'twas 'Another Night'Gulfshore Playhouse stages a new twist on a Christmas classic. 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. 11 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008The good professorLisa Rice-McGarity of Edison State College sees the Light(house). A6 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: DECEMBER 11, 2008 POSTAL CUSTOMERSecond time around Consignment and pawn shops enjoy a boom when the economy goes bust. B1 An Eden Florida affairAnd other festivities around town. C19 & 21 Once again, it seems, its that doggone cat. The big one, Puma concolor coryi, the Florida panther. Already, its brought Collier government to a near standstill from time to time; created an apparent mockery of the once universal truth that when you own land, its yours to do with as you wish; and inspired huge bureaucracies of environmental red tape to swing into action. The majority of big cats that remain on the planet probably between 80 and 120 happen to live in or near Collier County. And unfortunately for Collier Enterprises, the countryside the Florida panther likes most is theirs. The company aims to build Big Cypress Town with a first phase of about 9,000 homes on 2,800 acres, from south of Oil Well road to south of Randall Boulevard in eastern Collier County, its managers say. If they can get the permits. Once again, man and cat are about to go head-to-head, toe-totoe, panther-toshopping plaza, in a direct confrontation. Heres how the opponents stack up. SEE RUMBLE, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMS ______________________ rwilliams@ oridaweekly.comA SHOWDOWN IS BREWING OVER BIG CYPRESS TOWN THAT PITS DEVELOPMENT AGAINST NATURE ... AGAIN Like the five counties it serves, Edison State College is evolving. The college now offers four-year bachelors degree programs at its Lee County campus, with similar programs planned for Collier and Charlotte counties. Edison College also changed its name to Edison State College to reflect the expanded curriculum as part of the state university system. Edison District President Kenneth P. Walker says this development will greatly benefit Edison students and the community. When college officials first considered offering four-year baccalaureate degrees, they polled students on the proposed changed. Students overwhelmingly supported the move, with 89 percent of those surveyed saying they would remain at Edison to complete a bachelors degree if given the opportunity. BY ARTIS HENDERSONnews@ oridaweekly.com Edison State College curriculum evolves to meet changing demands RUMBLEin the in the FLORIDA WEEKLYMoving Big Cypress Town's first phase of development outside of a higher panther traffic zone should be more conducive to preserving our wildlife, according to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.In one corner of the ring of progress, the big cat represents what remains of wildness and wilderness. Telemetry tracking has identified more than 60 marks across the proposed development land alone places where panthers have been and verified five panther ranges or home territories, where the creatures live and hunt. And in the other corner, Collier Enterprises represents big development, but with a gentle touch that old Barron G. Collier himself, who first bought land in theTOWN OF BIG CYPRESS Immokalee Rd.Everglades Blvd.Oil Well Rd. Golden Gate Blvd. Vanderbilt Beach(proposed extension) CYPRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT D D D D D D CONSERVANCY'S REQUESTED CHANGE E E E E E E E E E PANTHER HABITAT "If man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat." Mark TwainSEE EDISON, A14
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 Off the record. You cant quote me. Its wrong, but I dont want to say anything. Heres what I think but dont use my name.In the land of the free and the home of the brave, the first two guarantees amended to the Constitution are the right to speak freely and the right to bear arms, in that order. But its startling how many people surrender their greatest right the second they have a chance to use it. If a reporter asks, they jerk their knees and say no. Or they speak and then unspeak: But you cant use that, I dont want to be quoted. Heres the equivalent (before you dismiss it as hyperbole, recognize that this might have happened to your parents or grandparents): Youre very hungry. You have to feed other people who are also very hungry. You have a rifle, which is your right, guaranteed by the Second Amendment. A deer walks by, but you lay the gun down and say, No. I dont use guns. Surrendering your First Amendment rights is just like that. No, I dont use free speech.You can remain mute, of course. But why would you? In a Publix plaza in Naples is a cute little real estate shop. Inside sit three or four well-coiffed women women who go to bed every night with full bellies and an absolute guarantee: that the First and Second Amendments will serve them faithfully, every single minute of every single day, all their lives (which is probably more than their children, their parents, their spouses, their bodies, their Botox injections, their corporate bosses, their politicians or the economy will do). They smile widely at visitors, as if all the world were sunshine and shopping malls and effortless financing. I went in a few weeks ago and asked to interview one of them, any one of them, about their workday reality: Hows life in this struggling market? Do you have a theory about how the market can get stronger? What are you doing on this particular day behind that desk? They looked at me like zoo tourists locked in the cage with a tiger. These women had a chance to contribute something, something that might prove valuable to a fellow citizen and inevitably to plug their own struggling operation (they are, after all, in sales). But no. I dont talk to newspapers, sniffed the woman at the reception desk, as if called to some higher moral virtue. Ditto the others. They dont talk to newspapers. Any particular newspaper? No, just any newspapers. People in our class dont talk to newspapers. What if an alarm should be sounded at a moment of American crisis?Dont count on us to sound it, pal. We do our nails; we dont do the First Amendment. Their attitude suggests a breathtaking lack of generosity, for one thing. But more than that, it reveals the rubes ignorance. Is there cowardice there? Yes, that too. Let other people say what they think, Ill just hunker down here in the foxhole and wait until its all over.Arrogance and stupidity? Yep. They probably buy into the notion that theres something wrong with free speech, with expressing an opinion, with telling a story, with using words to fashion an opinion of the world and to offer it with all the honesty and clarity one can muster. Maybe they think its the medias fault whatever it is. Or maybe thats not it. Could it be that such people truly and honestly exhibit a hermits sensibility, a simple desire to avoid the natural communion of a community? No. There are such people, of course, but they number few in our society. Reporters respect them and protect them. And those women were not working at Hermit Real Estate Co., Inc. Whatever their reasoning might have been those grinning paragons of false virtue they didnt have to talk. It was their right to surrender the First Amendment. Theres another class of person, though, who doesnt have that right, not typically: a public official. I watched a colleague taking copious notes last week in a phone conservation with a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department a woman who gets paid (by you and me) to speak. After about 15 minutes, suddenly she told the reporter, Thats all off the record. She managed to question him, as well, about who else had said what else, and from which other agencies. For reporters, heres the traditional rule of the road: Once youve identified yourself as a reporter at the beginning of a conversation, everything a person says afterward is on the record. But when youre speaking to private citizens inexperienced with the press, you dont usually insist. If they make a statement and then ask you not to print it, you dont.For public officials, however, that rule doesnt apply. When they talk to reporters, theyre on the record unless two conditions are met: One, they say upfront they want to be off the record. And two, a reporter agrees, and says so. If the reporter doesnt agree, then theyre on the record. They dont get to dictate the rules of the road because they work for all of us citizens. When we ask, they have an obligation to answer. No comment is on the record, too. So is silence, the unreturned phone call. For all Americans public or private, silence is golden only in those rare instances when honor or duty calls for silence. On all other occasions the great and gentle dignity of the First Amendment an American grace note in a world of bigots, bullies, tyrants and free-speech haters relies on you and me and the rest of us. To speak. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.orgTo speak
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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 Obamas new Clinton administrationBarack Obama has succeeded where Hillary Clinton failed. She hoped to win a third Clinton term, but it is her vanquisher who is reconstituting the Clinton administration. President-elect Obamas nominee for treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, served under Clinton Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Larry Summers. Summers himself is Mr. Obamas choice to head the National Economic Council. Both are part of Rubins circle, known for its brains and its relative moderation. Few would have guessed back when Mr. Obama rose from the snows of Iowa that highly experienced economic technicians would represent change we can believe in. Thankfully, Mr. Obamas airy rhetoric about a new kind of politics was more a pitch for impressionable new voters than a description of his governing style. So far, President-elect Obama has acted with a ruthless pragmatism. He ignored the yowling left-wing blogosphere when it demanded Joe Liebermans head, turned to the initially pro-Iraq War Hillary Clinton for his top foreign-policy job, and staffed up with former Clintonites. Mr. Obama has been a shape-shifter throughout his brief political career, and the latest shape an establishment Democrat determined to do whatever works is the best version yet. Mr. Obama appears to be reconsidering for now his promised repeal of President Bushs tax cuts for the rich. Twice during the primaries, Mr. Obama hinted that he might put off the tax hikes if the economy was in distress, but he could never admit what was obvious: Proposing tax increases in the teeth of a recession was madness. If Mr. Obama is wise, hell not only jettison his plans for a tax increase that in aiming at the rich would also hit successful small businesses, but also will put off his plans for a cap-and-trade program to tax the use of fossil fuels, forswear all his protectionist sentiments from the primaries, and ditch his support for a card check plan to promote the unionization of the American work force. Anything that burdens business should be anathema to Dr. Fix-the-Economy. For now, the showpiece of Mr. Obamas economic program is a massive stimulus bill that the Democratic Congress wants to have ready for his signature as soon as he departs the Capitol Hill steps after his inauguration. Even some conservative economists believe a fiscal stimulus is necessary to keep us out of a deflationary spiral, but Mr. Obama is only asking a Democratic Congress given to fiscal incontinence even in rosy economic circumstances to do what comes naturally. We cant know what new twists the crisis will take. We do know that Mr. Obama will need more than a ruthless pragmatism to navigate through it. In his masterly The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath, Robert Samuelson chronicles the extraordinary stalwartness of President Ronald Reagan when he allowed Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker to squeeze inflation painfully out of the economic system the last time we had a downturn this severe, in 1981-1982. That took guts. Mr. Obama will need them as well, and they wont be on loan from any adviser, no matter what his pedigree. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYClinton, Gates and the waters edgeWatching the rollout of Presidentelect Barack Obamas foreign-policy team brought to mind a variation on the well-worn Tip ONeill theme that all politics is local: In this case, all foreign policy is domestic policy. And no two Cabinet picks exemplify this better than those of Hillary Clinton for secretary of state and Bob Gates to remain at his post as secretary of defense. Interestingly, these are precisely the two personnel decisions that have drawn Mr. Obama the most fire from his liberal base, which just goes to show that the Democratic grassroots might be able to learn a thing or two about politics by watching their partys new standard-bearer. If one considers some of the most prominent elements of foreign policy on which Mr. Obama campaigned a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq, making IsraeliPalestinian negotiations a priority, conducting diplomacy with Iran his choices for the people he will get to implement these policies starts to seem downright canny. Lets start with Secretary of Statedesignate Clinton. When she was running against Mr. Obama for the Democratic nomination, she called his plan to meet with leaders of nations such as Iran irresponsible and frankly naive. In the Senate, she voted for the Iraq War and for designating Irans Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization. She has said that the United States could totally obliterate Iran if Iran used nuclear weapons against Israel a nation in which she is probably the most popular American politician.Both talks with Iran and the kind of evenhanded negotiations that will no doubt be necessary if Mr. Obama hopes to advance the Israeli-Palestinian issue could well draw criticism from Israel, its backers in the U.S. and those who are generally hawkish on Middle East policy. Mr. Obama won the election, but for credibility abroad and inoculation against criticism at home, one could see why some might call Ms. Clinton the better person to be out front in the handling of these issues. This, apparently, is how Mr. Obama sees it, too and so hes put a new spin on the two for the price of one adage. Though some may still call his policies naive or worse, he can now be sure that Hillary Clinton wont be the one saying these things -and certainly not from her seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Instead, she will play the designated Nixon to Irans China. As for the present and future Secretary of Defense Gates, the president he now serves will leave behind a mammoth challenge in the form of Iraq. The American public has shown a marked preference for withdrawing our troops, but the road back home is fraught with not only humanitarian and strategic danger but political peril as well. Many observers have characterized Mr. Bushs second-term approach to Iraq as running out the clock so as to hand the problem of getting out and the blame for any unhappy consequences to his successor. It seems as if one of the ways that Mr. Obama has decided to address the political aspects of the Iraq dilemma is by essentially putting through his retention of President Bushs choice to head the Pentagon the Bush brand on the withdrawal. Again, this will not render Mr. Obama immune from criticism, but it will make it harder for Republicans to paint Mr. Obama as pursuing a policy of defeat in Iraq, as his GOP rival Sen. John McCain did during the campaign. There are sound, substantive policy reasons for Mr. Obamas picks for State and Defense. But it is in contrasting the policies Mr. Obama has said he wants to pursue with the people he has chosen to implement them that one gets a sense that the president-elect fully understands that politics doesnt stop at the waters edge. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly
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This is the story of a 102-pound woman from Great Falls, Mont., who, even though shes legally blind, graduated from an Ivy League school and began medical school at the University of Washington, only to drop out her second year when her sister was killed, and then caught murderers as a forensics expert for the state of Montana for several years before she earned a doctorate and came to Naples to teach chemistry on the Collier County campus of Edison State College, where her students have to show their work on tests by writing it out and attaching it to their papers, so she knows that they did it and they understand it. This is that story the story of Professor Lisa Rice-McGarity. And if her students say, But I did the work in the calculator, she says, Then staple the calculator to your paper. And if they say, But I did it in my head, she says, Then you should staple your head to the paper. And smiles. If they say, Thats not fair! I say, Fair is a four-letter word that begins with an F, she concludes. Kind by nature and nurture she accedes her big leather office chair to a guest and takes the hard little one without thought shes also as tough as boot leather, a woman whose leg and knee were crushed when a drunk driver ran over her at 13. She came back to run 5Ks, 8Ks, 10Ks and marathons, for fun. She arrived in Florida mostly for that reason: She loved to run and she was tired of running in snow and ice. The good professor is 46 years old now and her eye disease is genetic juvenile macular degeneration, the result of a recessive gene in both parents that caused her sight to begin fading at age 10. Three of the Rice children were born with the disease. We call ourselves, The Three Blind Rice, Professor Rice-McGarity says, suddenly. Then she smiles again, and if any December clouds still linger in the immediate vicinity of the Florida peninsula, no doubt they vanish instantly into the void. Why is she so funny and quick with a counterpunch quip? I think when you teach, and you face a lot of students, you have to learn to be, she surmises. And why is she so tough? My father was a Marine. Enough said, she replies. (A decorated combat veteran of World War II and Korea, Ron Rice was also a geologist and a forest ranger in Yellowstone National Park until war injuries required he find other work. His love of geology encouraged her love of chemistry, she says.) But if you really want to meet tough, she adds, you should meet her mother, Dolores Rice. Professor Rice-McGaritys eyes are brown and warm. Her earrings and necklaces are silver and turquoise and Western. Only when she pulls the highpower magnifying glass that resembles a jewelers loupe out of her pocket the one she presses to a page of type, before pressing her own eye to it, which is how she reads do you realize why she cant drive. But I bet I COULD drive better than about 90 percent of the drivers out there, she says. Theres another luminous smile, but you also realize she isnt kidding and shes very likely not wrong. Instead, she bikes to Edison State every day, about four miles. Thats after a morning run of a number of miles she and her husband, Mark McGarity, now 54, are training for a half marathon in Orlando. Once an Olympic-caliber marathoner, hes the track coach and a teacher at Lely High School. But Mr. McGarity would probably have to run a lot faster than he can to keep up with his remarkable wife, who has organized a for-charity run in Naples each of the last five years, something she calls a crazy 8K, because its near Halloween, and it has a Halloween theme. This year the money raised, more than $3,000, will go to the new, nonprofit, one-stop-shop rehabilitation center for the blind that she and other professionals are starting, called Lighthouse of Collier County. In about three weeks, Lighthouse will incorporate, and the many people who are legally blind, probably about one out of five in the general population of those over 50, will suddenly have significant help in Collier if she can raise another $250,000. Call her at 732-3730 if you can, she asks. She aims to get this done. All my life people told me I couldnt do things, and all my life Ive done them, she recalls. My high school chemistry teacher, he basically told me girls are sponges in science they just do what the boys do and they dont belong there. He didnt like girls. So when I graduated magna cum laude in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, I made a copy of my degree and honors, and I mailed them to him. That was my way of flipping him off. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 county almost 99 years ago, in 1910, might not have imagined. The company, owned by Barron Colliers grandson, Miles Collier, has joined the Florida Panther Protection Program and donated land all over Collier County, including in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Big Cypress National Preserve, says Jennifer Veroski, the companys public relations manager. Other company officials were unavailable to describe their plans in greater detail before press time because they were traveling, she said.Permitting and planningMark Twain said, If man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat. Man has been crossed with the cat here in Southwest Florida. But the cat has been almost entirely crossed out. Whether that will happen conclusively and finally, or not, may well depend on decisions made by the Collier County commissioners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the South Florida Water Management District. We anticipate that state and local permits could be forthcoming rather shortly. Most likely in the early part of the year, says Jennifer Hecker, natural resources policy manager for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit watchdog agency created to sustain land, water and animals as the Gulf Coast grows. The federal permits will take a bit longer because this is an endangered species review, she adds. The Fish and Wildlife Service is elevating it to a formal consultation because they see that this project could jeopardize the species. All those agencies have to agree to the developers plans before so much as a single bulldozer begins preparing ground, a process that Ms. Veroski, at Collier Enterprises, estimates will take another couple of years. But a pack of permitting agencies does not mean that careful planning is under way not of the kind designed to protect water resources and big cats, but also little taxpayers across Collier County, warns Mark Strand, chairman of the Collier County Planning Commission. If planning and permitting are rushed, the little taxpayers could end up holding the bag for utility corridors, roads, parks, sheriffs protection, fire and emergency services and everything else required of urban or suburban living, in undefined amounts. The Big Cypress Town package hasnt come before us yet, but in terms of general development in eastern Collier, the kind of scenario is playing out today on eastern lands that we allowed to happen near the beach two decades ago, Mr. Strand says. Then, we did not think out the planning of the county as well as we should have, and now were paying dearly for it for the over-intensification of the coastal areas, for lack of access to water, for high-rises. The same thing is happening on our eastern lands. Those lands comprise about 195,000 acres, loosely defined and protected under a 2002 boundary called the Rural Land Stewardship Zone, which set aside roughly 16,800 acres for future (undefined) development. Planners foresaw a few self-contained, small towns arising there, perhaps five or six, each separated by woods or wetlands to prevent sprawl. And none of them on the panthers primary habitat. But some private landowners may now see more than that in eastern Collier ultimately as many as 43,000 acres, with more than 20 towns, records show. Those plans, however, are merely bunk, suggests Collier County Commissioner Fred Coyle but bunk enough to have created a pointless ruckus. That plan is unfortunate it hasnt been approved by county commissioners or anyone else. Its merely a plan put together by a consultant who has worked on this, says Mr. Coyle. I dont think its correct. I think it lists something like 22 new town sites, and thats just not true. There will never be 22 new town sites in the Rural Land Stewardship Zone, so people are getting upset over nothing. Commissioner Coyle, like Mark Strand on the planning commission, says patience and care are required in developing Colliers eastern lands. There are several parts to development, he explains. They can come in, like with Ave Maria, and say, Lets develop a town. But independent of that might be a decision by someone else to build a shopping center at the intersection. Those things will happen whether we have rural land stewardships, or not. Some people own land thats not sensitive, and theyll develop it. And those ambitions have to be taken into account by commissioners and others who grant permits, concludes Mr. Coyle. When you take in the total likely development area out there, youre talking about more than just what rural villages would take up. And we have to keep our original objectives in mind: to preserve land, and to direct development to nonsensitive areas. And, he adds, to protect wildlife corridors and panther habitat.Special interestsEnvironmentalists never disputed some development in the eastern lands, and everyone agreed that a five-year review of the Stewardship Zone would help clarify what could happen there. Our argument is not dont build, but avoid and minimize destruction of sensitive lands, explains Andrew McElwaine, president of the Conservancy. Now, though, things have changed. Collier Enterprises is taking steps to build in the most sensitive lands, where the Florida panther makes its home. The five-year Rural Land Stewardship Zone review is not fully completed. And people are choosing sides. We have, right now, a group studying the eastern lands, says Mr. Strand. And we have a lot of landowners out there who formed their own organization, and rightly so. Now theyre a special interest group. But we also have special interests in the form of environmentalists who have signed up and created a memorandum of understanding with the developers. My concern is, now we have two special interests who seem to be satisfied in some way. So wheres the special interest that protects taxpayer interests? Im looking at levels of service, rather than the environment, as reasons for going slowly and carefully out there. But there is nothing to be gained environmentally, either, by poor planning. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has not signed any memorandum; instead, its pushed Collier Enterprises to move its plan for Big Cypress Town a couple of miles north of the current proposed site. That would put a future town on less sensitive lands, lands not frequented by panthers and farther from key waterflows that the company also owns. Ive talked to them ad nauseum about this, but they say its not economically feasible to move, reports Mr. McElwaine. So what theyre hoping is that their compliance with the county program (in the Rural Land Stewardship Zone) will be enough for the Feds (The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), and they wont have to do any more to get permits. But what they should do, instead, is move the planned town north. Besides removing a threat to the Florida panther, that would also reduce the impact on water flow from their development into the Picayune Strand, and then into the Everglades, says Mr. McElwaine. If you damage the south-bound flow of water because of Big Cypress Town, suddenly the effort to restore the Picayune to Everglades condition gets undermined, he explains. One problem, says Nicole Ryan, the Conservancys governmental services manager, is that an engineering firm that gets it bread and butter by working for developers, WilsonMiller, designed the plans for Collier Countys stewardship of eastern rural areas. And now the plans with opportunities for developers to earn some credits by promising to restore land when they develop, and even more credits by actually doing the work and restoring other acreage are so complicated that few can understand them. Theyve created a proprietary planning tool so complicated, that if any other county wanted to adopt the Collier model for preservation, theyd be in a bind, she says. But the county adopted the WilsonMiller plan in 2002 with the assurance that officials would review it in five years. Thats what theyre trying to do now, says Ms. Ryan. This plan is said to create compact sustainable-growth communities, but there are no standards for what constitutes sustainability, she adds. But things are coming to a head, or a hammock, as the case may be. To build, Collier Enterprises needs to have an Army Corps permit issued, a South Florida Water Management District permit issued, and a county permit, and we just need to knock down one of those, says McElwaine. But that might not happen. If they issue the permits well, its very difficult to challenge and overturn in court a SFWMD permit, he admits. But we would try. RUMBLEFrom page 1 Big Cypress Town details (provided by Collier Enterprises)>> 2,800 acres with no more than 9,000 homes >>10,000 acres of environmentally important land preserved >>Sixty miles of bike paths and walking trails >>Multiple community parks and 800 acres of green space >>Bike-sharing and electric trams >>Solar-powered street lighting >>Green utility plant and state-of-the-art water treatment system >>Satellite-controlled, low-volume irrigation >>Landscaping with drought-tolerant native plants >>Three schools >>Farmers markets >>Shopping, dining, health care, recreation, culture and community servicesBig Cypress Town details (Provided by The Conservancy of Southwest Florida)>>First phase about 3,600 acres of undeveloped land important to recharging drinking water supplies >>Total project about 8,000 acres >>825 acres of wetlands, 53 to be destroyed and hundreds more affected >>Drainage ditch perimeter could drain adjacent wetlands that support the water ows in the Picayune Everglades Restoration Project >>Big Cypress Town land has been designation a Strategic Habitat Conservation Area for 24 protected species, including the panther >>3,411 acres or 93 percent of the Big Cypress Town site is essential for maintaining the current reduced population of panthers, wildlife biologists say (NOTE: To nd out more, go to www.conservancy.org, or www.collierenterprises.com.)
