At home with Jonathan GreenCelebrated artist opens his home for a tour organized by Temple Shalom Sisterhood. A16 tephen C. Rockefeller, son of Nelson, member of the famous political and philanthropic family, stood quietly in a lecture hall at Florida Gulf Coast University last week and tried to change the world. Dressed in blue blazer, green tie and the alert academic demeanor that has characterized his decades as professor of religion and dean of the highly rated Middlebury College, he hardly looked ready for the work. But appearances are sometimes deceiving. Ive learned that if you give people too much bad news, he said dryly, they tune out. But if you give them a sense of creative possibilities, something happens. All around him, in fact, it was happening, but with only the quietest fanfare. While FGCUs President Wilson Bradshaw picked up a pen and began to scratch his name across a document, Mary Evelyn Tucker, a visiting professor at Yale University and a research associate at Harvard, along with prominent German, Indian, Mexican, and Australian academics, smiled encouragingly in his direction.Not to worry, their attentive expressions seemed to suggest this is just another average day trying to redirect the flow of history, and now you get to help, too.By the time President t down the pen a few seconds later, hed committed his university to champion the Earth SBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com Former Gov. Jeb Bush unveiled a great surprise to an Immokalee family during this years Celebration of Reading. Mr. Bush presented a four-year college scholarship to Maria Segura, a former student and current preschool leader at the Jump Start Family Literacy Academy. Mrs. Seguras two youngest children were awarded community college scholarships. Maria spent many years working alongside her husband as a migrant farmer to help support her family, Mr. Bush said at the celebration. But after hearing about a local family literacy academy that could help both her and her children, she was able to work hard and earn a GED diploma. Now Maria has a job at that same academy teaching preschoolers. The mother of four said she was tired of struggling to make ends meet and was unhappy that her two oldest children had to work in the field during weekends and summers. When she heard about the Jump Start Family Literacy Academy, her life changed. When I knocked on the door, the people at Jump Start encouraged my enthusiasm to learn, she said. It was the best of both worlds; I could learn in a classroom while my 4-year old got to attend a preschool program right there with me. The annual Celebration of Reading, a formal evening at The RitzCarlton, Naples, benefits the Family Literacy Initiative; the initiative, which is managed by the Volunteer USA Foundation, started its scholarship program last year to recognize parents who are outstanding literacy students as well as their children. To date, eight adults and 12 children have received scholarships to pursue a community college degree or career and technical education.SEE EARTH, A8 mandateearthlyLocal, global leaders champion blueprint for creating a more sustainable future Charter, a short steam-train of a document, if you will, created by leaders and representatives of every major religion, region, cultural ambition or nation on the globe to allow us to survive the 21st century and beyond, together. COURTESY PHOTOMaria Segura, center, and her family with former Gov. Jeb Bush at the Celebration of Reading.COURTESY PHOTOFGCU President Wilson Bradshaw, right, commits the university to champion the Earth Charter. RockefellerThis requires a change of mind and heart. The Earth Charter 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. 21 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: FEBRUARY 26, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERIts de-lovely Deciphering Cole Porter In preparation for seeing Anything Goes at the Sugden. C1 SEE CELEBRATION, A12 Better than sliced breadMeet the local minds behind some great inventions. B1 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYImmokalee mom, children celebrate college scholarships If the Shoe Fits And more events just right for seeing and being seen around town. C23, 24 & 25
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 Our table is groaning with local produce. Tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, green and yellow squash, five kinds of peppers, two or three varieties of lettuce, kale, beet greens, collard greens, a warmweather variety of spinach, and fruit. All from within 20 or 30 miles of where I live. The fruit comes in gifts, or by art, in the sense Mark Twain used that word. Let me paraphrase: Ive tasted watermelon come by honestly, and those come by art, and only the experienced can tell you which tastes better.Notice I said weve been picking up the local harvest; somebody else picked it, so we could pick it up. My hats off the one in the goofy picture to our farmers, the ones who picked the produce. Arent they farmers first, whatever else they are? At the very least, theyre field hands, an old term that fits the tongue like a seed in a pod. Not migrant, not laborer, not immigrant, not seasonal worker and not even farm worker. Just field hand. The landowners, of course, may or may not be farmers, and rarely anymore do they take their hands to the field and actually use them. The bigger the operation, the more likely they farm account books, crop registers, vehicle maintenance records, tax forms, and desks. But any country drive these days will show you the real farmers, the people out picking in the fields or groves. The field hands. This month, citrus groves are emptying of oranges under their energetic hands. Paved roads are thick with trailer trucks hauling their produce. Little squads of big hats shade their sweating mahogany faces, turned earthward beneath the dry winter sun. Its harvest time in the sunshine south, where the American cornucopia overflows through late winter. Since my wife can cook like a Parisian chef in a Provencal kitchen or better, like a Florida foodie in Gulf Coast farm country, which she is we take particular care to cherish what we have, which is a lot. And you cant cherish something unless you think about where it came from, and who brought it to you. Farmers brought it to us, both the desk farmers who set up the conditions to produce the food, and the dirt farmers the field hands who actually planted it, grew it and gathered it. There was a time, I believe, when the gathering and the gatherers played to a full house of admirers, many who were gatherers themselves, or had been. I just rifled through scores of photos from the 1930s in America pictures of migrants, of field hands, taken by such camera luminaries as Walker Evans, Dorthea Lange or Arthur Rothstein. Look at their faces, thin and tough and only sometimes smiling, but always perfectly in focus because the photographer sought the heart of their stories. Those black-and-white photos dont flinch from a simple truth: The topography of a face can map the heart and soul of a human as clearly as a road atlas, if you arent afraid of the direction that takes you. When you read those maps of underfed farmers hoping for work and shacked up in wood and tin and resignation with their children clinging to their knees or chests, you realize how extraordinary and how beautiful they were, and how hard they had it. They sought places to pick the food, to bring it in, since that was what they knew. They were Americans. We know them. In some few cases, still, we are them, or were their children. But lately, Ive noticed something odd. Many contemporary pictures of field hands, especially those that appear in upscale magazines, are purposefully blurred, as if Vaseline had been smeared on the camera lens so that no topography of the heart and soul no life map of the humans working the fields would become evident. Once they were us, and now they arent. I saw this first in the March issue of a Martha Stewart magazine, Living, which includes pictures of a Maryland farm where healthy-looking Anglos are 1: driving a tractor; 2: sitting at a long table feasting (the caption reads, Joan Norman, in a pink shirt, and her husband Drew, on her right, host an alfresco summer dinner for family and friends;) 3: sitting in merriment over a bottle of wine; 4: gathered on a quaint red tractor in a green field (mom, dad, two late-teen daughters, a perfectly fit black Lab dog); 5: eating watermelon with a freckle-faced grin (a boy); and 6: buying perfect produce from a local farm stand. There was another picture, a lovely impressionist work in which no faces were distinct, nor characters, nor experiences. It squatted beside this caption: Some of the farms 17 seasonal workers. They had become faceless, though the photo shows their shapes working a field. I began to look elsewhere, and I discovered that the photographic blurring of field hands is a fashion now among people who dont work the fields maybe because theyre illegal and making the desk farmer good money, or maybe because we just dont think they are us, anymore. They no longer play to a full house of admirers, only a full house of oblivious eaters. And yet they are us. Looking at them closely talking to them, waving at them, stopping to thank them or even working with them is only confusing for the first moment. Then you recognize that they are fellow citizens, whether or not theyre Americans. I took my youngest son for an afterschool walk the other day, past a grove mostly picked clean. But a single field hand appeared near us at a rows end, hauling the days last crate full of oranges. Nash and I stared into his eyes, and he stared back tired, dirty, his face an old saddle of creased leather. Thank you, I mouthed. 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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. GUEST OPINION Bipartisanship: A field guideWhat is this thing called bipartisanship, about which weve been hearing so much lately? It seems a question worth asking in the wake of the stimulus bills passage with (again) no Republican votes in the House and only three in the Senate, along with the abrupt withdrawal of Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., from consideration for secretary of commerce. Depending on where and when the term bipartisanship is being used, it seems to come in a fairly wide variety of identifiable flavors. Here are a few of the more common ones, at a glance:Genuine bipartisanshipThis would be the kind where the philosophies that undergird a policy find real consensus in the Democratic and the Republican mainstreams. Cold War-era foreign policy provides an example of this type of bipartisanship, in its broad outlines. Yes, there were arguments and often fierce ones over just what constituted a Sovietbacked communist threat, and how best to meet these threats, once identified but these arguments were as likely to be intramural (especially within the Democratic Party) as they were interparty. Process bipartisanship Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, Washington seems consumed in the process argument of bipartisanship, when the rest of the country says they need this [stimulus] bill. Process bipartisanship, then, might refer to what happens when legislation gets crafted: Both parties are welcome to submit ideas and amendments with the majority party generally voting down the minority partys proposals, except for those absolutely necessary to secure passage. Window-Dressing Bipartisanship The brand of bipartisanship most often shown by incoming presidential administrations, in which a Cabinet post is awarded to a member of the opposing party without any serious expectation that the Cabinet member in question will bring his partys ideology to the execution of his post. Norman Mineta, a Democrat and Clinton Cabinet veteran who served as George W. Bushs secretary of transportation, would be an example. Sen. Gregg, sensing a similar fate, narrowly avoided it.Strategic bipartisanshipA twist on window-dressing bipartisanship, the existence of strategic bipartisanship cant be definitively proven. But lets just say youre a president who has inherited a policy from your predecessor that youd like to change, and youd like to do this in a way that as much as possible might inoculate you from criticism by the political opposition. Well, you might consider keeping on a member of the previous administration and putting him in charge of implementing your policy change. Like, say, Bush-Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates. For his own part, President Barack Obama has defined bipartisanship as a willingness to judge ideas on their merits rather than on where they came from. Sounds good, but its worth remembering that he is the one as a Democratic president, with a mandate from the people who will be doing the judging. President Obama, whose very young presidency has so far dabbled in several varieties of bipartisanship, ran for and won the presidency with a specific set of positions. Ultimately, he may have to show that he understands (as Sen. Gregg, in his way, did) that the American people voted more for policies than they did for people or for comity inside the Beltway. True enough, President Obama also won on a promise to change the tone in Washington. On this, he has made some good, if uneven, attempts. In a two-party system and with a House of Representatives seeking re-election every two years, this seems at best a long-term project. While undertaking this worthy but perhaps quixotic quest, the new White House might also bear in mind that the publics take on bipartisanship usually starts with Both you parties just drop political positioning for a minute and get something done... and often ends with cries of A pox on both your houses! danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly OPINION Caution: Zombie economy aheadComputer hackers managed to hijack a digital road sign in Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago and change its message to Zombies Ahead. It was a whimsical warning for that stretch of Texas road, but could have served as a deadly earnest statement about the U.S. economy. Zombie banks was the term for Japanese financial institutions propped up by government in the 1990s despite their basic insolvency after a real-estate bubble. These unprofitable banks, in a financial revenge of the living dead, cast a decade-long pall over Japan. At the time, American officials like President Barack Obamas economic guru Larry Summers urged the Japanese to give up on failed institutions. Instead, Japan pumped 12 percent of its gross domestic product into saving the banks and got a lost decade of economic stagnation in return. Economic analysts across the board agree that the Japanese example must not be repeated, even as our lawmakers stumble into repeating it. Members of the House Financial Services Committee flogged eight banking chief executive officers the other week, apparently without considering that some of them were already dead men walking. The CEOs were grilled about their lending practices and bonuses, when they should have been asked, Why does your company still exist? The awful truth is that the financial system has at least another $1 trillion hole in it. Either the U.S. government has to continue to try to patch it over with massive and perhaps everescalating injections of money a la the Japanese in the 1990s, or it has to take the painful, risky step of letting some of the big, irreparably wounded financial players go down. Neither choice is appealing, which is why Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner trotted out his muddle-through, well-get-back-to-you-on-details rescue plan.As it stands now, the U.S. government is keeping alive banks that would otherwise go bust at the same time it is hectoring them about lending more money in other words, Japan redux. Tokyo short-circuited the natural churning of the capitalist system that is the only way to clear out failed companies and unproductive uses of capital. If the U.S. government keeps alive Chrysler and General Motors or Citigroup and Bank of America when they are no longer viable and have rendered themselves such through poor business choices and foolish risk-taking it will create a zombie economy without the capacity for self-renewal. The financial system, of course, is fragile. We have learned that the uncontrolled collapse of an institution like Lehman Brothers is dangerous. Bankrupt banks that are truly too big to fail need to be taken over by the government, broken up until they are small enough to fail and sold off, with government eating their toxic assets for now. This kind of seminationalization can clear the decks for new, healthy banks that wont be long-term wards of the government or long-term drags on growth. During the stimulus debate, Obama often cited Japans cautionary example. But Japan tried a big stimulus, too, even as it left in place its zombie banks. Will President Obama heed his own admonitions? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRY
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The first time Mrs. Trettis saw Naples, it was 1962. She came on a short trip with her husband, who was headquartered in the FBI office in Miami. When the couple moved to town seven years later, it hadnt changed much, she recalls. It was wonderful. Tamiami Trail only had two lanes, there were two banks, no fast food services, and the fishing was great. We had four sons and one daughter (now the couple has seven grandchildren), and my sons all loved to fish. They could walk out on pilings off the beach then and catch beautiful fish. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, where Mrs. Trettis was trained as a registered nurse, she missed mountains initially. But then I stopped missing them, she admits. Once she discovered real estate, she didnt miss nursing either. Her style is low-key and candid. She delivers both information and opinions in clear, precise, well-reasoned terms, which might be why she was once the No. 1 selling Realtor in Florida. That was before she arrived at Premier a decade ago and took on the high-end market. When she started, there were few women in the business, but probably only one or two men who resented females getting into it, she recalls. Now shes the veteran, and one who prefers not to mention her age. Put it this way, she says: Ive been in this www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 Ruth Trettis is sitting in her Premier Properties office on Broad Avenue South downtown, practicing an oldtime virtue, the kind younguns might not have: patience. Let somebody else sweat. Mrs. Trettis arrived in Naples with her husband Tom, a former Marine who had just left his job as an FBI agent and is now a retired judge, 40 years ago. Shes been selling real estate in Naples for 30 years. Instead of sweating out the down economy, shes working it out, just like always. Ive seen several ups and downs in the economy. Normally our market comes back, and I expect this one to recover, too, because Naples is still one of the most desirable places to live in the world, she says matter-of-factly. So what the down economy means for me is not that we sit around more, waiting to sell something, but that we work harder than before. That means more service to clients, more research on the street and on the computer basically, more effort. You have to be extremely knowledgeable, she explains. Last week Mrs. Trettis was showing several properties, competing with other Realtors to win listings and, not surprisingly, reducing prices on already listed property. The much-touted pick-up in sales around Naples has not affected her business yet because its come roughly in the $300,000 and under market, not the $1 million and above market, which is hers. The trick with pricing, she says and more than ever, pricing is the art of parsing a dollar dream with an economic reality is keeping abreast of whats going on in the neighborhood, she says. If you see a pattern, you have to adjust. If values start going down, you adjust. And when values start going up, well adjust upward, too. Theres a smile in her voice when she adds that note, along with a hint of wishful thinking. But right now the pattern is gently down, which is why its a buyers market, she says. For example, she can show you the least expensive lot in Port Royal for just about $2 million ($1.999 million), which is roughly $550,000 less than it listed for originally. The lot can accommodate a house up to about 8,000 square feet. Or theres the three-bedroom, threebathroom home in Aqualine Shores just south of Old Town and in walking distance to shopping or the beach. Six weeks on the market, it started at $1.825 million and now lists at $1.725 million. She describes it as one of the older homes, updated, with a warm comfortable feeling and furnished nicely. When you walk in, you see beyond the living room to the pool. And it has a beautifully landscaped and very private yard.The simple reality of realty: Practice patienceBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Ruth TrettisCOURTESY PHOTObusiness so long, Ive sold some houses a couple of times, and then seen them razed. And now, equipped with the Internet, overnight mail services and a BlackBerry, the process is much faster, much less leisurely. Which doesnt alter the fact that, for Mrs. Trettis, Now is the most beautiful time Ive ever seen in Naples. The town has grown beautifully, she explains. Theres the Philharmonic, the arts, the culture. And I dont think Naples, the city, can get any bigger and theres not a heck of a lot of development going on, so were fine. Fine, and patient. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 What happens to us all depends on the soil, on the water, and on our children our children both here and in Bangladesh, for example, because we can no longer distinguish their interests, said Tucker, who authored the book, Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter their Ecological Phase. To be sure, were not perfect, Bradshaw admitted, assessing the weakness of any new recruit, but we are committed. Like a famous Bruegel painting in which the world carries on obliviously while a figure falls unnoticed from the sky, Bradshaws signing commitment took only seconds. No daily newspaper reporters stood by with poised pens. Outside, a bright morning carried on as always across the subtropical campus the cypress and slash pines communed in windborne dreams beyond the boardwalks while an aural memory of Western Europe echoed in the sounds of bells over the hustling students, pursuing their own lives. But suddenly they, too, were committed to a cause so significant that everything depends on it. Especially vision, their own in particular since it represents the future, insists Peter Blaze Corcoran, a professor of Environmental Studies at FGCU and director of its Center of Environment & Sustainability Education, who played a key role in what just happened at the university. At some point, one decides to live ones life through moral education, he says. Those who created the Earth Charter see the critical importance in individual participation Ghandi is reflected strongly: Peace begins with us. My life is my message. The charter itselfCorcoran managed to front that message by gathering Rockefeller and Tucker together with others of their ilk for the key moment in the evolution of the university, and a week of strategizing about the Earth Charter on the southwest coast. FGCUs Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education hosted the brain trust as part of the annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Panel Lectures, named for the famous champion of preservation and environmental protection, Rachel Carson. Almost 10 years in the making, the Earth Charter might be the best single hope for moving the 21st century world of humans with their cultures, expectations and outlooks now irrevocably bound together away from a potentially disastrous collision at some not-too-distant crossroads of history. A collision, many fear, of toxic environments, the angry impoverished and the callous wealthy. Advocates say the Earth Charter is not merely a greenie project of environmentalists hoping to find a fork in the road that leads away from such a collision nor is it a do-gooders social-justice chimera tossed out like the utopian fantasy of some pie-in-thesky fiction writer describing a better (or worse) future. Instead, its a breathtakingly trim model of pragmatics engineered and machined to principles; a 2,400-word bullet designed to be fit and fired from the breeches of every culture. Professors Rockefeller, Tucker, Corcoran and people like Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet premier, and Maurice Strong, the Canadian statesmen and United Nations advocate, helped usher the Earth Charter into being. They wanted something that worked, says Rockefeller, who retired from Middlebury to chair the charter commission and bring years of international dialogue into a single document. And maybe they got it. I would emphasize, that nobody can predict what will happen, he explains cautiously. But the Earth Charter says, If you want to build something new and better, here are the guidelines. Those guidelines come in 16 principles that insist not only on ecological integrity, but on social and economic justice, respect and care for the community of life, and democracy, nonviolence and peace At a glance, the principles take into account who has what in the world and what they do with it (wealthy nations); who gets treated poorly (women, to start with); who deserves good food, water, education, safety (everyone); and how to go about resolving injustices in a world of more than 6 billion people, many of whom might not have their morning coffee or a vitamin pill, without bloodshed. This is long range after all, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations is 60 years old. The Declaration of Independence is more than 230 years old and its not fully realized, either, Tucker says. So this is an invitation to become part of a global communion, a handshake across history. A handshake, in effect, with students, since they represent the history yet to march. As teachers, says Corcoran, we must provide our students with possibilities, with hope the belief in unseen possibilities. For any, in the words of the Earth Charter, This requires a change of mind and heart. EARTHFrom page 1 EARTH CHARTER Q & A Florida Weekly spoke to FGCUs Peter Blaze Corcoran, director of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, along with Mary Evelyn Tucker of both Yale and Harvard universities, and Stephen C. Rockefeller, professor emeritus of religion and dean, Middlebury College, about the Earth Charter. Here are some of their thoughts. >>FW: Are you the new moralists, since the Earth Charter insists not only on environmental responsibility, but on equal rights and opportunities for all, including women? Some people dont believe in those principles. >>Rockefeller: I havent used that term new moralists. I prefer to say were developing a respect for cultural diversity, and thats a major challenge. But the recognition of the value in the Earth Charter as mutual thats widespread. You can nd in all great religions teachings that call for a respect of others. And its the same thing with environmental protection all great religions call for it. >>FW: Are you concerned that your goals are unrealistic? >>Rockefeller: What sustains me (in hope) is the experience Ive had meeting with the extraordinary women and men who made this. What I say to my students is: You have a choice. You can sit here and be discouraged and depressed, or you can take action, and encourage remarkable people. Look at how much has already changed: Look at the Soviet Union. Look at South Africa. Everything changed in those places without a shot being red. There are forces at work that none of us understand, and I believe theyll bring us through our danger. >>FW: What promise does the Earth Charter hold for you? >>Tucker: We see ourselves as building an earth community. We are representing an international handshake around the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter gives me a sense of the future, as one person from Zimbabwe said to me. The tone, the persistence of the ideas (in the Charter), they can effect a change of consciousness and of conscience. The Charter is an invitation to become part of a global communion. >>FW: What about the huge industrialized nations of Asia would they buy into this? >>Tucker: What happens in China and India will reshape the face of the planet in the 21st century. Pan Yue, the minister of environment in China, is now (supportive of the Earth Charter). In China now, there are 60,000 protests a year about the environment thats a major change. The Chinese are building cities for 10, 20, 30 million people at once, and they know they have to be sustainable. >>FW: How hard will it be for Americans, who are still so new a nation and infused with the pioneering notion of limitless opportunities in the land and the market, to change and reduce their expectations? >>Tucker: Once you introduce limits, people start to feel uncomfortable. There has been, in America, the sense that the American spirit and the opportunities are limitless. And I think it is still limitless there is so much good will and entrepreneurial spirit in Americans, and that can be put to use in a new direction. >>FW: Are you optimistic about our future on the planet? >>Corcoran: For me as a teacher and a citizen, I see a great deal for students and citizens to despair about. If one takes a rational view only, then (were in trouble). So Im not an optimist, but I am hopeful. I believe hope has power, and it remains to be constructed in our lives. Hope is a belief in possibilities unseen. >>FW: Are you concerned about China, and its effect on sustainability or social justice?>>Corcoran: Yes. If we lose China, we lose the world. The panelists Peter Blaze Corcoran, author, professor of Environmental Studies at FGCU and director of its Center of Environment & Sustainability Education. Most recently coeditor, with FGCU Professor A. James Wohlpart, of the newly published book of essays by internationally renowned writers and leaders of the movement to sustain, A Voice For Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter, (University of Georgia Press, 2008). Stephen C. Rockefeller, professor emeritus of religion and dean, Middlebury College. Son of Nelson Rockefeller, and board chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, an in uential philanthropic organization. Key contributor to the Earth Charter. Author of, among other books, Spirit and Nature: Why the Environment is a Religious Issue (Beacon, 1992). Mary Evelyn Tucker, senior lecturer and research scholar at Yale University, most recently author of The Sacred Universe (Columbia University Press, 2009), and Christian Future and the Fate of Earth (Orbis Book, 2009). Key contributor to the Earth Charter. ROCKEFELLER TUCKER WHAT IS THE EARTH CHARTER? The Earth Charter is 16 key principles laid out in 2,400 words, It was developed by educators, religious and spiritual leaders, and statesmen and women from across the globe to give governments and individuals from each culture and religion reason to take it up. It provides a blueprint for economic, environmental and social behavior its creators hope will allow human beings to survive together. THE 16 PRINCIPLES (each is explained in-depth, and the explanations provide pragmatic steps. To read the document in full, go to www.earthcharter. com). 1. Respect earth and life in all its diversity. 2. Care for the community of life with understanding compassion and love. 3. Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable and peaceful. 4. Secure earths bounty and beauty for present and future generations. 5. Protect and restore the integrity of Earths ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life. 6. Prevent harm as the best method of environmental protection and, when knowledge is limited, apply a precautionary approach. 7. Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard earths regenerative capacities, human rights and community wellbeing. 8. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange and wide application of the knowledge acquired. 9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social and environmental imperative. 10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner. 11. 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The Clean Marina program, an effort of the state Department of Environmental Protection and Clean Boating Partnership, requires adherence to management practices that set an example of environmental stewardship. Such practices include spill prevention and emergency preparedness, proper storage and management of products and wastes such as used oil and use of cleaning methods that prevent the release of pollutants. Naples City Dock sets an important example of environmental stewardship to the community by protecting the natural resources of the area for the enjoyment of its citizens and visitors, said Jon Iglehart, DEP south district director in welcoming Naples City Dock to the Clean Marina program.Clean Boating Partnership is a consortium of industry leaders who contribute time and input to the Clean Marina, Clean Boatyard, Clean Marine Retailer and Clean Boater programs, all of which DEP administers to protect Floridas waterways. The partnership includes the Marine Industries Association of Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, University of Florida Sea Grant Program, the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary.With more than 1 million registered motorized vessels in Florida, environmental education within marine industries is the first step toward safeguarding the states natural resources. By providing green education and alternatives, the Florida Clean Marina program helps ensure a future for the environment and a billiondollar marine industry. For more information, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/cleanmarina. Naples City Dock earns Clean Marina designation from state DEP
