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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 We Will BEAT Euro Kitchen Designs 234.1587 | M-F 9-5pm | Sat 10-5pm|| Up to 50% off select designs ask for detailsSUMMER SAVINGSWhat you dont want to do is become a spewer, but some do. Supposing the Lord arrived at your door one day with a questionnaire, hoping to ask just a few simple questions. Youd hear the bell ring, youd answer the door, and the Lord would be standing there, looking as friendly as all get-out. Hi, Im the Lord. I have just a few simple questions, do you have a minute? Why, of course, as much time as you need, youd say. The Lord would nod politely, then get down to business. THE LORD: One: Choose between A) a life of celibacy and B) a life in which you can indulge in sexual acts. YOU: Oh, definitely B, thanks. THE LORD: Fine. Number two: If you chose the second option, then choose again between sexual acts A) with a member of your own species, or sexual acts B) with a member of another species. YOU, SMILING INDULGENTLY: A for me, no question about it. Thank you, Lord. THE LORD: A it is. Three: If you chose the first option, then choose again between sexual acts A) with a member of your own sex, or B) with a member of the opposite sex. YOU, WITH NO HESITATION: Ill go with B in this case, Lord, if thats ok. None of that would be a problem, right? Not unless there was a problem. And supposing there was a problem? THE LORD, SMILING SOMEWHAT APOLOGETICALLY: Sorry, pal, but the B bus is full today, so Ill just put you on the A bus, if you prefer. Either that (this is a Lord who believes in giving you choices, so you can exercise free will and really screw things up, so to speak), or Ill let you go back to question One, and chose the A option a life of celibacy. YOU, INCREDULOUSLY: Let me get this straight, no pun intended. Either I get to have sexual acts with a member of my own sex, or I get to be celibate? THE LORD: Exactly. Well done. Thats what I have available today. What do you say? I have wrestled with this question, torturously, for at least three minutes, both as a columnist and as a heterosexual male human being. Keep in mind, the hidden option here, the one agenda you dont want to buy into, especially with the Lord standing on your doorstep looking over your soul, is spewing. So how would you honestly answer? Since I believe that touching is similar in value and necessity to breathing with it you live, and without it you die Id have to say. Im reluctant to say I dont want to imagine the consequences of saying, but since I have a good imagination I will be forced to imagine them after I say ME: Celibatuey! THE LORD: Excuse me? ME: I said, Celibatuey! And thank you, Lord! That, I think, would be my initial response. Then Id have to break into song, maybe a call-and-response marching song, like this: One, two, three, HEY/Gay Gay Gay-Gay GAY, Here we go, (Here we go), All the way, (All the way), Every day, (Every day), Every night, (Every night), All the way, (All the way), Out-a-sight, (Out-a-sight), Always Gay, (Always Gay). Nonsensical as all that sounds, I dont think it falls too far from the truth for a number of people. They arrive in our world only to discover themselves presented with roughly the same opportunities. The straight bus is full, so its the gay bus or nothing. Based upon my own extensive research in the field, where I hold a Doctor of Celibatuey degree in Intuition, Opinion and Wild Conjecture from the University of Life Experience, Ive concluded that on some level many of us are potentially gay. What if it was gay or nothing? Hard to imagine, isnt it? But there it is. The fact is, I try to be gay every day, at least in the old sense of the word, which is still the primary sense: Happily excited: merry. Keenly alive and exuberant: having or inducing high spirits. (Merriam-Websters definition.) But whether I am gay or not, and whether you are gay or not, and whether Neapolitan Ruth Dorfman is gay or not, and whether anybody else is gay or not, is really nobody elses business. Ms. Dorfman, an active member of a group called, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, suggested in the Naples Daily News a few weeks ago that we should all love one another. (Imagine saying such an outrageous thing. She must be some kind of flaming liberal. Probably a Jew, too, for Gods sake, or maybe one of those lovey-dovey Christians.) Not long thereafter somebody visited her house one night and painted swastikas and wrote mean words on her garage doors, and they forgot to sign their names. Just a simple oversight, Im sure. In the same time frame, far to the north, I found myself tooling along in east Lee County, through Alva. There I stopped at a Handy Mart on State Road 80, and filled up my car at pump No. 6. As usual, the price had jumped by 10 cents a gallon in just 24 hours. What money I had left in my debit account began to flow almost directly into the coffers of the Saudi Arabian oil magnates, some 9,000 or 10,000 miles away. Scratched into the pump to add insult to injury was a Klu Klux Klan symbol, along with several venomous comments. Disappointingly, the workmanship was poor and some of it was hard to read. I really expect a lot more of Klaners, who are obviously gay, as well as gay haters, black haters, and Jew haters.But they did me an educational favor. Not only does their artistry stink, I realized, but they hate themselves so much or perhaps they hate their choices so much that they picked the hidden agenda. They became spewers. And who wants to touch a spewer? Nobody. Not gays, not straights, not lefts and not rights. Maybe God will touch them with a big old bolt from the blue, like this: Celibatuey on Youey, Spewey!? COMMENTARY Celibatuey! And thank you, Lord 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. The election of Mir Hossein Mousavi as president of Iran could have changed the dynamic of U.S.-Iranian relations; the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered more of the same. Either outcome suggested a relatively clear set of policy actions and reactions for President Barack Obama and his foreignpolicy team. There is very little that is clear, however, about how the U.S. ought to respond to an election that returns Ahmadinejad to power with a disputed vote, and thats what makes the evolving situation in Iran a real test of Obamas foreign-policy mettle. As Obama told CNBC in an interview this week, The difference between Ahmadinejad and Mousavi in terms of their actual policies may not be as great as has been advertised. While that might be substantively true on, for example, the subject of Irans nuclear program Mousavi has, in his rhetoric, signaled that he would bring a less belligerent tone to Irans foreign relations. And that could have offered Obama political cover here at home for his policy of diplomatic engagement with Iran. A clear and undisputed electoral result in favor of Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, would have kept Obamas overt and backchannel diplomatic efforts on their pre(Iranian)election course, for better or for worse. But now Obama must negotiate a course that is tricky not only in its domestic, political dimensions, but also in its implications for unfolding events in Iran and relations between the U.S. and Iran going forward. Obama has come under criticism from some politicians and commentators for not speaking out more forcefully about the dubious election results and the Iranian governments crackdown on postelection protests. But as the president has noted, for the U.S. to be seen as meddling in Iranian affairs, particularly now, carries a high risk with little potential reward. The Iranian government has already complained that the U.S. is doing just that; if Obama were, with highly charged statements, to add fuel to Tehrans attempts to start that particular fire, it could serve to discredit Mousavis supporters in the eyes of many Iranians, while giving Ahmadinejad and the ruling mullahs a foreign enemy around which they might rally the populace. And if Irans electoral results ultimately stand, any vociferous statements emanating from Washington could and probably would be used by Ahmadinejad as a further pretext for turning away from diplomacy. Its more complicated than that, though, for anyone who leads a nation that likes to see itself as a beacon for the forces of freedom and democracy around the world. Obama now finds himself having to walk the always-difficult line between the American ideal and the reality that the U.S. must sometimes deal with oppressive, undemocratic regimes the age-old debate between human rights and realpolitik. If Ahmadinejad holds on to the Iranian presidency by force, there will be enormous pressure on Obama to suspend diplomacy with Iran, at least for a time. To do otherwise would be unseemly; but would doing so also endanger attempts to curb Irans nuclear program? Obamas policy of diplomatic engagement may or may not be the right one for averting a nuclear-armed Iran, but it is the policy he ran on and with which he was elected. His actions so far show him seeking to stick to that policy with logic and an understanding of U.S-Iranian history. But history can change quickly. And democratic passions those expressed abroad and those met with sympathy by American eyes, ears, and hearts have a way of trumping logic. The Iranian election presents Obama with a true challenge at home and abroad, one that comes with a great degree of difficulty and in which the stakes couldnt possibly be higher. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Obama and Iran: No easy answersGUEST OPINION MOMENTS IN TIME On June 25, 1956, the last Packard automobile is produced, marking the end of production at Packards Connor Avenue plant in Detroit. Packard continued to manufacture cars in South Bend, Ind., until 1958, but for those familiar with Packard, the last 1956 is considered the last true Packard. On June 26, 1807, lightning hits a gunpowder factory in the small European country of Luxembourg, killing more than 300 people. When lightning struck the underground fortress, the ammunition housed within ignited on contact, causing a massive explosion. On June 27, 1829, in Genoa, Italy, English scientist James Smithson dies, leaving a will that decreed the whole of his estate should be used to fund the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The amount was more than $500,000, a fortune at the time. On June 28, 1975, television writer Rod Serling dies at age 50 after openheart surgery. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Serling became one of early televisions most successful writers, best known for the anthology series The Twilight Zone, which he created, wrote and hosted. OPINION Where does Newt Gingrich go to get his apology? He proposed slowing the rate of growth of Medicare and Medicaid in the mid-1990s and was clobbered by Democrats and the press for waging war on the elderly and the indigent. Now, almost every other day, Barack Obama finds another hundred billion dollars to cut out of Medicare and Medicaid. He just announced the discovery of another $313 billion in savings over 10 years, on top of $300 billion he had already proposed. Soon enough, he will make Gingrich who infamously sought $450 billion in savings over seven years in 1995 look like an extravagantly generous steward of the nations health programs. No liberal outcry greeted Obamas proposed budgetary savagery because everyone knows its in the cause of more government spending. Obama must embrace a simulacrum of spending discipline to have any hope of passing a health-care program that will cost at least $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. The game is simple: Pretend to cut so you can spend. Medicare and Medicaid spending has steadily outpaced inflation through the decades, and accounts for 23 percent of the federal budget. Medicares unfunded liability is an astonishing $89 trillion. As Obama put it in his speech to the American Medical Association, theres a risk the programs will swamp our federal and state budgets, and impose a vicious choice of either unprecedented tax hikes, overwhelming deficits or drastic cuts in our federal and state budgets. Sounds alarming. So why turn around and immediately spend the $600 billion in savings? Shouldnt it be used to shore up the rickety finances of these alreadyexisting health programs rather than to create a dubiously financed, entirely new health program? Obamas Medicare and Medicaid savings will be sustainable over time only by beggaring doctors and hospitals. Compared with the private system, Medicare pays only 81 cents on the dollar for health expenses; Medicaid pays only 56 cents on the dollar. Obama relies on the tried-and-true practice of cutting the payments more. This means there will be fewer doctors willing to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients, and more cost-shifting to the private system to make up for deficient government payments. When Obama himself says that the federal deficit is unsustainable, and when the chairman of the Federal Reserve warns that spending cuts or tax increases are necessary to stabilize the fiscal situation, its obviously not the time for a new entitlement program and another $1.2 trillion in government expenditure. If Obama thinks he can responsibly squeeze a couple of hundred billion out of Medicare and Medicaid, fine, he should do it and pocket the savings to improve the long-run fiscal picture. And we can adopt modest reforms to make it easier for people to get and keep health insurance, reforms with zero risk of tipping the country further toward fiscal ruin. Obama will then have more time and energy to devote to repairing the governments balance sheet. Newt Gingrich ought to have some ideas how to do it. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYObama: cut to spend on health care
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly sive student boot camp, which has its single performance on Sunday, June 28 (see story on page A13). And shes also working on Thoroughly Modern Millie, the summer musical by The Naples Player that opens Friday, June 26 (see page C6). So whats it like to work on a student opera and a community theater musical simultaneously? Although the situation is demanding, Ms. Shuford-Frank is not complaining. For both shows I am musically directing from the piano, but in Millie Im only part of the rehearsal process. In Pirates I play for rehearsals as well as the final performance, she explains. The most difficult part about doing the shows simultaneously is the long hours. And the hours are, indeed, long often from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. But shes happy to be doing what she loves. Shes especially pleased that area residents have had such a wonderful response to Opera Naples, but shes not surprised. The companys performances are worldclass, and once audiences see one show, theyre anxious to come back again and again, she says. She identifies the companys biggest challenge as the fact that it doesnt have a facility of its own. People hear that the performance will be held in a high school auditorium and they dont know what to expect, but once they come out and see a show, they are happy to return the next time. For those who truly love music, listening to Mr. Shuford-Frank play is a rare treat. Im always happy when Im playing, she says. That goes for her audiences as well. 15 MINUTES As supervisor of the companys educational programs throughout the year, she strives to make opera, which she describes as the ultimate combination of all art forms, understandable and accessible for children. Both musically and visually, opera is completely over the top, she says, adding students of all ages love the productions Opera Naples takes out to area schools. Even the youngest kids are excited about the shows we put on in their classrooms. We get wonderful cards from them declaring that they love opera and asking us to come and visit them again. In addition to serving as educational outreach director, Ms. Shuford-Frank is also the musical director of Opera Naples inten-Seeing Robin Shuford-Franks hands dance across a keyboard is something akin to watching a ballet in miniature each finger deftly placed for perfect effect. But then, performing at the piano is practically second nature for Ms. Shuford-Frank, who began learning to play the instrument before she was old enough to even remember.And the piano remains one of her greatest sources of joy. One of my favorite things is to sit at the piano and play whatever Im feeling, she says. I can create a range of emotions using a variety of tonalities, dynamic levels and physical touch. The scope of possibilities is quite amazing. Playing can truly be a source of therapy. Ms. Shuford-Franks mother was her first teacher, and her first job was as the church pianist at age 13. If you attend any of Naples musical or theatrical venues, theres a good chance youve heard her play. Shes the director of educational outreach, the chorus master and the music administrator for Opera Naples, a professional, self-producing company. In addition, she is the assistant choral director and pianist for the Naples Orchestra and Chorus and the pianist for the Festival Singers of Florida. She also enjoys playing with the Naples Philharmonic, as well as at choral festivals all over the U.S.Ms. Shuford-Frank grew up on the east coast of Florida and attended Florida State University, where she first majored in piano performance. I found that area of study to be too solitary for me, so I switched my major to choral music education, with piano as my primary instrument, she says. She went on to receive her masters degree in piano accompanying and vocal coaching at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J.For her, the most difficult aspect of being a pianist is memorizing the music. That always caused me great anxiety when performing, she says. Luckily, in the kind of work I do now, I never have to memorize. I actually love to perform. She sees performing, a challenging endeavor for most musicians, as the art of being in the moment. You need to have the ability to enter a zone of extreme concentration and confidence, she says. Theres no room for self-doubt or worry. But she still faces plenty of anxiety-filled situations. Recently, for example, she was flown to Minneapolis, with only a single days notice, to play with the Broadway tour of Legally Blonde The Musical. Going directly from the airport to the theater to play for a matinee performance was quite nerve-wracking, she says. Since moving to Naples with her husband Ted two years ago, Ms. Shuford-Frank has enjoyed a wide range of professional musical opportunities. Part of my personal objective is to expand music education in the areas schools, she says, adding that such outreach is also a key objective for Opera Naples. I would love to see music programming become a huge priority for kids, but the economy is difficult right now, so we are doing things a little bit at a time.Passionate pianist enjoys range of professional opportunitiesPAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTO Robin Frank at the piano
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 can only drink so much wine and play so much golf. Many Southwest Floridians seem intent on proving Mr. Antiks thesis to be resoundingly wrong, but that observation misses the larger point he is trying to make. A tanned energetic man of 66, Mr. Antik looks to be no stranger to the links himself. But hes also someone who fairly bristles with ideas and observations and is on a mission to add a more serious component to Southwest Floridas laid-back portfolio. He envisions a day when this vacation and retirement paradise will also be known as a place where serious issues and ideas (the environment, education, energy, health care and the like) are discussed and debated by the worlds greatest thinkers before an audience comprised principally but not exclusively of retired CEOs who live in the area and are willing to use their expertise and intellect to find solutions to these considerable problems.Thinking big, for the greater goodTo that end, Mr. Antik was a driving force behind something known as Searching for Solutions Inc., a Naples-based nonprofit organization that will host the Imagine Solutions Conference 2010 in February at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. It is expected that some 600 exceptional leaders, mostly drawn from Southwest Florida, will hear and interact with great thinkers who are experts in critical areas facing society today. As anyone who has met him can attest, Mr. Antik does not think small. He and his organization intend to make the conference an annual event. And if this all sounds a bit high-falutin and improbable for such a somnolent area, then maybe you dont know as much you think you do about Southwest Florida (which Mr. Antik defines as an area running north to south from Sanibel to Fort Myers to Bonita Springs to Naples to Marco Island). Within this tightly confined area, more than 200 retired CEOs of Fortune 500 companies live, at least for part of the year. These are people of high accomplishment and skills, men and women who have spent their lives solving problems and running large organizations. They are generally well educated, well informed and, if Mr. Antik is correct, itching to make positive contributions to the greater good. The concept is not new, although it is shockingly out of character for Florida, and indeed for the eastern United States as a whole. Among the most vigorous and best known of such places are the Milken Institute and TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design), both in California, and Colorados Aspen Institute, the granddaddy of them all. Mr. Antik has been an enthusiastic attendee at events at Milken, TED and Aspen. He also has invested a great deal of donated time to nonprofits like Outward Bound and hospital boards. When he and his wife arrived in Naples three years, he began to toy with idea of establishing a center for learning and thought in his new hometown. He was struck immediately by the wealth and breadth of talent here and also by the fact that much of this talent was underutilized. I started having conversations at night with other people we met, he says. This is an easy area to meet people. I had been going to TED for 17 years; I had been going to Aspen for 16 years. I would come back from those, and I would be incredibly pumped-up. When you come back, youre full of ideas, youre full of conversations youve had with interesting, significant people who are doing things. That motivates you if youre still in the thinking, doing part of life.Redefining retirementMr. Antik, who before his retirement had forged a successful career with private equity firms and also had founded his own marketing and consulting operation, figured he wanted something more than a sedentary retirement removed from the active pursuit of ideas and intellectual engagement. Searching for Solutions sprang from a luncheon Mr. Antik had with Tom Everist, head of a successful South Dakota manufacturing company who lives seasonally in Naples. When Mr. Antik laid out his vision for a learning center for Southwest Florida, Mr. Everist encouraged him to pursue the idea and offered financial support to get it going. Soon Mr. Antik discovered other enthusiastic and prominent supporters, such as David Lucas, chairman of the board for the Bonita Bay Group, and Myra Daniels, the driving force behind the Philharmonic Center and countless other projects in Naples. Now we had a core group, Mr. Antik recalls. I had meetings at all the major thought leader conferences. I made 50 calls to top thought leaders, and I said I will fly up and treat you to lunch or dinner and listen to you talk about current issues of the day. It was amazing. They all took my call. Soon he was meeting with and learning from influential thinkers like David McCullough, the historian and author; John Seely Brown, the noted scientist and Anna Deavere Smith, the playwright and actress who was a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (known as the genius grant). In 2008, Searching for Solutions was incorporated and plans for the 2010 conference were under way. Mr. Antik serves as chief experience officer and also is vice chairman of the Southwest Florida board of directors. Mr. Everist chairs the board. To date, more than 30 speakers have committed to the conference, including experts like Amory Lovins, the author and scientist who is one of the worlds leading experts on renewable energy and energy efficiency; Susan Eisenhower, chairman emeritus of the Eisenhower Foundation; David Walker, formerly Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accounting Office who now is CEO of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation; and Tony Robbins, the motivational guru who also serves on Searching for Solutions national advisory board. Organizers hope to have 40 speakers on board by February, and they expect the final list to include at least one Nobel laureate.Politicians, but not politics, welcomeOne of the early ground rules governing the conference and the organization was that neither entity would conform to or espouse a political agenda. Our environment from day one was to be as nonpartisan as possible, Mr. Antik says. We said from the beginning that we are not going to have politicians on stage. Weve had offers from very significant politicians who would like to be on stage. We said no. We said you are welcome to come, to pay, to be in the audience. We think thats fine. Mr. Antik says expenses leading up to the conference and including the conference itself will be north of $1 million. Searching for Solutions receives donations from individuals, groups and other sponsors. Attending Imagine Solutions Conference 2010 will not be cheap. Discounted registration, which requires a $500 deposit before Sept. 30, is $2,250. Regular registration is $2,500. Speakers will receive no fees, although all expenses including lodging at a RitzCarlton will be provided. Mr. Antik and Lynne Groth, executive director of Searching for Solutions, expect it will take about three years for the final shape of the organization to emerge. While the annual in-season conference will always be a focal point, Ms. Groth says ongoing programs that take place over the entire year will be equally important. If you can get (conference attendees) to come back for a smaller symposium, where you invite a smaller group of people who really want to roll up their sleeves and do more of a workshop, well, thats where it becomes very meaningful, she says. She also points out that not everyone who attends will be retired. We are reaching out to business leaders, she says. We need (the involvement of) young leaders, as well. We are looking for proven, seasoned problem solvers. Mr. Antik says Searching for Solutions, which now has six staff members, will not evolve into a think tank in the traditional sense. Were never going to be a place that has on staff the ability to write white papers or do major research, he says. Were more of a doing organization. The conference will have a global perspective, a national focus and a local orientation, he says, adding taking the brainpower that exists in Southwest Florida and matching it with todays best thinkers is an example of intelligent networking with a purpose. Ms. Groth cautions that those who attend should not expect a passive experience, and they should also be prepared to have preconceived ideas and notions challenged with considerable vigor. I expect to see some people squirming in their seats, she says. If we make things a tad uncomfortable (for those in the audience), then weve done our job. More information about the conference and Searching for Solutions is available at www.ImagineSolutionsConference.com. >> Searching for Solutions Board of Directors >> Tom Everist, chairman President, The Everist Company >> Randy Antik, vice chair Chief Experience Of cer, SFSI >> Steve Myers, treasurer CIO emeritus South Dakota Investment Council >> Carson Beadle Chairman, Executive Committee Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York >> Wilson Bradshaw President, FGCU >> Kellie Burns-Garvey Anchor, NBC-2 >> Joe Catti President and CEO Finemark National Bank and Trust >> Joe Cox Senior Partner, Cox & Nici >> John Fumagalli President, Northern Trust >> Todd Gates Chairman, GATES >> David Lucas Chairman, Bonita Bay Group >> Patrick Neale President, Lucera Inc. >> Dolly Roberts Owner, DBR Marketing >> Sandra Stilwell CEO and owner, Stilwell Enterprises the thinkers THINKERSFrom page 1 I started having conversations at night with other people we met. This is an easy area to meet people. I had been going to TED for 17 years; I had been going to Aspen for 16 years. I would come back from those, and I would be incredibly pumped-up. When you come back, youre full of ideas, youre full of conversations youve had with interesting, significant people who are doing things. That motivates you if youre still in the thinking, doing part of life. Randy AntikCOURTESY OF IMAGINE SOLUTIONS INC.Speakers engaged for the Imagine Solutions Conference in 2010 include Irshad Manji, Michael E. Porter, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Wade Davis, Juan Enriquez, Forrest Sawyer, The Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, Anna Deavere Smith, Amory Lovins, Dr. C. Everett Koop, Wendy Kopp, Dr. Robert Ballard, William McDonough, Dr. Keith Black, Keith Bellows, Dean Kamen, Jacqueline Novogratz, Dr. David L. Katz, Nicholas Negroponte and Susan Eisenhower.
