Tune in to WGCU-TVPart II of documentary shows how Immokalee took shape after 1940. A12 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. 17 FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009Inside the artists studiosSeven artists open their private spaces for tours to benefit SWF Pastel Society. C1 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JANUARY 22, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERIts art festival season And the picture looks good for artists, shoppers and the community. B1 Always the gentlemenA luncheon for the Shelter and other see-and-be-seen events around town. C18, 20 & 21 The 42nd annual Naples Boat Show drops anchor at the proposed Renaissance Village site near downtown Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 22-24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. More than 20 area boat dealers and 80-plus related businesses will have their wares on display. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Pinchers Crab Shack Thursday through Saturday and from numerous local restaurants on Sunday during the first-ever Seafood Festival held in conjunction with42nd annual Naples Boat Show makes a splash FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT SEE BOAT SHOW, A24 PHOTO COURTESY GALATI YACHT SALESThe 2008 Naples Boat ShowOn Saturday, Jan. 31, the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary with a celebration gala starring Michael Bolton and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. The Phil officially opened its doors Nov. 3, 1989, with what was then called the Naples/Marco Philharmonic performing Stravinsky, Wagner, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. It was breathtaking, says Myra Janco Daniels, the Phils founder and CEO. We have a film of it. And people were crying! You realize theyd all been going to Naples High School and Lely High School (to see the orchestra). It was a celebration of a community coming together and building something for all the arts. More than 6,000 tickets wereBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com From one woman's dream to a thriving institution, The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts celebrates its 20th with top talent Myra Janco Daniels founded an institution 20 years ago.SEE THE PHIL, A8&9 "I always thought that someday, in this community, people should not go to bed at 9 o'clock. They should be hearing and thinking and doing." Myra Janco DanielsTWODECADESAT THEPHIL Timeline from the Phil's inception to today. A8&9 >>inside:PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE NAPLES PHILHARMONIC
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 My name is Roger, and Im a white man. I strike these stories like little matches, to flare briefly against a week that ends, at last, the American apartheid. Denver, Colorado, 1957: My parents had a home on a crowded street near City Park. A white French expatriate, Ann Aire, lived with a huge American black man, Denny Small, two doors down. Their son, Skip Anns boy by a previous marriage was white. Then Ann and Denny adopted Mark, a little black boy. The day they brought him home, they set him outside in his diapers between me and Skip for the whole street to see. We book-ended him. Next door to us lived my friend, Bunny. She and I used to lie in the grass together, watching the sky. I remember her bare belly polished to a dark-chocolate sheen, where she routinely let me pillow my head. Bunny and her family moved away suddenly, one day. Ann and Denny later divorced. Ann hasnt seen her adopted son, Mark, in decades. Denver, Colorado, 1968: I played high school football at South. When we played East High, an all-black team, the game turned rough, a whiteagainst-black pitched battle. I didnt care about the right or wrong, I just wanted to hit somebody so hard it broke bones. Somebody black. And I tried. The refs stopped the game three or four times. They won. I came away with a mild concussion, and we all hurt for a week afterward. Lawrence, Kansas, 1971: I moved into the boys wing on the 10th floor of a co-ed dorm, Hashinger. You could see 20 miles of eastern prairie from the windows up there. One warm evening in September, an hour shy of dusk, my girlfriend and I rode the elevator up. But when the door opened and we stepped into the lobby, we were assailed by 30 or 40 angry black students. We tried to slip past into my hallway, but they threatened to beat us up. I grabbed a chair and Cynthia grabbed a table lamp, and we swung it at them. We backed them off far enough to get into the hallway and run down to my room, where we locked the door. The cops cleared out the mess 10 minutes later. Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1976: A black enlisted Marine hit another Marine, then disobeyed an order from a young white officer to put himself in transport back to the barracks. The black Marine stood about 6 feet 4 inches tall, and he challenged the lieutenant in a profane verbal barrage delivered from about 12 inches away. The platoon Gunny, Gunnery Sgt. Ramsay Hunter, was a black stick of dynamite who had served three tours in Vietnam. He tried to step in. Let me handle him, Lieutenant, he said.I got it, step back, Gunny, ordered the lieutenant, Jerry Hogan, who always kept a wad of tobacco in his cheek. A graduate of the Naval Academy, Lt. Hogan was known for being both tough and fair by black and white Marines alike. He stood the man down in an argument about race and bigotry without ever resorting to slander or profanity, talking straight at his chin while half of the guns platoon watched, expecting violence. Then he ordered the man to walk about 10 miles back, stripped of gear and weapons. When the man arrived, Lt. Hogan and the Gunny were there to meet him. They escorted him to the brig. You did it right, sir, I heard the Gunny say.Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1976: A couple of white veterans of the Korean War invited me to drink a beer with them. They told me stories about sending black troops, niggers, out on point in Korea, knowing theyd be shot by snipers. One wore his hair in a long greasy pompadour. His teeth were bad, I remember, and his fingernails were dirty. Helena, Arkansas, 1989: I rode with Sidney Burris, a University of Arkansas English professor and poet, down into the northern Delta of Mississippi to find some bluesmen. We found Willy Foster, a 68-year-old harmonica player who collected junk for money and made $7 a night playing in a juke joint near Clarksdale. Willie was living with his 32nd woman, Chesterine, who couldnt read or write. We rented a big suite on the top floor of the nicest inn in Helena, run by a white woman who made cinnamon rolls and served them in her kitchen each morning to the locals. When we moved Willie and Chesterine into the suites extra bedroom during the Helena Blues Festival, the owner asked us to leave. We paid extra, and she relented. But when we tried to rent the same suite the next year, she told us we were not welcome. Willie, who had worked cotton most of his life and was a combat veteran of World War II, just laughed. Harlem, New York, 1993: One Sunday morning, I went to see the Rev. Calvin Butts preach at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, on 138th Street. I had argued with him in a journalism class at Columbia about this question: Could blacks be racists, like whites? I said yes, he said no. After the sermon, I looked for a bus stop, and discovered that Id forgotten to bring enough change. So I started walking south. But an old black woman in a beautiful dark dress and formal hat stopped me, and pointed me to the right stop. She pulled the correct change out of her purse in a neatly organized row of quarters, before some men who had hailed me from across the street could get closer. In spite of my protests, she forced the change into my hand, just as the bus arrived. Then she smiled and said, God bless you. And I never saw her again. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.orgLiving with black people (American stories) FREE DELIVERY!with purchase of $399 and up! FREE BEDFRAME!with purchase of $399 and up! OR FREE REMOVAL! Of Your Old Mattress PLUS NO PAYMENTS UNTIL 2010! PLUSfor qualied buyers, see store for details. 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION GUEST OPINION 10 Bush mistakesAt his final press conference, President Bush said pursuing Social Security reform instead of immigration reform immediately after the 2004 election was a mistake, as was hanging the Mission Accomplished banner on the tower of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Now home in Texas, Mr. Bush should reflect on these 10 more important mistakes that shaped his presidency: Not getting congressional buyin on detention policy immediately after 9/11. Going to Congress would have forced more deliberation when the administration was rushing into the hasty improvisation of Gitmo and made it harder for Democrats to grandstand once it became controversial. An ineffective management style. Mr. Bush, the CEO president, wisely wanted to delegate. Alas, the quality of some of his Texas loyalists wasnt particularly high, and when people under Mr. Bush failed, his first instinct was to stand by them stalwartly rather than to hold them accountable. Not replacing George Tenet after 9/11. Someone should have taken responsibility after the terror attacks. Mr. Tenets exit wouldnt have prevented the WMD debacle, but at least he wouldnt have been around to give his dramatic slam-dunk demonstration in the Oval Office. Deferring to his generals. It wasnt until his generals had nearly lost the war that Mr. Bush fully stepped up to his role as commander in chief, going around the brass to order the surge, the most successful and consequential initiative of his second term. Not taking charge during Hurricane Katrina. As soon as National Weather Service bulletins warned of the possible destruction of an American city, Mr. Bush should have rode herd on the tangled homeland-security bureaucracy and, once the storm hit, federalized the response to save New Orleans from the incompetence and limited capabilities of its state and local governments. Too much accommodation of a GOP Congress. Mr. Bush got what he wanted out of Congress at the price of looking the other way from burgeoning earmarks and a creeping culture of corruption. Not reading enough history. Mr. Bush has admirably applied himself to an extensive reading program as president, but if he had absorbed more history before taking office particularly about military matters hed have had a better grounding to make important decisions. Refusing to settle the internal war within his administration. The acrimony between the State Department and CIA on the one hand and the Defense Department and vice presidents office on the other was poisonous and debilitating. It hampered the prosecution of the Iraq War and led to the Scooter Libby mess. Underestimating the power of explanation. By temperament and ability, Mr. Bush was more a decider than a persuader. Hes not naturally drawn to public argument, giving his administration its unfortunate (and not entirely fair) my way or the highway reputation at home and abroad. Ignoring health-care reform too long. By the time Mr. Bush unveiled a serious and sensible health-care reform in 2007, it was DOA, leaving Democrats with the initiative on this crucial issue. Oddly enough, many of Mr. Bushs mistakes involve not being active enough or taking a stronger hand. How that came to be so with a president who believed so deeply in strong leadership should long occupy Mr. Bush, and fair-minded historians. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYThe bailouts baggageFor a nation in the midst of an economic crisis, the period between Election Day and Inauguration Day has seemed to drag like an amateur production of Long Days Journey Into Night. Recognizing the problem, the outgoing administration has provided admirable room for Presidentelect Barack Obama and his team to begin their work, with President George Bush even acquiescing to Mr. Obamas request that he ask Congress to release the second tranche of the $700 billion bailout of the financial industry. Its a bridge between administrations that gives new meaning to the term passing the buck or, in this case, 350 billion of them. There are a number of possible reasons that Mr. Obama would want to set this legislative process in motion before he takes the oath of office, ranging from the political to the practical. But now that hes asked for this second huge chunk of taxpayer money to land on the White Houses doorstep at the start of his term, he needs to be fully aware of what comes along with it: A massive helping of public anger and contempt toward the financial industry and how the federal government has thus far gone about trying to rescue it. If Mr. Obama and his team underestimate the national mood regarding this subject, or make only token nods to the publics concerns, they run the risk of discovering that their honeymoon has a shelf date not extending far beyond Jan. 20. By some meaningful measures, the initial injection of $350 billion into the banking system achieved what it set out to do. Financial institutions stopped falling like dominoes. And credit, while by no means flowing easily, is no longer as utterly frozen as it was in October. But the near-complete lack of accounting for just how the bailouts recipients have used the money has left an extremely bad taste in taxpayers mouths. The bitterness has grown with revelations of year-end bonuses paid out to executives at failing institutions and, perhaps most of all, with the treatment that the automobile industry received when it similarly appeared before Congress with hat in hand. The contrast between the fewstrings-attached urgency with which the government bailed out the banking sector and the concessions demanded of automobile manufacturers and their labor unions was stark and inescapable. There may have been sound logic behind the differing approaches, but on Main Street, as politicians and pundits have become so fond of calling everywhere in America beyond Washington and Wall Street, the narrative is easily boiled down to some version of: When the rich and well-connected needed money, they got it no questions asked; when working stiffs needed money, they had to grovel, beg and give up their hardwon labor gains.Its an oversimplified narrative that nonetheless gains traction as everyday Americans see next to nothing done to ease their mounting economic anxieties. The question of what, if anything, the government will do to help people hang on to their jobs and homes grows in volume and intensity.Congress has begun to channel this question in response to the request for the rest of the bailout funds, and the incoming administration has offered assurances that it will attach more stringent conditions to the money and demand greater accountability from those institutions that receive funds. Some of the money may go directly to stem the tide of home foreclosures. A nation hungry for change remains skeptical. And emerging signs that banks may be about to once again express a pressing need for more funds may test the intentions of the new administration and lawmakers alike while trying the patience of ordinary folks wondering just who is going to bail them out, and when. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly
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Hes worked several significant environmental jobs, including most recently for seven years in Pennsylvania, as president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. (The Conservancy found him, wooed him and then plucked him away in 2005.) Before all that, he served as an aide for a U.S. congressman from Wisconsin and for five years was environmental policy managA city boy finds his lifes calling in conservation President Richard Nixon, then about 60, was in the White House over on Pennsylvania Avenue trying to pass the buck, but quarterback Andrew McElwaine, then about 12, didnt care at least, not as much as he cared about getting outside onto the street in front of his home at 24th and Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C., about a mile from Mr. Nixons quarters. There, unlike the president, the young Mr. McElwaine just wanted to pass the football. I liked to play football with my buds, he recalls. We played touch football in the street, and since there was a lot of traffic, a couple of guys were always having to keep watch. So thats how boyhood was for the man who at 48 is arguably the preeminent environmentalist in Southwest Florida? He started on a city street far from where the wild things are and ended up equipped with the lofty title of president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida? Well, he wasnt really so far from the wild things. When the wind was right, he remembers, he could probably hear the roar of a lion or two at the National Zoo a few blocks away. And he and his pals would occasionally wander into the wooded sprawl of Rock Creek Park, he recalls. A lot of wild squirrels live there. But yes, Mr. McElwaine was a city boy. His father was an advertising man and lobbyist, and his mother a reporter for the Washington Star. Mr. McElwaine delivered that paper door-to-door when he couldnt play football. Then he studied political science at Duke University. And now its come to this: He leads a pack of do-good environmentalists at the Conservancy.Hes just raised $25 million (the result of a year-long capital campaign); he can advocate for the Everglades mink, the Florida panther and a host of others, armed with solid science from six staff wildlife biologists; he can hire top-flight lawyers to defend endangered species; he offers challenging work to a gung-ho staff and 400 volunteers with more energy than a regiment of Cossacks; he employs a posh-andpolish PR firm to get the word out; and he maintains a 23-acre center complete with wildlife hospital.Just like he always planned. Youre not going to believe this, Mr. McElwaine correctly determines: But yes. (When I was 21) I thought Id be working in environmental policy.His resume is remarkable for its suggestion of service and influence at high levels. Picture him in blue blazer, tattersall shirt and khaki trousers, and you can believe it. With his well-kept hair, wirerim glasses and confident smile, he looks A City boy thriving as Conservancy presidentBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Andrew McElwaineEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYer for U.S. Sen. John Heinz of Pennsylvania. After Mr. Heinz was killed in a plane crash, Mr. McElwaine went to work on the Council on Environmental Policy for George H.W. Bush. He was retired in 1993. Lets not forget who retired him: the Clintons, he notes. Which brings us to the life Mr. McElwaine now leads, one that begins daily about 6 or 6:30 a.m. He lives with his wife, Barbara, a sophisticated gardener of native fruits and vegetables, and their two school-age sons. The family is private. He prefers not to say where his boys go to school, but only points out that getting the 17-year-old up in time to get there is the first significant work of the day. His days often go on for 10 to 12 hours or more, since Mr. McElwaine is a high-energy advocate and leader of the Conservancys causes.What he thinks about events in his hometown this week, and the arrival of the Obamas in Washington, reveals what he does.Im tremendously excited, he says. Its a new start There will be changes at the EPA, the Department of Interior, and Im really looking forward to working with new people in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the regional office of the EPA, the National Park Service.These people are well below the president and secretary (of the interior). But its a new leadership and a new energy level, with a new interest in conservation. Words that also describe Mr. McElwaine.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 sold in three days. The opening of the new $19.5 million performing arts center was a three-day celebration, says Ms. Daniels. The first night, the orchestra performed, with Timothy Russell conducting. The second, the Miami City Ballet. The third night, opera legend Kathleen Battle sang. The orchestra then wasnt as good as the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra is now, she says. And as for the Miami City Ballet, which still continues to perform at the venue, This has been a long love affair with us. Nobody has ever had a company that long. The ballet company considers the Phil its west coast home, she says. It was three nights in a row, Ms. Daniels states. And for a community that was really starved for professional arts, that was something. Many attended all three nights. And they were all gussied up, Ms. Daniels recalls. And when we cut the ribbons, it was a historical, hysterical moment. Because we started with nothing. And it came to be something. And its still going. It was a very emotional thing, says executive committee and board member Bob Morris, who attended the opening. There was a feeling of: its really happened! Its fair to say that there isnt a town the size of Naples that has a facility like that, that can handle the variety of entertainment. What the Phil does only exists in much bigger cities. That part of it was impressive to everyone there. We were very lucky to have this thing happen. It wouldnt be too extreme to say that life in Naples can be divided into two categories: life before the Phil, and life after. Before, Naples was a sleepy town people visited to play golf, sail, and laze on the beach. And after? Well, Naples is by no stretch a thriving metropolis, but its now a place where you can see world-class performers musicians, actors, singers who often sell out in major cities around the world: Itzak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Liza Minnelli, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Patti LuPone, Wynonna, Tony Bennett, Linda Eder, the Aquila Theatre Company, Brian Wilson, Wynton Marsalis. Performances range from the sublime to the ridiculous, from world-renowned opera diva Renee Fleming to Les Ballet Trockadero, male dancers who perform parodies of famous classical ballets. And because of the Phil, Neapolitans saw performers who are now, unfortunately, no longer with us, including classy cabaret singer Bobby Short and the perpetually sexy, amazing Eartha Kitt. Twenty years ago, says Ms. Daniels, We were still a fishing village. We still all ate snook, and the hot spot in Naples was Kellys Fish House. I lived out on Marco, among the rosy spoonbills. There wasnt a real theater. They had music in the park. At that time, the one big disadvantage the area had was lack of good entertainment, music, says Mr. Morris. We thought: what do you do, go to Miami or Sarasota? There was just a vacuum here, and a lot of people who knew better, who would appreciate good (quality music.) Ms. Daniels, whod lived in the very cultural city of Chicago, wasnt sure what to think of her new home. Id say to my husband, How did you bring me here from Chicago? And hed say: You can go anyplace you want. Just go. Go to Houston, see the ballet you love. Go to Chicago and hear your favorite orchestra. But you know, I did that a few times, but its not easy. I always thought that someday, in this community, people should not go to bed at 9 oclock. They should be hearing and thinking and doing. The creation of the Phil was fueled by a love of the arts and the grief that comes from losing a spouse. Ms. Daniels husband, advertising executive Draper Daniels, had died. Frankly, a week after Dan died, I got into this, she says. One week. It sounds callous, but it was my lifesaver. And, as it turned out, it turned out to be something important. It immediately got her focused on something other than her grief, says Mr. Morrris. She was so uniquely qualified because of her advertising background and her education background; she just knew where to go. When Ms. Daniels first moved to Marco Island, shed offered her services to various organizations in the community, including the Naples Players and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. But amazingly, no one responded. No one wanted to use her skills in their organization. So I just stayed home and cooked, and gained 40 pounds, she jokes. But during that time, I had heard from people who wanted some entertainment. And first (the orchestra) played in schools and churches. And it was wonderful, wonderful. But then she thought to build a permanent home for them. A home not just for the orchestra, but for all the arts. People said it couldnt be done, she says. But those who said that vastly underestimated her a mistake people make only once. The woman is knowledgeable, with a keenly sharpened intelligence and a background in business, the arts, and advertising/marketing. A community has to decide what they want, and put their money where their mouth is, she declares. So she started going through the phone book, making cold calls. And she went on television. Her pitch: Something wonderful is happening. And we want you to be a part of it. That was my story line, she says. It turns out many people wanted to be a part of something wonderful. They too, were dying for quality arts and entertainment in Southwest Florida. She met her goal of $100,000 within five days time. The community really believed, she says. I always say it started with a dream. And it was a dream of bringing world-class music and entertainment to this community. And it became a reality only when we put a roof on it and opened the doors. The building, designed by architect Eugene Aubrey, was built on a 6.7-acre site in Pelican Bay. We were very fortunate to build something that was timeless in its look, Ms. Daniels says. It has a gothic look, but it has a modern look. There was so much support, so many donations, that the building opened 95 percent debt-free. Ms. Daniels likes to say in her annual talks to the community that the Phil has never had to purchase red ink. The Phil is now a $100 million plus organization. This is a complex corporation, Ms. Daniels says. I feel were in the best condition than other colleagues throughout the state... Its a tough business to run. But I have lots of good help. I am so proud of the people who work here. They are devoted and extremely loyal, or theyre not there. The building houses the Hayes Hall, a 1,475-seat main theater; a 200-seat Daniels Pavilion (for small shows and lectures); two sculpture gardens outside and small galleries inside the main structure. The Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art opened in 2000, drawing 100,000 in its first season. And there is also a building (the Toni Stabile Education Building for Lifelong Learning) where lectures and workshops in all the arts are offered. The Phil is a uniquely run arts organization in that its managed very carefully, says Mr. Morris. Myra is very astute at keeping the finances in line, andTHE PHILFrom page 1Andrea Bocelli Smokey Robinson Hubbard Street Dance Company1982 The Naples/Marco Philharmonic founded as a chamber group on Marco Island 1987 Boran Craig Barber construction company contracted to begin building the Philharmonic Center for the Arts; Eugene Aubrey is the architect 1989 A cultural destination, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts is 95 percent debt-free when it opens 1990 Resident musicians hired to form the core of the orchestra, which is renamed the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra The $500,000 Canadian-made Casavant-Freres pipe organ is donated and installed 1991 Construction of the 6,000-squarefoot John E. Kohan Administration Building 1995 Acquired, through gifts, major sculptures by Yaacov Agam, Ernest Trova and Milton Hebald 1996 $6.5 million, the largest cast gift to date, received from Bolton Drackett, for the future of the arts in the Naples community 1999 Ground breaking for the two-story expansion of the John E. Kohan Administration Building 2000 Received the highest award in Florida for partnering with schools Acquired a major collection of works by modern American masters The Naples Museum of Art draws 100,000 visitors in its rst season1980The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts Timeline1990 1996 Theyve all played the Phil
