. I had a first-hand experience of what its like to have food that travels less than 100 feet from where you grow it to where you eat it, she says. Although she rejected that lifestyle when she went off to college, she gradually became aware that her upbringing had made an impact on her. It gave me a particular value system for how food is produced, she says. That system mirrors that of the Slow Food movement. Not surprisingly, she identified strongly with growers, which led her to organize a farmers market in Bloomington, Ind., 30 years ago. That market has grown and flourished over the years. She hopes to help establish one through Slow Food Southwest Florida for the 2009 season. It would consist of local growers (from within about a 100-mile radius), selling the foods they have raised themselves using earth-friendly practices. Slow Food producers believe you eat as locally as you can, she says, and that you use the least amount of fossil fuel possible. The farther it comes from, the less desirable it is.Growing a movementAmong those who stand to benefit from such a market is Denise Muir, owner of Rabbit Run Farm in Buckingham, who will open her own roadside stand this season. The financial adviser-turned-hydroponic farmer plans to open her U-pick strawberry field and old-fashioned farmers market at her farm in about three weeks. Customers can harvest their own strawberries and then shop in the market, which will offer 13 varieties of heirloom tomatoes as well as squash, zucchini, eggplant, radicchio, greens and other produce shes grown. Her career switch came after she wrote a paper on the journey food takes from farms in distant states or countries. Its a trip via ship or truck to supermarkets and then to our plates. This massive system has resulted in a homogenization of produce, sturdy items that can be packed and shipped without risk of spoilage. But that availability comes at a price. I was amazed at the environmental aspect of grapes that come from Chile and the tons of emission from the boats and trucks, Ms. Muir says. People dont realize what produce shipping is costing all of us. She joined Slow Food because its principles align with her philosophy and she enjoys the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. So does Ken Ryan, who runs Herban Gardens in North Fort Myers and is a founding member of Slow Food Southwest Florida. Its his microgreens, herbs, edible flowers, vegetables and other specialty items diners enjoy at some of the top restaurants in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples. I dont use a tractor, so theres no diesel fuel or gasoline used, he says. Everything is done by hand and in containers so its in its own environment and theres no cross contamination. Its a passion for Ryan, who spent many years as an engineer before striking out on his own green path. Eye to the futureThat passion extends to teaching future generations the Slow Food way. Mr. Ryan and Mrs. King recently spoke to a Florida Gulf Coast University class about the subject. Associate Professor Patricia Fays senior seminar on civic engagement explores many subjects, but one about which she feels strongly is food as a form of civic action. The result of the appearance by Mr. Ryan and Mrs. King was an assignment that everyone bring in a dish to share that was organic, locally and/or ethically produced. Last week, the class filled three long tables with smoked mullet, Key lime pie, cinnamon raisin bread, grouper with organic basil and thyme, fresh orange juice, mangrove honey and other goodies. You make food choices three times a day, Ms. Fay tells her students. Theres an impact on your body, on your family, on the planet. Food isnt just a drivethrough window. Mr. Ryan believes that educating people about the importance of good nutrition and pesticide-free foods is vital to improving Americans quality of life. Thats one of the Slow Food goals that attracted him to join. We need to get away from these chemicals and tractors that pollute the air and cause us to buy so much foreign oil. There are ways to do it rationally. Its not going to happen overnight, but Slow Food can help do it in a slow way. SLOWFrom page 1 >> What it stands for (according to the Slow Food USA Web site): Slow Food is good, clean and fair food. We believe that the food we eat should taste good; that is should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work, and that all people should have access. Among its goals: >> Raising public awareness, improving access and encouraging the enjoyment of foods that are local, seasonal and sustainably grown. >> Caring for the land and protecting biodiversity for todays communities and future generations. >> Performing educational outreach within members communities and working with children in schools and through public programs. >> Identifying, promoting and protecting fruits, vegetables, grains, animal breeds, wild foods and cooking traditions at risk of disappearance. >> Advocating for farms and artisans who grow, produce, market, prepare and serve wholesome food. >> Promoting the celebration of food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community. Source: Slow Food USA Slow Food 101 For more information >> Visit www.slowfoodsouthwest orida.com for details about the local group and upcoming events. Facebook members can also check out Slow Food Southwest Floridas page. >> For more about the movement, Slow Food products and articles published in newspapers and magazines around the country, go to Slow Food USAs Web site at www.slowfoodusa.org. Slow Food 411 COURTESY PHOTO Naples caterer Greg Shapiro with his fruit carvings. Mr. Shapiro is a recent convert to the Slow Food movement.
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Walter Haldeman, do you know of him?Kentucky gentlemen with a planPrior to 1885, the Weeks and the Wiggins were basically the only families who lived in the area known today as Port Royal to Vanderbilt; but that was soon to change. Two Kentuckians, Mr. Haldeman, owner of the Louisville Courier, and General John S. Williams chartered a schooner in Tampa and sailed down the west coast looking for a spot to build a resort paradise. It seemed they had been hearing much about the Naples Town Improvement Company and its plans. They spied a native tending to his cattle and learned he had 5,000 acres in the area we now call Venice. They invited him to come aboard and enjoy some of Kentuckys finest whiskey and conversation, which led to why the native needed to sell his land. A deal was struck. By tomorrow at 10 a.m. hed be a rich man and the Kentucky gentlemen would start their plans. But when Mr. Haldeman and Gen. Williams went ashore after lunch, they learned the natives wife had given instructions to beware of them two that got him drunk and tried to take his land. So they sailed further south, eventually anchoring at the mouth of Gordon Pass to launch their plan to gentrify paradise. Purchasing the land from Port Royal to the Moorings to Back Bay (Crayton Cove) to the Gulf proved a difficult task, but Mr. Halderman eventually acquired 8,700 acres for a nevernevermore price of $13,050 ($1.50 an acre). It was the full holding of what the Kentucky syndicate decided to call The Naples Company. The Fort Myers paper wrote that the compay proposed to push the town of Naples for all its worth. And so they did. The trip to Never-Never LandThe Naples Company brochure recommended that travelers arrive in Jacksonville on a Sunday and board the train at 11:35 a.m. on Monday. Seven hours later, theyd get to Orlando, stay overnight and leave on Tuesday to arrive in Punta Gorda by 8:30 p.m. At 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, they would board the company steamer, The Fearless, (which would give me cause) bound for Naples. Finally, after stops at St. James and Punta Rassa, they would arrive at their paradise destination around 3:30 p.m. Three days, five train changes, an all-day boat ride coupled with the travel from Kentucky, and anyone could own a lot in paradise for only $10.A charming legacyThe man who slipped in our back door recently and told us he was Mr. Haldemans great-great grandson was Dr. Hugh Cort. A psychiatrist from Alabama, he gave us a momentary glimpse into the southern charm Mr. Haldeman must have possessed to sell a 10-day trip that offered very few amenities other than a promise. 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Amateur stem-cell cureWhen a four-bedroom house inhabited by 50 tenants partially collapsed in October in Honolulu, at least 10 of the residents said they had been pressured to let the property manager give them experimental stem-cell injections. Manager Daniel Cunningham, 56 and a de-licensed chiropractor, said he has been injecting the substance, phenol, into himself for years, to treat gnarled hands (though the hands appeared to a Honolulu Advertiser reporter to be deteriorating to the point where Cunningham wears socks over them). One man said Cunningham injected him directly into the eye, and others complained of various side effects. Cunningham ran for mayor of Honolulu this year and in the September primary received 737 votes on a platform of complaining about governments meddling into health care. The continuing crisis Deceitful mating strategies may be rife in the animal kingdom (especially among humans), but Australian researchers recently documented the sexual guile of a group of orchids that basically trick male wasps into pollinating them by resembling the look and smell of female wasps. Writing in The American Naturalist, the authors noted that female wasps reproduce both with and without sperm, with the latter creating male offspring. Consequently, the researchers hypothesized, when orchids commandeer sperm, it indirectly leads to the birth of more future pollinators. (Charles Darwins subsequent book, after The Origin of Species, was The Various Contrivances by Which Orchids Are Fertilized by Insects.) The remote Manitoba First Nations tribes in Canada have largely moved away from alcohol abuse, according to an October Winnipeg Sun report, to the abuse of much more potent superjuice, made with a fast-acting yeast that encourages quick brewing. 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Jenni Balthrop, 27, was using Weight Watchers but stopped seeing progress about a year ago. She felt that the program oversimplified nutrition. Youre only looking at certain attributes of food, she says in reference to the Weight Watcher point system. And if youre an active person like me, you arent getting the complete picture. Balthrop, who is now training for a half-marathon, had a different goal in mind when she started using SparkPeople.com in January. I wanted to look fabulous for Elton John at one of his concerts in March. The online food tracker took into account her Pilates classes and running, and she got off the weight-loss plateau. Another Central Texas dieter, who preferred not to be named, is a 35-yearold in the tech industry who lost 30 pounds. He also lowered his cholesterol and got his sodium intake under control using MyFoodDiary.com, one of the few companies that charges users. I wasnt brought up to understand what foods do to our body, he says. At the end of the day, it tells you if you continue to eat this way, you will be likely to have a high risk of this disease or another problem. When he was able to see the long-term effects of his eating habits, he was motivated to alter his food choices. He says he learned that you cannot work out enough to compensate for a poor diet. You have to face the results every day when you track your food intake every day, he says. You have to be honest with yourself. We want to forget the dessert or queso, but keeping the online journal keeps you accountable for every bite. This dieter stuck with the program for three months, which he felt like was enough time to learn what he needed to learn and change his behaviors. Several years later, hes kept the weight off. It can be annoying to input everything you eat, but the payoff is worth it, most people said. 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You kind of eat the same foods over and over again, she said, and The Daily Plate allows her to store her favorite foods. Robertson, who lost about five pounds using the online journal, said having to track what she ate made her more aware of portion size, which many dietitians say is a big key to managing your weight. I figured out what a cup of something or what 4 ounces looked like, she says. She also wasnt sure how many more calories she should eat on the days she exercises. Most online food-diary programs offer a social media or support component, where you can join virtual groups or chat on message boards to find other people who have the same nutritional goals. HEALTHY LIVINGTrack your diet online. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 downtown in order to achieve that goal. In just four years of existence, Opera Naples has managed to garner the support of some heavy-hitters around town. Were confident that the people of Naples will be highly supportive of the plans for the park and its cultural amenities, Mr. Goldberg said. Others could benefit as well, should city buy part of Renaissance Village. The Naples Art Association has said it wants to expand. So has Florida Gulf Coast University. Mr. Antaramians development is approved for 300 residential units and 205,000 square feet of commercial use, for shops, offices or cultural facilities. The parcel is bordered by Fifth Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road. Just a few months after signage went up on Goodlette-Frank Road announcing the beginning of Renaissance Village, the project was halted without a shovelful of dirt being turned. Antaramians attorney, John Passidomo, confirmed his clients willingness to sell either five acres or 17.5 acres of the property to the city at fair market value at a recent city council meeting. Should the city agree to purchase the 17.5-acre parcel, that land, combined with the Naples Depot, would create a park 2 1/2 times larger than Cambier Park, according to Mr. Passidomo.The project will be discussed again at a city council workshop planned for Friday, Dec. 5. Possible uses for the site, should the plan proceed, still remain to be agreed upon. Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS The areas leading LASIK surgeon in both experience and technologyTHE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONS, OR TREATMENT. THE RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE PATIENTS CONSULTATION. Call for details 791-2020 877-902-4733 www.bettervision.netDreaming about having Make your dream come true this holiday season with the gift that will change your life the gift of iLASIK. Offer expires 12-31-08 Discount on bilateral procedure. Professional Clogs for Medical & HospitalityEntire Alpro Stock 1/2 price! Island SolesFootwear Designed For ComfortAll Closeout styles & colorsOver 500 pair still available! 25%to50% Proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2009Open House Dec 10th from 5-6:30 pm for the only Digital Mammography in Lee County.3501 Health Center Blvd Bonita Springs FL 34135 239.949.1050A partnership between: OPERAFrom page 1 Opera Naples Stars under the Stars at Cambier Park on Nov. 21 The Opera Naples Womens Chorus in Stars Under the StarsPHOTOS PAT SHAPIRO If the council decides to recommend purchase of the property for a city park, a referendum would be scheduled for Naples citizens to vote on the matter. If approved, Mr. Goldberg said he and the Opera Naples board anticipate negotiating a long-term lease with the city for the portion of the Renaissance Village property the opera house would require.Weve been working quietly on this idea for months, ever since it became apparent that Renaissance Village was not going to proceed as planned, Mr. Goldberg said. Were very happy its something the community can talk about and learn more about now.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 NEWS A21 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThere are many pets awaiting adoption at the Collier County Domestic Animal Shelter, 7610 Davis Blvd. Adoption fees are $65 for cats and $80 for dogs; the shelter also regularly has rabbits, ferrets, gerbils and guinea pigs. Visit www.colliergov.net/pets to see available pets. The shelter is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 252-7387. >>Mandy is a female pit bull mix with a sweet disposition. At 1 year old, she still acts every part the puppy and loves to play and nap. >>Dexter is a 2-year-old Rottweiler who thinks hes still a puppy. He loves roughhousing and thinks everyone can be his best friend. >>Tila is a small German shepherd-boxer mix. At 7 months old, shes completely in love with life. Her favorite game is tug-o-war. >>Tang is a 2-month-old male tabby mix with a ery passion to catch the feathered toys in the room, as well as the tails of other cats. >>Karrot is a calm and loving 4-month-old kitten who loves to play, but waits for someone else to initiate the games. New! Bonita Furniture & Patio Office by Day Bedroom by NightLowest Prices in SW Florida Home Office or Guest Room?GREAT PRICES!We specialize in the Florida Look 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 Many pet lovers make the mistake of believing veterinarians are pretty much interchangeable. In fact, youre doing your pet a disservice if you dont put a little effort into choosing the right veterinarian. Any veterinarian you consider should be technically proficient, current on the latest treatments, and willing to seek out more information on your pets behalf or work with a veterinary specialist. A good vet should be able to explain whats going on with your pet in a way you can understand and be willing to answer your questions, so you can make a responsible decision on your pets behalf. Ask friends, co-workers and neighbors for recommendations. Over the years, animal lovers can tell which veterinarians are knowledgeable, compassionate and hardworking. Those veterinarians are always talked up by satisfied clients. Other factors may help you narrow down your list of possibilities: Is the clinic or hospital conveniently located, with hours you can live with? If you have a 9-to-5 job, a veterinarian with a 9-to-5 clinic doesnt do your pet much good. Many veterinarians are open late on at least one weeknight and for at least a half-day on Saturday. What kind of emergency care is available, if any? Although emergency veterinary clinics are prepared for any catastrophe, they are not familiar with PET TALES BY GINA SPADAFORI_________________Universal Press SyndicateCommunication key to veterinary partnershipCut food when using treatsyour pet. If your veterinarians practice does not offer 24-hour care, does it work with one that does? The final call on whether a particular veterinarian is right for you comes down to intangibles. If you dont feel comfortable, youre less likely to ask your veterinarian questions, and the lack of productive communication hurts your pet in the long run. If you are using treats to train your dog, reduce the amount of food you provide during meals to keep your dog at a healthy weight. Treats are an important part of training, but you dont want to end up with a well-mannered pet with weight problem. If your dog is always a little hungry, you may be able to use 10 percent of his daily kibble for training and save treats for teaching him new behaviors. If your dog does not work for kibble, even when hungry, Make sure in choosing a veterinarian that youve found someone youre comfortable asking questions. then you may need to increase daily exercise during training. Exercise is a great relationship builder, as your dog associates you with an enjoyable excursion. Exercise is also a great stress reliever and may help your dog focus better during training sessions. (Animal behavior experts Susan and Dr. Rolan Tripp are the authors of On Good Behavior. For more information, visit their Web site at AnimalBehavior.net.)
