SEE HOUSING, A8 & 9 Town Hall Series wraps up with sharp political witIf Collier County were human, doctors might consider diagnosing it as economically bipolar. A deranged real estate market could cause the malady that runs in families and Colliers closest Sunshine State sibling, Lee County, has careened off the proverbial tracks. First all the way up and higher than a kite, then all the way down and lower than mud. What that means for us, roughly 1 million residents of the two coastal counties alone, and how the condition might be remedied could be a matter not just of wild speculation these days, but of well-reasoned opinions and steady actions based on long observation. This week, Florida Weekly seeks such opinions call them knowledgeable straight talk from real estate professionals in both counties. None dispute that the short happy life of the bipolar market has been vivid.Is it too early to talk about the failed Obama presidency? His Secretary of State thinks foreign affairs is when her husband is overseas. His Treasury Secretary cheats on his taxes. And he buys a Portuguese water dog! He outsourced his kids puppy! Why not an American breed like a pit bull? Call it, Rahm Emanuel. Political funnyman and best-selling author P.J. ORourke fired off all those quips and more when asked to write some fresh copy to help promote his upcoming lecture. Mr. ORourke wraps up the nearly sold-out 26th annual Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers series on Monday evening, March 23. His lecture for the 6 p.m. engagement at the Naples Grande Beach Resort is titled Pirates in Neckties: Government vs. The Free Market Which is Worse? Well-known for his quick and clever lampoons, Mr. ORourke served as managing editor of The National Lampoon humor magazine. Thought of by some as the 21st centurys Will Rogers, hes an equal-opportunity satirical genius for whom no one of prominence is off limits. In addition to his sharp wit and tongue, he has shown hes no intellectual lightweight. His most recent book, On the Wealth of Nations, explores and explains Adam Smiths tome, the definitive treatise on the theories of capitalism famous or its complexity and dry nature. As the fourth speaker in the 2009 Town Hall series, Mr. ORourke follows Mia Farrow, Newt Gingrich and Prince Talal of Jordan. Tickets to his lecture remain available for $106 and can be purchased by calling 596-6524. Starting with subscriptions and renewals for the 2010 Town Hall season, which go on sale March 23, ticket purchases will be tax deductible. BIPOLARHOUSING 20%90%40%30%70%20%130%10%80%10%80%70%90%50%20%40%60%120%What the prossay about ourroller coaster realestate marketBY ROGER WILLIAMS ________________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.comBY JILL FRALICK ________________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOP.J. O'Rourke kite t h a m t a t i o p i l on g A Q & A with real estate expert Russ Weyer. A8>>inside: ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 & 9 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 THEATER REVIEW C8 SOCIETY C23, 24 & 25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 23 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 12, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Women in HistoryThe Undercover Historian reminds us of those who have enhanced our community. A10 Mangrove magic Plus more get-togethers where people had fun raising funds for a cause. C23, 24 & 25 Welcoming Warhol Bank of America exhibition opens this week at The von Liebig Art Center. C1 Look whos 30Still young at heart, Riverwalk at Tin City just keeps getting better. B1
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Note: Florida Weeklys policy regarding letters to Columnist Roger Williams is to run them whenever the letter writers are smarter than the columnist, or he wishes he had said what they did. Here are only a few that fit that category. Others will appear as space allows. Roger, I have to pinch myself when I read Florida Weekly. Am I actually reading a newspaper? The sense of unreality begins as I hover round the mailbox toward the end of Friday, looking forward to the weeks issue. I just cant believe Im reading such a publication here, in Naples. Dont let anyone tell you its a community paper. Unless, that is, the Village Voice is a community newspaper. Yes, I think you and your editorial team have that kind of potential. I get all my news online. Everything. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USAToday, travel and food blogs, trade newsletters, political blogs, just a whole lot of online reading that takes about three hours a day and sometimes a lot more, when I have the time. Im one of those people who says something you might not like to hear: I believe newspapers in their present incarnation are on the way out. Im incredulous that people argue with me about it because to me it seems so obvious. And Im glad. I dont like the present incarnation of most newspapers, including and sometimes especially The Naples Daily News, though I have had many warm collegial relationships with various editors there over the years. And I feel sorry for those editors, although many have long departed. The really bad thing about the death of print newspapers is the unemployment of thousands of talented journalists and writers and photographers. And editors. Newspapers are dying not only because of declines in advertising budgets, but also because rates are too high for small businesses, and because the type of news that newspapers traditionally traffic in is going online and on the tube. So the answer is: local/regional newspapers with an editorial platform not found online or TV, with stories emanating from that platform that engage readers. Readers will buy it. Advertisers will support it. Thats what youve done with Florida Weekly. Of course I like that youre friendly to PR people who have valid stories. Why the heck not? I like that you have bylined stories. I want you to run harder, more penetrating stories. Be a little more edgy. Stir it up. Dont be scared of, or too cozy with, advertisers. Beth Preddy, Collier County (Rest in peace, March 4) Roger, Besides your clever take and a few really great lines, I agree with why newspapers are in decline and Im not a newspaper person, just a lifelong reader and a writer wannabe. Ive lived mostly in small towns (LaBelle, Arcadia, Palmetto-type places) and what people want to read about is PEOPLE the more local, the more interesting! Who needs to buy a newspaper to read about Iraq, Obama and Britney? Its much easier, more colorful, and more current to keep up with such online. Heck, we dont even have to read but can click on the little camera icon and have our own personal talker showing us pictures (while we paint our toenails). Put local peoples names in the local paper and local papers will sell. Is it really so difficult a concept? What parent with a childs picture in the paper doesnt buy up every copy within a mile radius?! In my unnewspapery-educated opinion, all they would have to do to thrive is move Iraq, Obama and Britney to where classifieds are now and refocus all resources on whats happening within a 50-mile range. Areas like LaBelle and Arcadia are unbelievably underserved and would be so thrilled to see their peoples names in print. Fill editions with local stories: intrigues, deaths, births, crimes, businesses, court cases, foreclosure stories, overcomer stories, fishing-hunting-golfing-painting-whatever stories and then FOLLOW UP. When something particularly terrible or wonderful happens, report on it more than twice. People dont forget such things in one day. A desire for continuing information is a natural human trait (ala Anna Nicole Smith, Natalee Hollaway). We want to know about the economy, but wouldnt it be better, more interesting, more intriguing and gripping to know how it is specifically affecting one local business, family, or even segment of our local population than the whole of China, Chicago or L.A.? Also, newspapers should constantly provide information for how readers can HELP. People want to help people (at least I think we do, right? Gee, I hope so). Instead of focusing on delivering what wire services provide, local papers main goals should be informing local readers whats happening inside their most local worlds AND helping them engage. Cynthia Mott, Lee County (Rest in peace, March 4) Roger, Great article skewering that Middle School Nazi I mean teacher. Quashing young spirits isnt what youd hope for in the job description of our educators in 2009, is it? Ted Coine, Collier County (Put a sock in it, Feb.18) Roger, I almost always enjoy your writing, although Im not much of one myself. This piece of yours on D.P. reminds me of the challenges of getting my son, 43 Sunday, through school. I also hear similar stories, from the same son, about my 13-year-old eighth grade grandson, and school. They live in New York apple country near the south shore of Lake Ontario. I agree, there are many gifted teachers. Unfortunately, there are a few in any school system who can qualify as village idiots in spite of all their education. Such people always remind me of the comments of a collage graduation speaker I heard, who talked about the efficacy of the education system. He pointed out that no college that he knew of had ever graduated a whole horse, but on many occasions colleges had given a diploma to the BACK HALF. Roger, if you keep writing, Ill keep enjoying it. Bye for now. Dick Ludgate, Lee County (Put a sock in it, Feb. 18). COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS email@example.comNotes from readers
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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. MOMENTS IN TIME On March 12, 1933, eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address, or fireside chat, broadcast directly from the White House. Roosevelt went on to deliver 30 more of these broadcasts between March 1933 and June 1944. On March 13, 1781, English astronomer William Hershel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun. Herschels discovery was the first to be made by use of a telescope, which allowed Herschel to distinguish Uranus as a planet, not a star, as previous astronomers believed. On March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar, the dictator for life of the Roman Empire, is murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompeys Theatre. The conspiracy against Caesar encompassed as many as 60 noblemen, including Caesars own protege, Marcus Brutus. OPINION Obama the rhetorical magicianGeorge H.W. Bush made a read my lips no-new-taxes pledge in his acceptance speech at the Republican Convention in August 1988, and broke it two years later. That seemed a fast turnaround, but President Barack Obama has outpaced him by making, and then signaling his intention to break, a no-new-taxes pledge all in the same address. If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, Mr. Obama said in his speech to Congress, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime. Unless, that is, your family pays a utility bill. Earlier from the same podium, Mr. Obama exhorted Congress to send him legislation that places a marketbased cap on carbon pollution. This cap-and-trade program would increase the cost of energy for everyone, regardless of income. It is a broad-based (if indirect) tax increase of the sort the casual listener would have thought Mr. Obama ruled out in categorical language. Mr. Obamas recently released budget outline proposes using revenues raised by cap-and-trade to fund his making work pay tax credits that were part of the stimulus bill. Of those credits, Mr. Obama said, The recovery plan provides a tax cut thats right, a tax cut for 95 percent of working families. This was a central Obama pledge during the campaign, although he never mentioned hed fund it with a countervailing tax increase on working families and everyone else. Mr. Obama is a talented, but a wily and dishonest, salesman. Nineteenthcentury pol Martin Van Buren earned the sobriquet the little magician for his skillful manipulation of New Yorks political machine. Mr. Obama is the rhetorical magician, depending as all magicians do on deft sleight of hand. In his speech, he didnt want his listeners to think hes a big-government heir to Lyndon Johnson, so he talked of slashing waste. He said his team had begun going line by line through the budget, and we have already identified $2 trillion in savings over the next decade. In common parlance, savings is taken to mean ... well, savings. But half of this $2 trillion is accounted for by Mr. Obamas planned tax increases on the rich in other words, he has identified revenue, not savings. Much of the rest is arrived at by assuming the Iraq War would cost $170 billion a year for the duration, even though the president has long planned a drawdown. Mr. Obama portrays himself as ruthlessly paring back government when he is simply raising taxes and leaving Iraq. Even as he expands government, he forswears any interest in expanding government and says hes scaling back: Everyone will have to sacrifice some worthy priorities for which there are no dollars, and that includes me. Really? His budget increases discretionary spending by 12 percent next year. To paraphrase Bob Dole, wheres the austerity? Mr. Obama prides himself on a facility with words that has fueled his political rise. He clearly respects words, including their power to manipulate and mislead. A good catchword, Oliver Wendell Holmes said, can obscure analysis for 50 years. To pass a vast program changing the relationship of American government to its citizens, Mr. Obama only needs to obscure analysis for about a year. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRY danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION The missing bridgeThis past week began with the details of the U.S. governments latest rescue of Citigroup. It progressed if you want to call it that with the announcement that the Treasury would be sliding $30 billion more over to AIG, the insurance giant that, when initially bailed out last fall, brought the phrase too big to fail into daily use. Too big to fail, apparently, because its got its fingers in so many financial pies, though the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank have yet to tell taxpayers that would be those of us ultimately footing the bill for these bailouts just which pies those are. And there, at midweek, was British Prime Minister Gordon Brown addressing a joint session of Congress to make the pitch for what he has called a global New Deal. Seeing a head of government stand in front of Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and talk about the need to commit to new energy technology and create green jobs induced a certain degree of dj vu didnt we see this just last week? The effect was heightened by the sense that Prime Minister Brown has been studying President Barack Obamas rhetoric: There is no old Europe, no new Europe, the prime minister told Congress, there is only your friend Europe. There is not a red America and a blue America ... The British prime minister sent a message that the U.S. and Europe are once again on the same page, and that both need to seize the moment (echoes of Mr. Obamas Now is the time) provided by the global economic crisis to unleash the biggest expansion of middle-class incomes and jobs the world has ever seen. It might be an auspicious moment, this confluence of domestic, economic and foreign policy goals between America and her strongest ally. And in our current 1932 mind-set, its good to see the kind of optimism that looks straight ahead to what might be our own version of the 1950s, skipping past all that nastiness about dust bowls and world war. But theres something about the Brown and Obama visions that puts one in the mind of a big house being erected on the spot where another house is still burning. And thats how it will likely continue to feel, unless and until the Obama administration comes forth with a clearly articulated (including an honest accounting of the likely astronomical costs), broad-based plan to put our financial system on sound footing. Or, to use another metaphor, the recently passed stimulus bill, Mr. Obamas budget proposals and Mr. Browns concomitant vision can all be likened to major economic surgery; surgery performed while the patients heart the organ too big to fail requires periodic defibrillating shocks. If the heart gives out, all the other surgery will be for naught. Until we treat the institutions at the heart of our financial system in a more sustainable way with a comprehensive, long-term plan that would be the equivalent of a pacemaker the rest of the work were doing and plan to do for the economy and for the people who depend on it will be welcome, but is unlikely to generate much optimism. Last fall, Prime Minister Brown won praise from some economists for pointing the way forward with direct cash injections to troubled institutions. Now old Europe, new Europe and the world look toward the new American administration to come up with a systemic plan that will move beyond ad hoc measures. Theres a vision for the future, and theres anxiety in the present a real plan to deal with our imperiled banks is the bridge without which we cannot get from here to there.
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Apparently I told them, George Bush, and Hillarys is going to be president next. And we all laughed. Next thing she knew, her son was staring down at her in Naples Community Hospital. Although her vital signs looked good two days later, when a doctor asked her how she felt, she told him, Its like theres an elephant sitting on my chest. It was another heart attack. Particularly unnerving was the lack of indicators. She felt no chest pain or similar discomfort in the upper body, nor the symptoms women are more likely to feel than men: shortness of breath, nausea and back or jaw pain. And she had no idea that cardiovas-www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 Her ancestors, the Romans, put it this way: Carpe diem. Seize the day. But even after 30 years in Naples, which is almost half her life (shes 63), Susan Maturo is still Chicago, in the best sense: funny, tough, smart and unafraid to tell it like it is. A realist, in other words. Although her grandparents arrived from the old country and maybe they said carpe diem, shes Italian-American, so she puts it like this: Live every day, because you could get hit by a bus. You shouldnt sit around worrying about being sick. As advice, it works for everybody. But Mrs. Maturo, the executive assistant at Barron Collier Companies, where shes worked for three decades, isnt offering it to just anybody. Shes offering it to people like her. Eleven months ago, the proverbial bus that struck and killed her mother at 52 and her aunt at 55 a heart attack hit Mrs. Maturo. More precisely, it snuck up on her, offering only the slightest hint of its deadly nature, a tingling arm. She never saw it coming. It didnt hurt. It was silent, she recalls. Despite her family history of heart disease, she never thought it would happen to her. Some history. Her grandmother also died of a heart attack, like her mother and aunt, and she believes her grandfather would have, if he hadnt died of cancer first. But thats not all: Her sons, ages 43 and 41, have both wrestled with heart problems or high blood pressure, like her brother and sisters. Oh, and her husband, Dennis Maturo, had a heart attack three years ago, at 61. Hers hit her at work on April 10, while she was having a very bad day. Her longtime and beloved boss, Paul Marinelli, was gravely ill in New York. His wife called to ask Mrs. Maturo to arrange a plane ride for the children, still in Naples, to go see him. Only 40 minutes later Mrs. Marinelli called back with grim news: Mr. Marinelli was gone. I was totally coherent. I felt no physical pain. The last thing I remember is sitting at the desk and holding the phone to cancel the plane, Mrs. Maturo recalls. Her co-workers say she went across the hall and told them her arm was tingling and she thought I was having a stroke. She remembers none of that; nor does she remember them asking her who the president was.As serious as a heart attack about living every day BY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Sue MaturoCOURTESY PHOTOcular disease kills more women each year than the next five causes of death combined, including all cancers. Now she knows. For heart-attack survivors, Mrs. Maturo offers this advice: Get over the fear. At first, yes, I was afraid, but now Im not, she explains. Im the kind of person who, if I want the refrigerator moved, I move it myself. After the heart attack, I went around worried about things like that, but now I dont. Im careful, Im more aware of how I feel. I watch my diet. And when her companys new exercise room is complete with a variety of heart-healthy machines now being installed for employee use she plans to use that, too. There are small compromises now, of course, like her care with food (she never smoke or drank, however) and the daily diet of nine medicines she takes to compensate for her unreliable genetics and control blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol. But shes happy to make those adjustments, she says. Life is at stake. The best part of my life is that we moved here 30 years ago, she says. I have close ties to Chicago, but its been 30 years of gorgeous weather. And the other good part is learning not to sweat the small stuff. Things that to me 30 years ago would have been monumental now I can say, The world isnt going to stop because that didnt happen. $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
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 Were those the days?In 2004 and 2005, Lee real estate ascended to the pinnacle, garnering national attention as one of the hottest residential real estate markets in the United States. Collier followed close behind. That no-longer-enviable position was defined by huge increases in home values, number of sales, the number of quick turnovers and the ready availability of money, which seemed to grow on trees that forested the lobbies of banks. When things got totally crazy, anyone who had been in business for a while knew this was not good. What happened in some ways is the least surprising thing about all this, to me, says Phil Wood, whose Naples-based John R. Wood Realty has operated in Collier and Lee counties for many years. The most surprising thing to him, Mr. Wood adds, is how much the credit markets are messed up. I never thought theyd get to this point. Obviously, the government is going to help them get back to some kind of normalcy. For Lee, with its sprawling serviceindustry communities stretched out for miles through zip codes that encompass Lehigh Acres and mottle Cape Coral, and its sizeable lower middle-class or poor neighborhoods in east Fort Myers, the distinction was particularly remarkable. The great number of small, single-family homes one-level 3/2s, three bedrooms, two baths in 2,000 square feet or less did not prevent median values from rising above $200,000 in the first quarter of 2004, back when the unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent. And those values stayed there through the second quarter of 2008. At mid-year of 2006, the median home value even brushed the sky at almost $300,000, according to Lee County statistics. In those days, home foreclosures in Lee were, if not unheard of, infrequent. There were 1,900 on the books two years ago when the market crested the top of the roller coaster and offered its first hint of the stomach-dropping descent about to follow, a fact noted in a Wall Street Journal story written out of the courthouse in Fort Myers three weeks ago. In January this year, there were 24,000 home foreclosures scheduled in the courts; last month judges were running them through rocket-dockets at the rate of about 60 seconds per case. Still, the number remains stratospheric clogging the market, paralyzing banks and keeping the economy, with its recession-shot unemployment rate of almost 12 percent, anesthetized and belly up on the table. We have to move these cases out of here, Charlie Green told the Wall Street Journal. As clerk of courts in Lee County, scheduling the parade is his job. Thats how we get these houses back on the market and get to the bottom faster, he added. If all that sounds like battlefield surgery of a sort, it is. As a former CPA, I learned a long time ago that banks know how to make and lend money, but they dont know anything about real estate, says Jack Samler, a 30-year real estate veteran who manages Royal Shell Preferred Properties on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The foreclosures are killing them, they have to get rid of those properties as fast as possible. To get out of this recession, we have to get the banks to let them go, whatever the price or the cost. The market wont start going back up until everything goes down as far as it will go. Its all in the timingIn Collier, meanwhile, the median price of homes has never dropped below $200,000 in the 21st century. Nevertheless, the bipolar roller coaster still defines the status quo. Beginning in mid-2003, the median home value rose steadily, more or less, to peak twice at about $440,000 between the end of 2005 and the beginning of 2007. Only 18 months ago, in September 2007, Collier unemployment was considered ridiculously high at 5.3 percent. By contrast, it was running at 8.1 percent at the beginning of the year, according to the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University. And in 2008, Collier Courts processed approximately 8,000 foreclosures, which amounts to about 22 for each day of the year. That number is showing no signs of dropping this year, according to county figures. Both Mr. Wood and Mr. Samler are optimistic about the year ahead, even though economic forecasts suggest the recession will deepen in 2009. Their time frames, however, are different. The market is trying very hard to come alive, and January and February were very encouraging. We have low prices and low interest rates, says Mr. Wood. The only thing we need now is to have a little stock market recovery, and it will really pick up. Ask Mr. Samler and you get a different response. How long will we have to wait to get through this? We used to say next year, but I think were looking at two or three years to get back to normal, he predicts.Two real estate prognosticatorsPhil Wood John R. Wood Realtors, based in Naples Well get continued gradual improvement. I think next season will be very strong. By then, youll see people try to jump in before prices really start to go up. The public needs to realize: When you hear that Lee has been leading the nation in the number of foreclosures, the real real estate market is still localized even to the neighborhood level. The huge majority of foreclosures are in Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral. But a lot of other neighborhoods are doing okay, and yes, they have the occasional foreclosure there, too. There are some neighborhoods right now that are very balanced in inventory. So, whats not being said in the media is that when you talk about foreclosures, you have to look at individual areas; youHOUSINGFrom page 1 Q&A with a senior associate at Fishkind & AssociatesFlorida Weekly sought speci c real estate answers this week from Russ Weyer, a senior associate at Fishkind & Associates, economists and analysts based in Orlando and Naples. Heres what he had to say. FW: How can we halt the slide and stabilize the market? Mr. Weyer: Theres no quick x. Its a very complicated mess were in on a number of fronts and the old truth still holds: If you think youre in a recession, youre in a recession. Even people with money arent spending as much, and that contributes to the spiral down. Two things need to happen quickly. One is to shore up the banks, because they arent lending money. They got all that stimulus money, but theyre just holding it to offset their assets. They see themselves as stuck: The government puts money in, but then the government has these ratios of cash to their assets they have to meet, and they cant. So the banks are holding cash to offset the assets and theyre holding a lot of assets. Banks will have to look at their portfolios and write off their bad assets. Now theyre stymied. They dont know what to do because they have such an in ux of properties. Until bank regulators force them to move, they will just sit there. FW: Is that equally true both in Collier and Lee counties, or elsewhere? Mr. Meyer: Its true in both cases, although Collier is nowhere near as bad as Lee County. We were lucky despite the issues we have in Collier: getting projects approved more quickly, the high cost of living here in uenced by impact fees and everything else, the long length of time required to go through the permitting process here, compared to Lee County. But heres what happened: It became a blessing in disguise, because we didnt get a lot out there, and now were not suffering as much. I think inventories will come down in both Collier and Lee. FW: Whats the shortest, least painful way to make that happen? Mr. Meyer: One short-term x is to make the decision to diversify our economy. We were relying on agriculture, tourism and construction, and now theres no construction industry. There has to be a regional focus on that diversi cation, a conjoined effort between Collier, Lee and other counties. We have to realize that our major assets are regional. The airport is regional and so is I-75. We dont have a port in Naples or Fort Myers, but we have three or four close ports both north and east of here, on the Atlantic coast and in Tampa. All of that is primary for economic development. The second part of this is to identify the appropriate types of business that t here. Again, we need to look at this on a regional basis. So Lee is hiring a (Denver, Colo.-based) marketing rm to draw businesses. The good news is that its a third party giving us a fresh eye. The downside might be that if Lee County is doing this on its own, and not looking at the region, it might limit what can happen. FW: How long will it take for the region here to recover? Mr. Weyer: Construction will come back, but it will take a lot longer than people think. We think it will be late 2010, and it will depend on how the stimulus package works. In the 12-month perspective, housing prices will ultimately stabilize. Theres always a price at which somebody will buy. Just remember whats happening in Cape Coral and Lehigh: Sales gures are good; in those places, were down to a price where people will buy again. FW: Is that what the market has been doing? Simply stabilizing? Mr. Weyer: If you were to draw a trend line from 1980 forward, with a growth rate of 3 to 6 percent a year on pricing and we did this, extending it way out past 2015 youd see that pricing was actually ne until the 2003-2004 huge spike. But heres whats interesting: Now were back to just below that trend line. If wed never had that bump, about three months ago we would have been where we should be today. Were such an instant-grati cation society, that we look at what happened today and yesterday, but sometimes no farther. Consequently, the value of my house went up more than 150 percent in 2005, but now its back down to 100 percent. I could think, I lost a lot of money but really I lost nothing, because its all on paper. And shame on you if you overspent when you thought it was a lot of money. Youre paying the piper now. So this has been about price stabilization. FW: Whats going to happen now? Mr. Weyer: Inventories will come down in Lee and Collier. Theres probably about six years of housing stock out there, but it might not take six years to absorb. Theres very little new product coming on line, so a lot of existing stuff will get absorbed and well get back to more normal growth. My only concern about the Obama plan is that it looks like it will help short-term job growth, when what we need is long-term job sustainability. Part of it will happen in infrastructure thats highly needed. We need to x not only the current infrastructure, but look at what new types we need to go forward. For our long-term recovery process in Southwest Florida, the rst big problem is that weve lost the state of Florida has lost our competitive advantage. We used to be a great place to come to. We used to be much more price-competitive, and we still dont have income tax. But hurricanes hit, our insurance rates got out of whack, and property taxes got out of whack. Now when somebody is considering moving to Florida, they weigh places like North and South Carolina. Last year, Collier County lost 1,000 people, net. The other thing to consider is that our primary market comes from the Midwest, and the Midwest economy is some of the hardest hit; automotive, the industrial base its all contracting at a rapid rate. So baby boomers might be holding off retirement longer, and their net worth has come down signi cantly. Heres what it all means: We have the perfect economic storm. You cant change it. All you can do is, number one, keep your nger on the pulse and number two, make sure you adjust. GRAPHIC COURTESY TRULIA, INC.
WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 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 When I retire, I want to watch a lot more TV Retirement Lifestyle Planning Workshops Not you? Create the life you want to live at our Naples retirement lifestyle planning workshop. April 22 at the Imperial Golf Club, 1808 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples, FLVisit www.lifesnextsteps.com or call 1-877-957-8377 for more details. cant just say the numbers apply to the whole area. The same thing is true for pricing. The high-end market was slower than normal in 2008, but surprisingly, it is coming to life right now, even though the stock market has not had a positive influence yet. Weve sold several properties, one listed at $18 million, one listed at $10 million, plus a number of properties at $1 million to $3 million. I think Americans got too oriented toward buying houses as investments in 2004 and 2005, and its taken a few years to get away from that for people to remember that investing is not the big reason to buy homes. We buy them for a lifestyle. To sellers right now, I say this: Its a buyers market, so if you can hold off selling for a year or two, do that. For buyers, there are some excellent values available, so go out and shop, and keep shopping until you find the one you want. But if the home is priced reasonably for the market, dont think youre going to go in and get it for 30 or 40 percent less. Ive seen recessions before. The only thing different about this one is that its more severe and longer. But this, too, shall pass. Jack Samler, manager Royal Shell Preferred Properties, Sanibel and Captiva Islands A lot of our potential buyers are influenced by whats happening on the mainland, and they expect the same thing to be happening out here as is happening in town. Weve only had 50 or 60 foreclosures. And 100 homes, approximately, are in preforeclosure, which can be identified as a couple of months late in payment. I will say this: This is more foreclosure activity than Ive seen in 30 years, cumulative. We used to say on the islands, Our buyers dont have to buy and our sellers dont have to sell. Nobody is being transferred out, and if a seller doesnt get what a seller expects, then they have to spend another winter on Sanibel. So its like Brer Rabbit (whose briar patch was the fabled creatures home, so he was happy to be thrown back into it). Theres a marked difference now in that attitude, but still, things here are nothing like the mainland. Were seeing people who need to sell and want to sell, so weve had some serious price reductions in the past six months of $5,000 to $25,000, say, just to get peoples attention. Ive seen reductions of $500,000 in one case on Roosevelt Channel, and a $1 million reduction on the gold coast on Captiva. One factor is that when youre in a gated community where everything is fairly much the same its harder to sell a property because buyers have their choice of 100 other just like it. But in the Dunes on Sanibel, where I live in the Heron model, there might only be 25 of them out of 372 homes. How long will we have to wait for the market to stabilize? We used to say itll be next year, but were now looking at two to three years to get back.So for now, if you dont get what youre asking as a seller and you enjoy it here, wait two or three years and itll go up $50,000 and thats easier than working for it.Im a glass-half-full guy when it comes to the recovery, especially because our kind of buyer isnt as impacted by the recession. And we have partnerships, like five doctors who were looking at a place last year for $2 million, and they just got it for a lot less. You know when you have Realtors start to say, If I had the money Id buy that, good deals are happening. In Sanibel View across from Tanger (the outlet mall on Summerlin Road before the Causeway on the mainland), for example, we just had a closing at $195,000. Weve been slow since 2007, and in 2008 we had a 10 percent loss of members (Realtors on the islands). This year we budgeted for a 15 percent loss, but were only down 7 percent. That shows how membership is strong and can withstand a couple of years of slow business. But if youre calling me next March about this, well know the recession is a lot worse than we expected. Its a crazy world out there right now. Ive never seen anything quite like it. When the dotcom bubble burst, only the dotcom bubble burst. When auto industry tanked with the worst sales since 1982 a few years ago, only the auto industry tanked. But this recession is across the board. Its banking, the auto industry, real estate, the service industry, restaurant business, commercial building. GRAPHICS COURTESY TRULIA, INC.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Women have long been making history in Naples and Collier County Another Woman in History to whom Collier County owes a great debt was selected in 2004. Mary Ellen Hawkins was elected to House District 89 after only two years of residency in Naples. This was a feat unto itself back in 1974, but Ms. Hawkins real achievement was that she was the first woman and the first Republication in Collier County to run for this office and the only Republican to win a seat in the Florida Legislature that was formerly held by a Democrat. She was never defeated, and she retired after serving 10 consecutive terms. Ms. Hawkins successfully sponsored legislation on a wide range of concerns, from xeriscaping to child support to controlled burns on wild lands belonging to absentee owners. She says her most difficult challenge was the creation of the Big Cypress Basin as a subdivision of the South Florida Water Management District, which extends as far north as Orange County and is headquartered in West Palm Beach. The Big Cypress Basin is in Collier County and in a small, uninhabited area of Monroe County; it has its own board and, except for paying SFWMD for administrative services, spends the tax money taken for water management purposes right here in Collier County.She also worked to achieve equity in athletics for girls in Floridas educational system. Shortly before she left office, she received a call from the University of South Florida letting her know the university had just awarded its first full athletic scholarship to a female, a softball player from Naples.Women in historyA long time has passed since the belief that intellectual activities could damage a womans biology. In celebration of that shift, the ABWA Neapolitan Chapter honors its two newest AWBA Women in History inductees who kept their faces toward change to personify undefeatable strength at its best. Myra J. Daniels and Lavern N. Gaynor will be honored at the AWBA Women in History luncheon Friday, March 13. 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.Every year during March, thousands of events are held throughout the country to acknowledge and recognize the accomplishments of women. It began in 1980 as a weeklong celebration and by 1987 was expanded by Congressional resolution to an entire month, making March our National Womens History Month. The Naples community hosts countless stories of women with indomitable strength who kept their faces toward change and accomplished much in their own right by overriding belief systems and breaking the shackles of the 19th century about how women were supposed to be and act.These local women who made history in their time have now passed, but their legacy bears mentioning: Tommy Barfield put Marco Island on the map. Known as a persistent and community-minded lady, Ms. Barfield was sought out by Barron Gift Collier to assist him in petitioning Tallahassee to make Collier County a separate county. Susie Billie was born in Collier County at the turn of the 20th century and lived on the Big Cypress Reservation for more than 35 years. She was known for her extensive knowledge of herbs and her use of them in healing rituals. Deaconess Bedell campaigned to improve the quality of life for the Miccosukee-Seminole Indians by working and living among them. She sought to revive the doll-making and basket-weaving skills that had become nearly extinct and ensured that no foreign replications would undercut the price of the Indians native crafts. Alma Cambridge was responsible for beginning the first nursery for the areas African American community. It is now known as Fun Time Early Learning Academy. Leila Canant, the beloved school teacher, was given a teachers highest tribute when the Collier County Professional Building at Third Avenue South and Sixth Street South was named after her. Doris Gandeese was the founding president of the Naples Womans Club in September 1932. The club motto was: Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Programs included such topics as citizenship, welfare, education, town beautification and happiness. Mother Perry, Collier Countys Patron Mother, delivered more than 500 babies as a midwife. One of the first inspirational leaders of the African American community, she died in 2008 at the age of 98. Mary Jo Casey Miller was the first woman elected to the Naples City Council, first woman president of the Naples Board of Realtors and first woman Rotarian in Naples.The debt we oweHistory is being made every day in our community. The American Business Womens Association Neapolitan Chapter honors these living legacies at its annual Women in History luncheon. Past honorees include Tammi Nemecek, Jennifer Edwards, Doris Reynolds, Wilma Boyd and Mary Watkins.BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyFormer State Rep. Mary Ellen Hawkins UPI / COURTESY PHOTO Come and watch the 1st place Florida Everblades battle it out with the Charlotte Checkers Tuesday, March 17th at 7:30 pm. Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30 pm.Tickets start at $12. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS MARCH 12-18, 2009 Concerned that so many American dont know the fundamentals about their country, the League of Women Voters of Collier County has invited Jack Bovee, social studies coordinator for the Collier County School District, to give two presentations about civics on Monday, March 16. The public is invited. For the third straight year, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute has found that a large number of Americans cannot pass a basic 33-question civics literacy test on their countrys history and its institutions, says Chris Straton, league president. Thats shocking, she says, adding the ISI is calling on everyone involved in education to re-evaluate curricula and standards of accountability. Mr. Bovee will discuss the social studies curriculum that Collier County public school students are taught. His first presentation will be at 1 p.m. at the Collier Athletic Club, 710 Goodlette Road North, following a regular league meeting beginning at 10 a.m. Luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. Non-league members can join the luncheon for $25 per person ($20 for league members). For reservations, phone 263-4656 or e-mail Hospitality@lwvcolliercounty.org by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 12. The evening meeting on civics education will begin at 7 p.m. at the Club at Olde Cypress, 7165 Treeline Drive. There is no cost for attendance. Our league advocates for the inclusion of civics education in Floridas curriculum because a fundamental principle of the league is that democratic government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens, Ms. Straton says. During the 2006 legislative session, the Florida League and Common Cause successfully inserted a requirement for a semester of civics education into the middle school curriculum. Efforts to mandate student performance standards in civics education failed in the 2007 session. For more information on the League of Women Voters of Collier County, visit www.lwvcolliercounty.org. Sheriff Kevin Rambosk has scheduled a series of community workshops to give Collier County residents the chance to share concerns about safety in the neighborhoods where they live, work and shop. All of the town hall-style medtings take place from 6-8 p.m.: North Naples: Thursday, March 19, at North Naples Regional Park; 597-1607. Golden Gate: Monday, March 23, at Vineyards Country Club; 455-3121. Golden Gate Estates: Tuesday, March 24, at the University of Florida Extension Center; 304-3520. East Naples: Wednesday, March 25, in the Professional Development Center at Gulfview Middle School; 793-1844. Everglades: Thursday, March 26, in the meeting hall at Everglades Community Church; 695-2301. Immokalee: Friday, March 27, in the Collier County Park Building; 657-6168. In American civics, are you as smart as a fifth grader?Sheriff invites the public to talk safety 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 Commercial Pool Specialist
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Celebrate Lilly Pulitzer and benefit CMon at The Pink PineappleThe Pink Pineapple is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Lilly Pulitzer with a reception at the boutiques Bonita Springs location in The Promenade from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 20. The evening will feature fruity drinks, fabulous treats and fashionable fun, plus the unveiling of the Lilly Pulitzer Jubilee Retrospective and the spring line.For more than 50 years, Lilly Pulitzers signature prints have revolutionized American fashion. Her colorful creations continue to influence many of todays top designers. The evening will also include a raffle and the exclusive presentation of the new Lilly Pulitzer Fragrance Collection. Tickets will be available for an opportunity to win a jeweled clutch in Pulitzer pink and a Jubilee Clarkeson dress in embroidery faille. Proceeds from fragrance and raffle sales will benefit the Childrens Museum of Naples. Cmon will be Collier Countys first learning environment devoted exclusively to childs play and the serious business of discovery that helps children attain hallmark milestones on the journey into adulthood. For details or to RSVP, call 947-7462. Womans Club Antiques Show will take place March 13-14The Naples Womans Club will hold its fourth annual Naples Womans Club Antiques Show on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at the clubs home at 570 Park St. in downtown Naples. Exhibitors will display and sell fine antique furniture, paintings, rugs, art glass, silver and jewelry. The Antiques Show 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 also include admission for Friday and Saturday. Preview tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Regular admission to the show is $7 at the door. To purchase preview tickets, call 262-6331. For information, visit www.napleswomansclub.org. A 28-year tradition of art and antiques translates to dollars for area charitiesHandbag auction will benefit Junior AchievementJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida holds its second annual Young Chicks, Old Bags handbag auction from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. The evening will begin with a silent auction of designer pursues, some new and others previously loved. Festivities include raffles, food and drink specials, live music, fashion events and free goodies.Admission is $10. For more information, call 225-2590 or e-mail cstarnold. email@example.com. Art and antique lovers will gather on the grounds of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church for the 28th Annual Naples Art & Antiques Show March 12-14. The show was created as a fundraising vehicle to support the community. This years guest lecturers include Maxwell K. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY A16 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009Save the Panther Week kicks off at Naples ZooHop, skip, run, jump and readRefuge biologist, area conservation groups will educate zoo guestsThe U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Friends of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and other conservation celebrate the beginning of Save the Panther Week on Sunday, March 15, at the Naples Zoo. Larry Richardson, biologist at Florida Panther NWR since it opened in 1989, will give presentations at noon and 2 p.m. at the zoos interactive Panther Glade exhibit. Save the Panther Week provides an opportunity for the public to hear from panther experts and learn about whats being done to save our state animal. Area events throughout next week will culminate in the states official Save the Panther Day on Saturday, March 21,celebrated at Florida Panther NWR. Several programs and activities during Save the Panther Week are sold out, but theres still time to sign up for these area events: Monday, March 16: Swamp walk at the Fakahatchee with Mike Owen, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore the Amazon of Southwest Florida as Mr. Owen shares his passion for the Fakahatchee and opens your senses to a whole new world. Reservations required by calling 353-8442, ext. 239 or e-mailing events@ floridapanther.org. Tuesday, March 17: Panther Activity Day at Naples Preserve, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The morning presentation is designed for all ages; the afternoon program is for ages 7-11. RSVP by calling 261-4290 or e-mailing PreserveCaptains@aol.com. Wednesday, March 18: Panthers in Peril, a presentation by biologist Dave Shindle at the Conservancy, 6-8 p.m. Discover why only 80-100 of these elusive creatures remain. Enjoy one-of-akind photos from field research in Florida panthers territory. Free for Conservancy members, $35 for non-members. RSVP required by calling 403-4207. Saturday, March 21: Save the Panther Day at Florida Panther NWR, open house from 8 a.m. to noon. Make it a fun family day exploring the refuge by swamp buggy or by walking trails. Learn about birds, plants, orchids and, of course, see if you can spot a panther. Learn more about what you can do as an individual to help save the panther and its habitat. We offer tours, educational information, and fun kids activities! RSVP by calling 353-8442, ext. 239 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Regular admission to the Naples Zoo applies for the Save the Panther Week kickoff Sunday, March 15. Adults (13 and older) are $19.95; children 3-12 are $11.94; and children younger than 3 are admitted free. The all-day ticket includes admission to both the nationally accredited zoo and historic garden along with all shows, tours, exhibits and a boat ride to see the primate exhibit. The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. The zoo it as 590 Goodlette-Frank Road, across from Coastland Center mall. For more information, call 262-5409 or visit www. napleszoo.org. Beginning Sunday, March 15, Trail Tales will let Collier County children experience reading like never before by bringing their need for play and their love of storytelling into an outdoor adventure.A project of Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Public Library Department, Trail Tales will begin at the North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall, where staff will provide parents with the Trail Tale of the month (stories change each month to encourage exercise and reading for children). Parents and their children will then begin their outdoor adventure around the parks lake, where they will discover reading stops at which they will read a page or two at a time before they walk, skip, jump or bike their way to the next reading stop.Children and their parents will have to hop, skip, run, jump or pedal the trail to read the tale, Nancy Olson, senior naturalist at the North Collier Exhibit Hall, says. Trail Tales opens its first page on Sunday, March 15. For more information, call the North Collier Regional Exhibit Hall at 252-4060 or 252-4024. Residents of Panther Glade at the Naples ZooCOURTESY PHOTO NAPLES TROLLEY LEARN AND ENJOY FREE REBOARDING COMPLETELY NARRATED TOURCALL 239.262.73001010 6th Avenue Naples, FL 34102 www.naplestrolleytours.com SIGHTSEEING Mortgage Highlights Melinda SweetLicensed Mortgage Broker President / Owner (239) 403-7400809 Walkerbilt Road, Ste 1 Naples, FL 34110 Email: email@example.com website: www.landingmortgage.com Note: Restrictions Apply. (239) 489-0018 Your Total Kitchen Makeover!!!$14,995 www.kitchensbyambiance.comSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Filmed April 7, 1967, in Oslo, the concert features live performance footage during a rare tour of artists from the legendary Stax Records label. Connect! Volunteering Friday, March 13, at 8:30 p.m. Distributing and collecting food through the Harry Chapin Food Bank; preparing, serving and delivering food through soup kitchens and Meals on Wheels; achieving the mission of feeding the hungry around the world through ECHO. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. Daniel ODonnell at Home in Ireland Saturday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m.ODonnell, with his longtime singing partner Mary Duff, performs at a new concert hall in Letterkenny, located in his home county of Donegal in Ireland. ODonnell presents a combination of familiar Irish tunes and American favorites. Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey Sunday, March 15, at 8 p.m. For new and old fans alike, this is the essential collection of Celtic Womans most beloved and memorable highlights from their three acclaimed PBS specials, intertwined through stunning scenic and landscape images of the performers homeland, Ireland. Andre Rieu: Radio City Music Hall: Live in New York Monday, March 16, at 8 p.m. The internationally renowned violinist performs for a sold-out crowd at the famed Radio City Music Hall with special guests: the Harlem Gospel Choir, Johann Strauss Orchestra, Rieus vocal choir and 5-yearold violinist Akim Camara. Eckhart Tolle: Awakening in the Now Monday, March 16, at 10 p.m. A rare public lecture presented by Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. Discovering Secrets of the Vatican Tuesday, March 17, at 9:30 p.m. Get a rare and revealing look inside the private citys government, military, culture, economy, communications and history. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 Less smoking is better than more, but it is still dangerous, the American Cancer Society warns. Heres why: Research shows that smoking as few as one to four cigarettes a day can lead to serious health outcomes, including an increased risk of heart disease and a greater chance of dying at a younger age. All cigarettes pose a health risk. Those who switch to lownicotine cigarettes often end up smoking more cigarettes to get the same nicotine dose. Light cigarettes do not have a lower health risk and arent a good alternative to quitting. Studies have not found a decreased lung-cancer risk among smokers of light or low-tar cigarettes. Hand-rolled cigarettes are not safer than commercial brands. All natural does not mean healthier. Cigarettes marketed as having no chemicals or additives and rolled with 100 percent cotton filters are not safer than other cigarettes. Herbal cigarettes do not contain tobacco but emit tar and carbon monoxide that are dangerous to your health. CHRIS MATULA / COX NEWS SERVICE HEALTHY LIVING Roderick Jennings shares an old, unhealthy habit with Americas new president. The Lithonia, Ga., resident and President Barack Obama have been casual smokers, or chippers, the slang term used to describe people who smoke an average of up to five cigarettes a day. These lighter smokers take longer breaks between cigarettes, can go days without puffing and tend to smoke to relieve stress or in social settings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 9 million Americans light up this way. Its a security blanket, said Jennings, a 26-year smoker who puffs through a pack about every two weeks, usually after cocktails. Twelve years ago, he quit cold turkey for five years but started back during a stressful job transition. (The term chipper refers to the practice of addicts chipping or cutting drugs to dilute them.) If the president, who claims to have quit but fallen off the wagon at times, really wants to kick the habit for good, he should opt for a really good stress ball or a healthier outlet instead of the socially acceptable vice, said Jennings, 46, who now enjoys video games as his preferred stress reliever. Researchers have linked the increase of casual smokers to economic and societal pressures. Add in the poor economy and rising cost of cigarettes, averaging more than $8 a pack in places such as New York, and more people are simply chipping away at cigarettes. People are cutting back but not cutting out, said Tom Glynn, director of cancer science and trends for the American Cancer Society. He noted an increase in the purchase of single cigarettes in developing countries and even in the United States, where the sale of onesies or loosies remains illegal. For some, casual smoking has been a lifelong ritual, like a morning cup of coffee; while others, such as Jennings, BY VIKKI CONWELL __________________Cox News ServiceCasual smokers light up less, to ght stressChippersare transitioning from daily smoking to quitting. Their stable yet infrequent use of cigarettes challenges many fundamental beliefs about nicotine addiction. Jennings plans to quit soon. His habit lingers from psychological rather than physiological reasons, he says. About 15 years ago, the notion that people could smoke infrequently was inconceivable, said Terry Pechacek, associate director of smoking and health studies at the CDC. Previous research suggested that smokers needed 15-20 cigarettes a day to fulfill their need for nicotine, but the growth in occasional smokers suggests otherwise, he said. It used to be rare enough that we werent paying much attention to it, Pechacek said, referring to a growing number of studies about this subgroup of smokers. Were now paying much more attention to this. Still, occasional smoking bears a higher health risk than many people might realize, experts warn. Theres no safe level of inhaling cigarette smoke, Glynn said. Even smoking less than 10 smokes a day doubles your chances of developing heart disease.President Barack Obama (right) is not the only wellknown casual smoker. Among celebrities who are or have been chippers: Pope Benedict: Thou Shall Not Smoke is not one of the commandments, but surely God has something to say about this. Prince Harry: The rambling royal adds smoking to his list of escapades. Laura Bush: Now that shes out of the spotlight, she can come out of the smoking closet. Sharon Stone: Perhaps a basic instinct has her lighting up occasionally. Pierce Brosnan: Being an advocate for cigars seems like such a James Bond kind of thing to do. Mary-Kate Olsen: No doubt she prefers ultra-slim cigarettes. Kate Winslet: The downto-earth actress reportedly maintains a down-low habit. Renee Zellweger: Her chain-smoking character Bridget Jones reportedly got Zellweger hooked. She claims to have quit. Paris Hilton: Whats the worlds most famous party girl supposed to do at parties? Whoopi Goldberg: She let a national audience view her campaign to quit a couple of years ago ... but, whoops! Anna Kournikova: The tennis glamour girl says four or five a day doesnt constitute a habit. J.K. Rowling: The Harry Potter author quit smoking but is now said to be addicted to Nicorette chews. Tobey Maguire: Perhaps dangling from a weblike strand can stress an actor playing a superhero.Are you a chipper? If so, here are some tips to help you quit for good: Make a list of reasons you want to quit. A strong commitment and desire to quit are vital for success. Document which days (over a two-week period) you smoke, how many cigarettes you smoke and what the circumstances are. Schedule an absolute quit date of two to four weeks in the future. Enlist support of family, friends and co-workers, especially those who are present when you smoke. Seek information and support from quit lines, Web sites and cessation programs. Talk to your physician or pharmacist about using a medication to help you quit. Many chippers use nicotine gum to allay withdrawal symptoms when they most want a cigarette. Avoid the situations where you are most likely to smoke, to break the habits associated with your occasional smoking. Tom Glynn, American Cancer SocietyCelebrity ChippersChipping AwayThere are no safe ways to smokePresident Barack Obama COX NEWS SERVICE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MARCH 12-18, 2009 NEWS A19 The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County welcomes The Sopranos actor Joey Pantoliano to Naples on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, to talk about his struggle with mental illness and to serve as grand marshal of NAMIs seventh annual Walk to Un-Mask Mental Illness.A dependable scene stealer with more than his share of memorable roles, Mr. Pantoliano appeared as the killer pimp Guido in Risky Business and as the double-crossing bail bondsman Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run. In the recent movie Canvas, he plays the husband of a wife suffering from schizophrenia. The film has won several awards and will be available for purchase at the NAMI walk.The three-mile Walk to Un-Mask Mental Illness steps out from Cambier Park at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, March 21. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. All donations benefit NAMI programs aimed at education, support and advocacy to improve the quality of life of the one in four individuals affected by mental illness. NAMI is also hosting cocktails with Mr. Pantoliano from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at The Club Pelican Bay for $125 per person. Honorary co-chair of the event is Contessa Rosemary Pace Di Mattei; co-chair is Beth Ryan. For more information about the Walk to Un-Mask Mental Illness and the pre-walk party with Mr. Pantoliano, call NAMI at 434-6726. The Community Blood Centers 12th annual Sno wbir d Blood Drive will help offset rising demand for blood against frequent donor shortages. Through March, anyone who gives blood at any Community Blood Center fixed site or bloodmobile will receive a T-shirt and freebies from Carvel Ice Cream ad Chick-fil-A. Collier County is experiencing a critical shortage in blood types O-positive and O-negative. Donors are encouraged to visit: Community Blood Center, Naples: Next to NCH Healthcare Systems parking garage, in the Medical Plaza Building at 311 North Ninth Street. Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Wednesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community Blood Center, Bonita Springs: In Sunshine Plaza, 9170 Bonita Beach Road. Monday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Community Blood Centers bloodmobile locations are posted at www.givebloodcbc.org and are available by calling 436-5455. The Snowbird Blood Drive promotion was created by seasonal resident and 20-gallon donor Papa Joe Lubbehusen as a way to motivate winter residents to give blood. Community Blood Center officials hope this years promotion will attract new and lapsed donors and motivate them to become regular blood donors. Call 436-5455 or visit www.givebloodcbc. org for more information. HHA299992099Services Available NationwideYou now have a choice to keep a frail, aging person in their own home and out of a nursing home. Let our professional Care Managers and their integrated team of SeniorBridge Caregivers provide care in your home 24/7. Benefits of SeniorBridge: Reduced hospitalizations Better overall physical health Improved quality of life Less family stress SeniorBridge.com y stress S e n i o r B r i d g e c o m 5621 Strand Blvd. Suite 301 Naples (239) 594-5004 14260 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103 Fort Myers (239) 561-7100 Living Safely in the Comfort of Your Home Proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2009The only Digital Mammography in Lee County.www.bonitahealthcenter.com 3501 Health Center Blvd Bonita Springs FL 34135 239.949.1050A partnership between: 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! Actor steps out to unmask mental illness and benefit NAMISnowbird Blood Drive is herePANTOLIANO
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 The Conservancy of Southwest Florida 2009 Speaker Series continues with the third lecture in the series, Panthers in Peril, presented by Conservancy biologist David Shindle from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The presentation will include one-of-a-kind photos from field research in Southwest Floridas panther territory. Tracking equipment from Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge will also be on display. The seasons fourth and final lecture in this years series will be The World of Marjory Stoneman Douglas by author and actress Janina Birtolo, from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. Ms. Birtolo portrays the legendary environmentalist and author of The Everglades, River of Grass. Both lectures take place at the Conservancy campus at 1450 Merrihue Drive in Naples and are open to Conservancy members. Memberships are available for $35. To become a member and register for the series, visit the www.conservancy.org/ speakers. Online registration is required as seating is limited. For more information, call 403-4207. Award-winning landscape architect and designer Raymond Jungles will discuss his plans for Naples Botanical Gardens new Brazilian Garden as part of the Lifelong Learning lecture series at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. Mr. Jungles will also discuss 20 other design projects around Florida. A limited quantity of his new book, The Colors of Nature, will be available at a book signing following the lecture. Admission to the Lifelong Learning lecture is $15 for members of the Garden and $20 for others. Seating is limited and registration is recommended by calling 643-7275. A variety of musical sounds will fill the night air at Estero Community Park on Saturday, March 21. A Musical Night with Nature brings together an array of musicians to perform celestial, world, bluegrass, folk, pop and eco music in a beautiful natural setting, all to benefit the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Land & Water Trust. Emmy-Award-winning flutist Kat Epple performs with harpist D.L. Turner, keyboard artist Chuck Grinnell and percussionist Darrell Nutt as the headline act; others who will sing and play for the cause include The McIltrot Brothers and Susie Jennings. All funds raised through sponsorships and ticket sales will enable CREW to continue its mission to preserve and protect the land and water resources in and around the 60,000-acre watershed. A silent auction during the concert will raise additional funds. Included in the auction will be a Dolphin Eco-Tour for two, a day in the field with botanist George Wilder and a 45-minute flight for three over CREW Lands. A Musical Night with Nature begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for $20 per person (children under 12 are free) are available by calling 657-2253 or e-mailing crewtrust@ earthlink.net. Lawn chairs, picnic baskets, food and drink (no alcohol or pets allowed) are encouraged. Estero Community Park is on Corkscrew Road between U.S. 41 and Three Oaks Parkway. OUTDOORS Two more lectures remain in Conservancys seriesNaples Botanical Garden welcomes landscape architect for next lectureMusicians join in concert for CREW Unique ShopElectric Shaver Service by RichardIMPORTED & DOMESTIC SHAVERSSales Parts Repairs SHAVER: 50%AVON PRODUCTS BY LINDA JONESSTORE HOURS: COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO Janina Birtolo as Marjory Stoneman Douglas Kat Epple Raymond Jungles book, The Colors of Nature Call: (239) 634-5325www. xmyleaks.comServing the West Coast of Florida and surrounding areas. We can x pinhole leaks with: Leaky pipes!?! Solution
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 NEWS A21 Paddle by day, hike by nightCollier-Seminole State Park offers guided, narrated canoe tours and night hikes as follows:>>Guided daytime canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, March 14, 16 and 18. Paddle through the mangroves along the Blackwater River listening to stories of Seminole survival and watching for colorful crabs, tarpon and even manatees. The three-hour trip is fun for ages 6 and older; $25 per person in your canoe or a park canoe. >>Guided night hikes will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27. Unravel mysteries and sharpen your senses as you hike with a park naturalist, watching for things that glow in the dark, shooting stars and other night wonders with no city lights to interfere. Great for ages 6 and older; $10 per person.The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. Reservations are required for guided canoe trips and hikes. Special group, family or club trips can also be arranged. To sign up, call Lee Belanger at 394-3397. AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSa plaster for houses, they made pillows with it, and they wove it into cloth. Children stuffed it into deer hides to make balls. It was even used as kindling to burn the inside of a log when making a dugout canoe. Later, Florida settlers used it to stuff mattresses, horse collars and still later, automobile seats, but most was used as filler in furniture. Florida had 35 moss-processing plants at one time, the most recent in Gainesville. After the plant burned in 1958, it never reopened. Today, florists use Spanish moss in the base of flower arrangements. Garden shops sell it dried for home use in potted plants and for crafts. If you collect it yourself, be careful. Spanish moss can house redbugs (a.k.a., biting chiggers.) Chiggers like low, damp places and can inhabit Spanish moss growing on or near the ground. Moss high in trees rarely houses chiggers. Chiggers or no, Spanish moss adds grace and charm to much of the South. Visitors to Florida expect to see it almost as much as they expect palm trees. Lets hope it continues to flourish. Spanish moss (Tillandisia usneoides) is neither Spanish nor moss. Its Spanish name likely comes from its resemblance to Spanish beards; its moist, soft texture causes its confusion with mosses. Spanish moss is actually a branching, rootless, wiry-stemmed, flowering plant. Yes, those grayish, hair-like masses you see trailing from trees and fence posts have flowers. I never saw the flowers myself until a few years ago while on a guided botanical walk. If you havent noticed the flowers either, dont be discouraged. Theyre very small and not even present all the time. Spanish moss is an epiphyte (Greek for upon/plant) or air plant. Epiphytes lack roots and do not need soil but do need a support structure. In Florida, we often see Spanish moss on live oak trees, but it also grows on many other trees, as well as on power lines and fence posts. Other epiphytes such as ball moss are often confused with Spanish moss. Ball moss is smaller and tufted and can grow on the same tree with Spanish moss. As with all flowering plants, Spanish moss produces seeds. Each seed has a feathery parachute that helps it float in air until it finds a new spot to grow. The plant also propagates when birds or the wind carry strands to a new location where they continue growing. The stems and leaves of Spanish moss BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe truth about Spanish moss: Its neithercontain chlorophyll, which in the presence of sunlight, water and carbon dioxide, makes starch and sugar to nourish the plant. Because Spanish moss makes its own food and lacks roots, it is not parasitic to the trees it hangs on. However, if clumps get too heavy, they can break a weak limb. Large amounts of moss can also smother foliage on small branches. Spanish moss is in the family bromeliaceae, which includes aloes, yuccas and the pineapple. It grows in warm, sunny climates in the southeastern United States, in the West Indies and to Argentina in South America. All Florida counties have it in varying amounts. High humidity and rainwater are necessary to its survival because the plant absorbs water through its stem and leaves. During dry periods, hair-like scales tighten over the stem and leaves and help conserving moisture. During wet periods, the scales raise up, letting the moisture in. The scales cover the green plant cells underneath, giving the plant its gray color. Native Americans found many uses for this plant. They mixed it with clay to make Lee Belanger is a volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. 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As a lifetime pet lover and a veterinarian of 27 years, Ive noticed cat lovers are a special breed. And for those of us who love the cats fierce independence, tempered by the ability to adopt us as family and I am one of these, owned by five cats here are some behavior tips for cats: Strategically place your hairball. If you have to hack up a hairball, toss it like a trophy onto something visible and valuable like the new leather couch. If you cant reach that in time, an Oriental rug is an appropriate substitute. Know the enemy and embrace him. If mom is entertaining, determine quickly who hates or is allergic to cats, race immediately to that person and leap into his or her lap. Moms watching, so he wont dare push you off and will even fake affection by stroking you and repeating, Nice kitty. Niiiice kitty. Wear fur proudly. You must always PET TALES Cats in chargeselect clothing in sharp contrast to your own fur color on which to rub, leap or audition for the president of the Hair Club for Cats. Again, dare to share. Johnnie on-the-spot. As a courtesy, always accompany guests to the toilet. Your job is to sit and stare like youre a peeping-tom cat. If you get some really good shots, post them on the Internet and make a lot of bucks. Cat scratch fever. If someone claims to love cats and that all cats love him or her in return, lull that person into thinking youre a Stepford Cat. When his or her guard is dropped and the perfect cat lover begins to bask in a snapshot moment, show utter disdain, lay claw tracks across the expensive hosiery or silk tie, or turn unexpectedly and give a quick nip deep enough to test someones blood type. Behind door No. 3. Never allow closed doors in any room except when you need to trap the dog. To crack open a closed one, stand on your hind legs and jackhammer it with your forepaws, scratch it like youre headed for China, or put your paws underneath it and keep pulling. Or just throw yourself against it repeatedly. Once the genie appears and opens the door for you, change your mind and walk away. Paper weight. If you come across somebody doing homework, paying bills or reading the newspaper, settle down on the page being worked on. This may entitle you to flying lessons, but when you get back on the page, and you will, make sure that you take everything with you pens, pencils, other papers on your next scheduled flight. Knit wits. If moms into crocheting or knitting, curl up quietly in her lap and pretend to catnap. Then spring into action by grabbing the yarn and causing her knitting needles or crochet hook to plunge sharply like a trophy catfish has just hit the bait. Shell try to distract you and pick up the slipped stitch. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 NEWS A23 MUSINGS Rx firstname.lastname@example.org No pomp under these circumstances, not pumped up, but down played under gray monochrome fog: wrapped, embalmed, embezzled, embarrassed, and altogether all alone. No subject, no object, no prosody. Especially no verb, just verbiage, hoping for gerunds and finding whatever. Are you with me? Are you against me? In embrace, leaning, or perhaps pragmatic paranoia sees psychopathic intent in the contact. Who knows? Who is there to know that is not lean and awash in the gray? Knowing was for a different time and place. Knowing was for a world with edges and colors and multiple cultures. Knowing was from a whirled birthing of paradigms popping into play. Now even the after images of these aborted bubbles slink into the underworld gray, victim to pathetic psychopathic pomp gone amuck. In the ancient days, there was guidance, pirate guide dancing across the River Styx, boat available at a price. The Psychopomp was ready, and he was not merely psycho pomp. Dependent upon quantification and accumulation, we synchronize our watchings. Is psychopomp coming? Perhaps there can be an emerging of this guide of souls. The psychopomps duty is to escort the deceased to the afterlife. It has never been the work of the psychopomp to judge. The psychopomp only provides safe passage. To where are we now passing? Jung saw the psychopomp as the archetypal mediator between the conscious and the unconscious. But it seems to this pirate that there is no such free flowing watery route in this degenerate age. We have no designated driver, no one more alive to the ambiguity of the gray than the average colorless lush. The here is only former solidity and clarity, and the there is merely the longing for that. Imagination is virtually missing in the this and the that, here or there. In the ancient days, when the gods were alive on the streets and mingling with mortals in acts of mutual creation, stories emerged with each breathing and each seeing. Faith itself was more alive than the objects of its inquiry. Worlds were born and died, dancing out of Styx crossings in ephemeral mini-moments too brief to concretize. Do you remember how the Ginnungagap, that magical creative power filled space, came to be out of the meeting of the eternal ice and snow and the eternal heat and flame? In this Norse version of the big bang, Ginnungagap is the name of the seeming emptiness out of which the manifest universe emerges. Where does the effulgence of the cosmogenic process rest now? What name can we name beyond our quantification of loss? What name can we Psychopomp 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.From such visionary merger might emerge soul guide anew, with hope of passage out of grays into fresh circumstance. After life not as life after, but as here and now, accumulation of afterbirth discarded. name beyond our global battle of the hot o v er the cold? Will the heat cause our Styx to overflow its banks? Will the banks erosion allow for another all destroying flood? Will the promissory note of the rainbow collapse into a lack of causes and conditions for this iridescent vision? The drumbeats of shamans had formed bridges ridden to the ends of the earths. Now there are only armchair travelers too economically bereft or too afraid to travel in spontaneous worlds. What constitutes safe passage? The risk free, non-controversial, solid, and secure is stoppage, not passage. The safe is enshrined, safe deposit boxed, safe sexed, flowless, flawless, fearless accumulation. The more and more: mores lost and shriven. The hoarding is hard to justify and harder to dissipate. Passage demands impermanence. Expansion demands obliteration. The great Norse god Odin cast his eye into the depths of a well in payment for a drink of its waters of wisdom. Perhaps at the well bottom was a pirate, lurking in wait, motivated only by love, bound only by lascivious holding of breath. Perhaps this pirate once died with an incurable forehead wound, a site ripe for the grafting of divinitys sacrifice. Where better for an eye to fall? 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The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Florida Employers Association announce that Salary Survey Season has started. For 14 years, the survey has produced the only local research that takes into account the unique nature of this area and the challenges employers here face. Reporting on more than 300 job positions, this survey covers most local industries, from accounting, banking and construction to retail sales, restaurants and warehousing. The two-part survey covers employee benefits and compensation. Businesses in Collier and Lee counties are encouraged to participate. Entries must be submitted by Monday, March 16. Survey results will be available by April 15. Heres what previous participants have said about the SWFEA survey:Our employee compensation analysts have found this local compensation survey tool to be extremely useful since it cuts across all industries and reflects actual pay practices in the Naples area. 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B7 & 8 Banking on the best Bob Guididas of Bank of Naples believes bigger isnt always better. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Discover Fiddlers Creek Eight luxury resale homes will be open for tours this weekend. B9 Survey says: Its time to fill out salary, benefits questionnaire The year is 1979. Margaret Thatcher is elected Englands Prime Minister. Kramer vs. Kramer rules the cinema, while Mork and Mindy dominates the small screen. Interest rates are 15.25 percent; gas is 86 cents, and the Dow ends the year at 838. And in Naples, Fla., a largely undiscovered village at the southwest end of the Sunshine State, a few young entrepreneurs are looking hopefully to the future, dreaming of what might be. Among those bright visionaries is Vin DePasquale, who years earlier while passing through the town had looked toward Naples Bay from the Gordon River Bridge and decided this was where he would live. With his partners Kenney Schryver and Chuck Bruce, Mr. DePasquale had already started what would become Naples icons: the Dock Restaurant at Crayton Cove and the Great Dock Canoe Race. With additional partner George Dingman, they purchased a property on the Gordon River next to the bridge and set about renovating it, with general contractor Joel Metz, to a new purpose. A clam processing factory in its earlier life, the property was converted to a tourist destination called the Olde Marine Marketplace, although it was quickly nicknamed Tin City because of its industrial tin roofing material. I think it was probably more crazy than visionary, says Mr. DePasquale, today one of the areas most prominent restaurateurs. As the Tin City transformation takes root, the partners decide to open a restaurant open-air, waterside, overlooking the working docks and with an emphasis on seafood and fun. And so, 30 years ago, the Riverwalk Fish & Ale House (now Riverwalk at Tin City) was born. The partners budget for opening totaled about $45,000, including such items as a logo ($207), chairs, tables and stools ($2,500) and opening inventory ($9,000). Preliminary estimates suggested that 75 meals a day would be served off-season; that number was expected to double in-season. Seating capacity at opening was 36. Well-known maritime artist Jerry Vallez pitched in and painted three whales that still can be seen in the bar area. Artist Dale Beatty, who runs the adjacent Juice Bar, carved the wooden arches that still grace the restaurants entryway. Through the years, Riverwalk has undergone several expansions and renovations. In addition to nautical artifacts collected from around the world, its dcor is enhanced by the work of the late Clint Beatty, son of Dale and a brilliant young sculptor in his own right. He created not only the sea life and lures displayed in the restaurant, but also crafted the abstract handrails and doors that echo the movement of water and birds. At the same time, its menu has evolved from a short list of fried seafood to an extensive selection of gulf coast delicacies created by Executive Chef Corey Heath. Todays Riverwalk is a far cry from its humble beginnings. Bruce Ronty, director of operations, says on any given day in season, Riverwalk serves some 1,000Riverwalk at Tin City: After 30 years, it just keeps getting better BY DOLLY ROBERTSSpecial To Florida Weekly You know, it feels just as great today as it did 30 years ago... Vin DePasqualeSEE RIVERWALK, B13 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SETTLE COURTESY PHOTOS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 BUSINESS PROFILE Bob Guididas banks on being the best, not the biggestBoring is not a word that springs to mind upon mention of the banking industry these days. As Bob Guididas, president and CEO of the Bank of Naples, admits, business is anything but boring. As interest rates fluctuate, loans become difficult to acquire and investment options are viewed with doubtfilled eyes, Mr. Guididas steps in to guide customers, and ultimately the bank itself, through difficult times. Being there for its customers is top priority for the Bank of Naples, especially since new challenges and issues arise every day. While taxing and altogether tricky to navigate, its in times like these that Mr. Guididas knows he chose the right career path. Early on, though, he wasnt as sure of himself. As a new graduate of Cleveland State University with a bachelors degree in accounting in hand and also a masters in business administration with a concentration in finance, he had no earthly idea what he wanted to do with his life. What he did know was that he needed a job. The insurance industry seemed promising, so he accepted a position selling fidelity bonds. After three years of paperwork and very little interaction with people, he left for something more challenging: the management trainee program at Central National Bank. At 25 I had a job that most people retire at. I gave up a company car when I left, he says with a chuckle about the job hes so happy he left behind. From there, he was off and running, acquiring experience by spending time in nearly every position within a bank all except teller, a position that, bewildering even to him, somehow passed him by. All the while, he was enjoying not only the steady paychecks but interacting with the public and, more importantly, helping people create improvements in their lives. Central National opened doors to Huntington National and then Bank One. But while Mr. Guididas was enjoying his career, he wasnt necessarily enjoying his surroundings. Ohio was downright cold most of the year, and his frequent vacations to Florida spoiled him with warmth and outdoor activities that eventually convinced him that the Sunshine State was where he wanted to be full time. I enjoyed boating, golfing and the beach, and you really cant do much of that up there during those long winters, he says. His move to Florida came with a new position: area president of one of the states largest banks, Southeast Bank. When it closed in 1991, Mr. Guididas moved on to Bank of Naples, which in 1999 was sold to a large out-ofstate group. In 2000, when a group of local investors bought back the Bank of Naples name, Mr. Guididas knew he wanted to be associated with them. I had known most of the directors for many years and I hold them in high regard, he says. In 2005, he proudly came on board as Bank of Naples president and CEO. With only two area offices, one on Tamiami Trail North in Naples and the other on Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs, Mr. Guididas has his sights set on not growing the business into the biggest bank in town, but rather into the best bank in town. Its really a people business, and thats my focus, he says. I would never go back to a big bank. A small bank is more diverse. I can make a $3 million loan one minute and bring cookies out from the kitchen the next. Out of the office, though, his focus is on his wife and three children as well as various civic and charitable involvements, including the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Collier Building Industry Association, the Economic Development Council, the YMCA and the Collier County Affordable Housing Commission. This town has been very good to me. Its only right that I give back to it, he says. Another organization dear to his heart is the Naples Mid-Day Optimist Club, of which he is immediate past president. Since running a bank takes much more time these days, Mr. Guididas has taken a step back from sitting on various boards and councils, yet he remains dedicated to their causes. His commitment today revolves around successfully guiding Bank of Naples through this challenging time. When he does get a spare minute, hes likely to be found on the golf course or out on his boat, two of the many reasons hes so pleased to call Naples home. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 Noreen Jutkiewicz has been named associate financial advisor with Blue Heron Capital Management, an independent financial advisory practice affiliated with Wachovia Securities Financial Network. Her primary responsibilities include marketing with main emphasis on protection of clients wealth through various investment and insurance products. Tony Frangie has joined Bridgeport Home Health Care as branch manager/ administrative assistant. Juliana Fuller a licensed funeral director/embalmer, has joined the board of directors for Avow Hospice. She and her husband own Fuller Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Naples and Cape Coral. Ms. Fullers community involvement includes Womens Networking of Collier County, the Womens Guild of St. John Catholic Church and Pelican Bay Womens Club. She also belongs to several state, national and international funeral director associations. leader was Steve Schoepfer. In the Bonita Springs office, Jasen Berube was sales leader and Larry Halpin was listing leader.Lance Gregory was the top sales associate at The Vineyards for the month of February.Downing-Frye Realty Inc., has joined the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors and the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. The move gives Downing-Frye agents access to a broader geographic base of residential and commercial listings and other important market information. The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors was founded in 1911 as the Tampa Real Estate Board and today represents more than 6,400 real estate professionals. The Orlando Regional Realtor Association is one of the largest local trade associations in Florida, with more than 11,000 members in Hillsborough, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties. Headquartered in Naples, DowningFrye Realty has real estate offices in Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs. Lee Moran Cankar has joined FineMark National Bank & Trust as vice president and senior banking officer. Ms. Cankar most recently was a manager at SunTrust Bank in Cape Coral. Before relocating to Florida, she served as president of the Lake Bluff Office of Baytree National Bank & Trust Company in Lake Forest, Ill. She holds a bachelors degree from Cornell College. Glass Magazines 2009 Under 40 award in recognition of his contribution to the commercial, fabrication, retail and automotive glass industries. Mr. Daubman and his brother opened their Naples showroom in 2004; their parents opened the first Mr. Shower Door franchise in the country in the 1980s.Ave Maria School of Law announces the following additions to its faculty for the 2009-2010 academic year: Temple University School of Law Constitutional Law Professor Stephen L. Mikochik will join Ave Maria next fall as a visiting professor; former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Clifford Taylor, who also holds the title of Justice-in-Residence, will join in January 2010 as a visiting professor; Michigan Special Assistant Attorney General Lucille Taylor will join in January 2010 as a visiting associate professor; and Michigan Third Circuit Judge Daniel P. Ryan, who also holds the title of Judge-in-Residence, will join in fall 2009 as a visiting associate professor.Mortgage brokers Andrew Folch and Elmo Mariathasan have joined Weichert Realtors on the Gulf and will serve real estate buyers and sellers throughout Collier and Lee counties. Mr. Folch and Mr. Mariathasan both belong to the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Realtors Association of Greater Fort Myers and The Beach.Downing-Frye Realty Inc., announces its sales and listing leaders for the month of February: In the Naples office, sales leader for the month was Marcia Hawken, and listing Makeup artist Donna Frank has joined the staff at Sphere Salon after relocating from New York, where she worked for Estee Lauder and as a makeup artists in the television and fashion industries. Owner Mike Kornell announces The Print Shop has moved to 13800 Tamiami Trail N., south of Old 41 and north of Wiggins Pass Road, North Naples. John Berry, vice president of field operations with McGarvey Development Company, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for ecofriendly building practices. Mr. Berry has worked for McGarvey Development Company for more than 23 years, overseeing the construction of office, flex, tilt-wall and retail buildings. He holds a Florida certified general contractor license. Keith Daubmann, president of Mr. Shower Door in Naples, was awarded ON THE MOVE sound relationships. Beauty FRANK CANKER FRANGIE FULLER BERRY New Location Construction Higher Education Real Estate Healthcare Banking & Finance Nonpro t Organizations
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 BUSINESS B5 Schlager, Sonntag and Levin is celebrating more than 25 years of business in the financial services industry in Southwest Florida. Robert and Reina Schlager, husband and wife and founders of the firm, credit their business success to their focus on customer service. The couple founded the firm in 1984 and later welcomed Mark Sonntag and Ken Levin as partners. All four have professional financial designations. Mrs. Schlager is a licensed CPA and offers tax advice; Mr. Schlager has his MBA as well as the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations; Mr. Sonntag and Mr. Levin are Registered Financial Consultants. Schlager, Sonntag and Levin, with offices in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, provides comprehensive financial services by combining tax preparation and accounting services with tax strategies for lowering the clients federal tax bill, while coordinating this effort with the clients estate and investment plans. Reorganization or liquidation is the unfortunate choice for more and more businesses and individuals in the current economic environment. A free seminar on the subject will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21, at the Naples Chamber of Commerce. Co-sponsored by the Chamber and SCORE Naples, the seminar will present Mike Schumann, SCORE counselor and co-owner of Traditions Classic Home Furnishing, and Jeff Leasure, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute whose bankruptcy practice represents creditors, debtors and trustees.Topics will include the basics of bankruptcy law as it applies to small businesses; an overview of the alternatives; how bankruptcy affects financing leases and other contracts; the mechanics of the bankruptcy process; and where to get help.Since many small business owners have personally guaranteed their business debts and/or leases, the seminar will also provide an overview of the personal bankruptcy law. Seating is limited, and although attendance is free registration is encouraged by calling 430-0081 or by visiting www. scorenaples.org (click on WORKSHOPS and then on SIGN UP). Blue Streak Tile and Marble has opened at 5780 Taylor Road in Naples. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for the company that installs decorative tiles and stones in kitchens and bathrooms and has been in business in Southwest Florida for 15 years. For more information, call 514-4176 or visit www.bluestreaktile.com. Ken Compton has started a home inspection and backflow testing business, Ken Comptons Inspection & Homes Services Inc., to serve clients in Collier and Lee counties. Mr. Compton is a Floridalicensed Community Association Manager and a Certified Manager of Community Associations. For more information, call 564-5539 or visit www.kcihs.com. Financial advisory firm celebrates 25 years Chamber, SCORE present free seminar about reorganization and liquidation The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting in celebration of Marbella Design & Fabrics new location at 2100 Trade Center Way. For more information about Marbella, call 597-6313 or visit www.marbellafabrics.com. 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : email@example.com If an ACCIDENT gets you off course Remember.......ALL ROADS LEAD TO US YEARS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS WELCOME ON-SITE RENTALS STATE OF THE ART PAINT BOOTHS DIGITAL PAINT MATCHING SYSTEM DIGITAL MEASURED FRAME MACHINES PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE Associates Real Estate Services, Inc.5039 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples 34113(239) firstname.lastname@example.org Allen F. Richardson, CPMPresident / Broker 25340 Bernwood Bonita Springs 7875 sft. Class A Secure Parking $1,850,000 25340 Bernwood Bonita Springs 7875 sft. Class A Secure Parking Lease option $9.00 III net 3450 Westview Dr. Suite #13 Naples New Warehouse Condo REDUCED $299,900 Mercantile Warehouse Space 1,000-8,000 sft. $5.50 III net Bayshore & Thomasson Dr. Corner 1.89 acres w/ 8,000 + sft. C-5 2.9 millionOWNER FINANCING!OWNER FINANCING Bonita Medical Space 2,026 sft. $450,000 1100 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH, SUITE 201 NAPLES, FLORIDA 34102 239 261-5394 Fax 239 261-6877EXECUTIVESUPPORT SERVICES Our business is serving your businessThe perfect way to start up a business or downsize a business. Let us customize a package for you. Reina Schlager, Ken Levin, Mark Sonntag and Robert SchlagerCOURTESY PHOTO NEW IN BUSINESS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 THE MOTLEY FOOL In our current economic environment, many are looking for companies helmed by great leaders. Tom Gardner, co-founder and CEO of The Motley Fool, recently discussed leadership with former Medtronic CEO Bill George, author of True North (Jossey-Bass, $30) and Authentic Leadership (Jossey-Bass, $20). George is worth hearing out, as he led Medtronic to a 60-times increase in its value during his 10-year tenure. He identifies five dimensions of an authentic leader: First, leaders must have a purpose. They must know why they want to lead and where theyre going. They must practice and live their values every day and not just the ones they articulate. They must lead with their hearts, not just their heads. 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If its current volume is 16,300,000, that just means that so far today, 16.3 million shares of the stock have changed hands. Volume can vary widely IBM averages about 10 million shares per day, vs. 1.7 million for Burger King. If a stocks volume is much higher than its average, then something is probably going on, such as good or bad news. Got a question for the Fool? Send it in see Write to Us. Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest InvestmentTo Educate, Amuse & Enrichempathy for your customers, and having the courage to make difficult decisions.When you think about it, passion, compassion, courage and empathy are all matters of the heart, not of the head. There are so many leaders who have been brilliant leaders but have failed because they failed in that dimension. George noted that many leaders have vast networks of superficial relationships, when they really need deeper networks, where theres a sense of two-way commitment between the individuals. His fifth dimension is having the selfdiscipline to get results. George suggested that anyone who wants to be can be a leader in their own way. Maybe they wouldnt be the best CEO, but they certainly can lead in their own way. They can set the standards for other people, and they can demonstrate a certain level of enthusiasm and commitment that can cause other people to want to perform better. Those that fail typically are ones who are trying to be something different than who they are. They come across as fake. Years ago, a friend who visited Los Angeles told me about a line half a block long outside a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. When it went public in 2000, I bought some shares at $36. Over just about a year, the stock rose and split twice. I sold half of my stake between the splits and the rest in 2002, netting a 190 percent gain in less than two years. W.L. Fink, Escondido, Calif. 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YP Naples next networking meeting will be Thursday evening, March 26, at Eros Artworks, Inc., in Naples. Gulf Coast Venture Forum will hear presentations from early stage businesses looking for growth capital from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the clubhouse at Tiburon. GCVF promotes the regions new and emerging businesses by bringing together entrepreneurs, educational resources, capital providers and service providers. Monthly meetings take place October through June. New members must qualify as accredited investors as defined by the SEC. 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 2334114. For information about Empowered Network, 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 pastors to lunch on Wednesday, March 18, at the Naples Hilton as part of Pray for Businesses in the Marketplace Month. For more information or to RSVP, call 481-1411, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hischamber.org. Regular meetings of the ABWA Neapolitan Chapter take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month (next meeting March 24) beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton.
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYUrban Land Institute brings experts together to envision the future Find out whats up at Fiddlers Creek The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council is planning an informative breakfast program regarding the redevelopment of local cities and towns. Viewing Yesterdays Vision in Todays Crystal Ball takes place Thursday, March 26, at Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club in Bonita Springs. In light of the current market, we are left with empty visions of redevelopment in many of our cities and towns. Municipalities are left with dreams of the past and challenged with waiting for the rebound or proactively making moves today to secure the potential for a brighter future in our downtowns. In a panel format, the ULI will convene a group of stakeholders to address the issues associated with bringing life to visions of the past. The keynote speaker and moderator will be Kim Briesemeister, representing City Place in West Palm Beach. Panel members and their redevelopment projects of discussion include David Jackson, Gateway/Bayshore in Naples; Russ Adams, Four Corners and 41-10 in Naples; Debrah Forester, Murdock Village in Charlotte County; Gary Price, Naples City Council member and Community Redevelopment Agency director; and Don Paight of the Fort Myers Downtown Redevelopment Agency. Registration and networking begin at 8 a.m., with the program from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost is $35 for ULI members, $50 for non-members, $25 for young leaders, $25 for government members, and $25 for students. The ULI is a nonpartisan research and educational institute directed by its members and supported by dues. ULI neither lobbies nor acts as an advocate for any single profession or industry. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. For more details, visit the ULI Southwest Florida District Council at www.swflorida.uli.org. For more information or to register for the upcoming breakfast meeting, call the ULI Southwest Florida District Council at (800) 321-5011. Majorca Lane exterior Majorca Lane master bedroom Isla del Sol exterior Isla del Sol lanaiCOURTESY PHOTOSThe Fiddlers Creek lifestyle is one of a luxury resort that has something for everyone: golf (Travel & Leisure Golf magazine included Fiddlers Creek in its annual listing of Americas Top 100 Golf Communities for a second consecutive year this year), tennis, swimming, fitness, nature trails, casual and fine dining, social activities and beach and marina membership. See it all for yourself when eight resale homes are open for tours from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 15. These single-family residences range in price from $648,000 to $2,990,000. After passing through the front gate, visitors will start the tour in Bellagio, the third street on the right. A map of the eight homes will be available at the third house on the right, 8511 Bellagio, a former model. The tour is free and open to the public. Handy to Naples shopping, restaurants and beaches and within 10 minutes of Marco Islands boating, beaches and the Marco Island Executive Airport, Fiddlers Creek is three miles south of U.S. 41 on County Road 951, on the left heading toward Marco Island. For more information about the open house tour, call Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., at 293-4851 or 784-0491. For information about the community of Fiddlers Creek and its developer, the Gulf Bay Group of Commpanies, call 732-9300 or visit www.fiddlerscreek. com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Eight luxury resale homes open for tours on Sunday
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 When Im here, I seem to spend the entire day facing West. Meet Arthur Fitzgerald, world traveler and avid sailor. For Arthur, living at The Villages on Mount Hope Bay near historic Newport, RI is all about the ever changing coastal views and spectacular sunsets. But maintenance-free living is a close second. I can lock the door, take off and explore the rest of the world whenever the mood strikes me. Visit our website today and come enjoy the view this Spring. Theres never been a better time to buy at this national award-winning waterfront community.Waterfront Townhomes from the $700s* Single-level condos from the $400s* Models and clubhouse open daily 114, except Wednesdays. Arthur FitzgeraldNewport County, RI | www.MountHopeBay.com | 401-624-1300Developed by Starwood Tiverton, LLC. Prices subject to change without notice. At least one resident must be 55+. No permanent residents under the age of 19. TIVERTON, RHODE ISLAND Serving your Real Estate needs in Southwest Florida Pre-foreclosure consultations New construction / Gated communities Worldwide referral network Home Watch services Serving Lee & Collier Lola and Al Moore SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYResidence 804, the newest model at Aria on Park Shore Beach, is open for viewing. The Lutgert C ompanies luxury high-rise residence furnished by Robb and Stucky Interior Designers is the final developer residence in the building at 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.Residence 804 is comprised of 3,445 square feet of living area and a total area of 4,021 square feet. The three-bedroom, three-bath home has private elevator access and sweeping view of the Gulf of Mexico through west-facing walls of glass.Uncharacteristic of typical condominiums, the ceilings in Aria are 10 feet high, and windows reach from floor to ceiling, both contributing to the sense of the residences spacious size. Aria residence 804 also draws upon the great room concept more commonly found in a single-family home design. Throughout principal living areas, the flooring is hand-scraped maple with a dark stain finish. Molly Grup of Robb & Stucky says the dcor was planned as soft contemporary with a beach twist. Neutral walls and furnishings of lighter wood tones contrast with the dark flooring. A variety of textures impart a relaxed feel, such as the grass cloth wall covering in guest baths. The kitchen, family room, dining room and morning room all have views of the gulf. Top-of-the-line appliances include stainless steel KitchenAid double ovens, a natural gas cook top, stainless steel pendant-style vent hood and a side-by-side refrigerator with woodlook front to integrate with Ray Routh wood cabinetry. The surfaces of the breakfast bar and prep counters are sand tone slab granite. the backsplash running the length of the counter is tumbled marble. In the family room, a corner fireplace with custom glass tile adds an inviting amenity. A wall of built-ins in whitewashed pecky cypress tongue and groove complements the pecky cypress recessed ceiling in the dining room. A private enclosed two-car garage and additional air-conditioned storage and keyed private elevator access are included with the residence. For private owner entertaining, Arias clubroom with views of beach and gulf is available. A gulf-front pool, 65 feet long and 36 feet wide, is set amid a pavered deck featuring planters filled with colorful tropical foliage. Aria is the final new high-rise to be built on Park Shore Beach and enjoys a prime location close to the Village on Venetian Bay, where one can pick up a daily newspaper by the marina, enjoy waterfront fine dining, shopping at boutiques and browsing art galleries. Residence 804 is priced at $2,900,000 furnished. The model is open for viewing daily or by appointment. For information, call 261-6200, or visit www. premier-properties.com. New model hits a luxurious high note at Aria COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOAria from beach Aria living room Aria gulf-side terrace 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
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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. Just as Floridas affordable housing properties are reaching old age, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has provided a lifeline. The foundation awarded a $1 million grant to the Florida Partnership, which includes the University of Florida Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the Florida Housing Coalition. The grant is to preserve properties that provide housing for extremely lowincome households and people with special needs. It is one of 12 the foundation awarded to cities and states throughout the country for a total of $32.5 million in new funding for innovative projects to preserve more than 70,000 affordable rental homes nationwide, including 5,000 in Florida. Floridas selection in this highly competitive process marks the state as an emerging leader in the field of affordable rental housing preservation, said William J. ODell, manager of the Shimberg Centers Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse. Mr. ODell and UF researcher Anne Ray are leading the centers research on the MacArthur grant. With the states rapid growth and available land, Floridas affordable housing focus has been historically on new construction, yet most of these newer units have rents that are not affordable to the lowest income families. The MacArthur grant will allow the Florida Partnership to meet the needs of low-wage workers and low-income seniors by helping mission-driven organizations to preserve the subsidized rental properties that serve those most in need. The Florida Housing Coalition will receive $475,000 to educate nonprofits and local governments about preservation strategies and how to access funding. The Florida Housing Finance Corp. will receive $25,000 to support peer networking activities for nonprofit and for-profit developers in support of rehabilitating aging, privately owned properties with expiring subsidies. For its part, the Shimberg Center will receive $500,000 of the grant to develop enhanced data tools to help the state, nonprofits and local governments make far-sighted decisions about the communities and properties most in need of affordable housing preservation. We are excited about this opportu-Senior Expo designed for energetic baby boomers$1 million grant will help Florida preserve affordable housingnity to connect UF to the needs of Floridas communities. Our estimates show that more than 900,000 low-income households in Florida rent their housing; for their sake, preservation of existing affordable rental housing is crucial, the universitys Ms. Ray said. UFs research and data collection will address which types of tenants are most at risk of losing their housing, how rents change at properties not preserved as affordable housing, where the best locations are for affordable housing preservation and how much affordable rental housing is provided by the private market. All of the centers data will be available to the public on the Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse Web site at http:// flhousingdata.shimberg.ufl.edu/. Baby boomers are redefining what it means t o be a senior These active, energetic individuals arent ready to slow down, and those who have reached retirement age are looking for new ways to expand their personal horizons. Thats what the Senior Expo experience is all about. At Naples/Collier Countys 6th annual Senior Expo, the 50-plus set will see whats new for todays energetic seniors. The expo continues for the second day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 12, under the big top at the Naples Italian American Club, 7035 Airport Pulling Road. Road). Admission and parking are free. Presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, the event features information about investments, travel, health insurance, senior living options, recreation and fitness, among other things. Attendees also can take advantage of a variety of tests and screenings provided by qualified medical practitioners. More than 75 companies will present their products and services. For more information, call (866) 4666300, ext. 17 or visit www.expotradeshows.net.