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage was good enough for Herbert Hoover in 1928, but two years later the Walker men Forest and his sons, R.L. and Lorenzo had a new and improved slogan: A car in every garage a boat in every back yard. Now that was the American dream in Naples.Dare to dreamFew saw the terrain as the Walker men did. They saw unlimited promise; they saw that car in every driveway and that boat in every back yard. They just needed to make their dream a reality. The post-war years would be good for Naples. When R.L. and Lorenzo came back from the war, they joined their daddy to launch Walker Construction. At first, they primarily hauled fill to developers, but that was soon to change. In 1949, Lindsey Crayton sold The Naples Company to Henry Watkins, Sr. To finance the purchase, Mr. Watkins sold 294 acres to Philip Rust, who later sold it to the Walkers for $30,000.The Walker men were hands-on developers and worked the land together. R.L. ran the drag line, Lorenzo ran the dredge and Daddy Forrest ran the bulldozers. They were not as flush with cash as Glen Sample, the new guy down the road who was developing Port Royal. When money was short, the Walkers would work for Sample until they had enough money to go back to their developing their dream.They didnt have a public relations team, but they knew how to have fun. To launch their new development, they invited everyone to a good old-fashioned barbecue and held a naming contest for their project. They liked the sounds of Aqualane and added Shores themselves (the Walker men also developed Bonita Shores and Little Hickory Shores). Fourteen years later, their development was a reality. Now it was time for the sons to leave their mark on their home town.A brothers loveLorenzo had been valedictorian of his class, but schooling was not for R.L. Daddy used to wear three pair of pants to school on Fridays because he knew he was going to get a whipping because he couldnt spell his words, his daughter Jean Walker Humphries says. R.L. had had enough pain from education and did not want any more education or pain. Lorenzo was a Collier County Commissioner from 1950-1956 and State Representative until 1974; R.L was one of the most respected all-around mechanics in the county. He could fix anything, and it was this skill that kept Lorenzo in those fancy starched white shirts he so loved to wear. Lorenzo never forgot how his brothers skills helped him. In the state legislature, he pushed for schools for those who were not necessarily good at book learning but who had other talents. It took three tries to get the bill passed, but Lorenzos determination achieved an educational milestone for Collier County and Florida.Naples Backyard History celebrated this Christmas season with a ginger bread decorating contest between restaurants on Third Street South and Crayton Cove. The Lorenzo Walker Culinary Institute graciously made 28 ginger breads for the event and also entered a display in the contest.Their legacy will live on, although many will never know just how much the Walker men did for our community. One thing is for sure: A brothers love created the opportunity for hundreds of children and their families to feel the love these culinary students put into their baking and these restaurants put into their decorating.There was no pain in education that night only the delights of families enjoying a new Naples Christmas tradition compliments of Lorenzo Walker. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Commu-UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN A car in every garage, a boat in every back yardBY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly have arrived! Murphy Beds Custom KitchensOffice by day Bedroom by night Bonita Furniture & Patio All 2008 Mattress Sets On Sale20% to 40% OFF!Serta Sale Ends 12/17/0810% Discount on: Must be ordered by 12/17/08 URGENT CARE FLU SHOTS Now accepting appointments for limited proceduresBy appointment onlyPlease call 949-6112 to make your appointmentA partnership between:Open to the public 9www.bonitahealthcenter.com49-1050 Professional Clogs for Medical & HospitalityEntire Alpro Stock 1/2 price! Island SolesFootwear Designed For ComfortAll Closeout styles & colorsOver 500 pair still available! 25%to50% Join us forA Matter of Heart Health Fairfocusing on heart disease prevention Sunday Dec. 21st, 10am to 3pm at Estero Community Park For Details, Please Call 239-948-1310239-597-8000New Hours: M-F 8am-7pm Sa-Sun 9am-2pmWithout an appointment and without the wait. 1713 SW Health Parkway, Naplesalso located on 9250 Corkscrew Road, Estero WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC NaplesUrgentCareOnline.com NAPLES URGENT CARE nity Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.
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Change Oregonians believe inThe voters of Sodaville (pop. 290) elected Thomas Brady Harrington, 33, mayor in November, notwithstanding his criminal rap sheet showing robbery, eluding a police officer, felon in possession of a gun and other crimes (with his electoral success perhaps due to voters confusing him with his father, a respected town elder). And the voters of Silverton (pop. 7,400) elected as mayor Stu Rasmussen, 60, an openly transgendered, longtime resident who previously served as mayor while a man but who now sports breasts and dresses exclusively as a woman (especially miniskirts and cleavage-enhancing tops). Actually, Mr. Rasmussen still describes himself as a man and lives with his longtime girlfriend, but explained his switch as just his particular mid-life crisis. Compelling explanations Im really sorry. ... I thought he was just tired, said Lynne Stewart, who was arrested in West Melbourne, on Floridas east coast, in October and charged with stealing items from a 56-year-old, unconscious man who in fact had just suffered a fatal heart attack during sex with Stewart. She blamed her larceny on a cocaine binge that impaired her judgment such that (according to a police commander) she had sex with 20 men that weekend. (However, she was not charged with prostitution. Said the commander, No, she just likes sex.) A woman being interviewed for jury duty on a murder case in Bronx (N.Y.) Supreme Court in October asked to be excused for the reason that she was once murdered, herself, by her husband (but had somehow been revived by a doctor). (She was dismissed from the jury, but on other grounds.) In a recent report of DUI excuses in the Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda, a 56-year-old woman had asserted that, though she had been drinking, her driving was not affected because she had remembered to keep one eye closed so as not to be seeing double. OopsOne of the items in a November seizedcontraband auction by the Denver Police Department was a 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass that was ultimately bought for $350 by a 19-year-old woman, but which is still evidence in an active murder investigation. Police eventually took back the car, which has bullet holes and a bloody interior and contained blood-stained clothing. Furthermore, a second shooting victim who was in the car survived and was among the bidders at the auction. He dropped out, but did later sell the winning bidder his spare key to the car for $40. 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Nonetheless, Mr. Wax filed a complaint with the Casino Control Commission, claiming that he should not have been so rudely treated in front of other patrons. Ironies Hummer H2 driver Yvonne Sinclair, 29, was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter in November in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., from a 2006 crash that killed two people and in which her intoxication was a major factor. Sinclair had bought the Hummer from proceeds of a lawsuit settlement over the 2003 death of her boyfriend, who was killed by a drunk driver. The Saudi Arabia delegation to the United Nations sponsored a conference on religious tolerance in November. (Not only does the kingdom employ a police force on the prevention of vice and the promotion of virtue, but it is accused of widespread internal discrimination against disfavored Islamic sects.) Janice Warder, a former Texas judge and now the incoming district attorney for Texas Cooke County, was accused in March by a Dallas judge of having improperly withheld evidence in a 1986 case to secure a murder conviction. (The Dallas judge ordered a new trial.) Patricia Howard filed a lawsuit against her USA Environmental employer in 2006 (just recently unsealed by a judge) for subjecting her to dangerous work during 2003-2005. The workplace was in Iraq and involved detonating surplus munitions to prevent their falling into insurgents hands, but that was not the danger she feared. Rather, the munitions were located in abandoned football-field-sized warehouses that had long been home to pigeons. Foot-high piles of feces had dried and turned to powder, and Howard charged that the companys respiration protection was nearly useless, subjecting workers to Hantavirus and other diseases.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 Now Edison State College has joined eight other community colleges in a statewide initiative to introduce baccalaureate curricula. In January, Edison State will offer bachelors degrees in Elementary Education, Supervision and Management, Public Safety and Nursing. Through this pilot program, Florida legislators hope to a more educated work force will help ease the state economys reliance on tourism. By adding bachelors degree programs, Edison joins other educational institutions in the area, such as Florida Gulf Coast University and Hodges University. Dr. Walker isnt worried about whether the region will be over-saturated by the addition of another fouryear institution. The more educational institutions you have in an area, the more students will take advantage of those opportunities, he says. He points to North Carolinas Golden Triangle where Duke University, the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University exist within a 30-mile radius and the university-rich Northeast. Where there are more opportunities and more choices available, he says, the demand from students becomes greater. Since Florida Gulf Coast University opened in 1997, Edisons enrollment has increased every year, he says.Even as Edison begins offering four-year degree programs, the college maintains a unique niche in the community. Evening classes remain core components of the colleges programming, with half of students enrolled in night classes. And the college continues to cater to working professionals. Compared to other colleges in the area, Edison also offers more affordable degree programs, with tuition rates at half those of nearby public universities and a quarter of those of local private colleges. Fees are set by the state. Edison State College will continue to offer two-year associates degree programs in addition to bachelors degrees. As part of its community college mandate, Edison must maintain its open-door policy, meaning any student with a high-school diploma or equivalent is guaranteed admission. We still see ourselves as a community-based institution, says Dr. Jeffery Allbritten, president of Edison States Collier County campus. Were not losing that focus at all. Edison States Collier campus is currently evaluating which baccalaureate programs would most benefit Collier County. Dr. Allbritten points to the areas need for more teachers, healthcare workers and firefighters. Its difficult to recruit an adequate number of out-of-state workers to fill these positions, he says, mainly because of the high cost of living in Southwest Florida. The solution is to educate area residents for these jobs. With the new bachelors degree programs, Edison State College is helping to fill that gap.It opens myriad possibilities, he says. Dr. Robert R. Jones, president of Edisons Lee County campus, says offering four-year degrees is the natural next step in the colleges development. The unique thing about the Lee County campus is that weve been here for 45 years, he says. Generations of students have watched this evolution and are excited to be part of it. Changes in Edisons educational program are evolving student life as well. As a four-year institution, there are more opportunities to engage students in extracurriculars, says Dr. Jones. He points to new clubs on campus, more musical events and additional cultural opportunities. The college is even exploring the concept of student housing. Dr. Walker says the changes in the community college system reflect the more advanced needs of society. The two-year degree that was adequate in the 20th century is no longer adequate for the competitive, global world in the 21st century, he says. Students need a baccalaureate degree to be competitive. EDISONFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOThe campus of Edison State College in Fort Myers
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In September, she set a goal of losing 15 pounds; shes halfway there. Better than going out drinking or being addicted to food, she said. If I am going to be addicted to something, let me be addicted to exercise. J. Kip Matthews, an Athens, Ga., psychologist specializing in the psychology of exercise, said its not uncommon for some people to bump up their cardio routines during times of crisis. Running, playing hoops or even walking the dog can serve as an effective outlet for focusing on something positive and concrete, he said. Theres concerns about job security and worrying about the economy and what is happening to my 401(k) and stocks, he said. And exercise becomes an attractive activity people can turn to and control they can determine the time that they exercise, the amount and the location. And while memberships in gyms have dipped in Atlanta and across the country, usage among existing members is on the upswing. Rebecca Shipley, branch executive director of the McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, notes a rise in usage of 4 percent in recent months, but she expects it could balloon if the economy continues to worsen.For those staying at the Y, they are coming to more classes and exercising harder and wanting to do more cardio and trying to combat the stress the best they can, Shipley said, adding that a fast-paced Zumba Latino dance class and yoga classes are particularly hot among members seeking stress relief.Benson Manento, a former personal trainer who now runs the Hotlanta Bodies Fit Camp, has watched his bootcamp flock dwindle by about a third. But Manento, who is now offering a two-for-one special, has also noticed a curious trend deeper commitment among those sticking with the program. Among them is Lindsey Stewart, 25, of Atlanta. Ive definitely upped it, Stewart said. It helps me deal with stress. Better than smoking or drinking, this helps me escape from the things out of my control. I can control this. As a voice actress for commercials and reading childrens books, business is hard to predict. But on a recent morning, she reached her objective 10 pull-ups and a 2-mile run. An intense exercise routine helps keep Bruce Wise, an architect in the real estate business who was laid off last month, motivated. It gives you a sense of accomplishment, said Wise, of Atlanta, three times a week. And it helps you stay in a positive mind-set. HEALTHY LIVINGLean times can lead to...Frazzled? At least you can exercise Harder BodiesBY HELENA OLIVIERO _________________Cox News ServiceBOB ANDRES / COX NEWS SERVICE Allison Redhead (right) works out in the Zumba Latino class at a metro Atlanta YMCA, where patrons seem more determined to shape up since the economy began to get into bad shape. Strenuous activity can be an antidote to economic stress. Omega Bickham of Marietta, Ga., dances in the Zumba class at the same YMCA. To Exercise Or Not When Facing A Financial CrisisWhile some step it up a notch during times of crisis, others slow down or quit exercising. Athens, Ga., psychologist J. Kip Matthews says some who might feel depressed about the sinking economy may lose their motivation to work out or find it less enjoyable. At the same time, they might turn to other vices such as overeating or drinking. Whether someone turns to exercise or the TV or booze is often shaped by the behaviors of friends and family, as well as what the person observed in his or her parents behavior growing up, he notes. Matthews suggests people take a long-term approach to fitness. Considered one of the healthiest ways to curb stress levels, exercise releases feel-good brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, which can function like antidepressants, he says. He adds people need to also remember that exercise provides many long-term health benefits, so when and if the economy improves, you will still be able to reap the benefits of your fitness regimen. 7 Tips For Starting And Maintaining An Exercise ProgramPsychologist J. Kip Matthews suggests: 1. Find a physical activity that you truly enjoy. It is easier to stay motivated if youre having fun.2. Set goals for your exercise. These goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and have a timeline.3. Recruit an exercise buddy. A buddy can help hold you accountable to your goals and provide support. 4. Keep an exercise log. Not only does a log provide you with continuous feedback about progress toward your goals, but it can also reinforce your efforts. 5. Stay with it. Establishing a new habit typically takes two to three weeks. If you miss one day, dont see it as failure. 6. Give yourself permission to be a little selfish. Its OK to be selfish when it comes to your personal health and making exercise a priority. 7. Realize making a change, even ones for the better, can be difficult. All changes, even positive ones, are stressful because we have to adapt to new challenges and opportunities.