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 Naples Botanical Garden invites the community to continue the holiday weekend celebration by visiting the Tropical Mosaic Garden with family and friends free of charge from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29.The Garden is closed to the public because of expansion and renovation work now under way, and visitors must register in advance for the special after-Thanksgiving opportunity to visit the property. To register, call 643-7275.Additional free visiting dates, all from 9 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted, are: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 26-27, and Sunday, Dec. 28 (1-4 p.m.); Saturday, Jan. 17; Monday, Jan. 19 (Martin Luther King Day); Saturday, Jan. 24; Saturday, Feb. 14; Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents Day); Wednesday, Feb. 25; Saturday, March 7; Wednesday, March 11, and Saturday, March 21. Naples Botanical Garden is in the process of creating a world-class tropical garden paradise that will feature cultivated gardens of Asia, Brazil, the Visit the Garden after Thanksgiving HOLISTIC HEALTH NOTEBOOK 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 11681 Lacy Lane Ft. Myers239-591-1711Call for a FREE estimate! $1,000,000 Inventory Reduction Sale! starting at $35 Sq. Ft. starting at $89 per door 239-878-4994www.patrickscabinets.com227 SW 3rd Ave., Cape Coral, FL. 33991 10 x 9 Kitchen with Our Quality Wood CabinetryStarting at$999KITCHEN IN A WEEK PROGRAMPurchase a New Beautiful Wood Kitchen with Granite Countertops Delivered and Installed in 7 Days Complete.Some restrictions may apply. 10 x 9 Kitchen with Our Finest High Quality Cabinetry All Wood Construction and Granite Counter tops with FREE Stainless Under mounted Sink$4526 If you have wandered into my store lately, you will have seen me hobbling around on crutches. I tripped over my dog gate and landed on my knee. Twice. To be sure, the knee injury is no big deal. It does not hurt and does not impede my walking. The knee is just a little swollen. What hurts are the crutches. I am not accustomed to lifting my body weight with my two spindly arms, over and over again. After trying to use crutches for two days and suffering such excruciating pain in my arms, chest, and back that I could not raise my arms above my waist, I will gladly suffer whatever will happen to my knee if I just walk on it and try to be careful. Please do not tell my doctor, however. When he saw me without crutches the other day, he yelled at me. I responded by saying, When you didnt follow my diet instructions perfectly, I didnt yell at you but he was not amused. So I got back on the blasted things and spent the weekend on the couch with my leg propped up over my head. I am taking my own advice about anti-inflammatories very seriously, however. At his instructions, I am using 4,000 mg. of MSM daily, along with fish oil, a blend of herbs, and now Ive added bromelain, a very powerful anti-inflammatory from the green stem of pineapples. Bromelain is one of the best anti-inflammatories on the market, in my opinion. Bromelain is an enzyme that works by causing the release of a kinin which stimulates the production of the anti-inflammatory prostaglandin E1 compounds. Best taken on an empty stomach, it is used to treat acute postoperative and post-traumatic conditions of swelling. I am using it for my knee. It is also very effective in treating swelling in the sinus (think snoring), and when used with other enzymes in treating osteoarthritis. If you are using blood-thinning medications, you may need to use caution, as it might cause additive anticoagulant/ antiplatelet effects and increase the risk of bleeding. Taken over a long period of time, bromelain can also be irritating to the GI tract, so short-term use is better. Fortunately, you can often get a good result in the short term. 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. carolSIMONTACCHI firstname.lastname@example.orgHobbling around r ful t he h e o n n. m e h e ch n y Caribbean and Florida, plus a handson interactive Childrens Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, all due to open late 2010. For more information, call 643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org, where the Garden is virtually open.
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Call NOW for a FREE in-home estimate$ 125 OFFa Complete Bathtub and Wall or Shower and Wall System$ 75 OFFa Bathtub or Wall Installation Before After( 239 ) 274-8827 1-877-228-43485796 Enterprise Parkway Fort Myers FL 33905 Financing available 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 $15.00Sat. & Sun. 9am-2pmWithout an appointment and without the wait.239-597-8000 Rx email@example.com Have you had the pleasure of knowing many pirates? I dont necessarily mean knowing in the Biblical sense. But if the knowing of a pirate is not a knowing in the Biblical or some other sacred sense, can there be any knowing at all? Can anyone really know a pirate? How would you recognize one? It might be easy if you saw the matey on a pirate vessel. Certainly, context aids recognition. Or perhaps context is recognition. Perhaps context is monotheistic creator of identity. Or would you be able to recognize a pirate sitting in the midst of what you would deem an unusual context? Lets see: What might be an unusual context? Teaching a Sunday school class? Working in a candy factory? Demonstrating the fine art of French cuisine? Ah, now I have gone far enough. I do know of a pirate who was a French chef. Allow me to introduce you: To Julia Child, often known since 1964 as The French Chef. Before she died in 2004 she wrote many books and did her famous television series. She was larger than life, a breathy baritoned MUSINGS opulence of spirit. Her very being legitimized decadence. The epicurean dream became awakened in her presence, entering through pixels and cathode tubes into the bounded, real life of the early s. I believe she played a part in the revolution of that day, bringing the French spirit to the newly unfolding world more obviously courted by the British sound waves that followed the Beat poets. Julias first meal of oysters, sole meyniere, and an exquisite wine was, in her words, an opening of the soul and the spirit for me. Her bon appetit was indeed good, and even beyond good into the realm of the transpersonal sacral, into the heart of piracy. Take it from Julia: Everything you need to know about piracy you can learn from the folding in of egg whites. This infolding, like the embryonic infolding of migrating cells in gastrulation, is a delicate operation. And just like in the embryonic cellular infolding, there is the promise of the new. We must not lose the air that has been brought into the whipped whites to create the delightfully buoyant foam. Mindful care is of the essence. We must use a clean, dry, room-temperature copper bowl, with no trace of oiliness. A bit of salt or acid in the form of cream of tartar or lemon juice firms up the proteins. After careful preparation, when we Mix (it) upbegin the actual folding in, we must reach deep down through the center of the foaming whites with our rubber spatula. We introduce our batter into the mix, gently, repeatedly. All this is happening without loss of firmness of the whites. Julia was familiar with many mixings, including the mixing in of cunning linguistic codes. After all, she served in the OSS, an international spy ring, a prototypical CIA, created during WWII by FDR. She is a prime example, like piracy itself, that what you see is not what you get. What you get is all mixed up and in and around with great artfulness and glee. In such a context, knowing is not recognition, but is creation. Knowing is essentially the mix of the sacral (like sacred) and the sacral (like hard bony parts of lower bodies). Knowing is the rabid disruption of context. There is talk of the concept of bubble universes created from the mixing of the foam of parent universes. This kind of multi and meta universe creation is mirrored in the delicious infolding of original cells and meringues. Piracy is racy, is creation, is tasty. Piracy is life itself, rejoicing in mixing it up. And the mixed mind of piracy is the fun of moving below deck toward courting wavy depths. But all this is to 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. introduce our batter into l y, repeate dl y. 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Investors should be willing to hold the Principal Protection Notes until maturity. Neither UBS Financial Services Inc. nor its employees provide tax or legal advice.As the holidays approach, and another season of galas and social events begins to unfold, facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Patrick Flaharty is providing lots of instant gratification to those wanting to put their best face forward. Through a complement of non-invasive enhancements, Dr. Flaharty is able to rejuvenate a patients face in minutes, often with very little recovery time. The doctor has three recommendations for people with busy social calendars, who want optimum looks with minimum hassle and expense. The first is injectable fillers. Many patients come to Dr. Flaharty just before a special event, and receive what he calls the liquid facelift. With the injectable filler Restylane, for example, Dr. Flaharty can quickly eliminate hollowness of the lips and cheeks, as well as lines and creases around the mouth. You can get an unbelievable rejuvenation of the face, he says. An instant result. The filler industry started off as a solution for creases and folds, says Dr. Flaharty, but its now hitting its full stride. Fillers add volume to the face, he says. They fill in shadowy areas; they add volume to the cheeks, making them fuller and higher. They can lift the corners of the mouth by filling in the creases. They offer very amazing, powerful, and dramatic improvements in a simple in-office procedure. For so long we focused on lifting and tightening, he says. But its actually deflation that makes a face look wrinkly and shadowy, he explains, equating youthfulness with fullness. Adding volume pushes the tissue out and up, replacing what the body loses as it ages: a tissue-plumping protein that has a high affinity for water. The newest filler on the market is Evolence. Dr. Flaharty is one of the few local cosmetic surgeons approved to use it, but says hes also excited about another filler, Artefill, that is permanent. I like it a lot, says the doctor. I started using it selectively and Ive been very, very happy with the results. Its a little more expensive and does require serial treatments two months apart. But it seems to hold up much better than anything else we have. To me, he says, thats the most exciting thing happening in fillers. An unexpected group often benefit; most from fillers: Those people in their 40s and 50s who are thin and athletic, says Dr. Flaharty. Their faces tend to age more rapidly. The face loses fat over time anyway, and as a result of athleticism and low body fat, they can look gaunt from being in really good shape. Fillers give them a youthful fullness and a roundness to the face. Ive done half a dozen patients like this in the last few months, and they really look marvelous now. Weve turned the clock back. Dr. Flaharty recommends patients receive fillers 7 to 14 days before any special event. Botox is another way to get instant gratification, according to the doctor. You see an immediate reduction of crows feet, wrinkles in the forehead, or the frown lines between the eyebrows that can make you look angry or stressed. Eliminating those frown lines makes people look much more pleasing. Botox is a very powerful tool. Unlike fillers, Botox actually weakens the muscles and softens the creases caused by muscle activity. It gives significant improvement in a day, says Dr,. Flaharty, but its peak effect is excellent in two weeks. Thats the ideal timing. Professional facials are the third way to really make a quick difference. Its amazing how much better my own skin looks after an intense hydrating facial, says Dr. Flaharty. It gets rid of some of the dead surface cells, drives moisture into the face, and gives a healthy glow. It is also very relaxing, he says. Dr. Flaharty, who just expanded to include a Coconut Point location, admits he is extremely busy despite a weakened economy and stock market drops. We are very busy with surgery, but we are also seeing more people who want to do fillers and Botox instead of surgery at this time, he says. Theyre deferring a little on the traditional facelift, opting instead for liquid facelifts It goes in different cycles, says Dr. Flaharty, of the business of beauty. But holidays and season are some of our busiest times of the year. BUSINESS PROFILE The business of beautyWeakened economy not slowing down Dr. Patrick Flaharty FlahartyCOURTESY PHOTOFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT ___________________________news@ oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 VIP Realty Group, Inc. of Naples announces that Dennis Brando, sales manager for the Vanderbilt Office, has been named to the Presidents Club. Harley Conrad and Mary Ann Josh earned entry to the Executive Club level, Bill DeHaan, Christina DeHaan, Doug Stewart, Maria Perez, Connie Thomas, Joyce Gervace, Jim Kaufman and Casey Merriam are in the Champions Club. VIP Realty Group, Inc. has served Southwest Florida for more than 30 years and has offices in Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs and Sanibel and Captiva Islands.Sam Savage has rejoined the staff of Congress Jewelers as its appraiser and estate jewelry buyer. A graduate of Ohio State University, Mr. Savage has 38 years of experience in the jewelry business and has managed stores in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Tampa, Port Charlotte and Fort Myers. He previously was associated with Congress Jewelers from 2001 until 2005. Certified in diamond grading by the Gemological Institute of America, he will provide estate buying and appraisal services by appointment at the Congress Jewelers locations at Coastland Center in Naples, on Sanibel Island and in Bonita Springs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (866) 732-5433. ers and therapists can work with children, where teachers can prepare materials and share ideas and resources, and where classes and community seminars can be held.Edison State College welcomes Amy Teprovich as the new district director of student life. Ms. Teprovich will develop and promote campus life through programs and activities to boost student learning and development. Among her many duties, she will provide support to Edison State clubs, organization and student government. Ms. Teprovich holds a masters degree in higher education administration from Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y. John R. Wood Realtors welcomes the following new sales associates: Brenda Wood, a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors, is in the Old Naples office. Jennifer Finazzo and Jim Flack, both members of the Bonita-Estero Association of Realtors, are in the Bonita Springs office. Mirty Branco and Simone Student, both members of NABOR, along with Rocio Gina Accilio, Lisa Johnson and Robin Skladany, are in the Uptown office.client service. She earned her masters degree in English education from New York University and has more than 20 years in the securities/brokerage industry developing customer service skills and knowledge of investment concepts and products. Her most recent position was as trust officer with National City Private Client Group. She has received her Series 7 brokerage registration and completed the Florida Bankers Association Trust School. Architecture SchenkelShultz Architecture received the 2008 AIA Unbuilt Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Southwest Florida Chapter for its design of Edison State Colleges new $3.4 million, 10,000-square-foot Early Childhood Development Center at the Collier County Campus. Designed to be the colleges first LEED-certified facility, the center will serve more than 100 children from infancy through 4 years of age. The underlying operating philosophy of the center is based on the Reggio Emilia approach, which affects design through building an environment that functions as an additional teacher for the students. The seven classrooms will be designed to nurture and support the inquisitive nature of young learners. There also will be areas for both quiet and active play and exploration. Many wall-size windows will allow for an easy flow between indoor and outdoor areas and encourage an awareness of and respect for the environment. Integrated within the building will be dedicated spaces where parents can meet, where health screen-Pete Wegner, CPA, has joined Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. as senior business consultant in the Naples office. Yesenia Gonzalez has joined the same office as administrative assistant. Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. offers a wide range of services, including business consulting, technology consulting, tax preparation and planning, litigation, mediation, forensic accounting and elder care services. Banking & Finance Kimberly S. Wilmore has joined The Moran Asset Management Group of Wachovia Securities as a senior registered client associate. Ms. Wilmore will be responsible for building and maintaining solid client relationships, handling client inquiries and concerns and providing support in all other phases of ON THE MOVE sound advice. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 BUSINESS MEETINGS The next N.A.P.L.E.S. (Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services) meeting takes place Thursday, Dec. 4, at Shulas Steak House in the Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. Guest speaker Cindy Cryzter, a Toastmaster speaker for more than 10 years and co-owner of Diamond Title Company, will discuss Communication Skills: The True Keys to Success in Business. For more information, call Tim Tillapaugh with Prudential Florida Realty, 825-7711, or Jay Civetti with Stock Financial, 449-3700, or visit www. naplesgroup.net. N.A.P.L.E.S. membership in several catergories/industries is available for qualified applicants. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Accelerated Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Tavern on the Bay in Bayfront. Luncheon sponsor is Comcast Spotlight. Cost for members only is $15; and reservations must be made by Friday, Nov. 28. Visit www.napleschamber.org The Naples-on-the-Gulf chapter of the Womens Council of Realtors holds its annual Dessert and Gift Auction Tea by the Tee on Friday, Dec. 5, at Grey Oaks Golf and Country Club. Reservations are required, and cost is $35 per person. Call Robyn DeVille at 261-6300 or email@example.com. The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida s next Business Card Exchange begins at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at Christies Flowers and Gifts, 7740 Preserve Lane, Naples. Jennifer Cummings is the hostess. The Christian Chambers monthly Collier County luncheon takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Naples Hilton. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 481-1411, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting ww.ccswf.org. The Economic Development Council of Collier Countys Annual Pre-Legislative Luncheon with the Collier County Legislative Delegation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, 896 River Point Drive. Cost of the luncheon is $45 for EDC investors and $45 for others; Jeremy Giles hosts. Registration online for either program at www.eNaplesFlorida.com. The Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University offers two professional development workshops designed to teach effective communication skills for dealing with difficult people and demanding customers. Ava Fluty facilitates both workshops in the Sugden Welcome Center at FGCU on Tuesday, Dec. 9. THE MOTLEY FOOL \When managing your money, avoid these common financial mistakes: Racking up credit card debt. High interest rates increase your debt, making it harder and harder to pay off. Thats reverse investing! (Learn more and get help at www.fool.com/ccc.) Not investing soon enough. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 BUSINESS B7 architects and planners in the 1970s and 1980s, the trend toward New Urbanism has taken hold in a big way. According to the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), more than 600 towns, villages and neighborhoods are planned or under construction in the United States using the principles of New Urbanism. Many of these concepts are not new and, in fact, have been around for hundreds of years. But after World War II, a new system of development was implemented nationwide resulting in what is now called conventional suburban development with ever outward sprawl of housing tracts, strip malls, parking lots and highways across the landscape. The majority of Americans today live in suburban communities built within the last 50 years.The first new urbanist town to be built from the ground up was the coastal town of Seaside in the Florida Panhandle. Started in 1981, Seaside proved developments that function like traditional towns could be built in this era. The 80-acre community has become internationally famous for its architecture and the quality of its streets and public spaces.Several other new urban towns and neighborhoods are substantially built, including Laguna West in California and Kentlands in Maryland. Other suburban and new town communities are under construction in most states nationwide. Among the mixed-use developments in progress in Collier and Lee counties are Coconut Point in Estero, Ave Maria, Bayfront and the Fifth Avenue South District in downtown Naples. Such developments are also being explored in the downtown Fort Myers area as well as in the eastern Lee County.Diverse uses for active lifestyles A couple of factors are fueling the new urbanist trend locally, says Damon Romanello, senior associate for the architecture and planning firm of architecture inc. Historically in Southwest Florida, the trend was toward larger golf-course communities to serve primarily retirees who were moving to the region, Romanello says. But theres been a shift toward providing a more active urban lifestyle. Were seeing more buyers who want vibrant communities with diverse uses and residents of diverse age groups.Romanello, who presented a program on New Urbanism for the Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council, said the increasing scarcity of larger, vacant parcels of real estate is also driving more in-fill development with these types of communities.Aside from the many social advantages, meeting the growing demand for conveniently located homes in diverse, walkable neighborhoods could also significantly reduce the growth in the number of miles Americans drive, shrinking the nations carbon footprint.The ULI published a comprehensive review of dozens of studies in which researchers conclude urban development is both a key contributor to climate change and an essential factor in combating it. Depending on several factors, compact development reduces driving from 20 percent to 40 percent, and more in some instances.Curbing emissions from cars depends on a three-legged stool: improved vehicle efficiency, cleaner fuels and a reduction in driving, said leading urban planning researcher Reid Ewing, research professor at the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland. The research shows that one of the best ways to reduce vehicle travel is to build places where people can accomplish more with less driving. MERCATOFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO An aerial veiw of Mercato.BUSINESS MEETINGS Beginning at 8:30 a.m., Exceptional Customer Service will teach participants how to effectively respond to complaints that result in a satisfied customer. Cost is $69. Beginning at 1 p.m., Diplomacy and Difficult People will let participants practice using more effective communication skills with difficult people and discover individual roadblocks using the SELF profile. The $79 cost includes the SELF profile. For registration and additional information, visit www.fgcu.edu/iog or call 590-1096. Y oung Professionals of N aples holds Casino Night on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Club Ultra. Admission of $40 per person includes a beverage coupon, appetizers and $5,000 in gaming chips. Call Amber Shemansky at 248-2599 for more information. For more information about Young Professionals of Naples, visit www. ypnaples.com. T he American Business W omens Association Neapolitan Chapter holds its holiday party at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Naples Hilton. The meeting will include a program on The Power of E-mail Marketing. Reservations must be made by noon Thursday, Dec. 11. 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. The Woman of the Year Award will be presented at the Jan. 27 meeting. Call 592-1875 or visit www.abwaneapolitan.org. Busines s Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. Goal Set ters Business Network Int ernational 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 Zonta Club of Naples holds business luncheon meetings beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Naples. To make a luncheon reservation, call Sally Sitta at 262-1283. Members and guests are reminded to save the date for the Zontas fourth annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on Friday, March 20, at The Strand Country Club. Tickets are $80 and can be reserved by calling Honey Gardiner at 598-9058. From page 6
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11The Capistrano by McGarvey Custom Homes opens in Mediterras Marcello neighborhoodHis dream come true The Capistrano, a new single-family home in Mediterra, is designed around a courtyard, giving most of its 3,965 square feet of living space views of the tumbled rock waterfall, circular stacked-stoned spa and custom-designed pool. The McGarvey Custom Homes residence also has a 470-square-foot guesthouse. The three-bedroom home has four full baths and a powder room and offers 6,764 total square feet, including a two-car garage, entry tower and 1,472 square feet of covered outdoor living space. It also has an octagonal dining room and study, a columned galleria and a living room with a fireplace. Custom features include multilevel tray and coffered ceilings with molding, fauxfinishing and travertine floors. Built-in cabinetry is found in the study and living room.COURTSEY PHOTOS With nearly 7,000 total square feet, the Capistrano has three bedrooms and a separate guest cabana. Custom features include media and display built-ins, coffered ceilings, travertine floors and faux-finished columns. The home is offered for $3,195,000, furnished. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYTheres a putting green and bocce ball court out back, and a game room upstairs complete with a pinball machine and a poker table. And dont forget the fitness room and the eightcar garage in this 1-acre-plus Quail West estate that has golf and lake views. With more than 7,500 square feet under air, the home has five bedrooms and 4 full and three half baths. Its listed for $4,950,000 by Ryan Chiodo of Affluent Homes of Naples. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, call 248-0551 or visit www.AffluentHomesOfNaples.com. SEE CAPISTRANO, B15 On more than an acre in Quail West, this estate home is designed and outfitted for a life of leisure and entertainment. COURTESY PHOTOS
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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2008 BUSINESS B13 Debra Sforza has a natural instinct for real estate spanning more than 20 years from New York to Florida. As a full-service professional, she prides herself on character. Of all the decisions youll face in these challenging times, there is none more important than the person youll choose to guide you through your real estate transaction. Knowledge is Power so g et the facts first! 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Quality Construction by Recent modifications to The Aerie, the Gary Player-designed championship golf course at The Club at TwinEagles, affected 15 holes and included the redesign of the third green. The changes make The Aerie more playable, head golf professional Nathan Groce said. We eliminated a lot of waste areas and grassed them in to create more effective playing room. Some of the holes involved just a little tweaking, he added. The modifications were recommended by a committee of nine club members and representatives of Bonita Bay Group, which is developing the 1,115acre TwinEagles in North Naples. The project overseen by Gary Player Design also included replacing turf that didnt survive last winters drought, extending fairways ad adding formal bunkers all with the goal of making the course less penalizing. Littoral plantings were installed along lakeshores, and waste areas were sodded with Bahia grass, which requires less water and maintenance. Jeff Burgoyne, director of golf course operations, said the most noticeable change is the third green. We lowered it and reconfigured it to better accept shots, he said. The changes, however, havent made The Aerie easier or lowered scores, several golfers have said. golfers. Its more playable but still very challenging, said long-time member Russ Berkoben. Before, you could hit a good shot and be penalized. TwinEagles was named to Golf & Travel magazines list of the 12 Most Intriguing Golf Communities in America, was included in Travel + Leisure Golfs list of the top 100 golf communities in America for two consecutive years and received a top award from the Council for Sustainable Florida. 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The kitchen has stone countertops, a center island and wood-clad ceiling. It also offers a breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. The adjoining family room has media and display built-ins and pocketing sliding doors leading to the entry loggia, which has a summer kitchen overlooking the courtyard. Two sets of double French doors open the master bedroom to the courtyard. The bedroom has a dressing area, a morning kitchen and his-and-her walkin closets. The bath offers dual vanities, his-and-her water closets, a separate shower and freestanding raised tub, set within a rotunda-like space with windows and a curved wall. Priced at $3,195,000 furnished, the Capistrano is in the Marcello neighborhood in Mediterra, Bonita Bay Groups 1,697-acre, master-planned community in North Naples that may include up to 950 residences and more than 1,000 acres of open space. Mediterra has been named Community of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association for five years, received the Award of Excellence for Open Spaces from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has been honored with the Environmental Leaders in Golf Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest magazine in the private course category. It has recently been named by Golf Magazine as one of The 50 Best Golf Communities in America and by Travel + Leisure Golf and Links magazines as one of the top 100 golf communities in America. It was the first-ever 36-hole course to earn Audubon Internationals Silver Signature Sanctuary status. Luxury coach homes in Mediterra are offered from the $700,000s, villas from the $900,000s, single-family homesites from $300,000 and custom homes from $1.6 million to more than $7 million. Mediterra is a private, gated community. Homebuyers and Realtors can request additional information or arrange an escorted tour by visiting the Mediterra Information Center just inside the entrance to the community on Livingston Road two miles north of Immokalee Road. For additional information, visit www.mediterranaples. com. COURTESY PHOTOS Looking toward the outdoor kitchen and living area from a seat in the the spa Living room (above) and master bath (right)FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2008 BUSINESS B15 CAPISTRANOFrom page 1 WWW.ROYALHARBORESTATEHOMES.COM
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 BAYFRONT 239.434.8770 FIFTH AVENUE 239.643.3006 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS PREMIERSARASOTA NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM E MIE M RSA SA RAS RAS OTA OTA BONITASPRINGS.COM Single Family Homes 114 -14th Avenue SouthCharming cottage-style home has undergone additions and renovations in the s. Many one-of-a-kind features. $2,095,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235689 13th Avenue SouthAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,528,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-24241341 Gordon Drive1920 vintage Old Naples cottage plus charming guest cottage. Lot is 50 x 166. Blocks to the beach. Sold as-is. $1,250,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 Condominiums/Villas NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES 1540 Fifth Avenue S. #D-305Naples Bay vistas, 3BRs, 3.5BAs, marble entry, wood oors, 10 ceilings, crown mouldings & expansive balconies. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420COLONNADE ON 5TH 631 6th Avenue South #304Spacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575BAYFRONT 451 Bayfront Place #5411Magnicent views of Gordon River and Naples Bay. Corner 3 bedroom. Professionally decorated and granite/marble. $950,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520MARA VILLA 996 8th Avenue South #203Charming villa with 2 bedrooms plus den and a fantastic loft space. Vaulted ceilings, GE Prole appliances and crown moulding. $860,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980BAYFRONT 451 Bayfront Place #5410Views of the Gordon River and Naples Bay from this well maintained condominium. Walk to 5th Ave. S. or bike to the beach. $859,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 978 Sandpiper Street #A-102Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bath with European custom wood cabinetry, granite counters and more. Resort-style pool. Turnkey. $599,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile & turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed. $459,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 462 Broad Avenue South #462Southern exposure! New carpet, kitchen tile and appliances. Electric storm shutters. Close to pool & 3rd Street S. $269,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Lots & Acreage 13 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and Walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100 x 400 x 230 x 100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 Condominiums/Villas DOCKSIDE 1323 Chesapeake Avenue #2CTurnkey furnished waterfront condominium. Boat dock and additional storage deeded. Gulf access with no bridges. $745,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424SANDPIPER WEST 1625 Chesapeake Avenue #204Western facing lanai overlooking pool and boat dock. Two bedroom waterfront condominium with views of waterway. $375,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466OYSTER BAY 1195 Clam Court #101A boaters dream! First oor, two bedroom, corner residence with upgrades throughout! Offered with a boat slip! $199,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466MARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright and light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den home with double garage and large lanai. $439,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES ROYAL HARBOR AREA WINDSTAR Condominiums/Villas OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES PAR LA VILLE tMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches.$3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741OLD NAPLES tSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering. Quiet setting.$3,795,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119AQUALANE SHORES tPanoramic Bay views! This extraordinary property offers 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, a cut-in boat slip, and a large pool.$4,850,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, 6 bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas.$5,900,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES tViews of Crayton Cove and Bay! NEW Caribbean architecture, 4 bedrooms, den, pool/spa, summer kitchen and a 3-car garage.$2,995,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES 3RD AVENUE SOUTH tVacant and ready to develop up to 6 residential condominiums in Old Naples. West of 41 and 5 blocks from the beach.$3,000,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301ROYAL HARBOR tBrand new! Open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, 4 bedrooms plus den, a 2-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf!$3,275,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ROYAL HARBOR tWalls of glass retract to extend living to a large pool area & waterfront. Three bedroom, den, 4.5 bath, 2 replaces, dock.$3,495,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494 OPENSUN. 1-4 NEWLISTING NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES t#C307 Fabulous 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath waterfront home. Resort living with every imaginable amenity. Unsurpassed views and location.$2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE #C-6 tThis villa has 3,881 SF, 3 bedrooms and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,495,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420OLD NAPLES t435 3rd Avenue South Only one remaining! Perfectly located, 2 blocks to 5th Ave. S. and 3 blocks to beach. Patio area with private pool. $2,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES tTotally renovated. French limestone oors, kitchen and bathrooms feature marble and onyx tops. Security system and pool.$2,850,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 OLD NAPLES 625 FIFTH AVE. S. CONDO. t#PH301 Rarely available penthouse. Wood and marble ooring, marble baths, volume ceilings. Building with 24-hour security. $1,839,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES t#C212 Elegant waterfront 3 bedroom, bay/marina views and private foyer entry with elevator. Gourmet kitchen and 2-car garage.$1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420OLD NAPLES tCustom-built home with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool.$2,245,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA tNewly renovated. A private elevator, master retreat with replace, sitting room with balcony, media room, and more.$2,395,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 NEWLISTING OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES VILLA tOver 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach.$1,250,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES tCharming 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage. Granite, faux nishes, hand-painted murals, open heated tropical pool.$1,350,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES CATELENA tLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed.$1,390,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES t#D204 Brand new 3 bedroom overlooking marina & restaurants. Granite kitchen, gas cooktop, private elevator, marble bath. $1,595,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 NEWLISTING OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT #2304 tVery stylish and well-maintained 2 bedroom. Steps to shopping/ dining. Offered furnished. Investment potential.$609,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883OLD NAPLES SUNTIDE ON TENTH tLight and bright. Wonderful kitchen island with breakfast bar. Courtyard heated pool. One small pet (under 25 lbs). $679,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304OLD NAPLES OLDE WEST LAKE VILLAS tTotally renovated condominium. Stainless kitchen appliances, granite counters, new cabinets and bamboo wood oors.