ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 & 9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C24 & 25 VINO C26 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 19 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009'Goldas BalconyTovah Feldshuh as the Israeli prime minister is just what the script calls for. C1 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERHistory, art feel the pinch The tough economy affects museums everywhere. B1 A traveling collection of more than 100 pieces of art created by John Lennon arrives in Naples this week. Remember Love: Celebrating Johns Message of Peace, Hope & Love will be on display at 1290 Third Street South for three days beginning Friday, Feb. 14. Comprised mostly of limited-edition serigraphs, lithographs, copper etchings and aqua tints of Mr. Lennons drawings, the collection is one of the annual exhibits that Mr. Lennons widow, Yoko Ono, in conjunction with Legacy Fine Arts & Productions, has taken around the country for the past 15 years. New releases in Remember Love include Give Peace a Chance, Consult the Stars and Turn Left & Make Peace. Ms. Ono signs the limited-edition prints of her late husbands works, for which prices range from $200 to $18,000. Mr. Lennon attended the Liverpool Art Institute for three years before the Beatles became a full-time occupation, and he continued to draw throughout his life. At the time of his death in 1980, he had saved several hundred drawings that he considered important. Legacy Fine Arts & Productions describes his work, done mostly in pen, pencil and Japanese sumi ink, as whimsical yet poetic a commentary on his everyday life, his wife Yoko and their son. Imagine all the art by John Lennon here this weekendBY CINDY PIERCEcpierce@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY OF LEGACY FINE ART & PRODUCTIONSUnited We Stand, John Lennon Naples Winter Wine Festival raises $5 million for kids, about a third of last year's festFESTIVALMILFINEWINE$5 BY BILL CORNWELLnews@ oridaweekly.com Above, Dave Copham, a trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, celebrates a winning bid at the auction last Saturday.PHOTO COURTESY NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVALScott Fitzgerald got it wrong. The very rich, it seems, arent that different from you and me. When times are tough, even those possessing extraordinary wealth spend less, although lets be honest and admit that spending less is something of a relative term. Exhibit A in this regard is last weekends ninth annual Naples Winter Wine Festival, which, according to the events Web site, is ranked among the top 10 arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans. The highlight of the festival was Saturdays auction, which splayed across the verdant, sun-dappled lawns of The RitzCarlton Golf Resort in Naples. Guests, who paid $20,000 a couple to be a part of the three-day event, placed bids on anF.SEE WINE FEST, A8 &9 Top chefs in town host culinary stars. A8&9 >>inside: If you go>>What: Remember Love: Celebrating John Lennons Message of Peace, Hope & Love >>Where: 1290 Third Street South >>When: Noon-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 >>Cost: $2 donation to bene t the Harry Chapin Food Bank >>Info: 261-2645The Pet Lovers BallAnd more great events for spotting people having fun. See who you know. C24 & 25 Good news from the GardenNaples Botanical Garden to open new areas next fall; award recognizes green efforts. A16 & 17
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 ACelebrationofLife: JazzandJewelry JEWELRY GALLERY Y Y OU 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 Oops. Every so often you make a mistake. While thats not news to most people, in journalism were supposed to be perfect we arent in the business of making mistakes. In journalism school (I got there when I was about 40) they drill it into you: accuracy, accuracy, accuracy. Check everything, and then check it again. Every spelling, every fact, every outward appearance. When a mistake happens in a newsroom, there is often great anguish and despair: tearing of hair, gnashing of teeth, wailing, that kind of thing. Depending on the error, sometimes the journalists really mean their remorse, and sometimes theyre just practicing, in case they have to really mean it on another occasion.At a daily newspaper mistakes are especially embarrassing, because each error springs from the reporters failure to be accurate, followed by the section editors failure to recognize inaccuracy, and the copy editors inability to spot the mistake, and often the failure of the managing editors who read the paper before it becomes print. So when a source says Im Dr. Ray Jones, a competent pro shifts into the fact gear and it has to be a quick shift, adroitly done if youre in the middle of a conversation in which Jones is explaining something that requires both spot-on note taking and actual thinking.Lets say Jones is describing molecular biology. At some point in the conversation, you have to ask Jones what kind of a doctor he is. If he isnt a medical doctor, then you wont be referring to him as a doctor, at least given the most common style in print journalism. And how do you spell Ray, who holds a doctorate in biology? I mean, how often are you going to ask somebody how he spells his name after hes just told you his name is Ray? Meanwhile, you have to gain some understanding of what Ray is saying. You have to keep your mind on the ball, not just your eyes. I happen to know a guy named Ray. Ive known him for more than a decade, and I dont think hes ever said more than a few hundred words to me. But whenever he decided to speak about something, he always spoke the truth, as far as I could tell. The truth: thats a thing difficult to pin down sometimes. The truth requires both accuracy and the eccentric calculus that leads to understanding. If truth were mathematics, it would go like this: 1 plus 1 equals 100. Ive had occasion in years past to quote Ray in stories, or to gain insight into a larger subject by talking with him, and some time ago I was about to do it again. You should talk to Ray, a fellow told me. When I was walking away, he called after me. Roger? He spells his name R-a-i. Just so you know. It was a thoughtful thing to do, and it occurred to me that the last time I spelled Rais name in print probably almost a decade ago I didnt spell Rais name in print. Im almost certain I spelled somebody elses name. Rays. And of course Rai Raimond is his real name never said anything, which reveals that eccentric calculus again, whose facts lead to something far greater than the sum. The truth is, Rai is big enough and secure enough not to have to waste extra words complaining when some knucklehead misspells his name. There are many kinds of errors, of course. The ones you really dont want to make are either prejudicial or willful. You do that, and you need to be out of the business. Honest journalists dont make that kind or error. But when you do make a mistake in print, you have to be big enough to correct it, and even to apologize. And you have to hope that people will accept a truth not evident in the immediate story: Youre trying your best to report the facts of the matter, and even on occasion to get to the heart of it to tell the truth. Last week, in a story about the wonderful band teacher and classical music champion at The Village School, Jack Berry, I made a couple of the most clumsy spelling errors big fat clunkers. A stranger, somebody paying attention who wasnt even involved in the story, wrote me the kind of generous, gentle correction that makes you realize just how much grace there is in the world, or at least in her and her world. Many people and I have no right to criticize them, given the nature of my errors resort to stinging reprimands or insults when they encounter such errors. But not her. She even tried to suggest it was a computers fault, or an editors fault, neither of which is the case. Heres what she said.Dear Mr. Williams, I enjoyed reading your article about Jack Berry its always great to read a story about someone who discovers and follows his lifes passion. However, Id like to point out two spelling errors in the article that escaped the editors: 1) site reading should be sight reading I guess in this era of computers the original spelling of sight can be forgotten! 2) a chocolate Sunday should be sundae. Obviously, neither of these errors marred my enjoyment of the article, but I always think publications should be made aware of errors in grammar and spelling so that they can be more cautious before printing. Thanks for your time, and thanks for your interesting articles. Nancy Menaldi-ScanlanThe facts of the matter is, Im damned sorry I misspelled Rais name long ago, and crippled the spellings of a couple of other decent English words more recently, in print. I apologize. And the truth? Im glad to know of my mistakes, especially from people like Ms. Menaldi-Scanlan. Its the only way forward.Editors note: Mr. Williams editor and copy editor apologize, too. We appreciate the spirit of Ms. Menaldi-Scanlans note and wonder if she is available for proofreading. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.orgThe fact of the matter is we all learn from our mistakes
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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 The rise of self-defeating industrial policyWashington cant decide whether to save or to smother the American auto industry. A few months ago, GM and Chrysler got a federal lifeline in the form of $17.4 billion in loans, on grounds that their health is essential to the economy. Now comes news that the Obama administration is acting quickly to approve a waiver for California to impose costly new restrictions on carbon-dioxide emissions from cars. In a move meant to combat global warming, California wants to mandate a 30 percent reduction in tailpipe emissions by 2016 and a fuelefficiency standard of 49 mpg by 2020. As many as 13 states will follow Californias lead, creating a regulatory patchwork with automakers forced in practice to meet the higher standard. Even California admits that the new strictures will add $1,000 to the cost of vehicles by 2016. The automakers estimate it will add $3,000. So, GM and Chrysler will struggle to shed labor and legacy costs, just to see new regulatory costs imposed on them by the very political authorities that are putting taxpayer dollars at risk to save them. Its the rise of selfdefeating industrial policy. The auto-emissions standards already imposed on automakers the so-called CAFE standards have heaped billions of dollars of losses on Detroit. As Holman Jenkins of The Wall Street Journal notes, the American industry takes a hit on the cheaper, lighter cars it manufactures at its high-cost unionized plants to comply with CAFE. It makes such cars profitably overseas and could import them back here to the U.S. to meet CAFE standards if Congress didnt forbid it from doing so in a naked pander to the United Auto Workers. When Detroit came to Washington in extremis last year, the rational reaction would have been to lift burdens on it. Instead, the fashionable rap on Detroit was that it had created its own mess by making SUVs on the foolish assumption that gas prices would stay at $1.50 a gallon forever. This critique was premised on the foolish assumption that gas prices would stay at $4 a gallon forever. If a normal sense of self-preservation were at work, Detroit would howl at another step toward bludgeoning it out of its most profitable line of work. But now its relationship with Washington is as important as its business model. Its executives have to drive to Capitol Hill in hybrid cars to do their begging and pretend that GMs plug-in Volt prospectively priced at an outlandish $40,000 per vehicle is the car of the future.In response to Californias new rules, an Obama official told the Detroit News that additional tools to support the auto industry will be considered. What Washington giveth it taketh away and giveth yet again. This contradictory policy is driven by worry over the far-off threat of global warming, the killer abstraction that hangs over all of Mr. Obamas economic policy. At the same time everyone is aflutter with the need to stimulate the economy. As government intervention proliferates, we are about to see industrial policy run by people who dont like industry very much. Detroit wanted a bailout, and it will get it good and hard. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYObama and the stimulusIts still the early days of the Obama presidency, but Yogi Berras line about Yankee Stadiums creeping shadows applies equally well to the White House It gets late early out there. On the two-week anniversary of President Barack Obamas inauguration, the White House had hoped to make headlines by naming Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire to the post of commerce secretary. Instead, news of the Gregg appointment was buried by two more of the presidents high-profile nominees Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer bowing out due to tax problems. Meanwhile, in the U.S. Senate, Republicans beat back a measure to add $25 billion in infrastructure spending to the so-called stimulus bill, which Senate Democratic leaders conceded on Tuesday they did not have the votes to pass as it then stood. This would be the same stimulus bill that passed the House of Representatives without a single Republican vote, despite Mr. Obamas highly visible outreach efforts to the House GOP. With a House bill rich in targets for critics, the distractions of botched appointments and presidential overtures to bipartisanship that have yet to bear tangible fruits, it looked this week as if Mr. Obama risked losing control of the narrative surrounding a piece of legislation of singular importance to his presidency. Mr. Obama ceded some of this control voluntarily and from the start when he at least gave the appearance of leaving House Democrats to craft a bill of their own, based on broad campaign themes, before he took office. Publicly, the president has focused on stressing the bills urgency and on achieving bipartisan support. But he has done little to enunciate and push for specific steps to stimulate the economy in the short term, or act as an effective salesman for those specific parts of the existing bill that he believes would do so.Perhaps, as some have suggested, Mr. Obama resisted showing his hand so as to give himself room to triangulate between the more liberal House and more conservative Senate. If that was his strategy, the need to rethink it grew clearer as the week wore on. With most public-opinion polls suggesting that at least a plurality of Americans still supported the stimulus bill, reports from congressional offices had calls against the bill greatly outweighing those for it. In other words, the bills critics had become more passionate than its supporters. A president builds passion for a piece of legislation by giving the people something thats in it for them, and by letting those people know exactly what that something is. Those against the stimulus bill seemed to have a better handle on whats in it than those who are for it. Mr. Obama still has a lot of political capital. In order to save the legislation upon which the success or failure of his presidency may rest whether in the Senate or in the reconciliation process that follows he may now have to spend some of that capital. With a presidential address on the economy scheduled for this coming Monday, he might consider putting himself out on a limb to demand specific actions to stimulate the economy and help those in economic peril, laying those actions out to the American people in unmistakable terms, and essentially daring the opposition to oppose them. Theres a steep learning curve to the presidency. And what the Obama team is learning the hard way is that sometimes the most effective route to bipartisan support does not run through the elected members of the opposition party but rather through their constituencies who have the power to demand that their representatives vote a certain way, and must be convinced to use that power. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly
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at 18 she left for Tampa, returning to Immokalee eight years later. Although cooking is one of the great joys of her life, Ms. Taylor reached adulthood without having a clue about how to use a stove. I wasnt allowed in the kitchen when I was young only my older sisters could help, she says. When I got married, I didnt know how to cook. By the time she divorced, however, shed taught herself. Id start something in the kitchen, and Id call my mom and ask for help. But then we lost the phone, and I had to quit buying cookbooks. So Id get a little thing going and try it, and Id try it again, and when I finally got it to where I liked it, Id make more of it. Shes been at the business of caring for young children since 1985, but it wasnt until 2006 that she found her true calling in the Fun Times kitchen. Now she produces three meals beginning at 6:30 a.m. each day nutritious meals low in sugar and fat. For breakfast, kids get (non-sugary) cereal, fruit, eggs, toast, waffles, pancakes, muffins, milk and juice; for lunch, they can have spaghetti or other pasta dishes, homemade soup, tuna melts, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, milk and fruit; and for an afternoon snack, they might have cheese sticks, raisins or celery and peanut butter.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 With people like Laverne Taylor on the job shes chief cook and bottle washer for 65 kids and 12 adult staffers the Fun Time Early Childhood Academy on 12th Street North might consider a different name. Maybe this: the Life-Altering Early Childhood House of Good Nutrition. Or Lavernes Kitchen for Kids (and Adults Who Like To Hang Around the Kitchen). We all like to hang around the kitchen, admits Franny Kain, executive director of the academy, which is the only Head Start program in Collier County operating outside the public school system. Laverne has a mighty self. The first thing to know about Ms. Taylor, a woman with a smile as wide as Naples Bay, is that she has a gleaming new kitchen, tucked into the welcoming embrace of a gleaming new building. The joy she feels is palpable, probably akin to a painters pleasure at fresh canvas and a new color palette. I have a four-burner electric stove with griddle, a dishwasher I did em all by hand before a double-side, stainless-steel refrigerator, a stainlesssteel freezer, a commercial microwave with two oven waiters to keep the food warm its just so beautiful, she says. Opened just last month, Fun Times new home comes in part from the Naples Winter Wine Festival folks, who provided a $700,000 matching grant to build it. As far as Ms. Taylor is concerned, those imbibing philanthropists do very, very, very good work. That phrase, good work, isnt something Ms. Taylor uses lightly. A devoted member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Immokalee, she says it means glorious work, Gods work work that celebrates the spirit by helping those in the body, who need it. When Ms. Taylor speaks, the gentle lilt of the rural South fills her voice. I love the children, all of them, and theyre all different, she adds, describing the very first rank of the needy, ranging from 1 to 5 years of age. Maybe we can take in some more. Indeed, although Fun Times runs a $400,000 deficit from kids whose parents cant pay the full bill theyre all working parents, by the way the new building has space for a few more children. Like most of the beaming little charges she feeds three times a day, Ms. Taylor grew up under somewhat straitened circumstances. Born and raised in Immokalee, she was a middle daughter and one of 12 children. Much of her youth was spent in the fields, where her parents also worked. We had to pick tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever there was to be picked, and I didnt like it much, she recalls. So Cooking for kids, with a measure of joy added to every biteBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Laverne TaylorCOURTESY PHOTO Commercial Pool Specialist Its not a small thing in their lives, or in Ms. Taylors. For so many of our children, the meals she serves them may constitute most of the nutrition they get in a day perhaps the entirety of the nutritional food they receive, says Ms. Kain, the director. And all that nutrition comes with an added spoonful not of sugar, but of joy. Ms. Taylor will share it with anybody.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 array of extravagant items, ranging from rare, vintage wines to vacations aboard lavish yachts to spectacular sports cars. Just one year removed from raising more than $14 million for childrens charities, this years festival brought in slightly more than $5 million. Raising $5 million for worthwhile causes is no mean feat especially in the worst economic downturn in memory but it is a long way from last years total and from the record $15.6 million raised the preceding year. In the end, the deepening recession proved to be an uninvited guest that simply wouldnt go away. From discussions in the mens room (I talked to a guy last week with the Federal Reserve in Denver, and he said its going to take some sky-high inflation to get us out of this) to exhortations by auctioneers (Come on, the market was up last week!), the specter of economic uncertainty loomed large. Festival organizers knew what they were up against. I think well do all right, said Ann Bain, the upbeat chairwoman of the festivals grants committee, on the eve of the auction. Whatever we raise will be more than what would be available had we done nothing. A frantic British auctioneer chose to address the dilemma right off the bat. Do you know what we do with a recession in the United Kingdom? he asked as he lurched across the stage erected inside an enormous wind-whipped tent on the hotels grounds. We put it across our knee and spank the hell out of it! The audiences tepid response to this Churchillian call to arms proved prophetic. Not that the day didnt have its moments. A 10-day Caribbean voyage aboard a 170-yacht fetched $350,000. The highest bid for a wine lot came in at $150,000 for five Magnums of Domaine de la Romaine-Conti. Lee Anderson, chairman of the St. Paul, Minn.-based API Group, which includes construction, manufacturing and fire-protection companies, was the man who placed the high wine bid. Well, it is the best burgundy in the whole world, Mr. Anderson said in discussing his generous purchase. I may never get around to drinking all of it, but thats all right. It really isnt about the wine. Its about helping the children. Mr. Anderson made a valid point. Since its founding in 2001, the festival has raised a staggering $74.5 million to help underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. The Naples Childrens Education Foundation will distribute this years funds next month. While Mr. Fitzgerald may have been off the mark about the very rich, he surely would have appreciated the Gatsbylike moments that invariably accompany such a to-do.Take, for instance, the middle-aged man holding forth with glass of wine in hand and sunglasses perched atop his graying head. The older and wealthier I get, the more handsome I seem to become, he announced to a group of young women, whose expressions ranged from mild incredulity to downright disbelief.At the various serving stations, RitzCarlton chefs worked briskly and efficiently to meet the demand for dishes like venison tortellini with parsnip puree, while at the hot dog stand, tucked discretely to the side of the auction tent, business at the noon hour was virtually nonexistent. People eat tortellini before noon, but hot dogs are different story, explained Bill Robinson, a volunteer on duty at the stand. They eat hot dogs after noon, because thats when ball games are played. Winning bidders, especially females, often celebrated by with impromptu dances that brought to mind the old days of American Bandstand. But for sheer, unbridled enthusiasm, none of the celebrating millionaires or billionaires could match the wine server who approached a colleague and cut his eyes downward, while saying in a low voice, Hey, take a look at this. At waist level, he held a $20 bill, discretely stretched between his two hands. A tip from a satisfied patron. Awright! exclaimed the colleague. The two exchanged vigorous highfives before the well-tipped server roared off in pursuit of another hardearned double sawbuck. WINE FESTFrom page 1 PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVALABOVE: The sun-dappled lawns of The RitzCarlton Golf Resort were filled with auction guests, celebrity vintners and chefs, servers and photographers throughout the day last Saturday. LEFT: Cotton Candy Sky was the theme for Fridays chef-vintner dinner for 31 guests at the home of Tom and Connie Galloway, 2009 chairmen of the Naples Winter Wine Fest. Chef for the dream-come-true dinner was John Besh of Restaurant August in New Orleans; the vintners were Daphne and Bart Araujo of Araujo Estate Wines. BOTTOM LEFT: Connie Galloway, the hostess with the most at her home. BOTTOM RIGHT: Joe Cox gives the thumbs-up to signify his satisfaction at the auction.