In JeopardyDefensePubliche U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to a fair trial, and that means having an attorney. But there might not be enough money in state coffers to provide adequate representation for the poor. The courts take on thousands more cases every year, yet the state Legislature has responded with budget cuts, said Kathleen Smith, the public defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit. Further cuts will mean some alleged criminals might not be provided a public lawyer. It will come to a point where Ill have to ask the court to not be appointed some cases, Ms. Smith said. America was founded on that right: access to the courts and adequate representation. We feel that is being jeopardized by our eroding budgets and staff. Its really impeding us carrying out our mission.TBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE DEFENSE, A8 A National event returns to townThe Naples National Art Festival will draw 300 artists/exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Naples this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22. Its been 30 years since the Naples Art Association held the first festival, and those who have been involved for much of that time are impressed by how it has evolved. In 2008, Sunshine Artist magazine rated the Naples National as the fifth best art festival in the country. People didnt quite realize what a jewel they had, said Kathleen Dennison, who owns Dennison-Moran Gallery with her husband Robert and fellow artist Mary Moran. About 15 years ago, she and Ms. Moran wereBY ROBIN DEMATTIA _________________________Special to Florida Weekly The court system, in effect, is imploding under this weight of the bad economy, State Rep. Darryl RousonLawmakers cuts could mean some criminals get off scot-free r t d r>>Inside: A8Percentage of cases by county Kathleen Smith20th Judicial Circuit Public defender staffPublic defender cases200520062007200840,000 41,000 42,000 43,000 44,000 45,000 46,000 47,000 48,000 49,000 50,000 51,000 52,000 53,000 54,000 55,000 48,951 42,945 49,214 54,742200620072008125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 140 135 128SEE ART FESTIVAL, A10 ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9, 10 & 11 REAL ESTATE B13 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C23, 24 & 25 DINING CAPSULES C26 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 20 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009Picture-perfectTips for photographing the next spectacular sunset. A21 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: FEBRUARY 19, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERNo Doubt about it Gulfshore Playhouse production will make you think. C1 Naples Art Association celebrates festivals 30th year downtown If you go>>What: The 30th annual Naples National Art Festival presented by the Naples Art Association >>Where: Throughout Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, Naples >>When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22 >>Cost: Suggested donation $4 to bene t the NAA programs at The von Liebig Art Center >>Info: 262-6517 or www.naplesart.orgReading is funAnd so are Ferraris on Fifth and more cool events around town. C23, 24 & 25 Education benefitsFlorida Gulf Coast University study shows schools economic impact on SWF. B1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 No logos. No untucked shirts. No distracting haircuts. Are you of the generation that endured the hair wars? No hair over the ears used to be the common rule for schoolboys 40 or 45 years ago, and a lot of adult energy went into enforcing it. Remember that? And it did not one whit of good, because people became what they became, anyway. On the contrary, enforcement probably had a negative effect on some kids. Long hair, we all learned, had nothing to do with discipline, courage, goodness, loyalty, grace under pressure, patriotism, or talent. But the rules I listed above are contemporary. No logos, no untucked shirts, and no distracting haircuts. What exactly do public middle-school officials consider distracting? For their students, every single haircut is distracting because every single hair and each body part and all clothing labels and walking and running and sitting and standing and even just breathing are all major distractions. When youre 13, you are both distracting and distracted. But you have that right, dissatisfying though both conditions can prove to be. Too often in public schools, the insistent authority of rule-setters beats needlessly on the shore of self-expression. And adult resignation parks its fat, middle-aged imperatives right up against the gate of youthful energy and passionate hankering, in an effort to wedge it shut. But why? In theory, the argument for a weed patch of grooming rules seems reasonable: The purpose of a standardized dress code is to provide a proper educational environment for students and encourage students to focus on the learning process without distractions of inappropriate dress and grooming, according to a current rule book. In practice, it can become ridiculous. Any learning process should encourage creative self-expression. Kids, especially bright kids, have to be able to present themselves in various lights. Thats essential if theyre ever going to reach adulthood as steady, sane souls no matter what uniforms they choose to wear in life. Of course, they also have to follow the rules. But a great teacher is like a great horseman: he or she will let out the reins just as far as necessary to urge the animal to its best self. A great teacher, however, is not what my 13-year-old son encountered recently on the day he arrived at his middle school to take the state-mandated test known as the FCAT. Thats because D.P. wore his lucky sock. A full-time gifted student and member of the all-county honor band, he has twice represented his school in the county spelling bee. His verbal test scores rank him in the top 1 percent in the nation for eighth graders, and he runs three or four miles every day after school on country roads in his bare feet. He went out the door in the morning with his hair washed and brushed, his shoes tied, his socks on, his shorts clean and his logo-free shirt tucked neatly into them. But one sock wasnt white it was black and white, and striped. His lucky sock. About mid-day he came around a corner and encountered a teacher, who might have become all she could be if shed just joined the Army, instead of the ranks of public school teachers. At this point, hundreds of students had seen D.P. in his lucky sock. None had thrown down their test pencils in distracted protest, or called home and demanded to be taken out, or stormed into the principals office to complain that they couldnt think, what with the potentially life altering distraction of a striped sock in their midst. But this teacher was thrown into a frenzy of distraction. She pulled the startled D.P. aside, forced him to remove his sock and then took it way. But not before dressing him down both literally and figuratively, like a drill instructor. Later, D.P. went to the schools rule book, just to make sure. Theres nothing at all about socks of a different color whether clean, dirty, striped or solid. So he brought the rule book into the teachers room when she wasnt teaching, and showed her. Instead of apologizing, she threw a temper tantrum. She accused him of insubordination, marched him to the front office, and told him he would be suspended from school. Although no teachers or administrators called us to discuss the matter, D.P. got a message to his mother, who drove to the school and talked the matter over with the principal. No suspension has been forthcoming. But no apology has been forthcoming either and no sock. A public middle-school teacher stole a 13-year-olds sock. Which is patently absurd. Not only does the enforcement of a non-rule fail completely to provide a proper educational environment for students and encourage students to focus on the learning process without distractions, but it creates a rather massive distraction for D.P. Perhaps most disturbing of all is the notion that she, or anyone, would want to steal a teenage boys sock in the middle of a warm Florida day. Im almost certain the public schools have rules about not exposing students and faculty to airborne toxins, and Im absolutely certain she violated those rules. So heres what I think: Uniformity is not the same thing as a uniform. Some of the biggest, most vivid personalities and creative thinkers Ive ever known came wrapped in real uniforms. Require a uniform, if you must, but do not insist on uniformity. At best its a distraction, and at worst it suffocates creativity. Besides, it threatens to create a whole new underclass of sock thieves. 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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 Last gasp for limited government?Republicans fought an inspired battle against the stimulus bill, holding all but three of their 219 senators and congressmen. And they still lost. Some of the almost $500 billion in stimulus spending will enter the permanent baseline of the federal budget, the starting point for all future budgets that, in the immutable law of Washington, always grow and never shrink. From Ronald Reagan to Newt Gingrich, Republicans intent on limiting government during the past 25 years have succeeded in a limited way: From 1983 to 2000, the size of the federal government relative to GDP declined from 23.5 percent to 18.4 percent. Federal spending didnt shrink, but it grew at a slower rate than the economy, providing more breathing room for the private sector. It had bounced back to 20.9 percent last year, and could conceivably go as high as 28 percent this year. According to Newsweek (cover: We Are All Socialists Now), in 2010 total U.S. government spending will be 39.9 percent of GDP, only about 8 percent less than the average in the socialistic Eurozone countries. Is American exceptionalism about to be bundled off on a long trip to the Continent, never to return? Thats the momentous question posed by Barack Obamas presidency. Those who favor socialism of the creeping variety are feasting on a collapse of Wall Streets reputation as complete as that of the early 1930s, when one critic said of disgraced banker Charles E. Mitchell: If you steal $25, youre a thief. If you steal $250,000, youre an embezzler. If you steal $2.5 million, youre a financier. The lost moral authority of the financial sector and the market generally has accrued to government, now on the hook for $9.7 trillion worth of interventions in the economy. Whether this program is perceived to work, whether President Obama further nationalizes heath care and how much of our wealth is claimed by looming entitlements will determine the countrys future, and its nature. The backdrop to the debate over these questions is a roiling, up-forgrabs populism. The ascendant leftleaning populism feeds off anger at the new malefactors of great wealth. But a right-leaning populism is building. It takes the same anger but lumps government in with the malefactors, through its bailout of failed industries and its self-serving irresponsibility symbolized by silly pet projects in the stimulus bill and burgeoning deficits (which Republicans are newly outraged about). President Obama cant get on the wrong side of this populist sentiment. It is why he did his rapid about-face on the nomination of Tom Daschle (a liberal swell enjoying a privileged Washington lifestyle, while neglecting his tax bills), and wont yet ask for more spending as part of the latest financial bailout. President Obamas position gets more precarious if he ever imposes a broad-based tax increase to pay for an imminent deficit of nearly $2 trillion, larger than the entire federal government a mere eight years ago. If President Obama manages to cement an aggrandized government, his domestic political accomplishment will equal Ronald Reagans although, obviously, in reverse. The late sociologist Seymour Lipset wrote a brilliant book on why the U.S. didnt embrace socialism, called It Didnt Happen Here. In a few years, its conclusion might look premature. Rich Lowry is editor of the Nation-al Review.BY RICH LOWRYThe births of the modernCoincidences of the calendar dont have much real significance, but they do play a role in our national mythology. The most prominent of these, known to students of history, are the deaths within hours of one another of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams the lead author and advocate, respectively, of the Declaration of Independence. The date they died? July 4, 1826 the 50th anniversary of the declaration. It was interesting to note, this week, a coincidence that had gone less noticed: the shared bicentenary birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. At first glance, these two men would seem to have little to do with one another. But what connects the American of humble birth and the son of a prosperous English doctor, the Great Emancipator and the groundbreaking scientist, is the world we live in today. Both these men played a profound role in shaping modernity, and the historical forces each set in motion reverberate still, 200 years after their births. The Civil War over which Mr. Lincoln presided stands as such a stark dividing line that historians speak of antebellum America as a distinctly different place. Emancipation is the most obvious difference between what came before and after, but it is far from the only one. Modern warfare, our national identity, our continent-spanning geographic unity and our conception of presidential powers to name a few items on a long list -all follow a trajectory traceable back to that divisive and decisive battle. So complete was Americas transformation under Mr. Lincoln that some speak of it in biblical terms, casting the Civil War as a redemptive scouring akin to Noahs flood, or the Crucifixion. This last notion was reinforced by another coincidence that Mr. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, a fact seized upon by countless preachers across the land as they prepared their 1865 Easter sermons. And then there is Mr. Darwin, a man popularly identified with religion primarily in opposition. As Mr. Lincoln unified the nation, in life and death, Mr. Darwins work unified the life sciences upon a common foundation. Unlike Lincoln, who was unpopular in life but who has few detractors today, Mr. Darwin remains reviled by a segment of the population that sees an embrace of evolution as apostasy. Apostate or no, Mr. Darwin transformed our understanding of the world and its natural history. His descriptions of the mechanics of evolution continue to undergird biology and medical science. If there is a lesson in the coincidence of the Lincoln and Darwin bicentennials, it may be that, in the words of William Faulkner, The past is not dead. In fact, its not even past. In a nation not much giving to looking back, and in an age when a minute often seems like a long time, 200 years can feel like an irrelevant eternity. Yet just a few weeks ago, an African-American president, who had declared his candidacy by invoking Lincoln, delivered an inaugural address in which he pledged to restore science to its rightful place. He follows a president whose administration, in its defense, invoked Mr. Lincolns wartime suspension of civil liberties. The battle of evolution versus creationism, long settled in scientific circles, rages to this day in popular discourse. Our red-blue electoral divides echo the divisions of the Civil War. And in the debate over the future of Guantanamo Bay, Mr. Lincolns legacy continues to stir controversy. We still live in the shadows of the world that two men born 200 years ago played a mighty role in bringing into being. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Coincidences of the calendar dont have much real significance, but they do play a role in our national mythology.
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side to the kitchen inside (the company is a major sponsor of Ronald McDonald House). Mr. and Mrs. Black, meanwhile, have continued to pursue their own interests, which include not only fine teddy bears, but also Native American artifacts, especially pottery and baskets. I got into teddy bears because I like to eat, he says, offering this explanation: A trucking company decided to open a branch in Florida, and brought in Mr. Black. Then they suddenly closed the branch, leaving him without a job (not good if you like to eat). His mother, who had long loved teddy bears, mentioned to him that she was looking for somebody to open a museum. And he mentioned he was looking for something to do, like run a museum. So thats how that started, he says. As for the interest in Native American art, that stems from his interest in Indians, which is not superficial. Ive always admired those Native American philosophies that teach you to protect your environment and basically be nice to everything because it may be your brother, or something, he explains. Their remarkable know-how appeals to him, too. Mr. Black cites tribes who understood insulation long before whites, building two birch-bark huts, one over the top of another, and insulating the internal www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 Not quite 66 years ago, George Browne Black Jr. was born into the Main Line, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. the Main Line Katherine Hepburn made famous in The Philadelphia Story, the Main Line known for its wealth and privilege. His parents were of that class: His mother, the late Francis Pew Hayes, is part of the Pew Foundation family that supports National Public Radio. She helped to create The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the internationally respected and now shuttered Teddy Bear Museum in Naples. Mr. Black headed the Teddy Bear Museum for a number of years after getting out of the trucking business, where hed worked as a cost analyst for several companies. That was after he got out of the Navy, where he enlisted and went to boot camp after receiving a draft notice to report to the Army during Viet Nam (he pulled no family strings to avoid his service obligation). He became a Naval officer the hard way, by going through Officer Candidate School after boot camp. And all that came after he had to drop out of the electrical engineering program at Duke University to enter the military. Years later, discharged from the Navy, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. Those who know Mr. Black, affectionately tagged Brownie, recognize that he is singularly main line in only one sense: Hes down-to-earth, without stuffiness or presumption, modest and an unassuming do-gooder a main-line American man who does well by doing good, in other words. On any given Tuesday, both Mr. Black and his wife, Susan, drive from their Naples home north to the Ronald McDonald House on the campus of Lee Memorial HealthPark in South Fort Myers. This isnt board sitting or cocktail sipping both of which also have their places in the Blacks world of do-good this is working voluntarism. What I found out is that while a lot of women volunteer, very few men do, Mr. Black says. Maybe its because they see volunteering as just answering the phone or something, and its not what they want to do. Maybe they like to get putzing, as I call it at home putting everything on the computer, or fixing little things, or watching a nature show or something. But in any volunteer situation, there are a lot of things that need a guy. A guy like Mr. Black. His wife started volunteering at Ronald McDonald House first, after they both retired. One day she called her husband in to see if he felt he could contribute anything. The first thing he saw were broken louvered window blinds; he fixed those. Pretty soon, he was changing light bulbs, painting offices, washing the building, sorting pop-top tabs and hauling them to the recycling center, and carrying cases of Coca Cola from the delivery door out-Meet Brownie Black, unassuming and energetic do-gooderBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Brownie BlackCOURTESY PHOTOspace with moss; or those who used bird bones, which are hollow, as hypodermic needles; or those who understood natural remedies far superior to the whites; or those who knew how to survive in the deserts of the Southwest; or those who adapted and used horses the Spanish brought, and became better riders than the Europeans. We still have so much to learn from them, he adds. And nearly everyone else could learn a lot from Mr. Black, too. Commercial Pool Specialist
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Public lawyers in the 20th Circuit represent clients in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. They are taking so many cases with so few resources that clients are on the verge of having their constitutional right to an adequate defense violated, Ms. Smith said. The court systems 80 public lawyers provided defense for 54,742 cases in 2008, including juvenile, misdemeanor and felony; or, 11,979 more cases than in 2006. But the state Legislature in Tallahassee cut their budget by $986,000 over that same period and set an increasingly smaller cap on the total number of employees, from 140 in 2006 to 128 today. We understand that these cuts have been across the board, but weve already been through a couple of rounds of this, said Michael Orlando, the deputy public defender in Collier County. We just would like to make sure that the cuts dont reach a level where service is affected. Rep. Nicholas Thompson, a Fort Myers Republican, is a former prosecutor and vice chair of the states appropriations committee for civil and criminal justice. Its a difficult situation for us, he said. As a former prosecutor, working the other side of the room, Im very sympathetic to whats going on. Every year I try to preserve as much money as possible. I think (funding for the court system) should be a larger percentage of the state budget. Im going to try to find a way to get a higher allocation for public courts.Quality of defenseKaren Miller, a 20-year veteran of the 20th Circuit public defender system, is regularly assigned felony cases that carry life-altering verdicts. In the case of at least one client, she wasnt able to call as many experts as she would have liked to give testimony. In order to convince the state, I wanted to have the kid evaluated by a psychologist to try to give us some insight and decide if sending him to prison for a long time is really good for him and society in general, she said. We just have a lot less money for those types of things. In such cases, it doesnt necessarily mean the defense was inadequate or that lawyers like Ms. Miller didnt use every reasonable means to defend their clients. Youre not entitled to spend all the money available for a defense, said Pamella Seay, an attorney who teaches advanced courses in legal ethics at Florida Gulf Coast University. But, she added, If you cannot provide appropriate representation, you cannot take on the case. In some district courts in Florida and other states notably in MiamiDade County lawyers have quit, citing increasing workloads. The public defenders office there won a trial in which a Florida judge said they could refuse some clients to better defend others. The state appealed the decision, arguing that in a climate of economic woe, public defenders should share the budget cuts just like everyone else. FGCU Professor Seay disagrees. There are some things that should be placed above others, she said. And I think (that includes) the defending of the rights of anyone, whether its a guy caught dealing drugs or someone who is just an accidental arrestee or someone that is truly innocent and yes, that does happen. If an appellate court overturns the states decision, lawyers say, it could mean a violation of their clients rights. Aside from the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees the right to counsel, other landmark court cases have guaranteed the right to counsel for the poor (Gideon vs. Wainright, 1963); and, the right to effective counsel (McMann v. Richardson, 1970). It could also mean public lawyers will continue taking on more demanding schedules without compensation. Among younger defenders, having $100,000 in school loans is not uncommon. Starting pay is $42,100 per year. Thats living expenses, Ms. Smith said. Thats being able to get an apartment and make a car paymentWe have not seen a cost of living raise in two years. In many cases, we havent been able to give merit wages either.More cuts?Lawmakers are considering further cuts. The (state) Legislature is asking to look at how we would operate if we would receive a 15 percent reduction, Ms. Smith said. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon in Hendry County, covering court for people who are on maternity leave. I personally will be covering it for the next three months. There are no other places for cuts to come from.Meanwhile, Ms. Smith said the presumed innocent are waiting in jail while an overcrowded court system processes them. She isnt willing to continue taking all their cases in the future without seeing an increase in funds. Otherwise, clients might get a rushed or hurried defense by a staff that is already being pushed to the breaking point. I think we do a fantastic job of stretching the dollar, she said, but we will not jeopardize our clients rights. Rep. Darryl Rouson, a former prosecutor for Pinellas County who sits on the states civil and criminal justice appropriations committee, empathizes. But he predicts more budget cuts for the 20th Circuit. The court system, in effect, is imploding under this weight of the bad economy, he said. We see judges working with increased loads. We see the staff, including magistrates, being cut back. And so the public defenders are not aloneAt this point, every agency is going to suffer. From what Im seeing and what Im hearing and from the guidelines Im seeing, every agency can expect some cuts (in the new fiscal year). Just last week we were told to expect a $3.2 billion deficit right off the bat, which means cuts again. Today Im seeing numbers that are worse than that, at $5 billion, which could mean deeper cuts than we were anticipating.Turning away clientsOne possible consequence of public defenders turning away clients is being unable to prosecute them. Another includes farming the clients out to even more expensive private defense lawyers, which the state would be obliged to pay for based on their Sixth Amendment rights. At least one agency, called The Regional Conflict Counsel, is in place to handle some cases the public lawyers cannot. But none of the options are free. Ms. Smith questions how the state will pay to make use of other resources. Its still more costly than if you just funded the public defenders office adequately, she said. And if there are mistakes, and appeals, it costs more in the long run. The public defenders office is able to recoup a fraction of its expenses by charging clients a $50 application to apply for getting a public defender if they are convicted of a misdemeanor; for conviction of a felony, they pay $100. But these fees are minimal and since having legal defense is a right, its hard to enforce payment not that it ends up adding that much revenue anyway, Ms. Smith said. Having to rely on collections is not a good position to be in, she said. Personal tollPublic defenders in the 20th Circuit say representing their clients zealously is a passion that sometimes supersedes family, friends, personal lives and lunchtime. I take pride in providing my clients with the same level of defense as private lawyers, said Giovana Upson, an assistant public defender in Naples. As they take on larger caseloads, it might mean being marked with a death stare from a judge if they have to ask the court for more time to defend their clients. I dont feel like my representation for the client is suffering, but I feel like Im suffering, said defender Ms. Miller. Id like to have a life besides work. I have kids, a dog Everybodys feeling the push, but most of us, we call them true believers. We really believe in our clients. But I think it takes a personal toll, trying to keep the clients happy. Thats why Ms. Smith takes issue with the reputation public lawyers have for being the bottom rung of defense attorneys. When people assume theyre getting a lesser quality, its kind of offensive to us because were in here day after day doing the heavy lifting of the judicial system, she said. FGCU Professor Seay agreed. The public defenders office does have a really challenging job because they get some of the worst cases, she said. But thats a part of the excitement for Amanda Jacobsen, a 27-year-old assistant public defender. She regularly skips lunch to manage her caseload, crams extra work in at red lights and has no regrets. Even though the pay is not great, Im very happy here, she said. The camaraderie and my supervisors are all wonderful. Its very exciting. Its fast paced. When she graduated from the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville about a year and a half ago, Ms. Jacobsen decided on practicing civil law. At the last minute she switched to criminal law. Now I look back and I think, how boring of a life would I have had? she said. I couldnt imagine. DEFENSEFrom page 1 EVAN WILLIAMS/FLORIDA WEEKLYGiovana Upson, an assistant public defender in Naples, waits to discuss her clients misdemeanor charge with a judge. Public defenders in the 20th Circuit are facing budget cuts and growing work loads. 63% 10%5% 5% 17%GLADES HENDRY COLLIER CHARLOTTE LEE 20th Judicial Circuit Court cases by county