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Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples LAKEWOOD .MLS 208048298 NEW KITCHEN with stainless appliances! Updated with great features such as Mexican Tile Flooring, carpeting in the bedrooms. Large backyard with lush mature landscaping. Only minutes to 5th Avenue South and Gulf Beaches. Live the Lifestyle you Deserve today. . LEASE PURCHASE OPPORTUNITY! COURTESY PHOTO Vin DePasquale, center, with Riverwalk patrons Joseph and Caroline MartinoRIVERWALKFrom page 1WEEK OF JAN. 29-FEB. 4, 2009 B13 customers in its current seating capacity of 152. Over a year, an estimated 100,000 pounds of seafood are prepared. A staff of 100 is involved in the daily operation. About 350,000 coasters are used (or taken as souvenirs) each year. Some customers visit at least once a week; others come every time they visit Naples. And on it goesFast forward to 2009. Thirty years later on a starry February night, Mr. DePasquale and his current partner, Bobbi Mitchell, quieted the chock-full, bustling restaurant for just a moment. As diners looked quizzically from their tables, Mr. DePasquale explained that Riverwalk was celebrating its 30th birthday and, as he has each year since 1979, offered everyone champagne for a toast, cake and the opportunity to sing along for a chorus of Happy Birthday. As he and Ms. Mitchell moved from one table to another, they found old-timers recalling Riverwalk moments from long ago, and first-timers reveling in their discovery of a new favorite place. Customers, staff and observers alike took a moment to drink in the reality of what Mr. DePasquale had envisioned all those years earlier: a great waterfront restaurant where people would come to have fun. You know, it feels just as great today as it did 30 years ago, Mr. DePasquale summarized. This place is terrific. Minutes later, however, the table that displayed the huge, strawberry-filled, white chocolate birthday cake was quickly being reset to accommodate a waiting party. Riverwalk at Tin City was already on to its 31st year. 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 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 Capri Villa located on Los Altos Court. granite in kitchen, wall unit, excellent condition. Western exposure and very light and brigh, room for pool, quiet location. GREAT Price at $269,000 Every upgrade imaginable! Large tile throughout, corian, wall unit, replace, heated pool, wide lake view, crown moldings wall unit and plantation Shutters. A must see $479,000 Carlyle 4 BR, 3.5 BA 2 car garage. Pristine home will dazzle the most discriminating buyer! Impressive upgrades GRANITE, stainless steel appliances, extensive crown molding, replace, PRIVATE POOL and much more! PRICE TO SELL! $499,000 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! 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Just Because the Rest of the World is on Pause...DOESNT MEAN YOUR LIFE SHOULD BE. Private Beach Club Audubon SignatureChampionship Dye Golf Course Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities Featuring Cybex Equipment Formal & Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community Adjacent to Upscale Coconut PointEasy Access to Southwest Florida International Airport New Improved Pricing from the $300s No Negotiating NecessaryABSOLUTELY. POSITIVELY. WITHOUT A DOUBT . THE BEST BEACH & GOLF VALUE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Sales Oce located on US 41, across from Coconut Point. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY H AS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ESTERO BAY
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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, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME.*INCENTIVE PROGRAMS ARE LIMITED. DEVELOPER MAY AMEND OR CANCEL AT ANYTIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. OF FER IS VALID ON ELIGIBLE TRANSACTIONS. 26951 Country Club Drive in Bonita Springs800.311.3622BonitaBayHighRises.com UNPARALLELED QUALITY REMARKABLE AMENITIES CHOICE DESIGN Priced from the $600sESPERIA 904 ESPERIA 1704FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES FOUR WATERFRONT PARKS FULL-SERVICE MARINA WORLD-CLASS TENNIS COMPLEX STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER ESPERIA 301 DEVELOPER, MARINA AND GOLF MEMBERSHIP INCENTIVES NOW AVAILABLE*
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(Ask about Open House special incentives)THE OTHER NAPLES WATERFRONT SATURDAY 3-14 & SUNDAY 3-15 Noon to 4PM Extravaganza Ask about exciting new membership opportunities at Pelican Isle Yacht Club! Experience the Yacht Club and its amenities, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Walk the pristine docks at Pelican Isle and consider your opportunities for slip ownership. Enjoy the beautiful Orchids on the Island(Inquire about the special Slip purchase programs) Foster Team Slip Listings Pelican Isle Yacht Club Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $,1,475,000 425 Dockside Dr. #906 3096SF, Bamboo rs, Poggenphol kitchen, Best Views in Naples! $2,175,000 Beautiful Waterfront! New classic interior decor, marble rs., 2677SF, 3B/3Ba $1,149,000 425 Dockside Dr. #602 2677SF, 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, Spectacular Views $1,329,000 One of a kind end unit all water views 3+den 3.5 baths. 10ft. ceilings $1,375,000 445 Dockside Dr. #1004 Great Gulf views, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba., 2 lanais front & back. $1,299,000 445 Dockside Dr. #402 3096SF, 3Br./3.5Ba., Amazing views, Large lanais. $1,699,000 425 Dockside Dr. #605 3Br/3Ba, 2428SF, Views of Gulf/ River/ Bay $1,295,000 425 Dockside Dr. #703 Tile throughout, Granite, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba, Water views. $795,000 435 Dockside Dr. #202 WOW 3+Den/ 3.5 Ba. completely refurbished 2872 end unit. Best BUY under $1M. $999,500 435 Dockside Dr. #201 Views of Gulf/Bay/Beaches, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba $1,379,000 435 Dockside Dr. #703 FURNISHED! New:carpet/dining rm.furn./T.V. w/blue ray surround syst. 2862SF $1,149,000 435 Dockside Dr. #304 2677 SF, Gulf/Wiggins Pass Views, 3Br./3Ba. $1,249,000 435 Dockside Dr. #702 2428SF, 3Br/3Ba., Furnished, Gulf/ Naples Nightscape Views. $1,265,000 425 Dockside Dr. #903 3050SF, Stunning end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanais, Views! $1,329,000 425 Dockside Dr. #501 425 Dockside Dr. #1005 445 Dockside Dr. #1002 Slip N-79 $229,500 Slip W-21 $209,500 Slip W-31 $199,500 Slip W-5 $99,000 Slip N-73 $145,000 Slip W-10 $125,000 Slip N-36 $249,000 Slip N-25 $249,900 Gene Foster (239) 253-8002 Bridgette Foster (239) 253-8001Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.FosterTeam.com www.GulfnGolfNaples.com www.WigginsPass.com(239) 594-2209
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM WINDSTAR tArchitectural gem! Four bedrooms plus a den. Balconies & terraces off several rooms. 70 boat dock and Gulf access. $3,495,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 AQUALANE SHORES tLot offers 265 of water frontage, 100 on Naples Bay and 155 deep into Egret Channel. Boathouse and cutin slip. $4,550,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 AQUALANE SHORES tViews of Naples Bay. No bridges to Gulf. Five bedrooms, den and media room. Pool, 3-car garage, 2 boat lifts. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, 6 bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. $5,900,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES tUnder construction home, 4200+ SF of living area, 4 bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath. Blocks to beach. Five-car garage, heated pool/spa. $3,195,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 AQUALANE SHORES tCypress walls, 3 bedrooms, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water. $3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded/remodeled in 1995 with three bedrooms plus ofce. Pool/spa and summer kitchen. 660 SF boat house. $3,366,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 AQUALANE SHORES tContemporary gourmet kitchen with center island. Bamboo oors, vaulted ceilings, replace, tiled pool. $3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES tNew waterfront home with direct Bay & Gulf access. Three bedrooms plus den, pool/spa, 3-car garage, 58 dock. $1,750,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES tPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house. $1,800,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329 OLD NAPLES tFlorida cottage offers 3 bedrooms plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach. $1,650,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES tTropical gardens, Koi pond and Balinese orchid house grace the grounds. Fourth bedroom has outside access. $1,750,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-56781700 3rd Street SouthWell-located and updated 3 bedroom cottage 3 blocks to the beach. Deep lot (165). Large pool deck. Furnished. $1,725,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529AQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished. $799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approx. 80 dock, covered slip and boat house. $2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304287 11th Avenue SouthStructure in National Register Historic District. Two-story cottage; heart pine oors, and guest house. $1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424181 15th Avenue SouthA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is. $1,650,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Condominiums/Villas CHATHAM PLACE 350 8th Avenue South #9Sophisticated, spacious and elegant, 3-story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Yard, splash pool, marble and granite. $1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424SHADOWMOSS 350 3rd Avenue SouthThis 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler. $1,275,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424BAYPORT VILLAGE 875 9th Avenue South #PH-301Penthouse with 3 bedrooms plus den and poolside cabana. Granite, marble, wood oors, private elevator. Pet friendly. $999,000 | Tom McCarthy/Isabelle Edwards | 434-2424NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #244Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and S exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month. $895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed. $459,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231NAPLES LARCHMONT 311 6th Street SouthTastefully decorated and renovated, this 2 bedroom hideaway has new tile, appliances, granite kitchen counters. $269,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 Lots/Boat Slips 205 South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Ave. S. and 3rd St. S. $2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089481 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. Steps to Gulf. Plans for a 4 bedroom Stofft Cooney design available. $2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529663 11th Avenue SouthBeautiful homesite close to marina, restaurants and shops. Two alleyways for a exible homesite, survey available. $999,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091751 11th Avenue SouthAmazing centrally located residential lot in the heart of Old Naples. Lot size 67x 150 with alley access! $875,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520NAPLES BOAT CLUB 909 10th Street South BS #27Full service marina with a full service fuel dock; Chickee bar and pool. Dock #27 will accommodate 61 FT overall length. $425,000 | Michael McCumber | 777-9029SEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60foot nger prier. Walk to downtown. $425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-86542035 Wahoo CourtOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances. $1,799,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-09491303 Cobia CourtDirect access, 142 seawall, concrete tile roof, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Large dock accommodates large vessel; two boat lifts. $1,395,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-40801244 Cobia CourtOne of the best waterway locations in Royal Harbor. Very quiet. Very livable three bedroom. Pool. Dock, on 67 seawall. $895,000 | Ray Couret | 293-58991571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard. $699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GOLDEN SHORES VARESE 1601 Curlew Avenue #1601Custom, like new 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal. $929,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949FOUR WINDS 1200 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C. $419,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock. $399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654SANDPIPER WEST 1625 Chesapeake Avenue #204Western facing lanai overlooking pool and boat dock. Two bedroom waterfront condominium with views of waterway. $225,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466MARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright and light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den with double garage and lanai. $409,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 ROYAL HARBOR tBrand new! Open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, four bedrooms plus den, a 2-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $2,795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AQUALANE SHORES tApprox. 167 of waterfront! 58x195x167x136 site with cut-in boat slip. Direct Gulf access. Older home on property. $2,895,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 #D-204 Brand new 3BR/3.5BA overlooking marina. Granite kitchen, private elevator, marble bath. $1,445,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES tLuxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-211 Distinct 3BR with A/C 2-car garage, 97-slip marina with charter boat services. $1,845,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3BR/3.5BA. Private elevator 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/T ade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3BR/3.5BA waterfront home. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3BRs/3.5BAs, marble entry, wood oors, 10 ceilings. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-209 Custom villa. Wood ooring, chiseled marble, replace, 3BRs plus den. $2,350,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-201 Custom-painted 3BR plus den, 3.5BA spacious oor plan. Marble and wood oors. $2,750,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 OLD NAPLES SUNTIDE ON TENTH tLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stonelook oor. $675,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL t#314 This tropical luxury resort is nestled in a waterfront setting on Naples Bay. Southern exposure with marina view. $799,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#5404 Comfortable living is enjoyed in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, furnished tastefully. $674,500 | Jan Martindale | 869-0360 #2304 Very stylish and well-maintained 2 bedroom. Offered furnished. $499,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #2202 T wo bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $435,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. T en-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $525,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. T urnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 #4401 Sophisticated residence with granite, stainless appliances, and wood oors. $395,000 | Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGESBrand new! Enjoy all the amenities of the only 4-star resort in Old Naples, 15,000 SF clubhouse, tness center, resort-style pool and more. Weekly rental policy. Minutes to the beach.#D-205 Professionally decorated and furnished two bedroom, two bath residence. $699,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 #I-102 Tastefully turnkey furnished rst oor cottage home. $650,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 #E-205 New construction! T urnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with over 1,400 SF $557,900 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 #J-104 Fully furnished with the developer luxury hotel-style rental package. $495,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 #E-203 A rare opportunity to own this 3 bedroom furnished residence. $890,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 WINDSTAR ROYALHARBOR ROYALHARBORAREA OLDNAPLES AQUALANESHORES OLD NAPLES tRoomy, nicely updated three bedroom, three bath home with writers retreat. Pool/spa area, and replace. Open air balcony. $1,975,000 | Karen Coney Coplin/Lodge McKee | 261-1235 OLD NAPLES 625 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM #PH301 tRarely available penthouse. Wood and marble ooring, marble baths, volume ceilings. Building with 24-hour security. $1,839,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool. $1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA t458 11th Avenue South Newly renovated. A private elevator, master retreat with replace, sitting room with balcony, media room, and more. $2,395,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OPEN SUN.1-4 OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON 3RD tTreetop views. Tropical grounds surround pool/spa. Large Florida Room, three bedroom plus den residence. $1,585,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OLD NAPLES COLONNADE ON 5TH tSpacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 ROYAL HARBOR tNewer home, long water view with dock and boat lift. Large pool/spa. Big covered lanai with wet bar and grill. $1,495,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 OLD NAPLES LAS DUNAS t212 4th St. S. Three blocks to beach. Townhome with 4 bedrooms, study, gourmet kitchen, private courtyard with pool. $1,550,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 OPEN SUN.1-4 OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street SouthOver 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach. $1,150,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN.1-4RIDGE LAKE 656 5th Avenue NorthSouthern exposure large building lot (90 X 150). Only blocks to the beach! Existing home on property. $599,999 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 NEW LISTING1802 Kingfish RoadBermuda-style 4 bedroom plus den. Stone replace; hazelnut wood oors, elevator, custom wine cellar. Pool. $2,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 NEW LISTINGOYSTER BAY 1195 Clam Court #101A boaters dream! First oor, two bedroom, corner residence with upgrades throughout! Offered with a boat slip! $183,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM GARDEN TERRACE tSoon-to-begin new construction on a tree-lined street just steps from the beach. Each villa has a private pool/spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 LAKEVIEW TERRACE tCustom 5 bedroom plus den home. Volume ceilings, maple oors, granite and stone oors, private pool and summer kitchen. $3,100,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 SOUTHLAKEDRIVE tSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering. $3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 15THAVENUE SOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! four bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace and pool/spa.$3,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Single Family Homes 689 13th Avenue SouthAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,528,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529780 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM 780 5th Ave. S. #307This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Furnished. $975,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161PETTITSQUARE 292 14th Avenue South #FRenovated inside and out, 1,640+ total SF home is the only 3 bedroom. Marble oors, open great room plan. $889,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091VILLAS RAVELLO 842 9th Avenue South #105Private tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, 2 bedrooms plus den. $795,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-65131500 5th Avenue South #342Top oor 2 bedroom villa suite with southern exposure. Private corner porch with marina view. Turnkey furnished. $785,000 | Michelle Thomas/Cathy Owen | 642-2222THE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy. $499,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424WHARFSIDE 830 River Point Drive #4Updated townhouse directly on Naples Bay with 30 dock. New granite counters, stainless appliances, and fresh paint. $499,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd StreetSouth #204Beautifully renovated, turnkey furnished 2 bedroom. New appliances, tile, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry! Walk to beach. $420,000 | Mary Yon | 572-3274TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd StreetSouth #102Updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath only 2.5 blocks to beach, steps to 3rd St. shops and dining; blocks to 5th Ave. $415,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231NEAPOLITAN CLUB 900 8th Avenue South #301This 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is within walking distance to everything. Furnished and move-in ready. $375,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAGE GREEN JASMINE CLUB 670 Broad Avenue South #J-670Masterfully redone 2 bedroom, 2 bath! Enlarged kitchen, quartz stone countertops, transformed baths; 55+ building. $389,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 436 Broad Avenue South #H-436Total renovation and furnished like a model! This 2 bedroom boasts crown moulding, new appliances and granite counters. $315,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 482 Broad Avenue SouthSouthern exposure, Brazilian hardwood oors. Guest suite is completely private. Cozy beach convenient condominium. $269,900 | Rod Mease | 659-0099CASTLETON GARDENS 980 7th Avenue South #102Only blocks to beach, shopping and ne dinning. Wonderful courtyard building, pool and rec area. Move right in. $249,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 462 Broad Avenue SouthSouthern exposure! New carpet, kitchen tile and appliances. Electric storm shutters. Close to pool and 3rd Street S. $245,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304VILLAGE GREEN EVERGLADES CLUB 661 12th Ave. S. #661Two bedroom, 1.5 bath residence situated close to downtown historic Old Naples. Turnkey furnished. 55+. $229,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 Lots / Boat Slips 115 5th Avenue SouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation. $2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-6342658 3rd Avenue SouthVacant and ready to develop up to 6 residential condominiums in Old Naples. West of 41 and 5 blocks from the beach. $2,950,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301690 13th Avenue SouthBuild new on corner homesite with southern exposure. Close to Naples Yacht Club, access to Bay and Gulf-no bridges. $1,195,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894NAPLES BAY RESORT 1480 5th Avenue South BS #B-43What a value for a 40 dock! Marina with hotel and shops, Yacht Club, and Private Club with spa. No bridges to the Gulf. $295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420364 2nd Avenue SouthSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen. $2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741LUXURY BEACHFRONT LIVING Condominiums/Villas Condominiums/Villas Condominiums/Villas MARCO ISLAND MADEIRA #PH201 tThis penthouse boasts 7,414 SF & views of the Gulf and Marcos crescent-shaped white-sand beach. A Christies Great Estates Property. $6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 PARK SHORE LE RIVAGE tEstate Elevin North Design by Collins and DuPont. Furnished to perfection! Over 6,500 SF of living area, library and 4 bedroom suites. $6,500,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 MOORINGS SANCERRE #501 tFabulously nished with upgraded appliances and alterations to make this 4 bedroom, 4 bath plan ow beautifully. $4,295,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BAY COLONY REMINGTON #204 tThis rare 3 bedroom, 3 bath beachfront residence features over 3,000 SF of living area. Ritz-Carlton privileges. $3,975,000 Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494 PARK SHORE ARIA #605 tWonderful Gulf, Bay and City views from this 6th oor residence. Three bedrooms, granite countertops and 3 terraces. $2,495,000 | Polly Himmel | 290-3910 CAPE MARCO COZUMEL #1601 tUnparalleled views of Crescent Beach, 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass! Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished. $1,980,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 MOORINGS WESTGATE #501S tRenovated 3 bedroom, 3 bath situated for exceptional Gulf views. Great room, surround sound, sunset room and gourmet kitchen. $1,695,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I #705 tPanoramic Gulf view. Luxuriously renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence. Exquisite furnishings. $1,495,000 | Gerry/Ulla Swart | 262-5007 CENTRALAVENUE tTotally renovated. French limestone oors, kitchen and bathrooms feature marble and onyx tops. Security system and pool. $2,695,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 14THAVENUE SOUTH tWalk to beaches and Naples Yacht Club. Charming with four bedrooms including furnished guest suite over garage. Two-car garage, pool. $2,990,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329 693 14THAVENUE SOUTH tViews of Crayton Cove and Bay! New Caribbean architecture, 4 bedrooms, den, pool/spa, summer kitchen and 3-car garage. $2,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OPEN SUN. 1-4 SANDY CAY t 305 3RD STREET SOUTHClose to the beach and 5th Avenue South. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths with private elevator, replace and built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLAS ESCALANTE t#C-6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,250,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 616GULF SHOREBLVD.NORTH tOver acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing three bedroom cottage surrounded by landscaping. $2,395,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584 OPEN SUN. 1-4 ORCHID PLACE t 435 3RD AVENUE SOUTHOnly one remaining! Perfectly located, 2 blocks to 5th Avenue South and 3 blocks to beach. Patio area with private pool. $2,295,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OPEN SUN. 1-4 RIDGE LAKE t 583 6THAVENUESOUTHBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, and koi pond. $2,250,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OPEN SUN. 1-4 CHATHAM PLACE #5 tThis 4,000+ total SF, 4 bedroom plus den, offers luxury living on 3 levels. Three blocks to the beach. $1,984,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 RIDGELAKE tCustom-built home with 4 bedrooms den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool. $1,999,990 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 RIDGELAKE tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, 3 bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 RIDGELAKE t 590 PALMCIRCLEWESTQuaint cottage with guest house; beautiful lakefront setting. Fireplace, walls of glass, and fabulous lake views. $1,975,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 OPEN SUN. 1-4 1STAVENUENORTH tCharming Old Florida-style residence features 3 bedrooms plus den. Sunny screened lanai with heated tropical pool. $1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 14THAVENUE SOUTH tCharming cottage-style home has undergone additions and renovations in the s. Many one-of-a-kind features. $1,880,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 RIDGE LAKE tFabulous lake view! Remodeled 3 bedroom! New kitchen, baths, windows & roof. Two-car garage. Blocks to the beach. $1,649,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 877 7TH STREET SOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak oors, 3 bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OPEN SUN. 1-4 CATELENA 306 6th Avenue SouthLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. $1,390,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PAR LA VILLE tMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches. $3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 14THAVENUE SOUTH tExquisite 2-story, four bedroom with an den/ofce boasts 4,110 SF A/C. Quality craftsmanship throughout. Summer kitchen. $3,695,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 GULF SHOREBLVD. SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and Walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 1355GORDONDRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,650,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 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 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$400,0001 LEMURIA Lemuria Circle From the Mid $400s Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Tom Gasbarro 404-4883.>$500,000 2 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>$600,0003 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600,000 Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 4 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $649,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534>$700,0005 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 $795,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 6 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB 410 Dockside Dr 15 OPEN HOUSES EXTRAVAGANZA $795,000-$2,175,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 7 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1402 $799,000 Premier Properties Polly Himmel 290-3910>$800,0008 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s Premier Properties Call 800-3113622 9 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2098 Mission Drive $899,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 10 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Realtors Margaret Hutchison 9272-7000>$1,000,00011 PELICAN BAY MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #201 $1,175,000 Premier Properties Ted Dudley 860-2498 12 BONITA BAY HIDDEN HARBOR 27270 Hidden River Court $1,195,000 Premier Properties Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474 13 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1004 $1,199,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Likley 948-4000 14 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO 8511 Bellagio Drive $1,200,000 Premier Properties Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade 784-0491 BRING AD TO GATE 15 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander Drive $1,295,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/ Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 16 MEDITERRA VILLALAGO 18061 Lagos Way $1,325,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 17 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 122 Edgemere Way South $1,375,000 Premier Properties Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 18 OLD NAPLES CATELENA 306 6th Avenue South $1,390,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 19 ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,395,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 250-4140 20 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,565,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-314821 AQUALANE SHORES 1700 3rd Street South $1,725,000 Premier Properties Paige Reddick 272-5767 22 MEDITERRA BELLEZZA 14898 Bellezza Lane $1,800,000 Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 23 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE 590 Palm Circle West $1,975,000 Premier Properties Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson 450-9091>$2,000,00024 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting at just over $2.1 million. Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 25 OLD NAPLES 616 Gulf Shore Blvd. North $2,395,000 Premier Properties Chris Yanson 450-7584. 26 PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,900,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-6200 27 PORT ROYAL 2607 Half Moon Walk $2,945,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 28 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 418 Bayside Avenue $2,945,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 29 MARCO ISLAND 1559 Caxambas Court $2,999,000 Premier Properties Chris Sullivan 404-5548>$3,000,00030 MEDITERRA VERONA 17018 Verona Way $3,195,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266 31 MOORINGS 265 Springline Drive $3,695,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741>$6,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 4233 Gordon Drive $6,495,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PARK SHORE, MOORINGS & SURROUNDS363 Neptunes BightFive bedroom plus den, custom-built waterfront home features marble ooring, elevator, innity pool and spa.$4,295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420299 Mermaids BightNew on the water home in Addsion Mizner-style (to be constructed in) is a true showpiece. Floorplan available.