RotaAnd ot Greate RT MYERS BUSINESS INDUSTRY onthf For most high school students, senior year is a time to shine before heading out into the big, unknown world of higher education. The bittersweet nine months leading up to graduation are filled with football games, pep rallies, homecoming and prom, trips and class night, each creating a memory that will last a lifetime. Chelsea Neal will share these milestone moments with her Naples High classmates through e-mails and texts, since nearly 7,500 miles of ocean and land will PHOTO BY NANCY NEAL ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8, 9 & 10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 THEATER REVIEW C8 SOCIETY C22, 23, 24 & 25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 25 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 26, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Flowers galore!We havent had spring showers, but the Naples Flower Show is in full bloom this weekend. C1 Walking the walk Joey Pantoliano speaks out on behalf of NAMI, and more great gatherings. C22-25 Japan-bound Rotary exchange student Chelsea Neal with James Kim at Yukihana restaurantPride and joy The Naples Zoo introduces lion cubs Masamba and Mandisa to an adoring public. A24 Looking to the futuresSpring is when wine fanciers thoughts turn to Bordeaux. B1 SEE NICU, A8 & 9 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com evel 3 is not a floor. Its a condition. People in Level 3 lie in clear plastic cocoons, not necessarily unconscious but unable to respond. Theyre wizened, shriveled, sometimes shrunken to the size of a Coke can. That description falls short, however, because theyre not really shrunken. Instead, theyre as big as theyve ever been shrunken only from their potential, not from some larger reality. They appear as old as the hills, too: tiny and bald, so fragile and feathery, so lined and leathery, that even mortality seems to lie light beside them. But its always near, asserting its presence in 10 or so electronic beeps and alarms that indicate vital functions, or their failure. Nothing about these people is normal. Their wide-open hands would span the circumference of a quarter. Their hearts are roughly the size of a pea. Their sexual organs, exposed in unselfconscious nakedness when they lie unswaddled, are smaller than a fingernail clipping. To say their veins andThe elite corps of nurses on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit help make them happenLPHOTOS BY JIM MCLAUGHLIN /FLORIDA WEEKLY AND LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMNaples High student makes the grade for a year in Japan MIRACLESPRECIOUSWe arent trying to save just one life, were trying to save many: the parents who love this child, the future generations an entire history that this child might represent. Nancy Scribner, 21-year NICU nurse Rotary Club, Yukihana restaurant helping send Chelsea Neal on her way SEE JAPAN, A21 BY ALYSIA SHIVERSnews@ oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 For a couple of centuries in the New World, which is what they called it in the old days, weve had a principle of government called separation of church and state. Like a lot of complex notions pinholed in a few words, separation of church and state is a lot more than it seems, but also a lot less. The government gives churches a huge advantage, on purpose. Church income is not taxed, church property is not taxed, and church officials, like the rest of us, can espouse any theological doctrine they see fit, without fear of censorship. On the other hand, churches cant use their tax-free income to engage directly in politics. Also, government is not supposed to favor any single church over another, even if a majority of folks belong to that church. For example, if 70 percent of religious Americans call themselves Christians, and 20 percent call themselves Jews, and 10 percent call themselves Muslims, Buddhists or something else, the majority cannot vote or give away the rights of the minority. One church cannot garner privileges others dont have, whether financial, geographic or social. For those reasons and others, Audrey Bender has challenged public officials in Naples.Ms. Bender quit the Community Service Board recently because the citys elected officials would not discuss their five-year lease of the band shell in Cambier Park to the Celebration Community Church. Since the lease was signed almost five years ago, the subject of renewal will be coming up soon. Ms. Bender says its unfair not only to every other church listed in the Naples telephone book, but also to civic and nonreligious private organizations for the city to show such long-term favoritism to a single Christian church. But elected officials responding to the marching orders of City Attorney Robert Pritt shut her down, refusing to discuss the issue. Mr. Pritt, in a memo, advised the City Council not to talk about this until November, when the lease expires. Since when should an attorney be able to tell people elected by voters, or anybody else, not to talk about public property, or the hallmark American principle that separates church and state? Ms. Bender suggests they begin the conversation now. She insists that other church leaders know, and all community groups be aware: Since taxpayers built that beautiful gem of a park and helped pay for the accommodating band shell, all should be welcome to use the space on a firstcome, first-serve basis. And what a deal it is for the Celebration Community Church. On Sunday mornings between 400 and 800 people gather to hear Pastor Gene Scott. Theres a place for dogs at the service. Collection pots are posted here and there. Money, according to the Web site, goes to charity. The preachers family members help. One of them keeps the books. As religious organizations go, its a charming outfit, a good-natured, shortsand-sandals wearing, dog-loving celebration of the tax-free right to worship in the most prime Naples location and all for a weekly rental fee that has ranged over time from $125 to $180, according to city officials. Other churches have built and maintained properties at full market price, but Pastor Scott has let God and Naples taxpayers create his place of worship. I was so intrigued by the notion that a church would have a five-year lease on the most tender filet of the public beef and for that price that I e-mailed each of the five City Council member and Mayor Bill Barnett a couple of weeks ago. I sent six customized messages. I asked them three questions: Did they belong to the church, had they ever contributed money to the church, and what did they think should happen when the five-year lease is up. I wondered, a la Ms. Bender, if the city should consider a one-year lease, or offer the band shell on a purely first-come, first-served basis? That means you and I, for example, could lease it for a Sunday morning soiree. I wondered, too, if the city might consider it a fair meeting of its responsibility to taxpayers to announce, and to post prominently online, that the park and the band shell are public property, available for lease to any group on Sunday mornings. In the e-mail, I invited elected officials to call me at home or simply write back as they wished. None chose to respond. But David Lykins, the Community Services Board director who had been designated by the city attorney to speak, did respond to several other questions I posed. He said that in five years, three other groups (non-religious) had received permission to use the band shell on a Sunday morning. One was the Naples Philharmonic. The lease, he said, is not binding if officials say it isnt. But it certainly sends a message: This public space on Sunday mornings is reserved by custom and lease for a very special Christian church.Something else, too. While all this has been happening or not happening, as lawyer Pritt and city-elected officials would have it the city is now considering putting the beloved Naples Concert Band on thin ice. The band actually uses the band shell when it makes music for all to enjoy. But its been told it could be forced out when certain Cambier Park festivals or events take place, and that concerts already scheduled might even be cancelled by the city at the whim of officials. Maybe we could just start calling it the Cambier Park church shell, or the Cambier Park whimsy shell, or the Cambier Park politicians shell. Wouldnt that just beat the band? COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.orgA Sunday morning arrangement to beat the band Come and watch the 1st place Florida Everblades battle it out with the Charlotte Checkers Saturday, March 28th at 7:30 pm. Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 pm. Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30 pm. Friday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm. Saturday, April 4th at 7:30 pm. Gwinnett Gladiators Mississippi Sea Wolves Tickets start at $12. Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. oridaeverblades.com The Everblades are heading to the playoffs! The Blades playoff streak stretches to 11 straight years! Tickets for the rst two home Kelly Cup Playoff games at Germain Arena are on sale now! The rst two home playoff games are on April 10 & 11. Visit the Germain Arena Box Of ce or visit www.ticketmaster.com to get yours today! 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. GUEST OPINION Not too proud to begA large number of Collier County residents are finding it difficult to meet their financial commitments and are seeking refuge from these difficult economic times. But there are many who are still OK financially, and it is to these individuals that I am reaching out and begging.Coming from a family with old world values, begging, or asking for financial help, was and still is unacceptable. My parents and grandparents instilled in me that I was to make it on my own with hard work and determination. I still value these family principles, but with one exception. When its for a worthy cause, its all right to ask. I have traveled the world and put myself through school all on my own nickel. My purpose in life is to change the world and make it a better place for our children. My purpose as the executive director of Drug Free Collier is to change Collier County and create a drug-free environment for the 42,000 children in our schools. Drug Free Colliers mission is to prevent juvenile substance abuse through education and support services. We have been able to reach only a limited number of families because of funding. We receive community donations, a small federal grant and support from community partners such as the Sheriffs Office, Collier County School District and Collier County Parks and Recreation. Drug Free Colliers vision is to connect with all of the 42,000 students in both public and private schools. Through school-driven and studentdeveloped anti-substance abuse campaigns, life skills seminars for parents who want to know how to raise a drugfree child, workshops for school faculty, concerts for students in a drug-free park, guest speakers such as renowned William Cope Moyers (who will speak at the Naples Hilton on April 2) and many other outreach efforts, Drug Free Collier and its partners can weave the fabric of prevention throughout Collier County. But it takes money. How much is a childs life worth? How much is your community worth? We know that our children are priceless and we want a community that is fit to raise them. However, there are so many elements that can change a childs life for the worse. Substance abuse does not discriminate. It will take anyone, from the most affluent to the most socioeconomically challenged. Our children face a 50/50 chance of becoming addicted. Our youth have told us they are having problems in just saying no.Grassroots coalitions such as Drug Free Collier have shown to be effective in juvenile substance abuse prevention. Coalitions get to the core of the family and community by identifying the local challenges such as youth access to alcohol or prescription drugs. Drug Free Collier pulls together the community to replace the negative elements with positive solutions.If you have a special child in your life, consider that the average age a child tries alcohol in Collier County is 11.9. Consider that 35 percent of our high school students have four to five drinks per week, and that a child who tries alcohol before age 21 has a 50 percent chance of becoming addicted to alcohol or another drug. If we do nothing, the emotional and physical damages caused by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs such as prescription medications await our youth. You might say, My child doesnt drink alcohol, smoke or use drugs, but as long as there are other children who are using, your child is also at risk. For these reasons, I beg. Contact Drug Free Collier at 377-0575 or info@DrugfreeCollier.org for more information regarding its community awareness and fundraising event at the Naples Hilton on Thursday, April 2. You can make a difference with a donation. Join Drug Free Collier in its battle against juvenile substance abuse. Join me in creating a drug-free Collier County. Maria Victoria Delgado, executive director / Drug Free CollierMOMENTS IN TIME On March 26, 1970, the classic documentary Woodstock, showing the August 1969 concert that drew half a million people to a dairy farm in New York, premieres. The film won an Oscar for Best Documentary. On March 27, 1964, the strongest earthquake in U.S. history, measuring 8.4 on the Richter scale, slams southern Alaska, creating a deadly tsunami. Some 125 people were killed and thousands injured. The tidal wave, which measured over 100 feet at points, devastated towns along the Gulf of Alaska and caused carnage in British Columbia, Canada; Hawaii; and the West Coast of the United States. On March 28, 1915, the first American is killed in the eight-month-old European conflict that would become known as the First World War. Leon Thrasher, a 31-year-old mining engineer and native of Massachusetts, drowned when a German submarine torpedoed the cargopassenger ship Falaba, on its way from Liverpool to West Africa, off the coast of England. On March 29, 1806, the Great National Pike, also known as the Cumberland Road, becomes the first highway funded by the national treasury. The initial appropriation of $30,000 was made by congressional act and covered the first leg from Cumberland, Md., through the Appalachian Mountains to Wheeling in western Virginia on the Ohio River. OPINION At least hes calmLast fall, Barack Obama was deemed by all the great and good as the man to save the country from its financial crisis because of his calm. As John McCain flailed around, Obama stayed steady, and commentators ascribed to him the most extraordinary leadership qualities based merely on his equipoise. How is that working out? Well, the stock market has lost roughly 25 percent of its value in the past two months, destroying more than $2.6 trillion of wealth. But at least President Obama is calm. The banking crisis weighs down the economy, with zombie institutions requiring ever more federal cash (Citigroup has taken $45 billion, and AIG $180 billion and counting). But Obamas supernatural calm is undisturbed by the financial mayhem. His treasury secretary, Tim Geithner, has gone from such an indispensable man that he could get away with cheating on his taxes to the butt of Saturday Night Live skits. His vague and unconvincing bank rescue plan tanked the market, while he hasnt yet fully staffed the upper echelons of his department. The New York Times reports of him and his team, Some worry that political and financial constraints have made them reluctant to grapple with the full magnitude of the crisis. If Obama worries, he does it calmly. Despite its stated purpose of providing a temporary boost to the economy, Obamas stimulus plan spends $200 billion in 2011 and beyond at the same time liberal supporters of the stimulus complain that it doesnt do enough in the near term. But Obama is serenely calm about it. As the economy staggers into what seems will be at least the worst recession since World War II, he is proposing $1 trillion in tax increases, including a new broad-based levy on industrial activity. But hell impose the taxes very calmly. With the nations finances strained dealing just with the fallout from the financial crisis, he is proposing a radical budget that will increase spending by at least $3 trillion above current projections during the next 10 years. But all his new spending is suffused with a wondrous air of calm. His budget makes unduly rosy assumptions about the near-term performance of the economy that are already being discredited, pockets fake savings by making absurd assumptions (e.g., that troop levels in Iraq were set to remain at 140,000 forever), and still projects a $637 billion deficit in 2016 even after years of robust, economic growth. But he is as calm as he is dishonest and profligate. The early returns on Obamas calm arent encouraging. During the campaign, his overeager supporters in the press wanted to declare him a world historical figure based on the flimsiest of evidence. The gravest crisis he had faced was the Jeremiah Wright controversy, which he responded to with a disingenuous race speech defending Wright before dumping him. Perhaps Obamas muddle-through approach to the banks will suffice until the natural resilience of the economy brings a recovery. Or perhaps, as Obama temporizes, the problem gets bigger and worse, discrediting his leadership and exposing the vision of his budget as, in the words of a headline in The Economist, wishful, and dangerous, thinking. Either way, Obama will be calm Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRY
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the show, it wouldnt happen. Mr. Pitts finally agreed, and the show was his own. Thats rare, he said. I just went from zero to 100 in five seconds. And its been that way ever since. As Mr. Pitts began to tape the first segment of the day, the quiet chatter among the waiting guests turned to silence. The cameraman counted down, Two, one Hello, Southwest Florida, he said in that familiar, smooth voice, before turning to ask Gary Trippe, founder and CEO of Oswald Trippe Insurance Company, a question. The day had finally begun. wouldnt change the way I grew up for anything. I grew up with a lot of love. It was his own first love, swimming, that drew him to the world of television. He collected and sold bottles for the pocket change that gained him admission to the public pool in Birmingham. After escaping the projects and earning a masters in economics from Clark Atlanta University, he started aquatics programs in innercity and low-income areas in the United States, Haiti, South Africa and South America. In 1989, he moved to Fort Myers to pursue a career at First Florida Bank. He also started doing TV and radio spots about swimming safety. I became known as the swim tip guy, like Richard Simmons was in aerobics, he said. People recognized me. In the early s he filled in as guest host for a show on the old WBR-TV. The ratings soared that day, and Hugh Boyd, the general manager, insisted Mr. Pitts should have his own show. I think he was interested in changing the face of Southwest Florida, Mr. Pitts said. I think he thought if I didnt host www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2009 A few of his guests were also arriving as Lee Pitts entered the cold, bright television studio one recent morning. An hour earlier at one of his favorite restaurants, The Cracker Barrel, he talked about how he would spend the day taping a months worth of shows for Lee Pitts Live.The program airs weekly on MY-TV Channel 8 at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and on Comcast Channel 14 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.Each segment is done in one take and unedited, so Mr. Pitts puts a premium on staying energized throughout the day of shooting. Even off-camera, hes everything you expect a talk show host to be: gregarious, funny and personable, with a disarming smile that puts people at ease. It usually takes me about two days after being in the studio to come down, to detox, to just kind of shhhhh He motions as though a balloon deflates. Mr. Pitts put on his game face along with his jacket and tie as soon as he arrived in the studio at the Comcast building in Naples. He took phone calls from guests to give them directions and instructed the ones whod arrived on what to do while waiting to be interviewed, or how to use their Lee Pitts Live coffee mugs as a prop. Three cameras were stationed in front of the stage, unmanned. The cameraman wired the first round of guests for sound. Some of the interviewees, like Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre owner Will Prather, who was there to talk about his role as chairman of the Democratic Party in Lee County, had been watching the show for years. Hes been a trooper with this program, Mr. Prather said about the host. How long has it been? For the record, Mr. Pitts has been on the air 17 years. He was the first, and is still the only, African American television talk-show host in the region. The year the show went on the air, he said, critics were skeptical of a lot of things the fact that I was an African American, that this was going to be a show that focuses on issues and people that impact the minority community. But he insists, My show is not the black show. One of the things I want people to understand is that everyone is welcome on my show. Mr. Pitts diversity of guests generates interest year after year. Interviewees have included the football player Deion Sanders, before his career took off; Fort Myers Mayor Jim Humphrey; and Florida Gulf Coast University President William Bradshaw. He also interviews entertainers sometimes rappers and, in an upcoming show, a belly dancer. It all started by mistake, sort of. I stumbled into television, Mr. Pitts said. He grew up in the poverty-stricken projects of Birmingham, Ala., one of seven siblings raised by a single mother. The family was poor by material standards, Mr. Pitts said. But in all senses, I Lee Pitts welcomes all to his TV talk show about Southwest Florida issuesBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Lee Pitts and Judge Archie Hayward Jr. Commercial Pool Specialist EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 arteries are no thicker than the eye of a needle is gross exaggeration. And perhaps most unusual of all is this: Each appears to be loved in every full minute of every long hour of every momentous day by a clan of surrogate mothers mothers mostly, since 88 of the 90 nurses among a devoted staff of 150 are women. Few in this world can ever say that. These nurses are the elite corps of the NICU, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida at HealthPark, the campus of Lee Memorial Health System in South Fort Myers. The Childrens Hospital and its NICU serve families from all five counties in the region Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry. Throughout the five rooms of this offlimits, 48-bed unit, babies cling to life in conditions defined as Level 3 and Level 2 (slightly less fragile). Those for whom things have gone very well graduate to the NICU Progressive Room, which means theyll likely soon go home. Around them work the nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors of various stripes (including a neonatal ophthalmologist), respiratory therapists and occupational therapists, who can help shape and loosen little bodies that would normally do so alone and naturally, while suspended in amniotic fluid. There are even social workers and case managers, all devoted to these children. Or perhaps theyre devoted to something more than these children, suggests one nurse, Nancy Scribner. I take the long view, she explains. We arent trying to save just one life, were trying to save many: the parents who love this child, the future generations an entire history that this child might represent. Its like an old parable, where three men were laying bricks. When asked what they were doing, the first man said, Im laying bricks. The second man said, Im earning a living. And the third man said, Im building a church.A singular breed, called to their unitSome NICU babies begin the arduous climb toward normality toward those someday churches as early as 23 or 24 weeks after conception, weighing as little as a pound or a pound plus a few ounces. For them, life may never be easy. Children who once would have died when delivered at 28 or 30 weeks are now pretty good bets to come out of the NICU and grow into beautiful, fully capable young people. Their pictures crowd a bulletin board in the unit, gazing out in unassailable proof that this is all worth it. No one receives better care care of mind and heart than these babies. Even statistics (which usually have so little to do with love) bear it out: The Childrens Hospital NICU has had the lowest mortality and morbidity rates of any NICU in the state of Florida two years running, says Michelle Waddell, herself a 20-year NICU nurse and the unit director. Trained specifically for Level 3 with hyper-mentoring by veterans on the NICU, Mrs. Waddells nurses complete year-long internships much of that time spent in the unit that follow their four-year nursing degrees. The intensity helps shape them, and define them, as a singular breed. These nurses arrived at the NICU because they were called to it, they say. Those who come and arent called to the unique work quickly discover the fact, and leave. Why? Its a very scary world here, replies Mrs. Waddell, who then breaks into quiet laughter. People think sometimes we sit around in rocking chairs, rocking babies, adds Chris Lee, another 20-year veteran of the NICU. No, not quite. Once on the NICU, they tend to remain for decades. Turnover is very low. This is a lifes work, not just a days job.Combining hands, hearts and skillI could never peel people off the pavement or work in oncology, explains Mrs. Scribner, the church builder. Tall and slender, her long fingers stretch almost the length of a patients torso. And I quickly found out (21 years ago when she came out of nursing school) that pediatrics was NOT what I wanted. This is what I wanted its the only thing I want to do. I think most of us would say were called to it. About five minutes later, Mrs. Scribner reappears, her eyes bright, the cloud of auburn hair that framed her head now covered. A mask hangs from her uniform that will soon hide her nearly dazzling smile juiced, perhaps, with a touch of adrenalin: One of the coded bells has rung. Im going to a stat C-section Im off to save a life, she announces before she disappears. (A NICU nurse is called for every premature C-section, in caseNICUFrom page 1 JIM MCLAUGHLIN/FLORIDA WEEKLYNICU nurse Aubrey Brown, left, stands by as Bryan and Danielle Lee check on their 2-month old son, Caleb, who weighed 1 pound and 7 ounces at birth. 