$765,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752OLD NAPLES BAYPORT VILLAGE #PH301 tPenthouse with 3 bedrooms plus den and poolside cabana. Granite, marble, wood oors, private elevator. Pet friendly.$1,145,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 VILLAGE GREEN JASMINE CLUB #J670 tTwo bedroom, 2 bath updated from top to bottom! Enlarged kitchen, expanded living/dining room and tile throughout.$435,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455ROYAL HARBOR AREA FOUR WINDS #A2 tLovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/ expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C.$459,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT #2202 tTwo bedroom plus den featuring designer painting and private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. Boat slips available.$465,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411OLD NAPLES THE PIERRE CLUB tWalk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and whitesand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy.$549,900 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 OLD NAPLES tA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is.$1,695,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424OLD NAPLES tFlorida cottage offers 3 bedrooms plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach.$1,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON 3RD tTreetop views. Tropical grounds surround pool/spa. Large Florida Room, three bedroom plus den residence.$1,695,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE tFabulous lake view! Remodeled 3 bedroom! New kitchen, baths, windows and roof. Two-car garage. Blocks to the beach.$1,749,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.642.4242 SARASOTA 941.364.4000 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS premier properties.com COM NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM CO COM M BONITASPRINGS.COM 1355 Gordon DriveNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,650,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/VillasNAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES 1540 5th Ave. S. #D-301Gorgeous 3 bedroom waterfront home. Chiseled marble oor, granite and marble counters, 2-car garage. Unbeatable views! $3,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES 1540 5th Ave. S. #C-211Latest fun-lled resort surrounds a 97-slip marina with charter boat services. Distinct 3 bedroom; A/C 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879780 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM 780 5th Ave. S. #307This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished. $1,150,000 | Penny/Bob Lyle & Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161BAYFRONT 451 Bayfront Place #5404Gracious, comfortable living is enjoyed in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, furnished tastefully. Many amenities. $699,900 | Jan Martindale | 869-0360NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 985 Sandpiper Street #I-101Professionally decorated 2 bedroom plus den turnkey furnished cottage. Amenities included. Ideal location. $569,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 436 Broad Avenue South #H-436Total renovation and furnished like a model! This 2 bedroom boasts crown moulding, new appliances and granite counters. $315,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444NAPLES LARCHMONT 311 6th Street SouthTastefully decorated and renovated, this 2 bedroom hideaway has new tile, appliances, granite kitchen counters. $269,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520CASTLETON GARDENS 980 7th Avenue South #102Only blocks to beach, shopping and ne dinning. Wonderful courtyard building, pool and rec area. Move right in. $265,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231205 South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Avenue South and 3rd Street South. $2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894115 5th Avenue SouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation. $2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-634281 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. Steps to Gulf. Plans for a 4 bedroom Stofft Cooney design available. $2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424690 13th Avenue SouthBuild new on corner homesite with southern exposure. Close to Naples Yacht Club, access to Bay and Gulf-no bridges. $1,195,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock. $499,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654SANDPIPER BAY CLUB 3011 Sandpiper Bay Circle #205Two bedroom residence overlooking preserve. Updated kitchen, glassed-in lanai, storm shutters, and newer A/C system. $198,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 Condominiums/Villas Lots OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES ROYAL HARBOR AREA Lots 751 11th Avenue SouthAmazing centrally located residential lot in the heart of Old Naples. Lot size 67x 150 with alley access! $950,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 OLD NAPLES tUnder construction home, 4200+ SF of living area, 4 bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath. Blocks to beach. 5-car garage, heated pool/spa.$3,195,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES LAKEVIEW TERRACE tCustom 5 bedroom plus den home. Volume ceilings, maple oors, granite and stone oors, private pool and summer kitchen.$3,295,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894AQUALANE SHORES tEnormous, open oor plan. Guest suite above the garage. Beautifully tiled pool, and screened lanai. Three blocks to the beach.$3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES tTwo blocks to the Gulf! Four bedroom plus den Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace and pool/spa. $3,797,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AQUALANE SHORES tDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approx. 80 dock, covered slip and boat house. $2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304OLD NAPLES SANDY CAY tClose to beach and 5th Avenue shops. Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with family room, private elevator, replace, and built-in cabinets.From $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES GARDEN TERRACE tSoon-to-begin new construction on a tree-lined street just steps from the beach. Each villa has a private pool/spa.$2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741AQUALANE SHORES tApproximately 167 of waterfront! 58 x 195 x 167 x 136 site with cut-in boat slip. Direct Gulf access. Older home on property.$2,995,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES tFabulous site on beach block, just two homes from the Gulf. Livable home on property. Being sold as is.$2,500,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304OLD NAPLES tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, three bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished.$2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond.$2,250,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741ROYAL HARBOR tOn the Bay with wide water/mangrove views. Remodeled interior, 3 bedrooms. Covered boat slip with no bridges to the Gulf.$2,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 ROYAL HARBOR tOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances.$1,999,900 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949AQUALANE SHORES tWalk to 3rd Street shops, dining and beaches. Great for yacht up to 80-feet. Build your dream home here. Direct access.$1,795,000 | Michael McCumber | 777-9029OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tNewly constructed 4 bedroom plus den villa with elevator, wood and tile ooring, granite counters, private pool and summer kitchen.$1,895,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES tNewly built waterfront home with direct Naples Bay and Gulf access. Four bedroom, pool/spa, 3-car garage, 58 boat dock.$1,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES VILLA tThis 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler.$1,250,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES tHistoric home on a desirable lot (50x150). Six or more bedrooms and just under 3,000 SF of A/C. A Christies Great Estates Property.$1,795,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628ROYAL HARBOR tEVERYTHING NEW! A gem from the circular paver drive to the 70 dock. Prime location. Completely renovated 4 bedroom.$1,595,000 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118OLD NAPLES RIDGEVIEW LAKES tClose to beach! Four bedroom with hardwood and marble oors and replace. Hurricane shutters on windows, lanai and porch.$1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES WHARFSIDE #4 tLocated directly on Naples Bay with a 30 boat dock. All new granite counters, stainless appliances, and a 2-car garage.$879,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES #E-205 tNew construction! Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with over 1,400 SF. Preserve views. Tennis, spa, tness center.$599,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301OLD NAPLES PETTIT SQUARE #F tRenovated inside and out, 1,640+ total SF home is the only three bedroom. Marble oors, open great room plan.$889,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091OLD NAPLES SUNTIDE ON TENTH tLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor.$695,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 ROYAL HARBOR AREA DOCKSIDE #1-C tWonderfully remodeled waterfront condominium-moments away from Naples Bay. Gulf access with no bridges. Furnished.$545,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES t#E-203 A rare opportunity to own this 3 bedroom furnished residence. Includes membership in the Naples Bay Resort Club.$890,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448#D-205 Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, which includes a $30,000 membership in the exclusive Naples Bay Resort Club.$699,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448ROYAL HARBOR AREA QUARTERDECK tRecently renovated 2 bedroom with boat dock and no bridges to Gulf. New kitchen and granite counters, and designer tile.$369,000 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538OLD NAPLES NEAPOLITAN CLUB #301 tThis 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is within walking distance to everything. Furnished and move-in ready.$429,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES VILLAS RAVELLO 842 9th Avenue South #105Private tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, 2 bedrooms plus den. Walk to 5th Ave. $945,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513 NEWLISTING OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE tBeautiful 90 x 158 lot 6 blocks to the beach. Being sold as is. Elevation (13.1), survey available.$1,080,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091OLD NAPLES tClose to beach. The existing home features an updated kitchen and pool/spa with tropical landscaping and fruit trees.$1,195,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL #244 tTurnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month.$895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES VARESE #1601 tCustom, like new 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal.$1,050,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita Springs NaplesImmokalee Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Radio Road Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Parkshore Dr Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank Road 1N 1M 1L 3J 2J 1J 6 I 14H 5 I 4 I 3 I 2 I 1 I 12H 11H 5H 2F 9H 8H 7H 13H 6H 4H 3H 2H 1G 1H 1F 4E 3E 2E 1E 2D 1D 2C 4C 3C 5C 1C 3B 2B 1Bwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses.>$400,0001B $410,000 Chateaumere Royale 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun. 1-4 2B PELICAN MARSH TIMARRON 2016 Timarron Way $499,900 Mara & Michael Muller 272-6170. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., Realtors 3B $495,000 FAIRWINDS Catherine Backos 239-947-0040 Pegasus Realty Group, Inc. Daily 10-5>$500,0001C $549,000 VILLAS OF PELICAN BAY 6620 Trident Way Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., 1-42C $595,000 CALAIS IN PELICAN BAY 7032 Pelican Bay Blvd. #104 Nancy Kreisler 239.784.1460 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Nov. 1-4 3C WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES 26 Golf Cottage Drive $575,000 Kathryn Hurvitz 434-8770. Premier Properties 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm 4C PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #804 $595,000 Ed Cox 860-8806. Premier Properties 5C MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $500s. Call 800-719-5136 Premier Properties MonSat:9-5 & Sun 12-4 >$600,0001D PELICAN LANDING LAKEMONT COVE 3791 Lakemont Drive $645,000 Roxanne Jeske 450-5210. Premier Properties 2D PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $649,000 Larry Roorda 860-2534. 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Sun. 1-4 2H $1,499,000 660 East Lake Dr. Terry Warren 239-434-8049 Sun. 1-4 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 3H PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #307 $1,075,000 Jean Tarkenton 5950544. Premier Properties 4H WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 22 Bramblewood Point $1,175,000 Kathryn Hurvitz 434-8770. Premier Properties 5H FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS POINT 8500 Mallards Point $1,199,000 Michelle L. Thomas 860-7176. Premier Properties 6H KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK 5166 Kensington High Street $1,295,000 Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231. Premier Properties 7H MEDITERRA VILLALAGO 18061 Lagos Way $1,325,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420. Premier Properties 8H ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,395,000 Isabelle Edwards 250-4140. Premier Properties NEW LISTING 9H VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE I 10951 Gulfshore Drive #501 $1,395,000 Pat Callis 250-0562. Premier Properties 10H BONITA BAY HIDDEN HARBOR 27271 Lakeway Court $1,595,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474. Premier Properties NEW LISTING11H PELICAN BAY PINECREST 815 Bentwood Drive $1,598,000 Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005. Premier Properties 12H OLD NAPLES 181 15th Avenue South $1,695,000 Ruth Trettis 434-2424. Premier Properties 13H MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,699,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420. Premier Properties 14H PARK SHORE MERIDIAN CLUB 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #PH4 $1,749,000 Jeri Richey 269-2203 Premier Properties >$2,000,0001 I $2,499,000 Mediterra 16469 Celebrita Court Sandra Mathias 239-331-1059 Sat. & Sun. 1-5 and weekdays 2:00-5:00 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 2 I MOORINGS 2201 Beacon Lane $2,425,000 Trey Wilson 595-4444. Premier Properties waterfront3 I OLD NAPLES ORCHID PLACE 435 3rd Avenue South $2,495,000 Smiley, Steve 2984327 Premier Properties 4 I BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #PH402 $2,675,000 Carol Johnson 564-1282. Premier Properties5 I PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,900,000 Call 261-6200 Premier Properties Mon-Sat Open Daily & Sun 12-46 I MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting at just over $2.1 million. Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301. Premier Properties Sat & Sun 1-4 >$3,000,0001J VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 222 Channel Drive $3,200,000 Roya Nouhi 2909111. Premier Properties 2J COQUINA SANDS 500 Yucca Road $3,450,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304. Premier Properties 3J OLD NAPLES LAKEVIEW TERRACE 725 West Lake Drive $3,695,000 Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231. Premier Properties NEW LISTING >$5,000,0001L PARK SHORE 310 Turtle Hatch Road $5,995,000 Michael Lawler 571-3939. Premier Properties >$6,000,0001M PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $6,495,000 Thomas L. Campbell, Jr., Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628. Premier Properties >$7,000,0001N PORT ROYAL 1672 Galleon Drive $7,200,000 Philip N. Collins 404-6800. Premier Properties Open House are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked Marco Island
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. NOISEs 42 awards plus Best of Show more than tripled the total of the second-highest awarded firm (12). NOISEs 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: Portfolio feature coverage in Adweek; two feature stories on web marketing success in Content Im talking rich enough to own your own jet, Gordon Gecko (Michael Douglas) said to Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) in the s Oliver Stone film, Wall Street. It was Geckos ultimate example of the freedoms of the super-rich. But if you cant 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. Its a jet powered limo, basically, said vice-president and pilot Glenn Frith, standing in ACIs hangar. You can park right over there, walk 500 feet and get on a plane. Try doing that at (Southwest Florida International Airport). 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. Thats not so when you rent an airplane, Frith said, which is something any happygo-lucky Joe Stunt-Devil with a pilots license may do. A lot of people rent airplanes and think theyre chartering them, he said. But theyre really not. 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 Fields 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. Now, its more like flying a Greyhound bus, Frith said. At least on a small scale, Frith FORT MYERS FLORIDA WEEKLYBUSINESS BSECTIONWEEK at-a-glance Uncommon Friends golfAnd other networking social events in Greater Fort Myers. B10&11 Women & MoneyFinancial 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, 2008Play ball Meet Todd Stephenson, he runs the show for the Boston Red Sox while theyre in Fort Myers. B2 NOISE cleans up at 2007 SWF Addy AwardsSanibel firm wins 42 awards plus a Best in Show Small airline offers big convenienceACI charters private flights out of Page FieldBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ 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 turbro-prop aircraft that is one of nine aircraft in the charter companys 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 & CLASSIFIEDSFORT MYERS FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE GREATER FORT MYERS REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY DSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2008FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT_________________________news@ oridaweekly.comSouthwest Florida architecture often appears to be a mishmash of Spanish and other Mediterranean influences. Sometimes its 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 tirelessly. Good thing there wasnt a long commute to the site. Its barely a stones throw from the Swanns 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. We 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, said Nils Swann. We feel confident that our model home which we have named Antimo, is a unique and tasteful Tuscan home for the discerning buyer. Between raising three young children and playing competitive yet friendly tennis, Giselle and Nils thought this would be a project that they could both contribute and have fun along the way. Giselle and I thought that building a home which was 100 percent Italian vintage would have unique appeal, said Nils Swann. But we didnt 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. We 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. 