No other artist captured the spirit of the s the way Peter Max did the whole love, peace and happiness vibe, the total psychedelic trippiness of it all. Though born a Libra, Mr. Max was the perfect visual Peter Max and his iconic artwork bound for NaplesSEE PETER MAX, A8 www.petermax.comAll Art Peter Max 2009BY NANCY STETSON ____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.com ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B10 & 11 REAL ESTATE B12 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7SOCIETY C21, 23, 24 & 25DINING CAPSULE C26RESTAURANT REVIEW C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 19 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER INSIDE A 20th century tragedyNaples Joy Davidson brings The Life and Loves of Maria Callas to the Phil for two shows. C1 Happy days are here again An evening with Henry Winkler for the Jewish Federation, and more sparkling to-dos. C21, 23, 24 & 25 Lets go out to eat Despite the recession, upscale restaurants still know how to satisfy a craving. B1 A win-Wynn legacy For more than eight decades, this notable Naples family has served the community well. A10 A w i i n W W W W y y n n n n n n n l l l l l l l l e e e e e e g g g g g g g a a a a a a a a c c c c c c c c c y y y y y y y y y
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Its like the grand house I saw in London once just off of Kensington High Street, where the door opened and a woman in a long dress appeared wearing a maids cap and sweeping, like something out of Mary Poppins.Naples is like any other place that makes you ask, What planet did I land on?My notion was confirmed during the Super Bowl. There in prime time, amidst the astronomically expensive advertisements for Bud Light and Pepsi and Hyundai and Audi and Castrol and Monster. com (inviting you to look for a new job) was an ad for a Naples waterfront condo complex or beachfront resort. Or maybe it was just a waterfront hotel. The imagery in the ad suggested it was a hotel, all right one that charged rich people by the hour, a sort of high-end house of the rising sun, perhaps. Only in this case, it would have been a house of the setting sun. Here we are in a recession, surrounded by masses of the unemployed and newly poor. Here we are listening to the soundtrack of American greed every single morning, when news reports reveal that the high-flying bankers and corporate types who helped get us into this mess continue to insist on big bonuses likely to come out of taxpayers pockets this year. And here, suddenly, was an ad that unapologetically championed oblivious self-indulgence. I wanted to jump up and shout, RIGHT ON, BROTHER, LETS ROCK N ROLL! That language would not have been appropriate these are $50-per-glass wine drinkers. But the instinct fit nicely because the message was clear: If youre rich and beautiful, reject compassionate awareness and indulge yourself and to hell with the rest of the world. Why is that inclination so appealing? I dont know, and Im not going to figure it out today. Im too busy planning my next indulgence. Heres what seemed to be happening in the ad: A perfectly coiffed, faultlessly fit couple of aging baby boomers have spent significant money working on their appearances at spas and gyms hes silver haired and manly, shes blonde and smiling like a piano keyboard without the flats and sharps. Theyre sitting somewhere, maybe a big city, and theyre about to go have sex. She leans toward him and says with a throaty, unmistakable purr, Lets do it. And boy do they do it. Next we see a luxury car worth more than the average house racing toward a compelling destination. Thats followed by a private jet worth more than the average annual budget of, say, Marco Island, slipping through clouds. Then theres a round of eating and drinking while lights glitter and grinning servers await the couples every whimsy and wish. Finally, we get the beach scene. There, the sand is almost as white as her dental embellishment, the water is almost as blue as the light in the Hope diamond, and these words silently appear on the screen: p.m., 85 degrees. Shes lying perpendicular to him in a form-fitting one-piece, pillowing her head on his firm, flat belly while he surveys the world beyond, king of the courtesans, perhaps. She turns her head and says, I just love it here. Where, exactly? La-La Land? No, Naples, and specifically there in that multi-storied confection rising above the sand and surf, the last thing we see in the Naples ad. Well, I love it there, too, sweetheart, I swear I do. And I love my Bentley and my lodge in Aspen and the little place we bought on the Upper East Side with the bonus I got last year, and our chef and our trainer and our pilot. I call him Big Mac, and I really love him, the way he fills the cockpit when we fly well, I dont LOVE love him, I just love him, if you know what I mean, because Im a man, thats spelled M-Ano its not, its spelled R-I-C-H, OK, honeybuns? Meanwhile, back at the Super Bowl, Hyundai was passing off its cars as recession-proof hot-mobiles for smart pragmatists, to the music of Smashing Pumpkins; Audi was passing off its car as the next James Bond-style getaway machine for rich guys who scowl and drive fast; and Bob Dylan, Bruce Lee, John Belushi and a host of others tried to pass off Pepsi as the drink of independent, do-it-yourself boomers who were always more rebel than rich. The fact that some of them are now dead, and Pepsi was owned in those days by a friend of Richard Nixon, and thus considered a Republican drink that no self-respecting rebel would ever touch, didnt seem to bother the historic revisionists at Pepsi (I read all that in The New York Times). To my chagrin, it didnt bother me either, because I was having so much fun watching them flicker back into life. Remember when The Blues Brothers, Jake (Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Aykroyd), walked into Aretha Franklins diner on Chicagos South Side and tried to order food? Jake: Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke. Elwood: And some dry white toast, please. Aretha: Yall want anything to drink with that? Elwood: No, maam. Jake: A Coke. See? No Pepsi there. But there was a Dennys Super Bowl ad that promised a free breakfast to anyone in America who came in during an eighthour stretch early this week. And I just want to point out that Dennys in Naples is at 3350 Tamiami Trail N., near High Pointe Drive. Thats in case you like footballs made of pigskin, Coke, and dry white toast even in Naples. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS email@example.comThe pink cotton-candy football
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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 Why regulators always loseWith $7 trillion in wealth disappearing in the U.S. in the past year, it hasnt been a banner time for anyone involved in the financial markets. But it may be the Securities and Exchange Commission that has taken the biggest bath.The storied investment banks that it oversaw have basically disappeared out of business or transformed into bank holding companies. And on top of that comes the Bernard Madoff scandal, in which the Wall Street figure operated a $50 billion Ponzi scheme under the SECs nose despite repeated warnings that he must be defrauding investors. The 2005 letter from investment maven Harry Markopolos to the SEC arguing that Mr. Madoff had to be a scammer has become justly famous. Titled The Worlds Largest Hedge Fund is a Fraud, Mr. Markopolos outlined no fewer than 29 red flags raised by Mr. Madoffs operation. According to The Wall Street Journal, the SEC and other regulators examined Mr. Madoff at least eight times in the course of 16 years and found nothing more than technical violations. An egregious failing, of course. But Peter Van Doren of the free-market Cato Institute points out the difficulties inherent in the SECs task. The average SEC examiners inbox must be flooded with complaints and leads, many of which have no merit, in a chaotic environment characterized by trillions of dollars of trades a day. The SEC is in the position of the old British Foreign Service official who after a career spanning 1903-1950 recalled, Year after year the worriers and fretters would come to me with awful predictions of the outbreak of war. I denied it each time. I was only wrong twice. Except the SEC makes a practice of being wrong. It missed the Enron and WorldCom debacles. In response, it successfully petitioned for a massive heap of new financial regulations in the form of Sarbanes-Oxley, which didnt make a whit of difference as the SEC missed the impending implosion of the investment banks and one of the most notorious financial frauds in U.S. history. Part of the problem is that the SEC has to try to outfox people paid very well, and with every incentive, to outfox it. As David Smick writes in The World Is Curved: A well-intentioned government bureaucrat is no match for the kind of creative and clever market wizards, and their lawyers, who begin searching for legal means around any regulatory constraint the instant the regulations are put in place. Today a senior Securities and Exchange Commission officer earns between $143,000 and $216,000 per year. Even junior executive decision-makers at Goldman Sachs garner annual compensation packages in the millions of dollars. When it comes to Mr. Madoff, as one wag observed, he ran afoul of one of the oldest regulations on the books, Thou Shalt Not Steal. What the market needs now is not regulatory overkill, but reforms to make sure that incentives are properly aligned e.g., bond rating agencies shouldnt be paid by the firms issuing the bonds and that the system is as transparent as possible. Even the shrewdest rules wont avoid the next bubble and bust, after which the SEC or some other regulatory agency will again inevitably be found wanting. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYNew problems, old solutionsCan the so-called stimulus package put forward by congressional Democrats and being pushed by President Barack Obama pull the economy out of its downward spiral? Would the Republicans counterproposal get the job done, if it had a chance of getting passed and signed into law? And while were asking questions, can any government intervention, whether weighted toward spending or tax cuts, quickly turned around an economic crisis. If youre looking for consensus answers to any of these questions, youre likely to be disappointed. The economists are emerging from their policy think tanks on the left and the right to make the case for the Democratic approach or the Republican approach. They speak with certainty grounded in history and the fundamentals of their science. Each of them sounds plenty convincing. Until, that is, you hear the next one come along and say the opposite, with equal conviction. The ongoing duel of the economists might be kind of funny, if the answers to these questions werent so vitally important to so many Americans who have lost their jobs or are about to, if the retirement savings of so many seniors werent on the line, if so many children werent endangered by precipitous drops in household income. With all this taken into account, the lack of agreement among our supposedly best economic minds provokes emotions more associated with fright and fury. Full disclosure: What your reporter knows about economics could probably fit on the stomach of a germ. But I have been paying attention to what the politicians on both sides have advocated both before and after September 2008, when the failure of Lehman Brothers ended talk about a faltering economy and ushered in the language of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. You might be interested to hear how the fundamental Democratic and Republican approaches have evolved as the economic outlook as gone from bad to worse. The short answer is: not much. From the Democratic side, in February 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama kicked off his bid for the presidency with calls for government spending to foster the growth of new energy technology, improve our technological infrastructure with broadband Internet lines through the heart of inner cities and rural towns all across America and give schools the resources they need to succeed. Sound familiar? From the Republican side, less specific memory is required; from the time that President Bush signed his first set of tax cuts into law in 2001, he hardly ever missed a chance to lobby Congress to make them permanent. And this, too, was the proposed solution of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, along with cutting government spending. Again, sound familiar? Now, ignoring for a moment that both sides cant be right, perhaps each side genuinely believes that the prescriptions that made sense before the current economic crisis are now by great coincidence just the thing to get us out of the mess were in. Or perhaps both sides lack new ideas and are sticking with the policy ideas they know best. Or, less charitably, maybe both sides see the crisis as a golden opportunity to push forward the programs theyve wanted all along -programs that may or may not actually do anything to stimulate the economy in the short term. The spending increases and tax cuts now being put forward in Washington may be just the thing for shoring up the foundations of our economy. But at a time when were being told that our economic house is on fire, our political parties are sending out their familiar crews of general contractors, with nary a firefighter in sight. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 of the things about band is that it is a discipline. Its one of the rare things kids can do today that demands a discipline they dont get elsewhere and its a group activity. I always make comparisons to sports teams: On a baseball team or in band, you share something. Band, he stresses, isnt just learning to blow into an instrument and put your fingers in the right places. Theres math and language skills and history involved. And passion. Mr. Berrys greatest passion, perhaps, is classical music. He doesnt distinguish classical from other music as a thing better or unique, he simply puts it down on the feast table as a rich and nourishing option or would, if he were in charge of what people can hear anytime on the airways. But since classical music has been removed from the programming of WGCU-FM 91.7 Marco or 90.1 Fort Myers, and since listeners must buy a special radio to hear it now, he fears for its future. By removing it from the airways, it becomes more and more of an elitist thing, and Im afraid only the privileged few are going to want to listen to classical music or opera or even Broadway shows, he says. I know dollars and cents are important, but WGCU is part of a public university, and the university has a responsibility to something more than just Jack Berry was born again. The 64-year-old bandleader and director of Performing Arts at The Village School, part of the North Naples United Methodist Church, recalls when it happened, 32 years ago. He was in New York City on a cold and blustery March day. Rod Stewarts Tonights the Night was at the top of the pop charts as Mr. Berry walked down Broadway and into Lincoln Center to hear the first live Saturday afternoon broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera to the nation, on National Public Radio. It was magic, he recalls. It was hook, line and sinker for me. That what really reinspired my interest in music. Im an opera lover. Ultimately Mr. Berrys reinspired interest became his vocation. He left a lucrative 25-year career in pharmaceutical sales and management, which followed a four-year stint as a public school teacher in New Jersey, to become a musician. Suddenly, it seemed, he was reborn as a fulltime professional clarinetist. A uniquely American instrument, the clarinet can range in sound from the neon blaze of hot jazz to the melancholy wail of a mournful dirge to the wrenching breeze of urban blues, and then turn on a dime, lending saucy vitality to a Sousa march or a warm undertone to a classical piece. Mr. Berry had never even picked up the instrument until he reached his fourth decade of life, a thing so unlikely (since most professional musicians begin playing in their childhoods) that even he cant explain it, except by comparison. Theres a famous French hornist, Barry Tuckwell, and he didnt start playing until his 40s, either, he says almost sheepishly. He began taking music classes at Edison Community College, studying theory, site reading, singing, applied music and a host of other subjects. He joined the Naples Concert Band as a base clarinetist and became the principal and section leader. Together with his wife, Mary Ellen, who plays the French horn and teaches elementary music and orchestra at The Village School, Mr. Berry travels around the country playing each summer. During the school year he also teaches beginning and advanced band, and directs the performing arts school with an eye to exposing students to anything they desire. They can study wind and string instruments, voice, dance, drama, show performance you name it, he explains. They can and they will if Mr. Berry has anything to say about it and for the best of reasons, perhaps. I think kids are pretty much the same as they were 30 or 40 years ago when I first taught, although maybe not quite as disciplined, he says. And one The music man: Teacher, bandleader follows his passionBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Jack BerryCOURTESY PHOTOdollars and cents, I believe. Besides, how much talk can you live with? Mr. Berry has listened to many different kinds of music in his time he mentions the Beatles, the Beach Boys and a lot of Motown when he recalls his youth. I think music is kind of like food: Theres dessert, the light food, and there are more serious things. If you listen to a Mahler symphony, its like eating beef Wellington, rich and substantial and nourishing, whereas the Beatles are like a chocolate Sunday. But good music is good music, he adds. Kids, especially, understand that. You dont have to pitch classical music to kids, Mr. Berry says. You just have to expose them. Commercial Pool Specialist
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 chronicler of the Age of Aquarius. He came along at the right time with the right style and the right sensibilities. Everyone, it seemed, could relate to his art: hippies, housewives, older people, school children. His posters papered the walls of college dorms and teenagers bedrooms. His artwork appeared on magazine covers, postage stamps, Manhattan telephone books, clocks, neckties, wristwatches, bed sheets and jeans.On Feb. 7 and 8, Mr. Max and 125 pieces of his original artwork including a football helmet, a baseball cap and a guitar bearing his unmistakable flair will be at Road Show Company, 370 12th Avenue South in Naples. Mr. Max will be in attendance from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, which is when the show closes.A bold and whimsical worldMr. Maxs world of the s and s was populated with stars, planets, rainbows, suns, flowers, hearts, birds and mystical people. It was uplifting and optimistic, as if everyone had stepped into a kaleidoscope. And the colors! Neon, fluorescent, bold. Mr. Max, now 71, was a modern-day Fauvist; his skies werent blue but flamingo pink, lemon yellow or tangerine. With his art, he tapped into something universal. It was around he said last week in a telephone interview from his studio in New York City. Man went to the moon in I loved stars, planets and cosmic characters. So I had that. I loved the flat colors I drew really well and had a good knowledge of composition. Woodstock was happening. The psychedelic age was happening. And somehow, I fit. My artwork fit the culture of the youth market, and that was it. He coined the term Be-in when he created a poster for a gathering that drew several hundred thousand people to Central Park. And he introduced yoga to America. When he was invited to be on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, he said, he thought, This is one-in-amillion, and it will never, never happen again. He was also on The Ed Sullivan Show. When Ed Sullivan called up, I thought, This is definitely mindboggling, definitely will never happen again. Then Mr. Sullivan did a one-hour TV special on Mr. Max. Can you imagine? he said. I couldnt believe it. Suddenly I was on every magazine cover you can imagine. And from being a scared, frightened young artist, not knowing where to go, how to make a living, I became the toast of the town, so to speak. Everybody wanted my work. It took me literally a few years to get used to it. It just kept going. It was an amazing feeling of satisfaction and surprise, all at the same time I was surprised and shocked that this was happening to me. He was afraid of running out of money, but the work kept coming. Then one day he was on top of the presses, mixing colors for a poster, when the owner of the printing press came up to him and made him an offer: If Mr. Max supplied the artwork, hed print posters, and theyd split the profits 50-50. He agreed. He was astounded when, within the next seven months, he sold 7 million posters. Then Life magazine called and did an eight-page cover story about him. His work was iconic: whimsical figures outlined in black, like a fantastical comic book.Comics make an impressionMr. Max first encountered American comics when he was 6 or 7, living in Shanghai, China, with his family. He and his father passed a street vendor with 50 or 60 books in front of him. The covers were so colorful, Mr. Max wanted them. He started to cry, so his father quickly purchased all the books for him, two bags full. When they were all emptied out on a table, he was surprised to discover they were American comic books: Captain Marvel, Batman, Plastic Man. It left a very big impression on me, the look of the covers, he said. It never left me. He studied realism at the Art Students League with Frank J. Reilly, whod studied alongside Norman Rockwell. But when he left school, he discovered that people didnt want realism. They said: Realism is wonderful. You paint like the old masters. But today if we need realism, we just get photography. We dont need realism anymore, he recalled. I was frightened and sad and heartbroken at the same time. Eventually, because of his love of astronomy, he began drawing planets and stars. He mixed his love of comic books and his yoga philosophy into his art as well.Love all, serve allMr. Max first learned about yoga in 1966, when he met the Swami Satchidananda in Paris. He immediately brought him to the United States and opened a yoga center, where the Swami taught daily. Soon they had opened dozens of yoga centers. This was one year before the Beatles met the Marharishi, he said. George (Harrison) and I became friends because of the yoga. We used to talk about God, loving, serving others, the purpose of life these types of questions come about when you learn yoga. Love all, serve all Its a great line from yoga. I live to serve. Mr. Maxs very work is imbued with that philosophy. In a way, Im not consciously doing it, he said. I look at my rectangular shape, where I always make my art, whether its a canvas or large paper I like the images to be pleasant and invigorating. I dont want them to be depressing or negative. And so in some ways, the yoga is in there, is part of my work. The color blends are just right. Its all to bring pleasantness with a sort of visual excitement. I want my art to always have a positive effect. After a few years, he realized he didnt want to do as many products. Every young kid wore my blue jeans. Every young kid had a Peter Max clock, he said. So I gave it up. He honored all his contracts and then took a retreat. During the s he rediscovered the joy of drawing and painting. I took my art into an extremely funloving (space), he said. I enjoyed it. I made a lot of visual breakthroughs. When he returned, he had a new style, a freer, looser way of painting. In 1976, he published Peter Max Paints America to commemorate the Bicentennial. He spearheaded the campaign to restore the Statue of Liberty (an image of the statue, her face reflecting the colors of fireworks about her, was on the cover of U.S. News & World Report). He painted portraits of presidents, including 100 Clintons. Most recently, he painted 44 portraits of President Barack Obama, because hes the 44th president. In the late s, Mr. Max opened a new 40,000 square-foot studio in New York City near Lincoln Center. His staff of approximately 100 includes a fulltime DJ who plays music for him when he paints. He listens to everything from Led Zeppelin and rock n roll to Jeff Lorber in jazz, Chick Corea, fusion jazz and be-bop. He said he hopes to combine his art with the music he loves. My big wish is that very shortly, one day soon, Im going to do an animated movie and use all the music, he said. The s might be long over, but their spirit still lives on in Peter Maxs work. PETER MAXFrom page 1COURTESY IMAGE COURTESY IMAGE Love by Peter Max.Brushes by Peter Max. >>What: Colors of a Better World, Peter Max and his artwork >>Where: Road Show Company, 370 12th Avenue South, Naples >>When: Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Saturday, Feb. 7, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Mr. Max will be on hand from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. >>Cost: Free, but RSVPs are appreciated >>Info: (888) 513-8385 If you go