$4,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741378 Neptunes BightThis expansive 2 story home offers 5 bedrooms plus den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage and a sizable pool. Boat dock and lift.$3,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939646 Parkview LaneReminiscent of a French Chteau. Sophisticated details, 4 bedroom plus den in a Feng Shui plan.$2,850,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-07414379 Crayton RoadWaterfront property on Venetian Bay offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great views, and Gulf access. Large screened pool.$1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-39393750 Fountainhead LaneDesirable 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with upgraded 20 tile, newer kitchen cabinets, appliances and new roof.$599,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575PELICAN POINT WEST 250 Park Shore Drive #403Overlooking Venetian Bay. Granite, wood cabinets, stainless appliances, 3 bedrooms, balcony from master.$995,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600COLONADE 179 Colonade CircleDelightful 3 bedroom plus den with attached 2-car garage. Delphi oor plan, light and bright, private elevator. Furnished.$850,000 | Linda Ohler | 404-6460COLONADE 247 Colonade CircleDelphi Model with a private elevator, 14 ceilings, 3,200+ total SF and 2-car garage. Walk to private beach area.$825,000 | Linda Ohler | 404-6460PIEDMONT CLUB 4155 Crayton Road #204Finely appointed 3 bedroom with wide western bay views! Turnkey furnished. Intimate complex with bayside pool.$775,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VILLAS OF PARK SHORE 4032 Crayton RoadFurnished villa with large oor plan, 2 bedrooms upstairs and master on main level. Two-car garage.$725,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455 OPEN SUN. 1-4 Condominiums/Villas 575 Whispering Pine LaneSpectacular home with four en-suite bedrooms plus den, half-bath, replace, kitchen/family room. Heated pool/spa.$1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 OPEN SUN. 1-4626 Fountainhead WayBeautifully kept 3 bedroom offers 2,500+ total SF and is completely renovated! Covered outside dining and large pool.$799,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 NEW LISTING4009 Belair LaneNew granite and stainless kitchen. New tile oors, impact windows, renovated pool and new metal roof.NOW $699,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 REDUCEDPARK SHORE LANDINGS 255 Park Shore Drive #342Boat dock #23 included! Water views from this 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath top-oor furnished residence.$699,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562PIEDMONT CLUB 4155 Crayton Road #203Wonderful 3 bedroom direct bayfront location. Enjoy Naples famous sunsets and city night lights. Only 19 residences.$650,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 PARK SHORE MOORINGS 2351 Windward Way Waterfront 4 bedroom home plus den and game room; over 6,700 SF A/C; 4-car garage, sound & security systems, pool/spa. $6,495,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE Bay views from this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath with 2 masters, spacious kitchen and great lanai with kitchen, pool/spa and 80 dock. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE New construction home on Venetian Bay. Four bedrooms, library, game room, study, heated pool/spa, dock/hoist. $5,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE Fountains grace entry of this 4 bedroom plus den two-level home. Overlooks bay. Leisure room, ofce, studio, pool/spa, dock. $4,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE On Venetian Bay with 165 on the water. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 28 ceiling, replace, koi ponds and dock. $4,750,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS New construction 4 bedroom plus den with replace, coffered ceilings and crown mouldings. Pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. $2,595,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS Finely appointed custom residence with room for everyone including attached guest suite with kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $2,500,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 MOORINGS Completely renovated! Western sunsets over Bowline Bay. Travertine marble, stainless appliances, granite counters. $2,325,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444 MOORINGS Outstanding! Over 4,400 A/C SF, panoramic golf views, 5 bedrooms and gourmet kitchen. Three-car garage. $2,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS 710 Riviera DriveGround level master, den, 3 bedroom suites upstairs. Cypress bead board ceilings, 3-car garage, 66 heated pool. $2,275,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OPEN SUN. 1-4 SEAGATE A beautifully landscaped waterfront property. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is just 1 block from the beach. $1,095,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE Exceptional 4 bedroom plus den with chefs kitchen, poolside family room, study and pool set amid private garden. $1,090,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 MOORINGS Charming 5 bedroom, 4 bath home nestled on a large, quiet lot. New gourmet kitchen. Backyard putting green and pool. $999,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752 MOORINGS 2338 Beacon Lane Walk to private beach/park! Three bedroom professionally decorated and furnished. Oversized lot (98 x 170) with pool.$799,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE COLONADE Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, SubZero refrigerator, wood oors and tile. $759,000 | Linda Ohler | 404-6460 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT WEST Expansive views of Bay from every room! Beautifully renovated with 2 master suites and 1500+ total SF.$750,000 | Ann S. Zampogna | 580-7367 PARK SHORE COLONADE Athena model with 3 bedrooms. Marble oors, new kitchen cabinets, plantation shutters and 10 ceilings. $695,000 Julie Rembos/Linda Ohler | 595-1809 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT I Serene views of Venetian Bay from recently updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Granite countertops, wood ooring. $675,000 Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 PARK SHORE COLONADE Delightful villa featuring architectural details such as 10 ceilings, bay windows and 8 doors! Marble ooring. $595,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 MOORINGS COMMODORE CLUB 222 Harbour Drive #108 Oversized boat dock, sun deck, pool, beach and shing pier only steps from your door. Well-maintained. $350,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE Fresh new look! Stunning home to be built. Gorgeous Bay views, 4 ensuite bedrooms, replace, and walk-in wine cellar. $4,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 PARK SHORE Wide west Bay views. 2006 custom built home with 5 ensuite bedrooms, ofce, negative edge pool, dock/hoist. $3,995,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170 MOORINGS 265 Springline Drive Overlooking Compass Cove. Boat lift on bay, sea wall and Gulf access. Negative-edge pool/spa, dream kitchen. $3,695,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OPEN SUN. 1-4 COQUINA SANDS Nestled lakefront 5 blocks to Gulf. Gourmet kitchen, impact glass on windows; innityedge pool with spa. $3,450,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive Luxuriously appointed waterfront villas offer exquisite views from multiple balconies overlooking Moorings Bay and include gourmet kitchen, private pool/spa and deeded boat slips.From $3,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE Waterfront property on Venetian Bay with 116 of water frontage with only 1 bridge to the Gulf. Close to the beach. $2,250,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE New construction courtyard home with 3,940 SF A/C, 4 bedrooms, study, 4 baths including guest cabana; 3-car garage. $2,195,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander DriveTwo blocks to the beach from this beautiful setting. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath is in movein condition. Furnished. $1,295,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE This spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath offers neutral tile in main living areas, newer carpet in bedrooms and is freshly painted. $1,250,000 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583 MOORINGS VILLASOF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 FAIRWAY TERRACE Magnicent 1 & 2-story villas built BCB Homes & designed by Stofft Cooney Architects. Just over $2.1 million Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301OPEN SAT & SUN. 1-4 365 Windward WayAn incredible waterfront homesite. Three bedroom plus den home with Bay views. No bridges to the Gulf.$3,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939649 Bowline DriveFive bedrooms plus den, 5 full baths, 2 half-baths. Home theatre with full bar. Space over the three-car garage.$2,195,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 692 Fairway TerraceThree bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths, and pool. Chefs kitchen. Outdoor screened living room with summer kitchen.$2,149,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 Single Family Homes 2999 Crayton RoadNew construction! Old Florida-style 4 bedroom plus den home with 2-story living room. Pool, spa & outdoor kitchen.$1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939925 Wedge DriveUpdated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Wood oors, mouldings, granite, SS appliances. Cast stone pool deck. Stunning views.$895,000 | Mary Smallwood | 293-0349REDU2807 Crayton RoadOld Florida-style home situated in the heart of the Moorings. Private pool and summer kitchen. Three-car garage.NOW $2,100,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444 REDUCED3396 Crayton RoadSpacious 4 bedroom pool home convenient to the beach or shopping. Corner lot. Renovated in 2001! Private pool area.$849,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494660 Wedge DriveExceptional opportunity. Close to beach. Build a custom home on this south facing lot. Or enjoy home on property.$545,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235SUZANNE 825 Ketch Drive #200Spacious 3 bedroom corner residence. Close to beaches, dining and shopping. Private beach membership available.$295,000 | Robin Weidle | 370-5515ALAMANDA APTS 1964 Alamanda DriveLess than a mile to the Moorings Beach. Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath, new carpet, paint, vanities and xtures.$150,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Condominiums/Villas 5164 Seahorse AvenueWOW! The most spectacular view creating a feeling of total security. Four bedrooms, 2,900 A/C SF.$1,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-74205122 Sand Dollar LaneLarge .34 acre lot is steps to the beach. Current home on property being sold as-is.$545,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 MOORINGS SEAGATE1727 Alamanda DriveFour bedroom, 2 bath pool home. Live close to Lowdermilk Beach Park, shopping and downtown areas! New roof.$515,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231BANYAN CLUB 274 Banyan Blvd. #274This two bedroom, two bath residence offers a spacious screened terrace, open oor plan and fully equipped kitchen. $399,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420266 Yucca RoadFabulous opportunity to build your dream home. Lot size is 113x197x110x195 Close to beaches, shopping and dining. $1,640,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420670 Murex DriveExceptional property located close to beach shopping and more on a lovely street. Build your dream home here.$599,000 | Steve Smiley | 298-4327PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134Long Venetian Bay views, new carpet/paint. Corner 2 bedroom with windows on 3 sides for a light, bright interior.$649,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #4BFabulous location! Three bedrooms, incredible views of Venetian Bay. Steps to beach, ne dining and shopping.$645,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #4ASerene views of Venetian Bay from this rarely offered 3 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence. Steps to beach.$599,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600VILLAS OF PARK SHORE 579 Park Shore DriveCorner residence with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, attached 2-car garage, screened lanai, cathedral ceiling and an interior atrium.$595,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498PELICAN POINT 1 300 Park Shore Drive #3DLovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished residence has wonderful bay views. Stroll to Venetian Village.$545,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600BELAIRAT PARK SHORE 3606 Belair LaneTwo-story, 3 bedroom villa recently staged and now has some pizzazz. Twocar garage and pets with approval.$439,000 | Mimi Straub | 434-2424JACARANDA 4082 Belair Lane #10This 3 bedroom plus glassed-in porch used as den is updated and in excellent condition. Wood and tile ooring.$329,000 | Judy Perry/Penny Lyle | 261-6161LEXINGTON 4022 Belair Lane #9Elegant quiet 55 plus community, close to the beach. This 2nd oor walkup has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Upgrades throughout.$275,000 | Mimi Straub | 434-2424 COQUINA SANDS PARK SHORE Condominiums/Villas Lots
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Luxury residences from the $700s to over $7 million.239.262.5557 www.greyoaks.com Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples 800.294.2426NOW AVAILABLE AvilaMediterranean 3 bedroom villa with private screened outdoor spa in a tropical setting Southern exposure, volume ceilings and close to the clubhouse Many upgrades and beautifully furnished Theres even room in the garage for your own private golf cart Priced at $1,175,000 furnished The EstatesSunlight streams through this magnificent estate home Acre homesite True craftsmanship is evident in the details seen in the flooring, ceilings, and truly custom cabinets Enjoy endless good times outdoors in the spectacular pool with cascading water features, gourmet outdoor kitchen, and warm fireplace Lush romantic landscaping Priced at $4,179,000 The EstatesFormal foyer opens to a marbled gallery Infinity edge solar heated pool, spa, lake and view of the 4th fairway Granite countertops, custom cabinetry, subzero refrigerator, two dishwashers and walk-in pantry Formal library, luxurious master suite and exercise room Separate guest house boasts a large br/bath, living room, kitchen and laundry room Second story apartment with living room, kitchen and br/bath Owner financing available Priced at $3,695,000 furnishedNestled in the heart of the Miramonte neighborhood The beautiful iron and glass front door welcomes you into a home full of designer detailing Southern exposure combined with a lake view assures a bright interior Gourmet kitchen with butlers pantry and adjoining family room leading to the covered lanai The home features 3 bedrooms and 3 and 1 half baths, 2 car plus 1 car garages, abundant use of cast stone, crown moldings and 9-inch baseboards This home is a must see! Priced at $2,495,000 MiramonteElegant coach home with a lovely lake view built by The Newport Companies Majestic 9 ft. mahogany entry door -inch baseboards, crown moldings and gourmet kitchen with natural gas cook-top Priced at $799,900 Traditions HomesiteLocated in the heart of Grey Oaks, quiet and secluded, this lovely homesite with Southeast exposure is a rare find Choose from six approved builders to make your dream home a reality Priced at $650,000 Terra VerdeThis Spacious Mediterranean coach home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms European style cabinets and granite counter tops The family room and living room open to a screened lanai from this location you will enjoy a view of the first fairway of the tropical Palm course Priced at $819,000 furnished AvilaThis 5 bedroom villa home located in the charming Mediterranean neighborhood of Avila This home is professionally decorated with touches of T uscany and exquisite neutral faux finishes The large kitchen has many upgrades and includes a gas range and separate pantry The master and one guest bedroom are located on the first floor with the remaining bedrooms are on the second floor Private lanai and spa are set amidst a landscaped area. Priced at $1,299,000 furniture neg. Newport Companies finished Augusta model 2,533 sq ft of living area 3 bedrooms, 3 and 1 half baths, plus library Tile in living areas and plush carpeting in bedrooms Wood cabinetry with granite countertops Enjoy the view of the lake from your lanai Special inventory pricing Priced at $750,000Traditions A3-101 Built by The Newport Companies 3 bedrooms plus study and 3 and 1 half baths 3,033 sq. ft. Ground floor residence Gourmet kitchen with upgraded Viking appliances Exquisite baths with marble countertops 2 car attached garage with private side entry Priced at $1,445,000 furnishedTraditions B Estate model home by Gulfshore Homes 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths 2nd floor media/ game room situated on .82 acre homesite Luxuriously appointed, extensive ceiling details, dramatic front entry Interior by Decorators Unlimited Architecturally designed pool and spa, outdoor kitchen and fireplace Priced at $5,550,000 furnishedThe Verona Exquisite 2 story home located in the Estates at Grey Oaks Kitchen boasts 2 subzero refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, and Butlers pantry Spacious family room leads to a lanai with fireplace; outdoor kitchen all screened overlooking a Tuscan villa style pool Superb landscaping sets off this beautiful Italian architecturePriced at $4,400,000Breathtaking view of lake and Botanical Island Quality 4 bedrooms, 5.2 baths custom home, features a large gourmet Kitchen with gas cooking, two sub-zero refrigerators and freezers, and two Asko Dishwashers Outdoor kitchen with fireplace, oversized pool, pool bath and marble floors, includes A/C unit for each garage and three A/C units with 8 zones for the homePriced at $3,695,000 furniture neg.Built by Harwick on 1 1/2 lots overlooking water and golf Pool and spa with summer kitchen and fireplace 1,100 bottle wine cellar, and step down bar Saturina flooring in main living area and hardwood flooring in childrens bedrooms Dramatic ceilings and architectural detail throughout 5 bedrooms with 4 full and 2 half baths Priced at $5,899,000 The Estates Banyan Island The Estates of Estuary Model OpenAvilaMediterranean architecture found in this 3 bedroom, den, loft, 3 and one half bath villa home 2-story foyer with dramatic staircase Easy access from the large family room and living room to the pool, patio, and rear garden area Expansive homesite allows for a large pool and back yard Solid core raised panel doors with detailed molding, 12 inch baseboards, double crown molding, cobblestone drive ways Priced at $1,399,999 furniture neg. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009WEEK at-a-glance No standard 4-H fareSee what wines won awards at the Florida State Fair. C26 Welcome back, Jack The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra brings Jack Everly back to the podium for Pops #3, and Peg Longstreth couldnt be more pleased. C5 A sure thing See who saw Doubt and who was out and about at other society to-dos around town. C23, 24 & 25 Get yourself to Anything Goes Nancy Stetson says The Naples Players get it right with the popular Cole Porter classic. C8 new Andy Warhol exhibition makes its Florida debut at The von Liebig Art Center this week.Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends presents works spanning Mr. Warhols career from the 1950s through 1986 and features key pieces from landmark series such as Endangered Species, Flowers, Jews of the Twentieth Century, Myths, Muhammad Ali and Space Fruits. The exhibition also includes two of Mr. Warhols most famous pieces: a portrait of Marilyn Monroe and Campbells Soup I (Cream of Mushroom).Part of the Bank of America Art Exhibition Program, which enables museums to borrow complete or customized exhibitions from the banks corporate collection, the show will be at The von Liebig from March 13 through May 3. Bank of America developed its art exhibition program with two main themes in mind: community and access. What better representation of accessible art than an Andy Warhol exhibition, whose works are some of the most Why does Lee Wilkins, a student of three of the finest violin teachers in the world and a senior professor at Eastman School of Music, perform on the musical saw and the strumpet? And why does he insist on decomposing Mozart and Beethoven? Maybe the wacky musician Spike Jones motivated Mr. Wilkins, or perhaps Peter Schickles P.D.Q. Bach inspired his to bring more humor to classical music. Whatever the case might be, the Naples Orchestra and Chorus welcomes Mr. Wilkins and his musical saw, his strumpet, his bag of musical tricks and, of course, his violin, to help celebrate NOCs 15th anniversary next week. The program, titled Music, Mirth and Memories, will include several of Mr. Wilkins creative decompositions of orchestral classics, including: The Bottom of the Ninth! adapted from Beethoven and orchestranged with Take Me Out to the Ballgame Who Spiked Mozart? Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in the style of Spike Jones Symphony No. Neine by Yura Dumpkoff, decomposed in the style of Klezmer music A Whiter Shade of Pale, inspired by J.S. Bach Taco-Bell Canon, with apologies to Johann Pachelbel Mr. Wilkins has studied with Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLaly and Josef Gingold and has performedAWARHOLandyportfolios go on view at von Liebig BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Marilyn, 1967 and Muhammad Ali, 1978 by Andy Warhol will be on display at The von Liebig from March 14 to May 3. O N LOAN FROM TH E B E ANK F OF O AM AM ERI R CA CORPORATIO N SEE ORCHESTRA C4 SEE WARHOL C4 BY ARLENE YEDID_____________________Special to Florida WeeklyNaples Orchestra and Chorus celebrates 15 years COURTESY PHOTOConductor Robert Herrema
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com On the final day of my four-week stint in Guatemala, I progressed through the tearful goodbyes that seem to bookend every extended sojourn. First it was my Spanish school classmates, two American girls with whom Id consumed vast amounts of Guatemalan coffee, cementing our friendship with slices of macadamia pie. On the cobbled streets in front of my rented room, we hugged our farewells. The airport shuttle pulled up to the house, unexpectedly on time (this was Central America, after all). I rushed to collect my luggage then said a quick adios to my host family with more tears and a single kiss on the cheek, Guatemalan style. My Canadian friend and housemate Jack, whose AA meetings and affection for the underbelly of Guatemala helped me discover a different side of the country, accompanied me to the airport. When we said goodbye, I hesitated, unsure how to approach the cross-border North American send-off. Jack stuck out his hand, a gesture that felt strangely formal. After all, we had shared a bathroom (no delicate feat given the intestinal ups and downs of the last month) and seen each others underwear drying on the clotheslines. In response to his outstretched hand, I opened my arms. This is how we say goodbye in the U.S., I said. Jack opened his arms too and we hugged for the space of several heartbeats. It was a brief touch but still strangely intimate, and I realized it was the most physical contact we had shared during my entire stay in Guatemala. In America especially, where we are forever surrounded by the press of people, it is easy to forget how little we are touched. True, we hug hello when it has been awhile and, yes, we hug goodbye when absence stretches before us, but even these gestures are wrappedup with the back pat, that universal signal that its time to finish the body touch-The feel of a body SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS g th u In o U ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org ... but even these gestures are wrapped-up with the back pat, that universal signal that its time to finish the body touching and re-establish personal space.ing and re-establish personal space. In France, where an entire culture is based around seduction, they favor the two-cheek kiss, not just for serious greetings and goodbyes, but for every hello and see-you-later. French people kiss before movies and after coffee, when they meet up for a cigarette or go out to a bar. To Americans, it can feel shockingly forward, but I sometimes wonder if we couldnt use more of this casual touching in our own physically standoffish culture. I remember reading an article about how best to help a friend who has recently lost a spouse. One of the answers: Give him or her a gift certificate for a massage. How true, I thought. Those of us in relationships with its hand-holding and couch-cuddling easily forget the physical wasteland of being single in America. In Guatemala, people prefer the single-cheek kiss and considerably more warmth in their physical gestures. During a museum visit, one of my teachers looped an arm around my shoulders and pulled me in for a quick hug. Ill miss you when you leave, he said. It was a casual gesture sprung from a place of friendship, but still my body sizzled where our skin touched. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 recognizable in the world, said Lillian Lambrechts, BOA senior vice president and manager of the program. Warhol became the art itself in many ways, Ms. Lambrechts, who curated the exhibition, added.Art in the everydayMr. Warhols art is unique in the way anyone can enjoy and connect with it, regardless of their art knowledge. As an illustrator he knew how to create an image connecting directly to the viewer and life on Main Street, Ms. Lambrechts said. We look forward to helping a new generation of viewers connect with him by making his work accessible to the Naples community. Using mass production techniques to create his works, Mr. Warhol erased the distinctions between fine and pop art. From household objects to Hollywood starlets, his subjects captured the essence of American culture. He challenged traditional boundaries of the practice of art, blurring the lines between art, business and life. He turned everyday life into art and art into a way to live the everyday collecting, documenting, reproducing, experimenting and collaborating with the people, places and things around him. For example, his Flowers series infused the tradition of floral still-life painting with artificial, acid-colored abstractions of the natural world. Critic David Bourdon has written that the Flowers appear to float right off the canvas, like cut-out gouaches by Matisse set adrift on Monets lily pond. His Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century series ranges from Gertrude Stein and George Gershwin to the relatively obscure Louis Brandeis and Martin Buber. The Campbells Soup Can image in the exhibition is just one of 32 Mr. Warhol created and may be the most recognizable work in the show. We elected to present Andy Warhols work because he is one of the most famous American artists of the 20th Century, said Jack OBrien, curator at The von Liebig Art Center. He explored so many issues in American life, such as the role of fame and consumerism. His screen prints were created in the New York studio he called the Factory. His ideas and designs were given to studio assistants, who made the editions. Warhols work plays on the idea of mass production. His prints were turned out like consumer goods on an assembly line. The prints in the Bank of America exhibition demonstrate many aspects of Mr. Warhols art, including his brilliance as a colorist. He transformed photographic imagery through color, design, form, and multiples. Because of the infinite possibilities of printmaking, his portfolios contain a vast array of techniques, from collage and drawing to the use of diamond dust.Lecture, preview reception, etc.Art dealer Alan Brown, a Naples resident who worked at galleries beginning in the 1960s and owned his own gallery in Westchester County, N.Y., met Mr. Warhol on several occasions and collects early works by the artist. I started following his work in the 1960s when he was doing his films and was out and about in New York City, Mr. Brown said, adding, He was always viewed as an important artist by major critics, museums and art historians. Mr. Brown will present a lecture about Mr. Warhol and the portfolios exhibition from 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 13, at The von Liebig. The lecture is $20 for Naples Art Association members and $25 for the general public, and includes refreshments and the first view of the exhibition. Reservations are encouraged but not required by calling 262-6517, ext. 102. A preview reception for Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends as well as the Naples Art Association Student Exhibition and the Members Gallery exhibition will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13. The catered opening reception is free for Naples Art Association members and $10 for non-members. Complimentary docent tours of the exhibition will be available at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, March 14, 21 and 28 and April 4, 18 and 25. Exhibition sponsors are Quarles and Brady, The Naples Daily News, Comcast, Sunny 106 and WAVV 101.1. The von Liebig Art Center at 585 Park St. is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and older. For more information, call 2626517. If you go>>What: Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends >>When: March 13-May 3 >>Where: The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St. >>Alan Brown lecture and exhibit tour: 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 13; $20 for Naples Art Association members, $25 for others >>Preview reception: 5:30-7:30 Friday March 13; free for NAA members, $10 for others >>Regular gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; suggested donation $5 for adults, $2 for children 10 and older >>Complimentary docent tours: 11 a.m. Saturdays, March 14, 21 and 28 and April 4, 18 and 25 >>Information: 262-6517 or www.naplesart.orgWARHOLFrom page 1as a classical violin soloist around the world for events and programs as diverse as the 350th anniversary of Harvard University and Garrison Keillors A Prairie Home Companion. NOC Musical Director Robert Dale Herrema will conduct Mr. Wilkins and the orchestra and chorus in its anniversary performances at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the auditorium at Golden Gate High School. Although admission is free, donations will be welcome. The NOC was founded in 1993 by Ralph Stewart, a choral conductor, author, politician and diplomat who serving in the Canadian Parliament for 11 years. When he and his wife retired to Naples, they recognized the need for a community orchestra and chorus. The ensemble I Musici Di Napoli (Naples Orchestra and Chorus) was founded to provide affordable classical music to everyone and to offer professional and non-professional musicians the opportunity to continue their musical pursuits. After Mr. Stewarts death in 2004, pianist and conductor Richard Holmberg began his tenure by conducting the NOC at Mr. Stewarts memorial service. Mr. Herrema stepped up as music director this year and has raised the ensemble to new heights of musicianship, as audiences will witness during the 15th anniversary celebration concerts. For information, call 445-1912 or 775-8460. ORCHESTRAFrom page 1 You Are Invited to a Presentationat the INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CENTER by JUAN MONTOYAWorld-Renowned Designer and Interior Design 2008 Hall of Fame Inductee Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. Open to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available. Thursday, March 19, 2009Presentation by Juan Montoya: 2 3 p.m.Fundamental Design Currents for Real Living Free admission.Meet Juan Montoya at the Book Signing Reception: 3 4 p.m.Reception tickets are $25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Wine and hors doeuvres will be served. Mr. Montoyas design book, Juan Montoya, will be available for purchase* or you can bring your personal copy for autographing.* While supplies last.Please RSVP to (239) 390-8207.Juan Montoya is one of the most acclaimed and prolic interior designers in the world today. Highly praised as a truly original thinker, Mr. Montoya was recently inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. His client roster encompasses leaders from the worlds of commerce and diplomacy for whom he has designed residential and business interiors. Mr. Montoya was the artistic design director for the International Design Center and the award-winning Beach Clubhouse at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.
WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com THE MUSIC GOURMET Mention the name Jack Everly, and any regular pops attendee at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts ought to respond instantly with the three Es associated with his name: Excellence. Excitement. Extravagance. That pretty well sums up every overthe-top program the Hoosier-born maestro has created, enjoying nonstop kudos throughout the world in the process. Imagine being so good youre hired by Mikhail Baryshnikov freshly out of college. Thats how Indiana University grad Everly began his career: as artistic director for the legendary ballet dancer. Not exactly a bad beginning. Literally thousands of productions later, he changed direction, quickly becoming equally acclaimed as director for hits such as Marvin Hamlischs Theyre Playing Our Song and A Chorus Line and Carol Channings Hello, Dolly! He had his talented mind and hands in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and has conducted some of the greats from all genre of music, including Pinchas Zukerman, Sandi Patty, Marilyn Horne and Bernadette Peters, to name but a few. He serves as principal pops conductor for The Indianapolis Symphony, The Baltimore Symphony and The National Arts Centre in Ottawa. And hes been music director for the Symphonic Pops Consortium since he created it in 1998. So, what should audiences expect from Everly and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra during their seven performances of Pops #3 Viva Las Vegas at the Phil this week? I guarantee edge-of-your-seat action and high-voltage entertainment, with great arrangements, great entertainers and the NPO at its absolute best (something Everly always manages to accomplish from the moment he hops onto the podium and lifts his baton). Itll be a visual and auditory smorgasbord of highly recognizable tunes (New York, New York, I Gotta Be Me, Luck Be A Lady Tonight, Fly Me to the Moon, Ive Got You Under My Skin), Vegas-style showgirls strutting their stuff, a cadre of exciting vocalists and even Mr. Showmanship himself, Liberace (performed by Martin Price). Throughout its schedule of Pops #3 Viva Las Vegas, the NPO is joining more than 200 orchestras across the country in the Orchestras Feeding America Food Drive. The orchestra is collecting canned goods and non-perishable items at the Phil for distribution to local charitable organizations. The nationwide food drive is under way in conjunction with the release of The Soloist, the film based on the true story of a Juilliard-trained cellist with schizophrenia who becomes homeless and is helped by a Los Angeles Times columnist. Pops #3 Viva Las Vegas will be presented at 8 p.m. March 12-14 and also at 2 p.m. March 14-15. Food donations will be welcome at each performance. If you dont have a ticket for Pops #3 but would still like to participate in the food drive, donations can be dropped off in front of the lobby, near the box office, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. through March 15. When you call for Pops #3 tickets, go ahead and purchase some for the NPOs remaining Everly extravaganza of this season: Pops #4 Hollywood Epics will be performed April 28 through May 3. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Conductor Jack Everly back at the Phil for Pops #3 PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.comConductor Jack Everly 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 a w h o b ecomes b y a Los An g e V egas will be M arc h 12-14 an d -15. Foo d d ona e at e ac h nt have ut t t t u t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t ri ve pp ed o ff near the a.m. and 8 p.m. ops #3 tickets, e some f or the y extravaganza # 4 Hollywood r med A p ril 28 ongstreth was musician. She dberg Art GalCo nd uc to r J ac k E ver ly >>What: Pops #3 Viva Las Vegas >>Who: Jack Everly conducting the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra >>When: 8 p.m. March 12-14 and 2 p.m. March 14-15 >>Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples >>Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org If you go
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Jekyll & Hyde TheatreZone presents the musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde at 8 p.m. March 12-14 and at 2 p.m. March 15 in the The G&L Theatre at The Community School, 13275 Livingston Road, Naples. Tickets: $35-$40; (888) ZONE-FLA or www. theatrezone-florida.com. Anything Goes The Naples Players present Anything Goes through April 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre. Cole Porters sublime 1930s musical crams a world of joyous archetypes aboard the oceanliner S.S. America and then lets them collide happily. Tickets: $35 (adults), $10 (students); 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. Wicked The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents the Broadway blockbuster Wicked through March 29. (800) 440-7469 or 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Little Shop of Horrors Sanibels Schoolhouse Theater presents the gleefully gruesome musical Little Shop of Horrors March 12-April 4. 472-6862 or theschoolhousetheater.com. Shakespeare Abridged TheFriday, Mar. 13 Saturday, Mar. 14 Sunday, Mar. 15 This weeks symphony, ballet and opera Thursday, Mar. 12 atre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) March 19-April 11. Three actors cram all 37 plays and 154 sonnets by William Shakespeare into two acts. The theater is at 2711 Park Windsor Dr. #302, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org. ZAP ZAP! lights up audiences at Florida Repertory Theatres Lunchbox Theatre Series at 11 a.m. Saturdays through April 11 at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Tickets for $12 include a boxed lunch from Jasons Deli and an interactive workshop with the cast. www.floridarep.org or 332-4488. All Shook Up Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in FortMyers presents All Shook Up through April 11. This musical comedy combines Elvis hits with a whole new story full of twists and turns. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. 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. Art Festival The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts the Bonita Springs National Art Festival continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 992-1213. Music in the Wild The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation hosts a musical afternoon with Jack Williams. Cost: $15. 472-2329 or www.jackwilliamsmusic.com. Save the Tiger The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University presents a screening of Save the Tiger at 3 p.m. at the universitys Naples Center. The movies starts Jack Lemmon in his Academy Award-winning performance as a desperate small business owner compelled to betray his personal values and integrity in order to rescue his company from bankruptcy. A discussion about business ethics will follow with Donald Pomerantz moderating. Jose Carreras Spanish tenor Jos Carreras, one of the most revered opera singers of his generation, will perform for one night only at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets: $135. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Book signing Naples resident Joe Carufe will talk about and sign copies of his first novel, Repeat Business from 2-4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops. Pops #3 Take a spin on a musical roulette wheel when conductor Jack Everly leads the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in Pops #3 Viva Las Vegas! March 12-15 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The cast of high rollers, showgirls and celebrities includes stars from Broadway and the Vegas Strip, along with Martin Preston as the legendary Liberace. Tickets: $74. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Rigoletto Opera Naples performs Giuseppe Verdis Rigoletto in the Performing Arts Hall at Gulf Coast High School the evening of March 13 and the afternoon of March 15. 1-800771-1041 or www.operanaples.com. Gulf Coast Symphony The Gulf Coast Symphony presents American Icons the evening of March 14 at Anderson Theater at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers. Tickets: $10-$20 (free for those younger than 18). Call 481-4849 or visit www.gulfcoastsymphony. org. Miami City Ballet The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents the Miami City Ballet Program II: In the Night, the company premiere of Jerome Robbins masterpiece, March 17-18. The dreamy, romantic work is danced by three couples, after dark, to Chopins Nocturnes. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org.legendary Liberace. Tickets: $74. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. New Kids The New Kids On The Block perform at Esteros Germain Arena. Reserved seats: $67; www.ticketmaster.com. Art & Antiques The 28th annual Art & Antiques Show at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church takes place March 12-14. Admission: $20 per person. 262-0353 or www. naplesantiquesshow.org. Antiques Show Preview A preview party for the fourth annual Naples Womans Club Antiques Show takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Naples Womans Club, 570 Park St. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 262-6331 or www.napleswomansclub.org. Antiques Show The fourth annual Naples Womans Club Antiques Show is held at the Naples Womans Club, 570 Park Street, March 13-15. Tickets: $7. 262-6331 or www. napleswomansclub.org. The Duprees BIG Arts on Sanibel presents The Duprees at 8 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Tickets: $41 floor, $46 loge. 395-0900, info@BIGARTS.org or www.BIGARTS.org. Magic in the Air The Naples Magic Festival starring Master Magician John Calvert takes place March 13-14 at the Norris Center as a benefit for Naples Publick Theatre: Free Shakespeare In The Park. A 10-minute TV flashback will be shown of Mr. Calvert cutting Red Skelton in half. Other performers include Billy Ray, The Trailer Trash Magician and Ariel and Damara, The Magic of Twins. 213-3049 Talent Night Six Degrees Exhibitions presents free Talent Night from 8:30-11 p.m. Microphones and amps are provided; leave your gear at home. Six Degrees is at 1100 Sixth Avenue South, Suites 2&3, Naples. 331-2678. 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. 90 Minute Swashbuckling Show www.PiecesOfEight.com Holiday & Birthday Parties, Field Trips & Private Charters Available Call for Schedule, Reservations Required 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: COURTESY PHOTOOpera Naples performs Giuseppe Verdis Rigoletto. Art Festival The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts the Bonita Springs National Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14-15 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 992-1213. Blues Fest The third annual Bonita Blues Festival brings a host of foot-stompin performers to Riverside Park on Old 41. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 day of the show. 947-0715 or www.bonitablues.com Art Lecture Thomas Hoving, author and former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, present an illustrated lecture, The Art Forgeries Around Us, at 10 a.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Cost: $32. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org Joey Gilmore will preform at the Bonita Blues Festival. 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WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Lunch Lecture The Naples Art Association hosts Lunch With the Arts at The von Liebig Art Center. The series will present Peabody Award-winning radio broadcaster Michael Lasser. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. Two-Part Class The Movies That Changed Hollywood, a two-part class, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 16, and Monday, April 6, in the Toni Stabile Building at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets: $64. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Garrison Keillor The Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts An Evening with Garrison Keillor. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. St. Patricks Day Parade The Downtown Naples Merchants Association loves a parade, and so will shoppers and strollers along Fifth Avenue South from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For the nighttime crowd, the luck o the Irish celebration continues until midnight at Sugden Plaza. Diane Schuur The Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur 6 and 8:30 p.m. March 17-18 in Daniels Pavilion. 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. Evening With The Art League of Bonita Springs presents An Evening With... Suncoast Brass Quintet Celebrates from 7-9 p.m. From light and breezy to bold and brassy, enjoy the sounds of Jamie Marshall on trombone, Al Mitchell on French Horn, Thomas Kracmer on tuba and Alan Klispie and Cindy Scaruffi-Klispie on trumpets. Five of the areas talented brass musicians on one stage. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Salute to the Stars The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Michael Feinsteins Salute to the Stars of MGM in Hollywood, a tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals featuring two of the classic stars who made the films great, Vic Damone and Arlene Dahl, performing with Mr. Feinstein. The event includes remembrances and stories along with classic film clips. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Upcoming events Ongoing events Ikebana The Naples Chapter 160 of Ikebana International hosts its annual Japanese floral arts exhibit, Entering Spring, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at St. Katherines Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Road. Admission: $2 per person, children free. www.ikebananaples.com or 793-4536. George Benson The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents George Benson: An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole, Friday, March 20. The renowned jazz guitarist/vocalist will perform some of Mr. Coles timeless classics, along with some of his own hits. 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. Proceeds benefit the programs of Grace Place for Children and Families. 4552707 or www.graceplacenaples.org. Linda Eder The Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Linda Eder, one of the countrys great solo voices, Sunday, March 22. A concert hall favorite, Broadway star (Jekyll & Hyde) and hit recording artist, Ms. Eder has captivated audiences around the world with her repertoire of standards, pop hits, show tunes and original compositions. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Scout Salute The Naples Area Boy Scouts are holding A Toast for Leadership Salute to Scouting, a wine and food tasting from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Bayfront. Tickets: $50 in advance and $60 the day of the event. 936-8072, ext.112, or www.SWFLCouncilBSA.org. Paul Anka The Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts An Evening with Paul Anka Saturday, March 21. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Musical Triumph The Southwest Florida Symphony performs Musical Triumph Saturday, March 21, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. The program features Handels Royal Fireworks Music and Haydns Lord Nelson Mass. 418-1500 or e-mail tickets@ swflso.org. Ave Maria Festival Artists and performers will be part of the second annual Ave Maria Festival of the Arts starting at noon Sunday, March 22. Sculptor Mrton Vr will demonstrate Solo Exhibit Art Modern Gallery, 751 12th Avenue South, presents an exhibition of works by Captiva Island artist Stella Farwell through March 28. 263-1137, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.artmoderngallery.com Circus Sarasota Floridas Circus Sarasota performs matinee and evening shows under the Big Top at Gulf Coast Town Center through Sunday, March 29. Tickets start at $10. www. CircusSarasota.org or (877) 355-9805. Schwartz Exhibit The Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University presents an exhibition of works by painter and printmaker Carl E. Schwartz in the FGCU Library Gallery through March 22. The show is free and open to the public. 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu. edu. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and visit the shops and galleries around Third Street South in Naples. Chef Market The Bayfront Chefs Market is held the third Wednesday of the month from 4-8 p.m. 2003477 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! Tuesday, Mar. 17 Monday, Mar. 16 Wednesday, Mar. 18 Thursday, Mar. 19 how he is creating a 50-ton marble sculpture that will adorn the faade of the Ave Maria Oratory. Events include a dinner theater at which Ave Maria University students will perform Oklahoma! 280-2500 or www.aveherald.com. Classic Operas The Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts the Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Pagliacci (Clowns), tales of seduction, betrayal and murder, Monday, March 23. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Broadway Stars The Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts An Evening with Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin Tuesday, March 24. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Dinner With Friends The Naples Players perform Dinner With Friends March 25-April 18 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South. Tickets: $20/ adults, $10/students. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Into the Woods KidzAct Youth Theater of the Naples Players performs Into the Woods Jr. March 30-31 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents George Benson: An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole, Friday, March 20.COURTESY PHOTO
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 COURTESY PHOTO Jim Corsica as Moonface Martin, public enemy #13, is happy to be surrounded by lovelies. ARTS COMMENTARY If youre a regular theatergoer, odds are good youve seen Anything Goes perhaps more than once. After all, there was a moment when it seemed to be playing here almost every year: The Naples Dinner Theatre put on a production, as did the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. A national touring company even came through with a production. This season, The Naples Players throw their sailor hat into the ring, presenting Anything Goes as their mid-season musical extravaganza. And this production does not disappoint. The community troupe has obviously gone all out, with a cast of more than three dozen and a nine-piece orchestra. Even before the curtain rises, you know this is going to be a big production: Scenic designer Matt Flynn created a screen filled with Art Deco mermaids and mermen and the hull of a ship bearing down upon the audience. While the orchestra plays the overture, show credits run on the ships sail, which acts as a movie screen. (Note the film sprockets at the top of the sail.) The show, of course, is a vehicle for Cole Porters delightful songs: I Get a Kick Out of You, Its De-Lovely, Youre the Top, Friendship, All Through the Night, and Anything Goes. The plot, which has gone through at least three rewritings and is the cumulative work of six people, is ridiculously flimsy and non-essential. Its mainly one-liners, in the style of vaudeville. Some hit their mark, some dont. Many of the lines have been around forever yet still coaxed laughs from the audience at the Sugden the night I attended. Some of the best lines, however, seemed to fly over the heads of the audience. (I laughed alone when one character said to another, a gangster dressed up as a priest, Thanks, youre one hell of a Christian.) And it must have been an audience filled with Midwesterners, because no one seemed to find the name Murray Hill Flowers even when its explained its a name taken from the phone book funny. Murray Hill is a neighborhood in Manhattan, and its the name of a business, not a person. (Though now its also the name of a New York drag king.) If you care to know the plot: Billy (James Little) stows aboard the S.S. American because hes in love with Hope (Laura Needle). But Hope is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Mark Vanagas) and denying her feelings for Billy. Billys boss (Bill Ziff-Levine) is onboard, as are two gangsters in disguise, Moonface Martin (Jim Corsica) and Erma (Jessica Walck). The latter two try to keep Billy from his boss and from being recognized by the crew. Reno Sweeney (Mary Anne McAvoy McKerrow), a nightclub singer/evangelist, is also onboard, and even though shes in love with Billy herself, she decides to help him. There are also chorus girls (the hilariously misnamed Purity, Virtue, Chastity and Charity), sailors, FBI agents and passengers, who all run about the ship in a perpetual state of frenzy. But the musical numbers are exquisite. Director Dallas Dunnagan and musical director Charles Fornara obviously took great care in casting the show and in making the music and lyrics its most prominent feature. The spoken lines might be thrown away, and not always delivered with the best comedic timing, but the songs! Oh, the songs are divine. This cast lovingly sings the lyrics, putting across every clever Cole Porter line as if it had never been sung before. Ms. McAvoy McKerrow is an excellent actress, playing the role of Reno with perpetual bemusement and sophistication. Though she has a great voice, however, she lacks the physical and vocal heft of a belter. It wouldve been wonderful to see someone plant their feet and belt out Blow, Gabriel, Blow with a voice that could raise the dead. (And in fact, when her microphone wasnt turned on for a couple of lines, Ms. McAvoy McKerrows voice was lost in the sea of other voices.) But the slim actress knows how to put across a song, whether its a love song with Mr. Little (Youre the Top) or a silly song such as Friendship, sung with Mr. Corsica. It takes a certain comedic talent to present such songs, and Ms. McAvoy McKerrow and Mr. Corsica do so with perfect goofiness. Almost every musical number brings the house down. Ms. Needle is touching in Its De-Lovely and Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye, and Ms. Walck is full of sassy sexiness in Buddie Beware. Mr. Vanagas has wowed in previous productions, especially as the emcee in n t h (J A (L L NancySTETSON email@example.com Anything Goes: Its de-lightful! The Naples Players recent Cabaret. In Anything Goes, he plays a foppish British lord fascinated with American sayings. In all previous productions of this musical, Ive found this character annoying and cringe-inducing. But Mr. Vanagas understands the character and plays him with perfect pitch and believability, seducing the audience with his silliness. And in his duet with Ms. McAvoy McKerrow, The Gypsy in Me, in which he stomps his feet, dances a tango and pretends to be a bull, he has the audience eating out of his hand. From the very beginning, Mr. Little, with old-fashioned movie star looks and boyish vulnerability, has the audience cheering for him to win the girl. His high tenor notes on Easy to Love tug at the heart. And kudos to choreographer Dawn Lebrecht, who has somehow made these non-dancers almost as graceful as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in some numbers and transformed them into spirited, tap-dancing fools in others. (I especially liked Frances Maslowskis surprising turn in the spotlight.) Dot Auchmoodys costumes are also noteworthy, with variations on a redwhite-and-blue theme. Mr. Flynns ship is sturdy, and his sets of individual cabins are perfect, with stripes of deepening blues, a rounded silver outline to suggest a hull, and even choppy waves outside. And for the Blow, Gabriel, Blow number hes created a simple, yet sophisticated Art Deco set. >>What: Anything Goes >>When: through April 4 >>Where: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples >>Cost: $35 ($10 for students) >>Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org If you go Special care has been taken with this musical, and it shows in the details: the cut of the costumes, the ships logo repeated on the sailor outfits and on the food carts. However, the performance I saw contained numerous small glitches. More than one characters hat fell off. A handkerchief was accidentally dropped (and picked up by another dancer). And a male character developed an unfortunate split in the crotch of his pants right before a big dance number. The show also had sound problems throughout the night. The mics faded in and out; the person behind the soundboard was consistently late with turning on actors microphones. The volume was also not loud enough; people around me complained of not being able to hear all the dialogue or lyrics. And with Cole Porters wonderfully witty lyrics, you dont want to miss a single word. Regardless, Anything Goes is a big love letter to a time of class, sophistication and urbane wit. Yes, its the top, its de-lovely, its not to be missed.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Clients who wish to make a meaningful philanthropic gift to support changing local needs should consider an unrestricted gift to a community foundation.One of the most lasting and powerful ways a donor can support a local community is through an unrestricted gift to a community foundation, says Dottie Gerrity, a donor and past board chair of the Community Foundation of Collier County. The value of endowed unrestricted gifts is that they are perpetual lasting many years beyond a donors lifetime and they are managed by a skilled group of community guardians to meet unanticipated community needs. Mrs. Gerrity and her husband Bob started the Gerrity Family Fund in 2002. Each year, 5 percent of the balance of the unrestricted fund is pooled with the foundations other unrestricted funds and directed by a committee of community volunteers to nonprofit organizations as grants. Unrestricted funds are essential resources for a community foundation because todays most pressing issues are not likely to be tomorrows needs. For a donor, an unrestricted gift gives a greater opportunity to support the community they live in. An unrestricted gift will help solve future unknown problems, says Mary George, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County. Things change, she says, adding one of the first community foundations in the country started from an unrestricted donor bequest, and its first grant was to help widows of drivers of horse and buggy accidents. That was a very important issue at the time, but obviously not today, Ms. George says. An unrestricted fund gave their board the power to redirect funds to other pressing community needs. If you or your clients are considering leaving a charitable legacy, an unrestricted gift to a community foundation might be the best way for them to continue to provide significant support to the community no matter how needs evolve in the future. With assets of more than $51 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985, the foundation and its fund holders have granted $30 million back to our community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.Unrestricted funds can support a communitys changing needs tables chairs sofas dressers desks artwork accessories NO NEED TO SHOP ANYWHERE ELSEGreat selection of home accents, framed art, lamps, mirrors . Living room sets, bedding, headboards, dining room tables, bar stools . End tables, coffee tables, night stands, consoles . .Visit us in our new location!Twice the Space.Greater Selection.764 9th Street North Naples, FL 34102 239.263.0717 www.conservancy.org Monday-Saturday 10am 4pm BEST VALUES! UPSCALE RESALE Furniture & More PUZZLE ANSWERS The Baby Basics FundEstablished 2005Eight concerned citizens have found an innovative way to fulfill their vision of a Collier County chapter of Baby Basics Inc.By making good use of the community foundations 501(c)3 status and using the administrative resources of the foundation, this dedicated group is able to ensure that 100 percent of all contributions go directly to those who need help: the babies of working poor families.Baby Basics Inc. was founded in 1992 in Ridgewood, N.J., and now flourishes throughout the country. Its goal is to provide diapers and emotional support and care to babies and their families twice a month. Children covered by the program range in age from newborn FOCUS ON FOUNDATION FUND HOLDERS to 3 years. Dedication to children and their needs is a priority, and the Community Foundation of Collier County is thrilled to help support in such an endeavor. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ART SHOWS AROUND TOWN Pastels are all the rage at Bonita art centerThe Southwest Florida Pastel Society presents its annual Members Show at the Art League of Bonita Springs through March 30. Artists from Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties display a variety of pastel paintings including portraiture, still life and landscapes, abstract and non-representational works. The Pastel Society is a nonprofit organization that fosters an appreciation for the pastel medium and provides educational opportunities for adults and youth in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Hours at the Art League of Bonita Springs are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday. The center is at 26100 Old 41 in Bonita Springs. For Iranian-American contemporary artist at Art Modern Gallery for two-day show Yellow Lily, Jackie Moore, 2008 Best in ShowCOURTESY PHOTOmore information, call 495-8989 or visit www.artcenterbonita.org. For information about the Southwest Floirda Pastel Society, e-mail Ann Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Iranian-American artist Freydoon Rassouli will visit Naples for a twoday show at Art Modern Gallery on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18. The artist will attend a reception at Bamboo Caf from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 (reservations requested). Mr. Rassoulis contemporary painting technique, called fusionart, is inspired by mystical visions of universal unity and poetry. His dreamlike images are constructed of vibrant colors and swirling circular energy depicting surreal images. He has created several public murals in the Los Angeles area, notably the landmark Angel of Unity, a 55-foot-by-1,100-foot-wide mural in Venice, Calif. For additional information or reservations to the opening reception at Bamboo Caf, call 643-6177. Art Modern Gallery is at 751 12th Avenue South. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. An exhibit of Polaroid transfers by photographer Constance Parry hangs in the lobby of the Marco Island Executive Airport through June. After photographing her subjects, Ms. Parry exposes color slide images onto Polaroid film and then uses the emulsion to transfer an image onto hot-pressed watercolor paper. No two images are ever the same. A partnership between the United Arts Council of Collier County and airport management, the show is open to the public. Red Poppies, Constance Parry COURTESY PHOTOSEE ART SHOWS, C16 The Florist, Freydoon RassouliThe Kiss, Freydoon Rassouli
