PHOTO BY LOUIS VENNE 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 THEATER REVIEW C8 SOCIETY C26, 28 & 29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 22 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 5, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Passport to expansionSouthwest Florida businesses grow by reaching beyond domestic borders. B1 Mending Hearts A luncheon at the Ritz for the Shelter, and other see-and-beseen events around town. C26, 28 & 29 The ultimate test driveAAaaahhhh, luxury. Pure, sweet, fabulous luxury. We can all remember back a year or two, before the economy became a teeter-totter and words like luxury evoked conflicting sentiments (joy/guilt, for example). But after spending a sunny Saturday afternoon test-driving exquisite Rolls Royces through town, Ive come to the conclusion that a certain amount of luxury is good for the soul. And theres no question that its motivational. To be honest, I was actually quite BY PAMELA V. KROL _________________________Special to Florida Weekly HEN MORNING BROKE across the District of Columbia on Monday, March 4, 1861, spring had come to town: Trees awakened in leaf and bud, flowers bloomed throughout Washingtons gardens, and James Buchanan met Abraham Lincoln at the Willard Hotel for breakfast. From there they walked armin-arm to the Capitol building, whose dome rose unfinished above the platform where Mr. Lincoln would be sworn in as President of the United States at about 1 p.m. Although lacking any formal religious pretension, Mr. Lincoln decided to follow a precedent WBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND GETTY IMGESAfter the election, the euphoria we all felt was extraordinary. Particularly in my conversations with my black friends, we became closer. Audrey Bender, NaplesRACESworn in on the Lincoln Bible: Has our new president changed our feelings on race? Barack Obama places his hand on the Abraham Lincoln Bible as he is sworn in as the 44th president of the U. S. Pam Krol and her personal Rolls Royce salesman on their spin around Naples. SEE RACE, A8 If luxury is wrong, I dont wanna be right SEE ROLLS, A19 Something Wicked The Broadway blockbuster starts its second North American tour this week In Fort Myers. C1 e Run away to the circusYou only have to go as far as Gulf Coast Town Center to get there this month. C1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 In the interest of being prepared for the incomparable, not to mention the inpreparable, its time to think about obituaries. Yes, Miss Musgrove (the late Miss Musgrove was my tyrannical but peerless high school English teacher), I know its not a word. But I like it anyway and everybody understands what it means inpreparable. A great obituary should be short and sweet, fueled either by facts or fancy, and written with or without real words. Let me explain why Im doing this: First, because I love obituaries. There is almost nothing as fascinating as reading the entire and very abridged history of a single life, one not deemed important enough by fancy-schmancy biographers with university seats to spend 500 pages describing. Even a lengthy obituary in the daily newspaper usually takes about as long to read as a small match takes to burn out. And a short obit is nothing but a match strike: Tssssiiiippp. Its just not fair that the long obituary, aka the biography, is revered as a historic and scholarly art form. But a short one, known rather transparently as an obituary, is shuffled to the back of a newspaper section like a poor felonious cousin who gets relegated to the back of the family album. (Who, him? Hes your cousin George, and hes certainly not from my side of the family, heaven forbid. He was found in New Orleans shot through the heart in a house of ill repute by his fourth wife, La Belle Mordetta Vendetta, the Parisian Countess.)Second, Im doing this because there has been a great deal of talk lately about the decline of the American newspaper as we know it, most of it completely wrong. As an old newspaperman (with an emphasis on old, not newspaper), I can tell you that the reasons given by corporate spokespeople for cutting newspaper staffs or reducing salaries, or for euthanizing a paper, are patently false. Right off the bat when a paper goes down or its captains lay off reporters who served as watchdogs of arrogant and sometimes unscrupulous officialdom, the managers or owners pick from a very short list of excuses. Either they claim its that mean old electronic bully-boy, the World-WideWeb, or they blame the recession and failed ad revenues, while simultaneously implying but never outwardly stating that human beings may have just taken an evolutionary step forward. (And some Americans are actually human beings, ones who can, believe it or not, read and think without having to be patronized.) According to the implicit logic of this nonsense, the more highly evolved species, to be known henceforth as homo webiens, simply will not advertise in a newspaper, or deign to dirty their hands by holding one up and turning its pages. There is an obvious reason for this, if it is true, but it is not the reason weve been hearing about lately. Heres why the dailies are failing: lack of imagination on the part of managers. In short, they put the good death in back, and try to hide it with stories about bad death, or stories that are worse than death, up front. I dont have to explain that. Just look at the front page of a daily. Obituaries are not about murder and mayhem, about tragic accidents or vast sieges of nature, about fate, chance, kings or desperate men (as John Donne said), even though those horsemen often establish the raison detre of an obit. Instead, theyre about Glorious Little Life Stories, or GLLSs. Try reading them sometime. Dont let your spouse or your parents see you and for Gods sake, dont let your children spot you paging eagerly through printed lists of the recently deceased. Thats bad form. But just open the paper and plunge in. You wont be able to remember a time when youve had so much fun in so short a period, during daylight hours. (But if you can remember such a time, then its a glorious life story, and you should consider putting it in your own obit.) Obituaries are essentially social scenes, which everybody looks at. In these social scenes, all the participants the philanthropists, the party crowd, the church members, the heroes, the bums, the captains of industry, the peasants, the people from Cleveland, the good moms and good dads and good grandmothers and good granddads, the members of Rotary, the boaters and sportsmen and teachers and doctors and lawyers and cops and firefighters and account executives and retirees and young folks and old folks, the uncomplaining and complaining alike have all stopped breathing. People love these social scenes, and therefore advertisers will love them, especially if theyre well written and they arent hidden in the back. Such stories mark our course from start to finish, they reflect the best kind of reporting well, second best, behind busting corrupt officials, whose stories you dont need in the front of the paper anyway since people will always find them and read them and go vote, including homo webiens, even though theyre often worse than death. Obituaries are reports sent back from the frontier of very permanent conclusions, and we readers want to know about that, because thats where were going to glory, if you will (except for corrupt officials), which is why I call these Glorious Little Life Stories. If corporate managers of daily newspapers want to defy recessions and homo webians alike, they should start by repackaging their obits and putting them up front. The other stuff should go in back, with the bad cousins. Do that, and pretty soon their pages will be groaning with advertising. And then we can all rest in peace. 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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 Sound and furyDid you catch all the tough talk about bankers and Wall Street in President Barack Obamas address this past week to a joint session of Congress? Did you hear the president call our captains of finance reckless? And did you see members of Congress on both sides of the aisle stand and applaud lustily when he said, of the next stage in the bank bailout: This time, CEOs wont be able to use taxpayer money to pad their paychecks or buy fancy drapes or disappear on a private jet. Those days are over. For anyone whos spent a lot of time watching how things are done in Washington, this kind of fulminating sets off alarms. Tough talk in a presidential address is like those congressional hearings where tobacco CEOs or steroid-injecting baseball players are brought before the cameras for haranguing and humiliation. Usually not always, but usually the volume and intensity of the tongue-lashing stand in inverse proportion to what is actually done to address the problem at hand. President Obama possesses prodigious political gifts, on display once again this past Tuesday. But it doesnt take a political genius to see that, right now, bankers and Wall Street types are about as popular with the American people as, well, Bernie Madoff. As the president told us, I get it. So how do you keep the public from taking to the barricades with pitchforks and torches, as you propose to hand over roughly another trillion dollars to these reckless characters? You rake them over the coals a bit in public before you ask, Now, who do I make this check out to? Not bad work, if you can get it. Im sure plenty of Americans would be willing to be publicly insulted by two branches of our government in exchange for a check with more zeroes on it than most people see in a lifetime. To be fair and to his credit, President Obama explained that bailing out big banks is really about helping the small business that cant pay its workers or the family that has saved and still cant get a mortgage. Here, and elsewhere in his address, he seized the mantle of Explainer in Chief, and not a moment too soon for a nation desperate for answers.The president added that he intend[s] to hold these banks fully accountable for the assistance they receive ... this time, they will have to clearly demonstrate how taxpayer dollars result in more lending for the American taxpayer. But in a speech where every word was no doubt screened by a team that included this president with a mastery of rhetoric, one has to wonder about that word intend. Surely, among all those forceful words about bankers, the words I will would have been a bit more muscular than I intend. If the president felt he could have been more definite, he probably would have been. And in a speech where laying out broad themes often made more sense than a dull laundry list of programs, this is one place where some specifics would have been very welcomed. One senses that President Obama is trying to leave himself plenty of room for negotiation. If thats the case, Americans, fed up with bailouts without end or visible results, might hope that he realizes he holds the whip hand, which can be summed up by the word nationalization. If banks and their shareholders fear this fate as much as recent stock-market activity suggests, then the president and Congress should have plenty of room to draft tough conditions real, enforceable accountability, without loopholes for those who wish to receive the next round of bailout funds. Those who know how Washington works will take that over tough talk any day. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly OPINION Goodbye to the GovernatorThe Governator: What a sad artifact of a bygone era that moniker is. Arnold Schwarzenegger circa the 2003 total recall election was going to sweep all before him as California governor, bringing the same elan and toughness he had on the big screen to fighting special interests and restoring his beloved state to competitiveness. That was before Gov. Arnold got a severe beat-down in a November 2005 special election from the unions and Democrats (aka girly men) he had taunted during his ascendancy. Schwarzenegger pushed four farreaching, reformist ballot initiatives that all went down under a blizzard of spending and propaganda by Californias entrenched interests. With no screenplay to save him, the muchreduced Governator simply buckled and switched sides. His new role is as a supporting actor in the Golden States fiscal destruction. If the future happens in California, we all should tremble at its ever-expanding debt, falling credit ratings, crushing pension obligations, suffocating regulation and rising taxes with environmentally preening, ill-considered restrictions on carbon emissions thrown on top. California Democrats are only slightly ahead of national Democrats, so the countrys fiscal future may be in preview in Sacramento. Gov. Schwarzenegger presided over the creation of a budget deficit worse than the one that led to his ousting of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in 2003. The state has a $42 billion deficit that state legislators have been holding all-night sessions to try to patch over and that sent Gov. Schwarzenegger begging to Washington for a bailout. The state has been buffeted by the housing crisis, but the ultimate cause of the mess is relentless, heedless overspending. The politicians arent entirely to blame. Californias voters have recourse to an initiative process they have used to make responsible budgeting as hard as possible. They passed a proposition in the late 1980s that basically locked up half of state spending for the schools, no matter what. Even in November, with fiscal disaster looming, they passed another $10 billion in bonds for high-speed rail, apparently on the theory that a state can never have enough debt. Gov. Schwarzenegger spoke movingly during his first campaign for governor of what California meant to him, of its dynamism that fostered entrepreneurial dreams. That California is disappearing. Gov. Schwarzenegger now governs the Michigan of the West. California has the fourth-highest state unemployment rate in the nation and is routinely ranked among the worst states in its business environment. Almost 1.5 million more nonimmigrants have left the state than moved to it during the past 10 years. Once, Gov. Schwarzenegger was supposed to be a model for a more appealing, more moderate Republican Party socially liberal, yet fiscally conservative. All he has demonstrated is, to paraphrase Barry Goldwater, that moderation on the road to fiscal ruin is no virtue. The GOPs social liberals are overwhelmingly fiscal liberals, too witness the partys social liberals in the Senate signing off on the stimulus bill, liberalisms proudest fiscal accomplishment since the 1970s. As for the Governator, he said hasta la vista long ago. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRY...it doesnt take a political genius to see that, right now, bankers and Wall Street types are about as popular with the American people as, well, Bernie Madoff...
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 established by George Washington to swear the oath of office on a King James Bible. His own family Bible, however, was packed away for the move from Springfield, Ill., to Washington. So the clerk of the Supreme Court, William Thomas Carroll, acquired a new book small, covered in purpled calf-skin, emblazoned with a single gold crown on the cover and signed it into official use. Late in the day, the good book was returned to the Library of Congress, where no president would require its official use for 148 years, until Jan. 20, 2009. On that chilly and clear Tuesday, with the completed Capitol building now a silent witness to a history of war, depression, deprivation, progress, plenty and inspiration along with occasional measures of both exhaustion and enlightenment Barack Obama placed his hand on Lincolns Bible and became president. That was six weeks ago, and what it all means to Americans here on Floridas southwest coast, now that the dust of that momentous day has settled, depends on their own adventures in the history leading to this first week in March 2009. As a country still precocious, still uncertain how far it can reach, still more sculptors clay than sculpture, and still an unfinished model of various races cast in the mold of a single citizenry, we are predictable only by our experience at least judging by the voices Florida Weekly chooses this week to reflect on our progress. We spoke to men and women ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s, asking them a few simple questions: Has Barack Obamas presidency thus far resulted in a different level of dialogue between blacks and whites? What difference might it ultimately make? Was his swearing in on Mr. Lincolns Bible merely an affectation of presidential etiquette, or was it an important symbol of a great nations progress? And finally, are Americans afraid or unwilling to talk about race, or to dwell on the issue much, as Mr. Obamas choice for attorney general, Eric Holder, insisted a couple of weeks ago? Here are some of their answers. Audrey Bender, 83, a longtime community activist, arrived in Naples 20 years ago. A few years later, she set out on a seven-year search of more livable American cities by taking up residence in six of them. She returned to Naples a year ago. I was a strong Obama supporter and one of the prime volunteers here on his campaign. I organized Haitian churches, 14 of them We got out the vote, we registered people there. But now Im troubled by Obama and his religiosity. Im troubled by the fact that he had the conservative pastor from California, Rick Warren, speak at his inauguration. It was of great concern to me that this man for whom I had worked so hard, knocking on doors in 90-degree heat, would promote his religious views. The next day (after the election), they had a church service, with a long, awful sermon by a woman pastor. Of all the things he could have been doing, why was he in church listening to a bad speech? As for relations between blacks and whites here, I can only talk of my own experience working on the Obama campaign with people of all colors. After the election, the euphoria we all felt was extraordinary. Particularly in my conversations with my black friends, we became closer. We reveled so in this victory. We had worked on it together. There was a new bond formed. They were more open in talking to me. That is my own experience. I cannot speak for conservative Naples. Peter Dennis, 30, is a Naples attorney. Mr. Dennis graduated from Fort Myers High School, the University of Florida and New York University Law School. He is the son of Benjamin Dennis, a black African immigrant to the United States from Liberia, and Anita Dennis, a white Ohioan raised on a farm there. Southwest Florida is interesting. Fort Myers is extremely segregated still, and Collier County is a different world. While a lot of people in middle or upper incomes come down from the North, not a lot of minorities move here, so were in danger of Fort Myers becoming even more ghettoized. And we have to face it here we live in the South, in Robert E. Lee County. Every time I come to court in Lee County and park in the garage, I have to walk past Robert E. Lees bust. We do have northern transplants who are African Americans, but not many. And I dont see a lot of integration outside the workplace. Thats not to say it doesnt happen, especially among professionals, but it may not be common. Look at churches here. Or, for example, where do you get your hair cut? If youre African American and new, you cant just walk into the nearest First Choice (Haircutters). It doesnt work that way. I feel a certain amount of lament there arent more African Americans here especially in Collier. Im the only one of about 30 lawyers in my firm, which has made a great effort to recruit minorities, but what can you do to change that? What will make this attractive over Atlanta, Orlando or Miami, where there is diversity? Its natural to feel more comfortable where people dont feel singled out. Not everybody wants to be a trendsetter. As for the Lincoln Bible and where well be in 50 years, Im not certain. Lincoln is known as the emancipator, and since both Lincoln and Obama are from Illinois, there are good historical reasons why you can draw parallels between the two on that Bible. I dont want to talk down to the African American community here, and I am an outsider to it in many ways, but as I visit elementary schools, I think a lot of African American kids are in need of positive role models to enforce the notion in them that anything is possible. I think they lack the idea, sometimes, that they ARE going to college, they CAN be president or an attorney that they CAN be absolutely anything they want to apply themselves to. So we have a long road ahead of us in Southwest Florida. I think we need to recognize that. John Agnew, 75, is a retired medical doctor and columnist for The News-Press in Fort Myers. I was born in Miami in 1933, so I grew up with backof-the-bus for blacks, with a separate downtown, separate bathrooms and water fountains. Obviously things have changed But I believe theyve changed officially from the top down, and not really changed from the bottom up. Ive lived here (in Fort Myers) since 1965 and I have one black acquaintance. Just one. I had a number of black patients when I was in practice, and I got along with them just fine. I liked and respected them, I enjoyed them. I enjoyed taking care of them. That doesnt mean theres any social interaction. I see these ads for Budweiser beer, with black and white people having a good time together, and I never see that outside of the television. I used to give lectures in elementary schools about smoking and health on a regular basis, when I was still practicing. The black kids would sit on one side and the white kids would sit on the other side. That probably has not changed. I dont see anything unnatural about that, necessarily people going where they feel most comfortable. But if, from the point of view of kids, white kids have white friends and black kids have black friends, then they wont really mix. Where will we be 25 to 50 years from now? Probably in the same place. But I do think President Obama has a great opportunity, especially living in Washington, to convince black kids that it is not shameful to get a good education, and to get rid of the idea that getting educated is merely acting white. Everybody knows what that attitude means it means black kids are doomed to kind of being failures because its part of their culture. We have an opportunity for the president to make a real inroad in that, and to make schools that produce better outcomes. If that happens, well start having more actual friendships between black and white people. As for the Lincoln Bible, I see that as merely a symbol and nothing more and really not very important. It brought to light that Lincoln thought black people could never operate on the same level as whites, he thought they were inherently inferior, he recommended that if they were freed from slavery, they should be sent to another country (Liberia, in Africa). You cant get away from that. Using that Bible brought up those old stories, which nobody had mentioned for a long time, unless they were studying history and the Civil War. So its a nice symbol, but nothing more than a symbol. It will help that the Obamas are educated, attractive people. These arent field hands. Theyre big on education, for their daughters, so he has an enormous possibility of changing things. In terms of race relations, I think his election is the greatest thing that can possibly have happened as long as the president is successful. Anita Dennis, 64, co-author with her husband of 41 years, Benjamin Dennis, of the book Slaves to Racism: An Unbroken Chain from America to Liberia. A mother of four, Mrs. Dennis grew up on a farm in Ohio and married her professor at Ohio University. The couple has lived in Southwest Florida since 1992. Our daughter Winona is a housewife, mother and grandmother in Nashville. Our oldest son, Dr. Benjamin N. Dennis his tribal name is Ngombu Tejjeh is a senior economic advisor on the council of economic advisors to President Obama, with a specialty in international trade. Our middle son, Joseph his tribal name is Boaki Kovah is a commercial property underwriter for AIG in Chicago. And our youngest, Peter his tribal name is Morlu is an attorney in Naples. He recently named his son Benjamin Morlu, after my husband. Its too soon to tell if the Obama presidency is having an effect on race for blacks and whites here. We noticed a very big change when we came here in 1992 from the northern Midwest. There, we were on university campuses (Mr. Dennis was a professor of sociology). In Flint, Mich., our children had black teachers in gifted schools. There were black judges, and I led a sheltered life. Here, while my sons were growing up I didnt realize a lot of the things they faced, although being light-skinned, like President Obama, probably made it easier. But here (in Fort Myers, where they lived), unlike in Michigan, black people are isolated in Dunbar. They dont have the education, and thats still the case, just like it was in 1992. And for me, being interracially married, it wasnt easy to choose someone to be comfortable with as a friend. We do have a marvelous community within our St. Michaels Lutheran Church They are our social group, basically. So Ive been a housewife and homemaker, and for 14 years Ive been working with my husband on this book. One thing that struck me during the election of Obama is that everyone, they all said, I never thought I would see this day. Not just black people, but white people said it. Of course, when you look at Barack Obama, hes not a typical American black. Our boys have a lot in common with him, since they have a white mother and an African father there was this whole issue, is he black enough? Is he coming from the same viewpoint as most other African Americans? He cannot be solely for black interests. He has to be for all American interests. Living here, my husband and I had to deal with race questions. When we would walk the beach holding hands, white retirees would give us a dirty look. At the doctors office, if we were both standing at the window, the nurse or receptionist would say to me, May I help you? and then turn to my husband and say, What do you want? We are never assumed to be married, or together. The first question to us is always, How did you two meet? which is not the first question posed to most couples. I dont really resent it. I understand why, but it illustrates race relations here. An interracial marriage is still an anomaly. My husband will be 80 in June, and he has liver cancer. Hes in the care of Hope Hospice now (while living at home). He was the best thing that happened to me in my life. Our parents, especially mine, were totally against our marriage and didnt speak to us for more than two years after, but our boys grew up knowing Grandma and Grandpa, I would say through a triumph of love and Christianity. We came down here to take care of them. My husband opened a whole new life for me. I am an Ohio farm girl who married this professor and discovered he had a different identity, he was a hereditary Mende chief (a Liberian tribe), and when we traveled home to Africa, I rode in a chiefs hammock through a high forest. I was accepted into the Mende tribe in a three-day ceremony, so in a sense I got to live anthropology. (Mrs. Dennis holds a bachelors degree in anthropology.)My whole perspective changed. If I could divide America into two groups, it would be people who have traveled overseas and people who have never left their hometown or their home area. RACEFrom page 1AGNEW DENNIS DENNIS