Dr. Michael Varveris, medical director of the Heart Attack Prevention Institute in Naples, has announced the availability of the only FDA-cleared blood test to aid in assessing risk for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke associated with atherosclerosis. The simple blood test, called the PLAC Test, measures levels of a novel risk factor, lipoproteinassociated phospholipase, or rupture-prone plaque in the blood stream. Rupture-prone plaque and major blood clots cause the vast majority of heart attacks. Heart attack and stroke are the number one and three leading causes of death in the United States, Dr. Varveris says. Too often the first symptom of cardiovascular disease is the cardiovascular event itself. The PLAC Test provides us with information weve never had before about a patients risk for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke.Dr. Varveris says the PLAC Test is recommended for patients at moderate to high risk for heart attack or stroke. Traditional risk factors fail to adequately identify patients at risk for heart attack and stroke. Approximately 50 percent of all coronary events strike people with low to moderate cholesterol levels, and about 20 percent occur in individuals with none of the four major risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking or diabetes).Rupture-prone plaque, or phospholipase, is a cardiovascular-specific inflammatory enzyme that is a proven predictor of heart disease and ischemic stroke risk. Independent of other risk factors, elevated levels of this placque indicate that a patient is at increased risk of suffering a cardiovascular event. Patients with elevated levels of phospholipase and one or more risk factors for coronary heart disease have twice the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke than those without elevated levels of the placque. A low PLAC Test result reduces the likelihood of a cardiovascular event.In a study from the Mayo Clinic, 95 percent of individuals who had levels below 200 ng/mL did not have either a heart attack or stroke over a four-year period, even though they had coronary artery disease. The PLAC Test is available at the Heart Attack Prevention Institute and is covered by Medicare. Private insurers cover the test on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Varveris is board-certified in the field of lipidology and focuses his practice on advances in diagnosis and treatment of clinical cholesterol disorders and associated atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.For more information, call the Heart Attack Prevention Institute at 2644274. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 NEWS A19 GALATRO DR.KATHLEEN Dr. Kathleen Galatro is pleased to announce the opening of her new of ce 3435 PINE RIDGE ROAD, SUITE 102, NAPLES Board Certied in Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist State of the Art Diagnostic Lab Nuclear Medicine Echocardiography Stress Echocardiography CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Call (239)596-3278 to schedule an appointment or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org THE HEART DOCTOR WITH A HEART! 12881 Metro Pkwy. Fort Myers, FL 33966 www.alufab.com Mon.-Fri. 9am 5pmSALE ENDS DECEMBER 31, 2008. ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. FINANCING AVAILABLE 12 MONTHS-SAME AS CASH WITH APPROVED CREDIT. MIAMI-DADE APPROVEDACCORDION SHUTTERS(NOA # 070125.04)(Includes material, installation & sales tax permit fees addl)COLORS AVAILABLE: WHITE, IVORY, BEIGE and BRONZE LOWEST PRICE EVER! $12.99 SQ. FT. ! $5.99 EACH ! !NOW AT ALUFAB HURRICANE SHUTTERSIMPACT-RESISTANTPORT HOLESFOR YOUR ACCORDION SHUTTERS NEVER SEEN BEFORE!Varveris FDA-cleared blood test helps identify patients at risk for heart attack and stroke
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 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. >>Tilly has white, black and tan tiger markings. Shes about 2 years old and loves attention. >>Simbais an orange and white kitten with midlength fur, a playful disposition and an insatiable curiosity. >>Frostyis a neutered male cat, part seal-point Siamese and about 4 years old. Loving and playful, hed make a great pet for any home. >>Jade is a pit bull mix. About 10 months old, shes playful and extremely active. >>Shadow appears to be a German shepherd and husky mix. At 2 years old, she loves playing games. >>Milo is a neutered pug mix, about 2 years old. He especially likes to run around outside. In these tough times, keeping a pet healthy often means taking a good look and a sharp pencil to every aspect of pet care to make sure youre getting the biggest bang for your buck. If youre doing that now, you should know that you can save money on your pets prescription medications in ways that many people dont even know exist. The place to start: With a respectful and open discussion with your pets veterinarian. Dr. Patty Khuly, a Miami veterinarian, pet-care columnist and the author of the top veterinary blog Dolittler (Dolittler.com), says veterinarians should be open to helping clients save money on medications and that more are, all the time. Our job as veterinarians is to help people get their pets the care they need, she says. What Im seeing in practice now is that people need to make cuts so they can afford basic and emergency veterinary care. One way I can help make that possible as a veterinarian is to offer options when it comes to prescription medications. People can then weigh those options and make an informed decision. There are benefits to buying medications from your veterinarian, notes Khuly. Convenience is one factor, and being able to start treatment immediately is another. Theres also a risk with some sources that the medication you may buy isnt what you think youre getting which is one reason why your veterinarians help is so vital. Khulys tips include: PET TALES BY GINA SPADAFORI_________________Universal Press SyndicateCutting Rx costs Take the prescription to go. Talk to your veterinarian about getting a better price elsewhere. Your veterinarian may have a reason for wanting you to buy from the practice, and you should listen to and consider those reasons. Its also not unreasonable to ask for price match, which will save you both money and time. But if you can get a better deal on some medications elsewhere, your veterinarian shouldnt mind your taking a prescription away with you if it doesnt risk your pets health to do so. Go for the generics. The same medications are often prescribed for people and pets both. Instead of getting a name-brand medication, ask your veterinarian if theres a generic equivalent. Look for prescription savings clubs. For a low annual fee, some pharmacies and associations will grant you access to huge discounts on hundreds of different generic drugs and on name-brand medications as well. Pets often count as family where these plans are concerned, so dont be shy about asking and signing them up. Online pharmacies. Shopping online can save money on the animals-only medications you cant buy from a human pharmacy. But there is a big caveat, says Khuly: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns against doing business with online merchants that dont ask for a prescription. These may be offshore outfits selling expired, unapproved or even counterfeit drugs. (For more on the FDAs advice in dealing with online pet pharmacies, see www.fda.gov/fdac/features /2006/606_pets.html.) Stick to reputable companies that will work with you and your veterinarian, and youll likely be fine. Buy in bulk. For pets with chronic illness who need to be on medication for a long while or for life, ask about buying 60or 90-day supplies. Larger buys of common generic medications can save you enough money to make asking about it well worth your time. Ask your veterinarian to prescribe medications in larger doses and then split them. Many pills are already scored to make splitting easier, and the pill-splitting gadgets found in any pharmacy make it easier still. Splitting larger doses is often less expensive than giving single pills of smaller doses but the splitting needs to be accurate for safety. Some of these strategies are no-risk nobrainers, while others (such as splitting doses) are really not to be undertaken without your veterinarians assistance and oversight. And thats really the point, says Khuly. Working with your veterinarian is essential to making sure your pet stays healthy, even as we all work to weather the rough economy.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 HOLISTIC HEALTH NOTEBOOK www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT Superstore$90 off To bring you current, I fell over a dog gate a few weeks ago and landed on my knee. Twice. My knee swelled up, and while it didnt really hurt and I could walk without difficulty, the doctor said I needed to stay off of it. So I tried crutches, unsuccessfully. That brings me to the most recent developments. Since I could not use crutches, I rented a wheelchair. You can have fun in a wheelchair if you dont have to be in one. And I had some fun. My dog Charley, whose gate started this whole thing, could not understand why I was so slow when I took him for a walk. He kept looking back me, saying (in his eyes), Step it up, gramma! I tried getting him to pull me but since he is a mini-dachshund, weighing no more than 11 pounds, that didnt work. I have never realized how many inclines there are in this world. Even the slightest elevation dragged me to a slow stop.The ramp in front of my store was, the first time, a thrill. I paused at the top of the ramp, and then pushed vigorously to get started. My chair and I reached the bottom of the ramp going no less than 25 mph. The wind was whipping my hair. The trees were flying by. I laughed with exhilaration until I looked up and saw my car, dead ahead, just 15 feet away, approaching rapidly. Gravity had not yet started slowing me down. I realized with panic that the braking system was inadequate.My sneakers burned rubber in an attempt to avoid impact. At the last moment, I lifted my good leg and closed my eyes. Fortunately, there is a narrow grassy strip at the edge of the parking lot, just before the car, and it slammed me to a halt, nearly flinging me out of the chair. The good news is, the natural (and OTC) anti-inflammatories are starting to work. I am carolSIMONTACCHI email@example.comThe continuing saga of a banged up knee e ln o u e . i ze d b ra k i na de M r staying off my legs as much as possible. I have eliminated as many dietary proinflammatories as possible (with the exception of some delicious, offending foods at Thanksgiving). The swelling is going down. I have no idea what I will tell the doctor when I see him this week. The only solution I can imagine is a three-month vacation, being waited on hand and foot, leg resting comfortably on a silken pillow. Vacations are very healthy, arent they? Carol is a certified lifestyle educator at the offices of Dr. Alan Gruning in Fort Myers. Gay and Lesbian Chorus will Light the Lights!Festive boats will ply Naples BayThe SWFL Gay and Lesbian Chorus presents its annual holiday concert, Light the Lights! at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. Under the artistic direction of Kevin Halesworth, the chorus will perform songs of long tradition as well as new tunes destined to become holiday favorites. Admission is $18 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. Students with a current school ID are entitled to admission for $10. For more information, call 691-2532, visit www.gaychorus.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Christmas Boat Parade sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County Foundation gets underway at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. The public can watch from Naples City Dock as holiday-clad vessels ply the waters of Naples Bay. Bayview Park, Cove Inn, The Boat House Restaurant, Pinchers Crab Shack, The Dock Restaurant and Riverwalk Restaurant are also great spots to watch the parade. e nt ed 239-261-0346Two showrooms: Naples & Marco Island LIC# CGC043338 Enter to win: Submit your ugliest kitchen photo to www.intercoastalremodeling.com or fax to 239-261-8523 Winner GE GO GREEN appliance package & stainless steel refrigerator )THE UGLIEST KITCHEN CONTEST My ugly kitchen! Grand Prize
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 NEWS A23 Rx email@example.com This pirate I am is factotum, general servant of diverse responsibility and action. But of the many tasks needed to keep our vessel afloat, the fact is that the most essential is that of story telling. What value do you place upon my story telling? I am sure, since you are still reading, that my story telling has some intrinsic value for you. But is the value of the hue one relatively light or shamefully dark? What is your fundamental assumption? The true is most often associated with the light as in bright, visible. And with the heavy, as in weighty and firm. Our words true and tree have the same Old English root that means the firmness of wood, the deeply rooted. So the truth is solid and clear and visible. The truth is locatable and verifiable. Truth is graspable. We say the truth is real, and our word real comes from the Latin res, which means thing. So, like real things, truth is real and really concrete. And the true is valued, taken to be of worth, of strength, of purpose. We trust in this. But trust always involves risk. If MUSINGS there were no risk, trust would not be necessary. Our trusting means that we are inclined, at least in a particular moment, to expect the best from that which is trusted. What is the best that can be expected from the truth? Our trust in the true is based upon the presentation of facts. The word fact originally indicated action, and in the earliest etymology these actions bore the connotation of evil deeds. Like our expression fact of life, harsh circumstances of which we must bear the brunt and sorrow are intimated. It is what it is: Grin and bear it. Or grin and bare it: My story today is that of the Lady Godiva. In doing my obligatory fact check, I find that Lady Godiva was a noblewoman, equestrian, art patron, tax protester, wife of Leofric III, Earl of Mercia. They lived in the 11th century in Coventry. They were both Christian, and founded an abbey. Lady Godiva was particularly devoted to Mary, the pure mother of God. She wanted to emulate the purity of her model. She also wanted to commission a portrait of herself in order to stimulate interest in the arts in the people. She came to realize that the people were not interested in the art scene because they had to spend all their time working just to eat and pay their taxes. Her husband was the person responsible for the high taxation of Lady, Go Dive (Ah!) 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.tion to help her beloved people was more true, more fact, than the lessons on the sexual facts of life that might be impurely gathered in the sight of her merely physical nakedness. So we can imagine her, tall and lovely astride her horse, covered in her long hair and shameless. And pirate that I am, like her, I can do a dance with facts as well. I can turn the street before her into liquid that pulls her under. Lady, go dive! And ah, she goes into the spin she created of her own value and of her own reality. I dream with her that she set herself free to create not only her self-portrait but also new lives of some added flexibility for her people. She does this by becoming boundless, water mixing with water, riding as waves that mix hair and breast and beast and vision. This ever-changing fluid Godiva takes risk and in so doing brings us the best we can expect from the truth. With unashamedly factoid musings, dark and light with the unbearable lightness of Kunderas being, this pirate becomes the ungraspable truer than true. Ah, we are the firmness of no ground and factotum of piracy. o re o ur u m u nt t it d ay my a dy an, f ric t he e re b ey. e d h e r s o h e l e ne e ir ir o n of Rx i hopes to those wh o wearing a emanatin g ho h pe that W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W Wh W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W o kn ow muse. Ma k to creat e also n ew i br T va b r in f r om edly f a w ith t he deras b un g ras p a re th e f actot um everything, including manure. So Lady Godiva begged Leofric to lower the taxes so that the people would not be so burdened by struggle merely to obtain the necessities of life. Leofric was loathe to give up the gains he received from his taxation. So he proposed what he felt was a deal that would guarantee the continuation of his extreme taxation and the benefits that brought him. Knowing his Ladys modesty and devotion to the purest woman Mary, he felt that his suggesting that Godiva ride through the town square stark naked in the middle of the day, in exchange for a decrease in the taxes, would be impossible for her.But little did Leofric realize that the Lady Godiva was a pirate. She was able to tell her own story. For her, the purity of her inten-
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PK Studios housewarming And other business celebrations around town. B8 & 9 Catching up with John Fish Former Daily News publisher is counting his blessings. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 WEEK at-a-glance Coming soonThe Montelena by BCB Homes is under way in Mediterra. B11 When budgets are tight, finding a few quarters and dimes under the couch cushions can feel like winning the lottery. While that change might buy you something off the dollar menu at McDonalds, its satisfaction is far from long lasting. Getting rid of things from your closets and the garage, however, can mean substantial cash. Thats why, during an economic downturn, consignment shops and pawn brokers are busting at the seams with inventory and are some of the few businesses turning a profit. At Hazels Closet in Greentree Plaza, sales are up almost 65 percent over 2007. Business has boomed, says owner Kelly Wood. After just two years in business, Ms. Wood recently expanded her ladies consignment shop from 1,000 square feet to 2,000 square feet. Yet she still turns away 10 wouldbe consigners every day. This year has brought out a lot of first-timers, both consigners and buying customers, Ms. Wood says. While the consigners are looking to make a few dollars off their wardrobe, the buyers frequenting Hazels Closet are there to save a few dollars. With racks of merchandise sporting brand-name retailers and designers from Armani and Banana Republic to Chicos and Talbots, shoppers can outfit themselves in quality clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories without spending top dollar. People have lived beyond theirConsignment, pawn shops boom when the economy goes bust People have lived beyond their means for a long time. Now theyre getting smart about shopping. Kelly Wood SEE SHOP, B10 First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (in organization), a independent community bank planning to open in Naples in January 2009, conducted its initial meeting of shareholders on Dec. 4 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More than 250 shareholders in attendance elected directors, approved organizational matters and received a status report from management regarding the bank. First National Bank of the Gulf Coast will have its headquarters and main banking office at 3560 Kraft Road, just off Pine Ridge Road. A second office will open in March 2009 at 811 Anchor Rode Drive. The bank is being organized by a local group led by Gary L. Tice, chairman and CEO, and Garrett S. Richter, president. Both were involved in the founding of First National Bank of Naples, which grew into one of the states largest independent banks before Fifth Third Bank acquired it in 2005. Our vision is to build the dominant community-based financial institution in Southwest Florida, committed to superior customer service, financial performance, community and state involvement, shareholder return and employee satisfaction, Mr. Tice said. To date, First National Bank of the Gulf Coast has sold more than 3.7 million shares of common stock to more than 800 shareholders. The bank is continuing to accept subscriptions for additional shares. This initial public offering will be terminated either on March 12, 2009 or when the maximum subscription of 4.32 million shares are sold. By an overwhelming majority, shareholders elected the following board of directors (the directors have been divided into classes with terms spread First National Bank of the Gulf Coast shareholders meet, elect directorsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE BANK, B7 ALYSIA SHIVERS _____________________news@ oridaweekly.comSecond time around FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOS Kelly Wood, owner of Hazels Closet A ranch mink coat is $2,250 at Rodeo Shelves at First Pawn filled with electric drills and various tools Tiffany & Co. silver bracelet and baby rattle at First Pawn
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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.T he arc of John Fishs newspaper career took a precipitous dip in July of last year with the announcement that he was resigning as publisher of the Naples Daily News after only three years in the job. The stated reason for the surprising departure was that Mr. Fish wished to pursue other professional opportunities. Neither the newspaper nor Mr. Fish has seen fit to amplify on tha t boilerplate explanation, leaving it to bloggers and media gossips to fill in the blanks with a variety of theories some that are favorable to Mr. Fish and many that are not. In general, the lines of attack on Mr. Fish portrayed him as a trendy, cost-cutting martinet who was obsessed with technological advancement at the expense of traditional newsgathering, while his supporters saw him as a forward-thinking manager who was laid low by a corporate maelstrom. For his part, Mr. Fish kept his counsel and moved on, offering himself as a consultant to newspapers and businesses that seek to flourish in the age of the Internet. Technology had been his specialty at the Daily News and at other newspapers at which he had worked, and he had become something of a guru in that field. Even the Daily News, in announcing his leaving, noted that he had acquired an international reputation for being an innovator in online news. To his delight, Mr. Fish found a number of publications and businesses were eager for his services. And so, on March 5 of this year, Mr. Fish, who is 50 years old, was in fine spirits as he drove along I-75, headed for the airport and a business trip to Philadelphia. Things seemed to be coming together again. But then the oddest thing happened: Mr. Fishs body his right side, to be precise simply shut down. Yeah, it happened right there on I-75, he recalls. The right side of my body froze. I kept control of the car, but I had to slow down. It lasted for about 30 seconds and then I was ok. I thought it was a quirk. This strange sensation continued to come and go over the next few days. Finally, Mr. Fishs wife, Juan, insisted on taking him to an emergency room. That was on a Wednesday evening. The quirks were actually seizures, doctors explained, and by Friday Mr. Fish was undergoing almost seven hours of surgery on his brain. It was a fairly large tumor, Mr. Fish says. But good news was that it was a slowgrowing tumor. Since the operation, hes been treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Although the treatments are draining, he has remained strong and confident throughout, and the tumor has not increased in size. Ill have to say that I am very proud that Ive been out of town six times on business since the operation, he says. While the prognosis is hopeful and everything is looking good, Mr. Fish readily acknowledges that he faces a struggle. Yet he continues to be enthusiastic about his consulting work, which has landed him clients in places like Savannah, Philadelphia, Arkansas and his home state of North Carolina. All the companies I work for have been very kind, and they know what Im going through, he says, adding he has reduced his work over the past few months. Hes quick to note that not all of his clients are newspapers. I work with nonmedia companies as well, and the majority of the time Im working with them in the area of Internet sales, he explains. As a consultant, he continues to preach that newspapers his true love must evolve or face extinction. I dont think most newspapers have any idea where theyre headed, he says. They just know its all up in the air. The new thinking requires that everyone at a newspaper shift their thinking about the Internet and other media. He offers for sale, to clients and nonclients as well, a 600-page manual that he says outlines where newspapers need to be five years from now. In addition to his consulting duties, Mr. Fish is a blogger (johnjfish.com), which allows him to post updates about his health and business affairs. Although he made his name on the business side of newspapers, he began as a reporter, and his blog reveals him to be a graceful writer of considerable wit and insight.I enjoy the writing; its a release, he says. Mr. Fishs future is speculative on several levels. There are the health concerns and the business considerations, and it is uncertain if he will remain in Naples for the long term. He and Juan hope to stay in Naples until the younger of their two daughters, who is a high school sophomore, graduates. I know it sounds clich, but I swear its true. I count my blessings every single day. Every day. Im a lucky man. BUSINESS PROFILE Former newsman counts his blessings, every dayJohn FishBY BILL CORNWELL ____________________news@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 James Myers is a new sales association with Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Originally from Fort Wright, Ky., Mr. Meyers has three years of real estate experience in Florida. Prior to joining Downing-Frye, he worked for family companies in property management and operations. A resident of Naples since 2005, he specializes in residential and commercial sales as well as commercial rental properties. He is a member of the Florida and National Associations of Realtors and the real estate organization BEAR.Jim Grapengeter was the sales leader and Mary Ann Cooper the listing leader in the Naples office of Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., for the month of November. In the Bonita Springs office, Jesse McGreevy was sales leader and Max Lummis was the listing leader for November. Gary Baird has joined The Moran Asset Management Group of Wachovia Securities as a financial consultant. In his new position, Mr. Baird will introduce financial advisors within the Wachovia enterprise throughout the Midwest to The Moran Asset Management Group. He will also support sales efforts by conducting product and service presentations and producing client proposals. Mr. Baird earned his bachelors degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and his M.B.A. from Xavier University. He has more than 17 years of experience including positions with National City Bank/NatCity Investments, Fifth Third Securities, Inc., and most recently as managing director for Champaign Investment Company in Columbus, Ohio. He holds numerous securities registrations, including Series 7, Series 8, Series 24, Series 63 and Series 65. Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dwight E. Brock announces that for 22 consecutive years, the Finance and Accounting Department has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The clerks office received the award for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ending Sept. 30, 2007. The CAFR includes the financial statements for the Clerk of Courts, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Sheriffs Office and the Board of County Commissioners. lier this year. Ms. Sakmar is in charge of implementing programs that have come to be associated with the Juniper Village name and will also oversee renovations that are planned as part of the change in ownership. She has more than 12 of experience in the industry, running communities and as a marketing director. The Education Foundation of Collier County has received the highest rating, four stars, from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator. The fourstar rating is achieved by only 25 percent of all evaluated charities, indicates that The Education Foundation is operating in the most fiscally responsible way. Co-chairs of the foundation are Todd Bradley and Sharon Treiser; president is Susan McManus. Gary Pickel has received the Outstanding Leadership Award for the 2008 Collier Start! Heart Walk from the American Heart Association of Southwest Florida. Mr. Pickel is a past chair and long-time volunteer with the AHA. The Collier Start! Heart Walk, held in Cambier Park on Nov. 1, raised more than $370,000 for vital heart and stroke research. Dr. Lois Bolin, strategic advisor to Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County and Naples Backyard History, recently attended the 10th Annual Cultural and Heritage Tourism Alliance Conference in Palm Beach County.Scott Koenig, senior vice president and commercial lending team leader for Colonial Bank in Lee and Collier counties, has received the National Silver Medallion from the Boys and Girls Club of America. The award was presented at the Boys and Girls Club of Lee Countys annual dinner and installation on Nov. 19. It recognizes Mr. Koenig for his outstanding and extraordinary service to youth through his involvement with the Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Koenig is completing his first year of a two-year term as president of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Lee County.Club in Palm Beach. Developers and builders from several countries in Central and South America, as well as Europe and the Middle East attended the meeting to address global issues and to recognize outstanding projects and professionals in the real estate industry. Spectrum Contracting, a state-certified general contractor offering diversified specialty services, took the top honors in the painting category. Erin A. Sakmar has been named executive director for Juniper Village at Naples (formerly Encore Senior Living). Juniper Communities purchased the property earSpectrum Contracting and owners Jim and Crissy Spadorcia were recognized at the Developers and Builders Alliance Community Advancement Awards ceremony at the Mar-a-Lago ON THE MOVE sound advice. Skinny black ties. The black keys.How e-marketing helped make a black president.Skinny black ties. The black keys.How e-marketing helped make a black president.Skinny black ties. The black keys.How e-marketing helped make a black president. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 BUSINESS MEETINGS The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida holds its monthly Breakfast and Business from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the Community Room at Robb & Stucky in Fort Myers. Bagels and lox will be served at 7:30 a.m.; the business meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Guest speaker Adam Sewall, president of T3Com, will discuss growing your business with basic and advanced telecom services. Breakfast meetings are held on the second Friday of the month. Attendance is free for JBN members and $10 for non-members. RSVP by calling 4337708 or by e-mailing email@example.com. The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau holds its next Advisory Roundtable meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 12, at Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort.RSVP to Kelly Green at kellygreen@ colliergov.net. The American Business Womens 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. The Young Professionals of Naples and Chanel at Saks Fifth Avenue invite women-only to Champagne at Chanel from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops. Donations are encouraged for the Shelter for Abused Women and Children. Chanel makeup artists will demonstrate techniques, and make-up gift bags will be given to those who attend. Hors doeuvres will be from Brio Restaurant. The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association presents PR University 2009: Weathering the Storm. a one-day seminar for public relations professionals from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Hodges University in Fort Myers. Public relations professionals from throughout Florida will share their insights and innovations about crisis management, surviving tough economic times and fool-proofing your career in a series of dynamic, fast-paced presentations. Attendees will also hear from a lively keynote speaker and participate in a crisis-related tabletop exercise. To register or find more information, visit www.fpraswfl.org. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. 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The ability to provide trust services, arguably the most intimate of all financial services, is a significant and natural extension of TIBs private banking and investment management capabilities, said Thomas J. Longe, chairman and CEO of TIB Financial Corp. Earlier in the year TIB enhanced its efforts to serve the affluent market through the acquisition of Naples Capital Advisors and the hiring of a team of local, established private bankers. Naples Capital Advisors is headed by Michael H. Morris. In addition to leading Naples Capital Advisors, Mr. Morris is an executive vice president of TIB Bank and is responsible for trust and private banking services. Our TIB private bankers and trust officers will work closely with their Naples Capital Advisors colleagues to provide integrated and customized banking, investment management and trust services, he said. Mindi McClure, principal of The Bear Companies, an Arlington, Va.-based investment and merchant banking firm focused on the financial services and real estate industries, said, Its encouraging that TIB is investing in a new line of business at a time when other banks and financial institutions are retrenching. TIB Financial Corp. has approximately $1.6 billion in total assets and 20 full-service banking offices throughout the Florida Keys, Homestead, Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Venice and Sebring. Naples Capital Advisors, Inc. has approximately $91 million of assets under advisement. The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida P ublic R elations Association presents PR University 2009: Weathering the Storm, a one-day seminar for public relations professionals, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Hodges University in Fort Myers. Weathering the storm is not a seasonal occurrence for public relations professionals in fact, it can be a way of life. At PR University 2009, public relations professionals from throughout Florida will share their insights and innovations about crisis management, surviving tough economic times and fool-proofing your career in a series of dynamic, fastpaced presentations. Attendees will also hear a lively keynote speaker and participate in a crisis-related tabletop exercise. Joe Hice, APR, associate vice president of public relations for the University of Florida, will give the keynote address on The Shock Heard round the World: A Viral Media Storm. Other sessions include: Social Media at Your Fingertips, presented by Chris Gent, vice president of corporate communications for the Kissimmee Utility Authority Where Do I Go From Here? a panel discussion with Kara Winton, APR, CPRC, account manager at Priority Marketing; Pam Nulman, APR, public information specialist for Edison State College; and Susan Johnson, general manager of the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 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Many longtime droppers book dates with Ms. Martin a year at a time, much like some women do with hairstylists. Sonja Tilley, owner of Audreys Attic on 10th Street North, reports an influx of new consigners at her shop. They must be cleaning out their closets to help get along in this economy, she says. The constant turnover in inventory keeps buying clientele coming in, too. Its like Christmas in here every day, Ms. Tilley says about the two-story shop that has furniture and household collectibles, jewelry and contemporary and vintage clothes. And even though the economy is suffering, she adds, designer names like St. John, Escada and Versace are always big sellers at Audreys Attic.A shift in clienteleKen Egan, district manager at Capital Pawn, finds business these days to be a balancing act between buyers and sellers. More product coming in the door than going out means Mr. Egan has to be careful not to take in too much inventory. With eight locations throughout the southern half of Florida, however, including three in Naples, Capital Pawn has the ability to ship items to any of its stores in order to keep inventory at reasonable levels. Meanwhile, Eric Solomon, owner of First Pawn on Airport Road South, finds himself being a little more selective on items. Two items that he and Mr. Egan agree they have in abundance are gold jewelry and tools. With the escalating price of gold, its understandable that people are selling their precious pieces for cash. Hand and power tools, on the other hand, are flooding the shelves because of the slowdown in construction. The benefit of a pawn shop is that the payout is instantaneous. And, except for jewelry, patrons can expect to receive as much as 30 percent of the items value in cash, Mr. Egan said. Unique to this particular economy is the clientele frequenting pawn shops. At Capital Pawn and First Pawn, more middleand upper-class customers, segments of the population these shops do not normally see, are bringing things in. Small-business owners who need to make payroll are coming in monthly, and real estate brokers are regulars, too.The shift in clientele also means these stores are buying better goods. Traditionally we see average type goods and every now and then we get a cherry piece, Mr. Solomon says. Today we are seeing a lot of both. On the flip side, customers coming into First Pawn to buy have tapered off substantially. The hope is that sales will pick up as the holiday season progresses. Those that want to buy the television or the diamond ring but cant afford to spend $500 can pick up the same thing here for $150, Mr. Egan says.Everybody loves a good deal, Mr. Solomon adds, and there are values to be had in any secondary marketplace.The online alternativeAt iSold It of Southwest Florida, store owner Dale Phillips is also seeing an increase in inventory, especially from homeowners who are downsizing and business owners who are liquidating. He cites one customer who brought in 1,300 items from a store liquidation, and a homeowner who brought in 400 things. Mr. Phillips is even helping the YMCA liquidate the teddy bears it inherited when it purchased the Teddy Bear Museum. Different from pawn and consignment shops, iSold It, with locations in Naples and Bonita Springs, places your items on eBay and, once the item sells, Mr. Phillips mails you a check. While there is definitely more product these days, Mr. Phillips tries not to take items that will sell for less than $50. Of course, when dealing with eBay, theres always the possibility that bidding will not exceed $50. This is a service business, he says. People can (sell their things on eBay) themselves, but with our high rating and because we are a brick-and-mortar store, we typically get 30 percent higher for an item. On the flip side, however, hes noticed a considerable slowdown in bidding, and those who are bidding are starting at a lower price point. There are more value buyers out there, he notes. Other quick-cash alternatives include garage sales, newspaper classified ads and online sites like Craigslist. Consignment shops, pawn shops and eBay sellers, however, can alleviate the hassle of fielding phone calls, placing costly advertisements and haggling over low-ball offers. SHOPFrom page 1FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTO Miriam Walser and Judy Johnson at Rodeo Businesses featured in this article>>AUDREYS ATTIC 104 10th. St. N., 403-8322 >>CAPITAL PAWN 1933 Davis Blvd., 774-7775 3615 Thomasson Drive, 775-4100 5565 Golden Gate Parkway, 455-3247 >>FIRST PAWN 889 Airport Road S., 434-7296 >>HAZELS CLOSET 2400 Immokalee Road, Ste. 6, 598-1960 >>I SOLD IT OF SWF 2122 Tamiami Trail N., 213-0202 >>RODEO UPSCALE CONSIGNMENT 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd ., Ste 115, 5981222
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When completed, it will result in the hydrologic and ecological restoration of 160 acres of cypress wetland and marsh using highly treated reclaimed water. Ultimate public use facilities will include hiking trails, boardwalks, information kiosks and overlooks. Initiated in June 2005, the Ave Maria water and wastewater utility was completed in August 2006 at a cost of nearly $19,000,000. The project has also been awarded grants totaling approximately $900,000 from the South Florida Water Management District for its innovative, 100 percent wastewater reuse system. DBIA is an association of leaders in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to achieve high performance projects. The associations annual award winners exemplify the principles of interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation and problem-solving that characterizes design-build delivery, often breaking new ground in their approach and accomplishments. Entrance to the Town of Ave Maria is at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais roads in eastern Collier County. At its build out, the 4,000-acre town will have 11,000 residences. For more information, call 262-2600 or visit www.avemaria.com. Design-Build Institute recognizes Ave Maria Utility Company Lola and Al Moore Serving your real estate needs in Southwest Florida NAPLES
Bonita Bay Group has opened The Brooks Executive Suites in the Town Center of The Brooks in Bonita Springs. The suites are on Coconut Road, between U.S. 41 and I-75. Bonita Bay Group has its corporate offices on the second floor. Shortand long-term leases are available on spaces from 120 square feet to 1,000 square feet. Wireless Internet and conference rooms are provided, and access to a fitness center, private restaurant and receptionist services are available. The Brooks Executive Suites also offer virtual offices that provide mail and phone service and the use of conference rooms. For leasing information, call Philippe Fregeau, general manager, at 405-6300 or visit www.BrooksExecutiveSuites. com. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 BUSINESS B15 Construction completed at Snook Bight Marina Bonita Bay Group introduces The Brooks Executive Suites WWW.THEMOORINGSESTATEHOMES.COM Herman Strackbein Construction, Inc. has completed the Snook Bight Yacht Club and Marina on Fort Myers Beach. On 3 acres at Marker 27 on Estero Bay, the full-service marina project included 58,000 square feet of construction. While the marina maintained full operations, HSC constructed a state-ofthe-art dry stack boat storage building rising five stories high and housing 201 boat racks, a boat sales showroom, service building, elevated pool and spa, club room, elevated restaurant over parking, locker and laundry facilities, waterside promenade, fuel dock and ships store. A pedestrian bridge connects the club amenity level to the restaurant level. Environmentally friendly elements include a storm drainage and water recycling system, clerestory windows, motion sensor lighting, bicycle racks and showers. Native plants were used in the landscaping.McHarris Planning & Design of Bonita Springs provided architectural services.Led by partners David Herman and Todd Strackbein, Herman Strackbein Construction, Inc., has more than 40 years of experience constructing quality projects throughout Florida. For more information, call 593.5200 or visit the company website at www.HSConstruction.net. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Ambassadors of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Bonita Bay Group employees celebrated the opening of The Brooks Executive Suites. Left to right: Mike Wobrock, Bob Dipesa, Meredith Parsons, Karen Hildebrand, Amy Smith, Phyllis Britton, Rick Safron, Darlene Derrig, Laura Agnew, Philippe Fregeau, Donna Collins, Roxanne Voss, Karen Tarpin and Jeannette Kiekbusch.COURTESY PHOTO Snook Bight Marina
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 BAYFRONT 239.434.8770 FIFTH AVENUE 239.643.3006 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES PREMIERSARASOTA NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM E MIE SA RSA RAS RAS OTA OTA BONITASPRINGS.COM TIBURON ESCADA Three master suites, 2 guest rooms, each with bath. Gym, home theater, elevator and golf views. A Christie s Great Estates Property.$5,950,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 TWIN EAGLES Magnicent 10,787 total SF country estate on an expansive lot overlooking lake and golf course. Four bedrooms plus den.$4,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY GOLF CLUB Two-story, 5 bedroom plus den estate of over 7,000 SF. Private guest cabana, billiards room and lake/golf views.$4,750,000 Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494 OPEN SUN. 1-4 TIBURON ESCADA 2573 Escada Drive Golf course estate with over 6000 SF 6 bedrooms, family room, and resortstyle pool overlooking waterfalls and 15th hole. $4,750,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 QUAIL CREEK Over 8,000 SF, all 4 bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular pool with spa, waterfall and slide. Fantastic sights. $2,950,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 VINEYARDS TERRACINA Custom estate on 1.5 lots. Double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater, billiard room, wine cellar .$2,799,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB Clive Christian gourmet kitchen, replaces, elevator, ofces, 3 guest suites. Three-car garage and A/C workshop, pool.$2,399,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 TIBURON SERAFINA This 4 bedroom plus den is sited on premium lot and views fairway. V enetian plaster, hardwood oors and private pool/spa.$2,275,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420HEDGESTONE Four bedrooms, 5 bathrooms plus a den in this furnished home. Enjoy views of lake, golf course. Three-car garage.$1,699,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK Courtyard home with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Family room with bookshelves and sliding ladder. W onderful views over lake.$1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB Spacious home with 4 bedrooms, a study and 3.5 baths. Remodeled master bath, crown mouldings and brick paver lanai pool area.$1,199,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS On golf course, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family room with replace, freshly painted, renovated pool. Membership required.$1,175,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770 OLDE CYPRESS Mediterranean inspired courtyard home features tile/wood ooring, heated pool and outdoor bar. Golf, tennis and more.$1,050,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES Tranquil lakefront setting with southern exposure. Fantastic design with volume ceilings and spacious lanai.$599,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN #101 Stunning fairway, lake and preserve views. Classy 3 bedroom, 18 tile oors, granite kitchen, designer furniture.$449,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 STONEBRIDGE SHOREHAM VILLAS Sunset views over fairway and lake. Peaceful villa with a double garage and 10 foot ceilings. Golf membership included.$485,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 VINEYARDS VISTA POINTE #1503 Open spaces, high ceilings, southern exposure and expansive golf views. Neutral colors, tiled living area and storm shutters.$559,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111GOLF COTTAGES Great views of the golf course. Two-story home offers 2 master bedrooms with 3rd bedroom used as a den.$575,00015608 Whitney Lane Cheerful 4 bedroom villa with heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, golf course and lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub.$769,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879KENSINGTON GARDENS 2964 Gardens Blvd Custom-designed estate home has wonderful golf course view. Plan ows to pool. Custom kitchen, granite counters.$975,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731STRADA BELLA 3084 Strada Bella Court Golf course view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$969,000 | Ray Couret | 293-58992925 Lone Pine Lane Upgraded 3 bedroom plus den custom home with over 2,600 SF under air. Brick paved pool/spa, outdoor kitchen and preserve views.$649,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921EGRET COVE 3048 Olde Cove Way Two bedroom plus den with golf course views. Volume ceilings, expanded garage, and enlarged screened lanai with room for pool.$449,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921SHOREHAM VILLAS 1826 Leamington Lane Two bedroom plus den villa w/golf club membership. Double garage, private pool and 10 foot ceilings. No neighbors above.$425,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041WILLOW BEND 1930 Willowbrook Bend Circle #204 A two bedroom condominium with golf course and lake view. Offered furnished. Eastern exposure on the lanai.$399,000 | Otto Becker & Keith Alexander | 263-8038 & 250-5156MIDDLEBURG 2140 Alberdeen Lane #101 Play Golf? Mint condition 3-bedroom coach home on the 12th tee. Spacious sun-drenched lanai. Dream kitchen.$365,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161EDEN 5893 Paradise Circle #27 Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom courtyard home featuring 2,157 SF, 2-car garage and private heated pool/spa.$549,900 | Leah D. Ritchey/Marlene Abbott-Barber | 594-9494 BOLERO 2655 Bolero Dr. #2 Wonderful waterscape and lake view from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Large screened lanai. Private elevator.$650,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4CASTILLO III 2851 Tiburon Blvd. E. #101 Luxurious living awaits with crown moulding, tray ceilings and granite kitchen. Gracious master. Preserve views.$589,900 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678BRAMBLE POINTE 11824 Bramble Court This like-new home has 3 bedrooms plus den and loft, and offers a spacious oor plan for all your family and guests.529,000 | Susan DeShong | 253-3434VALLEY OAK 241 Silverado Drive Great opportunity for this 3 bedroom plus den home! Private pool area, outdoor shower and separate pool bath.$499,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VINTAGE RESERVE 693 Vintage Reserve Circle #16 Watch the sunrise from your eastern exposure 40 lanai. Meticulous condition. Three private suites plus den.$420,000 | Kristin Mikler | 370-6292GOLF COTTAGES 250 Edgemere Way East Gorgeous lake, golf and wooded views! Plantation shutters, white wood oors and security system. $475,000GOLF COTTAGES 16 Golf Cottage Drive Charming 2 bedroom plus den on cul-de-sac and overlooks golf course. Updated ooring, 2-car garage.$350,000WATER OAKS 32 Water Oaks Way Charming two-story villa views golf course and meandering stream. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and loft. Immaculate.$349,900COMMONS 200 Wyndemere Way #303 Furnished 3 bedroom with large tiled lanai overlooks golf/lake. New furniture in living/dining room.$325,000 COURTSIDE COMMONS 607 Courtside Drive Contemporary and dramatic! All new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, hardwood oors.$299,900 OPEN SUN. 1-4 AMBLEWOOD 125 Amblewood Lane Warm and welcoming villa offers 2 bedrooms plus den. Picturesque view of the 4th green. 2-car garage.$360,000 OPEN SUN. 1-4 WYNDEMEREA Perfect Golf and Tennis Community Membership required Kathryn Hurvitz 434-8770 will assist you. OLDE CYPRESS THESTRAND TIBURON TWINEAGLES KENSINGTON AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB VINEYARDS THE STRAND THE LINKS Custom-built home with 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths overlooks the 4th fairway. V olume ceilings, pool/spa, and 2-car garage.$725,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:11-5 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Located adjacent to the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, this luxury lifestyle community offers coach homes, villas and custom homes. It boasts Naples only TPC golf course, Buona Vita Club & Spa and an off-site marina. Priced from the $700s.Please call 643-1414 for more information. WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTA Magnicent golf and lake views. Two bedroom plus den with new tile, electric shutters and generator. Membership required.$695,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 434-8770OLDE CYPRESS 2710 Olde Cypress Drive Beautifully landscaped! Impeccably maintained 3 bedroom plus den Ruttenberg home. 2,738 SF A/C, and a 3-car garage. $749,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 NEW LISTING OPENSUN. 1-4 STONEBRIDGE VINEYARDS GLEN LAKE ESTATES Pristine home with lovely heated pool and spa plus expansive lake views. Architectural details and quality throughout.$899,716 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 OLDE CYPRESS SANTA ROSA Long lake and golf course view from this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath. Tropically landscaped pool area. T asteful furnishings.$925,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive (Sales Center) Breathtaking views over Bay Island Golf Course, Estero Bay and the Gulf. An idyllic community devoted to golf courses, parks, natural areas, marina and more! New construction priced from the $800s.Please call 800-311-3622 OPEN MON-SAT: 10-5 & SUN:12-5 TWIN EAGLES WICKLOW Find your hearts desire in this Covington plan with 4 bedrooms, den, 3 baths, pool, spa, 3-car garage. Quality throughout.$940,000 | Melissa Williams/Teresa Rucker | 248-7238 VINEYARDS TERRACINA Wonderful estate home 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and golf course views from screened lanai with heated pool and spa. Three-car garage.$1,420,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 TWIN EAGLES This residence features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, limestone oors, wide crown mouldings, summer kitchen, loggia, and replace.$1,999,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLDE CYPRESS DA VINCI ESTATES Fairway views, 4,690 A/C SF, 6 bedrooms, marble/wood oors, pool/spa, summer kitchen, 3-bay garages. Furnished.$2,249,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 TIBURON VENTANA #PH502 Furnished penthouse SW views of preserve and golf course, 3 bedrooms, den, wraparound balcony, wood and tile oors.$1,175,000 | Kathryn Tout/Beverley Dale | 250-3583