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 NEWS A9 1033 Turnpike St., Rte. 138 Canton, MA 02021-9840U.S.D.O.T. #385723 1-800-800-2580 www.shipcar.comEarn An EXTRA DISCOUNT Order Online! Migrating N o r th? Now In Our29th YEARTransporting cars daily to New England!GUARANTEED PRICESWhat We Quote is What You PayINSUREDLicensed and BondedDONT DRIVE IT SHIP IT! Book your trip now and guarantee your space!We will MEET OR BEAT any local competitors rates! Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning has started a shuttle service to and from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Individuals or groups can catch a ride for $30 for the first person and $5 for each additional person. Pick-ups begin as early as 5:30 a.m. in downtown Naples, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, in midtown Naples and North Naples. The airport shuttle is also on-site at RSW with eight designated collection times, dropping guests off at their choice of the Naples pick-up locations. Reservations are required at least 12 hours in advance and can be made by calling 262-3006 or by visiting www.experience-naples.com. Regent Jet announces takeoff for its Palms Jet Pass, a program that offers private jet travelers with guaranteed one-way priced trips from metropolitan New York to Naples and five other Florida cities. Palms Jet Pass members make a $50,000 commitment for a guarantee of five one-way trips on a sevenseat Hawker 400XP jet. As part of the launch, new members can book a single, no-strings-attached, one-way flight for $10,000.The jet pass is the latest offering from Regent Jet, as the boutique private aviation firm continues to focus on providing clients with personalized, luxurious travel options that are as reliable as fractional ownership and as flexible as on-demand charters. Many of our high-net-worth clients seek more convenient and economical travel options between their New York residences and their winter homes in Florida, says Justin Sullivan, founder and CEO.The metropolitan New York area consists of airports in Teterboro, Morristown, White Plains, Farmingdale, Islip and East Hampton. In addition to Naples Municipal Airport, the Palms Jet Pass covers flights to and from airports in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Stuart. For more information, visit www. regentjet.com. Naples Transportation begins RWS shuttle serviceFly the private skies with Regent Jet pass Providing Extraordinary Care to our Community for more than 50 Years -S. LeeksNaples FLFirst in Florida for Joint Replacements*Im happy to get back to my active, normal lifestyle without the pain! When recurring pain in her hip began interrupting her active lifestyle that included traveling and gardening, Sue Leeks decided it was time to take action. She chose the experience of the NCH Healthcare System because NCH performs more joint replacement surgeries than any other facility in the state of Florida*. A few weeks after surgery, Sue was pain-free and back in her garden making plans to do the things she loves best. C all 436-5430 or visit us online today at www.NCHmd.org and discover for yourself what makes the NCH Healthcare System your first choice for joint replacement surgery. *Based on Medicare Statistics
took over Wynns Market, adding a catering division and a to-die-for deli. Jerry became the highly respected CEO of Sunshine Ace Hardware (so we wont mention his inadvertent egging of the police chiefs car on a particular Halloween night while Jerry was a teen hanging onto Beardy Banyan, now the oldest banyan tree in Naples, at the corner of 12th Avenue South and Gordon Drive). Larry and Tom went on to expand the Wynn family dynasty with a real estate and property management company. The patriarch Don Q. certainly left his mark on Naples. He was elected to City Council and was a founder of First National Bank. Perhaps his greatest mark was the values he taught his children, which were passed on to the next generation and still serve as the cornerstone of the family businesses today.The next generationThe word values is often bantered around in meetings and cleverly crafted into mission statements to present an image to the public. Its rare to find a company that actually lives and teaches the values it purports to hold dear but then, Don Q. Wynn was a rare man. You can see his handiwork in his children and in his grandson, Michael, the president of the Wynns Sunshine Ace Hardware, where the tagline is the helpful place.A win-Wynn philosophyAt Don Q. Wynns funeral a few years back, Larry Wynn asked who in attendance had been helped by his father. Hands from all walks of life went up. Helping is what the Wynns did best at Back Bay in the s, and its still what they do best today. 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 5942978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 Many notable families in Naples embody this sentiment, but the Wynn family especially stands out for having bridged the values of the past to strengthen and maintain the future of both the family and the family business.In the beginning, there was mom and popThe Wynns have served the Southwest Florida community for more than eight decades, beginning with a mom-and-pop grocery store in Lakeland in the early 1930s.In 1938, Peter Parley Wynn and his bride Vida moved to Naples and bought the Bayview Inn on Back Bay (what we now call Crayton Cove). Their son, Don Q. Wynn, stayed in Lakeland to run the business. Before leaving for his tour of duty in World War I, however, Don came to Naples to say goodbye to his parents. Thats when he told them hed never live in this town and urged them to sell both the grocery store and the restaurant they had opened at the inn. After his service, Don came back to Naples with the intention of helping out temporarily. A hunting and fishing expedition in this newly discovered paradise, however, helped convince him he should stay. Anne Merle Echols of Everglades City helped, too. It wasnt long before he married her and settled into a life of which legacies are made.Moving on upAfter the elder Wynns sold the building in Back Bay and retired to Georgia, Don and Anne moved the family business to Fifth Avenue South. Don was a forward-thinking man. To meet the growing demands of the community, he introduced the Sunshine Hardware store on Fifth Avenue South next door to his newly expanded Sunshine Suprex in 1953.As their business and reputation grew, so did the family, with the births of Larry, Tom, Jerry, Timmy and Linda. In 1964, Mayor Archie Turner ushered in the Wynns new Sunshine Ace Hardware on Ninth Avenue South. The grocery store on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Seventh Street (where Yabba is today) stood vigilant until 1999. Eventually, all services were moved to Wynns Corner one U.S. 41 on block south of Naples Community Hospital. Wynns on Fifth was not just a cornerstone for the community; it was a personification of community. Of all the changes that have affected Naples, losing Wynns on Fifth Avenue South was probably one of the most bittersweet passages of progress.Passing the TorchEventually Timmy became Tim and UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN The Wynn family legacy is one of serving their communityBY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyDon Q. Wynn COURTESY PHOTO ACelebrationofLife: JazzandJewelry JEWELRY GALLERY YOU ARE INVITEDThe Vince Muller Interior Design team for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure presentsAn evening to benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the CureSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2009 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.at Vince Muller Interior Design 3820 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 Jazz by the Jazz Elegante Trio A jewelry trunk show by Lily and Co., A. Jaron Fine Jewelry and Silpada Silent Auction Cocktails Appetizers Tickets $50. Please RSVP by February 13 to email@example.com 239.949.6700, x10 There is no doubt that it is around the family and home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained. Winston Churchill
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 A Mullet Fryers Weekend Feb. 6-8 celebrates three fishing families the Bickfords, the Storters and the Morgans who made their living off Naples Bay in the 1920s, s and s. 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. Presented by Naples Backyard History, Mullet Fryers Weekend begins at the Naples Preserve from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, when Harry Bickford will discuss growing up around the Naples Dock. From 6-7:30 p.m. a meet-andgreet 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 Mullet Fryers Weekend harks back to the good old days on Naples Bay 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* $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! Fr y ers Wee k en d Fe b 6-8 t h r ee e w ho living of f in t h e 1920s, s h k d t i t 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. When Peacocks Were Roasted and Mullet Was Fried...Mullet
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 Naples Botanical Garden will have its seventh annual Trunk Show in the Garden on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20. The shopping extravaganza brings boutiques from across the country to the Garden with their wares; a portion of all sales benefits the Garden. The show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $5 admission; between 1-3 p.m., two savvy shoppers can gain entrance for just $8. A preview cocktail reception and the chance to shop early takes place from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. Admission is $75 per person. Along with many new merchants and popular past participants, the Trunk Show in the Garden will offer light lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will also be a lecture on potting miniature orchids and bromeliads, and plants will be for sale. New to the Trunk Show this year is Paige Gamble of NYC with leather clutches and totes embellished with faceted gemstones, hand-pressed flowers and exotic minerals. Among the returning boutiques are Dede Cadieux Designs, specializing in interchangeable loops of freshwater pearls and precious stones, and NYCs Lillian Ostergard, with designs in 18k gold and platinum with semi-precious and precious stones. Numerous other boutiques will have jewelry, fashion accessories and decorative items. For more information, call 643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org. Fill a trunk with goodies from the GardenNONPROFIT NEWS 239-261-0346Two showrooms: Naples & Marco Island LIC# CGC043338 Enter to win: Submit your ugliest kitchen photo to www.intercoastalremodeling.com or fax to 239-261-8523 Winner GE GO GREEN appliance package & stainless steel refrigerator )THE UGLIEST KITCHEN CONTEST My ugly kitchen! Grand Prize *Ask us about our painting specials North Goodlette Farmers Market North Naples United Methodist Church (Between Pine Ridge Rd & Orange Blossom) Valentines Roses The ninth annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children takes place Friday, Feb. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Keynote speaker will be Jacquelyn Pierce, 2006-2008 president of the General Federation of Womans Clubs International. The Glitter and Go raffle will be held for a diamond ring and getaway to CordeValle, a Rosewood Resort in California. Raffle tickets are $35 each or four for $100; winners need not be present to win.Among the items in the silent auction are high tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; a Costa Rica fishing trip; a picnic and floral class at The Garden District; a classical concert and lunch in a private Port Royal home; and a carnival-theme party for up to 35 children.Tickets are $300 per person, $1,000 for patron and $3,500 for advocate. For reservations or more information, call the Shelter at 775-3862. Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon, auction will benefit ShelterAuction will raise funds for Step by StepFeathers and Friends for the Collier Audubon SocietyThe Collier County Audubon Society holds hits 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. Tickets 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. The Fairy Godmothers of Southwest Florida are hosting a dress drive to collect gowns they will give to deserving high-school girls when prom season arrives. Last year the organization outfitted more than 100 girls, and this year the need will no doubt be greater.Donations of stylish gowns will be welcome from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Coconut Point near the Brighton store. For more information, call Holly Wagner at 980-9221 or visit www.fairygodmothersswf.com. Fairy Godmothers make prom dreams come true m a d Do m ne r
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 Im playing soccer now. To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation Bryce, a longtime patient of e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, is 11 years old and has su ered with Cystic Fibrosis his entire life. Now thanks to the care hes received, Bryce is getting stronger each day. For the rst time, hes able to play on a soccer team something hes always wanted to do.Bryces life is changing and we honor him for his amazing courage and spirit.As the only Childrens Hospital between Tampa and Miami, e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida treats and heals infants and children from Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. Please help us save a childs life, or return joy to one. Make a gift. Make an impact. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEIt could never happen hereAn exceptionally cold winter brings more instances of the annual tragedy of young boys (rarely, girls) who could not resist the age-old physics experiment to see what would happen if, in sub-zero temperatures, they tried to lick a metal pole. In fact, it happened on successive days: a 10-year-old in Hammond, Ind., on Jan. 14 and a 6-year-old in Omaha, Neb., on the 15th. Both episodes ended badly, with traces of the boys tongues left on the poles. It did happen hereAlso in January, police in Cape Coral, were seeking LaKeitha Watson-Atkinson for shoplifting from a TJ Maxx. The thief escaped after running from store security, but not before she was knocked down twice by her getaway car. In the commotion, a check made out to Watson-Atkinson fell to the ground. The cave dwellersTwenty million Chinese have their residences in caves, but that is often not a bad deal, according to a McClatchy Newspapers dispatch from Miaogou Village. In addition to the obvious advantages (e.g., no mortgage), some caves have been in the family for generations and have electrical wiring, plumbing and cable television, and some are part of communities of connected caves. Researchers said that earthen insulation keeps the inside temperature from dropping below about 55 degrees Fahrenheit even in the dead of winter. Parental responsibility A father took his 20-year-old son to an Islamic court in Bauchi, Nigeria, demanding that he be jailed for idleness, which he said has shamed the family. The court immediately sentenced the son to 30 lashes and six months in prison. A court in Seoul, South Korea, fined the parents of a teenage rapist the equivalent of about $60,000 for their negligence in raising the boy badly. The 18-year-old himself is serving a 10-year sentence for the crime. The rental societyAmong the services available by the hour in Japan (according to a January BBC dispatch) are: Quality time with a pet (about $10 an hour at the Ja La La Cafe in Toyko, usually with dogs or cats but with rabbits, ferrets and beetles available). No-sex quality time with a college coed (flattering conversation by the hour at the Campus Cafe, less expensive than the geisha-type houses). Instant relatives, actor stand-ins for times when the real ones cant attend things like weddings and funerals, from the I Want To Cheer Up agency in Tokyo. They also know the cues to portray fathers to help single women with their parenting duties, or to portray husbands to help women practice for the routine of married life (except for sex). Family matters Evelyn Poynter, 86, had refused for months to leave her apartment in Pittsburgh and move in with her sister, Laura Stewart, 72, who had offered to take care of her. In December, according to police, a fed-up Stewart forcibly wrapped Ms. Poynters arms, legs, neck and body in duct tape, tossed her in the back seat, and drove her home to Shaker Heights, Ohio. There was nothing sinister, said Ms. Stewarts daughter, but still, Ms. Stewart was arrested. In October, police in Elgin, Ill., said they were investigating an accusation that after a 13-year-old boy and girl broke off their relationship, the girls mother ordered the boy to reconcile with her daughter by threatening to release nude photos of him that her daughter had taken. Get your goatWhen Saudi Arabia held its first goat beauty pageant in September (the country has long held camel pageants), the distinctive Najdi breed, featuring high nose bridges and silky, shaggy hair, took the top prizes. In fact, most of the goats in the competition had the same father, Burgan, whose progeny typically fetch the equivalent of $25,000 and up. Burgan himself did not appear at the pageant, according to a Reuters dispatch, because his owner feared that a jealous competitor would have an evil eye cast upon him. Political correctness update The student association at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, voted to eliminate a cystic fibrosis organization from the list of charities it supports, explaining that since the condition almost exclusively afflicts white people, it was not inclusive enough to merit student funding. Britains Oxford University Press announced the latest changes in its highly selective Junior Dictionary, finding room to add dozens of words, including trapezium, alliteration and incisor but eliminating, for example, bishop, chapel, christen, minister, monk, nun, parish, psalm and saint. The publisher said the changes reflect Britains multicultural, multifaith society.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 The Humane Society Naples will present Nancy Smith, founder of Shy Wolf Sanctuary, with the societys Animal Advocate Award as part of the annual Pet Lovers Ball this weekend.Ms. Smith founded Shy Wolf Sanctuary in 2001 to care for exotic, stray and injured animals. In addition to her many endeavors over the years to rescue, shelter and heal animals, she has also worked to educate people to develop an understanding and respect for all animals. The Pet Lovers Ball takes place in a private Port Royal venue Saturday, Feb. 7. This years sponsors include Jane Parker and Fran Cosentino, Cheryl Deering and Jim Dellas, BNYMellon, Jim and Lori Stuber, Mercedes-Benz of Naples, Key Private Bank, Gibraltar Private Bank and Specialists in Urology. For more information, visit HSNaples.org. Shy Wolf Sanctuary founder honored by Humane SocietyThe Naples Press Club welcomes political thriller author Karna Small Bodman, a former television newswoman and senior director of the National Security Council for six years during the Reagan administration, as guest speaker at its February meeting. Ms. Bodman will discuss how she transformed her government experience into her best-selling novels, Checkmate and Gambit. Both books will be available for purchase.The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Bellasera Hotel. Admission is $25 for NPC members and $27 for others; reservations are required no later than Monday, Feb. 12, and can be made by e-mailing rsvp@ naplespressclub.org. Checks must be mailed to Naples Press Club, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 210, Naples 34103. Author of political thrillers to address Naples Press Club 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 239.939.7446 Today!www.AdvanceSolar.com*for information about incentives available and nancing options. Its one small panel on your roof. Up to $1000 O !100% Financing No payments until 2010THE investment you CANT aord NOT to make! Lowest Prices and the Best Quality.Call 239.939.7446 Today!Voted BEST place to buy 12 years in a row! DIDI CUTLERKarna Small Bodman
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 Beth Tikvah, the Conservative synagogue of Naples, will hold a Torah dedication celebration from 4-6 p.m. Sunday Feb. 8. A Torah scroll will be symbolically married to the congregation in a ceremony that will include singing, dancing and music by Bella Gutshtein and Boris Sandler. Just when Beth Tikvah was in need of a second Torah scroll for the many occasions on which more than one is required, board member Harvey Rosenthals request to the successor congregation of a Maryland synagogue he once served as president paid off. Mr. Rosenthal had been president of Temple Israel in Silver Spring, Md. When that synagogue merged with Beth Tikvah of Rockville, Md., to become Tikvat Israel, the Sefer Torah scroll fell out of use. Through Mr. Rosenthals initiative, the scroll is being reborn in Naples, restored to its essential use, to be read regularly as part of a community worship service at Beth Tikhav.All who have contributed to the Torah Dedication/Tree of Life Campaign are invited to the celebration. Others are also welcome, and an $18 donation is encouraged. Beth Tikvah is at 3765 Airport Pulling Road, in the Everglades Professional Center. RSVP by calling 455-8811 or 434-1818. The League of Women Voters of Collier C ount y will hear abou t efforts by the City of Naples and Collier County to reduce energy consumption at a general meeting open to the public on Monday, Feb. 16. Because of strong interest in the subject, two sessions of the program are planned: at 1 p.m. at the Collier Athletic Club and 7 p.m. at Naples Hilton. Speakers will be Cloe Waterfield, president of TwentyFifty, who managed the energy audit for the City of Naples; and Skip Camp, facility management director for Collier County. They will discuss what the city and county are doing now and what they plan for the future. They will also offer advice for individuals to reduce energy consumption. It is critical that communities become energy independent, not only to preserve our environment but also to save money and reduce our dependency on foreign oil, said Chris Straton, president of the Collier League of Women Voters. League members and the public are also invited to a luncheon at the Collier Athletic Club beginning at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations, phone 263-4656 or e-mail Hospitality@lwvcolliercounty.org by 5 p.m. on Feb. 12. Beth Tikvah congregation will celebrate Torah dedication League of Women Voters invites the public to energy discussions SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Our premium synthetic grasses are great for: Gibson the worlds tallest dog loves his K9Grass. Roma Granite US239.332.2228Fax: 239.332.4228 3580 Metro Pkwy Fort Myers Financing available with up to 12 month NO Payments NO Interest. Upgrade Edges FREE. Free Sink with this Ad. Free Granite Cutting Board. www.RomaGraniteUS.com GRANITE COUNTERTOPS starting at $35 per SQ/F Roll Down Shutters Colonial Shutters Clear Panels Accordion Shutters Bahama Shutters Screens Permanently Installed Standby Generators Service and Repairs provided for all types of shutters. 239.267.4911 1.866.233.4911 Call for FREE Estimates HURRICANE PROTECTION ACTION SHUTTERSFamily Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured #CGC1515734 ActionShuttersNow COM PROTECTION SUN AND WIND STORM,
