Up the creekDay or night, guided canoe tours offer a new perspective of CollierSeminole State Park. A26 ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES' HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 & 9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C19, 20 & 21 VINO C22 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 18 FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009Bravo!Opera Naples gets a rousing review for the ever-popular La Boheme. C1 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JANUARY 29, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERSpiffing up The Ritz Five-star, five-diamond resort just keeps getting better. B1 Having a ballThe Hope Gala for juvenile diabetes research and other see-and-beseen events. C19, 20 & 21 Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club has been recognized as one of Floridas newest Clean Marinas, the 11th in Collier County. Representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection and Clean Boating Partnership awarded the designation in a bayside presentation that was attended by Lt. Gov. Kottkamp. During the presentation, the lieutenant governor commended Hamilton Harbor for its environmental stewardship. Only one out of every 12 marinas in Florida has achieved the Clean Marina designation. The Clean Marina action plan has more than 150 steps in categories ranging from emergency preparedness, hurricane planning and fire safety to the management of fuel, solid and liquid wastes, chemicals, batteries and storm water, among others. Ted Maupin, director of marina operations at Hamilton Harbor, said the clubs goal was to meet or exceed every Clean Marina requirement. We provide boaters with a sewage pump at every boat slip, instead of just one or two pumps for the entire marina, he said. Storm water is recycled for cleaning, he added, and the sea wall was built to be submerged at high tide in order to restore natural tidal flowsHamilton Harbor Yacht Club earns state's Clean Marina status SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE YACHT CLUB, A18 COURTESY PHOTOHamilton Harbor Yacht Club takeoff?ready for A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STORY BY ROGER WILLIAMS | RWILLIAMS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMhings have really changed. Airports arent as bad as they once were at least, not the one that has the 12,000-foot runway perched 30 feet above sea level about 30 miles northeast of Naples. Not that Douglas Adams was wrong, necessarily, when he said, Its no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase As pretty as an airport appear. But beauty isnt everything. Like its brethren throughout the world, Southwest Florida Inter-Tnational Airport RSW in airport code is a litmus test of the region stretching from Naples to Fort Myers, and beyond. In appearance, in the people it draws, and in its presentation of itself and all of us, however, its like no other place. RSW is the crossroads of our culture, just as grand urban train stations or great harbors once played such a role in cultures everywhere.REVELATIONS ABOUT THEAT RSWSEE TAKEOFF, A8 TRAVELING PARADE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 One out of 10. Thats 10 percent, which is considered a high casualty rate in war. Then theres the wounded, of course. But thats where we are in the current economic war 10 percent flat out of work on the Southwest coast, and a lot more out of good work. As I define it, good work pays the rent, buys the food, clothes the children, keeps the cars insured and running, and keeps the worker insured and running. Never mind a savings. How many of us hold jobs that wont provide everything we need: 50 percent? 75 percent? 90 percent? The walking wounded, if you will.The two-income family is now as common as fast food, which, come to think of it, must be a lucrative business in a time when two incomes are required just to make it.If youre single and working and youre making it youre probably either a doctor, a lawyer doing foreclosures, or a long-time, established worker without kids. Unless of course youre a company bigwig. Otherwise, youre a moonlighter (see Florida Weeklys last issue for a look at those tough-minded, dauntless folks who work two or three jobs to keep the boat afloat). All of this raises the question of our children. What we can do to help them so that someday, when we arent there or were too old, they can survive anything they have to? Since were about to give billions of dollars to banks and corporate leaders in order to stave off a 1930s-style economic depression, our children will likely begin their adult lives way behind the starting line, since theyll be paying off our debt. But if something truly traumatic happens to society in the noon of their lives, we want them to be able to eat dinner, anyway. Ive suggested before in this space, therefore, that teaching children to grow and hunt or fish their food is probably essential, odd as that sounds in a supermarket-affixed culture. At least, its essential for my own peace of mind about my own children, and yours, too, since my children will be responsible for yours, in part and yours for mine. We are Americans. We are humans. You know the reasoning, and its good reasoning.But that involves, well, dirt. And blood. And hoes and seeds and water and sun and nets and line and hooks and knives and guns. And mostly it involves desire the desire to eat from your own hand. Is your life far removed from dirt and blood? Probably. And you may not want to hear about it, anyway. (Step one: Shoot hog. Step two: Cut hogs throat with sharp knife. Let blood drain out. Step three: Hoist hog upside down. Bleed out hog completely. Step four: While hog hangs upside down, cut hog with very sharp knife from stem to stern. Step five: Remove intestines. Step six: skin hog.) Wait a minute, theres another way. Abe Lincoln did it, and he lived in a time and place when he was also required to shoot a turkey (he only ever pulled the trigger on one, he later recalled) and butcher hogs, not to mention plough, plant, grow and harvest what he ate. Heres how he did it: He read, and read and read and read, everything he could find. He memorized what he read, too the Bible and Shakespeare and poetry and the novel Robinson Crusoe and political philosophers and anything else he could coax out of a printed page. So let me ask you (instead of asking you about dirt and blood), is your life far removed from reading? More importantly, are the lives of your children or grandchildren awash in books? It seems impractical at a glance. What has reading got to do with living well with surviving and eating, with excelling and succeeding? Arguably, Mr. Lincoln became president in part because he hungered not only to eat, but to read and most of us arent Lincoln. But most of us can learn to love to read, if someone helps us love it. My three boys all read because all of them love life, that resplendent and compelling wrap that clings to our every breath and thought. And they learned that from people who love them, and who helped them to love the wrap. They were taught to love life they were taught to love to read. So I say, go do that for our children. Or volunteer to help a teacher do it teach them to read. Theyll find a way to eat, then. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.orgReading to surviveNash Williams and his grandfather, Pat Bennett, on the reading trail.ROGER WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY $99$200Insulated low E Windowsstarting atImpact Windowsstarting atWINDOWS | INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DOORS | HARDWARE | MOULDINGS INCLUDING CROWN, CHAIR RAIL, BASEBOARDS AND CASING | WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENT AND REPAIRS | IN HOUSE INSTALLATION, SERVICE AND DELIVERY VISIT OUR SHOWROOM OR SCHEDULE AN (OFF METRO PKWY) FORT MYERS, FL239.332.7170FIND OUT HOW WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY Variety of Window & Door styles to every of manufacturers! Make a Statement! Replace your front door!
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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 Do we really want another new deal?Barack Obamas lefty admirers are agitating for a new New Deal. Well know that weve achieved that blessed state when the government destroys 6 million baby pigs turning many of them into grease and fertilizer (anything but food) to prop up the price of pork. Or when it plows under a quarter of the Souths cotton and slaughters pregnant cows. American agricultural policy remains perverse to this day, but nobody is calling for the willy-nilly destruction of American crops and livestock as a means of checking deflation and fostering economic recovery. New Deal nostalgics forget all the elements of Franklin Roosevelts program that were frankly absurd and economically ruinous. Should we want Mr. Obama to propose a quasi-militaristic program to empower business cartels to set prices, on the model of FDRs National Recovery Administration? Should he take his cue from FDR and prosecute businesses that discount their products, giving strapped consumers a break? Should he triple taxes, hiking excise taxes on common consumer goods and imposing an entirely new payroll tax on employment? Should he crib from FDRs speeches and demonize business and investors? Should he create government make-work jobs and pay people to clear trails in the national parks and unemployed artists to paint murals in post offices? The New Deal has been much discussed lately as the country has plunged into its worst financial crisis since the 1930s. And an amazing event has occurred: The left has admitted that the New Deal did not in fact as all Americans learned in their schoolbooks end the Great Depression. For the longest time, the New Deal coasted on a glorious reputation that shielded it from its record. As Mark Twain remarked, Once a man acquires a reputation as an early riser, he can start sleeping until noon every day. In 1938, the unemployment rate was back to 19 percent, as the country swooned into the depression within the depression. FDRs advocates say the problem was that, after economic gains, he pulled back too soon on his program of deficit spending. As Jim Powell, author of FDRs Folly, points out, this concedes that FDR had failed to foster a business climate strong enough for recovery. (Have any of Mr. Obamas boosters noticed, by the way, that a program of massive deficit spending that will be quickly rolled up as soon as the economy begins to recover is exactly what Mr. Obama is proposing now?) Most analysts agree that World War II ended the Depression. The left tries to appropriate the war for the New Deal by characterizing it as simply a public-works program writ large as if global cataclysm, with millions killed, countries overrun by invading armies and major cities reduced to rubble, is just the thing we need to get an economy moving again. FDR was a prodigious political talent, whose high spirits and well-chosen words inspired the public, and a man of great personal courage. He left his imprint forever on American government, for better or worse. He was an exceptional wartime leader. Much can be said in his favor except he didnt end the Great Depression. Barack Obama, take note. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYNew Cover Florida health insurance can mean substantial savings to all Gov. Charlie Christ and the state legislature have put the citizens of Florida in a partnership with the health industry oligopoly as of last week. Thats when a program called Cover Florida started, covering uninsured residents from 19 to 64. Its currently available to nearly 4 million uninsured people. The non-catastrophic plan costs about $50 a month. The catastrophic plan costs about $150 a month but rates vary depending on age, gender, and benefit options. The new insurance plan is supposed to provide affordable health insurance, cover the cost of drugs or give a discount on drugs. What it really does is bring to light the true cost of what health insurance should be. Employers can reap huge cash savings by using Cover Florida. Say, for example, an employers premium for an employees catastrophic health coverage is $6,500 per year. Under Cover Florida, employees could pay just $1,800 for similar coverage. The employers must cancel their present coverage and six months later have the employee purchase their own insurance. New employees can be covered immediately. Each employee could be paid an additional $200 per month to cover the plan and additional taxes. That would save the employer about $4,100. The savings are even greater if the employer pays for family health insurance coverage, which costs as much as $14,000 a year. Under this scenario, the employer could save as much as $8,000 per year. The employee must purchase an individual catastrophic coverage plan for their spouse and cover their children under Florida Kid Care Program. The lions share of the premiums was going to the insurance companies. Using the $1,800 figure as the base for all costs, the average premium of $6,500 is 3.6 times larger, which represents an additional cost of $4,700 or 260 percent going to the insurance companies. The insurance companies are getting more than twice as much as the doctors and the hospitals. The fair cost for the insurance companies contribution can be determined by comparing additional charges of other third-party payers. The largest insurance group, the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, adds an additional 1.5 percent to the providers health care costs. Other third-party payers like VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover; get paid 4 to 6 percent of the billed amount, but they have to guarantee payment, pay quickly and assume the risk of bad debt from people who do not pay. This is a problem only in the United States. When you compare the percent of health care expenditures of the Gross Domestic Product with that of other industrial countries, you see we are spending two to three times as much. But the kicker to all this additional expense is that it has not improved the quality of our health care system but made it worse. The U.S. is ranked 41st by the World Health Organization. One of the most appalling considerations taken into account of this low ranking is infant mortality, where the United States is ranked 29th. They say the cost savings is due to the fact the Cover Florida policyholders must use the insurance companies in-network health care providers. Most of these innetwork health care providers pay a consideration, which is a percentage of their fees, a brokering fee, to the insurance companies for referring their policyholders. These payments are quite substantial for the health care providers. For example, Lee Memorial Health Systems largest expenditure is close to $500 million for brokering fees. In the past, the IRS did not require a tax-exempt organization like Lee Memorial Health System to report its brokering fees; they were allowed to write them off as a contract adjustment. These contract adjustments were the secret discounts of the amounts owed by the insurance companies. Today we have a new IRS regulation, Industry Director Directive on Contractual Allowance Issues in the Healthcare Industry, so the consideration paid must now be reported by both the health care provider and the insurance companies and the insurance companies must pay taxes on these brokering fees. The purpose of the co-payment is to encourage the policyholder to seek the leastexpensive health care provider because the co-payment money comes out of their pocket. The Cover Florida plan calls for a co-payment of 20 percent for the insurance companies in-network providers, who normally pay a brokering fee to the insurance company but, if they use a health care provider who is out-of-network they must pay a co-payment of 40 percent to the insurance company, even if the out-of-network provider is cheaper. This is a restriction of trade, placing a limitation on competition, sanctioned by state legislation; if a policyholder does not boycott the out-of-network health care provider, their out of pocket expense is twice as much. The co-payment is a billable item from the insurance company, not from the health care provider; pay the co-payment to the insurance company to establish a contractual relationship. If anything goes wrong with your medical procedures, you are not limited to whom you can sue for medical malpractice. You can also sue the insurance company, for using their in-network health care provider. Get an invoice from the insurance company for the co-payment; pay the insurance company, not the health care provider. The $4,100 to $8,000 savings the employer saves could be used to save jobs, increase profits or give substantial raises to the employees. This would be a greater stimulus package than Congress is going to try to pass. Roy Meidinger is a retired employee of AT&T. He was trained as a system analyst at Bell laboratories and has used his skills to analyze the health care industry for the past 10 years.BY ROY J. MEIDINGER
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 At the university, though, something else broke on this occasion not a leg, but his longtime desire to be elsewhere. In the colloquium class, we talked about environment, a sense of place and a sense of community. It all clicked in me at same time, he explains. I thought, I want to rededicate myself to this place. I fell in love with my home. And when this job came along, I felt like I was pitching in. The job arrived as an internship in which Mr. Kinirys mentors and peers at WGCU, the veteran news anchors Amy Tardiff and Valerie Alker, recognized talent (his) and promoted it, they have said. But the instincts and the energy come sizzling into public radio via a Kiniry gene, apparently. Either that, Mr. Kiniry surmises, or they come from the woman in his life, his daughter Guinevere, who will turn 4 in March. Unknowingly, perhaps, Guinevere played a crucial role in anchoring Mr. Kiniry to his work in public radio last year, when her mother left him a few days before the couple were due to be married. I just thought, I cant be nuts, I cant lose my (cool) here. I have to make sure that everything that happens around Guin doesnt hurt her. Guin is my magical fountain of creative energy. Shes the reason I knew I had to just suck it up, handle it and Its 6:19 a.m., and where is Mike Kiniry? But first, a philosophic question: Is it true, as Aristotle said, that a thing cannot both be and not be in the same time and the same place? The answer is no. Aristotle didnt have radio, and radio is where Mike Kiniry is. Radio allows Mr. Kiniry to fold his long frame into a darkly upholstered chair surrounded by soundproof foam walls in the studio at WGCU-FM each morning, and be 100 miles of somewhere else at the same time. Sitting alone, the photographer-bypassion, radio-host-by-trade clutches a cup of coffee and speaks to a mute microphone, while the sensors and their needles dance and flash in the machines shelved beside him. Meanwhile his cheerful voice, a model of the soft Florida drawl, breaks the silence in every direction. It echoes gently across Marco Island, it drifts through Naples like a warming breeze on 91.7-FM, and it tickles early listeners abed or a-table or a-driving beyond, on 90.1 FM. In that very instant, he is seemingly everywhere. Thousands of men and women who anchor their lives to the gulf coast, like Mr. Kiniry, are greeted by the eventempered, level-headed, completely dependable icon of public radio. Good morning, he says. This is Mike Kiniry. When you hear it, its hard not to reply, wherever you are: Hey, Mike, good morning back at you. Need another cup of coffee? And if you did, hed be grateful, especially since hell be delivering news and hosting cartwheels of topical conversation into the afternoon. That takes energy, and it also takes passion, the kind Mr. Kiniry says he acquired only over time, and because of an accident. None of this would have happened if he hadnt thoughtfully broken his leg during his freshman year at the University of Central Florida not that he knew it or sought that outcome at the time. Hed graduated from high school in Fort Myers, where he arrived at age 8 from Kansas City, gone off to college, joined a fraternity and showed up for an intramural soccer game. He was carried off the field, and the proverbial road of his life forked. Id always wanted to leave for good, like everybody else, he recalls. But the accident led to his return home, where he worked in a bookstore for years (hes widely read), for a golf shop (he was once a highly competitive player who now estimates his handicap at about 10 and his opportunities to play at about once per year) and as a bartender, which he did to help earn a degree at FGCU.Good morning back at you, Mike KiniryBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Mike Kiniry and GuinevereCOURTESY PHOTOmove on. I was like, I still have to wake up and talk on the radio like things are OK. So he did, refusing to surrender his passion for radio or his curiosity about the world for example, he listens to talk radio hosts with ideologies ranging from the farthest right to the farthest left, always with equanimity, he says. And when things happen to you in life, radio makes it easier, in a way. Thats your little safe place. At first, youre overwhelmed by whos listening. But eventually you say, I dont care about who is listening. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 All that provides reason enough for Florida Weekly to conduct the simplest exercise: On a single day last week, we went out to observe what RSW offers at first glance, as if wed never seen it before. And in some ways, we hadnt. More than 691,000 people came through this airport in December. In 2008, 7.6 million traveled its concourses, coming and going, according to Lee County Port Authority statistics. Thats an astounding average of 20,822 people per day for each of the 365 days in a year. Chances are most of them were more worried about getting to the right gate or baggage turnstile than about catching a whiff of the culture here on the sunny Southwest coast and you may have one of those travelers. Here, we may give you a reason to glance around next time you join the traveling parade.Pretty is as pretty doesYou still might not be inclined to say, As pretty as an airport. Instead, you might be startled by the beauty of blue light flooding a long train of windows to the sky, the bronzed dolphins leaping from a torrent of water, a cypress-head swamp or sea-borne sunset splashed in a rich palette of watercolors, or the dragon flies of ruby or indigo glass and silver, aloft in the great hall. You might even glance backward into once upon a time, to a plain, plankfloored room outfitted with two single beds, a bureau, a washbasin and pitcher, a couple of oil lamps and a mosquito mister, where a fresh breeze ruffles the curtains framing wide-open windows. Those windows look out on San Carlos Bay and the distant mangrove burr of Pine Island from the home photographer Charlie McCulloughs grandfather built on Sanibel Island in 1908. The title of the photo, taken about 1942 before Mr. McCullough went off to join the 10th Mountain Division during World War II, is, The Way It Was. Its one of three signed McCullough photos on the 300-yard-long wall upstairs in the RSW terminal building. The way it was is not the way it is now, of course, at RSW not with an architecture that startles by its introduction of light and space amid utter utility in the main terminal; and not with the waterfront condos, new homes and golf courses that rotate their lush images one after another across the electronic billboards throughout the airports main hallways; and not with the fruits of industrial and automotive largesse that invite travelers to pluck them from their dreams: a beluga-colored Bentley priced at $219,215 downstairs by the baggage (some baggage); and upstairs a Jaguar XFL ($51,350) along with a Porsche Cayman S Sport Coupe ($73,865). Each of those dream machines comes from Naples car dealers, and each has four tires and a steering wheel, along with a front seat and a back seat, just like Thomas Edisons Cadillac or Henry Fords Model T. The antique cars are there too, on loan from the Edison-Ford Winter Estates, along with cardboard mannequins of the inventors standing beside their machines. Only at RSW can you learn that exactly 100 years before Porsche came out with this Cayman Sport Coupe in 2008, Mr. Edison began tooling around in his Cadillac Model 1908G, a four-cylinder opera coupe with a 1906 Columbia electric car cab added to the Caddy chassis. It would be six years before Mr. Ford introduced his 1914 Model T, a fourcylinder engine that used a crank to start and could do a maximum of about 25 mph faster than a man could sprint, but slower than a horse could gallop. The Model T cost $490, which would be about $10,350 in todays market. And it got about 25 miles per gallon of fuel, which is better than the Bentley (rated at 10 mpg in the city and 17 on the highway) and at least as good or better than the Porsche (rated at 18/26) or the Jaguar (16/25).Theater of the realThe way it was, was not always good.In those days, when airports offered about as much of the local culture as a fastfood wrapper, you would go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest arent bad people; theyre just acquaintances, as Jay Leno said.Now, a woman who describes herself as a friend of a friend is holding up a sign for her friends friend, since shes never seen him before, she says. The sign reads, Shane Wells. Now thats really a friend, but this is really an airport, where such little acts of friendship are the almost invisible threads in a much larger tapestry of stories. There is no better place to observe the theater of the real, that patchwork of American stories now made our very own, than at RSW. You might begin by riding in from the long-term parking lot on a shuttle piloted by Richard just Richard, a Kentuckian who tells us he worked for Ford Motor Company in Louisville for almost 40 years and has retired twice, once in 1998 and again in 2005. About Fords future, you can get it here from the horses mouth. Its been hard, he says, but theyre coming back. The new guy in charge is just exactly what they need. At the terminal, you might find Muffy just Muffy (whos a lot tougher than her name suggests), waiting to help you behind an information booth. As a girl growing up in New York City, she recalls, shed go into Manhattan from Flushing, Queens, with her friends, see Glenn Miller play from the balcony of the Paramount, have a 40-cent meal in Chinatown and stiff out the waiter from a tip and walk all the way home using the last 10 cents she had for an ice cream cone instead of the subway (5 cents) and the bus (another 5 cents) all for $1. Muffy doesnt care about dollars anymore. Were all volunteers, you know, she says of her cadre of helpers, after giving a man directions to Marco Island.Throughout the terminal, the ebb and flow of daily life rolls on: Housekeepers in uniform blue shirts move from trash can to trash can, emptying near-empty bags and replacing them, ignoring the Porche and the Jag, but not the people near them. One blue-shirted woman wielding a dust scoop smiles at another woman, a traveler, wielding a fretsome child.Other workers wheel carts of food through the airport milk and pastries, for example, or tray upon tray of sandwich wraps and canned drinks. One man, his airport I.D. swinging wildly, rushes past with a guitar case emblazoned stem to stern with stickers, including a prominent Black Rock. An older couple move stiffly toward some seats, but halt in the open hall before they reach them. They turn to each other, wrap themselves in an embrace of four arms, head to head and hip to hip, and begin kissing. Slowly they sway like sea grass in a gentle current, back and forth, until the kiss ends, when they resume their walk to the chairs, seating themselves without a word. Meanwhile, a suitcase-toting Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah walks past past the gift shop, the displays of books about Florida or by Floridians or both, past the Starbucks stand, the golf shop with its 50-percent off sales, past the Dunkin Donuts and past the kissing couple, before turning with a companion into Chilis Grill & Bar, a sit-down restaurant with a touch screen menu. A party of winter-clad visitors follows behind the commissioner. We went to the bathroom so I could change out of my winter boots into my sandals, one woman explains to her companions, glancing proudly at her strappy shoes and freshly painted red toenails. On a nearby chair, a woman says, My neighbors take care of it, theyre here all year. She shrugs. I stopped worrying about hurricanes. I figure, Ive got insurance, why worry? her companion replies. Well, that hurricane they had in was it 2002 or 2004? ours was still new enough that the developer did it all over, the walls and everything. When an elderly man wearing scenes of a fox hunt on his trousers limps past, both women stop to stare, while a couple speaking German grows suddenly silent. A younger woman walking with two pre-teen girls and a smiling man announces suddenly shes heading to the restroom. I thought we were going to the beach, protests one girl. I want to go to the beach, insists the other. It only takes 30 seconds to change, the woman says. Sure enough, about 90 seconds later she emerges in shorts, a halter top and sandals. Her upper calves, now exposed, reveal the marks of the socks she wore from Milwaukee, where her flight originated. In the background, ignored by most, Bob Dylan is singing his 1966 version of Like a Rolling Stone. A grandpa, meeting a young couple with a small boy, says to the youngster, Ive got a BIG surprise for you at home.An art museum by any other name In airports of old, or elsewhere, its a pretty sure bet that grandpa didnt get to meet his family in front of an extensive collection of art provided through the Port Authoritys Art in Flight program. But here, RSW showcases paintings and sculpture by artists working in Lee and Collier counties. Among them: Caitlin Blankenhorn, Daniel Calvert, John W. Cane, Muffy Clark Gill, Robert Greenwald, Scott Guelcher, John Ketley, Megan Kissinger, Jo-Ann Lizio, Joshua Myers, Sandi Orgovan, Renee Rey, Doris Schroeder, Carl E. Schwartz, Bill Thomas, Florene Welebny and Roseline Young. And then theres Mr. McCullough, with his two other pictures flanking The Way It Was. In one, youre about 50 yards off a fish house, out on the water, where a man smiles at you from the deck above the pilings that disappear beneath the waves (Fish House). In the other, youre watching Ralph Woodring cast his fishing net (Ralph Woodring Casting), which is an extraordinary moment in time. Nowhere else in the world can you stand and watch Mr. Woodring work, since hes about 60 years older now and no one else does it quite that way anymore. Mr. McCullough took that picture about the time of the Berlin Airlift, in 1948-49. The Berlin Airlift A Legacy of Friendship, which uses more than 60 historic photos to depict the moment when America, England and France saved more than two million Germans by airlifting supplies in thousands of daily flights into West Berlin, through Soviet airspace, stretches out nearby. That exhibit isnt unique to RSW; it also appeared in Seattle, courtesy of the German government. After all, more than 100,000 Germans visit Southwest Florida each year. Steve just Steve, who might shuttle you back out to the long-term lot if you parked there isnt one of our German visitors. Instead, hes a Brit, and a resident. With his gray hair pulled back in a ponytail, he recalls his boyhood in England, where he was born in Yorkshire and raised outside of Manchester. Yeah, they had snow there, he says, pausing to glance past the long lines of traffic and into the flat line of trees rising from the surrounding wetlands. Theyre shimmering and alive with new green in the afternoon light, where the air measures exactly 80 degrees Fahrenheit. But Im here now, Steve adds. And even though he works four days a week for eight hours a shift, his grin sheds the same unmistakable pleasure that illuminates the terminal in the faces of thousands each day. Thats the airport, for you as pretty as a winter day. TAKEOFFFrom page 1
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When he went ashore in Everglade, Mr. Allen found perhaps one of Southwest Floridas most famous nomads, John Weeks, who is rumored to have moved from oyster mound to oyster mound yearly. Much to Mr. Allens surprise, he also found magnificent crops. Wild potatoes gave rise to the name Potato Creek, which later became the Allen River and eventually the Barron River. According to Everglades City historian and author Marya Repko, local legend says the Seminoles had planted the potatoes along the riverbanks. Mr. Allen did go on to Key West, but only so he could gather supplies and return to Everglade to begin a new life, complete with a plan to export vegetables via Key West to the northern states, which were still rebuilding after the Civil War. He built a home in Everglade and stayed there until 1889, whereupon he sold the house to George Storter Jr., who eventually came to own all of the land of Everglade. Mr. Storter added on to the Allen home and opened it as an inn for visiting sport fishermen.Barrons county seatIn 1922, Mr. Collier bought all of Mr. Storters land interest in Everglade with the intent to create a town that would serve as his home base while he completed the Tamiami Trail. His first order of business was to create the foundation for this town, literally. Mr. Collier was a brilliant visionary, but his true genius was his ability to amass a team of people who could see his dream for Florida. Leading that team was Graham Copeland of South Carolina. A Southern gentleman and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mr. Copeland joined Mr. Colliers team in 1924 after his service in World War I, during which he had been given charge to build the Navys air station in Ireland. Mr. Copelands role was paradoxically simple: Plan and build the town of Everglades City and mobilize the forces needed to complete the Tamiami Trail. From 1926 to 1929, he did just that, orchestrating dredges to pull muck from the Allen River to increase the towns usable land from approximately 100 acres to 660 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Meet the B.C. (Before Collier) pioneers of Everglades CityBY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyThe Storter home, originally the W.S. Allen family home acres. Now Mr. Collier could build his company town complete with a trolley, hospital and clinic, movie house, library, railroad depot, two hotels and a jail. Except for the government building and the fish houses, Mr. Collier owned it all and employed most of the town folks. Even before the town and the Tamiami Trail were complete, Gov. Cary A. Hardee appointed five citizens to serve as the governing body. They met for the first time on July 7, 1923, in the Storter family inn (which later became the Rod and Gun Club).The end of the trailUpon completion of the Tamiami Trail, Everglades City became less of a construction town and more of a commercial fishing town. In 1953, the town took over its operation from the Collier Company, which had moved to the Naples area. Reluctant talks of moving the county seat to Naples were expedited due to Hurricane Donna in September 1960, and in October 1961, Henry Watkins Jr., chairman of the county commission, broke ground for Collier Countys permanent county seat. 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PHOTO COURTESY OF MARYA REPKO, While Allen and Storter are not household names like Collier around these parts, you only need to drive around the historic area of Everglades City or visit the Rod and Gun Club with its pecky cypress and mounted grouper, tarpon, deer and gator skins to get a glimpse into the souls of the men who birthed Everglades City. 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. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.
