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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A12 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 THEATER REVIEW C8 SOCIETY C23, 24 & 25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 35 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JUNE 4, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERHappy Fathers DayA card from the Shelter will say you appreciate the role model hes been. A9 Pickin and grinnin Bluegrass Invasion headed for Ave Maria. C1 Growing concerns Three local businesses thrive on farming and fooding. B1 G rowingconcer n s s HappyFathersDay Fishing tournament, other events will bene t teacher in need of kidneyLisa Wilk, a fourth-grade teacher at The Community School of Naples, is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant and needs money to help pay for immediate medical expenses not covered by insurance as well as for the transplant itself. A variety of summer fundraisers are taking place throughout the community in her name, with the next one, Hooked on Helping Charity Fishing Tournament, coming up this weekend. Although tournament registration is already closed, those who want to contribute to Ms. Wilks cause are welcome to attend the Hooked on Helping kick-off dinner party and auction Friday evening, June 5, at Bellasera Resort in Naples, as well as the awards celebration Saturday, June 6, at Cedar Bay Yacht Club on Marco Island. Celebrity fisherman Roland Martin will be at the kick-off party, for which tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children 16 and younger. For more information, go to Another benefit for Ms. Wilk will be a Gold Girl jewelry party at Marco Bronzini Art School on Taylor Road in Naples. TheBY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE BENEFIT, A13 PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYLisa Wilk SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT CENTERS KNOW THE TOLL OF A BAD ECONOMYBILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ IGNS OF THE WORST ECONOMIC downturn since the Great Depression are abundant in Lee and Collier counties. Foreclosed homes dot the landscape. An alarming number of businesses and stores sit dark and shuttered. Automobile dealerships resemble gridlocked freeways, with unsold inventories sprawled across vast acreage. And it is a rare person indeed who doesnt know someone facing bankruptcy or worse. But these are just the external signs of the recession, the unwelcome reminders of what we are up against and what lies ahead. Less apparent, but equally devastating SSEE ANXIETY, A8 Places to turn if you are stressed. A8>>inside:on an altogether different level, is the toll the failing economy exacts in the form of unremitting psychological stress that often leads to or aggravates substance abuse and a variety of mental disorders. While these consequences are not always apparent to the public at large, they are all too familiar to the mental health professionals who deal with the emotional devastation wrought by this financial meltdown. Stress exacerbates all kinds of illnesses, says Kevin Lewis, CEO of Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) in Fort Myers. Heart disease, diabetes, all kinds of illnesses are made The economy and fear of whats going to happen is having a huge effect. Sarah Bullard Steck, U.S. Commerce Department therapistInside... Your 2009 Florida Weekly/NBC-2 Hurricane Guide. INSIDEPATHS OF HURICANES PAST HURRICANEGUIDE FREE MAY 2009You dont like it, do you Rocco, the storm? asks Frank McCloud, trapped in a run-down hotel with mobsters as a hurricane crashes over them in John Hustons 1948 film, Key Largo. Show it your gun, why dont you? If it doesnt stop, shoot it. Humphrey Bogarts McCloud and Edward G. Robinsons wiseguy Rocco might have befriended each other and lived happily ever after if theyd only been armed with a copy of the Florida Weekly NBC2 Hurricane Guide. As the six-month storm season looms, we give you not just both barrels of the anti-hurricane gun, but all barrels, including: What should you realistically expect your insurance company to do for you? What walk-in clinics, gas stations, hospitals, grocery stores and home fix-up stores are likely to be open before, during or right after a hurricane? What essentials do you need to have on hand for emergency provisions? What shelters will accept you and your pets? Whats the best road out of here, and how far do you have to travel to reach safety? What are the best foods (and wines, why not?) for a fine culinary experience laid on without electricity? And thats not the half of it. Sooner or later if you live here, youll find yourself backed up against a hurricane.KNOW IF YOURE COVERED 5 8 10 6 & 918 22 21PREPARE YOUR CRITTERS WHERE TO GO NBC2S FIRST ALERT STORM TEAM MUST HAVES RECIPES AND TIPS STORES WITH GENERATORSinsurance food petssheltersexpertstoolspower SEE GUIDE, 4

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 HUGE PRICE REDUCTIONS ON ALL OTHER MATTRESSES IN THE STORE! T H E R M ATTRESSES IN T H E STORE! PILLOWTOP SPECIAL TWIN MATTRESSES For Kids And Guest Beds Starting At $ 83 QUEEN FROM $ 249 QUEEN SET ...... $ 623 KING SET ......... $ 941 TRIPLE CHOICE OF COMFORT! YOUR CHOICE OF LUXURY MATTRESSES FIRM, PLUSH OR PILLOWTOP JUNE SUPER MATTRESS SALE! JUNE SUPER MATTRESS SALE! YOU PAY NO SALES TAX! Open 7 Days! Mon Fri 9:30 8, Sat 9:30 6, Sun 10:30 5 99 9th St. South,U.S. 41 North at 1st Ave. South(next to Prestons Steakhouse, near Starbucks) with purchase of $399 and up! with purchase of $399 and up! FREE DELIVERY! FREE BEDFRAME! FREE REMOVALOF YOUR OLD MATTRESS! OR PLUS BARGAINS GALORE IN OUR CLEARANCE ROOM! Heres the deep golden noon hour come to rest on our place like a sleeping cat, long light and short shadows, ambers, greens and aging browns touching fungal splashes of palm-sized color (creams and pinks and raspberries) that patch the scaly ancient bark on oaken arms flung out high above the house all gathered in motionless repose. Trees whose great limbs otherwise nod and bow in dreaming conversation now reach only for the sky, as if restrained in worship at a sacred center, the center of the bright day. In other times of light or dark The wind-rocked woods make up a choreography of futuring, the endless act of passing on, I watch from porch or windows. Well join that dance before too long, but not in mid-day summer-turning May. Above, the punch-drunk cauliflower clouds in great heads swell into the skys blue bowl like giddy suitors. I promise, they seem to say. I promise an afternoon kiss. No need to add: And then the rain will come. (From a love letter, 20 miles inland. Written May 27, with photos of the next day.)COMMENTARY Remembering May: the center of the bright day rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 General ManagerShelley Lund slund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Pierce Reporters & ColumnistsRoger Williams Nancy Stetson Karen Feldman Peg Goldberg Longstreth Bill Cornwell Lois Bolin Alysia Shivers Artis Henderson Evan Williams Jim McCrackenPhotographerJim McLaughlinContributing PhotographersPeggy Farren Marla Ottenstein Lori YoungCopy EditorCathy CottrillProductionAlex Perez Amanda Hartman Kim Boone Jon Colvin Iris RiddleCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationJohn Noe Paul Neumann Rod Irvin Francie Moser Sherry NeumannAccount ExecutivesTauna Schott Melanie Glisson Nicole Masse nmasse@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2009 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On June 5, 1922, George W. Carmack, the first person to discover gold along the Klondike River, dies in Vancouver, British Columbia. Unlike many prospectors, Carmack was not consumed by the lust to find gold. He enjoyed playing the organ, reading periodicals and writing sentimental poetry. On June 7, 1893, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a young Indian lawyer, commits his first act of civil disobedience. Known as Mahatma, or the great soul, Gandhis persuasive methods of civil disobedience influenced leaders of civil-rights movements around the world, especially Martin Luther King Jr. OPINION Put Barack Obama in front of a teleprompter and one thing is certain hell make himself appear the most reasonable person in the room. Rhetorically, he is in the middle of any debate, perpetually surrounded by finger-pointing extremists who cant get over their reflexive combativeness and ideological fixations to acknowledge his surpassing thoughtfulness and grace. This is how Obama, whose position on abortion is indistinguishable from NARALs, can speechify on abortion at Notre Dame and come away sounding like a pitch-perfect centrist. Its natural, then, that his speech at the National Archives on national security should superficially sound soothing, reasonable and even a little put-upon (oh, what President Obama has to endure from all those finger-pointing extremists). But beneath its surface, the speech revealed something else: a president who has great difficulty admitting error; who cant discuss the position of his opponents without resorting to rank caricature; and who adopts an off-putting pose of above-it-all righteousness. Obama has reversed himself since becoming president on detaining terrorists indefinitely and trying them before military commissions. Once upon a time, these policies were blots on our honor; now they are simple necessities. Between the primary and the general election, candidate Obama changed his mind and embraced President George W. Bushs terrorist surveillance program. Last month, he countermanded his own Justice Departments decision not to contest a court decision that would have led to the release of photos of detainee abuse. A less self-consciously grandiose figure might feel the need to reflect on how his simplistic prior positions didnt fully take account of the difficulties inherent in fighting the war on terror. Not Obama. On the commissions, he explicitly denied changing his view and trumpeted cosmetic changes hes proposed as major reforms that will bring them in line with the rule of law. For all his championing of nuance, Obama comes back to one source for every dilemma: Bush. Under Bush, according to Obama, we set our principles aside as luxuries we could no longer afford. Even now, there are those are you listening Mr. Former V.P.? who think that Americas safety and success require us to walk away from the sacred principles enshrined in this building. What a shoddy smear. Excoriating Bush is good politics for Obama, which is what makes his repeated exhortations to look ahead so disingenuous. In his speech, he rued that we have a return of the politicization of these issues. In other words: Dick Cheney, please shut up. But when did the politicization of these issues end? Has the left ever stopped braying about Bushs war crimes? Obama bracingly politicized these very issues on the stump, staking out unsustainably purist positions because they suited his momentary political interest. Now thats hes president, he wants the debate to end. Hes above the grubbily disputatious culture of partisans and journalists. And hes above contradiction because, as ever, he occupies the middle ground, one obscured by two opposite and absolutist sides: those who recognize no terrorist threat and those who recognize no limits to executive power. And there Obama stands, bravely holding his flanks against straw men on all sides. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYWhat did it take to get more than 3,500 Collier County middle and high school students to participate in Drug Free Colliers Sun-N-Fun Lagoon concert events this spring? The answer leads to Drug Free Colliers mission to change the community environment with the collaboration of community partners. The Sun-N-Fun concerts could not have happened if the community had not pulled together. The team effort started with promoting the event. The Collier County School Districts Youth Resource Deputies from the Collier County Sheriffs Office distributed more than 18,000 promotional coupons throughout the middle and high schools. Press releases went out from the school district and were picked up by local newspapers, television and radio. B103.9FM promoted the events and was on site to distribute the door prizes provided by Planet Smoothie, Play and Trade and Abbots Frozen Custard. For both events, Collier Parks and Recreation sponsored free admittance to the park for all middle and high school students. Co-sponsors such as Hodges University, The Dock and Riverwalk restaurants and many local donations added support. Collier County Schools provided buses so that 200 Immokalee students could attend. Lastly, parents could drop off their children and know that they were safe in a drugand alcohol-free environment because the Collier County Sheriffs Office and Drug Free Collier volunteers chaperoned the events. There is no silver bullet in preventing juvenile substance abuse. Educators say that parenting is key, and parents look to the school system for guidance. Interestingly, in her book The Nurture Assumption, author Judith Harris looks outside the family and schools and points at the peer group and community as the important shapers of the childs psyche. She indicates that it is better for a child to grow up in a good community and a troubled family than in a troubled community and a good family. Although parents and schools are crucial to the development of a childs personality, Ms. Harris argues that children identify with their friends and community surroundings more than with their parents, modifying their behavior to fit with the peer group, which ultimately helps to form the character of the individual. Essentially, most would agree that prevention involves a combination of all of the above. A new initiative of Drug Free Collier within the Collier County School District supports the importance of peer influence. During the 2009-2010 academic year, high school students will create and run their own anti-drug campaign. They will speak out and tell their peers that the majority of them refuse drugs and make wise choices. The innovation of this campaign is the data source. Students will back up their campaign statements with their own statistics from a December 2008 survey that revealed their perception of drug use among their peers versus the actual use. Anti-drug campaigns have traditionally focused on the negative or the lack of parental commitment. Through a social norming campaign, high school students are empowered to promote that a healthy mind and body are the norm and not the exception. The product of their campaign is positive peer influence, which in turn, enhances the level of comfort among youths about making the right choice to refuse alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The answer to What does it take to get 3,500 students to participate in a safe and drug free community event? is easy. It takes you Collier County residents, organizations and businesses, providing resources and energy for a cause that can save thousands of children from a drugaddicted life. Drug Free Collier is your coalition, and it is dedicated to bringing the community together to work under a unified paradigm of prevention. Whatever research or theory one chooses to subscribe to, the community is pivotal to the success of preventing substance abuse. Prevention starts in the neighborhood, with residents deciding to change their environment to one that is safe and drug free. Drug Free Collier and its community partners are ready to assist those that seek guidance on how to change their neighborhood. Contact Drug Free Collier at 377-0535 or visit our Web site,, to join us in our mission to prevent juvenile substance abuse in Collier County. Maria Victoria Delgado, executive director Drug Free CollierIt takes a community to prevent juvenile substance abuseGUEST COMMENTARY President above-it-all



PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009, 2009 divorced, Ms. Reed says the marriage brought her the greatest prize of her life: her son Carter, whos now 8 years old. The urge to travel is deeply embedded in Ms. Reed, and so is talent shes had lucrative offers to move back to Albania and to several other places, including Kazakhstan, with her son. But shes a mother, first. It was a great opportunity. It would have paid well, and there was travel involved. But if you go anywhere in Kazakhstan, youll be gone for four days, she says, with no tone of regret. Who would pick (Carter) up from school? Who would be there when he scraped his knees? As tough as it was, it was also the only decision there was: To find something that clicked with me, with my preferences and my educational background, which by now included a masters degree in public administration with a focus on nonprofit administration. For some reason, she says, ever since the Peace Corps shes wanted to be part of something larger than mere buying and selling and the Naples Historical Society, with its soon-to-be completed oral histories (Naples Oral Histories: If These Walls Could Talk), along with its special childrens programs, its gardens and its potent sense of place, is that larger thing. Im one of the new converts to Naples, she says. I believe in it. My son deserves a safe and secure and consistent environment. I want him to be part of a family (from Cincinnati to Naples). So some of this (choosing her career) is not all about making money. Its about something more important that makes you tick. 15 MINUTES She left behind a bit of herself, though, in the form of a book: The Art of Marketing, a guidebook for new entrepreneurs published in Albanian, which she speaks fluently.Instead of returning to the states, she spent the next four years working as a business consultant in Armenia, the Ukraine and Hungary.Ms. Reed had become an internationalist, and might have remained one. But as luck would have it, she had also met the man whom she would later marry an American economist who was traveling and working in Europe. Together they decided to return home. We wanted a place with tremendous growth and opportunity I had seen what it was like without that and so we looked at Houston, Las Vegas and the southwest coast of Florida, she says. After exploring from Tampa south to the Keys, they settled in Naples. Although the couple eventually Elaine Reed got to Naples, where shes a single mother first and the executive director of the Naples Historical Society at Palm Cottage second, because she was sitting around one day reading a trade weekly, Advertising Age.At the time, she was a high-income, creative fireball, the first and only woman (and one of the youngest people) in a senior executive position at a boutique advertising agency in Cincinnati, her hometown. Then she came to the crossroads. It didnt look like a crossroads; in fact, it was a typical article in a prominent trade magazine, the kind of thing she read all the time. But it was definitely the crossroads. I opened the magazine and I started reading this story about a gym shoe company. The brand was so powerful children were hurting others to get the shoes off their feet. This was in Upstate New York. I said, This is not what I want to do create powerful brands, she recalls. So did Ms. Reed flee to Naples? No. She went to Albania. But first she joined the Peace Corps, becoming a 29-year-old volunteer with an undergraduate degree in marketing not your typical do-good international idealist. She selected one of the most remote and isolated countries in Eastern Europe, she says, because it lay in a region shed always wanted to visit. You had about 30 days to decide if you wanted your assignment, she recalls, adding it took her about 30 seconds to say, Yes! The experience proved life altering. Ms. Reed spent four years in Albania, two in the Peace Corps and two as a business consultant helping the tiny nations economy westernize. Then she had to be airlifted out forever, in 1997, as the place imploded. I take my hat off to the embassy and USAID office (United States Agency for International Development), she says. It was my first up-close encounter with our soldiers who were on the ground. These young 18and 19-year-old Americans, they were so good. They could have commanded anybody to do anything. It was very emotional and hard to leave. That resonance and her connection to those troops who rescued her might have come in part because of Ms. Reeds close and loving family, which included five children and conservative, Catholic values. Her mother was a homemaker and her father a highly decorated veteran of World War II, a CPA who talked about the war in Europe. That may have sparked something in her, she postulates. I have always taken the road to be explored, she says. The Albanian people, in addition to celebrating an intense and long history unlike anything Ms. Reed and most Americans have ever witnessed, were people to be deeply admired. They are ethical, honest, hardworking I have great hope for (the country) because the people are remarkable, she explains, noting that a community of several hundred Albanians has settled in or around Naples.Elaine Reeds travels lead from an ad agency to Albania to Palm CottageBY ROGER WILLIAMS ___________________rwilliams@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO Elaine Reed


WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NEWS A7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY *Plus 6% sales tax. 2009 Golf dues are $8,500. Membership is non-refundable. 18520 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 www.MiromarLakes.comFor additional information contact:Ken McMaster, PGA, Director of Golf & Membership (239) 481-5721 Arthur Hills only Signature championship golf course in Southwest Florida Golf Clubhouse driving range & practice fairway Invitational Membership 0% down, 4% interest ASSOCIATE GOLF MEMBERSHIP ZERO DOWN LOW INTEREST FINANCING $45,000* We Will BEAT Euro Kitchen Designs 234.1587 | M-F 9-5pm | Sat 10-5pm|| Up to 50% off select designs ask for detailsSUMMER SAVINGSCollier County Housing and Human Services has purchased its first foreclosed home to assist in providing affordable housing to residents. The house at 41st Avenue Northeast in Golden Gate Estates will undergo minor renovations new carpeting and appliances, painting of interior walls, replacement of the well pump and installation of hurricane shutters before it will be offered for sale. The purchase price was $74,000. The selling price will be the purchase amount plus rehabilitation costs. As part of its grant application to the Housing and Economic Recovery Acts Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the countys Housing and Human Services Department has identified three zip codes in which it will purchase homes: 34120, 34112 and 34116 in Golden Gate Estates, East Naples and Golden Gate City, respectively. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program legislation will provide $7,306,755 to Collier County for purchasing foreclosed homes, renovate them as needed and sell them to qualified families. Income qualifications for the NSP are set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as follows: $83,760 for a family of four, $75,360 for a family of three, $66,960 for a family of two and $58,680 for a family of one. NSP-assisted homes must remain affordable for 15 years. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act sets an annual appreciation limit for NSP assisted homes. For more information, call 252-4663. County buys first foreclosed home under stimulus planSummer has started at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, the water park operated by Collier County Parks & Recreation. From now through the beginning of the new school year, Sun-N-Fun in is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attractions include a waterslide into the 1,200-foot-long Sunnys Lazy River, a heated family pool, a childrens wading and water activity area and Turtle Cove for ages 5-12 with lily pads and ropes for climbing. Guests who show a Florida drivers license with a Collier County address will receive $2 off the regular $12 cost of entry for anyone 48 inches tall and above. Children 3 and younger enter free, and those shorter than 48 inches enter for $5.50. Group rates, seasonal passes and party packages are also available. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is in North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road. For more information, call 252-4021 or visit Make waves this summer at Sun-N-Fun

