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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A11 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B10 & 11 REAL ESTATE B13 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 THEATER REVIEW C8 SOCIETY C16 & 17 CUISINE C19 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 33 FREE WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MAY 21, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Craving Caribbean?Find the cure at Sweet Mamas Island Cuisine. C19 Gotta love the locals Sea Salt throws a party to say thanks, and more from the busy local social scene. C16-17 Talking tourism CVB presents its annual industry awards. B1 Tlkiti Who's afraid? The Naples Players stage The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. C1 Take stock in these graduates and congratulate them allSEE BEARS A8 Its graduation season, and high school seniors everywhere are celebrating the milestone. Here in Collier County, perhaps none are more deserving of the communitys collective congratulations, however, than the 29 young men and women who, in addition to graduating from their respective public high schools, have met the demands of a program called Take Stock in Children. A public-private partnership, TSIC is a scholarship and mentoring program that provides deserving students an opportunity to fulfill their potential and attend college. Starting in middle school, TSIC candidates are matched with an adult mentor with whom they work weekly until they graduate high school. Upon fulfilling their promise to remain drugand crime-free and maintain good grades, these students receive a tuition scholarship for a Florida state college. The opportunity that Take Stock provides is a promise, explains Susan McManus, president of The Education Foundation of Collier County. Its a pact between the student who works hard, the family who supports the student, the mentor who cares and helps the student navigate, teachers and school teams that provide a supportive context, individuals in the community who provide financial support and caring staff people who keepSEE CHILDREN, A12 With an estimated 3,500 in Florida, The Naples Zoo adds another pair Black bearthe{essentials}BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ AVID TETZLAFF IS BULLISH on bears. Mr. Tetzlaff, director of The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, has ample reason for his enthusiasm. He and his staff are putting final touches on a new black bear habitat that, when it opens May 23, will be the largest such exhibit at any zoo east of the Mississippi River. As it turns out, the opening of the exhibit coincides with a spate of news stories about the wanderings of black bears in Southwest Florida and the dangers of bear and human encounters in densely populated areas. In recent weeks, there have been reports of a bear foraging in a Dumpster near Metro Parkway in Fort Myers. On May 7, a San Carlos man was arrested and charged with killing an 80-pound bear that had ventured near the mans home. And earlier this year in Collier County, two bears were killed, presumably by gunshot, then dumped alongside State Road 29. Authorities theorize theD Gary Morse, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission We have never had a bear attack in Florida. PHOTO BY LORI YOUNGThis young black bear is one of two that will reside in the Black Bear Hammock exhibit that opens Saturday at The Naples Zoo.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 FADE IN: INTERIOR, PUBLIC SCHOOL, NAPLES MORNING. Its the first day of the 2010 school year in Ms. Steadfasts room, 24 sweating 10-year-olds stare in stunned silence at their new teacher. The fifth-graders shift their gazes restlessly from her to what appears to be a human head on the wall a head closely resembling that of the previous years art teacher, Ms. Davidson, flawlessly preserved, with dyed magenta hair, blue eyes and a pleasant smile. Elsewhere, the walls are festooned with numbers and letters and a variety of enlarged images and photos of endangered animals and historic American moments or people: Abraham Lincoln, a soup line, Eleanor Roosevelt; panthers, indigo snakes, snail kites; Marines raising the flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the most prominent photo of all, a generic image of young Americans in hats and gowns grinning exuberantly at graduation. The children stand in front of desks designed for small people. But only a single chair appears in the room, behind the teachers large desk in the front. There are no chairs for the children. VOICE FROM A SPEAKER IN THE WALL: Boys and girls, teachers and staff, parents: Welcome. This year we in Collier will do what our fellow citizens in Lee, to the north of us, did last year in 2009. We will make do! As your principal, I welcome you to Neapolitan Elementary School to begin the 2010-2011 school year. I ask you all to practice patience and remember: Success is only determined by YOU and ME and ALL OF US. IF you try hard EVERY single day, you will succeed, with or without books, with or without art teachers, with or without chairs, all of which we will have to make do without this year, like Lee County schools did last year. But at Neapolitan, we dont make excuses. We make successes, and successes do not depend on how much money state and county education officials have cut from our budget. Thank you, and have a good day at Neapolitan, where EVERY day is a good day, and EVERY meal is a banquet, and EVERY opportunity is an opportunity to SUCCEED! WALL SPEAKER GROWS SILENT MS. STEADFAST, ADDRESSING CHILDREN: In my class, we will ALL start with the same standing this year. And we will finish with the same standing. None of us will sit, not even me. And we will succeed! SHE WALKS BEHIND HER DESK AND DRAGS OUT THE CHAIR. IT HAS THREE LEGS. MS. STEADFAST: Do you see this chair, boys and girls? It only has three legs. Thats because I decided to cut off the fourth leg. Since the school district sold your chairs and you wont be able to sit, I wont sit either. Do you notice the strips of duct tape I have placed in a row on my desk? They will be very useful, as I will demonstrate. A BOY, DEEPERS NASHTON, RAISES HIS HAND AND BEGINS SPEAKING IN A RUSH: Ms. Studly, I mean Steadpissed, I mean, um, Ms. Steadfast, why are there no chairs, and where are the books and the paper, and, ah, why is that head of Ms. Davidson on the wall and where is the rest of Ms. Davidson, and um, where are the pencils and crayons and things, and why is there no more television screen and where are the computers, and um, and is the air conditioning going to start? MS. STEADFAST, SWEATING AND SCOWLING: Mr. Nashton! Did I give you permission to speak? No, I did not. But I will tell you how this year is going to work. SHE STOOPS BEHIND HER DESK AND THEN STANDS UP AGAIN. In one hand she balances a large stack of fresh leaves the size of dinner plates, taken from a fully mature, native sea grape tree. In the other hand she carries a large, clear plastic bag, containing about 25 straight razors commingled with an assortment of goose quills. She puts the leaves and the bag on the corner of her desk, then selects a leaf and a razor. MS. STEADFAST:This is a sea grape leaf from the wonderful and hardy native plant, coccoloba uvifera. We will be using these leaves throughout the year for all our VERY SUCCESSFUL exercises. They are much better than paper, especially when used with human blood. You take a razor like thisMS. STEADFAST HOLDS UP A RAZOR IN ONE HAND AND EXTENDS HER OTHER ARM. And you make a nice slender line like this. SHE OPENS A CLEAN, 1-INCH INCISION IN HER FOREARM. And then you put the blood in a neat pool, like this SHE EJECTS A THIN STREAM OF BLOOD INTO A POOL ON THE DESK, THEN CLAMPS THE WOUND SHUT WITH A STRIP OF DUCT TAPE. Do you see the duct tape working there? Ask your parents to buy it for you, because the school district cannot provide it. Now you take a quill SHE GRABS A GOOSE QUILL. And you dip it in the homemade ink, like this SHE DIPS IT IN THE BLOOD. And you write your name on the top of each leaf. I will give a zero to any student who fails to write his or her name at the top, in blood. I mean, in homemade ink. SUDDENLY, THE MAGNIFICENT HEAD OF MS. DAVIDSON CRASHES TO THE FLOOR. TWO CHILDREN FAINT. MS. STEADFAST, SHOUTING LIKE A DRILL INSTRUCTOR: And no fainting! The school district cannot provide school nurses this year, and I will have no fainting in my class! MS. STEADFAST FAINTS AS BLOOD CONTINUES TO FLOW FROM HER ARM. FADE TO BLACK. COMMENTARY Sunshine State Horror Flick, September 2010 (screenplay) w t w N t p rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 General ManagerShelley Lund slund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Pierce Reporters & ColumnistsRoger Williams Nancy Stetson Karen Feldman Peg Goldberg Longstreth Bill Cornwell Lois Bolin Alysia Shivers Artis Henderson Evan Williams Jim McCrackenPhotographersJim McLaughlin Amanda HartmanContributing PhotographersJerry Smith Peggy Farren Nancy Neal Marla Ottenstein Lori YoungCopy EditorCathy CottrillProductionAlex Perez Amanda Hartman Kim Boone Jon Colvin Iris RiddleCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationJohn Noe Paul Neumann Rod Irvin Francie Moser Sherry NeumannAccount ExecutivesTauna Schott Melanie Glisson Nicole Masse Matt Akers makers@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2009 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On May 21, 2000, the bones of President James Garfields spine, with a bullet hole, are put on display as part of an exhibit at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. The museum also owns some of Lincolns skull fragments and President Eisenhowers gallstones. On May 22, 1967, a fire at the LInnovation department store in Brussels, Belgium, kills 322 people on the first day of a heavily promoted American fashion exhibition. Despite speculation that the fire was a deliberate anti-U.S. action, most of the available evidence pointed to an electrical fire. On May 23, 1933, TV actress Joan Collins is born. In 1990, Random House offered Collins $4 million in a two-book deal, paying a $1.2 million advance, with the rest due on delivery of the manuscripts. When Collins turned in the first book, the publishing house claimed the manuscript was unreadable and sued for the return of the advance. On May 24, 1899, the first public parking garage in the United States is established in Boston by W.T. McCullough as the Back Bay Cycle and Motor Company. McCullough advertised the garages opening as a stable for renting, sale, storage and repair of motor vehicles. OPINION A blow for income equalityWhy complain about the financial crisis? By liberalisms standards, it has been a swift sword of economic justice, working to equalize wealth more rapidly than any policy short of summary execution of the rich. Why settle for raising tax rates on capital gains from 15 percent to 20 percent, when capital gains can be eliminated entirely? Why trifle with the tax treatment of compensation at hedge funds, when funds themselves can disappear into oblivion? Why increase the estate tax, when peoples fortunes can be reduced by a half in a matter of months without the inconvenience of waiting for anyone to die? America experienced a financial decapitation in 2008. We saw $11 trillion in wealth disappear, an astonishing 18 percent. The destroyed wealth equals the combined annual output of Germany, Japan and the U.K., according to The Wall Street Journal. And theres nothing to soak the rich quite like a financial meltdown. Obama economic guru Larry Summers explained why the downturn has hit the wealthy particularly hard in a recent speech. He noted that the incomes of the top 1 percent of earners had been soaring because of rising asset prices and the fact that financial-sector profits exploded to the point to where they represented 40 percent of all corporate profits in 2006. Summers remarks carried an unmistakable undertone problem solved. The consulting firm Oliver Wyman estimates the rich have lost a quarter of their wealth in the crisis. Of course, the economic carnage hasnt been limited to the top. Ordinary people have pensions and 401(k)s invested in the markets; they own homes whose values have plummeted; and they have lost their jobs. Their suffering is the tragedy of this trickledown bust.But if, in the abstract, liberals were given a deal in which economic inequality was reduced from its levels of the 1990s and 2000s, but at the price of 8.5 percent unemployment, wouldnt they take it? Isnt that the basic bargain embraced in the European model they so adore? Less wealth, less inequality, less employment recession-era America already has some of the characteristics of a European social democracy. This is the deeper way in which the Obama administration doesnt want to let a crisis go to waste. It wants a new economy, built on sustainable growth and more widely shared wealth. The assumption is that with higher taxes and more regulation, the administration can foster growth without too many people getting unduly rich. The risk is putting growth on a permanently lower trajectory and creating a version of Winston Churchills socialism, which he defined as the equal sharing of miseries. The last Democratic president, Bill Clinton, campaigned slamming the greed and inequality of the Reagan years, but by the end of his administration was telling advisers that rapid economic growth was the best of all social programs. Barack Obama doesnt want to make such a capitulation to the market, but instead tame and fine-tune it in accord with his social ends. Creating a new capitalism is a genuinely audacious goal. Give Obama this: When it comes to equalizing wealth, the financial crisis has given him a head start. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review and co-author of the new spy thriller Banquos Ghosts.BY RICH LOWRYGive Obama this: When it comes to equalizing wealth, the financial crisis has given him a head start...Southwest Floridas population includes a large number of retirees, people with a wealth of knowledge gathered through a lifetime of employment in a variety of businesses. This knowledge is something that cannot be found in textbooks. Real life experiences in a work environment constitute fascinating lessons in the school of life. Students in our schools today face career hurdles like none most of us have had to face. The economy has reduced job availability, and competition for both entry into colleges and for jobs gets bigger every year. Would you have benefitted when you were in school, if someone with your lifelong experience had become a mentor to you? That is past history, but you can do this for youngsters who today are preparing to enter the workforce or to go for a higher education. How? Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, an organization that mentors students from kindergarten through high school, cannot do its job without your help. As a volunteer Junior Achievement mentor, you will have the opportunity to share your vast business experience and knowledge with students eager to learn. Your own experiences about specific situations will make the lesson come to life. And whats in it for you? The satisfaction of helping eager students learn about life in the real world. The satisfaction of knowing that your knowledge is again being put to use to make these youngsters more knowledgeable. It will also help you stay young! Working with kids in this manner is like a youth elixir. You will come away from mentoring sessions feeling you have accomplished something worthwhile, and you will feel good for having done so. So, please share your vast experience with these kids. You will find them to be like a sponge waiting to soak up the knowledge you can impart. They will show their gratitude by being attentive and by asking for as much information as you are able to provide. Vicki Tracy, community relations manager at Bentley Village, and I are working with Junior Achievement to enroll new volunteers for this program. If you are interested or if you would like more information, please call either Ms. Tracy at 598-3153, ext. 140, or me at 254-8116. If you know you are ready to make such a wonderful contribution, contact Victoria Stephan or Karen Hargrove at Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, 225-2590. Max J. Kalm, a resident of Bentley Village, has discovered his fountain of youth through Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida.Volunteering for Junior Achievement can lead to the fountain of youthGUEST OPINION BY MAX J. KALM____________________Special to Florida Weekly


al Parks Get a sneak peek of the new Ken Burns film, The National Parks: Americas Best Idea, a 12-hour, six-part documentary series that premieres in September. MONDAY, MAY 25 8 p.m. Antiques Roadshow: Hartford, Hour 3 A 19th-century Duncan Phyfe dressing table and a watercolor signed by Katharine Hepburn. 10 p.m., Hallowed Grounds There are 23 World War I and World War II American military cemeteries overseas. Rare visits to some of these extraordinary places are interwoven with interviews with historians and witnesses to the wars and the creation of the cemeteries. TUESDAY, MAY 26 8 p.m., NOVA: Ocean Animal Emergency A San Francisco veterinarian treats sea lions sickened by toxic algae blooms caused by pollutants. 10 p.m., American Masters: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Everyone from Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks helps tell the story of the folk artists career, his impact and experiences. WEDNESDAY, MAY 278 p.m., Great Performances: In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams In a journey reminiscent of the unexpected zeitgeist success of Hair, A Chorus Line and Rent, the story behind the success of In the Heights. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 NEWS A5 We Will BEAT Euro Kitchen Designs 234.1587 | M-F 9-5pm | Sat 10-5pm|| Up to 65% off select designs ask for details BEFORE THE STORM & HEAT WAVE WINDOWS & STORM PROTECTIONStorm Protection as low as $10per sq.ft$1500 Energy Tax Credit*ACT NOW! www.clearchoice-sw .com Locally Owned & OperatedCALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE VISIT US ONLINE*set appointment for details $ 185 ANY SIZEWHITE VINYL SINGLE HUNG REPLACEMENT WINDOWSUp to 52 Wide, Dual Pane Plus Standard Installation. 4 Window Minimum Impact Resistant WindowsAVAILABLE This week on WGCU TV THURSDAY, MAY 21 8 p.m., Live from Lincoln Center: The New York City Ballets Romeo & Juliet Peter Martins interpretation of Prokofievs Romeo and Juliet features music by Prokofiev and Sterling Hyltin as the lead dancer. Peter Martins choreographs. FRIDAY, MAY 22 8:30 p.m., Untold Stories: Paradise? Or Paradise Lost? The Story of Captiva The legendary history of Southwest Floridas famed barrier island, Captiva. SATURDAY, MAY 23 11 p.m., Austin City Limits: The Dixie Chicks Old favorites and new classics from the groups defiant, triumphant new album, Taking the Long Way. SUNDAY, MAY 24 8 p.m., National Memorial Day Concert This 20th annual event, cohosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, features a mix of dramatic readings, documentary footage and live musical performances, along with an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists. Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., the National Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of Erich Kunzel to salute American military personnel. 9:30 p.m., PBS Previews: The Nation-

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009, 2009 in June.Besides working at Barnes & Noble during the day, he maintains a blog about sports, www.timestopsfornoone., and summons the higher powers of literature and journalism sometime after sunset. In the great tradition of writers, I write about as close to midnight as possible, he says. 15 MINUTES can work in your car, he says. Originally, he had wanted to be a sportswriter. Growing up near the Appalachian Mountains in Kingsport, Tenn., he was a basketball fan. Kingsport was a classic, one-company town he recalls. All the roads bottomed out at (Eastman Chemical Company). I wanted to leave, broaden my horizons. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a journalism degree and worked for small daily and weekly papers in Tennessee before driving his Nissan to Florida in 2004. He worked at a thrice-weekly paper in Sebring before coming to Fort Myers. After leaving the newspaper business, Mr. Myron gained some perspective on it by working as a media coordinator for Jeff George, a Cape Coral resident who ran a congressional campaign against Connie Mack and others last year. It was very enlightening to see it from the other side, he says.Although his book is taking up a lot of his spare time, hes getting married Writers like to hang out at Barnes & Noble, maybe drawing energy from all the condensed greatness. Franz Kafka and Ernest Hemingway overlook the coffee shop in mural form. George Orwells is just steps away. Store clerk Chuck Myron counts that book as one of his favorites. Mr. Myron, 29, is writing his own full-length, nonfiction book. A critique of how the media cover politics, it draws on his nearly 10 years in the newspaper industry. When I really started to get committed to this book, he says, I said Even if its just for 10 minutes per day, Ill mentally chain myself to that chair, as if it were something as basic as brushing my teeth. (Writing) is just something I do on a daily basis A book is an intimidating thing, especially if youve never written one before, he adds. So far, I feel like I have a pretty good manuscript. Right now Im connecting the dots, finishing it up. Then Ill go into a revision stage. Slated to be finished late this year, the book is in part about how Mr. Myrons view of journalism changed after he worked as a mobile journalist or mojo for The News-Press in Fort Myers. He was featured in a 2006 Washington Post story about this new style of reporting in which journalists write dispatches from their cars or wherever and file them directly to the Internet. Occasionally, the stories become hard copy in a newspaper.A picture of Mr. Myron from the Post story shows him sitting in his grey Nissan with a laptop, phone pressed to his ear.That was part of the big thrust of mobile journalism, he says. You can do it from your car. As a mojo, there was pressure to produce stories every few hours, even if they were trivial. Material included: hunky fire fighters making a calendar, nursery school field trips and garage sales. At an elementary school pep rally for the FCAT, he reported on how one of the drama teachers dressed up as a cat He was an FCAT. I had the directive, If its anything, its news, he says, He was required to publish four stories per day on The News-Press Web site, complete with cropped pictures and cutlines or live video.It was a struggle, he says. I didnt want to cover stuff that wasnt news. It wasnt fun. It wasnt what I envisioned. What he had envisioned was something closer to classic journalism: investigative, public service pieces. Ones you didnt have to plug in to read. Feeling burned out and stressed out, Mr. Myron left the job for health reasons. Theres only so long you Every day he writes the bookBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comChuck MyronEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY



PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 two bears had been killed elsewhere and then transported to the dumping site.Bears in the backyardIn addition to entertaining visitors, the 15,000-square-foot Black Bear Hammock at the zoo will educate them about the behavior of the animals with which they share their Southwest Florida backyards. The zoos education philosophy is to balance science with fun and facts that visitors can use to guide their decisions as consumers. I want people to respect animals, not be afraid of them, Mr. Tetzlaff says. You cant appreciate animals if youre afraid of them. As much trouble as were having these days with habitat laws and endangered and threatened species, if people are afraid of these animals, they are not going to care about their survival. Black Bear Hammock will be home to Toby and Anna, young black bears that came to the zoo a year ago in June. Theyre both about 4 years old. He tips the scales at nearly 300 pounds; she weighs about 165 pounds. The life expectancy for black bears is 15-30 years, and they can reach 500 pounds. These bears were in dire circumstances before they came here, Mr. Tetzlaff says. They were in a private facility, in a backyard, and it was substandard. Their owner died, and they could have been euthanized. Theyre lucky; they got a new lease on life, and they will live in the best bear exhibit in North America. Come Saturday, Toby and Anna will make themselves at home in the zoos new $750,000 exhibit that has two distinct areas: one that replicates a hardwood hammock ecosystem in the wild, and another set up to look like a suburban backyard complete with a picnic table and a trash can just steps from a screened lanai. We set it up to look like a backyard for a reason, Mr. Tetzlaff says. We want people to see this and realize that, yes, a bear could come into my backyard. That is very important. The purpose of this habitat other than entertainment is to teach people how to live with bears. At home here, naturallyMany Floridians erroneously believe that bears are only found in the northern United States and Canada. It shocks some to discover that Florida boasts a substantial bear population. People can live in this area all of their lives and still be unaware that we have bears in Collier County and Lee County and all over Southwest Florida, Mr. Tetzlaff says. They can live in British Columbia, and they can live in Big Cypress. And this isnt something new. The bears have been here forever. Although no one knows an exact count, he estimates the Southwest Florida black bear population to be between 500 and 1,000 bears. Despite that substantial number, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has no cases of black bear attacks on record anywhere in the state. The FWC has, however, seen an increase in bear-related calls in recent years. Most of the encounters in this area are a result of a bear looking for food or just exploring, Mr. Tetzlaff says. They are not looking to harm. Even so, that does not negate the need for caution when an encounter with a black bear occurs, he stresses. Many people look at the black bear as cute, like a teddy bear They see grizzlies as ferocious and black bears as cuddly. But statistically, black bears injure or kill more people than grizzlies. Mr. Tetzlaff, an avid bow hunter, has had six encounters with bears while in the woods, and none turned ugly. Most of the time nothing occurs, but if an encounter gets bad, it gets bad fast, he says. His recommendations for anyone who encounters a bear, either in the wild or in a backyard: Dont engage the bear. Just leave it alone. Do nothing to provoke it or attract it. If a bear comes for you, youre in trouble, he says, adding the animals can lumber along at 30 miles an hour and can climb a 100-foot-tall tree in 30 seconds. You cant outrun a bear, and by turning and attempting to flee you are acting like prey. So if a bear does attack, Mr. Tetzlaff advises, Act big, act tough and yell at it. If that doesnt discourage the animal, he adds, Fighting back is advisable.Smart tacticsThe educational emphasis in the backyard portion of the Black Bear Hammock exhibit will be on things Southwest Florida residents can do to discourage bear encounters close to home. Zoo visitors will watch the bears through windows resembling slidingglass patio doors. On the other side, Toby and Anna will investigate food left out on the picnic table, check out the plastic wading pool (actually a bear-strength concrete replica), rummage through a non-bear-proof garbage can, climb on the timber play structure, dig in the sand and just relax in the shade all of which could happen in a real Southwest Florida backyard. Unprotected garbage and other food sources represent timesaving meals for bears. For example, a couple of slices of leftover pizza could save a bear from foraging for about 750 acorns; a half-full, 25-pound bag of dog food or bird seed in a screened-in porch could mean a bear doesnt have to find 5,000 acorns. So, Mr. Tetzlaff says: If you feed your pets outside, bring the food in when they are finished. If youve got a barbecue grill, put it away, dont leave it out. Whether the grill has food on it or not, the bear can smell it a mile away. Keep your bird feeder someplace where a bear cannot easily get to it. Dont put your garbage out at night; put it out in the morning. Interpretive graphics and interactive flip panels throughout Black Bear Hammock will educate visitors about all of the above. The good news is that steps taken to prevent bears from becoming nuisance animals also prevent other species such as raccoons, skunks, fox, opossums, mice and rats from becoming problems. This also decreases human and pet exposure to diseases like rabies and damage to crops and property.The family zoo experienceThe opening of Black Bear Habitat coincides with the 40th anniversary of The Naples Zoo, the brainchild of Mr. Tetzlaffs father, a 6-foot-6-inch-tall swashbuckler known as Jungle Larry. A Cleveland newspaper said that Jungle Larry lived a life as big as legend as an animal trainer, expedition leader and conservationist. He appeared in three Tarzan movies, wrestling with alligators as a stand-in for Johnny Weissmuller.In 1967, Jungle Larry and his wife, Nancy, who was nicknamed Safari Jane, happened across what was then the Caribbean Gardens in Naples and saw the potential for bigger things. They saw this little attraction, which didnt have any animals it was just trees and some birds at that time and they thought it would a really neat place to put wild animals, Mr. Tetzlaff recalls. Two years later, the Tetzlaffs bought the small attraction, introduced animals and named it Jungle Larrys Zoological Park. From those humble beginnings, The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens has emerged. It encompasses 43 acres, about 30 of which are in active use, employs some 50 people and has an annual operating budget of about $4 million. New attractions, such as the Black Bear Hammock, are financed through donations and grants. Since 2005, the zoo has operated as a nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, something that only 10 percent of the zoos in the United States can boast. More than 260,000 people visited the zoo last year, and Mr. Tetzlaff expects attendance to spike this year because of the bear habitat and, oddly enough, the struggling economy. I think people are looking for things to do close to home that dont involve as much travel and expense, he says. The zoo is still a Tetzlaff family affair. Mr. Tetzlaffs brother Tim, wife Kelly, and son Sasha all hold staff positions. Before becoming zoo director, Mr. Tetzlaff, who is 46 years old, followed his fathers footsteps and was an animal trainer yes, one of those guys with a whip and a chair who specialized in big cats. He gave up the excitement of animal training for the administrative work of running the zoo, and despite his love of animal training hasnt looked back. I hope to do this the rest of my life, he says. And I hope we can keep getting better. For me to walk away from this or not do the very best I can would be disrespecting everything my parents worked for and built. David Tetzlaff, director of The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. BEARSFrom page 1 FWC has recommendations for when black bears threatenThe recent killing of a black bear by a San Carlos Park man and the discovery earlier this year of two slain bears in Collier County underscore the need for Floridians to understand that such action is only permissible if the animal poses a threat, according Gary Morse, a Lakeland-based spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (In the San Carlos Park) case, we have determined that the bear was not threatening, Mr. Morse says. Kevin Doerr shot the bear in the head with a .44 Magnum handgun near his home. FWC of cers arrested Mr. Doerr, who was released on $1,500 bond. No arrests have been made in the case of two bears killed by gunshots that were found in Collier County alongside State Road 29 back in January. Because they are considered by the state to be a protected species, the unprovoked killing of a black bear is a serious matter. Its a third-degree felony, which carries the possibility of a $5,000 ne and ve years in prison. If a bear actually poses a threat, a killing can be justi ed, Morse says. As an example, he points to the case of Jerry Lee Cash, a 60-year-old Santa Rosa County farmer who last week shot and killed a bear on his property. The bear had killed seven of the farmers goats. Mr. Cash had called the FWC twice to complain about the bear and seek advice. He had implemented the FWCs recommendations, which included the installation of an electric fence and moving goats to a more secure area, but the bear was not deterred. Mr. Cash shot the bear as it was attacking one of his goats. In this case, the bear truly was a threat, and it even got by the electric fence, Mr. Morse says. So we are not charging (Mr. Cash) because he was justi ed in his action. The number of encounters involving bears and humans is increasing, but that is no cause for alarm, Mr. Morse says. It takes about 30 square miles of land to support a bear, he explains. So its not unusual that, in a heavily populated environment, one will occasionally stray into spaces normally occupied by humans. Weve never had a bear attack in Florida, he points out. Bears generally are very shy and seek to avoid people. It doesnt take much to scare one off. If a bear winds up in your backyard, he adds, You shouldnt be frightened. Its probably just wandering through, looking for food. Leave the bear alone. Dont approach it or run toward it. And never, under any circumstance, feed a bear. If a bear appears menacing, call the FWC wildlife hotline at (888) 404-3922. BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ Bear dos and dontsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommends the following for what to do should you meet a black bear: Stop. Stand still. Talk to the bear in a calm, monotone voice. If you are in a group, only one person should be the bear talker, as several people talking will likely sound contentious to a bear, no matter what you are saying. Dont approach any closer, and dont whip out your camera and start taking pictures. Its important not to make any sudden or abrupt movements. Let the bear see you are a human and mean no harm, by slowly waving your arms and continuing to talk in a low, rm monotone voice. Dont offer the bear any food. Avoid direct eye contact. Bears and many other animals may view this as hostile or aggressive behavior. If the bear stands up, he is only trying to see you better to gure out what you are and assess whether or not you are a threat. Dont run. Running triggers a chase response in many animals, including bears. If the bear paws the ground, huffs and puffs, clacks and snorts, or runs directly at you, hes doing what is called a bluff charge to try to scare you off. If you stand your ground, the bear will probably stop a few feet from you and turn the other direction and run away. No matter what happens, do not run away. After the bear gets back to where he started from, you can continue slowly backing away, talking and waving your arms. He may bluff charge you several times until he is comfortable turning his back on you and leaving. Dont climb a tree. Mother black bears often send their cubs up a tree when they sense danger. You dont want to end up a tree with a couple of cubs whose mother is waiting patiently below for you all to come down. Dont play dead. Back away and be prepared to stop and hold your ground if your movement away seems to irritate instead of calm the bear. Clacking teeth, popping noises, moaning, woo ng or barking sounds are all vocal cues that mean the bear is as uncomfortable with the situation as you are. They are not indications of aggressive intent or an imminent attack. Truly aggressive black bears are eerily silent. If a black bear attacks you: Fight back. Even if you dont have bear repellent spray, people have successfully fended off black bears using their bare hands, rocks, backpacks and even water bottles.Source: PHOTO COURTESY LORI YOUNG


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 NEWS A11 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN A family tradition continues at the Third Street Farmers Marketment protection, built a church to serve the settlers and converted a few wild souls.When Father Grey petitioned for a local post office, one of his parishioners, 13-year-old Rose Brown (one of Williams 10 children), suggested he name the settlement Immokalee my home in Seminole. In an interview in Untold Stories: The Outpost of Opportunity, Bill Steel, historic preservation officer for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, said the lives of everyone connected with the Everglades changed when Napoleon Broward, the new governor of Florida, revived the Federal Swamp and Overflow Act. When Mr. Brown learned of the governors plan, his business instincts led him to understand that the draining of the swamp eventually would end his tradition of trading in alligator hides and lucrative bird plumes. In 1905, Mr. Brown sold his original trading post/boat landing and moved back into Gopher Ridge. His longtime customers, Seminoles and settlers alike, continued to trade with him.Modern day trading post As Ms. Brown hustles about at the Saturday morning farmers market talking to customers, bagging vegetables and answering questions, I cant help but think that William H. Brown would be mighty proud of his great granddaughter, who was recently elected to the Immokalee Fire District with 64 percent of the votes.Hardworking and trustworthy seem to be a Brown family tradition that goes back to the days of Gopher Ridge. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit Saturday morning, Pam Brown drivers her truck to the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas and sets up for the farmers market hosted by the Third Street Merchants Association. She didnt grow the produce, nor did she harvest it, but in the tradition of her great grandfather, who back in 1885 set up William H. Browns Landing near what today is Immokalee, Ms. Brown carts her neighbors produce to market, carrying forth four generations of tradition in a pioneer Immokalee family.Gopher Ridge evolvesIn 1850, to encourage settlements across America, Congress passed the Federal Swamp and Overflow Act to deed swamp and overflow lands to the states that had them. Florida received 20 million acres from Orlando south, including the Everglades. There was one catch: The state had to raise the money to build canals and levees that would make that land suitable for civilization by selling off the land to private investors. The Civil War interrupted this governmental activity, however, and in 1861 Gopher Ridge, a settlement that was discovered by a Confederate cattle battalion ordered to round up wild cattle to feed Southerners during the war, took on a life of its own. For years the settlement grew, attracting former Cow Calvary soldiers and adventurous individuals looking to make their way in this frontier that offered some promise of a new life, BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyPam Brown at the modern day Third Street South Farmers Market. COURTESY PHOTOfood and unclaimed cattle that still roamed the area.William Browns Landing One of those brave pioneers was William H. Brown. Ms. Brown says her Great Grandfather Bill, who left home in England at age 14, was a clever man. He quickly picked up the Seminole language, which made him a white man the Seminoles believed they could trust to transport their furs and hides into Fort Myers on an ox cart (a 10-day journey) and return with supplies in exchange. In Floridas Seminole Wars 18171858, author Joe Knetsch says the Seminoles learned from experience that when white settlers came too close, it was time to move. So as Gopher Ridge became more popular, the Native Americans retreated farther into the Everglades. With 10 children to care for and his customers moving deeper into the Glades, Mr. Brown decided to establish William H. Browns Landing, about 30 miles southeast of Gopher Ridge, as a home for his family and a business where Seminoles and white settlers were all treated alike. Browns Landing still shows up on maps today, along Alligator Alley near the entrance to Big Cypress Preserve.In 1891, the Womens National Indian Association was formed to protect the Seminoles from the influx of white settlers. 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PAGE 12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 all of these pieces moving in sync. The Education Foundation funds and administers the TSIC program in public middle and high schools throughout Collier County, except for in Immokalee, where The Immokalee Foundation funds and operates a TSIC program exclusively for Immokalee middle and high school students. The 2009 TSIC graduating class in Collier County consists of 11 young men and women; 18 Immokalee High School seniors will receive TSCI diplomas. These proud and accomplished young adults come from different backgrounds and have all had challenges in their young lives. They have learned that the American Dream exists, and that an entire community cares about them and their success. They understand that the community has invested in a partnership to support their success through education, and that their responsibility in the partnership has been doing the hard work to earn that education. Congratulations to them all. KATHERINE ARNOLD Mentor: Mary Lynn Hill Scholarship sponsor: Gordon and Marti Watson Graduating from: Naples High School College choice: Florida Gulf Coast University Field of interest: Early Education TAYLER CARRAWAY Mentor: Anna L. Liu Scholarship sponsor: Mort and Myra Friedman Graduating from: Naples High School College choice: Edison State College/ Florida Gulf Coast University JOHANNA CAROLINA CORNEJO Mentors: Greg and Jona Kimbrough Scholarship sponsor: North Naples Rotary Program sponsor: The vonArx Family Foundation Graduating from: Naples High School College choice: Edison State College CALEB REED EILER Mentor: Jory Westberry Scholarship sponsor: Willis and Joyce Heim Graduating from: Lely High School College choice: University of Florida Field of interest: civil engineering FRANK GUTIERREZ Mentor: Joe Finley Scholarship sponsor: Men of Distinction Alumni Graduating from: Naples High School College choice: Florida Gulf Coast University Field of interest: psychology LAURA ALICIA HERNANDEZ Mentor: Eleanor Taft Scholarship sponsor: Willis and Joyce Heim Program sponsor: Lavern Gaynor Graduating from: Naples High School College choice: Edison State College Field of interest: criminal justice KELLY LAUREN HURLBUTT Mentor: Dori Wexelbaum Scholarship sponsor: Gordon and Marti Watson Graduating from: Barron Collier High School College choice: Florida Atlantic University Field of interest: Accounting MAUREENE OCTAVE-ANNORAT Mentor: Lenore C. Mattoff Scholarship sponsor: Gordon and Marti Watson Program Sponsor: The Education Foundation of Collier County Graduating from: Golden Gate High School College choice: Undecided Field of interest: psychology MELISSA OLIVAREZ Mentor: Nancy Squittieri Scholarship sponsor: Gordon and Marti Watson Graduating from: Naples High School College choice: Edison State College DJEUNIE SAINT LOUIS Mentor: Brenda Ruth Scholarship sponsor: Gordon and Marti Watson Graduating from: Golden Gate High School College choice: U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School (West Point Prep) GINA SHINE Mentor: Sandy Waite Scholarship sponsor: The Buck Family Foundation Program Sponsor: Bonita Bay Group Graduating from: Lely High School College choice: Edison State CollegeJESUS ABARCA Mentor: Bill Forbes Additional scholarships: Bright Futures, Tutor Corp Guadalupe Scholarship School activities: National BETA Club Community service: 450 hours logged through his high school career College choice: Florida Gulf Coast University YEIMI CASTENEDA Mentor: Heather Olson School activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ave Maria Mentoring Club, Renaissance Club Volunteer activities: The Learning Spot after-school program College choice: Florida Gulf Coast University PEGGY CESAR Mentor: Courtney Cassidy School activities: Student Accountability Board, Executive Board, National BETA Club, Choir, Renaissance Club School awards: Student Accountability Award, Athletic Achievement Award, Best Attendance Award Community service: Cyprus Runs, Feed the Families, Youth Gospel Choir College choice: Edison State College WILDA CHARLES Mentor: Lisa Souza Additional scholarship: Bright Futures School activities: Executive Board, Golf, Prom Committee, Scholars Club, Key Club, Young Life Volunteer activities: 100 hours logged, Club Chapter Volunteer Award College choice: Edison State College Field of interest: certified nurse midwife GAELLE COLAS Mentor: Amey Williams School accomplishments: Highest honor roll throughout her high school career Awards: CCPS district FBLA Entrepreneur Award, Smith College Book Award College choice: Smith College CAROLEE CONDE Mentor: Margie Nelson Additional scholarships: HOPE Scholarship, Criminal Justice Scholarship Community involvement: Tutors second graders, Christian Youth Group School choice: Edison State College DAVID CORNELIO Mentor: Darrell MirroAdditional scholarships: Bank ScholarshipSchool activities: Band College choice: Santa Fe Community College Field of interest: veterinary medicine ASHLEY DESIR Mentor: Doris Wiggins Additional scholarship: Nursing Scholarship Community involvement: Habitat for Humanity, Immokalee Middle School volunteer College of choice: Daytona Beach State College MARISON DIAZ Mentor: Severa Navarro Additional scholarship: Tutor Corp Guadalupe Scholarship School activities: Captain of the Cheerleading Squad, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Accountability Board, National BETA Club, Homecoming Queen, Renaissance Academic Honors Club Community involvement: Church Youth Leader, Relay for Life, Feed the Families, Thanksgiving at the Park, Cypress Run College of choice: Florida Gulf Coast University GUILENE GREFIN Mentor: Amey Williams Additional scholarship: Tutor Corp Guadalupe Scholarship School activities: National BETA Club, Student Government vice president, Executive Board vice president, Immokalee High School Restructuring Committee Community service: Relay for Life, celebrating holidays with the elderly, cleaning up the cemetery, tutoring her peers and elementary students College of choice: University of Central Florida CARLYN HERARD Mentor: Jennifer Bycoski Academic distinction: High honor roll College of choice: Ave Maria University RUBEN LUCIO JR. Mentor: Christopher Adbo Academic achievement: High honor roll School activities: Future Builders of AmericaSchool of choice: Florida State UniversityField of interest: civil engineering JOSE MARTINEZ Mentor: Bill Forbes School activities: National BETA Club, Academic Team, Executive Board Community involvement: Relay for Life, Feed the Families, Cypress Run, tutoring at Farm Workers Village College of choice: University of Florida Field of interest: Medicine SERGIO MARTINEZ Mentor: Bobby Gonzalez Additional scholarships: Forum Club, Albert Lee Wright Southern Scholarship, Tutor Corp Guadalupe Scholarship, Ronald McDonald, Founders Fund School activities: National BETA Club, Executive Board, Future Builders of America, Mu Alpha Theta, College Reach Out Program, baseball Academic awards: Harvard Book Award, National Honor Roll, Whos Who Among High School Students Community involvement: Relay for Life, Thanksgiving at the Park, cemetery clean-up, Feed the Families, Pop Warner concession stands, tutoring at Pinecrest Elementary School School of choice: University of Florida Field of interest: engineering MONICA MICHEL Mentor: Amey Williams Additional scholarship: Tutor Corp Guadalupe Scholarship School activities: National BETA Club, Executive Board School of choice: University of Central Florida Field of interest: communications and psychology AMALIO MONTEZ Mentor: Saintano Damas Additional scholarship: Gates Millenium Scholarship School activities: President of C.R.O.P., Academic Team captain, Scholars Club Community service: Habitat for Humanity, Christmas in the Park, Thanksgiving in the Park, The Womens Domestic Violence Fair School of choice: University of Florida Field of interest: pre-dentistry BRUNA PIERRE Mentor: Eugenia Burton School activities: National B.E.T.A Club, Student Government, Cross Country, Track and Field, Year Book, Scholars Club Community involvement: Tutor at the Guadalupe Center College choice: University of Central Florida JOANE PIERRE Mentor: Kelli West School activities: Cross Country and Track, National BETA Club, Student Government, Executive Board Community service: 150 hours logged School of choice: Jacksonville UniversityCHILDRENFrom page 1The Education Foundation of Collier CountyTake Stock in Children Class of 2009The Immokalee FoundationTake Stock in Children Class of 2009


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 The Naples Winter Wine Festival will hold its 10th anniversary event a celebration of a decade of success and a future of promise Jan. 29-31, 2010, with a theme of Expanding Horizons: Opportunities for Children to Soar! Chairmen for the 2010 event, Francis and Kathleen Rooney, have been trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the festivals founding organization, since 2004. Mr. Rooney is the CEO of Rooney Holdings Inc., and from 2005 to 2008 served as the United States Ambassador to the Holy See. Mrs. Rooney serves on the Advisory Council for the College of Arts and Letters of the University of Notre Dame and has been involved as a board member and event chair in numerous charitable organizations. To date, the festival has raised $74.5 million under the auction tent, with all proceeds going directly to charities benefiting underprivileged and at-risk children. It is ranked among the top 10 arts and entertainment events by the Luxury Institute, bringing together philanthropists, wine-and-food luminaries, celebrities and sports figures to unite around a common charitable objective. Attendance is limited to approximately 500 individuals. Tickets are $7,500 per couple and $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples. For a schedule of 2010 festivities and more information about the Naples Winter Wine Festival, visit or call (888) 837-4919. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has signed on as presenting sponsor for the grand opening of the expanded and renovated Naples Botanical Garden, a weeklong celebration coming up in November. Support from this company, recognized around the world for excellence, underscores the quality of our world-class project, says Brian Holley, executive director of the Garden.More than a decade in the making, the new Garden will include cultivated gardens of Brazil and the Caribbean, along with an interactive Childrens Garden and 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats. Grand opening activities will include: An afternoon-into-evening garden party Tuesday, Nov. 10 The sixth annual Hats in the Garden luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 11 A member preview party Friday, Nov. 13 The public grand opening and ribbon-cutting Saturday, Nov. 14, followed by a weekend full of family activities For more information, call 643-7275 or visit, where the Garden is virtually open. Naples Winter Wine Festival has dates, theme for 10th anniversaryScotts Miracle-Gro will help celebrate Gardens growth 12881 Metro Pkwy. Fort Myers, FL 33966 Mon.-Fri. 9am 5pm Sat 9-1PMSALE ENDS MAY 30, 2009. ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. AT ALUFAB HURRICANE SHUTTER DEPOTPRE HURRICANE SEASON COUNT DOWN ACCORDIONS $12.99 SQ. FT. ROLL DOWNS $ 19.99 SQ.FT.INCLUDES MATERIALS AND INSTALLATIONSTART COUNTING DOWN WITH US AT ALUFAB HURRICANE SHUTTER DEPOT12881 METRO PARKWAY, FT. MYERSTHATS NORTH OF DANIELS SOUTH OF CRYSTALCOME SEE OUR DISPLAYS AND SPEAK WITH OUR TRAINED SALES PROFESSIONALS. 239-334-2040 ONLYDAYS LEFT 10UNTIL THE SALE IS OVER SEDANS SUVs LIMOUSINES 32 PASSENGER VIP LIMO COACH LIMO SUVs TROLLEYS MOTOR COACHES CORPORATE TRANSPORTATION CALL FOR SPECIAL WEDDING PACKAGESEXECUTIVE SERVICES AND TRANSPORTATION, INC.THE MARINO GROUP, INC. Serving All Florida Coast to Coast


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 NEWS A17 Beth Krzyzkowski has joined the clinical staff at Youth Haven as an outpatient childrens behavioral health specialist. Ms. Krzyzkowski received her bachelors degree from Smith College and holds a masters of social work from Florida Atlantic University. She most recently was an outreach worker for the Domestic Violence Counseling Center in Lake Worth, Fla. She has strong Spanish speaking skills as well as a basic knowledge of the French language. For children whose primary language is Spanish, their ability to express their feelings comfortably and communicate deeper emotions is much easier when language barriers have been removed, says Dr. Michael DAmico, Youth Havens chief operating officer. Beths addition to our clinical staff opens doors to this growing population of young children whose current mental health treatment needs continue to remain unaddressed due to their limited access to professionals for whom they can openly communicate and build a trusting relationship. Youth Havens Children & Family Counseling Center is open to all children, adolescents and their families in the community in need of counseling support. For more information, call 7742904, ext. 2041. Youth Haven welcomes bilingual clinician 239-263-9391261 Ninth Street S., Naples, FL in Downtown Naples www. Earn a new career in 3 to 6 months! Flexible Payment Plans Approved for Veterans Training Day & Evening Classes Available We Sell BIOTONE Products We Sell BIOTONE Products School for Massage Therapy & Facial Skin Care FLORIDA HEALTH ACADEMYNewMassageClasses Starting NOW! NOW OFFERING C.E.U. CLASSES NOW OFFERING C.E.U. CLASSESNewFacialClasses Starting NOW!NewFacialClasses Starting NOW!NewMassageClasses Starting NOW! Presidential Models Limited Instant Rebate Offer Valid Through 6/15/09 1-866-558-0312 NOW OPENLunch k DinnerNaples Newest and Largest Dining FacilityLunch Available 7 Days a Week 11am 5pm Dinner served on Fridays 5 8:30pmWe cater to all types of events Parties of 12 to 300! Weddings Banquet functionsTry the most beautiful dining room in town10010 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East off I-75 off Immokalee Rd.) Call 239-384-6166