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WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY her special brand of care is required for the baby.) NICU nurses are pragmatic, cool under pressure and, in many cases, brainy enough to have gone to medical school. After all, its a high-tech environment where understanding how to integrate complex machines and regimens with the highest technology of all, the human being, takes a lot of smarts. But these nurses are singularly addicted, if you will, to care and intimacy, not just technology. They will tell you themselves that the work requires their hands and hearts all the time, along with their sophisticated nursing skills. Compassion is a thing they dont restrain, although sentimentality is, since outcomes are uncertain. Ive had to pull myself back from all this sometimes, pull my emotions back a little, just for self-preservation, says Charlene Martin, a 30-year veteran of NICU nursing in the northern Midwest who arrived at The Childrens Hospital at HealthPark only a year ago.Why theyre hereFive nurses arrange themselves on either side of a hallway, in a rare attempt to explain why theyre here. The morning is quiet, but that could change in a heartbeat, they warn. Each open room carries one of the plastic cocoons, most of them covered in quilted baby blankets to close out light and sound, and all of them flanked by an arrangement of machines. These women rarely give themselves to self-reflection. Aubrey Brown, just 12 days shy of carrying her second baby to full term, struggles to find words that explain her love of the NICU. Theres so much LIFE here, she says. Theres so much HOPE here, adds Sandi Barkye, a 30-year nurse who found her way to the NICU 22 years ago. As they talk, their eyes rove up and down the hall, checking babies and rooms. Each nurse turns slightly, unconsciously, every time an alarm sounds. Theres a bed alarm, two alarms off the bedside monitors, two pump alarms, a jet alarm, an oscillator alarm, a ventilator alarm and two different C-Pap alarms, each with a different tone, like instruments in an urgent symphony. When one sounds out, a nurse spins away and moves swiftly in. None of these nurses are ever entirely relaxed; theyll maintain this level of vigilance for 12 hours, the length of a shift in the NICU. Thats how they want it and like it, they admit which might be why few ever take the additional step to become doctors. Normally, doctors appear in Level 3 only in the morning for their rounds (neo-natal doctors do not have outside practices). Thats not enough for these nurses, who want to offer their handson compassion continuously and not just for babies but also for the emotionally beleaguered and sometimes panicked parents.The agony and the ecstasyAbout two minutes by elevator and hallway from the HealthPark maternity ward where most babies are born at full or close-to-full term, the NICU might as well exist on a different planet, one where compassion is the only thing left, sometimes, when things dont go right. These little people who struggle so hard, and whose parents are struggling along with them it just strikes my heart, says Mrs. Barkye, who came to the NICU at a time when the technology was much less sophisticated. Losing a baby whose parents have struggled so hard to get it Id say thats the hardest thing, or the worst thing about this job. All of these nurses remember the parents who were on their eighth try to complete that hardwired biological marching order: to bear a child and give it love. Theirs was born at 24 weeks. But what started as an unlikely question began to show promise, and even to firm up as a declarative sentence: I will live. But suddenly one day, at 32 weeks, the baby just stopped, Mrs. Barkye recalls. She just died, and it surprised everybody. Even after, they werent sure what happened. And that wasnt the worst of it. While the other nurses nod or pause to study their colleague for a moment, Mrs. Barkye finishes the story. It was the end for the parents. THE end. The end of their marriage, the end of the mental health of that mother. She pauses to say one more thing. I wish that everybody knew how much we care about helping a baby come through. There is, of course, the flip side of the coin. Every nurse in the unit slaps a single word on it, whether or not that nurse is strictly religious: The word is miracle. Mrs. Scribner recalls watching as a baby was coded blue and died in front of the parents, the doctors and the nurses, its pulse flat-lining on a screen, along with its respiration and blood pressure. They had walked away, she says of doctors and the parents. That baby was gone, and about three minutes passed. As she recounts the incident, all the nurses begin smiling and nodding. About three minutes passed, and suddenly, the monitor came back on. Boom! The numbers came up, the flat line jumped to life, and everyone rushed to the babys side, in startled disbelief. Today, that child is home, healthy and happy. Theres no explanation for that. Its just a miracle, concludes Mrs. Scribner. They have a tremendous will to live, says Mrs. Barkye. Will has a great deal to do with what happens to them.High-tech, high-loveTechnology helps, too, as does the application of resources, know-how and money, which often comes in a great tide of caring from philanthropists who have figured out that money given here is money used to celebrate life, Mrs. Waddell, the NICU director explains. She gestures at several newly completed rooms, equipped with the latest life-saving machines. This was built through the philanthropy of Jack and Shelly Blaze, she says. Jack and Shelly matched every single dollar of (a) Boston Red Sox fundraiser they just fell in love with the NICU, and they saw that we take seriously what we do. The entire unit sparkles, but its a calculated, deeply considered sparkle a research sparkle, perhaps. Although were not a research hospital, were always looking at best practice, and we do collaborative research, Mrs. Waddell says. She describes this while standing on a seemingly hard tile floor, made like the ceiling, with the highest acoustic rating in the world so that sharp noises will not intrude on the senses of Level 3 babies. One collaborative study we did, published in a medical journal, looked at the effects of light and sound on ear and brain development of these babies, she says. Light and sound in these children inhibits brain development, just as touching inhibits it, too, which is why minimal touching is a common practice until they get older. Soon, this NICU will begin deep body cooling of children who suffer hypoxic brain injuries resulting from oxygen deficiencies, the newest and a promising technology. If it sounds like science fiction, a glance into any room will dispel that notion, since yesterdays science fiction is todays reality for every child.Everything in the right measureAs the morning disappears into afternoon, nurses move from little human to little human, sometimes pausing to communicate with one another other, sometimes adjusting machines or greeting parents or staff, and always eyeing the computer monitors above each little cocoon. The screens broadcast neon numerals that dance upward or downward above digital lines for pulse, blood pressure and oxygen-saturation levels in the blood. Most people on Level 3 have tiny sensors fixed to their feet, their ribs or chests, along with tubes running from their noses or throats into machines that cannot be understood at a glance. Often by some exercise of extraordinary skill, they also have tubes that are threaded into two of the three natural lines the arteries and veins that supply each human navel. These deliver nourishment or allow nurses to draw the arterial blood that so clearly reveals a multitude of conditions, without hurting or pricking the patient. Above each little person, at one time to another, bright lights shaped like cactus paddles direct light to the little body, to help prevent jaundice. That in itself reveals the great paradox of care in the NICU. Too much light, the same as intrusive sounds or even human touching, can slow brain development and injure these human beings.But like everything else here, that light is doled out with so much love and so much efficient precision, that something in the little bodies something immense and dormant seeded in their tiny hearts and minds can awaken against all odds, to bloom in a full life.Mrs. Brown, and every nurse here, will see to that outcome if its the last thing they do, because they never stop watching and caring. Shes standing in the dimmed light of one room, cooing to a baby in need, when an alarm sounds in another room nearby. Charlene, she calls, whos that? Its Girlfriend here. Im on it, responds the nurse. COURTESY PHOTOSome NICU babies begin the arduous climb toward normality as early as 23 or 24 weeks after conception, weighing as little as a pound or a pound plus a few ounces.JIM MCLAUGHLIN/FLORIDA WEEKLYSix-week-old Brianna Hinojosas tiny feet get a reassuring caress from her mother Nereidas hand.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN The Old Naples Historic District has a history of its own prime archaeological site, a canal, ran northwest through the center of the district.Historic honorable mentionsThe citys Comprehensive Plan contains a line that has been there since the plan was formed in the late 1940s: protect the character and identity of our community.While the city has yet to define what that means, some noteworthy citizens have taken it upon themselves to interpret this line and therefore honor Old Naples character and identity: John and Suzanne Saltsman and sisters Dot and Debbie Wade.The tale of these two sisters is manifested in a lovely structure we watched over the past year. Their charming yellow cottage is behind Ridgway Bar & Grill on the corner of Gordon Drive and 13th Avenue South. Its the one with the darling picket fence, a bridge to somewhere, and a stained-glass patio window that enchants all who shop at the Third Street Farmers Market every Saturday.The Saltsmans hes from Kentucky (where else?) and shes from North Carolina have lovingly maintained the character of Sagamore House, their historic home built by N.P. Sloan at the corner of Gordon Drive and 14th Avenue South. When I called Mr. Saltsman, a former bridge builder, attorney and engineer, to inquire on the history of the home, he told me, We are long on beliefs and short on facts. Ill get back to you.The Sloan family also built Tecopa, the cottage at the corner of Gordon Drive and 12th Avenue South thats now owned by Paul and Eileen Arsenault, who are also proud caretakers of the oldest banyan tree in the city, fondly dubbed Beardy Banyan. During May, Official History Month for the City of Naples, Naples Backyard History will host several lectures to enlighten all of us about the magic in the place we call home. We are delighted the Wade sisters and the Saltsmans have agreed to open their homes and share their stories with us. So please stay tuned for more history of the Historic District. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 5942978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.There is no history here, remarked a newly transplanted City of Naples employee in 2007. If the Historic District is ever de-listed, all well have to do is take down the signs.Perhaps one of the most dangerous afflictions in our country and here in our own Collier County is a condition called cultural amnesia. Lavern Gaynor, Naples First Lady of History, notes, The faster we move in todays world, the faster we move away from who we are as a community and even as a country.Mary Watkins, an expert in the history of Old Naples, echoes that sentiment. This city and county is rich in history. It has characters with stories that are important to our community, and our history is totally unique to our area.The characters to whom Mrs. Watkins refers were a group of investors from Kentucky who from 1887-1932 built a relatively small area of Naples for seasonal use the area now called the Historic District in Old Naples. This precious area ranges from Ninth Avenue South to 13th Avenue South to the Gulf of Mexico to Third Street South. And although it has more stories than Carter has little liver pills, few people know about them.Henry Watkins Sr., Marys father-in-law, purchased The Naples Company in 1946, which included The Naples Hotel, and later that same year bought the clubhouse and golf course where the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Resort is today. She carefully notes, We did not build the Naples Beach Club we grew it. No doubt, they grew it with lots of love and care.BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyThe Naples Hotel in the early 1940s, with staff housing to the left of the hotel. The site is where the Third Street South Farmers Market takes place every Saturday. We Will BEAT Euro Kitchen Designs 234.1587 | M-F 9-5pm | Sat 10-5pm|| HARRY & MARTHA BICKFORD / COURTESY PHOTOHistoric boundaries are a gemOn March 1987, Mayor Edwin Putzell, along with Naples City Council (of which todays Mayor Bill Barnett was a member) put forth Resolution 87-5225 supporting the application for a section of Old Naples to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This resolution was sent to the State of Florida and the United States of the Interior, and on Dec. 17 that year, the Historic District of Naples was officially placed, along with the Keewaydin Club, on the national register.Just the facts, pleaseThe following factoids about the Historic District are components that were submitted to the Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources for review to gain an historic designation (a copy of the 1987 application can be viewed at the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum): Architecturally significant to the area because of the native materials, such as oyster tabby oolitic limestone, that were used in bungalows and other homes with northern stylistic origins called Colonial Revival, Mediterranean Revival or Framed Vernacular. Developed first was The Naples Hotel, 200 yards from the beach. Paved streets of oyster shells were lined with royal palm trees transplanted from the Everglades. Isolated geographically until the railroads and the Tamiami Trail came in the late 1920s. Reflecting Floridas resort heritage, the structures are restrained, paralleling the tastes of Kentuckians and Ohioans. Recorded in 1775 by Bernard Roman, a
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 Americans special relationship with taxesIt is not just that the secretary of the Treasury owed back taxes for years, or that two other presidential cabinet-level nominees owed back taxes. In January, federal prosecutors revealed that District of Columbia Council member Marion Barry, who was already on probation after a 2005 conviction for failing to file tax returns for the years 1999 through 2004, and subsequently almost tauntingly failed to file a return for 2006, has now doubleddown the taunt by failing to file for 2007. And in March, a Georgia state senator proposed punishment for the 22 members of the legislature who either owed back taxes or had failed to file returns for at least one year since 2002. The 22 were not identified, in compliance with privacy laws, but the Senates Democratic leader, Robert Brown, outed himself as one of the 22 in the course of calling his scolding colleague a bloodsucker. Prodigies Pet rescuer Judy Walker of Oviedo, Fla., and Oklahoman Jude Stringfellow are battling over custody of Ms. Walkers two-legged puppy, which Ms. Walker believes has special needs but which Ms. Stringfellow is seeking to adopt, in part to portray Ms. Stringfellows own famous, hind-legs-walking dog Faith as a puppy in a movie she is working on. Ms. Stringfellow said Ms. Walker had reneged on a firm Feb. 2 adoption date and implied that she had hired celebrity attorney Mark Geragos to get the puppy. Michelito Peniche, 11, killed six young bulls in a single fight before 3,500 spectators in Merida, Mexico, in January, despite the mayors ban on the event as a child-labor violation (but which was allowed to proceed after Michelitos father appealed to a state prosecutor). Michelito began his career in the ring at age 4. Recurring themesOnce again, a man was found to have climbed into the waste tank of an outdoor toilet, but according to a March report in the Twin Falls (Idaho) TimesNews, the emergency crew seemed to accept his story that it was all a mistake and not a manifestation of perversion. Rescuers from the town of Filer, Idaho, said the man told them he was just looking for his keys that he had accidentally dropped and had been in the tank for 15 minutes before help arrived. The man declined to identify himself, and no official report was required, but after the man was hosed off by a fire truck, he discovered that his keys had been in his pocket all along, and he drove away. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEInexplicable A 25-year-old man was arrested in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in February after an apparent suicide attempt. According to police, the man tried to gas himself inside his car in a closed garage, but apparently did not have a garage himself, and was arrested for trespass when he drove into a strangers garage for the attempt, causing about $1,000 damage. Total nudity is prohibited during Brazils annual Carnival, as immoral and, especially, artistically tacky, but samba dancer Dani Sperle appeared in the street parade in Rio de Janeiro in February wearing a headdress, necklace, matching armbands and nothing else except a patch three centimeters long (1.2 inches) covering an intimate area. Cant possibly be true Gildazio Costa, 54, was arrested in Framingham, Mass., in February and charged with kidnapping and beating his girlfriend following a five-hour-long argument they were having about what the operating hours are for the local library. Tennessee anesthesiologist Visuvalingam Vilvarajah was arrested in February in Kentucky and charged with providing controlled-substance prescriptions (OxyContin, methadone) to as many as 350 non-patients. However, the more basic question is why Tennessee licensed Dr. Vilvarajah in the first place, since he had been approved by the state Department of Health even though officials knew that he was on parole at the time after serving a sentence for murdering his wife and mother-in-law. A department spokeswoman told The Tennessean newspaper that no law prevented Dr. Vilvarajahs licensing. Unclear on the concept In Airdrie, Alberta, in January, police officers responded to a report from the Ralph McCall Elementary School that a man was standing in the yard yelling with a portable loudspeaker toward a group of frolicking kids, calling, Girls in the field, come over to my truck, come pet my dog. When alarmed adults nearby approached him, the man quickly got in his truck and took off. In response to a bomb threat called in to Hays High School in Buda, Texas, in February, Principal Shirley Reich directed the evacuation of all students, who were kept out for two hours until the all-clear. The building had not been completely cleared, though. Ms. Reich had ordered that eight special-needs students, who presented mobility problems for the staff, be kept inside during the evacuation, and afterward Ms. Reich defended her decision, crediting herself for compassion because it was cold outside, and she wanted the special-needs students to be comfortable. In February, a federal jury in Tucson, Ariz., awarded damages of $77,000 to six illegal immigrants who had trespassed on rancher Roger Barnetts land in 2004 (only one of hundreds of forays onto his land over the years by borderjumpers from Mexico) because Barnett had detained them while he was carrying a gun, which the jury said constituted infliction of emotional distress (though Barnett said he was merely protecting his property). Originally, 16 Mexican nationals had sued for $32 million, accusing Mr. Barnett of violating whatever civil rights illegal-immigrant trespassers might have.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 NEWS A19 Drug Free Collier is hosting its First Community Awareness Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker will be William Cope Moyers, executive director of Hazeldens Center for Public Policy and author of The New York Times bestseller, Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. Tickets are $50 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Launched in 2005, Drug Free Collier is the umbrella organization that includes the Collier County Sheriffs Office Task Force and the Juvenile Justice Council Subcommittee. Its members consist of private and public community organizations, residents and youth working to strengthen our communitys resolve to decrease juvenile substance abuse in Collier County through increased education, prevention services and support. For more information and to reserve seats, call Drug Free Collier at 3770535 or e-mail email@example.com. Additional information about Drug Free Collier is available at www.drugfreecollier.org. The School District of Collier County is seating an Independent Community Referendum Oversight Committee to monitor the expenditure of Flexible Funding Referendum dollars over the four-year referendum implementation period (July 1, 2009June 30, 2013) specifically as it relates to the funding of non-mandated educational opportunities for students. The Sept. 22, 2008, report of the Blue Ribbon Committee called for establishment of the ICROC to be used as a vehicle for the community for continual communication and input. The ICROC will be comprised of seven community members serving as voting members, plus two non-voting community members serving as alternates. Each of the nine appointed members will serve for the four-year lifetime of the committee. The panel will function as an advisory body to the School Board. Committee members must have established residency in Collier County.The deadline to submit applications is 4 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2009. To learn more, call 377-0180, or visit www.collier. k12.fl.us. Entrepreneurial teens can discover what it takes to be a business leader at CEO Academy, a one-week summer camp for high school juniors and seniors. Presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the Lutgert C ollege of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, CEO Academy will take place at the Lutg ert College of Business from June 15-19. Applications are now being accepted. Hands-on learning is not only fun and engaging, its the closest thing to acquiring the real-world experience so coveted by young people this age, says Victoria Stephan, president of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. This is a rare opportunity for students to learn from successful entrepreneurs who enjoy sharing their passion for business. Open to high school juniors and seniors from Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, CEO Academy allows students to work in project teams with local business leaders and educators. Students learn about business from these experienced professionals as they create business plans and marketing packages based on case studies of specialized international corporations. Participants will receive a certificate, credentials for college applications and potential internship opportunities. Camp hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year, more than 30 Southwest Florida students attended CEO Academy. Information and applications for CEO Academy are available from school guidance counselors or the Junior Achievement office at 225-2590. The $100 application fee is fully refundable if the student is not selected. Junior Achievement is the worlds largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. The organization provides inschool and after-school programs that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. In the 2008-2009 school year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will reach more than 9,500 students in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. For more information, contact the local office or visit www.JASWFL.org Bestselling author, former addict will address Drug Free CollierApplicants sought for School Districts committee to monitor referendum dollarsHigh school juniors, seniors invited to apply for CEO Academy Call: (239) 643-5325www. xmyleaks.comServing the West Coast of Florida and surrounding areas. We can x pinhole leaks with: Leaky pipes!?! Solution Unique ShopElectric Shaver Service by RichardIMPORTED & DOMESTIC SHAVERSSales Parts Repairs SHAVER: 50%AVON PRODUCTS BY LINDA JONESSTORE HOURS: Call Today for a Free In-Home Consultationstop by our showroom to enter in our monthly drawing 12830 Metro Pkwy., Fort MyersSPRINGWHITE SALE25% offall White Melamine CALL TODAY!239-768-2391www.RoyalPalmCloset.comQuality, Reliablity and Service You Can Trust Kitchens CypressMetro PkwyDaniels Blvd
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Benefits of SeniorBridge: Reduced hospitalizations Better overall physical health Improved quality of life Less family stress SeniorBridge.com y stress S eniorBri dg e.co m 5621 Strand Blvd. Suite 301 Naples (239) 594-5004 14260 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103 Fort Myers (239) 561-7100 Living Safely in the Comfort of Your HomeClassrooms all over Collier County buzzed with excitement as volunteers with The Education Foundation of Collier County made surprise visits to six teachers to award Golden Apples one day last week. The six recipients Brent Brickzin of Palmetto Ridge High School; Sheila Buckner, Calusa Park Elementary; Anna Ruth Crouse, Poinciana Elementary; Mia German, Pinecrest Elementary; Stephanie Jonas, Veterans Memorial Elementary; and Teri Maroon, Osceola Elementary were chosen for their excellence in the classroom. The selection process begins when students, parents, colleagues and community members nominate teachers in the fall. Eligible teachers who have been nominated may choose to apply for Golden Apple by submitting the written application. The Selection Committee, constituted by former educators, parents and local business and community volunteers, narrows the field to 100. These 100 teachers are then observed (unannounced) and scored by members of the Core Committee, which is a different group of community volunteers. The application and initial observation scores are combined to identify 40 Teachers of Distinction. The Selection Committee then observes and scores and also interviews each of those 40 teachers, evaluating them for: Evidence of positive learning environment Knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy Quality of instruction Effectiveness of classroom management Strength of teacher-student relationships Contributions to learning communities Each Golden Apple teacher receives $2,000, an engraved Golden Apple and other gifts from the community. These benefits are in addition to those they received as they advanced through the process, most notably benefits attached to being one of the 40 Teachers of Distinction and becoming a member of the Academy of Teachers for one year. The academy provides curriculum-focused experiences, shared best practices and networking time with educators from other schools and community members. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, through its Suncoast for Kids Foundation, underwrites the academy. In addition, each member of the Academy of Teachers receives a $1,000 professional honorarium, provided through a gift from The Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation. The 2009 Golden Apple teachers, along with this years Teachers of Distinction, will be recognized at the 19th annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, May 5, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. To purchase tickets or to make a contribution to the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration, call The Education Foundation of Collier County at 643-4755. We congratulate the Golden Apple winners as well as all of the outstanding teachers who participated in this years program, says Kaleigh Grover, chair of the program, for 2009. We are proud of their accomplishments and excited to provide them the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with colleagues and community members. Education Foundation of Collier County awards Golden Apples to six exemplary educators >>What: The 19th annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration >>Who: 2009s six Golden Apple teachers and 34 Teachers of Distinction >>Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >>When: A black-tie evening Tuesday, May 5 >>Cost: $500 per person >>Info: The Education Foundation of Collier County, 643-4755 If you go SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY>>SHEILA BUCKNER >>School: Calusa Park Elementary >>Grade level: Grade 3 >>Subject: Gifted and highachieving learners >>Years teaching: 10 >>Education: B.S. in elementary education, pursuing a masters in educational technology>>STEPHANIE JONAS>>School: Veterans Memorial Elementary>>Grade level: Grades 4-5 >>Subject: All subjects >>Years teaching: Six>>Education: B.A. in education >>MIA GERMAN>>School: Pinecrest Elementary >>Grade level: Kindergarten >>Subject: All subjects >>Years teaching: 17 >>Education: B.S. in elementary education, M. Ed. in elementary dducation, pursuing a doctoral degree in instructional leadership >>ANNA RUTH CROUSE>>School: Poinciana Elementary School >>Grade level: Grade 2 >>Subject: All subjects >>Years teaching: Eight >>Education: B.S. in elementary education >>TERI MAROON >>School: Osceola Elementary >>Grade level: Grade 1, English language inclusion >>Subject: All subjects>>Teaching experience: 11 years>>Education: B.A. and M.S. in elementary education >>BRENT BRICKZIN>>School: Palmetto Ridge High School >>Grade level: Grades 9 -12 >>Subject: Social sciences (law), community service >>Years teaching: Eight >>Education: A.S. and B.S. in elementary education, pursuing a masters in educational leadership
