The man with a planW. Roy Smith had early designs on what the town of Naples could be. Undercover Historian, A10 ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES' HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 & 10 REAL ESTATE B12 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C18, 20 & 21 VINO C22 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 16 FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009Paintings as propsTheir role in "Moon over the Brewery" is just the first act for these original paintings. C1 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JANUARY 15, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERBig business on ice The Everblades consistently draw a crowd to Germain Arena. B1 Art appreciationUnited Arts Council celebrates its grant recipients, and other to-dos around town. C18, 20 & 21 Philanthropists Terry and Christine Flynn have been named Hodges Universitys 2009 Humanitarians of the Year. This is the 13th year the school has honored a local individual or individuals for making a difference in the lives of others. Since moving to Naples in 1996, Mr. and Mrs. Flynn have become entrenched in the community and have generously given of their time and talents to assist in the development of the university and numerous other worthy causes, Hodges President Terry McMahan said. The Humanitarian of the Year award recognizes the Flynns for their support of the community, for fostering hope in those afflicted by despair, for proving that the promise of tomorrows future never means forsaking the past, and for demonstrating the degree to which one man and one woman can make aHodges University names Humanitarians of the year FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT Christine and Terry Flynn SEE HONOR, A17 MAKE A TDIFFERENCECONNECT WITH THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE POWERROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com he squeaky wheel gets the grease, according to the accepted American wisdom, and the early bird gets the worm (if youre not a bird, you might not want the worm). With that in mind, Florida Weekly introduces Collier Countys legislative delegation for 2009, the men and women elected as state representatives or state senators from political districts that include Collier County. Each of them also represents constituents in one or more neighboring counties. We will show you their pictures and give you their telephone numbers, both locally and at their offices in Tallahassee, the state capitol. There, they BULLARD RICHTERSENATE GRADY RIVERA HUDSON GRIMSLEY WILLIAMSHOUSEFlorida representatives meet in the State Capitol in Tallahassee, below.PHOTOS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY, MYFLORIDAHOUSE.GOV & FLSENATE.GOV GO V Profiles and contact information for Collier County legislators. A8 >>inside:SEE DIFFERENCE, A8
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Time to start the new millennium, finally, rather than living like we were still ensnared in the 1950s only without Eisenhower to lead us. The Obamas are about to take the White House, and (like every president-elect) Mr. Obama is calling for sacrifice. Or warning that its inevitable, which are two different things. Heres the crux of his thinking in the last 10 weeks, by way of warning and inspiration, both: We know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century. The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful that we will get there. Requiring a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice, the other night he called for something even more simple, more vivid: Everybody is going to have to give. Everybody is going to have to have some skin in the game. In case you havent heard that phrase, skin in the game, Im told its a Warren Buffet product. Mr. Buffet used it first, at least in public, to describe the willingness of company managers or officials to put their own money in their own outfit to risk their own financial skins to make their companies successful, in other words. Maybe Mr. Buffett got it playing street ball in Harlem or Bed-Stuy or Cabrini Green, or somewhere. Its street for sure; either that, or the coinage of a great phrasemaker who admires street. But what does this mean for us here in Southwest Florida? Well, first, it means you have to put your horse in the race thats offered, or your cow, as the case may be (see last weeks Florida Weekly, describing the history of the cattle industry here). You have to commit. Frankly, the only committed people who really have their skins in the game right now are currently about 7,000 miles away, in Afghanistan and Iraq, and we hope not ultimately in Iran or Gaza. We can barely keep up with our fighting needs these days, which brings me to the first suggestion for putting skin in the game. Suggestion One: In Collier County now, according to Census Bureau statistics, there are 6,692 college students. In Lee, that number is 12,539. I encourage every single one of them to join either the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Army, the United States Air Force, or the United States Coast Guard, unless of course they want to join Teach America, which is much more difficult than military service and might require not only skin, but soul. Either go out and kill somebody, or go out and teach somebody. Never mind skin. Put some Soul in the Game by investing in 21st century America, and then come back to school on the G.I. Bill. (Thank God Im old and I dont have to do this myself. But remember, hypocrisy is the art of parenting or columning, either one.) Suggestion Two: Among the great issues in Collier and Lee is transportation, and in particular, the future revenue to be earned from Alligator Alley. To get money upfront, the governor wanted to sell off the Alley in a 50-year lease to a foreign company, who would have managed it, raised the tolls and accrued hundreds of millions of additional dollars lost to us, over time. (The plan is on hold, but not dead.)But this is our childrens money, and our lifestyle, and our Everglades, and our Alley. And so far weve turned the Alley into a soulless and profiteering American road slicing through one of the most vivid landscapes on earth.So I encourage every serious food vendor in Collier and Lee counties to volunteer to put food tents at cut-outs in the Alley, and to make it the most exciting road in the nation, a real culinary highway. Then Americans would flock from all over to pay the tolls, and to drive it and eat it stone crabs and shrimp and smoked mullet and barbecue and collards with cornbread and key lime pies and fresh produce in winter, such as tomatoes, strawberries, citrus and watermelon. The Alley could become, during the Obama administration, the longest farmers market in the world.And we could make that happen by putting some Soul in the Game. And finally: Suggestion Three: No matter what you do every day here on the WayDown-South Gulf Coast, and no matter where you live or what job you have or you dont have, I encourage you, in the name of Obama and the 21st century, to find a way. Find a way to give or sacrifice one small thing to one other person, every day. Find a way to say one distinguishing thing to one other person and I leave the gamut to you, from shrieking profanity to creamy kindness that causes that man, woman or child to think about putting some Soul in the Game. And if you cant do that, for Gods sake start dressing differently. I know you can do it. I know you can dress more boldly, more like a committed American. In other words, dress more like youre Michelle Obama and less like youre little Miss/Mr. Gotrocks, which is putting some cloth in the game, if not skin or soul. And if that wont work for you, as it wont for about 98 percent of the population, then dress like your parents or grandparents would have, back when service and sacrifice were part of everyday life. Put some Soul in the Game, in other words, and then get ready to ride. Because things are going to change. rogerWILLIAMS email@example.comPut some Soul in the Game WINTER SALESavings up to70% OFFon Select Merchandise*Friday, December 26, 2008 through Sunday, February 1, 2009 International Design Center 10800 Corkscrew Road, Suite 149 Estero, FL 239.947.5301 Fabrics Furniture Home Dcor Wallpaper Gifts*All sales nal. No refunds or exchanges. Limited quantities. No special orders. 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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. They were images for posterity five men in the Oval Office: one current president, three former presidents and one president-elect. Theres a lot to see in the pictures that graced front pages this past week, of President Bush hosting his surviving predecessors and his soon-to-be successor. There is the historic nature of the photographs themselves, as its not often that past, present and future leaders of the free world get together in what President Taft called the loneliest place in the world in fact, this reporter cant recall a previous gathering of this kind that also included a president-elect. And there is, of course, history to be seen in the particular faces standing in front of the presidential desk: Two men who look very much alike who are, in fact, father and son, Presidents Bush 41 and Bush 43 flanking a man who looks quite different from the others (and all our other presidents) because he will soon be our nations first African-American president. Finally, there is the thought, as expressed by the host, President Bush 43, that the office itself transcends the individual. It is a thought that is at once reassuring and frustrating. The reassurance comes with the understanding that, for all the heated partisan rhetoric, the United States still enjoys peaceful (if not always orderly) transfers of power ... and the frustration comes from the knowledge that our elected leaders are capable of acting like civil adults when in a room together but too often encourage the opposite behavior in their supporters. Yes, the pictures are interesting. But wouldnt you have liked to have had just a little bit of sound to go with them? Or, as White House press secretary Dana Perino said of the presidential quintets private lunch plans, All of us would love to be flies on the wall and listening to that conversation. The imagination turns to thoughts of recriminations flying: Mr. Carter, who has been unusually outspoken in his criticism of the Oval Offices current occupant, and Mr. Bush 43 going at it over whose presidency was the bigger flop. Mr. Clinton haranguing Mr. Obama for not choosing even more former members of his Cabinet for the incoming administration. Mr. Bush the father and Mr. Bush the son finally having at it over the decision to go into Iraq. The more fancifully or conspiratorially inclined might envision the group briefing Mr. Obama on the presidential secret handshake and the real truth about UFOs. And some might recall those old Warner Brothers cartoons wherein a sheepdog and a wolf exchange pleasantries while punching the time clock before going out and pummeling one another. This last scenario likely comes closest to the truth. But one hopes that this unusual lunch bunch didnt spend their whole time together asking after spouses and discussing their golf swings. Because Obama, who apparently requested the meeting, will enter the presidency faced with at least five presidents worth of challenges. Lets hope he asked President Carter to share insights on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran. Lets hope he solicited President Bush 41s thoughts on China and multilateralism, President Clintons on balancing the demands of economic growth and budgetary responsibility, and President Bush 43s ideas concerning Iraq, Afghanistan and fighting terrorism. And lets hope, finally, that this soonto-be newest occupant of the Oval Office is able to weigh the advice given him by this ultimate team of rivals alongside his own understanding of the country and the world, and with the aid of his own sound judgment. There was a lot of experience in that room, and one man who says he will bring change. In a perilous time, America will need plenty of both. GUEST OPINION The group picture danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly OPINION MOMENTS IN TIME On Jan. 14, 1870, the first recorded use of a donkey to represent the Democratic Party appears in Harpers Weekly, drawn by political illustrator Thomas Nast. Four years later, Nast originated the use of an elephant to symbolize the Republican Party. On Jan. 15, 1981, Hill Street Blues, televisions landmark cops-and-robbers drama, debuts on NBC. Hill Street Blues not only changed the way Americans viewed police officers, it also revolutionized television drama itself. The full squad house of regulars on the show rarely resolved cases in one episode. On Jan. 16, 1945, Adolf Hitler takes to his underground bunker, where he remains for 105 days until he commits suicide. Both he and his wife, Eva Braun swallowed cyanide capsules, which had been tested for their efficacy on his dog Blondi and her pups. On Jan. 17, 1916, a group of golf professionals and several leading amateur golfers gather at the Taplow Club in New York City in a meeting that will result in the founding of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA). On April 10, 1916, the PGA was officially established with 35 charter members. On Jan. 18, 1958, hockey player Willie ORee of the Boston Bruins takes to the ice for a game against the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first black to play in the National Hockey League (NHL). It would be 16 years before another black player, Ontarios Mike Marson, played in the NHL. The trillion-dollar standardAt least the word trillion still has cachet as denoting a lot of money. Billion has been surpassed during the past few months, and million has long been positively quaint. The Obama team wants to keep its two-year stimulus plan (just) beneath a trillion dollars, sensing that 13 figures is the price point when the public might balk at the fiscal bacchanal. (The entire Pentagon budget is $500 billion.) That Congress will take more time, into February, to pass the bill constitutes a notable act of fiscal restraint in the Age of Obama. Otherwise, congressmen will make like those Germans who lived through the hyperinflation of Weimar Germany and shove cash out the door in wheelbarrows. Mr. Obamas team wants to get 80 votes for the stimulus plan in the Senate, and took a step toward it with word that it is considering $300 billion worth of tax cuts as part of the plan. Sure, thats a tax cut only in the hundreds of billions. But consider: President Bushs first tax cut, $1.35 trillion over 10 years, delivered $174 billion in tax relief in its first two years. Mr. Obama is nearly doubling Mr. Bushs cuts that were denounced by Democrats as recklessly profligate. Mr. Bushs second tax cut in 2003 cost $350 billion over 10 years. Mr. Obama is engaged in shameless fiscal logrolling, hoping to pick up Republicans by devoting roughly 40 percent of his plan to tax cuts. They are characteristic Obama tax cuts, with a strong whiff of spending about them. He wants to give people $500 tax credits a version of the $131 billion stimulus that didnt work in early 2008 and throw a bunch of tax benefits at business, including a credit for hiring. None of this is as straightforward nor will it provide as much economic benefit as simply cutting the payroll tax for working people or cutting the corporate tax rate for business. Even with tax cuts absorbing some of his plan, Mr. Obama is testing the outer limits of spending. The federal government spends about $60 billion a year on transportation and other sorts of infrastructure. As Harvard economist Edward Glaeser points out, doubling that amount still would represent only 8 percent of a $750 billion package. Mr. Obama might be reduced to the expedient suggested by John Maynard Keynes of burying money in bottles and then paying people to dig it up (some of the projects on the shovel-ready list compiled by the nations mayors are only marginally less foolhardy). During the campaign, Mr. Obama was careful always to say less than honestly that his spending proposals were paid for. Now, it doesnt matter. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland left a begging voice message with Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel that captured the moment perfectly: Rahm, its Ted. Youve never failed me, and I need $5 billion. The stimulus spending or most of it will eventually disappear, and Mr. Obama will have to raise taxes. The fiction of his campaign was that repealing the Bush tax cuts on the rich would pay for everything. Repeal probably gets $50 billion a year, which in Washingtons newly adjusted fiscal lexicon is negligible. It takes a trillion to get anyones attention. And quadrillion comes next. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRY
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You cant say they dont make em like they used to, because they do. Or at least Jerry Alajajian does. At 6 feet, 3 inches tall and about 280 pounds, hes roughly the same size as his middle son, Joe, and an inch or so shorter than Nick, his youngest. His oldest son, Steve who works with him at Handsome Harrys Third Street Bistro, the posh restaurant named for his late father that Mr. Alajajian opened in 2006 is roughly the size of a tree, too. Indeed, Mr. Alajajian, 56, makes them just like they used to when they made him back in Boston, in the workingclass neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, known as JP, downtown. And then he sends them to the gridiron. I breed football players, he says. Mr. Alajajian was 18 when his father, Harry, died. He recalls him as poised and stylish, a graceful dancer and so fine a lounge singer Sinatra songs, Perry Como songs that he might have sung professionally. (Mr. Alajajians mother, Mary, answers the telephone at Handsome Harrys in a voice so clean and bright it seems to ring from a bell: Handsome Harrys, how may I help you?) I always said if I ever opened a restaurant, Id name it after my dad, says www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 Proud dad and restaurateur knows how to be a family manBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Mr. Alajajian. The boys never got to meet him. Instead, his three sons got to meet a lot of defensive linemen and inside linebackers, head on. Joe has started on the offensive line at Florida International University for three years and will set his sights on the NFL after his last year. Nick graduated from Naples High School in December and started at offensive center on the East team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio last week (the East won, 30-17). He returned to Naples Sunday night, did his laundry, packed his bags and on Monday moved to Gainesville, where he has a full football scholarship to play with the University of Florida Gators, the new National Champions. All three Alajajian brothers played football at Naples High School with Coach Bill Kramer. Im a big Bill Kramer fan, their father, who went to the team banquet every year, says. When Coach Kramer delivers a talk, he adds, Its not about football. Its about these boys and their lives. When people ask him if this team is as good as the 2007 team that won the state championship, or the 2001 team, he says, I cant tell you, because they havent gone on to be parents or employers or employees, yet. Now thats a great coach. And Mr. Alajajian, clearly, is a great father one whos missed only one football game in which his sons ever played, and who attended every Little League baseball or football game in which they participated, and who was there come hell or high water for more than 20 years running. Now, suddenly, he finds himself an empty nester. But the first thing he thinks about when confronted with this reality is not himself and his own loneliness, but his ex-wife, Kathy.Ive been divorced and on my own for a long time. Kathy was always involved with the team, which Im so happy about. Her house was always the place the players were. There would always be six kids sleeping on the floor. She just sent me a text yesterday saying how quiet the house was, you know?When his parents drove Nick to UF, they arrived in Gainesville about dark. He moved into his dormitory and they promptly went shopping (he had to start classes Tuesday morning, which will let him join the Gators for spring football training). On the way up there, Nick said, Mom, Dad, do me a favor no crying. I said, No promises, Mr. Alajajian recalls. We got to Wal-Mart and I was in the middle of the aisle, and I said, Look, Nick, youve heard it from me many times: Have fun. But take care of business. And when I said it, I started crying. As he would have had his other boys been standing there. Their lives are going on. It kind of hits you, he admits. Theyre stand-up guys, and Im so proud of them. Theyre all guys you can count on. And Mr. Alajajian is a guy they can count on, too. COURTESY PHOTOJerry Alajajian GCO Carpet Outlet(239) 434-5252Outstanding Deals! Save 20%-50% Davis Blvd.Radio RoadAirport Pulling Road 84 GCO Carpet Outlet 41 Texture Saxony Starting at$205per sq ft Frieze Starting at$225per sq ft(installed with pad) Berber Starting at$195per sq ft (installed with pad) (installed with pad) $50
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* The following Web site offers information on issues and bills before the House and Senate, on people, and on nearly everything else involving state government: www.myflorida. com (or www.myflorida.org or www.myflorida.gov). For a basic biography and photo of each of the 120 state representatives, along with contact information, go here: www.myfloridahouse.gov For a basic biography and photo of each of the 40 state senators, along with contact information, go here: www.flsenate.govSTATE SENATORS in the Collier Collier DelegationLARCENIA BULLARD, Democrat, District 39: Monroe, and parts of Collier, Hendry, Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. Aides and assistants: Medochey LaFrance, Jennifer Rojo, Wilbert Service and Marvin Wilson. District office: 8603 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 304, Miami FL 33143. Telephone: 305-668-7344. Tallahassee office: 218 Senate Office Building, Suite 304, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100. Telephone: 850-487-5127. E-mail: email@example.com. Note: Neither Sen. Bullard or anyone from her offices in Tallahassee or Miami returned telephone calls by press time. This information comes from her state government Web site. Vice chair of both the Agriculture Committee and the Transportation Committee, and a member of others, Sen. Bullard served a full eight years in the state House, the term limit, before becoming a senator in 2008. Her husband is former Rep. Edward Bullard and her son, Dwight Bullard, is a first-term representative. The mother of three, Sen. Bullard was born and raised in South Carolina, before coming to Florida in 1980. She holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Antioch University and Nova University, and she is a former teacher. Among other affiliations, Sen. Bullard lists the South Dade Minority Cultural Arts Task Force, the National Council of Negro Women, and the Womens Political Caucus. She also lists a variety of interests she pursues in her spare time: reading, swimming, traveling, skating, pinochle, card-playing and collecting butterfly-shaped objects. GERARD RICHTER, Republican, District 37: parts of Collier and Lee counties. Aides and assistants: Brad Piepenbrink, Becky Kokkinos, Sandra Mummert. Naples office: Building F, Suite 203, 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112-4961. Telephone: 239-417-6205. Tallahassee office: 310 Senate Office building, 404 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 323991100. Telephone: 850-487-5124. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Brad Piepenbrink, legislative assistant:I started with him before Thanksgiving, although I was the student body president at FGCU, and he was my mentor in the leadership program, so Id known him for two years there.Hes an amazing person, and I like the story of where he started. Hes a banker, and he started as a janitor in a bank in Pennsylvania, then went to Vietnam, then came back and worked his way up. Hes so down to earth, with everybody, it doesnt matter if its the top politician in Florida or the hostess at a restaurant or the valet, he treats everyone the same. When hes in Tallahassee, he doesnt have time to do anything besides whats on the schedule. Since Ive been on staff, I havent seen him even eat anything during the day. What is he reading? Well, there are bills and the necessary things he has to read related to those. That alone is quite a bit. If not that, there are reports that come out by analysts, and the local newspapers theres always a stack of stuff on his desk about a foot high. We filter everything. His office is completely covered with pictures of his family. Hes a new grandparent, and he carries pictures of his grandson wherever he goes. His day starts so early. Youre up at 6 a.m., youre in the office by 7 a.m. He walks to the Capitol building uphill from his condo, and downhill in the evening. By 8 a.m. theres a committee meeting, then theres a twoor three-hour break, and then meeting after meeting. Its overwhelming. The coolest thing was that his dad was a state representative up in Pennsylvania, and Sen. Richter has a vintage poster of that. At the top it says, For President: Dwight Eisenhower. For Vice President: Richard Nixon. And it lists the state representatives running, this would have been in the 1950s, and it names his dad. Under his fathers platform, the issues seem a lot the same as today.STATE REPRESENTATIVES in the Collier County delegation(Note: e-mails may be sent to each representative by going to the following Web site, then clicking on the last name. There, you will find a send e-mail icon. The Web site is: www. myfloridahouse.gov/SECTIONS/Representatives/representatives.aspx DENISE GRIMSLEY, Republican, District 77: Glades, Hendry, parts of Collier and Highlands counties. Legislative assistant: Marty Mielke District secretaries: Kim Hamilton, Maura Palmer. Hendry County office: Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935-5015. Telephone: 863-675-5267.District office: 205 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3604. Telephone: 863-385-5251.Tallahassee telephone: 850-488-3457. Marty Mielke, legislative assistant: Ive been with her since she was first elected. I think the thing I admire most about her is, she has a very open-door policy. Shell listen and talk to anyone, and try to help them out. She puts a heavy emphasis on constituents if they call today, they get a return call today. Thats true of e-mail, too. And a lot of this she does herself; she answers a lot of e-mails herself. Rep. Grimsley likes chocolate the way an alcoholic likes alcohol. Thats no secret to anyone around here. Her day begins before 5 a.m. Shes at Golds Gym to work out every morning at 5. She likes to go through the newspapers online and read political blogs to see whats going on before she comes to the office, and she lives out on Centerville Road, where she has a house, so she has to commute in five or six miles every day. She gets here about 9 a.m., or before. Shes doesnt need much sleep. I guess thats the nursing background in her. She does like to read, and she favors spiritual leadership books. Currently, shes reading, In Her Shoes, by Jennifer Weiner. TOM GRADY, Republican, District 76: part of Collier County. Legislative assistant: Jacob Pewitt District secretary: Denise Rakich Naples office: 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Suite 304, Administration building, Naples, FL 34112-4902. Telephone: 239-417-6200. Tallahassee telephone: 850-488-4487. Note: Neither Rep. Grady or anyone from his offices in Tallahassee or Naples returned telephone calls by press time. This information comes from his state government Web site. An FSU graduate who studied finance there and went on to Duke University Law School, Rep. Grady was born in Ohio, and moved to Florida that year, 1958. An attorney in Naples, hes the father of two children. He was named a member of Gov. Charlie Crists transition team, and lists his recreational interests as boating, cars, reading, scuba and skiing. A member of the Boy Scouts of America and the economic Development Council of Collier County, among others, he is serving his first term in office. MATT HUDSON, Republican, District 101: parts of Collier and Broward counties. Legislative assistant: James Mullen. District secretaries: George Fossett, Sheila Jackson. Naples office: 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Administration building, Suite 212, Naples, FL 34112-3972. Telephone: 239-417-6270. Tallahassee telephone: 850-488-1028. Sheila Jackson, district secretary: I like his dedication to his constituents, the way he attacks issues they bring him. And the proactive way he reaches out to schools in his district to discuss civics and government theyre not part of the curriculum. He definitely does not work an average 9 to 5 day. He maintains his job as a Realtor and does this job full-time. His district stretches across the state into Broward County, and some mornings he starts out at 5 a.m. so he can be in his Broward office ready for an 8 a.m. meeting. Even when hes not traveling to Broward, Ill get an occasional Sunday evening call at home, so he can go over things he left on my desk. Usually its just to say, Sorry, I didnt want you to walk into the office without being aware. During the day, he eats protein bars, chocolate and diet soda I dont think he could possibly fit a workout into his schedule. I only see him reading the books in the office. When he first came in after being elected in the special election 2007, I walked in and he was reading the statute books. After the first week, he had read every single one, and could anwer any question you had. He has a picture of his wife on his desk, and also one of those digital frames that flashes family photos. He has plaques from schools, where he went and talked about civics and government. He keeps copies of legislation and resolutions that are special to him, and a beautiful portrait of the House chamber, with the entire body of the House of Representatives. DAVID RIVERA, Republican, District 112: parts of Collier, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Legislative assistants: Maria Armenteros, Alina Garcia. District secretary: John Norman. Naples office: Suite 305-Collier County Administration Building, 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112-3972. Telephone: 239-434-5094.District office: 2450 SW 137th Ave., Suite 205, Miami, FL 33175-6312. Telephone: 305-227-7630.Tallahassee telephone: 850-488-7897. John Norman, district secretary: Ive been with him six years, and I like the fact that hes wonderfully, politically astute. He rarely ever stops. I think David really likes politics. Hes chairman of the Republican party in Miami-Dade, hes a Republican state committeeman, and hes chair of the most important committees finance and education, to name two. When he comes over here, he sits down and the phone rings, and he never stops. He started out as a legislative aide for Connie Mack, the senior Connie Mack. He has pictures of himself with the current vice president (Dick Cheney) and with Jeb Bush, one of his idols.He may not need to work out much because he never stops walking. A lot of his appointments are just walking from the office to the floor of the House and back. He gets so busy he may ask somebody to meet him and walk over, about 10 minutes. Thats the appointment its a good use of time.Alina Garcia, legislative aide: What I like about him is that he meets with everyone or anyone, anytime. He tries to help everyone that comes in.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 will begin a 60-day legislative session starting March 3. Currently, theyre completing special sessions called by the governor. Our aim in part is to provide you with a tiny glimpse of each politician that is non-political. In some cases, you will get that glimpse through the eyes of a hardworking, praise-singing staff member who might be the one to answer the telephone or read the note if you voice an opinion about an issue to your elected official. In other cases those who didnt return our several telephone calls to their various offices by press time well give you cursory biographical information provided online or in print by the politician himself, or herself. What do they eat when theyre working in Tallahassee? What do their offices look like? How many children do they have? What do they like to do in their spare time? What do they read? Where do they live in the capital city? Politics, as Charles de Gaulle once intoned, is too serious to be left to the politicians. But knowing something about them that is not too serious might prove an advantage, or at least an amusement. This year, the range of political issues likely to have an impact on your life as a Floridian and a citizen of Collier County is broader than in past years which is all the more reason to voice your opinion. When politicians answer questions in 2009 about the economy, the environment, the infrastructure, or education, to paint the canvas broadly, the effects will be far-reaching, both in your wallet and on your lifestyle. So, were making it easier for you to be the squeaky wheel, and to telephone or write your elected leaders with your opinions. Will Rogers once said, There ought to be one day just one when there is open season on senators. Here, armed with an address, a telephone number and a few details about a politician that might or might not be relevant, youll recognize that every day is open season on senators. And on representatives. There are a few cursory things to know first. Floridas House of Representatives includes 120 elected officials. The Senate numbers 40. The Collier County delegation consists of five representatives and two senators. For a bill to pass and become law in Florida, both the house and the senate must approve it. Committees meet before the legislative session begins in March, so even now your elected leaders are working on issues that concern you. And theyre all accessible through their staff members, even if theyre out on the golf course or in the fishing boat, or hunkering down to read a bill in their offices. Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair, the comedian George Burns once said. Well, rest easy, George. Now the people who really know how to run things will have the telephone numbers of the people who really think they know how to run things. DIFFERENCEFrom page 1 BULLARD RICHTER GRIMSLEY HUDSON RIVERA GRADYCONTINUED ON A9
