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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 Vol. I, No. 24 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 19, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER In concert for ImmokaleeAve Maria chorus, Naples Philharmonic make music for workers coalition. C10 Warhol at The von LiebigSee who had their 15 minutes of fame and other happenings of note. C23, 24 & 25 Back to school Enrollment numbers on the rise at Hodges and Edison. B1 Mr. EnduranceMeet Pete Lefferts, happy to be one extreme athlete extraordinaire. A6 SOCIETYPAGES THE][ or generations, Palm Beach has reigned supreme in matters of high society. Its Mediterranean-style villas, with their barrel-tiled roofs and sweeping ocean vistas, may rest at sea level or slightly above, but the view from their wind-swept balconies is decidedly Olympian. Looking back, across Lake Worth and toward the far-less-exclusive municipality of West Palm, the inhabitants of Palm Beach see a Florida that is far poorer, far more ethnically diverse and far more ravaged by a howling recession than anything they know or, more tellingly, care to know. Against this backdrop, the gentry of Palm Beach brook no apology for their ferocious addictions to conspicuous consumption, grand living and high times. Moreover, they feel no threat none whatsoever to their peculiar status from other well-known areas of the state. South Beach is hipper, Orlando more prized as a tourist destination, and the beaches of the Gulf Coast more idyllic, but Palm Beach is without peer in the realm of pure snob appeal. Those who view Palm Beach fromBY BILL CORNWELL __________________news@ oridaweekly.comSEE SOCIETY, A8 FI think for many people in Naples, Palm Beach can be a bit too snobbish to suit their tastes. But, if you ask me, Palm Beach is not quite as highfalutin as it used to be. Doris Reynolds, Naples City Historian, author and longtime residentAs a result of the 2009 Naples Winter Wine Festival, 26 Collier County childrens charities received nearly $7 million in grants. Trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the wine festival, presented checks to the deserving nonprofit organizations last week during a ceremony at Mediterra. These checks will help children in ways both big and small, said Connie Galloway, co-chair of this years festival with her husband, Tom Galloway. Children will have a safe haven from abusive homes; early literacy training for a good start in school; vision screenings and eyeglasses needed to do schoolwork; and, for many, their very first books to foster reading skills. This years largest grants were $1 million each for Collier Countys Boys & Girls Club (to fund summer programming for 1,250 children in Naples and Immokalee who otherwise would have no place to go) and Guadalupe Center (to double the capacity to 270 children ages newborn to 4 years old who receive day care and early education at the center, and to fund after-school programs at several Immokalee elementary schools). One agency, the Able Academy, received an NCEF grant for the first time. The academy, which provides behavioral and social therapies and academic instruction to children with autism, received $125,000. The February festival raised more than $5 million, with all proceeds allocated for distribution in 2009. However, NCEF trustees determined that grant applicants needs surpassed the SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE WINEFEST, A8 & 9 $7 million handed out to childrens charities NAPLES AND PALM BEACH:CITADELS OF MANNERS AND MONEYCOURTESY PHOTODream Team members join soloist Sam Bostic during a Meet the Kids Day presentationNAPLES AND PALM BEACH:CITADELS OF MANNERS AND MONEY B a c k t o s c h h h h o o o l l l l l l

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Theyre all too comfortable to be much fun, although they do have a lot more money. Reporters are never comfortable. Many are iconoclasts, eccentrics, uncertains. They stand on the world as it rolls away under them, uncertain of their balance, skeptical of the spin. They gaze outward with the heightened senses of people in precarious positions. As partygoers, therefore, they can become both candid and uninhibited at least among their own. Real reporters never party with public officials or news subjects, but anybody else is fair game. Some reporters come into the business because they love the potency of good words used well. Theyre writers by inclination and appetite, and they think like medics: If I slap the right words on this baby maybe itll glitter enough to stop the hemorrhaging. And some start as fact junkies. They love to look under the hood at the public engine to see what needs tuning up. The lieutenant governor spent $700,000 for his family trips, on our tab? The governor took two long years to talk about slavery in Collier County tomato fields? Those sparkplugs arent firing right.The personalities and characters in a newsroom are countless, and they run the range from generous to greedy, from courageous to complacent. But two things about them are almost always true: Reporters are moralists who harbor an instinct to right a wrong by writing a wrong. Also, they think everybody has the right to know whats up. A few reporters can write so beautifully and strongly that whatever they tell, they reveal. Often editors dont figure out how to use that kind of talent, but readers seem to appreciate it. They embrace such writers not just with their consideration, but with their hearts. However it goes, reporters are something like distance runners: They gather to hob-knob at the start, or they meet up in a local bar at the finish. But over the long road they go it alone. Set to the music of American values, the work news reporters do is as honorable as patriotic, if you will as any that exists, including military service. Im as proud of having once been a daily newspaper reporter as I am of having once been a Marine, and people who instinctively blame the media for asking hard questions or reporting hard facts, in my mind, are pusillanimous pissants. In Florida its reporters, not the chamber of commerce, who really celebrate the sunshine the cultural illumination that helps make us free Americans. Sunshine in this sense means that whatever our chosen or appointed leaders do the politicians, government staffers, police officers, school board officials, court officers or the like all of us can look at the record of how they did it, anytime. Its easy. You just contact the office of your choice and ask for the records you want to see. By law they have to provide what you request, promptly. There are a few exceptions: private companies bidding for public contracts, or police actions or court cases hanging in the balance. Then they dont have to show you the record, at first. Some public officials (not all) stretch the sunshine laws or ignore them altogether, if they think they wont be sued. Theyll do it with stainless-steel arrogance, and then blame the media. When I started as a daily newspaper reporter 15 years ago, if you wanted to talk to an official in city or county government, you called that person. Same with hospital officials or the chief of police or anybody else in a public position. Now you have to wade through a cadre of public relations professionals. You need to call our media representative for permission before I can speak, is a common refrain. Sometimes they ask you to forward your questions in writing (you dont have to, its just obfuscation). Lay-offs do not occur in the spin machine. I was reminded of all this for a couple of reasons. One, this is Sunshine Week, so named by journalists to celebrate freedom of information. And two, one of the best news reporters I ever knew chose to part company with the world three years ago this month. I doubt he ever heard of Sunshine Week, though he lived by the law and the code. Mike Hoyem was ornery, funny, loyal, and relentless, at least as a daily newspaper reporter. He put more information into more stories more accurately and in less time than anybody I ever knew not because he liked filling space, but because he wanted you to know, every single day. And nobody else was going to tell you.Heres what the folks with public power and money said and did today. If you like it, fine. If not, now you know.Then hed party. An Army veteran and the son of a career soldier, Mike did everything well, except, perhaps, love, which had broken his heart. And if he happened to care about something, he did it faster and better than anybody else: reporting, playing the guitar, running a pool table, shooting a 72 on a golf course where good players were lucky to shoot an 80. Or partying. How he partied was instructive. The first time I discovered real gumbo, Mike stood across the room ignoring me and everybody else dipping in his 5-gallon pot. Hed spent 24 hours preparing the rich soup for a cluster of friends, which is what it takes, but he answered only to Bob Dylan, trying to call cadence for an entire generation one more time. A lot of us coveted that gumbo, but Mike clutching a beer bottle and the cigarettes that finally killed him didnt care.This is the real thing. If you like it, cool, dude. If you dont, talk to somebody else.Louisiana born, he considered praise a take-it-or-leave-it condiment. Thats how Mike wrote news stories, too. He had come to party, and he was a real reporter. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS rwilliams@floridaweekly.comSunshine Party Week


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 General ManagerShelley Lund slund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Pierce Reporters & ColumnistsRoger Williams Nancy Stetson Karen Feldman Peg Goldberg Longstreth Bill Cornwell Lois Bolin Alysia Shivers Artis Henderson Carol Simontacchi Evan Williams Jim McCrackenPhotographersJim McLaughlin Amanda HartmanContributing PhotographersJerry Smith Carol Orr Hartman Charles HesterCopy EditorCathy CottrillProductionAlex Perez Amanda Hartman Kim Boone Jon Colvin Iris RiddleCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationJohn Noe Paul Neumann Rod Irvin Francie Moser Sherry NeumannAccount ExecutivesTauna Schott Melanie Glisson Nicole Masse nmasse@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2009 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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 and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On March 19, 1971, the Italian American Civil Rights League announces a truce with the producers of The Godfather. Upset at the portrayal of Italian Americans as gangsters, the League persuaded the producers not to use the words Mafia or Cosa Nostra.On March 20, 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowes anti-slavery novel, Uncle Toms Cabin, is published. It sells 300,000 copies within three months. While living in Cincinnati, Stowe encountered fugitive slaves and the Underground Railroad. Later, she wrote Uncle Toms Cabin in reaction to recently tightened fugitive slave laws.On March 21, 1980, President Jimmy Carter informs a group of U.S. athletes that, in response to the December 1979 Soviet incursion into Afghanistan, the United States will boycott the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. It marked the first and only time that the United States has boycotted the Olympics. On March 22, 1908, Louis LAmour, the prolific author of scores of bestselling Western novels, is born in Jamestown, N.D. His big break came when a novel he wrote at the age of 46 became the basis for the popular John Wayne movie Hondo. On March 23, 1999, author Thomas Harris delivers his 600-page manuscript for his new novel, Hannibal, to Delacorte press. He had promised the follow-up to The Silence of the Lambs more than 10 years earlier as part of a two-book contract that paid him a $5.2 million advance. On March 24, 1958, Elvis Presley is inducted into the U.S. Army. Although he had been drafted the previous December, the Army granted him a deferral so he could finish shooting the film King Creole. OPINION Hey big spenderWhen President Barack Obama wanted to push an $800 billion stimulus or recovery bill through Congress, he thought an atmosphere of economic crisis helped his cause. So he repeatedly warned of catastrophe, of a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse. A little more than a week later, Obama moved onto his next priority, proposing a unbridled federal budget that will spend $3.6 trillion next year and $5.3 trillion more in the next 10 years than the Congressional Budget Office was projecting just last year. To get revenue for this budgetary explosion, Obama assumes the economy will be recovering at a nice clip next year, at a 3.2 percent annual rate. What happened to the looming cataclysm? Obama exaggerated the downside of the economy so he could get more spending, and now hes exaggerating its upside so he can get more spending. The fixed goal is more spending. The means the rhetoric, the arguments, the assumptions are flexible so long as they serve that ultimate goal. So much for the debate over Obamas intentions is he a pragmatist or an ideologue? Obama is a pragmatist in pursuit of an ideological prize, willing to zig and zag so long as his lodestar of expanded government is ahead of him. A trope of conservative commentary about the stimulus package was that Nancy Pelosi had rolled the neophyte Obama, producing a sprawling monstrosity that betrayed his talk of pragmatism. This missed the point Obamas deference to Pelosi was his pragmatism. By giving Pelosi running room and enduring a few embarrassments, he got what he wanted, which was as much new spending as quickly as the political system could bear. If barely any Republicans could support it, so what? Bipartisanship was a means, not an end.If Obama felt ill-used by this process, he wouldnt be proposing to duplicate it with his health-care plan. Obama wants to give Congress a few principles and a $634 billion health-care slush fund, and let Congress go at it and write his health-care plan. How it works out exactly doesnt matter so much than it gets done and government grows. Nothing can distract from that higher call. The financial crisis is still at the heart of our economic woes, but Obama has refused to grapple with it forthrightly. The contrast with Franklin Roosevelt who acted immediately and forcefully to stem his (much more dire) banking crisis couldnt be starker. Why punt on the financial crisis? Because bold action means courting considerable political risk, and that could threaten the larger spending agenda. In this sense, the spending is evidently more important than recovery for Obama.Obamas critics who accused him of socialism during the presidential campaign were roundly ridiculed. What rank name-calling! The charge didnt have much resonance because the best (not particularly convincing) evidence for it was Obamas proposed tax credit for workers who dont pay the income tax. But Obamas opponents read him well. He has the heart, if not the affect, of an ideologue. For him, above all else, the spending is the thing. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRY danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Obama, Carter and the other white meatBipartisanship, an endangered species in Washington, is alive and well in at least one area of our political discourse: earmark spending, often referred to by the more rustic-sounding epithet pork. Thats right pork is something that the Democrats and Republicans can agree upon 100 percent. Just not at the same time. In 2006, it was the Democrats, hungry to take back Congress from Republican control, who railed against earmarks and vowed to press forward on earmark reform if elected.When that midterm election brought the Democrats to power in the House and the Senate, it was the Republicans turn to discover their distaste for pork. In his final State of the Union address, President George W. Bush demonstrated that he was shocked shocked! at Congress wasteful ways. Although he had signed, by The New York Times estimate, some 55,000 earmarks into law during his two terms, he attacked earmarks with the zeal of the recently converted, vowing to veto future spending bills in which earmarks were not reduced by half.Congress, knowing a threat from a lame duck when it heard one, responded by holding on to major spending bills until it had a new president to sign them. Enter President Barack Obama, and the $410 billion omnibus spending bill to which he affixed his signature this past week, amid much gnashing of the teeth from Republican opponents of pork and promises from the Democratic leadership including Obama that, from now on, by golly, theyll get that pork under control. With the economy in free-fall, why is Washington fixated on earmark spending that amounts to less than 2 percent of the current budget? Because, among the thousands of earmarks attached to any spending bill, its easy to find examples that either are wasteful or can be made to sound wasteful. Because, when your party isnt getting the larger share of pork, it can start to look less appetizing. But maybe theres more to it than that. Those who remember the Carter administration for more than cardigan sweaters and the Iran hostage crisis might recall what can happen to a president who takes too hard a line on pork. For one tempted to wonder why President Jimmy Carter, elected in the wake of Watergate and with big Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, didnt rack up a pile of legislative victories, the biggest and best answer may be found in the word dams. Carter, who had campaigned on promises to cut waste and pork-barrel projects in federal spending, took a stand early in his term against a slew of worthless (as Carter called them in his memoirs) water projects. Problem was, this was waste generated by some of the more powerful members of Congress, who became irate. After Carter agreed to a compromise brokered by then-House Speaker Tip ONeill, the president further antagonized members of his own partys congressional leadership by vetoing a publicworks bill that sought to restore funding for some of these projects. We all saw what happened to the Carter presidency, and this is one of the big reasons why. With President Obama having outlined a hugely ambitious domestic agenda, Republicans would probably like nothing more than for the president to drive a wedge between his White House and congressional Democrats by taking a hard line against earmarks. But dont hold your breath waiting for it to happen. Instead, were getting some mild promises of reform from the party in power. If you want to see the Democrats get really tough on pork, youll have to wait until the Republicans are in charge again. And, strangely enough, the Republicans will probably decide by then that pork doesnt taste so bad, after all.


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require. But Dr. Lefferts doesnt count. His times these days are as fast as they were almost 20 years ago when he started, which says something about age, or about wisdom and smarts, or both. Then he was younger and stronger, but not necessarily smarter; now he knows how to use what he has. Young guys usually dont have it, he says. In the longest races, such as the Deca Ironman, these young, chiseled college grads almost without exception will fail. And why wont they make it, with all that youth and strength? They have young-man syndrome, he replies. In other words, theyre too proud to slow down or stop and walk. Marathoners also have trouble, he says: They think walkers are beaten runners, and they often struggle in the longer events because of that attitude; they dont know how to martial their resources. In moments of doubt or despair, exhaustion or pain, experience becomes a teacher, one whose lesson is unexpected, Dr. Lefferts says. A lifes worth of work shows you that you can go into bad places and eventually you come out of them. You learn that the next thing after exhaustion is not necessarily more exhaustion, or collapse. The body is an incredible instrument. The body and its creator. Im a very religious person, and I feel blessed by God to be able to be out there doing this, he says.And that answers the question, Why? How? And why? (Although not necessarily in that order.) The how is a matter of years of training running, swimming, biking, and weight lifting. You can pretty much eat anything you want, he says, which suggests how many calories such athletes NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 Maybe youve seen him, spinning northward out of Naples on a bicycle enroute to his day job as director of advancement at Florida Gulf Coast University an easy little 22-mile ride from his home, one way. Pete Lefferts Dr. Peter Lefferts, as he is known on campus grew up in a family of eight children. Captain of the tennis team in college, he joined the cross-country team in the fall for something to do, and to stay fit. Now a 53-year-old baby boomer whos just under 6 feet and about 165 pounds, he still plays a little tennis. Hes married to Jodie, and they have three wonderful daughters. Heres one more thing to fill out his short n sweet resume: The unassuming Dr. Lefferts is one of the toughest human beings youll ever meet that is, unless you make a habit of hanging around ultra-marathoners or sports extremists, the kind of folks who go solo up the worlds highest mountains, or walk to the poles and back, or run deca-triathlons. Thats Dr. Lefferts for you. In November, he became the only American, and one of only 15 competitors, to finish the Deca Ironman in Mexico: deca, from the Greek word for 10; ironman, from the triathlon of a 2.4mile swim, a 110-mile bike race and a 26.1-mile marathon. Multiply that and you can see what Dr. Lefferts did in a mere 326 hours, 49 minutes and 21 seconds: He swam 23.6 miles, he bicycled 1,118.5 miles and he ran about 261 miles. Twenty-one signed up, 18 showed up and 15 finished, he says. I was the 15th. I finished at midnight, the day before the race ended. And it was precarious all the way. Precarious because of pain and suffering, the kind of thing Dr. Lefferts doesnt spend a lot of time worrying about, or surrendering to, obviously. Precarious because at any moment, he might have pulled a hamstring, fractured a bone, blown out a knee. I dont know if Id say the deca was tougher than the (triple) triathlon, because you have to do that in 60 hours, he notes, comparing one devastating-tothe-body ultra-event with another. In either case, or in the 100-mile runs he does each year, sleep deprivation is part of the game. Thats why he was meeting a friend to run all night long just last week, like he probably will again this week sometime as he prepares to head to Umstead, N.C., for another 100-miler in a couple of weeks. Thats nothing but a little 20-hour soiree. We say in this sport, whenever you feel good, dont get too happy; and whenever you feel bad, dont get too depressed. Because in either case, youll come out of it, he says. There are probably two questions most of us would ask of Dr. Lefferts: How? Why? What it takes to be the toughest of the toughBY ROGER WILLIAMS ____________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Pete LeffertsCOURTESY PHOTO$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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The David Lawrence Centers grant of $150,000, earmarked for investing in its pediatric crisis stabilization unit, will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the centers foundation. The $460,000 awarded to the Collier County Child Advocacy Council, which provides medical and social diagnosis of children suspected of abuse or neglect, positions CAC for a Victims of Crime Act state grant. Given that Collier County does not provide local government support for social services, childrens charities must raise funds privately. To determine grant recipients, NCEF evaluated applications based on program cost per child, return on investment, financial health and leadership of the organization, effective and efficient spending of previous NCEF grants, program sustainability and community impact, along with other factors. In addition to the yearly grant cycle, a portion of past festival proceeds are held by NCEF for long-term strategic initiatives dedicated to closing severe gaps in four areas: early learning, medical/oral health, out-of-school programs and social welfare. Strategic initiatives undertaken by NCEF include the recently completed NCEF Pediatric Dental Center and NCEF Early Learning Center, both on the Collier County campus of Edison State College. NCEF was founded in 2000 by a group of Naples families dedicated to improving the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged or at-risk children in Collier County. Since 2001, its wine festival charity event has raised more than $74 million. It has been ranked the most successful charity wine auction by Wine Spectator since 2004. Information about the 2010 Naples Winter Wine Festival, to be held Jan. 29-31, and 2010 grant applications are available at www.napleswinefestival. com or by calling the festival office at (888) 837-4919. afar serve as its enablers. There is a fascination that seemingly cannot be satiated. This obsession has fueled innumerable newspaper and magazine articles, scores of nonfiction books and the occasional roman a clef. We who do not live there may find Palm Beach to be vapid and irrelevant, but it seems as if we cannot get enough of its scandals and ridiculous ways. Carl Hiaasen, columnist, novelist and the Charles Dickens of South Florida, puts his finger on this phenomenon when he writes, As any journalist can attest, just because a place is shallow, corrupt and infested with phonies doesnt mean its dull. Thus, to challenge Palm Beachs iconic status takes some doing, simply because of the mythic spot it occupies in our collective psyche. But over the past decade or so, a pretender has emerged.Naples.Yes, dowdy, little, sleepy Naples. Fueled by an influx of CEO-style wealth, which tumbles southward from the Midwest, Naples has carefully crafted a reputation as the states other citadel of manners and money. Along with their substantial bank accounts, these new Neapolitans bring with them a taste for grand parties, chic fundraisers and lavish events that rivals the doings of dear old Palm Beach. Indeed, the Naples Winter Wine Festival, which concluded last month, has earned in nine years an international reputation for grandeur and fundraising that equals or surpasses any single event that Palm Beach hosts. But with that said, the question remains: Is Naples truly a threat to Palm Beachs standing, not only in Florida but outside of the state as well? And do the two towns truly compete against one another? In other words, is this the polo-and-caviar sets equivalent of the Red Sox vs. the Yankees? Let me tell you this, says Erin Belleville, the people in Palm Beach dont give two hoots in hell about Naples. Ms. Belleville, a much-decorated veteran of society wars in Palm Beach, Houstons River Oaks and most recently San Franciscos Pacific Heights, insists that in terms of rivalry, Palm Beach feels none at least where Naples is concerned. It probably goes something like this, she explains. Naples looks to Palm Beach for validation of its status, Palm Beach looks to Manhattan and Manhattan looks to God. Ms. Belleville posits that the hippie snobs of Napa probably feel more threatened by Naples than the residents of Palm Beach because of the tremendous success of the Florida wine festival, which has diminished the standing of some notable wine events in California. (For the record, Andrea Steffy, a spokeswoman for the Naples festival, says: We dont feel we really compete with anyone. Our goal is to raise money to help the children of Collier County, and we applaud anyone who raises funds for other worthwhile causes.) What Naples has done with (the wine festival) has truly put them on the map, Ms. Belleville adds. Many in Naples would concur that a rivalry with Palm Beach does not exist. Yet they maintain that is because their town doesnt wish to emulate its East Coast counterpart, no matter how much appearances may speak to the contrary. For years, people in Naples have been saying: We dont want to be like Miami, we dont want to be like Miami, says Lois Bolin, a knowledgeable Naples historian and a tart-tongued commentator of the social scene. Well, these people were horrified to wake up one day and realize, Oh, hell, were not like Miami, were like Palm Beach. Its not necessarily something a lot of people really aspired to, however. There are obvious differences between the two towns. A notable one is the way in which Naples clings to its propriety in a manner that would bewilder much of Palm Beach. Lapses in behavior in Palm Beach tend to be herculean in nature and national in scope, such as the Pulitzer divorce trial (which made life in Palm Beach sound like the backstage goings-on of the Rolling Stones), the William Kennedy Smith rape trial (replete with tales of Ted Kennedys pub crawling) and the Bernard Madoff scandal (he owns a home in Palm Beach and was an esteemed figure there). Even minor offenses in Palm Beach have a certain panache, as when Liberace had his purse snatched while he dined at one of Worth Avenues toniest establishments. The most titillating eruptions in Naples probably were the Steven Benson murder case in the 1980s, in which Mr. Benson, in a failed bid for inheritance money from his familys Leaf Tobacco Company fortune, placed a bomb in a car and killed his mother and his brother, and the David Mobley financial scam that bilked locals and others out of more than $100 million through a Ponzi scheme that foreshadowed, on a much smaller scale, the later finagling of Mr. Madoff. Tellingly, it is a rare Naples scandal indeed that involves a name that is familiar outside of the immediate area. People who are happy in Palm Beach, probably wouldnt be happy in Naples, and people who love Naples probably would not love Palm Beach, says Doris Reynolds, who has lived in Naples for more than a half century and is acknowledged as the foremost expert on the citys history and lore. Ms. Reynolds also wrote for Palm Beach Life for a dozen years, so she has a sense of both places. What you have in Palm Beach is a coterie of old, old money, Ms. Reynolds says. Thats not so in Naples, where the money is not as old. And because of that, Naples is a very democratic place, less snobbish and less clannish than Palm Beach. But dont be misled. Money is still the great equalizer in Palm Beach and Naples. Ms. Reynolds says that while Palm Beach has an almost insatiable desire to air its most guilty secrets, as evidenced by the best-selling tell-all books that are usually written by local authors and crammed full of anecdotes and salacious tales supplied by prominent residents, Naples prefers to keep its scandals in the cupboard. On this subject, Ms. Reynolds is expert. She was approached a few years back by the publishing house Little, Brown to write an insiders account of Naples. As someone who knows where more than one skeleton is buried, Ms. Reynolds was the perfect choice to pen such a page-turner. She respectfully declined the opportunity, no doubt to the substantial relief of many of her fellow Neapolitans. I had a title: Inside Paradise, she recalls. But I decided against it. I didnt want to hurt people by telling everything I know. And, really, nothing has happened in Naples that hasnt happened anywhere else. As long as youve got men and women and lots of money, youre going to have things happen. Ive been in Naples 56 years, she continues. If I wrote everything I know, well, Id probably get death threats and be run out of town. I do not want that. I love it here. I want to stay. So, instead of a torrid expose of desire under the palms, Ms. Reynolds wrote a book that combined history and food and bore the title When Peacocks Were Roasted and Mullet Was Fried. To date, that book has prompted no death threats and no one-way tickets out of town for Ms. Reynolds. Ms. Bolin echoes Ms. Reynolds views that Naples chooses to be more subdued in how it displays its wealth. That fact, rather than the sheer amount of wealth itself, which may tilt in Naples favor, is the greatest differentiator between the two places, she says. You have in Palm Beach what I would call loud money, she says. In Naples, the money is more quiet. This is because Naples attracted a different sort of person. People who came to Naples originally were more likely to love nature, to be less pretentious and have less desire to display their wealth. Some of those who first began to come down here enjoyed driving ratty cars and wearing old clothes for three months out of the year. It was a different, more relaxed way of life than they had back home. Naples can still be seen as quaint and charming by someone who is from New York. Thats not the case with Palm Beach. Barbara and Ron Balser serve as trustees of the Naples Winter Wine Festival and divide their time among homes in Naples, the Buckhead section of Atlanta and Santa Fe. Ive spent a good bit of time over the last 25 to 35 years in Palm Beach, says Mrs. Balser. They do have some magnificent events there, some truly magnificent events. But I think we have a goodly number here as well. I dont think people from Palm Beach have a clue how wonderful Naples is, and that is all right. Were not in competition, in my mind. I think competition is more of a Palm Beach thing. I feel the people in Naples are a little friendlier. We dont live in competition here. Part of that is because so many of the people in Naples come from the Midwest, while much of Palm Beach is from New York and the Northeast. New York is wonderful; I love it. But it can be a tough life, even if you have money. Youve got to elbow your way around there. It is gentler, lower-key in Naples. We have a quiet way of going about our lives. But if one craves the grand stage where wealth, status and appearance count for everything, or almost everything, then Palm Beach is the place to be. Consider the marital experience of Ms. Bolin. For a time, she was wed to a godson of Aristotle Onassis, and they lived in Naples. He found the atmosphere to be soporific at best, suffocating at worst. He really thought of Naples as sort of a joke, Ms. Bolin says. Eventually, her husbands disdain for Naples along with other considerations, of course led to the dissolution of their union. Ms. Bolin got on with her life in Naples as a consultant and writer. Her former husband? He moved to Palm Beach, she says with a laugh. Take it from Doris Reynolds, Naples isnt for everyone. SOCIETYFrom page 1WINE FESTFrom page 1 FLORIDA WEEKLY/JIM MCLAUGHLINNaples Wine Festival Grants Chair Ann Bain Why, oh why, do they dislike dear old Palm Beach so much? I wonder. Could it be they are jealous? PHOTO BY SLIM AARONS/GETTY IMAGESApril 1959: Mary Sanford attending a charity ball in Palm Beach. Mary Sanford (1895-1993), heiress, known as The Queen of Palm Beach Society for much of the 20th century


WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 NEWS A9 FLORIDA WEEKLY >> 2009 NCEF GRANT RECIPIENTS >> Able Academy, $125,000 >> Boys & Girls Clubs of Collier County, $1,000,000 >> Catholic Charities, $98,280 >> Childrens Hospital of SWF, $160,000 >> Collier Child Care Resources, $262,500 >> Collier County Child Advocacy Council, $460,000 >> David Lawrence Center, $150,000 >> Eden, $125,000 >> Early Literacy and Learning Model, $450,000 >> First Book-Collier County, $25,000 >> Foster Care Council of SWF, $300,000 >> Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, $95,000 >> Guadalupe Center of Immokalee, $1,000,000 >> Immokalee Child Care Center, $200,000 >> Immokalee Nonpro t Housing, $145,000 >> Marco Island YMCA, $200,000 >> Naples Equestrian Challenge, $250,000 >> PACE Center for Girls, $156,000 >> Redlands Christian Migrant Association, $266,777 >> Shelter of Abused Women & Children, $350,000 >> Step by Step Childhood Education and Therapy Center, $337,500 >> Tutor Corps, $150,000 >> Vision Quest, $61,000 >> YMCA of the Palms, $350,000 >> Youth Haven, $100,000 >> TOTAL: $6,982,057 recipients PHOTOS FLORIDA WEEKLY/JIM MCLAUGHLINTOP: Zachary Rosenberg helps Festival Trustees Carol and Tom Lund with bracelets that read I Dream Do You. ABOVE LEFT: Five-year-old Jack Maya unwraps his new toothbrush at the Pediatric Dental Center. ABOVE RIGHT: The Naples Wiine Festival helps kids like these at the Immokalee Child Care Center. LEFT: Margaret Mondavi accepts a cookie from 5-year-old Guadalupe Center chef Adrian Arevalo.

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Working 9-to-5: What a way to make a living by and eager to purchase them. Because the plumage was best to harvest at nesting time, it did not take long for these divine creatures to come close to extermination, as chicks and eggs were left defenseless. In 1901, the Florida Legislature prohibited the killing of wild birds at nesting time.Around 1912, the United States government banned imports of feathers. By then, the consciousness of society had been raised.Cattle, boats and charcoalFlorida has always been known for its cattle country, and Immokalee was at the epicenter. Lesser-known industries were boat building and charcoal making.The Storter and Collier families were among the areas boat-building pioneers. William Colliers grandson, John Morgan, went on to develop the Morgan Boat Company.Charcoal making was done by those who had a way to burn cords of wood to package up to send to Key West. One cord of wood made two bags of charcoal.Project InnovationColliers economy began to rely solely upon development, real estate and tourism. As we can see, relying solely upon industries that are intrinsically linked has its drawbacks. Fortunately, the pioneering spirit of old has left its mark as the Economic Development Council of Collier County. In partnership with other community leaders, the EDC developed Project Innovation, a series of symposiums designed to examine ways for creating a sustainable economy that is not so dependent upon development and tourism. Clamming and charcoal making were not sustainable economies, but the community leaders back then forged new paths in this last frontier and so are todays community leaders. For information about Project Innovation visit www. 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 Tebeau said nature made Collier County a part of Americas last frontier, with settlements all along the fringe of the county. Each of these settlements had its own unique economic, political and legal connections, and they had little dealings among themselves that is, until the Tamiami Trail and the railroads made connections possible.The people residing in the communities under the umbrella of Collier County Immokalee, HWY 29 (with seven townships), Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Marco (then called Collier City), Goodland, the rest of the area now called greater Naples, and the City of Naples did share two commonalities, however: They worked hard to keep their families fed, and their creative, enterprising spirit built the city and county into what they are today.Living off the landThe first permanent settlers came to farm and were actually squatters, settling in whenever area they could find a spot high enough above sea level. Today we might find it odd to think of Marco Island, Chokoloskee and the Everglades as thriving agricultural areas with a ready-made market in Key West. Its amazing how these settlers knew what soil would support which crop without the benefits of formal soil analysis. The tried-and-true taste analysis led these farmers to specialize with particulars crop in certain areas. Tomatoes, the money crop even back then, flourished best on a shell mound. Sugar cane was suited for bottomland in Everglades and fruit was Marcos export especially pineapples. One of the best-known areas back then was Deep Lake in the middle of HWY 29. Some consider this to be the birthplace of Collier County. It was home to Deep Lake Groves, which were plentiful with grapefruits and oranges. But all that was only until imports drove the farmers to new endeavors, and commercial fishing steadily became the most important way of making a living in these parts.The fish were plentiful in the early years, as were oysters and clams. In fact, clams were so abundant that Collier City supported two clam factories at one time. The Doxsee Company and the Burnham Cannery both thrived. Once Captain Bill Collier developed his contraption that could dig for clams in 12 feet of water, it meant barefoot pickers werent the only ones who could come up with a good haul.Birds of a different featherMany forms of livelihood that were some commonplace in those days are hard for us to imagine in these modern times. For example, turtle harvesting for eggs and meat was a mainstay of pioneers especially those who were not good at tilling the land or were prone to getting lost in the Ten Thousand Islands.While birds were always hunted for meat, in the last half of the 19th century a ruthless industry sprang forth plume gathering.The feathers of wild birds, especially the egret and roseate spoonbill, were coveted adornments, and agents were always near-BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyA 1913 hunting camp in Naples (note the wild turkey hanging from the tree left of center) COURTESY PHOTO Commercial Pool Specialist


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS MARCH 19-25, 2009 The Naples Backyard History Speakers Series presents three free programs this week. All take place at the NBH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third Street South. Although there is no charge for admission, reservations are required. Call 594-2978. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 Kris Well of the American Oil and Gas Historical Society will discuss The History of Oil in Collier County. Sponsored by Hodges University. 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 20 Jan Abernathie, senior botanist at The Naples Zoo, who was originally hired by Julius Junkie Fleischmann, will discuss Historic Trees of Naples. Sponsored by Lavern Norris Gaynor. 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 The originally scheduled program with sisters Debbie and Dot Wade has been replaced with The History of Old Naples Historic District featuring Florida Weekly Undercover Historian Lois Bolin, Old Naples historian Mary Watkins and Keewaydin historian Lavern Gaynor. The last in this seasons series of Chickee Chats at the Naples Historical Societys Palm Cottage takes place from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, March 20, and will consist of a panel discussion about historic home restoration in Naples. Homeowners, general contractors and real-estate professionals will be interested to hear city building official Paul Bollenback and floodplain coordinator Christa Carrera. This presentation is historic itself because there hasnt been enough information given to the public on the protocol for restoring an historic home, says Mr. Bollenback, who is head of the citys Building Department. Although the program is free, reservations are required and can be made by calling 261-8164. 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. For the past several months the Garden has been closed for expansion/renovation, with the public permitted in for occasional pre-registered tours. The Garden holds its final visit to the Tropical Mosaic Garden from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21. The Garden will open to the general public in November 2009. To register for the lecture or for the upcoming tour, call 643-7275. Oil, trees, Old Naples history are next topics at mini-museumSeasons last Chickee Chat covers historic home restorationGarden architect will discuss Naples Botanical plans ITS TAX TIME!Give us a call Let us help! Bonita Springs 3301 Bonita Beach Rd Suite 306239.390.8882www.BriersCPA.comMichael T. Briers CPA, M.Acc.Thomas B. Briers CPA/PFS, CFP Mortgage Highlights Melinda SweetLicensed Mortgage Broker President / Owner (239) 403-7400809 Walkerbilt Road, Ste 1 Naples, FL 34110 Email: website: Im playing soccer now. To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit Bryce, a longtime patient of e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, is 11 years old and has su ered with Cystic Fibrosis his entire life. Now thanks to the care hes received, Bryce is getting stronger each day. For the rst time, hes able to play on a soccer team something hes always wanted to do.Bryces life is changing and we honor him for his amazing courage and spirit.As the only Childrens Hospital between Tampa and Miami, e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida treats and heals infants and children from Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. Please help us save a childs life, or return joy to one. Make a gift. Make an impact.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS MARCH 19-25, 2009 Third in Bloom plants seeds for the Naples Flower ShowThird Street South, the official shopping district of the Naples Flower Show, will be abloom with floral displays in store windows plus special events, restaurant menus and gallery exhibits March 19-22 as a precursor to the flower show that takes place March 28-29 at the Naples Botanical Garden. Heres whats on tap: Thursday, March 19 Third Street South merchants will unveil their window displays created to honor the Naples Flower Show theme for 2009: Its in the Bag. 10 a.m. Historic Garden Tour, Palm Cottage Take a step back in time on a docent-guided tour of The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage with stories about the landscape of Naples over the past 100 years. Whether youre interested in palms, edible plants, fragrant plants, exotic plants, grasses or shade from the sun, there is something here for everyone. Requested donation, $8 per person; Naples Historical Society members admitted free. 1:30 p.m. Going Green in the Garden, Gattles Plaza Sharon Zaleski will give easy, no-nonsense instruction on how to create a chemical-free garden. Topics include proper pruning, importance of air circulation, introduction of friendly bugs, watering and the use of natural materials for fertilization. Free. 4 p.m. Floral demonstration by the Naples Garden Club, Gattles Plaza Watch as one of the Naples Garden Clubs award-winning members creates a floral arrangement. Free. 6-9p.m. Thursday on Third Enjoy special music celebrating Third in Bloom. At Gattles Plaza, hear Quiet Storm; at Tonys Off Third, enjoy the sounds of Easy Street; and at Camargo Plaza, listen to Art Esenberg. Friday, March 20 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fresh Flower Cart in the courtyard at The Garden District Youll feel like youre in a market in France. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plein air painting with Paul Arsenault in The Garden District courtyard Watch Mr. Arsenault put Third in Bloom on canvas, capturing the colorful magic throughout the days ever-changing light. 10 a.m. Third Street Horticulture Walking Tour, Gattles Plaza Join Jim Bixler for a walking tour that takes you by more than 200 container gardens and hanging baskets, and several tuckedaway garden courtyards and alleys. Wear comfortable shoes. Free. 11 a.m. Historic Home Restoration, a Chickee Chat at Palm Cottage Sit in on a panel discussion with Paul Bollenback and Christa Carrers, both with the City of Naples. Free, but reservations required by calling 261-8164. 2 p.m. Historic Trees of Naples, the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum Join Naples Zoo botanist Jan Abernathie as he shares some shady tales on beloved historic trees in our city. Free, but reservations appreciated. Call 594-2978. Saturday, March 21 7:30 a.m. to noon Third Street South Farmers Market, behind Tommy Bahamas More than 50 vendors sell locally produced vegetables, fruits, jams, breads, soups, pasta and seafood. Its also the best people-watching in town. 9:30 a.m. Third Street Horticulture Walking Tour, Gattles Plaza A repeat of Jim Bixlers tour described above. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fresh Flower Cart in the courtyard at The Garden District 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plein air painting, in The Garden District courtyard A repeat of Paul Arsenaults demonstration described above. 1 p.m. Container Gardening, Gattles Plaza A hands-on program with master gardener Dayle Westover, who will cover the basics from choosing your potting mix and your plants to fertilizing and watering. Free. 2 p.m. The History of Old Naples Historic District, Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum Hear it straight from Old Naples historian Mary Watkins, Florida Weekly Undercover Historian Lois Bolin and Keewaydin historian Lavern Gaynor. Free, but reservations appreciated by calling 594-2978. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 Sheriff Kevin Rambosk has scheduled a series of community workshops that will give Collier County residents the opportunity to share concerns about safety in the neighborhoods where they live, work and shop. The sheriff encourages residents and business owners to bring their concerns and their suggestions for improvement to the town hall-style meetings. The schedule is as follows: North Naples: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at North Naples Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road. Call 597-1607 for more information. Golden Gate: 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Vineyards Country Club, 400 Vineyards Blvd. Call 455-3121. Golden Gate Estates: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the University of Florida Extension Center, 14700 Immokalee Road. Call 304-3520. East Naples: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Professional Development Center at Gulfview Middle School, 615 Third Avenue South. Call 793-1844. Everglades: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the meeting hall at Everglades Community Church, 101 South Copeland Ave. Call 695-2301. Immokalee: 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Collier County Park Building, 321 N. 1st St. Call 657-6168. The first-ever Family Fun Day at the water park in Ave Maria takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Activities include a dunk tank, rock wall and a 4H animal exhibit. Admission of $10 per person provides entry to all exhibits and to the water park, plus lunch. Tickets are on sale in the Visit Center at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. The Chabad Jewish Center of Naples hosts its annual Purim Around the World masquerade ball on Sunday, March 22. This years theme of a Hawaiian Purim Luau is expected to draw hundreds of adults and children to take a step into Hawaii to celebrate the holiday of Purim, one of the most joyous Jewish holidays. Purim commemorates Jewish survival and perseverance and bears testimony to the ultimate triumph of good over evil. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the customary reading of the Megillah (scroll of Purim) and a multi-media presentation. This will be followed by a Hawaiian buffet dinner featuring kosher island cuisine along with the traditional customary Purim Hamantashen. Entertainment will include a clown, limbo game, make your own lei and a costume contest. Guests should bring a donation for the less fortunate, as charity is an important element of Purim. Earlier in the day, the center invites all area children to participate in baking the unleavened bread that is eaten during Passover. The baking begins at 11 a.m. The Chabad Jewish Center is at 850 Seagate Drive. Cost of the Hawaiian Purim Luau is $18 for adults and $12 for children. For more information, call 261-0772 or e-mail Sheriff invites the public to talk safetyAve Maria water park has Family Fun DayChabad Center celebrates Purim, Hawaiian-style We Will BEAT Euro Kitchen Designs 234.1587 | M-F 9-5pm | Sat 10-5pm||



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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 BRANT SANDERLIN / COX NEWS SERVICE HEALTHY LIVINGBeckie Hawk sometimes turns to the fridge when shes stressed. So the self-employed Web designer posted a sign on it to help her avoid seeking sweets for comfort: Its not in here. Most of the time, she says, it works. She pops a piece of sugarless gum in her mouth and walks away. But during these turbulent economic times, the allure of chocolate ice cream can be unrelenting. Sometimes, I read the sign and say, Forget you I am diving in, says the Atlanta woman, who is trying to lose weight but is satisfied to simply maintain her weight these days. As the economy spirals downward, mounting stress can trigger nervous noshing everything from eating too much of a good thing to inhaling a bag of Doritos to dashes to the vending machine. If you find yourself inventing excuses at work to walk by the nearest desk with a bowl of Hershey Kisses, this likely applies to you. Forget the Freshman 15. Offices and homes for the newly unemployed are the new breeding ground for getting chubby. Call it the Reorg 15. The Layoff Lard. With about 65 percent of Americans overweight or obese, stress eating, sometimes referred to as emotional eating, is already an issue for many people.Studies show stress elevates levels of cortisol, known as the stress hormone, and sparks cravings for pleasurable foods such as cream puffs and mashed potatoes.But while the pleasure derived from stress eating can disappear one minute after touching the lips, its calories will stick to the hips far longer. A Stress in America survey released in October by the American Psychological Association found that 8 in 10 Americans point to the economy as a major source of stress. And about half of Americans say they overeat or chow down on junk food as a coping mechanism. Jennifer Slater, who is in her 50s, packed on 15 pounds after losing her job as a real estate paralegal last year. Id go for any carbs: bread, chips and mac n cheese, said Slater. I was stressed, I was bored, and there was the fridge. She didnt realize her waist was expanding so much until six weeks ago, when her daughter took her photograph.BY HELENA OLIVIERO __________________Cox News ServiceI had a white sweatshirt on and I looked like Orca the killer whale. I kept asking her, Do I really look like that? The photograph spurred a major lifestyle change. Now when she feels stress, she drinks water and goes for a walk. She chronicles her successes and setbacks on her new Web site, she uses that Orca image as a reminder a before photo posted on her kitchen wall.Recession-proof?Beverly Bird is a psychologist who runs Inlighten, a Roswell, Ga., weightloss program for men and women struggling with emotional eating. She says that in times of economic stress, people often fall back on personal comfort foods, favorites from childhood that they have emotional attachments to apple pie, mashed potatoes, soft-serve ice cream cones and the like.Bird says that despite the recession, business is steady, even up slightly from previous years, for er program, which costs about $1,000 for 12 weeks. We are a cash business we dont take insurance and women are coming in and saying they will put other things on hold, that theyve got to get a handle on this, she said. While impulsively eating M&Ms can offer a temporary emotional boost, it quickly evaporates.All of a sudden that food is gone and you are still faced with the same problems, said Rebecca Reeves, a nutritionist and assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. And that guilt comes rushing over you.Fight the urge to nervously eat, she suggests: Count to 10 before diving into the cookie jar, or take a 15-minute walk. Keeping a balanceKatie Ingraham, a 24-year-old director of social media for Foot Solutions (a company that makes specially designed sneakers for Nordic pole walking), says she believes stress eating is a given these days.Absolutely, I feel stressed and pressure to succeed, she said. And sometimes, Ill be at my desk, and think, Man, I need a Jolly Rancher. And sometimes, that pint of Heath Bar crunch ice cream is calling her name, and Take five: Before you inhale that bag of Doritos, step away for five minutes. Take deep breaths or go for a walk. Your urge to eat will likely pass. Plan ahead: Keep healthy snacks apples, pears, high-fiber granola bars and small portions of almonds at your desk. You are less likely to head to the vending machine or the communal tray of Krispy Kremes when you have healthy options on hand. Take more steps: Take the stairs, go for a walk at lunch. This burns calories and reduces stress. Be social: Talk to your spouse. Pick up the phone and talk with a friend. You may just want use your mouth to talk, not eat. Sources: Inlighten weight loss program; Rebecca Reeves, a nutritionist and assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.Snacking strategies Eat less meat and more eggs: Think about replacing one expensive meat-based meal for a less expensive egg-based meal per week. Eat more beans: Make better use of beans as a supplement to a meal or as a main ingredient, keeping in mind that beans are both a vegetable and a protein. They taste good, too. Dont pay extra for what you can do yourself: Wash your own romaine lettuce rather than buying it pre-washed and you can save $2 a pound. Same goes for carrots. Make your own turkey slices: Going to the deli will give your finances a jolt. Heres a better idea: cook a turkey breast for Sunday dinner and use the leftovers for your weekday lunches. Eat seasonally: Get the fresh produce that is available locally or in season and hasnt required huge transportation costs to bring it to your table (e.g., melons in summer, apples in autumn, etc.).Sources: Dr. David Whitehouse, chief medical officer for OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions (a UnitedHealth Group company).Eating on a budgetCo-workers Christie Dennis (from left), Katie Ingraham, Terry Kennedy and Sonia Favors eat lunch at Foot Solutions in Marietta, Ga. Bringing a healthy lunch and taking a walk during their break keep stress and weight down. Chronic stress can eat away at healthy choicesEmotional Eatingshe just cant say no. But shes taking steps to offset the damage by packing low-fat lunches and walking three times a week with her coworkers during their lunch break. Shes managed to maintain her weight but has watched some of her friends and family members get bigger. Its a seemingly uncontrollable epidemic, Ingraham said. Very scary. Anna Smith, owner of Revolution, a personal training facility in Lawrenceville, Ga., recently hosted a workshop on emotional eating. She says she believes most people including herself grapple with stress eating. I still struggle with it every day, said Smith, 34, who lost 45 pounds about five years ago. Smith, who sticks to a low-fat diet and eschews processed food, manages to apply diversion tactics most of the time when she feels the tug to stress eat. Still, once a week, she gives in to stressinduced cravings for something sweet a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chocolate bar or candy. And she doesnt beat herself up over it. I count the calories, assess the damage and let it go, she said. You want to keep moving forward and remember, tomorrow is another day.