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 NEWS A9 A bevy of Americas culinary luminaries converged on the Inn on Fifth last week the evening before they would preside at vintner dinners as part of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Top chefs from some of the countrys best restaurants as well as Tetsuya Wakuda from Australia and Mary Ann Esposito of PBS fame chatted with one another, members of the news media and the 10 Naples chefs who joined forces to welcome them with wine and a bounty of well-executed small plates. Offerings included langostino rughetta by Vergina Chef Sando Durante, filet mignon alla Piemontese by Bellini on Fifth Chef Maria Furetta, spicy tuna tartare in crispy somen noodles with gingered wasabi foam and baby amaranth from Trilogy Executive Chef Eric Delano, surf and swine by Trulucks corporate Chef Brian Wubbena and Naples Chef Michael Rakun and grilled skirt steak and goat cheese empanada by Bistro 821 Chef Jesse Housman. Emeril Lagasse might have been the most widely known of the guest chefs, but all of them operate one or more top restaurants in some of Americas most culinarily sophisticated cities. Each had his or her own reasons for attending the wine festival, billed as the worlds most successful charity wine auction, but almost all cited the beneficiaries of the money raised children in need as their primary motivation. Being asked by the festival trustees is an honor, Mark Kiffin, chef/owner of The Compound in Santa Fe, N.M., said. Theres great satisfaction in doing something like this for kids. This is a very fortunate area and (the wine festival) goes up and above any event in the country. When I see what theyve accomplished, my jaw is on the floor. Chef Norman Van Aken, who is credited with creating New World cuisine, an amalgamation of Latin, Caribbean and Asian styles, first at his eponymous restaurant in tony Coral Gables and now at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, made his fifth appearance at the Naples event and couldnt have been happier about being considered a regular. I go back and tell people who didnt go, Youre missing Woodstock, he said. Mary Ann Esposito, host of the PBS show Ciao Italia, had an additional reason to attend: I got a phone call. There was one spot left and there were no women chefs, so Im here representing the women." Top Naples chefs host culinary stars from across the nation TOP: Verginas Jorge Lopez, left, and Executive Chef Sandro Durante, right, with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse ABOVE: Per Se, the much-acclaimed New York City sibling of Thomas Kellers French Laundry in the Napa Valley, sent a top-flight team to the wine festival. From left: Executive Chef Jonathan Benno with kitchen staff Chung Chow, Michael Wallace and Milton Abel. FAR LEFT: Guy Esposito, celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito (of PBS Ciao Italia), Paul and Jean Delios LEFT: Norman and Janet Van Aken with Mark KiffinBY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@ oridaweekly.com Theres great satisfaction in doing something like this for kids. This is a very fortunate area and (the wine festival) goes up and above any event in the country. Mark Kiffin, chef/owner of The Compound in Santa Fe, N.M.KAREN FELDMAN/ SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Mullet Fryers Weekend celebrated the reel people of old Naples Commercial fishing launch This kind of boat was used to net mullet, mackerel, redfish, kingfish and grouper. Depending upon the fish, there was a net or hook appropriate for the job at hand.Living on the dock of the BayOne of the Mullet Fryers who brought his model boats, fashioned after those he had seen on Naples Bay as a child, was Harry Bickford. He lives in Lake Placid, Fla., now, but at one time lived in the old fish house over the water at Back Bay. Mr. Bickfords wife, Martha, was responsible for getting these very private men to show their model boats in public for Mullet Fryers Weekend. She told a tale of how Harrys father, Merton Bickford, on more than one occasion had to drop what he was doing to pull Harrys younger brother, who had wandered off yet again, from the bay: When you lived on the dock over the water, falling in was just part of life on the waterfront, she said. The other pioneers of the waterfront, most of whom would much rather brave a storm on the water than a crowd of people, were Bem Storter (a nephew of legendary Rob Storter, whose family founded Everglades City) and Captain John Morgan, the author of My Life on the Water.Fine wine and mullet fryersMullet Fryers Weekend happened on the same weekend as the renowned Naples Winter Wine Festival. This charming contrast is reminiscent of the early years in Naples when peacocks were roasted and mullet was fried and reminds us that it takes all kinds to make a real community. At the Cove Inn at Crayton Cove this past weekend, it was all about the reel people. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.Naples history does just that, especially when we take a look back at the reel people for whom self-sufficiency and self-reliance were the cornerstones of success. These pioneers of the 1920s through the 1940s lived off what nature provided in Floridas last frontier. All they needed for earnest employment was a strong back or a large family to help harvest the land they farmed, the game they hunted or the waters they fished. If youve ever had the pleasure of meeting an old-timer whose family grew up fishing the area, you will understand what Washington Irving meant by his reflection that something in fishing tends to produce a gentleness of spirit and serenity of mind.An educational weekend at Cove InnThis past weekend was Mullet Fryers Weekend at the Cove Inn at Crayton Cove. History came alive for many locals and visitors alike who learned firsthand from a few old-timers about their first loves: the boats they owned, the boats they lost and the boats they loved to see come in at night.There were many model boats on display as part of Mullet Fryers Weekend, the kind of boats that once upon a time lined the City Dock at Naples Bay (now known as the Bay Dock at Back Bay) and at the Combs and the Kellys fish houses where Tin City now sits. Among those boats were: Mullet skiffs Most commercial fishermen had boats like these. They had no motors, just nets for fishing. Such nets are banned today. Shrimp boats In 1950, the discovery of jumbo shrimp 35 miles offshore turned the quiet docks at Naples Bay into a commercial center but only for a short time, because the shrimp boats could only come and go at high tide. Its too bad the channel was too shallow to keep the 51-centsper-pound shrimp business going. Crab boats These boats plied the waters around both both Naples and Everglades City. Sailboats Much like the shrimpers, sailboat captains had to plan their time on the water around the tides. Run boats Not to be confused with rum boats (although they both carried supplies of sorts to commercial fishermen back then), run boats would carry out supplies and pick up the catch of the day for delivery to the clam factory or Combs Fish House. Houseboats Most were brought to Naples on a barge and docked at Bay Dock, where several families made their home.BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyIn this photo from the mid-1940s, Merton Bickford pulls in a haul of mullet. COURTESY PHOTOHistory teaches us what man has done, thus what man is. Ferenc M. Szasz, professor of history The University of New Mexico Providing Extraordinary Care to our Community for more than 50 Years -J. MartinoNaples FLYour First Choice for Heart CareThe Code Save-A-Heart program at NCH stopped my heart attack in its tracks In spite of Joseph Martinos effort to ignore what first felt like heartburn, it soon became clear that his symptoms would require immediate assistance. His wife Caroline dialed 911. The paramedics rushed Joseph to NCH, where the Code Save-A-Heart program, which has helped place NCH among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac care, saved his life. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 Bill Earls, a 25-year resident of Naples, has been chosen to receive the first-ever Heart of Gold Award from Hope for Haiti. The award is intended to acknowledge a volunteer who has exhibited extraordinary service in support of Hope for Haitis mission to improve the quality of life for people in Haiti, particularly children, through education, nutrition and healthcare and through the provision of emergency relief services. In 2008, Mr. Earls put his two greatest passions aviation and helping other people to work in support of the people in the Les Cayes District of southern Haiti, which had been hit with devastating storms. Mr. Earls has piloted his aircraft to the stricken area on three occasions, each time delivering 1,000 pounds of medical supplies and nutrition packets. Bill Earls made a tremendously positive impact on the lives of hundreds of Haitian families, said Dorothy Pullen, executive director of Hope for Haiti, in announcing the inaugural Heart of Gold Award. Hope for Haiti partners with those in Haiti who have proven records of success and supports them in furthering their work. The agency ensures that 95 cents of every dollar donated is used for programs that can help create a better future for the children of Haiti. Mr. Earls, who is an agent with John R. Wood Realtors, will receive the Heart of Gold Award at Hope for Haitis annual gala Saturday, March 7. The blacktie evening takes place at the Jubilee Center; tickets for $300 are available by calling 434-7183 or by visiting www. hopeforhaiti.com. The Naples Historical Society announces its 2009 Garden Side Chickee Chats that take place in the chickee pavilion in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage: Friday, Feb. 27 Naples Oral Histories: A Sneak Preview will feature Lodge McKee and Maria Stone. Friday, March 6 Ancestor Trackers, presented by the Genealogical Society of Collier County, will feature speakers Michele Bender and Thomas Tyrrell. Friday, March 20 Historic Home Restoration will feature Paul Bollenback of the Building Department, City of Naples, and Christa Carrera, floodplain coordinator for the City of Naples. This presentation is historic itself, Mr. Bollenback says, Because there hasnt Hope for Haiti honors Bill Earls as first Heart of Gold recipientChickee Chats take place in gardens at Palm Cotttage Come and watch the 1st place Florida Everblades battle it out with the Cincinnati Cyclones Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30 pm. Friday, February 13th at 7:30 pm. Saturday, February 14th at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $12. Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. oridaeverblades.com Everblades hockey is more fun when you bring a group, groups of 20 or more receive special discounts and autographed Everblades memorabilia. Ask the Everblades how you can raise thousands of dollars for your charity!!! Collier property appraiser next up at Naples Preserve Naples Backyard History presents old-timers and local history experts on the first Friday of every month February through May. Underwritten by the City of Naples and Hodges University, the free programs take place from 4-5 p.m. at the Naples Preserve. Coming up on March 6: The History of Property Values in Naples Sam Colding will talk about his 30-plus years of service as Collier County property appraiser. Naples Preserve is at 1690 Tamiami Trail, at the corner of Fleischmann Boulevard and U.S. 41. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended. Call 213-7120. been enough information given to the public on the protocol for restoring an historic home.Garden Side Chickee Chats are made possible by presenting sponsor Bank of Florida and corporate sponsor Newbury North Associates. All lectures take place from 11 a.m. to noon; reservations are required. The Naples Historical Society is a nonprofit organization headquartered at historic Palm Cottage, 137 12th Avenue South, one block east of the Naples Pier. The cottage and Norris Gardens are open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; admission of $8 per person is the requested donation. For more information and to reserve a spot at any of the Garden Side Chic-kee Chats, call 261-8164 or visit www. NaplesHistoricalSociety.org. Pilot Bill Earls, left, with Hope for Haiti programs director Tiffany Kuehner and co-pilot Larry Lappin at the Les Cayes Airport after completion of the second Hope for Haiti hurricane relief airlift. COURTESY PHOTO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 The Shelter for Abused Women & Children has two great opportunities for serious shoppers: the annual Designers Boutique at The RitzCarlton, Naples, and the first anniversary celebration of the shelters Another Option Thrift Shoppe. Purchases made at both will benefit the shelters programs and services for victims of domestic violence.Puttin on the ritzTwenty vendors from around the country bring their exclusive clothing and accessories to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, for the Designers Boutique in the Vanderbilt Ballroom. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.The boutique is held in conjunction with the Masha Archer Extraordinary Jewelry Trunk Show in The Gallery at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-15. Admission to the boutique is free. Parking is $5 (complimentary valet parking with a Ritz-Carlton retail or food and beverage purchase). For information, call 775-3862.An option for the bargain-mindedAnother Option Thrift Shoppe opened one year ago at 5239 Golden Gate Parkway, joining the shelters flagship resale store, Options Thrift Shoppe on Second Avenue North, in offering an array of used but still useful clothing and accessories as well as household items at affordable prices.Through Saturday, Feb. 14, shoppers at Another Option will enjoy refreshments as they browse and discounts up to 50 percent when they check out. Furniture is 25 percent off; all other items are 50 percent off. Hours at Another Option are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 354-4050. Shop til you drop at Designers Boutique, or try Another Option for great bargainsNONPROFIT NEWS Fill a trunk with goodies from the GardenSummer instructors, interns needed for Naples Art Association programsThe von Liebig Art Center has put the call out for art instructors and student interns for its ARTScool summer program for children ages 4-14. More than 40 classes are held, from painting and clay to science experiments and jewelry making. ARTScool takes place June 8-Aug. 7 at the art center. In addition, the outreach ARTScool 2 U program is offered at the Immokalee Child Care Center, the Pace Center for Girls in Immokalee and at the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County. Professional visual art instructors are invited to submit a packet of information regarding their experience presenting lectures, workshops and class instruction. The packet should include: a resume or CV detailing education, teaching experience, honors and fellowships awarded; at least three references (including other facilities at which theyve taught); days/times available; and three photographs or slides of their work. Send to: Nicole DuPont Strub, director of dducation, Naples Art Association, 585 Park St., Naples, FL 34102. High school students between the ages of 14-17 serve as summer interns, working with ARTScool instructors to help gather materials and prepare the studio for the next class and also monitoring and supervising children during classes and the lunch hour and helping label and secure the childrens art. First-time interns receive training and are asked to volunteer a minimum of two weeks. In exchange, they receive a letter outlining their community service for their high school record, and a one-year membership to the Naples Art Association, which allows them to participate in all NAA activities free of charge. Requirements include: parental approval, teacher recommendation, personal interview and personal commitment to complete the internship. For more information, call Yvonne Gibb at The von Liebig, 262-6517, ext. 105. Naples Botanical Garden will have its seventh annual Trunk Show in the Garden on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20. 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 Three new gardens, birding tower will open next fall in the GardenSeveral portions of a renovated and expanded Naples Botanical Garden will reopen to the public next November. The Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Childrens Garden, the Brazilian Garden and the Kathleen and Scott Kapnick Caribbean Garden, as well as the Mary and Stephen B. Smith River of Grass and the James and Linda White Birding Tower, will welcome their first visitors during a weeklong celebration beginning Nov. 9. The remaining components of the Gardens expansion plan the Karen and Robert Scott Florida Garden and the Marcia and L. Bates Lea Asian Garden, will open in 2010 and 2011, respectively. We wanted residents and visitors to experience the Garden as soon as possible, so we decided to open these major Garden components as they are completed, Brian Holley, executive director of the Garden, said. For children, parents and grandparents to explore together, the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Childrens Garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Herb Schaal, will have waterfalls, tree houses, child-size recreations of native habitat, weird and wonderful plants and a hidden garden filled with fanciful plantings in found objects. The Brazilian Garden pays tribute to one of that countrys favorite sons, landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Bold and true to its roots, the garden will have as its centerpiece an original mural by Mr. Marx: a 7-foot-by-18-foot piece that is the only one of its kind in the United States. A gift to the Gardens from the designer of the Brazilian Garden, Raymond Jungles of Miami, the mural makes its debut this month at a Jungles-designed presentation for the New York Botanical Gardens Orchid Show. With the Kathleen and Scott Kapnick Caribbean Garden, designer Robert Truskowski is creating a one-acre reflection of the history of the Caribbean from its pre-Colombian verdant forest to its role as botanical reserve during the age of explorers to the current importance of its agriculture industry. The Mary and Stephen B. Smith River of Grass reflects the most dominant feature of the South Florida landscape, the Everglades. The view from the top of the River of Grass leads the eye out to a pine and palm hammock and the sawgrass wetland beyond. The James and Linda White Birding Tower is in the Collier Enterprises South Wetlands Preserve, 90 acres of giant pines and ancient cypress, unspoiled marshes and twisted mangroves that help provide a vital corridor of habitat for otters, bobcats, hawks, eagles and other wildlife. Hundreds of species of native plants also thrive here. From the birding tower, visitors will be able to see northern harrier hawks, migrating ducks, white pelicans and wading birds. Kraft Construction is the general contractor for the Gardens construction; the project is on budget and ahead of schedule. Members of the public can track construction progress of the expansion by visiting www.naplesgarden.org. The Garden also has a schedule of visitation days for the public while construction is under way. For more information, visit the Web site or call 643-7275. 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! COURTESY PHOTOComputer-generated image of the Brazilian Garden The first-ever Native Plant Sale and Expo at the Naples Botanical Garden will bring a large selection of native plants from vendors throughout Southwest Florida to the Garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Vendors will include All Native Garden Center and Plant Nursery, Deep South Native Nursery, Green Door Nursery and Gardening Angel Nursery. Members of the Florida Native Plant Society will be on hand with information on growing native plants, minimizing the use of water and fertilizers in the home landscape and choosing the plants most compatible for your location. The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.For more information, call 4034207. Native Plant Sale and Expo takes root
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 NEWS A17 Naples Botanical Garden has received the Waste Reduction Awareness Program award from the Board of Collier County Commissioners in recognition of its recycling and wastereduction efforts.The Garden has a Green Team of dedicated employees who take on the additional responsibility of ensuring the Garden lives up to the message of being good environmental citizens. We constantly strive for ways to improve our Its a WRAP award for the Garden in recognition of green practices Unique ShopElectric Shaver Service by RichardIMPORTED & DOMESTIC SHAVERSSales Parts Repairs SHAVER: 50%AVON PRODUCTS BY LINDA JONESSTORE HOURS: SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFront row: Naples Botanical Garden staff members Joyce Zirkle, Pat Lampe, Chris Brighton, Janele Smith and Jill Barry. Back row: Collier County Commissioners Fred Coyle, Frank Halas, Donna Fiala, Tom Henning and Jim Coletta. own practices, said Janele Smith, who is a member of the team. Our goal is to set a good example for other businesses in the area on how easy it is to engage in green business practices, added fellow team member Rich Lewis. Among the practices the Garden has implemented in order to be a greener Garden: Purchase business cards, paper, paper towels, toilet paper and envelopes with recycled content. Recycle all plastics, cans, cardboard, magazines, newspapers, junk mail and office paper. Buy refillable/recyclable ink cartridges. Minimize the use of paper by maintaining digital files. Publish documents electronically; post one copy at staff bulletin board. Use the backsides of old photocopies and surplus paper for notes and scratch paper. Eliminate the use of paper, plastic and Styrofoam dishware by using environmentally friendly and reusable dishware. Provide staff and volunteers with reusable water bottles and ceramic coffee mugs Compost yard and garden waste. Utilize shredded newspaper as mulch. Switch from irrigating with city water to irrigating with water from our lake and initiated the use of rain barrels. Shut off lights when not in use; utilize daylight when possible
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 Sporting for a Cure, the 13th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Naples, takes place Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, at Gulfview Middle School. Friends, relatives, local businesses, hospitals, schools, faith based organizations, service clubs and other organizations are invited to organize teams of 10-15 members who secure pledges for walking, jogging, or running relay-style around the track for 18 continuous hours. Naples has led the state of Florida in fundraising each year since the relay started locally in 1997. This years goal is $700,000. For more information, call Ann Gardner at the American Cancer Society, 2610337, ext. 118, or e-mail Ann.Gardner@ cancer.org. Sign up now for April Relay for LifeJordanian Prince HRH Talal Bin Muhammad will make an exclusive United States visit to Naples as part of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker series on Wednesday evening, Feb. 25. As the late King Husseins nephew and former envoy to the United States, the prince will speak with unique insight and authority on the subject of the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict, global terrorism and U.S./ Arab relations.A graduate of the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, the prince was trained as both a diplomat and strategic military tactician. Today, he serves King Abdullah II in matters of security and western relations. His visit marks the first time this year that a diplomat from Jordan has spoken in a public forum in the United States. While his Royal Highness has declined radio and TV interviews for international content sensitivity, he will speak candidly, revealing cultural and philosophical inroads that will help attendees better understand the region, our allies and enemies. Prince Talal is number three of four speakers in the Town Hall series. The final speaker will be political satirist and bestselling author P.J. ORourke on Monday, March 23. The lectures begin at 6 p.m. at The Naples Grande Beach Resort. Tickets are $212 for the pair of events. For more information, call 596-6524 or visit www. THLectures.com. Jordanian prince is next Town Hall speaker, followed in March by author P.J. ORourke COURTESY PHOTOMuhammad 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, 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 90 Minute Swashbuckling Show www.PiecesOfEight.com Holiday & Birthday Parties, Field Trips & Private Charters Available Call for Schedule, Reservations Required 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: 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