PAGE 18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 HEALTHY LIVINGIn tropical regions around the world, days could be numbered for disease-carrying mosquitoes.Professors simple, colorful invention could save livesThomas Kollars knows about dengue fever. His wife, Peggy, caught it when she was in Thailand, where he was working on mosquito control for the U.S. Army. He watched her skin turn bright pink because her capillaries were leaking, he recalls, and she was racked with pains she said were worse than childbirth. The disease is sometimes called breakbone fever because the pain is so severe. He saw dengue killing a boy of about 5 in a hospital in Thailand. He was in a coma, and he wasnt going to come out, Kollars says. His mother and his sister were just holding him, weeping. That still gets me. Now Kollars, a professor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., has invented a device called the ProVector that will kill the mosquitoes that carry dengue, as well as malaria. It has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives. Im here for a reason, Kollars says. Im here to make this a better place. When its manufactured and distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Third World, the ProVector, which resembles a large, brightly colored plastic flower, will hang in peoples homes and public buildings. Mosquitoes are lured by the colors, then feed on a nectar inside that contains a biopesticide that is safe for humans but deadly for the insects. In trials conducted by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the ProVector killed 50 percent to 100 percent of mosquitoes within days. This mechanism is beautiful because its so straightforward, says Dr. Charles Senessie, president of the Afro-European Medical and Research Network. Its easy, accessible and affordable. Senessies organization is working with African countries such as Uganda to get ProVectors distributed, and Kollars is on a monthlong Third World tour promoting the invention and doing more research.BY PHIL KLOER _________________Cox News ServiceCOURTESY PHOTOS Thomas Kollars, a professor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., has invented the ProVector, a device resembling a plastic artificial flower (right). The hanging device attracts mosquitoes, which feed on a biopesticide that causes them to die. The invention is not harmful to humans.Americans dont have any idea of the impact mosquitoes have in other parts of the world, Kollars says. I worked in Bangladesh on a malaria mission. A Bangladeshi colonel grabbed me by the shoulders. He said, Capt. Kollars, you have to help me. My guys are dying before I can get them out of the jungle. He had tears streaming down his face. That was malaria. Kollars was a captain in the U.S. Army (and is a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve), but for two years he has been working at Georgia Southern, where hes director of the Biodefense and Infectious Disease Laboratory. He has been working on the ProVector, on and off, for 10 years, spending more than $100,000 on prototypes he built in his garage, and finally has it close to launch. Ive teamed with a company called Medical Infusion Technologies out of Savannah, Ga. Theyre the business guys. Im interested in research. So interested, in fact, that he continues to run tests on which color patterns are most attractive to which species of mosquitoes. Theres no way were going to kill all the mosquitoes in an area, he explains. Some of these homes have 1,000 mosquitoes coming into them in one night. But theres a threshold, and if you can get below that threshold, you can stop the cycle of mosquitoes biting infected people and carrying the disease to uninfected people. Bed nets, which keep mosquitoes away from sleeping people in malaria-prone regions, have had some success and a great deal of publicity. Kollars says they are effective, but not completely so, and ProVector is a supplement. The device will sell for $7 to $10, and grants and governments may cover most of that for families too poor to pay; refills of the biopesticide cost $1. Dengue fever: There are an estimated 50 million cases of dengue fever a year. About 2.5 billion people are at risk, and the disease is epidemic in 100 countries. About 5 percent of dengue cases are fatal. Malaria: There are an estimated 250 million cases of malaria a year. The death toll is about 1 million per year.Sources: World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deadly illnesses BY CAROLYN ONEIL _________________Cox News ServiceJust shake the salt habitPut down that salt shaker and step back from the table.Thats a one-sentence summary of the latest public health alert on sodium intake from health watchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC report concludes that 70 percent of U.S. adults should limit sodium intake a number far greater than many had expected.Although guidelines for daily sodium intake were published in 2005, the percentage of people who should be following the lower limit hadnt been figured out yet. Talk about spicing things up.The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend healthy adults consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium (about one teaspoon of salt) per day. A lower limit of 1,500 milligrams per day is recommended for adults with high blood pressure, those over 40 and all African-American adults.Most of us consume around 4,000 milligrams of sodium a day, so it looks like just about everyone will have to shake some of their salt habit to follow current health advice.Cutting salt not simpleFortunately, there are good minds with discriminating taste buds working on lowering sodium content of popular foods even fast foods. Chick-fil-A dietitian Jodie Worrell says theres an industrywide movement to trim salt content from menus. Sodium removal is a difficult project. Trans-fat removal took two years, she said. So Worrells Chick-fil-A product development team is working to find a win-win solution for taste and health. Taste panels meet every other Monday. For instance, we are looking at ways to add salt topically on fries so you get the salty flavor with less total sodium. Another challenge for restaurants is that consumer demand for lower-fat foods meant adding flavor with other ingredients such as vinaigrette dressings and spice blends, which are often pretty high in sodium. If you do choose to limit sodium intake, nutrition labels on packaged foods list sodium content to help you keep track.Carolyn ONeil is a registered dietitian living in Atlanta.Healthy adults should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, experts say.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MAY 21-27, 2009 NEWS A19 The American Red Cross Collier County Chapter is offering Babysitting Boot Camp for ages 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 8-12. Participants in the weeklong program will earn certification in adult and child CPR (including use of an Automatic External Defribrillator) and also in infant CPR, first aid, babysitting, pet first aid and water safety. A field trip to Sun n Fun Lagoon is scheduled along with meeting firefighters and sheriffs officers who will talk about what to do in case of an accident or disaster. Registration for Babysitting Boot Camp is $199. For more information, call 596-6868. Naples area residents can help The Shelter for Abused Women & Children save lives by donating used cell phones to give victims of domestic abuse access to police and emergency services. The majority of donated phones are reprogrammed and given to women and children who are in danger, allowing them to make emergency 9-1-1 calls only. The shelter also works with partners that collect recyclable phones and, in return, make a cash contribution to the shelter. Old cell phones and their charging components can be dropped off at Options Thrift Shoppe (968 Second Ave. N.), Another Option Thrift Shoppe (5239 Golden Gate Parkway) and also at more than 50 locations from Marco Island to Bonita Springs, including: Starbucks stores in Naples and Bonita Springs; San Marco Catholic Church; The Neighborhood Health Clinic; Cingular Wireless locations; Mahalo Spa, Bonita Springs; any Collier or Lee county sheriffs department substation; Borders Bookstore at U.S. 41 and Immokalee Road. Each phone provides 24-hour access to life-saving emergency services, both police and ambulance, which can help a women, child or man escape abuse and find safety, says Linda Oberhaus, the shelters executive director. For more information, call 775-3862 or visit Red Cross will hold Babysitting Boot Camp Shelter puts out the call for cell phone donations HHA299992099Services Available NationwideYou now have a choice to keep a frail, aging person in their own home and out of a nursing home. Let our professional Care Managers and their integrated team of SeniorBridge Caregivers provide care in your home 24/7. Benefits of SeniorBridge: Reduced hospitalizations Better overall physical health Improved quality of life Less family stress y stress S eniorBri dg m 5621 Strand Blvd. Suite 301 Naples (239) 594-5004 14260 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103 Fort Myers (239) 561-7100 Living Safely in the Comfort of Your Home ypgy g p Pa w ill C P Ex i n fi i f w c C ca www.bonitahealthcenter.com3501 Health Center Blvd Bonita Springs FL 34135 239.949.1050 URGENT CARE Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday 8:00am to 12:00 noonSUMMER HOURS A partnership between: Protect Your Investment!Protect your investment. Upgrade your enclosure. 239-369-3000The principles of Liberty Aluminum have formed an alliance with United Engineering Services to analyze the structural integrity of existing screen enclosures. For a limited time, we are offering and in depth analysis of the structural components, connections, bracing and other aspects that determine the ability of the existing structure to withstand hurricane wind loads. Nancy Diller-Shively, RN President and CEONurses NotesA: eir concern is understandable. Many people that call us express the same concern, and have a right to know the quali cations. Bridgeport Home Health Care takes hiring quality sta very seriously. We have the following requirements: previous health care experience in a hospital, nursing home or home care agency, positive reference checks, state-required background check and written tests prior to hiring. All of our sta are supervised by a Registered Nurse. In addition, we always keep in mind the question, Is this someone I would want taking care of my loved one? If the above requirements are met, we then proceed with orientation of policies and procedures and positive completion of our skills testing. Before start of care, we o er to meet with family that may be considering receiving services. at way, they have a chance to interview the agency and should they then decide to use our service, we are able to select the appropriate person(s) needed and match needs and personality.www.BridgeportHomeHealth.com239-262-5002 or 1-877-272-5002 My parents are nervous about having someone help them in their home with things like bathing, laundry and shopping but they really do need the assistance. What quali cations do you have for choosing your sta ?Q: When you call, please ask about our guarantee

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With the new nesting season under way, the research has resumed and with an important addition this year. For the first time, the Conservancy also will monitor female turtles after they leave Keewaydin and begin their migration through the Gulf of Mexico waters.For sea turtles to reach adulthood, they must find their way through a litany of obstacles, avoiding natural predators and myriad manmade perils in the form of commercial fishing gear, marine pollution and a diminishing foraging and nesting habitat. It is little wonder that only an estimated one in 1,000 hatchlings reach adulthood.Thanks to donations, the Conservancy has tags to attach to four female turtles when they come ashore this summer. The tags are activated when the turtle comes to the water surface for a breath of air. The tag then sends a ping to a satellite, pinpointing the turtles location. The Conservancy will then track each turtles migration to learn more about where they travel and live at sea.More tags are needed to allow the Conservancy team to collect more data by tagging additional turtles. The cost is $3,200 each, and the Conservancy is seeking donations to purchase more tags. Some-The Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers its experts to local homeowners associations, civic groups or social groups for free programs about simple things residents can do to help protect the regions water supply for generations to come. Most people dont realize that they can have a big effect on the environment, says Andrew McElwaine, Conservancy president and CEO. For example, he adds, using green fertilizer protects water sources, and planting native vegetation around canals or retention ponds provides a natural filter. Conservancy experts have a 30-minute presentation that can be followed by a question-and-answer period. To schedule a talk, call 403-4204 or e-mail The outreach effort is partially funded by the Collier County Community Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Conservancy will tag loggerheads and follow their movements at seaConservancy speakers have tips to help protect our water supply AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSLoggerhead sea turtle.NOAA / COURTESY PHOTO Turtle tipsThe loggerhead sea turtle nesting season began May 1 and continues through October. Southwest Florida residents and visitors can help protect the endangered loggerhead sea turtles nesting on local beaches by doing the following: >>Abide by county restrictions concerning lights on the beach. Turtle hatchlings nd their way to the Gulf waters guided by moonlight, and can be confused by exterior lighting from homes or businesses. Residents/businesses should turn off their exterior lighting. Security lights should be motion detected only. >>Keep curtains closed on windows facing the beach when interior lights are on. >>Dont use any lighting on the beach. >>If you see turtles leave them alone. >>Call the Conservancy at 262-2273 if you see any turtle in distress or if you see anyone disturbing a turtle. HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN SOLAR POWER YOUR HOME & SAVE Up to 30% (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Borders BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens & SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYto throw at one of natures most beautiful and enduring creatures. The Conservancy estimates that it has helped more 250,000 sea turtle hatchings since it began its work almost 30 years ago, patrolling beaches, tagging the turtles, clearly marking nests and counting the hatchlings. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Conservancy Nature Center are at 1450 Merrihue Drive, off Goodlette-Frank Road at 14th Avenue North. For more information, call 262-0304 or visit www. 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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. >>April is an active, smooth-coat collie mix. Shes 6 months old and loves to play in water. She would make a great companion for anyone who loves the water too. >>Chance is a handsome 2-year-old with a sweet white nose. Hes a shy, gentle soul who loves to have his shoulders massaged. Who doesnt? >>Mario is a 6-month-old rat terrier. Although he can be a bit shy, he does love to run and play fetch. He has a sweet and gentle temperament.>>Radar has three extra toes on both front paws but no dew claws. We think hes about 2 years old. He loves to sit on your lap and even enjoys being brushed. As summer approaches, we get a lot of questions about puppies from people who realize that this season is a great time for adding to the family. Long days, no school, warm weather what could be better? A few words of warning, though, if youre one of those people with a new summer pup: Dont let the season pass you by without putting some serious effort into raising the great dog you want your puppy to become. Puppies need structure, consistency and lots of positive reinforcement. But more than anything, they need your time. Every minute with a puppy spent training, socializing and preventing problems will save you time and aggravation down the road. Teach your puppy to get things right from the start by removing opportunities for undesirable behavior, such as limiting your pups access to areas where he can chew things youd rather he leave alone. Keep him where he cant get into much trouble, and give him a toy to chew on instead. Dont forget to praise him for making the right decision even if the right choice was the only one offered. In training, stick to the positive. Use praise and treats to motivate and reward your puppy as he learns the basic building blocks of good behavior. Youll need some tools to help you stop unwanted behavior. Here are a few effective ways to turn a situation around without resorting to physical punishment: The ol switcheroo. Especially useful PET TALES A great startfor the young puppy, this technique stops a behavior you dont want and provides the puppy with one thats acceptable. For example, if your young puppy is chewing on your nice leather shoes, make a noise to startle and distract him slap the counter or clap your hands and then give him something you do want him to chew on, such as a toy. When he takes it, praise him. (And then put those shoes away.) Ask for another behavior. With older puppies and dogs, you can stop a bad behavior by asking for a better one. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 NEWS A23 Rx Prima facie, double take. One, two: Unbuckle my shoe. For it is sacred ground, third world, fourth dimension. Three, four: Open the door. But first, The New England Primer was printed in Boston in 1690 by Benjamin Harris. More than five million copies of the book were sold, and it was used as an educational textbook well into the 19th century. A: In Adams fall, we sinned all. B: Thy life to mend, this book attend. Even at first glance, beginners mind, not yet synaptic pruned, is not ordinary ordinal. It is prime time, sunrise hour, primed for creative formation or ignition. MUSINGS Epistemology primer Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.C: The cat doth play, and after slay. D: A dog will bite a thief at night. And yet we give imperious imperative. Study hard, and you will get the prime rate. You will be of prime significance, prime authority, prime rank. You will be pumped primer. Perhaps you might even dare to be prime mover, divisible only by yourself, the One. E: An eagles flight is out of sight. F: The idle fool is whipt at school. It is all so clear, measured out from 0 degrees longitude, the prime meridian. You will never be lost. You know it all. Yet in the prime of our humanity there is the odd room, prime real estate within that knowing for unknowing. The pentimenti of life continually reveal a kaleidoscope of changing images, narrative birth and death out of changing point of view: First person, second person, third person. Here, hear: Listen to the voice of the omniscient narrator. Pentimenti are alterations painted over an original image. There can be a change in perspective, or perhaps a detail is added or eliminated. The word pentimenti comes from the Italian word meaning to repent. Did the changeling artists mean to pent again, to repress anew, to create an infinite regress of primal suppression? Or did they desire to un-pent, to free, to dance like the gods in whom Nietzsche could believe? Pent up perhaps we be, if truth be told. From primer to post, before and beyond modern necessity, we are capturing and captured. Or whistled. Or pointed beyond. All stories humming, lyrics supplanted, told to be untold or retold. Even the hard stories of science are subject to the shifting of paradigms, to the structured revolution cited by Thomas Kuhn. Anomalies first hide their charms, then seduce explanations, and then become matrons enthroned in comfortably purple lipids. We long to undo and redo, and yet, frightened, we cry out for the primer safety. We rant against the million little lies of James Frey or the Pentimento of Lillian Hellmans characterizations. The vision of the third eye is the third rail, necessary and untouchable. Kaleidoscopic visionary is colliding scope. This pirate can only echo the words of Dorothy Parker: I dont care what is written about me so long as it isnt true. To know and Gordian knot, we recast and destroy. Sublime creation and base disintegration are our play, our programmatic realizable. It is all our bill of goods. This weeks Trivia challenge:Q: Who invented the ushing toilet? (Hint: It was not Thomas Crapper!) See next week for the answer.Last weeks Trivia Q&A: What do the radio broadcast bands AM and FM stand for? Amplitude Modulation and Frequency Modulation.239 775-2387


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Less is moreLondon Bay Homes president sees a new trend developing. B13 The chamber gala And other must-do events around town. B10 & 11 Artfully in charge Joel Kessler might have found a place to stay put at The von Liebig Art Center. B2 Looking back: visitors made $1.25 billion impact Whats ahead: Overall tourist numbers will drop, but Florida and international guests are on the rise As part of National Tourism Week, Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, presented his state-of-the-industry report at the annual Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards luncheon. Mr. Werts report, delivered last week at Flemings Prime Steakhouse, included highlights of 2008 year-end statistics, an evaluation of the international market, a report on the CVBs first-ever peak season marketing campaign, first-quarter results for 2009 and an outlook for the balance of 2009. Although the global economy and fallout from negative rhetoric against companies holding corporate business meetings had an impact on Collier Countys tourism, Mr. Wert said, the CVB was able to avoid some of the deep declines in first-quarter visitation experienced by other destinations. Among other points Mr. Wert made in his presentation: Year-end results from 2008 show that short-term visitors staying in hotels, vacation rentals and campgrounds create an annual economic impact of over $1.25 billion in Collier County. The areas more than 31,000 employees in tourism and hospitality in 2008 served more than 1.4 million visitors, an increase of 1.4 percent over 2007. Tourist tax revenue and economic impact from tourist spending resulted in a decrease of $665 in taxes per household in Collier County. New survey results indicate that 40.8 percent of visitors included nature activities in their itineraries and 15 percent included cultural activities. More than 82 percent indicated they plan to return in the future, with 55.2 percent saying they would return in 2009. The CVB used emergency dollars in 2008 to expand its marketing reach in the top international feeder markets of theSEE TOURISM, B7 2009 Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards winner, back row: Rocky Beaudry, Michelle Castady and Kenny Hill. Middle: Alexis Brooks Ralph Williams, Alma Martinez, Sandy Lacefield and Ed Torroni. Front: Ajan Sathan, Judy Neilsen and Hope Haworth. DONN BROWN/COURTEY PHOTOThree hundred of Naples movers and shakers shed their suit jackets and ties for glitzy gowns and handsome tuxes on Saturday night in celebration of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerces annual dinner gala held at the Naples Hilton. Everyone was in good spirits. Able to relax a bit with season winding down, they graciously allowed me the opportunity to inquire just how season went. Todd Gates, chairman of GATES, admitted, Its been a real, real challenge. His industry, commercial development and real estate, has been hit hard, but with a laugh he added, I know theres a light at the end of the tunnel, and I know its not a train. I know its the sunshine. Mr. Gates told me he and his wife Angela have even put off summer vacation plans because he didnt feel it was appropriate to lay people off and then go away. And, as he put it, Every day Im not here is a day I cant be productive. Linda Gipson and Jon Kling, chief nursing officer and director of critical care, respectively, at both the NCH downtown and North Naples campuses, agreed it was the busiest season ever at the hospital. Ms. Gipson said the economy was a factor because people delay gettingChambers annual gala is a good time to ask: How was season? t i k s m w e m POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS SEE POWER POINTS, B5 The tourism reportSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYGATES GIPSON

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 BUSINESS PROFILE Joel Kesslers life has been anything but ordinary. Hes hobnobbed with celebrities, shook the hands of various presidents, and literally traveled the world. Today, as executive director of the Naples Art Association, he counts himself lucky and blessed for the adventures, the people and the lessons. Granted, his path may have been altogether different had he followed the course his family planned for him, but working at his uncles law firm held no appeal. What did appeal to him was Wall Street, so he changed his major to economics and became a stockbroker after graduation. After a few years in the world of finance and investment, Mr. Kessler wanted out. Answering a blind ad, which ended up being a sales position for the Wall Street Journal, he admitted during the interview that he knew nothing about sales, but surprisingly that was of no concern to the paper. All that mattered was that Mr. Kessler knew Wall Street and, in turn, what won him over was talk of an expense account. I couldnt believe that I got to take people out to dinner and to the theater and someone else paid for it. It sounded like fun, he laughs. Little did he know that his acceptance of that job would lead to 30 years in the publishing industry, operating and even starting some of his own publications along the way, including GreensFever magazine and Intele-Card News. But it was when he combined his love of fine art with his career that the world opened up to him. I spent the better part of my life in Europe and Asia, he says, recounting his days as associate publisher and director of ArtNews magazine as well as his stint as executive director for International Fine Art Expositions. His wife of 46 years was by his side every step of the way, picking up and moving whenever necessary. Weve moved 14 times in our life. It was seven moves ago that I said, Thats it. When he did finally tire of the endless traveling, he and his wife settled in Miami, where he opened the Joel Kessler Fine Art Gallery. But two years later he picked up again, this time to relocate to Houston and resume his publishing career.In 2000, a position with Gulfshore Life was the excuse he needed to return to Florida, a place he and his wife knew they wanted to get back to. From there, he joined Naples Illustrated and then came the welcome lure of retirement.However, spending his days on the golf course and enjoying leisurely lunches with his wife were short-lived when Fifth Third Bank convinced him to rejoin the working world as its vice president and retail relationship specialist. After more than a year teaching bank personnel sales techniques, Mr. Kessler retired once more but again, it was not to be. When the Naples Art Association parted company with its director, Mr. Kessler, who sat on the board, was tapped for the position. Everyone on the board kept telling me that I should have that job, he says. I came home and talked about it with my wife and she too said, You should have that job. In July 2008, Mr. Kessler accepted the position of executive director with an action plan in mind: put in place a marketing plan; bring in larger, more notable exhibitions; and make the community aware of The von Liebig Art Center, home of the Naples Art Association. We are headed in a much more progressive direction now, he says. Its all just a matter of the quality of our staff and having a plan. The key for Mr. Kessler is the ability to share his passion for art with adults and children alike. By spreading the word about the center, the adult and childrens classes are nearing full capacity, and efforts to bring busloads of school children to the center have been successful. Art changes a childs perspective on a whole boatload of things, he says, pointing out that the recent Andy Warhol exhibit, for instance, was a great experience for youngsters. And, for those children who are unable to come to The von Liebig, hes making every effort to bring the world of art to them. In fact, hes already created a program, funded by grants, that sends teachers out to Immokalee. When asked whats next for him, he admits hes unsure. I didnt know Id be doing this, he says. This may be the ultimate adventure, but who knows? He jokes about not being a really good retiree, so another stab at retirement probably isnt the answer. I may just work until Im not wanted anymore, he laughs. A life of adventure leads to The von Liebig Art CenterBY ALYSIA SHIVERS _________________ashivers@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO Joel Kessler 239-482-2900 At the Bell Tower Shops 239-275-6000 Fort Myers Airport/FGCU Phone 239-210-7300 Fort Myers Airport/FGCU Opening August 2009 239-210-7200 Cooper Hotels of Lee County proudly announces its newest member,Homewood Suites by Hilton Airport/FGCU. Of Lee County