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 NEWS A9 thats going to be necessary for the long haul. You just have to keep a steady hand on the cost of operating the place, as the economic environment does its various things art the present time. Naples is really very fortunate to have that facility and to have someone like Myra devote herself to it so totally for 25 years. Its just amazing that someone with her background and her skills to be available to shepherd the Phil to its present status. According to Ms. Daniels, the Phil has welcomed more than 10 million people to its events over the past 20 years. She believes that one of the keys to their success is offering variety. Sidney Poitier to Liza Minnelli, she says. Some really great old timers and some new shining stars, like Lang Lang, who will be back. We support not only our own orchestra, but we have a few major orchestras perform here too. Its good for everyones soul to see and hear other companies from all over the world. I cant tell you how many people weve had who have changed all of our lives. The Phil started a cabaret series in the Daniels Pavilion, with the number of performers increasing annually. And while they believe in variety, the venue generally doesnt book new rock artists, indie bands or hip-hop. They hope to continue to build their education component. Its very important to me, but still has a ways to go. You dont just say youre going to do it, you have to do it well, she says. The statement could very well be her motto. Its an ongoing challenge, says Mr. Morris. The audience keeps changing, as the demography of the area keeps changing. Now there are more and more young families, and the kind of entertainment they seek is just plain different. The Phil has to evolve with that. Education, he agrees, is very important.Most of the young people have never heard an orchestra play classical music, he says. Educating them to understand and appreciate that is the job any arts organization has to be serious about.Ms. Daniels says she doesnt want to sound like a mother boasting about her child, but shes very proud of her orchestra. Its a very strong orchestra, she says. The orchestra has come into adulthood. She adds that their second trumpet went on to play second trumpet with the New York Philharmonic, and that two musicians have tried out for other major orchestras. If its done for a lifetime, its got to be done with money, facts, she says. It cant be fancy, with ego getting in the way. I am absolutely assured, staying in focus, laughing at ourselves a lot, but holding, holding the course. She cares about her people and boasts that her musicians are the highest paid in the state. It is truly a family, she says. I care about those musicians. The board does too. Theyre good people. I love to see our people grow. And shes aware of the criticism some may have of her. Yet she doesnt let it stop her. If shed paid attention to all the critics and naysayers, the Phil would never have been built, and Naples would likely still be a sleepy fishing village. Im criticized for being tough, Ms. Daniels says. I dont care what people say. I care about the arts. I care about the end results. Thats the most important thing. Liza Minnelli Brian Wilson Miami City Ballet Luciano Pavarotti Hayes Hall, the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts 1,475-seat main theater, was completed in 1989.2001 Received distribution of $8.3 million from the William J. and Suzanne V. von Liebig Trust 2002 Naples Museum of Art acquires the Carole and Barry Kaye Collection of Miniatures and the Pollak Collection of Mexican Art 2003 Improvements to Hayes Hall include improved sight lines, 215 new seats and enhanced handicap facilities 2004 Maestro Jorge Mester becomes music director of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra 2005 Naples Museum of Art presents the blockbuster exhibition Matisse, Picasso & Friends 2006 Naples Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth & Family, Claudio Bravo and Frank Lloyd Wright and House Beautiful 2008 Naples Museum of Art presents Pablo Picasso: Preoccupations and Passions 2009 The Philharmonic Center for the Arts has 420 fulland parttime employees, including an administrative staff of 80 2007 Naples Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 25th anniversary with a fundraising campaign that generates $32 in commitments and pledges Naples Museum of Art presents Impressions: Americans in France, 18601930, Claude Monet, The Great American Game: Baseball and Illuminating the Word: The Saint Johns Bible Patty and Jay Baker pledge $10 million over ve years to the Naples Museum of Art2007 2010 2001 2003 >>What: 20th Anniversary Gala with Michael Bolton and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra >>Where: the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples >>When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 >>Cost: $109 >>Info: Call 597-1900 or go to www.thephil.org If you go
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 Southwest Florida was one of the last areas of the South to benefit from railroad service. Although the Iron Horse began its gallop in the late 1880s, it was nearly 40 years before the tracks finally reached Naples. Until then, most visitors to the Sunshine State were bound for Palm Beach, Winter Haven or Sarasota. In 1916, the directors of the Atlantic Coast Line extended their main route to Immokalee because of the valuable timber there. In 1921, they continued the line through Immokalee to Deep Lake, home of vast grapefruit groves owned by Barron Collier. Next, ACL purchased Mr. Colliers rail line between Deep Lake and Everglades City, which became the southernmost point of the ACL railroad system. By 1926, ACL and the Seaboard Air Line railway were competing to build a hub in Naples. S. Davies Warfield, president of SAL (and uncle of Wallis Simpson Warfield, who became the Duchess of Windsor), ultimately subsidized the building of the depot in Naples. SAL opened its station at the end of Fifth Avenue South and 10th Street South, where it still sits today. On Jan. 7, 1927, the SAL dispatched one of its Orange Blossom Special trains to the town of Naples, finally affording local folks a chance to see trains at the depot.The Orange Blossom SpecialFive trains comprised the SALs Orange Blossom Specials, and Mr. Warfield had spared no expense in making them the creme de la crme of trains. They were plush Pullman trains, each with an observation library car, valet and maid services, barber and manicurist and even personal writing desks complete with orange-blossom scented stationery.On the OBSs inaugural journey, hundreds welcomed the train from Arcadia to Fort Myers to Estero to Bonita Springs to Naples. Each community went all out for the historic occasion by offering the visiting VIPs local produce, flowers and fish. Its rumored that starlet Gloria Swanson, who was aboard that first trip to Naples, thought the fanfare was all for her. No one had the heart to tell her differently.After the ceremonial bagpipes and speeches, Mayor E.G. Wilkerson escorted the guests to the Naples Hotel for a grand lunch and lemonade (due to Prohibition).After lunch the entourage made its way back to the Naples Depot to return to Fort Myers, but as the Y turnaround for the train was not yet completed, the train had to back up all the way to Fort Myers.Fortunately for us, Mr. Warfields real vision to make Naples the Miami of the west coast never materialized. The Depression pushed SAL into receivership in the 1930s, and by the 1940s, SAL was happy to sell its lines to its former competitor.The end of the lineAs competition from cars and trucks took its toll on the railroads in our country, Naples was no exception. Merle Harris, founder of the Old-timer UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN The Orange Blossom Special was a travelers treatBY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyThe Naples Depot today Group, and Mary Prince Lipstate, whose family opened our first liquor store, were two of the 46 passengers aboard the last train out of the Naples Depot. Bound for Lakeland, the train pulled out of the station at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1971. The ride was organized by David Pfaff, then-president of the Collier County Historical Society. Merle Harris recounted in a recent interview that a hush fell over the passengers on the return trip (from Lakeland by bus). We had the feeling that another familiar phase of life was drawing to a close, she said.The depot had been declared one of the finest examples of architecture in Naples when it was built. On Sept. 10, 1974, the Naples City Council supported the Naples Jaycees in their bid to place the depot on the Register of Historic Places.The next year, a group of locals formed Southwest Heritage, Inc., and took over management responsibilities. On April 1, 2005, the county signed a 90-year lease with the intent of making the Naples Depot a central point in the Fifth Avenue South redevelopment and another county museum site. Visitors can tour this piece of local architecture and history Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 Farming, oil refining, bareback bronco riding, gambling, education and training are all threads that form the east Collier County community of Immokalee. The rich history of this town of about 25,000 is the focus of WGCU Public Medias newest Untold Story, Immokalee II: Evolving Opportunities. The 30-minute documentary premieres at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and airs again at 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. Part two of the Immokalee story picks up as World War II was winding down. It was in the early 1940s that the Immokalee of today, a culturally and economically diverse community, began to take shape, producer Michael Gulnac says. From the rail system built to transport grapefruit to market to the lumber mill that cut most of the timber down, the era marked several firsts in the Immokalee area.In 1940, C.J. Jones and James Gaunt opened Immokalees first packinghouse, Immokalee Growers Inc. Soon thereafter, tomato farming in the area began. In the documentary, Neal Brown, grandson of William Brown, says farmers in those days could not use tractors. The land was too boggy. They farmed with mules.A discovery made by research scientists at the University of Florida shortly before World War II lead to farming as we know it today in Immokalee. The scientists learned that applying lime to the pine meadow woods would increase the PH level in the soil. Farming grew so quickly that by the early 1950s, farmers were sending letters to the principals of the local schools asking for names of school children who might want a weekend job picking cucumbers. By the mid 1950s, immigrants from Mexico were making their way to Immokalee. The Untold Story documentary explores the role Cuba played in the expansion of farming in Florida as well as the role of immigrant labor in the Immokalee area. While the farming industry was growing, the oil boom brought oil speculators, well-paying jobs and the rodeo to Immokalee. By day, men would work in the oil fields; on weekends, they would enjoy Immokalees rodeo, which started in 1953 and attracted cowboys from throughout the state for bareback bronco riding, bull riding and calf roping. Forty years later, the Seminole gambling casino in Immokalee ushered in a new era and many changes. In addition, Ave Maria University and an entire town surrounding it are taking shape just south of Immokalee.WGCU Public Medias 46th Untold Story, Immokalee II: Evolving Opportunities ends where the new challenges and opportunities of casino gambling, a university town and an enterprise zone begin. Production of the program was made possible by funding from the Collier County Commission, the District School Board of Collier County, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Collier County Museum and the Barron Collier Jr. Foundation.The show premieres at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and will air again at 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, on WGCU-TV 30 and 30.1/Cable 3 and 240. WGCU will air Immokalee II: Evolving Opportunities on its new digital channel Encore TV 30.3/Cable 242 at 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Parts one and two will also air on Encore at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, and at 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Part II of Immokalee documentary premieres on WGCU-TV Immokalee watermelons ready for market. The Immokalee Rodeo, 1954.COURTESY PHOTOS
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Grand Prize *Ask us about our painting specialsMy high schools mascot was a panther. We chose this symbol because we wanted rivals to think we were tough. I doubt our mascot helped us win games, but we thought it did. Real panthers are tough, too, especially the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi). The population of these magnificent animals dwindled to less than 40 in the 1990s. Today researchers estimate their numbers have rebounded to more than 100 animals. How did this happen? In 1995, researchers introduced eight Texas panthers (Puma concolor stanleyana) to Florida to strengthen the genetically faltering Florida panther. Inbreeding was causing heart problems, sterility and numerous other defects. Historically, the Florida panther interbred with the Texas panther, but as habitat decreased, the two populations no longer met. Nonetheless, the Texas panther remains the Florida panthers closest relative. The introduction of Texas panthers produced at least 20 kittens, resulting in todays increased numbers of Florida panthers. Biologists have since removed the Texas panthers. This remarkable biological experiment not only increased the panther numbers, it produced a healthier, more resilient animal. A single male panther hunts areas up AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORS BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida Weeklyto 450 square miles, while females hunt a mere 80 square miles. Both males and female need to eat a deer or hog (or the equivalent in small mammals) every seven to 10 days to remain healthy; a nursing female eats even more frequently. Smaller animals like the raccoon, rabbit and armadillo can keep a panther alive, but these animals are not enough for a nursing female. How many 450-square-mile wilderness areas do you know in Florida? If you know of one, are there roads through it? One threat the panther cannot avoid is motor vehicles. In 2008, 10 panthers were killed on Florida highways. Reduced speed limits, wildlife crossings and fencing help prevent more panther deaths, but these things are costly. Bridge crossings are generally built only in areas where panthers have been killed by vehicles and where large areas of protected panther habitat encompass both sides of the crossing. Another cause of death is panthers attacking other panthers, also called intraspecific aggression. Adult males kill young males who venture into their territory searching for females. With decreased habitat, this is likely happening more frequently. Florida panthers are about 8 feet long and 30 inches high and have long, black-tipped tails. Their coats are golden brown from head to tail with white underneath. Like all members of the cat family, they are good climbers. Their wide paws have long, retractable claws. Panthers are rarely seen in the wild. They avoid humans and usually sleep during the day. If youre lucky, you might see their sign. Look for scratch marks six to eight feet up a tree or round tracks with four toes showing no claws. Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission indicate no documented attacks on humans by the Florida panther. Panthers generally avoid urban and agricultural areas, preferring mixed swamps and upland pine or hammock forests for cover, to feed and to rest. Places such as the Florida Panther National Wildlife Ref-FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION Even though theyre tough, panthers need our protectionuge, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Collier-Seminole State Park and large private ranches are where most are found. Their territory is less than 5 percent of what it once was. Why care about this wild cat? Beyond the panthers intrinsic and aesthetic value, there are practical reasons for wanting the species to thrive. The panther is the top predator in South Florida and is necessary to regulate the numbers of deer, wild hogs and raccoons. (If you are from a northern state, you understand the destruction to cars and property due to over population of deer.) Predators do not usually kill healthy prey, but rather select the sick and weak animals, thereby keeping the remaining animals healthy. You can help protect the panther by purchasing a Florida panther license plate from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The additional cost goes to help sustain panthers. You arent likely to see a panther at our park, but they are here. This summer, we were thrilled when four kittens were born in a remote section. The female is radio collared and we have photos showing at least two of her offspring are still alive. The Florida panther remains on the endangered species list. All animals, including humans, are connected in ways we still do not fully understand. The survival of this majestic animal is up to all of us. 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Cullen explains that this popular recreational activity is not being stunted by lack of interest, but rather a lack of physical accommodation factors such as time and space. Ironically enough, Cullen refuses to let physical obstacles get in the way of ones love for life on the water. Since 2003, Cullen owned and operated the Caloosa Isle Marina until he sold it in order to concentrate exclusively on boat sales and service. In June of 2006, he opened the doors of his popular Caloosa Isle Boat Sales & Service store in Fort Myers, where he and an educated staff of certified sales and service technicians consult, educate, and assist hundreds of customers each year with the purchase of a new or pre-owned boats, motors, and trailers. After months of hearing his customers express their concerns of not having space to store their purchases, Tom decided to offer storage facilities and even maintenance contracts to many of his patrons. It was this seed that found root in Cullens ever-expanding commitment to stellar customer service and became the precursor for his latest venture; Island Breeze Boat & Yacht Share. It doesnt matter if youre new [to boating] or an expert, Cullen explains, the simple fact is, if you want to go boating, you have to have a way to get the boat to the marina or dock, you have to know how to get it in the water, you have to have proper safety equipment, and you have to know the basics of operation and where youre going. Not to mention when youre done, you have to get it out of the water, wash it, keep it maintained, and then store it somewhere until your next outing. Just half of this statement alone is enough to scare many people away from enjoying the highlights and adventures of our local waters. In addition, nobody should miss out on the mental recharge that just a few hours on the water can provide. Enter Cullens solution and the sole purpose for Island Breeze Boat & Yacht Share: A membership into a small, elite group of enthusiasts from all walks of life who prefer showing up at a local marina, hopping into a new 20-24 foot boat and taking off for a day of fishing and family fun with all the conveniences and amenities. Add to that a full-service experience with literally NONE of the hassles associated with launching, docking, storage and maintenance, and your worries are literally over. For a membership initiation fee of only $3,995 and monthly payments of $279, you can pick up your phone to schedule your outing anytime you like. The program allows you to book your boat reservation for up to sixty times per year. Tom also explains that, if you ever have a need for a last minute reservation, you can call ahead to see if the boats are booked the next day, and if one is available, you can reserve it without having it count towards your annual quota. In the near future, the reservation system will be available online for 24 X 7 access. If youre doing the math here, youll see that its physically impossible to put the full dent in your membership privileges even if you decide to schedule merely one day a week for the entire year! This model yields a savings of approximately $12,000 in the first year and $40,000 over three years versus traditional ownership explained Tom. If thats not a real bang-for-your-buck, keep your seat Island Breeze Boat & Yacht Share members get hands on training in boating safety and operation, full use of on-board safety equipment and stateof-the-art digital navigation equipment, and since the boat is perpetually maintained, inspected and updated, you can leave the usual stern concerns behind. With plans to add more Deck Boats, Bay Boats, and Center Consoles, as well as Mid-Cabin Express Cruisers to their future inventory, Island Breeze is poised to launch one of the most unique and rousing opportunities of its kind. Some members will love the fact that they never have to purchase a vehicle with a trailer-hitch, while others may decide they love it so much, that they simply cant do without purchasing a boat for themselves, Cullen says. Either way, were here to help, train, and provide customer service to anyone with a desire to be on the water. For more information on Island Breeze Boat & Yacht Share memberships, customers can contact Tom Cullen at (239) 482-4511 or by email: Tom. Cullen@caloosaisle.com. To get a first-hand look at the boats in the program, or to browse one of SWFLs most impressive fleets of boating inventory, feel free to visit Caloosa Isle Boat Sales & Service at 16065 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers or go online to their website; www.caloosaisle.com. this popular recreational activity is not being stunted by lack of interest,
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 NEWS A21 I was saved.To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit leememorial.org/foundation. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida depends greatly on the community to help save the lives of children like Piper. Donations help us provide care to save babies born prematurely, treat children battling cancer and provide services that mend families torn apart by childhood illness, injury, chronic disease and abuse.We hope youll nd it in your heart to help save the lives of children in our community. Please consider a gift to e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. As the only childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami, we treat and heal infants and children from Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties.Make a gift. Make an impact. Piper was born prematurely in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She weighed only 3.9lbs. We saved her. Step inside our doors and be transported to a quaint Italian village, where everything you need is right at your ngertips. From Tuscan-style architecture, to rich Mediterranean design, the lifestyle youve been waiting for is waiting for you at Tuscany Villa of Naples.Our brand new apartments feature hardwood oors, lush carpets, with solid surface countertops and decorative backsplash tile, crown molding, plantation shutters, and more!Discoer Luxury Resort-Style Assisted Living8901 Tamiami Trail East Naples, FL 34113 www.5sqc.comAssisted Living Facility #5522239-775-2233 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 The local American Red Cross 2009 Heroes campaign kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Carlisle. Chairs of the monthlong fundraising effort are Dan Gerner of McGarvey Custom Homes and Walter Schacht of Harris Private Bank. The goal is to raise $200,000 to help ensure the continuance of vital Red Cross services in Collier County. Red Cross heroes are those who pledge to raise $1,000 to support services including disaster relief, assistance to fire victims, emergency military communications, first aid and CPR training, and disaster preparedness information for the community.Everyone can be involved children, adults, businesses, and civic groups, says Deborah Horvath, CEO of the local Red Cross chapter. All can contribute in some small way and challenge others to help, she adds. Plan a yard sale, a raffle at work or a wine tasting in your home.The local board of directors of the American Red Cross is leading the way as Heroes with a $30,000 pledge to the 2009 campaign. Heroes Campaign committee members include: Don Smith, David Ged, Barbara Uible, Amber de Lisser, Reg Buxton II, Joe Frazier, Carol Womble, Zoe Augustine, Mary Lee Conner, Deanna Cleary and Dianne Reed. For more information about becoming a Red Cross Hero, call the Collier County chapter at 596-6868. Red Cross seeks Heroes
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 NEWS A23 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 THE PAY DAY & SAVEThrough January 31, your YMCA joining fee is the same as the date. Hurry in and join the YMCA to take advantage of this exclusive offer.Offer valid on Adult or Family Max Memberships. Additional monthly membership fees apply.Greater Naples YMCA 5450 YMCA Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 597-3148 www.ymcapalms.org Bonita Springs YMCA 27200 Kent Rd Bonita Springs, FL 34135 (239) 992-9622 The third annual Run for the Paws 6K run/walk to benefit The Humane Society Naples starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Civil Air Patrol building at the Naples Municipal Airport. Walkers/runners and their canine companions will follow a route that circumnavigates the airport and ends at the Humane Society Naples. Participants are requested (but not required) to bring a donation item for the pets at The Humane Society Naples. Paper towels, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, dryer sheets, cat litter and canned dog and cat food are the most needed items. Runners are welcome to bring their dogs, but pets must be leashed at all times, current with vaccinations, not interfere with other pets or runners and be physically able to run the distance. All runners with pets will begin and stay at the rear of the group throughout the race. Last year more than 400 people and 50 dogs took part. Registration in advance is $20 for adults, $10 for students, and $50 for families. Sign up online at www.HSNaples. org. Run for the Paws set for Jan. 31