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 NEWS A21 Rotarians invite scholarship applicationsApplications for 2010-2011 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships are available from 56 clubs in Rotary District 6960 from Macro Island to Palmetto. The scholarships provide for study abroad for one year in one of the 162 countries where Rotary clubs reside. During their studies abroad, Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars act as ambassadors of goodwill, helping to further international understanding through appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, schools, civic organizations and other forums. The Rotary program is the worlds largest privately sponsored international scholarship program. More than $320 million has been spent on 30,000 international scholarships since the program began in 1947. This year approximately $90,000 is available for Southwest Florida scholarship recipients. Ambassadorial scholarships are for one academic year abroad and provide funding for round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, necessary educational supplies and language training (if necessary). Applications are are due by April 15; for more information, go to www.rotary. org. The 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. Italian Open tournament proceeds will help Italian American Club Foundation charities Water is clearly a worldwide problem. In recent years it has become an increasingly significant issue in the United States. Yet, crises frequently lead to great opportunities. Join experts at Mediterra Country Club at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, for an incisive look at the global water crisis with an emphasis on the western United States and the potential opportunity available to be part of the solution.Experts will discuss the complexity of providing water to the high-growth western states from the source of most of its water supply the Colorado Rocky Mountains.Rod Guerrieri, managing partner of Renaissance Land and Water Management, LLC and a foremost Colorado water authority, will share his firms insights and solutions. This discussion is most appropriate for accredited investors. Broker dealers, investment advisors and investors are welcome. No securities will be offered for sale to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Casual business attire is required. Reservations are required by Feb. 5. For information or to make reservations, call Jeannette Showalter, CFA, director of business development at Renaissance Land and Water Management, LLC, at (720) 744-9000, ext. 251 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 3901677 or 304-8586. Buffalo State College alumni are invited to meet college President Dr. Muriel Howard and other alumni at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Stonebridge Country Club. For more information and reservations, call or e-mail Bob Laskie at (716) 9086469 or email@example.com. Water: The new oil?Meeting will focus on crises, implications and solutions r e s y $ 9 0 S h Meet Minnesota women for lunchBuffalo State alumni getting together e n t .com. o n 1 05 r in gs infor l 39085 86
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 A23 Colliers Countys Public Services Division holds its 12th annual Senior Expo and Senior Games this month.The Senior Expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Golden Gate Community Center. More than 40 exhibitors will be on hand with information about their services and tips for healthy living. Those who attend will be able to receive free bone-density testing, senior health insurance counseling, blood pressure tests and vision and hearing screening. For more information, call 252-4180. The Senior Games include a range of activities and competitions taking place at the Golden Gate Community Center from Feb. 6-27. Activities include table and traditional tennis, bocce ball, bowling, basketball, swimming and pickleball. For a complete schedule and sign-up information, call Jim Thomas at 252-4000. Educational expo, fun and games for Senior Month in Collier County 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) ITS TAX TIME!Give us a call Let us help! Bonita Springs 3301 Bonita Beach Rd Suite 306239.390.8882www.BriersCPA.comMichael T. Briers CPA, M.Acc.Thomas B. Briers CPA/PFS, CFP $1,000,000 Inventory Reduction Sale! starting at $35 Sq. Ft. starting at $89 per door 239-878-4994www.patrickscabinets.com227 SW 3rd Ave., Cape Coral, FL. 33991 10 x 9 Kitchen with Our Quality Wood CabinetryStarting at$999KITCHEN IN A WEEK PROGRAMPurchase a New Beautiful Wood Kitchen with Granite Countertops Delivered and Installed in 7 Days Complete.Some restrictions may apply. 10 x 9 Kitchen with Our Finest High Quality Cabinetry All Wood Construction and Granite Counter tops with FREE Stainless Under mounted Sink$4526 15101ShellPointBlvd.FortMyers,Florida33908 1-800-780-1131 (239)466-1131www.shellpoint.orgShellPointislocatedinFortMyersjustoffSummerlinRoad 2milesbeforetheSanibelCauseway.2009ShellPoint.Allrightsreserved.ShellPointisanon-profitministryofTheChristianandMissionaryAllianceFoundation TheseminarisFREE,butseatingislimited! Reserveyourseattoday bycalling(239)466-1131Mon.throughFri.,8a.m.to4:30p.m. STABILITY INRETIREMENTEveryonewantsit. YoucanhaveitatShellPoint. AvailableSeminarDatesAfternoonSeminars:00pmTuesday,February10Tuesday,February17MorningSeminars:00amWednesday,February11Wednesday,February18 AttendaFREESeminartoLearnaboutShellPoint andtheassuranceofLifestylewithLifecare s 1 1 e l aes ng ll b e able to re in g senio r blood pr e h earin g ti on T ra n ti b swim mi plete sc t ion, ca
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 When Derek Touchette opened Velocity Sports Performance center in Naples, he made sure to stock three kinds of medicine balls and plenty of them. Also called weight balls or med balls, one is dead or barely bounces; another is soft and big, 12 inches around, with good bounce; the third is smaller and harder but still bounces. The orbs show up in Mr. Touchettes classes several times a week. About twice a month, he leads an entire hourlong workout with med balls. They seem more fun than other workouts, he says. You work hard, but you dont feel like it. Theres just something about getting somebody to toss something during a workout, he adds. People love to throw it against a wall or back to me. A sense of release, perhaps? Letting go of the days stress? Tossing away the negative? Absolutely, he says. Tossing, catching or twisting with a weighted ball forces you to use pretty much all muscles rather than isolate a group. Slamming a ball to the floor from an overhead start involves the calves, quadriceps (front thigh), abdominal muscles and shoulders. Picking it up on Velocity Sports Performance hosts a mock combine Saturday, Feb. 7, to evaluate top college athletes in preparation for the NFLs 2009 Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this month. The public is invited to the Naples fitness center to see the tests, drills and evaluations potential NFL players will undergo and to hear Velocity sports performance director Derek Touchette talk about his training techniques and philosophy. Mr. Touchette said he expects 15-20 college football players to participate in the mock combine, which starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 6493278. The Scouting Combine, the annual job fair for prospective NFL players, takes place Feb. 20-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. For optimum fitness training, keep your eye on the medicine ballSee the drills NFL hopefuls will go through When athletes plateau on how much weight they can lift repetitively, med ball training allows them to break that barrier. the bounce demands just about every other muscle in the body. Heaving the ball overhead and behind you is the ultimate in working every muscle group. The med ball warm-up targets the small but vital stabilizer muscles in your abdomen and hips, upgrading your balance and coordination while reducing the tendency to fatigue during your workout. After warm-ups, Mr. Touchette often brings out 6-pound med balls for sit-ups. His regular explosiveness exercises feature wall ball (participants start from a squat and thrust up to throw a ball as hard as they can against a wall, then catch and repeat) and a standing medicine ball rotation (with your back to a partner, you twist around roughly 180 degrees and make a short toss to your partner; the partner does the same and rapidly tosses the ball back to you). The medicine ball is a great part of the tool kit for any sports or fitness program, says Mr. Touchette. Runners who use med balls for strength training will see results even if they never enter a weight room, he adds. You can do squats, presses and jerks or pass it back and forth with a partner. It will build muscle strength and support your spine. The medicine ball is increasingly making the rounds in professional sports training, Mr. Touchette says. The weighted ball is especially popular at the training centers that prepare college football stars for the pro football draft. One major reason: When athletes plateau on how much weight they can lift repetitively, med ball training allows them to break that barrier. The Dallas Cowboys offensive line has a famed med ball drill done on a racquetball court that shakes the foundation of the teams training building. The German national soccer squad never travels without medicine balls as part of their luggage. And a number of professional golfers now use a weight ball to work out flaws in their swings. Velocity Sports Performance has 65 locations nationwide that provide advanced sports performance training for athletes of all skill levels and ages. The company was founded in 1999; the Naples franchise, one of three in Florida, opened in 2007 at 11965 Collier Blvd. For more information, call 649-3278 or visit www.velocitysp.com/naples. COURTESY PHOTO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 What is affected by the peanut butter recall?Many questions remain regarding the recall of several peanut butter products following the recent discovery of salmonella at the Peanut Corp. of America, which supplies peanut butter and peanut paste to many well-known cracker, cookie, cereal, ice cream and candy companies. The outbreak has led to more than 400 reported illnesses and may have caused six deaths, according to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some answers to consumers questions: Q. Is all peanut butter affected by the recall? A. No. Since the Peanut Corp. of America does not sell directly to the public, jars of peanut butter are safe. The products affected are those that were supplied peanut butter or paste by the PCA. Q. What products have been recalled? A. Kellogg Co. has confirmed that their Austin Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter was the first product sold to consumers that tested positive for salmonella. Kelloggs has recalled all Austin and Keebler brand peanut butter crackers, Famous Amos Peanut Butter Cookies and Keebler Soft Batch Homestyle Peanut Butter Cookies. Other recalled items include Little Debbie peanut butter crackers (but not their other peanut butter products); Kroger peanut butter ice cream; ZonePerfect and NutriPals bars with peanut butter; Meijer peanut butter crackers and ice cream; Wal-Mart and Food Lion, Lofthouse, Chucks and Pastries Plus Gourmet Cookie peanut butter cookies; Perrys and Wegmans peanut butter ice cream; Hy-Vee Inc. peanut butter cookies and candy; King Nut Co. institutional-size peanut butter; General Mills Larabar PeaHEALTHY LIVING Secondhand SafetyMention that new consumer safety restrictions might restrict whole categories of merchandise at her favorite kids consignment shops and Candi Singfields eyes go wide. Oh, God. she whispers. Her girls are ages 16, 14, 6 and 4 months. The infant is a onesie-busting 16 pounds and growing, Singfield sighs. She hasnt found a job since her husbands career moved the family to Buford, Ga., last year. All their clothes and most baby equipment came gently used without any manufacturer guarantees of safety, but at a good price. I just cant afford to shop at Gap and Old Navy, Singfield said as she clutched seven shirts, five pants and a pair of shoes that cost $11.25 with store credit at Tadpoles, a kids consignment store. Im in here all the time. Ive never had any safety issues. But enough childrens products were unsafe that President Bush last year signed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Beginning Feb. 10, products for kids 12 and younger cant be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per million of lead, a neurotoxin. The limit drops to 300 ppm on Aug. 14. The act requires manufacturers and importers to test childrens products for lead and other harmful substances. BY JAMIE GUMBRECHT __________________Cox News ServiceBY JILL KELLEY __________________Cox News ServiceNew law to control how much lead can be in new and used products for kidsIt will be illegal to sell childrens products that dont meet the new standards. Until the Consumer Product Safety Commission clarified that resellers are not required to test the goods they sell, many consignment and thrift store owners worried theyd have to face testing expenses, risk civil or criminal charges for selling unsafe items or shut down Feb. 10. CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson said a tracking label system to certify safe products is currently in the works, but it could be years before its common, and even longer until labeled items show up on the resale market. Childrens clothes arent the priority, Wolfson said; the commission warned that resellers should pay special attention to products with frequent problems: cribs, play yards, childrens jewelry and toys. Shoppers can expect to see fewer of these items for resale in shops or online. Until the tracking tag system is in place, some stores wont carry them at all, said Monique Lung, owner of Hanger-Roo consignment boutique in Atlanta. Were just not going to take any chances, Lung said. We have to be very, very picky. Im in the process of sending out an e-mail to my customer base what our new restrictions are, what we can no longer take. Clothes arent free from scrutiny either. Nancy Dark of Marietta, Ga., is part of a duo that runs Divine Consign, a highend semiannual childrens sale. Before it was clear they wouldnt be required to test merchandise, the two women considered beating the new standards by moving the show from late February to January. Money she makes from the sale has become an important part of her familys income, Dark said, while her mortgage broker husband works through the troubled economy. Instead of moving or shutting down, shes keeping herself and her customers safe by weeding out painted clothes, small embellishments on clothes and maybe shoes. You cant sell items with lead, but youre not required to test. What does that really mean? We dont really know whats expected of us, Dark said. Youd hate to contribute to something unsafe. Rachel Weintraub, director of product safety and senior counsel for the Consumer Federation of America, said the government made a first step toward guiding resellers and shoppers through the new law by pointing out risky items and saying that resellers arent required to test them. Retailers will need continued updates and to monitor recalls closely, she said. Clarification doesnt mean exemption, said Katie Francisco, a mother of two and co-owner of Tadpoles consignment stores in Atlanta: Its not saying youre safe. Its saying be vigilant. Candi Singfield of Buford, Ga., shops in Tadpoles, a childrens consignment store in Duluth, Ga. Many consignment sellers are worried because they fear they wont meet new standards for lead. Monique Lung (left), owner of Hanger-ROO Maternity and Childrens Consignment in Atlanta, speaks with Michelle Sorensen.COURTESY PHOTO / COX NEWS SERVICEnut Butter Cookie bars and JamFrakas Peanut Butter Blisscrisp bars; CLIF and LUNA bars with peanut butter; and South Bend Chocolate Co.s peanut butter fudge and candy. For a complete list, visit the Food and Drug Administration Web site at www.fda.gov. Q. What products are safe? A. The following companies have said their products are not affected by the recall: Lance Inc., Tasty Baking Co., Hershey Co. (which makes Reeses), Mars, ConAgra Foods and Girl Scout Cookies. Q. Are there particular batches of these products that we should check? A. All batches of a recalled item should be considered unsafe at this time. Q. Can I get a refund on these recalled products? A. Most companies will offer refunds for recalled items, but you will need to contact them directly and should have your product handy for its identification code. For Kelloggs, call (877) 869-5633, and for Little Debbie, call (800) 522-4499. Q. If I own a product containing peanut butter that has not been addressed, what should I do with it? A. The FDA advises consumers not to eat products containing peanut butter or paste until they are cleared. You can hold on to it and see if it is cleared or if you can get a refund. Q. Where do I go for more information?A. For news on the recall, visit the FDA Web site at www.fda.gov, or call the FDA at (888) INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332).
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSthemselves with air and float bellyup. Either method increases the fishs size so predators cannot swallow them whole. Some puffers also have sharp spines, which makes swallowing them even less of a temptation. The beautiful sea anemone, which looks like a lovely, harmless flower, uses disguise to protect itself. Rather than move from place to place avoiding predators, the anemone attaches to an object and waves its seductive arms at passersby. Small fish and other sea animals are attracted to what looks like colorful petals but are really stinging tentacles with a quick-acting poisons. Without its tentacles, the anemone would easily be someones lunch; instead, the would-be predator suddenly becomes they prey as the anemone avoids harm and at the same time satisfies its appetite as it waves the victim into its central mouth. The scorpionfish, catfish and toadfish inject venom from the base of their spines if attacked. Others, such as electric eels and torpedo rays, use electrical properties to send shocks through water to stun their predators. Sometimes its easy to forget that natures dramatic struggles go on continuously just In nature, the name of the game is survival. Plants and animals have to adapt to many natural and unnatural changes climate, predators, human intervention, etc., or else die. This week well look at some remarkable ways marine animals have adapted to defend themselves and thus survive. Other than hiding, camouflage is the most common defense various marine life employ. There are several types of camouflage. Counter-shading describes fish whose bellies are light colored and backs are dark. This helps them blend in with the dark sea bottom when seen from above and with the sky when viewed from below. Other color adaptations, such as spots, stripes and mixed colors, allow fish to blend in with their background. A most amazing camouflage, especially in young fish such as the blenny, is a black tail spot resembling an eye. Thinking the fish can see them, predators attack the tail or stay away altogether. Armor is another way some fish naturally fend off enemies. The sea robins large head, for example, is made of bony plates covered with spines. Both the armor and spines discourage predators. The hermit crab takes a different approach to protecting itself. The soft-bodied crab crawls into an empty seashell, uses hooks on its stomach to attach itself and then proceeds to carry its impenetrable home along BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklySurvival at sea: Clever marine animals use various tacticsLEE BELANGER / FLORIDA WEEKLYwherever it goes. When the crab outgrows a shell, it simply lets go, crawls out and finds a better fit. Other sea creatures rely on big brothers to watch over them. Thats just what the remora does. These sucking fish attach themselves to whales, sharks or mantas and thereby avail themselves of protection, transportation and also food (as the larger animals eat, pieces of food drift by and the remora gets them). Natures smoke screen works so well for the octopus that naval ships have adopted the same method to escape pursuing vessels. When threatened, the octopus squirts an inky black fluid. When my husband and I caught an octopus to use as an exhibit in a school program, the water turned black. When we changed the water, the octopus was virtually transparent. The octopus also uses jet propulsion, squirting water from its body cavity into a funnel-shaped tube, to drive itself backward and make a quick getaway. No wonder this animal has survived since the Cambrian period 500 million years ago. Puffer fish also have very effective ways of protecting themselves when threatened: They simply blow themselves up. A 9-inch puffer can swallow more than a quart of water. Puffers can also inflate beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and in our placid backwater estuaries. Join me on a canoe adventure sometime, and well explore these and other clever maritime marvels. Lee Belanger is a volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. The sea robins head is covered with spines Paddle through the park by the light of the moon or while the sun shines>> Collier-Seminole State Park offers guided canoe tours by day and by night. Daytime canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7, 9, and 11. As you paddle through the mangroves along the Blackwater River, listen to stories of Seminole survival and keep your eyes peeled for colorful crabs, tarpon and manatees. The three-hour trip is ideal for ages 6 and older; $25 per person in your canoe or a park canoe. Special group, family or club trips can also be arranged. Reservations required. Moonlight paddles are planned for 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Feb. 7, 8, and 9. Join a park naturalist and discover the dynamic changes and re ections nighttime brings along the Blackwater River. Fun for ages 12 and older; $30 per person. Reservations required. The entrance to CollierSeminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. To sign up for a canoe trip, call Lee Belanger at 394-3397.