Yet in the final analysis, it was landscape architect Christian Busk who put his money where his mouth was, and saved the Haldeman House (at a great cost to himself, I might add). Thats all water under the proverbial bridge now, though, and after Mr. Combs said his piece, he left with a promise to come back soon for another visit.Lynne Hixon-Holley and Sue Smith stop by Lynne Hixon-Holley, a retired county judge, has visited the mini-museum regularly since our recent interview. But on a particular sojourn last week she was accompanied, much to our delight, by a someone who truly needs no introduction for anyone who ever watches city government channel on cable TV. Sue Smith, the champion of city citizens rights, has been a regular at Naples City Council meetings for some 30-plus years. A true Southern lady if there ever was one, Ms. Smith grew up in Naples, in more ways than one. She knows where many bodies are buried figuratively speaking, of course so she is a force to be reckoned with and will stand by her Ebenezer until she feels the job is done (Ebenezer is Southern expression for plant your flag and stand your ground). On this visit, Ms. Hixon-Holley and Ms. Smith were on a mission to talk about a formidable group of women who were responsible for many important initiatives in the early days of our city: the members of The Naples Womans Club. These gracious elders left me with not-so-subtle instructions to care for the clubs archives. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN The value of history is in the eye of the beholderFor the record, I will do what I can.Along comes Chester Keen Chester Keen was the fourth visitor from out of the blue to the mini-museum last week. A former Naples police office and Collier County deputy, he had written some stories about his experiences and called to see if the new museum lady in town (30 years is new, I reckon) cared to see them. I urged him to come on down. After learning he had just missed seeing the judge, he showed me a story he wrote about a time when he was a bailiff in Ms. Hixon-Holleys court. It seems a social worker who was new to the area had brought a family from Marco Island into court for child neglect because the children had scars on their arms. The attorney for the family said, Judge, the official county insect for Collier is the no-see-um, and with that the good judge laughed and dismissed the case. It seemed the social worker simply didnt recognize the signs of too much scratching.When today meets the past Enter Peter Thomas, a relative newcomer to Naples but an old timer in spirit and duty. Mr. Thomas stopped in to say hello while I was meeting with one of our citys newest newcomers. Lance Julian, an eighth-generation New Zealander, has been here for just 10 weeks. He had come by the mini-museum in hopes of learning a bit about the history of the working waterfront, as he and his son, Harry, are designing cultural cruises on Naples Bay. While the old timers love of local history is understandable and certainly admirable, I find theres something truly magical about a newcomer who has a heartfelt appreciation for the past. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 5942978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.Last November, a visitor walked through the back door of the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum who turned out to be the great-great grandson of the founder of the city of Naples. Since then, many surprise guests have passed through our doors, front and back, with stories about the magic of this place we call home. But this past week was something to behold. What are the odds that another greatgreat grandson of the founder of our city would find his way through our back door? Pretty good, Id say now.Sayer Combs says helloSure enough, Sayer Combs, the other great-great grandson of Walter Haldeman, stopped in one afternoon and said hes heard some of his relatives mention the new history museum in town. Although we talked about many things, it was apparent that Mr. Combs simply needed to speak his piece (a Southern expression for a cathartic monologue). He wanted us to know that he had tried his best to keep the Haldeman House (the citys oldest house) where it belonged next to the Naples Pier. The move of the Haldeman House to Bonita Springs was and still is painful for many. 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In addition to gift certificates to Wal-Mart, Target and Payless for back-to-school clothing, the Shelter needs new backpacks and supplies ranging from pencils and markers to lunchboxes, spiral notebooks and threering binders, calculators and calendars, glue sticks and scissors. Collecting school supplies for donation to the Shelter can be a rewarding project for neighbors, friends and office colleagues. For more information about organizing a backto-school drive, call 775-3862, ext. 235, or e-mail LSantos@naplesshelter.org. The Shelters summer assignment: Collect back-to-school suppliesDestiny Diaper Bank is a nonprofit organization that distributes 8,000-9,000 diapers each month to more than 200 low-income families in Southwest Florida every month. The Rev. Rebecca Hines started the charity in Cape Coral two years ago and now has distribution sites in Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres. She is seeking a collection and distribution site in Naples. The organization accepts monetary donations and donations of diapers for newborns, toddlers, special-needs children and adults and the elderly. Business, schools, churches and numerous community organizations throughout Southwest Florida have conducted diaper drives for the bank. Computer Outlets in the Publix plaza at 3300 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, is serving as a collection site through July 13. A network of Moms Passing It Forward has developed among women who have received donations from the diaper bank for their children. These recipients started giving the diaper bank their babies outgrown clothing and equipment, including bottles, strollers and cribs, and now the bank passes these things along to other mothers in need. If you are interested in learning more about making a contribution or becoming a Naples site for Destiny Diaper Bank, call Rev. Hines at 549-2130 or visit www.destinydiaperbank.com. Destiny bank seeks Naples site for collecting, distributing diapersThe Community Grant Commission at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church has awarded $6,000 to Youth Haven to help refurbish the kitchen in its emergency shelter, and $4,000 to the David Lawrence Center & Foundation to expand its Childrens Outpatient Services. Brownies Emergency Shelter at Youth Haven is the only residential home for abused, abandoned or neglected children in Collier County. We prepare more than 14,000 meals in the kitchen every year a feat for which the existing kitchen was never designed or properly equipped, said Youth Haven CEO Ron McSwiney, adding the grant monies are earmarked for the purchase and installation of commercial grade countertops, appliances, sinks, cupboards and related hardware, as well as for construction of more prep room and space for family-style dining. The David Lawrence Center will use its grant to help pay for an additional staff person who will provide evaluation and assessment services to at-risk children and their families and to enhance outreach services. The center plans to target 50 additional at-risk children in Collier County and ensure that once they have a comprehensive evaluation and assessment, they have access to a comprehensive continuum of mental health and substance abuse services specially designed for the needs of children. These services include crisis stabilization, individual, family and group therapy, psychiatric medical services, case management, therapeutic behavioral onsite services, substance abuse intervention and prevention education. Outreach efforts will include helping families who might not realize they are eligible for Medicaid to enroll in the program so they can afford services for their children. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS APRIL 30-MAY 6, 2009 HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN SOLAR POWER YOUR HOME & SAVE Up to 30% WHAT TO DO WITH THE KIDS Conservancys Eco-Camp has openingsA few spots remain for firstto eighthgrade graduates in the Conservancy of Southwest Florida 2009 Eco-Camp. Weeklong sessions are designed around the theme From Swamp to Sea and include field trips to eco-destinations like uplands, swamps and barrier islands, plus handson explorations and live encounters with native wildlife in the Discovery Center. There are also openings in the Keys Extreme camp set for July 27-31 for students who have completed fifth through eighth grade. For more information, visit www.conservancy. org/camp or call 262-0304, ext. 266. Chabad Naples brings Camp Gan Israel backNearly 100,000 children around the world attend Camp Gan Israel, a network of Jewish summer day camps for ages 4-12. For the fifth year, Camp Gan Israel in Naples is offered this summer by Chabad Naples at Seagate Elementary School. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday now through July 17; half-day sessions are available for 4-year-olds.To register or for more information, call Ettie Zaklos at 262-4474 or e-mail email@example.com Send the kids to shape up at boot campNaples Youth Fitness Boot Camp, a fourweek program for kids ages 8-16 of all fitness levels, starts Monday, June 29. Asher Rost, a certified personal trainer, has joined the staff of Naples Fitness Boot Camp to run the youth camp from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Vineyards Park. Cost is $157.50. To register or for more information, call 431-6526 or 206-1920, or visit www.naplesfitnessbootcamp.com. Winning Edge football camp returns in JulyWinning Edge Summer Football Camp sponsored by First Baptist Church of Naples and The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will take place at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 27-30. The non-padded camp is divided into age groups 7-9 years, 10-11 years, and 12-14 years old. Activities include physical exercise as well as lessons about football basics and sports nutrition; daily devotionals are led by FCA Huddle Leaders. To register or for more information, call Matt Jansen at 596-8600, ext. 210, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fbcnsportsoutreach.com. Learn and Grow at Camp CollierCollier County Parks and Recreation Learn and Grow summer camp for elementary and middle school children runs through Aug. 7, Monday through Friday, at 10 locations. Fees include 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 welcomes walk-ins for both breakfast and lunch at: Veterans Community Park, Golden Gate Community Center, Immokalee Community Park, Parkside Elementary School and Sugden Regional Park. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. and lunch at noon. To register for Camp Collier, visit www.collierparks.com or sign up in person at your nearest community park. For more information about camp or about summer meals, visit the Web site or call 252-4000.
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Source: Tourettes Syndrome Association HEALTHY LIVINGJust three days into summer camp, and Amanda Smith is ready to rattle off what she likes. Swimming. Singing. Dancing. Tree climbing. And boys. After a day of physical activities, the 10-year-old said she and her friends like to return to their cabins to do and talk girl stuff. Thats hair, makeup and Max. I have a crush on an 18-year-old. He knows, but says we can only be friends, said a smiling Amanda, clad in a football BY SHANE BLATT ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyBY SHEILA M. POOLE ____________________Special To Florida Weekly PHIL SKINNER / COX NEWSPAPERSBrad Cohen, left, and Jimmy Wolk, the actor who played Cohen in a TV movie, teach tree climbing at Camp Twitch and Shout. Mr. Cohen organized the weeklong camp.jersey with pink trim. Such is life at the weeklong camp for youngsters like Amanda, who has Tourettes syndrome. Camp Twitch and Shout in Winder, Ga., boasts 50 campers with varying degrees of the neurological disorder known for its involuntary movements and vocal sounds, called tics. Youngsters with Tourettes have come to Georgia from as far as New York and California and range in age from 7 to 18. Activities from canoeing and kayaking to archery and arts and crafts are held at the 53-acre Camp Will-A-Way, a new addition to Atlanta-based Camp Twin Lakes. For 17 summers, Camp Campers rst... Tourettes secondKids with neurological disorder nd friends, fun all week in GeorgiaOnline service holds your spot at the hospitalTwin Lakes has served kids with special needs. Brad Cohen, an educator whose life with Tourettes was chronicled in a television movie last year, is camp director. Hes quick to point out that Twitch and Shout is about having fun, not dwelling on the disorder. We dont sit around and talk about Tourettes, he said. This isnt therapy. This isnt a doctors office. Its not school. We just come here and let them do camp activities ... just be kids. And by engaging with others with Tourettes, campers realize theyre not alone, said Mr. Cohen. We all know we have a disability, Mr. Cohen said. We have a disability because the rest of the world thinks we have one. The reality is, these kids can do anything they want. Gil Berman, 16, of Sandy Springs, Ga., wants to be a comedian.Ive always loved making people laugh. Its a great feeling, said Mr. Berman, who came to camp straight from an improv performance in downtown Atlanta.Actor Jimmy Wolk, who played Cohen in Front of the Class on CBS, flew from California to volunteer. When Brad told he was doing this, I booked my ticket, he said. A camp counselor growing up, Mr. Wolk and others showed the youngsters the ropes as they climbed 35 feet up a tree. He said he was excited to see them soar. Rhett Sewell, whos one of the camps 30 volunteers, said Twitch and Shout hits close to his heart. I have Tourettes syndrome as well, so it really touches home, said Mr. Sewell, 18, of Newnan, Ga. Weve been treating them as campers first, kids with Tourettes second. Ken Frazier, 14, of Powder Springs, Ga., has been to a Tourettes camp before in Chicago. He is drawn to archery and swimming, as well as kayaking up until he fell out of the boat. Mr. Frazier finds Twitch and Shout relaxing and spacious, but he does have a camp criticism. They need to supply everyone with bug spray. Have you ever made an online reservation at your favorite restaurant? What if you could do the same for an emergency room visit? Tyler Kiley, a 23-year-old entrepreneur, has applied a practice used by the restaurant industry as a remedy to long waits at hospitals. Two years ago, Mr. Kiley launched InQuickER, an online service that lets users hold their places in line in the emergency room. It may help. Health-care experts say hospital emergency rooms are facing a number of pressures, including more patients and more closings. Between 1994 and 2004, U.S. visits to the ER increased an estimated 18 percent to 26 percent, while the number of emergency departments decreased between 9 percent and 12 percent, according to a report in Health Affairs. Both contribute to longer wait times. Based on a 2007 report by Press Ganey Associates, the average time spent in U.S. emergency rooms was 240 minutes, although other reports put it much lower. Whats frustrating is when you dont know how long is the wait, Mr. Kiley said. ... We want to give patients two things: time and certainty. InQuickER guarantees its customers will be seen by a physician or physicians assistant within 15 minutes of the specified time. If not (and if the correct information is given online), there is no charge to you or your insurance company for the visit. Heres how it works: People go to the companys Web site, which shows the next available time at the closest hospital that uses the service. Users are then directed to a page where they describe their symptoms. The reserved time is usually determined by the charge nurse, who factors in current patient load, time of day and ambulance runs. The cost is $24.99 per use. So far, three hospitals use the system, including Emory-Adventist Hospital in Smyrna, Ga. The service isnt for everyone. If you have symptoms consistent with a stroke or heart attack, Mr. Kiley advises people to call 911. An official at Emory-Adventist, an 88-bed hospital, said its helped the ER become more efficient. And theres an added benefit.The biggest selling point for nurses is that the patients are happy. Thats just something not seen in the emergency room, said Brandon Dickey, director of the hospitals emergency department, which sees about 23,000 patients annually.Mr. Dickey said the hospital has more than 1,000 visits through InQuickER, with 11 percent repeat users. An average ER wait during busy hours (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) is between two and three hours.An Internet programmer by profession, Mr. Kiley knew other industries were using the Internet and reservation systems. I said, Why dont we expand this to a field where its really, really needed? The service is not a moneymaker for the hospital but a money saver, said Mr. Kiley, who says he was more interested in solving a problem than financial gain. The service is not without some detractors. Dr. Arthur Kellerman, professor of emergency medicine and associate dean for health policy at Emory Universitys School of Medicine, understands the issues facing emergency rooms, such as overcrowding, long wait times and other inefficiencies. If youre well enough to call and plug in a 10 a.m. time to be seen, why are you going to the emergency department and not your primary care physician? said Dr. Kellerman, an attending physician at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. Thats really not what emergency departments are supposed to be for.