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Remembering Maria Stone, who loved to remember Naples folk history was the man who built the first buggy. Some may try to say they did, but it was your great grandpa. In a quiet moment with Ms. Gaynor, Ms. Stone told her she liked the quote on the back of a Naples Backyard History hand fan that read: Not knowing your history is like a leaf not knowing it is part of a tree. Knowing your history was important to Ms. Stone. Thats why she made sure Kyle Frank knew it was his great grandpa who made that first swamp buggy. Last year, Ms. Stone received a Maria Stone Day proclamation from the Collier County Commission and was awarded a Lifetime Membership from the Naples Historical Society. We can work a lifetime and never know how people feel about us or our work. As Maria Stone crossed from time to eternity, I like to think she knew. Ms. Stone formed a nonprofit foundation to sell and preserve her books and tapes for the benefit of the Immokalee Child Care Center and Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. For more information about her books, contact Lila Zuck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.CORRECTION: Information about the photograph in last weeks Undercover Historian was incorrect. Dr. Henry Nehrling was pictured second from left; the identity of the others in the photograph is not known. Also, Margaret Scott, one of the founders of the Collier County Historical Society, donated to the society more than 100 photographs that were taken around Naples between 1912 and 1940 by John Hachmeister. Historian Maria Stone passed away on Valentines Day, befitting for a lady who so loved the folk history of Collier County and pursed its safeguarding with a passion to ensure our pioneers descendants would know how their homeland was settled. Ms. Stone was 86 when she died. I had long heard about her, but had not met her until one day last May when she showed up at a Naples Backyard History program that was part of the Naples History Month. The weekly programs were called Cocktail Tales, and this particular session at Campiello was what we dubbed lessons in Speed History. Guests moved from table to table, listening for a few minutes at each to an old-timer tell a favorite story about days gone by. Linda Condon, a longtime local resident and nurse, took Ms. Stone on outings. That day, Cocktail Tales was Ms. Stones outing in more ways than one. When one of our old-timer speakers was late, I asked Ms. Stone if she would like to fill in. As Ms. Condon wheeled her up to the table, Ms. Stone removed her oxygen mask, powdered her nose and proceeded to talk about what she loved most: the folk history of Naples. One story was of W. J. Rutledge, the dynamite man, who moved dynamite by oxen during construction of the Tamiami Trail because that was the only thing that could get through the mud. She also said the men working on the trail would hang out at a house around Turner River because that was where Nassau whiskey could be found if you paid someone $5 to tell you what bush they saw it in. As Naples History Month continued, we had several more Cocktail Tales get-togethers. Ms. Stone would come to join the fun and always had an anecdote or two to share. In June last year, Ms. Stone received the key to the city from Mayor Bill Barnett and Vice Mayor Penny Taylor. Council chambers were filled with well wishers from all over Collier County. Peter Thomas, renowned voice artist, was in the audience along with community stewards Lavern Norris Gaynor (the eldest daughter of Lester and Dellora Norris) and Judy Sproul (Barron Colliers granddaughter). Revered oldtimers Wyn Turner and his brother John were there, as was Sam Colding, the beloved Collier County property appraiser for more than 30 years. City Historian Doris Reynolds presented Ms. Stone a beautiful bouquet of roses. Ms. Gaynor hosted a reception for Ms. Stone at the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum several weeks later. Many oldand young-timers stopped in to pay their respects. Bubba Frank, whose father invented the swamp buggy, sent his best wishes through his grandson, Kyle. Ms. Stone said to the younger Mr. Frank: I know you. Youre a Frank boy. No mistaking that. Your great grandpa BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyMaria Stone at a reception in her honor last summer. 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Elderly drivers recent lapses of concentration, confusing the brake pedal with the gas (or drive with reverse): Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Joe Greenhill, 94, crashed into a restraining wall in downtown Austin, nearly winding up in Lady Bird Lake (December). A 90-year-old woman, driving her brand-new Dodge Challenger, rammed a pole while turning left in Pompano Beach, (October). An 83-year-old man drove through his garage wall and continued on about 70 yards in Lycoming Township, Pa. (September). An 83-year-old man drove 50 feet into Big 5 Sporting Goods Store in Milwaukie, Ore. (December). An 82-year-old man crashed his SUV into a tree on a Pittsburgh golf course after zigzagging out of control across the fairway (September). An 82-year-old man crashed into a group of Cub Scouts lining up for a Christmas parade (injuring 12) in Dallas (December). NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 NEWS A19 Now, which one is the brake? 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However, in January, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship ruled that, under the law, the two are not related (in that the adoption wipes out birth status). In December, the city council in Brighton, Mich., passed an ordinance making it illegal for anyone to be annoying in public, by word of mouth, sign or motions. Violators can be ticketed and fined. Two Maryland officials (reportedly new on the job) made a simple error in addition in 2007 (in estimating counties property values) that was revealed in January 2009 to have cost state offices $31 million in overpayments, according to a Washington Post report. In October, the Dallas school district was forced to lay off 375 teachers to ameliorate an $84 million deficit caused by a massive math error in the budget, according to a report by WFAA-TV. In a December test of the laxness of New York Citys property-ownership office, a New York Daily News reporter walked out of the citys register of deeds with title to the $2 billion Empire State Building. His fake purchase document, with a fake notary public stamp and a fake witness signature (of Fay Wray, star of the original King Kong), took 90 minutes to convert to an official deed, which of course came as a great surprise to Empire State Land Associates, to whose shocked representative the reporter returned the property the next day. Police report The campus police chief of Colorado State University, Dexter Yarbrough, also teaches a criminology class, during which he gives a flavor of real police work (since hes a former Chicago cop). According to audio recordings of his lectures reported in January by the campus newspaper The Collegian, Mr. Yarbrough acknowledged that police sometimes have to lie and cut corners and beat (the) ass of a suspect if they deserve it. Sometimes, a confidential informant gets paid off with police-seized drugs, but only after being warned, (H)ey, if you get caught with this, you know, dont say my name. Most unenlightened of all was Mr. Yarbroughs characterization of some rape victims: (E)ven when (women) say no, (t)hey want (it). Police in Holland Township, N.J., removed three kids from the home of Heath and Deborah Campbell in January at the behest of the state Division of Youth and Family Services. The kids are 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell and his 1-year-old sisters, Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell and JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. The family was also in the news in December when their local ShopRite supermarket bakery refused to make a birthday cake with little Adolfs name on it. People different from us The Northwest Florida Daily News reported the arrest of a woman for trespassing in December in Mary Esther, Fla., after she was reluctant to leave a neighbors porch. According to the newspaper, she eventually left ... in anger, knocking over a dryer ... in the front yard. Robert Blue, 53, was arrested in Las Vegas in January and charged with chaining his 15-year-old daughter to her bed at night to keep her from eating. Mr. Blue told police that the girl weighs 165 pounds, but that he wanted her at 145, which he said is her ideal fighting weight for mixed martial arts. News that sounds like a joke Michael Reed, 50, was charged with attempted robbery of Eddies Fried Chicken in Fort Worth, Texas, in December. He was armed only with a tree branch and was quickly neutralized by a 56-year-old employee, who grabbed a broom, and the men proceeded to duel until Mr. Reed dropped his branch and fled (but was arrested nearby). The Happy Egg Company (Lincoln, England) altered the packaging in January for its six-egg cartons to include the prominent warning, Allergy Advice: Contains Egg. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEEwwwwwww!Though India is recognized as a world leader in promoting the health benefits of urine, its dominance will be assured by the end of the year when a cowurine-based soft drink comes to market. Om Prakash, chief of the Cow Protection Department of the RSS organization (Indias largest Hindu nationalist group), trying to reassure a Times of London reporter in February, promised, It wont smell like urine and will be tasty, too, noting that medicinal herbs would be added and toxins removed. In addition to improved health, he said, India needs a domestic (and especially Hindu) beverage to compete with the foreign influence of Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 The David Lawrence Center and Foundation has received a grant for $81,000 from The Telford Foundation to support prevention and educational programs in the newly expanded Childrens Outpatient Services Center. Since the expansion began in June 08, demand for childrens outpatient services has increased by nearly 80 percent. The grant money will be used to fund those increased services as well as expand the group therapy programs provided in the on-site Telford classrooms where children receive mental health and substance abuse prevention, intervention and group therapy programs and the staff conduct trainings, host clinical meetings and perform community presentations. The Telford classrooms were renovated as part of the expansion of the main campus of the David Lawrence Center off Golden Telford grant will help provide childrens outpatient servicesYouth Haven invites child advocates to boogie on the bayou to renew hope and harmony in the lives of abused children. The organizations New Orleansstyle Expedition 2009: Big Easy Bash on Thursday evening, March 19, at the Naples Yacht Club will feature Mardi Gras entertainers, the French Quarters famed Hurricane cocktails, a silent auction, a Cajun-inspired dinner with fine wines and dancing. Tickets are $300 per person or $1,000 for two at the patron level. For reservations and more information about sponsorship opportunities or auction item donations, call Cathy Edwards at Youth Haven, 774-2904, ext. 2005. Big Easy Bash will benefit Youth Haven Call Today for a Free In-Home Consultationor Visit our showroom at 12830 Metro Pkwy. Fort MyersCALL TODAY!239-768-2391www.RoyalPalmCloset.comQuality, Reliablity and Service You Can Trust Kitchens CypressMetro PkwyDaniels Blvd Gate Parkway. David Schimmel, CEO of the center, said The Telford Foundation grant is critical to the centers ability to meet the communitys demand for affordable, quality mental health and substance abuse treatment. In addition to helping children with behavioral, emotional and substance abuse challenges, the not-forprofit center provides counseling and rehabilitative services to adults in crisis and individuals with persistent mental illness. David Lawrence Center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 17,000 clients a year. For more information, visit www. davidlawrencecenter.org. Mortgage Highlights Melinda SweetLicensed Mortgage Broker President / Owner (239) 403-7400809 Walkerbilt Road, Ste 1 Naples, FL 34110 Email: email@example.com website: www.landingmortgage.com WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC NaplesUrgentCareOnline.com Without an appointment and without the wait.New Hours: M-F 7:30am-7pm Sat & Sun 9am-5pm1713 SW Health Parkway Ste. 1, Naples FL 34109Also located on 9250 Corkscrew Road, Estero239-597-8000 NAPLES URGENT CARE SPECIAL SEASON OFFER30% OFFFOR ALL NEW PATIENTS WITHOUT INSURANCE Upscale Dining on the East Trail SATURDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH & BREAKFAST Karaoke Wed./Sat./Sun. Dinner Served 7 days a week til 9:00 Gourmet Specialties Scrumptious Desserts Signature Italian Specialties Happy Day 11am-6pm Daily Daily Specials 3-5 Early Bird Specials Golfer Specials Daily 0 Trans Fat Meals Live Entertainment Daily Dancing Buzz Time Trivia in Lounge Free WiFi 4221 Tamiami Trail East, Naples 239.793.2644ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY WITH DANCING(Formerly KJs) STEAKS & SEAFOOD with an Italian touch
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But is that isolated tranquility being overrun by a new dynamic affluence gone wild? Re-airs: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Xtreme Yard Makeover 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 What does it take to transform a water-wasting yard into a Florida-friendly, lush landscape? Find out from this documentary that follows the six-week transformation of the yard of Naples resident Daphne Volcy. Produced by Main Sail Video Productions and developed by the South Florida Water Management District, the show follows the efforts of 35 businesses and organizations who worked together to create a lush yard that will save the owner time, money and water while producing less storm water runoff in the neighborhood. Viewers will learn what steps they can take to design or improve their own yards to not only make them more beautiful, but also water efficient. Welk Stars: Through the Years 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 This compilation of musical numbers from public television specials produced during the past 10 years salutes the beloved members of the Lawrence Welk Musical Family. Eighteen solo and group artists are spotlighted in short biographies, illustrated by their personal collections of photographs. Great Performances: The Police Certifiable 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1 Rocketing to stardom in the early 1980s, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland and Sting better known as the Police boldly revitalized rock n roll before parting ways in 1986. During the bands 2007 farewell tour, Great Performances captured their sizzling Buenos Aires concert. Christ Botti: Live in Boston 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1 Along with his world-class band, trumpeter Chris Botti is joined by an extraordinary lineup including Sting, Lucia Micarelli, John Mayer, Josh Groban, Katharine McPhee and Yo-Yo Ma, with Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston. Pavarotti: Salute Petra 10 p.m. Monday, March 2 Marking the first anniversary of his passing, this new tribute concert honoring the legendary tenor includes Jos Carreras, Plcido Domingo, Cynthia Lawrence, Angela Gheorghiu and Andrea Bocelli. You: Inner and Outer Beauty with Dr. Michael Roizen 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 The professor of anesthesiology and internal medicine and author of several books brings science to the topic of beauty as he advises viewers how to look, feel and be more beautiful inside and out. Living on the Right Side of the Brain 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink describes the rise of right-brain thinking in our lives. Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 Hosted by Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler and Lloyd Price, this all-new, concert-style program features original Top 40 artists in rock n roll, rhythm and blues and doo wop. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live in Barcelona 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 A nationwide premiere of a soul-stirring concert during the bands 2002 The Rising Tour in the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Connect! Volunteering8:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 Assisting those with special needs through a therapeutic horseback riding program in Naples; mentoring youth through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program; helping the disabled enjoy sailing in specially rigged boats. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. 8,000 expected to Race for the Cure at Coconut PointSouthwest Floridas third annual 5K Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is expected to draw 8,000 men, women and children to Coconut Point in Estero on Saturday, March 14. They will come to support their wives, sisters, mothers, daughters and friends who are breast cancer survivors, and to honor the women who have lost their lives to the disease. They come with one common goal: to end breast cancer forever. The competitive 5K starts at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a recreational 5K run and a 1K walk. A survivor recognition and awards ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Sponsors will have exhibits all along Fashion Drive in Coconut Point; the Southwest Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will distribute information on breast health and local breast cancer resources.Last years race had 6,000 participants, including 500 breast cancer survivors, and raised more than $800,000. Seventy-percent of race proceeds remain in Collier and Lee counties, funding community education and screening and treatment services for uninsured and underinsured women.The Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one event in 1983, to the worlds largest series of 5K fitness runs/ walks with more than 100 races held nationwide and over 1.5 million participants annually. For local race information and to register, call 498-0016 or visit www.koenswfl.org. Fashion show will raise funds for Collier Spay Neuter ClinicItalian Open tournament will help Italian American Club charitiesPaws for Mercy, a luncheon and fashion show featuring clothes from Kays on the Beach boutiques in Naples and Marco Island to benefit the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, starts at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Wyndemere Country Club. Tickets for $65 per person can be purchased at any Kays on the Beach location or through the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic. For more information, call the clinic at 514SNIP (7647). The Naples Italian American Club Foundation holds is second annual Italian Open on Monday, March 2, at Quail Creek Country club. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., putting contest will start at 11 a.m. and tee time is 1 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. An Italian dinner will be served at the Naples Italian American Club following the tournament. Participation is $200 per player. Proceeds will support the foundations efforts on behalf of local charities, including the Collier County Special Olympics, the Ave Maria University Sports Program and the Foundation Building Fund. For more information, call Marilyn Romeo at 514-1730. The second annual Kensington Fore Hospice golf tournament is set for Kensington Golf & Country Club on Sunday, March 22, to benefit Avow Hospice. Tickets are $100 per player, which includes tournament participation, awards ceremony and a cookout. Tournament players can bring a guest to the cookout for a $25 donation. Registration for the tournament and a Chinese raffle will begin at noon; a shotgun start will follow at 1 p.m. For more information, call Rosemary Hammar at 659-6304. n dations h arities, Specia l e rsit y a tion
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 Distorted, a presentation from both sides of a family that has lived the manipulation and the nightmare of an eating disorder, comes to the Community School of Naples at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22. The program sponsored by Jewish Family Services takes its name from a book written by mother-and-daughter Neapolitans Lorri and Taryn Benson. Together they will give the presentation about the lies and the realities of the eating-disorder epidemic. Lorri Benson is a former talk show producer, a syndicated columnist and a national speaker on eating disorders and resources for parents. Taryn Benson is a nursing student in active recovery from an eating disorder. She lives in Naples with her husband and their 1-year-old son. Distorted chronicles their story, written in hopes that other parents, spouses, grandparents, siblings and friends can learn from their ordeal. Jewish Family Services takes pride in bringing this issue to the forefront in hopes of educating the public and enabling families to come to terms with body image issues that too are often kept under lock and key. For more information about the March 22 program, call Ellen Wollman at 272-3335. Sporting for a Cure, the 13th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Naples, takes place Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, at Gulfview Middle School. Friends, relatives, local businesses, hospitals, schools, faith based organizations, service clubs and other organizations are invited to organize teams of 10-15 members who secure pledges for walking, jogging, or running relay-style around the track for 18 continuous hours. The event raises funds for the American Cancer Societys research, education, advocacy and service programs that can reduce cancer deaths and cancer incidence, and improve the quality of life for those touched by cancer. Naples has led the state of Florida in fundraising each year since the relay started locally in 1997. Last year ,the Naples event raised almost $700,000, making it the No. 1 relay in Florida and No. 12 nationwide. The local goal for this year is $700,000. The event begins at 4 p.m. Friday, April 17. The first lap of the relay is designated to cheer on local friends, family and co-workers who have survived cancer. A more solemn aspect of the event is a candlelighting ceremony on Friday evening to honor those who have survived cancer and to remember those who have lost their battle. For more information, contact Kate Kerwin, 2009 event chair, at 593-9378; Ann Gardner, community representative, Collier Unit, American Cancer Society, 261-0337, ext. 118 or Ann.Gardner@cancer.org); or Rob Esmond, publicity chair, at 353-1685. Mother-daughter team to give presentation about eating disorders March 22Relay for Life hopes to raise $700,000Each year in the United States, doctors perform approximately 600,000 hysterectomies, making it the second most common surgical procedure behind caesarean sections. The physicians of Especially for Women Obstetrics and Gynecology and Collier Anesthesia are collaborating on a study designed to determine the most effective method to reduce pain and improve post-operative results in hysterectomy patients. According to Dr. Joseph Gauta, the studys principal surgeon and founder of Especially for Women, Our goal is to always provide the best possible care to produce the best possible outcome for all women, no matter what we do. He added, In this study, we will be using only approved and well-proven surgical techniques and anesthetics in various combinations to determine which combination is the most effective in reducing post-surgical pain and leading to improved outcomes and patient satisfaction. Dr. Gauta is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and holds the prestigious Lewis I. Post Award for Surgical Excellence.Are you a candidate?The three most common conditions associated with hysterectomy are fibroid tumors, endometriosis and uterine prolapse. 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Paddle by daylight or by moonlightPaddle through the mangrove wilderness of Collier-Seminole State Park with a park ranger. >>Daytime trips along the Blackwater River set out at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 27-28 and March 2 and 4. The three-hour trips are fun for ages 6 and older; $25 per person in your canoe or a park canoe. >>Moonlight paddles begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10-11. Join a park naturalist and discover the dynamic changes and re ections nighttime brings along the river. The 2-hour trip is great for ages 12 and older; $30 per person. Reservations are required for canoe trips. Special group, family or club trips can also be arranged. Call Lee Belanger at 394-3397. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 NEWS A25 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSthem afloat. When mullet larvae hatch, they have no mouth or fins. In a few days, they grow into juveniles. Able to eat and swim, they migrate back to estuaries and coastal waters where they remain for a year, growing into adults while hidden in sea grasses and mangrove roots. Predators quickly eat any mullet that stray into open water. If you spend much time near the gulf, you will see signs and literature encouraging you to protect mangroves and sea grass. These plants are vital to the survival of recreational and commercial fishing. Next week Ill write about fishing for mullet. It is quite a challenge to catch these vegetarians. What are those fish I saw jumping? Thats a common query from visitors to Collier-Seminole State Park. Although we do see tarpon jump from time to time, its usually a school of mullet that catches the eye. Mullet are coastal fish that frequent estuaries and sometimes freshwater. We seem them in our boat basin and all through the Blackwater River. Several species of mullet live in the Gulf of Mexico, but most often we see striped mullet (also called black mullet). These mullet live from Nova Scotia to Brazil and also in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Adults grow form 1-2 feet long and can weight up to about 10 pounds. Their gray to silver scales shimmer with a hint of blue. The top half of the body is streaked by dark, horizontal lines. A closer look reveals the dark color is actually dots on each scale. So why do they jump? My first response to visitors asking that question is offered kiddingly: Because they can. Then I take a stab at the real answer, one that continues to elude biologists. Mullet jump when a boat comes near them. They also jump when predators such as bottlenose dolphins, large fish and birds pursue them for dinner. But mullet sometimes jump when no predaBY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyIts fun to think that mullet jump just because they cantor or boat is near. Since mullet are bottom feeders, it could be that they jump in order to clear their gills of mud. Jumping also might give them more oxygen after feeding in deep water where oxygen levels are low. Perhaps they jump to let other mullet know theyre in the neighborhood. Another theory suggests that mullet jump to rid their bodies of surface parasites. Its certainly possible that the force of splashing back into water could wash parasites away. Biologists continue to search for reasons why mullet jump. Some think the fish release flatulence as they reenter the water from a jump. Gas might build up in the digestive tract as they digest algae and zooplankton, their main diet. While all of these things could be reasons why mullet jump, I still prefer to think they do it just for the fun of it. In Florida, mullet spawn in October through January, leaving fresh water and estuaries for deeper water offshore. Sharks eat many of them during this seasonal migration. Each surviving female lays up to 1 million eggs, each of which contains a drop of oil that keeps For more information about fishing, the Florida Fishing Guide (a publication available at our park and other fishing spots) spells out saltwater license and other fishing regulations. In the meantime, get outdoors; hike, canoe and enjoy our splendid winter weather. Lee Belanger is a volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. COURTESY PHOTO The top side of a mullet has what appear to be horizontal lines. 1033 Turnpike St., Rte. 138 Canton, MA 02021-9840U.S.D.O.T. #385723 1-800-800-2580 www.shipcar.comEarn An EXTRA DISCOUNT Order Online! Migrating N o r th? Now In Our29th YEARTransporting cars daily to New England!GUARANTEED PRICESWhat We Quote is What You PayINSUREDLicensed and BondedDONT DRIVE IT SHIP IT! Book your trip now and guarantee your space!We will MEET OR BEAT any local competitors rates!