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 worse by stress. Substance abuse is no different. The stress of the economy is affecting people, no doubt. Christine Holmes, who oversees specialty services (including substance abuse) at the David Lawrence Center in Naples, agrees. In times of great stress, such as we are experiencing now, coping mechanisms that individuals use to manage their lives can break down and become dysfunctional, she says.The local pictureSouthwest Florida mirrors what is occurring nationally. In a poll taken last September by the American Psychological Association, 80 percent of respondents said they were experiencing stress directly related to the economy. The National Sleep Foundation reports that 27 percent of the people it surveyed are experiencing difficulty sleeping because of anxieties related to the economy. And last January, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline said the economy played a central role in a dramatic upsurge in telephone calls from people contemplating self-destruction. The economy and fear of whats going to happen is having a huge effect, according to Sarah Bullard Steck, a Washington, D.C., therapist who runs the employee assistance program for the U.S. Commerce Department. Ms. Steck told The New York Times that economic uncertainty leads to severe anxiety more marital strife, some domestic violence, some substance abuse. Locally, professionals say poor economic conditions mean that many people who are undergoing problems related to stress are actually delaying treatment or hoping to avoid it altogether. The result is that those who finally do seek treatment often are in an acute or critical stage of their disorder. We are seeing more people with dual substance abuse addictions, says Mrs. Holmes, who is a licensed mental health counselor. By the time we see them, the severity of the addiction is greater than we generally saw in the past. The reluctance to seek treatment may be associated, in small part, with the stigma some in our society place on those who acknowledge problems with substance abuse or with other common mental health ailments, such as depression or anxiety. Many (people who need help) are often isolated, depressed and embarrassed, Mrs. Holmes says. But she and Mr. Lewis say that while prejudicial attitudes still exist, they are gradually eroding and that the public is generally more accepting of those who enter treatment. Many who are unashamed to seek help are constrained, however, because they may have lost their job and have no health insurance, or if they are insured they may be unable to make co-payments. Even fees that are offered at greatly reduced or rock-bottom rates are beyond the means of all too many victims of the recession. There are alternatives to clinical treatment, especially in the area of substance abuse. Twelve Step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous are free, open to anyone and easily found by consulting a telephone directory. But these groups, which can provide the foundation for long-term recovery, are not designed to address acute problems that require immediate medical attention. As the (economic) problems persist, access to appropriate treatment goes down, says Mr. Lewis. We can see this in our outpatient programs. Many people dont realize that substance abuse treatment doesnt necessarily mean inpatient treatment. More people are treated as outpatients. SWFAS currently has about 1,000 outpatients, which Mr. Lewis says represents about a 5 percent drop over this point last year. He says 110 patients are receiving treatment as inpatients. The bulk of our treatment is outpatient, and that always surprises people, but that is not unlike other medical services, he says. The 5 percent reduction in outpatients may be a result of the economy and not reflective of the true scope of the problem. In a recession, people either cut back or cut out things, and that includes medical care of all kinds, he says. People will postpone having their teeth cleaned, to give an example, and people will delay treatment for substance abuse if they are having a tough time with finances. SWFAS new detox facility is booked solid, he says, and that is indicative of the tendency toward delaying treatment until the addiction has progressed to the point of medical emergency. In this economy, the demand shifts to emergency services, so you see an increase in the detox unit, he says. There are currently about 25 people receiving treatment in the unit, and Mr. Lewis says there is usually a waiting list of 30 to 40. He hopes to be able to eventually accommodate 40 patients in detox, but current funding and staffing levels simply do not allow for that. With demand increasing and resources both for the patient and for the facility at a premium, treatment centers are faced with tough decisions about whom they will treat. Both SWFAS and David Lawrence attempt to provide treatment through measures like sliding fees, Medicaid and grants. They discourage no one from seeking treatment at their facilities. But the reality is that tough choices must be made regarding who will or will not be treated. We have to pick and choose who we spend money on, says Mrs. Holmes. We have to prioritize treatment. It often is a matter of whose addiction or illness will have the most devastating effect on the community. At the top of this prioritized list, she explains, are pregnant women and people with dependent children. It may be that a homeless man who has no children, who we would have treated in the past, may not be able to receive treatment, she adds. This is not what we want, but it is where we are. Children are always a consideration. Mrs. Holmes says that on an average day, about 100 people receive some sort of care at David Lawrence. The center maintains a 12-bed detox facility (Its almost always full, she notes), a 16-bed short-term residential treatment unit and a variety of outpatient programs. As if all of this bad news isnt enough, Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Holmes say an increasing trend toward the abuse of opiates (powerful painkillers, heroin, morphine and the like) and a wide variety of prescribed drugs is leading to longer and more medically complex stays in detox, where waiting lists are commonplace. The average stay in detox is now five to six days, says Mr. Lewis. It had been around three days not so long ago, but the primary reason for the increase is a change in the drugs of choice. It is the opiates and prescription drugs that dominate, and these require a longer detox. Twenty years ago, he says, about one in 20 people detoxing at SWFAS was there for opiate or prescription drug withdrawal. Now he puts that figure at 12 to 13 out of 20 in detox. Mrs. Holmes reports a similar phenomenon at her facility. The ready availability of prescription drugs, and a preference among young people for these substances are the primary factors driving the upsurge in this particular form of abuse, both Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Holmes say. Neither Mr. Lewis nor Mrs. Holmes offer assurances that things will get better anytime soon. As long as the economy falters, the stress will remain and funds to deal with the inevitable psychological casualties will be stretched to the breaking point. Mrs. Holmes says those with financial issues can counter stress by taking sensible steps on their own. She counsels healthy eating, exercise and proper rest. But as a realist, she knows that doing the right thing is much harder when times are tough financially. She explains: Take eating, for example. People who are having a hard time with finances generally eat poorly. The truth is that it is cheaper to eat things that are bad for you. It costs more to eat the right things, and people often dont have the money for proper nutrition. And exercising is hard when you are depressed and anxious, although exercise can help those two conditions. But it is hard to get motivated. In tough times, she goes on, the brain can become a persons worst enemy. If things are bad, the brain tells you to feel sorry for yourself, she says. It tells you to be self-indulgent, not disciplined. People under stress begin to isolate and withdraw from social activities, and this makes things worse. We all probably know what we should do, but the brain often hops on the opposing track and urges us to do what we shouldnt. Maintaining sobriety or emotional equilibrium is a battle that growing numbers of Southwest Floridians who are living under crushing financial stress must wage on a daily and sometimes on a minute-to-minute basis. The unpleasant truth is this: In this economy, the battle sometimes is fought alone. ANXIETYFrom page 1 LEWIS HOLMES if you need help>> If emotional disorders or problems with alcohol or drugs are impairing your day-to-day functioning, help is available through the David Lawrence Center in Naples and SWFAS, or Southwest Florida Addiction Services, in Fort Myers. The David Lawrence Center provides treatment for substance abuse and emotional problems. In addition to its headquarters at 6075 Bathey Lane in Naples, theres a satellite facility in Immokalee at 425 North First St. Call (239) 455-8500 to reach the Naples center or (239) 657-4434 for the Immokalee facility. Telephones are answered 24/7. >> SWFAS treats chemical dependency and abuse at its adult outpatient facility at 3763 Evans Ave. in Fort Myers. Call 332-6989 anytime. >> SWFAS and David Lawrence specialists take calls and will advise if immediate emergency care is needed or if further evaluations and consultations are in order. They will also answer preliminary questions regarding payment options for their inpatient and outpatient programs. All information is con dential. >> Payment plans are available at both David Lawrence and SWFAS, and no one is discouraged from seeking treatment, regardless of their nancial situation. Both facilities charge for their services, but they attempt to make treatment available to as many patients as possible. Space is limited in some treatment regimes especially detox, where waiting lists are common.COURTESY PHOTOSAbove, programs at the David Lawrence Center in Naples include group therapy sessions. Left, Southwest Florida Addiction Services new facility in Fort Myers.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NEWS A11 20% OFF As a child born in a third world country, I dared to dream big, began Djeunie Saint Louis from the stage of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts during the 19th annual Golden Apple Celebration hosted by The Education Foundation of Collier County. I wanted to become a doctor, scientist, lawyer, writer, musician, astronaut but little did I know about the monetary factor involved with such ambitious dreams. When I learned about scholarships, such as Take Stock In Children, that would help offset the cost of a college education, I was astonished. I honestly could not fathom the reason why a stranger would want to contribute to my education.Ms. Saint Louis TSIC mentor, Brenda Ruth, remembers meeting Djeunie (pronounced Jenny) as a seventh-grader and describes her back then as incredibly shy and afraid to hear herself speak. And now, as a graduating senior from Golden Gate High School, her presence was riveting for the audience of more than 1,300 people at the Phil.I have been part of Take Stock since the seventh grade, Djeunie said. This program has been my motivation for academic excellence, and my mentor has always been there for me and is a positive role model.As a TSIC scholar, Djeunie fulfilled a promise to remain drugand crime-free, maintain good grades and meet weekly with her mentor. In turn, she earned a TSIC tuition scholarship for a Florida state college. She was one of 11 graduates in The Education Foundations TSIC Class of 2009. The foundation administers the TSIC program for all middle and high schools in Collier County, except for those in Immokalee. There are 121 students in the foundations program.The power of TSIC is really the power of a promise a promise from a student to work hard, a promise from parents to support her/him, a promise from a mentor, donor and community. When everyone fulfills their promise, the community reaps the reward of a young adult, armed with an education and understanding of a commitment to a common good. The Education Foundation and Djeunies TSIC mentor, her teachers and staff at Golden Gate High School and her family watched Djeunie grow into a compassionate, strong, intelligent, determined leader.In addition to supporting Djeunie through TSIC, the foundation provided other opportunities by supporting her teachers, one of who is Lieutenant Colonel Paul Garrah. As a member of the 2008 Education Foundation Academy of Teachers, Mr. Garrah partnered with business leader Lillian Roche Take Stock in Children graduate dares to dream bigBY LISA CHURCH_________________Special to Florida Weeklyfrom US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management to expose his students to real-life interviewing contexts. He also took his group of students to Washington D.C., and applied for a Connect with a Classroom grant through The Education Foundations online grant program for teachers. Through the generosity of the Suncoast for Kids Foundation through the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, the foundation funded $2,000 of this once-in-alifetime opportunity for students.During a recent taping of a District Digest segment about the Washington D.C., trip, Collier County Schools Superintendent Dennis Thompson delivered some wonderful news to Djeunie. He told her she had earned an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School, and upon successful completion, she will have a cadet position reserved for her at West Point Academy.To her TSIC scholarship donors, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Watson, Djeunie said, I have come to fully realize your generosity. Thank you so much for the investment you made in my future. The only way I can begin to express my gratitude is by working hard and eventually giving back. It is my goal to serve my country in the Army Medical Corps as an officer.Educating our children is a community responsibility, and investing in education is one of the best investments you can make. The Education Foundation works to connect people and resources in a way that best serves the needs of students and teachers to make a solid investment in our future. Congratulations to Djeunie, and to our entire community, for a job well done! Lisa Church is senior vice president at The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to enhance learning for Collier County children and their teachers by engaging community support. For more information, call 643-4755 or visit Joe Landon, communication and information officer for Collier County public schools, also contributed to this piece. 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PAGE 12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Need a recipe for lemonade? Just ask Holland SalleyTrue entrepreneurial spiritBefore making the move, Mr. Salley interviewed with Julius Fleischmann, one of the countrys foremost philanthropists who had several ventures in the Naples area. When he greeted him in the formal Palm Beach manner by calling him Mr. Fleischmann, his interviewer immediately and politely told Mr. Salley, Please, just call me Junkie. Mr. Salley knew he was going to like this new place. On June 1, 1953, the Salley family began a new chapter of their lives. Mr. Salleys first office was on Third Street South in the Greenwich House South. It later moved to a new building, built by Mr. Fleischmann, in the area occupied today by Tommy Bahama and Sea Salt. Coming from Palm Beach, Mr. Salley was accustomed to working with only the highest quality craftsmen. But that proved impossible in Naples, where skilled laborers were few and far between. Youd have to get very creative with makeshift replacement items, Mr. Salley remembers, adding, In hindsight, it was fun, but not at the time. He ended up training many workmen himself, which served him well when the entrepreneurial urge came to have his own business. In 1958, with the support of a financial backer, Mr. Salley purchased Smiths Furniture Store, formerly owed by Mayor Roy Smiths brother, John Smith, and renamed it Holland Salley Interior Design. Two years later, Mr. Salley made more lemonade this time by the gallons. By the time Hurricane Donna hit on Sept. 10, 1960, Holland Salley Interior Design had earned a fine reputation for style and service. There were other furniture stores in town, yes, but there was only one design studio and only one Holland Salley. And with hurricane insurance money to spend, everyone wanted the best.The Holland T. Sally LIFE AwardIn 2003, Edison State College established the Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education (LIFE) Award and named Mr. Salley its first recipient. It has been awarded each year since to a deserving community steward. Mr. Salleys impact on Naples goes far beyond his success in business. He truly honored the mission of his alma mater, Pratt Institute, to not only develop all of his creativity, but also to be a responsible contributor to society. Yes, Mr. Salley has made a significant mark on the heart of his community. Its funny to think that his heart is what led him here in the first place. 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.orgHave you ever known someone who could always turn lemons into lemonade? Last week I visited one of those fine lemonade makers whos also the kind of gentleman we used to admire in the movies the kind whod tip their hat and rush to open the car door for a lady, all the while fighting off some villain, metaphorical or literal, with nary a bead of sweat nor a break in his confident stride. Just three months into recovery from a broken neck and most relieved to have shed the 40-pound halo that accompanied his recuperation, Holland Sally welcomed me warmly as we sat down to chat not about his injuries, but about goings-on in the Naples community.From east to west in FloridaMr. Salley, who earned his Rotary Clubs 50-Year Perfect Attendance pen last year, turned 90 years old this week. He was born June 2, 1919, in Louisiana, which is where his Southern charm, no doubt, was well honed. He was schooled at Pratt Institute in New York City and studied further in France before landing an interior design position in Palm Beach in 1948. He worked with the elite citizenry of that town for five years before moving to Naples with his wife Mary Jeanne and their sons, Scott and Stephen. Just how Mr. Salley ended up in Naples is one of his lemons-to-lemonade stories. With the Korean War on the horizon, Mr. Salley, like so many honorable men of our greatest generation, went for his physical, BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyHolland T. Salleyonly to be ordered home because of high blood pressure, the doctors words looming in his ears: With any luck youll live to be 40, so go on home and make the most of your life. He was 34 years old. One of his Palm Beach design companys clients was Barron Collier Jr., whom Mr. Salley asked for advice about a good place to live a quiet, but productive, life. Mr. Collier suggested Naples, which at that time was just a fishing village on the other coast. In time, Mr. Collier assured the young interior designer, if he was patient and worked hard, he would find the move worth his while.COURTESY PHOTO


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PAGE 14 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 than 40, it is best to check with your physician first to make sure your heart is healthy enough to participate before starting any exercise program, said Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina, Medical Director of Lee Physician Group and the Cape Coral Wellness Center. He encourages people who have been sedentary to start at a low intensity and progress slowly until theyve become used to the game. Gaming systems could mean added years to your life. Wii is one way to get 30 minutes of exercise per day, as recommended by the American Heart Association. If unable to do other exercises or get to the gym, this type of individualized computer program is a great way to do something physical, said Dr. Lacagnina. Anything that gets people off the couch and moving is a step in the right direction. Wii is also useful for maintaining memory. Anything that gets your attention is better than something you get bored with. Research has shown that video and computer games interest people, said Dr. Michael Raab, a local geriatrician who works with Lee Memory Care. Ten Super Foods for Good HealthWith all the media attention on healthy eating these days, its hard to keep track of the latest and greatest tips for sustaining your body with good nutrition. Elizabeth McCormick, a registered dietitian with the Lee Center for Weight Management, suggests the following 10 foods as excellent nutritional staples for a healthy diet and shares a few of the reasons that these choices make the super food list: Salmon Salmon is a great source of omega3 fats. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that are proven to help lower triglycerides, prevent heart arrhythmias and decrease inflammation, Ms. McCormick said. Spinach Spinach is very high in iron, as well as vitamins A and C, which are both powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants can help lower your risk for certain diseases and cancers, Ms. McCormick said. LegumesBeans in general are a good source of soluble fiber and can help lower your cholesterol and your risk for heart disease. Beans are also a great source of protein and complex carbohydrates, so they provide your body with steady energy. Eggs Eggs are economical, versatile and nutritious. Theyre low in calories, and they have all the essential amino acids, so they serve as a complete protein. Almonds Almonds are a healthy source of monounsaturated fat. They contain a lot of vitamin E, another powerful antioxidant. Creating your own 100-calorie almond pack is a healthy snack idea. Low-fat or fat-free yogurt Low-fat or fat-free yogurt is an excellent source of protein, and it also contains healthy bacteria, which can promote good digestion and boost immunity. Berries Berries are packed with antioxidants and are low in calories. They are also high in water and fiber, which keeps you feeling full longer. Oatmeal The soluble fiber in oatmeal can help lower your cholesterol and keep you feeling full longer. Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes have a large amount of vitamin A, which can help decrease your risk of cataracts, and potassium, which can help lower blood pressure. Kiwi One kiwi provides almost 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Dont want to completely skip your favorite foods? Then try small changes at first, like using almonds on your salad instead of croutons. Small changes can also help you sustain healthy eating longer. Try adding in a different super food to your diet every day. About Wii Nintendo released the Wii gaming system in November 2006. About 19.6 million consoles have been sold in the U.S. Among the Wii sports available are tennis, baseball, golf, bowling and boxing. Wii Fit, launched in May 2008, involves a pressure-sensitive balance board and comes with 40 exerciseoriented games, including yoga, skijumping and hula-hooping. HEALTHY LIVINGWii Fitness: Its not just for teensLinda Kirby had never played a Wii before she picked up a controller at SHARE Club North, a local senior center for residents. I love it, she said, swinging her arm and simultaneously releasing the trigger on the remote to virtually knock down some pins. Unlike traditional video game systems controlled by a players thumbs and fingers, Wii games respond to a players body movements. Kirby used to actively play sports before her bad hip forced her to give them up. Wii Bowling enables her to continue one of her favorite pastimes without the pain a real game of bowling could incite. I can do this like I used to bowl. It keeps me up on my feet and gives me some exercise, she said. Bowling and other sports games from Nintendos Wii gaming system arrived at the SHARE Club North location in March, and the software perhaps better known for getting tech-loving kids and their parents off the couch is quickly gaining traction with seniors in Southwest Florida. Even Nintendo has taken note of the appeal to baby boomers and older users. Though the demographic breakdown is not available at this time, said Denise Kaigler, vice president of corporate affairs for Nintendo of America. We know a lot of senior communities are having fun with Wii. Sue Maxwell, MSW, system director of gerontology for Lee Memorial Health System, agreed that Wii is just plain fun. We really feel that senior centers need to offer different opportunities for sports and physical activity other than just the usual swimming pool and pool table. Wii fills that need for something different, she said. Besides exercise, it provides lots of opportunities for socialization and team building. Through the use of Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, gamers can compete against others across town or across the globe. Seniors at SHARE Club North Center recently participated in a bowling tournament with seniors at an assisted living facility without ever meeting face-to-face. Wii enables us to build relationships with other community organizations that are similar, Maxwell said. Its like having a bowling league without ever going to the bowling alley. Wii Fitness may require a physicians sign-off. Seniors and others should observe a few simple precautions when starting a Wii fitness or sports regime. For people who have never participated in formal exercise or those older BY DANA THIMONS ____________________Dana.Thimons@leememorial.orgCOURTESY PHOTOS Seniors at SHARE Club North Center recently participated in a bowling tournament using the Nintendo Wii gaming system. Nintendos Wii gaming system. The new Wii Fit program rolled out about a year ago and involves a pressuresensitive balance board and comes with 40 exercise-oriented games, including yoga, soccer and ski-jumping. Wii Fit will tell you how long its been since you logged in last and gives you computerized encouragement. So Wii has the interest factor and the record keeping ability, Dr. Raab said. Regular exercise can help with balance, cardiovascular health and strength, Dr. Raab said. In addition, people who participate in regular physical activity experience less memory loss over time.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NEWS A15 The 23rd annual Naples Fitness Challenge Triathlon starts at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club with a 5K run, continuing with a 15K bike ride and finishing with a .25-mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Organizers anticipate 700 individual competitors ages 14-80, and more than 30 teams. The traditional triathlon sequence calls for swim, bike, run and has a daunting mass water start. Because of its reverse order and shorter distances, the Naples Fitness Challenge Triathlon draws many more novice competitors. Additionally, the three-member team aspect of the Naples event garners athletes with an interest in a single component of the competition. A portion of the funds raised by the 2009 Naples Fitness Challenge Triathlon will benefit local chapters of the American Red Cross and Zonta Club. For more information, contact race director Linda Gregory at 403-4099 or Naples Harley-Davidson and Hooters of Naples are holding a Fun in the Sun Poker Run to benefit Bike for Tykes on Sunday, June 7. Bikes for Tykes provides bicycles to underprivileged children. Registration for the poker run is $20 per bike, plus $10 for a passenger, and includes a T-shirt and breakfast served by Hooters at 9 a.m. The first bike out will leave Naples HarleyDavidson at 3645 Gateway Lane at 9:30 a.m. and head to Hooters locations on Fort Myers Beach and in Cape Coral and Fort Myers before returning to Hooters in Naples by 3 p.m. For more information and to register, contact Nicole Curran at Naples Harley-Davidson, 594-5504 or NicoleC@ Hundreds of golf balls, one of which will be worth $500, will drop from a helicopter onto a green at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort as part of a reception for the sixth annual Executive Womens Golf Association Ladies Charity Pro-Am. The holder of the number of the ball that lands closets to the pin will get a $500 cash prize; additional prizes will be awarded for the second and third closest golf balls. Golf ball tickets are on sale for $10 per ticket or $20 for three tickets. Winners need not be present to win. The ball drop will happen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12; tournament play tees off at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 13. Over the past five years, the EWGA tournament has raised more than $42,000 for the PACE Center for Girls and the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf. Girls from both charities will participate in the helicopter ride and assist in dropping the balls. The PACE Center for Girls assists those ages 11-18 who are experiencing difficulty or conflict in school and at home. PACEs purpose is to help at-risk girls complete their education, build self-esteem and develop personal, social and family relationship skills. LPGA*USGA Girls Golf provides local girls an opportunity to achieve success, progress in golf and learn life lessons inherent to the game, such as patience, respect, perseverance and honesty. For more information about the tournament, or to purchase tickets for the golf ball drop, contact Lori Cook North at 287-0780 or Pro-Am tourney will benefit two local charities for girlsPoker run will help buy bikes for kids Get ready, get set for triathlon challenge www.bonitahealthcenter.com3501 Health Center Blvd Bonita Springs FL 34135 239.949.1050 URGENT CARE Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday 8:00am to 12:00 noonSUMMER HOURS A partnership between: Presidential Models Limited Instant Rebate Offer Valid Through 7/15/09 1-866-558-0312 HHA299992099Services Available NationwideYou now have a choice to keep a frail, aging person in their own home and out of a nursing home. Let our professional Care Managers and their integrated team of SeniorBridge Caregivers provide care in your home 24/7. Benefits of SeniorBridge: Reduced hospitalizations Better overall physical health Improved quality of life Less family stress y stress S eniorBri dg m 5621 Strand Blvd. Suite 301 Naples (239) 594-5004 14260 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103 Fort Myers (239) 561-7100 Living Safely in the Comfort of Your Home June 7 Bikes i des r ivi d b y T h e tions on Fo in C My 5 94 hd na pl e