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.642.4242 SARASOTA 941.364.4000 GOLFING COMMUNITIES premier properties.com COM NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM CO COM M BONITASPRINGS.COM SERENA 3181 Aviamar Circle #102 Spacious 3 bedroom plus library/den residence with design upgrades, beautiful cabinetry and ooring. Enjoy the best lake views.$699,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548MALLARDS LANDING 8532 Mallards Point Two bedroom plus den, furnished. Imported cabinets, granite counters and more. Innity-edge pool with wide lake view.$749,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CRANBERRY CROSSING 9100 Cherry Oaks Trail Furnished 3 bedroom home with views of lake, heated pool, security system, central vacuum, tile throughout and granite.$695,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851CAPISTRANO 2810 Capistrano Way Tropical lake views from this 3 bedroom plus study, elegant home. Pool/spa with new lanai screening. Furnished.$2,195,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-24241609 Chinaberry Way Custom home overlooks 18th hole. Soaring ceilings, marble, cast stone columns, cherry cabinets. Pool/spa. $2,099,000 | Angie White | 821-6722ESTUARY 1319 Noble Heron Way Magnicent master suite, sitting area, large wood oor study and outdoor entertaining. Views over creek. Furnished.$2,400,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424ESTUARY 1335 Noble Heron Way Exceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with SubZero and Dacor appliances. Lake and golf course views.$2,199,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ESTUARY Stunning 4 bedroom plus den residence with lake and golf course views. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen, replace, pool/spa.$5,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS Furnished home with 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, private elevator 2-car attached garaged plus 2-car detached garage. Covered lanai.$5,975,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS ESTUARY Furnished. Marble and wood oors, wine cellar, media room, lanai, replace and outdoor kitchen. Lake/golf views.$5,895,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ESTUARY Elegant home with 5 bedrooms, private 2story guest cabana with suites, theatre room surrounded by full bar library .$5,500,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS Four bedroom estate blends luxury with comfort. Designed for a discerning buyer A Christie s Great Estates Property.$3,999,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS Elegant estate with 4 bedrooms plus den, double crown moulding, plantation shutters, custom mirrors and replace. Pool/spa.$3,595,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ESTATES This 4 bedroom plus den features columns, tray ceilings, marble ooring and stone replace. Custom pool/spillover spa.$3,190,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GREY OAKS 1655 Chinaberry Court This estate home has 2 oors with sunsets from the lakeside lanai with an innity-edge pool and outdoor kitchen. $2,895,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GREY OAKS LERMITAGE 2618 Lermitage Lane Elegant end residence with lake, golf course views. An upstairs sitting room, large balcony, two guest rooms. $1,795,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Former model decorated by Agostinos Design Group and on a oversized corner lot. Three bedroom plus den, 3200+ A/C SF.$1,780,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LESINA #2005 Stunning Bay and Gulf views! Finished by Foxworthys Interiors. Brazilian walnut wood and Turkish marble ooring. $1,299,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 NEW LISTING FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO Mediterranean-style home with innity pool overlooking the lake. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths including a casita for guests.$1,295,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO Former model, decorated in classic Mediterranean style. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, oversized lanai with lake views.$1,250,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LESINA #1806 Home in the sky, 180-degree views of Marco and Ten Thousand Islands from 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Top-rate amenities.$1,250,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS POINT Two-story 5 bedroom plus loft home. Wide lake views. Pool and spa with waterfall. Cathedral ceilings, marble and bamboo oors.$1,050,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW Turnkey furnished, custom 3 bedroom plus den with open oor plan, granite counters and oversized pool/spa waterfall.$995,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW Beautifully decorated Lundstrom home. Heated pool/spa, built-in grill, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths and oversize garage.$949,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SERANO #PH2106 Penthouse with breathtaking views in 3 directions, 3 bedrooms, and over 2,500 total SF. Wraparound lanai.$899,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA #201 Brand new 3 bedroom plus den with long lake views. Granite counters, and stainless appliances. T urnkey furnished.$895,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA #201 Furnished luxury coach home. Private elevator, 3,000+ SF under air 3 bedrooms plus den, and 2-car garage.$829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176VARENNA 9202 Museo Circle #104 Outstanding fountain and lake views. Very private. Fully furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner coach home.$695,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851ESTATES 2922 Indigobush Way Custom builders personal home. Southern exposure 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 half-baths, Koi pond, sauna, and stone replace.$4,149,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 NEW LISTINGESTATES 2610 Bulrush Lane Custom-built home recently remodeled with maple ooring, custom cabinetry and granite counters. Pool and spa. Furnished.$2,950,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800MONTREUX 3745 Montreux Lane #204 Stunning lake and golf course views from this impeccable 4 bedroom coach home. Decorated and furnished.$585,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545SERENA 3195 Serenity Court #101 A brand new residence with a lake view. This coach home offers 3 bedrooms plus den and family room, 3 baths.$689,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CASCADA 9042 Cascada Way #102 Panoramic golfand water views! Three bedroom plus study with coffered ceilings and expanded kitchen. $689,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545VARENNA 9221 Museo Circle #204 The best of everything: granite, stainless appliances and tile. Over 3,000 SF under air, and long lake views.$675,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SERENA 3202 Serenity Court #201 Turnkey furnished luxury 2nd oor corner residence overlooking the lake. Spacious plan with 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths.$649,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MONTREUX 3715 Montreux Lane #101 Fully upgraded corner coach home with stunning golf/lake views. Granite countertops, custom millwork, replace.$599,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176ESTUARY 1369 Noble Heron Way This 3 bedroom plus study, 3.5 bath villa overlooks lake and fairway. Faux paint, marble ooring. Pool and spa. Furnished.$2,099,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ESTUARY 1306 Noble Heron Way Elegant yet comfortable, clean and open oor plan with 3 bedrooms, a den and 3.5 baths. Offered furnished.$2,000,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ESTUARY 1326 Noble Heron Way Almost-new 4,000 SF former model with Saturnia marble oors, gas replace, vaulted ceilings and pool/spa. Furnished.$1,990,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424AVILA 2579 Twinflower Lane Long golf/lake views, 3 bedroom plus den and loft, A/C garage and pool/spa. A Christies Great Estates Property.$1,595,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678AVILA 2667 Caladium Way Furnished 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with lake and golf course views, faux nished ceilings and walls and wide crown mouldings.$1,495,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420TERRA VERDE 2396 Terra Verde Lane Custom oor plan creates a wonderful and spacious family room/den. Meticulously kept. Picturesque, quiet enclave.$799,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678AVERSANA 1060 Borghese Lane #403 Stunning McIlvane Bay, Gulf and golf views! Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished 3 bedroom with 2,625 SF A/C.$649,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 FIDDLERS CREEK MENAGGIO A luxury coach home on the ground oor overlooking a lake with 3 bedrooms plus den, family room and living room.$775,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK VARENNA #201 Outstanding residence with private elevator, over 3,000 SF AC, 3 bedrooms plus den, and spacious lanai. Furnished.$650,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SERANO #406 Furnished corner residence with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and preserve views. Social room, theatre room, pool, spa, exercise room.$595,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:11-5 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Located adjacent to the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, this luxury lifestyle community offers coach homes, villas and custom homes. It boasts Naples only TPC golf course, Buona Vita Club & Spa and an off-site marina. Priced from the $700s.Please call 643-1414 for more information. FIDDLERS CREEK GREYOAKS HAMMOCK BAYGOLF & COUNTRY CLUB GREYOAKS FIDDLERS CREEK FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA This 4 bedroom plus study home features ne woodwork, stone replace, pool, spa, tray and vaulted ceilings.$2,500,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 GREY OAKS PALM ISLAND Gracious home with 180 degrees of breathtaking water and golf views from most rooms. Custom design 4 bedrooms, den/study .$2,490,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS This 3 bedroom plus den residence features marble ooring, 11-16ceilings, wet bar and granite counters. Pool/spa.$2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ESTATES Impressive custom-built home that has been recently remodeled. Lanai with pool/spa/outdoor kitchen. Expansive lake/golf views.$2,795,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800
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Premier Properties>$400,0001C $410,000 Chateaumere Royale 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.3C $495,000 FAIRWINDS Catherine Backos 239-947-0040 Pegasus Realty Group, Inc. Daily 10-5>$500,0001D $549,000 VILLAS OF PELICAN BAY 6620 Trident Way Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., 1-42D $595,000 CALAIS IN PELICAN BAY 7032 Pelican Bay Blvd. #104 Nancy Kreisler 239.784.1460 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Nov. 1-43D Pelican Marsh: 1895 Les Chateaux Blv d. #202 Bridgette Foster Amerivest 239-253-8001 $649,000 >$700,0001E TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East From $700,000 Call 643-1414 Premier Properties Mon.Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 11-5 2E $700,000> 2400 Grey Oaks Dr. N 239.262-5557 Grey Oaks3E PELICAN BAY BREAKWATER 815 Bentwater Circle #101 $729,000 Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk 777-3899. 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THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.643.3006 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.642.4242 SARASOTA 941.364.4000 premier properties.com COM NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM CO COM M BONITASPRINGS.COM GOLFING MEDITERRA CORTILE t Dynamic furnished model overlooks green. Nearly 5,500 SF under air interior and exterior replaces, wood ooring.$4,650,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266PADOVA t An extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF panoramic golf views and is also a certied Florida Green Home.$5,250,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420IL CORSINI t Custom 2-story 5 bedroom home. Fairway views. Stone ooring, 11-14 ceilings. Summer kitchen, pool/spa. A Christies Great Estates Property.$5,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420RAVELLO t One-of-a-kind estate! Lake and golf views, 2-level cabana suite, 2 wine cellars, media room and garage parking for 7 cars.$7,500,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 IL TREBBIO t Four bedroom plus den with luxurious attention to detail, open oor plan, and tantalizing outdoor living area. A Christie s Great Estates Property .$3,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 IL TREBBIO t 16041 Trebbio Way This 4 bedroom plus den home features stone ooring, columns, replaces and custom nishes. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,775,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PADOVA t Gracious 4 bedroom plus den furnished home with 7,015 total SF Stone detail, marble ooring, pool, spa and replace.$3,795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MARCELLO t Elegant 2-story, 5 bedroom plus den home. Outdoor kitchen, pool and spa overlooking golf. Impeccably decorated.$4,395,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 MARCELLO t Custom-built 4 bedroom plus den with oversized bedrooms and large bathrooms for each guest suite. Lanai with summer kitchen.$2,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VERONA t Beautiful 4 bedroom custom-built home overlooks preserve. Family room, den/study replace. Pool and outdoor replace.$3,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 RAVELLO t 14915 Celle Way Residence with 4 bedrooms plus study 5.5 baths. Loggia with summer kitchen and replace. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PADOVA t Comfortable elegance in this 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath estate home with volume ceilings and marble ooring. Pool/spa.$3,499,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AMARONE t Brand new custom 4 bedroom plus study home built to take advantage of a long lake view Contemporary pool. Furnished.$2,750,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266IL TREBBIO t Magnicent estate home on a 3/4 acre golfview lot. Spacious with 4 bedrooms plus den. Reasonable offers considered.$2,880,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883IL TREBBIO t Tuscan-style 4 bedroom home with stone ooring, loft and stone replace. Pool/spa overlooking the golf course. Furnished.$2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VERONA t Stunning 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath home has private and protected preserve views. Private pool, luxurious master suite.$2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BELLEZZA t Capri II plan overlooks fairway. Oversized site, expanded pool/spa area. Interior by Collins & Dupont. Furnished.$1,800,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266AMARONE t Furnished model home with over 3,800 SF, 4 bedrooms plus a study Situated on a lake. Outdoor grill area on the lanai.$2,395,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266AMARONE t Long lake view. Upscale nishes include stone oors, granite countertops, extensive crown mouldings and built-ins.$2,400,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266CELLINI t Furnished by Robb & Stucky. Custom Harbourside home with 4 bedrooms plus a study covered lanai and architectural details.$2,695,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MILAN t 15429 Milan Way Custom-built three bedroom plus den, three and one-half bath villa. A tropical screened outdoor living area and loggia.$1,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 CELEBRITA t 16465 Celebrita Court Former model home by Frey & Sons. Upgrades abound with ooring, mouldings, millwork and painted nishes. Pool/spa.$1,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 FELICITA t 16496 Felicita Court Wonderful lakefront home with southern exposure. Floor -to-ceiling sliders open to pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. $1,699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLALAGO t 18061 Lagos Way Beautifully appointed villa home with gated courtyard. Soaring ceilings and open oor plan. Custom cherry cabinetry $1,325,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MONTEROSSO t Five-star view! Golf, lake and fountain view from upstairs corner 3 bedroom, den, 3 bath residence. Neutral color palette.$795,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210BRENDISI t Beautifully furnished former model with granite counters, stainless appliances, large tile on the diagonal, and faux nishing.$899,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLALAGO t 18081 Lagos Way This 3 bedroom villa features a 3-car side entry garage, granite counters, volume ceilings and crown moulding. Pool/spa. $999,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438VILLORESI t Views beyond open salt water pool/spa. Professional decor integrated sound system, home generator and A/C garage.NOW $1,295,000 | Mitch/SandiWilliams | 370-8879 REDUCED Single Family Homes IL TREBBIO 16017 Trebbio Way Former Landmark model with 70-foot lanai, golf views. Wine room, study, media room,and billiard room. Furnished.$4,495,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 NEW LISTING Condominiums/Villas VILLORESI 15628 Villoresi Way This Mediterranean-style 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa is open to glistening lake and outdoor spaces. Decorator nished.$1,595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VILLORESI 15746 Villoresi Way Tropical setting with screened pool, summer kitchen and outdoor bar. Three bedrooms, 3 baths and over 2,400 SF of living area. $1,297,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4VILLALAGO 18051 Lagos Way Decorated 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath villa-style home. Protected preserve views on 3 sides. Fountain, pool, and spillover spa. $1,289,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PORTA VECCHIO I 16995 Porta Vecchio Way #201 Dramatic lake and golf course views. Elevator and exquisite nishes. Furnished 3 bedroom plus den residence.$799,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 Views of glistening lake. Open plan, tile ooring and a vibrant color palette. Spacious master has lake views.$729,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BRENDISI 29110 Brendisi Way #4102 Three bedroom plus den, 3 bath low-rise residence with views of lake and preserve, custom-built shutters and crown moulding.$619,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Lots VERONA 16987 Verona Lane Privacy plus serenity is afforded on this lot, which overlooks a lake and a natural preserve.$695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VERONA 16984 Verona Lane Choose from one of Mediterras approved builders to build your dream home with private and serene preserve views.$599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MARCELLO 29171 Marcello Way Build the home of your dreams in this beautiful Marcello neighborhood. This lot features preserve and lake views.$595,000 | AngieWhite | 821-6722SERATA 28022 Castellano Way West of Livingston Road with southwest exposure over lake to preserve. Build the home of your dreams on this great site.$595,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266IL TREBBIO 16044 Trebbio Way This estate size site sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with golf course views. 156x 200 x 125 x 252.$499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Condominiums/Villas MILAN t Panoramic fairway views. Stunning three bedroom plus den with 5,036 total SF Outdoor living, pool, spa and summer kitchen.$1,699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BELLEZZA t Unparalleled golf views from this luxurious four bedroom plus den villa. State-of-the-art kitchen and beamed ceilings.$2,350,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AMARONE t Four bedroom plus den with natural light and lake view to preserve. Custom-designed and furnished by an interior designer .$1,975,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 AMARONE t Four bedroom plus den with oversized lanai, replace, chiseled edge stone ooring and granite. Lake to preserve views.$2,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 Lots
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Luxury residences from the $700s to over $7 million.239.262.5557 www.greyoaks.com Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples 800.294.2426ACQUISITIONREADY Terra VerdeLuxury coach home with a beautiful garden setting 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, screened lanai with an elevator, offered furnished Private driveway, close proximity to Terra Verdes tropical pool and spaPriced at $899,000 furnished CapistranoSpectacular 2 story 4 bedroom villa with unobstructed lake to golf course view Classic Mediterranean-style architecture with decorative pre-cast concrete columns and detailing Charming courtyard entry with elegant Mahogany entry door Formal dining and living room with 24 ft. detailed ceiling plan Expansive family room with detailed ceiling Prior modelPriced at $2,500,000 furnished The VeneziaEnjoy breathtaking sunsets from this elegant 4 bedrooms plus den, 4 and one half bath detached villa Only one available in the desired Venezia neighborhood Water & double fairway view Double crown moldings, 12 baseboards, marble flooring, steam shower in the master bath, outdoor kitchen, and marble pavers on Lanai Priced at $2,395,000 furnished 3 Bedrooms, 3 and one half baths, Mediterranean style villa Mahogany door entry leads to dramatic 14-foot high oval foyer with view of pool & lanai Living areas feature pocketing walls of glass, double crown moldings, and 12-inch baseboards Butlers pantry between dining room and kitchen Neighborhood features Mediterranean fountains, cobblestone brick streets and drivewaysPriced at $1,239,000 furniture neg. Avila Terra VerdeThis Spacious Mediterranean coach home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms European style cabinets and granite counter tops are found in this beautifully furnished home The family room and living room open to a screened lanai from this location you will enjoy a view of the first fairway of the tropical Palm coursePriced at $829,000 furnished Elegant coach home with a lovely lake view built by Landmark Development Priced withouta Grey Oaks equity golf membership With equity golf membership, $1,079,900 Majestic 9 ft. mahogany entry door -inch baseboards, crown moldings and gourmet kitchen with natural gas cook-top Priced at $799,900 Traditions HomesiteCul-de-sac homesite with Southern exposure; great view of 8th fairway on Pine Golf Course in Grey Oaks right in the heart of Naples Just under .7 acres Build your dream homePriced at $995,000 HomesiteLocated in the heart of Grey Oaks, quiet and secluded, this lovely homesite with Southeast exposure is a rare find Choose from six approved builders to make your dream home a realityPriced at $750,000 Terra VerdeThis exceptional coach home is located on a fabulous water & golf view 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, professionally decorated, all new granite counter tops, cove moldings, stereo speakers throughout, wireless network & high speed internet This home includes a separate Cabana with bath overlooking the tropical pool at Terra VerdePriced at $975,000 furnished Elegant 5,002 sq. ft. Mediterranean-style villa 4 bedrooms plus study, 4 and 1 half baths 2 story ceiling in foyer Dramatic staircase to 2nd floor Custom wood cabinetry with granite countertops Top-of-the-line professional series appliances Built by Landmark Development Priced at $2,895,000 furnishedThe Miramonte C Mediterranean-style home built by Landmark Development 4 Bedrooms plus study and loft 4 and 1 half baths Dramatic staircase in foyer Top-of-the-line professional series appliances Stone tile floors and designer carpeting 4,922 sq.ft.Priced at $2,195,000 furnishedThe Torino C Model Open Estate model home by Gulfshore Homes 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths 2nd floor media/game room situated on .82 acre homesite Luxuriously appointed, extensive ceiling details, dramatic front entry Interior by Decorators Unlimited Architecturally designed pool and spa, outdoor kitchen and fireplace Priced at $5,550,000 furnishedThe Verona View to the South, Southwest & Southeast of the Pine golf course! 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, plus den home with mitered windows Oversized lanai, gorgeous tropical landscaping and updated appliances, air conditioner and more $100,000 allowance available for upgrading at closing! Limited time offer Priced at $1,875,000 furniture neg.Enjoy serene sunsets and a stunning view of the 18th hole of the Palm Golf Course in this charming Mediterranean villa This home features a beautiful mahogany entry door and a tropical screened pool and lanai Relax in this 3 bedroom and 3 one half bath home and enjoy the European charm of Avila Priced at $1,295,000 furnished Mediterranean 3 bedroom villa with private screened outdoor spa in a tropical setting Southern exposure, volume ceilings and close to the clubhouse Many upgrades and beautifully furnished Theres even room in the garage for your own private golf cartPriced at $1,175,000 furnished The Estates Avila Avila Model Open Model Open New Listing