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The weekend gets its name from the book by City Historian Doris Reynolds, When Peacocks Were Roasted and Mullet Was Fried, the title of which refers to the two kinds of people who made Naples: the wealthy who could afford to eat roasted peacocks, and the mullet fryers who made their living and sustained their families off the land and the water. The weekend presented by Naples Backyard History begins at the Naples Preserve from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, when Harry Bickford will discuss growing up around the Naples Dock. Mr. Bickford is the first in the NBH 2009 speaker series (see story below). From 6-7:30 p.m. a meet-and-greet will take place at the Plaza off Third Street South. Mr. Bickfords 18 working waterfront fishing boat models will be on display in the lobby at The Cove Inn on Naples Bay at Crayton Cove for visitors to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days, Mr. Bickford along with Capt. John Morgan, author of My Life on the Water and Bem Storter, nephew of legendary Rob Storter and author of Crackers in the Glades, will be at the inn to answer questions about the old days on the working waterfront. The old-timers will demonstrate how fishing nets were made and repaired from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Dock Restaurant at Crayton Cove. Mr. Storters uncle was the dock master once upon a time, and Mr. Bickfords family worked on and lived at the end the dock where the restaurant now resides. After Mullet Fryers Weekend, Mr. Bickfords model boats will move to the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum at 1300 Third Street S. for the month of February. The mini-museum is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-2978. The Naples Press Club presents its se v enth annual Authors and Books Festival and Naples Writers Conference, including a celebrity author luncheon, Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, in and around The von Liebig Art Center. The festival on Saturday, April 4, has room for 40 exhibitors to display, sell and sign their works in tented areas adjacent to The von Liebig. It concludes with the Naples Art Associations Art in the Park event. There will also be a free presentation by Lisa Ann Howe of Peppertree Publishing. The writers conference takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, in The von Liebig center and gives writers the opportunity to learn about the craft and business of writing from accomplished authors including Lisa Black, John Dufresne, James W. Hall, Sandy Lender, Deborah Sharp, Linnea Sinclair Charles Sobczak, Lisa Unger and Tina Wainscott. Topics will include genre writing, building a fiction series, plot and pacing, characterization and online marketing. The celebrity author luncheon on Saturday, April 4, will feature best-selling medical thriller writer Robin Cook. The luncheon will be held at Vergina Restaurant. For registration and additional information, visit www.authorsandbooksfestival.org, e-mail the Naples Press Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 593-1488. Mullet Fryers Weekend will celebrate three old-time fishing familiesWriters conference, book fair set for downtown April 4-5Monthly programs at Naples Preserve give insights to Naples colorful historyNaples Backyard History presents its 2009 speaker series featuring old-timers and local history experts on the first Friday of every month February through May. Underwritten by the City of Naples and Hodges University, the free programs take place from 4-5 p.m. at the Naples Preserve. The 2009 series is as follows: Feb. 6 Harry Bickford, Life on the Working Waterfront. Mr. Bickford grew up on the Naples Dock. His models replicating the boats that worked the waterfront will be on display at The Cove Inn during Naples Backyard Historys Mullet Fryer Weekend, Feb. 6-8 (related story, above). 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 Collier Audubon Society plans Feathers and FriendsThe Collier County Audubon Society holds its first annual Feathers and Friends gala Thursday evening, Feb. 19, at the Collier Athletic Club. Guest speaker will be famed conservationist Nathaniel Reed. Mr. Reed, vice chairman of the Everglades Foundation, served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior from 1971-77. Under Florida Gov. Bob Martinez, he chaired the Commission on the Future of Floridas Environment. Tickets for Feathers and Friends are $125 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 643-7822 or visit www.collieraudubon.org. Auction will raise funds for Step by StepTickets and sponsorships are available for the annual auction to benefit Step by Step Early Childhood Education & Therapy Center. The evening of food, wine and auction packages that include restaurant experiences and travel begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Step by Step provides Collier County children of diverse abilities from birth to 5 years of age an environment that supports their social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. Auction tickets for $150 per person are available by calling 455-9525. For more information, visit www.stepbystepnaples.org. Italian Open tournament proceeds will help Italian American Club Foundation charitiesThe Naples Italian American Club Foundation has selected the course at Quail Creek Country Club for its second annual Italian Open on Monday, March 2. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., putting contest will start at 11 a.m. and tee time is 1 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. An Italian dinner will be served at the Naples Italian American Club following the tournament. Participation is $200 per player. Proceeds will support the foundations efforts on behalf of local charities, including the Collier County Special Olympics, the Ave Maria University Sports Program and the Foundation Building Fund. For more information, call Marilyn Romeo at 514-1730. Special Guest Short-Term Membership Program ** *Fees vary depending on membership months; extra days are prorated. **The maximum membership period is 12 months over two years. For additional information contact:Ken McMaster, PGA, Director of Golf & Membership (239) 481-5721MONTHLY FEES JANUARY THROUGH MARCH $2,220 FOR SINGLES $3,300 FOR COUPLES* NONPROFIT NEWS Proud manufacturer of custom closets, kitchens, home of ces, wall units, garage units, pantry and laundry rooms. Stop by Feb. 14 and let our talented designers guide you through the many exciting products and services we offer. 239-768-2391www.RoyalPalmCloset.comCrystal DriveMetro PkwyDaniels Pkwy Valentines DayOpen House Feb. 14th 11-3 Join us for complimentary champagne and rosesVisit our showroom at 12830 Metro Pkwy. Fort Myers
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 World-renowned ethologist Marc Bekoff will deliver a free lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, upstairs in the Student Union building at Florida Gulf Coast University. The public is welcome. Known for decades of research in animal behavior and animal emotions, Mr. Bekoff brings insight on biology, conservation, humane education and animal protection. A former Guggenheim Fellow and professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado (Boulder), he has won awards for his scientific research as well as various humanitarian and environmental efforts. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior.He is an ambassador for Jane Goodalls Roots & Shoots program, in which he works with students of all ages, senior citizens and prisoners, and also is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. He and his work have been featured on Hours, in Time Magazine, Life Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife, Orion, Scientific American, Ranger Rick, National Geographic Kids, on NPR, BBC and Fox, in a National Geographic Society television special (Play: The Nature of the Game), in Discovery Channels Why Dogs Smile and Chimpanzees Cry and in Animal Planets The Power of Play and National Geographic Societys Hunting in America.FGCU welcomes Mr. Bekoff as firstyear students begin reading his book, The Emotional Lives of Animals. Other books by Bekoff include Animals At Play: Rules Of The Game (a childrens book), Wild Justice: The Moral Lives World-renowned animal behaviorist will deliver free lecture Storewide Sale Save up to 50 % Murphy Beds Custom Kitchens Guaranteed Lowest Price Office by dayBedroom by nightBonita Furniture & PatioBonita Furniture & Patio Full Size Murphy Bed Now $899was $1,299 Queen Mattress Sets Now $579was $859 5 Piece Wicker Dining Set Now $559was $1,059 Cottage Queen Bedroom Set Now $999was $1,389 5 Piece Cushion Patio Set Now $559was $1,059 www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens $ off* 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 Call: (239) 634-5325www. xmyleaks.comServing the West Coast of Florida and surrounding areas. We can x pinhole leaks with: Leaky pipes!?! Solution Hamilton Harbor also offers bilge socks and monofilament recycling to boaters and has an upland fish cleaning station that prevents fish waste from being dumped into bay waters. By implementing the water quality protection standards of the program, Hamilton Harbor is helping preserve our waterways and the recreational opportunities they afford, said John Iglehart, DEPs south district director. With more than 1 million registered vessels in Florida, the marine industry has made environmental education a priority and a key step toward safeguarding the states natural resources. In response, the Clean Boating Partnership developed the Clean Marina program to protect Floridas waterways. So far, 186 marinas have achieved the designation. The program requires annual reviews of environmental and safety procedures at each designated marina.Environmental stewardship has long been a priority for Hamilton Harbor developer Collier Enterprises. In addition to meeting the standards of the Clean Marina program, the company has preserved and enhanced some 160 acres of natural wetlands, uplands and 1 miles of mangrove-lined waterfront along the Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club location on the edge of the Rookery Bay, according to Pat Utter, vice president of real estate for Collier Enterprises. In partnership with the City of Naples, the company has also deepened the channel and installed new signs and channel markers, steps that will help boaters avoid damaging sensitive sea grass beds in Naples Bay.Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club is less than 10 minutes from Gordon Pass and offers wet slips for boats up to 60 feet and dry storage for boats up to 50 feet. The club has a waterfront restaurant and a concrete boathouse that can withstand winds up to 150 mph. For more information, visit www. HamiltonHarborYachtClub.com or www. FloridaCleanMarina.org. YACHT CLUBFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOMarc Bekoff with his canine companionsof Animals (with Jessica Pierce), the Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships and the Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare.
The 13th annual Minnesota Womens Luncheon takes place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Cost is $45 per person; reservations and payment should be made by Thursday, Feb. 5, by mailing checks payable to Minnesota Womens Luncheon to: Dorothy Kennison, 26961 Clarkston Drive, #9105, Bonita Springs 34135. For more information, call 390-1677 or 304-8586. Holocaust historian Christopher Br o wning will speak at Florida Gulf Coast University at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. At the invitation of the FGCU Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Mr. Browning will discuss Remembering Survival: The Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps. The lecture is free and open to the public, and no RSVP is required. Mr. Browning is best known for his book Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, which is widely regarded as the most insightful analysis of the motivations of the Nazi murderers on the Eastern Front. He has been an expert witness at various trials of accused Nazi criminals as well as at the Holocaust denial trials of Ernst Zndel in Toronto (1988) and Irving v. Lipstadt in London (2000). He is currently working on a case study of the slave labor camps in Starachowice in central Poland, using the testimony of some 260 survivors. His lecture at FGCU will address: What can we learn about the dynamics and survival strategies of a prisoner community? What can we learn about the relatively understudied phenomenon of the factory slave labor camp? How can post-war survivor testimonies, despite all the problems of traumatized memory, be used to understand history? What do we learn about German policies and personnel from survivor perceptions and memories (particularly those that stand in contrast to what we learn through contemporary German documents and post-war German testimonies)? The lecture is organized by the FGCU Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies, and underwritten by the Jewish Federation of Collier County and the Ann Jacobson Fund. For more information, visit www.fgcu.edu/ hc or e-mail email@example.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 NEWS A19 Meet Minnesota women for lunchFGCU welcomes Holocaust historian Christopher Browning for free lecture Browning G 3501 Health Center Blvd Bonita Springs FL 34135 A partnership between: Bonita Community Health Center is conducting a Health Fair Open House on Saturday, February 7th 2009 from 10am to 2pmFood, entertainment, and raf e prizes (the rst 100 attendees will ge t a complimentary glucometer)
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 Francis Lind enjoyed reading and walking on the golf course, but faced the possibility of having to give up both hobbies when she developed macular degeneration, first in her right eye and then in the left. Having already lost her ability to golf due to a shoulder injury, this development was particularly devastating. As part of a research study at the Retina Health Center, Ms. Lind was treated with a new drug called VEGF-TRAP. While existing macular degeneration therapies such as Avastin and Lucentis can be effective in treating macular degeneration, they require frequent eye injections. Ms. Lind received VEGF-TRAP injections every month for three months starting in May 2007. She had one booster injection in October 2007. Dr. Alexander Eaton, the founder and director of the Retina Heath Center, is thrilled with Ms. Linds response to the treatment. I think this drug is going to change the lives of our patients and allow them greater freedom to travel and enjoy life, he said.For 91-year-old Ruth Labolle, participation in a study of the sRNA inhibitor for the treatment of macular degeneration Retina Health Center invites public to free macular degeneration seminar Unique ShopElectric Shaver Service by RichardIMPORTED & DOMESTIC SHAVERSSales Parts Repairs SHAVER: 50%AVON PRODUCTS BY LINDA JONESSTORE HOURS: FREE ADMISSION & EASY PARKING! February 7 & 8Sat. & Sun. 10-5Edwards Drive on the Riverfront Downtown Fort Myerswww.ArtFestFortMyers.comFestival Information, Directions, Preview & VIP Tickets and Artist GalleryEnjoy and purchase some of the best artwork exhibited anywhere in Florida!200 nationally known artistsMany artists not frequently seen in Southwest FloridaWhether you are an avid collector or looking for something special for your home, there is art for everyoneMake-It-A Weekend!HOTEL PACKAGES available on our website Roma Granite US239.332.2228Fax: 239.332.4228 3580 Metro Pkwy Fort Myers Granite Countertops Starting at $35 per SQ/F. Finance available with up to 12 month NO PaymentsNO Interest. Up Grade Edges FREE. Free Sink With this ad. Free granite Cutting Board. www.RomaGraniteUS.comThe 2008 Macular Degeneration Symposium drew hundreds to the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYhas allowed her to continue to live independently at home and to read. Independence is important to Labolle, as it is to so many older patients. The sRNA inhibitors are a new class of agents that interfere with the production of proteins and can slow down the development of wet macular degeneration. The potential of these compounds is so significant and broad that the two scientists who discovered this class of compounds at the University of Massachusetts were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for their work. This and other research will be presented at the sixth annual Macular Degeneration Symposium held on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Heier, a vitreoretinal specialist at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and clinic instructor at Harvard Medical School. As an adviser to Oxigene, Jerini, Paloma, Genzyme and NeoVista, Dr. Heier will share his unique and expansive wealth of knowledge on advances in the treatment of macular degeneration at the upcoming symposium, said Dr. Eaton, adding Dr. Heier will share early findings in his research on the treatment of dry macular degeneration, which likely will result in big steps forward in the next few years. The symposium will also feature presentations by Dr. Eaton and his colleague at Retina Health Center, Dr. Hussein Wafapoor. The pair will review current research under way in Southwest Florida. Angela Kaplan of Crandall & Associates will provide an update on the latest in low vision aides and techniques. Two sessions will be offered, one from 9 a.m. to noon and one from 2-5 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required; call 337-3337 in Fort Myers to reserve your seat. Eaton Wafapoor COURTESY PHOTO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 Some commonly overlooked symptoms that may require close monitoring or a doctors immediate attention: Hernia (a bulge in the groin or belly button area). If it causes severe pain and tenderness, or the bulge cannot be pushed back inside, its an emergency. Otherwise, the hernia should be monitored by a doctor. Sudden droop of one eyelid, double vision or pupils of unequal size. Could signal a brain aneurysm or other serious condition requiring an immediate visit to an emergency room. Call an ambulance or have somebody drive you to the ER. Haze, blur or darkness in the field of vision. Possible warning sign of a If weight control is the goal, most folks know that portion control is the key. According to a survey done by the Calorie Control Council, 84 percent of dieters say they are eating smaller portions of their favorite foods to control their weight. Or, as the late Orson Welles, the Oscar-winning writer, actor and director, put it: My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four, unless there are three other people there. But apparently we need a little help. An American Dietetic Association survey found more than half of folks like to think big when it comes to portions and overestimated the recommended serving sizes for many foods. HEALTHY LIVINGBY CAROLYN ONEIL ______________________Cox News Service RED alert!When the little red light on your cars dashboard flashes, you know to check the oil or battery. But if one of your eyelids droops and your vision gets blurred, you might not know what to do or react as quickly. Atlanta physician Neil Shulman, who penned the book that became the 1978 hit movie Doc Hollywood, is out with a new volume that aims to help you decode your bodys codes. In the newly revised and updated edition of Your Bodys Red Light Warning Signals (Delta, 496 pages), the Emory University professor provides an owners manual-style overview of the body and explains how to read the signs of potential health danger. Shulman helps explain the differences between simple conditions and immediate health threats, such as when a pain in the tummy is more than indigestion and could be an ulcer. Health care is a two-way street, and the best way to make the system work better is to make people more medically literate and empower them to advocate for themselves, he said. You shouldnt just turn over your body to a doctor and say, Take care of me, said Shulman, who describes himself as obsessively compulsive about patients. Since similar symptoms may produce varying reactions in different individuals, an accurate diagnosis requires a BY VIKKI CONWELL _________________Cox News ServiceDONT UNDERREACTCalorie needsWhat does portion control mean, anyway? It starts with understanding how many servings of each kind of food you should have a day based on your total caloric needs. That can change with level of physical activity. If you move more, you get to eat a larger portion.Bagel trap?Think that grabbing a bagel for breakfast counts as one grain serving? Probably not. It depends on the portion or size of said bagel. For instance, the typical deli/bakery bagel is about 5 ounces, so if you should only be eating 6 (1-ounce) servings of grains per day, then that big bagel is gobbling up your budget.Quick tips for dining out Check out the room. If you cant Knowing your bodys codes could save your lifeKeep eye on portion sizeFor many, smaller meals are the key to weight-loss victoriesthorough exam from a doctor. Readers should use the books 400 warning signals as a guide to become more knowledgeable about their body to seek the proper level of care. The purpose is not to alarm people or cause them to overreact, Shulman says, but to make them aware so they dont fail to react. If everybody had baseline information, they would go to the hospital for the right reasons and stop going for the wrong ones, he said. The book also contains tips on how to avoid medical errors and a list of proper screenings to receive from the doctor. stroke or a serious eye condition. Even if it lasts only a few seconds, seek immediate evaluation at an emergency room. Do not drive yourself. Babys temperature above 100.3 degrees. In an infant 2 months or younger, a fever over 100.3 can signal meningitis. See your pediatrician immediately or go to the emergency room. Some common symptoms that often cause people to overreact: Leg bruise that forms a small knot. Many people immediately think they have a blood clot, but blood outside the vessel is not a threat. A blood clot inside the vessel poses a threat. Lumps, bumps or knot on back of TRY NOT TO OVERREACTneck. These are very common because of irritation of the scalp, caused by shampoo and hair applications. They often resolve in about two weeks after switching to a milder shampoo and stopping the use of hair dyes. If not, seek an evaluation by an ear nose and throat specialist. Burst blood vessel in white of eye. It looks alarming, and while you should be evaluated, it surely isnt something you need to run to an ER for. Small, round, itchy rash on a child. This is often ringworm and there is no need to go to an emergency room. A visit to the pediatrician and over-thecounter medicines may simply resolve the problem. Source: Dr. Neil Shulmantell much about the portion size when reading the menu or from the server, look at what others are being served. Then youll know that the mashed potatoes are enough for three people or to ask for more green beans if the portion looks too small. A serving of butter is the same as a serving of olive oil. Olive oil and butter contain the same number of calories per teaspoon. So you dont get a larger portion of olive oil just because its heart-healthy if youre trying to trim calories. Cooked weights are often lower than ounces quoted on the menu. This is good news. Restaurants list raw weight of meats on the menu. An 8-ounce filet mignon will shrink when grilled, often by 25 percent, so the cooked portion is actually 6 ounces. Plan your next meal. If portions are too big, ask for half to be put in a takeout container before the plate comes to your table. You wont be tempted to eat the whole thing and, because you havent pushed them around your plate, the leftovers will look and taste better. Carolyn ONeil is a dietitian and coauthor of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! Healthy adult male(physically active 30 minutes most days)2,600 calories Grains: 9 ounces Vegetables: 3 1/2 cups (more is encouraged) Fruit: 4 cups Milk: 3 cups (low-fat or fat-free) Meat and beans: 6.5 ounces Fats/oils: 8 teaspoonsHealthy adult female(physically active 30 minutes most days)2,000 calories Grains: 6 ounces Vegetables: 2-1/2 cups (more is encouraged) Fruit: 2 cups Milk: 3 cups (low-fat or fat-free) Meat and beans: 5.5 ounces Fats/oils: 6 teaspoons HOW MUCH SHOULD I EAT Portion size at many restaurants exceeds whats recommended by health experts.VISUALIZE THIS Meat or poultry: 3 ounces equal a deck of cards or the palm of your hand. Salad dressing: 2 tablespoons equal a shot glass. Hard cheese: 1 ounce equals 4 dice.