PAGE 16 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is celebrating World Oceans Day on Monday, June 8, by inviting the public to visit the new loggerhead sea turtle at the Discovery Center. Kids will be admitted free with a coupon available on the organizations Web site. Visitors can see the juvenile female loggerhead throughout the day, with special presentations scheduled at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Staff naturalists will feed the turtle during the 3 p.m. show. The two shows are repeated daily Monday through Saturday. The juvenile loggerhead will live at the Conservancy for three to four years, reaching a length of about 18 inches before it will be released into the wild. During its stay at the Conservancy, it will serve as an ambassador for its species to educate the public about the importance of protecting sea turtles. World Oceans Day falls within the loggerhead sea turtle nesting season, which began May 1 and continues through Oct. 31. During this time, beachgoers are encouraged to be very careful to avoid disturbing nesting sites. Its also important to abide by county restrictions concerning lights on the beach. Turtle hatchlings find their way to the Gulf waters guided by moonlight, and can be confused by exterior lighting from homes or businesses. Residents/ businesses should turn off their exterior lighting. Security lights should be motion detected only. The coupon for free childs admission to the Conservancy Nature Center and Discovery Center is at For more information, call 262-0304. A Florida panther was captured on video as the big cat took a morning stroll on the boardwalk at Audubons Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Typically shy and nocturnal, panthers prefer to avoid people, and daylight sightings are extremely rare. The video, which is posted on YouTube at watch?v=RGq0kuHROiU, was shot shortly after 8 a.m. on May 12 as the panther walked from the pine flatwood across a prairie and into the cypress forest. Corkscrew volunteers Dick Brewer and Phil Nye saw the cat ahead of them on the boardwalk; Mr. Brewer shot the video as the panther continued on the boardwalk for almost half a mile before finally jumping off and disappearing. It was incredible, Mr. Brewer says. I only wish it had been walking toward us instead of away so we could have seen more of it.Mark Lotz, a panther biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, looked at the video and concluded that the panther is a female. The risk of harm to a person who encounters a panther is low, Mr. Lotz says. Generally speaking, panthers are shy and secretive and prefer to move about when there are no people around. If someone moves toward a panther or makes an aggressive move, such as throwing something or making a loud noise, they normally get up and get out of the area. Based on photos and videos the FWC has received, Corkscrew is among the top three places in Florida where people might see a panther, Mr. Lotz says. Everglades National Park and Fakahatchee Strand are the other two parks where visitors have had the rare opportunity to see a Florida panther.Fewer than 100 of the critically endangered cats exist in Southwest Florida, according to the FWC. Its population is threatened primarily by loss, degradation and fragmentation of its habitat as a result of urban expansion. In addition to managing Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary for the protection of important habitat, Audubon is working with landowners in Collier County to create the Florida Panther Protection Program to guarantee that the panthers roaming Corkscrew will be able to expand their range and population size. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is open from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. everyday between April 11 and Sept. 30 and from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Oct. 1 and April 10. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NEWS A17 I will never forget the first time I held a ruby-throated hummingbird. It had flown in through an open window, and as I cupped my hand around the tiny body, I felt no weight at all. I took it outdoors and opened my hands, and in a flash, the tiny bird was gone. Ive since been fascinated by the fact that these lovely little creatures beat their wings up to 80 times a second (200 during a dive), and their heart beats more than 1,000 times a minute all this in a body weighing less than a penny! Males are easily spotted by their brilliant red neck feathers, which trap microscopic air bubbles and cause an iridescent ruby color in bright light. The females lack pretty ruby throats, but both sexes have metallic green backs. Centuries ago, Indians used these colorful feathers to decorate costumes. Ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) inhabit eastern parts of the United States and are by far the most common hummingbirds in Florida. Some are here year round, while others migrate from eastern Canada and New England, flying across the Gulf of Mexico to Mexico and South America.Its a common myth that ruby-throated hummingbirds hitch rides on Canadian geese. If thats not true, then how do they fly more than 450 miles nonstop without eat-The ruby-throated hummingbird: A tiny, aerodynamic marvel BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSing? The answer is they gorge themselves just before migrating. A larger bird would be grounded, but the tiny but strong and amazingly efficient hummingbird can still fly after packing on an extra 40 percent of its body weight. Migratory males arrive in Florida in March, followed by females about a week later. Because both sexes depend on nectar to survive, their migration is timed to coincide with blooming flowers such as the jewelweed and the spotted touch-me-not (hummingbirds are partial to red, orange and yellow flowers).Non-resident birds migrate north in the spring, sometimes before northern flowers are blooming, in which case they feed on insects and tree sap instead of nectar.Female hummers build walnut-sized nests in trees using plant material and bits of lichen held together with spider webs. Once her nest is complete, she lays two eggs. Incubation periods vary greatly and can be up to 31 days in cool weather. In South Florida, females do not always sit on their eggs. Sometimes they must shade the eggs with their wings when the sun is too hot. They can raise two broods in Florida because of the extended warm weather.All hummingbirds have big appetites and stomachs that can hold their body weight in nectar. They do not suck the nectar, but rather lick it at rates of 12 times a second every 10 to 15 minutes during the day. At night, they lower their body temperature and heart rate to conserve energy. Otherwise they would starve. Aerodynamically, there is no bird like a hummer, which can hover and even fly backwards. Their wings pivot at the shoulder, allowing them to move in almost any direction. Their primitive voices sound like sharp squeaks, and the familiar humming is due to their rapid wing beats. You can attract hummingbirds easily with a feeder. In a future article I will discuss other tips on attracting these intriguing little birds. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail 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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PAGE 18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petBrookes Legacy Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) rescue organization run by volunteers. Adoptable pets live in foster homes until permanent homes are found. Brookes Legacy volunteers and animals are at Petco on Naples Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. Visit, e-mail or call 434-7480. >>Daria is a very sweet, 1-year-old spayed boxer. Shes on the small side at about 40 pounds.>>Dreamy is a 7-month-old spayed Labrador retriever mix who loves riding in the car, boating and playing in the water. Shes great with children and other pets, too.>>Creamsicle is a neutered, 5-month-old tabby whos super sweet and friendly.>>Lynn-zee is a 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix. Shes spayed, and although a bit shy at rst, she does very well in her foster home and would do great in a permanent home. Swimming is great exercise for dogs, as long as you remember to look out for your pets safety at all times. The swimming motion comes naturally to most dogs, but not all dogs are designed to be Michael Phelps. For example, bulldogs generally cant swim without sinking because of their shape, and none of them can ever be trusted around a pool safely. For these dogs and others with physical limitations, some supervised splashing in a shallow kiddie pool is all that should be allowed. Other dogs are naturals in the water, but even those who love to swim and are good at it can get themselves into trouble. Thats where you come in, to keep the experience safe for all. No dog should be given unsupervised access to a backyard pool or a neighborhood swimming spot. Swimming pools are best fenced off for the safety of all and should be equipped with a monitor that sounds when a pet (or child) falls in, and with ramps (such as the Skamper Ramp, www.skamper-ramp. com) to allow animals an escape route. Teach your dog where the pool stairs are so he can find them and get out when tired. Obedience training is important when it comes to your dog and natural bodies of water. Your dog should come when called, even when swimming, so you can call him back before he heads into deeper water or stronger currents. Always carry extra retrieving toys. A dog whos heading out into a dangerous area after a ball or stick can PET TALES Safer swimmingoften be lured back into shore with a second item thrown closer in. If your dog isnt trained, stick to the shallows so you can walk to him if he needs help, and swim with him on a long line so he cant get too far away. If your dog isnt much of a swimmer, or once loved to swim but is older or debilitated now, add a personal floatation device to that long line. Canine lifejackets are especially great for family boating trips because most have sturdy handles for rescue if a pet goes overboard.At dog-friendly public swimming areas, dont assume that because your dog is allowed there that the water is always safe. Rivers and oceans can change frequently, and an area that was safe for swimming one visit can be treacherous the next. Consider currents, tides, underwater hazards and even the condition of the water. In the late summer, algae scum on the top of standing water (such as small ponds) can be toxic, producing substances that can kill a pet who swallows the tainted water. When in doubt, no swimming. Better safe than sorry. Be aware of your dogs condition as he swims, watching for signs of exhaustion. When your dog is tiring, be sure to call him in for some rest, or just call it a day. A tired dog is a good dog, but an exhausted dog is in danger of drowning.Dont push your dog beyond his capabilities: Its better to enjoy cool water at belly-depth on a leash for the remainder of the outing than to drown or be swept away out of an owners reach. Besides, trying to save a dog in trouble puts you both at risk, so keep your dog where you can safely deal BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicatewith any trouble. Be particularly careful of young and old dogs. Both can get themselves into more trouble than a healthy adult dog with lots of swimming experience. Young dogs can panic in the water, and old dogs may not realize they arent as strong as they used to be. Keep them close to shore, and keep swimming sessions short. Dogs can and do get hot, so bring fresh water and offer it constantly. This is, of course, especially true at the ocean, because saltwater isnt meant for drinking. Finally, one of the best things you can do is to take courses in first aid and CPR for your pets. Many local Red Cross chapters offer these classes, and some veterinarians may also teach them in your community. A dog whos pulled out near death from drowning may be saved by your prompt actions if you know what to do. Swimming is a perfect way to stay cool on a hot summer day. But dont take your pets ability to stay afloat for granted.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NEWS A19 239.325.1880 NATURAL DISASTER IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU Ask about our Hurricane Season Household Inventory Special 239-369-3000 Protect Your Investment! FREE Consultation & EstimateProtect your investment. Upgrade your enclosure. Rx According to MaX Origen: Do you have experiences that bring you almost unbearable satisfaction? I feel this kind of intoxication in moments of profoundly good fit. I feel it when I slip an unlabelled key into lock and tumblers yield lik e butte r. When foot slides into shoe, a princess love is rediscovered. Hand into glove, body into wetsuit, thought into words: embracings beyond all telling. Just right. The exquisite puzzle pieces nuzzling in our consideration today are certainly familiar to you. Have you not invoked the proverbial wisdom: Let the punishment fit the crime? It seems sensible enough, already introduced into early education, that nonarbitrary turning of poor choices into life lessons. And John Rawls assertion that the first virtue of social institutions is justice, just right, is hardly arguable. But very quickly the philosophical waters become murky. If justice does indeed demand the exquisite satisfaction of fit between crime and punishment, then we must look at that fit. What constitutes fit between crime and punishment?MUSINGS Crime and punishment Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.From the earliest days of record we have the assertion of lex talionis, perhaps better known as an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Rather grim, this one. After all, what would I do with an eye or a tooth? Perhaps it is from this pragmatic question of use that art was born, or taxidermy. But beyond digression, from this originally simple and concrete point of view, we find ourselves in justice facing backward, looking at what has been. We are seeing clear definition and assessment, the retributive fit that restores to the victim at the expense of the perpetrator. Neatly said and done, wrapped and delivered, is this perspective. Or perhaps one might have a utilitarian, forward looking perspective. From this vantage, laws exist to promote the greatest overall happiness for all the society members. And punishment seen in this context exists to ensure future social benefits by reducing crime. Then again, one might be inclined to the libertarian ideal for which each individuals desired end is supreme consideration. The Russian word for crime means stepping over. I can imagine Dostoyevskys Raskolnikov stepping over Ivanovna and Lizaveta. Raskolnikov had the belief that murder in pursuit of a higher purpose is permissible. He reasoned that in his act of murder he would solve his financial woes and rid the world of an ugly and despicable pawnbroker. Would an action of such higher purpose be a crime? In the operant conditioning vocabulary of psychology, punishment is a reduction of unwanted behavior by applying an adverse stimulus (positive punishment), or by removing an adverse stimulus (negative punishment). I can torture you, or I can stop torturing you. My personal preference is for the French sentiment: Cest plus quun crime; cest une faute. It is worse than a crime, it is a blunder. To blunder is to err by shutting ones eyes, by dozing, by ignorance. The blunder is the greatest crime of all, one that no punishment can ameliorate. The crime unrecognized is a crime unsolvable. In the solution of blunder, we can only speak of waking. We can only put the ignorance out in full view, in the spirit of Irish wakes perhaps, to be ecstatically mourned and buried and gone beyond. According to Rx: I am Siberian waiting, firing squad fodder, big bang mother, gotterdammerung, judge-jury-victim-perpetrator. I am slaughter slather and scouring the scourge. I am taking and making and slicing and dicing. I am silencer, terminator, orgastic die odes lighting nights of no waking. And I am: all this voice squeezed into the infinite heaviness of one point. Just one. Anomie. Ah, know me. My mother died today. Or was it yesterday? Stranger in a strange land. Landing on top of you, of ewe, yeoman of the guard. Who inflicts entry upon whom? Who preys for a lonely nigh? Oh, pen wide beneath stars that may already be gone, tell my lovers that my maw, my paw, my grand fulcrum of release awaits response, respite, resounding resonance. This is my only moral imperative.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance On the MoveIts good business to know whos going where and doing what. B4 An all-white night YP Naples members hit Third Street South. B7 & 8 Be his guest Fred Hirschovitz welcomes guests at the areas newest Holiday Inn. B2 In the contemporary business of urban farming and fooding making a living by selling local food to local people there seem to be several demanding prerequisites. First, you have to come from a long ways away or have traveled widely. Second, you have to be something of a minimalist. Third, you have to qualify as a workaholic. And finally, you have to come equipped with a temperament that can distinguish between joy and opulence, and assign each of them different values. At least those are the shared qualifications of several Neapolitan urban farmers, or fooders, who know they wont get rich fast, if at all, but who say they reap an abundance of pleasure from doing hard work that they love dearly. I love people, and I love food, says Jacquie Hoare-Ward, the founder, owner, chief cook and bottle washer at Jacquies Jamming, a tiny retail operation and commercial kitchen in a North Naples industrial park where she turns out jams, jellies, marmalades, salsas and chutneys.I do it because I love it and because I can make a living off of it, says Nick Batty, who grows and sells a score or more of vegetables as fresh as the morning dew for local consumers on his small-acre farm east of Naples.Were doing this because we love what we do, says Jenny Burd, who with her husband David Burd operates Friendly Burd Tree Service and Tropical Fruit, a tropical fruit concern that manages and cultivates fruit trees for others and that also sells large quantities of fresh or dried mangoes in many varieties, along with many other fruits and preserves and honey. The couple also teaches others how to grow and preserve their own food. Here are their abridged biographies the stories of people for whom a productive life means literally a life of produce, of sharing the cultivated gifts of local fields and groves.Jacquie Hoare-Ward: Jacquies Jamming In the 1970s and early 1980s, Lebanonborn Jacquie Hoare-Ward studied English and worked in hotels and restaurants BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.comSEE FOODING, B5 Were doing this because we love what we do. Jenny Burd, who with her husband David Burd operates Friendly Burd Tree Service and Tropical FruitDid you know there are 150 computer and computer-services companies and 730 health and life sciences companies in Collier County? I was shocked when I read this on the Economic Development Councils Project Innovation Web site. With our economy heavily relying on the tourism, construction and agriculture industries, these significant contributors get overlooked. And now that the economic situation has taken its toll on the three once-lucrative industries, the community has been forced to look at new ways to grow and thrive. In response, the EDC initiated Project Innovation back in 2008 and invited the community to help change the culture of Collier County and embrace a new future. To assist in this effort, the EDC invited Richard Florida, a soughtafter speaker and best-selling author, to address a crowd of more than 450 at the Naples Beach Hotel on May 20. Beth Skotzke, events and communications manager for the EDC, explained that Mr. Florida offered a lot for community leaders to think about with regards to how the local economy should evolve over the next 20 years. We no longer want an economy based on population, but rather an economy based on innovation, she said. Al Reynolds, chairman and CEO of WilsonMiller, agreed. Richard Floridas remarks were right on point and gave usRichard Florida points Collier in the direction for economic growth I 2 t h c l e f i POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS SEE POWER POINTS, B5 Farming and fooding nurtures lives and livelihoodsHAMILTON David and Jenny Burd show off some of the fruits of their labors.JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY o cal f ood to local people to be several demanding s u h ave to a lon g o r h ave i dely. yo u b e of is t. a ve a s a An d h ave to p ed with e nt that can b jd yy I l ove pe op l e, a l ove f ood, sa y s J a H oare-Ward the f er owne r, c oo k an d was h er a qu i es Ja m a tiny op eratio n comme k itc h en North N i ndustria l wh ere s he o ut jams, j m arma l a d e s sas and chutne y d i b l

PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 BUSINESS PROFILE When Fred Hirschovits was designing his new hotel last year, he wanted to break the cookie-c utter mold used by so many major brands. Mission accomplished. Mr. Hirschovits Holiday Inn Airport at Town Center on Alico Road is characterized by flowing modernity rather than blockish traditionalism, a bold color scheme instead of muted pastels, and a restaurant with simple, fresh meals. He also deconstructed the usual imposing front desk into three mobile modules, adding to the hotels open, airy ambiance. This is not your grandmothers Holiday Inn, Mr. Hirschovits says in a Finnish accent. You can see all the little appointments which are not usual in Holiday Inns. Its very special. The full-service Holiday Inn is the second hotel opened by his Naplesbased company, Twenty/Twenty Worldwide Hospitality LLC. (The Holiday Inn brand name is owned by InterContinental Hotels Group). He and his partners also own the Hampton Inn & Suites in Cape Coral and are interested in building a hotel in downtown Punta Gorda. His hotels have consistently ranked at the top of guest satisfaction surveys taken by the companies that own his brands, like InterContinental. Mr. Hirschovits says his education prepared him for such success. A graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, the hotel industry equivalent to Harvard Law, Mr. Hirschovits was groomed by the best. He still wears the class ring and espouses the benefits of the connections made at Cornell, with students from at least 30 different countries. (I was) very fortunate, very lucky to get in, he says. It is a wonderful, wonderful hotel school. Now 57, he grew up in a family of soccer players in Helsinki, Finland. His father was one of Finlands top goalies in the 1930s and early s, Mr. Hirschovits says. His brother, 60, still lives in Helsinki and plays soccer recreationally. His grandfather established a Finnish-Jewish soccer club called Maccabi (hammer in Hebrew) in 1906. It functioned under Nazi Germany and continues today. In 1969, Mr. Hirschovits became a high school exchange student in Utica, Mich., just north of Detroit. When he returned to Helsinki, where his parents owned a textile company, his command of English led to a job at a travel agency. He was the man who stood at the train station or the shipyard the port of entry, he says waiting to greet Very Important People and then shuttle them to and from whatever hotel they were staying at, pointing out sights along the way. This is how I became familiar with hotels, he says. Soon he was a clerk at an exclusive business hotel in downtown Helsinki. He applied to a handful of hospitality schools in the United States, but when he was admitted to Cornell, he dropped everything else. He played on Cornells soccer team for his freshman year but quit after not qualifying for the varsity team. I doubled up on credits after that, he says, and was out after three years. After college, he became a hotel manager in the United States for a hotel group that moved him to six hotels in seven years. For 15 years after that, he worked in an upper management position for a private hotel company, traveling about a third of the year. During that time he was married, and although it ended in separation, he has a daughter, Danielle, who lives in Tennessee. Mr. Hirschovits lived near her, in Chattanooga, until he moved to Naples permanently in 2002. Besides running his hotels, he sits on the executive board of the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida, is a regional vice president of the Cornell Hotel Society and sits on the program advisory board of Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Resort & Hospitality Management program. In his spare time, Mr. Hirschovits likes to travel, smoke the occasional cigar and listen to Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti. Another one of his favorite pastimes is smoking fish, such as salmon and Arctic char, with his Finnish smoking box. Once a year he travels back to Helsinki, which he compares to Minnesota in the fall, to meet up with a group of five or six old friends, and to see his 93-yearold father. Four months into the opening of his Holiday Inn Airport at Town Center, he says things are running smoothly. The moment of truth came a day after it opened in February. The White House staff booked rooms for some of its security team and Secret Service to prepare for President Barack Obamas visit to Fort Myers the following week. We said, Sure, we can take them, Mr. Hirschovits says, but admitted to feeling some jitters about this high-maintenance group. You are ready, but how do you know if you are ready? Now he knows. The team can handle anybody, he says. 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PAGE 24 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Holly Hinds has been promoted to assistant financial center manager. Mr. Reitz most recently was a branch manager with RBC Bank, formerly Community Bank of Naples. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida. Ms. Hinds joined Bank of Florida in 2005 and has worked at each of the companys Collier County locations. She has nearly 10 years of experience in consumer and commercial banking and holds a bachelors degree business administration from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.Kathy Leavesley has been appointed vice president, marketing director for the South Florida affiliate of Fifth Third Bank. In addition to leading and developing marketing strategy, Ms. Leavesley will manage marketing activities for the affiliates commercial and investment advisor lines of business. She has more than 17 years of financial services marketing experience. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, she worked as a senior marketing manager for Vanguard in Valley Forge, Penn. A summa cum laude graduate of Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, she serves on the board of directors of The Glades Country Club and is a member of the marketing and public relations committee for the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.Dr. David C. Brown of Eye Centers of Florida has been invited to address a group of international doctors on the new Tetraflex Peggy Wilson, president and creative director of Wilson Creative Group, announces the agency received three ADDY Awards from The American Advertising Federation-Fourth District during a gala presentation in Orlando. WCG garnered a Gold ADDY in the Collateral category for its work on the Naples Winter Wine Festival invitation and two Silver ADDYS, one in the Sales Promotion category for the Naples Winter Wine Festival special event announcement and another in the Collateral category for the Naples Winter Wine Festival 2008 catalog. The agencys Gold ADDY winner is entered into the National ADDY competition, for which winners will be announced Saturday, June 6, at the AAF National Conference in Washington, D.C.William Bill Reitz has joined Bank of Florida-Southwest as assistant vice president to serve as the financial center manager for the companys founding office at 3401 ON THE MOVE Presbyopic Intraocular Lens when the Canadian Ophthalmologic Society meets in Toronto later this month. Dr. Brown was involved in the FDA study for the Tetraflex lens implant.Belinda Cisneros has been named the 2009 Healthy Families Florida Family Assessment Worker of the Year by the Childrens Home Society of Florida, Southwest Division. Ms. Cisneros was chosen from 83 nominees statewide and was recognized for her exemplary service to families in Immokalee through Healthy Families Collier, where she has worked for nine years. She works with parents, families and caregivers to determine risk factors for child abuse or neglect and encourages participation in programs that enable effective parenting. As a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, she also works with local organizations to conduct monthly child passenger safety training for Immokalee residents. Ted Todd, Brian Culbertson, Deb Stone, Kevin Greenwell and Kevin Koelemeyer of the Ted Todd Insurance Agency recently attended the 2009 Allstate Leaders Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz. They were among Allstates top 5 percent of agents in production and profitability in insurance products and financial services. The Ted Todd Insurance Agency has more than 30 licensed professionals providing automobile, property and life insurance products at six offices in Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties. Banking Nancy Doyal has joined The von Liebig Art Center as festivals assistant to help run the centers national festivals. Ms. Doyal moved to Naples earlier this year from St. Pete Beach, where she served as the City of St. Pete Beachs art coordinator, managing the Don Vista Cultural Art Center. Previously, she lived in Ann Arbor, Mich., and was director of operations and programming for the Michigan Theater. She holds a bachelors degree in arts management with a minor in art history from Eastern Michigan University and pursued graduate work in arts administration at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Cathy Christopher has been named chairman of the board of directors for the Downtown Naples Association. As director of sales and marketing for the Inn on Fifth, Ms. Christopher is responsible for a variety of public relations, advertising, and sales initiatives. She was previously director of sales and marketing at The Inn at Pelican Bay and before that worked in the Canadian hotel industry. She has received several Convention and Visitors Bureau awards, including the Best Strategic Partner Award and the Directors Award, as well as the Reel Award from the Collier County Film Commission. Advertising Health Care Insurance Nonpro t Organizations O ces to go in 24 hours as low as $500! Sunbelt O ce Furniture239-566-2857O ce Furniture & Design239-337-1212 Moving O ces?Let us show you how to and new o ces. Purchase any Hoagie, Sandwich, Entree, Small Pizza or Stuffed Roll. Mon. thru Fri. from 11am 2pm, and receive another item of equal or lesser value free. Dine In ONLY. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 BUSINESS B5 all something to think about, he said. Now lets go make it happen. During his presentation, Mr. Florida referred to Collier County as being part of a mega region he calls So-Flo. With 15 million people and $430 billion in economic output, So-Flo is one of the top 10 regions in the U.S. and one of the top 15 in the world. However, less than 20 percent of our current economy is dedicated to the creative class, coming in significantly lower than the national norm of 30 percent, he pointed out. I now encourage you to dig deep and to help make the county a really innovative, prosperous and sustainable community, he said. Longtime Richard Florida fan and executive director of the United Arts Council of Collier County, Elaine Hamilton said Mr. Floridas concepts fascinate her, especially his Three Ts of economic development: Technology, Talent and Tolerance. Our community really needs to work on tolerance, she said. Hes recommending an economy built around creative types and those tend to come from diverse backgrounds. As one of Project Innovations more than 60 endorser companies, UAC wants to ensure the arts are included in the process. As Ms. Hamilton pointed out, Collier County has 500 professional artists and entertainers, 100 galleries and 48 nonprofit arts organizations. We are huge, she said.The EDC promises more programs to come to move the project along. To find out more, visit www.projectinnovation. cc. FOODINGFrom page 1around London. It was a life far removed from her present-day role as a subtropical urban food producer who works tirelessly in a colorful little kitchen, making and jarring handcrafted, tropical fruit jams and jellies. For Mrs. Hoare-Ward, the business of jams and jellies all comes down to this: Create something compelling that few or no others can match, and keep the price low and the overhead down while youre doing it. She collects fruit from groves or from private individuals and cuts it all by hand. We use no machines, she says about the mangoes she turns into jams, the calamondins (a powerfully flavorful, walnut-size orange citrus) she combines with cranberries, and the black sapote (known as the chocolate fruit) that goes into her very unusual chocolate sauce with Kahlua and vanilla. She makes her chutneys Caribbean-style, with papaya. Just last week, she started selling lunch as take-out from her storefront on Yahl Street. She also sets up a booth at the Third Street South Farmers Market every Saturday morning, and her goodies are available at Fifth Avenue South Coffee Company, Oakes Farm Market, Mikkelsons Pastry Shop and or Wynns Market, all in Naples. Jacquies Jammings are also sold at the Fairchild Botanical Market in Miami and even at Mazzola Bakery in Brooklyn, N.Y. And you can also place an order online, at Mrs. Hoare-Wards London days ended when her husband, a former Royal Navy sailor, was transferred to New York City. She worked in real estate, selling lofts and condominiums in Manhattan, until the couple bought a sugar plantation in St. Croix and opened a bed-and-breakfast, she says. A B&Bs a wonderful thing to have, but when you do it 24/7 for 12 years, thats enough. It was as part of that St. Croix enterprise that Mrs. Hoare-Ward started making and selling her tropical fruit jams. When the couple decided to leave the island, they sought a place where she could continue making her jams. They picked Naples, she says, in part because of the abundance of mangoes here. She started Jacquies Jamming in 2002 and has made many good friends since, including the folks at the Goodlette Farmers Market and Ritcheys Produce. Ronnie Ritchey has come through for me when theres no other fruit to be had hes even sold me his last box of mangoes or papayas, she says, explaining how people in this business tend to take care of each other.David and Jenny Burd: Friendly Burd Tree Service and Tropical FruitDavid and Jenny Burd are master gardeners and subtropical fruit experts known for their extraordinary mangoes, sold fresh or dried, and sometimes sold by the hundredweight in their dry form at the Third Street Farmers Market.Some people spend whole summers waiting for the next supply of the dried extravagance, which is why the Burds often run out, even though they can produce 200 pounds for a single winter season. Thats a huge amount of individual mangoes, when you consider how much moisture is lost in the drying process.The Burds grow and in some cases preserve and prepare many other fruits, of course but David has been called the Mango Master. And Im known as the Drag-on lady, adds Mrs. Burd. He prunes or cuts (a clients trees) and I dragon them away. Mrs. Hurd grew up in a world where few had ever heard of a mango: Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her mother practiced lifelong frugality, and her father made his plot in the city ground rented to gardeners produce tremendous amounts of food.Mr. Burd grew up in the woods of Bucks County, Pa., where his father was a ranger and manager of a Boy Scout camp. He was bicycling through Northern Ireland when he met Jenny at a bed-and-breakfast owned by one of her friends. They fell in love and came back to the U.S. together. Mr. Burd began to study mangoes and other tropical and subtropical fruits after coming to Naples and starting a yard service. After encountering numerous unkempt fruit trees in clients backyards, he decided to learn everything he could about caring for subtropical fruits. Although he is a certified master gardener, he plays that down, saying, Theres so much more than that to learn. The Burds live more simply than you can imagine, says Mrs. Burd. At their home on Rordon Avenue, they grow small, self-contained mango trees that are highvolume producers, sometimes with four or five varieties on each tree. This time of year, Mr. Burd is beginning the process of injuring his right shoulder, yet again. The significant aggravation is cause by using a knife in his right hand, day after day, to cut mangoes precisely exactly the way he likes them cut, and at the perfect moment of ripeness so they can be dried and then sold. He handles scores of different varieties of mangoes, but he says among his favorites and the favorites of Friendly Burd produce customers are Valencia Pride, Nom Doc Mai and Pram Kai Mai.Nate Batty: Organic growerNate Batty was born in the tiny African nation of Swaziland and raised mostly in Naples (his father is English, his mother South African). When he was about 25, he decided to get a degree in horticulture from the University of Florida so he could become a produce grower. He speaks of those university days with characteristic modesty. I wasnt the greatest student, but they teach you how to think, and thats valuable, he says. Although he seems to be able to think and organize better than most people, his modesty precludes him from saying so. Its not rocket science, growing organic vegetables, he says. He does allow that organic gardening is a lot of work, however. But one thing is true, he says: The more you do it, the easier it becomes. This year, Mr. Batty is expanding from a three-acre operation to six or eight acres near the corner of Immokalee and Rock roads. He grows a variety of squash and greens, cucumbers, some tomatoes, lots of lettuce, arugula, Chinese vegetables, herbs, green cabbage, onions, broccoli, kohlrabi and more, all organic. He delivers his bounty as its picked. When new clients seek his food, he adds them to his e-mail list and then figures out how best to get them the vegetables. He doesnt wholesale, but he might provide free produce to someone willing to serve as a supply depot for a certain area of town. I try to keep as few drops as possible, he explains.That way, he can spend more time in the field, growing food so fresh and healthy it might almost seem to come from a different world. Fortunately for food-loving Neapolitans, that world is Mr. Battys. CINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY Jacquie Hoare-Ward in her North Naples kitchenBATTY POWER POINTSFrom page 1 Not everything has slowed down T3s newest data center in Winter Haven, Florida will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your critical IT infrastructure is: The biggest threat to your business may not be the economy Call 877 333 8126 today to receive a free disaster planning kit. Your Local and Growing Phone Company!


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Dan Regelski, director of the Small Business Development Center at FGCU, will discuss strategies and tools for disaster planning to reduce economic damages. Call the EDC at 263-8989 or visit The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its 15th annual Business-to-Business Expo from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at Three Oaks Banquet Center in Estero. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Contact Gabrielle OBoyle 9922943, 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). 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 Point Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting June 26) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance. The Collier Building Industry Association holds a Casino Night ad BBZ from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Knotts Plastering, 10915 Enterprise Ave., Bonita Springs. The evening is sponsored by Oswald Trippe and Company. Cost is $25 per person. Call 436-6100. YP Bonita Springs will hold An Evening with Community Leaders from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Holiday Inn Airport near Gulf Coast Town Center. State Senator Garrett Richter will deliver the keynote address. Cost is $25 per person, which includes dinner. Call 992-2943 or visit The Naples-based Gulf Coast Chapter of PRSA holds luncheon meetings the fourth Tuesday of the month (next meeting June 23) at the Hilton Naples. For more information, contact Cyndee Woolley, chapter president, at 253-1217 or cyndee@ BUSINESS MEETINGS


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Toll Brothers has released for sale the designer-furnished Biella model at Firano at Naples, a community of singlefamily homes on Davis Boulevard. Initially valued at $809,379, the Parade of Homes award-winning model is being offered for $674,995. Inside its Mediterranean exterior, the Biella has two bedrooms plus a den and 2 baths under 2,058 square feet of airconditioned living space. With a two-car garage, lanai and entry, the home encompasses 2,777 total square feet. The dcor by Design Group West employs muted shades of gold, moss green, rich browns and natural beiges and cream. Numerous architectural details and special feature in the model include a gourmet kitchen with GE Monogram stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and raised-panel cabinetry. The master bath has marble countertops, a jetted tub set under a window of glass block, a separate walk-in shower, a dressing niche and a private water closet. Outdoors, there is a fully equipped summer kitchen and an over-sized deck of interlocking pavers. The Biellas custom pool and spa overlook the lake at Firano at Naples. Upon completion, the community will have 112 single-family homes on approximately 40 acres. Pricing begins in the upper $300,000s. For more information, visit SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYREAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9On sale now: The Biella model in Firano at NaplesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYTwo new villa models in Noble Heron, a Lutg ert Companies c ommunity in Estuary at Grey Oaks, present readyto-move-in opportunities complete with superior details and furnishings to provide every desirable comfort in a luxurious ambiance. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida is the exclusive representative of Estuary at Grey Oaks.The Magnolia IIThe Magnolia II model enjoys views of the 16th hole of the Estuary golf course. The contemporary three-bedroom villa with 3,770 square feel of living area has 3 baths plus a den was decorated by Molly Grup and Amanda Sherwood of Robb & Stucky, who created an interior with a soft, transitional look. A mahogany entry door leads to the living room complete with a reclaimed wood beam ceiling and a view of the outdoor living area and golf course in the distance. The model features Saturnia stone flooring throughout the main living areas. Floorto-ceiling windows in the family room capture beautiful views of the pool and golf course and provide a light-filled cheery space. Equipped with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, gas Dacor range and an island vegetable sink, the kitchen provides the chef with all the essentials. Outside, a spacious covered loggia with summer kitchen and gas fireplace is the quintessential amenity to enjoy Make yourself instantly at home in a villa in Estuary at Grey Oaks COURTESY PHOTOSThe Tallowwood II is priced at $2,850,000. The Beilla interior was completed by Design Group West.COURTESY PHOTOthe outdoors all year long. As furnished, the Magnolia II is priced at $2,450,000.The Tallowwood IILuxuriously furnished and decorated by Gary David Designs, the Tallowwood II model is a two-story villa with 4,808 square feet of living area, four bedrooms plus study and 4 baths. A private entry courtyard features a secluded grotto and decorative water feature to create a serene outdoor environment. Inside, the spacious living room has a wood-beam ceiling and a fireplace thats textured to resemble a rough marble finish. A staircase with an iron railing and baluster leads to a secondfloor sitting area that overlooks the foyer and provides a quiet getaway for reading or conversation. Two of the three guest suites occupy the second level. Across the courtyard from the study, the first-floor guest suite is elegantly appointed and equipped with a morning kitchen that has a refrigerator and maple cabinetry and a full bath with marble on the vanity counter, flooring and shower walls. The finely detailed kitchen has customdesigned wood cabinetry and a gourmet appliance package. Saturnia stone is placed throughout the main living rooms, while plush carpeting is used in bedrooms and wood flooring in the study. The Tallowwood II, as furnished, is priced at $2,850,000. Noble Heron is one of four neighborhoods in Estuary at Grey Oaks. The others are Estates of Estuary, Mirada and Marsh Wren. For additional information on the Magnolia II, the Tallowwood II and other models and home sites available in Estuary at Grey Oaks, visit the sales center off Golden Gate Parkway just west of AirportPulling Road, call 261-3148 or go to www. Model residences are open daily.In addition to the communitys three championship golf courses, Grey Oaks Country Club members enjoy 5,500 square feet of fitness facilities, a tennis club with pro shot and eight lighted courts, a heated pool and formal and casual dining at two clubhouses, the 62,000-square-foot Club at Grey Oaks Clubhouse and the 19,000-square-foot Estuary at Grey Oaks Clubhouse. A lampshade chandelier adds drama to the dining room in the Magnolia II. The living room in the Magnolia II has ceiling beams of reclaimed wood. The fireplace in the Tallowwood II is finished to resemble rough marble.

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 Loretta M. YoungYour Concierge to SW Floridas Best Sunsets!(239) 450-5022Coldwell Banker 4450 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs, Florida This Time Next Year...Theyll All Be Gone... If Ever there was a time... that time is Now! TM DALE WILHELM & DAVID COLE info@dunesluxurycondos.com239.687.4242DUNESLUXURYCONDOS.COM Grande PhoenicianResidence 704 Bay & Gulf Views Professional Series Appliances Private Elevator & Decorator Ready Asking: $925,000 USDBarbadosResidence 505 Gulf Views Casual Island Dcor Steps to the Resort Amenities Asking: $699,500 USDBarbadosResidence 207 Fine Designer Furnishings Rich Marble Floors Manicured Garden Views Asking: $749,000 USDGrande ExcelsiorResidence 1002 3353sq/ft of Gracious Living Professionally Designed Backgrounds Concierge Services Asking: $1,359,000 USDGrande DominicaResidence 205 Private Elevator Vestibule Handcrafted Moldings & Cove Lighting Private Floridian Club Membership Asking: $935,000 USDGrande ExcelsiorResidence 403 Unique Architectural Features Warm Transitional Finishes Swarovski Crystal Fixtures Asking: $1,190,000 USD Visit FEATURED MEDITERRA PROPERTIES David William Auston, PAMediterra Resident & BREATHTAKING GOLF & LAKE VIEWS. BEST IN MEDITERRA! STUNNING NEWPORT COMPANIES MODEL HOME IN PADOVA. 5807/7856 SQ FT 4.595 MILLION. 2nd Floor townhome with fantastic upgrades. Premium SW views of golf course & lake. 749k NOW699k! BRAND NEW DETACHED VILLAS IN CABREO. 3BD/3.5BATHS, 3685 SQ FT., 2869 LIVING! Premium lakeviews located on model row! Build Your Dream Home For Under 1.6 Million! Priced at 550k PRIVATE ESTATE LOT IN TERAMO. 180 OF FRONTAGE & 200 OF DEPTH, 789K ACT NOW! JUST LISTED!NOT BANK OWNED, BUT PRICED LIKE IT! 3bd/3.5ba Former model priced 100k below the builder AND professionally furnished and decorated! 1.475 million Ronald J. Schulte has joined Vineyards as new home specialist responsible for educating customers about the community and assisting with new home purchases. Mr. Schulte brings more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry from Nebraska, Texas, Caribbean and Florida to the Vineyards. A Nebraska native, he has lived in the Naples area since 1985. Vineyards is a 1,375-acre gated residential community east of I-75 off Pine Ridge Road with homes priced REAL ESTATE BRIEFS SCHULTE from the low $400,000s to over $4 million. Patricia Trumbull was the sales leader and David Marginian the listings leaders for the month of April in the Naples office of Downing-Frye Realty Inc. In the Bonita Springs office, Carol Verdile was sales leader and Jeff Helm was listing leader. Brenda Bergin, an associate at Downing-Frye Realty Inc., has been recognized as a Certified Distressed Property Expert in Florida, a certification that qualifies her to navigate sellers and buyers through the process of a short sale. A successful short sale offers the owner the opportunity to avoid foreclosure, repair credit sooner and retire the outstanding debt with lender approval. Rocio Gina Accilio, Liz Novak and Lisa Whiteaker Tomasi are the newest sales associates at Downing-Frye Realty Inc. All three are members of the Naples, Florida and National Associations of Realtors. Ms. Accilio previously worked with John R. Wood Realtors and Weichert Realtors. Ms. Novak has five years of real estate experience in Naples and prior to that owned a travel agency in Michigan for 25 years. Ms. Tomasi has more than 13 years of experience in real estate in Naples, beginning in onsite sales for a high-rise, beachfront developer. Jean Sweet has been named broker of record for Toll Brothers Florida West Division. Ms. Sweet began her career in real estate with WCI Communities, working in Bay Colony, Pelican Sound and Tiburon. She joined Toll Brothers in November 2007 as a sales manager at Belle Lago in Estero and currently works at Firano at Naples. She has frequently been recognized as the companys Sales Manager of the Month. In addition to Firano at Naples and Belle Lago, Toll Brothers Florida West Division includes The Reserve at Estero.BERGIN


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New windows. Cul-de-sac, wrap around covered deck, carport.$859 per month*$159,5003587 Bolero Way 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course.$1,320 per month*$219,9005325 Cypress Ln4/3 newer 2 stories, large barn/workshop, in-law suite, 2 laundry rooms, plenty of storage for RV, boats, 4 car garage$529,000*owner nance with 10% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest 8 6 3 5 1 7 1 1 5 3 Acreage Groves AG Land L i n d a D e k l e D a v i s L i c R e a l E s t a t e B r o k e r Ask about large acreage parcels available in Hendry and other area counties RIVERFRONT: BRING OFFERS 39 Acres in Ortona, 1561' riverfront, with 3 acres Commercial Zoning. 2 homes and 2000' of canal frontage with direct river access. SELLER FINANCING $2,600,000 BRING OFFERS! 5 Acres. Lots of oaks. Beautiful homesite. Sunset Trail, Muse. $109,000. Seller financing. 2.5 acres adjacent, also available. South of LaBelle, $129,500 2.5 Acres, lots of trees, private $39,500. Cozy home on 240' of canal front with river access in Ortnoa. 2 lots. $220,000. 2 acre lot on busy SR80 near intersection. Front half zoned commercial. $395,000 51.28 ACRESS east of LaBelle on Al Don Farming Rd. Secluded and heavily wooded. $6,785 per acre. South of LaBelle. All or part (13 acre min.). Cleared land, working grove, or old grove. Farming, cattle and groves in area. Lots of wildlife. 145 ACRES WORK ING ORANGE GROVE. Buy all or part, ACRE STORE (former Cicrle K), Beer and Wine License, Busy Cowboy Way Corner. $450,000 AND BAYSHORE, N. FT. MYERS, busy intersection, near river. $2,900,000. heavily wooded with fixer upper mobile. Kirby Thompson Rd. ULI meeting on market trendsThe Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council will welcome Michael Timmerman of Fishkind & Associates and Bill Reagan of Raymond James & Associates, Monday, June 22, at the Embassy Suites, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero, Florida. Coffee and networking begin at 8 a.m. with the presentation starting at 8:30 a.m. Mr. Timmerman will discuss Bumping Our Bottoms on the Bottom: Market Trends and Economic Report and Presentation. Mr. Reagan will present Land-Based Finance: Challenges and Opportunities.Cost is $20 for ULI members, $30 for non-members and $15 for young leaders, government/nonprofit members and full-time students. For more information, call the ULI st Florida District Council at 1-800-321-5011 and mention 81180914 or visit online at NABOR plans commercial forumThe Commercial Committee of the Naples Area Board of Realtors hosts The Perfect Lease for Commercial Properties, a presentation by attorney Kevin Lottes and an opportunity for networking with commercial brokers and agents, from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Attendees are encouraged to bring flyers with information about their commercial properties for display and distribution. 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premier THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM Single Family Homes MAJORCA 8608 Majorca laneLuxury model home, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, ofce. Designer ceilings, crown moulding, pool/spa. Amenities galore! $1,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133BELLAGIO 8579 Bellagio DriveMediterranean-style home with innity pool overlooking the lake. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths including a casita for guests.$1,100,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MAJORCA 8540 Majorca LaneFormer model decorated by Agostinos Design Group and on a oversized corner lot. Three bedroom plus den, 3,200+ A/C SF.$998,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MALLARDS POINT 8500 Mallards PointQuiet cul-de-sac, 3,927 SF of living area, ve bedrooms including cabana, four baths, loft. Wide lake views. Pool/spa.$995,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CRANBERRY CROSSING 9108 Cherry Oaks TrailTurnkey furnished former model features decorator touches throughout, 3 bedrooms plus den. Pool/spa overlooking lake.$990,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MULBERRY ROW 7630 Mulberry LaneLandscaping surrounds the lanai, waterfall, heated pool/spa, and built-in grill. Three bedrooms plus den, 3 baths.$899,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 MULBERRY ROW 7685 Mulberry LaneTurnkey furnished, custom 3 bedroom plus den with open oor plan, granite counters and oversized pool/spa with waterfall.$849,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851SERENA 3198 Serenity Court #201Furnished luxury coach home. Private elevator, 3,000+ SF under air, 3 bedrooms plus den, and 2-car garage.$829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CRANBERRY CROSSING 9096 Cherry Oaks TrailBeautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Private backyard; lanai with heated pool/spa, overlooks lake. Turnkey.$790,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MALLARDS LANDING 8532 Mallards PointTwo bedroom plus den, furnished. Imported cabinets, granite counters and more. Innity-edge pool with wide lake view.$749,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MAHOGANY BEND 3828 Mahogany Bend DriveNew, luxury home with western exposure golf course views, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, and pool/spa.$699,900 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MALLARDS LANDING 8511 Mallards WayCustom single family home with gas heated screened pool/spa, lake views, open kitchen, diagonal tile and granite.$599,500 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176PEPPER TREE 8575 Pepper Tree WayThis home has 3 bedrooms, a family room, formal living and dining rooms, and an extended 2-car garage.$499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CRANBERRY CROSSING 9127 Cherry Oaks LanePriced to sell! Beautifully furnished 3 bedroom home. Award-winning Club and Spa, golf and marina memberships available.$475,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Condominiums/Villas SERENA 3181 Aviamar Circle #102Spacious 3 bedroom plus library/den residence with design upgrades, beautiful cabinetry and ooring. Enjoy the best lake views.$699,000 | Please call 642-2222MENAGGIO 9274 Menaggio Court #101A luxury coach home on the ground oor overlooking a lake with 3 bedrooms plus den, family room and living room.$695,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CASCADA 9042 Cascada Way #102Panoramic golf/water views! Three bedroom plus study with coffered ceilings and expanded kitchen.$689,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 821-9545VARENNA 9221 Museo Circle #204The best of everything: granite, stainless appliances and tile. Over 3,000 SF under air, and long lake views.$675,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SERENA 3202 Serenity Court #201Turnkey furnished luxury 2nd oor corner residence overlooking the lake. Spacious plan with 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths.$599,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MONTREUX 3715 Montreux Lane #101Fully upgraded corner coach home with stunning golf/lake views. Granite countertops, custom millwork, replace.$499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176VARENNA 9242 Tesoro Lane #201Outstanding residence with private elevator, over 3,000 SF AC, 3 bedrooms plus den, and spacious lanai. Furnished.$499,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing #201Lake and golf views. This 3 bedroom plus den is very private with large lanai and 2-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851CHERRY OAKS 3307 Club Center Blvd. #102Beautifully decorated turnkey furnished. Lake and golf course views; 3 bedroom plus den, family room. Attached 2-car garage.$495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 Single Family Homes PALM ISLAND 2343 Alexander Palm DriveGracious home with 180 degrees of breathtaking water and golf views from most rooms. Custom design, 4 bedrooms, den/study.$2,490,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678ESTUARY 1326 Noble Heron WayAlmost-new 4,000 SF former model with Saturnia marble oors, gas replace, vaulted ceilings, and pool/spa. Furnished.$1,895,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 Condominiums/Villas ESTUARY 1319 Noble Heron WayMagnicent master suite, sitting area, large wood oor study and outdoor entertaining. Views over creek. Furnished.$2,400,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424ESTUARY 1306 Noble Heron WayElegant yet comfortable, clean and open oor plan with 3 bedrooms, a den and 3.5 baths. Offered furnished.$1,695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ESTUARY 1369 Noble Heron WayThis 3 bedroom plus study, 3.5 bath villa overlooks lake and fairway. Faux paint, marble ooring. Pool/spa.$1,625,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AVILA 2667 Caladium WayFurnished 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with lake and golf course views, faux nished ceilings and walls, and wide crown mouldings.$1,495,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420TERRA VERDE 2396 Terra Verde LaneCustom oor plan creates a wonderful and spacious family room/den. Meticulously kept. Picturesque, quiet enclave.$799,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678LESINA 1050 Borghese Lane #2005Stunning Bay and Gulf views! Finished by Foxworthys Interiors. Brazilian walnut wood and Turkish marble ooring.$1,199,000 | Please call 642-2222 GREY OAKS Furnished home with 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, private elevator, 2-car attached garage plus 2-car detached garage. Covered lanai. $5,550,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ISLE ROYALE Majestic estate home has 5 bedrooms plus den, 6.5 baths, oating staircase, elevator, gas cooking, lake and golf views. Oversized lot. $5,675,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTUARY Furnished. Marble and wood oors, wine cellar, media room, lanai, replace, and outdoor kitchen. Lake and golf views. Multi-level lanai. $5,695,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTUARY This exquisite home offers 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, resort pool area, marble oors, wine room, theater and 7,659 SF under air. Furnished. $6,995,000 | Sam Heitman | (239) 261-3148 GREY OAKS ESTATES Stunning western golf course and lake views. Furnished 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath former model. Beautiful pool area. $3,675,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTATES Custom builders personal home. Southern exposure four bedrooms, four baths, two half-baths, Koi pond, sauna, and stone replace. $4,049,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY Elegant home with ve bedrooms, private 2-story guest cabana with suites, theatre room surrounded by full bar, library. $4,850,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY Stunning four bedroom plus den residence with lake and golf course views. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen, replace, pool/spa. $5,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS This estate home has 2 oors with sunsets from the lakeside lanai with an innity-edge pool, and outdoor kitchen. $2,675,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS Former Santa Rosa model furnished in tasteful style. Coffered ceilings, double crown mouldings. Large pool/spa. $2,950,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678FIDDLERS CREEK ISLA DEL SOL Furnished custom 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath (includes casita with separate guest quarters) overlooking golf course. $2,990,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851GREY OAKS Estate home with 4 bedrooms, den, loft, 4.5 baths, marble oors, replace. Gas cooking, outdoor kitchen, pool/spa. $3,200,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ESTUARY Exceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances. Lake/golf course views. $1,999,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Stately 2-story 3 bedroom home. Designer ceiling treatments, faux paint, replace, full game room, den, pool/spa. $2,290,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133GREY OAKS ESTATES Recently remodeled with Appalachian-Piazza maple ooring, new carpet and paint. Land golf course views. Furnished. $2,295,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800GREY OAKS Charming 2-story home with lake/golf course views, three bedrooms plus den, 2-sided replace, and outdoor kitchen. $2,295,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ESTUARY Gorgeous nishes in this 3 bedroom plus den furnished former model overlooking the golf course, lake and clubhouse. $1,795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS VENEZIA Serene setting with pool/spa facing west with golf/lake views. Three bedroom plus den villa with with 3,600 A/C SF. $1,950,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS Custom home overlooks 18th hole. Corinthian columns, winding staircase, soaring ceilings, Saturnia. Pool/spa. $1,995,000 | Angie White | 821-6722TWIN EAGLES This residence features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, limestone oors, crown mouldings, summer kitchen, loggia, and replace. $1,999,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND Brand new custom 3 bedroom plus den pool home. Southern golf course views. Never lived in. Awardwinning Club and Spa. $1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO Beautifully furnished 3 bedroom plus den home on the creek bordering a preserve. Negative-edge pool/spa. Private boat dock. $1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176GREY OAKS TRADITIONS #202 At close to 4,000 SF, this elegant home features a long lake view, marble and wood oors, and library with cherry doors. $1,450,000 | Jutta Lopez | 571-5339 TWIN EAGLES BRAMBLE POINTE This like-new home has three bedrooms plus den and loft, and offers a spacious oor plan for all your family and guests. $529,000 | Susan DeShong | 253-3434HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB AVERSANA #403 Stunning McIlvane Bay, Gulf and golf views! Professionally decorated and turnkey furnished three bedroom with 2,625 SF A/C. $649,000 | Please call 642-2222HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SERANO #PH-2106 Penthouse with breathtaking views in 3 directions, 3 bedrooms, and over 2,500 total SF. Wraparound lanai. $799,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhniga PointeThe perfect Naples life! Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves. Championship golf; only minutes from beaches, shops and dining. Estate homesites from the $900s. Villas from $1,595,000. Estate homes from $2.9 million. Pleasecall 261-3148 for more information. OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:11-5 OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:11-5 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail EastFive miles from downtown Naples. Located adjacent to the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, this luxury lifestyle community offers coach homes, villas and custom homes. It boasts Naples only TPC golf course, Buona Vita Club & Spa and an off-site marina. Priced from the $600s. Please call 643-1414 for more information. HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB GREYOAKS FIDDLERS CREEK FIDDLERS CREEK Single Family Homes FIDDLERS CREEK


NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 GOLFING COMMUNITIES premier NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM SHOREHAM VILLAS 1795 Leamington LaneSunset views over fairway and lake. Peaceful villa with a double garage and 10 foot ceilings. Golf membership included.$360,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041SHOREHAM VILLAS 1826 Leamington LaneTwo bedroom plus den villa with golf club membership. Double garage, private pool. No neighbors above.$325,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041GOLF COTTAGES 16 Golf Cottage DriveCharming 2 bedroom plus den on cul-de-sac and overlooks golf course. Updated ooring, 2-car garage. Membership required.$350,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126WATER OAKS 32 Water Oaks WayCharming 2-story villa views golf course and meandering stream. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and loft. Immaculate.$325,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126COMMONS 200 Wyndemere Way #303Furnished 3 bedroom with large tiled lanai overlooks golf/lake. New furniture in living/dining room. Membership required.$290,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126COURTSIDE COMMONS 607 Courtside DriveContemporary and dramatic! All new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, slate oors on lanai. Membership required.$285,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 VINEYARDS TERRACINA tCustom estate on 1.5 lots. Double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater, billiard room, and wine cellar. $2,399,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809QUAIL CREEK tOver 8,000 SF of living area all four bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular pool with spa, waterfall and slide. Fantastic sights. $2,450,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809PELICAN MARSH ESTATES AT BAY COLONY GOLF CLUB tUnparalleled design and craftsmanship distinguishes this 2-story, 5 bedroom plus den estate comprised of 7,000+ SF of luxurious living. Spacious and open oor plan, private guest cabana, billiards room, a true Chefs Kitchen, gorgeous lake/golf views.$4,495,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494TIBURON ESCADA tThree master suites,two guest rooms, each with bath. Gym, home theater, elevator, and golf views. A Christies Great Estates Property. $5,600,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VINEYARDS t426 Terracina Court Lakefront views, a 1,500 SF covered lanai with heated pool/spa and kitchen. Southeast exposure. Seller will consider trade. $1,299,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498WYNDEMERE LODGINGS tBeautifully designed ve bedroom estate home. Golf views. Super-sized family room and lanai with pool/spa. New roof. Membership required. $1,375,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126KENSINGTON tExpansive views over golf course. Large pool, lanai, three bedroom, 3.5 bath, den. Guard-gated entry, golf equity membership. $1,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420OLDE CYPRESS DA VINCI ESTATES tFairway views, 4,690 A/C sq. ft., six bedrooms, marble and wood oors, pool/spa, summer kitchen, 3-bay garages. $1,895,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON GARDENS tCustom-designed estate home has wonderful golf course view. Plan ows to pool. Custom kitchen with granite counters. $945,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731OLDE CYPRESS tMediterranean inspired courtyard home features tile/wood ooring, heated pool, and outdoor bar. Golf, tennis and more. $995,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411TIBURON VENTANA t#PH-502 Furnished penthouse with southwest views of preserve and golf course, 3 bedrooms, den, wraparound balcony, wood and tile oors. $1,175,000 | Kathryn Tout/Beverley Dale | 261-6161VINEYARDS TERRACINA tWonderful estate home 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and golf course views from screened lanai with heated pool/spa. Three-car garage. $1,200,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 VINEYARDS GLEN LAKE ESTATES tPristine home with lovely heated pool and spa plus expansive lake views. Architectural details and quality throughout. $799,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK tVilla offers great room with gas replace, formal dining, three bedrooms and den. Renovated master bath with marble. $840,000 | Mary Morris | 784-8599IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES t2048 Imperial Circle Stunning lakefront home. Completely remodeled. Lake views. Vaulted ceilings, chefs custom kitchen. Pool and spa. $849,000 | Dina L. Moon | 370-1252WYNDEMERE VILLAGES tBeautiful home with gorgeous tile oors, crown mouldings, and coffered ceilings. Fabulous lake and golf course view. Membership required. $895,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 OLDE CYPRESS SANTA ROSA tLong lake and golf course view from this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath. Tropically landscaped pool area. Tasteful furnishings. $725,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB tCheerful 4 bedroom villa with heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, golf course and lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub. $749,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879OLDE CYPRESS STRADA BELLA tGolf course view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Turnkey furnished. $750,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899TIBURON CASTILLO IV t#103 Gorgeous preserve views and many upgrades. Faux nishes, granite counters. Hand-scraped hickory ooring. $774,900 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 TIBURON BOLERO t#2 Wonderful waterscape and lake view from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Large screened lanai. Private elevator. $650,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK tCustom built executive home. Volume ceilings, gourmet kitchen, heated pool and hot tub, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 3-car garage. $690,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080VINEYARDS ARBOR GLEN tPrivate lake views by the heated pool with large pavered lanai. Four bedrooms and oversized family room. $695,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170OLDE CYPRESS tBeautifully landscaped! Impeccably maintained three bedroom plus den Ruttenberg home with 2,738 SF A/C, and a 3-car garage. $699,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 WYNDEMERE PRESERVE tGorgeous lake and golf course views. Large living room, family room with replace. Membership required. $595,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES tGreat views of the golf course. Two-story home offers two master bedrooms with 3rd bedroom used as a den. $575,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES tTranquil lakefront setting with southern exposure. Fantastic design with volume ceilings and spacious lanai. $575,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562OLDE CYPRESS tUpgraded 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath Rutenberg home. Brick paved pool/spa, preserve views. Woodburning replace. $579,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN t#202 Rare 2nd oor Braeburn, turnkey furnished. Southern views over lake and golf course. Golf membership included. $499,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041WYNDEMERE PRESERVE tLong lake/golf course views. Attached 3 bedroom plus family room villa, heated pool. Original owner. Membership required. $525,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126STONEBRIDGE MIDDLEBURG t#203 Golf course view! Upgrades galore, 3 bedrooms, 20 diagonal tile, glassed-in lanai, granite counters. Bundled golf. $545,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126VINEYARDS VISTA POINTE t#1503 Open spaces, high ceilings, southern exposure and expansive golf views. Neutral colors, tiled living area and storm shutters. $559,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111 STONEBRIDGE WILLOW BEND t#204 Two bedroom condominium with golf course and lake view. Offered furnished. Eastern exposure on the lanai. $375,000 | Otto Becker/Keith Alexander | 261-6161KENSINGTON HAMLET t#4 Southern exposure lake and golf views from this Arthur Rutenberg coach home. Mint condition two bedroom plus den. $397,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VINEYARDS MONTELENA t#3103 Pristine two-story townhome offers four bedrooms (2 masters),loft, 3.5 baths and attached two-car garage. $450,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN t#202 Turnkey furnished 3 bedroom with preserve views. Bundled golf, clubhouse, Har-Tru tennis, pool, spa, and 3 miles to beach. $469,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 WYNDEMERE STONEBRIDGE WYNDEMERE OPEN SUN. 1-4


41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 14A16 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi Way $1,375,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-742017 MEDITERRA 14806 Bellezza Ln $1.475 million Amerivest Realty David William Auston (239) 273-137618 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,565,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-314819 OLD NAPLES 181 15th Avenue South $1,650,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 403-452920 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,700,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-074121 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 470 Egret Avenue $1,875,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-742022 OLD NAPLES 135 5th Avenue South $1,975,000 Premier Properties Jan Martindale 896-0360>$2,000,00023 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting just over $2.1 million Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-330124 MOORINGS 710 Riviera Drive $2,275,000 Premier Properties Chris Yanson 450-758425 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-066626 ROYAL HARBOR 2645 Tarpon Road $2,950,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 250-4140>$3,000,00027 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16041 Trebbio Way $3,175,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420.28 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231>$5,000,00029 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-662830 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 2 2A 13A 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 21Open 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>$400,0002 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-48832A TIBURON 2880 Tiburon Boulevard From S489,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 404-7787>$500,0003 MEDITERRA CALABRIA 28551 Calabria Court #101 $549,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-74204 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-88065 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7073 Mill Run Circle $569,900 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7 84-5552>$600,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $600s. Premier Properties Call 800-311-36227 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-14148 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #11 $645,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-33049 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $649,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534>$700,00010 PELICAN BAY OAKMONT 808 Pine Creek Lane $779,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-742011 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 $795,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544>$800,00012 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2048 Imperial Circle $849,000 Premier Properties Dina L. Moon 370-125213 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I 10951 Gulfshore Drive #102 $899,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562>$1,000,00013A VILLAS PIENZA 4852 W. Boulevard Court, Unit 107 $1,050,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 404-778714 OLD NAPLES SPELLBINDER VILLAS OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street South $1,099,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-423114A GOLDEN SHORES 1405 Osprey Avenue $1,100,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 404-7787 15 VINEYARDS TERRACINA 426 Terracina Court $1,299,000 Premier Properties Ted Dudley 860-2498


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 NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM GOLFING MEDITERRAVERONA 16987 Verona LanePrivacy plus serenity is afforded on this lot, which overlooks a lake and a natural preserve. $695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MARCELLO 29171 Marcello WayBuild the home of your dreams in this beautiful Marcello neighborhood. This lot features preserve and lake views. $595,000 | Angie White | 821-6722IL TREBBIO 16044 Trebbio WayThis estate size site sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with golf course views. 156x 200 x 125 x 252. $499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA MARCELLO tElegant two-story, ve bedroom plus den home. Outdoor kitchen, pool and spa overlooking golf. Impeccably decorated. $3,995,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266MEDITERRA PADOVA tAn extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF, panoramic golf views and is also a certified Florida Green Home. $4,850,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA PADOVA tElegant and comfortable estate home. Flowing oor plan, outside kitchen and living room with a replace. Lake and preserve view. $4,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA BENVENUTO tSpectacular Kurtz-built home. Mouldings, niches, and superior nishes. Coffee bar, wine cellar, and replaces! Views of the south golf course $6,295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA PADOVA tGracious 4 bedroom plus den furnished home with 7,015 total SF. Stone detail, marble ooring, pool, spa and replace. $3,485,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA RAVELLO t14915 Celle Way Residence with 4 bedrooms plus study, 5.5 baths. Loggia with summer kitchen and replace. An attached cabana. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA PADOVA tComfortable elegance in this 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath estate home with volume ceilings and marble flooring. Pool/spa. $3,499,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO tFour bedroom plus den with luxurious attention to detail, open oor plan, and tantalizing outdoor living area. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO tTuscan-style 4 bedroom home with stone ooring, loft and stone replace. Pool/spa overlooking the golf course. Furnished. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA MARCELLO tCustom-built 4 bedroom plus den with oversized bedrooms and large bathrooms for each guest suite. Lanai with summer kitchen. $2,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO t16041 Trebbio Way This 4 bedroom plus den home features stone ooring, rich millwork, columns, replaces and custom nishes. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,175,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA VERONA tBeautiful 4 bedroom custom-built home overlooks preserve. Family room, den/study, replace. Pool and outdoor replace. $3,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 MEDITERRA CELLINI tFurnished by Robb & Stucky. Custom Harbourside home with four bedrooms plus a study, covered lanai and architectural details. $2,250,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266MEDITERRA CELLINI tCustom-built home with stone and hardwood ooring, media room, large guest suites, replace, lagoon pool/spa. $2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO tMagnicent estate home on a 3/4 acre golf-view lot. Spacious with four bedrooms plus den. Reasonable offers considered. $2,500,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883MEDITERRA VERONA tStunning 4 bedroom, den, 4.5 bath home has private and protected preserve views. Private pool, luxurious master suite. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA BELLEZZA tCapri II plan overlooks fairway. Oversized site, expanded pool and spa area. Interior by Collins & Dupont. Furnished. $1,749,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266MEDITERRA BELLEZZA tImmaculate, sun-splashed retreat. Carefully chosen colors and fabrics, appliances and electronics. Furnished. $1,800,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883MEDITERRA AMARONE tFour bedroom plus den home with natural light and lake view to preserve. Custom-designed by an interior designer. $1,850,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266MEDITERRA PADOVA tBetter than new! Four bedrooms plus den. Pristine lake and preserve views. Pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and pond area! $2,190,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA VILLORESI t15683 Villoresi Way Glistening lake views from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa. Golf course views. Columns, cherry ooring and granite counters. $1,375,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA MILAN tPanoramic fairway views. Stunning 3 bedroom plus den with 5,036 total SF. Outdoor living, pool, spa and summer kitchen. $1,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA FELICITA t16496 Felicita Court Lakefront furnished home with southern exposure. Floor-to-ceiling sliders open to pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. $1,599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA MILAN tCustom built three bedroom plus den, three full and one-half bath villa. A tropical screened outdoor living area and loggia. $1,649,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA BRENDISI t#201 Beautifully furnished former model with granite counters, stainless appliances, large diagonal tile, and faux nishing. $825,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112MEDITERRA VILLORESI tViews beyond open salt water pool and spa. Professional decor, integrated sound system, and home generator. A/C garage. $995,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879MEDITERRA VILLORESI tTropical setting with screened pool, summer kitchen and outdoor bar. Three bedrooms, three baths and over 2,400 SF of living area. $1,095,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA VILLORESI t15628 Villoresi Way This Mediterranean-style three bedroom, 3.5 bath villa is open to glistening lake and outdoor spaces. Courtyard pool and spa. $1,225,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II t#102 Views of glistening lake. Open plan, tile flooring and a vibrant color palette. Spacious master has lake views. $729,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA PORTA VECCHIO t#201 Southwest views over the 12th fairway and green of North Course to preserve. Furnished. Granite counters, stainless appliances. $775,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266MEDITERRA PORTA VECCHIO I t#201 Dramatic lake and golf course views. Elevator and exquisite nishes. Furnished three bedroom plus den residence. $799,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA VILLALAGO tOne of the lowest priced villas in Mediterra. Three bedroom features a 3-car side entry garage. Pool/spa. $799,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA CALABRIA t28551 Calabria Court #101 Beautifully appointed three bedroom plus den coach home! Gourmet kitchen and lake views from tiled, screened-in lanai. $549,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA SERATA tWest of Livingston Road with southwest exposure over lake to preserve. Approximate lot size: 140 x 198 x 61 x 206. $595,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA CALABRIA t28541 Calabria Court #102 Beautiful three bedroom, den and three bath furnished coach home. Lake views. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances. $609,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA BRENDISI t#102 Three bedroom plus den, 3 bath low-rise residence with views of lake and preserve, custom built shutters and crown moulding. $619,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420




GRASSINVASIONThe Grascals, left, and Ronnie Reno, below, will pick and grin at Ave marias North Park on Saturday, June 6.B Th Th Th Th Th Th T T T T T e e e e e e e e e e le le le le e le le le le le l le le le e ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft t t f ft Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Ren n n n n n n pi pi pi pi pi pi i i pi pi pi i pi pi i p c c c c c c c c c c Av Av Av Av Av Av v v v v v v Av Pa Pa Pa P Pa Pa P P Pa Pa P Ju Ju J Ju Ju Ju J Ju J Ju 10 bands in lineup for all-day festival of pickin and grinninBLUEluegrass is one of those contradictory forms of music: It makes you feel good and bad, simultaneously. Its almost like Florida weather, the way it can pour rain while the sun stridently shines. Russ Morrison fell in love with bluegrass music in 1962. Its infectious, he says. Its a hard-driving kind of music. Even the sad songs, some of them have a hard drive to them. It sounds as if theyre having a party, but if you listen to the words, theyre singing Mothers not dead, shes only sleeping. He recalls seeing Alison Krauss and Union Station perform at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. She said, Its our job to make you mournful before you leave, he says. Mr. Morrison and his band, Frontline Bluegrass, are amongBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ SEE BLUEGRASS, C4 COURTESY PHOTOS Whos on when C4 inside: NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Coming next season TheatreZone will bring Hal Linden to town as David Merrick. C21 Off to ARTScoolSummer programs set for kids at The von Liebig. C17 Festival of Great Organ Music pulls out all the stops at the Phil Some of the finest organists in Southwest Florida will pull out the stops 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 performing classic orchestral works from all periods of music history, including a duet or two. The participating organists are: James Cochran, founder and director of the 70-voice Philharmonic Center Chorale, resident organist of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, director of the Philharmonic Center Youth Chorale and director of music at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Mr. Cochran is first on the Festival of Great Organ Music Program, performing Johann Sebastian Bachs Prelude in F minor.SEE ORGAN, C20 CAN-do fashions A show to benefit Cancer Allliance Naples and other events. C23, 24 & 25 Two thumbs for Up Movie critic Dan Hudak finds Disney-Pixars first 3-D film looks marvelous. C12 TthbfU COURTESY PHOTOJames Cochran, left, and Brice Gerlach with the Casavant pipe organ at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts


Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 Rome is a city of sinners and saints. At the foot of Saint Peters the very heart of Christendom tschotke vendors sell magnets shaped like male genitalia. Even in the shadow of the church, they seem to say, the pleasures of the flesh abide.I watched the young priests who strolled the grounds of the Vatican, men with dark hair and fine Italian features, dapper in their black coats and white collars, and I wondered if they were conflicted, those men who in another incarnation might pass their days flirting on the Spanish steps. A recent article in Time magazine grappled with the issue of priestly celibacy, tracing the history of the contentious doctrine to the fourth century. In 306 A.D. the Council of Elvira decided that all priests and bishops married or otherwise should forego intercourse. The edict continued until the 12th century when the Church formerly abolished clerical marriage. Today, the debate still rages. In early May, photos surfaced of the popular Miami-based evangelist Alberto Cuti canoodling with his girlfriend, much to the churchs chagrin. The reverend has since left the Roman Catholic Church to join the Episcopal Church and plans to wed his paramour. In Rome, celibacy perplexes SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON and forth on what he thinks the great book has to say on the subject, but he cites the sensual Song of Solomon as a pro-sex passage (Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit. I said, I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.). With lines like this coming straight out of the Bible, I am perplexed for the young priests of Rome. But perhaps I am only perplexed for myself. The priests, after all, have their faith. And I? I have contented myself with a wall calendar of black-andwhite portraits I picked up at a tschotke stand. Its 12 months of clerical good looks; I found it right next to the magnets. Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit. I said, I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit...With so much controversy over celibacy, why would the church stick with the practice? The Time article points to a practical impetus: Celibacy meant no offspring vying to inherit church property. Biblically, though, the reasons occupy a more spiritual plain. In Pauls first letter to the Corinthians, he says, An unmarried man is concerned about the Lords affairs how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world how he can please his wife. Chastity, it seems, keeps the faithful on the spiritual straight and narrow.The problem with celibacy in Rome a place laden with sensual delights is the same as anywhere: the world offers powerful temptations. Even Martin Luther, the one-time priest and upstart who rocked the Catholic world and launched the Protestant Reformation, renounced his vows and married a nun. Which leads me to ask, if the father of Protestantism endorses it, can sex (within the confines of marriage) be that bad? h controvers y over ce l id the church stick wit h e Time article points i mpetus: Ce l i b aff sprin g vyin g to r opert y Bi bl ica lr easons occupy a l ain. In Pauls first rint h ians, h e says, man is concern ed a ff air s h o w h e c an But a married man i s t the affairs of this world l ease his wife. Chastit y it e f aith f ul on the s p iri narrow. w ith celibacy a ce l a d en l i gh ts y where: ower f ul n Martin e -time a rt he nd r ot a d d h er i sm n sex n es of t bad?In his Year of Living Biblically, author A.J. Jacobs took on the mighty task of following the Bible to the letter. He tackled topics as wideranging as facial hair and the wearing of mixed fibers, and even dabbled in you guessed it celibacy. Mr. Jacobs goes back


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PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 10 groups scheduled to perform at The Bluegrass Invasion, a marathon concert in the North Park at Ave Maria Township from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 6. While Frontline Bluegrass is locally based, many of the entertainers in the lineup are Grammy winners or nominees, or winners of various awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Its the biggest thing thats going to happen to bluegrass around here, Mr. Morrison says about the Invasion. Itll bring a lot of good, positive attention to bluegrass in this area. The Bluegrass Invasion line-up includes Crossfire with Clay Hess, a three-time Grammy winner; the legendary gospel group, The Lewis Family; Ronnie Reno and The Reno Tradition; the Grascals and Blue Highway. We havent had a festival of this magnitude or close to it since Usually, Mr. Morrison says, bluegrass fans have to travel to Tampa or over to the east coast to see performers of this caliber. Highlights of some of The Bluegrass Invasion bands: Blue Highways eighth and latest release, Through the Window of a Train, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts and has been critically acclaimed. The band is described as artfully balanced between tradition and innovation and in the forefront of contemporary bluegrass music. Clay Hess, who performs with Crossfire, is a Grammy-winning guitar player who has played with the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Travis Tritt and Bruce Hornsby. The Lewis Family, Americas First Family of Bluegrass Gospel Music, has performed together for 60 years and won the 2009 Dove Award for their We Are Family album. The Bluegrass Invasion will be the groups final Florida appearance, as they are retiring in September. The Grascals recorded their debut album in 2004, the same year they were invited by Dolly Parton to open her fall tour. They where named Entertainers of the Year in 2006 and 2007 by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Singer and guitarist Ronnie Reno of The Reno Tradition has toured as an opening act and band member for Merle Haggard, toured with Mel Tillis, done studio work for Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty and Willie Nelson, and written hits for both Haggard and Twitty. On the bluegrass side, he spent several years providing part of the trademark harmonies of the Osborne Brothers.That high, lonesome soundA unique form of acoustic music, bluegrass is known for its vocal harmonies, which have been described as a high, lonesome sound, akin to a train whistle in the dead of night or a coyote howling at the moon. Even so, Mr. Morrison says, you cant help but tap your feet or want to get up and dance to the tunes. But its a clogging type of dance, he clarifies. Dancing to bluegrass is also called buck dancing or flat footing. The banjo, a staple in bluegrass bands, was originally an African instrument that was made from a gourd, he says. In the late 1940s and early s, he adds, Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass, and early pioneers invented the combination of instruments in a typical bluegrass band: In addition to the banjo, theres guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass and dobro. It became bluegrass because Bill Monroe was from Kentucky (the Blue Grass State), Mr. Morrison says. He describes the genre as a mixture of old-time mountain music, folk music, Celtic music and fiddle tunes from Ireland. When Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs played Carnegie Hall in 1962, he says, It was dubbed folk music on overdrive. Mr. Morrison, who used to perform in a group called Beargrass Bluegrass, plays guitar and sings lead with Frontline Bluegrass. He jokes that the group is also known as Ghinko Biloba, as we all have white hair, naturally. At Saturdays Bluegrass Invasion, theyre scheduled to perform second in line, from 10:50 to 11:35 a.m. Whether youre a newcomer or a die-hard bluegrass fan, heres a list of things you might be interested in:Monthly Pick-inThe Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida holds a pick-in the first Sunday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m. behind the Lee Civic Center on Highway 78 in North Fort Myers. Each session features three to four bands playing acoustic music, bluegrass, folk and blues. The cost is $6 per month or $25 per family a year. Look for signs posted along the road for exact location.Bluegrass radioIf you want to hear some bluegrass on the radio, tune in to The Bluegrass Express on WMYR 1410 AM from 5-6 p.m. Sundays. The program started just a few weeks ago with host DJ Hoyle, who welcomes e-mails and takes requests at on the WebTo find out whats going on locally in all things bluegrass, go to: at the PhilLast season, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts held two successful bluegrass concerts: Ricky Scaggs and Cherryholmes. The concerts were so popular that the Phil invited Cherryholmes back to perform next season. Dubbed Blue Jeans and Bluegrass, the Thursday, May 13, 2010, concert will feature Cherryholmes with the blue jean-clad Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.Bluegrass in KentuckyRomp The River of Music Party & the Pioneers of Bluegrass Gathering, will take place from June 24-27 in Owensboro, Ky., the home state of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass. For more information, call (888) 692-2656 or go to BLUEGRASSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOSBlue Highway, top, The Lewis Family, above, and Frontline Bluegrass, left, will be playing at the Bluegrass Invasion June 6 at North Park, Ave Maria. if you go>>What: The Bluegrass Invasion >>When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 6 >>Where: North Park, Ave Maria Township in eastern Collier County >>Cost: $25 ($20 if you bring your own lawn chair), $10 for students and free for children younger than 10. A portion of each ticket sale will be donated to the Veterans Support Organization. >>Parking: Free >>If it rains: The show will go on in a covered area >>Information: (239) 287-2035 or performers>>What: The Bluegrass Invasion schedule of performers >>10-10:45 a.m., Palms Bluegrass >>10:50-11:35 a.m., Frontline Bluegrass >>11:40 a.m., Salute to U.S. veterans of all wars >>11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Keith Bass and Tomorrows News >>12:45-1:30 p.m., Roger Bass and the Hillbillys >>1:35-2:20 p.m., Swinging Bridge >>2:30-3:55 p.m., Cross re with Clay Hess >>4:05-5:30 p.m., The Lewis Family >>5:35 -7 p.m., Ronnie Reno and the Reno Tradition >>7:05-8:30 p.m., The Grascals with IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Kristin Scott Benson >>8:35-10 p.m., Blue Highway


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THE MUSIC GOURMET Season, such as it theoretically was, might be officially over, but no one bothered to tell that to the crowd that turned out at the Phil for the Ten Tenors single performance on the last Saturday night in May.I got there an hour early and was astonished to come upon a long line of cars inching their way along Pelican Bay Boulevard toward the entrance to the hall. But that was nothing compared to what I saw next: impeccably dressed and somewhat impatient people, standing with cash and credit cards in hand, hoping to score any remaining tickets for the show. It was the kind of behavior normally observed among a much younger audience of fans. But let me assure you, most of these people were older than I am.Such a line of determined ticket purchasers were still wrestling their way to grab a seat any seat in the house that the performance was actually nearly 15 minutes late getting started, as ushers searched in vain for remaining seats. Looking up at the boxes, I must confess it appeared to me that virtually every one of them was oversold. When the program finally began there were, to my careful perusal, a total of five empty seats. They would not have existed for even a split second had there been time to conduct any more ticket transactions. But there wasnt time, and through the gentle mist of quietly pumping bursts of colorful vapors into the hall, here they came the Australian phenomenon, back for their third performance in Naples.The adoring crowd went crazy as the Ten popped onto the stage, choreographed to a fare-thee-well, and launched into three back-to-back operatic selections: Funiculi, Funicula, Come Back To Sorrento and Figaro. Screams, cheers and wild applause greeted the scarcely 30-year-old boys, who grinned with delight as they took it all in. Aye yu mates, one of them said, deliberately heavy on the Aussie dialect. The crowd cheered their approbation. For those of you who may not be familiar with this musical phenomenon, the Tenors former classical voice students from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music casually banded together in 1995 to have fun and make some pocket change. By 1998 they were full-fledged stars, setting out to conquer the world and to have a lot of fun along the way. It seems everyone loves their great arrangements, their chilling harmony, their musically bodacious and fabulously choreographed shows. Just as people were practically fainting from the opening operatic selections, here came a dose of the best of the pops from the s, including Runaround Sue, Blue Moon, Earth Angel and Stand By Me. Then Besame Mucho, forever associated in my mind with Placido Domingo, had the audience humming along contentedly. The tenors might be Australian, but they brought tears to the eyes of many with their rendition of the immortal Irish favorite: Oh Danny Boy. We werent even halfway through the concert and most people, myself included, had been humming or swaying along with the music to the point of exhaustion, suffering from a kind of torpor associated with the sound bombarding us from all around and the amazing light show dragging us into its mists. Reality ceased to be of any import. Youll Never Walk Alone, the group crooned before jumping into a red-hot arrangement of Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire and following it with a rendition of Do You Love Me? that brought images of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grays torrid dancing to mind. Even Elvis was invoked, with the Tenors hilarious twisting and wriggling to Are You Lonesome Tonight? On and on and on they sang and chatted, the audience completely wrapped around each and every one of their little fingers, nearly purring in delight to Moon River and James Taylors Yesterday Morning. Their What a Wonderful World reaffirmed precisely that. So in love with this group was the audience that when one of the Tenors asked everyone to make that cute little sound you Americans make Whua! Whua! Whua! the boys chanted every last pretense of sophistication and reserve disappeared.Ten Tenors sing their hearts out to a sold-out crowd at the Phil Smack dab in the middle of one of the more serious numbers, the Tenors broke the audience up by requesting help in locating the only collectible quarter one of their group was missing: the one of Utah. Sure enough: They asked, and they received. It was that kind of an over-the-top evening, from both a musical and a purely entertainment angle. Nostalgica is what theyve dubbed this tour, and thats what they delivered.At least 25 songs and 2 hours later, the Ten Tenors bid the adoring crowd adieu. But it was too soon over. No one wanted to leave.Its precisely the kind of response that had to make CEO Myra Janco Daniels and the Phils board of directors ecstatic. At a time when I receive weekly notices of cancellations, closings and staff cuts, the Phil has thus far not just survived, it has continued to forge full speed ahead. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns LongstrethGoldberg Art Gallery in Naples. The Ten Tenors On all bottled beers and all wines by the glass4 to 7pm

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 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 of all ages and the rest of the family, too, through June 20 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets: $20/ adults, $10/students 18 and under. 263-7990 or Shirley Valentine Florida Repertory Theatre presents Shirley Valentine through June 13. Florida Rep veteran Lisa Morgan stars as Englands favorite housewife. 332-4488 or See review on page C8. Moms the Word Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents Moms the Word through June 13 at the Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 This weeks live bands Bayshore Coffee Company Live music every night. Call for this weeks lineup. 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 Freds Diner Monday: Singer/ Songwriter Night hosted by Tim The great king is about to die, but he refuses to go quietly in Exit the King, a darkly humorous play by Eugene Ionesco being staged by the FGCU Theatre Lab. Blinded by love, the king is just as unprepared for death as he was ignorant of true life. Performances are June 10-13 at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Call 3331933 or visit Blvd. 936-3239 or Where the Girls Are Sanibel Islands Schoolhouse Theater presents the high-energy musical review Where the Girls Are through Aug. 15. 472-6862 or The Wedding Singer Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers presents The Wedding Singer through June 6. 278-4422 or Exit the King The FGCU Theatre Lab presents Exit the King, back by popular demand, June 10-13 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. 333-1933 or 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. 262-2500 or Jacks Bait Shack Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Soapy Tuna; 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 Noodles Saturday: Paul Rozmus and the Funkyside Dance Band beginning at 8:30 p.m. 1585 Pine Ridge Road. 592-0050. Norms Restaurant, Lounge & Courtyard Live music in the lounge every night except Wednesday, which is karaoke night with Lester; Sunday from 5-8 p.m. is Jebrys Jazz Jam. 5047 Tamiami Trail East. 696-2408. www. Olio Jazz during Sunday jazz brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and every Wednesday 6-9 p.m. 1500 Fifth Avenue South. 530-5110. 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 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, 7:3010:30 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. Six Degrees Exhibitions Saturday: Matthew Stewart performs at 8 p.m. 1100 Sixth Avenue South. 331-2678. South Street City Oven and Grill Friday: Maxi Courtney, acoustic rock, at 5:30 p.m. Monday: Megan Rose at the piano, 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Tuesday at 9 p.m. Wednesday: Maxi Courtney, acoustic rock, at 9:30 p.m. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Stoneys Steakhouse Live music and dancing in Kevins Piano Lounge from 7-11 p.m. every night. Monday: Shelly Shannon. Tuesday: Wendy Williamson. Wednesday and Saturday: Wendy Renee. Thursday, Friday and Sunday: Robert Williamson. 403 Bayfront Place; 435-9353. at The Island Pub Robert Williamson at Stoneys


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Ongoing events Friday, June 5 Wednesday, June 10 Thursday, June 4 Sunday, June 7 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 Upcoming events Monday, June 8 Tuesday, June 9 Saturday, June 6 FGCU Show The Formers: Current Works from FGCU Art Graduates is presented at FGCU by the Alumni Association and the FGCU Department of Visual and Performing Arts through July 31. 590-7199 or Will Barnet Exhibit The Naples Museum of Art at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents Will Barnet: Works of Seven Decades through June 28. 597-1900 or Heroes in Action! The Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium in Fort Myers presents Heroes in Action! through the summer. People of all ages will enjoy exploring the world of emergency services personnel. 321-7420 or Florida Contemporary The Naples Museum of Art showcases the rich variety of artists living and working in Florida in Florida Contemporary through June 28. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. 597-1900 or 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 Village Nights Enjoy live music as you stroll the shops at the Village on Venetian Bay from 6-9 p.m. Beginning Birding Explore the prime birding areas of Lovers Key State Park on Estero Island with a park naturalist and learn how to identify the parks feathered friends. Starts at 10 a.m. 463-4588. D-Day Anniversary Peter Thomas and Col. Nick Hale, president of Friends of the Museum, will talk about their experience at the invasion from 6-9 p.m. at the Collier County Museum. 252-8476. Improv The Naples City Improv Players take the stage at Six Degrees Exhibitions at 7 p.m. Enjoy fast-paced, unscripted games and get involved by offering suggestions to the troupe. Cost: $10 at the door. Bar opens at 6 p.m. The show will be followed by open mic entertainment beginning at 8:30 p.m. Comedy on Marco Stand-up comic Pete Corealle performs at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 8 p.m. Sunday at Marco Islands Off the Hook Comedy Club at Capt. Brians. Cost: $20. 389-6900 or More Comedy Jim Gaffigan delivers his stand-up routine beginning at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 481-4849 or Third Street Farmers Market Vendors sell locally produced fruits and vegetables, jams, baked goods, seafood, soaps and more from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas. Shape Up If you dont participate, then cheer on those who do when the 23rd annual Naples Fitness Challenge Triathlon sets off at 7:30 a.m. from the Naples Beach Hotel. See story on page A15. Plant Sale The James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society holds its annual show and plant sale from 1-4 p.m. at the Araba Shriners Center, 2010 Hanson St. in Fort Myers. Free admission and parking. See more than 1,000 hybrid blooms from all over the state; 700 hybrid hibiscus plants will be for sale. 848-7090 or 872-1463. Organ Music Some of the finest organists in Southwest Florida will perform on the Philharmonic Centers 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at 3 p.m. Tickets: $23/adults, $15/students. 5971900 or See story starting on page C1. Slow Food Horticulturist and Slow Food Southwest Florida member Debbie Hughes will demonstrate how to make teas and liqueurs from 1-3 p.m. at The Edison-Ford Winter Estate in Fort Myers. Following the demonstration, attendees will tour the Estates herb garden, where they can purchase Orchid Enthusiasts The Southwest Florida Orchid Society holds its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Rutenberg Eco Living Center, 6490 South Point Blvd., Fort Myers. Renowned orchid grower Bill Thoms will discuss Bulbophyllums: Bizarre and Beautiful. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a Q&A session on orchid fundamentals. or 561-0587. Cinema Under The Stars Gulf Coast Town Center presents The Tale of Despereaux in Market Plaza beginning around sundown. Tommy TheatreZone presents the rock opera Tommy, Peter Townshends tale of a boys journey from pain to triumph, June 11-14 and 17-20 at 8 p.m. and June 13, 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) ZONE-FLA (1-888-9663352) or Summer Jazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts its 24th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series beginning Saturday, June 13, with Alan Darcy on Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The free concerts take place from 7-10 p.m. Remaining Saturday concert dates in the 2009 series are July 18, Aug. 22 and Sept. 19. Pride Concerts The SWFL Gay and Lesbian Chorus presents its 16th annual Pride Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the Cultural Park Theater in Cape BUS FAREWITH THIS COUPON EXPIRES 06/30/09 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! Steely Dan Tickets are on sale now for Steely Dan in concert Tuesday, June 16, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 481-4849 or Thoroughly Modern Millie The Naples Players present high-spirited, toe-tapping musical suitable for all ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie, on the main stage at Sugden Community Theatre June 26-July 25. Dinner-show packages available. 263-7990 or www. Coral. Tickets (suggested donation) are $15 for adults and $10 for students with current ID., or 691-2532. herbs and learn how to create a home herbal mound. Cost: $25; e-mail Make Waves The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team performs at 4 p.m. near the restaurant piazza at Miromar Outlets in Estero. Dan Charlie Daniels The Charlie Daniels Band performs at 9 p.m. June 6, at the Charlotte County Motorsports Park. (239) 332-LIVE.Charlie Daniels Jim Gaffigan


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Buy One, Get One,FREE 263-9940 263-2734Theatre. Due to popular demand, the shows been extended through June 13, and its easy to see why. It stars the incomparable Lisa Morgan, one of Florida Reps best actors, and who, Im becoming thoroughly convinced, can do no wrong on stage. There is not one false note in this performance, no sense of artifice or pretense. The script calls for Ms. Morgan to not only talk to the wall but also address the audience. This could come across as a contrivance in the hands of a less-skilled actor. With Ms. Morgan, we simply get the feeling shes talking to us personally. Its as if were sitting at her kitchen table having tea, and shes chatting with us one-on-one. She talks to the wall and to us as if its the most natural thing in the world. Shes not pretending to be Shirley Valentine. For two hours, she is Shirley Valentine. And the audience quickly falls in love with her. Shirley Valentine is the story of a woman who, realizing shes lost herself, bravely sets out on a journey to reclaim the woman she once was. Over the course of two hours, she undergoes an amazing transformation, blossoming both physically and emotionally. She first appears bedraggled and beaten down by life, clomping around her kitchen, preparing supper for her husband. Thanks to Roberta Malcolms costuming, and Ms. Morgans magical acting, she appears dowdy, almost mousy. We can be forgiven for initially thinking that shes almost forgettable, because this is a woman whos forgotten herself. But as she addresses the audience, we begin to see little sparks in her that she doesnt yet acknowledge. The audience is rooting for her long before she believes in herself. Performing a one-person show can be an actors most extreme challenge. Theres no one else to distract us; all eyes are on the lone actor for the entire performance. And the actor must command attention and hold it for the length of the play. Ms. Morgan is more than up to the challenge. From the very beginning, she grabs the audiences attention and never lets go. She gives such a rich, nuanced performance that I even stopped taking notes, for fear of missing something on stage. Her pacing is perfect; Ms. Morgan creates a delicious sense of tension and anticipation with her stories and conversation. Youre almost leaning forward in your chair, because you want to know what happens next.This is a comedy that lives up to its name; on opening night, the laughs were strong and continuous (and especially hearty during the shows bawdier moments). Ms. Morgans great comedic timing and delivery are perfectly complemented by her considerable physical humor. (Watch in the beginning as she pours herself some wine, reconsiders the glass, then pours some more.) And she delivers her humorous lines with dead sincerity, making them even funnier.Yet this play contains dramatic moments in which Ms. Morgan simply and quite easily reaches into our chests and grabs our hearts. Her Shirley is so vulnerable, so naked in her yearning that we too, let down our defenses. And then Ms. Morgan goes in for the kill. Though Shirley Valentine is a onewoman show, its populated with many people. Like a skillful artist creating a drawing with a few, well-placed strokes of the pen, Ms. Morgan deftly creates various people in Shirleys life with a sudden change of demeanor and voice, whether its a starchy, disapproving headmistress, or her young son woodenly acting in a Nativity scene. She even portrays a younger version of herself, instantly transforming from a middle-aged woman into a gum-chewing, leg-swinging, oh-so-bored-with-itall teenager. And Ms. Morgan somehow manages to make it all look effortless. She creates a Shirley Valentine so real that we want to spend more than just two hours with her. This Broadway-quality production is the perfect marriage of actor and script, and is not to be missed. The same team of artists responsible for Florida Reps productions of Rabbit Hole, Doubt and Dancing at Lughnasa also worked together on Shirley Valentine. Maureen Heffernan directed with insight and innovation, Brian Maschka is stage manager, and Ray Recht designed the set. In Act I, we see Shirleys faded yellow kitchen. Behind it: a backdrop of gray, gritty apartment windows, looking almost like a monochromatic city version of Edward Hoppers Early Sunday Morning. In Act II, were transported to Greece, with a stone patio and beach in the foreground and gleaming white buildings and an azure bay as a backdrop. Nelson Rugers lighting helps recreate the sunny glow of Greece. Ms. Morgans one-woman show is a triumph of acting. With Shirley Valentine, she reminds us that its never too late to fall in love with your own life. ARTS COMMENTARY In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in the dark wood when the true way was wholly lost. Dante AlighieriWe all start out with such good intentions. And then, somewhere along the line maybe at 40, maybe at 50, maybe on what had just seemed an average day we look up and wonder: This is my life? How did I drift so far off course? Who am I? Its like the Talking Heads song Once In a Lifetime, where David Byrne says: And you may ask yourself/What is that beautiful house?/And you may ask yourself/Where does that highway go to?/ And you may ask yourself/Am I right? am I wrong?/And you may say to yourself/My Godwhat have I done? Shirley Valentine knows all about it. A Liverpool housewife who stays in a stale marriage in a stale life because she cant imagine any other option, she has the terrifying thought that maybe, at age 42, the best years of her life are already behind her. Her children are grown and gone. And her husband, as Shirley puts it, likes things to be as its always been. Romance has long left the marriage. At best, he takes her for granted. Shirley spends her days sitting in her kitchen, drinking wine, and talking to the wall. Her life has become very, very small. And somewhere, in the midst of it all, she lost herself. A number of events converge, inspiring her to act; when a friend offers her a free trip to Greece for two weeks, she surprises even herself and accepts. It changes her life. This remarkable one-woman play, written by Willy Russell, is running at the Fort Myers Florida Repertory T e a I L i NancySTETSON Shirley Valentine is a sweetheart of a show COURTESY PHOTOS Lisa Morgan as Shirley Valentine before, right, and after, above. If you go>>What: Shirley Valentine >>Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 Bay St. in the Arcade Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >>When: through June 13 >>Cost: $39, $35, $20 >>Info: 332-4488 or www.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING More than 200,000 yards of soil (10,000 truckloads) have been moved. Miles of irrigation and electrical lines have been run. About 15,000 yards of mulch (made from the melaleuca trees that were growing on the site) have been spread. And miles of pathways have been poured. The expanded and completely renovated Naples Botanical Garden is well on the way to its grand opening in November 2009. Thats when three major gardens the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Childrens Garden, the Brazilian Garden and the Kathleen and Scott Kapnick Caribbean Garden as well as the Mary and Stephen B. Smith River of Grass, will welcome their first visitors. In spaces that will enchant, inspire and delight, the Garden will celebrate cultural diversity. The Brazilian Garden will showcase that countrys incredible botanic heritage as well as the vision and skill of national icon and landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. The Caribbean Garden will represent the enormous impact that region played as a gateway for the arrival of European explorers to the New World. And the Childrens Garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Herb Schaal, will delight young visitors and their parents and grandparents alike with waterfalls, tree houses, seven child-size recreations of native habitat, weird and wonderful plants and a secret spot filled with fanciful plantings in recycled objects. Eventually, the Marcia and L. Bates Lea Asian Garden will follow these same principles of commemoration and admiration of the people and plants of Southeast Asia. So too will the local landscape be reflected in the Karen and Robert Scott Florida Garden, with native trees and wildflowers that honor our home region. The Garden will also be home to a 90-acre Preserve, a nature sanctuary with seven different ecosystems. Housing unspoiled marshes, twisted mangroves, giant pines and ancient cypress, this vital corridor is home to otters, bobcats, hawks, eagles and other wildlife. Bird lovers will enjoy the opportunity to witness dozens of species in their native habitat as well as scores of migrating birds in the spring and fall. The state-of-the-art Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center will also have a home in the Garden. This 15,000-square-foot facility is a joint venture of the Garden and Florida Gulf Coast University. Here, FGCU students and the Naples community will take classes in all aspects of gardening, landscape design and environmental sciences, and researchers will access the facility for a variety of topics in biology and related science. Collier County teachers will have a venue for hands-on experiences with their students in the natural sciences. These will augment the Gardens existing programs such as the acclaimed Global Garden, an after-school science and math program that brings volunteers together with thirdand fourthgraders at Avalon Elementary School once a week from January through April to learn about plants, careers in gardening, cooking and cultures from around the world while working on social skills and desired character traits set forth by the school district. For community members looking for a unique opportunity to use their botanical knowledge and talents, the Garden offers a host of volunteer positions in the Childrens Garden, the Brazilian Garden, the Caribbean Garden and the Preserve. Additional volunteer opportunities exist in light office duty, special projects and, of course, gardening. The Gardens economic value to the community will be substantial. This world-class cultural attraction will entice visitors not only from Florida, but will be a destination for travelers from all corners of the globe. The Garden will make a profound difference in our community now and for generations to come. Imagine the eight original volunteers who sat together back in 1993 and imagined what the union between art and science might look like in Naples. Did they know that they would inspire the hundreds of people who have come together to make Naples Botanical Garden happen? Did they realize their efforts would result in opportunities for research and education? Could they imagine that their efforts would result in the preservation of seven natural habitats? Might they have dreamed of the incredible beauty the Garden will add to Naples for generations to come? We hope you will mark your calendar and plan to be part of our grand opening celebration week in November. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the Presenting Sponsor for the grand opening celebration. See you there! Amy Kessler is the communications manager at the Naples Botanical Garden. Seeds are sown for grand opening at the Naples Botanical GardenBY AMY KESSLER _________________Special to Florida Weekly From U.S. 41, take Park Shore Drive to Gulf Shore Boulevard 239.261.6100 Enjoy live music, waterfront dining and shopping tonightTHURSDAY, JUNE 4from 6:00:00 P.M.MIKE SIMONSNative American Flute with Latin Rhythms! (South side; near Mondo Uomo)ERIC RINGSMUTHA Malibu Twist to Classic Hits! (North side; near Artichoke & Company)CHARISMANaples Favorite Variety Duo! (North side; near fountain)TASTY COOKOUTS BY ARTICHOKE & COMPANY AND VILLAGGIO CAFE! PUZZLE ANSWERS >>The grand opening week at the Naples Botanical Garden will include: Tuesday, Nov. 10 Opening Celebration Wednesday, Nov. 11 Hats in the Garden luncheon Friday, Nov. 13 Member Preview Saturday, Nov. 14 Public Ribbon-Cutting Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the Presenting Sponsor of the grand-opening celebration. For more information, visit or call 643-7275. Mark your calendar

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C12 WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Up is the first DisneyPixar film in 3-D, and it looks marvelous. Seeing an aerial view on a conventional movie screen is one thing, but seeing it in the depth of 3-D and feeling like youre soaring through the air is another. Of course some theaters are showing Up in traditional 2-D, but to see it that way would be to miss a spectacular visual experience.The story has action, sweetness and sentiment, but it isnt among DisneyPixars greatest collaborations (the Toy Story movies, Finding Nemo). Naturally, director Pete Docters (Monsters, Inc.) film is fine for kids (ages 5 and up) and parents alike. But this time the main character is slanted toward an older crowd a much older crowd. Carl Fredricksen (voice of Ed Asner) is 78 years young, and hes every bit as cantankerous as one might expect. After a very sweet montage of Carl and his wife Ellie growing old together, Ellie dies and he is left alone. With a developer threatening to take his home away, Carl ties scores of helium-filled balloons to his house and soars away to Paradise Falls in South America. Little does he know that an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer (think Boy Scouts) named Russell (voice of Jordan Nagai) is also on board, giving him company when he wants none. Tall buildings, inclement weather and high mountains make the trip a grand adventure, and when they land in Paradise Falls, theyre on the wrong side of the mountain. Carls journey of self-discovery begins as he and Russell trek across the plateau to a beatific waterfall, where Carl plans to live out his waning days in the comfort of his own home. The journey includes Carl befriending a dog named Dug (voice of Bob Peterson), whose voice box will be the highlight of the movie for many, and meeting famed explorer Charles Muntz (voice of Christopher Plummer), Carls childhood hero who many presumed was dead. Parents should take note that the movie is rated PG, and a lot of the in-flight sequences are quite harrowing in 3-D. On more than one occasion, characters are dangling from the house while grasping a garden hose, and the aerial shots that look down from the sky while very impressive also may be scary for impressionable youngsters. And although Carls storyline is endearing, the motivation for the villain is weak and the finale is a bit contrived and silly.Still, largely due to Mr. Asners experienced voice leading the way, the movie is a winner. Pixar has released nine of the 25 top-grossing animated films of all time in the United States, and all nine were No. 1 at the box office on their opening weekends. Up will be no different, and deservedly so. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. Brothers Bloom (Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz) Two grifter brothers (Brody and Ruffalo) pull one last con on an unsuspecting heiress (Ms. Weisz) who loves adventure. Its hard to get into a movie when you have no reason to believe anything youre seeing. If everything is a con, and nothing is genuine, does it matter how it ends? Id argue that it doesnt, and the road leading to the movies big reveal (or lack thereof) isnt clever or amusing enough to be worth the trip. Rated PG-13. Terminator: Salvation (Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin) In whats both a prequel and a sequel (you have to see it to know what I mean) to the Terminator franchise, adult John Connor (Mr. Bale) has to save the life of his teenager father, Kyle Reese (Mr. Yelchin), after his dad is taken captive by the machines. A half-human/ half-cyborg (Mr. Worthington) may or may not be an asset to the survival of both. Theres no character development and the story barely holds together, but the action scenes and visual effects are phenomenal. Fortunately the action is non-stop, so were always entertained. Rated PG-13.Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria) Security guard turned entrepreneur Larry Daley (Mr. Stiller) and Amelia Earhart (Ms. Adams) try to stop an Egyptian pharaoh (Mr. Azaria) from conquering the world. Or something like that. The story really doesnt matter; this movie is all about fun and visual effects, both of which are serviceable but not remarkable. Kudos to kids younger than ten years old who know who the historical figures are. Rated PG. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Up REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? YesCarl, Russell, Kevin and Dug of Up >>John Ratzenberger (Cliff from Cheers) is the voice of Construction Foreman Tom. He is the only actor to voice a character in all 10 DisneyPixar lms, and he will return next summer as Hamm the Piggy Bank in Toy Story 3. Did you know? danHUDAK


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C13 THURSDAY, JUNE 4 8 p.m., Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop Original legends of rock n roll reunite. Hosted by Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler and Lloyd Price, with a special appearance by Little Richard. FRIDAY, JUNE 5 8:30 p.m., Connect! Wellness Lifting spirits and recuperating through NCHs Arts in Healing program; supporting the transition out of foster care through Footsteps to the Future; exploring ways to unwind through massage. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SATURDAY, JUNE 6 7 p.m., Magic Moments: The Best of s Pop Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney host this nostalgic trip thats a mix of live performance and archival footage including classic moments from Patti Page, Perry Como, Debbie Reynolds, the McGuire Sisters and more. SUNDAY, JUNE 7 8 p.m., Tony Bennett: An Ameri-This week on WGCU-TVTune in to WGCU-HD 30.1/Cable 3 and 241 for: can Classic This ground-breaking contemporary reinvention of the variety special was created and directed by acclaimed director Rob Marshall. Mr. Bennett performs duets with Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Juanes and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. Woven throughout the special are narratives by guests such as Billy Crystal, John Travolta and Robert De Niro. MONDAY, JUNE 8 8 p.m., Great Performances Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany The superstar returns to his native Italy for a concert on the slopes of the ancient hill town of Lajatico in Tuscany. Special guests include Chris Botti, Heather Headley, Kenny G., David Foster and Sarah Brightman. TUESDAY, JUNE 9 10 p.m., Osmonds 50th Anniversary Reunion Osmond-mania reigns in this Las Vegas concert. All seven Osmonds reunite to perform many of their bestselling hits. Including video clips, historic photos and cameo appearances by celebrity guests, including Andy Williams. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 8 p.m., Sarah Brightman: Symphony in Vienna Performed in St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna, Austria, this concert features the singers best-loved hits and selections from her newest release, Symphony. FRIDAY, 8:3 0 Lifti n th r in t t Fu