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PAGE 28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 reporting, for Naplesbased Bank of Florida Corp. Ms. Irvin, a CPA with more than 13 years of financial industry experience, is responsible for preparing and reporting company financials for external regulatory and reporting agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank and the Office of Financial Regulation. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she earned a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame as well as a masters in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Cincinnati. She joined Bank of Florida during the summer of 2007. Victor Wilburn has joined Bank of Florida-Southwest as vice president, relationship manager, serving Collier and Lee counties. He is responsible for developing and managing commercial business relationships, including business development, maintenance of credit standards and serving as an advocate and advisor for business owners and company officers. Mr. Wilburn has more than 15 years of financial services and real estate experience. He earned a bachelors degree in economics and masters in business administration with an emphasis in Toni Sparkman of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A. recently completed a specialized educational program to become a certified divorce financial analyst. Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A. is a business consulting and certified public accounting firm with offices in Fort Myers and Naples. Services include technology consulting, tax preparation and planning, litigation support, mediation, forensic accounting and elder care services. Dia Pileta of John Marazzi Nissan of Naples has been named the top service team member for the month of April, achieving a 94.5 Nissan Customer Service Index rating. Ms. Pileta wrote 446 repair orders for the month, averaging 22 customers per day. Nissans CSI rating is based on a customer survey of the service experience. Margaret Irvin has been promoted to senior vice president, director of financial ON THE MOVE finance from the University of Pittsburgh. He is active in the Horizon Council and the Southwest Florida Chamber of Commerce.Scott Loiacano, project manager for Wright Construction Group Inc., has been accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design professional. LEED accreditation distinguishes building professionals who have the knowledge and skills to manage projects that meet the highest green building and performance measures. Mr. Loiacano pioneered Wright Construction Groups metal building division, a specialized team that designs and builds pre-engineered buildings. He is also responsible for the first ever zero punch list new school campus in Collier County.Dr. Robert Tober, medical director at the Bentley Village Care Center has been named EMS Medical Director of the Year in Florida. Dr. Tober has served Bentley Villages Care Center since 1995.Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Hospice and Community Services, was a featured speaker at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations Management and Leadership Conference recently in Washington, D.C., where more than 1,600 healthcare leaders and experts gathered to address healthcare reform and other issues. The National Hospice Foundation gala was held in conjunction with the conference.Mike Skidd has joined Robb & Stucky as director of finance. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer for IKE Behar Group. 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YP Naples members are invited to Aligning with the Arts, a social gathering, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Sheldon Fine Arts at 460 Fifth Avenue South. Bring art supplies to donate to Tools 4 Schools (suggested items: construction paper, glue sticks, old costume jewelry, sheets of foam core). For more information, e-mail Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Tavern on the Bay in Bayfront Place at the corner of U.S. 41 and Goodlette Road. Cost is $5 for chamber members and $10 for guests. Register online at www.napleschamber. org/events. The next Business Before Business meeting for members and guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Hyatt Place Coconut Point, 23120 Via Villagio, Estero. Cost is $5 for chamber members who register by 5 p.m. May 26 and $10 at the door. Cost for future members is $40. Register at or call 992-2943. The Chamber Alliance and CIVIC, the Council for International Visitors in Collier, host Tarik Ayasun, a Turkishborn Muslim, who will discuss Radical Islamists: Their Effect on the World from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce headquarters. Mr. Ayasun will share his perspective and view as a naturalized American citizen and international businessman. Registration and box lunch is $7. Register at events. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month (next meetings June 4 and 18) at Calistoga Bakery and Caf in Coastland Mall. For information, visit Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (next meeting May 14) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting May 22) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance. Make reservations and payment in advance at www.leecolliernet. com. The Naples-based Gulf Coast Chapter of PRSA holds luncheon meetings the fourth Tuesday of the month (next meeting May 26) at the Hilton Naples. For more information, contact Cyndee Woolley, chapter president, at 253-1217 o BUSINESS MEETINGS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 BUSINESS B7 U.K. and Germany. That effort resulted in an increase of 38.8 percent in German visitation in 2008 and an increase of 29.2 percent in U.K. visitation. German tour operators have indicated they foresee a 25 percent increase in summer visitation to Collier County over 2008, based on existing booking and customer inquiries about July/August visits. Due to a downturn in the corporate meetings market, the CVB enacted its first-ever peak season paid marketing campaign beginning in February. The value message of Paradise Priced Perfectly was directed first at Northern and Midwest leisure markets and then shifted to in-state travelers beginning in March. The Northern and Midwest campaigns resulted in more than 13 million impressions in those markets. The in-state campaign, which runs through mid-June, has seen 13,000 unique Web site visits with more than 3,000 Web click-throughs to area hotel offers. First quarter 2009 results show that overall visitation is down 6.6 percent, but Florida market visitation is up 15.3 percent. International visitation is up 4.6 percent for the first three months of 2009, and opportunity market visitation (west of the Mississippi) is up 12 percent. Mr. Wert concluded that the outlook for the remainder of 2009 shows domestic visitation declining 10-15 percent overall. Florida visitation should increase by 5-10 percent; Northeast and Midwest, 15-20 percent; the meetings market, 20-25 TOURISMFrom page 1SeniorBridge geriatric care provider acquires Marco Island companyOzone Computers Inc., a Naples-based manufacturer and local service provider of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center and professional computer systems, presents a free Meet the Technicians seminar and tech forum at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22. The program is open to the public and trade professionals. Jason Hodge, president of Ozone Computers, will discuss technology problems and mistakes that frustrate end users and impede their productivity, costing both time and money. When technology slows, business and productivity slow, he says. When technology stops, business stops. Hell ask participants: What would you fix, if you only knew how? For nearly 12 years, Mr. Hodge has helped Ozone customers maximize workplace computer productivity. The companys flagship product is the Ozone Z-Series Custom Built Computer System. Ozone provides systems and monthly maintenance to all sizes of businesses and types of end users, including high-end gamers and small business professionals as well as government and Fortune 500 corporations. For more information about the free seminar, call 434-2112 or visit Company headquarters are at 13020 Livingston Road. Computer questions? Ozone can helpSeniorBridge, a national provider of geriatric care management and home care for individuals with chronic health conditions, has acquired 1st Choice Home Health Care in Marco Island. This is the latest in a series of local agency acquisitions by SeniorBridge, making the company one of the largest providers of home-based care in Southwest Florida. 1st Choice Home Health Care was founded in 2005 by Monica Buddemeyer, a licensed practical nurse who will stay on with SeniorBridge to assist with the transition. Founded in 2000, SeniorBridge provides comprehensive care from branch offices in 24 locations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylv ania, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas and Florida, including existing locations in Naples, Fort Myers, Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The company also provides care nationwide through the SeniorBridge Care Management Network. 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We have great weather, beautiful beaches, excellent hotels, resorts, restaurants and attractions, but the true treasures of our destination are those workers that continually create fun, memorable and meaningful experiences for our visitors. 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PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 The Greater Naples Chamber of Commmerce Annual Gala at the Naples Hilton Michael Roseman and Tracy Quick Clay and Mary Cone Andy and Shannon Reed, Patrick Trittler Nicole and Michael Angelo Lavigne and Thad Kirkpatrick Evelyn and George Leamon Steve and Susan McManus Mary Landry and Gregg Fortune David Arter and Sonia Gomez Earl and Thelma Hodges, Wilma and Bill Boyd, Meg and Lou TrainaNETWORKING JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY See all the images from this event and more at Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@


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Inventory continues to diminish in Collier County as buyers take advantage of favorable sales prices, according to the latest report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The overall available inventory for properties over $300,000 declined 16 percent to 5,905 in April 2009, compared to 7,088 in April 2008. Inventory and the average days on the market continue to decline, as the price ranges over $300,000 stabilize, John Steinwand, president of Naples Realty Services, said in the report. The average days on the market decreased 15 percent to 165 in April 2009, compared to 195 in April 2008. The median sold price for properties over $300,000 saw a 0 percent change and remained at $535,000 in April 2009 compared to April 2008, Jo Carter, president of Jo Carter & Associates, said. According to Brenda Fioretti, managing broker of Prudential Florida Realty, it was the seventh straight month of a stabilized median sold price for properties over $300,000. The April report provides annual comparisons of singlefamily home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation, and includes an overall market summary. The statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall home sales in the greater Naples area (Naples Beach, North Naples, Central Naples, South Naples, East Naples, Immokalee and Ave Maria) increased 20 percent, with 582 sales in April 2009, compared to 486 in April 2008. Overall pending home sales for properties under $300,000 saw a 199 percent increase, with 792 pending in April 2009, compared to 265 in April 2008. Single-family home sales increased 46 percent, from 208 in April 2008 to 304 in April 2009; single-family pending home sales in the less-than-$300,000 category saw a 298 percent increase, from 112 in April 2008 to 446 in April 2009. Condo sales saw a 0 percent increase, with 278 in April 2009 and the same number in April 2008; however, pending condo sales increased 66 percent, with 468 in April 2009, compared to 282 in April 2008. Overall pending home sales increased 87 percent, to 1,088 in April 2009 compared to 583 in April 2008. The sales increase marks the 15th consecutive month of gains in activity, according to Kathy Zorn, broker/ owner of Florida Home Realty of Collier County. To view the entire April report, go to REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B13 NABOR report reflects homebuyers acting on prices they likeSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYIn his years as president of London Bay Homes, Mark Wilson has learned that homebuilding trends develop over a period of time and gradually play themselves out in a manner that changes the market. Its the buyers who create the trends, not the builders, Mr. Wilson says. And lately, hes noticing things happening on the home front that he believes could define some new trends in custom design. One thing Mr. Wilson is seeing: Clients have less interest in opulence for opulence sake, and instead want a more human scale in their homes. People are moving away from large spaces with columns and marble and creating spaces with a more intimate and warmer feel, he says. He describes the overall look and feel his clients are moving toward as the more classical definition of Mediterranean that you would find in Spain, the south of France or Greece. Its less elaborate, simpler in its design, he says. Todays custom homebuyers have discovered that large formal living and dining areas are not aligned with the way they live their lives, Mr. Wilson says. As a result, were seeing more of an emphasis on leisure areas where the owners can enjoy the company of family and friends in a more comfortable setting. The trend toward informality is affecting the entire footprint of the property as well as the homes interior spaces, he adds. As the custom home evolves from the concept of making a statement to an outlet for expressing the importance of family, friends and a leisurely lifestyle, Wilson says, London Bay Homes designs need to adapt as well.For a long time, in-home theaters were all the rage, he says. And while some people still enjoy them, were also seeing many clients forgo them in favor of a more informal leisure environment that incorporate large-screen TVs, pool tables and bars. Its helped to make entertainment and entertaining a bigger part of their lifestyle.Wilson also says that while the custom home environment migrates from ornate opulence to a homier home, hes needed to empower his in-house design staff to help clients better articulate their aspirations. If our staff is locked into the past, Custom homebuilder notes subtle changes in clients interpretations of luxury living Home sweet home>>How do you translate your custom home dreams into reality? Mark Wilson, president of London Bay Homes, offers these recommendations: Carry a notebook on your travels. Jot down things you like in the buildings and homes your visit Tear pictures of things you like from magazines. Start a le or scrapbook of your favorites. Tour models. While some people may nd it dif cult to articulate their design preferences, its a lot easier once youve seen the idea live and in person. Visit homes in the area where you will be building. And if theres a local Parade of Homes, dont miss it. Once you have some ideas, start outlining your design plan. Consider your room sizes and how each space will be used. Talk with at least three builders and their past clients, their sub-contractors and other business associates. Be candid with your builder. Make sure you can talk about what you like, and what you dislike and why. The more open you are, the fewer design changes you will face. In the end, it can save you a lot of time and money. theyll have a hard time satisfying the clients were seeing today. We need to understand even the most In Southwest Florida, conversation-friendly outdoor areas will always be popular. This one is in the Alezio by London Bay Homes. COURTESY PHOTOFormality has given way to informality, as this family friendly kitchen and dining area demonstrates.Instead of an in-home theater, todays clients want a large multipurpose room. COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOsubtle changes that are taking place in the marketplace so we can assist our clients in the design of a home that best suits their lifestyle. Were facilitators of a luxury lifestyle, he adds. That means we need to be both inquisitive and innovative.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 ...more valuable than gold or silver in a crisis. The radio ad got my attention. What on Earth, I thought, could be more valuable than gold or silver? Could it be diamonds? Or maybe bottled water? Ammunition, perhaps? Nope. The commercial was talking about seeds. Non-hybrid seeds are the ultimate barter item in times of crisis, it said. Indeed, in ancient times, seeds were used as a form of currency. And if the economy really hits the skids, or if a natural disaster or a terrorist attack takes out our nations food supply, itll be nice to be able to grow your own food provided, of course, you can survive the 70 days it takes to grow a tomato. The commercial got me thinking about two things. First, I realized that I need to throw a couple of packets of seeds into my familys emergency preparedness box. Of course, first Ill have to go to the garage and dig the box out from behind a couple of file cabinets, 12 boxes of Christmas ornaments and a dusty assortment of antique exercise equipment. More important, though, is that I realized survivalism has gone mainstream. Thats right. All those folks hunkered down inside compounds in Montana and Texas those folks we once considered wackos are now called visionaries. Think about it. You used to be paranoid if you stacked bags of dried food and canned goods or gallons of bottled water in your pantry. Same if you stashed a large pile of cash under your mattress. Now, however, youre nuts if you dont. Granted, panic accelerates whenever you see the weatherman pointing to a giant red orb heading toward the country. It gets worse when the news shows people walking around with surgical masks and the president of the United States finds it necessary to remind citizens to cover their mouths when they cough and to wash their hands frequently. But todays panic doesnt feel temporary. Theres a genuine cloud of fear hanging over the country, and it doesnt look like its going to blow away anytime soon. I noticed it first when I unveiled my survivalist Christmas tree last December. Instead of laughing, my friends pulled me aside one by one and asked me where they could buy gold. Im not one to fan the flames of panic. In fact, Im most likely to recommend taking the other side of that trade. On the other hand, theres something to be said about being prepared for a crisis. It doesnt hurt to own a little Top Ramen and a few gallons of bottled water. Now just throw a few packets of seeds into the mix. And be sure to buy gold whenever it dips below $900 per ounce. Jeff Clark is an analyst and editor at, a daily investment newsletter focused on the markets best contrarian investment opportunities. 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RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAMiromar Lakes/Bellini ......................$2300 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Bonita Bay ................................ from $1495 Belle Lago/House ..............................$1300 Grandezza/Sabal Palms ......................$1250 Rapallo .............................................$1200 Sterling Oaks ....................................$1175 Stoneybrook .....................................$1000Furnished Annuals from $1200 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSParkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$3850 Pelican Isle .......................................$2995 Park Shore Beach/Solamar ................$2200 Bayfront/Old Naples .........................$2200 Tiburon/Castillo ...............................$2200 Dunes....................................... from $2200 Park Shore/Imperial Club ................$2000 Pelican Bay/Crescent ........................$2000 Kensington/Westchester ....................$1900 Park Shore Beach/Esplanade .............$1800 Stonebridge/Braeburn .......................$1600 The Strand/Turnberry ......................$1495 The Orchards ...................................$1400 Hidden Cove ....................................$1350 Imperial ............................................$1025 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000 Park Shore/Lake View Pines ...............$995Furnished Annuals from $1000 UNFURNISHED HOUSESPort Royal ................................ from $7000 Royal Harbor ....................................$6500 North Naples/Oaks Blvd ...................$5000 Coquina Sands ..................................$5000 Mediterra .................................. from $3500 Moorings ................................. from $3500 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 Andalucia .........................................$2100 Park Shore ............................... from $1995 Palm River Estates ............................$1700 Lakeside ...........................................$1200 The first signs of confidence in Florida real estate are starting to appear with hopes that government stimulus plans will unfreeze markets and reinvigorate business, the latest University of Florida survey finds. People believe in some instances that a lot of what the government is doing to try to inject capital into the system may actually have some effect, said Timothy Becker, director of UFs Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, which conducts the quarterly survey. Positive responses to several questions lead us to believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. Perhaps most significant is that respondents perception of their own business outlook has improved after three years of steady decline, Mr. Becker said. If real estate investors think there are opportunities out there for their firms to make money, that means there are deals that will be getting done. And when deals start getting done, he added, various participants in the transactions make money. Its almost like a snowball effect. Another positive finding was the perception of the availability of capital, which jumped to its highest level in the surveys history. Respondents expect some money that has sat in treasury funds will start trickling back into real estate as investors gain confidence with the steps banks are taking to rid their balance sheets of bad assets, Mr. Becker said. Completed in March, the latest statewide survey of Florida real estate trends is 14th in a series and based on 335 responses from leaders and professional advisers in the industry. It follows the December survey, which showed confidence in real estate markets had sunk to its lowest level since the survey began in July 2006. Retail is worse off than any other real estate sector right now, simply because consumers are buying less, Mr. Becker said. With people uncomfortable about whether theyre going to have a job, they obviously are spending less money. Job losses mean the office rental market is not doing well, either, as owners try to fill newly vacated space, he said. Apartment occupancy also is falling, with confidence declining even more in the most recent survey, he said. It appears as houses are foreclosing, people are not necessarily going into rental apartments, he said. Theyre moving in with family or friends in the short term. Single-family housing prices are expected to continue to drop, especially in areas with a glut of foreclosures, Mr. Becker said. Government plans stimulate hopeThe Collier County Building Industry Association announces two workshops coming up at CBIA headquarters, 4779 Enterprise Ave.: Customer Loyalty and Customer Lifetime Value 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 29 This workshop will offer practical instruction on how to create loyal customers, resulting in higher retention and referral rates and higher profits. Topics will include: the importance of company culture; the differences between customer types; and collecting customer data. Cost is $180 (lunch included), and advice will be available for 60 days after the session. For more information, call Frank Friend at 2060058 or e-mail -Minute Law School for Remodelers and Builders 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4 Presented by the Remodelers Council of the CBIA and featuring David Crump, director of legal research for the National Association of Home Builders, this session will include a discussion of current Florida statutes and case law; remodeling and building contracts, including mandatory contract language; warranties; and copyright laws. Registration is being accepted now for $20 for Remodelers Council members and $25 for CBIA members (dinner included). For information, all the CBIA at 436-3878 or visit CBIA announces upcoming workshops


premier THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PINE RIDGE Private gated California mission-style estate on 1.4 acres. Four bedrooms plus library. Chefs kitchen, detached guest house. Natural slate oors. $2,295,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #PH-02 Luxurious 4 bedroom residence with private elevator entry and Gulf views from spacious terrace! Private 2+ car garage. $2,850,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731PINE RIDGE Gated estate with lake views, 9,200 SF A/C, ve bedrooms, den, theater and elevator. Magnicent grounds. A Christies Great Estates Property. $4,400,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PINE RIDGE An exclusive two-story Italian-style villa on 3.3 acre lushly landscaped estate. Lake, pool/spa, tennis court, and separate 3-room structure. Over 15,000 total sq. ft. $7,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Incomparable lakeside masterpiece! Gorgeous, handscraped maple and custom marble ooring and a dream kitchen. Huge gathering/media room. $1,499,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE EXCELSIOR #T-05 Exceptional terrace residence with oversized lanai. Volume ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and private elevator foyer. Bay views. $1,399,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 PINE RIDGE Wonderfully remodeled with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Free-form pool/spa and paver deck. Huge garage. Owner nancing available. $1,088,777 | Dina L. Moon/Esther Van Lare | 659-0099 THE DUNES CAYMAN #PH-7 Inviting three bedroom, three bath has stunning Gulf and Bay vistas. Custom kitchen, wraparound lanai with electric shutters. $999,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 BANYAN WOODS Enjoy living in this spacious 4 bedroom plus den, 3 bath home with a lake view. Situated in a gated community. $895,000 | Claire Catalano | 571-7223BANYAN WOODS Spectacular custom designed and professionally decorated southern exposure courtyard home. Lap pool, cabana, and garden outdoor shower. $949,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB II #703 Incredible views! Three bedrooms, three baths and 2,600+ sq. ft. of living space. Yacht club membership available. $975,000 | Ann Marie Shimmer | 825-9020THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #301 Furnished, 3 bedrooms. Views of Gulf and Turkey Bay. Private elevator, marble and hardwood oors. $995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 WILSHIRE LAKES Unique ve bedroom plus den, lakefront estate home. Cypress ceilings, wood oors. Two-sided replace, pool/spa. $799,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Beautifully renovated! Five bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath with wood oors. Terric yard and oversized garage. $839,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552WILSHIRE LAKES Lakefront, 5 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown moulding, tray ceilings, pool/spa. $849,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466NORTH NAPLES GULF HARBOR Waterfront 3-story home. Four bedrooms with guest suite, media room and observation area. Direct Gulf access. $895,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 NORTH NAPLES EDEN ON THE BAY Overlooking lake, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 full baths. Ganite countertops in kitchen, heated pool/spa. Outdoor kitchen. $640,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231WILSHIRE LAKES Impeccable 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3-car garage home. Oversized screened lanai, large pool, brick paver deck. $674,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921THE DUNES CAYMAN #1107 Outstanding views of Bay to Gulf from this spacious, bright corner residence. Amenities included. $725,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051THE DUNES CAYMAN #601 Spectacular views the moment you enter this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence. Wraparound lanai. $748,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 COVE TOWERS NEVIS #302 Nearly 2,700 SF with granite, stainless appliances, Siematic cabinetry and bamboo ooring. Double-gated community. $599,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Beautifully renovated four bedroom home. Gorgeous cherry kitchen with new hardwood oors. Many updates. $599,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II #202 Outstanding 3 bedroom plus den coach home with upgrades. Private elevator. Walk to shopping! Beautiful lake/pool views. $599,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Arthur Rutenburg Bimini model. Large pool, spa and lanai on private oversized lot. Lake views, 4 bedrooms plus den. $624,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55521407 Serrano CircleSunny southern lake view is enjoyed from this popular Arabella oor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2-car garage.$299,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552LEMURIA 7164 Lemuria Circle #1601Brand new 3 bedroom with volume ceilings, hurricane code windows, and granite and marble appointments. Furnished.$549,900 | Sue Black | 250-5611LEMURIA 7116 Lemuria Circle #403Four bedroom, 3 bath with granite and marble countertops, wood panel cabinetry, tiled lanais, tray ceilings and lake view.$659,900 | Jean Smith | 450-8202.10843 Fieldfair DriveFour bedroom home with over 2,470 SF of living area. Upgraded kitchen and newly remodeled bathrooms. Tropical pool area.$419,900 | Jan Martindale | 869-0360GLEN EDEN 14559 Juniper Point LaneSingle-family villa home never lived-in. Neutral dcor, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, tropical pool/spa. Private gated neighborhood.$440,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 PINERIDGE Single Family Homes 128 West StreetFour bedroom with 2,200+ SF. Many updates; new kitchen, wood ooring and new roong. Screened-in lanai.$599,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 Lots COVE TOWERS ARUBA #403 Spectacular view of Wiggins Pass from this totally remodeled high-rise. Full pool service, tennis. Furnished. $559,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN Lake and preserve views. Soaring ceilings, kitchen open to family room, lanai with pool. Master suite views lake. $589,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THESTRADAAT MERCATOLocated just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on U.S. 41. Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $300s. OPEN MON-SAT. 10-8; SUN. 12-8. Please call 594-9400 for more information.691 Myrtle RoadNicely suited for family home and located on quiet street in Pine Ridge. Western exposure; 1.44 acres.$695,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939757 Mainsail PlaceAmazing 3 bedroom courtyard villa with private pool, privacy wall, 2-car garage, surround sound. Great room plan.$399,900 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538BIMINI 938 Carrick Bend Circle #101First oor 3 bedroom, 2 bath has western view of large lake with fountains. Membership to the Tarpon Cove Club included.$360,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BIMINI 913 Carrick Bend Circle #103This 3 bedroom, 2 bath coach home views a lovely preserve area. Comes with a membership to the Club at Tarpon Cove.$327,500 | Carol Loder | 860-4326CAYMAN 325 Dunes Blvd. #704Freshly painted, turnkey furnished, and brand new wood oors throughout. Remodeled kitchen, hurricane shutters.$715,900 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559SEA GROVE 320 Grove Court #101One block to beach! Spacious, like-new 3 bedroom, 2 bath coach home; 2-car garage. Professional decor. Great views.$649,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-79218149 Las Palmas WayLike-new Rutenberg home. Bamboo and porcelain oors, oversized lanai, pool, family room, bonus room, 2-car garage.$549,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55527648 Ponte Verde WayThere is nothing like coming home to this delightful, cheery home on picturesque, expansive lot. Room for pool.$497,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-55528139 Las Palmas WayRobb & Stucky designer has created a stunning renovation of this 3 bedroom home. Large lanai/backyard.$449,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552WIGGINS BAY VILLAS 730 Wiggins Bay DriveRenovated 3 bedroom villa. Granite counters. Updated baths. Tarpon Cove Yacht & Racquet Club membership.$449,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960HARBOURSIDE 505 Clubside Drive #505Totally remodeled three bedroom, three bath is offered furnished with new granite counters, cabinets, appliances and ooring.$349,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931PRINCETON PLACE 380 Horsecreek Drive #106Two bedroom turnkey furnished home with bamboo oors. Screened lanai overlooks lake. Membership included.$319,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-45598117 Lowbank DriveModied Arthur Rutenberg plan. Vaulted ceilings, columns and archways, custom pool, and a oversized 2-car garage.$450,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-94116030 Shallows WayCustom designed 3 bedroom detached villa. Heated pool with cascading spa overlooks tropical nature preserve.$399,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-94116063 Shallows WaySingle-family living with pool and worry-free villa lifestyle. Solid Brazilian cherry wood ooring. Close to it all.$369,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 NORTH NAPLES LEMURIA 7168 Lemuria Circle #1701 New luxury community of 3 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms, 3 bath condominiums with open oor plans, high ceilings and attached 2-car garages. Prices from the mid $400s. Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 FURNISHEDMODELS OPENDAILY OPEN MON-FRI.10-4 SAT.&SUN.1-4 LONGSHORELAKE TARPONCOVE THECROSSINGS NORTHNAPLES VILLAGESOFMONTEREY WILSHIRELAKES WIGGINSBAY THEDUNES ANDALUCIA MILL RUN 7073 Mill Run CircleBeautifully maintained true four bedroom pool home on private lot with updated granite and stainless kitchen. Covered lanai.$569,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 OPENSUN.1-4PM


NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 VANDERBILT BEACH & SUROUNDS premier NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tTwo-story with three bedrooms on upper level and master on main. Walk to private beach access. Boat dock with Gulf access. $2,975,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562VANDERBILT BEACH THE VANDERBILT t#PH-02 Views of Gulf, waterways and all the way to Sanibel. Rooftop patio with spa, outdoor movie theater and summer kitchen. $3,800,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731BAREFOOT BEACH t105 St. Eustacius Lane Incredible 180 degree Gulf views from all four levels! Renovated in 2002. Spacious guest suites with private baths. $3,895,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tNew waterfront estate! Bay views, ve bedrooms, media room, 5,860 sq. ft. of living area. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,999,999 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tA waterfront home with three bedrooms plus study, and a private elevator. An oversized dock is equipped with a boat lift. $2,499,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS t209 Bayfront Drive Stunning home with bay views, pool/spa, boat dock and lift, two gourmet kitchens, three guest suites, and three-car garage. $2,595,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWaterfront masterpiece on oversized lot with bay and waterway views, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and over 6,300 A/C SF. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,945,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES t222 Channel Drive Boat in your backyard, steps from the beach! Waterfront, four bedrooms, study, travertine marble oors, and granite counters. $2,970,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA II t#1102 Gulf, Bay and city views from this 3 bedroom, 3 bath turnkey furnished residence. Cabana, 40 boat slip included. $995,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tComplete renovation! Waterway and preserve views. Large lanai and oversized pool. Dock lift can accomodate a 40+ boat. $1,195,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE II t#505 Preferred 3 bedroom corner residence with wraparound vistas of the Gulf. New A/C system and electric hurricane shutters. $1,450,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tBeautiful waterfront views from this two bedroom, two bath with 2,120 total SF single-family home. Being sold in as is condition. $1,899,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tBuild your dream home on this waterfront lot with access to Vanderbilt Beach and the Gulf via Wiggins Pass Waterway. $897,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I t#102 Light and bright beachfront gem lives like a home with tropical Gulf views, sunsets and glorious sounds of surf. $899,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562VANDERBILT BEACH PHOENICIAN SANDS t#201 Small intimate complex right on the sand. Furnished 2nd oor, two bedroom with over 2,052 total SF. Newly decorated. $899,900 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993VANDERBILT BEACH LE DAUPHIN t#405 Water! Water! Water! Private beach club membership included! Beautiful turnkey furnished model perfect residence. $995,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWide waterway views from this well-maintained home with spacious lanai, 30 pool, and boat dock. Quick access to Gulf. $795,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSHORES t#261 Stunning Gulf views, 3 bedroom beachfront penthouse. Renovated kitchen. Docks available. OWNER MOTIVATED TO SELL. $825,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT BEACH LA SCALA t#203 Beautiful wide water views! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom with over 1,750+ total SF. Boat dock with lift included. $847,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SHORES t#402 Two bedroom plus den on the beach. Great location with access to shopping, dining, and theatres. Offered furnished. $860,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT YACHT & RACQUET CLUB t#401 Magnicent long water views. Spacious with two bedroom suites. Bright, crisp and clean. Community across from beach. $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA I t#904 Gulf and Bay views from lanai, living room, and master suite. Marina with dock space available. Turnkey furnished. $744,900 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264VANDERBILT BEACH SAUSALITO OF NAPLES t#1 Over $70K in upgrades. Three-story townhouse across from beach and on the bay. High-impact glass, four balconies, boat slip. $775,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA PAVILION CLUB t#201 Turnkey furnished corner residence. Hurricane shutters, pergo oors and built-in grill on the lanai of this two bedroom plus den. $399,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 VANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK VILLAS t Fabulous view over the lake and fountain to the south sets this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa. New tiled roof. $399,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBIL TBEACHAREA BEACHWALK HOMES t Three bedroom, two bath home with two-car garage is within walking distance to beach, dining, and shopping. Sold as-is. $435,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBIL T BEACH VANDERBILT SURF COLONY II t #205 Panoramic bay views and gorgeous sunsets from every room. Open kitchen, wraparound lanai. Freshly painted. $539,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT PALMS t#206 Rare opportunity for this residence that is steps to beach. Turnkey furnished and wonderful bay views. $299,900 | Barbara Bardsley | 784-6924 VANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK GARDENS t Walk to the beach! Furnished, 2nd oor, 2 bedroom, with 1,780+ total SF vaulted ceilings and a lake view $345,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 VANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK GARDENS t Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence with split oor plan, vaulted ceilings, and lovely views over 1 of 3 lakes. $350,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK GARDENS t Three bedrooms, two baths, granite, new tile, and new stainless steel appliances, Furnishings by Robb & Stucky $385,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559IMPERIAL SHORES 4824 Snarkage DriveFive bedroom, 5.5 bath with three-car garage, private pool/spa, over 4,800 SF and vaulted ceilings. No bridges to the Gulf.$2,450,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119IMPERIAL SHORES 4819 Snarkage DriveNew home situated on a waterway with Gulf access, four bedrooms, four baths, 3-car garage, and heated pool/spa with southern exposure.$1,950,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119ARROYAL 3648 Margina CircleThis riverfront property includes a 30 x 19 ft. covered boat dock with lift. Sold furnished with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.$1,200,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543IMPERIAL SHORES 4895 Esplanade StreetThis three bedroom villa has direct Gulf access and is situated on the Imperial River. Boat dock, boat lift, pool/spa.$1,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BONITA VILLAGE 3901 Kens Way #3301Luxury community with private beach shuttle. Quality construction, 2 pools, spa, tness center, and 2-story clubhouse.$499,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611PALMIRAGOLF & COUNTRYCLUB AVALLONE 14539 Lieto LaneGracious home featuring 3 bedrooms plus den, 4 baths, and nearly 2,904 SF of living space. Pool/spa, outdoor kitchen.$1,199,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123PALMIRAGOLF & COUNTRYCLUB VILLA DESTE 14017 Lavante CourtAttention golfers! Rarely lived-in, 3 bedroom, den, 3 bath; upgrades galore! Granite counters. Pool/spa views golf and lake.$590,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466PALMIRAGOLF & COUNTRYCLUB LA TREMITI 14086 Tivoli TerraceSpectacular 3 bedroom plus den pool home overlooking a lake/golf. Great room oor plan with crown moulding and tray ceilings.$450,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 VANDERBIL TBEACHESTATES 470 Egret AvenueNew custom waterfront home. Covered dock and lift. Access to Gulf. Light, bright, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Pool/spa. $1,875,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VASARICOUNTRYCLUB AREZZO 28623 Via D ArezzoEstate home boasts 3 large bedrooms, den, many upgrades. Granite, tumbled marble, mouldings, and golf course views.$949,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA tThe perfect resort-style community just steps to the beach! Regatta offers residents the use of two pools, spa, tness, gazebo grill area and a 55 slip marina. FROM $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILTBEACHAREA BONITASPRINGSBONITA FARMS 27160 Mora RoadOver acre of landscaped grounds, 200 of seawalled Gulf access waterfront. Boat dock. Large master bedroom, 2-car garage.$549,000 | Mark Leone | 784-5686 BONITASPRINGSSPANISH WELLS 9926 Ortega LaneGreat opportunity! Three bedroom plus den with golf views. Lovely outdoor area with pool/waterfall. Two-car garage.$475,000 | Caroline C. Coates | 273-2516 BONITASPRINGS OPENSUN.1-4PMCALL AGENT FOR ACCESS OPENSUN.1-4PM OPENSUN.1-4PMCALL AGENT FOR ACCESSVASARICOUNTRYCLUB ALTESSA 28610 Altessa Way #102Spacious 2 bedroom plus den is meticulously maintained. Cherry cabinetry, diagonal tile, upgraded appliances.$449,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN.1-4PM NEW LISTING BEACHWALK HOMES 774 Reef Point CircleLovely updated Florida home. Totally caged pool and lanai area, newly updated kitchen. Walk to the beach.$490,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 NEW LISTING BONITA VILLAGE 3901 Kens Way #3507Fantastic 2 bedroom, 2 bath wide open oor plan with volume ceilings. Custom paint, tile in all living areas. Furnished.$459,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 NEW LISTING


41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 19 MOORINGS GRAMERCY 2777 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #N-3 $1,200,000 Premier Properties Mimi Straub 263-2940 20 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,565,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 M-Sat:9-5 & Sun: 11-521 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #702 $1,999,000 Premier Properties Brian Nelson 572-2903>$2,000,000 22 ROYAL HARBOR 2220 Snook Drive $2,695,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 23 PARK SHORE ARIA 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Priced from $2,800,000. Furnished. Premier Properties Call 239261-6200 Open Daily and Sun. 12-424 COQUINA SANDS 500 Yucca Road $2,950,000 Premier Properties Kevin Wood 213-838625 ROYAL HARBOR 2645 Tarpon Road $2,950,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 26 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 222 Channel Drive $2,970,000 Premier Properties Roya Nouhi 290-9111 >$3,000,000 27 MARCO ISLAND CAPE MARCO BELIZE 970 Cape Marco Drive #PH2102 $3,250,000 Premier Properties Natalie Kirstein 784-0491 Call agent for access28 MEDITERRA PADOVA 15139 Brolio Lane $3,485,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 29 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-393930 BAREFOOT BEACH 105 St. Eustacius Lane $3,895,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. Call agent for access>$5,000,000 31 PORT ROYAL 4233 Gordon Drive $5,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$10,000,000 32 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $10,900,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$300,000 1 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $300s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8>$400,000 2 LEMURIA 7168 Lemuria Circle #1701 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-43 STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN 1675 Winding Oaks Way #202 $469,900 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 4 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 >$500,000 5 BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR 27134 Shell Ridge Circle $599,900 Premier Properties Cathy/George Lieberman 777-2441>$600,000 6 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-57 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $600s. Premier Properties Call 800-311-3622. Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-58 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $649,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 9 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #322 $685,000 Premier Properties Mitch Williams 370-8879 Call agent for access10 PELICAN MARSH 1895 Les Chateaux Blvd. #202 $649,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001>$700,000 11 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 $795,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 12 BONITA BEACH CAROLANDS 26977 Mclaughlin Blvd. $799,000 Premier Properties Cheryl Mease 691-8104 13 MOORINGS 2338 Beacon Lane $799,000 Premier Properties Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson 450-909114 PELICAN ISLE CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $795,000 $2,175,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-2538001 >$800,000 15 PELICAN BAY CRESCENT 8444 Abbington Circle #1421 $830,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304>$1,000,000 16 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15746 Villoresi Way $1,095,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 17 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 572 Tierra Mar Lane $1,150,000 Premier Properties Linda Piatt 269-2322 18 MARCO ISLAND 658 Bamboo Court $1,190,000 Premier Properties ML Meade 293-4851


premier NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PELICAN BAY & PELICAN MARSH THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242BARRINGTON 6999 Green Tree DriveOverlooking lake and golf; 3,946 A/C SF, 3 bedrooms plus den. Gourmet kitchen, Australian cypress oors; 3-car garage.$2,050,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899PINECREST 815 Bentwood DriveExtensively remodeled 4 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath with gourmet kitchen, electric shutters, and custom cabinetry.$1,598,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005OAKMONT 709 Turkey Oak LaneOne house from the lake. Cathedral ceilings, French doors, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Large heated pool.$1,350,000 | Sharon Kiptyk/Jane Darling | 777-3899OAKMONT 808 Pine Creek LaneLovely 3 bedroom residence newly renovated with tile and bamboo ooring. New kitchen, tray ceilings, private pool.$779,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1504Stunning views from this gorgeous 15th oor, 4 bedrooms plus a den, 4 baths and 3,100 SF under air residence.$2,250,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay DriveLakefront courtyard villa with guest cabana. New at roof, paint and alarm system. Screened private pool/spa.$1,700,000 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118ST. LAURENT 6849 Grenadier Blvd. #1104Expansive Gulf, city and golf views! Newly renovated, corner 3 bedroom. Southern exposure and two terraces.$1,365,000 | Phyllis ODonnell/Patrick ODonnell | 269-6161ST. MAARTEN 6101 Pelican Bay Blvd. #PH5Commanding coastal views from this penthouse with four bedrooms, master is on the 1st oor. Totally renovated.$1,195,000 | Mary Johnson | 594-9446LAS BRISAS 18 Las Brisas WayGorgeous 3 bedroom villa with 2,600 SF under air, prime southwest exposure, a private pool, and remodeled kitchen.$1,175,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 Condominiums/Villas GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1705Extremely open and airy standout. Modied plan. Granite countertops, marble ooring, 3M lm on all windows.$1,090,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741CORONADO 7225 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1104Gulf views from every room. Stainless appliances, new A/C unit, granite countertops, tray ceilings. Tram to beach.$997,000 | Judy Perry/Penny Lyle | 261-6161LAMBIANCE 2000 LAmbiance Circle #201Sensational view! Tropical aqua-scape view enhances the open spaciousness of this coach home. Incredible amenities.$995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192BAY VILLAS 554 Bay Villas LaneBeautifully remodeled, 3 bedroom villa with soaring, vaulted ceilings in the great room, master bath, and kitchen.$995,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 Single Family Homes OPEN SUN. 1-4 TIERRA MAR 572 Tierra Mar LaneRare lakefront 3 bedroom villa sits on oversized Tierra Mar lot with southern exposure. Vaulted ceilings and lots of glass.$1,150,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 OPEN SUN. 1-4 ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207Peaceful, tropical setting with sunsets galore. Bamboo ooring, 3 bedrooms, hurricane shutters and 2,200+ total SF.$995,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #201Marble oors, crown mouldings, faux paint, foyer with tray ceiling. Retirement living at its best.$985,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498HERON 5555 Heron Point Drive #802Your home in the sky awaits. Stunningly remodeled. Unobstructed bay and Gulf views. Two bedrooms, den, 3 baths.$945,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126CRESCENT 8440 Abbington Circle #25Lake, golf, sunsets, lush distant horizons, and palm trees. Spacious 2 bedroom, den, 2.5 bath, large SW lanai.$899,000 | Mary Halpin | 269-3005LAMBIANCE 1100 LAmbiance Circle #202Airy south-facing 3 bedroom plus family room, 3 bath lakefront corner residence. Near shops, restaurants, private beach.$875,000 | Dorcas Briscoe | 594-9494ST. MARISSA 6573 Marissa Loop #1002Endless Gulf of Mexico views from this 2 bedroom plus den condominium. Beautifully updated building with great amenities.$799,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731STRATFORD 5601 Turtle Bay Drive #501Long views of Gulf of Mexico. Over 3,000 sq. ft. of living area, 2 bedrooms, study, 3 baths and a quiet location.$749,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14Garden residence with condominium amenities! Private 26 x 20 pool, spacious garden, 2 bedrooms, marble oors.$745,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666THE POINTE II 535 Via Veneto #101Magnicent 3 bedroom corner residence is bright and sunny. Pristine condition, turnkey furnished, glassed lanai.$725,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714BREAKWATER 749 Bentwater Circle #203This 2 bedroom plus den features picturesque southern lake views, a glassenclosed lanai, huge oversized 2-car garage.$679,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005ST. NICOLE 5550 Heron Point Drive #1202Sunsets from balcony! Pristine 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence. Gorgeous Gulf views, beautiful furnishings.$675,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980VALENCIA 6520 Valen Way #C103Sunrises over golf course from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. The guest bedroom has private bath and lanai.$619,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005ST. PIERRE 6825 Grenadier Blvd. #103Sellers Motivated! Upscale, bright 3 bedroom, 2 bath high-rise, lush garden view, hurricane shutters, beach access next door!$575,000 | Patricia Bucalo | 248-0694CALAIS 7016 Pelican Bay Blvd. #102New 20 tile, carpet, cabinets, granite and marble counters, stainless appliances and crown moulding. Attached garage.$559,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973LAMBIANCE 800 LAmbiance Circle #103Prime location with waterscape, fountain and waterfall vistas. Smartly designed residence for maximum enjoyment.$499,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041AVALON 8375 Excalibur Circle #8Wonderful lake views! Open corner 2 bedroom plus den with cathedral ceilings and split bedrooms. One-car garage.$495,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264HYDE PARK 6360 Pelican Bay Blvd. #C404Awesome views of golf course and lake. Spacious 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath. Updated kitchen, new wood ooring.$475,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005CHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #201Beautifully renovated! Spectacular lake/golf views. Enclosed lanai with sliding glass doors. Turnkey furnished.$469,000 | Julie Rembos/Linda Ohler | 595-1809CHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #303Light and bright 2 bedroom with over 1,700 total SF and panoramic golf/ lake views. Turnkey furnished.$459,777 | Esther Van Lare | 404-3045HYDE PARK 6300 Pelican Bay Blvd. #A-402Fantastic lake and golf course views from the terrace of this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominium. Convenient to all.$450,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264 OPEN SUN. 1-4 CRESCENT 8444 Abbington Circle #1421Rarely available! Three bedroom, 2.5 bath coach home with private elevator, SE exposure overlooking golf course.$830,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304CHATEAUMERE 6040 Pelican Bay Blvd. #301Fabulously updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence with wraparound lanai. Move in and enjoy! NOW $699,777 | Esther Van Lare | 404-3045 REDUCEDINTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd.Spacious oor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2-car garage. Wonderful lake/pool views. Beach access, pool, tennis. NOW $699,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 REDUCED701 Bob White LaneBreathtaking golf vistas! Unique plan with 3 bedrooms, den and 3 baths. Bamboo oors, new gourmet kitchen. Pool/lanai.$1,750,000 | Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 Single Family Homes BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8687 Purslane DriveFurnished home with luxurious appointments, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, crown moulding, and Koi pond, side courtyard.$1,695,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 PELICAN BAY MONTENERO t#PH2002 Privacy and spectacular views make this 9,715 SF gorgeous penthouse a paradise in the sky. Exceptional extras. $6,795,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 PELICAN BAY POINTE VERDE tThis custom designed estate home features volume ceilings, 4 bedroom suites, a home theatre and library. Pool and spa. $3,995,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 PELICAN BAY GEORGETOWN tFrench Provincial 2-story manor home, 5 bedroom with elevator, media room & library. Turnkey furnished. Borelli-built. $2,895,000 Jane Darling/Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 PELICAN BAY CAP FERRAT t#1001 SW end residence, panoramic Gulf and bay views. Den, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, high-end nishes, pool, secured entry. $2,800,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 PELICAN BAY BARRINGTON tSpectacular lake views! Large screened lanai with pool and outdoor kitchen. Master suite wing plus 3 other bedrooms. $2,395,000 Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES tMediterranean-style home with view of golf course. Saturnia ooring, crown moulding, and granite counters. Pool/spa. $2,395,000 Michael Lawler /Ray Couret | 571-3939 PELICAN BAY MONTENERO t#508 Private elevator! Beachfront, 3 bedroom plus den with 4,080 total SF. Panoramic views of Gulf from oversized lanai. $1,975,000 Judy Perry/PennyLyle | 261-6161 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t#PH20 Spectacular sunsets on Gulf with totally unobstructed views from this penthouse. Sunrise terrace looks over golf. $1,870,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY PINECREST tRenovated inside and out, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Cooks kitchen, family room, heated pool, spa and 3-car garage. $1,795,000 | Janet Rathbun | 860-0012 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY tLakefront courtyard villa with separate guest house. Wood oors, granite counters, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, private, tropical pool. $1,749,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY t7857 Cocobay Drive Lakefront courtyard villa with 3 bedrooms, den and 3,440 total SF. Separate guest house. Screened courtyard. NOW $1,749,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 REDUCED OPEN SUN.1-4 PELICAN MARSH MUIRFIELD tMagnicent custom-built home. Two home theaters, wine cellar, wood oors, granite counters. Pool, waterfall spa. $1,399,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA tContemporary villa with European-style nishes. Three bedroom, upgraded cabinetry, guest cabana, plus a courtyard pool and spa. $1,285,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 PELICAN BAY RENAISSANCE t#3A Charming residence with high ceilings, granite, wood-burning replace, loft library, skylights. Furnished. NOW $1,199,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412 REDUCED PELICAN BAY ST. LAURENT t#705 Spacious corner 3 bedroom with Bay, Gulf and golf views. Panoramic sunsets from open air lanai. Large master suite. $1,150,000 Michael Lawler/Janet Rathbun | 571-3939 PELICAN MARSH PORTOFINO tTile and marble oors, volume ceilings, and plantation shutters. Private pool and spacious lanai overlook preserve. $999,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA t#2003 Gulf of Mexico views from this residence with an entire new kitchen featuring granite, new cabinetry and new appliances! $929,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 PELICAN BAY MARBELLA t#1105 Wonderful Gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with approx. 2,000 total SF. Full service building. NOW $899,500 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 REDUCED PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 Custom interior nishes throughout modied oor plan. Appointments of marble, polished porcelain and granite. $795,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 OPENSUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAY ST. PIERRE t#1504 Watch the sun rise over golf course and sun set over Gulf. Wood oors, newer appliances, screened/open balconies. $700,000 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583 PELICAN MARSH OSPREY POINTE t#202 Second oor, 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath oor plan lives like a house. Southern exposure golf course views. Two+car garage. $599,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 PELICAN MARSH VENTURA tExpansive great room and kitchen. Spinnaker oor plan, 3 bedroom plus loft/ den, lanai with pool. Attached 2-car garage. $545,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 PELICAN BAY STRATFORD t#402 -Extremely beautiful views of the Gulf. Newer A/C unit, hot water heater, in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath high-rise. $489,000 | Polly Himmel | 290-3910 PELICAN BAY PEBBLE CREEK t#203 Relax with a long lake view from cottage-style decor condominium. Location, location, location. Enclosed garage. $439,000 | Janet Rathbun | 860-0012 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT t#202 Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2nd oor location. Lake views and palm tree-lined sunsets. Tastefully updated. $399,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899GABLES 1052 Spanish Moss TrailCustom built 4 bedroom plus den with a large kitchen that opens onto family room with wood burning replace. Lanai overlooks lake.$1,050,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879IVY POINTE 1809 Ivy Pointe CourtLovely villa with 3 bedrooms plus a den/study and 2,900+ total SF. Spectacular lake/golf views! Refurbished pool cage.$870,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326TERRABELLA 9108 Terrabella CourtCurved cherry staircase, formal living, dining and family rooms. Pool, spa, overlooks lagoon. Completely furnished.$1,595,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448MONT CLAIRE 2365 Mont Claire Drive #101Turnkey furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with wet bar, built-ins, diagonal tile, crown moulding and coffered ceilings.$580,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899OSPREY POINTE 9029 Whimbrel Watch Lane #102Expansive golf views from the large lanai! Loads of upgrades; some include diagonal tile oors and crown moulding.$575,000 | Janet Gable | 370-5547OSPREY POINTE 9024 Whimbrel Watch Lane #202Ultimate in carefree living. Spectacular park views, sunshine all day, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, media room plus den.$550,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520ARIELLE 2245 Arielle Drive #2101New wood ooring and great decor! This end 3 bedroom plus family room/ den residence enjoys a peaceful lake view.$369,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544ARIELLE 2120 Arielle Drive #202Amazing lake and golf views with southern exposure. Corner 2 bedroom plus den. Tastefully decorated and sunny.$319,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Condominiums/Villas AUGUSTA 2546 Augusta DriveBuild your home on this oversized lot; 1/3 of an acre setting. One of the last building sites; choose your builder!$390,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Lots PELICAN MARSH PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY Condominiums/Villas PELICAN BAY Condominiums/Villas