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 A23 The Village on Venetian Bay will help raise funds during the month of February for the American Red Cross 2009 Heroes Campaign. The fundraising fun begins from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, when three live bands will entertain at the shopping center. A special Crushtini cocktail will be available through the month at M Waterfront Grille, Cloydes, Steak & Lobster, Miramare and Bayside. The restaurants will donate half of the $10 cost of each Crushtini served to the American Red Cross. The Heroes Campaign runs Feb. 4 through March 5 and has a goal of $200,000. Members of the community are stepping forward to become heroes for the American Red Cross, each pledging to raise $1,000 to support vital services such as disaster relief, assistance to fire victims, emergency military communications, first aid and CPR training, and disaster preparedness information for our community. Deborah Horvath, CEO of the local Red Cross chapter, hopes individuals, businesses, professional organizations, churches and schools will respond to the Heroes Campaign. In 2008, Ms. Horvath says, the chapter responded to 52 single-family fires, three multiple-family fires and four brush fires and supplied food, shelter, medicines and clothing to the victims of those fires. The chapter also completed 109 casework services to the Armed Forces and sent 1,000 stockings filled with goodies to the troops in Iraq. More than 4,000 people participated in classes in CPR, first aid, babysitting, water safety and lifeguarding, among others. For more information, call Mary Lee Conner at the American Red Cross Collier County Chapter, 596-6868. Bonita Community Health Center, a comprehensive medical and surgical center, holds its second annual Health Fair/Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Area residents are invited to avail themselves of information and educational materials about health issues that could affect their lives. The health fair will offer cholesterol screenings, glucose tests (the first 100 attendees to qualify will get a complimentary glucometer), blood pressure and hearing tests and screenings for carpal tunnel syndrome. Tours of the surgery center will be available, and the Lee Bloodmobile will be on hand along with more than 20 specialty physicians.Founded in 2001, Bonita Community Health Center is a partnership between Lee Memorial Health System and Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System. BCHC is a comprehensive medical and surgical center specifically designed with the patients care and comfort in mind. The Village on Venetian Bay steps up as a Red Cross HeroBonita center plans health fair Never Pay for Hot Water! Install a $4500 Solar Water Heating System for as little as $2150* and youll save up to 30% on your electric bill! Heat Your Pool! A solar system is the most ecient and cost eective way to heat your pool. Youll be able to stay home more, enjoy your pool, and great times with your family and friends.Or Install a Photovoltaic Systemfor your Home or Business!PV is the most energy productive of all solar products. Its your best insurance against soaring electric rates. In fact, under the recent Net Metering law, the extra electricity you produce is sold back to the utility company and a dollar-fordollar amount is credited to your account!Call 239.566.1000 Today!www.AdvanceSolar.com*for information about incentives available and nancing options. Its one small panel on your roof. THE investment you CANT aord NOT to make! Lowest Prices and the Best Quality.Call 239.566.1000 Today!Voted BEST place to buy 12 years in a row!Up to $1000 O !100% Financing No payments until 2010 GALATRO DR.KATHLEEN Dr. Kathleen Galatro is pleased to announce the opening of her new of ce 3435 PINE RIDGE ROAD, SUITE 102, NAPLES Board Certied in Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist State of the Art Diagnostic Lab Nuclear Medicine Echocardiography Stress Echocardiography CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Call (239)596-3278 to schedule an appointment or email her at email@example.com THE HEART DOCTOR WITH A HEART!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 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. >>Onyx Onyx is a 1-year-old black Labrador mix. Spry and cheerful, she wants nothing more than to go home with a loving family. Shes very active at her age, but she does sit in anticipation of a hug or being petted. >>Rowdy is a 2-year-old bloodhound mix whos true to his name, jumping up to greet everyone with a hug that signals his readiness to make friends. People who have dogs are more likely to have just one. Cat lovers, on the other hand, tend to go for the multiples. But in a lot of those multifeline families, relations between cats are a bit strained. And when cats arent happy, nobodys happy. The noise of cats grumbling threats at each other or engaging in frequent rumbles can get on ones nerves and even mean trips to the veterinarian. And the litter-box problems that can be a part of such turf wars can turn an entire house into a toilet. Living with more than one cat doesnt have to be so contentious. The trick to domestic harmony for co habiting felines is to introduce or reintroduce them slowly and carefully. If you dont have a cat yet and know youll eventually want two, its easiest to adopt two adult siblings or two kittens at the same time. Adult siblings who have grown up together are already used to each other, and unrelated or sibling kittens dont have the sense of territory that grown cats have and will settle down PET TALES Twos Companytogether into a new home nicely. But even a solitary adult cat can learn to enjoy living with another adult. Since the worst territorial spats are between cats who arent spayed or neutered, your chances for peaceful co-existence are many times greater if the cats are both altered before any introductions are planned. Prepare a room for your new cat, with food and water bowls, and a litter box and scratching post that neednt be shared. This room will be your new pets home turf while the two cats get used to each others existence. Take your new cat to your veterinarian first, to be checked for parasites such as ear mites and contagious diseases BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicatesuch as feline leukemia. When youre sure your new pet is healthy, the introductions can begin. Bring the cat home in a carrier and set him in the room youve prepared. Let your resident cat discover the caged animal, and dont be discouraged by any initial hisses. When the new cat is alone in the room, close the door and let him out of the carrier. If he doesnt want to leave the carrier at first, let him be. Just leave the carrier door open and the cat alone. Maintain each cat separately for a week or so with lots of love and play for both and then on a day when youre around to observe, leave the door to the new cats room open. Above all: Dont force them together. Territory negotiations between cats can be drawn-out and delicate, and you must let them work it out on their own, ignoring the hisses and glares. Eventually you can encourage them both to play with you, using a cat fishing pole or a toy on a string. And slowly feed them in ever-closer proximity. If you already have two cats who dont get along, treat them as if theyve both just arrived. Give each cat his own space and let them slowly work out their territorial disputes. But remember: Some cats will never get along. For these, separate quarters such as one upstairs, one downstairs may need to become a permanent arrangement. Cats enjoy company, when properly introduced.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 NEWS A25 Visit our Website www.TempleCitrus.com and Place Your Order Today!(239) 597-6192Fax: 239-597-29166500 North Airport-Pulling Road, Naples$33.95 Always Free Shipping*Always Fresh Local Honey, Jams, Jellies, Preserves Conserves & Marmalades Gourmet Items Hors doeuvres Salad Dressings & Salsa NOW FEATURING Paula Deans Sauces and Williamsburg Peanuts FREE SHIPPINGA NAPLES TRADITION Since 1970(U.S. Only, East of the Mississippi River)TAKE HOME A BAG!LARGEST Assortment FRESHEST! PLACE YOUR HONEYBELLS ORDER WHILE THEY LAST! PLACE YOUR HONEYBELLS ORDER WHILE THEY LAST!Temple Citrus, Always Fresh and Locally Family-OwnedAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSPalm boots form a crisscross pattern. Visitors and newcomers to Florida no doubt hear familiar words that have unfamiliar meanings upon their arrival. I know I did. Hammock was the first word that confused me. I always knew a hammock was a net bed strung between trees, but in Florida its also something else. Derived from the Native American word hamaca, it originally meant a shady place. Settlers later used the word hummock to mean a slightly higher elevation. Today it describes a dense, tropical hardwood canopied forest that often contains cabbage palms and gumbo limbo and sea grape trees. In addition to something used to unlock a door, key also refers to a low, offshore reef, rock ledge, or island, especially in the Gulf of Mexico. The word comes from the Spanish word cayo meaning small island which makes Lovers Key and Mound Key (both state parks) make perfect sense. Have you heard about palm boots? Used this way, the word refers to the remnants of cabbage (or sabal) palm fronds still on the trunk. They form a distinctive crisscross pattern on Floridas state tree. Palm boots look like boot jacks, a large shoehorn used to remove heavy shoes.Speaking of palm trees, Im sure you know what palms look like, but did you BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida Weeklyknow palms really arent trees at all? They are monocots, beginning life with a single seed leaf, just as all grasses do. They are closer relatives of grasses than evergreens and broadleaf trees, which are dicots, each having two seed leaves. Palm trunks rarely branch, are fibrous rather than woody, and their diameter doesnt change much from ground level to tree top. Palms have no growth rings, and water and nutrients travel throughout the trunk, not just on the outside layer as in true trees. They dont have bark, but their trunks are often scarred where palm fronds once were.We hear a lot about exotic plants and animals in Southwest Florida. Often thought of as unusual, in Florida (as well as other states and countries), exotic also refers to a non-native or foreign species. Exotic plants and animals might not cause problems in small numbers, but invasive exotics melaleuca, Brazilian pepper and Australian pines, for example wreak havoc. Invasive exotic animals in Florida include feral hogs and iguanas. Iguanas on Gasparilla, a 7-mile-long island in Lee County, greatly outnumber year-round residents and present a real nuisance. The reptiles have no natural predators, and their population has jumped from 2,000 to 12,000 in the past five years. By definition all invasive exotics multiply rapidly, displacing native plants and animals, reducing biodiversity and causing monocultures of plants and property destruction by animals. People frequentA newcomers guide to the meaning of Floridas native lingoly bring plants and animals from back home, not realizing these exotics will multiply quickly in Floridas warm climate. Thats why you hear so much about exotics in Florida. Heres another Florida term I had to get used: live oak. Arent all oaks, live oaks? I asked myself when I first heard of them. I have since learned that live oaks are several species of southern oaks that drop their leaves throughout the year but always keep some green leaves on the tree, hence the name. Northern oaks drop all their leaves in winter and remain dormant until spring. In New England, this is called stick season when only the evergreens still have their leaves. When I first heard of shell mounds, I pictured a fresh pile of shells on a beach. In Southwest Florida however, a shell mound usually refers to huge shell piles left by the Calusa Indians who vanished in the early 1800s. These trash heaps of oyster and other shells were sometimes used for burial mounds or as foundations of buildings. The word Calusa comes from the word calo meaning fierce ones. The Caloosahatchee River means river of the Calusa.What local words have stumped you? Let me know. Id love to hear from you. Lee Belanger is a volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 Free lectures at the Barefoot Beach Preserve Learning Center take place at 10 a.m. every Saturday. Learn about bats from John Fitch Saturday, Jan. 31; on Feb. 7, Larry Richardson will discuss wading birds. Sponsored by Friends of Barefoot Beach, the informal discussions take place in the chickee hut between the Butterfly Garden and the Cactus Garden. Admission is free; parking is $8 for those without a Collier County Beach Parking permit. Barefoot Beach Preserve consists of 342 acres on a barrier island, separated from the mainland by mangrove swamps and tidal creeks. It is bordered on the west by 8,200 feet of Gulf of Mexico beach and sand dunes, and on the east by mangroves and tidal back bays. It is terminated at Wiggins Pass to the south. For more information, go to www. friendsofbarefootbeach.org. Collier-Seminole State Park offers guided canoe tours for those who want to spend safe, relaxing time in the great outdoors: Guided daytime trips through a mangrove wonderland along the Blackwater River take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and are ideal for ages 6 and older. This weeks tours are Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 2 and 4. Listen to stories of Seminole survival and keep your eyes peeled for colorful crabs, tarpon Grab a paddle at the parkExploring the waters of Collier-Seminole State Park You are invited 10% Off Purchase of Home Standby Generator Must Present This AdGenerator Information Seminar! ~Continental Breakfast Will Be Served~1st & 3rd Saturday 9:00am to 11:00am At Vision Ace Hardware 12830 Metro Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33966CUSIMANO ElectricSpecializing In Those Little Jobs TM If The Power Goes Out Will You Be Ready?Naples: 239-775-6113 Fort Myers: 239-267-2817 www.cusimanoelectric.com firstname.lastname@example.org GROUND FLOOR OPPORTUNITY Join the most talked-about new company in direct selling. Penny Trombley 239-592-7109 / 419-460-4349 www.VotreVu.com/penny Independent Consultant We offer the nest French-made, naturally-based skin care products and a compensation plan that is second to none. Contact me or visit my web site to get the details and join my team: OUTDOORS and manatees. Cost is $25 per person in your canoe or a park canoe. Special group, family or club trips can also be arranged. Reservations required. Guided moonlight paddles are planned for 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, SunLEE BELANGER / FLORIDA WEEKLYday and Monday, Feb. 8, 9 and 10. Join a park naturalist and discover the dynamic changes and reflections nighttime brings along the Blackwater River. Fun for ages 12 and older; $30 per person. Reservations required. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. To sign up for a canoe trip, call Lee Belanger at 394-3397. Take in a free lecture at Barefoot Beach
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 NEWS A27 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 Rx email@example.com Perhaps you will believe that I have lost my pirate mind. But I must tell you anyway. I had an epiphany today. Its very simple, really. But despite what anyone tells you to the contrary, despite what you read in any self-help book, despite the advice of your family and friends, realize that what I say is true. It IS all about me. The evidence is everywhere. It is so absolutely clear. Wherever I walk, the air surrounds me like a perfectly fitting glove, embracing my every pore, matching my changing contour instantaneously, without a hitch, without a glitch. Like a lover undaunted by changing mood or tempo or texture, the entire atmospheric surround opens to admit me with embrace beyond all telling. Unfailing presence is my continuous experience. As if that were not enough evidence to support the revelation of the beingabout-me of it all, consider what happens when I plunge into water. There is similarly ecstatic surrounding, every molecule moaning in joy at the interface with me. I feel the utter anticipation of my every movement, the complete attention to every one of my subtle positional changes. And all the solids I encounter support MUSINGS me, unfailingly, meeting my every footstep or the seating of my grateful derriere, or my prone or supine lay out. And the ethereal winds dance around me, teasing, tickling, caressing. All creatures, be they human or animal, see me when they see me or dont see me when they dont. Even the plants are generous, for those near me respond to my touch, aware or inadvertent. And those far from me do not respond, knowing I am not near. The outer reaches of space and time embrace me as well, continuously rippling concentric entwinings that nestle me and nuzzle me and fondle me. In fact, all of history has conspired to create this very space-time moment, a perfect place etched out to receive my existential thrownness, bouncing me playfully into attributions beyond count and delineations made by myself and others numerous as the stars in the sky. The moon follows me, and enticing rainbows come and go just beyond my reach. Who could ask for anything? More. There is the continuously breaking through of the world of the dream time that visits me waking and sleeping, populating, copulating, advising, spicing, enfolding me in ever emerging adventure. Even my own body insides create home for me, embosoming my consciousness with the empty drum of my innards space. It is all about me. To agree or disagree is merely irrelevant. The only plausible commentary must be formulated as chiasmus. Chiasmus is a wonderful verbal pattern Chiasmus Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.Me, my Xness, my Itness, is the all-about-ness. It is the embrace that embraces me into the all about. It is the only living and dying. It is the bliss, the musing of the spheres and dodecahedrons and points of all lines on all planes. It catapults me into ecstasy, a delectable rapture that must be X rated. Its all good. And Its all about me. N.B. Praise be to the most lovely Lady Jill, through whose inspiration chiasmus and more come to us all. which consists of a rhetorical inversion of the second of two parallel structures. Its name comes from the Greek letter chi which becomes the Cyrillic alphabet letter X. The very shape of the letter X inspires the seeing of exchange of opposites: above with below; right with left. This is the essence of this literary figure. So if there must be commentary, here is my own chiasmus creation:Its all about me when Im all about It.I have always been in love with the word It. First of all, at the very beginning, it was my larval nickname. Saying too much more about that might compromise my anonymity, so suffice It to say that it refers to a subject without reference to an agent. When there is a raining, or a snowing or a shining or a blowing, It is always the doing. The doing It is, but not a doer. It is the pinnacle of gerundive complicity. Yet in a suitable X rated fashion, It can also be the player in a game who is performing the principle action. (Youre It.) Clearly, It is the stuff of chiasmus: It is reference to the quintessentially non-substantive as well as meaning the principle agent of game play. It lives on all sides of the X. What does It have to do with what it is all about?