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN A picture tells a thousand words about a community the love of history. It began with a morning discussion about the importance of local history, followed by a conference call with the Florida Museum of History to launch the first Florida History Fair competition in Collier County. That afternoon, I met with staff from the Collier County School District and other community stewards to discuss how best to capture some of Naples most important historical treasures those revered elders who hold so many pearls of wisdom we fear might be lost if action is not taken sooner rather than later.While driving home from that meeting, I reflected on our discussion about who should be the subjects of our first filming this coming summer. When I stopped at a light, an old photograph of Mr. Haldeman next to Mr. Hachmeister, taken at what I assumed to be a wedding, slipped to the floor from the seat beside me. I had found the picture a while back in our archives at Naples Backyard History. Looking at it again, it prompted me to think of how history is made: Who decides what is important? And why do we even care? Then I wondered about the people in this particular photo: How well did Mr. Hachmeister know Mr. Haldeman? How well did Mr. Hachmeister know his own wife, for that matter? The photo made me realize that history is about families, about communities and about connecting with stories that help us remember who we are by seeing our reflection in the lives of those who were here before us. We know it took the elder Mr. Hachmeister and his son, Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Frazier, Arcadia Publishing and the board of the Naples Historical Society to make the book of new/old postcards possible. But the real credit goes to those spirited pioneers who were the subjects of Mr. Hachmeisters photographs, those everyday citizens whose daily tasks helped create the magic in this place we now call home. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 5942978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.Last month the Naples Historical Society announced it is making its archives available to Arcadia Publishing to market a package of 15 vintage photographs as postcards that will sell for $7.99 at local book and gift stores. The photos appear in Arcadias two books on Naples history written by Lynne Frazier, the former executive director of the NHS and current PBS Untold Stories writer/producer. In looking through those books, I was struck by the number of people it took to make the upcoming postcard collection possible. One of the first, if not the first, contributions to the Collier County Historical Societys (now NHS) archival collection came from a young woman who had not long made Naples her home. Her name was Doris Reynolds, and she came here in 1952 to manage the Naples Chamber of Commerce. Today, Ms. Reynolds is the official Naples City Historian. Photographer John Hachmeister was an acquaintance of Walter Haldeman, the founder of Naples. Mr. Hachmeister visited from time to time and took voluminous photos whenever he was here. His son inherited the photographs and wanted to sell them to someone who would appreciate his fathers efforts. As the story goes, the younger Mr. Hachmeister approached Ms. Reynolds at the chamber to see if she had an interest. She went promptly to see Mammie Took, then the president of Barnett Bank, and her ever-present Bassett hound, Jedge, who often helped in the loan department. It was a good day for Ms. Reynolds: Jedge wagged his tail, and she procured the loan with no collateral. Ms. Reynolds eventually gifted the photographs to the then-Collier County Historical Society with a handshake agreement that allowed her to use the photos when necessary for the three publications she produced over the next 40 years.From photos to bookMs. Frazier, who married a local after earning several degrees in history, took the next step with the archives after a chance happening. As that story goes, Arcadia Publishing, which specializes in local and regional histories, wanted a writer for a book about Naples. Nina Heald Webber, who is known nationwide for her collection of vintage postcards (800 on Naples alone), decided that her personal designs were not toward researching and writing. So Ms. Frazier, who had been preparing for this moment since she earned her first Girl Scout badge for writing, seized the opportunity. The book Naples was published late in 2004 and included many postcards from Ms. Webbers collection as well as photographs from the archives of the NHS.No history is an islandOne recent day for me was all about BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyWalter Haldeman is on the left, with John Hachmeister and his wife on the right, and two unidentified women. COURTESY PHOTOWe create history through our daily tasks. A communitys history is the sum of its families lifestyles and economic situations, as well as their actions, reactions and interactions with their own members and other families inside and outside the community. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 For two days earlier this week, artists and their easels dotted the sidewalks of Old Naples as participants in the Naples Art Associations annual Third on Canvas event. Shoppers and diners along Third Street South and nearby stopped to admire works in progress and chat with the artists about their techniques and their subjects. The colorful results of Third on Canvas 41 original works of art go on display at The von Liebig Art Center starting Friday and will hang until Thursday, Feb. 26, when they will be sold through sealed bid and live auction during the NAA gala. Tickets are $95 and include dinner buffet, wine and $20 purchasing incentive. Call 262-6517, ext. 108. The auctioneer is Lorna Kelly, a former Sothebys auctioneer featured in the film Sex and the City. We are excited to present this outdoor painting event, exhibition and gala auction for the second year, said chairperson Jody Rosenbaum, a board member with the NAA. 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. Among the participating artists are: Paul Arsenault, Carmelo Blandino, Judy Chinski, Harry Danos, Nanette Dion, Popo Flanigan, Peter Garon, Jessica Smith Geraghty, Barbara Groenteman, Nandor Horthy, Inez Hudson, Pippi Johnson, Rachel Kennedy, Karol Kintz, Ted Lay, Roger Leonard, Lynn Loscutoff, Suzanne Luker, Ysabel LeMay, Tricia May, Rosemary Mazzola, William Ward Moseley, Donald A. Mosher, Teresa Murry Bemjamin, Varick Niles, Kevin OBrien, Priscilla Powers, Phyllis Pransky, Julia Purinton, Monty Robson, Carl Schwartz, Kevin Shea, Carole Thurlow, Janine Wesselmann and Val Wright. A new feature of the Naples National Art Festival for 2009 is a series of interviews with participating artists on Saturday, Feb. 21. Gallery owner Roger Weatherburn will talk with the artists on the patio at The von Liebig Art Center; admission is $5 for each session. At 11 a.m., St. Augustine artist Thomas Long will talk about his hand-blown architectural glass installations. At 1 p.m., Anne London, who began her career in the 1980s as a young designer for Tippi Hedren, will share her charcoal drawings of animals and endangered species in particular. At 2 p.m., Colombia-born artist and Hialeah, Fla., resident Gustavo Castillo will talk about the way he unites abstract and representational imagery in his large-scale paintings of fruit. Third on Canvas event culminates in live auctionNew this year: Interviews with participating artists Cumulus, an installation by glass artist Thomas Long Charcoal drawing of a horse by Anne London Bucket with Colors, by Gustavo Castillo ITS TAX TIME!Give us a call Let us help! Bonita Springs 3301 Bonita Beach Rd Suite 306239.390.8882www.BriersCPA.comMichael T. Briers CPA, M.Acc.Thomas B. Briers CPA/PFS, CFP ART FESTIVALFrom page 1exhibitors in the show and volunteered to help with publicity. This year, Mrs. Dennison served as a juror, reviewing the work of nearly 1,000 artists vying for a coveted spot in the show. The Naples Art Association wants to show people art and help people buy art, Mrs. Denninson says, adding, So many people are intimated to go into a gallery, but this festival brings art to the public. The Dennisons and Ms. Moran buy art from the Naples National to sell in their gallery. The 2009 festival is offering something new: an artist lecture series on Saturday. Roger Weatherburn, president of the Weatherburn Gallery and a founding member and president of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association, will interview three artists about their technique. Whats interesting about all these artists is that they were all doing something else and they came to the creative arts later in life, Mr. Weatherburn says. Other artists will find their stories inspirational, and collectors will enjoy hearing from them because theyre not working in typical media. The 45-minute sessions will be held in a tent on the back patio of The von Liebig Art Center. Admission to each session is $5. At 11 a.m., Mr. Weatherburn will speak with Thomas Long about his hand-blown architectural glass installations. At 1 p.m., Anne London, who began her career in the 1980s as a young designer for Tippi Hedren, joins Mr. Weatherburn to share her charcoal drawings of endangered species. The lecture series wraps up at 2 p.m. as Mr. Weatherburn chats with Gustavo Castillo about the way he unites abstract and representational imagery in his paintings. Mr. Long worked as an architect and engineer, tried working in ceramics and ended up enjoying glass. You keep working until you find what gives you creative satisfaction, and thats going to be an interesting conversation, the artist says, adding he enjoys the physicality, choreography and the immediacy of the process, as well as the fluidity of his medium. Ms. London was a commercial artist working for Ms. Hedren when the actress-animal activist invited the artist to her private wildlife refuge, Shambala. There, Ms. London became inspired to create wildlife art. After spending time with tiger cubs and baby lions, Ms. London says, she knew she couldnt return to being a commercial artist. Mr. Castillo grew up in central Colombia surrounded by culture, but he became a commercial pilot before embarking on a career painting oversized renderings of fruit. He and his wife, Carmen Lago, have painted together professionally for 24 years. About his interview subjects Mr. Weatherburn says, It will be interesting for people to hear that youre not necessarily born an artist. Naples Art Association board member Jon Zoler is always interested in the artists perspective. A collector who, with his wife Becky, has purchased and commissioned paintings, sculpture, ceramics and multimedia works during the Naples National, Mr. Zoler appreciates the opportunity the festival provides to speak with the individual artists. Almost every piece of art has a personal story attached from the artist as he created it, he says. You get a chance to really find out what he was thinking, what ideas inspired him and even what he selected and culled out of the art There is a process of intellectual refinement, elimination and combining of elements that comes with the final piece of art. Mr. Zoler suggests people attending the Naples National walk the festival to see what is available, focus on the media they most like, identify the artists whose work they like best, and then go back and compare as they prepare to make a purchase. COURTESY PHOTO John Galbos Provencal SummersCOURTESY PHOTO Julie Carlsons Bismark PalmCOURTESY PHOTO Artist Popo Flanigan talks with a passerby near the Third Street concierge kiosk during Third on Canvas painting day Monday, Feb. 16.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 Feminist trailblazer and former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, the first lady of the press, will be the guest of honor when Planned Parenthood of Collier County hosts its fifth annual gala, Our Choice Affair: Celebrating Our Vision, Celebrating Our Choices on Tuesday evening, March 3, at Planned Parenthood gala will feature first lady of the press Helen ThomasMichael Tobin, Jerusalem-based correspondent for Fox News, will leave the front lines to be the featured presenter at the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida on Friday, Feb. 20, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Estero. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by Mr. Tobins presentation, Irans Nuclear and Empirical Ambitions, lunch and a question-and-answer session. Several students from Hodges University will have a private question-andanswer session with Mr. Tobin prior to his presentation. Mr. Tobin was the first American reporter into the Gaza strip. Most recently, he covered Israels war with Hamas. Prior to his international experience, he was a reporter and substitute anchor for the Fox affiliate WSVN-TV in Miami. Over the past 13 years, the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida has hosted 101 distinguished speakers to address members and guests on topics including business, the economy, energy, healthcare, politics and terrorism. The assembly boasts a membership of 500 prominent business leaders and retirees from leading corporations, government and not-for-profit organizations. Cost of the upcoming luncheon is $42. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 948-7909 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Speakers Assembly of SWF welcomes Fox News Jerusalem correspondentPress club plans writers conference and book fairThe Naples Press Club presents its seventh annual Authors and Books Festival and Naples Writers Conference in and around The von Liebig Art Center on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5. Festival exhibitors will display, sell and sign their works in tented areas adjacent to The von Liebig all day Saturday as part of the Naples Art Associations Art in the Park event. The writers conference takes place Saturday and Sunday in The von Liebig center and features authors Lisa Black, John Dufresne, James W. Hall, Sandy Lender, Deborah Sharp, Linnea Sinclair Charles Sobczak, Lisa Unger and Tina Wainscott. Topics will include genre writing, building a fiction series, plot and pacing, characterization and online marketing. The celebrity author luncheon at Vergina Restaurant on Saturday will feature best-selling medical thriller writer Robin Cook. For registration and additional information, visit www.authorsandbooksfestival.org, e-mail the Naples Press Club at email@example.com or call 593-1488. Hurry! Hurry! 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The seventh annual Edison State College LIFE (Leadership In Fostering Education) Award will be bestowed upon longtime Naples resident and former Florida legislator J. Dudley Goodlette at a luncheon Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Mr. Goodlette was recently tapped to serve as chief of staff for Larry Cretul, newly installed State of Florida Speaker of the House pro tempore. At the awards presentation, State Rep. Tom Grady and State Sen. Garrett Richter will present proclamations recognizing Mr. Goodle ttes work on behalf of the citizens of Collier County, particularly in the area of education. Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp is also expected to congratulate Mr. Goodlette. Scott Lutg ert, recipient of the 2007 LIFE award along with his father, Raymond L. Lutg ert, will present the LIFE Award sculpture to Mr. Goodlette. Previous LIFE Award recipients are: Holland Sally (2003), Edward Morton (2004), Fred Pezeshkan (2005), Juliet Sproul (2006), Scott and Raymond Lutgert (2007) and Adria Starkey (2008).Tickets to the luncheon for $150 per person are available by calling Kevin Miller at 7323718 or e-mailing email@example.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 NEWS A19 Edison State College to honor Dudley Goodlette 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 Presidential Models Limited Instant Rebate Offer Valid Through 4/15/091-866-558-0312 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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Paddle by day, hike by nightCollier-Seminole State Park offers guided, narrated canoe tours and hikes. Heres the latest schedule: >>Guided daytime canoe trips set out at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 20, 22, 23 and 25. Youll paddle through the mangroves along the Blackwater River, listening to stories of Seminole survival and keeping your eyes peeled for colorful crabs, tarpon and even manatees. The three-hour trip is fun for ages 6 and older; $25 per person in your canoe or a park canoe. Special group, family or club trips can also be arranged. Reservations required. >>Guided night hikes happen from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24-26. Unravel mysteries and sharpen your senses as you hike with a park naturalist, watching for shooting stars and other night wonders with no city lights to interfere. Great for ages 6 and older; $10 per person. Reservations required. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. To sign up for a canoe trip or a hike, call Lee Belanger at 394-3397. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 NEWS A21 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSThe horizon should not be in the middle of the picture unless youre taking a picture over water and want the suns refection. This shot is very difficult because often the water appears black in the photo if the sunlight is too bright. In this case, just crop out most of the foreground if your sunset against the sky is still lovely. Most good sunset photos show mostly sky, since this lessens the contrast problem. Be sure to keep the camera level if you plan to include any of the horizon. Any object in the foreground should not be in the middle of the shot. Here at Collier-Seminole State Park, our saltwater marsh and our memorial field both face west, making great backdrops for sunset photos. Come try some shots and then stay for one of How many times have you stopped what you were doing just to look at a pretty sunset? I bet youve tried to capture the moment on camera, too. If you werent happy with the results, here are a few tips to improve your next efforts. The biggest problem in taking sunset pictures is the sun itself. Our eyes can see contrasts better than a camera, so for sunsets you want the contrasts to be muted. By late afternoon, look for a few clouds to soften the contrasts and add interest to your picture. Find a clear view of all or most of the western horizon. Look for one or more objects in the foreground to add an attractive silhouette (for example, palm trees or driftwood). To make a good picture great, it also helps to understand what causes a brilliant sunset. The atmosphere acts as a prism that scatters light; blue light is the easiest to scatter. When watching a setting sun, you look through more atmosphere than when the sun is higher. The blue has scattered, leaving reds, oranges and yellows. Sunsets look different from day to day. One reason for that is because the amount of moisture in the air varies. Water droplets act as tiny prisms, scattering more blue light and leaving BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklySome tips for how to get the best from a sunset photored and yellow. The more moisture, the more likely the sunset will be pretty. To tell if there is moisture in the air, watch an airplanes vapor trail. When the trail is very long, there is more water in the atmosphere, therefore, a better chance for a lovely sunset. Particles from air pollution, a wildfire or smog also scatter light. These unpleasant conditions can produce brilliant reds and yellows as the sun dips below the horizon. With this new knowledge, youre ready to plan for your perfect sunset photo. Note the cloud pattern, amount of moisture, look for objects to silhouette, and a scenic area facing west. Its ok to point the camera toward the sun for sunset (or sunrise) pictures, but the sun should be behind a cloud or in some haze, or it should have just set. When using a camera with a light meter, your picture will be underexposed if the sun is too bright, and the meter will overcompensate. Whatever the camera, its always best to take several pictures. Often what you think is the perfect shot, improves a moment or two later. This can happen over and over, so bring a charged battery and lots of film or a digital camera with plenty of memory. To bring out details in a close object, use flash. Remember, the best sunset shots are often 10-15 minutes after the sun goes down. our scheduled night hikes this week. Remember, a good sunset photo takes planning and a bit of luck. Have fun with your photos and send me one or two. Id love to see them. Lee Belanger is a volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 NEWS A23 Rx email@example.com Not all journalists are the same. H. L. Mencken, journalist extraordinaire, lived in the America of the first half of the 20th century. Our current politics of huge economic bail out packages and debate over American involvement in war bring Mencken to mind. He did not support the New Deal, nor American involvement in World War II. Mencken is often referred to as the American Nietzsche. Like this German philosopher whom he loved, Mencken is known for his pithy, koan quotes. Let me share three: Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got used to it. Explanations exist, they have existed for all times, for there is always an easy solution to every problem, neat, plausible, and wrong. We are here and it is now: further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine. Moonshine is a word that Mencken probably loved. It is complex and provocative and insidious and dangerous. Like the moon itself, it has many faces. Moonshine can simply mean the light of the moon, said to have the power MUSINGS in the time of the moons fullness to turn rational beings into lunatics. Or it can mean nonsense, like Menckens here quoted notions of explanation and ordinary truth. Or perhaps the reference might be to the liquid intoxicant created by smugglers in the light of the moon and explained away as mere moonshine, really nothing, to those who came to enforce prohibition. But this mere nothing moonshine, sought to reduce the mind to a less painful nothing, can be hazardous. Lead or glycol can contaminate from the still construction, or lye and methanolcan be added to create fallacious higher proofs. And these chemical invaders can cause blindness or death. Moonshine conceals more than it reveals.My favorite Mencken creation emerges out of his conversation with a stripper. She told him that she wanted a better word to describe her time-honored profession. A stripper concealed by any other name might aid in the joy of the revealing. The genius of Mencken provided an amazing suggestion. He told the stripper to call herself an ecdysiast. Mencken created this noun from ecdysis, which refers to molting, the periodic shedding of the exoskeleton in arthropods. Without the help or hindrance of moonshine, arthropods go into a deep inactivity during which their exoskeleton separates from the underlying skin.This is necessary: The inelastic rigid-Reveal and conceal Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.The once concealed, loose and pale and shining bioluminescence is by layers revealed, dancing itself into hardness, then loosening itself again. Mencken was not right about this one: Truth remains a stranger. We can never get used to her dance. Her veils are endless. What is revealed today soon hardens to conceal, then softens to reveal again. We are moonstruck and we are the loving It. ity of the exoskeleton r equir es its periodic shedding to allow growth. After molting, the arthropod is teneral, a kind of moonshine creature: fresh, softbodied, pale. It is during this time that damaged or missing limbs can begin to regenerate. That process often needs time to occur over the course of several molts. Each molt is merely a brief encounter, a one-night tryst. Within only a couple of hours the new exterior hardens and darkens like tanned leather, again congealed and the beneath concealed. The ecdysiast, homo sapiens or arthropod, dances the veils away, many more than 70 times seven, a scriptural expression of infinity. We remember a severe dance that led to head hacked off in promise to stepdaughter prompted. Or the myth of Ishtar dancing and shedding garments and regaining them in her journey through the seven gates of the underworld. Our longing for the under to be revealed is only matched by our need to see not; to conceal in the light of minds moonshined darkly. We know in the space between hardnesses, in the moments of degenerate regeneration, that what we see is not what we get. 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 4221 Tamiami Trail East, Naples 239.793.2644ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY WITH DANCING(Formerly KJs)