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Sundays activities conclude with Bats are OK, a sunset program at Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest. Monday is an ecotourism seminar and lunch with Anne Glick. An all-inclusive festival pass is $125 and affords birders four full days of birding activities, meals and transportation to and from the guided tour sites. Accommodations are not included. One-day passes and single tour passes are also for sale. For registration and more information, log on to www.bigobirdingfestival. com and download a registration form, or call (863) 612-4783. The Collier Fruit Growers Council will hold a fruit tree sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the North Goodlette Farmers Market. The nonprofit council will have on hand numerous varieties of tropical and subtropical fruit trees, from atemoya and allspice to hog plum, pomegranate and sugar apple. The North Goodlette Farmers Market is held in the parking lot at the North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette Road N. The council meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month (except July and August) in the Golden Gate Community Center. Meetings include a guest speaker, a tasting table of ripe fruit, a fruit tree raffle and the chance to share information about cultivating, collecting and propagating fruit trees. New members are always welcome. For more information, visit Do you think you have a green thumb for growing fruits or vegetables? Dont have much land, but still hold true to your dream to begin your own produce business? Urban Farming 101, a beginners course offered by Collier Countys University of Florida Extension Service, could be for you. Sessions will meet every Tuesday evening in April beginning at 6 p.m. at the Collier County Extension Office, 14700 Immokalee Road, adjacent to the fairgrounds. Urban Farming 101 will cover a number of topics over the course of four weeks. Week one on April 7 will focus on First Things First, the business of urban farming, getting started and organic and traditional farming methods. Week two on April 14 will be all about Small Urban Farming Alternatives and Expectations, including vegetable and fruit production systems, plant growth characteristics, crop rotations and management strategies and soil types, fertility and pH and organic matter. Week three on April 21 will be all about The Nuts and Bolts, such as pest management and diseases affecting fruits and vegetables. In week three, participants also will learn about the process of storing and marketing their farm products. The final session on April 28 will consist of a field trip for hands-on learning. Registration for Urban Farming 101 is $25 and includes materials. Participants must sign up by Thursday, April 2. To register, make checks payable to: Collier County BCC and mail to Collier County University Extension Office, 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples FL 34120. For more information, call 353-4244. The 19th annual Bay Days litter cleanup sponsored by Keep Collier Beautiful Inc. will be held across the county from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28. Supply and cleanup sites include Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Lowdermilk Park, Naples Pier, Bayview Park, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Tiger Tail Beach and the 10,000 Islands Panther Preserve. Naples Sailing and Yacht Club will hold its cleanup on Sunday, March 29.Everglades National Park will participate with a cleanup on April 4 and 5. This event annually brings hundreds of volunteers out to help keep our county beautiful. Waste Management supplies dumpsters, and many other companies pitch in with teams of volunteers or much need supplies. Locals as well as snowbirds are welcome. Bring a hat, a pair of gloves and sunscreen. Show up at one of the many supply sites for a free T-shirt and garbage bags. Groups of more than 10 should register with Keep Collier Beautiful by visiting www.litternot@ or by calling 580-8319 no later than Monday, by March 23. For more information on KCBs other cleanup efforts, check out www. Clewiston and surrounds host The Big O Birding FestivalBay Days litter cleanup set for March 28; sailing club, Everglades park will followFruit growers sell trees on SaturdayUrban Farming 101 class is for budding urban farmers You have options. Certi ed Distressed Property Expert One of 221 in FloridaLori Young, Realtor and CDPE Mission Square, 1575 Pine Ridge Rd Naples Pre-Foreclosure?We know short sales, we are helping homeowners and investors sell their property. We are helping aviod foreclosure. We are helping at no cost to the homeowner. We are providing a valuable service to our community.


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The three-hour trip is fun and safe 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. 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. The seasonal tours will end March 30 and resume in December. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSTwo million years ago, giant ground sloths munched and lunched their way across Florida. Standing up to 20 feet tall and weighing up to 5 tons, these massive herbivores dined on sweet gum, magnolia, yucca and live oaks. How do we know they were here? We know because fossil hunters have discovered the mammals skeletal remains, first in South America and more recently here, which leads them to believe the sloths migrated north, perhaps in search of food. In 1986 a University of Florida geology student discovered Eremotherium eomigrans near Gainesville. It remains the largest and oldest ground sloth found in Florida. This sloths largest claw was over 12 inches long. As you see in the photo, the fossil remains tower over me. This pre-Ice Age mammal died out 50,000 years ago. The last of the giant sloths became extinct 10,000 years ago. Some remains were found in caves along with evidence of human occupation. This led to the theory that early man might have raised these animals as a meat source. Climate change, disappearing food sources, viruses and human hunters are among the things that most likely contributed to the giant ground sloths becoming extinct. So what did they look like? They probably resembled an overgrown hamster or a bear with a long, thick tail. Their shoulders were slim and their heads small in proporBY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyGiant ground sloths are long gone, but a few skeletons remaintion to their body. Massive hips allowed them to stand on their hind feet and use their tail for balance. From 20 feet above the ground, they used claws and a long tongue to grab leaves, fruits and branches from trees. They easily chewed this vegetation using blunt, peg-like teeth. More often they walked on all fours, stopping to dig up roots. Their thick skin and heavy fur coats protected them from predators as they traveled in herds. Could they sing? Not likely, but bones in their throats tell us they could make sounds. Their modern relatives, the two and three-toed tree sloths of South America, call to each other during mating season. The size of house cats, theyre unlike ground sloths in that they spend almost all their time in trees. Ground sloths have fascinated people for generations. Thomas Jefferson, an amateur fossil hunter, even brought sloth bones to the White House to study. Thinking ground sloths might still be alive, he asked Lewis and Clark to look for them during their travels West.I was quite surprised the first time I saw a ground sloth skeleton. I had seen dinosaur and mammoth skeletons, but I had no idea this huge mammal existed and right here in Florida. There are only places in the United States where you can see a giant ground sloth skeleton: The University of Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The Peabody Museum at Yale University in Connecticut (which has a specimen with skin and preserved hair on parts of its body) The American Museum of Natural History in New York City (which has a sample of sloth dung)Through this column, I try to bring natures surprises to your door and entice you to discover all the natural world has to offer. You wont see fossil ground sloths at Collier-Seminole State Park, but you very well might find fossil seashells. COURTESY PHOTOLee Belanger in front of a ground sloth skeleton at the University of FloridaSo come explore. Youll be surprised! Lee Belanger is a volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@


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Pending sales in the Naples area reached their highest peak in more than three years in February, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Overall pending sales, which are a key indicator of buyer activity, continued an upward trend in February, increasing 69 percent with 808 pending last month compared to 479 in February 2008. This is the first time since 2005 that we are seeing multiple offers on numerous properties, said Mike Hughes, vice president of Downing-Frye Realty Inc. This is shaping up to be the best season weve had in four years. John Steinwand, president of Naples Realty Services, said inventory continues to decline, thanks to the increase in sales. Available inventory decreased 7.6 percent to 11,427 in February 2009 compared to 12,377 in February 2008. In a pattern that is occurring throughout Southwest Florida, the Marco Island and Fort Myers areas have followed this same trend, recently reporting a surge in sales and a decrease in inventory. The NABOR report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall pending home sales for properties less than $300,000 saw a 178 percent increase, with 587 pending in Feb-The prince did come Neapolitans welcome Jordanian royalty, and other happenings of note. B7 8 & 9 In the drivers seat John Marazzi knows Nissans. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance NABOR reports: February pending sales are the best in three yearsSEE SALES, B5 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYHUGHES Once again, it seems, American colleges and universities, flexible enough to serve regional communities, and do it while the economy bucks wildly or the culture advances technologically, are riding to the rescue. Case in point: Edison State College, with campuses in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Hendry-Glades counties, and Hodges University, with campuses in both Lee and Collier counties, have seen enrollment figures rise dramatically in the last year. At Edison, for example, enrollment figures have been on the rise for five years, with a significant jump from spring 2008 to spring 2009 of almost 15 percent, officials say. Between fall 2007 and fall 2008, enrollment at Edison jumped 14.1 percent, from almost 11,400 to about 13,000 students. Percentage increases at Hodges have been similar. In the fall of 2008, the enrollment of 2,163 students that includes the campuses and an effective online program for distance learning showed a jump of 13.2 percent over 2007, says Joe Turner, a Hodges spokesman. And two years ago, the number of babyboomers returning to study at Edison was down, a trend that sharply reversed itself last year, when the number of boomers suddenly jumped, according to Kevin Coughlin, dean of student services at Edison. Something anomalous is driving this change, and it would probably have to be the economy, he says. People are reacting to the recessionMore and more workers are returning to school to learn new skills, enhance resumesSEE COLLEGE, B10 Back to college BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.comThe charter members of the Fort Myers Rotary Club South on March 1, 1969. COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO Leslie and Logan Urban 7 7 s e g e o i n s p s a $ 30 0 in cr ea s See more real estate sales news on pages. B11 & 12>>inside:On the moveWhos going where, doing what on the business scene. B4

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 BUSINESS PROFILE John Marazzi keeps his eye on the road at new Nissan locationAs the auto industrys biggest names face record losses and dealerships confront declining sales and closures, the prospect of selling cars seems like a losing battle. Yet, John Marazzi refused to let his longtime dream of operating his own dealership crumble with the economy and instead opened John Marazzi Nissan in October 2008. Knowing he would be in for a rough ride, Mr. Marazzi focused on his niche selling quality, late-model, pre-owned vehicles a tactic that proved successful during his 17-year tenure at Fort Myers Toyota. In my past life, we were the number one used car dealer in the country, he said. I knew that business going forward was going to be about pre-owned vehicles. To make the most of that market, Mr. Marazzi needed three things: a great selection of cars, an inventory totaling at least $2 million and, most importantly, land. At its newest location, just off Interstate 75 on Pine Ridge Road, Nissans newly built dealership met all of Mr. Marazzis criteria as well as his familys, who desperately wanted to remain in Southwest Florida. My two daughters go to school and are athletes in Lee County; Ive been here 18 years; I have my team who wanted to come work for me we didnt want to move, he s aid. This opportunity opened up and everything just lined up. Though he now lays claim to the big office, rarely is Mr. Marazzi seen sitting behind his big desk taking in the 18 acres of inventory that stretch before him. If hes not on a corporate conference call in the myriad of offices in the upstairs quarters, hes typically found on the sales floor, conversing with customers and encouraging his crew. He knows that deals no longer rely just on the product, but on relationships. After more than two decades selling Toyota products, Mr. Marazzi admits that Nissan offers a comparable product, which is why success today boils down to customer service and a fair deal. Customers are in the drivers seat, and in order to survive, dealers have to become customer-centric, he noted. Lessons such as these have been learned throughout his career maybe not necessarily as a 12-year-old cleaning cars or even as a 15-year-old lot person for Winner Ford in his hometown of Cherry Hill, N.J., but certainly when he started selling cars as a recent high school graduate at the age of 17. Although scholarships to play college football were available to him, Mr. Marazzi chose to be a student of life instead. He stayed with what he knew and liked best: cars. In the car business you can control your own destiny, he said. I liked the fact that if I excelled, I could do great things with my career. He wasted no time taking matters into his own hands. When a co-worker showed him a map of Cape Coral and announced she was moving there because homes on the water could be purchased for a mere $50,000, Mr. Marazzi couldnt help but think that sounded pretty good. If Im going to be in the car business, why not do it in Florida? he reasoned. So, at 19, he packed up and ended up in Fort Myers. From there his career blossomed, taking him from manager of Toyota Clearwater to general sales manager at Templeton Toyota in Sarasota, to eventually managing Fort Myers Toyota with his dad and brother, Joe Sr. and Joe Jr. Now, his dream is realized at John Marazzi Nissan, where his team consists of 65 employees. And even though the news continues to report doom and gloom, Mr. Marazzi says January was the best sales month ever for the Naples dealership. While being number one in this market tops his agenda, he also plans on taking advantage of the weakening economy by purchasing additional stores. You dont have to reinvent the wheel. You just have to have the insight to know whats best, he says. John MarazziBY ALYSIA SHIVERS ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTO Creative use of Space is our FortSimply Amazing!Unique seating to lounging concept offers the best of all worlds. Its superior space utilization creates a guest room out of your home of ce space! Visit our designer showr oom today for a demonstration.www.citisleeper.com3607 Tamiami Trail Naples, FL(across from Best of Everything)239 649-6919 sofa lounger sofa Customers are in the drivers seat, and in order to survive, dealers have to become customer-centric...


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PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 Inc., has earned the Certified International Property Specialist designation, joining a worldwide referral network of 1,600 real estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clients as well as immigrants. The CIPS designation is awarded by the National Association of Realtors.The Naples-based law offices of Salvatori, Wood, Buckel & Weidenmiller, P.L., have moved into approximately 12,000 square feet of Class A office space on the top floor of a four-story building toward the eastern end of The Mercato. The firm was founded in 2003; its partners are Leo J. Salvatori, C. Lane Wood, Robert M. Buckel, Casey Weidenmiller and Kevin Carmichael. The Mercato is at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road.Pediatrician Ashu Paul has joined the staff at CHS Healthcares Marco Island Pediatrics and is accepting new patients as of April 6. Dr. Paul previously was on staff at CHS/FSU Immokalee Pediatrics. Awilda Rivera has been named general manager of Coste dEste Beach Resort, a Benchmark Hospitality International property in Vero Beach. A graduate of Hodges University, she is the former vice president of human resources and training development for the Naplesbased Coral Hospitality and also was owner/operator of Amadors Italian Restaurant in Naples. Linda Byerly has been named financial analyst for Veritas Employer Services, the Bonita Springs-based company that provides human resources, payroll and employee benefits solutions to businesses throughout North America. Ms. Byerly is responsible for corporate cash management and forecasting. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Patti Wilson-Cipolla, a broker associate with Downing-Frye Realty ON THE MOVE Investment Management Wealth and Estate Planning Private Banking Family Office Services We are proud to announce the opening of our new office location in Naples: 4901 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 877-849-0011 sound relationships. New Locations Hospitality RIVERA BYERLY PAUL WILSON-CIPOLLA Employer Services Health Care Real Estate Greater Naples Leadership has announced the 42 members of the GNL Masters Class for 2009-10. The nonprofit organization is in its 13th year of educating retired and semi-retired leaders about the issues and needs in Collier County and encouraging them to volunteer in the community. GNL has a proven track record of educating and inspiring some of the most talented people who have chosen to make their home here and give of their skills and time in bettering our community, said Jeanne Bolds, president of GNL. Through ongoing educational programs, our community service efforts and our information sources, we assist our members in finding volunteer opportunities that match their skills and interests. The members of Master Class XIV are: Sandra Abookire, Alex Anderson, George Barry, James Barton, Richard Blume, Mary Bowman, Richard Cuneo, Martha Davis, Elizabeth Davison, Kathleen Doar, Rick Fumo, Susan Gallo, Edward Hall, Janice Hannsz, Mary Frances Hirl, Rusty Hubbell, Penny Isermann, Kris Jakel, James Johannsen, Ronald Kaplan, Patricia Kassling, Bethann Kassman, Els Kavanagh, Mally Khorasantchi, Daniel Kozlowski, JoAnn Lekas, George McLaughlin, Paula McNulty, Terrence Moore, John Morse Jr., Mary Lynn Myers, Barbara Oppenheim, Robert Saltarelli, Cherry Smith, Joseph Trachtenberg, Dana Vannoy, Douglas VanOort, Ann Westerfield, Julie Belle White-Newman, Sara Williams, Scott Wollaston and Murray Yost. The GNL Master Class seasonal program includes 10 all-day sessions on major aspects of the community, from history and the environment to education, government, growth, health care, human services, law and Immokalee.For information about GNL and the Masters Class program, visit The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2009 Small Business of the Year Award that will be presented in conjunction with national Small Business Week as part of a luncheon Friday, May 15, at Bonita Bay Club. Nominees must complete a detailed application that provides information about the business, its history, challenges, keys to success, growth and community involvement. A panel of judges will score the nominations and select the winner. Applicants must be members of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Applications are available at under Chamber News. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, April 15. Sponsors for the 2009 Small Business Week and Awards Luncheon include Key Bank, Bonita Daily News/The Banner, Scripps Southwest Florida Group, Hillcrest Bank and Willett Business Management. For more information, call Gabrielle OBoyle at the chamber, 992-2943, or e-mail Gabbi@ New class of Greater Naples Leadership set to learn about areas volunteer needsBonita chamber seeks applications for Small Business of the Year


NEW IN BUSINESS New in Biz: Gigis Childrens Boutique at The Mercato.COURTESY PHOTO Gigis Childrens Boutique, an upscale shop with appar el and accessories for newborns to teens, has opened at The Mercato at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road. This NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 BUSINESS B5 Towncare Dental Associates of Bonita Springs has opened at 1 6565 Vanderbilt Drive. Towncare Dental operates 22 practices in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Naples and Orlando. In addition to traditional preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental services, the practice offers treatments including dental implants, ZOOM! chairside whitening and ViziLite Plus oral cancer exams. The Bonita Springs office is completely paperless, creating charts, scheduling appointments and filing insurance claims electronically. Lead dentist Dr. Angela Cossentino is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry. For more information, call 313-1758 or e-mail David North at Market Pulse event forecasts local econom y. The fourth annual Bonita-Estero Market Pulse event will take place Tuesday, March 24, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., at the Three Oaks Banquet & Conference Center in Estero. Market Pulse provides local business leaders and business owners with an understanding of the current economic forecast so that they can plan and adapt to changing economic times. Admission at the door is $50 and includes breakfast, parking and an economic trend booklet. For information, call the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, at 992-2943. ULI holds redevelopment prog ram. The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council will host an informative breakfast program regarding the redevelopment of local cities and towns titled Viewing Yesterdays Vision in Todays Crystal Ball on Thursday, March 26. The program will be presented at the Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club, 9801 Treasure Cay Lane, Bonita Springs. Registration and networking begin at 8 a.m., with the program from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call the ULI Southwest Florida District Council at (800) 321-5011. FGCU hosts investment forum. Florida Gulf Co ast Univ ersity Lutgert College of Business is hosting the second annual Southwest Florida Investment Forum, sponsored by The Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Naples, Friday, March 20, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., in the Student Union ballroom. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public. The event features chief executive officers from major local, publicly traded companies who will speak on a variety of topics relating to the economic outlook for their respective industries and firms. Featured this year are TIB Financial and Chicos. Associate Dean of the Lutgert College of Business Howard Finch will moderate the lecture. 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Single-family pending home sales increased 131 percent overall, with 450 in February 2009 compared to 195 in February 2008. Overall condo pending sales increased 26 percent, with 358 in February 2009 versus 284 in February 2008; and pending condo sales under $300,000 increased 77 percent with 266 in February 2009 compared to 150 in February 2008. For the 12 months ending February 2009, pending sales for single-family homes under $300,000 increased 362 percent. With current low interest rates and home prices, buyers are motivated and the momentum is continuing, Bill Coffey, branch manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, said. To view the entire February report, go to Chartered in 1949, NABOR is a member of the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. SALESFrom page 1 BCF Management Group, LLC, a consulting f irm specializing in all facets of land management, has opened an office in Estero, providing a variety of services for landowners, investors and other principals related to acquisition, entitlements and the construction of residential and commercial projects in both the private and public sectors. Company president is Brian Farrar, a past president of the Lee County Building Industry Association and current vice president of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. FARRAR is the first location for the boutique owned by Naples native Kristy Garrett Malloy, who previously worked in the childrens buying office for Neiman Marcus. Gigis has clothing and accessories for newborns, infants, toddler boys and girls, and girls ages 4-16. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; call 287-8660.

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 BUSINESS MEETINGS The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce offers early-bird pricing to those who sign up for its annual golf tournament by April 1. The tournament takes place Monday, April 27, at The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs. Early bird pricing is $125 per golfer; after April 1, cost is $150. Register online at YP Naples and Greater Naples Leadership will have a night of speed networking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Bice on Fifth Avenue South. Bring your business cards and present yourself and your company in a round-table format. Space is limited; RSVP to Christy Barbale at cbarbale@ The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce invites members and potential members to March Mid-Season Madness from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Aura Bar at the Naples Grande. Complementary hors doeuvres and the Van Gogh Martini Bar 6-7 p.m.; $5 drink menu available. Admission is $10 at the door and $5 in advance at Catch the Buzz invites members and guests to the annual March Madness Buzz Party beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Boston Beer Garden. Clean out your DVD and CD collections and bring some to be distributed to men and women serving in the U.S. military overseas. The Young Professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hold their first networking event at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Blu Sushi in Gulf Coast Town Center. Cost is $20 per person, and reservations can be made at CIVIC Wine and Cheese Speaker Series, a program of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, plans Staying Competitive in a Global Market: The China Factor from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the secondfloor conference room at the Chamber Building, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. The speaker series is a chance for those interested in international affairs to discuss world issues. Guest speaker is Daniel Borgia. Cost is $5; register in advance at Gulfshore Insurance invites business owners, managers and supervisors to a free workshop about Termination in Turbulent Times from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26. Dennis Slabaugh, director of risk management and claims, will discuss benefits, workers compensation and EEOC issues. Gulfshore Insurance is at 4100 Goodlette Road North. To register, call 435-7137 or e-mail tdelgado@gulfshoreinsurance. com. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly Business Before Business meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month. The March meeting begins at 8 a.m. March 26 at Germain BMW of Naples, 11286 Tamiami Trail N. To register, call the chamber at 992-2943 or visit THE MOTLEY FOOL Consider adding exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to your portfolio. More than $500 billion is already invested in them (which still pales next to mutual funds trillions). ETFs are kind of like mutual funds that trade like stocks. Many are index-based. 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PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 and 3 BEDROOM Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 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 David William Auston, PAMediterra Resident & FEATURED MEDITERRA PROPERTIES Beautiful McGarvey Built Model Home. 5,360 Under Air. 3.875 Million Frey & Sons Built Model Home. 4,986 Under Air. 3.295 Million I Have Room for Your Mediterra Listing Here Private Estate Lot In Teramo. 180 of Frontage & 200 of Depth, 789k and trying to survive by retooling and reeducating, but theyre coming back to school for other reasons as well, say administrators and students alike. I chose to go back to school because of the recession and the lack of employment opportunities, says Leslie Urban, a 49-yearold student who attends some classes at Edison State with her son, Logan, while she works toward a bachelors of applied science degree in management and supervision. Shes having to use her own savings to do it, but she sees a number of students around her who take advantage of employer benefits that include tuition remission, she adds. I worked for a non-profit, but that job disappeared, and Ive even considered dumbing-down my resume something I read about in The Wall Street Journal to get work until this recession ends, Mrs. Urban explains. Unlike many others, she isnt working while shes studying, so the full-time school work will not only retrain her for another career, but also provide respectable resumefiller while she remains unemployed, she says. Whether the new numbers at Hodges are strictly a result of the recession or a matter of the university growing and offering more to students is less certain than another new development, says Mr. Turner, at Hodges: the advent of younger students. The economy has forced younger traditional students to look at Hodges, rather than going away to school. Were seeing an increase in those first-time college students. Our focus has been adult learners traditionally, and the median age of our students is 32. But having said that, were seeing an increase in younger students. Along with many other kinds of non-traditional students. About 47 percent of the students were minority students, and 30 percent of the total are Hispanic, many studying English as a second language to better prepare themselves for life in the United States, says Mr. Turner. Just as in the periods following World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War or the first Gulf War, however, schools such as Hodges are also striving to meet the needs of veterans. Were attracting a lot of veteran students coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan, explains Mr. Turner. Weve actually established a veterans club where they can feel comfortable it helps them assimilate into the civilian life again. We have a special fund set up the American Military Veterans Fund and with the GI bill it helps pay for their educations. The veterans of war are matched by the veterans of life, too. People dont tell me, Im here because of the recession, but when you look at the types of students coming in, with the market changing the types of skills they require, that appears to be likely, says Mr. Coughlin, at Edison. Our director of financial aid, for example, told me she had never seen someone in their 60s coming back to school and getting their taxes verified to apply for a Pell Grant before so older people coming back have not used the entirety of their Pell Grant. Their work may require a post-secondary education. And someone on the verge of retirement, and illprepared for retirement I have to assume thats the economy driving them back. Both schools accommodate students in ways that wouldnt have happened a generation ago. There are a wide variety of four-year and graduate degrees from which to choose, as well as a much larger course offering at night, and on line. Say you were working, and you were downsized, and now you had to take a lesserpaying job to make ends meet, explains Mr. Turner, at Hodges. You cant let go of that, but in the meantime you want to get a better education. With an online program, or classes where you can come in once a week for three or four hours, instead of, say, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for an hour, they can juggle all of those things.One student even earned his masters degree online from Bosnia, adds Mr. Turner. COLLEGEFrom page 1 8,000 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 13,000 14,000 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008* Edison State enrollment pro le 5-year comparisonFall TermSOURCE: EDISON STATE COLLEGE(239) 352-6288 Cell: (239) 398-3006 Serving your Real Estate needs in Southwest Florida Pre-foreclosure consultations Home Watch services New construction / Gated communities Worldwide referral network Serving Lee & Collier Lola and Al Moore