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. FGCU professor Jerry Jackson and Conservancy of Southwest Florida Education Manager Troy Frensley are this months Speaker Series guests at The Conservancy. Dr. Jackson will present In Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker on Thursday, Feb. 12. Dr. Jackson, who has studied woodpeckers for more than 35 years, will discuss the alleged dramatic rediscovery, the fascinating evidence and the ongoing search connected with this very rare, possibly extinct, endangered avian. On Thursday, Feb. 25, Mr. Frensley will present Alien Invaders, a lecture on non-native plants, insects, mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds that now call Florida home, as well as the threats they pose to their native neighbors. Both lectures are from 6-7 p.m. in the Nature Center. The Speaker Series runs through April and is open to Conservancy members. To become a member and register for the series, visit www.conservancy.org/speakers. The Conservancy Nature Center is at 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples. For more information, call 262-0403 or visit www.conservancy.org. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 NEWS A29 The inaugural 10-mile Marco Bridge Run in memory of Carole Sbertoli takes place Sunday, Feb. 15. Starting and finishing at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, the course will go over the bridges and through the hills of Marco Island and will also go into the gated community of Key Marco. Recreational and professional runners are welcome. Cash prizes totaling $3,200 will be awarded as well as trophies three deep in each age division. All entrants will receive a long-sleeve commemorative T-shirt. Proceeds from the $50 entry fee will benefit the Greater Marco YMCA. Race sponsors include the Marco Sit in on a free lecture at the Barefoot Beach Preserve Learning Center at 10 a.m. every Saturday. Learn about wading birds from John Fitch Saturday, Feb. 7; on Feb. 14, Nora Demers will discuss gopher tortoises. Sponsored by the 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. For more information, go to www.friendsofbarefootbeach.org. Starting Feb. 12 and through April 2, catch a free nature talk at the Naples City Pier at 1 p.m. every Thursday. The first topic is the olive shell. For more information call 213-7122. 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Developer Close Out Offers on Limited Units.Pricing was $569,000+At the Conservancy, an educational family day and two nature lectures Marco Bridge Run takes off in memory of Carole Sbertoli Fun facts are free at the beach, on the pierCOURTESY PHOTOIsland Eagle, ARA Insurance, DaVinci Ristorante Italiano, The Kramer Law Firm, Island Mortgage, Marco Community Bank, Morningstar Music, Raymond James, Premier Properties of SW FL Inc, Suzanne Fil and Integrity Networx. The race committee consists of Marco Island runners Roger Raymond, Fred Kramer and M.L. Meade, as well as Cindy Love and Leslie Drake of the YMCA, Richard Storm of Marco Community Bank and Dave Rice. Sign up online at www.Active.com or at www.MarcoBridgeRun.com, or call or e-mail Ms. Drake at 394-3144 or Leslie@MarcoIslandYMCA.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 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. >>Bellais about 1 year old and although shes a bit shy at rst, she warms up quickly to anyone with a loving attitude. >>Cam is a warm and loving Siberian husky mix whos about 2 years old and extremely inquisitive and playful. >>Cellois a Rottweiler/German shepherd mix whos about 1 year old. He does remarkably well on a leash and is extraordinarily friendly. >>Chance is a neutered tiger cat. About 8 months old, hes outgoing and very playful. >>Cookie is a short-haired tortie whos 2 years old. Although shes quiet, shes not shy in the least. >>LaicaLaica is a well-behaved 7 years old Labrador retriever/Tibetan terrier mix. Shes a quiet dog with a mellow disposition. 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 Behaviorists love to recommend toys for all pets. Playthings are an important part of environmental enrichment, a fancy phrase for strategies that keep animals from being bored and turning that boredom into destructiveness. But as important as toys are for dogs and cats, theyre even more essential to those who spend a great deal of time in cages that can never be big enough for a pet whose ancestors had the sky as their home.No parrot can ever be happy, in other words, without toys. Playthings are essential to maintaining the physical and mental well-being of parrots large and small. They help keep pet birds fit while fighting the boredom that can contribute to behavioral and health problems such as feather-picking.Although you can buy toys by major manufacturers from the big chain stores, its also nice to choose from the variety of playthings lovingly made by a cottage industry of bird lovers and available from independent bird shops, through catalogs and on the Internet. You can even make your own! Some basic rules apply when shopping for toys, to ensure they are suitable and safe for your bird. Look for the following when choosing bird toys: Materials: Toys are subject to your birds healthy urge to destroy, which means safe components are a must. Wood, rawhide, plastic or stainless-steel chain, rope, cloth and hard plastic are among PET TALES Let me PLAY!the more popular materials that make up safe toys. Choose toys that break down into pieces that cant be swallowed. An exception: Toys made to hold food items, such as dried corncobs or fruit chunks. With these, eating is a large part of the fun. Construction: Challenging toys, the best choice for busy birds, feature pieces combined in ways that make it hard for the birds to pull the whole product apart but not too hard. Indestructible toys are not appropriate for most birds, because the time and energy used to rip apart the gadget is part of the reason toys fill such a need. Size: Little toys for little birds, big toys for big birds. A big bird can catch and lose a toe in a toy made for a smaller bird, and small birds can get their heads trapped in toys made for their larger relatives. Some birds are apprehensive of new toys. If yours is one of them, try to set the toy outside the cage (but within eye range) for a day or two, and then put it on the floor of the cage for another day or two. Once your bird starts to play with the toy, you can go ahead and attach it to the cage. (Stainless-steel split-ring key chains, available at any hardware store, are a safe, secure and inexpensive way to attach toys to cage bars.) Dont overwhelm your pet with toys. Instead, keep two or three in the cage and rotate new ones in regularly. Shopping for bird toys can be fun, but the costs do add up, especially if you have BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicateone of those gleefully destructive parrots. With some creativity, you can make your money go further by complementing storebought bird toys with alternatives. The cardboard cores of toilet-paper and paper-towel rolls are perfect for shredding, especially for smaller birds. String those tubes together on a thick leather cord and hang them in your birds cage. Other cheapies include ballpoint pens with the ink tube removed, ping-pong balls, old plastic measuring cups and spoons, and plastic bottle tops. (Wash in hot soap and water, rinse well and air-dry before offering such items to your bird.)Toothbrushes are another bargain toy, sturdy and colorful. You can buy cheap ones new or give your pet your worn ones after running them through your dishwasher. (Or hand-washing in soapy water, followed by rinsing and air-drying.) The hard plastic keys on a ring sold for human babies are also a budget-wise buy that birds love, and real keys can be just as fun, after a scrubbing.Keep your eyes and mind open for playthings your bird can enjoy you may surprise yourself with the possibilities! Life in a cage with nothing to do can lead to health and behavior problems in parrots.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 NEWS A31 Toll Free (800) 333-1980. PAID ADVERTISEMENT Bonita Springs Doctor Treats Erectile Dysfunction BY TOM YEAGER Mens Health Consultant www.CambridgeMedicalforMen.com 800.333.1980 Rx firstname.lastname@example.org In the midst of the foggy sea and air we are, skull and cross bones run aground, all my dark mateys around me ankle deep in the drink. I wander aways and awash, not even walking really. A dream, almost a ghost, I waft over the waters a drifting, hovering suspended trance of a pirate. I vaguely know I am asleep, groundless, aground in the dreamtime. Then I see: a magnificent swan, huge, flying toward me. The creature is amazingly beautiful. And even in the dreamtime I remember how precious swan is. Swan is creature comfortable and competent in air, on water, on earth. And this bird has been mind fire, setting humans ablaze with stories since beginningless time. Swan myths of shape shifting, fertility, grace and beauty abound, told and retold as new contexts demand new vision. Swan has been there through it all. Yeats re-presents the ancient Greek myth recounting the impregnation of Leda by the god-king Zeus. Zeus puts on the beauty of swan, a white shuddering rush of strange heart that genders the incomparable and problematic beauty of Helen of Troy. Is not all beauty problematic? My dream resounds with that question. My ghostly knees become weaker in the sight of the swan beauty. I cannot bear MUSINGS it: There is ecstasy and agony of contact. Swan wraps powerful wings around me, knocking away air and decorum. And yet even in this flood of overwhelming power, swan lays vulnerable head and neck around my shoulders, letting out one soft and tender sigh. I pet the endless depth of feathers. I am lost in what appears to be a mutual indefensible vulnerability. And then, in the moment of my total lack of guardedness, the blackness of the sky opens, taking on the texture of endless blacker feathers which beat the air into maelstrom. Myriad swans, beyond counting, descend upon me with a pulverizing force. There can be no calling out to the mateys for help. There is no word, no sound, no swan song. Not even time for the foolishness of regret. How is it that I am still here, musing for you? With Yeats I question: Have I put on the knowledge and the power? I remember a Grimms story of another king who married a problematically beautiful daughter of a witch who turned the kings seven sons into swans. The one daughter child was able to sew spell-breaking shirts for her swan brothers. The shirts were made of water star wort. Water star wort is a plant comfortable in many elements, just like the swan. It has leaves of shapes that vary, dependent upon whether that leaf lives submersed, immersed, or floating. The flowers are petal-less, and the fruit is heart shaped. The sister of the bewitched swan brothers finished all the spell-breaking shirts, except the sleeve of one. That shirt was given to the youngest brother, who even now has one arm and one swan wing. Swan song 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.the dimensions that cosmologists proclaim in order to make their equations come out right, in the seven filled with dark matter and dark energy and in the ordinary three in which particles reflect light. Beyond this reflection all beauty is problematic, solutionless, destructive and creative, passing through all elements, becoming mute swan songs and visionless dreams. The great wings are beating still. Swan is at home in all the physical elements. And s w an is also c omfortable in all the stories sung from of old and ever new. After all, swans very name is derived from words meaning to sing. What is perhaps most amazing is the comfort of swan in the mute silence between songs and stories, the swan song that is not merely death and ending. The truest swan song is the infinitely possible, the ever emerging that sings into the passing impermanence, between stories, continually creating space for the flight of the new. It is elemental, yet it participates in all possibility. In this possibility I am dream pirate with one arm and one wing, terminal Scheherazade, dying to new surprising voice risings, magic beyond belief, ravished by winged weaving. I am loved in all 10 of
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The EDCs Project Innovation And other meetings and events on the local business scene. B10 & 11 On with the shows Producer Richard Sullivan stages art festivals with a personal touch. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Open house at Aqua Realtors invited to tour newest luxury waterfront condominiums overlooking Wiggins Pass. B12 A new regional chapter of BioFlorida, the statewide bioscience association, holds its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Embassy Suites in Estero. The Southwest Florida chapter will provide a central communications conduit for networking, recruiting, training and information as well as a link to statewide efforts in the growing bioscience industry. The trade association supports the health, agriculture and energy sectors of biotechnology as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology fields. Keynote speaker at the inaugural meet-ing will be Harry Orf, vice president for scientific operations and professor of chemistry at The Scripps Research InstituteScripps Florida. Life science executives from medical device, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and biotech firms and other industry professionals will also attend; company representatives from Arthrex, NeoGenomics Laboratories and Tigris Pharmaceuticals will make presentations.Southwest Florida is poised to be the next hotspot for growth in Floridas expanding bioscience industry, said Bill Knab, president of Matrix Technology Management and chair of the chapter. He added the chapter will help ensure that the regional life sciences cluster including industry, research, education and service providers grows in line with the rest of the state. The Economic Development Council of Collier County recruited Mr. Knab, a BioFlorida veteran, to build the chapter and serve as chair. The chapter was formed with economic development partners in Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry and Sarasota counties and educational institutions including Edison State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University and Ave Maria University. For more information and to register for the launch of the BioFlorida southwest chapter, call the EDC at 263-8989 or visit www.eNaplesFlorida.com. Southwest chapter of BioFlorida will support growing bioscience industrySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY If youre looking for a taste of bold, if you long for the perfume of hope, or if you want demonstrable evidence of an economic resurgence, heres what you do: You go out to eat at one of the regions sparkling new restaurants. About 15 upscale start-ups have appeared between Naples and Fort Myers just in recent months, sporting such names as MiraMare, Sea Salt (arguably the most elaborate and cosmopolitan of those), McCormick and Schmiks, Capitol Grille and A Table Apart. At first blush, one wonders if sanity has deserted any restaurateur who would embark on a new, high-end adventure at a time like this. Of course the economy concerns me. These are hard times for everyone, says Sal Sinzierri. Owner of the lovely new MiraMare Ristorante overlooking the bay on Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Mr. Sinzierri is unequivocal about his approach. What were trying to do here is give a fine meal at good value, and if we do that, it will bring people here, because were definitely a destination. Thats bold and ambitious, but its the nature of the new restaurateur: Rely on quality, service and location, and people will come, with money to spend. Restaurateurs lay out a couple of hundred thousand or a couple of million dollars to open a new establishment on this bet: People might curtail their vacation travel and forgo the new car or the addition to the house, but theyre still going to eat out the recession be damned, even in a region where 10 percent of workers are unemployed and the list of recently deceased eateries reads like a bad day in the obituary column. For some, that could be all the more reason to enjoy such MiraMare dishes as olipio con fagiolini e patate (octopusLets eat out: Despite the recession, diners still have upscale restaurantsBY ROGER WILLIAMS _______________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.comSEE RESTAURATEURS, B8 & 9 JIM MCLAUGHLIN/FLORIDA WEEKLY MiraMare Executive Chef Giovanni ScamardellaEVAN WILLIAMS/FLORIDA WEEKLYBayfront Bistro at Snook Bight Yacht Club is the latest Fort Myers Beach addition.What were trying to do here is give a fine meal at good value, and if we do that it will bring people here, because were definitely a destination. Sal Sinzierri, owner of MiraMare Ristorante
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 As an aspiring photojournalist fresh out of art school, Richard Sullivan dreamed of touring remote areas of the world, capturing life and nature in the raw as a National Geographic photographer. Unfortunately, that dream never came to be. But dont feel sorry for Mr. Sullivan. National Geographic may not have materialized, but his career has taken him to places and introduced him to people that many are only fortunate enough to see in the pages of magazines. In the early 1980s, MTV came on the scene, bringing songs to life on the small screen. Wanting in on the action, friends of Mr. Sullivans started making music videos. Intrigued by MTVs growing popularity, he joined his friends and soon his eye for photography morphed into a talent for film and television production. For years, Mr. Sullivan hobnobbed with everyone from Steven Tyler of Aerosmith to James Taylor. I not only got to the meet them, I had lunch with them, he says. His work in music videos then opened the door to filming high-end commercials for products including Reebok. He traveled around the globe, from Milan to Brazil, filming famous athletes, and while he enjoyed the smaller crew and the traveling, the endless hotel room stays eventually got to him. Burned out, he fled to his familys house in quiet Naples to restore and renew himself. His intent was for this to be a temporary stop, but as the story goes, he met a girl and soon he was calling Naples home. His plans to stay meant finding something to occupy his time, so he approached The von Liebig Art Center, which had just opened, about raising funds to build a dark room on the premises. His success in that fundraising quest prompted The von Liebig board of directors to seek his assistance with its most famous event, the Naples National Art Festival, a two-day event that attracts high-caliber artists from far and wide. When Mr. Sullivan left nearly seven years later, The von Liebigs event had gone from being rated the 11th to the fifth best festival in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine. The von Liebig was like going to graduate school, Mr. Sullivan says. It helped me spread my wings. Today, Mr. Sullivan produces art festivals throughout Florida and as far north as Nashville, Tenn., through his own business, Boulderbrook Productions, named after the brook he caught frogs in near his Massachusetts childhood home. Committing himself to 12 shows a year, Mr. Sullivan carefully selects communities that have the right demographics, a functional locale, adequate parking, and more importantly, a love of art. To date, hes organized festivals in Marco Island, BUSINESS PROFILE Art festival producer knows how to add a personal touchRichard SullivanBY ALYSIA SHIVERS ____________________news@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTOBoca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Boca Grande, Sanibel and beyond. Each show starts months in advance with the choosing of the artists. He keeps his shows to around 100 artists who exhibit everything from sculpture, woodworking, drawing, mixed media, jewelry, glass work, ceramics and photography. We are mostly a fine art festival with some fine crafts, he says. Mr. Sullivan has another all-important item on his agenda: finding a local notfor-profit that can provide area knowledge, ties to publicity and marketing, and volunteers. I couldnt take 50 people to every show, he explains. This way it becomes a community event. As a show of his gratitude, he gives that organization a sizeable donation. Next month, Boulderbrook Productions makes it mark on Naples with its first-ever Naples Masters Art Festival, coming to the Collection at Vanderbilt the weekend of March 7-8. Its charity partner is the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Since artists follow the snowbirds, Mr. Sullivans busiest time is definitely the winter months, yet he remains committed to holding just 12 shows annually. I have to be there. I cant just organize and go home, he said. Its all about that personal touch. Associates Real Estate Services, Inc.email@example.comWith over 20 years of experience in Commercial Asset Management and Commercial Brokerage, I offer: FULL TIME, FULL SERVICE, REAL EST ATE OPTIONS NO Assistants, No Apprentices, NO EXCUSES! Development & Redevelopment Insurance premium discount Expert witness 1031 Exchange consultation Lower CAM rates 7875 sft. Class A, $1,850,000 Sale/Lease option $9.00 III net Mission Square Retail Lease 3150 sft. Mercantile Warehouse Space $5.50 III net Thomasson Dr. Corner 1.89 acres w/ 8,000 + sft. $450,000 FULLY QUALIFIED ASSET MANAGER!I am currently accepting New Commercial Management Accounts.Limited capacity, DONT MISS OUT!Allen F. Richardson, CPMPresident / Broker
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Moderator of the discussion will be Marsha Murphy; panelists will be Linda Penniman, Jim Rideoutte, Mark Strain and Sharon Kenny. Cost is $22; reservations and payment must be made by Friday, Feb. 6. For more information, visit www.gnlwebsite.org. Gulf C oast Venture Forum will hear presentations from a medical implant company and a video game software developer from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the clubhouse at Tiburon. GCVF promotes the regions new and emerging businesses by bringing together entrepreneurs, educational resources, capital providers and service providers. Monthly meetings take place October through June. New members must qualify as accredited investors as defined by the SEC. For more information, call 2626300 or visit www.gcvf.com. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of C ommerce holds its next Business After Hours networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at CNL Bank in Coconut Point (near Best Buy). Please bring plenty of business cards to exchange. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 BUSINESS B11 NETWORKING Collier County Economic Development Council Project Innovations at the Naples HiltonKurt Lutgert and P. J. Marinelli Ron Glass and Jason Beese Jacqueline Toemmes and Brook Gabrielsen Beth Skotzke, Sharon OLeary and Barbara Sterchi CHARLES HESTER / FLORIDA WEEKLY 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.
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF FEBBRUARY 5-11, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 Insurance concerns lead to new division of Gulfshore Homes Realtors invited to see for themselves at Aqua Aqua, the luxury waterfront condominium that opened earlier this month at Wiggins Pass, has announced a program of open houses for real estate agents. In addition to touring the building and its amenities, agents will have access to models designed by Roz Travis and Robb & Stucky.The open house schedule is as follows:-5 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5, 12 and 19 -11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 -5 p.m. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 At Aqua, weve proven that seeing is believing, says Rod Robinson, vice president and director of sales for The Bentley Sales Group, the marketing arm of Aqua. Those who visit Aqua clearly see its unique lifestyle and value. An intimate community of just 80 residences, Aqua was conceived and created with exceptional standards in construction, amenities, finishings and services. Included among its offerings is a private yacht harbor from which boats up to 55 feet long have the most immediate deepwater Gulf access in Naples. Overlooking the harbor, a resort-style Aerial view of Aqua, the luxury waterfront condominium that opened earlier this month at Wiggins Pass.COURTESY PHOTOSGulfshore Homes has formed a new division intended to help homeowners address issues that impact their ability to obtain affordable insurance and their ability to sell in a tight housing market. Gulfshore Homes Improvement Solutions will work with owners to assess the condition of their home and ascertain whether it meets current building code standards, and then to complete all aspects of construction required to bring the home up to code. The services offered by Gulfshore Homes Improvement Solutions are designed to not only help reduce insurance costs and improve marketability, but also to enhance a homes aesthetic value. Recent events have focused a spotlight on building code related questions. Effective Jan. 1, Citizens Insurance, the state of Floridas solution to providing affordable coverage to its residents, will not renew policies on homes valued at $750,000 to $2 million if the homes are out of compliance with current building codes. Owners who wish to keep their coverage through Citizens must bring their homes up to code before their policy renewal date. In addition, Citizens will not renew coverage on any homes valued over $2 million whether or not they are in compliance with existing codes. Current Citizens customers whose homes SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLuxury condominiums overlook Wiggins Pass SEE INSURANCE, B17 SEE AQUA, B17
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Andrea Lane Fall in love with a stylish new home nestled in a peaceful community of lakes, preserves, walking trail, and fabulous resort amenities. Plus, living in the heart of south Fort Myers puts you close to the areas best attractions and destinations. And with newer pricing, its as easy as a walk in the park. Call today. Developer CloseoutFrom $197,000 Limited TimeSALES & INFORMATION CENTER HOURS:Monday Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.5100 Bell Tower Park Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33912(239) 433-2500 1-800-445-2795 www.BellTowerPark.com 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. Move-in-ready homes up to 2,400 square feet Lakeside clubhouse, pool, spa & oversized deck Fitness center, tennis & childrens play area Enclosed garage Community build-out complete
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 BUSINESS B17 AQUAFrom page B12INSURANCEFrom page B12Downing-Frye exceeds $1 billion in closed sales volume for 2008Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., has announced its closed sales volume was nearly $1.04 billion for 2008, the seventh consecutive year in which sales exceeded $1 billion. The figure reflects well on the Naples and Southwest Florida real estate market, said Mike Hughes, broker and general manager of the firm. He added there are indications that activity is getting stronger. Through the first few weeks of this year, pending sales for Downing-Frye are up 33 percent over the same period last year, Mr. Hughes said. With mortgage rates at historic lows and plenty of inventory available, 2009 is definitely shaping up to be a buyers market in our region. Downing-Frye Realty, a fixture in Southwest Florida real estate since 1961, has offices serving Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs. 4 Bedrooms plus Den 3 Car Garage Custom built 2004 2.38 acres of Meticulously Manicured Lush Landscape Amazing Details Italian Imported Windows Custom Cabinetry Travertine Marble Floors Entry$2,150,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Dacor, Miele and Subzero Appliances Granite Coffered Illuminated Ceilings 3500 sq. ft. Patio with in-ground pool Outdoor Kitchen Gated Entry and much, much more Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Casually Elegant Livingston Woods Estate 2 Bedrooms (split) 2 Bathrooms Second Floor Residence 1350 sq. ft. A.C. Screened Lanai Wide Lake and Fountain View Attached Carport Stainless Appliances Volume Ceilings Watch Colorful Sunsets Lush and Mature Landscaping Walk to Vanderbilt Beach, Shopping and Dining $449,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Beachwalk Gardens Condo in North Naples RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAMiromar Lakes/Bellini ............. from $2200 Vasari/Cassia ....................................$1800 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Bonita Bay ................................ from $1450 Pelican Landing/Southbridge .............$1295 Marsh Landing ..................................$1275Furnished Annuals from $1150 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSDunes/Grand Excelsior .....................$5000 Park Shore Beach/Solamar ................$2500 Kensington/Wellington Place ............$2300 Park Shore/Imperial Club .................$2200 Tiburon/Castillo ...............................$2200 Lemuria ............................................$1950 Remington Reserve ...........................$1800 Pelican Bay/LAmbiance ...................$1800 Park Shore Beach/Esplanade .............$1800 Bayfront/Old Naples ................. from $1600 Stonebridge/Braeburn .......................$1600 Park Shore/Allegro ...........................$1500 The Orchards ...................................$1500 The Strand/Turnberry ......................$1495 Hidden Cove ....................................$1350 Stratford Place/Pinehurst ..................$1300 Lake View Pines ...............................$1200 Tarpon Cove ....................................$1175 Imperial .................................... from $1100 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000Furnished Annuals from $1000 UNFURNISHED HOUSESPark Shore .....................................$12000 Old Naples .......................................$7000 Port Royal ........................................$7000 North Naples/Oaks Blvd ...................$5000 Mediterra/Villalago ...........................$3500 Royal Harbor ............................ from $3500 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 Andalucia .........................................$2100 Delasol .............................................$2000 Lakeside ...........................................$1450 Hughes are valued over $2 million will be left to find new coverage, a difficult proposition at best, especially for those homes that are not in compliance with existing building codes. The situation was complicated further when State Farm Insurance announced it is pulling out of the homeowners insurance market in Florida. Insurance availability, the cost of coverage and a history of water intrusion issues (particularly if they involve mold infestation) have become increasingly important considerations for buyers and sellers in an already tight real estate market. Whether homeowners are seeking to reduce insurance coverage costs, to protect the long-term value of their homes or to better position themselves to sell against new construction, bringing their home up to code compliance, successfully mitigating all water intrusion related issues and having certified documentation of the work completed offer valuable benefits. For more information about Gulfshore Homes Improvement Solutions, call 947-2929. pool is graced with lush palm canopies and two heated spas. Landscaped petfriendly areas are nearby. Aquas indoor luxuries include a fully equipped fitness center and spa with steam and sauna; a sweeping social salon; an indoor/outdoor Sky Lounge; private dining room; theater; business center; and a luxury guest suite available to owners to accommodate friends and relatives. Each residence has two under-building parking spaces; penthouse owners benefit from a private, air-conditioned two-car garage. Air-conditioned storage is provided to each residence. Priced from under $2 million, threeand four-bedroom residences range from 3,500 square feet to 6,000 square feet and feature sunlit living areas, spacious terraces, high ceilings and gourmet kitchens and sunlit back-to-front living areas. For Aqua residents, the highest level of personal service is customary. A fulltime resident manager supervises a staff that includes a concierge, valet, amenities attendant and privacy officer after business hours. Upon request of the concierge, virtually any service can be extended: limousine, valet, auto care, shopping assistance, grocery delivery, pet care, housekeeping, handyman, personal fitness and spa treatment. Also, through special arrangements secured exclusively for Aqua residents, memberships to Colliers Reserve Country Club and LaPlaya Beach and Golf Club are available. Aqua is at 13735 Vanderbilt Drive at Wiggins Pass Road. For more information, visiting the on-site sales center or www.AquaPIYC.com, or call 591-2727. Lola and Al MooreServing your real estate needs in Southwest Florida NAPLES
800.294.2426 www.greyoaks.com Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway, in the heart of NaplesExtraordinarily priced from the $600sTraditions, the Golf Residences at Grey Oaks are quite simply an offering that cannot be matched anywhere else. A perfect Naples locationan exquisite natural environmentsumptuous, private homes and a privileged lifestyle beyond compare. Its simply like nowhere else in the world, and for a limited time, these luxurious coach homes are available at a value you might never experience again. Offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Broker participation encouraged.ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Special Inventory Pricing
See virtual tours at Email: email@example.com 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 3289SF, 4+Den/3.5Ba, granite, stainless kitchen, lg.lanai w/pool Kris Savoie: 239-253-9957 $850,000 Imperial Golf EstatesAuthentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace $999,000 Bonita Bay NEW LISTING OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-42515SF, 3Br./2.5Ba., overlooking lake & 18th fairway. $649,000 Great Gulf views, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba., 2 lanais front & back. $1,299,000 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. $1,749,000 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 boat slips available ..$229,500 ..............$209,500 ..............$199,500 ................$119,999 Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $,1,475,000 REDUCED!