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 Once upon a time, entrepreneurs were not held in the same high esteem that they are today. Fortunately for us Neapolitans, the paradigm on entrepreneurs had shifted by the 20th century and some very unique entrepreneurs (those who used their own money) and intrepreneurs (those who used others money) made Naples their home. In doing so, they made an investment in not just in their own futures, but in the future of our community as well. W. Roy Smith was one of those pioneering entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs. He served as mayor for an unprecedented seven terms and in 1948 spearheaded The Naples Plan, a program that set our fledgling town on its sure-footed path to success.A man of actionAs a child, Mr. Smith had come to Naples many times from Wauchula with his family to hunt and fish. But the town didnt take hold of him until he was an adult. While he was here in March 1936 to audit the books for the Standard Oil Company bulk plan, he walked out on the pier one fateful day, looked down at that long stretch of sandy beach and decided this was where he wanted to live and raise his family. A man of action, he promptly went to nearest phone, called his boss and quit his job, then called his wife to tell her to get ready; they were moving. His first job driving the truck of the very business he had been sent down to audit was given to him by W. E. Clark, who was at that time the mayor of Naples.Civic lifeMr. Smith was always interested in the politics of his new hometown. He held several positions in local government, including city clerk and town manager, long before he became mayor in 1946. In a 1981 interview he told Naples Now, I could see that terrible things could happen to a little town like Naples. There was no zoning, no money and no planning. No one took running Naples very seriouslyThe Naples Plan: Intrapreneurship at its bestWhen Mr. Smith began outlining a plan in 1942 to raise revenues for developing Naples, William Cambier, the town engineer, joined him in investigating a novel concept: Could a tax-exempt organization be formed to fund improvements for the towns development? This could perhaps be the defining moment of why Naples notfor-profit culture is such an integral part of the community today. A bond issue was planned and community stewards J.G. Sample, S.F. Briggs and W.B. Uihlein came forth to discuss alternative methods for raising money. On Jan. 9, 1948, a year and a half after Mr. Smiths successful election campaign, The Naples Plan was approved as tax-exempt by the federal government. The flag was waved for progress to begin. Mayor Smiths next task was to enlist every resident to contribute to the plan. Social entrepreneurs and philanthropists such as Lester Norris and Julius Fleischman joined other snowbirds in the bid to improve the town. Bob Benson, chairman of the UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN W. Roy Smith: The man with a plan for NaplesBY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyThis photo provided by Roy Smiths granddaughter, Denyse Mesnik, was taken in 1951 on the set of Distant Drums. Mr. Smith, right, had a small part in the film that starred Gary Cooper. His sister, Sally Smith Norris, center, visited the set; the identity of the actor at left is not known. plan, launched into paving the streets and building parks and playgrounds. Soon other noteworthy projects, such as a community hospital, emerged. Some say the hiring of Fred Lowdermilk from the Edison Home in Fort Myers was one of the highlights of The Naples Plan. Mr. Lowdermilk was reluctant to come until he was promised he could establish and run the city nursery. When we look upon the wonderful plantings throughout the city today, we know whom to thank.The Smith family grew right along with the town. They opened a grocery store, a furniture store (which was later purchased by Holland Salley) and Smith-Lescher Insurance (later purchased by the Lutgert family).Youll never be the sameAn anonymous entrepreneur said, Never be a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. You will never be the same. Roy Smith was never the same after that fateful walk onto the pier. Neither was the City of Naples. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 NEWS A17 Buffalo State College alumni are invited to meet college President Dr. Muriel Howard and other alumni at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Stonebridge Country Club. For more information and reservations, call or e-mail Bob Laskie at (716) 908-6469 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Buffalo State alumni reception planned e al positive difference when times most demand it. The Flynns have generously given financial contributions and volunteer time to St. Ann Catholic Parish as well as to a countless number of not-for-profit organizations. These include board and/or officer positions with the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, The NCH Healthcare Foundation, Professional Givers Anonymous (PGA), and Greater Naples Leadership, Inc.As a member of the executive committee of the Womens Initiative of the Community Foundation of Collier County, Mrs. Flynn has established the Christine Flynn Fund to assist women and girls. She also serves as chair of the St. Ursala Academy, a Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women in Toledo, Ohio. The Flynns also provide scholarship assistance to current adult learners and returning veterans seeking higher education at Hodges University. Mr. and Mrs. Flynn are only the third couple to receive the Hodges University Humanitarian of the Year Award in the 13 years it has been bestowed. Previous award recipients include Jerry and Arlene Nichols (2008), Truly Nolen (2007), Michael Watkins and Ellin Goetz (2006), Clyde Butcher (2005), Peter Thomas (2004), William Schoen (2003), Frances Pew Hayes (2002), Earl Hodges (2001), Corbin Wyant (2000), Jack Humphrey (1999), Myra Janco Daniels (1998) and Lavern Norris Gaynor (1997). The 2009 Humanitarian of the Year award will be presented at a luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, on Thursday, March 5. The event is being underwritten by Baird, an employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Bairds five offices in Florida include a branch in Naples. Additional luncheon sponsorship opportunities are available. Individual tickets are $150 per person. For more information or reservations, call 5986159 or visit www.hodges.edu. HONORFrom page 1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 Hot foods should be held at 140 degrees or warmer (you can use chafing dishes or slow cookers or warming trays). Cold foods should be held at 40 degrees or colder (you can nest dishes in bowls of ice or use small serving bowls and replace them).When snacks are goodSnacks should be considered mini-meals with a mix of nutrients that includes wholegrain or high-fiber foods and some lean protein. Here are some healthy grab-and-go snack ideas: Small oatmeal raisin cookie with a small carton of fat-free or 1 percent milk. A few pieces of dried fruit such as prunes, apricots or raisins with a small carton of low-fat yogurt. A couple of packaged cheese sticks (Colby, cheddar, reduced fat if available) with whole-grain crackers. Fresh apple slices or celery sticks with peanut butter. Make-your-own lettuce wraps a slice of turkey or leftover chicken wrapped in a romaine lettuce leaf. Hard-boiled egg with a couple of carrot sticks. Snacks can be a great opportunity to sneak in the needed number of servings of fruits and vegetables per day. A bunch of grapes and a handful of nuts make a great snack while driving on a long car trip or during an unexpectedly long commute home. The fruit is not only a source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, but it also contains fluids to help keep you hydrated.When they arent goodSome folks chomp on snacks because theyre bored, not hungry, and that, of course, is not a good thing, especially if youre trying to limit calories for weight management. Salty snacks can put daily sodium intake over the limit. Fried snacks can put you over your daily fat and calorie limit. Sweet snacks can spike blood-sugar levels that come crashing down too fast, causing an energy crash, too. Any snack that puts you above and beyond your calorie level for the day is overkill nutritionally and youll see the results on the bathroom scale as the numbers go in the wrong direction! Just because that fried chicken-finger choice at a fast-food place is called a snack pack doesnt mean its the right snack for you.Best diet snacksSnacks are not only a welcome part of a weight-management plan, they can be allies in the battle. You should plan on no more than 200 calories per snack. The fiber, fluid and lean protein in small portions of foods chosen as snacks can keep your blood sugar on an even keel to help you curb hunger pangs and keep energy levels up so that you get the physical activity that you need. Healthy snacks include combinations of fruit (fresh, frozen, canned in juice), vegetables (fresh, cooked, in juice form) whole grains (breads, crackers, tortillas or cereals), low-fat or nonfat dairy products (glass of milk, carton of yogurt, serving of cottage cheese, slices of cheese, frozen nonfat milk desserts), nuts (a handful, not a canful), legumes (black-bean dip, hummus spread) and lean protein (hard-boiled egg, roast beef, turkey, smoked salmon). Look for products that are portion-controlled for you, such as small packets of nuts, applesauce and yogurts. Look for whole-grain products with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. Look for frozen-dessert products with less than 100 calories per serving.Kid-friendly snacksChildren need snacks. Depending on the age, they just seem to do better with smaller meals spread throughout the day. So, again, think of snacks as mini meals and great opportunities to deliver needed nutrients. Junk foods are often defined as foods that dont deliver any nutrients, just fat, sugar and calories. Since tiny tummies have room for only so much food, why fill them up with junk foods empty calories? Now, theres nothing wrong with cookies, crackers, chips and even the occasional candy. But choose versions that sneak in needed nutrients such as oatmeal raisin cookies (fiber) and whole grain pita chips or other crackers (fiber, and whole-grain nutrients). Dipping fruit into chocolate sauce (strawberries, chunks of pineapple or banana) is preferred over chocolate bars. Also, some fast-food places offer cut-up fruit to go. Need snacks in the car?Easy-to-peel-and-eat clementine oranges are in season right now and they are the perfect size for kids. How about slightly sweettasting grape tomatoes (just like fresh grapes, cut these in half for kids under age 3 to prevent choking) or those fresh carrot chips?Offer them with lowfat ranch dressing or hummus as a super after-school snack that serves up many nutrients.Beverages as snacksYes, beverages count! In fact, staying hydrated is vital to support good health for your body and mind. Even if youre mildly dehydrated, you can feel lethargic, irritable and it can diminish mental focus. The best liquid snacks deliver plenty of water whether theyre in the form of plain water, flavored waters, nonfat milk, unsweetened iced tea or 100 percent fruit or vegetable juices. But when liquids contain calories, remember the liquid portion of portion control. A glass of fruit juice should be 6 ounces (which counts as a fruit serving) not an 18-ounce tumbler. problems seriously, Zreloff said. Weve got to redefine what healthy is. Dr. Jonathan Flacker, who turns 44 next week, describes his health as pretty good. He eats a healthy diet, avoids processed foods and exercises almost daily. His weight, cholesterol and blood pressure rank in the acceptable range. Still, the physician admits that he and other boomers can lead healthier lifestyles. Boomers are armed with more information about health and fitness than earlier generations, but the incidence of chronic disease confirm that they are not applying what they know, he said. Knowledge isnt always power, said the medical director of the Emory Clinic at Wesley Woods whose patients are 65 and older. We have the ability to ignore what we know and sit on the couch and eat whatever we want. His recommendations: Dont wait for medical interventions to help you live longer with chronic disease. Instead, maintain a healthy body weight, exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet and schedule regular health screenings. When people do those things, then they will be healthier, Flacker said. FEELINGS ABOUT HEALTHThe gap between perception and reality may be widening for baby boomers. A recent survey conducted by Energizer Battery suggests that people believe they are healthier than they are and make assumptions about their health based on how they feel. More than 73 percent of middle-aged married couples rated their health as good or excellent, yet half of Americans aged 55 to 64 the oldest of boomers have high blood pressure, and two in five are obese, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Its just human nature, said Jennifer Zreloff, an internal medicine physician at Emory University whose patients are primarily women between the ages of 30 and 60. People want to see themselves as young and healthy, but they seldom define high blood pressure and being overweight as being unhealthy, she said. Compared to previous generations, boomers smoke less and get more exercise, but they maintain high rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other chronic conditions. Obesity and poor diet also increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States. As boomers age, incidents of such conditions increase. Currently, 80 percent of Americans 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, and half have at least two. By 2030, six of every 10 boomers will manage more than one chronic condition, according to health and aging industry predictions. If they actually want to live up to being healthy, then theyve got to take those HEALTHY LIVINGSurvey nds many middle-agers think theyre healthier than they really are because they feel good Boomers bewareBY VIKKI CONWELL _________________Cox News ServiceSnacks can be a good thingJOEY IVANSCO / COX NEWS SERVICEMillie Witmer works out regularly in Atlanta with a group of about 20 baby boomers. Read labels closely on foods advertised as healthy. You should plan on no more than 200 calories per snack. Additional findings of Energizer Batterys online survey of 44-to-62 year olds include: Diet. Sixty percent of respondents said they try to maintain a healthy diet, and 46 percent said so do their spouses. Exercise. Only 33 percent said they exercised regularly to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and 66 percent said they disliked exercise or found it a hassle. Age. Forty-five percent claim they feel better than their chronological age, while 20 percent said they feel worse. Change. More than 48 percent of respondents wanted their spouses to exercise more, 41 percent wanted them to lose weight, and 41 percent wanted them to eat healthier. Supplements. More than 68 percent report taking vitamins or nutritional supplements to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Expectations Nearly half of respondents (48 percent) thought their spouse was aging as expected. Thirty-nine percent of men said their wives were aging better than expected, while 30 percent of women thought their husbands were aging better than they expected. BY CAROLYN ONEIL _________________Cox News Service
A new program of Al-Anon beginner meetings starts this week at the David Lawrence Center. Regular meetings will be held at 3:45 p.m. Sundays at Crossroads, the centers adult residential substance abuse program facility off Golden Gate Parkway. The time and location are designed to engage family members of clients receiving treatment in the 12-step program at Crossroads. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Beginner meetings introduce family members of those struggling with substance abuse problems to the Al-Anon concept. After about six weeks, these new members will be referred to regular AlAnon meetings in the community. Sherri Siegel, an AlAnon member for more than 20 years, is coordinating the beginner meetings. For more information, call 272-7856. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 NEWS A19 Al-Anon beginner meetings start at Lawrence center 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 GALATRO DR.KATHLEEN Dr. Kathleen Galatro is pleased to announce the opening of her new ofce 3435 PINE RIDGE ROAD, SUITE 102, NAPLES Board Certied in Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist State of the Art Diagnostic Lab Nuclear Medicine Echocardiography Stress Echocardiography CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Call (239)596-3278 to schedule an appointment or email her at email@example.com THE HEART DOCTOR WITH A HEART! WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC NaplesUrgentCareOnline.com Without an appointment and without the wait.New Hours: M-F 8am-7pm Sa-Sun 9am-2pm1713 SW Health Parkway Ste. 1, Naples FL 34109Also located on 9250 Corkscrew Road, Estero239-597-8000 NAPLES URGENT CARE SAVE TIMEPRE-REGISTER ONLINEwww.NaplesUrgentCareOnline.com A non begin week at e r. Re g uat 3:45 d s, the s u ba cilay r e e xperience, t o solve t B e g inner membe r s ubsta n Al-A n s ix w wi l A m Call Today for a Free In-Home Consultationor Visit our showroom at 12830 Metro Pkwy. Fort MyersCALL TODAY!239-768-2391www.RoyalPalmCloset.comQuality, Reliablity and Service You Can Trust Kitchens CypressMetro PkwyDaniels Blvd Nancy Diller-Shively, RN President and CEONurses NotesA: Begin asking friends, neighbors, your doctor and other health care professionals who they recommend. This provides a starting point and insight. Then call several agencies (look in the Yellow Pages under Nurses and / or Home Health Care) to learn what each suggests about your particular situation. Being prepared with some helpful questions to ask can steer you in the right direction. Some suggestions to get you started are: Does the agency seem genuinely interested and helpful about my situation? Does the agency explain how Medicare and insurance may help? Does the agency have a service guarantee? Does the agency offer to meet with my family and me, at no cost, before we make a decision so that we can interview the agency?Share your notes with your family and arrange a meeting with the agencies who you ranked highest. For a more detailed and convenient check list of questions, please call to request a free copy of Ten Questions to Ask When Choosing a Home Health Care Provider. www.BridgeportHomeHealth.com 239-262-5002 or 1-877-272-5002 If my parents need help at home, how do we select a home health care agency?Q:
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 2008 was a banner year for adoptions at The Humane Society Naples. The private, nonprofit animal welfare organization adopted out 1,466 animals last year, which is 300 more than in 2007. Its also the most pets adopted out in any 12-month period in the Humane Society Naples 46-year history. Executive Director Michael Simonik attributes the adoption increase to improved customer service, a wide selection of pets and the communitys recognizing the value of pet ownership. Sure, you can buy yourself a new computer program or some clothes, but how much fun is that after a few weeks? he said. Adopting a dog or cat is something the whole family can enjoy day after day for many years, he added. It gets everyone involved with the pet and with each other. Mr. Simonik said hes optimistic that the society can beat the 2008 record and find homes for 1,800 dogs and cats in the year ahead, even with renovations starting at the facility on AirportPulling Road in March. For information about adopting a pet, call The Humane Society Naples at 643-1555 or visit www. HSNaples.org. Maryla Panagos, left, admires her new Chihuahua, Morgan, who sits on the lap of adoption counselor Kathy Maher at The Humane Society Naples. 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 *Ask us about our painting specials HHA299992099Services Available NationwideYou now have a choice to keep a frail, aging person in their own home and out of a nursing home. Let our professional Care Managers and their integrated team of SeniorBridge Caregivers provide care in your home 24/7. Benefits of SeniorBridge: Reduced hospitalizations Better overall physical health Improved quality of life Less family stress SeniorBridge.com y stress S eniorBrid g e.co m 5621 Strand Blvd. Suite 301 Naples (239) 594-5004 14260 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103 Fort Myers (239) 561-7100 Living Safely in the Comfort of Your Home Humane Society Naples places record number of pets in 2008
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 NEWS A21 tions call: www.kabbalah.comFee: $ 18 561 488 8826 R Sunday, January 18 th at 4PM HILTON NAPLES 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 THE KABBALAH CENTRElearn transform connect O v er 5 million people h a v e disc o v ered Ka b balah and impr o v ed the quality of their li v es d r amatical l y The timeless p r inciples of Ka b balah are f or e v e r y one who will not settle f or second best It s an incredi b le system of logic and a precise technology that will complete l y change the w a y y ou view y our li f e Intro Lecture Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at www.collierpets.com. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. >>Bruceis a neutered pit bull. About 1 year old, he has the strength of Hercules and an open, happy disposition. >>Chanceis a spayed German shepherd mix. About 4 years old, shes a social butter y who gets along well with people as well as other dogs. >>Fluffyis a 4-year-old seal point Himalayan. She came in with another cat who was recently adopted, and since then shes been very lonely. >>Itty Bittyis anything but a small. Even though hes 2 years old and neutered, he still acts like a kitten. >>Macymight seem standoffish at rst, but she warms up to everyone quickly. Shes a larger cat, about 1 year old. >>Trousers is a Labrador retriever mix. About 3 years old, he has that gentle, lovable Labrador personality.While 2008 was a bad year for many (and good riddance to it), we dont want to turn the page on the year without mentioning a few books that belong on the shelves of every pet lover. First up, Marion Nestles Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine (University of California Press, $19). The Pet Connection team realized early during the 2007 pet-food recall that the numbers of sick and dead pets were in the thousands and that the problem of tainted Chinese ingredients went far beyond pet-food safety. And in fact, the pet-food deaths were the first of many problems with Chinese products toys, milk products, toothpaste and more. Dr. Nestle was also among the first to see a large problem, and she turned her attention to the canary in the coal mine aspect of the pet-food industry. Her Pet Food Politics, written for an academic press, is a little dry at times, but the information and its implications are eye-opening. Its a call to action that we can all hope the new Obama administration hears before theres a repeat of the tragedy, perhaps next time with American children as the victims. Sticking with the academic, Dr. Irene Pepperberg has long been known within the community of bird lovers, but her work became a national sensation only when her research partner, an African grey parrot named Alex, passed away at the age of 31 in 2007. Pepperberg, a comparative psychologist, PET TALES Turning the pagehad dealt with the dismissal of her colleagues for three decades regarding the parrots ability to communicate, not just mimic or respond to cues. Although there certainly remain skeptics, Alex and Pepperberg convinced many that bird brain was not a pejorative. Alex & Me (Collins, $24) deftly blends the personal and the professional, the setbacks and the triumphs, the fight for recognition, and the bond between two souls that could be broken only by death. Alex told Pepperberg he loved her the night before he died. Anyone reading this book will love him, too. Another lovefest has developed around Dewey Readmore Books, the library cat of Spencer, Iowa, who died of old age late in 2006. Ive been a fan of Deweys since Gary Romas Library Cats documentary came out a few years back, and Im certainly not alone. Dewey (named for the Dewey Decimal System in a contest by the small town) became a tourist attraction. Like all good animal stories, Dewey: The SmallTown Library Cat Who Touched the World (Grand Central, $20) is really about people, especially librarian Vicki Myron, who wrote the book along with Bret Witter. Dewey was dumped in the book-return as a kitten in the middle of winter. The throwaway kitten never wanted for anything again and gave much in return. Im a sucker for libraries and orange kitties, but I defy anyone not to love the story of Dewey. Especially since hes one of a dying breed between liabil ity issues, allergies and people who just dont like cats, few libraries will ever see the likes of Dewey. And thats a shame. Public buildings may be increasingly intol-BY GINA SPADAFORI_________________Universal Press Syndicateerant of resident pets, but workplaces have never been more pet-friendly. While people who own their own businesses have long had shop cats and taken their dogs to work with them, pet-friendly offices are a relatively new phenomenon. They seem to be most common in areas known for young workers and innovative work environments, notably those of the Silicon Valley, home to the nations computer industry. But even in those rule-averse offices, problems come up. Unruly dogs, accidents and other challenges can push a pet-friendly office to banning all animals. Thats why I was so glad to see Dogs at Work: A Practical Guide To Creating Dog-Friendly Workplaces (Humane Society Press, $22), written by experienced dog-trainer and author Liz Palika, and one of the bright young stars of the Humane Society of the United States, their chief economist Jennifer Fearing. Other books worth noting for 2008 include The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, a novel by David Wroblewski (Ecco, $26), and Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform by Karin Winegar with photographs by Judy Olausen (Da Capo Press, $26).