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY MARCH 19-25, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYLely Resort leads the way in Stock Development new home sales Realtors invited to explore Stock Development reports strong new home sales in February, with 26 transactions posted in its communities of Lely Resort in Naples, Paseo in Fort Myers and Vivante in Punta Gorda. The company reported 24 sales in January. Brian Stock, CEO, said sales volume totaled $9.6 million in February, a nearly $2 million increase over the previous month, for an average sale price of $370,000. Lely Resort led the way with 15 new home sales. We sold a new home nearly every day and indications from the first week of March show the trend continuing Mr. Stock said. For the month of February, the average sale price increased by $50,000, he said, adding, The current buyer is more educated than ever, and they recognize the overall value found in a Stock Development community. In its three Southwest Florida communities, Stock Development is building homes priced from the $160s to more than $1 million. Lely Resort has 13 neighbors and homes beginning at $199,990. Residents have access to The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort, three championship golf courses, two golf clubhouses and a Village Center in the Ol neighborhood. Paseo in Fort Myers offers flats and town homes in 14 designs, as well as six casita floor plans. These homes range from 1,200 square feet to more than 2,000 square feet under air. Two neighborhoods of single-story, two-story and courtyardstyle single-family homes are also available. Floor plans range from 1,649 to just over 3,000 square feet under air plus attached two-car garages. We had a very busy month with lots of interest in the new model center. Last week we opened four additional models, bringing the total number open to 18, said Tim Clark, vice president of Sales at Paseo. So far this year we have had more than 1,500 people tour Paseo. It is Lee Countys must-see community before buying. Farther north, in Punta Gorda, Vivante offers twoand three-bedroom condominiums with 1,485 square feet to 2,500 square feet of living space and prices from $149,990 to $499,990. Harborfront units begin at $299,990. The community has a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse. For more information, visit: Lely Resort, 8020 Grand Lely Drive, Naples; Paseo, 11941 Palba Way, Fort Myers; The living room of Aqua residence by Roz Travis Interiors. The entrance to the master suite in Aqua Residence designed by Roz Travis interiors. The living room of Aqua residence designed by Robb & Stucky. Aerial view of AquaCOURTESY PHOTOSAqua, the luxury waterfront condominium residence and deepwater yacht harbor that opened earlier this year overlooking Wiggins Pass, continues its program of Realtor open houses from 3-5 p.m. every Thursday through March. The public can arrange a tour by calling the Aqua sales center. In addition to the common areas inside and out, models by Robb & Stucky Interior Design and Roz Travis Interiors are open. Residence 506 was completed by the Robb & Stucky team of interior designer Joanne Wilseck and design consultant Susan Petril. They employed earthy elements including reclaimed wood flooring and an artistic stone wall to create the focal point and the foundation for aSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY B11SEE AQUA, B12 the luxury lifestyle of Aqua every Thursday afternoon RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAMiromar Lakes/Bellini ......................$2500 Vasari/Cassia ....................................$1700 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Bonita Bay ................................ from $1450 Grandezza/Sabal Palms ......................$1250 Rapallo ..................................... from $1200 Marsh Landing ..................................$1150 Stoneybrook .....................................$1000Furnished Annuals from $1200 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSDunes/Grand Excelsior .....................$4500 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$3850 Park Shore Beach/Solamar ................$2500 Park Shore/Imperial Club .................$2200 Bayfront/Old Naples .........................$2200 Tiburon/Castillo ...............................$2200 Remington Reserve ...........................$1800 Park Shore Beach/Esplanade .............$1800 Pelican Bay/LAmbiance ...................$1600 Stonebridge/Braeburn .......................$1600 Park Shore/Allegro ...........................$1500 The Strand/Turnberry ......................$1495 The Orchards ...................................$1400 Hidden Cove ....................................$1350 Old Naples/Heron Club ....................$1200 Tarpon Cove ....................................$1100 Wiltshire Lakes ................................$1100 Imperial .................................... from $1075 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000Furnished Annuals from $1000 UNFURNISHED HOUSESPark Shore .....................................$12000 Moorings ........................................$10000 Port Royal ........................................$7000 Royal Harbor ....................................$6500 North Naples/Oaks Blvd ...................$5000 Mediterra/Villalago ...........................$3500 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 Andalucia .........................................$2100 Lakeside ...........................................$1300


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 MONICA CAMERON HAS JOINED Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc., REALTORSMonica has joined Premiers residential division located in Venetian Village. Her Real Estate career in Naples has spanned 10 years with Coldwell Banker and 17 years with her company Cameron Real Estate Services where she headed the residential division. Originally from South Orange, New Jersey, she received her B.A. in Elementary Education and her M.A. in Counseling and Student Services. A teacher and the director of a private school, she moved to Naples in 1976 to continue a career in teaching at St. Anns and the Community School.239.595.7025 cell THE VILLAGE OFFICE 239.261.6161 TOLL BROTHERS DREAM HOMESALES EVENT Decorated Models Open Monday 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Tuesday Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m.CGC055953 For information on Toll Brothers communities throughout Florida, visit TollBrothersFlorida.com4 DAYS ONLY! THURS-SUN., MARCH 26TH 29TH, 10AM 6PMBEST INCENTIVES OF THE YEAR!You can make your dreams come true when you visit any one of our participating communities. Take advantage of Below-Market Mortgage Rates, our Extended Delivery Program and Job Loss Mortgage Protection. Enjoy generous savings and the peace of mind that comes with one of the countrys most nancially stable home builders. From the upper $300s (239) 596-5966 From the mid-$300s (239) 344-0600 hd $ $ From the low $200s (239) 334-3600 From I-75: Take County Road 951 (Ext 101)and travel south approx. 1/2 mile to Davis Blvd. Turn right onto Davis Blvd. and proceed 2-3/10 miles to the main Firano entrance on the left. From I-75, take Corkscrew Road, exit 123, west 1/2 mile to Three Oaks Pkwy. Turn right and travel 1-1/10 miles to Estero Pkwy. Turn left and travel 1 mile to Belle Lago and The Reserve entrances on right. Prices subject to change without notice. Brokers welcome. Homes available nationwide. *Offers valid only for new home buyers who purchase a home at a Florida community, deposit by 3/29/09, and sign an agreement of sale by 4/8/09. Offers, incentives, and seller contributions vary by community and are subject to certain terms, conditions, and restrictions. Toll Brothers reserves the right to change or withdraw any offer at any time. Not valid with any other offer. Photos are shown for representative purposes only. See sales manager for details. This is not an offering where prohibited by law. Completely Private Residence 2 Bedrooms (split) 2 Bathrooms Oversized 2 Car Garage Updated Gourmet Kitchen 1900 Sq. ft. AC. Mexican Tile Floors Skylights Clearstory Windows 2 Sided Fireplace Flowering Plants Fruit Trees $696,000Call Janet today for your private showing! Janet Bolinski, PA 239-250-6836 Finest Real Estate World Wide 469 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Tierra Mar Courtyard Home in Pelican Bay classic yet casual ambience throughout the model, which has two master suites and a theater room. Two floors up, Residence 710 was designed by Roz Travis Interiors to reflect the colors and textures of sand, shells and the ocean. Called an Estate Residence, the end-unit floor plan has three bedrooms, four baths, a formal living/dining room with adjacent bar, a family room and a den. Two curving balconies bring the total living area of the home to 4,748 square feet.A community of just 80 residences developed by The Eco Group, Aqua is designed around a private yacht harbor from which boats up to 55 feet long have deepwater gulf access. Owners and guests also have for their pleasure a waterside pool and two palm-canopied heated spas; a fitness center with steam and sauna; a Social Salon; indoor/outdoor Sky Lounge; private dining room; theater; business center; landscaped pet-friendly areas; outdoor bar and grill; gardens and water features. A first-floor guest suite is available for owners to accommodate friends and relatives.Two under-building parking spaces come with each residence; penthouses have a private, air-conditioned two-car garage. Airconditioned storage is provided to each residence. Threeand four-bedroom residences at Aqua range from 3,500 square feet to 6,000 square feet and are priced from under $2 million. A full-time resident manager at Aqua supervises a staff that includes a concierge, valet, amenities attendant and privacy officer after business hours. Upon request of the concierge, services from valet to pet care can be arranged. Memberships to Colliers Reserve Country Club and LaPlaya Beach and Golf Club are also available for Aqua owners. Aqua is at 13675 Vanderbilt Drive at Wiggins Pass Road. For more information, call the Aqua sales center at 591-2727 or visit www. AQUAFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO One of two master suites in Aqua residence designed by Robb & Stucky.


2 Luxurious New Custom Designed Southern-Styled Homes set on a Lake completed Dec 2008. 10,123 S/F with 5 bedroom suites and balconies, 3-bay attached garage. 3,625 S/F with 3 bedroom suites, a detached 2-bay garage and oce. e Estate oers state of the art nishes and elegant craftsmanship throughout. Private septic, sewer, reverse osmosis system and 2 back-up gas generators. 20 horses permitted on this high, dry and cleared property west of I-75. $8,750,000 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 Oversized home site, new stainless appliances, granite counters, plantation shutters, fresh paint interior and exterior, private custom pool, and electric hurricane shutters! $299,900 LOCATION LOCATION! 2 BD, 2 BA 2 Car garage. MAGNIFICENT home offers open oor plan extended living, screened lanai pool offering BREATHTAKING bridge and water views, HURRICANE shutters and more! $280,000 VIRTUAL TOUR BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, Extended Capri, 2 BR, 2 BA, heated pool, wide water view. Owner Motivated! Owner nancing available. $275,900 PRISTINE! 3 BR, Plus den 2.5 BA with UNBEATABLE UPGRADES! Freshly painted interior, plantation shutters, built-in entertainment center, ELECTRIC HURRICANE shutters, PRIVATE POOL! $430,000 VIRTUAL TOUR 3 Br, Plus den 2.5 Ba with custom heated pool & spa, hurricane shutters, great room tile, screened front entry and more! $435,000 PRIVATE POOL HOME WITH FABULOUS LAKE VIEWS! 4BR,3.5BA Open oor plan offers separate formal living and dining rooms great room for entertaining. Numerous upgrades, tile in living areas, crown and decorative moldings, granite kitchen counters, built-in wine cooler in kitchen,and private pool with water views! $469,900 VIRTUAL TOUR Tastefully Appointed 3 BR, plus den 2.5 BA 2 Car garage. Loaded with upgrades including New KITCHEN, cabinets appliances GRANITE, crown molding, tile though out, large screen lanai with water views. A GREAT BUY! Asking $380,000 VIRTUAL TOUR Capri Villa located on Los Altos Court. granite in kitchen, wall unit, excellent condition. Western exposure and very light and bright, room for pool. 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. $474,900 Carlyle 4 BR, 3.5 BA 2 car garage. Pristine home will dazzle the most discriminating buyer! GRANITE, stainless steel appliances, extensive crown molding, replace, PRIVATE POOL and much more! PRICE TO SELL! $499,000 VIRTUAL TOUR FANTASTIC 5 BR HOME! UNIQUE EXTENDED CARLYLE. Features new LARGE TILE and hardwood oors, crown moldings and DECORATIVE trim, STAINLES STEEL appliances. $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. REDUCED TO $470,000 SAVE $$$ PRIME Cul-de-sac location at an unbeatable price! 4 BR, 3.5 BA Carlyle dining, living rooms, along with large great room, crown and decorative molding replace, and large screen lanai. Owners ready to negotiate not a short sale! REDUCED $379,400 VIRTUAL TOUR SAN REMO IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES VILLAGE WALK Other Fine Locations LOCATION ISLAND WALK PRICED TO SELL!! Oakmont with custom pool and renovated kitchen are just 2 great reasons to see this Oakmont. Kitchen has granite, stainless appliances, and cherry wood cabinets. $429,900.PRICED RIGHT! and minutes to Vanderbilt Beach2 BD, 2.5 BA Townhouse w/loft. 1340sf. Perfect for that getaway you been dreaming of! $219,000 Extended Capri 2BR, 2BA Open oor plan lives like single family home, tile in living areas, entertainment center, white raised kitchen cabinetry. $247,500 VIRTUAL TOUR REDUCED GREAT BUY NEW LISTING EMERALD WOODS NEW LISTING GREAT VALUE


Models Open DailyNothing Closer to the Perfect Naples Life. Close to Town. Close to Ideal. Close to Perfect. Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves dene a way of life to be found nowhere else. If your standard is only the best, you truly belong here. Platinum Clubs of America Top 100 Award Winner 54 holes of championship golf 2 magnicent clubhouses 5,500 square feet of tness facilities Estate homesites from the $900s. Villas from $1,595,000. Magnicent estate homes from $2.9 million.Estuary at Grey Oaks is offered by Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS, a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Golden Gate Parkway, just West of Airport-Pulling Road On-site Sales Center Hours Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 11-5 239.261.3148 Goodlette Frank Road Airport-Pulling RoadGolden Gate Parkway Radio RoadGatehouse Gatehouse Granada VI by London Bay Homes Granada VI by London Bay Homes Magnolia II by The Lutgert Companies Cascada by The Lutgert Companies Lucca by Harwick Homes Tallowwood II by The Lutgert Companies


The nest opportunities do not have to scream. Or yell. Or draw attention to themselves. Because they are rare. Prized. Desired by those few who can actually realize them. And Madeira is just such a prospect. So, put your ear to the wind. Listen very carefully. You will not hear a knock. Youll hear the gentle laughter coming from Marco Islands Crescent Beach. Youll hear the sound of a contented splendorous life. And it will come in the form of a gentle whisper beckoning you to call Madeira. Schedule a tour of our new model today. While the opportunity still exists. Starting from $1,547,000. In fact, its because Madeira is the epitome of beachfront living that discriminating individuals have snapped up all but a few of these prized properties. With amazing ready-to-inhabit residences from 2,500-3,500 square feet bejeweled with amenities like the start-of-the-art tness center, private elevators, billiards room, and well, thats just the beginning. The Ambassador Membership* provides residents with golf at The Rookery Golf Club, tennis and privileges to the Marriotts Balinese-style health spa and hair salon. (239) 642.4200 Laura Adams Cell (239) 404.4766 350 South Collier Boulevard Marco Island, FL 34145 ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELO PER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NEW DESIGNER FURNISHED MODEL OPEN DAILY*Annual dues apply. The best opportunities do not knock. They whisper in your ear and are gone in a eeting second.


AT LELY RESORT(239) BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED.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.NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW.PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Theres more to love at Ol, with more residential choices, more amenities, and more value for your money than ever before. This weekend, come celebrate the best of Ol with music, food, and so much more. Enjoy MUSIC IN THEOL PUB and MODEL TOURS Friday, March 20th from 4:00 7:00 p.m. RELAX AROUND OUR RESORT-STYLE POOL with music and fun for the entire family Saturday, March 21st from 1:00 4:00 p.m. or join us for an OUTDOOR MUSIC EVENT at our amphitheater on Sunday, March 22nd from 1:00 4:00 p.m. Dont miss this chance to get a taste of the community that ever yones talking about! Directions: I-75 to exit 101, go west. Right on Grand Lely Drive. Left on Celeste. Follow the signs to Ol.ANUNPARALLELEDLIFESTYLEATANUNBEATABLEPRICE... OLSMUSIC&MOREWEEKENDJoin us this Friday, March 20th Sunday, March 22ndatENJOYMORESAVEMORE FLATSSAN CLEMENTE UNIT #1032 Bedroom,2 BathWAS:$377,771NOW:$189,990SAN PABLO B UNIT #1043 Bedroom,2 BathWAS:$468,440NOW:$219,990 SANTA ANA UNIT #67053 Bedroom,2.5 BathWAS:$359,990NOW:$199,990SANTA ANA END UNIT #1053 Bedroom,2.5 BathWAS:$440,735NOW:$219,990CARMEL UNIT #120022 Bedroom,2.5 BathWAS:$383,389NOW:$199,990CORDOVA UNIT #90012 Bedroom,2.5 BathWAS:$388,789NOW:$219,990TOWNHOMES CASITAS ...ONLYAT






(239) 594-2209 Gene Foster (239) 253-8002 Bridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 239-594-2209 U Pbtn Nftr Bbnf StEmail: www.FosterTeam.comLOA of 125/24, Close to 5th Ave. $1,395,000 Old Naples Seaport: 1001 10th Ave. S. Boat Slip #11 Grand Waterfront Unit, Slip w/20K lb. lift, steps to Gulf/Beach 3/3.5 $1,489,000 Marina Bay Club: 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #606REFURBISHED, 2/2, Bright end unit, Gulf/River/Wiggins Pass Views $679,000 Completely renovated w/ designer upgrades, golf course view, 2984SF, Kris Savoie: 2539957 $688,350 Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace $999,000 Bonita Bay 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd.#60310 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, West of 75 $3,900,000 Livingston Woods: 6520 Daniels Rd.154 Ft Waterfront Dock, Gulf access, Refurbished home! $1,475,000 Imperial Shores: 4882 Regal Dr.3289SF, 4+Den/3.5Ba, granite, stainless kitchen, lg.lanai w/pool Kris Savoie: 239-253-9957 $850,000 Large Villa plan 3+den & bonus room! Oversized pool-extended lanai private Golf course views. Tile throughout! Like NEW! $785,500 West Bay Club: 22129 Natures Cove Ct.Spectacular Location-W 41,gated. Beach Shuttle. Tarpon Cove Yacht & Racquet Club at Wiggins Pass! Completely refurbished, 2/2, Memb. included, Views! $299,400 Wiggins Bay, Princeton Place: 340 Horsecreek Dr. #204 OPEN SUN. 1-4Home completely refurbished, 3+Den/2, guest apt.,quick Gulf access slip/lift $795,000 Gulf Harbor: 1285 Belair Ct.2515SF, 3Br./2.5Ba., overlooking lake & 18th fairway. $649,000 Pelican Marsh 1895 Les Chateaux Blvd. #202REFURBISHED, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top r. Owner nancing avail. $254,900 Bay Forest, Bermuda Bay: 15465 Cedarwood Ln. #3033000SF, 3+Den/3.5Ba. Lg. pie shaped Lk. lot! $1,195,000 Mediterra, Villalago: 18132 Lagos Way 425 Dockside Dr.#903: 3/3 Furnished, Gulf/Naples Nightscape Views. $1,265,000 425 Dockside Dr.#605: 3096SF, amazing views, lg.lanais. REDUCED $1,699,000 425 Dockside Dr.#501: 3050SF, Stunning end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanai.$ 1,329,000 425 Dockside Dr.#703: 2428SF, Views of Gulf/River/Bay, Granite kitchen $1,295,000 425 Dockside Dr.#602: 2677SF, Waterfront, new classic interior decor REDUCED $1,149,000 425 Dockside Dr.#906: Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3+Den/3.5 $1,475,000 425 Dockside Dr.#1005:3096SF, Bamboo rs, Poggenphol kit.spectacular views $2,175,000 435 Dockside Dr.#201: 2872SF, completely refurbished, end unit, 3+Den/3.5 $999,500 435 Dockside Dr.#202: Tile throughout, Granite, water views, $795,000 435 Dockside Dr.#702: Gulf/Wiggins Pass Views!, 2677SF, 3/3 $1,249,000 435 Dockside Dr.#304: Furnished New:carpet/dining furn./TV/BlueRay $1,149,000 435 Dockside Dr.#703: Views of Gulf/Bay/Beaches 2677SF, 3/3 $1,379,000 445 Dockside Dr.#402: Great Gulf Views, 2 front/back lanais, $1,299,000 445 Dockside Dr.#1004: End unit, all water views, 3+Den/3.5 10 ceil, $1,375,000 445 Dockside Dr.#1002: 2677SF,10 .ceilings, granite kit.Views $1,329,000 445 Dockside Dr.#904: Vast wrap around Gulf views, wood rs, 3+Den/3.5 $1,399,000 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 Imperial Golf Estates: 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Charleston Square: 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd.#309Livingston Woods: 2205 Imperial Golf Course Blvd.Pelican Isle Yacht Club boat slips available $99,000-$249,900Pelican Isle Open Sun. 1-4 e Other Naples Waterfront