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM Single Family Homes MAJORCA 8540 Majorca LaneFormer model decorated by Agostinos Design Group and on a oversized corner lot. Three bedroom plus den, 3200+ A/C SF. $1,350,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133BELLAGIO 8579 Bellagio DriveMediterranean-style home with innity pool overlooking the lake. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths including a casita for guests. $1,295,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 REDUBELLAGIO 8511 Bellagio DriveFormer model, decorated in classic Mediterranean style. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, oversized lanai with lake views. NOW $1,200,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 REDUCEDMALLARDS POINT 8500 Mallards PointTwo-story 5 bedroom plus loft home. Wide lake views. Pool and spa with waterfall. Cathedral ceilings, marble and bamboo oors. $995,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MULBERRY ROW 7685 Mulberry LaneTurnkey furnished, custom three bedroom plus den with open oor plan, granite counters and oversized pool/spa with waterfall. $949,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 REDUMULBERRY ROW 7630 Mulberry LaneBeautifully decorated Lundstrom home. Heated pool/spa, built-in grill, three bedrooms plus den, three baths and oversize garage. NOW $899,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 REDUCEDSERENA 3198 Serenity Court #201Furnished luxury coach home. Private elevator, 3,000+ SF under air, 3 bedrooms plus den, and 2-car garage. $829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MAHOGANY BEND 3828 Mahogany Bend DriveNew, luxury home with western exposure golf course views, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, and pool/spa. $699,900 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CRANBERRY CROSSING 9100 Cherry Oaks TrailFurnished 3 bedroom home with views of lake, heated pool, security system, tile throughout and granite. $695,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MONTREUX 3745 Montreux Lane #204Stunning lake and golf course views from this impeccable 4 bedroom coach home. Decorated and furnished. $535,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 Condominiums/Villas SERENA 3164 Serena Lane #201Brand new 3 bedroom plus den with long lake views. Granite counters, and stainless appliances. Turnkey furnished. $895,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851VARENNA 9202 Museo Circle #104Outstanding fountain and lake views. Very private. Fully furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner coach home. $695,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MENAGGIO 9274 Menaggio Court #101A luxury coach home on the ground oor overlooking a lake with 3 bedrooms plus den, family room and living room. $695,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176VARENNA 9221 Museo Circle #204The best of everything: granite, stainless appliances and tile. Over 3,000 SF under air, and long lake views. $675,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685VARENNA 9242 Tesoro Lane #201Outstanding residence with private elevator, over 3,000 SF AC, 3 bedrooms plus den, and spacious lanai. Furnished. $650,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685MONTREUX 3715 Montreux Lane #101Fully upgraded corner coach home with stunning golf/lake views. Granite countertops, custom millwork, replace. $599,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176SERENA 3202 Serenity Court #201Turnkey furnished luxury 2nd oor corner residence overlooking the lake. Spacious plan with 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths. $599,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Single Family Homes ESTATES 2626 Bulrush LaneThis 4 bedroom plus den features columns, tray ceilings, marble ooring and stone replace. Custom pool/spillover spa. $3,190,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PALM ISLAND 2343 Alexander Palm DriveGracious home with 180 degrees of breathtaking water and golf views from most rooms. Custom design, 4 bedrooms, den/study. $2,490,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678CAPISTRANO 2810 Capistrano WayTropical lake views from this 3 bedroom plus study, elegant home. Pool/spa with new lanai screening. Furnished. $2,195,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 Condominiums/Villas ESTUARY 1306 Noble Heron WayElegant yet comfortable, open oor plan with 3 bedrooms, a den and 3.5 baths. Offered furnished. $2,000,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ESTUARY 1326 Noble Heron WayAlmost-new 4,000 SF former model with Saturnia marble oors, gas replace, vaulted ceilings, and pool/spa. Furnished. $1,990,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 REDUESTUARY 1369 Noble Heron WayThis 3 bedroom plus study, 3.5 bath villa overlooks lake and fairway. Faux paint, marble ooring. Pool/spa. Furnished. NOW $1,895,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 REDUCEDAVILA 2579 Twinflower LaneLong golf/lake views, three bedroom plus den and loft, A/C garage and pool/spa. A Christies Great Estates Property. $1,595,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678TRADITIONS 2325 Residence Circle #202At close to 4,000 SF, this elegant home features a long lake view, marble and wood oors, and library with cherry doors. $1,550,000 | Jutta Lopez | 571-5339 NEW LISTINGTERRA VERDE 2396 Terra Verde LaneCustom floor plan creates a wonderful and spacious family room/den. Meticulously kept. Picturesque, quiet enclave. $799,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1388 Great Egret Trail Elegant home with ve bedrooms, private 2-story guest cabana with suites, theatre room surrounded by full bar, and library. $5,500,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY Furnished. Marble and wood oors, wine cellar, media room, lanai, replace, and outdoor kitchen. Lake and golf views. $5,895,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS Furnished home with 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, private elevator, 2-car attached garage plus 2-car detached garage. Covered lanai. $5,975,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY Stunning 4 bedroom plus den residence with lake and golf course views. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen, replace, pool/spa. $5,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA This four bedroom plus study home features fine woodwork, stone fireplace, pool, spa, tray and vaulted ceilings. $2,500,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851GREY OAKS ESTATES Recently remodeled with Appalachian-Piazza maple ooring, new carpet and paint. Land golf course views. Furnished. $2,695,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800GREY OAKS Four bedroom estate blends luxury with comfort. Designed for a discerning buyer. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,999,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS ESTATES Custom builders personal home. Southern exposure four bedrooms, four baths, 2 half-baths, Koi pond, sauna, and stone replace. $4,149,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS ESTUARY Exceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances. Lake and golf course views. $2,199,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Stately 2-story three bedroom home. Designer ceiling treatments, faux paint, replace, full game room, den, pool and spa. $2,290,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 NEW LISTING GREY OAKS Charming two-story brick home with lake and golf course views, three bedrooms plus den, 2-sided replace, and full outdoor kitchen. $2,295,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 NEW LISTING GREY OAKS ESTUARY Magnificent master suite, sitting area, large wood floor study and outdoor entertaining. Views over creek. Furnished. $2,400,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 TWIN EAGLES HEDGESTONE Four bedrooms, ve bathrooms plus a den in this furnished home. Enjoy views of lake and golf course. Three-car garage. $1,699,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Gorgeous home features designer ceiling treatments, faux paint, crown moulding. Pool area with built-in spa. $1,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 NEW LISTING TWIN EAGLES This residence features four bedrooms, four baths, limestone oors, wide crown mouldings, summer kitchen, loggia, and replace. $1,999,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS Custom home overlooks 18th hole. Soaring ceilings, marble, cast stone columns, cherry cabinets. Pool/spa. $2,099,000 | Angie White | 821-6722 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SERANO #PH-2106 Penthouse with breathtaking views in 3 directions, three bedrooms, and over 2,500 total SF. Wraparound lanai. $899,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LESINA #2005 Stunning views of McIlvane Bay and the Gulf! Finished by Foxworthys Interiors. Brazilian walnut wood and Turkish marble ooring. $1,199,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LESINA #1806 Home in the sky, 180-degree views of Marco and Ten Thousand Islands from this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Top-rate amenities. $1,250,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685GREY OAKS AVILA Furnished 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with lake and golf course views, faux nished ceilings and walls, and wide crown mouldings. $1,495,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS LANDING Two bedroom plus den, furnished. Imported cabinets, granite counters and more. Innity-edge pool with wide lake view. $749,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176TWIN EAGLES WICKLOW Find your hearts desire in this Covington plan with four bedrooms, den, three baths, pool, spa, 3-car garage. Quality throughout. $825,000 | Teresa Rucker | 281-2376FIDDLERS CREEK CRANBERRY CROSSING Beautifully decorated three bedroom, three bath. Private backyard and lanai with heated pool and spa, overlooking lake. $829,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 NEW LISTING TWIN EAGLES BRAMBLE POINTE This like-new home has three bedrooms plus den and loft, and offers a spacious oor plan for all your family and guests. $529,000 | Susan DeShong | 253-3434HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB AVERSANA #403 Stunning McIlvane Bay, Gulf and golf views! Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished three bedroom with 2,625 SF A/C. $649,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548FIDDLERS CREEK CASCADA #102 Panoramic golf/water views! Three bedroom plus study with coffered ceilings and expanded kitchen. $689,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA #102 Spacious three bedroom plus library/den residence with design upgrades, beautiful cabinetry and ooring. Enjoy the best lake views. $699,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:11-5 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Located adjacent to the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, this luxury lifestyle community offers coach homes, villas and custom homes. It boasts Naples only TPC golf course, Buona Vita Club & Spa and an off-site marina. Priced from the $700s.Please call 643-1414 for more information. FIDDLERSCREEK GREYOAKS FIDDLERSCREEK Single Family Homes GREYOAKS OPEN SUN. 1-4PM 1655 Chinaberry CourtThis estate home has 2 oors with sunsets from the lakeside lanai with an innity-edge pool, and outdoor kitchen. $2,895,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 GOLFING COMMUNITIES premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM KENSINGTON PARK 5202 Kensington High StreetThis villa offers great room with gas replace, formal dining, 3 bedrooms and den. Renovated master bath with marble. $935,000 | Mary Morris | 784-85992925 Lone Pine LaneUpgraded three bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath Rutenberg home. Brick paved pool/spa, preserve views. Wood-burning replace. $639,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921WILLOW BEND 1930 Willowbrook Bend Circle #204A two bedroom condominium with golf course and lake view. Offered furnished. Eastern exposure on the lanai. $399,000 | Otto Becker/Keith Alexander | 261-6161MIDDLEBURG 2140 Alberdeen Lane #101Play Golf? Mint condition 3 bedroom coach home on the 12th tee. Spacious sundrenched lanai. Dream kitchen. $365,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 REDU SHOREHAM VILLAS 1826 Leamington LaneTwo bedroom plus den villa with golf club membership. Double garage, private pool and 10 foot ceilings. No neighbors above. NOW $345,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 REDUCED Single Family Homes VALLEY OAK 241 Silverado DriveGreat opportunity for this 3 bedroom plus den home! Private pool area, outdoor shower and separate pool bath. $499,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 Condominiums/Villas MONTELENA 6135 Montelena Circle #3103Pristine two-story townhome offers 4 bedrooms (2 masters), loft, 3.5 baths and attached two-car garage. $450,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VINTAGE RESERVE 693 Vintage Reserve Circle #16Watch the sunrise from your eastern exposure 40 lanai. Meticulous condition. Three private suites plus den. $420,000 | Kristin Mikler | 370-6292GOLF COTTAGES 16 Golf Cottage DriveCharming 2 bedroom plus den on cul-de-sac and overlooks golf course. Updated ooring, 2-car garage. $350,000WATER OAKS 32 Water Oaks WayTwo-story villa views golf course and meandering stream. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and loft. Immaculate. $349,900 VINEYARDS TERRACINA Custom estate on 1.5 lots. Double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater, billiard room, and wine cellar. $2,699,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809QUAIL CREEK Over 8,000 square feet, all four bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular pool with spa, waterfall and slide. Fantastic sights. $2,950,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809TIBURON ESCADA Three master suites, two guest rooms, each with bath. Gym, home theater, elevator, and golf views. A Christies Great Estates Property. $5,950,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809ESTATES AT BAY COLONY European-style estate with natural Koi pond, 11,000 SF, ve bedrooms, six baths, marble columns, faux nishes and imported granites. $7,595,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494 VINEYARDS TERRACINA Wonderful estate home 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and golf course views from screened lanai with heated pool/spa, 3-car garage. $1,420,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VINEYARDS Beautiful wide water lakefront views, a 1,500 SF covered lanai with heated pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. Southeast exposure. $1,445,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498OLDE CYPRESS DA VINCI ESTATES Fairway views, 4,690 SF under air, six bedrooms, marble/wood oors, pool/spa, summer kitchen, 3-bay garages. Furnished. $2,249,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921TIBURON SERAFINA This 4 bedroom plus den is sited on premium lot and views fairway. Venetian plaster, hardwood oors and private pool/spa. $2,275,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 TIBURON VENTANA #PH-502 Furnished penthouse southwest views of preserve and golf course, three bedrooms, den, wraparound balcony, wood and tile oors. $1,175,000 | Kathryn Tout/Beverley Dale | 261-6161WYNDEMERE LODGINGS On golf course, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family room with replace, freshly painted, and renovated pool. Membership required. $1,175,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK Courtyard home with four bedrooms, four baths. Family room with bookshelves and sliding ladder. Wonderful views over lake. $1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231WYNDEMERE LODGINGS Expansive views of golf course. Five bedrooms, four baths and super-sized family room. Lanai with fountain, pool/spa. Membership required. $1,375,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 OLDE CYPRESS Mediterranean inspired courtyard home features tile/wood ooring, heated pool, and outdoor bar. Golf, tennis and more. $995,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 VINEYARDS HAMMOCK ISLES Tremendous three bedroom plus den, three bath home with upgrades galore. Private heated pool/spa. Marble and tile ooring throughout. $1,100,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB Spacious home with 4 bedrooms, a study, and 3.5 baths. Remodeled master bath, crown mouldings, and brick paver lanai pool area. $1,044,900 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON GARDENS This custom-designed estate home has a wonderful golf course view. Plan ows to pool. Custom kitchen with granite counters. $975,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 OLDE CYPRESS Impeccably-maintained 3 bedroom plus den with pool and golf views. Join for $15,000 non-equity membership with no club minimums. $799,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921VINEYARDS GLEN LAKE ESTATES Pristine home with oversized pavered pool deck and lovely heated pool and spa plus expansive lake views. Architectural details and quality throughout. $845,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2048 Imperial Circle Stunning lakefront home. Completely remodeled. Lake views from most rooms. Vaulted ceilings, chefs custom kitchen. Pool/spa, summer kitchen. $849,000 | Dina L. Moon | 370-1252 NEW LISTING : OPEN SUN. 1-4 OLDE CYPRESS STRADA BELLA Golf course view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Turnkey furnished. $850,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 TIBURON BOLERO #2 Wonderful waterscape and lake view from this three bedroom, two bath residence. Large screened lanai. Private elevator. $650,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420WYNDEMERE PRESERVE Gorgeous lake and golf course views with southeast exposure. Large living room, family room with replace. Membership required. $650,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTA Magnicent golf and lake views. Two bedroom plus den with new tile, electric shutters and generator. Membership required. $695,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB Cheerful four bedroom villa with heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, golf course and lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub. $769,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 TIBURON CASTILLO III #101 Luxurious living awaits with crown moulding, tile oors, tray ceilings, and granite kitchen. Gracious master suite has preserve views. NOW $559,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 REDUCED IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES Tranquil lakefront setting with southern exposure. Fantastic design with 3 bedrooms plus den, volume ceilings and spacious lanai. $599,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 WYNDEMERE OLDECYPRESS KENSINGTON VINEYARDS STONEBRIDGEA Perfect Golf and Tennis Community Membership required Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 will assist you. ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS The perfect Naples life! Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves. Championship golf; only minutes from beaches, shops and dining. Estate homesites from the $900s. Villas from $1,890,000. Estate homes from $3,500,000. Pleasecall 261-3148. STONEBRIDGE SHOREHAM VILLAS Sunset views over the 4th fairway and lake. Peaceful villa with a double garage and 10 foot ceilings. Golf membership included. $485,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041OLDE CYPRESS Beautifully landscaped! Impeccably maintained three bedroom plus den Ruttenberg home. 2,738 SF A/C, and a 3-car garage. $749,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 VINEYARDS VISTA POINTE #1503 Open spaces, high ceilings, southern exposure and expansive golf views. Neutral colors, tiled living area and storm shutters. $559,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111GOLF COTTAGES 26 Golf Cottage DriveGreat views of the golf course. Two-story home offers 2 master bedrooms with 3rd bedroom used as a den. $575,000 OLDE CYPRESS SANTA ROSA Long lake and golf course view from this four bedroom, four full and one half-bath resdience. Tropically landscaped pool area. Tasteful furnishings. $825,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN #101 Stunning fairway, lake and preserve views. Classy three bedroom with 18 tile oors, granite kitchen, and designer furniture. $449,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 MODELSOPENDAILY AMBLEWOOD 125 Amblewood LaneWarm and welcoming villa offers 2 bedrooms plus den. Picturesque view of the 4th green, 2-car garage. $360,000 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GOLF COTTAGES 250 Edgemere Way EastGorgeous lake, golf and wooded views! Plantation shutters, white wood oors and security system. $475,000 OPEN SUN. 1-4 HAMLET 3300 Hamlet Drive #4Southern exposure lake/golf views from this Arthur Rutenberg coach home. Mint condition 2 bedroom plus den. $439,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 OPEN SUN. 1-4
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 FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 5 11 2 3 14 19 20 15 28B 30 31 29 26 27 28 33 24 32 25 18 16 17 9 6 4 21 22 23 8 7 1 10 12 13>$500,0001 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>$700,0002 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East From $700,000 Premier Properties Call 643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 3 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB 435 Dockside Dr $795,000-$1,749,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001>$800,0004 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. 12-5 5 PARK SHORE COLONADE 247 Colonade Circle $825,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler 404-6460 6 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2048 Imperial Circle $849,000 Premier Properties Dina L. Moon 370-1252 NEW LISTING 7 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2205 Imperial Golf Course Blvd $850,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 253-8001 8 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Realtors Margaret Hutchison 239272-7000>$900,0009 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $900,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Models Open Daily>$1,000,00010 BONITA BAY BERMUDA COVE 26203 Isle Way $1,175,000 Premier Properties Connie Lummis 289-3543 11 MARCO ISLAND 658 Bamboo Court $1,190,000 Premier Properties Natalie Kirstein/ ML Meade 784-0491 12 PELICAN BAY PINECREST 806 Tallow Tree Court $1,195,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 NEW LISTING 13 MEDITERRA VILLALAGO 18132 Lagos Way $1,195,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 14 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #406 $1,345,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 15 BONITA BAY ANCHORAGE 27599 Riverbank Drive $1,375,000 Premier Properties Cathy/George Lieberman 777-2441 16 MARCO ISLAND CAPE MARCO COZUMEL 960 Cape Marco Drive #501 $1,599,000 Premier Properties Chris Sullivan 404-5548 17 BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1803 $1,665,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 18 MEDITERRA MILAN 15429 Milan Way $1,750,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/ Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 19 OLD NAPLES CHATHAM PLACE 338 8th Avenue South #5 $1,984,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$2,000,000 20 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace $2,172,060 Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 Sat and Sun. 1-4 21 OLD NAPLES ORCHID PLACE 435 3rd Avenue South $2,295,000 Premier Properties Bob Sulliv an 961-1678Open House are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked22 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>$3,000,00023 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 418 Bayside Avenue $3,299,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 24 ROYAL HARBOR 2645 Tarpon Road $3,366,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 250-4140 25 BONITA BAY BAYWOODS 26301 Woodlyn Drive $3,395,000 Premier Properties Carol Wood 822-3709 26 COQUINA SANDS 500 Yucca Road $3,450,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304 27 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,499,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 28 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,650,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231>$4,000,000 28B PARK SHORE 3939 Crayton Road $4,490,000 Premier Properties Mara & Michael Muller 272-6170 29 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16017 Trebbio Way $4,495,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266>$5,000,000 30 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1388 Great Egret Trail $5,500,000 Premier Properties Anderson L>$6,000,000 31 PORT ROYAL 3400 Gin Lane $6,300,000 Premier Properties Chris Yanson 434-2424 32 MOORINGS 2351 Windward Way $6,495,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$11,000,000 33 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $11,900,000 Premier Properties Mitch Williams 370-8879