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 So Im sitting in the hairdressers chair a couple of weeks ago when a copy of Star magazine grabs my eye. Im not going to lie to you: I never read this kind of stuff. Im not kidding. Its not like Im reading Dostoyevsky instead, its just that Im really not that interested in what Jennifer Aniston eats for between-meal snacks. But this copy, dated for Jan. 5, 2009, was impossible to pass up: The cover was strewn with shots of stars in all their beach-exposed bareness. (I use the term star loosely, since in my mind Ava Gardner and Sophia Loren were stars. Lindsay Lohan is not.) All new photos of Brooke Mueller (who is that?) and yes Jennifer Aniston in their near-birthday suits. And, of course, the gratuitous shots of those, well, not so beautiful: Rosie ODonnells thigh bulges; Star Jones plastic surgery scars. It seems that January not only rings in a new year of pressure to get on that diet and exercise, it also gives us permission to make fun of famous people who dont. And envy the ones who do. We live as vicariously as ever through them. Honestly, Im not sure why we do this to ourselves every year. Isnt it enough to be late with bill payments and feel guilty about not calling our mothers more often? And January is the worst time of the year to diet. Our natural tendency in winter, as former hunter-gatherers, is to hole up in a cave and pack on some fat. Forty thousand years of evolution apparently have done little to change our inner workings. Why the heck else do you think youre still craving that HEALTHY LIVINGBY MERIDITH F. GOLDMAN ______________________Cox News Service Resolutions within reach Have you broken your New Years resolutions yet? Surveys show many well-intentioned people break them just weeks into January. Its not that these people lack willpower, its that theyve set themselves up for failure. Lets resolve to be realistic this year. We asked a variety of experts to suggest feasible, achievable lifestyle changes that can improve our relationships, our health our lives. Isnt that what its all about? Here are nine resolutions within reach for :Be optimisticThe way you think about a situation can either cause stress or keep you light and upbeat. If youre stuck on the fact that there is 7 percent unemployment, and convinced that theres no hope, you will be right. But if you think differently and choose optimistic thoughts, you might say that there is 93 percent employment. In that frame of mind, youre better able to ask questions like: I wonder what companies are truly looking for today? How can I use my skills in the current market to make a difference? What new skills would I be willing to learn to be able to contribute to an organization? An optimistic perspective will open the door, and even if it doesnt, youll enjoy the journey much more.Dont fall into a weight-loss trapJust the desire to shed pounds is never enough. Put together a plan and set specific goals such as I will do 30 minutes of cardio four times a week. Dont weigh yourself every day. Once a week is enough. Pick a fun activity. If you always wanted to take a ballet class, do it now. Have fun experimenting with low-fat recipes. Remember, it takes two to three weeks to establish a new habit. If you miss one day, dont see it as failure. And dont forget to reward yourself for progress (just not with food!).BY HELENA OLIVIERO _________________Cox News ServiceDo at least one thing each week that brings you joyToo often, we live our lives trying to please others while sacrificing our own needs. Many of us need to realize: No one else is going to be more invested in your happiness than you are. In that sense, it is perfectly fine to be a little selfish. So go ahead, indulge: Read the latest novel by your favorite author. Rent your favorite movie and fall in love with it all over again.Take a little time to answer tough questionsOften, parents automatically answer a childs question to save time. Try this exercise to encourage critical thinking and reasoning skills: At least once a week, when a member of the family asks a perplexing question (such as, Why does the edge of the toast turn black when toasted a little longer?) research the answer together rather than offer a quick response. Or try this: Weekly or monthly, depending on your schedules, gather and share five key facts about a famous scientist or mathematician, musician or writer.Reach outCall an old friend and reconnect. Call someone who gave you help this past year and say thank you. Clean out your closet and give items to a good cause. Be good to your feetWearing shoes that dont fit properly is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) suffer foot problems such as calluses and bunions. Women are notorious for getting shoes that are too tight not to mention those high heels. Limit heels to one inch and shop for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest due to swelling. And dont stop there. Flip-flops and those uber-popular rubbery shoes with holes are OK for the pool or beach but otherwise not good for the footsies. (They dont provide enough support.)Give your spouse 15 minutes a dayTurn off the TV, PDAs, cell phones all of it, and make time for a 15-minute check-in every day. It will help you and your spouse stay friends. One important rule, though: You need to agree to not talk about each other, your relationship or problems. This is not supposed to be a gripe session; its supposed to be a friendly chat. If you have problems to talk about, do it some other time, not during check-in. Before long, youll likely enjoy the check-ins and they can morph into minidates.Get the family up and movingGet in the habit of walking as a family every night. If its too dark or the weather is bad, no problem. Turn on the music and dance. Its a fun way to exercise, and exercise is key for building strong bones and controlling weight. Aim for 30 minutes, but any amount of exercise is better than none.Count your blessingsThink of three reasons why you feel happy to be alive. In challenging times, we often get stuck in ruts, even in our thinking. On days you feel blue, try to think of something specific you are happy about, such as something sweet a family member said or did, a garden in bloom, a delicious meal, a new co-worker who makes you laugh.Forget tabloids and resolutions; put some balance in your daily lifecaramel latte, even after having so many on those long shopping sprees during the holidays? After all this time, theres still only one formula for losing weight: calories in, calories out. Yet we pat ourselves on the back and read up in Self magazine about all the so-called super foods, like eggs, lean steak, chiles, blueberries and olive oil. Sure, research has given us breakthrough after breakthrough, letting us know that spreading almond butter on our whole-wheat toast will lower the glycemic index of the bread making our blood sugar dip less (which in turn keeps cravings at bay). And sure, diets that tout high protein and low carbs, such as the South Beach, do get results especially in the first few weeks, when you need to see the scale dip the most. And paleo diets that call for high protein/ low carbs, with as little processed food as possible, can help sculpt the bodies of those who are already in shape. But the bottom line (pardon the pun) is that if you eat too much and dont exercise enough, youll gain weight. Its that simple. We cant all be expected to never eat a bowl of white pasta again, anymore than we can be expected to look like Aniston (she has lots of help doing that, after all). So relax. Take the dog for a walk better yet, a jog. And make a resolution to make no more resolutions. Live life in moderation. And stop reading the tabloids.Meridith F. Goldman is the dining critic for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 By early next month, Collier Countys neediest children will have access to six new state-of-the-art facilities, several of which already are open, that share several common elements: All are targeted at filling the most severe gaps in services for underprivileged and at-risk children. All are the result of public and private funding. And the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, was a major supporter of each projects, providing funding for construction, operations and/or programming. Altogether, NCEF provided more than $14.9 million in funding, a portion of which came with the provision that organizations secure matching funds to spur further support. Ann Bain, NCEF trustee and 2009 grant chairperson, says the foundations vision of making a profound difference in the lives of Collier Countys neediest children led the organization to commission a study in 2005 to determine childrens greatest needs. That study revealed four areas of gravest concern: dental/medical services, early learning, out-of-school programs and social welfare. When all six facilities are up and running, about 5,800 children will benefit in the first year alone. About 5,000 children will receive dental care; 800 will be enrolled in early childhood education programs or take part in educational and recreational after-school programming. The facilities and childrens services provided are: NCEF Pediatric Dental Center on the Edison State College Naples Campus (opened Dec. 1). This 20,000-square-foot center provides routine and specialty dental services and when fully operational will be able to handle up to 15,000 dental visits per year. Part of the University of Florida College of Dentistrys statewide network for community oral health, the center is a collaboration among NCEF, which funded half of the building cost and a portion of operating funds; UF College of Dentistry, which provides dental residents and a training program; Collier Health Services CHS Healthcare, which operates the facility; and Edison State College, which donated the land. UF applied for and received state matching funds to build the facility. NCEF Early Childhood Development Center on the Edison State College Naples Campus (opening this month). This 10,000-square-foot facility will serve up to 110 children with high-quality education, resources and childcare services. The center will follow the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which helps children learn by focusing on what they are interested in and also involves their families as equal partners in the learning process. It is the only Reggio Emilia-inspired center in the county. Half of the building was funded by NCEF, with Edison applying for and receiving state matching funds to complete construction. Child Care of Southwest Florida, which manages Edison Colleges childcare center on the Lee campus, will manage the facility and is one of the partners in the project. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy on 12th Street North in Naples (opened mid-December).This new school building accommodates 75 children, a 50 percent increase in capacity compared to the old building, a 35-year-old doublewide trailer. The new facility has classrooms, multimedia rooms, staff offices, a library, kitchen and playground area. Jim Near Wing at Guadalupe Center in Immokalee (opening early February). This $3.58 million facility adds capacity for 144 more children in the centers early childhood education program and reduces the 300-children waiting list. YMCA Gaynor Child Development Center on Pine Ridge Road in Naples (opened earlier this month) will serve 125 pre-school children. In addition to a capital challenge gift, NCEF provides scholarship funds to reduce the cost of the program for economically disadvantaged families. Immokalee Nonprofit Housings Carl J. Kuehner Community Center at Timber Ridge in Immokalee (opened mid-December). The center offers fullday childcare as well as after-school and vacation programs for 200 children of farm workers and other low-income families. NCEF has provided construction and programming support totaling $350,000 over the last two years. NCEFs impact on childrens services in Collier County is immeasurable, said Elaine Schaffer, Edison State College Early Childhood Education coordinator. With NCEFs support, we can go beyond subsistence to do what really needs to be done. The Naples Children & Education Foundation was founded in 2000 by a group of Naples families dedicated to improving the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged or at-risk children in Collier County. Last January, the foundations eighth annual Naples Winter Wine Festival raised $14 million, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to children in need. The 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-8. More information and grant applications for 2010 are available at www.napleswinefestival.com or by calling (888) 837-4919. New facilities provide vital services for Collier Countys needy children SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO Dentist and patient Pediatric Dental Center
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 NEWS A29 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. >>Simba is 9 years old, neutered and a very sweet big guy who enjoys lots of attention. FREE ADMISSION & EASY PARKING! 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DogCars.com is the Pet Connections Web site for reviews of pet-friendly vehicles and pet-related travel gear. Our reviewers test new minivans, hatchbacks, SUVs, wagons and crossovers looking for pet-friendly features, including: Seats that fold flat or are easily removable. Plenty of usable cargo space relative to the size of the vehicle. Wide, square backs and easy-lift rear hatches, with as little rear slope as possible to make the most of the cargo area. All-wheel or four-wheel drive and high ground clearance for those who are into canine competitions. The Dodge Grand Caravan also scored on economy, with a starting price under $29,000 and fuel economy of 17 mpg (city), 24 mpg (highway), both competitive in its class. The Caravan shares the honors with its cousins, the Chrysler Town and Country and the new Volkswagen Routan.In addition to the Best in Show award, we also chose our favorites in the eight categories. PET TALES Hit the ROAD!Looking ahead, were watching the Toyota Venza designed with pet-friendly features from the first as a potential Best in Show contender for next year. Best Overall/Best Minivan : The Dodge Grand Caravan. The newest redesign of Chryslers trademark product offers a larger cargo area and squared-off back, lots of storage compartments, and plenty of tiedowns for gear. Best Compact: Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix. The newly redesigned Toyota Matrix and its littermate, the Pontiac Vibe, offer economy and versatility. Sharing many of the same mechanics as the Toyota Corolla, the Vibe and Matrix come in three versions: a base-level front-wheel drive, small four-cylinder model; an all-wheel drive with a larger engine; and a sporty version. Best Green Vehicle: Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid was redesigned to add room, comfort and efficiency, giving the classic SUV a green twist. The Highlanders onboard computers automatically shift power usage from gas to electric to a combination of both, for an average fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Best Small SUV: Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner/Mazda Tribute and Mitsubishi Outlander (tie). Fords terrific triplets the Escape, Mercury Mariner and Mazda Tribute offer onand off-road versatility, with moderate fuel mileage and fold-flat seats. While they may look different on the outside, their heritage is the same. They tied BY GINA SPADAFORI & KEITH TURNER _____________________________Universal Press Syndicatewith a repeat winner in this category, the Mitsubishi Outlander, which offers good value, capacious cargo room and a flip-down rear gate that makes dog-loading easier. Best Midsize SUV: Honda Pilot, Suzuki XL7, Hyundai Santa Fe (tie). The Honda Pilot has been redesigned and gets even better, with a squared-off rear to better handle large dog crates. Suzukis XL7 is a rugged rig that features fold-flat secondand third-row seats for flexibility when securing crates and carrying cargo. And finally, the Hyundai Santa Fe offers pet-friendly features and great value, with a starting price of around $21,000. Best Wagon: Subaru Forester and Volvo XC70 (tie). Volvo and Subaru have long been favorite brands among dog lovers, and the two companies are among the few that actively seem to push for the pet-lover trade. The Volvo XC70 and Subaru Forester both recently redesigned will continue to be the versatile workhorses for many dog lovers. Best Luxury SUV: BMW X5 and Acura MDX (tie). Yeah, we know: In this economy, whos thinking luxury? But if youre looking to put down top dollar for a dog hauler, you cant do better than these. Your dog wont be impressed with all the nice features, but theyll make your drive to the dog park a pleasure. Other tail-waggers: Ford Flex and Mini Cooper Clubman. This year, we liked two in the other category. With a design that seems to mimic the boxy look of the Honda Element, the Flex has a wide-open interior and seats that fold either flat or flip forward to reveal a hard, carpeted surface providing plenty of room. You can find full reviews and pet-travel tips at DogCars.com. i d l w P i lo ( ) h >>Bruce is a neutered pit bull. About 1 year old, he has the strength of Hercules and an open, happy disposition. >>Chance is 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. >>Macy might seem standoffish at rst, but she warms up to everyone quickly. Shes a larger cat, about 1 year old.
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Bent over the patient at right angle, with theatrical expression large enough for a Greek chorus mask, is a person not sure if it is the moment to begin mourning. And the intrepid doctor stands over these two, evaluating. In the grainy black and white days this evaluation was ostensibly simpler. One could feel for pulse or breath. The absence of these would lead to negative response: Not alive. Dead. But mistakes were made. People would rise up alive in coffins, with the unfortunate task of digging out. And it is not unheard of that folks awoke on the embalming table, just in the nick of time. Others have been dead by assumption, death in absentia declared after a variably defined long period of absence with no remains found. And we cannot forget narrative death, the premature obituary, life changing for some. Remember Alfred Noble of the Nobel Peace Prize being finally defined as merchant of death? Or Marcus Garvey, black nationalist, reputedly dying after reading his own obituary, which defined him as dying broke, alone, and unpopular? And John Paul II was MUSINGS prematurely reported dead three times. The confusion seems natural enough. Our bodies are, after all, universes populated with myriad cells coming and going. The development of each cell naturally progresses to deterioration. All the cells participate in the life and death dance of the whole, taking their moment on stage, leaving when their moment is over. Fifty to 70 billion cells in the adult human body die each day. The ultimate death of the whole body universe, whether by disease, accident, or senescence, is part of an ongoing community affair. Its like the explosion of a star totally and finally melting the evolution of all surrounding worlds, each sounding their own idiosyncratic score of lives and deaths. 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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.realization of confusion that already exists, lurking underground, exerting force without recognition. What need is there for mourning if we cannot know what has died, who has died, what is death, what is life. The edges of our own flat line definitions cry out, places to be escaped via the flight of birds satiated in the feast of sky burial. Or awakened with the sound of muses. sonable defining criterion. T hen let s consider the Gaia Hypothesis. According to this perspective, articulated by James Lovelock in the late 0s, all life is linked together like cells in a body. And we must not forget to note the foil of Peter Wards more recent Medea Hypotheis. According to this latter hypothesis, named after the ancient Greek sorceress who killed her own children, the web of life is itself toxic, moving inexorably toward its own suicidal demise. Its like Freudian deja vu death instinct. But lets forget the motivation of the whole connection, and simply consider the over-arching inter-being of the whole postulated by both perspectives. Seen from this angle the whole, being more than the sum of its parts, is the one entity. Does that not redefine the alive/dead characterization of the individual cells of the system? If the parts, the individual creatures, are not autonomous, can they be considered to be alive? That lack of autonomy, after all, was enough to demote viruses to the status of the non-living. Why should it be different for singular creatures, of whatever status, if they are no more independent than the non-living virus? 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ART FESTIVALS COMING UP >>ArtFest Fort Myers Feb. 7-8, Downtown Fort Myers www.artfestfortmyers.com >>Coconut Point Art Festival Howard Alan Events Feb. 14-15, Coconut Point www.artfestival.com >>Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club 26th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair Feb. 14-15, Sanibel Community House www.sanibelrotary.org >>Naples National Art Festival The Naples Art Association Feb. 21-22, Cambier Park www.naplesart.org >>Naples Masters Art Festival Boulderbrook Productions March 7-8, The Collection at Vanderbilt www.boulderbrook.net >>Bonita Springs National Art Festival The Art League of Bonita Springs March 14-15, The Promenade www.artinusa.com When Sharon McAllister arrived in Fort Myers nearly two decades ago, she discovered a cultural wasteland. There was nothing to do here (involving the arts), Ms. McAllister recalled recently. If you wanted anything like that you had to go to Naples. So I did. Now, I never go to Naples for stuff like that. Ms. McAllister, director of Fort Myers highly successful ArtFest, which will be held on Feb. 7 and 8, said the advances she has seen in the artistic climate since her arrival have been dramatic and far reaching. These advances resonate far beyond the artistic community and bring value that is sometimes underappreciated or unacknowledged. The economic impacts of large cultural events are more subtle and less expensive to the taxpayer than, say, building a new Spring Training home for the Red Sox. But the benefits of major cultural productions are undeniable. People and companies that are thinking about relocating to an area are aware of what goes on in a community culturally, Ms. McAllister said. We know that cultural tourism is greater than or competitive with sports tourism in most communities. And there is also solid evidence that children who are exposed to and participate in arts programs do better academically across the board. It is the season of large art festivals in Southwest Florida and thus an appropriate time to evaluate their impact and value. From Fort Myers to Cape Coral to Naples to Bonita Springs, artists and their patrons are turning out in numbers that are stunning in a sluggish economy. The publicity and visibility that these arts festivals afford the area cannot be understated. As analysts are quick to point out, any advantage a region can boast is magnified during a recession. Cultural tourists are a highly prized group Art festivals mean big businessBY BILL CORNWELL _______________________news@ oridaweekly.comSEE FESTIVALS, B9 PHOTO/HOWARD ALAN EVENTSThe Downtown Naples New Years Weekend Art Fair. The Naples National Art Festival coming up Feb. 21-22 is nationally acclaimed. MCALLISTEREveryones best friend YP Naples members shine at the International Diamond Exchange. B10 & 11 Business is his business Mike Reagen mans the helm at the Naples chamber. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Teeing up at Treviso Bay Community on course for hosting its first ACE Group Classic. B13 Remember the cool kids back in high school who always seemed to get all the breaks, even from some people who actually hated them? Turns out that magic mojo caries right on past graduation and into the workplace. A new University of Florida study finds that popular employees are treated better by their co-workers than those low in the social pecking order, even when some people secretly dislike them. The workplace is not supposed to be a popularity contest, but clearly there are winners and losers, said Brent Scott, who did the research for his dissertation in management at UF and is now a management professor at Michigan State University. This may have repercussions for employee satisfaction and worker productivity, and may even lead to higher job turnover if it remains unchecked. The study, published in the January issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology, found that employees were more likely to do things such as adjust their schedules to accommodate a co-workers request for time off or help someone make up work after being absent if the person happened to be popular. Popular employees also were less likely to be insulted, shunned by theirUF study says popularity affects treatment in the workplaceSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE POPULARITY, B5
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 Michael V. Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, has seen his share of calamity. As a cabinet officer to three Midwestern governors (John Ashcroft of Missouri and Robert Ray and Terry Branstad of Iowa) during the 1980s, he was in the trenches when agricultural crises and major floods ravaged communities and shattered local economies.Yet despite that hard-earned experience, the current economic meltdown presents special challenges to the man whose job is to promote and foster a strong business environment in Naples and Collier County. Not only must Mr. Reagen (pronounced REE-gun), who has been the Chambers leader since June 2002, keep his approximately 1,600 dues-paying members involved and active, he must work to keep them as members. Period. Weve lost about a hundred members, he says. About 70 of those said they didnt want to drop out, but they had to. Theyre going out of business. This economic fear and uncertainty make it difficult to keep members focused on the larger picture. When people are preoccupied with their own survival, they are naturally not as focused on other activities, adds Mr. Reagen, who earned his doctorate in communications research and social psychology from Syracuse University in 1970. Naples and Collier County have been especially ravaged by the downturn, since sectors like home construction and finance are the underpinnings of the local economy. Collier Countys economy is based upon what Mr. Reagen calls the importation of passive wealth. By that he means that new residents, retirees primarily but others as well, bring their money in the form of investments, stocks, bonds and the like. We import money here as opposed to creating products that we can export, he explains. Floridas economy is based on the net immigration of people, and the people who have come to Naples have brought more wealth with them. Thats why we have prospered. Home building, banking activities like that had been robust.But as net wealth drops nationwide, fewer people are importing their money passive or not to places like Naples.The days when a chamber could fulfill its function by simply cheerleading and promoting the accomplishments of its members are gone, perhaps forever. The Naples chamber is taking a hard-eyed look at what can be done to soften the recessions blow to the local economy. For example, Mr. Reagen says, he recently met with about 20 bankers, behind closed doors, for a frank discussion of the economic problems facing the community. With a budget of nearly $1.9 million and a staff of 12, the chamber is actively involved with practical programs that address the needs of its membership, which covers the full range of businesses in Collier County. We have put together seminars and programs about how to cope in these difficult times, he says. Topics for these offerings range from things like learning how to secure a business loan to dealing with the foreclosure epidemic. Additionally, the chamber is partnering with the Naples Daily News in a Keep it in Greater Naples, Buy Local campaign. In this regard, Mr. Reagen praises Collier Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk for his announcement that his department would begin to buy locally. That sends a good and important message, he says of the sheriffs initiative. Prior to coming to Naples, Mr. Reagen worked as a consultant and in a variety of positions that, in addition to his time as a cabinet officer for governors in Missouri and Iowa, included nearly a decade as president and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation. Outgoing and friendly, he delivers his thoughts and opinions in no-nonsense, machine-gun style of speaking that mirrors the intensity he brings to his work. This is a six-days-a-week job for me, he says. But when there is time away from work, he is an avid reader who also enjoys biking. He and his wife Susan, a registered nurse, have three daughters, all of whom are grown and live out of state. We dont have any grandchildren, he says, but we do have two granddogs. Ever the realist, Mr. Reagen predicts that America faces a long, tough slog before it emerges from the recession. Hes optimistic, however, that the new president will take positive initial steps in setting the nation on the path to recovery. I hope that President Obamas rhetorical ability can help to quickly restore confidence and calm people down, he says. (Eloquence) isnt everything, but it is essential to leadership. BUSINESS PROFILE No-nonsense CEO recognizes the chambers challengesMichael V. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 Nicole DuPont Strub has joined the Naples Art Association as director of education responsible for studio art classes, workshops, master artist programs, lectures, off-site education program with partnering organizations and the ARTScool summer program at The von Liebig Art Center. Most recently, Ms. Strub was an associate in the Arts and Culture program at the San Francisco Foundation. She also has worked as the director of Eckert Fine Art in Naples and as museum education coordinator for the Naples Museum of Art.Ashley Bourn was December Sales Manager of the Month for the Florida West Division of Toll Brothers. Ms. Bourn is a sales associate in Firano at Naples. She belongs to the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Carmen Hernandez has joined WEICHERT, Realtors on the Gulf where she will specialize in residential sales and rentals in Collier and surrounding counties. She is a member of NABOR. John Clarke and Ryan Monroe have returned to the sales team and will serve clients in Collier and Lee counties as members of the Greater Fort Myers and Beach Realtors Association. Michele Harrison of John R. Wood Realtors, Builder of the Year; Dave Arter of Oswald Trippe and Co., Associate of the Year; and Kathy Guyitt of DesignTech of Southwest Florida, Remodeler of the Year. Chartered by the National Association of Home Builders, CBIA is an association of licensed building contractors, sub-contractors and industry leaders from Collier County. Richard Losee, senior vice president of development and design with McGarvey Development Company, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for eco-friendly building practices. Mr. Losee holds a bachelors degree in engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Florida and Wisconsin. He also holds licenses as a Florida State-certified building contractor and certified HVAC contractor.Cory OGuin and Pablo Esquivel of Naples-based OGuin Decorative Arts donated their services for the 2008 Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Christmas House to benefit the Alliance Childrens Theatre. OGuin Decorative Arts was approached by the design firm Stan Topol and Associates of Atlanta to assist with the design of the library in the Christmas House. Stan Topol and OGuin Decorative Arts have collaborated on several interior design projects from Naples to Miami. Gianni DAntuono has joined SunTrust as branch manager and assistant vice president of the Olde Naples office. Tom Lykos, president of The Lykos Group, has been appointed president of the Collier Building Industry Association. Mr. Lykos is a director of the Florida Home Builders Association and serves on the Remodelers Council of the National Association of Home Builders. Lisa Adams of Knotts Plastering & Knotts Finish Carpentry has been elected director for the CBIAs Sales & Marketing Council and its Business Builder Council. The CBIA has also announced the following 2009 awards: Colleen Kvetko has joined Clearwaterbased Florida Shores Bank as a founding director on the 10-member board and will serve as president of Florida Shore Bank-Naples. The local branch is expected to open in the first half of 2009. Ms. Kvetko is the former president and CEO of Fifth Third Banks Florida operations. Scott White, Renee Porter-Medley, Scott Schatzle and Ed Bell have been elected to the board of directors of the Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida. Jackie Fritsch has joined TIB Bank as a private banker in the City Centre location. Ms. Fritsch has worked in the banking industry for more than 15 years and most recently was manager of Fifth Third Banks Goodlette banking center.ON THE MOVE sound advice. Mike J. Smith Regional Owner email@example.com Franchise Opportunities available in Southwest Florida In 2009, 95% of Real Estate transactions in SW Florida will require a Professional Home Inspection so, if you are an Entrepreneur wed like to show you how to take advantage of this excellent business opportunity. We offer 2 very exciting franchise plansPlan A is our single unit inspector plan Plan B is our multi-unit residual income plan To nd out which plan would work best for you call.Entrepreneurs Wanted !!www.abuyerschoice.com 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 Strub Losee Guyitt Arter Harrison Adams Lykos Fritsch White Porter-Medley Kvetko Banking & Finance Construction Interior Design Non-Pro ts Real Estate