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Young Professionals networking Plus a 25th anniversary milestone for Preferred Travel and other business events. B9, 10 & 11 Managing just fine Lisa Paul has had an important hand in shopping centers all around town. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance On the Move See whos doing what and going where. B4 Greater Naples Leadership and Young Professionals Naples have teamed up for a program in which GNL members, many of whom are retired executives, philanthropists and educators, will mentor YP members to enhance their professional and personal growth. The program is modeled on the Leadership Collier Foundation/GAIN Just Coffee program. YP members who want to pair up with a mentor need to send a request and brief information to GNL liaison Christy Barbale, who will then match the young professionals with experienced ones who share skills, talents and interests. Because many of the mentors are snowbirds, the program is offered only in March and April. Deadline for YP Naples members to submit a request to be paired with a GNL mentor is Monday, March 2. E-mail the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Name: Industry/company: Your role/position: Short-term professional goals: Long-term professional goals: Educational background: Outside interests: Phone and e-mail address: What are you looking to gain from your relationship with your mentor?: Those who participate are obligated to meet only once with their GNL contact; additional meetings are completely optional and encouraged. YP Naples wants to pair members with mentorsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY While Florida Gulf Coast University plays a vital role in educating thousands of people each year, it also contributes to the regions economic health. A recent analysis determined that the overall economic impact in the fivecounty service area (Collier, Hendry, Lee, Charlotte and Glade counties) for fiscal 2007-2008 amounted to $389 million in total expenditures, the creation of 3,525 jobs and $162 million in labor income. The direct and indirect economic impact of the university was determined by using IMPLAN, an input/output economic model. The complete study can be found at www.fgcu.edu/cob/reri. Student enrollment at the 11-year-old university rose to 10,214 in fall 2008, an increase of 9 percent from the previous fall. The employees and infrastructure required to support that growth are responsible for the schools economic impact. In fiscal year 2007-2008, the school employed 1,751 people, including faculty, staff, students and temporary workers, with an average full-time salary of $55,467, which is substantially higher than average for the local economy. Capital expenditures for new buildings, facilities and infrastructure amounted to more than $71 million in 2007-2008. This included Everglades Hall, providing housing for 400 students; Lutgert Hall, home to the Lutgert College of Business; work on Holmes Hall, which houses the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering; Sugden Hall, housing the Universitys Resort and Hospitality Management programs; the central energy plant and other infrastructure projects. Capital expenditures for 2009 are expected to total more than $31 million and include a solar energy field, a new academic building, an addition to Sugden Hall and additional infrastructure. FGCUs students themselves also contribute to the local economy. When the number of students who come to FGCU from elsewhere is combined with the number who remain in Southwest Florida rather than leave for college, their impact amounts to $30 million. That money is spent on food, housing, clothing, transportation, health care, entertainment and other goods and services. Beyond the immediate money they contribute, students gain career options, promotional opportunities and higher earnings and fill the need for highly skilled employees in the community. The spending generated by the university created additional employment and income for some 150 types of businesses, including the food and beverage industry, entertainment facilities, retail stores, performing arts venues, hotels, medical services, dry cleaning, laundry services and more. Gary Jackson is the director of the Regional Economic Research Institute in the Lutgert College of Business at FGCU. This article is reprinted from the universitys Pinnacle Magazine, Winter 2009. For more information, visit www. fgcu.edu.The value of higher educationFGCU plays large part in regions economic well-being BY GARY JACKSON _______________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTO A construction worker on at Florida Gulf Coast University, where several new buildings have gone up in the past year. FGCU impact 2007-2008 >>Local expenditures: $389 million >>Labor income: $162 million >>Capital expenditures: $71 million >>Employed: 1,751 people >>Jobs created: 3,525 GARY JACKSON
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With our A investment-grade rating from Standard & Poors, and over $120 billion* in assets under management, we have the experience to help you weather any storm.401 Fifth Ave. South Naples, FL 34119To learn more, please call Robert Saltarelli, Regional President, at 1-239-254-4200 or visit one of our convenient locations:15465 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34102 plished while at Neapolitan Enterprises, Mrs. Paul was ready for a new challenge, and this time yet another significant family, the Lutg erts, central to shaping the Naples landscape, welcomed her on board as director of commercial properties, the position she holds today. Ive been fortunate to work with those who have had a major impact on Collier County, she says. Its been a great honor. In all, Mrs. Paul manages eight properties for Lutgert C ompanies, including well-established centers like Village on Venetian Bay, The Promenade at Bonita Bay, Neapolitan Way, Midway Plaza and Crossroads, as well as some just making their mark on the community, such as Mercato. Her challenges are more than just finding new tenants and managing existing ones, maintaining the look and feel of a property and collecting rent. She also has to make new commercial centers attractive to the public, while still driving traffic to the ones that have been here for decades. More importantly, the goal is to not only to appeal to shoppers and diners with retailers and restaurants, but to encourage them to linger for the afternoon amidst an atmosphere that is immaculate and inviting. I can watch it, touch it, feel it, she says about every property she oversees. Each is like a child. While her voice conveys just how much she loves what she does, one cant help but wonder if she harbors any regret for not pursuing that Washington, D.C., dream.Naples has certainly grown into a small version of a lot of those large cities with its culture and people, she says. It has fit my niche more than I thought it would, and it offers all those things I could have been offered in the big city. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 Lisa Paul, director of commercial properties f or Lutg ert Companies, can look around Naples and know that in her 25-plus years here shes had a big hand in shaping the communitys retail landscape. And while she can now confess her love of property management, saying frankly, As sick as it sounds, it is in my blood, that discovery was a winding road for this Ohio native. As a young woman, Mrs. Paul dreamed big. With an associates degree in paralegal studies and a bachelors of science in intergovernmental relations from the University of Toledo, she was eager to leave her Ohio hometown for the bustling Washington, D.C., her sights set on being a lawyer or working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. However, when the proverbial fork in the road presented itself, Mrs. Paul put her big-city dreams on hold and instead accepted her parents offer to live in their newly purchased condo in Naples. I knew nothing about Naples, but since they had a condo and I love Florida, I took them up on their suggestion, she says. While generous, the offer didnt come without stipulations. Her parents expected monthly rent payments, which meant finding a job was her top priority. Gulf Title, a title insurance company, saw the new graduates potential. By the time the company closed its doors a few years later, Mrs. Paul had worked her way up through the ranks to vice president. Though D.C. still intrigued her, when faced with the decision to stay or leave, she chose to remain in Naples. She took a position with Collier Enterprises, where she was given the opportunity to get involved in property management, a role she cherished for 12 years. Naples was booming at that time, says Mrs. Paul, who assisted the company in building and leasing several shopping centers. It was fun to be a part of it. To this day, shes never forgotten her first: The Pavilion at the corner of U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road. Thats when I realized that property management really makes a difference, she explains. It was personal to me. I felt like I was an owner, too. I wanted to help it and the tenants grow and be successful. Her tenure at Collier Enterprises opened many doors for Mrs. Paul, whose career path was now paved with all intentions of continuing in property management. Eventually the road led to working with Neapolitan Enterprises, a Naplesbased company that owns and manages many properties on Third Street South, during a crucial time when significant merchants, including Tommy Bahamas Tropical Caf and Campiellos, had just found a home there. I felt like I had helped to make it better, she says of her seven-year association with Third Street South, confessing that she introduced the snow, which to this day is still an integral part of the annual Festival of Lights ceremony. Satisfied with what she had accomBUSINESS PROFILE Naples isnt the big city of her dreams, but its a perfect fitLisa PaulBY ALYSIA SHIVERS ____________________news@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 free to any Waterside Shops guest; there is a fee for her seminars, workshops and personal style profiles. Ms. Lampard is the founder and principal consultant of Naplesbased Style Matters International. James McCauley has joined Suncoast Financial Group and will direct operations of the firms expansion to Bonita Springs from Fort Myers. The new Suncoast office is in Sunshine Professional Center. Mr. McCauley has 25 years of expertise in life/health insurance products as well as financial services and established his own agency 17 years ago. A graduate of Stetson University, he holds the Chartered Life Underwriter designation from The American College and is a past qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Randall Braun has been named senior vice president, commercial banking division head, for Fifth Third Bank. Mr. Braun joins Fifth Third Bank from its Southern Indiana affiliate, where he most recently served as senior vice president and large corporate lending manager. He previously worked with Deloitte & Touche. In his new position he is responsible for developing and directing commercial banking activity in the South Florida affiliates. Nancy Bertelsen, Aileen Kennedy, Dennis Christensen, Gabriel Paul, Diane Brown, Jim Graham and Barbara Steyer are the newest agents at Florida Home Realty.Melinda Sweet is the new owner and president of Landing Mortgage Inc. She joined the company in October and has more than 20 years of financial industry experience. Norman Kluger, Donna Kitchton and Mary Barnes all joined the company in January and are senior loan officers. Cheryl Lampard has joined Waterside Shops as the centers first-ever personal style and image consultant. She will be available to Waterside Shops guests for image consulting, wardrobe appraisal and merchandise selection from any of the centers 60 specialty boutiques and anchor stores. She will also produce personal style profiles for shoppers, and will conduct fashion and grooming seminars for women (Lipstick Lunches) and men (Pinstripes & Pancakes). Ms. Lampards personal styling services are 18-acre John Marazzi Nissan on Pine Ridge Road has 33 service bays. Michelle Harrison was named Builder of the Year 2008 by the Collier Building Industry Association. A real estate agent with John R. Wood Realtors, Ms. Harrison joined the CBIA in 1994 and has held many roles within the organization, including serving on the Sales and Marketing Council, the board of directors and the executive board. In 2007 she served as CBIA president. Downing-Frye Realty Inc. reports the sales leader for January in the companys Naples office was Lauren Fowlkes and listing leader was Marcia Hawken. In the Bonita Springs office, Debra Pappas-Burback was the January sales leader and Carl Salyers was the listing leader. Dorothy Williams, director of design for the Bonita Bay Community Association, has earned the Professional Community Association Manager designation from the Community Associations Institute in Alexandria, Va. Ms. Williams joined the Bonita Bay Community Association in January 2000. She chairs the Design Review Committee, which ensures the consistency and aesthetic standards of the 2,400-acre masterplanned community, and is a member of the national CAI and the South Gulf Coast Chapter of CAI.Landing Mortgage Inc. has moved to 809 Walkberbilt Road, Suite 1, Naples. Licensed in Florida and Michigan, the firm offers conventional, FHA USDA and reverse mortgages. The new fax is: (866) 930-4181 and new e-mail is: email@example.com. Call 403-7400 or visit www.LandingMortgage.com for more information.Marbella Design & Fabrics celebrates the grand opening of its new location from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. The public is invited to the 8,000-square-foot showroom at 2100 Trade Center Way, Suite E, for refreshments, a live radio broadcast by Sunny 106-FM, cooking demonstration by Food from the Heart (4:30-6:30 p.m.) and prize giveaways including a three-day Orlando weekend, gift cards for Outback Steakhouse and Carrabas and a Marbella fabric basket worth $1,000. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 597-6313 or visit www.marbellafabrics.com. Dave McKinney has joined John Marazzi Nissan as manager of the Service Department. Mr. McKinney previously was service manager at DeVoe Infiniti. He has 23 years of automotive service management experience. The service department at the ON THE MOVE sound advice. O ces to go in 24 hours as low as $500! Sunbelt O ce Furniture239-566-2857O ce Furniture & Design239-337-1212 Moving O ces?Let us show you how to and new o ces. www.ofdc-inc.com New Location Automotive McKinney Kitchton Wiliams Sweet McCauley Braun Barnes Construction Real Estate Retail Banking & Finance
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The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday of the month (next meeting Feb. 24) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance at www. leecolliernet.com. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (next meeting March 12) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Point Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance at www.leecolliernet.com. Regular meetings of the ABWA Neapolitan Chapter take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month (next meeting Feb. 24) beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton. 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, Feb. 25, at the EDC office, 3050 Horseshoe Drive, Naples. Presenters include state and federal trade specialists, a local banker, a freight forwarder, counseling specialists and a local export company. Registration is required and the cost is $20. Contact Vicky Holmes at 745-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited. The Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance at FGCU presents a workshop titled The Uproar Over Executive Compensation: How Should the Board React and How is it Likely to Affect the 2009 Proxy Season, from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Sugden Welcome Center. Cost is $25 in advance, $25 at the door. Register online at www.fgcu.edu/cob/ircg/programs. html. Seating is limited. The U.S. Postal Service presents a free seminar titled How Direct Mail Builds Business, Step by Step from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Main Post Office, 1200 Goodlette Road. Representatives from the Postal Small Business Development Office and the Southwest Florida Postal Customer Council will answer questions after the presentation. Seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing email@example.com. The Zonta Club of Naples holds business luncheon meetings beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (next meeting March 3) at the Hilton Naples. To make a luncheon reservation, call Sally Sitta at 262-1283. Members and guests are reminded to save the date for the Zontas fourth annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on Friday, March 20, at The Strand Country Club. Tickets are $80; call Honey Gardiner at 598-9058 to reserve your seat. Womens Network of Collier County, an organization dedicated to helping women grow their businesses, meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting March 10) at the Collier Athletic Club. Cost is $22 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For reservations, e-mail Laurie Nicolas at firstname.lastname@example.org.SEE MEETINGS, B7
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 BUSINESS B7 The Leadership Collier Foundations 2009 Growing Associates in Naples class begins next month. This is the second session of GAIN, the newest program offered by the foundation to help build a broad-based network of community leaders. Participants enhance their leadership abilities and skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement in order to enable them to work toward solutions in the public interest. The GAIN program takes emerging young leaders through a series of education workshops over a three-month period. The curriculum focuses on professional development, business relationships, networking and community awareness.Members of the GAIN Class of 2009 are: Ashley Armstrong, Great Grabz; Mary Bailey, Professional Building Systems; Kristi Bartlett, Economic Development Council of Collier County; Ben Becker, Coastal Wealth Management Group; Thomas (T.J.) Boone, Naples Daily News; Michael Brown, Banyan Brown Solutions, Inc.; Cole Caruso, Florida Habilitation Network, Inc.; James DeLony, Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc.; Sonia Diaz, Coleman, Hazzard, & Taylor, P.A.; Katy Esquivel, Meuers Law Firm, PL; Stephanie Feldman, Phillips Harvey Group; Joseph Frazier, Collier County Emergency Management Department; James French, Collier County Government; Marc Huling, Roetzel & Andress LPA; Melissa Kindell, University of Florida Pediatric Residency; Jonathan Kling, Naples Community Hospital Healthcare Center; Ron Lazarto, Gulfshore Insurance; Lila Leckey, Cummings & Lockwood LLC; Keri Looker, RWA, Inc.; Kelly Magher, University of Florida Pediatric Residency; Chad Phipps, Gravity Benefits; Brian Psota, First National Bank of the Gulf Coast; Michael Roseman, Synovus Bank; Kerry Runyon, Collier County Parks and Recreation Department; Samuel Saad III, Sam J Saad III, PA; Jereme Shaidle, RWA, Inc.; William Shorack, Transcontinental Lending Group and 360 Marketing Services; Noah Standridge, Centrus Planning; and Nicholas Weidenmiller, Presstige Printing.GAIN and the Leadership Collier Foundation are programs of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 262-6376 or visit www.napleschamber.org. GAIN Class of 2009 ready to get to workBUSINESS MEETINGS From page B6 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : email@example.com If an ACCIDENT gets you off course Remember.......ALL ROADS LEAD TO US YEARS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS WELCOME ON-SITE RENTALS STATE OF THE ART PAINT BOOTHS DIGITAL PAINT MATCHING SYSTEM DIGITAL MEASURED FRAME MACHINES PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE Big, Tall, Short, or Small??? 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GCVF promotes the regions new and emerging businesses by bringing together entrepreneurs, educational resources, capital providers and service providers. Monthly meetings take place October through June. New members must qualify as accredited investors as defined by the SEC. For more information, call 2626300 or visit www.gcvf.angelgroups.net. The Jewish Business Network of Sou thwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month (next meeting March 13) from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky in Fort Myers, 13170 Cleveland Ave. Cost for members is $5 in advance, $10 at the door; non-members pay $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Bring business cards, brochures and a friend. To RSVP and for information about how to pay in advance, call 433-7708 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Direct Selling Womens Allianc e Southwest Florida Area Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of every month (next meeting March 17) 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 email@example.com. C apital 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. Busines s 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 t ers Business Network International holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. For information, call Lola Moore at 3983006 or Kelly Salmons at 597-0787.
B8 BUSINESS FEB19-25, 2009 Sunshine Pharmacy celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, marking a decade of service to Collier County and Southwest Florida. When the independent, locally owned pharmacy opened at 5482 Rattlesnake Hammock Road in February 1999, owner Del Parrish and pharmacy technician Crystal McDaniel created a pharmacy unique to the area, complete with delivery service and reasonable costs for services such as prescription compounding and specialty packaging. In 2003, Sunshine Solutions, a closeddoor pharmacy division, was founded to meet the needs of long-term care facilities, mental health organizations and hospice agencies. The division now reaches more than 50 contracted entities throughout the region with daily delivery and 24-hour service. In 2006, the company evolved to offer durable home medical equipment products and the name changed to Sunshine Pharmacy, Respiratory and Medical Supply. Six retail stores now operate in Collier County, with the most recent opening in Golden Gate Estates. Last month, the company acquired Palm Medical Supply. We began Sunshine Pharmacy 10 years ago with a simple goal in mind: to take care of our neighbors, said Mr. Parrish. I am proud of our growth as a business, but even more grateful to know how much we have helped our community in the process. Today Sunshine Pharmacy Inc. has more than 80 employees. For more information, visit www.mysunshinepharmacy.com. The third annual TechXPO presented b y the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will be held from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Embassy Suites Fort Myers-Estero. The only one of its kind in Southwest Florida, TechXPO was created to showcase innovative technology companies in our region. Chamber members and non-members are invited to purchase an exhibitors table to showcase their technology. Theres great enthusiasm for an event like TechXPO, simply because theres nothing else like it, and more businesses than you think have amazing technology to offer, says Wendi Fowler, president of The Client Server, Inc., a presenting sponsor of the event. A free technology preview is from 3:30-5 p.m., when attendance is free to the public. The formal exhibition begins at 5 p.m., after which visitors will be charged at the chambers standard Business After Hours rates. For more information, call Jackie Aaron at the Greater Bonita Area Chamber of Commerce, 992-2943, or e-mail Jackie@ bonitaspringschamber.com. Sunshine Pharmacy knows the prescription for success Exhibitor space available at TechXPO III in Bonita Springs