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 Sant Antimo, one of the most beautiful Tuscan churches in Italy.) BCB is known for their superior construction, 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 Mediterras Tom Fazio-designed golf course.SEE MEDITERRA, D4 Dance Lessons Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, opens at the Sugden in Naples April 23. C18 Superhero Movie Youre getting essentially half a movie, but paying full price. And thats only the beginning of this rip-off. C11 Drink up Wine by the glass offers flexibility. C26 Breaking Legs Read Nancy Stetsons review of this comedy on stage at the Florida Re p. C8 FORT MYERS FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE GREATER FORT MYERS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 9-15, 2008WEEK at-a-glance The theatrical experience Rent 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, hell tell audience members what the serial numbers are on their dollar bills, tell them what words theyve just read randomly in a book and where they went for their last vacation. He amazed Mike Wallace on Minutes. And if Minutes couldnt debunk him, that should give you pause. Salems been astounding audiences for the past 10 years with his mind games. Hes had successful runs on Broadway and EnglandsThe Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical Rent, 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 South African Idol in 2002 and the fourth place finalist in the 2003 inaugural World Idol competition, in which he competed against American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson. Robinson was the seventh place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. On stage, Winckler played Tony in the Toronto production of West Side Story. Hes also recorded three hit albums with Sony BMG, including: One Step Closer, Come Alive (both South African Music Award SAMA nominees for best pop album) and Moment of Truth. His song, Once in a Lifetime, was a SAMA nominee for best single. He performed the song Chasing Shadows for the Wal t Disney movie, Treasure Planet, and participated in the Westlife Greatest Hits Tour in South Africa. Winckler has received the People Magazine Award for Hottest Hunk, South Africas Hottest Artist and Best Male Per sonality. He was also featured in Cosmop olitans words wh er r er e e He He a a A A if you go >> What: Marc Salem in Mind Games Extra! >> 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: Rent >>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 indicate Lee County foreclosures are on the rise and building permits are falling, but Church construction is still heaven bound. This year has seen permitted buildings for religious use in 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. That would trend along with the increase in church attendance and the increase in population growth, said Joan LaGuardia, a spokeswoman for the Lee County department of Community D evelopment and a former local religion reporter. U.S. Census Bureau reports show that the general population in Lee County grew by 29.6 percent between 2000 and 2006, adding more than 130,000 newcomers. But there are many churches in Lee County already, seemingly enough to handle all the countys new residents, with hundreds OPINION A5 15 MINUTES A6 HEALTHY LIVING A20 BUSINESS A25 NETWORKING A29 REAL ESTATE B1 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C16 & 17 OUTDOORS C18 CUISINE C19 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 POSTAL CUSTOMER www.Florida-Weekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2007 Vol. I, No. 25 Church construction rises above market slump BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@florida-weekly.com Falls not far behindThe return of kingfishers to Southwest Florida signal the change in season. C19 uUnique book coversYour mother told you not to judge a book by its cover, but check out these clever tomes. C1 uTutoring is big businessKnowledgePoints gives students an extra boost. A25 uNetworkingBusiness meetings and social events around Fort Myers. A29 uhey cradled them or caressed them, b ore them or married them. They cleaned them, fed them, consoled them, dressed them. They fought with them, played 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 in the afternoon of an average American day, almost always with the appearance outside their doors of a soldier in dress uniform. Sometimes, they lost them again, when the personal effects arrived home weeks or months later. They were, and they remain, mothers or fathers or grandparents or children, sisters or brothers, best friends, wives or husbands now assigned permanent duty as widows and widowers. And unlike the dead, they continue to celebrate an animate love that will always come freighted with pain. Thats a law of the universe, it seems that one face of loves cut diamond is the dark light of gri ef and universally they grieve. To a man and woman, they acknowledge their suffering as a corporeal part of the body of love. Which doesnt make it any easier. Though none of this is a new American experience, or human experience,TReligious building at fastest pace since 2000 IN LEE AND COLLIER, THE CASUALTY LIST OF BROKEN HEARTS MOUNTS Inside: Tales of five local families mourning lost soldiers. A8&9SEE LOSS, A8 u Daniel Eggers, 28 Marc Anderson, 30 Miles Henderson, 24 Wentz Shanaberger, 33 Brandon Gordon, 21SEE CHURCHES, A4 uBY ROGER WILLAIMS ____________________rwilliams@ orida-weekly.com INSIDE Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Mail to: Florida Weekly Circulation Department 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, FL 34109Seasonal Residents: Please provide your alternate address along with the dates you reside there. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 Contact Artis>>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org My friend Mike is getting divorced. Its no surprise, really, given todays relationship environment, but what is surprising is that its his second divorce. From the same woman. When I found out Mike had managed to patch things up with Rachel, I called to congratulate him. Howd you pull that one off? I asked. Its just like volleyball, he said. Sometimes you get to call a do-over. The do-over lasted less than six months. The next time I spoke to Mike this time to commiserate on his recent divorce (part deux)I asked why things had gone south the second time around. Despite all their efforts to the contrary, he told me, he and Rachel ran into the same problems they faced during the first marital attempt. Such as? We just werent having sex enough. Yikes, I thought. Is that really grounds for divorce? I mean, if were not going to do it more than a couple of times a week, he said, thats just not enough for me.At this point in the conversation, I had to cover the mouthpiece of the phone because I was laughing so hard. A couple of times a week isnt enough for him? Most guys should be so lucky. At least Mike isnt living in Japan, where a recent government study says Japanese couples are foregoing sex all together. In a story reported by Reuters in early November, more than a third of married couples surveyed by the Japan Planning Association said they had not had sex in over a month. Husbands blamed post-work fatigue, while wives cited the hassle of intercourse. While Im sure the Japanese study is accurate percent is statistically significant, after allI wonder, in Mikes case, how much is true and how much is a case of misremembering the facts. So often in relationships, we reconfigure the past to confirm the point were making in the present. How many men have I heard complain that relations were hot and heavy in the dating phase but dropped off after marriage? Too many. Ive started to wonder if things were really as passionate as they say or if they arent playing into the sex-starved-husband clich. If Im going to be sympathetic, Ill need proof. Enter, bedposted.com. The Web site, which bills itself as a personal Web application that will give you some insight into your sex life, is still in the beta phase, but individuals can sign up to take part in the initial trial. Once you log in, you enter the specs of your most recent encounter and answer questions like: What time did you start? and How long did it last? Theres even a rating section (up to five stars). The site then keeps track of your experiences in an easy-tomonitor monthly chart.For Mike, this would have been an invaluable tool. Instead of complaining abstractly that he wasnt getting enough, he could have provided factual documentation. Not that it would have saved his marriage, but at least he could have had more sympathy from his divorce attorney. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSBedposted ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com I mean, if were not going to do it more than a couple of times a week, he said, thats just not enough for me. Black Friday Specials starting at 7:00am!Be one of the rst 300 Shoppers to line up at e News-Press Customer Service Center and receive a FREE Gulf Coast Town Center tote bag lled with coupons full of savings & free gifts! Some tote bags will be lled with a surprise gift ranging in value from $10 $100 dollars!Visit GulfCoastTownCenter.com for the latest Black Friday doorbuster specials at Belk, JCPenney, Best Buy, Borders and more! The Coca-Cola Company. Dasani, the Contour Bottle Design and the Disk Icon are trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company. T h e Coca-Co l a Comp any. Dasani t h e Contour Bott l e De A Joint Venture of The Richard E. Jacobs Group and CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES, INC. e rst 300 in line also get a FREE Mimosa sponsored by Bar Louie an d Costco and the rst 100 get a FREE small coee sponsored by Seattle's Best Cafe at Borders! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Gulf Coast Town Center
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 Its just fun, Ms. Auchmoody says. Its not meant to be taken seriously. It reminds me a little bit of Clue. Its just a hoot. The show runs at the Sugden Community Theatre through Dec. 20. The theater is advertising it as a comic romp (not a musical) not a bad selection during a time when people are longing for escapism. The characters consist of all kinds of theatrical stereotypes, including the vain actor, preening director and drunken lyricist. Theyre such stereotypes, theyre easy to costume. You have to condense it down to a look that personifies that type of person, Ms. Auchmoody says. Youve got to shrink it down to one essential look, so they come out of the door and boom! you know who these people are. There is no great depth or meaning to anybody there. Director Ms. McCombs describes them as stock characters that are pretty funny. Its an absurd situation. All these characters with some Nazis thrown in. What could be better? You dont have to necessarily be a theater buff to enjoy it, she says. Theater people are just fun to make fun of. And theater people love to portray theater people (on stage.) Thats probably because they enjoy making fun of themselves and each other. Weve all worked with the vain stars and the temperamental people. Its fun to make fun of ourselves. But dont let the laughs fool you; comedy is hard work. It is always a question of finding the style and also not going too far, says Ms. McCombs, who has a highly developed sense of humor herself. Its very possible in this play to go beyond. Comedy is a rather delicate business, actually. You know that old adage that dying is easy, but comedy is hard. Thats because its very technical. So when you find where the funny is, youve got to be very clear with it and deliver it properly. Theres also a take, or an aftermath, to it. Theres all of that. Paradoxically, it takes a gentle touch. Though their characters are outrageous, they have to send the jokes out with a degree of delicacy to make them work, Ms. McCombs explains. Its difficult, because the actors tend to want to be heavyhanded. But thats not the style; its not really a skit, she says. Its not like The Carol Burnett Show, which was what Id call over-the-top comedy. We love The Carol Burnett Show, its really funny. But the whole idea of a skit or a comedy show is built more on a vaudevillian style of acting. This is a spoof, so you want to find who the character types are, and you want to play it as organically as possible within the style of the piece. Ms. McCombs knows firsthand how to get a laugh, having acted and directed at the Hilton Head Playhouse and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. (She also directs the Players KidzAct program, a job for which a sense of humor is esssential.) When I was young and traveling, I worked on comedy, she says. And what I found was that I could walk across the stage and deliver a line straight out, and it wouldnt get a laugh. But if I walked down and turned around, it would get a laugh. Now why that is, I cant tell you, she adds. But it has something to do with physical positioning, it has something to do with turning on the punch. It has something to do with timing. It has to do with the reaction of the people on stage. Thats the reason why they have straight people and comedic people. The straight people react, they help the laugh in a way. The dry take is part of what makes a joke funny. And then the take in itself becomes funny. The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 does contain some broad comedy, as well as some physical comedy. There are times when characters go over the top, but then have to come back down to stay within the genre of the piece. Even a farce is not mayhem all the time, Ms. McCombs says. (The energy has) to come back down, so it can go back up again. Comedy is a serious business, she says. They peruse the script, asking themselves: How do we make this funny? Its a discovery process, she says. Some things are obviously funny when you read the script. And then you can read something and know that theres probably a laugh in this little area, and how do we set this up to coax the laugh out of this little moment? How can the ridiculous behavior grow as it goes along, that it heightens the humor in the piece as the characters begin to get more out of control. Thats sort of serious. You have to look at it and say, how are we doing this? The actors also come up with ideas, she says: Can I do this? Can I crawl under that? How about if we do it this way? It makes it a lot of fun. Some jokes were discovered when the actors began wearing their costumes. For example, one actor recently walked on stage wearing a mink coat and carrying a shovel. The juxtaposition of the mink coat and the shovel was very funny, Ms. McCombs says. Now is the audience always going to laugh at it? I dont know, but we fell over when we saw it, because it was a visual that had not occurred to us before. When she was walking around in her rehearsal clothes, we werent envisioning a mink coat on her. But there it was, and suddenly it was a funny visual. Sometimes the cast is surprised by what an audience finds funny, and no doubt more jokes will be discovered when the show opens Wednesday, Nov. 26, and theres an audience. But right now, during rehearsal and without an audience to respond, the cast has to keep the faith that what theyre doing is true to the play and true to the situation, and that theyre all within the same style of funny, Ms. McCombs says. Thats the main thing. If you want to keep them all in the same play, they have to be in the same style of funny. Everyone has a different sense of humor, everybody has a different energy level. To get them to begin to work as a whole and to be in the same style is one of the great challenges of (directing) comedies. To accomplish that, she says, the cast has to trust her, and trust that when she tells them to pull back on something, she knows what shes doing. They have to trust that she has a good eye. And they have to really listen to each other. When they begin to listen to each other, when the play begins to get its rhythm, they can feel it, she says. And when they feel that, they can begin to get a sense if they go out of it, if they suddenly get too big or off the mark. Its jarring. Ms. Auchmoody calls the play the perfect no-brainer show for these difficult economic times. Ms. McCombs just wants audiences to leave their disbelief at home and sit back and laugh. A lot. MURDERFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOJim Heffernan Jr. and Laura Lorusso in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940COURTESY PHOTO Lucy Harris and Brad Goetz The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 >>When: through Dec. 20 (no performance on Thanksgiving) >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue S., Naples >>Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for students >>Information: Call 263-7990 or go to www.NaplesPlayers.org if you go
Indian Blood by A.R. Gurney, a play the New York Times called a snow globe for the stage, opens at Florida Repertory Theatre on Friday, Nov. 28. But, before the show opens, the Rep is selling $10 seats for a special Thanksgiving Day preview on Thursday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season, said Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo, And Indian Blood is a great comedy and beautiful play about a family at Christmastime in 1946. We want you to kick off your holiday season with us, and enjoy a night at the theater. The holiday season is a time to look back and to look ahead, and this nostalgic southeastern United States premiere does just that. Indian Blood is the story of 16-year-old Eddie, who is in trouble at school, finding himself, his WASP family, his city of Buffalo and even 1940s American society at a crossroads of sorts. At once hilarious and poignant, Indian Blood is a holiday gift that audiences will cherish. In addition to the $10 Thanksgiving seats, Florida Rep is offering this performances to students completely free of charge. On Thanksgiving Day, the show is free for any high school or college student with a valid student ID. The performance begins at 8 p.m., and $10 seats are available by calling or visiting the box office at 332-4488. It is part of our mission to make theatre accessible to all, and we stand by that mission, Mr. Cacioppo said. We believe that anyone who wants to see a play here should be able to.Indian Blood, by A.R. Gurney, plays at Florida Rep Nov. 28 through Dec. 21. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesday, Sunday and selected Saturdays. A special twilight performance will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30. Indian Blood carries a PG-13 rating and contains some brief adult language. It is not recommended for young children.Florida Repertory Theatre is located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in the Historic Arcade Theatre in the Fort Myers River District. Subscriptions and single tickets are available through the box office at 332-4488, or at www. floridarep.org. WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Holiday ConcertClassic Chamber Concerts presentsSYNERGY BRASS QUINTETBack by Popular Demand! --Watertown Daily News Tickets $40 call Sugden Box Of ce: 239-263-7990COURTESY PHOTO Carrie Lund, Daniel Benzing and Peter Thomasson in Indian Blood. Historic Arcade Theatre SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY____________________news@ oridaweekly.com LUND BENZING HOWARDIndian Blood opens Friday at Florida Rep >>What: Indian Blood >>When: Opens Friday, Nov. 28 and runs through Dec. 21. A special Thanksgiving Day preview is at 8 p.m., Nov. 27. Tickets for this performance are $10 >>Where: The Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 First Street, between Hendry and Jackson, in the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers >>Cost: $38 and $34 >>Info: Call 332-4488 or go to www.FloridaRep.org If you go COURTESY PHOTO
