ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A11 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B13 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 THEATER REVIEW C8 SOCIETY C19, 20 & 21 CUISINE C19 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 34 FREE WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MAY 28, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERDo your eyes have it?New test can gauge risk for developing macular degeneration. A18 Out on the town See whos been out and about for some fun and fundraising. C19, 20 & 21 Business is good National survey shows smallbusiness owners are optimistic. B1 Biid Facing Shirley Valentine Actress Lisa Morgan doesnt just play her characters. She becomes them. C1 $300,000 donation will out t Collier sheriff cars with AEDs Kathy Friday, the picture of health and fitness, doesnt remember collapsing from cardiac arrest while working out with her trainer in December 2005. But quick action by her trainer, who knew CPR, and the availability of an automated external defibrillator saved her life. For this reason, Mrs. Friday and her husband Fritz have donated $300,000 to fund the remaining AEDs needed in Collier County Sheriff vehicles. To help save cardiac arrest victims like Mrs. Friday, the American Heart Association wants 1 million people to learn CPR as part of National CPR & AED Awareness Week, June 1-7. In Collier County, the week has been proclaimed Kathy & Fritz Friday CPR & AED Awareness Week. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen at the gym, on the football field, during a bike ride or while dropping off the kidsSEE AED, A19 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE BEACH, A8 & 9 North Naples what is private, public beach?FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOhile handfuls of silvery fish mottled the shimmering aquamarine surface about 20 yards off Vanderbilt Beach, a school of well-dressed Neapolitans nearby ignored them. First, the humans marched down the boardwalk from The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and out onto the white sand. Then they gathered, either facing each other or studying the rank and file of big development in both directions. Southward, they could see Pelican Bay high rises and estate homes stretching for nearly three miles, from The Ritz at the western end of Vanderbilt Beach Road almost all the way to Pine Ridge Road and Clam Pass. Northward, they viewed solid development along Gulfshore Drive extending toward DelnorWiggins State Park, with its parking lots,Wdebate wages overWho owns this Vanderbilt Beach in front of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples COURTESY PHOTOFritz and Kathy Friday
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 We Will BEAT Euro Kitchen Designs 234.1587 | M-F 9-5pm | Sat 10-5pm|| Up to 50% off select designs ask for detailsSUMMER SAVINGS Somebody must have been frightened by my little scene-setting column on education cuts last week (cuts, get it? As in slices or slashes or lacerations). I hacked it out as a screenplay, 1,000 words of make believe that also delivered my notion about the wisdom, or lack of it, of cutting off anything or anybody from any public-school classroom especially art or music teachers, and especially their heads. (Notice I didnt say anything about cutting off the heads of bureaucrats, or amputating entire administrative divisions. I said, from any public-school classroom, and you can quote me on that.) I was hoping some camera-phile would film my Hollywood eye-popper, blood, razors, mounted heads of art teachers and all. And then theyd distribute it to the nation, rated R for Roger, in a four minute short that would first appear at Sundance, before blazing across the American consciousness. But on second thought, maybe not. A reasonable-sounding soul named Bob Ashton criticized the piece, and mailed his criticism in a letter to one of the papers owners, the unflappable art director Jim Dickerson. Jim forwarded the letter to one of the other owners, the peerless editor Jeff Cull. Jeff fired me on the spot, as he should have done long ago. No, just kidding. In fact, nobody said anything about the letter to me not Jim, who didnt even copy me, and not Jeff, who merely and dutifully forwarded the criticism without comment. Both of them are gentlemen, and both probably would have preferred to see something other than my scalding sarcasm in print. They are also stoics, who can remain mute while bleeding from open wounds delivered unintentionally by their columnist, or by correspondents complaining about their columnist, or by anybody else who doesnt like what we do. And not even Mr. Ashton said anything to me like, You bloody bonehead, try shutting your mouth and opening your mind. If he had, I wouldnt have taken it amiss, because it would have been a decent marching order and a fair reprimand. As it turns out, I was touched by Mr. Ashtons words. Here they are: I look forward to your paper every week as it gives a lot of local news and happenings. But I found that Roger Williams commentary week of May 21-27 was disturbing. If a young person read it, (it) could make them afraid to go to school next year. It is unfortunate that there is an economic turn down across the country that is effecting services including schools. Maybe if Roger Williams took an approach of trying to (find) a solution. Like getting qualified retired persons that would be willing to donate time, a couple of hours a week, to teach art, music or what ever. This would help in maintaining quality education for our young. Heres the part I didnt agree with that last weeks commentary might scare away young people. First, I dont think any young people would read it. And second, if they did I think they would break into wild laughter, wad up the page, and throw it at the nearest sibling. I live with a couple of young and voracious readers: ones 7 and ones almost 14. And even they wouldnt bother with a 1,000-word column (they read novels, not the old mans columns), unless they knew there was blood in it to start with. Im not going to tell them. Furthermore, they wouldnt wade through the rather deathless prose that I frequently build into these things (a phrase one of my grandfathers actually used a time or two). Not unless chocolate or ice cream or both were at stake. Or unless I asked them to. And theres no way I would ask the younger one. It might scare the heck out of him, or something a lot less acceptable than the heck. What Mr. Ashton said that rings my bell like a big hammer, is that I could have suggested a solution to the problem of school cuts, instead of going Hollywood on him. Ive thought a great deal about solutions, since I spend part of three or four days each week at least a few minutes and occasionally longer with my firstgrader, in his school. I believe to the bottom of my soul that the only way to help children is to help them. To be with them. To get in there somewhere, physically and mentally, even if youre just standing next to them. And not just to talk about it, or look for somebody else to do it for you, like teachers. I didnt do that with my oldest son, who is now 29, because I wasnt there. That was a mistake. He ended up writing for Florida Weekly, and, well its embarrassing to have someone survive your mistakes, be nice about it, and then do better than you. One of the greatest wasted resources we have, I believe, is working in Publix. Or driving out to the diner for the earlybird special. Or waiting for a call from their kids in another state. Or growing a small garden in the back yard. Or dressing for the symphony, then offering the music such rapt attention that even God couldnt be more studious. Or wondering what theyll do when they retire, before long. Nobody is asking them to be with the children. But I am now. I am asking teachers and administrators to invite them to classrooms. Im asking them and you, Mr. Ashton to go to the nearest elementary school and volunteer for something. Im asking that we all pitch in with the little people, just once a week or once a month or once a year. Then we can let the old world roll away on its own blood, deathless prose and all, and be done with it. What do you say? COMMENTARY The wisdom of Mr. Ashton rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION Pelosi as martyrNext, Nancy Pelosi should find a way to work in the Bilderberg Group, the annual gathering of global elites that is a perennial obsession of conspiracy theorists. Its the only thing missing from her wild tale of CIA misconduct thats so implausible, she had trouble keeping it straight at her instantly notorious I was misled press conference.For Pelosis account to be accurate, the CIA must have engaged in one of the most baroque and ineffectual conspiracies in the history of Washington. Remember: Pelosi claims that the CIA lied to her in a September 2002 classified briefing and told her that it hadnt waterboarded high-level alQaida detainee Abu Zubaydah. To support her version, Pelosi needs to stack implausibility on top of implausibility in a precarious Jenga tower of self-justification. The CIA must have convinced Porter Goss, the Republican congressman (and subsequent CIA director) who was present at the 2002 briefing, to lie and pronounce himself slack-jawed at Pelosis account. It must have forged the contemporaneous records CIA Director Leon Panetta has cited that show Pelosi was told of the waterboarding. It must have either pulled the wool over Panettas eyes or enlisted the active engagement of the Obama nominee in a monstrous machinery of deception. Even Oliver Stone wouldnt touch this screenplay. And why would the CIA have lied to Pelosi in 2002? Even in her telling, the briefers informed her that the enhanced interrogation techniques had been found to be legal. So there was no wrongdoing to cover up. And even by Pelosis account, the CIA told one of her aides in a February 2003 briefing that it had used waterboarding, and the aide passed it along to her. Its pointless to lie to the principal when a few months later you are going to funnel the information to her through a subordinate. In short, Pelosi has uncorked Washingtons least believable and most internally inconsistent denial since Bill Clinton wagged his finger over that woman.Pelosis motivation for putting her reputation and perhaps her speakership on the line is more subtle than Clintons. She is sacrificing her credibility on the altar of moral vanity and rhetorical excess. She is trapped under the terrible freight of the word torture, the lefts obligatory swearword for the Bush interrogation program.Torture is a war crime, and anyone complicit in it is a war criminal. It admits of no wiggle room. For Pelosi to acknowledge she knew of torture as far back as 2002 and did nothing to stop it is to condemn herself as an unindicted co-conspirator in George W. Bushs crimes. Better to obfuscate and dodge, and remain adamant about a truth commission, even when she cant tell the truth herself.Pelosis inaction years ago speaks more eloquently than her denunciations of the Bush administration since. Even if she was uncomfortable with the use of waterboarding, she clearly didnt consider it torture. If she had been told that the CIA was burning detainees with cigarettes, would she also have implicitly approved? Lets hope not. But given the choice between forswearing the simplistic and morally self-gratifying attack on Bush as a torturer, and hurling herself on a pyre in front of the national press corps, Pelosi chose selfimmolation. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYOne out of every nine U.S. road fatalities accounted for last year involved motorcycle riders. Thats why its so important that Harley-Davidson/Buell of Fort Myers and Naples Harley-Davidson are joining with other federal, state and local highway safety, law enforcement, and motorcycle organizations in proclaiming May 2009 as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. All motorists are reminded to be extra alert when driving to help keep everyone safe. Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than passenger vehicle drivers. Research shows that approximately 80 percent of motorcycle crashes injure or kill a motorcycle rider, while only 20 percent of passenger car crashes injure or kill a person in their vehicle. In fact, per vehicle mile traveled in 2006, motorcyclists were 35 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash. Motorcyclists have responsibilities, too, by following the rules of the roadway and being alert to other drivers. Too often after a crash, the drivers of other vehicles involved say they never saw the motorcyclist and were unable to respond in time. Get involved and help make this the first year in recent years when motorcycle fatalities do not increase. Scott FischerCEO and owner, Scott Fischer EnterprisesMake motorcycle safety a priorityThe closer one looks at the U.S. fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida, the more one appreciates the gap between intentions hatched in Washington and the realities on the ground. We have been hearing for years about the complex web of loyalties that crisscross and interconnect these two nations; now, as President Barack Obama looks to refocus U.S. strategy, were seeing once again how the same native forces that often frustrated the Bush administrations efforts can do the same for a new White House security team. As was the case during the Bush years, Pakistan remains perhaps the greatest frustration. Without Pakistans help, theres no way to fight Islamic extremists in the region. But when we enlist the aid of Pakistan, we are asking for the help of the nation that created the Taliban and whose intelligence service is widely believed to maintain ties to it and related insurgent groups in the region. Solving the riddle that is Pakistan has become ever more urgent, as the U.S. and NATO military presence in Afghanistan during the past eight years has pushed Taliban forces over the porous border between these two countries. Our force levels in Afghanistan are rising, but in Pakistan we must continue to rely primarily on the desultory efforts of the Pakistani military, supplemented by covert CIA and U.S. military efforts. If getting military aid from Pakistan has so far been a frustrating experience, so has the U.S. experience with giving aid to Pakistan. During the waning years of the Bush administration, numerous questions were raised about whether military and other aid money given to Pakistan was going to where the U.S. intended to the fight against the Taliban or whether it was instead being used to defend against India, which Pakistan regards as its greatest enemy and threat. These questions have been given renewed urgency by a New York Times report last week examining Pakistans bolstering of its nuclear arsenal, and by questions raised in the Senate about whether continued aid to Pakistan would be spent on nuclear arms rather than on fighting the Taliban. Several senators have called for putting constraints and conditions on proposed aid, but one might consider that money is fungible; the money the U.S. gives to augment Pakistans fight against the Taliban could just as easily end up replacing Pakistans share, freeing its government to spend elsewhere. That Pakistan might be using U.S. aid dollars, even indirectly, to expand its nuclear forces is of special concern, given the surmounting worry that Pakistans nuclear weapons could fall into terrorist hands. This week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced an aid package that, by channeling money through the United Nations and nongovernmental organizations rather than Pakistans government, seems to acknowledge and attempt to get around this problem. But the aid in question is largely humanitarian relief directed at refugees from the fighting between Pakistan and insurgent forces in Pakistans Swat Valley; military aid, which Pakistan will continue to request and which we will no doubt feel we need to supply, will by necessity have to flow through Islamabad and from there, who can say where it will go? Such are the pitfalls of having to wage war through a proxy much less a proxy that, in the case of Pakistan, we are asking to fight against its own former proxy, the Taliban. We are operating in a part of the world where allegiances have less to do with nationality than with tribal and other less-detectable affiliations, and where little is as it seems. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Confronting the Pakistan riddleGUEST OPINION GUEST OPINION
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009, 2009 along with his wife. In a kayak. We both have a love of the environment, and we love to kayak, he says. I believe in a separation of work, no matter how much you love it, from other things you do. But when work calls, or when the public calls, hell be there, gladly. What hed really like is for people who read this article to think about the mess in their backyard a mess that might be a fire hazard and call him. If you say, Maybe I ought to do something about that, but youre not sure, call us. That number again: (239) 690-3500, ext. 104. 15 MINUTES lic information officer working with reporters turned out to be the thing. And it meant doing a lot more, starting with the 160-hour basic firefighting school all firefighters must pass.About a year ago, when he was on the front lines of a fire in Golden Gate Estates, Mr. Hills firefighting education included a dose of reality that made the job much more significant to him. When youre standing out at a wildfire and you see this wall of flames coming at you, it changes your perspective, he notes. It made me realize how lucky our area is to have the firefighters we do. When you consider it was a quarter acre that turned into a 100-acre fire within an hour, and our guys managed to keep that fire from destroying more than three homes, you understand.That fire assaulted a heavily populated area, and it could have been so much worse. The participation between agencies was phenomenal you felt good to be part of that. Not surprisingly, perhaps, when Mr. Hill isnt working to prevent fires and educate the rest of us about how to do that, hes in a place with a lot of water, When Victor Hill sat down at his computer one day a couple of weeks ago, he wrote the following message, effectively jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Dear gang, Today is my last day at Golden Gate Fire District. I will be at the Division of Forestry on Monday. Then he began handing out the telephone number at his new job, even adding the direct extension. To reach Mr. Hill, now officially known in state bureaucratese as a wildfire mitigation specialist for Collier, Lee and Hendry counties, simply call (239) 690-3500, ext. 104. How many government officials have you ever known who actually invited you to call their offices, and meant it? Witness Mr. Hill, who in his new position is in charge of informing people about fire dangers across about 4,000 square miles. Hell get up from behind his desk at the Caloosahatchee District Office east of Fort Myers and come to your school, business or home just about anyplace where the woods meet the walls to talk about fire: big or little fires, potential or real fires, and fires prescribed by man or inscribed by nature. We have a concept called defensible space, where we want people to maintain a 30-foot barrier around their homes (clear of) everything else, he says. People often have outbuildings or old cars or things that get overgrown, and those can be very dangerous. The defensible space allows tractors and brush trucks to get in, in case something happens. And something always happens, sooner or later. To help prevent that, the Division of Forestry offers free or nearly free prescribed burns in some places. Theyll clear out underbrush that hasnt been removed for years. And theyll bulldoze places that might be dangerously combustible. If you arent sure, just call, advises the affable Mr. Hill.At 36, and now six months married to Elizabeth Hill, hes a far cry from where he thought hed end up when he attended Winthrop University in South Carolina, earning degrees in English and journalism. He put his degrees to some use as a reporter, first in radio and later in print. He came to Florida nine years ago to work for the Marco Island Eagle. His byline also appeared in the Naples Daily News.All that was one kind of living and one kind of education. But then, one day in 2003, one of lifes crossroads appeared and he took the path less traveled. It happened when the little paper where he was working was sold, and he had to look for new employment. Hed been thinking about changing careers anyway and hed also been thinking a lot about 9-11, which had happened some 20 months earlier.I felt like I needed to be doing a bit more. I know that sounds corny as hell, but thats how I felt, he explains. Joining the Golden Gate Fire District as a pub-Putting out fires before they start is all in a days workBY ROGER WILLIAMS ___________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.comROGER WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Victor Hill
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 observation tower and restrooms about two miles away. Donned in trousers, dress shirts with ties, sports jackets and even high heels, they stood out like exotic flora. Such counterintuitive scenes full dress on a beautiful stretch of sugar sand could also be replayed along other Gulf beaches, according to officials of the state Department of Environmental Protection. The future of public and private rights on many Florida beaches appears to hang in the balance. Thats true not only in front of The Ritz, whose employees have kicked passersby off beachfront claimed as private by the hotel and as public by irate citizens, but up and down the Gulf coast, from Estero Island to Manasota Key near Englewood to Destin. Among the cluster gathered on the sand one morning last week were Ed Staros, vice president and managing director of The Ritz-Carlton Resorts in Naples; John Iglehart, director of district management for the state DEP, whos responsible for state beaches from Collier County north through Lee and Charlotte; and a couple of state surveyors. Two residents who had previously been kicked off the beach by hotel staff wandered up, too: Mary Lou Smart and Graham Ginsberg. Ms. Smart and Mr. Ginsberg were not the first beachgoers to suffer the indignity of rejection and ejection on this stretch of sand. The well-publicized fight of recent weeks between public and private interests on a beach with no boundary markings had been playing out for some time. Now, it was about to be concluded, at least temporarily, in front of The Ritz-Carlton. If this had been boxing, the immediate match at The Ritz would have been judged a draw as far as it had gotten into the middle rounds, with the final outcome uncertain and the past still vivid. A year ago, according to Naples resident Cindy Buckley, eight high school students who were members of the band and the Junior ROTC program were kicked off the beach for crossing an imaginary line onto Ritz property. These teens were all used to obeying, so they left, devastated, Ms. Buckley said. But several weeks later, she added, They learned the rules and returned, and refused to leave. The legal rules ensure that the Florida coastline is surrounded by a strip of public land where every American has a right to go. But where exactly is the line between public and private on any given beach? Often, thats been anybodys guess.Laying down the real property lineRitz officials, standing in the sand with state DEP officials, insisted they have ejected no one from public beaches, only ordering non-guests off their private beach when hotel guests spread out and need room which happens most frequently on major holidays. Im trying to be a good neighbor, but it backfires when I need the beach, said Mr. Staros, whose resort is flanked by a multi-story public parking garage on its north side. He attempted to define the public-private relationship this way. I have always welcomed the public to my beach my sand. I dont own the beach, I own the sand, he explained. However, on those 30-plus days a year when I have to have the beach for our guests, people say, What the hell are you doing throwing me off the beach? Well, Im not. Im using my own beach my sand. For 25 years, Ive been more than gracious. Mr. Iglehart, the DEP official in white shirt and tie, said to the hotelier, I understand. Then he explained the states position. Traditionally, the public owns every inch of beach from the mean high-water line seaward, Mr. Iglehart said. But when beaches are renourished with public money which is why the beach in front of The Ritz and beyond it is so broad and sugary a permanent line is established that doesnt change with tides, winds, storms or lines of chairs and umbrellas. That line is called the Erosion Control Line. To place it, state officials determine a traditional mean high-water line, survey that line on the beach and call it the ECL. Although the mean high water line can change as the beachfront topography evolves from wind and wave action, the ECL does not change once it is determined. Money for the renourishment of beaches comes from bed taxes paid by hotel and motel guests. The bed tax in Collier County, at 4 percent, amounted to about $14 million in 2007. County rules required that 50 percent, $7 million, be spent for beaches, inlets and beach park facilities, and that $3 million, or more than 20 percent, be used to advertise Collier County tourism in North America and abroad. To that tidy annual treasure, Mr. Staros estimates his company and its guests contribute 20 percent. But since his sand, as he put it, came from those public funds, as well as the sand on the renourished portion of the beach to the north and south of The Ritz, the state position was unequivocal. Another state official explained it in a recent e-mail to Mr. Staros. As a result of the local governmentsponsored beach restoration projects on this beach, the state set an Erosion Control Line (ECL), wrote Harold Bud Vielhauer, deputy counsel for the state DEP. The ECL and not the mean high-water line is the boundary between the state-owned public beach and the hotels private property. Waterward of the (ECL) is state-owned public beach, Mr. Vielhauer continued. The public has the right to put down chairs, towels and blankets, swim and sunbathe and otherwise use the beach for recreation. So where exactly was this illusoryseeming Erosion Control Line? In short order the state surveyors did their work, verifying the location of the ECL the arbitrary boundary based on where the mean high water mark once was before public sand was spread on the beach. They demonstrated that the Ritzs beach ownership extends seaward about 70 feet from each of its four boardwalks, covering roughly 200 yards of beachfront. But it doesnt extend all the way to the water. Beyond that 70 feet of white sand, hotel employees will no longer be able to stretch a long unbroken line of signature blue beach chairs and umbrellas, as they have done in the past, according to many beachgoers, effectively forming a corral that excludes the public. The public, meanwhile, is left with 2530 feet of beach seaward of hotel property, according to state officials and that Erosion Control Line extends north and south of the Ritz, too. Although Collier officials say they will post a sign describing public rights and the location of public property at the public entrance to Vanderbilt Beach, near a multi-story county parking garage, for now it remains difficult to tell exactly where public land ends and private land begins. Thats true not just at The Ritz, but from Clam Pass northward past Delnor-Wiggins State Park and all the way to Barefoot Beach and the Lee County line. An ECL debate, in effect, is resonating north of that line, too. In Lee County, Fort Myers Beach residents are debating public and private beach rights as they decide whether to allow government to renourish the shoreline. If they choose to go forward with renourishment in some places, it could give the public a greater right to beachfront butted up against private claims, Mr. Vielhauer says.Some residents on Fort Myers Beach are advocating strongly against that outcome. I have only one request for this council, Fort Myers Beach resident David Tezak wrote last month, in www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com. Show me the erosion rather than draw imaginary lines on a map. Physically go out onto the beach and place flags or use some other means to identify these areas that are eroding along this five-mile renourishment proposal Also, explain to the tax-paying public why in these very tough economic times is this council wasting so much time, money and resources on this ill-conceived plan.The larger debateAs the contest between Ritz managers and public gadflies built to a head in recent weeks, Ms. Smart and Mr. Ginsberg two of the gadflies in question decided to jumpstart an organization called Keep Our Beaches Open (KOBO) dedicated to protecting public beaches. (The organizers can be reached either by telephone or email at: (239 )287-1196 or smartieml@ earthlink.net, and at (239) 404-4221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.) Both are ardent beachgoers. Ms. Smart, a Naples Park resident and freelance writer, has walked the beach for many years. This is a lot of work, she said of the effort to force officials to defend public rights on the beach, and private owners to acknowledge them. But when they kicked me off a beach that should be open to everybody, I decided it would be worth it. Weve lost so much of what the beach used to be, and the least we can do is try to keep the rest for everybody, not just for some. Mr. Ginsberg, a Naples real estate agent and native South African who served as a lifeguard in the rough seas off the South African coast in his youth, frequently brings his children to skim board, swim, windsurf and walk along the North Naples beaches. The Ritz debate is only the tip of the iceberg in a struggle over public rights on beaches, public access to beaches and fair taxation of the beachfront that extends back many years, they both say. At many private properties up and down the beach, owners who may insist on privacy and who may benefit financially from the aesthetic allure of beachfront property, are taxed on it only nominally since they cant build on it. Mr. Ginsberg maintains that such a tax policy on beachfront isnt fair and that it should be reconsidered. Long-standing public use of a beach also provides a legal precedent for public rights, he argues. Im not saying there shouldnt be private property or private ownership on the beach, he said. Im saying that if they own the beach and (exclude the public), they should pay taxes on it. It should be the most highly taxed land in Florida. How is it possible to own land that served as roadways for generations and that has been enjoyed by the general public for decades and you get to own it for free? And if they dont want to pay taxes on it, they should deed it to the public.Lost opportunities, last chances Mr. Ginsberg and others also insist that access to the beaches has been sold down the proverbial river by officials. Frank Halas, the Collier County commissioner whose District 2 includes all the North Naples beaches, has tried to claim that a county-built water park might make up for the loss of access to the beaches, including the beach at the old Vanderbilt Inn, according to Mr. Ginsberg. That inn, near Delnor-Wiggins State Park, was a long-time watering hole that might have offered a great deal of public access, which is why Mr. Ginsberg and others asked the county to consider buying it when it became available about four years ago, Mr. Ginsberrg said. But that didnt happen. Today, a condominium high-rise, Moraya Bay, sits on theBEACHFrom page 1 Mary Lou Smart and Graham GinsbergROGER WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Some public accesses are marked with small signage that sometimes gets painted over.
WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY former inn site. Had there been interest by the citizens, Commissioner Halas responded to Mr. Ginsberg in a 2006 e-mail, the County could have purchased the Vanderbilt Inn, as well. I am hopeful that with the loss of the (Wiggins Pass) Marina and the Vanderbilt Inn as well as the loss of beach access over the years, that the water park will help to offset these losses to the residents of Collier County and provide them with an alternative form of enjoyment. None of that impresses some local citizens. Giving people a water park in lieu of access to the beach is kind of like giving people a mall with pine scent instead of hiking trails, suggests Andy Owen, who recalled a number of residents asking county officials to consider buying the Vanderbilt Inn. Mr. Owen, an ardent fisherman, grew up in Naples, lives in Naples Park and is an assistant professor of art at Florida Gulf Coast University. Most of this is a loss of quality, a loss of fixtures that are what attracted people here to begin with, he said. Theres not another place like (the old Wiggins Pass Marina) anymore, even though the county provided a boat ramp at Cocohatchee Park next to where it was, he said. But on weekends parking there is up to Wiggins Pass Road and people get ticketed. The only other facility is a boat ramp up at Lovers Key (in Lee County). Commissioner Halas did not return phone calls for this story, and Gary McAlpin, director of coastal zone management in Collier County, told a reporter he could not speak without the permission of a public information officer, then left the office and spent the following week elsewhere without returning telephone calls. The county spokeswoman, Camden Smith, answered questions posed for Mr. McAlpin by e-mail, including one question about opening access to the miles of public beaches fronted by private hotels and condominiums with shuttle service from remote parking lots. Approximately three years ago, we did have CAT buses (Collier Area Transit) specifically for the purpose of taking people from Vanderbilt and Conner Park (Immokalee Road) to the beach access with and without parking, she wrote. However, due to low usage, (officials) agreed it was not cost effective. Ms. Smith noted that between Vanderbilt Beach Road and Clam Pass there are no beach accesses thats almost three miles. She also said that beach accesses on North Gulfshore Drive from Vanderbilt to Immokalee road thats about two miles are designed to be walk-to beach access points. Unless people live or visit in the nearby high-rises, that would require significant walking, since in some cases theyre roughly a mile from public parking. We could always use more (parking), Ms. Smith added. With build-out, that is becoming quite difficult, but we are working on it. Several residents point to vacant land near The Ritz and elsewhere, where more parking could be provided, and one insists money and build-out are not the problems. Russ Wimer is a former Collier County commissioner elected to office in the latter half of the 1970s and the early 1980s. Now almost 65, he has paid close attention to the debate over the years. Thats always a great excuse, Oh, there is no money. But millions of dollars are spent on landscaping, on watering all the plants, and we spent $10 million on an overpass on Airport-Pulling Road probably more, he said. Come on. Where theres a will, theres a way. If they want to provide beach access, would it be expensive? Sure it would. But they need to bite the bullet, and if it is determined more is needed, they need to provide the means to do it.Real access, faux accessThese notions, like the silvery little fish only yards off Vanderbilt Beach, have jumped across the surface of the region and the state for years. In the minds of many here, Collier County residents and visitors who dont own property on the beach or have the wherewithal to stay in fine hotels have lost out. Two things are going on here, surmises Robert Lehrer, a retired attorney and philanthropist who lives in Autumn Woods and owns a condominium overlooking the water in Park Shore. One is being able to walk on the beach. Everybody has a right to walk along the shoreline. You can come in on a boat, for instance, and put your boat on the shoreline and walk along. Thats one thing. The second thing is the access to get there. To Mr. Lehrers dismay, he said, that access has been cut off over the years. Its almost impossible to reach much of the public beach property, especially for children or the elderly, unless one is wealthy enough to live along the beach, he added. This is an embarrassment. The beach is for everybody, wealthy or not. Its several miles between Vanderbilt Beach parking and Clam Pass (at the western end of Pine Ridge Road). If I arrive at Clam Pass and I want to come across going north with my two little kids and my picnic basket and my chairs, I dont have access. You can cross at low tide, but there are dangerous currents and you cant do it at high tide. And if you aim to get onto the beach north of Clam Pass, you have to walk all the way up from there, since no other access exists for almost three miles. Far to the north of that, only a few hundred yards from The Ritz at Vanderbilt Beach, stands the Turtle Club, where people can walk off the beach and up into the open restaurant and bar to have a drink or eat. Were a public business, and I think the real challenge is the fact that Vanderbilt Beach (at the parking garage) is the only real access in the whole county, says Peter Tierney, who has managed the Turtle Club for 15 years. From the Vanderbilt garage south theres nothing except for Clam Pass, which has very limited parking. And north from Vanderbilt theres only Delnor-Wiggins (with several public parking lots laid neatly into the mangroves). By 9 or 10 a.m. on any given holiday, that park is full. You cant even get onto the main road to go south. On Gulfshore Drive, which extends from near the end of Vanderbilt Beach Road north to the dead-end of Immokalee Road and Delnor-Wiggins a nearly twomile stretch about eight tiny walkways extend from the road to the beach, each sandwiched between condo complexes or beach clubs that display prominent notrespassing signs. Mary Lou Smart calls that faux access. Each is about six feet wide some are boardwalks, and some are merely sod ditches that can fill with water in the summer and each is marked by a county sign the size of a dinner plate. At least one of those signs, across from Seabreeze Avenue, had been painted black on a recent weekday, although the words were faintly visible beneath the paint: Collier County Parks and Recreation, it said, just like the legible ones. Mr. Tierney summarized the situation this way: Pelican Bay is just a massive development but completely private. You can walk down along the road, but you cant park. Meanwhile to the north on Gulfshore Drive, he added, lots of young kids love the beach, so their parents will drop them off (at the walk-in accesses). But once things get full at the parking garage, or at either end of the beach, people try to park everywhere. The scattered commercial businesses really get hammered with parking. Youd love to own a towing truck in there. Some people DO love owning towing trucks in there. And neither that situation nor one in which private interests feel they have to take hard and fast stands is something Mr. Wimer, the former commissioner, wants to see. The Ritz is good for the community, he said. Its been a good neighbor for the most part, and (these debates) are just not good for anybody. In Mr. Wimers view, Somewhere between my time on the commission and the present time, some commissioners were asleep at the switch. They fell behind on many things. I think the present commission has been taking steps to solve the problems, but I dont think its happened yet. The public needs more access to the beaches. Just like it used to have. I walk that beach regularly, and I have close to 50 years now, Mr. Wimer said. So I have a prescriptive easement. Everybody goes on about the high water line or some other line, but it doesnt make a whole lot of difference. Myself and my family have a prescriptive easement. Under state law, that carries formidable weight, if it can be proven. Even if a piece of property along the beach is privately owned, the public may still be able to establish a prescriptive easement by historic use, said Ralph Brookes, a land-use attorney in Lee County. In a case called Tony Rama, Mr. Brookes explained, the public showed that they had used the dry upland sand of the (private) beach historically for decades, and that they couldnt be excluded from that dry sand area. The Tony Rama case, he added, has been upheld by other cases. A lot of people in Naples could likely demonstrate historic use of beaches such as the one now owned by The Ritz, they say.Id like to see somebody kick me off that beach, said Mr. Wimer. They could, physically, of course, but then theyd have a lawsuit so big they couldnt see over it. COURTESY PHOTOVanderbilt Beach at The Ritz-Carlton
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Naples History Month earns its place in the communityNaples Cultural Landscape Award is Crayton Cove (formerly known as Back Bay) and the surrounding dock area, where the lifestyle was the antithesis of the grand old Naples Hotel lifestyle.Our research has uncovered another tree whose story is reflective of its communitys identity. In her book Naples Past and Present, author and historian Maria Stone noted the story of the Weeks family, who in 1912 planted a monkey pod tree in Back Bay.According to Ms. Stones book, when he got into a scuffle and his opponent landed in the hospital with the possibility of never leaving by his own volition, Mr. Weeks decided a trip to Cuba was in order for himself and his wife while things settled a bit.When his opponent came through after all, the Weeks returned home. Mrs. Weeks brought with her a monkey pod seedling and planted it just west of the City Dock, where the couple no doubt disembarked upon their arrival. Today the tree sits across from an empty lot at Crayton Cove.Invest in historyOn May 20, some 400-plus invested citizens heard Dr. Florida speak at the Naples Beach Hotel as part of the Economic Development Councils Project Innovation series of programs about economic sustainability. It was a night long in coming for many reasons, but when Dr. Florida cited quality of place and investment in history as one of five drivers of community sustainability, I just knew that many of Naples pioneering families danced a jig (probably those from Back Bay/Crayton Cove) or issued a sigh of relief (those from the old Naples Hotel, perhaps) from on high. Finally, Im certain they agreed among themselves, they get it. 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. Visit the NBYH mini-museum at 1300 Third Street South, where an exhibit about Ernest F. Coe, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Everglades is currently on display. Folk artist Dick Jays life-size metal statues of Mrs. Douglas and Mr. Coe are on loan to the mini-museum. Call 594-2978 or go to www. naplesbachyardhistory.orgPrompted by an initiative of Naples Cultural Landscape, the month of May was proclaimed Naples History Month by the City Council in 2008. This year, the tradition continues.NCL was founded by Lavern Norris Gaynor and others with a mission of safeguarding our communitys history in order to connect children to the magic of this place we call home, and of creating a sense of connectedness and belonging for its citizens most of whom were not born in the Naples area.The language of cultural landscape translates to the visual and spatial relationship of an area to its identity. It replaces the language of historic preservation, an old paradigm language that held little meaning for the Naples community at large mainly due to its growth consciousness. Bu focusing on community identity, the identity of place, NCL has made people stop, think, re-frame and smile about their place in the specific place of Naples. If Dr. Richard Florida, one of the foremost experts on place and its relationship to economic sustainability and personal happiness, is correct, then NCL may have BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyEileen Arsenault, Jackie Sloan and Lavern Gaynor in front of Beardy Banyan COURTESY PHOTOhit a home run with their philosophy.One year agoAt the end of the first City of Naples History Month in 2008, NCL decided a Cultural Landscape Award was in order, to be made to a person, place or thing that reflected our citys unique character and identity. The Naples Pier was an obvious choice among NCL members except Ms. Gaynor, who feared that awarding the pier would seem self-serving, as her parents, Lester and Dellora Norris, had twice funded the rebuilding of the pier for the good of the community. At her urging, more thought was given as to the first recipient of the Naples Cultural Landscape Award.Ultimately, it was decided that Beardy Banyan, the oldest banyan tree in the city, would be our nominee. Within Beardys being and placement, there stood the perfect reflection of community identity within NCLs new paradigm philosophy, of course.On the corner of Gordon Drive and 12th Avenue South, behind Beardy (which was planted somewhere between 1916-19, across from the once magnificent Naples Hotel), stands Tecopa, a four-building complex that Norman Prentice Sloan, a Philadelphia cotton broker, built in 1918. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 A 26-year-old vegetarian from Oregon who just kayaked, powerboated and sailed around Southwest Florida as part of his Un-Road Trip across America is scheduled to be on The Today Show this week. This is the story of a guy with an unusual name and an even more unusual quest who landed in Southwest Florida, spent several days traversing it without setting foot in a car or bus, and then left us in his wake as he headed north to the Big Apple. Heres hoping some salt spray is still on his skin and he fondly recalls his friends he made here. Especially when he steps onto The Today Show set around 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28. Clearly the boating was beautiful, said Boaz Frankel, the blogger who masterminded the Un-Road Trip, which you can read about at www.unroadtrip.com. But what was his favorite part of being in Southwest Florida? The people. From the time he got off a horse in Hendry County and moseyed into Alva to the day he sailed up the coast toward Boca Grande, Mr. Frankel did the proverbial meet-and-greet everywhere he went: Nancy Kilmartin of Estero Bay Buddies hoisted him aboard her powerboat one humid afternoon, scooted him away from thunderstorms lacing the river, and took him to the Pink Shell Resort at Fort Myers Beach. The sky was looking a little menacing with dark clouds quickly approaching, so we headed out as quickly as we could. Nancy let me take the helm as we headed out of the Caloosahatchee River and into the bay. Wendy Rex of North Fort Myers and I kayaked with him for two days and 24 miles along the Calusa Blueway on the Caloosahatchee from Alva to the tip of Cape Coral, with the staff at Hotel Indigo kindly overnighting him in downtown Fort Myers. Kayaking under a bridge with cars whizzing overhead one minute, and the next minute being where its all quiet in the mangroves was amazing, he said. Then Doris Colgate of Offshore Sailing School had her staff at Pink Shell welcome him aboard the fleet for a learn-tosail-while-you-un-road-trip. Wed read over the sailing textbooks they had sent us, but seeing it in person was quite a bit different. In this day and age of blogging and social-media journalism, its easy to come across people who text and Tweet who appear, well, arrogant and egotistical. Mr. Frankel is not like that. When I read his blog before meeting him May 13, he appeared to be gracious enough. But I remained skeptical. That lasted about two seconds. His enthusiasm, it seems, is for learning about new places rather than telling you what he knows about places hes been. Hes just a guy who tired of fluctuating gasoline prices and got an idea to seek out alternative transportation methods while creating an interactive media postcard of the United States. Hes a guy with supportive parents back in Portland, Ore., who told him to go for it. Hes someone whose enthusiasm for whatever moment is unfolding at the time is contagious. Hanging out with him is like Discovery Channel meets Mad TV. Its serendipitous. He meticulously plans his modes of transportation Tweeting people, accepting suggestions from blog-followers, researching with his iPhone and laptop. Tune in Thursday to hear his highlights, knowing that some of those memories have been doused by Southwest Florida salt spray and rainstorms. An un-road trip across America SAVE UP TO...$3,600When You Purchase A New 15 SEER High Ef cency A/C SystemSome restrictions may apply. Actual savings determined by type of system purchased. Expires 8/31/09. FREEUltraviolet Light with the Purchase of a New High Ef cency A/C SystemValid only with coupon. Not valid with other offers. No cash value. Expires 8/31/09. (15 SEER or Higher. $495 Value) $20 OFFOf our 20 Point Tune-Up or any Service Call NOW ONLY $75Valid only with coupon. Not valid with other offers. No cash value. Expires 8/31/09. Proudly serving Southwest Florida since 1988 Family Owned and OperatedOUR PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED TECHNICIANS ARE ABLE TO OFFER YOU THE HIGHEST QUALITY INSTALLATION, SERVICE AND REPAIR ON ALL MAKES AND MODELS. FULLY LICENSED & INSURED #CAC045868 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 100% SATIFACTION GUARANTEE OUR BUSINESS IS BASED ON HONESTY AND INTEGRITY RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Ask Us About... (239) 267-3660 20thyear Proudly Serving Southwest FloridaOur Way Of SayingThanks!Boaz Frankel aboard an Offshore Sailing School boat enroute from Fort Myers Beach toward Boca Grande.BY BETSY CLAYTON____________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTO This weeks Trivia challenge:Q: Who was the rst Postmaster general in the U.S.? See next week for the answer.Last weeks Trivia Q&A: Who invented the ushing toilet? Sir John Harrington in1596. King Arthur nicknamed it the John.239 775-2387 www.whistledixie.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 1. Memphis 2. Marco Island 3. Watkins 4. 15 minutes 5. Doris Reynolds 6. She lobbied for the formation of Collier County 7. Storter 8. Immokalee 9. A referendum in 1959 10. David Graham Copeland 11. Lee 12. The Alaska state government 13. Doll making and basket weaving 14. Ernest Coe 15. Marjory Stoneman Douglas 16. Marco Island 17. All of the aforementioned www.LifeBridgeSolutions.com 239.325.1880 NATURAL DISASTER IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU Ask about our Hurricane Season Household Inventory Special HISTORY QUIZ ANSWERSFrom page A11The new waterboardingIn April, the district attorney in Vilas County, Wis., announced that he was seeking volunteers for a forensic test to help his case against Douglas Plude, 42, who is scheduled to stand trial soon for the second time in the death of his wife. The volunteers must be female, about 5-feet-8 and 140 pounds, and will have to stick their heads into a toilet bowl and flush. Plude is charged with drowning his wife in a commode, but his version (which the prosecutor will try to show is improbable) is that his wife committed suicide by flushing herself. Rammed for a good reason Lorena Alvarez was charged with aggravated battery in April in Lake Worth, Fla., after allegedly, angrily crashing her car into her boyfriends pickup truck, thus endangering her two kids, ages 7 and 1, who were with her. She explained to police that her boyfriend was about to drive off drunk and hitting him was the best way to prevent danger to other motorists. John Angeline was charged with fatally running over gas station attendant Haeng Soon Yang in Mossy Rock, Wash., in April after she tried to stop him from leaving without paying for $34 in fuel. Angeline, captured nearby, explained to police that he had run over the woman because she looked like she was about to cast a spell on him. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEIronyOn April 8, the New Hampshire House of Representatives debated a controversial bill to outlaw discrimination against transgenders (those born of one sex but who identify as the other), and the legislation passed by one vote. Coincidentally, April 8 was the states Tartan Day, and by tradition, male lawmakers of Scottish ancestry wore kilts to work. Thus, some opponents of giving greater protection to men who wear skirts were men who were that day wearing skirts. (In any event, the state Senate subsequently rejected the bill.)