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING Young Professionals Naples Clothes Do Make the Man at John Craig Clothier Preferred Travel of Naples Silver Signature EventASHLEY EDMONDS / FLORIDA WEEKLYChip Shamaski, JoeJo Jennings, Mike Shoutff and Brian Wilson Barry Zell and JoeJo Jennings Margo Buttino, Joyce and John Blatner Wilma and Bill Boyd Ray Higdon, Jessica Bartowski and Ryan Drachenberg Ashley Edmonds and Brian Nelson Carol Pier and Arlene Nichols Sara and Greg Billings, Pat Claussen TAUNA SCHOTT / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 Currently Showing Properties to $20 million MARGARET HUTCHISONP.A. CRS ABR RECS REALTORDirect: 239.272.7000AUDREY CARMONYP.A. GRI RECS REALTORDirect: 239.272.4462View listings, photos & floorplans at www.beachbreezes.com The Coffee Mill has opened in The Promenade at Bonita Bay in an 1,100-square-foot space previously occupied by Starbucks. Owners Lou and Marcia Seiden serve a variety of lattes, cappuccinos, fresh-roasted coffee, iced teas, ice-blended drinks, cold beverages and juices along with an assortment of pastries. The shop has Wi-Fi service for customers. Mr. Seiden previously worked for Starbucks at this location and is a second-generation shop owner; his father operated a coffee shop under The Coffee Mill name in Atlantic City, N.J. Store hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Call 495-8533. James Michael Salon & Spa opened recently in the Tower Plaza at 3652 Tamiami Trail N. Owners Kimberley Ouimet and James Michael Price welcome men and women for complete services in hair, nails, skin care and makeup. The salon caters to bridal parties and also offers special packages such as Cinderella Day, A Day of Beauty, Girls Night Out and its signature Pink Slipper Service, which includes plush pink slippers, pink bubbly and tasty treats.The owners invite everyone to their grand opening celebration with wine, hors doeuvres, raffles and giveaways plus a ribbon-cutting hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. For more information, call 775-4000, visit www.JamesMichaelSalon.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org John Marazzi Nissan, formerly Naples Nissan, has opened at 3640 Pine Ridge Road. The new 18-acre dealership has a large inventory of new and certified, pre-owned vehicles. John Marazzi is the former manager of Fort Myers Toyota. For more information, visit www.MarazziNissan.com. Waterside Shops announces it is 100 percent leased with the recent opening of three new stores: contemporary German fashion house Basler, French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels and Italian footwear and accessories boutique Salvatore Ferragamo. The Waterside location for Basler in an 1,100-square-foot freestanding boutique is the companys first-ever in the United States. Known for its fine tailoring and superb details, Basler is sold in more than 60 branded shops around the world, and in fine specialty and department stores. Van Cleef & Arpels 1,300-square-foot boutique at Waterside is the first on the west coast of Florida. The 1,940-square-foot Salvatore Ferragamo shop has a complete assortment of footwear, select apparel and accessories for women and men.Waterside Shops opened in 1992 and was redeveloped in 2006 by The Forbes Company. 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Features include built-in entertainment center, tile in living areas GRANITE, crown molding, and PRIVATE POOL $399,900 PRIME Cul-de-sac location at an unbeatable price! 4 BR, 3.5 BA Carlyle home offers formal dining and living rooms, along with large great room, crown and decorative molding replace,and large screen lanai great for entertaining guest. Owners ready to negotiate not a short sale! $399,500 SHORT SALE VILLAGE WALK NORTH NAPLES ISLAND WALK NORTH NAPLES IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES SAN REMOThe Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University offers two professional development workshops designed to help leaders and managers understand the effects they have on the people they lead. Both workshops take place Thursday, March 5, in FGCU s Lutg ert Hall and will be facilitated by Lorna Kibbey. Cost of each session is $69 Beginning at 8:30 a.m., Leading in Difficult Times will teach participants how to manage change, reduce gossip and rumors and increase job satisfaction. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B13Home buyers will dig savings offered by Centex on residences in The QuarryClassic design and 21st century convenience in Mediterra When only Tuscan will do, this home has it all The Antimo is named after a church in Tuscany.COURTESY PHOTOSWith its Winter Savings Event at The Quarry in North Naples, Centex Homes is offering price reductions and attractive financing options on move-in ready homes. Prices start in the low$200,000s for carriage, single-family and estate homes. Carriage homes in The Quarry feature up to three bedrooms, 2 baths and a two-car garage; single-family and estate homes in the neighborhood have up to five bedrooms and four baths. CTX Mortgage Company, LLC, an affiliate of Centex Homes is offering a 4.5 percent APR fixed interest rate on a 30-year mortgage to qualified buyers. The Quarry is designed around a par-72 golf course created by Hurdzan Fry Golf Course Design and built around several lakes and nature preserves. Complementing the course is a driving range with an expansive tee area and a putting green. Members also enjoy The Golf Lodge, designed in the tradition of Americas classic lake lodges with exposed timber, a highpitched roof, chiseled mountain rock and stacked-stone fireplaces. Amenities include billiards and card rooms, handsomely appointed locker rooms, a well-equipped pro shop, a formal dining room and casual bar and grill. A terrace runs the length of the lodge and overlooks the 18th hole. On the southern shore of 320-acre Stone Lake, The Lake Lodge and Beach Club is an aquatic playground for use by all residents of The Quarry. Nonresident golf members can add access to the Lake Lodge and Beach Club facilities for an additional membership fee. In addition to swimming, strolling the half-mile long beach, boating, fishing or sunning, The Club provides a hub for community gatherings and other recreations. It encompasses a 5,000-squarefoot pool with a spa and a 75-foot-long lap pool, each surrounded by a sundeck. The 5,025-square-foot fitness center has Cybex exercise equipment, and the spa has rooms for massages and other rejuvenating services. Locker rooms are nearby. The clubs bar and grill offers lakefront dining, both indoors and outside on the covered terrace. For more information, visit the sales and information center at 9425 Immokalee Road, call 455-5450 or go to www. thequarrynaples.com. To learn more about Centex Homes Winter Savings Event, visit www.centex-sale.com or call (888) 873-0459. Contemporary Southwest Florida architecture is often a mishmash of Mediterranean influences. Sometimes its a blend of design features from Spain or Italy or France or America. Rarely is it a purebred. Yet, when Nils and Giselle Swann decided to build a spec home for sale in the community where they live, they wanted authentic. They wanted a classical Tuscan villa. To make that happen, the couple spent countless hours with the architect, sifted through dozens of classic design books, SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The Mariner single-family home in The Quarry, a North Naples commuity by Centex Homes FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFFSEE MEDITERRA, B18
The nest opportunities do not have to scream. Or yell. Or draw attention to themselves. Because they are rare. Prized. Desired by those few who can actually realize them. And Madeira is just such a prospect. So, put your ear to the wind. Listen very carefully. You will not hear a knock. Youll hear the gentle laughter coming from Marco Islands Crescent Beach. Youll hear the sound of a contented splendorous life. And it will come in the form of a gentle whisper beckoning you to call Madeira. Schedule a tour of our new model today. While the opportunity still exists. Starting from $1.8 million. In fact, its because Madeira is the epitome of beachfront living that discriminating individuals have snapped up all but a few of these prized properties. With amazing ready-to-inhabit residences from 2,500-3,500 square feet bejeweled with amenities like the start-of-the-art tness center, private elevators, billiards room, and well, thats just the beginning. The Ambassador Membership* provides residents with golf at The Rookery Golf Club, tennis and privileges to the Marriotts Balinese-style health spa and hair salon. (239) 642.4200 Laura Adams Cell (239) 404.4766 350 South Collier Boulevard Marco Island, FL 34145 MadeiraMarco.com 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 DEVELO PER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NEW DESIGNER FURNISHED MODEL OPEN DAILY*Annual dues apply. The best opportunities do not knock. They whisper in your ear and are gone in a eeting second.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 and 3 BEDROOM Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 1965 Taken better care of my Barbie doll collection 1973 Given a second look at the well mannered geek that sat next to me in math class 1980 Listened to my brother-in-law when he told me to invest in this new company called Apple 2009 Bought a Toll Brothers home when it was a buyers marketI WISH I HAD... There has never been a better time to buy a Toll Brothers home. Take advantage of the buyers market and youll never have to say, I wish I had ...F bt nfr t Fnb, t TollBrothersFlorida.com Decorated Models Open Monday 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Tuesday Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Sunday 11a.m.-6 p.m. CGC055953 Naples TBI Realty, LLC Broker Participation Welcome Prices and availability subject to change. Base prices do not include lot premiums or options. This is not an offering where prohibited by law. From I-75: Take County Road 951 (Ext 101) and travel south approx. 1/2 mile to Davis Blvd. Turn right onto David Blvd. and proceed 2-3/10 miles to the main entrance on the left. The first models have been completed at Partners C ove, a waterfront community of condominiums on a three-acre site in Everglades City. Partners Cove reflects Old Florida style architecture with tin roofs and exteriors finished in tropical hues. Seven residences have been completed two duplexes and one triplex. Two of the units are under contract. Each building is designed with two stories over an oversized parking garage. Residences encompass more than 1,500 square feet and have two bedrooms, two full baths, a laundry room in the unit, screened lanais, a powder room on the main floor and secure garage with space for two vehicles and a boat. A breakfast bar provides a convenient spot for casual dining. Two models are available for viewing. Pricing begins at $375,000. A second section of condominiums with one story over parking is in the design stage for Partners Cove. Sales and marketing are through Clyde C. Quinby Realty. For more information, call 261-1166. Members of the Collier Building Industry As sociation c ontinue to work with Collier County government to protect residents and property owners by finding and reporting unlicensed contractors. It is a felony to act as a contractor without a license. Collier County has established a hotline for anyone who sees unlicensed or unpermitted work being done. The 24-hour phone number is 252-5607. All licensed contractors must have their license number on all of their printed materials, from their business cards, proposals, job site signage, advertising and even with the logos on their trucks. CBIA is an organization of industry professionals who are inspired to make a difference in the community through advocacy, education, networking and philanthropy. Founded in 1985 and now the third largest association of its kind in Florida, CBIA is a 900-member network of builders, remodelers, interior designers and other housing industry professionals. It is one of 800 state and local associations and operates under the auspices of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. For more information about CBIA, call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. Two condominium models open at Partners Cove in Everglades City Hotline established for public to alert county officials to unlicensed contractors e n com a ter f ront m s on a C ity F lo ri da o o f s and a l hues. m pleted l ex. Two c t. E ac h o stories a ge o re than w o bed u nd ry n ais a in t h a s a l e r e fo r Partners Cove S a l es an d mar k etin g a re thro ug h Clyde C. Quinby Realty. For more infor m ation ca ll 26 1-11 66 us t h a ve of th e ir b usiness s i g na g e, t h e f
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 pored over more than 1,500 photographs and walked the lot tirelessly. Good thing there wasnt a long commute to the site. Its barely a stones throw from the Swanns residence. They live in an Italian home adjacent to this house in the Il Corsini subdivision of Mediterra. The couple wanted an Italian experience with a multitude of arches, ample columns and classic Tuscan detail all while catering to the requirements of the 21st century homeowner and a Florida lifestyle that demands easy access to the outdoors. We lived in Mediterra long enough to know what the higher-end buyer wants, and we felt comfortable that Mediterra was holding its value even in this difficult market, said Mr. Swann.Between raising three young children and playing competitive yet friendly tennis, Mr. and Mrs. Swann thought this would be a project that they could both contribute to and have fun along the way. They named their spec home Antimo, for the Abbey of Sant Antimo, one of the most beautiful Tuscan churches in Italy.Giselle and I thought that building a home which was 100 percent Italian vintage would have unique appeal, Mr. Swann said. But we didnt really understand what 100 percent Italian would mean in terms of hours of planning and attention to details. We did know that when we walked into some very expensive homes, we felt such confluences of architecture that we never knew if we were supposed to feel as if we were in Spain or Italy or some bordering region.We wanted to build a home that was pure in design. And we knew it had to be party-friendly; it had to have large areas for entertaining and a feeling of the outdoors being indoors. Having built their private residence with BCB Homes, they chose the company to build Antimo as well. The house was constructed using a blend of traditional craftsmanship and materials, contemporary use of space and light and the latest energy efficient systems. Giselle and Nils cared to an excessive degree, said Tade Bua Bell, a friend and Realtor. The Swanns wanted their first model home to be a success and they knew this going in to a very soft real estate market. They started designing in 2006 and build-MEDITERRAFrom page B13ers finished last year. I felt the market was reasonably good, Mr. Swann said. Mediterra is still going strong. Beyond that, they wanted happy neighbors, the couple said. When they pass their future neighbors in the street, meet at the club or see each other at parties in this very social community, they wanted to know that the buyers are really happy. The stately front elevation reflects the Italian artistry. A three-tiered fountain in the driveway of brick pavers welcomes guest to the 4,737-square-foot home. Entry is through an 11-foot-fall wrought iron door. The living room is framed with Corinthian columns and overlooks the pool, a pond and the second hole of the Tom Fazio golf course. The interiors are decorated with faux painted walls and ceilings. The entrance has a powerful 40-foot-high stair tower with a stenciled coffered ceiling. Natural light fills each room through towering windows and doors. The home is for sale at $3,475,000 completely furnished. For more information, visit www.antimomodel.com or call 595-0097. Be In the Know. In the Now. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Mail to: Florida Weekly Circulation Department 4300 Ford Street, Suite 106 Fort Myers, FL 33916Seasonal Residents: Please provide your alternate address along with the dates you reside there. 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premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PINE RIDGE Private gated California mission-style estate on 1.4 acres. Four berooms plus library. Natural slate oors, 20ceilings. $2,395,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #PH-02 Luxurious four bedroom residence with private elevator entry and Gulf views from spacious terrace! Private 2+ car garage. $2,850,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 NEW LISTING PINE RIDGE Gated estate with lake views, 9,200 SF A/C, ve bedrooms, den, theater and elevator. A Christies Great Estates Property. $4,400,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PINE RIDGE Very private, two-story Italian-style villa on 3.3 acre estate. Lake, pool/spa, tennis court, and separate 3room structure. $8,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 PINE RIDGE Wonderfully remodeled with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Free-form pool/spa and paver deck. Huge garage. Owner nancing available. $1,088,777 | Esther Van Lare/Dina L. Moon | 659-0099PINE RIDGE Right out of Southern Living magazine. Library, wainscoting and built-in bookcase. Family room opens to pool. $1,150,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #504 Five-star excellence! Gulf/Bay views. Private elevator entry, oversized balconies. Master suite and two guest suites. $1,150,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE EXCELSIOR #T-05 Exceptional terrace residence with oversize lanai. Volume ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and private elevator foyer. Bay views. $1,399,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 NEW LISTING THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #301 Furnished, 3 bedrooms. Views of Gulf and Turkey Bay. Private elevator, marble and hardwood oors. Beach club available. $995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192THE DUNES CAYMAN #PH-7 Inviting three bedroom, three bath has stunning Gulf and Bay vistas. Custom kitchen, wraparound lanai with electric shutters. $999,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562BANYAN WOODS Outstanding design and beautiful upgrades. Expanded Balboa II with western lake views. Four bedrooms, study and 3-car garage. $999,900 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529BANYAN WOODS Fabulous 2-story home offers 4 bedrooms plus den, a media room, and gourmet kitchen with granite counters and upgraded appliances. $999,999 | Mary Morris | 784-8599 NORTH NAPLES GULF HARBOR Waterfront 3-story home. Four bedrooms with guest suite, media room and observation area. Direct Gulf access. Two-car garage. $895,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Beautifully renovated large family home! Five bedrooms plus den, 3.5 baths, wood oors. Terric yard and oversized garage. $899,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552WILSHIRE LAKES Lakefront, ve bedroom, three bath pool home. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown moulding, tray ceilings, pool/spa. $899,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466THE DUNES SEA GROVE #202 Wonderful lake views. Wood oors, four bedrooms, 2-car garage. Membership privileges to Floridan Beach Club. $925,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 THE DUNES CAYMAN #704 Freshly painted, turnkey furnished, and brand new wood oors throughout. Remodeled kitchen. sink, Pet friendly. $715,900 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559THE DUNES CAYMAN #802 Forever views of Bay and Gulf from this fully furnished residence. World-class pool, tness center, and tennis club. NOW $725,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973THE DUNES CAYMAN #601 Spectacular views the moment you enter this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence. Wraparound lanai. $798,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543BANYAN WOODS Enjoy living in this spacious four bedroom plus den, three bath home with a lake view. Situated in a quiet gated community. $895,000 | Claire Catalano | 571-7223 COVE TOWERS NEVIS #302 Nearly 2,700 SF with granite, stainless appliances, Siematic cabinetry and bamboo ooring. Double-gated community. $645,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444COVE TOWERS ARUBA #604 Corner residence partially furnished, two bedrooms, den, hurricane shutters. Club membership included. Pet friendly. $655,555 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559WILSHIRE LAKES Impeccable ve bedroom, three bath, three-car garage home. Oversized screened lanai, large pool, and brick paver deck. $674,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II #202 Outstanding 3 bedroom plus den coach home with upgrades. Private elevator. Walk to shopping! Beautiful lake/pool views. $699,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 NORTHNAPLES LEMURIA #404 ELEVATOR INCLUDED w/this lake view, over 3,000 SF, 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Many amenities. Numerous upgrades throughout. $629,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Arthur Rutenburg Bimini model. Extra large pool, spa and lanai on private oversized lot. Lake views. Four bedroom plus den. $624,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PINE RIDGE Four bedroom, three bath ranch-style home with 2,200+ SF. Many updates; new kitchen, wood ooring and new roong. Screened-in lanai. $599,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 COVE TOWERS ARUBA #403 Spectacular view of Wiggins Pass from this totally remodeled high-rise. Full pool service, tennis. Boat docks available. Furnished. $595,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 COVE TOWERS BEQUIA #204 First oor corner residence with outdoor terrace. Custom window treatments and diagonal tile. Boat docks available. $575,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559NORTHNAPLES LEMURIA #1601 Brand new 3 bedroom with volume ceilings, hurricane code windows, and granite and marble appointments. Furnished. $575,000 | Sue Black | 250-56111407 Serrano CircleSunny southern lake view is enjoyed from this popular Arabella oor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2-car garage. $399,000 | Rod Mease | 659-00996765 Southern Oak CourtOn a double lake with southern exposure! Great room design, open oor plan, volume ceilings, and ideal location. $399,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304THE COLONY 2140 Hawksridge Drive #1704Bright, open oor plan, 3 large bedroom suites plus den. Relaxing fountain lake views. Tile oors, new paint. $449,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-88796870 Hunters RoadSouthern exposure, nicely treed and perfectly located lot. A great neighborhood to realize your dream and build your home. $599,000 | Chris Adkins | 229-3209GLEN EDEN 14559 Juniper Point LaneSingle-family villa home never lived-in. Neutral dcor, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, tropical pool/spa. Private gated neighborhood. $470,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543THECROSSINGS MILL RUN 7114 Mill Run CircleLake and preserve views. Soaring ceilings, kitchen open to family room, lanai with pool. Master suite views lake. $589,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THE DUNESCAYMAN 325 Dunes Blvd. #1107Outstanding views of Bay to Gulf from this spacious, bright corner residence. Amenities included. $785,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051SEA GROVE 320 Grove Court #101One block to beach! Spacious, like-new 3 bedroom, 2 bath coach home; 2-car garage. Professional decor. Great views. $649,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921SEA GROVE 320 Grove Court #102Move right into this tastefully furnished 3 bedroom condominium 1 block from the Gulf. Open oor plan with lanai. $599,000 | Fred Alter | 269-41237562 Cordoba CircleFabulous living space in the heart of Monterey. Stone pool and spa, replace, 4-car garage, and large backyard. $749,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55528034 Vera Cruz WayCharming and beautifully renovated 4 bedroom home. Gorgeous cherry kitchen with new hardwood oors. Many updates. $675,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55528149 Las Palmas WayLike-new Rutenberg home. Bamboo and porcelain oors, oversized lanai, pool, family room, bonus room, 2-car garage. $549,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55527648 Pointe Verde WayThere is nothing like coming home to this delightful, cheery home on picturesque, expansive lot. Room for pool. $510,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55528139 Las Palmas WayRobb & Stucky designer has created a stunning renovation of this 3 bedroom home. Large lanai/backyard. $474,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55528117 Lowbank DriveModied Arthur Rutenberg plan. Vaulted ceilings, columns and archways, custom pool, and a oversized 2-car garage. $499,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-94116030 Shallows WayCustom designed 3 bedroom detached villa. Heated pool with cascading spa overlooks tropical nature preserve. $399,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-94116063 Shallows WaySingle-family living with pool and worry-free villa lifestyle. Solid Brazilian cherry wood ooring. Close to it all. $369,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 AUTUMNWOODS HAWKSRIDGE LIVINGSTONWOODS ANDALUCIA NORTHNAPLES VILLAGES OF MONTEREY WILSHIRELAKES THESTRADAAT MERCATOLocated just North of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $500s. Please call 594-9400 for more information. OPEN MON-SAT 10-4 SUN. 12-4 NORTH NAPLES LEMURIA A new community off Goodlette Road and south of Vanderbilt Beach Road. Three and 4 bedroom plans, 2-car garages and high-end interiors. Clubhouse with tness center, pool and tennis. From $539,000 | Jean Smith | 450-8202 REDUCED
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 VANDERBILT BEACH & SUROUNDS premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES t222 Channel Drive Boat in your backyard, steps from the beach! Waterfront, four bedrooms, study, travertine marble oors, and granite counters. $3,200,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWaterfront masterpiece on oversized lot with bay and waterway views, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and over 6,300 SF. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,299,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552BAREFOOT BEACH tIncredible 180 degree Gulf views from all four levels of this stunning home! Renovated in 2002. Spacious guest suites with private baths. $3,895,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666VANDERBILT BEACH THE VANDERBILT t#PH-02 Views of Gulf, waterways and all the way to Sanibel. Rooftop patio with spa, outdoor movie theater and summer kitchen. $4,200,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES t132 Egret Avenue Generous BAY AND GULF vistas. MAGNIFICENT custom nishes throughout. Three bedrooms plus study, oversized dock with an electric lift. $2,499,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tLarge, casual chic home with quality materials and nishes throughout. Two story lanai with heated pool. Fully equipped boat dock. $2,550,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS tStunning home with bay views, pool/spa, boat dock and lift, two gourmet kitchens, three guest suites, and threecar garage. $2,595,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tCustom home with panoramic bay views, dock and 10,000 lb boat lift. This home offers four bedrooms plus den, four baths. $2,950,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I t#102 Light and bright beachfront gem lives like a home with tropical Gulf views, sunsets and glorious sounds of surf. $939,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA II t#1102 Gulf, Bay and city views from this three bedroom, three bath turnkey furnished residence. Cabana, 40 boat slip included. $1,195,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494VANDERBILT BEACH CASA GRANDE t9653 Gulfshore Drive #501 A rare opportunity for a three bedroom, three bath corner residence with wraparound lanai providing endless views of the Gulf. $1,495,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123VANDERBILT BEACH MANSIONS t#6N Waterfront condominium with granite counters, top-of-the-line appliances, crown moulding and private elevator. A Christies Great Estates Property. $1,899,900 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tBuild your dream home on this waterfront lot with access to Vanderbilt Beach and the Gulf via Wiggins Pass Waterway. $897,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VANDERBILT BEACH SAUSALITO OF NAPLES t#1 Spacious 3-story townhouse located across from the beach and on the bay. High-impact glass four balconies, boat slip.