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN From Nowhere to The Conservancy of Southwest Florida a suggestion from Mr. Pough would become their mission: Acquire shoreline to protect Rookery Bay.Never give upBy the mid-1950s, Baron Collier Sr. began selling some of his holdings in Collier County. Gene Parker, a senior vice president with the company Mr. Collier hired to manage the task, repeatedly declined Mr. Kuperburgs offer on behalf of The Conservancy to buy a segment of Rookery Bay shoreline. Mr. Parker didnt believe the young organization could raise half a million dollars in the allotted time. Mr. Kuperberg, whose patience was reaching its limit, reluctantly agreed to Mr. Norris suggestion that they invite Mr. Parker to the Keewaydin Club to continue the negotiations. Mr. Parkers acceptance of the invitation surprised Mr. Kuperberg. According to his written account, What I didnt credit was the mystique connected with Lester and Dellora Norris and their Keewaydin Club, accessible to only a few. The negotiations lasted seven hours. Mr. Parker was on an island, and the discussions were not going to end until Mr. Norris said the discussions had ended. The unnerving thing about his method of dealing with people was his unfailing courtesy, his infinite patience and his supreme conviction that there was always a solution if you were willing to look for it, Mr. Kuperberg wrote.The Eagle AwardOn Thursday, March 5, during the annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala, the Norrises eldest daughter, Lavern Gaynor, will receive The Conservancy of Southwest Floridas highest honor: the Eagle Award. Her fathers daughter through and through, Ms. Gaynor will accept the 2009 award not for herself but rather on behalf of her parents and those dedicated stewards who were at the foundation of The Conservancy. Cynthia Medley English, a local writer, assisted Mr. Kuperberg in chronicling The Conservancys earliest days. The quotes above are taken from those accounts. We invite you to read the unpublished article in its entirety to gain a more complete understanding of how the organization began. Do so at www.naplesbackyardhistory.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 5942978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.In 1945, while in Everglades City to discuss the WWII Victory Gardens, Chicagoans Lester and Dellora Norris were invited to visit the Keewaydin Club on Key Island. When they learned about the financial plight of the club, the Norrises decided to buy it. Nearly 20 years later, their concerns for protecting sensitive waters near Key Island led to the establishment of what would become The Conservancy of Southwest Florida.The Road to NowhereIn 1964, a developer wanted to grant 50 acres to Collier County in exchange for a road a road that would be built at a hefty cost to taxpayers. Where the road would actually go was very unclear, which left many people worried about its impact to the area. It would extend Kelly Road (now Bayshore Road) possibly to the Naples Marco waterway into Rookery Bay and possibly infringing upon Keewaydin Island. Mr. and Mrs. Norris strongly opposed the nebulous plan and engaged a young attorney named George Vega to represent them at the county commission hearing regarding the matter. Mr. Vega enlisted the assistance of Joel Kuperberg, a biologist who was the manager of Caribbean Gardens.Mr. Vegas victoryWhen the day of reckoning arrived, Mr. Vega had his strategy in place. Mr. Kuperberg addressed the environmental dangers a road would pose to the waterways. Mr. Vega spoke about local residents concerns, emphasizing his points by unfurling a 40-foot-scroll of petitions taped together and bearing more than 2,000 signatures. As he rolled the paper down the chambers center aisle, over the commissioners table and pinned it on the wall, he said, These are the people opposed to that road. Now where are the people who want it? The boondoggle became known as The Road to Nowhere.At the end is a new beginningMr. Norris, Mr. Vega and Mr. Kuperberg shared a short congratulatory conversation and then set out to develop a methodology to safeguard the mangrove ecosystem. Days later, Mr. Kuperberg had a chance meeting with Dick Pough, who had created the Land Preservation Fund at The Nature Conservancy; Walter Boardman, president of The Nature Conservancy; and Taylor Alexander, chairman of the Ecology and Biology Department at Miami University. All three men assured Mr. Kuperberg of their support for the fledgling organization that had been dubbed The Collier County Conservancy. The Norrises were called upon for financial assistance, as were well-known Naples philanthropists Julius Fleischmann, who owned Caribbean Gardens, and John Slater. Neither Mr. Fleischmann, who later donated his home for the first Conservancy headquarters, nor Mr. Slater wanted to have organizational responsibility, but both gave generously to the cause. The records show that Mr. and Mrs. Norris, Mr. Vega and Mr. Kuperberg, along with Herman Teetor, Nelson Sanford and Charles Draper, comprised the initial meeting of The Collier County Conservancy in 1964. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS MARCH 5-11, 2009 The Naples Historical Societys 2009 Gardenside Chickee Chats continue this week with Ancestor Trackers beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, in the chickee pavilion in The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage. Michele Bender and Thomas Tyrrell from the Genealogical Society of Collier County will be the speakers. The seasons final chickee chat will be on Friday, March 20. Historic Home Restoration will feature Paul Bollenback of the Building Department, City of Naples, and Christa Carrera, floodplain coordinator for the City of Naples. This presentation is historic itself, Mr. Bollenback says, Because there hasnt been enough information given to the public on the protocol for restoring an historic home. Gardenside Chickee Chats are made possible by presenting sponsor Bank of Florida and corporate sponsor Newbury North Associates. All lectures take place from 11 a.m. to noon; reservations are required. The Naples Historical Society is a nonprofit organization headquartered at historic Palm Cottage, 137 12th Avenue South, one block east of the Naples Pier. The cottage and Norris Gardens are open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; admission of $8 per person is the requested donation. For more information and to reserve a spot at any of the Gardenside Chickee Chats, call 261-8164 or visit www. NaplesHistoricalSociety.org. Naples Backyard History continues its 2 009 speak er series featuring old-timers and local history experts on the first Friday of every month through May. Underwritten by the City of Naples and Hodges University, the free programs take place from 4-5 p.m. at the Naples Preserve. March 6 Sam Colding, The History of Property Values in Naples Mr. Colding will talk about his 30-plus years of service as Collier County property appraiser. April 3 Chris Pettit, Naples Best Assets: Nature and Animals A native Floridian and an expert on the Naples Pier, Mr. Pettit will talk about growing up barefoot and wild with his marinelife friends. May 1 Jean Walker Humphries, The Walker Family Legacy Ms. Humphries, the niece of Lorenzo Walker, will discuss how her uncles love for his brother (her father) started the technical schools in Naples. Naples Preserve is at 1690 Tamiami Trail, at the corner of Fleischmann Boulevard and U.S. 41. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended for the Naples Backyard History speakers programs. Call 213-7120. Chickee Chats continue in Norris GardensMonthly programs at Naples Preserve give insights to colorful local history Come and watch the 1st place Florida Everblades battle it out with the Mississippi Sea Wolves Friday, March 6th at 7:30 pm. Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 pm.Tickets start at $12. Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. oridaeverblades.com On Friday, March 6 the Everblades are holding Pink in the Rink Night to help raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer research! The Everblades players will be wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off live after the game with the proceeds bene ting local SW Florida cancer charities! Come show your support! D eNo m www.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com My expertise will be invaluable to you in your selection process whether you are Buying, Selling your home or relocating to Southwest Florida.239.404.7787MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTOR
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Fine points of the lawOn successive days in January in the courthouse in Sheboygan, Wis., 17-year-old Alan Jepsen and 17-year-old Norma Guthrie were each charged with sexual assault for having consensual sex with their respective 14-year-old, opposite-sex companions. However, Mr. Jepsen was charged with a felony (maximum: 25 years in prison), and Ms. Guthrie was charged with a misdemeanor (maximum, 9 months). I demand my rights In January, an appeals court in Newark, N.J., reinstated Doris Sextons worker-compensation lawsuit against a county-owned nursing home where Ms. Sexton had claimed that breathing a co-workers perfume one day in 2004 had made her permanently disabled and tethered to an oxygen tank. A lower court had decided that it was far more likely that her disability was caused by her 43-year, pack-a-day cigarette habit than by the brief exposure to perfume. Inadvertently, Raed Jarrar, 30, made his August 2006 airline flight from New York to Oakland, Calif., pay off handsomely for him, despite some inconvenience and harassment. Mr. Jarrar, an Iraqi-born U.S. resident married to an American citizen, was wearing a T-shirt with Arabic lettering at the JetBlue gate at JFK airport when the airline denied him boarding. After negotiating, he was allowed to board provided he cover the shirt and sit in the back row. In January 2009, JetBlue and two officials of the Transportation Security Administration agreed to pay Jarrar $240,000 to settle his racial profiling lawsuit. (The T-shirt read We Will Not Be Silent and was in both English and Arabic.) Ironies The $500,000 top prize in Alaskas January statewide lottery, to benefit the organization Standing Together Against Rape, for victims of sexual assault, was won by Alec Ahsoak, 53, who coincidentally is a twice-convicted sex offender. 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Paul Sanchez, 67, an occasional golfer, filed a lawsuit in Brentwood, N.H., in February against the Candia Woods Golf Links for a 2006 incident in which his approach shot hit a yard marker in the fairway, bounced back, and struck him in the eye. Mr. Sanchez claimed the course owners were negligent in placing the sign in the fairway and also should have warned him that balls would bounce off of 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. Now, which one is the brake?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-yearold 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). 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 MARCH 5-11, 2009 A 28-year tradition of art and antiques translates to dollars for area charitiesArt and antique lovers will gather on the grounds of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church for the 28th annual Naples Art & Antiques Show the weekend of March 12-14. As avid collectors peruse the valuables and attend lectures, an outpouring of community support will be happening behind the scenes. Every dollar from the net proceeds of ticket sales, lunches, brunches, lectures and sponsors is donated to worthy causes in Collier County. The Naples Arts & Antiques Show was created as a fundraising vehicle to support the community. Andy Baldwin, a former chairman, says that since its inception, more than $2.5 million has been distributed to charities for families, children, adults and the elderly. In 2005, the community grant commission donated its largest net proceeds to date: $250,000 to dozens of agencies. This year, grant requests from nearly 50 agencies total more than $371,0000. The numbers are always on the rise, and even though the amounts are huge, the requests from charities are absolutely necessary, Mr. Baldwin says. Larger requests include funding for a center for caregivers of dementia patients from the Alzheimers Support Network, for upgrading the security system at the Neighborhood Health Clinic, and for purchasing laundry and kitchen appliances for the Shelter for Abused Women. Most requests, however, are simply for funds for basic needs, such as 125 pairs of new childrens shoes for Laces of Love, and bunk beds and mattresses for Youth Haven, Immokalee Friendship House and St. Matthews House. Eight new agencies applied this year for grants. The 28th Annual Art & Antiques Show will be held at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church in Port Royal March 12-14. Admission is $20 per person. This years guest lecturers include Maxwell K. Hearn of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who will discuss the life of philanthropist Brooke Astor during a luncheon that begins at noon Friday, March 13 ($100 per person); and Country French interior designer Charles Faudree, who will talk about coordinating contemporary style with classic antiques as part of brunch beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14 ($50 per person). For more information or to purchase tickets, call 262-0353 or visit www.naplesantiqueshow.org. Country French interior designer Charles Faudree will be the guest speaker at brunch Saturday, March 14.For Footed Friends pet store has organized a biker poker run to benefit Collier County Domestic Animal Services on Sunday, March 15. The ride departs at 10 a.m. from the pet store at 13020 Livingston Road and will include stops at the Domestic Animal Services shelter, Iron Rhino Saloon, Everglades Motorcycle Service and then Naples Harley-Davidson and Hooters Restaurant. Harley-Davidson will host live music and an afternoon pig roast for participants. Registration is $15 per bike or vehicle and $5 for an additional poker hand. All vehicles are welcome; if you dont have a motorcycle, hop in your car or truck and ride with the pack. Anytime Fitness will provide the chase vehicle in case of breakdowns. Sign up between 8-9 a.m. the day of the event or in advance at For Footed Friends, Domestic Animals Services or Naples Harley-Davidson. Call more information, call For Footed Friends at 431-7661. March 15 poker run for bikers will benefit animal shelter Call Today for a Free In-Home Consultationor Visit our showroom at 12830 Metro Pkwy., Fort MyersSPRINGWHITE SALE25% offall White Melamine CALL TODAY!239-768-2391www.RoyalPalmCloset.comQuality, Reliablity and Service You Can Trust Kitchens CypressMetro PkwyDaniels Blvd COURTESY PHOTO with $50.00 toward any Hair Service for onlyFull Service Salon for Men and Women Color by GOLDWELL $50 dollar min. hair servicePresent Coupon by March 31, 2009$25Look your Best and start the New Year
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They often buy his companys cars as family heirlooms for future generations, he says, but hes quick to add that plenty of customers buy a new model every six months to a year. Upstairs, in a private lounge-ish type room (there were cars in it), I was introduced to the automobiles I could opt to take for a spin: a Phantom, a Coupe (pronounced coup-AY for some reason) and a Drophead Coupe. I selected the very Gatsby-esque Drophead Coupe convertible without realizing that once my ride was over, Id never be able to sit in any car again without comparing. Before taking the wheel, I asked what makes the Rolls so different from other high-end luxury cars. The question was met with a hopeless smile. They knew I was about to find out for myself. To be fair, the word luxury does not describe any of the Rolls models as accurately as craftsmanship or even artistry, for each individual automobile is actually a highly unique work of art. In fact, so much is custom about each of the cars unlikely any two in the world are alike. The Drophead Coupes ride was, of course, buttery smooth and bump-, squeakand jiggle-free. And as promised, the driving experience was emotional (yes, we are still talking about a ride in a car). The impact of the experience comes from the fact that no detail has been overlooked or compromised. Inspired by fine yachts, the interior of the Drophead features large burnished sections of blonde-green teakwood from the hilltops in southeast Asia. Bull-hide leather (cowhide stretches, apparently) from an exclusive herd in Bavaria is used for all seating, including passenger benches curved like living room couches for comfortable conversation that doesnt require you to turn your neck too much. The coach lining and paint personalization are done by hand on each car, with specially designed brushes made of squirrel and ox hair. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 Ave Maria University holds its seventh annual Naples Founders Dinner on Tuesday, March 10, at the Naples Hilton. Guest speakers include Tom Monaghan, chancellor of the university and founder of Dominos Pizza as well as the former owner of the Detroit Tigers, and Blake Gable, vice president of real estate for the Barron Collier Companies. They will discuss progress made at the school and in the Town of Ave Maria over the past year. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $40 per person, and reervations should be made by March 6 by calling 254-9730. Youth Haven invites child advocates to boogie on the bayou to renew hope and harmony in the lives of abused children. The organizations New Orleans-style 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, 7742904, ext. 2005. Avow Hospice will hold its annual butterfly exhibit and release at Cambier Park on Sunday, March 22. Registration and the walk-through exhibit open at 10 a.m.; the memorial service begins at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony is open to the community and includes a group release of butterflies along with music and inspirational readings plus the reading of the names of loved ones being honored by participants. A gift of $40 per name read will benefit Avow Hospice. Advance registration is encouraged to ensure the inclusion of a loved ones name in the ceremony. A limited number of name registrations will be available on the day of the event prior to the start of the ceremony for a gift of $50. Early arrival on the day of the event is encouraged to allow for parking, checkin and time to walk through the exhibit before the ceremony begins. Sponsors include The Beachwood Society, Comcast, Fuller Funeral Home and the Frances Pew Hayes Family Foundation. Avow Hospice has served Collier County since 1983. Formerly known as Hospice of Naples, Avow Hospice cares for more than 1,600 patients every year, plus thousands of their family members and community members. For more information, call 430-3473 or visit www.avowhospice. org. NONPROFIT NEWS Ava Maria Founders dinner setBig Easy Bash will benefit Youth HavenAnnual butterfly release happens March 22 Hurry! Hurry! Marketed By Marke ted B B y y B ONITA V ILLAGE R EALTY LLC B ONITA V ILLAGE R EALTY LLC ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO OUR BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Great LOCATION! Superb AMENITIES! QUALITY Construction! Just MINUTES to Bonita Beach!Own the Best Resort Vacation Rental Home NOW at Incredible, Crazy Prices! Starting at $325,000. Just MINUTES to Bonita Beach! Pricing was $569,000 + 3998 Bonita Beach Rd Bonita Springs239-390-8860 877-390-8860 Toll FreeHurry! Hurry! These Incredible Prices are Available ONLY on a very, few Condos!Are You READY TO MOVE IN NOW ?Call or Visit Today!Developer Close Out Offers on Limited Units.CRAZYDevelopers Pricing A GATED CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITY ? t Today! DY CALL TODAY!Dont Miss These Close Out Deals! www.BonitaVillage.com www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens $ off* Unique ShopElectric Shaver Service by RichardIMPORTED & DOMESTIC SHAVERSSales Parts Repairs SHAVER: 50%AVON PRODUCTS BY LINDA JONESSTORE HOURS: Call: (239) 634-5325www. xmyleaks.comServing the West Coast of Florida and surrounding areas. We can x pinhole leaks with: Leaky pipes!?! Solution Svings Suthwe Fobidt Let us help you keep more money in your pocket as you enjoy the lifestyle of Southwest Florida See our website for more details and more vendorswww.CitizenGulfCard.com800.823.4962 BIG SAVINGS FOR LOCAL GOLF, DINING, SPA SERVICES & MORE!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 NEWS A21 Historic homes tour scheduledYouve seen the inside of Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society. But what do some of Naples other charming historical homes look like inside? Find out on the societys second annual Historic Homes Tour the evening of Friday, March 27. Three homes are on this years tour, which departs from Palm Cottage at 5 p.m. and returns to the Norris Gardens at the cottage by 6:30 p.m. for An Evening in Old Naples. Enjoy cocktails in the cottage while admiring Paul Arsenaults paintings of historic homes and watching a screening of I Cover the Everglades, a restored 1951 film. Tickets are $250, or $150 for the cocktail reception only. Call the Naples Historical Society at 261-8164 for more information. Dinosaur Playground presents Playdate for Autism from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATERRenee Robinson says, Im a huge advocate of movement. Her exercise techniques are among those showcased in the book Alvin Ailey Dance Moves! HEALTHY LIVING The physical demands of performing emotional and theatrical ballet, jazz, modern and other dance genres provide Renee Robinson with quite a good workout. So, before and after her performances, the professional dancer gets in a really good workout. Im a huge advocate of movement, said Robinson, who jumps rope, walks, works out at the gym and performs yoga and other exercises to stay fit and energized. Dance is a physical movement, but doing other things enhances what I have to do on the floor, she said. In her 27th season with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Robinson says her muscles are longer now because of the additional strength and conditioning she enjoys. Shes also BY VIKKI CONWELL __________________Cox News ServiceWork out like a dancerBook from ballet group tells how to exercise to get t, avoid injuriesimproved her stamina by augmenting her cardio workout with more upper-body movements. Dancing merges art with athleticism, and the Ailey dancers are known as some of the most athletic, thanks to their varied choreography. The Ailey troupe this year celebrates 50 years of electrifying audiences with their high energy and passion coupled with smooth, controlled and deliberate movements. They all have very healthylooking, well-toned bodies, said Shaw Bronner, director of physical therapy for the Ailey dancers. You know right away that this is an athlete. Dancing conditions and tones the body, improves posture and increases strength, and a strong muscular body is a healthy body when its flexible and supple, says Robinson, whose exercise techniques, and those of other Ailey dancers, are showcased in Alvin Ailey Dance Moves! (by Lise Friedman; Harry N. Abrams; $24.95). The fitness book draws from the disciplines of the Ailey School to help nondancers feel and look like one with exercises that can be done at home. To achieve the look of a dancer, start by moving, Robinson recommends. Do whatever you enjoy, such as swimming, jumping rope or throwing the ball in the yard, and do it frequently. Also, practice good form by making sure your technique is correct, and treat yourself to therapeutic massages to relieve stress and prevent injury. Its a great help ... especially if youre an athlete, she said. The injury rate among dancers is quite high, and their career lifespan low, says Bronner. To prevent muscle strains, let the body do what it wants to do instead of forcing it, she says. If youve never danced before, then you have no business trying to do a split, she said. Robinson, who believes in feeling zesty, sparkly, awake and energetic throughout her day, stresses a diet that keeps the body moving inside and out. She eats plenty of leafy green vegetables and whole fruits to keep her digestive system flowing, drinks lots of water and avoids sodas and alcohol. Still, her diet does not involve complete deprivation, as Robinson treats herself to an occasional burger, fries and potato chips, and will kill for good macaroni and cheese. Robinson attributes her nearly three decades of high-level performing to her diet and exercise regimen, and describes herself as the age that gets it done, the age I love being and still healthy enough to apply it. The cold winter months can also bring about changes in appetite and mood, even though we dont hear as much about it. It has been theorized that because fat is our bodies natural insulator, we tend to eat more in the wintertime as a survival mechanism. While we know that too much body fat is unhealthy, it is true that individuals with greater amounts are better insulated against the cold and lose less heat than their leaner counterparts. Researchers know that the hormone leptin, made by the bodys fat cells, suppresses appetite while the hormone ghrelin signals the brain that you are hungry. It is believed that certain people may not process leptin as efficiently during cold winter months, increasing the likelihood of weight gain. Although questions remain as to why this may occur, experts say that increasing the production of leptin can curb appetite and make you feel more full. One way you can give your body more leptin is to get enough sleep. One study showed that participants had increased ghrelin levels, hunger and appetite when they got inadequate rest. Along with producing a calming affect, the brain chemical serotonin is an appetite suppressant and can affect sleep and mood. If levels are too low or there is an imbalance between serotonin and other hormones, depression, food cravings and/or lack of quality sleep may occur. It is not unusual for people with low serotonin levels to find themselves looking for an energy boost from coffee or other caffeinated beverages, drinking alcohol or craving foods like sugary snacks, potato chips or white-flour products. Consuming these types of emptycalorie junk foods usually perpetuates the problem, leaving the person with an eventual crash a short time afterward. When this slump is felt, the cycle starts again, and the person will often look for another boost of energy. In some individuals, low serotonin levels contribute to compulsive behaviors such as over-exercising, binge eating and/or drinking, which temporarily raise levels, or they may experience extreme feelings of anger or sadness. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that most commonly begins in late fall and lasts through winter. It is believed that, because the body responds to seasonal changes in light, the lack of sunlight during winter months may create imbalances of hormones and brain chemicals, including serotonin. In one study, production of serotonin by the brain was found to be lowest in winter and was strongly correlated with the amount of bright sunlight during the day. Other than bright sunlight, no other seasonal factors had an effect on serotonin production. Scientists are still studying how environmental factors associated with the winter months may also contribute to SAD. Fortunately, healthy behaviors that help manage stress, such as yoga, meditation, massage, moderate physical activity and exposure to sunlight in limited amounts, have been associated with increased levels of serotonin. Physical activity during winter months is especially helpful not only for weight management, but for keeping mood elevated because it increases production of the bodys feel-good chemicals. Exercise also aids in regulating blood sugar, which can help control food cravings. Marjie Gilliam is an International Sports Sciences Association Master certified personal trainer and fitness consultant.Combat changes in appetite, mood with exerciseExercise during the winter helps elevate serotonin levels, experts say.BY MARJIE GILLIAM ___________________Cox News Service ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MARCH 5-11, 2009 NEWS A23 Grizzlier Bears, Huggie Bears children centers earn accreditationTwo early childhood learning centers in Naples have earned Gold Seal Quality Care accreditation from the Florida Department of Children and Families. Grizzlie Bears and Huggie Bears both are owned and managed by Childrens Home Society of Florida, Southwest Division, a private, nonprofit organization that helps children and families in need.Grizzlie Bears is at 4405 Outer Drive; Huggie Bears is at 4705 Outer Drive. CHS, Southwest Division, was established in 1989 and serves more than 5,000 children and families each year through prevention and intervention services including foster care and adoption, child development programs, emergency shelters, residential group homes, independent and transitional living for teens, parent education, counseling, mentoring and treatment for developmentally disabled children. Caryn Weingrad, an emergency services clinician at the David Lawrence Center, will be honored as Student Social Worker of the Year when the Southwest Florida Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers holds its awards ceremony March 18 at Florida Gulf Coast University. Ms. Weingrad earned her bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Tampa and is pursuing her masters degree in social work from FGCU. She will graduate with honors in May. She joined David Lawrence Center in 2006 and has served as an intern at Avow Hospice and in the David Lawrence Centers Urgent Care department. Each and every day, Caryn shows the utmost dedication and compassion to clients and works closely with their family members to guide them through an extremely personal and difficult time, says Bonnie Fredeen, COO at the David Lawrence Center. We are all very proud of her for being honored with this award. Ms. Wingrad is a member of NASW and has volunteered with commuity organizations including the Neighborhood Health Clinic, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Project Help. David Lawrence Center clinician named Student Social Worker of the YearGo Higher Get Accepted helps high school seniors plan for collegeEdison State College, Collier Campus, presents Go Higher Get Accepted, a program designed to increase the number of high school seniors who aspire to go to college. This is the third year ESC has hosted the program as a joint undertaking with the Florida Department of Education, Floridas 28 community colleges and www.FACTS. org, Floridas student advising Web site. Go Higher Get Accepted events offer high school seniors hands-on assistance in examining their career interests, deciding a program of study and applying for admission and financial aid. The complicated process of applying for college and financial aid are two major roadblocks high school students face when considering a post secondary education, says Connie Graunke, executive director of FACTS.org. These events provide an atmosphere of help where they can get direct assistance from college staff and explore the many useful tools available on FACTS.org. The Go Higher Get Accepted event at Edison State College, Collier Campus, takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. For more information, visit www. FACTS.org. www.bonitahealthcenter.com3501 Health Center Blvd Bonita Springs FL 34135 239.949.1050 A partnership between: URGENT CARE Monday-Friday 7am to 6pm Sat. 8am to 2pm Sun. 8am to 12pmNEW HOURS 239.332.2228 Fax: 239.332.42283580 Metro Pkwy Fort Myers Financing available with up to 12 month NO Payments NO Interest. Upgrade Edges FREE. www.RomaGraniteUS.com Free Sink with this AdFree GraniteCutting Board WEINGRAD GALATRO Diagnostic LabDR.KATHLEEN State of the ArtDr. Kathleen Galatro is celebrating her rst anniversary in her new of ce with over 10 years in Private Practice. 3435 PINE RIDGE ROAD, SUITE 102, NAPLES Board Certi ed in Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist State of the Art Diagnostic Lab In-house or with Physician referral Nuclear Medicine Echocardiography Stress Echocardiography CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Call (239)596-3278 to schedule an appointment or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org THE HEART DOCTOR WITH A HEART!