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As the Conservancy began to plan for the major greening of its campus as part of a $33 million capital campaign, all trees on the Nature Center site were inventoried. A landscape architect, botanists and arborists were called in to help determine which trees would have to be removed or relocated. The Garden provided the perfect location for a large number of trees that would have to be removed. The timing could not have been better, says Andrew McElwaine, Conservancy president and CEO. Mr. Holley couldnt agree more. Partnering with the Conservancy on this effort is what preservation, conservation and community is all about, he says. The tree-moving project from Conservancy to Garden started June 18. The move was orchestrated by key personnel from both the Garden and the Conservancy, along with ODonnell Landscaping and Ellin Goetz of Goetz + Stopes Landscape Architects. The trees were prepared for the move to their new home by pruning the roots several feet from the trunk and then wrapping them in black cellophane and replanting for several days, during which time they were heavily watered to ensure that the soil around the root system remained intact. On moving day, the 10to 20-foottall trees were laid flat and carefully strapped down on flatbed trucks, strategically placed to reduce the amount of limbs that need to be cut for the fivemile trip from the Conservancy Nature Center on Merrihue Drive to the Garden off Bayshore Drive. Initial plans for the trees from the Conservancy at their new home at the Garden include placing a pop ash in the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Childrens Garden, four mastics in the Tropical Hardwood Hammock and the six gumbo limbos in natural areas throughout the Garden. Firmly in place and being carefully cared for, the transplanted trees have several more months to establish their roots at the Garden before the weeklong grand opening celebration in November. Perhaps one of the best things about the gift of so many trees from so many in the community is that when opening day comes, visitors will be hard-pressed to identify which trees havent been growing in the Garden forever. Carolyn Miller is curator of collections at the Naples Botanical Garden. The new Garden will open to the public in November. For more information, call 643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 593-6879Visit Surroundings showroom to nd the perfect treasure for your home. Whether you are looking for a whole house, a room, or one special piece you are sure to nd a whole lot more! Accepting and Selling Consignments Daily. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 NEWS A17 Everyone loves to watch hummingbirds. Although the ruby-throated hummingbird is the most common variety seen in our part of the world, black-chinned and rufous hummingbirds occur here in smaller numbers. Occasionally, you might spot a couple of other kinds that have strayed from their usual flyways. Hummingbirds need food, water, space and shelter to survive. They feed primarily on nectar from flowers, but when flowers are scarce, they rely on tree sap exposed by sapsuckers for the sugar that gives them energy. Supplemental dining on gnats, fruit flies, aphids, moths and other insects provides the hummingbird diet with the necessary protein and minerals. Southwest Floridians are fortunate because we can attract the fascinating little creatures to our yards year round. Commer-Everybodys happy when hummingbirds see red BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORScial hummingbird feeders come in many shapes and designs, and nearly all of them have at least a bit of bright red color somewhere on them to attract the birds. Some people advise tying a red ribbon to the feeder for added attraction. If you buy a feeder with perches, you can watch your hummingbird visitors sit and sip. They do just as well without perches, however, since they can hover while they feed (which can be more fun for the birdwatcher). Select your feeder not only by how it looks but also by how easy it is to fill and clean. Some feeders come with a commercial food mix, but you can easily make your own hummingbird nectar. Heres my favorite recipe: Bring a mixture of four parts water to one part white sugar to a boil for at least five minutes to sterilize it. Let it come to room temperature before filling your feeder.Never use honey or brown sugar to make hummingbird nectar, because they can cause a fungus fatal to the sweet little birds. Its also wise to avoid adding red food coloring to the nectar, as many experts suspect it is harmful to the birds. The red feeder itself is enough to attract the hummers. Clean your feeder frequently with water and a weak vinegar solution, rinsing very well before adding fresh sugar water. When the temperature is consistently over 80 degrees, its best to clean the feeder and change the nectar every three days in order to prevent spoilage. Hummingbirds cannot survive on sugar water from feeders along, however. If you have bright flowers blooming, place a feeder near them. A simple pot of annual petunias or fuchsia might be enough. Its also a good idea to place a feeder near trees. Hummers like to perch on tiny, high branches so they can see their surroundings and also be nearby cover. If you have time and space, plant a hummingbird garden. In Florida you can have one that blooms year around. Flowering trees and shrubs such as firebush (Hamelia patens) and scarlet hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) bloom almost continuously. Wild butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), scarlet sage (Salvia coccinea), trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) and coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) are also long bloomers. Annuals can fill in when perennials are resting. Because hummingbirds find flowers by sight and not smell, your garden doesnt need fragrant flowers. Whatever flowers you plant, be sure to avoid any pesticides on or near them. Youll be surprised how quickly hummingbirds find your feeders and flowers, and how they remember. Sometimes its a matter of minutes before they arrive. Take care of them and theyll come back again and again. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. Take a hike or grab a paddleAlthough guided canoe tours and hikes have ended for the summer, theres much to discover on your own at Collier-Seminole State Park: >>Rent a canoe Paddle down the Blackwater River through a mangrove forest toward the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy birding, shing (salt water license required) or just a relaxing paddle in this outdoor wonderland. Rentals available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. >>Hike 11 miles of trails Experience pine atwoods, cypress areas and rare royal palm hammocks. One of three trails is interpretative, another allows for off-road biking, and a third has a remote campsite. Be sure to stop to register at the ranger station for the two longer trails and call ahead to reserve the campsite. Trails are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The park also offers picnicking, birding, shing, camping, a boat ramp and a chance to see the historic walking dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 NEWS A19 Rx email@example.com Rub a dub dub: Mortals in a tub. And how do you think they got there? I dont mean to rub you the wrong way, to do the disservice of a rub of your nose in an indecent dimension. I only desire descant without descent into dissension. I want to rub elbows with you. I want to rub shoulders with you. One object moving, over and against one object stationary, along the surface, with pressure: Ah, theres the rub. It is the agony and the ecstasy. We remember the agony of obstruction, the rub that is abrasion of uneven surface upon another. Serenity is marred. The difficult ensues. This is no rubber bullet. This rubbing in is rubbing out, lethal. We find ourselves wandering in the night, sleepless, rubbing our hands to rub away damned spots of guilty body fluids unnamed and unidentified. And if we are unable to rub away the pain, we might obsessively examine rubbings, artifacts of memories etched stone walled in the archives of would be forgettings. Is this perseveration better than rubber rooms? Better yet is MUSINGS Rub 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.erasure, rubbing senseless into complete censure. Tabula rasa, no more and always less. Rub a dub: Dub. My mouth is moving and sounds emerge, but all is rubbed senseless, origin and original meaning rubbed out. Superimposed aural rubbings rule. The sense of emergent sound and meaning rub against the deaf receiver. Misinterpretation is reified, dubbed onto oral cavity rubbings. A foreign rubber universe is laid over me, like a masking shroud. Is this the cost of contact? Is this the rub? Who can win in this? How can there be peace, or merely dtente? I would even strong arm into victory to make it stop. Perhaps the rubber match is not incendiary. Perhaps the tie need not be broken. The rubbers that erase and sterilize, that disconnect and insulate, simultaneously protect, allowing some rub, some connection of limited trust and thrust. Is this not a service? Do not mothers everywhere caution their children to wear their rubbers? The rub is rubbing off on me. Rub does not only name abrasion, after all. It is Russian currency and good Ugandan meat spice. It is Libyan date syrup lusciously lapping wheat flour cakes. It is lineament and the applying of lineament by skilled fingers. Rubbing is creative pattern making. Rubbing is genesis of ecstasy. I have seen the aerial roots of rubber trees. I imagine them mutually rubbing earth and sky, profligate yet unashamed. They are connecting the unconnectable even as they prepare to create the rubbery stuff of ultimate disconnection and insulation. Such is the rub. I have hope that my words can rub you the right way, fingers upon desire, ultimate agonists altering reception of worlds. Rubbing the Aladdins lamp, I wish into existence twin bodies in embrace, rapt, wrapped. Afloat upon an ostensibly external sea they are kaleidoscopic yantra dancings. Apart from the rub they are not. The rub is their nesting, their mingling and tingling and rampant song drumming. The rub at their single heart center is intolerable, inexorable, demanding and madness. With it they cannot go on. Without it they merely evaporate: senescent, evanescent, ephemeral, inconclusive. But even then I would be the recognizing of it anywhere. It is every where and when and how, closer than the air that rubs us into being. It is we, clean and afloat in the rub a dub tub. Shakespeare says it: To die, to sleep. To sleep: Perchance to dream: Ah, theres the rub. give your feet some love! Text NBS to 47201 for special offers! Marketplace at Pelican Bay (near Steinmart) 239-596-8788 e at Pelican Bay ( near Steinmart ) 2395968788 Text NBS to 47201 Te for special offers! Marketplace at P MADE IN USA
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Know what you haveA detailed home inventory makes sense, especially in storm season. B9 Inside the News Touring the new home of the daily, and more business to-dos. B7 & 8 On the MoveSee whos going where and doing what. B4 Thursday night, June 18, in a conference room at the Naples Hilton with Van Halens Right Now playing in the background, 30 teens sat in a circle laughing and crying as their weeklong adventure came to an end. Having just participated in the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerces Youth Leadership Collier, an intense program that begins with teambuilding exercises, follows with visits to local businesses and concludes with a graduation dinner, their emotion was expected. But what was even more amazing to witness was that in a matter of six short days, these young adults from different area high schools formed such a close-knit network you would think theyd known one another since kindergarten. Seventeen-year-old Cally Parks of Barron Collier High School said it best. We were complete strangers a week ago, and by the next day we were all friends and family, she said through tears. The point of Youth Leadership Collier is to empower students to become effective leaders and, by showcasing the community to them in a new way, encourage them to return to Naples to start their career. Victoria Barner, 17, of Community School of Naples, thought shed just learn some new leadership techniques when in fact she learned so much more about herself, her fellow youth and her community. It was a visit to Arthrex during the week that really opened her eyes. You dont really consider Naples to be a huge hub of business, Victoria reflected on graduation night. But toYouth Leadership Collier grads reflect on a full, fulfilling week t t POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS firstname.lastname@example.org SEE POWER POINTS, B3 The scoop on Euro tourism: Its up, its down, its good Unless youre immersed in it daily, data about European tourism from any number of Southwest Florida sources might be confusing. Variables are many, and head-counting methods are not identical county to county. For example, based on numbers provided by the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau, European visitors increased by nearly 25 percent in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period last year, while numbers from the Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau indicate a 4.6 percent increase. During the same period, the total number of passengers enplaning and deplaning Air Berlin, which flies direct from Dusseldorf to Southwest Florida International Airport, was off by 24 percent. Dont go by that number, cautioned Nancy Hamilton, director of communications for the Lee County VCB, which also is known as The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. Most of our visitors come in through domestic connecting flights. Even so, when Collier Countys Tourism Development Council voted unanimously in early June to tap $414,836 of a county emergency fund for a domestic summer advertising campaign, one reason cited, in addition to overall tourism being off every month to date in 2009, was that international requests for tourism information have dropped off. No matter who you talk to, however, this much is clear: Courting travelers from afar is a hugely competitive business in Southwest Florida and, indeed, across the United States. European tourists account for roughly 10 percent of our visitors during the year, with more coming from the United Kingdom during the summer months and from Germany in the fall and winter.We EuropeansIn the 1980s, Lee Countys tourism arm paid for marketing representation in Germany and the United Kingdom. The effort was so successful that offices were opened in both locations. Collier County recently followed suit, adding a full-time marketing person in both locations last year. That turned out to be an extremely good investment, said Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades CVB. In Collier County, 187,790 guests visited from Europe in 2008, an increase of 32.8 percent over the previous year. Hoteliers and area tourism professionals BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE TOURISM, B14 International business is up for us, and in many cases its now coming direct (instead of through a tour operator or other referral). Cathy Christopher, director of sales and marketing, The Inn on Fifth COURTESY PHOTOThe Inn on Fifth is popular among European travelers because of its downtown location close to shops and restaurants, as well as its proximity to the beach. Eco-tourism destinations such as Port of the Islands, above, are also popular among visitors from abroad.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 Frank Dolley has been loyal to the Hyatt Corp. for nine years. He has helped manage its hotels and resorts since a few days after graduating from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island with a degree in hotel and restaurant management. He went wherever Hyatt needed him, be it Orlando or San Diego. I love it, he said. I like hosting people, taking care of people. I like seeing smiles on their faces. Ive always been told I show a lot of passion in my job.This year he took on a new position, the general manager of Hyatt Place Coconut Point in Estero, a 108-room hotel inside the sprawling Coconut Point mall, a magnet for locals and tourists alike.(The Coconut Point mall) is a selling point, Mr. Dolley said. Other than having an ocean in your backyard, I cant ask for anything better than this. It sells itself. Its the first time Mr. Dolley, 31, has been responsible for all the day-to-day operations of a hotel. Its very unique, very different, Mr. Dolley said. Theres so much for me to learn. The Hyatt Place brand one of eight owned by Hyatt Corp. is structured without separate housekeeping, restaurant and human resources departments like many other hotels. With the help of one assistant, Mr. Dolley finds himself playing many roles. Its a streamlined approach to management. The hotels 20 employees are divided into three groups all working under Mr. Dolley: housekeeping, maintenance and gallery hosts, who simultaneously check guests in and work in the cafe. But all are considered hosts, meaning they interact with guests. Ultimately, Mr. Dolley feels, that means a better experience for guests, because it reduces the disconnectedness and confusion that can result in having many departments all working to help one guest. Everyone does everything, he explained. I provide the service the guest wants on their terms. If you need something were going to do it, but we dont have a (separate) department to do it for you. The Hyatt Place brand is also built around a concept called purposeful service, which means taking a personal interest in guests comfort. Purposeful is about greeting guests, making contact, sharing a moment, sharing a compliment, Mr. Dolley said. To that end, his first stop every morning after doing a walk through on the property is the hotels 24-hour caf, where he mingles with guests at breakfast. Hes not hard to spot: a dapper gentleman with a friendly smile in a pressed suit and tie. After breakfast, its hard to know where to find him. He might be handling a food and beverage order or health department inspection, calling a landscaping crew, training a new employee or even being a bell-hop if needed. The hotel had a soft opening on Feb. 24 with season in full swing. Things had slowed down by the time of the grand opening April 2. Weekdays are generally filled with business travelers, while weekends bring transient visitors, Mr. Dolley said mostly from Southwest Florida and some from the East Coast. I think this year you see a lot of people taking local trips, he said. Mr. Dolley has lived in the area for four years, but grew up in Beverly, Mass. A gogetter from the get go, his first job was a paper route for the Beverly Times. I made bank, Mr. Dolley said, meaning that he earned a lot of cash, at least for what the job was. I was very eager. He also made bank working at a Bells grocery store, then at a Friendlys restaurant and in college as a fine-dining server at Grappa, an Italian restaurant. As soon as he graduated from Johnson & Wales, Mr. Dolley was assigned to a management position at a Hyatt brand hotel in Orlando. I liked Florida, he said. Id vacationed here before. Then he was transferred to a Hyatt brand hotel in Loyola, Calif., where he worked for nine months, before heading to the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego. Four years ago, he was transferred to the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, as a front office manager and executive housekeeping manager. His wife, Joyce, still works there, right across the street. Originally, Mr. Dolley had planned to go into hotel ownership. But now he says that dream is on hold as he focuses on an even brighter future: a 10-yearold daughter, 2-year-old son, and one more on the way. When not working, he might be picking up one of his suits he buys them from Mens Wearhouse at Coconut Point from the dry cleaner. But more often than not, hes with his family. If its going to the beach, sitting in the pool, shopping, I am just basically engaging with whats going on in their lives, he said. 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Founded in Treviso, Italy, in 1986, Piola has five other U.S. locations (New York, Miami, Miami Beach, Hallandale Beach and Washington, D.C.) as well as locations in Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico. There are plans for future restaurants in the midtown section of Atlanta and in Istanbul, Turkey. Piola cuisine is rigorously Italian, specializing in thin-crust, brick oven pizzas prepared with homemade dough and original combinations of the freshest ingredients. Piola also offers a selection of fresh made salads, carpacci and Italian pastas. Hours in The Mercato are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Call 592-5056. This is Your Business Parking Lot!Commercial space is now available for lease at competitive rates at The Resort at MarinaVillage, where your customers will include residents, guests, vacationers, boaters and others from around the world. The twostory promenade is perfect for specialty enterprises. 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Its amazing to see that people who actually do that, Jaime said.The Neighborhood Health Clinic also made an impression on 18-yearold Cindy Rivas of Golden Gate High School. Its really hard for me to cry, but this place got to me, she confessed. Hearing Nancy Lascheid discuss her passion to provide medical services to the low-income, working, uninsured people of Collier County touched my heart and energized me to think that whatever I do, its going to be about helping other people, because thats the biggest satisfaction you can ever feel. Since 2005, Youth Leadership Collier has been helping young adults to create networks and resources within their community. This year 76 students applied for 30 positions. The program is offered every June. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org. POWERPOINTSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO Youth Leadership Collier Class of 2009 Youth Leadership Collier Class of 2009Blanca Abney Victoria Barner Lucy-Marie Bruns Catherine Calyore Jaime Ceron Alison Chauvette Chelsea DeRose Nasha Etienne Adelene Exceus Carolyn Flewelling Franklyn Francois Kevin Havemeier Dillon Hazel Emily Lamb Olivia LeClair Pedro Lora Andrew McIntosh Andrew Nelson Anabel Ocanas Tomy Olivarez Tyler Paine Cally Parks Gabriella Passidomo Cindy Rivas Jorgia Stone Kristin Tenreiro Nicholas Thorstenson Katrina Varela Johnathan Wimberly Sarah Zion Now, thats Italian!
Merida HinesTyler has opened a new studio for her Naples-based eventplanning firm, Deck the Halls. Summer hours for the studio at 1998 Trade Center Way in North Naples are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. TuesdayThursday or by appointment. Deck the Halls coordinates individual and corporate events, as well as weddings, galas and holiday dcor in Naples and Washington, D.C. Allstate agents John Books and Renee Moisan have received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for their commitment to helping others in the community. With this award comes a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the YMCA of Palms, where Mr. Books and Ms. Moisan volunteer.Six attorneys from the Naples office of the law firm of Roetzel & Andress have been named Florida Super Lawyers by Law and Politics magazine. They are: John Blakely and Cathy Reiman of the Business Litigation Practice Group; Carson McEachern and Joseph Zaks of the Wealth Transfer and Succession Planning Practice Group; Robert Pritt in Public Law; and Stephen Thompson in Real Estate and Land Use. Roetzel & Andress has more than 220 attorneys in t11 offices throughout Florida, Ohio and Washington, D.C. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 ON THE MOVE Law & Order Insurance Chambers of Commerce Nonpro t Organizations Event Planning The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce announces the following appointments to its board of directors: Mike Carrigan, CEO/president, TIB Bank; Murray Hendel, president, Collier County Presidents Council; Bob Murray; Colleen Murphy, senior VP/managing director, Gibraltar Private Bank; and John Schmieding, general counsel, Arthrex. In addition, board member Michael Wynn of Sunshine Ace Hardware is the new vice-chair/marketing. Tiffany Esposito and Ryan Uhler have joined the staff of the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, effective July 1. A 2009 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Ms. Esposito will be the chambers communications manager; Mr. Uhler, a 2006 FGCU graduate, will be the marketing manager. Ms. Esposito served as president of Florida Public Relations Association at FGCU and is a member of the American Advertising Federation of Southwest Florida. While a student, Mr. Uhler volunteered at WGCU Public Media. He previously was the marketing manager for Island Air Heating and Cooling Inc.The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce announces the following members of the 2010 class of Leadership Collier, a nine-month program that begins in September: Jeffrey Ahren, $90ARE YOUR WINDOWS BRINGING YOU DOWN?$200Insulated Low E Windowsstarting at Hurricane Impact Windowsstarting atLET US HELP YOU KEEP THEM UP!VISIT OUR SHOWROOM OR SCHEDULE AN (OFF METRO PKWY) FORT MYERS, FL239.332.7170Toll Free: 866-279-3158 www.gswindow.net $22500 Replacement Interior Doors Decorative Entry DoorsDecorative glass exterior doors Impact exterior doors Decorative glass insertsas low as as low as as low as for as little asinstalled$3800$38500 $33000 WINDOWS | INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DOORS | HARDWARE | MOULDINGS INCLUDING CROWN, CHAIR RAIL, BASEBOARDS AND CASING | WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENT AND REPAIRS | IN HOUSE INSTALLATION, SERVICE AND DELIVERY Legal Aid Service of Collier County; James Anderson, RWA Inc.; Chris Armstrong, Lifes Next Steps; Earle Borman, Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers; Clay Brooker, Cheffy Passidomo, P.A.; Daniel Brown, BanyanBrown Solutions Inc.; James Butler, Grey Oaks Country Club; Raymond Cabral, John R. Wood Realtors; David Corban, Gregg Development of Naples; Joseph Cunningham, Turrell, Hall & Associates; Robert deCastro, Lemon Tree Inn; Mari DeWees, Florida Gulf Coast University; Taylor Forrest, Barron Collier Companies; Norman Gentry, DeAngelis Diamond Construction; Tate Haire, Wells Fargo Bank; Erika Hinson, NCH Healthcare System; Vacharee Howard, PACE Center for Girls at Immokalee; Mark Iannarelli, Wasmer, Schroeder & Company; Michelle Jones, Adventure Training Concepts; Lavigne Kirkpatrick, Avow Hospice; Michele Klinowski, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; David Kreve, Physicians Regional Medical Center; Kyle Langbehn, Marine Max; Dan Lavender, Moorings Park Inc.; Jeanette Lombardi, Jeanette M. Lombardi, P.A.; Rachel Loukonen, Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan, & Crown; Shelley Lund, Florida Weekly; Anne Marchetti, Account-Ability Consulting; Janeice Martin, State Courts System; Andrew Meulenberg, Barron Collier Partnership; Carla Mills, Maverick Health; Teresa Morgenstern, WordPlay Inc.; Linda Oberhaus, Shelter for Abused Women & Children; Cindy Obrecht, Arthrex Inc.; Carol Sheehy, Prudential Florida Realty; Annalise Smith, Sunshine Pharmacy; Toni Sparkman, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co.; Mary Jo Spartz Naples News Media Group; Stephanie Spell, Collier County Sheriffs Office; Alina Stanciu, Advanced Eye Care & Laser Center; Dan Summers, Collier County Government; Marc VanDam, The Hilton Naples; and Jason Vogel, CH2M Hill OMI.Susan Mainwaring has been appointed executive director of Classic Chamber Concerts, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing world-class music at affordable prices to adults and students in Collier County. Ms. Mainwaring has 11 years of experience serving the local nonprofit arts community. She has worked as an arts management consultant with the Arsenault Gallery, Marco Island Historical Society and Sally M. Woliver & Associates. Katie Sproul has been named chairman of the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame Advisory Board for 2009. Ms. Sproul is the vice president of real estate for Barron Collier Companies. Joining her on the advisory board are: Craig Sherman, executive vice president/chief loan officer of Bank of Florida Corp.; Lisa Barnett Van Dien, attorney with Cheffy, Passidomo, Wilson & Johnson LLP; Wilma Boyd, president/ CEO of Preferred Travel of Naples; Carleton Case, vice president, business development of Brown & Brown Benefits; Kristin Conroy, attorney with Conroy, Conroy & Durrant; Clay Cone, president of Cone Communications Company; John English, PE, vice president/principal of WilsonMiller Inc.; Paul Jones, M.D.; and Jerry Nichols, executive vice president of Brown & Brown Benefits. MAINWARING SPROUL HINES-TYLER ESPOSITO UHLER
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 RE B5 YP Naples members will meet for speed net working beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at The Melting Pot, 2950 Ninth St. North. Members will gather for Talkin Over Tapas from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at IM Tapas, 965 Fourth Ave. North. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about YP Naples, visit www.ypnaples.com. LeeCollier Networkers meets for lunch onc e a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting June 26) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (next meeting July 9) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance. www. leecolliernet.com. T he Eastern Collier County Chamber o f Commerce and Fisher & Phillips LLP will host a breakfast briefing on 2009 changes in employment laws Wednesday, July 1, at the Seminole Casino in Immokalee. The event is open to the public and will be of interest to in-house counsel, human resource professionals, business owners, risk managers, CEOs and anyone who wants to learn about new labor laws. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will go from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. Call 657-3237 or email ecoc@ comcast.net for reservations. The next A c celerated Networking Luncheon for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Cost is $15, and reservations must be made by June 25. www.napleschamber.org/evenbts. The N aples Area Professional League o f Executive Services, N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www.naplesgroup.net. T he Jewish Business Network of Sou thwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month (next meeting July 10) from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky in BUSINESS MEETINGS 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : email@example.com If an ACCIDENT gets you off course Remember.......ALL ROADS LEAD TO US YEARS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS WELCOME ON-SITE RENTALS STATE OF THE ART PAINT BOOTHS DIGITAL PAINT MATCHING SYSTEM DIGITAL MEASURED FRAME MACHINES PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE O ces to go in 24 hours as low as $500! 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To RSVP and for information about how to pay in advance, call 433-7708 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Table sponsorships are available for the 2 00910 program year of Wake Up Naples the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerces popular and informative monthly networking breakfast meeting. Held the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Naples Hilton, Wake Up Naples presents a valuable networking opportunity as well as guest speakers who address issues important to Collier Countys business climate. Jack Wert of the Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades Convention and Visitor Bureau will be the guest speaker the first meeting of the new program year on July 15. Guest speaker Aug. 19 will be Nancy Peyton of Friends of the Florida Panther. Table sponsors receive four reserved seats and table signage at each of the seasons 10 breakfast meetings. For more information, e-mail Brenda OConnor at Brenda@napleschamber.org. The next Busines s Af ter Five meeting for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Capital Grille in The Mercato. Register online at www.napleschamber.org/events. T he Direct Selling Womens Allianc e Southwest Florida Area Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of every month (next meeting July 21) from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nonna Regina Italian Restaurant in North Naples. Cost is $5 and does not include lunch. Chapter president is Mindy Idaspe. For more information, call 248-9704 or e-mail email@example.com. T he Neapolitan Chapter of the American Busines s Womens Association will meet to induct officers and enjoy casino night from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Hilton Naples. For more information, call 513-4652, e-mail info@abwaneapolitan. org or visit www.abwaneapolitan.org. Busines s Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. Goal Set t ers Business Network International holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. For information, call Lola Moore at 398-3006 or Kelly Salmons at 597-0787. The Florida Festival and Events Association is holding its 2009 convention and trade show Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 5-7, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. Event professionals from around the country will address topics including: Advanced Sponsorship Strategies How to Harness the Power of MultiCultural Marketing Website Marketing 101 Site Operations Management Assembling Special Event Committees for Today Entertainment Breaking it Down Social Media Lets Give em Something to Talk About Times are Hard Take Advantage FFEA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting and promoting more than 750 festivals, events and fairs in Florida through education and networking.The FFEA Convention and Trade Show is in its 15th year. Registration is $395 for full delegates and exhibitors and includes the welcome reception, two lunches, two dinners, evening socials and late-night hospitality hours. Day rates are also available.For more information, call (561) 7367071 or go to www.ffea.com. Florida Festival and Events Association will hold annual convention in Bonita Springs
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Worth $50 or $2? y y o e I C o., n os, ck s is z m e v e s. stud i n h an 6 m Som e ar e s i le Kn ow with Fooli youll be ent nifty prize! J. Dudley Goodlette and Kevin Coleman have announced plans going forward for Goodlette, Coleman, Johnson, Yovanovich & Koester, P.A., the Naples-based law firm they founded in January 1996. Specifically, effective July 1: Mr. Goodlette will retire from the firm and from the active practice of law in Naples in favor of remaining chief of staff of the Office of the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives; The firm, with 13 attorneys under the leadership of Mr. Coleman as managing partner and existing full equity partners Richard Yovanovich and Edmond Koester, will be renamed Coleman, Yovanovich & Koester, P.A.; Partner and co-founder Kenneth Johnson will retire from full-time practice while remaining Of Counsel to the firm; Attorneys William Burke, Gregory Urbancic and Matthew Grabinski will become full equity partners in the firm. It is impossible to adequately express our appreciation for Dudleys contributions to this firm and this community, Mr. Coleman said. But we truly respect his desire to pursue his public service career. We intend to honor him by sustaining this firms commitment to community service.As he moves into the public arena, Mr. Goodlette said, I would not be where I am today without the support of my law partners. They have encouraged me every step of the way In many ways, they are family, and it will be my privilege to refer business to them and to celebrate their continued success.Mr. Goodlette has received numerous community service awards and has served on the Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and as president of the Collier County Bar Association, governor of the Florida Bar and fellow of the American Bar Foundation, among many professional roles. He served as state representative for District 76 in Southwest Florida from November 1998 through November 2006. Headquartered at 4001 N. Tamiami Trail, Coleman Yovanovich & Koester can be reached by calling 435-3535 or by visiting www.gcjlaw.com. Dudley Goodlette will retire from firm he co-founded in 1996GOODLETTE The South Florida Water Management District will hold a workshop for smallbusiness owners who are interested in learning about the districts procurement process and its Small Business Enterprise program. At How to do Business with the District, business owners and executives will be able to meet with SFWMD contract specialists and purchasing agents in one-on-one sessions. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 30, at the districts Big Cypress Basin Service Center in Poinciana Professional Park, 2640 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Call (866) 922-8923. Small businesses invited to learn about working with the SFWMD
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 BUSINESS B7 Casino Night with the CBIA at Knotts PlasteringThe inside scoop at the new home of the Naples Daily NewsA press conference and tour organized by PRACCJohn Dean and Trish Hoffelder Brent Fox and Linda Melton Joe Foster, Kathy Guyitt and Dave Arter Margie Hapke, Mollie Page, Trista Meister and Margaret Eadington John Cianfaglione, John Harris and Jeremy Johnson Donna Heiser, Ginny Cooper and Rochelle Youmans Melinda and Frank Harrison Mary Jo Spartz and Nancy Farris Dagher Stephanie Stakely and Kasey Hill Dick Borel, Jonathan Utz and Bob SandyNETWORKING MELANIE GLISSON / FLORIDA WEEKLY CINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 NETWORKING The Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwest Florida The Road to Recovery2009-2010 board of directors installation dinner A traveling seminar sponsored by the CBIABill Wendle and Kelly Headle Brett Brown, Terri and Al Speach Tom Lykos and Doug Buck Jeff Rymer and Sonya Finer Jeff Bartlette and Stan Kennedy Mike and Barbara Mangapro, Delphine Couchman and Terry Griggs Terrilyn Van Gorder and Al Zichella Fred Sahapoglu and Bill Varian Craig Hallam, Howard Nelson and Tom BudzynPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY DAVID MICHAEL / 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.