The Founders Fund, Inc., recently held its annual breakfast with guidance counselors from Collier County public and private schools to update them about scholarships available for graduating high school seniors. Last year, 25 local students received renewable annual scholarships of $2,000 each. Currently, nearly 100 students at 27 colleges, universities, vocational schools and professional programs receive support from the Founders Fund. Applications for 2009 scholarships must be completed by March 17. Recipients are selected on the basis of need and merit. We want to reward good grades and hard work, says Sue McNaghten, chairman of the Founders Fund Scholarship Committee. We want to get to know the students. We feel that teenagers who are involved in leadership and their community will thrive in college. The Founders Fund was created in 1991 by the founding members of The Club at Pelican Bay. It is supported by golf and social members, as well as by many corporate sponsors. Income from reserve assets and fundraising activities supports annual scholarship grants of approximately $180,000; fund scholarship awards to date total more than $1,800,000. For more information, call 593-0124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Students interested in applying for a scholarship can also ask their school guidance counselor for details about downloading an application. Prospective students and their parents are invited to learn about Florida Gulf Coast University at the Eagle Expo open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. FGCU faculty, staff and current students will provide information about admissions, financial aid and scholarships, academic programs, career planning, honors programs, on-campus housing, recreation and student activities. Campus and housing tours take place throughout the event. Reservations can be made at www.fgcu. edu/Admissions/Prospective/expo.asp. For more information, call 590-7989. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 NEWS A19 Pelican Bay Founders Fund seeks scholarship applicantsProspective students invited to learn more about FGCU Storewide Sale Save up to 50 % Murphy Beds Custom Kitchens Guaranteed Lowest Price Office by dayBedroom by nightBonita Furniture & PatioBonita Furniture & Patio Full Size Murphy Bed Now $899was $1,299 Queen Mattress Sets Now $579was $859 5 Piece Wicker Dining Set Now $559was $1,059 Cottage Queen Bedroom Set Now $999was $1,389 5 Piece Cushion Patio Set Now $559was $1,059 You are invited 10% Off Purchase of Home Standby Generator Must Present This AdGenerator Information Seminar! ~Continental Breakfast Will Be Served~1st & 3rd Saturday 9:00am to 11:00am At Vision Ace Hardware 12830 Metro Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33966CUSIMANO ElectricSpecializing In Those Little Jobs TM If The Power Goes Out Will You Be Ready?Naples: 239-775-6113 Fort Myers: 239-267-2817 www.cusimanoelectric.com email@example.com Step inside our doors and be transported to a quaint Italian village, where everything you need is right at your ngertips. From Tuscan-style architecture, to rich Mediterranean design, the lifestyle youve been waiting for is waiting for you at Tuscany Villa of Naples.Our brand new apartments feature hardwood oors, lush carpets, with solid surface countertops and decorative backsplash tile, crown molding, plantation shutters, and more!Discoer Luxury Resort-Style Assisted Living8901 Tamiami Trail East Naples, FL 34113 www.5sqc.comAssisted Living Facility #5522239-775-2233 Call: (239) 634-5325www. xmyleaks.comServing the West Coast of Florida and surrounding areas. We can x pinhole leaks with: Leaky pipes!?! Solution
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 Several animal rescue organizations will participate in Smooch-A-Pooch KissA-Kitty, the second annual Valentines Day adoption fair sponsored by Collier County Domestic Animal Services. DAS takes in more than 7,000 pets annually. The shelter hopes to reduce that number by increasing adoptions and encouraging spaying and neutering. Valentines Day is always special for couples, and we hope this also translates to opening peoples hearts to a new furry friend, said adoption fair coordinator Kathlene Drew. In addition to dogs and cats from DAS, pets and/or information from the following groups will be available: Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, Humane Society Naples, Animal Compassion Project, Shy Wolf Sanctuary and Volungteer Services for Animals, Inc., (spay/neuter vouchers). Fall in love on Valentines Day with a pet you find at Domestic Animal Services, 7610 Davis Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Regular adoption fees apply for DAS and participating rescues. Those who attend will be able to tour employee-only areas of the DAS shelter to get a behind-the-scenes look at operations including stray kennels and the veterinary clinic. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.collierpets.com. Robb & Stucky Interiors welcomes Deborah Sanders, managing editor for Veranda magazine, to the Naples showroom at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, for a presentation of The Evolved Space: New Directions in Luxury and Design. Ms. Sanders will discuss the new direction in furniture, fabrics, decorative accessories, outdoor furnishings, eco-friendly products and kitchen and bath design. Attendees will see how the national style trends compare with and/or influence home fashions in Southwest Florida. The Robb & Stucky Interiors showroom is at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Ms. Sanders presentation is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling 649-3249. Diamonds and Gems, a class about f inding, minding, indentifying and cu tting diamonds and gems, takes place over three sessions at Barron Collier High School beginning Tuesday evening, Feb. 24. Barry Nicholls of Paradise Jewelery in Naples wrote the curriculum and has taught the class for 19 years. His lectures a discussion of the myths and lore surrounding diamonds, plus tips on how to protect yourself from diamond switching (its easy, says Mr. Nicholls) and how to choose an appraiser. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 24, and March 3 and 10. Cost is $49, and registration will be at 6 p.m. on the first night. For more information, call 591-2645 or visit www.paradisejewelry.net. Women of various angling abilities will learn and hone fishing skills at the noyelling school of fishing Ladies, Lets Go Fishing seminar that comes to Naples for the first time the weekend of March 20-22. Headquarters will be the Bayfront Inn downtown. The seminar is presented by Mercury Outboards in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The weekend will consist of a Fridaynight welcome reception at the inn, plus daylong educational presentations about offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing on Saturday. Registration is $99 ($125 after Feb. 20 and $145 the week of the seminar and for walk-ins). A Sunday fishing outing for an additional charge is optional. Fall in love with your next pet at Valentines Day adoption fairRobb & Stucky welcomes Veranda magazine editor for presentationJeweler Barry Nicholls offers diamond class for the 19th year Ladies, Lets Go Fishing seminar set Come Swing with the Stars!Join Lee Memorial Health System Foundation and hit the links with some of Major League Baseballs biggest stars!Dont miss this fantastic event! Call 239-985-3550 TODAY for details and to register your foursome! Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic Thursday, Feb. 19 Ft Myers Bene ting programs and treatments at Lee Memorial Health Systems new Regional Cancer Center l f Nicholls
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 A21 Apply for your passport with a trip to the post officeEffective June 1, a passport, passport card or other acceptable documentation is needed for all travel outside the United States. If you have not applied for your passport, avoid the rush and apply today. The East Naples annex of the U.S. Postal Service, at 3573 Progress Ave., offers passport application services and passport photos by appointment only between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 643-1840. All persons, including infants, are required to obtain passports in their own names. For children under 16, the consent of both parents/guardians is required. Heres what to do: Get an application. This part is easy. Download the form off the Internet by going to www.usps.com/passport. Bring the completed, unsigned application to your appointment at the post office. Applications are also available at the post office to pick up and complete prior to your appointment. Present proof of identity. If you dont have a valid permanent state drivers license, a government or military I.D. will suffice, as will a previous passport, certificate of citizenship or naturalization certificate. A Social Security card is not sufficient to prove your identity. Present proof of U.S. citizenship. You can use a previous passport, a certified birth certificate issued from the state (photocopies are unacceptable), a certificate of citizenship, a naturalization certificate or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad. Provide two passport photos. The post office can take your passport photo for $15. Provide a Social Security number. If you do not provide your Social Security number, the Internal Revenue Service may impose a $500 penalty. Pay the fees. There is a $25 acceptance fee charged by any agency providing passport application service in addition to the application fee charged by the U.S. Department of State. The application fee for age 16 and under is $60, over age 16 is $75. The Department of State is issuing passport cards in response to the needs of border resident communities for a less expensive and more portable alternative to the traditional passport book. This card facilitates entry at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card cannot be used to travel by air. Passport card application fee is $10 for age 16 and under, $20 for those over age 16. You can pay the passport application fee by cash (Postal Service will convert to a postal money order), check, bank draft, cashiers check, money order or personal check made payable to the U.S. Department of State. The acceptance fee can be paid in cash, money order or check made payable to the Postal Service. Express Mail service is available if you need to expedite your passport application. 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Heres how it works: Bring what you no longer wear freshy laundered and on hangers to Persona and receive a ticket for each item. Come back to the store later and use your tickets to swap for clothing that others have brought in from their closets. No money changes hands between swappers. Personal Boutique will donate leftover items to the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. The first swapping/shopping events are set for 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Clothing should be brought to the store and exchanged for tickets two hours beforehand. The Collection at Vanderbilt is at the northwest corner of Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach Road. For more information about the clothing swap, call Peronal Boutique at 593-0005.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 HEALTHY LIVING Upbeat & CopingEd Caldwell has been through the wringer in the past year. His business tanked along with his retirement portfolio and the value of his home. He was diagnosed with cancer, a disease that killed his oldest brother in December, and which a brother-in-law is battling now, too, just as he is. And hes begun taking care of his mother and in-laws while trying to start a new business when all the economic news is terrible and theres a pervasive sense of angst. Yet Caldwell, 58, is optimistic, which makes him decidedly different, according to all the polls, from the vast majority of Americans. So how could he be upbeat when gloom is at or near record highs, President Barack Obama is warning of tougher times ahead and the news is bad? If I let all of it get to me, Id be out on the street or on a psychiatrists couch or drunk somewhere, said Caldwell, a corporate training consultant. Im coping by focusing on the good things, like my daughters upcoming marriage. And his new business online feebased coaching with an upbeat message and a WhyDriveYourselfCrazy.com Web site which aims to help people think BY JAMIE GUMBRECHT __________________Cox News ServicePositive mental outlook a top strategy these dayspositively. It uses the techniques of cognitive psychology to change your way of thinking, he said. It teaches ways to take control, how to reinvent yourself. Thats exactly what millions of people are trying to do, but for most, its not as easy as it is for Caldwell, who relieves his stress by exercising in his home gym, boating and swimming. One recent morning, for example, several dozen shell-shocked men and women gathered at the Varsity restaurant in Kennesaw, Ga., where the aroma of chili dogs and fresh coffee couldnt even begin to pierce the gloom. At least not until Ted Daywalt, 59-year-old president of VetJobs Inc., which finds work for veterans, began an upbeat talk to people who have lost jobs or homes or both.Your job is to find another full-time job, and you can do it if you try, said Daywalt at the meeting of job seekers. You shouldnt feel embarrassed. Its not your fault youre out of work. Just never give up. He offered pointers on rsum-writing and stressed the importance of networking.His words sounded like advice from on high to Lynnette and Jim Raposa, a couple whose income has dwindled by more than half, and who lost their home to foreclosure in the mortgage meltdown. Theres a great deal of angst in not knowing when the other shoe is going to drop, said Raposa, 46. Ive never seen an economic cycle where people are sticking their heads in the sand like this. Theres a bunker mentality. People are afraid. Raposa has made a living for years doing audio commercials, mostly for auto dealers, not a great sector to be in right now because many have gone bankrupt. Lynnette says the couple has turned to the Bible and their church to help cope. They both got real estate licenses just before the housing bubble burst. We lost our house in 2007, a foreclosure, and went through bankruptcy, she said. Its very humbling. I live every day knowing I am a child of God. He loves me no matter what. I have God, I have my faith, and I have family and friends who I can even laugh with from time to time.Others, like Christopher Barry, 26, turn to other sources of inspiration, in his case, the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.Barry, who lost his job as a magazine editor in March, hopes one day to be able to save enough to move to New York to pursue a career there. To deal with all this, I work out at home, take long walks and dont waste money, he said. Ill sit on a bench at the park, looking at the lake. But every ripple in the water is a reminder of the moving hurdles he must clear. And while many are turning to spiritual leaders, others are turning to spirits. Dr. Nancy Molitor, a professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University in Chicago, says theres reason to believe many are turning to booze. There is some data out there that supports the connection between increased alcohol sales and recessions, she said. I am certainly seeing this more in my practice, as are my other psychologist colleagues. People seem to be drinking more ... to soothe themselves from the stress. Dr. Richard Winer, a Roswell, Ga., psychiatrist, said, This is the worst period of anxiety Ive seen in my patients since at least 9/11. Theres just a big black cloud over everything. And everyone is wondering, Will it get worse? Dr. Darvin Hege, an Atlanta psychiatrist, says many of his patients who still have jobs are very concerned theyll lose them. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 A23 Arsenault Gallery welcomes Marsha Green of the Ocean Mammal Institute for the second in the gallerys series of lectures focused on preserving the environment and educating the public about various charitable causes that benefit us individually and the planet as a whole.Ms. Green will discuss the effects of sonar testing on marine mammals when she appears at the gallery at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Her efforts to protect whales and dolphins in the United States and internationally have included speaking to Congressional representatives; educating the public; and working with the European Parliament, NATO and the United Nations to address underwater noise pollution. The lecture will be followed by green tea, and a light spread of snacks at the gallery. Everyone is invited, and reservations are not necessary. After the lecture and reception, gallery owners Paul and Eileen Arsenault will host dinner at their historic Naples home on Gordon Drive to raise funds for the Ocean Marine Institute. Seating is limited and RSVP is required by Thursday, Feb. 12. Throughout his 35 years in Naples, Mr. Arsenault has focused his career on environmental conservation, health and historic preservation efforts. His gallery featuring many green directives is the latest effort in that vein, offering several yoga lessons each week, green tea matinees, dinners, lectures and exhibits to raise awareness of and money for a number of charities. Currently, the gallery is supporting New Horizons of Southwest Florida, an after-school program that provides academic tutoring to at-risk youth. The gallery is also the headquarters of Mrs. Arsenaults project Art with Heart, which offers 10 percent of each sale to nonprofits including the Naples Historical Society, Collier County Audubon Society and Gordon River Greenway (Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust). For more information or to reserve a seat at the Saturday dinner, call 2631214. Everglades restoration and the advantages of the U.S. Sugar Corp. land acquisition to Southwest Florida will be the topic of a forum sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Everglades Foundation and BIG Arts on Sanibel. Originally set for Feb. 17, the forum has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 4, at BIG Arts. Guest speakers will be Shannon Estenoz, vice chairman of the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District; Thomas Van Lent, senior scientist with the Everglades Foundation; and Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF natural resource policy director. Everglades Foundation CEO Kirk Fordham will moderate the panel discussion and question-and-answer session. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, call SCCF at 472-2329. Gallery lecture will address the effects of sonar testing on whales and dolphins Proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2009The only Digital Mammography in Lee County.www.bonitahealthcenter.com 3501 Health Center Blvd Bonita Springs FL 34135 239.949.1050A partnership between: HHA299992099Services Available NationwideYou now have a choice to keep a frail, aging person in their own home and out of a nursing home. Let our professional Care Managers and their integrated team of SeniorBridge Caregivers provide care in your home 24/7. Benefits of SeniorBridge: Reduced hospitalizations Better overall physical health Improved quality of life Less family stress SeniorBridge.com y stress S eniorBri dg e.co m 5621 Strand Blvd. Suite 301 Naples (239) 594-5004 14260 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103 Fort Myers (239) 561-7100 Living Safely in the Comfort of Your Home G a ll ery we l a Gre en M am fo r i n nd u a net wi ll d isr aise fund s Mar i n e ing R S by F c he to r e ff o r lery f g reen the latest Sanibel forum will focus on Everglades restoration GALATRO Heart Awareness MonthDR.KATHLEEN February:Dr. Kathleen Galatro is celebrating her rst anniversary in her new of ce 3435 PINE RIDGE ROAD, SUITE 102, NAPLES Board Certi ed in Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist State of the Art Diagnostic Lab Nuclear Medicine Echocardiography Stress Echocardiography CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Call (239)596-3278 to schedule an appointment or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org THE HEART DOCTOR WITH A HEART!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 NEWS A25 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORStific name Psychotria reflects this. The second part of the scientific name, nervosa, refers to the deep veins in each leaf. Native Americans brewed wild coffee beans for ceremonies and medicinal purposes, but wild coffee isnt considered palatable today. Instead, the plant is a favorite of landscapers and homeowners because of its contrasting green leaves and red berries, its fragrance when in bloom and its wildlife benefits. For those who have trouble growing gardenias, wild coffee is a practical alternative. It doesnt require special fertilizers, and unlike gardenias, it can grow in alkaline soil. Although its not salt-tolerant, it germinates readily, has few pest problems, tolerates varying amounts of water and is not invasive. Is also prevents soil erosion. Sometimes youll see wild coffee in clumps, but more often it is scattered among other perennial plants. There is no best time to see this plant since it is pretty in every season. Come to Collier-Seminole State Wild coffee! Just the name sounds exciting and tropical. Actually, wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) is a Florida native shrub that gets its common name from the small, red fruit it produces. Other common names include wood balsam, Seminole balsamo and or caf marron. It also grows in the West Indies, parts of Mexico, Central America and in northern South America. Its most certainly a tropical plant, and very cold sensitive. If the foliage freezes (as it often does in northern parts of Florida), it re-sprouts in spring, producing shorter plants that make a pleasing ground cover. Here in Southwest Florida, it grows as a dense, round, multi-stemmed shrub about 5 feet tall and spreading 4-8 feet. Youll see it in pinelands, shell ridges and coastal hammocks (higher shady areas), often under cabbage palms. Its glossy leaves are puckered and waxy, light green when grown in full sun, and a rich forest green in shade. Deep veins in the slender, pointed, 5-inch leaves add to the plants beauty. Generally, shade-grown shrubs are more eye-appealing. Small, inconspicuous white flowers bloom in spring and summer and BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyWake up and smell the wild coffee thats a native Florida shrubLEE BELANGER / FLORIDA WEEKLYproduce a glorious fragrance similar to their relative, the gardenia. Many butterflies, including the Florida state butterfly, the zebra longwing, and the spicebush swallowtail drink nectar from the flowers of wild coffee. Honeybees also visit the flowers and pollinate them. By late summer or fall, bright red, half-inch berries appear, each with two seeds. These seeds are an important food source for cardinals, catbirds, mockingbirds and blue jays, among other birds. Wild coffee belongs to the Rubiaceae family, which includes firebush, seven-year apple and ixora. This family also includes caffea arabica, which produces the beans we use in brewed coffee. Just like commercial coffee beans, wild coffee berries (beans) are round on one side and flat with a groove on the other. Wild coffee berries were once used as a coffee substitute even though they do not contain caffeine. The plant produces the chemical compound dimethyltryptamine, which is hallucinogenic. The scienWild coffee Paddle by day,hike by nightCollier-Seminole State Park offers guided, narrated canoe tours and hikes. Heres the latest schedule: >>Guided daytime canoe trips along the Blackwater River take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 16 and 18. Hear stories of Seminole survival and watch for colorful crabs, tarpon and even 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. >>Guided night hikes take place from 7:309:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24, 25 and 26. Unravel mysteries and sharpen your senses as you hike with a park naturalist. Look for shooting stars and other night wonders with no city lights to interfere. Fun for ages 6 and older; $10 per person. Weekend tours are not on the park schedule this week because of the second annual Jammin in the Hammock Bluegrass Festival going on there Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14-15. See story on page C16. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. Reservations are required for guided canoe trips and hikes. Call Lee Belanger at 394-3397. Park and see wild coffee along all three of our hiking trails and next to our paved roads. Its one of many native plants helping make Southwest Florida a tropical paradise.