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 B5 Signatures boutique has opened at The Mercato in Naples. The womens boutique is among the first of several high-end boutiques, national retailers and specialty stores to open in the center at the intersection of U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road. Owned by Patty and Dennis DeMauro, Signatures provides a full line of upscale womens sportswear, stylish clothing and small leather goods for the Baby Boomer generation. Labels include Yansi Fugel, Panticular, One Girl Who, Glima, Nara Camici, Drama, Andrea Lieu and Kam Arou. The store also carries Furla handmade Italian bags. Most of the clothing found at Signatures can be worn in Florida or up North, with no wool to be found on the racks, Ms. DeMauro said. We also offer free alterations, shipping, a personal shopper and trunk shows during season, she added. This is the second Signatures store in Southwest Florida. The first serves customers at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. Signatures at The Mercato occupies approximately 2,000 square feet and is across from McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurant and behind Books-AMillion. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 254-5800. colleagues or to encounter other rude and disrespectful treatment, said Mr. Scott, who did the research with UF management professor Timothy Judge. The results have important implications in todays workplace, where teamwork is increasingly practiced and valued, Mr. Scott said. Although many studies have explored the topic of popularity in childhood, little research has looked at how it affects adults in an office environment, he added. I wanted to see whether it still mattered because it certainly does when youre young, he said. Kids strive to be popular in school and are sometimes made fun of when theyre not. Apparently, the significance of being popular persists in adulthood, although perhaps in less overt ways than during the teenage years. Old habits die hard, and I think the practice of ranking individuals socially in terms of whom were drawn to and would like to hang out with sticks with us when we enter a new work group, Mr. Scott said. Popular employees may be considered fun to be with, but the value of associating with them, at least from a practical standpoint, is more likely their potential to boost a co-workers own popularity, he said. Even if they personally dislike them, employees may act nice toward popular people out of a desire to bask in their reflective glory and share in their social status, he said. Two groups of employees were surveyed for the study. The first consisted of 116 undergraduate students at a Southeastern university who worked at least 20 hours per week in a variety of jobs, including restaurant servers, sales associates and administrative assistants. In the second group were 139 fulltime health care employees at a large hospital in the Southeast who performed much of their work in teams. Participants in both surveys agreed who within their work group was popular. Those deemed popular by their peers reported receiving favorable treatment from co-workers, even after taking into account their job status and how much they were liked. The second survey also found self-confident employees and those with jobs placing them in a central role of working with large numbers of colleagues tended to be popular. The findings suggest the need for managers to recognize the contributions of less popular but otherwise valued employees that may go unnoticed, he said. If two employees perform their jobs equally well, some might question whether it is fair that one has advantages simply for being more popular than the other, he said. On the one hand, many jobs have a social component and popular employees are better at navigating the social aspects of work, he said. Conversely, organizations are not country clubs, and valuing popularity may promote a certain clubby atmosphere that mimics school cultures and the adolescent milieu that most employees hope to have matured beyond. Mercato welcomes Signatures boutique For Reserva ons, Call 403-3020 Daily Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTESBOOK NOW! ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday Depart Naples9:00 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM Arrives Naples 11:00 AM11:00 AM11:00 AM11:00 AM $135 ONE WAY Sunbelt O ce Furniture239-566-2857 www.ofdc-inc.com e solution for all your healthcare environment needs We provide comprehensive vein disease evaluation and treatment in a uniquely warm and comfortable outpatient environment with state-of-the-art medical technology and superior technical expertise. We strive to exceed your expectations in all aspects of your treatment experience.1510 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Suite 101 Fort Myers, FL 33919JosephMagnant,MD,FACSBoard Certified Vascular Surgeon POPULARITYFrom page 1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 BUSINESS MEETINGS 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. SCORE Naples presents a free workshop on how to start a new business in a difficult economic environment from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Collier County Public Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. SCORE Naples counselors Bob Anderson and Vincent Izzi will lead the session about developing a business plan with goals and benchmarks. Mr. Anderson recently retired from a Fortune 500 electrical manufacturing company; Mr. Izzi is a program manager and faculty member of IBMs Executive Business Institute. Register online at www.scorenaples.org or call 430-0081. Walk-ins will be welcome. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Naples Daily News present a workshop focused on identifying target markets and forming a marketing plan from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Kensington Golf and Country Club, 2700 Pine Ridge Road. Bob Harden of WGUF will moderate the discussion. Cost is $10. Register by Monday, Jan. 26, at www.napleschamber.org. The American Business Womens Association Neapolitan Chapter will present its Woman of the Year award at its next meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Hilton Naples. Reservations must be made by noon Thursday, Jan. 22, online at www.abwaneapolitan.org or by calling 592-1875. 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. RSVP by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.leecolliernet.com. The Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development and the Collier Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will host Doug MacGregor, editorial cartoonist for The News-Press, at a joint meeting from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Country Club of Naples. Mr. MacGregor will present Thinking Creatively, an interactive presentation designed to encourage out-ofthe-box thinking. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. Register by noon Friday, Jan. 23, by e-mailing Lori-Ann Martell at email@example.com. The Jewish Business Network of Naples welcomes Dolph von Arx as the guest speaker at its next meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive. Mr. von Arx is the retired chairman and CEO of Planters Lifesavers Co. He serves on the board for numerous groups, including The Conservancy, the Regional Business Alliance of Southwest Florida, Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples Museum of Art, Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Northern Trust of Florida and Hospital Partners of America. Cost is $20 at the door and $15 for those who register in advance. For more information or to RSVP, call 261-0772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. THE MOTLEY FOOL How does a stock become a stock? Well, imagine a company called Dodgeball Supply Co. (ticker: WHAPP), whose rubber balls are flying off the shelves. To meet demand, the company needs to buy more rubber, build another factory and hire more employees. 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Deadline approaches for Leadership Collier GAIN applicationsFLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 BUSINESS B7 The Leadership Collier Foundation is accepting applications for its GAIN (Growing Associates in Naples) leadership program. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 30, for candidates who wish to attend the session that starts in March and runs to May. Through six workshops and networking programs, GAIN helps young emerging business professionals make meaningful connections to the community and to each other. GAIN participants learn about Collier Countys socio-economic status, its charitable foundations and nonprofit agencies, including how to Water is clearly a worldwide problem. In recent years it has become an increasingly significant issue in the United States. Yet, crises frequently lead to great opportunities. 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Guest Cottage 3,625 S/F with 3 bedroom suites, a detached 2-bay garage and orce. e Estate oers state of the art nishes and elegant craftsmanship throughout. Private septic, sewer, reverse osmosis system and 2 back-up gas generators. 20 horses permitted on this high, dry and cleared property west of I-75. $8,750,000 10-Acre Equestrian Zoned Estate Livingston Woods-Naples For a Private Showing Contact Liz Appling (239) 272-7201Liz@NaplesTopAgent.com 1575 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 16 Naples, Florida 34109 www.NaplesTopAgent.com ArtFest is a good example. The event is expected to draw nearly 60,000 people to downtown Fort Myers. This generates some much-needed business for local restaurants and shops and sales-tax receipts will rise. Hotels, according to Ms. McAllister, will record about $75,000 in additional bookings for the events. But of even greater and longer-lasting benefit, said Ms. McAllister and others involved in arts festivals in the area, is the national attention these events prompt. In Naples, Joel Kessler, executive director of the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center, agreed with Ms. McAllisters assessment about the broad importance of the arts and provided a personal experience to reinforce the point. Nine years ago, Mr. Kessler said he was living in Houston when he was offered an opportunity to run Naples Illustrated magazine. I would not have moved to Naples had it not been for what was here in the way of the arts, he said. I dont think I could have lived here or anywhere else for that matter without a strong artistic community. It was a decisive factor in my decision. The Naples National Art Festival, now in its 30th year, will be held Feb. 21 and 22 in Cambier Park and along 8th Street South. It has garnered national publicity and acclaim, and has enhanced Naples reputation as a serious arts center. An arts publication ranks the event as the Fifth Best Art Festival in America. There is no doubt that the National Art Festival and our other artistic assets have made Naples an even more attractive location, both for tourists and for businesses, said Michael V. Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. It presents a complete picture of who we are and what we offer and goes beyond the money people spend during the event itself. It has a long-lasting effect. It sends the message that there is more than beautiful weather and beaches here. Naples is a wonderful place with a great arts infrastructure, Tom Villani, author of The 100 Best Art Towns in America: A Guide to Galleries, Museums, Festivals, Lodging and Dining, told USA Today. Mr. Villani ranked Naples as one of his 0 great places for big-city art, small-town feel. Cultural tourists are a highly prized segment of the travel industry. They are more affluent, better educated and delightfully willing to part with their cash. There is significant research that shows the cultural tourist spends 40 percent more and has a hotel stay that is 60 percent longer, said Elaine Hamilton, executive director of the United Arts Council of Collier County. While Fort Myers cannot match Naples national reputation, the city does get a decided boost from ArtFest. There is no doubt that (ArtFest) increases our citys prestige, said Don Paight, executive director of Fort Meyers Redevelopment Agency. ArtFest and other cultural activities lend a certain sophistication to the community. Mr. Paight also said that the arts are critical in the redevelopment of older cities in numerous ways. Artists are pioneers in leading the movement back into downtown areas, he explained. It is often artists who are the first to move into lofts. They are more likely to notice and appreciate intricate details of buildings more so than the average person.The Bonita Springs National Art Festival, which encompasses two festivals, one in January and another in March, has been going strong for 10 years and has proved that the size of the community is no impediment when it comes to producing a quality arts event. It is consistently placed among the top 10 festivals in the country and has been ranked as high as number four. The Bonita Springs National Arts Festival has put the town on the national cultural map. Organizer Barry Witt said that for this years festival, artists from 46 states and three foreign countries sought admission through the jury process.We have an upscale community that has focused on an upscale festival, Mr. Witt said. Mr. Witt said he has lived in Bonita Springs since 1987, and 20 years ago the prospect of a nationally acclaimed arts festival that draws total crowds of about 60,000 people would have seemed absurd. Arts festival? he said. There wasnt even a Publix here then. The Cape Coral Art Festival, held this month, attracted an estimated 80,000 people. Mike Quaintance, president of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, said that in addition to providing residents and visitors with an entertaining weekend, the event gives character to the community. It is something that encourages and also highlights the cultural diversity here, he said. The proliferation of arts festivals seems to beg this question: Are there too many? And will they ultimately kill off each other? Youre opening a can of worms with that question, said Ms. Hamilton of the United Arts Council of Collier County. At times it seems like everybody is getting into the festival business. Really, only a few are very successful. The competition is more than competitive, said Ms. McAllister, who runs ArtFest. Those festivals without strong foundations simply will not survive, she added. But she predicted that the established, well-structured events will continue to thrive. I believe (the competition) makes us all better, she said. It makes us all sharper. Its not necessarily bad. In the face of the grim, unrelenting flow of bad news from the economic front, Ms. McAllister pointed out that arts festivals serve another important purpose. It helps keep us much happier while were wondering if our 401(k) went up or down, she said. COURTESY PHOTOLast years ArtFest Fort Myers drew nearly 50,000 people to the downtown Fort Myers event.FESTIVALSFrom page 1
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B13CBIA inducts charter members in Collier County Housing Hall of Fame Treviso Bay tees up to host its first ACE Group ClassicTheres a lot going on at Treviso Bay, the 1,050-acre golfing community east of St. Andrews Boulevard on U.S. 41 in Naples. Early last month, the communitys PGA Tour TPC golf course, the only TPC course in Southwest Florida, opened all 18 holes for members-only play. The opening came just days after the course was named home of the PGA Tours Champions Tour ACE Group Classic hosted by Peter Jacobsen. Celebrating its 22nd year in Southwest Florida, the ACE Group Classic is one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tours Champions Tour schedule. TPC Treviso Bay will host its first ACE Group Classic Feb. 16-22. Eight past champions have committed to play. Bobby Wadkins (2007), Loren Roberts (2006), Craig Stadler (2004), Gil Morgan (1998 and The fifth hole at TPC Treviso Bay The entrance to Treviso Bay, one mile east of St. Andrews Boulevard on U.S. 41 in Naples.COURTESY PHOTOS SEE TREVISO, B17 In celebration of its 25 anniversary, the Collier Building Industry Association has initiated the Collier Housing Hall of Fame and inducted as charter members eight community leaders who helped build the foundation for CBIA. Oswald Trippe and Company and Maddox Construction sponsored the inaugural Housing Hall of Fame ceremony earlier this month. The eight charter hall of fame members are: Russell Budd, president of Wall Systems of Southwest Florida and a longtime member of the Collier County Planning Commission. Mr. Budd is a past president of CBIA and was the associations Builder of the Year in 1994. Gary Carlson, CBIA Builder of the Year in 1989. Mr. Carlson has served as chairman of the Economic Development Council of Collier County and was instrumental in the development of the more stringent building code while he served as chairman of the Florida Home Builders Associations Governmental Affairs Committee. Mike Carr, a founding member of CBIA who assisted with the associations charter application with the National Association of Home Builders. A commercial real estate agent, Mr. Carr has served as a director for the Naples Area Board of Realtors and for American Supply Association. The late State Rep. Mike Davis (R-Naples), a member of CBIA and FHBA who championed all housing issues, especially affordable housing. Mr. Davis authored most of the states recent affordable housing legislation. He served on the CBIA board of directors from 1988-2002. His widow and son accepted the Collier Housing Hall of Fame honor. Ron Labbe, president and owner of Naples Lumber & Supply Co. Mr. Labbe was CBIA Associate of the Year in 1988 and received the associations first annual Leadership Award in 2000. A founding member of the CBIA Political Candidate School and Survey, he has donated construction materials for the CBIA Construction Academy and for six complete Habitat for Humanity homes in the community. Augie Longo, CBIA Builder of the Year in 1991 and the associations president in 1988. In addition to his local service with CBIA, Mr. Longo has served at the state and national levels with FHBA and NAHB. His community involvement includes the Elks, the Optimist Club, Little League, PAL football, Naples High School Boosters and Touchdown Club, the Golden Gate Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Golden Gate. Mardi Moorman, Builder of the Year in 1993 and the first woman to serve as president of CBIA. Ms. Moorman helped build the associations membership to more than 1,000. She has also served in leadership positions with NABOR and the Womens Council of Realtors and has volunteered with the American Cancer Society, The Community School and the YMCA. Whit Ward, former executive vice president of CBIA and current president and CEO of Bonded Builder Risk Management. Mr. Ward has served as president of the NAHB Executive Officers Council and was NAHB Executive Officer of the Year in 1994. He was Florida Gulf Coast Homebuyers Guide Man of the Year in 1991 and received the Blue Ribbon Award for Business Excellence from the Economic Development Council of Collier County in 1996. Budd Carr Labbe Moorman Longo Ward Davis Carlson
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 BUSINESS B17 Bonita Bay Group is offering the Southwest Floridians the opportunity to tour more than 60 model homes behind the gates of four private, masterplanned communities during its Showcase of Homes. The exclusive two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free by registering at www. BBGShowcase.com. During the two days of the tour, we are extending unprecedented offers from our premier builders along with valuable developer incentives on club memberships and community association fees, said Kelli Eastman, Bonita Bay Groups director of sales. Combine these exceptional offers with very low interest rates; now is a great time to purchase!The Showcase of Homes will feature homes in Mediterra in North Naples, TwinEagles in Naples, Sandoval in Cape Coral and Verandah in Fort Myers. During the two-day event, many of Bonita Bay Groups preferred builders within the four communities are offering a 10 percent reduction on select models as well as a 5 percent reduction on future homes.Gate passes are required to enter the private communities during the Showcase of Homes. To register online and 2002) and Hale Irwin (1997 and 2001) will join defending champion Scott Hoch; inaugural champion Gary Player (1988) and Bob Murphy (1995) will also return.The ACE Group Classic has such a great tradition in Naples and on the Champions Tour, and it is exciting to relive a lot of great memories when these former champions return, Jason Camp, tournament director, said. Upon entering TPC Treviso Bay, he added, fans will be able to stroll down memory lane along the Wachovia Walk of Champions.TPC Treviso Bay is the centerpiece of a community that will have approximately 1,200 residences upon completion. The 7,367-yard, par-72 course was designed by Arthur Hills, with PGA Championship winner and Ryder Cup Captain Hal Sutton as player consultant. 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All members at TPC Treviso Bay will enjoy access to the national portfolio of clubs within the TPC network such as TPC Sawgrass, TPC Las Vegas and TPC Boston. Accommodations are provided through the TPC Passport program, a private concierge available to reserve starting times at all TPC network clubs and create vacation packages to some of the premier golf destinations in the world.The TPC Treviso Bay Clubhouse is projected to open in the fall of 2010 and will have locker rooms, a private wine room and board room, player lounges, a 350seat banquet and private event space, a recreation room and a special Champions Room for PGA TOUR players. In addition to the PGA Tour TPC experience, Treviso Bay will have the Buona Vita Club & Spa, a 35,000-square-foot facility with the latest in spa treatments plus gourmet dining, a tai chi lawn, yoga platform, lagoon-style pools and gardens designed to soothe the senses, a childfriendly water playground and family clubhouse and fitness center. When it opens in 2010, the club and spa will be managed by WTS International of Rockville, Md. The Odyssey Treviso Bay Marina Club will provide limited dry dock storage for the communitys residents, lounge facilities and concierge launch service. Dock storage spaces will accommodate boats up to 35 feet in length. Seventeen model homes are open in Treviso Bay by builders including Taylor Morrison, R&D Companies, McGarvey Custom Homes, Gulfshore Homes and Harwick Homes. Model showings are by appointment only.Wayne Martin of Premier Properties of Southwest Florida is the director of sales and marketing for Treviso Bay. For more information, visit the sales center at 9004 Tamiami Trail East in Naples, call toll free (877) 643-1476 or visit www. TrevisoBay.com. 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See virtual tours at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Gene Foster LOA of 125/24, Close to 5th Ave. $1,395,000 Old Naples Seaport: 1001 10th Ave. S. Boat Slip #1110 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, West of 75 $3,900,000 6520 Daniels Rd.154 Ft Waterfront Dock, Gulf access, Refurbished home! $1,475,000 Imperial Shores: Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace $999,000 3289SF, 4+Den/3.5Ba, granite, stainless kitchen, lg.lanai w/pool Kris Savoie: 239-253-9957 Bonita Bay Imperial Golf Estates2205 Imperial Golf Course BlvdREFURBISHED, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top r. Owner nancing avail. $259,900 Bay Forest, Bermuda Bay: Home completely refurbished, 3+Den/2, guest apt.,quick Gulf access slip/lift $795,000 Gulf Harbor: 1285 Belair Ct. Charleston Square: Grand Waterfront Unit, Slip w/20K lb. lift, steps to Gulf/Beach 3/3.5 $1,489,000 Marina Bay Club: REFURBISHED, 2/2, Bright end unit, Gulf/River/Wiggins Pass Views $679,0003000SF, 3+Den/3.5Ba. Lg. pie shaped Lk. lot! $1,195,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGOPEN SUN. 1-4NEW LISTING 1730SF, 3Br/3Ba., Excellent condition, REDUCED! $369,000 1515 Clermont Dr. #1022515SF, 3Br./2.5Ba., overlooking lake & 18th fairway. $649,000 OPEN SUN. 1-4 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 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 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 Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $,1,475,000 NEW LISTING boat slips available ..$229,500 ..............$209,500 ..............$199,500 ................$119,999