While no one can predict whether or not their home will be affected by hurricanes, tropical storms or tornadoes, home owners and renters can make sure their property and belongings are properly protected throughout the Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and goes through November. Regardless of whether you own or rent, this question should be very important to you: If disaster struck your home, would you know what you owned? Remember that even though it can take years to collect your possessions, they could be gone in a split second if a hurricane or tornado hits. If your home, condo or apartment is damaged or destroyed in a storm, an accurate and up-to-date inventory of your belongings can help make the recovery process easier on you and your family. The following steps for taking a home inventory are recommended by Allstate Insurance Company: 1. Whenever possible, make sure your home inventory includes photographs or video of your belongings. If you have a video camera, update each room in your house periodically, focusing on individual items and taking additional video of smaller items like jewelry, silver and other valuables or keepsakes. The same recommendations apply if youre using a conventional camera. Be sure to be thorough when taking pictures of your belongings. 2. Include with any picture or video inventory a detailed, written account of what you own. Be as specific as possible, including make, model, serial numbers, receipts and date of purchase whenever you can. If you dont have pictures, a written home inventory list is better than no inventory, but make sure you are as detailed as possible. 3. Store your home inventory list and video/photos somewhere away from your home. If you have a bank safety deposit box, keep your list there. If you dont have a safety deposit box, ask a friend or relative to keep your inventory list in a safe place. Allstate recommends that wherever you store your home inventory list, make sure its far enough away from your home that it wont be lost in the same event that may destroy your house. However, make sure your home inventory list is kept close enough so that it is easily accessible to you when you need it. 4. Be sure to update your home inventory after any major purchase or gift. You should be updating your home inventory periodically anyway, but make special effort to do so after any major purchase, holidays or birthdays. 5. If time permits, share your home inventory with your insurance agent so that he or she can help you decide if your coverage meets your needs. REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Detailed home inventory essential for easing recovery after a stormNew model opens in Esperia South tower at Bonita Bay Esperia South facing Estero BayCOURTESY PHOTOThe Lutg ert Companies has introduced its newest model residence in Esperia South at Bonita Bay. On the towers 25th floor, the two-bedroomplus-den, three-bath Residence 2502 has 2,730 square feet of interior space, complemented by 320 square feet of outdoor space on two terraces. The great room and dining room share an L-shaped space that opens onto a screened terrace overlooking Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The two rooms, as well as foyer, kitchen and family room, also share dark wood flooring. The great rooms conversation area is bordered by a wall that has been finished as an entertainment center and a wall of glass that overlooks the water. The residences views and spacious feel are enhanced by 11-foot-tall ceilings throughout most of the home. Centered between the dining room and family room, the kitchen has granite counters, a side-by-side refrigerator, electric range and a breakfast bar that separates it from the family room. The family room adjoins an open terrace that faces the Bonita Bay community to the east. The master suite enjoys a western view of the Gulf. On the opposite side of the residence, the guest suite opens SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE ESPERIA, B15
BONITA / ESTERO 26269 S. Tamiami Trail 239-498-9200 SANIBEL 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-472-2411 CHARLESTON SQUARE 225 Banyan Blvd. 239-643-3636 e symbol of local knowledge MOORINGS 215 Mooringline Dr 256 on Water, No Bridges to Gulf, 2 docks w/lifts plus jet ski lift. Totally renovated & stunning. open kitchen. 5/4 (H4144) The Candito Group, 404-4859 $2,950,000 MOORINGS 555 Riviera Dr A rare $2,295,000 QUAIL WEST 6265 Highcroft Dr $1,995,000 PINE R IDGE 611 Gordonia Rd Unique Very private. Expansive tropical lanai/pool Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $1,595,000 T ERRACINA 488 Terracina Way This Suzzanne Gary, 682-5285 $1,495,000 L IVINGSTON WOODS 6510 Sable Ridge Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $1,350,000 T IBURON $1,295,000 IMP ERIAL G OLF E STATES $1,150,000 G OLDEN G ATE E STATES Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $999,000 PARK S HORE $997,000 S EAGATE Nandy Miller, 248-4414 $899,500 NAP LES L AKES C OUNTRY C LUB $889,000 C OVE TOW ERS 425 Cove Tower Dr, #1001 views over the Gulf, Bay & Naples skyline. $875,000 MONTEREY $874,900 MOORINGS 2400 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #804 $849,000 MOORINGS Nr. pv beach club Circle drive, dble garage. WATERSIDE A T B AY B EACH 4192 Bay the sky. Enjoy 2 terraces (1 screened, 1 open) w/views of the Gulf, Buccaneer Lagoon & Estero $800,000 IMP ERIAL S HORES 4865 Regal Dr A Boaters $799,900 MOORINGS Nandy Miller, 248-4414 $799,000 C ROSSINGS tropical heated pool, serene preserve view. $795,000 PELICAN B AY $699,900 IMP ERIAL G OLF E STATES with attention to every detail. This spacious $695,000 WATERSIDE A T B AY B EACH 4198 Bay Beach Ln, #164 Corner unit with Golf Course, Bay & Gulf views. Updated with granite counters & brand new stainless appliances. Enjoy $649,900 WATERSIDE A T B AY B EACH 4141 Bay Beach Ln, #464 Exquisite waterfront delight. $610,000 OLD NAP LES Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $575,000 S ATURNIA L AKES Extended lanai, pool w/south exposure, $549,000 WORTHINGTON This popular Arthur Rutenberg Monterey Diane Rudd, 851-6918 $549,000 B AYFRONT Barbara Morley, 269-6966 $549,000 MOORINGS $549,000 GLEN E DEN view west of 41. Minutes to beaches, $544,900 MOORINGS 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Suzanne Garry, 682-5285 $517,000 PARKRIDGE $499,900 F AIRVIE W I SLES 125 Albatross St beautiful beach. Totally renovated. New $499,000 MOORINGS 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N, $499,000 WILSHIRE L AKES with heated pool located in a neighborhood $495,000 June 28th OPEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellow e symbol of local knowledgeFOREST G LEN att garage. Golf course & preserve views. Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $489,000 IMP ERIAL G OLF E STATES lanai w/rock waterfalls cascading over the $487,000 THE C OLONY $484,000 MOORINGS 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #116 1/2 blk to beach. #104 includes deeded boat $479,000 G OLDEN G ATE E STATES $474,900 LITTLE H ICKORY S HORES $474,900 T HE C OLONY A T PELICAN LANDING lake, sunset & golf view. Wet bar, 10ceilings, $460,000 C OUNTRY C LUB OF NAP LES Large corner lot w/oaks & tropical foliage, tile Lisa Richardson, 250-8008 $459,000 S TONEBRIDGE Stonebridge Golf & Country Club offers a with purchase of property. Stunning Villa with $449,500 MOORINGS 2600 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #21 Gorgeous updated Bayfront unit. New kitchen & baths, Beautifully turnkey furnished. Repeat $444,000 PELICAN B AY unit with beautiful view of lake & fountains, Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $439,000 R OYAL H ARBOR, Elli Taylor, 860-2064 $415,000 PAL M R IVER 542 Cypress Way E $399,900 L ELY COUNTRY C LUB doors, large lanai w/pool & spa, fresh paint, Elli Taylor, 860-2064 $399,900 NAPLES IMP CO LITTLE F AR MS 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $399,000 FIDDLERS C REEK Elli Taylor, 860-2064 $389,000 V ILLAGE WALK featuring white tile, high ceilings, newer a/c Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $385,000 V ILLAGE WALK 4402 Novato Ct Well $375,000 WORTHINGTON upgraded with sought after southern lake exposure. Long fairway views. Heated pool, Diane Rudd, 851-6918 $365,000 B AYFRONT 2008 decor & furnishings. Steps to 5th Ave Barbara Morley, 269-6966 $359,900 V INEYARDS 665 Vintage Reserve Cir, $350,000 A CREAGE country living in the heart of Estero. Easy 4/2 (H4201) $350,000 PELICAN MARSH 2110 Arielle Dr, #108 Sunny southern exposure overlooking Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $339,900 GLEN E AGLE 224 Glen Eagle Cir Golf diag tile, coffer ceilings, water softener, pool/ $339,900 WORTHINGTON tennis included. $339,500 WORTHINGTON Diane Rudd, 851-6918 $335,000 WORTHINGTON Dr All updated w/new kitchen inc. new cabinet fronts, newer s/s appliances, newer washer & dryer, neutral carpetnicely turnkey $329,900 B EARS PA W 812 Wildwood Ln, #812 southern exposure of this residence is an outstanding feature, along with granite $320,000 IMP ERIAL G OLF E STATES Wonderful kitchen, high ceilings & beautiful $319,000 WORTHINGTON Diane Rudd, 851-6918 $299,500 WILLOUGHBY A CRES $284,900 PARK S HORE 4150 Bellaire Ln, #110 Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $279,000 GLEN E AGLE attached villa with extended lanai and lots of Elli Taylor, 860-2064 $275,000 THE S TRAND walk-in closets, Lakefront, Electric shutters, $270,000 MOORINGS Steps across the Blvd to the beach or walk to Nandy Miller, 248-4414 $250,000 OLD NAPLES 616 Fifth Avenue S. 239-434-0101 CENTRAL NAPLES 3255 Tamiami Trail N. 239-261-6622 U PTOWN 2600 Immokalee Rd. 239-598-0059June 28th OPEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellowwww.JohnR Wood.com
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Ms. Cameron, a longtime Naples resident, has been involved in real estate since 1981 and was a top producer with Coldwell Banker for 10 years. In 1991, she established the residential division at Cameron Real Estate. She will work from Premier sales office at The Village on Venetian Bay. Ms. Reed, a member of NABOR, will work from the Premier office on Vanderbilt Beach Road. She has 10 years of experience in the residential building industry as co-owner of a tile and marble company contracted for remodel projects. Mr. Flowers has 13 years of real estate experience in Marco Island and will be work from the Premier office at The Esplanade. Mr. Pearson has worked in real estate for 13 years, belongs to NABOR and will work from the Premier office at The Village on Venetian Bay. >> Top performers for May at Florida Home Realty were Andrew Occhipinti in sales and Eric Gustafson in listings. The agencys newest real estate agents are Michael Jordan and Tina Adiska. >> Sheree Goldenbaum is the newest agent in the Naples office of VIP Realty Group. Ms. Goldenbaum worked in accounting and finance for 23 years. >> Christopher Adkins, Misty Cleek, Doug DeCaster, Joyce Dobbert, Brad Polacek, Corey Stranger and Deborah Wine have joined John R. Wood Inc., Realtors. Mr. Adkins, Ms. Cleek, Ms. Dobbert and Ms. Wine are based in the agencys Uptown office; Mr. Stranger and Mr. DeCaster are in the Old Naples office; and Mr. Polacek is in the Bonita Springs office. >> Leonard Stagoski has been named sales manager at Bentley Village, A Classic Residence by Hyatt. He has 15 years of experience in sales and hotel hospitality, including two years with Classic Residence by Hyatt. Sue Weber has joined Bentley Village as a sales counselor and brings 10 years of experience in golf communities to the job. Margaret Wilson has also joined Bentley Village as a sales counselor, bringing seven years of experience in the senior living industry. REAL ESTATE BRIEFS ADISKA WINE GOLDENBAUM GUSTAFSON JORDAN DOBBERT STAGOSKI OCCHIPINTI STRANGER DECASTER WILSON WEBER Doubletree earns Two Palms The Doubletree Guest Suites Naples has become the first Doubletree in Florida to be designated as a Two-Palm Green Lodge by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection under Floridas Green Lodging Program. Our team is committed to pursuing and reinventing ways to reduce, reuse and recycle as part of our ongoing effort to protect the environment and preserve of the earths resources for future generations to enjoy, said Jennifer Robbins, general manager of the Naples property at 12200 Tamiami Trail N. Edison State gets gold for green effortsThe Early Childhood Development Center on the Naples campus of Edison State College is the first Gold Level LEED-certified building in Collier County. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Program rating system, developed in 1998 by the U.S. Green Building Council, rates environmentally sustainable construction in areas pf site selection, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and design process. In March 2010 the Collier campus of ESC will host its second annual community GreenFest to educate area residents on practical green solutions for everyday life.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 love Europeans and attend trade shows internationally ITB Berlin is the largest and domestically to court them. In general, European visitors stay longer than guests arriving from within the United States, an average of six days versus three days. Direct business with no middle party receiving compensation say, returning guests who first came at the recommendation of a travel agent or other referral is most desirable. International business is up for us, and in many cases its now coming direct, said Cathy Christopher, director of sales and marketing for The Inn on Fifth in downtown Naples. Some of the business from international operators is double what it was last year. Ms. Christopher said Europeans are attracted to the boutique leisure hotel because of its location in the heart of Old Naples with dining and shopping within walking distance. They love to dine out, drink, shop and go on golf outings, she said. They enjoy our main street location and often return with friends. Sun Stream Hotels & Resorts caters to visitors at different price points with Park Shore Resort, BellaSera Hotel and Port of the Islands Resort in Collier County and three properties DiamondHead Beach Resort, GullWing Beach Resort and Pointe Estero Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach. On the water in the Everglades, Port of the Islands fills a desire for eco-tourism. Weve seen a dramatic increase in interest from the German market in Port of the Islands, said Jennifer Seaborn, director of sales and marketing. Many have been to Naples before, but then they want to come back to really experience the Ten Thousand Islands, the fishing, an airboat ride or boating. Eco-tourism is a big draw. West Wind Inn on Sanibel receives a good number of European visitors looking for a tropical island vacation. Charlene Staton, director of sales, reports that Germany and Great Britain are the top two sources of European visitors for the inn, followed by France and Switzerland. In May, West Winds sales professionals attended Pow Wow, an international trade show held domestically, this year in Miami.Exchange rates a plusIn addition to lying by the pool, walking the beach and in general soaking up the suns rays, European guests are thrilled to cash in on favorable exchange rates. They come to shop. Miromar Outlets reports a steady flow of international traffic throughout the year, but more so from July through October. The upscale shopping outlet actively courts European shoppers, most recently running ads in Selling Long Haul, a travel publication in the U.K., and Florida Sun, a German lifestyle magazine. With the current campaign, they also offer travelers the opportunity to receive a Miromar Outlets gift card when they show their passports at the Visitor Information Kiosk. Jeff Staner, general manager at the outlets, said the center works closely with the Lee County VCB and its representatives in Europe. He said recent shoppers from abroad included a couple from England who have the outlets on their itinerary when they vacation in Southwest Florida every year. They said their shopping list for family and friends gets longer every year, he said, adding this years purchases included shirts, shorts, shoes and jeans. The Trianon hotel in Bonita Springs has established relationships with European tour operators. Darren Robertshaw, vice president of hospitality, has traveled to the trade shows for years and said that he doesnt need to any more. I used to go to the World Travel Market in London, ITB Berlin and Pow Wow, but right now weve signed up the major tour operators and are maintaining the relationships that we have, he said. The dollar being as weak as its been, Europeans are really coming over in droves. Mr. Robertshaw said many guests say for a month and start looking for land or a home to buy while theyre here.International marketing tipsPersons wanting to sell real estate to Europeans had better fine-tune their Internet search protocol, according to Jo Ellen Nash of Nash & Company Luxury Estates, a Downing-Frye Realtor. Resources are critical to getting foreign real estate buyers in the door, she said. To use the Internet to draw people, youd better use the right key words. A lot of investors over there might not know Naples. They know Miami, L.A. and Manhattan. They know Florida. When youre marketing internationally and you want to draw the traffic, thats the kind of information you need to refine. Ms. Nash, who has owned a real estate agency in Vail for more than 25 years, is familiar with the task of drawing interest from faraway lands. Shes hired a search engine optimization specialist to focus on Europe, and her Web sites are translatable in 10 languages. Shes sending representatives to a Russian trade show for the luxury market in the fall, and she printed brochures in German when a colleague went to Europe to meet with trade ambassadors recently. Business professionals are also nurturing international commerce. Four years ago, Dr. Juergen H. Hortwich helped form the European Business Council within the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce. A longtime member of the chamber, he received the inspiration following a successful trade junket to Europe with 35 professionals from Southwest Florida. Nobody in the surrounding chambers spoke German, and we just decided to go the extra step, he said. The venture has been so well received the group has 156 members that the council separated last year to focus solely on international business. Its Web site, www. ccebc.org, receives more than 9,000 hits a month and is also listed on the German consulates Web site in Miami. In October, a group of council members including a Realtor, mortgage broker, an immigration attorney and an accountant will visit six cities over seven days in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. The Cape Coral European Business Council works closely with area chambers of commerce and has one major fundraiser each year, the International Holiday Market in downtown Cape Coral (Dec. 3-5 this year). Air Berlin is the top sponsor. What we bring to the European market is different than what they see on CNN, Dr. Hortwich said. What they hear in the news about Southwest Florida is not always in the best interest of Southwest Florida Were bringing them helpful information. Della Booth, a council board member and Realtor with Time Realty in Cape Coral, has participated in trips with the council and plans to go in October. She went to ITB Berlin last year and said that efforts with five German real estate agents shes been corresponding with ever since have been positive. She e-mails a weekly report on opportunities in Southwest Florida, has had subsequent visits from people coming from Switzerland and Germany, and has sold real estate too.Its been a great venture that keeps getting better, she said of the European Business Council. We have such a large European base here already that the people we contact automatically feel a sense of ease. TOURISMFrom page 1 Beth Abraham (239) 206-6006Vineyards Resident New Home Specialist www.vineyardsnaples.com $35,000 Golf Membership Included 3 Bed/3 Bath 2541 Sq. Ft.$753,200 3 Bed/3.5 Bath 2919 Sq. Ft.$901,300 3 Bed/3 Bath 2690 Sq. Ft.$783,900 GENOA PALERMO ISABELLA
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 BUSINESS B15 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 ESPERIAFrom page 1onto a screened terrace that equipped with a summer kitchen. The third bedroom in the model is outfitted as a den. Residence 2502 in Esperia South is available for $1,850,000, including furniture and finishes by Antonacci Design Group. Other available residences in Esperia South range in size from 2,102 square feet and are priced from $660,000. Common amenities at Esperia South include a whirlpool, barbecue grills and outdoor bar with screened cabana and fireplace, as well as an expansive clubroom with bar and catering kitchen, 11-seat mini-theater, billiard room and health club with fitness center and steam and massage rooms. There are four suites for overnight guests and the managers residence. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc., the residential real estate division of The Lutgert Companies, exclusively represents The High-Rises at Bonita Bay. For more information, visit the sales center at the entrance to the community on U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs, call (866) 314-2838, or log onto www.BonitaBayHighRises.com. COURTESY PHOTOS The elegant living room overlooks beautiful Estero Bay. The foyer of Residence 2502 hints at the sophisticated design throughout the residence. The lanai overlooks the ninth hole of Bonita Bays Bay Island golf course. RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAThe Colony/La Scala .........................$3300 Pelican Landing/Florencia .................$3200 Miromar Lakes/Bellini ......................$2300 The Reserve/House ..........................$1650 Belle Lago/House ..............................$1500 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Bonita Bay ................................ from $1495 Rapallo ..................................... from $1200Furnished Annuals from $1200 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSBay Colony/Trieste ...........................$6500 The Vanderbilt .................................$6500 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$3850 Old Naples/Cambier Place .................$3500 Pelican Isle .......................................$2995 Park Shore Beach/Solamar ................$2200 Bayfront/Old Naples .........................$2200 Tiburon/Castillo ...............................$2200 Dunes....................................... from $1950 Kensington/Westchester ....................$1900 Banyan Woods ..................................$1800 Pelican Bay/Laurel Oaks ...................$1500 The Strand/Turnberry ......................$1495 Hidden Cove ....................................$1350 The Orchards ...................................$1300 Stonebridge/Carrington .....................$1200 Carlton Lakes ...................................$1100 Calusa Bay South .............................$1100 Tarpon Cove ....................................$1000 Old Naples/Jasmine Club 55+ Community ............................$1000 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000 Sterling Oaks ....................................$1000 Park Shore/Lake View Pines ...............$995 Imperial ..............................................$975Furnished Annuals from $1000 UNFURNISHED HOUSESMoorings ......................................... $9500 Port Royal ................................ from $6700 Mediterra .................................. from $3500 Longshore Lakes ...............................$2500 Royal Harbor ....................................$2400 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 River Reach Estates ..........................$2200 Park Shore ............................... from $2200 Palm River Estates ............................$1700