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 NEWS A15 www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens & 239-369-3000 Protect Your Investment! FREE Consultation & EstimateProtect your investment. Upgrade your enclosure. Nearly two dozen charities will clean up as part of a bike wash at Naples HarleyDavidson from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The organizations, from Gulf Coast High School Key Club to the Humane Society Naples, Community Blood Center and the American Heart Association, have been collecting pledges all month long. The charity that collects the most money will receive an additional $1,000 from Naples Harley-Davidson. The public is invited to cruise by the dealership and donate whatever amount they can to as many of the participating charities as they can. Each charity will have an information booth on site. There will be fun and games for young and old throughout the day, including an inflatable Hydro Battle water tag maze. Naples Harley-Davidson is at 3645 Gateway Lane. For more information, call Nicole Curran at 594-5504, e-mail NicoleC@hdnaples.com or visit www.hdnaples.com. The First Tuesday Trolley Hop gets a jumpstart on the summer season from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. Thats when riders can hop aboard a Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning trolley and ride, free of charge, around town with stops at various restaurants where they can admire artwork and avail themselves of food and drink specials. The inaugural trolley hop is sponsored by Ruths Chris Steak House. Other participating restaurants are Flemings Steakhouse and Shulas Steakhouse. At each establishment, artwork from Alan Brown Gallery will be on display and complimentary hors douevres will be served. Visit www.experience-naples.com and click on the Trolley Hop logo for trolley schedule. Hoppers can board at any of the three participating restaurants; the trolley will pick up and drop off riders approximately every half hour throughout the evening. Hop aboard the First Tuesday trolleyLocal charities hope to clean up at Harley-Davidson bike wash United Way wants softball teams for 2nd annual tourneyThe United Way of Collier County invites local businesses and groups to sign up teams for the second annual United Way Softball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, at North Collier Regional Park. Registration is $250 per team; deadline to sign up is June 10. Sponsorship opportunities are also available from $35 to $2,500. To sign up a team for tournament play, call Ed Torroni at 252-4090. For information on sponsorship, call 261-7112. NAPLES TROLLEY LEARN AND ENJOY FREE REBOARDING COMPLETELY NARRATED TOURCALL 239.262.73001010 6th Avenue Naples, FL 34102 www.naplestrolleytours.com SIGHTSEEING
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY A16 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009More than two dozen high school seniors from public and private schools throughout Collier County have been awarded Founders Fund scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year. Each will receive $2,000 per year for the next four years from the Founders Fund, as long as they maintain a B average in their college studies. The students and their families were guests of honor at a reception earlier this month at The Club at Pelican Bay. More than 100 people attended, including Founders Fund board members, committee chairs, benefactors, other supporters and area high school guidance counselors. The crowd was welcomed by Ray Crisci, current chairman off the Founders Fund, Rocky Caldwell, founding chairman of the fund, also addressed the students and guests, as did Larry White, chairman of the board for The Club at Pelican Bay, and Audrey Moss, guidance counselor at Immokalee High School. The Founders Fund College-bound Collier kids get a hand from Founders Fund Presidential Models Limited Instant Rebate Offer Valid Through 7/15/09 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 town10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)ww.golfheritagebay.com Call 239-384-6166 ... where youre treated like www.bettervision.netOur premium lens implants offer you a full range of vision near, intermediate, and distance.Fort Myers 418-0999Cape Coral 542-4123Lehigh Acres 369-2010Punta Gorda 505-2020Naples 430-3939Cataract surgery is covered by Medicare & most insurances. JONATHAN M. FRANTZ, MD, FACSSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYwas created in 1991 by the founding golf members of the Club at Pelican Bay. Its mission is to provide financial assistance to young men and women from Collier County in their pursuit of post high school education and training. Recipients are selected on the basis of need and merit from the 10 high schools of Collier County. The 2009 class recipients will attend colleges and universities all over the United States. Their fields of interest range from pre-med and social services to communications and business. The students and the high school they attended are: Johal Baez, Golden Gate High School Weslande Baptiste, Naples High School Peter Bielawski, Palmetto Ridge High School Julian Calixtro, The Community School of Naples Colleen Carney, Naples High School Gaelle Colas, Immokalee High School Thu Doan, Golden Gate High School Catherine Eble, Gulf Coast High School Caleb Eiler, Lely High School Marjorie Eldira, Golden High School Renee Gonzalez, Everglades High School Ashley Gore, Naples High School Victoria Howard, Lely High School Jefferson Iles, Palmetto Ridge High School Yvenalie Louissaint, Naples High School Sebastian Mancera, Lely High School Daniel Marulanda, Gulf Coast High School Jose Martinez, Immokalee High School Sergio Martinez, Immokalee High School Maria Mendoza, Immokalee High School Amabel Mendoza dela Roma, St. John Neumann High School Kimberly Milne, Palmetto Ridge High School Nicholas Pantner, St. John Neumann High School Bruna Pierre, Immokalee High School In addition to the above high school students, Founders Fund scholarships were presented to the following three employees of The Club at Pelican Bay who are continuing their education: Paige Driapsa, Carmen Elliott and Gabrielle McCaffrey. Since its beginning 18 years ago, the Founders Fund has awarded approximately $1.8 million in scholarships to Collier County students. During the 2008-09 academic year, 94 students at 27 colleges, universities, vocational schools and professional programs received financial support from the fund. For more information, visit www.TheFoundersFundInc.org or call 593-0124. COLDWELL WHITE 2009 Founders Fund scholars accepted their awards during a reception at The Club at Pelican Bay.COURTESY PHOTO
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 NEWS A17 The building industry has slowed down nationwide, but the construction academies at local high schools are still going strong. There are 570 students learning the construction and drafting trades at six academies within Collier County. The Collier Building Industry Foundation is providing five of these students with scholarships. They are: Andres Boral, a graduate of the Lely High School Construction Academy who is attending Florida Gulf Coast University. Caroline Brial, a Barron Collier High School graduate who is attending Cornell University. Robert McGinnis, a graduate of St. John Neumann High School. Lucio Martinez from Immokalee High School, a student at the University of Florida. Keith Walls of Naples High School, who is at the University of Central Florida. Foundation scholarships can be used for books, tuition or instruction in studies ranging from engineering and architecture to general contracting and interior design. Mr. Boral, Ms. Brial, Mr. McGinnis and Mr. Walls also received scholarships from the Future Builders of America, the foundation affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association. The Community Blood Center, an affiliate of the NCH Healthcare System, is in need of donors. The bloodmobile will be at the Hollywood 20 movie theater at 6006 Hollywood Blvd. from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31. Anyone who donates blood will receive a free movie ticket and a gift card to Planet Smoothie. Donors must have valid photo ID and should eat and drink plenty of decaffeinated beverages beforehand. While 17 is the minimum age for donating blood, there is no upper age limit. For additional eligibility information, donation locations or frequent donor program details, call the Community Blood Center at 436-5455 or visit www.givebloodcbc.org. A series of five free Quit Smoking Now classes will begin from 5:306:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at the Collier County Health Department, 3301 Tamiami Trail E. Call Rachel Kleist to register, at 252-6852. The Florida Department of Health and the American Cancer Society also provide Florida residents a toll-free tobacco cessation help line. The Quitline, a free service to Floridians, is available in English, Spanish and TDD for the hearing impaired. Callers are eligible for five individualized counseling sessions and self-help materials. The phone number is (877) U-CANNOW. Scholarships will help five Collier students build on construction academy experience SpringSavingsSPECIAL$1000 GiftDesign Center: www.NaplesDreamMaker.com239-596-5306Stop By The ShowroomFri. 9-5 & Sat. 10-2and get your Gift Certi cate! $1000 off Two members of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra have been awarded 2009 Joyce Anne Vitelli Scholarships of $7,500 each. Noelle Ham is principal second violin with the orchestra. She will attend the University of Florida to major in premed and hopes to become an oncologist. Alexander Hayes, principal trombone, will major in music education and performance at Florida State University. Both Ms. Ham and Mr. Hayes were concerto competition winners who performed in the recent Major/Minor II concert at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The Joyce Anne Vitelli Scholarship program was established in 2007 in honor of Joyce Anne Vitelli, a music teacher and friend of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and the youth orchestra. Aspiring architects sought for AIA awardDonate blood, catch a flick The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest is seeking applicants for its annual $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student who resides in Collier, Lee, Hendry, Charlotte or Glades counties.High school seniors entering a professional degree program at an NAAB-accredited program of architecture (a list of the programs can be found at www.naab.org) or a technical school, as well as community college students transferring to an NAAB-accredited program of architecture, are invited to apply. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0; anyone who has completed more than one year of a fouror fiveyear college curriculum is not eligible.Deadline for submitting applications is May 31. For more information, e-mail Keith Gilbert at KGilbert@pkstudios.com. Vitelli scholarships support young musicians Get started on quitting
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 ITS NOT JUST IN THE GENESWhile heredity plays a major role in AMD, it is not the only risk factor, and the developers of the genetic test note that many but not all of these risk factors are controllable. Besides age and genetics, risk factors include: Smoking Obesity Race (Caucasians have a higher risk of AMD) Gender (females are more susceptible) Hypertension High blood cholesterol Exposure to UV light (sunglasses can reduce this risk) HEALTHY LIVINGFor those at-risk, saliva test can help gauge chances of developing the diseaseWill you inherit macular degeneration?A sophisticated new genetic test that can help gauge the risk of developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration the leading cause of legal blindness in the United States and possibly lead to early, sight-saving treatment is now available in Naples and Fort Myers. Dr. Ashish Sharma of Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida announced last week that the practice is offering the Macula Risk test at all five of its offices. In addition to Naples and Fort Myers, Retina Consultants maintains offices in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Port Charlotte. Dr. Sunil Malkani of Eye Centers of Florida said his group became the first medical facility in the United States to offer Macula Risk when it began testing patients last March at its main office in Fort Myers. Dr. Malkani, who serves on Macula Risks physician advisory board, said there are plans to expand the testing to the groups other offices. Although he did not have exact figures, he estimated that more than 30 patients have availed themselves of the test in Fort Myers. Both physicians said Southwest Florida experiences high rates of AMD, principally because of the regions concentration of older residents. It is estimated that some 20 million American suffer from AMD, according to Retina Consultants. Because of the large elderly population in Florida, we tend to see much more AMD than other areas do, said Dr. Sharma.AMD is a progressive disease associated with aging that erodes vision and can lead to a total loss of central vision, which is controlled by a small part of the retina known as the macula. Composed of light-sensitive cells at the center of the retina at the back of the eye, the macula discerns details of focused, straight-ahead vision. These details are essential to proper eyesight. If the macula is compromised, images become dim and black holes obscure or block normal sight. These sorts of sight disturbance are usually warning signs of AMD.Anyone with a family history of AMD (which is usually defined by an occurrence of the disease in a parent or sibling) should be keenly aware of changes in their vision, even if they decide against genetic testing, Dr. Malkani said. Left untreated, these visual disturbances can progress, resulting in varying degrees of blindness that can impair or eliminate the ability to read, drive, watch television or perform any sight-related task. AMD carries a strong hereditary component. The Macula Risk test, which involves collecting a saliva sample, for the first time allows physicians to determine the likelihood of someone developing advanced AMD. The test examines a patients DNA, which holds genetic markers that provide clues to the development of AMD. Not every at-risk patient will inherit the AMD markers, but genetic testing is the only way to determine who has the markers in advance of actual symptoms.BY BILL CORNWELL ____________________bcornwell@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO If the macula is compromised, images become dim and black holes obscure or block normal sight. Dr. Ashish Sharma of Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida In addition to the saliva sample, patient and family histories are taken at the time of the test, the physicians said. Testing is strongly recommended for patients with early or intermediate AMD (the test can be predictive of the ultimate severity of the disease) and for individuals over who have a family history of the disorder, said Dr. Sharma. Testing is usually done on patients over the age of 50, since the disease is age-related and usually occurs after the half-century mark has been reached, but Dr. Malkani said some patients are requesting tests while in their 40s. The test need be taken only once in a patients lifetime. The test is essential for at-risk individuals, Dr. Sharma said, because early diagnosis and treatment often can prevent the worst consequences of the disease, namely blindness. Many AMD sufferers ignore subtle vision changes until substantial damage has occurred and treatment is ineffective. Dr. Malkani said the saliva samples are sent to a laboratory that specializes in genetic testing; results are usually available in two to four weeks. The cost of the test, both physicians said, is $399, and it is currently not covered by most insurance plans. Dr. Malkani said the test initially cost $750, but that ArcticDx Inc., the Canadian firm that created the test, agreed to drop the price to the current level in light of the reluctance of insurance companies to provide coverage. But he predicted that the price will rise again, and may eventually settle in the range of $500. ArcticDx is a private Canadian enterprise that describes itself on its Web site as a molecular diagnostic company. ArcticDx also manufactures a test to assess the risk of colon cancer. Dr. David Chow, a Toronto physician who is an advisor to ArcticDx, is quoted on the companys Web site as saying the Macula Risk will identify patients at risk so they can be diligently monitored. One such patient is Pat Thiel, a 58-yearold nurse who lives in Punta Gorda and will soon be tested at the Retina Consultants office in Port Charlotte. She will be one of the first patients under the care of Retina Consultants to take the test. Her 81-year-old father, who lives in her home state of Minnesota, suffers from AMD. My father was diagnosed with AMD in both eyes when he was in his sixties, Mrs. Thiel explained. It has progressed over the years, and for the last four years he has been totally blind. When he was being treated at the Mayo Clinic, the doctors told him to tell his children about this. They said the probability that it can passed on to a child is great. Mrs. Thiel said the tragedy of her fathers blindness is made more acute by the fact that he otherwise remains in splendid physical condition. He is still in wonderful shape, she said. He could do what he wanted to do if he wasnt blind. But he is.As a nurse who works with a family practice physician, Mrs. Thiel said she occasionally comes across patients who exhibit symptoms of AMD. We refer them (to an ophthalmologist), of course, but it impresses on me that early detection is key, she said. And there are a lot more treatment options than there were for my father.Although Mrs. Thiel professed to be thankful that a test of this sort has been developed, she also acknowledged that the anxiety of learning if she is indeed at high risk for AMD is a bit unsettling. She said she is mentally preparing herself for the results, whatever they may be. Yes, I am afraid of losing my vision, she said. And I will be even more concerned if I find that the level of risk is higher than I had known. But I really have no choice. Ive been telling (her father) that Im going to do it, and I am. Still, I am very anxious. Mrs. Thiel said her two sisters in Minnesota probably will be tested since they all are above the age of 50 and, of course, share the same genetic risk. There is no cure for AMD, and blindness once experienced cannot be reversed, but the early introduction of drug therapies can sometimes prevent or often arrest the advancement of the disease. Blindness is not inevitable, if the disease is detected and treated at an early stage, both physicians said.For patients like Mrs. Thiel who are at genetic risk for AMD, the test could be one of the most important medical procedures she ever receives. Whatever the results, she wants to know what the future might hold and what she can do to keep her sight. She does not want to passively accept her fate.Mrs. Thiel said she will take the test soon, meaning that in several weeks she should have the results in hand. I will be more concerned if I learn that I am at high risk, she said, but I would be more concerned not knowing what that risk is.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 NEWS A19 for an after-school activity. More than 92 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital die from it. Without immediate CPR, the chance of surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest drops 7 percent to 10 percent for each minute that passes without defibrillation. Unfortunately, less than one third of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. And 70 percent of bystanders who do respond to a cardiac emergency have never received CPR and AED training or their training was more than five years ago, according to a 2008 American Heart Association survey. To keep skills current, training should occur at least every two years, the association says. By learning CPR, you are taking care of yourself and your family with just a small time commitment, says Dr. Michael Sayre, chair-elect of the American Heart Associations Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee. The more you practice, the more confident your skills will be in a real emergency. We want people to keep their CPR skills current and see learning and practicing CPR as critical health maintenance.There are two ways to become CPR trained: take a traditional classroombased course, or get a self-paced CPR Anytime kit, which includes an inflatable mannequin and instructional DVD.People can also learn the steps for Hands-Only CPR by viewing free videos online. Hands-Only CPR is for people who are unsure of their CPR skills and who witness an adult suddenly collapse. The steps are simple: Call 9 -1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives. Since 1995, the American Heart Association has recommended the development of lay rescuer AED programs to improve outc omes from out-of -hospital cardiac arrest. To maximize the effectiveness of these programs, the AHA emphasizes the importance of organization, planning, training, linking with the EMS system and establishing a process of continuous quality improvement. For more information about National CPR & AED Awareness Week and to find out more about training, visit www. americanheart.org/CPR&AEDweek or call (877) AHA-4CPR. YOUR COMPLETE COPY CENTER 239-262-7400 email@example.com Airport Road North Suite B Naples, FL 34104MY BLUEPRINTER INC.Large Format DIGITAL & COLOR Reprographic Services Scan Copy Archive Enlarge Reduce Mount CD Burn Email Due to the nature of this sale... All Sales Are Final.FINE APPAREL NAPLES FORT MYERS ITS BRODEUR CARVELLS NAPLES STORE CLOSING AND FT. MYERS FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL SALE! FINAL WEEKS! ENTIRE STOCK OF FINE MENS APPAREL NOW N T I RE S TO C K O F FIN E M E 45 % 75 % OFF EV ERYTHING MUST G O! PLUS... NOW THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 5... BUY 2 OR MORE AND SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $25 OFF EACH!EVERY SUIT REG. $695... HROUGH FR I DAY, JU N E 5 MORE AND MO O R ORE RE A N D ND S A V S A S A VE AVE VE NOW $ 299 BRING A FRIEND! PHYSICAL THERAPY THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE PAIN MANAGEMENT Pain Medication Injections AQUATIC THERAPY WELLNESS SERVICES EMG/NCV STUDIES Nerve TestingOur highly skilled staff treats every patient with compassion and dignity.Committed to listening to each patient concerns, we use our diverse resources and abilities to improve function and decrease pain. 90 Cypress Way, Suite 60Conveniently located in North Naples on the corner of Immokalee & Airport Pulling Roadswww.JAFFESPORTSMEDICINE.COM239-254-7778 Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicare Assignment Most Insurance Plans AcceptedAEDFrom page 1 For Individuals, Couples, Seniors & Professionals GOAL MANAGEMENT RELATIONSHIPS WORK LIFE BALANCE MONEY A pp ointments Available Flexible Schedules No Travel Free Newsletters Experience The Life You Want Are you Winning?Discover your spiritual skills and how to use themCONFIDENTIALSuccessful Life Coaching CALLYour Online & Phone Career, Business and Personal Life CoachBestselling Author ofThe Gift Over 30 Years of Changing Lives (239) 267-7480 www.MyStressGuru.com When you need someone who truly knows how to listen CELEBRATE the SAVINGS$200-$400 Value Initial 25 MinuteComplimentary ConsultationRobertAllenFahey, Ph.D.Lic. Consultant #0504504 Sign up now...classes start in JUNE Now teaching CEU classes Custom nancial Pay as you go Approved for Veterans Training Flexible class schedules (days & evenings) Florida Health AcademySchool for Massage Therapy & Facial Skin Care 239-263-9391261 Ninth Street S., Naples, FL in Downtown Naples www. oridahealthacademynaples.com You can earn a new career in3 to 6 months
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 For more information including installation call: Toll Free 877.731.7272 239.731.8300 UF research suggests mockingbirds know whos whoThe birds are watching. They know who you are. And they will attack. Nope, not Hitchcock. Its science. University of Florida biologists are reporting that mockingbirds recognize and remember people whom the birds perceive as threatening their nests. If the songbirds spot their unwelcome guests, they screech, dive bomb and even sometimes graze the visitors heads while ignoring other passers-by or nearby strangers. We tend to view all mockingbirds as equal, but the feeling is not mutual, said Doug Levey, a UF professor of biology. Mockingbirds certainly do not view all humans as equal. The research is described in a paper appearing this week in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It describes the first published research showing that wild animals living in their natural settings recognize individuals of other species. Mr. Levey said the research might provide clues as to why mockingbirds and selected other bird and animal species flourish in heavily populated cities and suburbs, while other species either grow rare or disappear entirely. The real puzzle in the field of urban ecology is to figure out why certain species thrive around humans, he said. One of the hypotheses is that they have some innate ability to adapt and innovate in ways that other species dont. Mockingbirds are among the most common birds on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, where they nest in trees and shrubs close to the ground. For the research, student volunteers walked up to the nests, reached through the foliage and gently touched the nests edges, then walked away. The same volunteers repeated the same visits again the next day, and again for two more days. On the fifth day, however, different volunteers approached the nests. All told, 10 volunteers tested 24 nests at least five times last spring and summer, during mockingbird nesting season. It didnt take a birds eye view to spot the resulting pattern, Mr. Levey said. On the third and fourth days, the birds flushed from their nests more rapidly each time the increasingly familiar students appeared even though the students took different paths toward the nests on successive days and wore different clothes. The birds also gave more alarm calls and flew more and aggressively each succeeding day, with some especially defensive birds even grazing intruders heads not exactly deadly, but annoying, because the birds tend to hit the same spot repeatedly, Mr. Levey said. And yet when different students approached the nests on the fifth day, the birds hardly ruffled their feathers, waiting to flush until last moment. They also gave fewer alarm calls and attacked much less than on the previous day with the familiar intruder. On a campus of 51,000-plus students, paths are filled with students walking back and forth from class all day every weekday, so its no stretch to say that thousands of different people come within a few feet of mockingbird nests during the breeding season. And yet, the mockingbirds in the study were clearly able to recognize and remember a single individual, based on just two SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY These photos show a mockingbird on three separate occasions targeting University of Florida biology major Devon Duffy in an attempt to drive her away from its nest of the UF campus in Gainesville. The bird apparently recognized Ms. Devon as the person who had threatened its nest during previously.UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA / COURTESY PHOTOSthat is hardly an answer. Rather, Mr. Levey said, the birds ability to recognize people suggests perceptual powers that give them an edge in dealing with the complexities of urban environments such as being able to judge which cats may be aware of nests and which are simply passing blithely nearby. We dont believe mockingbirds evolved an ability to distinguish between humans. Mockingbirds and humans havent been living in close association long enough for that to occur, Mr. Levey said. We think instead that our experiments reveal an underlying ability to be incredibly perceptive of everything around them, and to respond appropriately when the stakes are high. brief negative encounters at their nest. Mr. Levey said that sharply contrasts with laboratory studies, in which pigeons recognized people only after extensive training. Sixty seconds of exposure was all it took for mockingbirds to learn to identify different individuals and pick them out of all other students on campus, he said. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 NEWS A21 Everyone loves starfish. As I walk along our beaches, I love hearing, Hey, come look! and realizing its a child who has delighted in finding one of the slow-moving creatures. Invariably, everyone within earshot comes to see the treasure from the sea. You might be surprised to learn that starfish are not fish at all, because they dont have a backbone or fins. Thats why biologists prefer to use the term sea stars. No matter whether you call them sea stars or starfish, however, theyre very unusual animals for several reasons. For starters, just like the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, they dont have a brain. Instead they have a ring of nerve cells that moves information around their body. Even so, starfish can regenerate a lost arm. Its a slow process, taking up to a year. Scientists are studying how the starfish accomplishes this amazing feat; when the mystery is unlocked, perhaps it can help human amputees. Most starfish have five arms, but some varieties have up to 11. Ive seen many of the nine-armed variety along our gulf beaches. Secondly, starfish might be the only animals whose feet are attached directly to their arms. Whats even more amazing, they dont have a front or back, so they can move in any direction without turning. This is called radial symmetry.The point is, everyone loves to find and study starfish BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORS HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN SOLAR POWER YOUR HOME & SAVE Up to 30% Starfish use a system of hydraulics rather than muscles to get around. They take water in through a valve thats usually on their topside. Internal pipes use water to expand and contract tube feet, allowing the starfish to crawl along the ocean bottom a few inches a minute. Wouldnt it be fun to see a starfish race a snail? Most starfish have eyespots at the tip of each arm that act as light sensors. These microscopic, primitive eyes allow starfish to see movement and tell light from dark. They cannot focus on objects, however. And finally, a starfish doesnt have a head at all, just a mouth on its bottom side. It eats clams, oysters, mussels, snails and barnacles by grabbing the shells with its arms, holding on with its tube feet and prying the shells apart. When the starfish sits on top of the shellfish and opens its mouth, an amazing thing happens: A cardiac stomach pushes out through the mouth and begins to digest the shellfish. When digestion is nearly complete, the starfish draws its stomach back and empties the food into its pyloric stomach for final digestion.All starfish are invertebrates that belong to the phylum Echinoderms, a Greek word meaning spiny skin. This phylum has more than 6,000 species including sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sand dollars. Worldwide, there are more than 1,800 varieties of starfish. Starfish live on the ocean bottom, from tidal pools along the shore out into deeper water. All oceans have starfish, but none live in fresh water. Most species shed their eggs and sperm into the water. Fertilization is external and depends on chance. In a couple of hours a female starfish can shed several million eggs. Starfish larvae those that are not devoured by fish and eels mature in about two months, with speed of maturation depending on water temperature. Gulls and other birds eat a large number of adult starfish. Now that you know a bit more about starfish, youre ready to find some on your own. Try walking a beach just after a storm and you should find some washed ashore. Starfish are also easily stranded when the tide goes out, but can survive if the sun doesnt dry them before the next tide. Good luck, and let me know about your starfish adventures. Take a hike or grab a paddleAlthough guided canoe tours and hikes have ended for the summer, theres lots to discover on your own at Collier-Seminole State Park: >>Rent a canoe Paddle down the Blackwater River through a mangrove forest toward the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy birding, shing (salt water license required) or just a relaxing paddle in this outdoor wonderland. Rentals available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. >>Hike 11 miles of trails Experience pine atwoods, cypress areas and rare royal palm hammocks. One of three trails is interpretative, another allows for off-road biking, and a third has a remote campsite. Be sure to stop to register at the ranger station for the two longer trails and call ahead to reserve the campsite. Trails are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The park also offers picnicking, birding, shing, camping, a boat ramp and a chance to see the historic walking dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30-days of free pet health insurance. Visit the ne pets ready for adoption at The Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. >>Target is a 2-year-old American bulldog. Sweet, gentle and quiet, hell make a wonderful family pet. His adoption fee is $75. >>Carlos looks like a tough guy, but this 1-year-old sweetie is really a butterball who loves to cuddle. His adoption fee is $55. >>Jasper is a cute, bobbedtail male whos a bit shy but loves people. His adoption fee is $55. >>Joel is a sweet, 4-monthold terrier-mix who likes to go on long walks and be with his people. His adoption fee is $75. PET TALES Stacey Huber, DVM*Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer Expires 06/25/09FULL SERVICE SMALL ANIMALHOURS: Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8am 5pm Wed 10am 7pm Saturday 8am Noon By Appt.www.aovethospital.com239.431.79802700 Immokalee Rd, Suite 15, Napleslocated in Uptown Shopping Plaza (corner of Immokalee Rd & Airport Pulling Rd)FREE Initial Health Exam FREEIs there anything a dog cant use his nose to figure out? Dogs have long been used to sniff out escaped cons and missing children (think bloodhounds), dinner (think spaniels, retrievers and hounds), and even truffles (think poodles). But in recent years, trainers have come up with all kinds of new ways to use a dogs extraordinary sense of smell. Here are a few you maybe knew and a few more we bet you did not: Drugs. Dogs can be trained to sniff out all kinds of illegal drugs, finding them not only on people but also in massive cargo containers, long-haul trucks and school lockers. Plant matter. Since fresh fruits and vegetables can bring insects and diseases into the country that have the potential to cause great damage to agriculture, dogs are used to detect the foodstuffs in the luggage of people coming through customs. Dogs are also used to sniff out invasive weeds in fields, so the plants can be eradicated before they take hold. Insects. Termites? No problem. Dogs are also being used to detect the resurgence of bedbugs in big cities. Mold. Its not just the mold that bedevils homeowners, but also the mold The nose knowsthat puts the vines at wineries at risk from the spread of disease. Explosives. Meetings of high public officials would be hard to imagine without the diligent work of bomb-sniffing dogs. To take it a bit further, dogs are even being taught to sniff out cell phones that could be used to detonate a bomb. Cows in heat. A lot of money depends on being able to artificially inseminate a cow without wasting time guessing when shes ready. While a bull could tell, hes not always available, as his contribution usually arrives on the scene frozen. A dog can tell when the cow is most fertile although its a good bet the dog couldnt care less. Cancer. While cancer-detection is still in the trial stage, its looking pretty promising that dogs can spot a malignancy. Some day your doctor may order up a lab test and mean Labrador! Chemicals. Dogs have been known to look for items as varied as mercury and the components of potentially pirated DVDs. While most of us tend to think scent work is the near-exclusive province of a handful of breeds bloodhounds, German shepherds and maybe a Labrador BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press SyndicateAll dogs have keen noses filled with many more scent receptors than we humans have.retriever here and there in fact, a wide range of breeds and mixes is trained to detect various scents. Because of their fine noses and friendly dispositions, beagles are used to work airports by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and any manner of mixed breeds lucky dogs pulled from shelters have been used for other kinds of detection work. Because all dogs have keen noses filled with many more scent receptors than we humans have, a dogs future doing nose work relies more on enthusiasm, reliability and trainability than on the canine common ability to tell one scent from another. The keen nose of our canine companions has been used to find everything from bombs to bedbugs. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 NEWS A23 Rx email@example.com Oh, let us sing in praise of fish, bony, jawless, cartilaginous. Our ode is owed, there is no doubt. All is exists to sing this out.I have had a friend, a fish who died. You have the right to wonder why this is musing worthy. Before all, fish begin in masses of eggs set sail in endless clouds of milky sperm. Quantity rules, for mortality is ever lurking. Fish are food a-sail, assailed by their obsolescence from genesis. Even pet fish are merely briefly noted in mother talks with children, then flushed away with confused object lessons of managed emotion and politically correct bowel motion. Yet they have such excellent parts: Fins of beauty dance, lateral lines that scintillate to motion, scales like perfectly shining mosaics, endlessly deep mouths in endless rhythm, gills of undersea air feathers. And their eyes: Their eyes roll in the ten directions, sensing with an intelligence of total equanimity. This is not coldness. No fish is cold. The nature of fish is that of complete responsiveness: Temperature out is temperature MUSINGS Ode 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.in. How can this be named cold-blooded? After all, this is the passion of extreme connection, of total union, of no separation. Here there are no walls. The fish and the water are one. And so it goes, rippling out. This oneness is not to be intimidated. It flows beyond itself, beyond the fish, beyond the sea, beyond the womb, beyond the dish who ran away with the spooning. So let us sing in praise of prey, eaters of fish and ewe and eye. Pirates all, this prey is prayer, in earth and heat and sea and air. Perhaps the sun has shone for five billion years and will shine for five billion more. And we prey, all, on its light, photosynthesis transformed. Ode to plants who channel this to fish and beyond. Ode to the supreme plants, the trees from whom hang suffering servants, spiritual savants. Ode to ewes given in sacrifice, blackened rainbows chased into the desert of sand without water or fish. Ode to eyes plucked from heads, given as oblation, ablation in hope of wisdom. Ode to our Odin, who gave this eye gift while hanging between earth and sky, who gives to worthy poets the mead of inspiration, who leads the hosts of the slain in the wild hunt across the sky. Ode to these hosts of hunters, the eaters and the eaten, all slain in the unraveling reveling. Now my friend who died is wrapped in white, swaddled in a blanket, baby of the universe. He is in the earth. And so the earth is less solid now. Now the earth moves with the grace of the sea. We live in and walk on a Perelandra of possibility, for his presence under the earth swims us into that. Now we are able to prey upon the rubbings in our mind, the onsite records made in haste while we stand ready for the hunt that we missed millennia ago. Cave paintings of the hunt, of tainted pains, are unfelt in the act of remembering. Countless eggs in infinite sperm smoke are hooking up for the dance that we try to capture in our stories. But despite our narrative glue, there is hatching in the seeing, in the sea. Then there is the crawling onto land. From bubbles in water to footprints to bubbles in air to stories in mind, and then to fish for me. Yet it is I who have been caught. Hooked, strung along, longing. But now there is no more glass separating us. No more transparent shield, unyielding, creating pretense of vision that is no more. That eye given for wisdom is now mine. I have prayed for it, and I have been preyed upon. With fish I swam, with fish I died, with fish I dance into the earth-sea. Do you want to come? Will you recognize me? Will you know my scales? Will you slip me on like a wet suit, inside out intention, you in tent of me, intent, content, relenting? My eye intent on you is ewe sacrifice of praise. I am ode.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance NABOR Hall of FameDowning-Frye founder Earl Frye earns his spot. B9 Creative minds EDCs Project Innovation, and other business events. B7 & 8 Shes got the ticket Preferred Travel is still a great ride for Wilma Boyd. B2 Joe Du Bois finds he does well to take news stories about the economy with a grain of salt. Mr. Du Bois and his wife, Jane, have owned Trek Bicycle Stores in Estero and Naples since 2006. I stopped watching the news, Mr. Du Bois says. Everything is doom and gloom, and the media has blown it out of proportion. Id rather feed myself with positive stuff. I really believe its a big reason for our success. A recent survey of small business owners indicates many of them are taking a more upbeat tack. The National Federation of Independent Business Index of Small Business Optimism rose 5.8 points to 86.8 (out of 100) in April. NFIBs chief economist, William Dunkelberg, says more business owners think now is a good time to expand, they have job openings, theyre selling out of inventory and they expect the economy to improve. Great expectationsDave and Linda Visger, franchise owners of Naples-based GarageTek, cut back on employees and relied on business basics, like customer service, to survive the last few years. But now theyre growing again, by expanding their operation to become ShelfGenie franchisees as well. Both GarageTek and ShelfGenie are storage and organization products that fill a need, especially in an area where few homes have basements, Mrs. Visger says. Our phones have been ringing more, she says. Were definitely getting busier We feel pretty bullish on the products we have. Even though the economy hasnt fully recovered, at least according to reporters and economists, Mrs. Visger feels an optimistic attitude alone could get this huge semi-capitalistic machine off the ground again. Stop using the r word so much, she says. People just need to get BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.comSEE OPTIMISM, B5 Our phones have been ringing more, were de nitely getting busier We feel pretty bullish on the products we have. Linda Visger, owner of Naples-based GarageTekPeter Shankman is one of the biggest names in social media at the moment. (If you have to ask what social media is, then unfortunately youre out of todays fastest growing networking loop.) Even if you are not actively using them, however, Im sure youve at least heard of Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace. And these are just a few of the betterknown sites. At a recent PRACC (Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising Professionals of Collier County) workshop, Making Social Media Part of Your Marketing Mix, Mr. Shankman recited the actual list of social media networking sites and it was mighty long. I had no idea there were so many, said Cindy Dobyns of AboveWater Public Relations. Thats not all Mrs. Dobyns learned that night. Just as all marketing and PR eventually comes down to listening to the opinions of those in your social circle, she said, social media is no different. You dont do your own PR, you get others to do it for you, she added. Energetic and entertaining, Mr. Shankman and fellow social media expert Alex de Carvalho educated their captive audience on using these tools to communicate a brand, to create a following and to ultimately succeed in the virtual world. Cyndee Woolley of C Communications said everyone left the workshop excitedly talking about the possibilitiesNew media visionaries deconstruct the social media scene w t m D W t a l POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS firstname.lastname@example.org SEE POWER POINTS, B5 Between the headlines, business owners are finding optimismDOBYNS Joe Du Bois, owner of Trek Bicycle Store in Estero and Naples since 2006, is planning to hire new employees and continue to order fresh inventory.COURTESY PHOTO
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 BUSINESS PROFILE Wilma Boyd doesnt consider herself a world traveler. Yes, her many decades in the travel industry have taken her to a great many places, but she prefers not to be labeled as a traveler. My goal is to be a good leader, and in order to lead you have to be there, she says. While she enjoys the occasional cruise with her husband or quick weekend getaway to Las Vegas to see a show, she readily admits shes rather be making decisions and motivating my staff at Preferred Travel, the agency that celebrates its silver anniversary this year. Working, however, is not all that bad considering Mrs. Boyds corner office enjoys a spectacular view of Pelican Bay and is just a short stroll away from Waterside Shops. Isnt it beautiful? she asks, unable to hide her glee over her work space, a place shes rightly earned, given her business savvy. This business sense combined with her love of travel paved Mrs. Boyds path from her days as Miss Pennsylv ania, a little-known fact that brings a slight blush to her cheeks, to well-established business owner. The title she prefers to gloss over was responsible for opening doors to modeling opportunities and television appearances, which resulted in a TWA representative seeing her on TV and pursuing her for a position with the airline. Enamored by the idea of traveling up and down the East Coast interviewing potential flight attendants, she agreed to do it part-time.During her tenure with TWA, she noticed a lack of interviewing skills among the applicants. That led to her founding the Wilma Boyd Career School, for which Mrs. Boyd served as president until she relocated to Naples in 1984. In the midst of selling her interest in the school and making the move to Florida, she was also smack in the middle of writing a book called Travel Agent. I thought it was something I needed to do to round out my career, which is such an important part of my life after my family, she says about the book. Just as its title implies, the book is an educational piece for those who want to get into the travel industry. It was published in 1988 and has been used as a teaching tool in schools all around the country. Ive been a busy girl, havent I? she laughs. But her work was far from over when she arrived in Naples. With friend Earl Hodges, she opened up a travel agency that would come to be known as Preferred Travel. While the initial endeavor was small, the company has grown considerably over the last 25 years now employing 23 full-time, 10 part-time, and a host of independent contractors all over the country. Because of our size, we can do good things for our clients, she says. People want service, and our philosophy is to always go the extra mile. We are the Nordstrom and The Ritz-Carlton of travel. In fact, the company was just named one of the 25 top-producing travel agencies in the United States in 2008 by Signature Travel Networks Horizon Club. For Mrs. Boyd, though, business is just as much about the employees as it is about the clients. As she strolls around the office making introductions, its apparent how proud she is of her staff. I have the ability to surround myself with the most talented people available, she notes, explaining that she downplays her own travels because some of her staff have been to a whopping 95 countries and hosted nearly as many cruises, far surpassing her experiences. Even though she leaves the travel arrangements up to her staff now, Mr. Boyds calendar is full of appointments. Giving back is a full-time commitment, with her time split amongst various organizations, including the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club and Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, to name just a few. Over the years, her devotion to the community has garnered her much respect from her peers and has led to numerous honors, including Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Laureate in 1998 and a key to the city from Mayor Bill Barnett naming Feb. 10 Wilma Boyd Day. Im never happy standing still, she says. I like to make things happen. I dont like to watch thing happen. While her business and her charity work certainly keep her busy, Mrs. Boyd always makes time for family. She visits her four children, three of whom reside out of state, often. And during those rare down times, she dreams of her most favorite place in the world: Monte Carlo. Its so glamorous, she sighs. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 Kevin Moore, executive vice president and CFO of Rooney Holdings Inc. and president and chief operating officer of Manhattan Construction Group, has joined the board of directors of Bank of Florida Southwest. Mr. Moore has more than 22 years of financial and operational experience in the construction and aerospace industries. His experience includes leading acquisitions, divestitures and startup operations; spearheading business-process improvement initiatives; and overseeing investment functions, controllerships and information technology. Kim Ciccarelli Kantor, president of Ciccarelli Advisory Services Inc., attended the recent Top Independent Advisors Summit hosted by Barrons Magazine in Phoenix. Ms. Kantor was among 72 of the top independent financial advisors in the United States invited to the conference. Panel discussions and workshops explored issues of concern to advisors and their high-net-worth clients, including recalibrating asset allocation models, rethinking alternative investments and the changing regulatory landscape. Michael Conn has joined B-Squared Advertising as director of client services. Mr. Conn is responsible for incorporating new communication and customer acquisition strategies for clients, including mobile, Web, social networking and other alternative media. A native of Wayne, N.J., he earned his bachelors degree from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn., and has more than 22 years in sales and branding expertise. Prior to joining B-Squared, he was COO of Mobile Communication Pathways. Jason Brunetti has joined John Marazzi Nissan of Naples as sales manager. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Mr. Brunetti oversees the sales team and manages the dealerships mix of new and pre-owned auto inventory. Guillermo Will Barrios joined the dealership in March as a sales consultant and won Salesperson of the Month for April.ON THE MOVE Dr. Marco Alberts has joined CHS Healthcare as dental director. He previously was director of the Dental/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., and a clinical assistant professor in hospital dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He had a private practice in South Florida and also served as dental director at Manatee County Rural Health Services.Jane Purdy Berger, Fermin Diaz and John Fumagalli have joined the board of directors of the Naples Botanical Garden. Ms. Berger introduced the Hats in the Garden fundraiser six years ago. She has chaired events for Naples Community Foundation, Greater Naples Leadership, Naples Art Museum and Franklin Park Conservatory and Columbus Art Museum in Columbus, Ohio. She calls New York and Naples home. Mr. Diaz, president of WilsonMiller Inc., has more than 30 years of experience as a civil engineer. A graduate of Naples High School and longtime resident of Naples, he has served on the board of the Education Foundation of Collier County and the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Fumagalli is president and CEO for the Southwest Florida region of Northern Trust, NA. He serves on several other boards, including Naples Community Hospital Foundation, Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, the Collier County Advisory Board for Catholic Charities and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida has elected the following officers for the 2009-2010 term: President, J. Paul McGrath; president-elect and program chair, Jackie K. Hauserman; vice president and membership chair, Henri Dyner; secretary, Karen Butler-Thompson; treasurer, Susan Vareschi; and immediate past president, Ross Roberts. Newly appointed board members include: R. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 BUSINESS B5 that out of their psyche and things will move on. The NFIBs Mr. Dunkelberg is concerned about what can happen if the r word recession is unwittingly placed in the wrong hands. If you go back to September 2007, the last month in the third quarter that was a very strong quarter, he says. In the 100 interviews we took in, one in four small business owners thought the economy would be better later. At the end of that quarter, thats when (Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben) Bernanke said the r word and he made the first cut in the federal funds rate. Then in the fourth quarter, there was a huge reduction in spending. The (Gross Domestic Product) went from 4.8 percent to .5 percent in 90 days. Hiring plans, capital spending plans they all went into the tank. Mr. Dunkelberg adds, Expectations are important. If you tell everybody that recession is coming, the natural thing to do is to cut back on everything.Among the bestAt their Trek Bicycle Stores, Mr. and Ms. Du Bois weathered the downturn by focusing on ordering inventory for only core customers recreational cyclists and road cyclists. We arent trying to be everything to everybody anymore, Mr. Du Bois says. The economy, ultimately, has forced us to run a smarter business. The stores recently were ranked among the 100 best bicycle retailers in the nation by Boulder Sports Research, LLC. The couple plans to hire more people and are continuing to stock new inventory on a weekly basis. We could act in fear and say were going to keep our payroll and expenses down as much as possible, Mr. Du Bois says. But we have a conflict: If we dont have enough people, our customers dont have the level of service thats gotten us to where we are today. And thats something we wont stand for. Even though its a quiet economy, we stand where we are, with a team of great people. And just having that positive energy customers feed off that. Kathy Beller, who owns Beller Salon in South Fort Myers, agrees. Besides hiring a new hair stylist recently, she employs people to do nails, massages, facials, Botox injections and permanent makeup. If you focus on the negative, youll find more negative, she says. Ms. Beller polished the fingernails of one of her long-time clients, Elise Missall, last Thursday. Shes a survivor, said Ms. Missal, a former marketing manager at Edison Mall, where Ms. Beller once ran her shop. Shes been through some stuff. After more than a quarter century in the beauty business, Ms. Beller is keeping her chin up (and her hair perfect) in spite of the sagging economy. Some news stories indicate big banks are recovering, foreclosures have slowed and homebuyers are taking advantage of lower prices even as phrases like housing bust, credit crisis, economic downturn and The Great Recession are still making headlines. Im trying to keep everybody off the TVs so they dont see the bad news, Ms. Beller says. If everybody got more positive about life, more positive changes will come around. Economist Mr. Dunkelberg says we all can feel better knowing small business owners are taking a positive attitude, because they employ more than half of the private sector workforce in the United States, as well as produce about half the private sector Gross Domestic Product. They may be small, but theyre big when you add them all up, he says. Mr. Dunkelberg lives in Philadelphia and built a house in Cape Coral last year on waterfront property he has owned for more than a decade. 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You cant make something like a video with the intention of it being viral; it misses the point. But if you make something meaningful, that makes people want to pass it on. Mrs. Dobyns and Ms. Woolley say their clients are inquiring more about social media but are unsure of its benefits. After Mr. Shankmans presentation, Mrs. Dobyns said, she feels more comfortable answering their questions and alleviating their fears about it. It can be so overwhelming, Ms. Woolley said. You have to go out there (into the world of social media) with a purpose. To keep the conversation going in Naples, Ms. Woolley hosts a Coffee and Social Media gathering the second Tuesday of each month from 8-9 a.m. at Bad Ass Coffee on Naples Boulevard. This informal meeting is simply a place for those passionate about social media and those just discovering it to share their thoughts. Florida Weekly wants to know whats on the minds of men and women in the Naples business community. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 The Chamber Alliance and CIVIC, the Council for International Visitors in Collier, host Tarik Ayasun, a Turkish-born 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. www.napleschamber.org/events. The Naples Job Search Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 1, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Cheryl Lampard, founder and principal consultant of Style Matters International, will discuss perfecting your first impression. The free meeting is open to anyone whose position has been downsized. The Naples Small Business Networking Group will meet for dinner and networking at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, at Noodles Cafe and Sushi Bar, 1585 Pine Ridge Road. RSVP to Becky Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30. http://finance. groups.yahoo.com/group/naplessmallbiz/. Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Executive Club members will meet for networking from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, in the Sushi Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. www.napleschamber.org/events. The Zonta Club of Naples holds business luncheon meetings beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (next meeting June 2) at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. For reservations and more information, call Sally Sitta at 262-1283. 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. www. naplesgroup.net. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will present Finding the Brightside of Life at Work from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. HR and training specialist Libby Anderson will lead the session about brightsiding promoting optimism and fun and dealing with negativity in the workplace. Cost for chamber members is $5. www.napleschamber.org/events. YP Naples members are planning Music, Martinis and Mixing, a social gathering from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at M Waterfront Grill in Venetian Village. Bring a musical item for donation to the River Park Community Center for use in its summer programs for children (suggested items: drumsticks, recorders, tambourines, bells). www.ypnaples.com. 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 June 11) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 BUSINESS B7 Business After Hours with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce at The Fire Pit Project Innovation: It Pays to be Creative at Naples Beach Hotel Barry Nicholls, Len Eckert and Miranda Sharkey Beth Skotzke, Liz and Jeff Allbritten Holly and Bill Roberts Tracy Quick and Mike Roseman Jeanette Kiekbusch, Robin Listello and Ann Marie Israel Susan Savino and Reg Buxton Judy Lepar, Cat Foster and Scott Winston Richard Florida and Tammie NemecekNETWORKING MICHAEL DAVID / COURTESY PHOTOS PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 The CBIA Servpro Tournament at West Bay Winter Myers, Tom Maiale and Jason Fidurski Bill Wendle, Tom Lykos and Dave Arter Susie Sayger, Peggy and Rex Sims Mark Devisse, Seth Enlow, Phil Kape and Keoni Enlow Trish Leonard, Jane Martin and Russell Tuff Jonathan Hopkins and Ryan Lewis Ken Smith, Sterling Desorcy, Lanny Formaro and Jesse OlsoskyNETWORKING Small Business of the Year awards luncheonMELANIE GLISSON / FLORIDA WEEKLY MICHAEL DAVID / FLORIDA WEEKLYSee all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