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 NORTH NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM BANYAN WOODS Lakefront home with extra den off master, cherry kitchen, gas stove, whole house generator, and heated pool/spa. $1,185,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PINE RIDGE Private gated California mission-style estate on 1.4 acres. Four bedrooms plus library. Natural slate oors, 20ceilings. $2,395,000 | Jerry W achowicz | 777-0741 PINE RIDGE Gated estate with lake views, 9,200 SF A/C, ve bedrooms, den, theater and elevator. A Christies Great Estates Property. $4,400,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PINE RIDGE Two-story Italian-style villa on 3.3 acre estate. Lake, pool/spa, tennis court, and separate three-room structure. $8,950,000 | Karen V an Arsdale | 860-0894 BANYAN WOODS Outstanding design and upgrades. Expanded Balboa II with western lake views. Four bedrooms, study and 3-car garage. $999,900 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424 BANY AN WOODS Fabulous 2-story home offers 4 bedrooms plus den, a media room, and gourmet kitchen with granite counters and upgraded appliances. $999,999 | Mary Morris | 784-8599 PINE RIDGE Wonderfully remodeled with four bedrooms and three baths. Free-form pool/spa and paver deck. Huge garage. Owner nancing available. $1,088,777 | Esther Van Lare/Dina L. Moon | 659-0099 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #504 Five-star excellence! Gulf/Bay views. Private elevator entry, oversized balconies. Master suite and 2 guest suites. $1,150,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 PINE RIDGE Four bedroom with 2,200+ SF. Many updates; new kitchen, wood ooring and new roong. Screened-in lanai. $899,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 WILSHIRE LAKES Lakefront, ve bedroom, three bath pool home. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown moulding, tray ceilings, pool/spa. $899,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESER VE GRANDE DOMINICA #301 Furnished, three bedrooms. Views of Gulf and Turkey Bay Private elevator, marble and hardwood oors. Beach club available. $995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 THE DUNES CA YMAN #PH-7 Inviting three bedroom, three bath has stunning Gulf and Bay vistas. Custom kitchen, wraparound lanai with electric shutters. $999,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 THE DUNES CAYMAN #1107 Outstanding views of Bay to Gulf from this spacious, bright corner residence. Amenities included. $785,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 NORTH NAPLES GULF HARBOR Waterfront 3-story home. Four bedrooms with guest suite, media room and observation area. Direct Gulf access. $895,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 BANY AN WOODS Enjoy living in this spacious four bedroom plus den, three bath home with a lake view. Situated in a gated community $895,000 | Claire Catalano | 571-7223 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Beautifully renovated! Five bedroom plus den, three full and one half-bath residence with wood oors. Terric yard and oversized garage. $899,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 NORTH NAPLES EDEN ON THE BAY Overlooking a lake, this home features three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and ceramic tile throughout. Heated pool/spa. $699,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 WILSHIRE LAKES Impeccable ve bedroom, three bath home with granite counters, 3-car garage, and oversized screened lanai with large pool. $699,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Fabulous living space in the heart of Monterey. Stone pool and spa, replace, four-car garage, and large backyard. NOW $749,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THE DUNES CAYMAN #802 Forever views of Bay and Gulf from this fully furnished residence. World-class pool, tness center and tennis club. $750,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Charming and beautifully renovated four bedroom home. Gorgeous cherry kitchen with new hardwood oors. Many updates. NOW $675,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 COVE TOWERS ARUBA #403 Spectacular view of Wiggins Pass from this totally remodeled high-rise. Full pool service, tennis. Furnished. NOW $649,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 COVE TOWERS NEVIS #302 Nearly 2,700 SF with granite, stainless appliances, Siematic cabinetry and bamboo ooring. Double-gated community. $678,000 | T rey Wilson | 595-4444 BANYAN WOODS RESER VE II #202 Outstanding 3 bedroom plus den coach home with upgrades. Private elevator. W alk to shopping! Beautiful lake/pool views. $699,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 COVE TOWERS BEQUIA #204 First oor corner residence with outdoor terrace, custom window treatments, and tile on the diagonal. Boat docks available. $625,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 NEW LISTING THE DUNES SEA GROVE #102 Move right into this tastefully furnished three bedroom condominium 1 block from the Gulf. Open oor plan with lanai. $649,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123 THE DUNES SEA GROVE #101 One block to beach! Spacious, like-new three bedroom, two bath coach home; 2-car garage. Professional decor Great views. $649,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 COVE TOWERS ARUBA #604 Corner residence partially furnished, two bedrooms, den, hurricane shutters. Club membership included. Pet friendly $655,555 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 NORTH NAPLES LEMURIA A new community off Goodlette Road and south of Vanderbilt Beach Road. Three and 4 bedroom plans, 2-car garages and high-end interiors. Clubhouse with tness center pool and tennis. From $499,000 | Jean Smith | 450-8202THESTRADAAT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $500s. Please call 594-9400 for more information. THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN Lake and preserve views. Soaring ceilings, kitchen open to family room, lanai with pool. Master suite views lake. $589,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 NAPLES EDEN ON THE BAY Three bedrooms, three baths, a den and two-car garage with pool. Tiled living areas, granite counters, and crown moulding. $599,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 1407 Serrano Circle Sunny southern lake view is enjoyed from this popular Arabella oor plan with three bedrooms, two baths and 2-car garage. $399,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 AUTUMNWOODS 6765 Southern Oak Court On a double lake with southern exposure! Great room design, open oor plan, volume ceilings, and ideal location. $399,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 6445 Autumn W oods Blvd. Charming home. Gorgeous, private lot with lush landscaping and beautiful gardens. Tile oors, Corian, island kitchen. $345,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 HAWKSRIDGETHE COLONY 2140 Hawksridge Dr. #1704 Bright, open oor plan, three large bedroom suites plus den. Relaxing fountain lake views. Tile oors, new paint. $475,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 LEMURIA 7164 Lemuria Circle #1601 Brand new 3 bedroom with volume ceilings, hurricane code windows, and granite and marble appointments. Furnished. $575,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 LEMURIA 71 16 Lemuria Circle #404 ELEVATOR INCLUDED with this lake view, over 3,000 SF, four bedroom, three bath. Many amenities. Numerous upgrades throughout. $629,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 LIVINGSTONWOODS6870 Hunters Road Southern exposure, nicely treed and perfectly located lot. A great neighborhood to realize your dream and build your home. $599,000 | Chris Adkins | 229-3209 GLEN EDEN 14559 Juniper Point Lane Single-family villa home never lived-in. Neutral dcor three bedrooms, two baths, tropical pool/spa. Private gated neighborhood. $470,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 8149 Las Palmas W ay Like-new Rutenberg home. Bamboo and porcelain oors, oversized lanai, pool, family room, bonus room, 2-car garage. $549,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 8139 Las Palmas W ay Robb & Stucky designer has created a stunning renovation of this 3 bedroom home. Large lanai/backyard. $474,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 81 17 Lowbank Drive Modied Arthur Rutenberg plan. V aulted ceilings, columns and archways, custom pool, and a oversized 2-car garage. $499,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 6063 Shallows W ay Single-family living with pool and worry-free villa lifestyle. Solid Brazilian cherry wood ooring. Close to it all. $379,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 OPEN MON-SAT 10-4 SUN. 12-4 ANDALUCIA NORTHNAPLES VILLAGES OF MONTEREY WILSHIRELAKES REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 VANDERBILT BEACH & SUROUNDS premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES t Waterfront masterpiece on oversized lot with bay and waterway views, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and over 6,300 SF A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,299,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 BAREFOOT BEACH t Incredible 180 degree Gulf views from all four levels! Renovated in 2002. Spacious guest suites with private baths. $3,895,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 VANDERBIL T BEACH ESTATES t New waterfront estate! Bay views, 5 bedrooms, media room, 5,860 SF of living area. A Christies Great Estates Property $3,999,999 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBIL T BEACH THE VANDERBILT #PH-02 t Views of Gulf, waterways and all the way to Sanibel. Rooftop patio with spa, outdoor movie theater and summer kitchen. $4,200,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS t 209 Bayfront Drive Stunning home with bay views, pool/spa, boat dock and lift, 2 gourmet kitchens, three guest suites, and 3-car garage. $2,595,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 V ANDERBIL T BEACH ESTATES t Large, casual chic home with quality materials and nishes throughout. Two story lanai. Fully equipped boat dock. $2,750,000 | Carolyn W einand | 269-5678 VANDERBIL T BEACH ESTATES t Custom home with panoramic bay views, dock and 10,000 lb boat lift. This home offers four bedrooms plus den, four baths. $3,175,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264 VANDERBIL T BEACH ESTATES t 222 Channel Drive Boat in your backyard, steps from the beach! Waterfront, four bedrooms, study travertine marble oors, and granite counters. $3,200,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE #1501tBreathtaking views of Gulf, Bay and city from sunrise to sunset. Totally and tastefully renovated. Hurricane glass. $1,475,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 VANDERBIL T BEACH CASA GRANDE #501 t A rare opportunity for a three bedroom, three bath corner residence with wraparound lanai providing endless views of the Gulf. $1,550,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123 VANDERBIL T BEACH MANSIONS #6N t Waterfront condominium with granite counters, top-of-the-line appliances, crown moulding and private elevator A Christies Great Estates Property. $1,899,900 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949 VANDERBIL T BEACH ESTATES t A waterfront home with three bedrooms plus study, private elevator An oversized dock is equipped with an boat lift. $2,499,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 VANDERBILT BEACH SAUSALITO OF NAPLES #1 tSpacious 3-story townhouse located across from the beach and on the bay. High-impact glass four balconies, boat slip. $897,500 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 VANDERBIL T BEACH GULFSHORES #261 t Stunning Gulf views from this three bedroom on the beach. T otally renovated kitchen. Docks available. Rental potential. $899,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051BAREFOOT BEACH BAREFOOT BEACH CLUB #201 tLight-lled three bedroom, three bath corner residence. Tastefully decorated, preserve and Gulf views. Electric shutters on lanai. $925,000 | Fran Rauschelbach | 287-7393 VANDERBIL T BEACH GULFSIDE I #102 t Light and bright beachfront gem lives like a home with tropical Gulf views, sunsets and glorious sounds of surf. $939,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 NEW LISTING VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA I #904 t Gulf and Bay views from lanai, living room, and master suite. Marina with dock space available. T urnkey furnished. $744,900 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264 V ANDERBIL T BEACH ESTATES t Wide waterway views from this well-maintained home with spacious lanai, 30 pool, and boat dock. Quick access to Gulf. $795,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 VANDERBIL T BEACH VANDERBILT SHORES #402 t Two bedroom plus den on the beach. Great location with access to shopping, dining, and theatres. Offered furnished. $860,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 VANDERBIL T BEACH ESTATES t Build your dream home on this waterfront lot with access to Vanderbilt Beach and the Gulf via W iggins Pass Waterway. $897,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VANDERBILT BEACH GULF COVE #302 t Bay views from this beachside retreat. Updated with granite, raised panel cabinets, mouldings. Private dock. $699,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA t The perfect resort-style community just steps to the beach! Regatta offers residents the use of two pools, spa, tness, gazebo grill area and a 55 slip marina. FROM $695,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 BAREFOOT BEACH BAREFOOT BEACH CLUB II #7-304 tSteps to the beach! Gulf sunsets and Bay sunrises! Furnished 2 bedroom with storm shutters and wood ooring. $675,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA III #304 t Three bedroom furnished residence with tile throughout. T ropical pool, exercise room, clubhouse and 55-slip marina. $595,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES tUpgraded two bedroom, two bath furnished home. Cathedral ceiling, glass-enclosed lanai; pool and tennis nearby. Walk to beach. $425,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES tThree bedroom, two bath home with 2-car garage is within walking distance to beach, dining, and shopping. Sold as-is. $435,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 V ANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES t Three bedroom home with screened, heated pool and large lot. Freshly painted interiors, new A/C. T wo-car detached garage. $580,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 BONITASPRINGS Single Family Homes IMPERIAL SHORES 4824 Snarkage Drive Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with 3-car garage, private pool and spa, over 4,800 SF and vaulted ceilings. No bridges to the Gulf. $2,450,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 IMPERIAL SHORES 4819 Snarkage Drive New home situated on a waterway with Gulf access, four bedrooms, four baths, 3-car garage, and heated pool/spa with southern exposure. $1,950,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 Condominiums/Villas IMPERIAL SHORES 4895 Esplanade Street This 3 bedroom villa has direct Gulf access and is situated on the Imperial River. Boat dock, boat lift, pool/spa. $1,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Lots KINLEYLAND 27771 Kings Kew This waterfront homesite, 75 X 100, provides the perfect setting for your dream home. Bay views and Gulf access. $1,300,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 BRENDAN COVE 9124 Brendan River Court Magnificent homesite located on the Imperial River. Southwest exposure, surrounded by beautiful homes. Direct Gulf access. $749,000 | Dan ODea | 250-2429 PIRA TES COVE 27261 Arroyal Road Spectacular views of Imperial River from this Gulf-access lot with existing boat dock. Water views front and back. $375,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 PIRA TES COVE 27248 Buccaneer Drive Nice size homesite on a cul-de-sac with dock included. Situated on waterway with direct Gulf access. Great location. $260,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 BONIT A VILLAGE 3901 Kens Way #3301 Luxury community with private beach shuttle. Quality construction, two pools, spa, tness center, and 2-story clubhouse. $499,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 BEACHW ALK GARDENS 589 Beachwalk Circle #201 W alking distance to beach tennis bocce, 2 pools, newly decorated clubhouse, walk to shops, restuarants. $395,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 NEW LISTING VANDERBILT BEACH AREAVASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA 28500 Altessa Way #22-102 Tastefully decorated 2 bedroom plus den with tile oors, crown moulding and granite counters. Views to the 17th green. $495,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 V ASARI COUNTR Y CLUB ALTESSA 28610 Altessa Way #102 Spacious 2 bedroom plus den is meticulously maintained. Cherry cabinetry, tile on the diagonal, upgraded appliances. $449,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SURF COLONY II #PH-1106 t This two bedroom residence has been recently updated with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and new paint. $549,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 Condominiums/Villas BONITASPRINGS OPEN SUN. 1-4PM CALL AGENT FOR ENTRY OPEN SUN. 1-4PM VANDERBILT BEACH AREA PAVILION CLUB tTurnkey furnished corner residence. Hurricane shutters, pergo oors and built-in grill on the lanai of this 2 bedroom plus den. $399,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK VILLAS tLovely villa has a long view of the lake and is close to clubhouse. Hardwood ooring. Glassenclosed lanai. $395,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK GARDENS #203 t Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence with split oor plan, vaulted ceilings, and lovely views over 1 of 3 lakes. NOW $350,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 REDUCED VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT PALMS #206tRare opportunity for this residence that is steps to beach. Turnkey furnished and wonderful bay views. 299,900 | Barbara Bardsley | 784-6924 BONITASPRINGS Lots
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 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 1 3 4 29 8 12 33 25 9 7 6 18 11 21 22 5 2 13 27 15 19 23 34 32 26 16 14 10 20 24 30 31 35 17 28>$400,0001 FAIRWINDS $495,000 10105 Avonleigh Drive Catherine Backos 239-947-0040 Pegasus Realty Group, Inc. Daily 10-5 2 MOORINGS GULF TOWERS 1977 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #706 $449,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Larry Roorda 860-2534>$500,0003 MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $500s. Premier Properties Call 800719-5136 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-4>$600,0004 Pelican Marsh 1895 Les Chateaux Blvd. #202 $649,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001>$700,000 5 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East From $700,000 Premier Properties 643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 6 BONITA BAY CRANBROOK 3451 Thornbury Lane $745,000 Premier Properties Cathy/George Lieberman 777-2441 7 OLDE CYPRESS 2767 Olde Cypress Drive $799,900 Premier Properties Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 8 Pelican Isle Yacht Club Condiminiums 435 Dockside Dr. $795,000-1,899,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001>$800,0009 Imperial Golf Estates 2205 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $850,000 Amerivest Realty Kris Savoie 239-253-9957 10 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Margaret Hutchison 272-7000 11 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s. Premier Properties 800-311-3622 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$900,00012 MEDITERRA VILLALAGO 18081 Lagos Way $950,000 Premier Properties Judy Stead 273-3438>$1,000,000 13 PARK SHORE ALLEGRO 4031 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #PH-2D $1,145,000 Premier Properties Angela Allen 14 PELICAN BAY BAY VILLAS 554 Bay Villas Lane $1,195,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 15 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1206 $1,250,000 Premier Properties Polly Himmel 290-3910 16 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #406 $1,345,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 17 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 122 Edgemere Way South $1,375,000 Premier Properties Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 18 BONITA BAY COCONUT ISLE 26429 Brick Lane $1,395,000 Premier Properties Connie Lummis 289-3543 19 PARK SHORE VILLA MARE 4737 Villa Mare Lane $1,895,000 Premier Properties Susan Barton 20 OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS 510 10th Avenue South $1,949,500 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 21 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #503 $1,998,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000Open House are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$2,000,000 22 BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Blvd. #401 $2,100,000 Premier Properties Cathy/Jim McCormick 850-4278 23 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace $2,172,060 Premier Properties Dina L. Moon 370-1252 Sat. and Sun. 1-4 24 OLD NAPLES ORCHID PLACE 435 3rd Avenue South $2,295,000 Premier Properties Julie Rembos 595-1809 25 MEDITERRA AMARONE 29011 Amarone Court $2,750,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266 26 ROYAL HARBOR 2220 Snook Drive $2,795,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 27 PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,900,000 Premier Properties 261-6200 Mon. Sat. Open Daily and Sun. 12-4>$3,000,000 28 GREY OAKS ESTATES 2626 Bulrush Lane $3,190,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 29 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 222 Channel Drive $3,200,000 Premier Properties Roya Nouhi 290-9111 30 OLD NAPLES LAKEVIEW TERRACE 626 West Lake Drive $3,295,000 Premier Properties Patricia Bucalo 31 AQUALANE SHORES 2211 Forrest Lane $3,300,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 434-2424 32 COQUINA SANDS 500 Yucca Road $3,450,000 Premier Properties Mitch Williams 370-8879 33 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16036 Trebbio Way $3,750,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 34 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive $3,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$6,000,00035 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $6,495,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628
premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PELICAN BAY & PELICAN MARSH 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 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 PELICAN BAY MONTENERO t #PH2002 Privacy and spectacular views make this 9,715 SF gorgeous penthouse a paradise in the sky. Exceptional extras.$6,795,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t #PH17 Panoramic Gulf and city vistas. Spacious oor plan with 4,700+ SF living space, 5 bedrooms, marble oors, replace.$3,550,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 PELICAN BAY GEORGETOWN t A stately manor with many new and artful upgrades. Four bedroom, study, media room and pool overlooking lake. A Christie s Great Estates Property.$2,600,000 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES t Mediterranean-style home with golf view. Saturnia ooring, crown moulding & granite counters. Pool/spa.$2,395,000 | Michael Lawler/Ray Couret | 571-3939 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY t Expanded Grand Bay Bonaire 4 bedroom and includes a 2 room guest cabana. Furnished. Walk to private beach access.$1,895,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN BAY CARLTON PLACE t #12 Golf course views and totally remodeled 3 bedroom plus den 2-story villa. Sophisticated beach house decor .$1,795,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 NEW LISTING PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA t Curved cherry staircase, formal living, dining and family rooms. Pool, spa, overlooks lagoon. Completely furnished.$1,795,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 PELICAN BAY PINECREST t Extensively remodeled 4 bedroom plus den with a gourmet kitchen, electric shutters, and custom cabinetry .$1,598,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 PELICAN BAY CORONADO t #1001 Corner residence with panoramic Gulf, Bay and preserve views. Cherry cabinetry wood oors, and electric shutters.$1,350,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 PELICAN BAY RENAISSANCE t #3A Charming residence with high ceilings, granite, wood-burning replace, loft library skylights. Furnished.$1,299,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA t Private 2-story, 4 bedroom plus den and 4+ bath. Stunning 14 ceilings and triple-crown moldings. Free-form pool.$1,299,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 PELICAN BAY BRIDGE WAY VILLAS t This 3 bedroom villa has a backyard opening up to a creek and views of the lake. New A/C, pool heater.$1,295,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t #14 Corner 3 bedroom villa with elevator, private pool, replace, screened balcony & lanai, 2-car garage.$1,249,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 PELICAN MARSH GABLES tCustom built 4 bedroom plus den with large kitchen. Family room with replace. Lanai overlooks lake. $1,150,000 Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 PELICAN BAY GROSVENOR t #1705 Extremely open and airy. Modied plan. Marble ooring, 3M lm on all windows.$1,090,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t #307 A beautifully appointed residence with a sunset terrace overlooking the Gulf. Enjoy the incredible amenities.$1,075,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY OAKMONT t Lovely 3 bedroom newly renovated with tile and bamboo ooring. New kitchen, tray ceilings, private pool.NOW $949,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 REDUCED PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES t Panoramic views of 3 lakes and endless golf course views. Social membership to Pelican Marsh Golf Club included.$899,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 PELICAN MARSH IVY POINTE t Lovely villa with 3 bedrooms plus a den/study and 2,900+ total SF. Spectacular lake/golf views! Refurbished pool cage.$895,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 NEW LISTING PELICAN BAY LAS BRISAS t Totally renovated, turnkey furnished 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath with new furniture-ready for the 2009 season.$895,000 Linda Piatt/Mary Johnson | 269-2322 NEW LISTING PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA t #1002 Endless Gulf of Mexico views from this 2 bedroom plus den condominium. Beautifully updated building with great amenities.$799,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 PELICAN BAY OAK LAKE SANCTUARY t Split bedroom plan with 3 bedrooms including a guest house. Private pool/ spa, 10 ceilings, and 2-car garage.$699,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN MARSH OSPREY POINTE t #202 Ultimate in carefree living. Spectacular park views, sunshine all day, 3 bedrooms, media room plus den.$659,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 NEW LISTING PELICAN BAY BAY VILLAS t Open 2 bedroom plus den, high ceilings, private courtyard, granite counters, stainless appliances and Mexican tile oors.$589,000 | Linda Piatt/Jeri Richey | 269-2322 PELICAN MARSH MONT CLAIRE t #101 Turnkey furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with wet bar, built-ins, diagonal tile, crown moulding and coffered ceilings.$580,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899POINTE VERDE 6947 Verde Way This custom designed estate home features volume ceilings, 4 bedroom suites, a home theatre and library. Pool and spa. $3,995,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973TIERRA MAR 568 Tierra Mar Lane Rare 4 bedroom villa with lake view and southern exposure. Large pool in front courtyard, aviary-screened patio in rear.$1,545,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322OAKMONT 720 Pineside Lane Enjoy your own private pool and spa in this light-lled 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath home on a large homesite. $975,000 | Marion Bethea | 261-6161 Condominiums/Villas LAS BRISAS 18 Las Brisas Way Gorgeous 3 bedroom villa with 2600 SF under air, prime southwest exposure, a private pool, and remodeled kitchen.$1,249,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899ST. RAPHAEL 7057 Pelican Bay Blvd. #5 Three-level, three bedroom villa, private pool, private elevator, 2-story screened lanai and 2-car garage. $1,199,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666LAMBIANCE 2000 Lambiance Circle #201 Sensational view! Tropical aqua-scape view enhances the open spaciousness of this coach home. Incredible amenities.$1,100,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192CORONADO 7225 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1104 Gulf views from every room. Stainless appliances, new A/C unit, granite countertops, tray ceilings. Tram to beach.$1,035,000 | Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. Spacious oor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2-car garage. Wonderful lake/pool views. Beach access, pool, tennis.$975,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105 Wonderful Gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with approx. 2,000 total SF. Full service building.$975,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420CRESCENT 8444 Abbington Circle #1421 Rarely available! Three bedroom, 2.5 bath coach home with private elevator, SE exposure overlooking golf. $945,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304ST. MARISSA 6573 Marissa Loop #2003 Gulf of Mexico views from this residence with an entire new kitchen featuring granite, new cabinetry and new appliances!$929,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731CRESCENT 8440 Abbington Circle #25 Lake, golf, sunsets, lush distant horizons, and palm trees. Spacious 2 bedroom, den, 2.5 bath, large SW lanai.$899,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005CRESCENT 8468 Abbington Circle #2121Second oor residence with private elevator, 3 bedrooms plus den. Mint condition. Glass-enclosed lanai. Two-car garage.$899,000 | Sharon Kiptyk/Jane Darling | 777-3899HERON 5555 Heron Point Drive #502 Easy to see with just a phone call! Gulf/Bay views! Two bedroom plus den/3rd bedroom. New A/C system, neutral carpet.$829,000 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118 PELICAN BAY BAY VILLAS 554 Bay Villas LaneBeautifully remodeled, 3 bedroom villa with soaring, vaulted ceilings in the great room, master bath, and kitchen. $1,195,000 | Mary Halpin & Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 & OPEN SUN. 1-4REDUST. MAARTEN 6101 Pelican Bay Blvd. #PH-5Commanding coastal views from this penthouse with four bedrooms, master is on the 1st oor. Totally renovated. NOW $1,450,000 | Mary Johnson | 594-9446 REDUCED ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd #406Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom! Neutral backgrounds, spacious lanai & a Gulf view! Two-deeded parking spaces. $1,345,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 OPEN SUN. 1-4POINTE II 535 Via Veneto #101 Magnicent 3 bedroom corner residence is bright and sunny. Pristine condition, exquisitely furnished, glassed lanai.$810,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #405 Gracious 3 bedroom, 3 bath with unobstructed views of Gulf, preserve and pool/spa area. Two car under-building spaces.$795,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960POINTE II 515 Via Veneto #102 Elegant 3 bedroom features tray ceilings, 18 tile, crown moulding and a large glass-enclosed lanai. $789,000 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033BREAKWATER 780 Breakwater Circle #203 Gourmet kitchen, plantation shutters, Italian stone ooring. Two-car garage. Hurricane-glass lanai with lake view.$699,000 | Janet Rathbun/Linda Piatt | 860-0012INTERLACHEN 6760 Pelican Bay Blvd. #333 Southeastern views across Pelican Bay Golf Course and lakes highlight this meticulous three bedroom. $699,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424ST. NICOLE 5550 Heron Point Drive #1202 Sunsets from balcony! Pristine 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Gorgeous Gulf views, beautiful furnishings. $675,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980BREAKWATER 815 Bentwater Circle #101 Three bedroom with southeast exposure over lake, 1,831 SF A/C & 2-car garage. Turnkey furnished. $649,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899VALENCIA 6520 Valen Way #C103 Sunrises over golf course from this 2 bedroom. The guest bedroom has private bath and lanai. $619,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005CALAIS 7016 Pelican Bay Blvd. #102 New 20 tile, carpet, cabinets, granite and marble counters, stainless appliances and crown moulding. Attached garage.$579,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973HYDE PARK 6360 Pelican Bay Blvd. #C404 Awesome views of golf and lake. Spacious 2 bedroom plus den. Updated kitchen, new wood ooring. $550,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005HYDE PARK 6300 Pelican Bay Blvd. #A402 Lake and golf views from the terrace of this 2 bedroom. Conveniently located to all amenities. $529,900 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264BREAKWATER 765 Bentwater Circle #102 Spacious 2 bedroom plus family room residence over-looking lake. Upgraded kitchen. Two-car garage. Great amenities.