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 Take a good look at the photo. What do you see? Two children and what else? Grass, some weeds? What dont you see? No toys, not even a pail and shovel. The boy is studying a wildflower while his sister watches. Theres something else just outside the picture you cant see. Its the grown-ups who made the time to take these children outdoors. How often do we say, Im busy. Why dont you go play on the computer? Or, I cant listen to you now. Isnt there something on TV? Sometimes that cant be helped. But whenever you can, you should take the kids to a place where nature provides the only entertainment. Southwest Florida has so many natural areas where plants and animals grow and roam at will. When you visit them, you dont need to take toys. Our parks and forests are full of shells to decorate sand castles, coconuts to shake and critters to check out with no fence to obscure the view. Have you ever watched kids walking a nature trail? They cant wait to see whats around the corner. They shout for joy when they spy lizard or a pileated woodpecker. And they laugh.AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSTake the kids outside to find fun, naturally BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyOur wild places are natural laboratories for learning about conservation: We throw back live shells so there will always be beautiful shells to see. Science: I found a crab shell. Well look up what kind it is. Math: Lets estimate that alligators length (from a safe distance). Its about seven inches from the eyes to the nose, so the alligator is about seven feet long. For many children, a trip to CollierSeminole State Park is their first visit to a truly wild place. They discover the peace, the beauty and the freedom from artificial noises. As afternoon comes, tired parents and grandparents do more sitting, but the kids never stop. Theres always something more they want to find, try or do. If the family is camping, when nighttime comes the breeze through the palm fronds lulls them to sleep. In Last Child in the Woods, author Richard Louv documents the dwindling number of children who ever enter the woods. He writes: One evening when my boys were younger, Matthew, then 10, looked at me from across a restaurant table and said quite seriously, Dad, how come it was more fun when you were a kid? I asked what he meant. Well, youre always talking about your woods and tree houses Mr. Louv also writes that, Today, kids are aware of the global threats to the environment but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature, is fading. He goes on to prove we all need nature as much as nature needs us. Perhaps John Muir said it best: Most people are on this world, not in it. While youre enjoying our terrific winter weather, make the time to take your special child out into our wild world of wonder. Lee Belanger is a volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. Finding fun outside is childs play.LEE BELANGER / FLORIDA WEEKLY $1,000,000 Inventory Reduction Sale! starting at $35 Sq. Ft. starting at $89 per door 239-878-4994www.patrickscabinets.com227 SW 3rd Ave., Cape Coral, FL. 33991 10 x 9 Kitchen with Our Quality Wood CabinetryStarting at$999KITCHEN IN A WEEK PROGRAMPurchase a New Beautiful Wood Kitchen with Granite Countertops Delivered and Installed in 7 Days Complete.Some restrictions may apply. 10 x 9 Kitchen with Our Finest High Quality Cabinetry All Wood Construction and Granite Counter tops with FREE Stainless Under mounted Sink$4526 Out and about at Collier-Seminole State ParkGuided canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 16, 17, 19 and 21. Youll paddle through a mangrove wonderland along the Blackwater River, listening to stories of Seminole survival and keeping your eyes peeled for colorful crabs, tarpon and even manatees. Fun for ages 6 and older; $25 per person in your canoe or a park canoe. Reservations required. Guided night hikes happen from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 24, 25 and 26. Sharpen your senses as you hike with a park naturalist and watch for things that glow in the dark, shooting stars and other night wonders with no city lights to interfere. Fun for ages 6 and older; $10 per person. Reservations required. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. To sign up for a guided adventure, call Lee Belanger at 394-3397.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 NEWS A23 FREE ADMISSION & EASY PARKING! February 7 & 8Sat. & Sun. 10-5Edwards Drive on the Riverfront Downtown Fort Myerswww.ArtFestFortMyers.comFestival Information, Directions, Preview & VIP Tickets and Artist GalleryEnjoy and purchase some of the best artwork exhibited anywhere in Florida!200 nationally known artistsMany artists not frequently seen in Southwest FloridaWhether you are an avid collector or looking for something special for your home, there is art for everyoneMake-It-A Weekend!HOTEL PACKAGES available on our website Rx firstname.lastname@example.org Just remembering the first time someone called me edgy is enough to set my teeth on edge. What was meant? Was the attribution implying an ectomorphic possession of sharp edges? Or did the observer find me an endomorphic mass of largely visceral tension and emotional twang? I prefer an uber-mesomorphic perspective implying a bold, provocative, and unconventionally larger than life cutting edge trend-setting. Experience of edges is edgy. And I mean that in each of these three suggested ways. There is that ecto edge place of transition, the moment in real time and space of shift, of change, of geometric or internal perpendicularity. To this real edge phenomena there are edgy response possibilities of both the other suggested types. There can be the endo-edgy tension or the meso-edgy freedom release. Enough edgy verbosity. Lets go for the surreal edgy experience. Imagine a rock in water. With the minds eye, go to the edge where solid meets liquid. Get smaller and closer, betwixt and between. Go into the atoms themselves, with electron cloud outer edges of rock and water dancing together now. The hard and the fluid become the essence of what edge is. The MUSINGS essence of what edge is edgy. Where does rock end and water begin? This edgy question is not for the faint of heart. Examination of ecto-edges makes them disappear, evaporating into an edgy being of what they are not. And then we respond. We can fall into a chasm of edgelessness, with the endo-tension one has in an amusement park ride with floor falling away: terrorized edgy drowning. And yet at this double edged cutting edge we also fly with the meso-edgy power of provocative freedom that is bliss. I can feel this full and null edge experience with edgeless rock touching water, or flame touching wick, or in the empty edgeless eternity between my own breathing out and breathing in. This experience of groundlessness, source of both bliss and terror, is extreme. Too extreme for the likes of the ordinary. The ordinary is built on edges that do not so readily evaporate, and much of our studied human effort is dedicated to the preservation of edges. It is the definitive pursuit of trivial truth. I am still mourning over one example of this edgy enterprise. On Aug. 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union redefined planet. A planet must be large enough to be culturally defined as planet (seen in orbit), structurally large enough to be spherical, and dynamically large enough to clear all other objects out of its orbit. On Aug. 23, 2006, there were nine planets. On the following day, there were eight planets and five dwarf planets, one of which is the demoted Pluto. For if a celestial body only meets defining qualification one (orbit), it is a small solar system body. If it meets one and two (orbiting sphere), it is a dwarf planet. To be a real planet, all three crite-Edgy 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.black men, yellow melancholic men, and white sanguine men, as well as monstrous men including dwarfs, giants, and Hottentots. And if you were born on the wrong side of the edge, or were a woman on any edge, the edges have immense consequence. We laugh at the absurdity, perhaps, but do the same ourselves. Our edges are still alive and unwell. My pirate resolution is edgy: I am in process of dissolving the outer edges of my skin and of my mind. Perhaps we will meet in the betwixt and between, edgy and loving it all. ria must be met. The edges are drawn tight, and the world is drawn and quartered, ossified into compliance, at least for this moment. So what? What difference does it make if Pluto is a planet? Maybe none, after all. But there are further considerations. In the latter 18th century, Carl Linnaeus created edges separating our planetary reality into three kingdoms: animal, vegetable, mineral. From out of the evolution of this system there are now no fewer than six kingdoms in three domains in the superkingdom of the living, which is distinguished from the non-living superkingdom. To go into the subtleties of these edges is beyond the capacity of the inside of the edges of this page. And again, one might ask: So what?What might at first seem merely academic and irrelevant edges create enormous and relevant implications. The theological implications are particularly edgy. For it is written and believed by many: According to the life format of the creature, so shall be decided ultimate and eternal fate. Some question, and some do not question, the location of these edges. Do animals go to heaven? How about cute and cuddly pet animals? How about rocks? How about humans who do not believe in the same edges? Part of the Linnaeus system involved distinction edges within the human species. 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HD is the wave of the future, Mr. Johnson believes, similar to what FM was when first introduced in the midto late1960s. At 58, he says hes chronologically advantaged enough to remember that people back then wondered, What is this new FM thing? Now FM is the dominant format, and he predicts thats what will happen with HD. Besides handling major changes to the public radio format, he runs WGCU-TV, the Web site www.wgcu.org and Expressions, WGCU Public Medias monthly magazine. He manages a staff of 45. Mr. Johnson began his public broadcasting career in earnest after giving up on acting, which he pursued for a while in New York City. Tall and thin with a poetic face, he must have captured some attention on stage, but it wasnt meant to be. I decided I didnt want to wait tables that badly, he said. WGCU courted him because of his track record: 30 years in public broadcasting, culminating in 13 years as senior vice president for the PBS/NPR station in Jacksonville, Fla. He was also the station manager at WFSU-TV at Florida State University and worked at public broadcasting stations in Seattle, Wash., and Albuquerque, N.M. Regarding his first job in television broadcasting at an NBC affiliate in Green Bay, Wis., Mr. Johnson said he just wanted something interesting and didnt care if it paid a lot. That was back when he was working toward a bachelors degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Since then, hes gained a wife and two children, as well as moved up the pay scale. But his reasons for coming to WGCU were similar. I wanted something thats going to be interesting and will hopefully make a positive difference in peoples lives, he said. Mr. Johnson was born in Germany, where his father was stationed in the Air Force. The family moved to Pensacola and then to Albuquerque, N.M.; Abilene, Texas; Omaha, Neb.; and San Bernardino, Calif., where he graduated from high school in 1968. Ironically, after moving closer to the FGCU campus, hes now living hours from his wife and son in Jacksonville, in part so that his son can finish high school there, undisturbed by a sudden move. The Johnsons also have a daughter in college. For the time being, I am becoming very intimate with Interstate 75, he said. Listeners have generally embraced the new format which plays classical music 24 hours a day on HD radio 90.1-2 and 91.7-2. Evidence of that includes the fall fundraising drive, which raised a record $116,000 this year. In spite of some folks initial grumbling about purchasing a new HD-compatible receiver, the sound quality improved and the selection of classical music is far broader. Putting classical music on HD also opened up 90.1 FM for more popular programs like talk radio and other programming. What we faced as a station is what many public radio stations have faced, Mr. Johnson said. Classical music listeners are dwindling. New programs include a daily hour of the national favorite arts program, Fresh Air with host Terri Gross, and British Broadcasting Company news shows including World Have Your Say, an international call-in program that will broadcast live from the Community Cooperative Ministries Soup Kitchen in Fort Myers on Thursday, Jan. 22. Mr. Johnsons arrival at WGCU also coincided with a major change in television signals. WGCU-TVs public television station will switch from analog to a sharper, clearer digital signal along with the rest of the nation on Feb. 17. For some viewers, that means a new television or a converter box will be necessary. Mr. Johnson and WGCU-TV are preparing for the transition in a number of ways. WGCU-TV is airing updates on Channels 30 and 30.1 and on Cable 3 and 240. Its also hosting workshops on Feb. 3 and 7 about the switch (attendance is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 590-2345). WGCU-TV has led the way with digital TV in Southwest Florida, debuting three digital programs on Jan. 5. I cant say enough about the engineering, programming and promotions staff that took that collective vision and implemented it in two shorts months, with the holidays intervening, Mr. Johnson said. Although he said WGCU Public Media is already an incredibly well viewed and well listened to and well supported institution, Mr. Johnson is ready to take digital radio and television to the next level. Thousands of Southwest Floridians about 509,530 households with televisions and tuned-in radios everywhere will be waiting, listening and watching. BUSINESS PROFILE Rick Johnson tunes in to lead public broadcasting into a new eraRick JohnsonBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comEVAN WILLIAMS/FLORIDA WEEKLY
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The Southwest Florida Christian Chamber Collier County, meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker will be Michelle Weston, author of A Prophecy Forgotten. Cost is $21 for members and $26 for others. RSVP and prepay at www.ccswf.org. The Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples will host its fifth annual Forecast Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. A panel of experts from Standard & Poors, Forbes, M & I Bank and Merrill Lynch will discuss the economic and investment outlook. Cost is $75, or $550 for a table of eight. RSVP to Justin Land at jsl@ wasmerschroeder.com. Naples Connection of the Lee Collier Networkers hosts its open promotion and networking event and luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Naples Beach Hotel, 8 51 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Cost is $25; display tables are available for an additional $25. 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The chapters premier event of the year, the half-day program will focus on current and future trends in five areas of real estate development: lending economics, responsible and sustainable master-planned community development, real-estate development finance, development trends in growing metropolitan cities, and the future of Floridas economy. The ULI will present its 2009 Pathfinders Award at the days luncheon (see story on page B8). Featured speakers will include Greg Miller, chief economist for SunTrust Bank; Ed McMahon, ULI trustee; Ron Glass, president of GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group; and Tom Murphy, the former mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa. Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink will also provide perspective on the states financial condition and the overall economy as well as an update on insurance discounts for home hardening. The ULI Winter Institute takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Cost is $85 for ULI members, $100 for non-members, $50 for young leaders, $50 for government members, and $25 for students. For additional information or to register, call the ULI Southwest Florida District Council at (800) 321-5011. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commer c e w elcomed the following new members in December 2008: Allied Professionals, Inc. Royal Palms Health & Home Concierge; BCB Homes; Booksa-Million; C.R. International; Carvel Ice Cream; Concierges Image Magazine; Executive Womens Golf Association, Naples Chapter; First National Bank of the Gulf Coast; Framework Data Services Inc.; H&R Block; Helaine Treitman Tango; Naples Cay Exclusive Accommodations; Vision Golf & Association Management.The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce has nearly 2,200 members representing some 67,000 employees. The chamber promotes the areas professional community through public policy and business advocacy, leadership programs and executive business forums and sessions. For information about membership, call 2626376 or visit www.napleschamber.org. Greater Naples Chamber welcomes new membersULI Winter Institute will focus on real estate development trends
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 In honor of their pioneering spirit in giving back to the community through their involvement in political and environmental arenas, the Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida has chosen Nancy Payton and Jennifer Languell as recipients of the 2009 ULI Pathfinder Award. Ms. Payton is the Southwest Florida field representative of the Florida Wildlife Federation. Ms. Languell is founder and president of Trifecta Construction Solutions. These two women epitomize environmental responsibility, as they are dedicated to finding solutions to the challenges we face in conserving our natural resources, said Brian Goguen, 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : email@example.com If an ACCIDENT gets you off course Remember.......ALL ROADS LEAD TO US YEARS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS WELCOME ON-SITE RENTALS STATE OF THE ART PAINT BOOTHS DIGITAL PAINT MATCHING SYSTEM DIGITAL MEASURED FRAME MACHINES PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE 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. Why Wear Someone Elses Label When You Could Wear Your Own?www.tomjames.com F Cbt Cnbf Real Estate Architectural Executive PortraitTom Harper Excellence in Photography239-560-0994 www.TomHarperPhotography.comBiomedical support group is seeking a business manager/ controller for growing company. Approximately 10M in sales; 35 employees. Purchasing and/or HR experience helpful. Must have the ability to provide both managerial and tax accounting support. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Located east of Ave Maria. Please fax your resume to 305-471-8983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.JOB OPPORTUNITY Currently Showing Properties to $20 million MARGARET HUTCHISONP.A. CRS ABR RECS REALTORDirect: 239.272.7000AUDREY CARMONYP.A. GRI RECS REALTORDirect: 239.272.4462View listings, photos & floorplans at www.beachbreezes.com Contemplating a new career as a teacher in Florida? Find out what it takes to earn certification at an information session at Florida Gulf Coast University College of Education from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Academic Building 3, Room 103. The workshop covers several paths to certification, including teacher training programs, individual coursework and state teacher exams. Candidates who hold bachelors degrees may apply for course-by-course certification or may opt for the FGCU Teacher Immersion Program, which is grant-funded for qualified applicants. For more information, contact TIP coordinator Susan Kohler at FGCU, email@example.com. Learn what teacher certification takesUrban Land Institute announces 2009 Pathfinder honoreeschairman of ULI Southwest Florida and vice president of the Barron Collier Companies. We are greatly honored to recognize their tremendous contributions to our community. Ms. Payton and Ms. Languell will accept their awards during a luncheon as part of the ULI Winter Institiute later this month. The same luncheon will feature Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, who will attend in support of the Collier County Economic Development Councils Project Innovation. Ms. Paytons experience in nature advocacy spans 36 years, beginning with her tenure with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Since 1994, she has coordinated the Florida Wildlife Federations western Everglades rural lands and wildlife protection campaigns. She was among the pioneers who created the Rural Land Stewardship Program, which will protect tens of thousands of wildlife habitat acres in eastern Collier County, and is working to further protect the endangered Florida panther through the Florida Panther Protection Program partnership between conservation organizations and landowners. Ms. Languell is a nationally recognized leader in education about the benefits of green building and sustainable development. An awarding-winning author, she co-hosts the Discovery Channels Project Earth. She has certified approximately two-thirds of the green homes in Florida using the Florida Green Building Coalition standards, and has worked on more than 250,000 square feet of U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and FGBC commercial projects as well as 30,000 acres of FGBC Green Development projects. The ULI Southwest Florida Winter Institute takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Naples Hilton. For details about guest speakers and tickets, see story on page B7. Languell
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING Chamber Networking at M Waterfront GrilleCHARLES HESTER / FLORIDA WEEKLYJulia Mueller and Lili Iglesias Peggy McKenzie, Pat Hillegass and Gina Lucia Lisa Ostberg, Courtney Smoot and Christine Comunale Dave Bower, Peter Sereno and Betty Stauber Sundi Faith, Senta J. Podilla and Bob DiPesa Peter Sereno, Melissa Reed and Susan Savino Jim Langlas and Tom Middlemiss
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 BUSINESS B11 www.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com My expertise will be invaluable to you in your selection process whether you are Buying, Selling your home or relocating to Southwest Florida.239.404.7787 MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTOR crowd backed up traffic on Interstate 75, Germain Arena has hosted 2,304,431 fans in 358 regular season games, an average of 6,437 fans per game. Centrally located off exit 123 in Estero, it draws crowds from all over Southwest Florida. Germain Arena is one of the diamonds in our own backyard, said Mike Reagan, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. It is an incredible gathering place for all the segments of our society. The dollars spent there circulate around our community and the surrounding five counties. Yet, ticket sales slipped this year due to the bad economy, said Everblades Director of Marketing Ethan May, but not much. Just like everybody else, were a little bit slow, but we had a lot of success selling sponsorships and group tickets, he said. I think were competing for that entertainment dollar. Our least expensive ticket is the same price as a movie ticket. Tickets start at $10. Everblades Account Executive Butch Hildebrand, who works to sell group tickets to places like schools, boy scout clubs or church groups, said Luckily, we are winning, so that helps. The team splits 36 regular season games between home and on the road. When theyre not playing at home, Germain Arena is transformed overnight to host events like the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Jan. 16-19), rock concerts, trade shows and other events. Meanwhile, the team travels on a sleeper bus with 25 bunks. Their shortest trip is 583 miles to Charleston, S.C. They play cards and watch movies, Coach Cameron said. And youre playing so many games, so the guys sleep a lot. They also surf the Internet and check e-mails on the road. Earlier this year, a 19-day road trip began as it always does, at Germain, where the bus headed to Augusta, Ga.; Reading, Pa.; Trenton, N.J.; Johnstown, Pa.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Elmira, N.Y.; then back to Trenton and Reading. Usually they take the bus home, but after such a long journey, they flew back from Philadelphia. Coach Cameron misses his wife and two sons while traveling, but said the trips keep the team focused because there are few distractions. When youre on the road, its all hockey, he said. Its hotels and hockey. While the players travel, Mr. May works with his sales team to sell tickets and promote upcoming games. Everyone here, Mr. May said, from our broadcaster (Kevin Reiter) to our other sales guys, have to make sure when they get back theres a nice big crowd to watch the game. Last Saturday night was game 17 at home, against the Mississippi Seawolves, only one game to the official midseason point. Were right in the thick of things, Mr. May said. All-Star breaks are right around the corner. There are more promotions to keep attendance up this year, like the FANtastic Friday Four-Pack: four hot dogs, four sodas and four tickets for $44, Mr. Ethan said. People who bought tickets at Germain Arena or through Ticketmaster might be sent e-mail blasts telling them about the special promotions. Once people come in and see the game, you start creating those memories, Mr. May said. You hope they have a smile on their face when they leave the building. It takes a staff of 80 to 100, plus concession workers and a Lee County Sherriffs Office presence, to make the production of each game run smoothly. That includes 19 parking attendants, who charge $5 to park and direct you to a space; and 38 ushers, like Bruce Pegrum. The former high school hockey coach, now 74, calls himself a snowbird who lives in Michigan six months out of the year. He generally takes care of fans who sit in section 109/110 at Germain. Sometimes if they get a little noisy we try to cool em down, he said. Thats usually not necessary, because the ice itself is cooled to 17 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes the arena chilly. That doesnt hurt sales for Pro Shop, said Sales Associate Ed Ricci, 70, a New Jersey native who moved to Florida with his wife 18 years ago. He has been selling Everblades apparel and memorabilia at games since Germain Arena was built in 1998. Because of the atmosphere inside we sell a lot of sweatshirts and ball caps, he said. He sets up on folding tables for the legions of fans who poor through the front entrance before a game. They can also visit the fully stocked Pro Shop in another part of the stadium. Those looking for dinner might try The Big Cypress Club, tucked in next to food and drink vendors of all kinds hot dogs, sausages, Cuban sandwiches, sorbet and pretzels are a few examples. The Cypress Club serves a buffet for members before the games, for $19.95 or $12.95 with just salad and dessert. Last Saturday nights offerings included Prime Rib and smoked Gouda casserole. To eat and drink while watching the game, fans can also crowd into the Breakaway Sports Club, on the arenas upper rim, near one of the rented suites where the teams President Craig Brush often watches the games. Mr. Brush, who built Germain Arena with partners Peter Karmanos (owner of the Carolina Hurricanes) and Tom Thewes, expects the Everglades just might go all the way this year. Theyve come close before. A lot of great things have happened at the arena over the last 10 years, but there is still one big check mark yet to be made on the to-do list, he wrote in a guest column for the Naples Daily News in November. We have to get that Kelly Cup. This years team has all the ingredients to accomplish that goal a driven coach, All-Star talent and a great work ethic. Not to mention the fans who show up on game day. BLADESFrom page 1EVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLY Germain Arena has been the home to the Blades for 11 seasons. The team averages about 6,000 fans per game this year in the 7,2 00-seat arena and has led the East Coast Hockey League in attendance for five of the past eight years.EVAN WILLIAMS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Kevin Reiter handles public relations for the team as well as the broadcast play-by-play for Everblades games.