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Off the back burner Put cooking classes, wine dinners on your culinary calendar. C19 Lost and Found The adventure begins in Goodland in debut novel by a Marco Island writer. C3 LtdFd Music to their ears: Young musicians collect scholarships in Collier County The Naples Music Club has awarded nearly $17,000 in scholarships to college-bound musicians. Twenty-five recipients received their awards during a recital at Golden Gate High School earlier this month. The clubs top scholarship, the Turiel Award of $2,000, went to Barron Collier High School student Laura Chami. Ms. Chami studies voice with Charles Smith and piano with John Davis. She also plays the saxophone and will enroll at Florida State University this fall to study music therapy and vocal performance. Runners-up for the Turiel Award were Nancy Fleweling, soprano; Alexander Hayes, euphonium; Emmanuel Lima, trumpet; and Caroline Phillips, saxophone.SEE MUSICIANS, C5 Digging in Launching the Conservancys $17 million renovation, and more big events. C16 & 17 Q&A with author Jon Scieszka C4 inside:Turiel Award finalists Emmanuel Lima, Laura Chami, Caroline Phillips, Nancy Fleweling and Alexander Hayes.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOBY NANCY STETSON________________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comF IT WERENT FOR JON SCIESZKA, THE WORLD would never know what really happened to the three little pigs at least, according to the wolf. With a dash of self-pity and a heaping helping of rationalization, the wolf explains that he was making a cake for his Granny when he realized he was out of sugar. (If you look carefully, the batter in the bowl has a pair of bunny ears suspiciously sticking out.) As A. Wolf told Mr. Scieszka (whose name rhymes with Fresca), he had a cold, and was sneezing. When he visited the first pig, whose house was made of straw, he sneezed and blew the house down. Same for the second little pigs house, which was made of sticks. Of course, he ate them both. (Who could turn down a free meal?) The third pig, the one living in a house of brick, called the cops, who threw the wolf in jail. The wolf blames the press, claiming they blew the story out of proportion because needing a bowl of sugar and having to sneeze wasnt exciting enough for them.I THE MANBEHINDTHE PIGS Top: In a scene from The Naples Players production of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, James Jackson, who plays the wolf, explains his actions during his trial. Above, the book on which the play is based. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs was published in 1989; 20 years later, the book no one wanted is still in print. More than 3 million copies have been published in 14 languages.SEE PIGS, C4 Angels & DemonsMovie critic Dan Hudak says solid acting and a compelling story make for a good show. C11

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Friends mocked me and my love for those blankets with sleeves but now lo and behold the Snuggie has gone viral, even appearing in The New York Times and on Rock (take that, doubters). So, when I predict the Next Big Thing, I expect people to listen (but I know better than to hold my breath). Still, here it is: F*** My Life, whose slogan reads My life sucks but I dont give a f***, features stories of disastrous life situations, most hilarious. Anyone can write in, and the Web site draws more than 1.5 million viewers per day. Though the topics vary, the same themes run throughout the site. One is duh moments. Like Sally256 who writes, Today, I was with my kids. We saw a tiny little bug and they started freaking out. Trying to show them that bugs are not scary, I picked it up. It bit me and now I have to go to the doctor because my hand is the size of a balloon. FML. Or an anonymous user who posted this gem: Today, I went into work to set up a new store. There was a lot of lifting so I dressed casual. This happened to be FML destined for Snuggie success SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON ing at pictures of my boyfriend, who was in his friends wedding this past weekend. He said that none of the girlfriends could come because it would cost too much for the couple. I spent the weekend alone, and all his friends girlfriends are in the pictures. Which is why this site is destined for greatness. FML captures the core of the human experience. With the duh moments and the moments of rejection, the weight of loneliness and the sorrow of heartbreak, we nod our heads in a shared understanding. Its an incredible invention, almost as great as a blanket with sleeves. When Snuggies first came on the scene, I said to anyone who would listen, This is going to be huge... Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: the day the owner brought in his conservative family to check out the store. I was wearing a shirt that says everyone poops and has a donkey and elephant pooping. Theme-wise, rejection also surfaces a lot. One user posts, Today, I sent everyone a text on my phone book saying, Happy Star Wars Day!!! May the Fourth be with you!! I forgot to uncheck my exgirlfriends number. She texted back, one of the many reasons I broke up with you. Or, Today, I got home from visiting my long-distance girlfriend. I spent $366 to get a plane ticket to visit her for the week. The day after I arrived there, she broke up with me and I had to buy a ticket for an earlier flight home. With fees and penalties, I payed [sic] around $550 to be broken up with. Some of the stories touch on a heavier theme. They speak of loneliness, and as readers, we cant help but feel an empathetic ache. Today, I found out my grandmother passed away, writes one poster. When I told my boyfriend I began to cry. Instead of caring, he said youre getting my bed wet, rolled over, and fell asleep. 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PAGE 48 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 Kids everywhere love the story. They get the joke. They know the original, and it tickles them to hear the story from the wolfs point of view. But when Mr. Scieszka originally shopped his story around, he couldnt get a publisher to buy it. Then he hooked up with illustrator Lane Smith, whose offbeat pictures portrayed Mr. Scieszkas story perfectly. Generally, authors and those who illustrate their books dont know each other. Publishers dont like to buy a team effort, Mr. Scieszka explains. The publishers kept responding with rejection letters. They thought it was too dark or too sophisticated for kids. Kids wouldnt get it, they said. But of course they would, Mr. Scieszka says. Id been teaching school for five years. I knew theyd get it. I was writing some of The Stinky Cheese Man stories then, and shared them with the kids. They were really weirded out by those! (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, which came out in 1992, was a runaway seller. The subversive book received a Caldecott Honor and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book.) Mr. Scieszkas students were entranced when he told them about Kafkas Metamorphosis. They loved a story about a guy who falls asleep a man and wakes up the next morning as a bug. He knew theyd love a wellknown fairy tale told from a different point of view. Finally, he says, Regina Hayes at Penguin Books got the humor of the author and illustrator and she thought kids would, too. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs was published in 1989; 20 years later, the book no one wanted is still in print. More than 3 million copies have been published in 14 languages. Mr. Scieszka has copies of them all. Theyre so fun. I take them around and show kids, he says. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs has also been turned into a musical, with book and lyrics by Robert Kauzlaric and music by Paul Gilvary and William Rush. The Naples Players are performing it May 22 through June 20 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays, 5 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 4 p.m. Sundays. I really love that stuff, Mr. Scieszka says about the musical version and other adaptations of his story. It gets it out to a whole new population of people in a different way. It keeps it alive. Hes seen several different productions of the play. I (even) saw a puppet production once, he says. Im a big fan of those. I see it as an honor, the people care enough about it to transform it and bring it to life. I appreciate anything people do to bring (my book) back to life in a great way like that. Mr. Scieszka was named the first National Ambassador of Young Peoples Literature by the Childrens Book Council and the Library of Congress. About the lofty title he says, I promote childrens books; its like a laureate position. Im someone they can go to, to ask, Whats going on in childrens books? Hes appeared on TV with Martha Stewart and was on the front page of the New York Times Arts & Leisure section. The ambassadorship is a two-year term, and has a $25,000 a year stipend, courtesy of the Cheerios cereal. Lots of cool, crazy things have happened to him as ambassador, Mr. Scieszka says, and you get the feeling that sometimes his life is just as absurd as his books. For example, kids make him sashes. I wear them every chance I get, he says. A group of inventive fifth graders in San Diego composed and played an original fanfare for him. It was trumpet, I think trombone, kettle drum and xylophone, he says. I liked it so much, its now the ring tone on my phone. He received an award from former First Lady Laura Bush in 2008, when he started. It looks like an Olympic medal on a red, white and blue ribbon, he says. Its heavy too. But its not gold. Hes not sure what the material is. Its a pewter-y color, he says. When asked if, as an ambassador, he dresses up in tails, he responds in the affirmative. Yes, I have gone to a couple things in jeans and tails. I teach people how to salaam to the ambassador. The little kindergarteners are stunned! And when he goes on book tours, the publisher makes reservations at the hotels for him as Ambassador Scieszka. Its fun to get wake-up calls, he says, because they call him ambassador, but inevitably stumble while attempting to pronounce his last name. Hes written an autobiography: Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories About Growing Up about his experiences of growing up in a family of six boys. And hes recently written a Trucktown series for preschoolers and kindergarteners. One of his pet projects is getting boys interested in reading. When I was a teacher, my boys were always a year or two behind girls developmentally, he says. Its a shame that we cram them all into the same box of what theyre supposed to be doing. He was the lone voice in the faculty room when they were choosing books for summer readings lists, he says. Where are the books on sharks and volcanoes? hed ask. Where are the books on gross stuff? The comic books? Thats why I like the idea of the ambassadorship. I can be a spokesperson for kids who arent such fans of reading. Lets just get kids excited about reading and not get upset about the quality or pedigree. It doesnt have to be Shakespeare in second grade. Were pushing too hard, too much too fast. It turns kids off. We should just let kids read for enjoyment. Let them have some choice. They want to read about World War II battleships? Go ahead. Thats what I found in the classroom. People have really different tastes. Mr. Scieszka has written the Time Trio series of books especially for boys. And he founded Guys Read, a Webbased literacy program for boys (www. and edited Guys Write for Guys Read. When I speak about Guys Read stuff, the audience is usually 90 percent women, he says. Theyre teachers, librarians. I ask them, Whats your husband reading? Or Whats your boyfriend reading? Look on the other side of the bed. Its probably very different than what youre reading. Well, consider an 8-year-old boy, he says. Theres a whole range of reading interests out there. And thanks to Ambassador Scieszka, that now includes stories about timetraveling boys, a Stinky Cheese Man and a crafty wolf who continues to proclaim his innocence. PIGSFrom page 1 If you go>>The True Story of the Three Little Pigs >>When: May 22-June 20 with performances at 7 p.m. Fridays, 5 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 4 p.m. Sundays >>Where: The Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South >>Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for kids 18 and under >>Info: Call 263-7990 Goofy questions for ScieszkaBecause Jon Scieszka has such an offbeat sense of humor, we decided to ask him some off-the-wall questions we dont normally ask our interviewees.You grew up with ve brothers. What was that like? Was it like Lord of the Flies? It was Lord of the Flies mixed with GO, DOG. GO! In The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, the wolf says he went to the three little pigs homes to borrow a cup of sugar for a cake he was making for his granny. If you lived in Florida and an alligator came to the door wanting to borrow a cup of sugar, would you answer the door? Yeah, probably, because I think I could take it! Plus, theyre tastier than a steady diet of poodle. A little more of a hefty meal. Complete this sentence: Reading is cool because it can go places nothing else can. What superpower would you like to have, and why? Thats a tough one. Id go with the ying thing more than being invisible, because I havent gotten my ambassador helicopter the Library of Congress promised me yet! They did give me one, but it was a small one. When I got it, it t in my pocket. Im still holding out. Well, you know, President Obama said that the old helicopter was good enough for him. Ill take the new helicopter that was promised to Obama. He can still use the old one! Why does it feel good to laugh? Thats hard to say. It does. Let kids read funny books. They never seem to get on the required reading lists and dont get as many awards. But these are things that kids adore. Trust kids instincts. Whats the funniest question youve been asked? A kid asked me at an assembly, Whats that other word for pee? I had read them a chapter from my autobiography, Knucklehead, about growing up with ve brothers. The chapter Crossing Swords is about all of us peeing, and my youngest brother complaining he was peed on, because he was the youngest and the shortest, and standing closer to the wall. The word, of course, is urinate. My mom was a nurse. She insisted on using the correct pronunciation and terminology. Nancy Stetson COURTESY PHOTO The wolf (James Jackson) defends himself, all sweetness and light, as a skeptical reporter (Judith Gangi) listens takes note. It was trumpet, I think trombone, kettle drum and xylophone. I liked it so much, its now the ring tone on my phone. Jon Scieszka, author


WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 A&E C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THE MUSIC GOURMET In a decidedly misnamed concert, there was nonetheless, some Mozart. In fact, one of the composers best known works, Symphony No. 40 in G Minor (commonly known as The Great), held court for the entire second half of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestras recent Mostly Mozart program. Its relationship to the first half of the evening, however, was at best tangential. As it turned out, the lack of connectedness was irrelevant. The sold-out audience let out a nearly audible ahhh of recognition as everyone all but nestled down in their seats, took a deep breath and let the joyous music infuse every pore of their bodies. Much as I would have preferred to hear it at a faster pace, it was nevertheless a perfect way to end the concert. The first selection of the evening, by the eternal innovator Claude Debussy, was likewise tasty and easy to love. The four brief selections, part and parcel of his Petite Suite, were a perfect antidote to the global stress and despair lurking just outside the door of the Phil. It was the second selection of the night, a brute of a concerto for cello by Dmitri Shostakovich, that I found so jarring. But lets face it: Love was hardly in the air at the time Shostakovich was composing. Josef Stalin was routinely slaughtering millions of innocents everywhere in Shostakovichs homeland. Madness reigned. Artists and musicians who dared create anything outside Stalins party line were tortured. South of Russia, at least six million Jews, homosexuals (real or suspected), gypsies and other undesirables were being obliterated by Adolf Hitler. Nearby, Benito Mussolini was busy murdering his own countrymen, transforming the majestic countryside into a bloodbath. During this social milieu of malignant oppression and capricious terror, Shostakovich somehow managed to survive and to compose. Opening with a huge cadenza, principal cellist Adam Satinsky left little doubt that he was up to the task of this hugely difficult work.So cacophonous is the score that initially, to new ears I am certain it cannot help but sound as if the cellist is playing off key and the orchestra trying mightily to play in sync with the cellist, with no notion where they are. Then all is well once again. Just as suddenly the cello wails, and here comes the surreal perception of a musical dialogue, a conversation of sorts, issuing forth between the cello and the orchestra. It was chillingly wonderful.And so it continued, with Satinsky committed to giving a bravura performance, which he did. My concern the unexpectedly thin sound of his cello most probably was due not to Satinskys cello at all, but to what I suspect was something amiss with the acoustics where he was seated. Ive heard Satinsky dozens of times, and never has his cello sounded so thin. That it did, therefore, at least on the first evening, I could not help but attribute to some acoustical glitch outside his control. Responding to a standing ovation, Satinsky returned, finally grinning, to thank the audience and perform an unaccompanied Sarabande as a bonus present. I must confess that I missed having our maestro, Jorge Mester, at the helm of this bruising number. He was unavoidably absent because of his daughters graduation; Stuart Malina, a well-credentialed, yet hardly dynamic conductor, stood in for Mester. Good, yes, but eons away from Mester, whose extraordinary grace and proven ability to transform Shostakovich into a thing of utter beauty, has always been marvelous to behold. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Mostly Mozart just wasnt PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH Good Food Good Spirits Good Fun Reservations Suggested Hours of Operation:Daily 5 p.m. closing Lunch 11:30 a.m. seasonally239.261.1221720 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Rti S t t t d d d d d d d d d d Trilogy Try a glass of wine. Over 50 are available by the glass, hundreds by the bottle to compliment your dining experience. A special selection of wines from the Trilogy wine cellar are also offered by the glass and are maintained in a specially controlled wine keeper system bar side. All the wine and spirits offered are selections not only from the U.S., but also from around the world and represent the best of the best in quality, and yet appropriately priced. Since 1970, the Naples Music Club has awarded $395,000 in scholarships to 604 area music students ages 11-18. Winnings are used for summer music camps, college expenses or study with private teachers. This year, 58 students representing 16 high schools and several home-schooled students competed. The juried competition took place in two age divisions in the categories of piano, string, woodwinds, brass, percussion and voice. Top winners who are seniors were then invited to compete for the Turiel Award, for which criteria include recital performance, seriousness in pursuing the study of music, competition scores, grade point average, community service, an essay, a personal interview and financial need. This year for the first time the club named two recipients for the Haegg Award for especially promising students ages 11-14 who have not studied privately. Nerline Nerlein, a 14-year-old clarinetist, and Shelby Sorrell, a 12-yearold flutist, received the award. The remaining scholarship winners for 2009 are: Jared Blajian, Joseph Peliska, McClaran Hayes, Jeremy Brachle, Nicole Ma, Hannah Feng, Alexandria Beightol, Jennifer Wu, Nathaniel Cornell, Adam Pan, Daniel Rosman, Nicole Pavlisin, Cobby Breszeski, Christian Stahlman, Julian Gonzalez, Kevin Boyd, Yvonne Jiang, Shermana Winkler, Philip Brindise and Christian Ostaloza. MUSICIANSFrom page 1 Grace ALEXANDER Sue BOYDSTON Wendell H. BROWN A.J CATALANO Mary CRAWFORD Joan OSBORN-DUNKLE Tim HAUSER Phyllis HELLER Shirley KELLEY Jo-Ann LIZIO Kim MARHOEFER Andi MCCARTER Henri MEILLIER Gareth ROCKLIFFE Greg STUART CONTEMPORARY WORK THAT PUSHES THE LIMIT!to be. not to be..MAY 1-31, 2009 ARTIST RECEPTION TONIGHT THURSDAY MAY 21 6 pmOSBORN.LIZIO GALLERY CONTEMPORARY430 Bayfront Place Naples, FL 34102 239-262-7329Gallery Hours: Tues. & Wed. 1:00 5:00 pm Thurs. Sat. 1:00 7:00 pm Sun. & Mon. By Appointment

PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Three Little Pigs The Naples Players present a special summer treat, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, performed by adult actors for kids of all ages and the rest of the family. The musical is on stage May 22-June 20 at the Tobye Studio of the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South. Tickets: $20/adults, $10/students 18 and under. 263-7990 or More Childrens Theatre Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe May 21-23, 28, 29 and 31. Four children stumble upon a wardrobe that transports them to the magical land of Narnia. Tickets for lunch and the show are $15. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm. com. Church Basement Ladies Broadway Palm Dinner Theater-Off Broadway presents Church Basement Ladies, a musical tribute to the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, through May 24. 278-4422 or The Wedding Singer Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents The Wedding Singer through June 6. This musical comedy goes back to a time when neon was in, collars were up and the guy with the mullet hairdo was the coolest person in the room. 278-4422 or www. Saturday, May 23 Thursday, May 21 Friday, May 22 This weeks symphony This weeks live bands Concert Programs Magic Carpet Concerts at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts highlight various sections of the orchestra, with each program featuring a small ensemble from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. The 45-minute programs are primarily for children ages 3-9, but can be enjoyed by everyone. Coming up May 23: Colors of the Winds. Times: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $8; 597-1900 or Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and visit the shops and galleries around Third Street South in Naples. Call for Critics Be a film critic, catch an indie film and hob-nob with the judges from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 5 at Six Degrees Exhibitions, 1100 Sixth Avenue South, on the dockside boardwalk at Tin City. Enjoy a drink while watching a random film being judged in consideration for the Naples International Film Festival in November 2009. Price: $1. 331-2678 or Tamiami Tale Tellers Join this storytelling group that meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Grand Court, 8351 College Parkway, Fort Myers. Free for tellers and listeners. All are welcome; 731-9694 or 543-4872. Bayshore Coffee House Thursday: Acoustic soul with Soul Funk Unity, Heather Brooks and Mike Rogers, 8-11 p.m., $5 cover Friday: Bluegrass with The Fleas, 7-10 p.m., $5 cover. Saturday: The Whole Tones and Music Revolution, 8-11 p.m., $5 cover. Monday: Singer Songwriter Night hosted by Jen Zen, 7 p.m. to close. Wednesday: Open Mic Night hosted by Matt and Jason, 7 p.m. to close. 2727 Bayshore Drive. 775-5676 or 287-2035. Heroes in Action! The Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium Hot Stuff, Cool Bikes Gulf Coast Town Center hosts a Firemens Chili Cook-off and Bike Night. 267-0783 or Third Street Farmers Market The Saturday morning Farmers Market sets up behind Tommy Bahamas from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Nearly 50 vendors sell locally produced vegetables and fruits, jams, baked goods and seafood. Its a great place to people-watch, too. Ten Tenors The Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes The Ten Tenors. Australias Ten Tenors have dazzled and charmed audiences around the world with their showmanship and dynamic vocal prowess. 597-1900 or www. Freds Diner Monday: Singer/ Songwriter Night hosted by Tim McGeary and sponsored by Robert George Productions from 6:30-9 p.m. Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Handsome Harrys Music from 6-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Coming up: Joey Fiato, Thursday and Tuesday; Jason DeSimone, Friday and Wednesday; David Christian, Saturday; Wendy Renee, Sunday; Omar Baker, Monday. 1207 Third Street South. 434-6400 or Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna. Friday and Saturday: TBA. Tuesday: Geek Skwad. Wednesday: Love Funnel. All entertainment is from 10 p.m.2 a.m. No cover charge. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Noodles Saturday: Paul Rozmus and the Funkyside Dance Band beginning at 8:30 p.m. 1585 Pine Ridge Road. 592-0050. Norms Restaurant, Lounge & Courtyard Live music in the lounge every night except Wednesday, which is karaoke night with Lester; Sunday from 5-8 p.m. is Jebrys Jazz Jam. 5047 Tamiami Trail East. 696-2408. www. Olio Jazz during Sunday jazz brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and every Wednesday 6-9 p.m. 1500 Fifth Avenue South. 530-5110. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples In the Lobby Lounge: Joseph Lang, solo piano, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday; The Jerry Stawski Trio, 8-11 p.m. Thursday and 9 p.m.-midnight Friday; The Guy Fasciani Quartet, 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort In the Bella Vista Lounge: Michael Blasucci on guitar, 7:30-10:30 pm. Thursday; The Guy Fasciani Trio, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday; The Jerry Stawski Trio, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Riverwalk at Tin City Thursday 5:30-8:30 p.m.: John Lowbridge; Friday 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Merrill Allen; Saturday 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Sal Desantis; Sunday 3-7 p.m.: Sal Desantis. 1200 Fifth Avenue South. 263-2734. www.riverwalktincity. com. South Street City Oven and Grill James Wilhite, acoustic rock, at 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Maxi Courtney, acoustic rock, at 5:30 p.m. Friday; Mother Father, original alternative rock, at 9:30 p.m. Friday; No Way Jose, ska/party rock, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday; Reggae Sunday at 9:30 p.m. Megan Rose on piano at 8:30 p.m. FlamingoVegas Style Games Drawing 4 Times Daily From Our Prize Wheel Wednesday Sunday Weekly Drawings for Visa Gift Card 7:30 & 9:00pm F riday Complimentary snack & beverages All Day Join Us For Our Memorial Day Celebration/Picnic Join Us For Our Memorial Day Celebration/PicnicMonday; Karaoke Tuesday at 9 p.m.; Maxi Courtney at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 Stoneys Steakhouse Live music and dancing in Kevins Piano Lounge from 7-11 p.m. every night. Monday: Shelly Shannon. Tuesday: Nevda Wilkes. Wednesday and Saturday: Wendy & Company. Thursday, Friday and Sunday: Robert Williamson. 403 Bayfront Place; 435-9353. www.stoneyssteakhouse. com.welcomes its newest traveling exhibit, Heroes in Action! Guests of all ages will enjoy exploring the world of emergency services personnel. 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers; 321-7420 or Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center presents a free concert beginning at 8 p.m. in Market Plaza. Tonight: Classic hits with Richie C. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome; no alcohol is permitted. 267-0783 or Opening Reception There will be an opening reception in the FGCU Arts Complex for The Formers: Current Works from FGCU Art Graduates from 5-8 p.m. Presented by the FGCU Alumni Association and FGCU Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the exhibition continues through July 31. 590-7199 or The Ten Tenors will be at The Philharmonic Ceter for the Arts on Saturday, May 23.


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Ongoing events Water-Ski Shows The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team performs at 4 p.m. lakeside near the restaurant piazza at Miromar Outlets at 4 p.m. ETC... Enjoy a reading of a Cecile, or School for Fathers, a modern classic comedy romance by celebrated French playwright Jean Anouilh, performed by ETC Readers Theatre, a group of The Naples Players, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets: $10. 263-7990 or Upcoming events Celtic Woman The international sensation Celtic Woman brings its Isle of Hope tour to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Mann Hall in Fort Myers at 7:30 p.m. May 27 and 28. The show features many new songs plus lots of classics performed by Chloe, Lisa, Alex, Lynn and Mairead. 481-4849 or Sunday, May 24 Wednesday, May 27 TOUR SPECIALSOne Hour For Only$249TOUR SPECIALSOne Hour For Only Up to 3 passengers Up to 3 passengers Ft. Myers Ke y West *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS May 21st 2009 Key West Fishing Tournament May 22nd The Musical of Musicals, the Musical at Waterfront Playhouse May 24th Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational May 27th Return of Rompers, Short Attention Span Theatre 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers Beach Just 31/2 hours to Key West! Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 Fabulous hair doesnt have to be expensive!Summer SpecialHair that Hair Cut, Style, Manicure All for $50 Join us from 7-10am Join us from 7-10amEXPIRES 5/14/09BUY ONEBreakfast EntreGet OneEntre FREEwith purchase of 2 beverages**Not valid on Sundays Must bring ad One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Will accept comparable coupons.ALL DAY! EVERY DAY! ALL DAY! EVERY DAY!EXPIRES 5/14/09BUY ONE Entre& receive secondEntreat 50% OFF*with purchase of 2 beverages** Must bring ad. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Will accept comparable coupons. *Coupon valid 7 days a week. OPEN 7 DAYS 7am-2:30pm 239-649-0559At Corner of Airport-Pulling & Pine Ridge Roads In Carillon PlaceVisit our website : Shirley Valentine Florida Repertory Theatre presents Shirley Valentine May 29-June 7. Florida Rep veteran Lisa Morgan stars as Englands favorite housewife. 332-4488 or Guy Richards Actor/comedian Guy Richards brings his new comedy tour to Naples Big Cypress Market Place at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Tickets: $25-$35. 7741690 or Family Fare The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Family Fare: Journeys Through Motion conducted by Stuart Chafetz, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31. Audiences will fly through the air with E.T., travel down the Grand Canyon on a donkey, chug along the South American countryside on a small train and sail on an English ship. Tickets: $15/adults, $10/students. 597-1900 or Stand-up Comedy Jim Gaffigan is a true comedic triple threat, having achieved major milestones in stand-up, acting and writing. He comes to the Barbara B. Mann performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5. 481-4849 or Slow Food SWF Horticulturist and Slow Food SWF member Debbie Hughes will present an event at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 7. Guests will learn how to create beverages, teas and liqueurs and will also tour the herb garden, where they can purchase herbs and learn how to create a home herbal mound. Cost: $25; e-mail Florida Contemporary The Naples Museum of Art showcases the rich variety of artists living and working in Florida in Florida Contemporary featuring paintings and photographs by nearly 50 artists, through June 28. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. 597-1900. Tommy TheatreZone performs Tommy, Pete Townshends tale of a young boys journey from pain to triumph, an electrifying evening of rock nroll, June 11-14 and 17-20 at 8 p.m. and June 13, 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. at The Community School of Naples. (888) ZONE-FLA or Steely Dan Tickets are on sale now for Steely Dans June 16 performance at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 481-4849 or Summer Jazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts SummerJazz on the Gulf for the 24th consecutive year. Concerts are held on the resorts Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, from 7-10 p.m. on one Saturday evening per month June-September. This years dates: June 13, July 18, Aug. 22 and Sept. 19. Jim Gaffigan


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The areas most experienced autobody technicians. We specialize in luxury & exotic vehicles We have the areas highest consistent consumer satisfaction index Top 5% in the nation Naples only body shop to use waterbased paint Free pick up & delivery Insurance Claims Fiberglass Repair Frame Straightening Complete Unibody Repair Expert Computer Color Matching Custom DetailingOr this: Hi Darling. Michael Phelps shaves his pits. M One wrote her daughter, saying she was locked in the computer room and couldnt get out. I NEED HELP AND SOON, BEFORE I STARVE TO DEATH!!!! the mother wrote. The explanation: I was trying to put a door knob on the door and got started, but the thing went completely closed as I was trying to see if it was going to fit and now here I am having to stoop so low as to write an email to you to see if you could call someone to come get me out. Some moms give details of their daily life, though some are more colorful than others. One relays a dream she had about Madonna. And yes, it was typed all in caps: I HAD THE STRANGEST DREAM LAST NIGHT, I DREAMED I WAS IN EUROPE AT A SPA WITH MADONNA AND WE WERE HANGING OUT LIKE WE WERE BFFS. ANYWAY BEFORE YOU COULD GO THROUGH THE SPA YOU HAD TO HAVE ALL YOUR BODY HAIR REMOVED BY THESE LITTLE BOYS. SO I WASNT HAVING ANY OF IT. IT WAS SO WEIRD. AND THESE PEOPLE DIDNT SEEM TO KNOW WHO MADONNA WAS SO WE STARTED SINGING LIKE A VIRGIN. AND THEN MY ALARM WENT OFF. And some are very clever: On May 1 a check was born. Alas, like an unbaptized soul in Limbo, it has not reached check heaven. Check heaven is a place of great joy for birthday checks because there it can reach its full potential. No longer folded upon itself, ashamed to show its worth; it is free to pay bills, pay down debt, buy things you need or even to swell the balance of your checking or savings account. It could even be earning interest! Dont let it suffer any longer. Free the little birthday check. One reader wrote in and said: Mom, is that you? I think my Mom has a secret family she hasnt told me about. Now I know what shes doing when shes not jerking my chain. Another clever one was this:We have been in the woods almost every weekend working on the camp. Murdering trees, shredding the evidence, splitting murdered trees, stacking split murdered trees, burning murdered trees. Generally the whole tree murdering cycle.And drinking at the bar. One peppers her e-mail with current slang, then reveals she learned them all from the AARP magazine. Another doesnt quite get the lingo, asking her daughter if shes cooling with her friends instead of chilling with her friends. Nothing is off limits. Moms write about discovering Kanye Wests music, sleeping on the couch, and dads vasectomy. Some even seem to have more exciting social lives. One mom wrote her daughter that she was currently Out at a club dancing 2 back that ass up. And for those who want to grow old and feisty, but harbor an intense dislike for red hats, heres one prize one: Friday Im doing something fun as well. Joan and I are starting a club called The Grown-Ass Womans Club. Our mascot is Gert Boyle (One Tough Mother) from Columbia Wear. Your stepfather is making fun of us but I think hes just petty and jealous. I finally told him to shut up. Thats what GAW do when they are confronted with negativity. One of our field trips is going to be on a Saturday and were going to find those Red Hat Ladies and shove them down. Theyre ridiculous and need to be eliminated.The site was started by two women who, as friends, shared their moms e-mails with each other. Jessica Grose is an editor for Double X a blog for women that is on Slate, the online magazine. Doree Shafrir is a senior editor at The New York Observer. Since its inception in March 2008, the sites received more than 7,000 e-mails. The best have been compiled into a book: Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home. New York magazine, in its Approval Matrix, rated them brilliant but lowbrow.So check out the book, and check out the site. And dont forget to write your mom. You never know what she might write back. ARTS COMMENTARY No matter how old you get, your mom is still your mom. Correspondence from her likely includes advice-giving, nurturing, support, updates on others lives, minutia from hers, or questions that range from slang and how to use the computer to details about your health or sex life. Read a letter from a mom, and you just know its from a mom, even if it isnt signed Mom, Mommy, Mum or Ma. Recently, Ive become hooked on a Web site called Postcards From Yo Momma, A repository of modern day maternal correspondence, at On it, people post correspondence from their mothers usually e-mails or text messages.Theyre delightful, touching, moving, and damn hilarious. And reproduced as originally written, creative spellings and all.I mean, who else but a mom would send an e-mail that ends, By the way, if you are gay, no problems for me as long as you have kids. Theres the e-mail from the mom who informed her daughter that she bought her baby clothes, even though she isnt pregnant. (The mom hoped it would have some kind of positive influence.) Then theres the mom who spoke right to the point. The subject line said hi, and the e-mail was just one line: I want grandchildren! One mom, whod watched Saturday Night Live, didnt know what a MILF was. Another told her daughter shed look like a whochimama in a dress she wanted to buy. The daughter then explained what a hoochie mama was. (The mom thought it just meant looking hot and sexy.) But then a recent post had this e-mail from a mom: Tyra says the average woman has eight sexual partners in a lifetime. Yo mamas a ho! (Readers then had a big debate as to whether the number was high or low. One suggested it was low, but thought that celibate nuns skewed the average.) Even when the notes are cryptic or sound strange, they still sound Mom-like: When you get a chance, ask your dad about how he almost killed Al Gore. Its a good story. Mom h w c S NancySTETSON Moms say the darndest things! Postcards from yo momma TO HA V E ALL Y O UR B O DY M OV ED B Y TH ES E LI TT LE O I WA SN T H AV IN G AN Y T WAS SO WEIRD. AND E OPLE DIDNT SEEM TO HO M AD ON NA W AS S O WE SI NG IN G L IK E A VI RG IN N MY ALARM WEN T OFF. e are ver y c l ever : y 1 a c h ec k was b orn. A l as, a p tized soul in Limbo, it has d ch ec k he av en C he ck h ea va ce of g reat joy for birthday a use there it can reach its f ull N o lon ge r f olded u po n itsel f o show its worth; it is f ree to a y d own d e b t, b uy t h ings you r even to swe ll t h e g s It n be t erest! t suffer Free i rt hd a y re ad e r d sai d : t h at n k m y w hen they are con f ronted w i ty. One o f our f ield trips i s o n a Saturday and were g t h ose Re d Hat La d ies a nd d own. T h e y re ri d icu l ou t o be e liminat e d The site was sta rt women who, as fr ie th eir moms e-mai l s ot h er. Jessica Grose f or Double X a blo g t hat is on Slate, the o zi ne D or ee S ha fr ir i s t or at T h e New Yor k Since its ince pt io n 2 008, the sites recei ve 7 ,000 e-mai l s. T h e b es compi l e d into a b oo k : Poi g nant, Goo f y, Brilliant M e a i ts Matr i th em b lo wb row. S o c h ec k o a nd c h ec k ou And do n write your m never k n ow m ight wr it


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING In spite of the economic difficulties that have affected every segment of our society, there are many opportunities for us to continue to help our communitys nonprofit organizations. Here are some thoughts on how you can use your time, talent and treasure to continue to make an impact thats For Good. For Ever. Focus on immediate needs Many nonprofits that provide basic services such as food, shelter and health care are hard hit by loss of funding from public and private resources. At the same time, these first responder health and human service organizations are seeing huge spikes in demand for their services. This might be a good time for making larger contributions or volunteering for these direct service nonprofits. Give more strategically Choose organizations that you donate to more carefully, focusing on those with the strongest infrastructure and organization. The services of our Center for Nonprofit Excellence, especially the expertise of the highly skilled corps of volunteer consultants, represent a solid investment in making good nonprofits even better. Give different assets With the unprecedented loss of value in securities, this might be the time to consider donating unneeded life insurance policies, property or an interest in a privately held company. It might also be the right time to take advantage of income-producing vehicles such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Take advantage of the IRA rollover Before he left office, President Bush authorized a two-year extension of the IRA charitable rollover. If you are age 70 or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 annually from an IRA directly to a charity without taking the distribution as taxable income. Turn gifts into charitable donations Birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions and weddings are all terrific times to make a donation to charity instead of buying a traditional present. Donations can be made in the name of a living person or in memory of someone deceased. Take the long view Planned gifts as part of a long-term charitable strategy with five-year, 10-year and longer goals might take the pressure off of this years diminished giving and help you plan for your familys legacy to the community and the causes you care about most. Estate planning conversations are appropriate wherever we are in the economic cycle. Alternative giving Volunteer. Offer someone a job. Provide temporary housing. Mentor. Lend your expertise to a nonprofit board. Share your time and talent as well as your treasure. Come talk to us The Community Foundation of Collier County is always here to help you meet your charitable and financial goals. Whether times are good or bad, we have the expertise and community knowledge to guide you toward the most effective and impactful giving that is truly For Good. For Ever.The Nonprofit Resource DirectoryThe Community Foundation launched its online Nonprofit Resource Directory in September 2008, giving donors and community members information about nonprofit organizations that serve Collier County in multiple ways. The directory is the perfect place for donors to go when theyre seeking information about a specific organization. Here they can easily learn more about each organizations contact profiles, its programs, the number of people it serves and more. They can also read about the mission, geographic area, population, age groups served and even the organizations financials revenues and expenses reported from its 990s. Those familiar with Excel can choose Advanced Search and download multiple organizations to compare. The information available to our donors and grant makers is invaluable. It is also an excellent way to compare Collier Countys nonprofit industry as a whole. For example, people using the directory will quickly note that the majority of nonprofits in Collier County are human services organizations, followed by healthcare. In addition, the directory offers the ability to look at all organizations by sources of funding, another key element. For nonprofit organizations in the community, the Nonprofit Resource Directory is a great tool for raising the awareness of prospective donors It also gives the Community Foundation a chance to present various nonprofits to the community. Please take a look at the Nonprofit Resource Directory at If you serve on a board of an organization and do not see it listed in the directory, please contact that organization and ask them to call the foundation to register. Mary George is president and CEO of 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 fundholders have granted $30 million back to our community. For more information, call 6495000 or visit to still make a difference in a very challenging economy BY MARY GEORGE _________________Special to Florida Weekly Naples 239-591-0733 Sarasota 941-923-4455Bonita Springs 239-948-7444 TUESDAYS 1/2 PRICE PIZZA NIGHT BIRTHDAY MONDAYS 1/2 Price Happy Hour M-F 3-7 p.m.FRIDAYS COLD WATER LOBSTER $1699 SUNDAYS ALL DAY BABY BACK RIB COOKOUT $1099 SATURDAYS PRIME RIB OF BEEF $1599 $1199 STIMU-LUNCHSPECIALS!$499MON-FRI 11AM 3PM DINE IN ONLY!Smokers Welcome on Our Patios PUZZLE ANSWERS

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WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C11 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Pope is dead. The preferiti the four Cardinals most likely to succeed his holiness have been kidnapped. And a bomb is about to destroy Vatican City. Who you gonna call? Robert Langdon, of course, the Harvard symbolist who tore up thousands of years of Christian doctrine in The Da Vinci Code (2006) and has never once been to confession. The threat to the Vatican in Angels & Demons is posed by the Illuminati, a group of enlightened scientists and thinkers who were forced underground by the Catholic Church 400 years ago. The idea is to use a substance stolen from scientist Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) to blow up the Vatican, but only after the four Cardinals are murdered in places created by members of the Illuminati (Galileo, Bernini, etc.). Get it? Science will be used to destroy religion, in effect giving Catholicism the comeuppance the Illuminati believes it deserves. Take that, creationists. The film is positioned as a sequel to The Da Vinci Code, even though author Dan Brown published Angels three years before the Da Vinci novel became a worldwide phenomenon. Regardless, Ron Howard directs this film with more urgency than he did Da Vinci, and the quicker pacing goes a long way toward energizing the story. Its a treat to watch Langdon (Tom Hanks, sans awful hair cut) decipher these age-old clues that, if it were 400 years earlier, would make him a member of the Illuminati. But the movie does have flaws. We dont need the scene in which Langdon LATEST FILMS Angels & DemonsIs it worth $10? YesTom Hanks in Angels & Demons. >>The Swiss Guard has protected the Pope since 1506 (think of it as the Vaticans Secret Service). To enter the Swiss Guard, one must be a single Catholic male between the age of 19 and 30, at least 5-feet-8-inches tall, a graduate of basic training in the Swiss military, and a citizen of Switzerland. Did you know? danHUDAK nearly dies from a lack of oxygen, and its frustrating that nobody whos asked for Langdons help seems to actually want it. The head of the Swiss Guard (Stellan Skarsgard), which is charged with the protection of the papacy, ignores Langdon. And the one person whos willing to listen, the youthful acting Pope (Ewan McGregor), cant get anyone to listen to him, including the head of the Cardinals (Armin Mueller-Stahl). To an extent this bureaucratic nonsense is understandable given that we know some high-level officials have betrayed their creeds, but it gets frustrating to see Langdon always a step slow in catching the assassin (Nikolaj Lie Kaas). Is the movie anti-Catholic? I dont think so. Youre rooting for Langdon throughout, and he is trying to save Vatican City. That said, the movie does clearly state that the Catholic Church murdered people in order to preserve its way of life (insert any connection to modern politics and religion as you see fit), which isnt exactly nice. But Angels & Demons isnt about being nice its about suspense, solid acting and a compelling story, and it accomplishes its goals nicely. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at Stoneys Steakhouse is reminiscent of the Old Style Chicago Steakhouse where everyone feels like family.Wednesday Great Steak Night USDA Prime 12 oz. New York Strip $19.95Tuesday & Thursday prime rib night $18.95Monday & Friday great seafood night 1 Live Maine Lobster $27.00 Colossal Alaskan King Crab Legs -$40.00 Surf n Turf (lobster tail and prime rib) $46.00All entrees include salad and choice of potatoOpen 7 days a week 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples (next to Roys) Entertainment7 Days a Week! Robert WilliamsonThurs. 7-11pm Fri. 7-11:30pm Sun. 7-11pmComplimentary Prime Rib Sliders 430-6p Two drink minimum and not available in dining roomSign up for our newsletter and get $10 with NEW HAPPY HOUR BAR Menu! WATERFRONT DINING $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 5/31/09 Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week Open 7 Days a Week VOTED SWFL BEST STEAKHOUSE! $2 Drafts and $4 Wells TUESDAY CORNHOLE TOURNAMENTS! Every Tuesday Cash & Prizes Every Week Call For Details THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. SATURDAY Prime Rib Night 12 oz. Prime Rib Dinner $14.95 Includes Salad & Side HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week! 3-7pm 2009 southwest orida choiceawards Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News swfl choiceawards.comvoteFOR ME 2009 southwest orida choiceawards Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News swflchoiceawards.comvoteFOR ME Wine Cellar Sale! 1/2 Price Bottles on Cellars List