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Pet lovers are no exception, and although our animals provide us with comfort and companionship during difficult times, theres no doubt that many people are looking to make sure theyre getting the most bang for their buck when it comes to caring for their pets. The most important advice we can offer you is to focus on prevention. Keeping pets in good health is the best way we know of to prevent illnesses that can make your pet miserable and cost you a lot at the veterinarians. Likewise, working to prevent accidents, such as keeping your cat inside and your dog on-leash in high-traffic areas, will spare you the most expensive pet-related spending of all: the late-night visit to the emergency veterinarian. Some more tips for keeping costs down include: Take the weight off your pet. Extra pounds increase the likelihood of serious health problems, such as arthritis, diabetes and cancer in pets just as they do in people. And yet few people recognize when their pet is overweight or even grossly obese! If your pet is normal weight you should be able to feel ribs measuring food, keeping treats to a minimum and working in a daily exercise session will keep him that way. If your pet is overweight, get your veterinarians help to reduce weight slowly to avoid the health risks of sudden weight loss, especially in cats. PET TALES Cut the costs, keep the pet Change your buying habits. You can save money buying the largest bags of food or litter, or get case discounts on canned goods. Split your dry food purchases with family or a friend, and store your portion in an airtight container. (Do keep product info from the bag, though, in case there are questions or problems.) Other purchases should be considered carefully. Replace such things as collars when wear first shows you dont want a collar to break and your dog to get loose in a dangerous situation. Buy quality, not silliness: One good collar is a better value than a lot of shoddy but cute ones. Be careful when cutting down on toys, though: Good chew toys have saved many an expensive pair of shoes. Get the do-it-yourself bug. Most people can learn to handle basic pet grooming at home, from bathing to nail trims. If nothing else, you can probably stretch out time between professional grooming for highmaintenance pets with some at-home care. Check your library for grooming guides and home in on breed-specific tips with an Internet search. And dont forget the value of bartering: Ask about trading goods and services for your pets needs. Poison-proof your home. Go through your home with an eye toward possible hazards. From food hazards such as raisins, Xylitol-sweetened goodies and chocolate to houseplants such as lilies, many poisoning risks can be prevented just by removing them. Both over-the-counter and prescrip-BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicatetion medications are also a danger, and these are best dealt with by putting them behind cupboard doors. (The ASPCAs Animal Poison Control Center offers information on all toxic risks to your pet at ASPCA.org/APCC.) Dont neglect preventive pet care. Vaccinations are no longer recommended annually for most dogs and cats, but thats not a good reason to skip your pets yearly vet check twice a year is recommended for senior pets. These well-pet examinations can spot little problems before they become expensive ones. Dont be shy about asking your veterinarian to work with you on keeping costs down. For example, ask your veterinarian to give you prescriptions for medications to be filled elsewhere or to match prices. Comparison shopping for medications may offer considerable savings, especially if theres a generic equivalent available. We also recommend looking into pet health insurance, because no pet lover wants to say no to a pet who can be saved because the money isnt there for the care. Because plans differ, do your research before buying to make sure the most likely health problems of your pet are covered. c ations are n ge r, an d bes t ith ng n d r d >>Deisel is a neutered German shepherd and Labrador retriever mix. Hes a little more than 2 years old. >>Hon is a 1-year-old female pit bull. >>Foxy is a female pit bull whos about 18 months old. >>Sugar is a sweet female brindle Labrador retriever mix whos about 1 year old.Subscribe now and youll get 52 issues of the most comprehensive local news coverage, investigative articles, business happenings as well as the latest in real estate trends, dining, social events, the arts and much more. Subscribe. ONLY $2995PER YEAR Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.333.2135
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 NEWS A27 Rx email@example.com Every vehicle of transport that I ride upon is pirate ship. It doesnt matter if it is a car, a bus, a train, a bike, or a long board. What matters is that my presence brings pirate purpose to the journey. My presence names the vessel as irrupting ship a-sail on mutable paths beyond national claim. On such waters even the most insipid happening is the stuff of mythic creation. Come with me: Here I am, sailing along, ever alert for a gift for the likes of you, scanning the appropriately emerging horizon. Suddenly my head snaps left, reflexively following the sight of shiny movement. In free fall dance there is a red and white blaze of sensuous possibility emerging out of my peripheral vision. It catches the gleam of the sun, rolls that blurry blaze, tossing lithe light my way. Into the place of my serious recognition it wafts. I wonder what it will be, what I will be able to give to you. The possibilities are still endless. I am happily seduced, wanting possession. Now I can only think about stopping my own movement long enough to grab this treasure, to be able to hold it close, to know its secrets, to name it. Continuously moving I still strain to see more clearly. Then at one moment the vision crystallizes. Recognition reigns, and my sacred mythically oriented questing (Is MUSINGS it sun god? Or fairy soul? Or inscrutable message?) faces annihilation. I see it, my gift, as an abandoned and empty package, trash blown on the road. My mythic possible has solidified into common litter cast aside Emile Durkheim, French sociologist, wrote that the dichotomy between sacred and profane is the central characteristic of all religion. The sacred things are those set apart, holy, which resonate the unity of the group. The profane (from the Latin pro, before, and fanum, temple) are those things which are mundane, of concern merely to the individual. No goodness or evil is implied in either. The sacred differs from the profane in its universality which confers its overarching import. Mircea Eliade defined myth as the breakthrough of the sacred into the world. Allow me to continue my little story. Feeling a bit like Micky Mouse as befuddled wizards apprentice as well as deeply amused by it all, I stopped to muse. Next to me was parked another vehicle. I felt that wonderful sort of dj vu as I noticed that on the dashboard in the sunlight danced the same red and white numinousness. I began to look more closely, in spite of myself. Would the next defining vision disappoint or redeem?I left my own vehicle, my approach intrepid. I can only describe my state of mind as carnivalesque. Mikhail Bakhtin uses this term to refer to that which subverts and liberates the assumptions of the dominant perspective. I was armed with my sacrality. The profane had no power over me. Litter be blessed. I asked my fellow traveler what is this appearance on his dash board. What is Irruption 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.and danced with the light of my vision and the waves of my pirate road. This hierophany is my gift to you. In the break in of the sacred nothing is stolen. Instead there is gift. Everything acquires fresh identity through participation in the transcendent. We stand profane, before the temple. And then we irrupt into that space, creating image larger, deeper, more beautiful than we ever suspected we could. The pirate journey is never landing. this red and white blaze that refuses to be captured by the cognitive trap, manifesting through me, that threatens naming into the death horror of inherent existence? And my friend began to sing: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare.He smiled: It is Krishna. And indeed it was. Held in the emptiness of a red and white shrine, he was there, right in front of me. It was Krishna: god-child, prankster, divine hero, perfect lover of the gopis. His name means Existence of Bliss. And in this eternal bliss moment the distinctions between sacred and profane were no more. The vision of dancing light made empty litter was now made emptiness of shrine, womb to hold the god image. It was not large enough to hold the song of praise in my heart. Hare, Hare: The song smelled of incense and tasted of sweet honeyed milk
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intricacies of supply and demand and conducting business in a credible and honest fashion is touched upon. Such lessons have provided area youth with great opportunities, some even being interviewed for positions with those executives who taught them. Katie Sproul is one such success story who took Junior Achievement in high school and today serves as vice president of real estate for Barron Collier Companies. The students are pleased with the opportunities that have opened doors for them, Mrs. Stephan said. Proudly, throughout her eight years as president, Mrs. Stephan has seen quite a jump in Junior Achievements student enrollment, going from 1,900 when she started to approximately 9,500 students today. She strives to have the program continually grow with the hope that numbers will double in the next three to five years. I live, eat and breathe this, she says. Being a teacher was fulfilling, but doing this requires a totally different skill set. This affects the lives of thousands of children. Thats the ultimate reward for someone who likes nothing more than seeing a young person gain self-confidence. When you can help a person grow to be the best they can be, when you can give them knowledge, that is such a powerful tool, she says. Of course, this isnt something she achieves on her own. Her committed volunteers help make it happen, which is why Mrs. Stephan is constantly on the lookout for business people who are willing to motivate todays youth. We are always in need of those who are passionate about education, she said. If you are interested in volunteering, call the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida offices at 225-2590. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 There are those who are fortunate enough to not only discover a fulfilling career, but to truly find their lifes calling. Victoria Stephan is one of those lucky few. I always wanted to work with young people, the Florida native says. Teaching was a calling I had. Early in her career, Mrs. Stephan sought satisfaction through traditional methods by teaching sixth and seventh graders at Alva and Cypress Lake middle schools in Fort Myers. I love this age because the kids are really starting to think things through, she explains. But her chosen path soon took her out of the classroom setting and into more indirect educational roles. Her own consulting business, which she operated for nearly four years, specialized in nonprofit management and strategic planning and afforded her the opportunity to publicly speak at various functions. Then there was a short tenure as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House. While her work was fulfilling and still offered opportunities to educate and work with area youth, she was thrilled when Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida called seeking her for the position of president. It was an opportunity to get back into the education field, she says. Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization, inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. With the help of a host of volunteers approximately 375 throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties the organization teaches three essential skills: financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. In her role as president, Mrs. Stephan wants the Southwest Florida chapter to be another component, in addition to the school system, that helps students achieve a higher standard. With increased competition from around the world and the test scores and basic knowledge of United States students slipping, her goal is to improve the existing standards so that educators are once again raising leaders in a global society. I want kids to know that free enterprise is still very viable, she said. Theres a lot of reward for hard work. To accomplish this, Junior Achievement recruits business executives to voluntarily teach in the classroom as well as in after-school programs, starting with students as young as kindergarten and continuing up until 12th graders who are eligible to participate in the CEO Academy. Younger pupils learn how they and their families fit in a free enterprise society as workers, consumers and citizens; older students study economics, finances, international trade and general real life, real world experiences. 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Mr. Lett led the completion of a secondary public offering of TIB Financial Corp. stock in early 2004. Mike Davis has been promoted to SunTrust Bank president for Collier County/ Naples, in addition to his role as area manager overseeing 14 retail branch banking centers in Collier and Lee counties. Mr. Davis is based at the Pelican Bay office of SunTrust. His community involvement includes the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Education Foundation of Collier County, Habitat for Humanity and the March of Dimes. Fabriena Dorgan has been promoted to vice president, executive administration manager for corporate administration for Bank of Florida Corp. She directs corporate and executive administration for the offices of the president/chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief credit officer, director of risk management and director of banking. She also serves as assistant corporate secretary to the board of directors, responsible for the coordination of annual meetings and board events. She also oversees interior design for Bank of Florida financial centers. Ms. Dorgan joined Bank of Florida Corp. in 2004 and holds a ment. Ms. Flick will train students on job search skills and assist them in career planning. She will also conduct presentations and facilitate workshops on market trends and career-related topics. Her background includes working for The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, where she had supervisory and training responsibilities. Tom Scott, president and CEE of Sky Angel, a Naples-based national provider of faith-based and familyfriendly television and radio programming, was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the 2009 NRB Convention and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn., earlier this month. The discussion among industry experts was titled To TV or Not to TV Thats the Question and involved mobile and IPTV technologies within the United States. Edward Lett has retired from TIB Financial Corp. after serving more than 40 years in the banking industry, 20 of which have been in Florida. Mr. Lett will continue to serve the company as a member of the board of directors while retaining the title of vice chairman. Chairman of the Board Thomas Longe succeeded him as CEO in May 2008. Under Kathy Guyitt of DesignTech of Southwest Florida has been named 2008 Remodeler of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association and is the first female to have been so honored by the association. She has been a member of CBIA for seven years and has participated in a number of education and community service programs on behalf of the Sales & Marketing and Remodelers councils. Debra Hayes, general manager for L.J. Hayes Construction, has been awarded the Green Advantage Residential Certification. Kevin Coughlin as joined the staff at Edison State College as dean of student services. He will oversee faculty development, support academic enrollment and ensure effective learning resources are in place and utilized by both students and faculty, and will help develop and assess academic assessment strategies, review and evaluate program performance, and ensure compliance with applicable statutory and accreditation requirements. Mr. Coughlin has more than 14 years of experience in higher education, most recently at the University of South Florida as director of admissions and records. Alison Flick is the new student training and development coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Career Development Services Depart-ON THE MOVE sound advice. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 BUSINESS MEETINGS Lee-Collier Networkers meet for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (Feb. 12) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Point Road; $21 at the door (cash only). The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday of the month (Feb. 24) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance at www.leecolliernet.com. Gulf Coast 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 262-6300 or visit www.gcvf.com. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Hours networking event from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at CNL Bank in Coconut Point (near Best Buy). Please bring plenty of business cards to exchange. Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door for base members and $40 for non-members. Reservations can be at www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com. Enhanced membership levels can call the chamber at 992-2943 for reservations. Florida Gulf Coast University holds the Southwest Florida Financial and Economic Forum from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in the Student Union ballroom. The free program will have presentations by panelists followed by a question-and-answer session. Panelists are: Denny Grimes, president of Denny Grimes & Company real estate; Gary Jackson, director of the Regional Economic Research Institute and assistant professor of economics at FGCU; David Morgan, senior vice president of investments, and Raymond James and Associates manager for Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties; and Ginny Yates, consultant for PrimePlus, the elder-care services division of the CPA firm Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company. Continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.fgcu. edu/cob/wachovia. To pose a question to panelists in advance of the event, contact Daniel Borgia, FGCU professor of finance, at 590-7371 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A workshop on how to set up a business Web site takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Gregory Nelson, chairman of SCORE/Naples, will discuss naming a site, hosting options, design, coding, implementation, search engine optimization and promotion. Mr. Nelson maintains SCOREs Web site at www.scorenaples.org and develops its monthly e-newsletter. Advance registration is $10 and includes a box lunch. Reserve a seat online at www.napleschamber.org (click on Upcoming Events). The Economic Development Council of Collier County, in cooperation with the Small Business Development Center at FGCU, is holding an Introduction to Export workshop from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, THE MOTLEY FOOL Mutual funds may sound perfect, letting you leave your money in the hands of professionals, but consider these things: The majority of stock mutual funds tend to underperform the overall stock market average. Many charge steep loads (sales fees), sometimes topping 5 percent. Even when funds charge a typical 1 or 2 percent annual expense fee, that can significantly hurt your performance. 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Advice from representatives of the Foundation for Financial Planning, the Florida Bar Association, Florida Bankers Association, Consumer Credit Counseling Services Florida and the Department of Financial Services Florida will be presented from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Undergraduate FGCU students will be working alongside association members. Presenters include Terrance Cerullo of the Florida Department of Financial Services, Sandee Rains of Consumer Credit Counseling Services, and attorney Tamsen Nicole Hays. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. members of the planning association will offer the free, one-on-one financial checkups. The one-hour sessions will be provided to the first 100 people who make reservations by calling 223-8108. Now more than ever its imperative that individuals and businesses have solid financial plans, said Scott White, president of the Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida. Unlike previous economic downturns, no one can invest their way out of the current situation. 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Th e Dir ect Selling Womens Alliance Southwest Florida Area Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nonna Regina Italian Restaurant in North Naples. Cost is $5 and does not include lunch. Chapter president is Mindy Idaspe. For more information, call 248-9704 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Capital Wealth Advisors and its af filiated businesses, the Capital Group and the Capital Accounting Group, will present Protecting the Estate, Wealth Preservation and Tax Minimization Strategies, a free seminar at their offices at 787 Fifth Avenue S. on numerous dates this month and in February and March. For more information, call 434-7434.From page B6 Regular meetings of the ABW A Neapolitan Chapter take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton. W omens Network of Collier C ounty, an organization dedicated to helping women grow their businesses, meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Collier Athletic Club. Cost is $22 for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations, e-mail Laurie Nicolas at llhnicolas@ comcast.net. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. Goal Set ters Business Network Int ernational holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. For information, call Lola Moore at 398-3006 or Kelly Salmons at 597-0787. T he Zonta Club of Naples holds busines s luncheon meetings beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Naples. To make a luncheon reservation, call Sally Sitta at 262-1283. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 The 2009 Bonita/Estero Market Pulse conference will feature Bradley Hunter, Michael Timmerman and Jim Garinger discussing trends in area residential and commercial real estate and delivering economic forecasts based on their research. Mr. Hunter is the director of Metrostudys South Florida division. A member of the Urban Land Institute, he also serves on the Housing Market Forecast Panel for the Housing Market Report, a national newsletter.As a senior manager at Fishkind and Associates, Mr. Timmerman manages consulting assignments throughout the southeast. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, valuation and geo-spatial analysis of a broad spectrum of residential and commercial properties.Mr. Garinger, principal and managing director in the Fort Myers office of Colliers Arnold, has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate with expertise in investment properties and land sales The annual Bonita/Estero Market Pulse is sponsored by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. Tickets to the 2009 conference, which takes place Tuesday, March 24, at Three Oaks Banquet and Conference Center in Estero, are $45 per person or $450 for up to 10 people; after March 17, tickets are $50 per person. Admission includes breakfast, which begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program from 8-10 a.m. For reservations and more information, call 992-2943 or visit www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com Miromar Lakes introduces three new model homeReserve your seat for 2009 Bonita/Estero Market PulseSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Three new models have opened in the Porto Romano neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club: the Serenus, the Flora and the Bonaventura. Porto Romano is a gated enclave surrounded by the Miromar Lakes golf course. Each of the three floor plan choices at Porto Romano is a one-story residence with a two-car garage. With 1,800 square feet, the Flora has two bedrooms, a den/third bedroom option, two bathrooms and an optional pool bath. The Bonaventura encompasses 2,349 square feet and has two bedrooms, a den, a second den/living room, a family room, two bathrooms plus an optional pool bath; one of the dens offers the option of being a third bedroom with a third full bathroom. The Serenus has two bedrooms, a den, family room, two full bathrooms, a powder bath and an optional pool bath; the den can be converted to a third bedroom with a third full bathroom in lieu of the powder bath. The Serenus has 2,400 square feet. Homes in Porto Romano are being built by Benderson Development Company. Each home features granite or Silestone kitchen countertops, energy-efficient Frigidaire appliances, raised panel interior doors, rounded drywall corners and hand-set tile flooring in the foyer, kitchen, caf, laundry room and bath. The master baths include a Roman tub, a separate shower and Corian countertops. Exterior features include a brick paver driveway, concrete roof tile, decorative banding and stucco trim, plus numerous energy-saving, safety and convenience features. Porto Romano single-family villas are priced from $474,000. For more information about Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, call the sales center at 425-2340 or visit www.MiromarLakes.com. The Serenus The FloraThe BonaventuraCOURTESY PHOTOS Take Advantage of $0 Down/$0 Closing Costs*DIRECTIONS TO COMMUNITY: From I-75 exit on Immokalee Road east-bound approx. 9 miles. Turn right at the light at Randall Blvd. ( rst light after Wilson Blvd.) continue east to the entrance of Valencia Golf and Country Club. Follow the signs to the sales o ce. Visit D.R. Hortons Valencia Golf & Country Club o Randall Blvd. and Immokalee Road to learn why more families choose D.R. Horton than any other company to build their home.Single Family Homes from $194,990 Estate Homes from $274,990*Broker Participation Welcome. Prices/speci cations, incentives and availability subject to change without notice. Loan through USDA program with 0% down payment; seller will contribute to lender allowable closing and prepaid amounts; 6.75% Interest Rate; 6.916% APR and 360 month xed term. Other payments are based on speci c prices for speci c units within the community and are not available on all units. Payment amount is for principal, interest, taxes, and homeowners insurance. Interest rates may vary. Customer must qualify and all terms are subject to change. DHI Mortgage Ltd. Fl. Correspondent Mortgage Lender License CLB0700623. Please see your New Home Consultant for details. (c) 2008 D.R. Horton, Inc. All rights reserved. DHI Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender. drhorton.com (239) 354-0243Ahead in Design. Above in Craftmanship. Alone in Value. Thats D.R. Horton Its never been a better time to buy than now! 1,827 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage$222,990 $244,0202,046 A/C sq. ft., 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage LA PALMA1,827 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage$222,990 SOLD1,827 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage DEVON1,827 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage$222,990 SOLD2,423 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, den, 2 car garage, estate sized lot Lot 79/1A Lot 89/2 Lot 97/2 CASSIANO1,827 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage$222,990 TORINO$453,735Lot 57/1A4,377 A/C sq. ft., 2 story, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, bonus room, 3 car garage, estate sized lot