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Musical Comedy Murders The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, comedy by John Bishop, 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.Shakespeare Bring a folding lawn chair and settle in under the stars for The Naples Publick Theatres free performances of All the Worlds A Stage, a selection of scenes from Shakespeares plays, Dec. 1 and 4 at 7 p.m. at the Norris Center Amphitheatre opposite Naples City Hall (not to be confused with the nearby Cambier Park band shell). Founder-director Donato Colucci, known for his high-concept Shakespeare productions in Boston, promises a surprisedfilled evening. For more information, visit www.naplespublicktheatre.com.White Christmas The Broad-way Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents Irving Berlins White Christmas through Dec. 27. White Christmas is based on the movie classic made popular by Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. Its 1954 and two army buddies turned show biz partners follow a duo of singing sisters to Vermont where the girls are scheduled to perform over Christmas. The Irving Berlin score includes Happy Holidays, Sisters, Blue Skies, and the title song, White Christmas. For reservations and show information, visit www.BroadwayPalm. com, call 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Indian Blood Indian Blood, by A.R. Gurney, opens at Florida Repertory Theatre Nov. 28. A special showing with $10 tickets will be held Thursday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m. Indian Blood, a play the New York Times called a snow globe for the stage, is a touchingly funny family portrait, and a perfect comedy for the holiday season. The play runs through Sunday, Dec. 21. Call 332-4488 or go to www.floridarep.org. Love Loves Love Loves a Pornographer, a contemporary comedy of manners by Jeff Goode, opens at Theatre Conspiracy runs through Dec. 6. Lord Loveworthy has a problem. His only daughter is soon to be married. And the only way to pay for her wedding is to blackmail the vicar whos seducing his wife. But how does a Victorian pornographer commit extortion, without inordinate discord, at tea? Theatre Conspiracy is located at 2711 Park Windsor Dr., suite 302, Fort Myers. Call 936-3239 or go to www.theaterconspiracy.org. This weeks symphony Meet the Musicians Orchestra musicians of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra are participating in this insightful series of interactive performances. Musicians will discuss their instruments and their love of music, answer your questions and perform some of your favorite compositions. Orchestra members, and their children, will be featured in individual lecture/ demonstration sessions. All Meet the Musicians events will be held Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Toni Stabile Building. On Monday, Dec. 1, meet flutist Martha Cornell, with Caroline and Nathaniel. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 5971900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Thursday, Nov. 27 Saturday, Nov. 29 Mannheim Steamroller Get an early start on your holiday mood when Mannheim Steamroller kicks off its Christmas tour at the Philharmonic Center at 8 p.m. Started by former ad man Chip Davis, Mannheim Steamrollers signature sound is where classical and modern-day rock, acoustic and electronic music meet. Celebrate the spirit of the season with the th-century rock band that has become one of the most popular and bestselling 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. The Nutcracker Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Juan Francisco La Manna, will once again present George Balanchines The Nutcracker, at 2 and 8 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 D eNomme www.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com My expertise will be invaluable to you in your selection process whether you ar e Buying, Selling your home or relocating to Southwest Florida.239.404.7787 MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTOR Sunday, Nov. 30 Monday, Dec. 1 Tuesday, Dec. 2 The Nutcracker Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Juan Francisco La Manna, will once again present George Balanchines The Nutcracker, 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. Fall Art Festival The Naples Art Association holds its Naples Renaissance Fall Art Festival on 10th Street South from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This is an invitational festival for 150 national, regional and local artists who will sell their original watercolors, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry and more. It is a perfect opportunity to find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special. Food vendors and entertainment will be provided. Latin Dance Party Champion dancer Alec Lazo, familiar to Philharmonic Center audiences for his performances with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, including Fiesta at the Philharmonic, will lead a new series, Latin Dance Party, as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education classes. This hot class is for upbeat, progressive singles and couples of all ages. Classes will be held in the Daniels Pavilion on Mondays at 7 p.m., on Dec. 1, Jan. 26 and March 9. Tickets for all three classes are $96 or tickets can be purchased for a single class date for $32. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900. Dave Koz Four of the top names in smooth jazz team up for one delightful holiday concert, Dave Koz and Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2008, at the Philharmonic Center on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. Since his self-titled debut album went to the top of the charts in 1990, saxophonist Dave Koz has been among the worlds most sought-after contemporary jazz artists, known for his hip, uniquely infectious instrumental style. Joining him will be Jonathan Butler, Jeff Golub and Keiko Matsui. Tickets to Dave Koz and Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2008 are $69. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 5971900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org.597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900. Tickets are also available online at www.thephil.org. Fall Art Festival The Naples Art Association holds its Naples Renaissance Fall Art Festival on 10th Street South from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This is an invitational festival for 150 national, regional and local artists who will sell their original watercolors, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry and more. It is a perfect opportunity to find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special. Food vendors and entertainment will be provided. Dave Koz and Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2008, at the Philharmonic Center on Tuesday, Dec. 2
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com The Friendliest Store In The World! 877.591.2645 www.Paradise-Jewelry.com NW Corner of Pine Ridge & Airport We Need Your Gold! Gold! We Pay More to help you with your holidays! Birthday Parties, Field Trips & Private Charters Available www.PiecesOfEight.com Face Painting Interactive Pirate Fun Secret Maps & Treasure Limbo & Dance Party Full Service Bar Dolphin Sightings Pirate Souvenirs 90 Minute Swashbuckling Show Call for Schedule, Reservations Required 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: Back in Fort Myers Ave Maria Christmas To celebrate Christmas, the University and Town of Ave Maria are coming together to create a Christmas display of dazzling proportions. The displays opens Friday, Nov. 28, and a community Celebration of Lights is Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. From the main entrance, along Ave Maria Boulevard, throughout the Town Center and University, and into the neighborhoods, Ave Maria will be decked out in Christmas style. 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 p.m. All entertainment stations open at 6:30 p.m. H.M.S. Pinafore Opera Naples second production this season, H.M.S. Pinafore, presented in English, will be staged at Cambier Park Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6. Season tickets range from $289 for premium seats to $127.50 for general seating at all three operas. Individual tickets range from $25 to $95 and are half-price for students ages 16 and older with valid school identification. Information about other tieredseating ticket options and discounts for groups of 10 or more can be found online at www.operanaples.com or by calling (800) 771-1041. Mystical Mendelssohn The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Mystical Mendelssohn, the second program in the orchestras Classical Series, led by Music Director Jorge Mester. The concerts take place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4, 5 and 6, at 8 p.m. The Conductors Prelude begins one hour before each concert. Tickets to Mystical Mendelssohn are $64 for adults and $25 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Nunsense Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Sally Struthers, best known for her role in the groundbreaking series All in the Family, stars in the new production of Nunsense at the Philharmonic Center on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 and 8 p.m. The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in need of funds for the burials. They decide to put on a variety show and the result is full of delightful comic surprises. Tickets to Nunsense are $55. 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. Christmas parade City of Naples Christmas Parade is Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. The parade route for this festive tradition begins at Third Street South and Broad Avenue and continues north to Fifth Avenue South, ending at Cambier Park. Phoebe Snow Phoebe Snow, who has been one of the most distinctive voices in popular music since the release of her self-titled debut album in 1974, will perform at the Philharmonic Center on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. After years of world tours, platinum records, hit songs including Poetry Man and Two-Fisted Love, and a cover of Rolling Stone, Ms. Snow took time off to raise a daughter. Last year, she returned with a drop-dead R&B, soul-infused show featuring a new group and a rich catalogue of songs. Tickets to Phoebe Snow are $42. 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. Evening on Fifth Enjoy and evening of music, shopping and dining on a world class street at Evening on Fifth, Thrusday, Dec. 11, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. A tuba band plays Christmas carols in the Sugden Plaza while competing for the best dressed tuba award. A variety of live entertainment venues will be along the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue South. Band concert The Barron Collier High School Band presents its 20th annual Christmas gift to the community on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. The band will perform a concert of holiday music at the Cambier Park band shell in downtown Naples. Santa will be available for a chat with the little ones at 6:30 p.m. Baked goods, hot chocolate and other refreshments will be available for sale by members of the bands parent booster organization. For more information, call 254-0124. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The national tour of the scamming, scheming, double-crossing hit Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is coming to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples for two performances on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 8 p.m. Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson, who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money; and a small-time crook named Freddy Benson, who, more humbly, swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmothers failing health. Tickets to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are $59. 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. Boat parade The Marine Industries Association of Collier County is hosting its annual Christmas boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited to watch as numerous holiday-clad vessels from throughout Southwest Florida traverse the bay, with all the proceeds raised going to the Ricky King Fund. View the parade from the City Dock located at 880 12th Ave. S.. Additional viewing locations include Bayview Park, Cove Inn, the Boat House Restaurant, Pinchers Crab Shack, The Dock Restaurant & Riverwalk Restaurant. More details and an entry form are available at www.miacc.org. Holiday Pops Back by popular demand. Stuart Malina will lead the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in Holiday Pops, a stirring musical celebration of the season, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m.; Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 18-21, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets to Holiday Pops 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. 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, Drawing in Space: The Peninsula Project, at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Feb. 3. Incorporating new works as well as some of his most recognized pieces, the indoor and outdoor exhibition brings together his colorful, monumental works. For more information, visit www.PeninsulaProject.com NASA Art The Art League of Bonita Springs presents NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, running through Jan. 24. More than 200 NASA-commissioned artists experienced a behindthe-scenes look at the agency the scientists, astronauts, and other personnel who shaped the missions and programs. This fascinating look at our nations space program will appeal to all ages. Call 495-8989. Roberto Clemente North Collier Regional Park will host Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente, through Dec. 27. For many baseball fans, Roberto Clemente was simply the greatest Latin American ballplayer ever to step out onto the diamond. 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 showcases rarely published photographs chronicling the Boys of Summer as seen through the lens of award-winning Brooklyn Dodgers photographer Barney Stein. The 32 black and white images feature Dodger greats Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Ralph Branca, and legendary batboy Charlie DiGiovanna. The Brooklyn Dodgers Photographs of Barney Stein exhibit runs through Feb. 1. Ongoing events
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Nov. 29 & 30 10am to 5pm 10th Street South (near the Naples Depot) Purchase original ne art by 140 artists from across the U.S. Find one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, hostess gifts and more. For more info: 239-262-6517 x109 naplesart.org585 Park St. Naples, FL Sponsored byA cooperative e ort funded in part by the Collier County Tourist Development Tax. Free transportation to and from the Sugden Plaza and The vonLiebig Art Center to the art festival. Jewish American Princesses, daintily sunning themselves with the aid of aluminum reflectors; a contemporary Palm Beach set; threatened suicide by Drano or some such thing it was all great fun and wildly received by the audience. Three operas are on the docket this year, plus the companys popular New Year Eves Ball. The operas are: Gilbert & Sullivans H.M.S. Pinafore, Dec. 5 and 6 under the band shell in Cambier Park Puccinis La Boheme, Jan. 23 and 25 at the Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School, featuring singers from the New York City and Santa Fe operas. Rigoletto, Verdis masterpiece, March 13 and 15, again at the Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School. Two of the key roles will be performed by returning favorites: Todd Thomas from the New York City Opera, and Stuart Neill from La Scala, Milan. Ashley Howard Wilkinson of The Metropolitan Opera and Jane Redding from The Virginia Opera will round out the cast.Facing the economic musicSo what measures are you taking to be as prudent as possible, given the present grim financial situation? I asked Ms. Pearce and Opera Naples board members Eileen Fuller and Gerald Goldberg last week. (This on the heels of Mr. Goldbergs announcement that they believe the City Council will vote to acquire all or part of developer Jack Antaramians Renaissance Village property, and that Opera Naples will to lease a portion of that land and build a 1,200-seat opera house.) Weve scaled back our biggest fundraiser, thus lowering our possible financial risk, Ms. Fuller told me. Initial plans were for the New Years Eve ball to be a at major hotel and have 300 people at $500 per ticket. Instead, Ms. Pearce said, the event will be in a private patrons home, and for $300 per person, 150 guests will dine on sirloin and lobster, dance and enjoy several cameo appearances, as well as Act 2 of Die Fledermaus. Also, in an attempt to make its programs financially more accessible, Opera Naples will offer a section of $10 tickets for performances at Gulf Coast High School. Is it possible that, in the heart of what surely feels like the beginnings of another Great Depression, this opera company will have the chutzpah and the ability to build an opera house in the heart of old Naples? I wouldnt bet against them. OPERAFrom page 1 H.M.S. Pinafore, on stage Dec. 5 and 6 y believe o uno s p o rdd COURTESY PHOTOS Artistic Director Steffanie PearceChorus Master Robin Frank La Boheme, coming to Opera Naples in January