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The next generation of builders, she says, should create structures that use less energy and are self sustaining, as well as preserve the swamps and wildlife around them. As a civil engineer, her expertise is in giving advice to people who build roads, government buildings and other infrastructure, so they can incorporate green building philosophies. She will also guide them toward earning their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification, a stamp of approval from the U.S. Green Building Council. As green building gains popularity, it has become par for the course for many builders, instead of just another accolade. The word is out there, she said. People get it. They understand what green is. Its a practice Ive been living my whole life. Its healthy living and understanding what products are made of. Its about sustaining the land and enjoying what we have; making sure our built environment is used effectively and efficiently. Ms. van Korff works at her home office in Naples and has a Web site, www.sustainablecivil.com. She is also a founding member of the Green Building Councils Southwest Florida chapter, which began in Fort Myers last summer. Her recent projects include consulting with builders in their efforts to create a dorm at FGCU and helping immigration offices in Miami get their LEED Certification. One of the green building techniques Sustainable Civil promotes is rain harvesting, which is collecting rainwater and using it for toilets and irrigation instead of using potable water. Another is green roofs, which are roofs covered in vegetation. It helps keep the building cool as well as produce oxygen. It also makes a pleasant place to take a break. Rooftop gardens are nothing new to skyscrapers in places like New York and Chicago, but she hopes to encourage more builders in Florida to use them. It could be grass or it could be lush, she said. Especially in dense areas maybe downtown Fort Myers or Naples. And you could use that as a patio. Maybe go up on your roof and have a coffee break. So it would be a change to the way you live in the building. Ms. Van Korffs focus on green began not with the environment, but on golf courses in Tampa, where she grew up. She played well enough in high school to attend Florida Atlantic University on a golf scholarship. Thats why I became a civil engineer, to build golf courses, she said. And from that I found healthy living and impacting others lives is something I want to do I love the outdoors, I love backpacking. I love adventure and the beauty we have on this earth. Shes going to Yosemite National Park this summer. Its something that gets me out there and clears my head, she said. I come back with a better understanding of where we live. She plans to grow the business, add employees and create innovative projects that the clients are pleased about. When not working, she golfs, runs half marathons, bicycles, kayaks, fishes and goes boating. Shes also involved in her church, First Baptist in Naples. She is the head of Southwest Florida Green Drinks, a green networking group that meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are welcome. (Visit www.greendrinks.org for more information.) You just have to come with a sustainable mind, Ms. van Korff said. BUSINESS PROFILE Enter the next generation of green buildersHeidi von KorffBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Creative use of Space is our FortSimple Amazing!Unique seating to lounging concept offers the best of all worlds. Its superior space utilization creates a guest room out of your home of ce space! Visit our designer showr oom today for a demonstration. 3607 Tamiami Trail Naples FL(across for Best of Everything)239 649-6919 sofa lounger sofa
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 The Southwest Florida Pastel Society has elected the following board members for 2009: Lynne Wilcox, president; Ginger Craven, first vice president; Mary Lou Hicks, second vice president; Jean McNamara, recording secretary; Len Gibson, treasurer; Patti Smith, communications director; and Laurie Paci, membership chairperson; and Ann Dalton, member shows chair. The society promotes the art of pastel painting through encouraging pastel artists and supporting educational opportunities for adults and youth in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.Jessica Stubbs has joined the Conservancy of Southwest Florida as a natural resources specialist concentrating on environmental land acquisition and water policy issues. Ms. Stubbs has extensive experience with environmental policy, habitat restoration and wildlife and vegetation surveys. She previously worked for Turrell, Hall and Associates, Inc., a marine and environmental consulting firm in Naples.Jennifer Sabo has joined the Childrens Museum of Naples as education director. She will initiate and manage educational partnerships with local schools and cultural and educational nonprofits, and will also develop training programs for the museums staff and volunteers, procure educational grants and implement the new Sunshine State Standards into Cmon school programs. Ms. Sabo previously worked as the youth program manager for the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota and as the arts education director for the Kidspace Childrens Museum in Pasadena, Calif. Susan Mainwaring has been appointed to the board of directors of the United Arts Council of Collier County Ms. Mainwaring is the retired CEO of Top Brands Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, and also served as executive director of Classic Chamber Concerts.Stuart Gordon has joined Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club as sous chef. Mr. Gordon received his culinary degree from Wolverton College and did additional culinary studies at Eastbourne College, both in London, England. He has an extensive hospitality background with hotels and country clubs in Southwest Florida and also has worked as a private chef. of the office that will serve clients in Estero, Bonita Springs and north Collier County.Dr. David Kotub of Advanced Medical Center has completed the American Board of Preventive Medicine certifying examination and is now a Diplomate and certified as a specialist in occupational medicine. Dr. Kotub is a member of the American Association of Medical Review Officers, Florida Medical Association, Collier County Medical Society and the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. He is a graduate of Tulane University Medical School and is pursuing a masters of public health degree.Anchor Health Centers has achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. ICAVL is a nonprofit organization established with the support of 11 medical societies including physicians, technologists and sonographers that represent medical specialties including cardiology, neurology, radiology, vascular medicine, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, internal medicine and biology.Patricia Engelman has been named director of payroll operations for Veritas Employer Services, the Bonita Springsbased professional employer organization providing customized human resources, payroll and employee benefits solutions to businesses throughout North America. Ms. Engelman has worked for an array of industries, including real estate, golf, food and the Pennsylvania steel industry. She is a member of the American Payroll Association.Wilson G. Bradshaw, president of Florida Gulf Coast University, has joined the board of directors for the Naples Botanical Garden.io, senior financial consultant with PNC Investments, treasurer. Other members of the 2009 N.A.P.L.E.S. executive committee are Patrick Dearborn of John R. Wood Realtors, Blase Ciabaton of Naples PrintSource, Karen Moore of Southwest Florida Business Today, Dorothy Demarest of DD Parliamentary Services, and Tim Tillapaugh of Prudential Florida Realty. Dina Overstreet has been named financial center manager/ officer for the Colliers Reserve location of Bank of Florida on Immokalee Road. Ms. Overstreet joined Bank of Florida in 2006. She is responsible for promoting client advocacy and relationship development in the areas of private banking and business banking. She also handles branch staffing, on-site training and adherence to bank policies and procedures. A 20-year resident of Naples, she volunteers with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and at Pelican Marsh Elementary School.Dennis Landfried has been named president of FineMark National Bank & Trusts new Coconut Point office. Mr. Landfried joined FineMark in September 2007 as senior vice president in the Fort Myers office. His focus includes management of all aspects Tina Becker has joined the team at John Marazzi Nissan as customer relations manager. A certified Master Customer Relations Manager, Ms. Becker previously was customer relations manager at Fort Myers Toyota.Dave Arter Jr., an associate with Oswald Trippe and Company Inc., specializing in personal lines insurance including homeowners and automobile, has been recognized as the 2008 Associate of the Year for his work with the Collier Building Industry Association. Mr. Arter was also installed as a member of the CBIA board of directors for the fourth year. Since 2004, he has been an ambassador and participant in the CBIA membership committee and for three years has served as chairman of the associations SPIKE Club.The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services announces its executive officers for 2009: entrepreneur Karl Gibbons, president; Brian Smith of Corporate Investment Business Brokers, vice president; Silks by Leslie owner Pauline Cason, secretary; Al Calvar-ON THE MOVE Overstreet Landfried Arter Automotive Becker Mainwaring Sabo Stubbs Wilcox Engelman Gordon Bradshaw Kotub Professional Associations Banking & Finance Healthcare & Medicine Employer Services Hospitality Nonpro t Organizations Hosted by Saturday, March 7th, 2-5pm At the Italian American Clubcorner of Airport and Orange Blossom Rd. Free Admission Contact Gerri at 239-272-7829 or email Gerri@livinginnaples.com for more information Spring Forward Business Expo sound advice.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 BUSINESS B5 an educational publishing company for firefighters, EMTs and paramedics after he moved to Naples in 1983. What we did for them I decided I wanted to do for school children, he says. I was an ADD kid all my life, so I knew what it was like not to be able to focus my attention on anything. By hiring software code writers, animators and academic content writers, he has been able to incorporate content for Study Buddies based on the state school standards all around the country. The device helps students learn points in economics, political science, math, writing and other subjects so they perform well on tests. Study Buddy allows children to study anytime, anywhere and on their own terms. When a student gets a question wrong, Study Buddy tells them the correct answer and gives feedback on why the initial answer was incorrect and how to get it right the next time. The handheld device and the corresponding online assessment program are available in English, Spanish or Haitian. Mr. Cameron says he was inspired to create the Study Buddy system for people like himself and his son. He also wanted to help people like his wife, who studied to become a certified financial planner, flipping back and forth through lengthy textbooks to find answers to practice questions. I thought, man, is this inefficient, Mr. Cameron says. Wouldnt it be nice if you had something in the palm of your hand and you could hit a button and it would tell you if you were wrong or right and why? At Brainchild, Mr. Cameron is designing a new prototype of the Study Buddy with a larger screen that will be Internetcapable. He also has a program called the FCAT 10, which helps high-school student prepare for their exit exam. I just figured different people learn things differently, he says. Wouldnt it be great for someone to get some instruction gently, and without the embarrassment of doing it in front of the other kids in the classroom?Sexy mud flaps for trucksEd DeMartin had just graduated from the prestigious Pratt Institute, School of Art and Design in New York. In his early 20s, he accepted a freelance assignment from DuPont To promote its rubber products. They were selling to truck companies and wanted me to do something truckers would appreciate so they would generate goodwill for Dupont, Mr. DeMartin, now at home in Naples, says. Reasoning that all truckers love women, Mr. DeMartin designed something that would fit on a mud flap. It was a girl in silhouette, kind of with her hair blowing, in profile, showing her breasts, showing her rear end, he says. He was paid $50 for what has become a ubiquitous, iconic image. Its one of those lasting images that struck a responsive chord in people, he says, adding shes probably the most lasting image hes ever created and the one for which he received the smallest fee. Interesting, he says. Besides mud flaps, the sexy babe has been on belt buckles, T-shirts and on The Sopranos, in the fictional Bada Bing! club. Mr. DeMartin went on to open one of the worlds leading private design firms. He created images that resonate in the culture, like the design for Tic Tac, an update of the Morton Salt girl and the logo for Fruit of the Loom. He was also one of the first to project type onto a human figure, as in the girl on the Yuban coffee tin. That was the first can, by the way, that featured a photograph on the package, he says. We were trying to change the look from an exotic foreign blend to an all-American coffee We turned corporate images around so people could respond to the company more favorably. Mr. DeMartin speculates about why the broad on the mud flaps became so popular. Theres a trick to memory, and its associating with imagery, he says. Something that you can create an image of in your mind is something thats very difficult to forget As a designer, you look for symbols that relate to your client. In this case (of the sexy broad on mud flaps), it didnt relate to anything except men. He doesnt think about that old broad very often anymore, even though shes still out there rumbling along Americas roadways. I just see her for what she was, he says, a design assignment. I dont take anything more out it than that.Journey to the center of a cellSharon Isern is doing big-time research at Florida Gulf Coast University as in revolutionary, groundbreaking but she likes to get down to a molecular level most days. Dr. Isern found a new way to introduce materials into cells that could potentially cure diseases and even change DNA makeup. That could mean delivering cancer drugs to cells in a non-invasive way, unlike chemotherapy. It could mean delivering DNA into a cell and actually changing its genetic structure, so genetic diseases like color blindness, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or Parkinsons could be overridden. The invention works by using a soundgenerating machine in a non-traditional way. The machine is traditionally used to break open organic material. But Dr. Isern discovered that if she tweaked it down a few notches, it was possible to make gentle enough sound waves to create a hole in a cell that would eventually close up again. While the hole is open, the cell is immersed in fluid its natural habitat and medicine or DNA can be floated through the hole. Its patent pending now. It was serendipity, really, she says. There happened to be this piece of equipment and it was really a eureka moment. It didnt work the first time. It takes a little finesse to find the right tweak. How exactly the machine is tweaked is a secret.An associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at FGCU, Dr. Isern is a member of the universitys Biotechnology Research Group. Shes also working on a number of patents that could inhibit the mosquito-borne Dengue virus, of which the World Health Organization estimates there are 50 million cases worldwide every year.Besides curing diseases, Dr. Iserns research could mean big business locally. FGCU wants to commercialize the technology by partnering with other business entities and research groups that might relocate to Southwest Florida. One place that aims to attract those businesses is Madden Research Loop, a development near Southwest Florida International Airport that was strategically planned in close proximity to FGCU to lure medical researchers, pharmaceutical companies and other biotech industries. It fits perfectly with our mission and the types of businesses we want to attract, says Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall. The goal is not to have 75 percent of our economy in the construction industry. We provide comprehensive vein disease evaluation and treatment in a uniquely warm and comfortable outpatient environment with state-of-the-art medical technology and superior technical expertise. We strive to exceed your expectations in all aspects of your treatment experience.1510 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Suite 101 Fort Myers, FL 33919JosephMagnant,MD,FACSBoard Certified Vascular Surgeon FLORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOTODr. Sharon Isern in her lab at Florida Gulf Coast University. EVAN WILLIAMS/FLORIDA WEEKLYEd DeMartin in his Naples home. INVENTORSFrom page 1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 BUSINESS MEETINGS The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly Business Before Business meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month. The February meeting begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 26 at BB&T at 12851 Bonita Beach Road. To register, call the chamber at 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. Young Professionals Naples invites members of Greater Naples Leadership to join YP members for cocktails and hors doeuvres from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Trilogy on Fifth Avenue South. For more information, visit www.ypnaples.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds a mixer for members of its Executive Club from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Bice on Fifth Avenue South. LivingInNaples.com is hosting a Spring Forward Business Expo from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Italian American Club. Admission is free. For more information, call 272-7829 or e-mail Gerri@livinginnaples.com. Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday of the month (next meeting March 27) 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 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 March 24) beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton. 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 non-members. For reservations, e-mail Laurie Nicolas at email@example.com. Gulf Coast Venture Forum will hear presentations from early stage businesses looking for growth capital from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the clubhouse at Tiburon. GCVF promotes the regions new and emerging businesses by bringing together entrepreneurs, educational resources, capital providers and service providers. Monthly meetings take place October through June. New members must qualify as accredited investors as defined by the SEC. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9$2 million renovation process at The Terraces has more ups than downsLuxury condominiums are part of The Mercato Three models open by appointment at The Strada Strada #5201, with two bedrooms and two baths, was furnished by Riha Design Group. Strada #5202, with three bedrooms and three baths, was furnished by Robb & Stucky Interior Design. Strada #5204, with two bedrooms and two baths, was furnished by Robb & Stucky Interior Design.COURTESY PHOTOSDuring these challenging economic times, one Naples condominium association decided to take advantage of the availability of skilled trades people and moderating construction costs by investing more than $2 million in improvements to its beachfront high rise. The Terraces on Gulf Shore Boulevard North recently completed a major facelift, updating the look of the common interior areas of the building. The renovation included the exercise/locker rooms, the main entryway and all residential corridors and common areas. Everything from the flooring and wall coverings to the trim molding and lighting was replaced throughout the property. We looked at this project as a long-term investment that would increase the value of the building and its individual units, says Ralph Korte, president of The Terraces Condominium Association. Mr. Korte, who has a professional background in construction, credits the projects construction manager, Winfield Companies LC, with making the process nearly seamless. Winfield Companies LC owner John Winfield says, It was a pleasure working with a group of people who understood the complexity associated with a renovation project of this magnitude. This project could not have been completed without the total effort by all suppliers, subcontractors, residents and staff of the Terraces. The renovation began in June 2008 and needed to be finished before Thanksgiving, when many owners would return for the winter. We knew coming in that we were working on a strict timeline, and that made the job more complicated, says Winfields Lucy DAmico. The mosaic marble used on the walls in the corridors and common areas was shipped from China. Its delivery had us concerned, but needlessly so, she adds. It got here just in time. John Coleman, vice president of the condo association, says the most challenging part of the project was the removal of the stairwell. Also, it was not easy waiting for the marble from China, he adds. Dorothy Kerley, who has been building manager at the Terraces for 17 years, says it was difficult to imagine the ultimate outcome of the remodeling project during the construction. She says she faced a new set of challenges each day and was content to wear earplugs to drown out the sounds of jack-hammers as they pounded apart marble tiles in the foyer and to don a face mask to keep out the dust. Mr. Coleman says the noise, dust and other inconveniences were well worth it. That became evident the condominium owners returned for the season. The project was substantially completed three weeks ahead of schedule and within the $2.1 million dollar budget. The first model residences have opened at The Strada, a luxury condominium community at The Mercato in North Naples. The Strada will feature 92 residences on the second through fifth floors of two buildings overlooking the crescentshaped Main Street. Ten one-, twoand three-bedroom floor plans are available from 985 square feet to 2,400 square feet. Pre-construction prices ranges from the $500s to more than $1 million.Each residence in The Strada comes with an interior finish package including wood, tile and carpeted floors, granite countertops, crown molding, marble master baths, wood panel front or stainless steel front kitchen appliances, Ray Routh cabinetry and gas cook tops and ranges.Built-in upgrades include two parking spaces per residence in an adjacent, private parking garage, secured entrances, SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE MERCATO, B11
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WEEK OF JAN. 29-FEB. 4, 2009 B11 $149,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples WYNDEMERE voted Naples BEST COMMUNITY and BEST PRIVATE COUNTRY CLUB in 2008! 27 Championship holes designed by Arthur Hills. Newly renovated clubhouse and professionally staffed world class tness center, member owned, nancially sound with substantial reserves! Split 2 bedroom oor plan, 2 full baths, preserve view. Updates include appliances, a/c, carpet and paint. 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Residents at The Strada will share neighborhood amenities including a 52-foot pool, a hydro-therapy spa and private sundecks complemented by an outside social deck with a gathering bar and fire pit, barbecue grills and veranda. There will also be a rooftop dog walk. The clubhouse will have a billiard room, entertaining area with fireplace, flat-screen television and full-sized kitchen. Exercise and fitness areas will overlooking the landscaped pool deck. A private beach shuttle will transport residents back and forth within minutes to Vanderbilt Beach. The first three model residences are open by appointment: Strada residence #5201 features two bedrooms and two baths with a total of 1,724 square feet of space. A private balcony overlooks a side street at The Mercato. The residence was furnished by Riha Design Group. Strada residence #5202 has three bedrooms and three baths and 2,407 square feet. Its spacious balcony overlooks Main Street at The Mercato. It was furnished by Robb & Stucky Interior Design. Strada residence #5204 has two bedrooms and two baths in 1,848 square feet. Its balcony overlooks Main Street and the village green, shops and restaurants at The Mercato. It was furnished by Robb & Stucky Interior Design. Shops and restaurants open at The Mercato include Whole Food Market, which anchors one end of Main Street, and The Capital Grille, McCormick & Schmicks, Coldwater Creek, Sur La Table, Jos. A Bank, Signatures, Z Gallerie and Books-A-Million. A premium movie theater with 11 screens and 1,300 seats is planned by Cines Unidos. The Lutg ert Companies and the Barron Collier Companies have joined together to create The Mercato. The Strada is being marketed through Lutgerts real estate arm, Premier Properties of Southwest Florida. The on-site sales center is on the east side of U.S. 41, just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road. For more information, call 594-9400 or visit www.MercatoNaples.com. MERCATOFrom page B9 Village Walk & Island Walk Two of Naples most Popular Communities! J Cbt 287-6732n, nf, nr, nNb O T PB C 370-8687 nNb O T PM D 777-0200239-596-2520 A SURE WINNER! 3BR, plus den 2.5 BA Oakmont located in cul-de-sac! Numerous upgrades, 3 year young 19 SEER A/C unit, heart PRIVATE POOL! Possible Short Sale $360,000 RARELY AVAILABLE! 3 CAR GARAGE HOME offers over 3,200 square feet of living space! The 4Br,4BA stately Manor offers endless decorating and entertaining possibilities featuring gracious living space, PRIVATE POOL with new screen enclosure! $555,000 Tastefully Appointed 3 BR, plus den 2.5 BA 2 Car garage. Loaded with upgrades including New KITCHEN, cabinets appliances GRANITE, crown molding, new high ef ciency washer and dryer, tile though out entire home except one bedroom, large screen lanai with water views. A GREAT BUY! Asking $394,500 Extended 2 BR, 2 BA Villa with heated pool on Quiet Street. Motivated! Asking $289,000 FABULOUS PRICE! 3BR, plus den 2.5 BA 2 car garage home offers soft interior colors, built-in entertainment center, window treatments, and large screen lanai with water views. $374,900 PRISTINE! 3 BR, Plus den 2.5 BA with UNBEATABLE UPGRADES! Freshly painted interior, plantation shutters, surround sound, built-in entertainment center, ELECTRIC HURRICANE shutters, PRIVATE POOL, and more! A MUST SEE! $430,000 Every upgrade imaginable! Large tile throughout, corian, wall unit, replace, heated pool, wide lake view, crown moldings wall unit and plantation Shutters. A must see $479,000 Carlyle 4 BR, 3.5 BA 2 car garage. Pristine home will dazzle the most discriminating buyer! Impressive upgrades GRANITE, stainless steel appliances, extensive crown molding, replace, PRIVATE POOL and much more! PRICE TO SELL! $499,000 Popular VALUE leader Capri 2 BR,2 BA,2 Car garage. Light and Bright home is immaculate and offers built-in entertainment center, tile in living areas, accordion hurricane shutters, NEWER A/C handler, and PRIVATE POOL with water views! $284,900 PRIVACY ABOUNDS! Spacious 3 BR, plus den 2.5 BA 2 Car garage. Features include built-in entertainment center, tile in living areas GRANITE, crown molding, and PRIVATE POOL $399,900 SHORT SALE UNBEATABLE PRICED CARLYLE 4BR,3.5 BA, single family home. Open oor plan design offers gracious family living room ,sepreate formal dinning, formal living room with replace, granite counters, Hurricane shutters, lake and bridge views from screened lanai with private pool. READY NOW /GREAT LOCATION! $469,900 Just Perfect 2BD,2BA, 2 car garage! Stunning home offers all the Bells and Whistles Located on oversized home site with new stainless appliances, granite counters, plantation shutters, freshly painted interior and exterior, private custom pool, and electric hurricane shutters just to mention a few! $229,900 LOCATION LOCATION! 2BD,2BA 2 Car garage. MAGNIFICENT home offers open oor plan with extended living ,screened lanai with private pool offering BREATHTAKING bridge and water views, HURRICANE shutters and more! Sure to please the most discriminating buyer!L $299,900 ISLAND WALK Popular Capri 2BD,2BA,2 car garage IMMUCLATE home offers built-in entertainment center, crown moldings, genuine bamboo hard wood oors, HURRICANE shutters, and more! You could move right into the space home. GREAT PRICE $ 265,900 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Spacious 4 bedroom pool home in gated golf community of Imperial Golf Estates. One half acre lot, crown moldings, lots of tile, stainless appliances. Best school districts. $525,000 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 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES SAN REMO