$519,900 | Linda Piatt/Janet Rathbun | 269-2322CHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #303 Light and bright 2 bedroom with over 1,700 total SF and panoramic golf/lake views. Turnkey furnished. $459,777 | Esther Van Lare | 404-3045HYDE PARK 6320 Pelican Bay Blvd #T-6 Beach tram is across the street. Two bedroom, wet bar, large lanai & garage parking space. $449,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899GLENCOVE 5803 Glencove Drive #603 Updated kitchen, granite counters, 18 tile oors, and newly furnished turnkey. Corner location offers privacy.$414,900 | Linda Ohler | 404-6460GLENCOVE 5809 Glencove Drive #901 Peaceful lake views! Furnished 2 bedroom with updated kitchen and newer appliances. Tram to beach. $357,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494 Condominiums/Villas PELICAN BAYREDUST. NICOLE 5550 Heron Point Drive #603A great location near everything. This furnished 2 bedroom residence has expansive views over the Gulf. NOW $595,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123 REDUCED GLENCOVE 5818 Glencove Drive #103This 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence has a glass-enclosed lanai, which expands the living area. $395,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 OPEN SUN. 1-4ST. MAARTEN 6101 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1705 Stunning Gulf, mangroves and clam pass views. Remodeled in a modern style with a softer twist. Two terraces. Furnished.$787,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741ST. PIERRE 6825 Grenadier Blvd. #1504 Watch the sun rise over golf course and sun set over Gulf. Wood oors, newer appliances, screened/open balconies.$775,888 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 Three bedrooms, three baths, views of preserve. Some features include marble ooring, tray ceiling, wet bar. $745,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424GLENCOVE 5800 Glencove Drive #202 Lovely renovated 1st oor, 2 bedroom with 1,600+ total SF. Tile oors, granite breakfast bar and newer A/C.$340,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170 Single Family Homes BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8687 Purslane Drive Furnished home with luxurious appointments, 4 bedrooms, crown moulding, and Koi pond, side courtyard. $1,999,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899ARBORS 1373 Wood Duck Trail Oversized lush, private lot. Granite and glazed maple kitchen, replace in living room. Cherry and bamboo oors.$1,699,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552MUIRFIELD 8845 Muirfield Drive Magnicent custom-built home with 2-home theaters, wine cellar, wood oors & granite counters. Pool, waterfall, spa.$1,466,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714TERRABELLA 9025 Terranova Drive Distinctive Communities built home. Cathedral ceilings, ne woodwork, faux paint, pool/spa in sun-lit courtyard. $1,185,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448PORTOFINO 1456 Via Portofino Tile and marble oors, volume ceilings, plantation shutters. Private pool and spacious lanai overlook preserve. $999,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 Condominiums/Villas OSPREY POINTE 9061 Whimbrel Watch Lane #202 Second oor, 3 bedroom plus den oor plan lives like a house. Southern exposure golf views, 2+car garage. $699,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899LES CHATEAUX 1855 Les Chateaux Blvd #302 Panoramic lake views from this 3 bedroom plus den penthouse. Custom paint, oversize tile; premium carpet. Light and bright.$699,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899OSPREY POINTE 9029 Whimbrel Watch Lane #102 Expansive golf views from large lanai! Loads of upgrades some include diagonal tile oors and crown moulding. $595,000 | Janet Gable | 370-5547 Condominiums/Villas PELICAN BAYTIMARRON 2016 Timarron Way Two bedroom plus and den with lake view. Upgrades include hurricane shutters, custom landscaping and new tile/solid wood ooring.$499,900 | Janet Rathbun/Linda Piatt | 860-0012ARIELLE 2130 Arielle Drive #305 Southern exposure, golf course view. Carriage home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. This is a perfect vacation home.$348,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899ARIELLE 2245 Arielle Drive #2107 Lake views from this turnkey furnished 2 bedroom plus den Ibis oor plan.$319,000 | Adrienne Kubiak Young/Ray Couret | 825-5369 PELICAN MARSHARIELLE 2210 Arielle Drive #1101Sought after Tamarind meticulously maintained. Private rear exposure of mature trees, sunny throughout the day. $305,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 NEW LISTING
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009Last chanceNaples Collects exhibit ends Sunday at The von Liebig. C12 WEEK at-a-glance The iron is hot Men doing housework like porn for women. C2 Riverdance stepping out Tickets on sale now for farewell performances coming to the Phil. C16 Step behind the scenes into seven artists private studios in Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers during the Southwest Florida Pastel Societys Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, Jan. 24. Participating artists from Naples are Cheri Dunnigan, William Ward Mosley, Joan Sonnenberg and Karen Stone. Bonita Springs artists Jackie Moore and Ginger Craven and Fort Myers artist Greg Biolchini complete the tour. The artists will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for each studio. Last-minute purchases can be made by starting the tour at Art Gallery Old Naples, Karen Stones studio at 794 12th Avenue South. Driving directions to each studio will be given with the purchase of subsequent tickets. The Southwest Florida Pastel Society is a nonprofit organization that supports a number of educational opportunities for adults and youth in the Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. Proceeds from the Artist Studio Tour will help fund the groups education efforts. For more information, call Lynne Wilcox at 649-0167 or Mary Lou Hicks at 4546595. Southwest Florida Pastel Society artists open their studios for tours Perfectly orchestrated SEE ORCHESTRA, C4 FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF COURTESY PHOTOSleeping Cowboy by Joan Sonnenberg Riverdancest ep p i i i n n g g o o u u u t t t t t PEG LONGSTRETHplongstreth@ oridaweekly.com It was the summer of 1998, and my husband Joseph and I were considering relocating from Indiana to somewhere in South Florida. We had heard good things about Naples as an emerging international cultural Mecca, including glowing comments about the communitys young orchestra. Even though the building was closed for the month of July, we wanted to see where all this supposedly wonderful music was being performed. As our rental car approached 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., the Philharmonic Center for the Arts came into view, THE NAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA MAKES BEAUTIFUL MUSIC Not just NoodlesDig in to more than pasta at this Naples dining mainstay. C23 COURTESY PHOTOSMaestro Jorge Mester
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 APHENOMENON OFHISTORIC PROPORTIONS!-WashingtonPost(2007)APHENOMENON OFHISTORIC PROPORTIONS!-WashingtonPost(2007)LASTCHANCE 8SHOWSONLY!BUYTICKETSNOW!www.thephil.org orcall597-1900orvisitourBoxOfficeMakeyourreservationfor DinnerattheDome, featuringentrebuffet,soup,saladanddesserts! Tuesday-Sunday, February3-8,8p.m. Saturday-Sunday, February7-8,2p.m.$69adult,$42studentFridayeveningisgenerouslyunderwrittenby PhysiciansRegionalHealthcareSystem.5833PelicanBayBlvd.,Naples,FL34108-2740On-siteBoxOffice/phonehours:Mon.-Sat.,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sun.,noon-5p.m. www.riverdance.comMy good friend Hal, a gruff former cop with a thick Philadelphia accent, tells the best dating stories. Hes got a collection of laugh-out-loud tales, plus a handful of heartbreakers (ask him about his Korean love, whisked away by her family and pressured into marrying another man). Recently, he told me about a one-time girlfriend who was happy to shoulder the housework burden. You ironed your own shirts? she once asked him. But why? It is my pleasure no, my job to do this for you. In the coffee shop where we swapped stories, I snorted over my latte. Youre kidding me, I said. Did you marry her? Hal laughed and shook his head. Nah. But I made it last as long as I could. A woman like that, you keep around. Wouldnt we all? Of course, in the traditional dating structure, women often get stuck with the grunt work while men reap the benefits. I often wonder how sweet life would be if the situation were reversed? One of my favorite Dilbert cartoons tackles just this subject. On a date, Dilberts fluffy-haired coworker Alice asks a bright-eyed male companion, If we married, would you mind being a stay-at-home father? He opens his eyes wide and clasps his cartoon hands. I love children. That would be a very rewarding lifestyle. OK, now imagine there arent any kids, and youre basically my unpaid servant. He beams. Could I iron?As it turns out, if youre in a relationship and angling for more (more fulfillment, more sex), housework may be the key. For men, that means doing more chores around the home, and for women, it means delegating more work to your man. Joshua Coleman, author of The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework, said in an interview with CNN, When a man does housework, it feels to the woman like an Porn for women ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSexpression of caring and concern, which then physically reduces her stress. Women arent wired like men, who use sex to burn off stress, Coleman says. Women need to first be relaxed in order to get into the mood. A man helping out around the house points her in that direction. Need further confirmation? Take a look at the aptly titled, Porn for Women, a book whose pages have sparked hallelujahs from women across the country. Each centerfold features a well-dressed man and captions like, I know. Lets take you shoe shopping and I dont have to have a reason to bring you flowers. In one scene, a muscled man stands in front of the kitchen sink, strapping on a pair of rubber gloves. I like to get to these things before I have to be asked, the caption reads. On the next page, another stud totes a bag of trash alongside the lines, As long as I have legs to walk on, youll never have to take out the garbage.Theyre good for a laugh, but maybe there is some truth to these images. As men have come to expect porn star behavior in the bedroom, maybe women should expect this sort of action in the household. Ironing, like foreplay, would be an excellent place to start. In one scene, a muscled man stands in front of the kitchen sink, strapping on a pair of rubber gloves. I like to get to these things before I have to be asked, the caption reads... be a very reward w ima g ine t h ere k ids, and y oure m y unpaid ser m s. Cou ld I n s out, i f youre in h ip and angling for e fulfillment, more w ork ma y be the m en, that means o re chores h ome, an d it means m ore wo rk a n. Joshua a uthor of Hus b an d : e t M e n t o P arenting u sework, interview W h en a o usework t h e n expression of caring and concern, w hich then physically reduces her s tress. Women arent wire d l i k e m en who use sex to burn o ff stress, Coleman sa y s. Women nee d t o f ir s t be r e lax e d in o rd e r t o g et into t h e moo d A man h e l pin g o ut aroun d t h e h ouse po ints h er in t h at dir ec ti o n Need f urther co ti t p a w t e a n y o t o I n f r o a p t h t h a n si d w t h th A s be sh h o be Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday, January 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet Artist Regis BobitskiSee an exhibition of paintings by artist Regis Bobitski and watch him demonstrate his technique. Sponsored by Florida West Arts Showcase. Saturday, January 24 at 2 p.m. Working with Floor PlansLearn how to measure your current furnishings before shipping to ensure a perfect Florida t from Linda Peterson of Southwest Florida College. Sponsored by the Institute of Interior Design. Captain Paul 34 a large, c omfortable pontoon vessel departs twice daily into the calm water of the bays for light tackle fishing. Catch snook, sheephead, redfish, snapper & trout. Bait, tackle and license included. Great fun for the entire family! Restroom on board. BEER & WINE BAR ON BOARD 34-foot USCG inspected vessel Lady Brett 45 departs twice da ily for deep sea fishing fun up to 12 miles off-shore. Cruising at 18 knots, catch grouper, snapper, king fish, mackerel and cobia. Rod and reel, bait and fishing license are included. 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But now Willie is back single, pregnant and highly embarrassed to lick her wounds and dodge questions, on the very same day that the body of a huge, mysterious monster is found floating in nearby Lake Glimmerglass. To top off Willies weird day, her eccentric mother, Vi, chooses this opportunity to announce that Willies father was not an anonymous California hippie, as she had been told, but rather a member of a prominent Templeton family and someone Willie already knows. Vi will give only one obscure clue to this mans identity. But Willie is an archaeologist, an interpreter of history and no stranger to research, and she makes it her mission to dig through the archives of the town and the memories of its inhabitants until she finds the answer to the mystery. Then, she feels, she can deal with her impending motherhood and the messy relationships she left behind. The Monsters of Templeton is an engaging family saga, but the town itself is every bit as much a character as any of its denizens. Templeton is a very thinly veiled version of real-life Cooperstown, N.Y. Both have the look of a storybook hamlet, a town in a snow globe, and are dedicated to baseball and the literary legacy of a famous native son. Even the towns geography is the same. But Templeton has a mythic reality all its own, and Glimmey is far from its only strange secret. The question of Willies paternity is only one of the revelations that will keep readers glued to this lyrical, engrossing debut novel. By Lauren Groff (Voice, $14.95)REVIEWED BY EALISH WADDELL_________________________Special to Florida Weekly
its starkly beautiful sculpture by Ernst Trova shimmering in the intense sunlight. Joseph and I turned to one another at the exact same moment, in equal amazement. A building so extraordinary, he remarked, could only exist in a community whose residents supported the arts and intended to create a world-class orchestra. He was, of course, correct. The history of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra goes back much farther than that, however. Its been not quite 30 years since the first wouldnt it be nice if we had an orchestra in this area was spoken between friends who lived on Marco Island. Fast forward to today. Anyone whos been here for at least a few years knows that Myra Janco Daniels was a formidable voice in those conversations. Mrs. Daniels and her husband Draper (Dan) Daniels had sold their hugely successful advertising firm in Chicago (think The Marlboro Man and Sorry, Charlie), taken early retirement and moved to paradise with all kinds of plans. What was not in their plans, however, was that cancer would claim Mr. Daniels life just a few years later. Alone and at loose ends, Mrs. Daniels embraced the idea of an orchestra for Marco Island and Naples and set out to make it happen. In 1982, a pick-up orchestra took its first baby steps, playing in churches on Marco and in the auditorium at Naples High School. The following year, Mrs. Daniels made her initial appeal for donations to support the fledgling organization. In 1983, she was elected president and CEO of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. With her at the head of a powerhouse board of directors, a campaign goal of $100,000 was quickly realized, and serious discussions began about a permanent home for the orchestra. The rest, as they say, is history, as amazing things began to happen in this community. A crown jewel of a building was designed and built. Suddenly, the bigs of the entertainment industry added Naples to their tour. The young orchestra flourished; Glenn Basham, a superb violinist, was appointed concertmaster. The Naples Philharmonic Chorale and the Naples Youth Orchestra were born. Approximately six years ago, Mrs. Daniels and the orchestras board of directors felt the time had come to hire a new maestro. Then-maestro Christopher Seaman and Eric Kunzel, director of the pops series, had each done an excellent job, shaping musicians who were performing to sold-out crowds. The seasons schedules were replete with a host of renowned performers, and Neapolitans were feasting regularly on a cornucopia of musical plenty. But to take the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to the next level, the board sought a maestro and music director whose reputation was without peer on the international, not just national scene. A short list of possibilities was created and each conductor was invited to conduct during season. Another guest artist that season, someone not even on the list of possibilities for the new maestro, was Jorge Mester. Without looking up a copy of my review, I cannot tell you what the program was the evening Mester arrived on the scene. I can only tell you that my memory is quite clear on two things: First, something magical happened to the orchestra that evening. And second, I saw the possibilities no, the probabilities of a worldclass orchestra under Mesters baton. He was one of the most intensely graceful conductors I had ever had the pleasure of watching, and his credentials brought a whole new level of credibility to our already fine orchestra. I said both things in my review, and went back the next evening just to be certain of my impression. And yes, Mester was as skilled and charming a conductor as I initially perceived. Only a few hours after my review appeared in the daily paper, I received a call at home from Mrs. Daniels. It was the first time we had ever spoken, except for a few words at social functions. She wanted me to know that, based in part on my review, Jorge Mester had been offered the position of maestro and music director for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.Notes on the maestroBorn and raised in Mexico City, Mester is of Hungarian descent. The former chair of the Conducting Department at the Juilliard School, he mentored a host of renowned conductors, including Dennis Russell Davies, JoAnn Falletta and John Nelson (the former maestro of the Indianapolis Symphony, whose directing style is so reminiscent of Mester). Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Renee Fleming, Midori and Robert McDuffie are but a few of the superstars whose careers Mester nurtured. All have performed here as a result. We have Mester to thank for introducing Neapolitans to British pianist superstar Howard Shelley, the man I consider to be the worlds finest living pianist, one who is also a conducting phenomenon as well. Like an infinitely more bombastic approach to Russian piano music? Dmitri Ratser performs here because of Mester, as does Ilya Kaler, a bear of a man who handles his violin like a Tinker toy before he simply obliterates any doubts whatsoever about his phenomenal musicianship. These are but three other stars Mester has managed to obtain to dazzle the local audience. If you prefer pops music, you should be thrilled by the guest conductors Mester has engaged to fill this post. Three of the best in the world Jack Everly, Donald Pippin and Bruce Hangen have thrilled Neapolitans with their world-class evenings of Pops programs. This weeks Classical 3 program promises to be yet another winner, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22, 23 and 24 (the conductors prelude begins at 7 p.m.). Award-winning pianist Jodie DeSalvo, who moved here with her family six years ago and teaches at Seacrest Country Day School, has also become a favorite with Neapolitan audiences. Ms. DeSalvo will perform Edvard Griegs beloved Piano Concerto in A Minor. Also on the program will be several selections from Ravels Mother Goose and another favorite of mine, Shostakovichs Symphony No. 6 in B Minor. While youre enjoying the program in this magnificent hall, reflect on the fact that sometimes the most amazing things can happen when a few friends get together and say wouldnt it be nice if we ? ORCHESTRAFrom page 1www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 >>What: Classical No. 3, third in the Naples Philharmonic Orchestras Classical Series for 2008-09 >>Where: Hayes Hall at the Phil >>When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22, 23 and 24 (conductors prelude at 7 p.m.) >>Cost: $64 ($25 for students) >>Info: 597-1900 or www.philtickets.org If you go But to take the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to the next level, the board sought a maestro and music director whose reputation was without peer on the international, not just national scene.The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO Pianist Jodie DeSalvo COURTESY PHOTO Concertmaster Glenn Basham
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 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 Saturday, Feb. 7, on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. Tickets are $30 (adults); $10 (students). Call 263-7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org La Boheme Opera Naples presents Puccinis La Boheme featuring guest artists from New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Operas as well as Opera Naples own Steffanie Pearce at Gulf Coast High School, 7878 Shark Way, Naples. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. Tickets range from $25 to $95 (half-price for students). Other ticket options and discounts for groups can be found and purchased online at www.operanaples. com or by calling toll free (800) 771-1041. Duet for One Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents Duet for One in partnership with Lee Mental Health Center, Inc. at 8 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 23. Violinist Stephanie Abrahams is young, wealthy and attractive, and one of the greatest violinists in the world until she is struck with multiple sclerosis. The play unfolds as a series of sessions between Stephanie and her psychiatrist as she attempts to avoid the reality of her pain and increasing disability and he tries to help her face them. Call 936-3239 or go to www.theatreconspiracy.org. Dancing at Lughnasa Florida Repertory Theatre presents Dancing at Lughnasa, a Tony-winning Best Play by acclaimed Irish playwright Brian Friel, through Sunday, Feb. 1. This haunting 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. Call 332-4488 or go to www.FloridaRep.org. Church Basement Ladies Broadway Palm Dinner Theater Off Broadway presents Church Basement Ladies, a musical tribute to the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, through Sunday, March 29. This funny and down to earth musical comedy gives you a birds-eye-view of the ladies as they debate recipes, plan fundraisers, instruct brides-to-be and keep their pastor on track. Call 278-4422 or visit www.BroadwayPalm.com. Out of Order The Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel presents Ray Cooneys Out of Order through Saturday, Feb. 7. Richard Wileys plans for an illicit evening in a London hotel come to an abrupt halt when he and the lady involved find a dead body in their bedroom. Call the box office at 472-6862. Singin in the Rain Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers presents Singin in the Rain through Saturday, Feb. 14. Don Lockwood, Kathy Seldon and Cosmo Brown take center stage in this all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Call 278-4422 or visit www.BroadwayPalm.com. This weeks symphony Classical No. 3 The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Classical No. 3 Shostakovich, Ravel and Grieg, conducted by Jorge Mester, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22, 23 and 24. The Sixth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich is a vibrant composition of many moods; Ravels evocative Mother Goose Suite brings to life the poetry of childhood; Griegs Piano Concerto Friday, Jan. 23 Thursday, Jan. 22 One-Woman Show The Norris Center hosts writer/dramatist Rusty Brown in her one-woman show, Painted Women, at 7 p.m. 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? The center is at 755 8th Ave. South, Naples. Tickets are $12. Call 213-3049. Thursdays on Third Music by the David Yuen Duo in front of Gattles, Sistas in front of Tonys off Third, Keith Atkins Reggae in front of the Camargo Building and Beadniks in the Plaza from 6 to 9 p.m. Elvis Tribute Chris MacDonalds Memories of Elvis plays at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers at 7:30 p.m. This 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. Call (800) 440-7469 or 481-4849. Instrumental Duo The Norris Center welcomes Cory and Jarrod Walker with Frontline at 7 p.m. Cory plays banjo, guitar and resonator guitar; Jarrod plays mandolin. The center is at 755 8th Ave. South, Naples. Call 213-3049. Wynton Marsalis The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts features Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, one of the most important and exciting jazz performers of our time. The orchestra is made up of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Call 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. Pianist The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Pnina Becher In a Scarlatti Soire: An Evening of Music and Wine. It will be an evening of allScarlatti music, presented as music was experienced in Scarlattis day: the audience sitting at draped tables, sipping wine. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Bob Woodward The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Bob Woodward. 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. He first gained national attention when he teamed with Carl Bernstein to report on the Watergate scandal. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Art Opening Longstreth Goldberg, Southwest Floridas largest contemporary art gallery, opens Personal Visions from 6-9 pm. The show features mixed-media paintings by new gallery artist Christine Peloquin and new sculpture by popular gallery artist Mark Chatterley, in addition to paintings and sculpture by artists including Douglass Sampson, Alberto Carol, Dorrie Koller and Ysabel Le May. Gallery Talk with the artists will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. The gallery is at 5640 Taylor Road, Naples. Call 514-2773 or go to www.plgart.com. Uptown Express The Norris Center hosts Uptown Express at 7 p.m. The Southwest Florida-based s and s group has thrilled crowds for the past three decades and has performed with The Jive Five, The Five Discs, The Temptations and many more. The center is at 755 8th Ave. South, Naples. Tickets are $18. Call 213-3049. Mark Nadler The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Mark Nadler In a Nutshell. Singer/dancer/ pianist Mark Nadler presents a maniacally exuberant, wacky tour de force cabaret performance that has been the toast of New York City. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Saturday, Jan. 24 Monday, Jan. 26 Sunday, Jan. 25 Comedy revue The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Chicago City Limits: MySpace or Yours? This is dot comedy without a computer, as the cast takes aim at the faces, places and events from todays headlines, bylines and sidelines. Call 5971900 or visit www.thephil.org. Bluegrass legend The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Momix The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Momix: The Best of Momix. 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 acclaimed company of dancers-illusionists presents a fascinating fusion of contemporary dance, acrobatics and optical illusion. Call 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. Tuesday, Jan. 27 Wednesday, Jan. 28 The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts features Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Sunday, Jan.25.combines the simplicity of folk song with drama, lyricism and a fiery cadenza. Performing with the orchestra will be pianist Jodie DeSalvo. Call 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. Glory of France The Southwest Florida Symphony, conducted by Michael Hall, performs The Glory of France Saturday, Jan. 24, and Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Call 418-1500 or e-mail email@example.com. Mark Nadler The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Mark Nadler In a Nutshell. Singer/dancer/ pianist Mark Nadler presents a maniacally exuberant, wacky tour de force cabaret performance that has been the toast of New York City. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Latin Dance Party Champion dancer Alec Lazo leads the Latin Dance Party series as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education classes. Classes will be held in the Daniels Pavilion at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, and Monday, March 9. Each class is $32. Call 597-1900.