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM AQUALANE SHORES tContemporary gourmet kitchen with center island. Bamboo ooring throughout, vaulted ceilings, replace, and 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 | 571-3939AQUALANE SHORES AREA tOne of Naples most exciting beachfront properties. Sizable lot with magnicent Gulf views. Walk to Naples Pier and 3rd St. from this charming older home. Being sold as is. $8,300,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628 ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded/remodeled in 1995 with three bedrooms plus ofce. Pool/spa and summer kitchen, 660 SF boat house. $2,950,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080OLD NAPLES tTo-be-built home by one of the Premier builders in the area. Four bedrooms plus den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage, heated pool/spa. $2,995,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231WINDSTAR tArchitectural gem with four bedrooms plus den. Balconies and terraces off several rooms, 70 boat dock and Gulf access in minutes. $2,995,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091AQUALANE SHORES tCypress walls, three bedrooms, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water. $3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA tUpdates include faux paint, hand rubbed finishes and built-ins. Elevator. Plunge pool, outdoor kitchen and fireplace. $2,150,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304ROYAL HARBOR t2220 Snook Drive Brand new! Open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, four bedrooms plus den, a 2-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $2,595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AQUALANE 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 tElegance, up-to-date construction and quality material throughout this three bedroom plus den pool home with over 5,125 total SF. $2,900,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OLD NAPLES tPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house. $1,595,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329OLD NAPLES tTropical gardens, Koi pond and Balinese orchid house grace the grounds. Fourth bedroom has outside access. $1,750,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678OLD NAPLES tStructure in National Register Historic District. Twostory cottage; heart pine oors, and guest house. $1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424AQUALANE SHORES tTotally renovated, two bedroom canal front home. Over 2,550 total SF, bamboo oors, granite countertops, generator. $1,795,000 | Mary Johnson/Vincent Bandelier | 594-9446 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL t#342 Top oor 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa suite with southern exposure. Private corner porch with marina view. Turnkey furnished. $785,000 | Michelle Thomas/Cathy Owen | 642-2222OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL t#244 Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month. $895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES VARESE t#1601 Custom 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal. $929,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949OLD NAPLES LAS DUNAS tThree blocks to beach. Townhome with 4 bedrooms, study, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, private courtyard with pool. $1,550,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 Single Family Homes 1700 3rd Street SouthWell-located and updated 3 bedroom cottage 3 blocks to the beach. Deep lot (165). Large pool deck. Furnished.$1,600,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Condominiums/Villas AQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished.$799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Lots 815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approximately 80 dock, covered slip and boat house.$2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Single Family Homes 135 5th Avenue SouthRoomy, nicely updated three bedroom, three bath home with writers retreat. Pool/spa area, and replace. Open air balcony.$1,975,000 | Karen Coney Coplin/Lodge McKee | 434-2424181 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 ROSE VILLAS 510 10th Avenue SouthDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, four bedrooms plus den. Private pool.$1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741CHATHAM PLACE 350 8th Avenue South #9Three-story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Private splash pool, 2-car garage. Saturnia marble oors, high ceilings.$1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424SHADOWMOSS 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 | 434-2424COLONNADE ON 5TH 631 6th Avenue SouthSpacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows.$999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575BAYPORT VILLAGE 875 9th Avenue South #PH-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 Ave. South #314Luxury resort nestled on Naples Bay. Southern exposure view of marina. Spa, tennis, marina, and yacht club.$769,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123TIFFANY COURT 1071 8th Street South #202Second oor, 3 bedroom to include new carpet, crown mouldings and baseboards. Bathrooms updated with tile and marble.$699,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Ave. South #322Owners may choose to occupy alt months with remaining time generating (optional) income! Two bedrooms, 2 baths.$649,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Ave. 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 | 434-2424TOWN MANOR 1021 3rd Street South #104Walk to beach, dining and shops. Bright corner 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1st oor residence. Co-op with land lease. Turnkey furnished.$265,000 | Judy Perry/Penny Lyle | 261-6161VILLAGE GREEN EVERGLADES CLUB 661 12th Ave. South #661Two bedroom, 1.5 bath residence situated close to downtown historic Old Naples. Turnkey furnished. 55+.$175,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 Lots 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 | 777-8654 Single Family Homes 1802 Kingfish RoadBermuda-style 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath home. Coral stone replace, hazelnut wood oors, and elevator. Heated pool.$2,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-42312035 Wahoo CourtOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances.$1,699,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-09491244 Cobia CourtOne of the best waterway locations in Royal Harbor. Very quiet. Very livable three bedroom. Pool. Dock, on 67 seawall.$895,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Lots 1571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard.$699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1200 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654SANDPIPER BAY CLUB 3011 Sandpiper Bay Circle #205Overlooking a lush, tropical nature preserve. Only minutes to downtown Naples and Gulf beaches! Updated kitchen.$160,000 | 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. $425,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. Ten-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 OLDNAPLES Condominiums/Villas TOWN 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 | 572-3274SUNTIDE ON TENTH 653 10th Avenue SouthLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor.$595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894NAPLES BAY RESORTTHE COTTAGES 985 Sandpiper Street #I-102Tastefully turnkey furnished 1st oor cottage home. Granite tops, jetted whirlpool tub. Membership privileges.$650,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 OLDNAPLES OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th St. 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 | 564-4231 OPEN SUN.1-4 VILLAS RAVELLO 842 9th Avenue SouthPrivate tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, two bedrooms plus den. Walk to 5th Ave.$795,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513 OPEN SUN.1-4 NEW LISTING OPEN SUN.1-4 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 | 564-4080 OPEN SUN.1-4
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM 15TH AVENUE SOUTHtTwo 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 | 564-4231155 20TH 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 | 564-4231GULF SHORE BLVD. SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 SANDY CAY tClose to beach and 5th Ave. shops. Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with family room, private elevator, replace, and built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424GARDENTERRACE 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 tTwo-story, four bedroom home with den/ofce. Hardwood oors, brick replace, elevator, granite, and summer kitchen. $3,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-08941355 GORDON DRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,495,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 VILLASESCALANTE t#C-6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and two-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420RIDGE LAKE tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, 3 bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091GULF SHORE BLVD. SOUTH tHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. One block to Gulf. Plans for a 4 bedroom Stofft Cooney design available. $2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529616GULF 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 | 450-7584 PALM CIRCLE WEST 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 | 564-4231CHATHAMPLACE 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 | 213-7420BEACHBUNGALOWS 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 | 572-2663RIDGELAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond. $1,999,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 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 | 403-4529RIDGELAKE tSophisticated cottage with guest house, lakefront setting, coral oors, replace, walls of glass, close to beach. $1,795,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-90917TH STREET SOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak oors, 3 bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089414TH 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 780FIFTHAVENUESOUTH CONDOMINIUM t#307 This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished. $975,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161CATELENA306 6th AvenueSouth tLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed. $1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-42319TH 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 tTwo blocks to the beach and 1 block to 5th Ave. South. 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 | 777-0741 Condominiums/Villas 364 2nd AvenueSouthSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen.$2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741PETTITSQUARE 292 14th AvenueSouth #FThe only 3 bedroom! Extremely private with 2 western balconies overlooking a lush garden. Approximately 1,640 total SF.$889,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 Lots/Boat Slips LAKEVIEWTERRACE 300 5th AvenueSouthUnique site 1/2 block off 5th Ave. S., 3 blocks to beach. PUD approved for 10 condominiums, zoning is in place.$3,900,000 | Paige Reddick | 239-272-5767PARLAVILLE 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 | 777-0741175SouthLakeDriveSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering.$3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119205SouthLakeDriveMagnicent 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 | 250-6342NAPLESBAYRESORT 1480 5th AvenueSouthBS #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 | 213-7420LUXURYBEACHFRONTLIVING Lots/Boat Slips WHARFSIDE 830 RiverPointDrive #4Situated on Naples Bay! Sunsets and long water views! Recently updated 3 bedroom townhouse, 30 boat dock included.$490,000 | Julie Rembos/Paula Sims | 262-6600FIFTHAVENUEBEACH CLUB 175 5th AvenueSouth #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed.$399,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231BEAUMER 803 RiverPointDrive #307-BTotally and beautifully updated two bedroom furnished residence. Awesome kitchen, tile oors, and updated bathroom.$299,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 Condominiums/Villas OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MARCOISLAND CAPEMARCO BELIZE t#2107 Stunning three bedroom, 3.5 bath with over 3,844 sq. ft. of living area. Furnished. Views of the Gulf. Beach access. $2,298,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133PARKSHORE LE CIELPARKTOWER t#1103 Uninterrupted view of the Gulf. Three bedrooms, three baths, upgrades in kitchen and guest baths. Two parking spaces. $2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BAY COLONY REMINGTON t#204 Beautifully nished, 3,010 SF, 2 bedrooms plus den/3rd bedroom, private elevator, OVERSIZED terrace with stairs leading directly to pool AND beach. FURNISHED. Ritz-Carlton privileges. $3,450,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494NAPLES CAY SEAPOINT t#12N Amazing uninterrupted Views of Gulf and sugar sand beach from every room! Four bedrooms, family room, four bath beachfront residence. $4,500,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 MOORINGS INDIESWEST t#A-4 TOES IN THE SAND EXPERIENCE! One-of-a-kind 2 bedroom villa-style home. Protected marina with direct access docks. $1,100,000 Adrienne Young/Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea | 571-5614VANDERBILTBEACH GULFSIDEII t#505 Preferred three bedroom corner residence with wraparound vistas of Gulf. New A/C system and electric hurricane shutters. $1,450,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562MARCOISLAND MADEIRA tSituated along Crescent Beach, Madeira embraces pretty panoramas. Amenities invigorate mind, body and spirit. Furnished. FROM $1,547,000 | Laura Adams | 404-4766COQUINASANDS LAURENTIANS t#3A Unequaled views of sand, surf and sunsets. Top-of-the-line stainless appliances, granite counters. Sun-lled living. $2,150,000 | Judy Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle/Linda Perry | 261-6161
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 WEEKLYB18 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. ties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 20 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 21 PINE RIDGE 611 Gordonia Road $1,595,000 John R Wood Dustin Beard 289-2650 22 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,700,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 23 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 470 Egret Avenue $1,875,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$2,000,000 24 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE 664 Fairway Terrace Prices starting just over $2.1 million Premier Properties Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 25 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. CALL AGENT FOR ACCESS 26 ROYAL HARBOR 2220 Snook Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 27 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive From $2,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$3,000,00028 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16041 Trebbio Way $3,175,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 29 OLD NAPLES 244 4th Avenue North $3,595,000 Premier Properties Mitch Williams 370-8879>$4,000,00030 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $4,695,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231. >$5,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 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 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$300,0001 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $300s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8>$400,0002 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-4 3 MOORINGS HARBORSIDE GARDENS 3400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #M6 $469,000 Premier Properties Keith Alexander 250-5156>$500,0004 STONEBRIDGE MIDDLEBURG 2120 Aberdeen Lane #203 $545,000 Premier Properties Wendy Hayes 777-3960 5 MEDITERRA CALABRIA 28541 Calabria Court #102 $599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 6 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 255 Park Shore Drive #342 $599,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562 >$600,0007 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 8 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 9 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #11 $645,000 Premier Properties Kevin Wood 213-8386 10 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. $699,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$700,00011 PARK SHORE COLONADE 247 Colonade Circle $775,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler 404-6460 12 OLD NAPLES VILLAS RAVELLO 842 9th Avenue South $795,000 Premier Properties Cindy Thompson 262-2097 13 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 $795,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544>$900,00014 PINE RIDGE 627 West Street $999,999 Premier Properties Ty Smith 398-9517 >$1,000,00015 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 572 Tierra Mar Lane $1,150,000 Premier Properties Patricia Bucalo 248-0694 16 COQUINA SANDS SURFSIDE CLUB 1065 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #101 $1,195,000 Premier Properties Lodge McKee 434-2424 17 ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,200,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 18 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15628 Villoresi Way $1,225,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 19 OLD NAPLES CATELENA 306 6th Avenue South $1,295,000 Premier Proper-
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM MARCO ISLAND & SURROUNDS SEA DUNE LANE tSpacious beachfront estate built in 2003 with 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half-baths and 9,200 SF. Exceptional views of Gulf. $10,800,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SHORES COURT tBreathtaking panorama, 691 of direct access-protected water frontage, 6 bedroom suites, boat lifts. Furnished. $9,900,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBAS COURT tSlocum-Christian, waterfront home with 243 ft. of direct access water frontage. Great docking facility. Furnished. $9,500,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 ROYAL MARCO WAY tExquisitely furnished. Rare beachfront home, 6 bedrooms, 8,894 SF under air. A Christies Great Estates Property. $9,400,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 MADEIRA t#PH202 Beachfront PH with 6,500+ SF of living area. Gulf, beach and island vistas from 2,140 SF of multiple terraces. $7,495,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 SEA DUNELANE tCustom-built modern architectural masterpiece with 152 on pristine beach. Luxury appointments abound. FURNISHED. $5,700,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAXAMBASDRIVE tOne of the best tip locations with 197 of direct access water frontage. Wide water views of the 10,000 Islands. $2,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CAPEMARCO VERACRUZ t#1902 Beachfront, luxury 4 bedroom condominium. Great beach and Gulf views. Over 3,800 A/C sq. ft. Guard-gated entry. $2,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 HIDEAWAYBEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT II t#526 Beautifully upgraded front residence with panoramic views of beach/Gulf. Shows like a model! Decorator furnished. $1,880,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SOUTH BARFIELDDRIVE tBeautiful inland home on an oversized homesite. Great oor plan, hurricane shutters plus an open lanai w/pool/spa. $1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH THEHABITAT 816 Hideaway Cir. E. #232Top oor 3 bedroom penthouse with Southern exposure and golf views. Spacious lanai and covered parking. Furnished.$595,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 Single Family Homes KEYMARCO 1072 BlueHillCreek DriveFinest in luxury living! Exquisite nishes, 3 guest suites, private master suite. Quick Gulf access. A Christies Great Estates Property.$4,695,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491686 Solana CourtMajestic custom home with spectacular panoramic views of Smokehouse Bay. Featuring 5 bedroom suites plus a study.$3,695,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-59831051Barfield Drive SouthViews of Caxambas Pass! Four bedroom pool home with 80 dock and 16,000 lb. lift. A Christies Great Estates Property.$3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133871Copeland Drive WestBig view, tip lot location with 242 feet of direct access water frontage. Very spacious, 5 bedroom, livable home.$3,395,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331411 CaxambasCourtGulf and Caxambas Pass views. Spacious 4 bedroom with 3,600 A/C SF. Offered at lot value. Dock included.$3,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133999Caxambas DriveOne of the best tip locations with 197 of direct access water frontage. Wide water views of the 10,000 Islands.$2,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133949 San MarcoRoadCustom-built home within walking distance to Residents Beach. Six bedrooms, dock/lift and spacious lanai. Views of the bay.$2,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331190 MimosaCourtThis price reects $1,000,000 under the cost to construct. 100% generator power; 4 bedrooms, 3-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,295,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH 616 Waterside DriveViews of Gulf, skyline and beach. Custom 3-story, Eastwood built home with 3,000+ SF, elevator and rooftop sundeck.$1,999,999 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133660CenturyCourtIncredible tip lot home with views of Smokehouse Bay; 169 feet of water frontage with 15,000 lb. boat lift and dock.$1,699,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-11331193 Winterbery LaneNew model home. Tray ceilings, stone ooring, innity-edge pool, direct access. To be completed late Fall .$1,680,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491350MeadowlarkCourtThree bedroom plus study home. Great room design, 13 tray ceiling, crown moulding. Pool/spa & summer kitchen.$1,550,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983HIDEAWAYBEACH 854 WestHideawayCircleCustom home has private loft-style masters quarters with study and balcony. Spa, negative-edge water. Elevator.$1,495,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133950 Snowberry CourtCustom built home on a corner lot featuring 3 bedrooms, den and 2.5 baths. Great oor plan with upgrades, pool and deeded dock.$1,275,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-12221261 Laurel CourtDirect access & beautiful views! New home by Marco River with great room plan, 3 bedrooms, den & Viking appliances.$1,195,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-59831124 WhiteheartCourtGreat open oor plan with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Outdoor kitchen, Jenn-Air grill, screened pool. Dock with lift.$925,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-06851131 Vernon PlaceOld Florida style home with quick direct access and 160 of waterfront, large wraparound verandas, new oors & paint.$899,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-59831160 Ludlam CourtWell-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Direct access to Pass & Gulf. Updated kitchen, dock with lift for 12,000 lb. boat.$795,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685243 Seahorse CourtGorgeous 3 bedroom home, beautifully landscaped tip lot. Wide waterway views, 40 ft. dock, 14,000# lift, new A/C 2009.$795,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133KEYMARCO 786 WhiskeyCreek DrivePreserve views from this 3,000+ SF A/C, 3 bedroom plus den, large lanai with pool/spa. Three-car garage. Direct access.$700,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133901MapleAvenueSteps from beach! Great family or vacation home; 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Expansive pool deck on oversized lot.$699,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130165 Kirkwood StreetOver 3,600 SF living area, two-story, 6 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Large 2nd oor playroom. Corner lot, circular drive.$699,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130355MarquesasCourtLovely 3 bedroom plus den/4th bedroom totally updated in 2007. Over 2,689 total SF, large pool, dock with 12,000 lb. lift.$689,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133ESTATES 1036 East Inlet DriveOffering 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, volume ceilings, crown mouldings, spacious oor plan/lanai area and much more.$599,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133601 Somerset CourtTigertail Beach area home includes spacious living area, updated kitchen and tropical lanai/pool. Turnkey furnished.$490,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983394NorthCollierBlvd.Large home in mint condition! All Thermopane windows and a great investment as owner desires a 3 year lease-back.$389,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222MADEIRA 350 S. CollierBlvd. #PH-201#PH201 Beachfront penthouse with 7,414 total SF. Rookery Ambassador Membership included. A Christies Great Estates Property.$6,950,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130#102 Sunsets on your oversized terrace. Private steps to beach and pool. Concierge, guest suites, theatre and more. A Christies Great Estates Property.$2,599,999 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491#501 Beautifully appointed three bedroom corner condominium. Three covered balconies with fantastic views.$1,575,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130CAPEMARCO VERACRUZ 940 S. CollierBlvd. #1105Spectacular sunset beach views. Decorator nished, inlaid tile design, replace accents and crown moulding.$1,750,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491HIDEAWAYBEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT I 3000RoyalMarcoWay#PHL Lavishly appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath penthouse. Marble ooring, columns, crown mouldings, plantation shutters. Gulf views.$1,490,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133#PHQ Seventh oor beachfront wraparound penthouse with panoramic views of the Gulf, river and sunsets.