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And in many cases, the number of rubber mats are on the rise, with many studios saying their numbers are steady or even up. People always say at the beginning of the year: I am going to get healthy, said Ann Ritter, a longtime yoga instructor who teaches at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and at a new studio in Atlanta. She has seen her enrollment double during the past several months. But this year, theres an extra incentive. People thinks its absolutely essential to stay calm and reduce stress. Larry Rosenberg, training specialist for Arizona-based Dahn Yoga (which has six studios in Atlanta) says emerging research demonstrating a connection between stress and many health woes including heart problems and high blood pressure also has helped buoy yoga into mainstream. The Crunch Fitness chain offers 39 varieties of yoga, including stone yoga (incorporating crystals), buff yoga (focused on strength training), even a naptime yoga. 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In 2003, the most common incentive was to increase flexibility.Seeking peace of mindAt the Yoga Hive in southwest Atlanta, owner Mechelle Davis has watched a steady stream of newbies walk through the thick, cream-colored curtains and take a seat in a room decorated with a waterfall scene. Some of the yoga newbies include 46-year-old Renard Mills, a former college football player who checked out a yoga presentation on a whim last year. At first, I thought, This is just stretching and a whole bunch of ladies. I just didnt see how I could get any benefit out of it, he said.When he started, Mills, who stands more than 6 feet and weighs 270 pounds, couldnt do a basic Lotus pose, which involves sitting on the floor with legs crossed.But the personal chef, who says he is facing a major slowdown in business these days, said he remembered feeling more at ease after the class at Yoga Hive. He now goes twice a week, clad in gray basketball pants and toting a purple yoga mat.I used to be a worrier, but I dont do that anymore, he said. I just breathe. ... I walk this earth differently now. In his family budget, he said, yoga is the second line item, after food.Fun and flexibilityAt a childrens bookstore in Decatur, Ga., the class Reading Comes Alive With Yoga does just that. On a recent Monday morning, a group of preschoolers barked like dogs and did the downward dog pose every time George, star of Jules Feiffers book Bark George, barked in the book. And at The Goddard School in Marietta, Ga., groups of preschoolers erupt like volcanoes and yell out, go away sadness. They also take deep, sweet breaths from empty cinnamon jars. Yvonne Beazer, who is 70, is glad to see so many youngsters get into yoga. She has been practicing for more than 30 years and credits it with allowing her to dance salsa. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 NEWS A23 While there have been numerous fundraisers leading up to the 2009 Marco Relay for Life, the actual event begins at 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Mackle Park. For the celebratory first lap of the race, Honorary Survivors Elaina LaGrotta and Disco Dave Bierbauer will set the pace for a contingent of survivors who will be followed closely by caregivers, family and friends. Ms. LaGrotta, 31, is known and loved for the dishes served at the family-run restaurant and catering business that bears her name. Six months after opening the eatery, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. After four surgeries and six months of chemotherapy, she is three months away from her oneyear milestone in remission. When he steps out to lead the Relay for Life, Mr. Bierbauer will be celebrating his status as cancer-free, happy news he received on St. Patricks Day. His journey to that status was a culmination of extensive head and neck surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. After more than 28 years on the island, he considers his friends and caregivers here as his family and considers all of them important contributors in his transition to cancer survivor. Relay for Life participants are encouraged to purchase a luminary bag in honor or memory of a loved one with cancer. At 9 p.m. the candles lining the track glow as a reminder of the number of people touched by cancer. Everyone is invited to join the relay or simply to cheer on survivors and their caregivers throughout the night and until the relay wraps up early Saturday morning. For more information, call Cheryl Axelson at 394-2849 or the American Cancer Societys Marco Island office at 404-7067. Dinosaur Playground holds its second annual Playdate for Autism from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Admission is $12 for one child and $8 for additional children, with a portion of the proceeds going to Autism Speaks and Revolution Autism. Autism Speaks helps fund autism research, awareness, advocacy and family services; Revolution Autism is a local organization that brings a variety of direct support, including respite care and support groups, to families in Southwest Florida with a child with autism. Ray and Jessica Stewart, owners of Dinosaur Playground, have a 4-year-old son with autism. We wanted to create a yes environment where children dont have to hear the word no, says Mrs. Stewart. Everything here is for them to touch and explore. Families with children of all ages and capabilities are welcome to join the fun at Playdate with Autism. Robbie the Ringmaster will perform a magic show, and food will be provided by the nearby Outback Steakhouse. Dinosaur Playground is at 4910 Tamiami Trail N. in Tanglewood Market Place. For more information, call 430-PLAY or visit www.dinoplayground.com. Marco Island gets set for Relay for LifePlaydate for Autism promises fun for the family Proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2009The only Digital Mammography in Lee County.www.bonitahealthcenter.com 3501 Health Center Blvd Bonita Springs FL 34135 239.949.1050A partnership between: GALATRO Diagnostic LabDR.KATHLEEN State of the ArtDr. Kathleen Galatro is celebrating her rst anniversary in her new of ce with over 10 years in Private Practice. 3435 PINE RIDGE ROAD, SUITE 102, NAPLES Board Certi ed in Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist State of the Art Diagnostic Lab In-house or with Physician referral Nuclear Medicine Echocardiography Stress Echocardiography CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Call (239)596-3278 to schedule an appointment or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org THE HEART DOCTOR WITH A HEART! Note: Restrictions Apply. (239) 489-0018 Your Total Kitchen Makeover!!!$14,995 www.kitchensbyambiance.comLAGROTTA 261 Ninth Street S., Naples, FL www. oridahealthacademynaples.com Your Future, Your Call...239-263-9391 School for Massage Therapy & Facial Skin Carein downtown Naples We Sell BIOTONE Products We Sell BIOTONE Products Earn a new career in 3 to 6 months! Flexible Payment Plans Approved for Veterans Training Financial Assistance Available Day & Evening Classes Available New Massage Classes in May New FacialClasses in April
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 NEWS A24 Masamba and Mandisa, the newest lions at the Naples Zoo, were a roaring success at their public debut last Saturday morning. Zoo members enjoyed the first peek at the 8-month-old siblings an hour before the zoo opened to regular visitors. The rare South African lions have been at the zoo for about six weeks, coming here from the NEW Zoo in Green Bay, Wis., where they were born. Their mother died from complications shortly after their birth, and the cubs had to be raised by hand. Its very unusual for cubs to have human contact so early, even in a zoo, says David Tetzlaff, Naples Zoo director. Because they are used to human company, Masamba and Mandisa dont mind when Mr. Tetzlaff or his wife Kelly, the zoos general curator, or their son and zookeeper Sasha, enter the enclosure that was renovated especially for the lions before their arrival. 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Theyve slowed down, although they still have the moments of romping around, Mr. Tetzlaff says. Masamba and Mandisa are participants in a Special Survival Plan coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The plan makes it possible for AZA-accredited zoos to exchange animals in order to breed them. Accredited institutions like Naples Zoo have the responsibility to provide safe havens for purebred animals that represent their relatives in the wild, Mr. Tetzlaff explains. Although Masamba and Mandisa were born at the NEW Zoo in Wisconsin, their genetics can be directly traced to southern African populations. In a few years, the zoo will exchange with another zoo to breed the rare cats.Well keep one of them and send the other to another SSP zoo, Mr. Tetzlaff says. I call it a computer dating system for wild animals, how the SSP puts genetically compatible animals together.I hope we keep the male here, he adds. Then as different females come in, we could start a little pride of our own right here.Naples Zoo is also participating in an SSP for Malayan tigers and has two males of the species in residence.Mambasa and Mandisa will stay together at Naples Zoo for at least two and probably three years. When they reach breeding age about 2 years old for her and 3 for him the SSP will make sure each gets a suitable mate.Until then, the best time for zoo visitors to catch a glimpse of the magnificent cubs roving their habitat is first thing in the morning. Once the sun comes up, even the cubs like to find a shady spot and lie down, says Mr. Tetzlaff. The zoo opens at 9 a.m. daily. There are no public feeding times for the lion cubs. Naples Zoo at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road is a nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. Guests are welcome from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the last admission ticket sold at 4 p.m. Cost is $19.95 for ages 13 and older, $11.95 for children 3-12, and free for those younger than 3. For information about zoo memberships and discounts, visit www.napleszoo.org or call 262-5409. Mandisa isnt shy about her appetite come feeding time. Masamba isnt camera-shy.COURTESY PHOTOS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 NEWS A25 Grab a paddle in the parkCollier-Seminole State Park offers guided, narrated canoe tours several times a week from December through March. The three-hour trip is ideal for ages 6 and older. Two more outings remain on this seasons schedule: >>Saturday and Monday, March 28 and 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Paddle through mangroves along the Blackwater River and listen to stories of Seminole survival while keeping your eyes peeled for colorful crabs, tarpon and even manatees. Cost is $25 per person in your canoe or a park canoe. Reservations are required. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 in East Naples. To sign up for a guided canoe trip, call Lee Belanger at 394-3397. AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSAre you confused by the various white wading birds here in Florida? Well, add the little blue heron, Egretta caerulea, to your list of white birds. Little blues sport white feathers through their first spring and summer and into fall, when they molt to a mix of bluegray and white plumes. During the next couple of molts, adults lose their white feathers and become true blue herons. Juveniles in flight do show a touch of blue-gray on their wing tips, but this is not helpful when you spot a juvenile standing with folded wings. So how do you distinguish a juvenile little blue from other white wading birds? Perhaps the easiest way is by its olive green legs and feet. Little blues are 15 inches shorter than the great egret, which has black legs and feet and a yellow bill. The snowy egret is about the same size as a little blue but has yellow feet, and adults have black legs. The cattle egret is shorter than a little blue by 4-5 inches and much stockier. Cattle egrets are rarely seen in water; they primarily eat insects and frequent grassy areas from cow pastures to parking lots. There are a couple of more points that help birders tell little blues apart from all the other white wading birds in these parts. The reddish egret, although 6 inches taller than the little blue and usually reddish, can hatch as a white morph that is, it stays BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyWhen looking for little blue herons, dont be tricked by the namewhite through adulthood. Its legs are gray, however, and a white morph of the reddish egret is a much more active fisherman. Reddish egrets frequently chase fish, doing pirouettes in the process. Identifying adult little blues, also called blue cranes or levee walkers, can present another challenge. Adults have a slate blue body with purple tinged neck feathers. The reddish egret also has a slate blue body, but its neck plumage is rust-colored. An adult little blue also resembles the tricolored heron, but the front of the adult tricoloreds neck is white, unlike the little blue or reddish egret. Once you can identify a little blue heron, you will notice its unending patience when fishing. This bird easily stands still much longer than I can. At waters edge, it appears as a statue with its neck and head slightly forward. When a fish swims by, it grabs the fish with its sharp beak, almost quicker than you can see. Little blues also like to eat frogs, small snakes, lizards, crayfish, fiddler crabs, shrimp and bugs of all sorts. These shy birds are loners when hunting. They walk quickly at times, but more often they move with slow deliberation, placing each foot daintily in the marsh or along the shore.Youll also enjoy watching elegant little blues fly. Holding their neck in an S-curve and with their legs extended backward, they flap their 40-inch wings gracefully and more rapidly than larger herons.Little blues are one of several wading birds we see fishing along the Blackwater River at Collier-Seminole State Park. Those of you from New England might have seen little blues as far north as Massachusetts and on down the coast to Florida. They sometimes winter as far north as New Jersey, but more often migrate to warmer southern states. They also live in southern California and Texas. During nesting time in the spring, little blues form colonies to protect their vulnerable eggs and chicks. Fish crows, large grackles and vultures prey on their eggs; A juvenile little blue heron An adult little blue heronand raccoons, dogs and cats are a threat to both eggs and chicks. These birds are usually silent but can make a rather unpleasant croaking sound when courting and when threatened. If you have not had the pleasure of watching these beautiful birds, come look for them at Collier-Seminole State Park. You wont be disappointed. Even if you miss finding a little blue, there are many other birds to enjoy here this time of year. Lee Belanger is a volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. 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In tandem with national economic trends, Collier Countys tourism industry showed contractions in occupancy and number of visitors in February. Visitor volume in hotels, short-term vacation rentals and campgrounds, at 149,100 in February, was down 9.7 percent compared to February 2008. Bright spots in Februarys report include a 6.5 percent increase in visitation by Florida residents and an increase of 5.5 percent by Europeans, which served to cushion the downward trend of traditional core segments. Additionally, 31.1 percent of February visitors were in the destination for the first time, which tourism director Jack Wert BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Collier tourism reflects the ups and downs of the economySEE TOURISM, B7 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYMore models in The StradaShopping for new digs? Check out the two newest residences at Mercato. B11 Spring might be when a young mans fancy turns to thoughts of love, but its also when wine lovers thoughts turn to fancy wines especially the coveted Bordeaux variety. Its wine futures season, or en primeur, when French wine producers offer consumers the opportunity to purchase shares of their latest Bordeaux, young wine still in the barrel that wont be delivered for about two years, after its aged somewhat and bottled. Bob Bulifant, Stacole Fine Wines Florida West Coast district manager, describes wine futures as commodities like oil, where the producer names a price and the consumer would like to pay less. Heres how it works: A group of experts tastes the new wines and critiques them based on how they believe the wines will mature. The winemakers set a per-bottle price for the wine. (This year, its the 2008 vintage that will be sold.) Buyers, called negociants, decide whether to buy it at that price. They, in turn, sell those futures to wholesale distributors and fine wine shops, which may then sell to individual consumers. While there are many wines offered as futures, the most sought-after are those of the top Bordeaux chateaux: Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux, Latour and Haut Brion. The prices set by these legendary producers generally influence wine prices around the world. Why purchase futures? Curt Botko, a retired Minneapolis banker and part-time Naples resident, says, You can normally get wines cheaper through the (futures) contracts, but I wouldnt recommend it as an investment. If you like the wine, then buy it. Mr. Botko started buying wine futures through Haskells The Wine People in 1975 to ensure he got the wines he wanted. Over the years, hes purchased futures for wine from all the leading chateaux. He last purchased about 40 cases in 1990 and isnt planning to buy any this year.The wines take so long to mature, he says. The 1990 vintage is just now getting mature.Some people invest because its the only way to purchase many vintages in half bottles or magnums (double bottles). Many factors influence the price of, and demand for, futures contracts, including the wines quality, the quantity produced in a given year, market conditions and the strength of the euro the currency in which wine futures are traded. This year, credit availability is likely to play a role, with creditors demanding more stringent guarantees, according to the British wine magazine Decanter.Rose ODell King, a certified sommelier and food and wine writer based in Fort Myers, expects prices to be down by 20 percent to 25 percent this year due to the state of the world economy. There were wines going for $600 a bottle, she says. They cannot get those prices for them now. Its really a good time to be a purchaser if you love those regions where the top wines are produced, because the prices will be lower and, with the tight credit market, itsSEE FUTURES, B5 Keeping an eye on the futures BY JIM MCCRACKENnews@floridaweekly.comSought-after new Bordeaux wines might have prices from the pastODELL KING COURTESY PHOTOSNaples Pier and Venetian VillageA benefit for PACE Zontas annual spring luncheon and other important meetings and events around town. B8, 9 & 10 Lets get intimate The bottom line is all about lingerie for Soma senior VP and Naples resident Terri Fisher. B2
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 BUSINESS PROFILE Getting intimate about work with Terri Fisher, senior VP at SomaTwenty years ago, when Terri Fisher was given the news that she was being promoted to intimate apparel, she cried. They were not tears of joy. No, Mrs. Fisher was horrified at the thought of dealing with bras and panties all day, every day. Up to that point, her career in fashion had taken her from menswear to sportswear, each line holding its own fascinating appeal. And while the promotion from buyer to merchandise manager intrigued her, the thought of intimate apparel was disappointing. My mentor at the time said Trust me. This is the right move, she says, adding, It turned out to be my favorite job. Today, as senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Soma Intimates, a division of Chicos, Mrs. Fisher gushes about her work. I absolutely love what I do. Its my passion. And women who discover Soma either online or by stopping in one of the 75 retail stores around the country, in turn, love Mrs. Fisher. Ive had women come out of the dressing room and hug me, she confesses. Why all the love? As Mrs. Fisher points out, Soma is a solution brand. From Vanishing Edge panties to seam-free camis, Soma underpinnings enhance a womans figure so that she can appear her best in her clothes. Women who are forever 39 in their mind are not dumpy or dowdy. They are fabulous, she says. While other clothiers were targeting the teen market, Chicos saw an opening in the missus market and in 2004 opened 10 Soma boutiques offering comfortable, high-quality intimates. Having established a solid reputation in the industry by that time, Mrs. Fisher was called upon just as Chicos was starting its Soma division. It was a combination of an unbelievable opportunity, a concept I believed in, and a line I could build from the ground up, she says. There was no hesitation. She and her soon-to-be husband quickly left New Jersey for the sunny shores of Southwest Florida, a place that was like a second home to them. Even though the two had met and fallen in love in Mrs. Fishers native New Jersey, her husband originally hailed from Fort Myers and the two would make frequent visits to see relatives. Now a Naples resident, she hopes she never has to live in the north again. In addition to enjoying all the area has to offer, including the beach (where she and her husband exchanged vows two years ago) and outdoor activities (shes learning tennis and says shes decent but not good at golf) in her downtime, she loves her professional life, too. Even though her childhood dream of living the glamorous life of a buyer didnt live up to her expectations in reality and the world of intimates didnt excite her at first, shes found fulfillment in helping women to look their very best.As she spoke about her goal to transform Soma into a multibillion-dollar business, she was headed out the next morning to Europe to browse the shops of Paris and London for inspiration, a trip she makes about once a year. She also travels to Asia every year on business. I get to meet the most incredible people from all around the world, she says.Interacting with fascinating people, plus the fact that shes filled with new ideas every day, has certainly made her position at Soma the highlight of her career thus far. As long as you are growing every day and doing something you believe in, then yes, it is the pinnacle, she says. Her fashion career has taken her from the bustling streets of Chicago to the affluent Detroit suburb of Birmingham to her home state of New Jersey, but shes hopeful her personal life will someday land her and her husband in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We go there every year. Its our favorite place in the world. Terri FisherBY ALYSIA SHIVERS ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTO Noreen E. Jutkiewicz Associate Financial Advisor Blue Heron Capital Management 12268 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 303 Naples, FL 34113 239-417-3313 800-345-9547 njutkiewicz@wachovia net.com www.BHCM.wbsec.com 26 Year Naples ResidentIf youve held an annuity for a number of years, it may be time to take another look at your original contract. And we can help. A free no-obligation review of your existing annuity will provide: An overview of insurance company nancial ratings An evaluation of your contracts current value An assessment of your existing features and guarantees* Things change over time. 