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 A&E C9 GIVING The Community Foundation of Collier County has adopted a new strategic direction for grant making that will take effect in 2009 and enable us to be more proactive in identifying critical community needs and mobilizing community resources to address them. Meanwhile, we are highlighting some of the many agencies the foundation has funded in 2007 and 2008. This is the third of a four-part series. Eden Florida was founded in 1996 to meet Southwest Floridas pressing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism. For the past 10 years, the McBride Center in Fort Myers has served as the home for Edens School and Clinic Programs. To make more room for students, the central office was relocated to Bonita Springs in August 2006. That same year, Edens first residential group home, Spanbauer House, opened in Naples. In August 2008, another milestone was reached when renovations were completed at the Eimerman Education Center in Naples. The mission of the Eden Family of Services is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and their families by providing a range of community-based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. The services provided include early intervention, individualized education, group residences and employment opportunities, as well as a comprehensive outreach component that offers expertise and assistance to parents and professionals in the autism community. For more information about Eden Florida, call Armando Galella at 9924680, Ext. 201. Foundation spotlight focuses on Eden Floridas services for autism familiesBY MARY ELLEN BARRETT ________________________Vice President of Programs The Community Foundation of Collier County Could a child learn to play the piano well without practicing at home? In the same way, a child cannot become a reader and develop strong reading skills without books at home. Studies show that the number of books in the home is the critical factor that correlates with childrens reading skills yet more than 80 percent of children living in poverty have no books at all in their homes.On average, a child from a middleclass home has 13 books. In low-income neighborhoods, there is one book for every 300 children. First Book-Collier County was formed three years ago to help close this literacy gap by providing a steady supply of new books for children living in poverty in Collier County to read, take home and keep. First Book has given more than 75,000 books to deserving children. First Book works with other agencies to target children in pre-K Head Start classrooms and in kindergarten and first grade in Title I schools, as well as children served by organizations including Boys and Girls Clubs, the Shelter for Abused Women and Children and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. The joy on the faces of the children when they receive their books is the greatest reward and the most important proof of the power of this program, says Joanne Wyss, First book co-founder and board chair. The First Book Fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County frees the board of administrative and financial record-keeping tasks and enables them to focus their efforts on getting books into the hands of children. For more information about First Book-Collier County, call 263-6687. With assets of more than $61 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985 the foundation has granted $30 million back to our community. For more information, call 6495000 or visit www.cfcollier.org. FOCUS ON FOUNDATION FUNDHOLDERS The First Book Fund: Established 2006 First Book-Collier County happy readerr For an online preview or for a list of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com.Open to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. November 29 from noon to 4 p.m.Good Things Come in Small Packages November 29 through December 13Home for the Holidays SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS Ft. Myers Ke y West UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS $105*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $129*Tickets purchased on or before November 30th, 2008. Tickets pre-purchased, non-refundable and cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes applicable port/security/weekend fees.Nov. 28th Dec. 7th Nutcracker Key West Nov. 29th Dec. 7th Pirates in Paradise GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-888-539-2628 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers Beach Just 31/2 hours to Key West! Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST PUZZLE ANSWERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 ALL SPECIALS ARE Dine in only AND Not valid with any other offers. Thanksgiving at Mels FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES CROSSWORD Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve welcomed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem-prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace SOMETHINGS FISHY SUDOKU By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week:situation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about something you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weeks end. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives.(c) 2008 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2008 A&E C11 COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK Wanted In a year overflowing with comic-book movies, Wanted stands up as one of the better ones. Starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and the always-sizzling Angelina Jolie, Wanted is an action-packed flick about a secret society of assassins who possess the ability to bend the trajectory of bullets. If youre a fan of highoctane action movies, you definitely want this in your video library. ALSO THIS WEEK The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian The second installment of the adventures of the Pevensie children in the magical land of Narnia. This chapter in the series has much bigger and more impressive battle scenes, but lacked some of the charm of the first film. Still, its an enjoyable, wholesome family film and well worth the money. Austin Powers Collection: Shagadelic Edition This boxed set comes just in time for the holiday giftbuying season. The set contains all three Austin Powers films; hours of special features, including commentary by Mike Myers; dozens of deleted scenes; music videos by Lenny Kravitz, Beyonce and Britney Spears; and much more mojo.CLASSIC FILMS Casablanca Ultimate Collectors Edition (BluRay) One of the great movies of all time gets the DVD treatment that film buffs deserve. In addition to the 1942 movie, the set includes a 48-page booklet on the film; 10 cards with reproductions of the one-sheet theatrical posters; archival correspondence; a vintage passport and luggage tag; and a bonus disc featuring a documentary on the life of Jack Warner. The Day the Earth Stood Still Special Edition The other classic film release this week coincides with the theatrical opening of the Keanu Reeves remake of the 1951 film. Michael Rennie stars as an alien from another planet who comes to Earth to help humanity keep from destroying itself. The DVD includes the shooting script, a discussion of the films evolution and a look at the folks who are fanatical about collecting sci-fi props from the 1950s. TV SERIES Law & Order: The 6th Year Perry Mason: Season 3, Vol. 2 SNL: The Complete 4th Season Metalocalypse Season 2 Inuyasha Season 6 Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman star in Casablanca. SW FLORIDAS ONLYCornhole Tournament Tuesdays & Thursdays in December. Sign up online!13 Plasmas 130 Big Screen TV 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 NightlyMonday-Shelly Shannon 7-11 pm Wednesday-Saturday Wendy & Company 7-11 pm 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 SUNDAYTAILGATE PARTY Outdoor BBQ 11-3pm Thanksgiving Turkey BowlOvenroasted Turkey Platter from $12.99 All Day EverydayBuckets of Beer $8.99 489 Bayfont | 239.530.2225 | www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples (next to Roys)Great Happy Hour Open 7 Days a week NOW OPEN!Come see what everyone is talking about Naples ONLY waterfront Sports Bar
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C14 A&E WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYLooking for original gifts to give this holiday season? The Naples Art Association hopes youll start your shopping at this weekends Naples Renaissance Fall Art Festival. Youll find handmade jewelry and one-ofa-kind clothing for the women on your shopping list. Going to holiday parties this season? Then you need hostess gifts. A ceramic bowl or small vase would be just right. For the thank-you notes youll write, stock up on cards featuring Florida scenes and images of nature or wildlife. If youre hosting a party, spruce up your home with a new painting, sculpture or work of glass. Speak with the artist about the Get going on your holiday gift list SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY MAKE THE SMART MOVE NOW.FAC #88099Assisted Living Facility #5598Skilled Nursing Facility #1050095CC-Naples, Inc., d/b/a Bentley Village, A Classic Residence by Hyatt, is the sole entity responsible for the performance of the continuing care contracts at Bentley Village, A Classic Residence by Hyatt. Hyatt is a registered trademark of Hyatt Corporation. SLG1208704 Village Circle Naples, FL 34110 (239) 597-1121 www.hyattclassic.comArizona California Colorado Florida Illinois Maryland/D.C. Nevada New Jersey New York South Carolina TexasGuard against the rising costs of long-term care and the uncertainties of todays markets. At Bentley Village, you have a choice of refundable entrance fees. While you enjoy the independent lifestyle our community offersthe 18-hole golf course and clubhouses, the classically trained chef and the vibrant social lifeyou know that the amount of your refund will not fluctuate. Its just another reason to explore a lifestyle that helps protect your assets. Ask about our refundable entrance fee options. Call (239) 597-1121 today to learn more. 239.352.6500explore your artistic ability Friday,Dec 5,8pm & Saturday,Dec 6,8pm Barbara B.Mann Performing Arts HallErich Kunzel The Prince of Pops returns to the SWFL Symphony for a Pops opener that pays tribute to Hollywood.Featuring favorites from Amadeus,Shine,Driving Miss Daisy,Somewhere in Time and more!sponsored by:Charles B. and Dorothy Munsch SUBSCRIBE BY DEC 4. C ALL THE SYMPHONY BOX OFFICE & MENTION OFFER 418.1500. SPECIAL NEW SUBSCRIBER OFFER:Subscribe to three POPS concerts,save 20% and receive a bonus.One FREE pair of tickets to a CLASSICAL CONCERT( Value of $60! ).3 concert subscriptions range from $ 39-$132.inspiration for the artwork, and you have a great story to tell your guests. More than 140 artists will exhibit and sell their works from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 and 30, on 10th Street South near the Naples Depot. Music and refreshments will add holiday flair to the shopping experience. Dolphin Transportation will provide free shuttle service between the art festival, Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South and The von Liebig Art Center on Park Steet. The Naples Renaissance Fall Art Festival is sponsored by Comcast, the Naples Daily News, Happenings A&E magazine, Sunny 106, WAVV 101.1FM, and Dolphin Transportation. For more information, call 239-262-6517 or visit naplesart.org. COURTESY PHOTO JINGLE BELL SPECIAL Wed & Sat 9:45 am & 12 noon Sundays 1:30pm FromNovember 26 to December 28 Child (3-12) $11.95Adult $19,95 Fort Myers Colonial Blvd.Near Metro HOLIDAY PUNCH and SWEETS for everyoneEnjoy Games, and Crafts. Also reading of The Polar Express SEMINOLE GULF RAILWAY239-275-8487 www.semgulf.com KIDS Ride a real TRAIN!Daytime Excursion
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The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center has named 23 artist winners in its 47th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, which opened Nov. 21. Ned Rifkin, most recently the under secretary for art at the Smithsonian Institution, served as juror. He selected 104 works by 86 artists from 387 entries by 202 artists. Selecting one work of art over another always means choosing objects in the context of a situation, Mr. Rifkin said. There are a good many works that might have been included, but I opted to honor those artists and art works that were my priorities, for a wide variety of reasons, over choosing more to press into the limited space available. The winners are: M&I Wealth Management Best of Show Award ($750): Arturo Samaniego, Naples Physicians Regional Medical Center First Place Award ($450): Steven Todd Beyer, Naples Jurors Choice Award ($300): Helen Febbo, Naples TCA Graphic Award of Excellence in Acrylic Painting: Milla Crowe, Naples; Honorable Mention: Joan Brechin Sonnenberg, Naples Award of Excellence in Digital Art : Carol Orr Hartman, Cape Coral; Honorable Mention: Cynthia Slack, Bonita Springs Award of Excellence in Fiber Art: Pat Kumicich, Naples; Honorable Mention: Natalie Guess, Naples Award of Excellence in Mixed Media: Nora Sharpe Beyrent, New York; Honorable Mention: Tanya Trinkaus Glass, Naples Award of Excellence in Oil Painting: Youngja White, Naples; Aldecor Custom Framing Honorable Mention for Oil Painting: Anne Hayes, Naples Award of Excellence in Pastel: Daniel N. Lovely, Fort Myers; Honorable Mention: Karen Stone, Naples Award of Excellence in Photography: Jennifer Deane Naples; Honorable Mention: Bettina Edwards, Bonita Springs Award of Excellence in Printmaking or Drawing: Andy Owen, Naples; Honorable Mention: Lauren DiFerdinando, Naples Award of Excellence in Sculpture: Mitch Wolok, Naples; Honorable Mention: Ivan Padron Lopez, Naples Artisan Framers Award of Excellence in Watercolor Painting: Peter D. Helwing, Naples; Honorable Mention Regina Engel, Naples The exhibition continues through Jan. 18 at the art center, 585 Park St. downtown. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and older. C16 A&E WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPSCALE HOMESSun RealtyLuxury homes, affordable financing, premium locations. Free list w/ pics reveals ten best buys in your desired area and price range.www.BestBuysNaples.comFree recorded message888-862-5380ID# 4040 For Reservations call (305) 664-2132 or 800-222-1693www.lasiestaresort.comIslamorada, Florida KeysAll Suite Resort Come experience the real Keys! InvestmentsHigh-YieldThe Biscayne Series Impact Replacement Window. FREE blown-in attic insulation with minimum 8 windows. Been sticker shocked by other companies? Give us a call. Best Price. Quality Work. Guaranteed. STORM CONTROL CONTRACTING CALL NOW! 239-784-4739 FL. License #SCC1311F0282 Kids Jingle Bell Special Daytime Excursions from November 26 Wed & Sat, 9:30 & 11:45, Sundays 1pm Starting Nov 26 FUN & GAMES Death by ChristmasOur 2008 Mystery Show A HUMOROUS MYSTERY SHOW NEVER SEEN BEFORE!$59-+tax(Saturdays $69-) PLAN YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY betweenNov 28 &Dec 24GROUP DISCOUNTSAsk for Gift CertificatesFULL SERVICE BAR THE ONLY NEW YEARS PARTY IN SW FLORIDA ON WHEELSTake the Train, leave the driving to us, enjoy a mystery show.Relax with a 5 Course Dinner and select Prime Rib, Salmon, or Breast of Chicken. Complimentary CHAMPAGNE New Years Toast. Full Service Bar on Board Seven Hours Christmas Train & Boat Ride through Christmas decorated Canals with a 5 course Dinner on the Train SEMINOLEGULF RAILWAY2392758487www.semgulf.com SEE SPECIAL Jingle BellAdvertisement Or call for details THIS YEAR DO IT ON THE TRAIN !4CHOICES FOR A GOOD TIME:(Dinner Trains always incl. 5 course Dinner prepared on the Train) SAVE GASLet us do the driving 3 1/2 hr Round TripNo fuel surcharge $ 125+ta x $71-+tax DocksideHome decorOrig. priced items only. Limited time offer.May not be used for prior purchases, gift cards or combined with any other promotion. In-stock items only.Ft. MyersSouth Plaza 4650 S. Cleveland Ave. (239) 278-9039 NaplesGulf Gate Center 2720 E. Tamiami Trl. (239) 793-7410 $4910offmin. purchase 25 $99offmin. purchase50 199 $min. purchaseoff Winners announced in Naples Art Association 47th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition
WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2008 A&E C17 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 3 Ways to Buy a Home for Less Money 3 Ways to Buy a Home for Less MoneyThis report is courtesy of Molly Whalen, Affordable Homes Reality Team of Sun Realty. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2008. If youre like most homebuyers, you have two primary considerations in mind when you start looking for a home. First, you want to nd the home that perfectly meets your needs and desires, and secondly, you want to purchase this home for the lowest possible price. When you analyze those successful home buyers who have been able to purchase the home they want for thousands of dollars below a sellers asking price, some common denominators emerge. While the negotiating skills of your agent are important, there are three additional key factors that must come into play long before you ever submit an offer. This topic has been the subject of extensive analysis by industry experts, and a summary of their ndings, and a specic step-by-step purchase plan for homebuyers, can be found in a new special report called Homebuyers: How to Save Thousands of Dollars When You Buy This free report outlines the psychology of how a seller sets their asking price, and gives you 3 simple steps to follow, before you even set foot in a seller s home, which could help you to successfully slash thousands of dollars off the price of the home you want. For pre-recorded information about how to order your free copy of this report, call 1-888-862-5380 and enter 4014 (talk to no one). Call now to nd out how you can save thousands of dollars when you buy a home. Gulfshore Playhouse opens its season with the Florida premiere of Another Night Before Christmas Dec. 11-21 at the Norris Center in downtown Naples. We are excited to be the second theater in the country to produce this great new musical and continue to support the growth of new American playwrights and composers, says Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director.The holiday musical by Sean Grennan and Leah Okimoto, creators of last springs Gulfshore Playhouse hit Married Alive, centers on disillusioned Karol, who suffers from a lack of holiday spirit, and an intruder claiming to be Santa Claus. Is he just a burglar, or is he really the right jolly old elf determined to help her find the meaning of Christmas? The whole family will enjoy finding out as this heart-warming and funny story unfolds. The cast consists of New York actors Paul Romero as the Guy and Ashley Puckett Gonzales as Karol, both in their Gulfshore Playhouse debut. Mr. Romero has worked in regional theater across the country and on television on programs including Spin City, Law & Order, Chappelles Show, All My Children and several late-night talk shows. Ms. Gonzales regional credits include Kathy in The Full Monty at the Jupiter Maltz Theatre. She has toured nationally with the 30th anniversary production of Annie and does voiceover work for a handful of programs on Cartoon Network. Ms. Coury is directing Another Night Before Christmas. Previous productions under her direction for Gulfshore Playhouse include Romeo and Juliet: Redefined, Oleanna, Life (x) 3 and Married Alive! Her feature film, Friends and Family, has been released worldwide and is available on DVD. Rounding out the creative team for Another Night Before Christmas are: Curtis Jones, set designer; Lisa Soverino, lighting designer; Jamie Carmichael, props master; and Jackie Morelisse, costume designer. Musical direction and accompaniment are by Justin Hatchimonji, who trained at Yale University and most recently served as assistant musical director for workshop productions of a revival of Cole Porters Can Can and of Catch Me if You Can, the new musical based on the film of the same title.Another Night Before Christmas will be presented exclusively at the Norris Center, 755 8th Ave. S., Dec. 11 (preview performance with special rates) through Dec. 21. For information about show times and tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Regular tickets are $30; rush tickets are $10 one hour before each performance, subject to availability. Deck the halls and laugh in the aisles with Another Night Before Christmas SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 A&E WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2008 is pleased to present the second annualGentlemen Against Domestic Violencemens-only luncheon featuring keynote speakerGeoff Colvin Fortune, Senior Editor-at-Large11:00 a.m. Private Visionary & Champion Reception 11:30 a.m. General Reception & Luncheon Wednesday January 14, 2009 The Ritz-Carlton, Naples$500/Pioneer; $1,000/Innovator; $5,000/Visionary; $10,000/ChampionChair: Ron McGinty Co-Chairs: Bob Cahners, Jim Jessee, John Jordan, Graham Lount, Ned L autenbach, William OMeara, David Melville and Ronald J. Morey Geoff Colvinthinker... writer... broadcaster... speaker... editor... columnist...Fortune Senior Editor-at-Largeformer co-anchor of Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS... daily radio show on CBS Radio Network... Appearances on: The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, ABCs World News Tonight, CNN, PBS Nightly Business Report...discussing societys most recent trends in businessProceeds benet The Shelter for Abused Women & Childrens Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence Initiative Generously supported by:Sponsor/ticket information: 239.775.3862 / 24-hour crisis hotline: 239.775.3862www.naplesshelter.org Media sponsors: 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES(239) 643-1559 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 pankys Speakeasy has been an independently-owned family restaurant since 1984. We have a cozy atmosphere with reasonable prices. Come for lunch or dinner, and also check out our great soup and salad bar. Screened patio. Outside smoking areas available. Great lounge open late, a place where the locals love to meet. Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m. Lounge open late. Stop in today for the best ribs in Collier County. Want to make your Thanksgiving feast memorable? Greet your holiday guests with an aperitif to whet their appetites, suggests Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar signature bartender Juli Hazlett. This year Noodles is serving an original Pumpkintini and its not Charlie Browns Great Pumpkin, Ms. Hazlett says. The specialty cocktail features Stolichnaya Vanil vodka shaken with Pumpkin Spice Liqueur and served martini-style with a cinnamonsugar rim.For after dinner, Ms. Hazlett recommends a Toasted Pumpkin made with Kahlua Hazelnut Liqueur, Pumpkin Spice Liqueur and coffee topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice. With notes of graham crackers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, Pumpkin Spice Liqueur essentially tastes like pumpkin pie in the bottle, Ms. Hazlett says. And dont forget the allimportant presentation of your Thanksgiving drink. Give your martini glasses a frosted edge by dipping the rim into lemon juice and then into a cinnamon-sugar mixture. Or add a cinnamon stick to stir your coffee, Ms. Hazlett advises. She shares the secrets of her Thanksgiving-inspired drinks here:PUMPKINTINI1 part Stolichnaya Vanil vodka (or plain) 1 part Pumpkin Spice Liqueur Combine in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cinnamon sugar-rimmed martini glass and serve.TOASTED PUMPKIN1 part Kahlua Hazelnut Liqueur (or Baileys Irish crme) 1 part Pumpkin Spice Liqueur Preheat a coffee mug and pour in liqueurs. Fill with hot coffee. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice (blend teaspoon ground cinnamon, teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice). Heres to Thanksgiving cocktails that are smooth, warm and spicy t ur es a d yl e a m o ni nner, Ms. mmen d s a mpk in ma d e H azelnut Li q ueur, e Liqueur and cofi th whipped cream p ie s p ice. Wit h notes a ckers, vanilla, cinna m eg, Pumpkin Spice tially tastes like pumpb ott l e, Ms. Haz l ett r get the all e sentation nks g ivin g y our ma rosted edge v od k w i v i g o r s tra i n m on s m artini gla s T O A S TED P U 1 p art Ka nut Liqueur ( or c rm e) 1 p art Pum pk in S p Preheat a co ff ee m i n liqueurs. Fill wi t G arnish with whippe d sprinkle of pum p ( blend te a cinnamo n ground teaspo o me g an d g round a L L OOK YEARS YOUNGER BOTOX DERMAL FILLERS LASER HAIR REMOVAL COLLIER COUNTY MEDICAL A A ESTHETIC SERVICES 870 111thAve. North, Suite 2, Naples, FL 34108 Ph: 239-566-1332 www.CollierCountyMedical.Com Reducetheappearanceofwrinkles,fine-linesandeyebags.Getridofunwanted hair.Weoffer FreeConsultation .Thephysicianwillevaluatetheconditionof yourskinanddeterminewhattreatmentisappropriateforyou.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Leslie Fogg 2. Courtney Ott and Kathy Woods 3. Katherine Pallas 4. Heather Dockweiler and Wynnell Schrenk 5. Gail Neuharth and Robin Raymond 6. Julie Hussey 7. Barbara Finn and Lu Drackett 8. Elizabeth StarSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned. COURTESY PHOTOSNaples Botanical Gardens Hats in the Garden2 1 4 3 Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 5 6 7 8