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Paddle by daylight or by moonlightCollier-Seminole State Park offers the following: >>Guided daytime canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, March 7, 9 and 11. Paddle through the mangroves along the Blackwater River, listening to stories of Seminole survival and keeping your eyes peeled for crabs, tarpon and manatees. Fun for ages 6 and older; $25 per person in your canoe or a park canoe. >>Guided night hikes are planned for 7:309:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27. Unravel mysteries and sharpen your senses as you hike with a park naturalist and watch for shooting stars and other night wonders with no city lights to interfere. Great for ages 6 and older; $10 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Lee Belanger at 394-3397. Special group, family or club trips can be arranged. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 NEWS A25 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSgood tasting as redfish. Frying and grilling are the most common ways to prepare strong-flavored mullet. If you barbecue them, leave the skin on so they wont dry out. (Of course, there are those who only catch and release mullet, preferring not to eat the bottom feeders in any fashion.) The boat basin seawall boardwalk in the day use area at Collier-Seminole State Park is a popular spot for mullet and, therefore, for mullet fishermen, especially during an incoming tide and when the sun is shining in the fishes eyes. The boardwalk spans a rectangular dredged area that joins the Blackwater River to the south; mangroves line both sides. For information about purchasing Few fishermen know the secrets to catching mullet. Primarily vegetarian, mullet generally dont take worms, shrimp or other animal bait which means anglers intent on catching them must resort to all sorts of interesting techniques. One of the most unusual tactics for nabbing mullet involves chumming with oatmeal yes, oatmeal. Once the fish find the cereal, the fisherman throws out a fly that looks like a kernel of oatmeal. Some anglers use ripe bananas (imagine keeping that on a hook) or chicken feed as bait, and still others try twisting algae around their hook. Some anglers manage to catch a mullet or two by dropping hooked worms in the midst of an algae bed. The mullet keep eating algae and take the hook by mistake. Ive seen tilapia, which are also vegetarians, take worms, too. Because mullet are quick, strong fighters, small hooks and strong line are the best combination for these rigs. Here in Southwest Florida, cast netting is the most common way to fish for mullet. This presents its own challenge for the fisherman, however, since the fish need to be near enough to net. It takes a lot of patience to wait for BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyGet the most out of your next mullet-fishing expeditiona school of mullet to swim by, but a good cash netter can catch a bunch with one toss when the fish do appear. While jumping mullet often alert the angler to their approach, movement or noise will send them in the opposite direction. So the trick is not to throw the net too soon. Gill nets have been prohibited in Florida, even for commercial fishermen, since 1995. This has reduced the commercial catch by one third, allowing the mullet population to recover from overfishing. In order to catch any kind of fish, you need to know their feeding habits. Mullet are day feeders that swim to the bottom and at a 45-degree angle, scraping rocks and shells along the way to remove algae. At first sight, the fish appear suspended from the bottom with their tails floating upwards. They strain bottom sediments using their gill-rakers and teeth, spitting out the mud once they extract the food. Commercially, striped mullet is sold fresh, salted, dried and frozen. Roe is particularly prized and sold smoked or fresh. Some say mullet with roe are as a Florida saltwater license, call (888) 347-4356. Then come cast net for mullet at Collier-Seminole State Park. Lee Belanger is a volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. PHOTO BY LEE BELANGER Castnetting for mullet. Presidential Models Limited Instant Rebate Offer Valid Through 4/15/091-866-558-0312 Step inside our doors and be transported to a quaint Italian village, where everything you need is right at your ngertips. From Tuscan-style architecture, to rich Mediterranean design, the lifestyle youve been waiting for is waiting for you at Tuscany Villa of Naples.Our brand new apartments feature hardwood oors, lush carpets, with solid surface countertops and decorative backsplash tile, crown molding, plantation shutters, and more!Discoer Luxury Resort-Style Assisted Living8901 Tamiami Trail East Naples, FL 34113 www.5sqc.comAssisted Living Facility #5522239-775-2233
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 NEWS A27 $90$200Insulated low E Windowsstarting atImpact Windowsstarting atWINDOWS | INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DOORS | HARDWARE | MOULDINGS INCLUDING CROWN, CHAIR RAIL, BASEBOARDS AND CASING | WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENT AND REPAIRS | IN HOUSE INSTALLATION, SERVICE AND DELIVERY *With purchase of $4,000 or more VISIT OUR SHOWROOM OR SCHEDULE AN (OFF METRO PKWY) FORT MYERS, FL239.332.7170Find out how you can get a FREE decorative impact door* Variety of Window & Door styles to every of manufacturers! Make a Statement! Replace your front door! HURRY! LIMITED TIME OFFER Rx email@example.com How can you be bound across the seas, astrolabe in hand and stars in boundless sky, bounding en route to the Pure Land or the Land Down Under, when you are bound? Perhaps you could be bound in the captains quarters or in the hold below, in bondage, yet part, a parcel of a ship sailing, bounding, perhaps over the Bounding Maine. And perhaps if you had been bounding out, a bolt was needed to keep you bound, thus unable to execute your bolt outward, bounding into the blue. You know I love to play with words. And nowhere do words return the favor of play more than in the seduction of contranyms. Or perhaps you say contrOnyms. Either way, these word dyads are just as delicious. A contranym is a special type of homograph. Homographs are two words that have the same spelling but different meanings. Like the records, meaning paperwork about, of how many records, meaning ancient audio capturing discs, you might have. Contranyms are homographs in techni-color razzle dazzle. They are MUSINGS the linguistic wet dream of philosophers and mystics. They are the short circuit of all civilized sensibility. They are the crme de la crme of nonsense. A contranym is a homograph pair in which the different meanings are the opposite of each other. So we cannot be bound, tied up, and bound, en route, at the same time. We cannot bolt, make a quick exit, if they bolt us down to prevent our escape. A contranym is a linguistic taijitu, a geometric pattern which signifies complementary opposites united in a greater whole. Perhaps the most familiar taijitu is the classic Taoist yin/yang symbol. This symbol is called the diagram of ultimate power. It is a pictorial representation of the I Ching, the foundation of Chinese philosophy. The second Chinese character in I Ching means profound book. The first character means both ease and change. This character is clearly a contranym: No change in the human realm is easy. This contranym character is formed by the sign for sun on top of the sign for moon below. When the linguistic symbol for I Ching becomes the pictorial yin/ yang symbol, the essential nature of all contranyms becomes more understandable. In the white sun swirl is a black circle; in the black moon swirl there rests a white circle. These little circles, embraced in their opposites, are harbingers and embryos and invaders and hopeful fears and Contranym Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.is the ultimate power of the union of opposites. Please know that in this oh,sweet contranym of life its not all or nothing: Its nothing at all. N.B. Thanks to muse extraordinaire Lady Jill for pulling the veils off my memory of contranyms. fearless hopes. To clarify, lets look to the natural order itself. The longest night of the year, winter solstice, is the black circle in the white swirl. The depth of the longest darkness of winter solstice night is itself the seed of the coming longer light, the turning point. And likewise, in the brightest, longest day, summer solstice, is the very beginning of the coming longer darkness. Inherent in every phenomenon, at the deepest core, is the forming life breath of its contranym. This perpetually changing changeling is always essentially the same. Contranym rules. The yin/yang symbol, pictorial contranym, represents the entire celestial phenomenon. And as above, so below. As outside, so inside. This symbol is the philosophers astrolabe. To gain our philosophical bearings, our place in the grand schema of things, we cleave. We divide and split and separate into analyzed parts. Then the more than the sum of these parts must be the seed to which we cleave, adhering firmly, closely, loyally, unwaveringly. This
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Call them. Ask what they need and then design your product service mix around those needs. 3. Reducing marketing instead of focusing on marketing. The company that stands tall, strong and visible in the marketplace has stature and status. Differentiate with strong marketing to drive leads and sales. 4. Lacking systems to free up your time. Streamline your business and become more efficient. Use a handheld organizer to keep track of phone numbers, dates, appointments and meetings. Set a time each week to handle routine tasks, bills and paperwork. 5. Keeping everything to yourself. Your team knows the economy is tough and wants to understand what the company is facing and how, together, you can make it through. Lead toward a brighter future by focusing your efforts on today. Since 1964, SCORE Counselors to Americas Small Business has helped more than 8 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 362 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneurial education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call SCORE Naples at 430-0081 or visit www.scorenaples.org. Jazz and jewelry A benefit for Komen for the Cure at Vince Muller Interior Design and other business affairs. B9, 10 & 11 Knowing the risks Meet Brad Havemeier of Gulfshore Insurance. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance The elegant Emilia New model in Estuary at Grey Oaks makes the best of its beautful surroundings. B13 Heres the SCORE on five recession pitfalls to avoid A Naples-based manufacturer of specialty wires used to warm car seats and floorboards, or take the temperature of things like organs during surgery is persistently growing its customer base into 13 countries around the world. Pelican Wire Company, which moved from Wisconsin to Naples in 1976, does about 5 percent of its $10 million annual revenue in places like England, Nigeria, Mexico and Russia. Many are cold climates that use Pelicans radiant heating wire, the companys premier product, which used to heat floors in homes and apartments. Very few of our customers are actually nearby, says Pelican President Ted Bill, whose father started the business. But everything is made right here in Naples, he adds. We put a little a little sunshine in every piece of wire we make. A number of Southwest Florida companies have their eyes on foreign shores. Theyve ventured to find customers in places as remote as Qatar, a country about the size and shape of a thumb on the globe; or inside the social patina of Asian business; or into the hills of Mexico. In each case, they found a global economy that has become increasingly interconnected. A growing worldwide middle classSome countries have growing middle-class populations that present a whole new customer base for businesses eyeing foreign shores, according to Dan Borgia, professor of finance and director of the Institute of Chinese Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. India, China, Brazil and others are growing at a faster rate than we have been growing, he says. As they become stronger and their middle class grows, theyll demand greater products and services. There are really great opportunities for American businesses (to expand overseas), in everything from water treatment services to airport control equipment and software. The opportunities come with hurdles, of course. Its more complex and difficult and risky than operating purely domestically, Borgia says. Youre working with a different culture, with different political and legal systems and different exchange rates. His advice for a businessperson who wants to go overseas is this: Id work with the government or Enterprise Florida to lead you in the right direction. Test the market first Get your feet wet before you set up an overseas subsidiary or something like that. Borgia says FGCU has established relationships with several universities in China. Wed like to offer joint-degree programs and exchange scholars andOverseas connection is crucial for area businesses BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.comThere are really great opportunities for American businesses (to expand overseas)... Professor Dan Borgia, FGCU Interacting with a global economy poses challenges, rewards SEE GLOBAL, B12
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 BUSINESS PROFILE Encouraging healthy habits is no risk for Brad HavemeierBrad Havemeier is no doctor, but he recommends you watch your diet, get enough sleep and exercise regularly. When he says it, you believe he genuinely cares about your health. Thats because he possesses a humble, gracious demeanor, which also suits his position as CEO of Gulfshore Insurance, Inc. But if youre one of his 10,000 clients in Southwest Florida from a construction company that wants to purchase a group policy to a family looking for coverage his recommendations make perfect sense from a business point of view. Although hes in the insurance business, Mr. Havemeier doesnt write policies. Instead, he thinks about risk: How likely is it that youll get sick? Whats the chance youll wreck the boat or collect workers compensation? Will you develop a life-threatening disease? It is the job of his company to act as the middleman between clients and hundreds of insurers that offer their products. He has to keep both parties happy and recommend which kinds of insurance his clients need. To do this, Mr. Havemeier says, his team of salespeople and others diagnose clients risks and figure out which insurance best fits them and how to get the lowest premiums. As an independent broker, we counsel and advise on the risk-management concept, he says. We look at ourselves as risk managers for select clients. We get beyond insurance. We need to understand where the risks are, where (clients) might take less or more risks themselves. He advises his clients, especially those who want to purchase health insurance for their employees, to encourage them to be healthy. For his own staff 92 workers between offices in Naples and Fort Myers he has switched out doughnuts for healthy snacks. He also brought a nutritionist into the office to talk with them. Changing behavior is probably the most difficult thing to do, Mr. Havemeier says. With our employees, I say, look, we want you to be around as long as you want to work. We want your capabilities. And we think your families want you to be around for as long as possible, too. The bottom line is, if he can show an insurance company there is less risk, his clients will get a better rate. To insurance companies, all people and businesses come with a certain calculation: the risk rate. Its an average based on indicators such as lifestyle and medical history, and how many dollars have been paid out in claims to them. Mr. Havemeier moved to Naples in 1981 with his wife. He and three partners purchased Gulfshore Insurance, which was started in 1970, from the original founders. Four years ago, when his partners wanted to retire, It was either sell the company or step up and buy it from my partners. Now he is the majority owner. Although the company does business throughout Southwest Florida, it had only one office in Naples until 2007, when it opened a location near Interstate 75 and Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. Mr. Havemeier says continuing growth between Lee and Collier counties made it essential. It was very easy for us to say this is the right thing to do, he says. From a business standpoint, if you arent thinking of Lee and Collier together, I think youre missing the point Im sure our founders had no idea that they were catching the beginnings of a wave of growth that has transformed this area of Southwest Florida into one of the fastest growing in the country and a Mecca for wealthy retirees. Mr. Havemeier grew up in rural Minnesota, where his father was in the sales business, including insurance. After graduating from St. Johns University in Collegeville, Minn., with a bachelors degree in science, he started his own insurance company in suburban Minneapolis. Although he vows he wont move back to Minnesota Its an arctic tundra nine months out of the year, he says Mr. Havemeier remains a big Minnesota Twins fan. Sometimes he participates in fundraisers through the Twins franchise by using their spring training stadium in Fort Myers. Last year, Gulfshore Insurance raised $10,000 there with a charity softball game to benefit the American Cancer Society. We try to give back to the community, he says. Brad HavemeierBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Creative use of Space is our FortSimply 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.www.citisleeper.com3607 Tamiami Trail Naples, FL(across from Best of Everything)239 649-6919 sofa lounger sofaInvestment Management Wealth and Estate Planning Private Banking Family Office Services bnymellonwealthmanagement.com We are proud to announce the opening of our new office location in Naples: 4901 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 877-849-0011
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 Margaret Emblidge, director of entitlements and governmental affairs for Bonita Bay Group, has been appointed by the Florida Department of Community Affairs and the Florida Department of Transportation to the Mobility Fee Stakeholders Policy Committee. Ms. Emblidge has more than two decades of experience in land use planning, entitlements and environmental permitting, policy planning and legislative initiatives on the federal, state and local levels.The American Heart Association of SWFL announces its 2008-2010 Chairmans Board Members: Gail Abraham, Lee County Health Department; Shelly Church, Raymond James; Scot Congress, Congress Jewelers; Sally Jackson, Lee Memorial Health System; Geoff Moebius, Physicians Regional Medical Center; Jenny Olster, philanthropist; Ron Olster, www.aroundacity.com; Dr. Chris Papadopoulos, retired cardiologist; Dr. Robert Pascotta, cardiac surgeon; Cole Peacock, community leader; Lou Pontius, community volunteer; Robbie Roepstorff, Edison National Bank; Bob Simpson, LeeSar; Chris Spiro, Sprio & Associates.Shelia Smith Davis has joined the board of directors of the Childrens Museum of Naples. A volunteer and philanthropist in Columbus, Ohio, as well as Naples, Ms. Davis serves on the board of directors of The Immokalee Foundation and is on the executive committee of Hats in the Garden for the Naples Botanical Garden. She is a mentor with the Take Stock in Children program in Immokalee for the Education Foundation of Collier County. In addition to serving on the board for Cmon, she is a member of the childrens museum Capital Campaign Task Force. The Naples office of VIP Realty Group announces its top producers for January: Harry Stone, sales leader; Doug Stewart, listing leader; and Zach Fischer, top producer. Addie Kirkpatrick and Bob Bourke have joined Downing-Frye Realty to represent homebuyers and sellers in the Naples/Collier County market. Originally from Ypsilanti, Mich., Ms. Kirkpatrick has been involved in real estate sales in Florida and Tennessee for five years. Originally from Wayne, Michigan, Mr. Bourke is new to the real estate industry following more than 30 years in sales and marketing. He and Ms. Kirkpatrick both belong to the Naples Area, Florida and National Associations of Realtors. Dr. Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center presented the results of his research on multiple intraocular injections of the medication Avastin in the treatment of macular degeneration recently at the annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists in Maui, Hawaii. Edison State College President Kenneth Walker has joined the advisory board for the Center for Educational Performance and Accountability. CEPA is a group within the Florida TaxWatch Research Institute Inc., that conducts independent research and education on a variety of issues. Florida TaxWatch is a nonpartisan, nonprofit government watchdog and taxpayer research institute devoted entirely to Florida taxing and spending policies.Stock Development has named Dan Siracusa head chef for the Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort. Mr. Siracusa attended Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts in Miami and comes to The Players Club with 10-plus years of experience at establishments including Haneys Caf and The Club at Grandezza. Claire Maudlin, a commercial lines small business account manager with Gulfshore Insurance, has earned certification as a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist. The CRIS designation recognizes specialized expertise in construction insurance and establishes ones commitment to the construction industry through an on-going continuing education component focusing on construction risk and insurance. title of chief executive officer for the company that provides specialty services to protect and maintain the integrity of commercial and high-rise building interiors and structures. Mr. Schallert founded the company in 1993 in Naples. He will continue to manage all new construction activities as well as oversee company management and growth and diversification efforts. Robert Valentine retains the position of Spectrums executive vice president. Michele Reed of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has earned the designation as Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist as a building-industry professional with skills and knowledge specific to home modifications for aging in place. The CAPS designation identifies remodelers who have been trained to help retirees and older adults remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably throughout their maturing years. Dr. M.A. Atassi has opened Heart Specialists, Inc., his practice for diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, at 9411 Fountain Medical Court, Suite 100 in Bonita Springs. Dr. Atassi is certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He recently served as President and CEO of Heart Specialists, Inc. in Ohio. He completed his training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.Alice M. Harry has joined K2 Design Group as national business manager to solidify the architectural, interior design and construction management firms move into metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Ms. Harrys background includes seven years as senior design consultant with WCI Communities in Coral Springs. As national business manager for K2 Design Group, she oversees client relationships as well as marketing and media relations.The City Center office of TIB Bank has been transitioned into a Private Banking Center. During the past year, TIB has acquired Naples Capital Advisors under the leadership of Michael Morris, hired a team of local, established private bankers, and secured necessary approvals to exercise trust powers. Mark Morris, who in addition to being president of Naples Capital Advisors is an executive vice president and director of TIB Bank, is responsible for the banks trust and private banking services. The City Center office, which also serves as TIBs headquarters, will continue to provide full-service banking to all TIB customers in its main lobby. John Schallert, president of Spectrum Contracting, has assumed the additional ON THE MOVE Big, Tall, Short, or Small??? 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 BUSINESS MEETINGS 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. This months meeting will feature presentations from Medical Devices and Equipment (dental composites and applications) and from Health Care Services (access to doctors via phone and secure email). GCVF promotes the regions new and emerging businesses by bringing together entrepreneurs, educational resources, capital providers and service providers. Monthly meetings take place October through June. New members must qualify as accredited investors as defined by the SEC. For more information, call 2626300 or visit www.gcvf.angelgroups.net. The ABWA Neapolitan Chapter holds its Women in History: 20/20 Vision luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, at the Naples Hilton. Honorees are Lavern Norris Gaynor, Naples first lady of history, and Myra Daniels, the citys first lady of culture. Cost is $35 for chapter members and $55 for non-members. For reservations, visit www.abwaneapolitan.org or e-mail email@example.com. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month (next meeting March 13) from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky in Fort Myers, 13170 Cleveland Ave. Cost for members is $5 in advance, $10 at the door; non-members pay $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Bring business cards, brochures and a friend. To RSVP and for information about how to pay in advance, call 433-7708 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Empowered Network holds a networking luncheon Tuesday, March 17, at The Melting Pot in Naples. Donations are being accepted for a silent auction to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. For reservations, call 233-4114. For information about Empowered Network and its chapters in Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral, visit www.EmpoweredNetworking.com. The Direct Selling Womens Alliance Southwest Florida Area Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of every month (next meeting March 17) from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nonna Regina Italian Restaurant in North Naples. Cost is $5 and does not include lunch. Chapter president is Mindy Idaspe. For more information, call 248-9704 or e-mail email@example.com. The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida invites members and their SEE MEETINGS, B7 THE MOTLEY FOOL Never blindly accept what you read. Think critically about not just words, but numbers. Theyre not always what they seem.For example, many companies will report record earnings. This isnt necessarily impressive. Porcine Aviation (ticker: PGFLY), for example, might earn a record $5 per share in 2008. But if it earns $5.01 in 2009, $5.02 in 2010 and $5.03 in 2011, each of those will also be record earnings, but theyll represent meager growth. You need to examine how quickly a companys earnings are growing. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 The Lutgert Companies welcomes Merrill Lynch offices and Swim n Sport retail shop to The Mercato. Merrill Lynch has moved its financial management and investment advisory operations into approximately 17,000 square feet of Class A office space in a professional office building toward the eastern end of the center, at 9128 Strada Place. It is the first of several profes-Merrill Lynch offices, swimwear boutique open at The Mercato For Reserva ons, Call 403-3020 Daily Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTESBOOK NOW! $135 ppONE WAY ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday Depart Naples9:00 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM Arrives Naples 11:00 AM11:00 AM11:00 AM11:00 AM NEWS IN BUSINESS Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital has opened at 2700 Immokalee Road. The facility provides complete medical, surgical and dental care, from diagnostic procedures and surgery to pharmacy services and boarding kennels. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosted the animal hospitals ribbon-cutting ceremony. The staff at the new Pearle Vision office of Brigid B. Ogden, O.D., in Bonita Springs celebrated a ribbon-cutting with ambassadors of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. The office is in Audubon Plaza at 15495 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 124.COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOsional firms to move into The Mercato in 2009; the firms of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, Salvatori & Wood and Wicker Smith OHara McCoy & Ford will make the move later this year. Also new in The Mercato is Swim n Sport, a 1,500-square-foot store at 9108 Strada Place. The highfashion swimwear shop is the first retail location in Collier County and the second in Southwest Florida for the Miamibased company that has been in operation since 1954, specializing in swimwear separates, resort wear and related accessories. There are 38 Swim n Sport stores around the country. The Mercato occupies 53 acres at the intersection of U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road. When completed, the project will provide nearly 330,000 square feet of main street-style retail and restaurants, 140,000 square feet of Class A office space and 175 luxury residential units. Real Estate Architectural Executive PortraitTom Harper Excellence in Photography239-560-0994 www.TomHarperPhotography.com 1100 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH, SUITE 201 NAPLES, FLORIDA 34102 239 261-5394 Fax 239 261-6877EXECUTIVESUPPORT SERVICES Our business is your businessThe perfect way to test the waters with a start up business, or if you are thinking of downsizing your business. Let us customize a package for you.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 and 3 BEDROOM Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 Beautiful McGarvey built model home. 5,360 under air. 3.875 million MediterraFlorida.com David William Auston, PAMediterra Resident & Specialist239-273-1376www.DavidNaples.comDavid@DavidNaples.com Frey & Sons built model home. 4,986 under air. 3.295 million I have Room for your Mediterra Listing Here Private Estate lot in Teramo. 180 of frontage & 200 of depth FEATURED MEDITERRA PROPERTIES professors, he says. Were also trying to facilitate business partnerships through the (Lutg ert) College of Business. A lot of that is just evolving.Premier Properties worldwideChristies Great Estates, a division of the famous auction company, chose Naples-based Premier Properties to represent high-end real estate to the world. That means Premier sells Christies luxury Southwest Florida properties to buyers from throughout the United States and also from England, France, Spain, Ireland and Germany. Christies market includes nearly 500 real-estate brokerage offices and 14,000 real-estate agents worldwide. These are targeted brokerage companies that primarily focus on affluent buyers and affluent individuals looking for luxury real estate, Tom Bringardner, president of Premier, says. Another way Premier attracts foreign clients is through rental properties. Premiers largest source of overseas renters is the United Kingdom, followed by Germany and Canada. The international market has always been one of our focuses for rentals, says Hilary Young, Premiers rental division manager. When they come to our area, we hope they see good values and want to purchase here. As some affluent homebuyers pick up a second or third home in Naples, they often tell their friends about the area, Mr. Bringardner says. Falling home prices have made the area more attractive to them than ever. People have enjoyed the fine climate and amenities that Southwest Florida and Naples has to offer and as a result draw others, their friends, as well, he says. Thats really how the whole community has grown. Prices are a little bit softer today, and that allows people to consider this a better opportunity than it was a couple of years ago. I think buyers who have a time horizon that is three to five years out will be very happy they made those decisions.London office for VIPLast Friday, a group of British and American real-estate agents met for the purpose of selling Southwest Florida real estate, in a move some might call revolutionary. Theres nothing like this, says Nick Churton, managing director of Mayfair International Realty, one of the United Kingdoms largest real-estate firms. The tendency is to say this is a bit like this or a bit like that well, you cant, because its unique. But I think its catching on. Over coffee and pastries at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, Mr. Churton announced a partnership with VIP Realty Group, one of Southwest Floridas top sellers of high-end real estate. This means boots on the ground, he said. VIP will open a new office in London; Mayfair is headquartered in London and has 300 outposts throughout the U.K., where VIP plans to cast its net to attract overseas buyers. Our whole challenge of working out of this recession is absorption of listings, says VIP President Charles C. Ashby. So the wider your net, the more it increases your chances.Mayfairs Mr. Churton says in these rough times, the partnership will give VIPs clients the reassurance of having salesmen do their bidding in Europe. Sellers like the idea that they have wider coverage, he says. In Florida, if youre choosing an agent to represent you, you want your market to be covered. (And) over the last decade, the market has become more global. Buyers are looking at the United States as a great destination.But English buyers might be looking for something different than VIPs American buyers. Americans just dont realize how rich they are, Mr. Churton says. Were in a second-home economy, whereas you, in places, are in a fourth-home economy. The majority (of our buyers) are looking for a nice, sensible place they can vacation. Annette Reeve, Mayfairs international director who flew into Southwest Florida from London with Mr. Churton, adds, The British press is starting to say, look at America. The fact that VIP attracts the European market is no news to many, including Mr. Ashby. All you have to do is just walk around a mall and listen to the languages Canadian, French, German, he says.Robb & Stucky: Qatar to Costa RicaDan Lubner had just arrived on an overnight flight from Qatar and was going full-steam ahead, in spite of looking a bit bleary eyed. He had been talking with architects, interior design firms, contractors and government officials there about expanding Robb & Stuckys customer base into that tin country. The 94-year-old home furnishings store that started in Fort Myers has outlets around Florida as well as in Arizona, Nevada and Texas into that tiny country. Mr. Lubner, president of Robb & Stuckys Resort Division, cannot reveal the details of the Qatar plan yet. Ask me in two weeks, he says. But, he adds, From Costa Rica to Qatar, weve got large-scale projects going in lots of different directions. As far as the potential to open up storefronts (overseas), there are plenty of opportunities were reviewing on a weekly basis. The company has been shipping overseas for about 30 years and opened a showroom in Costa Rica two years ago, which has proved a success. In addition, 10 percent of its average $300 million revenue comes from buyers overseas, Mr. Lubner says. Preferred Hotel Group, which has 700 properties around the world, including the Hyatt brand, is a client. The key to Robb & Stuckys smooth expansion into overseas markets, as well as national ones, is a business model called vertical integration. That means the company handles manufacturing, design and production duties all in-house, instead of outsourcing to different companies. When you have those three teams working together, it makes for a seamless process, Mr. Lubner says. From cradle to grave, were handling every aspect of our local, national and international projects.Pelican Wire faces challengesPelican Wire, the Naples-based radiant heating wire company, used to supply builders in mountainous regions in Mexico, but shoddy enforcement of tax laws in that country created a challenge. NAFTA was intended to clear some of those barriers, Mr. Bill says, but what we have found is a very inconsistent enforcement of the tariff laws down there. His company also works with a Russian company that manufactures automobile seats, and Mr. Bill says the fluctuation in currency between countries can pose a challenge. When the economy started to go down, the U.S. dollar became much stronger, so it cost more (Russian) rubles to purchase the product (our wires were making). Mr. Bill points out that while businesses here sell their products overseas, many of the final products like the local homes sold to Europeans or the wires heating up the seat of a Volkswagen are enjoyed by customers in Southwest Florida. And as profits boomerang back home too, employees and business owners feel the benefits of a global economy in their bank accounts. GLOBALFrom page 1LUBNER CHURTON BRINGARDNER Our whole challenge of working out of this recession is absorption of listings. So the wider your net, the more it increases your chances. Charles C. Ashby, VIP president
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B13Special pricing, free golf membership offered in Treviso Bay neighborhoods In Estuary at Grey Oaks, the Emilia evokes relaxed elegance Taylor Morrison continues its Ace Group Classic tournament special for homebuyers in the Vercelli or DiNapoli neighborhoods in Treviso Bay, where coach homes are priced from the high $500,000s and villa homes from the high $900,000s. The first three purchasers will receive free golf membership initiation (a $90,000 value) to the Tournament Players Club, the only TPC network club in Southwest Florida. Taylor Morrisons signature homes range from just under 2,500 square feet to more than 3,200 square feet. Detached villas feature three bedrooms, 3 baths and two-car garages, with optional three-car garages available. Coach homes have either two or three bedrooms, two or 2 baths, and two-car garages. Future amenities at Treviso Bay will include marina access privileges through the Odyssey Marina Club and a sports and fitness center with spa. For more information, call 234-6821 or visit www.TaylorMorrison.com. Emilia Master Bedroom Emilia Lanai The course at Treviso Bay The Treviso Bay Golf Club Emilia Great Room Emilia Kitchen Emilia Guest Bedroom Emilia DiningCOURTESY PHOTOSCOURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOThe Emilia is a three-bedroom, 3-bath villa residence in the Marsh Wren neighborhood of Estuary at Grey Oaks. Estuarys natural setting is an extension of a 48-acre preserve that serves as the western border of the community. The preserve is intersected by the Gordon River. In the Emilia, interior designer Renee Gaddis of Collins & DuPont Interior Design has created a relaxed environment featuring a tone-on-tone neutral palette. From the foyer, visitors are greeted with a view through to the pool, landscaping and golf course beyond. Columns define the entry to a great room with a three-stepped coffered ceiling. Four columns against the main wall of the room define spaces for a plasma television, floating shelves and matching oval mirrors of gold and silver leaf. A pair of pouf ottomans is stationed below the mirrors. A study off the great room has hardwood floors and dark wood tones that convey a dramatic, masculine feeling. In the dining room, a square mahogany table with a high lacquer finish allows seating for two on each side. Rosewood klismos chairs have tufted backs in a silver fin-SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE ESTUARY, B15
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 Naples-based London Bay Homes, which recently received a $17 million capital investment, is preparing to introduce The Estates at Cortile, a single-family luxury enclave within Bonita Bays Mediterra community. The Estates at Cortile will include a total of 46 home sites, 28 for villas and 18 for spacious estate homes. The fact that London Bay is moving ahead with a new community in this market may surprise some people, but for Mark Wilson, president of the company, its a strategic decision. Economists have many views about the real estate economy in Southwest Florida, he says. Our view is that the market will recover more quickly than some people believe. Homes are an incredible value right now, and this region is one of the most attractive retirement and second home destinations in the United States. Smart people understand these dynamics. Its not surprising that we are seeing a higher level of traffic and interest from potential buyers. Mr. Wilson believes the new luxury homes will be uniquely appealing to people in this market for several reasons. This village represents the last chance to build a new residence on an estate home site in Mediterra, he says, adding, We have created some captivating designs that deliver exceptional value for the dollar. And these homes are maintenance-free, which is an appealing feature in this market. These are just some of the reasons we are confident in opening The Estates at Cortile at this time. Buyers will select from 13 floor plans and a number of different designs reflecting Tuscanand Mediterranean-style architecture. The five villa homes range from 3,000 square feet to 4,300 square feet and are priced from $1.7 million, including the home site. The eight estate plans range from 4,200 square feet to 6,300 square feet and begin at $2.4 million, including the home site. The Estates at Cortile will contain some of the best-view remaining in Mediterra, Mr. Wilson says, adding the home sites have lake, golf course and preserve views. The Estates at Cortile also provide home buyers the opportunity to obtain an equity or social membership in The Club at Mediterra, which has two Tom Faziodesigned golf courses, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse and The Sports Club with five Har-Tru tennis courts, an outdoor pool, three spa rooms and fitness center. The private Mediterra Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico features an elevated swimming pool, sundeck and dining. The community also has miles of bicycle paths, nature trails and neighborhood parks. London Bay Homes has been building luxury residences in Southwest Florida since 1990. The company also operates the Romanza Design Studio. In addition to custom designs, the company has its Reserve Collection of homes starting at $900,000 and Village designs from $800,000. Soon to come are condominiums priced under $600,000. For more information, call 825-9233 or visit www.londonbay.com. London Bay Homes introduces new community in Mediterra ELITE MORTGAGE CONCEPTS OF SW FLORIDA, INCMortgage loans with the highest level of service.Purchase and refinance transactions 10 years lending experience in Naples Lynn Rainey Licensed Mortgage Broker email@example.com J Cbt 287-6732n, nf, nr, nNb O T PB C 370-8687 nNb O T PM D 777-0200239-596-2520 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! $299,900 NEW LISTING 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! $299,900 BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, Extended Capri, 2 BR, 2 BA, heated pool, wide water view on quiet street. Owner Motivated! Price Slashed, Owner nancing available. $275,900 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 RARELY AVAILABLE! 3 CAR GARAGE HOME offers over 3,200 square feet of living space! The 4 Br, 4 BA stately Manor offers endless decorating and entertaining possibilities featuring gracious living space, PRIVATE POOL with new screen enclosure! $555,000 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 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 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 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 FANTASTIC 5 BR HOME! UNIQUE EXTENDED CARLYLE. Stunning home features new LARGE TILE in all living areas, crown moldings and DECORATIVE trim, STAINLES STEEL appliances, beautiful GENUINE HARDWOOD oors, HIGH EFFICIENCY washer and dryer, and more! $445,000 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. Oversize 2 car garage has room for 3 cars or workspace. $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 SAN REMO IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES VILLAGE WALK Other Fine Locations LOCATION Village Walk & Island Walk on Vanderbilt Beach Road! Two of Naples most innovative and appealing Communities! Village Walk & Island Walk on Vanderbilt Beach Road! Two of Naples most innovative and appealing Communities! ISLAND WALK PEBBLEBROOKEPOOL HOME PRIVATE WITH FABULOUS LAKE VIEWS! 4BR,3.5BA Open oor plan offers formal living, dining and family rooms. Numerous upgrades, tile in living areas, crown and decorative moldings, granite countertops, built-in wine cooler in kitchen! $469,900 PRICED TO SELL!! Oakmont with custom pool and renovated kitchen are just 2 great reasons to see this Oakmont. Kitchen has granite, stainless appliances, and cherry wood cabinets. Village Walk has so much to offer tennis, tness room, restaurant, heated pools, miles of paved and lighted walking trails. $429,900.SHORT SALE, and Lender is nally ready to negotiate!! Beautiful Brook eld Villa. Large bedrooms, high ceilings 2 BD, large den, 2 BA, 2 car garage, GE appliances, 16 tile on the diagonal. $185,000 Make offer! NEW LISTINGSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Lola and Al MooreServing your Real Estate needs in Southwest Florida A boutique Real Estate company catering to your needs before and after the sale Pre-foreclosure consultations New construction / Gated communities Worldwide referral network Home Watch services Serving Lee & Collier
MARCH 5-11, 2009 B15 Coldwell Banker Taranto Team closes $11 million beach lot RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAMiromar Lakes/Bellini ......................$2500 Vasari/Cassia ....................................$1700 Rapallo .............................................$1650 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Bonita Bay ................................ from $1450 Grandezza/Sabal Palms ......................$1250 Marsh Landing ..................................$1150 Stoneybrook .....................................$1000Furnished Annuals from $1200 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSDunes/Grand Excelsior .....................$4500 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$3850 Park Shore Beach/Solamar ................$2500 Kensington/Wellington Place ............$2300 Park Shore/Imperial Club .................$2200 Bayfront/Old Naples .........................$2200 Tiburon/Castillo ...............................$2200 Remington Reserve ...........................$1800 Pelican Bay/LAmbiance ...................$1800 Park Shore Beach/Esplanade .............$1800 Stonebridge/Braeburn .......................$1600 Park Shore/Allegro ...........................$1500 The Strand/Turnberry ......................$1495 The Orchards ...................................$1400 Hidden Cove ....................................$1350 Tarpon Cove ....................................$1100 Wiltshire Lakes ................................$1100 Imperial .................................... from $1075 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000 Lake View Pines .................................$995Furnished Annuals from $1000 UNFURNISHED HOUSESPark Shore .....................................$12000 Moorings ........................................$10000 Port Royal ........................................$7000 Royal Harbor ....................................$6500 North Naples/Oaks Blvd ...................$5000 Mediterra/Villalago ...........................$3500 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 Andalucia .........................................$2100 Lakeside ...........................................$1300 $1,100,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples LONGSHORE LAKE Builders own Home!!! Black Pearl In nity edge pool seemingly ows into the large, long lake creating a sense of endless water. Amazing! Porcelain tile oors, granite, Thermadore appliances, lighted coffered ceilings, summer kitchen, master suite with sitting area, 3 car garage and so much more. North Naples Community with 88 acres of lakes for boating, shing and kayaking. Amenities include a clubhouse with restaurant, playground, tennis, tness and golf reciprocals. 2 Luxurious New Custom Designed Southern-Styled Homes set on a Lake completed Dec 2008. 10,123 S/F with 5 bedroom suites and balconies, 3-bay attached garage. 3,625 S/F with 3 bedroom suites, a detached 2-bay garage and oce. e Estate oers state of the art nishes and elegant craftsmanship throughout. Private septic, sewer, reverse osmosis system and 2 back-up gas generators. 20 horses permitted on this high, dry and cleared property west of I-75. $8,750,000 ESTUARYFrom page B13The Taranto Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate recently sold a 1.41acre beachfront lot in Old Naples. The team consisting of Lauren and Mike Taranto and Ted Libby from the Naples Fifth Avenue office sold the lot in Old Naples for nearly $11 million. We closed the lot within 30 days of listing, Ms. Taranto says, adding it was the largest lot available on the beach. The seller in turn chose the Taranto Team to handle the marketing and sale of a 32-acre estate in Colorado and a penthouse in Chicago, which is currently under contract. The Colorado estate includes a 16,000square-foot home, a recreation building, carriage house and stables and will be listed for more than $20 million. Specializing in residential, luxury and second home property sales, the Taranto Team is consistently in the top 1 percent in closed sales, says Bill Coffee, branch manager for Coldwell Bankers Fifth Avenue office. ished linen and cotton combination. The kitchen cabinetry has a warm, medium spice finish and rustic satin nickel pulls. The adjacent breakfast nook features a circular glass-topped table with seating for four. A large vestibule serves as the entry to the master suite. The Emilia floor plan includes two guest suites, one with a cabana-like ambiance and the other with a feminine feel in fuscia and celery green. The Emilias outdoor living area has a fireplace with a sofa and armchairs grouped around it for cozy conversation. Six chairs surround an oval glass-topped table adjacent to the grill. Off Airport Pulling Road north of Golden Gate Parkway, Estuary residents enjoy a private, gated lifestyle inside the sanctuary of a nature preserve. The communitys 18-hole championship golf course was named 2005 Florida Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association. Grey Oaks Country Club members also enjoy fitness facilities, a tennis club with eight lighted Har-Tru courts and pro shop, a heated pool and formal and casual dining at two clubhouses.Premier Properties is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of the Emilia villa at Estuary at Grey Oaks. For more information, call 261-3148 or visit the Emilia online at www.visitestuary.com.
Lely Resort has opened 11 new singlefamily and estate home models in The Classics at Lely Resort, Collier Countys 2008 Community of the Year. There are three furnished models each in the Covington Place estate home neighborhood and the Martinique and Avonlea single-family neighborhoods. There are also two estate home models in The Estates section of The Classics. In the north half of Lely Resort, Covington Place is a private neighborhood of 38 single-family homes on a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by nature preserves. Views are across the fairways and greens of The Classics Championship Golf Course. Four floor plans offered range from 3,138 square feet to 3,482 square feet under air and are priced from $644,990. Martinique is a neighborhood of 28 home sites formed from two adjacent culde-sacs within The Classics, a gated community of oversized lots with golf, lakefront and wooded preserve views. Four floor plans ranging from 2,809 square feet to 3,133 square feet begin at $544,990. Avonlea is a private neighborhood of 34 single-family homes situated on three quiet cul-de-sacs. The neighborhood by Stock Construction offers five floor plans from 2,601 square feet to 2,889 square feet of living space under air. Prices begin at $609,990. Also within The Estates at The Classics are the Madrid model by Divco Homes and The Versailles model by Lundstrom Development. The Madrid is on a private cul-de-sac with lake views and the 13th fairway of the Gary Player-designed Classics championship golf course beyond. With four bedrooms, three full and two half baths, the model has 3,606 square feet under air and a total of 5,065 square feet. Lundstroms Versailles model is a three-bedroom, three-bath home with great room and an attached three-car garage. The model has 3,122 square feet under air and a total of nearly 5,000 square feet. It includes an elaborate pool and spa package. Nine additional neighborhoods are within Lely Resort. Single-family offerings include Caldecott and Cottesmore; multifamily neighborhoods include Moorgate Point, Hawthorne, Legacy, Players C ove, Alden Woods. The Cottages at Cordoba is a new enclave of golf cottages. Ol rounds out Lely Resorts selection of new homes with prices that begin at $199,990.Residents have access to The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort; residents of the Ol neighborhood have their own Village Center to call home. Lely Resort residents also have access to three championship golf courses and two golf clubhouses. The Lely Resort Sales Center is at 8020 Grand Lely Drive. For more information, call 793-2100 or visit www.lely-resort. com. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 The Seapines model in Covington Place at Lely ResortCOURTESY PHOTONew models open throughout The Classics at Lely ResortSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY 1965 Taken better care of my Barbie doll collection 1973 Given a second look at the well mannered geek that sat next to me in math class 1980 Listened to my brother-in-law when he told me to invest in this new company called Apple 2009 Bought a Toll Brothers home when it was a buyers marketI WISH I HAD... There has never been a better time to buy a Toll Brothers home. Take advantage of the buyers market and youll never have to say, I wish I had ...F bt nfr t Fnb, t TollBrothersFlorida.com Decorated Models Open Monday 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Tuesday Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Sunday 11a.m.-6 p.m. CGC055953 Naples TBI Realty, LLC Broker Participation Welcome Prices and availability subject to change. Base prices do not include lot premiums or options. This is not an offering where prohibited by law. From I-75: Take County Road 951 (Ext 101) and travel south approx. 1/2 mile to Davis Blvd. Turn right onto David Blvd. and proceed 2-3/10 miles to the main entrance on the left.
As a child, ones dream were visualized while playing on a beach. But as an adult, dreams should remain lofty, but tangible. And thats the reason for Madeira. Because beachfront properties are so highly sought after, only a limited number of them remain at Madeira. Amazing ready-to-inhabit residences from 2,500-3,500 square feetbejeweled with amenities like the start-of-the-art tness center, private elevators, billiards room, andwell, thats just the beginning. The Ambassador Membership* provides residents with golf at The Rookery Golf Club, tennis and privileges to the Marriotts Balinese-style health spa and hair salon. (239) 642.4200 Laura Adams Cell (239) 404.4766 350 South Collier Boulevard Marco Island, FL 34145 MadeiraMarco.com ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELO PER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NEW DESIGNER FURNISHED MODEL OPEN DAILYLocated at the center of Marco Islands prestigious Crescent Beach, Madeira is vintage beachfront living at its nest. However, like all royalty can tell you, castles like this are rare. So, schedule a tour of our new model today. Call Madeira. Quick. Before theyre all gone. Starting from $1.8 million.*Annual dues apply. When I was young, I made castles in the sand. Now I live in one.