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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 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM GOLFING MEDITERRA PADOVA t Elegant and comfortable estate home. Outside kitchen and living room with replace. Lake and preserve view $5,175,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 NEW LISTING PADOVA 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 Christie s Great Estates Property .$5,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420RAVELLO t One-of-a-kind estate! Lake/golf views, 2-level cabana suite, two wine cellars, media room, garage parking for 7 cars.$7,500,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 CORTILE t Dynamic furnished model overlooks green. Nearly 5,500 SF under air interior and exterior replaces, wood ooring.$4,650,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 IL TREBBIO t Former Landmark model with 70-foot lanai, golf views. W ine room, study media room, and billiard room. Furnished.$4,495,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 MARCELLO 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 PADOVA 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 | 213-7420 IL TREBBIO t 16041 Trebbio Way This four bedroom plus den home features stone flooring, rich millwork, columns, fireplaces and custom finishes. A Christies Great Estates Property.$3,775,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA RAVELLO t 14915 Celle Way Residence with 4 bedrooms plus study 5.5 baths. Loggia with summer kitchen and replace. An attached cabana. 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 IL TREBBIO t 16036 Trebbio Way 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 VERONA 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 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 | 213-7420 VERONA t 16991 Verona Lane Stunning 4 bedroom, 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 IL 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 | 213-7420 AMARONE t Long lake view. Upscale nishes include stone oors, granite countertops, extensive crown mouldings and built-ins.$2,400,000 | 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.$2,500,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883CELLINI t Furnished by Robb & Stucky. Custom Harbourside home with 4 bedrooms plus a study covered lanai and architectural details.$2,695,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266AMARONE 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 | 564-1266 BELLEZZA t 14898 Bellezza Way Immaculate, sun-splashed retreat. Carefully chosen colors and fabrics, appliances and electronics. Furnished.$1,800,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 NEW LISTING : OPEN SUN. 1-4 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 tStunning Francesca model by Frey & Son features 3,840 SF, 4 bedrooms, a den and 4.5 baths. Views over lake to preserve.$2,375,000 | Dru Martinovich $2,195,000 | 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 | 564-1266 MILAN t Panoramic fairway views. Stunning 3 bedroom plus den with 5,036 total SF Outdoor living, pool, spa and summer kitchen.$1,699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420CELEBRITA t 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 | 213-7420MILAN t 15429 Milan Way Custom built three bedroom plus den, 3 and one-half bath villa. A tropical screened outdoor living area and loggia.$1,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BELLEZZA t Capri II plan overlooks fairway. Oversized site, expanded pool/spa area. Interior by Collins & Dupont. Furnished.$1,800,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 VILLORESI t 15683 Villoresi Way Glistening lake views from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa. Golf course views. Columns, cherry ooring and granite counters.$1,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VILLORESI t Views beyond open salt water pool/spa. Professional decor integrated sound system, home generator A/C garage.$1,295,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 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.$950,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438 BRENDISI t Beautifully furnished former model with granite counters, stainless appliances, large diagonal tile, and faux nishing.$825,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 Single Family Homes Condominiums/Villas VILLORESI 15628 Villoresi WayThis 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 | 213-7420VILLORESI 15746 Villoresi WayTropical setting with screened pool, summer kitchen and outdoor bar. Three bedrooms, 3 baths and over 2,400 SF of living area. $1,297,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VILLALAGO 18051 Lagos WayDesigner 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 #201Dramatic 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 15544 Monterosso Lane #201Five-star view! Golf, lake and fountain view from upstairs corner 3 bedroom, den, 3 bath residence. Neutral color palette. $795,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 Lots VERONA 16987 Verona LanePrivacy 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 LaneChoose 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 WayBuild the home of your dreams in this beautiful Marcello neighborhood. This lot features preserve and lake views. $595,000 | Angie White | 821-6722SERATA 28022 Castellano WayWest 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 WayThis 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 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 BRENDISI 29110 Brendisi Way #4102Three bedroom plus den, 3 bath low-rise residence with views of lake and preserve, custom built shutters and crown moulding. $619,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 FELICITA 16496 Felicita CourtWonderful 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 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102Views 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 | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLALAGO 18061 Lagos WayBeautifully 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 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4
The International Design Center in Estero offers the following free seminars to the public this month: Mixing Your Family Antiques with New Design, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 Linda Peterson of Southwest Florida College will present tips on how to blend old and new Florida designs and incorporate family heirlooms into your home. Sponsored by the Institute of Interior Design. Working with Floor Plans, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 Learn how to measure furnishings and see how they will work in your home, presented by Linda Peterson of Southwest Florida College. Sponsored by the Institute of Interior Design. Meet Artist Regis Bobitski, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 Mr. Bobitskis oil paintings include Mediterranean scenes, American landscapes, florals and other still lifes. Sponsored by Florida West Arts. Go Green with Window Treatments, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 Its easy to be green, according to Roseanne Marconi of Go Green Dcor. This presentation uses Kravet Green environmentally conscious textiles. Sponsored by Kravet. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 BUSINESS B15 IDC has free seminars, art exhibits Bonitas Best Year-Round Community Single Family Luxury Homes from the $400s Several Homes Available for Quick Delivery All Homes Include Spacious Landscaped Homesite Designer Kitchens with Granite Countertops Hurricane Resistant lmpact Glass Windows & Doors Throughout Energy Ef cient Appliances Paver Driveways Tile RoofsOpen Daily 10am-5pm Call 239-947-0040 for information Directions: Turn off Old 41 onto Shangri La, then left at Paradise then left at Avonleigh Dr., model is on your left 10105 Avonleigh Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Broker Co-op Invited Financing Available Pre-Season Sale! Quality Construction by 1965 Taken better care of my Barbie doll collection 1973 Given a second look at the well mannered geek that sat next to me in math class 1980 Listened to my brother-in-law when he told me to invest in this new company called Apple NOW Bought a Toll Brothers home when it was a buyers marketI WISH I HAD... There has never been a better time to buy a Toll Brothers home. Take advantage of the buyers market and youll never have to say, I wish I had ...F bt nfr t Fnb, t TollBrothersFlorida.com Decorated Models Open Monday 11 a.m. 8 p.m., Tuesday Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Sunday 11a.m.-6 p.m. CGC055953 Naples TBI Realty, LLC Broker Participation Welcome Prices and availability subject to change. Base prices do not include lot premiums or options. This is not an offering where prohibited by law. From I-75: Take County Road 951 (Ext 101) and travel south approx. 1/2 mile to Davis Blvd. Turn right onto David Blvd. and proceed 2-3/10 miles to the main entrance on the left. A summer-long expansion project that created a separate spa area, nearly doubled the size of the fitness center and added new exercise equipment is now completed at The Sports Club at Mediterra, Bonita Bay Groups 1,697-acre master-planned community in North Naples. The facility, which is located in Mediterras Piazza, was expanded from 7,852 square feet to more than 14,000 square feet. During these uncertain economic times, it is unusual for amenity expansions to occur, said Gary Dumas, vice president of Bonita Bay Group. We are pleased at this time to be able to complete this project to support the growing number of members at Mediterra. The project also added a large multipurpose room, lobby reception area, computer center with two terminals and a changing room in the tennis pro shop. The building now has wireless Internet connectivity and incorporates several elements of green building, including rubber and cork flooring, energy efficient light bulbs and Zoysia grass, which requires less water and fertilizer than traditional grass. Members also enjoy new health equipment, including a Pilates Reformer, a flexibility table and cardio machines with individual TV monitors, and innovative finishes, such as a rubber floor in the fitness center. Were really breaking the mold with the rubber floor, said Julie Garcia, The Clubs director of fitness. Its safer, easier on the body and more hygienic. Its also made from recycled material. The fitness center now offers twice the equipment, two flat-screen TVs and a Paramount functional trainer, which uses cable resistance to mimic sports-specific movements. Windows along two walls overlook a lake and the Piazza lawn a view displayed from most of the centers new Cybex equipment, including VR3 resistance machines. The fitness center also has a flexibility area, staff offices and a space dedicated to free weights and resistance training. Expanded sports club complete at Mediterra community in N. Naples
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WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 B17 Take Advantage of $0 Down/$0 Closing Costs*Model Grand Opening EventDIRECTIONS TO COMMUNITY: Single Family Homes from $194,990 Estate Homes from $274,990*Broker Participation Welcome. Prices/speci cations, incentives and availability subject to change without notice. Loan through USDA program with 0% down payment; seller will contribute to lender allowable closing and prepaid amounts; 6.75% Interest Rate; 6.916% APR and 360 month xed term. Other payments are based on speci c prices for speci c units within the community and are not available on all units. Payment amount is for principal, interest, taxes, and homeowners insurance. Interest rates may vary. Customer must qualify and all terms are subject to change. DHI Mortgage Ltd. Fl. Correspondent Mortgage Lender License CLB0700623. Please see your New Home Consultant for details. (c) 2008 D.R. Horton, Inc. All rights reserved. DHI Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender. (239) 354-0243 LA PALMA DEVON estate sized lot CASSIANO TORINO estate sized lot RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAMiromar Lakes/Bellini ............. from $2200 Vasari/Cassia ....................................$1800 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Bonita Bay ................................ from $1450 Pelican Landing/Southbridge .............$1295 Marsh Landing ..................................$1275Furnished Annuals from $1150 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSDunes/Grand Excelsior .....................$5000 Park Shore Beach/Solamar ................$2500 Kensington/Wellington Place ............$2300 Park Shore/Imperial Club .................$2200 Tiburon/Castillo ...............................$2200 Lemuria .................................... from $1950 Remington Reserve ...........................$1800 Pelican Bay/LAmbiance ...................$1800 Park Shore Beach/Esplanade .............$1800 Bayfront/Old Naples ................. from $1600 Stonebridge/Braeburn .......................$1600 Park Shore/Allegro ...........................$1500 The Orchards ...................................$1500 The Strand/Turnberry ......................$1495 Park Shore/Savoy .............................$1375 Hidden Cove ....................................$1350 Stratford Place/Pinehurst ..................$1300 Tarpon Cove ....................................$1175 Imperial .................................... from $1100 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000 Lake View Pines ......................... from $995Furnished Annuals from $1000 UNFURNISHED HOUSESPark Shore .....................................$12000 Old Naples .......................................$7000 Port Royal ........................................$7000 North Naples/Oaks Blvd ...................$5000 Mediterra/Villalago ...........................$3500 Royal Harbor ............................ from $3500 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 Andalucia .........................................$2100 Delasol .............................................$2000 Lakeside ...........................................$1450 Pebble Brooks Lake ..........................$1300 Naples Express Employment Professionals has been awarded a Health Care Provider Pool license by the state of Florida, authorizing the company to provide nurses, nurses aides, occupational and respiratory therapists and various technicians and assistants to local medical facilities. Were happy to expand our health care service to the Collier County community, said Joseph Hohmann, owner of the local Express office. The Naples Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in 2005 and services Collier County and southern Lee County with temporary and full-time employees in a variety of professional fields, including office services, accounting, legal, medical, financial, IT, hospitality and light industrial. Applications are being accepted at the Naples office, 5048 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 1. Businesses seeking employees can stop by the office, call 4170946, or visit www.naplesfl.expresspros.com. Express Employment Professionals employs 350,000 people worldwide, with more than 600 offices in four countries. YLC is open to high school juniors entering their senior year. Rather than choosing applicants based on GPA and test scores, the selection committee seeks individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities both inside and outside the classroom. The intensive, six-day program begins with a weekend retreat and takes place June 13-18 at The Hilton Naples. Tuition is $500; scholarships are available. Applications are due Friday, March 27, for the next session of Leadership Collier, which starts in September. Since the program began in 1989, hundreds of Leadership Collier graduates have taken the knowledge gained through the program to change the future of Collier County through elected offices and volunteer efforts. Leadership Collier is dedicated to building a network of community leaders who will utilize their diverse talents, skills and unique perspectives to address community-wide challenges and identify viable alternatives. The programs primary objective is to educate and expose a select number of individuals to the societal and economic challenges facing the community. Applicants should be those who have proven leadership skills, as well as those who are already at the decisionmaking level in their organization. Over the course of nine months, Leadership Collier encompasses 10 full-day sessions and one overnight retreat. For more information about any of the above three leadership development programs, call Stefanie Cuthbertson, vice president of the Leadership Collier Foundation, at 298-7926 or email scuthbertson@napleschamber. org. Applications are available online at www.napleschamber.org. Health care services added to Naples Express EmploymentLEADERSHIPFrom page B1
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..$229,500 ..............$209,500 ..............$199,500 ................$119,999 Great Gulf views, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba. 3Br/3Ba., 2 lanais front & back. $1,299,000 2862SF End unit, Br+Den/3.5Ba., Sparkling views, Elegant Condo $1,675,000 2677SF, Gulf/Wiggins Pass Views, 3Br./3Ba. $1,299,000 Views of Gulf/Bay/Beaches, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba $1,379,000 REFURBISHED, view of Wiggins Pass/Bay, 2677SF. $825,000 FURNISHED! 3+Den/3.5Ba., End unit, 2862SF. $1,149,000 Beautiful Waterfront! New classic interior decor, marble rs., 2677SF, 3B/3Ba $1,349,900 2428SF, 3Br/3Ba., Furnished, Gulf/Naples Nightscape Views. $1,265,000 One of a kind end unit all water views 3+den 3.5 baths. 10ft. ceilings $1,495,000 Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $,1,475,000 3Br/3Ba, 2428SF, Views of Gulf/ River/ Bay $1,295,000 3096SF, 3Br./3.5Ba., Amazing views, Large lanais. $1,899,000 3050SF, Stunning end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanais, Views! $1,329,000 Tile throughout, Granite, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba, Water views. $795,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 2515SF, 3Br./2.5Ba., overlooking lake & 18th fairway. $649,000 LOA of 125/24, Close to 5th Ave. $1,395,000 10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, West of 75 $3,900,000 154 Ft Waterfront Dock, Gulf access, Refurbished home! $1,475,000 3000SF, 3+Den/3.5Ba. Lg. pie shaped Lk. lot! $1,195,000 REFURBISHED, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top r. Owner nancing avail. $259,900 Home completely refurbished, 3+Den/2, guest apt.,quick Gulf access slip/lift $795,000 Grand Waterfront Unit, Slip w/20K lb. lift, steps to Gulf/Beach 3/3.5 $1,489,000 REFURBISHED, 2/2, Bright end unit, Gulf/River/Wiggins Pass Views $679,000 NEW LISTING 1730SF, 3Br/3Ba., Excellent condition, REDUCED! $369,000 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4UNDER CONTRACT
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM 777 Brentwood Point 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 2090 Imperial Circle T ranquil lakefront setting with southern exposure. Fantastic design with volume ceilings and spacious lanai. $599,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 OPEN SUN. 1-4KENSINGTON 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 | 273-7731 7429 T reeline Drive Mediterranean inspired courtyard home features tile/wood ooring, heated pool, and outdoor bar Golf, tennis and more. $995,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 SANT A ROSA 7398 Monteverde Way Long lake and golf course view from this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath. Tropically landscaped pool area. Tasteful furnishings. $825,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 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 SHOREHAM VILLAS 1795 Leamington Lane 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 BRAEBURN 1620 W inding Oaks W ay Stunning fairway, lake and preserve views. Classy 3 bedroom, 18 tile oors, granite kitchen, designer furniture. $449,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 WILLOW BEND 1930 W illowbrook 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 | 261-6161 MIDDLEBURG 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 | 261-6161 THE LINKS 6031 Fairway Court Custom-built home with 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths overlooks the 4th fairway V olume ceilings, pool/spa, and 2-car garage. $695,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 BOLERO 2655 Bolero Dr #2 W onderful 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 CASTILLO III 2851 T iburon Blvd. E. #101 Luxurious living awaits with crown moulding, tray ceilings, and granite kitchen. Gracious master Preserve views. $589,900 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 WICKLOW 12087 W icklow Lane Find your heart s 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 BRAMBLE POINTE 1 1824 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 | 253-3434 Lots 11665 Bald Eagle Way Over 1.5 acres of improvable land and brilliant sunsets over 4 fairways. Clubhouse, tennis courts, and golf course. $399,000 | Cheryl Mease | 691-8104 GLEN LAKE ESTA TES 948 Glen Lake Circle Pristine home with lovely heated pool and spa plus expansive lake views. Architectural details and quality throughout. $845,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VALLEY 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 | 293-9411 Condominiums/Villas VINTAGE 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 | 370-6292 GOLF COTT AGES 250 Edgemere W ay East Gorgeous lake, golf and wooded views! Plantation shutters, white wood oors and security system. $475,000 GOLF COTTAGES 16 Golf Cottage Drive Charming 2 bedroom plus den on cul-de-sac and overlooks golf course. Updated ooring, 2-car garage. $350,000 VILLA FLORESTA 184 Via Napoli Magnicent golf/lake views. Two bedroom plus den with new tile, electric shutters and generator. $695,000 WATER OAKS 32 Water Oaks Way Charming two-story villa views golf course and meandering stream. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and loft. Immaculate. $349,900 COURTSIDE COMMONS 607 Courtside Drive Contemporary and dramatic! All new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, hardwood oors. $299,900 COMMONS 200 Wyndemere Way #303 Furnished 3 bedroom with large tiled lanai overlooks golf/lake. New furniture in living/dining room. $290,000 COMMONS 100 Wyndemere Way #102 Furnished 2 bedroom with glass-enclosed lanai, golf and lake views. New carpet, new A/C handler. $280,000 COURTSIDE COMMONS 509 Courtside Drive Updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence. Stainless steel appliances and granite counters in kitchen. $269,900 TIBURON SERAFINA t 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 | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VINEYARDS TERRACINA t 432 Terracina Way Custom estate on 1.5 lots. Double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater billiard room, wine cellar $2,699,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809QUAIL CREEK t Over 8,000 SF, all 4 bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular pool with spa, waterfall and slide. Fantastic sights. $2,950,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809TIBURON ESCADA t Three master suites, 2 guest rooms, each with bath. Gym, home theater, elevator and golf views. A Christies Great Estates Property.$5,950,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VINEYARDS TERRACINA t 400 Terracina Way Wonderful estate home 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and golf course views from screened lanai with heated pool/spa. 3-car garage.$1,420,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231TWIN EAGLES HEDGESTONE t 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 | 213-7420TWIN EAGLES t 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 | 213-7420OLDE CYPRESS DA VINCI ESTATES t 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 | 287-7921WYNDEMERE LODGINGS t 122 Edgemere Way S. Golf course views, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, lanai with fountain, pool/spa. Membership required. $1,375,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 NEW LISTING OPENSUN. 1-4 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK t 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 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS t On golf course, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family room with replace, freshly painted, renovated pool. Membership required.$1,175,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 TIBURON VENTANA t Furnished penthouse southwest views of preserve and golf course, 3 bedrooms, den, wraparound balcony, wood and tile oors.$1,175,000 | Kathryn Tout/Beverley Dale | 250-3583 VINEYARDS HAMMOCK ISLES t Tremendous 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath home with upgrades galore. Private heated pool/spa. Marble and tile ooring throughout.$1,100,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 OLDE CYPRESS STRADA BELLA t Golf course view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$850,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 OLDE CYPRESS t Impeccably-maintained 3 bedroom plus den with pool and golf views. Join for $15,000 non-equity membership with no club minimums. $799,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 NEW LISTING AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB t Cheerful 4 bedroom villa with heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, golf course and lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub.$769,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 STONEBRIDGE SHOREHAM VILLAS t Two bedroom plus den villa with golf club membership. Double garage, private pool and 10 foot ceilings. No neighbors above.$425,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041KENSINGTON HAMLET t #4 Southern exposure lake/golf views from this Arthur Rutenberg coach home. Mint condition two bedroom plus den.$439,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VINEYARDS MONTELENA t #3103 Pristine two-story townhome offers four bedrooms (two masters), loft, 3.5 baths and attached two-car garage.$450,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VINEYARDS VISTA POINTE t #1503 Open spaces, high ceilings, southern exposure and expansive golf views. Neutral colors, tiled living area and storm shutters.