premier THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PINE RIDGE Private gated California mission-style estate on 1.4 acres. Four bedrooms plus library. Chefs kitchen, detached guest house. $2,395,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #PH-02 Luxurious 4 bedroom residence with private elevator entry and Gulf views from spacious terrace! Private 2+ car garage. $2,850,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731PINE RIDGE Gated estate with lake views, 9,200 SF A/C, ve bedrooms, den, theater and elevator. A Christies Great Estates Property. $4,400,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PINE RIDGE An exclusive two-story Italian-style villa on 3.3 acre lushly landscaped estate. Lake, pool/spa, tennis court, and separate 3-room structure. Over 15,000 total sq. ft. $8,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 THE DUNES CAYMAN #PH-7 Inviting 3 bedroom, 3 bath has stunning Gulf and Bay vistas. Custom kitchen, wraparound lanai with electric shutters. $999,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #504 Five-star excellence! Gulf/Bay views. Private elevator entry, oversized balconies. Master suite and two guest suites. $1,150,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666PINE RIDGE Southern Living style 4 bedroom and bonus room pool home with granite kitchen and wonderful detailing. On 1.1 acres only 1 mile to beach. $1,150,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE EXCELSIOR #T-05 Exceptional terrace residence with oversize lanai. Volume ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and private elevator foyer. Bay views. $1,399,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 BANYAN WOODS Enjoy living in this spacious 4 bedroom plus den, 3 ba t home with a lake view. Situated in a gated community. $895,000 | Claire Catalano | 571-7223BANYAN WOODS Outstanding design and upgrades. Expanded Balboa II with western lake views. Four bedrooms, study and 3-car garage. $899,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Beautifully renovated! Five bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath with wood oors. Terric yard and oversized garage. $899,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552WILSHIRE LAKES Lakefront, 5 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown moulding, tray ceilings, pool/spa. $899,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 THE DUNES CAYMAN #601 Spectacular views the moment you enter this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence. Wraparound lanai. $748,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Fabulous living space in the heart of Monterey. Stone pool and spa, replace, 4-car garage, and large backyard. $749,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552WILSHIRE LAKES Unique 5 bedroom plus den, lakefront estate home. Cypress ceilings, wood oors. Two-sided replace, pool/spa. $849,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466NORTH NAPLES GULF HARBOR Waterfront 3-story home. Four bedrooms with guest suite, media room and observation area. Direct Gulf access. $895,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 WILSHIRE LAKES Impeccable 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3-car garage home. Oversized screened lanai, large pool, brick paver deck. $674,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II 2685 Lewis Lane #202 Outstanding 3 bedroom plus den coach home with upgrades. Private elevator. Beautiful lake/pool views. $699,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678THE DUNES CAYMAN #802 Forever views of Bay and Gulf from this fully furnished residence. World-class pool, tness center, and tennis club. $725,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973THE DUNES CAYMAN #1107 Outstanding views of Bay to Gulf from this spacious, bright corner residence. Amenities included. $725,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 COVE TOWERS NEVIS #302 Nearly 2,700 SF with granite, stainless appliances, Siematic cabinetry and bamboo ooring. Double-gated community. $599,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Arthur Rutenburg Bimini model. Extra large pool, spa and lanai on private oversized lot. Lake views. Four bedroom plus den. $624,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552NORTHNAPLES LEMURIA #404 ELEVATOR INCLUDED with this lake view, over 3,000 SF, four bedroom, three bath. Numerous upgrades throughout. $629,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534THE DUNES SEA GROVE #101 One block to beach! Spacious, like-new three bedroom, two bath coach home; 2-car garage. Professional decor. Great views. $649,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 COVE TOWERS BEQUIA #302 Freshly painted, new custom window treatments, wood laminate oors in great room. Club membership included! $535,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559NORTH NAPLES LEMURIA 7168 Lemuria Circle #1701 New luxury community of 3 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms, 3 bath condominiums with open oor plans, high ceilings and attached 2-car garages. Prices from the mid $400s. Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Charming and beautifully renovated four bedroom home. Gorgeous cherry kitchen with new hardwood oors. Many updates. $599,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55521407 Serrano CircleSouthern lake view is enjoyed from this popular Arabella oor plan with three bedrooms, two baths and 2-car garage. $399,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 COVETOWERS ARUBA 430 Cove Tower Drive #604Corner residence partially furnished, 2 bedrooms, den, hurricane shutters. Club membership included. Pet friendly. $595,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559ARUBA 430 Cove Tower Drive #403Spectacular view of Wiggins Pass from this totally remodeled high-rise. Full pool service, tennis. Furnished. $595,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559THE COLONY 2140 Hawksridge Drive #1704Bright, open oor plan, 3 large bedroom suites plus den. Relaxing fountain lake views. Tile oors, new paint. $449,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879LEMURIA 7164 Lemuria Circle #1601Brand new 3 bedroom with volume ceilings, hurricane code windows, and granite and marble appointments. Furnished. $549,900 | Sue Black | 250-5611LEMURIA 7116 Lemuria Circle #403Four bedroom, 3 bath with granite and marble countertops, wood panel cabinetry, tiled lanais, tray ceilings and lake view. $659,900 | Jean Smith | 450-8202 LIVINGSTONWOODS6870 Hunters RoadSouthern exposure, nicely treed and perfectly located lot. A great neighborhood to realize your dream and build your home. $599,000 | Chris Adkins | 229-3209 LONGSHORELAKE10843 Fieldfair DriveFour bedroom home with over 2,470 SF of living area. Upgraded kitchen and ne w remodeled bathrooms. Tropical pool area. $469,000 | Jan Martindale | 869-036GLEN EDEN 14559 Juniper Point LaneSingle-family villa home never lived-in. Neutral dcor, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, tropical pool/spa. Private gated neighborhood. $440,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543627 West StreetWonderfully remodeled with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Free-form pool/spa a n paver deck. Huge garage. Owner nancing available. $1,088,777 | Esther Van Lare/Dina L. Moon | 659-0099128 West StreetFour bedroom with 2,200+ SF. Many updates; new kitchen, wood ooring a n new roong. Screened-in lanai. $599,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 TARPONCOVE 757 Mainsail PlaceAmazing 3 bedroom courtyard villa with private pool, privacy wall, 2-car garag e surround sound. Great room plan. $399,900 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538BIMINI 938 Carrick Bend Circle #101First oor 3 bedroom, 2 bath has western view of large lake with fountains. Membersh i to the Tarpon Cove Club included. $360,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BIMINI 913 Carrick Bend Circle #103This 3 bedroom, 2 bath coach home views a lovely preserve area. Comes with membership to the Club at Tarpon Cove. $327,500 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 Single Family Homes THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7114 Mill Run CircleLake and preserve views. Soaring ceilings, kitchen open to family room, lanai with pool. Master suite views lake. $589,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552GRANDPRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA 295 Grande Way #301Furnished, 3 bedrooms. Views of Gulf and Turkey Bay. Private elevator, marble and hardwood oors. Beach club available. $995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192REDUSEA GROVE 385 Sea Grove Lane #202Wonderful lake views. Wood oors, 4 bedrooms, 2-car garage. Membership privileges to Floridan Beach Club. NOW $895,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 REDUCEDCAYMAN 325 Dunes Blvd. #704Freshly painted, turnkey furnished, and brand new wood oors throughout. Remodeled kitchen, hurricane shutters. $715,900 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559SEA GROVE 320 Grove Court #102Move right into this tastefully furnished 3 bedroom condominium 1 block from the Gulf. Open oor plan with lanai. $599,000 | Fred Alter | 269-41238149 Las Palmas WayLike-new Rutenberg home. Bamboo and porcelain oors, oversized lanai, po o family room, bonus room, 2-car garage. $549,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55 5 7648 Ponte Verde WayThere is nothing like coming home to this delightful, cheery home on picturesqu e expansive lot. Room for pool. $497,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55528139 Las Palmas WayRobb & Stucky designer has created a stunning renovation of this 3 bedroo m home. Large lanai/backyard. $449,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552HARBOURSIDE 505 Clubside Drive #505Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 3 bath is offered furnished with new granite counters, cabinets, appliances and ooring. $349,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931PRINCETON PLACE 380 Horsecreek Drive #106Two bedroom turnkey furnished home with bamboo oors. Screened lanai overlooks lake. Membership included. $319,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559REDU8117 Lowbank DriveModied Arthur Rutenberg plan. Vaulted ceilings, columns and archways, custom pool, and a oversized 2-car garage. NOW $450,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 REDUCED6030 Shallows WayCustom designed 3 bedroom detached villa. Heated pool with cascading spa overlooks tropical nature preserve. $399,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-94116063 Shallows WaySingle-family living with pool and worry-free villa lifestyle. Solid Brazilian cherry wood ooring. Close to it all. $369,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 THESTRADAAT MERCATOLocated just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on U.S. 41. Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $500s. OPEN MON-SAT. 10-5; SUN. 12-4. Please call 594-9400 for more information. FURNISHEDMODELS OPENDAILY THEDUNES HAWKSRIDGE ANDALUCIA NORTHNAPLES VILLAGESOFMONTEREY WILSHIRELAKES PINERIDGE Condominiums/Villas WIGGINSBAY OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN MON-FRI.10-4 SAT.&SUN.1-4


NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 VANDERBILT BEACH & SUROUNDS premier NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES t222 Channel Drive Boat in your backyard, steps from the beach! Waterfront, four bedrooms, study, travertine marble oors, and granite counters. $3,200,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111VANDERBILT BEACH THE VANDERBILT t#PH-02 Views of Gulf, waterways and all the way to Sanibel. Rooftop patio with spa, outdoor movie theater and summer kitchen. $3,800,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731BAREFOOT BEACH t105 St. Eustacius Lane Incredible 180 degree Gulf views from all four levels! Renovated in 2002. Spacious guest suites with private baths. $3,895,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tNew waterfront estate! Bay views, 5 bedrooms, media room, 5,860 SF of living area. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,999,999 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS t209 Bayfront Drive Stunning home with bay views, pool/spa, boat dock and lift, 2 gourmet kitchens, 3 guest suites, and 3-car garage. $2,595,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWaterfront masterpiece on oversized lot with bay and waterway views, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and over 6,300 SF. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,945,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tCustom home with panoramic bay views, dock and 10,000 lb boat lift. This home offers 4 bedrooms plus den, and 4 baths. $2,950,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tTwo-story home, 3 bedrooms, loft and over 5,060 total SF. Private boat dock, Gulf access. Walk to private beach. $2,975,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 NEW LISTING VANDERBILT BEACH CASA GRANDE t#501 A rare opportunity for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence with wraparound lanai providing endless views of the Gulf. $1,495,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123VANDERBILT BEACH MANSIONS t#6N Waterfront condominium with granite counters, top-of-the-line appliances, crown moulding and private elevator. A Christies Great Estates Property. $1,899,900 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tGenerous BAY AND GULF vistas. MAGNIFICENT custom nishes throughout. An oversized dock with an electric lift. $2,499,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tLarge, casual chic home with quality materials and nishes throughout. Two story lanai. Fully equipped boat dock. $2,550,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I t#102 Light and bright beachfront gem lives like a home with tropical Gulf views, sunsets and glorious sounds of surf. NOW $899,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 REDUCED VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSHORES t#261 Stunning Gulf views from this 3 bedroom on the beach. Totally renovated kitchen. Docks available. Rental potential. $899,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT BEACH PHOENICIAN SANDS t#201 Small intimate complex right on the sand. Furnished 2nd oor, 2 bedroom with over 2,052 total SF. Newly decorated. $899,900 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA II t#1102 Gulf, Bay and city views from this three bedroom, three bath turnkey furnished residence. Cabana, 40 boat slip included. $995,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494 VANDERBILT BEACH SAUSALITO OF NAPLES t#1 Spacious 3-story townhouse located across from the beach and on the bay. High-impact glass four balconies, boat slip. $845,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SHORES t#402 Two bedroom plus den on the beach. Great location with access to shopping, dining, and theatres. Offered furnished. $860,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931BAREFOOT BEACH BAREFOOT BEACH CLUB t#201 Light-lled 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence. Tastefully decorated, preserve and Gulf views. Electric shutters on lanai. $885,000 | Fran Rauschelbach | 287-7393VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tBuild your dream home on this waterfront lot with access to Vanderbilt Beach and the Gulf via Wiggins Pass Waterway. $897,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VANDERBILT BEACH GULF COVE t#302 Bay views from this beachside retreat. Updated with granite, raised panel cabinets, and mouldings. Private dock. $669,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA I t#904 Gulf and Bay views from lanai, living room, and master suite. Marina with dock space available. Turnkey furnished. $744,900 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWide waterway views from this well-maintained home with spacious lanai, 30 pool, and boat dock. Quick access to Gulf. $795,000 | PatrickOConnor | 293-9411 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SURF COLONY II t #205 Panoramic bay views and sunsets from every room. Open kitchen, wraparound lanai. Freshly painted. $539,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 V ANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES t Three bedroom home with screened, heated pool and large lot. Freshly painted interiors, new A/C. T wo-car detached garage. $540,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA III t#304 Three bedroom furnished residence with tile throughout. Tropical pool, exercise room, clubhouse and 55-slip marina. $595,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT YACHT & RACQUET CLUB t#401 Magnicent long water views. Spacious with two bedroom suites. Bright, crisp and clean. Community across from beach. $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA PAVILION CLUB t#201 Turnkey furnished corner residence. Hurricane shutters, pergo oors and built-in grill on the lanai of this 2 bedroom plus den. $399,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 VANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES t Upgraded 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. Cathedral ceiling, glass-enclosed lanai; pool and tennis nearby W alk to beach. $425,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES t Three bedroom, 2 bath home with 2-car garage is within walking distance to beach, dining, and shopping. Sold as-is. $435,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 V ANDERBIL T BEACH VANDERBILT SURF COLONY II t #PH-1106 Unobstructed views to Gulf, Bay and Sanibel; 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Upgrades; Stainless steel appliances, granite tops and new paint. $524,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 Single Family Homes IMPERIAL SHORES 4824 Snarkage DriveFive bedroom, 5.5 bath with 3-car garage, private pool/spa, over 4,800 SF and vaulted ceilings. No bridges to the Gulf. $2,450,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119IMPERIAL SHORES 4819 Snarkage DriveNew home situated on a waterway with Gulf access, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3-car garage, and heated pool/spa with southern exposure. $1,950,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 Condominiums/Villas IMPERIAL SHORES 4895 Esplanade StreetThis 3 bedroom villa has direct Gulf access and is situated on the Imperial River. Boat dock, boat lift, pool/spa. $1,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BONITA VILLAGE 3901 Kens Way #3301Luxury community with private beach shuttle. Quality construction, 2 pools, spa, tness center, and 2-story clubhouse. $499,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 Lots KINLEYLAND 27771 Kings KewThis waterfront homesite, 75 X 100, provides the perfect setting for your dream home. Bay views and Gulf access. $899,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301BRENDAN COVE 9124 Brendan River CourtMagnicent homesite located on the Imperial River. Southwest exposure, surrounded by beautiful homes. Direct Gulf access. $749,000 | Dan ODea | 250-2429PIRATES COVE 27261 Arroyal RoadSpectacular views of Imperial River from this Gulf-access lot with existing boat dock. Water views front and back. $375,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119VANDERBILT PALMS 260 Southbay Drive #206Rare opportunity for this residence that is steps to beach. Turnkey furnished and wonderful bay views. $299,900 | Barbara Bardsley | 784-6924BEACHWALK VILLAS 871 Reef Point CircleFabulous view over the lake and fountain to the south sets this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa. New tiled roof. $399,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BEACHWALK VILLAS 648 Windsurf LaneLovely villa has a long view of the lake and is close to clubhouse. Hardwood ooring. Glass-enclosed lanai. $395,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BEACHWALK GARDENS 565 Beachwalk Circle #203Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence with split oor plan, vaulted ceilings, and lovely views over 1 of 3 lakes. $350,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES452 Heron AvenueThis is a great boating neighborhood where you can build your dream home. Walk to the beach. Southern exposure lot. $864,000 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993380 Tradewinds AvenueWaterfront lot with southern exposure. Concrete seawall spans 75 feetready for dock and lift. Access to Gulf of Mexico. $569,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123 NEW LISTINGVASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA III 28520 Altessa Way #201Golf membership included. Exquisite coach home with elevator overlooks green and fairway and 2 lake views. Brand new. $565,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA 28610 Altessa Way #102Spacious two bedroom plus den is meticulously maintained. Cherry cabinetry, tile on the diagonal, and upgraded appliances. $449,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VASARI COUNTRY CLUB TOSCANA I 12220 Toscana Way #101 Tastefully nished home overlooks lush green and lake. Two bedroom plus den corner residence. Bundled golf community. NOW $299,999 | Susan DeShong | 253-3434 REDUCED VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA tThe perfect resort-style community just steps to the beach! Regatta offers residents the use of two pools, spa, tness, gazebo grill area and a 55 slip marina. FROM $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BONITASPRINGS BONITASPRINGS Condominiums/Villas OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4


41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 35 32 36 33 37 34 38 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 VILLAGE WALK & ISLAND WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle From the mid $200s Illustrated Properties C all 239-5962520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 Sat Sun 10-4 2 WIGGINS BAY, PRINCETON PLACE 340 Horsecreek Dr. #204 $299,400 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-594-2209>$300,0003 VILLAGE WALK & ISLAND WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle From the mid $300s Illustrated Properties C all 239-5962520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 Sat Sun 10-4>$400,0004 VILLAGE WALK & ISLAND WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle From the low $400s Illustrated Properties C all 239-5962520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 Sat Sun 10-4 5 LEMURIA 7168 Lemuria Circle #1701 From the Mid $400s Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 >$500,0006 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 7 VILLAGE WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle From the mid $500s Illustrated Properties Call 239-596-2520 Mon. Fri. 1 0-4 Sat Sun 10-4>$600,0008 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239643-1414 9 PELICAN MARSH OSPREY POINTE 9061 Whimbrel Watch Lane #202 $649,000 Premier Properties Ray Couret 293-5899 10 PELICAN MARSH 1895 Les Chateaux Blvd. #202 $649,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-594-2209>$700,000 11 PARK SHORE COLONADE 247 Colonade Circle $775,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler 404-6460 12 BONITA BAY SANCTUARY 4285 Sanctuary Way $789,500 Premier Properties Cathy/ Jim McCormick 850-4278 13 OLD NAPLES VILLAS RAVELLO 842 9th Avenue South #105 $795,000 Premier Properties Bernie Garabed 571-2466 14 PELICAN ISLE CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr $795,000-$2,175,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-594-2209 15 MARCO ISLAND CAPE MARCO MERIDA 990 Cape Marco Drive #304 $799,000 Premier Properties Chris Sullivan 404-5548>$800,000 16 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s Premier Properties Call 800-3113622 17 PELICAN BAY CRESCENT 8444 Abbington Circle #1421 $899,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304 18 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Realtors Margaret Hutchison 9272-7000>$900,00019 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT WEST 250 Park Shore Drive #403 $995,000 Premier Properties Paula Sims/Julie Rembos 262-6600. 20 PELICAN BAY BAY VILLAS 554 Bay Villas Lane $995,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005.>$1,000,00021 SEAGATE 5133 Seahorse Avenue $1,150,000 Premier Properties Lodge McKee 434-2424. 22 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander Drive $1,295,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 23 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #406 $1,295,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 24 BONITA BAY IBIS COVE 27211 Ibis Cove Court $1,445,000 Premier Properties Carol Wood 822-3709 25 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,565,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 26 MEDITERRA BELLEZZA 14898 Bellezza Lane $1,800,000 Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 27 MOORINGS 2999 Crayton Road $1,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 28 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #503 $1,998,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000>$2,000,00029 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting at just over $2.1 million. Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 30 MOORINGS 2201 Beacon Lane $2,325,000 Premier Properties Trey Wilson 595-4444 31 OLD NAPLES 693 14th Avenue South $2,795,000 Premier Properties Steve Smiley 298-4327 32 PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,900,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-6200 33 MEDITERRA MARCELLO 29050 Marcello Way $2,995,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266>$3,000,00034 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16041 Trebbio Way $3,175,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 35 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 222 Channel Drive $3,200,000 Premier Properties Roya Nouhi 290-9111 36 ROYAL HARBOR 2645 Tarpon Road $3,366,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 250-4140 37 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,650,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231>$8,000,00038 PORT ROYAL 1527 Galleon Drive $8,900,000 Premier Properties Philip N. Collins 404-6800