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 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. Progress under way at Hidden HarborUnderground utilities, paved roadways and native landscaping have been installed and the gatehouse completed at Hidden Harbor, a community midway between Naples and Fort Myers with access to the Gulf of Mexico by way of the Ten Mile Canal and Estero Bay. Hidden Harbor will have 72 estate homes by preferred builders including Granite Development, Michelangelo Homes and Robert DAngelo Custom Homes. The essence of Hidden Harbors lifestyle centers on the opportunity to commune with nature from your backyard. Residents will be able to kayak and canoe along Mullock Creek and traverse nature paths within the community. The private harbor is a sport fishermans paradise and a haven for manatees with the unique distinction as a manatee nursery. For more information, visit www.hiddenharborliving.com. Taylor Morrison inducted in homebuilding Hall of FameHomebuilder Taylor Morrison has been inducted into the Best in American Living Award Hall of Fame. Created in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Best in American Living Award, the inaugural BALA Hall of Fame class includes some of the nations finest designers and builders. In addition to Taylor Morrision, inductees include Berkus Design Studio, BSB Design and Capital Pacific Homes. The hall of fame is sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders and by Better Homes and Gardens and Professional Builder magazines. The BALA Hall of Fame was created to recognize the achievements of those companies and individuals who have contributed significantly to American design over the last quarter century, said Paul Deffenbaugh, editorial director of Professional Builder. As a residential design competition, BALA annually honors those who produce homes that illustrate design quality and success in the marketplace and exemplify the best in American living. Taylor Morrison has won 36 BALA statues over the years. Interior design showroom clearance sale SaturdayChamber has offices for rentCollins & Dupont Interior Design is holding a showroom clearance sale in its Bonita Springs design studio from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. All items, including designer furnishings, lighting, accessories and more, will be offered at a 65 percent discount to make room for new inventory. Items are from high-end manufacturers and trade-only sources, and reflect the latest trends in home interiors. The showroom is at 8911 Brighton Lane, just east of U.S. 41 and north of Highland Woods Boulevard, directly across from The Promenade at Bonita Bay. Founded in 1987, Collins & DuPont is an award-winning, full-service interior design firm with clients throughout Southwest Florida and across the nation. The firms residential designs have earned recognition including the Southeast Building Conferences Aurora awards, the Best in American Living Awards and the ASID-Florida South Chapter Design Excellence awards. For more information, visit www.collins-dupont.com or call 948-2400. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce has two office spaces available for lease on the second floor of the chamber building at 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Use of the office spaces includes the ability to use the Leadership Collier Foundation conference room at no additional charge. Tenants enjoy shared use of the photocopy machine, fax machine and postage machine (billing will be based on usage). For more information, call Michele Klinowski at 298-7932.
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premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, four bedrooms plus den. Private pool, oversized garage and summer kitchen. $1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741OLD NAPLES tRoomy, nicely updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with writers retreat. Pool/spa area, and replace. Open air balcony. Close to beaches, dining, shopping, and more. $1,975,000 | Karen Coney Coplin/Lodge McKee | 434-2424 AQUALANE SHORES t1700 3rd Street South Well-located and updated three bedroom cottage three blocks to the beach. Deep lot (165). Large pool deck. Furnished. $1,825,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529OLD NAPLES 625 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM t#PH-301 Rarely available penthouse. Wood and marble flooring, marble baths, and volume ceilings. Building with 24-hour security. $1,839,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES CHATHAM PLACE t#9 Sophisticated, spacious and elegant, three-story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Yard, splash pool, marble and granite. $1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES tNew waterfront home with direct Naples Bay and Gulf access. Three bedrooms plus den, pool/spa, three-car garage, 58 dock. $1,750,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES tA signicant contributing structure in the National Register Historic District. Two-story cottage; heart pine oors, and guest house. $1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424ROYAL HARBOR tOne of the largest and most private waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances. $1,799,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES VARESE t #1601 Custom, like new 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal. $1,050,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES VILLA t1070 5th Street South Over 2,100 square feet of living area, three bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach. $1,150,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES SHADOWMOSS tThis 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler. $1,275,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES tA classic Old Naples cottage located two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely three bedroom, two bath home offered as-is. $1,650,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL t #244 Turnkey furnished, two bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month.$895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119OLD NAPLES BAYPORT VILLAGE t#PH-301 Penthouse with three bedrooms plus den and poolside cabana. Granite, marble, wood oors, private elevator. Pet friendly. $999,000 | Tom McCarthy/Isabelle Edwards | 434-2424 Single Family Homes 2020 8th Street SouthApproximately 167 of waterfront! 58x195x167x136 site with cut-in boat slip. Direct Gulf access. Older home on property. $2,895,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/Villas AQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished. $799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Lots 848 21st Court SouthLot offers 265 of water frontage, 100 on Naples Bay and 155 deep into Egret Channel. Boathouse and cut-in slip. $4,550,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approx. 80 dock, covered slip and boat house. $2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Single Family Homes 441 Central AvenueTropical gardens, Koi pond and Balinese orchid house grace the grounds. Fourth bedroom has outside access. $1,750,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 Condominiums/Villas CATELENA ON 3RD 319 7th Avenue SouthTreetop views. Tropical grounds surround pool/spa. Large Florida Room, three bedroom plus den residence. $1,695,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304COLONNADE ON 5TH 631 6th Avenue SouthSpacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #314This tropical luxury resort is nestled in a waterfront setting on Naples Bay. Southern ex p osure with marina view. $799,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123SUNTIDE ON TENTH 653 10th Avenue SouthLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor. $675,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894WHARFSIDE 830 River Point Drive #4Updated townhouse directly on Naples Bay with 30 dock. New granite counters, stainless appliances, and fresh paint. $599,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663 REDUTHE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy. NOW $499,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 REDUCEDFIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed. $459,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231NAPLES LARCHMONT 311 6th Street SouthTastefully decorated and renovated, this 2 bedroom hideaway has new tile, appliances, granite kitchen counters. $269,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 Lots/Boat Slips PAR LA VILLE 355 4th Avenue SouthMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches. $3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741205 South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Ave. S. and 3rd St. S. $2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089481 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. Steps to Gulf. Plans for a 4 bedroom Stofft Coone y desi g n available. $ 2 375 000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529663 11th Avenue SouthBeautiful homesite close to marina, restaurants and shops. Two alleyways for a exible homesite, survey available. $999,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091751 11th Avenue SouthAmazing centrally located residential lot in the heart of Old Naples. Lot size 67x 150 with alley access! $900,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520SEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60foot nger prier. Walk to downtown. $425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654NAPLES BOAT CLUB 909 10th Street South BS #27Full service marina with a full service fuel dock; Chickee bar and pool. Dock #27 will accommodate 61 ft. overall len g th. $ 425 000 | Michael McCumber | 777-90291571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard. $797,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FOUR WINDS 1200 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C. $419,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654 REDUFOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock. NOW $399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654 REDUCEDQUARTERDECK 1504 Blue Point AvenueRecently renovated 2 bedroom with boat dock and no bridges to Gulf. New kitchen and granite counters, and designer tile. $369,000 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538SANDPIPER WEST 1625 Chesapeake Avenue #204Western facing lanai overlooking pool and boat dock. Two bedroom waterfront condominium with views of waterway. $225,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466MARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright and light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den with double garage and lanai. $409,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 #D-204 Brand new 3BR/3.5BA overlooking marina. Granite kitchen, private elevator, marble bath. $1,445,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES tLuxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-211 Distinct 3BR with A/C 2-car garage, 97-slip marina with charter boat services. $1,845,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3BR/3.5BA. Private elevator, 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/T ade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3BR/3.5BA waterfront home. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3BRs/3.5BAs, marble entry, wood oors, 10 ceilings. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#5404 Comfortable living is enjoyed in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, furnished tastefully. $674,500 | Jan Martindale | 869-0360 #2304 Very stylish and well-maintained 2 bedroom. Offered furnished. $609,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #2202 T wo bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $435,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. Ten-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $525,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. Turnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGESBrand new! Enjoy all the amenities of the only 4-star resort in Old Naples, 15,000 SF clubhouse, tness center, resort-style pool and more. Weekly rental policy. Minutes to the beach.#D-205 Professionally decorated and furnished two bedroom, two bath residence. $699,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 #I-102 Tastefully turnkey furnished rst oor cottage home. $650,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 #E-205 New construction! Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with over 1,400 SF $599,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 #J-104 Fully furnished with the developer luxury hotel-style rental package. $495,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 #E-203 A rare opportunity to own this 3 bedroom furnished residence. $890,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 AQUALANE SHORES tContemporary gourmet kitchen with center island. Bamboo oors, vaulted ceilings, replace, tiled pool. Just 3 blocks to the beach and 2 blocks to shops and dining on 3rd St. $3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894AQUALANE SHORES tOne-of-a-kind property with 180 ft. of panoramic Bay views! This extraordinary property offers three bedrooms, four baths, a cut-in boat slip, and a large pool. $4,850,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752AQUALANE SHORES tViews of Naples Bay. No bridges to Gulf. Five bedrooms, den and media room. Pool, three-car garage, and two boat lifts. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, six bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. Four blocks to the beach, shopping and dining. $5,900,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES tUnder construction home, 4200+ SF of living area, four bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath. Blocks to beach. Five-car garage, heated pool/spa. $3,195,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231AQUALANE SHORES t2211 Forrest Lane Cypress walls, three bedrooms, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water. $3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded/remodeled in 1995 with three bedrooms plus ofce. Pool/spa and summer kitchen, 660 SF boat house. $3,366,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080WINDSTAR tArchitectural gem with four bedrooms plus a den. Balconies and terraces off several rooms, 70 boat dock and Gulf access in minutes. $3,495,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 ROYAL HARBOR tBrand new! Fabulous quality and attention to detail with an open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, four bedrooms plus den, a two-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $2,795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA t458 11th Avenue S. Newly renovated. Private elevator, master retreat with replace, sitting room with balcony, media room, and more. Courtyard with pool, outdoor kitchen. $2,395,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 WINDSTAR ROYAL HARBOR ROYAL HARBOR AREA OLD NAPLES AQUALANE SHORESBOUGAINVILLEA GARDENS 542 11th Ave. S.Charming bright two-story villa. Private walled courtyard, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, den, soaring ceilings and skylights. $795,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663 NEWLISTINGLAS DUNAS 212 4th Street SouthThree blocks to beach. Townhome with four bedrooms, study, three baths, gourmet kitchen, and private courtyard with pool. $1,550,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 NEWLISTING : OPENSUN. 1-4PM OLD NAPLES Lots/Boat Slips#C-209 Custom villa. Wood ooring, chiseled marble, replace, 3BRs plus den. $2,350,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-201 Custom-painted 3BR plus den, 3.5BA spacious oor plan. Marble and wood oors. $2,750,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #4401 Sophisticated residence with granite, stainless appliances, and wood oors. $395,000 | Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 OPENSUN 1-4PM OPENSUN 1-4PM OPENSUN 1-4PM OPENSUN 1-4PM 1303 Cobia CourtDirect access, 142 seawall, concrete tile roof, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Large dock accommodates large vessel; two boat lifts. $1,395,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 OPENSUN 1-4PM OLD NAPLES Condominiums/Villas
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM 1355 GORDON DRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,650,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423114TH AVENUE SOUTH tExquisite 2-story, four bedroom with an den/ofce boasts 4,110 SF A/C. Quality craftsmanship throughout. Summer kitchen. $3,695,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089415TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! Four bedroom plus den, ve full and one half-bath Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace and pool/spa. $3,797,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GULFSHORE BLVD. SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and Walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 14TH AVENUE SOUTH tWalk to beaches and Naples Yacht Club. Charming with four bedrooms including furnished guest suite over garage. Pool. $2,990,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329GARDENTERRACE tSoon-to-begin new construction on a tree-lined street just steps from the beach. Each villa has a private pool and spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741LAKEVIEWTERRACE tCustom ve bedroom plus den home. Volume ceilings, maple oors, granite and stone oors, private pool and summer kitchen. $3,100,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894SOUTH LAKE DRIVE tSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering. Just a short stroll to 5th Avenue and Cambier Park. $3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 VILLASESCALANTE t#C-6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,495,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420693 14TH AVENUE SOUTH tViews of Crayton Cove and Bay! New Caribbean architecture, 4 bedrooms, den, pool/spa, summer kitchen and 3-car garage. $2,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894CENTRAL AVENUE tTotally renovated. French limestone oors, kitchen and bathrooms feature marble and onyx tops. Security system and pool. $2,850,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GULF SHORE BLVD. NORTH tOver acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing three bedroom cottage surrounded by landscaping. NOW $2,395,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584 REDUCED RIDGE LAKE tCustom-built home with four bedrooms, ve baths, den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool. $1,999,990 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231RIDGE LAKE tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, three bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Professionally decorated and furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091RIDGELAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond. $2,250,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741ORCHID PLACE t425 3rd Ave. South Only one remaining! Perfectly located, two blocks to 5th Avenue South and three blocks to beach. Patio area with private pool. $2,295,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 7THSTREETSOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak ooring throughout, three bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Beautifully furnished. $1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089414TH AVENUE SOUTH tCharming cottage-style home has undergone additions and renovations in the s. Wood replace, and many other appealing and one-of-a-kind features. $1,880,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235RIDGE LAKE t590 Palm Circle West Quaint cottage with guest house; beautiful lakefront setting. Coral ooring, replace, walls of glass, and fabulous lake views. $1,975,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091CHATHAM PLACE tThree blocks to beach. this 4,000+ total sq. ft., 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath residence offers luxury living on 3 levels with private elevator. $1,984,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 CATELENA t306 6th Avenue S. Lush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den, three baths. Well-appointed. $1,390,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423113TH AVENUE SOUTH tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining and shopping. $1,528,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529RIDGELAKE tFabulous lake view! Remodeled three bedroom! New kitchen, baths, windows and roof. Two-car garage. Blocks to the beach. $1,749,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Single Family Homes 599 3rd StreetNorthPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house. $1,800,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-63291355 4th StreetSouthFlorida cottage offers 3 bedrooms plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach. $1,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231RIDGELAKE 627 5th AvenueNorthBeautiful 90x158 lot 6 blocks to the beach. Being sold as is. Elevation (13.1), survey available. $1,080,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 Condominiums/Villas780 FIFTHAVENUESOUTH CONDOMINIUM 780 5th Ave. S. #307This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished. $975,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 564-4405PETTITSQUARE 292 14th AvenueSouth #FRenovated inside and out, 1,640+ total SF home is the only 3 bedroom. Marble oors, open great room plan. $889,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091REDUVILLASRAVELLO 842 9th AvenueSouth #105Private tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, 2 bedrooms plus den. Walk to 5th Ave. NOW $795,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513 REDUCEDNEAPOLITAN CLUB 900 8th AvenueSouth #301This 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is within walking distance to everything. Furnished and move-in ready. $399,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAGEGREEN JASMINE CLUB 670 Broad Avenue South #J-670Masterfully redone 2 bedroom, 2 bath! Enlarged kitchen, quartz stone countertops, transformed baths; 55+ building. $389,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455VILLAGEGREEN HERON CLUB 482 Broad Avenue South #482Southern exposure, Brazilian hardwood oors. oor areas. Guest suite is completely private. Beach convenient. $269,900 | Rod Mease | 659-0099CASTLETONGARDENS 980 7th AvenueSouth #102Only blocks to beach, shopping and ne dinning. Wonderful courtyard building, pool and rec area. Move right in. $249,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAGEGREEN HERON CLUB 462 Broad Avenue South #462Southern exposure! New carpet, kitchen tile and appliances. Electric storm shutters. Close to pool and 3rd Street S. $245,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304VILLAGEGREEN EVERGLADES CLUB 661 12th Avenue South #661Two bedroom, 1.5 bath residence situated close to downtown historic Old Naples. Turnkey furnished. 55+. $229,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 Lots 115 5th AvenueSouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation. $2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-6342658 3rd AvenueSouthVacant and ready to develop up to 6 residential condominiums in Old Naples. West of 41 and 5 blocks from the beach. $2,950,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301690 13th AvenueSouthBuild new on corner homesite with southern exposure. Close to Naples Yacht Club, access to Bay and Gulf-no bridges. $1,195,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894364 2nd AvenueSouthSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen. $2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 1ST AVENUE NORTH tCharming Old Florida-style residence features three bedrooms plus den with sunny screened lanai with heated tropical pool. $1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 Condominiums/Villas Condominiums/VillasLUXURY BEACHFRONTLIVING MARCOISLAND CAPE MARCO COZUMEL t#1601 Unparalleled views of Crescent Beach, 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass! Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished. $1,980,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548COQUINASANDS VIADELFINO t#301 On the beach location and renovated with European craftsmanship. A gourmet kitchen, complete with a wine storage area. $2,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894BAY COLONY CONTESSA t#1804 COMPLETELY REMODELED! Three bedroom plus den beachfront residence with everything new! 3,200+ total SF. Decorated by Robb & Stucky. $2,995,000 Leah D. Ritchey/Marlene Abbott-Barber | 594-9494PARKSHORE ARIA t#PH-1701 Mesmerizing Gulf, bay, and city views! Gormet kitchen, 3 bedrooms, den, family room. Pet friendly building. $4,295,000 Bette Helms/Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea | 261-6161MOORINGS SANCERRE t#501 Fabulously nished with upgraded appliances and alterations to make this four bedroom, four bath plan ow beautifully. $4,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420NAPLES CAYSEAPOINT t#9S Views of Gulf and sugar sand beach from every room! Four bedroom plus a family room, four bath beachfront residence. $4,500,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600MARCOISLAND MADEIRA t#PH-201 This penthouse boasts 7,414 SF and views of the Gulf and Marcos crescent-shaped white-sand beach. A Christies Great Estates Property. $6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130PARKSHORE REGENT tEstate Six North Custom to Perfection! Explosive views and architectural renement. Tropical, seaside, beachfront. Uncompromised. $7,200,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 OPEN SUN 1-4PM OPEN SUN 1-4PM OPEN SUN 1-4PM OPEN SUN 1-4PM SANDY CAY 300 3rd AvenueSouthClose to beach and 5th Avenue shops. Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with family room, private elevator, replace, and built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 OPEN SUN. 1-4PMTOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd St.S. #102Updated getaway, 2 bedroom, 2 bath only 2.5 blocks to beach, steps to 3rd St. shops and dinning; blocks to 5th Ave. $415,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4PM VILLAGEGREEN HERON CLUB 436 Broad Ave. S. #436Total renovation and furnished like a model! This 2 bedroom boasts crown moulding, new appliances and granite counters. $315,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444 OPEN SUN. 1-4PM OPEN SUN 1-4PM
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 18 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 14A 13A 12 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$500,0001 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $500s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-7195136 Mon-Sat:9-5 & Sun:12-4 2 WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES 26 Golf Cottage Drive $575,000 Premier Properties Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm>$600,0003 Pelican Marsh 1895 Les Chateaux Bl vd. #202 $649,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 4 PELICAN BAY BREAKWATER 749 Bentwater Circle #203 $679,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 5 Imperial Golf Estates 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $688,350 Amerivest Realty Kris Savoie 239-253-9957 6 PELICAN BAY CHATEAUMERE 6040 Pelican Bay Blvd. #301 $699,777 Premier Properties Esther Van Lare 404-3045 >$700,0007 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East From $700,000 Premier Properties Call 643-1414 Mon-Sat: 9-5 & Sun:11-5 8 Pelican Isle Yacht Club 435 Dockside Dr. $795,000-$1,749,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 >$800,0009 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s Premier Properties Call 800-3113622 Mon-Sat:10-5 & Sun: 12-5 10 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Realtors Margaret Hutchison 239272-7000 >$1,000,00011 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT WEST 250 Park Shore Drive #403 $1,095,000 Premier Properties Julie Rembos 595-1809 12 BONITA BAY CREEKSIDE 26100 Red Oak Court $1,150,000 Premier Properties Harriet Harnar 273-5443 13 MARCO ISLAND 658 Bamboo Court $1,190,000 Premier Properties Natalie Kirstein/ ML Meade 784-0491 14 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO 8579 Bellagio Drive $1,295,000 Premier Properties ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein 293-4851 13A MEDITERRA VILLALAGO 18061 Lagos Way $1,325,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 14A BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #2101 $1,349,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Likley 948-4000 15 BONITA BAY ANCHORAGE 27599 Riverbank Drive $1,375,000 Premier Properties Cathy/George Lieberman 777-2441 16 OLD NAPLES CATELENA 306 6th Avenue South $1,390,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 17 ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,395,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 250-4140 18 OLD NAPLES LAS DUNAS 212 4th Street South $1,550,000 Premier Properties Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474 19 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,565,000 Premier Properties 239261-3148 MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:12-520 PELICAN MARSH ARBORS 1373 Wood Duck Trail $1,699,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7 84-5552 21 PARK SHORE 575 Whispering Pine Lane $1,995,000 Premier Properties Vickie Larscheid 250-5041 >$2,000,00022 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting at just over $2.1 million Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 Sat/ Sun:1-4 23 MEDITERRA CELLINI 16536 Cellini Lane $2,395,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 24 MOORINGS 710 Riviera Drive $2,475,000 Premier Properties Paige Reddick 25 OLD NAPLES SANDY CAY 305 3rd Street South $2,545,000 Premier Properties Mary Yon 572-3274 26 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 2730666 Call agent for gate access 27 MEDITERRA AMARONE 29031 Amarone Court $2,695,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266 28 PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,900,000 Premier Properties Call 261-6200 Mon-Sat: Open Daily & Sun:12-4>$3,000,00029 AQUALANE SHORES 2211 Forrest Lane $3,300,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 434-2424 30 COQUINA SANDS 500 Yucca Road $3,450,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304 >$6,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 4233 Gordon Drive $6,495,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939. 32 PORT ROYAL 1672 Galleon Drive $6,995,000 Premier Properties Philip N. Collins 404-6800