$559,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111COURTSIDE COMMONS 407 Courtside Drive Furnished, 2 masters, 2 glassed-in balconies, wood burning replace and volume ceilings. $189,000 AMBLEWOOD 125 Amblewood Lane Warm and welcoming villa offers 2 bedrooms plus den. Picturesque view of the 4th green. Two-car garage. $360,000 WYNDEMEREA Perfect Golf and Tennis Community Membership required Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 will assist you on the above properties. OLDE CYPRESS THESTRAND KENSINGTON TIBURON TWINEAGLES AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUBGolden Gate Parkway, Just West of Airport-Pulling Road Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves. Championship golf; only minutes from the beaches, shops and dining. Models open daily. www.visitestuary.com Estate homesites from the $700s. Villas from $1,890,000. Estate homes from $3,500,000.Call 239-261-3148 or 866-922-2805 GREYOAKS ESTUARY VINEYARDS STONEBRIDGE IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATESWYNDEMERE PRESERVE t 362 Edgemere Way N. Gorgeous lake and golf course views. Large living room, family room with replace. Membership required. $650,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 NEW LISTING OPENSUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OLDE CYPRESS t 2925 Lone Pine Lane Upgraded 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath Rutenberg home. Brick paved pool/ spa, preserve views. W ood-burning replace. $639,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES t Great views of the golf course. Two-story home offers two master bedrooms with 3rd bedroom used as a den. Membership required.$575,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA t26951 Country Club Drive (Sales Center)Breathtaking views over Bay Island Golf Course, Estero Bay and the Gulf. An idyllic community devoted to golf courses, parks, natural areas, marina and more! New construction priced from the $600s. 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NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.642.4242 GOLFING COMMUNITIES premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM Single Family Homes BELLAGIO 8579 Bellagio Drive 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 | 293-4851BELLAGIO 8511 Bellagio Drive Former model, decorated in classic Mediterranean style. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, oversized lanai with lake views.$1,250,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MALLARDS POINT 8500 Mallards Point Two-story 5 bedroom plus loft. Wide lake views. Pool/spa with waterfall. Cathedral ceilings, marble and bamboo oors.$995,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MULBERRY ROW 7630 Mulberry Lane 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 | 293-4851MULBERRY ROW 7685 Mulberry Lane Turnkey furnished, custom 3 bedroom plus den with open oor plan, granite counters and oversized pool/spa waterfall.$949,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851SERENA 3198 Serenity Court #201 Furnished luxury coach home. Private elevator, 3,000+ SF under air, 3 bedrooms plus den, and 2-car garage.$829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MALLARDS 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 | 860-7176MAHOGANY BEND 3828 Mahogany Bend DriveNew, luxury home with western exposure golf course views, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, and pool/spa.$699,900 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176PEPPER TREE 8575 Pepper Tree Way This home has 3 bedrooms, a family room, formal living and dining rooms, and an extended 2-car garage.$499,000 Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Condominiums/Villas SERENA 3164 Serena Lane #201 Brand new 3 bedroom plus den with long lake views. Granite counters, and stainless appliances. Turnkey furnished.$895,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851VARENNA 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 | 293-4851MENAGGIO 9274 Menaggio Court #101 A luxury coach home on the ground oor overlooking a lake with 3 bedrooms plus den, family room and living room.$695,000 Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CASCADA 9042 Cascada Way #102 Panoramic golf/water views! Three bedroom plus study with coffered ceilings and expanded kitchen.$689,000 | 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 | 860-7176VARENNA 9242 Tesoro Lane #201 Outstanding residence with private elevator, over 3,000 SF AC, 3 bedrooms plus den, and spacious lanai. Furnished.$650,000 | 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 | 860-7176DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing #201 Lake and golf views. This 3 bedroom plus den is very private with large lanai and 2-car garage.$495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851CHERRY OAKS 8997 Cherry Oaks Trail Professionally decorated and furnished condominium. Western views of golf course and lake. Granite and wood oors.$425,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MONTREUX 3710 Montreux Lane #102 Luxury coach home with southwestern exposure lake views. Over 2,200 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2-car garage.$395,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing Court #101 Beautiful lake view and golf course view. Immaculate 3 bedroom coach home, 2-car garage. Beautiful decor.$375,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851WHISPER TRACE 8335 Whisper Trace Way #202 Decorator furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath former model with western exposure and gorgeous sunset views overlooking preserve.$225,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Lots & Acreage MAHOGANY BEND 3816 Mahogany Bend Drive Expansive western exposure views of the Rookery golf course from this lot to build your new home.$299,900 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Single Family Homes 1449 Nighthawk Point 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 | 434-24243142 Dahlia Way Four bedroom estate blends luxury with comfort. Designed for a discerning buyer. A Christies Great Estates Property.$3,999,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-74202905 Indigobush Way Elegant estate with 4 bedrooms plus den, double crown moulding, plantation shutters, custom mirrors & replace. Pool/spa.$3,595,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678ESTATES 2626 Bulrush Lane 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 | 213-74201655 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 | 213-7420ESTATES 2610 Bulrush Lane Recently remodeled with Appalachian-Piazza maple ooring, new carpet and paint. Land golf course views. Furnished.$2,795,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800PALM ISLAND 2343 Alexander Palm Drive 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 | 269-5678CAPISTRANO 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 | 434-2424 Condominiums/Villas ESTUARY 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 | 269-5678 Lots & Acreage ESTUARY 1381 Great Egret Trail Both adjoining lots are developed, so its a great time to design your home and maximize views of golf course and lake.$1,600,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420SERANO 1065 Borghese Lane #PH2106 Penthouse with breathtaking views in 3 directions, 3 bedrooms, and over 2,500 total SF. Wraparound lanai.$899,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 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 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 ESTATES 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 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 ESTUARY Magnicent master suite, sitting area, large wood oor study and outdoor entertaining. Views over creek. Furnished.$2,400,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS ESTUARY Exceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances. Lake and golf course views.$2,199,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ESTUARY This 3 bedroom plus study, 3.5 bath villa overlooks lake and fairway. Faux paint, marble ooring. Pool/spa. Furnished.$2,099,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GREY OAKS 1609 Chinaberry Way Custom home overlooks 18th hole. Soaring ceilings, marble, cast stone columns, cherry cabinets. Pool/spa.$2,099,000 | Angie White | 821-6722 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1306 Noble Heron W ay 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 | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ISLE ROYALE One of the remaining unbuilt lakefront lots in Grey Oaks. Superb homesite offers outstanding lake and golf views.$1,695,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 GREY OAKS AVILA 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 | 213-7420 FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Former model decorated by Agostinos Design Group and on a oversized corner lot. Three bedroom plus den, 3200+ A/C SF.$1,350,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LESINA #1806 Home in the sky, 180-degree views of Marco and 10,0000 Islands from this 4 bedroom. Top-rate amenities.$1,250,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LESINA #2005 Stunning Bay and Gulf views! Finished by Foxworthys Interiors. Brazilian walnut wood and Turkish marble ooring.$1,199,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GREY OAKS TERRA 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 | 269-5678 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB AVERSANA #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 MONTREUX #101 Fully upgraded corner coach home with stunning golf/lake views. Granite countertops, custom millwork, replace.$599,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK MONTREUX #204 Stunning lake and golf course views from this impeccable 4 bedroom coach home. Decorated and furnished.$535,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 FIDDLERS CREEK CHERRY OAKS #102 Beautifully decorated turnkey furnished. Lake and golf course views; 3 bedroom plus den, family room. Attached 2-car garage.$495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA #102 Spacious 3 bedroom plus library/den residence with design upgrades, beautiful cabinetry and ooring. Enjoy the best lake views.$699,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 FIDDLERS CREEK CRANBERRY CROSSING Furnished 3 bedroom home with views of lake, heated pool, security system, central vacuum, tile throughout and granite.$695,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK VARENNA The best of everything: granite, stainless appliances and tile. Over 3,000 SF under air, and long lake views.$675,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 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 impressive lifestyle community offers coach homes, villas and custom homes and boasts Naples only TPC golf course. Future plans include Buona Vita Club & Spa and an off-site marina. Ten minutes from downtown Naples. Priced from the $700s.Call 239-643-1414. FIDDLERS CREEK FIDDLERS CREEK GREYOAKS GREYOAKS HAMMOCK BAY & COUNTY CLUB Single Family Homes
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island >$300,0001A Eagle Creek 166 Cypress View Dive $249,000 Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 Prudential Florida Realty 2A Berkshire Lakes 812 Belville Blvd $295,000 Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 Prudential Florida Realty 3A Pelican Marsh 1515 C lermont #102 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 $369,000 4A BONITA BAY BAY POINTE 26931 Montego Pointe Court #202 $399,000 Carol Wood 822-3709. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc.>$400,0001B $410,000 Chateaumere Royale 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 2B $495,000 FAIRWINDS 10105 Avonleigh Drive Catherine Backos 239-947-0040 Pegasus Realty Group, Inc. Daily 10-5>$500,0001C $549,000 VILLAS OF PELICAN BAY 6620 Trident Way Marya Doonan 239-450-4000 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., 1-4 2C $595,000 CALAIS IN PELICAN BAY 7032 Pelican Bay Blvd. #104 Nancy Kreisler 239.784.1460 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Sun., Nov. 1-4>$600,0001D Castillo at Tiburon: Priced at $619,000 2874 Castillo Court, Unit 101 Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 Prudential Florida Realty 2D Pelican Marsh 1895 Les Chateaux Blv d. #202 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 $649,000 3D PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $649,000 Larry Roorda 860-2534. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc.>$700,0001E $700,000> 2400 Grey Oaks Dr. N 239.262-5557 Grey Oaks>$800,0001F BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s. Call 800-311-3622. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. Mon. Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 12-5 2F Pelican Isle Yacht Club: 435 Dockside Dr. Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 $825,000-$1,899,000 3F $838,000 Audubon Country Club 241 Charleston Court Sharon Saunders 239-269-7632 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 4F PELICAN BAY CRESCENT 8440 Abbington Circle #25 $899,000 Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc.>$1,000,000 1G $1,049,000 Audubon Country Club 209 Charleston Court Sharon Saunders 239-269-7632 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 2G BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1004 $1,199,000 Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 9484000. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 3G MARCO ISLAND 658 Bamboo Court $1,250,000 Natalie Kirstein 784-0491 Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 4G Ventanas at Tiburon 2748 Tiburon Blvd, Unit C-503 2748 Tiburon Blvd, Unit C-103 2738 Tiburon Blvd, Unit B-304 $1,275,000 to $499,900 Michelle DeNomme 239404-7787 Prudential Florida Realty 5G Royal Harbor 1409 Dolphin Rd $1,299,000 Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 Prudential Florida Realty 6G PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #406 $1,345,000 Jean Tarkenton 595-0544. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 7G BONITA BAY CREEKSIDE 26100 Red Oak Court $1,350,000 Harriet Harnar 273-5443. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 8G WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 122 Edgemere Way South $1,375,000 Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc.9G ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,395,000 Isabelle Edwards 250-4140. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc.10G ROYAL HARBOR 2170 Sheepshead Drive $1,495,000 Cathy Owen 269-3118 Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. Open House are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked 3D 2D 1D 2I 7I 3I 2H 5I 6I 1I 4I 3H 4H 5H 6H 1H 7H 8H 9H 11G 12G 13G 16G 15G 9G 5G 4G 10G 3G 7G 2G 8G 1G 14G 6G 3F 2F 4F 1F 1E 1C 2C 1A 4A 2A 3A 2B 1Bwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 11G $1,499,000 660 East Lake Dr. Terry Warren 239-434-8049 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 12G OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON 3RD 319 7th Avenue South $1,695,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 13G MEDITERRA MILAN 15429 Milan Way $1,750,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 14G Serafina at Tiburon 2880 Tiburon Blvd $1,789,000 Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 Prudential Florida Realty 15G MEDITERRA BELLEZZA 14898 Bellezza Lane $1,800,000 Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. NEW LISTING 16G PARK SHORE VILLA MARE 4713 Villa Mare Lane $1,875,000 Linda Sonders 860-0119. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc.>$2,000,000 1H GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1306 Noble Heron Way $2,000,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 2H MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting at just over $2.1 million. Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. Sat. & Sun. 1-4 2H $2,499,000 Mediterra 16469 Celebrita Court Sandra Mathias 239-331-1059 Sat. & Sun. 1-5 and weekdays 2:00-5:00 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. 3H PINE RIDGE 111 Caribbean Road $2,395,000 Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 4H MOORINGS 2201 Beacon Lane $2,425,000 Trey Wilson 595-4444. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 5H OLD NAPLES SANDY CAY 305 3rd Street South $2,545,000 Cindy Thompson 262-2097 Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 6H VINEYARDS TERRACINA 432 Terracina Way $2,699,000 Julie Rembos 595-1809. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 7H MEDITERRA VERONA 16991 Verona Lane $2,995,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 8H OLD NAPLES 693 14th Avenue South $2,995,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 9H BONITA BAY SPRING RIDGE 26080 Mandevilla Drive $2,999,000 Connie Lummis 289-3543. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc.>$3,000,0001I VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 418 Bayside Avenue $3,299,000 Da ve/Ann Renner 784-5552. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 2I MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive $3,995,000 Michael Lawler 571-3939. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 3I PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $6,495,000 Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628. Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. 4I MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road Margaret Hutchison 272-7000 John R Wood $899,900 5I MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $500s. Call 800-719-5136 Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. Mon-Sat: 9-5 & Sun:12-4 6I TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East From $700,000 Call 643-1414 Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. Mon. Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 11-5 7I PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,900,000 Call 261-6200 Premier Properties of SWFL, Inc. Mon. Sat. Open Daily & Sun. 12-4
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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 The Estates of EstuaryBuilt by Harwick on 1-1/2 lots overlooking water and golf Pool and spa with summer kitchen and fireplace 1,100 bottle wine cellar, and step down bar Saturina flooring in main living area and hardwood flooring in childrens bedrooms Dramatic ceilings and architectural detail throughout 5 bedrooms with 4 full and 2 half baths Priced at $5,899,000 The EstatesExquisite 2 story home located in the Estates at Grey Oaks Kitchen boasts 2 subzero refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, and Butlers pantry Spacious family room leads to a lanai with fireplace; outdoor kitchen all screened overlooking a Tuscan villa style pool Superb landscaping sets off this beautiful Italian architecturePriced at $4,875,000 The EstatesGracious 5 bedroom estate home situated on two lots at the end of a cul de sac Exceptional landscaping, pool, fountain and spa with gazebo Exquisite faux finishes Custom everything Deep crown moldings, pocketing doors, upstairs suite with kitchen, large motor court and much morePriced at $4,795,000 Formal foyer opens to a marbled gallery Infinity edge solar heated pool, spa, lake and view of the 4th fairway Island kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, subzero refrigerator, two dishwashers and walk-in pantry Formal library, luxurious master suite and exercise room Separate guest house boasts a large br/bath, living room, kitchen and laundry room Second story is an apartment with living room, kitchen and br/bath Owner financing available Priced at $3,695,000 furnished The Estates Banyan IslandBreathtaking view of lake and Botanical Island Quality 4 bedrooms, 5.2 baths custom home, features a large gourmet Kitchen with gas cooking, two sub-zero refrigerators and freezers, and two Asko Dishwashers Outdoor kitchen with fireplace, oversized pool, pool bath and marble floors, includes A/C unit for each garage and three A/C units with 8 zones for the homePriced at $3,695,000 furniture neg. The EstatesExceptional custom home in the estates of Grey Oaks 3 bedrooms, 3 and one half baths plus den Every detail of this home was chosen for quality and aesthetics Gourmet kitchen has wolf ranges, double dishwashers Plate warmer, steamer, huge island with vegetable sink and so much more There are too many details to list Please call to see this homePriced at $3,395,000 furniture neg. 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 AvilaMediterranean architecture found in this 3 bedroom, den, loft, 3 and one half bath villa home Front door opens to 2-story foyer with dramatic staircase Easy access from the large family room and living room to the pool, patio, and rear garden area Expansive homesite allows for a large pool and back yard Solid core raised panel doors with detailed molding, 12 inch baseboards, double crown molding, cobblestone drive ways Priced at $1,399,999 furniture neg. AvilaEnjoy 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 Avila3 Bedrooms, 3 and one half baths, Mediterranean style villa Mahogany door entry leads to dramatic14-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 drive ways Priced at $1,239,000 furniture neg. AvilaMediterranean 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 cart Priced at $1,175,000 furnished The EstatesDramatic 11 ft. French mahogany doors set the mood for this beautiful custom estate home Spacious master suite; oversized bath with dressing area, two showers, two water closets and extra large closets Guest suites feature morning kitchens and private balconies Pool and spa complete with stone waterfalls Priced at $3,995,000 furnished Price Adjusted Spacious 3,972 sq. ft. coach home Created by The Newport Companies 3 bedrooms plus study, 3 and 1 half baths Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel Viking appliances European-style cabinetry with designer pulls Screened-in covered lanai with tile flooring Priced at $1,745,000 furnishedTraditions The Torino CMediterranean-style home built by The Newport Companies 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 furnished The VeronaEstate 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 furnished Price Adjusted Model Open Model Open
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009Singing Down the HouseGulfshore Plalyhouse and the Norris Center team up to present two nights of jazz clubstyle entertainment. C12 WEEK at-a-glance Roadmap to a breakup Three simple steps make it not so hard to do. C2 Screw it Not every wine lover embraces them yet, but Stelvin closures are here to stay. C22 Most times after an entertaining evening of theater, the only reminder playgoers can take home is the playbill. Those who take in The Moon Over the Brewery at Sugden Community Theatre, however, will have a chance to own an original piece of art from the wildly colorful set. A romantic comedy about a struggling artist and her highly precocious teenage daughter, the show takes place in the bohemian apartment they share. Against the drab backdrop of a lonely coal-mining town, the apartment overflows with wacky and whimsical artistic expression. Naples artist Jackie Morelisse and a creative team of Naples Players volunteers designed the original paintings, tapestries, crafts and objets dart that fill the stage. When the curtain comes down on the production, several of Ms. Morelisses paintings from the set will be auctioned off to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. Showtime for The Moon Over the Brewery is 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Saturday, Feb. 7. Tickets are $30 ($10 for students 18 and under). Purchase tickets by visiting the Sugden Community Theatre box office at 701 Fifth Ave. South, or by calling 263-7990 or visiting www.naplesplayers.org. If you see a painting youd like to own, contact Elaine Hamilton at the United Arts Council at 263-8242 for details about how to place your bid. Moon Over the Brewery paintings are more than set dressingsSEE LA BOHEME, C4 FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF COURTESY PHOTOWhen its role in Moon Over the Brewery ends, this painting will go to the highest bidder. S c r e w i t NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com In short, opera is an over-the-top art. Everything is exaggerated about opera, Opera Naples set designer Samuel Vasquez says. Everything is overly dramatic. The set has to be purely theatrical and has to create the sense of the feeling the music is trying to portray. Youve got lighting that will create feeling and props that will go on the set to create the whole mood. And then, of course, the singing. And the orchestra. Its so huge. Its a big production. Opera aficionados expect everything about their operas the singing, the storyline, the costumes, music and set to be larger than life. But in tough economic times, arts venues, even more than other companies, are struggling. So how do you create an over-the-top set with a budget thats definitely not?HEN IT COMES TO THE ARTS, OPERA IS MOST DEFINITELY NOT THE daughter who hides in the corner. Opera is the daughter who bursts through the door in a grand entrance, bosom heaving, adorned in feathers, sequins and jewels. LOOK AT ME, she demands.W See Opera Naples performance of La Boheme Jan. 23 & 25.C4 >>inside: PEARCEFLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOSet designer Samuel Vasquez working drawings of the stage for La Boheme. For Opera Naples, creating an over-the-top set without breaking the bank requires no small measure of creativity and resourcefulness. Happy Chinese New YearCharlie Chiangs satisfies in taste, not so in service. C23
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 5 Convenient Locations to Serve You!www.cinaples.comVillage Walk Bonita 597-8660 Village Walk Naples 514-2047 Neapolitan 649-7767 Pelican Bay 597-6700 Verona Walk 430-125410th Annual WELCOME BACK CruiseNovember 1-8, 2009 Always looking for the next Big Thing? Say hello to one of the worlds biggest and most imaginative maritime marvels Royal Caribbeans LIBERTY OF THE SEAS!Roundtrip from Miami to Costa Maya Belize City Cozumel Rates from $849.00 PP/DBL* Includes: Cruise, port charges, taxes, RT transportation from SW Florida, Shipboard Gratuities & Pvt. Cocktail Party.* Rates are subject to availability & change. Certain restrictions apply. In my circle of friends, we gossip endlessly about the relationship train wreck of Anne and Michael. Their constant bickering and public fights provide enough conversation fodder to last an entire brunch. We titter over the insults she throws his way (most are compound expletives centered around the f-word) and marvel at his icy stoicism (I think relationship books call that stonewalling). Since their first ill-fated meeting, weve predicted relationship doom. Now, of course, theyre getting married. Why would this disastrous couple think to head down the aisle? Ill tell you. Because breaking up is hard. If you ask me, the No. 1 reason people stay in disappointing relationships is because they dont have the guts to call it quits. For those of you straddling the relationship fence, heres a breakup plan in three easy steps. Step 1: Premeditation. The biggest reason breakups fail is because people hate to spend weekends alone. Stack enough empty Saturdays and Sundays against one another, and you have a recipe for reconciliation (and disaster). Nothing makes for a lets get back together conversation quicker than 48 straight hours of weekend boredom. So, before you drop the breakup bomb, plan your social calendar for the next four weeks. That means a definite weekend social activity and at least one outing during the week. Afraid to rely on friends for all that going out? Join an organization like Young Professionals of Southwest Florida. With 714 members under 40 and regularly scheduled activities, there are plenty of opportunities to expand your social horizons. Step 2: Execution (indeed). Of course, the hardest part of a breakup is the actual breaking up. For that, there is no Roadmap to a breakup ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSpanacea. But there is a way to make the moment less painful for everyone: Do it in writing. Personally, I cant understand the fixation with the in-person breakup. Id rather have mine typed, preferably e-mailed, but I do draw the line at text messaging. You may ask, isnt this the cowards way out? Doesnt the dumper owe the dumpee a face-toface rupture? My answer: No and no. When my first big love dropped the Im just not in love with you load (in French, but that did nothing to soften the blow), he delivered the lines in his apartment, after the Metro had stopped running for the night. All that raw breakup agony I should have nursed alone came pouring out in the miserable hours until sunrise. Talk about a long night. Later, I wondered what it said about his character that he was able to stare into the face of that hurt. Was he incredibly brave or unspeakably cruel? Whichever the case, I wish he had saved us both the agony and e-mailed a message instead. An e-card would have been nice. Step 3: Follow through. This is the crucial step. When the breakup is complete, when your social calendar is full and youve uttered the divisive words, then you must stick with the decision. That means no backpedaling, no hanging out for a period of time, and definitely no late-night booty calls. Breaking up is tough; have the courage to see it through to the (bitter, bitter) end. We titter over the insults she throws his way (most are compound expletives centered around the f-word)... marvel o nship S ince ve w e g se nd s a ys a nd horizons Ste p 2: Execut i on ( indeed ). Of course the hardest part of a b rea k u p is t h e actu a l breaking up. For t hat, there is no running for night. All that r b rea k up a g on s h ou ld h nur se d a lo came pou r out in t h e m e ra bl e h o unti l s u nr Talk a b a lo ni g