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Call 489-9313. Man Made Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery hosts Man Made, an exhibition featuring the environmental art of Mary Ellen Croteau, through Feb. 7. Call 590-7199. Stand-up comedy Tim Walkoe will keep the audience in stitches with his rapid-fire delivery and shootfrom-the-hip style of stand-up comedy. The veteran headliner at comedy clubs around the country brings his humor (appropriate for ages 15 and older) to The Norris Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for ages 15-18. Call 213-3049. Films on Fifth Persepolis will play at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. Tickets are $12. Call 263-7990. Comedy revue The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Chicago City Limits: MySpace or Yours? This is dot comedy without a computer, as the cast takes aim at the faces, places and events from todays headlines, bylines and sidelines. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Comic Opera The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Rossinis The Barber of Deville Thursday, Jan. 29. A brilliant comic opera about deception in the name of love, the story pits two men against each other as they pursue the same woman in a riotous race to the altar. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. America The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes America and Christopher Cross on Monday, Feb. 2. Now in its fourth decade of making music, America is known for Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway and Sister Goldenhair. Mr. Cross, winner of five Grammy Awards and an Oscar, is famous for Ride Like the Wind, Sailing! and the theme from Arthur. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Lee Lessack The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Lee Lessack Too Marvelous for Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer on Tuesday, Feb. 3. In this acclaimed tribute to the great American songwriter and singer, Mr. Lessack takes audiences into the heart of Mercer country with songs including Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses and That Old Black Magic. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Riverdance The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes 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. The show will play eight farewell performances at the Feb. 3-8. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Heidi Chronicles The Naples Players present The Heidi Chronicles, a comedy/drama by Wendy Wasserstein, Feb. 4-28 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples, Tickets are $20 (adults), $10 (students). Call 263-7990 or go to www.naplesplayers.org Auditions Creative Theater Workshop holds auditions for Seussical and Thumbelina at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Bring a head shot and resume and have 16 bars prepared or use karaoke CD. Wear comfortable shoes for dance portion of the audition. Upon being cast, there will be a $150 nonrefundable workshop/costume fee for Seussical or $50 for Thumbelina. Workshops are held every Saturday prior to rehearsal. Past workshops have included mime, stage combat, Fosse style dance, theater tech, audition etiquette, and theater makeup. For more information, e-mail CreativeTheaterWorkshop@yahoo.com. Auditions Auditions for the comedy The Sugar Bean Sisters, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. Call 4347340, ext. 10. Etc. The Naples Players present Etc. at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. Tickets are $10. Call 263-7990 or go to www.naplesplayers.org. Naples City Improv This group performs now through Jan. 31, as well as Feb. 5-March 7 and April 24-25 at 8 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 8th Ave. South, Naples. Join the NCI players as they perform in a series of 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. Tickets are $15. Call 213-3049. KidzAct KidzAct classes continue through the winter at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. Call 434-7340, ext. 10 or 39, or visit www.naplesplayers.org. 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. Call 597-1900. Ongoing events The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes Riverdance Feb. 3-8.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 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 Crisis. Most of us spend our lives trying to avoid it, while a perverse few seek it out or instigate it. But there wouldnt be fiction or theater without it. I remember learning in college lit classes that you couldnt have a story without conflict, and it usually falls into one of three categories: man against man, man against nature, man against himself. (Yes, this was back in the days when women were considered a subset of men.) Ive been thinking more about the role of crisis in writing lately because of the books Ive been reading. I just finished Elisa Alberts dark and funny novel The Book of Dahlia and am in the midst of Suzanne Finnamores Split: A Memoir of Divorce. The Book of Dahlia is about a 29-yearold who learns she has a terminal brain tumor. And Split is, as the subtitle says, a memoir of a divorce. Not exactly happy reading. I know, I know, put up the black crepe and play Joni Mitchell on the turntable. I wouldnt blame you for thinking its the kind of fare youd want to run from, as if the crises on the page might somehow be contagious. But both books are just so well-written, I couldnt keep away. I dragged my heels with The Book of Dahlia, initially, not wanting to read it. A relative of mine with a brain tumor fought it successfully years ago and is still alive to this day, but a close friend who had a brain tumor died three months after receiving her diagnosis. Dahlia was a little tough getting into at first, and then I couldnt put it down. Dahlia isnt the kind of person Id want to hang out with: shes a slacker to the nth degree, unambitious, tremendously self-absorbed. She spends her days sleeping late, watching TV and smoking pot. Almost 30, she doesnt know what she wants to with her life. Her family has money and is terrifically dysfunctional. (Her mom abandons them, spending most of her time in Israel. Her older brother, Dan, indifferent to his own family and cruel to his sister, becomes a rabbi and is lauded for his compassion.)Alberts writing is so good, she makes you care about Dahlia, despite her prickliness and rough edges.The thing that grabbed me was her voice, that strong, idiosyncratic narrative voice. Shes a sardonic wise-ass who talks about her cancer with a bluntness seldom found in such novels: Shes thrilled about the high quality medicinal marijuana she can smoke to counteract the effects of radiation and chemo. And she wonders if the Make-a-Wish Foundation would honor her wish for a three-way before she dies. (Did they honor those kind of wishes? Might she find a couple of unemployed porno stars, hung like horses, wearing nothing but giant gift bows and cowboy boots, on her doorstep?)This isnt Love Story, a looking-at-a-terminal-diseasethrough-soft-gauze sort of tale. Its gritty, profane and darkly funny.The novels structured as a series of chapters that respond, chapter-by-chapter, to a book Dahlias reading called Its Up to You: The Cancer To-Do List.) The author of Its Up to You once faced cancer, but beat it, and in a series of upbeat chapters (Be Grateful, Reframe) chirps that readers can do so too. Dahlia responds to each chapter with caustic remarks and humor. She hates the pity, the false cheeriness, the way people suddenly treat her delicately. Or, worse, the people who fall apart when they visit her, so she winds up comforting them. In some ways, The Book of Dahlia is a satire about cancer the self-help books, the macrobiotic diets, the think yourself into wellness gurus. Albert herself lost a brother to cancer when she was in college; her novel reflects the insights of one whos been there. Or, as Dahlia would put it, shes one of the few who can stare into the lonely, mysterious everlasting right alongside you. Suzanne Finnamores memoir, Split, is about a death of another kind: the death of a marriage, and the dreams that die along with it. It was the books clever cover that first drew me: an opened gold padlock, with the word SPLIT on it. Secondly, it was the authors voice, and sentences like this, about speaking with her ex: When A leaves the room, we talk, but not in an Earl Grey way, more like a Molotov cocktail way. (She refers to her husband as N, and her son as A, using just initials, as if in a European novel.) And: Yet he is saying something, my husband, actually several things at once, each more shocking and flamboyantly absurd than the last, like watching dozens of clowns exit a Volkswagen. This is not the easiest thing, to read about the breakup of a marriage, even if you dont know the people involved. I find myself in a kind of peculiar tension, wanting to look away, yet wanting to know what happens. Finnamore divides her book into the five parts, titling them with the five stages of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, grief, acceptance. In her Authors Notes she says that My telling of divorce is probably not for the squeamish or the morally impeccable. She adds that shes changed plenty of details and events too squalid and banal to inflict upon both you and the innocent. She ends her Authors Note by saying, there is hope, even though there is also despair and the destruction of hope. I consider divorce the most ugly word in the English language and it set me free. Crisis on the pages ARTS COMMENTARY NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org When A leaves the room, we talk, but not in an Earl Grey way, more like a Molotov cocktail way. ac t th e ef fe ct s of r ad ia ti on a nd c he mo A nd she wonders if the Make-a-Wish Foundation would honor her wish for a three-wa y before she dies. (Did t hey honor those kind o f wishes? M ight she find a couple of unem p l oye d porno stars, h un g l i k e h orses, wearin g not h in g b ut g iant gi f t bows and cow b o y boots, on her d oorst ep ? ) T h is isnt L o v e yo urself i h e r se l f l o she was i n i nsi gh ts o D ahlia w o who can o us everl a Suzan n i s about death o f a die alon g I t wa s f irst dre w w it h t h e i t was th e like thi s Wh e bu l n i n g al ly s e
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Mary Seaton Breeses story tells how one person can change the community through support of public education. Ms. Breese has left a legacy for learning with a pledge in her estate of $1,000,000 to put the first apple on The Education Foundation of Collier Countys legacy tree. The Tree of Knowledge was unveiled and the first apple affixed in recognition of Ms. Breeses gift during this months Collier County School Board meeting. Ms. Breese first became inspired when she heard students talk about their Golden Apple teachers. As she saw teachers being paired with other teachers to learn from each other in Immokalee, she appreciated their dedication and commitment and wanted to support that work. As Kathy Christensen, a teacher at Village Oaks Elementary, says, Teaching can be a solitary endeavor. Were often so busy with the work of our individual classrooms that we do not share and network with others as much as we would like. Mentor and inquiry grants provide an opportunity for Ms. Christensen and her fellow teachers to take small steps in a leadership role. As they work closely and share their expertise with one colleague, a relationship develops. Ms. Christensen says she has seen transformations in those who are mentored as well as in those who serve as mentors. We are so grateful to Ms. Breese for having the insight to support these relationships and this important work. Ms. Breeses gift will help the Education Foundation retain teachers who want to work in areas of need. It will ensure that teachers in Collier County will be encouraged to stay and work in high-needs schools. We all have a role to play in educating our children and impacting the future of the community, says Todd Bradley, co-chair of the foundation. Marys gift will inspire us all to reflect on how we as individuals can support our schools. The artists and staff of the Thomas Riley Artisans Guild, who designed and donated the lecterns and set for the foundations annual Golden Apple awards, have made their legacy gift to the foundation by designing and creating the leaves and apples for the Tree of Knowledge that will recognize endowed gifts to the foundation. The tree will reside in the lobby of the school districts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Administrative Center. We want to thank Thomas Riley Artisans Guild for the artwork that so beautifully represents Marys contribution and many more in the future, says Susan McManus, president of the Education Foundation. Gifts to the endowment will be beautifully and uniquely recognized on the tree as a legacy for learning in our community. Please consider how you might invest your time or treasure in supporting the future of this community our children and their education. Lisa Church is the senior vice president of The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to enhance learning for Collier County children and their teachers by engaging community support. The foundation is proud to have earned four stars, the highest rating for sound fiscal management, from Charity Navigator. Web site: www.EducationForCollier.org. Left to right in front of the Tree of Knowledge: Kathy Curatolo, Steve Donovan, Danielle Poff, Mary Lynn Hill, Pat Carroll and Julie SpragueCOURTESY PHOTO One out of 100 chance to win! Your chances have never been better!2009 smart for two cabriolet convertibleWhy wait for a SMART car? You can win one!Value: $18,848.50 *Minimum suggested donation per ticket: $1,000Only 100 tickets available! Call 239.403.4228 or online at www.conservancy.org/smartcar Protecting Southwest Floridas unique natural environment and quality of life ... now and foreverDrawing February 15, 2009. Winner need not be present to win. 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Must be picked up within 14 days of drawing or another ticket will be chosen. Tickets must be completely and clearly lled out. Neither Conservancy of Southwest Florida nor its of cers, directors, Board members, members or Magic Under the Mangroves committee members provide any warranty or guarantees expressed or implied with respect to the prize being offered. Without limiting the foregoing, speci cally neither Conservancy of Southwest Florida, nor its of cers, directors, Board members, members or Magic Under the Mangroves committee members provide warranties or tness for a particular purpose of merchantability or assume or authorize any other person to assume for them any other liability in conjunction with the drawing or otherwise.Thanks to Conservancy of Southwest Florida 2009 Magic Under the Mangroves fundraiser gala. *A copy of the of cial registration (#SC-01173) and nancial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800.435.7352 within the State/ Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. This organization retains 100% of all contributions received.Proceeds benet t:$1000 Great Odds! With gift of $1 million, Mary Seaton Breese leaves a legacy for learningBY LISA CHURCH _______________Special to Florida Weekly PUZZLE ANSWERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 ALL SPECIALS ARE Dine in only AND Not valid with any other offers. Happy Hours at Mels 1/2 price on draft and house wines All day every dayEat Better-Save Money-at MelsLUNCH: 11 A.M. until 3 P.M. STARTING AT $4.99 Full Rack of Mels Award winningBABY BACK RIBSFOR $10.99Served with French Fries and Cole Slaw Add a cup of soup or house salad for only $1 moreFLORIDA 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 AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Changing conditions might require you to alter some of your plans. While you might be agreeable to this, be prepared with explanations for those who do not want changes made. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Although you might have to deal with some detractors who arent too kind in their critiques, you gain points when youre willing to stand up and defend your work. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Seeing the silly side of some really ridiculous situations helps give the Lamb a new perspective on how to handle them. Some important contacts can be made this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Try to complete your outstanding tasks by midweek. This leaves you free to take advantage of new possibilities -both professional and personal -opening up by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With both your creative side and your energy levels rising this week, you should be able to tackle that too-long-neglected project again. A family member might have important news. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An explanation you requested seems to be more confusing than enlightening. You should insist on clarifications now, rather than deal with problems that might arise later. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your energy levels might be ebbing a bit. SIXFOOTERS 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: But thats no excuse for taking catnaps when you could be working on those unfinished tasks. Therell be time to curl up and relax by weeks end. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Its a good time to get those ideas out of your head and into a readable format if you hope to have them turned into something doable. A good friend is ready with worthwhile advice. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Careful you might be stepping into dangerous territory if you decide to exaggerate the facts too much. Remember: The truth speaks for itself and needs no embellishment. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Although your workplace successes have earned you many admirers, there are some colleagues who are not among them. Be careful how you proceed with your new project. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have to go into great detail to explain why youre currently reluctant to make changes to an already prepared plan. Be sure you have all the facts to back yourself up. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Travel plans might still be uncertain. But instead of getting upset about the delay, open yourself up to other possibilities, and begin checking out some alternative destinations. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for creating a warm and loving environment between yourself and others.(c) 2009 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 A&E C11 COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK RocknRolla Director Guy Ritchie returns to form with this high-octane British gangster romp. Starring Gerard (SPARTAAA!!!) Butler as a two-bit mook named One-Two who gets involved in a caper involving a Russian painting, a shady accountant (Thandie Newton), competing factions of the underground, a rock star and a dizzying array of interlocking story lines and plot twists. Fans of Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels will definitely want in on this caper. ALSO The Secret Policemans Balls For those who grew up in the s, The Secret Policemans Balls are legendary. These annual comedy and music shows raised millions for Amnesty International and showcased the cream of British comedy and some awesome musical performances. In this three-disc collection are five of the most famous balls, featuring performances by Monty Python, Billy Connolly, Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean/Blackadder), Hugh Laurie (House, M.D.), Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and others. Some of the musical acts featured are a Whos Who of s music: Peter Gabriel, Bob Geldof, Mark Knopfler, Sting and Phil Collins, to name just a few. 42nd Street Forever Vol. 4 The nd Street Forever series is one of Gerard Butler in RocknRollamy guilty pleasures. Theyre compilations of movie trailers from schlocky, grindhouse films of the 1960s, s and s. From gore to bad sci-fi to blacksploitation and sex romps, every kind of low-budget, horrible film you can imagine is shown well, their trailers at least. And frankly, the trailers are, more often than not, better than the films themselves. FAMILY Mary Poppins: 45th Anniversary Special Edition If you already own a version of Mary Poppins, there really isnt anything special about this two-disc Disney release. Its mostly being used as a promotional tool for the Broadway musical. But if you dont have a copy of this Julie Andrews classic, then by all means snatch it up if only for Dick Van Dykes legendary horrible Cockney accent. Besides, Disney has a nasty habit of releasing home videos of its films for a limited time and then pulling them off the shelves for years, so you never know when youll see it again. Enjoy Lunch at the Tavern Naples Best Value for Waterfront Dining.Nightly Specials:Monday 40 Wings $5.00 Nachos $3.00 Margaritas Tuesday 3 Course Italian Night $14.99 $10.00 off any bottle of wine $5.00 house wine glass ThursdayHalf price pizzas $5.00 Any Frozen Drink Friday Seafood Fridays $5.00 Jager BombsSaturday $5.00 Bloody MarysWednesday Crab Night $5.00 Long Island Ice TeaHappy Hour M-F Stoneys Steakhouse is reminiscent of the Old West feel of a classic Chicago steakhouse.Naples Best Live Music NightlyMonday: Shelly Shannon 6-9 pm Tuesday: Nevada Wilkins 6-9 pm Wednesday: Wendy & Company 6-9 pmThursday: Robert Williamson 7-11 pm Fri-Sat: Robert Williamson 7-11:30 pmSunday: Robert Williamson 7-11 pm 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 NHL GAMES MBA TICKET NCAA COLLEGE BB GAMESNow Featuring Prices, menu items and hours are subject to change. At Stoneys Steakhouse nothing but the best will do. From your first bite you will know the difference of USDA Prime Dry Aged Beef. Tempt yourself with tableside carved Prime Rib or perhaps a flamb dessert to impress your guests. For the seafood lover, try a three to five pound Live Maine Lobster, Fresh Chilean Sea Bass, Colossal Shrimp or Florida red Snapper. The portions at Stoneys are hearty and generous. All entrees are accompanied by a choice of salad and side dish. Experience the Old-World charm and incomparable cuisine at Stoneys Ste akhouse! SERVING NIGHTLY 5:00 11:00 RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED PRIVATE CORPORATE DINING 28-50 PEOPLE OUTDOOR CATERING ATBAYFRONT PLAZA 200-400 PEOPLEAll entrees include salad and choice of potato Slow Roasted Prime Rib Carved Tableside Tableside flamb DESSERTS availableBAYFRONT 403 BAYFRONT PLACE NAPLES, FL 34102 239.435.9353WWW.STONEYSSTEAKHOUSE.COM Stoneys Steakhouse is reminiscent of the Old West feel of a classic Chicago steakhouse STONEYSSTEAKHOUSE S Dry Aged Prime Beef Fresh Florida Red Snapper Spicy Tuscan Shrimp Live Maine Lobster Roasted Stuffed Chicken Beef Wellington Sirloin Au Poivre Tournedos ala Gorgonzola Bananas Foster Tableside
Its the last few days to see the Naples Collects exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center. More than a dozen local collectors have loaned pieces from their private collections for the show that ends Sunday, Jan. 25. Highlights include Pablo Picassos La Grande Corrida Avec Femme Torero etching; Alexander Calders Bone Forms gauche, ink on paper; Emile A. Gruppes Woman in Red oil on canvas; Robert Rauschenbergs Opal Gospel screenprints on Plexiglass; Leo Sewels Roxy found objects; and Romare Beardens Dockside Market watercolor on paper. The Presenting Sponsor for Naples Collects is National City Private Client Group.The von Liebig Art Center at 585 Park St. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 24, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit www.naplesart.org. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 Romare Bearden, Dockside Market Joyce Tenneson, Peony photograph 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 with addedOrganics .$.994oldfavoritesservedwith chips&pickle FORALIMITEDTIMEOLDPRICESFortMyersReflectionsPkway@CypressLakeDr. 239-590-9994 NaplesImmokaleeRd.@Airport 239-593-9499 CapeCoralSantaBarbaranearVeteransPkwy. 239-458-8700 PortCharlotteUSHwy.41&776 941-235-3354Orderonline:jasonsdeli.com CafWrapOrganicwrapfilledwithsmokedturkey, bacon,provolone,smokedredpepper cilantroaiolispread,lettuceand dicedtomatoes.AmysTurkey-OOvenroastedturkeybreastwithslicedavocado,jalapeopepperjack cheese,purpleonionrings,romatomatoes,leafylettuceandorganic stonegroundmustardonatoastedonionbun.MaverickWrapRoastbeef,provolone,mayo,sautedonionsandbellpeppers inanorganicwrapandservedwithasideofaujus.YamisMiamiPaniniOvenroastedturkey,ham,swiss,slicedpicklesandorganic stonegroundmustardpressedbetweenoliveoilbastedFrenchbread.Old-FashionedEggSaladSandwichChoiceofbread:white,wheatorrye Allfreeofartificial transfat,MSGandhigh fructosecornsyrup! 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 February 20, 2009$25Look your Best and start the New Year Last chance for Naples Collects at The von Liebig Art CenterAlex Katz, self portrait
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 A&E C13 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 $ 5 Over 15 Assorted Appetizers Happy Hour 1/2 OFF From our Authentic Sushi Bar Pasta Tasting Menu Happy Appy MenuOver 30 NAACP to present Naples artist Jonathan Green with Key of LifeThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will honor Naples resident Jonathan Green with its Key of Life Award next month during a celebration of outstanding artistic achievements and performances by people of color. The award will be presented Thursday, Feb. 12, at the 40th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. Hosted by Halle Berry and Tyler Perry, the program will be broadcast live on Fox TV at 8 p.m. The Key of Life Award is presented to artists whose work speaks to the ongoing crusade for human rights and social justice, according to the NAACP. Mr. Green will receive the award along with two other internationally acclaimed artists: sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett and abstract painter Sam Gilliam. Mr. Green was born in 1955 in Gardens Corner, S.C., and grew up in a rural African-American community of Gullah heritage and traditions that have influenced his personal values and creative inspiration throughout his life. His paintings capture the inland marshes and rural farming communities of South Carolina, and the colorful spiritual, social and recreational customs of the communities who live there. He has been a major presence in the Naples art community for more than 25 years where he has used his art, personal talent and networking skills to help support numerous civic, cultural and educational causes. His art has been embraced by collectors and critics throughout the world and is in the collections of more than a dozen museums, including the Morris Museum of Art of Augusta, Ga., the African-American Museum and Cultural Center of Charlotte, N.C., the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach and the Naples Museum of Art. A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he has received numerous honors and distinctions, including being named in 2005 the Honorary Ambassador for the Arts for Florida by the states former First Lady, Columba Bush. In 1996, he received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the University of South Carolina for capturing and recording Southern traditions and culture in his art. Jonathan Green