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More than 24 years after it opened, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, remains at the forefront of luxury travel destinations in Southwest Florida. In recent weeks, the five-star, five-diamond beachfront property has unveiled multiple new venues and enhancements to further elevate the guest experience, among them: The Virtual User Experience, or vue, a high-tech entertainment lounge thats ideal for social gaming as well as for cutting-edge corporate events. Staffed by experienced gamers, vue has the technology to satisfy all audiences, whether its a bachelor party, teen birthday party or even a family reunion gaming competition. The resort also offers vue as an out-of-the-box venue for corporate groups looking to inspire innovation and fresh ideas. The resorts new Sushi Bar features a 150-gallon fish tank in the center of the bar and a menu full of sushi favorites and specialty drinks. Natures Wonders has multiple aquariums and touch tanks to provide The Ritz-Carlton, Naples young guests with a hands-on learning experience that includes the opportunity to hold live turtles and sea stars and work in a lab complete with microscopes, slides and petri dishesThe swank Vanderbilt Ballroom has been transformed into a stunning 10,000-square-foot event space that allows endless possibilities as far as dcor and ambiance. The tropical setting of the gulf-front Gumbo Limbo restaurant has been subtly enhanced by the addition of a roofed area and an expanded boardwalk. At the end of the south boardwalk, The Sand Bar has opened. Finally, the traditional Lobby Lounge has been updated with elegant hardwood flooring and new furnishings, making it a lovely spot for afternoon tea or a cocktail before dinner. Five-star, five-diamond resort introduces new enhancementsEverythings better at The Ritz COURTESY PHOTOVue, the new gaming lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, NaplesGetting in gear See who showed up at the Bentley showrom grand opening, and more business events around town. B8 & 9 Understanding nonprofits Community Foundations Mary George knows how tough economic times can impact organizations. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Lelys latest model home Stock Constructions three-bedroom Hibiscus has a tropical-inspired Robb & Stucky interior. B11 For a small business owner, the struggle to survive in todays economic climate can feel like a lonely battle. Business sectors underperform, bills go unpaid and debt mounts as every attempt is made to retain a sustainable workload, devoted employees and valuable client relationships. And whether it feels like your darkest hour or you simply have a laundry list of questions that need answering, help is available. Free help, no less. SCORE Naples, a local chapter of the nationwide charitable organization, has more than 60 counselors, all retired executives or former business owners, eager to assist fellow business owners in their time of need. All you have to do is ask.As chairman of the chapter, Gregory Nelson is seeing business owners panic. Theyre using their credit cards to tread water rather than going back to business basics to determine the best course of action, he said. Theyre digging the hole deeper rather than fixing the issue. Thats where SCORE comes in, with counselors to offer advice and recommend resources via telephone, e-mail or face-to-face in private or group settings. These days the majority of SCOREs cases involve business owners with serious cash flow issues trying to salvage their company. It is very sad to see, said Andre Lehmann, SCOREs director of client counseling services. They are coming to us when the situation is very dire. Mr. Nelson wants to change that by encouraging business owners to seek helpVolunteer counselors know the SCORE when advising business owners who are struggling through tough timesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE SCORE, B7 COURTESY PHOTO The Ritz-Carlton, NaplesNelson BY ALYSIA SHIVERS _______________________news@ oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 The profound effect of the recession on nonprofit organizations often is lost in the unrelenting tsunami of bad news about the American economy. Bank closings, spiraling unemployment, corporate bailouts these are the stories that dominate daily headlines. Mary George, however, sees beyond the headlines. In her position as president and CEO of The Community Foundation of Collier County, Ms. George has a front-row seat for the daily battle that nonprofits wage not only to thrive but often merely to survive. The struggles of the nonprofits, she says, are every bit as dire and frustrating as those facing other segments of the economy. Some nonprofits have closed their doors, while others have merged, says Ms. George, who is 52 and has worked at The Foundation for 14 years and been its president and CEO for the past five. It is very much a catch-22. As times get harder, donations decline, but the need for services increases.Housing and homelessness, not surprisingly, are at the top of the list of problems that nonprofits address, according to Ms. George. Trying to meet these basic needs is becoming increasingly difficult.There is no glossing over that available funds are declining. At its peak, Ms. George says, the Community Foundation had assets totaling $67 million. Today, she puts the figure at $51 million. The foundation was begun in 1985. Its purpose is to act as a consultant to nonprofits on emerging community issues and also to help fund high-performing nonprofits. Ms. George oversees overall administration of the foundation and runs its investments and business operations. Her staff includes 11 employees, 21 board members and roughly 50 volunteers who serve on various committees. In tough times, she says, nonprofits must find ways to cut expenses without gutting services. Nonprofits need to be smart about how they get their message out, she says. It comes down to marketing yourself without bankrupting yourself in the process. This is when your board members step up. Many of the foundations board members, she adds, gave more this year. When cutting expenses, Ms. George says, nonprofits face challenges that are sometimes different from for-profit enterprises. Reducing staff, she explains, is more difficult for nonprofits, although she adds the foundation recently eliminated one staff position. Nonprofits dont make widgets that we manufacture and then put onto store shelves, she says. Our service to the community is our staff. So, there needs to be a hard look at non-salaried expenses. Look at events. A lot of time and energy are spent on special events. Are these really necessary? Its a question to ask. Many nonprofits are backing off on big events and looking to raise funds in ways that are less expensive. The use of free media such as conveying their message through newspaper articles, interviews and the like is one avenue that nonprofits should explore, she says. It is also important that nonprofits maintain a broad vision in a perilous economy. Its tempting, Ms. George says, to eliminate activities that dont appear to be absolutely essential. Funding for the arts is an example.She explains: Many will ask why we need an art show when people are starving. Thats a legitimate question. Survival, of course, is the most important issue we face. But lets not totally cut out activities that feed our souls as well. During the Depression many art forms flourished through the WPA. Movies were so popular then. These are activities that took minds off of horrible things around them.Balancing needs, she adds, is a difficult task. Ms. Georges interest in the arts is longstanding. The Columbus, Ohio, native has a masters in art education, with an emphasis on museums, from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Before joining the foundation, she was education director at the Museum of Transportation and the Collier Automotive Museum. She was head of continuing education at the Orlando Science Center and was a member of the team that opened the Imaginarium Museum and Aquarium in Fort Myers.Her husband Scott manages a private automobile collection, and their 17-yearold daughter Kirsten is a high-school senior wrestling with a college decision. Her husbands job affords travel opportunities, which allow the couple to indulge their shared passion for seeing the world.Ms. Georges upbeat demeanor and relentless optimism belie the stark economic landscape she confronts. In fact, she says persevering in the face of these hardships is a prime element of her position.We need to maintain an unwavering faith that we are going to get through this, she says. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 Mike Kuebel has joined Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., as a new sales associate in Naples. Originally from Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Kuebel has been a licensed real estate professional for nearly three decades. Prior to joining Downing-Frye Realty, he was a top performer with Keller Williams Platinum Realty and Bonita Bay Group Realty in Naples. A Florida resident since 2001, he is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.For the third consecutive year, Sonya Shaheen has been named Grey Oaks Realtys 2008 Sales Associate of the Year. Grey Oaks Realty is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples. Ms. Shaheen has been a member of the Grey Oaks Realty team for nine years. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Collier Building Industry Associations Sales & Marketing Committee.Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., announces its companywide sales and listings award winners for 2008: Vicki Harrison, Top Overall Agent; Lauren Fowlkes, Top Sales Agent; Patti Trumbull, Top Listing Agent. The company had more than 150 agents who qualified for yearend awards based on sales and/or earned commission income, said Mike Hughes, broker and general manager. Regis Corp. At the time of his retirement, he had responsibility for a seven-division group with sales in excess of $1 billion in the United States and internationally. Since his retirement in 1985, Mr. Biondo has served on both U.S. and international corporate boards. He has been on the Avow Hospice board for six years and sits on the Governance, Program and Executive committees. Secretary Mary Baron has served on the Avow Hospice board since 2003 and was instrumental in launching and chairing the annual Avow Hospice Regatta. After a successful career in real estate and development, she is involved in a number of nonprofit organizations in Collier County, including the Guadalupe Center and the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, where she serves as chairman of the board of trustees.Treasurer Douglas L. Allemong is a Certified Public Accountant serving the Naples area with a focus on tax planning and tax return services. He has been a member of the Avow Hospice board for 13 years, serving as treasurer for most his tenure.financial centers. Mr. Buschle joined Bank of Florida-Southwest in mid-2008 with more than 16 years of financial industry experience. Lisa Adams of Knotts Plastering & Knotts Finish Carpentry has been elected as a director of the Collier Building Industry Associations Sales & Marketing Council and its Business Builder Council. Avow Hospice announces the following positions on its board of directors for 2009: Chairman George M. Walters Jr. has served on the board for 14 years and is a retired vice president of Northern Trust, N.A. In that position, he was involved with the development of new business for the bank in the areas of financial planning, estate planning, trusts and investments. He is a member of the Forum Club of Southwest Florida, the Estate Planning Council of Naples and a former member of the Corporate Fiduciaries Association of Southwest Florida. Vice Chairman Michael T. Biondo is a retired senior group vice president of packaging and converted products, St. Mary A. Cone has been named executive vice president, senior lending office, for Bank of Naples. She is responsible for the origination of new commercial loans as well as credit administration, loan operations and loan management. Ms. Cone has 20 years of commercial banking and financial industry experience and has been with Bank of Naples since 2007. She previously was with TIB Bank, First National Bank of Florida (now known as Fifth Third Bank) and the former Barnett Bank and BancFlorida. Her community involvement includes the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council of Collier County. She currently serves on the Board of the Park Shore Association and is a member of the American Business Womens Association. She is in the Leadership Collier class of 2009.Bank of FloridaSouthwest Senior Vice President Andrew L. Buschle has been promoted to the position of market manager for Collier and Lee counties. He is responsible for business development, relationship management and the profitability of the banks five Southwest Florida ON THE MOVE sound advice. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 BUSINESS MEETINGS Catch the Buzz holds its first networking event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Blue Sushi, 1170 Third St. S. in downtown Naples. There will be complimentary appetizers and happy hour drink specials as well as live entertainment. Those who attend are asked to bring a donation of coffee, sugar or other basic dry goods for St. Matthews House. For more information, visit www.NaplesCatchTheBuzz.com. Young Professionals of Naples will meet for a wine-tasting at Haskells: The Wine People from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing email@example.com. YP Naples members also are encouraged to join the Habitat for Humanity house-building session beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. For location and details, call 248-2599. Naples Trust Realty Company hosts In the Biz, a networking opportunity for real estate agents, real estate attorneys, mortgage representatives, appraisers and other real estate professionals from 4:306:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Naples Trust Realty Company is in the Collection at Vanderbilt. RSVP by calling 513-2262. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Five networking from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 5, at Big Cypress Market Place, which is four miles east of CR 951 on U.S. 41. Cost is $10 at the door for chamber members, $20 for non-members. Collier County School Board District 4 representative Julie Sprague will be the guest speaker when the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Chamber Alliance meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the chamber, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Admission is $10 for Chamber Alliance members. RSVP to Alissa Arce at 403-2904 or Alissa@NaplesChamber.org. The Direct Selling Womens Alliance Southwest Florida Area Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nonna Regina Italian Restaurant in North Naples. Cost is $5 and does not include lunch. Chapter president is Mindy Idaspe. For more information, call 248-9704 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Capital Wealth Advisors and its affiliated businesses, the Capital Group and the Capital Accounting Group, will present Protecting the Estate, Wealth Preservation and Tax Minimization Strategies, a free seminar at their offices at 787 Fifth Avenue S. on numerous dates this month and in February and March. For more information, call 434-7434. Regular meetings of the ABWA Neapolitan Chapter take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton. The Woman of the Year Award will be presented at the Jan. 27 meeting. Womens Network of Collier County, an organization dedicated to helping women grow their businesses, meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Collier Athletic Club. Cost is $22 for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations, e-mail Laurie Nicolas at llhnicolas@ comcast.net. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. THE MOTLEY FOOL Want to understand financial statements? Lets review the income statement (sometimes called the statement of operations). It summarizes sales and profits over a period of time, such as three months or a year, and usually offers information for the year-ago period too, so you can compare and spot trends. Consider Barnes & Nobles income statement for 2008. At the top, youll find net sales (sometimes called revenue). 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 NETWORKING Grand Opening of Holmes Hall at FGCU Chartered Financial Analysts fifth annual Forecast Dinner at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf ClubJIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYJ. Robert Quatroche and Bill Merwin David and Richard Holmes Olivia Rochrowska, Carolyn Meyer, Bob and Ann Guididas Jason and Tania Zapalski Keith and Doris Trowbridge Alice Brunner and Linda Guerrine Judy and Terry Doyle Brian Dixon and Charles Hughes CHARLES HESTER / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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A member of the Urban Land Institute, he also serves on the Housing Market Forecast Panel for the Housing Market Report, a national newsletter.As a senior manager at Fishkind and Associates, Mr. Timmerman manages consulting assignments throughout the southeast. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, valuation and geo-spatial analysis of a broad spectrum of residential and commercial properties.Mr. Garinger, principal and managing director in the Fort Myers office of Colliers Arnold, has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate with expertise in investment properties and land sales The annual Bonita/Estero Market Pulse is sponsored by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. Tickets to the 2009 conference, which takes place at Three Oaks Banquet and Conference Center in Estero, are on sale now. 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1965 Taken better care of my Barbie doll collection 1973 Given a second look at the well mannered geek that sat next to me in math class 1980 Listened to my brother-in-law when he told me to invest in this new company called Apple 2009 Bought a Toll Brothers home when it was a buyers marketI WISH I HAD... There has never been a better time to buy a Toll Brothers home. Take advantage of the buyers market and youll never have to say, I wish I had ...F bt nfr t Fnb, t TollBrothersFlorida.com Decorated Models Open Monday 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Tuesday Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Sunday 11a.m.-6 p.m. CGC055953 Naples TBI Realty, LLC Broker Participation Welcome Prices and availability subject to change. Base prices do not include lot premiums or options. This is not an offering where prohibited by law. From I-75: Take County Road 951 (Ext 101) and travel south approx. 1/2 mile to Davis Blvd. Turn right onto David Blvd. and proceed 2-3/10 miles to the main entrance on the left. Discover Naples Inner Beauty Prices subject to change without notice or obligation. CGC1250726Reection Lakes Naples Close to Everything, Miles from Ordinary.Regardless of what made you choose Southwest Floridabeaches, shopping, boating, golf or any of the other myriad things that make Naples such a great place to liveReection Lakes Naples by Engle Homes brings you just minutes from it all. Plus, theres never been a better time to build your dream home from the ground up. Visit engledreamhome.com to learn more. Homes starting at $149,900. Please call an Engle Homes sales center for more information. Go to engledreamhome.com for your chance to WIN $500 CASH THIS WEEKEND! Plus for a LIMITED TIME, get FREE Tile and Cabinet Upgrades and MUCH MORE.
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We Stopped Watching the News...AND STARTED LIVING AGAIN. Private Beach Club Audubon SignatureChampionship Dye Golf Club Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities Featuring Cybex Equipment Formal & Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community Adjacent to Upscale Coconut Point Easy Access to Southwest Florida International Airport New Improved Pricing from the $300s No Negotiating NecessaryABSOLUTELY. POSITIVELY. WITHOUT A DOUBT . THE BEST BEACH & GOLF VALUE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Sales Oce located on US 41, across from Coconut Point. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY H AS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ESTERO BAY
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www.TarponPoint.com 239.549.8500 800.446.3641 Sales & Information Center Mon. Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. Noon to 5 p.m. 5902 Silver King Boulevard Cape Coral, Florida 33914 $74,000 Veterans Pkwy. Cape Coral Pkwy.Pelican Blvd. Santa Barbara Blvd. Del Prado Blvd.El Dorado Pkwy. Cape Coral FLORIDA ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY DEVELOPER TO BUYER OR LESSEE. OFFERED BY GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. DEVELOPERS OF THE RESIDENCES AT BELL TOWER PARK, TARPON POINT MARINA AND PALMAS DEL SOL. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL OF OUR FINE COMMUNITIES, PLEASE CALL 239-437-5007 OR VISIT ONLINE AT GPDEVELOPMENT.COM. BROCHURE, WEB SITE AND ANY MARKETING MATERIALS PRESENTED ARE NOT LEGAL DOCUMENTS. DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOS, DRAWINGS AND ARTIST RENDERINGS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, FLOOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THE PROPERTIES OR INTEREST DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE GO VERNMENTS OF ANY STATE OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THIS ADVERTISEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO ANY RESIDENTS OF NJ, CT, HI, ID, IL OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED, UNLESS THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN REGISTERED OR EXEMPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. RENDERINGS ARE ARTIST CONCEPTION. PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY GROSSE POINTE REALTY, LLC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 2009 GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. owning a luxurious and spacious Condo/Hotel residence in the waterfront resort community of Tarpon Point Marina. Enjoy rst-class amenities, room service, housekeeping, concierge and valet services, and a deep-water marina with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. The Resort at MarinaVillage. Fractional and whole ownerships available now. Call today.
WEEK OF JAN. 29-FEB. 4, 2009 B17 First Floor End Residence 1 car attached garage 1635 Living Space 2 Bedrooms (split) High Ceilings Light and Bright Morning Room Renovated Kitchen Gated Garden Entrance Golf Course View Private Beach Tram across the Street Screened Lanai $595,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples San Marino in Pelican Bay Completely Private Residence 2 Bedrooms (split) 2 Bathrooms Oversized 2 Car Garage Updated Gourmet Kitchen 1900 Sq. ft. AC. Mexican Tile Floors Skylights Clearstory Windows 2 Sided Fireplace Flowering Plants Fruit Trees $795,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Tierra Mar Courtyard Home in Pelican Bay Elias Brothers drops prices in Tuscany CoveSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYElias Brothers Communities is introducing blow-out pricing on the remaining homes at Tuscany Cove. Prices on the twoand three-bedroom homes are reduced up to 10 percent, and all homeowners association fees will be paid for the first year. Near North Naples main transportation arteries, the 78-acre Tuscany Cove community has 295 residences that are either attached villas or single-family homes. Amenities include a nearly 7,000-square-foot clubhouse with fitness center, aerobics room, media room, ballroom with wet bar, card room and childrens room. A lakeside sun deck, pool with separate spa, childrens pool with splash fountain and lighted tennis courts allow homeowners and their guests the opportunity to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. Elias Brothers Communities has had a number of Naples success stories since their involvement in the Naples real estate scene began nearly 20 years ago. Company projects include Victoria Shores condominiums at Victoria Lakes in North Naples and two neighborhoods in the Crown Pointe subdivision, the Villas of Crown Pointe and Royal Villas. For more information about Tuscany Cove, call 354-3025 or visit www. neweliashomes.com. Southwest Floridas Oldest and Most Quali ed Inspection Firm Prompt, Professional Service/Detailed Custom Written Forms Wind & Roof Mitigation Veri cation Af davits Inspections Include Single/Multi-family, Condominiums, Commercial, New Home Punch-out. 4-Point Insurance Inspections New Construction Progress Monitoring Inspections and Environmental Testing Designed for your Needs EPA Licensed & Certi ed Radon Testing Certi ed Mold Testing & Air Quality Assessments Certi ed Infared Thermal Imaging-ThermographyExperience Florida Licensed General Contractor Florida Licensed Roo ng Contractor Florida Licensed Pool Service/Repair Contractor 37 Years as a General Contractor Approved VA/FHA Inspector www.HomeCheckSystemsInc.com A Professional, Pre-purchase Inspection and Environmental Testing Service Home Check Systems Inc. exceeds all criteria as recommended by local boards of realtorsRobyn DeVille Jerry W. Triplett Naples, Florida 34106One Call Does It All! Since 1974
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See virtual tours at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: REFURBISHED, 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: Grand Waterfront Unit, Slip w/20K lb. lift, steps to Gulf/Beach 3/3.5 $1,489,000 REFURBISHED, 2/2, Bright end unit, Gulf/River/Wiggins Pass Views $679,000 Imperial Golf Estates: Completely renovated w/ designer upgrades, golf course view, 2984SF, Kris Savoie: 253-9957 $688,3503000SF, 3+Den/3.5Ba. Lg. pie shaped Lk. lot! $1,195,000 NEW LISTING3289SF, 4+Den/3.5Ba, granite, stainless kitchen, lg.lanai w/pool Kris Savoie: 239-253-9957 Imperial Golf Estates NEW LISTINGOPEN SUN. 1-4Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace $999,000 Bonita Bay NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 1730SF, 3Br/3Ba., Excellent condition, REDUCED! $369,000 2515SF, 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 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 One of a kind end unit all water views 3+den 3.5 baths. 10ft. ceilings $1,495,000 NEW LISTING boat slips available ..$229,500 ..............$209,500 ..............$199,500 ................$119,999 Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $,1,475,000 NEW LISTING