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 A&E C3 For an online preview or for a list of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com.Open to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available. January 17 at 2 p.m.Mixing Your Family Antiques with New DesignHear tips on how to blend old and new Florida designs and incorporate family heirlooms from Linda Peterson of Southwest Florida College. Sponsored by the Institute of Interior Design.January 24 from Noon to 1 p.m.Dos and Donts of Remodeling with Green in Mind Tom Lykos of The Lykos Group in Naples will discuss where to begin and what to consider when thinking about a remodeling project. Sponsored by The Lykos Group.2009 DESIGNER SHOWCASE PREVIEW GALASaturday, January 17 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. $65 2009 DESIGNER SHOWCASEJanuary 19 through April 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20Proceeds benet the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. (239) 390-5111 10800 Corkscrew Road, I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, betw een Naples and Fort Myers across from Miromar Outlets ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR OPERAS OF ALL TIMES Friday, Jan. 23 7:30pm & Sunday, Jan. 25 3:00pmBRINGS YOU A LAVISH, ORIGINAL FULL-SCALE PRODUCTION OF ONEOF THE MOST POPULAR OPERASOF ALL TIMES at the Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School Order Tickets: www.operanaples.com or 800.771.1041Conductor Cal Stewart-Kellogg, San Francisco Opera will lead the Opera Naples Orchestra with guest artists from New York City Opera Glimmerglass Opera and Naples own Steffanie Pearce. SW FLORIDAS FIRST AND ONLY PROFESSIONAL REGIONAL OPERA COMPANY In partnership with Dont Sleep, There Are Snakes:Life and Language in the Amazonian JungleDaniel Everett first traveled to the Amazon with his wife and three young children as an evangelical Christian missionary in 1977. He settled among the Piraha, a small tribe of about 350 Amazonian Indians who have lived for generations deep in the Brazilian rain forests. His intent was to convert the natives to his faith, but as his new book illustrates, things do not always work out as planned. To say that his experience was a clash of cultures is an understatement. For example, the Piraha people have no concept of personal ownership. Possessions simply belong to everyone. Their language also was an obstacle, in that it had no words for color or numbers and one of the smallest sets of speech sounds in the world. Despite these difficulties, Everett and his family attempted to become a part of the larger group. One of the more interesting twists came when the Piraha people refused to accept his teachings of Christianity. They could not conceive of a man called Jesus, since no one they knew had ever met him. Their doubts eventually led Everett to question his faith, and within months he had redefined his very concept of Jesus and Christianity. The time he spent with the Piraha was enlightening as well as costly. He lost two family members to malaria, and his marriage dissolved. Nevertheless, he conformed to many of the beliefs of the native people due in no small part to their life without absolutes. Everett, the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Illinois State University, blends the unforgettable stories of his experiences in the Amazon with insightful observations and the power that language has in all of our lives. This is a remarkable book that is certain to trigger questions about the importance of language and how it can define us as a people By Daniel L. Everett (Pantheon, $26.95)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX_________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 If youre Opera Naples, you get creative with design, and you reuse previous sets in such an innovative way that audiences dont even realize theyve seen them before. According to Mr. Vasquez, whos an architect/designer and a member of the Opera Naples board, a typical opera house has a tremendous amount of space available to the right and left of the stage, as well as backstage. The space, he explains, allows scene changes that entail moving walls and props and rearranging them. At the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, he adds, They have elevators and lifts and all kinds of mechanical things that help them lower the scenery down into the pit below and move another set in. The scene changes are pretty quick, and the look that you get, from one act to another, is quite different. You think, How did they do that? Because one minute youre looking at a street scene, and the next minute youre inside an apartment building where the action is taking place. At Opera Naples temporary home in the Performing Arts Center Hall at Gulf Coast High School, however, they dont have the luxury of either storage space or elaborate equipment. Nor do they have an unlimited budget. But Mr. Vasquez, whos both a builder and an architect, knows the score: He has to create sets that move very easily during a performance and that can be disassembled for storage and that dont cost a fortune. In La Boheme, which Opera Naples performs Friday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 25, there are scenes in a garret in France as well as outdoor street scenes and a stark winter woods scene. Mr. Vasquez designed the set using sets from the companys previous productions of Cosi fan tutte and Amahl, incorporating them into a totally different look. It saved us a lot of money and time, he says. For last seasons Cosi fan tutte, Opera Naples acquired a modern set originally designed for and used at Tanglewood. The set was a two-story Miami condo with a floating staircase and various levels. We were fortunate, Mr. Vasquez says. They were going to throw the set out. They would just trash it, and theres $100,000 down the drain. We were offered the set basically at the cost of hauling it. They had it transported to Naples and reassembled it on stage for Cosi. It just barely fit!, says Mr. Vasquez. There was probably six inches of tolerance between three or four walls. For La Boheme, the set has been reinvented yet again, and the entire thing works double duty. After one scene, its rotated 180 degrees to provide yet another environment. So the set for Act I, the top floor of a Paris row house, turns around to become a busy street scene for Act II. And in Act III, everything disappears to create a stark winter scene. For that, the set pieces roll upstage and fit together flat against a wall in the back. A backdrop comes down in front of it, some bare trees are moved in, And then you have Act III, says Mr. Vasquez. The garret set reappears for the final Act IV.Even though everything is on casters, moving the set pieces requires thoughtful strategy and no small amount of muscle. These are quite large pieces, Mr. Vaszuez says. The largest is roughly 40 feet wide, 8 feet deep, and 16 feet tall; three smaller pieces complete the set. Creating the elaborate set for La Boheme from scratch could have cost Opera Naples as much as $100,000. Instead, its costing about $15,000, including labor and materials.Its going to look just as good as any opera weve done, declares Mr. Vasquez, who is the husband of soprano Steffanie Pearce, the founding director of Opera Naples. The couple met about 10 years ago, and thats when Mr. Vasquez got into the opera business. I was pretty much shocked at what it cost to produce these things, he admits. Stef and I arent the type of people who like to spend money, so we started figuring how to make things work more efficiently and be cost-effective.Thats probably one of the reasons behind the success of Opera Naples, he adds. Our budgets are nowhere near what they appear to be. MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTOR >>What: Puccinis La Boheme >>Where: Gulf Coast High School, 7878 Shark Way >>When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 >>Cost: $50 to $95 ($25 for students) >>Info: (800) 771-1041 or www.operanaples. tix.com If you go Stef (Steffanie Pearce, founding director of Opera Naples) and I arent the type of people who like to spend money, so we started guring how to make things work more ef ciently and be cost-effective. Samuel Vasquez, Opera Naples set designer LA BOHEMEFrom page 1CINDY PIERCE/FLORIDA WEEKLYThe set for Opera Naples production of La Boheme comes together in a warehouse off Radio Road. The crew includes, left to right in photo at left: Tony Castelli, Louie DallAva, Tom Talko, Percy Ruiz (at ladder) and Ted Frank. First used at Tanglewood, the set consists of four pieces, all on casters, that come apart and are rearranged for different scenes. More around town for fans of opera>>Students from the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music will perform Giacomo Puccinis Suor Angelica at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The performance is directed by Jeanie Darnell, associate professor and head of voice studies, and accompanied by Dick Crofts. Suor Angelica, a tragedy set at the end of the 17th century in a Tuscan convent, premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918. It is the second oneact opera in Puccinis Il Trittico trilogy. The FGCU student performance is free and open to the public. The Moorings Presbyterian Church is at 791 Harbour Drive in Naples. For more information, call 590-7548. >>Opera a cionados can learn more about Guiseppe Verdis La Traviata during Opera at the Library at the Collier County Public Library Headquarters Regional Library beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20. Listen to the arias, follow the story and learn why La Traviata, the tragic tale of the Parisian courtesan Violetta and the young nobleman Alfredo, is considered so important in the world of opera. The free program is presented by the Southwest Florida Italian Opera Society. Headquarters Regional Library is at 2385 Orange Blossom Drive in Naples. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Register online at www.colliergov.net/library, by phone at 593-0177 or in person at the library.
WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comTHE MUSIC GOURMET Tom Hoving is, according to Myra Daniels, president and CEO of the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, a stripper. Saturday mornings sell-out audience chortled delightedly when Mrs. Daniels proceeded to expand upon her rationale in defining Mr. Hoving as such. Indeed, the Princeton Ph.D. is known for his remarkably keen eye, for his ability to dissect an object, strip it down to its essence, and make near-instantaneous decisions as to its authenticity. Its a process he has used to ferret out some of the great treasures of the world. Rather than relying on me to recount his choices, I suggest you check out Mr. Hovings Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization (Artisan Books). Theyre all in there. While youre looking for the book on Amazon.com, dont fail to read the customer reviews. If you read carefully, youll see that Mr. Hoving gave himself five stars when he submitted not one, but three reviews of his book in the customer comments section. What a great, if not utterly egotistical way to skew the statistics in favor of purchasing his book! His comments give a fascinating insight into the inner workings of this man. In his first customer review posting, he calls the book A fabulous gem like a jewel box, then adds, This is the only art book youll ever have to own or read. Reviewing himself once again on Amazon.com, he pronounces his Greatest Works of Art a Great Book! Signs it A Customer, and then goes on to wax poetic about himself: This is a fresh, deep, controversial, excellent, thrilling book which perhaps will change the way you look at art forever. Theres never been a book like it in history I think. The entire 50,000 years of art in Western Civilization has been searched for the best of the best works of art and the author, one of the most seasoned connoisseurs of current times and the former director of New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art, has chosen 111 which constitute the pinnacles of art. You really dont have to read any other book to find the greatest and most moving works in all history. . For all that Mrs. Daniels was right in her definition, therefore, I have always thought of the to-the-manor-born Mr. Hoving first and foremost as a delightful, ego-driven provocateur. Charismatic and hyperactive, he tosses out his pearls of wisdom at a near bulletlike pace. And so while you are digesting one pronouncement, he is already long past that idea, on to perhaps three more all in the span of a minute or so. This makes him perfect for his role as the expert for ArtNet.com, where he showers you with a jam-packed, one-minute commentary on first one, then another artist or art form. Check them all out and youll see what I mean.The Medicinal Strings Bluegrass BandIn an unscripted, utterly surreal juxtaposition of performances, Mr. Hovings recent appearance at the Phil was made doubly interesting to me because of what an exciting, utterly un-self-aggrandizing group called Medicinal Strings Bluegrass Band was doing at precisely the same time. We were listening to Mr. Hoving, hanging on his every pronouncement, mentally compiling our own lists of every work of art we would kill to own, tallying the hundreds of millions of dollars it would cost to purchase them, knowing full well they could never be legitimately acquired. Wanting them anyway. Thats what to covet means. Meanwhile, the hugely talented social conscience musical group of six 20-something adults, whom I had cheered the evening before in the Daniels Pavilion for their incredibly provocative lyrics, was performing gratis at St. Matthews House for dozens of lost souls. There, persons grateful for a roof over their head and food to eat were intimately acquainted with some of Hieronymus Boschs paintings. So, while I offered up yet another silent prayer of thanks that I had not succumbed to drug addiction or alcoholism, I also offered up a tiny thank you for the three women at the Phil who always help me when I screw up my tickets. Friday was such a night. I arrived in a frantic rush, only to discover I had mixed up my nights and might not be able to attend either of the two events I was scheduled to review. In some other venues I would have been SOL. But not at the Phil. Throwing myself at their mercy, once again I was instantly reminded of one of my favorite sayings: Practice random acts of kindness. They did just that, instantly taking mercy on me and going out of their way to correct my faux pas. Just one more reason why the Phil is always such a cut above. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. 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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.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. Three Exhibitions Florida West hosts Three Exhibitions through 28. Exhibition I is the first exhibition in a series of three, featuring paintings, collage, photography, pottery sculptures and more. The second exhibition features oil paintings by Regis Bobitski. The third exhibition is a group show featuring the Florida West Arts Gallery Artists. For information, e-mail email@example.com, call 948-4427 or go to www.floridawestarts.com. The Florida West Arts Showcase at the International Design Center in Estero has moved to Suite 182. The much larger gallery and performance space is now open.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Moon Over the Brewery The Naples Players presents the comedy Moon over the Brewery through Feb. 7 live on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. The Moon over the Brewery is the story of a struggling single mom, Miriam, and her highly precocious thirteenyear-old daughter, Amanda. A talented painter who works as a waitress to pay the bills, Miriam is looking to meet the right man, but Amanda, with her barbed comments and snide criticisms, manages to scare away would-be suitors. Performances are Wednesday thru Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 (adults); $10 (students). Call 263-7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org Mamma Mia! Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus Mamma Mia, the smash hit musical, comes to the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts though Jan. 18. Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBAs songs, from Dancing Queen and S.O.S. to Money, Money, Money and Take a Chance on Me, Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. To order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Rain Experience what Beatlemania was all about at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall through Jan. 18 Rain, a tribute to the Fab Four, features music and vocals performed totally live, covering the Fab Four from the earliest beginnings through the psychedelic late s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. Rain is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience...a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups. For tickets, contact the box office at 800-440-7469 or 481-4849. Dancing at Lughnasa Florida Repertory Theatre puts on Dancing at Lughnasa, a Tony-winning Best Play by acclaimed Irish playwright Brian Friel, through Sunday, Feb. 1. This extraordinary story is told through the memories of an illegitimate son as he weaves the tale of his mother and the four maiden aunts who raised him. Set in a small Irish Village in 1936 during the pagan festival of Lughnasa, this haunting play is filled with humor and hope, as a colorful cast of characters leaves a lasting legacy on the mind of an impressionable 7-year-old boy. Call 332-4488 or go to FloridaRep. org. Macbeth The drama Macbeth runs through Jan. 17 at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers. Performances are at 8 p.m. The show is presented by More Crinoline Productions. Because the graphic nature of the show, the company suggests viewers younger than 16 be accompanied by an adult. Call 333-1933 or order online at www.fl-arts.org. Duet for One Theatre Conspiracy presents Duet for One in partnership with Lee Mental Health Center, Inc. at 8 p.m. through Jan. 23 at 2711 Park Windsor Dr., #302, Fort Myers. Violinist Stephanie Abrahams is young, wealthy and attractive, and one of the greatest violinists in the world. Then one day, a strange feeling in her fingers prevents her from playing. The play unfolds as a series of sessions between Stephanie and her psychiatrist. The interplay of her attempts to avoid the reality of her pain and increasing disability, and the therapists efforts to bring her to face them, deal with them, and accept them, provide both emotional fireworks and remarkable insight into the inner world of the artist. For information, call 936-3239 or go to theatreconspiracy.org. Singin in the Rain Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents Singin in the Rain through Feb. 14. Singin in the Rain is set in the era of Movieland in the late s, when the arrival of talking pictures is striking terror in every silent film star. It tells the story of the wild and often wacky world of Hollywood where silent pictures are coming to an end. Don Lockwood, Kathy Seldon and Cosmo Brown take center stage in this all-singing, alldancing extravaganza. Youll hear Good Mornin, Make Em Laugh, Fit as a Fiddle and the title song, Singin in the Rain. For reservations and show information, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com, call 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Singing Down the House Gulfshore Playhouse and the Norris Center present Singing Down the House! featuring Brian Lane Green, Johnny Rodgers and The Johnny Rodgers Band in two jazz club-style performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16 and 17. Tickets for Singing Down the House are $40 ($20 for students). For more information or tickets, call the Norris Center at 213-3058. This weeks symphony Ongoing events Classical No. 3 The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Classical No. 3 Shostakovich, Ravel and Grieg, conducted by Jorge Meste, Thursday, Jan. 22-Saturday, Jan. 24. Three colorful works, The Sixth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich is a vibrant composition of many moods from the introspective and intricate opening movement to the witty scherzo to the exhilarating finale. Also featured will be Griegs popular Piano Concerto, which combines the simplicity of folk song with drama, lyricism and a fiery cadenza. Performing it with the orchestra will be Philharmonic Center favorite Jodie DeSalvo. 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, Jan. 16 Films on Fifth The Sugden Community Theater presents The Visitor at Films on Fifth at 7 p.m.. The show is at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. For more information and tickets, call 263-7990. Outdoor Jazz The Art League of Bonita Springs presents An Evening With... under the stars with Rebecca Richardson and the Dan Heck Quintet at the Old 41 campus in Bonita Springs on the outdoor stage. Kick back and enjoy an evening with Rebecca Richardson and the Dan Heck Quintet. This is jazz at its best with Ms. Richardsons remarkable voice; the superb sounds of the quintet. The time is 7-9 p.m. Call 495-8989 for reservations. Artful Lives the Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Robin Lane Artful Lives Georgia OKeeffe. Actress, playwright, director and producer Robin Lane has won worldwide critical acclaim for her original one-woman plays about notable women. For this presentation, Ms. Lane will bring to life the great American artist Georgia OKeeffe, in a show that celebrates OKeeffes life and work. 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. Joshua Bell The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes Joshua Bell. For more than two decades since his debut at age 14 Grammy Award-winner Joshua Bell has captured the publics imagination with his poetic musicality and charismatic artistry. In concerts and on recordings, this Avery Fisher Prize-winner has brought a fresh voice to the most venerable masterpieces while uncovering lesserknown gems and new works. Performing with him will be concert pianist extraordinaire Jeremy Denk. 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. Illusionist David Copperfield performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. His show is titled An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. For tickets, contact the box office at 800-440-7469 or 481-4849. Writers Workshop Artist/ writer Carol Todaro will present Wild on the Page: Writing and Drawing as Creative Thinking, a two-day workshop for writers and artists on all levels, as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education classes. The workshop will be presented from 10 a.m.4 p.m. in the Toni Stabile Building, located just south of the Philharmonic Center. The cost is $150 and the supply list is available online at www.thephil.org. 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. Garcia-Roig The landscapes of Lilian Garcia-Roig open at the Rauschenberg Gallery on the Fort Myers campus of Edison State College. The opening reception is at 6 p.m. with a gallery talk at 7. Ms. Garcia-Roig works are anchored in the tradition of landscape painting. But, that is just a steppingstone to what are her main concerns. While her paintings do have the initial impact of looking like landscape interiors,wasw it becomes immediately clear her work is less illusionistic than a first glimpse might suggest. For additional information or to schedule a group visit, call 489-9313, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 Tuesday, Jan. 20 Sunday, Jan. 18 Wednesday, Jan. 21 Family Event The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Art of Science & Space, a free Family Activity Event, from 1-3 p.m. at the Old 41 campus. Call 4958989 for reservations. Writers Workshop Artist/ writer Carol Todaro will present Wild on the Page: Writing and Drawing as Creative Thinking, a two-day workshop for writers and artists on all levels, as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education classes. The workshop will be presented from 10 a.m.4 p.m. in the Toni Stabile Building, located just south of the Philharmonic Center. The cost is $150 and the supply list is available online at www.thephil.org. 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. Hitmakers The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents The Belmonts, Emil Stucchio and the Classics and the Chantels. The Belmonts topped the charts with numerous hits including I Wonder Why, A Teenager in Love and In the Still of the Night. Pop and R&B stars The Chantels became nationally known for the song Maybe and other hits such as Look in My Eyes and I Love You So. The Classics released their first million-selling record, Till Then, in 1963 and followed it with Stardust, P.S. I Love You and others. 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. Illusionist David Copperfield performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.. His show is titled An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. For tickets, contact the box office at 800-440-7469 or 4814849. The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes Joshua Bell Wednesday, Jan. 21.
WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Jan 09 Osborn.Lizio Contemporary GalleryNew Year New Work New Artists Jan. 1-31New Year Reception Thursday Jan. 15 2009 5 pm 430 Bayfront Place Naples FL 34102 239. 262. 7329 Grace Alexander Sue Boydston Wendell H. Brown A.J. Catalano Mary Crawford Joan Osborn-Dunkle Buck Fazio Phyllis Heller Shirley Kelley Dot Lingren Jo-Ann Lizio Kim Marhoefer Andi McCarter Gareth Rockliffe Kitrick Short Upcoming events WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Art exhibit The Robert Rauschenberg Gallery features Lilian Garcia-Roig: Nature of Being There from Jan. 16-Feb. 21. The paintings of Ms. Garcia-Roig are anchored in the tradition of landscape painting. While her paintings do have the initial impact of looking like landscape interiors it becomes immediately clear her work is less illusionistic than a first glimpse might suggest. The Rauschenberg Gallery is located on the Lee County Campus of Edison State College. For tickets, call 489-9313. Naples Players Adult workshops begin Jan. 19 and continue through the winter with the Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. For information, call 434-7340, ext. 10, or go to www.naplesplayers.org. KidzAct KidzAct classes continue through the winter at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples. Call 434-7340, ext. 10 or 39, or visit www.naplesplayers.org. Pop art Art Modern Gallery is showing original and limited edition works by internationally renowned pop artists Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Larry Rivers through Feb. 10 at its 12th Avenue South gallery. Signature pop art works on paper and canvas are presented in a post-modern, conceptual space, fresh and unique to the Old Naples art scene. Art Modern Gallery showcases a large collection of museum quality tradition, modern and contemporary works of all mediums. For information call 263-1137 or visit the gallery Monday through Saturday, or by appointment. Uptown Express The Norris Center hosts Uptown Express at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. Uptown Express is a Southwest Florida-based s and s group that has thrilled crowds for the past three decades. Each member of Uptown Express contributes many years of professional stage and recording experience. Uptown Express was founded in the early s and has performed with many popular vocal groups, including The Jive Five, The Five Discs, The Temptations and many more. Their signature style reflects warmth and familiarity. The center is at 755 8th Ave. South, Naples. Tickets are $18. Call 213-3049. Instrumental Duo The Norris Center welcomes Cory and Jarrod Walker with Frontline at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. The instrumental duo has been performing professionally for four years. Cory, playing banjo, guitar, and resonator guitar, and Jarrod, playing mandolin, have been fortunate enough to play many great venues. The center is at 755 8th Ave. South, Naples. Call 213-3049. Comedian The Norris Center hosts comedian Tim Walkoe at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Nonstop laughter from start to finish is what the Chicago Tribune had to say about the standup comedy performance of Mr. Walkoe going on to comment Walkoes rapid fire delivery and shoot from the hip style leaves audiences laughing so hard its hard to catch up to the next joke. He is a veteran headliner at more than 100 comedy clubs nationwide, including the Comedy Stop in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Zanies, Funny Bones, Comedy Store and many more. He has also been a featured performer at the Chicago Comedy Festival for the past four years. The center is at 755 8th Ave. South, Naples. Call 213-3049. Glory of France The Southwest Florida Symphony performs The Glory of France Saturday, Jan. 24, and Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Conducted by Michael Hall, it features works by two of the most prolific and versatile French composers are celebrated in this concert featuring Poulencs gorgeous Gloria with its ethereal soprano solo and chorus, and SaintSaens brilliantly orchestrated Organ Symphony. For tickets, call 418-1500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Classical Series The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Shostakovich, Ravel and Grieg, the third program in the orchestras Classical Series, led by Music Director Jorge Mester. The concerts take place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-24, at 8 p.m. The Conductors Prelude begins one hour before each concert. Tickets are $64 for adults and $25 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contactccustomer service at 597-1900 or (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. La Boheme Opera Naples presents Puccinis La Boheme Friday and Sunday, Jan. 23 and 25, at the Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School, featuring singers from the New York City and Santa Fe operas. To purchase tickets, call (800) 771-1041 or go to www. operanaples.com Mark Nadler Singer, pianist and dancer Mark Nadler will present his wacky tour de force, Mark Nadler in a Nutshell, as part of the Cabaret at the Phil series at the Phil at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, Jan. 23-24. Mr. Nadlers cabaret show has been the toast of New York City for the past several years. Cabaret at the Phil presents intimate, cabaret-style concerts in the Daniels Pavilion. Drinks and hors doeuvres will be available for purchase and may be enjoyed during each performance. Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets now. Tickets are $39. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Pnina Becher Pianist Pnina Becher will present an evening of Scarlatti music with a wine-tasting in the Daniels Pavilion at the Phil at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. The music will be presented as it was experienced in Scarlattis day, with guests sitting in courts around draped tables, sipping wine. Tickets are $49. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Wynton Marsalis The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts features Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Sunday, Jan. 25. One of the most important and exciting jazz performers of our time, trumpet player Wynton Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize (the first time it was awarded to a jazz artist). Hell perform with the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, made up of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is featured in many aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center programming and performs in concerts and educational events around the world. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. Bob Woodward The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Bob Woodward Monday, Jan. 26. Called the most famous investigative reporter in America by The New York Times, Mr. Woodward has won nearly every major American journalism award, including the Pulitzer Prize. Woodward first gained national attention when he teamed with Carl Bernstein to report on the Watergate scandal. 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. Momix The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Momix: The Best of Momix Tuesday, Jan. 27. For 25 years, Momix has been celebrated for its unique ability to conjure up an enchanted world of surrealistic images, using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body. This internationally acclaimed company of dancers-illusionists, under the direction of Moses Templeton, presents a fascinating fusion of contemporary dance, amazing acrobatics and spectacular optical illusion. 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. Naples City Improv This group performs Jan. 15-31, Feb. 5-March 7 and April 24-25 at 8 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 8th Ave. South, Naples. Cost: $15. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway? style comedy, then you will love Naples City Improv. Join the NCI Players as they perform in a series of hilarious, fast-paced, unscripted games that will keep you rolling in your seats. Sit back and enjoy or participate by offering your suggestions as this family-friendly troupe knocks your socks off. For tickets, call 213-3049. Elvis Chris MacDonalds Memories of Elvis plays at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. Mr. MacDonald lovingly brings back the magic of the King of Rock -NRoll with his tribute. This experienced and energetic entertainer has the honor of being the only tribute artist contracted by Elvis Presley Enterprises for the annual Elvis Week (August) and Birthday Week (January) festivities at Gracelands Heartbreak Hotel for seven consecutive years. For tickets, contact the box office at 800440-7469 or 481-4849. One-Woman Show The Norris Center hosts Rusty Brown: A One Woman Show Painted Women, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. What are the stories behind the women immortalized with the brush strokes of famous artists? Their haunting portraits look out from museum walls, but what would they tell us if they could speak? These are the questions explored by Fort Myers writer/dramatist Rusty Brown. The center is at 755 8th Ave. South, Naples. Tickets are $12. Call 213-3049. Critics Choice The Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program presents Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson on Jan. 24; Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones on Feb. 28; Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson on March 28; and Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski on April 18. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900. Latin Dance Party Champion dancer Alec Lazo, familiar to Philharmonic Center audiences for his performances with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, including Fiesta at the Philharmonic will lead a new series, Latin Dance Party, as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education classes. This hot class is for upbeat, progressive singles and couples of all ages. Classes will be held in the Daniels Pavilion on Mondays at 7 p.m., on the following dates: Jan. 26 and March 9. Tickets for all three classes are $96 or tickets can be purchased for a single class date for $32. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900. Riverdance Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage, thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play eight farewell performances at the Philharmonic Center in Naples Feb. 3-8. Tickets for Riverdance are on sale now. Tickets range from $42 to $89. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900. Ongoing events (cont. from C6)
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1177 Third Street South, Naples, FL 34102 239.435.1166 For reservations SERVED FAMILY STYLE 10 3 PM (lunch menu also available) 28.95, Children 12 and under 8.95 494 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 www.damico.com Now Serving Lunch Daily 11:30 3PM Early Dining Special 2 courses, a glass of wine and our famous warm cinnamon mini donuts 25.95, Daily 5PM 6:30 PMLate Night Happy Hour 50% off Bar food menu, nightly 9 PM till close239.213.3357 for reservations If you go>>What: Dancing at Lughnasa >>Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Hendry and Jackson, in downtown Fort Myers >>When: through Feb. 1 >>Cost: $38, $34 and $20 >>Info: Call 332-4488 or www.FloridaRep.orgFor a play that looks the grimness of life full in the face, Dancing at Lughnasa contains plenty of dancing. Of course, youd expect as much, from the title. But this isnt the lets-stop-the-storyand-go-into-a-choreographed-dance-withscores-of-backup-dancers kind of routine were used to in musicals. This is dancing that wells up naturally, out of peoples circumstances, dancing thats in response to or in defiance of that very grimness with which the characters are all too familiar. Dancing at Lughnasa (at the Florida Repertory Theatre through Feb. 1), isnt a musical at all. But it does contain Irish step dancing, Irish set dancing, waltzing, the tango, and the fox trot. The dances bubble up naturally from the very depths of the characters, compelling them to move, to reach for joy, to give physical form to unexpressed longings. Dancing at Lughnasa will make you laugh. And it will also break your heart. Brian Friels Tony Award-winning drama is a memory play; Michael, an Irishman (Chris Clavelli), recalls the summer when he was 7, living with his mother and her four sisters. Were shown a series of scenes, knit together by Mr. Clavellis monologues, as he shares his memories of that pivotal time.The five Mundy sisters, all single, struggle to survive. They have each other. And they have the radio, which they call Marconi, after the brand. The radio works sometimes. Its spurts of infectious music occur too sporadically and abort too soon, just like the tiny bursts of joy in their lives. As in all families, the sisters each have a designated role. Theres Kate (Jan Wikstrom), the eldest, who feels she has to keep order and propriety in the home. The earthy and bawdy Maggie (Lisa Morgan) is a jokester supreme, using humor to deal with the world. Agnes (Carrie Lund), the middle child, is the peacemaker of the family. Shes especially close to Rose (Michele Damato), who is simple. And Christina (Rachel Burttram), the youngest, is the quiet romantic of the five, though all the sisters are quietly pining for love in their lives. Its Chrissie whos had a child out of wedlock: Michael, who narrates the play and gives us his memories. Their brother, Father Jack (Peter Thomasson), a priest in Africa for 25 years, has returned home. Disoriented, he wanders about, his previous life in Uganda more real to him than his current surroundings. Mr. Thomasson skillfully plays him as a man living in memories, struggling to make sense of the present. That summer, Michaels father, Gerry (Brendan Powers), shows up, a disrupting presence. A smooth-talking Welsh neer-do-well, he has big dreams, none of which ever become reality. Gerry used to teach ballroom dancing, but now has a new job: selling gramophones. The scenes between Mr. Powers and Ms. Burttram are some of the happiest ones. Though you know he wont keep his word, you cant help but hope for them as Gerry starts sweet-talking Chrissie. Ms. Burttrams face, so pinched and dark in the house, starts to soften while talking with Mr. Powers, though, for a while, she keeps her arms folded across her chest.But when the two finally dance about the garden, its with a lyrical grace and romanticism worthy of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. He may be a fast-talker genetically incapable of keeping his promises and she may be an unwed mother, but you believe, if only for a minute or two, that love is possible. Mr. Powers plays his scenes with a light touch, careful not to make his character too smarmy. He has charm aplenty, but nothing of substance behind it. This is an incredibly strong ensemble, without a weak actor in the group. The Mundys make a credible family; you believe theyve all lived and struggled together. And as the play progresses, each displays a surprising complexity to her character. Ms. Morgan, who never fails to amaze when shes on stage, is an obvious audience favorite. Her scenes provide much-needed comedic relief, easily garnering many of the evenings laughs. When she smears flour on her face, hikes her skirts and, with a wild yell, begins to dance, her sisters cant help but join her. This is a high point of the play. The five let loose with stomping steps, dancing with abandon, grabbing hands or encircling each others waists. Even the proper Kate cant resist, and while the others are dancing inside, goes into the garden and dances on the bench. ARTS COMMENTARY NancySTETSON email@example.com Dancing at Lughnasa is hauntingly beautifulClockwise, from the left, Jan Wikstrom, Carrie Lund, Lisa Morgan, Rachel Burttram and Michelle Damato in Dancing at Lughnasa. The five seem equally shocked and intrigued by the pagan rituals and dances celebrated in the village and also spoken of by Jack, who, at one point suggests that, were they in Africa, the sisters could all share one man and raise his children together. Guest director Maureen Heffernan, who also directed Rabbit Hole and last seasons Doubt at Florida Rep, has once again done a superb job with this production. Her vision is impeccable; she has a gift for bringing out the best in her actors. You feel she has brought these characters back to life from out of the past. This is a stunning and haunting production that continues to work its magic long after the actors final bows. It pries open our chests and shows us the undeniable truth of our naked, aching hearts. Ray Rechts raked set is spectacular. The stage is divided into the interior of the home all browns and dusty beiges, like a sepia photograph and the outside world, with a luminescent blue sky, stone wall, and giant sycamore tree. Its the perfect blend of realism and memory. The sisters home, complete with thatched roof, is spare, but lived in. And Recht has carefully placed some childrens toys downstage, center: a small wooden wagon, a toy car, a tiny train engine, a small sailboat. This play is a triumph of theater. Mr. Friels considered one of our greatest living playwrights and this excellent production more than does justice to his lyrical writing. Florida Rep has once again surpassed itself, providing us with theater that is powerful and moving. Memories, longings and regrets run through Dancing at Lughnasa like a recurring chorus. But always, always, no matter how grim the circumstances, there is music, and there is dancing.....or at least the bittersweet memory of it. Some of the sisters even dance on top the kitchen table. (And on opening night, when Ms. Morgan started banging on a bread pan with a wooden spoon, she did so so enthusiastically that the head of the spoon broke off and flew into the audience.) But watch Ms. Morgans face before she breaks into dance. Hearing of an old friend from the past, she recalls a dance she attended years ago, and the dance contest in which they participated. Theres joy in the retelling, great wistfulness, and anger at the contests results, which is actually a larger anger at the general unfairness of life itself. And then there are no words, only the ache of longing and the painful realization of whats been lost etched upon her face. Ms. Domatos character too, surprises. Though simple, she sometimes knows more about whats going on in town than the others, and also has her eye set on a gentleman in the village. Ms. Lunds Agnes also harbors secrets. She displays a calm demeanor but secretly agonizes over an unrequited love. Ms. Wikstoms Kate may be schoolmarmish in the house, but she shows great tenderness with her young nephew. Shes also willing to be vulnerable with her sister Maggie, expressing her fears for the future. (Maggie, on the other hand, displays a more rough-and-tumble affection for her nephew, playing pranks and peppering him with endless riddles.) The sisters gossip, joke, quarrel, make up, sing, and yes, dance, all the while slogging through the drudgery of daily life and housework. Will they ever find lasting joy in their lives? Will they ever find true love and marry? Or has their time passed?
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING The Community Foundation is the only organization positioned to serve all nonprofits in Collier County. We provide expertise on emerging issues, funding for high-performing nonprofits, education on leadership and collaboration and resources for nonprofits to operate more effectively.The Foundation has accomplished this role over the past 23 years by quietly raising unrestricted funds for a Community Endowment. The income earned each year from the endowment is used to strengthen Collier County nonprofit organizations. The Foundation believes that strong nonprofits offer the highest quality services to its clients, making Collier County a better place to live. Millions of dollars have been granted from the Community Endowment Fund since 1985 to strengthen nonprofits serving all areas of need: the arts, healthcare, environment, education, affordable housing and human services.For donors interested in making Collier County a better place to live, their most significant contribution can be accomplished by making a gift to the Community Endowment Fund. Since 1985, hundreds of families have created a fund for this purpose.Over the past 20 years, Collier Countys nonprofit community has quadrupled to address the needs associated with growth, and the Community Foundation has responded by using its funds to strengthen the nonprofit infrastructure. But todays economy has changed the number of new organizations starting up, and the need for collaboration has never been so important. The Foundation is responding by proactively identifying issues and convening nonprofits with all sectors of the community to encourage more collaboration, and in some cases, mergers. Community Endowment Fund helps strengthen our nonprofitsBY MARY GEORGE _______________President and CEO, The Community Foundation of Collier CountyNaples Alliance for Children was formed in 1987 with the mission to take a leadership role in advocating for the improvement of the quality of life for Collier Countys children and their families. Its a countywide advocacy group and link between policies and programs that affect large numbers of children. The alliance has pioneered many great programs, including the annual Resource Directory, the Apple Blossom Awards for early childhood teachers, Family Friendly Business recognition and At Wits End parent education workshops and broadcasts. In her role as president and volunteer executive director of the alliance, Myra Shapiro has dedicated herself to the wellbeing of Collier Countys youngest citizens. She has also nurtured her vision of a secure future for the alliance. When Ms. Shapiro and the alliance board of directors decided the best way to fulfill this vision was to start an endowed fund at the Community Foundation, they knew it would take a group of dedicated individuals with an eye for the long-term. It is a difficult decision for a nonprofit to support an endowment when funds are desperately needed for operating and services. However, Myra realized the importance of long-term security. As a permanent resource, an endowment fund guarantees our financial security and helps ensure that no matter what happens, our community will have resources necessary to fulfill our mission of helping improve the quality of life for Collier Countys children and their families, she says 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, together with its fund holders, has granted $30 million back to our community. For more information call, 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org. FOCUS ON FOUNDATION FUNDHOLDERS Naples Alliance for Children Endowment FundEstablished 2000 Myra Shapiro presenting the Family Friendly Business AwardsCOURTESY PHOTO PUZZLE ANSWERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES CROSSWORD Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be prepared to be flexible about your current travel plans. Although you dont have to take them, at least consider suggestions from the experts in the travel business. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A problem with a recent financial transaction could lead to more problems later on unless you resolve it immediately. Get all the proof you need to support your position. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Daydreaming makes it difficult to stay focused on what you need to do. But reality sets in by midweek, and you manage to get everything done in time for a relaxing weekend. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking some time out of your usually busy social life could be just what you need to help you focus on putting those finishing touches on your plans for a possible career change. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A misunderstanding about a colleagues suggestions could create a delay in moving on with your proposal. But by weeks end, all the confusing points should finally be cleared up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel overwhelmed by all the tasks you suddenly have to take care of. But just say the magic word -help! -and youll soon find others rushing to offer much-needed assistance. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Finishing a current project ahead SHARPEN YOUR WITS SUDOKU By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week:of schedule leaves you free to deal with other upcoming situations, including a possible workplace change, as well as a demanding personal matter. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Turn that fine-tuned feline sensitivity radar up to high to help uncover any facts that could influence a decision you might be preparing to make. Devote the weekend to family activities. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A state of confusion is soon cleared up with explanations from the responsible parties. Dont waste time chastising anyone. Instead, move forward with your plans. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might feel obligated to help work out a dispute between family members. But this is one of those times when you should step aside and let them work out their problems on their own. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your ability to resolve an on-the-job problem without leaving too many ruffled feathers earns you kudos from co-workers. You also impress major decision-makers at your workplace. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Newly made and long-held friendships merge well, with possibly one exception. Take time to listen to the dissenters explanations. You could learn something important. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to reach out to those in need of spiritual comfort makes you a much-revered, much-loved person in your community.(c) 2009 King Features Syndicate, Inc. ALL SPECIALS ARE Dine in only AND Not valid with any other offers. Eat Better-Save Money-at Mels Full Rack of Mels Award winningBABY BACK RIBSFOR $10.99 Happy Hours at Mels 1/2 price on draft and house wines All day every dayMels Lunches start at onlyServed with French Fries and Cole Slaw Add a cup of soup or house salad for only $1 moreMels famous catch served with french fries and cole slaw and choice of soup or salad. Good all day every day.All You can eat Fish Fry$999$49911 a.m. until 3 p.m.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 A&E C11 Naples 591-0733On US 41 1/4 mile south of Vanderbilt Beach Road. Look for the large American Flag.Bonita Springs 948-7444On US 41 1/2 way between Bonita Beach Rd. & Corkscrew Rd. in front of Regal CinemasCall ahead seating year round $99 $99$99 $99$99 Youll score big with the Best Specials in Town COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK Chris Rock: Kill The Messenger (3-Disc Collectors Edition) I have a pretty extensive library of comedy albums, and one of my favorites is a rare double album by Bill Cosby from 1969 entitled :15 12:15. The first disc is of his all-ages, family-oriented 8:15 show. The second is the adult-oriented midnight show. Whats great about this album is that the show is essentially the same, but you get to witness a master comedian gear his material to a specific audience. Thats why Im looking forward to getting this latest Chris Rock boxed set. His HBO special Kill The Messenger was recorded in South Africa, London and New York City. The three concerts are spliced together with Chris beginning a joke in, say, New York and delivering the punchline in South Africa. Some folks found this approach jarring, but I thought they pulled it off beautifully. This boxed set contains not only the original broadcast, but the full, uncut shows from each venue, so you can witness how Rock plays to each audience on all three continents. For fans of stand-up, this is a must-have for your collection. DOGS OF THE WEEK Max Payne Oh look! Another movie based on an old video game! Hey, its starring that Marky Mark guy, an actor with all the emotional range of scrapple! Guns go boom! Marky Mark scowls! Crooked cops. Funky drugs! Mila Kunis tries to look sexy and dangerous like a Pomeranian wielding a spork! Plot? We dont need no steenkin PLOT! Just quick cuts, loud music, bang-bang! Gahhhhhhh!Bubbles, Buttercup and Blossom are The Powerpuff Girls Repo! The Genetic Opera Darren Lynn Bousman directed many of the sequels to Saw, a movie franchise about torture. With Repo! Bousman has turned the tables and made a movie that will torture audiences.Repo! is a sad and obvious attempt to manufacture a cult film. It tries too hard to be the next Rocky Horror Picture Show, and instead is so self-consciously camp that it becomes sad and annoying at the same time. It also has Paris Hilton. Need I say more?TV SERIES The Powerpuff Girls The Complete Series 10th Anniversary Moonlight The Complete Series Emergency! Season 5 The Rockford Files Season 6 MI-5 Vol. 6 Jurassic Fight Club Season 1 My Three Sons Season 1, Vol. 2 Waking the Dead Season 3 Criss Angel Mindfreak Season 4 Jonathan Creek Season 3 S & RELE A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Enjoy Lunch at the Tavern Naples Best Value for Waterfront Dining. Naples BEST place for Super Bowl 2009Food buffet $25 per person-includes: buffet, drink ticket and square on the big boardLucky guests will win $250 each quarterHappy Hour M-F From your rst bite you will know the difference of Prime Dry Aged Beef. Voted Best Steakhouse by Naples Daily News and winner of the 2008 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Naples Best Live Music NightlyFavorites from our Stoneys Menu Monday-Shelly Shannon 7-11 pm Tuesday Nevada Wilkins 8-11 pm Wednesday-Saturday Wendy & Company 7-11 pm Thursday, Friday & Sunday Robert Williamson 7-11 pmWhere Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples | 403 Bayfront Place 435-9353 | www.stoneyssteakhouse.com Super Bowl Sunday 2009 All Day EverydayBuckets of Beer $9.99 489 Bayfont | 239.530.2225 | www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples (next to Roys)13 Plasmas 130 Big Screen TVGreat Happy Hour Open 7 Days a week NOW OPEN!Come see what everyone is talking about Naples ONLY waterfront Sports Bar