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I just attended a 2008 futures tasting of the (top wines of the) St. Emilion district, and the quality is better than the 2007 vintage, he says.Mr. Rens also expects prices to be lower this year, but the top chateaux wont release asking prices until June or so. He said the top chateaux are not as concerned about pricing because the negociants (wine traders) in Bordeaux will (have to) buy their allocations or they will lose them for following vintages. If they dont (purchase), they are out of the game for quite some time, he says. However, the dramatic rise in Bordeaux prices in recent years has allowed other wines to develop more robust futures markets, too. Jack Farrell, owner of Haskells The Wine People chain in Naples and the Minneapolis area, says Bordeaux have become so pricey this helps the New World wines, and there is suddenly a new middle-class price structure. Quality wines from Chile, Australia and other wine areas are priced from $20 to $40 per bottle, well below the Bordeaux, he says. We expect a tsunami in the availability of good wines in the market, says Mr. Farrell. This will be good news for the consumer, as many bargains will appear and scarce wines will be more available. There is an awful lot of great wine out there. Theres yet another factor complicating pricing this year: a glut of wine left over from 2006 and 2007. The high-quality 2005 vintage caused prices to spike. The price of the 2006 vintage was somewhat lower, but demand was lackluster because plenty of the 2005 vintage remained. There was still less demand for the 2007 vintage, which was not considered as good as 2006 but was priced well above the 2004 vintage. For example, Chateau Latour 2005 was $9,175 per case, the 2006 was $6,869 per case, and the 2007 was $5,558 per case well above the 2004 price of $2,085 per case. With prices expected to be lower still for the 2008 vintage, wholesalers and negociants who purchased large quantities of the 2007 vintage are likely to slash prices on that inventory to get rid of it. If the new vintage is cheaper and better, they will have a problem, says Mr. Rens. Their customers will skip the expensive 2007 vintage for the cheaper and better wines. Here you have the problem as seen from the wine traders. The prices have to be lower for the 2008s to sell, and then they lose money on the 2007s. So what are the prospects for this years futures? The top chateaux will always sell because there is a limited quantity of these sought-after wines, says Mr. Rens, adding, Its in the mid-price that the bloodletting will take place. Customers buying this year will be those who want a top wine thats in short supply, or who want half bottles or magnums. Potential buyers should take note that, although the futures might rise in price, the prevailing view is that they are likely to decline, making them relatively risky investments for those hoping to make a profit. FUTURESFrom page 1 Wine futures 101>>What: Wine futures are contracts for new wines in the barrel. Also known as en primeur, the wines are priced in tranches, or a series of contracts. The rst tranche is normally the lowest price, and the chateaux raise (or lower) prices over several months based on the reception of the initial offering. >>When: Every March and April wines are tasted in barrels at the major chateaux by an exclusive group of wine journalists and large wholesale buyers. These early reviews, plus factors such as the quantity produced and how much previous inventory exists, help determine prices. >>How to purchase: Select ne wine shops offer futures. Buyers must pay for them when the contract is signed. Delivery takes place about two years later. Buyers must purchase a minimum of one case of wine. >>Why buy wine futures: To ensure receiving a favorite wine. Some are only sold as wine futures or may be extremely hard to nd after release. Also, futures buyers may purchase half bottles and magnums. >>Why do Bordeaux chateaux sell futures: They get paid before bottling and well before the wines are ready to drink. It also saves on warehouse costs once the wines are bottled.For more information >>The Bordeaux Wine Experience offers a free, informative monthly newsletter about all things Bordeaux. Sign up at www.bxwinex.com. >>Decanter.com is a London-based Web site that offers daily updates about wine news from around the world. Sign up at www.decanter.com. JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Jack Farrell, owner of Haskells in Naples, stands amidst the stores top wines.JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Bob Bulifant. Stacole Fine Wines Florida West Coast district manager.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 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 www. BonitaSpringsChamber.com. 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 www.bonitaspringschamber.com. Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday of the month (next meeting March 27) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance at www.leecolliernet.com. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (next meeting April 9) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Point Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance at www.leecolliernet.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next members-only accelerated Networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Island Pub, 600 Neapolitan Way. Cost is $15; register online at www.napleschamber.org/events or call 262-6376. The Zonta Club of Naples holds business luncheon meetings beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (next meeting April 7) at the Hilton Naples. To make a luncheon reservation, call Sally Sitta at 262-1283. Womens Network of Collier County, an organization dedicated to helping women grow their businesses, meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting April 14) at the Collier Athletic Club. Cost is $22 for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations, e-mail Laurie Nicolas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCommunity association board members get in step with Florida law at boot camp First two models openin second building at The Strada at Mercato In Army boot camp, soldiers go through a rigorous training program to get ready for potential battle with the enemy. In the context of the boot camp held recently at the Elks Lodge of Bonita Springs, training was meant to help soldiers do battle with large insurance companies and employ best practices to defuse disputes with association members. Board Member Boot Camp, hosted by the nonprofit Community Advocacy Network and Naples law firm Katzman Garfinkel Rosenbaum, served as basic training for people who volunteer on their condominium and homeowners association boards of directors. More than 100 people from Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers signed up. Drill sergeant for the day was Mike Oliver, a community association attorney with KGR, founders of the Community Advocacy Network. Mr. Oliver was flanked by Donna DiMaggio Berger, the firms managing partner and executive director of CAN, as well as the firms founding partner, Alan Garfinkel. Together they drilled the troops with questions on Florida law as it pertains to proper association governance. The troops learned the dos and donts of negotiating contracts with vendors, handling collection matters, dealing with difficult people and spotting the myths perpetuated by insurance companies. Most people who serve on boards are well-meaning volunteers who want to make their communities better places, said Ms. Berger, who conceived the idea for boot camp. But in order to do their jobs effectively, they need to know the law. What we wanted to do is provide people with a basic understanding of best practices, but in a way thats fun and interactive. The Community Advocacy Network hosts free Board Member Boot Camps for large groups throughout Florida. To schedule a session for your association, or for membership information, call (954) 315-0372 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The living room in Residence 7217 The kitchen in Residence 7217COURTESY PHOTOSTwo new models condominiums are open for visitors by appointment at The Strada, the luxury residential community at The Mercato in North Naples. The first three model residences were unveiled in the first building at The Strada at Mercato in February; the newest models to come on line are in the second building: Residence 7217 features two bedrooms and two baths and has a total of 1,724 square feet of space. A private balcony overlooks a side street at The Mercato. The residence was furnished by Antonacci Design Group Inc. Residence 7304 has two bedrooms and two baths and a total of 1,848 square feet of space. The models spacious balcony overlooks Main Street and the village shops and restaurants at The Mercato. It was furnished by Collins & Dupont Interiors Inc. When complete, The Strada will offer 92 residences on the second through fifth floors of two architecturally distinct buildings overlooking the crescent-shaped Main Street. Ten floor plans are available, with one to three bedrooms in 985 square feet to 2,400 square feet. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 BUSINESS B17 ELITE MORTGAGE CONCEPTS OF SW FLORIDA, INCMortgage loans with the highest level of service.Purchase and refinance transactions 10 years lending experience in Naples Lynn Rainey Licensed Mortgage Broker email@example.com Mary H. Raymond(239) 269-6105 cell(800) 448-3411 of ce LECIEL VENETIAN TOWERViews of Bay, City & Gulf.............................$2,200,000ALVAOn the Caloosahatchee River, 4+Den...............................................................$855,000FOREST GLENCoach home with lake/golf course view...................................$299,500VERONA WALK 2+Den villa w/2 car gar & lake view.......................................$210,000COUNTRYSIDEFirst oor 2/2 with southern exposure......................................$199,500BERKSHIRE LAKES $110,000GULFCOAST INN Several units for personal or investment use.....................$100,000 The last six months at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club have included the release of a new beachfront neighborhood resulting in the sale of six estate homes, the addition of a new custom home builder in the preferred builder program, the opening of new furnished models and the introduction of several new floor plans. Costa Amalfi, a waterfront neighborhood of 16 single-family homesites beginning at $300,000, was announced in late October 2008 and eight sites have been reserved. Six estate and grand estate homes have been sold at Miromar Lakes in the past four months at prices from $1,275,000 to $3,700,000. The largest of these homes is under construction and will encompass Miromar Lakes reports strong sales The Miralago at Miromar Lakes. more than 8,000 total square feet. Miromar Lakes has welcomed Michelangelo Homes to its roster of preferred luxury homebuilders. There are 18 furnished models to tour at Miromar Lakes. The community has more than acres of contiguous freshwater lakes, three miles of private beach and golf. For more information, call 425-2340 or visit www.MiromarLakes.com. PEACE OF MIND From a builder you can trust. Lower Prices, Lower Interest Rates.DIRECTIONS TO COMMUNITY:From I-75 exit on Immokalee Road east-bound approx. 9 miles. Turn right at the light at Randall Blvd. ( rst light after Wilson Blvd.) continue east to the entrance of Valencia Golf and Country Club. Follow the signs to the sales o ce. *Broker Participation Welcome. Prices/speci cations, incentives and availability subject to change without notice. Loan through USDA program with 0% down payment; seller will contribute to lender allowable closing and prepaid amounts; 6.75% Interest Rate; 6.916% APR and 360 month xed term. Other payments are based on speci c prices for speci c units within the community and are not available on all units. Payment amount is for principal, interest, taxes, and homeowners insurance. Interest rates may vary. Customer must qualify and all terms are subject to change. DHI Mortgage Ltd. Fl. Correspondent Mortgage Lender License CLB0700623. Please see your New Home Consultant for details. (c) 2008 D.R. Horton, Inc. All rights reserved. DHI Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender. drhorton.com (239) 354-0243Ahead in Design. Above in Craftmanship. Alone in Value. Thats D.R. Horton HORTON HOT DEALS 1,827 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage$222,990 $201,096 ASHMORE1,827 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage$222,990 $292,6453,072 A/C sq. ft., 2 story, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, loft, 2 car garage ELEVATION AARTISTS CONCEPT SUMMERSET1,827 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage$222,990 $319,4592,423 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, den, 2 car garage, estate sized lot Lot 79/1A Lot 86/2 Lot 175/2 CASSIANO1,827 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage$222,990 TORINO$453,735Lot 57/1A4,377 A/C sq. ft., 2 story, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, bonus room, 3 car garage, estate sized lotFind your new D.R. Horton home today! SOLD1,382 A/C sq. ft., 1 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage Ask about the $8,000 tax creditArtist rendering You have options. Certi ed Distressed Property Expert One of 221 in FloridaLori Young, Realtor and CDPE firstname.lastname@example.org www.NaplesAgentOnline.com 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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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! $474,000 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 VIRTUAL TOUR 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 $$$ IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES Other Fine Locations 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 LOCATION 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! Consider this as a seasonal investment. $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 GREAT BUY NEW LISTING EMERALD WOODS NEW LISTING GREAT VALUE 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 VIRTUAL TOUR WOW ISLAND WALK VILLAGE WALK Rarely available Windsor Model! This stately home boasts 4 BDs, 3 BA along with a 16x32 custom Roman pool with a lakeview. Custom paint, lots of tile and new pool cage that exceeds specs. $579,900 NEW LISTINGRARELY AVAILABLE! 3 CAR GARAGE HOME offers over 3,200 square feet of living space! The 4 Br, 4 BA stately Manor offers endless decorating and entertaining possibilities featuring gracious living space, PRIVATE POOL with new screen enclosure! $555,000 Be In the Know. In the Now. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Mail to: Florida Weekly Circulation Department 4300 Ford Street, Suite 106 Fort Myers, FL 33916Seasonal Residents: Please provide your alternate address along with the dates you reside there. 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OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. PRICES, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME.*INCENTIVE PROGRAMS ARE LIMITED. DEVELOPER MAY AMEND OR CANCEL AT ANYTIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. OF FER IS VALID ON ELIGIBLE TRANSACTIONS. 26951 Country Club Drive in Bonita Springs800.311.3622BonitaBayHighRises.com UNPARALLELED QUALITY REMARKABLE AMENITIES CHOICE DESIGN Priced from the $600sESPERIA 904 ESPERIA 1704FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES FOUR WATERFRONT PARKS FULL-SERVICE MARINA WORLD-CLASS TENNIS COMPLEX STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER ESPERIA 301 DEVELOPER, MARINA AND GOLF MEMBERSHIP INCENTIVES NOW AVAILABLE*
Were Celebrating a Sensational Season at Lely Resort! Over the past 15 months,weve sold an incredible 250 homes,and thats because homebuyers know the value of Lely Resort and its unparalleled resort lifestyle.At Lely,you get so much more than just a homethere are three championship golf courses, world-class tennis and the spectacular Players Club & Spa.Youll also find fabulous dining,fitness,resort-style pool,spa facilities and so much more.With very special pricing on a very limited number of residences in some of our most desirable neighborhoods, now is your chance to own a piece of paradise at Lely Resort,Collier Countys Community of the Year for 2008. 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. Was $383,389NOW$199,990 Was $579,195NOW$479,990 Was $595,000NOW$360,000 Was $414,465NOW$374,990 Was $882,290NOW$759,990 Homes pictured are similar but not exact representations..Was $426,635NOW$364,990 Was $1,053,480NOW$884,990 MORE SENSATIONAL BUYS AVAILABLE! COME VISIT TODAY! Visit our Sales Center today.8020 Grand Lely Drive,Naples,Florida 34113(239) 793-2100 www.lely-resort.comLely Resort Realty,LLC,Exclusive Sales Agent,Licensed Real Estate Broker LegacyPinehurst #1102 Lovely Coach Home with fantastic views! This two-bedroom,two-bath Pinehurst is a great value, with savings of $235,000 and comes complete with den,island-style kitchen,and two-car garage. Beautifully designed floorplan offers 2,806 total square feet with 2,160 under air.MoorgateArvanita #29 Quality of design and a great price make this home especially appealing.Stunning home design offers three bedrooms,two baths,dining room,screened covered lanai with pool and spa and a two-car garage. Other features include granite countertops,stainless steel appliances and a spectacular lake view with a southern exposure.AvonleaPinehurst #32 Brand new and ready-to-move-in,the Pinehurst features over 5,000 total square feet,and 2,889 square feet under air.Beautifully furnished by Pizzazz Interiors,this magnificent luxury courtyard-style home features three bedrooms,a cabana guest suite,three-and-a-half baths,a three-car garage,and a beautiful screened covered lanai and pool.OlCarmel #12002 This delightful Casita is offered at nearly half off its original price! Gorgeous two-story,two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Casita has 1,531 square feet of luxury living space,with formal living and dining rooms,plus an attached two-car garage.Included in your purchase is the enjoyment of the 20,000-square-foot Village Center at Ol,which features an array of exciting lifestyle amenities.CaldecottSan Remo II #12 Live in this exclusive neighborhood of just 63 luxury single-family homes.This ready-to-move-into San Remo II has over $80,000 in options and upgrades,all included at a terrific reduced price. Very spacious two-bedroom,two-bath great room-style home also has a study,pool and spa. Floorplan features a total of 2,529 square feet,and 1,809 under air.CottesmoreRavenna #50 Brand new Ravenna model at a discounted price! Save nearly $100,000 on this elegant two-bedroom,two-bath single-family home with study,plus family room,pool and spa and a two-car garage. Plenty of attractive upgrades,including upgraded cabinets and tile,granite countertops and an open kitchen. Gorgeous floorplan offers 2,984 total square feet with 2,225 under air.Covington PlacePonte Vedra #108 Professionally decorated by Lifestyle Interiors and offered completely furnished,this Ponte Vedra model home includes over $350,000 in options,upgrades and furniture.The four-bedroom,four-and-a-half-bath home includes a family room,living room,dining room,study and pool. This spectacular floorplan includes 4,853 total square feet and 3,490 square feet under air.
Models Open DailyNothing Closer to the Perfect Naples Life. Close to Town. Close to Ideal. Close to Perfect. Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves dene a way of life to be found nowhere else. If your standard is only the best, you truly belong here. Platinum Clubs of America Top 100 Award Winner 54 holes of championship golf 2 magnicent clubhouses 5,500 square feet of tness facilities Estate homesites from the $900s. Villas from $1,595,000. Magnicent estate homes from $2.9 million.Estuary at Grey Oaks is offered by Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS, a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Golden Gate Parkway, just West of Airport-Pulling Road On-site Sales Center Hours Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 11-5 239.261.3148 www.visitestuary.com Goodlette Frank Road Airport-Pulling RoadGolden Gate Parkway Radio RoadGatehouse Gatehouse Granada VI by London Bay Homes Cascada by The Lutgert Companies Granada VI by London Bay Homes Magnolia II by The Lutgert Companies Calascio by Harwick Homes Cascada by The Lutgert Companies
We Stopped Watching the News AND STARTED LIVING AGAIN. Private Beach Club Audubon SignatureChampionship Dye Golf Club Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities Featuring Cybex Equipment Formal & Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community Adjacent to Upscale Coconut Point Easy Access to Southwest Florida International Airport Newly Priced from the $400s No Negotiating NecessaryABSOLUTELY. POSITIVELY. WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST BEACH & GOLF VALUE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Sales Oce located on US 41, across from Coconut Point. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY H AS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ESTERO BAY
Gene Foster (239) 253-8002 Bridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 239-594-2209Email: email@example.com www.gulfngolfnaples.com www.wigginspass.com www.FosterTeam.com Beautiful Waterfront! New classic interior decor, marble rs., 2677SF, 3B/3Ba $1,149,000 425 Dockside Dr. #602 3096SF, 3Br./3.5Ba., Amazing views, Large lanais. $1,699,000 425 Dockside Dr. #605 3Br/3Ba, 2428SF, Views of Gulf/ River/ Bay $1,295,000 425 Dockside Dr. #703 2428SF, 3Br/3Ba., Furnished, Gulf/ Naples Nightscape Views. $1,265,000 425 Dockside Dr. #903 3050SF, Stunning end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanais, Views! $1,329,000 425 Dockside Dr. #501 Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $1,475,000 425 Dockside Dr. #906 3096SF, Bamboo rs, Poggenphol kitchen, Best Views in Naples! $2,175,000 Tile throughout, Granite, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba, Water views. $795,000 435 Dockside Dr. #202 WOW 3+Den/ 3.5 Ba. completely refurbished 2872 end unit. Best BUY under $1M. $999,500 435 Dockside Dr. #201 2677 SF, Gulf/Wiggins Pass Views, 3Br./3Ba. $1,249,000 435 Dockside Dr. #702 425 Dockside Dr. #1005 2677SF, 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, Spectacular Views $1,329,000 One of a kind end unit all water views 3+den 3.5 baths. 10ft. ceilings $1,375,000 445 Dockside Dr. #1004 Great Gulf views, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba., 2 lanais front & back. $1,299,000 445 Dockside Dr. #402 Views of Gulf/Bay/Beaches, 2677SF, 3Br/3Ba $1,379,000 435 Dockside Dr. #703 FURNISHED! New:carpet/dining rm.furn./T.V. w/blue ray surround syst. 2862SF $1,149,000 435 Dockside Dr. #304 445 Dockside Dr. #1002 West Bay Club: 22129 Natures Cove Ct. Large Villa plan 3+den & bonus room! Oversized pool-extended lanai private Golf course views. Tile throughout! Like NEW! $785,500 Wiggins Bay, Princeton Place: W-41,gated, beach shuttle, Tarpon Cove Yacht & Racquet Club Mem.included, 2/2, refurbished, views. $299,400 Imperial Golf Estates: 2205 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 3289SF, 4+Den/3.5Ba, granite, stainless kitchen, lg.lanai w/pool Kris Savoie: 239-253-9957 $799,900 Livingston Woods: 6520 Daniels Rd. 10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, West of 75 $3,900,000 Imperial Shores: 4882 Regal Dr. 154 Ft Waterfront Dock, Gulf access, Refurbished home! $1,475,000 Old Naples Seaport: 1001 10th Ave. S. Boat Slip #11 LOA of 125/24, Close to 5th Ave. $1,395,000 Bonita Bay 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd.#603 Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace $999,000 Marina Bay Club: 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #606 REFURBISHED, 2/2, Bright end unit, Gulf/River/Wiggins Pass Views $679,000 Imperial Golf Estates: 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Completely renovated w/ designer upgrades, golf course view, 2984SF, Kris Savoie: 253-9957 $688,350 Charleston Square: 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd.#309 Grand Waterfront Unit, Slip w/20K lb. lift, steps to Gulf/Beach 3/3.5 $1,489,000 Pelican Marsh 1895 Les Chateaux Blvd. #202 2515SF, 3Br./2.5Ba., overlooking lake & 18th fairway. $649,000 Bay Forest, Bermuda Bay: 15465 Cedarwood Ln. #303 REFURBISHED, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top r Owner n.avail. $254,900 Mediterra, Villalago: 18132 Lagos Way 3000SF, 3+Den/3.5Ba. Lg. pie shaped Lk. lot! $1,195,000 Gulf Harbor: 1285 Belair Ct. Home completely refurbished, 3+Den/2, guest apt.,quick Gulf access slip/lift $795,000 U Pbtn Nftr Bbnf St Prf Ir Ot S. T On Nftr WfnbnPrf Ir Yfn Cr bfn rt ffrfr , Vast wrap around Gulf views, wood rs,3+Den/3.5ba.$1,399,000 445 Dockside Dr. #904W-21: $209,500 W-31:$199,500 N-79: $229,500 N-73:$145,000 N-25:$249,900 N-36: $249,900 W-10: $125,000