$897,500 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSHORES t#261 Stunning Gulf views from this three bedroom on the beach. Totally renovated kitchen. Docks available. Rental potential. $899,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT BEACH PHOENICIAN SANDS t#201 Small intimate complex right on the sand. Furnished two bedroom, two bath second level condominium. $899,900 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA I t#904 Gulf and Bay views from lanai, living room, and master suite. Marina with dock space available. Turnkey furnished. $744,900 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWide waterway views from this well-maintained home with spacious lanai, 30 pool, and boat dock. Quick access to Gulf. $795,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SHORES t#402 Two bedroom plus den on the beach. Great location with access to shopping, dining, and theatres. Offered furnished. $860,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931BAREFOOT BEACH BAREFOOT BEACH CLUB t#201 Light-lled three bedroom, three bath corner residence. Tastefully decorated, preserve and Gulf views. Electric shutters on lanai. $885,000 | Fran Rauschelbach | 287-7393 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA III t#304 Three bedroom furnished residence with tile throughout. Tropical pool, exercise room, clubhouse and 55-slip marina. $595,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT YACHT & RACQUET CLUB t#401 Magnicent long water views. Spacious with two bedroom suites. Bright, crisp and clean. Community across from beach. $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH GULF COVE t#302 Beautiful bay views from this beachside retreat. Updated with granite, raised panel cabinets, mouldings, tile throughout and more. Private dock. $699,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILTBEACHAREA BEACHWALK HOMES tThree bedroom, two bath home with two-car garage is within walking distance to beach, dining, and shopping. Tennis courts, clubhouse, and exercise room. Sold as-is. $435,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SURF COLONY II t#PH-1106 Unobstructed views to Gulf, Bay and Sanibel; PH level 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Upgrades; SS appliances, granite tops and new paint. $524,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SURF COLONY II t#205 Walk to the beach! Panoramic bay views and gorgeous sunsets from every room. Open kitchen, wraparound lanai. Freshly painted. $539,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559VANDERBILTBEACHAREA BEACHWALK HOMES tThree bedroom home with screened, heated pool and large lot. Freshly painted interiors, new A/C. Two-car detached garage. $540,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT PALMS t#206 Rare opportunity for this residence that is steps to beach. Tiled oors, granite countertops. Turnkey furnished and wonderful bay views. $299,900 | Barbara Bardsley | 784-6924VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES tFabulous view over the lake and fountain to the south sets this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa. New tiled roof. Glass-enclosed lanai maximizes the view of the lake. $399,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326VANDERBILT BEACH AREA PAVILION CLUB t#201 Turnkey furnished corner residence. Hurricane shutters, pergo oors and built-in grill on the lanai of this two bedroom plus den. $399,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 V ANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES t Upgraded two bedroom, two bath furnished home. Cathedral ceiling, glass-enclosed lanai; pool and tennis nearby. W alk to beach. $425,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326PIRATES COVE 27261 Arroyal RoadSpectacular views of Imperial River from this Gulf-access lot with existing boat dock. Water views front and back. $375,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119PIRATES COVE 27248 Buccaneer DriveNice size homesite on a cul-de-sac with dock included. Situated on waterway with direct Gulf access. Great location. $260,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119BEACHWALK 648 Windsurf LaneLovely villa has a long view of the lake and is close to clubhouse. Hardwood ooring. Glass-enclosed lanai. $395,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BEACHWALK GARDENS 589 Beachwalk Circle #201Walking distance to beach tennis bocce, 2 pools, newly decorated clubhouse, walk to shops, restuarants. $395,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BEACHWALK GARDENS 565 Beachwalk Circle #203Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence with split oor plan, vaulted ceilings, and lovely views over 1 of 3 lakes. $350,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 Lots Single Family Homes IMPERIAL SHORES 4824 Snarkage DriveFive bedroom, 5.5 bath with 3-car garage, private pool/spa, over 4,800 SF and vaulted ceilings. No bridges to the Gulf. $2,450,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119IMPERIAL SHORES 4819 Snarkage DriveNew home situated on a waterway with Gulf access, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3-car garage, and heated pool/spa with southern exposure. $1,950,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 Condominiums/Villas IMPERIAL SHORES 4895 Esplanade StreetThis 3 bedroom villa has direct Gulf access and is situated on the Imperial River. Boat dock, boat lift, pool/spa. $1,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BONITA VILLAGE 3901 Kens Way #3301Luxury community with private beach shuttle. Quality construction, 2 pools, spa, tness center, and 2-story clubhouse. $499,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 Lots KINLEYLAND 27771 Kings KewThis waterfront homesite, 75 X 100, provides the perfect setting for your dream home. Bay views and Gulf access. $1,300,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301BRENDAN COVE 9124 Brendan River CourtMagnicent homesite located on the Imperial River. Southwest exposure, surrounded by beautiful homes. Direct Gulf access. $749,000 | Dan ODea | 250-2429VASARICOUNTRYCLUB ALTESSA 28500 Altessa Way #22-102Tastefully decorated 2 bedroom plus den with tile oors, crown moulding and granite counters. Views to the 17th green. $495,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VASARICOUNTRYCLUB ALTESSA 28610 Altessa Way #102Spacious two bedroom plus den is meticulously maintained. Cherry cabinetry, tile on the diagonal, upgraded appliances. $449,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Condominiums/Villas VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA tThe perfect resort-style community just steps to the beach! Regatta offers residents the use of two pools, spa, tness, gazebo grill area and a 55 slip marina. FROM $685,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILTBEACHAREA BONITASPRINGS BONITASPRINGS BONITASPRINGS OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 7 2 3 20 16 13 5 28 30 31 26 15 27 19 33 32 14 34 10 24 18 9 4 6 21 17 22 23 8 1 11 12 25>$200,0001 Wiggins Bay, Princeton Place 340 Horsecreek Dr. #204 $299400 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty >$500,0002 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $500s Call 800-719-5136 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Mon-Sat: 9-5 & Sun: 12-4 >$600,0003 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $649,000 Larry Roorda 860-2534 Premier Properties >$700,0004 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East From $700,000 Call 643-1414 Premier Properties Mon-Sat: 9-5 & Sun: 11-5 5 Pelican Isle Yacht Club 435 Dockside Dr. $795,000-$1,749,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty >$800,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s. Call 800-311-3622. Premier Properties Mon-Sat:10-5 & Sun: 12-5 7 Imperial Golf Estates 2205 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $850,000 Kris Savoie 230-253-9957 Amerivest Realty 8 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Realtors Margaret Hutchison >$900,0009 PARK SHORE BAY SHORE PLACE 4255 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #406 $949,000 Angela R. Allen 825-8494. Premier Properties 10 OLD NAPLES COLONNADE ON 5TH 631 6th Avenue South $999,000 Kevin Rathburn 269-4575 Premier Properties >$1,000,00011 PELICAN BAY PINECREST 806 Tallow Tree Court $1,195,000 Mary/Jamey Halpin 2693005 Premier Properties 12 BONITA BAY IBIS COVE 27211 Ibis Cove Court $1,445,000 Carol Wood 822-3709 Premier Properties 13 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander Drive $1,485,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 Premier Properties 14 VANDERBILT BEACH CASA GRANDE 9653 Gulfshore Drive #501 $1,495,000 Pam Hartman 312-415-4058 Premier Properties 15 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,595,000 239-261-3148 Premier Properties Models Open Daily 16 BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1803 $1,665,000 Carol Johnson/ Michael Lickley 948-4000 Premier Properties 17 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,769,000 Cathy Owen 269-3118 Premier Properties NEW LISTING 18 MEDITERRA BELLEZZA 14898 Bellezza Lane $1,800,000 Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Premier Properties 19 AQUALANE SHORES 1700 3rd Street South $1,825,000 Ruth Trettis 434-2424 Premier Properties 20 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1306 Noble Heron Way $1,950,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade BuaBell 213-7420 Premier Properties Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked21 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1802 $1,995,000 Harriet Harnar 2735443 Premier Properties 22 OLD NAPLES 483 Palm Circle West $1,999,990 Marty & Debbi McDermott 5644231 Premier Properties >$2,000,00023 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace $2,172,060 Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 Premier Properties Sat/Sun:1-4 24 PARK SHORE 577 Parkwood Lane $2,195,000 Michael Lawler 571-3939 Premier Properties 25 OLD NAPLES ORCHID PLACE 435 3rd Avenue South $2,295,000 Jutta V. Lopez 571-5339 Premier Properties 26 MOORINGS 710 Riviera Drive $2,475,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304 Premier Properties 27 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 132 Egret Avenue $2,499,000 Dru Martinovich 564-1266 Premier Properties 28 PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,900,000 Call 2616200 Premier Properties Mon-Sat: Open Daily & Sun: 12-4 29 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive From $2,995,000 Michael Lawler 571-3939 Premier Properties >$3,000,00030 ROYAL HARBOR 2645 Tarpon Road $3,366,000 Isabelle Edwards 250-4140 Premier Properties 31 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16041 Trebbio Way $3,475,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 Premier Properties 32 MEDITERRA PADOVA 15150 Brolio Lane $3,499,999 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 Premier Properties >$6,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 3400 Gin Lane $6,300,000 Chris Yanson 434-2424 Premier Properties >$11,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $11,900,000 Mitch Williams 370-8879 Premier Properties 29
premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PELICAN BAY & PELICAN MARSH THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 Single Family Homes POINTE VERDE 6947 Verde WayThis custom designed estate home features volume ceilings, 4 bedroom suites, a home theatre and library. Pool and spa.$3,995,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973GEORGETOWN 6603 George Washington WayA stately manor with many new and artful upgrades. Four bedroom, study, media room and pool overlooking lake. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,600,000 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583PINECREST 815 Bentwood DriveExtensively remodeled 4 bedroom plus den with gourmet kitchen, electric shutters, and custom cabinetry.$1,598,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 PINECREST 806 Tallow Tree CourtImprovements galore; new roof, windows, shutters, oor, and landscaping. Mint 3 bedroom, .35 acre site. $1,195,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 OPEN SUN. 1-4OAKMONT 720 Pineside LaneEnjoy your own private pool and spa in this light-lled 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath home on a large homesite.$975,000 | Marion Bethea | 261-6161OAKMONT 808 Pine Creek LaneLovely 3 bedroom newly renovated with tile and bamboo ooring. New kitchen, tray ceilings, private pool.$949,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Condominiums/Villas ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #PH-17Panoramic Gulf and city vistas. Spacious oor plan with 4,700+ SF A/C, 5 bedrooms, marble oors, replace.$3,400,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 OPEN SUN. 1-4MONTENERO 7575 Pelican Bay Blvd. #508Private elevator delivers you to the foyer of a wonderfully warm beachfront home. Panoramic Gulf views.$2,100,000 | Penny/Bob Lyle/Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161ISLE VERDE 7060 Verde WaySun-lled courtyard, charming guest cabana. Built-in grill, heated pool. New stainless appliances; designer carpet.$1,895,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091CARLTON PLACE 358 Carlton PlaceGolf course views and totally remodeled 3 bedroom plus den 2-story villa. Sophisticated beach house decor.$1,795,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322TIERRAMAR 568 Tierra Mar LaneRare 4 bedroom villa with lake view and southern exposure. Large pool in front courtyard, aviary-screened patio in rear.$1,545,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322CORONADO 7225 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1001Corner residence with panoramic Gulf, Bay and preserve views. Cherry cabinetry, wood oors, and electric shutters.$1,350,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980RENAISSANCE 5850 Pelican Bay Blvd. #3ACharming residence with high ceilings, granite, wood-burning replace, loft library, skylights. Furnished.$1,299,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412 ST. RAPHAEL 7095 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14Corner 3 bedroom villa with private elevator, private pool, replace, screened balcony and lanai, 2-car garage.$1,249,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 OPEN SUN. 1-4LAS BRISAS 18 Las Brisas WayGorgeous 3 bedroom villa. 2,600 SF S/C, prime southwest exposure, a private pool, and remodeled kitchen.$1,249,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #201Marble oors, crown mouldings, faux paint, foyer with tray ceiling. Retirement living at its best.$1,175,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498 REDULAMBIANCE 2000 LAmbiance Circle #201Sensational view! Tropical aqua-scape view enhances the open spaciousness of this coach home. Incredible amenities.NOW $950,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 REDUCEDST. RAPHAEL 7057 Pelican Bay Blvd. #5Three-level, three bedroom villa, private pool, private elevator, 2-story screened lanai, and 2-car garage.$1,099,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1705Extremely open and airy standout. Modied plan. Granite countertops, marble ooring, 3M lm on all windows.$1,090,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #307A beautifully appointed residence with a sunset terrace overlooking the Gulf. Enjoy the incredible amenities.$1,075,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105Wonderful Gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with approx. 2,000 total SF. Full service building.$975,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ST. MARISSA 6573 Marissa Loop #2003Gulf views from this residence with an entire new kitchen featuring granite, new cabinetry and new appliances!$929,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731CRESCENT 8444 Abbington Circle #1421Rarely available! Three bedroom, 2.5 bath coach home with private elevator, SE exposure overlooking golf course.$899,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304LAS BRISAS 25 Las Brisas WayTotally renovated, turnkey furnished 2 bedroom plus den with new furnitureready for the 2009 season.$895,000 | Linda Piatt/Mary Johnson | 269-2322ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14Villa with condominium amenities! Private 26 x 20 pool, spacious garden, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, marble oors.$825,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666POINTE II 535 Via Veneto #101Magnicent 3 bedroom corner residence is bright and sunny. Pristine condition, exquisitely furnished, glassed lanai.$810,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714ST. MARISSA 6573 Marissa Loop #1002Endless Gulf of Mexico views from this 2 bedroom plus den. Beautifully updated building with great amenities.$799,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202Custom interior nishes throughout modied oor plan. Appointments of marble, polished porcelain and granite.$795,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 OPEN SUN. 1-4GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #405Gracious 3 bedroom, 3 bath with unobstructed views of Gulf, preserve and pool/spa area. Two car under-building spaces.$795,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd.Spacious oor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2-car garage. Wonderful lake/pool views. Beach access, pool, tennis.$795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420POINTE II 515 Via Veneto #102Elegant 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features tray ceilings, 18 tile, crown moulding and a large glass-enclosed lanai.$750,000 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033ST. PIERRE 6825 Grenadier Blvd. #1504Watch the sun rise over golf course and sun set over Gulf. Wood oors, newer appliances, screened/open balconies.$749,500 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202Three bedrooms, three baths, views of preserve. Some features include marble ooring, tray ceiling, wet bar.$745,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424CHATEAUMERE 6040 Pelican Bay Blvd. #301Fabulously updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence with wraparound lanai and sunset views. Move in and enjoy!$699,777 | Esther Van Lare | 404-3045OAK LAKE SANCTUARY 878 Turtle CourtSplit bedroom plan with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths including a separate guest house. Private pool/spa, 10 ceilings and 2-car garage.$699,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322BREAKWATER 749 Bentwater Circle #203Two bedroom plus den. Picturesque southern lake views, a glass-enclosed lanai, huge oversized 2-car garage.$679,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005ST. NICOLE 5550 Heron Point Drive #1202Sunsets from balcony! Pristine 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence. Gorgeous Gulf views, beautiful furnishings.$675,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980INTERLACHEN 6760 Pelican Bay Blvd. #333Southeastern views across the Pelican Bay Golf Course and lakes highlight this meticulous three bedroom condominium.$649,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529BREAKWATER 815 Bentwater Circle #101Three bedroom with southeast exposure over the lake, 1,831 SF under air and 2-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$649,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899VALENCIA 6520 Valen Way #C103Sunrises over golf course from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath. The guest bedroom has private bath and lanai.$619,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 PELICAN BAY MONTENERO t#PH2002 Privacy and spectacular views make this 9,715 SF gorgeous penthouse a paradise in the sky. Exceptional extras. $6,795,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 PELICAN BAY WOODS tSparkling and sunny SW lake views on 2 sides. Single-family 5600 SF home, 4 bedrooms with en-suite baths. Elegant! $2,695,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICANMARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES tMediterranean-style home with view of golf course. Saturnia ooring, crown moulding, & granite counters. Pool/spa. $2,395,000 Michael Lawler/Ray Couret | 571-3939 PELICANMARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES tFurnished home with luxurious appointments, 4 bedrooms, crown moulding, and Koi pond, side courtyard. $1,999,000 Ray Couret | 293-5899 NEW LISTING OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY t7853 Cocobay Drive Lakefront courtyard villa with guest cabana. New at roof, paint and alarm system. Screened private pool/spa. $1,769,000 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118 PELICANMARSH ARBORS tOversized lush, private lot. Granite and glazed maple kitchen, replace in living room. Cherry and bamboo oors. $1,699,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PELICAN BAY ST. MAARTEN t#PH5 Commanding coastal views from this penthouse with four bedrooms, master is on the 1st oor. Totally renovated. $1,450,000 | Mary Johnson | 594-9446 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #406 Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom! Neutral backgrounds, spacious lanai and a Gulf view! Two-deeded parking spaces. NOW $1,295,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 REDUCED OPEN SUN.1-4 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA tContemporary villa with European-style nishes. Three bedroom, upgraded cabinetry, guest cabana and courtyard pool/ spa. $1,285,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 PELICAN BAY BRIDGE WAY VILLAS tThis 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa has a backyard opening up to a creek and views of the lake. New A/C, pool heater. $1,195,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005ST. NICOLE 5550 Heron Point Drive #603A great location near everything. This furnished 2 bedroom residence has expansive views over the Gulf.$595,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123BAY VILLAS 547 Bay Villas LaneOpen 2 bedroom plus den. Private courtyard, granite counters, stainless appliances & Mexican tile oors.$589,000 | Linda Piatt/Jeri Richey | 269-2322CALAIS 7016 Pelican Bay Blvd. #102New 20 tile, carpet, cabinets, granite & marble counters, stainless appliances, & crown moulding. Attached garage.$579,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973HYDE PARK 6360 Pelican Bay Blvd. #C404Awesome views of golf course and lake. Spacious 2 bedroom plus den. Updated kitchen, new wood ooring.$550,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 PELICAN BAY CORONADO t#1104 Gulf views from every room. Stainless appliances, new A/C unit, granite countertops, tray ceilings. Tram to beach. $997,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry & Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161 PELICAN BAY BAY VILLAS t554 Bay Villas Lane Beautifully remodeled, 3 bedroom villa. Vaulted ceilings in the great room, master bath & kitchen. $995,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAY CRESCENT t#2121 Second oor with private elevator, 3 bedrooms plus den. Mint condition. Glassenclosed lanai. Two-car garage. $899,000 Sharon Kiptyk/Jane Darling | 777-3899 PELICAN BAY CRESCENT t#25 Lake, golf, sunsets, lush distant horizons, and palm trees. Spacious 2 bedroom, den, large SW lanai. $899,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 PELICAN BAY STRATFORD t#501 Long views of Gulf of Mexico. Over 3000 sq. ft. of living area, 2 bedrooms, study, 3 baths and a quiet location. $799,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN BAY BREAKWATER t#203 Gourmet kitchen, plantation shutters, Italian stone ooring. Two-car garage. Hurricane-glass lanai with lake view. $699,000 | Janet Rathbun/Linda Piatt | 860-0012 PELICAN BAY ST. PIERRE t#103 Upscale high-rise, sunny, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, lush garden view, hurricane shutters, beach access next door! $595,000 | Patricia Bucalo | 248-0694 NEW LISTING OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAY LAMBIANCE t800 LAmbiance Circle #103 Prime location with waterscape, fountain & waterfall vistas. Smartly designed for maximum enjoyment. $575,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 PELICAN BAY GLENCOVE t#603 Updated kitchen, granite counters, 18 tile oors, and newly furnished turnkey. Corner location offers privacy. $414,900 | Linda Ohler | 404-6460 PELICANMARSH ARIELLE t#2101 New wood ooring and great decor! This end 3 bedroom plus family room/den residence enjoys a peaceful lake view. $379,500 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544BREAKWATER 765 Bentwater Circle #102Spacious 2 bedroom plus family room overlooking lake. Upgraded kitchen. Twocar garage. Great amenities.$519,900 | Linda Piatt/Janet Rathbun | 269-2322CHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #303Light & bright 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with over 1,700 total SF & panoramic golf/lake views. Turnkey furnished.$459,777 | Esther Van Lare | 404-3045HYDE PARK 6300 Pelican Bay Blvd. #A-402Fantastic lake and golf course views from the terrace of this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominium. Convenient to all.$450,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264HYDE PARK 6320 Pelican Bay Blvd. #T-6Walk across street to beach tram! Two bedroom with Neutral decor, wet bar, large lanai and garage parking space.$449,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899GLENCOVE 5809 Glencove Drive #901Peaceful lake views! Furnished 2 bedroom residence with updated kitchen and newer appliances. Tram to beach.$349,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494GLENCOVE 5818 Glencove Drive #103This 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence has a glass-enclosed lanai, which expands the living area.$345,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980GLENCOVE 5800 Glencove Drive #202Lovely renovated 1st oor, 2 bedroom with 1,600+ total SF. Tile oors, granite breakfast bar and newer A/C.$300,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170 Single Family Homes MUIRFIELD 8845 Muirfield DriveMagnicent custom-built home. Two home theaters, wine cellar, wood oors, granite counters. Pool, waterfall spa.$1,466,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714TERRABELLA 9001 Terranova DrivePrivate 2-story, 4 bedroom plus den and 4+ bath. Stunning 14 ceilings and triple-crown mouldings. Free-form pool.$1,299,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448GABLES 1052 Spanish Moss TrailCustom-built 4 bedroom plus den with a large kitchen that opens onto family room with replace. Lanai overlooks lake.$1,150,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879TERRABELLA 9108 Terrabella CourtCurved cherry staircase, formal living, dining and family rooms. Pool, spa, overlooks lagoon. Completely furnished.$1,795,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448PORTOFINO 1456 Via PortofinoTile & marble oors, volume ceilings, and plantation shutters. Private pool and spacious lanai overlook preserve.$999,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544LES CHATEAUX 1855 Les Chateaux Blvd. #302Panoramic lake views from this 3 bedroom plus den penthouse. Custom paint, oversize tile; premium carpet. Light and bright.$699,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899OSPREY POINTE 9061 Whimbrel Watch Lane #202Second oor, 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath oor plan lives like a house. Southern exposure golf course views, 2+car garage.$699,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899OSPREY POINTE 9024 Whimbrel Watch Lane #202Ultimate in carefree living. Spectacular park views, sunshine all day, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, media room plus den.$599,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520OSPREY POINTE 9029 Whimbrel Watch Lane #102Expansive golf views from the large lanai! Loads of upgrades; some including diagonal tile oors and crown moulding.$595,000 | Janet Gable | 370-5547MONT CLAIRE 2365 Mont Claire Drive #101Turnkey furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with wet bar, built-ins, diagonal tile, crown moulding and coffered ceilings.$580,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899TIMARRON 2016 Timarron WayTwo bedroom plus den with lake view. Upgrades include hurricane shutters and new tile/solid wood ooring.$449,000 | Janet Rathbun/Linda Piatt | 860-0012 Condominiums/Villas ARIELLE 2245 Arielle Drive #2107Lake views from this turnkey furnished 2 bedroom plus den Ibis oor plan. Golf memberships are available.$319,000 | Adrienne Kubiak Young/Ray Couret | 825-5369ARIELLE 2210 Arielle Drive #1101Sought after Tamarind meticulously maintained. Private rear exposure of mature trees, sunny throughout the day.$305,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8736 Purslane DrivePanoramic views of 3 lakes and endless golf course views. Social membership to Pelican Marsh Golf Club included.$899,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Lots & Acreage ARIELLE 2130 Arielle Drive #305Southern exposure, golf course view. Carriage home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. This is a perfect vacation home.$348,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAY PELICAN MARSH PELICAN BAY Condominiums/Villas PELICAN BAY Condominiums/Villas