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Models Open DailyNothing Closer to the Perfect Naples Life. Close to Town. Close to Ideal. Close to Perfect. Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves dene a way of life to be found nowhere else. If your standard is only the best, you truly belong here. Platinum Clubs of America Top 100 Award Winner 54 holes of championship golf 2 magnicent clubhouses 5,500 square feet of tness facilities Estate homesites from the $900s. Villas from $1,595,000. Magnicent estate homes from $2.9 million.Estuary at Grey Oaks is offered by Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS, a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Golden Gate Parkway, just West of Airport-Pulling Road On-site Sales Center Hours Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 11-5 239.261.3148 www.visitestuary.com Goodlette Frank Road Airport-Pulling RoadGolden Gate Parkway Radio RoadGatehouse Gatehouse Granada VI by London Bay Homes Emilia by The Lutgert Companies Cascada by The Lutgert Companies Tallowwood II by The Lutgert Companies Lucca by Harwick Homes Granada VI by London Bay Homes
OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. PRICES, FEATURESA NDAVAILABILITYSUBJECTTOCHANGEWITHOUTNOTICE. BROKERPARTICIPATIONWELCOME. *INCENTIVE PROGRAMS ARE LIMITED. DEVELOPERMAYAMENDORCANCELATANYTIMEWITHOUTPRIORNOTICE. OFFER IS VALIDONELIGIBLETRANSACTIONS. 26951 Country Club Drive in Bonita Springs239.495.1105BonitaBayHighRises.com UNPARALLELED QUALITY REMARKABLE AMENITIES CHOICE DESIGNPriced from $1,606,000TAVIRA 403 TAVIRA 402FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES FOUR WATERFRONT PARKS FULL-SERVICE MARINA WORLD-CLASS TENNIS COMPLEX STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER TAVIRA 501 DEVELOPER, MARINA AND GOLF MEMBERSHIP INCENTIVES NOW AVAILABLE* at Bonita Bay BY APPOINTMENT
Andrea Lane Take a stroll through our fabulous fully furnished model homes and see what a walk in the park, The Residences at Bell Tower Park, could look like for you. Youll enjoy the view of our lakes, preserves and walking trails, all in a peaceful park-like setting. Plus, new low prices on developer closeout homes. See you at the Park! Developer CloseoutFrom $197,000 Limited TimeSALES & INFORMATION CENTER HOURS:Monday Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.5100 Bell Tower Park Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33912(239) 433-2500 1-800-445-2795 www.BellTowerPark.com ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY DEVELOPER TO BUYER OR LESSEE. OFFERED BY GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. DEVELOPERS OF THE RESIDENCES AT BELL TOWER PARK, TARPON POINT MARINA AND PALMAS DEL SOL. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL OF OUR FINE COMMUNITIES, PLEASE CALL 239-437-5007 OR VISIT ONLINE AT GPDEVELOPMENT.COM. BROCHURE, WEB SITE AND ANY MARKETING MATERIALS PRESENTED ARE NOT LEGAL DOCUMENTS. DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOS, DRAWINGS AND ARTIST RENDERINGS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, FLOOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THE PROPERTIES OR INTEREST DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE GO VERNMENTS OF ANY STATE OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THIS ADVERTISEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO ANY RESIDENTS OF NJ, CT, HI, ID, IL OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED, UNLESS THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN REGISTERED OR EXEMPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. RENDERINGS ARE ARTIST CONCEPTION. PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY GROSSE POINTE REALTY, LLC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 2009 GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. Move-in-ready homes up to 2,400 square feet Lakeside clubhouse, pool, spa & oversized deck Fitness center, tennis & childrens play area Enclosed garages Community build-out complete Living Here Is A Walk InTHE PARK Visit our model homes fully furnished by Robb & Stucky. Open every day.
Martinique Covington Estates AvonleaBROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED.ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIEDUPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOP ER.FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503,FLORIDA STATUTES,TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW.PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. 2008 Community of the Year!Custom Country Club Estate Homes from just over $1 Million. Visit the Lely Sales Center:8020 Grand Lely Drive,Naples,Florida 34113(239) 793-2100Toll-Free:1 (866) 392-2100Lely Resort Realty,LLC,Exclusive Sales Agent,Licensed Real Estate BrokerFor more information on available home sites,prices and The Classics lifestyle,go towww.lely-resort.comT he ClassicsJoin us as we celebrate Lely Resorts most exceptional neighborhood,The Classics,a one-of-a-kind private enclave with a collection of four distinctive neighborhoods.Tour magnificent estate homes of remarkable architectural design by some of the regions most respected builders A.R.B.C.Arthur Rutenberg Homes,Divco Construction Company,Lundstrom Development and Stock Construction all offered at unprecedented prices. Residents of The Classics enjoy the extraordinary amenities of Lely Resort,which includes three golf courses, four clubhouses including the award-winning Players Club & Spa and an unparalleled lifestyle. For those who desire exceptional value,privacy and prestige, we invite you to discover The Classics.from$544,990FridaySunday,March 6th 8thfrom 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Come discover a weekend at ThebestofLely. At ourbest pricesever.
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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 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM GREY OAKS ESTUARY Elegant home with ve bedrooms, private two-story guest cabana with suites, theatre room surrounded by full bar, library. $5,500,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS Furnished home with 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, private elevator, 2-car attached garage plus 2-car detached garage. Covered lanai. $5,550,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY Furnished. Marble and wood oors, wine cellar, media room, lanai, replace, and outdoor kitchen. Lake and golf course views. $5,895,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTUARY Stunning 4 bedroom plus den residence with lake and golf course views. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen, replace, pool/spa. $5,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ESTATES This 4 bedroom plus den features columns, tray ceilings, marble ooring and stone replace. Custom pool/spillover spa. $2,990,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FIDDLERS CREEK ISLA DEL SOL Decorated and furnished custom 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath (includes casita with separate guest quarters) overlooking golf course. $2,990,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851GREY OAKS Four bedroom estate blends luxury with comfort. Designed for a discerning buyer. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,999,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS ESTATES Custom builders personal home. Southern exposure four bedrooms, four baths, 2 half-baths, Koi pond, sauna, and stone replace. $4,149,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA This four bedroom plus study home features ne woodwork, stone replace, pool, spa, tray and vaulted ceilings. Lake and golf course views. $2,450,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851GREY OAKS PALM ISLAND Gracious home with 180 degrees of breathtaking water and golf views from most rooms. Custom design, four bedrooms, den/study. $2,490,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTATES An impressive custom-built home recently remodeled with Appalachian-Piazza maple ooring, new carpet and paint. Land golf course views. Furnished. $2,495,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800GREY OAKS 1655 Chinaberry Court This estate home has two oors with sunsets from the lakeside lanai with an innityedge pool, and fully equipped outdoor kitchen. $2,675,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS Enjoy the elegance of this custom home overlooking the 18th hole. Soaring ceilings, marble, cast stone columns, cherry cabinets. Pool/spa. $1,995,000 | Angie White | 821-6722TWIN EAGLES This residence features four bedrooms, four baths, limestone oors, wide crown mouldings, summer kitchen, loggia, and replace. $1,999,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS CAPISTRANO Lush tropical lake and private waterfall views from this three bedroom plus study, elegant home. Pool/spa with new lanai screening. Furnished. $2,195,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Stately 2-story three bedroom home. Features include designer ceiling treatments, faux paint, replace, full game room, den, and pool/spa. $2,290,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 GREY OAKS TRADITIONS #202 At close to 4,000 SF, this elegant home features a long lake view, marble and mahogany wood oors, and library with cherry doors. $1,550,000 | Jutta Lopez | 571-5339GREY OAKS AVILA Long golf/lake views, 3 bedroom plus den and loft, A/C garage and pool/spa. Loaded with upgrades and ne nishes. A Christies Great Estates Property. $1,595,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678TWIN EAGLES HEDGESTONE Four bedrooms, ve bathrooms plus a den in this furnished home. Enjoy views of lake and golf course. Three-car garage. $1,699,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Former model decorated by Agostinos Design Group and on a oversized corner lot. Three bedrooms plus den with 3200+ A/C SF. $1,350,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO Mediterranean-style home with innity pool overlooking the lake. Three bedrooms, three full and one half-bath including a casita for guests. $1,295,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LESINA #2005 Stunning Bay and Gulf views! Finished by Foxworthys Interiors. Brazilian walnut wood and Turkish marble ooring. $1,199,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS POINT Quiet cul-de-sac, 3,927 SF of living area, ve bedrooms including cabana, four baths, loft. Wide lake views. Pool and spa. $995,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS LANDING 8511 Mallards Way Custom plan with 2123 SF living area! Gas heatedscreened pool/spa,lake views, open kitchen, diagonal tile, granite. $639,500 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SERANO #PH-2106 Penthouse with breathtaking views in three directions, three bedrooms, and over 2,500 total SF. Wraparound lanai. $899,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW Turnkey furnished, custom 3 bedroom plus den with open oor plan, granite counters and oversized pool/spa with waterfall. $949,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 Single Family Homes MAJORCA 8608 Majorca laneGorgeous home features designer ceiling treatments, faux paint, crown moulding. Pool area with built-in spa. $1,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133BELLAGIO 8511 Bellagio DriveFormer model, decorated in classic Mediterranean style. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, oversized lanai with lake views. $1,200,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MULBERRY ROW 7630 Mulberry LaneBeautifully decorated Lundstrom home. Heated pool/spa, built-in grill, three bedrooms plus den, three baths and oversize garage. $899,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851SERENA 3198 Serenity Court #201Furnished luxury coach home. Private elevator, 3,000+ SF under air, 3 bedrooms plus den, and 2-car garage. $829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 REDUCRANBERRY CROSSING 9096 Cherry Oaks TrailBeautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Private backyard and lanai with heated pool/spa, overlooking lake. NOW $799,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 REDUCEDMALLARDS LANDING 8532 Mallards PointTwo bedroom plus den, furnished. Imported cabinets, granite counters and more. Innity-edge pool with wide lake view. $749,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MAHOGANY BEND 3828 Mahogany Bend DriveNew, luxury home with western exposure golf course views, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, and pool/spa. $699,900 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CRANBERRY CROSSING 9100 Cherry Oaks TrailFurnished three bedroom home with views of lake, heated pool, security system, central vacuum, tile throughout and granite. $648,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 Condominiums/Villas SERENA 3164 Serena Lane #201Brand new 3 bedroom plus den with long lake views. Granite counters, and stainless appliances. Turnkey furnished. $895,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851SERENA 3181 Aviamar Circle #102Spacious three bedroom plus library and den residence with design upgrades, beautiful cabinetry and ooring. Enjoy the best lake views. $699,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548MENAGGIO 9274 Menaggio Court #101A luxury coach home on the ground oor overlooking a lake with 3 bedrooms plus den, family room and living room. $695,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176VARENNA 9202 Museo Circle #104Outstanding fountain and lake views. Very private. Fully furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner coach home. $695,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851CASCADA 9042 Cascada Way #102Panoramic golf/water views! Three bedroom plus study with coffered ceilings and expanded kitchen. $689,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545VARENNA 9221 Museo Circle #204The best of everything: granite, stainless appliances and tile. Over 3,000 SF under air, and long lake views. $675,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685VARENNA 9242 Tesoro Lane #201Outstanding residence with private elevator, over 3,000 SF AC, 3 bedrooms plus den, and spacious lanai. Furnished. $650,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SERENA 3202 Serenity Court #201Turnkey furnished luxury 2nd oor corner residence overlooking the lake. Spacious plan with 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths. $599,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MONTREUX 3745 Montreux Lane #204Stunning lake and golf course views from this impeccable four bedroom coach home. Decorated and furnished. $535,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545MONTREUX 3715 Montreux Lane #101Fully upgraded corner coach home with stunning golf/lake views. Granite countertops, custom millwork, replace. $499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MONTREUX 3710 Montreux Lane #102Luxury coach home with southwestern exposure lake views. Over 2,200 SF of living area, three bedrooms, three baths, and 2-car garage. $395,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Single Family Homes 2346 Alexander Palm DriveCharming 2-story brick home with lake and golf course views, 3 bedrooms plus den, 2-sided replace, and full outdoor kitchen. $2,295,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678ESTUARY 1326 Noble Heron WayAlmost-new 4,000 SF former model with Saturnia marble oors, gas replace, vaulted ceilings, and pool/spa. Furnished. $1,990,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 Condominiums/Villas ESTUARY 1319 Noble Heron WayMagnicent master suite, sitting area, large wood oor study and outdoor entertaining. Views over creek. Furnished. $2,400,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424ESTUARY 1335 Noble Heron WayExceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances. Lake and golf course views. $2,199,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ESTUARY 1369 Noble Heron WayThis 3 bedroom plus study, 3.5 bath villa overlooks lake and fairway. Faux paint, marble ooring. Pool/spa. $1,895,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 REDUESTUARY 1306 Noble Heron WayElegant yet comfortable, open oor plan with 3 bedrooms, a den and 3.5 baths. Offered furnished. NOW $1,695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 REDUCEDAVILA 2667 Caladium WayFurnished 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with lake and golf course views, faux nished ceilings and walls, and wide crown mouldings. $1,495,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420TERRA VERDE 2396 Terra Verde LaneCustom floor plan creates a wonderful and spacious family room/den. Meticulously kept. Picturesque, quiet enclave. $799,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUBLESINA 1050 Borghese Lane #1806Home in the sky, 180-degree views of Marco and Ten Thousand Islands from this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Top-rate amenities. $1,100,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685AVERSANA 1060 Borghese Lane #403Stunning McIlvane Bay, Gulf and golf views! Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished 3 bedroom with 2,625 SF A/C. $649,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:11-5 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail EastFive miles from downtown Naples. Located adjacent to the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, this luxury lifestyle community offers coach homes, villas and custom homes. It boasts Naples only TPC golf course, Buona Vita Club & Spa and an off-site marina. Priced from the $600s. Please call 643-1414 for more information.WICKLOW 12087 Wicklow LaneFind your hearts desire in this Covington plan with 4 bedrooms, den, 3 baths, pool, spa, 3-car garage. Quality throughout. $825,000 | Teresa Rucker | 281-2376BRAMBLE POINTE 11824 Bramble CourtThis like-new home has 3 bedrooms plus den and loft, and offers a spacious oor plan for all your family and guests. $529,000 | Susan DeShong | 253-3434 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhniga PointeThe perfect Naples life! Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves. Championship golf; only minutes from beaches, shops and dining. Estate homesites from the $900s. Villas from $1,595,000. Estate homes from $2.9 million. Pleasecall 261-3148 for more information. FIDDLERSCREEK GREY OAKS FIDDLERSCREEK Condominiums/Villas TWIN EAGLES OPENSUN. 1-4 OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:12-5 OPENSUN. 1-4
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 GOLFING COMMUNITIES premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VINEYARDS TERRACINA tCustom estate on 1.5 lots. Double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater, billiard room, wine cellar. $2,699,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809QUAIL CREEK tOver 8,000 SF, all 4 bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular pool with spa, waterfall and slide. Fantastic sights. $2,950,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809PELICAN MARSH ESTATES AT BAY COLONY tThoughtfully designed, ve bedrooms, ve full and two half-baths. Brazilian cherry wood. $4,795,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494TIBURON ESCADA tThree master suites, two guest rooms, each with bath. Gym, home theater, elevator, and golf views. A Christies Great Estates Property. $5,950,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS tGolf course views, ve bedrooms, four baths, lanai with fountain, pool/spa. Membership required. $1,375,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126VINEYARDS t426 Terracina Court Beautiful wide water lakefront views, a 1,500 SF covered lanai with heated pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. Southeast exposure. $1,395,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498TIBURON SERAFINA tThis 4 bedroom plus den is sited on premium lot and views fairway. Venetian plaster, hardwood oors and private pool/spa. $2,095,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420OLDE CYPRESS DA VINCI ESTATES tFairway views, 4,690 A/C SF, 6 bedrooms, marble/wood oors, pool/spa, summer kitchen, 3-bay garages. Furnished. $2,249,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 TIBURON VENTANA tFurnished penthouse southwest views of preserve and golf course, 3 bedrooms, den, wraparound balcony, wood and tile oors. $1,175,000 | Kathryn Tout/Beverley Dale | 261-6161WYNDEMERE LODGINGS tOn golf course, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family room with replace, freshly painted, renovated pool. Membership required. $1,175,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK tCourtyard home with four bedrooms, four baths. Family room with bookshelves and sliding ladder. Wonderful views over lake. $1,200,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VINEYARDS TERRACINA tWonderful estate home 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and golf course views from screened lanai with heated pool/spa. 3-car garage. $1,375,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON GARDENS tCustom-designed estate home has wonderful golf course view. Plan ows to pool. Custom kitchen, granite counters. $975,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731OLDE CYPRESS tMediterranean inspired courtyard home features tile/wood ooring, heated pool, and outdoor bar. Golf, tennis and more. $995,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB tSpacious home with 4 bedrooms, a study, and 3.5 baths. Remodeled master bath, crown mouldings, and brick paver lanai pool area. $1,044,900 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879VINEYARDS HAMMOCK ISLES tTremendous 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath home with upgrades galore. Private heated pool/spa. Marble and tile ooring throughout. $1,100,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 OLDE CYPRESS tImpeccably-maintained 3 bedroom plus den with pool and golf views. Join for $15,000 non-equity membership with no club minimums. $799,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES t2048 Imperial Circle Stunning lakefront home. Completely remodeled. Lake views. Vaulted ceilings, chefs custom kitchen. Pool/spa. $849,000 | Dina L. Moon | 370-1252OLDE CYPRESS STRADA BELLA tGolf course view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Turnkey furnished. $850,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK t5202 Kensington High Street Villa offers great room with replace, formal dining, three bedrooms and den. Renovated master bath with marble. $935,000 | Mary Morris | 784-8599 WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTA tMagnicent golf/lake views. Two bedroom plus den with new tile, electric shutters and generator. Membership required. $675,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126VINEYARDS ARBOR GLEN tPrivate lake views by the heated pool with large pavered lanai. Four bedrooms and oversized family room. $695,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB tCheerful four bedroom villa with heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, golf course and lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub. $769,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879VINEYARDS GLEN LAKE ESTATES tPristine home with heated pool and spa plus expansive lake views. Architectural details and quality throughout. NOW $799,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 REDUCED WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES tGreat views of the golf course. Two-story home offers two master bedrooms with 3rd bedroom used as a den. $575,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES tTranquil lakefront setting with southern exposure. Fantastic design with volume ceilings and spacious lanai. $599,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562WYNDEMERE PRESERVE t362 Edgemere Way North Gorgeous lake and golf course views. Large living room, family room with replace. Membership required. $650,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126TIBURON BOLERO t#2 Wonderful waterscape and lake view from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Large screened lanai. Private elevator. $650,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 KENSINGTON HAMLET t#4 Southern exposure lake/golf views from this Arthur Rutenberg coach home. Mint condition two bedroom plus den. $439,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552STONEBRIDGE SHOREHAM VILLAS tSunset views over fairway and lake. Peaceful villa with a double garage and 10 foot ceilings. Golf membership included. $485,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041STONEBRIDGE MIDDLEBURG t#203 Golf course view! Upgrades galore, three bedrooms, 20 diagonal tile, glassed-in lanai, granite counters. Bundled golf. $545,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126TIBURON CASTILLO III t#101 Luxurious living awaits with crown moulding, tray ceilings, and granite kitchen. Gracious master. Preserve views. $559,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-56782710 Olde Cypress DriveBeautifully landscaped! Impeccably maintained three bedroom plus den custom Ruttenberg home with 2,738 SF A/C and a 3-car garage. $749,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-79212925 Lone Pine LaneUpgraded 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath Ruttenberg home. Brick paved pool and spa, preserve views. Wood-burning replace. $599,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921BRAEBURN 1585 Winding Oaks Way #202Rare 2nd oor Braeburn, turnkey furnished. Southern views over lake and golf course. Golf membership included. $499,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041WILLOW BEND 1930 Willowbrook Bend Circle #204A two bedroom condominium with golf course and lake view. Offered furnished. Eastern exposure on the lanai. $375,000 | Otto Becker/Keith Alexander | 261-6161MIDDLEBURG 2140 Alberdeen Lane #101Play Golf? Mint condition 3-bedroom coach home on the 12th tee. Spacious sundrenched lanai. Dream kitchen. $365,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161VALLEY OAK 241 Silverado DriveGreat opportunity for this three bedroom plus den home! Private pool area, outdoor shower and separate pool bath. $449,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411MONTELENA 6135 Montelena Circle #3103Pristine two-story townhome offers 4 bedrooms (2 masters),loft, 3.5 baths and attached two-car garage. $450,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VINTAGE RESERVE 693 Vintage Reserve Circle #16DWatch the sunrise from your eastern exposure 40 lanai. Meticulous condition. Three private suites plus den. $420,000 | Kristin Mikler | 370-6292GOLF COTTAGES 250 Edgemere Way EastGorgeous lake, golf and wooded views! Plantation shutters, white wood oors and security system. $475,000GOLF COTTAGES 16 Golf Cottage DriveCharming 2 bedroom plus den on cul-de-sac and overlooks golf course. Updated ooring, 2-car garage. $350,000WATER OAKS 32 Water Oaks WayCharming two-story villa views golf course and meandering stream. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and loft. Immaculate. $349,900 WYNDEMERE OLDECYPRESS VINEYARDS STONEBRIDGEA Perfect Golf and Tennis Community Membership required Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 VINEYARDS STONEBRIDGE SHOREHAM VILLAS tTwo bedroom plus den villa with golf club membership. Double garage, private pool and 10 foot ceilings. No neighbors above. $345,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN t#101 Stunning fairway, lake and preserve views. Classy three bedroom with 18 tile oors, granite kitchen, and designer furniture. $449,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 OLDE CYPRESS SANTA ROSA tLong lake and golf course view from this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath resdience. Tropically landscaped pool area. Tasteful furnishings. $825,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 VINEYARDS VISTA POINTE t#1503 pen spaces, high ceilings, southern exposure and expansive golf views. Neutral colors, tiled living area and storm shutters. $559,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 AMBLEWOOD 125 Amblewood LaneWarm and welcoming villa offers 2 bedrooms plus den. Picturesque view of the 4th green. 2-car garage. $360,000 OPEN SUN. 1-4