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM #D-204 Brand new 3BR/3.5BA overlooking marina. Granite kitchen, private elevator, marble bath. $1,445,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES tLuxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-211 Distinct 3BR with A/C 2-car garage, 97-slip marina with charter boat services. $1,845,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3BR/3.5BA. Private elevator 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/T ade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3BR/3.5BA waterfront home. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3BRs/3.5BAs, marble entry, wood oors, 10 ceilings. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-209 Custom villa. W ood ooring, chiseled marble, replace, 3BRs plus den. $2,350,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-201 Custom-painted 3BR plus den, 3.5BA spacious oor plan. Marble and wood oors. $2,750,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#5404 Comfortable living is enjoyed in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, furnished tastefully. $674,500 | Jan Martindale | 869-0360 #2304 V ery stylish and well-maintained 2 bedroom. Offered furnished. $499,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #2202 T wo bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $435,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. T en-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $525,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. Turnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 #4401 Sophisticated residence with granite, stainless appliances, and wood oors. $395,000 | Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THECOTTAGESBrand new! Enjoy all the amenities of the only 4-star resort in Old Naples, 15,000 SF clubhouse, tness center, resort-style pool and more. Weekly rental policy. Minutes to the beach.#D-205 Professionally decorated and furnished two bedroom, two bath residence. $699,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 #I-102 T astefully turnkey furnished rst oor cottage home. $650,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 #E-205 New construction! T urnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with over 1,400 SF $557,900 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 #J-104 Fully furnished with the developer luxury hotel-style rental package. $469,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 #E-203 A rare opportunity to own this 3 bedroom furnished residence. $890,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 AQUALANE SHORES tContemporary gourmet kitchen with center island. Bamboo oors, vaulted ceilings, replace, tiled pool. $3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894AQUALANE SHORES tLot offers 265 of water frontage, 100 on Naples Bay and 155 deep into Egret Channel. Boathouse and cut-in boat slip. $4,550,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, six bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. $5,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741AQUALANE SHORES t2163 21st Court South Views of Naples Bay. No bridges to Gulf. Five bedrooms, den and media room. Pool, 3-car garage, 2 boat lifts. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 WINDSTAR tArchitectural gem with 4 bedrooms plus den. Balconies and terraces off several rooms, 70 boat dock and Gulf access in minutes. $2,995,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091OLD NAPLES t525 13th Avenue South Under construction home, 4200+ SF of living area, 4 bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath. Blocks to beach. Five-car garage, heated pool/spa. $3,195,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231AQUALANE SHORES tCypress walls, 3 bedrooms, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water. $3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded/remodeled in 1995 with three bedrooms plus ofce. Pool/spa and summer kitchen. 660 SF boat house. $3,366,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool. $1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741ROYAL HARBOR tBermuda-style 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath home. Coral stone replace, hazelnut wood oors, and elevator. Heated pool. $2,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231ROYAL HARBOR t2220 Snook Drive Brand new! Open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, four bedrooms plus den, a 2-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $2,695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AQUALANE SHORES tWell-located and updated 3 bedroom cottage 3 blocks to the beach. Deep lot (165). Large pool deck. Furnished. $1,725,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529OLD NAPLES CHATHAM PLACE t#9 Sophisticated, spacious and elegant, 3-story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Yard, splash pool, marble and granite. $1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES tStructure in National Register Historic District. Twostory cottage; heart pine oors, and guest house. $1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES 625 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM t#PH-301 Rarely available penthouse. Wood and marble ooring, marble baths, volume ceilings. Building with 24-hour security. $1,839,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES tNew waterfront home with direct Naples Bay and Gulf access. Three bedrooms plus den, pool/spa, 3-car garage, 58 dock. NOW $1,650,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 REDUCED ROYAL HARBOR tOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances. $1,699,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THEHOTEL t#244 Turnkey furnished, two bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. $895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES VILLA t1070 5th Street South Over 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach. $1,099,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-42312020 8th Street SouthApproximately 167 of waterfront! 58x195x167x136 site with cut-in boat slip. Direct Gulf access. Older home on property. $2,895,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231AQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished. $799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approximately 80 dock, covered slip and boat house. $2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Single Family Homes 135 5th Avenue SouthRoomy, nicely updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with writers retreat. Pool/spa area, and replace. Open air balcony. $1,975,000 | Karen Coney Coplin/Lodge McKee | 261-1235599 3rd Street NorthPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house. $1,800,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329441Central AvenueTropical gardens, Koi pond and Balinese orchid house grace the grounds. Fourth bedroom has outside access. $1,750,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-56781355 4th Street SouthFlorida cottage offers 3 bedrooms plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach. $1,650,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231RIDGE LAKE 656 5th Avenue NorthSouthern exposure lot (90 X 150). Blocks to beach. Building envelope would allow for most style or size home. $599,999 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/Villas CATELENA ON 3RD 319 7th Avenue SouthTreetop views. Tropical grounds surround pool/spa. Large Florida Room, three bedroom plus den residence. $1,585,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304LAS DUNAS 212 4th Street SouthThree blocks to beach. Townhome with 4 bedrooms, study,3 baths, gourmet kitchen, private courtyard with pool. $1,550,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474COLONNADE ON 5TH 631 6th Avenue SouthSpacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575BAYPORT VILLAGE 875 9th Avenue South #PH-301Penthouse with 3 bedrooms plus den and poolside cabana. Granite, marble, wood oors, private elevator. Pet friendly. $899,000 | Tom McCarthy/Isabelle Edwards | 434-2424NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #314This tropical luxury resort is nestled in a waterfront setting on Naples Bay. Southern exposure with marina view. $799,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123FIFTH AVENUE BEACHCLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed. $459,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231NAPLES LARCHMONT 311 6th Street SouthTastefully decorated and renovated, this 2 bedroom hideaway has new tile, appliances, granite kitchen counters. $249,900 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 Lots/Boat Slips 205 South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Ave. S and 3rd St. S. $2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089481 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. One block to Gulf. Plans for a four bedroom Stofft Cooney design available. $2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529663 11th Avenue SouthBeautiful homesite close to marina, restaurants and shops. Two alleyways for a exible homesite, survey available. $999,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091751 11th Avenue SouthAmazing centrally located residential lot in the heart of Old Naples. Lot size 67x 150 with alley access! $875,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520SEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60-foot nger prier. Walk to downtown. $425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654 Single Family Homes 2085 Snook DriveNewer home, long water view with dock and boat lift. Large pool/spa. Big covered lanai with wet bar and grill. $1,495,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 Lots 1571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard. $699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FOUR WINDS 1200 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C. $419,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock. $399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654SANDPIPER WEST 1625 Chesapeake Avenue #204Western facing lanai overlooking pool and boat dock. Two bedroom waterfront condominium with views of waterway. $225,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466MARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright and light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den with double garage and lanai. $409,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 WINDSTAR ROYALHARBOR ROYALHARBOR AREA OLD NAPLES AQUALANE SHORES OLD NAPLES1244CobiaCourtOne of the best waterway locations in Royal Harbor. Very quiet. Very livable three bedroom. Pool. Dock, on 67 seawall. $895,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899GOLDEN SHORES VARESE 1601 Curlew Avenue #1601Custom, like new 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal. $929,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949SHADOWMOSS 350 3rd Avenue SouthThis 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler. $1,275,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424NAPLES BAY RESORT 1480 5th Avenue South BS #B-43What a value for a 40 dock! Marina with hotel and shops, Yacht Club, and Private Club with spa. No bridges to the Gulf. $295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VILLAGE GREEN HERONCLUB 462 Broad Avenue SouthSouthern exposure! New carpet, kitchen tile and appliances. Electric storm shutters. Close to pool and 3rd Street S. $245,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 436 Broad Avenue South #H-436Total renovation and furnished like a model! This 2 bedroom boasts crown moulding, new appliances and granite counters. $315,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444VILLAGE GREEN HERONCLUB 482 Broad Avenue SouthSouthern exposure, Brazilian hardwood oors. Guest suite is completely private. Cozy beach convenient condominium. $269,900 | Rod Mease | 659-0099VILLAGE GREEN JASMINE CLUB 670 Broad Avenue South #J-670Masterfully redone 2 bedroom, 2 bath! Enlarged kitchen, quartz stone countertops, transformed baths; 55+ building. $389,000 | Bette Helms | 250-6455 Condominiums/Villas OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA t458 11th Avenue South Newly renovated. A private elevator, master retreat with replace, sitting room with balcony, media room, and more. $2,395,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 181 15th Avenue SouthA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is. $1,650,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OPEN SUN.1-4 1303 CobiaCourtDirect access, 142 seawall, concrete tile roof, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Large dock accommodates large vessel; two boat lifts. $1,395,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 OPEN 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 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PAR LA VILLE tMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches. $3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-074114THAVENUE SOUTH tExquisite 2-story, 4 bedroom with an den/ofce boasts 4,110 SF A/C. Quality craftsmanship throughout. Summer kitchen. $3,695,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894GULF SHORE BLVD. SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 LAKEVIEWTERRACE t626 West Lake Drive Custom 5 bedroom plus den home. Volume ceilings, maple oors, granite and stone oors, private pool and summer kitchen. NOW $2,900,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 REDUCED GARDENTERRACE tSoon-to-begin new construction on a tree-lined street just steps from the beach. Each villa has a private pool and spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741SOUTHLAKE DRIVE tSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering. $3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-011915THAVENUE SOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! Four bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace and pool/spa. $3,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 CENTRALAVENUE tTotally renovated. French limestone oors, kitchen and bathrooms feature marble and onyx tops. Security system and pool. $2,695,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678623 14TH AVENUE SOUTH tQuality built 4 bedroom plus den. Covered outdoor living area/replace, hardwood oors and gourmet kitchen. NOW $2,799,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329 RIDGELAKE tCustom-built home with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool. $1,999,990 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAS ESCALANTE t#C-6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420RIDGELAKE tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, 3 bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 1STAVENUE NORTH tCharming Old Florida-style residence features three bedrooms plus den with sunny screened lanai with heated tropical pool. $1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-08947TH STREET SOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak oors, 3 bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089414THAVENUE SOUTH tCharming cottage-style home has undergone additions and renovations in the s. Many one-of-a-kind features. $1,880,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235CHATHAM PLACE t#5 This 4,000+ total SF, 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath offers luxury living on 3 levels. Three blocks to the beach. $1,984,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PETTITSQUARE t292 14th Avenue South #F The only 3 bedroom! Extremely private with 2 western balconies overlooking a lush garden. Approximately 1,640 total SF. $889,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091780FIFTH AVENUESOUTH CONDOMINIUM t#307 This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished. $975,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161CATELENA tLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed. $1,390,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423113THAVENUE SOUTH tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,528,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Single Family Homes RIDGE LAKE 590 Palm Circle WestQuaint cottage with guest house; lakefront setting. Coral ooring, replace, walls of glass, fabulous lake views. $1,975,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091RIDGE LAKE 659 Palm Circle EastFabulous lake view! Remodeled 3 bedroom! New kitchen, baths, windows and roof. Two-car garage. Blocks to the beach. $1,649,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/Villas 364 2nd Avenue SouthSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen. $2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741VILLAS RAVELLO 842 9th Avenue South #105Private tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, two bedrooms plus den. Walk to 5th Ave. $795,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513NAPLESBAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #342Top oor 2 bedroom villa suite with southern exposure. Private corner porch with marina view. Turnkey furnished. $785,000 | Michelle Thomas/Cathy Owen | 642-2222TIFFANY COURT 1071 8th StreetSouth #202Second oor, 3 bedroom to include new carpet, crown mouldings and baseboards. Bathrooms updated with tile and marble. $699,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513SUNTIDEONTENTH 653 10th Avenue SouthLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor. $675,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894WHARFSIDE 830 River Point Drive #4Updated townhouse directly on Naples Bay with 30 dock. New granite counters, stainless appliances, and fresh paint. $499,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663THE PIERRE CLUB 1222 GordonDrive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy. $499,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd StreetSouth #204Beautifully renovated, turnkey furnished 2 bedroom. New appliances, tile, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry! Walk to beach. $420,000 | Mary Yon | 572-3274TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd StreetSouth #102Updated getaway, 2 bedroom, 2 bath only 2.5 blocks to beach, steps to 3rd St. shops and dinning; blocks to 5th Ave. $415,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231NEAPOLITAN CLUB 900 8th Avenue South #301This 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is within walking distance to everything. Furnished and move-in ready. $375,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Lots 115 5th Avenue SouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation. $2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-6342658 3rd Avenue SouthVacant and ready to develop up to 6 residential condominiums in Old Naples. West of 41 and 5 blocks from the beach. $2,950,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301690 13th Avenue SouthBuild new on corner homesite with southern exposure. Close to Naples Yacht Club, access to Bay and Gulf-no bridges. $1,195,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 Condominiums/Villas Condominiums/VillasLUXURY BEACHFRONT LIVING 693 14TH AVENUE SOUTH tViews of Crayton Cove and Bay! New Caribbean architecture, 4 bedrooms, den, pool/spa, summer kitchen and 3-car garage. $2,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OPEN SUN. 1-4 SANDY CAY t 305 3RD STREET SOUTHClose to the beach and 5th Avenue South. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths with private elevator, replace and built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 OPEN SUN. 1-4 616 GULF SHORE BLVD. NORTH tOver acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing three bedroom cottage surrounded by landscaping. $2,395,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584 OPEN SUN. 1-4 1355 GORDON DRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,650,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 REDUCED OPEN SUN. 1-4 RIDGE LAKE 583 6th Avenue NorthBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond. $2,250,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE ENCLAVE t#20 An architectural delight boasting over 6,200 SF. Third and 4th bedrooms were combined to make a true guest suite! $4,999,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 BAY COLONY REMINGTON t#704 This rare 3 bedroom, 3 bath beachfront residence features over 3,000 SF of living area. Ritz Carlton privileges. $3,975,000 Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494 VANDERBILTBEACH 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 | 273-7731 MARCO ISLAND CAPE MARCO BELIZE t#PH-2102 This penthouse has stunning views with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, library and over 4,765 SF. Decorator nished. A Christies Great Estates Property.$3,495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 BAY COLONY CARLYSLE t#1501 Views across Gulf and Bay from the spacious balconies of this southwest corner 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bedroom residence. $3,295,000 | Dorcas Briscoe | 594-9494 PARK SHORE PARK PLAZA t#603 Opportunity knocks! Beach house feel. Fresh renovation, sea glass colors, gourmet kitchen, huge living room. $2,350,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412 MOORINGS THE WALDORF t#1D A beachfront building with spectacular views of the Gulf. Three bedroom, 3-bath corner residence with many upgrades. $1,899,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MARCO ISLAND CAPE MARCO COZUMEL t#1906 Absolutely stunning beachfront residence. Spacious 3 bedroom beautifully furnished. Marble ooring and crown mouldings. $1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 35 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 33 36 37 38 39 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 34 32 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 VILLAGE WALK & ISLAND WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle From the mid $200,000 Illustrated Properties Call 239-596-2520 Mon. Fri. 10 4 and Sat. Sun. 10 4>$300,0002 VILLAGE WALK & ISLAND WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle From the mid $300,000 Illustrated Properties Call 239-596-2520 Mon. Fri. 10 4 and Sat. Sun. 10 4>$400,0003 VILLAGE WALK & ISLAND WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle From the low $400,000 Illustrated Properties Call 239-596-2520 Mon. Fri. 10 4 and Sat. Sun. 10 4 4 LEMURIA 7168 Lemuria Circle #1701 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10 4 and Sat. Sun. 10 4>$500,0005 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 6 VILLAGE WALK & ISLAND WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle From the mid $500,000 Illustrated Properties Call 239596-2520>$600,000 7 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from the $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 8 PELICAN BAY BREAKWATER 749 Bentwater Circle #203 $679,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 9 MARINA BAY CLUB 13105 Vanderbilt Drive #606 $679,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-594-2209>$700,000 10 PELICAN ISLE CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Drive $795,000-$2,175,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-594-2209 11 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1402 $799,000 Premier Properties Polly Himmel 290-3910 12 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2205 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $799,900 Amerivest Realty Kris Savoie 239-253-9957>$800,000 13 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $800s. Premier Properties Call 800-3113622 14 MEDITERRA VILLALAGO 18081 Lagos Way $869,000 Premier Properties Judy Stead 273-3438 15 OLD NAPLES PETTIT SQUARE 292 14th Avenue South #F $889,000 Premier Properties Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson 450-9091 16 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I 10951 Gulfshore Drive #102 $899,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562 17 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Realtors Margaret Hutchison 9272-7000 >$1,000,00018 PINE RIDGE 627 West Street $1,088,777 Premier Properties Dina L. Moon 370-1252 19 COQUINA SANDS CHARLESTON SQUARE 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #208 $1,095,000 Premier Properties Carolyn Weinand 269-5678 20 MEDITERRA/VILLALAGO 18132 Lagos Way $1,195,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-594-2209 21 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1004 $1,199,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 22 BONITA BAY CREEKSIDE 3371 Oak Hammock Court $1,350,000 Premier Properties Chris Mier/Billie Jans 948-4000 23 ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,395,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 250-4140 24 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,565,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 25 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 26 PELICAN BAY CARLTON PLACE 358 Carlton Place $1,695,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 269-2203 REDUCED 27 PARK SHORE 575 Whispering Pine Lane $1,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 28 MOORINGS 649 Bowline Drive $1,997,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 >$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 FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA 8584 Majorca Lane $2,450,000 Premier Properties Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade 784-0491 31 MEDITERRA AMARONE 29011 Amarone Court $2,650,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266 32 OLD NAPLES 693 14th Avenue South $2,795,000 Premier Properties Bernie Garabed 571-2466 33 PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,800,000 furnished Premier Properties Call 239-261-6200 34 BONITA BAY SPRING RIDGE 26080 Mandevilla Drive $2,999,000 Premier Properties Connie Lummis 289-3543 >$3,000,00035 OLD NAPLES 525 13th Avenue South $3,195,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 36 BAREFOOT BEACH 105 St. Eustacius Lane $3,895,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. call agent for acces 37 PORT ROYAL 3040 Fort Charles Drive $3,900,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 403-4529>$4,000,000 38 MARCO ISLAND KEY MARCO 1072 Blue Hill Creek Drive $4,695,000 Premier Properties Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade 7840491 >$5,000,00039 AQUALANE SHORES 2163 21st Court South $5,500,000 Premier Properties Vincent Bandelier 450-5976
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM MARCO ISLAND & SURROUNDS SEA DUNE LANE tSpacious beachfront estate built in 2003 with 4 bedrooms, 4 full & 3 half-baths and 9,200 SF. Exceptional views of Gulf. $10,800,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SHORES COURT tBreathtaking panorama, 691 of direct access-protected water frontage, 6 bedroom suites, boat lifts. Furnished. $9,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBAS COURT tSlocum-Christian, waterfront home with 243 ft. of direct access water frontage. Great docking facility. Furnished. $9,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 ROYAL MARCO WAY tExquisitely furnished. Rare beachfront home, 6 bedrooms, 8,894 SF under air. A Christies Great Estates Property. $9,400,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SEA DUNE LANE tCustom-built modern architectural masterpiece with 152 on pristine beach. Luxury appointments abound. FURNISHED. $5,700,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SEABREEZE DRIVE tSpacious 3 bedroom beachfront home with pool/spa. Multi-level balconies, oor-toceiling windows and plantation shutters. $4,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 KEYMARCO t1072 Blue Hill Creek Drive Finest in luxury living! Exquisite nishes, 3 guest suites, private master. Gulf access. A Christies Great Estates Property. NOW $4,695,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 REDUCED OPEN SUN.1-4 INLET DRIVE tViews of Gulf and sunsets. Pocket sliders to lanai with pool/spa; 3 bedrooms, 3-car garage, and 30x50 built-in boat slip. $3,975,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 TIGERTAIL COURT tNewly constructed custom built home! Over 200 of direct access water frontage! Walk to Tigertail Beach. $3,375,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CASAMBAS COURT tGulf and Caxambas Pass views. Spacious 4 bedroom with 3,600 SF of living area. Offered at lot value. Dock included. $3,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CONOVER COURT tIncredible quality and attention to detail in this estate home. Pool. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,999,000 Laura Adams/Chris Adams | 404-4766 ROYALMARCO POINT t#526 Beautifully upgraded front residence with panoramic views of beach/Gulf. Shows like a model! Decorator Furnished. $1,880,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 NEW LISTING WINTERBERRY DRIVE tNew model home. Tray ceilings, stone ooring, innity-edge pool, direct access. To be completed late Fall $1,680,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 ADIRONDACK COURT tTuscany style 2-story furnished home. Peruvian marble and stone, walnut ooring, glass tiled pool, spa, waterfall. $1,599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 GUMBOLIMBO LANE tBuilt in 2004, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, elevator, huge cedar walk-in closet and wood ooring. Pool/spa, outdoor kitchen/grill. $1,399,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548HIDEAWAY BEACH THEHABITAT 816 Hideaway Cir. E. #232Top oor 3 bedroom PH with Southern exposure and golf views. Spacious lanai and covered parking. Furnished.$649,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133ISLESOFCAPRI 27 West Pelican StreetNew Mediterranean masterpiece situated on a waterfront lot. Spacious 3story, 4 bedroom plus den pool home with elevator.$1,950,000 | Chris Sullivan/ Kathie/Geoff Fahringer | 404-55481859InletDriveViews of Gulf & sunsets. Pocket sliders to lanai with pool/spa; 3 bedrooms, 3-car garage, 30x50 built-in boat slip. $3,975,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133686SolanaCourtMajestic custom built home! Spectacular panoramic views of Smokehouse Bay. Featuring 5 bedroom suites plus study. $3,695,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-95451051BarfieldDriveSouthViews of Caxambas Pass! Four bedroom pool home. 80 dock & 16,000 lb. lift. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133871CopelandDriveWestBig view, tip lot location with 242 feet of direct access water frontage. Very spacious, 5 bedroom, livable home.$3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133999CaxambasDriveOne of the best tip locations with 197 of direct access water frontage. Wide water views of the 10,000 Islands.$2,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331559CaxambasCourtSouthern exposure grand estate home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Completely remodeled in 2006. Turnkey furnished.$2,999,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 OPEN SUN. 1-4949SanMarcoRoadCustom-built home with in walking distance to Residents Beach. Six bedrooms, dock/lift and spacious lanai. Views of the bay.$2,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331190 MimosaCourtReduced $1,000,000. New house warranty; 100% generator power, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths 3-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,550,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331631CollingswoodAvenueOn Roberts Bay in Estate Area, this home offers panoramic views and direct Gulf access. Livable home or build new.