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 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, six bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. $5,900,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 AQUALANE SHORES tPanoramic Bay views! This extraordinary property offers three bedrooms, four baths, a cut-in boat slip, and a large pool. $4,850,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752 AQUALANE SHORES tLot offers 265 of water frontage, 100 on Naples Bay and 155 deep into Egret Channel. Boathouse and cut-in slip. $4,550,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 WINDSTAR tArchitectural gem with four bedrooms plus a den. Balconies and terraces off several rooms. 70 boat dock and Gulf access in minutes. $3,495,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091AQUALANE SHORES t1700 3rd Street South Well-located and updated three bedroom cottage 3 blocks to the beach. Deep lot (165). Large pool deck. Furnished.$1,825,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424 NEW LISTING OPENSUN. 1-4 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES tNew waterfront home with direct Naples Bay and Gulf access. Three bedrooms plus den, pool/spa, three-car garage, 58 dock. $1,750,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool. $1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, and koi pond. $2,250,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES tTropical gardens, Koi pond and Balinese orchid house grace the grounds. Fourth bedroom has outside access. $1,750,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 NEW LISTING AQUALANE SHORES tWalk to 3rd Street shops, dining and beaches. Great for yacht up to 80-feet. Build your dream home here. Direct access. $1,795,000 | Michael McCumber | 777-9029 OLD NAPLES CHATHAM PLACE #9 tSophisticated, spacious and elegant, 3-story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Yard, splash pool, marble and granite. $1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 ROYAL HARBOR tOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances. $1,799,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES VARESE #1601 tCustom, like new 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal. $1,050,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949 OLD NAPLES BAYPORT VILLAGE #PH-301 tPenthouse with three bedrooms plus den and poolside cabana. Granite, marble, wood oors, private elevator. Pet friendly. NOW $1,050,000 | Tom McCarthy/Isabelle Edwards | 434-2424 REDUCED OLD NAPLES SHADOWMOSS tThis three bedroom plus den, three bath is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler. $1,275,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 OLD NAPLES VILLAS VERONA #103 tTwo blocks to the beach and 1 block to 5th Avenue South. Two bedrooms plus den, private heated pool/spa and two lanai areas. $1,350,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES THE PIERRE CLUB #20 tWalk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy. $529,900 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL #244 tTurnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month. $895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 OLD NAPLES VILLAS RAVELLO #105 tPrivate tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, two bedrooms plus den. Walk to 5th Avenue South. $945,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE tThis ve bedroom plus study, three bath home has beautiful, recent renovations. Lovely granite kitchen, formal dining and spacious yard. $990,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 Single Family Homes 2163 21st Court SouthViews of Naples Bay. No bridges to Gulf. Five bedrooms, den and media room. Pool, 3-car garage, 2 boat lifts. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 NEW LISTING1544 3rd Street SouthEnormous, open kitchen/dining/living room oor plan. Bamboo ooring, vaulted ceilings and replace. Tiled pool. $3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-08942211 Forrest LaneCypress walls, 3 bedrooms, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water. $3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-24242020 8th Street SouthApprox. 167 of waterfront! 58x195x167x136 site with cut-in boat slip. Direct Gulf access. Older home on property. $2,895,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/Villas AQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished. $850,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424 Lots 815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approx. 80 dock, covered slip and boat house. $2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Single Family Homes 181 15th Avenue SouthA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is. $1,695,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424RIDGE LAKE 627 5th Avenue NorthBeautiful 90x158 lot 6 blocks to the beach. Being sold as is. Elevation (13.1), survey available. $1,080,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 Condominiums/Villas625 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM 625 5th Avenue South #PH301 Rarely available penthouse. Wood and marble ooring, marble baths, volume ceilings. Building with 24-hour security. $1,839,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894CATELENA ON 3RD 319 7th Avenue SouthTreetop views. Tropical grounds surround pool/spa. Large Florida Room, three bedroom plus den residence. $1,695,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OPEN SUN. 1-4COLONNADE ON 5TH 631 6th Avenue South #304Spacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575NEAPOLITAN CLUB 900 8th Avenue South #301This 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is within walking distance to everything. Furnished and move-in ready. $399,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAGE GREEN JASMINE CLUB 670 Broad Avenue South #J-670Masterfully redone 2 bedroom, 2 bath! Enlarged kitchen, quartz stone countertops, transformed baths; 55+ building. $389,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455NAPLES LARCHMONT 311 6th Street SouthTastefully decorated and renovated, this 2 bedroom hideaway has new tile, appliances, granite kitchen counters. $269,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 Lots PAR LA VILLE 355 4th Avenue SouthMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches. $3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741205 South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Ave. South and 3rd St. South. $2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089481 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. Steps to Gulf. Plans for a 4 bedroom Stofft Cooney design available. $2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424663 11th Avenue SouthBeautiful homesite close to marina, restaurants and shops. Two alleyways for a exible homesite, survey available. $999,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091751 11th Avenue SouthAmazing centrally located residential lot in the heart of Old Naples. Lot size 67x 150 with alley access! NOW $925,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 REDUCEDSEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60foot nger prier. Walk to downtown. $425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-86542170 Sheepshead DrivePrime location on wide inlet. Just 3 houses from Naples Bay and direct Gulf access with 70 dock. New everything, large screened pool/spa area. Fourth bedroom suite. $1,495,000 | CathyOwen | 269-31181303 Cobia CourtDirect Gulf access, 142 seawall, concrete tile roof, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Large dock accommodates large vessel; two boat lifts. Tastefully updated, entertain on screened pool/lanai. $1,395,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 OPEN SUN. 1-41571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard. $797,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLD NAPLES tUnder construction home, 4200+ SF of living area, 4 bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath. Blocks to beach. five-car garage, heated pool/spa. $3,195,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded/remodeled in 1995 with three bedrooms plus ofce. Pool/spa and summer kitchen. 660 SF boat house. $3,366,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 OPEN SUN. 1-4 ROYAL HARBOR t2220 Snook Drive Brand new! Open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, 4 bedrooms plus den, a 2-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $2,795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA tNewly renovated. A private elevator, master retreat with fireplace, sitting room with balcony, media room, and more. $2,395,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304FOUR WINDS 1240 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C. $459,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock. $459,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654QUARTERDECK 1504 Blue Point AvenueRecently renovated 2 bedroom with boat dock and no bridges to Gulf. New kitchen and granite counters, and designer tile. $369,000 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538SANDPIPER WEST 1625 Chesapeake Avenue #204Western facing lanai overlooking pool and boat dock. Two bedroom waterfront condominium with views of waterway. $225,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 AQUALANESHORES OLDNAPLES ROYAL HARBOR ROYAL HARBOR AREA OLDNAPLES OLDNAPLESOLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGESBrand new! Enjoy all the amenities of the only 4-star resort in Old Naples, 15,000 SF clubhouse, tness center, resort-style pool and more. Weekly rental policy. Minutes to the beach.#D-205 Professionally decorated and furnished two bedroom, two bath residence. $699,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 #I-102 T astefully turnkey furnished rst oor cottage home. $650,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 #E-205 New construction! Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with over 1,400 SF $599,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 #J-104 Fully furnished with the developer luxury hotel-style rental package. $495,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 #E-203 A rare opportunity to own this 3 bedroom furnished residence. $890,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 Lots / Boat Slips#C-204 Brand new 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath overlooking marina and restaurants. Granite kitchen, gas cooktop, private elevator, marble bath. $1,445,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES tLuxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-211 Latest fun-lled resort surrounds a 97-slip marina with charter boat services. Distinct 3 bedroom; A/C 2-car garage. $1,845,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, bay/marina views and private foyer entry with elevator. Gourmet kitchen and 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath waterfront home. Resort living with every imaginable amenity. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | W endy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, marble entry, wood oors, 10 ceilings, crown mouldings and expansive balconies. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/T ade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#5404 Comfortable living is enjoyed in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, furnished tastefully. $674,500 Jan Martindale | 869-0360 #2304 Very stylish and well-maintained 2 bedroom. Offered furnished. $609,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #2202 T wo bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $435,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. T en-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $525,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. T urnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 Condominiums/Villas
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM GULF SHORE BLVD. SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and Walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 15TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! Bermuda-style 4 bedroom plus den. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace & pool/spa. $3,797,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 14TH AVENUE SOUTH tExquisite 2-story, 4 bedroom with an den/ofce boasts 4,110 SF A/C. Quality craftsmanship throughout. Summer kitchen. $3,695,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 GORDON DRIVE t1355 Gordon Drive New luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,650,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 LAKEVIEWTERRACE tCustom 5 bedroom plus den home. Volume ceilings, maple oors, granite and stone oors, private pool and summer kitchen. $3,295,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 GARDENTERRACE tSoon-to-begin new construction on a treelined street just steps from the beach. Each villa has a private pool/spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLDNAPLES tWalk to beaches and Naples Yacht Club. Charming 4 bedrooms including furnished guest suite over garage. Pool. $2,990,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329 CENTRALAVENUE tTotally renovated. French limestone oors, kitchen and bathrooms feature marble and onyx tops. Security system and pool. $2,850,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 14THAVENUESOUTH tViews of Crayton Cove & Bay! New Caribbean architecture, 4 bedrooms, den, pool/spa, summer kitchen & a 3-car garage. NOW $2,795,000 Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 REDUCED SANDY CAY t300 3rd Avenue South Close to beach and 5th Avenue S. shops. Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with family room, private elevator, replace and built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLASESCALANTE t#C6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 BRs and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,495,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GULF SHORE BLVD. NORTH t616 Gulf Shore Blvd. North Over acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing 3 bedroom cottage surrounded by landscaping. $2,495,000 | Chris Yanson | 434-2424 OPEN SUN. 1-4 ORCHID PLACE t435 3rd Avenue South Only one remaining! Perfectly located, 2 blocks to 5th Ave. S. and 3 blocks to beach. Patio area with private pool. $2,295,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PALMCIRCLEWEST tCustom-built home with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool. $2,245,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 PALMCIRCLEWEST tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, 3 bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 780FIFTHAVENUESOUTH CONDOMINIUM tThis 2 bedroom has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished.$1,150,000 Judy Perry/Linda Perry & Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161 PETTITSQUARE t292 14th Avenue South #F Renovated inside nd out, 1,640+ total SF home is the only 3 bedroom. Marble oors, open great room plan. $889,000 Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 OPEN SUN. 1-4 SUNTIDEONTENTH tLight and bright. Wonderful kitchen island with breakfast bar. Courtyard heated pool. One small pet (under 25 lbs). NOW $679,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 REDUCED WHARFSIDE t#4 Updated townhouse directly on Naples Bay with 30 dock. New granite counters, stainless appliances and fresh paint. $599,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663 FIFTHAVENUEBEACH CLUB t#102 One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed. $459,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Single Family Homes 677BougainvilleaRoadLakefront setting, close to 5th Ave. S. Sunny 3 bedroom,3 bath; tropical gardens;pool/spa, separate entrance to guest suite.$1,040,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235VILLAGEGREEN HERON CLUB 482 BroadAvenueS. #482Southern exposure, Brazilian hardwood oors. oor areas. Guest suite is completely private. Beach convenient.$289,900 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 Condominiums/Villas CHATHAM PLACE 338 8th AvenueSouth #5Three blocks to beach. Nestled by interior fountain. Located in Old Naples in the community of only 16 residences.$1,984,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420CATELENA 306 6th AvenueSouthLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed.$1,390,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231NAPLESBAYRESORT THEHOTEL 1500 5th Ave.S. #314This tropical luxury resort is nestled in a waterfront setting on Naples Bay. Southern exposure with marina view.$829,900 | Fred Alter | 269-4123SUNTIDEONTENTH 653 10th AvenueSouthLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor.NOW $675,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 REDUCEDTOWNMANOR CLUB 1021 3rd St.S. #102Updated getaway, 2 bedroom, 2 bath only 2.5 blocks to beach, steps to 3rd St. shops and dinning; blocks to 5th Ave. S.$425,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4CASTLETONGARDENS 980 7th Ave.S. #102Only blocks to beach, shopping and ne dinning. Wonderful courtyard building, pool and rec area. Move right in. $249,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4VILLAGEGREEN HERON CLUB 462 BroadAve.S. #462Southern exposure! New carpet, kitchen tile and appliances. Electric storm shutters. Close to pool and 3rd Street S.$245,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Lots & Acreage 175SouthLakeDriveSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering.$3,795,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-01193RDAVENUESOUTH 658 3rd AvenueSouthVacant and ready to develop up to 6 residential condominiums in Old Naples. West of 41 and 5 blocks from the beach.$2,950,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301115 5th AvenueSouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation. $2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-6342690 13th AvenueSouthBuild new on corner homesite with southern exposure. Close to Naples Yacht Club, access to Bay and Gulf-no bridges.$1,195,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894NAPLESBOAT CLUB 909 10th StreetSouthBS #27Full service marina with a full service fuel dock; Chickee bar and pool. Dock #27 will accommodate 61 overall length.$425,000 | Michael McCumber | 777-9029287 11th AvenueSouthStructure in National Register Historic District. Two-story cottage; heart pine oors, and guest house.$1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 7TH STREET SOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak oors, 3 bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,895,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 RIDGELAKE tFabulous lake view! Remodeled 3 bedroom! New kitchen, baths, windows and roof. Twocar garage. Blocks to the beach. $1,749,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 13TH AVENUE SOUTH tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,528,000 | Ruth Trettis | 434-2424 OLDNAPLESVILLA t1070 5th Street South Over 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach. $1,150,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 4TH STREET SOUTH tFlorida cottage offers 3 bedrooms plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach. $1,695,000 | Marty & Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/Villas Lots & AcreageBEACHFRONT PARKSHORE LERIVAGE tEstate Nineteen South Encompassing over 6,000 SF featuring a great room, family room, library, & 4 bedroom suites. First class amenities! $6,150,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 PARKSHORE ARIA t#PH1801 Private elevator. Direct Gulf, bay and city views. Penthouse has 3 bedrooms, den, family room, and cabana. $4,995,000 Bette Helms/Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea | 250-6455 BAY COLONY CONTESSA t#1804 COMPLETELY REMODELED! Three bedroom plus den beachfront residence with everything new! 3,200+ total SF. Decorated by Robb & Stucky. $3,195,000 Leah D. Ritchey/Marlene Abbott-Barber | 594-9494 MARCOISLAND MADERIA t#1005 Incredible beach views. Three bedroom residence, exquisitely nished. Features include marble ooring and Venetian plaster. $2,950,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 BAREFOOTBEACH BAYFRONTGARDENS tStunning home with bay views, pool/spa, boat dock and lift, 2 gourmet kitchens, 3 guest suites, and 3-car garage. $2,595,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 COQUINASANDS VIADELFINO t#301 On the beach location and renovated with European craftsmanship. A gourmet kitchen, complete with a wine storage area. $2,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 MOORINGS WESTGATE t#201S Totally-renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bath has direct views of Gulf. Expanded glassed/screened terrace. Chisel-edge marble oors. $2,350,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 CAPEMARCO BELIZE t#2107 Stunning 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath with over 3,844 SF of living area. Furnished. Views of the Gulf. Beach access. $2,298,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133
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 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 1 5 11 2 3 14 19 20 15 29 30 32 31 26 27 28 33 24 34 25 18 16 17 9 7 6 4 21 22 23 8 10 12 13>$300,0001 PELICAN MARSH 1515 C lermont Dr. #102 $369,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001>$500,0002 MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $500s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-4 >$600,0003 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $649,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 4 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $688,350 Amerivest Realty Kris Savoie 239-253-9957 5 PELICAN MARSH LES CHATEAUX 1855 Les Chateaux Blvd. #302 $699,000 Premier Properties Ray Couret 293-5899 >$700,0006 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East From $700,000 Premier Properties Call 643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-57 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR COURTYARD 509 Tierra Mar Lane West $795,000 Engle & Voelkers Janet Bolinski 250-6836 Sat. 1-48 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB 435 Dockside Dr. $795,000-$1,899,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 9 PARK SHORE 566 Neapolitan Lane $799,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 2692203 >$800,00010 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s. Premier Properties Call 800311-3622. Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-511 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2098 Mission Drive $899,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7845552 >$900,00012 BONITA BAY BAYVIEW II 4801 Island Pond Court #PH1204 $925,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 13 BONITA BAY BERMUDA COVE 26187 Isle Way $925,000 Premier Properties Cathy/ George Lieberman 777-2441 >$1,000,00014 OLD NAPLES SPELLBINDER VILLAS OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street South $1,150,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 15 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1007 $1,275,000 Premier Properties Angela R. Allen 825-8494 16 PELICAN BAY BRIDGE WAY VILLAS 667 Bridgeway Lane #135 $1,295,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 17 PELICAN BAY RENAISSANCE 5850 Pelican Bay Blvd. #3A $1,299,000 Premier Properties Susan Barton 860-1412 18 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #2101 $1,349,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 19 ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,395,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 250-4140 20 VINEYARDS TERRACINA 426 Terracina Court $1,445,000 Premier Properties Ted Dudley 860-2498 Open House are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked21 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi Way $1,475,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 22 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,699,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 23 AQUALANE SHORES 1700 3rd Street South $1,825,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 434-2424. NEW LISTING>$2,000,00024 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace $2,172,060 Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301. Sat. and Sun. 1-425 PARK SHORE 577 Parkwood Lane $2,195,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 26 OLD NAPLES 135 5th Avenue South $2,250,000 Premier Properties Jan Martindale 896-0360 27 OLD NAPLES ORCHID PLACE 435 3rd Avenue South $2,295,000 Premier Properties Ty Smith 398-9517 28 MOORINGS 710 Riviera Drive $2,650,000 Premier Properties Mitch Williams 370-887929 PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,900,000 Premier Properties Call 261-6200 Mon. Sat. Open Daily and Sun. 12-4>$3,000,00030 MEDITERRA VERONA 17018 Verona Way $3,195,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266 31 PORT ROYAL 999 Spyglass Lane $3,750,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 434-242432 MEDITERRA MARCELLO 29110 Marcello Way $3,995,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-126633 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive $3,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$6,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $6,495,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628
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 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM MARCO ISLAND & SURROUNDS MADEIRA #PH-202 tBeachfront penthouse with 6,500+ SF of living area. Gulf, beach and island vistas from 2,140 SF of multiple terraces. $7,495,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 HIDEAW AY BEACH ROYAL MARCO WAY t Exquisitely furnished. Rare beachfront home, six bedrooms, 8,894 SF under air. A Christies Great Estates Property. $9,400,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAXAMBASCOURT tSlocum-Christian, waterfront home with 243 ft. of direct access water frontage. Great docking facility. Furnished. $9,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH SEADUNE LANEtSpacious beachfront estate home built in 2003 with four bedrooms, four full and three halfbaths and 9200 SF. Exceptional views of Gulf. $12,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 INLETDRIVE tViews of Gulf and sunsets. Pocket sliders to lanai with pool/spa; 3 bedrooms, 3-car garage, and 30x50 built-in boat slip. NOW $3,975,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 REDUCEDHIDEAWAY BEACH SEABREEZEDRIVE tSpacious three bedroom beachfront home with pool/spa. Multi-level balconies, oor-to ceiling windows, and plantation shutters. $4,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133KEY MARCO BLUEHILL CREEKDRIVE tFinest in luxury living! Exquisite nishes, three guest suites, private master suite. Quick Gulf access. A Christies Great Estates Property. $5,695,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491HIDEAWAY BEACH SEADUNE LANEtCustom built-modern, architectural masterpiece with 152 on pristine beach. Luxury appointments abound. FURNISHED. $5,700,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MADEIRA #PH-201 tThis penthouse boasts 7,414 SF and views of the Gulf and Marcos crescent-shaped whitesand beach. A Christies Great Estates Property. $6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 CAXAMBAS COURT tGulf and Caxambas Pass views. Spacious 4 bedroom with 3,600 SF of living area. Offered at lot value. Dock included. $3,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133BARFIELD DRIVE SOUTH tViews of Caxambas Pass! Four bedroom pool home with 80 dock and 16,000 lb.lift. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133COPELAND DRIVE tBig view, tip lot location with 242 feet of direct access water frontage. Very spacious, 5 bedroom, livable home. $3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SOLANA COURT tMajestic custom home with spectacular panoramic views of Smokehouse Bay. Featuring 5 bedroom suites plus a study. $3,695,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 COLLINGSWOODAVENUE tOn Roberts Bay in Estate Area, this home offers panoramic views and direct Gulf access. Livable home or build new. $2,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MIMOSA COURT tReduced $1,000,000. New house warranty; 100% generator power, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths 3-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,995,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAXAMBAS COURT tSouthern exposure grand estate home with four bedrooms and three baths. Completely remodeled in 2006. Turnkey furnished. $3,195,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 HIDEAWAY BEACH WATERSIDEDRIVE tViews of Gulf, skyline and beach. Custom 3-story Eastwood-built home with 3,000+ SF, elevator and rooftop sundeck. $1,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HAMMOCK COURT tBeautiful key lot home built by Slocum & Christian. Southwest exposure with 167 ft. of waterfront and Bay views. $2,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 ISLES OF CAPRI WESTPELICAN STREET t New Mediterranean masterpiece situated on a waterfront lot. Spacious 3-story 4 bedroom plus den pool home with elevator. $2,099,000 Chris Sullivan/Kathie Fahringer | 642-2222LAMPLIGHTERDRIVE tOne of the best indirect views with 150 waterfront frontage. Built by Larry Taylor with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. $2,200,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222 CENTURY COURT tIncredible tip lot home with views of Smokehouse Bay; 169 feet of water frontage with 15,000 lb boat lift and dock. $1,760,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MADEIRA tSituated along Crescent Beach, Madeira embraces pretty panoramas. Amenities invigorate mind, body and spirit. FROM $1,820,000 | Laura Adams | 404-4766CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ #1105 tSpectacular sunset beach views. Decorator nished, inlaid tile design, replace accents and crown moulding. $1,850,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491HIDEAWAY BEACH WESTHIDEAWAY CIRCLE tCustom home has private loft-style masters quarters with study and balcony. Spa, negative-edge water. Elevator. $1,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPEMARCO MONTERREY 980 Cape Marco Drive #1605Truly, one of the best views at Monterrey. Beautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Beach access, tness center and pier. $1,295,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548HIDEAWAY BEACH THE HABITAT 816 Hideaway Circle East #23 2 Top oor 3 bedroom, 3 bath penthouse with southern exposure and golf course view s Spacious lanai and covered parking. Furnished. $695,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 Single Family Homes 999Caxambas DriveOne of the best tip locations with 197 of direct access water frontage. Wide water views of the 10,000 Islands. $2,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133540ConoverCourtIncredible quality and attention to detail in this estate pool home. Furnishings negotiable. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,999,000 | Laura Adams/Chris Adams | 404-4766461GrayCourtGreat 4 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half-bath home. Pool, water views, 3-car garage, granite counters, 12,000 lb. lift. Furnished. $1,699,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548160 Snowberry CourtDecorator furnished home with 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, and pool/spa. Eat-in kitchen with granite counters, 20 tiled oors. $1,499,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133430CottageCourtFabulous Sunset Builders 4 bedroom plus den home located on large cul-de-sac homesite! Quick access to Gulf! $1,499,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222720 South Barfield DriveBeautiful inland home on an oversized homesite. Great oor plan, hurricane shutters plus an open lanai with pool/spa. $1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH 394 GumboLimboLaneBuilt in 2004, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, elevator, huge cedar walk-in closet and wood ooring. Pool/spa, outdoor kitchen/grill. $1,449,500 | Chris Sullivan | 404-554895 Anchor CourtDirect access on tip lot with 204 of water frontage. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths (2 masters). Outdoor kitchen/grill. $1,395,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222113 Greenview StreetTwo-story home with 4+ bedrooms, custom ceilings and cabinetry, 12,000 lb. boat lift with sun deck, and heated pool. $1,375,000 | Chris Adams/Laura Adams | 404-5130950 Snowberry CourtCustom built home on a corner lot featuring 3 bedrooms, den and 2.5 baths. Great oor plan with upgrades, pool and deeded dock. $1,275,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222658 Bamboo CourtElegant home has vaulted ceilings, gas replace, and outdoor kitchen. Expansive water frontage. Quick out to Gulf. $1,250,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-04911261LaurelCourtDirect access and beautiful views! New home by Marco River with great room plan, 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths and Viking appliances. $1,195,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545499 Adirondack CourtPanoramic views of Marco and 169 of waterfront from this furnished home with Gulf access. Beamed ceilings and replace. $1,150,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133KEY MARCO 786 WhiskeyCreek DrivePreserve views from this 3,000+ SF A/C, 3 bedroom plus den, large lanai with pool/spa. Three-car garage. Direct access. $1,100,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133507 Antilles CourtCharming direct access 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has WIDE WATER VIEWS and super quick out to River. Good rental potential. $1,099,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548930 Inlet Drive EastElegant and spacious estate home is beautifully decorated and furnished turnkey. Waterfall in pool area and 3-car garage. $999,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-55481131 Vernon PlaceOld Florida style home with quick direct access and 160 ft. of waterfront, large wraparound verandas, new oors and paint. $899,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-95451771 Hummingbird CourtQuick river access from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with granite counters, stainless appliances and gorgeous furnishings. $869,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548243 Seahorse CourtA home sitting on a tip lot with beautiful landscaping with wide waterway views, 40 ft. dock, and 14,000 lb. lift. $795,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133ESTATES 1036 East Inlet DriveOffering three bedrooms, three baths, volume ceilings, crown mouldings, spacious oor plan/lanai area and much more. $775,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133355 Marquesas CourtLovely 3 bedroom plus den or 4th bedroom totally updated in 2007. Over 2,689 total SF, large pool, dock with 12,000 lb. lift. $769,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331657 San Marco RoadSouthern exposure and wide water views from this beautifully updated 3 bedroom with new pool cage, new dock and lift. $765,000 | Elizabeth Summers | 269-4230480Century DriveBayview pool home. Remodeled in 2007. Furnished 3 bedroom plus den/4th bedroom with 14,000 lb. lift on large dock. $749,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133218 Seahorse CourtGorgeous home with volume ceilings, granite counters, raised panel cabinets and stainless appliances. Large dock with 2 lifts. $749,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331560Collingswood AvenueThis 4 bedroom home offers 20 porcelain tile oors, stainless steel appliances, heated pool and views of Roberts Bay. $739,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133951 Ironwood CourtTwo blocks to beach! Luxury home with custom pool design, 12 ceilings, crown moulding, wood cabinets, granite and more. $729,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491MARCO BEACH 741 Holly CourtSouthern exposure 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with oversized 3-car garage. Heated pool with Olympic swimmer jet. Wide water views. $725,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-06851049 Fieldstone DriveAbsolutely gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with den and pool. The home has a spacious oor plan. Offered furnished. $575,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331161 Martinique CourtThis southern exposure three bedroom home has wide water views and a new top quality dock and observation deck. $529,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548394NorthCollier Blvd.Large home in mint condition! All Thermopane windows and a great investment as owner desires a 3 year lease-back. $499,990 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222370Yarmouth StreetNew, never lived-in, 3 bedroom plus den home with gorgeous large pool nestled in private setting. Great neighborhood. $499,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 Condominiums/Villas CAPE MARCO COZUMEL 960 Cape Marco Drive #1601Unparalleled views of Crescent Beach, 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass! Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished. $1,980,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548CAPE MARCO COZUMEL 980 Cape Marco Drive #1906Absolutely stunning beachfront residence. Spacious 3 bedroom beautifully furnished. Marble ooring and crown mouldings. $1,775,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPE MARCO COZUMEL 960 Cape Marco Drive #501Rare oor plan with beach/Gulf views. Tasteful appointments! Luxury beachfront residence. Furnished. A Christies Great Estates Property. $1,599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT I 2000 Royal Marco Way #PH-EPenthouse with Gulf view and private elevator. Vaulted living and dining areas, plus glass-enclosed lanai. $1,399,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPE MARCO MONTERREY 980 Cape Marco Drive #805Views of the Gulf from this furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath with wood oors, 9 ceilings, and double door entry. $1,299,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685DUNNFOIRE 530 South Collier Blvd. #601Rarely available beachfront residence with 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths and 5 terraces to enjoy Gulf, beach and island views. $1,249,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545SHIPPSLANDING I 1080 S. Collier Blvd. #108Two residences combined into 1 with 2,700+ SF of A/C and 4 bedrooms! Panoramic 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass views. $1,200,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548MARBELLECLUB 840 South Collier Blvd. #1205Three bedroom residence with east and west balconies off master suite, crown mouldings, window treatments and Gulf views. $1,150,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130CHALETOF MARCO ISLAND 520 South Collier Blvd. #201Rare front residence, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, furnished. Fabulous views of the Gulf a n beautiful Crescent Beach. $1,150,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130THE PRINCE 176 S. Collier Blvd. #1005Gulf and pool views from this south side 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Granite counters and ne appliances in kitchen. $1,099,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685THE PRINCE 176 South S. Collier Blvd. #1007Beautifully decorated condominium with Gulf views and numerous upgrades. Faux paintin g granite, stainless and more. $999,999 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491MARBELLECLUB 840 South Collier Blvd. #705Beautiful views from this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence on the beach. Great parki n and storage space. $950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130CAPE MARCO MERIDA 990 Cape Marco Drive #304Rare! Front residence has southern exposure views of Gulf, 10,000 Islands and Caxamb a Pass. Turnkey residence $799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548DUCHESS 220 S. Collier Blvd. #DDetached beachfront villa. Enjoy Gulf/beach views. Gorgeous renovations: granite, custo m cabinetry and new ooring. $799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548SOMERSET 780 South Collier Blvd. #303Panoramic views of beautiful crescent shaped beach from spacious and elegant residenc e Weekly rentals allowed. $789,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548SOMERSET 780 South Collier Blvd. #506Sweeping views of beachfront from this exceptional residence. Den area added. Turnk e furnished. Weekly rentals. $765,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545SHIPPSLANDING III 1100 S. Collier Blvd. #1121Gulf views from this furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Southwestern exposure. N bridge to Gulf of Mexico. $750,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685MARCO BEACH OCEAN RESORT 480 South Collier Blvd. #501Private courtyard, updated corner 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. Professional decorated, marble ooring. $720,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222SEAWINDS 890 South Collier Blvd. #906Gorgeous views of the Gulf and the entire beach are enjoyed from this turnkey furnish e beachfront retreat. $640,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548GULFVIEW APTS 58 N.Collier Blvd. #1204Outstanding view of Tigertail Beach and beyond from this 12th oor condominium. Updat e 2 bedroom, 2 bath with tile oors. $599,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222REDUCAPE MARCO MERIDA 990 Cape Marco Drive #90 6 Decorator furnished two bedroom, two bath with Gulf views. Amenities include tennis, po o and exercise room. Steps to beach. NOW $599,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 REDUCEDVILLA DEL MARE 816 West Elkcam Circle #204Wide water views of Smokehouse Bay; walk to shoppes and restaurants. Docks; new ro o and seawall. Large balcony. $595,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548REDUVILLA DEL MARE 816 West Elkcam Circle #301Totally remodeled! Bay views! Tile on the diagonal, crown moulding, and tray ceiling. Qui c boating to Marco River. NOW $589,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 REDUCEDSOUTH SEAS TOWER IIII 380 Seaview Court #403Gorgeous views over the Gulf. Beautifully remodeled wing residence with wraparoun balcony. Offered furnished. $579,900 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545THE PLANTATION 1000 South Collier Blvd. #708Magnicent views of the Gulf from this 3 bedroom condominium. Private shing pier an beach, heated pool/spa. $575,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SOUTH SEAS TOWER IV 440 Seaview Court #601Gulf sunsets and panoramic views of Tigertail Beach. Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bat with new A/C and updated kitchen. $539,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 #2107 Stunning 3 BR, 3.5 BA with over 3,844 SF of living area. Furnished. $2,298,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #1108 Grand 4 BR residence. Marble ooring, gourmet kitchen, & replace. $2,390,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #907 T ravertine/wood ooring, replace, 3 suites, den. Turnkey furnished. $1,799,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #PH-2102 Decorator nished, 4 BRs, 4.5 BAs, and over 4,765 SF $3,495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 #PH-2506 Penthouse perfect, 5 BRs plus den, 6+ BAs. $11,900,000 | Laura Adams/Chris Adams | 404-4766 #1803 T urnkey furnished, beautifully appointed, 3 BRs, 3 BAs. $1,899,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 CAPE MARCO BELIZE tSpectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and 10,000 Islands from these exceptional condominiums! Tennis, tness center, theatre and more. On the southern most tip of Marco Island.#1806 Estate sized 3 BR, 3.5 BA. Built-in bar, elegant oors. $1,975,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 #102 Oversized terrace, 2 BRs, 2.5 BAs. $2,599,999 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 #303 T urnkey furnished, 3 BRs, private elevator foyer $2,599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #1005 Exquisitely nished 3 BR residence. Marble ooring & V enetian plaster. $2,950,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #606 Professionally decorated 2,974 SF residence. Furnished. $1,790,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #206 Beachfront 2 BR residence with front and rear balconies. $1,299,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #501 Beautifully furnished and appointed 3 BR corner residence. $1,890,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #202 Luxury beachfront 3 BR, 3.5 BA with spacious oor plan. $2,249,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548MADEIRA t350 South Collier Blvd. Unequalled amenties in a world-class, brand new beachfront setting. Spectacular views for miles along the Gulf. Exceptionally appointed residences. #301 Turnkey furnished. Wraparound terrace, 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs. $995,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #204 Professionally decorated & turnkey furnished 3 BR, 3 BA residence. $879,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #PH-602 The only penthouse available. A grand 4 BR residence. Furnished. $2,250,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #205 -Two BR bayside residence offered furnished. T wo balconies. $650,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #204 New tile throughout this 3 BR, 3 BA with crown moulding. $950,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685THE ESPLANADE tN. Collier Blvd. Enjoy this outstanding waterfront address. Unrivaled coastal Italian architecture with ne restaurants, world-class shops, waterfront promenade and a direct Gulf access marina.#209 Corner residence with wraparound balcony. Turnkey furnished, 3 BRs. $899,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #1405 Two expansive, private terraces, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. $2,299,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #202 W ide bay views! Elegant furnishings. 3 BRs, 3 BAs. $995,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #303 T ommy Bahama motif, 3 BRs, 3 BAs. $1,300,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 Single Family Homes Condominiums/Villas
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Enjoy serene sunsets and a stunning view of the 18th hole of the Palm Golf Course in this charming Mediterranean villa This home features a beautiful mahogany entry door and a tropical screened pool and lanai Relax in this 3 bedroom and 3 one half bath home and enjoy the European charm of Avila Priced at $1,295,000 furnished Mediterranean 3 bedroom villa with private screened outdoor spa in a tropical setting Southern exposure, volume ceilings and close to the clubhouse Many upgrades and beautifully furnished Theres even room in the garage for your own private golf cart Priced at $1,175,000 furnished Avila Avila Avila Model Open Model Open Terra VerdeThis Spacious Mediterranean coach home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms European style cabinets and granite counter tops are found in this beautifully furnished home The family room and living room open to a screened lanai from this location you will enjoy a view of the first fairway of the tropical Palm course Priced at $829,000 furnished
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009Go Underground for fine artVisit more than a dozen galleries in North Naples on the first Wednesday evening of the month. C14 WEEK at-a-glance The Heidi Chronicles tells all Up next in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden, Wendy Wassersteins play about womens social and political progress. C3 Try this at home Raunchy romantic comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno available now on DVD. C11 I was stunned on Sunday afternoon as I arrived at Gulf Coast High School. There, dozens upon dozens of cars were filing in, all carrying persons preparing to see Opera Naples second production for this season: La Boheme. After all, this was the third time Puccinis beloved opera had been performed in Southwest Florida in the past year. Most fans of opera are passionate about this very special art form; Naples is, nonetheless, in the greater scheme of things, a very small community. How many times can the same story be staged before the well runs dry of eager concertgoers? (I say this, knowing full well I would probably return over and over again to see Cosi Fan Tutti if it were the hysterical Tanglewood version brilliantly performed by Opera Naples last season.) Apparently, local opera aficionados didnt mind it was the third production of La Boheme in the area in one year. The auditorium was a near sell out, the most I have seen to date at an Opera Naples performance. My delight continued when the opera opened and a wildly enthusiastic audience shouted Bravo! as the first set design came into view on stage. We had Steffanie Pearces husband, Samuel Vasquez Jr., to thank for the utterly brilliant set designs that did so much to add to the opera. The audience knew it, too, giving cheers for the set with each of the four act changes. That being the case, the die was cast for this performance of La Boheme to be truly top drawer. It did not disappoint. Returning to conduct was a majorhen Raymond Lutgert was 65, he fell in love with stone: the look of it, the feel of it, the heft of it. The possibilities. It happened while taking a sculpting course at the Appalachian State University in North Carolina, studying with Sherry Edwards.Opera Naples delivers a bravura La BohemeBravo!SEE LA BOHEME, C16 Trythisat h o m e A perfect pairingWine and chocolate make a great match for Valentines Day. C22 PEG LONGSTRETHplongstreth@ oridaweekly.com BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com PAT SHAPIRO COURTESY PHOTOSoprano Steffanie Pearce and baritone Marco Nistico in La BohemeSculpting is Raymond Lutgerts second career, a passion ignited when he was retirement age.STONE: THE ARTWORK OF RAYMOND L. LUTGERTTHE VON LIEBIG SHOWCASES 33 WORKS BY THE HEAD CHISLERSET INHed had a long, lucrative career as developer in his native Chicago. He also made a name for himself in Naples when he purchased 760 acres in 1965 and created Park Shore, Naples first planned unit development. Even back then, he was an innovator, a respecter of open space. He designed parks and put greater distance between buildings. He also set buildings back from the beach in order to preserve nature. But when he took his first sculpting class, he realized he had a talent for it. And so at an age when most people retire, Mr. Lutgert started a second career as a sculptor. Neapolitans have seen his SEE STONE, C16 W
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 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.comWhen I lived in Paris, my best friend was a West African beauty. Charlotte had skin the color of mahogany and a curvy, voluptuous frame. Wherever we went on the Metro, on the streets of our neighborhood men stopped and stared. Together, we once went to a dance party on an old wooden ship along the Seine. The boat rocked on its moorings and water sloshed against the hull as African beats pumped through the stereo. Charlotte hypnotized the crowd with her fevered, sensual moves. By the end of the night, she had acquired several new suitors. In fact, Charlotte always had a handful of men waiting in the wings. They wooed her with gifts of food, jewelry and even cash. She had one or two big loves, but the rest of her romances were short-lived trysts. One day, she asked if I had ever had an AIDS test. No, I told her. Have you? She shook her head and pulled out a sheet of paper with clinic names and addresses. This is where they test for free, she said. Would you go with me? We bundled up against the cold January day and trekked to a distant neighborhood in the north side of Paris. Graffiti covered the walls of tenement buildings and men on benches eyed us suspiciously. We found the clinic tucked alongside a narrow street and took our places in the brightly lit waiting room. When the nurse called for Charlotte, she looked at me with frightened eyes. I squeezed her hand and waited my turn. In Charlottes native Cameroon, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the adult population hovers around 5 percent a far cry from the epidemics in Zimbabwe and Botswana, where almost a quarter of the adult population carries the virus. With the outcry over the spread of AIDS in Africa in recent years, many Americans have been lulled into believing that AIDS is a foreign, third-world phenomenon. The truth is, the virus is still a threat here, and its no longer a burden of the young. As a matter of fact, a study at Temple University says men over 50 are increasingly atrisk for contracting HIV as their number of sexual partners increases with the use of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra. And many of these men arent using condoms. A study out of Britain published in the International Journal of Epidemiology says condom use is particularly low between mature partners. Only 38 percent of men and 28 HIV still a threat, especially for seniors ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSpercent of women aged 35-44 used condoms during their first sexual encounter, versus 68 percent of men and 67 percent of women aged 16-19. What does this mean for our Southwest Florida population? Everyone (including seniors) needs to be aware. That means using protection and getting tested. If you have HIV, you absolutely must tell your partners. Through the national Web site inspot.org, people can even send anonymous e-cards with messages like Its not what you brought to the party, its what you left with. The Web site also has a searchable feature to find local clinics. As for my friend Charlotte? Her results came back negative (and mine did, too). Its not what you brought to the party, its what you left with... Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org eroon, the the adult rcent a Z imbabwe t a q uar a rries the h e sprea d a rs, man y n t o be li e v ird-world h e virus is o l on g er a u dy at m en k e men y out of e rnational s condom e n mature m en and 28 ple can even send anonymous ecards wit h messa g es l i k e Its not w h at you b rou g ht to the party, its what you le f t with. Th e Web s it e al so ha s a se ar c h ab l e f e atur e t o find l oc al c lini cs dd,oo) C ontact Artis >> S end y our dati ng t ip s, q uestions, and disasters to: sandydays @ floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 C3 FortMyersReflectionsPkwy.@CypressLakeDr. 239-590-9994 NaplesImmokaleeRd.@Airport 239-593-9499 CapeCoralSantaBarbaranearVeteransPkwy. 239-458-8700 PortCharlotteUSHwy.41&776 941-235-3354Orderonline:jasonsdeli.com Breakfast! Somelikeithot. Somelikeitcool. Everyonelikesitdelivered.Threeuniquehotbreakfastsandwichtrays satisfywithmade-to-orderfreshness:SunshineBreakfastSandwiches HuevosRancherosWraps MiniCroissantBreakfastSandwiches...madewithyourchoiceofsausage,baconorham. Allfreeofartificial transfat,MSGandhigh fructosecornsyrup! NewandCoolYogurt,Fruit&CrunchFeaturingfreshfruitandorganicgranola The Naples Players present Wendy Wassersteins award-winning The Heidi Chronicles Wednesday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre.One of Americas leading playwrights, the late Ms. Wasserstein was known for her comedic takes on the serious social and political issues of the late 20th century.The Heidi Chronicles presents a series of interrelated scenes tracing the coming of age of art historian Heidi Holland and her friends, from the radical 1960s to the materialistic 1980s. The play recounts a touching and humorous search for self, set against a backdrop of intense social and cultural change in America. Underlying much of its theme are the enormous changes women experienced as they redefined their relationships with men in the bedroom, the home and the boardroom. One only has to look at recent political campaigns to see how important and relevant the issues of The Heidi Chronicles are for todays women, says Karen Smith Hill, director of the production for The Naples Players. The play ran on Broadway for 622 performances and won the Drama Desk Award for Best New Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play of 1989. The Heidi Chronicles will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 4-28, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 15 and 22. Seating is limited in the intimate Tobye Studio. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under, and are available at the Sugden Community Theatre box office, 701 Fifth Avenue South, or by calling 263-7990 or visiting www.naplesplayers.org. From the hip s to the edgy s, The Heidi Chronicles tells allBree Cowan and Michael Hassett during rehearsal for The Heidi Chronicles.COURTESY PHOTO
Maybe I Will Marry Him, Bronze, 10.5 x 7 x 8.5 inchesOrange Ice, Vanilla, Chocolate and Toffee, Egyptian Onyx, 20 x 18 x 9 inchesPoised for Action, Rosso Levanto, 18 x 18 x 11 inchesConversation, Alabama Gray Marble, 16 x 16 inchesCOURTESY PHOTOS work around town, from Genesis in front of the Northern Trust Building in Park Shore, to Education: the Lyric of Life in front of the Learning Resources Center on the Naples campus of Edison State College, to various pieces at Park Shore and Venetian Village. Now, theyll be able to see a substantial representation of Mr. Lutgerts work all in one place. The von Liebig Art Center (585 Park St.) will display 33 of his sculptures in Mastery of Stone: A Raymond L. Lutgert Sculpture Retrospective, from Jan. 31 through Feb. 15. His entire body of work has never been shown, says Naples Art Association Executive Director and CEO Joel Kessler. The significance of (this show) is to show the work, to put it all in one place. This is the first time theres actually been a real exhibition of his work. The Lutgert family has meant a lot to Naples I feel really good about expressing the art centers appreciation for all that Ray has done and for his talent. Mr. Kessler hopes a large portion of Naples will turn out to see the retrospective, So they can appreciate Ray Lutgert the artist, as well as Ray Lutgert the man who has done so much for Naples. This community is where it is because of men like Ray Lutgert. The von Liebig Art Center owns two of Mr. Lutgerts sculptures. Untitled, a large piece made from Tennessee marble, is on the centers Bette A. Young Plaza overlooking Cambier Park; Lady Aries is on display in the centers second-floor library. Whenever I see that, I think of Michelangelos pieces where the David is displayed, says von Liebig curator Jack OBrien, explaining that the famous piece is displayed in a room with Michelangelos Bound Slaves, which are sculptures of smooth figures jutting out of the rough stone, like Mr. Lutgerts Lady Aries. They both have the same technique where they would go in and find something that was in the stone and release it, Mr. OBrien says. Michelangelos finding figures, and Mr. Lutgert looks for shapes, hes discovering new shapes. And they would get to a certain place and stop, and thats what he did with the Aries. When the horns came out, enough of that figure came out (of the stone) that you can see it as a ram, he was satisfied with it and stopped. Its smooth and rough, a figure coming out of the stone. Its still in it, but coming out. Mr. Lutgert spends time with a piece of stone before starting to carve. He says the stone speaks to him, says Mr. Kessler. He looks at the stone and it tells him in a way what it wants to be and how it wants to look which I think in many ways is the feeling artists get about what they do, particularly sculptors who work from a solid piece of stone. Ray has no preconceived notions about what that stone is going to look like, so he studies it for quite a while before he works on it. And then it tells him. It kind of says to him, Heres what I want to look like. Mr. Lutgert, who did not want to be interviewed, has said previously that he admires sculptors Isamu Noguchi, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Jean Arp. Its easy to see their influence in Mr. Lutgerts style and in the more than 200 pieces, both abstract and figurative, he has created. Mr. Lutgert has said said his abstract work isnt something people need to understand intellectually, but to just experience. In the 1992 film, Life from Stone: A Portrait of Raymond Lutgert, the artist says: To me, it is simply the creation of a shape that one can enjoy inherently. There need not be any connection with the human body or the animal form. If the shape exists and its pleasing, it is there to be enjoyed solely for that reason. To me that is truly creativity. One has made a shape that has not existed before in this world. The 28-minute video, made by Joe Murphy, will be shown continuously at the von Liebig retrospective. Mr. OBrien is impressed by the high center of gravity in Mr. Lutgerts work. His pieces almost dance, Mr. OBrien says. Of course, theyre very, very heavy stone, which you think would be down on the ground, a very big, heavy thing. But these are like figures dancing. So they really belie their condition, or their material. This lightness reflects his optimism. Mr. Lutgert is known for his sense of humor, which is often reflected in the titles he gives his pieces. For example, he named the second piece he created, which will be part of the von Liebig exhibit, In One Ear, Out the Other. He calls one abstract sculpture of Egyptian onyx with horizontal layers of color Orange Ice, Vanilla, Chocolate and Toffee. And he says his Lady Godiva About to Horse Around is one of his favorites. One thing that you can see in this show is his wonderful sense of humor, Mr. OBrien says. Hes a person who loves life. On display along with Mr. Lutgerts artwork is a sign that hung behind his desk in his studio office. It says: Raymond L. Lutgert, Head Chisler.STONEFrom page 1www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 >>What: Mastery of Stone: A Raymond L. Lutgert Sculpture Retrospective >>Where: The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St. >>When: Saturday, Jan. 31, through Sunday, Feb. 15 >>Cost: Free >>Info: Call 262-6517 or go to www.naplesart.org. A preview reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, is free for Naples Art Association members and $10 for non-members. If you go Ray has no preconceived notions about what that stone is going to look like, so he studies it for quite a while before he works on it. And then it tells him. It kind of says to him, Heres what I want to look like. Joel Kessler, Naples Art Association Executive Director and CEO Mr. Lutgert, who turns 90 this year, is a cancer survivor, one of the rare few whove survived pancreatic cancer. Hes one of the 10 or 15 percent they talk about, Mr. Kessler says. Im just real proud to be able to do the show, to have the honor of doing the show for him.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Comic Opera The Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents The Barber of Deville Thursday, Jan. 29. A romantic romp about deception in the name of love, Rossinis brilliant comic opera pits two men against each other as they pursue the same woman in a riotous race to the altar; 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Moon Over the Brewery The Naples Players presents Moon Over the Brewery through Feb. 7 on the main stage at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue S. Tickets are $30 (adults); $10 (students); 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Heidi Chronicles The Naples Players presents The Heidi Chronicles in the Toybe Studio at Sugden Community Theatre Feb. 4-28. Wendy Wassersteins play is a winner of the Pulitzer, Tony and Drama Critics Circle awards. Walk with Heidi through 25 years of American cultural history, watching this art historians mirthful and touching search for self; 2637990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Sweeney Todd The legendary demon barber takes up with his enterprising neighbor in a delicious plot to slice their way through Londons upper crust. Sweeney Todd plays Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers; (800) 440-7469 or 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Dancing at Lughnasa Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers presFriday, Jan. 30 Thursday, Jan. 29 Sunday, Feb. 1 Monday, Feb. 2 Tuesday, Feb. 3 Wednesday, Feb. 4 Gala at the Phil The Philharmonic Center of the Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary season on Saturday evening, Jan. 31. Michael Bolton makes his Philharmonic Center debut with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Naples Concert Band The Naples Concert Bands 37-year tradition of free community concerts continues at 2 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park; 263-9521 or www.naplesconcertband.org. Films on Fifth See Persepolis at 7 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue S. The awardwinning animated French film (PG-13) is adapted from the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi that recounts the authors tumultuous childhood during the Islamic revolution in Iran, her brief exile in Europe and her eventual return home. Tickets are $12; 263-7990. Underground Art The first Wednesday of the month is Underground Art Wednesday in the North Naples neighborhood north of Pine Ridge Road between Goodlette Frank and Airport Pulling roads. Nearly 20 galleries are open from 6-9 p.m.; 821-1061. Evening With The Art League of Bonita Springs presents An Evening With... Compton & Bennett, an irreverent view of life with lots of laughs, from 7-9 p.m. at the Old 41 campus in Bonita Springs; 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org America The Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes America and Christopher Cross. In its fourth decade of making music, America is known for hits including Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway and Sister Goldenhair. Christopher Cross, winner of five Grammy Awards and an Oscar, is famous for Ride Like the Wind, Sailing and the theme from Arthur; 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Lee Lessack The Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Lee Lessack Too Marvelous for Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer, an acclaimed tribute to the great American singer/songwriter. Mr. Lessack takes audiences into the heart of Mercer country, performing Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses, That Old Black Magic and many others; 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Riverdance The Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance for eight farewell performances tonight through Feb. 8; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Lecture Don Bacigalupi, director and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art, presents Fernando Botero and the Art of Radical Stylization at 10 a.