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM MARCO ISLAND & SURROUNDS HIDEAWAY BEACH SEADUNE LANE t Custom-built modern architectural masterpiece with 152 on pristine beach. Luxury appointments abound. FURNISHED. $5,700,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT tExquisitely furnished. Rare beachfront home, 6 bedrooms, 8,894 SF under air. A Christies Great Estates Property. $9,400,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBASCOURT tSlocum-Christian, waterfront home with 243 ft. of direct access water frontage. Great docking facility. Furnished. $9,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SHORESCOURT tBreathtaking panorama, 691 of direct access-protected water frontage, 6 bedroom suites, boat lifts. Furnished. $9,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 HIDEAWAY BEACH SEADUNE LANE tSpacious beachfront estate built in 2003 with 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half-baths and 9,200 SF. Exceptional views of Gulf. $12,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 TIGERTAIL COURT tNewly constructed custom built home! Over 200 of direct access water frontage! Walk to Tigertail Beach. $3,375,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 NEW LISTING BARFIELDDRIVE SOUTH tViews of Caxambas Pass! Four bedroom pool home with 80 dock and 16,000 lb. boat lift. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SOLANACOURT tMajestic custom home with spectacular panoramic views of Smokehouse Bay. Featuring 5 bedroom suites plus a study. $3,695,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 HIDEAWAY BEACH SEABREEZEDRIVE tSpacious 3 bedroom beachfront home with pool/spa. Multi-level balconies, oor-toceiling windows and plantation shutters. $4,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 KEY MARCO BLUEHILL CREEKDRIVE tFinest in luxury living! Exquisite nishes, 3 guest suites, private master suite. Quick Gulf access. A Christies Great Estates Property. $5,695,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 GRAYCOURT tGreat 4 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half bath home. Pool, water views, 3-car garage, granite counters, 12,000 lb. lift. Furnished. $1,699,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 CAPEMARCO COZUMEL t#1601 Unparalleled views of Crescent Beach, 10,000 Islands & Caxambas Pass! Professionally decorated & turnkey furnished. $1,980,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 SAN MARCO ROAD tCustom-built home with in walking distance to Residents Beach. Six bedrooms, dock/lift and spacious lanai. Views of the bay. $2,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBASCOURT tSouthern exposure grand estate home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Completely remodeled in 2006. Turnkey furnished. $2,999,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 CAXAMBASDRIVE tOne of the best tip locations with 197 of direct access water frontage. Wide water views of the 10,000 Islands. $2,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133ISLESOF CAPRI 27 West PelicanStreetNew waterfront Mediterranean masterpiece. Spacious 3-story, 4 bedroom plus den, pool with elevator.$2,099,000 | Chris Sullivan/Kathie/Geoff Fahringer | 404-5548 Single Family Homes 1859 Inlet DriveViews of Gulf & sunsets. Pocket sliders to lanai with pool/spa; 3 bedrooms, 3-car garage, and 30x50 built-in boat slip.$3,975,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133871 Copeland DriveBig view, tip lot location with 242 feet of direct access water frontage. Very spacious, 5 bedroom, livable home.$3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331411 Caxambas CourtGulf & Caxambas Pass views. Spacious 4 bedroom w/3,600 SF of living area. Offered at lot value. Dock included.$3,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133540 Conover CourtIncredible quality & attention to detail in this estate pool home. Furnishings negotiable. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,999,000 | Laura Adams & Chris Adams | 404-4766 & 404-51301631 Collingswood AvenueOn Roberts Bay in Estate Area, this home offers panoramic views & direct Gulf access. Livable home or build new.$2,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133396Lamplighter DriveOne of the best indirect views with 150 waterfront frontage. Built by Larry Taylor with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.$2,200,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222580 Hammock CourtBeautiful key lot home built by Slocum & Christian. Southwest exposure with 167 ft. of waterfront and Bay views.$2,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH 616 Waterside DriveViews of Gulf, skyline and beach. Custom 3-story Eastwood-built home with 3,000+ SF, elevator & rooftop sundeck.$1,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAY BEACH 854 West Hideaway CircleCustom home has private loft-style masters quarters with study & balcony. Spa, negative-edge water. Elevator.$1,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133880 Caxambas DriveArchitectural masterpiece atop historic Indian Hill. Views of Bareld Bay and Marco skyline. Negative-edge pool.$1,800,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133660 Century CourtIncredible tip lot home with views of Smokehouse Bay; 169 feet of water frontage with 15,000 lb. boat lift and dock.$1,760,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133160Snowberry CourtDecorator furnished 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath and pool/spa. Eat-in kitchen, granite counters, 20 tiled oors.$1,499,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133720South Barfield DriveBeautiful inland home on an oversized homesite. Great oor plan, hurricane shutters plus an open lanai with pool/spa.$1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331190 Mimosa CourtReduced $1,000,000. New house warranty; 100% generator power, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths 3-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property.NOW $2,550,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 REDUCED1193 Winterbery LaneNew model home scheduled for completion late Fall 2009 by Oakbrook Homes. Tray ceilings, stone ooring, innity-edge pool, direct access.$1,680,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 NEW LISTINGHIDEAWAY BEACH 394 GumboLimboLaneBuilt in 2004, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, elevator, huge cedar walk-in closet & wood ooring. Pool/spa, outdoor kitchen/grill.$1,399,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548HIDEAWAY BEACH 871 Sea Dune LaneBright, exquisite home boasts a built-in pool and spa. Pickled red cedar ceilings, replace, 2nd oor loft.$1,385,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-113395 Anchor CourtDirect access on tip lot with 204 of water frontage. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths (2 masters). Outdoor kitchen/grill.$1,299,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222113 GreenviewStreetTwo-story, 4+ bedrooms with custom ceilings and cabinetry, 12,000 lb. boat lift with sun deck, and heated pool.$1,295,000 | Chris Adams/Laura Adams | 404-5130950Snowberry CourtCustom built home on a corner lot featuring 3 bedrooms, den. Great oor plan with upgrades, pool and deeded dock.$1,275,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-12221261Laurel CourtDirect access and beautiful views! New home by Marco River with great room, 3 bedrooms, den & Viking appliances.$1,195,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 CAPEMARCO MONTERREY t#805 Views of the Gulf from this furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath with wood oors, 9 ceilings, and double door entry. $1,299,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685HULL COURT tKey lot with 155 of water footage, unobstructed views of Smokehouse Bay. Charming 3 bedroom. Rental potential. $1,599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 NEW LISTING CAPEMARCO COZUMEL t#1906 Stunning beachfront residence. Spacious 3 bedroom beautifully furnished. Marble ooring and crown mouldings. $1,650,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 MADEIRA tSituated along Crescent Beach, Madeira embraces pretty panoramas. Amenities invigorate mind, body and spirit. FROM $1,820,000 | Laura Adams | 404-4766HIDEAWAY BEACH THE HABITAT 816 Hideaway Circle East #232Top oor 3 bedroom penthouse with Southern exposure and golf views. Spacious lanai and covered parking. Furnished.$695,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133499 Adirondack CourtPanoramic views of Marco! 169 of waterfront from this furnished home with Gulf access. Beamed ceilings & replace.$1,150,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133KEYMARCO 786 Whiskey Creek DrivePreserve views from this 3,000+ SF A/C, 3 bedroom plus den. Large lanai with pool/spa & 3-car garage. Direct access.$1,100,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133507 Antilles CourtCharming direct access 4 bedroom home has WIDE WATER VIEWS and super quick out to River. Good rental potential.$1,099,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548930 Inlet Drive EastElegant and spacious estate home is beautifully decorated and furnished turnkey. Waterfall in pool area and 3-car garage.$999,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-55481131 VernonPlaceOld Florida style home with quick direct access and 160 of waterfront, large wraparound verandas, new oors & paint.$899,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545901Maple AvenueSteps from beach! Great family or vacation home; 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Expansive pool deck on oversized lot.$799,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130243Seahorse CourtA home sitting on a tip lot with beautiful landscaping with wide waterway views, 40 ft. dock, and 14,000 lb. lift.$795,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133ESTATES 1036 East Inlet DriveOffering 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, volume ceilings, crown mouldings, spacious oor plan/lanai area and much more.$775,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331657SanMarcoRoadSouthern exposure and wide water views from this beautifully updated 3 bedroom with new pool cage, new dock & lift.$765,000 | Elizabeth Summers | 269-4230480 Century DriveBayview pool home. Remodeled in 2007. Furnished 3 bedroom plus den/4th bedroom with 14,000 lb. lift on large dock.$749,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331560 Collingswood AvenueThis 4 bedroom home offers 20 porcelain tile oors, stainless steel appliances, heated pool and views of Roberts Bay.$739,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MARCO BEACH 741 Holly CourtSouthern exposure 4 bedroom with oversized 3-car garage. Heated pool with Olympic swimmer jet. Wide water views.$725,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685658 Bamboo CourtElegant home with vaulted ceilings, replace & outdoor kitchen. Expansive water frontage. Quick Gulf access.$1,190,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 OPEN SUN. 1-4REDU1771 Hummingbird CourtQuick river access from this 3 bedroom home with granite counters, stainless appliances and gorgeous furnishings.NOW $799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 REDUCED951 Ironwood CourtTwo blocks to beach! Luxury home with custom pool design, 12 ceilings, wood cabinets, granite and more.$729,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 OPEN SUN. 1-4355Marquesas CourtLovely 3 bedroom plus den/4th bedroom updated in 2007. Over 2,689 total SF, large pool, dock with 12,000 lb. lift.$689,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331049Fieldstone DriveAbsolutely gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with den and pool. The home has a spacious oor plan. Offered furnished.$575,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 Condominiums/Villas CAPEMARCO VERACRUZ 940 S. Collier Blvd. #1105Spectacular sunset beach views. Decorator nished, inlaid tile design, replace accents and crown moulding.$1,850,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491CAPEMARCO COZUMEL 960 Cape Marco Drive #501Rare oor plan with beach/Gulf views. Tasteful appointments! Luxury beachfront residence. Furnished. A Christies Great Estates Property.$1,599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYALMARCOPOINT I 2000RoyalMarco Way #PH-EPenthouse with Gulf view and private elevator. Vaulted living and dining areas, plus glass-enclosed lanai.$1,399,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SHIPPSLANDING I 1080 S. Collier Blvd. #108Two residences combined into 1 with 2,700+ SF of A/C and 4 bedrooms! Panoramic 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass views.$1,200,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 Single Family Homes MONTERREY 980 Cape Marco Drive #1605Truly, one of the best views at Monterrey. Beautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Beach access, tness center & pier.$1,199,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548CHALETOFMARCO ISLAND 520 S. Collier Blvd. #201Rare front residence, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, furnished. Fabulous views of the Gulf and beautiful Crescent Beach.$1,150,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130MARBELLE CLUB 840 S. Collier Blvd. #1205Three bedroom residence with east and west balconies off master suite, crown mouldings, window treatments & Gulf views.$1,150,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130THEPRINCE 176 S. Collier Blvd. #1005Gulf and pool views from this south side 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Granite counters and new appliances in kitchen. $1,099,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685THEPRINCE 176 SouthS. Collier Blvd. #1007Beautifully decorated! Gulf views and numerous upgrades. Faux painting, granite, stainless and more.$999,999 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491MARBELLE CLUB 840 S. Collier Blvd. #705Beautiful views from this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence on the beach. Great parking and storage space.$950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130CAPEMARCO MONTERREY 980 Cape Marco Drive #806Spectacular views of Gulf and 10,000 Islands! Professionally decorated 3 bedroom luxury residence. Furnished.$799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548CAPEMARCO MERIDA 990 Cape Marco Drive #304Rare! Front residence has southern exposure views of Gulf, 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass. Turnkey residence.$799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548DUCHESS 220 S. Collier Blvd. #DDetached beachfront villa. Enjoy Gulf/beach views. Gorgeous renovations: granite, custom cabinetry & new ooring. $799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548SOMERSET 780 S. Collier Blvd. #303Panoramic views of beautiful crescent shaped beach from spacious and elegant residence. Weekly rentals allowed.$789,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548SHIPPSLANDING III 1100 S. Collier Blvd. #1121Gulf views from this furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Southwestern exposure. No bridge to Gulf of Mexico.$750,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685MARCO BEACH OCEANRESORT 480 S. Collier Blvd. #501Private courtyard, updated end 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. Professionally decorated, marble ooring.$720,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222SANDCASTLE II 720 S. Collier Blvd. #106Tasteful beachfront condominium with Gulf views! Redesigned kitchen, new ooring, new tile and wraparound balcony.$649,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPEMARCO MERIDA 990 Cape Marco Drive #906Decorator furnished two bedroom with Gulf views. Amenities include tennis, pool and exercise room. Steps to beach.$599,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SEAWINDS 890 S. Collier Blvd. #906Gorgeous views of the Gulf and the entire beach are enjoyed from this turnkey furnished beachfront retreat.$599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548VILLA DELMARE 816 West Elkcam Circle #204Wide water views of Smokehouse Bay; walk to shoppes and restaurants. Docks; new roof and seawall. Large balcony.$595,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548VILLA DELMARE 816 West Elkcam Circle #301Totally remodeled! Bay views! Tile on the diagonal, crown moulding & tray ceiling. Quick access to Marco River.$585,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 OPEN SUN. 1-4THEPLANTATION 1000 S. Collier Blvd. #708Magnicent views of the Gulf from this 3 bedroom condominium. Private shing pier and beach, heated pool/spa.$575,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685GULFVIEW APTS 58 N. Collier Blvd. #1204Outstanding view of Tigertail Beach & beyond from this 12th oor condominium. Updated 2 bedroom with tile oors.$549,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222SOUTHSEASTOWER IV 440 Seaview Court #601Gulf sunsets & panoramic views of Tigertail Beach. Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom with new A/C & updated kitchen.$539,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 Lots & Acreage 540South Barfield DriveThis is one of the largest estate lots on beautiful Roberts Bay. Direct Gulf access homesite, SW views. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,999,000 | Chris Adams/Laura Adams | 404-5130KEYMARCO 1205 Blue Hill Creek DriveGreat building opportunity. Huge homesite (.69 acres). Lot next door is also available. Build your estate here.$1,750,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 Condominiums/VillasCAPEMARCO BELIZE tSpectacular views of the Gulf and 10,000 Islands! Tennis, tness center, theatre and more. On the southern most tip of Marco Island. #2107 Stunning 3 bedroom with over 3,844 SF of A/C. Furnished.$2,298,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #1108 Grand 4 bedroom. Marble ooring, gourmet kitchen, & replace. $2,290,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #PH-2102 Decorator nished, 4 bedrooms and over 4,765 SF. $3,495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 #PH-2506 -Penthouse perfect, 5 bedrooms plus den, 6+ baths.$11,900,000 | Laura Adams/Chris Adams | 404-4766 #1803 -Turnkey furnished, beautifully appointed, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. $1,899,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 #1806 -Estate sized 3 bedroom. Built-in bar, elegant oors. $1,899,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 #2105 3,600+ SF of A/C, 11 high ceilings, 3 bedroom. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,075,000 | Chris Adams | 404-4766 #102 Oversized terrace, 2 BRs, 2.5 BAs. $2,599,999 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 #303 Turnkey furnished, 3 BRs, private elevator foyer $2,599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #1005 Exquisitely nished 3 BR residence. Marble ooring & V enetian plaster. $2,950,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #606 Professionally decorated 2,974 SF residence. Furnished. $1,790,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #206 Beachfront 2 BR residence with front and rear balconies. $1,299,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #501 Beautifully furnished and appointed 3 BR corner residence. $1,890,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #202 Luxury beachfront 3 BR, 3.5 BA with spacious oor plan. $1,999,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #1405 Two expansive, private terraces, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. $2,299,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #PH201 Boasts 7,414 SF & views of the Gulf & beach. A Christies Great Estates Property. $6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #PH202 Beachfront penthouse with 6,500+ SF of A/C. Gulf, beach & island vistas from 2,140 SF of multiple terraces. $7,495,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545MADEIRA t 350 South Collier Blvd. #301 Turnkey furnished. Wraparound terrace, 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs. $995,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #204 Professionally decorated & turnkey furnished 3 BR, 3 BA residence. $879,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #PH-602 The only penthouse available. A grand 4 BR residence. Furnished. $2,250,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #205 -Two BR bayside residence offered furnished. T wo balconies. $650,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #204 New tile throughout this 3 BR, 3 BA with crown moulding. $950,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 #209 Corner residence with wraparound balcony. T urnkey furnished, 3 BRs. $899,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #202 Wide bay views! Elegant furnishings. 3 BRs, 3 BAs. $995,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #303 T ommy Bahama motif, 3 BRs, 3 BAs. $1,300,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 THE ESPLANADE t N. Collier Blvd. Unrivaled coastal Italian architecture with ne restaurants, world-class shops, waterfront promenade and a direct Gulf access marina. #208 Gorgeous 3 BR with wide water Bay views! Beautiful furnishings & appointments. $839,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009WEEK at-a-glance At every fine arts festival he directs, Boulderbrook Productions CEO Richard Sullivan selects an up-and-coming talent as the festivals Developing Artist in recognition of that young artists outstanding ability. Mr. Simmons then provides a free booth for the artist to exhibit at the festival. Naples artisan and fine furniture maker Brian Brace has been chosen as the Developing Artist for the inaugural Naples Masters Art Festival coming up March 7-8 at the Collections at Vanderbilt. Mr. Brace, who crafts indoor furniture using a variety of woods and styles, will join more than 120 professional artists from around the country who have been juried into the show. His work is a piece of art, and were The cuisine sceneA roundup of tid-bits about food and dining. C27 A taste o the Irish Kennedys Kitchen tuning up for some serious jammin at the Norris Center. C3 From DC Comics to DVD Animated Wonder Woman stars the voice of Keri Russell. C11 Welcoming winemakers Snowbirds arent the only ones flocking to Southwest Florida this time of year. C26 SEE ANYTHING, C4 othing says witty and urbane like a Cole Porter song. His tunes are sophisticated fun, with lyrics that delight and surprise, even upon repeated hearing. And the melodies linger in your mind like the memory of someone you love. Theres a lot of fun in his music, a lot of play, a lot of romance, says Charles Fornara. He knows the music intimately; hes music director for The Naples Players upcoming production of Anything Goes, which opens March 4. The classic musical features many of Mr. Porters well-known and beloved songs, including: Youre the Top, Its De-lovely, Blow, Gabriel, Blow, Friendship and theBY NANCY STETSON___________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comNDeconstructingColePorterNaples Players music director points out whats most de-lovely about the lyrics in Anything Goes Anything Goes plays March 4-April 4 at the Sugden.if you go:PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES Cole Porter (1891-1964), American songwriter and composer d e r e n opp cr Brace, i ture usin g a nd st y le s, will join more t ha s i o n al b b b in n in i i a a Brian Brace with chair-in-progressCOURTESY PHOTOSEE FURNITURE, C21 Furniture maker Brian Brace chosen as Developing Artist for inaugural Naples Masters Art Festival BY KATHY PRUTOS___________________Special to Florida Weekly
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 Jane Redding as Gilda Virginia Opera Eric Margiore as the Duke New York City Opera Ashley Howard Wilkinson as Sparafucile Metropolitan Opera Todd omas as Rigoletto New York City Opera Photos by Mark Matson Friday, March 13, 2009 7:30pm & Sunday, March 15, 2009 3:00pmAN OPERA NAPLES FULL-SCALE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION In the title role, Philadelphia-based baritone Todd Thomas sings with such nesse and acts with such depth that it is impossible to conceive of a more perfect portrayal of the complex, ill-fated character. Robert C. Fuller. Des Moines Register In partnership with at Opera Naples temporary home, The Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School 2 miles east of I-75 on Immokalee Road R igolett oVerdisAreas best... solid vocal talent, a tightly knit orchestra and amazing sets Harriet Heithouse -NDN 1/27/09 GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY Order Tickets: www.operanaples.com or 800.771.1041 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com I was never a great student of science. To be fair, I had some good moments in biology, with its imperfect theories and gray areas on subjects like evolution and heredity, but I never mastered the strict precision of chemistry or physics. My mind, which gravitates toward the intangible, steers clear of fierce exactitude. Which is why I laugh at the popularity of scientific studies that tackle immeasurable phenomena, like happiness and my new favorite luck. Richard Wiseman, a university professor based in the United Kingdom, has been studying lucky and unlucky people for 10 years, trying to discover the root cause of good luck. Through his experiments, he has narrowed it down to three factors: Lucky people have more of a big-picture approach to life; those with good luck go to great lengths to introduce variety into their lives; and lucky people tend to have a larger social network than consistently unlucky people.The last one, in the world of dating, has huge implications. According to an article Mr. Wiseman wrote for Forbes.com, he tested his theory using a technique employed by Malcolm Gladwell in his book The Tipping Point. Mr. Wiseman, like Mr. Gladwell before him, gave a list of 15 common last names to his test subjects, both lucky and unlucky. He asked the participants to mark the names that belonged to people with whom they were on a first-name basis. The difference between the lucky and unlucky participants was significant. Almost half of the lucky participants selected eight or more names, whereas only a quarter of unlucky individuals checked more than eight names. Thus, says Mr. Wiseman, lucky people often have more chance encounters. They meet someone at a party and discover they have a friend in common. This leads to additional sales leads, greater job opportunities, and even more dates.How does this study translate to better love lives? When I was young(er) and (more) single, I read an article about a woman who used her social network to find love. She drafted an e-mail with a subject head-Creating our own luck SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org Lucky people have more of a big-picture approach to life... fore him gave a list mes t o hi s t es t s u bunlucky. He asked m ark the names that i t h w h om t h ey were s. The di ff erence nd unluck y parnt. Almost hal f o f se l ecte d ei gh t or a s on ly indi than a ys k y r e rs at e r i n o s, e s n ing that read Find Me a Husband and sent it to all of her friends, encouraging them to send it on to other friends in other networks. The woman received hundreds of replies, from friends of friends of friends, people she had never met but nevertheless had a brother, a neighbor or a son to recommend. The result? Her social calendar was soon full, and in less than six months, she was engaged. After reading the article, I took the message to heart and launched my own Find Me a Date campaign. I told my co-workers, my roommates, and my friends about my mission. True, I went on a lot of awkward coffee dates and one or two painful dinners, but in less than four weeks, I had a new, wonderful boyfriend. Looking back on that time, I always thought how lucky I was. Now I realize its possible to create our own luck in love.