$2,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133580HammockCourtBeautiful key lot home built by Slocum and Christian. Southwest exposure with 167 ft. of waterfront and Bay views.$2,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH 616 WatersideDriveViews of Gulf, skyline and beach. Custom 3-story Eastwood-built home with 3,000+ SF, elevator & rooftop sundeck.$1,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133660CenturyCourtIncredible tip lot home with views of Smokehouse Bay; 169of water frontage with 15,000 lb. boat lift & dock.$1,760,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133461GrayCourtGreat 4 bedroom, 4 full & 2 half bath. Pool, water views, 3-car garage, 12,000 lb. lift. Furnished.$1,699,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548788HullCourtKey lot with 55 of water footage, unobstructed views of Smokehouse Bay. Charming 3 bedroom. Rental potential.$1,599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548160SnowberryCourtDecorator furnished home with 3 bedrooms plus den. Eat-in kitchen with granite counters, 20 tiled oors. Pool/spa.$1,499,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH 854 WestHideawayCircleCustom home has private loft-style masters quarters with study & balcony. Spa, negative-edge water. Elevator.$1,495,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133720SouthBarfieldDriveBeautiful inland home on an oversized homesite. Great oor plan, hurricane shutters plus an open lanai with pool/spa.$1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH 871 SeaDuneLaneBright, exquisite home boasts a built-in pool and spa. Pickled red cedar ceilings, replace, 2nd oor loft.$1,385,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133950SnowberryCourtCustom built home on a corner lot featuring 3 bedrooms, den. Great oor plan with upgrades, pool and deeded dock.$1,275,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-12221261LaurelCourtDirect access & beautiful views! New home by Marco River with great room plan, 3 bedrooms plus a den. $1,195,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545113 GreenviewStreetTwo-story, 4+ bedroom with custom ceilings and cabinetry, 12,000 lb. boat lift with sun deck & heated pool.$1,195,000 | Chris Adams/Laura Adams | 404-5130460 Pheasant CourtThree bedroom plus den pool home. Quick out to Roberts Bay. Custom-built, Venetian plaster walls, mahogany oors.$1,190,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548499AdirondackCourtPanoramic views of Marco and 169 of waterfront! Furnished, beamed ceilings and replace. Gulf access. $1,150,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133KEYMARCO 786 WhiskeyCreekDrivePreserve views! 3,000+ SF A/C, 3 bedroom plus den, large lanai with pool/ spa. Three-car garage. Direct access.$1,100,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133507AntillesCourtCharming direct access 4 bedroom has WIDE WATER VIEWS and super quick out to River. Good rental potential.$1,099,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548930InletDriveEastElegant & spacious estate home is beautifully decorated & furnished turnkey. Waterfall in pool area and 3-car garage.$999,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-55481131 Vernon PlaceOld Florida style home with quick direct access and 160 of waterfront, large wraparound verandas, new oors & paint.$899,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-95451771HummingbirdCourtQuick river access from this 3 bedroom home with granite counters, stainless appliances and gorgeous furnishings.$799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548243SeahorseCourtA home sitting on a tip lot with beautiful landscaping with wide waterway views, 40 ft. dock, and 14,000 lb. lift.$795,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133ESTATES 1036 EastInletDriveOffering 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, volume ceilings, crown mouldings, spacious oor plan/lanai area and much more.$775,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331657SanMarcoRoadSouthern exposure and wide water views! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom with new pool cage, new dock & lift.$765,000 | Elizabeth Summers | 269-4230165 Kirkwood StreetOver 3600 square feet of living area in this two-story, 5 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Large 2nd oor playroom.$739,000 | Chris Adams | 404-51301560CollingswoodAvenueThis 4 bedroom offers 20 porcelain tile oors, stainless steel appliances, heated pool and views of Roberts Bay.$739,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133951IronwoodCourtTwo blocks to beach! Luxury home with custom pool design, 12 ceilings, crown moulding, wood cabinets, granite & more.$729,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491MARCOBEACH 741 HollyCourtSouthern exposure 4 bedroom with oversized 3-car garage. Heated pool with Olympic swimmer jet. Wide water views.$725,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685901MapleAvenueSteps from beach! Great family or vacation home; 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Expansive pool deck on oversized lot.$699,000 | Chris Adams | 404-51301240StoneCourtDirect Gulf access! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom with a beach cottage feel! Pool and dock with lifts; new decking.$699,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 NEW LISTING355MarquesasCourtLovely 3 bedroom plus den/4th bedroom updated in 2007. Over 2,689 total SF, large pool, dock (12,000 lb. lift.)$689,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331049 Fieldstone DriveAbsolutely gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with den and pool. The home has a spacious oor plan. Furnished.$575,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 Condominiums/Villas CAPEMARCO COZUMEL 960 CapeMarcoDrive#1601 Unparalleled views of Crescent Beach, 10,000 Islands & Caxambas Pass! Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished.$1,980,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548#501 Rare oor plan with beach/Gulf views. Tasteful appointments! Luxury beachfront residence. Furnished. A Christies Great Estates Property.$1,495,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548#1906 Absolutely stunning beachfront residence. Spacious 3 bedroom beautifully furnished. Marble ooring and crown mouldings.$1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPEMARCO VERACRUZ 940 S.CollierBlvd. #1105Spectacular sunset beach views. Decorator nished, inlaid tile design, replace accents and crown moulding.$1,850,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491HIDEAWAYBEACH ROYALMARCO POINTI 3000 RoyalMarcoWay #PHL Lavishly appointed 3 bedroom PH. Marble ooring, crown mouldings, plantation shutters. Gulf views.$1,490,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133#PHQ Seventh oor beachfront wraparound penthouse with panoramic views of the Gulf, river and sunsets.$1,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH ROYALMARCO POINTI 2000 RoyalMarcoWay #PH-EPenthouse with Gulf view and private elevator. Vaulted living and dining areas, plus glass-enclosed lanai.$1,399,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPEMARCO MONTERREY 980 CapeMarcoDrive#805 Views of the Gulf from this furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath with wood oors, 9 ceilings, and double door entry.$1,299,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685#806 Spectacular views of Gulf & 10,000 Islands! Professionally decorated 3 bedroom luxury residence. Furnished. $799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548THE PRINCE 176 SouthS.CollierBlvd.#1007 Beautifully decorated condominium with Gulf views and numerous upgrades. Faux painting, granite, stainless and more.$999,999 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491#1005 Gulf and pool views from this south side 2 bedroom. Granite counters and new appliances in kitchen. $950,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685MARBELLECLUB 840 S.CollierBlvd. #705Beautiful views from this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence on the beach. Great parking and storage space.$950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130CAPEMARCO MERIDA 990 CapeMarcoDr. #304Rare! Front residence has S exposure views of Gulf, 10,000 Islands & Caxambas Pass. Turnkey furnished.$799,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 OPEN SUN. 1-4SOMERSET 780 S.CollierBlvd. #303Panoramic views of beautiful crescent shaped beach from spacious and elegant residence. Weekly rentals allowed.$789,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548SHIPPSLANDINGIII 1100 S.CollierBlvd. #1121Gulf views from this furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Southwestern exposure. No bridge to Gulf of Mexico.$750,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685MARCOBEACHOCEANRESORT 480 S.CollierBlvd. #501Private courtyard, updated end 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. Professionally decorated, marble ooring.$720,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222DUCHESS 220 S.CollierBlvd. #DDetached beachfront villa. Enjoy Gulf/beach views. Gorgeous renovations: granite, custom cabinetry & new ooring.$689,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548SANDCASTLEII 720 SouthCollierBlvd. #106Tasteful beachfront condominium with Gulf views! Redesigned kitchen, new ooring, new tile and wraparound balcony.$649,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SEAWINDS 890 S.CollierBlvd. #906Gorgeous views of the Gulf and the entire beach are enjoyed from this turnkey furnished beachfront retreat.$599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548VILLADELMARE 816 WestElkcamCircle #301Totally remodeled! Bay views! Tile on the diagonal, crown moulding & tray ceilings. Quick boating to Marco River.$585,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491SHIPPSLANDINGI 1080 S.CollierBlvd.#108 Stunning 10,000 Islands & Caxambas Pass views! 1,780+ total SF & 2 bedrooms. Steps to pool & private beach area.$579,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548#107Panoramic views of the 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass! Two bedroom, 2 bath and over 1,630 total SF.$569,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548GULFVIEWAPTS 58 N.CollierBlvd. #1204Outstanding views of Tigertail Beach and beyond! Updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 12th oor with tile oors.$549,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222SOUTHSEASTOWERIV 440 SeaviewCourt #601Gulf sunsets & panoramic Tigertail Beach views. Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom, new A/C & updated kitchen.$539,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545SEAWINDS 890 S.CollierBlvd. #1705Enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico and the entire beach from this turnkey furnished beachfront retreat.$539,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548VILLADELMARE 816 WestElkcamCircle #204Wide water views of Smokehouse Bay; walk to shoppes and restaurants. Docks; new roof and seawall. Large balcony.$525,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 Lots & Acreage 540SouthBarfieldDriveThis is one of the largest estate lots on beautiful Roberts Bay. Direct Gulf access homesite, SW views. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,999,000 | Chris Adams/Laura Adams | 404-5130 MONTERREY t#1605 Truly, one of the best views at Monterrey. Beautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Beach access and pier. $1,199,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 BAMBOO COURT tElegant home has vaulted ceilings, gas replace, and outdoor kitchen. Expansive water frontage. Quick out to Gulf. $1,190,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 CHALETOFMARCOISLAND t#201 Rare front residence, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, furnished. Fabulous views of the Gulf and beautiful Crescent Beach. $1,150,000 Chris Adams | 404-5130 #2107 Stunning 3 bedroom. Over 3,840 A/C SF. Furnished. $2,298,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #1108 Grand 4 bedroom. Marble ooring, gourmet kitchen and replace. $2,190,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #PH-2102 Decorator nished, 4 bedrooms and over 4,765 SF. $3,495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 #1803 T urnkey furnished, beautifully appointed, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. $1,899,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 CAPEMARCO BELIZE tSpectacular views of the Gulf and 10,000 Islands from these exceptional residences. Tennis, tness center, theatre and more. On the southern most tip of Marco Island. #1806 Estate sized 3 bedroom. Built-in bar, elegant oors. $1,899,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 #PH-2506 Penthouse perfect, 5 bedrooms plus den. $11,900,000 Chris Adams | 404-4766 #2105 Beautiful dream home in the sky 3,600+ A/C SF Three bedrooms. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,075,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #403 Furnished 3 bedroom. 3,320+ total SF. $1,595,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222 NEW LISTING MADEIRA tSituated along Crescent Beach, Madeira embraces pretty panoramas. Amenities invigorate mind, body and spirit. FROM $1,547,000 | Laura Adams | 404-4766 THEESPLANADE tEnjoy this outstanding waterfront address. Unrivaled coastal Italian architecture with ne restaurants, world-class shops, waterfront promenade and a direct Gulf access marina.II #301 Turnkey furnished. Wraparound terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $995,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 II #204 Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished with 3 bedrooms. $849,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 III #205 -Two bedroom bayside! Furnished. T wo balconies. $650,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 I #204 New tile throughout this 3 bedroom, 3 bath with crown moulding. $950,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 I #PH-602 Unparalleled views of Smokehouse Bay & the Gulf! Four bedrooms. $2,250,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 III #209 Corner 3 bedroom with wraparound balcony T urnkey furnished. $899,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 II #202 Wide bay views! Elegant furnishings. Three bedrooms, 3 baths $995,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 I #303 T ommy Bahama motif, 3 bedroom, 3 bath. $1,300,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 III #208 Gorgeous 3 bedroom. Outstanding wide water views. Furnished. $839,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #102 Oversized terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $2,599,999 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 #303 T urnkey furnished, 3 bedrooms, private elevator foyer $2,599,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #1005 Exquisitely nished 3 bedroom. Marble ooring and V enetian plaster $2,950,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #606 Professionally decorated 2,974 SF residence. Furnished. $1,695,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #206 Beachfront 2 bedroom residence with front and rear balconies. $1,225,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548 #501 Beautifully furnished and appointed 3 bedroom corner residence. $1,890,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #1405 T wo expansive, private terraces, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. $2,299,000 | Chris Sullivan | 404-5548MADEIRA t350 S. Collier Blvd. Unequalled amenities in a world-class, brand new beachfront setting. #PH201 Boasts 7,414 SF & Gulf & Beach views. A Christies Great Estates Property. $6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #PH202 Outstanding with over 6,500 A/C SF and 2,140 SF of multiple terraces. $7,495,000 Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 Condominiums/Villas
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We had our own love shack built into our miniature living space, a tiny closet just big enough for a spare mattress and a sweep of glow-in-the-dark stars across the ceiling. We decreed that a closed door meant the space was offlimits, thus sexiling the non-engaged roommate. The system worked well enough for a while, but painted plywood does not a soundproof room make. As my own amorous affairs dwindled, my roommates heated up, so I slept first with a pillow over my head then with friends down the hall. We discussed the situation and made peace accords, but like other non-binding treaties the situation reverted to its original state (and volume). In later years, I opted for a single room, glad to be away from the wallthumping and mattress-rattling I associated with roommates. Now that Im nearly a decade out of college, I look back at those nights with chagrin. Were people ever that selfish? I had been relieved that this part of my life was behind me. Or so I thought. During a Central American getaway last month, I wound up sharing a beach bungalow with a girl friend from my Spanish school and a Canadian backpacker whom we had just met. He wore a bandana over his hair and a silver hoop through his nipple. On the first night at the beach camp, I slipped away from the bonfire at midnight, leaving the late-night drinking to the heavy party set. I awoke around 2 a.m. to the conversation of my roommates, and the exchange that ensued could only have sounded suave after a six-pack. You look hot under that mosquito net, the Canandian drunk-whispered from his bed. My friend giggled in the bunk beneath mine. There was a long silence, and I thought they had drifted off. Hey, Christina? This from the Canadian. Wanna to go for that last swim? Worst line ever, I thought. Silence. Then, my friend: Wanna come over here? From my bunk, I cringed. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 C3 A Lion Called ChristianOriginally published in 1971, A Lion Called Christian has been updated and reissued in response to the overwhelming popularity of a 2008 Internet video showing the joyful, moving reunion of a grown lion with the two men who had raised him. Here in the mens own words is the story behind that amazing sight. The authors, two young Australians living in London in the late 1960s, decided to adopt the lion cub from the eclectic department store Harrods because it promised to be an exciting experience. Although they now freely admit their naivet, they always knew it would be a short-term stint until they found a more suitable home for the fastgrowing animal. Installed in a furniture shop in the hip Chelsea neighborhood, Christian was soon a local celebrity. The authors fond reminisces reveal how much fun (and work) it must have been to live with Christian, who was by all accounts an extraordinarily friendly and intelligent beast. Before long, a chance encounter brought him to the attention of George Adamson, the celebrated lion advocate chronicled in the book and film Born Free. Adamson was building a pride of repatriated lions in Africa, and Christian was a perfect candidate. Bourke and Rendall describe in fascinating vignettes the attempts to familiarize the English lion with the ancestral home (and other lions) he had never known. But their bond with Christian was something the men never forgot, and as the famous footage shows, neither did Christian. Thanks to the Internet, a new generation is now learning the story of Christian, a tale that not only warms the hearts of animal lovers, but also shines much-needed light on important issues of wildlife trafficking, animal rights and global conservation. Though much has changed since Christians day, Bourke, Rendall and Adamson make it clear that there is still a long way to go. By Anthony Ace Bourke and John Rendall (Broadway Books, $21.95)REVIEWED BY EALISH WADDELL___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING 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 6:30-9:30pm Dining Room y 4221 Tamiami Trail East (US 41), Naples 239.793.2644Entertainment Nightly with Dancing Cahlua & Cream Tues., Mar. 31 & Mon., Apr 13&20 7-10pm $15 Cover G Man & Ronnie Doo-Wop (Mr. Elvis) Fri., Mar 27 8:30 ?Wendy Renee Mon. March 306:30-9:30pm LoungeEmma LeeWednesdays 5:30-8:30pm Lounge Jason DeSimoneThursday, Mar. 26 6-9pm LoungeWatch for details of our Easter Sunday Brunch AnneMarie VOICE OF VELVET April 3rd 5:30-8:30pm LoungeReminiscents Doo-Wop Extraordinaire! The G MAN of Oldies 92.5, Detroit JOE Turner New York CRUISIN EDDIE April 3rd 8:30-? Pearl & Sas Tues., Mar 31 Mon., Apr. 6 5:30-7:00pmDetroit Joe Turner Fri., March 27 5:30 8:30pm Lounge HAPPY DAY11am-7pm www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a BUY ONE (1) LUNCH, GET THE 2ND FREE!Purchase any Hoagie, Sandwich, Entree, Small Pizza or Stuffed Roll. Mon. thru Fri. from 11am 2pm, and receive another item of equal or lesser value free.Jelly RollsHowel@theMoon Pat OBriens Dueling Pianos! Dueling Pianos!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 of the same name, it tells the tale of a miners son in northern England who discovers that more than anything else, he loves to dance. Instead of taking boxing lessons, Billy learns ballet with the girls. When his father and older brother first learn about it, theyre against it. But eventually, once he realizes how much it means to his son, his father takes Billy to an audition for the Royal Ballet School, where hes accepted. Billy Elliot: the Musical, with music by Elton John, opened in Londons West End in 2005. It opened on Broadway in November 2008, with Mr. Hanna playing the older version of the title character. In Act II, he dances with his younger self. The moves initially echo those Billy does when hes first learning how to dance, but theyre performed on a more balletic level. Hes daydreaming, basically, and I appear, Mr. Hanna explains. Its foggy; its supposed to be a dream. Im the vision of him as the older Billy. We dance together with a chair; its going back over what hes been taught. We do similar moves, then we get rid of the chair and dance as one. We do a pas de deux section. It goes on for a while, and then he starts flying. We do a whole section where hes flying around. It took a while to get used to dancing with a partner whose feet dont touch the ground for minutes at a time. Its interesting, he says. A lot of its out of my hands. Im so used to dancing with someone and having a lot of control over whats going to happen. In this instance, I dont have a lot of control. But every second is planned and choreographed, and safety is of primary importance. We have contingency plans, Mr. Hanna says. If this happens, you have to do this. If this happens, you have to stop. We have 30 different back-up plans, if anything goes wrong. The responsibility of portraying the young Billy is spread among four boys, who each perform twice a week.Time off Broadway for Bravo!Mr. Hanna is taking time off from his Broadway role to perform in Fort Myers in BRAVO!Ballet at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts in Fort Myers. The annual show featuring stars from the New York City Ballet is a fundraiser for Gulfshore Ballet, a nonprofit educational institution based in Fort Myers that teaches dance. Mr. Hanna will perform the first pas de deux from Chaconne by George Balanchine with principal dancer Darci Kistler. (Ms. Kistler was the last lead dancer for the legendary Mr. Balanchine.) Hell also perform Beethovens Romance by Peter Martins with principal dancer Sara Mearns. This is the third time Mr. Hanna has participated in BRAVO!Ballet. He sees it as a way to spend time with Roberto Munoz, executive director of Gulfshore Ballet, and his wife, former New York City Ballet principal dancer Melinda Roy, artistic director of the local school. He also sees it as a way of giving back. Robertos given everything so freely to me, he says of Mr. Munoz, so anything he asks me to do, I say Yes. Theres never been a question. Hes always been so giving to me. Mr. Munoz was one of Mr. Hannas first ballet instructors, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a very talented boy, says Mr. Munoz, who taught Mr. Hanna for several years, beginning when Mr. Hanna was 8 years old. As a teacher, I believe, you dont make dancers, Mr. Munoz adds. You help these talented people become what they want to be. People have to realize their dreams, and you just help them do whatever it is they want to do. And the relationship doesnt end when they move on. Its like having a child, Mr. Munoz says. They grow up, but they still come to you and ask you for advice and different things. He still sees his role as nurturing them, teaching them. People go through many stages in their life, and you have to be there for them. It never ends. Hes a great human being, which I think is one of the number one ingredients in anybody. If youre going to achieve something that big, I think you first have to have the makings of a great human being and he does. Though Mr. Hanna has participated in previous BRAVO!Ballet programs, Mr. Munoz and Ms. Roy didnt think of asking him this year. We thought, Oh my goodness, hes going to be so busy with Billy Elliot, Mr. Munoz says. But he asked us, Can I come? And he got himself released from the show. Were lucky to have him. Mr. Munoz and Ms. Roy saw Mr. Hanna in Billy Elliot on Broadway in February. Melinda and I were floored, he says. It was wonderful. The musical, in a way, is every dancers story, though the details may differ.I think I can relate to the little boy; he wants to become a ballet dancer at any cost, Mr. Munoz says. Hes trying to follow his dream, but hes surrounded by people who dont have a clue, who dont know how to get him to that next level.ELLIOTFrom page 1He has a teacher who can help him. He fights against everybody to get what he wants. I can definitely relate to that part of it.Taking the leapMr. Hanna attended the American School of Ballet in New York City. He joined the New York City Ballet in 1997 and was made a principal dancer in 2005. He didnt seek out the role in Billy Elliot, but was ripe for something different. I was going through a period where I thought maybe I would try something else, he says. It wasnt something I was acting upon or doing something about, but I was thinking about. There are countless actors, dancers and singers who struggle for years to get on Broadway, praying for that one lucky break, and it never happens. But Mr. Hanna wasnt even trying. Out of the blue, he received a phone call: an invitation to audition. It was just random, he says. I dont know how they got my name; maybe someone recommended me. I wasnt super keen on the idea at first OK, Ill go in and do the audition. So he did. He took a dance class with two other men who were also auditioning, then did an acting scene with the assistant director. They called him back the next day; some people from the creative team werent there when he auditioned, and now they wanted to see him perform. So he had to return and audition again a couple weeks later. I walked in, did some dance moves, did my acting, and that was it, he says. Three or four weeks later, he learned he had the role. It just kind of happened, he says. It was an exciting, new thing for me to do. When he went in and talked to the New York City Ballet, he said hed like to try the Billy Elliot role for a year, then return. He was told he couldnt be given an official leave of absence, but if he wanted to return in the future, theyd have a conversation and take it from there. The door is open (to return to the ballet company), Mr. Hanna says. Hes 29 and had been with the New York City Ballet for more than 11 years. Is this the only place where Im going to be? hed asked himself. Although the company is like a family to him and he misses it terribly, he says, at the same time, I just wanted the chance to explore something different.I was at the place where I was ready to do something else. So he took the leap.Im just trying to enjoy this, he says. Whatevers supposed to happen will happen next without me trying too hard to think about it. I dont want to force something thats not going to happen.Doing the same dance eight times a week is challenging. The dance itself is difficult, partially because its performed on a raked stage rather than a level one.At the same time, its really fun, he says. Its not so much about what youre doing, its about the energy youre able to bring to it. Its challenging, but in a great way.Right place, right timeRehearsals for Billy Elliott: the Musical ran from July 14 through September. The first of 40 previews was Oct. 1, 2008. Sir Elton John, who wrote the music, came opening night and also attended the previous nights performance. It was a little overwhelming, Mr. Hanna says. I think he was pleased with what we had done. He loved it. It was good. He wasnt really around for much of the process. He just came in and said, Good job! I loved it. Because he dances each night with a younger version of his character, hes asked what he would say to his younger self, if he could go back in time. I think I would say: Just keep showing up every day, doing what youre doing. Dont change what youre doing. Especially, keep your eye on the prize, and remember whats important the rest will take care of itself. He has much of the Broadway productions dialogue memorized, especially the younger Billys monologue about how dance makes him feel. How does Mr. Hanna feel when hes dancing? Dance, he says, enables him to step outside of himself. I become a different person for a little bit, and nothing else really enters my mind... Im there doing what Im supposed to be doing. Im able to forget whats really going on in the world, or in my life, or whats just happened before. When I dance, its probably the most calm I feel, or the most at ease I feel throughout the day, he says. There are always periods of time that I dont want to do it before I start, but once I begin, I feel very content I feel like Im of use to the world. Like all the pieces fit. >>What: BRAVO!Ballet featuring Stephen Hanna and stars from the New York City Ballet >>When: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29 >>Where: Cypress Lake Center for the Arts, 6750 Panther Lane, Fort Myers >>Cost: $35-$65, with patron tickets available for $150 (includes preferred seating, reserved parking and an invitation to the Sunset With the Dancers party immediately following the performance) >>Information: Call 214-0446. This performance is a fundraiser for Gulfshore Ballet. If you go PHOTO BY DAVID SCHEINMANNKiril Kulish (Billy), left, and Stephen Hanna (Older Billy). FORT 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 Grille WANTED!!! 