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center made cash awards to eight artists during the opening of the current National Art Encounter 2009. Dahlia Morgan, director emerita for the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami and member of the Art Basel Miami Host Committee, served as juror. The winning artists were: Physicians Regional Best of Show: Oscar Vargas of Deerfield Beach, Fla., for Gaia and the Infinite, acrylic and charcoal on canvas Publix Super Markets Charities Award of Excellence: Darlene Davis of Henderson, Nev., for Wall Installation, ceramic Jurors Choice Award: Carolyn Tillie of San Francisco, for Sweets for the Sweet, jewelry Award of Merit: Suzanne Hughes Sullivan of Atlanta, for Facing into the Shadow, oil on board Award of Merit: Patricia A. Beaudoin-Dillon of Naples, for Dancing in the Rain, acrylic on canvas Award of Merit: Kelly G. McCarthy of Naples, for Dunnellon 2, photograph TCA Graphics Honorable Mention: Pat Kumicich of Naples, for The 5 Horsemen The New Apocaly, fiber Artisan Framers Honorable Mention: Eydi M. Lampasona of Boca Raton, Fla., for Made in China, clothing tagsThe annual exhibition, which opened to national submissions for the first time this year, features 68 works by 60 artists from 12 states. It will be on view through July 12 at the art center, 585 Park Street in Naples. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday through Memorial Day. The von Liebig Art Center will be closed on Sundays beginning June 1 and will reinstitute Sunday hours in October. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and older. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit Art Encounter 2009 is sponsored by Physicians Regional Medical Center, Pine Ridge; Publix Super Markets Charities, Comcast and WGCU Public Media. Awards were sponsored by Artisan Framers and TCA Graphics. National artists win awards at von Liebig exhibition IN A JACUZZI HOTTUB THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD DISAPPEARS Dont Be Fooled... We have the BEST PRICESin Town! Up to $1000 off!Voted BEST place to buy 12 years in a row! We Love Warm Water Enjoy Cold Cocktails, Beautiful Sunsets and a Romantic Cruise Call for Reservations and Other Available Cruise Times 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach And Sightseeing Celebration Located at: Its not what you cant do, Its what You Can Do! Now get your BUTT UP!206-1920 www.NaplesFitnessBootCamp.comOutdoor Fitness for Men & Women 4 Week ProgramRegister Now! TRY THE BEST BEER BATTER FISH SANDWICH & FRIES IN SWFL AT THE BEST PRICE $5!!! WORLD OF THE OVER 55 ITEMS $ 5DOLLAR MEALSMISTER FIVE RESTAURANT1716 Airport Pulling Rd s, Naples 34112 239 262 1555 CALL FOR EXPRESS PICK UP! Burgers Pastas Phillies is Americas #1 Arch Support! With Good Feet Arch Supports, your Feet, Back and Whole Body can be comfortable all day no matter what shoes youre wearing or activity youre enjoying! FREE$20OFFSelect ItemsFOOT PRINTExpires 05-28-09 Expires 05-28-09 Then GOOD FEET could be the answer for YOU!Bonita Springs239-495-49903421 Bonita Beach Rd., Suite 408, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 Store hours: Tuesday to Friday 930am to 530pm and Saturday 10am to 500pm


C14 WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY House Specialties tamales, salsa, guacamol and excellent desserts made fresh daily.Open Seven Days A Week: Sunday thru Thursday, 11am to 9pm. Friday & Saturday, 11am to 10pm. Reservations are not required but call aheads are welcome for 5 of more. 10823 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34108 239-597-5855with true Mexican dining your taste buds will love.Spoil Yourself BRING THIS AD FOR A FREE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OF YOUR CHOICE! Ask for our HOTEL SPECIALSCall Reservations Humorous MURDER MYSTERY SHOW 5 COURSE DINNER &3 1/2 hr TRAIN RIDEPrime Rib of BeefCooked slowly to perfection on train, or choose SALMON or CHICKEN Full Service Bar available! WHAT A VALUE FOR $59-(Sat. $69-) +tax & gratuity MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAINFort Myers, Florida KIDS:Excursion Trains running! Wednesdays & Weekends www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Voted #1 Ribs 13 Years in a Row! For the 2009-10 season, The Naples Players will double the offerings of its ETC Readers Theatre group. A lineup of 10 Nights to Remember will comprise the eighth season of ETC The group completes its current season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, with Cecile, or School for Fathers, a modern classic comedy romance by celebrated French playwright Jean Anouilh. Readings are performed in the intimate Tobye Studio of Sugden Community Theatre. A complimentary ice cream social provided by Reginas will follow the performance. In its first seven years, ETC has presented more than 100 plays, short and long, comic and dramatic, by established playwrights past and present, and also by award-winning new playwrights from Southwest Florida. The groups 20092010 season will include: Sunday and Monday, Nov. 8-9: The theme is Making It and the plays are Shock of Recognition by Robert Anderson; and Give the Bishop My Faint Regards, Dreams of Glory and Getting In by Frank J. Gilroy. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5: The sixth annual An Evening of New Plays. Finalist plays will be presented and the playwrights honored. Sundays, Feb. 14 and 21: The theme is Foote Steps, a tribute to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Foote, and the plays are Oil Well and The Dancers. (Mr. Foote also is remembered for A Trip to Bountiful, Tender Mercies and the screenplay for To Kill a Mockingbird.) Sunday and Monday, April 11-12: The theme is An Affair To Forget! The four plays are So Please Be Kind by Frank J. Gilroy, A Sunny Morning by Joaquin Quintero, Barry, Betty and Bill by Rene Taylor and Joseph Bologna, and Footsteps of Doves by Robert Anderson. CLASSIC! A full-length comic drama in the spirit of Sheridan, Shaw, Wilde, Aristophanes, Molire and Shakespeare will cap season eight. Ticket sales begin 30 days before each presentation. Tickets for Cecile, or School for Fathers coming up this Sunday, May 24, are $10 each are available at the Box Office, 701 Fifth Avenue South, or by phone at 263-7990, or e-mail at Readers Theater has twice as much to offer for the 2009-10 seasonTHEATER NEWS pl ay h. o um m by o w y ears, t e d more ortandlongcomic f or T o Kill a Mo S u d T R M CLOSED TUESDAY Open Mon-Sun at 3:00pm Lighter Fare @ the Bar 3 Close Happy Hour Specials 3-6239.732.11883275 Bayshore Dr., Naples Live Entertainment Wed-Sun starts at 7:00 Bbt On Enf G rn Eb f f Vb /r Bbt On Enf G rn Eb f f Vb /r Not valid with any other o ers. Expires May 31st


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 A&E C15 absinthe absinthe dining lounge music dining lounge music shiny new mediterranean shiny new mediterranean the collection at vanderbilt the collection at vanderbilt nw corner of airport + vanderbilt nw corner of airport + vanderbilt 239 239 254.0050 254.0050 happy hour happy hour 4 until 6 daily 4 until 6 daily prix-fixe menu prix-fixe menu 3 courses $25 3 courses $25 4 until 6 daily 4 until 6 daily RSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207.For an online preview or for a list of upcoming events visit our web site at to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available .Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Memorial Day. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. (239) 390-5111 10800 Corkscrew Rd., I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, betw een Naples and Fort Myers across from Miromar OutletsSEMINAR SERIES & EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. Renovating in a RecessionHear about the advantages of taking on a construction renovation project in an economic downturn from design professionals Candice Sebring-Kelber of Candice Kelber Interior Design and Steve Jaron with Renovate and Restore, LLC.Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m. Hot Colors for the SummerDesign professional Melissa McDougall joins Pat Scharff from Duralee Fabrics to show what fabrics and colors can add sizzle to your home for the summer.Saturday, June 6 at 2 p.m. Decorating DilemmasBring in your design challenges and receive instant remedies from a residential planner and artist, plus see a color and furniture trends presentation. Gulfshore Life Best Sushi 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Jean Le Boeuf 4-stars 3rd Avenues Best Kept Secret Enjoy the sounds of World Chill Music Nitely Step back in time w/ 80s @ 8 every Wednesday Private Parties & Catering Available On 3rd, Just up the steps from Sea Salt Restaurant 1170 3rd St. S. Ste. 105 Naples, FL 34102PLUS: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-1:30PM In Fort Myers visit our McGregor Blvd. & Gulfcoast Town Center Locations Call Blu Sushi 239.489.1500 More Info & Events @ Chefs Kevin & Billy Mac Winner: March of Dimes Chefs Auction 2008 Pose Down, an independent film shot in Fort Myers, debuts at the Lee County Alliance of the Arts Foulds Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 29. A reception with the films creators will follow the screening. Written and directed by Erika Yeomans and starring Kristin Despaltro, Mot Filipowski, Adam Nee, Cosmo Pfiel, Katheryn Rossetter, Brian Slaten and Rich Sommer, Pose Down blends the ridiculous with the sublime in a dark, offbeat dramedy. Set in the 1990s in Southwest Florida, the story revolves around three former high school classmates The Bodybuilder, The Good Ol Boy and The Homecoming Queen whose lives become entangled after the airing of a tabloid news program. Writer/director Ms. Yeomans has created an extensive body of work in theater, mixed media and film. Her videos and films have won grants and screened at film festivals and art institutions around the world, including London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Amsterdam.For more information, visit Film shot in Fort Myers Monday through Thursday$24.95Three Courses$6 MARTINIS All Summer Long!Please check our website for summer menus and special offers.www.SeaSaltNaples.comSeaSalt is located at 1186 Third Street South, in Old Naples. Please call 239-434-7258 for reservations.


C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY A Locals Appreciation Party at Sea Salt 1. Bob and Barb Crown, Shirlene Elkins 2. Linda and Bob Harden, Jon Kukk 3. Sandy Cotter and Denise Melnick 4. Chip and Lonna Allen 5. Yancey Brame, Mary Anne Ayer and Barbara Cook 6. Lili Montes, Dean Corsones, Paula Polito, Rip Norman and Fabrizio AielliMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned. FT. MYERS BELL TOWER SHOPS433-4700 BONITA THE PROMENADE949-4828 The Time for Inventory ReductionsHas Come New Store Under Construction20% Off Everything**Excludes Lladro, Swarovski, Consignment Art & Greeting CardsALL SALES FINAL Additional Discounts On Red Tag Items75%OFFUP TOSee all the images from this event and more at Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 2 3 4 6 5


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Austin Peck ("As The World Turns") and a young fan 2. Thorsten Kaye ("All My Children") and his wife Susan Haskell ("One Life to Live") aboard the Marco Island Princess 3. Jeff Branson ("Guiding Light") and Walt Willey ("All My Children") 4. Ewa da Cruz ("As the World Turns") auctioning off her "Art for Autism" painting, with Walt Willey ("All My Children") as auctioneer 5. Lavern Gaynor, Dolph von Arx, Anthea Turner and Marilyn Laurion 6. Rachel PenceThe stars come out for SoapFest Art for Autism on Marco Island The Conservancy launches its $17 million campus renovation projectCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS2 6 5 1 4 3


C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd. Re ection Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake Angelinas, 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187 This gorgeous remake of the old Sanibel Steakhouse is knockout, especially the glass-enclosed tower with spiral staircase that shelters Angelinas stellar wine collection. The Italian food of chef Nick Costanzo is vibrant and imaginative. A ceviche trio tuna, scallops and grouper with shaved fennel, grapefruit-radish salsa and yellow pepper relish was as much a work of art as an appetizer. The housemade papardelle Capri (pasta with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and Sorrento lemon olive oil) made an outstanding second course, followed by savory grilled lamb chops marinated in lemon and mint accompanied by arrancini and yellowfin tuna al griglia with cannellini and lobster ragout. Warm zeppoli with a trio of dipping sauces makes a fine finish as do the $3 desserts, which included mascarpone cheesecake with lemon curd and crme de menthe and chocolate panna cotta. Our server could have used some polish but those at other tables appeared to be doing better. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Bha! Bha! A Persian Bistro, 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 594-5557 The promise of whats to come reveals itself as customers walk in the door and the scents of saffron, cinnamon, ginger and garlic waft over them. Chef/proprietor Michael Mir has created a bastion of fine hospitality and creative cuisine, with many recipes passed on by his Iranian mother. Among the highlights of dinner were haleem bademjune, a creamy concoction of eggplant, lentils, garlic and sour cream; plum lamb, spicy seafood gilani and squash jewel cake with apricots, prunes and mango sauce. Theres belly dancing once a week, which adds another authentic note to this exotic, sensuous meal. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar, Mission Square Plaza, 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 592-0050 Pasta and sushi just doesnt seem a natural combination to me, but Noodles makes it work, offering upscale Italian fare, first-class sushi and a handful of low-carb options served by an able staff in a swanky club setting. Items from both East and West were excellent, including a nightly special of grilled shrimp and the whimsically named Paisano roll (fried snapper, scallions and cucumber topped with smoked salmon, avocado, sesame and sweet sauce). The lamb shanks were tender and delicious, served with natural juices enhanced by a bit of wine, garlic, rosemary, bay leaves and celery over house-made fettuccine. The cioppino featured a fresh mix of seafood also served over pasta. For dessert, one wedge of light, creamy Key lime pie was plenty for two. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Randys Fishmarket Restaurant, 10395 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 593-5555 For fresh seafood served in an ultracasual setting, Randys is a keeper. Wellworn tables and floors attest to the popularity of this North Naples restaurant. While Id advise steering clear of the blackened items, in which the seasoning overpowers the seafood, I can heartily recommend the crab cakes, stone crab claws and the Key lime pie, which is a specialty of the house. There are a few non-fish items as well in case a confirmed carnivore happens in by accident. Service was swift but friendly. The well-stocked seafood market affords home cooks ample options for creating their own fish dishes as well. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Trulucks, 698 Fourth Ave. South, Naples; 530-3131 It may be a crab house, but Trulucks has the look and feel of an upscale supper club, with service to match. The tuna tartare tower looks like a seafood version of a trifle, with layers of tuna, crab, tomato, avocado and pineapple drizzled with a citrus soy reduction. This appetizer is worth the trip alone. Miso-glazed barramundi was a white, flaky and mild fish, enhanced by crab fried rice and a generous topping of julienned vegetables. The Nigerian shrimp were enormous, as billed, but not as flavorful or tender as the gulf variety. Plan to share one of the massive desserts. The white cake with almond-studded cream cheese icing served with crme anglaise and raspberry puree made for a satisfying finish. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTSFollowing are capsule summaries of previous reviews: Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor e d d e Stone crab claws, a seasonal dish, get royal treatment at Randys Fishmarket and are available in large and small portions.KAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 diningCALENDAR Thursday, May 21, through Sunday, May 24: The independently owned restaurants that comprise the Naples Originals are all offering fixedprice comfort fare this week. Lunches are $10; dinners are $15, $20 or $25. For details, go to Thursday, May 21, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Sushi chefs from AZN Asian Cuisine offer the second of four free classes on how to create sushi. (Other classes include: June 8, advanced rolls; June 18, nigiri); 9101 Strada Place; 5525100. Thursday, May 21, Absinthe: Five-course Spanish wine dinner; $65, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 254-0050. Friday, May 22, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Kristina San Filippo shares recipes using quality ingredients to create cost-efficient meals that work well for every day or special occasions; $35, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Saturday, May 23, 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Enjoy a beef or veggie burger, chips and a drink for a donation of $5 to benefit The Naples Zoo; 9101 Strada Place, Naples; 552-5100. Saturday, May 23, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Sample the wines of Greece with Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar and a four-course dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $75; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 3904222. Tuesday, May 26, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Raw foods Chef Debbie Greene prepares raw food dishes; 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Tuesday, May 26, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Kristina San Filippo prepares recipes featuring the varied flavors of China; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Thursday, May 28, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: As the long, hot summer approaches, learn how to make refreshing chilled soups with Chef Kristina San Filippo; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Thursday, May 28, 5:30 p.m., Bamboo Caf: Taste six wines and rate them, then stay for a three-course dinner served with the three top-scoring wines while watching Big Night, a movie about two Italian brothers running a 1950s restaurant, starring Isabella Rossellini, Tony Shaloub, Stanley Tucci and Minnie Driver; $55, 755 12th Ave. South; 643-6177. Reservations required. Saturday, May 29, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar presents wines from the celebrated Napa Valley paired with a four-course dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $75; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Sunday, May 31, 2 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Denise Petersen shows how to spark up summer barbecues with shrimp burgers, veggie burgers, buffalo burgers and turkey burgers; 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ fr A b si w ine Be Sweet Mamas Island Cuisine>>Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday >>Reservations: No >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted.>>Price range: Appetizers, $2.50-$7.99; entrees, $12-$19 >>Beverages: Beer and wine license pending. >>Seating: Conventional tables indoors or on front patio >>Specialties of the house: Alligator bites, coconut shrimp, seafood jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, jerk chicken, spiced duck with tamarind sauce, Creole sh stew >>Volume: Low >>Parking: Parking lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 336 Ninth Street North, Naples; 331-8509 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Taste buds get Caribbean tingle at Sweet Mamas Island Cuisine karenFELDMAN Long before fusion became a trendy, spendy craze, there was Caribbean cuisine, which came by its melding of flavors by chance rather than design. Over the centuries, diverse cultures brought their foods and tastes to the islands, enriching the culinary traditions there. Hence Caribbean food has been seasoned by African, French, Spanish, Dutch, British, Indian and even Chinese influences, making it a robust cuisine that, for reasons that remain mysterious, is in short supply around here. That might be why my foodie radar honed in on the sign that went up a few weeks ago along U.S. 41 just across from NCH. Between Leonis Pizzeria and Grouper & Chips, a simple sign proclaimed NOW OPEN! Sweet Mamas Caribbean Style Home Cooking. I was heading home from another restaurant review so the time wasnt right to try it out, but that sighting sparked a persistent craving for jerk chicken. The following week, a fellow foodie praised Sweet Mamas on his blog and included pictures, which further exacerbated my craving. Clearly, it was time to check out this promising mom-and-pop operation. It turned out to be a mom-and-sister undertaking instead. Presiding over lunch five days a week, dinner six days a week and Sunday brunch is Sheraz Roobena Kahn, who trained as a chef in Italy, knows tons about nutrition and formerly ran Pizza and Pasta Paradise on Pine Ridge Road in the same shopping center as Saffron. She gets an able assist at Sweet Mamas from her sister, Shereen Kahn. While I cannot attest to the quality of Ms. Kahns Italian cuisine, Im thankful that she opted to change course. There are more than enough Italian joints in this town. We can spare one if it means gaining some wellexecuted Caribbean fare. And thats exactly whats offered at the simple storefront known as Sweet Mamas. It has but nine tables inside and a couple more out front. Tranquil beach scenes and a brightly painted sun adorn the pale green walls. Posted on the front of the cash register is the restaurants philosophy: We run on Island Time. No Rush! Nothing is precookedSo Please, Be Patient. Reggae, steel drum tunes and an assortment of island music play softly in the background, reinforcing the message that clocks and pulses run at a slower pace in this zone. Ms. Kahn is not only the chef but the primary server as well, at least on a slow night. She offered us a warm greeting and inquired whether we had any allergies or food aversions she should know about. She also apologized that she hasnt yet acquired her beer and wine license but said she hopes to have it in the next month or so. Meanwhile, she offers complimentary beer with dinner. My companion accepted an Opa-Opa beer, which turned out to be a relatively light and pleasant brew. I tried the madefrom-scratch sweet tea, which had a genuine tea flavor and was just sweet enough. The menu isnt large but covers a fair amount of territory. Lovers of savory and spicy jerk seasonings can have chicken, lamb or shrimp prepared that way. Theres also some Creole fare, such as seafood jambalaya and shrimp etouffee, and a nod to Asian flavors with spiced duck and tamarind sauce. We started with an order of fried gator bites and a tropical salad. The salad started with lettuce topped with pineapple, strawberries, watermelon and dried cranberries, a refreshing spring combination that worked well with honey-mustard dressing. The gator bites had a crisp, well-seasoned breading enhanced by something Ms. Khan called calypso sauce. It resembles a remoulade, and paired well with the tender gator. While awaiting our entrees, I overheard a couple at the next table singing the praises of their recent repast. The mans plate was clean, the womans not quite, but both were smiling contentedly. As they prepared to leave, they told Ms. Khan they live in Bonita Bay and will return soon with friends. It was a slow evening, so it didnt take long for our entrees to arrive jerk chicken for me, of course, and snapper escoveitch for my companion. Both plates had large mounds of rice and beans. On my plate, the beans and rice shared real estate with pieces of chicken covered in a fragrant dark brown sauce. I wasted no time in plunging a fork into the tender chicken and taking that first bite. A symphony of seasonings exploded on my tongue: cinnamon, allspice, a hint of garlic, a subtle peppery bite and who knows what else. As in all good jerk dishes, the seasonings combined to form something more powerful than their parts, flavoring the meat well below the surface. Meanwhile, my companion had tasted his snapper, which was topped with onions and strips of red and yellow bell pepper, and he looked as pleased as I was. The fish didnt appear to have a sauce, but the flavor told another story. It had been pan-fried after soaking up a marinade that contained a touch of pickling spices and a hint of pepper. Whatever else Ms. Khan had done to it will remain her secret. The result was moist and incredibly flavorful snapper. I suspect those who claim not to like fish would change their minds upon tasting this dish. The rice and beans were tender, also deftly but delicately seasoned, and filling. We finished the fish and chicken but left some of the rice so as to allow a smidgen of room for dessert, which turns out to be Coca-Cola cake. It took very little time for us to put away a good-sized square of warm chocolate cake topped with gooey chocolate icing, nuts and marshmallows. The sisters assured us theres cola in the mix, but it has the good sense to remain in the background and allow the chocolate to shine. The only aspect of the meal more surprising than the terrific food was our bill: $41 a bargain anywhere, but almost unheard of in Naples. Ms. Khan told us that in addition to whats on the menu, she caters to those who need gluten-free fare and can tailor meals to various diets if customers call ahead. Like the couple that dined next to us, we plan to return with Caribbean-food-loving friends in tow. Sweet Mamas offers an experience that satisfies the body, the soul and the wallet at a time when all three sorely need such solace. KAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYSnapper escoveitch features pan-fried fish thats ultra-moist and full of flavor. ort supply arou nd y f oodie that g o s t h at s tent T he fol d ie praised gandincluded KARENFELDMAN/


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