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The lecture is in conjunction with The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, on exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art through May 3. Admission to the lecture is $25 ($20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members); 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Comedy revue The 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; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music from 6-9 p.m. as you stroll in and out of the shops and galleries around Third Street South. Stand-up Comedy Tim Walkoe, a featured performer at the Chicago Comedy Festival for the past four years, takes the stage for an evening of laughs at The Norris Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for teens; 213-3049. Raymond Lutgert Retrospective The opening reception for Mastery of Stone: A Raymond L. Lutgert Sculpture Retrospective takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St. The exhibit remains at the center through Feb. 15. The catered opening reception is free for members of the Naples Art Association and $10 for others; 262-6517. European Art Pret-a-Porte, an exhibit featuring the works of Patricia Mulko and Gloria Audo, opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. at Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way; 5972110.The Heidi Chronicles opens Wednesday. Feb. 4, in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. The show features, left to right: Tracy LoPresto, Judith Gangi, Bree Cowan, Ann Stickford and Rachel Duschl. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 28. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students; 263-7990. Upscale Dining on the East Trail Sunday Brunch & Breakfast Steaks & Seafood with an Italian touchPearl & Sas 5:30-8:30pm LoungeSINATRA & DIAMOND Tony Avalon sounds more like the Chairman of the man to see if youre a Neil Diamond fan! Wed./Sat./Sun.Proud to support the ACE Group Classic @ Treviso Bay as a preferred Restaurant THE BIG GAME *Limited to Domestic Beer and Well Drinks Entertainment Nightly with Dancing Cahlua & Cream Wendy Renee Jason DeSimone Emma Lee Billy Bridger Comedy ShowFeaturing John CioncaDinner Theater PerformanceHilton Naples February 27, 2009ONLY SHOW THIS SEASON This weeks symphony ents Dancing at Lughnasa, the Tonywinning Best Play by acclaimed Irish playwright Brian Friel, through Sunday, Feb. 1. Set in a small Irish village in 1936 during the pagan festival of Lughnasa, this haunting play is filled with humor and hope; 332-4488 or 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 fabulous women who work there through March 29; 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Out of Order The Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel presents Ray Cooneys Out of Order through Feb. 7. Richard Wiley plans an illicit evening in a London hotel. The evening comes to an abrupt halt, however, when he and the lady involved find a dead body in their bedroom; 472-6862. Singin in the Rain Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents Singin in the Rain through Feb. 14. Don Lockwood, Kathy Seldon and Cosmo Brown take center stage in this all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza; 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Ongoing events WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Brass Fest The Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents the American Brass Festival at Temple Shalom at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. This lively chamber event will present a variety of great American music; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Bluegrass at Bayshore Kick back and enjoy Frontline Bluegrass followed by Nashville singer/ songwriters The Laws as the headline act at Bayshore Coffee Co. beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. Cover charge is $5; 775-5676. Varsity Singers The Varsity Singers of Indiana Universitys Singing Hoosiers perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the auditorium at Golden Gate High School. The prestigious 25-member choreographic unit of the Singing Hoosiers will perform jazz and Broadway favorites. The show is free, but donations are welcome and will benefit the IU Florida Chapter Scholarship Fund and the Naples Music Club Scholarship Fund; 353-2216. Landscapes of Life Jo-Gi Gallery holds the opening reception for Landscapes of Life 2009, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. In addition to contemporary French paintings, sculpture and lithographs, the exhibition includes the works of three Naples artists: photographer Kabir Chuttani, sculptor Jose Rodriguez and painter Wil Yegge. The gallery is at 474 Fifth Avenue South; 659-5644. A Tribute to Patsy Cline This original musical stage show starring Larraine as Patsy Cline comes to the Norris Center at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14. The same show also plays in Marco Island at the United Church Hall at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21. Tickets are $18; 213-3049 for Naples reservations, 389-0021 for Marco Island reservations. Artists by the Sea Artists by the Sea, an alliance of five Collier County women artists, holds its first exhibition and tea party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in the pavilion at Delnor Wiggins State Park; 537-7133. St. Olaf Choir The historic St. Olaf Choir comes to Naples for performances in the a cappella tradition at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students; www.stolaftickets.com or at the door. Artescape Florida Wests 2009 Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Exhibition II features twoand three-dimensional artworks and takes place Feb. 7-25 at the International Design Center in Estero. Open house with the artists takes place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. First Time Theatre Conspiracy presents First Time Feb. 5-28 at 2711 Park Windsor Dr. #302, Fort Myers. In 1998, a Web site was created that allowed people to anonymously share accounts of their First Times. More than 40,000 stories poured in. These true stories and the unique characters in them are brought to life by four actors in this 90-minute play; 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. Open House The Art League of Bonita Springs will have its Open House and Annual Members Exhibition Reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. Students and faculty members will display and sell their art, and several instructors will provide demonstrations; 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Ernestine Anderson The Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Ernestine Anderson Feb. 6 and 7. A four-time Grammy nominee, Ms. Anderson is known for her sultry, seductive voice and charming stage presence. From poignant ballads to sassy swing music to hard-edged blues, this jazz legend does it all; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Art in the Park The Naples Art Association hosts Art in the Park next to The von Liebig Art Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Naples oldest outdoor art festival celebrates its 52nd anniversary season of showcasing artwork by Naples Art Association members the first Saturday of every month through April; 262-6517 or www. naplesart.org. Family Fun The Naples Art Association hosts Nuts About The von Liebig from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Activities include coconut painting, which the event was named after, face painting, clown performances, caricatures, printmaking, youth art projects, Haitian games, music and more. Partners in the event include the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples Zoo and The Sugden Theatre; 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Haydn Happening Trumpeter David Dash, a new member of the Naples musical scene, joins the Naples Orchestra and Chorus for Haydn Happening, a tribute to Franz Joseph Haydn, Feb. 7 and 8 at Golden Gate High School. Mr. Dash, who spent the last four years as a member of the United States Marine Corps Band, will perform Trumpet Concerto in E flat. Robert Dale Herrema conducts. Free performances are at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and 2 p.m. Feb. 8; 455-1912. Sounds of Schubert The Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Death and the Maiden Sunday, Feb. 8. Schuberts dark and mysterious String Quartet in D Minor is known as Death and the Maiden because the second movement is adapted from his 1817 song of that title. Also on the program are Beethovens Opus 9 String Trios for violin, viola and cello and George Onslows The Bullet Quintet; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Jazz on Sanibel The Southwest Florida Symphony presents A Jazzy Journey at BIG ARTS on Sanibel Sunday, Feb. 8. Steven Mayer commands the keys performing the original version of Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue; 4181500 or e-mail email@example.com. Movie Salute The Southwest Florida Symphony presents Salute to the Movies, a tribute to composer John Williams with conductor Michael Hall Feb. 6 and 7 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers; 4181500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Brubeck Brothers Jazz trombonist, bassist and composer Chris Brubeck and his quartet join the Gulf Coast Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers; (800) 4407469 or www.bbmannpah.com. Art Lunch The Naples Art Association hosts Lunch With the Arts at The von Liebig Art Center at noon Monday, Feb. 9. In celebration of Black History Month, the lunch lecture series will present African-inspired artist and designer Winnie Chafa-Govha; 262-6517 or go to naplesart.org. Pajama Game The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents The Pajama Game Tuesday, Feb. 10. The feisty employee representative has found her match in the pajama shop superintendent. The high-energy score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross includes Hey There, Steam Heat and Hernandos Hideaway; (800) 4407469 or bbmannpah.com. Pops No. 2 The Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Pops No. 2: Cirque de la Symphonie Feb. 10-15. Audiences will be thrilled as aerialists fly overhead and acrobatic feats are performed to classical masterpieces and memorable contemporary music; 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Auditions The Creative Theater Workshop will hold auditions for Seussical/Thumbelina at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; e-mail CreativeTheaterWorkshop@yahoo.com. Exhibit The Art Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University is hosting an exhibition of works from members of the Fort Myers arts community, Leo and Krista Johnson, in the FGCU Library Gallery through March 6. For further information, contact interim director of the Art Galleries at FGCU Anica Sturdivant at 590-7199 or email@example.com. Weekly Concerts The Fort Myers River District offers its free concert series, Friday Night Live, each Friday night between January and March from 5-8 p.m. in the Patio de Leon. The weekly concerts are sponsored by the Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency and promoted by Frank Greathouse of Real Guitars and Vintage Instruments. Upcoming performances include: Joe Virga and Darkwater (originals and pop, great vocals), Jan. 30; Grits and Gravy (quirky R&B dancing shoes required), Feb. 6; Heather Brooks and Friends (pop and originals), Feb. 13. Patio de Leon is located at 2236 First Street and can be accessed from First, Hendry and Main streets. Free parking is available at the Harborside Event Center; 321-7100. Wild Things A captivating wildlife exhibit, Where the Wild Things Really Are, II, by photographer Sallie Rich, is open at The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week in The Duck Stamp Auditorium of The Visitors Center at The Refuge on San-Cap Road. In addition, Ms. Rich will discuss her work with visitors on Feb. 2 from 2 until 4 p.m. in the Duck Stamp Auditorium. Art at the Edison daas Gallery presents Arts at the Edison the fourth Thursday of every month, starting Jan. 29, from 6-9 p.m. Artists do live demos and display their works throughout the venue at The Edison Restaurant & Bar, 3583 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; www.edisonfl.com. Art Exhibit The Robert Rauschenberg Gallery features Lilian Garcia-Roig: Nature of Being There through Feb. 21. The paintings of Ms. Garcia-Roig are anchored in the tradition of landscape painting. While her paintings do have the initial impact of looking like landscape interiors, it becomes immediately clear her work is less illusionistic than a first glimpse might suggest. The Rauschenberg Gallery is located on the Lee County Campus of Edison State College; 489-9313. Upcoming events North Goodlette Farmers Market North Naples United Methodist Church (Between Pine Ridge Rd & Orange Blossom) Valentines Roses
Its not all that uncommon for children to have imaginary friends. But Amanda is 13, and her imaginary friend is not that benign. Hes not a friendly panda bear or child hes a silver-haired gentleman with observations so sharp he could be the lovechild of Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker. Randolph shows up whenever Amandas mother has a new boyfriend; Amandas so scared of things changing that she conjures up Randolph to help her scare off any new beau. And thats the premise of Moon Over the Brewery, a Bruce Graham play on the boards at the Sugden Community Theatre (through Feb. 7.) It was a little difficult for some audience members to grasp, though. On opening night, about 45 minutes into the Act I, a man in the row in front of me turned to his wife and said: I dont understand this at all. Randolph, Amandas imaginary friend, hasnt been around for four years; he reappears when she realizes her mother, Miriam, is dating Warren, the local mailman. In a way, you cant blame Amanda. Before even being formerly introduced to him, or being informed of their relationship, she overhears them laughing in bed at midnight. What teenager wants to overhear a parent having sex? Or her lover laughing in her bed? And truthfully, Warren comes across as a real jerk much of the time, though I doubt that was director Paul Graffys intention. Warrens played by Frank Garofalo, making his Sugden debut. Mr. Garofalo portrays Warren with broad strokes, displaying an earnestness that is so over-the-top its off-putting. He overacts the role, relying repeatedly on a few oversized physical gestures and stances. Mr. Graffy shouldve reined him in. There is nothing authentic about his character. Frankly, hes creepy. If I had a teenage daughter, I wouldnt let him near her.Although Mr. Garofalo and Kelly Altermier (Miriam) play a couple in love, theres no chemistry. Ms. Altermier is game, and tries her best. And while there are no sparks, she manages, at times, to be somewhat sparkly all on her own. Amanda (Julia Yon, who alternates performances with Emily Bronner), has an IQ of 160. She uses her intelligence and her reliance on facts to keep people at a distance. Ms. Yon does a decent job, but I wouldve liked to see her be even edgier.This production of Moon Over the Brewery feels like a TV sit-com being performed on stage. I kept feeling it should have a laugh track. This is Theater Lite, theater for people who watch half-hour comedy shows that dont tax the brain or emotions. There are some great lines, and moments when the play shows some verve. But as a whole, it falls flat. Thank God for Victor Caroli, who saves the show. If everyone else had been up to his level of performing, it wouldve been a vastly more entertaining night at the theater. Mr. Caroli, who was last seen as fruit shop proprietor Herr Schultz in last seasons Cabaret, is a surprise. He embodies his role with relish, dropping dry witticisms like a drag queen in the spotlight. In one of the plays more clever touches, Randolph appears in the garb of whatever book Amanda happens to be reading at the time. So when we first meet him, hes dapper in a creamcolored suit, a la The Great Gatsby. Later, when Amanda begins reading Shogun (a gift from Warren), Randolph appears in Japanese warrior clothing. Mr. Caroli plays his role with enthusiasm, whether cajoling, pouting, insulting, or instigating trouble. Matt Flynns responsible for the funky set a two-story house painted in bright lemon yellows, purples and greens. But I had a couple of quibbles with it: audiences seated on the right side of the theater cannot see one entire side wall of the home. Its at too steep an angle, closed off to many sightlines. Theres also a gap that allows people to see whats going on backstage. So when an actor exits on the second level, you can actually see him sitting backstage, waiting for his cue to return. Jackie Morelisse provided the numerous paintings that fill the walls of the home. (Miriam, the mom, is an artist who paints moonscapes.) The artwork, with the exception of a beautiful quilt, leans towards cute and New Age-y. The Naples Players have a reputation for pushing the boundaries of community theater and putting on productions of such quality that youre amazed youre watching non-profes-sionals. But Moon Over the Brewery fails to meet the high standards theyve set for themselves. In this case, its partially the plays fault, partially the actors and partially the directors. The Players have been putting on a string of middle-of-the-road plays this season in the Blackburn Hall. Theyre pleasant enough, but fail to ignite. (In other words, its the kind of typical, inoffensive fare youd expect to see at any other community theater.) Heres hoping the Naples Players return to their previous quality (and that their Play Selection Committee chooses better shows for next season). C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY If you go>>What: Moon Over the Brewery >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples >>When: through Feb. 7 >>Cost: $30 ($10 for students with ID) >>Info: call 263-7990 or go to www.naplesplayers.orgARTS COMMENTARY NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Sugdens Moon Over the Brewery mostly flat COURTESY PHOTOWhen its role in Moon Over the Brewery ends, this painting will go to the highest bidder. www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 | 1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a Mon 3pm-6pm $10 Mojito Pitchers Wed 3pm-6pm $10 Margarita Pitchers Sat and Sun all day Til' 7 $10 Mojito and 'Rita Pitchers Happy Hour Mon Fri: 3pm-6pm and Mon Thurs: 10pm-2am featuring $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 MusicWed-Sun Karaokeevery Tues @ 9pmEvery Wednesday is Price Pizza 5p-10p Come join us this Sunday for the Big Game!
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING An example of proactive grant making that lives on long after the check is cutFocus on the foundations fund holders: The Jane and Zeb Billings FundEstablished 1998Simply put, a community foundation has three functions. It is a grant maker, a giving vehicle for charitable individuals and corporations, and an independent arena for addressing difficult issues. Throughout the history of community foundations, grant making is first and foremost a role that every foundation provides. Giving away money sounds like a lot of fun, but the truth is, grant making is difficult. The balance needed for thoughtful, effective grant making is hard to achieve and maintain. This is one of the reasons the Community Foundation of Collier County relies on proactive grant making for the majority of its larger funding decisions. This type of grant making lives on long after the check is cut.One example of proactive grant making is the Community Foundations work in Immokalee. The foundation believes that the stronger nonprofits become, the better they are able to serve their community. With this in mind, in 2006 we took a proactive approach to bringing resources to Collier Countys most impoverished community by creating the Immokalee Initiative with 30 member nonprofits. Funding not only helps build the capacity of the member nonprofits through education and training, but it also provides a fulltime staff person to coordinate services for the communitys future needs.Proactive grant making requires thorough knowledge of the communitys needs as well as its opportunities. Immokalee is a pocket of poverty in an area of extreme wealth. Of approximately 24,000 permanent residents and 15,000-20,000 migrant workers, 40 percent live below the poverty level and 35 percent are under the age of 17. The level of education is very low; 76 percent of the population has not finished high school. Almost 60 percent of the dwelling units in Immokalee are renter occupied, and approximately 25 percent of all the housing in Immokalee is in need of repair or demolition. As a result of the foundations proactive approach through the Immokalee Initiative, many organizations there are more effectively utilizing their resources by strengthening their infrastructure and building community collaboration efforts. We will continue to work with nonprofits in Immokalee to ensure that community outcomes are clearly stated and programs and services are not duplicative. Mary George is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County. With assets of more than $61 million, the foundation manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Since 1985, the foundation has granted $30 million back to our community. For more information, call 6495000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.When Zeb and Jane Billings moved to Naples in 1995, Jane was anxious to find the best way to continue the work she had begun with children at risk in the Milwaukee inner city schools. Her introduction to the Community Foundation was the beginning of a magical partnership. The Foundation was able to connect me to the key personnel in alternative schools and introduce me to the nonprofit agencies directly involved with this type of work, Mrs. Billings says. As a result, a unique partnership was formed between alternative school students, Catholic Charities and Milwaukee inner city students that produced some great friendships and remarkable results.The more the Billings understood the benefits of the Community Foundation, the more they realized it didnt make sense for them to manage their private foundation. In 1998 they transferred their foundation into a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation.We appreciate the administrative and grant making support we get from the Community Foundation, and with the foundations low administrative cost, we are able to allocate more of our dollars to grants, Mr. Billings says. The Billings have given generously both of their time and money to numerous nonprofits in Collier County. However, when asked what has been her greatest reward, Jane is quick to answer, Definitely my time on the board of the Community Foundation, particularly the six years I served as chair of the grant committee. It was my privilege to interview and visit hundreds of nonprofits and meet the dedicated, wonderful people working there. I also had the pleasure of seeing the results of our grant making and the impact it had on the lives of Collier Countys most needy citizens. For me there can be no greater reward than knowing that the work you are doing is making a positive difference in the lives of those that need it most. The Immokalee InitiativeBY MARY GEORGE _______________Special to Florida Weekly PUZZLE ANSWERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 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) A colleagues remarks appear to be especially cutting. But dont waste your time or your energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. Your spouse or partner has big plans for the weekend. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the generous Arian. But be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to take on new responsibilities. But before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you dont face any surprises later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a long-standing family matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at STRIKE ONE! SUDOKU By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertSEE ANSWERS, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: the start of the week. Once its resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until youve checked them out -especially where money matters might be involved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A more positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A very close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situation. So put your pride aside and ask for it. Youll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. BORN THIS WEEK: Your spiritual strength often acts as an inspiration to help others make decisions about their lives.(c) 2009 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 C11 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 90 Minute Swashbuckling Show www.PiecesOfEight.com Holiday & Birthday Parties, Field Trips & Private Charters Available Call for Schedule, Reservations Required 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK Zack and Miri Make a Porno Kevin Smith channels Judd Apatow in this raunchy romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as Zack and Miri, two platonic roommates who have fallen on hard times. They decide to make a big whopping pile o cash by filming themselves in a porno and marketing it to their old high-school pals. The film also stars former porn princess Traci Lords and the black guy from The Office. Oh sure, I coulda looked up the guys name and written it down here, but youd just go, Who? and Id have to say, You know, the black guy from The Office. And youd say, Oh, him. So, shut up; Im not being racist. The first half of the movie is full-on, foulmouthed, classic Kevin Smith. Then about halfway through the movie, the plot takes a weird left turn into The Romantic Comedy Zone. Its not a bad choice, really. I mean you kind of see it coming, but it does make the movie on the whole seem uneven. Still, its well worth your time if you liked The 40-Year-Old Virgin or Superbad. WORTH NOTING Nick & Norahs Infinite Playlist This was a cute little movie that kind of reminded me of Juno one of those Indie movies that sometimes tries too hard to be Indie and Quirky and Hip, but thanks to the solid performances by the cast, you forgive the film for its painful attempt at trying to be counterculture. The film stars Michael Cera playing .... Elizabeth Banks and Seth Rogen star in Zack and MiriMichael Cera. Sure, his characters name is Nick, but its just the same guy Michael Cera plays in all his movies. Nick is in a band and makes mix CDs for his ex, Tris, who keeps throwing them away. Tris friend Norah (the adorable Kat Dennings) has fallen in love with Nick even though she has never met him. She loves him for his musical taste. The quest to attend a secret concert has Nick and Norah finally crossing paths one night, having a series of adventures and eventually falling in love. Its a sweet film with a great soundtrack, and the performances by all the actors are pretty darned good. A great date movie and definitely recommended. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 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 BEACH READINGLuck by Design:Certain Success in an Uncertain WorldHeres a title you gotta love Luck by Design: Certain Success in an Uncertain World. This book is far more than the typical guide to business success. Its actually a handbook for both personal and business success.This was intriguing because during the holidays we were inundated with TV ads from the stores in our area. Written by Richard E. Goldman, partner and former executive vice president of Mens Wearhouse, the author tells a compelling story about growing up in the small mining town of Hazleton, Pa., and working in the family store. After high school (he graduated 18th in his class, but the class had only 26 students), he enrolled in Rutgers University in New Jersey, and while there became involved in an independent study of advertising. Returning to Hazleton after college, he went back to work in the family hardware business but soon felt restless. In 1973, he packed up, shoved his bankroll of $300 into his billfold and moved from Hazleton to Houston, convinced his career path lay in advertising.When he was unable to land a job in his chosen field, he took a job selling advertising for a weekly paper, ultimately taking a job as a salesman with The Mens Wearhouse, then a three-store retail company. After a year with Wearhouse, he got the job of his dreams. But from the first day, Mr. Goldman knew hed made the wrong decision. Six months later, he accepted owner George Zimmers offer to make him a partner with an option to buy $3,000 shares of stock and moved back to Wearhouse where he stayed until 2002 when he retired at 52. At that point, sales had reached $1.2 billion from nearly 1,300 stores.During his tenure at Wearhouse, Mr. Goldman was general merchandise manager and was not only responsible for overseeing the purchase of all products, as marketing manager he pioneered the companys use of television as the main form of advertising. Today, Mens Wearhouse is the largest mens dress apparel retailer in the United States and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Goldmans book isnt only about business success, but personal success. He points out the major mistakes his generation, the baby boomers, made, but also shares advice with men and women suffering through these difficult economic times as well as high school and college students. His book posits that every human was born for a purpose and that our main goal is to discern that purpose is and then carry it out. Along the way, he advises us to keep open minds and to be flexible as unexpected opportunities arise. He is emphatic that there are solutions to the problems that exist today. These solutions require hard work, careful thought, planning, and consistent effort. The bad news: these solutions require luck. The good news: you can create your own luck and Mr. Goldman tells you how. By Richard E. Goldman (Morgan James, $27.95)REVIEWED BY PRUDY TAYLOR BOARD_____________________________Special to Florida Weekly Be In the Know. In the Now. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Mail to: Florida Weekly Circulation Department 4300 Ford Street, Suite 106 Fort Myers, FL 33916Seasonal Residents: Please provide your alternate address along with the dates you reside there. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 A&E C13 Dont hesitate to get tickets for Gulfshore Playhouses DoubtGulfshore Playhouse presents John Patrick Shanleys highly acclaimed drama, Doubt, Wednesday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, March 1, at the Norris Center.Beginning with this production, Gulfshore Playhouse partners with Caf Lurcat to offer theater patrons a special dinner with seating from 5-6:15 p.m. before the show. Ticket holders can enjoy a three-course meal and a glass of wine at the restaurant for $20.95 per guest (reservations and confirmation of theater tickets required). Set in a parochial school in the Bronx in 1964, Doubt is a powerful and thoughtprovoking story of suspicion cast on a priests behavior. Its less about scandal, however, and more about the nuanced questions of moral certainty. This is a play that people will think about and talk about long afer its over, says Kristen Coury, director of the show and Gulfshore Playhouse founder and producing artistic director. Its thrilling to be able to bring our audiences such an acclaimed play with a tremendously talented cast, she adds. Tony Award-nominated Alan Campbell will star as Father Flynn, the priest whose actions are being called into question. Mr. Campbell received his nomination for originating the role of Joe Gillis in Andrew Lloyd Webbers Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close, Betty Buckley and Elaine Paige. Naples audiences will remember him from his star turn in Gulfshore Playhouses production of David Mamets Oleanna. Dales Soules stars as Sister Aloysius, the hard-nosed principal who acts upon her suspicions. Ms. Soules made her Broadway debut in Hair and has recently appeared on Broadway in The Crucible with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney and the Tony Award-winning Grey Gardens. The role of Sister James, Sister Aloysius mostly unwilling accomplice, will be played by Elizabeth Davis, whose numerous regional credits include the world premiere of Dirty Business at Florida Stage in Manalapan. Patricia Idlette will play Mrs. Muller, the mother of the schools first African American student. Ms. Idelette has worked in many regional theatres throughout the U.S. and Canada and has several film and TV credits. Rounding out the Doubt creative team along with Ms. Coury are set designer Matt Flynn, lighting designer Curtis Lee Jones, props master Jamie Carmichael and costume designer Jackie Morelisse. Tickets for Doubt start at $30 and are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Alan Campbell stars as Father Flynn in "Doubt." 5 Convenient Locations to Serve You!www.cinaples.comVillage Walk Bonita 597-8660 Village Walk Naples 514-2047 Neapolitan 649-7767 Pelican Bay 597-6700 Verona Walk 430-125410th Annual WELCOME BACK CruiseNovember 1-8, 2009 Always looking for the next Big Thing? Say hello to one of the worlds biggest and most imaginative maritime marvels Royal Caribbeans LIBERTY OF THE SEAS!Roundtrip from Miami to Costa Maya Belize City Cozumel Rates from $849.00 PP/DBL* Includes: Cruise, port charges, taxes, RT transportation from SW Florida, Shipboard Gratuities & Pvt. Cocktail Party.* Rates are subject to availability & change. Certain restrictions apply. 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! 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The nature of Florida isnt just about its flowers and wildlife; its also about the beach, seashells, sunsets, golf and whatever else attracts people to our paradise. NONA Gallery artists Joan Eshkenazi, Barbara Groenteman and Walt Spitzmiller explore the way they view the Sunshine State in The Nature of Florida, the exhibit opening at the North Naples gallery on Underground Art Wednesday, Feb. 4. Through oil paintings and watercolors, the three artists have captured what they see around them and perhaps what the viewer takes for granted. Inspired by the Impressionists and Georgia OKeefe, Ms. Eshkenazi works in watercolor and oil and has exhibited in Italy, New York, Massachusetts and C14 WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYGo Underground for great art the first Wednesday of each monthShell Pickers by Walt Spitzmiller, NONA Gallery Florida. Part of her art education was at Academia di Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy. Ms. Groenteman works in transparent watercolor and uses a realistic technique to interpret her tropical surroundings. Vibrant colors balance the drama of light and shadows in her award-winning work.Mr. Spitzmillers career spans more than 40 years of painting for Fortune 500 corporations and major publications. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Fine Arts St Louis; his artwork is in private and public collections around the world. The opening reception for The Nature of Florida takes place from 5:309 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. The exhibit remains at NONA Gallery through Wednesday, Feb. 18. The gallery is at 2079 J&C Blvd. Sponsor/ticket information: 239.775.3862 24-hour crisis hotline: 239.775.3862www.naplesshelter.org Believe that hearts can be mended.The Guild of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children presentsThe Mending Broken Hearts with Hope LuncheonFriday, February 27, 2009The Ritz-Carlton, NaplesfeaturingJacquelyn Pierce2006-2008 International President of the General Federation of Womens Clubs Special project awareness and prevention of domestic violencebeneting Honorary Chairs Simone and Scott Lutgert Co-Chairs Penny Love and Courtney Ott Founding Signature Sponsor Chicos FAS, Inc.$300/Person; $1,000/Patron; $3,500/Advocate Glitter & Go Rafe Tickets $35 each; 4 for $10011:00 a.m. Reception & Silent Auction 12:30 p.m. Luncheon & Keynote Address To Protect. To Prevent. To Prevail.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE UNDERGROUND, C15 www.CollierCountyFair.com Collier County Fair February 5 -15, 2009 HOLLYWOOD A FAIR Sponsored by:ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTSWIN A $25,000.00 SCHOLARSHIPGo to the fair on February 6, 2009 and enter for a chance to participate in the scholarship give away. For details and see how to qualify visit the fairs website.GENERAL ADMISSION MegaPass available at all Walgreens stores in Collier and Lee Counties also at Es County Stores, Dougs Buy Rite, participating Florida Community Banks and at the Collier County Fair Of ce. Only $20.00 includes unlimited carnival rides and free admission. For use any one day of the fair including weekends.Last day of sale Thursday, February 5th.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 C15 NONA Gallery is one of 19 galleries that form the North Naples Art Alliance that participate in Underground Art Wednesday the first Wednesday of every month. The galleries stay open late, with many welcoming visitors with food, refreshment and live entertainment. The galleries are all in the district north of Pine Ridge Road and south of Trade Center Way in between Airport Pulling Road and Taylor Road. Each will distribute maps and information about the other galleries on the tour. In addition to NONA Gallery, they are: Galerie Un Deux Trois, Longstreth Goldberg Art, Rosen Gallery and Studios, Sweet Art Gallery, Adams Art Studio, Annabelle Johnson Studio, Color Plus Studio/Gallery, Hampel Art Studio, Jujo Studio, Kilns n Clay, Marco Bronzini Art School and Studio, Naples Fine Art Studio and Gallery, Studio Blue, Susan Alexander Shipman Studio, Tammra Sigler/Red Box Studio, Tom Cardamone Studio @ TCA Graphics, and Uriel Parker Studio. For more information about the North Naples Art Alliance, call 821-1061. A Gift of the Sea by Barbara Groenteman, NONA Gallery Joan Eshkenazi works in watercolor and oil, NONA Gallery For an online preview or for a list of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com.Open to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available. Saturday, January 31 at 2 p.m.Go Green with Window TreatmentsIts easy to go green according to Roseanne Marconi of Go Green Dcor. Learn how to go green with your window treatments in this presentation which uses Kravet Green environmentally conscious textiles. Sponsored by Kravet.Saturday, February 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.Meet the Artists Open HouseMeet the regional and national artists competing for awards in the Artescape Florida West 2009 Juried Fine Art Competition Exhibition II. Two and three-dimensional artwork will be featured. The exhibition runs through February 25. Sponsored by Florida West Arts Showcase.2009 DESIGNER SHOWCASEJanuary 19 through April 11, 2009 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the doorPresented by the Southwest Florida Symphony Society Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. (239) 390-5111 10800 Corkscrew Rd., I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers across from Miromar OutletsRSVP to (239) 390-8207 *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers BeachCelebrate this Valentines Day with a Romantic Getaway to Key West! Celebrate this Valentines Day with a Romantic Getaway to Key West!GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 Bring Your Sweetheart to Key West UNDERGROUNDFrom page 14
figure in the opera world, Cal Stewart-Kellogg, whose conducting is in and of itself a work of art. And the music? From its first baby steps four years ago, the now 30-member orchestra, led by concertmaster (and former concertmaster of the New York Opera Company) Ray Gniewek, was also absolutely first class. No longer did it have the feel of being a fledgling pick-up group. Under the excellent tutelage of chorus master Robin Shuford Frank, the Naples Opera chorus has also come into its own. This includes the 15-voice childrens chorus (a few as young as 6), who came across as seasoned pros during their various stage appearances. And the cast? In a word, fabulous! Canadian tenor Kurt Lehman (Glimmerglass Opera), who was Rodolfo, has a host of credits to his name, including performances as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and made his Carnegie Hall debut singing Verdis Requiem. In the role of Mimi, destined to die of tuberculosis just as her life is beginning, soprano Inna Dukach (The New York City Opera) was breathtaking. I doubt there was a dry eye in the house when the lovers ended the first act with their seamless performance of O soave fanciulla. And so the story continued, alternating between abject poverty and momentary plenty, the bohemian lifestyle embraced by so many artists. And the remainder of the cast? Soprano (and Opera Naples founding artistic director) Steffanie Pearce was wonderfully cast as the provocative, petulant Musetta, as was the hapless Marcello, sung by Marco Nistico (New York City Opera). Rounding out the cast were baritone Christopher Holloway (The Orlando Opera) as Schaunard and bass Curtis Streetman (The Salzberg Festival) as Colline. For a regional opera company, Opera Naples proved itself Sunday to be every bit as fine as many of the bigs I have enjoyed over the years. Only one tiny, but important thing was less than perfect: the nerve-wracking stampede of cars simultaneously trying to exit onto Immokalee Road, with only a flashing light from either direction, after the performance. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant GREEK NIGHT Belly Dancers Live EntertainmentRestaurante Italiano & Piano Bar CHEFS Market datesFeb. 4th & 18th March 4 & 18th Apr 1st & 15th 3-7 pm Market is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month Restaurants & Shops at Bayfront Place Call 239.289.0218 or email@example.com more information VENDORS WANTEDA FREE COMMUNITY EVENT WITH LIVE MUSIC Free Entertainment and Chefs demonstrations each week Fresh, bread, pasta, cheese, handmade soaps and so much more! Eat local, buy local!Roys Chrissys Wildside Cafe The Jonathan Green Collection The Weatherburn Gallery Jennings of Naples Blue Diamond Bayfront Fine Arts Gallery Masterpiece Investments MARKETat Bayfront Bayfront Place-Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples. LA BOHEMEFrom page 1PAT SHAPIRO PHOTOS Kurt Lehman and Inna Dukach as Rodolfo and Mimi Set designer Sam Vasques and his wife, sorprano Steffanie Pearce
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 A&E C17 Free 'art school' at The von Liebig helps artists get down to businessLearn about Mangroves and More at the ConservancyBuffalo State alumni getting togetherAudubon presents program about UF coyote researchThe Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center is pleased to present The Business of Art, a series of free lectures to educate and inspire artists. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to noon, Prismacolor product demonstration: Learn how a colored pencil is made as well as tips and techniques on a variety of Prismacolor products, including: graphite, thick-core colored pencils, Verithin, Art Stix, watercolor pencils, archival markers and doubleended art markers. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 9-11 a.m., The Business of Selling Art for Artists: Naples Art Association faculty member and professional artist Jim Chamberlain will discuss understanding your customer, how to sell your art, how to keep a database of limited editions, and record keeping through the use of digital software. Wednesday, March 11, 1-3 p.m., How to Promote Yourself as an Artist: NAA PR/Marketing Manager Robin DeMattia will discuss public relations to help you promote yourself as an artist and develop relationships with clientele and the media. Thursday, March 19, 10-11 a.m., Art Theft and Copyright Law: Attorney Jennifer L. Whitelaw will discuss intellectual property law, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, product anti-counterfeiting, licensing, contracts and art and entertainment law as it pertains to professional artists and students. All lectures take place at The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St. off Fifth Avenue South. 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The Collier County Audubon Society presents Marty Main, associate professor at the University of Florida, Naples extension, with a program about UFs research into coyote mortality and impact the animal Mangroves and More, a free festival sponsored by The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Mangrove Action Group, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Conservancy Nature Center. The days events include environmental exhibits, nature walks, boat tours and activities for all ages. Visitors can kayak the mangroves, take advantage of free electric boat tours of the Gordon River, walk the butterfly trail and learn more about mangroves, water quality and sea turtles. The Conservancy Nature Center is at 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples. For more information, call 262-0403 or visit www. conservancy.org. l d S t Cl has on Southwest Florida. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 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C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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.VerginaRestaurant.com The holiday for lovers is an ideal time to show that special someone just how lucky she or he is to have someone with your taste and savoir faire by bestowing upon her or him the perfect pair of presents: wine and chocolate. Unlike roses, which soar in price just before the big day and wither shortly thereafter, chocolate and wine are gifts that hold their value and can create an occasion for sharing and intimacy. The trick is making sure that the two you select are as well matched as you and your beloved. Judicious pairing prevents the wine from overwhelming the chocolate or vice versa. Because of the nuttiness and dried fruit flavors in port, I find its a lovely accompaniment to chocolate. My personal favorite is dark chocolate with 10-year-old Taylor Fonseca. The port is not too expensive and goes well with the dried fruit and nutty flavors found in dark chocolate. Knowing that everyone has a favorite, I asked some other experts for their thoughts about wine and chocolate. Heres what they had to say: Writer and sommelier Rose ODell King of Fort Myers cautions that chocolate has a mouth-coating texture that blocks the taste buds and can interfere with the ability to taste wines. Some people try to match dry red wines that have a chocolaty flavor, but this is very risky, Ms. King says. She suggests that shiraz, cabernet and nebbiolo can sometimes fill the bill, but she adds these wines partner better with savory chocolate dishes from Spanish, Italian and Mexican cuisines. To accompany Norman Loves dark chocolate with raspberry (her personal favorite), Ms. King prefers a red sparkler from the Piedmont district of Italy. Rosa Regale Brachetto dAcqui has lively raspberry and strawberry spritz that refreshes the palate with each sip, making it a favorite with chocoholics everywhere, she says. Robert Fairbrother, sommelier at Naples Tomato in North Naples, prefers dark chocolate with wine. Dont overpower the wine with the chocolate, he says, adding a less sweet chocolate will pair well with an Amarone or a port from Portugal. But my favorite is a southern France wine called Banyuls, he says. The sweet red wine has a deep ruby color and blackberry, kirsch and some licorice on the nose. Made from the grenache grape, it has spicy plum and black cherry notes on the palate but enough tannins to balance the flavor, and seems made to go with chocolate, Mr. Fairbrother says. Angela Robertson of Angelinas Restaurant in Bonita Springs also prefers dark chocolate with wine. Any red wine pairs well with a bittersweet chocolate as long as the wine has enough body, she says.We always have some chocolate around the house in case of an emergency, Ms. Robertson says, adding a favorite is Dagoba organic chocolate from Oregon, which has dried cherries and other fruits infused into jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Wadsworth of Tastings, a Wine Experience.Strike the perfect balance for a sumptuous Valentines Day VINOJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYmatch because of its sweetness. Milk chocolates match well with cabernet sauvignon or zinfandel if they are fruity enough. She also likes B.R. Cohn Pinot Noir with milk chocolate, because its a lush wine with aromas of black cherry, raspberry and strawberry and a smooth finish. And with dark chocolate I like the Cakebread Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, she says, because the black cherry and spice flavors work well with the bittersweet chocolate. Mark Ferrari, the manager and sommelier at Handsome Harrys on Third Street South in Naples, favors Inniskillin Vidal Blanc Ice Wine with milk chocolate because its light in body and sweet. He also likes good pinot noir, like Belle Glos from Sonoma County in California. It has a great pedigree, named for winemaker Joseph Wagners grandmother, who was a co-founder of Caymus, he says. It has a deep ruby color, and the bright cherry flavors lead to a long finish. With dark chocolates Mr. Ferrari likes wines that offer a slightly roasted flavor or chocolate notes. Zinfandel is a classic pairing, he says. It completes the flavors of dark chocolate with its raspberry and cherry notes, and sometimes coffee and earthy flavors as well. I like the Joel Gott California Zinfandel, he says. This wine has scored around 90 points consistently with Robert Parker, and is packed with licorice, plum, bing cherry and blackberry flavors. Whatever flavors your beloved favors, these suggestions should ensure a sweet Valentines Day celebration. the chocolates. Although a good pinot noir or a Tuscan sangiovese is nice with chocolate, she says, her first choice is B.R. Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon Olive Hill Vineyard. With pronounced aromas and flavors of plum, black currant and cherry, and a bouquet of fine oak, anise and mint, this works well with chocolate with dried fruits. If there are no fruits in the chocolate, I serve fresh fruit on the side, Ms. Robertson says.Jennifer Wadsworth, owner of Tastings, a Wine Experience at Gulf Coast Town Center, likes different wines with each type of chocolate. With white chocolate I like a nice Moscato because it is lighter in body and will have a hint of orange to it, she says, adding an ice wine is also a good
The prix fixe dinner is gaining ground as restaurateurs attempt to meet customers demands for lower prices and more manageable portions. Alexanders in Naples has long had a prix fixe dinner menu. Now it offers one at lunch, too. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, choose soup or salad, the chefs entre (which changes daily) and dessert for $8.95. Its at 4077 N. Tamiami Trail; 262-4999. Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers a prix fixe option for $35.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Choose from Caesar salad or New England clam chowder and entrees options of cabernet braised New Zealand lamb shank, spicy grilled shrimp or filet mignon Vigneron. Each meal comes with a side dish and cold milk and warm cookies for dessert. Its at 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-2424. Cin Cin Mediterranean Bar & Grille in Fort Myers offers a three-course meal at two price levels. The Classic, at $28, features a choice of appetizer of seared diver scallops, sauted escargots or lump crab; roasted beet, Caesar or mixed greens salad; and an entre of paella, short ribs or grilled stuffed swordfish. The Grand, at $34, features appetizer and salad plus sauted grouper, veal scaloppini or jumbo shrimp and scallops with celery rootpotato puree, roasted pancetta and basil pesto wine sauce. The restaurant is at 13451 McGregor Blvd.; 415-2007.Pincher's has price rollbackIn yet another strategy to attract budgetconscious diners, Pinchers Crab Shack has rolled back prices by about 10 percent. Purchasing half of Island Crab (Company) coupled with the decrease in commodity prices put us in a better position to help our customers and lower prices, says Grant Phelan, director of operations for the family-owned business with locations in Naples, Bonita Springs, North Fort Myers, south Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. For details, visit www.pincherscrabshack.com.Fort Myers Beach goes upscale with new Bayfront BistroA stunning view of Estero Bay. A gorgeous dining room and bar. Wonderful food and service to match. Bayfront Bistro has it all. Situated atop the $22-million, full-service Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina, the restaurant opened Jan. 18. The interior, designed by restaurateur Mitch Schwenke, is as gorgeous as the sparkling water view visible from just about every inch of the tiered bar and dining room. Anyone who has dined at Mr. Schwenkes Blue Coyote Business & Social Club, the private dining club in Caloosa Yacht & Racquet Club in Fort Myers, is familiar with the style and substance he and his talented team deliver. Mr. Schwenke, along with Coyote Executive Chef Josh Mitchell and wine guru Corey Swarthout, created a restaurant thats setting the bar high on the Beach. Head chef Marvin Avilez was previously chef at Harolds on Bay in Fort Myers. General Manager Mike Wilke comes from Zampieris in Destin, a Golden Spoon and Wine Spectator award winner.The menu includes crab cakes with lemon caper remoulade; pan-seared day boat scallops with pancetta drizzle and shaved fennel salad; buffalo chicken sandwich; gorgonzola tortellini; crispy yellowtail snapper with pancetta lardoons, caramelized onions and tomato confit; filet mignon with melted portabella mushrooms; and lollipop lamb chops with white truffle whipped potatoes.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR 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; 254-1120. Thursday, Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine and Spirits: Wine tasting and cigar smoker, $10, 6425 Naples Blvd., Naples; 514-2316. 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 cheese grits with shrimp sauce and peach and pecan crepes with vanilla caramel sauce, $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Naples; 514-4663. Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine and More: Wine class, The Reds Less Traveled, explores varieties beyond cabernet sauvignon and merlot, including pinotage, malbec, petite syrah and more, $25, Carillon Place, 5048 Airport Pulling Road, Naples; 649-4979. Friday, Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Southern Italy wine with Austins Wine Cellar, owner Frank Pulice presents wines from the regions of Campania, Calabria and Puglia with a five-course tasting dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo, $95, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Barron Collier Potters Guild: Empty Bowls luncheon, at which attendees select a handmade bowl and fill it with soup donated by area restaurants, to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. Call Donna Torrance at 377-1387. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2-4 p.m., Total Wine and More: Wine class, The Reds Less Traveled, explores varieties beyond cabernet sauvignon and merlot, including pinotage, malbec, petite syrah and more, $25, Carillon Place, 5048 Airport Pulling Road, Naples; 649-4979. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Cooking class, Shelling Out, with Annie DePiero showing how to prepare shrimp cocktail simple mussels and warm shellfish salad, $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Naples; 514-4663. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Cooking class, Gluten-Free Cooking, led by Chef Kristina San Filippo who will explain which foods contain gluten and how to prepare enjoyable well-balanced meals using non-gluten ingredients, $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine education, The Panache of Grenache, with Julie Glenn discussing this grape and the bold wines made from it around the world, $55, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 3902222. Thursday, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Cooking class, Asian Noodle Sampler, with Shelly Connors concocting noodle dishes such as Thai basil and shrimp rice noodle salad, udon noodle miso soup and soba noodle salad with sesame seared tuna, $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Naples; 514-4663.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. Prix fixe is in as restaurants woo customers with package deals karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE S B L T wit h s p ec m Dinner is served from 4 to 10 nightly. Boat slips are available for restaurant guests. Bayfront Bistro is at 4761 Estero Blvd., behind Publix, on Fort Myers Beach. Call 463-4664 (463-FOOD). Love is in the air and the newsNorman Love Confections has won kudos from two major magazines. Consumer Reports once again named Norman Loves chocolates among the best in the nation in its February edition. Thats the seventh time in four years. The February issue of Robb Report magazine recognizes Mr. Love in the chocolate category of its Readers Choice, a survey of the publications readers. Robb Report reader and Naples resident, Mary Susan Clinton characterized Norman Love Confections as culinary art exploding with flavor.Its a fitting time for such recognition as Valentines Day approaches, and Mr. Love has crafted heart-shaped chocolates just for the holiday. This years flavors include: white chocolate with strawberry filling, white chocolate with raspberry and white chocolate vanilla cupcake; milk chocolate with Tahitian caramel center, milk chocolate with peanut butter and jelly; dark chocolate filled with passion fruit, dark chocolate with cookies n cream and dark chocolate with bitter Venezuelan filling.The Norman Love Confections chocollate salon is at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. Call 5617215 or (866) 515-2121. In Naples, Mr. Loves chocolates are available at Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. S.. Theyre also available at www. normanloveconfections.com.Tonys Off Third teams up with Artisanal Cheese of NYCTonys Off Third now offers a gourmet line of cheeses supplied by Artisanal Cheese of New York City. The company practices the ancient art of affinage, a final aging process that nurtures cheese to optimal ripeness and peak flavor, using its own caves. Among those currently available is Pierre Robert, a triple cream cheese from France; Roomano, a six-year aged gouda from Holland; and Fog Light, produced by Humboldt Fog cheese maker Mary Keehn. These and many other fine cheeses are available at Tonys Off Third, Third Street S. and 13th Ave. South, Naples. Call 262-5500.Salad Greens opens in NaplesSalad Greens, a quick-serve restaurant franchise, has opened its first Naples location in the Collection At Vanderbilt next to Pei Wei. Jeffrey Columbia and Dean Visaggio, co-owners and area developers for the franchise, were boyhood friends in New Jersey who have teamed up to open the new restaurant. Salad Greens offers a choice of fresh lettuce medleys, 15 house-made dressings and 40 optional items you can add in to create your own salad. There are also 10 featured salads plus fresh wraps and daily soup specials. Its open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Call 596-9966.Win free chicken for a yearPollo Tropical wants 15 families to eat chicken on the company for a year. In an effort to help during tough times, the company has launched the Pollo Tropicals Families Eat Free for a Year giveaway. The 15 winners, which will be selected at random, will receive one Family meal a week for a year. The meal includes chicken, two family-size side dishes and dinner rolls for four. Each prize is valued at $800. To enter, go to www.pollotropical.com. No purchase is necessary, entrants must be at least 21 years old, and all entries must be received before midnight Saturday, Feb. 28.In Southwest Florida, there are three outlets: 5065 Golden Gate Parkway and 3777 East Tamiami Trail in Naples, and 1652 N.E. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Grant Phelan Norman Love ConfectionsKAREN FELDMAN/FLORIDA WEEKLY Corey Swarthout, Joe Yerkes, Josh Mitchell and Mitch Schwenke at the pre-opening party held at Bayfront Bistro on Jan. 17.
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