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 Another Night Before Christmas plays Dec. 12-21.>>inside: C4Santa?The ultimate Mr. BeanSeven-disc collection is a must-have for fans of the lovable, bumbling British dweeb. C13 WEEK at-a-glance M stands for...A marvelous, memorable meal at the former Maxwells, now M Waterfront Grille. C23 I am frankly obsessive when it comes to listening to the same CD over and over sometimes for days (or even weeks) on end. Why? Because, if I like a particular recording, or a specific track by a specific performer, it gives me great pleasure to hear it so often it virtually becomes integrated into my soul. Im not suggesting that, should you make a gift of a CD from my list of recommendations, the person who receives it will become obsessed. I am suggesting, however, that the right CD or DVD can turn out to be one of its lucky recipients favorite gifts not just now, but for years to come. Even though my list is weighted in a decidedly classical vein, by no means are my favorites limited to that genre. To the contrary. Take, for example, my first pick. 1. Anything by deviationsPROJECT recorded on Neurodisc Records is sure to please. I found this exciting new group a few months ago quite by accident when I meandered into the music section at Barnes & Noble (a favorite haunt) and heard this phenomenal sound. It was Ivory Bow, deviationsPROJECTs first CD. Its drop-dead delicious, a collection of great arrangements played by two enormously talented guys (an electrified violin and a host of sounds from a keyboard and percussion). My favorites on this CD: Pavanorama (Pavane), Celtic Rock Big Bad Bumble, Edelweiss, Flight of the Crimson Queen and the ethereal title song, Ivory Bow. (If you want to make a gift of holiday music, Adeste Fidelis, the groups third CD, consists of beautiful arrangements of classic Christmas music. But, if you can buy just one CD, make it Ivory Bow.) 2. New age recorder musician David Young has a host of CDs to love, but right now Im hooked on Sacred Love Songs produced by Universe Music. If youre buying for a s kind of person, check out Youngs CD entitled The Best of Bread. AndSEE GIFTS, C14 & 15 Music to their ears: Gifts of CDs please giver, receiverBY PEG GOLDBERG LONGSTRETH ______________________ plongstreth@ oridaweekly.com UNUSUAL TWIST ON A CLASSIC US WITH THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS RECONNECTS New York actor Brian Gonzales always thought itd be intriguing to play Santa or, if nothing else, someone who thinks hes Santa. Either way, he says, its a fascinating character. Mr. Gonzales portrays Santa or someone who thinks he is in Another Night Before Christmas, the Gulfshore Playhouse production running Dec. 12-21 at the Norris Center downtown. The two-person musical tells the story of The Guy (Mr. Gonzales), a homeless man who invades the Boston apartment of Karol (Ashley Puckett Gonzales, Mr. Gonzales wife), a disgruntled social worker who hates the holidays and thinks theyre phony. We have pain and suffering in our world, and Im going to spend a bunch of money on gifts that I cant afford, says Ms. Gonzales, echoing her character. She feels like Christmas doesnt apply to her, and people areBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE SANTA, C4 Move now for ticketsMovin Out is just one of the shows coming soon to the Phil. See our entertainment calendar for details. C6&7
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 CHEFS Market dates Dec. 17th Jan. 7th & 21st Feb. 4th & 18th March 4th & 18th Apr. 1st & 15th3pm-7pm Restaurants & Shops at Bayfront Place Call 239.289.0218 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information VENDORS WANTED A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Featuring over 20 vendors with local produce, fresh breads & pastries,cheeses, handmade soaps, plants and more. A Chef demonstration featuring a local chef using products from the vendors will take place on the plaza. Live Music. Come to shop, stay for dinner.Roys Chrissys Wildside Cafe The Jonathan Green Collection The Weatherburn Gallery Jennings of Naples Blue Diamond Bayfront Fine Arts Gallery MARKETat Bayfront Bayfront Place-Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples. Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com During my university years, I had a burning passion for feminist propaganda. I papered my dorm room with posters from the womens movement. Slogans like A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle shouted from my walls. (And I wondered why I couldnt get a date.) In 1998, my freshmen year, the American drug maker Pfizer introduced the world to the little blue pill known as Viagra. On its own, this news did nothing to ruffle my feminist feathers. What did get me going, however, was the fact that within weeks of its release, more than half of Viagra prescriptions were covered by health insurance. Birth control, however, was still largely an outof-pocket expense. How was it that men could get a handout in a less-thancritical situation, but my girlfriends and I had to shell out $30 a month for a necessary preventative?When the school newspaper ran an article on the Viagra vs. birth control debate, a beefy junior from the crew team wrote an editorial in response. If women were afraid of getting pregnant, he said, they shouldnt have sex. But all those guys requested Viagra? A justifiable insurance expense. My blood boiled. I searched him out in the campus directory and fired off a scathing Email. Just like a man, the subject line read, and it only got worse from there.Thankfully, in the last 10 years many insurance companies have expanded their coverage to include birth control. In that time, Viagra, too, has enjoyed its own expansion. More than 35 million men in 120 countries have used the erectile dysfunction drug. In 1999, the word Viagra made it into the Oxford English Dictionary. Now, doctors in Mexico are handing out the drug free of charge to men over 70, and Pfizer applied to sell Viagra over-the-counter in Europe. Since 1998, Ive also come a long way. Those fem-nazi posters have been collecting dust in storage for years. But Viagra still manages to get under my skin. Heres why: In 1998, drug maker Pfizer claimed to be competing with three other top pharmaceutical companies to release an orgasm pill for postmenopausal women. Set to launch in the year 2000, the pill had already received favorable results from a 500woman test trial in Europe. Its nearly 2009. Wheres that pill? Procter & Gamble has come the closest. The pharmaceutical giant developed Intrinsa, a steady-release testosterone patch intended to increase sex drive in women over 50. In 2004, P&G applied for FDA approval for the patch. Four years later, though available in Europe, Intrinsa is still in limbo with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And Viagra? The blue pill took just six months to get approved. It infuriates me that were up to the same old tricks when it comes to womens sexuality and health care. If millions of research and development can be invested in the male libido, why are women (pardon the pun) getting the shaft? Its bad enough that ladies so often get the short end of the stick in the bedroom, but do we have to take it from the medical industry as well? Maybe I should resurrect those posters after all. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSJust like a man ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org If millions of research and development can be invested in the male libido, why are women (pardon the pun) getting the shaft? >> d isas t iagra? e My o ut in o ff a n the w orse man y a n d e d conh as 120 dy s r d d n d e r to stn ch e ady 50 0Its n Pr oc e st. 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foolish for celebrating it even though deep down she really wants to be a part of it. She doesnt know how to be. Early in the play, Karol meets The Guy on the street and gives him her leftover dinner from the office Christmas party. A little later, on Christmas Eve, The Guy climbs down from the roof and enters Karols apartment through the open doors on her balcony. Is he dangerous? Or is he Santa? This particular take on Santa or no-Santa, as he may be is very irreverent, Mr. Gonzales says. There are lots of different layers, because he is trying to keep Karol on her toes. So its not your typical walk in and talk like this, he says, switching to a jolly, hoho-ho Santa voice. Though odd and off-putting, his character isnt menacing. Hes in several different directions all at once, Mr. Gonzales says. There is definitely a sense of mystery and unpredictability to him. Portraying his character is a balancing act, Mr. Gonzales says: He doesnt want the intruder to come across as a serial killer, not does he want him to appear overly friendly toward Karol. But he does, indeed, care about her. He wants to get her back into the spirit of Christmas, Mr. Gonzales says. We even go into the idea that he says, Im sorry, Im taken: Mrs. Claus.A Florida firstThis production of Another Night Before Christmas is a Florida premiere. Its also the second musical within a year written by the same couple, Sean Grennan and Leah Okimoto. The two wrote Married Alive! which the Playhouse put on in the spring and which was a Florida premiere as well. When I decided to do Married Alive! they were producing it in Chicago at the Mariott Lincolnshire, a year ago August, says Kristen Coury, Playhouse founder and producing artistic director. When she went up to see Married Alive! the writers were working on their new Christmas musical. Ms. Coury heard a reading and was interested from the very beginning. I love being able to foster and encourage new work, she says. I think its fresh. The music is todays style, pop/show music. And despite working with it daily and knowing it inside out, Another Night Before Christmas still packs an emotional wallop for her. Im a jaded theatergoer, she says. If something can make me cry at the reading stage, its really worth producing, in my mind. And even now, in rehearsals, when I get to the end, my stage manager and I have a little tear in our eyes. Its just nice to find something where you can say you laughed and you cried, and its a musical to boot. It packs a good punch, I think. The music is everything from Motown to pop, with musical direction and accompaniment by Justin Hatchimonji, who served as assistant musical director for workshop productions of a revival of Cole Porters Can Can and Catch Me If You Can, a new musical with music and lyrics by Hairspray authors Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The action includes some references to the plays original inspiration, Clement Moores classic poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, more popularly known as The Night Before Christmas. It is a great way to evoke that, Ms. Coury says. Its a new telling of an old tale.Acting togetherTen days before opening night, the actor originally playing The Guy had to bow out for health reasons. Ms. Coury considered a number of actors, and wound up hiring Mr. Gonzales. He flew in from New York and gamely jumped into the rehearsal process. I couldnt pass up the opportunity to spend three weeks with my wife in Florida doing a great show, he says. So here I am. Unlike some of their married friends who have pacts not to act together, the Gonzales welcome it. Theyve appeared together in musicals and in one play. We actually find that it really keeps us healthy to work with each other, he says. Its especially nice to be in a show with a happy ending this time, he adds. When the two were first engaged, they performed in Sunday in the Park With George. It was one of the thrills of my life, but we broke up every night on stage, he says. It was kind of like: We need to go home and have pancakes and make up. So this is a positive experience for the couple. Its just such a joy sharing the Christmas spirit, he says. Because my wife and I, we love our Christmas specials, and we love putting our tree up and decorating. And as silly as it sounds, we even have Santa costumes for our dogs. Were Christmas people, holiday people. So to get to share a fun Christmas show together that we really love, and in this setting, is quite a Christmas present. Mr. Gonzales has performed on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His wife, in addition to stage acting, does voiceovers; she plays a recurring character on a show called Kodocha, as the voice of Miss Mitsuya, and shes done various voices on Case Closed. Ms. Coury is looking forward to starting the Gulfshore Playhouse season with Another Night Before Christmas. In reality, there arent that many Christmas shows, she says. You think thered be dozens or hundreds, but we really see A Christmas Carol and Nutcracker over and over again. (Another Night Before Christmas) is fresh and funny. Its not the same story. Its a new show for a new millennium. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 SANTAFrom page 1 28301 South Tamia mi T rail Bonita Springs 239-947-4899FULL SERVICE A UTO WASH C OMPLETE AUTO DETAI LING SELF-SERV IC E WASH S TALLS ALS O AVAILABL ECustom er Apprec iation Day is S aturday with *free H amburgers from Johnny M a lloy s Spor ts Pub w hil e y ou w ait!*Limit 1 per customerIts just nice to nd something where you can say you laughed and you cried, and its a musical to boot. Kristen Coury, producing artistic director >>What: Another Night Before Christmas >>Where: Norris Cultural Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples >>When: Dec. 12-21 >>Cost: $30 to $45 ($10 rush tickets one hour before curtain, if available) >>Info: (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org If you go
WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com THE MUSIC GOURMET What other pearls might the tragically short-lived Mendelssohn have created if he had more time to compose before he collapsed and died when he was only 38? I was reflecting on that when I entered the Phil last Thursday evening, hoping to find myself lost in yet another brilliant performance of Mendelssohns immortal Violin Concerto in E Minor. I lost count a long time ago at how many of the greats I have heard perform it, whether live or on recordings. My first recollection of the concerto was as a child, clapping my hands with glee when my father brought home a very special treat: Heifitz recording of the concerto. Listening to it at least weekly, followed by my father telling me one of his magical bedtime stories, is firmly entrenched as one of my best memories. When you consider that such contemporary greats as Itzhak Perelman, Joshua Bell and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg have performed and recorded it, they become the benchmark against whom I cannot help but measure any subsequent performance by a rising star. And young Danielle Belen Nesmith is most assuredly that: a rising star. A recent graduate of the University of Southern Californias Thornton School of Music and the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, she already is performing to raves with a number of major symphonies coast to coast. Chamber music aficionados are also singing her praises.And Neapolitans? They didnt hesitate to give Nesmith a standing ovation when her nearly great performance of the almost 30-minute concerto was finished.Not to be nit-picky, however, because anyone (particularly if theyre nervous, which I thought she clearly was) can slightly overor under-shoot a note in a cadenza, or release a note too quickly. The glitch that concerned me was something Id never heard any other performer do: The back of her bow accidentally hit the side of her violin, causing a loud pop, like two wooden blocks being struck together. And so it was, much as I liked the seldom performed Nobilissima Visione: Suite by Paul Hindemith, which opened the evening and was beautifully performed by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, it was the third selection, Mendelssohns Symphony No. 5 in D Major, that was not only the prizewinner, but proved to be the truly fortuitous selection of the program. Why do I say fortuitous? Because what are the odds that this symphony, selected as part of the program months ago, would be Mendelssohns Reformation symphony, the melody line and lyrics of which Protestants Neapolitans applaud another rising star at the Phileverywhere have adopted? I say this because the lyrics, not just the music, are so stirring, and at this dark and chaotic point in our history, should give us all pause and the possibility of hope. The melody line, which would later become so familiar, began to present itself in the third (andante) movement. Lushly prayerful, with yet another fine performance by the flutes, oboes and bassoons, here came snippets of what we know today as the hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. By the breathtakingly fine fourth movement, everyone in the audience should have recognized the song we know today. And yet, a number of people I spoke with following the concert said they did not recognize the hymn. I was shocked, and more than a bit saddened. That said, I have included the words below. Given that Mendelssohn was a Jew (later raised as a Protestant by his parents to protect him from antiSemitism), and given that both Chanukah and Christmas are upon us this month, could there be any better time to reflect upon these words and upon the possibility of hope in the midst of madness? If you watched Christiane Amanpours outstanding documentary, Scream Bloody Murder on CNN this past week, you should definitely understand what I am talking about. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.com 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. 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TicketsJust$10WITHSPECIALGUESTKENMEDEMAandTheVillageChurchChoirAChristmas CeleatinTHEVILLAGECHURCHATSHELLPOINT 15100SHELLPOINTBLVD.FT.MYERS,FL33908WWW.SHELLPOINT.ORG/VILLAGECHURCHCALL(239)454-2147FORTICKETS&INFO Sunday,December14,2008 6:15pm A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GODA mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; Our helper he amid the ood Of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, And armed with cruel hate; On earth is not his equal. And though this world, with devils lled, Should threaten to undo us,We will not fear, for God hath willedHis truth to triumph through us. The Prince of Darkness grim, We tremble not for him; His rage we can endure, For lo, his doom is sure, One little word shall fell him. That word above all earthly powers, No thanks to them, abideth; The Spirit and the gifts are ours, Thru him who with us sideth. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Musical Comedy Murders The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a comedy by John Bishop, presented by The Naples Players, is on stage 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 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets for the production are $30 for adults and $10 for students; call the box office at 263-7990. Gulfshore Playhouse Gulfshore Playhouse opens its season with the Florida premiere of Another Night Before Christmas Dec. 11 through Dec. 21 at the Norris Center in downtown Naples. 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? 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.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, runs at Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 21. The New York Times called Indian Blood a snow globe for the stage, a touchingly funny family portrait, and a perfect comedy for the holiday season. Call 332-4488 or go to www. floridarep.org. This weeks symphony Classical & Romantic Quintets Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Classical & Romantic Quintets at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Beethoven and Schubert, who died months apart (and were buried side by side), bridged the Classical and Romantic periods in Western music. Beethoven wrote just one original quintet for two violas and Schubert wrote only one quintet for two cellos. Both of these great chamber works will be showcased in this program. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. Holiday 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.; ThursdaySunday, 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. Friday, Dec. 12 Thursday, Dec. 11 Band concert The Barron Collier High School Band presents its 20th annual Christmas gift to the community 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. For more information, call 254-0124. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at 8 p.m. Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson; and small-time crook Freddy Benson. 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. Wednesday, Dec. 17 An Evening With The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts An Evening With... Suncoast Brass Quintet: Sensational Selections at the ALBS Campus Outdoor Stage from 7 to 9 p.m. Join Jamie Marshall, Al Mitchell, Thomas Kracmer, Alan Klispie and Cindy ScaruffiKlispie for a selection of their favorite musical arrangements. These five accomplished musicians will entertain with favorites, both holiday and classics. For information, call 495-8989. Saturday, Dec. 13 Holiday concert The SWFL Gay and Lesbian Chorus will present its holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Naples at 6340 Napa Woods Way. Tickets are $18. For more information, call 691-2532 or visit www. gaychorus.org Classical & Romantic Quintets Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Classical & Romantic Quintets at 3 p.m. Beethoven and Schubert, who died months apart (and were buried side by side), bridged the Classical and Romantic periods in Western music. Beethoven wrote just one original quintet for two violas and Schubert wrote only one quintet for two cellos. 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 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. More details and an entry form are available at www.miacc.org. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at 8 p.m. Based on the popular 1988 film, The Irish Tenors Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents The Irish Tenors at 8 p.m. The Irish Tenors have thrilled audiences for nearly a decade with their gorgeous singing and Irish charm. Their eight bestselling CDs have brought them a huge and dedicated following and their unprecedented five PBS specials have taken them into homes and hearts all over the globe. 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. Sunday, Dec. 14 Phoebe Snow Phoebe Snow, who has been one of the most distinctive voices in popular music since the release of her selftitled debut album in 1974, will perform at the Philharmonic Center at 8 p.m. 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 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. 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 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 ExcursionDirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson; and small-time crook Freddy Benson. 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. Museum family day The Naples Museum of Art will host a free-admission Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme is Holiday Treats and Sweets and a number of special events relating to current exhibitions are planned. Included will be bilingual storytelling with Carrie Sue Ayvar, face painting with Cori Scheft, portrait sketches by artist Jason Weber, hands-on art activities, a fun-filled treasure hunt and more. All activities are free. The Naples Museum of Art is open TuesdaySaturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Naples Museum of Art is located at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. in Naples. For more information, call 5971900 or (800) 597-1900. Ave Maria Paul Todd, nationally acclaimed singer, composer and musician, will perform a Christmas Concert in Ave Marias Town Center from 1 to 3 p.m. The concert, which is open to the public free of charge, is open-air, and those attending should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available. o t o crea t ors o Gu lf sh o r e P M c e l ho a n intru d e r Santa Cla u b urglar, or i rightjollyoldelf
WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 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. 90 Minute Swashbuckling Show www.PiecesOfEight.com Holiday & Birthday Parties, Field Trips & Private Charters Available Call for Schedule, Reservations Required 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: Movin Out The Tony Awardwinning new musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on 24 classic songs by Billy Joel, plays in Naples at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Friday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Dec. 28, and tickets are on sale now. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 5971900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. David Sandborn Alto sax master David Sanborn, who has played a key role in establishing the sound of contemporary jazz and instrumental pop over the past 35 years, will perform live with The David Sanborn Group at the Philharmonic Center on Monday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $54. 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. New Years Bash Celebrate the New Year with a spectacular Big Band Bash, featuring conductor Jack Everly and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, as part of the Philharmonic Centers New Years Eve Gala, Wednesday, Dec. 31. A buffet reception at 7 p.m. will be followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Joining the orchestra for this unforgettable, fast-paced evening of music and fun will be Broadway singing star Judy McLane, acclaimed clarinetist Jon Manasse and the one-and-only Capitol Quartet saxophone ensemble. Tickets to the New Years Eve gala are $150. Ring in the New, a repeat of the New Years Eve performance, without the reception, will be presented Friday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $79. 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. Robert Williamson Bayfront, the Mediterranean-style plaza in downtown Naples, will hold a free holiday concert on the plaza featuring Naples own Robert Williamson on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The concert will be held during the Chefs Market at Bayfront. The market hours are 3 to 7 p.m. with Mr. Williamson performing from 5 to 7 p.m. This traditional farmers market is a free community event and will continue through April. A variety of vendors will be offering fresh produce breads, pasta, cheeses, desserts and pastries, fair trade baskets, local-made soaps and candles, plants, fresh flowers and more. Each month a local chef will be selected to do food demonstrations using the vendors products on the plaza during the event. 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.comNASA 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 behind-the-scenes look at the agency the scientists, astronauts, and other personnel who shaped the missions and programs. This fascinating look at our nations space program will appeal to all ages. Call 495-8989.Andy Warhol Andy Warhol: Select Works is the December exhibit at Art Modern Gallery at 751 12th Ave. S. The show features numerous works by the pioneer of the Pop Art movement of the late 1950s. Art Modern Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 263-1137 or visit www.artmoderngallery.com.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. 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. A right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1955-1972), Clemente earned 12 Gold Gloves, appeared in an equal number of All-Star games, won four National League batting titles, and was twice named the leagues MVP. Off the field, Roberto Clemente is remembered as a selfless humanitarian. For more information, please contact the Exhibit Hall at 252-4060 or 252-4024. Ongoing events Movin Out plays in Naples at the Philharmonic Dec. 26 through Dec. 28 David Sandborn live at The Phil Dec. 29
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY For Reservations call (305) 664-2132 or 800-222-1693www.lasiestaresort.comIslamorada, Florida KeysAll Suite Resort Come experience the real Keys! December Special10% offWith authorization code 1002Maybe you havent spent much time, if any, contemplating the sex life of Glinda, the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz. But Eddie has. Eddie is 16, and as is the case with all 16-year-old boys, his hormones are going berserk. So in the back of the room, in Latin class, he draws a picture of Glinda the Good Witch and Injun Joe from Tom Sawyer. Both are naked. And apparently, Injun Joe is also thinking of Glindas sex life especially its immediate future because hes at fullmast and ready for action. Eddies classmates are amused by his drawing. But his kiss-up cousin and nemesis, Lambert, sees it as an opportunity to get Eddie in trouble. Eddie gets suspended from school. He blames the whole thing on his Indian blood. (His grandfather has told him that hes part Seneca Indian.) And so begins A.R. Gurneys incredibly entertaining Indian Blood, playing at the Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 20. The show enjoyed a run on Broadway in 2006 that was well-received; this is its southeastern premiere. Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo did well to choose this play for December. Though its action takes place prior to Christmas and on Christmas itself, its not a conventional holiday play. Its a play that just happens to take place at Christmas. Its also a play blessedly devoid of any sickening sappiness or crass commercialism. It is, however, heart-warming, in the best, non-manipulative sense of the term. Its also clever, richly layered, and chockfull of dry humor. Mr. Gurneys known for his plays that examine the foibles of certain northeastern, upper-class WASPs, and this play returns to that territory. It also returns once again to Mr. Gurneys native city of Buffalo, N.Y.; the action takes place there in 1946, when the city was beginning its decline. Indian Blood tackles family relationships, class differences and struggles, recognizing ones selfhood, and dealing with transition and change, all while making you chuckle and laugh out loud. Its also a love letter to theater (with a tip of the hat mid-play to Thornton Wilders Our Town, which is mentioned by name.) Indian Blood incorporates a minimal amount of props: chairs, and a piece of paper with the infamous drawing of Glinda the Good and Injun Joe. Dont let that dissuade you. The magic of theater takes over, and the minimalism works. And sound designer Marc Hurst adds greatly to the effect with his accompanying sounds: the satisfying clink of ice cubes dropped into a glass, the soothing, consistent tempo of windshield wipers, the dull slide of chalk against a blackboard. Richard Crowells simple set design also demonstrates the adage that less is more: a series of progressively smaller frames or arches draw the eye into the center of the stage, creating an intimate space. The sets also anchored with a rectangular screen on the back wall, which works not only as a focal point, but displays vintage postcards and images. (Howdy from Buffalo!) Mr. Cacioppo has assembled an excellent cast and directed them well; this ensemble of eight actors portrays 11 characters. (Other characters also appear in the play, but the audience has to imagine them.) Daniel Benzing portrays Eddie as an endearing 16-year-old struggling to make sense of himself, his family, and the larger world outside. Hes discovering his burgeoning sexuality, the opposite sex, and the intricate, confusing workings of family relationships. Mr. Benzing gets the age exactly right, being careful not to overplay his role. For example, his voice may crack or slip into a higher register on a word or two, but not so often that it becomes a cheap laugh or an easy shorthand. And watch his face when hes interacting with his grandparents, whether its his self-martyred terror of a grandmother (Ginny Brown Graham) or his kindly, wise grandfather (David S. Howard). Rarely have I seen such inter-generational tenderness displayed so well on stage before. But Eddie is all-boy, and his constant fights and bickering with his cousin Lambert (Patrick Simone) ring true, including the name calling and taunting, the testosterone-fueled pushing and shoving. Mr. Simone portrays Lambert as insufferably antagonistic, the do-gooder who seems to go out of his way to make your life miserable. Carrie Lund and Peter Thomasson play Eddies parents, Jane and Harvey, as an uneasy couple. Mr. Thomassons Harvey is high-strung, overly concerned about image and reputation. His barelycontained hysteria provides many of the evenings laughs. Hes so worried about what others think that he neglects to pay attention to his own wifes needs. In fact, a major source of contention between them is how he puts his own mothers needs and desires above Janes. Ms. Lund plays Jane as an intriguing mixture of sweet and sour. Her scenes with Eddie are always sweet, as she tries to give him encouragement and help explain the world to him. (Their scene of decorating the Christmas tree together is especially touching.) But Janes sourness is the plays constant delight. Ms. Lund delivers her lines with a wonderfully dry wit, sometimes as droll asides that the audience must be quick to catch. And her comfortable relationship with Harveys dad is nice to see; its as if the two have the same vision of the world and have come to a similar conclusion. Chris Clavelli plays double duty in Indian Blood. Early on, hes Mr. Kenyon, Eddies stuffy Latin teacher who takes him to task for his drawing. Mr. Clavelli is stern and unforgiving, full of the weight of authority. Later in the play, hes Eddies Uncle Paul. Something of a dandy, Uncle Paul is what was referred to in those times as a confirmed bachelor. Mr. Clavelli plays him as slick and overly-polished, not a hair out of place. The actor is barely recognizable in these two diverse roles. And Jan Wikstrom skillfully portrays three different characters throughout the night: Mrs. Garver, a friends mom; Annie, his grandmothers maid; and Mrs. Stawicki, his grandfathers secretary. As the secretary, Ms. Wikstrom is sexuality on legs as she swivels on and off stage, her ample breasts leading, seeming to pull the rest of her along with them. She has few lines, but her knowing smile at Eddie speaks volumes. And she is beleaguered and humble as Annie, the much-put-upon maid. Indian Blood reminds you of what theater is all about, what it can be when everything hits the right notes. This is such an affectionately tender production that it is impossible not to love it. This play demonstrates that you dont need multi-million dollar sets, special effects or Hollywood names. All you need is a good story, top-notch actors, and a director who knows what hes doing. And you will find yourself incredibly moved and perhaps even, transformed. >>What: Indian Blood >>Where: The Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 Bay Street in the historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry, downtown Fort Myers >>When: through Dec. 21 >>Cost: $38, $34, $20>>Info: Call 332-4488 or go to www.FloridaRep.org If you go ARTS COMMENTARY NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Indian Blood is what theater is all about Carrie Lund, Daniel Benzing and Peter Thomasson in Indian BloodCOURTESY PHOTO
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 A&E C9 GIVING The Community Foundation of Collier County benefits from many volunteers who serve on the Professional Advisors Council. The PAC is made up of attorneys, financial planners, accountants, insurance professionals and trust officers who share a commitment to philanthropy and an understanding of the benefits they can provide their clients through the Foundation. Members meet quarterly to review whats new at the Foundation and to exchange ideas about how we can improve our services for donors and the professionals who assist donors with their charitable planning. PAC members also serve as resources for the Foundation when legal, accounting or financial questions arise. Many also offer their time by writing articles for the Foundation and presenting educational seminars to potential donors regarding the benefits of charitable giving. The Foundation views its relationship with professional advisors as a pivotal element of our efforts to educate the public about the value and benefits of planned giving strategies and taxdeferred charitable vehicles. This is the first in a four-part series of articles contributed by members of our Professional Advisors Council. The black clouds have rolled into Southwest Florida; real-estate values, stock values and federal interest rates are low. But what is the silver lining behind these clouds? The answer lies in the fact that the perfect storm exists for estate planning. The IRS requires you to use the Applicable Federal Rate in calculating the gift tax consequences on certain estate planning techniques. The AFR was 3.8 percent in October; this extremely low rate combined with dismal stock and real-estate values results in an enormous opportunity to freeze your estate at its current low value. In essence, it might be time to consider transferring all of the future appreciation to your children/grandchildren and, yes, your favorite charities, if you so choose. This environment is ideal for the creation of Charitable Lead Trusts. A CLT allows you to gift assets into a trust at today's low value. The initial or lead interest is paid out annually to a charity of your choice or your fund at the Community Foundation for either a predetermined number of years or for your lifetime. Ultimately, the assets of the CLT are passed on to your children, grandchildren or other loved ones while paying a fraction of the gift tax on the transferred dollars. All of the appreciation on the assets in the CLT transfers free of gift and estate tax. This will provide you with an effective income tax deduction on the amount passing to the charity. This is a win/win/ lose transaction. The amount you currently give to charity can be funded via the CLT; the assets, along with the appreciation on the assets, will pass to your children and/or grandchildren; and the IRS will get a very short haircut on the transaction. This technique can pass millions of dollars tax-free to your favorite charities and your family. Time is of the essence, so please talk to your tax advisors before the rates escalate and the market rebounds. For more information, contact William Franz at the Community Foundation, 649-5000, or your professional advisor.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 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org. Part 1: Meet some members of the Professional Advisors CouncilThe silver lining in this perfect stormBY EDWARD E. WOLLMAN, J.D., LL.M. _____________________________Board Certi ed Wills, Trusts & Estates Lawyer Wollman, Gehrke & Solomon Celebrateacoolyuleandgetinto theholidayspiritwiththissensational,all-new concertforthewholefamilyfeaturingmusicthat capturesthemanymoodsoftheholiday season. SingalongwhenthePhilharmonicCenterChorale andYouthChoralejointheOrchestratopresent WinterWonderland,Gloria!,SleighRide, music from HomeAlone andmanymoreholiday favorites!AndSantaandRudolphwillmakea specialappearance!Dontmissthistoe-tapping goodtime!Tuesday,December16,8p.m. Thursday-Sunday, December18-21,8p.m. PLUS aspecial Saturday Matinee,December20,2p.m.$47 adult,$22 studentThePhilharmonicYouthChorale isgenerouslyunderwrittenbyMaeS.Wood.BUYTICKETSNOW!www.thephil.org orcall(800)597 1900orvisitourBoxOfficeatthe 5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108-2740On-siteBoxOffice/phonehours:Mon.-Sat.,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sun.,noon-5p.m. HOLIDAYPOPS! Calltodaytomake yourreservation for Dinneratthe Dome, anexciting diningexperience featuringentre bu ffet ,s ou p,salad andde sse rt s! StuartMalina, conductorNAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRANAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PUZZLE ANSWERS Wollman
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 A&E C11 Blood IslandA finalist for the National Best Books 2008 Awards, Longboat Key author H. Terrell Griffins Blood Island is a fast-moving murder mystery that gets off to a rousing start. Mr. Griffins protagonist, Matt Royal, a retired lawyer, discovers a nude corpse in the Pelican Mans Bird Sanctuary on City Island in Sarasota. The next day, he hears from the love of his life, his ex-wife who lives in Atlanta. Now happily remarried, Laura contacts Matt because she needs help. Her stepdaughter Peggy, who was last seen in Sarasota while on spring break, has disappeared. As Matt investigates, everything leads back to a blind corporation in the Bahamas. Finally, he recruits his buddies, Logan Hamilton, recently retired from his executive position with a financial services company, and Jock Algren, a retired oil executive who moonlighted as an operative of our countrys most secretive spy agency. When Matt and Logan find a second body, the trouble doubles. Then Laura turns up missing and the trail leads Matt to Miami, then Key West, where he visits The Heaven Cant Wait Spa, a religious cathouse, and finally to Blood Island.On Blood Island, in the Mule Keys, Matt is stunned to find himself in the heart of a religious cult headed by the Rev. Simmermon, who holds unusual revivals. In Macon, Ga., for example, at the time of Rev. Simmermons revival, a shipment of C-4 explosives and weapons disappears from the National Guard Armory. And Rev. Simmermon has big plans for the explosives and weapons plans that imperil the world. Bodies multiply and bullets scream through the air as Matt Royal and his compadres battle to defeat Rev. Simmermon and his well-financed, wellarmed followers. What Mr. Griffin has done that makes this book so interesting is to bring the real Florida to life. Mr. Griffin, who practiced law in Orlando for 38 years before retiring to Longboat Key, writes with a genuine knowledge and love of Floridas quirky characters and places. His people are the folks you meet in the neighborhood bars and country churches, the beach bums, the homeless, the crackers you meet riding a Greyhound bus not the slick suits, although the suits play a role. Blood Island is a good, solid read. By H. Terrell Griffin (Oceanview Publishing, $24.95)REVIEWED BY PRUDY TAYLOR BOARD____________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING
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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 A&E C13 COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK Mamma Mia! If youre looking for the Ultimate Karaoke Chick Flick of 2008, then look no further. Based on the hit Broadway show, Mamma Mia! isnt so much a musical as it is a contrived story that puts the cast in situations that allow them to belt out old ABBA hits. Mamma stars Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, a young bride-to-be who sends a letter to three men inviting them to her wedding. One of the men could be her long-lost father. Hilarity, middle-aged romance involving Meryl Streep and over-the-top musical numbers ensue. This movie has everything: A pretty ingenue; catchy, kitschy tunes; and hunky guys in exotic locales. Im not even a woman, but doggone it, watching this movie made me feel pretty. DOG OF THE WEEK The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor This is a bad year for big-budget action/adventure films about archaeologists. Like this years Indiana Jones fiasco, The Mummy makes the same mistake: Focusing the story on the son of the hero rather than just giving us a great flick about the hero. This installment of the Mummy franchise has Rick OConnell (Brendan Fraser) and his wife (Maria Bello in a bad British accent filling in for Rachel Weisz) coming to the aid of their impetuous tomb-raider-in-the-making son (Luke Ford) who is up against a bad guy who wants to resurrect a bajillion terra cotta warriors so he can take over the world. There are also Yetis. But not enough to warrant buying this DVD. Rent it if youre curious. Rowan Atkinson is Mr. BeanKIDS AND FAMILY Mr. Bean: The Ultimate Collection This seven-disc boxed set is a must-have for all fans of Rowan Atkinsons bumbling, lovable dweeb, Mr. Bean. The set includes every episode of the classic series, both theatrical films, 16 episodes of the animated series, deleted scenes and sketches that never made it on TV. TV SERIES The Biggest Loser: Boot Camp Aqua Teen Hunger Force Vol. 6 Ice Road Truckers Season 2 Petticoat Junction Season 1 Naruto Uncut Box Set Vol. 1 The A-Team Season 1 Enjoy visits with Santa, decorating holiday shirts, festive face painting, animal encounters, a Holiday Magic Science Show and more! Shop the Museum Store for unique gifts. Santas first stop is at the Imaginarium for Holidayland! Saturday, December 13th10am-5pm with special activities from 11am-3pmOne child F REE with each paid adultCall 239-321-7420 or visit us on the web at: www.cityftmyers.com/imaginarium Spend $200 and get $20 value in return! Enjoy all the fun of shopping for others this holiday season and receive a little fun for yourself! When you present 3 store receipts totaling $200 or more from Main Street stores at Gulf Coast Town Center, you will receive a $20 value gift card or certicate from a Gulf Coast Town Center merchant. Its that simple! Redeem at e News-Press Customer Service Center, located by Borders. One per person please, oer valid with original store receipts, no copies or reproductions accepted.Oer not valid on groceries, dining or alcoholic beverage purchases. Oer valid through December 31, 2008 or while supplies last. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Gulf Coast Town Center The Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola Zero, the Contour Bottle Design and the Disk Icon are trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company.A Joint Venture of The Richard E. Jacobs Group and CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES, INC.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 A&E C15 239.947.3434 Bonita Springs Bay Crossing Plaza U.S. 41 Next to Robb and Stucky www. D iamond D istrict USA .com Diamond District Southwest Floridas Southwest Floridas Southwest Floridas S S S S S S o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u t t t t t t t t t h h h h h h h h w w w w w w w w e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s t t t t t t F F F F F l l l l l l o o o o o o o o r r r r r r i i i i d d d d d d a a a a a a a s s s s s D D Were Going Out for your business! This holiday season were not going out of business... Prices At Or Below Cost. 70%OFF 50%OFF 60%OFF EVEN Todd Jason Saturday,Dec 20,8pm Sunday,Dec 21,7pm Barbara B.Mann Performing Arts HallFeaturing the Symphony Orchestra,Chorus,Childrens Chorus,and guests Celine Mogielnicki and Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy.sponsored by:Huff Insurance,AAA Travel & Carrabbas Italian GrillSHARE THE JOY & BRING A TOY!This year were partnering with the Salvation Army. Bring an unwrapped toy if you can.Friday,Jan 9,8pm, Saturday,Jan 10,8pm Barbara B.Mann Performing Arts HallWith the Symphony Chorus,Childrens Chorus and guest soloists Tiffany Haas,Max Quinlan,Michael Lowesponsored by:Crowne Plaza Fort Myers & Oswald Trippe & Company Inc. Tickets $16 & up.Call the Box Office 418.1500. Online at www.swflso.org 7. My picks for kids? The Mozart Effects Tune Up Your Mind, and the new Dance Along Symphonies by Beethovens Wig 4. Barnes and Noble has both, and theyre great fun to listen to. (Incidentally, my cats, who are classically educated, like to listen to them as well).8. Is there a doo-wop fan on your gift list? At Reginas Ice Cream Shop on 5th Avenue, you can buy a CD called Smooth Sounds: 25 Years of Doo Wop by the local group Uptown Express. 9. How about some Afro-Cuban music? Primo flutist James Galway has joined forces with a group called Tiempo Libre to perform an album by the same name. Produced by Sony, it should be available at Barnes and Noble locally. (If not, it and any other album Im about to mention, can be quickly obtained from Amazon.com.) Switching gears, here are my recommendations for classical CDs. Historical CDs (digitally re-mastered): 1. Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, performed by Rachmaninov, with Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra. Naxos Historical. 2. Vladimir Horowitz: The Private Collection (Live performances from Carnegie Hall, 1945-1950). And Horowitz: The Last Recording. Sony Historical. 3. Arthur Rubinstein: Chopin Piano Concertos I and II and Trois Etudes. RCA. Contemporaneous CDs of classical music: 1. Handel: Complete Wind Sonatas. Phillips Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. The kind of music you want when youre stretched out in front the fireplace with a good book and a glass of wine or sherry (or when youre remembering how such cold winters nights felt now that you live in Florida). 2. Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes. Daniel Barenboim. Deutsche Grammophon. A fabulous recording. 3. English composer John Rutter has a just released Christmas recording. Buy it. Buy anything composed by Rutter. Its all fabulous. One of my personal favorites is Mass of the Children. As of last week, both Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com had dozens of possibilities. 4. You already know I consider Howard Shelley to be the worlds greatest living pianist. His amazingly large discography includes numerous recordings of the Romantic era composers who, for whatever reason, largely drifted into obscurity. Shelley is committed to researching and fleshing them all out. Any number of these could be the perfect gift for a classical music fan whos never been exposed to some of the lesser-knowns. To find them, Google Howard Shelley Discography, and faint when you see the huge number of choices. Ive never heard a bad recording by him, and am entranced by his voluminous performance capabilities. 5. While youre at it, reserve a copy of Shelleys soon-to-be released Saint-Saens 2nd Piano Concerto and the Shumann Piano Concerto. 6. If you can spend more than $10-$20 for a present, then by all means purchase Shelleys two-volume Rachmaninov: The Complete Piano Concertos. Chandos. Its been voted the best in the world. 7. My other favorite recording by Shelley was recorded with his wife, Hilary McNamara: Rachmaninov Suite No. L, Suite No. 2, Symponic Dances. Hyperion/Helios. Breathtakingly fine. 8. And if someone youre buying for (or if you want to hint for yourself) likes poetry, then you must have Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006). Its a wonderful step back in time to hear poets including Yeats and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This could really make poetry come alive for children as well as adults. The set consists of 4 CDs, comes with a 64-page booklet, is $49.98, and can be ordered online at www.acornonline.com. Item no. 13108. Or call them at (888) 870.8047.Finally, in these troubled times, dont forget to give something, even if only a smile or a telephone call, to someone less fortunate. Sometimes thats all it takes to make a difference.