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 GOLFING MEDITERRA RAVELLO One-of-a-kind estate! Lake and golf views, 4 bedroom plus den with a 2-level cabana suite, 2-wine cellars, media room, garage parking for 7 cars. $7,500,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 IL CORSINI Custom 2-story 5 bedroom home. Fairway views. Stone ooring, 11-14 ceilings. Summer kitchen, pool/spa. A Christies Great Estates Property. $5,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PADOVA An extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF. Panoramic golf course views of the 15th fairway and is a certied Florida Green Home. $5,250,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PADOVA Elegant and comfortable estate home. Outside kitchen and living room with replace. Lake and preserve view. Furnished. $5,175,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 CORTILE Dynamic furnished model overlooks green. Nearly 5,500 SF under air, interior and exterior replaces, wood ooring. $4,650,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 IL TREBBIO 16017 Trebbio Way Former Landmark model with 70 foot lanai, golf views. Wine room, study, media room and billiard room. Furnished. $4,495,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MARCELLO 29110 Marcello Way Elegant 2-story, 5 bedroom plus den home. Outdoor kitchen, pool and spa overlooking golf. Impeccably decorated. $3,995,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 IL TREBBIO 16041 Trebbio Way This 4 bedroom plus den home features stone ooring, rich millwork, columns, replaces and custom nishes. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,775,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 IL TREBBIO Four bedroom plus den with luxurious attention to detail, open oor plan, and tantalizing outdoor living area. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PADOVA Comfortable elegance in this 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath estate home with volume ceilings and marble ooring. Pool/spa. $3,499,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way Residence with 4 bedrooms plus study. Loggia with summer kitchen and replace. An attached cabana. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VERONA Beautiful 4 bedroom custom-built home overlooks preserve. Family room, den/study, replace. Pool and outdoor replace. $3,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 CELLINI Custom-built home with stone and hardwood ooring, media room, large guest suites, replace, lagoon pool/ spa. Lush landscaping. $2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AMARONE Four bedroom plus den with oversized lanai, replace, chiseled edge stone ooring and granite. Lake to preserve views. $2,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 AMARONE Model home with over 3,800 SF, 4 bedrooms plus a study. Situated on a lake. Outdoor grill area on the lanai. $2,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 AMARONE 29071 Amarone Court Four bedroom plus den with natural light and lake view to preserve. Custom-designed and furnished by an interior designer. $1,975,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 BELLEZZA 14898 Bellezza Lane Immaculate, sun-splashed retreat. Carefully chosen colors and fabrics, appliances and electronics. Furnished. $1,800,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 FELICITA Lakefront furnished home with southern exposure. Floorto-ceiling sliders open to pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. Designer decorated. $1,599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VILLORESI This Mediterranean-style 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa is open to glistening lake and outdoor spaces. Decorator nished. $1,595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi Way Glistening lake views from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa. Golf course views. Columns, cherry ooring and granite counters. $1,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VERONA 16991 Verona Lane Stunning 4 bedroom, den, 4.5 bath home has private and protected preserve views. Private pool, luxurious master suite. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 AMARONE 29011 Amarone Court Brand new custom 4 bedroom plus study home built to take advantage of a long lake view. Contemporary pool. Furnished. $2,750,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 IL TREBBIO Magnicent estate home on a 3/4 acre golf-view lot. Spacious with 4 bedrooms plus den. Reasonable offers will be considered. $2,500,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 PADOVA Gracious 4 bedroom plus den furnished home with 7,015 total SF. Stone detail, marble ooring, pool, spa and replace. $3,795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLALAGO 18061 Lagos Way Beautifully appointed villa home with gated courtyard. Soaring ceilings and open oor plan. Custom cherry cabinetry. $1,325,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VILLORESI Tropical setting with screened pool, summer kitchen and outdoor bar. Three bedrooms, 3 baths and over 2,400 SF of living area. $1,297,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VILLORESI Views beyond open salt water pool/spa. Professional decor, integrated sound system, home generator. A/C garage. Quiet setting. $1,295,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 VILLALAGO Designer decorated 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath villastyle home. Preserve views on 3 sides. Fountain, pool and spillover spa. $1,289,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PORTA VECCHIO I #102 Dramatic lake and golf course views. Elevator and exquisite nishes. Furnished 3 bedroom plus den residence. $799,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MONTEROSSO #201 Five-star view! Golf, lake and fountain view from upstairs corner 3 bedroom, den, 3 bath residence. Neutral color palette. $795,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 Views of glistening lake. Open plan, tile ooring and a vibrant color palette. Spacious master has lake views. $729,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BRENDISI #102 Three bedroom plus den, 3 bath low-rise residence with views of lake and preserve, custom built shutters and crown moulding. $619,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Single Family Homes MARCELLO 29080 Marcello WayCustom-built 4 bedroom plus den with oversized bedrooms and large bathrooms for each guest suite. Lanai with summer kitchen.$2,997,000 | Emily K. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009A first time for everythingNancy Stetson gets up close and personal with director and actors in Theatre Conspiracys My First Time. C8 WEEK at-a-glance The 36th annual Everglades Seafood Festival takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-8, in Everglades City. The festival has something for everyone, from fish chowder, corn on the cob, funnel cakes and gator nuggets to nibble on to arts and crafts to admire and buy, and carnival rides and free concerts to enjoy. True to its long history, the festival brings lots of foot-stompin entertainment to town. Friday is family night, featuring local Christian and gospel musicians. Chris Cagle and Confederate Railroad take the stage Saturday, and newcomer Katie Armiger opens for Joe Diffie on Sunday. Local acts Blackwater, the Ronnie Morgan Band and Casey Weston perform throughout the weekend. Festival admission is free, and limited free parking is available in the immediate festival area. Some businesses as well as the Everglades City Lions Club allow parking at their locations for a small fee, as do local residents. Make sure you park in an approved location. All festival proceeds benefit the Betterment Association of the Everglades Area. For more information and a complete schedule of events and entertainment, call 695-4100 or 253-2882 or visit www. evergladesseafoodfestival.com. Everglades City reels in its 36th annual seafood festival this weekend Worth its saltSea Salt gets more than a pinch of praise for food, service, atmosphere. C27 Blockbuster bluegrass Peg Longstreth reviews Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at the Phil. C3 Young artists in the spotlight The Collection at Vanderbilt showcases student artwork. C16 Armiger CagleMaria Tickets are scarce for both shows, but its worth trying to score one. C4>>Inside:he was one of the most controversial operatic figures of our times. A woman of incredible contrasts: revered/reviled; glorified/pitied; powerful/helpless; explosive/ vulnerable. All these and so much more constituted the persona of the tempestuous prima donna the world knew as Maria Callas. When I was asked to write about Ms. Callas in preparation for next weeks premier performances of a new play about her at the Phil, I shuddered. Not because I felt anything but enormous admiration for the glorious voice this lost creature possessed, but because Maria Callas was precisely that: lost. Shes been dead for more than 32 years, and the intrigue continues. We know she suffered a terrible childhood, and that fans worldwide considered her with equal adulation and revulsion. We know about her utterly pathologic relationship with Aristotle Onassis (and therefore, tangentially, with Jackie Kennedy Onassis). Her sad life was, by all measures, a 20th century tragedy played out on the world stage. I began my assignment with the things I always do: I looked up the literature about this lost woman of such huge talent whose life, nonetheless, foretold that it would end in tragedy. I listened once again to several of her recordings, read old reviews and interviewed Joy Davidson, the fascinating woman who is about to perform the role of yet another fascinating woman on the Naples stage. Ms. Davidson stars in Maria: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas, for two performances in the Daniels Pavilion at the Phil. Approximately 40 books have been written about Ms. Callas; Maria: The Life and Loves isSEE CALLAS C4 BY PEG LONGSTRETHplongstreth@ oridaweekly.com STHE OPERETIC PRIMA DONNA CONTINUES TO INTRIGUE, AN D A NEW ONE-WOMAN PLAY ABOUT HE R P ROMISES TO ENTERTAIN AT THE PHILJoy Davidson performs as the tempestuous prima donna Maria Callas at the Phil next week. CallasTHE LIFE AND LOVES OFCOURTESY PHOTOSFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT firstname.lastname@example.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 A Joint Venture of The Richard E. Jacobs Group and CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES, INC. Valentines Day Preview Night for Men at e Cigar BarAll men who attend will receive happy hour prices on drinks until 9 pm and buy one get one free on CAO Cigars! For more information visit GulfCoastTownCenter.com T K Kbtn B Hbfn My roots, thick as mangrove knees, run deep beneath the black muck of the Okeechobee. I come from settler stock, those rugged pioneers who first came to Florida in covered wagons and stayed to herd cattle and farm sugarcane. Like so many of Americas earliest immigrants, my ancestors were Protestant, bringing their particular brand of pragmatic faith to the far reaches of the new world. Though I have that same Protestant efficiency running through my veins, sometimes I think I would have done better as a Catholic. I love the stiff pageantry of Catholicism, the incense, the robes, and the headgear. What I love best is the Catholic fondness for miracles. I like the idea of a faith where magic is commonplace, where turning wine into blood and wafers into flesh is a weekly occurrence. In todays world, we need as much magic as we can get. Which is perhaps why I continue to have a fondness for kickball, that elementary sport transformed into playtime for adults, where miracles happen every season. Ive endorsed the World Adult Kickball Associations Southwest Florida-based Tarpon league before. For one, its a great way to meet other people in the area, with its weekly co-ed matches and post-game socializing (the sponsoring bar is now Ichabads on U.S. 41, previously of Dwyers fame). But, beyond the practical get-out-there-and-meet-someone benefits, Ive seen kickball work romantic magic on the most stalwart singles. Like my friend, Donovan. The eternal bachelor, Donovan is tall, good looking, and smart, with a great sense of humor and a steady job. In short, everything women want. And the women want Donovan. Ive never seen a man with such lady appeal: When he turns it on full-force, he becomes an unstoppable babe magnet. Like most guys with their choice of women, Donovan rarely settled for just one. He was the consummate player, using his magnetic charm to woo a host of hot ladies. Miracles happen during kickball season SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSUntil kickball. And Courtney. Donovan and Courtney were thrown together during the first game of the first kickball season, as my untested team Dunder Mifflin came up against Courtneys Kickaholics. With Donovan at the helm, we thrashed the competition, but not before Donovan had gotten a good look at the knee-sock-wearing blond playing for the opposition. At the post-game booze fest, Donovan ramped up his charm and spent the night sweet talking Courtney. When he walked her to her car at the end of the evening, my teammates and I gave each other a knowing look. To our surprise, Donovan returned a few minutes later. Whats up? we asked. Youre not going home with her? Donovan shook his head and held up a slip of paper with Courtneys phone number. Not tonight. But we scheduled a date. Donovan on a date? The Dunder Mifflinites stood with our mouths open. Could the magic of kickball morph our buddy into a committed boyfriend? Six months later, this poster boy for perpetual bachelorhood is still serious about Courtney. If youre interested in launching your own in-field romance, you can sign up for the spring season at www. kickball.com/fltarpon. Registration ends Feb. 16. I like the idea of a faith where magic is commonplace, where turning wine into blood and wafers into flesh is a weekly occurrence... Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org ee sock weari ng position. At the onovan ra mp ed t h e ni gh t sweet n h e wa lk e d h er of the evening, v e each other a n ovan returne d W hats u p ? we i ng home with e a d an d h e ld u p rtne y s phone s t oo d with o ur e magic o f kick n to a committed a ter, this po ster e lorhood is still d in launching m ance, you can s eason at www Registration weekl y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o ccurrence ... C ontact Artis >> S end your dating tips, questions, an n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d disasters to: sand y da y s@floridaweekl y .co m m m r. Wh a t I n dn ess fo r a ith wh e r e r e d y n f or spor t r adults, ry season. ne t ic ch arm t o w oo oo oo oo o o o o o o o o oo oo o a hos t of ho t l a dies
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 C3 Four new stars have risen in the local arts community, taking their place among a group of people and organizations honored by the United Arts Council for their leadership. From 35 nominations, the UAC has chosen gallery owner and music critic Peg Longstreth, watercolorist and former Naples Art Association president Bette Young, and musicians and educators Toby Blumenthal Phillips and the late Bert Phillips as its 2009 Stars in the Arts. Ms. Longstreth, the owner of Longstreth Goldberg Art on Taylor Road, was trained as a classical musician and now writes about musical performances throughout the area for Naples Florida Weekly. She is also the author of the recently published A Bear Called Charlie: A Memoir. Ms. Longstreth is chair of the Collier County Gallery Forum and a founding member of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association.Mrs. Young worked tirelessly for six years to raise funds for and plan the building of The von Liebig Art Center, home of the Naples Art Association. Since the center opened 10 years ago, she has remained active in the association and in several other area arts organizations.Mrs. Phillips and her late husband founded Classic Chamber Concerts, Naples premier chamber music series, which is now in its 14th season. Before Mr. Phillips recent passing, he was a tireless partner with his wife in efforts to strengthen the arts community in Collier County. Passionate about music education, the Phillips have a long history of volunteering to entertain and teach young musicians in public schools. They also founded an international music camp in New York. Past Stars in the Arts recipients are: the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Classic Chamber Concerts, the Naples Art Association, the Art League of Marco Island, The Naples Players, Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus, Dolph von Arx, Clyde Butcher, Olga Hirshhorn, Andrea Clark Brown, Delores and John Sorey, Charlie Horn, Paul Arsenault, Bill Meek, Jonathan Green, Mary Margaret Gruszka, Joel Banow, Dr. Ron Bowman, Betsy and Al Harris, Jim Rideoutte, Kathy Spalding, Dr. Ron Doiron, Ted Tobye, Elaine Vreenegoor and Kylen Moran. The UAC will salute its newest Stars in the Arts during a luncheon Friday, Feb. 20, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. For information about tickets and reservations, call the UAC at 263-8242. United Arts Council names four as Stars in the Arts 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&CrunchFeaturingfreshfruitandorganicgranolaLongstreth Young Phillips
based on the latest, The Autobiography of Maria Callas: A Novel, (Birch Brook Press), written retired psychoanalyst Dr. Alma Bond. I must confess, I was more than slightly curious to see how the ghost of Ms. Callas would fare at the hands of an analyst. I was also interested in the authors choice of Birch Brook Press for her publisher. A small press specializing in poetry and esoteric subject matter, Birch Book Press is a company of meticulous craftsmen who practice the lost art of hand-set type on arches paper. I thought this choice of publishing house to be at once most unexpected and telling about the author. So I ordered a copy, awaited its arrival and then stretched out to read what I already knew would be a very out-of-the-ordinary book. Two hours later, I (who normally can speed read a book in about that length of time) had completed just 20 pages. It was a long weekend, and when I had finally finished the autobiography, I had learned nothing new about the diva. Yet I found the authors nearly obsessive approach almost as fascinating as her subject matter. If we are to believe the stories, we know Ms. Callas was born to a mother who, for all intents and purposes, did not want her. Instead, she wanted a son, one to replace the son she had lost. She already had a daughter, one who was named Jackie. Once Marias mother quite by accident discovered the enormity of the talent that lay within the voice of her child, she wanted to control every nanosecond of the girls life. Make her perfect. Humiliate her for any perceived imperfections. How could such a conflicted child grow up to be anything other than exactly who she was to become? Doomed. Childless, but wanting a child. Alone, but wanting the normalcy of a relationship. A beautiful figure but, like other enormously successful women, struggling to almost unbelievable lengths to control her weight. And when her voice, like that of an angel, began to fail when Mr. Onassis dismissed her by stabbing her in the heart with, What are you? Nothing. All you have is a whistle in your throat which no longer functions, what would we expect Ms. Callas to say? Every morning I wake up in despair that I am still alive, she wrote. Every day that passes I thank God there is one less day to live. Maria: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas, the play adapted from Ms. Bonds novel, was initially conceptualized as a five-person play. It was Ms. Davidson, herself a former opera star, who felt strongly that it should be modified and transformed into a onewoman show. Therein lies the next fascinating thing that occurred: To undertake such a task, Ms. Davidson found Bill Taylor, founder and producing artistic director of the Fort Myers-based Theatre Conspiracy, through an Internet search. After reading the initial script, Mr. Taylor agreed to take on the project. He worked tirelessly with Ms. Davidson to convert the overfull manuscript into something manageable, albeit draining. He also serves as director and set designer for the production at the Phil. Ms. Davidson made her operatic debut in 1965 with the Greater Miami Opera. And though she has performed some 45 roles throughout Europe and this country, including with The Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, La Scala, Teatro Reggio, New York City Opera and San Francisco Opera, to name but a few; though she regularly serves as a judge and adjudicator for national competitions; though she returned to the theater in 1999, when she appeared as Ms. Callas in Master Class, this gripping solo performance no doubt will count as among the most challenging performances of her lifetime. Maria Callas was only 53 when she died. Deliberately, symbolically, Maria: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas lasts 53 minutes. Be forewarned that tickets are all but sold out for both of next weeks performances in the Daniels Pavilion at the Phil. Even so, I recommend that you should, by all means, at least attempt to obtain one. CALLASFrom page 1www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 >>What: Maria: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas, starring Joy Davidson >>When: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 11-12 >>Where: In the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. >>Tickets: $39 >>Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org If you go An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after Ive left the opera house. Maria Callas In the Know. In the Now. 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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com THE MUSIC GOURMET If you thought last years blockbuster bluegrass event at the Phil starring the Cherryholmes Family Band was something special (and it most assuredly was), you should have been part of the crowd trying to reach their seats to watch Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder blow the roof off the normally sedate performance hall last week. The crowd was so big, the Phil even added temporary seats to accommodate several more people. The pity was, Skaggs et al were only here for a single performance. I truly believe every person there would have purchased tickets for a second performance the next evening. I certainly would have. Hes just that good. Lest you consider yourself too refined and cultured to participate in such a plebian art form, let me remind you of something: Bluegrass music, with all its variants, is Americas gift to the rest of the musical world. And what an amazing gift it has been. Im just old enough and from an essentially rural community in Indiana to remember the fiddlers and mandolin players who brought magic to our town with their instruments, many of which were handcarved. Ever try to play a mandolin carved from a gourd? Ever try to play a mandolin of any type, period? Youll gain enormous respect for the skill involved if you do. So here they were, Ricky Skaggs and his band of seven: a sizzling fiddle player, an awesome banjo man, three guitars and acoustic guitars, one played by a man who frequently partnered with Skaggs, singing second with a great tenor voice. The bottom notes of these arrangements were more than ably performed on a double bass. One of the most amazing things about watching Skaggs (and there are many) is trying to figure out how he roars over the strings of his Gibson mandolin like a freight train at full bore, with fingers you swear are too wide to play this particular instrument. Fortunately, no one ever told Skaggs that, so he magically keeps up an absolutely torrid pace, fingers little more than a blur, playing an instrument he literally dwarfs. For fans of this very special art form, there were sections devoted to the music of the best of the early stars: Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs. The audience practically swooned in ecstasy as first one, then another of the oh-so-familiar melodies of the mid1940s were born again on stage. There were other favorites too: Scruggs tear-jerker Mothers Only Asleep, The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn, Sally Jo, Highway 40 Blues and the primo Bluegrass Breakdown. Magic. Pure magic. Returning briefly to acknowledge the crowds insistent chanting for more, Scruggs tossed out a tidbit of news which everyone in the audience clearly hoped the Phil managed to secure: the possibility of Scruggs and his family performing a Christmas special here next year. You could practically feel the ticket sales about to erupt at the possibility. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns LongstrethGoldberg Art Gallery in Naples. The crowd goes wild for Ricky Scaggs and bluegrass at the Phil PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.comCOURTESY PHOTO Ricky Scaggs