Earl Frye has been inducted into the Naples Area Board of Realtors Hall of Fame. Mr. Frye moved to Naples in 1962 and joined NABOR and Wesley G. Downing Inc. Prior to that, he was associated with Howlett Realty in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Frye served as president of NABOR in 1969 and was on the board of managers for the joint venture in 1995 and 1996. Active in area civic and business organizations, he is the founding president of the Collier County Appraisal Society. He is a former trustee of Naples Community Hospital, chairman of the board of Citizens and Southern of Collier County, owner of 11 RE/ MAX franchises from Marco Island to Tampa, director of the Florida Association of Realtors and chairman of First National Bank of Collier County. He is Chairman Emeritus of Bank of Florida. He founded Downing-Frye & Associates in 1962 and was involved in developing a number of projects, including: Meridian, Pebble Shores, Wilderness Country Club, Bonita Beach Club, Commodore Club, Highlands Falls Country Club, River Oaks, Royal Poinciana Golf Club and Stow-Away Mini-Storage. Mr. Frye received the Realtor Emeritus designation from the National Association of Realtors in 2008. Eligibility for the Realtor Emeritus designation is membership in the National Association of Realtors for a cumulative period of 40 years. When he received the NABOR Lifetime Membership Award in 2000, thenpresident of NABOR, Mardi Moorman, said Mr. Fryes more than 37 years of membership is one of exemplary service, rare for its duration and its contribution. Lifetime Members are individuals who have made meaningful contributions to NABOR over a long span of membership and have retired from NABOR. NABOR is a far better organization for numbering you among the select few who have written significant chapters in its 50-year history. REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9NABOR inducts Earl Frye, 47-year member, into Hall of FameSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYTaylor Morrisons Annabella, a detached villa in the Vercelli neighborhood at Treviso Bay, offers all of the comfort and elegant appointments one might expect to find in a prestigious golf resort community. Interior designer Jessica Post of Design Group West has brought a magical touch to the 2,920-square-foot, threebedroom, 3 -bath model residence. For a grand first impression, the foyer has a 20-foot ceiling, forged iron chandelier and checkerboard marble inlay floor. The club-like library nearby has flooring of richly distressed walnut laid on the diagonal for an interesting angle. Ideal for entertaining, the Annabellas dining room has an under-counter wine chiller, bar sink and granite counter with raised panel maple cabinetry in a pecan finish. A turned leg with fluted detail sideboard with gold and black antiquing and an inlaid wooden top provides service for the room. The great room features a floor-to-ceiling entertainment center that holds flatscreen television. Twin velvet ottomans with nail-head trim complement a sofa in a neutral check fabric. The kitchen has granite counters and backsplash, raisedpanel maple cabinets with a pecan fin-Comfort, luxury reside side-by-side in Taylor Morrisons Annabella villaFRYE COURTESY PHOTOSThe Annabella was built by Taylor Morrison.The Annabella dining room has a checkerboard marble floor and an inlaid wood dining table.The great room easily accommodates a crowd but can also be an intimate retreat. 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A metal scrollwork chandelier distinguishes the informal dining area. Entrance to Treviso Bay is one mile east of St. Andrews Boulevard on U.S. 41. The community adjacent to the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will have approximately 1,200 residences upon completion. At its centerpiece is Southwest Floridas only PGA Tour Tournament Players Club golf course, which was designed by Arthur Hills. In addition to Taylor Morrison, builders in Treviso Bay include: R&D Companies, McGarvey Custom Homes, Gulfshore Homes and Harwick Homes. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of Treviso Bay. For more information, visit the sales center at 9004 Tamiami Trail East, call 643-1414 or visit www.trevisobay.com. Model showings are by appointment only.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 Beth Abraham (239) 206-6006Vineyards Resident New Home Specialistwww.vineyardsnaples.com VISTA POINTERegal mid-rise condominiums overlooking stunning golf course and lake views from the low$400,000s AVELLINO ISLESElegant two-and three-story coach homes surround a spectacular clubhouse from the$600,000s Golf Membership Included $35,000 Value The 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 206-0058 or e-mail email@example.com. -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, Call the CBIA at 436-3878 or visit www.cbia.net. CBIA announces upcoming workshopsR.J. McCormack Architect Inc., Facchina Construction of Florida and Herman Strackbein Construction have been chosen by The Park Shore Tower Condominium Association to complete restoration of the exterior wall system at the 21-story complex. The project includes removal and reinstallation of rooftop units, removal and installation of new HVAC stands per code, removal of the exterior building skin, windows and framings at exterior walls. New metal studs and wall sheathing, new windows and associated flashing will be installed. Completion is expected in December.Rick McCormack is the principal in charge, and Richard Miner is the project manager.Park Shore Tower is at 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Jean Sweet has been named broker of record for Toll Brothers Florida West Division. Ms. Sweet joined Toll Brothers in November 2007 as a sales manager in the sales and information center at Belle Lago, a community of estate homes and villas in Estero. She currently works at Firano at Naples, a community of single-family homes.Originally from New York State, Ms. Sweet has worked in real estate sales for more than a dozen years. She began her career with WCI Communities, working in Bay Colony, Pelican Sound and Tiburon. Since joining Toll Brothers, she has frequently been recognized as Sales Manager of the Month. She holds professional affiliations with the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors and the Womens Council of Realtors.In addition to Firano at Naples and Belle Lago, Toll Brothers Florida West Division includes The Reserve at Estero, a community of single-family homes. Park Shore Tower restoration under wayToll Brothers promotes Jean Sweet Laurie Bellico(239) 293-9389PA, MBA, Broker-Associate 3145 Crayton Road* 611 Park Shore Drive** Weve Got Everything on Your Checklist!www.LBellico.com/209011782 www.LBellico.com/209015442 West of 41 Location Walking Distance to the Beach Timeless Design with New Materials Highly Energy Efficient Hurricane Rated Windows Gas Heated Pool, Spa and Fire Pit Gourmet kitchen and SS Appliances Exceptional Flooring and Lighting Tongue and Grove Ceiling Summer Kitchen* Private Outdoor Living Space Prime Exposure & Bright Open Feel Tropical Landscape on Large LotEasy to Maintain Home with Extended WarrantyMoorings Beach Club Membership* Park Shore Beach Club Membership** Developer to Consider SFH Trades Simply p p y y y y CharmingPriced from $1,390,000
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premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM AQUALANE SHORES tWonderful, contemporary gourmet kitchen with center island. Bamboo ooring throughout, vaulted ceilings, replace, and tiled pool. $3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894AQUALANE SHORES tWide water views. Lot offers 265 of water frontage, 100 on Naples Bay and 155 deep into Egret Channel. Boathouse and cut-in slip. $4,550,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, six bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. $5,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741AQUALANE SHORES tViews of Naples Bay! No bridges to Gulf, 7,370+ total SF, ve bedrooms plus den, and media room. Pool, two boat lifts and 3-car garage. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 ROYAL HARBOR tBermuda-style 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath home. Coral stone replace, hazelnut wood oors, and elevator. Heated pool. $2,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231ROYAL HARBOR tBrand new! Open oor plan, over 6,000 total sq. ft., four bedrooms plus den, a 2-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $2,695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded/remodeled in 1995 with three bedrooms plus ofce. Pool/spa and summer kitchen, 660 SF boat house. $2,950,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080WINDSTAR tArchitectural gem with four bedrooms plus den. Balconies and terraces off several rooms, 70 boat dock and Gulf access in minutes. $2,995,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool. $1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES tTropical gardens, Koi pond and Balinese orchid house grace the grounds. Fourth bedroom has outside access. $1,750,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678OLD NAPLES tStructure in National Register Historic District. Twostory cottage; heart pine oors, and guest house. $1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES 625 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM tRarely available penthouse. Wood and marble ooring, marble baths, volume ceilings. Building with 24-hour security. $1,839,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES tRoomy, nicely updated three bedroom, three bath home with writers retreat. Pool/spa area, and replace. Open air balcony. $1,975,000 | Karen Coney Coplin/Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA tUpdates include faux paint, hand rubbed finishes and built-ins. Elevator. Plunge pool, outdoor kitchen and fireplace. $2,150,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES tNew waterfront home with direct Naples Bay and Gulf access. Three bedrooms plus den, pool/spa, 3-car garage, 58 dock. $1,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES tFlorida cottage offers 3 bedrooms plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach. $1,625,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES tA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is. $1,650,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529OLD NAPLES tPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house. $1,700,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES VARESE t #1601 Custom, like new 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal. $929,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949 OLD NAPLES tThree bedroom plus den. Poolside cabana. Granite, marble, Brazilian cherry wood oors, 2-car garage. Pet friendly. $899,000 | Tom McCarthy/Isabelle Edwards | 434-2424NAPLES BOAT CLUB 909 10th Street South BS #27Full service marina with a full service fuel dock; Chickee bar and pool. Dock #27 will accommodate 61 FT overall length.$425,000 | Michael McCumber | 777-9029NAPLES BAY RESORT 1480 5th Avenue South BS #B-43What a value for a 40 dock! Marina with hotel and shops, Yacht Club, and Private Club with spa. No bridges to the Gulf.$295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Single Family Homes 2035 Wahoo CourtOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances.$1,699,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-09491303 Cobia Court4,600+ total SF and 4 bedrooms. 142 of seawall, large dock and 2-boat lifts. Direct access to the Gulf (no bridges).$1,200,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-40801244 Cobia CourtOne of the best waterway locations in Royal Harbor. Very quiet. Very livable three bedroom. Pool. Dock, on 67 seawall.$895,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Lots 1571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard.$699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1200 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654SANDPIPER BAY CLUB 3011 Sandpiper Bay Circle #205Overlooking a lush, tropical nature preserve. Only minutes to downtown Naples and Gulf beaches! Updated kitchen.$185,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 Single Family Homes 2211 Forrest LaneCypress walls, 3 bedrooms, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water.$3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-45292020 8th Street SouthApproximately 167 of waterfront! 58x195x167x136 site with cut-in boat slip. Direct Gulf access. Older home on property.$2,895,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231725 18th Avenue SouthTotally renovated, 2 bedroom canal front home. Over 2,550 total SF, bamboo oors, granite countertops, generator.$1,795,000 | Mary Johnson | 594-94461700 3rd Street SouthWell-located and updated 3 bedroom cottage 3 blocks to the beach. Deep lot (165). Large pool deck. Furnished.$1,600,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Condominiums/Villas AQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished.$799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Lots 815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approximately 80 dock, covered slip and boat house.$2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Condominiums/Villas CHATHAM PLACE 350 8th Avenue South #9Three-story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Private splash pool, 2-car garage. Saturnia marble oors, high ceilings.$1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424LAS DUNAS 212 4th Street SouthThree blocks to beach. Townhome with 4 bedrooms, study,3 baths, gourmet kitchen, private courtyard with pool.$1,550,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474SHADOWMOSS 350 3rd Avenue SouthThis 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler.$1,195,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street SouthOver 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach.$1,099,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231COLONNADE ON 5TH 631 6th Avenue SouthSpacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, builtin wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows.$999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #314This tropical luxury resort is nestled in a waterfront setting on Naples Bay. Southern exposure with marina view.$769,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #322Owners may choose to occupy alternate months with remaining time generating (optional) income! Two bedrooms, 2 baths.$685,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879NAPLES BAY RESORTTHE COTTAGES 985 Sandpiper Street #I-102Tastefully turnkey furnished 1st oor cottage home. Granite tops, jetted whirlpool tub. Membership privileges.$650,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976THE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy.$499,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 965 Sandpiper St. #J-104Fully furnished with the developer luxury hotel-style rental package. Includes one time membership fee ($30,000).$469,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed.$399,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd Street South #204Beautifully renovated, turnkey furnished 2 bedroom. New appliances, tile, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry! Walk to beach.$398,000 | Mary Yon | 572-3274BEAUMER 803 River Point Drive #307-BTotally and beautifully updated two bedroom furnished residence. Awesome kitchen, tile oors, and updated bathroom.$299,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203TOWN MANOR 1021 3rd Street South #104Walk to beach, dining and shops. Bright corner 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1st oor residence. Co-op with land lease. Turnkey furnished.$265,000 | Judy Perry/Penny Lyle | 261-6161 VILLAGE GREEN EVERGLADES CLUB 661 12th Ave. S. #661Two bedroom, 1.5 bath residence situated close to downtown historic Old Naples. Turnkey furnished. 55+.$189,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080SEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60-foot nger prier. Walk to downtown.$425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654MARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright and light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den with double garage and lanai.$409,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES tLuxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-211 Distinct 3BR with A/C 2-car garage, 97-slip marina with charter boat services. $1,845,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3BR/3.5BA. Private elevator, 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/T ade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3BR/3.5BA waterfront home. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3BRs/3.5BAs, marble entry wood oors, 10 ceilings. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-209 Custom villa. W ood ooring, chiseled marble, replace, 3BRs plus den. $1,995,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-201 Custom-painted 3BR plus den, 3.5BA spacious oor plan. Marble and wood oors. $2,750,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 WINDSTAR ROYALHARBOR AQUALANESHORES ROYALHARBORAREA OLDNAPLESNAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #244Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month.$895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #342Top oor 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa suite with southern exposure. Private corner porch with marina view. Turnkey furnished.$785,000 | Michelle Thomas/Cathy Owen | 642-2222 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#2304 Very stylish and well-maintained 2 bedroom. Offered furnished. $499,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #2202 T wo bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $435,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. T en-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $525,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. T urnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 #4401 Sophisticated residence with granite, stainless appliances, and wood oors. $395,000 | Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 #5504 Stunning residence with furnishings, crown moulding and lovely sunsets from the west facing lanai. $594,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 OLDNAPLES Condominiums/Villas OLDNAPLES751 11th Avenue SouthAmazing centrally located residential lot in the heart of Old Naples. Lot size 67x 150 with alley access!$850,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 Lots/Boat Slips 195 Central AvenueOnly 1.5 blocks to beach and a short stroll to 5th Ave. shopping and dining. Lot is 76 X 150 with a total of 11,500 SF.$1,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM 15TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! Four bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace and pool/spa. $3,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PAR LAVILLE tMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches. $3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-074120THAVENUESOUTH tOne block to the beach! Built in 2008. Over 5,300 A/C SF, four bedrooms plus den and bonus lounge. Heated pool and spa. $4,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231GULFSHORE BLVD.SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 GARDENTERRACE tElegant and innovative new construction on a beautiful street. Steps from the beach. Private outdoor pool and spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741CENTRAL AVENUE tTo-be-built home by one of the Premier builders in the area. Four bedrooms plus den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage, heated pool/spa. $2,995,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423114TH AVENUE SOUTH tExquisite 2-story, four bedroom with den/ofce boasts 4,110 SF A/C. Quality craftsmanship throughout. Summer kitchen. $3,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894GORDONDRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,495,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 SANDY CAY tClose to beach and 5th Avenue shops. Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with family room, private elevator, replace, and built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424CENTRAL AVENUE tTotally renovated. French limestone oors, kitchen and bathrooms feature marble and onyx tops. Security system and pool. $2,695,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-56782ND AVENUE SOUTH tSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, and summer kitchen. $2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-074114TH AVENUE SOUTH tQuality built four bedroom plus den. Covered outdoor living area with replace, hardwood oors throughout and gourmet kitchen. $2,799,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329 RIDGE LAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond. $1,999,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741VILLASESCALANTE t#C -6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420RIDGELAKE tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, 3 bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091GULF SHOREBLVD. NORTH tOver acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing 3 bedroom cottage surrounded by landscaping. $2,395,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584 7THSTREET SOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak oors, 3 bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894RIDGE LAKE tSophisticated cottage with guest house, lakefront setting, coral oors, replace, walls of glass, close to beach. $1,795,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-909114TH AVENUE SOUTH tGulf, beaches, sunsets, and Pier are just steps away. Lofted, paneled ceilings, open decks, 3 bedrooms and 4 baths. $1,880,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235BEACH BUNGALOWS tIn the center of downtown, this villa has over 2,500 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths. Heated pool. $1,990,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663 SUNTIDEONTENTH tLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor. $675,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894BOUGAINVILLEA ROAD tLakefront setting. Sunny 3 bedroom, 3 bath has tropical gardens, pool/spa; separate entrance to in-law suite. $1,040,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-12359TH AVENUE SOUTH tCharming 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage. Granite, faux nishes, hand-painted murals, open heated tropical pool. $1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423113TH AVENUE SOUTH tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,495,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Single Family Homes 244 4th AvenueNorthCustom-built, decorated and fully furnished. Just 2 blocks to beaches. Over 4,700 SF of living area; 5 bedrooms plus den.$3,595,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231520 9th AvenueSouthInspired by Addison Mizner design, 3 bedroom plus den, 4 bath home being built. Cypress ceiling, stone, pool/spa.$2,494,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741483 Palm Circle WestCustom-built home with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool.$1,949,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/Villas CHATHAM PLACE 338 8th AvenueSouth #5This 4,000+ total SF, 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath offers luxury living on 3 levels. Three blocks to the beach.$1,984,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420CATELENA 306 6th AvenueSouthLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed.$1,390,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLASVERONA 259 4th AvenueSouth #103Two blocks to the beach and 1 block to 5th Ave. S. Two bedrooms plus den, private heated pool/spa and 2 lanai areas.$1,350,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231780 FIFTHAVENUESOUTH CONDOMINIUM 780 5th Ave. S. #307This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished.$975,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161PETTITSQUARE 292 14th AvenueSouth #FThe only 3 bedroom! Extremely private with 2 western balconies overlooking a lush garden. Approximately 1,640 total SF.$889,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091VILLAS RAVELLO 842 9th AvenueSouth #105Private tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, 2 bedrooms plus den. Walk to 5th Ave.$795,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513TIFFANY COURT 1071 8th StreetSouth #202Second oor, 3 bedroom to include new carpet, crown mouldings and baseboards. Bathrooms updated with tile and marble.$699,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513 Lots 175South Lake DriveSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering.$3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119658 3rd AvenueSouthVacant and ready to develop up to six residential condominiums in Old Naples. West of 41 and ve blocks from the beach.$2,950,000 | Mark/Laura Maran $2,499,000 | 777-3301115 5th AvenueSouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation.$2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-6342LUXURY BEACHFRONT LIVING Condominiums/Villas 205South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Ave S and 3rd St. S.$2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089481 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. One block to Gulf. Plans for a 4 bedroom Stofft Cooney design available.$2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 PARK SHORE LE CIEL VENETIANTOWER t#PH-104 Prime beachfront penthouse with glass walls and sliders for the epitome of views of the beach. Offered furnished. $2,595,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080MOORINGS SANCERRE t#203 Beachfront living and ve-star amenities. Offering 4,908 total SF, polished marble grand salon with replace. $3,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VANDERBILT BEACH THEVANDERBILT t#PH-02 Views of Gulf, waterways and all the way to Sanibel. Rooftop patio w/spa, outdoor movie theater and summer kitchen. $3,800,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731PARKSHORE LE RIVAGE t#11N Savor Explosive Views! Professionally designed and encompasses 6,500+ SF. Four bedroom suites! Directly on the beach. $6,500,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 COQUINASANDS LAURENTIANS t#3A Unequaled views of sand, surf and sunsets. Top-of-the-line stainless appliances, granite counters. Sun-lled living. $2,150,000 Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161MOORINGS BILLOWS t#9 Relax and enjoy views of Gulf from this 1st oor, two bedroom, two bath beach cottage. New windows open to allow in breezes. $995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE II t#505 Preferred three bedroom corner residence with wraparound vistas of Gulf. New A/C system and electric hurricane shutters. $1,450,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562BAY COLONY CONTESSA t#603 BEACHFRONT Exquisitely remodeled three bedroom, three bath. Gulf views! Convertible Jaguar INCLUDED if under contract by 7/1/09. $2,295,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 2118 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7865 Cocobay Drive $1,749,000 Premier Properties Linda Piatt 269-2322 >$2,000,00019 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting just over $2.1 million Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 20 MOORINGS 710 Riviera Drive $2,275,000 Premier Properties Ty Smith 398-9517 21 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 CALL AGENT FOR ACCESS22 GREY OAKS 1655 Chinaberry Court $2,675,000 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 PORT ROYAL 2607 Half Moon Walk $2,945,000 Premier Properties Randy Wilson 450-9091 25 COQUINA SANDS 500 Yucca Road $2,950,000 Premier Properties Kevin Wood 213-8386 26 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio Way $2,995,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 >$3,000,00027 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$4,000,00028 PINE RIDGE 423 Ridge Court $4,400,000 Premier Properties Dave/ Ann Renner 7 84-5552 >$5,000,00029 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 30 PORT ROYAL 4233 Gordon Drive $5,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$10,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $10,900,000 Premier Properties Mitch Williams 370-8879 Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$300,0001 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>$400,0002 LEMURIA 7168 Lemuria Circle #1701 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-43 MOORINGS HARBORSIDE GARDENS 3400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #M6 $469,000 Premier Properties Keith Alexander 250-5156 >$500,0004 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 >600,0005 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. 