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 WIGGINS BAY, PRINCETON PLACE 340 Horsecreek Dr. #204 $299,400 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 >$400,0002 LEMURIA 7168 Lemuria Circle #1701 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. and Sun. 1-4>$500,0003 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $500s. Premier Properties Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun.12-4 4 PELICAN MARSH OSPREY POINTE 9024 Whimbrel Watch Lane #202 $599,000 Premier Properties Tom McC arthy 2435520 >$600,0005 FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS LANDING 8511 Mallards Way $639,500 Premier Properties Michelle L. Thomas 860-7176 6 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $688,350 Amerivest Realty Kris Savoie 230-253-9957 7 PELICAN BAY CHATEAUMERE 6040 Pelican Bay Blvd. #301 $699,777 Premier Properties Esther Van Lare 404-3045 8 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East From the $600s Premier Properties Call 239-6431414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5>$700,000 9 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB 435 Dockside Dr. $795,000-$1,749,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 10 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1402 $799,000 Premier Properties Polly Himmel 290-3910 >$800,00011 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s. Premier Properties 800-311-3622 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 12 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Realtors Margaret Hutchison 9272-7000 >$900,00013 MARCO ISLAND THE PRINCE 176 S. Collier Blvd. #1007 $999,999 Premier Properties Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade 784-0491 >$1,000,00014 BONITA BAY BERMUDA COVE 26199 Isle Way $1,097,000 Premier Properties Cathy/ George Lieberman 777-2441 15 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi Way $1,475,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 16 ROYAL HARBOR 2085 Snook Drive $1,495,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 250-4140 17 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,565,000 Premier Properties 239261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5 18 MEDITERRA MILAN 15429 Milan Way $1,750,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/ Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 19 OLD NAPLES 441 Central Avenue $1,750,000 Premier Properties Carolyn Weinand 269-5678 20 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,769,000 Premier Properties Cathy Owen 269-3118 21 MEDITERRA AMARONE 29071 Amarone Court $1,850,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266>$2,000,000 22 BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1601 $2,050,000 Premier Properties Harriet Harnar 273-5443 23 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting at just over $2.1 million. Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 7773301 Sat. and Sun. 1-4 24 MOORINGS 710 Riviera Drive $2,275,000 Premier Properties Mara & Michael Muller 272-6170 25 OLD NAPLES ORCHID PLACE 435 3rd Avenue South $2,295,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 26 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA 458 11th Avenue South $2,395,000 Premier Properties Kevin Rathburn 269-4575 27 BONITA BAY SPRING RIDGE 26052 Fawnwood Court $2,750,000 Premier Properties Connie Lummis 289-3543 28 PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,900,000 Premier Properties 239-261-6200 Mon. Sat. Open Daily and Sun. 12-4 29 MARCO ISLAND 1559 Caxambas Court $2,999,000 Premier Properties Chris Sullivan 404-5548>$3,000,000 30 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 222 Channel Drive $3,200,000 Premier Properties Roya Nouhi 290-9111 31 PORT ROYAL 999 Spyglass Lane $3,490,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 434-2424 32 BAREFOOT BEACH 105 St. Eustacius Lane $3,895,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 Call Agent for Access 33 PARK SHORE 378 Neptunes Bight $3,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$11,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 3130 Gin Lane $11,700,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM GOLFING MEDITERRAVILLORESI 15628 Villoresi WayThis Mediterranean-style 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa is open to glistening lake and outdoor spaces. Decorator nished.$1,429,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VILLORESI 15746 Villoresi WayTropical setting with screened pool, summer kitchen and outdoor bar. Three bedrooms, 3 baths and over 2,400 SF of living area.$1,297,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PORTA VECCHIO I 16995 Porta Vecchio Way #201Dramatic lake and golf course views. Elevator & exquisite nishes. Furnished 3 bedroom plus den residence.$799,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MONTEROSSO 15544 Monterosso Lane #201Five-star view! Golf, lake and fountain view from upstairs corner 3 bedroom, den, 3 bath residence. Neutral color palette.$795,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 Condominiums/Villas REDUCED IL TREBBIO 16041 Trebbio WayThis 4 bedroom plus den home features stone ooring, rich millwork, columns, replaces and custom nishes. A Christies Great Estates Property.NOW $3,175,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4IL TREBBIO 16036 Trebbio WayFour bedroom plus den with luxurious attention to detail, open oor plan, and tantalizing outdoor living area. A Christies Great Estates Property.$3,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AMARONE 29011 AmaroneCourtBrand new custom 4 bedroom plus study home built to take advantage of a long lake view. Contemporary pool. Furnished.$2,750,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266CELLINI 16536 Cellini LaneCustom-built with stone & hardwood ooring, media room, large guest suites, replace, lagoon pool/spa.$2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AMARONE 29111 AmaroneCourtModel home with over 3,800 SF, 4 bedrooms plus a study. Situated on a lake. Outdoor grill area on the lanai.$2,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 Single Family Homes RAVELLO One-of-a-kind estate! Lake/golf views, 2-level cabana suite, 2 wine cellars, media room, garage parking for 7 cars. $7,500,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 IL CORSINI 15303 Corsini Lane Custom 2-story 5 bedroom home. Fairway views. Stone ooring, 11-14 ceilings. Summer kitchen, pool/spa. A Christies Great Estates Property. $5,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PADOVA Elegant and comfortable estate home. Outside kitchen and living room with replace. Lake and preserve view. $5,175,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PADOVA An extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF, panoramic golf views and is also a certied Florida Green Home. $4,850,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MARCELLO Elegant 2-story, 5 bedroom plus den home. Outdoor kitchen, pool and spa overlooking golf. Impeccably decorated. $3,995,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 IL TREBBIO Former model with 70-foot lanai, golf views. Wine room, study, media room, and billiard room. Furnished. $3,895,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 PADOVA Gracious 4 bedroom plus den furnished home with 7,015 total SF. Stone detail, marble ooring, pool, spa and replace. $3,795,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PADOVA Comfortable elegance in this 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath estate home with volume ceilings and marble ooring. Pool/spa. $3,499,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way Residence with 4 bedrooms plus study, 5.5 baths. Loggia with summer kitchen and replace. An attached cabana. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VERONA Beautiful 4 bedroom custom-built home overlooks preserve. Family room, den/study, replace. Pool and outdoor replace. $3,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 MARCELLO Custom-built 4 bedroom plus den with oversized bedrooms and large bathrooms for each guest suite. Lanai with summer kitchen. $2,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VERONA 16991 Verona Lane Stunning 4 bedroom, den, 4.5 bath home has private and protected preserve views. Private pool, luxurious master suite. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 IL TREBBIO Tuscan-style 4 bedroom home with stone ooring, loft and stone replace. Pool/spa overlooking the golf course. Furnished. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MARCELLO 29050 Marcello Way Custom Harbourside home. Sunset views over fairway/green. Fabulous pool, retracting walls of glass in family room. $2,995,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 AMARONE This professionally designed residence features 4 bedrooms plus den and 4.5 baths overlooking a beautiful lake view to preserve. $2,695,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 IL TREBBIO Magnicent estate home on a 3/4 acre golf-view lot. Spacious with 4 bedrooms plus den. Reasonable offers considered. $2,500,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 OPEN SUN. 1-4 CELLINI 16551 Cellini Lane Furnished by Robb & Stucky. Custom Harbourside home with 4 bedrooms plus a study, covered lanai and architectural details. $2,250,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 AMARONE Four bedroom plus den with oversized lanai, replace, chiseled edge stone ooring and granite. Lake to preserve views. $2,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 AMARONE 29071 Amarone Court Four bedroom plus den with natural light and lake view to preserve. Custom-designed by an interior designer. $1,850,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 BELLEZZA 14898 Bellezza Lane Immaculate, sun-splashed retreat. Carefully chosen colors and fabrics, appliances and electronics. Furnished. $1,800,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MILAN 15429 Milan Way Custom built three bedroom plus den, 3 and one-half bath villa. A tropical screened outdoor living area and loggia. $1,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BELLEZZA Capri II plan overlooks fairway. Oversized site, expanded pool/spa area. Interior by Collins & Dupont. Furnished. NOW $1,749,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 REDUCED OPEN SUN. 1-4 FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court Lakefront furnished home with southern exposure. Floor-to-ceiling sliders open to pool/ spa and outdoor kitchen. $1,599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MILAN Panoramic fairway views. Stunning 3 bedroom plus den with 5,036 total SF. Outdoor living, pool, spa and summer kitchen. $1,587,777 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi Way Glistening lake views from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa. Golf course views. Columns, cherry ooring and granite counters. $1,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLALAGO 18061 Lagos Way Beautifully appointed villa home with gated courtyard. Soaring ceilings and open oor plan. Custom cherry cabinetry. $1,325,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VILLORESI Views beyond open salt water pool/spa. Professional decor, integrated sound system, home generator. A/C garage. $1,295,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 VILLALAGO Designer decorated 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath villastyle home. Preserve views on 3 sides. Fountain, pool and spillover spa. $1,289,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VILLALAGO 18081 Lagos Way One of the lowest priced villas in Mediterra. Three bedroom features a 3-car side entry garage. Pool/spa. NOW $869,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438 REDUCED OPEN SUN.1-4 BRENDISI Beautifully furnished former model with granite counters, stainless appliances, large diagonal tile and faux nishing. $825,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 PORTA VECCHIO SW views over the 12th fairway and green of North Course to preserve. Furnished. Granite counters, SS appliances. $775,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 Views of glistening lake. Open plan, tile ooring and a vibrant color palette. Spacious master has lake views. $729,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BRENDISI 29110 Brendisi Way #102Three bedroom plus den, 3 bath, low-rise with lake/preserve views. Custom built shutters and crown moulding.$619,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4VERONA 16987 Verona LanePrivacy plus serenity is afforded on this lot, which overlooks a lake and a natural preserve.$695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VERONA 16984 Verona LaneChoose from one of Mediterras approved builders to build your dream home with private and serene preserve views.$599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420SERATA 28022 Castellano WayWest of Livingston Rd. with SW exposure over lake to preserve. Build the home of your dreams on this great site.$595,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266MARCELLO 29171 Marcello WayBuild the home of your dreams in this beautiful Marcello neighborhood. This lot features preserve and lake views.$595,000 | Angie White | 821-6722 Lots & Acreage Condominiums/Villas
A Legacy of Quiet Confidence 800.294.2426 www.greyoaks.com Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway, in the heart of Naples Solid and reassuring, our keystone bridge connects Grey Oaks to a legacy of proven value and quality. We are pleased to invite you to enter our gates, into an opportunity as substantial as it is timely. 6 new models in 3 neighborhoods. Extraordinarily priced from the $600s. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Grey Oaks is offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. yp Traditions Golf Residences Decorated models from 2,533 3,972 sq. ft. Priced from the $600s Miramonte 3,724 5,002 a/c sq. ft. Priced from $1.495 Torino Decorated models from 2,820 3,954 a/c sq. ft. Priced from $995,000
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Like a meal in ProvenceCote DAzur serves up the flavors and feel of France. C31 Add to your art collection Naples Masters Art Festival is the place for one-stop shopping this weekend. C20 Meet The Merry Widow Manhattan Lyric Opera returns with one performance of the slightly risqu comic romp. C14 See what Stellas been up to Art Modern Gallery showcases bold new works by renowned Captiva artist Stella Farwell. C24 A comic daredevil joins aerialists and illusionists, a celebrated contortionist, a Chinese foot juggler, equestrian beauties and a troupe of trained Pekingese pups when Circus Sarasota comes to town. Opening night is Friday, March 6, and the shows go on through Sunday, March 29, under the big top at Gulf Coast Town Center. In conjunction with its stay in Southwest Florida, Circus Sarasota is also beginning an ongoing presence at the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Part of the circus Laughter Unlimited program, Jolly-Ologist clowns will take smiles and special projects to pediatric patients to help them overcome the fear and anxiety of a hospital setting through laughter and humor. Nursing home visits are also part of Laughter Unlimited. The mission of Circus Sarasota, a one-ring show in the European tradition founded by CED Pedro Reis 12 years ago, is to raise the level of the circus arts and continue the circus legacy in Southwest Florida. Each season brings news surprises and thrills for our audiences, many of whom return year after year to see some of the greatest circus acts around the world, Mr. Reis said. This years headliners are: Ringmaster Joseph Bauer Jr., a star of COURTESY PHOTOSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY goodWickedSchwartzs Stephen music is Wicked opens March 7 at the Barbara B. Mann Arts Hall.if you go:BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com I dont tend to get very good reviews. I really never have I cant do anything about that But Ive been pretty lucky that it hasnt made much difference in terms of audiences coming to see things that Ive done. Stephen SchwartzSECOND NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY OF WICKED STARTS IN FORT MYERSStephen Schwartz, the man behind the music of Wickedou could say it was love at first sight. Or maybe someone cast a spell. Because before he even read Gregory Maguires best-selling novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Stephen Schwartz knew he wanted to make a Broadway musical about that iconic green witch. It was a chance comment by a friend, singer/songwriter Holly Near, that grabbed his attention. She said, Oh, Im reading this interesting book. She just mentioned it in passing, as one does, Mr. Schwartz recalls. But something about the idea and the title caught him. I had one of those YSEE WICKED C4 & 5 SEE CIRCUS C19 y -O l o g ist c l owns s p ecia l p rojects to o help them over n xiety o f a hospital gh ter an d h umor. s are also part o f C ircus Sarasota, a e European tra d iE D Pedro Reis 12 s e the level o f co ntinu e th e t hwest Flo ri n g s news f or our audie n w h o m a f ter ye a of t c t R y ears h Rin g Bauer S Bello Comes Home when Circus Sarasota comes to townAerialist Dolly Jacobs, co-founder of Circus Sarasota
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 epiphany light-bulb moments. So when he first read the book, it was with the idea of turning it into a musical. He immediately started condensing the story, as a musical couldnt possibly contain the novels many characters and subplots. It took him a year to obtain the rights, and as soon as that was accomplished, he asked Winnie Holtzman to collaborate on the project. From there, he says, It just sort of evolved between us. We had a wonderful time working together, even though doing a Broadway show is not easy. There were a lot of stressful moments and stressful times, but she and I really had a great working relationship. I think one of the best decisions I made on the show was to ask Winnie to join me on it.A whole wide world of WickedWicked, which opened on Broadway on Oct. 8, 2003, broke all box office records at the Gershwin Theatre and is still playing there more than five years later. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, it received three. It was also received six Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Book, Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding set design of a musical and outstanding director of a musical. It received 10 Outer Critic nominations and received four awards, including Outstanding Broadway musical, Outstanding direction of a musical, Outstanding set design and Outstanding costume design. A Chicago production closed after 1,500 performances. The Los Angeles production ran for almost two full years. And an open-ended run began in San Francisco in January. Overseas, a London production opened in September 2006, a Japanese-language production opened in Tokyo in June 2007, and a German-language opened in Stuttgart in November 2007. An Australian production opened last year in July in Melbourne, and a Dutch-language production is scheduled to open in 2010. And on Saturday, March 7, the second North American tour of Wicked begins at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. The crew has been working at the theater for three weeks, putting everything together for the show thats heavy in special effects. The actors, previously rehearsing in New York City, arrived in Florida and began rehearsals on the Mann Hall stage Feb. 23.The attraction of the outcastThe hit musical appeals to children and adults alike. It seems everyone wants to know what happened to Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, prior to Dorothys arrival in Oz. The concept instantly appealed to Mr. Schwartz for a number of reasons. I like to look at familiar stories and spin them, and come to them from a different point of view, he says. I like to do pieces of outcast figures, or people who stand apart from society. After all, this is the man who wrote music and lyrics for Godspell and lyrics for the movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame. As Mr. Schwartz puts it, You couldnt be more of an outcast than the Wicked Witch of the West. And then obviously, the title Wicked suggested that this was going to be an examination of what truly is wickedness and what truly is good, and how we tend to oversimplify those concepts and how political figures abuse them for their own purposes, etc. The title itself suggests all of that. What he didnt know, until he began reading the novel, was that Mr. Maguire had the two witches meet as university roommates. What a great idea! he says. And full marks to Gregory. That was his concept. During the year when he was trying to obtain the rights to the book (he also needed the rights to Mr. Baums The Wizard of Oz books) to transform it into a musical, Mr. Schwartz tried to think of other villains just in case Wicked fell through. I thought, well, if I cant do the Wicked Witch of the West, what about the wicked queen from Snow White? What about Iago, what about Judas? None of them, however, had the same appeal to him. There was something just so iconic about her, he says about the Wicked Witch of the West. Theres the fact that shes sort of in our childhood dreams, if youre American, because weve all seen The Wizard of Oz for the first time when were kids, he says. Then theres the fact that nobody even knows what her name is, shes just called the Wicked Witch of the West. Needless to say, Mr. Schwartz was very happy to obtain the rights and not have to try looking for some other villain, he says. The rights are to Mr. Maguires book. (The Oz books are in the public domain, and no longer under copyright law.) They dont have rights to the MGM film, which is still under copyright protection, and so have been very careful not to include imagery that belongs solely to the movie.What its all aboutWicked is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, a kind of behind-the-scenes look at how everything came to be before Dorothy dropped in, as the advertising phrases it. I wanted to know where all the iconic characters and sort of totems in The Wizard of Oz came from, Mr. Schwartz says. How did she get that broomstick? Who were those flying monkeys? And what was that peaked hat about anyway? Why was everyone making such a big fuss about those ruby slippers, and where did that scarecrow come from? While Mr. Maguires novel addressed some of those things, Mr. Schwartz wanted to know about all of them. Over the course of the musical, everything is revealed. Over his career, which began with his writing the title song for the play Butterflies Are Free, Mr. Schwartz has received three Grammys, three Academy Awards and six Tony nominations. After Butterflies, he wrote music and lyrics for Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Bakers Wife and Working (based on the Studs Terkel book). He wrote for a number If you go>>What: Wicked >>When: March 7 through 29 >>Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers >>Cost: $146, $96, $86, $72 and $62 >>Information: 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah. comWICKEDFrom page 1 Sometimes interviews take a strange twist, and conversations go in directions you hadnt anticipated. During our conversation, Stephen Schwartz started talking about newspapers, and you can see why his comments endeared him to our hearts: I really dont want to get all my news online or from television Online, you just read the things youre interested in, which just increases the vulcanization of our society and our point of view. And its also prone to inaccuracy and misinformation. At least if you pick up a newspaper, and the newspapers relatively reputable and the reporters have done their job, youre going to get stories you might not have gone seeking, and youre also going to know that their facts are checked. (In newspapers, theres depth.) Thats the problem with television, the whole sound-bite thing. And the Internet. Its a little bit like what we talk about in Wicked, where they can spin the characterization of the Wicked Witch of the West or the Wizard, with quick slogans and publicity and PR. Youre getting just a sort of black and white snapshot, with no depth or shading at all. I think (losing newspapers) would be very, very detrimental to our country, which after all, is a democracy, which is supposed to be formed on an informed electorate Newspapers have to change how they reach their readership, and how the economics work, but its hard for me to imagine that people arent going to want to have a newspaper in the morning. Stephen Schwartz on newspapersThe playwright offers his thoughtful spin on the Fourth EstateBY NANCY STETSON___________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comHow did she get that broomstick? Who were those ying monkeys? And what was that peaked hat about anyway? Stephen SchwartzCOURTESY PHOTO Marcie Dodd as Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West.
WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Some Wicked fun facts >>Novelist Gregory Maguire, who wrote Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, came up with the name for his title character, Elphaba, by blending rst sounds of L. Frank Baums name, the author of the classic Wizard of Oz series of books. (El. Fa. Ba.) >>Lyricist/composer Stephen Schwartz rst learned about the book Wicked from singer/ songwriter Holly Near while on vacation in Hawaii. Even before he read the novel, Mr. Schwartz knew he wanted to make a musical from it. >>Producer Marc Platt originally didnt like the song Popular and didnt think it belonged in the musical. But the song stayed, and is well, popular. Mr. Schwartz says he wrote it as a revenge song for all who werent popular in high school. >>The mechanical dragon that juts out above the proscenium was nicknamed Ozwald by the original cast. of films, including music and lyrics for The Prince of Egypt and lyrics for The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted. He hadnt planned on returning to Broadway, but Wicked lured him. I was working happily away in the movies, and having good experiences there, and really enjoying it, he says. There are many ways in which doing a Broadway show is not the most fun thing in the world to do. I sort of didnt have any compulsion to try to return to that but then I stumbled upon Mr. Maguires book and this brilliant idea, and it was just irresistible. Collaborating with Ms. Holtzman made the experience more palatable.Well, if you dont enjoy collaboration, you shouldnt be in the theater, you really shouldnt, he says. Thats what the medium is about. If youre one of those people who wants to do everything my way or the highway, musical theater is not a good field for you to be in.A natural progressionMr. Schwartz seemed destined to become a Broadway composer and lyricist. Musically inclined from when he was very young, he wrote his first musical, Hi Dog, when he was 7 years old. It was for a puppet show starring his sisters stuffed animals and toys. George Kleinsinger, a neighbor of the family who went on to write Tubby the Tuba, wrote the music for Shinbone Alley, a Broadway show starring Eartha Kitt and Eddie Bracken. When Mr. Schwartz saw that show he was 9 years old and says he instantly knew what he wanted to do with his life. I just got bitten by the bug, he says. When he works now, he generally comes up with a title before writing a song.If its not right, then I throw it out, and start a different song, he says. The title in many ways defines what the focus of the song is going to be, the sort of perimeters of the song. Im not saying thats how all songwriters work, but I just find it a useful way for me to work.Hes also careful to create a structure for a musical first, developing the storytelling structure and character arcs. The big-picture architecture is what I try to begin to get clear for myself first, and then fill in the details, he says. A lot of the details change over time, evolve But the structure, once one finds it, remains pretty consistent. It has to be sound. You cant be decorating the living room if the foundation is crumbling beneath you. You have to have a firm foundation, and then you can worry about the specifics of the details. Mr. Schwartz also writes to please himself, not any potential audiences or critics. He refuses to try to secondguess what they might want.You write what you would want to see or what you would want to hear, or what makes sense to you, he says. Thats not to say that during the development process, youre not responsive to how audiences at previews or readings, etc., respond to things. If somethings not working, or theyre not getting something, then clearly one has to go and find a way to make ones work better, to communicate the ideas better.But, he adds, hes never trying to guess what they might like, or to imitate whats currently in fashion. He just tries to write for himself. Though his work, particularly Wicked, is wildly popular, Mr. Schwartz is not universally praised by the critics. Im not a critics darling, he says. I dont tend to get very good reviews. I really never have, over the course of my career. I dont get slammed by everybody all the time, but Ive never been a critical favorite. Particularly, for whatever reason, Ive never been much of a favorite with the New York critics, particularly the theater critics. I cant do anything about that But Ive been pretty lucky that it hasnt made much difference in terms of audiences coming to see things that Ive done. Besides, Stephen Schwartz is the only songwriter in Broadway history to have three shows surpass 1,900 continuous performances on Broadway (Wicked, Pippin and The Magic Show). And with a second North American touring company of Wicked launching this week at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, theres no sign of slowing down. COURTESY PHOTO Wicked is the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. 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
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Wicked The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents Wicked March 7-29 (see story on page C1). 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Jekyll & Hyde TheatreZone presents the musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde starring Jason Kraack at 8 p.m. March 5-7 and 11-14 and at 2 p.m. March 7, 8 and 15 in the G&L Theatre at The Community School, 13275 Livingston Road. Tickets: $35$40; (888) 966-3352 or or www.theatrezoneflorida.com. Anything Goes The Naples Players perform Anything Goes through Saturday, April 4, at Sugden Community Theatre. Cole Porters sublime 1930s musical crams a world of joyous archetypes aboard the SS America, and then lets them collide happily. Tickets: $35 (adults), $10 (students); 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Picnic William Inges Picnic is at Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral, March 6-8 and 12-15. Its funny, its seething with women longing for sexual fulfillment, and it even has a fight scene. 772-5862. ZAP ZAP!, an electrifying play about electricity, is part of Florida Repertory Theatres Lunchbox Theatre Series at 11 a.m. Saturdays through April 11 at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in the historic Fort Myers River District. Tickets are $12, and admission includes the performance, a boxed lunch provided by Jasons Deli and an interactive workshop with the cast. www. floridarep.org or 332-4488. Saturday, Mar. 7 Friday, Mar. 6 Sunday, Mar. 8 Kennedys Kitchen performs Friday evening, March 6, at The Norris Center This weeks symphony Thursday, Mar. 5 Wednesday, Mar. 11 Tuesday, Mar. 10 The Merry Widow The Manhattan Lyric Operas performance of Franz Lehars operetta The Merry Widow begins at 8 p.m. at Cambier Park (see story on page C14). Pianist Di Wu Sanibel Musical Festival features pianist Di Wu, winner of the 2008 Juilliard William Petschek Piano Debut Recital Award, at 8 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational Church. 336-7999 or sanibelmusicfestival.org. Praise Concert The Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at The Village Church at Shell Point in Fort Myers at 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $10. 4542147 or http://www.shellpoint.org. Bluegrass Frontline Bluegrass will play at the Flamingo Island Flea Market on Bonita Beach Road at 3 p.m. 405-0355. Sax Sounds Saxophonist Dale Underwood is the guest musician for the Naples Concert Bands performance beginning at 2 p.m. in the bandshell at Cambier Park. Music director Harris Lanzel conducts the free concert. Donations are welcome to a scholarship fund for student members of the band. 263-9521 or www.naplesconcertband. org. Choral Masterpieces The Philharmonic Center Chorale presents Choral Masterpieces at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Naples. James Cochran will lead the 75-voice chorale. Tickets: $22/adults, $10/ students. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Movie Night Films on Fifth presents Up the Yangtze at 7 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South. Tickets: $12. 263-7990. Beethovens Eighth Laura Joella makes her debut as guest conductor of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs. The concert moves to Wesley United Methodist Church on Marco Island for Friday evening, March 6. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Keith Lockhart The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on Monday, March 9. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. String Quartet Baiva String Quartet with Toby Blumenthal on piano perform in a memorial tribute to Bert Phillips, at 8 p.m. Monday, March 9, at Sugden Community Theatre. A reception will follow in the lobby. Tickets: $40. 263-7990 or www.classicchamberconcerts.org. Pops Series Jack Everly leads the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in Viva Las Vegas, the third program of the Pops Series at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, at 8 p.m. March 10-14 and at 2 p.m. 14-15. The cast of high rollers, showgirls and celebrities includes stars from Broadway and the Strip, along with Martin Preston as the legendary Liberace. Tickets: $74. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Star Crossed Lovers The Southwest Florida Symphony performs Star Crossed Lovers at First Christian Church in Fort Myers March 7-8. Conducted by Michael Hall, this concert features some of the most beloved music of all time: Bernsteins Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Prokofievs Suite from Romeo and Juliet. 418-1500 or e-mail email@example.com. All Shook Up Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers presents All Shook Up through April 11 (see review on page C8). The 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 through March 8. Based on the hit television series, the show takes audiences back to the days of 1959 Milwaukee, complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Alone Together Florida Repertory Theatre presents Alone Together, a witty comedy by Lawrence Roman about a nest that wont stay empty, through March 8. 332-4488 or FloridaRep.org. Church Basement Ladies Broadway Palm Dinner Theater Off Broadway presents Church Basement Ladies, a musical tribute to the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, through March 29. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Classic Broadway Sanibels Schoolhouse Theater presents Classic Broadway Abridged, a musical review of Broadway show tunes, through March 7. 472-6862 or theschoolhousetheater.com. Village Nights The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Village Nights from 6-9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month. Enjoy live entertainment, Artichoke and Companys cookout and waterfront browsing and shopping. Art Opening Sweet Art Gallery hosts on opening reception for Monets Gardens featuring works by Lynn Loscutoff and more than 35 gallery artists from 6-9-p.m. The gallery is at 2054 Trade Center Way; 597-2110 or www.thesweetartgallery.com. Irish Song and Dance The Norris Center serves up a lively taste of music from the Emerald Isle at 7:30 p.m., when Kennedys Kitchen takes the stage for a one-night-only appearance. Tickets: $30; 213-3049. Barbershop Chorus The Paradise Coastmen chorus puts on its annual show, Its About Time, March 6-7 at North Naples United Methodist Church. Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 at the door; 352-6366, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.naplesbarbershopchorus.org. Celebrating for a Cause DJ Quest of 105.5 The Beat hosts the stations sixth annual birthday bash, Celebrating for a Cause, to benefit The Bob Rauschenberg Center for Living, an HIV/AIDS treatment center. The party is at Reserve Cigar & Wine Bar in Fort Myers. Tickets: $10. 839-2563. Pastel Show The Southwest Florida Pastel Society kicks off its annual members show at the Art League of Bonita Springs with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Artists from Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties will display. The exhibit is in conjunction with a campus-wide open house and Small Works and Miniature show open from 11 a.m. to 5 pm, Monday-Friday and from 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday through March 30. 495-8989, artcenterbonita.org or e-mail email@example.com. B&W Photos J. Tomas Lopez presents Photoshop in Black and White: From Shooting to Printing, a class designed for the intermediate to advanced photographer, as part of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Lifelong Learning program, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6-7. Cost: $150; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Journal Workshop Artist/writer Carol Todaro presents Handmade Books: Journals as part of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Lifelong Learning program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6-7. Cost: $175; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Organ Recital Andrew H. Yeargin performs works by Bach, Howells, Mozart and Vierne in a free recital beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers. 334-8937 or www.covpcfm.com. Circus Sarasota Circus Sarasota comes to the big top at Gulf Coast Town Center for matinee and evening performances March 6-29 (see story on page C1). Tickets start at $10 per person. www.CircusSarasota. org or (877) 355-9805. Produce in the Parking Lot The North Naples United Methodist Church is home of the North Goodlette Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon. The church is at 6000 North Goodlette Road. 249-9480. Art in the Park The Naples Art Association hosts Art in the Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Park Street alongside The von Liebig Art Center. Naples oldest outdoor art festival celebrates its 52nd anniversary season of showcasing artwork by association members the first Saturday of the month from November through April. The free, juried shows feature a variety of media, including paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. Art at Collection at Vanderbilt The Naples Masters Art Festival brings 120 fine artists and their works to Collection at Vanderbilt from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8 (see story on page C20). 293-9448 or www.boulderbrook.net. Movie in the Park The Neverending Story will be shown at 7 p.m. on at Bonitas Riverside Park on Old U.S. 41. Cartoons will start at 6:30 p.m. Free; bring a blanket or a lawn chair. 949-6262 or 992-2943. Solo Exhibit Art Modern Gallery, 751 12th Avenue South, presents an exhibition of new works by Stella Farwell from March 7-28. The show opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. 263-1137, info@artmoderngallery. com or www.artmoderngallery.com. The Biava Quartet Sanibel Musical Festival features The Biava Quartet, winner of the 2003 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, at 8 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational Church. 336-7999 or www.sanibelmusicfestival.org. Art in the Woods The third annual Art in the Woods will be held at 16341 Arbor Ridge Road in the Iona District of Fort Myers from 10 a.m. until sunset. The day will include many local artists, food, cool music and a silent auction. Donation: $5. 945-4527 or firstname.lastname@example.org. COURTESY PHOTO
WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Ongoing events WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Schwartz Exhibit The Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to an exhibition of works by nationally recognized painter and printmaker Carl E. Schwartz in the FGCU Library Gallery. The exhibition runs through March 22, and is free and open to the public. 5907199 or email@example.com. Film Series The BIG ARTS Film Societys Film Series features: Ordinary People on Monday, March 16; The Rape of Europa on Monday, March 23; end Elsa and Fred on Monday, March 30. Tickets: $7. 395-0900, www.bigarts.org or e-mail info@BIGARTS.org. Chefs Market The Bayfront Chefs Market is held the third Wednesday of the month from 4-8 p.m. at Bayfront. The evening has cooking demonstrations, fresh produce and live entertainment. 200-3477. Upcoming events Art Exhibit Artist Jo-Ann Lizio will exhibit her mixed media assemblage abstracts at the BIG ARTS Founders Gallery. The Work of JoAnn Lizio exhibit has an artists reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, March 13. The exhibit runs through March 31. 395-0900, www.bigarts.org or e-mail info@BIGARTS.org. New Kids More seats are now available for the New Kids On The Block concert coming to Germain Arena on Thursday, March 12. Reserved seats: $67. www.ticketmaster.com. Art Exhibit daas Gallery features premiere master Scottish painter Ronnie Ford in a March exhibition. An opening reception is set for March 6, in conjunction with Art Walk night. Mr. Fords work features a highly textured surface and use of contrasting colors that captures the French and Scottish landscapes. The exhibition runs through March 27. www.ronnieford. com or www.daasgallery.com. Art Exhibit Florida West Arts Invitational Fine Art Exhibition, A Prelude to Spring, featuring the twoand threedimensional artworks by artists from near and far, runs March 7-25. There will be a Meet the Artist open house from 1-4 pm. Saturday, March 7. Florida West is located in Esteros International Design Center. Naples City Improv This group performs through March 7 and April 24-25 at 8 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Avenue South. Cost: $15. Join the NCI players in a series of hilarious, fast-paced, unscripted games that will keep you rolling in your seats. 213-3049. Art Lecture Thomas Hoving, author and former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present an illustrated lecture, The Art Forgeries Around Us, at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14. Cost: $32. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Dance Workshops Globetrotting writer, event and film producer and bellydancer Tamalyn Dallals Backroads America Tour brings her to Southwest Florida March 10-12 for a book-signing event and two dance workshops. Book signing: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Kindred Spirits, 3333 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, 5423500. Bellydance workshops: 8-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Etudes de Ballet, 3285 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, and 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Rhythm in Motion, 3333 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Cost: $30; 768-5575. Rigoletto Opera Naples performs Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi at The Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School Friday, March 13, and Sunday, March 15. 1-800-771-1041 or www. operanaples.com. Art Exhibit The Robert Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College in Fort Myers hosts Syd Solomon: On Black Friday, March 13, through Thursday, April 9. 489-9313 or bobrauschenberggallery.com. Art Festival The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts the Bonita Springs National Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 992-1213. Warhol Exhibit The Naples Art Association features Andy Warhol Portfolios: From the Bank of America Collection at The von Liebig Art Center Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, May 3. Blues Fest The third annual Bonita Blues Festival kicks off Saturday, March 14. Tickets: $10 in advance and $15 day of the show. Performers include Joey Gilmore, Albert Castiglia, The Jony James Blues Band, Rastus Kainand Tommy Lee Cook, Danny Shepard and the All Stars. Proceeds of the Bonita Blues Festival will benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. www.bonitablues.com, email@example.com or 947-0715. Painting Workshop Brain Curtis, head of drawing, art and art history at the University of Miami, will lead Semi-Tropical Landscape Painting, the second of three workshops he will present as part of the Naples Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13-14. Tickets: $125; 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Jose Carreras Spanish tenor Jos Carreras performs for one night only at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Tickets: $135. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Lunch Lecture The Naples Art Associations Lunch With the Arts welcomes Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Michael Lasser on Monday, March 16 at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Diane Schuur The Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur on Tuesday, March 17. Ms. Schuur has built a stellar career by embracing not only the jazz of her parents generation but also the pop music of her own youth during the 1950s and s. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Ballet The Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts the Miami City Ballet: Program II In the Night on Tuesday, March 17. The company premiere of Jerome Robbins masterpiece In the Night is showcased. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Jazz Band The Barbary Coast Dixieland Jazz Show Band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at North Naples United Methodist Church. Tickets: $15 in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit the programs of Grace Place for Children and Families. 455-2707 or www.graceplacenaples.org. Red Violin Violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn will present three separate events related to The Red Violin movie and the legendary 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius as part of the Naples Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education classes March 13 and 14. Events include a movie screening, wine and cheese reception and a family-friendly concert. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Critics Choice The Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program presents Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson on March 28; and Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski on April 18. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org.Gareth Rockcliffe is one of 14 artists whose work is included in Made in Florida, the March show at Osborn.Lizio Contemporary Gallery. The exhibition features art from Florida regional artists who use contemporary style in their body of work. The public is invited to a free reception from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the gallery at 430 Bayfront Place. Regular hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 1-7 Thursday-Saturday. Call 262-7329 or visit www.osbornliziocontemporarygallery. com. 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
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1177 Third Street South, Naples, FL 34102 239.435.1166 For reservations SERVED FAMILY STYLE 10 3 PM (lunch menu also available) 28.95, Children 12 and under 8.95 494 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 www.damico.com Now Serving Lunch Daily 11:30 3PM Early Dining Special 2 courses, a glass of wine and our famous warm cinnamon mini donuts 25.95, Daily 5PM 6:30 PMLate Night Happy Hour 50% off Bar food menu, nightly 9 PM till close239.213.3357 for reservations COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO Jonathan Grunert (standing) as Chad in All Shook UpJonathan Grunert (standing center) and the cast of All Shook UpARTS COMMENTARY When described, All Shook Up sounds like something Saturday Night Live might make up: a musical based on Shakespeares Twelfth Night, set in the mid-s with all the characters singing Elvis songs. But its no faux show; this is the real deal. And it skewers all expectations. I was initially fearful Id be subjected to a couple hours of non-stop Elvis worship. (He was great pre-Army, but later, grew into a parody of himself. Then theres that matter of stealing liberally from other artists, particularly AfricanAmerican singers who didnt have access to as broad an audience.) There is an Elvis figure in this musical a lip curling, pelvis-swiveling ladies man, who roams from town to town but hes named Chad (or sometimes, ironically, Roustabout.) Yes, he has a guitar that he wears more than he plays, and he makes all the women swoon. Jonathan Grunert plays him with perfect over-thetop broadness, with the proper amount of self-mockery. Hes like a superhero with an oversized ego. He also rides a motorcycle, a la Marlon Brando in The Wild One. But the motorcycle needs repair, and so he finds himself in a small nameless town. Or, as the playbill puts it, in a square little town in the middle of a square little state in the middle of a square little decade. Among all the women who fall for him is motorcycle mechanic Natalie (a versatile April Monte), the gas station managers daughter. However, someone else is secretly in love with Natalie Dennis (an endearingly gawky Ben Martin). And Chad falls for the statuesque Miss Sandra (a perfectly frosty and aloof Hannah Zold), who works at the local museum. Natalie transforms herself into Ed, just so she can hang out with Chad and be his sidekick. There are other subplots in this story: Mayor Matilda (an hysterically self-rightteous Regina Harbour) has passed the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act, which means that there cant be any public demonstrations of affection. Restaurant owner Sylvia (a sassy Chelsea Waller) falls in love with Jim (a nebbish Andy Kopec), whos also infatuated with Miss Sandra. And Sylvias daughter (Courtney Washington) falls in love with a white boy (Daniel Scullin). Ms. Washington is so enthusiastic you think shes going to burst out of her clothes, while Ms. Waller provides hand-on-the-hip attitude. Both have fabulous voices. Despite the hijinks and frivolity, this is not your typical fluff jukebox musical. Playwright Joe DiPietro (best known for I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change) cleverly deals with racism and homophobia in this s version of Twelfth Night. The rousing opening number, Jailhouse Rock, with its homoerotic lyrics, should be a good foreshadowing of where this musical is going. While some guys in Elvis wigs and black leather jackets dance with halo-ed angels in (Youre the) Devil in Disguise, there really arent any Elvis impersonators in this show. The singers approach the songs the way a Broadway performer would, not the way Elvis sang them. That might be jarring to some people, but this approach helps you hear the tunes in a new light. All Shook Up contains 23 Elvis songs which seems a couple songs too many. Some couldve been cut to tighten the show. The set design, by Evan F. Adamson, is especially creative. It includes a shoe store whose walls are made of shoe boxes, not bricks, and a gas station with walls were created with license plates. Mr. Adamsons created a whimsical, fun world that draws you right into the spirit of the musical. His opening set, a stark black-and-white jailhouse, is a great contrast to the colorful world that follows after. And the audience oohed at the glittering lights of the fair. Director Marc Robin has done a great job with this production. Its fun, overthe-top and campy. These actors arent taking it seriously, and you shouldnt either. Its tongue-in-cheek, like a Tom Jones concert, where he lets the audience know that he gets the joke too. NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org All Shook Up shakes expectations, societal roles The only quibble I have is with the dancing, which isnt bad. They get the steps, but they dont get the spirit. If I were choreographer Buddy Reeder, Id have the dancers watch a steady diet of s movies with the their proverbial sock hops and beach dance scenes. But All Shook Up, while not deep and ponderous, is thoroughly entertaining, smart and fun. >>What: All Shook Up >>When: Through April 11 >>Where: The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers >>Cost: $25 to $53 >>Info: Call 278-4422 or go to www.broadwaypalm.com If you go
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Immokalee teachers have a great deal to celebrate. Many of them are participating in a professional learning community with a clear and direct focus on classroom practice. For the fourth year in a row, the University of Floridas Lastinger Center for Learning, The Education Foundation of Collier County and Collier County Public Schools have collaborated on the design and implementation of a unique professional development program for teachers. There are two distinct opportunities for teachers: One is a fully funded masters or specialists degree from UF; the other includes a collaborative approach to school-based professional learning. Hundreds of teachers have stepped up to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities, and the best part is the significant impact on student achievement. UFs Teacher Leadership for School Improvement degree program allows teachers to work on their degrees as a member of a group, a cohort, sharing ideas and most importantly, sharing the commitment to improve achievement of all students in their respective schools. As teachers work through the 2-year, classroom-embedded program, they plan, implement and evaluate effective instructional strategies. The research-based program emphasizes teacher leadership and school improvement. Twenty teachers completed the program in August 2008 and now are sharing their knowledge with others in the Immokalee community. A new cohort of teachers has already begun, and the cycle of advanced professional development continues, building a cadre of highly qualified teachers serving the students of Immokalee. Teachers completing the program have described their experiences as collaborative, leadership building and embedded in the daily act of teaching. Teachers who might not be interested in a degree program at this time still have the opportunity to be involved with the thoughtful and well-crafted inquiry process that connects teacher research to student thinking and learning. Teachers identify a question or a dilemma in the classroom that they would like to examine. They collaborate with others to focus on a specific question and then begin to research solutions, gather and analyze data and, most importantly, share the results. For example, a teacher wanting to improve her students writing skills began using dialog journals. Each day her students wrote to her and each day after school she responded in their individual journals. At the beginning of the process, the students were writing one sentence; by the end they were writing one to two pages. She was modeling good writing and giving the students personal acknowledgement. They were becoming better writers! Inquiry is powerful. The learning benefits students and allows the teachers to examine their own instructional practices with new eyes. Many teachers have said the process allows them to shine a brighter light on the advantages of meaningful, professional development. Looking at each others work and discussing potential solutions fosters strong relationships and empowers teachers to reflect on their daily classroom routines. The process is personal yet collaborative. A teacher may choose to delve into inquiry involving technology, classroom environments, data-driven instruction, parent involvement, literacy, math, science and more. The goal remains the same: to stimulate learning. The final piece of this journey in inquiry is probably the most important. That piece is the sharing of the results. As busy as the last month of the school year can be, teachers look forward to coming together in Immokalee and sharing their projects at the annual Inquiry Expo. The teacher-to-teacher network is powerful, and by coming together as professionals, they not only see results in their schools but in the wider educational community. None of this work could take place without the organization and support of the partnerships. I heartily agree with Susan McManus, president of The Education Foundation of Collier County, who believes one of the best ways to support students in our community is to support the teachers. Catherine Gould has taught in the state of Florida for 25 years and currently works in staff development for Collier County Public Schools. She has presented at various state and national conferences and facilitates the work in Immokalee supported by the District School Board of Collier County, the University of Florida's Lastinger Center for Learning and The Education Foundation of Collier County. For more information, call the foundation at 643-4755 or visit www.educationforcollier.org.Educate, collaborate, celebrate: Immokalee teachers bring innovation to the classroomBY CATHERINE GOULD _________________Special to Florida Weekly PUZZLE ANSWERS 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