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Heidi Chronicles The Naples Players presents The Heidi Chronicles at the Sugden Community Theatre through Feb. 28. This 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; 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Moon Over the Brewery The Naples Players presents the comedy Moon Over the Brewery through Feb. 7 live on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets are $30 (adults); $10 (students); 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.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 Sunday, March 29; 278-4422 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 that tells the story of the wild and often wacky world of Hollywood as silent pictures are coming to an end; 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. My First Time Theatre Conspiracy presents My First Time Feb. 5-28 at 2711 Park Windsor Dr. #302, Fort Myers. When a Web site was created in 1998 that allowed people to anonymously share stories about their first times, more han 40,000 stories poured in from around the globe. The stories and all of the unique characters in them are brought to life by four actors in the acclaimed 90-minute play; 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org. Ernestine Anderson The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes Ernestine Anderson Feb. 6 and 7. The four-time Grammy nominee is known for her sultry, seductive voice and Friday, Feb. 6 Thursday, Feb. 5 Saturday, Feb. 7 Monday, Feb. 9 Tuesday, Feb. 10 Brass Fest The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts will host the American Brass Festival at Temple Shalom at 8 p.m. This lively chamber event will present a variety of great American music. Highlights include: Joe Greens spirited percussion piece Xylophonia, from 1925, known for its delightful xylophone parts and Dave Brubecks groundbreaking Blue Rondo a la Turk, which mixes jazz, classical form and Turkish rhythms; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Open House The Art League of Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, will have a Campus Open House & Annual Members Exhibition Reception/Annual Members Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. Students and faculty members will display and sell their art, and several instructors will provide artist demonstrations; 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org. Art Walk Eleven historic River District art galleries and venues hold Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers from 6-10 p.m. Along with the art galleries, restaurants and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Bluegrass Frontline Bluegrass will play at the Bayshore Coffee Co. at 7 p.m., opening for The Laws (John and Michelle) singer/songwriters from Nashville. There is a $5 cover charge. Bayshore Coffee Co. is at 3570 Bayshore Dr., Naples; 775-5676. Varsity Singers The Varsity Singers of Indiana Universitys Singing Hoosiers perform at 7:30 p.m. 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. 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. Art Lunch The Naples Art Association has Lunch With the Arts at The von Liebig Art Center. In celebration of Black History Month, the NAA presents African-inspired artist and designer Winnie Chafa-Govha. The center is at 585 Park St.; 262-6517 or naplesart.org. Pajama Game The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents The Pajama Game, in which a feisty employee representative finds her match in the pajama shop superintendent. When the two get together, they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions; (800) 440-7469, 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com. Art in the Park The Naples Art Association hosts Art in the Park on Park Street, alongside The von Liebig Art Center. Naples oldest outdoor art festival in 2008-09 celebrates its 52nd anniversary season of showcasing artwork by Naples Art Association members the first Saturday of the month from November through April. The free, juried shows feature a variety of media, including paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. Refreshments are available. The center is at 585 Park St.; 262-6517 or naplesart.org. Artists by the Sea Artists by the Sea, an alliance of five Collier County women artists, hold its first exhibition and tea party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the pavilion at Delnor Wiggins State Park; 537-7133. Family Fun The Naples Art Association hosts Nuts About The von Liebig, a family fun day, from noon to 4 p.m. The center is at 585 Park Street; 262-6517 or naplesart.org. St. Olaf Choir St. Olaf Choirs 14-city tour includes two concerts in Naples, set for 2 and 7 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Conductor Anton Armstrongs program explores the legacy of the historic choir. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased online at www.stolaftickets.com or at the door. Shrek Showing As part of the Movies in the Park series, Shrek will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs. For early birds, cartoons will start at 6:30 p.m.; 949-6262 or 992-2943. This weeks symphony SEMINOLE GULF RAILWAY Dinner Mystery Trains EXCURSION TRAIN 5 COURSE DINNERS & MURDER MYSTERY SHOWS5 Nights a Week Wed. to SundayYou deserve a break!Enjoy a truly different night outA humorous Show And a superb serving of the finest Meal prepared on Train Take the Family on an excursion Ride.The Kids have probably never been on a moving Train?Refreshments available Starting in FebruaryReservations: 239-275-8487Visit www.semgulf.com 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES(239) 643-1559 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 pankys Speakeasy has been an independently-owned family restaurant since 1984. We have a cozy atmosphere with reasonable prices. Come for lunch or dinner, and also check out our great soup and salad bar. Screened patio. Outside smoking areas available. Great lounge open late, a place where the locals love to meet. Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m. Lounge open late. New Years EveRegular Menu and Specials including Surf & Turf Reservations for parties of 6 or more charming stage presence. From poignant ballads to sassy swing music to hardedged blues, this jazz legend does it all; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Haydn Happening David Dash, a new member of the Naples musical scene who spent the last four years as a member of The Presidents Own United States Marine Band, joins the Naples Orchestra and Chorus Feb. 7 and 8 in a program honoring the anniversary of the birth of Franz Joseph Haydn. Robert Dale Herrema conducts the Naples Orchestra and Chorus. The free concerts take place at Golden Gate High School at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and at a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 8; 455-1912. Movie Salute The Southwest Florida Symphony presents Salute to the Movies Feb. 6 and 7 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The show is conducted by Michael Hall; 418-1500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Brubeck Brothers Awardwinning 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. The quartet includes Brubecks brother and drummer, Dan Brubeck; pianist Chuck Lamb; and guitarist Mike DeMicco; 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com. Schubert The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Death and the Maiden Sunday, Feb. 8. Schuberts dark and mysterious work depicts Death pursuing a Maiden. Also featured will be one of Beethovens brilliant Opus 9 String Trios for violin, viola and cello and The Bullet Quintet by George Onslow; 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; 418-1500 or e-mail email@example.com. Pops No. 2 The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Pops No. 2 Cirque de la Symphonie Tuesday, Feb. 10-Sunday, Feb. 15. The magic of cirque comes to the concert hall in this show that marries performance art with music by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Jazz Concert The Southwest Florida Symphony presents A Jazzy Journey at Faith Presbyterian Church at 4544 Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral Monday, Feb. 9; 418-1500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Ongoing events WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music from 6-9 p.m. and visit the shops and galleries around Third Street South in Naples. Chefs Market The Bayfront Chefs Market is held the third Wednesday of the month from 4-8 p.m. featuring an organic fresh fruit and vegetable market and chef presentations. Theres live music from 5-9 p.m.; 200-3477. Art Exhibit -The Art Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University is hosting an exhibition of works by Leo and Krista Johnson in the FGCU Library Gallery through March 6; 590-7199 or email@example.com. 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 SanCap Road. Art Exhibit The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery features Lilian GarciaRoig: Nature of Being There through Feb. 21. The gallery is on the Lee County Campus of Edison State College; 489-9313. Upcoming events 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. Visions The exhibit Visions, featuring paintings by Linda Chambers, Alice Jacobs, Carole Peterson and Karen Stone, opens with a reception from 5:308:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Art Modern Gallery, 751 12th Avenue South. The show hangs through Feb. 28; 263-1137. Auditions Auditions for the comedy The Sugar Bean Sisters will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South; 434-7340, ext. 10. Etc. There will be a performance of Etc. at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Tobye Studio, Naples Players, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. Tickets are $10; 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Alone Together Florida Repertory Theatre presents Alone Together, a witty comedy about a nest that wont stay empty, Feb. 13-March 8; 332-4488 or FloridaRep.org. Miss Tammy Grimes The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Broadway legend Tammy Grimes Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14. She has won rave reviews and avid fans for her cabaret show, which makes its Southwest Florida debut here. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Book Signing There will be a book signing from 2-4 pm. Saturday, Feb. 14, for Monty, Cat of Ave Maria by Patricia Sette, at By Way of the Family, 5080 Annunciation Circle, Ave Maria; 348-1437. Goldas Balcony The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts features Goldas Balcony, with four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Sunday, Feb. 15. The longest-running onewoman play in Broadway history, Goldas Balcony tells the remarkable story of the Milwaukee school teacher who became the fourth prime minister of Israel in 1969; 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Third on Canvas The Naples Art Association hosts Third on Canvas on Third Street South on Tuesday, Feb. 17, through Thursday, Feb. 26; 262-6517 or naplesart.org. Oleta Adams The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Oleta Adams Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 17-18. The daughter of a minister, this multiple Grammy-nominated contralto seamlessly blends gospel, jazz and pop in a powerful, spiritually uplifting style that is all hers; 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Ballet The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts welcomes Miami City Ballet: Program I, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 17-18. In the tradition of George Balanchine, who portrayed Don Quixote in the mid-1960s, MCB Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella plays the title role in this acclaimed version of Marius Petipas spirited masterpiece; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Art Exhibit An collection of artist prodigy Alexandra Nechitas paintings, lithographs and sculptures will be available for acquisition at the Road Show Gallery in Naples beginning Feb. 22. Teen People called Ms. Nechita One of 20 Teens Who Will Change the World. Road Show Gallery is at 370 12th Avenue South; (866) 398-8390. KidzAct KidzAct classes continue through the winter at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South; 434-7340 or www.naplesplayers.org. Furniture as Art American furniture artist Wendell Castle will present Furniture as Art at the Daniels Pavilion, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Castle will discuss the exhibition Living with Studio Furniture, featuring art from the collection of Robert and Carolyn Springborn, on display at the Naples Museum of Art through Sunday, June 28. Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members; 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Doubt The Gulfshore Playhouse presents Doubt by John Patrick Shanle, Feb. 18-March 1 at the Norris Center in Naples. Set in a parochial school in the Bronx in 1964, Doubt is a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priests behavior, less about scandal and more about the fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. Gulfshore Playhouse is partnering with Caf Lurcat to offer theater patrons a three-course meal and a glass of wine at the Naples eatery for $20.95 per guest. Reservations are requested with seating from 5-6:15 p.m. Play tickets start at $30; (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Oleta Adams Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 17-18.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Call 992-2411 for information NAPLES FORT MYERS GREYHOUND TRACK Racing Schedule Sun:Thurs:Fri:Sat:Royal Flushes Now Pay$5,000Open 7 days a week 12pm -12am ARTS COMMENTARY Life is full of firsts: first kiss, first boyfriend or girlfriend, first job, first car, first time away from home. As the adage goes, theres a first time for everything. Some firsts are memorable; some we wish we could forget. Everyone remembers the first time they had sex. It might have been sweet and romantic, or awkward and clumsy. Maybe you felt loved. Or violated. Or confused. Or disappointed. When www.firsttime.com appeared online, more than 40,000 people from all over the world wrote in to share about the first time they had sex. Ken Davenport took some of those stories and turned them into an off-Broadway play called My First Time. The show is still running in New York, and this month, Theatre Conspiracy is putting on a production in Fort Myers. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Bill Taylor, the show stars Miguel Cintron, Michael Dunsworth, Rachael Endrizzi and Madison Mitchell. It covers the gamut of emotions and experiences, says Taylor. The typical awkward experience, the unwanted experience, the mistake It covers a broad spectrum. Its fast-paced and not told one actor/one first at a time, Taylor adds. Its very funny, but also at the same time, poignant. In keeping with the spirit of the show, he and two of the four actors agreed to talk about their first times. Here are their stories, in their own words:Bills first timeIt was at a girlfriends house, late at night, in the living room. It was not very memorable, in a sexual way. I do remember just the excitement of having done it, and its over. You did it! Theres the relief; you have the peer thing that goes on when youre younger. They talk about what theyve done. They may be making it up, who knows? Theres that pressure from the peers. Well, its not pressure from them as much as the pressure that you put on yourself, in order to stay up with your friends around you. I must have been around 16. I dont remember if her parents were asleep or out We both enjoyed the experience, but at the same time, we were kids. We were in love with each other. No disappointment, it was a shared emotional experience. In reflection, looking back now, I think, oh, I couldve done that better. I dont think I told my friends. I dont remember it becoming something to brag about. I dont think Ive ever really been that type of person.Michaels first timeI was almost 17 years old and had invited a friend, a girlfriend, to a cast party for one of the shows I was in. I believe it was a production of Loot by Joe Orton. Her name was Bridgette. I had borrowed my moms Ford Taurus station wagon. After the party, I drove Bridgette back home. In North Carolina, where I grew up, they had subdivisions with long, extended driveways back to where the houses are. So we pulled into her driveway, which was a quarter mile from the house, and scooted the seat back, adjusted the tilt on the steering wheel and proceeded to get somewhat frisky. I guess at some point I acquired cold feet, and had a problem performing. (There had been a lot of drinking involved at the cast party.) I had her climb on top of me, and it lasted for about a minute and a half. And that was it. We both sat in the front seat and looked at each other and I said, OK, I guess I should take you up to the house now. Needless to say, come Monday morning, it had gotten around that I was not the longest of finishers I was a sophomore in high school, she must have been a senior. I love older women! Im a huge fan of them! That was pretty much my sexual experience It was kind of traumatic. It was probably 2 years before I had sex again I was away at school. The second time around was definitely much better. Im leery when anyone tells me their first time was great, amazing, mind-scrambling, mind-blowing performance that compared to John Holmes. You might as well be trying to sell me a bridge, because Im not buying it. I was born at night, but not last night.Rachaels first timeI was in ninth grade, and Id been going out with this guy, Joe, for quite a while. It was probably six months or so, which seems like forever in high school. He was 17. I guess I felt pressured by him for a while, and finally gave in And I got dumped two days later.I stayed away from sex for about two years or so then. I dated other guys, but didnt do anything more until after the end of 11th grade.The funny thing was, we ended up being friends again in my junior year of high school, and he started dating one of my very good friends. And I was just scared for her, because I knew she was a virgin and she had very strong feelings about waiting for marriage. He really liked her. He waited quite a while for her, for a year. He had changed a lot. They got married. I was at the wedding. I think he did apologize. I cant remember I regretted it for a while. Now I dont regret it, Im over it now. At the time, I really didnt want to, to begin with. It was like I was doing him a favor. It was so stupid. I couldnt believe I did that. The first time is not as important as the next time. Like with everything, you get better with practice, which is a fun way to look at it. Its not the end-all and be-all here. NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org My First Time: Careful, or youll end up in a play If you go>>What: My First Time >>Where: Theatre Conspiracy, 2711 Park Windsor Drive #302, Fort Myers (behind Sasses restaurant)>>When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-28; 2 p.m. Feb. 21 >>Cost: $22 ($10 for students with ID) >>Info: call 936-3239
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Floridians have much to be proud of when it comes to its teachers. The national Quality Counts report, issued annually by Education Week, has ranked Florida 10th in the nation for the quality of its education system. Of particular interest is the states ranking in the area of teacher quality. Our teachers are considered to be amongst the best in the nation, ranking fourth in comparison to all other states. Certainly, the quality of Collier County teachers has contributed to Floridas success. Our teachers constantly strive to offer their students the best education possible by seeking higher degrees, National Board Certification and professional development. They are creative, insightful and always working to provide that light-bulb moment for their students. The Education Foundation of Collier County seeks to provide district teachers with recognition, resources and professional development with the knowledge that by supporting quality teachers, we ultimately benefit the students.The community-based Golden Apple Teacher Recognition program provides the community an opportunity to say thank you and opens the door to leadership and professional development opportunities via the Academy of Teachers. Each year, 40 Teachers of Distinction participate in the academys yearlong program that includes conducting research, sharing best practices and developing business community partnerships. Academy members conduct research within their classrooms, seeking ways to improve instruction and student performance. This research allows these dedicated educators to implement innovative strategies within their classrooms and to help each other, and colleagues at their schools, learn and grow professionally. Suncoast for Kids Foundation through the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union and the Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation underwrite this opportunity for teachers. The Connect with a Classroom minigrant program gives our teachers resources and funds to provide unique learning experiences for their students. By bringing their creative ideas to reality through conducting hands-on projects with their students, teachers and students alike benefit. From constructing a school garden in order to teach multiple concepts across all subject areas, to learning about the world through the eyes of Flat Stanley, Collier County teachers are always devising ways to dissolve the walls of the classroom and provide meaningful learning experiences that engage students.Because many projects are of a manageable size and ready for implementation, community members can immediately impact students by viewing mini-grant requests at www.connectwithaclassroom. org and funding a project.The Teacher Leadership for School Improvement Program has provided Immokalee teachers with tuition assistance and an opportunity to earn a masters degree or specialist desgination from University of Florida, applying what they have learned in the context of their current teaching assignments. TLSI, in partnership with The Education Foundation, Collier County Public Schools and the Lastinger Center for Learning at the University of Florida, is designed to develop and retain a cadre of teachers committed to the students of Immokalee. The nature of the program supports collaborative work between teachers and across schools in order to support quality instruction.In 2008, TLSI graduated seven teachers with specialist degrees and 13 with masters degrees. Six teachers are now in the process of completing degree requirements. The success of this initial group has brought the opportunity for a new group of Immokalee teachers to participate; 21 teachers will graduate from TLSI in 2011. For more information about these programs and to help support quality teaching in Collier County, and in Florida, through the programs of The Education Foundation, visit www.educationforcollier.org, or call 643-4755. To view Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population, visit www.edweek.org. Nicole Flesvig is vice president of educator programs at The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990 the foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to enhance learning for Collier County children and their teachers by engaging community support. Students at Lely Elementary School are excited about their Connect with a Classroom project COURTESY PHOTO Supporting Collier County teachers has local and statewide benefitsBY NICOLE FLESVIG _______________Special to Florida Weekly PUZZLE ANSWERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 ALL SPECIALS ARE Dine in only AND Not valid with any other offers. Valentinesweekend celebration Add the Worlds Smallest Sundae for only .99Specials are good all 3 days!Homemade Soup of the day Iceburg lettuce wedge with bacon, tomato & cucumbers with choice of dressing1st Course 2nd Course $11.99 $12.99 w/seasoned rice $10.99Choice of Main Course SAT 2/14 Sun 2/15 Wines at price FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES CROSSWORD Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Someone who gave you a lot of grief might ask for a chance for the two of you to make a fresh start. You need to weigh the sincerity of the request carefully before giving your answer. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Too much fantasizing about an upcoming decision could affect your judgment. Better to make your choices based on what you know now rather than on what you might learn later. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some unsettling facts about a past situation could come to light. And while youd love to deal with it immediately, its best to get more information to support your case. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A straightforward approach to a baffling situation is best. Dont allow yourself to be drawn into an already messy mass of tangles and lies. Deal with it and move on. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Dont be discouraged or deterred by a colleagues negative opinion about your ideas. It could actually prove to be helpful when you finally get around to finalizing your plan. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Ignore that sudden attack of modesty, and step up to claim the credit youve so rightly earned. Remember: A lot of people are proud of you and want to share in your achievement. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A financial deal that seems to be just DESTINYS CHILD SUDOKU By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: right for you Leos and Leonas could be grounded more in gossamer than substance. Get an experts advice to help you check it out. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Dont ignore that suddenly cool or even rude attitude from someone close to you. Asking for an explanation could reveal a misunderstanding you were completely unaware of. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Unless you have sound knowledge, and not just an opinion, its best not to step into a family dispute involving a legal matter, regardless of whom you support. Leave that to the lawyers. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An awkward situation presents the usually socially savvy Scorpian with a problem. But a courteous and considerate approach soon helps clear the air and ease communication. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A calmer, lesstense atmosphere prevails through much of the week, allowing you to restore your energy levels before tackling a new challenge coming up by weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your approach to helping with a friend or family members problem could boomerang unless you take time to explain your method and how and why it (usually!) works. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of seeing the best in people and helping them live up to their potential.(c) 2009 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 C11 Its All About the Food & Drink Come Check Out The Look Out LoungeWeve Got Your Game ~ 20 Flat Screen TVsMLB NFL NHL NBA NCAA PGA NASCAR Also Visit on Sanibel Island! Happy Hour Every Day 3 6PMYour NFL and College Headquarters COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK The Back to the Future Trilogy One of the biggest blockbusters of the mids is being re-released this week. Michael J. Fox plays Marty McFly, a high-school student who uses Doc Browns (Christopher Lloyd) time-traveling DeLorean to travel back and forth in time from the 1980s to the 1880s to 2015. If you dont already have the trilogy in your collection, this is as good a time as any to buy, since the discs are being sold individually at a reduced price. Dont expect any new special features or anything. Its just a bare-bones repackaging of each of the three films.DOG OF THE WEEK W. Regardless of your political bent, Oliver Stones biopic of George W. Bush is a ponderous mish-mash of a film. The alleged comedic bits play like a stale SNL skit thats gone on for too long, and any attempts at gravitas fall flat or are unintentionally funny. That said there are good performances by Elizabeth Banks (as Laura Bush), James Cromwell (as Bush Sr.) and Richard Dreyfus (as Dick Cheney), but they get lost in the constant jumping backand-forth between vignettes of Bushs past and the lead-up the invasion of Iraq. Also, W. doesnt have the same depth of character as Mr. Stones other presidential biopic, Nixon, which was an incredible piece of cinema and a balanced, sympathetic insight into one of the most controversial and despised presidents in history. Maybe if Mr. Stone had spent more time getting the script in shape, W. might have been a better film.I think one of the reasons W. fails is because Stone rushed production so he could release it before the November 2008 elec-Christopher Lloyd stars as Doc Brown in Back to the Future.tion. Problem was, he shouldve released it in November of 2004 if hed wanted to make an impact. I mean, didnt anyone tell him that Bush wasnt running? Seriously, what was the point of this ridiculous pop-psychology exercise of a film? The plot in a nutshell: W. has Daddy Issues. Mr. Stone shouldve called this turkey W.: An Oedipus Wreck.KIDS AND FAMILY Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers Wallace and Gromit: A Close ShaveThe first three Wallace and Gromit films are being re-released this week (for less than 10 bucks apiece), and I couldnt be happier, as I am a huge fan. Wallace is a likable yet hapless inventor whose creations always seem to go awry. Gromit is his devoted beagle companion who thankfully has the intelligence and resourcefulness to get his master out of whatever jam hes gotten himself into. These short films are hilarious, good clean fun for audiences of all ages. I highly recommend them. Enjoy Lunch at the Tavern Naples Best Value for Waterfront Dining.Valentines Day Special: Prime Rib & Cold Water Lobster Tail w/ Free Dessert $29.95 Sunday: HOSPITALITY NIGHT 1/2 price PIZZA 8-10 pmNightly Specials:Monday 40 Wings $5.00 Nachos $3.00 Margaritas Tuesday 3 Course Italian Night $14.99 $10.00 off any bottle of wine $5.00 house wine glass ThursdayHalf price pizzas $5.00 Any Frozen Drink FridayFish Fry $12.95 $5.00 Jager BombsSaturday12oz Prime Rib Dinner $14.95 $5.00 Bloody MarysWednesday Crab Night $5.00 Long Island Ice TeaHappy Hour M-F 4-7 pm $2 Drafts & $4 WellsEvery Lady receives a complimentary ower! Stoneys Steakhouse is reminiscent of the Old West feel of a classic Chicago steakhouse.All entrees include salad and choice of potato Tableside Carved Prime Rib Tableside amb desserts available 489 Bayfont | 239.530.2225 | www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples (next to Roys)Great Happy Hour Open 7 Days a week Prices, menu items and hours are subject to change. SERVING NIGHTLY 5:00 11:00 RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED PRIVATE CORPORATE DINING 28-50 PEOPLE OUTDOOR CATERING ATBAYFRONT PLAZA 200-400 PEOPLEAll entrees include salad and choice of potato Tableside Carved Prime Rib Tableside flamb DESSERTS availableBAYFRONT 403 BAYFRONT PLACE NAPLES, FL 34102 239.435.9353WWW.STONEYSTEAKHOUSE.COM Stoneys Steakhouse is reminiscent of the Old West feel of a classic Chicago steakhouse STONEYSSTEAKHOUSE S Dry Aged Prime Beef Fresh Florida Red Snapper Live Maine Lobster Tableside Carved Prime Rib Beef Wellington Tournedos ala Gorgonzola Tournedos Au Poivre Bananas Foster Tableside Shelly ShannonMon., Tues. 6-9pmWendy & CompanyWed. 6-9pmRobert WilliamsonThurs. 7-11pm Fri., Sat. 7-11:30pm Sun. 7-11pm13 Plasmas 130 Big Screen TV