12-56 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-57 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $649,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 >$700,0008 MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 $729,900 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 9 MOORINGS LUCERNE 3100 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #502 $795,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 10 MOORINGS 2338 Beacon Lane $799,000 Premier Properties Virginia Wilson 450-9091>$800,00011 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2048 Imperial Circle $849,000 Premier Properties Dina L. Moon 370-1252 12 MOORINGS 1947 Crayton Road $899,900 John R Wood Realtors Margaret Hutchison 239-272-7000 >$900,00013 SEAGATE 5133 Seahorse Avenue $960,000 Premier Properties Lodge McKee 434-2424 14 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 $995,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 >$1,000,00015 PELICAN MARSH GABLES 1004 Spanish Moss Trail $1,199,000 Premier Properties Ray Couret 293-5899 16 KENSINGTON 5212 Old Gallows Way $1,475,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-742017 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,565,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM MARCO ISLAND & SURROUNDS SEA DUNE LANE tSpacious beachfront estate home built in 2003 with 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 halfbaths and 9,200 SF. Exceptional views of Gulf. $10,800,000 Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SHORES COURT tBreathtaking panorama, 691 of direct access-protected water frontage, 6 bedroom suites, boat lifts. Furnished. $9,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBAS COURT tSlocum-Christian, waterfront home with 243 ft. of direct access water frontage. Great docking facility. Furnished. $9,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 ROYAL MARCO WAY tExquisitely furnished. Rare beachfront home, 6 bedrooms, 8,894 SF under air. A Christies Great Estates Property. $9,400,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SEA DUNE LANE tCustom-built modern architectural masterpiece with 152 on pristine beach. Luxury appointments abound. FURNISHED. $5,700,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBAS DRIVE tOne of the best tip locations with 197 of direct access water frontage. Wide water views of the 10,000 Islands. $2,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBAS COURT tSouthern exposure grand estate home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Completely remodeled in 2006. Turnkey furnished. $2,999,000 | 642-2222 CONOVERCOURT tIncredible quality & attention to detail in this estate home. Furnishings negotiable. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,999,000 Laura Adams/Chris Adams | 404-4766 SANMARCOROAD tCustom-built home with in walking distance to Residents Beach. Six bedrooms, dock/lift and spacious lanai. Views of the bay. $2,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 MIMOSA COURT tThis price reects $1,000,000 under the cost to construct. 100% generator power; 4 bedrooms, 3-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,295,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 Condominiums/Villas SANDCASTLEII 816 HideawayCircleEast #232Top oor 3 bedroom penthouse with Southern exposure and golf views. Spacious lanai and covered parking. Furnished. $649,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133580HammockCourtBeautiful key lot home built by Slocum and Christian. Southwest exposure with 167 ft. of waterfront and Bay views.$2,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133660CenturyCourtIncredible tip lot home with views of Smokehouse Bay; 169 feet of water frontage with 15,000 lb. boat lift and dock.$1,760,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133461 Gray CourtGreat 4 bedroom, 4 full & 2 half bath home. Pool, water views, 3-car garage, granite counters, 12,000 lb. lift. Furnished. $1,699,000 | 642-22221193 WinterberyLaneNew model home. Tray ceilings, stone ooring, innity-edge pool, direct access. To be completed late Fall .$1,680,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491433AdirondackCourtTuscany style 2-story furnished home. Peruvian marble and stone, walnut ooring, glass tiled pool, spa, waterfall.$1,599,000 | 642-2222788HullCourtKey lot with 155 of water footage. Unobstructed views of Smokehouse Bay. Charming 3 bedroom. Rental potential.$1,599,000 | 642-2222350MeadowlarkCourtThree bedroom plus study, 3 bath home. Great room design, 13 tray ceiling, crown moulding. Pool/spa and summer kitchen.$1,550,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545HIDEAWAYBEACH 854 WestHideawayCircleCustom home has private loft-style masters quarters with study and balcony. Spa, negative-edge water. Elevator.$1,495,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133720SouthBarfieldDriveBeautiful inland home on an oversized homesite. Great oor plan, hurricane shutters plus an open lanai with pool/spa.$1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH 394 Gumbo LimboLaneBuilt in 2004, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, elevator, huge cedar walk-in closet & wood ooring. Pool/spa, outdoor kitchen/grill.$1,359,000 | 642-2222950SnowberryCourtCustom built home on a corner lot featuring 3 bedrooms, den and 2.5 baths. Great oor plan with upgrades, pool and deeded dock.$1,275,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222HIDEAWAYBEACH 871 SeaDuneLaneBright, exquisite home boasts a built-in pool and spa. Pickled red cedar ceilings, replace, 2nd oor loft.$1,260,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331261LaurelCourtDirect access and beautiful views! New home by Marco River with great room plan, 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths and Viking appliances.$1,195,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545658BambooCourtElegant home has vaulted ceilings and gas replace. Outdoor kitchen and expansive water frontage. Quick access to Gulf.$1,190,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491460 Pheasant CourtThree bedroom plus den pool home. Quick out to Roberts Bay. Custom-built, Venetian plaster walls, mahogany oors.$1,190,000 | 642-2222499AdirondackCourtPanoramic views of Marco and 169 of waterfront from this furnished home with Gulf access. Beamed ceilings and replace.$1,150,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133113 Greenview StreetTwo-story home with 4+ bedrooms, custom ceilings and cabinetry, 12,000 lb. boat lift with sun deck, and heated pool.$1,145,000 | Chris Adams/Laura Adams | 404-5130930InletDriveEastElegant and spacious estate home is beautifully decorated and furnished turnkey. Waterfall in pool area and 3-car garage.$999,000 | 642-22221124 WhiteheartCourtGreat open oor plan with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Outdoor kitchen, Jenn-Air grill, screened pool. Dock with lift.$925,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-06851131 Vernon PlaceOld Florida style home with quick direct access and 160 of waterfront, large wraparound verandas, new oors and paint.$899,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545171 Geranium CourtCustom built 3 bedroom plus den, 2 bath. Screened lanai, heated pool and spa. Quick, direct Gulf access from dock with lift!$895,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-95451160 LudlamCourtWell-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Direct access to Pass & Gulf. Updated kitchen, dock with lift for 12,000 lb. boat.$895,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 Single Family Homes 243SeahorseCourtA home sitting on a tip lot with beautiful landscaping with wide waterway views, 40 ft. dock, and 14,000 lb. lift.$795,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133ESTATES 1036 EastInletDriveOffering 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, volume ceilings, crown mouldings, spacious oor plan/lanai area and much more.$775,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331657SanMarcoRoadSouthern exposure and wide water views from this beautifully updated 3 bedroom with new pool cage, new dock & lift.$765,000 | Elizabeth Summers | 269-42301771HummingbirdCourtQuick river access from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with granite counters, stainless appliances and gorgeous furnishings. $749,000 | 642-2222165 Kirkwood StreetOver 3,600 SF living area, two-story, 6 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Large 2nd oor playroom. Corner lot, circular drive.$739,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130741HollyCourtSouthern exposure 4 bedroom with oversized 3-car garage. Heated pool with Olympic swimmer jet. Wide water views.$725,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685901MapleAvenueSteps from beach! Great family or vacation home; 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Expansive pool deck on oversized lot.$699,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130951IronwoodCourtTwo blocks to beach! Gourmet kitchen, faux painting. Custom pool, 12 ceilings, tray ceilings, granite, fountain.$695,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491355MarquesasCourtLovely 3 bedroom plus den/4th bedroom totally updated in 2007 with 2,689+ total SF. Large pool & dock with 12,000 lb. lift.$689,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPEMARCO COZUMEL 960 CapeMarcoDrive #1601Unparalleled views of Crescent Beach, 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass! Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished.$1,980,000 | 642-2222HIDEAWAYBEACH ROYALMARCO POINTII 4000RoyalMarcoWay #526Beautifully upgraded front residence with panoramic views of beach/Gulf. Shows like a model! Decorator furnished.$1,880,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH ROYALMARCO POINTI 3000RoyalMarcoWay #PH-LLavishly appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath penthouse. Marble ooring, columns, crown mouldings, plantation shutters. Gulf views.$1,490,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CAPEMARCO COZUMEL 980 CapeMarcoDrive #1906Absolutely stunning beachfront residence. Spacious 3 bedroom beautifully furnished. Marble ooring and crown mouldings.$1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH ROYALMARCO POINTI 2000RoyalMarcoWay #PH-EPenthouse with Gulf view and private elevator. Vaulted living and dining areas, plus glass-enclosed lanai.$1,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MONTERREY 980 CapeMarcoDrive #1605Truly, one of the best views at Monterrey. Beautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Beach access, tness center & pier.$1,199,000 | 642-2222HIDEAWAYBEACH ROYALMARCO POINTI 3000RoyalMarcoWay #PH-QSeventh oor beachfront wraparound penthouse with panoramic views of the Gulf, river and sunsets.$1,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CHALETOFMARCOISLAND 520 S.CollierBlvd. #201Rare front residence, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, furnished. Fabulous views of the Gulf and beautiful Crescent Beach.$995,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130MARBELLECLUB 840 S.CollierBlvd. #705Beautiful views from this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence on the beach. Great parking and storage space.$899,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130SOMERSET 780 S.CollierBlvd. #303Panoramic views of beautiful crescent shaped beach from spacious and elegant residence. Weekly rentals allowed.$789,000 | 642-2222SHIPPSLANDINGIII 1100 S.CollierBlvd. #1121Gulf views from this furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Southwestern exposure. No bridge to Gulf of Mexico.$750,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685MARCOBEACHOCEANRESORT 480 S.CollierBlvd. #501Private courtyard, updated end 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. Professionally decorated, marble ooring.$720,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222DUCHESS 220 S.CollierBlvd. #DDetached beachfront villa. Enjoy Gulf/beach views. Gorgeous renovations: granite, custom cabinetry and new ooring.$689,000 | 642-2222SANDCASTLEII 720 S.CollierBlvd. #106Tasteful beachfront condominium with Gulf views! Redesigned kitchen, new ooring, new tile and wraparound balcony.$649,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SEAWINDS 890 S.CollierBlvd. #906Gorgeous views of the Gulf and the entire beach are enjoyed from this turnkey furnished beachfront retreat.$599,000 | 642-2222VILLADELMARE 816 WestElkcamCircle #301Totally remodeled! Bay views! Tile on the diagonal, crown moulding, and tray ceiling. Quick boating to Marco River.$585,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491SHIPPSLANDINGI 1080 S.CollierBlvd. #108Panoramic views of 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass from the entire living area. Steps to pool and private beach area.$579,000 | 642-2222SHIPPSLANDINGI 1080 S.CollierBlvd. #107Panoramic views of the 10,000 Islands and Caxambas Pass! Two bedroom, 2 bath and over 1,630 total SF.$569,000 | 642-2222SEAWINDS 890 S.CollierBlvd. #1705Enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico and the entire beach from this turnkey furnished beachfront retreat.$539,000 | 642-2222SOUTHSEASTOWERIV 440 SeaviewCourt #601Gulf sunsets and panoramic views of Tigertail Beach. Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with new A/C and updated kitchen.$539,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545961CollierCourt #305Remodeled, turnkey furnished 3 bedroom retreat. Two large terraces. Rooftop garden, bayside pool, walk to beach.$519,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545540SouthBarfieldDriveThis is one of the largest estate lots on beautiful Roberts Bay. Direct Gulf access homesite, SW views. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,999,000 | Chris Adams/Laura Adams | 404-5130 KEYMARCO 786 WhiskeyCreekDrivePreserve views from this 3,000+ SF A/C, 3 bedroom plus den, large lanai with pool/spa. Three-car garage. Direct access.NOW $800,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 REDUCEDTHE PRINCE 176 SouthS.CollierBlvd. #1007Beautifully decorated condominium with Gulf views and numerous upgrades. Faux painting, granite, stainless and more.NOW $949,000 | Natalie Kirstein/L Meade | 784-0491 REDUCEDTHE PRINCE 176 S.CollierBlvd. #1005Gulf and pool views from this south side 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Granite counters and new appliances in kitchen. NOW $925,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 REDUCED Lots & Acreage BARFIELDDRIVESOUTH tViews of Caxambas Pass! Four bedroom pool home with 80 dock and 16,000 lb. lift. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 COPELAND DRIVE WEST tBig view, tip lot location with 242 feet of direct access water frontage. Very spacious, 5 bedroom, livable home. $3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBASCOURT tGulf and Caxambas Pass views. Spacious 4 bedroom with 3,600 SF of living area. Offered at lot value. Dock included. $3,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #2107 Stunning 3 bedroom. Over 3,840 A/C SF. Furnished. $2,298,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 #1108 Grand 4 bedroom. Marble ooring, gourmet kitchen and replace. $2,190,000 | 642-2222 #PH-2102 Decorator nished, 4 bedrooms and over 4,765 SF $3,250,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 #1803 Turnkey furnished, beautifully appointed, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. $1,699,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685CAPEMARCO BELIZE tSpectacular views of the Gulf and 10,000 Islands from these exceptional residences. Tennis, tness center, theatre and more. On the southern most tip of Marco Island. #1806 Estate sized 3 bedroom. Built-in bar, elegant oors. $1,899,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 #2105 Beautiful dream home in the sky 3,600+ A/C SF Three bedrooms. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,075,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #403 Furnished 3 bedroom. 3,320+ total SF. $1,595,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222 SEABREEZE DRIVE tSpacious 3 bedroom beachfront home with pool/spa. Multi-level balconies, oor-toceiling windows and plantation shutters. $4,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 BLUEHILL CREEKDRIVE tFinest in luxury living! Exquisite nishes, 3 guest suites, private master suite. Quick Gulf access. A Christies Great Estates Property. $4,695,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 SOLANACOURT tMajestic custom home with spectacular panoramic views of Smokehouse Bay. Featuring 5 bedroom suites plus a study. $3,695,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545 #102 Oversized terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $2,599,999 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 #606 Professionally decorated 2,974 SF residence. Furnished. $1,695,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #206 Beachfront 2 bedroom residence with front and rear balconies. $1,225,000 | 642-2222 #501 Beautifully furnished and appointed 3 bedroom corner residence. $1,890,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #1405 T wo expansive, private terraces, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. $2,299,000 | 642-2222MADEIRA t350 S. Collier Blvd. Unequalled amenities in a world-class, brand new beachfront setting. #PH201 Boasts 7,414 SF & Gulf & Beach views. A Christies Great Estates Property. $6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #PH202 Outstanding with over 6,500 A/C SF and 2,140 SF of multiple terraces. $7,495,000 Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545HIDEAWAYBEACH 616 WatersideDriveViews of Gulf, skyline and beach. Custom 3-story Eastwood-built home with 3,000+ SF, elevator and rooftop sundeck.$1,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 ISLESOFCAPRI tNew Mediterranean masterpiece situated on a waterfront lot. Spacious 3-story, 4 bedroom plus den pool home with elevator. $1,950,000 Kathie Fahringer | 642-2222 CAPEMARCO VERACRUZ #1105 tSpectacular sunset beach views. Decorator nished, inlaid tile design, replace accents and crown moulding. $1,850,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 THEESPLANADE tEnjoy this outstanding waterfront address. Unrivaled coastal Italian architecture with ne restaurants, world-class shops, waterfront promenade and a direct Gulf access marina.II #204 Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished with 3 bedrooms. $849,000 | 642-2222 III #205 -T wo bedroom bayside! Furnished. T wo balconies. $650,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 I #204 New tile throughout this 3 bedroom, 3 bath with crown moulding. $895,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 I #PH-602 Unparalleled views of Smokehouse Bay & the Gulf! Four bedrooms. $1,999,000 | 642-2222 II #301 T urnkey furnished! Incredible Smokehouse Bay views, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $995,000 | 642-2222 II #202 Wide bay views! Elegant furnishings. Three bedrooms, 3 baths $995,000 | 642-2222 I #303 Tommy Bahama motif, 3 bedroom, 3 bath. $1,100,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 III #208 Gorgeous 3 bedroom. Outstanding wide water views. Furnished. $839,000 | 642-2222 MADEIRA tSituated along Crescent Beach, Madeira embraces pretty panoramas. Amenities invigorate mind, body and spirit. FROM $1,547,000 | Laura Adams | 404-4766 Single Family Homes Condominiums/Villas
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Cheers to South Africa Florida Weekly test panel samples six fine wines. C22 Not worth itFilm critic Dan Hudak says new Night at the Museum is a bit of a letdown. C11 One big party, Bipolar Man takes a rowdy, irreverent romp around mental health Guy Richards is an impressionist, gymnast, boxer, diver, swimmer, skater, archer, stuntman and dancer. Hes also bipolar. And hes very, very funny. Mr. Richards refers to touring his Bipolar Man Comedy Show from Palm Beach to New York as taking my illness and bring it into a brighter light. Still, he defers to the talent of his father, Sal Richards, an anchor in the industry. Im his sidekick, actually, he says. The father/son team appeared together on Broadway and toured in an original show, Like Father Like Son. In Bipolar Man, however, Sal Richards opens for Guy. This is the first time in our family history that my dad is in front of me, the younger Mr. Richards says. Hes earned his right to be the star. Bipolar Man is comprised of an assortment of comedy, impressions, characterization, audience participation, jazz and dance. Im one big party, Mr. Richards says. My show is different every time. I mix itSEE BIPOLAR, C8 Thursday on Third See who came out for a night on the town and more fun. C19, 20 & 21 Guy Richards SEE FLORIDA, C4 BY KATHY GREY__________________________kgrey@ oridaweekly.com Shirley Valentine at Florida Rep May 29-June 7if you go:SEE FACES, C4 The many faces of Lisa MORGANensd fasfads f as fasd fasdfasdfsadfsadfsdfasdfs adf sfdsfd Right, Lisa Morgan as Sister Aloysius in Doubt. Above, Ms. Morgan as Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa.BY NANCY STETSON_____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comUSED TO THINK LISA MORGAN was a great actress. But now Im working on another theory. Maybe shes part chameleon. Or maybe shes one of those shape-shifters you see in science fiction films and TV shows you know, aliens who can somehow instantly metamorphose into other beings. Because its uncanny the way she totally transforms into widely varied characters: full, complete, three-dimensional people, each incredibly different from the others. Last season at Florida Repertory Theatre, for example, Ms. Morgan played Sister Aloysius in Doubt, a harsh, unyielding nun on a witchhunt to have a priest removed from the school. Earlier in the RepsI Its a grand old flag, still Patriotic Pops prompts Peg Longstreth to recall Memorial Days past. C8 Itdldfl t i l l
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 On a recent trip to Rome, a city where art and sensuality saturate the air the way humidity soaks our own, I stumbled upon a piece of unexpected wisdom. Crossing a stone bridge that spanned the green waters of the Tiber, I passed two young American men, the kind with hair cranked up in tufts like they just rolled out of bed who sport T-shirts with slogans like, Save water, drink beer. The shorter one was pontificating to his friend. The girls here... He waved his hands vaguely in the air, searching for the right term. Theyre different. A Japanese couple passed between us, snapping photographs of the flowing river below, and I missed his next sentence. I picked up the conversation again at, In Vegas, theyre just so... Another pause. Plastic, he finished. Well done, my young friend, I thought. I had been noticing the same thing. If not in the women on the street (I saved my ogling for the men), then in the statues at the museums and on the frescoes covering palace walls. I would nod to myself as I looked upon those fleshy female figures with their heavy thighs and curved stomachs. This is what a woman is supposed to When in Rome, one must admire Italys bella forma SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com est work the sculpted David is the definition of masculinity. On a day trip to Florence, the great statue and I came face-to-face (and faceto-chiseled abs, face-to-rippling biceps, face-to-firm butt cheeks). Let me say this: The David gave me chills, with his furrowed brow and muscular detail so real I swore he breathed. But the most impressive part was, ahem, much more profane (and profound). With inspiration like this, its no wonder Italy has mastered the beautiful form in paint, in stone, and most importantly in flesh. the great statue and I came face-to-face (and face-to-chiseled abs, face-to-rippling biceps, face-to-firm butt cheeks).... Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org look like, I thought. In fact, the statues and paintings looked like the women I know all soft arms and rounded bellies, with real bosoms and full backs. In the Renaissance artwork and the older, classical pieces, nowhere did I see a hint of the Hollywood ideal, those rock-hard abs and scrawny arms so unnatural to the female form. Absent, too, were the giant silicone boobs popularized by modern, lesser masters (Hugh Hefner and his flock of sad-souled bunnies comes to mind). If the women were more natural and less idyllic or, rather, the ideal of a different time then the men of Rome in art and on the streets were something else entirely. And by something else, I mean perfection personified. I caught glimpses of dark-haired Adonises crossing streets and sipping espresso. They boasted Patrician noses and fine figures and carried themselves with a European grace. The boyish waiter at our neighborhood pizzeria, the blue-eyed electrician who came to fix our hot water heater, even the taxi drivers with their reckless steering and stereotypically Italian lead feet all of them were gorgeous. Of course, in Italy, the bar for men has been set high for centuries. Michelangelo is said to have believed the male form superior to the female figure, even using male models for his female subjects (check out the stocky Sybils on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel). His greate st w def i O stat u t oc fac e th is f ur r r e al im p p ro f W der for m imp t I (a a b d f 239.597.75001485 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL Closed Mondays. $5 off expires 06-18-09
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 season this year, she performed as Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa. As an earthy Irish woman always ready with a quip, at one point she let loose with a shriek, slapped flour on her face, hiked up her skirt and proceeded to lead her sisters in a wild, uninhibited dance. Those attending Doubt had difficulty matching up the photo in the program with the woman on stage. And many who saw both Doubt and Dancing at Lughnasa had no clue that the stern nun and the raucous Maggie were one and the same actress. Returning to the Florida Rep stage May 29 through June 7, Ms. Morgan portrays a working-class British woman who fears life has passed her by, in the one-woman show Shirley Valentine. Even in casual conversation, Ms. Morgan can transform. At one point while talking about Sister Aloysius, her face shifts for a few seconds, and suddenly shes the flint-faced nun she played on stage. And when telling an anecdote about a kitten caught in the act of climbing the curtains, for a few fleeting seconds she looks just like a wide-eyed feline feigning innocence. She tells about the time a woman came up to her after seeing her in Goldas Balcony, a one-woman portrayal of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. The playgoer raved about the performance and then told Ms. Morgan she had recently seen Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Palm Beach Dramaworks. It was brilliant. The woman playing Martha was fantastic. Thats a role you should play, the woman told her. When Ms. Morgan told her it had been her in the role of Martha for Dramaworks, the woman refused to believe it and kept insisting it wasnt. Ms. Morgan finally suggested she compare the programs from both plays when she returned home. I was kind of frustrated by it, Ms. Morgan says. And then, when I finished the conversation, I thought, You know what? Thats a fantastic compliment, that she didnt think the same woman in any way at all could play those two characters. I thought, Thats great. It means that in her eyes, I completely was both characters, and not me at all. So I took that as a compliment at the end of it, after a very frustrating conversation.Building characterHow does she transform so completely when shes on stage? I work from the inside out, she says. As I get to learn the play and as I get to learn the character, it kind of filters into me. Its a very strange thing. Its not by the numbers, and each character comes to you differently. Sometimes its the dialect, sometimes its a physical tic, and sometimes its the walk. And as it kind of builds, layer on layer, it changes you, as the character overtakes you. Becoming a character is something that comes from within. It changes her physicality, and therefore changes her face. I dont have a particularly striking face, she says. My face is kind of normal. So Im really lucky. I can use my face almost like a piece of costume. My face starts to fit the role. At 47 she portrayed the 72-year-old Golda Meir without wearing any facial prosthetics or wig. She did wear a fat suit in order to match the prime ministers stocky build, however, and she put some gray in her hair. But I knew what her face looked like, and so my face took on that face, Ms. Morgan says. I looked at photos and photos and photos of her, her expressions and her hand gestures. What I try to do is be that person whatever that person is. Im not up there trying to be me playing somebody. Im trying to be that somebody, and Im taking me out of the equation Lisa has to get out of the way in order to allow Shirley to be there, or Golda to be there. Its strange. As I go on, that character becomes stronger and stronger, until eventually, I have it. And then, once I know what it feels like to be my interpretation of that character, once I have it, the gift is that Im able to step into it. It takes me very, very little time to go from me in everyday life, to Golda or to Shirley. And that I love. Once I know what it feels like, I can go straight back to that feeling. I know how to get there; I know what the pathway is. And its something that builds through rehearsal.Directors notesMaureen Heffernan, who directed Ms. Morgan in Doubt and Dancing at Lughnasa and who also directs Shirley Valentine, says great actors disappear into the role. She remembers the first time she saw Ms. Morgan dancing in costume as Maggie in Lughnasa. I was astounded, she says. How does she do that look large on stage, look older? It wasnt make-up; she wasnt wearing any. The director considers is a privilege to work with Ms. Morgan. Shes so intelligent and emotionally available and funny but powerful on stage She invites you into the world shes occupying on stage. As actors like Ms. Morgan begin to embody the persona of their character, she adds, The way they move, the way they occupy space, the way they use their body changes. The result is often a surprise for the playgoer, she says: What do you mean thats the same person? Ms. Morgan, who performs extensively on the east coast as well, won Carbonell Awards (the Southeast Florida version of the Tony Awards) for Best Actress in two consecutive years. One year, she had three nominations for Best Actress, causing presenter Lucy Arnaz to say, If we could just give Lisa Morgan a national tour, somebody else could have a shot at this. The best of both worldsShes the real deal, says Brendan Powers, who acted with Ms. Morgan in Doubt and Dancing at Lughnasa. There are times when you can see a person working too hard to be funny or to get the desired end, and then youre watching an actor work. When Ms. Morgan is on stage, he adds, Youre really watching that character; youre not watching an actress pretend to be that character. Its like she physically transforms. Shes one of those rare finds, where she can really take on any role. She also keeps her fellow actors on their toes, Mr. Powers says. Shes so alive and alert as an actress, that when youre working opposite her youre always engaged, because theres no chance for you to settle back. She challenges you to really be in the moment with her. Off-stage, he says, She can be devilishly funny. Which is delightful to work with in the rehearsal hall. No matter how grave and serious the role may be or the story may be, she always has a wonderful lighthearted approach to things. So you get the best of both worlds. The Welsh-born actress, who trained in England, is so adept at accents that she does voice-overs and coaches actors and casts. As Golda she possessed aFACESFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOLisa Morgan, out of character Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf Golda Electra Retreat from Moscow Dancing at Lughnasa If you go>>What: Shirley Valentine >>Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 Bay St., in the Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers between Jackson and Hendry streets When: May 29-June >>Special preview: Students with a valid high school or college ID can see the preview performance at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, for $10. >>Cost: $39, $35, $20 >>Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.orgLisa Morgan in:
WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com A Veally Good Deal $29.99 21Bottle AFE LUNAAFE LUNAthick Israeli accent, and as Maggie, an Irish one. When she portrayed Sister Aloysius, she sounded as if shed been born and raised in the Bronx. And the mercurial actress changes her hair color at least five or six times a year. For Goldas Balcony, she bleached streaks to look gray. For Retreat from Moscow, she bleached all her hair, then put gray in it. For Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? she had her hair cut, permed and dyed dark brown. Whatever I need to do, she says. Generally if the director wants me to look a certain way, Ill dye my hair at the drop of a hat. But it has to feel right for the character. Im not a great one for wigs, she says. I tend not to like them. For me, it always feels as if Ive got a wig on, and I find that quite disturbing. I like to have the hair that my character would have, as much as I can do it.When she portrayed Annie Wilkes, the fanatical woman who kidnaps her favorite author in Misery, she wore no make-up and didnt wash her hair for weeks. She didnt wear any makeup in Dancing at Lughnasa, either. Nor did she pull in her stomach muscles.I was just pot belly and all, I didnt care, she says. Because Maggie wouldnt have. She wouldnt have pulled in her stomach while she was feeding the chickens! And neither did I. Thats the kind of reality that I like.Forget the glamourFew actors allow themselves to be so naked on stage, but Ms. Morgan seems to relish it. I love it! Thats the joy of it, she exclaims. People always think, oh, its so glamorous, you get to dress up, and you put on all this make-up and do your hair. Thats the side of it I cant stand. I dont see acting in that way. For me, its a job, and you do as good a job as you possibly can. Dressing up or putting on fancy shoes is anathema to me. I know a lot of people (who feel), Oh, how good can I look? For me, its exactly the opposite: Well, how plain is this woman? For Shirley Valentine, Florida Reps last show of the season, Ms. Morgans character undergoes both an emotional and physical transformation. So what you see of her in the beginning of the play is very different from what you see at the end of the play, she says, adding the physical transformation comes out of the emotional one. And I know when Im doing this in rehearsal, I feel, from the beginning to the end, that Ive shed 40 pounds. I mean, thats how it feels. My physicality changes through the play to reflect that, because thats what shes feeling.Why Shirley worksWilly Russells Shirley Valentine tells the story of a woman who, at 42, realizes shes lost herself in the roles she plays as wife, mother, and neighbor. In re-examining her life and her marriage, she rediscovers herself. The play premiered in Liverpool in 1986, then ran in Londons West End and then on Broadway. It received the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a Tony Award nomination for Best Play, in addition to garnering numerous awards for actress Pauline Collins. Shirley Valentine is just a journey with this interesting woman who looks at her life and reclaims it, Ms. Heffernan says. Its touching and moving and funny. Its a comedy, but its not a farce. Its just rich like getting to meet a friend that youve always wanted to have and havent met yet. Thats what Shirley Valentine is. Somewhere in the course of a lifetime, to 42, this woman has kind of just faded and faded and faded, Ms. Morgan says. And then shes given an opportunity, and because she takes it, because she wont allow herself to be frightened, even though she is she grasps hold of this tiny little flame of opportunity, and she completely transforms herself and, therefore, her life. Instead of being in a world where she has no choices, she ends up in a world where she can make any choice she wants. Ms. Morgan first played the role when she was 32, but she says it has more resonance now. Though the story is about a woman, it appeals to everyone, she says, adding that shes seen men leave a performance weeping. This isnt just about women being trapped. Its about anybody being trapped. Anyone. Thats the joy of this play, and this is why it works, and why its still being done. It resonates with anybody who has had a moment of looking around and going, What happened? How the heck did I become ?Most people live lives of quiet desperation, she says, quoting Thoreau. We all do I dont care how happy you are or how successful you are or how much money youve got, everybodys got a moment when they go, Is this it?Some people say, Yes, this is it, and I hate it, but they keep going. Shirley says: Yes, this is it, and I hate it. And you know what? Im going to do something about it. Im not going to do this anymore. When a performance is over, Ms Morgan says, she feels tired, but triumphant. What I feel is that Ive just done something miraculous. Because Shirleys just done something miraculous Its not about, Wow, I just got through another performance. I feel triumphant because Shirley feels triumphant. And her feelings are coursing through me. So at the end of it, I feel triumphant because shes triumphant. And I feel very free, because Shirleys free. Thats a fantastic compliment, that she didnt think the same woman in any way at all could play those two characters. I thought, Thats great. It means that in her eyes, I completely was both characters, and not me at all. Lisa Morgan 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. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Three Little Pigs The Naples Players present The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, performed by adult actors for kids and grown-ups alike, on stage in the Toybe Studio at Sugden Community Theatre through June 20. Tickets: $20/ adults, $10/students 18 and under. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. 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 FloridaRep.org. See story on page C1. Childrens Theatre Broadway Palm Childrens Theater presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe May 28, 29 and 31. Tickets for lunch and dinner: $15. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. This weeks symphony This weeks live bands Magic Carpet Concert Kids and parents will learn how the beat goes on during Rap on Percussion, a 45-minute program with a small ensemble from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestras percussion section. Magic Carpet Concerts are designed for children ages 3-9, but all ages enjoy the show. Two show: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Tickets: $8; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Family Fare The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Family Fare: Journeys Through Motion, conducted by Stuart Chafetz, at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15/adults, $10/students. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Bayshore Coffee House Thursday: Reggae with Chaefin, 9 p.m. to midnight, $5 cover. Friday: Bluegrass with The Beanpickers, 7 p.m. to close, $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. Capri, A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam, 6-9 p.m. Friday: Cougar and Daniella. Saturday: Bill Jollie. Monday: Bob Zotolla and Expandable Jazz. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 938-1342 or www.capriofnaples.com. 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; David Christian, Friday and Saturday; Wendy Renee, Sunday; Omar Baker, Monday. 1207 Third Street South. 434-6400 or www.handsomeharrys.com. The Big Bad Wolf (or is he just Alexandra T. Wolf, a misunderstood nice guy?) is on trial, and kids in the audience for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs are the jury. Dont miss this very funny family show by The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre. Show times are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 5 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 and 4 p.m. through June 20. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for 18 and younger. Call or visit the box office at 263-7990 or 701 Fifth Avenue South, or visit www.naplesplayers.org. 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! www.LifeBridgeSolutions.com 239.325.1880 NATURAL DISASTER IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU Ask about our Hurricane Season Household Inventory Special Fabulous hair doesnt have to be expensive!Summer SpecialHair that Hair Cut, Style, Manicure All for $50 The Wedding Singer Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents The Wedding Singer through June 6. This musical comedy takes us 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.BroadwayPalm.com. Moms the Word Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents Moms the Word through June 13 at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts. Tickets: $10/students, $20/adults. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org. Where the Girls Are Sanibel Islands Schoolhouse Theater presents the high-energy musical review Where the Girls Are through Aug. 15. 472-6862 or theschoolhousetheater.com. The Island Pub The Island Sounds of Trevor Earl, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Jebrys Jazz Jam, 5-8 p.m. Monday. 600 Neapolitan Way, in the Park Shore Resort. 2622500 or www.naplespubs.com. Jacks Bait Shack Friday and Saturday: The Diane Russell Band. Sunday: Karaoke Night. 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. M Lounge at M Waterfront Grille Thursday 7-11 p.m. Chuck Jobes. Friday and Saturday 7-11 p.m. Charlie Sherrill. In Venetian Village. 263-4421 or www.mwaterfrontgrille.com. 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.normsrest. com. 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.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Friday, May 29 Wednesday, June 3 Thursday, May 28 Sunday, May 31 History Lessons The Naples Historical Societys Palm Cottage and Norris Gardens are open from 1-4 p.m., suggested donation $8 per person. A docentled walking tour of the historic Old Naples neighborhood sets out from Palm Cottage at 9 a.m., suggested donation $15 per person. 137 12th Avenue South. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. Upcoming events Tuesday, June 2 Saturday, May 30 thedetails make all the difference Home Staging & RedesignRenewing Design Robin ToskiHSR Certi ed Professional239.207.7705Robin@RenewingDesigns.com www.RenewingDesigns.com This weeks live bands South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday: Patrick Barber, acoustic rock, at 9:30 p.m. Friday: Maxi Courtney, acoustic rock, at 5:30 p.m. and P.A. Trix, acoustic rock at 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Swamp Rock with the Gladezmen at 9:30 p.m. Sunday: Reggaelushun at 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Tuesday at 9 p.m. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. www.southstreetnaples.com. Stoneys Steakhouse Live music and dancing in Kevins Piano Lounge from 7-11 p.m. every night. Monday: Shelly Shannon. Tuesday: Nevda Wilkesn. Wednesday and Saturday: Wendy & Co. Thursday, Friday and Sunday: Robert Williamson. 403 Bayfront Place; 435-9353. www.stoneyssteakhouse.com. 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 www.naplesfilmfest.com. Salon Event James Michael Salon & Spa presents Reverse the Signs of Aging from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a glass of wine, meet the salon team and hear guest speaker Dr. Kriston Kent from Naples Facial Plastic Surgery. Brittany McMillan, Beginning Birding Explore the prime birding areas of Lovers Key State Park with park naturalist and learn how to identify the parks feathered friends. Starts at 10 a.m. 463-4588. Concert Series Miromar Outlets presents a free concert from 6-8 p.m., near the restaurant piazza. www.miromaroutlets.com. Film Screening Pose Down, an independent film shot in Fort Myers, is screening for the first time at the Lee County Alliance of the Arts Foulds Theatre at 6:30 p.m. There will be a reception afterward with the films creators. 939-2787. Guy Richards Actor/comedian Guy Richards brings his new Bipolar Man Comedy Tour to Big Cypress Market Place at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$35. 774-1690 or www.bigcypressmarketplace.com. See story on page C1. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents classic rock by Both Hands Miss Southwest Florida 2009, will be a special guest. A $10 donation will benefit the Miss Southwest Florida Pageant 3652 Tamiami Trail N., #109. 775-4000. Thursdays on Third Enjoy an evening of music in Naples from 6-9 p.m. presented by the Third Street Merchants Association: Quiet Storm at Gattles Courtyard, Mark Vee at Tonys off Third Courtyard and Cathy Orban in the Camargo Courtyard. at 8 p.m. in Market Plaza. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome; no alcohol is permitted. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Farmers Market The Saturday morning Farmers Market is open year round behind Tommy Bahama in the historic Third Street South district from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Nearly 50 vendors sell locally produced vegetables and fruits, jams, baked goods and seafood. Charity Bike Wash Naples HarleyDavidson hosts charity organizations in a bike wash that will include food and fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3645 Gateway Lane. 594-5504. See story on page A15. Water-Ski Show The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team makes a splash at 4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets in Estero. Cinema Under The Stars Catch Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa in a free screening beginning at 8:30 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. 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 bbmannpah.com. Improv Join the Naples City Improv Players at Six Degrees Exhibitions at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5. Enjoy fast-paced, unscripted games, and offer suggestions for the family-friendly troupe. Cost: $10 at the door. Bar opens at 6 p.m. The show will be followed by live music. E-mail: email@example.com. Charlie Daniels The Charlie Daniels Band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Charlotte County Motorsports Park. (239) 332-LIVE. Slow Food Horticulturist and Slow Food Southwest Florida member Debbie Hughes will demonstrate how to make teas and liqueurs from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at The Edison-Ford Winter Estate in Fort Myers. Following the demonstration, attendees will tour the Estates herb garden, where they can purchase herbs and learn how to create a home herbal mound. Cost: $25; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Great Organ Music Seven members of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will perform in the Festival of Great Organ Music at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets: $23/adults, $15/students. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. LIVE MUSIC 5-9 FIRST SEATING 3 COURSE DINNER $ 18.09 5 to 6pm EVERYDAY 239-430-62734236 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com 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 Detailing THE MUSIC GOURMET Patriotic Pops is an annual musical event at the Phil. Regardless of how they dress it up or who conducts it, the program never fails to send me back in time from the very first note. Back to the infinitely simpler, more family-friendly moments in history when people, particularly small-town Americans, came together to celebrate and to honor not just the war dead but also our individual and collective histories. We called it Decoration Day then, not Memorial Day, and regardless of where you and the rest of the parade (did I mention there was always a parade?) formed, we all knew where the parade would end: at the cemetery. Flags hung from the facades of every business. The Important People of the community, along with an occasional visiting congressional dignitary, rode on the backs of convertibles; scores of children red, white and blue crepe paper woven through the spokes of their trikes and bikes, streamers on their handlebars pedaled furiously through the town, around the courthouse square and on for what seemed like miles, to the cemetery on the edge of town. Baskets and urns were brought out of storage and new bouquets lovingly created for each and every family member or close friend who had gone before, to be placed carefully at the gravesites. But it was not just a time for solemnity; it was a time for subdued celebration, for hampers filled with fried chicken, deviled eggs, homemade coleslaw, baked beans, green beans, real yeast rolls and a few dozen varieties of cakes and pies. As families spread out on the lawn and under the trees, it was time for the remembering i.e., the stories about each of the deceased to begin. But not until the crowd sang The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America. And not until someone solemnly recited The Gettysburg Address. Perfectly. From memory. Fourscore and seven years ago, I intoned, after I stepped forward from the band, determined not to disgrace myself or my family by having a momentary lapse in my fifth-graders brain. I had made it successfully through the blistering piccolo solo in Stars and Stripes Forever (childs play compared to reciting the Gettysburg Address in front of half the town). Normally the honor of reciting the address fell to an upperclassman, but for reasons I no longer remember, I was selected. I thought perhaps these traditions were pass until I chanced upon an excellent Web site while refreshing my brain about Stephen Fosters birth date in preparation for this years Patriotic Pops concert. A few years ago, the Lawrenceville Historical Society (outside of Pittsburgh) started the Doo Dah Days Music and Heritage Festival to honor Mr. Foster (check it out at www.doodahdays.com). Having viewed and enjoyed the site several times, I was on a high when I arrived at the recent concert. While the unbridled enthusiasm, so much a part of this annual event, remained much in evidence, there was one noticeable difference: Scarcely anyone was decked out in red, white and blue. Usually the majority of concertgoers are attired in an abundance of patriotic garb: red, white and blue stripes or stars on ties, scarves, shirts, sweaters, skirts, purses. Not so this year. But that was the only burst of overt patriotism otherwise absent, as popular guest conductor Michael Krajewski put the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale through their paces for the twohour performance. Special guest and professional commentator Peter Thomas was quietly brilliant in his contribution during Aaron Coplands Lincoln Portrait and again when we were reminded of the moving words that have greeted hundreds and hundreds of thousands of immigrants as they have arrived at Ellis Island. Opening with, of course, The Star Spangled Banner, the orchestra seamlessly shifted into Sousas given for all patriotic events: his always popular Washington Post March. The remainder of the first half of the program was given over to favorites/contemporaries of Abraham Lincoln, whose 200th birthday is being celebrated this year. I find it even more astonishing to realize Stephen Foster is also celebrating his bicentennial. So many of his compositions seem timeless: Beautiful Dreamer and I Dream of Jeannie (With the Light Brown Hair) were among my grandmothers favorites. And how about Old Kentucky Home and Camptown Races? Joining the orchestra for the second half, the Philharmonic Chorale burst forth during George Gershwins Waiting for the Robert E. Lee, followed by a toe-tapping arrangement of George M. Cohans greats, including Give My Regards to Broadway, Yankee Doodle Dandy and Youre a Grand Old Flag. Just as quickly, the mood became somber with John Williams Hymn to the Fallen, a perfect lead-in for the representatives of each branch of the armed services to march onto stage. Finally, with piccolos front and center for Stars and Stripes Forever, the much needed, feel-good evening ended on a grand note. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Its a grand old flag, and it still ignites the crowd PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.com for college towns, the Deep South, Las Vegas... Im not too familiar with Naples, but Ill know (them) by the way the audience is dressed and how they sit. I expect to have fun. Audiences can expect the same. Mr. Richards received the bipolar diagnosis in 2000, after enduring a rough few years because of the disorder. But now its under control and Im at an even keel. Instead of doing 40 things at once, I do 20. I can handle the 20. Theres nothing wrong with me, the comedian says, adding he hopes his comedy helps audiences understand that about anyone who has bipolar disorder. Mr. Richards has appeared on TV, in films and on Broadway and theaters in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Hes currently shooting the film International Lovers in South Beach and just completed an award-winning documentary, Mr. Laughs: A Look Behind the Curtain. Hes entering production of Chicago Blues, a film starring William Forsythe, Daniel Baldwin, Michael Chinn and his dad, Sal Richards. Future plans include a reality show on TV. Of manic episodes the highs that accompany the lows of bipolar disorder Mr. Richards says, My desk is a wreck, like somebody dropped a bomb. But I know exactly where everything is. Hes a master of ordered chaos. Bipolar people are eccentric extroverts, he explains. And like all great comedians, We go out of bounds. Great laughter comes from great pain. Without laughter, there is no medicine. BIPOLARFrom page 1 If you go>>What: Bipolar Man Comedy Show >>Where: Big Cypress Market Place, 220 Basik Drive (on U.S. 41, four miles east of Collier Boulevard >>When: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30 >>Tickets: $25, $35 for VIP seating >>Advisory: Must be 18 or older >>Info: 774-1690 or visit bigcypressmarketplace.comCOURTESY PHOTO Michael Krajewski, conductor
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Joni and Jonas arrived at the emergency shelter in their PJs; they left home at 1 a.m. by ambulance. Jonis soonto-be ex had threatened her before she left him. Once she moved out, his threats became a promise. With a black eye and bruised hip, Joni was helped into the safety of The Shelter for Abused Women & Childrens emergency shelter, where she and Jonas were greeted calmly and with respect. While Jonas had a snack (he hadnt eaten all day because of the fighting), advocates eased Joni through the in-take, including safety planning. She revealed that she had been abused since Jonas was born. On this day, her abuser had stormed her apartment, preventing her from going to work. While Joni endured physical and emotional trauma throughout the day, her coworkers were discretely checking around to see where she was. Making sure not to alert her abuser, they called the police just in time. Joni realized that on this night, for the first time in five years, she and Jonas would sleep in peace, without fear. Previously, Joni had been on The Shelters Web site, www.naplesshelter. org, where she learned that she needed to let someone at work know she was a victim of domestic violence. One simple phone call from a coworker asking, Do you know where Joni is today? started a process that led to freedom for mother and son. Co-worker called boss. Boss called police. Police responded and called an ambulance. Medical staff addressed Jonis physical wounds and comforted her. The hospital called The Shelter, noting that the two were on their way to the Beau Venturi Home, where advocates began a comprehensive process of personal empowerment with Joni and Jonas. In America, some 40 million women, 1 million men and half-a-million elders are abused annually. The 10 million children who witness this epidemic of violence each year are 1,500 times more likely to become victims of the violence themselves, or perpetuate its cycle. Fortunately for women, children, men and their pets in Collier County, The Shelter is here with our promise to protect victims of domestic violence, to prevent abuse among future generations and to prevail over this social ill. But we cant do it alone. All of our services are provided free of charge. Just to keep our 60-bed emergency shelters doors open for 40-50 residents costs $4,000 a night. And emergency shelter is only one of the services we offer through offices in Naples and Immokalee and outreach in Bonita Springs. As Joni learned on that one day, it takes a village of caring individuals to transform the lives of family violence victims. It takes you. By joining The Shelter in our efforts, you become part of the solution, helping change attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and lives. There are numerous ways to get involved, but they all require action, for example, calling 911 when you witness someone abusing a child, adult, elder or pet whether that abuse is emotional, verbal, financial, sexual or physical. You can also: Pass this article on to someone in need Share our Web site with a friend Teach the children in your life respect for others Listen to a teen share about dating Host a donation drive (call 775-3862, ext. 235) Donate to/shop at our resale stores: Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue N.; Another Options Thrift Shoppe, 5248 Golden Gate Parkway Recycle cell phones to provide victims access to 911/emergency services; phones and chargers can be dropped at Options, Another Options and Starbucks locations throughout the area.Mary Ann Green is the development and public relations officer for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. For more information about how you can get involved, call 775-3862 or visit www. naplesshelter.org. Be a part of the village it takes to prevail over domestic violenceBY MARY ANN GREEN _________________Special to Florida Weekly PUZZLE ANSWERS