$1,000,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133HIDEAWAYBEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT I 2000RoyalMarcoWay #PH-EPenthouse with Gulf view and private elevator. Vaulted living and dining areas, plus glass-enclosed lanai.$1,250,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133ESPLANADE II 740 N.CollierBlvd. #202Wide bay views! Interior is immaculate, bright and airy, with elegant furnishings and draperies. Upscale amenities.$995,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685PRINCE 176 South S. CollierBlvd. #1007Beautifully decorated condominium with Gulf views and numerous upgrades. Faux painting, granite, stainless and more.$949,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491THEESPLANADE I 720 N.CollierBlvd. #303Gorgeous bay views from balcony. Tommy Bahama motif. Esplanade offers 77boat slip marina, restaurants, shops, spa.$900,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685MARBELLECLUB 840 S. CollierBlvd. #705Beautiful views from this large 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence on the beach. Great parking and storage space.$899,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130THEESPLANADE I 720 N.CollierBlvd. #204Magnicent Smokehouse Bay views await you in this waterfront condominium. Crown mouldings, new tile throughout.$895,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SHIPPS LANDING III 1100 S. CollierBlvd. #1121Gulf views from this furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Southwestern exposure. No bridge to Gulf of Mexico.$750,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685THEESPLANADE III 760 N.CollierBlvd. #205Views of Smokehouse Bay. Two bedroom bayside residence. Granite countertops, built-ins & 2 balconies. Offered furnished.$650,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133SANDCASTLE II 720 S. CollierBlvd. #106Tasteful beachfront condominium with Gulf views! Redesigned kitchen, new ooring, new tile and wraparound balcony.$649,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133VILLA DEL MARE 816 WestElkcamCircle #301Totally remodeled! Bay views! Tile on the diagonal, crown moulding & tray ceiling. Quick boating to Marco River.$585,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491SOUTH SEASTOWER IV 440 Seaview Court #601Gulf sunsets & panoramic views of Tigertail Beach. Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom with new A/C and updated kitchen.$539,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983BAYSIDECLUB 838 ElkcamCircle #205Enjoy magnicent Smokehouse Bay views from this pristine 2 bedroom condominium. Turnkey furnished. $375,000 | Elizabeth Summers | 269-4230SANDSOFMARCO 133 S. CollierBlvd. #C-206Enjoy Gulf sunsets from this 2 bedroom island retreat. Turnkey furnished. Large pool/spa, cabana and 2 tennis courts.$358,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SANDSOFMARCO 129 S. CollierBlvd. #B-404Steps to Residents Beach! Enjoy sunsets from your patio in this freshly painted & well maintained condominium.$317,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491BEACHVIEW 169 S. CollierBlvd. #H-202Across from the beach access walkway. Updated with new sliders, windows, tile, carpet and shutters. Turnkey furnished.$285,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SANDSOFMARCO 145 S. CollierBlvd. #E-101Bright 2 bedroom corner residence with new impact glass windows across the street from the beach.$284,000 Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983ISLANDVILLAGE 542 Tallwood Street #7Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom townhouse. New tile, wood ooring, windows and complete kitchen makeover.$245,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983SEABREEZE SOUTH 190 N.CollierBlvd. #MariaHouse 1Updated rst oor corner residence features tile throughout, crown moulding in main areas, and newer appliances.$229,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222SEABREEZE SOUTH 190 N.CollierBlvd. #Regina 2Furnished 1 bedroom garden style residence just steps from the pool and 1 block from Residents Beach.$158,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983MARCO SHORES TROPIC SCHOONER 1518 Mainsail Dr. #DTropical retreat in a great location. Two bedroom residence with scenic lake views from lanai. Offered furnished.$154,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983HIDEAWAYBEACH 875 Sea Dune LaneOne of the largest (almost 1/2 acre) & highest elevations in Hideaway. Beautiful lot with possible Gulf & Lagoon views.$1,495,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133KEYMARCO 1279 BlueHillCreek DriveA beautiful location in Key Marco offering sensational wide water views on which to build your dream home.$1,295,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685KEYMARCO 1079 BlueHillCreek DriveEstate lot in beautiful gated community. Views of Bareld Bay. Community center, dockmaster facility available.$1,200,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133450 Joy CircleFurnished 3 bedroom on a huge lot (210 deep) with 166 of waterfront with SW exposure. Dock, lift and new seawall.$849,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 NEW LISTING Condominiums/Villas Lots & Acreage IRONWOOD COURT tTwo blocks to beach! Gourmet kitchen, faux painting. Custom pool, 12 ceilings, tray ceilings, granite, fountain. $695,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 CAMELOT t#305 Remodeled, turnkey furnished 3 bedroom retreat. Two large terraces. Rooftop garden, bayside pool, walk to beach. $519,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 #PH-2102 Beachfront living at its best! Marble and wood ooring, 12 ceilings, 4 bedrooms plus den & 4,765 A/C SF. $3,250,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 #1803 Three bedrooms, 3 baths with 3,320+ total SF. V enetian plaster and faux painting. $1,699,000 Darlene Roddy | 404-0685CAPEMARCO BELIZE tSpectacular views of the Gulf and 10,000 Islands from these exceptional residences. Tennis, tness center, theatre and more. On the southern most tip of Marco Island. #1806 Estate sized residence offering a modied oor plan and 3 bedrooms. Built-in bar, elegant oors. $1,799,000 Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 #2105 Beautiful dream home in the sky. 3,600+ A/C SF Three bedrooms. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,075,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 #403 Three bedroom with 3,320+ total SF Luxurious Ethan Allen, Henredon and Robb & Stucky furniture. $1,490,000 Roe Tamagni | 398-1222 MADEIRA tSituated along Crescent Beach, Madeira embraces pretty panoramas. Amenities invigorate mind, body and spirit. FROM $1,547,000 | Laura Adams | 404-4766 CAPEMARCO COZUMEL t#1906 Absolutely stunning!! Beachfront furnished 3 bedroom residence. Marble ooring and crown mouldings. $1,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 SEA DUNELANE tBright, exquisite home boasts a built-in pool and spa. Pickled red cedar ceilings, replace, 2nd oor loft. $1,260,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 ADIRONDACK COURT tPanoramic views of Marco and 169 of waterfront from this furnished home with Gulf access. Beamed ceilings and replace. $1,150,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 CRESCENTSTREET tIncredible custom 3 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Direct Gulf access, 70 dock, 30 boat slip and lift. Many special features. $1,175,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 NEW LISTING GREENVIEW STREET tTwo-story home with 4+ bedrooms, custom ceilings & cabinetry, 12,000 lb. boat lift, sun deck & heated pool. NOW $1,099,000 Chris Adams/Laura Adams | 404-5130 REDUCED BAMBOO COURT tElegant home has vaulted ceilings, gas replace, and outdoor kitchen. Expansive water frontage. Quick out to Gulf. $995,000 Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 CHALETOFMARCO ISLAND t#201 Rare front residence, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, furnished. Fabulous views of the Gulf and beautiful Crescent Beach. $995,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 GERANIUM COURT tCustom built 3 bedroom plus den, 2 bath home. Screened lanai, heated pool & spa. Dock with lift andquick, direct Gulf access. $849,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 MARCOBEACHOCEANRESORT t#501 Private courtyard, updated end 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. Professionally decorated, marble ooring. $720,000 | Roe Tamagni | 398-1222 MARCO ISLAND PRINCE t#903 Views along the beach and Gulf to Cape Marco! Decorator furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath with spacious balcony. $735,000 | Dave Flowers | 404-0493 NEW LISTING Single Family Homes Condominiums/Villas
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Art on the flyArrivals, departures at RSW can view Seminole photos and artifacts. C19 Just say noFilm critic Dan Hudak suggests turning down The Proposal. C12 Still Green screeningLocals see the locally filmed indie movie, and other fun stuff around town. C20 & 21 Its all relativeNancy Stetson discovers a Web site for odd and awkward family photos. C8 It sallrelative Cool! Three lms for $3 at 3 p.m. every Monday at Six DegreesRecognizing that the heat of the day is a great time to take in a movie matinee, Six Degrees Exhibitions along the dockside boardwalk at Tin City invites film aficionados into its air-conditioned comfort to watch three independent shorts at 3 p.m. every Monday. Admission is, you guessed it, $3. Coming up Monday, June 29, with a discussion led by Saturday Night Live and Sesame Street director Joan Wood: Soulmates, a comedic thriller directed by Tom Flynn. Through the course of the 16-minute film, an awkward therapist finds himself using his psychoanalytical skills to negotiate his way out of a blind date. After a series of strange paranormal events, he simply hopes to make it through the night with body and soul intact. Soulmates won an Award of Merit from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/LosSEE MUSTS, C4 SEE FILMS, C18 FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT_________________________news@ oridaweekly.comSOAK UP SOME GOOD READS WITH THE RAYS THIS SEASONK, ITS SUMMER. Traditionally, time to hit all those books youve been meaning to read. War and Peace. Finnegans Wake. Gravitys Rainbow. Crime and Punishment. Yeah, right. Who are you kidding? Heres a look at some good beach reads for the summer. (Though any Southwest Floridian with half a brain or sense of self-preservation will be spending most of their time indoors, with the AC cranked on high.) These books are entertaining reads, whether youre sweating on a beach or sitting in the comfort of a cool room. Many are mysteries or thrillers, but penned by writers who care as much about the beauty of a sentence as they do the pace of the plot. And the majority of them are debut novels, whichOBY NANCY STETSON_____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.com O O O O O O O O A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY Y BY BY BY BY Y Y Y B B BY Y B Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _ _ _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ nst nst nst nst nst nst nst nst nst nst nst nst ns nst t t s st s s st nst s s t t n ets ets ets ets ets ets ets ets ets ets ets ets ets ts ets ts ets s ets ets s e e e t e o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Still Green sc Locals see the locally fil movie, and other fun stuff ar ou nd t ow n. C2 0 & 21 U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K Which summer reading is right for you. C4 >>inside:muststhis summers COURTESY PHOTOSoulmates, a comedic thriller, is one of the movies on tap for Monday, June 29.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 Photo: Al Seib Costume: Dominique Lemieux 2007 Cirque du Soleil. Saltimbanco and Cirque du Soleil are trademarks owned by Cirque du Soleil and used under license. GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!JULY 8-12 ONLY Germain ArenaSPECIAL FAMILY FOUR PACK OFFER cirquedusoleil.com 800-745-3000 OFFICIAL SPONSORS VENUE a circus that has rede ned what it means to thrill audiencesThe Gainesville Sun Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com It begins on the banks of the Rappahannock. Our auburn-haired heroine, Cassie Blakewell, looks out over the quick-moving water of the river as it floats toward the Chesapeake. In the distance, she sees the slave boat trundling upstream. Her good heart hates the slave trade she shivers at the thought of the soul drivers on board but she needs slaves to work her fathers plantation, a responsibility that has fallen to her during her fathers prolonged illness. When the captain unloads the cargo for inspection, Cassies eyes fall on a tall Englishman, an outlaw sentenced to indentured servitude. What are his crimes? she asks. Hes a defiler of womenfolk, the trader answers. He moves down the line of slaves as Cassie stops to examine the captive. Theyd all make good studs, if your fathers looking for breeding stock. Cassie gasps at his words, her eyes fixed on the strangers face. How much? she asks. What Cassie doesnt realize but will come to find out over the long, hot summer is that this slave is really a wealthy English gentleman, falsely accused and shipped off to the colonies. Can he prove his true identity to the young and beautiful Cassie? Will he earn his freedom? And Romance novels offer sweet release from the real world SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org the plot lines in most romance novels arent that far-fetched. True, the whole Englishgentleman-as-falsely-accused-indenturedservant is tough to swallow, but the premise behind the story is universal. Everyone wants to be loved. Sweet Release actually ends on a mundane note, with Alec the gentleman cradling both Cassie and their infant son against his chest. I love you, Alec, she says. And I you, my sweet. Is that so hard to imagine in real life? He moves down the line of slaves as Cassie stops to examine the captive. Theyd all make good studs, if your fathers looking for breeding stock...her love? Most importantly, will there be enough torrid sex to fill 374 pages? (The answers, of course, are all yes.) Storylines like this one from Pamela Clares Sweet Release, printed under the Leisure Historical Romance imprint of Dorchester Publishing are surging in popularity as political and economic pundits prophesy doom. In fact, Harlequin the romance mega-publisher posted a 13.5 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2009 at a time when everybody but Wal-Mart and McDonalds was taking a nose dive. Why the sudden fondness for sappy love stories? In the same way that moviegoers turn out in record numbers during a down economy according to a New York Times article from February, theater attendance was up 16 percent in readers immerse themselves in light fiction when things in the real world look bleak. Which is fine by me. Except, I worry why we are turning specifically to romantic escapism. True, the stock market was in a tailspin, and the rise in unemployment has probably affected someone you know, but that doesnt point to love stories. In fact, I would think it points to a different genre entirely. Perhaps the reason were fixated on romance novels is because our personal lives like the economy have tanked. Why else would books like The Sex-Starved Marriage make the best seller list or Rabbi Shmuley report on Extra that only one in three married couples is having sex? Whats especially disconcerting is that
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 gives us hope of more fun reading in the summers ahead. >>Still Water by Nigel McCrery ($23.95, Pantheon Books)Detective Chief Inspector Mark Lapslie is called back to work when a driver has a fatal accident: when the car veers off the road, it digs a deep gouge into the land, uncovering a corpse. Suffering from synaesthesia, a neurological condition that causes different tastes to fill his mouth when he hears sounds, Lapslie tries to discover who the killer is, while navigating a world that threatens to overwhelm him with unexpected, and not always pleasant, tastes. The novel alternates chapters, following Lapslie, then an older woman who preys on rich, lonely, elderly women, poisoning them and taking on their identities. Still Waters is a page-turner, with flashes of humor and humanity mixed among the corpses and killing. Novelist Nigel McCrery, a former police officer in England, is also the creator of the TV series Silent Witness. >>The American Painter Emma Dial by Samantha Peale ($24.95, W.W. Norton & Company)Ive been thinking about the novel The American Painter Emma Dial for more than a week now, and my thoughts and feelings keep shifting. Its a debut novel, wellwritten. I liked Samatha Peales sentences. But I have no empathy for the title character and actually wound up disliking her. Emma Dial, a 31-year-old painter, works as the assistant to a very famous painter. She does more than assist, she paints his paintings for him, from start to finish. He hasnt painted in years. (And novelist Samantha Peale is great at presenting this milieu, as she herself attended the School of the Art Institute and worked as a studio assistant to Jeff Koons.) But Emmas also sleeping with her boss, whos married. He stops by whenever its convenient for him, and she willingly accommodates him. Shes given up everything for him, including creating her own paintings. Eventually (plot spoiler here) she starts sleeping with her bosss rival, an internationally known painter 23 years her senior. Because of his attention, she gathers the nerve to quit her job. Shes star struck, and greatly attracted to his power and reputation. It seems more a calculated career move on her part than a relationship based on love and passion. The book has an insiders knowledge of the art world and the marketing of art. And while it encourages the importance of finding your own creative path and staying true to yourself, Emma doesnt seem to do that. She just seems to think she can sleep her way to the top of the art world. And who knows? Maybe she can. >> No Survivors by Tom Cain ($25.95, Viking)As the book jacket describes, protagonist Samuel Carver is a man trained to make bad things happen, whether its a plane or car crash and make it look like an accident. Think of a renegade James Bond, and youll get a good idea of what Carvers like. The novel the second in the Accident Man series opens with Carver in a sanitarium, just a shell of his former self, due to the physical and psychological torture he recently experienced. But then, his girlfriend goes missing and various people want to find the Russian suitcase nukes hidden around the world. That includes a religious fanatic who wants to personally start Armageddon, and a retired U.S .Army general who wants to use a nuke to draw attention to the dangers of radical Islamic terrorism. Like a James Bond movie, the action hops around the globe, from Washington, D.C., to Russia to Kosovo to Norway to the French Riviera. The writing is a cut above typical plot-driven books of this kind; novelist Tom Cain is the nom de plume of David Thomas, an award-winning British journalist. >>Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell ($24.99, Little, Brown and Company)First thing: ignore the cover, which doesnt do justice to this wild and wooly story about Peter Brown, whos in the Federal Witness Protection Program. He used to kill people for the Mafia. Now, hes saving lives as a doctor interning at Manhattans worst hospital. The novel opens with him being mugged. Reacting on instinct, he breaks the muggers arm and nose and steals his gun. Then he drops him off in the ER. Dr. Brown is a superbly wise-ass narrator: rude, crude, and totally irreverent. Theres talk of the book being turned into a movie. I suspect it wont be half as good, because the narrators voice, and his various footnotes and explanations, are a big part of what makes Beat the Reaper so much fun. The novel not only contains shootem-up gore, but medical gore as well, including, among other things, an entire chapter describing stomach cancer surgery. (Author Josh Bazell has a BA in English literature and writing from Brown University and an MD from Columbia, which makes him the ideal person to write such a novel.) Trouble starts when Dr. Brown runs into a wiseguy whos a patient at the hospital. He fears his cover is blown. Dr. Brown has to beat the reaper by keeping not only the mobsters death at bay, but his own. An entertaining and whirlwind first novel. >>The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker ($24.99, Grand Central Publishing)The Little Giant of Aberdeen County has been called modern southern gothic and compared to John Irvings Garp. If you enjoy films such as Big Fish and The Princess Bride, this is your kind of book. Tiffany Baker has spun a fantastical tale about Truly Plaice, a giant living in smalltown America. When her mother was pregnant with her, people thought she must be carrying twins. The townspeople even place bets as to how big her baby would be. When Truly is born, the doctor declares her ugly as sin and heavy as an ox. Truly faces rejection and teasing everywhere she turns; her older sister, Serena Jane, is everything shes not: the most beautiful girl in town. As Truly says, The reason the two of us were as opposite as sewage and spring water, I thought, was that pretty cant exist without ugly. A stunning debut. Tiffany Baker has a way with words that makes you want to savor her sentences. Ill be curious to see what she writes next. >>Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg ($26, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)When his morning newspaper is delivered to his luxury condo, Canadas leading talk-show host meets the deliveryman at the door and says, I killed her. Hes referring to his wife in the bathtub who is indeed, very dead. Its seems as if its a slam-dunk case, especially with Braces self-incriminating words, but then loose threads begin to unravel. And Brace refuses to talk with his lawyer, communicating only in writing. Rotenberg s a criminal lawyer who, according to the note about the author created, edited and published his own city magazine, T.O., The Magazine of Toronto, so he possesses a unique blend of knowing how lawyers work and a talent for stringing words together in interesting ways. The novel traces the paths of the first cop on the scene, the homicide detective, the prosecuting attorney and the defending attorney. We follow this ensemble around as they slowly put the pieces together. And in this gripping debut novel, the hockey-mad city of Toronto is just as much a character as the flesh-and-blood people. Other lawyers have written legal thrillers that have wound up on the Best Seller list, but Old City Hall has much more substance and literary weight. Its not just a page-turner, its well-written. You want to simultaneously read quickly to discover what happens and read slowly to savor the writing. Its the type of legal thriller that would appeal to people who dont even care for the genre. >>Dream City by Brendan Short ($22, MacAdam/Cage)The cover of this debut literary novel features a square-jawed hero, complete with fedora and trench coat, a la Dick Tracy; the inside features a young boy, Michael, who experiences the world as such a terrifying place that he finds refuge in the weekly Sunday comics and in Big Little Books. The Big Little Books have heroes he looks up to: Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, Buck Rogers, Mike Steele. Michael wishes they would come to his rescue, or that he could be like them. His father, a failed boxer, does dirty work for a local gangster, and his mother dies when hes only seven. Michael grapples with childhood, then, as an adult, struggles in a world thats no kinder than the one he grew up in. He finds refuge by hunting down the Big Little Books of his childhood, combing the streets and suburbs of Chicago. Skilled novelist Brendan Short juxtaposes the world of pop culture heroes and the Century of Progress with the bleakness and despair of day-to-day living. >>Losers Town by Daniel Depp ($25, Simon & Schuster)You have to love a book that starts out with one lowlife asking another, How many dead bodies have you seen? The man thinks, then responds, You mean, like, in a funeral home, or just laying around? A losers town was what the late Robert Mitchum called Hollywood. You can make it here if you cant make it anywhere else, he said. And yes, Losers Town is a novel about Hollywood a behind-the-scenes look. Its not the glamorous side, its turning over the rock and seeing what slithers and skitters out. This is a debut novel by a man who knows Hollywood; Daniel Depp is a screenwriter (and yes, half-brother to that famous actor.) Some will try to guess who hes based his characters on, but in his authors note, he claims that, Any resemblance in this book to people living or dead is purely coincidental and will merely be taken by the author as a tribute to his genius. Losers Town features David Spandau, a private investigator, rodeo rider and former Hollywood stunt man. The premise of the book is a little shaky Spandau is hired to protect an actor being blackmailed by a small-time gangster who wants him to star in a script hes written, but the writing is horrible. This is a funny, seedy novel about low-lifes, wannabes, actors, and everyone else drawn to Hollywood. And the cover refers to it as A David Spandau novel, which means that there are more to come. MUSTSFrom page 1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for June 26-28 (call ahead for open hours and specific show times): Thoroughly Modern Millie The Naples Players present the high-spirited, toe-tapping musical suitable for all ages June 26-July 25 on the main stage at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Palm Cottage House Tours Naples Historical Society; 261-8164. Italian Connection: Maria Pia Malbera An exhibit at Sweet Art Gallery; 597-2110. Two-for-one admission At the Naples Museum of Art through June 28. On exhibit: Will Barnet: Works of Seven Decades, Florida Contemporary: Paintings and Photographs, Living with Studio Furniture: Collection of Robert & Carolyn Springborn, The Mouse House: Works from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection, Modern Mexican Masters and Leaders in American Modernism. 