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WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com THE MUSIC GOURMET I dont know how any artist whether painter, sculptor, writer or composer has the ego strength necessary to survive the scorn, disdain and even ignominy that, more often than not, proves to be his or her lot at least some point in life. I was reminded of that truism when I glanced at the program for the Naples Philharmonics Classical V: Beethovens Immortal Fifth, which opens tonight and continues through Saturday evening at the Phil. It should be just one more pearl in the nearly completed musical necklace offered to fans of great music this season at the Phil. A check at the box office confirms seats are still available, and I highly recommend you make every effort to go. If you dont love Beethovens Fifth, which makes up the entire second half of the program, I would venture a bet you will be the only concertgoer sharing that opinion. Cant remember what it sounds like? Youll recollect it the moment you hear the first four, truly immortal notes, which are immediately repeated, thus forever planting it firmly in your brain. Really. Ta da da DUM. Ta da da DUM. You know exactly what they sound like, dont you? So popular were the cluster of notes/ sounds, they even came to symbolize Morse code announcing victory over Germany during World War II. And yet, while Beethoven is widely regarded as the greatest composer of all time, during much of his lifetime, he was scorned and taunted by musicians and also by conductors. Why? Because he could not hear his own music, having been rendered profoundly deaf as a result of severe beatings to his head as a child. Now back up a second to the first selection on the Classical V program: Hector Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture. It finally made the big time after the conductor for a ballet Berlioz had written deliberately trashed it and did everything possible to make Benvenuto Cellini fail. Even the musicians joined forces against Berlioz, and the male ballet dancers took it upon themselves to pinch the female dancers at every opportunity during the first performances of the ballet. Chaos prevailed. Somehow summoning sufficient guts to make something out of the ashes of the disaster, Berlioz took the overture portion he so liked, reconfigured it and became conductor himself. With that, the music began anew, sizzling opener and all. Berlioz is now immortal; the name of the insolent conductor lost in the ashes. And finally, theres Stravinskys Petrouchka, also part of a ballet, in which the puppet Petrouchka comes to life. If life was rough for anyone, let alone composers, on the continent, it was never easy for even the greatest of the Russians. The possibility of starvation, rejection, let alone jail or death, had to be at the forefront of the minds of any of the Russian composers/artists throughout history. Fortunately, Stravinsky was, at that time, the darling of Paris; thus, when none other than the great Nijinsky agreed to dance the part of Petrouchka, its success was virtually guaranteed. So, while you are engrossed in this weeks Classical V, take a few moments to reflect of the near-impossibility of ANY of the three works ever seeing the light of day.The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Classical V: Beethovens Immortal Fifth at 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, March 26-28, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29. Jorge Mester conducts. For tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Ta da da DUM: Classical V audiences at the Phil will know the tune PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH firstname.lastname@example.orgNaples Philharmonic Orchestra COURTESY PHOTOS Formerly HAIR CLASSICS Jorge Mester
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 Thursday, Mar. 26 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Willy Wonka Junior KidzAct Youth Theater of the Naples Players performs Willy Wonka Junior March 30-31 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South. Tickets: $15/ adults, $10/kids. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Legally Blond The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Legally Blonde The Musical March 31-April 5. The show follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesnt take no for an answer. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Tartuffe The Gulfshore Playhouse performs Molieres classic comedy Tartuffe April 1-11 at The Norris Center. This marks the first time that this beloved classic has ever been produced in Naples. Tickets start at $30. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Dinner With Friends The Naples Players perform the dramatic comedy Dinner With Friends through April 18 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets: $20/adults, $10/students. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Anything Goes The Naples Players perform Anything Goes through April 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre. Cole Porters sublime 1930s musical crams a world of joyous archetypes aboard the oceanliner SS America, and then lets them collide happily. Tickets: $35/adults, $10/students; 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Shakespeare Abridged Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) through April 11. Three actors cram 37 plays and 154 sonnets into two acts. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org. Art of Murder Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers performs the award-winning thriller The Art of Murder through April 12. 332-4488 or FloridaRep.org. Wicked The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents Wicked through March 29. (800) 440-7469 or 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Little Shop of Horrors Sanibels Schoolhouse Theater presents the gleefully gruesome musical Little Shop of Horrors through April 4. 472-6862 or theschoolhousetheater.com. All Shook Up Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents All Shook Up through April 11. This musical comedy combines Elvis hits with a whole new story full of twists and turns. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm. com. Friday, Mar. 27 Saturday, Mar. 28 Sunday, Mar. 29 This weeks symphony Classical V The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Classical V: Beethovens Immortal Fifth, conducted by Jorge Mester at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts March 26-29; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Free Gulf Coast Symphony Sounds of the Big Band begins at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., as part of Arts in Estero 2009. The symphony is collecting nonperishable food for donation to local food pantries. 277-1700 or e-mail email@example.com. Naples Concert Band Three conductors and a violinist will present a wide variety of music with the Naples Concert Bank at 2 p.m. Sunday in the band shell at Cambier Park band shell. Guests should arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. 263-9521 or www.naplesconcertband. org. Claude Rea Night The late jazz musician/composer/recording artist Claude Rea will be honored at Trulucks Seafood Caf and Piano Bar from 7-10 p.m. 698 Fourth Avenue South, 530-3131. Piano Ensemble The FGCU Bower School of Music presents the secFlower Show The Naples Garden Club and Naples Botanical Garden present Its in the Bag, the 2009 Naples Flower Show, at the Garden Saturday and Sunday. See story on page C1. Requiem The Mastersingers, in collaboration with the University Choir of FGCUs Bower School of Music, will perform Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs. Tickets: $20; 277-7813. Requiem The Mastersingers, in collaboration with the University Choir of FGCUs Bower School of Music, will perform Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs. Tickets: $20; 277-7813. Piano Recital Frederick Moyer presents a free concert at 4 p.m. at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, 553 Galleon Drive. 262-6581, ext. 207.Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs. Tickets: $20; 277-7813. Christine Andreas The Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Love is Good: An Evening with Christine Andreas Friday and Saturday. Tony-nominated Broadway star Ms. Andreas burst onto the New York theater scene starring as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th-anniversary production of My Fair Lady. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Send-off Party Give the Bayshore Coffee Co. a big send-off as it goes into the transition of moving to a new location. From 7-10 p.m., Frontline Bluegrass and friends will perform at 3570 Bayshore Drive. Cost: $5. 2872035 or www.myspace.com/frontlinebluegrassa. Van Gogh Lecture Joan Jacobs continues her lecture on The Incredible Vincent Van Gogh: Part II at 2 p.m. (and again at 10 a.m. Saturday) as part of the Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program. Tickets: $37. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Circus Boy The Norris Center welcomes Circus Boy at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/adults, $15/children. Bobby Hunt, a.k.a. Circus Boy, is one of Americas most unique and popular variety performers. 213-3049. The two couples in The Naples Players production of Dinner with Friends drink to the future, left to right: Jason McCain, Betty Whitmore, Victoria Diebler and Robert Armstrong. The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Donald Margulies is on stage through April 18 at the Sugden Community Theatre, with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $20 for adults and $10 students through age 18. Call or visit the box office at 701 Fifth Avenue South, 223-7990.COURTESY PHOTO Benefit Concert A benefit concert for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, offered by a chamber orchestra of 20 from the Naples Philharmonic together with the combined choirs of Ave Maria University, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Tickets: $35 individually, or group rates. 9860847 or www.ciw-concert.org. The Ave Maria Choir and 20 musicians from the Naples Philharmonic make music together in a benefit concert for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples. Tickets: $35, group rates available. Call 986-0847 or visit www.ciw-concert.org.ond annual Piano Ensemble at 7 p.m. at the Steinway Gallery, 28751 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. The free recital features associate professor of music and head of piano studies Michael Baron and students in the Bower School of Music. 590-7209. Trunk Show Eila Kaarina Mackenzies latest jewelry designs will be showcased at a trunk show inside the Figge Conservatory under the glass dome of the Naples Museum of Art from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The show is open to the public; museum admission is not required. 254-2626. Circus Sarasota Tonight through Sunday are the final performances of Circus Sarasota under the big top at Gulf Coast Town Center. Tickets for matinee and evening shows start at $10 per person. www.CircusSarasota.org or (877) 355-9805.
WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Upcoming events Ongoing events Film Series The BIG ARTS Film Societys Film Series on Sanibel features Elsa and Fred. Tickets: $7. 395-0900, www. bigarts.org or e-mail info@BIGARTS.org. Shakespeare Naples Publick Theatre presents The Real Shakespeare In Love at 7:30 p.m. at The Norris Center. Artistic Director Donato Colucci performs The Sonnets, Shakespeares autobiographical story of passion that reveals a tapestry woven with threads of platonic love for a man and sexual love for a woman. Tickets: $15. 285-2984. Critics Choice The Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program presents Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson on March 28; and Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski on April 18. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Goddess Night Grab your best girlfriends and enjoy a girls night out during Goddess Night from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at The von Liebig Art Center in downtown Naples. This event, for women only, celebrates the creative, goddess-like aspects of the female mind, body and spirit. Tickets: $85, with proceeds benefiting the centers art scholarship and education programs. 262-6517. Twelfth Night Paul Rathburn, professor emeritus of English literature, University of Notre Dame, will present Twelfth Night, the final event in the series Shakespeares Comedy of Love, as part of the Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4. Tickets: $30. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Lunchbox Theatre Cinderella Confidential plays April 4 and Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! plays April 11 as part of Florida Repertory Theatres Lunchbox Theatre Series. Tickets are $12, and admission includes the performance, a boxed lunch provided by Jasons Deli and an interactive workshop with the cast. www.floridarep.org or 332-4488. Haydn The Southwest Florida Symphony will perform Haydns Drumroll Symphony, conducted by Jorge Mester, at Wesley United Methodist Church on Marco Island Friday, April 3, and at First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs, on Saturday, April 4. 418-1500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Exhibit The Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Out of the Box: Art from the Inside Out, is open in the Arts Complex through April 24. The exhibition showcases 48 artists work on how they turned a recycled jewelry case into a work of art. 590-7199 or email@example.com. Warhol Exhibit The Naples Art Association presents Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends, at The von Liebig Art Center through May 3. This exhibition features selected portraits from the Bank of Americas collection of Andy Warhol silk screen prints. 262-6517. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and visit the shops and galleries around Third Street South in Naples. Chefs Market The Bayfront Chefs Market is held the third Wednesday of the month from 4-8 p.m. 200-3477. U.S. 41 in front of Bonita Bay 239.261.6100 promenadeshops.com SUNDAY, MARCH 29 1:00-4:00 PMLive entertainment byPAUL ROZMUSJazz ute on the funky side! Monday, Mar. 30 Tuesday, Mar. 31 Hip-Hop Tribute BIG ARTS welcomes BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular to Schein Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Tickets: $41/adults, $15/18-and-under. BREAK! traces the history of hip-hop dancing over the last 30 years. 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS. org or www.BIGARTS.org. Art in the Park The Naples Art Association hosts Art in the Park Saturday, April 4, on Park Street, alongside The von Liebig Art Center. Naples oldest outdoor art festival celebrates its 52nd anniversary season of showcasing artwork by Naples Art Association members. Season Finale The Southwest Florida Symphony performs Musical Masterpieces Classical Season Finale at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall April 4-5. 418-1500 or e-mail tickets@ swflso.org. Broadway Bests The Gulf Coast Symphony presents The Best of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Richard Rodgers at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5. Broadway stars Nat Chandler and Rachel York join the Gulf Coast Symphony in paying tribute to two of Broadways most revered composers. www.gulfcoastsymphony.org or 481-4849 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 101 Years of Broadway The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Neil Bergs Years of Broadway on Monday, April 6. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Ballet The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Miami City Ballet: Swan Lake Act II on April 7-8. Swan Lake Act II is the beautiful White Act from one of the most famous ballets ever created, danced to the music of Tchaikovsky. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Mark Twain The Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight Thursday, April 9. For nearly 50 years, Mr. Holbrook has enthralled audiences with Mark Twains timeless observations on politics, culture and the world, drawing from more than 16 hours of Twain material for an evening of storytelling magic. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Dame Edna The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Australias Dame Edna Everage, the international housewife, therapist, gigastar, guru and celebrity confidant, Friday and Saturday, April 10-11. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Bonita Concert The Bonita Springs Concert Band will perform at 2 pm. Sunday, April 12, at Riverside Park on Old 41. Dennis Hill directs the group in marches, pop, ragtime, big band and light classics. Free; bring chairs and refreshments. 498-4985. Acrobats of China The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts hosts the National Acrobats of China Monday, April 13. Direct from China, this dazzling company performs breathtaking displays of the best in Chinese martial arts, illusion and acrobatics, all set to traditional music. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Dance Theater The Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on Tuesday, April 14. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Evening With The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts An Evening With... Jazz Standards with Rebecca Richardson and the Dan Heck Quartet from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 15.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Fri March 6 Sun March 29, 2009 Gulf Coast Town CenterInstant $5 Discount Online: www.CircusSarasota.org Box Ofce: (877) 355-9805 Florida WeeklySPECIAL DISCOUNT VOUCHER Discount Available Online!Only ONE discount voucher needed per family or group. Not valid on phone orders. Not valid with other offers. Discount NOT Available in Grandstand.SAVE $5 00 per ticketat the Box Office or OnlineALL PERFORMANCESBenetting The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida & The Senior Patients at Lee Memorial Health System >>What: The Art of Murder >>Where: The Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 First St., downtown Fort Myers, between Hendry and Jackson in the Arcade Theatre >>When: through April 12 >>Cost: $38, $34, $20>>Info: Call 332-4488 or go to www.FloridaRep.org If you go ARTS COMMENTARY Its easy to understand why someone might want to kill artist Jack Brooks. Hes loud, obnoxious and totally self-centered. In short: a baby in a grown mans body. He refers to himself in the third person. He expects everyone to jump when he bellows and he does love to bellow. Hes a bully. He cheats on his wife. Hes a poseur. Like some artists, he believes hes above any moral or social conventions; he can do whatever he wants, simply because he wants to. Im an artist. Never judge me, he likes to say. Its part declaration, part threat. If the man winds up dead, the police would have an almost endless list of suspects. Because as his art dealer, Vincent, says, Everyone whos met Jack has thought about killing him! But Jack has gotten it into this head that hed like to kill Vincent. After all, he hasnt had any success in selling Jacks latest, a yellow painting called Study in Red No. 4. At least, not for the outrageous price Jack expects. And thus begins The Art of Murder, Joe DiPietros thoroughly entertaining play on stage at Florida Repertory Theatre through April 12. This comedic thriller appears straightforward enough, only to reveal more twists and turns than a roller coaster. Tom Nowicki, whos also appeared in film and television, makes his Florida Repertory debut with The Art of Murder. He plays Jack Brooks so well, you hate him. Kill him? If someone on stage doesnt at least attempt it, Im sure someone from the audience would be glad to volunteer. But Annie, his wife (Rachel Burttram), and Vincent (Chris Clavelli) take matters into their own hands, for a variety of reasons. Annies had enough of Jacks cheating, bullying and posturing. And both realize that death is a great career move. (Artists work astronomically increases in value when they die, so if Jack dies, it would make both of them obscenely wealthy.) Ms. Burttram is at the top of her game with this role, which requires an entire array of emotion from fear to anger to glee. At times she seems totally beaten down, other times scarily devious. Theres a monster inside all of us, her character says at the beginning of the play. Of course, with a comment like that, its inevitable people will soon begin to reveal their monstrous side. Its like Chekhovs maxim that if you bring a gun onstage in Act I, someone has to use it by the end of Act III. (And yes, Mr. DiPietro also introduces a gun in this play.) Mr. Clavelli is marvelous to watch as Vincent, the gay art dealer. Thanks to costume designer Roberta Malcolm, whos done a great job with this show, hes dressed to the T, with trendy glasses and even multi-colored socks that look like Paul Klee knit them. Hes not a flashy dresser, but a snappy one. While theres much humor to be found in the plays events and the characters reactions, it is Mr. Clavellis Vincent who continually drops bon mots like Hansel and Gretel dropping breadcrumbs. Hes amusingly droll, the Noel Coward of art dealers. When Jack and Annie are fighting, he dryly comments, Ive forgotten what a fun couple you are. And about Jacks mixed media piece (paint spilled over various types of shoes), he says, It looks like the Payless Shoe factory exploded.Mr. Clavelli has great comic delivery, and watching him and Ms. Burttram work off of each other is very entertaining.Jessica Leach, a Florida Rep intern, has a small but important role as Kate, the couples maid. Ms. Leachs accent comes and goes, and unfortunately, she pales, in the company of such strong actors. The Florida Reps production is the shows Southeastern United States premiere. Mr. DiPietros Edgar Award-winning play is an unusual mixture of comedy and thriller. Some purists might complain that the comedy dilutes the mystery and vice versa, but it works. Under Robert Cacioppos excellent direction, this quartet strikes the right NancySTETSON email@example.com A comedic thriller? Stop, youre killing me! balance between making you laugh and keeping you on the edge of your seat. And before the play begins, Cell Block Tango from Chicago plays, in which a chorus of women sing about how the man they murdered had it coming and how he had only himself to blame. Mr. Cacioppo, Florida Reps founding artistic director, keeps the pace moving at a good clip, something thats essential in both comedies and thrillers; the first act moved along so smoothly I was surprised when intermission came. Kenneth J. Martins set is spectacular. Instead of a stereotypical Victorian home or a castle, hes given us a multi-level, modern home of rosewood, brushed steel and concrete. The lines are clean, spare and horizontal. Its a smart set, highly realistic. And the three oversized paintings on the wall all signed by Jack Brooks look like the Willem de Koonings famous gestural paintings of women. The playwright toys with various mystery conventions and seems to pay homage to movies such as Les Diaboliques and Deathtrap. He also seems to include almost as many instruments of murder as are in the game of Clue. Theres rope, a gun, a knife and a wrench but no candlestick. But there is an enormous, gray isolation tank, looking eerily as Vincent points out like a coffin. Mr. DiPietro also uses the play as a vehicle for commenting on the craziness of the art world. He sends up everything from the quirks of artists to self-doubt and self-deception to the commercialism of the art world, where gimmick and celebrity trump talent. So the play is not only about the art of murder, but the murder of art. Its a strange little changeling child thats partially this and partially that. The Art of Murder keeps you guessing til the end. It also keeps you laughing. What more could you ask from a comedic thriller? COURTESY PHOTOTom Nowicki and Chris Clavelli in The Art of Murder.