premier NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PELICAN BAY & PELICAN MARSH THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 PELICAN BAY MONTENERO t#PH2002 Privacy and spectacular views make this 9,715 SF gorgeous penthouse a paradise in the sky. Exceptional extras. $6,795,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 PELICAN BAY POINTE VERDE tThis custom designed estate home features volume ceilings, 4 bedroom suites, a home theatre and library. Pool and spa. $3,995,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 PELICAN BAY GEORGETOWN tA stately manor with many artful upgrades. Four bedroom, study, media room & pool overlooking lake. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,600,000 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583 PELICAN BAY MONTENERO t#508 Private elevator delivers you to the foyer of a wonderfully warm beachfront home. Panoramic Gulf views. $1,975,000Penny/Bob Lyle & Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 PELICAN BAY CARLTON PLACE tGolf course views and totally remodeled 3 bedroom plus den 2-story villa. Sophisticated beach house decor. $1,795,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN BAY PINECREST tExtensively remodeled 4 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath with gourmet kitchen, electric shutters, and custom cabinetry. $1,598,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 PELICAN MARSH MUIRFIELD tMagnicent custom-built home. Two home theaters, wine cellar, wood oors, granite counters. Pool, waterfall spa. $1,399,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714 PELICAN BAY CORONADO t#1001 Corner residence with panoramic Gulf, Bay and preserve views. Cherry cabinetry, wood oors, and electric shutters. $1,350,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 PELICAN BAY OAKMONT tOne house from the lake. Cathedral ceilings, French doors, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Large heated pool. $1,350,000 Sharon Kiptyk/Jane Darling | 777-3899 PELICAN BAY RENAISSANCE t#3A Charming residence with high ceilings, granite, wood-burning replace, loft library, skylights. Furnished. $1,299,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA tContemporary villa with European-style nishes. Three bedroom, upgraded cabinetry, guest cabana and courtyard pool/ spa. $1,285,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 PELICAN BAY MARBELLA t#201 Marble oors, crown mouldings, faux paint, foyer with tray ceiling. Retirement living at its best. $1,175,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498 PELICAN BAY LAS BRISAS tGorgeous 3 bedroom villa with 2,600 SF A/ C, prime southwest exposure, a private pool, and remodeled kitchen. $1,175,000 Sharon Kiptyk/Jane Darling | 777-3899 PELICAN MARSH GABLES tCustom built 4 bedroom plus den with a large kitchen that opens onto family room with wood burning replace. Lanai overlooks lake. $1,150,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t#307 A beautifully appointed residence with a sunset terrace overlooking the Gulf. Enjoy the incredible amenities. $1,075,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY PINECREST t806 Tallow Tree Court Improvements galore; new roof, windows, shutters, oor. Mint 3 bedroom, .35 acre site. NOW $998,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 REDUCED OPEN SUN.1-4 PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA t#2003 Gulf views from this residence with an entire new kitchen featuring granite, new cabinetry and new appliances! $929,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 PELICAN BAY CRESCENT t8444 Abbington Cir. #1421 Rarely available! Three bedroom coach home with private elevator, SE exposure overlooking golf. $899,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN MARSH VENTURA tExpansive great room and kitchen. Spinnaker oor plan, 3 bedroom plus loft/ den, lanai with pool. Attached 2-car garage. $545,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT t#202 Magnicent sunrise views from this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath with 1-car garage. Open oor plan. Fully furnished. $499,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 Single Family Homes 6987 Green Tree DriveSparkling and sunny SW lake views on 2 sides. Single-family 5600 SF home, 4 bedrooms with en-suite baths. Elegant!$2,595,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322OAKMONT 808 Pine Creek LaneLovely 3 bedroom newly renovated with tile and bamboo ooring. New kitchen, tray ceilings, private pool.$949,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420REDUOAKMONT 720 Pineside LaneEnjoy your own private pool and spa in this light-lled 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath home on a large homesite.NOW $799,000 | Marion Bethea | 261-6161 REDUCED Condominiums/Villas COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay DriveLakefront courtyard villa with guest cabana. New at roof,paint and alarm system. Screened private pool/spa.$1,749,900 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118 OPEN SUN. 1-4TIERRA MAR 568 Tierra Mar LaneRare 4 bedroom villa with lake view and southern exposure. Large pool in front courtyard, aviary-screened patio in rear.$1,545,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #406Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom! Neutral backgrounds, spacious lanai and a Gulf view! Two-deeded parking spaces.$1,295,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 OPEN SUN. 1-4ST. RAPHAEL 7095 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14Corner 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa with private elevator. Private pool, replace, screened balcony & lanai, 2-car garage.$1,249,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235ST. MAARTEN 6101 Pelican Bay Blvd. #PH5Commanding coastal views from this penthouse with four bedrooms, master is on the 1st oor. Totally renovated.$1,195,000 | Mary Johnson | 594-9446BRIDGE WAY VILLAS 667 Bridgeway Lane #135This 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa has a backyard opening up to a creek and views of the lake. New A/C, pool heater.$1,195,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1705Extremely open and airy standout. Modied plan. Granite countertops, marble ooring, 3M lm on all windows.$1,090,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741CORONADO 7225 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1104Gulf views from every room. Stainless appliances, new A/C unit, granite countertops, tray ceilings. Tram to beach.$997,000 | Linda Perry/Judy Perry & Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161LAMBIANCE 2000 LAmbiance Circle #201Sensational view! Tropical aqua-scape view enhances the open spaciousness of this coach home. Incredible amenities.$995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 BAY VILLAS 554 Bay Villas LaneBeautifully remodeled, 3 bedroom villa with soaring, vaulted ceilings in the great room, master bath, and kitchen.$995,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 OPEN SUN. 1-4MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105Wonderful Gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with approx. 2,000 total SF. Full service building.$975,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420HERON 5555 Heron Point Drive #802Your home in the sky awaits. Stunningly remodeled. Unobstructed bay and Gulf views. Two bedrooms, den, 3 baths.$975,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126CRESCENT 8440 Abbington Circle #25Lake, golf, sunsets, lush distant horizons, and palm trees. Spacious 2 bedroom, den, 2.5 bath, large SW lanai.$899,000 | Mary Halpin | 269-3005ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14Garden residence with condominium amenities! Private 26x20 pool, spacious garden, 2 bedrooms, marble oors.$825,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666STRATFORD 5601 Turtle Bay Drive #501Long views of Gulf of Mexico. Over 3000 sq. ft. of living area, 2 bedrooms, study, 3 baths and a quiet location.$799,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322ST. MARISSA 6573 Marissa Loop #1002Endless Gulf of Mexico views from this 2 bedroom plus den. Beautifully updated building with great amenities.$799,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd.Spacious oor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2-car garage. Wonderful lake/pool views. Beach access, pool, tennis.$795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202Custom interior nishes throughout modied oor plan. Appointments of marble, polished porcelain and granite.$795,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAYHYDE PARK 6320 Pelican Bay Blvd. #T-6Walk across street to beach tram from this 2 bedroom. Neutral decor, wet bar, large lanai and garage parking space.$449,000 | Jane Darling/ Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899GLENCOVE 5803 Glencove Drive #603Updated kitchen, granite counters, 18 tile oors, and newly furnished turnkey. Corner location offers privacy.$414,900 | Linda Ohler | 404-6460GLENCOVE 5818 Glencove Drive #103This 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence has a glass-enclosed lanai, which expands the living area.$345,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980GLENCOVE 5809 Glencove Drive #901Peaceful views of the lake from this furnished 2 bedroom with updated kitchen and newer appliances. Tram to beach.NOW $329,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494 REDUCED Single Family Homes BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8639 Blue Flag WayMediterranean-style home with view of golf. Saturnia ooring, crown moulding and granite counters. Pool/spa.$2,395,000 | Michael Lawler/Ray Couret | 571-3939BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8687 Purslane DriveFurnished home with luxurious appointments, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, crown moulding, and Koi pond, side courtyard.$1,875,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899TERRABELLA 9001 Terranova DrivePrivate 2-story, 4 bedroom plus den and 4+ bath. Stunning 14 ceilings and triple-crown moldings. Free-form pool.$1,299,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448TERRABELLA 9025 Terranova DriveDistinctive Communities built home. Cathedral ceilings, ne woodwork, faux paint, Pool/spa in sun-lit courtyard.$1,185,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 Condominiums/Villas TERRABELLA 9108 Terrabella CourtCurved cherry staircase, formal living, dining and family rooms. Pool, spa, overlooks lagoon. Completely furnished.$1,795,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448PORTOFINO 1456 Via PortofinoTile & marble oors, volume ceilings, and plantation shutters. Private pool and spacious lanai overlook preserve.$999,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544OSPREY POINTE 9061 Whimbrel Watch LN. #202Second oor, 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath oor plan lives like a house. Southern exposure golf course views, 2+car garage.$649,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OSPREY POINTE 9024 Whimbrel Watch LN. #202Ultimate in carefree living. Spectacular park views, sunshine all day, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, media room plus den.$599,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 NEWLISTINGLES CHATEAUX 1855 Les Chateaux Blvd. #302Panoramic lake views from this 3 bedroom plus den penthouse. Custom paint, oversize tile; premium carpet. Light and bright.$599,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899OSPREY POINTE 9029 Whimbrel Watch Lane #102Expansive golf views from the large lanai! Loads of upgrades some include diagonal tile oors and crown moulding.$595,000 | Janet Gable | 370-5547MONT CLAIRE 2365 Mont Claire Drive #101Turnkey furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with wet bar, built-ins, diagonal tile, crown moulding and coffered ceilings.$580,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899ARIELLE 2245 Arielle Drive #2101New wood ooring and great decor! This end 3 bedroom plus family room/den residence enjoys a peaceful lake view.$379,500 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544ARIELLE 2130 Arielle Drive #305Southern exposure, golf course view. Carriage home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. This is a perfect vacation home.$348,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899ARIELLE 2245 Arielle Drive #2107Lake views from this turnkey furnished 2 bedroom plus den Ibis oor plan. Golf memberships are available.$319,000 | Adrienne Kubiak Young/Ray Couret | 825-5369ARIELLE 2120 Arielle Drive #202Amazing lake and golf views with southern exposure. Corner 2 bedroom plus den. Tastefully decorated and sunny.$319,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Lots AUGUSTA 2546 Augusta DriveBuild your home on this oversized lot; 1/3 of an acre setting. One of the last building sites; choose your builder!$390,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 PELICAN MARSH Condominiums/Villas PELICAN BAY CRESCENT 8456 Abbington Circle #1712First oor! Numerous improvements including paint, carpet, tile, appliances and more! Southern exposure.$749,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OPEN SUN. 1-4GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #405Gracious 3 bedroom, 3 bath with unobstructed views of Gulf, preserve and pool/spa area. Two car under-building spaces.$749,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202Three bedrooms, three baths, views of preserve. Some features include marble ooring, tray ceiling, wet bar.$745,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424POINTE II 535 Via Veneto #101Magnicent 3 bedroom corner residence is bright and sunny. Pristine condition, exquisitely furnished, glassed lanai.$725,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714ST. PIERRE 6825 Grenadier Blvd. #1504Watch the sun rise over golf course and sun set over Gulf. Wood oors, newer appliances, screened/open balconies.$723,100 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583POINTE II 515 Via Veneto #102Elegant 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features tray ceilings, 18 tile, crown moulding and a large glass-enclosed lanai.$700,000 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033CHATEAUMERE 6040 Pelican Bay Blvd. #301Fabulously updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence with wraparound lanai and sunset views. Move in and enjoy!$699,777 | Esther Van Lare | 404-3045BREAKWATER 780 Breakwater Circle #203Gourmet kitchen, plantation shutters, Italian stone ooring. Two-car garage. Hurricane-glass lanai with lake view.$699,000 | Janet Rathbun/Linda Piatt | 860-0012 OAK LAKE SANCTUARY 878 Turtle CourtSplit bedroom plan with 3 bedrooms, 3baths including a separate guest house. Private pool/spa, 10 ceilings and 2-car garage.$699,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 OPEN SUN. 1-4BREAKWATER 749 Bentwater Circle #203This 2 bedroom plus den features picturesque southern lake views, a glass-enclosed lanai & a huge oversized 2-car garage.$679,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005ST. NICOLE 5550 Heron Point Drive #1202Sunsets from balcony! Pristine 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence. Gorgeous Gulf views, beautiful furnishings.$675,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980BREAKWATER 815 Bentwater Circle #101Three bedroom with southeast exposure over the lake, 1,831 SF under air, and 2-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$649,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899INTERLACHEN 6760 Pelican Bay Blvd. #333Southeastern views across the Pelican Bay Golf Course & lakes highlight this meticulous three bedroom condominium.$649,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529VALENCIA 6520 Valen Way #C103Sunrises over golf from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. The guest bedroom has private bath and lanai.$619,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005ST. PIERRE 6825 Grenadier Blvd. #103Upscale high-rise, sunny, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, lush garden view, hurricane shutters, beach access next door!$595,000 | Patricia Bucalo | 248-0694LAMBIANCE 800 LAmbiance Circle #103Prime location with waterscape, fountain and waterfall vistas. Smartly designed residence for maximum enjoyment.$575,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041CALAIS 7016 Pelican Bay Blvd. #102New 20 tile, carpet, cabinets, granite and marble counters, stainless appliances and crown moulding. Attached garage.$559,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973REDUBAY VILLAS 547 Bay Villas LaneOpen 2 bedroom plus den, private courtyard, granite counters, stainless appliances and Mexican tile oors.NOW $549,000 | Linda Piatt/Jeri Richey | 269-2322 REDUCEDBREAKWATER 765 Bentwater Circle #102Spacious 2 bedroom plus family room over-looking lake. Upgraded kitchen. Two-car garage. Great amenities.$519,900 | Linda Piatt/Janet Rathbun | 269-2322HYDE PARK 6360 Pelican Bay Blvd. #C404Awesome views of golf course and lake. Spacious 2 bedroom plus den. Updated kitchen, new wood ooring.$475,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005CHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd #201Beautifully renovated! Spectacular lake/golf views. Enclosed lanai with sliding glass doors. Turnkey furnished.$469,000 | Julie Rembos/Linda Ohler | 595-1809 NEWLISTINGCHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #303Light and bright 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with over 1,700 total SF and panoramic golf/lake views. Turnkey furnished.$459,777 | Esther Van Lare | 404-3045HYDE PARK 6300 Pelican Bay Blvd. #A-402Fantastic lake and golf course views from the terrace of this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominium. Convenient to all.$450,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264 Condominiums/Villas PELICAN BAY


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Made in FloridaRegional artists shine in exhibit at Osborn.Lizio Contemporary Gallery. C19 A wonderful Wicked Nancy Stetson was wowed by the touring show at Fort Myers Mann Hall. C8 A rousing Rigoletto Peg Longstreth cheers Opera Naples for its latest production. C5 A tasty bit of soul Mediterranean soul, that is, at Pelagos Caf. C27 TSEE WARHOL C4 N s 4 GAIL GEARY, Untitled, P edestal side table designed by Eero Saarinen, anonymous donor T S & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE OPPENHEIM ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN PHOTO Park Avenue, Miami Beach, by night A Pe g f or JOSEPH SWENARTON, Untitled (Coconuts), Birch stack table designed by Alv ar Aalto, anonymous donor JOHANNE BENOIT, Untitled, Kyoto Chair DWR Design Studio, anonymous donor>>>> >>STEVE BEYER, Untitled, DCM (Dining Chair Metal) designed by Charles & Ray Eames, anon ymous donor>>he best seats in the house at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Wednesday evening, March 25, will be those hand-painted and otherwise embellished for Have a Seat II Artists Chairs, a raffle and auction to benefit the Naples Museum of Art. Forty-two chairs and a few tables and other pieces of furniture bearing the imprimatur of 41 Southwest Florida artists of international reputations have been created for the raffle. In styles from traditional to contemporary, the pieces are as practical as they are artful. More than $6,000 worth of furniture was donated for the artists to add their distinctive touches by these local businesses: Design Within Reach, Workshops of SE E W he best seats in the h o at the Philharmoni c Center for the Arts on We dnesday evening, March 25, will be th o hand-painted and o th wise embellished for Have a II Artists Chairs, a raffle a auction to benefit the N a Museum of Ar t. Forty-two chai rs few tables and pi eces of fu r be aring the matur of 41 west Flori da of internati o ta tions have ated for t he r styles from tr to contemp or pieces are as p as they are ar t More than $ worth of furni t donated for th e to add their distincti ve by these local busines s Within Reach, Work sh SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_______________________Raffle and auction will raise funds for Naples Museum of Artseatsbesthousein theJUAN DIAZ Las Dos Caras del Sol, Cassie side chair donated by Traditions Classic Home Furnishings >>Heres the plan: Hop on the bus for an avant-garde architecture tour of MiamiArchitects and architecture aficionados are invited to board a Miami-bound bus with the Florida Southwest chapter of the American Institute of Architects to see an array of recently built, avant-garde projects by internationally acclaimed architects. The all-day excursion departs from Fort Myers at 7 a.m. and from Naples at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, and includes a Cuban lunch at the iconic Versailles restaurant and a dinner reception at Florida International University. Cost is $45 for AIA members and $55 for others. First stop in Miami will be at Villa Allegra, the home of Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture+Design. Mr. OppenheimSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_______________________SEE SEATS, C4 SEE MIAMI, C4 Have a Seat II Wednesday, March 25, at the Phil. C4if you go: M a d e i n F l o r i d a

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 C3 GULF COAST TOWN CENTERpresents ents pr es e BIKE MARCH 21st 6 to 9pm THE GEEKSKWAD80s Dance Band Vendors & Bike Dealers on Site Bike parking Will be reserved near market plaza, down main street Inheritance Hijackers: Who Wants to Steal Your Inheritance and How to Protect ItMost people today have learned to be wary of identity theft, credit card fraud and even e-mail scams but what about inheritance theft? Whether you plan on leaving an inheritance or may receive one in the future, you could be at risk of becoming an unwitting victim of an inheritance hijacking by a family member, friend or associate. Attorney Robert C. Adamski realized the need to educate Americans about inheritance theft during his 30 years experience in inheritance law and litigation. His enlightening new book, Inheritance Hijackers: Who Wants to Steal Your Inheritance and How to Protect It, provides expert advice on how to identify potential inheritance thieves and avoid becoming a victim. As the first book to examine the dangers of inheritance theft, Inheritance Hijackers warns that anyone can be targeted by otherwise honest friends and family who may be motivated to steal by the promise of inheritance dollars. As old age and physical and mental infirmities set in, once robust and capable people become dependent on others and more likely to become a victim, said Mr. Adamski, a partner in Burandt, Adamski & Grossman, LLP. I still believe that most people are honest and want to do the right thing for their fellow man; however, everyone has their tipping point into dishonest behavior. This is especially true in the realm of inheritances, where family dynamics, old grudges and jealousies play a powerful role. Inheritance Hijackers provides quizzes, Q&As and checklists to help readers determine the security of their estate. Mr. Adamski also includes case studies from his own legal experience that illustrate the many forms an inheritance hijacking can take, from undue influence by a family member, to serial hijackers out for personal gain. My goal is not to panic people, but to educate them to keep their eyes and ears open, Adamski says. Trusting your inheritance to chance is not wise its better to be vigilant and safe than overly trusting and sorry. For more information, visit www. or Books are available online or at your local bookstore.By Robert C. Adamski (Ovation Books, $16.95) BEACH READING SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 56 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2 0 0 0 0 00 00 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 0 00 0 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 David T. Smith, Traditions Classic Home Furnishings, Not Just Futons, Denmark Interiors, Laura Ashley Home Furnishings, Judith Liegeois Designs, Inc. and Edward Leman. The participating artists are: Joan Baron, Johanne Benoit, Steven Beyer, Carmelo Blandino, Tyler Blanton, Jane Borchers, Andy Browne, Carolyn Connors, Marilyn Crawford, Richard Dexter, Juan Diaz, Jean Daniel Dornevil, Ruth Dwyer, Chris Erickson, Gail Geary, Tom Geyer, Jonathan Green, Gabriela Helesicova, Angelika Kade, Jonathan Kane, Shirley Kelley, Mally Khorasantchi, Betsy Ross Koller, Pat Kumicich, Ysabel Le May, Jo-Ann Lizio, Reynier Llanes, Suzanne Luker, Gisela Miller, Danny Morgan, Laura Mostaghel, Lyn Olsen, Alan Pimental, Sherry Rohl, Loius Salvati, Beth Schroeder, Anne Shreve, Janis Fey Siegel, Donna Spadafora, Michael St. Amand and Joseph Swenarton. In addition to the raffle, there will be an auction of four signed original art works by artists not participating in the raffle: Wolf Kahns oil painting, Fall In Johnson, Vermont, 2001; Bob Kanes Cannes, an undated watercolor; and Roger Weiks Sabre Dance, 2001, mixed media on canvas. Raffle tickets are $150, and only 300 will be sold. Patron tickets for $500 include two chances in the raffle and a tax deduction of $200. All proceeds benefit the Naples Museum of Arts lectures, exhibitions, educational programs and endowment. Have a Seat begins at 4:30 p.m.; guests will enjoy hors doeuvres and a full bar along with entertainment while admiring the furniture and artwork and meeting many of the participating artists. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Richard Tooke at 649-7958. will take the group around his property and then will narrate the ride as the bus visits several of his most recent residential projects, including Ten Museum Park, Montclair, Ilona and Ilonabay. After lunch, the tour continues to the University of Miami and Florida International University, whose renowned schools of architecture are polar opposite in their approach to teaching design. At UM, the Perez Architecture Center and the new School of Architecture are on the itinerary. At FIU, the group will visit the Frost Art Museum, designed by HOK and completed in 2008; the FIU College of Law, designed by Robert Stern and completed in 2003; and the Chapman Graduate School of Business, designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates and completed in 2007. FIU will host a dinner reception of sandwiches, pizza and Cuban coffees and sodas before the group heads home. The Florida Southwest chapter of the AIA welcomes other professionals, developers, builders and anyone interested in architecture to join the trip. This is not a tour of local architecture in Miami, but a tour of world-class buildings in South Florida, says AIA vice president Joyce Owens of Architecture Joyce Owens, who owned a modern architecture practice in London before relocating to Southwest Florida and opening her firm in downtown Ft Myers. These buildings are of a modern style not widely seen on our coast they are exciting and relevant to the advances in global technology and styles of recent years. The chapters annual bus tour is a highlight of the year for members and nonmembers. Its a fun, friendly, informal day thats a real cultural boost, Ms. Owens says. Last years trip was to Sarasota to visit the mid-century buildings of the Sarasota School of Architecture; several years before that, the Palm Beach tour focused on the elegant Spanish Revival style of Addison Mizner. Participation is limited to the first 50 people who make a reservation. For information including photos, complete schedule, lunch menu, pick up locations and registration form, visit SEATSFrom page 1MIAMIFrom page 1 Villa Allegra, Miami Beach Ten Museum Park, downtown MiamiPHOTOS COURTESY OPPENHEIM ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN Ilona, Miami Beach Ten Museum Park, downtown Miami


WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THE MUSIC GOURMET The timing of Opera Naples performances of Rigoletto, Giuseppe Verdis masterpiece, could not have been more apropos. The ever-popular, curse-based opera was presented on Friday the 13th and again Sunday, March 15, the Ides of March. I ventured out to the Performing Arts hall at Gulf Coast High School for the Friday evening performance. If Sundays show was as good, then it was an absolute blowout, thanks once again to superb backdrops and a finely chosen cast. Returning to Opera Naples, this time in the title role of the deformed court jester, was Todd Thomas, who first delighted local audiences in the 2006 production of Tosca. Thomas, who has performed at the New York City Opera as well as the Metropolitan Opera, was perfectly cast in this role. For three-plus hours, he mesmerized the audience, first taunting the courtiers (who are helpless to protect their women from the unceasing desires of the duke), and then trembling as he and the duke are cursed by Monterone (because the duke has defiled Monterones daughter). The duke, marvelously performed by lyric tenor Eric Margiore, laughs off the curse, as hes already planning his next conquest a luscious, but yet unidentified young woman. It was Margiore who practically caused the audience to swoon with his gloriously rendered la donna mobile. Simultaneous with the dukes plan to add the unidentified beauty to his lists of conquests comes the astonishing news from the cuckolded courtiers (who have, unbeknownst to Rigoletto, been tailing him), that the pathetic creature has a beautiful mistress. How can this be? What no one knows, of course, is that Rigolettos mistress is no such thing she is his daughter, Gilda. Passionately, obsessively in love with his daughter, determined to protect her virtue at all costs, he has kept her hidden in their cottage, except when she goes to church. What he does not realize, of course, is that Gilda has seen and fallen in love with a young man whose name she does not know, but who surprise turns out to be none other than the sex-crazed duke. Jane Redding, perfectly cast in the soprano role as Gilda, first charmed Opera Naples fans two years ago with her hilarious portrayal of Adina in Elixir of Love. This time, the audience heard her in a vastly different, tragic role one I felt she performed magnificently. Even if youve never seen Rigoletto, you must know that things are about to go very downhill from this point on. Thats precisely what happens. Blindfolded and clueless about whats going on, Rigoletto doesnt realize hes assisting the courtiers in abducting his own daughter. Determined to save Gilda from the duke at all costs, he has already contacted a hit man, then hesitated about going through with such treachery. Now what choice does he have? His pleas for the safe return of his beautiful daughter have been met with taunts and scorn; he has finally been allowed to see his daughter, who tells her father she has learned the identity of her mystery man and believes, in her naivet, that the duke loves and will be faithful to her. Its all too much for Rigoletto to bear, and so he finalizes the plan for the dukes murder with Sparafucile, another role wonderfully cast and portrayed by bass Ashley Howard Wilkinson. Muscles rippling, his knife sharpened, Wilkinson also was a crowd pleaser once again (he appeared here in Amahl and the Night Visitors and Madama Butterfly). But Sparafuciles sister, Maddalena, who also has the hots for the duke, begs her brother to switch murder victims. On a dark and violently stormy night, he does, killing Gilda (at her own request) and saving the duke. The deed done, the dying Gilda in a burlap bag, ready to be tossed in the river, Rigoletto begs the assassin to let him have the pleasure of disposing the body. As he prepares to do that, he is staggered by the voice of the man he believed had been murdered. La donna mobile, croons the duke, completely unaware that the woman he intended to have for his next conquest had been murdered in his stead. Tension so thick you can cut it with a dull knife, Rigoletto fearfully peers in the bag and discovers Gilda. The curse! he wails. It is the curse! Congratulations are in order once again for Opera Naples, as they are rapidly becoming a much-anticipated operatic blessing in this community. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Opera Naples chooses a perfect day (or two) for a curse PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH plongstreth@floridaweekly.comGiuseppe Verdis masterpiece, Rigoletto, was another hit for Opera Naples. COURTESY PHOTO

PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Anything Goes The Naples Players present Anything Goes through April 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets: $35 (adults), $10 (students); 263-7990 or Shakespeare Abridged Theatre Conspiracy presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) March 19-April 11. Three actors cram all 37 plays and 154 sonnets into two acts. 2711 Park Windsor Drive, #302, Fort Myers; 936-3239 or Art of Murder Florida Repertory Theatre presents The Art of Murder, an award-wining new thriller, March 20-April 12. 332-4488 or Wicked The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents the Broadway blockbuster Wicked through March 29. (800) 440-7469 or 481-4849 or Little Shop of Horrors Sanibels Schoolhouse Theater presents the gleefully gruesome Little Shop of Horrors through April 4. 472-6862 or All Shook Up Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers presents All Shook Up through April 11. This musical comedy combines Elvis hits with lots of twists and turns. 278-4422 or Dinner With Friends The Naples Players perform Dinner With Friends, a dramatic comedy, March 25-April 18 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets: $20/adults, $10/students. 263-7990 or This weeks symphony Musical Triumph The Southwest Florida Symphony performs Musical Triumph at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral on March 20; at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers on March 21; and at BIG ARTS on Sanibel on March 22. 418-1500 or e-mail Thursday, Mar. 19 Third in Bloom Floral interpretations, exotic menus and drinks featuring flowers, custom window displays and special floral shows in art galleries comprise Third in Bloom along Third Avenue South March 19-22; 434-6533. 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 stars who made the films great, Vic Damone and Arlene Dahl, performing live with Mr. Feinstein. 597-1900 or Family Event As part of the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, the Lee County Alliance of the Arts celebrates, Fantasy & Fairytales in Books and Art from 4-6 p.m. The event is geared toward children and features storytelling, book art, puppeteering and more. 939-ARTS or Purse Auction Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida holds its second annual Young Chicks, Old Bags at from 6-8 p.m. at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. The event begins with a silent auction of designer pursues, some new and others previously loved. Festivities include raffles, food and drink specials, music and fashion. Cost: $10; 225-2590 or Friday, Mar. 20 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 and Saturday at St. Katherines Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Road. Admission: $2 per person (free for children); or 793-4536 George Benson The Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes George Benson and An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole. 597-1900 or Dixieland Jazz The Barbary Coast Dixieland Jazz Show Band performs at 7 p.m. at North Naples United Methodist Church. Tickets: $15 to benefit the programs of Grace Place for Children and Families; 455-2707 or Celtic Nights Celebrate the luck o the Irish with Tony Kenny and Celtic Nights at 7 p.m. at Big Cypress Market Place. Tickets: $25; 774-1960, ext. 103. Saturday, Mar. 21 Estero Concert A wide variety of musical styles and instruments will float through Estero Community Park from 7-9 p.m. in a concert featuring Kat Epple, The McIltrot Brothers and Susie Jennings. The evening is a benefit for the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. Tickets: $20 (free for children 12 and under); 657-2253 or e-mail Scout Salute A Toast for Leadership: Salute to Scouting, a wine and food tasting to benefit Naples area Boy Scouts, takes place from 2-5 p.m. at Bayfront, complete with live entertainment and food and drink from several participating restaurants. Tickets: $50 in advance and $60 the day of the event; 936-8072, ext.112, or Anniversary Concert The Naples Orchestra and Chorus presents Music, Mirth and Memories featuring violinist Lee Wilkins and his musical saw, strumpet and bag of theatrical tricks to help celebrate the NOCs 15th anniversary. The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Golden Gate High School. Free, but donations are welcome; 445-1912 or 775-8460. Paul Anka The Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts An Evening with Paul Anka. 597-1900 or Sunday, Mar. 22 Bach Ensemble The four-voice Bach Ensemble wraps up its seventh season with A Spring Fantasia: Immortal Harmonies, beginning at 2:30 p.m. with the conductors preview at Naples United Church of Christ. Tickets: $35 (preferred seating) and $30 (general admission); 732-1005 or www. Linda Eder The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Linda Eder, concert hall favorite, Broadway star (Jekyll & Hyde) and hit recording artist whose repertoire includes standards, pop hits, show tunes and original compositions. 597-1900 or www. Ave Maria Festival The second annual Ave Maria Festival of the Arts begins at noon. Sculptor Mrton Vr will demonstrate how he is creating a 50-ton marble sculpture that will adorn the faade of the Ave Maria Oratory. Photography, ceramics, paintings, glass and mosiacs will be on display. 280-2500 or Monday, Mar. 23 Classic Operas The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Pagliacci (Clowns), classic tales of seduction, betrayal and murder that are among the best examples of the Italian verismo (realistic) style. 5971900 or Tuesday, Mar. 24 Artie Shaw The Artie Shaw Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. at Bentley Village, 561 Bentley Village Court. Tickets: $25. 514-2507. Broadway Stars The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts An Evening with Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin, two of Broadways most venerated stars reunited in a critically acclaimed show. 5971900 or Wednesday, Mar. 25 Chamber Orchestra The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and renowned violin virtuoso Nadja SalernoSonnenberg. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Opera and Music The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts An Evening WithUnforgettable Opera & Music from 7-9 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41, Bonita Springs. Cost: $20 members/$25 non-members ($30 at door if seating is available). The evening features bass vocalist Christopher Temporelli and concert pianist/composer Quentin Kim. 495-8989 or>>The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts George Benson Friday, March 20 >>The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Linda Eder Sunday, March 22


WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Ongoing events Third in Bloom A dazzling array of floral interpretations, exotic menus and drinks featuring flowers, customdesigned window displays, and special floral shows in art galleries comprises Third in Bloom, running March 19-22 in Naples. Walking tours and free childrens activities will be offered; reservations are required. There will be a Blooming Pet Parade on March 22 from noon to 3 p.m. on 13th Ave South in front of Tonys off Third. 434-6533. Art Exhibit The Robert Rauschenberg Gallery hosts Syd Solomon: On Black through Thursday, April 9. Mr. Solomon has exhibited globally and his works are held in numerous permanent collections, including The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Tel Aviv Museum. 489-9313 or Warhol Exhibit The Naples Art Association features Andy Warhol Portfolios: From the Bank of America Collection at the Von Liebig Art Center through Sunday, May 3. This exhibition features selected portraits from the Bank of Americas collection of Andy Warhol silk screen prints. Art Exhibit Artist Jo-Ann Lizio is exhibiting her mixed media assemblage abstracts at the BIG ARTS Founders Gallery. The Work of Jo-Ann Lizio exhibit runs through March 31. 395-0900, www. or e-mail info@BIGARTS. org. Juried Show BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery will host a juried theme show, Text in Art, which features art with text, numbers or letters as a design element, through Tuesday, March 31. 395-0900, or e-mail Circus Floridas Famous Circus Sarasota will be at the Big Top at Gulf Coast Town Center through Sunday, March 29. Circus Sarasota presents an all-star lineup with an unparalleled array of thrilling acts for its 12th season of performances. There are 32 performances, including matinee and evening shows. Tickets start at $10 per person. or (877) 355-9805. Ronnie Ford daas Gallery features premiere master Scottish painter Ronnie Ford in a March exhibition. Mr. Fords work features a highly textured surface and use of contrasting colors that captures the French and Scottish landscapes. The exhibition runs through March 27. www. or Art Exhibit Florida West Arts Invitational Fine Art Exhibition, A Prelude to Spring, featuring the twoand threedimensional artworks by artists from near and far, runs through March 25. Florida West is located in Esteros International Design Center. New Exhibit The Friends of the Cape Coral Library announce a new exhibit that runs throughout March. The Gallery, located at the Cape Coral Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace, is open Monday through Saturday during library hours. Linda Riczo, youth services director at the library, has gathered an unusual selection of popups and moveable art books. 477-5100 or Schwartz Exhibit The Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to an exhibition of works by nationally recognized painter and printmaker Carl E. Schwartz in the FGCU Library Gallery. The exhibition runs through March 22, and is free and open to the public. 590-7199 or asturdiv@ 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. in Naples. There will be an organic fresh fruit and vegetable market, with two chef presentations. The chefs will be grilling during their presentations and products will be sold for take-home use. There will be music from 5-9 p.m.; 200-3477. Weekly Concerts The Fort Myers River District offers its free concert series, Friday Night Live, each Friday night through March from 5-8 p.m. in the Patio de Leon. Upcoming performances include: Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers (blues and R&B fun) on March 20. Patio de Leon is located at 2236 First Street; 321-7100. Art at the Edison daas Gallery presents Arts at the Edison the fourth Thursday of every month from 6-9 p.m. Artists do live demos and display their works throughout the venue at The Edison Restaurant & Bar, 3583 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; Upcoming events Upcoming events 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/kids. 263-7990 or Film Series The BIG ARTS Film Societys Film Series features: Elsa and Fred on Monday, March 30. Tickets: $7. 395-0900, or e-mail Dinner With Friends The Naples Players perform Dinner With Friends, a dramatic comedy, March 25-April 18, on stage in the Tobye Studio, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. South, Naples. Tickets: $20/ adults, $10/students. 263-7990 or www. Classical No, 5 Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Classical No. 5: Beethovens Immortal Fifth, conducted by Jorge Mester, Thursday, March 26, through Sunday, March 29. Beethovens Fifth Symphony is perhaps the most recognizable of all classical compositions, with its famous four-note Fate motif. 5971900 or Art Luncheon The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts its annual Members Luncheon Friday, March 27. Members, potential members and friends gather to enjoy lunch and a special artistic presentation or performance. A variety of unique and elegant raffle items and door prizes are awarded throughout the afternoon. 495-8989 or Christine Andreas The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Love is Good: An Evening with Christine Andreas Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. Tony-nominated Broadway star Christine Andreas burst onto the New York theater scene starring as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th-anniversary production of My Fair Lady. 597-1900 or Requiem The Mastersingers, in collaboration with the University Choir of FGCUs Bower School of Music, will present Brahms timeless masterpiece, Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church in Punta Gorda. The power of a 120 voice choir accompanied by full orchestra performing one of the worlds most known choral works will provide a memorable experience. Tickets: $20; 277-7813. Garden Festival The Pine Island Garden Club goes to The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Disney in Orlando March 24 and 25. Non-members are welcome just eight seats are left., 283-7849 or 283-0415. Critics Choice The Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program presents Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson on March 28; and Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski on April 18. 597-1900 or www. Flower Show The Naples Garden Club and Naples Botanical GarFORT MYERS BEACH7205 Estero Blvd. 765.4475 Fort Myers Beach VOTED BEST GIFT SHOP ON THE BEACH 2008 VOTED BEST GIFT SHOP ON THE BEACH 2008Located in Santini Marina Plaza next to South Beach Grilleden are sowing the seeds for the 2009 Naples Flower Show: Its In The Bag. Demonstrations of horticulture and design will be offered, and vendors will offer plants, jewelry and garden ornaments for sale. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. Admission: $5; 643-7275. Legally Blond The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Legally Blonde The Musical Tuesday, March 31, through Sunday, April 5. The hilarious MGM film is Broadways new smash hit musical. Legally Blonde The Musical follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesnt take no for an answer. 5971900 or Exhibition III Artescape Florida West 2009 Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Exhibition III, the third exhibition in a series of three, runs April 4-29, featuring twoand three-dimensional artworks. Participating artists are competing for a series of awards. Meet the Artists open house from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. Florida West is located in Esteros International Design Center. Gulf Coast Symphony The Gulf Coast Symphony presents a free outdoor pops concert on Saturday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. at Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. No tickets or advanced reservations are required. This concert features Sounds of the Big Band. Effervescent tunes by Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman are on the afternoons musical agenda. 2771700 or The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Legally Blonde The Musical Tuesday, March 31, through Sunday, April 5.


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Fri March 6 Sun March 29, 2009 Gulf Coast Town CenterInstant $5 Discount Online: 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 >>What: Wicked >>Where: the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers >>When: Through March 29 >>Cost: $62 to $146>>Info: Call 481-4849 or go to If you go ARTS COMMENTARY From the very beginning of Wicked, its obvious that not only are we not in Kansas any more, but weve left Southwest Florida far behind too. Even before the musical starts, were greeted with a giant map of Oz, with the Emerald City smack in the middle, glowing a magical green. And above the proscenium, an oversized metal dragon with outstretched wings and glowing eyes as red as embers. As the show begins, terrifying humansized monkeys scamper across the stage and climb down a rope. Yep, were definitely not on home turf anymore. This mega-musical, which has broken multiple records on Broadway and played around the world, just opened its second national tour in Fort Myers at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. It plays here through March 29 before moving on to the rest of the country and is, inarguably, the hottest ticket in town right now. And for good reason. Its a fun, special-effects filled extravaganza. The arrival of this show has been so anxiously awaited that when Glinda the Good first appears, floating down to the stage in a metal bubble and exclaiming, Its good to see me, isnt it? she could just as well been speaking for the show itself. Helene Yorks Glinda is annoying perky, pathologically shallow and blissfully unaware of her shortcomings. Or, as her roommate Elphaba (Marcie Dodd) succinctly puts it, Blonde. The fun of this show is seeing behindthe-scenes at Oz, what happened before Dorothy appeared in Munchkinland, and how things came to be: the importance of the shoes, the origins of the lion, scarecrow and tin man, and how a green-skinned girl came to be known as the Wicked Witch of the West. It is based, loosely, on Gregory Maguires bestselling 1995 novel, which, 14 years later, continues to appear on bestseller lists. (The book is more complex and darker in tone. Writer Winnie Holzman and composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz used it as a jumping-off point.) The two witches first meet each other at university, where theyre thrown together as roommates. But its actually Glinda whos bad; shes mean-spirited and self-centered. She leads the others in mocking Elphaba. Glinda cares only about her own popularity. Elphaba is an outcast, because of her green skin color. She isnt wicked at all, but kind-hearted and thoughtful. Though she feels shes less than everyone else, shes also her own person. Marcie Dodd, who was previously playing the role on Broadway, makes us care about her character. Theres a touching scene at a school dance where shes mocked. Yet, she boldly stands alone and does her own lyrical, private dance. Its one of the musicals more powerful and moving scenes. And when she belts out Defying Gravity at the end of Act I, you not only cheer for her but believe that for you too, nothing is impossible. This too, is part of the musicals charm: the rooting for the underdog, the subversive belief that diversity and being different are good things. Madame Morrible (Marilyn Caskey) as headmistress of the school, teaches the two witchcraft, and introduces them to the Wizard (Tom McGowan.) The Wizard, unfortunately, is one of the shows weaker links; he is out-performed and out-sung by the powerful female actors around him. The two witches, unfortunately, fall in love with the same boy, Fiyero (played by a preening and self-satisfied Colin Donnell). The show is fun fluff, with some hints of depth here and there. It teaches that its important to believe in yourself, and that love and friendship can transform us just as well as a magic spell. And there are some political messages too: the Wizard says he knows hes mediocre, but became power-hungry because the people of Oz needed someone to believe in and told him he was wonderful. He tells them lies because they were the lies they wanted to hear. He hires Madame Morrible as his press secretary to twist the facts to say whatever he wants them to, creating his own version of reality. And they use others as scapegoats to call attention away from their own wrong-doings. But for the most part, though I wouldve loved a little more depth, the musical veers away from being too complex. Regardless, its a fun night at the theater that can be loved and enjoyed NancySTETSON Wicked review by both children and adults. (Be forewarned: the flying monkeys are truly terrifying and menacing; I was surprised I didnt hear younger kids crying.) There are times when the musical goes for the easy laugh, the easy joke, and then there are more subtle jokes (Glinda posing as Evita behind a microphone, arms outstretched, at the top of Act II). And if youre not sitting in the center seats, or balcony, youll be unable to see some of the action in the beginning with Elphabas mother, as the cast is effectively blocking the view on either side of the stage. But this musical is superlative, theater at its best, especially when it comes to sets, special effects, costumes and wigs. The costumes for the ensemble, whether theyre students, Ozians, or citizens of the Emerald City, are quirky and innovative. There are flounces, ruffles, layers, unusual hats and boots that curl up at the toes. And those whove attended the nowshuttered Naples Dinner Theatre in the past might recognize a familiar face: Jenn Furman, one of the best actors to appear on their stage, who can belt out a song like no one else. Shes a member of the ensemble and also plays the midwife at the beginning of the show. Wicked is everything it promises: an over-the-top, exuberant, entertaining musical that makes you leave the theater feeling as if you could defy gravity yourself. COURTESY PHOTO Marcie Dodd as Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Maximizing partnerships is a positive and resourceful way to mitigate the impact of a struggling economy. Two outstanding businesses have shown commitment, creativity and innovation toward assisting with The Education Foundations mission to enhance learning for Collier County children and their teachers. The foundation is proud to recognize Boran Craig Barber Engel Construction Company, Inc. and Stock Development to receive this years Education Commissioners Business Recognition Awards. For 22 years, the Florida Department of Education, in partnership with the Florida Education Foundation, has rewarded business involvement in education with the CBRA. The foundation is fortunate to have BCBE as a longstanding partner and supporter of education in Collier County. BCBE stepped forward to provide space in their new corporate office on Enterprise Avenue for our offices. In addition, they invited us to share the buildings many meeting spaces for functions supporting our programs and have enjoyed hosting teachers, principals and other staff. BCBEs Don Barber was a founding board member of The Education Foundation and along with Melvin Engel, president and CEO of BCBE, they have provided close to $500,000 cumulatively in time, talent and resources to support public education. By being directly involved, we have seen first hand that both our financial and human resource contributions have been directly injected into the system, Mr. Engel said. As a result, we know for certain that our own children and those of our employees have benefited from our proud efforts. Education is good business and good for business. The foundation is also fortunate to have had the support of Stock Development, which through the years has donated more than $200,000 to support our mission. Their partnership goes well beyond their financial support to include extensive volunteer hours donated by their staff. For the Stock family K.C., Brian and Georgia education is of utmost importance, says Susan McManus, president of The Education Foundation. The high quality of the events that they host for us reflects the value they place on helping students and teachers in Collier County. Stock Development has hosted many foundation events at its properties, including Olde Cypress and The Player Club and Spa at Lely Resort. Their support of foundation events during times of economic challenge has been invaluable. The gracious hospitality and professional commitment from their staff has ensured successful events and true support to the educational needs of our community.We are committed to supporting the community in which we build homes, says Claudine Leger-Wetzel, vice president of sales and marketing. The initiatives of The Education Foundation help to enhance public school educational programs which then improve the quality of life for our communities families and students. Both BCBD and Stock Development are doing their part to help supply what is needed to provide an environment in which all children can reach their full potential. The ongoing support of these two businesses has earned them the 200809 Commissioners Business Recognition Award for Collier County. Linda Lepore is vice president of development at The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to enhance learning for Collier County children and their teachers by engaging community support. For more information, visit www. Developments Brian Stock, Claudine Wetzel and students from Calusa Park Elementary. BCBEs Melvin Engel, Jay Bunnell and students from Calusa Park Elementary.COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOBoran Craig Barber Engel, Stock earn Education Foundation awardsBY LINDA LEPORE _______________Special to Florida Weekly Im playing soccer now. To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit Bryce, a longtime patient of e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, is 11 years old and has su ered with Cystic Fibrosis his entire life. Now thanks to the care hes received, Bryce is getting stronger each day. For the rst time, hes able to play on a soccer team something hes always wanted to do.Bryces life is changing and we honor him for his amazing courage and spirit.As the only Childrens Hospital between Tampa and Miami, e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida treats and heals infants and children from Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. Please help us save a childs life, or return joy to one. Make a gift. Make an impact. PUZZLE ANSWERS

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 C11 Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace COUCH THEATER DVD PREVIEWS & RELEASES PICK OF THE WEEK Quantum of Solace Daniel Craig returns as superspy James Bond in this sequel to Casino Royale. The film picks up right after the events at the end of the previous movie, and we get a glimpse into 007s past and a key to who he is as a man. The movie then kicks into gear concerning a plot to control the water rights of a Third World country. OK, not the most intriguing plot for a Bond flick, but they cant all be about defusing nuclear bombs in underground lairs.Quantum is a much darker and moodier film than Casino Royale, and some critics and Bond fans thought it didnt live up to its predecessor. I think it worked well as the second act of a much longer film a kind of Casino Royale Part Deux. So, if you liked Casino Royale, then I think youll enjoy Quantum, if you think of it as a continuation of the previous film and not as a stand-alone adventure. FOR THE COMICS GEEK Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood This is a tie-in DVD release to the Watchmen theatrical film. This DVD set is basically two major set-pieces that were made for the film but had to be cut for time. Tales of the Black Freighter is an animated comic book of a story-withina-story element of the original Watchmen graphic novel. Its a comic book about the adventures of a pirate (voiced by Gerard Butler of ), and his story mirrors the plot of the Watchmen movie/graphic novel. Under The Hood is a live-action film that provides the backstory to how The Nite Owl and the other heroes from the film came together as a team for the first time.TV SERIES Andy Richter Controls the Universe: The Complete Series -Holy Moly. I feel like an angel has been sent down from heaven to give me a puppy. I LOVED this show when it originally aired in 2002, and I never thought it would ever be released on DVD. Fox didnt know how to market a show this original, so it kept changing its time slot from week to week. Then, after 19 episodes, it pulled the plug. Andy Richter Controls the Universe is one of those smart, funny, well-written shows like Arrested Development and Rock that you simply look forward to watching again and again. To try and describe this quirky, delightful show is almost impossible. Just watch it -because you probably missed it the first time around. Tuesday is LADIES Night Drink Specials for the Ladies starting at 8pm Sunday is HOSPITALITY Night 1/2 price pizzas 8-10pmNightly Specials:Happy Hour M-F 4-7 pm $2 Drafts & $4 Wells Stoneys Steakhouse is reminiscent of the Old Style Chicago Steakhouse where everyone feels like family.Wednesday Great Steak Night USDA Prime 12 oz. New York Strip $21.95Tuesday & Thursday prime rib night $21.95Monday & Friday great seafood night 1 Live Maine Lobster $27.00 Colossal Alaskan King Crab Legs -$40.00 Surf n Turf (lobstertail and prime rib) $46.00All entrees include salad and choice of potatoOpen 7 days a week 489 Bayfont | 239.530.2225 | Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples (next to Roys) Prices, menu items and hours are subject to change. SERVING NIGHTLY 5:00 11:00 RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED PRIVATE CORPORATE DINING 28-50 PEOPLE OUTDOOR CATERING ATBAYFRONT PLAZA 200-400 PEOPLE BAYFRONT 403 BAYFRONT PLACE NAPLES, FL 34102 239.435.9353WWW.STONEYSTEAKHOUSE.COM Stoneys Steakhouse features only Prime-Dry Aged Beef and the freshest seafood & live Maine Lobster STONEYSSTEAKHOUSE S Dry Aged Prime Beef Fresh Florida Red Snapper Live Maine Lobster Tableside Carved Prime Rib Beef Wellington Tournedos ala Gorgonzola Tournedos Au Poivre Bananas Foster Tableside Shelly ShannonMon.7-11 pm Wendy Williamson 7-11 pmWendy & CompanyWed. & Sat. 7-11pmRobert WilliamsonThurs. 7-11pm Fri. 7-11:30pm Sun. 7-11pmWaterfront Dining $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 3/31/09 Your March Madness Headquarters featuring all the NCAA Tournament G am es on our famous big screen and 13 Plasmas


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Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is known for her innovative musicianship and showmanship a breathtakingly daring and original artist, in the words of The Washington Post. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Beethovens Immortal Fifth, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra followed by Classical No. 5 The Orpheus Chamber OrchestraCOURTESY PHOTOunder the baton of Music Director Jorge Mester, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29. The Conductors Prelude begins one hour before each concert. The program features Beethovens Fifth Symphony, perhaps the most recognizable of all classical compositions; Stravinskys Petrouchka, the second of three ballet scores he wrote for Sergei Diaghilev; and Berliozs ebullient Roman Carnival Overture.Tickets to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg are $69.Tickets to Beethovens Immortal Fifth are $64 for adults and $25 for students. 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C16 WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Naples Players Youth Theatre will hold its KidzAct Summer Theatre Camps for children ages 5-18 this beginning in June at Sugden Community Theatre. In addition, KidzAct will present three fully-staged, kid-friendly productions this summer: Rugrats, the Musical, either Mulan or The Jungle Book (tba) and Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. Each two-week summer camp session gives participants the basics of acting, dancing and singing, all leading up to a performance for family and friends. No auditions are required, and registrations are accepted up to two weeks prior to the start of class. Summer Theatre Camps are held Monday through Friday mornings and run consecutively. The first camp begins June 1. For session dates, course fees and to enroll, visit or call 434-7340, ext. 10. Scholarships are available for all classes. Application deadline is May 29. The three summer productions include a musical look at the lovable Rugrats characters of TV fame; one of the Disney classics (Mulan or The Jungle Book) and a kid-sized version of the 1920s flapper comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie. Auditions for the first two shows begin on May 9 for ages 8-14; auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. are on May 16 for ages 14-18. For audition appointments, call 434-7340, ext 10. Watch out for the Oompa-Loompas, be awed by magic tricks and outlandish props, and hum along with the young performers of KidzAct, the youth theatre of The Naples Players, as they present four performances of Willy Wonka Junior at Sugden Community Theatre on Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31. The musical is based on the beloved 1971 movie starring Gene Wilder and includes songs such as Candy Man, Pure Imagination and the delightfully selfish I Want It Now. Words and music are by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, and the show is based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Show times are 5 and 7:30 p.m. both days. Tickets are $10/students and $15/ adults. Information and tickets are available at The Naples Players Box office, 701 Fifth Avenue South, by phone at 2637990 or at Do the math: Four sessions, three shows equals one fun summer Kids getting their act together for Willy Wonka Junior 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! 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* SHOW SALE FRIDAY March 27 3-6:30 pm SATURDAY March 28 9 am-5 pm SUNDAY March 29 12-4 pm Proceeds to benefit Laces of Love, providing new shoes to low income and disadvantaged children of Collier and Lee Counties.McSpadden Hall, Naples United Church of Christ 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, FLTHE NAPLES ORCHID SOCIETY WITH NAPLES ROTARY CLUB PRESENT THE 36TH ANNUAL SHOWGo to for info and a coupon for $1 off one $6 admissionclip this ad for $1.00 off. T T T H HE HE N N N A A A P P LE E LE S S O O R R R C C C HI HI I D D D S S O O O O C C C IE E IE T TY TY W IT N A P LE S R O TARY C L U B PRE S ENT T H 36TH 36TH A A NNUAL SHOW NN Go to www naplesorchidsociety org fo a nd a coupon for $ 1 off one $ 6 adm is idDonations of nonperishable food for local food banks are welcome. e e e e e e e e k e e t e