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BEACH READINGWe Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will WorkJimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, sees the current conflict in the Holy Land as a rare opportunity to achieve peace in the Middle East. In his new book, Carter presents a practical, balanced approach in finding common ground between the Israelis and the Palestinians. He is convinced that this is a unique time for hope, not despair, and points out that President Barack Obama has promised that he will make a personal effort for Middle East peace talks beginning early in his administration. Carter sees a genuine two-state Israeli-Palestinian solution that, if successful, could lead to progress throughout the Middle East with problems such as the war in Iraq, the radicalization of Muslims and the possibility of a nucleararmed Iran. Carter, who has studied the region for decades, thinks the United States can shape a comprehensive peace effort by re-engaging the two powers in the Holy Land.Carter points out there are many issues to be addressed. For example, the basic framework for peace must include a demilitarized Palestinian state with Israel defense forces replaced by a mutual security force to prevent future violence. There also must be mutually accepted land swaps, a sharing of Jerusalem, the right of Palestinians to return to the West Bank and Gaza, and compensation for those with proven claims in Israel. Finally, Palestine and Israel must recognize the mutual right to live side-by-side in peace. In We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, Carter presents a compelling blend of personal and political memoir, penetrating policy analysis and an urgent call to action. As he emphases, we have a small window of opportunity for peace in the region, and if progress is to be made we must begin work immediately. Books reviewed in this column are available online or at your local bookstore.(c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.By Jimmy Carter (Warner Books, $24.99)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX___________________________Special to Florida Weekly 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, March 7 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.Meet the Artist ReceptionSaturday, February 28 at 2 p.m. French Decorative Motifs, A Rich HeritageA fine art exhibition The Artist WithinA Prelude to Spring, paired with a musical presentation by the Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra. Portion of the proceeds to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony. Sponsored by Florida West Arts Showcase. Discover the origins and history of French motifs including Toiles and Fleur De Lis and images found on classic collectible porcelain. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 title song. Sophistication is number one, says Mr. Fornara. And its madcap. Like people say, Hilarity ensues. Its zany. Its vaudeville vaudeville with sophistication, which is a good example of how he pairs things you dont expect. Its a pie in the face, if you were, and yet its highbrow. Its highbrow and lowbrow, married together beautifully. The show runs through April 4 in Blackburn Hall at Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets are $35. Mr. Fornara talked with Florida Weekly about what makes Mr. Porters songs so unique. Here are seven things he thinks are important: 1. The lyrics are very natural. His lyrics are incredibly clever, without seeming mannered or overwritten, he says. He mentions Pytheas, who criticized poets whose works smelled of the lamp. In other words, you could tell they were up until 5 in the morning making it absolutely perfect, he says. But what this guy does is he writes this ridiculous stuff that you would never expect, and it doesnt seem clunky, it doesnt seem overwritten or overwrought. Its totally natural. 2. Mr. Porter liked to pair unexpected things in his lyrics.Mr. Fornara says Mr. Porter is known for unexpected rhymes that often pair the sublime with the ridiculous. For example, in Youre the Top, in which the songwriter compares his love to a long list of varied things, including Garbos salary, cellophane and broccoli, he rhymes Strauss with Mickey Mouse, and the Italian poet Dante with Durante.He rhymes Fred Astaire with camembert. He pairs the sublime with the ridiculous, Mr. Fornara says, adding his favorite examples of that are in Anything Goes where Mr. Porter pairs old hymns with bare limbs. The entire song is supposed to be sung by the character Reno, but for The Naples Players production, Mr. Fornara decided to follow the example of the 1987 revival. We took the opening stanzas of Anything Goes and gave those lines to the characters who made the most sense saying those lines. So for example, Luke and John, the Chinese converts to the minister, sing old hymns, whereas Erma, the little slut, sings bare limbs. I think it works very well. In yet more examples of pairing the sublime with the ridiculous, he says, Mr. Porter follows up Botticelli, Keats and Shelly with Ovaltine. The Zuider Zee goes with broccoli, and the steppes of Russia are paired with the pants on a Roxy usher. But perhaps the finest example of pairing the sublime with the ridiculous, Mr. Fornara suggests, is in Easy to Love when the character of Billy sings, So sweet to waken with/so nice to sit down to eggs and bacon with. I think (thats) just brilliant, Mr. Fornara says. 3. Mr. Porters rhymes feel natural, but theyre not what youd expect. Though the rhymes often surprise, theyre never mannered or overwritten. For example, in Anything Goes, he writes, Though Im not a great romancer, I know that Im bound to answer. I dont think that would occur to normal people as a rhyme, says Mr. Fornara. He plays with language to make rhymes happen: In Friendship, he penned the lines: When other friendships go up in smoke/ours will still be oke, pronouncing OK as if it were a word, not two letters to be spoken. The same song has these two lines: When other friendships go up the crick/ours will still be slick. I know people say crick, but Im sure Cole Porter didnt, Mr. Fornara says. 4. Mr. Porter used puns. There are lots of great puns within Mr. Porters lyrics. Mr. Fornaras favorite occurs in the beginning of Its Delovely, when Hope sings This verse I started seems to me/The Tin-Pantithesis of a melody, combining the words Tin Pan Alley and antithesis. I think thats pretty extraordinary, Mr. Fornara says. 5. Mr. Porter looked at words from different angles and turned language on its head. In his lyrics, he does these unexpected sort of switcheroos, looking at things from another angle, Mr. Fornara says. The lyrics for Anything Goes begin: Times have changed/And weve often rewound the clock,/ Since the Puritans got a shock,/When they landed on Plymouth Rock./If today,/ Any shock they should try to stem,/Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,/Plymouth Rock would land on them. It seems like a switcheroo, where hes looking at language a different way, getting a double meaning out of land, Mr. Fornara says. 6. Mr. Porter often used internal rhymes. Rather than waiting until the end of a line to rhyme, he would put rhymes in the middle of his lines. In All Though the Night, for example, he writes: All through the night/I delight in your love and When dawn comes to awaken me, youre never there at all/I know youve forsaken me til the shadows fall. A prime example occurs in Buddy Beware, when Erma again, the little slut, Mr. Fornara says sings During Christmas holidays I develop taking ways/And Im not at all anti pretty things Santy brings from Cartiers.Actually, theres a double rhyme, not only ways with Cartiers but things with brings and anti with Santy. Thats a gold mine right there! Mr. Fornara crows.7. Mr. Porter wrote risqu lyrics.He was very forward-looking, Mr. Fornara says. For example, in Anything Goes, he writes: Good authors too who once knew better words/Now only use four letter words/Writing prose, anything goes. He also claims that most guys today/That women prize today/Are just silly gigolos. Mr. Porter described a world where grandma, whose age is eighty/In night clubs is getting matey with gigolos and When mothers pack and leave poor father/Because they decide theyd rather be tennis pros/ anything goes. And in I Get a Kick Out of You, he mentions that alcohol and cocaine dont affect him as much as the object of his love does. Pretty adventurous, considering the musical was first produced in 1934. As much as Mr. Porter is known for his sophisticated lyrics, hes also known for his risqu, double-entendes. After all, this was the man who wrote Lets Do It, though that tune isnt a part of the score of Anything Goes. Yeah, hes pretty dirty, Mr. Fornara says. He really was. The key is, hes so natural. My whole life, Ive always viewed the word clever as kind of a negative. Someone whos clever to me is working too hard: too clever by half. But he does it without being annoying. Its just so free and easy and natural. The big appeal for this show is his music. Incredible songs. Everybody knows these songs. These are roles that everyone wants to play. Luckily, the people we have in these roles really have the ability to bring out the words. They know what words to hit, to bring it across to the audience. One of Mr. Fornaras most difficult challenges, though, is to find a balance where the tempo is lively enough, yet slow enough so the cast can articulate the words clearly, so the audience understands them. I dont want to fly through these numbers so quickly that any of the good jokes are lost, he says. He doesnt waste words. Everything is a highlight. He married text and music brilliantly. Theres nothing weak. The pieces fit. Its right. The show is right. Of all the shows Ive ever done, its certainly among the shows where the music and lyrics are paired the best. Anything Goes was one of the first musicals Mr. Fornara ever saw on Broadway, with Patti LuPone and Howard McGillis. It was the 1987 revival, the same version of the show The Naples Players will perform. It knocked me out, he says. Mr. Fornara is especially excited because the music was re-orchesrated for that revival. We had the first orchestra playthrough on Sunday, and it is so sweet. Its really a very beautiful and very subtle and classy arrangement. I think people are going to be knocked out by the band. Its simple and then at the same time, its complex. Im using four reeds, which I dont usually get to do. Its meaty, its delicious, its great, Mr. Fornara says, almost sounding like a verse from Its De-Lovely. ANYTHINGFrom page 1 If you go>>What: Anything Goes >>When: March 4-April 4 >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples >>Cost: $35 >>Information: Tickets are available at the Sugden Community Theatre box of ce, by phone at 263-7990, or at www.naplesplayers.orgCOURTESY PHOTO Mark Vanagas dips Mary Anne McKerrow in a scene from Anything Goes. Gaston Edmund in mid-dance 1 The lyrics are very natural His ly rics are incre d i bly c l ever, wit h o ut seeming mannered or overwritten, h e says He mentions Pyt h eas, w h o criticize d p oets whose works smelled of the l am p In other words, you could tell they were up until 5 in the morning making it absolutely perfect, he says. But what th is g uy d oes is h e writes t h is ri d icu l ous s tu ff that y ou would never expect, and it doesnt seem clunky, it doesnt seem o verwritten or overwroug h t. Its tota ll y natura l 2. Mr. Porter liked to p air unexp ected th i ngs i n h i s lyr i cs. M r. Fornara says Mr. Porter is known f or unexpected rhymes that often pair the s u bl ime wit h t h e ri d icu l ous. For exam pl e, i n Y o ur e t h e To p i n w hi c h th e s ongwriter c ompares h is l ove to a l on g l ist of varied things, including Gar b os salary, cellophane and broc c o l i, h e r h ymes Strauss wit h Mic k ey M ouse, an d t h e Ita l ian p oet Dante wit h Durant e He rhymes Fred Astaire with camem be rt. He pairs t h e su bl ime wit h t h e ri d icul ous, Mr. Fornara says, a dd in g h is f avorite examples o f that are in Anyt hing Goes where Mr. Porter pairs old h ymns wit h b are l im b s. Th e entire son g is suppose d to b e s ung by the character Reno, but f or The N aples Players production, Mr. F ornara decided to follow t he example o f the 1987 rev iv al We to ok t he openin g stanzas of Anythin g Goes a n d g ave t h ose l ines to t h e c h aracters who made the most sense saying those li ne s. So for example, Luke and John, the Ch inese converts to t h e minister, sin g old h y mns, whereas Erma, the little slut, s ings bare limbs. I think it works very well. In yet more examples of pairin g the s u bl ime wit h t h e ri d icu l ous, h e sa y s, M r. Porter f ollows u p Botticelli, Keats a nd Shell y with Ovaltine. The Zuide r Zee g oes wit h b rocco l i, an d t h e s te pp es of Russia are p aired with the p ants on a Rox y usher. But perhaps the f inest example o f pairin g the sublime with the ridiculous, Mr. Fornara su gg ests, i s i n Easy to Love when the character o f Billy sin g s, So s weet to waken with / so nice to sit down t o e gg s and bacon with. I think ( thats ) j ust brilliant, Mr. Forn a r a says. 3 Mr. Porters rh y mes f eel natural, b ut the y re not what y oud expect smoke / ours will still be oke, p ronounc i n g OK as if it were a word, not two l etters to b e spo k en. T h e same son g h as these two lines: When other f riendshi p s go up the crick/ours will still be slick. I k now peop l e say cric k b ut Im sure Co l e Porter d i d nt, Mr. Fornara sa y s. 4 Mr. Porter use d p uns There are lots o f gr eat pu ns within Mr. Porters l yr ics. Mr. Fornaras favori te occurs in the be g innin g of Its De l ove l y, w h en Hope sin g s T h is verse I started seems to m e/ The Tin-Pantithesis of a melody, combining the words Tin P an A ll ey an d antit h esis. I t h in k t h ats pr et ty extraor d ina ry Mr. Fornara sa ys 5 Mr. P o rt e r l oo k e d at w ords from d i fferent an gl es an d turne d l an g ua g e on its head. In h is ly r i cs h e d oes t h ese unexp ected sort o f switcheroos, looking at things f rom a not h er ang l e, Mr. Fornara sa y s. The l y rics for An yt h in g Goes b e gi n: Times have cha ng ed/And weve o ften rewound the clock, / Since t h e Puritans g ot a shock, / When the y landed on P l y mouth Rock./If toda y / A ny shock they should try to stem, / Stead of landin g on P l ym outh Rock, / P ly mouth Rock w o u ld l an d o n t he m. It see m s l i ke a s wit c he roo, where hes lookin g at lan g ua g e a di ff erent way, g ettin g a d ou bl e meanin g out of land, Mr. Fornara sa y s 6. M r. P or te r of te n us ed i nternal r hy mes R at h er t h an waitin g unti l the end o f a line to rh y me, he w ould put rhymes in the mi ddle o f his lines. In All Thou g h the Ni g ht, f or example, he writes: All throu g h the ni g ht/I deli g ht in your love a nd When dawn comes to awaken me, youre never there a y ouve forsaken m e o w s f all. A p rime exam pl Buddy Beware, w a g ain, t h e l itt l Fornara says s in C hristmas holida ys taking ways/And I m a nti pretty things S f rom Cartiers Actua lly t h er e r hyme, not only Cartiers but thi ng s a n d anti wit h Santy. T m ine ri gh t t h ere! Mr. F o 7. Mr. Porter w r lyr i cs. He was very forw a M r. Fornara sa y s. F or examp l e, in An y h e writ es : Goo d auth o o nce knew better wor d use four letter words /W anyt h in g g oes. H e also claims that today/That women priz e j ust silly gigolos. Mr. Porter d escri b e d a w g randma, whose a g e i night clubs is getting m gigolos and When m o and leave poor father / B e d ecide the y d rather be t anything goes. A nd in I Get a Kick O he mentions that alcohol dont affect him as much a of his love does. Prett y a c onsiderin g the musical w duced in 1 9 34. As much as Mr. Porter i s his so ph isticated ly rics, he s f or his ri sq u, double-ent e all, this was the man who w Do It, thou g h that tune is n t he score of Anythin g Go e Yeah, hes prett y dirt y s ays. He really was The ke y is, hes so n w hole life, Ive alwa y s vie w M ark Vanagas dips Ga ston Edmund i n mi d da n ce
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comTHE MUSIC GOURMET We might be in the midst of a dizzying economic downturn (a gentle way of saying depression), but at least 1,475 people, determined to have a great musical evening anyway, shelled out just shy of $150 per ticket in order to feast on Americas oldest and most heralded orchestra, the venerable New York Philharmonic Orchestra, with famed Maestro Lorin Maazel at the helm.Some two hours later, following a seemingly endless standing ovation, five returns to the center stage by Maazel and two unscheduled freebies (a blistering performance of Brahms Hungarian Symphony No. 5 and Georges Bizets Farandole from LArlesienne Suite #2), the evening at the Phil was over. Two of the evenings selections Mendelssohns haunting Overture to a Midsummer Nights Dream, Op. 21 (composed when Mendelssohn was not quite 18 years old) and Schumanns Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (on which he was still working at the time he began his long descent into madness) were gloriously performed, precisely what the doctor ordered to quell any anxieties in ones heart. And yet, how is it possible to listen to either of these performances without grieving because of the unfairness of the fates that so soon awaited each of the composers? Of what might have been, musically, had they not died so young? Mendelssohn, one of the greatest musical geniuses of all times, collapsed and died when he learned of the tragic death of his sister. He was but 38. And Schumann, the other glorious romantic, so happy one moment, so beset with self-doubt the other, was at the peak of his powers when, at 46, his long descent into madness ended. Mussorgsky, the third composer of the evening, was but 42 when he lost his battle with alcoholism. Grim statistics, indeed. But those statistics were worlds apart from what transpired on stage at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts as soon as Maazel began his distinctive quasi-saunter, bobbing head bent forward, while making his brisk walk to the podium. He scarcely took a moment to breathe before the performance was under way again, an approach decidedly unique to Maazel. The orchestra filled the stage nearly to overflowing. The sheer mass of the string section alone (nearly 40 violins, at least 10 violas, a dozen cellos and 10 basses) made the shimmering firefly effect of the Mendelssohn selection utterly magical. The piece was expertly nuanced from the moment the flutes simple notes opened the score, to the eventual but delicious bottom notes of the basses and the stridency of the horns, and then back to the simple opening stanza: the sprinkling of notes by the flutes, the shimmering fireflies as performed by the strings, and the magic of the moment was concluded. Again with but an instant to breathe, Maazel strode back onto the stage, mounted the podium, acknowledged the crowd and launched into Schumann, with which he most assuredly charmed the audience. It was during this glorious performance, wonderfully played without pause during the four movements, that I took notice of two things I do not recall ever having seen happen before. At least two of the orchestra members within my visual field had brought their purses on stage and in the midst of the second movement one of them reached over, pulled out her cell phone and turned it off! I was astonished by the presence of the purses, let alone a cell phone. As I pondered that while simultaneously engrossed in a superb presentation of the Schumann, I happened to glance right and, again to my astonishment, realized two people were clearly sound asleep. Thats not unheard of, I admit, but the womans head kept falling back over her seat, not forward, and she was snoring! Not that I have never fallen asleep while listening to great music, but certainly not in the middle of a concert hall during a great performance. I continued to watch the woman (I couldnt help it), and much to my astonishment, she managed to do the same thing following intermission, during Mussorgskys Pictures at an Exhibition. For those of you not familiar with the Mussorgsky, let me just say that being able to fall asleep when the volume is utterly deafening, the hammered chimes are gonging, and fortissimo seems soft. well, even I was speechless. Everyone else in the packed auditorium was glued to their seats, appearing to be transfixed by the hauntingly different music. When the number finally ended, the audience erupted. Maazel returned five times to acknowledge the enthusiasm then, again mounting his podium, here came first one, then a second encore, so energizing the audience I thought the applause would never cease. It was a most memorable evening of music, made even more special by the two unexpected bonuses. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Doubt Gulfshore Playhouse presents Doubt 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. Tickets start at $30; (866) 811-4111 or www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Love Letters The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents 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; 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Anything Goes The Naples Players perform Anything Goes Wednesday, March 4, through Saturday, April 4, at Sugden Community Theatre. Cole Porters 1930s musical crams a world of joyous archetypes aboard the oceanliner S.S. America, and then lets them collide happily. Tickets: $35 (adults), $10 (students); 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. TheatreZone, Jekyll & Hyde TheatreZone presents the musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde, starring Jason Kraack at 8 p.m. March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. March 7, 8 and 15 at The G&L Theatre, 13275 Livingston Road, Naples. Tickets: $35-$40; (888) 966-3352 or www. theatrezone-florida.com. All Shook Up Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents All Shook Up through Saturday, April 11. This musical comedy combines Elvis hits with a whole new story full of hilarious twists and turns. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Happy Days The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Happy Days A New Musical March 3-8. Based on the hit TV series, the show takes audiences back to 1959 Milwaukee, complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sockhoppin. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Alone Together Florida Repertory Theatre presents Alone Together, a witty comedy about a nest that wont stay empty, through March 8. 332-4488 or FloridaRep.org. Heidi Chronicles The Naples Players presents The Heidi Chronicles at Sugden Community Theatre through Feb. 28. Walk with Heidi through 25 years of American cultural history, watching this art historians mirthful and touching search for self. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Monday, Mar. 2 Saturday, Feb. 28 Friday, Feb. 27 Sunday, Mar. 1 This weeks symphony Thursday, Feb. 26 Wednesday, Mar. 4 Classical No. 4 The 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 performs with the orchestra. 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. Music Makers Enjoy the jazzy, big band sounds of the Music Makers in the band shell at Cambier Park beginning at 7 p.m. Band members include career professional musicians, music teachers, band directors and amateurs who passionately pursued their musical interests while working at other careers. Free; 213-3058. Queen of Cabaret The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Andrea Marcovicci in Ill Be Seeing You: Love Songs of World War II Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28. Known as the Queen of Cabaret, Ms. Marcovicci combines dramatic storytelling talents with an exquisite voice. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Farmers Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. behind Tommy Bahamas, featuring nearly 50 vendors with locally produced vegetables and fruits, jams, baked goods, seafood, and the best people watching in town. Free Outdoor Movie Bring the family for a free showing of Madagascar II outdoors under the band shell at Cambier Park. Show time is 7 p.m.; 213-3058. Jazz All-Stars BIG ARTS welcomes Ed Polcer and his Jazz All-Stars at 8 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Explore the golden age of swing jazz in the smoky clubs of New York. The evening intersperses music with narrative, a bit of nostalgia and humor. Tickets: $36-$41; 3950900, www.bigarts.org or e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org. Slow Food Greenmarket Savor the flavors of local organic and sustainable produce, seafood and more at the first Slow Food Southwest Florida Greenmarket from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Robb & Stucky Interiors, 13170 S. Cleveland Ave., in Fort Myers. There will be live entertainment and cooking demonstrations throughout the day; www. slowfoodsouthwestflorida.org. Painters and Potters Naples Backyard History presents Painters and a Potter, an afternoon with six of Naples most collectable artists Jerry Vallez, Phil Fisher, Jim Rice, Paul Arsenault, Natlie Guess and Jeff Fessesden from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Clay Place, 1555 Shadowlawn Drive; 775-1078. Nature Talk on the City Pier Stop by for a free lesson in local nature at 1 p.m. on the City Pier. This weeks topic: Black skimmers; 213-3058. Dinner and a show Naples City Improv and Frascatis Italian Restaurant join forces for good food and lots of laughs. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show (two acts with a 15-minute intermission) begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10; food and drink purchases are additional. 6820638 for reservations. High school music night Carrabbas night at Estero High School benefits the schools music department. The jazz band entertains during dinner seatings at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10; 250-5899 or 994-0219 or www. esteromusicdepartment.com. Third on Canvas gala The Naples Art Association presents its Third on Canvas gala and art auction beginning at 6 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. Tickets for $95 include buffet and wine and $20 purchasing incentive. 262-6517. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music by various entertainers as you stroll between the shops and galleries around Third Street South from 6-9 pm. In the courtyard in front of Tonys Off Third, check out the jazz and bossa nova sounds of Sonny and Perley. 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Mondays are Rib Day Thursdays are Prime Rib EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Mon-Thus (4-6) 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. 472-6862 or theschoolhousetheater.com. Bluegrass Fest The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents the Palmgrass Bluegrass Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero. Tickets: $10 (free for children 11 and younger); 248-8906 or www. palmgrass.com. Gulf Coast Big Band Enjoy the big sounds of the Gulf Coast Big Band during a free concert from 2-4 p.m. in the community band shell at Cambier Park in downtown Naples; 213-3058. The Film Discussion See Barbarians at the Gate and participate in a discussion about one of the nastiest Wall Street deals ever: the 1987 takeover battle for RJR Nabisco. Moderator is Donald Pomerantz. The program, part of the Florida Gulf Coast University Renaissance Academy, takes place from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Naples Center of FGCU; 590-1095 for reservations and more information. Mardi Gras Mambo The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Mardi Gras Mambo: The Neville Brothers and Dr. John & The Lower 911. The Neville Brothers are New Orleans First Family of Funk; Dr. John is a four-time Grammy Award-winner whose music blends voodoo mysticism, rhythm and blues, rock and Creole; 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Underground Art Wednesday Roam from art gallery to studio on the North Naples Arts Alliance monthly Underground Art Wednesday tour. Fourteen artists studios and five galleries in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park (north of Pine Ridge Road between Airport Pulling and Taylor roads) are open from 6-9 p.m., many with refreshments and demonstrations. For a complete list of galleries/ studios, call 821-1061. Maps are handed out at each gallery. An Evening With The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts An Evening With... Clarita Filgueiras, the Best of Flamenco from 7-9 p.m. Music, dance, and the history of flamenco dancing combine for a marvelous night entertainment; 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Movie Night AIA Florida Southwest American Institute of Architects presents a free showing of A Child of the Sun beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Town Center outside in the Market Place (near Borders). Michael Miners film documents the West Campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla., which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS COMMENTARY Doubt: A Parable is a play that, when done well, takes you on an emotional roller-coaster, making you switch your sympathies from character to character with each new revelation.The playwrights intention is to create doubt in the viewers, and by doing so, have them examine the nature of doubt and certainty, why we hold the beliefs we do. The actions set in a parochial school in the Bronx in 1964. Sister Aloysius, the principal, suspects Father Flynn of molesting the schools lone African-American student. She asks Sister James, a young, nave nun, to report anything that seems suspicious. Though she has nothing concrete upon which to base her suspicions, Sister Aloysius then goes after the priest, vowing to have him thrown out of the school and the priesthood. The play won numerous awards on Broadway, including a Tony for best play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A movie version, written and directed by the playwright, John Patrick Shanley, opened in December. So its understandable why Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples wanted to stage this groundbreaking play. But unfortunately the opening night performance wasnt as powerful as it couldve been or shouldve been. It starts out slowly, and the pacing seems off. Finally, mid-show, when Sister Aloysius questions the priest, something kicks in, and the show seems to have more energy. (Adding to the problem was the unresponsive audience, who didnt seem to recognize the humor in much of the dialogue.) Director Kristen Coury has said she wants to present a new interpretation of Doubt. But this milder, tamer telling of the tale seems to have removed the teeth from this incredible play. Sister Aloysius, as played by Broadway veteran Dale Soules, seems like a kindly older nun who just wants to hold onto the ways of the past. And Father Flynn, as played by Tony-nominated actor Alan Campbell, comes across like a petulant boy, not a possible pedophile. There should be sparks flying when these two are on stage together. Actually, sparks should be flying long before. Sister Aloysius is a woman at war with the world, dead-certain shes right and everyone else is wrong. She keeps discipline by making students terrified of her. But we see none of that sterness, none of that starch. Ms. Soules, whos been in numerous Broadway shows, certainly has the skills to play a powerful Sister Aloysius. Note, for example, toward the end of the play, her tapping, impatient finger, and how her mouth twists, as if shes just bit into something sour. But it appears she was directed to hold back, and so shes not half the fearful character she could be. Mr. Campbells Father Flynn is an arrested adolescent. He seems to get by on boyish charm, though hes not above giving pointed sermons at Mass to chastise Sister Aloysius. At times, when hes downstage, the lightings so stark his eyes are totally hidden in shadow, giving him an unsettling, sinister look. At first I thought it was Doubt done noir style, but its just a matter of blocking that needs to be readjusted. Curtis Lee Jones lighting is best with Sister James (Elizabeth A. Davis.) Her face seems to glow from within, like a Van Eyck painting, emphasizing her innocence and purity. And what a treasure this actor is! During this show, her character goes through a crisis of faith, and we can see every painful struggle on her face. In fact, initially I thought Ms. Coury had intentionally staged the play so it would focus on Sister James and her spiritual journey, because thats where the most NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Weak directing muddies Doubt tension and conflict are for much of the play. Ms. Davis makes us care about her character. Patricia Idlette reprises the role of Mrs. Muller, the mother of the student who may have been molested. (She played the role last season in Florida Repertory Theatres flawless production.) Its a small but powerful role, and Ms. Idlette makes the most of it. She packs it with emotion: love for her son, confusion over why shes been called into the principals office, fear that her childs future may be harmed by a nun with an agenda. Theres a lot of tension within the character; she has to show respect yet also stand up for her son. And its a role filled with revelations; as Mrs. Muller insists, she knows more about how things are than Sister Aloysius does. In this one scene, Mr. Shanley succinctly presents not only the hierarchy of the church (men are in control) but the hierarchy of society in the s (whites are in control). And in Mrs. Muller, he also gives voice to the audiences concerns: if the priest is in the wrong, why isnt he being punished, instead of the boy? Will the student be sacrificed in order to get the priest? Does Sister Aloysius have a vendetta against the priest? And why is she going after him if she has no concrete proof? Set designer Matt Flynn did the most he could with the small space available. He divided the stage in two: one half is a church courtyard, the other half the principals office, complete with a picture of the pope and one of Mother Seton, who founded their order. Original costumes are by Roberta Malcolm, who created them for the Florida Rep production. Doubt is a rich play, filled with nuance and power. Unfortunately, this production somehow lacks the necessary tension and build-up, so the payoff, at the end, isnt as strong as it couldve been. >>What: Doubt: A Parable >>When: Through March 1 >>Where: The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Avenue South, Naples >>Cost: $30 and up >>Info: Call (866) 811-4111 or go to www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org If you go Sister Aloysius (Dale Soules) and Sister James (Elizabeth A. Davis). 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING The mission of the Community Foundation of Collier County is to provide strategic philanthropy to donors and nonprofits to strengthen our community forever. We serve both sides of this strategic equation: those who give, and those who serve. In this role, the foundation has carved out a unique role in community philanthropy. Some people call us a philanthropic broker for Collier County. Below are 10 reasons why thousands of individuals, nonprofits, corporations and private foundations use a community foundation. 1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community.2. Our professional program staff has broad expertise in community issues and needs.3. We provide highly personalized services tailored to individuals charitable and financial interests. 4. Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about. 5. We accept a wide variety of assets, and can facilitate the most complex forms of giving. 6. We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving. 7. We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under federal law. 8. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants. 9. We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies. 10. We are a community leader, convening nonprofits and donors around issues, and coordinating resources to make positive change. Mary George is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County.The Eleanor B. Sweet FundEstablished in 2003The Community Foundation was honored to receive a most generous $8 million bequest from longtime Naples resident Eleanor Sweet. By entrusting her estate to the foundation, Ms. Sweet ensured that her assets would work forever for the benefit of the community and the causes she loved. Her longtime companion Norm Jackson recalls Ms. Sweets desire to help make her community the very best place to live. Ellie was involved in the Naples community from the very early years, Mr. Jackson says. Her wish was to help the people in the community she loved. He recalls the in-depth research they did to find the best way Ms. Sweet could guarantee her requests would be followed on a perpetual basis.We arrived at the conclusion that the format of the Community Foundation would best ensure Ellies charitable intent, Mr. Jackson says. The foundations board of trustees will award annual grants to the charities Eleanor identified in her will, as well as unrestricted grants for community needs as they arise. The foundation is most grateful for Eleanors vision and her confidence in our stewardship.With assets of more than $51 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985 the foundation has granted $30 million back to the community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www. cfcollier.org. Top 10 reasons why you should use the Community FoundationBY MARY GEORGE _______________Special to Florida Weekly FOCUS ON FOUNDATION FUND HOLDERS tables chairs sofas dressers desks artwork accessories NO NEED TO SHOP ANYWHERE ELSEGreat selection of home accents, framed art, lamps, mirrors . Living room sets, bedding, headboards, dining room tables, bar stools . End tables, coffee tables, night stands, consoles . .Visit us in our new location!Twice the Space.Greater Selection.764 9th Street North Naples, FL 34102 239.263.0717 www.conservancy.org Monday-Saturday 10am 4pm BEST VALUES! UPSCALE RESALE Furniture & More PUZZLE ANSWERS The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre invites playwrights in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties to submit their original nonmusical plays to An Evening of New Plays 2009 Contest. Plays must be 10 to 30 minutes long. Up to three finalists will staged later this year in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. Deadline for entries is May 31. Submissions should be mailed to New Plays Contest, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. South, Naples 34102. For more information, contact Joan Laughlin at 434-4192 or venus46@ naples.net. New play contest entries wanted
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 C11 COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK The Inauguration of Barack Obama: A Moment in History There already have been a few commemorative DVDs of President Obamas inauguration day, but this offering by ABC News is the best of the bunch. Not only do you get all the big highlights like the Oath of Office, Aretha Franklins performance of My Country, Tis of Thee and the Inaugural Address, but you also get Obamas election-night acceptance speech and the Oaths of Office of every president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. Other features on the DVD include Barbara Walters November 2008 interview with Barack and Michelle Obama, the Obamas hosting the Neighborhood Ball and their first dance, and an interview with Beyonce, to mention a few. FOR THE COMICS ENTHUSIAST Wonder Woman This is the fourth in a series of direct-to-DVD movies from DC Comics. The previous three, Superman: Doomsday, Justice League: New Frontier and Batman: Gotham Knight were all high-quality productions with great animation, celebrity voice work and solid scripts.Keri Russell stars as the voice of Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) in this original story of how pilot Steve Trevor (Nathan Fillion) crash lands on Island Themyscira, a remote and uncharted isle populated by Amazons. Diana must compete with the other women of the island to escort Trevor back to the world of men. Also in the cast are Alfred Molina as Ares the God of War, Virginia Madsen as Dianas mother and Rosario Dawson as Dianas nemesis Artemis.From what Ive seen, Wonder Woman looks like it will maintain the same high standards of its DC DVD predecessors, and Im looking forward to adding it to my animation collection.TV SERIES ER The Complete Tenth Season 7th Heaven The Eighth Season Nash Bridges The Second Season The Hills The Complete Fourth Season The Return of Man from U.N.C.L.E. SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob vs. the Big One Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares My Two Dads Season One Smurfs Vol. 1 Tuesday: Ladies Night with Happy Hour drink specials for the ladies starting at 8 pm. Sunday: HOSPITALITY NIGHT 1/2 price PIZZA 8-10 pmNightly Specials:Monday 40 Wings $5.00 Nachos $3.00 Margaritas Tuesday 3 Course Italian Night $14.99 $10.00 off any bottle of wine $5.00 house wine glass ThursdayHalf price pizzas $5.00 Any Frozen Drink FridayFish Fry $12.95 $5.00 Jager BombsSaturday12oz Prime Rib Dinner $14.95 $5.00 Bloody MarysWednesday Crab Night $5.00 Long Island Ice TeaHappy Hour M-F 4-7 pm $2 Drafts & $4 Wells Stoneys Steakhouse is reminiscent of the Old Style Chicago Steakhouse where everyone feels like family.Wednesday 1/2 price Steak Night 12 oz. NY strip $21.95Tuesday & Thursday prime rib night $21.95Monday & Friday great seafood night 1 Live Maine Lobster $27.00 Colossal Alaskan King Crab Legs -$36.00 Surf n Turf (lobstertail and prime rib) $46.00All entrees include salad and choice of potatoOpen 7 days a week 489 Bayfont | 239.530.2225 | www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples (next to Roys) Open 7 Days a week Prices, menu items and hours are subject to change. SERVING NIGHTLY 5:00 11:00 RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED PRIVATE CORPORATE DINING 28-50 PEOPLE OUTDOOR CATERING ATBAYFRONT PLAZA 200-400 PEOPLE BAYFRONT 403 BAYFRONT PLACE NAPLES, FL 34102 239.435.9353WWW.STONEYSTEAKHOUSE.COM Stoneys Steakhouse features only Prime-Dry Aged Beef and the freshest seafood & live Maine Lobster STONEYSSTEAKHOUSE S Dry Aged Prime Beef Fresh Florida Red Snapper Live Maine Lobster Tableside Carved Prime Rib Beef Wellington Tournedos ala Gorgonzola Tournedos Au Poivre Bananas Foster Tableside Shelly ShannonMon.6-9 pm Nevada Wilkens Tues: 6-9 pmWendy & CompanyWed. & Sat. 6-9pmRobert WilliamsonThurs. 7-11pm Fri. 7-11:30pm Sun. 7-11pm13 Plasmas 130 Big Screen TV $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 3/15/09 Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant P IZZA OR PASTA ALL YOU CAN EAT $ Monday-Thursday 4-7pm *For a limited time. Dine-in Only with Soup or Salad and homemade bread
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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. CelebrityWaiter Dinner WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 @ 7:00PM THE BIG CYPRESS CLUB @ GERMAIN ARENAThe special evening includes: $75 per guest 948-7825 TheatreZone announces its 2009 lineup, The Lost Treasures of Broadway, consisting of three shows that will be presented at The G&L Theatre on the campus of The Community School of Naples.Jekyll & HydeThe first show is Jekyll & Hyde, an evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil. Performances will be the evenings of March 5-7, 11-12 and 13-14, and the afternoons of March 7-8 and 15. A musical theatre phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde attracted legions of loyal fans even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run. The play is based on Robert Louis Stevensons classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his fathers mental illness lies in the separation of mans evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. Jekyll & Hyde has a lush, romantic pop score that includes the hit songs This Is The Moment and Someone Like You. Starring in the TheatreZone production is Jason Kraack, who played Jean Val Jean on the national tour of Les Miserables. Mr. Kraack appeared in TheatreZones 2008 production of Evita opposite Andrea McArdle (Broadways original Annie).You Dont Know MeMs. McArdle performs in concert for the second production of the TheatreZone season. In You Dont Know Me, she combines her feminine charms and her playful side with American songbook gems and popclassics of her generation. The New York Times has written about Ms. McArdle: With a stage resume loaded with musicals set in the past, Andrea McArdle has never played a contemporary New York gal on Broadway, but in a cabaret setting shes all Manhattan sass and style. Her voice is matched by her love of many different musical styles. Dates for You Dont Know Me are the evenings of April 23-25 and the afternoon of April 26.Tommy, the classic rock operaPeter Townshends tale of a boys journey from pain to triumph is perhaps the most electrifying evening of rock n roll ever to play in a theater. After witnessing the accidental murder of his mothers lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia. As the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, hes discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar. Translated to the state, the classic s rock opera by The Who has a crossgenerational appeal that has made it a smash-hit around the world. Dates for Tommy are the evenings of June 11-13 and 17-20, and the afternoons of June 13-14 and 21. Tickets for TheatreZone performances are $35-$40. Group rates are available. For information and reservations, call (888) 966-3352 or visit www.theatrezone-florida.com. Three musicals make a season for TheatreZoneCOURTESY PHOTO Andrea McArdle in concert, You Dont Know MeCOURTESY PHOTO Jekyll & Hyde starring Jason Kraack