C16 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY KidzAct, the youth troupe of The Naples Players, returns to the stage this month with Gone with the Breeze, a musical comedy by Tim Kelly and Bill Francoeur. The production features the talented young students of this seasons KidzAct production class. Excitement fills the air as Hollywoods Lone Pine Films announces its upcoming movie based on the electrifying new novel, Gone With The Breeze. Hordes of aspiring young actresses converge on the studio, desperate to win the role of the main character, Jezebel OToole. Temperamental diva Peggy Tempest, the biggest star in town, seems a shoo-in but small-town ingnue Cindy Lou Harper charms everyone with her Southern grace. Meanwhile, scheming agents, wily producers and zany actors all conspire to wreak havoc behind the scenes. Will the movie be going, going gone? Join Peggy, Cindy Lou, Rip Page, Huckleberry Jones, Flowerbelle Crouton and Esther and Lester (among others) for this fun musical extravaganza that showcases the up-and-coming performers of The Naples Players. The actors are ages 8-14. This one-act play is perfect entertainment for kids (and grandkids) of all ages this holiday season. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Sugden Community Theatre downtown. KidzAct performances are always sold out, so early ticket purchases are suggested. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and are available at the Sugden box office, by phone at 263-7990 or on-line at www.naplesplayers.org. FGCU music major wins major competitions Hyae-jin Hwang, a junior music major at the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University, has been selected as winner of the Ars Flores Young Artists Concerto Competition for university and music conservatory students up to the age of 25. The competition attracted a strong field of contestants throughout the United States and Canada. As winner of the competition, Hwang will perform as soloist in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 25. Ms. Hwang, a student of FGCU professor Michael Baron, had also recently won the Byrd Memorial Award sponsored by the Florida Music Teachers Association in Orlando as well as a $2,500 prize awarded by the Artist Series of Sarasota Music Performance Competition. Nancy Cobb-Lippens, director of the Bower School of Music said, Hyae-jin has brought honor not only to the Bower School of Music, but also to Florida Gulf Coast University. I congratulate her for this outstanding achievement. Countess Pigula author/illustrator on local tourKaren Freysinger, author and illustrator of the childrens book series Adventures of Countess Pigula, has scheduled several signings and story times at area locations as part of the release of the second book in the series. Recommended for ages 5 to 10, the series is about a fun-loving and whimsical guinea pig. Ms. Freysingers will be at: Borders, 10600 Tamiami Trail N., North Naples, at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Baileys Grocery Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The Lions Club Farmers Market, U.S. 41 at the Promenade, Bonita Springs, 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 20 and 27. Borders in Gulf Coast Town Cenrer, Fort Myers, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, visit www. CountessPigula.com Florida West Arts calls for artistsFlorida West Arts is accepting entries for its Artescape Florida West 2009 Juried Fine Art Exhibition Series held at the Florida West Arts Showcase at the International Design Center in Estero. Twoand threedimensional artworks are eligible.There are three exhibitions in the 2009 Artescape Series: Jan. 10 -28; Feb. 7-25; and April 4-29. The deadline for entering Exhibition I of the Artescape Series, is Dec. 18; deadline to enter Exhibitions II and III is Jan. 14, 2009.To receive an Artescape Florida West Arts 2009 prospectus and application, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 948.4427. For more information about Florida West Arts, visit www.floridawestarts.com. Naples Players kids get in on the actSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYART NEWS COURTESY PHOTO Hyae-jin HwangCOURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO A Year with Frog and Toad, 2008 Kaleidoscope, 2005
WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 A&E C17 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $11,500 in 11 Days!No Selling Fast Easy Fun 1.888.679.0263 Call Toll Freeis 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: Starting in the New Year, ART SMART: The Gulfshore Playhouse Theatre Education Project will present master classes, lectures and workshops at the Norris Center for adults based on a variety of theatrical subjects for all experience levels. Four master classes scheduled to date will deliver an intensified, one-time look into creativity and theatre: Those with a passion for music will enjoy a session with recording artist Johnny Rodgers and Tony-nominated actor Brian Lane Green. In an intimate talkback format, topics will include singing and instrumentation, plus a behindthe-scenes look at putting on a show and writing a song. Class is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 17; cost is $20 ($10 for students). Beyond Motion is designed for public speakers, actors, dancers, performers and even those who just give the occasional toast. Class time is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9; cost is $50 per person. Life as Art will explore the foundations of the Alexander technique, Duncan dance, Modern dance, Aikido and Tae Kwon D. Participants will learn to incorporate more fun and showmanship into their workouts, performances and life. Class time is 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14; cost is $65. Backstage with Alan Campbell will take participants behind the scenes with the Tony-nominated actor and star of Sunset Boulevard on Broadway and the hit musical Contact at Lincoln Center. Mr. Campbell will also give a peek into the production of Doubt coming to Gulfshore Playhouse (in which he stars). Class time is 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12; cost is $20 ($10 for students). Four workshops will involve interactive study over the course of several weeks: Monologue Study and Audition Technique will teach participants how to audition well, choose the right outfit, present themselves properly and drive a monologue home. Director Kristen Coury will help thespians of all ages and experience levels pick out the monologue thats right for them and then coach their auditions. Sessions meet from 11 a.m .to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 7 and 28 and March 7; cost is $65. In Sensory Work for Monologue and Scene Study, participants will learn Strasberg-based sensory techniques to bring vividness, concentration and flexibility to characters. The relaxationbased tools will be applied to monologue and scene work. No experience is necessary. Sessions meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23 and March 2; cost is $50. In Stage Combat, instructor Zolan Henderson will guide students in developing an understanding of body control, coordination and the importance of safety in unarmed and armed stage combat. Class meets from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28; cost is $50. In Beginning Improvisation with instructor Jim Corsica, participants will learn the principles of improvisation through theater games. All you need, Mr. Corsica says, is a willingness to take a risk, some trust and a little twinkle in your eye. Session 1 will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10, 17 and 24 and March 3; Session 2 will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. March 10, 17, 24 and 31; cost is $60. Two lectures are also part of the seasons series: Demystifying the Bard will explore the language in four of Shakespeares plays. Guided by teaching artist Janina Birtolo, participants will learn how to use cues to discover the meaning and beauty of the works. Dates are 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10, 17 and 24 and March 3; cost is $20 for each session or $75 for all four. Join Gulfshore Playhouse founder Kristen Coury for From Page to Stage: Development of a Play or Musical. Ms. Coury will relate the journey from the light bulb moment of an idea through finessing the script and getting it to the producers to opening night. This lecture takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5; cost is $15. Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples first selfproducing professional theater company, produces exclusively at the Norris Center in downtown Naples and is devoted to creating noteworthy theatre from powerful and inspiring classics to innovative new works. Through its educational program, ART SMART in Collier and Lee counties, Gulfshore Playhouse brings theatrebased workshops into classrooms during the school day to teach curriculum content. Correlating with the Sunshine State Standards, these workshops teach literacy and numeracy skills while fostering self-esteem, self-confidence and cooperative learning. Those interested in enrolling in any of Gulfshore Playhouses adult training classes can register by calling the Norris Center at 213-5038. For more info on these or other educational programs, contact Irene Horowitz, Gulfshore Playhouse director of education, at 566-8394 or visit www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org.Gulfshore Playhouse announces a season of study opportunitiesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCampbell Coury
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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 Cilantro Tamales, 10823 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 597-5855Mexican food often gets a bad rap as a lard-laden and cheese-drenched cuisine. Thats not what youll find at Cilantro Tamales, where the recipes come from Mexican home cooks who shared them with the founding owner. The dining is cheerful and bright, as are the servers, who deliver large platters laden with fresh, well-prepared food. The guacamole is chunky and studded with jalapenos, tomatoes and onion. The soft tacos consist of double layers of tender flour tortillas stuffed with savory shredded beef, cheese and onions. And the vegetarian fajitas (chicken and beef are other options) had lots of fresh veggies and black beans, all expertly seasoned. The flan was creamy with a rich vanilla flavor. Cilantro Tamales menu boldly states The Best Mexican Food Youve Ever Had or Its Free! Its not likely the management has pay up very often. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Escargot 41, 4339 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 793-5000Naples is blessed with several excellent French restaurants, but Escargot 41 is one of the best. Never mind that its tucked into the corner of the non-descript Park Shore Shopping Center. Step inside and its as if youve traveled to a well-to-do Parisian bistro with food and service to match. Chef Patrick Fevrier is a master of French cuisine, while his wife, Jackie, is a gracious hostess. Choose from several escargot dishes (I liked Peters Fricassee 41). The salmon cured in sea salt, coated in coffee and smoked, is superb. The lobster bisque was classic and rich. Yellowtail snapper in lemon butter and caper sauce was a nightly special, that was worthy of the designation. No cloyingly sweet duck here. Fevriers version is rubbed in garlic salt, roasted until the skin is just lightly crisp and the flesh still moist, then finished with a savory plum port wine sauce. For dessert, an ethereal raspberry souffl was worth every calorie. Beer and wine served. (The wine list is exceptional even for a much larger establishment.) Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 598-9400This well-appointed but modest restaurant touts itself as the freshest and healthiest taste of Vietnam and I fully concur. The menu has lots of photos and descriptions, making ordering easy even for novices. For those who love pho thats not fiery hot, Noodle Saigon allows you to control the heat by adding the hot sauce yourself. Other noteworthy dishes include shrimp-filled summer rolls, a vegetarian salad (tastes far better than it sounds), a panfried crepe and rice noodles with seafood. All were wonderful, but its the pho, a soup thats a meal in itself, that was the star of the meal. Those who live within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant can have the full menu delivered to their doors. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Trulucks, 698 Fourth Ave. South, Naples; 530-3131It may be a crab house, but Trulucks has the look and feel of an upscale supper club, with service to match. The restaurant brings in stone crabs this time of year with its own fleet from Isle of Capri and so usually has a good supply. The tuna tartare tower looks like a seafood version of a trifle, with layers of tuna, crab, tomato, avocado and pineapple drizzled with a citrus soy reduction. This appetizer is worth the trip alone. Miso-glazed barramundi was a white, flaky and mild fish, enhanced by crab fried rice and a generous topping of julienned vegetables. The Nigerian shrimp were enormous, as billed, but not as flavorful or tender as the gulf variety. Plan to share one of the massive desserts. The white cake with almond-studded cream cheese icing served with crme anglaise and raspberry puree made for a satisfying finish. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTSCapsule summaries of previous reviews Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor All of Trulucks cakes and pies are house made and may tempt diners to start their meals with dessert. th e fr es h es t f Vietnam e menu has c ri p tions, y even e who ry hot, y ou by e reduction. This a pp etizer is worth t he tr ip alone. Miso -g lazed barramundi was a white, flaky an d mi ld f ish Al l of T ru lu ck s c ak es a nd p ie s ar e ho us e ma de a nd KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Vegetable fajitas make up a hearty and inexpensive entre at Cilantro Tamales.
If you go >>Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday brunch; lunch served 11:30-2:30 p.m. daily; dinner served 5-10 p.m. daily. >>Reservations: Accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: Appetizers, $8-$12; entrees, $19-$49 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: Booths, conventional tables and chairs at the bar. Outdoor patio opening soon. >>Specialties of the house: Organic fall salad, Chefs Garden heirloom tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad, New England lobster bisque, house-made tagliatelle pomodoro, orange-miso glazed sea bass, grilled Colorado buffalo hanger steak >>Volume: Moderate >>Parking: Free lot with complimentary valet parking available >>Web site: www.mwaterfrontgrille.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., NaplesM Waterfront Grille The name is a puzzlement. M Waterfront Grille. Whats that M stand for? Neither of the owners (Peter and Christopher Sereno) has one in his name. Perhaps its a remnant of the restaurants previous life as Maxwells on the Bay, a popular Naples dining establishment for 20 years until it closed last spring for a facelift. It reopened Oct. 14 with its new name. After a recent visit, I have some theories about that mysterious letter. Perhaps the M is for magnificent, reflecting the rich earth tones and lush woods that now surround diners. Or maybe its for marvelous, for the spectacular view of Naples Bay through its expanse of picture windows. Or it might be short for Mmmmm, an expression I heard and uttered myself with regularity during dinner. The renovation is masterful, giving the restaurant a smart, sophisticated ambience that pairs well with the new menu Executive Chef Brian Roland calls cuttingedge continental cuisine. That alliterative but somewhat vague description comes into focus with a look at the menu, which features a wealth of organic vegetables, house-made pasta and other premium ingredients combined in imaginative and appealing ways. Its clear that Mr. Roland and his staff understand that a dish is only as good as what goes into it. What was contained in those we tried was topnotch from start to finish. The wine list offers a wide range of varieties and price ranges, with some extraordinary boutique wines. We managed to snag the last bottle of Turley Zinfandel 2006 Mead Ranch Atlas Peak, a velvety smooth and fruity wine with just a hint of pepper and spice. It was a worthy partner to the food that followed. We began with escargots, heirloom beets with goat cheese and a wedge salad. The escargots were joined on the plate by wild mushrooms, wilted spinach and Boursin cream on French bread that had been lightly brushed with garlic butter. It was a delicious montage of textures, flavors and colors, far more elegant than simply dousing the little darlings in garlic butter. The heirloom beets came cut into pieces and formed into an artful tower accompanied by creamy fried goat cheese, a light pistachio vinaigrette, frisee, bits of blood lemon and just a touch of crme fraiche. Even the M Wedge was exceptionally good, consisting of iceberg and Bibb lettuce, grape tomatoes, bits of red onion, bacon and scallions in a buttermilk-blue cheese dressing. I know this sounds strange, but this is an exceptional wedge salad, one of my amazed dining companions said. Our entrees were equally impressive. The Waterside herbpanko crusted walleye pike was flaky and full of flavor, made all the more wonderful by roasted fennel and a mellow caramelized onion risotto with lemon caper sauce. What a wondrous blending of ingredients. Another standout was the orange-miso glazed sea bass with goat cheese dumplings that were crisp on the outside and meltingly creamy within. These were served with a delicate Florida orange broth studded with bits of bacon and a side of tender-crisp broccolini. The only dish that didnt quite live up to expectations was the braised boneless beef short rib with horseradish mashed potatoes and smoked tomato molasses. Short ribs are fatty, but braising generally melts away a lot of that. While tender, this one retained much of that fat, making it exceedingly rich. Given how popular Kobe beef is, I know there are those who feel differently and so may find this dish immensely satisfying. Id have liked a bit more kick from the horseradish in the potatoes as well. That was the only minor disappointment in an exceptional meal that concluded with desserts of milk chocolate lava cake accompanied by a pistachio tuile, bits of strawberry and dark and white chocolate ganache. Although the chocolate flavor resonated, it was a reasonably light dessert. A vanilla berry shortbread was moist and delicious, with Sauternes-macerated berries, mint paint and a dollop of whipped cream. Despite the generous meal wed had, we left not a bite of dessert behind. As you might expect, service was top flight as well. Our young server was a little difficult to hear at times, but he knew the menu well, supplied silverware and replenished wine before we realized we needed them, made sure everything was to our liking at each course and even crumbed the table. The manager stopped by each table as well. It was a stellar experience on every level. Given that, perhaps that M stands for memorable meal. If it doesnt, it should. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 PHOTOS BY KAREN FELDMANIn yet another creative combination, orange-miso glazed sea bass pairs with little goat cheese dumplings, bathed in a Florida orange broth. diningCALENDAR Thursday, Dec. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Cooking class, with Executive Chef Kristian Johnsen demonstrating the flamb technique and its many uses, $10, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100 (register at Customer Service). Friday, Dec. 12, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center : Cooking class, Perfect Pasta, $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-2222. Saturday, Dec. 13: 1-3 p.m., Alexanders: Chef/proprietor Alexander Bernard conducts cooking demonstrations and a book signing at his restaurant, 4077 Tamiami Trail N. Call 262-4999. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 13-14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m., The RitzCarlton, Naples: Teddy Bear Tea featuring stories, visit by Santa, hot chocolate and treats. $35 children, $30 adults. 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Call 598-3300. 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. Call 390-2222. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2-3 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Cooking with kids class, with instructor Denise Peterson demonstrating how parents and children can turn home-baked goodies into festive gifts, free, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100. Monday, Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine expert Julie Glenn discusses champagnes and wines for the holidays, with tapas by Chef Kristina San Filippo, $55, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-2222. Monday, Dec. 15, 6-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Happy Rawlidays class with raw foods chef Debbie Green demonstrating fun and tasty recipes using only uncooked fresh ingredients, free, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100. Tuesday, 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, Naples. Call 254-1120. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Seafood 101 cooking class with Nate Szwejbka, Flemings Steakhouse sous chef, demonstrating simple recipes for preparing great seafood, $5, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 4-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Spice it up with mint tastings in various departments featuring this popular herb, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100. Friday, Dec. 19, 6-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Cooking class with Whole Foods Chef Sumi Do sharing ways to make entertaining easier with bite-sized snacks, free, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100. Saturday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m., Whole Foods Market: Baking class, with instructor Jessica Spray demonstrating how to make your own gingerbread house using Whole Foods kits, $15.99, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Advance registration necessary. Call 552-5100. Saturday, Dec. 20: 2-5 p.m., Wynns Market: Alexander Bernard, chef/owner of Alexanders Restaurant, conducts cooking demonstrations and a book signing at Wynns Market, 141 Ninth St. N. Call Alexanders at 262-4999.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. 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