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 A&E MARCH 19-25, 2009 Six Degrees exhibit focuses on photosThree Southwest Florida photographers are the focal point of a new exhibit at Six Degrees Exhibitions. The public is welcome to meet the artists at the opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 21. The work of Doug Heslep evolves from a fashion and commercial photography background. In his fine art photography, Mr. Heslep strives for perfection in capturing details. The photography of Jonathan Kane is a theoretical glimpse into the private world of self-awareness. Through his work, the photographer attempts to suggest how the human psyche interacts with its own perceived identity. Detlef Schattner integrates innovation and technology into futuristic works that push the envelope to challenge attitudes and perceptions. Six Degrees Exhibitions is at 1100 Sixth Avenue South (at the Dockside Boardwalk, one block west of Tin City). Regular gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Wednesday-Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 331-2678 or visit 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 Formerly HAIR CLASSICS (TOP) Photo by Detief Schattner. (LEFT) Photo by Doug Heslep. (RIGHT) Photo by Jonathan Kane. Brunch Lunch Dinner Pastries Catering & More! Sunday Brunch with Live Jazz 10a-3pAll You Can Eat $13.99 $14.99 Early Dining Specials 3:30-5:30pHappy Hour 11a-5:30p50% Off all bottles of wine Sun.-Thurs. 3:30-5:30p14700 Tamiami Tr N, Naples(just North of Wiggins Pass Rd in Tamiami Square Plaza) 596-5600www.Cafe ItaliaOfNaples.comSunday Brunch with Live Jazz 10a-3pAll You Can Eat $13.99 $14.99 Early Dining Specials 3:30-5:30pHappy Hour 11a-5:30p50% Off all bottles of wine Sun.-Thurs. 3:30-5:30p14700 Tamiami Tr N, Naples(just North of Wiggins Pass Rd in Tamiami Square Plaza) 596-5600www.Cafe D eNomme www.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com239.404.7787MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTORAs A Buyers AgentMy web-site o ers you VIP membership that will t your criteria for selecting your future home; this tool provides the capability to customize and view active listings daily. Do you need 1031 exchange representation? I have the knowledge and ability to assist you in this process.As A Sellers AgentMy Web-site at o ers you, the Seller, the highest exposure, Nationally and Internationally for purchasers to view your property along with web-site placement on my home page. Together with Prudential Florida Realty we o er a one-of-akind Fine Homes Program, that will place your home in front of over 5,500,000 readers and subscribers.As Your RealtorI have the depth of knowledge to provide outstanding customer service and to become the other half of your team when making the biggest Real Estate decision of your life!I invite you to join me in ...Making Naples Your Home Sweet Home!Lets Talk Real Estate!My expertise will be invaluable to you in your selection process whether you are Buying or Selling your home.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 A&E MARCH 19-25, 2009 What might happen on March 31 at Moorings Presbyterian Church with its newly refurbished, 600-seat venue and superb acoustics is what happened on occasion in renaissance or romantic Europe centuries ago: Urbane music lovers of wide experience would gather with those who had never before listened to a surging tide of human voices joined by the instruments of a great symphony, to celebrate an evening of music. On that Tuesday, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the combined choirs of Ave Maria University will join musicians from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert to benefit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.In works from Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms and Bach they will offer the music of compassion and peace, with Lenten-season and Easter themes of lamentation, suffering, redemption and resurrection.Listeners are invited not only to purchase the $35 tickets for themselves, but to consider buying a ticket for a man or Coalition benefit concert will be good for the whole neighborhood The Ave Maria Choir with Choirmaster Tim McDonnell. Naples 591-0733On US 41 1/4 mile south of Vanderbilt Beach Road. Look for the large American Flag.Bonita Springs 948-7444On US 41 1/2 way between Bonita Beach Rd. & Corkscrew Rd. in front of Regal Cinemas. Smokers Welcome on Our Patio Youll score big with theBest Specials in TownTUESDAYS 1/2 PRICE PIZZA NIGHT4-CloseDine In OnlyBIG ALS SPORTS PACKAGEEvery Major Sporting Event Available on Over 50 TVs1/2 Price Happy Hour M-F 3-7 p.m.(Wells, calls, domestic beers and house wines.)FRIDAYS LOBSTER NIGHTHome of the cold water lobster tail. 6 oz. tail served with drawn butter, choice of side & house or Caesar salad. only... $1699 4pmCloseSUNDAYS ALL DAY KANSAS CITY RIB COOKOUTEnjoy a Full Slab of Baby Bac k Danish Ribs brushed with our Signature Whiskey BBQ, Crispy Fries and Homemade Coleslaw or Potato Salad.only... $1099 SATURDAYS ALL AMERICAN PRIME KING & QUEEN NIGHTSlow-roasted Prime Rib served with au jus, baked potato and choice of house or Caesar salad.$1599 14 oz. 10 oz.only... $1199 4pmClose $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 Whitehouse Band Music from 7pm-10pm BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.comSEE CONCERT, C21 NATHAN HILL / COURTESY PHOTOwoman who harvests food in the regions farm fields and who is unlikely ever to have heard such a splendor of sound in a single place. It is the Ave Maria choirs debut with


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MARCH 19-25, 2009 A&E C21 the orchestra, says Geoffrey Day, a violinist who organized the concert with Ave Maria conductor and Director of Music Timothy McDonnell. My role was to put together the orchestra; Professor McDonnell selected the program. It was easy for me to do, even in a time when it is difficult to ask people to work for free, says Mr. Day, who relied on the good will of colleagues and friends in the Naples Philharmonic, where he plays. The programs selections include an important convergence of themes, both musical and moral, says Mr. McDonnell, who arrived in Southwest Florida two years ago from Europe. Educated in part at Yale University (choral conducting) and the University of South Carolina (orchestral conducting), he was director of Liturgical Music at the Pontifical North American College in the Vatican, and has conducted orchestras in Italy, the Czech Republic and China. He is also founding music director of Schola Nova, the resident ensemble of the International Institute for Culture, in Philadelphia. Since 2007 he has prepared the Ave Maria choir to take on difficult challenges, although never one as significant as this benefit concert the first time this choir has ever appeared with the orchestra off campus, he says. Many of these singers come from large families. Theyre extended to the hilt to go to college and they had not had the opportunity to study music and be exposed to classical music until they came here. I found them to be so enthusiastic and excited by doing the classics, that I have pushed them to the limits. They dont know how hard this is, and nobody has told them. Everyone involved, however, understands and appreciates the importance of the cause for which the concert has come together. All of us recognize the importance of the work done by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Mr. Day says. Mr. McDonnell adds, These folks (in Immokalee) are our neighbors, and this is a good way for us to integrate our cultural academic program with giving something to the community. In an era when theres no such thing as purely civic art when everybody wants their name on everything were trying o offer something beautiful that will enrich everyone. I dont want to have a utilitarian attitude toward classical music, but it serves a vital role a vital role in the lives of students who perform, and of those who get to enjoy it, and perhaps a role for people who would reap some community benefit from those in attendance. So this is good for the whole neighborhood. An internationally recognized human rights organization, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers seeks to improve wages and working conditions for migrant and field farmers, and put an end to modern-day slavery in the agricultural industry. Members have aided federal prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of a number of slavery cases in Florida, helping to free more than 1,000 workers. The coalition is a 501(c)(3) charity, and ticket purchases or contributions are tax deductible. Proceeds from the benefit concert will be used to pay down the mortgage on the coalitions new community center in Immokalee. To buy tickets individually or in groups, go to, call 986-0847, or e-mail 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 18th Tunes In A Tropical Key Winter Concert Series, Mile Marker 24 Mar 19th TSKW: Studio Artist Annual Show Mar 21st American Cancer Societys Diamond GalaMar 23rd Jil Aigrot in Concert 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 90 Minute Swashbuckling Show Holiday & Birthday Parties, Field Trips & Private Charters Available Call for Schedule, Reservations Required 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Voted #1 Ribs 13 Years in a Row! SEMINOLE GULF RAILWAY Dinner Mystery Trains EXCURSION TRAIN 5 COURSE DINNERS & MURDER MYSTERY SHOWS5 Nights a Week Wed. to SundayYou deserve a break!Enjoy a truly different night outA humorous Show And a superb serving of the finest Meal prepared on Train Take the Family on an excursion Ride.The Kids have probably never been on a moving Train?Refreshments available Starting in FebruaryReservations: 239-275-8487Visit 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m. Lounge open late. OUR FOOD IS SO GOOD YOUD THINK WE KIDNAPPED YOUR MOTHER!CONCERTFrom page C20


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Bob and Terry Edwards and Mally Khorasantchi 2. Honorees Toby Blumenthal-Phillips and Peg Longstreth and Bette Young 3. Jay and Lorrie Rasmussin 4. Jennifer Rogers and Tate Haire 5. Terry and Bob Edwards, Barbara Jordan and Lori Fowler 6. Gail Geary, Gisela Miller and Richard GearyCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOSUnited Arts Council's 2009 Stars in the Arts awards luncheon Opening reception at The von Liebig for "Andy Warhol Portfolios" Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 5 2 3 4 6 1500 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH, NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT 239.530.5110$5 Cosmos 4pm-6pm & 9pm-11pm dailyWednesdays Smooth Jazz on the BayPre x Menu 2 courses 4pm-6pm $22 Sunday Jazz Brunch10:30am-2:30pm


C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Spencer Gordon, Michael Dennison, John Dennison and Michael Hingston 2. Franco Morello 3. Gail Ensinger 4. Farah and Mahmoud Naghib 5. Jacqueline and Pieter Oosthuizen 6. Lana Harper 7. Robert Zollinhoffer 8. Dean and Kate Armstrong 9. Liz Willard and Joyce Fletche 10. Chuck and Sandy AbookirePEGGY FARREN / COURTESY PHOTOSNaples Womens Club Antique ShowSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 7 8 10


1. Tim Watson and Amy Taylor 2. Nicole and Leslie King 3. Patty Dunker and Rob Roy 4. Tompkins with shelter alumni Fairlane 5. Harriet Bush and Ruth Cangro 6. Marjorie Johnson, Robert Evans and Nicole Weber 7. Sean McVey, Kathleen Wayne and Ann Gardner 8. Trey Radel and Amy WegmannCOURTESY PHOTOS MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYGroundbreaking for renovations at the Humane Society Naples shelter Starlight Evening of Hope Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 12 4 6 8 7 5 3WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY


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Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Ristorante & Bar ItalianoVisit Our Website For Online Reservations, Full Menu and Gift Certi cates Located in the Crossroads Shopping Plaza in the Vineyards 5975 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119 PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE 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. ONLY Buzz Time Trivia in Lounge NOW Serving Dinner on Sundays until 9:00 (formerly KJs) Billy BridgerSaturdays 6-9pm Lounge y 4221 Tamiami Trail East (US 41), Naples 239.793.2644Entertainment Nightly with Dancing Emma LeeWednesdays 5:30-8:30pm Lounge Cahlua & Cream Tues., Mar31 & Mon., Apr 13&20 7-10pm $15 Cover G Man & Ronnie Doo-Wop (Mr. Elvis) Fri., Mar 27 8:30-11:30Wendy Renee Tues. March 24 Mon. March 30 6:30-9:30pm LoungePearl & Sas Mon., Mar 23 6-9pm Lounge Tues., Mar 31 5:30-7:00pmAnneMarie VOICE OF VELVETMarch 20 5:30-8:30pm Lounge Reminiscents Doo-Wop Extraordinaire! The G MAN, JOE Turner CRUISIN EDDIE Mar. 20th 8:30-MidJason DeSimoneThursdays 6-9pm LoungeWatch for Easter Sunda y Brunch Angelinas, 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187 This gorgeous remake of the old Sanibel Steakhouse is knockout, especially the glass-enclosed tower with spiral staircase that shelters Angelinas stellar wine collection. The Italian food of chef Nick Costanzo is vibrant and imaginative. A ceviche trio tuna, scallops and grouper with shaved fennel, grapefruit-radish salsa and yellow pepper relish was as much a work of art as an appetizer. The housemade papardelle Capri (pasta with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and Sorrento lemon olive oil) made an outstanding second course, followed by savory grilled lamb chops marinated in lemon and mint accompanied by arrancini and yellowfin tuna al griglia with cannellini and lobster ragout. Warm zeppoli with a trio of dipping sauces makes a fine finish as do the $3 desserts, which included mascarpone cheesecake with lemon curd and crme de menthe and chocolate panna cotta. Our server could have used some polish but those at other tables appeared to be doing better. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Escargot 41, 4339 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 793-5000 Naples is blessed with several excellent French restaurants, but Escargot 41 is one of the best. Never mind that its tucked into the corner of the non-descript Park Shore Shopping Center. Step inside and its as if youve traveled to a well-to-do Parisian bistro with food and service to match. Chef Patrick Fevrier is a master of French cuisine, while his wife, Jackie, is a gracious hostess. Choose from several escargot dishes (I liked Peters Fricassee 41). The salmon cured in sea salt, coated in coffee and smoked, is superb. The lobster bisque was classic and rich. Yellowtail snapper in lemon butter and caper sauce was a nightly special that was worthy of the designation. No cloyingly sweet duck here. Fevriers version is rubbed in garlic salt, roasted until the skin is just lightly crisp and the flesh still moist, then finished with a savory plum port wine sauce. For dessert, an ethereal raspberry souffl was worth every calorie. Beer and wine served. (The wine list is exceptional even for a much larger establishment.)Food: Service: Atmosphere: IM Tapas, 965 Fourth Ave. North, Naples; 403-8272Theres nothing puny about the small plates that emerge from the kitchen at IM Tapas. Each is artfully plated and possesses big, fresh flavors that reveal the passionate dedication of its creators, chefs Isabel Polo Pozo and Mary Shipman, to this classic Spanish cuisine. A polished staff and stylish dining room add to the warmth and conviviality of meal at this little off-the-beatenpath gem. Highlights from a recent meal included fresh anchovies in garlic, chorizo in cider, wild bonito with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate foam, duck breast with figs and port wine reduction, bacalao-stuffed peppers and a plate of stellar artisanal cheeses. While not situated on one of the citys popular dining areas, it could easily hold its own among them, its a cinch to find and theres plenty of parking. Beer and wine. Food: Service: Atmosphere: M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 263-4421 Maxwells on the Bay has undergone a fabulous update with a sleek new look and a sophisticated menu to match. There was no improving upon the view of Naples Bay, which remains a focal point, but the dining room, done in lots of woods and earth tones, gives the restaurant a contemporary, stylish air. Executive Chef Brian Rolands menu features cutting-edge Continental cuisine, with dishes such as heirloom beets with fired goat cheese, escargot with wild mushrooms, spinach and Boursin cream, orange misoglazed sea bass with goat cheese dumplings and milk chocolate lava cake. Polished service and an exemplary wine list further enhance the meal. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Randys Fishmarket Restaurant 10395 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 593-5555For fresh seafood served in an ultra-casual setting, Randys is a keeper. Well-worn tables and floors attest to the popularity of this north Naples restaurant. While Id advise steering clear of the blackened items, in which the seasoning overpowers the seafood, I can heartily recommend the crab cakes, stone crab claws and the Key lime pie, which is a specialty of the house. There are a few non-fish items as well in case a confirmed carnivore happens in by accident. Service was swift but friendly. The well-stocked seafood market affords home cooks ample options for creating their own fish dishes as well. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTSCapsule summaries of previous reviews: 65 Fourth Ave. North, 2 h ing puny p l ates om d b i g fabulous updat a so p histicate d no improvi n B a y, whi c t he di n wo o t h f e a n enta l a s heirlo o c h eese, esca r sp inac h an d B o l d b d se rv e d se ta Stone crab c la ws, a seasonal dish, get royal treatment at Randys Fishmarket. IM Tapas juicy little lamb chops stand in a pool of Romesco sauce.


plate and fried calamari would have been more than enough to share, especially since entrees come with a choice of soup or Greek salad. Lots of restaurants serve fried calamari, but Pelagos version is outstanding the tender rings of squid encased in a delicate, just-crisp-enough coating. A touch of cinnamon flavored the accompanying tomato sauce and, in combination with the lemon we squeezed over the rings, added bright layers of flavor. The vegetable platter contained a quartet of goodies: roasted pepper, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and dolmades. Each of the vegetables was lightly seasoned and tossed in a bit of olive oil or vinaigrette. The highlight were the dolmades, soft grape leaves stuffed with rice that were so good we wished wed ordered a whole plate of them. Those who shy away from this delicacy because previous experiences involved wrestling with tough, leathery grape leaves ought to try these so as to understand what makes this such an enduring favorite. A bowl of avgolemono soup was creamy and mellow, the chicken stock and hint of lemon making a most palatable pairing. A Greek salad was dressed in a vinaigrette that perfectly balanced the oil and vinegar and didnt allow oregano to overpower all else.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Its not all that hard to find a good restaurant in Naples if price is no object. Dining well without paying dearly, however, proves far more challenging. One noteworthy establishment of the latter variety is Pelagos Caf, a six-year-old restaurant serving what the management calls Mediterranean soul food. Having spent a couple of hours working my way through the menu on a recent Saturday night, Id have to say its an accurate description of the cafs mission. The food, which is primarily Greek but includes a smattering of favorite dishes from other countries in the region, was uniformly well prepared, generous in portion and moderate in price. Not only that, the service was better than Ive experienced lately at some far more expensive spots. Its no wonder that by 7 p.m., both dining rooms were full. Reservations are accepted here and Id recommend making one. Pelagos stands out from the multitude of other store fronts with which it shares a parking lot because of the profusion of plants that shelter the sidewalk and windows, reminiscent of lush (though generally larger) courtyards that often grace the entranceways of neighborhood cafes in Greece. Indoors, the authentic atmosphere continues, with the deep blue and white colors of the Greek flag pervading both dining rooms from the blue walls to the blue-over-white linen tablecloths gracing each table. Ceramic tiles line the walls and the arched doorway between the dining rooms. This was a meal that began well and never faltered. Warm pita bread and cool tzatziki sauce arrived along with our Greek wine, Makedonikos Tsantali 2007, a light, fruity red that could have been a little cooler but proved quite compatible with the meal. Either of our appetizers a vegetable diningCALENDAR 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, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More: The wines from Down Under seminar and tasting; $25, Carillon Place, 5048 Airport Pulling Road N.; 649-4979. Reservations required. Friday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market : Denise Petersen demonstrates how versatile and tasty tofu can be in both savory and sweet dishes; free, 9101 Strada Place; 5525100. Advance registration required. Friday, March 20, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Erin White of Terry Seitz Importers presents a tasting of South African wines paired with a five-course menu prepared by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $95, 26501 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, March 21, 2-4 p.m., Total Wine & More: The wines from Down Under seminar and tasting; $25, Carillon Place, 5048 Airport Pulling Road N.; 6494979. Reservations required. Saturday, March 21, noon-2 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant : Chef/proprietor Alexander Bernard prepares perfect risotto, classic bouillabaisse and Monikas crepe of passion; $45, 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-4999. Tuesday, March 24, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Enjoy a traditional Swiss dinner party in which Annie DePiero prepares fondue Bourguignon in advance with the guests cooking their own meat; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads; 514-4663. Tuesday, March 24, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Raw foods chef Debbie Greene shows how to prepare flavorful raw food meals such as eggplant manicotti, nut and seed loaf and raw spaghetti; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration required. Tuesday, March 24, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Kristina San Filippo shares recipes featuring familiar and unusual herbs and spices; $45, 26501 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Thursday, March 26, 6:15-8:15 p.m., Haskells The Wine People: Cruise the Gulf of Mexico aboard the Naples Princess while tasting more than 25 wines along with hot and cold appetizers in the boats air-conditioned interior; $65, 550 Port O Call Way (south side of U.S. 41 next to Gordon River Bridge); 254-1120. Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., Shulas Steak House: Partake in a reception and three-course dinner under the stars on the pool deck at the Hilton Naples. Black Angus beef, fine wines and spirits and cigars rolled on site by Miami Cigars and Company; $75 plus tax and gratuity, Naples Hilton and Towers, 5111 Tamiami Trail N.; 430-4999. Friday, March 27, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Enjoy champagne and caviar, wine, cheese, chocolate and a silent auction during the Spring Fling fund raiser for the Childrens Museum of Naples, cocktail attire suggested; $50, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100; reserve a spot at www.cmonfling. Friday, March 27, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar and Chef Kristina San Filippo collaborate on a wine dinner; $95, 26501 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ Pelagos Caf caters to the Mediterranean soul in all of us p b c o m karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE 5 1 0 F R o C It seemed mandatory to sample the baklava. Not surprisingly, we received a large piece of the pastry with multiple layers of phyllo, loads of nuts and cinnamon, all of which oozed honey. As was the case with each course before it, it was just what it was supposed to be. Our server, a server-attendant and a man I took to be the owner were consistently attentive, filling water glasses, clearing dishes, bringing new courses at just the right time and checking to make sure everything was to our liking. We witnessed the same thing happening at tables around the room. Most parties ambled out slowly, obviously full and possibly reluctant to leave such pleasant surroundings. A bountiful meal at Pelagos provides proof that its not necessary to sell your soul in order to feed it well. We had to force ourselves to leave some of each item on our plates so as to have any room at all for entrees. A gyros platter was a classic presentation strips of spiced meat over rice accompanied by tzatziki sauce, cucumbers and tomatoes. The cool, creamy sauce and fresh vegetables gave balance to the strong seasonings in the meat. I used pieces of pita to help scoop it up, adding yet another textural dimension to the mix. This truly is soul food, Greek-style. A simple piece of grilled mahi transcended the ordinary with its topping of tender-crisp asparagus, artichokes, green and black olives and cherry tomatoes. The large fillet was juicy despite being grilled and the array of vegetables enhanced the mild flavor of the fish. If you go >>Hours: Lunch is served 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner is served 5-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday >>Reservations: Accepted>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: Appetizers, $3.95-$11.95; entrees, $14.95-$24.95 >>Beverages: Beer and wine served >>Seating: Conventional tables and chairs in two dining rooms >>Specialties of the house: Avgolemono soup, dolmades, saganaki, hummus, calamari, Greek salad, chicken livers oreganato, gyros, lemon-glazed salmon, grilled mahi, brizoles >>Volume: Low to moderate >>Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Pelagos Caf 4951 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 263-2996Tender calamari with a cinnamontinged tomato sauce make a delicious start to a meal. This vegetable plate includes beet salad, roasted red peppers, grilled artichokes and dollmades, comprising an appetizer large enough for two to share. a o no mato ce m ake a share t h r e w o o e KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYGrilled mahi mahi is served over rice and topped with fresh asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes.


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