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Luxury residences from the $700s to over $7 million.239.262.5557 www.greyoaks.com Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples 800.294.2426NOW AVAILABLE MiramonteThe beautiful iron and glass front door welcomes you into a home full of designer detailing Southern exposure combined with a lake view Gourmet kitchen with butlers pantry and adjoining family room leading to the covered lanai The home features 3 bedrooms and 3 and 1 half baths, 2 car plus 1 car garages, abundant use of cast stone, crown moldings and 9-inch baseboards Priced at $2,495,000 The EstatesGracious 5 bedroom estate home situated on two lots at the end of a cul de sac Exceptional landscaping, pool, fountain and spa with gazebo Exquisite faux finishes Custom everything Deep crown moldings, pocketing doors, upstairs suite with kitchen, large motor court and much morePriced at $4,795,000 La ResidenceSpecial home in a private neighborhood of detached villas First floor features a study, dining room, living room, family room and beautifully appointed kitchen and master suite, a large lanai with a pool and spa and a lake view Second floor features a sitting room with a balcony and 2 guest rooms each with a full bath An abundance of storage throughout the home and a 2-car garage with space for a golf cart.Priced at $1,695,000 3 Bedrooms, 3 and one half baths, Mediterranean style villa Mahogany door entry leads to dramatic 14-foot high oval foyer with view of pool & lanai Living areas feature pocketing walls of glass, double crown moldings, and 12-inch baseboards Butlers pantry between dining room and kitchen Neighborhood features Mediterranean fountains, cobblestone brick streets and drive ways Priced at $1,239,000 furniture neg. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Mom! the boy exclaimed, wideeyed. Those people are buying everything in this room! I thought of that youngster and the very special show my husband and I were attending, the moment I set eyes on the Naples Museum of Arts private preview of Living with Studio Furniture: The Collection of Robert and Carolyn Springborn. Its been nearly 12 years since Joseph and I were privileged to attend Palaces of St. Petersburg, a blockbuster exhibition that was more than five years in the making in of all places Jackson, Miss. Because of the vast crowd, tours were rigidly scheduled to begin every 15 minutes, from sun up to sundown.Living with Studio Furniture exhibition is proof of collectors passionSEE STUDIO, C5 Make time for TrilogyLovely environs and a menu to match are a perfect fit for Fifth Avenue South. C27 What Just Happened? The film with Robert DeNiro that skewers Hollywood is out on DVD. C12 Living with Studio Furniture: The Collection of Robert and Carolyn Springborn >>When: Through June 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday >>Where: The Naples Museum of Art at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts >>Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for students>>Information: 597-1111 or www.thephil.org if you go Whi DOUBT...COURTESY PHOTO Elizabeth A. Davis plays the trusting young Sister James (foreground), and Dale Soules is the determined Sister Aloysius (background).SEE DOUBT, C4 F PEOPLE LEAVE DOUBT: A PARABLE DISAGREEING ABOUT WHAT THEYVE just seen, Ill be one happy actor, says Broadway performer Alan Campbell. In the Gulfshore Playhouse production of Doubt, Mr. Campbell portrays Father Flynn, a priest who might or might not have molested a boy at the school where he teaches. His principal, Sister Aloysius, suspects Father Flynn but has no evidence. Regardless, she goes after him, declaring, I have my certainty!BY NANCY STETSON____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comBY PEG LONGSTRETH_____________________plongstreth@ oridaweekly.comIHer vehemence shakes the faith of Sister James, a younger, trusting nun. And it worries the boys mother, who is concerned about her sons education being interrupted. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley intended to cultivate doubt in audiences, says Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse producing artistic director. After all, she notes, the play is called Doubt. We live in a society that is staunchly defined by point of view, without ever allowing ourselves to live in doubt, says Ms. Coury, who is directing the production. Doubt runs at the Norris Center from Feb. 19-Broadway actor embraces his non-singing, non-dancing role as a priest cast into suspicionA couple of reviews Nancy Stetson comments on two plays about very different milestones for couples. C8 More wine and food Chefs, vintners will strut their stuff for the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. C22
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org One of the best parts about traveling is the people you meet along the way. Here in Guatemala, where Im spending four weeks studying Spanish and eating my weight in tortillas, Ive met some fascinating characters, among them my Canadian housemate, Jack. In the mornings, when the air is still cool and damp and a layer of clouds blankets Antiguas surrounding mountains, I stand at the bathroom sink and shiver. Jacks dentures rest in a cup on the counter. At breakfast, the seora serves eggs and frijoles, and Jack and I drink cups of hot tea and swap stories from our travels. He rests his hands on the table, the knuckles large and swollen, and his damp eyes roam the room. Later, when we walk the streets of this colonial town, he shakes hands with the street vendors and gives folded bills to the grey-haired women who beg in front of the church. One morning, he tells me hes an alcoholic and asks if Id like to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with him. That night, Jack and I sat inside a fluorescent-lit prayer hall where the stone walls gave off a chill colder than the night air. While we waited for the other members to arrive, he told me about what AA calls a geographic fugue. Its when alcoholics think they can fix their problems by changing locations, he said. That if they travel, they will be able to stop drinking. I sat on the hard bench of that cold church and wondered if many of us not just travelers, but all those looking for love arent guilty of our own geographic fugues. How many people move to a new town hoping a change in scenery will lead to a change in their love life? And dont we feel luckiest in love on vacation? It certainly seems easier to launch a new romance while away from home. At a surf camp retreat last weekend, nearly everyone paired off. Discarded T-shirts and cut-offs littered the black sand beach as we swam in the moonlit waters of the Pacific. Afterward, couples crowded around a bonfire before disappearing into bunks covered with mosquito netting. By Sunday morning, though, the trysts had ended and The geography of love SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSwe packed our bags and headed home. Which is perhaps why romance blossoms so readily when we travel: Its easy to fall in love when a shared experience can be measured in hours. Yes, theres no time for the profundity of an extended relationship, but theres also no time for the disappointments and compromises that cloud the foundations of many partnerships. The result is a fleeting romance, distilled into a few euphoric hours. While these types of affairs are ultimately unsustainable, they nevertheless contain a kernel of wisdom. In order to find love (or for love to find us), we need to step out of the routine of our daily lives. Traveling is one extreme way of doing this, but there are other ways closer to home. For those living the discontented single life, I encourage you to try something bold. Not forever, as they say in AA, but for just one day. ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com In order to find love (or for love to find us), we need to step out of the routine of our daily lives.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 C3 New River Fine Art welcomes Italian artist and Naples winter resident Pino to his new Naples home with a reception at the gallery from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. The artist will unveil new paintings and fine prints, including Sea Spray, a limited edition available only from New River Fine Art. Often set on vibrant, sunny beaches typi-New River Fine Art gallery welcomes Italian artist PinoHarmon-Meek Gallery show coincides with Vickrey bookSea Spray, 40x30cal of the Mediterranean where he grew up, Pino Daenis works elicit feelings of warmth, nostalgia, love and family. After the opening reception, the exhibit will hang for two weeks at New River Fine Art, 600 Fifth Avenue S. For more information, call 435-4515. The release of a book about American realist painter Robert Vickrey coincides with the artists show at Harmon-Meek Gallery. A winter resident of Naples, Mr. Vickrey was honored with a major retrospective exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center two years ago. The new book was written by Philip Eliasoph, professor of art history at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He and Mr. Vickrey will attend an invitation-only reception Monday, Feb. 23, at the Naples gallery. Mr. Vickreys paintings hang in more than 80 museums around the world. Locally he is included in the permanent collections of the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art and The von Liebig Art Center. After the Feb. 23 opening, the exhibit at Harmon-Meek Gallery will remain up until March 6. Copies of the new book with both artist and author signatures will be available for purchase during regular hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is at 599 Ninth St. North, Suite 309, in the TIB Bank Financial Centre. Some of Mr. Vickreys works can also be seen through March 10 in the Collectors Corner at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Ticket holders to performances at the Phil can see the exhibit one hour before show time and during intermission, or by special appointment by calling Karen Shaw at 254-2778. Happy Hour: $2 $4 $5 $10 Mojito & Rita Pitchers Live Music 7 nights a week Karaoke
March 1. Tickets start at $30. While on Broadway, the play racked up a number of awards. In addition to receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it also received the Drama Desk Award for Best Play, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play and the Tony Award for Best Play. Its actors Brian OByrne, Cherry Jones, Heather Goldenhersh and Adriane Lenox also received Drama Desk Awards and Tonys. Then Doubt went on a national tour. Mr. Campbell, who was nominated for a Tony for his work in Sunset Boulevard, had auditioned for Doubt in New York. Although it didnt work out for him at that time, he says, It stayed in the back of my mind. He had worked with Ms. Coury on the Gulfshore Playhouse production of David Mamets Oleanna in the fall of 2006 and was brainstorming with her about other possibilities for the Norris Center stage when the idea of doing Doubt came up. When Ms. Coury discovered she could obtain the rights to do the show, she called Mr. Campbell back and said, If you want to do it, lets do it. Ms. Coury recalls, I couldnt wait to get my hands on it. I love nothing more than pieces that make you think, that cause you to debate, that are cause for discussion after the theater. Mr. Shanley recently turned his conversation-sparking play into a movie starring Meryl Streep, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. The movie has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay. Ive seen the movie and loved it, says Mr. Campbell, who has also worked in television (Jake and the Fatman, Threes a Crowd) and has done a bit of film work. I respect the fact that theyre two completely different mediums, like apples and oranges. There are things you can do in a movie you cant do on stage, he says. For example, you can focus the audiences attention on a particular character by using close-ups, and create tension with camera angles and close-ups. But the stage, he adds, leaves more to the imagination. Mr. Campbell wants Doubt audiences to feel off-kilter when they watch the play, and he wants them to disagree afterward. The perfect scenario, he says, is that two people can see the same exact play and have two completely different points of view of the outcome, two completely different takes on what theyve seen. Its the essence of really good writing, the essence of theater. Its a fine line to walk, and it depends upon what you bring into the theater. (Audiences) bring their experience, their views about religion and human nature, and that colors what they see, obviously. The playwright Mr. Shanley very artfully walks that fine line, Mr. Campbell says. He gives both camps red meat, and yet never makes a determination himself, in the writing. You can read this play a thousand times, and its even-handed. Its impossible to really put your finger on anything specifically that points one way or another. Its very artfully done. Ms. Coury says that during rehearsals, the cast would see things one way, only to switch their minds when the script presented a new revelation the following day. The play presents a very even-handed take on this issue, just like in Oleanna, Mr. Campbell says. Everybody has agendas. This nun does, this priest does. There are lots of different reasons for conflict, they dont need to necessarily be a sign to anyones particular behavior. You can look at this like an oil and water conflict. He approaches his role from a 1964 point of view, as thats the year in which the action is set. I think when you play someone, you have to like the person you play and you have to make certain decisions about them, he says. One thing I didnt want to do was look at a 1964 diocese in the Bronx from a 2009 perspective. The play is much more than a whodun-it, he says, though audiences can approach it that way if they wish. Its about the whole nature of doubt, of certainty, he says. And, depending on how you interpret it, the play also deals with homosexuality, or with homophobia. Its difficult for people in our society to look at homosexuality, Mr. Campbell says. Its a prejudice that we hold, that I think in time will probably go away. The problem is, so many things have happened in the Catholic Church that have helped to support (that prejudice.) Theres a bit of questioning psychology when it comes to abstinence (for priests.) Its hard when somebody like me, a married man, looks at that life, saying, Wow, its a lot of oppression. The Catholic Church asks a lot of its men, as opposed to the Episcopal Church. It kicks up the ante a little bit. People do look at priests with a huge amount of respect for what it is theyre committed to, but I think theres also a lot of people who look at it as a bridge too far. Its a difficult thing that the Catholic Church asks these men and women to do. To be married to Christ sounds easy, but were all human beings. And people are sexual. Its difficult to imagine from the outside, looking at it. In this production, Mr. Campbell plays against Dale Soules, who made her Broadway debut in Hair and more recently appeared on Broadway in The Crucible and in the Tony Award-winning Grey Gardens. Elizabeth A. Davis, who appeared in the world premiere of Dirty Business at Florida Stage in Manalapan, plays Sister James. And Patricia Idlette, who played Mrs. Muller in last seasons production of Doubt at Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, reprises the role. In addition to performing Shakespeare in Stratford, Ms. Idlette has also performed on TV in Dead Like Me and Battlestar Galactcia and in film. Its a really good cast, Mr. Campbell says. Of course, hes used to sharing the stage with formidable women. He starred in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway for five years, acting opposite three leading ladies during that time: Glenn Close, Betty Buckley and Elaine Paige. Its like playing tennis, he says. Its always nice to play with people who are better than you are and challenge you down to your soul. Ive been very fortunate, in that Ive been able to share the stage with some pretty incredible, celebrated women. Its been fun. Im very diva-friendly, I say. Though he played Joe Gillis for five years, he says it felt as though Sunset Boulevard were being continually reinvented for him, because the women kept changing. Its not like I did five years with the same actress, he says, but adds, I like long runs. It gives you the opportunity to hone certain things. Some people cant stand them, but I like the comfort of refining what Im doing. Mr. Campbell also starred in Susan Stromans award-winning musical Contact both on Broadway and its national tour. Thought Doubt doesnt offer him the opportunity to use his singing or dancing skills, hes thrilled to have the role of Father Flynn. I told Kristen that if theres a piece of theater where it is almost impossible to go wrong, it is probably this piece of theater, he says. I feel that strongly about the level of this writing. Its just a wonderful piece of theater a wonderful choice for the Gulfshore Playhouse. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 We live in a society that is staunchly de ned by point of view, without ever allowing ourselves to live in doubt, Kristen Coury, directorAlan Campbell Alan Campbell as Father Flynn Dale Soules Elizabeth Davis Patricia IdletteDOUBTFrom page 1 >>What: Doubt: A Parable >>When: through March 1 >>Where: The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave.S., Naples >>Tickets: $30 and up >>Info: (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org If you go
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Equipped with headsets and running commentary by Morgan Freeman, the crowd was being herded along like obedient sheep at a rapid pace. So much to see. So little time to truly see and possibly fall in love with even a single piece of the remarkable exhibit. All, except for my husband and me, who had been given carte blanche to spend as much time as we wished to study each and every piece of the exhibit. For two solid days. (The museum officials were interested in seeing a painting about which I had written them; my husband and I wanted to truly savor the exhibition. A little matter of quid pro quo and everyone was happy.) But we werent buying everything in this room, as the little boy had thought. We were compiling, in mock seriousness, everything we would kill to own a covet list, as it were. Spectacular as they were, one by one the dozen or so Faberg eggs were scratched from our list. As was the Royal Imperial service for 24. We were, instead, in mutual agreement about a stunning pair of lapis lazuli obelisks, an equally stunning malachite desk and a small writing table with such exquisite marquetry we were each practically whimpering. I thought of that event and of our choices the moment I laid eyes on the Springborn Collection. In a town replete with over-the-top instant dcor, what the Springborns have instead collected and thus chosen to live with in their intensely personal collection is, simply, worlds apart.I did not even need to meet them to feel their personal vision and their passion emanating from the variety of pieces upon which I was visually feasting. But I did meet them, the morning of the sneak preview for a very personal tour of the collection during which I savored every nanosecond of our conversation, every detail of superb craftsmanship. Amazingly, this extraordinary collection did not even begin to come into being until in the late 1980s, when Mrs. Springborn (a sculptor in her own right, with a B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston) saw an ad for a studio furniture exhibition in Boston.One purchase later (a chair by Jay Stanger), they were hooked. Mr. Springborn (who received his Ph.D. in science from Cornell and is the founder of Springborn Laboratories), is entirely too modest when discussing their collection, attributing its existence and vision to his wife. Decidedly the more ebullient of the couple, he is hugely passionate about the collection and about the rapport they have delighted in establishing with the score of artists and fine craftsmen they have come to know in this ongoing quest of theirs. And so, as we slowly walked from object to object in the exhibit, I began my kill-to-own list. One of the things that make this kind of collection so wonderful is the fact studio furniture is, relatively, still in its infancy. Basically sniffed at as mere craft by art elitists and other selfappointed cognescenti until this past decade (with the exception of a handful of craftspeople, most notably Dale Chihuly, Albert Paley, Wendell Castle and Judy Kensley McKie), most of the other artists are still affordable.Risking $5,000 on the purchase of a vase by an unknown artisan, for example, is worlds apart from playing oneupsmanship and bidding $75 million for a Picasso. If you pay $500 to $5,000 or even $15,000 for an object, and its value goes nowhere during your lifetime, you still are the owner of something you purchased because you loved it. Furthermore, if you hone your visual skills, take in at least a couple of the biggest juried shows nationally (the Smithsonian, Philadelphia and Baltimore are certainly three of the best), subscribe to one or two magazines (I highly recommend American Style for the more affordable, yet exciting possibilities, and American Craft Magazine, or Sculpture and Ceramics Monthly for the more academically inclined), you should be ready to see through different eyes. Having returned three times to Living with Studio Furniture: The Collection of Robert and Carolyn Springborn to whimper and cover, I now have my killto-own list, and here it is:Hands down I love one of the least noticed pieces in the exhibit: Edward Zuccas Mail Me To Heaven, 1990, Lumbercore plywood, postage stamps, gold, 62 inches high by 29 inches wide by 9 inches deep. Its marvelously quirky and different, and I know exactly where I would place it in my home. Second on my list is Judy Kensley McKies Jaguar Side Table, no date, Poplar wood and paint, 30 inches high by 56 inches wide by 15 inches deep. Third, but by no means last, are two pieces by self-taught wood-turner and carver Michelle Holzapfel: Raggedy Ann Bookend, 1992, yellow birch burl, cherry, birch, 12 inches high by 11 inches wide by 11 inches deep and her magnificent Elemental Vase, 1992, Cherry burl, 10 inches deep by 16 inches wide by 16 inches deep.This is an exhibition not to be missed, one of the finest collections of studio furniture I have ever been privileged to view. Go. Take your family and friends. See what passion is all about. 1177 Third Street South, Naples, FL 34102 239.435.1166 For reservations SERVED FAMILY STYLE 10 3 PM (lunch menu also available) 28.95, Children 12 and under 8.95 494 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 www.damico.com Now Serving Lunch Daily 11:30 3PM Early Dining Special 2 courses, a glass of wine and our famous warm cinnamon mini donuts 25.95, Daily 5PM 6:30 PMLate Night Happy Hour 50% off Bar food menu, nightly 9 PM till close239.213.3357 for reservations COURTESY PHOTO Zucca-Mail Me ComboCOURTESY PHOTO Holzapfel-RaggedyAnnCOURTESY PHOTO Castle DeskCOURTESY PHOTO Holzapfel-VaseSTUDIOFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO Kensley-Jaguar Table
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Doubt The Gulfshore Playhouse presents the acclaimed drama Doubt: a Parable by John Patrick Shanley through March 1 at the Norris Center. Set in a parochial school in the Bronx in 1964, Doubt is a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priests behavior (see story on page C1). Tickets start at $30; (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse. org. Heidi Chronicles The Naples Players presents The Heidi Chronicles through Feb. 28 at Sugden Community Theatre. 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. All Shook Up Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers presents All Shook Up Feb. 19-April 11. This musical comedy combines Elvis hits with a whole new story full of twists and turns; 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Alone Together Florida Repertory Theatre presents Alone Together, a comedy about a nest that wont stay empty, through March 8; 332-4488 or www.FloridaRep.org. Church Basement Ladies Broadway Palm Dinner Theater/ Off Broadway presents Church Basement Ladies, a musical tribute to the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, through March 29; 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Classic Broadway Sanibels Schoolhouse Theater presents Classic Broadway Abridged, a musical review of Broadway show tunes, through March 7; 4726862 or www.theschoolhousetheater.com. Thursday, Feb. 19 Saturday, Feb. 21 Friday, Feb. 20 Sunday, Feb. 22 Eros Arrows Osborn.Lizio Contemporary Gallery presents Eros Arrows through Feb. 28 featuring the contemporary works of Florida regional Jazz Quartet The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers welcomes the Wycliffe Gordon Jazz Quartet. $30; 3371933 or www.sbdac.com. Hot Club The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes The Hot Club of San Francisco Silent Surrealism Friday and Saturday. The ensemble elebrates the music of legendary jazz guitarists Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and the pioneering Hot Club de France; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Liza Minnelli The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Liza Minnelli, whose powerful voice, singular vitality and award-winning acting skills have made her an American entertainment legend; 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Walking Tour Take a Historic Old Naples Walking Tour sponsored by the Naples Historical Society beginning at 9:45 a.m. at Palm Cottage (reservations required); 261-8164 or www. napleshistoricalsociety.org. Stephen Schwartz The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts features Stephen Schwartz & Friends in Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz. Broadway stars Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter and Debbie Gravitte join famed composer Stephen Schwartz, three-time Academy Award-winner; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Art Fest The Naples Art Association hosts the Naples National Art Festival in Cambier Park at Eighth Street South. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (see story on page A1). Naples Backyard History Everglades City author Marya Repko will discuss Everglades City: Our First County Seat and sign copies of her book at the Naples Backyard Mini-Museum, 1300 Third Street South. Book signing Moscow Ballet The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts This weeks symphony Tuesday, Feb. 24 Tuesday, Feb. 25 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.artists. The public is invited to a reception to meet signature artists of the gallery from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. The gallery at 430 Bayfront Place has a changing roster of artists so new work can be viewed monthly; 262-7329. HSDC The Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertoire, HSDC features unparalleled versatility and virtuosity in performances that inspire, challenge and engage audiences worldwide; 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Schwartz Exhibit The Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts an exhibition of works by painter and printmaker Carl E. Schwartz, with an opening reception with the artist from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the FGCU Library Gallery. The exhibition runs through March 22, and is free and open to the public; 590-7199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.$15; 472-2329. The Philharmonic Center of the Arts in Naples presents Liza Minnelli Tuesday, Feb. 24. The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Lorin Maazel, plays the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples Monday, Feb. 23.begins at 1:30 p.m. and the lecture at 2:30 p.m. Free; 594-2978 or naplesbackyardhistory.org for more information. Rock4ACure First Christian Church of Naples hosts the second annual Rock4ACure Concert featuring four local bands, including Deep Roots reggae band, to raise funds for ALS. $5; www.fccnaples.org. Cultural Heritage The City of Naples Cultural Heritage Celebration takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at River Park Community Center. Enjoy entertainment by Michael Cole, Hands of Praise, Unity Faith, Calusa Park and Seagate elementary school students, the Golden Gate Step Squad, Barron Collier High School Drum Line and more. There will be arts and crafts, multicultural food, childrens activities and a Taste of Soul cooking contest; 213-3037. Vietri Founders Fabec Young at The Village on Venetian Bay welcomes the founders of the Vietri line of Italian handcrafted dinnerware and decorative home accessories to sign purchases and meet admirers from 2-5 p.m. Italian wines and hors doeuvres will be served in a tent adjacent to the waterfront store. The event is free; 6495501.the Moscow Festival Ballet, presenting the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov ballet companies. Moscow Festival Ballet has won fans around the world with its recreation of Jules Perrot and Jean Corallis Giselle, the quintessential romantic ballet; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. New Year New Work New Artists Jan. 1-31A Special February Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Florida Regional Artists including: Exhibition: Feb. 1 Reception: Feb. 19 5 pm 430 Bayfront Place Naples FL 34102 239. 262. 7329EROS ARROWSSUE BOYDSTON BARBARA BRENTON WENDELL H. BROWN A.J. CATALANO MARY CRAWFORD JOAN OSBORN-DUNKLE CAROLYN HARTMANN GENE JOHANSON SHIRLEY KELLEY DOT LINGREN JO-ANN LIZIO KIM MARHOEFEROsborn.Lizio Contemporary GalleryANDI MCCARTER GARETH ROCKLIFFE KITRICK SHORT SALLY WARD