597-1900. The Green Period Juried member show at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. 394-4221 Living Waters Aquatic Preserves of Florida exhibit at Rookery Bay. 417-6310 Celebration of the Tamiami Trail On exhibit at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum. 658-2466 Artists of the Summer: Childrens Art from Everglades City On exhibit at the Museum of the Everglades. 695-0008. Bayshore Coffee Company Live music every night. Call for this weeks lineup. 2727 Bayshore Drive. 775-5676 or 287-2035. Freds Diner Wednesday: Singer/ Songwriter Night hosted by Tim McGeary and sponsored by Robert George Productions from 7-10 p.m. Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. The Island Pub The Island Sounds of Trevor Earl, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Jebrys Jazz Jam, 5-8 p.m. Monday. 600 Neapolitan Way, in the Park Shore Resort. 2622500 or www.naplespubs.com. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna; Friday, Saturday and Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460 or www.jacksbaitshack.com. Noodles Saturday: Paul Rozmus and the Funkyside Dance Band beginning at 8:30 p.m. 1585 Pine Ridge Road. 592-0050. 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 5:30-8:30 p.m.: John Lowbridge; Friday 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Merrill Allen; Saturday 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Sal Desantis; Sunday 3-7 p.m.: Sal Desantis. 1200 Fifth Avenue South. 263-2734. www.riverwalktincity. com. 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 Saturday at 8 p.m.: Colton Owsley and The World, The Flesh and The Devil Band bring their jazz/indie/folk sound to Six Degrees. Reserve a seat by calling 3312678. 1100 Sixth Street South. 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 Best bets for the weekend Orphan Bunko FGCU Theater Lab presents a dark comedy that probes beneath the perfectly coiffed surface of a suburban neighborhood and its bored but stylist residents. 8 p.m. June 25-28 in the FGCU Arts Complex. 590-7238. Mulan Jr. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents Disneys Mulan Jr. June 26 and 28; July 2, 3, 10, 12, 17, 18, 24, 26, 30, 31; and Aug. 2. Travel back to the legendary, story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed show. 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Peter Pan Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the high-flying adventure Peter Pan through Aug. 8. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Indie Screening Catch some indie shorts and hob-nob with Naples International Film Festival judges from 7-9 p.m. at Six Degrees Exhibitions, 1100 Sixth Avenue South. 331-2678 or www.naplesfilmfest.com. Kids Free Fridays Kids 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult ($5) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 21, at Rookery Bay Reserve Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road. 417-6310. Day26 Bad Boy recording artists and stars of MTVs Making the Band 4 DAY26, with Donnie Klang and special guests Hurricane Chris, Mike Jones, Webbie and Yung Berg perform at Germain Arena at 7 p.m. Tickets: $37-$57. Free Live Music Miromar Outlets presents free live music from 6-8 p.m. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a best bet for this weekend at the Sugden Community Theatre. Thursday, June 25 Friday, June 26 Third Street South Farmers Market Nearly 50 vendors sell their produce and wares from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas in Naples. More Free Music Enjoy the sounds of Cracker Blues, a mixture of Motown and blues, under the stars beginning at 8 p.m. at Gulf Coast Town Center. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets welcome; no alcohol permitted. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters Dixieland Band performs at 2 p.m. in The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Avenue South. $15, singles; $25, couples. 649-4323. Dinner and Laughs Enjoy a threecourse dinner and see Assisted Living, a musical by the comedy team of Compton and Bennett, all for $29.95 at Freds Diner, Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Three-Movie Matinee See three independent films for $3 beginning at 3 p.m. at Six Degrees Exhibitions, 1100 Sixth Street South next to Tin City. 331-2678. Free Outdoor Movies See Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as part of Cinema Under the Stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. The show starts around sundown in Market Plaza. Art Exhibits The traveling exhibit, Teapots: Object to Subject, is on display at the Art League of Bonita Springs through Aug. 13. Artful Home, featuring works in a variety of mediums and styles, is on exhibit through July 9. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. History Lessons The Naples Historical Society conducts guided tours of Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tours of the Norris Gardens are offered at 1 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. Requested donation: $8/adults, $5/children 12 and under; members are free. Walking tours of the Naples Historic District set out at 9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Requested donation: $15/ adults, $5/children 12 and under; $10 for members. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. Saturday, June 27 Monday, June 29 Tuesday, June 30 Ongoing events This weeks theater This weeks live bands
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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BUS FAREWITH THIS COUPON EXPIRES 06/30/09 6 times Best Live Theatre THE NAPLES PLAYERS, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples FL www.naplesplayers.org Gift Certificates available PERFORMANCES: 8 pm Wed.-Sat. & Sundays at 2 p.m., (no performance July 4) tickets $30 adults, $10 students A cooperative effort funded by the Collier County Tourist Development Tax.Summer TSummer T Summer TSummer T Summer T oe-tapping Musical R oe-tapping Musical R oe-tapping Musical R oe-tapping Musical R oe-tapping Musical R ompomp ompomp omp Summer TSummer T Summer TSummer T Summer T oe-tapping Musical R oe-tapping Musical R oe-tapping Musical R oe-tapping Musical R oe-tapping Musical R ompomp ompomp ompsponsored by The Rose Mary Everett TeamRose Mary Everett & Jessica Sowin, John R. 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All you need to do is take a quick look and view one or two photos to understand why, in the couple months since its creation, this site has gone viral. Not only are the photos funny, but theyre oddly appealing in a strange way. You cant help but think about the people in them and wonder what they were thinking, what motivated them to take some of the photos they did. We all know that families do strange things. Generally, they do them in the privacy of their own homes, and unless theyre our own family, were not privy to what theyre doing. But now we know that families also do strange things in the presence of a camera. In fact, for some of them, it seems that the appearance of a camera actually inspires them to do odd things. According to the evidence on this Web site, some feel compelled to dress in matching winter sweaters or outfits. One family even dressed up as characters from Winnie the Pooh. (The father, dressed as Eeyore, is down on all fours.) There are studio family shots, one with a baby making an obscene gesture, another with a baby who, at the moment the shutter clicked, decided to grab his grandmothers breast. One studio shot shows a family of four. The bald and bearded father is wearing a clergy collarand shorts! Next to him, the son, dressed up in shirt and tie, has his hands around his mothers neck, as if hes choking her. The sister, looking like a young Molly Ringwald, just looks on. Choking photos seem to be a thing with some families. Who knew? Theres another studio shot, with a family in front of a blue and white quilt. The father has his hands firmly around his sons neck. This photo was a Fathers Day finalist for the site, and they titled it The Choker 2. There are wedding photos galore. One shows the bride and groom peeking around the corner of a stone wall. The groom is standing directly behind his wife, and you cant see his hands, making it look as if theyve gotten a head-start on the honeymoon. Then theres the couple who have just gotten married, apparently, in City Hall. They stand, proudly displaying their marriage license. On the marble wall behind them, it says Marriage License Bureau. Unfortunately, directly underneath, it also says Mental Health Dept. There are pregnancy photos. One shows a husband and wife, outside, facing each other. We can see by the womans profile that she is indeed pregnant. But her husband, standing opposite her, also looks pregnant. Hes wearing a black T-shirt with a white question mark on the belly. Another strange photo shows nine women gathered around a pregnant woman in a chair. Each woman has her hand on the womans abdomen. I suspect its a baby shower photo, but its undeniably weird. (The caption reads: Grandma lasted the longest at 2 days, 14 hours.) Possibly one of the most awkward pregnancy photos on the site is a black-and-white shot in which the husband and wife are naked. The woman is covering her breasts, and her husband is directly behind her, pressing against her. Its not that pregnancy automatically makes a woman look awkward there are plenty of photos of voluptuous pregnant women but that these two look so awkward in their own skin. Neither one is looking at the camera, but looking downwards. Its attempting to be an arty shot, but not quite working. Visitors to the Web are invited to leave comments, with everyone trying to top each other. Some are funnier than the photo! In response to this photo, one poster asked What are they looking down at? Someone responded: Their clothes! Another poster says that the photo is awkward because theyre trying to show the Somewhere in our history, we all have photos wed rather no one else see. Im not talking about wild-weekend-atthe-hotel, Oh, dont worry, no one will ever see these photos. (Though really, you should know better.) And Im not even talking junior high portraits, weird-fashion-craze-of-the-moment photos where you think you look so cool, or photos with an ex. Im talking family photos. The ones where you, or someone else in your family, or maybe just everyone, looks really goofy. Or odd. Or awkward. Or all three. I know I have a few of those photos hidden away in my albums. Theres the Christmas one where our entire family is lined up in front of the Christmas tree. It was during my teenage moody phase. Ive long forgotten what happened before the photo was snapped, but theres my family, all happy and smiling, and theres me, scowling, with eyes that look as if they could shoot lasers through a bank vault door. Or theres the photo of my siblings and me taken at the local playground. My oldest brothers wearing a coat he coaxed our mom into sewing for him out of fake fur. You can tell the furs fake, because it has a huge brown-and-white plaid pattern on it. He stands there proudly. Im the one in the red pleather jacket and long, straight hair. The four of us are arranged on some strange kind of concrete climbing equipment that looks as if Jean Arp had designed it. We look like a cheap album cover for some Cowsills-wannabes. Photos such as these have been showi t F f i NancySTETSON email@example.com Crossbows, big hair and choking: Awkward family photos beauty of the human body while simultaneously trying to cover it up and hide it. On the site you can see a number of amateur photos where things obviously werent planned well. One of those is a hysterical family shot with a girl on a couch and her mom, dad, and brother behind her. Because of the awkward angle, the mostly empty red couch takes up most of the photo; the family looks legless and as if theyre avoiding the girl. Then there are professional shots where the photographer tried to do something fancy and it just didnt work. This includes a shot of eight people, all barefoot and in dressed in various shades of blue, watching an older couple kiss. (I suspect its the couples children and grandchildren looking on.)Theres nothing wrong with older people kissing, but the photo just looks weird, awkward. It doesnt look spontaneous at all.Theres a professional studio shot of a family and each one is holding a crossbow. There are people with mullets. Little kids with half perms, half mullets. Families where everyone has Big Hair. A hairy teen crouched in a wrestling pose. A family posing alongside a walrus whose massive genitalia is on display. The site was started by two sreenwriters, Mike Bender and Doug Chernack. Its now so popular, they receive hundreds of submissions a day, and have just signed a book deal with Three Rivers Press. To paraphrase Leo Tolstoy, happy families are all alike, but every awkward family is uniquely awkward in its own way. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING In uncertain economic times, the essential services of nonprofits are critical to any community. Now more than ever, the goal of a nonprofit board is to help the organization perform with maximum effectiveness. The Community Foundation of Collier County, through its Center for Nonprofit Excellence, offers seminars and board trainings on the best practices of nonprofit boards. One of the newest best practice ideas for nonprofit boards of directors is the creation of a governance committee. Members of such committees understand the mission and goals of the organization and ensure that all board members do, as well. The governance committee has eight primary tasks: 1. Identification This involves assessing current board members and then creating a profile of skills sets and areas of expertise the board and the organization need. 2. Cultivation and recruitment These activities should reach beyond the boards traditional circles and connect to those in the community who reflect the organizations constituencies and who can address the needs of the board today and in the future. 3. Orientation A complete orientation includes everything from a tour of the facilities and an overview of the history, to an indepth presentation that clearly explains the financial state of the company and copies of the bylaws and organizational chart. 4. Involvement Each new member should be recruited based on how they can help the organization. This includes having a job description, being introduced to committee work and actively engaging the new members in the work of the board. 5. Education The governance committee is charged with ensuring that all members have adequate materials and understand their roles and responsibilities. The committee should also involve board members in continuing education about issues that most concern the board and the organization. This entails an effective communications network to keep board members apprised of activities through publications, board and committee minutes, presentations and emails. 6. Evaluation The governance committee should annually lead the board in a self-assessment and a discussion of strategies for self-improvement. 7. Rotation Making sure expectations are clear, evaluating individual performance and enforcing term limits are all important functions of the governance committee. 8. Celebration Boards should take time to govern well and to celebrate their successes. The board and the chief executive: Who does what? Effective board/chief executive partnerships depend on common expectations, cooperative planning and open and honest communications. Boards tend to run on a continuum from those whose members are over-involved in managerial matters to those whose members serve in name only. Achieving the right balance is an ongoing challenge that can be managed well if the board and chief executive establish common expectations. The first step is to establish job descriptions for both board members and the chief executive. These documents should establish the expectations and the parameters of the required work. The second step is to establish a strategic plan and ensure that the board focuses on implementation of that plan. Finally, open and honest communication will keep the board informed and diminish any members tendency to want to take over the responsibilities of the staff. The board of directors of a nonprofit can govern more and manage less if they:Develop a strategic plan and adhere to it;Develop a critical path for implementation of the strategic agenda; Monitor the success of the organizations initiatives; Develop clear expectations and plan of action for the board of directors; Encourage the board leadership to think strategically; and Prepare materials and structure meetings to direct the boards attention to matters of policy and strategy. With assets of more than $51 million, the foundation manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985 the foundation and its fundholders have granted $30 million back to the community.Mary Ellen Barrett is vice president of programs for the foundation. For more information about the best practices of nonprofit board members, contact her at 649-5000, ext. 203, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete listing of the seminars offered through the foundations Center for Nonprofit Excellence, visit www.cfcollier.org. Center for Nonprofit Excellence programs designed to help board members, executives be their best BY MARY ELLEN BARRETT ________________________Vice President of Programs The Community Foundation of Collier County PUZZLE ANSWERS For Fabulous Wine, Hors doeuvres & Spectacular Art Julys Featured Artist John W. Cane, Ph.D. Digital HD Leica PhotographyPublic is welcome to view Art work located in our private dining room from July 1st 31st McCormick & Schmicks will be featuring a new artist each month thru December 2009Invites You To Join Us Tuesday July 7th 5:30-7:30pm
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 C11 Rescue InkIf your idea of an animal lover is a sweater-clad grandma crocheting doilies for her cats, get ready to have your mind blown. These animal advocates are steak-chomping, dirty-joketelling, tattoo-covered bikers who look like they could crush a windpipe... with the same hands they use to gently stroke the tiniest kitten. Rescue Ink is a New-Yorkcentered animal rescue group with a personality like none other. These 10 brawny guys might look like thugs, but theyre heroes to abused and neglected animals of all sorts, from feral cats to marooned ducks to mistreated horses. When directly confronting cruelty and ignorance, often in dicey situations that other rescue teams wont touch, the Rescue Ink team is perfectly aware that their appearance can be a powerful tool, and they dont hesitate to use it. Sometimes all that is needed is a little intimidation, a strategy in which the guys excel. But they also perform quieter tasks educating the public about puppy mills and sterilization programs, buying sacks of dog food and kitty litter with money from their own pockets, and traveling around the country speaking to groups of all ages about respect and kindness. Each chapter in this multibiography tells the life story of a different member of the crew, and the reader can quickly see that these guys have much in common: Theyve seen hard times, but found a way through them with the help of a special pet, or from an overarching compassion for and link with animals in general. Perhaps because of their backgrounds, many of them have a soft spot for misrepresented breeds, such as the pit bull and Rottweiler, and are eager to spread the word that these oft-maligned dogs have hearts just as big as any of their canine cousins. Likewise, anyone who looks beyond Rescue Inks own fierce exteriors can clearly see that this is a truly noble and admirable group of men. By Rescue Ink, with Denise Flaim (Viking, $25.95)REVIEWED BY EALISH WADDELL_________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples (next to Roys) NEW HAPPY HOUR BAR Menu! Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar & the largest BIG SCREEN HD in SW FLORIDA Major league baseball games every night! $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 7/15/09 Tavern on the Bay Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week Open 7 Days a Week $2 Drafts and $4 Wells THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. MONDAY 40 Wings $3 Margarita $5 Nachos WEDNESDAY KIDS EAT FREE!!! HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week! 3-7pm GREAT SPECIALS! Sundays Stoneys at Early Dining & Happy Hour with Robert Williamson on piano from 4-7pm Summer Wine Dinners for 2 $49.95 Sun-ThGreat Seafood Night Live Maine Lobster... The One & Only Great Prime Rib night... Half price Wine Cellar Sale403 Bayfront Place NaplesOff Goodlette Rd. North of US 41Great Steak Night 12oz USDA Prime NY Strip........... 1 lbs for with salad & potato with salad & potato with salad & potatoHappy Hour 4-6pm in the Lounge $ 24 $ 15 95 $ 16 95Monday239-435-9353Tuesday & Thursday Wednesday Corporate catering facility 150-400 people
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 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 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd. Re ection Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake 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: www.ShadyPalmPub.com 239-434-9600210 Tamiami Trail NaplesPizza SundayOne Plain 14 Pizza for$500Addl topping $1 ea.Dine in only with the purchase of a beverage.$500Burger NightTuesday Nights 4pm-9pm $5.00 Cheeseburger and French Fries with the purchase of a beverage. Dine In Only. Buy One Dinner Entre Get OneEqual or lesser value. With purchase of 2 beverages. Dine In OnlyMust present coupon. Not Valid with any other offer. Expires 06/30/0950% 2ND AVE.TAMIAMI TR.WYNNS$500Taco NightWednesday Nights with the purchase of a beverage. Dine In Only. For some, the desire to see The Proposal is based solely on the fact that Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock are naked together in a bedroom scene. Fair enough, though you should prepare for disappointment. For more discerning tastes those who expect real chemistry between romantic leads, funny jokes and at least a moderately believable story this is a movie to skip.Ms. Bullock plays Margaret Tate, a bitchy New York City book editor who walks all over her lowly assistant, Andrew Paxton (Reynolds). Shes also Canadian and doesnt realize her visa is about to expire, so she tells her bosses she and Drew are engaged. He reluctantly agrees to play along, but problems ensue when an immigration officer (Denis OHare) questions the validity of their union. In an effort to prove their love she travels with him to his hometown of Sitka, Alaska, for his Grandma Annies (Betty White) 90th birthday party, meets his parents (Mary Steenburgen and Craig T. Nelson), and then of course really does fall in love with him. Margarets only competition for Drew comes from his high school sweetheart Gertrude (Malin Akerman, Watchmen), whos neither cute nor sassy enough to win him back. I mean, what guy wouldnt want the girl whos been a royal bitch to him for three years when his true love comes back in the picture? Nah, give me the hyper-dominant, odious alpha girl whose mere presence I couldnt stand three days ago shell make me happy forever. Margarets affection (I cant bring myself to call it love) for Drew is, of course, in accordance with the golden rule of romantic comedies, which clearly states that the heroine must be in love with either a) the guy she cant stand, or b) the guy who cant stand her, by the time the movie ends. If this doesnt happen the movie is not a romantic comedy, its a drama. And in truth, The Proposal may asLATEST FILMS The Proposal Is it worth $10? NoRyan Reynolds as Andrew Paxton and Sandra Bullock as Margaret Tate The Proposal. danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com SEE C13