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Some thingsare truewhether you believe in them or notwww.hellofromheaven.comSchedule your open or private community or home event today!239-267-7485APPEARING NEXT AT: Lake Kennedy Center Tiburns Vasari Country Club Heritage Bay Golf Club e Residence Inn SPIRIT MEDIUM & PSYCHICDr. Robert Allen FaheyPresentsMESSAGES OF LOVE:Contacting e Spirit WorldServing Lee, Collier, & Charlotte Counties 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 1002 Gail OLeary $895,000 NO BRIDGES, MINUTES TO GULF 2040 Snook Drive, 3/2, 1829 sq. ft., under air, 35 ft. dock, 7000 lb. lift, wide turnaround canal, french doors hardwood floors, heated pool a great opportunity to live in prestigious Royal Harbor Royal Harbor A Boaters Dream PROPERTYPRICED TO SELLwww.gailoleary.com H o t OPEN SUNDAY 1-4pm Art Smart: The Gulfshore Playhouse Theatre Education Project hosts master classes, lectures and workshops based on a variety of theatrical subjects, for all experience levels. The following master classes take place at the Norris Center. Those with a passion for music will enjoy award-winning recording artist Johnny Rodgers and Tony-nominated actor Brian Lane Green in an intimate environment with the Johnny Rodgers Band. The musicians are in town for two evening performances at the Norris Center (see related story, this page). They will be on hand from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 17, to discuss singing and instrumentation along with what goes into writing a song and putting on a show (and they might perform a song or two). Cost is $20 ($10 for students). The next master class, Beyond Motion with teaching artist Amy Lademann, is ideal for public speakers, actors, dancers, performers and even those who just give the occasional toast. It takes place from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9; cost is $50. Ms. Lademann also instructs Life as Art, an exploration of the foundations of Alexander Technique, Duncan Dance, Modern Dance, Aikido and Tae Kwon Do, from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14; cost is $65. This workshop is open to all fitness levels, and a movement background is not required. Backstage with Alan Campbell takes place from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. Mr. Campbell, the star of Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close on Broadway, will share his backstage Broadway stories and give participants a peek at his role in the Gulfshore Playhouse production of Doubt. Cost is $20 ($10 for students). For more information about these and other Art Smart programs, call Irene Horowitz, director of education for Gulfshore Playhouse, at 566-8394 or visit www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Gulfshore Playhouse offers master classesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYGulfshore Playhouse and the Norris Center present Singing Down the House! featuring Brian Lane Green, Johnny Rodgers and The Johnny Rodgers Band in two jazz club-style performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16 and 17.A Tony-nominated actor, Mr. Green has starred in musicals on Broadway and on tour. Daytime TV audiences will know him from his turns on "Days of Our Lives," "Another World" and "All My Children."Mr. Rodgers, a Billboard award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist, comes to Naples directly from the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where he performed with Liza Minnelli.As composers, Mr. Green and Mr. Rodgers have penned several songs for their individual albums and have collaborated on songs that are currently being performed by Ms. Minnelli and various other artists. Ms. Minelli chose the duos I Would Never Leave You as the only new song she would perform in her return to Broadway at the Palace Theatre.Singing Down the House! marks the first co-production between Gulfshore Playhouse and the Norris Center. The repertoire includes Broadway classics, Rat-Pack standards, Memphis soul, New Orleans jazz and even Mendocino Pop. Audiences will enjoy provided drinks and snacks in a hip, New York-style atmosphere. Tickets are $40 ($20 for students). For more information or tickets, call the Norris Center at 213-3058. Two nights of jazz clubstyle music will fill the house at Norris Center SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Alan Campbell Brian Lane Green Johnny Rogers
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C14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFree art school at The von Liebig helps artists get down to businessCOURTESY PHOTOFull Moon, an oil on canvas by Marino Marini, 1966, is among the works on loan to The von Liebig Art Center as part of Naples Collects. More than a dozen private collectors have loaned The von Liebig an average of three pieces each for the exhibit, which hangs through Sunday, Jan. 25. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Call 262-6517 for more information.The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center is pleased to present The Business of Art, a series of free lectures to educate and inspire artists. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to noon, Grumbacher oil paint demonstration with Lisa Grinter: Paint along while learning about Grumbacher oil paints and brushes. Bring a canvas if you wish to paint along. Thursday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to noon, Prismacolor product demonstration: Learn how a colored pencil is made as well as tips and techniques on a variety of Prismacolor products, including: graphite, thick-core colored pencils, Verithin, Art Stix, WC pencils, archival markers and double-ended art markers. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 9-11 a.m., The Business of Selling Art for Artists: Naples Art Association faculty member and professional artist Jim Chamberlain will discuss understanding your customer, how to sell your art, how to Sales Displays Competition Demonstrations Beginning Carving, Watercolors Painting, Drawing, Carving DesignEdwards Drive & Monroe keep a database of limited editions, and record keeping through the use of digital software. Wednesday, March 11, 1-3 p.m., How to Promote Yourself as an Artist: NAA PR/Marketing Manager Robin DeMattia will discuss public relations to help you promote yourself as an artist and develop relationships with clientele and the media. Thursday, March 19, 10-11 a.m., Art Theft and Copyright Law: Attorney Jennifer L. Whitelaw will discuss intellectual property law, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, product anti-counterfeiting, licensing, contracts and art and entertainment law as it pertains to professional artists and students.All lectures take place at The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St. off Fifth Avenue South. Although attendance is free, registration is requested by calling Sheri Chase at 262-6517, ext. 102. The Naples Art Association made its wish list public to members and friends back in November, and since then funding has been received for numerous things on the list. Two pottery wheels are in place in The von Liebig Art Center, as are four mini-refrigerators for classrooms, a camera for the Marketing Department and a computer for volunteers at the lobby desk, among other things. Many items remain on the list, however. Here are some of the NAAs needs and the approximate cost (for the complete list, visit www. naplesart.org): Expansion of the Members Gallery, a private conference room and executive directors office: $150,000 Air-conditioning upgrades and repairs: $100,000 Color copier: $20,000 WiFi system: $8,000 Upgrades to security in the galleries: $5,000 Establish a lampwork jewelry studio: $5,000 Sponsor an exhibition: $1,500-$5,000 New signage at main entry: $3,500 Upgrades to security in the Gift Shop: $2,000 Heavy-duty laser printer: $1,500 Staff computers (seven needed): $1,200 First aid area with couch: $1,000 New signage at side entrance: $500 Wine refrigerator: $500 Digital camera for use in photograph classes, $300 Folding chairs and stools (50 needed): $50 Lucite/plastic tops for tables to protect linens (eight needed): $50 Naples Art Association has a wish list year-round with $50.00 toward any Hair Service for onlyFull Service Salon for Men and Women Color by GOLDWELL $50 dollar min. hair servicePresent Coupon by January 22, 2009$25Look your Best and start the New Year PERFORMANCES: 8 pm Wed.-Sat. & Sundays at 2 p.m. tickets $30 adults, $10 studentsTHE NAPLES PLAYERS Sugden Community Theatre 701 5th Ave. S., Naples FL www.naplesplayers.org Gift Certificates availableCall Call Call Call Call 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 Call Call Call Call Call 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990 239-263-7990on stage January 14 February 7Champagne reception opening nigh Champagne reception opening nigh Champagne reception opening nigh Champagne reception opening nigh Champagne reception opening nigh tt tt t bossy daughters tricky friend, plus Moms boyfriend: bad combination for an artist/waitress for an artist/waitress for an artist/waitress for an artist/waitress for an artist/waitress who kwho k who kwho k who k eeps painting the eeps painting the eeps painting the eeps painting the eeps painting thea comedy by Bruce GrahamLove Love Love Love Love and a lot of Laughter Laughter Laughter Laughter Laughter Love Love Love Love Love and a lot of Laughter Laughter Laughter Laughter Laughter production sponsored by M & I Bank
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 A&E C15 Ft. Myers Ke y West *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTSJan 16th Fight Night in the Keys Jan 16th 17th 49th Annual House & Garden Tour Jan 17th Florida Keys Seafood Festival 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers Beach Just 31/2 hours to Key West! Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 $ 5 www.NOODLESCAFE.com Over 15 Assorted Appetizers Happy Hour 1/2 OFF From our Authentic Sushi Bar Pasta Tasting Menu Happy Appy MenuOver 30 Seven area artists are opening their studios to the public for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Organized and promoted by the Southwest Florida Pastel Society, the tours will give participants a look at the environments where Greg Biolchini, Ginger Craven, Cheri Dunnigan, Jackie Moore, William Ward Moseley, Joan Sonnenberg and Karen Stone create their works. The artists live and work in Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers. Tickets for each tour are $5; upon purchase, buyers will receive driving directions to the studios of their choice. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Southwest Florida Pastel Society members Lynne Wilcox at 6490167 or Mary Lou Hicks at 454-6595. The SWFPS is a non-profit organization that supports a number of educational opportunities for adults and youth in the Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. Proceeds from the studio tours will help fund the societys education efforts. Studio tours let the public see where artists work Karen Stone in studio Greg Biolchini
C16 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY And Swashbuckling Show www.PiecesOfEight.com Enjoy Cold Cocktails, Beautiful Sunsets, and Pirate Fun Call for Reservations and Other Available Cruise Times 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: InvestmentsHigh-YieldThe Biscayne Series Impact Replacement Window. FREE blown-in attic insulation with minimum 8 windows. Been sticker shocked by other companies? Give us a call. Best Price. Quality Work. Guaranteed. STORM CONTROL CONTRACTING CALL NOW! 239-784-4739FL. License #SCC1311F0282 WANTED!!! FREEWatch BatteryINSTALLED WITH THIS AD 1 Coupon per day thru 04/30/09Unwanted Jewelry, Broken Gold, Dental Gold, Diamonds, Watches, Etc.Neils Jewelry & ExchangeTrade in Make or Buy Something New & Save 15% 239-592-6009GOLD FOR FAST EXTRA CASH The United Arts Council of Collier County announces the recipients of its 2009 Community Arts Fund grants. Each year the UAC solicits grant applications from arts organizations, arts teachers and artists for consideration for innovative, community-based projects. The grant fund is supported with revenue from the sale of State of the Arts license plates in Collier County. This year the fund was supplemented by a grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County to support worthy applications from smaller nonprofit arts organizations. Recipients of the grants for 2009 are: Naples Artcrafters For supplies to create pottery bowls for the Empty Bowls event, an annual project to raise the awareness of hunger in our community. SWFL Pastel Society To purchase starter pastel painting sets for underprivileged students in the Wild About Pastels program. Marco Island Center for the Arts To support Kids Art Discover, an outreach program at an upcoming community event. Childrens Museum of Naples To support the Trustee Day educational program for cultural non-profit leaders. Classic Chamber Concerts To support educational outreach programs taking classical music workshops to local public schools. TheatreZone To cover a portion of the cost of printing programs for the groups upcoming season. Music for Minors To purchase instruments for promising music students whose families cant afford to buy them.United Arts Council awards Community Arts Fund grantsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE GRANTS, C17
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 A&E C17 SEMINOLE GULF RAILWAY Dinner Mystery Trains EXCURSION TRAIN 5 COURSE DINNERS & MURDER MYSTERY SHOWS5 Nights a Week Wed. to SundayYou deserve a break!Enjoy a truly different night outA humorous Show And a superb serving of the finest Meal prepared on Train Take the Family on an excursion Ride.The Kids have probably never been on a moving Train?Refreshments available Starting in FebruaryReservations: 239-275-8487Visit www.semgulf.com 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES(239) 643-1559 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 pankys Speakeasy has been an independently-owned family restaurant since 1984. We have a cozy atmosphere with reasonable prices. Come for lunch or dinner, and also check out our great soup and salad bar. Screened patio. Outside smoking areas available. Great lounge open late, a place where the locals love to meet. Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m. Lounge open late. New Years EveRegular Menu and Specials including Surf & Turf Reservations for parties of 6 or more The Weatherburn Gallery, 452 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL 34102 The Weatherburn GalleryLIVE FROM THE MET!David A. DunlopSources of InspirationPresentsatHis latest collection of Tuscan landscapes and urbanscapes accompanied by a presentationPainter and Art Historian Host of the National PBS TV Series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop and New York Metropolitan Museum of Art LecturerSaturday, January 17 6:00 8:00pmRSVP: (239) 263-8008452 Bayfront Place, Naples One Night Only! W GRANTSFrom page C16 Gulfshore Playhouse To bring teaching artists into partnering public school classrooms for workshops as a part of the organizations Art Smart program. Naples Orchestra & Chorus To cover a portion of the costs for printing and photography for the groups marketing efforts during the upcoming season. Holocaust Museum To cover a portion of the costs related to Family Reading Day programs. ETC Readers Theatre To support the annual New Plays Contest the encourages local writers to new original works. Winning plays are performed onstage at the Sugden Theatre and the playwrights receive cash awards and plaques. Opera Naples To support educational outreach programs taking mini-opera performances to local public schools. Naples Art Association To purchase equipment for workshops. Karen Harris (Gulf Coast High School) To supplement the cost of a field trip for students to visit the Naples Museum of Art. Susanna Haslett (Irish Dance instructor) To support an Irish folk dance program. The United Arts Council is designated by the state of Florida as the official local arts agency for Collier County. The nonprofit agency is responsible for promoting arts and culture in the county. UAC also awards grants for community arts projects and provides education in the arts for at-risk children and teens. See the UACs comprehensive cultural calendar at www.collierarts.com. United Art Council grant recipients were recognized at a reception in their honor at the Weatherburn Gallery at Bayfront Place (see more photos on page C18).COURTESY PHOTO
C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Godfrey Levy, Susan Mainwaring and Joe Cox 2. Leslie Cheek, Rose Mary Everett, Delores Sorey, Tom and Leah Ray 3. Steffanie Pearce and Sandi Moran 4. Roger Weatherburn Baker and Jonathan Kukk 5. Lynn and Robyn Wilson with Bill Slepcevich 6. Peter Thomas and Lavern N. Gaynor 7. Roz Travis, Suzy Dorr, Joyce Hiller and June Paley 8. Sudie and Phil GeierCINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESYUnited Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grants Reception The Conservancys Eagle Society Luncheon1 6 8 2 5 7 34Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
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C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Founders Fund scholarship recipients 2. Jade Ward, Mary Small and Christen Bronxson 3. Josie Gibson, Christine Swanson, Connie Moody and Lee Dayton 4. Sasha Schuler, John Clark and Adam Carney 5. Sue McNaghten, Leo and Justine Flanagan, Kay Drolet and Ray Crisci 6. Todd Goldberg, Brice and Cathy Smith, Christian Calyore COURTESYThe Club at Pelican Bay Founders Fund Scholarship Luncheon 1 4 6 3 5 2Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. The Muniz family and friends 2. Whitney and Barbara Winfield 3. Rob and Jennifer Lancaster 4. Robin Shuford Frank and Teresa Ferrari 5. Harry and Martha Bickford 6. Hugh Cort and Doris Reynolds 7. Harry Bickford and John Morgan 8. Martha Bickford, Lois Bolin, Linda Condon and Jackie Sloan IVAN SELIGAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESYNew Year's Eve with Opera Naples City Founders' Reception at the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum1 2 3 5 7Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.4 6 8
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.VerginaRestaurant.com Wine picks of the week >>Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2008: Fragrant and complex lime, guava, grapefruit and grass avors. Wet stone, passion fruit and oyster shell, says Wine Spectator, which ranked it 40 in its Top 100 of 2008. About $16. >>Two Hands Angels Share Shiraz 2007: Black cherry, raspberry, red plum and Asian spice aromas and avors, lingering on the open-textured nish, according to Wine Spectator, which ranked it 83 (with 92 points) in its Top 100 of 2008. About $30. >>Veramonte Chardonnay Reserva 2006: Nice Chilean wine; fresh oral and tropical fruit aromas mingle with mineral and citrus accents. About $12. Chances are the first wine you tasted involved unscrewing the top of a bottle of Boones Farm Strawberry Hill or the dearly departed Ripple. Those brave enough to continue their exploration soon graduated to cork-sealed bottles containing more satisfying contents. But that was then. With technological advances, the lowly screw top has become a useful and effective preserver of wine and one that now graces bottles fit to serve to the most discriminating oenophile. Corks have been used to seal wine bottles since the 17th century. Processed from trees grown in Spain, Portugal and Morocco, corks seal the bottles, protecting wine from oxygen when they work correctly. Defective ones, however, can crumble, leak, break or leave little floaters in the glass. Even worse, corks can carry a substance called 2,4,6-trichloroanisole, which makes wine smell bad and taste worse. Wine experts call the unpalatable result corked wine. To protect their reputations and bottom lines, winemakers have started tossing their natural corks. Some have shifted to synthetic ones, which can be difficult to remove without breaking the bottle. Some German producers are using glass stoppers. By far the most popular alternative is the Stelvin closure or screw cap. Yes, the screw cap. What makes them different is a layer of polyethylene under the aluminum capsule, which acts just like a cork to keep out oxygen. Some have a layer of tin for a longerlasting seal. The shift in thinking began in about 2000, when a group of Aussie winemakers committed to using the Stelvin screw cap for 250,000 bottles. The experiment was a success and soon wineries around the world were trying them. They are best used on wines that will be consumed within five years. Among the plusses: Bottles can be stored standing up and can be easily resealed. I love them, says Ruth Cohen, the chef at Mad Takeout in Fort Myers. They make a perfect seal. Just look at the number of wines available today in screw caps. Shes not the only convert. A lot of customers like screw caps, says Thom McKay, sommelier at the Wine Merchant in Naples. I have a customer who sends six bottles at a time to his mother and only buys wine in screw caps because she doesnt have a problem opening them. Frank Pulice, owner of Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers, confesses it took him some time to warm up to them. Once his suppliers started pouring him samples from bottles concealed in brown paper bags, he realized the quality was in the bottle regardless of the closure. But he still maintains they dont suit every occasion. I am a traditionalist, says Mr. Pulice. There is a certain romance to popping the cork on the bottle that the screw cap doesnt jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Frank Pulice demonstrates how to open a screw cap bottle.Cork or cap, its what is in the bottle that counts VINOJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYhave. Popping the cork, the gurgle of slowly pouring wine into the glass and the clinking of glasses in a toast are parts of special occasions that demand a special wine. Chances are you wont get a French Bordeaux or Burgundy with a screw cap, as French winemakers have no interest in changing. Some wineries elsewhere dont want to invest in the equipment such a change would require. And not all consumers embrace the change either, as some find them difficult to handle. I had a client call saying they were trying to open the bottle and were not able to saw the top and bottom cap apart, says Mr. Pulice. Its really easy though. You grab the bottle below the screw cap on the tin sleeve, and twist the bottom of the bottle. Nonetheless, screw caps are here to stay.Fetzer and Bonny Doon from California and Hogue Cellars from Washington use them. So do higher-end producers. Plumpjack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Argyle Nut House Pinot Noir from Oregon now have Stelvin caps. In New Zealand nearly 90 percent of all wine has screw caps, in Australia its about 60 percent and in Switzerland, nearly 100 percent of wines are capped.Will the day come when you take that prized bottle of Plumpjack to a restaurant and find you are being charged a screwage fee? It could happen. This weeks wine picks all have screw caps. CHEFS Market datesWednesday January 21st 3-7 pm Market is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month Restaurants & Shops at Bayfront Place Call 239.289.0218 or email@example.com more information VENDORS WANTEDA FREE COMMUNITY EVENT WITH LIVE MUSIC Free Entertainment and Chefs demonstrations each week Fresh, bread, pasta, cheese, handmade soaps and so much more! Eat local, buy local!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.
In case you havent been keeping track, the Chinese New Year is fast approaching. Come Jan. 26, it will officially be the Year of the Ox. While this isnt a widely observed holiday in the United States, I think its worthy of notice this year. Thats because just days before it occurs, Barack Obama will be sworn in as president. The president-elect was born in 1961, which was also the Year of the Ox. According to Chinese lore, it should be a very good year for anyone born in an Ox year (others who can expect to have a lucky year are those born in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985 and 1997). No matter your political leanings, please join me in saying Gung hay fat choy! (May prosperity be with you!) to our new president and hope that some of that good fortune spreads to the rest of us. Thinking about all of that made me crave Chinese food. And that prompted a visit to Charlie Chiangs, a wellappointed establishment serving primarily Chinese fare with a soupcon of Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese tossed in the mix. It also has a full bar that includes a wine list with 42 offerings by the glass. A Peter Lehmann shiraz was good, but the perfumy Pine Ridge chenin blancviognier paired splendidly with the sushi and Chinese dishes we ordered. In contrast to the plentiful wine selection, the slimmed down menu was a surprise. I dont know if it was a holdover from the slower summer months, an indication of leaner times leading to leaner menus or something else altogether, but its clearly been downsized. From the sushi offerings, we sampled the Mango Tango, a roll consisting of crab meat, cream cheese, masago (fish eggs) and cucumber topped with chopped teriyaki tuna plus chunks of mango and avocado. It was a bountiful and beautiful dish with great textures and flavors, made better still by a judicious application of wasabi. Bowls of miso and hot-andsour soups followed, the miso rich and mellow, the hot-and-sour possessing a broth that was slightly spicy and full of vegetables and tofu. Next came entrees of shiny slippery shrimp, mooshi with vegetables and tofu and broccoli in garlic sauce. The shrimp dish contained crisp tempura shrimp tossed in a garlicky vinegar-srirachi sauce. It had a little bite that was moderated by a hint of sweetness, which worked well with the plump shrimp. What Chiangs calls mooshi most of us know as moo shu, a stir-fried concoction of crunchy vegetables, mushrooms, green onions and egg thats stuffed into sturdy pancakes painted with a light coating of plum sauce. Chiangs does a good job with this satisfying finger food, offering it with veggies only or with chicken, beef, pork, shrimp or a combination. Our last dish, broccoli with garlic sauce, featured tender-crisp broccoli stalks and a mild but well-seasoned sauce. The kitchen has a firm grasp on preparing the food, making sure its properly cooked and attractively plated. However, some front-of-the-house issues seriously detracted from our meal. The dining room and bar have a minimalist modern feel and large windows overlooking the roomy patio and a slender strip of the Cocohatchee River. The sand-colored walls have a ridged pattern, there are swirled orange panels between a few tables designed to divide the room into smaller sections. But virtually all the surfaces are hard. The result is that sound ricochets about, If you go >>Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily >>Reservations: Accepted and recommended >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: appetizers, $2-$9; sushi rolls, $10.95-$15.95; entrees, $8-$39 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: Banquettes, at the bar, a few booths, conventional tables and chairs inside and on the patio overlooking the Cocohatchee River >>Specialties of the house: hot and sour soup, Charlie Chiangs crab wonton, mango tango sushi roll, aming steak Christiana, Chiangs eggplant medallions, shiny slippery shrimp, kung pao shrimp or scallops, Singapore or Taiwanese angel-hair noodles, pad Thai, lamb Szechuan >>Volume: Moderate to high >>Parking: Free lot >>Web site: www.charliechiangs.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Charlie Chiangs 12200 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 593-6688NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 15-21, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Brightly colored shiny slippery shrimp have a tempura coating then are bathed in a vinegarsriracha sauce, adding a little kick. diningCALENDAR Friday, Jan. 16, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine dinner, featuring California wines paired with a five-course tasting dinner, $95, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-2222. Saturday, Jan. 17, noon to 2 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant: Cooking class, All About Lobster, with Chef/Proprietor Alexander Bernard leading a class that will also produce a baked lemon tart, $45, 4077 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Call 262-4999. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2-3 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Cooking with kids class with Denise Petersen who will introduce children to kid-friendly veggie recipes, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100. Monday, Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Cooking class, Fast Food Gourmet, puts a new spin on a few fast-food items and demonstrates how to make similar dishes at home that are healthy and gourmet, $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-2222. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Le Girls cooking class, with Annie DePeiro demonstrating dishes such as avocado topped with chicken and almonds, orange and endive salad, baked pasta shells, garlic loaf and chocolate velvet, $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Naples. Call 514-4663. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Cooking class, with Debbie Greene, a raw foods chef, who will share insider tips, tasty dipping sauces and other information to help simplify a raw foods diet, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100. Wednesday, Jan. 21, Roys Bonita Springs: Join founder and James Beard Award-winning chef Roy Yamaguchi and chef-partner Wade Lowe for a fourcourse wine dinner that celebrates the restaurants 10th anniversary, $65, Promenade, 26831 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Call 498-7697. Thursday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Whole Foods Market: A four-class series on Food for Life starts with this session and continues on three consecutive Thursdays, with Joanne Irwin of The Cancer Project. Classes cover how foods fight cancer (Jan. 22), fueling up on lowfat, high-fiber foods (Jan. 29), discovering dairy and meat alternatives (Feb. 5) and cancer-fighting compounds and healthy weight control (Feb. 12), $60, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100. Thursday, Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Cooking class, Thai dishes for beginners, with Shelly Connors preparing Thai coconut-chicken soup, red curry steamed mussels and ground chicken salad, $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Naples. Call 514-4663. Thursday, Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine dinner with Joe Davis of Arcadian Winery, the owner and winemaker of this Central Coast Region vineyard will talk about his wines, which will be paired with a five-course tasting dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo, $100, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-2222. Saturday, Jan. 24, noon-2 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant: Cooking class, Fishes and Sauces, with Chef/ Proprietor Alexander Bernard leading the class, $40, 4077 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Call 262-4999.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. Charlie Chiangs food satisfies, but service misses some ingredients karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE 2 w k i d S tra da p making the room quite noisy when its full. The main problem, however, lies in the service. Our server was attentive when we arrived, but that came to an abrupt end right about the time our sushi showed up, along with a party of 10 and two parties of four, all of whom wound up in our servers assigned station. The first rule of seating is that you dont give one server two tables simultaneously, let alone three. The result was predictable: The server was quickly in the weeds and never emerged while we were there. We had to beg for more water as well as silverware after the entrees arrived. One forks four tines were all bent at different angles. My companions glass of white wine had drips of red wine on its base, presumably because no one had time to wipe it off before serving it. It didnt look as if our server was the only one with this problem. The rest of the staff bounded through the aisles trying desperately and in vain to keep up. Their stress became palpable, making us feel like cattle being moved through as quickly as possible to make room for the next group. While it may soon be the Year of the Ox, I hope the management at Charlie Chiangs has the wisdom to start the new year by treating diners with less of a herd mentality. In this economy, it takes far more than good luck to keep customers coming through the door. w asabi. n d hot-and e d, t he o w t h e essin g i ghtl y g etas of m p, bl es l i in con mpura g ar l ic k y c e. It h a d wa n t h h as C h a r l i e C h i a n Chiangs has the new ye ar b y tre a of a herd ment a i t takes fa r t o k ee p th ro ug The Mango Tango roll is almost a meal unto itself, with crab, chopped tuna, avocado and mango. Charlie Chiang's hotand-sour soup has a rich stock that's full of vegetables.
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