For only the third time since 1990, the HarmonMeek Gallery in Naples is pleased to present works by American master Herman Maril (1908-86). The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday, Jan. 26, through Friday, Feb. 6. The HarmonMeek show, titled Birds and Beasts, will feature oils and works on paper depicting Mr. Marils love of animals, and how he used them as subject matter during his career. Born in Baltimore, Md., the son of Isaac Becker and Celia Maril, Mr. Maril he assumed his mothers maiden name due to other noted artists having the last name Becker. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and the Maryland Institute in 1928, and his true introduction to the art world came during the Great Depression. His earliest paintings were stylized after Cezanne and Braque. His style solidified by the mid-1930s, and like many other artists of that era he survived on public works projects under the WPA. He was collected in depth by Duncan Phillips, who would later establish the C14 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHarmon-Meek Gallery presents Herman Marils Birds and BeastsMolly & Antique Chair, 30x36 1977. 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 1002COURTESY PHOTOPhillips Collection in Washington, D.C. The Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore supported him to a great extent throughout his career; the later will honor him again with a major show next summer. Mr. Maril is represented in scores of museum collections; the University of Maryland museum has a permanent room dedicated to the artist, who was a fulltime professor of art there. Harmon-Meek Gallery is on the third floor of the TIB Financial Centre at 599 Tamiami Trail N. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment on Saturdays. For more information, call 261-2637. NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME BLU Naples Ph 239.403.9901 1170 3rd Street South The Plaza Olde Naples (Just up the stairs from Sea Salt Restaurant)www.blusushi.com11:30-2:00Winner of www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a Mon 3pm-6pm $10 Mojito PitchersWed 3pm-6pm$10 Margarita PitchersSat and Sun all day Til' 7$10 Mojito and 'Rita Pitchers Happy Hour Mon Fri: 3pm-6pm and Mon Thurs: 10pm-2amfeaturing $2 Domestic Drafts and Bottles, $4 Wells and House Wines, $5 Specialty Martinis including Patron Ritas and Zyr Cosmos and Daily Specials All Week Long Live Music Wed-Sun Karaoke every Tues @ 9pmThis Saturday All the way from Orlando, Rock n Roll Dueling Pianos Sing a Long Madness @ 9pm Every Wednesday is Price Pizza 5p-10p
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 A&E C15 Forbidden History Exhibit Forbidden History Exhibit Visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History to experience Forbidden History! Call 239-321-7430 or visit us at: www.sw museumofhistory.comDiscover the mysteries behind the stories that have been the stuff of legends, myths, conspiracy theories and movies. 50 exact replica artifacts and their stories including, the Stonehenge crop circle, Dead Sea scroll and the Ark of the Covenant converge in this never-before-seen exhibit!Debuts for the First Time Anywhere ONLY in Fort Myers!January 23 thru June 20, 2009 PROPERTIESPRICED TO SELL Best kept secret-Vanderbilt Lakesa gated community, west of 41, minutes to the beach, shopping and restaurants$349,000 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS 28931 Winthrop Circle, 3/2, 2032 sq. ft., under air, ready for your personal touch or just move right in, private with long lake views buy into a great neighborhood at a great price $549,000 WOW X 10 DREAM HOME 28461 Winthrop Circle, 4/2 2305 sq. ft. under air, TOTALLY REMODELED INTERIOR, pool, private with long lake views do not miss this one. $895,000 BREATHTAKING VIEWS DAY AND NIGHT 4451 Gulf Shore Blvd. N #1505, 3/3 2032 sq. ft., corner residence, storm shutters & hurricane glass, new AC unit and newer appliances, 24/7 doorman on duty $533,000 UNIQUE FLOORPLAN EASY LIVING 28904 Winthrop Circle, 4/3 Courtyard home 2492 sq. ft. under air, with Cabana, beautiful architectural features, plantation shutters just move right in $935,000 BREATHTAKING VIEWS DAY AND NIGHT 4451 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #705, 3/3, 2032 sq. ft., corner residence with storm shutters, great amenities to Include 24/7 doorman, 2 guest suites, fitness center, pool and much more Toes in the Sand-Solamar Venetian Village High Rise Gail OLeary239.293.9501www.gailoleary.com $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 Ho t OPEN SUNDAY 1-4pm OPEN SUNDAY 1-4pm OPEN SUNDAY 1-4pmBill van Gilder, creator and host of Throwing Clay on the DIY television network, will conduct a three-day workshop at Kilns n Clay Pottery Studio this weekend. A professional potter for more than 30 years, Mr. van Gilder apprenticed in Ireland and England, and earned a degree from Harrow School of Art in London. He has operated two teaching/training centers in South Africa under the auspices of The World Bank, and since 1979 has worked from his studio and gallery atop South Mountain in Central Maryland. He currently leads workshops around the world on pottery forming, decorating and firing techniques as well as on kiln building. He also has a line of professional potters tools available through retailers nationwide.Mr. Gilders workshop at Kilns n Clay begins with a half-day session from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and continues with full-day sessions Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25. The first session will focus on functional thrown and hand-built plates, platters and trays. Session two will involve bowls and mugs, and session three focus on trimming and detailing.Cost of the three-day workshop is $225, and space is limited to 15. Kilns n Clay Pottery Studio is at 2033 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. For more information, call 597-0987. Kilns n Clay welcomes potter Bill van Gilder for three-day workshop Bill van Gilder
C16 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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, presents eight farewell performances at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Feb. 3-8. Tickets are on sale now for $42$89. Since 1996, the success of Riverdance in North America has gone beyond our wildest dreams, said producer Moya Doherty. The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences 13 years after its debut in Dublin is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Ms. Doherty and directed by John McColgan, to date Riverdance has played more than 10,000 performances, been seen live by more than 21 million people in more than 300 venues throughout 32 countries across four continents. The troupe has traveled well over 563,000 miles, played to a worldwide television audience of nearly 2 billion; sold more than 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and over 10 million videos. Riverdance began as a seven-minute dance segment on the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The group had its world premiere at the Point Theatre, Dublin, in February 1995, where it opened to unanimous critical acclaim. I believe Riverdance has been basically a pathfinder, said Niall ODowd, founder of Irish America Magazine and the Irish Voice newspaper. The show, he added, has been a hugely important part of a transformation of the image of Ireland in the last 20 years. In an innovative blend of dance, music and song, Riverdance draws on Irish traditions. The combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music to the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Tickets to the Riverdance farewell performances at the Phil are available at the box office and by calling 597-1900 or by visiting www.thephil.org. Tickets to the Phil on sale now for a farewell to RiverdanceSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 19th 26th Wyland Galleries Artists in Residential Jan 23rd 25th Hogs Breath King Mackerel Tournament Jan 24th Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction Jan 24th 25th 24th Annual Key West Craft Show 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 Call 992-2411 for informationwww.naplesfortmyersdogs.com Sat., Jan. 24 Ist place $25,000Open 7 days a week 12pm -12am Texas hold em tournment $550 buy in A scene from RiverdanceCLARK JAMES MISHLER / ABHANN PRODUCITONS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 A&E C17 Set aside Sunday, Feb. 1, for a family day at the parkThe Naples Concert Band will present a free concert filled with circus acts, magic, singing, opera and a major motion picture soundtrack at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the band shell at Cambier Park. Ringmaster Robbie will team up with Geedle Deedle the Clown (a.k.a. conductor laureate Gale Scott) to present a circus extravaganza for the entire family. Ringmaster Robbie is created by childrens entertainer musician Mark Pettey, who has toured with such diverse groups as Ringling Bros. Circus and The Marshall Tucker Band along with numerous regional symphonies. Music director Harris Lanzel will conduct, and baritone Craig Greusel will perform Youll Never Walk Alone and Climb Every Mountain. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets. Although admission is free, donations are appreciated and will go toward Naples Concert Band scholarships that are awarded each year to deserving student members of the band. The Naples Concert Band is a non-Ringmaster Robbie 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 Inna Dukach as Mimi Inna was born to sing Mimi Lucy Arner, Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor I I M M M M As As As Friday, Jan. 23 7:30pm & Sunday, Jan. 25 3:00pmBRINGS YOU A LAVISH, ORIGINAL FULL-SCALE PRODUCTION OF 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. ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR OPERAS OF ALL TIMES In partnership with southwest floridas first and only professional regional opera company Sponsored bye Ibarra Group Sales Displays Competition Demonstrations Beginning Carving, Watercolors Painting, Drawing, Carving DesignEdwards Drive & Monroe Toll free 866.345.6183 or 239.434.2069 www.partnersbank.net1575 Pine Ridge Road #15 Mission Square, Naples, Florida 34109 3021 Airport-Pulling Road Capital Center, Naples, Florida 34105 MEMBER 2.00on balances of $25,000+APY* Equal Housing Lender*Capital Checking $100 minimum balance to open account and minimum daily balance of $5000.00 required to earn interest. To earn the promotional rate of 2.00% APY, your account balance must be greater than $25,000. This is a tiered rate account. The Capital Checking Account tiered APYs as of 01/12/09 are: $.00 to $4,999.99 is 0.00%; $5,000 to $24,999.99 is 1.75%; $25,000.00 and above is 2.00%; Tier rate applies to entire balance and account. Rates may change at any time before or after the account is opened. Fees may reduce earnings. There will be a fee if account is closed within 90 days of opening. Not available for business and non-prot accounts.%Plus: Unlimited Check Writing, FREE Internet Banking & Bill Pay, Overdraft Protection, FREE Check Card & More! Capital Checkingprofit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with old-fashioned concerts in the park. The band is in its 37th year offering free concerts to the Southwest Florida community. For more information, call 263-9521 or visit www.naplesconcertband.org.
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Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. Mondays are Rib Day Thursdays are Prime Rib EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Mon-Thus (4-6) www.VerginaRestaurant.com Alexanders, 4077 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 262-4999 A splendid courtyard and equally lovely dining room afford customers plenty of charm that pairs well with chef/owner Alexander Bernards food, a mix of European and American fare. There are several dishes marked as healthier lower in calories, fat and/or salt. Jumbo lump crabmeat in garlic butter was simple and succulent. Equally good was a wild mushroom and goat cheese strudel served with caramelized apples and sun-dried cherry gastrique. Miso-crusted butterfish was simple but elegant dish and the duck with its crisp skin, moist flesh, and tartsweet lingonberries and port wine reduction was excellent. Leave room for house-made desserts, such as apple nut cake with ice cream and Monikas crepe of passion. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Blue Water Bistro, Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero; 9492583 The newest of the Culinary Concepts restaurants, Blue Water Bistro fits in well with the contemporary look and feel of Coconut Point. A casual bistro specializing in seafood, theres something for everyone on the menu. High points of a recent meal included craband lobsterstuffed pot stickers, crispy crunchy calamari, morning-after mussels, chicken limone and a delicious vegetable platter (create your own from the list of veggies and starches). Less successful was a nightly special, consisting of three white fish that came devoid of sauce or color. Pineapple upside down cake with rum raisin ice cream ended the meal nicely. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 263-4421 Maxwells on the Bay has undergone a fabulous update with a sleek new look and a sophisticated menu to match. There was no improving upon the view of Naples Bay, which remains a focal point, but the dining room, done in lots of woods and earth tones, gives the restaurant a contemporary, stylish air. Executive Chef Brian Rolands menu features cutting-edge Continental cuisine, with dishes such as heirloom beets with fired goat cheese, escargot with wild mushrooms, spinach and Boursin cream, orange miso-glazed sea bass with goat cheese dumplings and milk chocolate lava cake. Polished service and an exemplary wine list further enhance the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Naples Tomato, 14700 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 598-9800 A vast wine selection and a menu of American Neapolitan cuisine make this a justifiably popular establishment. I particularly like that the management buys its tomatoes from local farms and the kitchen makes its own pasta. The Real Deal Crab Cake appetizer is one of the best Ive had south of Baltimore and is worthy of its name. A pane cotto escarole, white beans, bread and Parmesan cheese was another great starter. The pasta sampler was a winner, with raviolinni in Bolognese sauce, lasagna and shrimp and vegetables over angelhair pasta. Only the bland rainbow trout disappointed. For dessert, I can heartily recommend the Chocoholic, a warm chocolate cake with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Randys Fishmarket Restaurant 10395 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 5935555 For fresh seafood served in an ultracasual setting, Randys is a keeper. Wellworn tables and floors attest to the popularity of this north Naples restaurant. While Id advise steering clear of the blackened items, in which the seasoning overpowers the seafood, I can heartily recommend the crab cakes, stone crab claws and the Key lime pie, which is a specialty of the house. There are a few non-fish items as well in case a confirmed carnivore happens in by accident. Service was swift but friendly. The well-stocked seafood market affords home cooks ample options for creating their own fish dishes as well. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTSCapsule summaries of previous reviewsApple nut cake with vanilla gelato is one of several housemade desserts served at Alexanders. th h a t pa i rs o wner e rx s r t o stuffed pot calam a c hi c v y w of up si ra is in i cecre Ap pl e nu t ca ke Naples Tomato wine lounge Sunday Brunch Upscale Dining on the East Trail Steaks & Seafood with an Italian touchPaul Ferguson Friday, Jan 23 5:30-8:30pm Lounge Reminiscents Feat. The G MAN of Oldies 92.5FM; DETROIT JOE Turner, and New Yorks CRUISIN EDDIE Doo-Wop Extraordinaire! Jan 23 8:30-??? Main Room Watch for Mongellos Grand Opening! (Formerly KJs) Early Bird Specials 3-5pm Daily Karaoke Wed./Sat./Sun. Buzz Time Trivia in Lounge THE BIG GAME February 1, 2009 5-11pm All-You-Can-Eat Buffet All-You-Can-Drink* *Limited to Domestic Beer and Well Drinks $50 Per Person 2 for 1 Drinks, 11am-5pm Entertainment Nightly with Dancing Cahlua & Cream Jan 27 & Feb 10 7-10pm $10 Cover Soon to be Wendy Renee Monday, Jan 26 6-9pm Lounge Jason DeSimons Thursdays 6-9pm Lounge Emma Lee Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm Lounge Billy Bridger Saturdays 6-9pm Lounge 4221 Tamiami Trail East, Naples 239.793.2644 Travis Mondays 6-9pm Lounge
If you go >>Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday >>Reservations: Accepted for parties of six or more>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: appetizers, $4.95-$26.95; sushi, $4.50-$14.95; entrees, $14.95-$28.95 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: Booths, conventional tables and chair, at the bar, as well as tables on the covered patio>>Specialties of the house: Mussels a la Tuscana, lobster martini, blue crab cakes, mozzarella and tomato salad, lamb shanks, shrimp rustica, N.Y. strip pizzaiola, cioppino, Noodles let mignon, grouper Oscar, red dragon roll, godfather roll >>Volume: Moderate to loud >>Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar Mission Square Plaza, 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 592-0050Pasta and sushi? These are not two cuisines Id be inclined to combine, yet Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar makes it seem like a natural pairing. Anyone who has lived here for the past 15 or so years will remember Noodles when it was a modest and relatively plain pasta joint, with a mix-and-match menu of noodles and sauces. The specialty was moderately priced comfort fare, and it worked fine for a while. But times have changed, and so has Noodles. Today, Noodles offers upscale pasta, first-class sushi, and a variety of other Italianate dishes and even a handful of low-carb options. It has a swanky club ambience, enhanced by original works from Sweet Art Gallery mounted throughout the dining room. Because Noodles only takes reservations for parties of six or more, we opted for an early start to dinner. At 6:30 p.m., it was lively but there were still plenty of seats. It wasnt long before the place began to fill up, and by the time we left, people were waiting for seats. With the band setting up the estimable jazz flutist Paul Rozmus, singer Renata and keyboardist Steve Anthony, who will be there again this Saturday and the following one I feel certain the crowds grew thicker still as the evening progressed. Noodles owners have gone to great lengths to make the atmosphere as appetizing as the food. The room has a warm glow, the result of a primarily brown and gold color palette, with lots of small, wellsituated pendant lamps wrapped in decorative copper tubing illuminating tables without blinding diners. We settled into a roomy booth with a great view of the room and were soon enjoying glasses of Brancott unoaked chardonnay and Christian Audigier syrah, along with fresh bread, tapenade and olive oil, while we contemplated the many options afforded by Noodles expansive menu. Im wary when I see a menu of this size, wondering how one kitchen can successfully execute dozens of dishes. Judging from the meal we put together, which included Italian fare, a bit of sushi and dessert, this kitchen hasnt overextended itself. We tried a bit of East and West for appetizers, with a nightly special of grilled shrimp and the whimsically named Paisano roll. The shrimp were large and sweet, perfectly grilled and served with white truffle polenta cake and corn and tomato relish then finished with corn puree and crispy leeks. Although the polenta and puree were very mild, they served as good textural counterpoints to the perfectly grilled and seasoned shrimp. The Paisano roll was quite large, cut into 10 easy-to-eat pieces. Consisting of fried snapper, scallions and cucumber topped with smoked salmon, avocado, sesame and sweet sauce, it, too, afforded great variety in tastes and textures. Both dishes were beautifully plated as well. We werent quite finished with our appetizers when our entrees arrived. This was a surprising occurrence in a place that so obviously prides itself on service. The entrees were delivered by an expediter, but when our vigilant server saw what had happened, she quickly came over to apologize. It wasnt a catastrophe wed finished the shrimp and were almost done with the roll but wed have preferred a few minutes to relax between courses.Both the cioppino and the lamb shanks came in brightly colored china bowls, the cioppino in dark blue, the lamb in a pumpkin-colored one. The cioppino consisted of a delicious montage of shrimp, scallops, mussels, salmon and snapper over house-made linguini. However, the fennel plum tomato wine sauce hit a sour note when we tasted the tomatoes, which had an off, over-the-hill flavor. We told the server, who apologized and swiftly dispatched the manager to our table. He, too, apologized and offered to replace the NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 22-28, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Key lime pie gets a festive look with stripes of strawberry sauce. diningCALENDAR 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 low-fat, 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 fivecourse 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. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Haskells: Cooking class, Florida fish, with Chef Vincenzo Betulia, $85, 2021 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. Call 254-1120. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Cooking class, Fowl Humor, with Annie DePeiro preparing a Moroccan chicken dish, Annies curry and chicken a la king, $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Naples. Call 514-4663. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Cooking class, Flavors of Tuscany, explores the traditional style of this famed region, $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-2222. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Wine and dine cooking class with Flemings Sous Chef Nate Szwejbka demonstrating how to create an impressive three-course meal with appropriate wine pairings, $10, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Call 552-5100. Thursday, Jan. 29, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Cooking class, Delicious Duck, with Chef Kristina San Filippo showing how to prepare and cook various cuts of duck, $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-2222. Thursday, Jan. 29, 4:45-6:45 p.m., Naples Princess: Haskells presents its monthly sunset wine-tasting cruise featuring 25 wines, hot and cold appetizers aboard the Naples Princess, $65, departs from 550 Port O Call Way (on the south side of U.S. 41 next to the Gordon River Bridge), Naples. Call 254-1120. Thursday, Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Cooking class, Put Some South in Your Mouth, with Shelly Connors preparing Southern classics such as BLT salad, baked cwheese grits with shrimp sauce and peach and pecan crepes with vanilla caramel sauce, $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Naples. Call 514-4663.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. Divergent cuisines form harmonious union at Noodles Caf karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE C T re d c g roun d ti o 51 dish. Because wed eaten a good bit of the seafood already, we asked instead that the kitchen remove the tomatoes and place the seafood on a new bed of pasta. In a matter of minutes, the remaining seafood came back in a fresh plate on fresh pasta with a new version of the sauce, which included canned tomatoes. It was a welcome improvement.There were no such issues with the lamb, which was tender and delicious, served with natural juices enhanced by a bit of wine, garlic, rosemary, bay leaves and celery all served over house-made fettuccine. It might seem that any pasta would do fine beneath such an array of flavors, but the consistency and flavor of the homemade version enhanced all the other ingredients. Dinner ended with a wedge of light and creamy Key lime pie topped with stripes of strawberry sauce. Ensconced in our oversized booth, we were comfortable and satisfied. Wed have liked to have lingered, perhaps over an after-dinner drink, but the band wasnt due to start playing for another hour and it was obvious that there were plenty of people waiting for tables to open. No one ever made us feel as if they were anxious for us to leave. In fact, from the moment we walked in the door, the staff was gracious and accommodating. Our server was obviously busy, but never had that breathless, hurried attitude that overextended servers often adopt. The managers willingness to do whatever we wanted to rectify the tomato problem left us with a good feeling about Noodles. This is a restaurant that sets the bar high and has the energy and talent to reach that level on all fronts. The Paisano roll, with fried snapper smoked salmon and avocado, is one of many sushi roll options on the Noodles menu.Slow-roasted lamb shanks are tender and moist, accompanied by their natural juices, herbs and vegetables. C ons i st l ion s t h e rs T h is fe o f s fe N mo m was s er v t h a t ex s o f dishes l we p p p ut u ud ed ed of a a a r i ll l ed e wh i ms s ic al l al a ly ly y The Pais a with frie d s m oke a nd o n s s s s s s
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