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES CROSSWORD Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES PISCES (February 19 to March 20) What seems to be an ideal investment should be checked out thoroughly before you snap at the offer and find yourself hooked by an expensive scam. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you tend to bore easily and leave others to finish what you start, this is one time when youd be wise to complete things on your own. Then you can move on to something new. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your indecision about a personal situation might come out of those mixed signals youre getting. Best not to make any commitments until you have a better sense of how things are going. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A dispute appears to be getting out of hand. But you should be able to step in and bring it all under control soon. Be patient. News about a potential career move might be delayed. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Career obligations could interfere with important personal plans. But using a combination of common sense and compromise helps resolve the dilemma to everyones satisfaction. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A stressful situation drains some of your energy reserves. But you soon bounce back in time to finish your tasks and enjoy a well-deserved weekend getaway. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to throw a party for friends and colleagues WELLROUNDED SUDOKU By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: and surprise them with your dazzling domestic skills. You might also want to reconsider that career move you put on hold. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A sudden change of mind by someone you relied on could cause a delay in moving ahead with your plans. But those whom youve helped out before are prepared to return the favor. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You start the week feeling too shy to speak up in front of others. However, your self-assurance soon takes over, giving you the confidence you need to make yourself heard. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) One way to deal with a pesky personal dilemma this week is to meet it head-on. Insist on an explanation of why the situation reached this point and what can be done to change it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The creative Capricorn finds several outlets for her or his talents this week. Also note that while a romantic connection looks promising, remember to allow it to develop on its own. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You stand out this week as the best friend a friend can have. But be careful that you dont take too many bows, or you might see gratitude replaced with resentment. BORN THIS WEEK: Your wisdom is matched by your generosity. You are a person who people know they can rely on.(c) 2009 King Features Syndicate, Inc. ALL SPECIALS ARE Dine in only AND Not valid with any other offers. Saint Patricks Day Special ONLY$1199 & Served with Green Pea Soup Bonita Springs 949-3080 Cape Coral 242-0218 Ft. Myers 275-7850 Naples 643-9898
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Corned Beef and Cabbage all day Green Beer & Drink Specials starting at 11:00a.m. COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition Pinocchio is one of the greatest animated films of all time, and this two-disc set is a must-have for any animation or Disney fans library. This story of the adventures of a marionette that longs to be a real live boy marks the debut of Jiminy Cricket, the narrator of the tale and Pinocchios conscience, and the singer of the classic song, When You Wish Upon A Star. The collections special features include: audio commentary, a sing-along feature, a behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of Pinocchio, deleted scenes (including an alternate ending), deleted songs, games and a lot more. ALSO THIS WEEK Rachel Getting Married Director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) assembles a top-notch cast for this compelling ensemble piece. Anne Hathaway stars as Kym, a young woman who is in rehab but returns to her familys Connecticut home for her sisters wedding. Kyms presence serves as a catalyst for unveiling some buried family issues. Transporter 3 Jason Statham returns as The Transporter, whose mission is to drive a Russian woman named Valentina across Europe. The hitch? They are fitted with explosive bracelets that will blow them up if they stray more than 75 feet from the car. The action sequences and fight choreography in this film are awesome. One of the best action movies of 2008. Synecdoche New York This movie is just ... just ... weird. And wonderful. This is the directorial debut of Charlie Kaufman, the guy who wrote Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, so if youve seen those movies, you kind of know what youre in for. The movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a guy whose wife has left him, so he becomes obsessed with creating a theatrical production that will mirror all of New York City. He builds the set in a giant warehouse and begins to cast the production with doppelgangers of himself, his ex-wife, his new girlfriend and well, everybody else. After a while the production gets to a point of such surreality that the doubles now require people to play THEM. Then things get weirder. And yet, somehow, Mr. Kaufman is able to take this swirling mass of interconnected storylines and resolve the whole shebang by the end of the movie. 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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THE MUSIC GOURMET He first performed to a standing ovation at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts two seasons ago. This past week, Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein enthralled a sellout crowd upon his return, this time to join forces with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to give a rock-solid performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op 83. It was clear Gerstein was a star on the rise by the time he was 14, when he came to the United States to study music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. By the time he was 20, he had earned both bachelors and masters degrees in music from the Manhattan School of Music. The multi-dimensional Gerstein then began what is proving to be a dizzying pace, literally circling the globe: one day performing as a chamber musician, another as a recitalist, the next as a soloist with an increasing number of major orchestras around the world. Assuming his schedule would make even a brief telephone interview all but impossible, I was delighted when our stars aligned and we were able to chat at length about all things musical for several minutes prior to his arrival in Naples. Gerstein speaks exactly as he performs: thoughtfully. I can think of no better word to describe his approach to the keyboard. Unlike fellow countryman Dmitri Ratser, who has gigantic hands and seemingly unending wrists and is drama personified when he performs, there is nothing flashy about Gerstein. He performed a monumental concerto here flawlessly, a myriad of elegant tones and shades to his playing, but without a hint of flamboyancy. The Brahms gave virtually every section of the orchestra a chance to shine as well, perhaps the most beautiful of which was principal cellist Adam Satinskys glorious love song with his cello, then joined by the remainder of the cello section and the violas. Not surprisingly, the Brahms ended with a much-deserved standing ovation. Both Gerstein and the Jorge Mester, the Phils maestro, returned again and again to acknowledge the accolades. The Brahms was the third and final selection of the evening. The first two numbers Dvoraks Carnival Overture, Op. 92, and Dohnanyis Suite in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 19 were as lushly performed, both replete with a mlange of musical textures. The orchestra never sounded better than during the torridly paced, fortissimo opening of the Dvorak, at one moment somehow reminiscent of the theme from The Lone Ranger and at the next like liquid gold, as one feels the coming of sunrise through the masterful oboe performance by principal Judy Christy. Concertmaster Glenn Basham added greatly to the piece as it unfolded. And the Dohnanyi? Mester described the selection as so lovely it is bathed in sunlight and olive oil. Indeed, it was precisely that. It abounded with little surprises presto one moment, the melody line shifting to the two harps, shifting again with a rhythmic chanting of the tympani that was almost Indian in its affect. Gorgeous and lush, these first two selections were so beautifully performed that the Brahms was almost superfluous. Almost. And so it was a wonderful week of great classical music, just what the doctor ordered to cleanse ones heart from the now omnipresent worldwide despair. But while everyone continues to wax rhapsodic about the New York Philharmonic, once again I will be so audacious as to say that, hands down, our Maestro is worlds apart and better than Lorin Maazel. Admit it: Mester is truly one of the most exciting conductors on the planet today. I offer up a prayer of thanksgiving every time I see him, wrists and baton a blur of motion, extracting every scintilla of beauty out of every selection the our orchestra performs.Still comparing the two orchestras? Double our string section, horns, bassoons. Add 30 years to the average age of our musicians. Now youre comparing apples to apples. Naples will never, thank God, be New York City. But it does have one of the most exciting orchestras and conductors on the planet today. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. A thoughtful piano performance enthralls an audience at the Phil PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.comKirill Gerstein COURTESY PHOTO
C14 WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The Manhattan Lyric Opera Company brings its production of The Merry Widow to The Norris Center for one performance beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. The company last performed at Cambier Park in 2005, when touring Donizettis The Elixir of Love.Opera aficionados who love a good oldfashioned operetta wont want to miss this production of Franz Lehars The Merry Widow. Set in fin-de-siecle Paris, the operetta lampoons relationships and politics in a world of waltzes and folk tales with a touch of sentimental fun and a little naughty trickery. Unrequited love and mistaken identities help to flush out this popular romantic production. Noted songs from the score include Vilja Song, De gehich zu Maxim and the Merry Widow Waltz.MLO cuts down almost all of its productions to 90 minutes, adding supertitles and projected sets for a user-friendly approach. Its Merry Widow is a new abridged production written and directed by Stage Director Marc Verzatt with projected sets and scene explanations by Artistic Director Anne Tormela. The cast includes Nat Chandler as Prince Danilo Danilovitch, Kreshnik Zhabjaku as Baron Mirko Zeta and Anne Tormela as Hanna Glawari. Tickets to the one-night-only performance are $30. For reservations and more information, call or visit The Norris Center box office, 213-3049 or 755 Eighth Avenue South. The fourth annual Naples Womans Club Antiques Show takes place Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at the clubs home at 570 Park St. in downtown Naples. A preview party will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Guests will enjoy wine, appetizers and desserts as they preview the best of the show. Preview tickets for $15 in advance and $20 at the door include admission to the show Friday and Saturday. Regular admission to the show is $7 at the door. To purchase preview tickets, call 262-6331. For more information, visit www.napleswomansclub.org. The Merry Widow makes its way to the stage at The Norris CenterWomans Club Antiques Show set for March 13-14 Special Guest Short-Term Membership Program ** *Fees vary depending on membership months; extra days are prorated. **The maximum membership period is 12 months over two years. For additional information contact:Ken McMaster, PGA, Director of Golf & Membership (239) 481-5721MONTHLY FEES JANUARY THROUGH MARCH $2,220 FOR SINGLES $3,300 FOR COUPLES* TORMELA VERZATT
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 A&E C15 Opera stars in concert to benefit Opera NaplesTenor Stuart Neill and soprano Sandra Lopez perform a concert of Verdi and Puccini arias and dueets in a benefit for Opera Naples beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Performing Arts Hall at Gulf Coast High School. Tickets are $200 per person and include a reception with Mr. Neill and Ms. Lopez. Mr. Neill made opera history in January in the title role of Don Carlo as the first American tenor ever to open the season at La Scala. Through his performances in the worlds finest opera houses and concert halls with leading conductors and orchestras, he continues to establish himself as one of the most important tenors in the classical world today. Ms. Lopez, a graduate of the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera, has performed at the Met as Marquerite in Faust, Liu in Turandot, Roberta Alden in the world premier of Tobias Pickers An American Tragedy and as Catherine in the world premier of A View from the Bridge. She has been a winner and finalist of competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and the Florida Grand Opera Young Patroness competition.The concert at Gulf Coat High School is presented by Opera Naples and The Moran Asset Management Group of Wachovia Securities. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Sugden Community Theater box office at 263-7990. Take a spin on a musical roulette wheel with such hip classics as Luck Be A Lady, Viva Las Vegas, I Gotta be Me, My Way, New York, New York, Ive Got You Under My Skin and others. The cast of high rollers, showgirls and celebrities includes stars from Broadway and the Vegas Strip along with Martin Preston as the legendary Liberace in what promises to be a jackpot event. Just remember, What happens in the concert, stays in the concert!VIVA LAS VEGAS!Jack Everly, conductorNAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Box Office/phone hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.Join us for Dinner at the Dome! Call for menu information and reservations. Tuesday-Saturday, March 10-14, 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 14-15, 2 p.m.$74The Tuesday Pops performance is generously underwritten anonymously. The Wednesday Pops performance is generously underwritten by U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. The Thursday Pops performance is generously underwritten by Northern Trust. The Friday Pops performance is generously underwritten by Physicians Regional Healthcare System. NATIONAL FOOD DRIVEThe Naples Philharmonic Orchestra has joined more than 200 orchestras across the country in the Orchestras Feeding America National Food Drive, in conjunction with the release of the film The Soloist. Please bring canned goods and non-perishable items to these pops concerts and participate. Donations benefit local charitable organizations. BUY TICKETS NOW! www.thephil.org or call 597-1900 or visit our Box Office PPS5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34108-2740 NEILL LOPEZ Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Floridas only nonprofit classical ballet school, presents its annual fundraiser, BRAVO! Ballet, Sunday afternoon, March 29, at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts in Fort Myers. This years performance will feature dancers from the ranks of the world-renowned New York City Ballet. Among other performers, Darci Kistler, Ashley Bouder, Tiler Peck and Amar Ramasar will grace the BRAVO! stage again this year. In addition, Stephen Hanna, who performs the role of Billys older self in the Broadway hit Billy Elliot, will return to the BRAVO! stage. Following Mr. Hannas performance with BRAVO!, he will offer a class and demonstration for students at Edison Park Elementary on Monday, March 30 General admission tickets from $35-$65 are available by calling the BRAVO! Balllet" ticket line at 2140446. Patron tickets are also available for $150 and include preferred seating, reserved parking and an invitation to the Sunset With the Dancers party immediately following the performance where patrons have the opportunity to meet the cast of BRAVO!Ballet. The party will be hosted by and held on the campus of Edison State College, Fort Myers. Reservations for patron tickets can be made by calling 472-3817. Tickets for a Dream Trip drawing will be available for purchase in the lobby at Cypress Lake Center for the Performing Arts on the afternoon of the BRAVO!Ballet performance. The Dream Trip consists of roundtrip tickets for two to New York City and two tickets to a New York City Ballet performance. Cypress Lake Center for the Performing Arts is at 6750 Panther Lane in Fort Myers. Proceeds from BRAVO!Ballet benefit Gulfshore Ballet. The ballet school was founded by an internationally acclaimed faculty in 2000. The school offers classes for adults and children. A number of Gulfshores graduates have gone on to study at the world-renowned School of American Ballet. New York City Ballets Stephen Hanna, shown here in Stars and Stripes, performs in Bravo! Ballet in Fort Myers on Sunday, March 29. Gulfshore Ballet presents BRAVO! Ballet March 29COURTESY PHOTO
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E MARCH 5-11, 2009 If you love live theater but prefer being behind the scenes rather than on stage, if you enjoy being a problem solver and have organizational and managerial skills, and if youd like to be part of a show from auditions to the final curtain call, The Naples Players has a role for you. The theater has opportunities for volunteer beginning and advanced stage managers for productions throughout the year. Learn whats involved by attending the Beginning Stage Management workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Sugden Community Theatre. Production Manager Rhoda Pugh will discuss the responsibilities of being a stage manager or assistant stage manager, from the first reading of a script to the strike of the set. How do you know if this challenging and fun position is right for you? Consider these telling conditions: You might be a stage manager if you cant resist adjusting a tilted picture (you need things to be right). You might be a stage manager if you have eyes in the back of your head and can juggle (you are adept at handling several tasks at the same time). You might be a stage manager if you get a kick out of rescuing a situation (you pride yourself on being a great problem solver). You might be a stage manager if you consider yourself a detail-oriented perfectionist (from start to finish, you know whats happening and who is doing what). For information about becoming a volunteer stage manager, or about other volunteer opportunities at The Naples Players, contact Becky Troop, director of volunteer services, at 4347340, ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Be a star behind the scenes as a volunteer stage manager for The Naples Players New play contest entries wanted Formerly HAIR CLASSICS
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 Captiva Art Modern Gallery presents Stella Farwell: New Works, a much-anticipated solo exhibition of works by the Captiva Island artists March 7-28. The show opens with a reception with the artist from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 7. With swirling shapes of biomorphic compositions, Ms. Farwell develops her ideas in twoand threedimensional form. In her multi-colored world, viewers can view her works as art and also interact with them. Ms. Farwells organic, contemporary forms represent a hint into the artists world that is bright, elegant and whimsical but also highly technical with mediums such as hand-made paper, acrylic, metal and stone. Formally trained in fine art at Tulane University, Ms. Farwell has exhibited in high-profile galleries and museum shows through the course of her career. Her works are in public, corporate and private collections in North America and as Europe and Asia. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception March 7. Art Modern Gallery is at 751 12th Avenue South. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 263-1137, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.artmoderngallery.com. Art Modern Gallery showcases works by Captivas Stella Farwell works as art and also interact with th em Ms. Farwe ll s or g anic, contempo rary f orms represent a hint into the a rtists world that is bright, elegant a n d w h imsica l b ut a l so h i ghl y tec h ni c a l wit h me d iums suc h as h an d -ma d e paper, acr y lic, metal and stone. Formally trained in f ine a rt at Tulane Univers it y Ms. Farwe ll h a s e x h i b it ed in high-pro f ile gal or visit www artmoderng a ll ery.com. Stella Farwell, Getting Free.
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C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Al Sprague, Ruth and Cliff Manchester 2. Curtis Catlin and Kris Wilkosz 3. Laurie Chozen, Nanci Contardi, Kathy Stassen, Ginny Carron. Kristi McGuire, Linda Fellows and Penny Kramer 4. Carol Lutgen and Diane Welsh 5. Mosey Gunther, Jean Hertzog, Martha Fligg and Donna Eskra 6. Barbara Jordan, Kathy Pezzuti, Peggy Redlinger and Boo Mortenson 7. Bunny DAmico and Laurie Emfield 8. Jill Jackson, Carol Tyskwicz and Charmaine Powers 9. Molly Hamilton and Julie KwasnikMARLA OTTENSTEIN / COURTESY MARLA OTTENSTEIN / COURTESYOff the courts after the 10th annual Sneaky Petes Tennis Tournament Little Black Dress Garden Party Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. Fri March 6 Sun March 29, 2009 Gulf Coast Town CenterInstant $5 Discount Online: www.CircusSarasota.org Box Ofce: (877) 355-9805 Florida WeeklySPECIAL DISCOUNT VOUCHER Discount Available Online!Only ONE discount voucher needed per family or group. Not valid on phone orders. Not valid with other offers. Discount NOT Available in Grandstand.SAVE $5 00 per ticketat the Box Office or OnlineALL PERFORMANCESBenetting The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida & The Senior Patients at Lee Memorial Health System 1 2 3 4 6 5 78 9
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C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Slow-roasted lamb shanks are tender and moist, accompanied by their natural juices, herbs and vegetables.Naples Tomato wine lounge PAST REPASTSHere are capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Ristorante & Bar ItalianoVisit Our Website For Online Reservations, Full Menu and Gift Certi cates www.giovanni-naples.com Located in the Crossroads Shopping Plaza in the Vineyards 5975 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119 PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE Gulfshore Life Best Sushi 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Jean Le Boeuf 4-stars 3rd Avenues Best Kept Secret Enjoy the sounds of World Chill Music Nitely Step back in time w/ 80s @ 8 every Wednesday Private Parties & Catering Available On 3rd, Just up the steps from Sea Salt Restaurant 1170 3rd St. S. Ste. 105 Naples, FL 34102 PLUS: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2PM In Fort Myers visit our McGregor Blvd. & Gulfcoast Town Center Locations Call Blu Sushi 239.489.1500 More Info & Events @ BluSushi.com Chefs Kevin & Billy Mac Winner: March of Dimes Chefs Auction 2008 Blue Water Bistro Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero; 949-2583The newest of the Culinary Concepts restaurants, Blue Water Bistro fits in well with the contemporary look and feel of Coconut Point. A casual bistro specializing in seafood, theres something for everyone on the menu. High points of a recent meal included craband lobster-stuffed pot stickers, crispy crunchy calamari, morningafter mussels, chicken limone and a delicious vegetable platter (create your own from the list of veggies and starches). Less successful was a nightly special, of three white fish that came devoid of sauce or color. Pineapple upside down cake with rum raisin ice cream ended the meal nicely. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 263-4421 Maxwells on the Bay has undergone a fabulous update with a sleek new look and a sophisticated menu to match. There was no improving upon the view of Naples Bay, which remains a focal point, but the dining room, done in lots of woods and earth tones, gives the restaurant a contemporary, stylish air. Executive Chef Brian Rolands menu features cutting-edge Continental cuisine, with dishes such as heirloom beets with fired goat cheese, escargot with wild mushrooms, spinach and Boursin cream, orange miso-glazed sea bass with goat cheese dumplings and milk chocolate lava cake. Polished service and an exemplary wine list further enhance the meal. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Naples Tomato, 14700 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 598-9800 A vast wine selection and a menu of American Neapolitan cuisine make this a justifiably popular establishment. I particularly like that the management buys its tomatoes from local farms and the kitchen makes its own pasta. The Real Deal Crab Cake appetizer is one of the best Ive had south of Baltimore and is worthy of its name. A pane cotto escarole, white beans, bread and Parmesan cheese was another great starter. The pasta sampler was a winner, with raviolinni in Bolognese sauce, lasagna and shrimp and vegetables over angel-hair pasta. Only the bland rainbow trout disappointed. For dessert, I can heartily recommend the Chocoholic, a warm chocolate cake with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar, Mission Square Plaza, 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 592-0050Pasta and sushi just doesnt seem a natural combination to me, but Noodles makes it work, offering upscale Italian fare, first-class sushi and a handful of low-carb options served by an able staff in a swanky club setting. Items from both East and West were excellent, including a nightly special of grilled shrimp and the whimsically named Paisano roll (fried snapper, scallions and cucumber topped with smoked salmon, avocado, sesame and sweet sauce). The lamb shanks were tender and delicious, served with natural juices enhanced by a bit of wine, garlic, rosemary, bay leaves and celery over house-made fettuccine. The cioppino featured a fresh mix of seafood also served over pasta. For dessert, one wedge of light, creamy Key lime pie was plenty for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Randys Fishmarket Restaurant, 10395 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 5935555 For fresh seafood served in an ultracasual setting, Randys is a keeper. Wellworn tables and floors attest to the popularity of this north Naples restaurant. While Id advise steering clear of the blackened items, in which the seasoning overpowers the seafood, I can heartily recommend the crab cakes, stone crab claws and the Key lime pie, which is a specialty of the house. There are a few non-fish items as well in case a confirmed carnivore happens in by accident. Service was swift but friendly. The well-stocked seafood market affords home cooks ample options for creating their own fish dishes as well. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: l e upsi d e d own m raisin ded y Naples To m N a pl es; 5 A a m po ju l i l i k b u y fa rm s it s ow n pa s For a rich dessert thats big enough to share, consider the dark chocolate cheesecake with Oreo crust at Blue Water Bistro. sus h i just natut o s f n s a bl e While bl ac ke i n g h c S e we ll -s
The bright and sunny flavors that comprise Provencal cuisine seem a natural fit for the culture and climate of Naples. Cote DAzur is a cozy, romantic and obviously popular spot for Neapolitans who appreciate the pure flavors of this region of southeastern France that adjoins Italy and borders the Mediterranean. Chef/ owner Claudio Scadutos menu celebrates Provencal fare, featuring simply roasted meats and fresh seafood accompanied by fresh vegetables, figs, dried fruit and chestnuts. The restaurant has the ambience of a lovely little caf nestled in the heart of France. With its deep blue walls, and booths with faux windows with white wood frames and flower-filled window boxes, it doesnt feel at all like the narrow strip center storefront that it is. And given the capacity crowd on a recent weeknight, its clear that it has a loyal following. Besides the attractive setting, Cote DAzur has an attentive and knowledgeable staff, most of whom appear to be French. They greet newcomers warmly and keep a careful eye on them throughout their meals. All of that no doubt contributes to its popularity. Our dinner began well, with a charming young server attendant swiftly producing a warm loaf of bread and a plate of the classic olive oil and balsamic vinegar dipping sauce, returning a short while later to replenish our supply. The wine list offers 12 varieties by the glass and about 60 by the bottle. Most are French, but Italy, Australia, New Zealand and California are represented as well. We tried a bottle of Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano which had a lovely ruby hue and a well-balanced structure with notes of black cherry and licorice that paired well with dishes such as roasted pheasant and heavily sauced steaks. Burgundy-style escargots proved to be a refreshing variation on this staple of French menus. There were quite a few tender snails sans shell in a rich butter sauce blended with garlic, shallots, parsley and just a bit of basil. A plate of house-cured Norwegian salmon carpaccio was so abundant Id recommend that two or possibly three people share it. The fish was mildly flavored and buttery in texture, set off nicely by fresh arugula and watercress, figs, chives and a sprinkling of truffle oil and lemon. Roasted gold and red baby beets were sweet little treats tucked among arugula and poached figs, then topped with shaved grana padano cheese and drizzled with aged balsamic. The evenings special entre was an imaginative presentation of sea bass, scallop and crabmeat with a champagne herb sauce. The crab was served chilled, while the sea bass and large scallop were perfectly cooked and napped with the subtle sauce that allowed their delicate flavors to shine. A surprising and tasty lagniappe was a mound of sweet chestnut puree topped with caviar. Although not as showy, a New York strip steak looked appealing topped with a wine sauce overflowing with mushrooms. The steak was tender and satisfying, especially when accompanied by buttery mashed potatoes.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Roasted red and gold beets lie beneath shaved cheese in a salad of arugula and poached figs. diningCALENDAR 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, Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads; 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 fivecourse 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 a culinary workshop, Coupon Shopping Without Coupons, explaining how consumers can evaluate purchases to ensure they get the best value; $45, 585 Park St.; 2626517, 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; 390-2222. Monday, March 9, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Wine Makes the Meal: South America cooking and wine tasting session with wines from Chile and Argentina paired with regional dishes by chef Lynn Novo of Comfort Sisters Good Food; $15; 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration required. 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 of dingle pies, lamb stew, champ (potatoes and onions) and tricolor cheesecake; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads; 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. Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m., Whole Food Market: Kids Club cooking class, with instructor Denise Petersen showing how to conjure up Dr. Seuss-inspired fare such as Green Eggs and Ham, Noodle-Eating-Poodle Noodles and Pink Yink Ink Drink; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration required.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. Cote DAzur showcases cuisine of Provence karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE C $9 B onit p ole with gelato and chocolate sauce. A port wine cinnamon sauce was delicious with the pear, figs and cool gelato (which the menu said was espresso but tasted like amaretto). The berries were refreshing in a light raspberry coulis and finished with a mound of intensely flavored mango sorbet. The profiteroles puff pastry and the gelato with which it was stuffed were quite good, but they were drowned in a bowl full of warm Belgian chocolate sauce. I consider myself an unabashed chocolate devotee, but when theres twice as much sauce as what it covers, thats just too much sauce. From start to finish, it was clear that the staff here prides itself on pleasing its customers. And theres much to recommend this charming little North Naples restaurant. But for Cote DAzur to shine its brightest, there needs to be more consistency in the kitchen. Our other two entrees, however, proved disappointing. The roasted pheasant looked gorgeous with the golden breast, leg and thigh appetizingly displayed with a generous portion of baby carrots, pearl onions, mushrooms, chestnuts, figs and apricots arranged diagonally on the plate. The vegetables were delicious, but the pheasant was far too salty, overpowering any other seasoning that may have been present. The New York strip that was delicious with the mushroom and wine sauce looked unappealing beneath a drab beige blanket of au poivre cabernet reduction. The steak was much fattier than the first, and there was nothing to break up the sea of peppercorn-studded sauce that spread across the plate. Placing the mashed potatoes or the nights vegetable (garlic-laced haricot verts) on the plate would have enhanced its visual appeal immensely. Although our server had assured us the steak wasnt very peppery, it proved to be so, with still more peppercorns embedded in the meat itself. When he saw that Id eaten only a small portion of the meat, our server asked if Id like a different entre. I appreciated the offer (which further illustrates the managements desire to please) but declined since Id already sampled three appetizers and three other entrees and couldnt do justice to yet another one. We concluded our meal with poached pear and figs, fresh berries in raspberry coulis with mango sorbet and profiterIf you go >>Hours: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday >>Reservations: Accepted>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: appetizers, $10-$24; entrees, $32-$40 >>Beverages: Wine and beer served >>Seating: Conventional tables and chairs indoors and on the patio as well as booths in the dining room >>Specialties of the house: Prince Edward Island mussels, Burgundy style escargots, duck pate and country pate, roasted boneless quail, seared diver Maine sea scallops, let mignon forestier, roasted Maine lobster in a clay pot >>Volume: Moderate >>Parking: Free lot >>Web site: www.cotedazurrestaurant.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Cote DAzur Restaurant 11224 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 597-8867 e the pure flavors of southeastern o ins Ital y e Me dh ef / d i o nu s h h g s, a nd a urant n ce o f a f nes tl ed in lots, pa rsle y and ju A plate o N orwe g ia p acc io d a nt th a po i c a ru g ul a PHOTOS KAREN FELDMAN/FLORIDA WEEKLY An appetizer of cured Norwegian salmon carpaccio topped with arugula and watercress is substantial enough for an entree.
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