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Ongoing events WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Fine Art Art Modern Gallery presents ART object, a fine art show highlighting 2D and 3D works by artists both past and present, through March 1. The exhibition showcases a fresh look at innovative works created by artists from the mid 20th century through today. The gallery is at 751 12th Ave. S., Naples; 263-1137. Farmers Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place Feb. 21 and 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. behind Tommy Bahamas, featuring nearly 50 vendors selling locally produced vegetables and fruits, jams, baked goods, seafood, and the best people watching in town. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music from 6-9 p.m. and visit the shops and galleries around Third Street South in Naples. Chefs Market The Bayfront Chefs Market is held the third Wednesday of the month from 4-8 p.m. Theres an organic fresh fruit and vegetable market, along with chef presentations and live music; 200-3477. Wild Things Where the Wild Things Really Are, II, an exhibit of photographs by Sallie Rich, is at The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week in The Duck Stamp Auditorium of The Visitor Center; 472-1100. KidzAct KidzAct classes continue through the winter at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S.; 434-7340, ext. 10 or 39, or www. naplesplayers.org. Upcoming events Classical No. 4 The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Classical No. 4, A Voyage to Middle Europe Feb. 26-March 1. Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition winner Kirill Gerstein will perform Brahms second piano concerto with the orchestra. Also on the program: Dohnnyis Suite in F-sharp Minor and Dvorks Carnival Overture, which incorporates Bohemian dance rhythms and folk music; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Off the Walls The Art League of Bonita Springs features Off The Walls! Friday, Feb. 27. This unusually fun fundraiser provides funds for college scholarships and for programming at the Bonita Springs Center for the Arts; 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Queen of Cabaret The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Andrea Marcoviccis Ill Be Seeing You: Love Songs of World War II Feb. 27-28. The epitome of snowbiz elegancy and savvy, Ms. Marcovicci combines her storytelling talents with a singular ability to caress a song with her voice; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Natural Wonder The Southwest Florida Symphony performs Natural Wonder at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Myers Feb. 28 and March 1; 418-1500 or e-mail email@example.com. Jazz All-Stars BIG ARTS on Sanibel welcomes Ed Polcer and his Jazz All-Stars at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. $36 and $41; www.bigarts.org or e-mail info@BIGARTS.org. Love Letters The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Love Letters Sunday, March 1. This touching and humorous play follows the correspondence exchanged over a lifetime by Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, childhood friends born to wealth and position who go their separate ways but continue to share confidences; 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Mardi Gras Mambo The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Mardi Gras Mambo: The Neville Brothers and Dr. John & The Lower 911 Monday, March 2. The Neville Brothers are New Orleans First Family of Funk, the musical soul of the Crescent City. The Nevilles mix oldschool blues and R&B with a powerful, funk-driven sound all their own. Dr. John is a four-time Grammy Awardwinner, whose music blends voodoo mysticism, rhythm and blues, rock and Creole; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org Benefit Concert BIG ARTS on Sanibel presents John Pizzarelli with special guest Aaron Weinstein, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6. Tickets start at $125 for general admission; 395-0900, www.bigarts.org or e-mail info@BIGARTS.org. Happy Days The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Happpy Days: A New Musical, March 3-8. Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and Arthur The Fonz Fonzarelli take the audience back to 1959 Milwaukee; 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Evening With The Art League of Bonita Springs presents Clarita Filgueiras and The Best of Flamenco Wednesday evening, March 4; 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Big Bands Veteran jazz musician and educator Henry Ettman presents Todays Big Bands, the final class in the series The Big Band in American Jazz: From Ragtime to the Swing Era and Beyond, at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, as part of the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts Lifelong Learning arts education classes; 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Naples City Improv This group performs through March 7 and April 24-25 at 8 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S.; $15. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway? style comedy, then you will love NCI. Sit back and enjoy or participate by offering your suggestions as this familyfriendly troupe knocks your socks off; 213-3049. Choral Masterpieces The Philharmonic Center Chorale presents Choral Masterpieces Sunday afternoon, March 8, at First Presbyterian Church in Naples. Director James Cochran will lead the 75-voice chorale; $22 (adults), $10 (students), 597-1900 or www.thephil.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. Bluegrass Fest The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents the Palmgrass Bluegrass Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Koreshan State Historic Site; $10 (children 11 and under admitted free). 248-8906 or www. palmgrass. com. Film on Fifth Films on Fifth presents Up the Yangtze at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S.; $12, 263-7990. Barbershop Chorus The Paradise Coastmen Chorus puts on its annual show, Its About Time, March 6-7 at North Naples United Methodist Church; $15 in advance or $17 at the door, 352-6366, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.naplesbarbershopchorus.org. Wicked The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents Wicked March 7-29. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. The one born with emerald green skin is smart, fiery and misunderstood; the other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How the 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. Happy Days comes to Philharmonic Center for the Arts March 3-8 COURTESY PHOTO
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS COMMENTARY In a graveyard. In a room at a Howard Johnsons hotel. On the basement floor. At a friends house. In a dorm room. On a blanket on a golf course. In a bathroom at Burger King. In the backseat of a car. In the front seat of a car. These are just some of the places people have had sex for the first time. Their stories are told giddily, sadly, thoughtfully, regretfully by a quartet of actors in My First Time. The 90-minute show plays at Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers through Feb. 28. Miguel Cintron, Michael Dunsworth, Rachael Endrizzi and Madison Mitchell tell the true-life stories of various peoples first sexual encounter. As you might expect, emotions run the gamut. Depending upon whos telling the story, the experience was: embarrassing, awkward, too fast, magical, painful, disappointing, romantic. Though some seem too outrageously boastful to be true (think Letters to Penthouse), others have the feel of reality: the small, telling details, the awkward moments, the mixture of excitement and fear. In 1996, two men started www. myfirsttime.com and invited people to tell their first time stories. Almost 50,000 people have written their tales anonymously. Ken Davenport negotiated for the rights to turn some of the stories into a play. The resulting My First Time has enjoyed a highly successful run Off-Broadway. And its exactly the kind of edgy, alternative fare Theatre Conspiracys best suited for. Before the show, theatergoers are asked to fill out a survey anonymously. (Sample questions: How old were you when you lost your virginity? Where were you? What was your partners first name? Do you still keep in touch with him/her? If your first sexual partner were here right now, what would you say to him/ her?)The answers are incorporated into the play, and are completely anonymous. Some appear as statistics on a screen above the actors, others are read off of the cards in a round robin. Director Bill Taylor keeps the pace moving at a good clip. The quartet of actors do justice to the material. In fact, I was more impressed with them than the actors Ive seen in the online clips from the Lock the door! the man blurted out. I dont know who he was, but he was in the audience at Florida Repertory Theatre, and obviously caught up in the action of the play. It was opening night of Alone Together, and the married couple on stage had just seen their last child leave the nest. The audience obviously related to the story, so much so that they applauded lines and yes, made comments. Perhaps the plot was one they knew all too well from their own lives: George and Helene (Tad Ingram and Carrie Lund), husband and wife, finally send their youngest son off to college. But no sooner has the youngest left and the parents begin enjoying their newly empty nest, when their other offspring return home. As Helene comments dryly in one scene, they havent raised sons, theyve raised homing pigeons. Alone Together is a major change of pace for the company that, so far this season, has given us substantial fare such as The Glass Menagerie, Born Yesterday and Dancing at Lughnasa. Those complex plays had their moments of levity, but they made you think. They were red meat for the soul and mind, something to sink your teeth into and chew on. And now, Florida Rep is offering something small and light an amusebouche, or a sorbet. Alone Together instigates more laughter than thinking. It doesnt pretend to be deep at all. And it isnt. Its somewhat like the bumblebee, which, according to science and the laws of aerodynamics, shouldnt be able to fly, but does. Set in the s, the play by Lawrence Roman is full of clichs. It also contains a passive-aggressive father and two totally unlikeable sons who, despite their chronological ages (30 and 28), have yet to reach adulthood. Examine the play too carefully, and it falls apart. And yet, it contains many funny lines and scenes. And the audience loved it. Much of its success has to do with Ms. Lunds performance as Helene, the wife and mother. Ms. Lund has starred in other plays at the Florida Rep, but she virtually carries this show, with precise comic timing and perfect dry delivery of her lines. Shes a concerned mom, flirtatious wife and woman-on-the-verge-of-a-nervousbreakdown, moving naturally from one to the other and finding the humor in almost every line she has and every scene shes in. Mr. Ingram portrays her husband, George, as clueless and spineless, always taking the path of least resistance and insisting theyre not arguing, even when they are. He is, by his own admission, a part-time father, not having fully participated in the parenting of his offspring. And for much of the play, he finds himself unable to stand up to his own sons. Mr. Ingram is a strong actor, but was perhaps miscast. He seems much b a R a c a NancySTETSON email@example.com Awkward, incredible or hilarious, everyone remembers their first timeAs kids fly the coop, and come back, empty nesters have a lot to learnA couple of reviews about coupling Call 992-2411 for information NAPLES FORT MYERS GREYHOUND TRACK Tuesdays evenings in February The Perfecta Music & Pasta $7.95 Featuring the BREEZIN Duo and the sounds of the 50s, 60s & 70s Friday Twilight Racing Specials $2 Hot Dogs, Soda, Pizza & Draft Beers starting at 4pm Saturday Evenings Prime Rib Buffet Dinner for Two $39.95 Includes one glass of wine per person Racing ScheduleMatinees: Wed, Sat & Sun 12:15 Twilight: Mon, Tues,Thur & Fri 4:55 Evening: Wed, Sat 6:45 Come watch and wager on horse races from the leading tracks across the United States11:30 am dailySEE FIRST TIME, C16 SEE ALONE, C16 Rachael Endrizzi and Michael Dunsworth relay first sexual experiences in Theatre Conspiracys My First Time. The show runs through Feb. 28. COURTESY PHOTO
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Every day in classrooms around Collier County, teachers of all grade levels and subject areas help students attain critical knowledge and skills through their individual combinations of subjectarea expertise and creativity. Educators will tell you that teaching is much more than the simple delivery of information and grading of work; it is an art requiring a myriad of skills to ensure that every student succeeds. Because each student has his or her own learning style, teachers must constantly tweak lessons and try new strategies to provide a meaningful learning experience for all students. While informal research goes on in classrooms, teachers rarely have the time or opportunity to formalize and share their discoveries with colleagues. Academy of Teachers participants, beginning in 2008, were given a unique opportunity to conduct classroom-based research that would help them discover information that ultimately would improve their teaching skills and their students success. Forty educators who were recognized as teachers of distinction through the Golden Apple program and Collier County Public Schools Teachers of the Year were invited to participate in this yearlong, community-based leadership program that enables them to analyze which strategies may or may not be effective. The program also provides opportunities to share this information with colleagues within their own schools and across the district. For many teachers, helping students see the relevance of a high school education is a challenge. At Golden Gate High School, JROTC instructor Lt. Col. Paul Garrah was hearing the typical comments and questions from his students: Why do I need this class? or Im not going to have to know this for my career. Lt. Col. Garrah decided to take this challenge head-on as the basis of his inquiry project titled Enhancing Student Perception of the Value of Education Through Exposure to Local Employers. He partnered with business leader Lillian Roche to investigate whether interaction with employers would impact how the students valued their education. In a pre-activity survey, 78 percent of students felt their education would be important to their success in the workplace. Lt. Col. Garrah and Ms. Roche then provided opportunities for students to meet with prospective employers to learn about workplace expectations. Ultimately, students participated in mock job interviews that were videotaped and critiqued by their peers. A follow-up survey revealed that 100 percent of the students involved in the project now recognize the relevance and value of their education. Students were hungry to learn how to be successful in the working world and quickly realized how educational choices made now could dramatically affect a persons standard of living later in life, Lt. Col. Garrah said. After participating in the project, one of the students applied for a job, was hired, and indicated that this project was a key factor in her success. Academy teachers have indicated that they will incorporate what they have learned through the inquiry process into their regular instruction and welcome the opportunity to share their discoveries with colleagues and the community. This spring they will share their work via a public exposition culminating in a bound publication. The Academy of Teachers provides Collier County educators with opportunities to implement new and innovative strategies within their classrooms as well as provide each other, and colleagues at their schools, with opportunities to learn and grow professionally. Suncoast for Kids Foundation through the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union and the Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation are generously underwriting this program of the Education Foundation of Collier County. Nicole Flesvig is vice president of educator programs at The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to enhance learning for Collier County children and their teachers by engaging community support. The foundation has earned the highest rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator. For more information, call 643-4755 or visit www.educationforcollier.org.Academy of Teachers participants discover ways to help themselves and their students succeedBY NICOLE FLESVIG _______________Special to Florida Weekly PUZZLE ANSWERS www.NOODLESCAFE.com BEST SUSHITOWNand We Will Prove It! 1 Free Sushi RollExcludes Volcano Roll & Special Rolls $2 OFF Lunch EntreOne Per Table. Not Valid With Any Other Offer. One Per Table. Not Valid With Any Other Offer. $15 OFFWith The Purchase OF $50 Or MoreOne Per Table. Valid Sun-Wed 4-7pm. Not Valid Holidays. EXPIRES 2-26-09 EXPIRES 2-26-09 EXPIRES 2-26-09
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The bad news was that polyethylene, as Mr. Kealing described it, was, a smelly glob of greasy, rubbery, black slag. Mr. Tupper worked with that unlikely glob for months. Ultimately, he transformed it into a light pastel material that could be molded into food-storage bowls and beyond that into millions of dollars.However, as brilliant as Mr. Tupper was when it came to creating products, he was out of his element when it came to marketing them. Initially, he focused on selling his Tupperware bowls to chains of department stores. It wasnt a good match. And it wasnt until 1951 when he met Brownie Wise, a dynamo of a saleswoman, that Tupperwares future soared. Ms. Wise was already the Orlando-based companys best saleswoman. Her secret was that she and her dealers sold Tupperware at home parties. But she was having a terrible time getting product. Angry and frustrated, she called company headquarters from Miami, where she was living, and demanded to speak to Mr. Tupper. He, of course, already knew who she was and told her he wanted to meet with her. She agreed, but he had to come to her. They met on April 2, 1951. The next day, Mr. Tupper created the Tupperware Home Parties Division and named Ms. Wise as general sales manager. This was a brave move on Mr. Tuppers part because women executives were nonexistent in 1951, but Ms. Wises performance proved the wisdom of his decision. She was the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week and a role model for thousands of American housewives who became successful businesswomen. In their short tenure Mr. Tupper would fire Ms. Wise in January 1958 she literally made Tupperware a household name and brought in millions of dollars in sales. Mr. Kealings book, which tells the story of their tempestuous business relationship and the explosion of Tupperware into public awareness is well researched and documented, but this isnt a typical rags-to-riches success story. 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Monologues. But its the drama of our lives, something most everyone can relate to. It points out the inane things shouted in the heat of the moment. It doesnt shy away from negative aspects of sex rape, date rape, incest, pressure to have sex too soon or from unwanted consequences such as sexual diseases, heartbreak and unwanted pregnancies. The play didnt make me feel uncomfortable, but some audience reactions did. A couple of people persisted in laughing at a boastful story about a date rape. They also laughed at a story of two mens first time together. The first story was horrifying, the second tender, and laughter certainly didnt seem like a fitting response to either. It didnt sound like nervous laughter; it was disconcerting, and ruined the dramatic moments. There were a few verbal missteps, possibly due to opening night jitters. And I wouldve liked to see the cast treat some of their characters more seriously, particularly the ones who believe in waiting for marriage. Why play them as caricatures? Why not play them seriously as threedimensional people with deep beliefs? My First Time will probably be one of the hottest tickets around in February. Even if you dont smoke, you might feel like having a cigarette after sitting through 90 minutes of this non-stop steamy material. Maybe Mr. Taylor should consider handing out cigarettes at the door or condoms. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 First TimeFrom page 8AloneFrom page 8My First Time >> When: through Feb. 28 >> Where: Theatre Conspiracy, 2711 Park Windsor Drive #302, Fort Myers >>Cost: $22 ($10 for students with ID) >>Information: 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org if you go Alone Together >> When: through Mar. 8 >> Where: The Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901 >>Cost: $38, $34, $20 >>Information: Call 332-4488 or www.FloridaRep.org >>Note: Some streets around the theater are blocked off, due to construction. Also, extra streets may be blocked off on certain days due to the Edison Parade of Lights and other events. if you go off-Broadway show. There are many one-liners (some, unfortunately unheard, because the audience was laughing so hard at the previous line.) One complains that, A 30-second commercial lasts longer than I did. Another moans in dismay, I expected so much more. And one guy boasts he was stiffer than Al Gore. Mr. Cintron is so giddy when retelling one experience you think hes going to jump out of his skin. He also shines as an older man recalling how he lost his virginity in a radio station after it went off the air in the early morning hours. In contrast, Ms. Mitchell is moving as she narrates the story of a woman whose younger brother still a virgin is dying of leukemia. Then, shes flirty and unrepentant as a young woman whos sleeping her way through college. Ms. Endrizzi clothes herself in a variety of personas, from a woman forced by her friends to have sex to a British woman in her 40s whos still a virgin and proud of it. She also tells a tale of sleeping with a man who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. It is one of the more tender stories of the evening. And Mr. Dunsworth displays both depth and breadth in his numerous roles. Hes riveting to watch: vulnerable and winsome as a shy young man having his first sexual experience with another man, then twisted in emotional agony as he recounts how the girl he loved was raped by another man after the prom. My First Time is, in turn, funny, sad, moving, horrifying, poignant. It is also, at times, explicit, making you feel somewhat prurient or voyeuristic. Is it Theater with a capital T? No. It isnt The Exonerated or even The Vagina older than Ms. Lund, and while MayDecember marriages arent unheard of, these two actors make a mismatched couple on stage. The girlish behavior of Ms. Lunds character, when shes happy or flirting, only seems to highlight this. Jason Parrish plays the eldest son, a mathematical genius, as anti-social and secretive, full of quirks and tics. He blows things up with his experiments and drinks milk straight from the carton. Hes completely self-absorbed, self-centered and lacking in social graces. John-Robert Warren plays the second son, Elliott, a womanizer. His wife back in Texas has thrown him out for sleeping with other women. Inexplicably, Warren plays him as a swaggering cowboy with a drawl, though his character grew up in California and has lived in Texas for a few years. Hes one big walking stereotype from his western boots to his Stetson hat. His character lacks such respect for women that he even swats his own mothers posterior a couple times and comments on how good she looks when shes bending over. I wish director Chris Clavelli had instructed Mr. Warren to play the role differently. His puzzling overthe-top Texas accent was distracting, and more than one audience member commented on it negatively after the show. I never believed these two were brothers. As Keith, the youngest son, Trey Gerrald doesnt have much stage time, but he plays his role as a winsome and decent kid. And Mary-Margaret Roberts is giggly and bubbly as Jamie, a young hippie-ish girl without a home. The two older brothers, of course, fight over her. Bruce R. Baileys set of a Los Angeles home, with a Tuscan feel and ironwork, is solid and so realistic, you feel you could move in immediately and live there. Stefanie Gendas costumes accurately recall the late 1970s, with the exception of Ms. Robertss outfit. For some reason, she dresses like a flower child from the s. This 1984 Broadway play is at its strongest when dealing with Helene and George. The playwright gets the details right: the way parents slip money to their kids and dont want the other to know, the way a mom will knit a scarf or pack a hefty lunch. He also gets the interactions between a couple correct, the way they push each others buttons, and know when the other is lying. There are some solid and hearty laughs in this play, which at its best is like a good TV sit-com. Ms. Lunds masterful performance helps elevate the show into something more. Like some families or marriages, Alone Together doesnt seem as if it should work, but somehow it does.