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C16 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Special Guest Short-Term Membership Program *Fees vary depending on membership months; extra days are prorated. **The maximum membership period is 12 months over two years. 18520 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 www.MiromarLakes.comFor additional information contact:Ken McMaster, PGA, Director of Golf & Membership (239) 481-5721MONTHLY FEES JANUARY THROUGH MARCH $2,220 FOR SINGLES $3,300 FOR COUPLES* (Cart fee included) ** A taste of music, song and dance from the Emerald Isle comes to the Norris Center when Kennedys Kitchen performs Friday evening, March 6. Show time is 7:30 p.m. for the one-night-only appearance. Kennedys Kitchen grew out of 10 years of making music together at traditional Irish siesuns (Gaelic for session) at Lulus Caf in South Bend, Ind. The Norris Center concert will feel much like one of those traditional jam sessions, with songs intermingled with stories, jokes and tall tales. Musical selections will range from rowdy toe-tappers to sweet and sentimental ballads. Kennedys Kitchen is comprised of Kennedys Kitchen sure to heat up Norris Center with Irish jam sessionKennedys KitchenCOURTESY PHOTO John Kennedy (vocals, guitar, tin whistle, bouzouki, bodhran and banjo), Nolan Ladewski (tin whistle, low D and other whistles), Bob Harke (guitar, bodhran, and vocals), Chris OBrien (Fiddle, tenor banjo, mandolin and vocals) and Rob Weber (bass). They perform all over the country and have three acclaimed albums to their credit. Kennedys Kitchen is sure to fill the Norris Center with spirited song and a little luck o the Irish. Tickets for $30 are available by calling the Norris Center at 213-3049. The Norris Center is at 755 Eighth Avenue South, in downtown Naples.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 A&E FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 The North Naples Arts Alliance invites art aficionados and novices, decorators and designers to explore their neighborhood of artists studios and galleries as part of Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Fourteen artists studios and five galleries north of Pine Ridge Road between Taylor and Airport Pulling roads will be open for tours, many offering artist demonstrations and discussions plus refreshments. Brochures and maps leading visitors to the next stop on the tour will be available at each participating gallery or studio.Since last months tour, Jujo Studio, formerly at Artisans Plaza on Shirley Street, and Juliet Araujo have moved to a new, larger location at 6088 Taylor Road. Painter and ceramicist Joan Eshkenazi has established her studio at NONA Gallery & Studio in the Sunshine Corporate Center at 2079 J&C Blvd.At Rosen Gallery & Studios in North Line Plaza, 2172 J&C Blvd., featured artists Nili Leichter and Alexandra McCurdy will make presentations beginning at 7 p.m. For more information about Underground Art Wednesday, call 821-1061. See Underground Art March 4 Enjoy dinner on the eld with members of the Boston Red Sox at this unique bene t for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida! Presented by Sports Adventures, the 12th Annual Diamond Dinner is a one-of-a-kind event. This special evening o ers you a chance to dine on a delicious meal provided by Outback Steakhouse and meet members of the Boston Red Sox! You can also participate in an interactive sports panel discussion and exciting auction right on the eld!Dont miss it!Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 6:00 p.m. (Event begins two hours after game ends) City of Palms Park $375 for a table of eight $50 per adult $20 per child under 10 Call 239-985-3574 for information and reservations! & Hosted by: F M, Fbtn Presented by:In the event of inclement weather or extreme circumstances, please consider your payment a donation to the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation and The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Tickets to the ball game are NOT included. Autographs cannot be guaranteed. join us for ON THE FIELD OF DREAMS! dinner Naples 591-0733On US 41 1/4 mile south of Vanderbilt Beach Road. Look for the large American Flag.Bonita Springs 948-7444On US 41 1/2 way between Bonita Beach Rd. & Corkscrew Rd. in front of Regal CinemasCall ahead seating year round $99 $99$99 $99$99 Youll score big with the Best Specials in Town 72ndMarch 5th thru 7th 9 a.m. is is a juried Scienti c & Artistic Show.Outside: Shell Crafts, shells, food for sale. FREE Inside: Scienti c and Artistic Show. $3 donation Shell Fair Ra e: Prizes valued over $4,500 Sanibel Shell Fair Show Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 283-7417 Scienti c Judges: Emilio F. Garcia Ph D Harry G. Lee MDArtistic Judges: Anne Jo e, Sanibel Barbara Lawmaster, NaplesBook signing with: FREE PARKING
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 A&E FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra is joining more than 200 orchestras across the country as part of the Orchestras Feeding America National Food Drive. From March 10-15, during Pops #3, Viva Las Vegas, the orchestra will collect canned goods and non-perishable items at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. All donations will benefit local charitable organizations. The food drive is being held in conjunction with the release of The Soloist, a film based on the true story about a Juilliard-trained cellist with schizophrenia who becomes homeless and is helped by a Los Angeles Times columnist. Viva Las Vegas will feature the orchestra and a cast of Vegas-style guest artists, including Martin Preston as Liberace, performing such songs as Luck Be A Lady, Viva Las Vegas, The Lady Is A Tramp, Fly Me To The Moon and Ive Got You Under My Skin. The concerts will be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, March 10-14, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15. Those who have tickets are welcome to bring their donations to the performance; if you dont have a ticket for Pops #3 but would still like to participate, donations can be dropped off at the Philharmonic Center near the box office in front of the lobby anytime between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. March 10-15. The Philharmonic Center in located at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. in Naples. For more information, call 597-1900. Naples Philharmonic in tune with nationwide food drive Forticketsandinformation, call597-1900or visitwww.thephil.orgorourBoxOffice VISITTHE PATTY&JAYBAKERSouthwestFloridaspremierartmuseum.Threefloors.30,000squarefeet. Currentexhibitionsinclude:NAPLESMUSEUMOFART5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108 Tuesday-Saturday,10a.m.-4p.m. Sunday,noon-4p.m. $12adult,$6student WendellCastle, StarSeriesDesk, 1993 Wood,oilpaint 72hx54wx32d FromEnvironmentalSeriesTHEMOUSEHOUSE: WORKSFROMTHEOLGA HIRSHHORNCOLLECTION AMERICANMODERNISM MODERNMEXICANMASTERS MASTERSOFMINIATURETHROUGHJUNE28VISITTHEMUSEUM SHOPTHEMUSEUMSTORE DINEATTHEGARDENCAF SEEITTODAY! LIVINGWITHSTUDIOFURNITURE: COLLECTIONOFROBERT ANDCAROLYNSPRINGBORNAnexquisitecollectionoffunctionalart featuringcabinets,tables,chairs,clocks, lamps,glass,paintingsandmuchmore.ROCKWELL& MORE!THEBAROQUEWORLDOFFERNANDOApproximately100artworksarefeaturedinthisextraordinaryretrospectiveof Colombianneo-figurativeartistFernandoBotero.Theexhibitionincludespaintings, sculptureinbronzeandmarble,pastels,drawingsandwatercolors. THROUGHMAY3TheBaroqueWorldofFernandoBoteroisorganizedandcirculatedbyArtServicesInternational,Alexandria,VirginiaNORMAN AMERICANIMAGISTBOTEROFernandoBotero, TheFirstLady (detail),1989, oiloncanvas,841/2X69, PrivateCollection.FeaturingeachofRockwells321 SaturdayEveningPostcoversalong withmorethan30originaloilpaintings andotherworks. THROUGHAPRIL11GuestCurator:JudyGoffmanCutler OrganizedbyAmericanIllustratorsGallery,NewYorkCityand TheNationalMuseumofAmericanIllustration,Newport,R.I. GenerouslyunderwritteninpartbyFriendsofArtatthe NaplesMuseumofArtandananonymousdonor NORMANROCKWELL(1894-1978), TheTrumpetPlayer, 1931,oiloncanvas.34x28inches,signedlowerleft, SaturdayEveningPostcover,November7,1931,Photo:Courtesy AmericanIllustratorsGallery,NewYorkCityandNational MuseumofAmericanIllustration.November7,1931SEPS InvestmentsHigh-YieldThe Biscayne Series Impact Replacement Window. FREE blown-in attic insulation with minimum 8 windows. Been sticker shocked by other companies? Give us a call. Best Price. Quality Work. Guaranteed. STORM CONTROL CONTRACTING CALL NOW! 239-784-4739FL. License #SCC1311F0282 Formerly HAIR CLASSICS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 A&E C21 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 25th The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Feb 26th November at The Red Barn Theatre Feb 27th GardenFest Key WestFeb 28th 7th Annual Key West Boat Show and Nautical Market 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 at the Naples Masters Art Festival. His collection includes hardwood sofas and recliners, coffee tables, footstools, mirrors and dining sets. Mr. Brace has been interested in woodworking since he was 13 years old. He moved to Naples in 2001 from Wells, Vt., after completing a 4-year, 8,000-hour apprenticeship in fine woodworking with master furniture maker William Laberge. He continued working with Mr. Laberge after completing the apprenticeship for two more years, before deciding to strike out on his own. Today, he holds true to the art of fine furniture by designing and building only custom pieces from cherished rough boards. Fine furniture should be made with the thought that it will be passed on to future generations, the artist believes. Each piece I create goes through many steps in order to achieve the standards to be deemed fine furniture from thoughtfully selecting the finest lumber for its grain flow and color continuity, to applying a hand-rubbed oil finish, everything is taken into consideration to ensure that the finished piece is spectacular, he promises. All of his pieces are constructed using traditional mortise-and-tendon joinery, which maximizes the strength of the lumber while making the piece pleasing to the eye. He never uses a nail, rather creates his fine furniture in the old way of doing things with glues, clamps and pegs. Upon completion, each piece is signed and dated. Mr. Brace is a member of the United Arts Council of Collier County and the Naples Art Crafters. Boulderbrooks Mr. Simmons is well-known for spotting new talent. He specializes in smaller art shows, limits the number and quality of artists and is committed to just 12 shows annually. The Naples Masters Art Festival will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8. There will be a $2 per person suggestion donation at the door to benefit The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Parking is abundant and free. For more information, contact Boulderbrook Productions at 293-9448 or visit www.boulderbrook.net. FURNITUREFrom page 1 North Goodlette Farmers Market every SAT. 8am-12North Naples United Methodist Church 6000 North Goodlette Rd.(Between Pine Ridge Rd & Orange Blossom)249-9480
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Wine picks of the week >>Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2007: Torbreck gets its name from the forest in Scotland where Mr. Powell once worked as a woodcutter. The wine is inky ruby in color with dark berry and cherry nose, and cola and spices mixed with the cherry and blackberry avors. About $16. >>Torbreck The Steading 2006: Named after an Edinburgh pub, mostly grenache with Shiraz and mataro (mourvedre), aged in oak for 22 months. Deep red, with raspberry, cherry and Asian spice on the nose. Vivid red and dark berry avors with a long sweet nish. About $35. >>Peter Lehmann Seven Surveys SMG 2007: This classic Rhone blend of shiraz, grenache and mourvedre is from old vines and is vibrant red with soft aromas of dark cherries and some mourvedre spice at the end. Medium in body and well balanced. About $25. >>Peter Lehmann Mentor Cabernet Sauvignon 2004: Big dark colors of black and purple, with black currants and violets on the nose. This needs to breathe a bit and will last quite a while in your cellar. About $40. jimMcCRACKEN email@example.com C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY February brings bumper crop of winemakers to Southwest Florida VINO NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME BLU Naples Ph 239.403.9901 1170 3rd Street South The Plaza Olde Naples (Just up the stairs from Sea Salt Restaurant)www.blusushi.com11:30-2:00Winner of Who says Florida doesnt have seasons? Theres hurricane season. Love bug season. And, shortly after license plates start changing colors in December, theres festival season. This year, two February wine fests mean a bumper crop of vintners in Southwest Florida. Among those whove already made appearances this month are two from Australias Barossa Valley: David Powell of Torbreck Vintners and Doug Lehmann of Peter Lehmann Wines. After the Naples Winter Wine Festival, Mr. Powell poured his wines at Bacchus Restaurant in the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, and Mr. Lehmann paid a visit to Tonys off Third in Naples. Both companies red wines are mostly based on Rhone grape varieties shiraz, grenache and mataro (a.k.a. mourvedre). While they share winemaking philosophies, each has his individual style with these powerful grapes.Because of the Barossa Valleys warm climate, Mr. Powell told me, his wines are going to be on the bigger side. But in saying that, he added, I think there is no excuse for making wines that are over the top in alcohol or without balance and structure. I make wines that best suit the Barossa wines with a sense of place from where the grapes were grown and (that dont) necessarily reflect the winemakers hand.Mr. Powell thinks its a good thing that wines with high alcohol content 14.5 percent and higher are declining in popularity. Customers now seem more interested in wines that have some finesse and balance and the ability to age, he said. Although I never ask people if they have a favorite child, I did inquire if Mr. Powell is partial to a particular wine. The Steading is my favorite, he said, not only because it is Grenache-based, but because it is a much more food-friendly wine and something you can drink every day. He said he also fond of The RunRig, Torbrecks flagship shiraz, because it comes from eight of the oldest shiraz vineyards in the world. Torbreck owns several vineyards and buys grapes from growers; Mr. Lehmann buys nearly all of his companys grapes from Barossa Valley growers with whom it has long-term relationships. We like to purchase grapes because we feel the grower can do his best growing the grapes and we do our best making the wine, he said. Mr. Lehmann told me his favorite wine is his Stonewell Shiraz. This is a rich powerful wine made from old Barossa vineyards, some over 100 years old. He also likes his dry and flinty white reserve Riesling. Mr. Lehmann sees consumers tastes changing as well. Were seeing reductions in the use of oak to age the wine, he said, adding he tries to pack as much fruit into the flavor as possible. Our philosophy is that it is all about quality. In the American market we used to see a lot of critter wines from Australia, referring to lowerpriced brands with animals on the label. We want to tell the story with our wines that Australia also makes excellent midpriced and upper-end wines and that these are affordable. Torbrecks Mr. Powell has a similar philosophy. American wine consumers need to know the difference between beveragequality wine and serious wine, he said. Unfortunately, Australia has made a name for itself with low-priced, beverage-quality wine. We want to try to change consumers views on what great wines we have from Australia. Judging from the wines they poured at their tastings, this should be an easy task.FYI its OTBNHave a bottle of wine youve been saving for someday? That day could be this Saturday, the annual Open That Bottle Night. Wall Street Journal wine writers Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher created the event. In their book, Tastings: Savoring a Storied Evening The Many Ways to Celebrate Open That Bottle Night; Sediment and Sentiment, they say: We invented OTBN for a simple reason: All of us, no matter how big or small our wine collections, have that single bottle of wine we simply can never bear to open. So, how do you participate in OTBN? First and most important, grab that bottle you are saving. Dont worry about whether its over the hill. This event is about the memories, not about the liquid itself. 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In an ongoing effort to promote dining at locally owned and operated restaurants, the Naples Originals have launched a blog aimed at engaging food lovers to read and talk about the joys of dining out. Introduced earlier this month, www. eatoriginal.blogspot.com currently has items about the Naples Farmers Market, a note of praise for the site from renowned restaurant writer John Mariani (of Esquire and Wine Spectator, among other venerable publications), and a response to Suze Ormans advice on Oprah that Americans stop eating in restaurants for a month. Beth Preddy, whose public relations firm represents Naples Originals, responds to Orman with the following: We deeply disagree with your advice to stop eating at restaurants in a dire economy. Quite the opposite. We recommend that we wisely and responsibly budget our dollars for a most worthy cause ourselves, our neighbors, our community and DINE OUT at a locally-owned, independent restaurant. Naples Originals, whose members include Alexanders; Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro; Noodles; Bamboo Caf and Bleu Provence, works to promote the importance and unique nature of independent restaurants. For more on the group, visit www.naplesoriginals.com.Greenmarket set for SaturdayA unique market event takes place Saturday in Fort Myers. Slow Food Southwest Florida, which has members from Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, holds its first Greenmarket with a host of local organic and sustainable produce and seafood, jams, honey, soap and other products. People will have the opportunity to actually shake the hand that feeds them and talk to and ask questions of the farmer who grew the food, says Rose ODell King, president of Slow Food Southwest Florida. The market will feature produce grown within 50 miles on small family farms, she says, adding, We have meticulously inspected every single farm so people can be confident with their purchases. The goal is to connect area residents interested in buying local products with the people who offer them. There are many seasonal residents here who dont realize that this is our growing season, Ms. King says. Slow Food Southwest Florida is dedicated to establishing a local food community made up of farmers who grow our food, consumers who make educated choices about where their food comes from and restaurateurs who prepare our food, sourcing locally. Greenmarket vendors include: Andys Island Seafood, Back to Basiks, ECHO Nursery, 55 Degrees Cool Wine and Cheese, Happy Body Organic Soaps, Lees Bees and Worden Farm. Visitors will also see demonstrations and learn about composting, beekeeping and other subjects. Chefs from Mad Takeout and Tastees Island Cafe as well as Eric Truglas (previously of Bonita Bay and Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa) will prepare and sell various dishes. And, at 11 a.m., Robb & Stucky will hold a green seminar, featuring designer Tye Matteson along with vendors of various eco-friendly products. Slow Food Southwest Florida is a chapter of Slow Food USA. Members believe that pleasure and quality in everyday life can be achieved by slowing down, respecting the convivial traditions of the table and celebrating the diversity of earths bounty. The Greenmarket will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at Robb & Stucky, 13170 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. For more information, visit the groups Web site at www.slowfoodsouthwestflorida.com. Kids benefit from wine festWith a more affordable price tag than the formidable Naples Winter Wine Festival, but the same worthy goal to help local children, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest takes place this weekend, with dinners at private homes Friday night and the grand tasting and auction set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 4, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR 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. 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. Thursday, March 5, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Shelling Out with the Girls is a cooking class with Annie DePiero, who will prepare warm shellfish salad, ragout of seafood on a bed of spinach rice and simple mussels, assisted by two members of the class; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt; 514-4663. Saturday, March 7, 7-9 p.m., 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. Sunday, March 8, 3-4 p.m., The von Liebig Art Center: Greg Shapiro of Tastebuds Custom Catering conducts Coupon Shopping Without Coupons, explaining how consumers can evaluate purchases to ensure they get the best value; $45, 585 Park St.; 262-6517, ext. 102. Monday, March 9, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Join Chef Kristina San Filippo as she prepares a sampling of traditional Irish fare; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 3902222. Tuesday, March 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Haskells The Wine People: Learn to cook Southern Italian cuisine with chef Vincenzo Betulia (four courses plus four wines); $85, 2021 Pine Ridge Road; 254-1120. Tuesday, March 10, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: A Gaelic Twist, with Annie DePiero preparing a traditional Irish Dinner for St. Patricks Day, including dingle pies, Irish lamb stew, champ (potatoes and onions) and tricolor cheesecake; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt; 514-4663. Tuesday, March 10, and Friday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., Flemings Steakhouse: The Vintage Rock Wine Dinner features wines from Mick Fleetwood and B.R. Cohn, whose Doobie Red honors his years as manager of the Doobie Brothers; $55, 8985 Tamiami Trail North; 598-2424. Friday, March 13, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Frank Pulice of Austins presents wines from the Finger Lakes and Long Island, N.Y., as well as Canadas Niagara Peninsula and British Columbia paired with a tasting menu by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $95, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. Locally owned restaurants make their mark on the Internet karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE $ C A m Chef 2 65 S p NaplesBeachHotel.com. Roys unveils prix fixe menuRoys is offering a winter prix fixe menu. Select from three appetizers (seafood chowder, Pulehu style kalbi sirloin or crispy chicken katsu salad) four entrees (blackened shrimp, flat-top grilled salmon steak, tender braised pork pot roast or Hawaii Kai style beef short ribs) and two desserts (Roys melting hot chocolate souffl or warm banana crme brulee tart). The dinner is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Roys has two Southwest Florida locations: 26831 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 498-7697; and 475 Bayfront Place, Naples, 261-1416.The dinners are mostly sold out, but tickets are still available for the Saturday event. Pastry chef Keegan Gerhard, of Food Networks Chef Challenge, is this years guest chef. In addition, chefs from Collier and Lee counties will create and serve their specialties, accompanied by a bounty of great wines and a tempting lineup of live and silent auction packages. Among the participating chefs are Norman Love, Norman Love Confections; Brian Roland, M Waterfront Grille; Nick Costanza, Angelinas; and Wade Lowe, Roys. Silver Oak Cellars is this years signature vintner. There will be a number of other excellent wineries represented as well. Tickets to the Saturday event at Miromar Lakes are $300 per person. Proceeds benefit Southwest Florida Childrens Charities, Inc. For details, call 432-9722 or visit online at www. swflwinefest.org.HBs launches new menusHBs on the Gulf, the beachfront restaurant at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, has unveiled new lunch and dinner menus. New dinner items include: Portobello mushroom quesadilla with artichokes, mozzarella, Kalamata olives and roasted red peppers; twin baby lamb chops with Boursin cheese and rosemary jus; coriander-rubbed salmon with jicama and corn relish; and Maine lobster and lump blue crab stew cooked in brandy cream sauce. For lunch, newly introduced items include chicken quesadilla, shrimp and scallop taco salad and grilled swordfish on toasted focaccia with basil aioli and Mediterranean salsa. Named after the resorts founder, Henry Broadwell Watkins Sr., HBs on the Gulf offers great views of the gulf, patio dining, transfat-free food and a wine list that has won Wine Spectators Award of Excellence. Its at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples. Call 435-4347 or visit www. HB's on the GulfCOURTESY PHOTOFlemings introduces Memorable MealFlemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine bar offers its Memorable Meal dinner for two through March 31.Dinner includes filet mignons, roasted tomato and fresh basil shrimp scampi, chopped wedge salad, Flemings potatoes, sugar snap peas and chocolate mousse with hazelnut bark for $89 plus tax and gratuity. Substitute Australian lobster tails for the shrimp for an additional $10.To me, scampi makes an ideal partner for perfectly seared, slightly charred filet mignon, says Flemings Executive Chef Russell Skall. Its a combination of flavors, textures and colors that culinary memories are made of. Flemings is at 8985 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Call 598-2424.
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