Just Because the Rest of the World is on Pause...DOESNT MEAN YOUR LIFE SHOULD BE. Private Beach Club Audubon SignatureChampionship Dye Golf Course Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities Featuring Cybex Equipment Formal & Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community Adjacent to Upscale Coconut PointEasy Access to Southwest Florida International Airport New Improved Pricing from the $300s No Negotiating NecessaryABSOLUTELY. POSITIVELY. WITHOUT A DOUBT . THE BEST BEACH & GOLF VALUE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Sales Oce located on US 41, across from Coconut Point. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY H AS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ESTERO BAY
Antonacci Design Robb & Stucky Collins & DuPontOBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS 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 A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. RIHA Design Group UPTOWN RESIDENCES FROM THE $500s 239.594.9400MercatoNaples.com Whole Foods Market The Capital Grille Books a Million Coldwater Creek Sur la table Jos. A. Bank McCormick & Schmicks Seafood SignaturesNew retailers opening soon! AZN Azian Cuisine Blue Martini Bravo! Cucina Italiana Gigis Childrens Boutique Piola Famosi Per La Pizza Silverspot (11-screen theater) Stage Deli Swim n Sport The Pub Z GallerieTHE FUN BEGINS EXPERIENCE Vanderbilt Beach RoadU.S. 41 Sales Center NEW DESIGNER FURNISHED MODELS BY APPOINTMENT ONLYSNEAK PREVIEW9AM-5PM Daily 10AM-5PM Sunday
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 BUSINESS B15 Completely Private Residence 2 Bedrooms (split) 2 Bathrooms Oversized 2 Car Garage Updated Gourmet Kitchen 1900 Sq. ft. AC. Mexican Tile Floors Skylights Clearstory Windows 2 Sided Fireplace Flowering Plants Fruit Trees $795,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Tierra Mar Courtyard Home in Pelican Bay 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 ..................................$1150Furnished Annuals from $1150 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSDunes/Grand Excelsior .....................$5000 Old Naples/Cambier Place .................$3500 Park Shore Beach/Solamar ................$2500 Kensington/Wellington Place ............$2300 Park Shore/Imperial Club .................$2200 Tiburon/Castillo ...............................$2200 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 Lake View Pines ...............................$1200 Tarpon Cove ....................................$1100 Wiltshire Lakes ................................$1100 Imperial .................................... from $1075 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000Furnished Annuals from $1000 UNFURNISHED HOUSESPark Shore .....................................$12000 Moorings ........................................$10000 Port Royal ........................................$7000 North Naples/Oaks Blvd ...................$5000 Mediterra/Villalago ...........................$3500 Royal Harbor ............................ from $3500 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 Andalucia .........................................$2100 Lakeside ...........................................$1450 publicity and outreach activities. Were looking to reduce expenses wherever we can, said Mr. Levy. In Fort Myers, marketing efforts are expanding at The Edison & Ford Winter Estates. We continue to reinforce our relationship with the Lee County Tourism Bureau and Visit Florida to maximize national and international marketing, said Chris Pendleton, President and CEO of the Estates. A partnership with area hotels offers ticket packages to guests who want to visit the property, and the Estates are also collaborating with Lee County public schools to encourage family visits at free or reduced rates. The historic homes will also be open during the evenings of all the Boston Red Sox afternoon spring training games. At the Collier County Museum, Manager Ron Jamro said currently things couldnt be better. But whats to come is another story. The county museum is funded through tourist taxes and thats the part of the economy were most concerned with, Mr. Jamro said. What Im hearing is that we should brace ourselves for about a 10 percent decrease this fiscal year in tourist revenue. But no one really knows, he added. Its crystal ball time. Will tourists come or will they not? The Holocaust Museum also relies heavily on visitors from outside the area, Mr. Levy said, which is why the museum is stepping up advertising efforts outside Southwest Florida. Make do on a shoestringBudget cuts are a way of life for many museums, including the Collier County Museum, said Mr. Jamro. Were used to doing things with the bare essentials. The whole operation is geared for lean budgets, he explained. Were used to hardship. For the first 15 years of its existence, he added, the museum operated on less than $200,000 a year. Collier County currently operates four museums; a fifth a historical museum on Marco Island is scheduled to open in October, according to Mr. Jamro. Other area museums are more than optimistic for them, business is booming. Anne Cull, curator of the Cape Coral Historical Museum, reported a slight drop in visitors and gift shop sales before the holidays. But after and since the opening of a new building business has steadily improved, she said. She attributes this success to the expansion and publicity. The Naples Museum of Art at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts has also managed to flourish in tough times. Revenue has gone up. Turnout has gone up. Publicity has gone up, said Myra Daniels, President and CEO of the museum. In tough times, Mrs. Daniels added, Its up to the museums to grab people into them. The smaller groups may not make it. This will separate the strong from the weak. Mrs. Daniels attributes the Naples Museum of Arts success in part to the high caliber talent of exhibition artists and guests at the museum. But overall, she cant fully explain it. I cant really tell you how we do it. We just work hard, she said. She also acknowledged the lack of competition for an art museum in Naples. Were the only ones around. Moreover, private funds make up the majority of museum support. And the community of Naples continues to contribute to private funds for museums. In 2010, the city will become home to a new museum. CMon, the 30,000-square-foot Childrens Museum of Naples has been in the works for seven years and will be funded mostly from private donors. COURTESY PHOTO The Mexican Exhibit at the Naples Museum of ArtMUSEUMFrom page 1
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premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM AQUALANE SHORES tContemporary gourmet kitchen with center island. Bamboo oors, vaulted ceilings, replace, tiled pool. Just 3 blocks to the beach and 2 blocks to shops and dining on 3rd St. $3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894AQUALANE SHORES tOne-of-a-kind property with 180 ft. of panoramic Bay views! This extraordinary property offers three bedrooms, four baths, a cut-in boat slip, and a large pool. $4,850,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752AQUALANE SHORES tViews of Naples Bay. No bridges to Gulf. Five bedrooms, den and media room. Pool, three-car garage, and two boat lifts. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, six bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. Four blocks to the beach, shopping and dining. $5,900,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES tUnder construction home, 4200+ SF of living area, four bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath. Blocks to beach. Five-car garage, heated pool/spa. $3,195,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231AQUALANE SHORES tCypress walls, three bedrooms, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water. $3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded/remodeled in 1995 with three bedrooms plus ofce. Pool/spa and summer kitchen, 660 SF boat house. $3,366,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080WINDSTAR tArchitectural gem with 4 bedrooms plus a den. Balconies and terraces off several rooms. 70 boat dock and Gulf access in minutes. $3,495,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 ROYAL HARBOR tBrand new! Fabulous quality and attention to detail with an open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, four bedrooms plus den, a two-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $2,795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AQUALANE SHORES tExpanded lot with approximately 167 ft. of waterfront and a cut-in boat slip! 58x195x167x136 site with Direct Gulf access. Older home on property. $2,895,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES 625 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM #PH-301 tRarely available penthouse, right on 5th Ave. in the heart of Naples. Wood and marble ooring, marble baths, volume ceilings. Building with 24-hour security. $1,839,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool, oversized garage and summer kitchen. $1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond. Beautiful furnishings. $2,250,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA tNewly renovated. A private elevator, master retreat with replace, sitting room with balcony, media room, and more. Courtyard with pool, outdoor kitchen and replace $2,395,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OLD NAPLES tA classic Old Naples cottage located two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely three bedroom, two bath home offered as-is. $1,695,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529OLD NAPLES CHATHAM PLACE #9 tSophisticated, spacious and elegant, 3-story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Yard, splash pool, marble and granite, two-car garage. $1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES tTropical gardens, Koi pond and Balinese orchid house grace the grounds. Fourth bedroom has outside access. Private one-of-a-kind setting just blocks from the beach! $1,750,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES tNew waterfront home with direct Naples Bay and Gulf access. Three bedrooms plus den, heated pool/spa, outdoor kitchen, 3-car garage, and 58 dock. $1,750,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES VARESE #1601 tCustom, like new three bedroom, three bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal. $1,050,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE tBeautiful 90x158 lot 6 blocks to the beach. All new landscaping and the pool has been totally restored. Being sold as is. Elevation (13.1), survey available. $1,080,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091ROYAL HARBOR tDirect access, 142 seawall, concrete tile roof, four bedrooms, three baths. Large dock accommodates large vessel; two boat lifts. $1,395,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON 3RD tQuiet, sunny, and private location with treetop views. Tropical grounds surround pool/spa. Large Florida Room, three bedroom plus den residence. $1,695,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OLD NAPLES COLONNADE ON 5TH #304 tSpacious and lovely oor plan with two master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES #D-201 tCustom-painted 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath spacious oor plan. Breathtaking water views. Marble and wood oors. Private elevator entrance and 2-car garage. $2,750,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 Single Family Homes 1700 3rd Street SouthWell-located and updated 3 bedroom cottage 3 blocks to the beach. Deep lot (165). Large pool deck. Furnished. $1,825,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Condominiums/Villas REDUAQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished. NOW $799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 REDUCED Lots 848 21st Court SouthLot offers 265 of water frontage, 100 on Naples Bay and 155 deep into Egret Channel. Boathouse and cut-in slip. $4,550,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approx. 80 dock, covered slip and boat house. $2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Condominiums/Villas SHADOWMOSS 350 3rd Avenue SouthThis 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler. $1,275,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 REDUBAYPORT VILLAGE 875 9th Avenue South #PH-301Penthouse with 3 bedrooms plus den and poolside cabana. Granite, marble, wood oors, private elevator. Pet friendly. NOW $999,000 | Tom McCarthy/Isabelle Edwards | 434-2424 REDUCED REDUVILLAS RAVELLO 842 9th Avenue South #105Private tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, 2 bedrooms plus den. Walk to 5th Ave. NOW $895,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513 REDUCEDTHE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy. $529,900 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424NEAPOLITAN CLUB 900 8th Avenue South #301This 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is within walking distance to everything. Furnished and move-in ready. $399,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAGE GREEN JASMINE CLUB 670 Broad Avenue South #J-670Masterfully redone 2 bedroom, 2 bath! Enlarged kitchen, quartz stone countertops, transformed baths; 55+ building. $389,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455NAPLES LARCHMONT 311 6th Street SouthTastefully decorated and renovated, this 2 bedroom hideaway has new tile, appliances, granite kitchen counters. $269,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 Lots PAR LA VILLE 355 4th Avenue SouthMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches. $3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741205 South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Ave. S. and 3rd St. S. $2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089481 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. Steps to Gulf. Plans for a 4 bedroom Stofft Cooney design available. $2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529663 11th Avenue SouthBeautiful homesite close to marina, restaurants and shops. Two alleyways for a exible homesite, survey available. $999,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 REDU751 11th Avenue SouthAmazing centrally located residential lot in the heart of Old Naples. Lot size 67x 150 with alley access! NOW $900,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 REDUCEDSEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60-foot nger prier. Walk to downtown. $425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-86542035 Wahoo CourtOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances. $1,799,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-09491571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard. $797,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock. $459,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654 REDUFOUR WINDS 1240 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C. NOW $419,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654 REDUCEDQUARTERDECK 1504 Blue Point AvenueRecently renovated 2 bedroom with boat dock and no bridges to Gulf. New kitchen and granite counters, and designer tile. $369,000 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538SANDPIPER WEST 1625 Chesapeake Avenue #204Western facing lanai overlooking pool and boat dock. Two bedroom waterfront condominium with views of waterway. $225,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 WINDSTARMARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright and light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den with double garage and lanai. $409,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 #C-204 Brand new 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath overlooking marina and restaurants. Granite kitchen, gas cooktop, private elevator, marble bath. $1,445,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES tLuxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-211 Latest fun-lled resort surrounds a 97-slip marina with charter boat services. Distinct 3 bedroom; A/C 2-car garage. $1,845,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, bay/marina views and private foyer entry with elevator Gourmet kitchen and 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/T ade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath waterfront home. Resort living with every imaginable amenity Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | W endy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, marble entry wood oors, 10 ceilings, crown mouldings and expansive balconies. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/T ade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#5404 Comfortable living is enjoyed in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, furnished tastefully. $674,500 | Jan Martindale | 869-0360 #2304 V ery stylish and well-maintained 2 bedroom. Offered furnished. $609,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #2202 T wo bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $435,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. T en-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $525,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. Turnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGESBrand new! Enjoy all the amenities of the only 4-star resort in Old Naples, 15,000 SF clubhouse, tness center, resort-style pool and more. Weekly rental policy. Minutes to the beach.#D-205 Professionally decorated and furnished two bedroom, two bath residence. $699,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 #I-102 T astefully turnkey furnished rst oor cottage home. $650,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 #E-205 New construction! T urnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with over 1,400 SF $599,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 #J-104 Fully furnished with the developer luxury hotel-style rental package. $495,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 #E-203 A rare opportunity to own this 3 bedroom furnished residence. $890,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #244Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and S exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month. $895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 AQUALANE SHORES ROYAL HARBOR ROYAL HARBOR AREA OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES Lots Condominiums/Villas NEWLISTING
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VANDERBILT BEACH THE VANDERBILT t#PH-02 Spectacular views of Gulf, waterways and all the way to Sanibel. Rooftop patio with spa, outdoor movie theater and summer kitchen. $4,200,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731PARK SHORE REGENT tEstate Six South Spectacular beachfront condominium with 1st class amenities. Five full bedrooms includes a private guest cottage. Upscale amenities. $6,500,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973GULF SHORE BLVD. SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and Walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331MARCO ISLAND MADEIRA t#PH-202 Beachfront penthouse with 6,500+ SF of living area. Gulf, beach and island vistas from 2,140 SF of multiple terraces. $7,495,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 MOORINGS SANCERRE t#703 Private seaside residence overlooks Gulf. Polished marble salon with replace, high-tech den, morning bar in master. Intimate setting. $3,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GORDONDRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, and sitting area complete with replace. $3,650,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423114THAVENUESOUTH tExquisite 2-story, four bedroom with an den/ofce boasts 4,110 SF A/C. Quality craftsmanship throughout. Summer kitchen. $3,695,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089415THAVENUESOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! Four bedroom plus den, ve full and one half-bath Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace and pool/spa. $3,797,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BAY COLONY BRIGHTON t#1704 This much sought-after residence features three bedrooms, three baths, marble oors, custom built-ins and electric storm shutters. $3,295,000 Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494 CENTRALAVENUE tTotally renovated. French limestone oors, kitchen and bathrooms feature marble and onyx tops. Security system and pool. $2,850,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-567814THAVENUESOUTH tWalk to beaches and Naples Yacht Club. Charming with four bedrooms including furnished guest suite over garage. Pool. $2,990,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329GARDEN TERRACE tSoon-to-begin new construction on a tree-lined street just steps from the beach. Each villa has a private pool/spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741LAKEVIEW TERRACE tCustom 5 bedroom plus den home. Volume ceilings, maple oors, granite and stone oors, private pool and summer kitchen. $3,100,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 14THAVENUESOUTH tViews of Crayton Cove and Bay! New Caribbean architecture, 4 bedrooms, den, pool/spa, summer kitchen and 3-car garage. $2,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 VILLAS ESCALANTE t#C-6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,495,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420SANDY CAY tClose to beach and 5th Avenue shops. Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with family room, private elevator, replace, and built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-24243RDSTREETNORTH tPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house. Close to the beach, Old Naples and the Beach Club Resort. $1,800,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329 PARK SHORE ARIA t#803 The perfect view of both beach and bay views! This residence has three bedrooms, three full baths and a natural gas replace. $2,675,000 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea/Bette Helms | 261-6161 NEW LISTING GULFSHOREBLVD.NORTH tA unique, secluded, over acre site, on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing 3 bedroom cottage surrounded by landscaping. Just steps to the beach. $2,495,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584 CAPE MARCO BELIZE t#2107 Stunning 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath with over 3,844 square feet of living area. Furnished. Views of the Gulf. Beautiful beachfront building. $2,298,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133COQUINA SANDS VIA DELFINO t#301 On the beach location and renovated with European craftsmanship. Gourmet kitchen, complete with a wine storage area, exquisite nishes. $2,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 5THAVENUESOUTH tRoomy, nicely updated three bedroom, three bath home with writers retreat. Pool/spa area, and replace. Open air balcony. $2,000,000 | Karen Coney Coplin/Lodge McKee | 434-2424PALMCIRCLEWEST tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, three bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Professionally decorated and furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091ORCHID PLACE tOnly one remaining! Perfectly located, two blocks to 5th Avenue South and three blocks to beach. Patio area with private pool. $2,295,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 Single Family Homes REDU483 Palm Circle WestCustom-built home with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool. NOW $1,999,990 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 REDUCEDRIDGE LAKE 659 Palm Circle EastFabulous lake view! Remodeled 3 bedroom! New kitchen, baths, windows and roof. Two-car garage. Blocks to the beach. $1,749,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 482 Broad Avenue South #482Southern exposure, Brazilian hardwood oors. oor areas. Guest suite is completely private. Beach convenient. $289,900 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 Condominiums/Villas 364 2nd Avenue SouthSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen. $2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 NEW LISTINGSUNTIDE ON TENTH 653 10th Avenue SouthLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor. $675,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894WHARFSIDE 830 River Point Drive #4Updated townhouse directly on Naples Bay with 30 dock. New granite counters, stainless appliances, and fresh paint. $599,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed. $459,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 REDUTOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd Street South #102Updated getaway, 2 bedroom, 2 bath only 2.5 blocks to beach, steps to 3rd St. shops and dinning; blocks to 5th Ave. NOW $415,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 REDUCEDVILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 436 Broad Avenue South #H-436Total renovation and furnished like a model! This 2 bedroom boasts crown moulding, new appliances and granite counters. $315,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444CASTLETON GARDENS 980 7th Avenue South #102Only blocks to beach, shopping and ne dinning. Wonderful courtyard building, pool and recreation area. Move right in. $249,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 462 Broad Avenue South #462Southern exposure! New carpet, kitchen tile and appliances. Electric storm shutters. Close to pool and 3rd Street South. $245,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Lots 175 South Lake DriveSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering. $3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-01193RD AVENUE SOUTH 658 3rd Avenue SouthVacant and ready to develop up to 6 residential condominiums in Old Naples. West of 41 and 5 blocks from the beach. $2,950,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301115 5th Avenue SouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation. $2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-6342690 13th Avenue SouthBuild new on corner homesite with southern exposure. Close to Naples Yacht Club, access to Bay and Gulf-no bridges. $1,195,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 4THSTREETSOUTH tThis Florida cottage offers three bedrooms plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach. $1,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423111THAVENUESOUTH tA signicant contributing structure in the Old Naples National Register Historic District. Two-story cottage; heart pine oors, and guest house. $1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-24247THSTREETSOUTH tExpansive two-story living room, wraparound porch, oak ooring throughout, three bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,895,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 780 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM t#307 This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished. $1,150,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-616113THAVENUESOUTH tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining and shopping. $1,528,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-45291STAVENUENORTH tCharming Old Florida-style residence features three bedrooms plus den with sunny screened lanai with heated tropical pool. $1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES PETTIT SQUARE t#F Renovated inside and out, 1,640+ total sq. ft. home is the only three bedroom. Marble oors, open great room plan. $889,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091OLD NAPLES VILLA tOver 2,100 square feet of living area, three bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach. $1,150,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/Villas Condominiums/VillasLUXURY BEACHFRONT LIVING CHATHAM PLACE 338 8th Avenue South #5Three blocks to beach. Nestled by interior fountain. Located in Old Naples in the community of only 16 residences. $1,984,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420CATELENA 306 6th Avenue SouthLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed. $1,390,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Ave. S. #314This tropical luxury resort is nestled in a waterfront setting on Naples Bay. Southern exposure with marina view. $829,900 | Fred Alter | 269-4123