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 Ft. Myers Ke y West *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTSFeb 20th 21st 49th Annual Key West House & Garden Tour Feb 21st 22nd Old Island Days Art Festival Feb 22nd Impromptu Concerts Presents New Century SaxophoneFeb 22nd 23rd November at Red Barn Theatre 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers Beach Just 31/2 hours to Key West! Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 Captain Paul 34 a large, c omfortable pontoon vessel departs twice daily into the calm water of the bays for light tackle fishing. Catch snook, sheephead, redfish, snapper & trout. Bait, tackle and license included. Great fun for the entire family! Restroom on board. BEER & WINE BAR ON BOARD 34-foot USCG inspected vessel Lady Brett 45 departs twice da ily for deep sea fishing fun up to 12 miles off-shore. Cruising at 18 knots, catch grouper, snapper, king fish, mackerel and cobia. Rod and reel, bait and fishing license are included. Bring a small cooler with beer, soda or lunch. Restroom on board. www.tincityboats.com Captain Gene Luciano Reservations Encouraged!SIGHTSEEING CRUISES Daily 11/2 hours of narrated fascination, designed especially for those interested in the natural beauty, wildlife and history of Naples. Well cruise beside mangrove islands inhabited by an abundance of bird life including the bald eagle. Dolphin and manatee may thrill you with a playful appearance. DAILY 1/2 HOUR NARRATED CRUISES ON THE CALM WATERS OF NAPLES BAY YOULL FIND US AT HISTORIC SUNSET CRUISES The same magical 1-1/2 hour narrated cruise as above, this one departs one hour before sunset, affording you plenty of time to enjoy the splendor of a Naples sunset, as Mother Nature paints the western sky with flaming colors. Restrooms on board. $30.00 PER PERSON CHILDREN UNDER 10 HALF PRICE SIGHTSEEING DEPARTURES: 10AM, 12 NOON, 2 PM & 4 PM SUNSET DEPARTURES: 1 HOUR BEFORE SUNSETDolphin are normally visible on every cruise. 45-foot USCG inspected vessel1200 Fifth Avenue S. (US 41E.) Naples Departure Return7:45 AM 12:15 PM2nd Departure 2nd Return1:00 PM 5:30 PM$60 Per Person $50 Children under 10 $60 Per Person $50 Children under 10Departure Return9:00 AM 12:30 PM2ND Departure Return1:00 PM 4:30 PM GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE GIF T CER T IFICAT E S AVAI L ABLE The Conservancy of Southwest Floridas fifth annual Magic Under the Mangroves will set a new standard for upscale, ecofriendly entertainment. Held in a tented setting on the grove at Wrenwood Farms, the Thursday, March 5, gala will include cocktails and hors dourves, a silent and live auction, dinner and an award presentation.The celebrations green makeover for 2009 means use of sustainable products and practices. The change wont be obvious, however and thats the point. For example, organizers insisted on 100 percent recycled paper and soy inks for all printed materials, which included environmentally friendly virgin fiber paper and angel hair spun silk produced by companies utilizing sustainable forests and renewable energy sources. Cuisine will be served on organic bamboo plates. Organic cotton linens and LED lighting are also part of the plan. Some things, such as paper programs, will be missing but not missed. Last years Magic Under the Mangroves raised more than $350,000 for many things, including vehicles for education field trips and wildlife transport, equipment for monitoring water quality and estuary research projects, scholarships for at-risk children to attend summer camp and the hiring of interns to support functions across the orga-Thoughtful planning at the root of upscale, eco-friendly event nization. Conservancy programs focus on the critical environmental issues in Southwest Florida, promote sound environmental policies and practices based on solid scientific research and provide environmental education. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center treats more than 2,400 injured, sick and orphaned animals each year and releases about half back into their native habitats. Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor of this years event. Other sponsors include Gulfshore Life magazine and Betty McLean Travel. Conservancy board member Maureen Lerner is chairing the event for the second consecutive year. A highlight of the evening will be presentation of the Conservancys 2009 Eagle Award, the organizations highest honor, to Lavern Gaynor. For information about ticket to Magic Under the Mangroves, call 403-4219 or visit www.conservancy.org/magic. Formerly HAIR CLASSICS
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Marco library Friends selling raffle tickets for SmartCarThe Friends of the Marco Island Branch Library are hosting an open music party from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at CJs on the Bay at The Esplanade. The party ushers in the final week of raffle ticket sales for the 2009 Smart Car. All ticketholders are invited to attend the drawing at the library during a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Bill and Myrtle Rose will draw the winning ticket. The Friends are raising funds to build a multi-purpose room at the Marco library. It is the most-used facility on the island with its free online computer service, large DVD and CD rental collection, outstanding music/film/lecture series, childrens programs and extensive newspaper, reference and fiction/nonfiction book collections. Raffle tickets are $50 each or three for $100. If you cant get to the open music party at CJs, ticket are also available at the library, at Mackle Parks Wednesday Farmers Market and from Friends board members Nan Suffian, Sue Baum, John Buchanan, June and Ken Brown, Bea and Paul Sebastian, Jo Lozier, Lorraine Rogers, Joanne Foote, June Duffy, Delores Siegel, Judy Schall, Kathy Schug, Jan Silver, Elaine and Ted Marsten, Bruce Rosen, Denise Falko, Mike Suffian and Diane Wetjen. Sunday February 22, 20091 p.m. to 4 p.m.ON THEARTLAKEON THEARTLAKE 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 www.MiromarLakes.com View displayed art and meet the distinguished artists For more information, call (239) 908-2387 Watercolors Sculpture Photography Outdoor Paintings Jewelry fountain, enter the wrought iron gates and stroll the Promenade along Lake Maggiore for a day of ne art and fun at Miromar Lakes 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 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. 11140 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples239.594.3500Riverchase Plaza at US 41 & Immokalee Rd. www.capriofnaples.com SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND THE RAT PACKDinner Show $49.95+ Tax & GratuityReservations Highly RecommendedWE DELIVER ALL DAY! RECESSION SPECIALSTuesdays PRICE PIZZACheese OnlyWednesdays PRICE PASTAManagers Choice EARLY BIRD SPECIALS3 Course Meal 4:00-6:30PMChoice of Caesar or House Salad Chicken Marsala Veal Parmigiana Tilapia Piccata Ravioli Manicotti Eggplant ParmigianaTiramisu, Cannoli or Spumoni$15.95 + Tax & Gratuity SHOWCASEENTERTAINMENT Mondays 6-9 pmTuesdays 6-9 pmWednesday Feb. 4 7-10 pmThursdays 6-9 pmFridays 6-9 pmSaturdays 6-9 pm Happy Hour 11 to 7pm every dayPublic 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!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 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 28 at 2 p.m. French Decorative Motifs, A Rich HeritageSaturday, February 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet Artist Danielle FelicieEllen Police and Sandy Davis of Pierre Deux, the leader in French Country in the U.S., will offer an interactive discussion of the fascinating origins and history of French motifs including Toiles, Fleur De Lis, Napoleons Bee, and images found on classic collectible porcelain such as Limoges and Quimper. Sponsored by Pierre Deux. Meet 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.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) 390-8207 And Swashbuckling Show www.PiecesOfEight.com Enjoy Cold Cocktails, Beautiful Sunsets, and Pirate Fun Call for Reservations and Other Available Cruise Times 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: 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 www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Voted #1 Ribs 13 Years in a Row! WANTED!!! FREEWatch BatteryINSTALLED WITH THIS AD 1 Coupon per day thru 04/30/09Unwanted Jewelry, Broken Gold, Dental Gold, Diamonds, Watches, Etc.Neils Jewelry & ExchangeTrade in Make or Buy Something New & Save 15% 239-592-6009GOLD FOR FAST EXTRA CASH Several Naples and Bonita Springs chefs and restaurants will participate in the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest that benefits area childrens charities. From Naples, American Culinary Foundation member/chefs Frank Setera, Ralph Serraco, Wilhelm Gahabka and Chris Jones will participate in the Grand Tasting and Auction at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28. Chefs Brian Roland from M Waterfront Grille and Derin Moore from the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, will preparing chef/ vintner dinners in a private home the evening of Friday, Feb. 27. From Bonita Springs and Estero, chefs Nick Costanzo from Angelinas Ristorante, Caroline Hostettler from 55 Degrees, Jeffrey Lucas from Ruths Chris Steak House, Vincent Mazzoli from The Grape, Andreas Singer from the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point and Thomas Pedit from Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club will be featured in the Grand Tasting and Auction. Chef Pedit will join chefs Nick Costanzo from Angelinas Ristorante, Danny Mellman from Danny Mellman Catering, Kristina San Fillipo from Robb & Stucky Culinary Center and Wade Lowe from Roys in preparing chef/ vintner dinners. Numerous Fort Myers chefs, along with 16 vintners and wine distributors, also are participating in the Grand Tasting in private dinners. While most of the private dinners are sold out, limited tickets remain available for the Grand Tasting and Auction. Celebrity chefs this year are Keegan Gerhard and Xavier Salomon. Chef Gerhard, who has been named one of the nations top 10 pastry chefs by both Chocolatier and Pastry Art & Design magazines, is emcee and host of TVs Food Network Challenge Series. Chef Salomon is from the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay near San Francisco. Chef Gerhard will join Norman Love of Norman Love Confections at the Grand Tasting and Auction desert station. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is a signature event of the SWFL Childrens Charities, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides funding to local charities serving local children. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is this years main beneficiary; Edison State Colleges pediatric nursing program is the secondary charity. For more information, call 432-9722 or visit www.swflwinefest.org. Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will benefit area childrens charitiesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY es an d ef s and p artici h west Foo d area s A meri oun d ae fs Frank rrac o, Wi lfrom D Kristi n & ch e an d w p articip a i n p rivate d I DA W EE KL Y Chef Serraco Chef Roland Chef Gahabka Chef Moore Chef Jones
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Jennie Cheng, Stefan Bothe, Dolph and Sharon von Arx, Paul and Charlotte Corddry, John Fumagalli 2. Laverne Gaynor and Lois Bolin 3. Arnold Lerner, Chris Smith, Elaine Bourgraff, Maureen Lerner, Lynne Shotwell, Andrew McElwaine, Jeannie Smith, Chip Shotwell and Barbara McElwaine 4. Sharon Kenny with Andrea, Cameron and Alex Djindil 5. Dennis Mudge 6. Beth Jung 7. 1970 GSXLORI YOUNG / FLORIDA WEEKLY JERRY SMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLYConservancy luncheon for the Keewaydin Preservation Fund Ferrari show on 5th Avenue1 3 2 4 6 Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. e s of ever yon e in the pic tur e. a weekly.com 5 7
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Jeb Bush 2. Derrick Barnes 3. Wilson G Bradshaw, Bob Taylor and Eric Smith 4. A.J. Jacobs 5. Robert Beatty, Virgina Craig and Rip Lyster 6. Bob Chute, Suzanne Chute, Stephanie Pezeshkan and Fred Pezeshkan 7. George H.W. Bush TOM HARPER / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Celebration of Reading at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point1 67 4 2 5 3Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 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
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 4. Jonathan Green 5. Margaret Grant and Linda Diaz 6. Chris and Mary Smith 7. Kathy Prosser-Bovard and Gary Bovard 1. "Marilyn Monroe" Anne Rubin, "James Bond" and Stacey Nicolau 2. Jane and Hal Cohen, Jackie and Dick Bearse, Kristen Ferrara and Al Rupp 3. Dick Stonesifer and George FranksLORI YOUNG / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESYPhysicians Casino Night at the Hyatt Magic Under The Mangroves Patrons Party12 3 5 7Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.6 4 Comedy ShowFeaturing John CioncaDinner Theater PerformanceHilton Naples February 27, 2009ONLY SHOW THIS SEASON 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
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: PAST REPASTSRed snapper is simply steamed then dressed up with a ginger sauce, vegetables and herbs at Noodles Saigon 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES(239) 643-1559 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 pankys Speakeasy has been an independently-owned family restaurant since 1984. We have a cozy atmosphere with reasonable prices. Come for lunch or dinner, and also check out our great soup and salad bar. Screened patio. Outside smoking areas available. Great lounge open late, a place where the locals love to meet. Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m. Lounge open late. Mondays are Rib Day Thursdays are Prime Rib EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Mon-Thus (4-6) Ristorante & Bar ItalianoVisit Our Website For Online Reservations, Full Menu and Gift Certi cates www.giovanni-naples.com Located in the Crossroads Shopping Plaza in the Vineyards 5975 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119 PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE Alexanders, 4077 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 262-4999 A splendid courtyard and equally lovely dining room afford customers plenty of charm that pairs well with chef/owner Alexander Bernards mix of European and American fare. There are several dishes marked as healthier lower in calories, fat and/or salt. Jumbo lump crabmeat in garlic butter was simple and succulent. Equally good was a wild mushroom and goat cheese strudel served with caramelized apples and sun-dried cherry gastrique. Miso-crusted butterfish was another simple but elegant dish and the duck with its crisp skin, moist flesh, and tart-sweet lingonberries and port wine reduction was excellent. Leave room for the housemade desserts, such as apple nut cake with ice cream and Monikas crepe of passion. Beer and wine served Food: Service: Atmosphere: Charlie Chiangs, 12200 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 593-6688 With a stylish dining room, well-rounded wine list (including 42 selections by the glass) and a sampling of Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese fare, Charlie Chiangs isnt your typical Chinese restaurant. Chiangs kitchen seems equally adept at all of the cuisines it turns out. From the sushi offerings, the Mango Tango was a showy and substantive roll, consisting of crabmeat, cream cheese, masago and cucumber topped with chopped teriyaki tuna, fresh mango and avocado. Both the miso and hot and sour soups were worthy renditions. Entrees of shiny slippery shrimp (tempura shrimp in a garlicky vinegarsrirachi sauce), moo shu with veggies and broccoli in garlic sauce were all colorful, well seasoned and properly cooked. Service was fine until the room filled up, then there was a precipitous drop in attention. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Cilantro Tamales, 10823 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 597-5855 Mexican food often gets a bad rap as a lard-laden and cheese-drenched cuisine. Thats not what youll find at Cilantro Tamales, where the recipes come from Mexican home cooks who shared them with the founding owner. The dining is cheerful and bright, as are the servers, who deliver large platters laden with fresh, wellprepared food. The guacamole is chunky and studded with jalapenos, tomatoes and onion. The soft tacos consist of double layers of tender flour tortillas stuffed with savory shredded beef, cheese and onions. And the vegetarian fajitas (chicken and beef are other options) have lots of fresh veggies and black beans, all expertly seasoned. The flan is creamy with a rich vanilla flavor. Cilantro Tamales menu boldly states The Best Mexican Food Youve Ever Had or Its Free! Its not likely the management has to pay up very often. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Naples Tomato, 14700 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 598-9800 A vast wine selection and a menu of American Neapolitan cuisine make this a justifiably popular establishment. I particularly like that the management buys its tomatoes from local farms and the kitchen makes its own pasta. The Real Deal Crab Cake appetizer is one of the best Ive had south of Baltimore and is worthy of its name. A pane cotto escarole, white beans, bread and Parmesan cheese was another great starter. The pasta sampler was a winner, with raviolinni in Bolognese sauce, lasagna and shrimp and vegetables over angelhair pasta. Only the bland rainbow trout disappointed. For dessert, I can heartily recommend the Chocoholic, a warm chocolate cake with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 598-9400 This well-appointed but modest restaurant touts itself as the freshest and healthiest taste of Vietnam and I fully concur. The menu has lots of photos and descriptions, making ordering easy even for novices. For those who love pho thats not fiery hot, Noodle Saigon allows you to control the heat by adding the hot sauce yourself. Other noteworthy dishes include shrimp-filled summer rolls, a vegetarian salad (tastes far better than it sounds), a pan-fried crepe and rice noodles with seafood. All were wonderful, but its the pho, a soup thats a meal in itself, that was the star of the meal. Those who live within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant can have the full menu delivered to their doors. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Vegetable fajitas make up a hearty and inexpensive entre at Cilantro Tamales. N o n s. n d 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 Lounge Early Bird Specials 3-5pm Daily Karaoke Wed./Sat./Sun. Buzz Time Trivia in Lounge Proud to support the ACE Group Classic @ Treviso Bay as a preferred Restaurant Wed. 2/18 Sun 2/22 Cahlua & Cream Tues., Mar 17, 31 7-10pm $15 Cover Soon to beWendy Renee Tues., Feb 24 6-9pm Lounge Jason DeSimone Thursdays 6-9pm Lounge Paul Ferguson Fridays 5:30-8:30pm Lounge Emma Lee Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm Lounge Billy Bridger Saturdays 6-9pm Lounge 4221 Tamiami Trail East (US 41), Naples 239.793.2644Reminiscents Doo-Wop Extraordinaire! Feat. The G MAN of Oldies 92.5FM; DETROIT JOE Turner, New Yorks CRUISIN EDDIE Every Friday in Feb., 8:30-11:30pmEntertainment Nightly with Dancing
If you go >>Hours: Bar opens at 5 p.m. with dinner served 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday >>Reservations: Accepted>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: Appetizers, $8-$17; sushi, $6-$36; entrees, $21-$59 >>Beverages: Full bar and extensive wine list, including 40-plus selections by the glass >>Seating: Plush booths, conventional tables and chairs, at the bar >>Specialties of the house: Grilled wicked shrimp, Not Your Mammas Meatloaf, pulled pork barbecue and coleslaw atbread, duck con t and roast beet salad, Tokyo style grilled salmon, ovenroasted mixed peppercorn rack of lamb, braised pinot noir pot roast, Key West volcano snapper i >>Volume: Moderate >>Parking: On the streetRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Trilogy 720 Fifth Ave. South, Naples 261-1221In the array of restaurants that populate Fifth Avenue South, Trilogy stands out for all the right reasons. Its drop-dead gorgeous, with plush cream-colored booths, tables dressed in brown and white linens, a superbly stocked floor-to-ceiling bar that occupies one whole wall and background music supplied by a piano player/vocalist performing classics such as Shadow of Your Smile, Night and Day and Summer Wind. Remaining from the restaurants previous incarnation as Zoes are chandeliers with pairs of blue bulbs from which sprout twisted metal spikes that remind me of Medusas hair with lights. Trilogy maintains a phantasmagorical wine collection when was the last time you saw Screaming Eagle on a wine list? including more than 40 by-theglass selections, many of which are rarely offered in this fashion. Oh yes, and then theres the food, now produced under Executive Chef Eric Delano, who recently took over from Ross Peterson, one of the creators of the two-year-old establishment. While the global fusion menu remains largely of Mr. Petersons making, Chef Delano has begun introducing his own specials that show creativity and promise. Trilogys menu affords diners great flexibility. For those with a taste for sushi, there are a dozen choices, along with a few sashimi dishes. Those with lighter appetites may choose from about two dozen soups, salads and small plates, all dishes that can be ordered in combination for a lighter meal or as a precursor to a more substantial one. Then there are the full plates, with a mix of pasta, seafood and meat, all accompanied by appropriate vegetables and/or starches. Theres something for everyone, yet the menu isnt a behemoth that makes choice difficult and quality questionable. Shortly after settling into our booth we immersed ourselves in the wine list, which was more book than list. We finally selected two rare bythe-glass cabernet sauvignons: Silver Oak Alexander Valley and Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve Both had lush ruby hues. The Silver Oak was full of big fruit flavors with hints of spice, while the more mature Latours fruit was less dominant, with chewy tannins and a minerally finish. Both proved excellent companions to our appetizers, one of escargots in lobster butter with artichokes and dried tomatoes in a phyllo cup; the other pastry-encrusted Brie with blackberry preserves and buttered baguette. The snails were tender and not overwhelmed with garlic, as often happens. The Brie with its delicate coating was delicious on its own and even better with the preserves, which accentuated the blackberry notes in the Silver Oak cab. Warm pretzel rolls with butter were tasty, too.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR 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, shrimpandouille 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.; 2624999. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Flemings Steakhouse Chef Nate Szwejbka demonstrates how to grill beef, chicken, fish and veggies, $10, 9101 Strada Place; 5525100 (advance registration required). Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m., Whole Food Market: Raw foods chef Debbie Greene creates raw food desserts, free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100 (advance registration required). 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. Thursday, Feb. 26, noon-2 p.m., Bamboo Cafe: A two-course luncheon with four guest speakers from Judith Liegeois Designs who will discuss All About Color: In Our Art, Our Homes, Our Lives, followed by chocolates and champagne at Judith Liegeois Designs, $22.50, 755 12th Avenue S.; 643-6177 (reservations recommended). Friday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chef Sumi Do takes participants on a culinary journey to Korea, her home country (bring your own chopsticks), free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100 (advance registration required). 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, $50, Collection at Vanderbilt; 514-4663. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 27-28, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club and private homes: Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, fundraiser for nonprofit Southwest Florida Childrens Charities Inc., with vintner dinners in private homes on Feb. 27, followed by the Grand Tasting and Auction on Feb. 28; auction tickets are $300, price of vintner dinners varies; 432-9722. Tuesday, March 3, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Cooking of the American Southwest with Chef Kristina San Filippo, $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, March 7, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine dinner with wines presented by Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar and a five-course tasting menu by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $95, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222.Trilogys contemporary food, lush style perfect fit for Fifth Avenue South s d b p T a a karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE ch dark 4 077 49 courses so that we had plenty of time to savor the last one, relax and enjoy the music before more food arrived. While there were a couple of minor flaws where the food was concerned, Im attributing that to adjustments going on in the back of the house as the new top chef settles in. Considering the exemplary nature of the wine program, service and overall atmosphere, its logical to assume the food will reach that same level of excellence in short order. Entrees of nori-crusted tuna steak and roasted half duckling followed. The tuna had been lightly seared, preserving its lovely red hue and buttery texture, with tender-crisp baby bok choy accompanying it. The sauce was described as sizzling Thai peanut vinaigrette, but was overwhelmed by salt. Fortunately, it was served on the side and we were able to use it sparingly. The duck, billed as crispy, was only marginally so, but a judicious dusting of five-spice powder gave a lively Asian twist to the dish, which was finished with a well-balanced sweetand-sour blood orange puree. Fresh asparagus and ultracreamy mashed potatoes completed the plate. For dessert, we took our able servers suggestion and tried the nightly special. It was a whimsical play on the sushi theme with rice-paper wrapped mangoes and strawberries, sweet sushi rice, coconut plum sugar sauce and a mound meant to look like wasabi that tasted like a green tea paste. The fresh, cool fruits provided a refreshing counterpoint to the chewy rice and sweet sauce. Service was exceptional from start to finish. Our server was well versed in both the menu and the wine list and happy to discuss both, offering an occasional suggestion. He timed Pastry-encrusted Brie with blackberry preserves and buttered baguette makes an elegant small plate or start to a full meal. co u w t i l w I m s aw a g y c se rv ed on to use i T h e on ly c io u d er the wi t an A nightly special, crispy duckling comes dressed with sweet and sour blood orange puree.
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