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COURTESY PHOTO Tempera still life by first grader Abby Lundquist, Tommie Barfield Elementary SchoolC16 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Student artwork in the spotlight at the Collection at VanderbiltRising young stars on the Collier County art scene share the spotlight in a student exhibit this weekend at the Collection at Vanderbilt. Drawings, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and photographs by budding artists in grades K through 12 have been selected by the students teachers for the show. The works are on display in suites 124 and 126, near Pei Wei Asian Diner. The art show is in conjunction with the Neapolitan Family and Preschool Expo taking place at the Collection from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Presented by Neapolitan Family magazine, the expo will feature dozens of vendors including preschools, summer camps, dance and martial arts studios, private schools and pediatricians with information about their programs and services. Cookies, coffee and juice will be served at the student art show throughout the day. The exhibit will also be open from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 and Feb. 9-13, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. The Collection at Vanderbilt is at the northwest corner of Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. For more information, call 596-2807 or visit www.collectionatvanderbilt.com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY New Year New Work New Artists Jan. 1-31A Special February Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Florida Regional Artists including: Exhibition: Feb. 1 Reception: Feb. 19 5 pm 430 Bayfront Place Naples FL 34102 239. 262. 7329EROS ARROWSSUE BOYDSTON BARBARA BENTON WENDELL H. BROWN A.J. CATALANO MARY CRAWFORD JOAN OSBORN-DUNKLE CAROLYN HARTMANN GENE JOHANSON SHIRLEY KELLEY DOT LINGREN JO-ANN LIZIO KIM MARHOEFEROsborn.Lizio Contemporary GalleryANDI MCCARTER GARETH ROCKLIFFE KITRICK SHORT SALLY WARD WANTED!!! FREEWatch BatteryINSTALLED WITH THIS AD 1 Coupon per day thru 04/30/09Unwanted Jewelry, Broken Gold, Dental Gold, Diamonds, Watches, Etc.Neils Jewelry & ExchangeTrade in Make or Buy Something New & Save 15% 239-592-6009GOLD FOR FAST EXTRA CASH Call 992-2411 for information NAPLES FORT MYERS GREYHOUND TRACK Tuesdays evenings in February The Perfecta Music & Pasta $7.95 Featuring the BREEZIN Duo and the sounds of the 50s, 60s & 70s Friday Twilight Racing Specials $2 Hot Dogs, Soda, Pizza & Draft Beers starting at 4pm Saturday Evenings Prime Rib Buffet Dinner for Two $39.95 Includes one glass of wine per person Racing ScheduleMatinees: Wed, Sat & Sun 12:15 Twilight: Mon, Tues,Thur & Fri 4:55 Evening: Wed, Sat 6:45 Come watch and wager on horse races from the leading tracks across the United States11:30 am dailyCOURTESY PHOTO Photograph by Addie Schlossberg, Barron Collier High School F r e e e d d d rink f o o o r t h h e l a a d d ie s s Karaoke Tuesday 9pm Happy Hour: $10 Every Wednesday is Price Pizza 5p-10pLive Music 7 nights a week www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 | 1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a
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As the players perform their fast-paced, unscripted games, the audience can sit back and enjoy the hilarity or get involved by offering suggestions Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5; Saturday, March 7; and Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. Tickets are $15. Larraine presents A Tribute to Patsy Cline at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7 and 13-14. Tickets are $18. Naples own writer/dramatist Janina Birtola brings her original one-woman show, The Black Queen, a portrayal of Catherine de Medici, the Italian commoner who became one of the strongest Queens of France, to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. Tickets are $12. Kennedys Kitchen brings Irish tear-up-the-floor, break-your-heart songs, jokes, stories and dance to the center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6. Rowdy and toe-tapping, sweet and sentimental, Kennedys Kitchen has grown over the past 10 years from its beginnings during weekly sessions at Lulas Caf in South Bend, Ind. Tickets are $30. Manhattan Lyric Opera presents The Merry Widow at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. The Franz Lahar operetta peeks into a Paris filled with waltzes, folk tales, sentimentality and naughty fun. Tickets are $30. The second annual Naples Festival of Magic, starring John Calvert and produced by Eddy Lester, magically appears at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Tickets are $15 and $20. Lilli Marlene: A Musical Play about Friendship and Survival is the gripping story of three friends who met at the Vienna Academy of Music between the wars. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20-21. Tickets are $18. Comedian Bobby Hunt, aka Circus Boy, skillfully combines good-natured wit with things like fire-eating and juggling for a delightful performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for ages 15-18. Another night of bluegrass wraps up The Norris Center season when The Special Consensus performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The four-person acoustic bluegrass band initiated the Traditional American Music program in schools across the country and has appeared on cable television and National Public Radio shows since 1984. Tickets to their show at the Norris Center are $15.The Norris Center is at 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. For more information, call 213-3049. Its show time at the Norris CenterFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT email@example.comCircus Boy
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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Amy Post and Susan Millstone 2. Barbara and Ronald Balser 3. Marvin and Helaine Lender 4. Stan and Evy Lipp 5. Michael, Phyllis and Jordan Seaman 6. Jeff and Tracey Jubelirer, Myra and Mort Friedman 7. Shereen and David Willens 8. Phyllis Seaman, Henry Winkler and Rosalee BogoSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned. JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYOne Night Only with Henry Winkler at The Ritz12 3 7 5Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.4 8 6
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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Virginia Bonness and Patrice Bonnes Coty 2. Dorothy Roe and Isobel Hitchcock 3. Diane Elliott and Henry Halle 4. Ann Stickford and Marianne Larimer 5. Tom Kleinknecht and John Shuey 6. Keith Newman, Doug Finlay and Linda PennimanSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned. CHARLES HESTER / FLORIDA WEEKLYPedaling for Pathways Bicycle Brunch12 3 5Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.4 6 1177 Third Street South, Naples, FL 34102 239.435.1166 For reservations SERVED FAMILY STYLE 10 3 PM (lunch menu also available) 28.95, Children 12 and under 8.95 494 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 www.damico.com Now Serving Lunch Daily 11:30 3PM Early Dining Special 2 courses, a glass of wine and our famous warm cinnamon mini donuts 25.95, Daily 5PM 6:30 PMLate Night Happy Hour 50% off Bar food menu, nightly 9 PM till close239.213.3357 for reservations
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summations of recently reviewed restaurants: 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 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. Bha! Bha! A Persian Bistro, 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 594-5557 The promise of whats to come quickly reveals itself as customers walk in the door and the scents of saffron, cinnamon, ginger and garlic waft over them. Chef/ proprietor Michael Mir has created a bastion of fine hospitality and creative cuisine, with many recipes passed on by his Iranian mother. Feast on delicacies such as haleem bademjune, a creamy concoction of eggplant, lentils, garlic and sour cream; plum lamb; spicy seafood gilani; and squash jewel cake with apricots, prunes and mango sauce. Theres belly dancing on Thursdays, which added another authentic note to this exotic, sensuous meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Escargot 41, 4339 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 793-5000 Naples is blessed with several excellent French restaurants, but Escargot 41 is one of the best. Never mind that its tucked into the corner of the non-descript Park Shore Shopping Center. Step inside and its as if youve traveled to a well-to-do Parisian bistro. Chef Patrick Fevrier is a master of French cuisine, while his wife, Jackie, is a gracious hostess. Choose from several escargot dishes (I liked Peters Fricassee 41). The salmon cured in sea salt, coated in coffee and smoked, is superb. The lobster bisque was classic and rich. Yellowtail snapper in lemon butter and caper sauce was a nightly special worthy of the designation. No cloyingly sweet duck here. Fevriers version is rubbed in garlic salt, roasted until the skin is just lightly crisp and the flesh still moist, then finished with a savory plum port wine sauce. For dessert, an ethereal raspberry souffl was worth every calorie. Beer and wine served. (The wine list is exceptional even for a much larger establishment.) Food: Service: Atmosphere: IM Tapas, 965 Fourth Ave. North, Naples; 403-8272 Theres nothing puny about the small plates that emerge from the kitchen at IM Tapas. Each looks like a work of art and possesses big, fresh flavors that reveal the passionate dedication to this classic Spanish cuisine of its creators, chefs Isabel Polo Pozo and Mary Shipman. A polished staff and stylish dining room add to the warmth and conviviality of meal at this little off-the-beaten-path gem. Highlights from a recent meal included fresh anchovies in garlic, chorizo in cider, wild bonito with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate foam, duck breast with figs and port wine reduction, bacalaostuffed peppers and a plate of stellar artisanal cheeses. While not situated on one of the citys popular dining areas, it could easily hold its own among them, its easy to get to and theres plenty of parking. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Sharks Cavern, 13040 Livingston Road, Naples; 643-1113 This promising newcomer along Pine Ridge Road delivers well-executed food and gracious service. Chef Steve Jenkins possesses a true flair for sauces, which is a trait many graduates of the Culinary Institute of America share. Pan-seared scallops on coconut sticky rice cakes with chipotle pineapple sauce were exceptional. A nightly special of Thai style chicken soup with coconut milk was expertly seasoned, smooth and silky. The prime rib was undercooked but otherwise all right, but the grouper tower and its colorful presentation was the standout of the evening. Desserts, served in pilsner glasses, include a tart Key lime pie and vanilla panna cotta with pineapple salsa. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Trulucks, 698 Fourth Ave. South, Naples; 530-3131It may be a crab house, but Trulucks has the look and feel of an upscale supper club, with service to match. The restaurant brings in stone crabs this time of year with its own fleet from Isle of Capri and so usually has a good supply. The tuna tartare tower looks like a seafood version of a trifle, with layers of tuna, crab, tomato, avocado and pineapple drizzled with a citrus soy reduction. This appetizer is worth the trip alone. Miso-glazed barramundi was a white, flaky and mild fish, enhanced by crab fried rice and a generous topping of julienned vegetables. The Nigerian shrimp were enormous, as billed, but not as flavorful or tender as the gulf variety. Plan to share one of the massive desserts. The white cake with almond-studded cream cheese icing served with crme anglaise and raspberry puree made for a satisfying finish. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Yellowtail snapper, a nightly special, shines in a simple but elegant lemon butter and caper sauce. o n. l o y sweet here Fe v Hi g h l f resh wild po m fi g s a th wi F t ail sna pp er, tl y sp ehi nes i mu t t r r e. 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If you go >>Hours: Lunch is served 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. Dinner is served 5:30-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sunday. >>Reservations: Highly recommended>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: appetizers, $8-$16; entrees, $29-$42 >>Beverages: Full bar and exceptional wine list >>Seating: Inside in main dining room or side caf, at the bar, on the large covered terrace>>Specialties of the house: Roasted butternut squash soup, red and gold beet salad, tuna carpaccio with quails egg, curry coconut black mussels, roasted kurobuta pork rack with wild mushroom dried apricot ragu, Loch Duart salmon marinated in limoncello >>Parking: On the street >>Web site: www.seasaltnaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Sea Salt 1186 Third Street South, Naples 434-7258Just like olive oil, cheese and chocolate before them, sea salts have become the darlings of the culinary literati. They bear entrancing names fleur de sel, sel gris, Durango, Peruvian pink come in a rainbow of colors and flavors and have captivated chefs and consumers alike. Its a doubly apt name, then, for the hot new restaurant on Third Street South, which is also close enough to the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy a breeze laden with a touch of sea salt from time to time. Sea Salt is the creation of chef/owner Fabrizio Aielli and his wife, Ingrid. The Venetian-born chef comes to us by way of Washington, D.C., where he catered to well-known politicians, journalists and other celebrities. Ted Koppel and CNNs Wolf Blitzer were regulars at his acclaimed Teatro Goldoni. According to Forbes Traveler, so popular was it with lawmakers that the dining room was equipped with a bell to summon lunching senators back to the Capitol for important votes. Now thats customer service. Chef Aielli has transported his formidable culinary skills along with exceptional service and fashioned a Neapolitan style hotspot thats at once casual yet sophisticated, a place where you can show up in beachwear and dine like a king. Oh, and you can drink like royalty, too, choosing from an encyclopedic wine list featuring fine options from around the world in virtually all price ranges. Considering that Gourmet magazine has already previewed Sea Salt, it shouldnt be surprising that the word is out and business is booming. Nary a sign of tough economic times was visible during my recent visit. The house was full, complete with busy bar and well-populated terrace, despite the slightly chilly weather. We sat in an alcove off the main dining room and enjoyed an excellent view of the main room and the bar. The dining room faces a wide open kitchen, providing a lively spectacle as the staff performs its culinary ballet. The area in which we sat had about eight tables, with opaque glass framing two sides, making it look and feel as if it was a separate room without detracting from the restaurants free-flowing layout. No expense has been spared in the design and furnishings, so its not surprising that Chef Aielli takes the same approach to cooking. At Sea Salt, seemingly ordinary ingredients possess larger-than-life flavors, in much the same way that paint springs to life on a canvas when applied by a gifted artist. While we paged through the wine list, server attendants delivered water, bread, olive oil and a trio of sea salts, which one of our servers explained held black lava salt and red rock salt, both from Hawaii, and a lovely pastel Bolivian rose. We dropped a bit of each into the olive oil to sample them. Owing to the minerals they contain from various locales, each had a unique taste. Dinner can start any number of ways here. Theres a selection of carpaccio (tuna, salmon or kona kampachi) and three varieties of oysters on the half shell, plus meats, cheeses and olives that can be mixed and matched. Then there are the traditional sorts of starters that Chef Aielli makes extraordinary. Instead of the typical garlic and wine broth, black mussels come with a fragrant red curry sauce balanced by tomatoes, lime and green peppers, accompanied by Thai basil aioli bruschetta. A salad of sweet red and gold beets, mache and pecan-crusted goat cheese achieves a perfect piquant balance when dressed with pomegranate vinaigrette. Sea Salt offers Loch Duarte salmon, a Scottish product thats farm-raised in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way. While I normally avoid farmed salmon because of its insipid flavor, I am also well NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Roasted Loch Duart salmon sits atop a green lentil mustard sauce, turnips and cipollini onions with a poached pear garnish. diningCALENDAR Thursday, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Asian Noodle Sampler cooking class with Shelly Connors concocting 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; 514-4663. Friday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Local Florida Seafood class led by Chef Kristina San Filippo with information and recipes about ocean wild and ecologically farmraised seafood; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-8, Everglades City: Annual Everglades Seafood Festival with food, music, entertainment, arts and crafts, Everglades City; (239) 695-4100 or online at www.evergladesseafoodfestival.com. Saturday, Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Argentinean wine dinner with Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar presenting wines paired with a five-course tasting dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $95, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Monday, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Taste of Hawaii class with Chef Kristina San Filippo preparing traditional dishes from the Hawaiian islands; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 3902222. Feb. 10, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: A Sumptuous Valentines Day meal, with Annie DePiero creating an elegant but easy menu including timbales of salmon and crab on cucumber coulis, vegetable medley, veal with green peppercorns and Berkeley Court crepes; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt; 514-4663. Thursday, Feb. 12, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Romantic Dinner for Two with Chef Kristina San Filippo demonstrating how to prepare a decadent meal; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Friday, Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m., Design Within Reach: Meet the Artists of the third annual Coconut Point Art Show, with food presented by Slow Food Southwest Florida and proceeds to benefit Slow Food, Interfaith Caregivers of Estero and Our Mothers Home of Fort Myers/San Carlos Park; $50, Coconut Point, Estero; 948-9154. Feb. 13, Friday, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Couples Night Out, with Shelly Connors preparing a romantic meal (singles invited, too) that includes Tuscan rib eye steak with rosemary gremolata butter, spinach gorgonzola souffl and Asiago potato gratin; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt; 514-4663. Friday, Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine dinner with Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar presenting wined paired with a five-course tasting dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $95, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 3902222. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Ooh La La! Flavors of France, with Annie De Piero preparing a Sunday lunch including pumpkin and tomato soup, filet of beef with Roquefort and chestnuts, lentils and shallots; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt; 514-4663.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. Sea Salts a rare treasure in an ocean of culinary options karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE t 6 -8 E ver g l f oo d an aware that wild salmon populations are being decimated by consumer demand. Loch Duarte manages to raise salmon that possess the vivid color and rich flavor of their wild brethren. This particular fillet had been marinated in limoncello then served atop a green lentil mustard sauce with cipollini onions and turnips. It was finished off with a garnish of shaved poached pear that added a subtle sweetness to this well-prepared fish. A nightly special featured a bit of land and sea: Nova Scotia wild halibut and veal osso buco ravioli. The fish was tender and moist, accompanied by cherry tomatoes, arugula, red onions and black olives. While the fish itself possessed excellent flavor, the vegetable medleys bright flavors and textures made the dish so much more than the sum of its parts. The ravioli were outstanding, too, with tender pasta pillows stuffed with savory veal, napped with a silky porcini black truffle sauce so good I (briefly) considered licking the plate. Desserts are all mini-sized and priced. A three-bite almond linzer torte and a scoop of smooth, rich pistachio gelato topped with a dollop of tomato marmalade were perfect endings to the meal, priced at $3.50 and $2.95 respectively. From a sushi-style menu of Norman Love chocolates, we felt compelled to try the Sea Salt signature truffle: dark chocolate with vanilla caramel lightly dusted with sea salt. All were perfect and just big enough to satisfy. Sea Salts service measured up to the food. Servers work in pairs so theres always someone nearby to assist. There are numerous attendants ably assisting the servers. Wed no sooner ordered our wine an excellent Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch chardonnay than a server delivered the appropriate glasses. The wine itself, perfectly chilled, arrived in short order. When customers request freshly ground pepper, servers deliver it via a 3-foot-tall pepper mill. Courses were perfectly timed, allowing for a little relaxation in between. Its clear the staff works hard to ensure customers feel pampered. Theres no predicting how long the current demand for gourmet sea salts will last, but I feel certain Sea Salt will not be a passing fancy. mt o sess d rich b r e thr e n. had been cellothenservedatop in b etween. Its c le ar t he s ta ff w o rk s hard t o e n s ur e customersfeelpampere d m akers that u ippe d nc hh e t iat a ted, h ow up likki v arieties sh e ll an d m a m a nd a poac h Sea Salt's desserts are small but satisfying. Pictured here are an almond linzer torte, pistachio and tomato marmalade gelato and truffles by Norman Love.