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Lisa Swirda 2. Dianna Rehla, Christine McLaughlin and Helen Cudea 3. Mr. and Mrs. McAdoo 4. Lynda Bulloch and Sandi Wilson 5. Jack OBrien and Robin DeMattia 6. Nataly Goldshtein and Will Tucker 7. Barbara Nickels, Belinda Inman, Patricia Esposito 8. Eric Raddatz, Shellie Benson and Panayiota Kotokis CAROL ORR HARTMAN, CINDY PIERCE, ROD KING / FLORIDA WEEKLY10-Year Celebration and 47th Founders Reception at The von LiebigSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 12 3 4 5 6 8 7
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Christopher Smith, Judy and Peter Weggman 2. Terry Kirkland and Bradley Conrad 3. Debra Newman, Patrick Nolan and Mitzi Nicholas 4. Deb Semonin, Ronald and Danielle Smith CINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY 5. Arlene Weyl, Rob Moher and Tom Weyl 6. Cherry Smith, Lavern Gaynor, Maureen Lerner and Jeanie Smith 7. Nancy Seeley, Dolph von Arx and Lisa Merritt 8. Sky and Bev Smith, Dawn AllynCOURTESY PHOTOSNorris Furnitures Holiday Spectacular for Ronald McDonald House Charities The Conservancys Magic Under the Mangroves Kick-Off PartySend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 12 3 5 7 6 8 4
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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! www.VerginaRestaurant.com NAPLES DINING NEWS This space is customarily devoted to the culinary pleasures available in Southwest Florida to those fortunate enough to have disposable income. Before we get to this weeks installment, Id like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and offer a gentle reminder that in 2007, there were more than 36 million Americans living in what are called food insecure households. Thats almost 24 million adults and more than 12 million children who dont have enough to eat, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Considering whats happened to the economy in 2008, its safe to assume that number now is much higher. While its hard to believe that a vacation paradise such as Southwest Florida could have hungry residents, those who run food pantries and soup kitchens report record demand and doubt their supplies will meet the unprecedented demand this year. New statistics put unemployment at more than 8 percent in Collier County and 9 percent in Lee County, above the national average and substantially higher than this time last year. Many of those who are hungry are young children and seniors on fixed incomes. The Harry Chapin Food Bank estimates there are at least 100,000 Southwest Floridians who fit this description. Consider making an extra effort to help combat hunger this season. Buy a less expensive bottle of wine at dinner and donate the difference to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which is staging a food drive through the end of the year. Both Publix and Sweetbay offer shoppers checking out chances to buy a bag of food to contribute to Harry Chapin. Drop your extra change in the Salvation Army kettles. Hold a canned food drive at your office and donate everything to a soup kitchen or food bank. It doesnt take a lot to make a big difference in the lives of so many who have so little. Sea Salt breezes into Old NaplesThe stylish Third Street South neighborhood has a new resident with a great moniker. Sea Salt is the name and inspiration of Chef Fabrizio Aielli and his wife, Ingrid. It held its grand opening Nov. 21. The name came to Chef Aielli as if in a dream, says Mrs. Aielli. He was thinking about what to call this restaurant, she says. He woke up and said Sea Salt! It really goes well with everything we have here. Besides a location within walking distance of the Gulf of Mexico, the restaurant features a menu with a boatload of seafood including five kinds of fish-based carpaccio and, of course, an assortment of sea salts, which guests may start sampling with the trio delivered to their tables. Among the possibilities are black lava salt from Hawaii, pink salt from Australia as well as varieties from Cyprus and Greece. Wild-caught seafood is the star here, but the menu also features organic and locally grown produce, artisanal cheeses and a host of other fresh and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also has its own Norman Love signature chocolate truffle: vanilla-infused caramel in dark chocolate finished with a sprinkle of red sea salt. The Aiellis previously owned and operated Teatro Goldoni, an acclaimed Italian Restaurant in Washington, D.C. Chef Aielli grew up in Venice, Italy, and began his professional career there before setting out to gain experience in professional kitchens around the world. Norman Love Confections truffles are on the menu, and both the regular and new BLACK dark-chocolate varieties are available by the box in Sea Salts gourmet market, which also sells sea salts and other specialty items. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Its at 1186 Third Street S., Naples. Call 434-7258 for reservations or online at www.SeaSaltNaples.com.Even more seafoodMcCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurant is scheduled to open at The Strada at Mercado on Monday, Dec. 1. The upscale-casual restaurant has a menu that changes daily, depending on whats available. It promises a selection of more than 30 varieties of fish and shellfish, with the origin of each listed on the menu. Begun in Portland, Ore., in the 1970s, this company-owned chain has 80 locations around the country. The Naples branch is at 9114 Strada Place. For reservations, call 591-2299 or toll-free at (888) 344-6861, or visit www.mccormickandschmicks.com and book online.Phoning it inDont feel like cooking or going out? How about ordering in from Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro, Caf Normandie, Pad Thai or Pelican Larrys? Those are just a few of the restaurants participating in Naples Express, a new service that will deliver food from any of a number of local restaurants. Heres how it works: You go to www. naplesexpressmeals.com, select a restaurant, check out its menu and then order online or by phone. Theres a minimum order of $15 per restaurant, and a $3.99 delivery fee (more to addresses beyond a 5-mile radius of the restaurant for which the order is placed). The company says your meal should arrive at your door within 35-60 minutes. For those outside the delivery zone, orders must be placed two hours in advance). All you have to do is pay, set the table and possibly stick a few dishes in the dishwasher afterwards. No driving, no lines, no having to dress. Call 566-3226 or visit online for details. As we give thanks, remember those who struggle to feed their familiesBY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@ oridaweekly.com
If you go Sharks Cavern Restaurant and Bar, >>Hours: Lunch is served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday; dinner is served from 5-9 Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 Friday-Saturday. (The bar is open until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays with a late-night menu both nights and dueling pianos on Fridays.) >>Reservations: Accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: Appetizers, $5-$15; entrees, $20-$48; childrens menu with ve choices, $5.99 each >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: Booths, conventional tables inside and out, at the bar inside and out >>Specialties of the house: Lobster bisque, crab cakes, seared scallops, grilled grouper tower, basil lobster ravioli, certi ed Angus prime rib, prime New York strip >>Volume: Moderate >>Parking: Free lot >>Web site: www.sharkscavern.netRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 13040 Livingston Road, Naples; 643-1113 Sharks Cavern isnt a name you immediately warm up to. Sharks, after all, arent known for their warmth and hospitality. Neither, for that matter, are caverns. But a visit to Sharks Cavern, a newcomer to the expanding retail community at Pine Ridge and Livingston roads, could change your mind on both counts. Owners Marie Striebel, Richard Jurek and Jessie Jurek, whom the Web site says relocated after running a successful restaurant in Minnesota, have created a uniquely subtropical haven that marries the refreshing coolness of an underwater grotto with warm hospitality. They call it Midwest service. Its not a term with which Im familiar, but if thats what we received, this region could use more of it. Chef Steve Jenkins proves himself a creative force particularly adept with sauces, a trait he shares with many fellow graduates of the Culinary Institute of America. We dined on a Tuesday night, a traditionally slow day for restaurants. Our reward was one of the roomy booths along the back wall of the dining room, which afforded us a great view of virtually everything going on. That included a prime seat for appreciating the rooms focal point: a circular, 2,700-gallon saltwater aquarium complete with coral, spectacularly colorful fish and a fetching little nurse shark. The bright lights and colors of the aquarium stood out all the more because of the rooms cavern-like ambience: black floors, charcoal grey walls and a black exposed ceiling from which hung small pink pendant lamps. Sharks graced most of the framed art work on the walls, although they were difficult to see in the low light. I should note here that although it was rather dark, the pendant lights are strategically placed so that reading the menu and seeing our food wasnt a problem. We were hardly seated before a server headed over to greet us and take our drink order. From a well-chosen wine list, which included 22 selections by the glass, we liked both the citrusy Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc and the Beringer Knights Valley 2005 cabernet sauvignon, a robust red with cherry, oak, cocoa and spicy notes. Dinner began on a promising note with the delivery of house made olive bread with goat cheese served with tapenade and olive oil. The appetizers we chose both had Asian influence: pan-seared scallops on coconut sticky rice cakes with chipotle pineapple sauce, and the soup of the day, a Thaistyle chicken soup with coconut milk, tomatoes and mushrooms. The scallops three meaty specimens, each sitting regally upon its own rice cake, then lightly dressed with the smokysweet sauce had huge eye appeal. Although the cakes were tough to cut, their crunchy texture paired nicely with the shellfish. The soups simple chicken stock contained just enough coconut milk to give it a smooth consistency, and the chicken and vegetables provided substance.Diners with more Western tastes might consider the crab cakes, fried calamari, sauted mussels or beef tartare. When it comes to entrees, those from the sea are far more alluring than those involving land-based protein. There are Angus prime ribs and New York strips, prime filet and center-cut Frenched pork chops and a couple of chicken options, along with a signature dish, an Angus Southwest rib eye. All the beef comes in two or three portion sizes. Its seafood lovers who get the more inventive options here, including basil lobster ravioli, cioppino, tuna with mushrooms five ways, a grilled grouper tower, jumbo scallops and prawns on Asian stir-fried vegetables and sea bass with citrus-cilantro salsa. Whats more, all of the seafood entrees come with a starch and, in most cases, vegetables, whereas most of the meats are a la carte. Sides, which range from $3 to $6, include twice-baked potato, whole roasted tomatoes, sauted mushrooms and onions, grilled asparagus, Hollandaise sauce and creamed spinach.We settled on the grilled grouper tower and a 12-ounce prime rib.The rib came out medium rare, rather than medium, and wasnt as richly flavored as some Ive had. However, the creamy horseradish sauce added pizzazz, as did a side order of creamed spinach served in a small baking dish and topped with golden brown cheese. The grouper tower resembled an artists palette, with a good-sized piece of grilled fish balanced atop spinach and truffled mashed potatoes, surrounded by two half-moons of sauce, one a red pepper coulis, the other yellow pepper coulis, both delicate and delicious. Shiitake mushrooms and caramelized onions completed this creative dish.Desserts are house made in pilsner glasses, an unusual but efficient method of fashioning individual servings in advance. The vanilla panna cotta, a mild molded custard, was enlivened by pineapple salsa. The Key lime pie was tart and refreshing.As noted earlier, the service staff was alert and efficient throughout the meal. The servers were friendly and warm without overdoing it. We never had to ask for refills on beverages or new utensils or to have plates cleared. Courses were well timed, allowing for a short break between them.My companion and I spent a few minutes admiring the aquarium up close before leaving and were able to get an extended look at the small nurse shark, which obligingly rested in front of us for a while before continuing on its rounds. It displayed no ferocious tendencies and was, in fact, rather docile and calm, which was much the way we felt as we contentedly took our leave.Sharks Cavern might be somewhat dark atmospherically, but its a bright and promising new entry on the Naples dining scene. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Seared scallops on coconut sticky rice cakes dressed with chipotle pineapple sauce combine to make an unusual and satisfying appetizer. The grouper towers bright colors are matched by the varied flavors and textures of this creative dish. diningCALENDAR Monday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Seafood cooking class featuring recipes for ocean wild and ecologically farmraised seafood, $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6:30-8 p.m., Artichoke & Company: Holiday champagne and wine tasting, $28, in The Village on Venetian Bay, 4370 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.; 263-6979. Thursday, Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Haskells The Wine People: Cooking class featuring Chef Ross Peterson with Florida seafood recipes, $85, 2021 Pine Ridge Road; 254-1120. Thursday, Dec. 4, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center : Cooking class featuring organic micro greens and herbs. Farmer Ken Ryan of Herban Gardens discusses the rules, regulations and realities of organic food, while Chef Kristina San Filippo shares recipes, $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30-7 p.m., Tonys off Third: Champagne alternatives wine tasting featuring sparklers from Spain, Italy, California, Argentina, Germany, France, $20 (includes $10 coupon for a featured wine purchase or dinner that evening at Ridgway Grill), 1300 Third St. S.; 262-7999 or email@example.com. Friday, Dec. 5, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine dinner featuring South African wines presented by Linda Bragaw, who represents importer Terry Seitz, and a five-course dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo, $95, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, Dec. 6: 2-5 p.m., Wynns Market: Chef/owner Alexander Bernard of Alexanders Restaurant holds cooking demonstrations and a book signing, 141 Ninth St. N.; 262-4999. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Slow Food Southwest Florida presents a workshop in preserving food, led by Chef Kristina San Filippo and Eva Worden of Worden Farm, $10 for Slow Food and Worden Farm members, $15 for others, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (941) 637-4874 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday, Dec. 12, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Perfect pasta cooking class, $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, Dec. 13: 1-3 p.m., Chef/ proprietor Alexander Bernard conducts cooking demonstrations and a book signing at his restaurant, Alexanders, at 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-4999. Saturday, Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center : Provence wine dinner with Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar and a five-course dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo, $95, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Monday, Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine expert Julie Glenn discusses champagnes and festive wines for the holidays, with tapas by Chef Kristina San Filippo, $55, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Thursday, Dec. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Haskells The Wine People: Holiday food cooking class with Chef Vincenzo Betulia, $85, 2021 Pine Ridge Road; 254-1120.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. Take plunge into fine dining thats fun at Sharks Cavern karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Key lime pie, left, and vanilla panna cotta with pineapple salsa are among Sharks Caverns house-made desserts, all of which are served in pilsner glasses. e sa u t he o bo th takem t a e g its l y t, r ed The seared scallops c ky t h e, f i e n c o t oes oo m s three en s, eac h yupon i ts and onion ise s a t r a h r a d a s Th e gr ers br a re m a th i ts
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