Glenview residents celebrated a milestone in November of 2007, when the Glenview Employee Scholarship Endowment Fund passed $1 million. Glenview residents celebrated at the Million Dollar Breakfast. Back in 1996, a group of Glenview residents started an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation for Glenview employees and their families. The residents and employees had come to know each other so well that they practically considered each other family. The residents wanted to help their loyal employees with their educational goals and gained great personal satisfaction from being able to enjoy the results of their scholarship awards. A small group spearheaded by Heine Albrecht, Paul Cooper and Dave Dupee decided that if meaningful scholarships were to be awarded on an ongoing basis, then they needed to give the Glenview Fund a permanent boost. Using the foundation as an administrative resource, the Albrechts, Coopers and Dupees, along with the residents of Glenview, have grown the fund from the initial gift of $3,000 in 1996, to $1,058,000. The rewards are many, says Mr. Cooper, but the greatest inspiration comes from hearing the personal stories from scholarship recipients telling how the Glenview scholarship has had such a positive influence on their lives. What greater gift can Glenview residents give to Glenview employees and their families than a perpetual source of scholarship opportunities forever? FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Launched by the Womens Initiative of the Community Foundation in September 2008, the Leadership Council on Aging is the result of a community-wide collaboration involving more than 40 institutions. County, state and federal agencies; law enforcement; hospitals; for-profit caregivers, nonprofits and faith-based communities came together to develop five key goals to guide the creation of a central source of leadership and communication for all organizations that serve seniors. Those goals were to: Initiate a community-wide resource assessment Develop and operate a senior resource center Create an online referral database Implement a local hotline for social and medical services Form a network for service providers Results to date prove that maximizing nonprofit effectiveness requires a commitment to collaboration. Already, the Leadership Council on Aging is able to report that a county-wide assessment of resources for seniors is under way; a Listserv has been established for all organizations that serve seniors; a Collier County Parish Nursing Program is beginning to evolve; a central resource of information and referrals for all social and medical services for seniors is under way; and plans are progressing to establish a Senior Resource Center a one-stop resource for medical, mental, dental and vision care for low-income seniors. It is a remarkable testimony of the commitment from the Community Foundations Board of Trustees and the Leadership Councils participants that the above accomplishments are possible. It proves that, even in turbulent times and with less financial resources, using collaboration and accessing the untapped resources of our community human capital will help strengthen the community forever. Jane Billings is vice president of development and marketing for the Community Foundation of Collier County. With assets of more than $51 million, the foundation manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985, the foundation and its fund holders have granted $30 million back to the community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org. Glenview scholarship recipients.COURTESY PHOTOThe Leadership Council on Aging exemplifies community collaborationBY JANE BILLINGS _______________Special to Florida WeeklyGlenview Employee Scholarship FundEstablished 1996 FOCUS ON FOUNDATION FUND HOLDERS PUZZLE ANSWERS
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C18 A&E WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Carol Burnett Show in corsets: Gulfshore Playhouse presents TartuffeUnion Square Theater and has directed clown work for Cirque du Soleils Dralion and Petrushka at Carnegie Hall. He teaches Lecoq technique at S.U.N.Y Purchase. Kevin Duda portrays the duel roles of Valere and Damis, the suitor and the masters son, respectively. Mr. Duda made his Broadway debut opposite Laura Linney in Les Liaisons Dangereuses for The Roundabout Theater Company. He was also featured in the national tour of Little Women starring Maureen McGovern and in the first and second national tours of Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt. Joining them is Steve Brady, a veteran of Broadway and Off-Broadway, as Orgon, the misled master of the house. Wayne Legette plays Orgons brother-in-law, Cleante. Naples own Val Kuffel appears in the roles of Monsiuer Loyal and the officer. Amy McKenna, Anna Stone and Katrina Foy complete the cast. Ms. McKenna plays Elmire, Orgons wife; Ms. Stone is Dorine, the saucy, fasttalking maid; and Ms. Foy is Mariane, the lovely young daughter of Orgon. Ms. Coury directs Tartuffe. Previous productions under her direction for Gulfshore Playhouse include, Doubt: A Parable, Another Night Before Christmas, Romeo and Juliet: Redefined, Oleanna, Life (x) 3 and Married Alive! Rounding out the creative team are: Sean McCelland, set designer; Curtis Lee Jones, lighting designer; Jamie Carmichael, props master; and Jackie Morelisse, costume designer. Tartuffe will be presented exclusively at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Avenue S., Naples. Tickets start at $30 and are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Gulfshore Playhouse promises youll laugh your bustle off at its production of Molieres Tartuffe, the classic farce that runs April 1-11 at The Norris Center. The titular character Tartuffe is a lecherous conman who pretends to be a supremely pious religious adviser. Firmly ensconced in the family home of the wealthy Orgon, he bamboozles his benefactor all the while trying to marry his daughter, seduce his wife and scrounge the deed to the property. Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse founder and producing artistic director, is thrilled to bring the show to Naples. Recreating the high style of the French court with all its physical comedy, audience asides and slapstick moments allows us to blend refinement and burlesque at the same time, she says. We like to say its like The Carol Burnett Show in corsets. Through the run of Tartuffe, Gulfshore Playhouse continues its partnership with Caf Lurcat, offering Gulfshore Playhouse ticket holders $5 off the early dining menu. English actor Richard Crawford tackles the role of the wily Tartuffe and doubles as Madame Pernelle, the benefactors aged mother. Mr. Crawford trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and Rose Bruford College and has appeared in productions at the La Jolla Playhouse. He performed as lead clown in Slavas Snowshow at the COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Voted #1 Ribs 13 Years in a Row! M Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. $10 AdmissionCandlelighters of Southwest Florida. The cast of Tartuffe Val Kuffel, Wayne Legette, Steve Brady, Anna Stone, Amy McKenna, Kevin Duda, Katrina Foy and Richard Crawford (kneeling at center) Caught! Amy McKenna and Richard Crawford as Elmire and Tartuffe 20 min. Chair Massage 15 min. Hand Paraf n Wax 20 min. Galvanic Facial 30 min. Far-infrared Sauna 30 min. Foot Detox Bath Have ASpaParty $75NE Corner of Immokalee & Airport Rd.www.TrimandToneSpa.com We will pamper you for 2 Hours!!! FOR ONLY $75You will receive the following$60You may also enjoy these specials1 HOUR MASSAGE ONLY $60 1/2 Off Vela Shape treatments 10000 Off 20 Vacustep Sessions Buy 5 Detox Foot baths get 1 free Try Our Versa Spa Spray Tan for $10
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 A&E MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 The Gulf Coast Symphony presents a free outdoor pops concert at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Estero Community Park. No tickets or reservations are required for the concert that is part of Arts in Estero 2009, a celebration of artistic diversity in the Estero community. Entertainment in the park will begin at 11 a.m., and all are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the day of art exhibits, food and other activities. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Miami City Ballet presents the company premiere of Swan Lake Act II with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7-8, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. It is the companys final performance of the 2008-09 season at the Phil. Conductor Juan Francisco La Manna will lead the orchestra. Miami City Ballets Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella will present a Dance Preview one hour before each performance. Swan Lake Act II is the White Act from one of the most famous ballets ever created. To the music of Tchaikovsky, the ballet follows Prince Siegfried as he falls in love with the beautiful swan-woman Odette. A corps of female swan dancers provides a visual delight of classical dancing. Also featured in the performance will be Balanchines stark, groundbreaking The Four Temperaments by Hindemith, and Twyla Tharps In the Upper Room danced to music by Philip Glass. Tickets are $59 for adults, $39 for students. For more information, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Three conductors and a violinist will present a wide variety of music when the Naples Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in the band shell at Cambier Park. It will be the final Sunday afternoon concert of the bands 37th season. Harris Lanzel, music director/conductor, will lead the band in A Copland Tribute, Hallelujah Trombone, Bayou Breakdown and several marches. Gale Scott, conductor laureate, will present Gustov Holsts Moorside Suite. Guest conductor and longtime band member Henry Carr will conduct American Civil War Fantasy. Violinist Nicole Nutting and narrator Craig Greusel will team up to present a rousing rendition of the Charlie Daniels hit The Devil Went Down To Georgia. Admission is free; guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Donations received at each concert go toward Naples Concert Band scholarships that are awarded each year to student members of the band. The Naples Concert Band is a nonprofit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with old-fashioned concerts in the park. An evening concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the band shell. For more information, call 263-9521 or visit www.naplesconcertband.org. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 A&E C21 the Dollar Store theme of this particular competition. The almost 400 horticultural entries in the show will compete for the top Award of Horticultural Excellence and 13 other prizes. The diversity and beauty of the plants and specimens entered in the show from year to year bears witness to the seriousness with which Naples Garden Club members take their gardening. Paula Braida, chairman of horticulture for the show and a past winner of numerous blue ribbons, babies her plants every day of the year, and increases her attention before the Flower Show. Theyve gotten the fertilizer and water they need, and now I just have to decide which ones are good enough to take to the show, she said as she surveyed her extensive collection of begonias, coleus and other tropical plants. I talk to my plants every day and ask them, Do you want to be in the flower show? If you do, perk up! she laughs. Naples Botanical Garden staff and Naples Garden Club members will conduct the following demonstrations as part of the show: Flower Arranging for the Home: noon Saturday with Carol Conant Mounting and Growing Tillandsias (air plants): 2 p.m. Saturday with Carolyn Miller, who will discuss and demonstrate this hobby that is fun and easy for those with limited space. Tillandsias will be available for purchase. Container Gardening on the Lanai: noon Sunday with Master Gardener Paula Braida. Care and Feeding of Plumeria: 2 p.m. Sunday, with Hetty Ford explaining how to nurture these beautiful, fragrant plants. More than 20 vendors, many traveling to Naples especially for the show, will have jewelry, butterfly plants, orchids and a wide array of other botanicallythemed items in an atmosphere made more festive by the participation of the Naples Klezmer Revival Band and the Golden Gate High School Steel Drum Band on Saturday, and guitarist Frank Smith on Sunday. Lunch and snacks will be available both days. Visitors will also catch glimpses of the expansion and renovation under way at Naples Botanical Garden. The flower show is the last scheduled public event at the Garden before the November grand opening. Liz Chehayl has served as chairman of The Naples Flower Show for the past three years and has enjoyed hearing delighted comments from visitors who are surprised to find a flower show of its size and caliber here, and who frequently compare it to major shows in much larger cities. Because we encourage the use of tropical flowers and foliage in the designs, some even grown in our own yards, our designs tend to be bold and colorful, Ms. Chehayl says. This year, because of our theme, Im guessing that some will make you laugh out loud.The Naples Garden Club is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. 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C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Von Jeffers, Melissa Mosling and Thomas and Leslie Herzer 2. Taylor Hunter, Rosemary Pace, Joey Pantoliano and Kathryn Hunter 3. Tom and Ebine August 4. Guenther, Rhonda and Jamee Gosch 5. Military scholars Martin Flaherty, Peter Van De Voorde and Jeremiah Workman 6. Maj. Gen. J.T. Coyne, Dick Munro, Hector Cafferata and Col. Harvey Barnum Jr.PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSNational Alliance on Mental Illness The Gyrene Gala at Ave Maria University Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 90 Minute Swashbuckling Show www.PiecesOfEight.com Holiday & Birthday Parties, Field Trips & Private Charters Available Call for Schedule, Reservations Required 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: 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! 12 34 6 5
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Vic and Patti Caroli, Garry and Kathy Moody and Bev Cherry 2. Janet and Blake Gable with Sarah and Brad Marshall 3. Karen Klukiewicz and Pat Neale 4. Myron Harvey, Jake Voigt and Diane Harvey 5. Carol Boyd, Jackie Cronacher and Sue Lennane 6. Roza Dmitriyeva and Andrey DmitriyevMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYYouth Haven's Big Easy Bash at the Naples Yacht Club Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1500 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH, NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT 239.530.5110 Sunday Jazz Brunch10:30am-2:30pm $5 Cosmos 4pm-6pm & 9pm-11pm dailyWednesdays Smooth Jazz on the BayPre xe Menu 7 days a week2 courses 4pm-6pm $22 1 2 3 4 5 6
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Trish Leonard, Pat Hillegass, Judy Mattera and Vilma Kovar 2. Vilma Kovar, Sandro Nunex and Alison Meyer 3. Linda Brodeur and Judy Patafio 4. Jesica Nunez and Salvatore Giso 5. Mary Bates and Carol Sissman 6. Barbara and Steve Spring 7. Sherri Rozzi, Lisa Adams and Joseph Fowler 8. Cheryl Lewandowski and Sandro NunezTAUNA SCHOTT / COURTESY PHOTOSMarbella Fashions new showroom grand openingSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 23 6 5 4 78
1. Rosalee Bogo with grandson Blake and husband Jerry 2. Phil Jason, Stuart Kaye and Rabbi Chezi Zionce 3. Natalie and John McNicholas 4. Linda Scheinberg and Carole Cohen 5. Norman and Helene Krivosha 6. Evelyn and Larry HechtCOURTESY PHOTOSBeth Tikvah Commuity Leadership Award celebration at Germain BMW Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 12 3 4 6 5
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 www.naplesorchidsociety.org 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 C C C IE E IE T TY TY W IT N A P LE S R OT AR Y CL UB P RE SE NT T H 36 TH 36TH A A NNUAL SHOW NN Go to www na pl esorchidsociet y. or g fo a nd a coupon for $ 1 off one $ 6 adm is idDonations of nonperishable food for local food banks are welcome. Ristorante & Bar ItalianoVisit Our Website For Online Reservations, Full Menu and Gift Certi cates www.giovanni-naples.com Located in the Crossroads Shopping Plaza in the Vineyards 5975 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119 PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE Exp 4/30/09.The Naples Originals, an association of 38 locally owned and operated restaurants, has crafted a clever top 10 list for those who love to dine out but are trying to cut their expenses. Now more than ever, restaurants are very sensitive to the search for value, says Lisa Kelly Boet, co-owner of Bamboo Caf and president of Naples Originals. In many cases, two people can get a better deal dining out than going to the grocery store. Tony Ridgway, owner of Ridgway Bar & Grill, says hed rather have customers spend less and visit more frequently and he tries to provide options that allow that, such as lower-priced dishes like burgers and chicken pot pie. And for those who want to split a dish but avoid a sharing charge, he recommends ordering the dish and an extra plate then dividing it themselves at the table (when its split in the kitchen, he says, a dish often gets more vegetables or an extra shrimp to even out the number). Learn how to comfortably and politely work within the system, he advises. Ms. Boet says another cost-saving feature Bamboo offers is no corkage fees on Wednesdays for customers who bring their own wine. Mr. Ridgway says he plans to extend his early dining discounts throughout the evening this summer. Here are some tips the members compiled to help diners get more for less: Small plates are making a comeback. Try a selection of smaller plates or appetizers and sides. People bags. Take leftovers home for a second meal. Dine early. Many restaurants offer discounted early dining menus, allowing diners to save money and beat the crowds. Upgrade your wine choice. Naples Originals restaurants periodically sell discounted gift certificates (pay $35 for a $50 certificate, for example). Use the savings for a better bottle of wine. Turn breakfast or lunch into a dining event. Either meal is less costly than dinner. Eat cake! Enjoy a decadent dessert with port, strawberries and champagne or a rich cappuccino, often for less than $20. Share entrees. Order appetizers and share entrees. While many restaurants charge a small sharing fee, its far less than two full entrees. Buy a bottle of wine and take the rest home. What you dont consume at the restaurant can be recorked, placed in a sealed bag and legally taken home. Dine at the bar. The bar is ideal for singles and outgoing couples and typically offers less-expensive menus. Clip coupons. Many restaurants publish coupons for discounts or free dishes or wine in print publications and online.Slow Food Greenmarket returnsSlow Food Southwest Florida will hold a second Greenmarket from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in front of Robb & Stucky Interiors in Fort Myers. About two dozen vendors will sell organic produce, sustainable and locally produced jams, salsas, spices and soaps, artisanal cheeses and Florida-friendly plants along with freshly cooked snacks. Vendors include Andys Island Seafood, Back to Basics, ECHO Nursery, Happy Body Organic Soap, the Lee County Bee Association and Worden Farm. Chef Melissa Talmage of Sweet Melissas on Sanibel and Chef Nick Costanzo of Angelinas in Bonita Springs will conduct cooking demonstrations. There will also be organic gardening demonstrations. Slow Food Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization whose members are food enthusiasts who share an interest in sustainable agriculture, a curiosity about food traditions and customs, and a desire to buy and promote local artisanal products. For details, visit www.slowfoodsouthwestflorida.com. Robb & Stucky is at 13170 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers.Dogs night outWell-mannered canines and their humans are invited to the fifth annual Puttin On the Dog canine companion dinner at Bamboo Caf French Home Cooking at 6 p.m. Monday, April 6.Hosted by the Gulfcoast Poodle Club, the popular social event offers outdoor seating, a two-course prix-fixe meal for $22.50 and a fashion show by Class Act Ladies Fashions. Proceeds benefit the Gulf Coast Poodle Club and Rescue. Humans order from the menu, while their canine dining companions are served bowls of water as well as healthy treats baked fresh by the cafs pastry chef. The caf is at 755 12th Ave. South, Crayton Cove, Old Naples. Call Lisa Boet at the Bamboo Caf for reservations at 643-6177. For more information, call Ms. Boet or Gulf Coast Poodle Club and Rescue President Deborah Foley at 9928099. DINING NEWSRestaurants step up to provide value in lean times Satisfied customers, canine and otherwise, at last years Puttin on the Dog at Bamboo Caf.COURTESY PHOTO
fish options with a choice of five preparations and three sauces, plus a number of signature dishes, such as brown butterbasted diver scallops, banana leafwrapped mahi-mahi and crispy whole snapper. Cant narrow it down to a single selection? Try the Tarpon Bay Trilogy: any three fish plus organic veggies and roasted fingerling potatoes served with three sauces. While seafood is king here, carnivores arent excluded. The menu also features organic chicken, filet mignon and pork tenderloin as well as a vegetarian pasta dish. Each appetizer and entre is painstakingly prepared and plated, served by a well-informed staff that fully grasps the definition of good service. A properly chilled bottle of Grgich Hills fume blanc, with a nose full of tropical fruit and notes of pineapple, grass and citrus, paired splendidly with appetizers of stone crab claws, thinly sliced tuna tataki and ceviche. I sampled two excellent versions of ceviche, shrimp with roasted corn and coriander, and salmon with sweet chili, almonds and cilantro. The ceviche is served with a basket of caraway seed-studded flatbread, fried plantains and tortilla chips, which provide a crisp counterpoint to the ceviche while also serving as tools that help in scooping up the finely diced concoctions. Entrees proved as lovely and delicious as the starters. The Applewood bacon-wrapped grouper NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 On a social level, restaurant reviewers get treated much like doctors: People always want advice. Where can I take my new significant other to really impress him/her? Whats your favorite restaurant? Where can I find great seafood? While my answers to the first two questions change regularly, that third question has a simple two-word answer: Tarpon Bay. There are lots of fish joints around, many of which do a good job preparing local seafood. However, I have yet to patronize a local establishment that does it with the style, creativity and level of service found at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resorts casual seafood bistro. Somehow, its remained something of a secret despite being open for more than seven years and offering a veritable boatload of fresh, expertly prepared fish. My recent visit proved even better than my previous one, which occurred about four years ago. I suspect thats due to the presence and talent of Chef Vincent Savignano, who now heads up the Tarpon Bay kitchen. Unique to Tarpon Bay is its ceviche bar, featuring eight variations on this Latin American style of citrus-marinated seafood. The process essentially cooks the fish, which is then married with a melange of fruits, vegetables and seasonings. Choose from a single variety, portions of two or three or, for the true devotee, a sampler of all eight. All are displayed and labeled at the restaurants entrance. Before seating us, the host provided a guided tour of the ceviche, fresh oysters and red snapper appetizingly arranged on beds of ice in the bar adjoining the dining room. Choices abound here. Besides the eight versions of ceviche, there are 16 varieties of raw oysters, more than a dozen fresh diningCALENDAR 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; $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 threecourse dinner under the stars on the Hilton Naples pool deck, featuring 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 fundraiser for the Childrens Museum of Naples, cocktail attire suggested; $50, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100; reserve a spot at http:// cmonfling.wholefoodsrsvp.com. 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 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, March 28, 11:30 a.m.3 p.m., Dinos Restaurant: Chef/ owner Dino Redzic holds a class in which students will prepare and then eat panzanella peasant salad, spaghetti and meatballs, from-scratch tomato sauce and bread pudding; $50 (includes lesson, lunch, coffee and wine), 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 594-1900. Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chef Nate Szwejbka of Flemings Steakhouse demonstrates desserts to pair with various menus and special occasions; $5, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration required. Tuesday, March 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Haskells The Wine People: Learn to cook Florida fish with Chef Vincenzo Betulia (four courses plus four wines); $85, 2021 Pine Ridge Road; 254-1120. Tuesday, March 31, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: The Get Stuffed! Italian-style cooking class features chefs Tim and Shelly Connors creating homemade raviolis stuffed with smoked mozzarella and sundried tomatoes with basil cream sauce, stuffed eggplant and fresh seafood cannelloni; $50, Collection at Vanderbilt, Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads; 514-4663. Tuesday, March 31, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Join the centers pastry chef as she presents Easter-season recipes for baked goods and desserts. Enjoy the desserts after a savory dinner course; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, April 4, noon-2 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant: Chef/proprietor Alexander Bernard prepares an Easter dinner with roast leg of lamb and shares creative ways to use leftovers and the secrets to creating a warm chocolate volcano; $40, 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-4999.Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. f f s s a b l karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE n co th e Na p les in g Blac k w ines an roll e C i $7 lots of white wood. Its attractive, but there isnt much in the way of sound absorption. We arrived before the dinner rush when the room was relatively empty, yet found ourselves seated behind a well-lubricated party of six whose loud conversation seemed to ricochet around the room. We asked to change seats and the astute manager led us to an alcove that held just three other tables. The volume was considerably lower there. There were at least three of these smaller rooms and Id recommend requesting seating in one of them when making dinner reservations. Perhaps its because Tarpon Bay is tucked inside a large hotel that its culinary excellence hasnt become common knowledge. If you ask me and lots of people do this is a great place to reel in both excellent seafood and service. consisted of a good-sized portion of firm, moist fish. Thinly sliced bacon added a salty, smoky essence to the dish but didnt overwhelm it. Creamy leek fondue and asparagus and red onion confit added still more textures and layers of flavor. Banana leaf-wrapped mahi-mahi was another imaginative and well-executed dish, the fish properly flaky, accompanied by delicate ginger-lime pesto and coconutscented jasmine rice, green papaya slaw and lemon butter. The showiest dish was the crispy whole snapper that was perfectly fried and perched on the plate around a large mound of tendercrisp stir-fried vegetables, including fennel, carrots, water chestnuts and edamame, and accompanied by a light ponzu sauce. For those who fear tackling a whole fish, the servers are more than happy to take it apart for you, but its not difficult to navigate even for the inexperienced. For dessert, we split the Florida Key lime sampler and a chocolate lava cake. The moist dark chocolate cake had a rich, warm, liquid center. It was served with a touch of ice cream and fresh raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. It was an excellent rendition of this popular dessert. The sampler contained three Key limeflavored mini desserts crme brulee, semifreddo and cookies. The creamy brulee and cool semifreddo both had great lime flavor and substance. The cookies, however, were bland and dry, misfits in an otherwise excellent meal. The only other aspect of the dinner that wasnt ideal was the noise level in the main dining room. The place resembles a large boathouse, with a high sloped ceiling and If you go >>Hours: 5:30-10 p.m. daily >>Reservations: Accepted>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted >>Price range: Appetizers, $8-$16; entrees, $26-$36 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: Booths or conventional tables and chairs as well as bar seating. >>Specialties of the house: Pine Island clams and wild boar sausage, tuna tataki, ceviche, hearts of palm salad, crispy whole snapper, Applewood bacon-wrapped grouper, brown butter-basted diver scallops, honey-ginger lacquered pork tenderloin, herb-crusted organic chicken >>Volume: Moderate to loud >>Parking: Free lot or valet serviceRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Tarpon Bay Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs 444-1234 choice o f d three r o f ch h a nd a toes c es nghere,ca rs m to d i d n i t. Crea m an d asparagu Crispy whole snapper with stir-fried vegetables is one of the restaurants signature dishes.Hyatts Tarpon Bay elevates seafood to fine art formTarpon Bay offers eight varieties of ceviche, citrus-marinated seafood combined with fruits, vegetables and seasonings.
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