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C16 WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Take a Risk, an exhibit of works by Sharon Erbe and Tammra Sigler, opens at Sweet Art Gallery with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 13. The public is welcome. Ms. Erbe, who divides her time between Naples and Taos, N.M., paints flamboyant Caribbean dancers and color-splashed market scenes. A bold approach to color, coupled with a loose, spontaneous style, give her art a sensuality and vibrancy that commands attention and also reflects her lifetime love of music and dance. What intrigues me, she says, is capturing the essence of culturally diverse, ethnic people as a metaphor for the indomitable human spirit. Her paintings hang in private collections throughout the United States and Europe and in the permanent collection at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples. Ms. Sigler has painted and taught in the Baltimore/Washington area for 45 years and has resided in Naples for the past eight years. Her provocative paintings and fresh monotypes can be found in the permanent collections of The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her works are in many private collections both nationally and internationally and have been selected twice for the national publication New American Painting by Open Studio Press. She paints and teaches at The von Liebig Art Center and in her studio at 5760 Shirley St. in Naples. In addition to Sweet Art Gallery, she is represented by J.L. Pierce Fine Art in Baltimore. In her most recent work for the Sweet Art exhibition, Ms. Sigler continues to deal with issues that have always been her concerns: paint, color, form, relationships, juxtaposition, irony, play, randomness, whimsy and, always, the mark. Sweet Art Gallery is at 2054 Trade Center Way. Call 597-2110 or visit www. thesweetartgallery.com. Sweet Art Gallery showcases Sharon Erbe, Tammra Sigler 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* ART SHOWS P.T.s Blues, Sharon ErbeThe Day John Kennedy Died, Tammra Sigler Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comVisit www.FloridaWeekly.com and click on subscribe or Call 239.333.2135.You can have a one year mailed subscription of Florida Weekly for onlyDid you know? $2995PER YEAR Upscale Dining on the East Trail Steaks & Seafood with an Italian touch Saturday & Sunday Brunch & Breakfast 10-2Early Bird Specials 3-5pm Daily Karaoke Wed./Sun. Buzz Time Trivia in Lounge NOW Serving Dinner on Sundays until 9:00 (formerly KJs) Billy BridgerSaturdays 6-9pm Lounge 4221 Tamiami Trail East (US 41), Naples 239.793.2644Entertainment Nightly with Dancing Jason DeSimoneThursdays 6-9pm LoungeEmma LeeWednesdays 5:30-8:30pm Lounge Cahlua & Cream Tues., Mar 17, 31 7-10pm $15 Cover Sister Kaite Tues. March 17th 4-7pm LoungeG Man & Ronnie Doo-Wop (Mr. Elvis) Fri., Mar 13, 27 8:30-MidnightWendy Renee Mon. March 16, 30 Tues. March 24 6-9pm LoungePearl & Sas Mon., Mar 23 6-9pm Lounge Tues., Mar 31 5:30-7:00pmAnneMarie VOICE OF VELVETMarch 13 & 20 5:30-8:30pm Lounge Reminiscents Doo-Wop Extraordinaire! The G MAN, JOE Turner CRUISIN EDDIE Mar. 20th 8:30-Mid ST. PATTYS DAY PARTY WITH CAHLUA & CREAM &SISTER KAITE PARTY FAVORS& PRIZESALSO APPEARING ONMARCH 31
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 A&E MARCH 12-18, 2009 Gulfshore Playhouse workshop will unmask a different approach to actingFriday night is Talent Night at Six Degrees ExhibitionsCharacterization Through Mask Work, a Gulfshore Playhouse workshop for adults that examines a different approach to the acting process, begins Monday, March 16, and will continue through April 29 at the Norris Center. Using the Meisner method of acting, participants will work with movement, voice and masks to stimulate their mind and deepen their understanding of the acting process. This method of exploring leads to more creative and less self-conscious character choices and greater freedom of the imagination. While working through various exercises, participants will deepen their understanding of the acting instrument. The class will be led by teaching artist Isadora OBoto, a graduate of The Juilliard School of Drama and touring member of The Acting Company. The use of masks in acting and performance dates back to the origins of theater in ancient Greece. Mask work was a vital teaching tool and stylistic force in the Commedia dellArte style of theater developed in Italy. Characterization Through Mask Work will meet from 5-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30, and April 1, 13, 15, 27 and 29. Enrollment is $200 and open to all actors ages 18 and older of all experience levels. The workshop will culminate in a brief presentation by participants. For more information or to enroll in the workshop, call the Norris Center at 213-5038. Looking for something new and fun to do this weekend? Six Degrees Exhibitions invites you to its new Friday Talent Night from 8:30-11 p.m. Everyone who has a talent to share, or who simply wants to enjoy what others have to offer, is welcome. Do you read or write poetry? Sing a capella? Play guitar or percussion? Microphones and amps are provided, so you can leave your gear at home. No drum kits, please, but hand drums such as congas are ok. Admission for all is free. Six Degrees Exhibitions is at 1100 Sixth Ave. South, Suites 2 & 3. For more information, call 331-2678. 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 Save 45-75% on all your Prescription needsAll Canadian Drug Services (ACDS) No Hidden Fees Call for FREE Quote 0 -11 p.m. a lent y For more in f ormation call 331-2678. D eNomme Sera na at Tiburon: Priced at 1,789,0002880 Tiburon BoulevardRoyal Harbor: Priced at 1,299,0001409 Dolphin RoadVentanas at Tiburon: Priced from 1,225,000 to 499,9002748 Tiburon Blvd, Unit C-5032748 Tiburon Blvd E, Unit C-1022738 Tiburon Blvd, Unit B-302 2738 Tiburon Blvd, Unit B-3042748 Tiburon Blvd, Unit C-103Golden Shores: Listed at 1,165,000 1405 Osprey AvenueVillas Pienza: Listed at 1,150,000 4852 W. Boulevard Court, Unit 107Castillo at Tiburon: Priced at 619,000 2874 Castillo Court, Unit 101Bolero at Tiburon: Priced from 799,000 to 579,000 2625 Estrella Court, Unit 103 2647 Bolero Drive, unit 101Eagle Creek: Priced at 249,000 166 Cypress View DiveBerkshire Lakes: Priced at 295,000 812 Belville Blvd Denotes Open House this Sunday from 1 to 4 pmLets Talk!Open House Sunday from 1 to 4 PMContact Me Today For Showings...www.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com239.404.7787 MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTOR Made in FloridaSue Boydston Barbara Benton Wendell H. Brown A. J. Catalano Mary Crawford Joan Osborn-Dunkle Carolyn HartmannShirley Kelley Dot Lingren Jo-Ann Lizio Kim Marhoefer Andi McCarter Gareth Rockliffe Larry ZywicaGallery Hours: Tues. & Wed. 1:00 5:00 pm Thurs. Sat. 1:00 7:00 pm Sun. & Mon. By Appointmentwww.osbornliziocontemporarygallery.com430 Bayfront Place Naples, FL 34102 239-262-7329OSBORN.LIZIO GALLERY CONTEMPORARYExhibitiion: Mar. 1-31, 2009 Reception: Mar. 19, 5-8 pmContemporary works by Florida artists without a palm tree, sunset or hibiscus ower in sight!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 A&E MARCH 12-18, 2009 Direct from Dublin, Tony Kennys Celtic Nights brings its celebration of the music, comedy, song and dance of the Emerald Isle to Big Cypress Market Place for one show on Friday, March 20. Mr. Kenny has entertained around the world and received dozens of awards for his stage and television performances. Apart from his longrunning cabaret show at Jurys Hotel in Dublin, he has been highly acclaimed for his starring roles in Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has recorded seven gold and two platinum albums. He will be joined at Big Cypress Market Place by his daughter, vocalist Victoria Kenny, as well as by violinist Sarah Rogers, Irish wit Joe Cuddy and the Celtic Nights Dancers. Show time is 7 p.m., and admission is $25 per person. Big Cypress Market Place is four miles east of State Road 951 (Collier Boulevard) on U.S. 41. For more information, call 774-1690, ext. 103. Celebrate the luck o the Irish with Celtic Nights at Big Cypress Spend $100,000 the way you want at North Star Yacht Club when you buy any new 2 or 3 bedroom luxury residence. Dont wait. Hurry to the sales center for details. This offer will expire!WE WANT TO GIVE YOU $100,000 TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF A NEW WATERFRONT RESIDENCE. OFFER ENDS APRIL 15, 2009.North Fort Myers new luxury 2 & 3 bedroom residences. 12 park-like acres. Sweeping views of the water & city skyline. Deep water boat slips. Tennis, resort-style pool & spa, private poolside cabanas, club theater, billiards, card room, health club, mens & womens massage, steam & locker rooms. EXCLUSIVE SALES & MARKETING NorthStarYachtClub.com Sales Center & Models Open Daily | 239.995.8200 3420 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers, FL 33903Prices, terms and conditions subject to change without notice. Subject to lender guidelines.TAKE$100,000OFF .Capricorn1,757 square feet of living area, 2 bedrooms plus den and 2 baths. Large balcony provides plenty of light for the master and guest bedrooms, and has great room access. $353,900 Sale Price -$100,000 Cash Of f $253,900 Total1,757 sq. ft. Living Area + 278 sq. ft. Balcony & Terrace = 2,035 sq. ft. Total Directions from I-75, take exit 138 west onto Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Make a right turn onto Monroe Street, followed by a quick left onto Main Street. Merge onto US 41 North. After crossing the bridge, make a left onto Hancock Bridge Parkway. EXAMPLEReduce the low sales price Lavishly decorate your new residence Buy a North Star Yacht Club Cabana Lease a boat slip at North Star Yacht Club Reduce your homeowner fees HOW TO SPEND $100,000 Good Food Good Spirits Good Fun Reservations Suggested Hours of Operation:Daily 5 p.m. closing Lunch 11:30 a.m. seasonally239.261.1221720 Fifth Avenue South, Naples www.TrilogyofNaples.com Rti S t t t d d d d d d d d d d Trilogy Try a glass of wine. Over 50 are available by the glass, hundreds by the bottle to compliment your dining experience. A special selection of wines from the Trilogy wine cellar are also offered by the glass and are maintained in a specially controlled wine keeper system bar side. All the wine and spirits offered are selections not only from the U.S., but also from around the world and represent the best of the best in quality, and yet appropriately priced.KENNY 11140 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples 239.594.3500 Riverchase Plaza at US 41 & Immokalee Rd. www.capriofnaples.com EARLY BIRD SPECIALS3 Course Meal 4:00-6:30PMChoice of Caesar or House Salad Chicken Marsala Veal Parmigiana Tilapia Piccata Ravioli Manicotti Eggplant ParmigianaTiramisu, Cannoli or Spumoni$15.95 + Tax & Gratuity SHOWCASEENTERTAINMENT Mondays 6-9 pmBob Zottola & Expandable Jazz BandWednesday 6-9 pmMichael Dutra is Frank Sinatra LIVEThursdays 6-9 pmJebry Jazz JamFridays 6-9 pmCougar & DanielaSaturdays 3-14 & 3-28 6-9 pmJebry Jazz Trio WE DELIVER ALL DAY! Appearing SoonSaturday, 3-21 6:30-9:30pmBill Jollie RECESSION SPECIALSTuesdays PRICE PIZZACheese OnlyWednesdays PRICE PASTAManagers Choice Managers Choicewith this ad, Minimum Orders 2 Adult EntreesNot Valid With Any Other Offers or Early Bird SpecialsHappy Hour11am To 7pm 7 Days A Week$2 Domestic $3 Wells $4 House WinesLounge Only Lunch Specials $5.951/2 Sub, Salad or Soup, Soft Drink Spaghetti and Meatball, Soft Drink DINE IN ONLY InvestmentsHigh-YieldThe Biscayne Series Impact Replacement Window. FREE blown-in attic insulation with minimum 8 windows. Been sticker shocked by other companies? Give us a call. Best Price. Quality Work. Guaranteed. STORM CONTROL CONTRACTING CALL NOW! 239-784-4739FL. License #SCC1311F0282
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E MARCH 12-18, 2009 Naples resident Joe Carufe will speak about and sign his first novel, Repeat Business, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops. A native of Cold Spring, N.Y., Mr. Carufe was a sports writer in upstate New York for several years before moving to Florida. His work has appeared in the New York Daily News, and hes been featured on National Public Radios All Things Considered. The owner of Earthtech Unlimited, a Naplesbased landscape company, he also has written for Gulfshore Life and Home & Condo magazines. Repeat Business is about Angie Torino, a young woman living in upstate New York, content with two adorable children and grounded in the passion she feels for Gianni, her soul mate and husband. Her psychic powers fail to alert her to the noreaster thats about to change her life forever. When she leaves the Hudson Valley behind and moves to Southwest Florida, she becomes a valued employee at a hotel on Fort Myers Beach and is nurtured by Sid, the caring owner who becomes a father to her children. Within a few years, she opens a psychic salon, and eventually leads police to a killer who emerges from her past. Published by Inkwater Press, Repeat Business is available online at InkwaterPress.com, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, and at the book signing, for $20.95. Naples resident signs his first novel at Barnes & Nobel this weekend Ft. Myers Ke y West *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTSMar 12th Sally Port Auction Mar 13th Key West Fishing Tournament Kick-off Mar 14th Pond Grand Opening at Key West Botanical GardensMar 17th Steele Magnolias at Red Barn Theater 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers Beach Just 31/2 hours to Key West! Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 WANTED!!! FREEWatch BatteryINSTALLED WITH THIS AD 1 Coupon per day thru 04/30/09Unwanted Jewelry, Broken Gold, Dental Gold, Diamonds, Watches, Etc.Neils Jewelry & ExchangeTrade in Make or Buy Something New & Save 15% 239-592-6009GOLD FOR FAST EXTRA CASH SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Repeat Business by Naples resident Joe Carufe 30,000 anniversary classic featuring the seasons biggest night of racing plus musical entertainment by Whitehouse Band. Also outdoor barbeque and prize giveaways.Saturday Evening March 21st Saturday March 21st $440 buy in tournament. Poker room open 12pm to midnight Call 992-2411 for information or www.naplesfortmyersdogs.com Whitehouse Band Music from 7pm-10pm
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Wine picks of the week Here are some of the great wines I sampled at the recent 2009 Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest:>>Ponzi Rosato Pinot Noir 2007: Fresh, elegant berry nose with crisp raspberry and citrus fruit avors and great color. Priced about $20. >>B. R. Cohn Chardonnay Sonoma County 2007: Big nose with pear and apple notes and avors with a little citrus and a touch of oak. Crisp and clean, priced about $24. >>Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004: Another great cabernet from this years signature vintner, the just-released 2004 vintage starts with a complex fruity nose and a dark ruby color. Soft and supple with plum and spice avors and a lingering nish. About $100. >>Caldwell Vineyard Rocket Science 2004 : Dark and intense garnet color with black cherry and black raspberry avors leading to a long velvety nish. About $50. >>Montes Purple Angel Carmenere 2005: This Chilean standout is elegant and rich with dark purple color, spicy blackberry and plum fruit and a touch of chocolate. About $60. >>V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: A well-balanced blackberry and licorice nose with dark fruits and spice on the palate and supple tannins on the nish. About $100. When it comes to Florida beverages, its orange juice that first comes to mind. As for wine from the Sunshine State, most people tend to think of the sweet, syrupy ones made from citrus and sold as novelties in souvenir shops. But palatable wines made by enterprising and diverse vintners are on the rise in the state, as evidenced by the recent Florida State Fair wine competition. As you might expect, some of the enterprises came about through necessity.We were in citrus, says Vince Shook, co-owner of Florida Orange Groves in St. Petersburg and producer of the fairs Best of Show Sparkling Blueberry Wine. It was a great business to be in, but as the economy changed, we knew we needed a year-round business going forward, and that was making wine with citrus from our groves.Despite other fruit growers telling him he couldnt succeed, Mr. Shook started making citrus wines 12 years ago. Today the company produces 35 wines, including blueberry, mango, banana and pineapple. It was much the same scenario at Vino Florida in Johns Pass at Madeira Beach. The business began as a T-shirt shop, says Matthew Powers, the owners son, but needed a way to stand out from the myriad tourist shops nearby. It started as a corner of the store and expanded until now we only sell wines, gourmet foods and cigars, says Mr. Powers, whos been making wine for a mere eight months. He began with fruit wines, but his reserve merlot, his first red, captured a Best of Show at the state fair. He buys grapes from Lodi, Calif., and creates a traditional grape-based wine. Joe Keel of Keel & Curley Winery is a blueberry farmer in Plant City. Faced with a lot of leftover fruit that couldnt be sold at the retail level, he says, I was looking for a use other than giving it to my neighbors cow. In 2003, he started experimenting in his kitchen, making blueberry wines until he developed a product he liked. Keel & Curley now produces 10 wines: three made with blueberries, several containing grapes from California, Oregon and Canada, and some that mix grapes and other fruits. This years prizewinners were fusion wines, blended with grapes and fruit juices, Mr. Keel says. One winner, the Key West Key Lime, is made with a couple of grape varieties, plus Key lime and a touch of other citrus. The winerys Strawberry Riesling contains Plant City strawberries and British Columbian Riesling juice.Charles Cox of San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine asked his winemaker to produce this years prize-winning port as a traditional wine for the city with Spanish roots. The family runs this winery as well as Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. We only use grapes, which makes us different from all the other Florida wineries, Mr. Cox says.Jeannie Burgess, winemaker for the two vineyards, says the San Sebastian port uses two red grape varieties based on the Muscatine grape. The process of making port takes away some of the traditional native grape flavors.All of the wine producers believe consumers need to sample Florida wines for themselves. Theyre not all the same, says Mr. Shook. Our fruit wines are 100 percent fruit, so not only do they have an authentic taste, when you cook with them the flavor is not diluted or changed, as sometimes happens with wines flavored with fruit. According to Mr. Powers, These fruit wines are not like Boones Farm and other flavored wines from years gone by. They have an intensity of flavor. He suggests blending Key Lime Sauvignon Blanc in a blender with crushed ice, and serving it as a margarita with a salted rim. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 12-18, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth when the wondrous MarieMichelles closed its doors at the Village on Venetian Bay last year. And while its not the same, the new inhabitant of that choice waterfront location, MiraMare (Italian for looking at the water), is a worthy successor, offering well-executed Italian fare along with that dazzling view. With Chef Giovanni Scamardella, formerly of Vergina, Naples Tomato and Bice, teamed with owner Sal Sinzieri, former managing partner of Bice, its not surprising that the food and ambience are exceptionally good. And while the service needs work, I anticipate it will improve as the young restaurant gets more seasoned. The dining room is tiny, holding just a few tables tucked behind a bustling bar and in front of a semi-open kitchen and massive mirror. But the covered balcony and even larger bayfront patio just below that accommodates quite a crowd. We were seated at a small table for two on the edge of the balcony. A glass partition affords some distance from the table a couple of feet below on the patio. With a row of larger parties on the balcony as well as the line of tables for two, there was but a narrow walkway that had to accommodate servers, customers, tray tables and heaters. On one occasion, we felt the urge to duck as servers hefted a table from one end to the other. Removing a couple of tables from the balcony would help alleviate that cramped feeling. The wine list has a creditable by-thebottle assortment, including a multitude of worthy Italian offerings. But the fullbodied and moderately priced ZD Chardonnay 2007 won out for its balance of fruit and acid, which makes it a fitting accompaniment for seafood and tomato sauce. An appetizer of fried calamari and vegetables was ample for two. We enjoyed the tender squid, expertly seasoned and fried, as well as various fried diningCALENDAR 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 conjuring up Dr. Seuss-inspired fare such as Green Eggs and Ham, NoodleEating-Poodle Noodles and Pink Yink Ink Drink; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration required. Saturday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Cookout for a Cause with proceeds benefiting Shy Wolf Sanctuary; $5 donation for a beef or veggie burger, chips and a drink, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Sunday, March 15, 3-4 p.m., The von Liebig Art Center: Greg Shapiro of Tastebuds Custom Catering conducts Shopping Secrets for Buying Local and Buying Green; $45, 585 Park St.; 262-6517, ext. 102. Monday, March 16, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: In the midst of the Florida growing season, learn how to can, preserve and freeze fresh foods to provide delicious meals over the coming months; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Monday, March 16, 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 plus tax and gratuity, 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-2424. Monday, March 16, 6:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chef Brent Courson of Real Seafood Co. demonstrates how to prepare pan-seared sea scallops with wilted spinach and balsamic brown butter plus two more easy-to-fix meals, $5; 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration required. Tuesday, March 17, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Wine expert Julie Glenn introduces wines from ecologically focused vineyards and winemakers, explaining the practices and regulations involved, while chef Kristina San Filippo prepares tapas to match each one; $55, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222 Thursday, March 19, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Guys Night Out cooking class with Annie DePiero preparing lime tequila drunken shrimp, Annies barbecued drumsticks and meatballs with red wine sauce with a pasta side; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads; 514-4663. Thursday, March 19, 6:308:30 p.m., Total Wine & More: The wines from Down Under seminar and tasting; $25, Carillon Place, 5048 Airport Pulling Road North; 649-4979. Reservations required.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. MiraMare brings elegant Italian fare to Venetian Bay karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE C an free A dva n dent chocolate-covered cannoli, stuffed with creamy mascarpone and chocolate chips, topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a dusting of powdered sugar. The other consisted of an ethereal zabaglione with diced cantaloupe, grapes, blueberries and strawberries beneath a mound of whipped cream and a sprig of mint. MiraMare has a firm grasp on the culinary aspects of what makes a memorable meal. Its setting is lovely and Im hard-pressed to suggest any improvements there. The next step is to elevate the service to the level of the food. Along with several other tables on the balcony, we were waited on by a young man dressed in an impeccable suit and tie. Im assuming he was a manager because most servers wore black vests and red bow ties. While he was pleasant, he appeared unfamiliar with basic server protocol, which includes informing customers of the nights specials, inquiring whether they would like drinks (or wine) before ordering food, offering fresh ground pepper (there was no pepper on the tables) and freshly grated cheese. We had already ordered when we overheard a server explaining the specials to a nearby table. We also saw other servers offer pepper and cheese to their customers. We watched another server repeatedly carry a water pitcher by its lip, then pour water into customers glasses. And although there were quite a few server attendants, none seemed trained to clear plates unless asked to do so. I lost count of the number who passed our table where dirty dishes, an empty wine bottle and glasses languished. From my vantage point, I could see servers lavishing their tables with attention, staying on top of dishes and refilling wine glasses. Its what youd expect in a place like MiraMare. Food and ambience this good deserves service to match. If you go >>Hours: Lunch served 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner served 5-11 p.m. daily >>Reservations: Accepted>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: Appetizers, $6-$16; entrees, $14-$38 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: Conventional tables indoors and on large waterfront patio plus high-tops and bar seating >>Specialties of the house: Beef carpaccio with arugula salad, buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes and basil, tuna tartare, fried calamari, risotto with saffron and mixed mushrooms, tagliolini with pesto, potato gnocchi with truf e cream sauce, zuppa di pesce, veal chop with arugula, tomatoes and basil >>Volume: Moderate to high >>Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor MiraMare Ristorante Village on Venetian Bay, 4236 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples 430-6273PHOTOS BY KAREN FELDMANPan-seared salmon is paired with a subtle honey and apple berry Dijon sauce served atop mashed potatoes. For a decadent dessert, consider the cannoli dipped in dark chocolate topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. oli, stuffed d choco o late a p a t se t ressed there. P H O T OS B KARENFELDMA g d t e I g a r d y w r s m e n s g y to suggest any T h e next s vice to th e w ith s e balc on a yo im as a w b s i to c i a th ey w i ne offeri n ( there w as and f reshly alreadyorde re veggies, complemented by a delicate tomato sauce that didnt overwhelm the calamari. Several dishes feature fresh pasta and are thoughtfully marked on the menu. (They are also available in whole wheat.) From these, we ordered the pappardelle alla Bolognese. The broad, flat noodles had the rich flavor and firm texture that sets fresh pasta apart from its dry brethren. It paired well with the mellow tomato sauce studded with ground beef. As with the calamari, everything was in balance, with no single seasoning outshining the others. The same can be said of the pan-seared salmon with a slightly sweet honey and apple berry Dijon sauce served over mashed potatoes and a smattering of green beans and zucchini strips. A side order of sauted broccoli rabe had a burned flavor, which may have come from some singed garlic. When the manager, whom I presume was Mr. Sinzieri, stopped at our table we praised all but the broccoli rabe. He offered to replace it with spinach but, since we were finished with the rest of our meal, instead had it taken off of our bill. Dinner concluded with two very satisfying desserts. The first was a deca-
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