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WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C11 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a fun movie, but that doesnt necessarily make it good. If all you want is a bigger version of the 2006 hit Night at the Museum, it should suffice. But this film lacks the novelty of the original, its story is more scattered and the visual effects are serviceable, not remarkable. In truth, its a bit of a letdown.No longer a nighttime security guard at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is now a successful entrepreneur of gadget devices like glow-in-the-dark flashlights. But he still visits his friends Jedediah (Owen Wilson), Octavius (Steve Coogan) and Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) from time to time, or often enough to know that a museum executive (Ricky Gervais) is planning to ship them off to the Smithsonian for permanent storage. And so Larry travels to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., to save the day. There he meets thrillseeking aviatrix Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams), who develops a crush on him, and Civil War general George Custer (Bill Hader). The villain is an ancient Egyptian pharaoh named Kahmunrah (Hank Azaria), whos enlisted the help of fellow baddies Napoleon (Alain Chabat), Ivan the Terrible (Christopher Guest) and Al Capone (Joe Bernthal) to help him take over the world. Part of the fun in director Shawn Levys sequel is seeing famous and infamous historical figures come to life. The always-reliable Adams has great spunk as Earhart, but Azaria is bland as the villain and, because of the ridiculous amount of characters, no one else has enough screen time to make an impact. This includes the statues that come to life: Abraham Lincoln (voice of Azaria) doles out honest advice from the chair of his memorial, and the Jonas Brothers are three singing cherubs, but neither is very memorable. Worse, the visual effects are not an improvement on what we saw in the first film, although they Angels & Demons (Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor) With the Pope dead, four cardinals kidnapped and Vatican City about to be destroyed, symbolist Robert Langdon (Hanks) is called in to decode a centuries-old puzzle and save the Catholic Church. Directed by Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code), the mix of religious mysticism and action sequences make for an energized, intriguing and not quite anti-Christian delight. More importantly, theres a quicker pace here than there was in The Da Vinci Code (2006), and this is the superior movie of the two. Based on the Dan Brown novel. Rated PG-13. Star Trek (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana) In the maiden voyage of the starship Enterprise, Kirk (Pine), Spock (Quinto) and crew face off against a Romulan madman (Bana) who blames Spock for his familys death. Director J.J. Abrams film is an exhilarating adventure thats respectful to its source material while boldly going in exciting new directions. In terms of story, visual effects and performances, this movie could not be better. Rated PG-13.Valentino: The Last Emperor (Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammatti) Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer follows fashion designer Valentino Garavani for two years in this intriguing but uneven documentary. Because of Valentinos guarded nature and resistance to being filmed, theres not much here that we dont already know about the famed fashion icon, making the movie the cinematic equivalent of a puff piece. Not Rated: Language, brief nudity. LATEST FILMS CAPSULE REVIEWS Night at the MuseumIs it worth $10? NoLarry Daley (Ben Stiller) is reunited with Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com are competently rendered.As for the story by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, its all over the place. Part of the problem is the location: Levy gets so enamored with showing off everything the Smithsonian has to offer that he forgets to tell an interesting story, though it is neat to see the Tuskegee Airmen, space chimps, Wright Brothers, etc.To wit, in an odd, indirect and half-assed way, Battle of the Smithsonian is a way for young children to learn some basics about world history while being entertained. Its just too bad that for adults the level of entertainment is commensurate with the little amount of knowledge the kids are receiving. And thats just not good. Did you know? The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846 when British scientist James Smithson left $500,000 in his will to the United States. Although he never stepped foot in the U.S., he wanted the country to have a special place devoted to the increase the diffusion of knowledge. Today it is the largest museum complex in the world. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 To be. Not to be May B is the name of this months show at Osborn.Lizio Contemporary Gallery. The show invites the viewer to participate in the journey of the artist in the exploration of their medium. The viewer shares the visualization of the artists moment in time and is able to push the piece as far as their imagination and perception will allow, says gallery co-owner and artist Jo-Ann Lizio. In addition to Ms. Lizio, exhibiting artists include: Grace Alexander, Sue Boydston, Wendell H. Brown, A.J. Catalano, Mary Crawford, Joan Osborn-Dunkle, Tim Hauser, Phyllis Heller, Shirley Kelley, Kim Marhoefer, Andi McCarter, Henri Meillier, Gareth Rockliffe and Greg Stuart. Osborn. Lizio Contemporary Gallery is at 430 Bayfront Place. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and by appointment Sunday and Monday. Call 262-7329. Gallery visitors share the journey of artistic creation at Osborn.Lizio 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 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 www.PiecesOfEight.com 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: Meeting Of The Spirit, Greg StuartVortex 2 Optical Double Star, Grace Alexander
WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C13 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Objects of Desire, an exhibition highlighting original and limited-edition works from Modernism through Neo-Pop, is the first show for Art Modern Gallery in its new space at 824 Fifth Avenue South. The gallerys collection includes paintings by Fernand Leger, Josef Albers, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers and Frank Stella. Mr. Stella, whose Polar Coordinates I is shown here, is a Massachusettsborn graduate of Princeton University. As a young artist, the painter and printmaker was influenced by the likes of Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock. Since the 1990s he has concentrated on creating freestanding sculptures for display in public places. One of his crowning achievements is the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, for which he provided the decorative scheme that has made the theater so popular. He is still an active artist in New York. Limited-edition works at Art Modern Gallery include those by Pablo Picasso, Robert Natkin, Robert Mars, Jasper Johns, Joan Miro, Louise Nevelson, James Rosenquist, Stella Farwell, Andy Warhol, Steve Bufter, Karen Stone, Troy Abbott, Dakota Sica, Enrique Gomez De Molina and Helen Frankenthaler. Art Modern Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturay. For more information, call 263-1137 or visit www.artmoderngallery. com. Art Modern Gallery celebrates its new space with Objects of Desire Frank Stella, Polar Co-Ordinates I, offset lithograph, screenprint and letterpress in colors, 1980
C14 WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Rap on Percussion will put the spotlight on various percussion instruments for young audiences at the Philharmonic Orchestras next program in its Magic Carpet Concert series. Performances are at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. In the 45-minute program, members of the orchestras percussion section will demonstrate their instruments and answer questions from the audience. Magic Carpet Concerts are designed for ages 3-9, but all ages enjoy the show. Tickets are $8 per person. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Entertaining conductor Stuart Chafetz will lead the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra on a musical adventure for the whole family beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31. With music as the ticket, Family Fare: Journeys through Motion will send audiences through the air with E.T., down the Grand Canyon on a donkey, along the South American countryside on a small train and across the high seas on an English sailing ship. Featured selections will include Rimsky-Korsakovs Flight of the Bumblebee, Villa-Lobos Little Train of the Caipira, Rossinis Finale from the William Tell Overture, Mussorgskys Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition, Strauss Perpetuum Mobile and John Williams Nimbus 2000 from Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Some of the finest organists in Southwest Florida will perform a wide range of music on the Philharmonic Center for the Arts one-of-a-kind, 3,604-pipe Casavant organ beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7. The Festival of Great Organ Music will feature members of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Selections will include classic orchestral works from all periods of music history, along with a duet or two. Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for students. At the Naples Museum of Art, Florida Contemporary, an exhibit of paintings and photographs by nearly 50 artists who either live or work in Florida, hangs through June 28. Works in the show vary in subject matter, from portraits and nudes to landscapes, animal studies and dreamscapes, and in style, from representational to abstract, realism and expressionism. Among the familiar artists participating are Clyde Butcher and Jonathan Green. Naples artists, in addition to Mr. Green, include Juan Diaz, Connie Bransilver, Rod Busch and Lynn Davison. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. COMING UP AT THE PHIL 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m. Lounge open late. OUR FOOD IS SO GOOD YOUD THINK WE KIDNAPPED YOUR MOTHER! Join us from 7-10am Join us from 7-10amEXPIRES 6/04/09BUY 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 6/04/09BUY 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 : www.wildsidecafe.com James Cochran, resident organist. 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 TRY THE BEST BEER BATTER FISH SANDWICH & FRIES IN SWFL AT THE BEST PRICE $5!!!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 A&E WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 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! 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd. Re ection Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake 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 06-04-09 Expires 06-04-09 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 500pmKindermusik summer camp for children ages newborn to 7 years old is coming to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts with A Summer of Music sessions in June, July and August. Tuition includes five 45to 120-minute sessions. In class, children develop social and learning skills and families learn more about things they can do with their child at home, using things most households already have, such as an old sock, a family photo, even the backyard lawn. Children also use sheet music, instruments and CDs for activities at home, such as making a homemade recording of people laughing. Listening to the recording of laughter, and asking the child to identify the persons voice, helps to develop critical listening skills. Camp activities are designed to: Stimulate a love of diverse styles of music. Varied musical exposure leads to language proficiency, spatial reasoning and skills later used in math classes, as well as a better understanding of emotions. Offer a parent and child a joyful, musical experience during the summer. More laughter together reduces stress, enhances the brains receptivity to learning and boosts the bodys immune system. Foster creativity using music, crafts, dance, drama. Kindermusik campers use creative thinking skills in craft-making, enhancing abilities to think in different ways. For more information about A Summer of Music camp sessions at the Phil, call 254-2642 or e-mail jlawfer@ thephil.com. Kindermusik camp brings A Summer of Music to the Phil
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 A&E C17 www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Voted #1 Ribs 13 Years in a Row! Youll feel like you never left home Youll feel like you never left home336 9th Street North Naples, FL 34102239-331-8509336 9th Street North Naples, FL 34102239-331-8509Sunday Brunch 9 3 Mon. Fri. 11 10 Sat. 5 10 of equal of lesser valueBuy One Entree Get One 1/2 Price Gluten Free Dishes Jerk Chicken Rice and Peas SandwichesLunches Every Dayfor $6.99Gourmet catering, of ce meetings, weddings, birthdays etc. Gourmet catering, of ce meetings, weddings, birthdays etc.Sunday Brunch 9 3 Mon. Fri. 11 10 Sat. 5 10 SUNDAY BRUNCH 9-3595from 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 erealmacawnaples.com 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 Good Food Good Spirits Good Fun Reservations Suggested Hours of Operation:Daily 5 p.m. closing Lunch 11:30 a.m. seasonally239.261.1221720 Fifth Avenue South, Naples www.TrilogyofNaples.com Rti S t t t d d d d d d d d d d Trilogy Try a glass of wine. Over 50 are available by the glass, hundreds by the bottle to compliment your dining experience. A special selection of wines from the Trilogy wine cellar are also offered by the glass and are maintained in a specially controlled wine keeper system bar side. All the wine and spirits offered are selections not only from the U.S., but also from around the world and represent the best of the best in quality, and yet appropriately priced.The Southwest Florida Symphony will hold auditions for its adult and childrens chorus on Saturday, May 30, at First Baptist Church in downtown Fort Myers. Auditions are 10 minutes long. Bring a prepared vocal selection with two copies of sheet music. Children will scale sing and pitch match; adults will also sight sing and scale sing. The adult chorus, under the direction of Joseph Caulkins, rehearses on SWF Symphony will audition for youth and adult chorusesBluegrass bands set to invade Ave MariaMondays from 7-9:30 p.m. September through April. The fully auditioned, premier choral ensemble performs major choral works with the Southwest Florida Symphony for Classical Concerts, the annual Holiday Pops Concert and its own five-concert Stained Glass Concert Series in some of the most beautiful churches in Lee County. The chorus also performs at the Easter Sunrise Service and Community Prayer Breakfast every year. The youth chorus, under the direction of Catherine Truesdale, rehearses Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. September through early May. The chorus performs with the symphony for Pops Concerts and in the Stained Glass Concert Series. It also performs several times a year in area churches and for community organizations. The auditions are open to children ages 9-14. To schedule an appointment, call 4339035 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact the symphony office at 418-0996. The Bluegrass Invasion will bring 10 bands to pick n grin at North Park in Ave Maria on Saturday, June 6. In case of rain, there is a covered area so the show can go on. The music begins at 10 a.m., with Palms Bluegrass and Frontline Bluegrass playing through the morning. There will be a salute to U.S. military veterans just before noon, and the music will resume with Keith Bass and Tomorrows News, Roger Bass and the Hillbillys, Swinging Bridge, Crossfire (featuring three-time Grammy winner Clay Hess), The Lewis Family (gospel), Ronnie Reno and The Reno Tradition and The Grascals (featuring Kristin Scott Benson, the International Bluegrass Music Associations 2008 Banjo Player of the Year). Blue Highway from 8:30-10 p.m. will be the final act. All-day tickets with seating are $25 per person; $20 for those who bring lawn chairs; $10 for students; free for children under 10. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Veterans Support Organization. For tickets and more information, call 2872035 or e-mail email@example.com.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY A fun night at Bayshore Coffee Company 1. Danielle Masseria, Chris Hall and Milos Simovic 2. Catie Enright, Norman Theiss, Gerri Theiss and Brandy Krietemeyer 3. Skip Lee and Uschi Seyler 4. Chris Hall and Bruce Carrasco 5. Mario Walther, Jana Obbrlaemder, Olaf Streitenberger and Ulla Streitenberger 6. Mark Allen and Mark Teed 7. Debra Frankel, Angelina Fuschetto, Michael McMahan and Jean MarronPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 12 34 6 5 7
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Pat Kumicich The 5 Horsemen The New Apocaly 2. Kelly G. McCarthy Dunnellon 2 3. Oscar Vargas Gaia and the Infinite 4. Patricia Beaudoin-Dillon receiving award, Dahlia Morgan 5. Marlin and Gale Whitney 6. Gerhard and Lisa Raible 7. Kimberlee Logsdon, Danielle Rachel, Nicole Benyi and Kasia Knobloch 8. Len and Jackie HuskeyOpening night for Art Encounter 2009 at The von Liebig Another Thursday on Third in the Historic DistrictPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY2 6 8 5 7 1 4 3 See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Karen Vetter and Susan DeVito 2. Dot Kent, Giselle Swann 3. Greg and Kris Wilk 4. Cathy Davis, Susan Cavaseno 5. Michael Cavaseno, Peter Davis and Andrew DeVito 6. Karen Coplin, Serge and Sherrill Wilk 7. Corey Howard and Cyndi Yag-Howard 8. Ann and Dan Keller with Lisa WilkA fundraiser for Lisa Wilk at the home of Ann and Don KellerPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY2 1 4 5 7 8 3 6 See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 absinthenaples.com absinthenaples.com 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 Wine picks of the week >>Post House Penny Black 2006: Dark inky color with oral nose, black currant and spice avors. Firm, supple tannins give a long, lingering nish. About $25. >>Morgenhof Estate Premier Selection 2001: A classic Bordeaux blend with intense dark red ruby color, dark chocolate and cherry avors and a lingering aftertaste. About $35. >>Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2006: Concentrated dark purple color with black cherry, raspberry and a medium nish. About $35. JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Africa. The word conjures up images of lush jungles, herds of wildebeests galloping over open plains and possibly that dethroned Nigerian prince who keeps e-mailing you. For discerning oenophiles, it also calls to mind wine. Very good wine. Dont take my word for it. Heres what the big boys are saying: South African wine imports have grown from virtually zero to more than 1 million cases annually in five years, Wine Business Monthly reports. Wine Spectators April 30 cover story, Stretch Your Wine Dollars, reported that South African wines combine New World-style fruit and Old World-style structure and minerality, providing quality and great value. New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov says South Africa is unequivocally one of the best sources on the planet for moderately priced cabernet sauvignon. Last week, trend watchers Mike Ginley of Next Level Marketing and David Pennachetti of Wine Guru Services told those attending the International Wine, Spirits and Beer Event in Chicago that South African varieties rank among the hottest wine trends this year. Its not that South Africa just started making wines. Its just that Americans have only had access to those wines since the mid-1990s, after South Africa did away with apartheid and the United States lifted its embargo. Peter Finlayson, winemaker of Bouchard Finlayson, a boutique winery west of Cape Town, says the countrys wine industry dates back 350 years. That is part of our culture, he says. Pressed on which of his wines is his favorite, Mr. Finlayson says, All are my children and creations, it makes it hard to choose. In general, however, hes particularly fond of pinot noir. It is like an opera, he says. When it is great, it is pure seduction. When it is mediocre, it is not worth listening to. Vineyards in South Africa are predominantly clay shale, producing wines that are mineral and different, everything a wine should be, says Thom McKay of The Wine Merchant in Naples. In the past year, hes increased his inventory, now offering about 15 boutique estate selections.The climate is in tune with the whites, making them ideal for drinking with seafood, says Bob Mulroy, managing partner of The Joint at Cape Harbour. Terry Seitz, who lives on Boca Grande, is a wine importer who specializes in South African wines. After launching a furniture manufacturing company in South Africa in the early 1990s, he fell in love with the country and its wines. He started importing them four years ago. His sales and distribution manager, Linda Bragaw, urged me to put some South African wines to the test.Florida Weekly held its first consumer test panel earlier this month, blind-tasting six South African wines: Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer 2007, Hartenberg Weisser Riesling 2007, Fantail Pinotage Rose 2008, Morgenhof Estate Premier Selection 2001, Post House Penny Black 2006 and Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2006. All ranked good to great in quality. Placing third was Bouchard Finlaysons Hannibal, a rich blend of sangiovese, petite syrah, pinot noir and nebbiolo with a touch of mourvedre. Second place went to Morgenhof Estate wine, a stylish blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. The winner was Post House Penny Black, an elegant mixture of shiraz, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and petite verdot. Penny Black is the name of the worlds first adhesive postage stamp. Mr. Seitz says his late mother loved this wine so much that when she died, a bottle was buried with her at Arlington National Cemetery.Obviously the test panel agreed with her.These wines are imported in limited quantities and are available at some restaurants and fine wine shops. Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar carries some South African wines and can order any of those tested upon request. Special thanks to Terry Seitz and Linda Bragaw for supplying the wines, and Frank Pulice for graciously hosting the tasting.Panel members included: Lou Bernardi, Sandra Bowers, Jerry Greenfield, Mitch Haley, Rose ODell King, Frank Pulice, Chuck Rakos, Linda Rakos and Shannon Yates.Anyone interested in serving on a future tasting panel can drop me a note at vino@ floridaweekly.com. You dont have to be a wine expert, just someone who enjoys drinking it. jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Peter Finlayson, winemaker of Bouchard Finlayson.South African wines gaining enthusiastic American following VINOPHOTO COURTESY TERRY SEITZ INC Ristorante & Bar ItalianoVisit Our Website For Online Reservations, Full Menu and Gift Certi cates www.giovanni-naples.com 4-7pm Half Off on all Wells & House Wines, All Beer, including all Mirco-Brews Specialty Martinis and AppetizersLocated in the Crossroads Shopping Plaza in the Vineyards 5975 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119 PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE Exp. 6/30/09. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11am 3pm Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5pm 9:30pm Closed Sundays
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 3, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR 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. Saturday, May 30, 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 create shrimp burgers, veggie burgers, buffalo burgers and turkey burgers for summer barbecues; 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Monday, June 1, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Kristina San Filippo shares recipes for healthy summer sandwiches; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Tuesday, June 2, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: The Kids in the Kitchen series aims to encourage culinary interest in youngsters. In this class, Chef Lisa demonstrates kitchen basics including measuring ingredients, following simple recipes using the blender and keeping the kitchen clean; recommended for children older than 5 and must be accompanied by an adult. $20 per child, $10 per adult ($48 per child for package of three classes), 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Thursday, June 4, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: The second Kids in the Kitchen session focuses on knife safety and easy techniques to slice and dice fruits and veggies; $20 per child, $10 per adult ($48 per child for package of three classes), 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Thursday, June 4, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Thai cooking with chefs Tim and Shelly Connors making bang bang style shrimp, chicken coconut Thai soup and spicy peanut chicken curry, wine and beverages served; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Friday, June 5, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Learn how to make dishes from the southern Italian regions of Sicily, Puglia and Sardinia; $45; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Tuesday, June 9, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Kristina San Filippo shares recipes highlighting the savory flavors of Indian cuisine; $45; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Thursday, June 11, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Kristina San Filippo moves beyond bananas and mangos to show how an extensive selection of tropical fruits lends unique flavors to many recipes; $45; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-4222. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. p W h o P eter s b u r b FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Fuji sushi bar and bistro brings Asian flavors to life karenFELDMAN email@example.com John and On Augsondthung have drawn on both their heritage and experience to create Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, which opened recently in a strip center just north of Pine Ridge Road. Mrs. Augsondthung attended high school in Naples before heading back to Thailand for 10 years to be near family. Over that time, however, she returned for several visits. Mr. Augsondthung, also from Thailand, worked at Sushi-Thai in Naples for a few years. The couple eventually decided to strike out on their own and created a cozy but smartly appointed restaurant that serves a bounty of sushi as well as cooked fare from Japan, Thailand and China. There are booths, banquettes and standard tables, as well as seats at the sushi bar plus an expansive outdoor dining area in which theres live music or karaoke on the weekends, weather permitting. Customers will find most of the customary sushi items here as well as the restaurants specialties, such as the aptly named Godzilla roll an assortment of deep-fried fish, crab, cream cheese, asparagus and masago topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo. Its a monster, but a delicious one. While Mr. Augsondthung handles the sushi, his wife oversees the front of the house and his brother, Sing Augsondthung, and uncle, Chai Soonsawad, prove themselves equally adept at the cooked fare. We worked our way through some excellent lettuce wraps stuffed with chicken (tofus available also), shiitake mushrooms, onions and water chestnuts; lightly seared sesame tuna; moist and savory sea bass with soy-ginger sauce, baby bok choy, scallions and ginger; soulful Thai red curry with duck; and a first-rate version of pad Thai. All of the dishes were beautifully plated, well seasoned and served by an accommodating staff. Prices were moderate, with appetizers running $2.50-$9.50, cooked entrees at $10.95-$20.95, and sushi rolls priced at $5.50-$14.50. Fuji is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Takeout is available, and the restaurant delivers within a limited area. Its at 6355 Naples Blvd. Call 593-5550 for details.To market, to marketNeapolitans have two fresh options for produce, flowers and artisanal products this summer: the Third Street Farmers Market and Big Cypress Market Place Farmers Market. The Third Street Farmers Market, which has operated seasonally since 1991, will remain open this summer, allowing discriminating food lovers to continue their weekly ritual of shopping and socializing at the open-air market from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday. The market, in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama between Third Street South and Gordon Drive, features local farmers, chefs, artisans and fishmongers selling their wares. Among the items available are: local produce; artisanal sauces, soups, jams and prepared foods; gourmet seasonings and sea salts; freshbaked pastries, bread and savory tarts; flowers, plants, soap, market baskets, candles, jewelry and seashell frames. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their humans. The market offers convenient parking and is accessible by bicycle or on foot as well. For details, call 434-6533. The farmers market at Big Cypress Market Place has expanded, offering more booths and a larger assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, shoppers can purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers while also tasting the many food samples offered by vendors. The shopping complex also holds a butcher shop, ethnic specialty stores, gourmet dips, jams, sauces and seasoning blends as well as an ice cream vendor and winery. Big Cypress is on U.S. 41, 4 miles east of State Road 951 (Collier Boulevard) at 220 Basik Road, Naples. For details, call 774-1690 or visit www.BigCypressMarketPlace.com. Summer specials at FredsFreds Diner has launched a summer special designed to make dining out more affordable. Pick any breakfast menu item for $6, any lunch item for $8 and any dinner item for $14 (customers must also purchase a drink from the bar to obtain the special price for dinner). Every Saturday in June, the restaurant will offer dinner and a show for $29.95 per person. The price includes a three-course dinner and an 8 p.m. performance of Assisted Living, a musical performed by the comedy team of Compton and Bennett. Theres brunch every Sunday, with jazz added on the last Sunday of each month. The diner is at 2700 Immokalee Road in Uptown Plaza. Call 431-7928 for details and reservations.Big Night at BambooTake in a movie, sample half a dozen wines and enjoy a three-course French meal, all for $55, Thursday (May 28) at Bamboo Caf. The restaurant will show Big Night, a film about two brothers who own a failing Italian restaurant and decide to gamble on one special night to save their business. It stars Isabella Rossellini, Tony Shaloub, Stanley Tucci and Minnie Driver. The evening also includes a tasting of six wines. The top three will be served with a three-course meal. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Bamboo Caf is at 755 12th Ave. South, Naples. Call 643-6177 for reservations.Eat pizza for the cureCalifornia Pizza Kitchen at Coconut Point in Estero is hosting a month-long campaign to raise money to battle breast cancer. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of sales from 3 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in June when customers present the appropriate flyer when paying. The flyer can be printed from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure site, www. komenswfl.org. dinin g C A L E N D A R of deepfried fish, crab, cream c h eese, aspara g us an d masag o toppe d wit h ee l sauce an d s p i c y ma y o. Its a monster, b ut a d e li c i ou s on e. Fuji's version of seared sesame tuna features rare tuna topped with sesame seeds, wasabi cream and a special sauce. Lettuce wraps filled with chicken, vegetables and crisp noodles possess lots of texture and taste. a nd at t he d oor 11 p to 9 p. m. S un y available, a nd t he r es fl ow er s, p ca nd l We to m i o c C fr wh il e pl es wr aps filled Le tt uc e w e g KAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEKLY