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 C20 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 36 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JUNE 11, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERA fine time for wineVino columnist Jim McCracken points toward several special summer offers. C22 Business is good Nurseries, garden centers say the recession is just another pest. B1 Concierge medicine For some patients, the approach cures some of what ails the system. A18 Once a seasonal treat, Third Street Farmers Market goes year round Stop by the Third Street Farmers Market any Saturday morning this summer and enjoy a social sojourn filled with flavorful treats. Although in its 19th year, Naples original farmers market has never been open past the traditional winter/spring season before now. Regular hours are 7:3011:30 a.m. every Saturday. Whether youre hunting for gifts with a local flair, hungry for breakfast or shopping for dinner, the open-air market offers something for everyone. Collette Krupp is a loyal shopper and a big fan. I buy all of my vegetables here, she said. On a recent Saturday she also stopped at Ninas Naturals to replenish her supply of lime loofah soap. Ninas Naturals proprietor Nina Downs has run a table at the market for 10 years and has developed a knack for pouring her fragrant glycerin soaps onto loofah sponges and slicing them into disks. Im hoping that this is a unique technique, but Im not sure about that, Ms. Downs mused. The most popular soaps at Ninas Naturals are colorfully striped and made with local honey, vitamin E and essential citrus oils, she said, adding none costs more than $3. I started calling it recession pricing during season and had good luck with that, she noted.BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly See it, hear it TheatreZone brings The Whos Tommy back to town. C1 FTER BRUCE THALHEIMER DIED in 2006, his widow Nancy scattered some of his ashes outside Breckenridge, Colo., near one of their favorite hiking trails. The rest are set to be launched into space next year from Cape Canaveral. If I ever get the opportunity (to go into space), please let me go. Thats what he used to say, Mrs. Thalheimer says. To fulfill her husbands wish, she has turned to Celestis Inc., a Houston, Texas-based company that will send Mr. Thalheimers ashes into the cosmos via a private-industry satellite. Mrs. Thalheimer says her husband, who flew in aerobatic air shows and dreamed of one day going to outer space, learned about the option from his favorite magazine, Air and Space. The APeople think if you cremate the body theres no service, which is far from the truth. Jeffrey Tarvin Fuller Funeral Home,BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE CREMATION, A8 SEE MARKET, A12 ASHES TO ASHESIN SW FLORIDA ITS THE WAY TO GOPHOTO BY GEORGE RAAB Vendors Terry Banks, in background, and Annie De Piero. Ms. Banks sells her homemade soups at the market; Ms. De Piero sells her baked goods. Conciergemedicine
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 NOW OPENLunch k DinnerNaples Newest and Largest Dining FacilityLunch Available 7 Days a Week 11am 5pm Dinner served on Fridays 5 8:30pmWe cater to all types of events Parties of 12 to 300! Weddings Banquet functionsTry the most beautiful dining room in town10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)ww.golfheritagebay.com Call 239-384-6166Is concupiscence really the problem, and is this county just saddled with a bunch of go-along prudes, or is it more complicated than that? Ive been wrestling with that question for more than a month now, ever since Don Stilwells title changed from Lee County Manager (LCM) to Former County Manager (FCM) apparently because of concupiscence. I say apparently because some county commissioners seemed to have it in for him for years, no matter what he did. They tried to shoot him out of the saddle a number of times for a number of perceived sins, and failed at least until they finally discovered the concupiscence bullet. In case youre wondering, concupiscence is a fancy term for lust. And lust, at least in part, helped bring every one of us into the world. In many cases, it probably helps keep many of us going through the world. Especially in American culture, we burn with it but we disdain it. Why? If you know, fill me in. In Mr. Stilwells case, his concupiscence, in the form of pictures of nude women on his computer, never would have come to light if it hadnt been for the FBI, which was looking for something else. So it took the FBI to end Don Stilwells 16-year run as county manager, but not for committing a crime. And having found nude pictures, the FBI clearly relished the opportunity to celebrate the fact, probably after studying them at great length, and analyzing them in concupiscent detail. Usually, the word concupiscence means sexual lust, but it could mean a lust for just about anything: high cool mountains, or barbecued ribs or Georgia peaches.Say the FBI had found images of Georgia peaches hanging in pairs on Mr. Stilwells computer luscious looking fruits swollen and blushing in the full ripeness of summer, pictured with highresolution digital detail. In that event, would Mr. Stilwell still be at the helm of county government? Probably, which would be hypocrisy. And would people like Pete Winton the talented assistant county manager and a man of sterling integrity who was nicked by the concupiscence bullet find themselves reprimanded? Probably not, not unless sexual metaphor has been banned by county rule makers. But Im not sure they know what a sexual metaphor is. Mr. Winton, meanwhile, will not now have a chance to become county manager anytime soon, which probably wont hurt him in the least. But it will hurt 630,000 other residents who could benefit from his brains and his integrity. Which brings me to recommendation number one, designed to appear in the forthcoming, Field Manual of Operations for Concupiscent Officials Living in Prudesville. 1. Always use the following metaphors when discussing sex in the workplace: Peaches (breasts) Grapes (nipples) Cured hams (buttocks) Bananas or cucumbers (northern male organs) Walnuts (southern male organs) Brass balls (southern male organs, while flattering the male ego) Mangoes or pears, halved (female organs) Passion fruit (the act of sex) By using these terms, a lusty discussion between workers would be culinarily explicit or even culinarily pornographic, but not sexually explicit or pornographic, which county rules prohibit in the workplace. After all, its hard to argue that e-mailing a picture from Gourmet Magazine is the same thing as e-mailing a picture from a calendar of naked women or men. Even when it might be a result of concupiscence.If officials spend a bunch of time exchanging pictures of fruit, or of mountain meadows, or boats, or big fish, or family vacations, and lusting after all of it well, they may not be working, but nobodys going to pop them with the concupiscence bullet.So I wonder why the that bullet is so effective, when laziness, irresponsibility, manipulative or abusive exercise of authority, lying, and a range of other bad-behavior bullets so often bounce off the parapets of public life like so many spit pebbles.Who are these people who so quickly furrow their brows and call for careerending consequences when they discover that not even sex but just the urge for sex, or a celebration of it in pictures, is demonstrably present in a leader? And if thats their business, then why dont they also go after people who waste work time lusting after recipes, or second homes, or retirement, or movies, or books? Lust is everywhere, and frequently either accepted or simply overlooked, even on work time but not when its sexual lust. Which brings me to a final question: Was Michelangelo guilty of concupiscence when he painted all those nude figures on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, or sculpted the David now standing magisterially in Florence? That marble big boy was admired in such unabashed and sensual detail by our own concupiscence columnist, Artis Henderson, that she not only ignored the opportunity to sneak an e-mail about Davids body to somebody, but she came right out and described it explicitly on the printed page, for everybody. Ms. Henderson got paid for admiring it, too, just like Mr. Stilwell. And like Mr. Stilwell, she was even paid by taxpayers, the two or three of them who happen to be her bosses. I didnt find that a bad thing at all. On the contrary, it seemed pretty natural. COMMENTARY The concupiscence bullet that felled a county manager rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy issues presidential proclamation 3542, forcing Alabama Gov. George Wallace to comply with federal court orders allowing two black students to register for the summer session at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. On June 12, 1952, Maurice Olley, Chevrolets chief engineer, completes his chassis, code-named Opel, which would eventually become the chassis for the 1953 Corvette. The Corvette got its name from an extensive search through an English dictionary, which found that a corvette was a small-sized, speedy warship of the Royal Navy. On June 13, 1971, The New York Times begins to publish sections of the so-called Pentagon Papers, a topsecret Department of Defense study of Americas involvement in the Vietnam War. The papers indicated that the American government had been lying to its people for years about the Vietnam War, and their release seriously damaged the credibility of Americas Cold War foreign policy. OPINION It was a historic day when President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. No president had ever nominated a Hispanic woman. Nor had a recent president or his nominee expressed less genuine interest in the traditional craft of judging. Impartiality has been supplanted by empathy. The old-fashioned virtue of objectivity redolent of dusty law books and the unromantic task of parsing the law and facts is giving way to an inherently politicized notion of judging based on feelings. Lady Justice is to slip her blindfold and let her decisions be influenced by her life experiences and personal predilections. Obama and Sotomayor embrace this method of judging with gusto, even though it is deeply antithetical to justice properly understood. This is why Sotomayor is such a radical choice. She represents a judicial philosophy that is neither truly judicial nor a philosophy. The political outcome and the personal biases that drive it is paramount. To complement his essentially political conception of the court, Obama has an essentially political conception of a justice. He voted against John Roberts despite his qualifications and his love of the law. Roberts failed the political test, defined by Obama as ones deepest values, the depth and breadth of ones empathy. Obama uses empathy as a code word for judicial liberalism, and few nominees could be as starkly empathetic as Sotomayor. She has the requisite inspiring background. She has been a reliable liberal vote (never mind that the Supreme Court has been singularly unimpressed by her reasoning in cases that have reached it). And she believes that her background is one of her most important qualifications. In a rambling 2001 speech, she disagreed with a colleague who thought judges should transcend their personal sympathies and prejudices. Sotomayor argued that the aspiration to impartiality is just that its an aspiration because it denies the fact that we are by our experiences making different choices than others. In sum, she said, I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasnt lived that life. This stunning statement of race and gender determinism perhaps explains Sotomayors decision in the New Haven firefighter case now before the Supreme Court. A white firefighter studied for an exam to get a promotion. He bought $1,000 worth of books and had someone read them onto audiotapes because hes dyslexic. He passed, but the city declined to promote him because no blacks had qualified for promotion. Sotomayor thought this blatantly raceconscious action passed constitutional muster. Does her 2001 speech mean that she would have ruled differently if she were white, dyslexic or a working-class firefighter struggling to get ahead? If so, she is manifestly unfit for the highest court in a country that puts the law above tribal loyalties. Sotomayors nomination represents an extraordinary personal accomplishment and an important symbolic affirmation for Latinos. Her confirmation, though, would be another step toward eviscerating the constitutional function of the Supreme Court, as empathy trumps impartiality. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYBarack Obama came into office with United States fighting two wars in the Muslim world and confronting a larger struggle against violent Islamic extremism. He seeks to draw down the U.S. presence in Iraq, but he doesnt want the withdrawal of American forces to lead to chaos in that country. He has also taken steps to intensify the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He faces the conundrum of Iran and its nuclear ambitions. The president has stressed the importance of and need for diplomacy in tackling all of these challenges, and he realizes that real diplomatic solutions will require the help of the Islamic neighbors of Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran. Enter the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. There are plenty of reasons for an American president to try to broker peace in the Middle East. But the primary reason for this American president to take on such a Sisyphean task now, amid all the other boulders he is pushing uphill, is the persistent and explicit message from Islamic leaders that this is the key to gaining a sympathetic ear for U.S. interests in the region. If you want your interests taken care of, America so goes the argument then address this issue first, and we will talk. If the need for regional cooperation on Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran were not so urgent, this would not be the time that a geopolitically savvy U.S. president would choose to engage the peace process. That Obama is doing so now much as President Bush did in his second term provides a measure of just how difficult is the U.S. position in the larger region. Why, aside from the U.S. need to be seen as addressing Islamic (and Arab) concerns, is this not the optimum time to attempt an Israeli-Palestinian solution? Books could be and have been written in answer to this question alone, but in short: the internal politics of the Israelis and the Palestinians. Israels current political climate does not seem hospitable for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to even utter the words two-state solution, much less call a halt to West Bank settlements. And the Palestinians internal politics are being played out with gunfire, as the Fatah-ruled Palestinian Authority battles with Hamas for control of their people and their peoples destiny. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas leads a deeply divided political entity, with an official title that technically expired at the beginning of this year when his presidential term ended. These are not optimal conditions for settling anything, much less a conflict that is proverbial in its long-standing resistance to any solution. Obama is trying anyway. He has invited the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the White House, and this weeks trip to Saudi Arabia and Egypt had a broad agenda, but jump-starting the peace process was necessarily at its core. That he is trying in such a high-profile way speaks not only to the urgent and delicate nature of the U.S. position but also to this presidents leadership style. Obamas Middle East gambit resembles his insistence that we must take on health-care reform now, not despite the economic crisis but because of it because he sees it as the central thing that must be changed for the economy to recover. If Obamas presidency manages to become a transformative one, it will likely not be because he has any ideas that are particularly unconventional, much less radical; it will be because of his propensity to seek out root problems and confront them as part of comprehensive solutions, instead of acting incrementally. Few things would be more transformative or less expected than a Middle East breakthrough at this point in history. And hardly anything will be more difficult. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Obamas Middle East challengeGUEST OPINION A bad day for impartiality
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009, 2009 Mr. Anderson says hes determined to do whatever it takes to keep the program running, but he cant keep doing it for free. Im committed, he says. This is my home. I ask myself why I do it. And to be honest, its to save lives. As corny as that sounds, its true. I cant let this go. Ive lost countless hours of sleep.Mr. Anderson, 54, grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Southwest Florida for 34 years. He has a sister in Tennessee, and the rest of his family, two brothers, a sister, his wife and children, lives in Lee County. About weaning himself off cell phone use while driving, he says: Its about like learning to take of your hat in church. To make a donation, visit the Web site at www.sajd.org. 15 MINUTES donations. As for the economy being a factor, he doesnt buy it. He notes that if about a quarter of the people in Lee County donated $1 it would raise $150,000, enough to save his organization. If the program is saved, it could gain the federal governments nonprofit status, 501(c)3, which would allow him to apply for more funding sources. The kind of education Stay Alive ... Just Drive provides is one of the keys to traffic safety, he says, along with enforcement and engineering (well-designed cars, roads, traffic signs and signals). Since Stay Alive Just Drive was formed, the fatality rate for accidents in Lee County has dropped by almost half, from 151 in 2005 to 78 last year. As one of the key components of traffic safety, (Stay Alivejust Drive) is responsible for helping, he says. To me the magic word is prevention. He believes that without an education program like his, more drivers will go on multi-tasking without any consequences until the unthinkable, yet actually common, occurs. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says eight out of 10 accidents are caused by distracted drivers. No matter how many times you do it yourself, its still maddening to share the road with some other driver whos chatting on the phone, chowing down on a burger, touching up her lipstick or, worst of all, text-messaging. We all know such behavior behind the wheel causes deadly accidents. If only the victims were baby whales or Koala bears, laments South Trail Fire Department Commissioner Jay Anderson, then maybe he could get enough donations to keep running Stay Alive... Just Drive, a nonprofit program dedicated to safe driving practices. The former Army safety educator and EMS captain started the program in 2003, after his wife was hit by another driver who was talking on a cell phone. Since then, her broken bones have healed and hes grown Stay Alive with success, but hes draining his own bank accounts and working odd jobs to keep it afloat. Through preventative education, such as speaking to students and community groups, as well as promotional materials, Stay Alive... Just Drive teaches and reminds people about the importance of making driving a singular task. I put my heart and soul into it, Mr. Anderson says, And (because of) the fact that Ive exhausted my savings, Ive got to toss in the towel. Audiences are attracted to the message, even if theyre not willing to give cash for the cause. After all, who hasnt been cut off on the road or worse by some oblivious boob? But the idea of donating money to educate motorists about safety doesnt tug at the heartstrings that are often attached to purses. We have no problem giving money to save panthers, but to save a life? Mr. Anderson asks. Why is it acceptable that people die on our roads? His success so far has been a result of keeping administrative costs low, relying on volunteers and donations, taking no pay for the full-time position as executive director, promoting the program at community events and finally, using his own money to fund Stay Alive when cash ran out. As a result, the program grew quickly from Lee County to Collier County to Polk County and even into Delaware, Maryland and Alabama. He even has people in India, where driving can be especially treacherous, wearing the Stay AliveJust Drive T-shirt (with a logo designed by The News-Press cartoonist Doug MacGregor). The thing this program does that is unique is put the responsibility for your actions right back in your lap, he says. It makes people think. The programs success, however, cannot secure its future if theres no money. Mr. Anderson speculates as to why more people havent come forward with Who cares about motorists?BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Jay Anderson
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 only hitch, she adds, is having to wait for the launch. Although she could have put her husbands ashes on a satellite sent up from California or New Mexico, she has decided to hold out for a Florida launch so that a big group of family and friends can drive to see it. Somewhere in 2010 is probably a more realistic goal, she says. To me, its worth the wait. Leaving the earth in such a literal sense is a rather non-traditional treatment of ashes; but cremation itself, more than any other option, is becoming the norm in many parts of the United States. We show more cremation merchandise (urns, boxes, miniature containers, jewelry) now than we ever have, says Todd Muller, owner of Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services in Naples. There are a lot of towns and cities where the cremation rate is nowhere near what it is here, he adds. Southwest Florida has about the highest percentage of cremations in the country, says Robert Sheehan, managing partner at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes & Crematory in Fort Myers. In Collier County, records show cremations accounted for 61 percent of dispositions last year, more than burials and entombments combined. In Lee County, funeral homes reported that 66 percent of people who died last year were cremated. At Fort Lauderdale-based Funeral Industry Consultants Inc, which has kept records on dispositions at Florida funeral homes since 1987, director Jack Hagin says cremations popularity has risen slowly for years. When I started working in this industry in 1960, we probably did 400 or 500 funerals per year in Florida, Mr. Hagin says. Cremation, he adds, was practically non-existent back there. There was no crematory near us. It just was not something that was done. According to the Cremation Association of North America, in 1958 only about 5 percent of people in North America chose cremation, and today that number is nearing 35 percent. By the year 2025, CANA projects, cremation will be the norm in the United States. The funeral industry has responded with myriad products that instill the ash with personal meaning. There are decorative urns and boxes for storing cremains and keeping them nearby; some are interred in traditional cemeteries in graves marked with conventional headstones. Ashes can be divided in portions, with some being kept in necklaces or lockets and the rest being scattered over a spot that has special meaning. An Atlanta-based company called Eternal Reefs mixes ashes with cement to make artificial reefs. Patti Weghorst is happy knowing her husbands cremains are about 25 feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico, a couple of miles off the coast of Englewood. Since it was placed in 2006, Ms. Weghorsts husbands Eternal Reef has become overgrown with crustaceans and plants. The growth that Ive seen from the pictures and videos is pretty awesome, Ms. Weghorst says. We are very passionate about giving back to the environment, she says, adding she has explained to her grandchildren that their grandfather is giving new life to the ocean. Mr. Sheehan of Harvey-EngelhardtMetz says eco-consciousness is definitely a factor in the increasing popularity of cremation. It doesnt use up burial space, put chemicals in the ground, or things like that, he says. Final arrangements are affected by many variables, says Mr. Sheehan. For Southwest Floridians whove moved from elsewhere and left family and friends behind, for example, a formal church funeral and a lengthy burial service here might not feel appropriate. One of the reasons cremation is so popular here is that many people dont have a large local network of friends and relatives, so the significance of a big church funeral or memorial service just isnt part of their plan, he says. At the same time, however, Mr. Sheehan and other funeral directors dispel the myth that someone who is cremated cannot have the traditional aspects of a funeral. People think if you cremate the body theres no service, which is far from the truth, says Jeffrey Tarvin, a funeral director at Fuller Funeral Home in Naples. Everything about a service to honor and pay respect to the deceased can be the same, he adds. Money can also be a factor in deciding ones final arrangements. When you bury someone, you not only have the cost of the grave, but the opening and closing of the grave, and a monument marker, says Mr. Sheehan. Youre looking at (average) cemetery costs of $5,000 to $6,000, without funeral costs. Burial in a mausoleum, in an aboveground tomb called a crypt, can cost upwards of $10,000. Most cremations cost between $2,000 and $3,000, including an urn and a ceremony, Mr. Sheehan says. Although the economy has an effect on the funeral business with regard to what people spend, he adds, I dont believe its a driver of cremation rates. I think the popularity of cremation has grown over the years with the acceptance of the process through society.Al Gilstand, general manager at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery, agrees. Cremation has been increasing in popularity over the years, he says, But people who are going to choose burial are going to choose burial regardless.The choice of final arrangements, for those who choose cremation, may also be set in stone. For Audrey Wood Hays, 85, and her two living children, cremation is a family tradition that spans generations. She brought the practice of cremation from Essex, England, when she moved to Cape Coral 23 years ago. Cremation was the choice of her relatives, she said, as far back as I can remember. It was the choice of her first husband, who she met during World War II; and her second husband, who died three weeks ago in Cape Coral; and for three children she survives. Ashes to ashes, she says. Dust to dust.Planning aheadSince its founding in Fort Lauderdale in 1973, the Neptune Society has helped people plan for their eventual cremation. For a one-time payment starting at $1,489, theyll retrieve your remains, cremate them and provide a simple service if desired. There are 44 Neptune Society chapters across the United States, and the organization boasts some illustrious members, including Julia Child. Silvia Marchini, a sales manager for Neptune in Southwest Florida, says cremation makes more sense for people today. Our generation is not as traditional as our parents, she says, adding baby boomers want less fanfare in death and more in life. One thing I hear from my clients is Come and see me when Im alive, not when Im dead, she says. CREMATIONFrom page 1 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYUrns at Fuller Funeral Home, Naples Funeral Director Todd A. Muller Located 1.5 miles east of I-75 on Immokolee Road in Heritage Green596-1000 Sizzling Summer Rates$3200 $2600 $2000 7:00am 10:53pm 11:00am 1:53pm 2:00pm Dark Prices include cart. Prices do no include taxes. Prices subject to change. Rates valid thru 06-30-2009
The Florida attractionThere were very few states as affected by the WWII as Florida was in terms of growth. A quarter of a million Floridians either volunteered or were drafted for service, and military bases were established or expanded all over the state. Hundreds of enlisted men came to be trained as pilots for air-to-air combat over Europe and the Pacific at our very own Naples Airport, which was built in 1943 and was once called The U.S. Army Air Field. At the height of the war, several hundred men and 75 aircraft were assigned here; a smaller airstrip in Immokalee was built as an emergency landing area. In the years after the war, the population of Collier County, including Naples, swelled from 6,400 to 85,000 by 1980, in part because memories of the sun, the gulf and the charm of this paradise lured many veterans back to make Naples their new home.Modest and humbleWWII veterans as a group dont like to talk about their past. Such modest values are also true of most Naples old-timers in general. This code of honor, although noble, has resulted in a sense of urgency among us baby boomers to record our local oral history and to make it available for free, especially to the communitys children and students. Fortunately, Naples has two WWII veterans renowned voiceover artist Peter Thomas and Franklyn Johnson, author of One More Hill who recognized this www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 239.947.3434 Bonita Springs Bay Crossing Plaza U.S. 41 www. D iamond D istrict USA .com Next to Robb and Stucky Diamond District Southwest Floridas Southwest Floridas Southwest Floridas S S S S S S S o o o o o o u u u u t t t t h h h h h w w w w w w w w e e e e e s s s s s t t t t t F F F F F F F l l l l l l o o o o o r r r r r r i i i i d d d d d d d a a a a a a s s s s s D D We Are Now Paying 27% More For Your DIAMONDS & GOLDUNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Lucky for us, Florida was great to The Greatest Generationneed and picked up the gauntlet to capture oral histories from members of this Greatest Generation who are living among us. These two men met when they were both speakers at a D-Day program several years ago. Dr. Johnson recalls how he met Mr. Thomas: Peter came up to acknowledge that I had taken the brunt of the force, as I had landed on the actual day of the invasion while Peter came a day later. D-Day or D-Day plus one, I told him, was hell either way. Now 86 years old, Dr. Johnson earned three Purple Hearts during WWII. Mr. Thomas received his Purple Heart from the Battle of the Bulge, but his commitment to duty does not stop there. Throughout his life, he has worked to honor the memories of those who served and sacrificed. Just last month, he narrated a PBS special called Those Hallowed Grounds, about Americas overseas military cemeteries and how the United States and those countries for which our soldiers fought keep faith with our fallen heroes. To learn more about the veterans of this Greatest Generation living in our area and the oral history project spearheaded by Mr. Thomas and Mr. Johnson, go to www.colliergov.net and type in WWII Oral History in the search block. There you will find a host of men and women still bound by a common sense of honor and service, honoring their fellow soldiers who gave their last measure of devotion for our freedom. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.Im not necessarily a fan of Tom Brokaw, but I am a fan of his book The Greatest Generation, which has given rise to the naming of a group of men and women who are a cut above the rest. Born between 1914 and 1929, they grew up in the Great Depression, fought in World War II and learned the meaning of sacrifice before building our country into a superpower. These humble folks should have been learning the lessons of youth, but instead they answered the call to squelch the spread of the worlds most ruthless fascists at that time and defined sacrifice and duty through their actions, not their words. The success of any mission, be it WWII or the Collier County Economic Development Councils Project Innovation, depends upon a common purpose (vision) and maybe most importantly, common values. The Greatest Generation was, as Mr. Brokaw says, Bound by a common of sense of honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country and, above all, responsibility for oneself.BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyDr. Franklyn Johnson, left, and his parents all served in World War II.From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. Abraham LincolnCOURTESY PHOTO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 SpringSavingsSPECIAL$1000 GiftDesign Center: www.NaplesDreamMaker.com239-596-5306 Stop By The ShowroomMon. thru Fri. 9-5Saturday by Appointmentand get your Gift Certi cate! $1000 off The marketplace behind Tommy Bahamas, technically at Gordon Drive and 13th Avenue South, offers convenient parking nearby and is easily accessible by bicycle and on foot. Well-behaved dogs and humans are welcome. Many come for treats from around the globe. On this day, the Irish soda bread ($3) from Annies Irish Kitchen was sold out by 9:30 a.m. Annie De Piero catered in Ireland for 30 years before moving to Naples eight years ago. After a successful first season at the market, she and husband Tony signed on again for the summer. We love coming out and seeing everyone, she said. We had a wonderful season, so weve decided to try the summer as well. Ms. De Piero makes breads and scones fresh and with no preservatives every Friday at her commercial kitchen on J & C Boulevard for sale at the next days market. Appetizers such as chicken liver brandy pate ($3) and sausage rolls ($5) are sold frozen. Auntie Claires almond tart ($4) is delicious. Bella Maria Caf, the eatery on Fifth Avenue South known for tapas, wine and pastries, enjoys a brisk market business in petite cherry and key lime tarts ($4). While sales of bacon and cheese and spinach and ham quiche ($5) are strong, the crmefilled Napoleon is the top draw. Gourmands looking for local flavor flock to Gatorbait for homemade pepper jelly and mango salsa. This is the seventh year at the market for Naples native and Gatorbait owner Michael Mumm, who also makes an exceptional blueberry cream cheese. While the chili and mangos used in his jellies and jams are grown locally, his blueberries are handpicked at an organic farm in Cross Creek, Fla. Harvest is soon, and regulars are chomping at the bit for Mr. Mumms blueberry preserves and syrup. Many buy the blueberries dry in bulk. Business during the winter/spring season was good at Gatorbait. Weve done well in other years, but this years been the best, Mr. Mumm reported. Likewise at Cathys Herbs and Botanicals, where traffic has remained steady into the first summer season. At her self-described apothecary, Cathy Knepper offers samples of herb tea to passersby. She sells potpourris and teas along with rosemary, oregano, rosemary, sweet basil, fennel, parsley and dill that she grows and dries. She grows with organic fertilizer and prefers pots to the ground. A faithful farmers market shopper during season, Margie Wood is thrilled with the year-round schedule. Ms. Wood frequents Jacquies Jamming for mango chutney. My family in Vermont and New Hampshire love Jacquies mango jams, she said. Jacquie Hoare-Wards jams, jellies and salsas are also sold at Wynns Market and Oakes Farm, and at Ms. HoareWards tiny kitchen/shop on Yahl Street, as well as at the weekly market. Her mango chutney is a tasty complement to grilled salmon, crab cakes, chicken and pork loin. Mango lemon salsa pairs well with fish; jalapeno pepper jelly with lamb chops. Ms. Wood never misses Amy Peters stand, where she has a standing order for a bakers dozen of apple, raisin and walnut, sugar-free, flour-free muffins ($1 each). Ms. Peters, also known as the sugar-free, flour-free muffin lady, has attracted a loyal following. When she started at the market four years ago, she sold salad dressing, but that was a hard sell early in the morning, she recalled. I was having incredible success with my own diet, and I thought that maybe I should share what I was learning. She added she lost 165 pounds on a sugarfree, flour-free diet. The muffins Ms. Wood bought were made with Splenda, apple sauce and five grains flax, oat, barley, rye and triticale. Ms. Peters also makes rice-flour muffins and a sugar-free granola, but shes most passionate about the muffins. The healthy muffins are not the prettiest things at the market, but the preservative-free gems freeze well for an extended shelf life. Good things happen when you start eating these muffins, Ms. Peters said. At different times in the year, her booth at the market features carrot raisin, multi-berry orange, blueberry, peach almond, tropical pecan and five-grain fruit and nut muffins. Weve all got to try different things to keep it interesting, she reasoned of the farmers market economy. Ms. Peters said that shes happy to have summertime Saturdays. Were catering to everyone else during season, and this is a great opportunity to finally give that extra attention to the locals, the 37-year Neapolitan from Ohio said. They deserve it. MARKETFrom page 1PHOTO BY GEORGE RAAB Amy Peters, left, brings her sugar-free, flour-free muffins to the market. Shopper Margie Wood, right, brings her dog for a morning stroll.PHOTO BY GEORGE RAAB Some of the offerings at Ralphs Seafood.PHOTO BY GEORGE RAAB Cathy Knepper of Cathys Herbs and Botanicals, left, with satisfied customers Sharon Kurtz and her son, Brandon.PHOTO BY GEORGE RAAB Farmers Market regular Collette Krupp accepts vendor Nina Downs offer of a sniff of Ninas Naturals glycerin soap.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 NEWS A13 A much-loved summertime tradition continues for the 24th year when The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Clubs SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series begins on Saturday, June 13. The fun, free evenings combine smooth sounds of jazz with beautiful views of the gulf, spectacular sunsets, refreshing breezes and an overall atmosphere of carefree relaxation. Each concert is held on the resorts scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The music begins at 7 p.m. and wraps up around 10 p.m. The 2009 dates and headline acts are: June 13: Alan Darcy July 18: Late Night Brass Aug. 22: Womens Blues Revue Sept. 19: Big Night Out Were featuring some great groups that are new to SummerJazz, as well as bringing back the always-popular Womens Blues Revue, says Jim Anderson, food and beverage director at the resort. Alan Darcy and his band perform an eclectic blend of pop and jazz that showcases Mr. Darcys skills on the saxophone and flute along with his vocal talent. The June 13 show will include original jazz tunes from his three CDs as well as covers of crowd favorites from Sting, Billy Joel and Frank Sinatra. This marks Mr. Darcys first appearance at SummerJazz on the Gulf. The 10-piece Late Night Brass (who have opened for Chicago, Billy Joel, Elton John and The Police) features powerful horn and rhythm sections along with two vocalists. For their July 18 SummerJazz appearance, they will perform songs from Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Blues Brothers, Huey Lewis & The News and The Doobie Brothers. Always a crowd favorite, Womens Blues Revue returns to SummerJazz on the Gulf on Aug. 22 for their 11th performance. Well-known on the Florida jazz scene for many years, the band is made up of eight of Floridas best female blues, R&B, rock and jazz musicians, all of whom have regular gigs with other bands but who but come together a few times a year for special shows such as SummerJazz on the Gulf. Headlining the group on lead vocals and guitar is Patty Sanphy. The seasons final SummerJazz concert on Sept. 19 brings Big Night Out to town. The seven-piece band performs Latin, Caribbean, funk and Motown dance music. Free parking for SummerJazz guests is just north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park, with free trolley service running to and from the resort. Guests can bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers are permitted. For more information, call 261-2222. Summer means its time for more jazz on the gulf BEFORE THE STORM & HEAT WAVE WINDOWS & STORM PROTECTIONStorm Protection as low as $10per sq.ft$1500 Energy Tax Credit*ACT NOW! www.clearchoice-sw .com Locally Owned & OperatedCALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE VISIT US ONLINE*set appointment for details $ 185 ANY SIZEWHITE VINYL SINGLE HUNG REPLACEMENT WINDOWSUp to 52 Wide, Dual Pane Plus Standard Installation. 4 Window Minimum Impact Resistant WindowsAVAILABLE This weeks Trivia challenge:Q: Who set up the rst American car manufacturing company? (Hint: not Henry Ford!) See next week for the answer. Last weeks Trivia Q&A: Who was the rst Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court? John Jay.239 775-2387 www.whistledixie.com Call Us To Save Money On A New Air Conditioner and qualify for the $1500 tax credit.601-4687 Inside Out Funiture 239-592-13872097 Trade Center Way, Naples, FL Mon-Fri. 9-5 or By AppointmentVanity: $1299 Special of the Week!If we have it... Youll never pay less anywhere else! Floor Sample ClearanceNo reasonable offer refused! Cape Cod Patiowith cushions! $499 COURTESY PHOTO PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTO Alan Darcy SummerJazz on the Gulf
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY A16 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009Charity for Change launched its School Giver Program on a pilot basis at Calusa Park and Lely elementary schools last fall, and since then the schools have collected more than $10,000 in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Change does count, says Karen Conley, CEO of Charity for Change. These kids are showing us that even in these challenging economic times, they can work together to make a big impact for those in need. Teachers start a School Giver session at www.charityforchange.org, where their students are given three charities to research. 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They are encouraged to bring whatever loose change they can each day to their classroom and deposit the change in the classroom bank that is supplied by Charity for Change. Charities for the first School Giver session shared a theme of food, shelter and emergency services. Participating classrooms elected to raise money for the American Red Cross, CARE, Guadalupe Center, Habitat for Humanity, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Heifer Project International, Hope for Haiti, Laces of Love and St. Matthews House. In the second session of the program, which is under way now, students are raising funds for two health-related nonprofit organizations: the Ronald McDonald House Care Mobile and Naples Equestrian Challenge. Charity for Change supplies lesson plans for teachers that engage students in language arts and math and that promote charity themes and character traits including tolerance, responsibility, perseverance, self-control, charity, honesty, fairness and integrity. The lesson plans and math game questions were developed by Calusa Park and Lely teachers Debbie Graham, Laurie Henning and Gina Napoli, with publication editing by C. Paul Holimon and Ruth Clark. Im amazed by my students willingness to give to others and inspire one another through their donations, says Ms. Napoli. Students who log on to the Web site to play the Counting for Charity math game can earn an additional $3 for their classroom bank every week from Charity for Change community partners. Among the School Giver Program community partners are The 2nd Change Foundation, Bridger Construction, 4What Interactive, Gravina Smith & Matte, Hibiscus Publishing, Pauli Systems, Soldavini Accounting and Wal-Mart. Charity for Change was established in 2006 with seed monies from The 2nd Chance Foundation to encourage giving as a way of life for all ages. For more information, call Ms. Conley at 592-6787 or visit www.charityforchange.org. The 2009 Naples Area Board of Realtors annual charity golf tournament will take place at The Club at Olde Cypress on Thursday, Oct. 8. Registration is $125 per person; those who sign up by Sept. 1 will receive a discount. All proceeds will go to Naples Equestrian Challenge to purchase a lift and ramp to help safely place riders with disabilities on horseback. Registration includes a box lunch and an awards ceremony and auction with cocktails and hors doeuvres. To register as a play or for information about sponsorship opportunities, call Kari Greer at NABOR at 597-1666. The Immokalee Foundation Charity Classic will include a $500-per-person dinner and auction at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, on Friday, Nov. 13, and a $5,000-per-golfer Pro-Am event on Monday, Nov. 16, at Bay Colony Golf Club. General chairs are Don and Ellen ONeill; co-chairs are Pete and Kay Negri. Fifth Third Bank is the events presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 Mr. Labermeier says he had become increasingly frustrated with the way medicine is practiced in the traditional model. And he believes the heavy patient loads carried by many doctors adversely affect their ability to provide acceptable care. I got tired of sitting in the office, waiting to see a doctor, he says. They scheduled all the appointments at the same time, and we just sat out there and waited. I was fed up. I told (the doctor): I make more money than you do. My time is more valuable than yours. Im going to start billing you for all the time I waste sitting in your office just waiting. But its not just the patients who find modern medical practice exasperating. Many physicians yearn for the days when a doctor was intimately involved with the lives of those he treated. Dr. Madwar counts himself among this group. He says his great-grandfather and grandfather, doctors in a small English village, came to know their patients on a personal level, something that a doctor who sees upwards of 3,000 patients a year simply cannot do. Caring for the whole individual is something that requires a tremendous amount of time, he says. It is the way medicine is meant to be practiced.Quality and quantity: mutually exclusiveDr. Gary Price is the dean of concierge physicians not only in Southwest Florida but in the entire state as well. He says he was the first concierge physician in Florida when he started his practice 11 years ago.Back in the s, medicine for me had become extremely difficult because the insurance companies had taken over, he says on a recent day after completing a 60-minute consultation with a patient. It was the era of HMOs, which repackaged doctors services, sold them for less and kept the difference in profit, he says. They pushed the fees to a point where doctors had to see more and more patients just to make a living. It became obvious to me that this was not going to work. You cant provide high quality and quantity at the same time. In medicine, (quality and quantity) are mutually exclusive.Like many of his counterparts, Dr. Price, an assured and persuasive man of 55, enjoyed a successful practice before embracing the concierge model. But the hassles of dealing with insurers, the need to herd patients in and out of the office and the associated red tape often drained any satisfaction he had previously derived from his profession. I dont accept money from insurance companies, he says. I dont take money from Medicare. I dont take money from hospitals. I only accept payments from my patients. Thats the core of the whole philosophy; I work for my patients. Theyre HEALTHY LIVINGConcierge medicine harkens back to the good old days for doctors and patientsJust what the doctor orderedIf there is one area of unanimity in this sharply divided nation of more than 300 million people, it may be this: Americas health care system is a mess. No one is happy with the course we are on. Doctors and other health care providers practice assembly-line medicine that is as impersonal as it is perfunctory. The time a patient actually spends in the presence of a physician during an office visit is down to an average of seven minutes. These seven precious minutes, of course, do not include the hours patients spend filling out forms and cooling heels in waiting rooms and emergency-care facilities that often possess the charm of a big-city bus terminal. Doctors say that constraints imposed by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers make it difficult to turn a fair profit, thereby leading to the line-em-up and get-em-out style of medicine that is commonplace. Physicians uniformly insist that this is not how they wish to practice medicine, but it is how they must if they are to survive. Beleaguered patients, on the other hand, have scant sympathy for the plight of the physician, since spiraling medical costs not only stretch budgets but actually drive increasing numbers of Americans into financial ruin. According to the most recent issue of the American Journal of Medicine, 60 percent of personal bankruptcies in the United States during 2007 arose from medical debt.Amid this chaos and confusion, a phenomenon known as concierge medicine runs counter to many of the medical stereotypes to which we have become accustomed; at the same time, however, it reinforcing others. Concierge medicine is not new; its been around since the mid 1990s, but it is limited to an estimated 5,000 or so practitioners scattered across the United States. It first breathed life in Seattle, and like that citys other gifts to the nation Microsoft, Starbucks and grunge music it appears here to stay. It has existed in Florida since 1998, when Dr. Gary Price opened his concierge practice (which still flourishes) in Fort Myers.You get what you pay for In the world of concierge medicine, physicians generally practice internal medicine and are primary-care providers. The major benefits of this practice are: Patients are given their doctors office, home and cell phone numbers and have access to their physicians 24/7. The doctors make house calls. Office visits are unhurried and consultations exhaustive. Waiting rooms are sanctuaries free from crowds and endless paperwork. Preventive medicine is not just discussed, it is practiced. And according to its proponents, the quality of concierge care is superior because of the highly personalized attention patients receive. There is, of course, a catch. It costs a good bit of money, and that money comes out of the patients pocket, for concierge doctors do not accept insurance. Instead, they charge an annual fee that is paid directly to the doctor. There is no third-party billing to Medicare, Medicaid or private insurers. Fees vary wildly. One physician in Seattle asks for and receives up to $25,000 from his patients annually, many of whom are Microsoft millionaires. In Lee and Collier counties, annual fees are mostly in the $2,500 to $5,000 range. For the extras such as BY BILL CORNWELL ____________________bcornwell@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTOS I have very strong bonds with my patients. Dr. David Scott Madwar, Napleslab charges and tests, visits to specialists, hospital fees and the like, all of which can involve staggering sums of money the patient still needs health insurance to pay the freight, unless he is Warren Buffett, Bill Gates or a member of Congress. Concierge practices treat a limited number of patients. Whereas a traditional, thirdparty-billing internal medicine physician might see 3,000 or more patients a year, concierge doctors often limit their practices to a few hundred, at most. Concierge physicians many of whom do not like that term and prefer the less grand designation of direct care say the perception that their practices are elitist is unfair and untrue. Not every one of my patients is tremendously wealthy, says Dr. Wayne Burr, who has had a concierge practice in Fort Myers for more than three years and recently opened a satellite office in Bonita Springs. Dr. Burr treats about 100 patients who pay $2,500 a year. I have single moms (as patients) and people who work in the foodservice industry, he says about his patients, adding they range in age from 17 to 86.Were adding new patients every month, he says, but I still see probably only five to six patients during a typical day. Some days it might be just two. Eight to 10 patients would be a really busy day.Most doctors of internal medicine, as is Dr. Burr, attend 25 to 45 patients a day.Dr. David Scott Madwar, a concierge physician in Naples, says many of his patients are people who feel the medical profession has let them down. He describes his patients as generally intelligent, keenly interested in preventive medicine and looking for a personalized approach to health care.I have very strong bonds with my patients, says Dr. Madwar, who was formerly hospital chief of staff at The Cleveland Clinic in Naples. His patient roster numbers about 150, and he charges $5,000 annually for an individual and $8,000 for a couple.One patients reasoningWally Labermeier and his wife, Lil, were among the first patients to sign on with Dr. Madwar when he opened his practice on Jan. 1, 2007. Mr. Labermeier, a blunt-speaking, hardnosed entrepreneur who walked away from a successful career at Procter & Gamble many years back to build a string of successful businesses in his hometown of Cincinnati before retiring to Naples, says he and his wife turned to Dr. Madwar after they became displeased with their doctor of 25 years. A number of my golfing buddies at Quail West were going to concierge doctors, Mr. Labermeier, 77, recalls. They had good things to say, so I started looking around and interviewed several before we decided on (Dr. Madwar). We have been nothing but pleased. He has exceeded our expectations. Mr. Labermeier says Dr. Madwars age (which is 40) was among the many attributes he found appealing. I sure didnt want a doctor who was going to die before I did, he points out.Dr. Wayne Burr Dr. Gary Price Dr. David West Not every one of my patients is tremendously wealthy. I have single moms (as patients) and people who work in the food-service industry... 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I answer to me, not to an insurance company. Dr. Prices has about 330 patients, who pay a flat fee of $3,000 a year. His partner, Dr. David West, charges a fee of $2,800 a year, but also allows patients to pay on a per-visit basis, something Dr. Price does not do. Dr. Wests per-visit rate is $250. We dont make a ton of money, Dr. Price says. After a pause, he elaborates: We do okay. Very well, in fact. The work is hard, though. Being available 24/7, for intelligent (patients) is not easy, because they will call, as well they should. His patients, he adds, are very considerate. They dont call after hours unless it is an emergency. Dr. Price says he now enjoys his practice so much that, I will never retire. This is not c ookie-cutter medicine, says 54-year-old Howard Baum of Fort Myers, who has been a patient of Dr. Price for five years. It is more direct and personal. Dr. Price has a greater knowledge of the individual. Mr. Baum, who is a commercial developer and says he enjoys good health, sees Dr. Price four to six times a year, on average. He says the easy accessibility pays dividends when a problem develops. I had a kidney stone two to three months ago, and I got in immediately and Dr. Price took care of it, no problem, he says. It never got to the point where I even had bad pain. If my patients have a minor problem, I tell them to come in now, Dr. Price says. Theres no three-week delay. We emphasize prevention.What the critics sayDespite the testimonials of patients, and the anecdotal evidence offered by its practitioners, concierge medicines critics say there is no hard proof that the model is significantly superior in a true medical sense to traditional practices. The most persistent criticism remains that concierge medicine promotes a separate, elitist class of medical care. Some critics say that by limiting their practices to a handful of affluent patients, concierge doctors are increasing the burden on traditional practices to assume more responsibility for poorer patients.The American Medical Association has looked at ethical questions raised by concierge medicine. The AMA has endorsed the concept, but it has cautioned that concierge physicians must be upfront about their fees with patients and they should not say their style of practice guarantees bett er medical outcomes. The AMA also advises those patients contemplating concierge medicine to check with their insurance companies to see if it will affect their coverages in any way. Generally, it does not, but no one should assume that.At the core, criticisms of concierge medicine are not new to the profession as a whole and actually validate what has long been apparent: Those who can afford better medical most likely will receive better medical care. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 NEWS A21 Anyone whos ever walked Floridas beaches has surely seen the Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus). This crab lives along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America from New York to Mexico. Like other animals with an exoskeleton, the horseshoe crab outgrows its shell. Its usually the discarded shell, and not the actual animal, that washes ashore. The crabs new shell is soft and pleated at first, but soon swells and hardens. Molting happens several times during the first year, but tapers off to once a year after three to four years. Each new shell is about 25 percent larger than the previous one. Horseshoe crabs belong to a large group called Arthropoda, which includes lobsters, insects, crabs, spiders and scorpions. Theyre more closely related to spiders and scorpions than to crabs. Like insects, horseshoe crabs have compound eyes, allowing them to see in all directions. They have gills and use oxygen from the water, but if their gills remain moist, they can also use oxygen from the air. Their tail is not poisonous, nor does it have a stinger. The animal uses its tail to turn over when it finds itself upside down. Female horseshoe crabs grow to about 17 inches, whereas the males reach about 17 inches. All horseshoe crabs eat marine worms, mollusks and dead fish. Because they dont Some things never change, including the Atlantic horseshoe crab BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORShave jaws, they use their legs to crush food and therefore can eat only while walking. They must be doing something right, as they date back 300 million years, long before the dinosaurs. At one time there were hundreds of different species, but today there are only four worldwide, and only one on the North American coast. Because their shape hasnt changed for millions of years, they are true living fossils. Although Native Americans ate both the eggs and the muscle in the abdomen that moves the tail, horseshoe crabs are generally jot consumed by people anymore. At least a dozen species of migratory birds do eat the horseshoe crabs eggs, however. As they migrate north in the spring, ruddy turnstones, sanderlings and black-bellied plovers eat large quantities of the eggs, most of which come from nests disturbed by storms in the Delaware Estuary. The estuary is the largest feeding area for shorebirds in the Atlantic Flyway. Its where the birds can double or even triple their weight, replenishing their fat supply for their trip to Arctic breeding grounds.Horseshoe crab eggs are also an important food for loggerhead sea turtles. Fortunately for the horseshoe crab, each female lays up to 20,000 eggs at a time. Horseshoe crab shells contain a substance called chitin that, when refined into chitosan, is used in making contact lenses, skin creams and hair sprays. 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After all, if youre already going to the pet-supply store or veterinarian, is it really that much trouble to pickPET TALES Reaching outup some extra supplies or stay for an additional appointment? Make a call for animals. Animal cruelty should not be tolerated, not only for the animals, but also because of the proven link between animal cruelty and crimes against people. Too often, though, animal cruelty is shrugged off by the judicial system as a lesser crime. Dont accept a boys will be boys attitude when it comes to animal cruelty. Call, e-mail and write to prosecutors and judges in animal cruelty cases. Demand that children get the help they need to break the cycle of cruelty and that adult offenders are punished to the fullest extent of the law. Public opinion counts in these cases! When animal-related legislation is introduced, study it and then let your elected representatives know your stand. Not all animalrelated legislation is good, so do your homework. Pay to spay. 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Many groups have fund raisers throughout the year. They need volunteers to help with ticket sales, setup, concessions and cleanup. You can also help by finding out what your local shelter or rescue groups need in the way of services or supplies and then calling to ask for donations. Shelters are in constant need not only of pet food, litter, old newspapers and towels, but also office and janitorial supplies and building materials. Get a wish list from your shelter and get to work! June is Adopt-A-Cat Month, but you can help animals in your community all year -round.
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When youthful others sought out the glossy paged naked images in magazines hidden in bathrooms or under beds, this pirate read the forbidden words in abnormally thick dictionaries that came complete with magnifying lens. There were caresses of ink and paper that opened passages to hidden mind treasures that had power to act on my own body and the ire of others.I loved most the words that flaunted their functions, that delighted in the strip search I performed with weightless ardor. I love portmanteau words, named by Lewis Carroll in his trips through looking glasses. As I opened them, the slithy chortles excaped (sic), unable to be contained even in large French suitcases. But even more than the mysterious smog of formally portmanteau words, I love the MUSINGS Proposition 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.more subtle multi-functional meanings of words. These words seem at the outset less clever than their formal siblings. But these are the pirate words. I think my favorite pirate word is sodomy. It hides within itself layer after layer of prohibition. But when all is said, there is only one suitable holder of the lineage, only one. Look not elsewhere, neither to the right, nor to the left. Look not above; look not below. It is monoiconic. It is, simply. There is no other. And we do not speak of it. And we do not dare to recognize any other option. The word itself comes to us from the Middle East of ancient times, from the name of the five towns, the cities of the Plain, home to father Abrahams cousin Lot and his family. This town was destroyed in fire and brimstone, annihilated, for within its boundaries could not be found even the ten good men for whose theoretical sake Abraham begged mercy. Mercy was granted, but the good men, even 10, could not be found. When the strangers (were they angels?) came to Lots home in Sodom, the towns people surrounded his home with a proposition. They demanded the strangers be sent out into the crowd, for the purpose of the crowd coming to know them, in the Biblical sense. That proposition is horrifying enough. But it is Lots response that cries out like the blood of Abel on the ground of the earth. Lot offers his virgin daughters to the crowd. Better that they be known than the male strangers. After all, the daughters could become temple prostitutes. But the knowing of men by men is truly unthinkable, unspeakable, unimaginable. Do we really understand what creates the unimaginable? What cannot be imaged? What cannot be spoken? Or written? Is it to this that we take off our shoes? Is this holy ground? The Holy of Holies? Perhaps we have been laboring under a misunderstanding. Perhaps the nature of the inviolate has eluded us, hiding in the fleshy folds of our ever expanding portmanteau textual minds. In a desert universe the greatest virtue is hospitality. And the greatest hospitality is that given to the stranger, to the one from wherever it is different. The practice was called theoxenia, being host to the stranger passing in our midst, loving them as if they were the G*d for whom we have no iconic capture. I have a pirate proposition: If there are perceived strangers in the cultural midst that honor the culture with desire to assimilate to it by practice of its most beloved ritual and lifestyle, perhaps there is sacred duty to honor that. This may, after all, be a visit by angels who watch our evolving minds for signs of exclusive spoilage. Never minding the basic human fleshy flaws, perhaps they come with only angelic desire to blend cultures in the way humans have done traditionally, even before history. Perhaps they come to marry, a marriage of flesh and spirit. Perhaps they come to lock in embrace, in wedlock, only in order to free flesh from excessive existence, to free spirit from excessive non-existence.But what does this pirate know? Pirates do not marry; pirates do not have sex. Pirates are conjugation in every moment, on myriad levels strangers crying out for hospitality. Pirates are mysterium coniunctionis afloat beyond the see of dualing words. Please come, too. Indiscriminately. (Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me. Twice on the pipe if the answer is no. Tony Orlando and Dawn)
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Major relocation The Mercato welcomes a big banyan tree from the east coast. B4 Naples on the Gulf The Womens Council of Realtors and other business events. B7 & 8 Tell it to the judge Meet Keith Cary of the 20th Judicial Circuit. B2 Of the 87 percent of buyers using the Internet in 2008, 32 percent found a home compared to only 8 percent in 2001. Im sure this statistic, as reported by the National Association of Realtors, is not surprising. What is surprising is the increasing rate in which the world of real estate and its marketing channels are changing. At its Survival Guide 2009 workshop held last Thursday in Port Charlotte, Joe Sesso of Realtor.com, which hosted the session, urged area agents to understand where consumers go for their research. These days they are doing much more than just a Google search; they are turning to online social tools, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, just to name a select few.Why is social media such a growing phenomenon? Because these sites allow you to not only read content but to react to it and share it with your network. In fact, the latest report by Forrester Research shows 75 percent of online adults in the U.S. now use social tools to connect, compared with just 56 percent in 2007. And, dispelling the myth that these sites are strictly for the teenage set, Forrester further shows that social networking is way up among 35to 44-yearolds and even among 45to 54-year-olds, the latter of which 68 percent are now spectators and 24 percent are joiners.With about 1.1 million Realtors nationwide, Mr. Sesso said it makes sense that those who are savvy about taking advantage of these free marketing tools stand a better chance of outwitting their competition.Realtors encouraged to join the social networking conversation i B a o b a y I r POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS firstname.lastname@example.org SEE POWER POINTS, B5 For nurseries and garden centers, the recession is just another pest In the nursery business, the spring of hope never becomes the winter of despair, because something is always growing. But even in this industry, and even at a disciplined place like John Sibleys AllNative Garden Center in Fort Myers, a lush and tidy urban nursery where pests and plant killers and the reactive science of biotechnic fertilizers probably have the most minimal effect, there is one pest that no species and no spring season can avoid: recession. Native species prove more immune than exotics to a range of maladies. But not to that one. Were not immune to the economic downturn, or whatever you want to call it, Mr. Sibley explains simply, describing what he views as merely another tick in the business of which he is a veteran. Sales are slower than usual, but we still keep a full stock of the full inventory, says Rufino Hernandez, whose parents arrived in Naples from Cuba and opened Golden Gate Nursery in the early 1980s. Rufinos brother, Jorge, now operates the 10-acre nursery off Collier Boulevard. Fortunately, theres a flip side of the coin the bright side for nurseries from Naples to Fort Myers, say the horticultural experts who manage them: the big green awareness machine. Mr. Sibley puts it this way: With the heightened concern about global warming and environmental issues, people are starting to really get into the notion of Think globally, act locally. That means they continue to buy from and to rely on local nurseries, even though they might BY ROGER WILLAIMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.comSEE NURSERIES, B5 LORI YOUNG/FLORIDA WEEKLYAt Driftwood Garden Center in Naples, shoppers can find a myriad of plants plus containers, decorative accessories and all the tools they need to cultivate a great lawn or garden. Theres also a thriving Driftwood location in Estero.We have a lot of the new things, especially because of the new fertilizing restrictions in Naples and Fort Myers, Craig Hazlett, president of Driftwood Garden Centers in Naples and EsteroLocals report the green movement has helped their businesses thrive
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As a circuit judge, he presides over a part-time docket of domestic violence cases. A few black robes hang by a door at the back of the office, which leads into his courtroom on the fourth floor of the Lee County Justice Center. Judge Cary is also the chief judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Its a position his colleagues elected him to for a two-year term. As the chief, he is the main administrative officer, business manager and spokesperson for 50 judges and 380 employees in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte counties. Recently, he was elected to a second term that begins July 1.His latest challenge has been stretching a yearly budget of roughly $30 million, not enough to hire new judges or employees, he says, even though our caseload has shot up dramatically. That includes a large number of foreclosure cases, which skyrocketed because of the housing bust. His work also includes appointments both social and professional, such as attending funerals, court meetings and Bar Association luncheons. Part of the rule of being chief judge is being a representative of the court system, he says. Im basically the face of the judges. On any given day he checks his computer to see whats coming up Judge Cary could be on a state-wide conference call about budget and personnel issues or hosting a tour of the new 165,000-square-foot addition to the Lee County Justice Center for Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp. Although his daily routine includes checking his e-mail first thing in the morning, around 8:30 a.m., no day is typical. I have a typical day that always gets interrupted by an emergency from somewhere, he says, adding an example might be getting the phone service and air conditioning up and running in the Lee Justice Centers new building. Judge Cary, 55, is a fourth-generation native of Lee County. His relatives settled east of Fort Myers near Alva in the early 1900s, where they ran a sawmill and a 600-acre cattle ranch. The ranch existed for more than 80 years in North Olga before most of the land was sold. Throughout my childhood, Id go out there and work on weekends with my dad in the summer, Judge Cary said. Both his parents are still alive and live in Lee County. His father used to work in the trust department of the old First National Bank in downtown Fort Myers. Judge Cary attended Edison Park Elementary school and later Fort Myers High School, while working at a Publix grocery store. He also met his wife, Robbi, at Fort Myers High. They have three boys, ages 19, 20 and 21. With their sons all in college, the Carys were empty nesters until another daily emergency occurred, but this time not a small one. His brother died last year at age 50, and his 19-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son now live with Keith and Robbi Cary in Alva. Judge Cary had planned to be a banker when he went to college. And before that, he wanted to be a forest ranger a result, he speculates, of loving outdoors work on the ranch as a youth. But both professions required more math and science courses than he liked, so he opted for law school. After graduating from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a bachelors in business administration, he attended the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he made the Academic Deans List. Returning to Lee County, he became the assistant state attorney for two years before practicing real-estate law and commercial litigation for a private firm. In 1988, he won a seat as a county court judge in Lee County. But he says his most exciting professional moment came in 1999, when Gov. Jeb Bush appointed him as a circuit court judge in LaBelle, where he presided over Hendry and Glades counties. Four years later, he came back. Lee County is home, he says. Meanwhile, he has been deputy director of the yearly Edison Festival Grand Parade of Light for 18 years, and is a well-known figure around downtown Fort Myers. Sometimes for lunch, he says, well walk down to the French Connection or over to the Oasis and half the time we stop and talk to somebody. In his office, there is a picture of the 20th Circuit judges from 1978, which he pulled off the shelf, naming the group and remembering when they retired. A few, like him, are still around. With seven years until retirement, Judge Cary plans to continue his work as the circuits chief judge and a circuit judge. (Being a judge) is an exciting job, he says. Its a very important job because youre involved in peoples lives so you have to be on your game every day. Each day, each case, is different. BUSINESS PROFILE The 20th Circuits chief judge, a fourth-generation FloridianBY EVAN WILLIAMS _________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.com Chief Judge G. Keith CaryEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Live Music every Friday 5:307:30 1/2 Price Appetizers and Small Pizzas(at bar only)BUSINESS BRIEFS Gulfshore Insurance debuts Web site, e-newsletterPartners Bank teams up with Semoran Financial CorporationGulfshore Insurance Inc. has launched its redesigned Web site and introduced a new commercial client e-newsletter, Horizons. Jack Powers, the companys senior vice president of sales and public relations, said the revamped Web site is the final element of a re-branding exercise the company undertook over a year ago. In the process, Gulfshore Insurance adopted a new logo and the tag line, Where relationships and trust are built. The Web site, www.gulfshoreinsurance.com, features several interactive elements, including CSR24, an Internetbased tool that allows clients to access their policy information. Clients can also enroll in Gulfshore Academy, a series of monthly seminars in which Gulfshores own experts and guest speakers share valuable tools to help clients protect their assets. Gulfshores commercial lines clients receive the Horizons e-newsletter. B-Squared of Naples designed the Web site; The Web Professional Inc., with operations in Southwest Florida and Minnesota, handled development of the Web site and content management system. Gulfshore Insurance is a privately held, independent insurance agency. Founded in 1970, the company has associates in Naples, Marco Island and Fort Myers advising more than 11,000 clients in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has been selected for construction of phase one of Florida Gulf Coast Universitys new Fine Arts Building 2 to house the Bower School of Music and the visual and performing arts program.The first phase of construction will focus primarily on the music program needs and will include a lobby reception area, music classrooms, practice rooms, 210-seat recital hall, offices for faculty and an instrument storage room. The project will be constructed utilizing green building practices, and construction managers will seek LEED certification through the United States Green Building Council. The OAK team for the project will include Scott Reynolds, job site superintendent; Leo Smith, project manager; and Patrick Conran, vice president of operations and general superintendent. SeniorBridge, a national provider of geriatric care management and home care for individuals with chronic health conditions, has acquired Parent Care, a Naples-based professional geriatric care management company. This is the latest in a series of local agency acquisitions by SeniorBridge, making the company one of the largest home-based care providers in Southwest Florida. Founded in 1998 by Linda Cramer, Parent Care serves clients in Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers, enabling them to maintain their quality of life and remain safely at home or in the residence of their choice.The acquisition of Parent Care builds upon our recent partnerships with Naples Health Care Specialists in Naples and 1st Choice Home Health Care on Marco Island, said Mike Brennan, executive director for SeniorBridge. These partnerships will allow us to further expand our ability to support clients with complex care needs in the community.Ms. Cramer will stay on with SeniorBridge as professional development specialist. She has a masters degree in hospital and public administration and a bachelors in sociology/ social work from Portland State University as well as a graduate certificate in applied gerontology from the University of Oregon.Also staying on with SeniorBridge is Jill Summerscales as transition consultant. Ms. Summerscales has a bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies from International College, now known as Hodges University, and is a member of the NAPGCM and the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association. Founded in 2000, SeniorBridge provides comprehensive care from branch offices in 24 locations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas and Florida, including existing locations in Naples, Fort Myers, Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The company also provides care nationwide through the SeniorBridge Care Management Network. The SeniorBridge program is especially beneficial for patients with complex problems, including chronic medical illnesses, such as congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and memory disorders, such as Alzheimers disease, as well as for patients who require close oversight and management of care. Partners Financial Corp., the parent company of Naples-based Partners Bank, has signed a definitive agreement with Semoran Financial Corp. providing for the infusion of new equity capital and enabling the expansion of Partners into the metro Orlando market. Its exciting for Partners to have access to the growing Central Florida market,said Jack Wolf, chairman of the Naples bank. This new capital will enable Partners to seek banking relationships here in Naples and Collier County, and make loans to many creditworthy borrowers. Under the agreement, Robert Sudbrook will remain as president and a director of Partners Bank, and Heather Leslie will continue in her capacity as CFO. Serving as CEO following the merger is G. Rodney Lueth, who has more than 30 years experience in community banking in Florida and Georgia. More capital means more resources, more lending capacity and more convenience for the banks customer base, and it places Partners in two of the most attractive banking markets in Florida, Mr. Lueth said. Partners Bank began operations in Naples in 2005 and has offices on Airport-Pulling Road and on Pine Ridge Road. Following the merger, which is subject to regulatory approval and expected to close in the third quarter, Partners Bank will continue to be the operating entity and Partners Financial will be the holding company. Bob Hartnett of Winter Park will serve as bank vice chairman and Jim Boughton, Howard Crossman and Dave Huber will remain as local bank directors. The holding company board will include Naples residents John Hoey, Sam Saad and David White.Commerce Street Capital of Dallas, Texas, advised Partners Financial in the transaction. OAK to begin construction on FGCU fine arts buildingNaples-based Parent Care acquired by SeniorBridge
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 pants first-hand experience in different aspects of the community, including local government, health care, business and the arts. This years Youth Leadership Collier participants are: Blanca Abney, Victoria Barner and Sarah Zion, Community School of Naples; Lucy-Marie Bruns and Emily Lamb, Gulf Coast High School; Catherine Calyore, Kevin Havemeier, Olivia LeClair, Tyler Paine, Cally Parks and Jorgia Stone, Barron Collier High School; Jaime Ceron and Katrina Varela, Palmetto Ridge High School; Alison Chauvette, Carolyn Flewelling, Dillon Hazel, Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Nelson and Gabriella Passidomo, Naples High School; Chelsea DeRose and Kristin Tenreiro, Seacrest Country Day School; Nasha Etienne, Franklyn Francois and Nicholas Thorstenson, Lely High School; Adelene Exceus and Tony Olivarez, Immokalee High School; Pedro Lora, Lorenzo Walker Technical High School; Anabel Ocanas, PACE Center for Girls; Tomy Olivarez, Immokalee High School; and Cindy Rivas and Johnathan Wimberly, Golden Gate High School.Sue Huff of Naples-based E. Sue Huff & Associates Inc. recently taped a 30-minute television program on CitiCable in Cincinnati, Ohio. As the sole presenter in Stand Out and Get the Job, Ms. Huff outlined tips for writing resumes, networking and being prepared for the interviewing process. The program is airing on Cincinnatis CitiCable, Channel 23, throughout the summer. Bonnie Mendiola and Peggy Morales have joined the staff at CHS Healthcare. Ms. Mendiola is the privacy manager and director of HIM/HER; Ms. Morales is a triage nurse at CHSs Marion E. Fether Clinic in Immokalee. Service Business Solutions PLLC has finalized the move of its headquarters from Charlotte, N.C., to Industrial Boulevard in Naples. The company of certified management accountants also announces its new Web site at www. servicebusinesssolutions.com. Janice Wallace has joined Bank of Florida as client support department manager to oversee the companys call center and consumer electronic banking department. She is also responsible for managing the companys automated telephone account response system and consumer Internet banking. Ms. Wallace was previously senior vice president of deposit operations for Riverside Bank and electronic banking specialist for Southwest Capital Bank. She is based at Bank of Floridas operations center in Fort Myers. Julie Digby has joined the staff at the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce as membership manager in charge of membership development and retention strategies. Ms. Digby is also staff liaison to the chambers Ambassador Committee. The Bonita Springs native graduated summa cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelors degree in communication studies and has an extensive background in marketing and public relations.The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Collier Foundation announce the Youth Leadership Collier Class of 2009. Youth Leadership Collier is a six-day program that begins with a weekend of teambuilding activities and continues with daily sessions designed to give partici-ON THE MOVE Putting down rootsJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida has honored Bank of Florida-Southwest as Collier County Business of the Year in recognition of the bank employees who volunteer in Collier County public school classrooms. Bank of Florida employees have participated in the teaching program for more than five years. Associates from a variety of areas of the bank, including finance, retail banking and human resources, have volunteered their time and talent to instruct students from elementary grades through high school. During the last quarter, 10 Bank of Florida employees presented sixto 10-week classroom programs, which Victoria Stephan, president of Junior Achievement, called a significant commitment for any business. She commended Craig Sherman, executive vice president with Bank of Florida Corp, for his 20-plus years of involvement with Junior Achievement. He not only supports our mission enthusiastically, but also serves as a wonderful role model for students and businesspeople. Junior Achievement trains businesspeople to teach the economics of life in thirdthrough 12th-grade classrooms with a curriculum that includes the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The Southwest Florida program reached more than 9,500 students in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties during the 2008-2009 school year. For more information, call 225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org. Junior Achievement honors Bank of Florida-Southwest BUSINESS BRIEFS Joseph Vumbacco has been appointed to the board of directors of Boca Raton, Fla.-based National Healing Corp., a leading provider of wound and disease management solutions for hospitals. Prior to retiring in 2007, Mr. Vumbacco served as chief executive officer of Health Management Associates for more than six years. He resides in Naples. Sharon Braun Aragona of Naples has been appointed chief operating officer for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc., which serves the 10-county area of Southwest Florida through 32 office locations. Ms. Aragona will support program staff and oversee the fiscal and operational responsibilities of the agency. She was previously vice president at Collier Health Services in Immokalee, a position she had held since 1981. She holds a masters degree in social gerontology from the University of South Florida and has 40 graduate credit hours in clinical psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati. She also earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. Ms. Aragona is president of the Collier County Rural Health Network, a member of the advisory board for the Lorenzo Walker Vocational and Technical Center, a graduate of Leadership Collier and a member of the pastoral council of St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Naples.Lorna Kibbey has been elected president of the Southwest Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. A long-time member of the chapter, she has served on the board for the past four years. Ms. Kibbey is president and owner of Kibbey Leadership Solutions, a firm that designs and delivers seminars and speeches on leadership, communications and motiBanking vation. She has more than 22 years of managerial experience in the government sector. She holds a masters degree in business administration from the University of South Florida, and a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Cincinnati. The Southwest Florida Chapter of the ASTD serves approximately 80 members in Colliers, Hendry, Glades, Lee and Charlotte counties. Members are practitioners, managers, administrators, educators, consultants, researchers and students in the field of training and human resource development.Barbara McLaughlin was the top sales association for May at The Vineyards. A Naples resident since 1998, Ms. McLaughlin has 28 years of real estate experience from Connecticut to Coral Springs, Fla., where she moved in 1977.Larry Justice has joined DowningFrye Realty Inc. as a sales associate. A native of Wellesley, Mass., Mr. Justice has four years of real estate experience in Florida. Prior to joining Downing-Frye, he was an agent with John R. Wood Realtors. He is a member of the Naples, Florida and National Associations of Realtors.Stan Winters, a sales manager at Toll Brothers The Reserve at Estero, has been named a 2009 Five Star Real Estate Agent in the category Best in Client Satisfaction. The selection was based on a survey by Crescendo Business Services of 18,000 Southwest Florida residents who recently purchased a home. In addition, the firm sent 250 surveys to mortgage and title companies. Mr. Winters is a member of the National and Florida Associations of Realtors. Accounting Consulting Health Care Real Estate Professional Associations Chambers of Commerce Nonpro t Organizations McLAUGHLIN ARAGONA KIBBEY HUFF WALLACE Crews with Hannula Landscaping & Irrigation Inc. have installed a 40-foot banyan tree in the village green area of The Mercato in North Naples. The 80-year-old tree from Fort Lauderdale had to be cut into three sections and moved across the state on three semi-tractor trailers. Once at The Mercato, the tree was lifted into place by a crane and reassembled where it will become a gathering spot for shoppers and residents of the community. On 53 acres near the intersection of U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road, The Mercato is a project of The Lutgert Companies and the Barron Collier Companies. Bank of Florida employees and Junior Achievement volunteers Jeannie Burmeister, Craig Sherman and Sandie Greiner celebrate being honored as Collier County Business of the Year. Karen Hargrove, development director for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, is at the podium.COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO
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Were selling a lot of natives, a lot of butterfly ga rdens, and the green merchandise in fertilizing and pest control green products are very big, says Craig Hazlett, president of the family-owned Driftwood Garden Centers in Naples and Estero, where just about everything for the home garden is available, from plants and soil to decorative fountains. Also popular, Mr. Hazlett says, are herbs and food plants, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants and the like. We have a lot of the new things, especially because of the new fertilizing restrictions in Naples and Fort Myers, says Mr. Hazlett, whose parents came to Naples from Indiana about the same time the Hernandez family arrived from Cuba. The Hazletts purchased an existing business, renamed it and brought the whole family in on the operation. We sell more of a specialty fertilizer now, Mr. Hazlett adds, explaining, You cant have nitrogen and phosphates. Usually fertilizer is described by a three-number sequence, and now the first two numbers need to be zero and zero. A year old in Naples and a mere 10 days old in Fort Myers, the ordinances define the new guidelines with no equivocation: Fertilizers must now contain zero nitrogen and zero phosphorous. Potassium content in a fertilizer is usually summed up in the third number. At Sibleys All-Native Garden Center, the law is one of two events that have helped increase both our direct retail sales and our wholesale sales, Mr. Sibley says. The other is President Obamas push for going green. People are more aware of water quality issues and other environmental issues now, he says. The result: more educated buyers, and enough sales at area nurseries to keep them robust, even if the economy and some other businesses arent. The market has changed, suggests Mr. Sibley. He added six customers in his center last week had just purchased foreclosed properties in Cape Coral, and The first thing they did was look up native nursery. That didnt used to happen. Mr. Sibley and his fellow garden-center and nursery owners are entering their busiest season. Now that the summer rains have started, year round residents who waited throughout the dry months are buying and planting.A growing businessWhile his brother runs Golden Gate Nursery, Rufino Hernandez owns and operates the upscale Garden District Flower Shop, a Neapolitan business with locations on Third Street South and on U.S. 41. A third is planned on 10th Street North. After growing up in the family business, Mr. Hernandez went to Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island and earned a degree in event production. He already understood horticulture and nursery marketing. When his father Ruben became ill early in this decade, he returned from the north to his family, first helping Jorge run the nursery, and then five years ago opening the Garden District, which provides floral arrangements and services for private parties and gala fundraisers throughout the area. But that doesnt mean he considers his own business separate from the nursery. We try to create cross-lateral selling opportunities, Mr. Hernandez said about his business and Golden Gate Nursery. So if someone comes into my shop and needs something else, I can send them out to the nursery. And if someone comes into the nursery with a need for what we have, (Jorge) can send them here. There is so much business in the nursery, apparently, Jorge Hernandez has his hands full too full to chat. He answered the phone twice on two consecutive days last week and said he was too busy for a Florida Weekly reporter which bodes well for nurseries, especially industrialsized operations like his.Thomas Edisons legacyAt the Edison-Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, meanwhile, horticulturist Debbie Hughes describes whats happening to the market, and to buyers, from her small but seemingly magical growing ground. There, science and beauty both sit at the board table, she says, and scores of species, from delicate herbs to trees that could someday tower overhead, are treated as royalty. The Edison-Ford Winter Estates nursery specializes in plants that Thomas Edison grew 75 to 100 years ago (that alone gives the nursery a huge range), but it also grows other things that are either beautiful or useful, or both. People are smarter with their money now, Ms. Hughes says about the customers she helps at the nursery. They actually ask questions and try to learn more about the plants. Especially in hard times, she adds, its human nature to want to see things grow, to nurture something lovely. They still have to have things to make them happy. Here, theyll buy some flowers or herbs, or tropical fruits. People love that a lot of them have a mindset of, I want to grow something. Often, growing something, or managing what grows with a little help from a nursery, can save money. People are doing more on their own, especially in Collier County, says the Driftwood Garden Centers Mr. Hazlett. Before, so much was done by lawn services. But now some homeowners are taking on projects by themselves. NURSERIESFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO At Golden Gate Nursery, Rosa Hernandez with her grandaughter, Sabrina Nicole Hernandez, and sons Jorge, left, and Rufino Hernandez. Jeannine de Alwis, an agent with Prudential Florida Realty in Naples, attended the workshop because she likes to keep abreast of new tactics, but she admitted the social networking realm is a mystery. While she does have a Facebook page, she has yet to be active on it, saying, Its like a first impression. It takes a lot of thought. Mrs. de Alwis knows she cannot ignore social networking because the old tactics of referrals, open houses and print advertising only go so far when trying to obtain new customers. We must challenge the established rules, she said, noting a key line by Mr. Sesso. From a company perspective, Dottie Babcock, chief operating officer of John R. Wood Realtors, a 50-year-old Naples real estate company, was impressed by the statistics that reinforce how all ages are using these sites. I am amazed at how rapidly it is impacting the way we market our services, she said. Her focus is now on how to best utilize these sites to increase leads to the company and its nearly 300 agents.The prevailing quandary, however, is how to allot ones time with social networking. Realtors hardly have time to keep up with whats going on in the market, Mrs. de Alwis said. In response, Mr. Sesso had these words of advice: Designate time each week or each day to social networking; keep your updates fresh; view it as work, not play; dont just post all business; join the conversation. BADCOCK DE ALWIS
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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. www.leecolliernet.com. The Road to Recovery Show, a free program for members of the Florida Home Builders Association and Floridas construction professionals, comes to the Collier Building Industry Association headquarters from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. This is one of 17 statewide stops for the education program in which FHBA leaders and industry experts will discuss timely topics including the federal stimulus bill, Chinese drywall, insurance and risk management, strategies for building business and new state laws that impact the building homebuilding industry. Attendees can earn one Continuing Education Credit. For more information or to RSVP, call the CBIA at 436-6100. The Collier Building Industry Association holds a Casino Night and barbecue from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Knotts Plastering, 10915 Enterprise Ave. in Bonita Springs. The evenings sponsor is Oswald Trippe and Company. Cost is $25 per person. Call 436-6100. The next Business After 5 meeting of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Sugden Community Theatre with The Naples Players hosting. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for others. Register online at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services, N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month (next meeting June 18) at Calistoga Bakery and Caf in Coastland Mall. www.naplesgroup.net. 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 Sen. Garrett Richter will deliver the keynote address. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 Business Before Business with the Bonita Springs Chamber at The Hyatt Place The Executive Club of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce at The Ritz-Carlton United Naples Networking at Vergina Bob Muller, Erin Paparella, Sheri Paparella and Patti Wilson Tracy Quick, Mike Roseman and Christin Collins Susan Best, Alice Glover and Loey Healy Lynn Pietrzyk, Michael Mastej, Jeanette Kiebusch and Ray Higdon Kim Ciccarelli Kantor with Mary Beth and Charles Johns Anna Arandazzo, Sue Haberkorn and Donna FalzoneNETWORKING DAVID MICHAELS / COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTOS
The 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. Registration is $10, and reservations can be made at www.nabor.com (no phone reservations, please). The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council will welcome Michael Timmerman of Fishkind & Associates and Bill Reagan of Raymond James & Associates on Monday, June 22, at the Embassy Suites, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero. Coffee and networking will 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 prresent Land-Based Finance: Challenges and Opportunities. Cost is $20 for ULI members, $30 for non-members and $15 for young leaders, government/non-profit 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 www.SWflorida.ULI.org. REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9NABOR plans seminar about commercial leasesUrban Land Institute presents experts on trends and challenges$1 million-plus market showing signs of lifeAccording to John R. Wood Realtors, there is a renewed interest among buyers in the luxury home market as sales of properties priced above $1 million become more prevalent. After seeing sales in this sector considerably drop off late last year, the company reports increased activity in 2009, with 74 sales so far this year. While the majority of the sales are between $1 million and $4 million, two were well above $10 million, and several are in the $5 million to $10 million range. There is no denying that strong buyer activity exists throughout the low end of the real estate market, but with bargains to be found all along Southwest Floridas coast, the luxury home segment in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero is coming back to life. Sunshine MLS shows homes priced at $1 million and up drawing little activity during the third and fourth quarters of 2008, reporting less than 120 pending sales during each quarter. However, first quarter 2009 saw a significant increase in pendings within this sector with Sunshine MLS reporting 184 units became pending sales. When compared with the same time last year, pendings still fall a bit short from the 250 total of first quarter 2008, but the increase is promising, in part because a good portion of the sales occurred after the traditional end of the season. Neighborhoods to note include the affluent area of Port Royal, which has suddenly sparked motivation among buyers as 10 pending sales were reported during April 2009 alone. This even surpasses the number of pendings back in April 2005, when the market was considerably stronger. Even Bay Colony, a $1 million-plus market that has been reporting one pending sale monthly since mid-2005, recently shows two and sometimes three pendings per month. Regardless of price, it is important to note that residential pending sales are at their highest levels in four years. In April 2009, 1,441 units went pending, a significant increase over the same time last year which had 929. In fact, since November 2008, pendings have constantly increased every month. John R. Wood Realtors has eight offices throughout Collier and Lee counties and approximately 300 agents. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYBella Vista, the third of five mid-rise condominiums in Vista Pointe, is next to Vineyards Country Club and overlooks the landscape of Vineyards two award-winning 18-hole golf courses. Its community clubhouse includes a spa, clubroom and an 1,895-square-foot pool with a waterfall grotto. Six models are available in Bella Vista, each with amenities such as large kitchen and great room designs and wraparound covered terraces with panoramic views of majestic oak trees, sprawling golf courses and sparkling lakes. Ranging from 1,940 square feet to 2,640 square feet, the residences have either two bedrooms and two baths, or three bedrooms and 3 baths. Condominium prices range from the high $900,000s to $1.2 million. Construction of the Bella Vista mid-rise was by Premier Builders, the exclusive homebuilder for Vineyards Development Corporation. Vineyards is a 1,375-acre gated residential community. In addition to two golf courses, it has 12 Har-Tru tennis courts and a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse. Along with the condominium residences of Vista Pointe, housing options in Vineyards include coach and estate homes priced from the low $400,000s to over $4 million. The Vineyards Corporate Center houses the communitys sales offices at 75 Vineyards Blvd., east of I-75 off Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call 353-1920 or visit www.VineyardsNaples.com. Third mid-rise building completed in Vineyards Bella Vista is a mid-rise condominium building in the community of Vista Pointe at Vineyards. COURTESY PHOTOS Interior design of the Corsica in Bella Vista was by Diane Oldfin and Sue-jolie Rious of Expressions in Design.A lazy river meanders around the Bella Vista swimming pool.COURTESY PHOTO The first quarter 2009 saw a significant increase in pending sales of homes priced above $1 million in Southwest Florida.
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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. Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL161 4th St 3/2, tiled oors updated kitchen/baths. 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 Laurie Bellico(239) 293-9389PA, MBA, Broker-Associate 3145 Crayton Road* 611 Park Shore Drive** Weve Got Everything on Your Checklist!www.LBellico.com/209011782 www.LBellico.com/209015442 West of 41 Location Walking Distance to the Beach Timeless Design with New Materials Highly Energy Efficient Hurricane Rated Windows Gas Heated Pool, Spa and Fire Pit Gourmet kitchen and SS Appliances Exceptional Flooring and Lighting Tongue and Grove Ceiling Summer Kitchen* Private Outdoor Living Space Prime Exposure & Bright Open Feel Tropical Landscape on Large LotEasy to Maintain Home with Extended WarrantyMoorings Beach Club Membership* Park Shore Beach Club Membership** Developer to Consider SFH Trades Simply p p y y y y CharmingPriced from $1,390,000 Beth Abraham (239) 206-6006Vineyards Resident New Home Specialistwww.vineyardsnaples.com VISTA POINTERegal mid-rise condominiums overlooking stunning golf course and lake views from the low$400,000s AVELLINO ISLESElegant two-and three-story coach homes surround a spectacular clubhouse from the$600,000s Developer Financing Available
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM AQUALANE SHORES tCypress walls, 3 bedrooms, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water. $3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529AQUALANE SHORES tContemporary gourmet kitchen with center island. Bamboo ooring throughout, vaulted ceilings, replace, tiled pool. $3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, six bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. $5,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741AQUALANE SHORES tViews of Naples Bay! No bridges to Gulf, 7,370+ total SF, ve bedrooms, den, media room. Pool, two boat lifts and three-car garage. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 AQUALANE SHORES tApproximately 167 of waterfront! 58x195x167x136 site with cut-in boat slip. Direct Gulf access. Older home on property. $2,895,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES t366 Central AvenueElegance, combine with up-to-date construction creates this three bedroom plus den with over 5,125 total SF home. $2,900,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded/remodeled in 1995 with three bedrooms plus ofce. Pool/spa, summer kitchen, and 660 SF boat house. $2,950,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080WINDSTAR tArchitectural gem with 4 bedrooms plus den. Balconies and terraces off several rooms, 70 boat dock and Gulf access in minutes. $2,995,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 ROYAL HARBOR tBermuda-style four bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath home. Coral stone replace, hazelnut wood oors, and elevator. Heated pool. $2,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231ROYAL HARBOR tBrand new! Open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, four bedrooms plus den, a 2-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $2,695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLD NAPLES tTropical gardens, Koi pond and Balinese orchid house grace the grounds. Fourth bedroom has outside access. $1,750,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678OLD NAPLES 625 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM t#PH-301 Rarely available penthouse. Wood and marble ooring, marble baths, volume ceilings. $1,839,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool. $1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA t458 11th Avenue South Updates include faux paint, hand rubbed nishes and built-ins. Elevator. Plunge pool, outdoor kitchen and replace. $2,150,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OLD NAPLES LAS DUNAS tThree blocks to beach. Townhome with four bedrooms, study, three baths, gourmet kitchen, private courtyard with pool. $1,550,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474ROYAL HARBOR tOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances. $1,699,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949OLD NAPLES CHATHAM PLACE t#9 Three-story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Private pool, 2-car garage. Saturnia marble oors, high ceilings. $1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 OLD NAPLES tNear beach! Now $200,000 off in-season pricing. Lakefront 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Separate entrance to in-law/guest suite. $990,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235OLD NAPLES COLONNADE ON 5TH tSpacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 Single Family Homes 725 18th Avenue SouthTotally renovated, 2 bedroom canal front home. Over 2,550 total SF, bamboo oors, granite countertops, generator.$1,795,000 | Mary Johnson | 594-94461700 3rd Street SouthWell-located and updated 3 bedroom cottage 3 blocks to the beach. Deep lot (165). Large pool deck. Furnished.$1,600,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Condominiums/Villas AQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished.$799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Lots 815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approx. 80 dock, covered slip and boat house.$2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Single Family Homes 195 Central AvenueTo-be-built home by one of the Premier builders in the area. Four bedrooms plus den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage, heated pool/spa.$2,995,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231287 11th Avenue SouthStructure in National Register Historic District. Two-story cottage; heart pine oors, and guest house.$1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424599 3rd Street NorthPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house.$1,700,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329181 15th Avenue SouthA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is.$1,650,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-45291355 4th Street SouthFlorida cottage offers 3 bedrooms plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach.$1,625,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/Villas SHADOWMOSS 350 3rd Avenue SouthThis 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler.$1,195,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street SouthOver 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach.$1,099,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231BAYPORT VILLAGE 875 9th Avenue South #PH-301Three bedroom plus den. Poolside cabana. Granite, marble, Brazilian cherry wood oors, 2-car garage. Pet friendly.$899,000 | Tom McCarthy/Isabelle Edwards | 434-2424NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #244Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month.$895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #342Top oor 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa suite with southern exposure. Private corner porch with marina view. Turnkey furnished.$785,000 | Michelle Thomas/Cathy Owen | 642-2222NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #322Owners may choose to occupy alt months with remaining time generating (optional) income! Two bedrooms, 2 baths.$685,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #360Brand new waterfront resort, 2 bedroom, 2 bath hotel condominium with upscale furnishings. First class amenities. Turnkey.$629,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322THE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy.$499,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424WHARFSIDE 830 River Point Drive #4Situated on Naples Bay! Sunsets and long water views! Recently updated 3 bedroom townhouse. 30 boat dock included.$490,000 | Julie Rembos/Paula Sims | 262-6600FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed.$399,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd Street South #204Beautifully renovated, turnkey furnished 2 bedroom. New appliances, tile, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry! Walk to beach.$398,000 | Mary Yon | 572-3274BEAUMER 803 River Point Drive #307-BTotally and beautifully updated two bedroom furnished residence. Awesome kitchen, tile oors, and updated bathroom.$299,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203TOWN MANOR 1021 3rd Street South #104Walk to beach, dining and shops. Corner 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1st oor residence. Co-op with land lease. Turnkey furnished.$265,000 | Judy Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle/Linda Perry | 261-6161VILLAGE GREEN EVERGLADES CLUB 661 12th Avenue South #661Two bedroom, 1.5 bath residence situated close to downtown historic Old Naples. Turnkey furnished. 55+.$189,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 Lots/Boat Slips 195 Central AvenueOnly 1.5 blocks to beach and a short stroll to 5th Ave. shopping and dining. Lot is 76 X 150 with a total of 11,500 SF.$1,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231SEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60foot nger prier. Walk to downtown.$425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654NAPLES BOAT CLUB 909 10th Street South BS #27Full service marina with a full service fuel dock; Chickee bar and pool. Dock #27 will accommodate 61 ft. overall length.$425,000 | Michael McCumber | 777-9029 Single Family Homes 1303 Cobia Court4,600+ total SF and 4 bedrooms. 142 of seawall, large dock and 2-boat lifts. Direct access to the Gulf (no bridges).$1,200,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-40801244 Cobia CourtOne of the best waterway locations in Royal Harbor. Very quiet. Very livable three bedroom. Pool. Dock, on 67 seawall.$895,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Lots 1571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard.$699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GOLDEN SHORES VARESE 1601 Curlew Avenue #1601Custom, like new 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal.$929,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1200 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654SANDPIPER BAY CLUB 3011 Sandpiper Bay Circle #205Overlooking a lush, tropical nature preserve. Only minutes to downtown Naples and Gulf beaches! Updated kitchen.$185,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411OYSTER BAY 1195 Clam Court #101A boaters dream! First oor, two bedroom, corner residence with upgrades throughout! Offered with a boat slip!$155,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466MARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright and light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den with double garage and lanai.$409,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES tLuxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-211 Distinct 3BR with A/C 2-car garage, 97-slip marina with charter boat services. $1,845,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3BR/3.5BA. Private elevator 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/T ade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3BR/3.5BA waterfront home. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3BRs/3.5BAs, marble entry wood oors, 10 ceilings. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-209 Custom villa. W ood ooring, chiseled marble, replace, 3BRs plus den. $1,995,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-201 Custom-painted 3BR plus den, 3.5BA spacious oor plan. Marble and wood oors. $2,750,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#2202 Two bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $435,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. T en-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $485,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. T urnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 #4401 Sophisticated residence with granite, stainless appliances, and wood oors. $395,000 | Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 #5504 Stunning residence with furnishings, crown moulding and lovely sunsets from the west facing lanai. $594,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 WINDSTAR ROYALHARBOR AQUALANESHORES ROYALHARBORAREA OLDNAPLES OLD NAPLES tA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is. $1,650,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OLDNAPLES Condominiums/Villas OLDNAPLES135 5th Avenue SouthRoomy, nicely updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with writers retreat. Pool/spa area, and replace. Open air balcony.$1,975,000 | Karen Coney Coplin/Lodge McKee | 434-2424 OPENSUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPENSUN.1-4
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM 15TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! Four bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace and pool/spa. $3,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420244 4TH AVENUE NORTH tCustom-built, decorated and fully furnished. Just two blocks to beaches. Over 4,700 SF of living area; ve bedrooms plus den. $3,595,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423120TH AVENUE SOUTH tOne block to the beach! Built in 2008. Over 5,300 A/C SF, four bedrooms plus den and bonus lounge. Heated pool/spa. $4,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231GULFSHORE BLVD.SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 14TH AVENUE SOUTH tQuality built four bedroom plus den. Covered outdoor living area with replace, hardwood oors throughout and gourmet kitchen. $2,799,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329GARDENTERRACE tElegant and innovative new construction on a beautiful street. Steps from the beach. Private outdoor pool and spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-074114TH AVENUE SOUTH tExquisite 2-story, four bedroom with den/ofce boasts 4,110 SF A/C. Quality craftsmanship throughout. Summer kitchen. $3,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-08941355GORDONDRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,495,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 RIDGELAKE tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, three bedroom suites, formal dining, and pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091GULF SHORE BLVD. NORTH tOver acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing 3 bedroom cottage surrounded by landscaping. $2,395,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584SANDY CAY tClose to beach and 5th Avenue shops. Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with family room, private elevator, replace, and built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-24242ND AVENUE SOUTH tSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, and summer kitchen. $2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 CHATHAM PLACE t#5 This 4,000+ total SF, 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath offers luxury living on 3 levels. Three blocks to the beach. $1,984,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BEACH BUNGALOWS tIn the center of downtown, this villa has over 2,500 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths. Heated pool. $1,990,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663RIDGE LAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, and koi pond. $1,999,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741VILLASESCALANTE t#C -6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PALMCIRCLEWEST tCustom-built home with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool. $1,949,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 14TH AVENUE SOUTH tGulf, beaches, sunsets, and Pier are just steps away. Lofted, paneled ceilings, open decks, 3 bedrooms and 4 baths. $1,880,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 7THSTREET SOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak oors, 3 bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 13TH AVENUE SOUTH tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,495,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 PETTITSQUARE t#F The only 3 bedroom! Extremely private with 2 western balconies overlooking a lush garden. Approximately 1,640 total SF. $889,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091780 FIFTHAVENUESOUTH CONDOMINIUM t#307 This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished. $975,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 564-44059TH AVENUE SOUTH tCharming 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage. Granite, faux nishes, hand-painted murals, open heated tropical pool. $1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLASVERONA t259 4th Avenue South #103Two blocks to the beach and 1 block to 5th Ave. S. Two bedrooms plus den, private heated pool/spa and 2 lanai areas. $1,350,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Single Family Homes 520 9th AvenueSouthInspired by Addison Mizner design, 3 bedroom plus den, 4 bath home being built. Cypress ceiling, stone, pool/spa.$2,494,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741RIDGE LAKE 590 Palm Circle WestSophisticated cottage with guest house, lakefront setting, coral oors, replace, walls of glass, close to beach.$1,795,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 Condominiums/Villas CATELENA 306 6th AvenueSouthLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed.$1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLASRAVELLO 842 9th AvenueSouthPrivate tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, two bedrooms plus den. Walk to 5th Ave.$795,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513TIFFANY COURT 1071 8th StreetSouth #202Second oor, 3 bedroom to include new carpet, crown mouldings and baseboards. Bathrooms updated with tile and marble.$699,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513SUNTIDEONTENTH 653 10th AvenueSouthLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor.$675,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 Lots PAR LAVILLE 355 4th AvenueSouthMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches.$3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741175South Lake DriveSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering.$3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119205South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Ave. S. and 3rd St. S.$2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894115 5th AvenueSouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation.$2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-6342658 3rd AvenueSouthVacant and ready to develop up to 6 residential condominiums in Old Naples. West of 41 and 5 blocks from the beach.$2,950,000 | Mark/Laura Maran $2,499,000 | 777-330181 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. One block to Gulf. Plans for a four bedroom Stofft Cooney design available.$2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529LUXURY BEACHFRONT LIVING Condominiums/Villas Lots NAPLES BAYRESORT 1480 5th AvenueSouth BS #B-43What a value for a 40 dock! Marina with hotel and shops, Yacht Club, and Private Club with spa. No bridges to the Gulf.$295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420300 5th AvenueSouthA rare opportunity to develop 10 luxury residences on a city-approved PUD. Only 1/2 block off of 5th Ave. and 3 blocks from the beach.$3,900,000 | Paige A. Reddick | 272-5767 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSHORES tStunning Gulf views, 3 bedroom beachfront penthouse. Renovated kitchen. Docks available. OWNER MOTIVATED TO SELL. $825,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051MARCOISLAND CAPE MARCO COZUMEL t#1906 Absolutely stunning beachfront residence. Spacious 3 bedroom beautifully furnished. Marble ooring and crown mouldings. $1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133PARKSHORE LE CIEL PARKTOWER t#1701 Spectacular Gulf/Bay views. Expansive 3 bedroom corner residence with 3,200+ total SF and oor-to-ceiling windows. $2,195,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939BAY COLONY CONTESSA t#404 Panoramic Gulf views and sunsets from this 3 bedroom corner residence. Marble ooring, crown moulding, poolside cabana. $2,300,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161COQUINASANDS VIA DELFINO t#301 On the beach location and renovated with European craftsmanship. A gourmet kitchen, complete with a wine storage area. $2,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894MOORINGS SANCERRE t#203 Beachfront living and ve-star amenities. Offering 4,908 total SF, polished marble grand salon with replace. $3,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PARKSHORE PARK PLAZA t#PH-3 Completely renovated! Marble ooring, 12 ceilings, granite counters, 3 bedrooms, sunken living room. Gulf views. $3,195,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973BAREFOOT BEACH tIncredible 180 degree Gulf views from all four levels! Renovated in 2002. Spacious guest suites with private baths. $3,895,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 OPEN SUN. 1-4 Mitch Williams Hosts OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPENSUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. >$1,000,000 18 ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,200,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 19 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15628 Villoresi Way $1,225,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 20 MEDITERRABELLEZZA 14806 Bellezza Ln. 1.475million Amerivest Realty David William Auston239-273-1376 21 KENSINGTON 5212 Old Gallows Way $1,475,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 22 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,565,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5 23 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7857 Cocobay Drive $1,749,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 269-2203 24 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 470 Egret Avenue $1,875,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 25 OLD NAPLES 135 5th Avenue South $1,975,000 Premier Properties Lodge McKee 434-2424 >$2,000,00026 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting just over $2.1 million Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 27 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA 458 11th Avenue South $2,150,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 8213304 28 OLD NAPLES 366 Central Avenue $2,900,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 403-4529 29 COQUINA SANDS 500 Yucca Road $2,950,000 Premier Properties Caroline C. Coates 273-2516 30 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive From $2,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$3,000,000 31 OLD NAPLES 244 4th Avenue North $3,595,000 Premier Properties Mitch Williams 370-8879 32 BAREFOOT BEACH 105 St. Eustacius Lane $3,895,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. Call agent for entry>$5,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 34 PORT ROYAL 4233 Gordon Drive $5,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 Trail Acres 161 4th St $159,500 Downing Frye Realty, Inc. Doreen Vachon 239-6430636>$300,000 2 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $300s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 3 TARPON BAY CAYMAN I 1628 Cayman Court #2 $339,000 Premier Properties Pam Hartman 312-415-4058 New Listing>$400,0004 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-4 5 MOORINGS HARBORSIDE GARDENS 3400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #M6 $469,000 Premier Properties Keith Alexander 250-5156>$500,000 6 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 7 MEDITERRA CALABRIA 28541 Calabria Court #102 $599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$600,000 8 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $600s. Premier Properties Call 800-311-3622. Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 9 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East $600,000 Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sa. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 10 PARK SHORE VILLAS OF PARK SHORE 4032 Crayton Road $695,000 Premier Properties Bette Helms 250-6455 Reduced 11 Imperial Golf Estates 2205 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $699,900 Amerivest Realty Kris Savoie 239-253-9957>$700,000 12 MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 $729,900 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 13 MOORINGS LUCERNE 3100 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #502 $795,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 14 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB 435 Dockside Dr $795,000 $2,175,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001>$800,000 15 PARK SHORE TROPICS 4500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #151 $850,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534>$900,000 16 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 $995,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 17 THE DUNES CAYMAN 325 Dunes Blvd. #PH7 $999,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 PARK SHORE, MOORINGS & SURROUNDS premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM 1170 Oleander DriveTwo blocks to the beach from this beautiful setting. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath is in move-in condition. Furnished.$1,295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-74201727 Alamanda DriveFour bedroom, 2 bath pool home. Live close to Lowdermilk Beach Park, shopping and downtown areas! New roof. $470,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231BANYAN CLUB 274 Banyan Blvd. #274This two bedroom, 2 bath offers a spacious screened terrace, open oor plan and fully equipped kitchen.$399,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420266 Yucca RoadFabulous opportunity to build your dream home. Lot size is approx. 113x197x110x195 Close to beaches, shopping and dining.$1,640,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420670 Murex DriveExceptional property located close to beach shopping and more on a lovely street. Build your dream home here.$599,000 | Steve Smiley | 298-4327 Lots & Acreage Single Family Homes 265 Springline DriveOverlooking Compass Cove. Boat lift on bay, sea wall and Gulf access. Negativeedge pool/spa, dream kitchen.$3,695,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741365 Windward WayAn incredible waterfront homesite. Three bedroom plus den home with Bay views. No bridges to the Gulf.$3,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-39392201 Beacon LaneCompletely renovated! Western sunsets over Bowline Bay. Travertine marble, stainless appliances, granite counters.$2,325,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444695 Wedge DriveOutstanding! Over 4,400 A/C SF, panoramic golf views, 5 bedrooms and gourmet kitchen. Three-car garage.$2,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 692 Fairway TerraceThree bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths, and pool. Chefs kitchen. Outdoor screened living room with summer kitchen.$1,899,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-33011825 Tiller TerraceCharming 5 bedroom, 4 bath home nestled on a large, quiet lot. New gourmet kitchen. Backyard putting green & pool.$999,000 | Mary Riley | 595-1752925 Wedge DriveUpdated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Wood oors, mouldings, granite, SS appliances. Cast stone pool deck. Stunning views.$895,000 | Mary Smallwood | 293-03492338 Beacon LaneWalk to private beach/park! Three bedroom professionally decorated & furnished. Oversized lot (98 x 170) with pool.$799,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091660 Wedge DriveClose to beach, west of 41. Peaceful setting. Existing 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with updated granite kitchen.$499,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 Condominiums/Villas COMMODORE CLUB 222 Harbour Drive #108Oversized boat dock, sun deck, pool, beach and shing pier only steps from your door. Well-maintained condominium.$350,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041SUZANNE 825 Ketch Drive #200Spacious 3 bedroom end residence. Located close to beaches and dining and shopping. Private beach membership available.$295,000 | Robin Weidle | 370-5515ALAMANDA APTS 1964 Alamanda DriveLess than a mile to the Moorings Beach. Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath, new carpet, paint, vanities and xtures.$150,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304299 Mermaids BightNew on the water home in Addsion Mizner-style (to be constructed in 2009) is a true showpiece. Floor plan available.$4,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741577 Parkwood LaneNew construction courtyard home with 3,940 SF A/C, 4 bedrooms, study, 4 baths including guest cabana; 3-car garage.$2,195,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939233 Mermaids BightWaterfront property on Venetian Bay with 116 of water frontage with only 1 bridge to the Gulf. Close to the beach.$1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-39394201 Crayton RoadBeautiful waterfront views. Corner lot, deeded dock with Gulf access. Older home being sold in as is condition.$1,599,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741626 Fountainhead WayBeautifully kept 3 bedroom offers 2,500+ total SF and is completely renovated! Covered outside dining and large pool.$725,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741VILLA MARE 4717 Villa Mare LaneCompletely renovated beach villa. State-of-the-art kitchen, private elevator. Impact glass, new roof and A/C.$2,595,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939COLONADE 137 Colonade CircleAthena model with 3 bedrooms. Marble oors, new kitchen cabinets, plantation shutters & 10 ceilings.$695,000 | Julie Rembos/Linda Ohler | 595-1809 Single Family Homes 537 Devils LaneNewly constructed residence offers 7840 total SF, 4 en-suite bedrooms and 2 half baths, 2-story living room.$2,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 NEW LISTING Condominiums/Villas OPENSUN. 1-4 VILLAS OF PARK SHORE 4032 Crayton RoadFurnished villa with large oor plan, 2 bedrooms upstairs and master on main level. Two-car garage.$695,000 | Bette Helms/Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea | 250-6455PIEDMONT CLUB 4155 Crayton Road #203Wonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath direct bayfront location. Enjoy Naples famous sunsets and city night lights. Only 19 residences.$650,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #4BFabulous location! Three bedrooms, incredible views of Venetian Bay. Steps to beach, ne dining and shopping.$645,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PARK SHORE LANDINGS 255 Park Shore Drive #342Boat dock #23 included! Water views from this 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath top-oor furnished residence.$599,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #2ASerene views of Venetian Bay from recently updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Granite countertops, wood ooring.$585,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600JACARANDA 4082 Belair Lane #10This 3 bedroom plus glassed-in porch used as den is updated and in excellent condition. Wood and tile ooring.$274,500 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry & Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161PARK WEST VILLAS 4702 West Blvd.Tastefully updated 3 bedroom with over 2,450 total SF. Glassed-in lanai, hurricane shutters and newer metal roof.$359,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203PARK WEST VILLAS 4704 Park West Blvd.Lovely two-story villa with 2 bedrooms, loft and 3rd bedroom on 2nd oor. Kitchen and bathrooms updated. Pets OK.$319,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203PARK WEST VILLAS 4710 West Blvd.Two-story villa lives like a single-family home. Ceramic tile oors, updated kitchen, newer cabinets and appliances.$319,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 MOORINGS tWaterfront 4 bedroom plus den & game room; over 6,700 A/C SF; 4-car garage, sound and security systems, pool and spa. $5,950,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tBay views from this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath with 2 masters, spacious kitchen and great lanai with kitchen, pool/spa and 80 dock. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tNew construction home on Venetian Bay. Four bedrooms, library, game room, study, heated pool/spa, dock/hoist. $5,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tFountains grace entry of this 4 bedroom plus den two-level home. Overlooks bay. Leisure room, ofce, studio, pool/spa, dock. $4,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tWide water views from recently updated, 2story luxurious waterfront property offering 5 bedrooms, den, 6 bath. $4,900,000 Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 COQUINA SANDS t500 Yucca Road Lakefront home 5 blocks to Gulf. Antiqued hickory plank and crema marl marble oors. Tropical nnity-edge pool. $2,950,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE tReminiscent of a French Chteau. Sophisticated details, 4 bedroom plus den in a Feng Shui plan. $2,850,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 MOORINGS tNew construction 4 bedroom plus den with replace, coffered ceilings and crown mouldings. Pool/spa and outdoor kitchen. $2,595,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS tGround level master, den, 3 bedroom suites upstairs. Cypress bead board ceilings, 3-car garage, 66 heated pool. $2,275,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 MOORINGS tOld Florida-style home situated in the heart of the Moorings. Private pool and summer kitchen. Three-car garage. $2,100,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT WEST tOverlooking Venetian Bay. Granite, wood cabinets, stainless appliances, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, balcony from master. $995,000 Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 SEAGATE tLive comfortably, spacious 3 bedroom (2 master suites). Picturesque views over lagoon/mangroves, no homes across water. $960,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 PARK SHORE COLONADE tDelphi Model with a private elevator, 14 ceilings, 3,200+ total SF and 2-car garage. Walk to private beach area. $775,000 Linda Ohler/Julie Rembos | 404-6460 PARK SHORE PIEDMONT CLUB tFinely appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath with wide western bay views! Turnkey furnished. Intimate complex with bayside pool. $775,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 PARK SHORE tModied Rutenberg plan opens to pool/ lanai from living/dining room, family room, master bedroom and 3rd bedroom. NOW $610,000 Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 PARK SHORE LANDINGS tLong Venetian Bay views, new carpet/paint. Corner 2 bedroom with windows on 3 sides for a light, bright interior. $649,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT I tSerene views of Venetian Bay from this rarely offered 3 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence. Steps to beach. $549,000 Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT I tLovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished residence has wonderful bay views. Stroll to Venetian Village. $519,000 Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 PARK SHORE JACARANDA tWest of US 41, 2240 square feet under air, 3 bedroom plus den, 3 full bath residence. Granite kitchen countertops. $419,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 PARK SHORE PARK WEST VILLAS tLovely 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath villa. Updated bathrooms and kitchen. Pets upon approval. Minutes to Gulf beaches and shops. $359,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-22035122 Sand Dollar LaneLarge .34 acre lot is steps to the beach. Current home on property being sold as-is.$545,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 MOORINGS tFive bedrooms plus den, 5 full baths, 2 half-baths. Home theatre with full bar. Space over the three-car garage. $1,997,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 MOORINGS tNew construction! Old Florida-style 4 bedroom plus den home with 2-story living room. Pool, spa andoutdoor kitchen. $1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tWaterfront property on Venetian Bay offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great views, and Gulf access. Large screened pool. $1,799,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 SEAGATE tA beautifully landscaped waterfront property. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is just 1 block from the beach. $1,095,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS VILLASOF FAIRWAY TERRACE t664 Fairway Terrace Magnicent 1 & 2-story villas built BCB Homes and designed by Stofft Cooney Architects. Choose from 4 oor plans with outstanding amenities. Just over $2.1 million Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE tOn Venetian Bay with 165 on the water. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 28 ceiling, replace, koi ponds and dock. $4,750,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tTwo-story home affords long water views. Five bedrooms, den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage, pool. Boat dock/lift. $3,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tWide west Bay views. 2006 custom built home with 5 ensuite bedrooms, ofce, negative edge pool, dock/hoist. $3,750,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170 PENDING SALE PARK SHORE tMagnicent private 4 bedroom compound. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Its a dogs life At Freds Diner, canines are important customers, too. C23 See the lightNaples Art Association installs photography show at Physicians Regional. C15 See it, hear it: TheatreZone brings The Whos Tommy back to town Sometimes the best art comes out of the strangest ideas. Take Tommy, for example. The Whos 1969 rock opera tells the story of a boy whos traumatized when he sees his mother having sex with another man. Tommy becomes catatonic: deaf, blind and mute. Hes further traumatized when sexually abused by Uncle Ernie. But Tommy earns fame by becoming a pinball wizard and then a new messiah. The storys so bizarre, but theres something so compelling about it, says Mark Danni, artistic director of Napless TheatreZone, which is staging The Whos Tommy from June 11-21 at the G&L Theatre at The Community School of Naples. Im amazed that someone thought of that, a deaf, dumb and blind boy who becomes a pinball wizard, Mr. Danni says. Its the height of creation. The iconic British rock opera stunned the world when first released and decades later still appears on Best ofSEE TOMMY, C14 Three cheers for PigsReviewer Nancy Stetson says The True Story is truly entertaining. C8 Indie film night Screenings at Six Degrees Exhibitions and other goings-on about town. C20 & 21 I d i f i l i h THERE MAY BE A SHOW OR TWO left, but the 2008-2009 season is rapidly coming to an end. Those in the arts venues breathe a sigh of relief, announce their upcoming lineups and plan their summer vacation if they havent left town already. And arts and entertainment critics look back and take inventory of the season. Theatergoers flocked to see Wicked at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, and audiences gave Legally Blonde the Musical at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts (a show I almost walked out on) a much-undeserved standing ovation. But this critic maintains popularity doesnt equal quality. Because somethings popular only means that its, well popular. It doesnt necessarily mean its good. Heres a look at what I consider the true highlights of the season. While the masses made their way to Wicked, most of them likely missed Stephen Schwartz and Friends: Defying Gravity the Music of Stephen Schwartz at the Phil. Whos Stephen Schwartz? Hes the composer and lyricist of Wicked, who also wrote the musicals Godspell, Pippin and The Magic Show. He wrote for films including Pocahantas, The HunchbackLOOKING BACK AT THE SEASON ...WHAT WE LIKED, WHAT WE LOVED, AND WHAT WE MISSED...SEE SEASON, C4 mi mi mi mi mi mi m mi mi m ss ss s ss s ss s an an an an an a an n n G G G G G G G th th th th th th th th th h h P P P P P P P P P ip ip ip ip ip ip ip p ip p p p p p p p p Sh Sh Sh Sh h h h H H H Even a reviewer cant get to every show. C4 >>inside:BY NANCY STETSON_____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comBY NANCY STETSON_____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.com>>Clockwise from upper left: Topol in Fiddler on the Roof, Tom Jones, Lisa Minelli, Anything Goes, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, Dame Edna, The Hot Club of San Francisco and Stephen Schwartz D D D D D D D D , , , , D D D D D D D D D D , , , y y y y y y y y COURTESY TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTO Shane Daniel Lord, reflected in the mirror, is Tommy in The Whos Tommy.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 SEASONFrom page 1 You cant see them allYes, sometimes I miss shows too. It can happen because of illness, a scheduling conflict and even, on rare occasion, the simple inability to obtain tickets. As many shows as I see (and in the height of season, it can be as many as four or five in one week), there are always some I regrettably miss. This years missed opportunities included three at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: The Neville Brothers and Dr. John; Linda Eder; and Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin in concert together. I also wish Id been able to catch Bad Dates, a one-woman show starring Lauren Drexler at Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers. Ms. Drexler performs in one or two shows each season, and shes always wonderful to watch on stage. I missed James Taylor at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, too. I would have loved to see this classic singer/songwriter command the stage with just his voice and a guitar. I heard the Ernestine Anderson concert in the Daniels Pavilion at the Phil was a knock-out show. And I also hated to miss Visiting Mr. Green when it was presented at BIG Arts on Sanibel. I saw it at Florida Repertory Theatre the previous season and found it tremendously moving. It was so good, I would have loved to see it again. Nancy Stetsonof Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt, too. Its always revealing to hear songwriters sing their own creations. Even though others may possess better voices, its the songwriters voice that first sang the song. And its fascinating to hear the stories behind the songs, how they were created, how they changed. For his show at the Phil, Mr. Schwartz was joined by the excellent Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter and Debbie Gravitte, who sang solos and duets while he accompanied them on the piano. Not only did they perform a stirring version of Defying Gravity, but they managed to make older songs such as Corner of the Sky (from Pippin) and Day by Day (Godspell) sound brand new.Tom Jones wowed the audience at the Mann Hall first and again a couple of weeks later at the Phil. Hes still got The Voice and yes, hes still got the moves. Attending a Tom Jones concert is like going to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, because part of the entertainment is watching the audience itself. And the Mann audience didnt disappoint. Throughout the evening, fans danced seductively up to the stage, and more than a few tossed panties at the Welsh singer.Audience participation was also a major factor in Dame Ednas three shows at the Phil. The blue-haired Australian interacted with people in the audience and brought three audience members on stage as guests for a mock talk show. I love Dame Edna, and I love her for saying to me in an interview, Im bringing my beautiful stimulus package to Florida. No matter how many times I think of that statement, it never fails to make me laugh. Violinists Midori and Joshua Bell each had a concert at the Phil, but it was Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg in a guest appearance with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra that knocked my socks off. The woman plays with such skill, such unrestrained verve and passion, that she makes you sit up and take notice. She plays violin the way Jimi Hendrix played guitar. Id love to see her as the featured artist in a concert. The Hot Club of San Francisco brought their energetic gypsy jazz to the intimate Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts for four performances. The all-string band celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. This quirky and highly talented group of musicians accompanied three vintage black and white movies during each show. (One film mixed animation and live action; it was about a junkyard man who finds an unusual bird that eats automobile parts.) People were buzzing after the performance, and I felt sorry for anyone who missed this group. The Turtle Island String Quartet played the music of John Coltranes A Love Supreme in the same venue, also for four shows. Their recording of the same earned them a Grammy Award in 2008. This jazz quartet blends all kinds of music, marrying the discipline of classical musicians with the lively improvisation of jazz masters. And it felt like you were sitting in her living room when Oleta Adams brought her soulful jazz/pop/gospel and optimism to the venue. These are tough times, and Ms. Adams knows how to uplift your soul. Phoebe Snow and Liza Minnelli wowed audiences at the Phil with their individual concerts. Touring on the heels of her latest CD, Live, Ms. Snow sang pop, blues, funk and standards. She did the song shes most famous for, Poetry Man, but also performed a funky Shakey Ground and a romantic cover of Its All in the Game. Her poignant version of I Am Your Girl, now performed as You are My Girl and dedicated to her late daughter, Valerie, brought tears to the crowd. Always a class act, Ms. Minnelli sang and danced her heart out. As with performers of the old school, she gave more than demanded, delivering an impassioned performance that included Cabaret and New York, New York. She wasnt leaving that stage until she was certain her audience was 100 percent satisfied. The Phils trio of dance performances was also a collective highlight of the season. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brought their grace and athleticism to blues, gospel spirituals and music by Otis Redding. Modern dance troupe Momixs The Best Of, an offering of selections from their most popular works, was a great way to get an overview of this creative troupes repertoire, the dance equivalent of a sample platter. And Hubbard Street Dance Chicago thrills me every year. Ive learned to not miss their annual show at the Phil, if at all possible. Intriguing, moving, humorous and electrifying, this years show culminated with Minus 16, an innovative piece that stretched the boundaries of dance by including interviews with the dancers and bringing audience members on stage for an uninhibited celebration of life and movement. The Naples Players had a blowout musical extravaganza with Anything Goes, but possibly the companys best show was The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, a childrens show that delighted in absurdity. Elsewhere around SW FloridaThe last show in the Broadway season at the Mann Hall in Fort Myers was Fiddler on the Roof, starring Chaim Topol. This was the national farewell tour for the actor who played the role of Tevye in the movie version of the musical. I was concerned he might overplay the role, milk it too much. But he didnt. He was fabulous portraying a man wed to tradition, struggling with the new ways of a changing world. But so much attention was placed on Topol and the fact that this was his farewell tour, that most people didnt realize just how great a production it was overall, and how talented the rest of the cast. This timeless musical first hit Broadway 45 years ago. By contrast, it shows just how anemic and shallow some current Broadway musicals are. Everything about this show was superlative, from the entire cast to the sets to the costumes. But the audience only had eyes for Topol. The Pajama Game, which came to the Mann Hall immediately after the month-long run of Wicked, suffered a similar fate. People were so crazy about Wicked that they overlooked The Pajama Game, which was one of the best Broadway touring shows to come to town this season. It had no special effects, just a very talented cast, clever sets and costuming, and hits such as Steam Heat, Hernandos Hideaway and Hey There. Theatre Conspiracy had a couple of stand-out shows this season. First was Love Loves a Pornographer by Jeff Goode, who also wrote The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. This absurd send-up of a period British farce had so many laughs and clever lines that I went out and bought a copy of the script after seeing the show. The same venues My First Time presented the true-life stories of first sexual experiences joyful, horrifying, disappointing as monologues and vignettes. Both shows were edgier fare than whats typically offered in Southwest Florida. Some people mistakenly think the classics are dry and boring, which is maybe why The Glass Menagerie at Florida Repertory Theatre was not as well attended as it deserved. Fort Myers One Book One Community choice, this Tennessee Williams play was also Florida Reps 2008 World Classic Initiative. The production was a haunting portrayal of a young mans formation as a writer and the disintegration of his dysfunctional family. Brendan Powerss Tom was outstanding, especially his monologues. The Aquila Theatre Company, which often sells out New York Citys Lincoln Center, had too many empty seats at BIG Arts for its innovative interpretation of The Illiad: Book One. With is signature use of minimal props and ritualized, choreographed movement, this troupe is always well worth seeing, I love how they help modern audiences see the classics with fresh eyes.On the other side of the coin, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre totally surprised me with the delightful All Shook Up by Joe DiPietro. It incorporated Elvis songs into a plot based on Shakespeares Twelfth Night. How much crazier can you get than that? From the acting, singing and dancing to the costumes and set design, this campy, zany show was great fun and pitch-perfect.Jazz quartet The Brubeck Brothers played with the Gulf Coast Symphony at the Mann Hall, performing original tunes and classics composed by Dave Brubeck, including Take Five and Blue Rondo a la Turk. (Two of the groups musicians are Dave Brubecks sons.) The unusual pairing resulted in a rousing evening of jazz, made sweeter for me by the fact that I was sitting in the row behind Mr. Brubeck himself, and could watch his face as his music was being played by his sons and orchestra. He leaned forward every time there was a piano solo, watching the musicians hands on the keyboards. Following its production of The Glass Menagerie, Florida Rep continued with an outstanding season. Indian Blood, by A.R. Gurney was much overlooked. A sweet (but not saccharine), humorous piece, it examined the trials of adolescence while also paying tribute to familial love. The Last Romance mixed humor with drama, as a couple finds love in their sunset years. And The Art of Murder mixed mystery with humor while also taking some swipes at the art world. It was a tricky combination, but it worked. The Reps production of Dancing at Lughnasa, a memory play about five sisters living in Ireland, was one of the best plays Ive ever seen at the venue, as good as last seasons Doubt. Terry Teachout, theater critic of the Wall Street Journal, came to review it and raved about it in print. It was a perfect ensemble piece. And Shirley Valentine, the venues current one-woman show, is a tour de force for Lisa Morgan, who receives enthusiastic standing ovations nightly. This play about a middle-aged woman who rediscovers herself allows Ms. Morgan to use her considerable comedic and dramatic acting skills, portraying emotions from despair to glee, and pondering everything from the relationship between the sexes to our purpose in life. This remarkable performance so impressed me I returned to see it again and laughed just as much as I did the first time. Originally scheduled to close June 7, the run has been extended to June 13, thus making it the only show on this list you can still see, if you act quickly. COURTESY PHOTOS Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, above, and the Turtle Island String Quartet, right, performed last season.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Three Little Pigs The Naples Players present The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs 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 www.naplesplayers.org. See review on page C8. Tommy TheatreZone performs The Whos 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. at G&L Theatre at The Community School of Naples. 888ZONEFLA (1-888-966-3352) or www. theatrezone-florida.com. See story on page C1. Shirley Valentine Florida Repertory Theatre presents Shirley ValenSaturday, June 13 This weeks live bands Edison Garden Market Rare plants, flowers, orchids, decorative garden accessories and supplies will be on sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates along the riverfront in Fort Myers. 334-7419. Grand Old Flag Kiwanis Naples on the Gulf members conduct a flag retirement ceremony followed by a chicken barbecue from noon-4 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5800 Golden Gate Parkway. Dinner is $7. 253-2779. Dixieland Jazz Naples Jazzmasters Dixieland Band performs at 2 p.m. in the Norris Center. $15, singles; $25, couples. 649-4323. Dinner and a Show Enjoy a threecourse dinner followed by the show Assisted Living, a musical comedy by Compton and Bennett, For $29.95. Freds Diner in Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Pride Concert The SWFL Gay and Lesbian Chorus presents its 16th annual Pride Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral. Suggested donation $15 for adults, $10 for students. www.gaychorus.org, SWFLGayChorus@aol.com or 691-2532.Lisa Morgan stars in Florida Repertory Theatres production of Shirley Valentine, the story of a frumpish Liverpool housewife who breaks out of her rut. The one-woman show closes Saturday, June 13. Call 3324488 or visit www.floridarep. org. Deep Roots, featuring Naples own Alonso Weiner and Chul Salina, will perform An Evening with Reggae Roots Saturday, June 13, at Six Degrees Exhibitions, the gallery that brings artists and art lovers together on the dockside boardwalk next to Tin City, 1100 Sixth Street South. The gallery bar opens at 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. For information or reservations, contact the Gallery at 239 348 8852.tine through June 13. Florida Rep veteran Lisa Morgan stars as Englands favorite housewife. 332-4488 or FloridaRep.org. Exit the King The FGCU Theatre Lab presents Exit the King at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, June 11-13. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com. Moms the Word Theatre Conspiracy presents Moms the Word through June 13 in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. Tickets: $10/students, $20/adults. 9363239 or theatreconspiracy.org. Where the Girls Are Sanibel Islands Schoolhouse Theater presents the high-energy musical review Where the Girls Are through Aug. 15. 472-6862 or theschoolhousetheater.com. 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 www.capriofnaples.com. Freds Diner Wednesday: Singer/Songwriter Night hosted by Tim McGeary and sponsored by Robert George Productions from 6:30-9 p.m. Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Handsome Harrys Music from 6-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Coming up: Joey Fiato, Thursday and Tuesday; David Christian, Friday and Saturday; Wendy Renee, Sunday; Omar Baker, Monday. 1207 Third Street South. 434-6400 or www.handsomeharrys.com. The 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 www.naplespubs.com. M Lounge at M Waterfront Grille Thursday 7-11 p.m. Chuck Jobes. Friday and Saturday 7-11 p.m. Charlie Sherrill. In Venetian Village. 263-4421 or www.mwaterfrontgrille.com. Noodles Saturday: Paul Rozmus and the Funkyside Dance Band beginning at 8:30 p.m. 1585 Pine Ridge Road. 592-0050. Norms Restaurant, Lounge & Courtyard Live music in the lounge every night except Wednesday, which is karaoke night with Lester; Sunday from 5-8 p.m. is Jebrys Jazz Jam. 5047 Tamiami Trail East. 696-2408. www. normsrest.com. Olio Jazz during Sunday jazz brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and every Wednesday 6-9 p.m. 1500 Fifth Avenue South. 530-5110. Riverwalk at Tin City Thursday absinthe absinthe dining lounge music dining lounge music shiny new mediterranean shiny new mediterranean the collection at vanderbilt the collection at vanderbilt nw corner of airport + vanderbilt nw corner of airport + vanderbilt 239 239 254.0050 254.0050 absinthenaples.com absinthenaples.com happy hour happy hour 4 until 6 daily 4 until 6 daily prix-fixe menu prix-fixe menu 3 courses $25 3 courses $25 4 until 6 daily 4 until 6 daily T R M CLOSED TUESDAY Open Mon-Sun at 3:00pm Lighter Fare @ the Bar 3 Close Happy Hour Specials 3-6239.732.11883275 Bayshore Dr., Naples erealmacawnaples.com Live Entertainment Wed-Sun starts at 7:00 Bbt On Enf G rn Eb f f Vb /r Bbt On Enf G rn Eb f f Vb /r Not valid with any other o ers. Expires May 31st5:30-8:30 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. Sea Salt Thursday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m.: Cougar and the sounds of flamenco guitar; 1186 Third Street South; 434-7258 www.seasaltnaples.com. Six Degrees Exhibitions Deep Roots performs reggae beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $5 cover. 1100 Sixth Street South on the dockside boardwalk next to Tin City. 348-8852. Friday, June 12 Kids Free Fridays Kids 12 and younger get in to the Rookery Bay Reserve Environmental Learning Center free with a paying adult from 10 a.m.3 p.m. 300 Tower Road. $5 admission for adults. 417-6310.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Fri.-Sun. June 12-14 Wednesday, June 17 Sunday, June 14 History Lessons The Naples Historical Societys Palm Cottage and Norris Gardens are open from 1-4 p.m.; suggested donation $8 per person. A docentled walking tour of the historic Old Naples neighborhood sets out from Palm Cottage at 9 a.m.; suggested donation $15 per person. 137 12th Avenue South. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. Upcoming events Ongoing exhibits Tuesday, June 16 Saturday, June 13 Andy Dick Comedian Andy Dick performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Show times are 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday. $20. 389-6900. Another Pride Concert The SWFL Gay and Lesbian Chorus presents the second performance of its 16th annual Pride Concert at 4 p.m. at Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral. Suggested donation $15 for adults, $10 for students. www.gaychorus.org. Make Waves The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team performs at 4 p.m. lakeside near the restaurant piazza at Miromar Outlets. www.MiromarOutlets.com. Free Igor Under the Stars Gulf Coast Town Center presents Igor as its weekly Cinema Under the Stars free film beginning around sundown in Market Plaza. Steely Dan Steely Dan performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com. Thursday on Third Made in Brooklyn, Plan B and the Beadniks perform along Third Street South from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, June 18. William Wegmans Weimaraners Well-behaved pooches and their humans are invited to an opening reception for an exhibit of original William Wegman photos at Bamboo Caf from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 19. Proceeds from cocktail sales will benefit local animal rescue efforts. Juicy Crittoure canine beauty products by Philip Douglas will be available, and the restaurant will have a $22.50 prix fixe dinner in addition to the regular summer menu. 755 12th Avenue South; 643-6177. Ave Maria Fun Ave Maria and Pulte Homes present Fun in the Sun for the whole family on the communitys North Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20. 304-7600 or www.avemaria.com. Wine on the Water Sample 25 wines plus hot and cold appetizers during a sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess from 7-9 p.m. Thursday June 25. $65. The boat departs from 550 Port O Call Way (south side of U.S. 41 next to Gordon River Bridge); 254-1120. Reservations required. Thoroughly Modern Millie The Naples Players present the high-spirited musical Thoroughly Modern Millie June 26-July 25 on the main stage at Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets: $30/adults, $10/students. Dinner-show package available. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Naples Museum of Art The Naples Museum of Art showcases the rich variety of artists living and working in Florida in Florida Contemporary through June 28. Works by nearly 50 photographers and painters are on display. Also on exhibit through June 28 is Will Barnet: Works of Seven Decades, featuring works from all phases of Mr. Barnets career, including approximately 30 oil paintings, along with prints and drawings. The museum at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Sweet Art Gallery Escape Artists, with works by more than 40 regional artists, is up through June 20 at Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110. North Collier Regional Park Assemblages, a show of works by Elizabeth Smith, hangs through Aug. 30 at the park at 15000 Livingston Road. Rosen Gallery & Studios Crossroads is an exhibit of works in ceramic, painting, mixed media and sculpture. 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Fri. 11 10 Sat. 5 10 SUNDAY BRUNCH 9-3595from Andy Dick Dinner Dance Dine and dance to the sounds of Jordan Ross and his quartet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Drive. $35. Reservations requested. 261-1032. 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 CANNOLIS AT THE BEST PRICE $ 5!!! Free Jazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Alan Darcy in the first of its 2009 SummerJazz on the Gulf series from 7-10 p.m. on the resorts Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Free. See story on page A13. More Free Music Sudden Impact performs classic hits beginning at 8 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. Free. 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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS COMMENTARY the three women, wielding royal blue feather boas, act as his back-up singers for the number. Like episodes of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs makes kids laugh but is also filled with jokes that work on another level, causing adults to chuckle.With several roles throughout the short musical, its Michael Troop who steals the show and made me laugh the loudest. Hes a courtroom bailiff; a slimy, self-impressed doctor who testifies for the prosecution; an elderly, almost-blind woman who also testifies for the prosecution; and Pig #3, who built his house with bricks. Thanks to Dot Auchmoodys creative costuming and Mr. Troops acting abilities, he comes across in a completely different way for each of his characters.As a doctor, he wears a double-breasted suit and ascot and drips with self-importance, and as the elderly eyewitness, hes a genteel, gray-haired Southern woman who inadvertently walks into things. His Pig #3 is a construction nerd sporting buckteeth and a beanie with a propeller. He also stutters like Porky Pig.With book by Robert Kauzlaric and music and lyrics by Paul Gilvary and William Rush, the play is based upon Jon Scieszkas marvelous and crazy book, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. Sets by Christina Miller and Mike Santos make Lane Smiths illustrations come to life. Staying true to the spirit of the book, the include a backdrop of oversized newspaper fronts: The New Pork Times, The Lil Piggy Gazette and The Slopington Post. In one corner of the studio theater theres even a gold statue of a pig. The creative set, at times, calls to mind Pee-Wees playhouse as it might have been designed by pigs.Director Megan McCombs did a superb job with this show; her fingerprints are all over it, constantly tickling your funny bone with plenty of snorting and oinking, Silly String, snot jokes, spit takes and a totally wacked-out puppet theater.Theres loving care in this totally delightful show: Those giving testimony in court have to swear on the sacred text, which is a copy of Animal Farm. The audience is addressed as good sows and gentle swine. Even the comedy and tragedy masks painted on the puppet theater stage are pigs faces. Its evident that the cast and crew are having great fun with this musical, and it shows. As for me, well, watching The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs made me as happy as a pig in slop. Whoever coined the phrase, There are two sides to every story couldnt have anticipated The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. But its a perfect example of the adage. Its also a perfect example of what childrens theater should be: fun, lively, and NOT insulting to the intelligence. Playing at the Sugden Community Theatres Tobye Studio through June 20, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs tells the other side of the fairy tale the wolfs side. This clever musical, which runs approximately an hour (to accommodate little ones attention spans), takes place in a courtroom, where the wolf is on trial for destroying two of the pigs homes and for, well then eating the pigs themselves. But the trial takes place in Piggsylvania, and guess what? The judge, prosecutor and witnesses are all pigs. And the audience gets roped into being the jury (you just might get to wear a pig snout of your own). Despite all the pork involved, its definitely forgive the expression a kangaroo court. Though the wolf gets railroaded for most of the show, ultimately, the attendees get to decide whether hes innocent or guilty. Judith Gangi, as a journalist, acts as the musicals sunny narrator, explaining things to the crowd and slipping in asides to the audience. Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan is the prosecutor, a woman in love with herself wholl stoop to new lows to get her conviction. Patti Caroli plays the judge, and looks very similar to our favorite local judge, Judge Judy. (In fact, when I initially saw her portrait behind the bench, I thought: That looks like Judge Judy with a pig snout and ears!) The judge and prosecutor are in cahoots; the two are close friends with a golf date set for the next day. And the eccentric judge is a sucker for musicals. Alexander T. Wolf is played with a booming voice by James Jackson, at one point breaking into a James Brown impersonation, complete with large blue cape and swiveling feet (which cant be easy with the big furry paws he has); NancySTETSON email@example.com True Story is a delightful entertainment pig-out for all ages The areas most experienced autobody technicians. We specialize in luxury & exotic vehicles We have the areas highest consistent consumer satisfaction index Top 5% in the nation Naples only body shop to use waterbased paint Free pick up & delivery Insurance Claims Fiberglass Repair Frame Straightening Complete Unibody Repair Expert Computer Color Matching Custom Detailing If you go>>What: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs >>Where: The Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre >>When: through June 20 >>Cost: $10 for ages 18 and younger; $20 for adults >>Info: Call 263-7990COURTESY PHOTO Michael Troop as the stumbling eyewitness and James Jackson as the defendant, Alexander T. Wolf.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING The leadership of the Community Foundation of Collier County continues to demonstrate its concern for and willingness to help the people of Immokalee. Led by foundation president Mary George, staff members Mary Ellen Barrett and Barbara Cacchione and board member Jeanne Bolds, the foundation promoted and facilitated a strategic planning session to examine how, through the Immokalee Initiative established several years ago, the foundation could best assist nonprofit organizations serving the Immokalee community. One of the main purposes of the Immokalee Initiative is to help build the capacity of the nonprofits in working in Immokalee through education and training. The foundation has established a management support organization called the Center for Non-Profit Excellence to present programs on a variety of subjects that help strengthen the work of Immokalees various nonprofits. The nonprofits receive scholarships that cover registration fees for the training and services.Attending a recent session at the Career & Service Center were two dozen representatives of the following Immokalee organizations: Interfaith Action, Guadalupe Services, RCMA, IMMCAA, Friendship House, Collier County Housing Authority, the Empowerment Alliance of South Florida, Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition, Collier Health Services, I HOPE, COFO, Habitat for Humanity and Immokalee NonProfit Housing. While the final version of their plans for the next three years hasnt been determined, the enthusiasm and participation of the presenters and staff in attendance indicated that the Community Foundation of Collier Countys Immokalee Initiative will continue to provide great benefit to people and nonprofit organizations in the community. Rick Heers is the executive director of I HOPE, one of the nonprofit organizations in Immokalee that benefits from the Community Foundation of Collier Countys Immokalee Initiative.The Community Foundation of Collier County awarded a $10,000 grant to Grace Place for Children & Families in 2008 to help provide one part-time employee to expand and improve adult literacy volunteer training and support and to enhance curriculum development, student assessments and progress outcomes, and two parttime bilingual aides (one Creole-speaking, one Spanish-speaking) to help improve student commitment level and the rate of class attendance and completion.Because of this grant, 80 eager adults are taking English classes from 26 volunteer teachers each week at Grace Place. These teachers are equipping their students to reach their job and life goals, enabling them to get involved in their childrens education and empowering them to become engaged citizens in our community. Meet some of the very successful students and their teachers: Teresa is now proudly speaking English with her boss at McDonalds. Loran has two students who have their own cleaning service. In a creative and directly beneficial lesson, he had them put together a proposal in English about why he should hire their company.Maribel comes twice a week so that she can help her special-needs son with his schoolwork and with his developmental delays. Kay is a retired teacher who finds great fulfillment teaching and encouraging two women who began classes with no literacy skills but are progressing rapidly. Crystal wants to improve her reading skills so she can earn her GED and so that she can be more confident reading to her son. Milot works at Wal-Mart, is the father of four and speaks English but was illiterate in any language; his wife came to class with him last week and listened to him read. Walter, a retired anesthesiologist, has never taught before, but brings a whole bag of props and ideas and is having a great time. Stephanie Munz Campbell is the executive director of Grace Place for Children & Families, a faith-based community center teaching literacy, language and life skills to at-risk children and impoverished families in Golden Gate city. This neighborhood has been identified as the highest pocket of need in Collier County (outside of Immokalee). For more information about Grace Place, call 455-2707.Foundation continues reaching out to nonprofits serving ImmokaleeA community foundation grand update from Grace Place for Children & FamiliesBY RICK HEERS _________________Special to Florida WeeklyBY REV. STEPHANIE MUNZ CAMPBELL _____________________________Special to Florida Weekly Students and their teacher at Grace Place for Children & Families.COURTESY PHOTO AFE LUNAAFE LUNA $29.9921 PUZZLE ANSWERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 ALL SPECIALS ARE Dine in only AND Not valid with any other offers. Fathers Day Special 1st Course Dessert(served with choice of potato and vegetable of the day)(served with French Fries and Colesaw)(served with French Fries and Colesaw) day everyday price draft Choice of Main Course$99 $999 $99911 a.m. until Close(Reg. breakfast served until 2 pm) FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES CROSSWORD Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES EIRE COLORING SUDOKU By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your creativity continues to run high and helps guide you to make some fine choices in the work youre doing. Keep the weekend free for those special people in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont be surprised if you experience a sudden spurt of energy strong enough to pull you out of that recent period of indecision and put you back in charge of your own goals. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time for Leos and Leonas to set new goals regarding health, educational choices and possible career moves. The plans you make now could be a blueprint for your future. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might have much to offer a potential employer, but it can all be overwhelmed by too many details. Let the facts about you speak for themselves without any embellishments. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) This is a good week to balance your responsibilities to your work-a-day world with your obligations to the people in your private life. Expect news that could lead to a change in plans. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A changing attitude on the part of a once determined adversary could cause changes down the line. Be prepared to take advantage of an unexpected new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Youd be a truly wise Sagittarius to be skeptical about an offer that doesnt answer all your questions. Even a colleagues testimonial doesnt replace facts that arent there. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Its a good idea to avoid spending on unnecessary purchases this week in order to keep a money reserve against a possible upcoming (but, fortunately, temporary) shortfall. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) More information is what you should demand regarding that workplace situation that recently came to light. Dont be surprised at who might turn up as one of your supporters. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might still be in a treading water mode, but by midweek, a shift in your aspect favors taking a more active role in pushing for the changes you feel are necessary. Good luck. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change of season reinvigorates the Lamb, helping to overcome the effects of a recent slower-paced period. This is a good time to restate your feelings for that certain someone. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might not like using your authority to correct a workplace situation, but thats what being placed in charge is all about. Besides, you have people ready to lend support if need be. BORN THIS WEEK: You exude a warm, caring attitude that comforts everyone who comes into your life.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 C11 The Food of a Younger LandAward-winning food writer Mark Kurlansky discovered the files of America Eats in the Library of Congress by accident. The research had been abandoned by members of the Federal Writers Project, one of President Franklin Roosevelts New Deal programs that provided work to thousands of unemployed writers during the Great Depression. The project was conceived in 1939 by FWP administrator Katherine Kellock. She sent writers and researchers to every region of the country to document the richly varied food and eating traditions of prewar America. Even though a stack of copy nearly 2 feet high was generated, both the FWP and the project were disbanded following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The research Kurlansky found in the national archives is important because it provides a snapshot of 1940 America, a time, as the author explains, before the national highway system, chain restaurants and frozen food. The nations food supply was seasonal, regional and traditional, which helped form and reflect the distinct character, attitudes and customs of those who ate it. For example, there were possum-eating clubs in the South, Puget Sound salmon feasts in the Pacific Northwest, South Carolina barbecues and even traditional ash cakes in Arkansas, which are, as might be suspected, baked in the coals of a fireplace. In short, this magnificent collection reveals all of the curiosities, commonalities and communities of American food in prewar America. The changes brought about by the war were profound. Kurlansky points out that in 1940, Mexican cooking in America was found only in the Southwest among the Chicanos who knew how to grind the corn. To find a description of a 1930s Manhattan Automat, or find out what Texas chuck wagon cooking was like, or find a recipe for Indiana Persimmon pudding, there is no better source than this excellent book. By Mark Kurlansky (Riverhead Books, $27.95)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX_______________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING Stoneys Steakhouse is reminiscent of the Old Style Chicago Steakhouse where everyone feels like family.Wednesday Great Steak Night USDA Prime 12 oz. New York Strip $19.95Tuesday & Thursday prime rib night $18.95Monday & Friday great seafood night 1 Live Maine Lobster $27.00 Colossal Alaskan King Crab Legs -$40.00 Surf n Turf (lobster tail and prime rib) $46.00All entrees include salad and choice of potatoOpen 7 days a week 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples (next to Roys) Entertainment7 Days a Week! Robert WilliamsonThurs. 7-11pm Fri. 7-11:30pm Sun. 7-11pmComplimentary Prime Rib Sliders 430-6p Two drink minimum and not available in dining roomSign up for our newsletter and get $10 off.www.stoneysteakhouse.com NEW HAPPY HOUR BAR Menu! $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 6/11/09 Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week Open 7 Days a Week V O T E D S W F L B E S T S T E A K H O U S E $2 Drafts and $4 Wells THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. SATURDAY Prime Rib Night 12 oz. Prime Rib Dinner $14.95 Includes Salad & Side Bourbon BBQ Chicken $4.50 Beef Satay with Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce $4.50 Tavern Sliders-$3.50 Tavern BBQ Chips $3.50 Golden Calamari $4.50 Chips, Salsa and Guacamole-$3.25 HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week! 3-7pm 2009 southwest orida choiceawards Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com swf lchoiceawards.comvoteFOR ME 2009 southwest orida choiceawards Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com swflchoiceawards.comvoteFOR ME Wine Cellar Sale! 1/2 Price Bottles on Cellars List
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 Its a feeling that doesnt happen very often, but every once in a while a movie strikes you as an instant classic. The Hangover is such a movie. And I dont mean classic in the Citizen Kane sense. I mean it in the guy humor, absolutely hilarious, wife-would-kill-you-if-sheknew sense. If you walk out of the movie feeling a little guilty for having done some of the things depicted here, consider yourself awesome. The location: Las Vegas. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Stu (Ed Helms) are giving groom-to-be Doug (Justin Bartha) a bachelor party hell never forget, and only then will they return him to L.A. to get married. To say they have fun is an understatement. Director Todd Phillips (Old School) takes us up to the beginning of the night on the roof of Caesars Palace, and then cuts to the aftermath with the guys waking up in their luxury suite. Their heads are pounding. The place is trashed. Stu, who is a dentist, is missing a tooth. An unidentified woman leaves before they wake up. Theres a chicken running around. Inflatable dolls float in the bathtub. Clothes are everywhere. And theres a tiger in the bathroom. The problem isnt necessarily that they dont remember anything, its that they cant find Doug. And so Phil, Alan and Stu use their valet tickets and ATM receipts to try to retrace their steps from the evening before, which leads to one hysterical moment after another, including: Stu marrying a stripper (Heather Graham), a Chinese gangster (Ken Jeong) who blackmails them for money, and a Mike Tyson cameo. To reveal more would be unfair, but suffice it to say that everything the movie attempts is hilarious. Ever since Theres Something About Mary (1998) far too many comedies have been going for the raunchy gross out gag, bits that in reality are more disgusting than they are funny. Any fart, fecal or vomit joke is unfortunate evidence of this. But The Hangover avoids the hangovers of such unoriginal material. The writing is sharp and smart, the performances are dead-on (particularly Galifianakis), and Phillips keeps things moving at a brisk pace. Sure the situations are extreme and unrealistic, but theyre also male fantasy at its best. Come on, what honest guy wouldnt like to lay claim to the bachelor party in The Hangover? I would, and my bachelor party was in New York City. And it was awesome. But there were no tigers. 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. hudakonhollywood.com.Easy Virtue (Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas) In 1920s England, cultures clash when a son (Barnes) returns to his parents (Thomas and Colin Firth) country estate with an American wife (Biel). Biel is a bit out of her element in the lead, but thats not the problem here. The real issue is the unfunny dry British humor and painfully onedimensional characters. Its all such a bore. Rated PG-13.Little Ashes (Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltran, Matthew McNulty) Artist Salvador Dali (Pattinson) befriends Luis Bunuel (McNulty) and starts a forbidden relationship with writer Federico Garcia Lorca (Beltran) while at art school in 1920s Madrid. After the first 20 minutes of awkwardly looking like Johnny Depp in a Tim Burton movie, Pattinson (Twilight) turns in a decent performance and the story is a solid drama about repressed feelings during a time of creative expression. Rated R. Up (Voices of Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer) Elderly Carl Fredricksen (Asner) ties helium balloons to his house and sets off to South America in this sweet, breathtaking tale from Disney-Pixar films. Some of the aerial visuals may be a bit daunting for young children, and the movie is not among the studios best efforts (the Toy Story movies, Finding Nemo), but it is quite good. Rated PG. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES The Hangover REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? YesFrom left: Zach Galifianakis as Alan, Ed Helms as Stu and Bradley Cooper as Phil in The Hangover. >>Stand-up comedy veteran Helms recalls Tysons visit to the set: Todd was giving Tyson direction on how to punch Zach in a scene, and he was saying stuff like, Mike, we need you to do it a little more like this and move your hand over a bit. And Tyson says, I cant believe the captain of the high school debate team is teaching me how to throw a punch! It broke up everyone on the set. Who knew the guy was funny? Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C13 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Cirque du Soleils Saltimbanco arena tour stops at Esteros Germain Arena for a limited engagement from July 8-12. The world premiere of Saltimbanco was held in Montreal on April 23, 1992, and featured a cast of 36 performers. During its 14-year tour under the big top, the show visited 75 cities on five continents, for a total of more than 4,000 performances before a combined audience of 10 million people. In 2007, Saltimbanco embarked on a tour of more than 40 arenas across Canada and the United States. The new tour model allows Cirque du Soleil to bring its shows to additional cities, giving more people than ever the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. Saltimbanco is a signature Cirque du Soleil show with a style that borrows from theater, dance and music and where spectacular costumes, lighting and make-up take pride of place. The current cast of 49 artists, 15 of whom were part of the shows original big top tour, hail from Cirque Du Soleil brings Saltimbanco to Germaine Arena COURTESY PHOTOCirque du Soleils Saltimbanco will be at Germain Arena July 8-12.Canada and 20 other countries. Full of color, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets can be purchased online at www. cirquedusoleil.com or by calling at 3343309. Tickets range from $35-$90 for adults and $28-$72 for children. Germain Arena is also offering discounts of up to $9 off per ticket for groups of 20 or more.Cirque Du Soleil teams up with Breakaway Sports Pub for $67 dinner/show special Cirque du Soleil is bringing one of its signature shows, Saltimbanco, to Germain Arena, and this is your chance to enjoy the show and dinner in Breakaway Sports Pub for one low price. The Breakaway Sports Pub Meal Deal includes a seat in the restaurant with a great view of the show, one entree and one non-alcoholic beverage for $67 per person. Thats dinner and the show for just the cost of a regularprice ticket.This offer is available for the following performances: Wednesday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, call Sandy Moskal in the Germain Arena Box Office at 9487825, ext. 1023.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd. Re ection Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake lists. Rolling Stone listed it at No. 96 in its Greatest Albums of All Time, and Q magazine put it at ninth in its list of Music That Changed the World: Part One, 1954-1969. The double album contains classics such as Pinball Wizard, Im Free, Were Not Gonna Take It, See Me, Feel Me/Listening to You and Acid Queen, along with driving instrumentals such as Overture and Underture. Its the right music at the right time, Mr. Danni says. Tommy was turned into a movie in 1975, starring Ann-Margret, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Arthur Brown and, of course, The Who. In 1993, it became a Broadway musical that played at the St. James Theatre for more than two years, with 899 shows and 27 previews. The orchestra had 20 musicians, including violin, viola and three percussionists, Mr. Danni says, adding when the show went on tour the orchestra went down to six or seven musicians. For the TheatreZone production, Mr. Danni has piano and keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and French horn. The reason for the French horn was that John Entwistle (The Whos legendary bass guitarist) played the French horn, he explains. So Pete Townshend (the bands lead guitarist and singer/songwriter) wrote the part for him. The Whos Tommy is TheatreZones last musical of the season, its annual June show for year round residents. For the spot in each seasons lineup, Mr. Danni says, he looks for Baby Boomer-type shows for those who have high school kids here. Last year, it was Hair. Shane Daniel Lord, who plays the title character in The Whos Tommy, was Berger in Hair. Hes perfect for the role, Mr. Danni says about Mr. Lord. Hes a wonderful singer young, energetic. Hes a really great Tommy. Tracey Edwards, an Equity actress who hosts The Morning Blend on Fox 4 TV, plays the boys mother, Mrs. Walker. Mr. Danni became acquainted with Ms. Edwards as a guest on her show. When he urged her to return to the stage, she took him up on it and auditioned for The Whos Tommy. Mr. Walker is played by Larry Alexander, who was in Les Miserables on Broadway and in the first national tour of Chess. Locally for Theatrezone, hes performed in Nine and Copacabana. I have him back as often as I can, Mr. Danni says. Ladd Boris, whom Mr. Danni describes as a character actor with a large operatic voice plays Uncle Ernie. Naples resident Meg Pryor is the Acid Queen. The cast will have rehearsed nine times over the course of 10 days when the show opens Thursday evening, June 11. TheatreZones mission is to bring the lost treasures of Broadway to the stage again. That includes the lost treasures for Southwest Florida too, Mr. Danni says.The Whos Tommy was last presented in Naples five summers ago at the now-defunct Naples Dinner Theatre.Although the stage at The G&L Theatre is small, Mr. Danni says hes come to embrace it as home for TheatreZone. The intimate setting allows him to focus on what is essential about a show and to shed all the extra you would need if you had a big stage. TOMMYFrom page 1 >>What: The Whos Tommy >>When: June 11-21 >>Where: The G&L Theatre at The Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Road>>Cost: $35 and $40 (group rates available) >>Info: Call (888) 966-3352 or order online at www.thetrezone orida.com If you go COURTESY PHOTOS Larry Alexander plays Mr. Walker and Tracey Edwards stars as Mrs. Walker in The Whos Tommy for TheatreZone.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 A&E C15 The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center presents Looking at Light, a photography exhibition at Physicians Regional Medical Center-Pine Ridge. The artwork helps create a therapeutic and healing environment for patients, visitors and staff. The works are for sale, and 10 percent of the proceeds benefit the medical center. The free exhibition is on view in the main lobby and hallways Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 19. Seven artists Kathleen Blackburn, Daniel J. Calvert, Bettina Edwards, Carol Orr Hartman, Kelly Hollingsworth, Ken Kaminsky and Katherine Morgan used light to imbue each of the images with a distinctive character and mood. Photographers give tremendous consideration to light, paying close attention to its color qualities and intensity. When viewing the photographs in this exhibition, take a moment to consider the artists use of light. Each artists consideration of light and the choices he or she made before taking the photograph have directly influenced the final image and have imbued each with a distinctive character and mood. Seven photographers see the light for exhibit at hospital COURTESY PHOTO Streets at Night, Daniel CalvertCOURTESY PHOTO Amadeus, Bettina EdwardsCOURTESY PHOTO Basketball Series 1, Ken KaminskyCOURTESY PHOTO Cotton Candy, Candy Apples, Carol Orr Hartman
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 A&E WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 The Village on Venetian Bay has added childrens activities to the Saturday, June 20, Venetian Days celebration. Adult actors from The Naples Players KidZAct outreach program will perform Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Between KidzAct performances, live entertainment will take place from noon to 4 p.m. next to The Villages new interactive water fountain, where kids can keep cool while parents browse and shop. Collier County Domestic Animal Services will be on hand from 2-4 p.m. with dogs for adoption. Stores throughout the shopping center will have special promotions all day long, and many will serve refreshments to shoppers. Restaurants at The Village will feature discounts such as two for $20 lunches at M Waterfront Grill and Bayside Seafood Grill and Bar. Villagio will host a cookout in the courtyard, and every 20th hot dog will be free. At Artichoke & Company, lunch guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, and 20th customer will get lunch on the house. The Village Pub will have 20-cent draft beers with the purchase of an entre. The Village on Venetian Bay is hosting Venetian Days on the 20th of each month to celebrate more than 20 years of art and enterprise at 50 storefronts owned by local Naples residents. Visit www.venetianvillage.com or call 4032204 for more information. Waterside Shops and the Childrens Museum of Naples are pairing up once a month for free educational and outreach programs featuring hands-on activities for children ages 4-8. Programs are held in the pavilion at Waterside Shops from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month through September. Heres whats coming up: June 13: Green Construction Learn all about building an eco-friendly home and make a solar oven. July 11: Kaleidoscopes Learn about and build a kaleidoscope. Aug. 8: Masks Around the World Match masks to their country of origin and their purpose, and make one of your own. Sept. 12: Journey through the Everglades Explore the plants and animals of the Everglades and create a nature journal. The Childrens Museum of Naples is scheduled to open in Fall 2010. To learn more about Cmon, visit www.cmon. org. Village Days on the 20th celebrate 20 years for Venetian Bay centerWaterside Shops, Cmon join hands for fun, free educational programs IN A JACUZZI HOTTUB THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD DISAPPEARS Dont Be Fooled... We have the BEST PRICESin Town! Up to $1000 off!Voted BEST place to buy 12 years in a row! We Love Warm Water www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Voted #1 Ribs 13 Years in a Row! Naples 239-591-0733 Sarasota 941-923-4455 Bonita Springs 239-948-7444 3 DAY FATHERS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATIONfor the Head of the FamilyFri 6/19, Sat 6/20, Sun 6/211/2 Price Happy Hours M-F 3-7pm and Sun 9pm-Close(Wells, calls, domestic beers and house wines.)BABY BACK RIBSA full slab of baby back danish ribs brushed with our signature whiskey BBQ, crispy fries and homemade cole slaw or potato salad. only... $1099 9 OZ LOBSTER TAILServed with baked potato, seasonal vegetables, drawn butter and your choice of house or Caesar salad.only... $1999 PRIME RIB OF BEEFSlow-roasted Prime Rib served with au jus, baked potato and choice of house or Caesar salad.$1599 14 oz. 10 oz.only... $1199 Smokers Welcome on Our Patios FlamingoVegas Style Games Drawing 4 Times Daily From Our Prize Wheel Wednesday Sunday Weekly Drawings for Visa Gift Card 7:30 & 9:00pm Friday Complimentary snack & beverages All Day 3 NEW GAMES 3 NEW GAMESCome Check Them Out! Come Check Them Out!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 A&E C17 BUS FAREWITH THIS COUPON EXPIRES 06/30/09 90 Minute Swashbuckling Show www.PiecesOfEight.com Holiday & Birthday Parties, Field Trips & Private Charters Available Call for Schedule, Reservations Required 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: RSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207.For an online preview or for a list of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com.Open to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available .Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. (239) 390-5111 10800 Corkscrew Rd., I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers across from Miromar OutletsSEMINAR SERIES & EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Saturday, June 13 at 2 p.m. Faux Art Techniques and ApplicationsView a slide presentation of examples and learn about the range of possibilities for faux art applications in new homes and remodeling projects from artist and painting contractor Arthur Morehead, owner of Art-Faux Designs, Inc. Sponsored by Florida West Arts Showcase.Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Creative Custom Concrete CountertopsJeff Downing of Soho Kitchens & Design will demonstrate why concrete is an ideal medium for translating ideas into functional design. Sponsored by Soho Kitchens & Design. Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. Feng Shui for Love and SuccessFeng Shui master Jeannie Bloomeld presents foundations for health and well-being in extraordinary times, plus practical tips to implement into your life right now. Sponsored by Strauss Lighting. THURSDAY, JUNE 11 8 p.m., Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop. The spotlight shines on the musical artists and their protest messages from 1965 through 1969. FRIDAY, JUNE 12 8:30 p.m., Connect! Wellness. Playing ball and making new friends in community softball leagues; releasing alter egos through the resurgence of roller derby; and discovering underwater treasures through local scuba diving. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SATURDAY, JUNE 13 9 p.m., Andre Rieu at Radio City Music Hall: Live in New York. Mr. Rieu brings together the Harlem Gospel Choir, Strauss Orchestra, his own choir of special voices and a 5-year-old violinist for this musical wonder. SUNDAY, JUNE 14 8 p.m., Josh Groban: An Evening in New York City. Mr. Groban performs favorites from his bestselling albums in the intimate Rose Theatre in this Soundstage special event. Featuring guest appearances by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and trumpeter Chris Botti MONDAY, JUNE 158 p.m., Antiques Roadshow: Bismarck Hour 3. A Victorian convertible bathtub; a Dakota language bible; and a presentation script of the Oscar-winning 1935 movie The Informer signed by director John Ford and cast members.9 p.m., Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure This celebration of song and dance begins with the Busby Berkeley films that lifted spirits during the Great Depression, continues through patriotic musicals of the 1940s and ends with the collapse of the studio system in the 1950s. Hosted by Shirley Jones. TUESDAY, JUNE 16 9 p.m., Frontline, Breaking the Bank As the federal government contemplates what could become a massive nationalization of the U.S. banking industry, this documentary goes behind closed doors to tell the inside story of how things went so wrong and to document efforts to stabilize the industry. It helps untangle the complicated financial and political web threatening one particular superbank, Bank of America. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 8 p.m., Great Performances, Chess in Concert. Set during the Cold War intrigue of international chess tournaments, the musical cult favorite Chess dramatizes the romantic checkmate between an American chess champion, his lover and a Russian opponent planning to defect to the West. Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal and pop superstar Josh Groban headline this concert production from Londons Royal Albert Hall. Lyrics by Tim Rice.This week on WGCU-TVTune in to WGCU-HD 30.1/Cable 3 and 241 for:
C18 A&E WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSummer school starts soon at the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University. Beginning July 1, classes take place in the FGCU Naples Center at 1010 Fifth Avenue South. Most classes meet once a week through the month; some meet less often. For cost, registration and more information, call 590-1095 or 590-1088, or go to https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu. Emerge Yoga 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome to fine-tune poses, breathing and meditation techniques. Instructor Nori St. Paul is a stress-management consultant and certified yoga instructor and meditation therapist. Editing Digital Photos with Photoshop Elements 7.0 2:30-4:20 p.m. Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15 and 29 This hands-on immersion class teaches editing techniques from basics to advanced. Familiarity with basic computing (PC or Mac) is the only prerequisite. Instructor Robert Kenedi is a retired telecommunications executive. Writing Your Life Story 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 1 and 8A published author will help you order the chapters of your life, gain perspective on events and find the narratives that mean most to you and to your potential readers. Instructor James Robison is a short-story writer and novelist whose works have won for him a Whiting Grant and a Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Great Writers Up Close 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 Join the discussion with Jim Robison as he recalls his personal experiences with Richard Yates, (and the real Revolutionary Road), John Updike, Roger Angell, Donald Summer classes set for FGCUs Renaissance AcademyCollier kids can Learn and Grow at summer camp Just 31/2 hours to Key West! Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS June 13th Pride Fest Parade June 26th Dolphin Derby June 27th BCCLTs 1st Annual Coconut & Keys native Food Festival July 4th Fireworks July 4th Ladies Dolphin ChampionshipDepart from Ft. Myers Beach www.seakeywestexpress.com 1-888-539-2628 ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 Good Food Good Spirits Good Fun Reservations Suggested Hours of Operation:Daily 5 p.m. closing Lunch 11:30 a.m. seasonally239.261.1221720 Fifth Avenue South, Naples www.TrilogyofNaples.com Rti S t t t d d d d d d d d d d Trilogy Try a glass of wine. Over 50 are available by the glass, hundreds by the bottle to compliment your dining experience. A special selection of wines from the Trilogy wine cellar are also offered by the glass and are maintained in a specially controlled wine keeper system bar side. All the wine and spirits offered are selections not only from the U.S., but also from around the world and represent the best of the best in quality, and yet appropriately priced.Barthelme, John Hawkes, Seamus Heaney, Jamaica Kincaid, Joyce Carol Oates, David Foster Wallace and others. Foreign Film Series: Life & Death 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays, July 12 and 26 Participants may register for both sessions or for just one. The theme for this years popular series is birth, death and all that happens in between. Moderator John Guerra, director of continuing education and the Renaissance Academy at FGCU, introduces film and leads the discussion afterward. The film for July 12 is Yi Yi (China 2000), which tells the epic story about the Jiang family seen through the perspectives of a father, son and daughter. The film starts with a wedding, concludes with a funeral and contemplates all areas of human life in between with profound humor, beauty and poignancy. In 2002, it was selected by the British film magazine Sight and Sound as one of the 10 greatest films of the past 25 years.The film for July 26 is Lenfant (France 2004). Winner of the 2005 Palme dOr at Cannes, it opens just as 20-year-old Bruno and his girlfriend Sonia have welcomed their first child into the world. A small-time crook with no big-time leads, Bruno decides to sell the baby for a hefty chunk of money. But when he tries to justify his actions to Sonia, assuring her that theyll have another baby, she collapses in shock. While she recuperates in the hospital, Bruno realizes that hes made a horrendous mistake, and embarks on an impassioned quest to get his son back and redeem himself to Sonia. Learn and Grow is the theme of summer camp this year with Collier County Parks and Recreation. Camp is an American tradition, and we will not disappoint, says Jeanine McPherson, chairman of the program and supervisor at Veterans Community Park. Our theme transports kids back through history so they learn and have fun. Camp Collier runs from June 8 to Aug. 7, Monday through Friday, at 10 locations. Sessions are designed for elementary and middle school aged children. Cost for attending the summer-long camp is $600 for one child and $540 for a sibling. The fee includes breakfast and lunch at all park locations, with the exception of Max Hasse Community Park and Vineyards Community Park. For children not attending camp, the county has the following sites that accept walk-ins for both breakfast and lunch: Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway Immokalee Community Park, 321 North First Street Parkside Elementary School, 5322 Texas Ave. Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. at all sites, and lunch is served at noon. Meals cannot be ordered for takeout. To register your child for Camp Collier, visit www.collierparks.com and click Online Registration. Or sign up in person at your nearest community park. For more information about camp or about summer meals for children, visit the Web site or call 252-4000..
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 A&E C19 LIVE MUSIC 5-9 FIRST SEATING 3 COURSE DINNER $ 18.09 5 to 6pm EVERYDAY 239-430-62734236 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. (The Village on Venetian Bay Naples)Open 11:30am 3:00pm 5:00 Close WATERFRONT DINING IN NAPLES LUNCH SPECIALS $ 9.09 11:30 3pm HAPPY HOUR BEST PIZZA IN NAPLESFree Hors doeuvres Free Hors doeuvres Tony Ridgways mission to educate food lovers about how to become more informed restaurant diners, improve home cooking and become expert grocery buyers are the guiding principles behind this summers Third Street South Cooking School. The chef and owner of his namesake restaurant is leading a series of six Saturday morning classes at Ridgway Bar & Grill. Classes are designed for ages 13 and up. I want to reach the next generation of role models by taking the mystery out of fine dining and teaching them that cooking is fun, Mr. Ridgway says. Hell teach skills from how to recognize quality raw products to baking, sauting and scratch-cooking sauces and soups. Wear comfortable clothing that you won't mind getting dirty or stained, since theres a pretty good chance both will occur, he advises. Third Street South Cooking School adds to the buzz surrounding the historic neighborhood this summer. Most notably, the Third Street South Farmers Market across the street from Mr. Ridgways restaurant is open yearround, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Some cooking classes will include visits to the market to shop for goods from local farmers and food artisans. Heres the lineup of classes: June 13: Pasta and risotto, $20 Make fresh pasta and the following sauces: amatriciana (marinara, garlic, pancetta), pomodoro (tomato and garlic) and alfredo (cream and cheese). Also learn to make risotto with lobster. Some hands-on. June 27: Fruit pies and fruit brioche pizzas, $20 Make old-fashioned double-crusted fruit pie (apple and blueberry) and a mixed berry brioche pizza. Lots of hands-on. July 11: Fish and shellfish, $25 Make Mr. Ridgways famous Skillet Roasted Mussels in a rich sauce of garlic, tomato, fish stock and olive oil. Also, clams mariniere with pancetta; pan-seared shrimp; snapper with fresh herbs, tomato and cream; and grouper tomato reduction with fish stock, basil oil and lemon confit vinaigrette. Some hands-on. July 25: Meat and chicken, $25 How to pan saut for maximum flavor. Pan sear the perfect burger and rack of lamb. Little hands-on. Aug. 15: Eggs, $20 How to make anglaise, custard, hollandaise and barnaise. Also, how to perfectly poach eggs, make omelets and bake chocolate tarts. Lots of hands-on. Aug. 29: 30-minutes soups, $20 Make New England clam chowder and crab and corn chowder. Little handson. Ridgway Bar & Grill is at 1300 Third Street South. Summer cooking classes are limited to 20 people per session. The cost of $20-$25 per person includes a $20 gift card for dining at Ridgway Bar & Grill that day or at any other time (the cards never expire). Call 262-5500 to reserve a spot. For more information, visit www. ridgwaybarandgrill.com. Third Street South Cooking School classes start at Ridgway Bar & Grill On all bottled beers and all wines by the glass4 to 7pm 6434 Naples Blvd. Naples, FL 34109 (Across from TIB Bank)naplesflatbread.com 239.687.3454Two Can Wine & Dine for$1999Any two entrees & two glasses of First Tier wineCan not be combined with any other offers or discounts. Expires 6/30/09 Full Service Catering Available Live Entertainment every Saturday Night from 8 11pm featuring Acoustic guitar & vocals ofBECK
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Darlene Allia and Philippe Fontanelli 2. Fred and Carolyn Reese 3. Nicole Angelo and Jill Wheeler 4. Paul McKinney, Doug Lloyd, Kelly Thurner and Bill Schulte 5. Marty Lieberman, Rosemary Mazzola and Judy Gattinger 6. Sandra Yeyati and Martin Miron 7. Kelly Thurner, Cheryl McDonnell and Cindy Pierce 8. Eric RaddatzNaples International Film Festival indie screening at Six Degrees ExhibitionsPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY2 1 4 6 7 8 3 5See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Tom and Robin McDonald 2. The Swamp Boys of Big Cypress Wellness Center 3. Polly HenryCharity Bike Wash at Harley-Davidson Naples COURTESY PHOTOSSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com 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.3 1 2 See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m.Free Wi-Fi for our Patrons MONDAY RIBS THURSDAY PRIME RIB EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Monday-Thursday (4-6) Happy HourDaily Lunch Specials Available until 8pmColdest Beer &Best Wings in Town! Celebrating 25 Years in Business 11am-7pm Bar & Dining Area! Mon-Sat! $1 Domestic Drafts $2 Domestic Bo les $3.25 Wells
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org 239.597.75001485 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL Closed Mondays. $5 off expires 06-30-09 The latest issue of Wine Spectator has a grim story about the state of consumer spending as it relates to restaurants and wine consumption. It reports that even high rollers in Las Vegas have ratcheted down their spending and are taking chances on less expensive wine when they dine out. Southwest Floridians are practicing the same thrift. Area restaurants have responded, and it appears theres a summer sale on wine throughout the region, with some offering bargain-priced by-the-glass selections and others slashing bottle prices by as much as 50 percent. The result is that its a buyers market for cost-conscious oenophiles. Heres a look at some of the bargains available in the region: NAPLES Bottle Shock at Culinary Concepts The Naples-based company owns Blue Water Bistro in Estero, Chops City Grill in Bonita Springs and Naples as well as Yabba Island Grill and Pazzo! Cucina Italiana in Naples. The promotions name comes from the 2008 movie of the same name that chronicled a 1976 blind tasting that changed the world view of California wines after one of them, Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, bested its French competitors to capture first place. Customers at all five Culinary Concepts restaurants can purchase Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2007 for $9.50 a glass, a bargain price considering a bottle normally sells for $95. The restaurants also offer Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2003-04, normally $117 a bottle, for $12.50 per glass. The promotion runs Sunday through Thursday. Great wine completes the meal, says Jennifer Chin, Culinary Concepts director of internal operations. Wine Down Wednesdays at M Waterfront Grille This mid-week promotion features wine, appetizers and live jazz on the outdoor veranda and lounge from 5 to 8 p.m. The restaurant offers specially selected glasses and flights of wine. Its a great chance to try new wines that we normally only sell by the bottle, says George Quinn, general manager. Three-ounce pours are $6 to $7, and a flight of three is $16. Wine of the Week at Caf Italia This North Naples establishment offers a different wine plus an order of bruschetta for $26. Coowner Jennifer Pucci says this weeks selection is 337 Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. Enomatic bonus Naples Tomato is running a 50 percent bonus on purchases from its wine-dispensing machine this week. Look for additional savings in coming weeks. Bottle sale All wines priced at $120 or less are half price at Bice at lunch every day and at dinner Monday through Thursday. 5 for 6 til 7 Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar features five wines by the glass, five cocktails and five appetizers for $6 each from 5-7 p.m. in the bar. Wine cellar sale Stoneys Steakhouse at Bayfront Place is offering bottles from its cellars list at half price. LEE COUNTY Half-price bottles Every wine listed at $150 or less on the extensive wine list at Angelinas in Bonita Springs is half price through Oct. 31. Summer tastings Bennetts Fresh Roast in downtown Fort Myers features 5-ounce glasses of wine for $5 all day, all summer. Current selections include St. Francis Sonoma Chardonnay 2006, Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2007 and Julian Chivite Gran Fuedo Rose 2006 (100 percent grenache rose). Selections change monthly. Summer Stimulus Harold Balink of H2 Tapas and Wine Bar in downtown Fort Myers is offering his Summer Stimulus to help boost wine sales. Leese Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon, Michael Pozzan Cabernet Sauvignon, Primarius Pinot Noir and Eric Chevalier Chardonnay are all $6 per glass. Wino Wednesday Known for its imaginative cocktail list, The Joint at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral shifts focus on Wednesdays. This is the night we dedicate to the lover of juice, said Bob Mulroy, managing partner. Wineries featured this week are from Rosenblum Cellars and Sokol Blosser Winery. Guests can try a flight of two whites and two reds (3-ounce glasses) for $15. The Joint also has an end of bin special for $5 per glass or $20 per bottle. Instead of running out on our wine list, we take wines off when the inventory gets really low, Mr. Mulroy says. This way the guests dont order a wine that is out of stock. Right now bin specials include Fess Parker Viognier, Steele Merlot and St. Francis Wild Oak Chardonnay. Flight Night 55 Degrees Cool Wine and Cheese at Gulf Coast Town Center runs FlightNight every Friday and Saturday. Choose a flight of three wines in 2-ounce pours for $12, or pair with cheeses for $20. JIM McCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Frank Albano pours a glass of wine for Diana Pelusi of Fort Myers at Bennetts Fresh Roast. Summer is a buyers season for cost-conscious oenophiles VINO Wine picks of the week >>Erath Pinot Noir 2007: Medium ruby color and body with light berry and currant avors and a nice nish. About $20. >>Newton Red Label Chardonnay 2006: Light straw color with notes of pear and apple. Light oak and a crisp nish. About $25. >>Marqus de Casa Concha, Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2006: Full-bodied, dark and rich in color, with currant and black cherry notes, followed by a long nish. About $20. 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 11-17, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR Thursday, June 11, noon-2 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Kristina San Filippo moves beyond bananas and mangos to show how an extensive selection of tropical fruits lends unique flavors to many recipes; $45; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. 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-Sunday, June 12-14, Total Wine & More: Sample wines from Argentinas Mendoza Station; noon-6 p.m. June 12-13 and noon-5 p.m. June 14; Carillon Place, 5048 Airport Pulling Road; 649-4979. Friday, June 12, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Denise Petersen demonstrates how to create classic seafood paella as well as a vegetarian version; $5, 9101 Strada Place; 5525100. Registration required. Friday, June 12, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar presents 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, 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 13, 10 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway holds a pasta and risotto class in the first session of this summers Third Street South Cooking School open to anyone 13 years and older; $20; 1300 Third St.; 2625500. See story on page C19. Saturday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: The 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, 1-4 p.m., Total Wine & More: Taste single malt scotch from Glenfiddich and Glenmorangie; 1-4 p.m.; Carillon Place, 5048 Airport Pulling Road; 649-4979. Saturday, June 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Naples Tomato: Mozzarellamaking class accompanied by light bites and wine; $35; 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-9800. Reservations required. Monday, June 15, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Samples dishes that celebrate the flavors of Greece; $45; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. W S F T ot a w i d KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Freds Diner>>Hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday >>Reservations: Accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted.>>Price range: $5.95-$8.95; entrees, $8.95$21.95 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: At the bar or at conventional tables indoors or on the dog-friendly patio >>Specialties of the house: Mile-high stuffed French toast, Benedict Oscar, American burger, bada bing shrimp, Freds fries, Freds meatloaf, Greek gyro platter, chicken piccata >>Volume: Low to moderate >>Parking: Parking lot >>Web site: www.fredsdiner.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE The folks at Freds Diner work hard to be customers best friend karenFELDMAN email@example.com Describe Freds Diner as fit for dogs and its a good bet the Newton family would beam with pride. The Newtons own and run the place thats named for Fred, the well-fed Chihuahua who lives with Tony and Kathy Newton. The doggy theme is fairly prominent here. An image of a Rubenesque Chihuahua figures prominently in the restaurant logo. Petite paw prints scamper across the menus. T-shirts and other goodies bearing Freds likeness are available for purchase. And theres a wall of photos of patrons and their dogs, plus a dog-friendly patio. Are you getting the picture? However, thats not the whole picture. Venture into the bright and well-appointed main dining room for a meal, and the friendly service and gastro-diner food will get your attention. The owners tout Freds as Your Finer Diner, in an effort to convey that the food isnt strictly traditional diner fare and that they cater to their clientele. While breakfast is available all day and there are items such as omelets, gyros, burgers, fries and meatloaf in the lineup, there are also choices such as seared ahi tuna, steak au poivre, chicken Marsala and shrimp and crab fra diavalo. Food is made fresh daily and, according to the restaurants Web site, is neither frozen nor microwaved. Freds is a family affair for chefs and brothers Tony and Michael Newton and Tonys wife, Kathy, who runs the front of the house. They work hard at making the rest of us feel like family, too, with friendly, attentive service and special deals designed to help stretch entertainment dollars. Thursday, for example, is allyou-can-eat prime rib night for $19.95, which includes mashed potatoes, vegetable, soup or salad. The Friday special is all-you-caneat snow crab legs for $20.95. From 5 to 7 p.m. every day its Yappy Hour at Freds, when people who accompany their dogs receive 20 percent off a food item (one discount per dog). Right now, the diner also has a daily special $6 for any breakfast item, $8 for lunch and $14 (plus the purchase of a drink from the bar) for dinner. On Saturday nights this month, Freds patrons can avail themselves of a threecourse dinner and the live comedy show Assisted Living for $29.95. Clearly, the management thinks about what budget-conscious customers might want and then sets out to offer it. Foodwise, they do pretty well. When we went for dinner, I was tempted to order the mile-high stuffed French toast (three slices of battered wheat berry bread stuffed with strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, powdered sugar and maple syrup). Figuring that the one breakfast dish would likely preclude my wanting anything else, I opted for the more traditional dinner order. We started with the bada bing shrimp and the soup du jour. The shrimp were breaded and tossed with a sweet and spicy sauce, all served on a bed of lettuce. The medium-sized shrimp were just right for eating whole, and had a good flavor and crunch. The lobster bisque was less successful, with a faint lobster flavor but woefully thin consistency and a pale yellow hue. Salads were fresh, and both dressings blue cheese and cucumber-ranch tasted homemade. I cant recall ever seeing seared ahi tuna on a diner menu before, but Freds offers it as an appetizer or entre. The latter comes pepper-crusted and rare, with basmati rice, veggies, a soy mirin reduction, wakame, wasabi and pickled ginger. The tuna did arrive rare, with a light pepper crust and all the accoutrements. While it wasnt as buttery in texture or rich in flavor as some tuna Ive tasted, it was a large portion and the contrasting flavors of the pepper, wasabi, ginger and sauce made it a satisfying dish. The tender-crisp sauted zucchini, summer squash and red bell peppers added more color to the plate. The chicken piccata was a fairly traditional rendition, the free-range chicken pounded thin, oh-so-lightly dusted in flour and pan seared, served with a tangy sauce made with generous portions of lemon, wine, capers and mushrooms. It was served over a bed of linguine, creating another hearty entre. We split a large slice of house-made choc-Bada bing shrimp have a crunchy coating and a spicy-sweet sauce. F oo d wi s w ent f o r t he m (th r b r b a s a u T h e Bada bin g an d a sp ic olate cake that resembled a bundt cake. It was dense and chocolatey, with a sweet syrupy chocolate frosting, real whipped cream and a big fresh strawberry. Despite its size, we had no trouble finishing it. As advertised, Ms. Newton charged us $14 each for the entrees, which normally sell for $18.95 (tuna) and $15.95 (chicken), since wed purchased glasses of wine. (The wine list includes about 18 selections, available by glass or bottle.) After dinner, we wandered out to the patio, where five dogs and five people were dining at two tables. The dogs had bowls of water and were comporting themselves better than many children Ive seen dining out with parents. All the way around, Freds is fun. Im planning a return visit to sample that French toast. Ill be the one accompanying a regal, 105-pound black greyhound to the patio. Muko the bulldog and owner Amy Lademann enjoy each others company on Freds dog-friendly patio.
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