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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 A&E WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 Ft. Myers Ke y West *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS June 5th Annual Swim Around KW June 6th-14th Pride Fest Key West June 6th Schooner Wharf 8K Run June 13th Bess Truman Tropical Fruit and Ice Cream Social June 13th Pride Fest Parade 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers Beach Just 31/2 hours to Key West! Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 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: Sandra Averhart, a supply organist for churches throughout Collier and Lee counties. Ms. Averhart has been a member of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists since 1978. When not serving as a supply organist, she sings soprano in St. Lukes Episcopal Church choir in Fort Myers. She and James Lorenz will perform a duet of John Rutters Variations on an Easter Theme. Jonathan Birner, organist and choir director at Grace Lutheran Church in Naples since January 2000. Mr. Birner has more than 20 years of service in churches of all denominations, primarily in the Lutheran Church, in which he was raised. Claire Marie Faasse, organist at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers. Ms. Faasse has served in Presbyterian and Reformed churches since she was 16 years old and holds diplomas in organ performance from Trinity College of Music, London. John Fenstermaker, director of music at Trinity-by-the-Cove in Naples. Mr. Fenstermaker was a choirboy at Trinity Church in Indianapolis and as a high school student conducted the 80-voice chorus, played in a rock n roll band, accompanied silent films at the public library and was assistant organist at Christ Church Cathedral. He studied in France and was assistant organist at the Washington National Cathedral for four years. Following a years study at Canterbury Cathedral in England, he was appointed organist and choirmaster of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, a post he held for more than 25 years. Brice Gerlach, director of music at First Presbyterian Church in Naples and assistant director and accompanist of the Philharmonic Center Chorales. Mr. Gerlach recently completed his doctorate in choral conducting from Indiana University. James E. Lorenz, organist and choirmaster at St. Lukes Episcopal Church Fort Myers and a teacher of organ and harpsichord at Edison State College. Caroline Phillips, a 2009 graduate of Naples High School who will attend Stetson University to major in classical piano performance and minor in classical saxophone performance. On the Sunday program, she will play the saxophone in a duet with Mr. Birner. Betty Pursley, minister of sacred arts at the United Church of Marco Island, where she directs choirs and the arts program, serves as organist and teaches music. On Sunday, she will perform A Sweet for Mother Goose by George Akerley, with James Clark as narrator. Becky Weese, director of music and organist at Naples United Church of Christ. Ms. Weese also conducts the Bay Singers, a choral group comprised of 50 singers who live in Bonita Bay. She holds bachelor of music education and bachelor of church music degrees from Shenandoah College & Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Va., and completed the doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting at the University of Miami, Coral Gables. Crawford Wiley, a native of Southwest Florida who is pursuing a degree in organ performance from Bob Jones University. He has performed on National Public Radios From the Top program featuring young musicians. Tickets to the Festival of Great Organ Music at the Phil are $23 for adults and $15 for students. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www. ORGANFrom page 1


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 A&E C21 Mark Danni, founding artistic director of TheatreZone, has announced the companys lineup of professional equity productions for the 2009-2010 season: MAN OF LA MANCHA A play-within-a-play based on Cervantes Don Quixote, this is a poignant story of a dying man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. His dream is Everymans dream. His tilting at windmills is Everymans great adventure. It played for 2,328 performances in New York and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. TheatreZone performances will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 3-5 and 9-12; and 2 p.m. Dec. 5, 6 and 13. HIGH SPIRITS starring Georgia Engel Noel Cowards musical comedy was nominated for eight Tony Awards. Based on Blithe Spirit, it includes a charming score by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray and features a fussy, cantankerous novelist named Charles Condomine, who is haunted (literally) by the ghost of his first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira. Elvira is summoned by a visiting happy medium who for the TheatreZone production will be played by Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show). Ms. Engel recently co-starred as Mrs. Tottendale in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. TheatreZone performances will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 7-9 and 13-16; and at 2 p.m. Jan. 9, 10 and 17. THE ABOMINABLE SHOWMAN starring Hal Linden in a world premiere Mr. Linden takes on one of the strongest and most complex characters of his long and illustrious career in this behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the intense, inventive mind of producer David Merrick. Celebrated for his landmark shows including Gypsy, Hello, Dolly, Oliver and nd Street, Mr. Merrick was also the most hated, reviled and feared man in show business, capable of great achievement, often accompanied by staggering acts of cruelty. TheatreZone performances will be at 8 p.m. March 4-6 and 10-13; and 2 p.m. March 6, 7 and 14. LEE ROY REAMS in Gotta Sing Gotta Dance Mr. Reams won critical acclaim on Broadway as Roger DeBris in Mel Brooks The Producers. His one-man cabaret show has taken him to the White House and around the world, and he considers it TheatreZone announces its 2009-2010 seasonSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYan honor to have performed for four U.S. presidents. TheatreZone performances will be at 8 p.m. April 22-24; and 2 p.m. April 25. I LOVE MY WIFE This delightful Cy Coleman musical is about a would-be mnage-a-quatre: two couples who want to plunge into liberated mutual sexuality but only manage to get their toes wet. Whats truly innovative about the show is that the musicians are on stage as part of the play, singing, dancing and commenting on the action. The band won a Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, and the show won two Tony Awards. TheatreZone performances will be at 8 p.m. June 10-12 and 16-19; and at 2 p.m. June 12, 13 and 20. All TheatreZone productions are staged at G&L Theatre on the campus of The Community School of Naples. Season tickets range from $172-$205; single tickets are $38-$43. Group rates are available. For more information, call (888) 966-3352 or visit Tony Award-winner Hal Linden takes on one of the strongest and most complex characters of his long and illustrious career in The Abominable Showman. Georgia Engel will play a happy medium in Noel Cowards High Spirits. WORLD OF THE OVER 55 ITEMS $ 5DOLLAR MEALSMISTER FIVE RESTAURANT1716 Airport Pulling Rd s, Naples 34112 (on the corner of Davis Blvd. & Airport Pulling Rd.) Open Everyday 7:30am-2:30pm CLOSED SUNDAY 239 262 1555 CALL FOR EXPRESS PICK UP! Burgers Pastas Phillies TRY THE BEST PHILLY STEAK SANDWICH & FRIES IN SWFL AT THE BEST PRICE $ 5!!!


C22 A&E WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Comedian Kathy Griffin brings an all-new show to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Thursday evening, Aug. 13. Tickets for $38-$78 go on sale Friday, June 5, and are available by calling the box office at 481-4849 or online at Ms. Griffin is probably best known for her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan, on which she played Brooke Shields acerbic colleague, Vickie Groener. As a stand-up comedian she landed her first HBO Half Hour Comedy Special and in 1998 and later had the one-hour A Hot Cup of Talk on the network. She has supplied voices for characters in Dilbert and The Simpsons and has appeared in a dual role on the X-Files as well as in Eminems video, The Real Slim Shady. Ms. Griffin co-hosted The Billboard Music Awards three years in a row and has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and Live with Regis and Kelly. Her film credits include Its Pat, Four Rooms and Muppets from Space. She also has a great passion for reality TV. She participated in (and won) Celebrity Mole on ABC and hosted the NBC series Average Joe and the MTV series Kathys So-Called Reality. Her stand-up routine Allegedly is available on DVD, and the third installment of Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List recently ran on Bravo. Art Walk in historic downtown Fort Myers on Friday evening, June 5, will showcase several new art exhibitions, student performances and a one-act play. Various galleries are open from 6-9 p.m., and the evening wraps up with a party at Spirits of Bacchus. Participating galleries and venues are: The Alliance for the Arts, Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique, ArtFest Fort Myers, Karen L. Benson Interior Designs and Inspire, The Burroughs Home, The Butterfly Estates, daas Gallery, Enjewel, H2, Hotel Indigo, HOWL Gallery, Space 39 Gallery, the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center and the Veranda. Highlights include: The opening of the 23rd annual 2D/3D All Florida Juried Exhibit at the Alliance for the Arts Three exhibits Hot Shots, Recurring Patterns and The Art of Music and entertainment by Daniel Klimoski at the Arts for ACT Gallery Complimentary appetizers for all Art Walkers (pick up an Art Walk button at any gallery) beginning at 5 p.m. at the Veranda restaurant High-definition photographer by Detlef Schattner on display at The Butterfly Estates Works by various pop artists on exhibit at daas Gallery An exhibit titled Retro Pop at HOWL Gallery The Latin Art Show, plus free performances of Sure Thing, a one-act play by David Ives, at 7 and 8:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Friday Night Live, with slide guitarist and singer John Mooney in the Patio de Leon A free shuttle service, with stops planned near the art venues, and free parking at Harborside Event Center will be available for Art Walk patrons. Maps of participating galleries are available at various locations. For more information, visit Tickets on sale Friday for comedian Kathy Griffins return to Mann HallExplore downtown Fort Myers galleries during this months Art Walk on June 5 FlamingoVegas Style Games Drawing 4 Times Daily From Our Prize Wheel Wednesday Sunday Weekly Drawings for Visa Gift Card 7:30 & 9:00pm F riday Complimentary snack & beverages All Day 3 NEW GAMES 3 NEW GAMESCome Check Them Out! Come Check Them Out! Good Food Good Spirits Good Fun Reservations Suggested Hours of Operation:Daily 5 p.m. closing Lunch 11:30 a.m. seasonally239.261.1221720 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Rti S t t t d d d d d d d d d d Trilogy Try a glass of wine. Over 50 are available by the glass, hundreds by the bottle to compliment your dining experience. A special selection of wines from the Trilogy wine cellar are also offered by the glass and are maintained in a specially controlled wine keeper system bar side. All the wine and spirits offered are selections not only from the U.S., but also from around the world and represent the best of the best in quality, and yet appropriately priced. Family Transition Coaching Daily Money Management Insurance Claims Advocacy Senior Move Management Household Inventory Household Liquidation Estate Administration Support 239.325.1880 GRIFFIN


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend a Richie Rich fashion show for Cancer Alliance of Naples 1. Michele Eddy, Sonny Grech, Gena Eddy, Jace Eddy and Jerry Conti 2. Christina Biagi, Deanna Desruisseaux and Vanessa Tiro-Hernandez 3. Rosie Johnson and Maria DeMoya 4. Brenna Abbott and Teresa Toscano 5. Cassidy Stevens, Sara Eklund, Erin Rectanus, Alex Eynon and Maura Kent 6. Megan Husted, Nick Lumia, Madalyn Lageman, Tammy Roberts and Maryann Marzocchi 7. Victoria Miller 8. Richie Rich and Parker Borelli 9. Alex EynonPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY See all the images from this event and more at Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 2 3 4 6 5 78 9


C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Marilyn Wahe and Dominic Isabella 2. Janet Schlegel, Maquinn Havig and Les Schlegel 3. Glenda Agnoli, Alexandra Agnoli and Arlene Ward 4. Alex and Ian Generous, Isabelle Stamper 5. Delaney, Donna, Tessa and Kelly Dimare 6. Bill Forbes, Jack Sites, Wilson Bradshaw, Jeff Allbritten, Rich Dittus and Marc Laviolette 7. Mary Ann Gemmill, Kate Henry, George Harvey, John Henry and Cynthia Janssen 8. Take Stock In Children grad Gaelle Colas and John Henry, chairman of The Immokalee Foundation 9. Take Stock In Children grad Jesus Segura, left, with his mother Maria and his brother JoseStepping out for Family Fare at the Phil Take Stock In Children: The Immokalee Foundation celebrates its 2009 graduatesPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS2 7 9 6 8 1 45 3 See all the images from this event and more at Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Kathy and Billy Southern 2. Joe Foose and Maggie Dunn 3. Kathleen and John Karpovich 4. Kathleen Wayne and Sean McVey 5. Kim and Fred Paola 6. Matt Berman, Tom Takash and Ted Berman 7. Mike and Barb Manganaro 8. Zach Mallone and Jeremy GilesThe Holy MaMa TaTas at NoodlesJERRY SMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLYSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned.2 1 45 7 8 3 6See all the images from this event and more at Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@


C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 239.597.75001485 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL Closed Mondays. $5 off expires 06-18-09Bha! Bha! A Persian Bistro, 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 594-5557The promise of whats to come reveals itself as customers walk in the door and the scents of saffron, cinnamon, ginger and garlic waft over them. Chef/proprietor Michael Mir has created a bastion of fine hospitality and creative cuisine, with many recipes passed on by his Iranian mother. Among the highlights of dinner were haleem bademjune, a creamy concoction of eggplant, lentils, garlic and sour cream; plum lamb, spicy seafood gilani and squash jewel cake with apricots, prunes and mango sauce. Theres belly dancing one night a week, which added another authentic note to this exotic, sensuous meal. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Blue Water Bistro, Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero; 9492583 The newest of the Culinary Concepts restaurants, Blue Water Bistro fits in well with the contemporary look and feel of Coconut Point. A casual bistro specializing in seafood, theres something for everyone on the menu. High points of a recent meal included craband lobsterstuffed pot stickers, crispy crunchy calamari, morning-after mussels, chicken limone and a delicious vegetable platter (create your own from the impressive list of veggies and starches). Less successful was a nightly special of three white fish that came devoid of sauce or color. Pineapple upside down cake with rum raisin ice cream ended the meal nicely. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Escargot 41, 4339 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 793-5000 Naples is blessed with several excellent French restaurants, but Escargot 41 is one of the best. Despite its location in the corner of the non-descript Park Shore Shopping Center, once inside its as if youve traveled to a well-to-do Parisian bistro with food and service to match. Chef Patrick Fevrier is a master of French cuisine, while his wife, Jackie, is a gracious hostess. Choose from several escargot dishes (I liked Peters Fricassee 41). The salmon cured in sea salt, coated in coffee and smoked, is superb. The lobster bisque was classic and rich. Yellowtail snapper in lemon butter and caper sauce was a nightly special that was worthy of the designation. No cloyingly sweet duck here. Fevriers version is rubbed in garlic salt, roasted until the skin is just lightly crisp and the flesh still moist, then finished with a savory plum port wine sauce. For dessert, an ethereal raspberry souffl was worth every calorie. Beer and wine served. (The wine list is exceptional even for a much larger establishment.) Food: Service: Atmosphere: MiraMare Ristorante, Village on Venetian Bay, 4236 Gulf Shore Blvd., Naples; 430-6273 The aptly named MiraMare (Italian for looking at the water) retains the great bay view of its predecessor, Marie-Michelles. The Italian food served in this primarily open-air dining spot is fresh and well-prepared. Dishes such as fried calamari, pappardelle alla Bolognese and pan-seared salmon with honey and apple berry Dijon sauce were generous in proportion, properly cooked and nicely plated. A chocolatecovered cannoli and an ethereal zabaglione with fresh fruit further demonstrated the kitchens skill and range. While most of the servers appeared well-versed in the fine points of fine dining, there were some glitches that needed correction in order to bring the service to the level of the food. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Pelagos Caf, 4951 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 263-2996 The management calls whats served here Mediterranean soul food and thats an excellent description. Primarily Greek, the menu also offers a smattering of other dishes from the region. Portions are large and most dishes are ample for two. I can recommend the fried calamari with its cinnamon-scented marinara, and a vegetable plate that contained roasted peppers, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and the best dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Ive had outside of Greece. The avgolemono soup, Greek salad and gyro platter were spot on. Also delicious was a simply grilled mahi fillet topped with asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, one large wedge of baklava satisfied more than satisfied two of us. A bonus at Pelagos is its moderate prices. Odds are youll have enough leftovers for another meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTSCapsule summaries of previous reviews: Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor The vegetarian plate is a lovely mix of wellexecuted side dishes that combine to form a satisfying and inexpensive meal.KAREN FELDMAN /FLORIDA WEEKLY th i f V N w w AFE LUNAAFE LUNA $29.9921


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR 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; recommended for children older than 5, who must be accompanied by an adult; $20 per child, $10 per adult; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Thursday, June 4, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Chefs Tim and Shelly Connors will create 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; 390-2222. Saturday, June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The Third Street South Farmers Market features local farmers, artisans, chefs and fishmongers selling a variety of goods; Third Street South and Gordon Drive; 434-6533. Saturday, June 6, 13, 20 and 27, Freds Diner: Three-course dinner and show, Assisted Living, a musical by comedy team Compton and Bennett; $29.95, Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. 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; 390-2222. Thursday, June 11, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Kristina San Filippo moves beyond bananas and mangos to show how tropical fruits lend unique flavors to many recipes; $45; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Thursday, June 11, 4-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Check out the new top 10 wine list and stop by the wine bar for a taste of these wines designed for summer enjoyment; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, June 12, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Denise Petersen shows how to create classic seafood paella as well as a vegetarian version; $5, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Registration required. Friday, June 12, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar will present wines from Washington, Oregon and Northern California paired with a four-course meal by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $75; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Cookout for a Cause features a beef or veggie burger, bag of chips and drink with proceeds going to Friends of Rookery Bay; $5, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, June 13 and 27, 3:305:30 p.m., Naples Tomato: Mozzarella-making class accompanied by light bites and wine; $35; 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-9800. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ G p.m., Culi n m It Strawberry shortcake seems like health food at Food and Thought. KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Food and Thought>>Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; lunch entrees served 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner entrees served 5:30-7:30 p.m. >>Reservations: No >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted.>>Price range: Soup, $2.95 (cup), $4.95 (bowl); entrees, $6.95; side dishes, $1.95 with entre, $2.95 without entre; sandwiches, $6.95; smoothies, $5.95; juices, $6.50, salads, $7.95 >>Beverages: Organic smoothies, juices, sodas and puri ed waters >>Seating: Tables indoors and on the patio >>Specialties of the house: Menu items change daily. >>Volume: Low >>Parking: Parking lot >>Web site: www.foodandthought.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 213-2222 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Commitment and conviction main ingredients at Food and Thought karenFELDMAN Organic farmer and entrepreneur Frank Oakes doesnt simply talk the talk. Hes devoted himself and his livelihood to making a difference in the lives of everyone who enters his market and caf, Food and Thought, which he describes as militantly organic. And thats the pure essence of the place. He hasnt created a 100 percent certified organic establishment because its trendy and he can charge more for his merchandise. As you might gather from the name, Oakes has put a lot of thought into his food and firmly endorses Hippocrates philosophy: Let your food be your medicine and medicine be your food. Once a traditional or chemical farmer, as he describes it he gradually rejected the agricultural practices of his father and grandfather, arriving at the conclusion that pesticides and commercial fertilizers were to blame for many undesirable states of the human condition. He began raising vegetables free of such products and believes its improved his life and that of his family. Its also become the central theme of his life and his recently expanded market and caf. A meal at Food and Thought is strictly informal. You order at the counter from a limited selection of daily specials. You carry that food to an unadorned nearby table (those on the patio are situated among lots of greenery and several have umbrellas). But what you eat is all fresh and organic. The only oil used is olive; the only water is purified by reverse osmosis. Beans start out dry, not canned, and are soaked then cooked but not in aluminum or Teflon-coated pans. There are plenty of veggies plus a fish and a fowl dish, but no pork, beef, lamb or veal. Smoothies are 100 percent fruit no sugar, ice or any other additives. Ditto for the juices, which are made as you watch. The results, while not the chef-driven delights youd find in a restaurant, are brightly flavored and taste good going down because they are so unsullied. Oh yes, a meal at Food and Thought is also pretty darned inexpensive. We had two entrees, four side dishes, a smoothie, a juice, a slice of cake and a big cookie for $41. The days entrees were salmon cakes and garlic-rosemary chicken, so we tried one of each. (Theres also a daily vegetarian option, such as eggplant Parmesan.) The chicken was juicy and lightly seasoned. The days greens collards were bright green and still retained some crunch, while the dilled potatoes had good flavor but could have been warmer. A highlight of the meal was a delicious salmon cake a nicely browned, good-sized patty that combined salmon with carrots, red bell pepper, bits of parsley and a light breading. Firm pinto beans and a large mound of creamy smashed yams made for a satisfying meal. For beverages, we sampled a smoothie and a juice. A pina colada smoothie contained a rich blend of pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice. It overflowed with ripe fruit flavors and was almost a meal in itself. The Doctor was a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley. The young woman who made and delivered the juice offered to bring me ice if I wanted it. I declined, but thought later it might have benefitted from being cooler than the room temperature at which its served. Dessert was a large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake that contained sweet fresh berries wedged between two layers of shortcake covered in a light whipped topping. At nearby tables, I spotted a colorful salad, a couple of wraps and a sandwich, the contents of which werent clear from a distance, but everyone looked contented as they ate. It would be hard not to get the message here. The Organic Farm Market sign stripped across the top of the store is visible from U.S. 41. As customers prepare to enter the building, a sign on the window reads: Militantly organic so you can shop in peace. Employees wear a different T-shirt each day, with the color and the saying on the back changing with the day of the week. On this day, they were wearing their Saturday shirts: cream colored, with the days thought on the back provided by Samuel Johnson: Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness. Food and Thought isnt a destination restaurant, but it is an establishment that dispenses as much good sense as it does healthy food. You cant help but feel virtuous after a meal there. In fact, it inspired me to head over to the market, where I stocked up on organic produce, crackers, chicken and hummus. Oakes wants to upgrade what we put in our mouths, but he also wants to heighten our awareness of whats in what we put in our mouths. Hes doing a fine job on both counts. Hippocrates would be proud. The menu changes daily but always includes poultry, fish and vegetables. 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