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 12-18, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 5 38 40 39 3 13 19 18 20 17 8 37 30 31 29 26 15 27 28 33 36 35 34 32 25 24 9 6 4 21 14 22 23 16 7 1 2 10 12 11>$200,0001 Eagle Creek 166 Cypress View Dive Priced at $249,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 2 Berkshire Lakes 812 Belville Blvd Priced at $295,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787>$500,000 3 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $500s Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800719-5136 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-4>$600,0004 Castillo at Tiburon 2874 Castillo Court, Unit 101 $619,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 5 PELICAN MARSH OSPREY POINTE 9024 Whimbrel Watch Lane #202 $659,000 Premier Properties Tom Mc Carthy 243-5520>$700,000 6 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East From $700,000 Premier Properties Call 643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 7 BONITA BAY SANCTUARY 4285 Sanctuary Way $789,500 Premier Properties Cathy/ Jim McCormick 850-4278 8 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 $795,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 9 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB 435 Dockside Dr $795,000-$1,749,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 >$800,000 10 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s. Premier Properties Call 800-3113622. Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 11 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2205 Imperial Golf Course Blvd $850,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 12 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Realtors Margaret Hutchison 239272-7000>$900,000 13 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW 7685 Mulberry Lane $949,000 Premier Properties ML Meade 293-4851 bring ad to gate>$1,000,00014 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,890,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Models Open Daily 15 MEDITERRA VILLALAGO 18132 Lagos Way $1,195,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 16 PELICAN BAY BRIDGE WAY VILLAS 667 Bridgeway Lane #135 $1,195,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 17 BONITA BAY MIRA LAGO 26250 Mira Way $1,249,000 Premier Properties Harriet Harnar 273-5443 18 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1206 $1,250,000 Premier Properties Polly Himmel 290-3910 19 Ventanas at Tiburon 2748 Tiburon Boulevard, Unit C-503 and Unit C-103 1,275,000 to 499,900 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 20 Royal Harbor 1409 Dolphin Road $1,299,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 21 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 122 Edgemere Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedWay South $1,375,000 Premier Properties Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 22 VINEYARDS TERRACINA 426 Terracina Court $1,445,000 Premier Properties Ted Dudley 860-2498 23 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 24 PARK SHORE MERIDIAN CLUB 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #PH4 $1,649,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 269-2203 25 OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON 3RD 319 7th Avenue South $1,695,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304 26 Serafina at Tiburon 2880 Tiburon Boulevard $1,789,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 239-404-7787 27 MEDITERRA BELLEZZA 14858 Bellezza Lane $1,800,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266 28 AQUALANE SHORES 1700 3rd Street South $1,825,000 Premier Properties Randy Wilson 450-9091>$2,000,000 29 MOORINGS 2999 Crayton Road $2,095,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 30 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace $2,172,060 Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301. Sat. Sun. 1-4 31 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. Call agent for entry 32 OLD NAPLES 693 14th Avenue South $2,795,000 Premier Properties Bob Sullivan 961-1678 33 ROYAL HARBOR 2220 Snook Drive $2,795,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 34 PARK SHORE 646 Parkview Lane $2,850,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 35 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>$3,000,00036 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 222 Channel Drive $3,200,000 Premier Properties Roya Nouhi 290-9111 37 ROYAL HARBOR 2645 Tarpon Road $3,366,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 250-4140 38 PORT ROYAL 999 Spyglass Lane $3,750,000 Premier Properties Ty Smith 398-9517 39 MEDITERRA PADOVA 15139 Brolio Lane $3,795,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$6,000,000 40 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $6,495,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PARK SHORE, MOORINGS & SURROUNDS PARK SHORE On Venetian Bay with 165 on the water. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 28 ceiling, replace, koi ponds and dock. $5,475,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE Fountains grace entry of this 4 bedroom plus den two-level home. Overlooks bay. Leisure room, ofce, studio, pool/spa, dock. $5,495,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE Bay views from this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath with 2 masters, spacious kitchen and great lanai with kitchen, pool/spa and 80 dock. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE New construction home on Venetian Bay. Four bedrooms, library, game room, study, heated pool/spa, dock/hoist. $5,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS Waterfront 4 bedroom home plus den and game room; over 6,700 SF under air; 4-car garage, sound & security systems, pool and spa. $6,495,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS An incredible waterfront homesite. Three bedroom plus den home with Bay views. No bridges to the Gulf. $3,650,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDS Nestled lakefront 5 blocks to Gulf. Gourmet kitchen, impact glass on windows; innityedge pool with spa. $3,450,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 PARK SHORE 646 Parkview Lane Reminiscent of a French Chteau. Sophisticated details, 4 bedroom plus den in a Feng Shui plan. $2,850,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MOORINGS Ground level master, den, 3 bedroom suites upstairs. Cypress bead board ceilings, 3-car garage, 66 heated pool. $2,475,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 PARK SHORE Spectacular home with four en-suite bedrooms plus den, half-bath, replace, kitchen/family room. Heated pool/ spa. $2,430,000 Michael Lawler/Vickie Larscheid | 571-3939 PARK SHORE Waterfront property on Venetian Bay offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great views, and Gulf access. Large screened pool. $1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 SEAGATE WOW! The most spectacular view creating a feeling of total security. Four bedrooms, 3 baths, 2900 SF of living area. $1,995,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PARK SHORE PIEDMONT CLUB #204 Finely appointed 3 bedroom with wide western bay views! Turnkey furnished. Intimate complex with bayside pool. NOW $775,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 REDUCED PARK SHORE VILLAS OF PARK SHORE 4032 Crayton Road Furnished villa with large oor plan, 2 bedrooms upstairs and master on main level. Two-car garage. $725,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS #342 Boat dock #23 included! Water views from this 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath top-oor furnished residence. $699,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 PARK SHORE COLONADE Delightful villa featuring architectural details such as 10 ceilings, bay windows and 8 doors! Marble ooring. $675,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 MOORINGS Four bedroom, 3 bath modied Rutenberg Islander II, pool and oversized, walled yard. Brick paver courtyard. $635,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #3D Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished residence has wonderful bay views. Stroll to Venetian Village. $545,000 Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MOORINGS COMMODORE CLUB #402 Serene Bay views from screened/ glassed lanai. Remodeled kitchen and living areas. Deeded boat dock with Gulf access. $545,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 PARK SHORE JACARANDA #20 West of US 41, 2240 square feet under air, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 full baths. Granite kitchen countertops. $419,000Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 NEW LISTING PARK SHORE Sparkling water views! Elegant home built in 2006. Negative-edge pool; 50 dock/lift. Saturnia and mahogany oors. $4,490,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170 PARK SHORE Five bedroom plus den custom-built waterfront home features marble ooring, elevator, innity pool and spa. $4,295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PARK SHORE This expansive 2 story home offers 5 bedrooms plus den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage and a sizable pool. Boat dock & lift. $4,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS 265 Springline Drive Overlooking Compass Cove. Boat lift on bay, sea wall and Gulf access. Negative-edge pool/spa, dream kitchen. $3,695,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive Luxuriously appointed waterfront villas offer exquisite views from multiple balconies overlooking Moorings Bay and include gourmet kitchen, private pool/spa and deeded boat slips.From $3,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE New construction courtyard home with 3,940 SF A/C, 4 bedrooms, study, 4 baths including guest cabana; 3-car garage. $2,195,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS Five bedrooms plus den, 5 full baths, 2 half-baths. Home theatre with full bar. Space over the three-car garage. $2,195,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE Three bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths, and pool. Chefs kitchen. Outdoor screened living room with summer kitchen. $2,149,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 MOORINGS 2999 Crayton Road New construction! Old Florida-style 4 bedroom plus den home with 2-story living room. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009Third on Canvas Painters pack their palettes and make the sidewalk their studio. C5 WEEK at-a-glance Forty-five works in classical and contemporary realism styles by artists from around the world are on display this month as The Weatherburn Gallery at Bayfront Place hosts the fourth annual Juried Exhibition of the International Guild of Realism. The show is the largest of its kind to be held in the United States during 2009, according to Larry Charles, an IGOR charter member and coordinator of the Weatherburn event. It is the first IGOR juried exhibition to be held in Florida. For many of the artists from overseas, this is the first exposure of their work in the United States and an important step in their careers, Mr. Charles says.Get realismWeatherburn Gallery hosts Florida debut of guilds juried exhibitionSEE REALISM, C23 Vino adventuresA world of experiences awaits wine-loving travelers. C26 Nothing missing from DVD In Changeling, Angelina Jolie gives a compelling performance as a mother whose son disappears. C11 Alone Together at the Rep Florida Repertory Theatres latest show filled with meaning for empty nesters. C8 GoldasBALCONY Goldas Balcony plays one night only at the Phil, Feb. 15. C4>>inside:COURTESY PHOTOTovah Feldshuh portrays Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in Goldas Balcony at the Phil.One-woman show features Broadway star Tovah FeldshuhBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com T TAKES A STRONG ACTRESS TO play a formidable, historic person such as Golda Meir, the fourth prime minister of Israel. But Tovah Feldshuh welcomed the challenge. As she likes to say, shes played many Jewish mothers, but never the head of a state. Shes portrayed Golda Meir in Goldas Balcony, a onewoman show, since 2003, first off-Broadway, at the Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, then on Broadway starting that fall. Her performance garnered Ms. Feldshuh a Drama DeskSEE GOLDAS C4 IFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORTCOURTESY PHOTO Bill Barnes, Dancing Swan, 30x30 oil
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 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 430-1254There has never been a better time to experience the Most Inclusive Luxury Vacation, a Regent Seven Seas Cruise! Alaska Europe The Baltic Asia Pacic Mediterranean Tropics 2 for 1 Savings** Looking for an investment that offers the best return for your money?Invest in Yourself!*Promotions above are offered on select sailings & are subject to availability & restrictions. Free airfare is offered from select cities. In America and the world over, really doctors are accorded a god-like respect. They treat the injured and tend the dying as guardians of hope against deaths final frontier. With all this deifying, though, I think we sometimes forget that doctors are human, too. When my friend Jacob attended medical school, he confessed that the male students worried about their OBGYN rotation. What if we get a really hot girl in the exam room? they asked. Would they be able to swap their natural urges for medical professionalism? In France, I think doctors worry less about this sort of impropriety. When I spent time in Paris under a government teaching contract, I was required to go through an extensive medical exam before receiving my work permit. The most unnerving part involved a topless upper respiratory evaluation. My own was brief and clinical, but my friend Naomi had a different experience. When she exited the changing room and sat in the examination chair, the doctor gave her an approving thumbs up. Nice, he said. After he listened to her lungs and took an x-ray of her bare chest, he handed over his phone number. So far, my own experiences with male doctors have been strictly routine, except for a memorable episode last week. See, I have this unpredictable digestive system, with a stomach that goes on the fritz at random (and inopportune) moments. After more than a decade, Im finally addressing this cranky condition. I performed an extensive Google search and peeked at WebMD, then decided I have an intolerance for fructose (got to love that high fructose corn syrup). With this in mind, I made an appointment with a gastroenterologist, hoping for a quick blood test and a speedy confirmation of my Internet diagnosis. What I got was something, shall we say, entirely more personal. At the appointed time, the nurse led me to an examination room. The doctor will be right in, she said. In just a few minutes, the gastroenterologist arrived. He sat opposite my chair and fired off a succession of probing questions, taking notes as he spoke. Recent weight loss? History of diabetes? Allergic to any medications? After we moved through the list, he closed the file folder and stood. Ill find the nurse for the examination. A woman arrived a few minutes later carrying a paper gown. Youll need to put this on, she said. And take The doctor is in SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSoff everything from the waist down.I backed toward the corner. The waist down? She wrinkled her eyebrows and said it again slowly, adding, For the rectal exam.My hands flew to the back pockets of my jeans, as if to protect that sacred no-mansland. Oh, no, I said. The nurse flushed, perplexed. You dont want the exam? No, I said again, empathically. She left the room, and I sank into a chair and let out the breath Id been holding. I closed my eyes and, when I opened them again, saw what should have been my first clue: an economy-sized tube of lubricant waiting on the counter. I shook my head and offered up a small prayer. Doctors may have godlike powers, but some areas are still off-limits. ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org f rom the r d th e co r do wn ? d h er e y ei t a g ain For s h at a ns I sai d f lushe d, o u dont ? ai d a ga in, e room, and I i r an d l et out t h e h o ld in g I c l ose d wh en I opene d t h em a t should have been a n economy-sized tube w aitin g on the counter. h ead and o ff ered up a D octors ma y have g odu t some areas are still I closed my eyes and, when I opened them again, saw what should have been my first clue: an economy-sized tube of lubricant waiting on the counter. Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 C3 Gulfshore Playhouse is making audiences part of the creative process through a new, two-part educational and interactive experience called On the Scene, starting with the upcoming production of Doubt.On the Scene participants will attend a closed rehearsal of Doubt followed by a luncheon with the actors on Saturday, Feb. 14. They will also receive an official script and a ticket to the Thursday evening, Feb. 19, performance, followed by a talk-back session with the cast and creative team. Cost to be On the Scene is $75; participants will also be entitled to a 10 percent discount on tickets for additional guests at the sneak preview.We are so delighted to bring this special inside look at the world of theater to our community, says Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse founding artistic director, who also directs Doubt.This show is such a thought-provoking piece, and the cast is an amazing mix of Broadway vets and regional favorites, Ms. Coury adds. On the Scene provides a rare opportunity to meet Broad-On the Scene offers a closer look at Doubtway actors face-toface, ask questions of the creative team and really experience theater from the inside out, she says. Doubt is a Pulitzer Prizeand Tony Award-winning drama by John Patrick Shanley. Set in a parochial school in the Bronx in 1964, it is a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priests behavior. The cast features Broadway veterans Alan Campbell (last seen in Gulfshore Playhouses Oleanna) and Dale Soules. Rounding out the cast are Elizabeth A. Davis and Patricia Idlette. Enrollment for On the Scene is still open. Call 566-8394. Doubt will be presented at the Norris Center in downtown Naples from Feb. 18 through March 1. Tickets start at $30 and are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Fr e e e e d d ri n n n k f f or t t h e e la d d ies Happy Hour: $10 Mojito & Rita Pitchers Price Pizza 5p-10p www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Live Music Karaoke www.CollierCountyFair.com Collier County Fair February 5 -15, 2009 HOLLYWOOD A FAIR Sponsored by:ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTSWIN A $25,000.00 SCHOLARSHIPGo to the fair on February 6, 2009 and enter for a chance to participate in the scholarship give away. For details and see how to qualify visit the fairs website.GENERAL ADMISSION MegaPass available at all Walgreens stores in Collier and Lee Counties also at Es County Stores, Dougs Buy Rite, participating Florida Community Banks and at the Collier County Fair Of ce. Only $20.00 includes unlimited carnival rides and free admission. For use any one day of the fair including weekends.Last day of sale Thursday, February 5th.
Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Play. With 493 performances she also broke the record for having the longest onewoman show in the history of Broadway. (Lily Tomlin in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe previously held the record, with 391 performances.) Then in the summer of 2008, Ms. Feldshuh had a London run for eight weeks, playing in the West End. On Sunday, Feb. 15, shell reprise her role at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. (Tickets are $64.) It absolutely resonates with me, its a wonderful part, Ms. Feldshuh exclaims. I believe that the story needs to be told. You may know the actress from the movie Kissing Jessica Stein, for which she received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress, or for her role as defense attorney Danielle Melnick in Law & Order, for which she was nominated for her second Emmy. On the big screen, shes also been in A Walk on the Moon, Lady in the Water and The Idolmaker. On TV, she starred opposite James Wood in Citizen Cohen, Richard Dreyfus in The Education of Max Bickford and Bill Cosby in The Cosby Mysteries. The richness and difficulty of playing Golda Meir appealed to her, she says, and the fact that she bears very little physical resemblance to the historic figure. But with the help of a fat suit, wig, make-up, and excellent acting, she transforms into Israels former primer minister. I feel very fortunate to have been chosen to play the role, to have been offered the role, and I grabbed it, she says. An additional appeal was the fact the play was written by Tony Award-winning playwright William Gibson, known for The Miracle Worker, about Helen Keller, and Two for the Seesaw. It was a great honor to work with him, Ms. Feldshuh says, calling him a great American playwright. (Mr. Gibson died last year on Nov. 25, at the age of 94.) A friend had urged her to see the show when it was playing in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, saying, Its got your name written all over it. But Ms. Feldshuh, who was performing at Tanglewood, couldnt get to see it. She told her manager to look into it. She tracked it down, and she bought me back an offer, she says. And I read the piece and said, This looks difficult but interesting. The showed opened offBroadway at the Manhattan Ensemble Theater in Soho. It was very chic, very hip, and very cool, and very small scale, Ms. Feldshuh says. So to be honest with you, I wasnt frightened, though the stakes were higher artistically. Id been up in front of the New York critics for 35 years of my Broadway life. I had a great director, Scott Schwartz, a very interesting script, and I just buried myself inside the tunnel of researching her, and then I went forth. The show was so successful, it moved to the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway, where, after 14 days of previews, it opened on Oct. 15, 2003. Ms. Feldshuh, whos passionate about her craft, watched films of Golda Meir talking, in order to learn her speech patterns, as well as those of others she impersonates in the show, such as King Abdullah of Jordan and Henry Kissinger. For the off-Broadway show, she traveled to Milwaukee and Denver, where Golda Meir had lived, to do research. To prepare for the Broadway show, she returned to those cities, and then went to Israel. This past summer, she went to Ukraine to do research for her next Broadway show, Irenas Vow, which opens in March. She took a side trip to Kiev, to visit the synagogue Golda Meir went to, and her apartment. Its like being a good journalist, she says. You do whats required to contribute at your highest level or you dont. Or you dont. And you get to live with that. I cant live with that. I literally cant live with that. Ms. Feldshuh also played Goldas Balcony at the Shaw Theatre in London for eight weeks. She continues to perform the piece around the country. Shes also created a concert, Mining Golda: My Journey to Golda Meir, which she performed at the West End, Leeds, and Manchester in England, as well as in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Sydney, Australia. And she made The Journey to Goldas Balcony, a DVD of her behind-the-scenes preparation, as well as interviews with people who were in Golda Meirs life. Goldas Balcony follows Golda Meirs life, a Russian immigrant who moved to the United States, was a schoolteacher, married, and had children, then became Israels fourth prime minister. It focuses on the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on their holiest of days. During that time, Golda Meir had to decide whether she would arm planes with nuclear warheads and use them in retaliation. Backstage, Ms. Feldshuh used to paper the walls of the Helen Hayes Theatre with photos of American soldiers killed in Iraq. Before Id go on, Id see those boys, she says. Because Golda Meir used to say, Wake me day or night if I lose a boy. Imagine such a thing! It makes me cry when I say it. She was a mother, it was like you or I being head of state. Its so wild. Im not saying she wasnt capable. She did the very best she could. And she did walk the walk, and I take my hat off to her. Golda Meir, she says, owned few dresses and didnt bother with fashion. She was a chain smoker. She was immaculately clean, Ms. Feldshuh says. She did care about her hair, oddly enough. Its very funny. She looks unkempt, but Im sure she ran several combs through that mop of hair. And the most interesting thing about her is that eros and power are almost irresistible. She had love interests! She had integrity. She broke up her marriage, but she had lovers. Wild, eh? Thank you, baby! I thought that was the greatest thing since French toast. I couldnt believe it. None of us could believe it. But there it is. God bless Mr. Gibson. This is no x-rated show, but I think its very interesting that God is in the details, that this marvelous playwright went to the trouble of doing this intricate work about her personality and how it juxtaposes itself with history. History is not somewhere over there for Golda. It exists as her third leg, going up through the center of her body. Its just so personal. And you get the feeling its the same for Ms. Feldshuh. Playing Golda Meir, she says, is the greatest role of my career to date. Golda did her damnedest to help give birth to the state of Israel, a postage stamp where Jews would live in peace. And she walked the walk. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 History is not somewhere over there for Golda. It exists as her third leg, going up through the center of her body. Its just so personal. Tovah Feldshuh FELDSHUH Goldas Balcony, a one-woman show starring Tovah Feldshuh >>When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 >>Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples >>Cost: $64 >>Information: Call 597-1900. if you go FELDSHUHFrom page 1 Public Parking for the festival is available at the following locations and marked with signage as Event Parking: 500 feet north of US41 on Goodlette-Frank Rd. *; SE corner of US41 and 3rd Ave. S. *; Orion Bank on 9th St. S.; Wachovia Bank at 900 5th Ave. S.; Senior Friendship Center on 7th Ave. S.; Parking deck at corner of 4th Ave. S. and 8th Street S.; Parking lot corner of 8th St. S. and 8th Ave. S.; Gulfview Middle School, 3rd Avenue S., North Lot; Parking deck on 6th Ave. S. and 9th Street S. (if completed by event date). free shuttle parking from these two locations. 30th Annual Naples National Art Festival300 Artists from across the countryFebruary 21-22 10am to 5pm8th Street South & Cambier Park Refreshments and Music Suggested $4 donationNaples Art Association 239-262-6517 naplesart.org Voted 5th Best Art Festi val in the Country!
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Shoppers and diners strolling Third Street South on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 16-17, can watch more than 40 fine artists at work, inspired by the historic and picturesque birthplace of Old Naples. They can see the pieces develop over the two days and chat with the artists about their technique and process. The completed works will be on view at The von Liebig Art Center Feb. 20-26 and sold via sealed bid and live auction during a gala at the center on Thursday, Feb. 26. Naples has a long history of interest in and support for the visual arts, and having these nationally known artists demonstrate their craft and then sell their latest masterpiece is a wonderful way for art patrons to follow and enjoy the whole process. said Third on Canvas chairperson Jody Rosenbaum, a board member with the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center.The artists who will paint at sites along the Historic Third Street Shopping District, with four artists also in the Crayton Cove area, include: Maritime Master painter John Stobart, David Arrowsmith, Paul Arsenault, Steven Todd Beyer, Carmelo Blandino, Judy Chinski, Harry Danos, Nanette Dion, Dick Eflin, Po Flanigan, Peter Garon, Jessica Smith Geraghty, Barbara Groenteman, Nandor Horthy, Inez Hudson, Phyllis Gift Jellison, Pippi Johnson, Rachel Kennedy, Mustafa Keyhani, Karol Kintz, Ted Lay, Roger Leonard, Lynn Loscutoff, Suzanne French Luker, Ysabel LeMay, Tricia May, Rosemary Mazzola, Patricia McCarthy, William Ward Moseley, Donald A. Mosher, Teresa Murry Bemjamin, Varick Niles, Kevin OBrien, Mary Parkman Rowe, Priscilla Powers, Phyllis Pransky, Julia Purinton, Monty Robson, Carl Schwartz, Kevin Shea, Carole A Thurlow, Janine Wesselmann, and Val Wright.Third on Canvas gala tickets are $95 and include a dinner buffet, wine and $20 purchasing incentive. For details, call Joan Esler at The von Liebig, 2626517, ext. 108. Third on Canvas will bring fine artists to the sidewalks of Old Naples Maritime Master artist John Stobart painted The Naples Pier, an oil on canvas, during the 2008 Third on Canvas event. Rachel Kennedy at Third on Canvas. Janine Wesselman at Third on Canvas 2008. COURTESY PHOTOS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Alone Together Florida Repertory Theatre presents Alone Together, a witty comedy by Lawrence Roman about a nest that wont stay empty, Feb. 13-March 8; 332-4488 or FloridaRep.org. Short Plays The Naples Players Etc... Readers Theatre presents one performance only of three short plays by contemporary American playwrights at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre. Lightheartedly themed Love, Luck and Letting Go, the staged readings are of Goodbye Howard and Songs of Love by Romulus Linney, and Breaking the Chain by Michael Bigalow Dixon and Val Smith. Tickets $10 at box office at 701 Fifth Avenue South; 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Goldas Balcony The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Goldas Balcony, starring Tovah Feldshuh on Sunday, Feb. 15. The longest-running onewoman play in Broadway history tells the story of Mrs. Meir, the Milwaukee school teacher who became the fourth prime minister of Israel in 1969; 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Heidi Chronicles The Naples Players presents The Heidi Chronicles at the Sugden Community Theatre through Feb. 28. 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. Doubt The Gulfshore Playhouse presents the highly acclaimed drama Doubt by John Patrick Shanley, 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. Gulfshore Playhouse partners with Caf Lurcat to offer theater patrons a threecourse 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. Theater tickets start at $30; (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. My First Time Theatre Conspiracy presents My First Time through Feb. 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. Singin in the Rain Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents Singin in the Rain through Feb. 14; 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. Friday, Feb. 13 Sunday, Feb. 15 Monday, Feb. 16 Tuesday, Feb. 17 Wednesday, Feb. 18 Saturday, Feb. 14 Art Opening Art Modern Gallery presents ART object, a fine art show highlighting 2D and 3D works by artists both past and present, opening with a reception from 6-9 p.m. and continuing through March 1. The gallery is at 751 12th Avenue South; 263-1137. Jammin in the Hammock The second annual bluegrass festival at Collier-Seminole State Park brings local and national acts to the hammock Saturday and Sunday. The music goes from a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $15 each day, $25 for a twoday pass; children 13 and younger admitted free with an adult; 394-3397 or www.floridastateparks.org. Book Signing Author Patricia Sette signs copies of Monty, Cat of Ave Maria from 2-4 p.m. at By Way of the Family, 5080 Annunciation Circle, in Ave Maria. 348-1437. Auditions Auditions for The Sugar Bean Sisters will be held at 2 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South. 434-7340, ext. 10. Buckets and Tap Shoes BIG ARTS on Sanibel presents Buckets and Tap Shoes, a company of musicians, percussionists and hoofers whose shows include original music, improvisation and choreography derived from roots of funk, soul, jazz, classical, hip-hop, blues and rock, at 7:30 p.m. 395-0330 or www.bigarts.org Arts Fundraiser The Art League of Bonita Springs holds Sweethearts for the Arts, an Affairs of the Arts fundraiser, from 8-10 p.m. $75 per person; 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.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. Evening With The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts World Travels, Sounds, Moods: The Magic of Music from 7-9 p.m. Flautist/composer Kat Epple and pianist/composer Chuck Grinnell will give an informal concert and talk about flutes from around the world. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Furniture as Art American furniture artist Wendell Castle presents Furniture as Art at the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. $25 ($20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members); 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Art Fest The Coconut Point Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 lecture series will present African-inspired artist and designer Winnie Chafa-Govha. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. Third on Canvas The Naples Art Association hosts Third on Canvas on Third Street South from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.6517 or naplesart. org. This weeks symphony Pops No. 2 The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Pops No. 2 Cirque de la Symphonie through Sunday, Feb. 15. The magic of cirque comes to the concert hall in this marriage of performance art with music by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Miss Tammy Grimes The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Broadway legend Tammy Grimes in her Southwest Florida debut Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14; 597-1900 or www.thephil. 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; 5971900 or www.thephil.org. InvestmentsHigh-YieldThe Biscayne Series Impact Replacement Window. FREE blown-in attic insulation with minimum 8 windows. Been stic ker shocked by other companies? Give us a call. Best Price Quality Work. Guaranteed. STORM CONTROL CONTRACTING CALL NOW! 239-784-4739FL. License #SCC1311F0282 Classic Broadway Sanibels Schoolhouse Theater presents Classic Broadway Abridged, a musical review of Broadway show tunes, through March 7; 472-6862 or theschoolhousetheater.com. Love Letters Sanibels Schoolhouse Theater presents A.R. Gurneys Love Letters at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. The play chronicles the relationship between a man and a woman solely through their correspondence; 472-6862 or theschoolhousetheater.com. 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. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14. The same show also plays in Marco Island at the United Church Hall at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-21. Tickets are $18; 2133049 for Naples reservations, 389-0021 for Marco Island reservations. Guitar Concert Kraig Kenning plays at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, 3333 San-Cap Road, at 7 p.m. His guitar playing has been called contemporary folk, blues and root rock. $15; 472-2329. Arts Fundraiser The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts A Night at Ricks Caf and Casino, an Affairs of the Arts fundraising event, from 6:30-9 p.m. $50 per person; 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. Arts Fundraiser The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts A Night at Ricks Caf and Casino, an Affairs of the Arts fundraising event, from 6:30-9 p.m. $50 per person; 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. Art Festival The Coconut Point Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Music Fest The Edison Festival of Light Music Fest takes place at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers from noon to 6 p.m. Blues Traveler and the Smithereens will headline the concert also featuring regional acts. $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, $50 VIP, children 10 and under admitted free; 321-7530.The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts hosts Broadway legend Tammy Grimes Upscale Dining on the East Trail Sunday Brunch & Breakfast Steaks & Seafood with an Italian touchPearl & SasMon., Feb 23 Mon., Mar 2 5:30-8:30pm LoungeGrand Opening Celebration February 14th & 15thEarly Bird Specials 3-5pm Daily Karaoke Wed./Sat./Sun. 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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Ongoing events WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Art Showcase Robb & Stucky Interiors in Naples showcases artwork from Rosenbaum Fine Art Feb. 12-15. The gallery represents more than 100 internationally acclaimed artists. Robb & Stucky is at 2777 Tamiami Trail N., 261-3969. Contemporary Art Lizio Contemporary Gallery presents Eros Arrows through Feb 28, featuring contemporary works of Florida regional artists. Meet the gallerys Signature Artists at a reception from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. The gallery is at 430 Bayfront Place; 2627329. Farmers Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 14, 21 and 28 behind Tommy Bahamas. The market features nearly 50 vendors with locally produced vegetables and fruits, jams, baked goods and seafood. Its also the best people watching in town. Walking Tour The Naples Historical Society conducts its Historic Old Naples Walking Tours Wednesdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25. Meet at Palm Cottage at 9:45 a.m. (reservations required); 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music from 6-9 p.m. and visit the shops and galleries around Third Street South in Naples. Chef Market The Bayfront Chefs Market is held the third Wednesday of the month from 4-8 p.m. and features an organic market, two chef presentations and live music. 200-3477. Art Exhibit The Art Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts an exhibition of works by Leo and Krista Johnson in the FGCU Library Gallery through March 6; 590-7199 or asturdiv@ fgcu.edu. Upcoming events Jazz Quartet The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers welcomes the Wycliffe Gordon Jazz Quartet on Friday, Feb. 20. $30; 337-1933 or www.sbdac. com. HSDC The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 19. Critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertoire, the troupe inspires and engages audiences worldwide 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Hot Club The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes The Hot Club of San Francisco Silent Surrealism on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21. The ensemble celebrates the music of jazz guitarists Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and the pioneering Hot Club de France. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. The Naples National The Naples Art Association hosts the Naples National Art Festival Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22, in Cambier Park. Consistently voted among the top outdoor festivals nationwide, the Naples National is an excellent opportunity for serious art collectors, a great venue for finding one-of-a-kind jewelry and clothing to treasure, the perfect place to pick up something beautiful for your home, and a fun day out in downtown Naples. Church Concert First Christian Church of Naples presents the second annual Rock4ACure Concert on Saturday, Feb. 21, to raise money for ALS research. Four local bands, including Deep Roots, will play. $5; www.fccnaples.org Moscow Ballet The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts the Moscow Festival Ballet Sunday, Feb. 22. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. NY Philharmonic The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Lorin Maazel, Monday, Feb. 23. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Liza Minnelli The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts musical icon Liza Minnelli Tuesday, Feb. 24. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Stephen Schwartz The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts features Stephen Schwartz & Friends Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz Wednesday, Feb. 25. Three-time Academy Awardwinner Schwartz was the composer for the animated films Pocahantas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt as well as the smash Broadway hit Wicked. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Art Exhibit Paintings, lithographs 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. Happy Valentines Day! 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The gallery is at 370 12th Avenue South, Naples; (866) 398-8390. KidzAct KidzAct classes continue through the winter at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South; 4347340, ext. 10 or 39, or www.naplesplayers. org. Critics Choice The Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program presents Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones on Feb. 28; Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson on March 28; and Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski on April 18. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Anything Goes The Naples Players perform the Cole Porter Musical Anything Goes March 4-April 4 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. $35 (adults), $10 (students); 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Wicked The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall welcomes Wicked, Broadways biggest blockbuster, March 7-29. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz. How they two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for a completely satisfying musical. (800) 440-7469 or 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Latin Dance Party Champion dancer Alec Lazo leads the Latin Dance Party series as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning series. Three classes will be held in the Daniels Pavilion on Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning March 9. Tickets for all three classes are $96, or $32 for one session; 597-1900. The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes the New York Philharmonic
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 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 When kids leave home, its a bittersweet experience, a mixture of pride and sadness, parents say. Suddenly, theyre gone, and you and your spouse finally have the house to yourselves. After the whirlwind of soccer games, dance lessons, football practice and theater camp, youre suddenly alone with the person you married so many years ago. Who is this stranger? Is this the person I married? Whats next for us? Alone Together, playing at Florida Repertory Theatre Feb. 13 through March 8, looks at this transition period that takes place in so many couples lives. Helene (Carrie Lund) and her husband George (Tad Ingram) see their three sons off but then, like filial boomerangs, they return home, along with a young woman. This shows reflecting everything thats going on in my life, says Ms. Lund during a rehearsal break. During cast discussions, she says, shes always saying Matt did this or Julia did that, referring to her 18-year-old-son and 17-yearold daughter. With a son in college and a daughter finishing high school, Ms. Lund and her husband, Florida Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Cacioppo, have to contemplate our life after they leave. The play is very true to life, she says. Mr. Ingram can also relate. He and his wife have a daughter, Hannah, whos almost 30 the age of his eldest son in the show. In the play, his wife accuses him of being a part-time parent. As an actor, I was a part-time parent all the time, he says. I was out on the road a lot. That was my job, he says, comparing his profession to that of an athlete who needs to travel constantly. Is this part of their nature or learned culture? The play is suggesting that this is rather typical, a common occurrence and experience. Ms. Lund says that she likes that the characters arent oneor two-dimensional; we have our own fears and insecurities that come out in these characters. Moving onto a new stage, having the fear that I wont have my children as part of my job.What do I fill that void with? Thats a fear I think that mothers have in common. Alone Together, she says, examines a couple on the threshold of the next chapter of their marriage. Now that their kids are out of the house, they have to deal with each other. The moment of truth has come. As Helene says to George, No kids as a buffer in between. No shirking our problems because theyve dumped one on us we could hide behind. The couple, says Ms. Lund, recognizes that they have cracks in their marriage, and have to work to mend and recreate their relationship. The play is serious, she says. It doesnt have the constant gag-gaggag, Mr. Ingram says. But the play is very much a comedy. Mr. Ingram likens it to the s TV sitcoms, the shows that came after Norman Lears groundbreaking shows. There would be a moment in them that would break your heart, he says. This makes us laugh at things that we all understand. Comedy is laughing at a bad thing and discovering whats comical about it, Ms. Lund interjects. Someone slipping on a banana peel and not getting hurt is funny, Mr. Ingram explains. Someone slipping on a banana peel and getting hurt isnt funny. The tension comes from: is it OK to laugh? Are they going to get hurt? Yet some tension on stage doesnt get resolved right away, Ms. Lund says.Shes played wives in two previous plays this season, married to a senator in Born Yesterday and to banker in Indian Blood. (She also played a single woman in Dancing at Lughnasa, which just closed.) Audiences may remember Mr. Ingram from productions in previous seasons, when he appeared in Proof, Mousetrap, and Fools.The cast also includes Jason Parrish, John Robert Warren, and Trey Gerrald as the sons. Mary-Margaret Roberts plays a young woman, a friend of one of the sons who shows up on the parents doorstep. Florida Rep Associate Artistic Director Chris Clavelli, who appeared in Born Yesterday, Indian Blood and Dancing at Lughnasa this season, is directing. Part of a directors job is making the actors feel safe, the two say, and Mr. Clavelli does that. He encourages us to discover things on stage, Mr. Ingram says. Its a delight to work with him. He is such a fun guy to work with. But we get down to nuts and bolts too. Its almost like a therapy session. The title, Alone Together, is significant, he says. It suggests that just because people are together, it doesnt mean that they might not be very much alone. The playwright, Lawrence Roman, reconstitutes the family to turn up the heat on the relationship, to get it boiling again. So the lid will blow off, off its going to boil and become a good stew. NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Alone Together on stage at Florida Rep Alone Together >> When: Feb. 13 March 8 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, Bay Street between Hendry and Jackson in the Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers >>Cost: $38, $34, $20 >>Information: Call 332-4488 or www. FloridaRep.org if you go The cast of Alone Together. COURTESY PHOTOCarrie Lund and Tad Ingram in Alone Together.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Community foundations are natural community leaders, sometimes serving as conveners and often as initiators of events to resolve community issues. The Community Foundation of Collier County is no exception. Because of our working relationships and experiences with a variety of donors and nonprofit organizations, the Foundation has built a unique perspective of community issues.Community leadership is often defined as having the ability to identify an issue, articulate a desired outcome and conduct a process that includes a wide range of interests. Sometimes this leadership role includes bringing together differing elements of the community for a common goal. But most often, a community foundation initiates the process through funding and/or collaboration building.The foundation launched its first role as a community leader in 1995 through the Early Childhood Initiative. Because Collier County had so few nationally accredited childcare organizations, the need to advocate for the issue resulted in the areas first award to inspire and recognize high quality pre-school teachers. The initiative also brought together teachers, nonprofits and preschools to encourage better transition from preschool to kindergarten. Most importantly, funding was offered to many of the nonprofit childcare providers to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County supports a wide range of initiatives. Our most comprehensive to date is the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, a service for all nonprofits in the area. Managed by Community Foundation staff, this program has been sustained through annual donations and endowed funds a perfect recipe of community leadership to help strengthen the community forever. Mary George is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County. With assets of more than $51 million, the foundation manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Since 1985 the foundation, together with its fund holders, has granted $30 million back to the community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.Focus on the Foundations fund holders The L. Bates and Marcia W. Lea FundEstablished 1996Bates and Marcia Lea practice strategic philanthropy everywhere they go, whether its Michigan, Illinois or here in Collier County.Mr. Lea received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School. After retiring as vice president and general counsel of Amoco Corporation (formally Standard Oil) in Chicago, he established the L. Bates Lea Visiting Professorship in International Law, which each year brings leading foreign scholars to teach and research at his alma mater.The Leas allegiance to their communities was responsible for their commitment to help improve the quality of life in Collier County. In support of this, they established their first fund, an unrestricted fund, at the Community Foundation. Mr. Lea, who served on the foundation board for six years, experienced first-hand the strategic benefit of the foundations unrestricted grantmaking program. We like the idea of an unrestricted fund in addition to our donor advised fund, he says The Grant Committee of the Community Foundation is always more up-to-date than we are on the changing needs of Collier Countys many charitable groups, and uses unrestricted funds to address these needs. The Leas opened their donor advised fund, the Lea Family Fund, in 2000. We use our advised fund to help those organizations which we are more familiar with or where we have some special interest, Mr. Lea says, adding, The two different funds are a pretty efficient way of getting the most out of our charitable dollars. Marcia and Bates LeaCOURTESY PHOTOFoundations have a unique perspective on issues facing their communitiesBY MARY GEORGE _______________Special to Florida Weekly One out of 100 chance to win! Your chances have never been better!2009 smart for two cabriolet convertibleWhy wait for a SMART car? You can win one!Value: $18,848.50 *Minimum suggested donation per ticket: $1,000Only 100 tickets available! Call 239.403.4228 or online at www.conservancy.org/smartcar Protecting Southwest Floridas unique natural environment and quality of life ... now and foreverDrawing February 15, 2009. Winner need not be present to win. PRESENTED BY 2009BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL, INC. Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a 501c3 organization. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 C11 CLIP & SAVE Bucklers 9th Annual 386-860-0092 Bucklers Promotions.com FREE PARKING!EXHIBITORS FROM 9 STATESLEE CIVIC CENTER11831 Bayshore Road I-75 exit 143 Bayshore Rd. go east 3 miles FREEADMISSION!*Buy 1 adult admission Get 1 adult admission FREE! Or 1 Adult $1 OFFFree Gift for each Kid!(while supplies last)(4-12) $1 FEBRUARY 14 & 15 Craft FairUnique Personalized Items & Gifts Sample Fudge & Gourmet Delights Jewelry Custom Home Decor Pet Items Painted Glass Wear able Art Yard Art Baby Items Handcrafted Furniture Candles & Soaps Quilts Artwork Scr apbooking Herb Pax Flags Stained Glass Carved Wood & More... FREE Hourly $20 Shopping Sprees!FW0211*COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK Changeling Angelina Jolie gives an award-winning performance as Christine Collins, a single mother living in 1920s Los Angeles who challenges a corrupt police department and is brutalized as a result. Based on an actual case, the story revolves around the disappearance of Collins 9-year-old son. She files a report with the LAPD and for five months nothing is done. After some public pressure is put on the department, the LAPD picks up a kid found in Indiana and tries to pass the child off as Christines son despite the fact that the boys dental records dont match, hes shorter, uncircumcised and all of the kids teachers say Its not the boy. Collins confronts the LAPD, who respond by saying that she has become mentally unstable due to the abduction of her child and should be placed in a mental institution. So, they throw her in the looney bin, where she undergoes some pretty horrible treatment. Although this isnt Clint Eastwoods best directorial effort (Unforgiven still holds that spot in my book), Changeling is a compelling and heart-wrenching motion picture ALSO Religulous Comedian Bill Maher stars in this documentary about his journey around the world, where he confronts and questions leaders and followers of the major religions about the tenets of their faith. Telling people their religion is a joke and that their god doesnt exist is a touchy and awkward subject for a film. Mahers smugness Angelina Jolie in Changelingdoesnt really help the situation, which made the film for me, at times, unwatchable. That said, I know a lot of people who have seen the film and say they enjoyed it quite a lot, so Ill leave it up to you. KIDS AND FAMILY High School Musical 3: Senior Year I have not seen this movie. I will never see this movie. Thats because I am neither a 10-year-old girl nor gay. But, I know its going to sell a bajillion copies, and all you parents out there will have to go out and buy it for your kids, so Im letting you know that itll be out on Feb. 17. There. Ive done my part. You have my sympathies. Enjoy Lunch at the Tavern Naples Best Value for Waterfront Dining. 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 Wells 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 Poe: A Life Cut ShortEdgar Allan Poe was described by no less than Lord Alfred Tennyson as the most original genius ever produced in America. Thomas Hardy thought him to be the first to realize in full the possibility of the English language. A new book on Poe by London-based writer Peter Ackroyd draws on letters, first-hand accounts and public documents to present a fascinating account of the life of this troubled genius. The book has all the unexpected twists and turns of a good novel. Edgar Poe was born in Boston in 1809. Orphaned when he was 3, Poe was taken in by John Allan, a wealthy merchant from Richmond, Va. Unable to support himself when the relationship soured, Poe enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1827. That same year, his first book was published, but it sold less than 50 copies. Poe left the Army and enrolled at West Point, and when that, too, ended in failure, he turned to journalism. Throughout most of his life, Poe scrambled for money. He was an alcoholic, and his relationships with women were complex. Mr. Ackroyd says that Poe often courted women who were not available, sometimes getting entangled with more than one at a time. In 1835, he married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm. Several years later, he contracted tuberculosis. During this turbulent period Poe wrote The Raven, his most famous poem, and The Murders in the Rue Morgue, considered by many to be the first detective story ever written. For The Raven, he received the princely sum of $9. After Virginias death in 1847, Poe became more depressed and slipped even further into alcoholism. Poe was found unconscious in Baltimore during the fall of 1849. He was admitted to a hospital charity ward, where he died several days later. Poe was buried in an unmarked grave but was eventually moved to be near his aunt buried in the same cemetery. At the time of his death, he was 41. By Peter Ackroyd (Doubleday, $21.95)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX______________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING Formerly HAIR CLASSICS
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C16 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Bluegrass fans can get Jammin in the HammockFriends of Collier-Seminole State Park are holding the second annual Jammin in the Hammock bluegrass festival Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14-15, rain or shine, at the park on the edge of the Everglades. More than a dozen local, regional and national acts will bring their pickin and grinnin to the concert tent, including Carolina Road, The Fleas, Swinging Bridge, Angelica Grim and High Action, the Bluegrass Stagecoach Band and The Doerfels. The music begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 9 p.m. Saturday; Sunday entertainment starts with a gospel jam at 9:30 a.m. and goes until 6:30 p.m. Vendors will be in the park with arts and crafts and food such as sirloin burgers, pulled pork quesadillas, homemade ice cream and funnel cakes.Admission at the gate is $15 each day, or $25 for a two-day pass. No pets, alcohol, smoking or coolers are allowed in the festival area. Limited camping spots are available on a first-come, firstserved basis.The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is on U.S. 41 eight miles east of Collier Boulevard (Highway 951). For more information about Jammin in the Hammock, call 394-3397 or visit www.floridastateparks.org. For information about camping, call Reserve America at (800) 326-3521. Naples 239-591-0733On US 41 1/4 mile south of Vanderbilt Beach Road. Look for the large American Flag.Bonita Springs 239-948-7444On US 41 1/2 way between Bonita Beach Rd. & Corkscrew Rd. in front of Regal CinemasCall ahead seating year roundSmokers welcome on our PatioLOBSTER SPECIALHome of the cold water Lobster tail, 6 oz. tail, served with drawn butter, choice of side & house or caesar salad.SUMPTUOUS PRIME RIBSlow roasted Prime Rib serve with au juice, baked potato and choice of house or caesar saladKANSAS CITY RIBSEnjoy Football and a Full Slab of Baby Back Danish Ribs brushed with our signature Whiskey BBQ, Crispy Fries and Homemade Cole Slaw or Potato Salad.HAPPY HOURS1/2 Price Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-7p,m. (Wells, calls, domestic beers and house wines)ONLY...$1699ONLY...$1099FRI. 2/13, SAT. 2/14, SUN. 2/15 Specials are good all 3 daysValentinesWeekend Celebration Youll score big with the Best Specials in TownONLY...$119910 oz. Queen Cut King CutONLY...$159914 oz. www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Voted #1 Ribs 13 Years in a Row! Move in today. Fort Myers new luxurious 2 & 3 bedroom residences. Spacious penthouses. 12 park-like acres. Sweeping views of the water & city skyline. Deep water boat slips. Tennis, resort-style pool & spa, private poolside cabanas, club theater, billiards, card room, health club, mens & womens massage, steam & locker rooms. Prices subject to change without notice. Contact agent for details. EXCLUSIVE SALES & MARKETING 239.995.8200| NorthStarYachtClub.com 3420 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903 Sales Center & Models | M-F 10-6 | Sat. 10-5 | Sun. 12-5Legendary waterfront living from $307,900.Visit us during the Parade of Homes, February 5 22.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 The Naples Players holds auditions for The Sugar Bean Sisters at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South. Hailed during its initial off-Broadway run as a true Southern Gothic comedy, the play by Nathan Sanders is an offbeat story of romance, murder and alien abduction. It tells the story of the Nettles sisters, stuck in a swamp near DisneyWorld and determined to escape spinsterhood by hopping the next spaceship out of town. Not even the arrival of a snake charmer, a handsome Mormon bishop or a mysterious bird woman get in their way.John McKerrow will direct the production for The Naples Players. Roles to be cast are for one man age 30-50 and four women ages 30-70. Actors must be comfortable with physical comedy. Rehearsals begin March 9; performances are April 22May 16.For a $20 refundable deposit, scripts are available in the box office for perusal prior to Saturdays auditions. Those who are interested in helping backstage on the production should call or e-mail Becky Troop at 434-7340, ext. 14 or email@example.com. The Naples Players Etc... Readers Theatre will present one performance only of three short plays by contemporary American playwrights on Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre. The staged readings, lightheartedly themed Love, Luck and Letting Go, the staged readings will be of Goodbye Howard and Songs of Love by Romulus Linney, and Breaking the Chain by Michael Bigalow Dixon and Val Smith. Goodbye Howard presents three aging (and rich) spinster sisters waiting in a North Carolina hospital for news of their brothers death. They worry about how their mother (who must be 100) will react to the news. This eventually is upstaged by the intrusion of a brash young man who seems not to have the proper respect for the aged and the dying. Songs of Love is a warmly comic study of two doughty nursing home residents who desire to marry, despite the explosive reactions of their children. Breaking the Chain follows Jessica after she chucks the chain letter her superstitious and amazingly lucky neighbors send her. Is her skepticism correct, or will Jessica find she has made a disastrous mistake? Tickets for the Etc Readers Theatre performance are $10 and are available at the box office at 701 Fifth Avenue South, by phone at 263-7990 or online at www. naplesplayers.org. Seating in the intimate Tobye Studio is limited, and the performance usually sells out early. Etc... Readers Theatre of The Naples Players is now in its seventh season. Support is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier Countys Community Arts Fund and by the Community Foundation of Collier County. Audition Saturday for Sugar Bean SistersOne show only: Readers Theatre presents three staged readings PRESENTS THE BLACK, WHITE AND CANDLELIGHT MARCH 7, 2009 HYATT REGENCY COCONUT POINT $175/PERSON $1,500/RESERVED TABLE FOR 10 WWW.ICANSWFL.ORG OR (239) 337-2391 A PREMIER EVENT BENEFITING ISLAND COAST AIDS NETWORK, INC. (ICAN) 8TH ANNUAL RED RIBBON BALL w w w i i i t t t h h h a a n n Reservations required. Reserve now! One price includes admissions, transportation, lunch & guide!Call 239-321-7430 or visit: www.sw museumo istory.com Grand Opening Celebration 239-775-4000 Give Us The Address And We Will Take Care Of The Rest. Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce of Naples
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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 A&E C21 Comedy ShowFeaturing John CioncaDinner Theater PerformanceHilton Naples February 27, 2009ONLY SHOW THIS SEASON Pictorial history of Bonita Springs on sale in bookstoresLike a memory-filled family album, the new book Images of America: Bonita Springs opens a door to the past of this fast-growing community in Southwest Florida. Filled with more than 200 historic photos, Bonita Springs tells Bonitas story how it grew from a small fruit plantation in the late 1800s into a major tourist destination during the early 20th century, from a traditional Deep South community into a melting pot of longtime families, immigrants, snowbirds and thousands more. There are so many fascinating secrets and stories about this community that many current residents and visitors dont realize, said Chris Wadsworth, a veteran journalist and the books co-author. Each building, park, street and home has a tale to tell.Mr. Wadsworth teamed up with Allison Fortuna, the historian and archivist for the Bonita Springs Historical Society to create this treasure trove of fascinating facts and warm recollections. The duo pored over more than a thousand photos, selecting only the best to be featured in the book. Copious research and interviews with longtime residents contributed greatly to the books rich photographic images and captions.We wanted to be absolutely sure that we were capturing the true history of Bonita Springs, said Ms. Fortuna. We researched decades-old documents in the historical societys archives and double-checked our information and stories with some of Bonitas oldest families and residents.The book is part of the popular Images of America series pub-lished by Arcadia Publishing, based in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The company has produced more than 5,000 regional and local history books covering communities all over the United States. The book is available at local bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, Books-AMillion and Borders as well as all local Walgreens stores. It is also available online at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble. com and other online booksellers. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY CHEFS Market datesFeb. 18th March 4 & 18th Apr 1st & 15th 3-7 pm Market is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month MARKETat Bayfront A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT WITH LIVE MUSIC Free Entertainment and Chefs demonstrations each week Fresh, bread, pasta, cheese, handmade soaps and so much more! Eat local, buy local! Call 239.289.0218 for more informationBayfront Place-Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples.
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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 C23 Good Food Good Spirits Good Fun Reservations Suggested Hours of Operation:Daily 5 p.m. closing Lunch 11:30 a.m. seasonally239.261.1221720 Fifth Avenue South, Naples www.TrilogyofNaples.com Rti S t t d d d d d d d d d d Trilogy Try a glass of wine. Over 50 are available by the glass, hundreds by the bottle to compliment your dining experience. A special selection of wines from the Trilogy wine cellar are also offered by the glass and are maintained in a specially controlled wine keeper system bar side. All the wine and spirits offered are selections not only from the U.S., but also from around the world and represent the best of the best in quality, and yet appropriately priced. Organizers received more than 200 entries from 14 countries, including Belarus, China, Finland, India, Romania and Thailand in addition to the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The exhibition features realism styles spanning trompe loeil, photorealism, surrealism and hyper-realism created in a range of media, including charcoal, pencil, watercolor, acrylic and egg tempera as well as oils. The entries were evaluated by a panel of professionals and reduced to a short list of 45 finalists. The winners in 10 categories will be announced during the opening reception for the exhibition Tuesday evening, Feb. 17. All the works will then be available for purchase and will remain on display until March 2. Gallery owner Roger Weatherburn, recently elected president of the newly formed Naples Fine Art Dealers Association, is delighted to have the IGOR show. The work of IGOR members is truly exceptional, Mr. Weatherburn said, adding, Part of NFADAs mission is to bring major events of this caliber to Naples. The Weatherburn Gallery is at 452 Bayfront Place. For more information, call 263-8008 or visit www.weatherburn.com.REALISMFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO Ning Lee, Peony & Mexican Vase, 18x24 oil
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Doug Ezzell and Cara Melito 2. John Bannon and Amy Taylor 3. Carol and Dave Reed 4. Amy and Jim Kauffman 5. Jim Rich, Nancy Smith and Jan Rich 6. Kathleen and John KarpovichSend 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. LORI YOUNG / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Pet Lovers Ball for the Naples Humane Society1 56 24 3Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. ELITE MORTGAGE CONCEPTS OF SW FLORIDA, INCMortgage loans with the highest level of service.Purchase and refinance transactions 10 years lending experience in Naples Lynn Rainey Licensed Mortgage Broker firstname.lastname@example.org Upscale Dining on the East Trail SUNDAY BRUNCH & BREAKFAST STEAKS & SEAFOOD with an Italian touch Karaoke Wed./Sat./Sun. Buzz Time Trivia in Lounge Gourmet Specialties Scrumptious Desserts Signature Italian Specialties 0 Trans Fat Meals Happy Day 11am-6pm Daily Daily Specials 3-5 Early Bird Specials Golfer Specials Daily Live Entertainment Daily Dancing Buzz Time Trivia in Lounge Free WiFi ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY WITH DANCING 4221 Tamiami Trail East, Naples 239.793.2644GRAND OPENING FEBRUARY 14TH & 15THDinner & Drink Specials Great Entertainment Door Prizes(Formerly KJs)
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C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Themed travel opportunities just keep growing. There are photography tours, bird-watching excursions, yoga retreats and, happily for wine lovers, all manner of wine-themed adventures available with prices ranging from downright modest to the skys the limit. Most wineries offer tours and tastings, so its possible to plan your own informal tour, plotting out the various wineries in a particular region. Or choose an immersion tour where the details are taken care of and all you have to do is sit back and savor. Bill and Dot Hagman of Naples highly recommend an experience of the latter kind. The couple participated in Bordeaux Harvest Tour 2008, offered through The Bordeaux Wine Experience, in which they tasted more than 65 wines and toured five premier cru chateaux in five days. This tour is perfect for both expert and novice wine lovers, says Mr. Hagman, whose wife shares his passion for wine but not his depth of knowledge. I think my wife got as much out of it as I did. The Bordeaux Wine Experience is owned and operated by Ronald and Margaret Rens, who offer more than simple winery tours. Be our guests at our 18th-century Chateau Coulon Laurensac, says Mr. Rens. It just doesnt get more personal than that. Mr. Hagman says he really got a feel for the Bordeaux district in a way that he wouldnt have touring on his own. We met the owner, grower or harvest chair from these great estates, he says. We went to the best-known chateaux and vineyards in Bordeaux. We were guests at some fabulous parties. Our hosts knew everyone in the business. At about $4,100 per person, a trip like that might be beyond the means of many, but there are some more economical and convenient options as well. The Wine Spectator offers two annual extravaganzas: the three-day Wine Experience and the one-day Grand Tour tasting. Fort Myers wine lover Jerry Greenfield and his wife, Deb, have made multiple treks to New York for The Wine Experience, which begins with a day-long tasting featuring 250 wineries, all contained in two grand ballrooms. You can go to where they make the wines you like, or you can go to The Wine Experience where they bring it all to you, says Mr. Greenfield. Theres more to it than simply tasting wines. You meet the people who make the wines, Greenfield says, including those who produce acclaimed names such as Harlan, Seghesio and Screaming Eagle. If their name is on the label, they are usually behind the tasting table. The second day is for themed tastings that might include a collection of pinot noirs, or vertical tastings of Chateau DYquem, or four reds and four whites from a specific producer. You get to try wines you would not ordinarily try, or even see in the marketjimMcCRACKEN email@example.com A world of experiences awaits wine-loving travelers VINOplace, says Mr. Greenfield.Besides the exceptional wines and learning experience, he adds, You meet lots of wonderful people and make good relationships with the winemakers. That comes in handy should you decide to visit a specific wine region in which there are winemakers youve met at The Wine Experience. They know youre a serious wine drinker if you met them at the Wine Spectator event, Mr. Greenfield says, so you have the advantage of their special hospitality. The Wine Experience costs $1,750 per person, not including travel or lodging. The Grand Tour is a smaller-scale event that travels to several cities, bringing 200-plus of the worlds finest wineries to a single location. (This years events are May 9, Atlantic City; May 13, Chicago: and May 16, Las Vegas.) *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers BeachCelebrate this Valentines Day with a Romantic Getaway to Key West! Celebrate this Valentines Day with a Romantic Getaway to Key West!GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 Bring Your Sweetheart to Key West For an online preview or for a list of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com.Open to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available. Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m. Feng Shui for Love and RomanceSaturday, February 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet Artist Danielle FelicieMeet artist Danielle Felicie as she demonstrates her artistic techniques. The light and wonder in Danielles paintings attracts the viewer. Each time you experience one of her paintings, there is another discovery. A one-person show of the artists paintings continues through February 25. Sponsored by Florida West Arts Showcase. Receive tips on how to design a life with passion and create a loving room in the place you call home from Sarasota design professional Jeannie Bloomeld. Sponsored by Baker.2009 DESIGNER SHOWCASENow through April 11, 2009 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the doorPresented by the Southwest Florida Symphony Society Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. (239) 390-5111 10800 Corkscrew Rd., I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers across from Miromar OutletsRSVP to (239) 390-8207All wines are top-scoring selections from Wine Spectator, and participants have the chance to meet winery owners or winemakers. It costs $200 per person, not including travel and lodging. Day trips like the Napa Wine Tour offered by Wine Country Tour Shuttle are fun and economical. For $95, participants board a shuttle at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge for a tour of Napa Valley that includes stops at four wineries and a picnic lunch. Tasting fees from $7 to $15 are extra and include a winery or vineyard tour. The tour guide provides a wine 101 introduction of the valley. There are also custom tours available at hourly rates. Quality Wine Tours in New York provides trips to the Finger Lakes region, with participants selecting the wineries they want to visit. The companys six-hour rates vary from $295 for a two-passenger sedan with a driver-guide to $570 for a super stretch limo accommodating up to 12 guests. Just as the price and character of wines cover a vast range, so do the wine-related opportunities available to travelers. Whatever your travel budget, theres a trip to match. Wine picks of the week >>Alamos Malbec Mendoza Seleccin 2007: This Argentinean red has a fresh, lasting avor of blackberries and spices. About $17. >>St.-Urbans-Hof Riesling QbA Mosel-SaarRuwer 2007: A beautiful light and fruity Mosel wine with peach and apricot avors, nishing with a touch of mineral. About $17.. Dot and Bill Hagman prepare to enjoy some Bordeaux at their home in Naples. JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
If you go >>Hours: 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday >>Reservations: Accepted>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: appetizers, $2.95-$7.50; entrees, $13.95-$20.95 >>Beverages: Beer and wine served >>Seating: Booths and tables inside as well as tables on a sheltered patio>>Specialties of the house: Mulligatawny soup, spinach dip, samosa, chicken pakora, paneer kulcha, chicken tikka, tandoori shrimp, lamb vindaloo, vegetable korma, Saffron biryani >>Volume: Low >>Parking: Free >>Web site: www.saffronnaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Saffron 2059 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 331-3319If I were forced to pick just one cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Indian. Its fragrant and seductive, savory and spicy, with an abundance of vegetables, bountiful breads and fork-tender meats. It feeds body and soul simultaneously. It demands to be shared, nurturing camaraderie among those who partake together. Naples is fortunate to have an establishment that offers a wealth of tantalizing Indian dishes served by a most hospitable staff. Saffron is a hidden treasure, tucked behind a Hess gas station in what was the original Noodles restaurant on Pine Ridge Road. Beyond a simple sign, theres nothing much to see from the outside, but that magical aroma, a bouquet of the rich spices of the Indian palette, greets those who step inside. The dining room is painted in hues of saffron and papaya with prints of ornate Indian jewelry on the walls over comfortable booths. There are also tables for those who prefer them. The restaurant is owned and operated by a pair of siblings and their spouses. The men handle the cooking while the women run the front of the house, making diners feel welcome and demystifying the menu for those who arent familiar with the cuisine. The menu offers traditional dishes such as tandoori, kormas, vindaloos and masalas, and some contemporary items, including spinach dip and salmon tandoori. And, as is true of virtually all Indian restaurants, there are lots of vegetarian dishes available. Saffrons wine list is modest in scale but includes a variety of reasonably priced offerings by the bottle plus a dozen by the glass. They also stock Kingfisher beer, which isnt widely available. Ordering here is difficult because there are so many appetizing dishes. Luckily, we were a party of five, so we knew wed be able to take a big bite out of the selections. A sampler plate held a mix of appetizers crisp samosas, turnovers filled with lamb or veggies; pakoras, deepfried rounds of potato and eggplant; chicken pakora, chicken pieces dipped in chick pea flour then fried; and malai seekh kabob, tender minced lamb seasoned with ginger, garlic, coriander and other spices cooked on a skewer in a clay (tandoor) oven. All were delicious, especially when dipped in mint chutney, a light sauce of yogurt, coriander and mint. The spinach dip was quite good, too, with its rich mixture of spinach and housemade cheese served with pieces of warm naan, the classic Indian bread cooked in the tandoor oven. Entrees are served with salad or the house soup, mulligatawny. Saffrons version of this soup, whose name means pepper water, is a lovely pastel yellow made with lentils and pureed vegetables, rice and cilantro and just a little spicy bite. It came with lemon slices, which brightened all the other flavors. Then the feast began in earnest. Salmon tandoori was a delight. Because of the intense heat of the tandoor oven, meat and fish often emerge with the consistency and moisture content of shoe leather. Thats not the case here. The salmon had the characteristic red-orange tandoori hue imparted by the seasonings in which its marinated, but was very moist. The seasoned spinach that accompanied it paired perfectly. Each dish was well seasoned, some NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12-18, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Salmon tandoori is a delicious departure from the usual chicken and shrimp that are cooked in this way. Saffron serves it with rice and spinach or fresh mixed vegetables. diningCALENDAR 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 wines paired with a five-course tasting dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $95, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Sunday, Feb 15, 3-4 p.m., The von Liebig Art Center: Greg Shapiro of Tastebuds Custom Catering conducts a culinary workshop, Stretching Your Weekly/ Monthly Food Budget, showing how to get the most out of any budget while maintaining healthy and quality choices; $45, 585 Park St.; 262-6517, ext. 102. 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. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Artichoke & Co.: Sample 15 wines from California and Italy along with hors doeuvres; $28, Village on Venetian Bay; 263-6979. Thursday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: The Big Easy, with Shelly Connors using traditional Southern ingredients combined with modern techniques to create New Orleans barbecued shrimp salad with fresh corn maque choux and roasted tomato vinaigrette, shrimp-andouille savory cheese cake with Creole mustard sauce and banana Foster bread pudding; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt; 514-4663. Saturday, Feb. 21, noon to 2 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant: Chef/proprietor Alexander Bernard prepares country pate, pate en croute, chicken liver mousse and dark chocolate mousse; $40, 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-4999. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Mardi Gras, with Annie DePiero demonstrating the art of making jambalaya, gumbo, spicy crawfish fry and bourbon bread pudding; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt; 514-4663. Friday, Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Girls Night Out Caribbean tapas party, with Shelly Connors creating small appetizers inspired by Caribbean and Latin cuisines, including baked coconut shrimp with pineapple ginger dipping sauce, sugar cane skewered pork strip with honey lime glaze and tamarindancho chicken wings; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt; 514-4663.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. Saffron satisfies palate and soul with the sensual flavors of India karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE S Th e O ut, w a r o to We all declared we had no room for dessert, but our friendly and nurturing server insisted we try the mango kulfi, an Indian-style ice cream. She delivered a bowl of what looked like cheddar cheese squares. The frozen concoction is a blend of mango puree, cream and sweetened condensed milk with an intense mango flavor and a slightly chewy texture. Its an ideal way to refresh the taste buds after the garlic, onion and spices of an Indian meal.Given the quality of the food and the warm hospitality of the staff, I was saddened by the trickle of business Saffron had on a Saturday night. Ive eaten at any number of Naples restaurants that were full to overflowing yet offered neither the caliber of food nor service provided at Saffron. Like the spice for which it is named, Saffron is a rare find that deserves to be treasured. spicy, others mild, but each with a distinct flavors.Rogan josh, a classic lamb curry, married tender chunks of meat with a well-balanced curry sauce that was spicy but not in a five-alarm way. A side of Bombay dal contained savory lentils with onions, tomatoes and cumin. Kadai shrimp featured large shrimp sauted with onions, tomato, garlic and jalapenos. Kadai gosht blended onion, garlic and tomatoes with lamb in a spicy sauce, while the saag meat consisted of lamb in a mild puree of spinach, ginger and spices. The accompanying rice was fluffy and had a pleasant hint of cinnamon. Sides of soothing cucumber-studded raita and sweet mango chutney balanced out all of the lively flavors. We also tried mixed pickle, a traditional Indian side staple, that proved saltier and spicier than even the hardiest palate in this non-native group could handle. (It is, however, a condiment that Indians eat with almost everything.) Saffron offers a bakers dozen breads. We sampled keema naan, a leavened bread stuffed with spiced ground lamb; kabuli naan, which contained cashews and raisins; and paneer kulcha, with a filling of house-made cheese, onion and coriander. The keema naan seemed to clash with the entrees (and might be a better appetizer choice), but the other two breads were so good we took home the leftovers because we couldnt bear to waste them. z r ty of a ke a p pe i lled e epp lant; ip pe d malai e asone d d ot h er ay ( tan p ecially des s ser v Ind i bo w sq o c f a a In w a r d e n ha d nu m w e l r y on t h e m fo rt ab le e al so w ho nt d a s n g en t he d iners d demysuforthose an d c il ant ro b it e It e s, w o t h i c Sa a n d vege ta This spinach dip contains housemade cheese, making for a rich spread to apply to warm pieces of naan, a classic Indian bread.
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