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C14 WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 10 Southwest Florida Locations To Find Your www.ribcity.com 2008 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. 2008 HIT Entertainment Limited. HIT and HIT LOGO are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited. www.thomasandfriends.com/live Summer 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 Ave. South. Most classes meet once a week through the month; some meet less often. For cost, registration and more information, call 4253272 or go to https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu. Emerge Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m. July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome. Instructor Nori St. Paul is a stressmanagement consultant and certified yoga instructor and meditation therapist. Editing Digital Photos with Photoshop Elements 7.0, 2:30-4:20 p.m. July 1, 8, 15 and 29 This hands-on immersion class teaches editing techniques from basics to advanced. Writing Your Life Story, 2-3:30 p.m. July 1 and 8Author James Robison 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. Great Writers Up Close, 2-3:30 p.m. July 15Join the discussion with Jim Robison as he recalls his personal experiences with John Updike, Seamus Heaney, Jamaica Kincaid, Joyce Carol Oates, David Foster Wallace and others. FGCU Renaissance Academy summer classes begin July 1 AFE LUNAAFE LUNA $29.9921
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 A&E C15 Shirley Street Auto Repairs CERTIFIED MASTER MECHANICS Check engine light on? Call UsFREE CHECK UP FREE A/C CHECK Brakes Tune-Ups Transmission Rebuilding Diagnostics Air Conditioning5950 Shirley Street Naples, FL HOURS: Mon.-Fri 8am-5pm WE DO IT ALL 239-592-5714 OIL CHANGE STARTING AT$1395 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 Fabulous hairdoesnt have to be ex p ensive!Hair that See the reworks from a front-row seat! invites you to join our Fourth of July 239.263.4949 ADULTS $60 KIDS $50 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED1200 5TH AVE S. (US 41 E) DEPARTS 7:30 Regularly scheduled Sightseeing & Sunset Cr uises: Noon, 2pm, 4pm & 1 hr before sunset Half-Day Deep Sea Fishing aboard M/V Lady Brett Departs 7:45am & 1:00pm Half-Day Bay Fishing aboard M/V Capt. Paul Departs 9:00am & 1:00pm THURSDAY, JUNE 25 8 p.m., Brain Fitness Program Learn how to get your brain in better shape by driving beneficial chemical, physical and functional changes. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 8:30 p.m., Untold Stories Paradise? Or Paradise Lost? The Story of Captiva Theres no denying the almost mythical lure of Captiva Islands alabaster beaches and tropical island ambience. Is that isolated tranquility being overrun by affluence gone wild? SATURDAY, JUNE 27 9:30 p.m., Antiques Roadshow: Tampa Hour 2 Marblehead art pottery, pre-war German and Japanese character canes, Sioux artifacts and the first book printed in Wyoming. SUNDAY, JUNE 28 9 p.m., Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot: Mrs. McGintys Dead Mrs. McGinty was killed by a brutal blow to the head, and her lodger is sentenced to hang for the murder. As Mr. Poirot joins forces with famed crime novelist Ariadne Oliver to save the lodger from the gallows, he doesnt realize his own life is in danger. MONDAY, JUNE 29 9 and 10 p.m., History Detectives: PsychoPhone, World War II Dog Training Letter, Pancho Villa Watch Fob, Manhattan Project Patent, Galleon Shipwreck Beeswax, Creole Poems TUESDAY, JUNE 30 9 p.m. NOVA: ScienceNow Breakthroughs in engineering artificial diamonds; solving the deadly post-9/11 anthrax attacks; a look at AutoTune, the controversial computer pitch-correction software that turns sour notes into sweet ones; and a profile of computer scientist Luis von Ahn. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 8 p.m., American Masters: Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes Lake Wobegon has become Americas collective hometown, visited weekly for 40 years on a fictional radio program that creates bona fide nostalgia. For more than a year, cameras followed MR. Keillor and his motley crew of actors, musicians and technical staff as he crisscrossed the country. This week on WGCU TV All The Best from Chrissys at Summer Prices4901 Tamiami Trail N, Suite #312 (near Outback Steakhouse)(239) 304-2222 BREAKFAST LUNCHChrissys Keep it Simple Summer Specials$5.99 Lunch Specials $5.00 Breakfast SpecialsOpen 8am to 2:30pm Chrissys at Tanglewoodour Boutique Location Not valid with other offers.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 A&E WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 Naples 239-591-0733 Sarasota 941-923-4455 Bonita Springs 239-948-7444 TUESDAYS 1/2 PRICE PIZZA NIGHTTHURSDAYS STEAK OR CHICKEN FAJITA NIGHTBIRTHDAY MONDAYS 1/2 Price Happy Hour M-F 3-7 p.m.FRIDAYS BIG ALS FISH FRY 9 OZ LOBSTER TAIL $999 $1999 SUNDAYS ALL DAY BABY BACK RIB COOKOUT $1099 SATURDAYS 4 COURSE DINNERS $1299 $999 STIMU-LUNCHSPECIALS!$499MON-SUN 11AM 3PM DINE IN ONLY!Smokers Welcome on Our Patios Monday through Thursday$24.95Three Courses$6 MARTINIS All Summer Long at the Bar!Come Listen to Flamenco Guitar Sounds ofCougarEvery Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights from 7-10pmPlease check our website for summer menus and special offers.www.SeaSaltNaples.comSeaSalt is located at 1186 Third Street South, in Old Naples. Please call 239-434-7258 for reservations.Here are some Fourth of July activities around the area: Miromar Outlets and Germain Arena present the 10th annual fireworks show in celebration of Independence Day on Friday, July 3. Childrens activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team will perform at 6 and 7:30 p.m., and the fireworks will begin at dusk. Moes annual Firecracker 5k Run sets of from the site of the old Pippins restaurant on Tamiami Trail North at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 4. After the race, participants are welcome to meet at the Naples Beach Hotel for a group swim. Day-of registration for $15 begins at 6 a.m. Advance registration is $7 for members of Gulf Cost Runners and $10 for non-members and can be completed online at www.gcrunners.org. Race packets will be available for pick-up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday July 2-3, at Naples on the Run in Gateway Center, 2116 Tamiami Trail N. The city of Naples Fourth of July Parade steps out along Broad Avenue at 10 a.m. and follows a route to Third Street South, north to Fifth Avenue South and east to Eighth Street South past City Hall, ending at Eighth Avenue and Eighth Street. Show up wearing an American flag and enjoy half-price admission for an airboat ride, a swamp buggy eco-tour, a snake and Celebrate Independence DaySEE MORE ON C17 6434 Naples Blvd. Naples, FL 34109 (Across from TIB Bank)naplesflatbread.com 239.687.3454Full Service Catering AvailableLive Entertainment every Saturday Night from 8 11pm featuring Acoustic guitar & vocals ofBECKOn all bottled beers and all wines by the glass4 to 7pm Dine In OR Take OutMondayHalf Price pizza and atbreads from 4PM to Close.TuesdayHospitality Night where all those in the business will get Half Price beer and wine by the glass from 4PM to Close for all those in the business. Check our website often for an updated calendar of events. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for all of our latest information, offers, discounts and promotions. WednesdayLadies Night where all ladies will get Half Price beer and wine by the glass from 4PM to Close.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 A&E C17 alligator who or a swamp critter show at Billie Swamp Safari on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation in the Everglades. The flag can be worn as a pin, badge, bandanna, hat, T-shirt or anything else appropriate. The half-price offer is good all day Saturday, July 4. For more information, call (863) 983-6101 or visit www.billieswampsafari.travel. Celebrate on the water aboard the Naples Princess. The Independence Day cruise will also serve as a fundraiser for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Port-OCall Way, and the boat departs at 7:30 p.m. to cruise into the Gulf of Mexico to view the fireworks up and down the beach. Tickets are $130 each, with $40 tax-deductible. For more information, call 254-2777 or 435-3819.The Bonita Springs night sky will come alive with a laser light show Saturday, July 4, in Riverside Park as part of the annual Star Spangled Bonita Party in the Park. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and will include live entertainment and pie-baking and hot dog-eating competitions, plus a waterslide, dunking game, potato sack races and relay races. For more information, call 949-6262 or visit www.cityofbonitasprings.org. Historic Everglades City celebrates the Fourth in old-fashioned style on Sunday, July 5, with a grand parade, arts and crafts sale, a raffle and the best fireworks display south of Orlando. The family festival takes place in McLeod Park beginning at 11 a.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. For more information, call 695-2905. HEY KIDS!COLOR TO WIN a 4 pack of tickets to the Thomas & Friends show and meet one of the performers!!!!Color and mail this picture to: Germain Arena, Thomas and Friends, Color-2-Win Contest, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero, FL 33928. Be sure to include your NAME, AGE, and TELEPHONE number. Good Luck! Thomas & Friends Live! On stage at Germain Arena 1-800-745-3000 or www.TicketMaster.com TUES. JULY 21 7:00 PM | WED. JULY 22 11:00 AM | WED. JULY 22 7:00 PM 239.597.75001485 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL Closed Mondays. $5 off expires 06-30-09 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 WEEKLYC18 A&E WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 Veteran director and actress Joan Wood conducts an Acting Tools Workshop at 3 p.m. every Wednesday at Six Degrees Exhibitions. The informal session is designed to help performers and public speakers polish their acts and build their self-confidence. Ms. Woods wildlife series for National Geographic TV, Really Wild Animals, was nominated for an Emmy Award, as was her Making a Difference program for Showtime KIDSTV. She also has directed for Saturday Night Live.Call 331-2678 to reserve your spot in the Acting Tools Workshop. Six Degrees Exhibitions is on the dockside boardwalk one block west of Tin City. Let a pro help you polish your act 9114 Strada Place, Suite 12110 Naples, Florida 34108 (239) 591-2299www.McCormick&Schmicks.com Served from 3:30pm until 5:30 DailyAll Wine Selections$5 by the Glass or$20 by the Bottle$4.95 Appetizers$19.95 Entre selections Summer Chefs Specials Angeles and is a candidate for the Naples International Film Festival coming up in November. Director Flynn hopes to turn the film into a full-length feature. The Vaudevillian, a 16-minute movie by Yash Bhatt that explores the carnivalesque world of vaudeville during the Great Depression. In dreamy sequences, the story follows a struggling ventriloquist and his dummy after they lost their job. The Vaudevillian was showcased at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival as well as the Kodak Showcase at ClermonFerrand International in France. Kodak Award-winner Yash Bhatt preserves the beauty of a lost art form on 16mm film. The now discontinued 16mm stock proved the ultimate medium to capture the details of the texture and tones of the times. Shes a Fox, written and directed by Cameron Sawyer. Set in 1987, this short film follows 12-year-old Cameron Sawyer on his quest to win over the heart of Cascade Elementary Schools most popular girl. His infatuation runs deep, and after a series of events he learns the universal truth we must all face: Sometimes love hurts. The screenwriter and director also stars in this delightful short thats making the film festival circuit. Additional indie films are screened every Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. at Six Degrees Exhibitions. For more information, call 331-2678. FILMSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOShes a Fox plays at Six Degrees Exhibitions as part of a three-for-$3 screening Monday, June 29.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 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 4-6 BEST PIZZA IN NAPLES1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well Drinks Ft. Myers Ke y West *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers Beach Just 31/2 hours to Key West! Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN June 26thKey West Gator Club Dolphin DerbyJune 27thBCCLTs 1st Annual Coconut & Keys native Food Festival July 4thFireworksJuly 4thLadies Dolphin ChampionshipJuly 10thKey West Offshore Challenge ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139Children of the Everglades, a collection of 1930s photographs and artifacts from Floridas Seminole-Miccosukee Indians, is on display at Southwest Florida International Airport. Passengers and visitors are greeted in the terminal building with large-scale photographs from the W. Stanley Hanson and Robert D. Mitchell Collection of Seminole Indian Photographs, which is currently archived at the Smithsonian Institutions National Anthropological Archives. The exhibit also includes authentic patchwork dresses and jackets, sweet grass or pine needle baskets, palmetto dolls and historical documents. Many of the exhibit pieces are on loan from the Hanson Family Archives. The son of a turn-of-the-century Fort Myers doctor, W. Stanley Hanson, better known as the White Medicine Man, grew up among the Seminole-Miccosukee Indians and became a trusted friend and advocate. In 1937, Mr. Hanson became a Seminole guide and interpreter under President Franklin D. Roosevelts administration. Children of the Everglades is an effort of Air in Flight, a partnership between the Lee County Alliance of the Arts and the Lee County Port Authority. The exhibit will remain on display at the airport through May 2010.Photos, artifacts in airport exhibit celebrate Children of the Everglades COURTESY PHOTOThis photograph from the Hanson Family Archives is among many on display at Southwest Florida International Airport through May 2010.
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Fort Myers, FL 3912 239.693.8667www.uno.comThe official start of summer seems somewhat anticlimactic when Florida air conditioners have been running full tilt for weeks now. Odds are youve already lightened up your wardrobe and food choices. It makes sense that you give your wine choices the same treatment. That doesnt mean abandoning red wines altogether. Still, its a good time of the year to try some lighter-bodied varieties, perhaps a white or rose. But there are some just-right-for-summer reds, too, that have less alcohol and arent quite so weighty. I really like rose wines for the summertime, says Thom McKay, sommelier at The Wine Merchant in Naples. There are some really great ones, and theyre big enough to pair well with steaks as well as seafood. Hes not alone. Frank Pulice, proprietor of Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers, appears to be on much the same wavelength. The Elizabeth Rose is a very nice but unusual wine, he says. You do not normally see a syrah rose, and it can pair up with anything on the grill. Sukie Honeycutt of Tonys Off Third in Naples cited three wines shes enjoying now at home, including a white and a rose. Her picks follow along with those of Mr. Pulice, Mr. McKay, a couple of sources from further afield and yours truly. Whites: Pirineos Mesache Blanco 2006 Refreshing Spanish white made from gewrztraminer, chardonnay and macabeo (think sparkling Cava) grapes. Refreshing, with floral and citrus and a little white stone fruit, finishing with a little spice. This wine is crisp and bright. Tasting notes from Mr. Pulice. About $15. Girard Sauvignon Blanc 2007 This 100 percent sauvignon blanc from Napa Valley has a great balance of fruit and acidity. It is a smooth, sleek wine and is not tart or sweet, just beautifully laid-back. Clean, crisp and nice fruit. Tasting notes from Ms. Honeycutt, who adds, Be sure to tell your readers I drink this at home. About $19. La Marca Prosecco NV This Italian sparkler has the fragrance and flavor of tropical fruits. Its crisp and fresh, with an effervescence that keeps it alive and active. A good thirst quencher. Tasting notes from Mr. Pulice. About $20. Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling 2007 With crisp acidity, this Eroica delivers mandarin orange and sweet lime aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. I have it found this wine to be an amazing pairing with sweet, flavorful Dungeness crab. Tasting notes from Bob Bertheau, head winemaker of Chateau Ste. Michelle, on the winemakers Web site. Both Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate give it 91 points. About $25. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2007 One of my personal favorites from Germanys Mosel district, from arguably the best vineyard in the country. A floral nose and apple and peach flavors marry with the characteristic lush feeling and taste of fine a German Riesling. A light zing of citrus with a long finish. Tasting notes from Jim McCracken. About $40. Roses: Atticus 2007 Pinot Noir Ros A wonderful Oregonian wine, it has a big nose with strawberry and tropical fruits and is smooth on the finish. This is big enough to stand up to steak like a filet or maybe lamb, but delicate enough for fish. Tasting notes from Mr. McKay. About $18. Dolium Malbec Ros 2007 Beautiful ros from Argentina, raspberry spice and honey flavors. Great with red meats as well as seafood. Tasting notes from Mr. McKay. About $13. Portal del Montsant Brunus Ros 2008 Spanish rose from 100 percent grenache. Rich color with wonderful strawberry and raspberry flavors and a little spice. A refreshing dry wine thats great with grilled fish. Tasting notes from Ms. Honeycutt. About $25. Elizabeth Ros Napa Ros 2008 An interesting blend of mostly syrah with some zinfandel. This wine is fragrant and flavorful with juicy strawberries and light acidity. The finish goes on forever. (The vineyards are certified organic.) Tasting notes from Mr. Pulice. About $20. Vina La Posada Cabernet Sauvignon Ros 2007 This Chilean rose is rich in color and has raspberry, blackberry and strawberry flavors. Great with ribeye or a pepper steak, its also a great value. Tasting notes from Mr. McKay. About $10. Reds: Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2006 This wine shows great balance between the rich fruit and tannins, with a nice complex finish. The only reds I drink in the summer are pinot noir, and this is a great selection from New Zealand. Tasting notes from Ms. Honeycutt. About $29. Nine Stones Shiraz Hilltops 2007 Ripe and generous, this Australian red shows a minerally edge to the blackberry and cardamom flavors, remaining open and inviting through the long, deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2017. Tasting notes from Wine Spectator, rated 90 points. Listed as a Best Buy in the upcoming July 31, 2009 issue. About $20. jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Nine Stones Hilltop Shiraz bottleBreak out some cool new wines to help beat the summer heat VINONINE STONES WINERY / COURTESY PHOTO Exp. 7/25/09. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11am 3pm Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5pm 9:30pm Closed Sundays
karenFELDMAN email@example.com Its looking as if its a diners market this summer, with restaurants serving up scads of specials, including themed nights with bargain prices on specific entrees, usually with a salad and/or beverage included, and buy-one, get-one-half-price packages. Perhaps the best deal is the three-course prix-fixe meal that appears to be gaining ground in town. Heres a sampling of whats available in the area. (If you dont see your favorite restaurants listed, give them a call to see if they, too, are offering some summer bargains.) Absinthe, The Collection at Vanderbilt, offers a three-course meal for $25 from 4-6 p.m. Call 254-0050. Angelinas, 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, serves a three-course meal for $27.50 during regular business hours. Call 390-3187. The Bay House, 799 Walkerbilt Road, offers a three-course tasting menu for $29 all night. Call 591-3837. Bleu Provence, 1234 Eighth St. South, has a two-course dinner plus a glass of wine for $23.95 available from 5-6:30 p.m. Call 261-8239 BRIO Tuscan Grille, Waterside Shops, 5505 Tamiami Trail N., now has a threecourse summer menu for $16.95 SundayThursday. Call 593-5319. EVOO, 13240 Tamiami Trail N., offers a three-course menu for $29 throughout dinner service. Call 444-2020. Flemings, 8965 Tamiami Trail N., just introduced its three-course summer menu for $35.95. Call 598-2424. MiraMare, The Village at Venetian Bay, 4236 Gulf Shore Blvd., has a three-course menu for $18.09 from 5-6 p.m. daily. Call 430-6273. Mr. Five, 1716 Airport Pulling Road, offers a three-course Italian comfort dinner with a glass of wine for $15 every Thursday. Call 262-1555. Olio, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave., offers an appetizer and entre for $22 from 4-6 p.m. Call 530-5110. Ridgway Bar & Grill, Third Street and 13th Ave. South, has a three-course menu for $24 available all night. Call 262-5000. Roys, Bayfront Place, 475 Bayfront in Naples, and The Promenade, 26831 Bay Landing Drive, Bonita Springs, has a threecourse summer menu for $35 per person. An added saving: no corkage fees through Labor Day. Call 261-1416 in Naples and 4987697 in Bonita Springs. Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. South, offers a three-course dinner for $24.95 all night. Call 434-7258. Two Brothers, 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., serves a $14.95 meal from 5-6:30 p.m. daily. Call 597-4800.Naples Originals certificate saleThe 37 restaurants that make up Naples Originals are holding a mini-sale of gift certificates while they last. The periodic sale began Wednesday and continues until the certificates sell out. Most get snapped up within hours of being offered, but there are still likely to be some left for those who dont dally. We are seeing unprecedented demand for gift certificates from price-conscious diners who dont want to give up the pleasures of enjoying good food in a warm and welcome ambience, says Lisa Boet, president of the group composed of locally owned and operated restaurants. The sale is held on the Naples Originals Web site naplesoriginals.com and offers 30 percent savings, with $25 gift certificates selling for $17.50 and $50 certificates selling for $35. Gift certificates cannot be used for alcohol, tax or gratuity and are limited to one certificate per table. They cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or programs. Check out the sale and get more information on the restaurants by visiting the groups Web site.Riverwalk revamps menuRiverwalk at Tin City has sparked up its menu with items such as beach bread (garlic bread with jack and gorgonzola cheese, green onions and marinara sauce) and an expanded choice of burgers (Black Angus, South beach turkey, yellow fin tuna and char-grilled mini burgers). The daily fish market offers a mix and match of six fresh fish options that can be grilled, blackened, fried or bamboosteamed, then topped with a choice of six sauces and complemented by a choice of six side dishes. The waterfront restaurant at Tin City is open daily at 1200 Fifth Ave. South. Call 263-2734. Slow Food goes PersianAn Afternoon of Persian Delights is the theme of Slow Food Southwest Floridas first Naples event, set for 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Bha! Bha! A Persian Bistro in North Naples. Members and other interested foodies from throughout the region are invited to the soiree, which will include an array of chef/owner Michael Mirs signature dishes, stories about his homeland and the important role food played in family life. Cost is $40 for Slow Food members, $45 for non-members. A selection of wines will be available for $6 per glass. Bha! Bha! is at 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Make reservations at slowfoodsouthwestflorida@ gmail.com or 437-4237 or 8519214.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR Thursday, June 25, Bamboo Caf: Participate in a blind wine tasting, enjoy a three-course meal and watch La Cage aux Folles, the original French version of The Birdcage, along with a drag show during the cafs Film, Food and Wine Night; $55, 755 12th Avenue S.; 643-6177. Thursday, June 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Choose from among 50 wines along with hors doeuvres during the tasting and a cigar sampling outside; $10 (includes a $5 credit for a purchase the night of the event), 6425 Naples Blvd.; 514-2316. Thursday, June 25, 7-9 p.m., Haskells the Wine People: Sample 25 wines plus hot and cold appetizers while enjoying a sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess; $65, departs from 550 Port O Call Way (south side of U.S. 41 next to Gordon River Bridge); 254-1120. Reservations required. Friday, June 26, 6-7:30 p.m., The Wine Merchant: Angel Share Distributors will pour wines from small California boutique wineries; free; 12820 Tamiami Trail North; 592-0000. Friday, June 26, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Sample organic and biodynamic wines presented by Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar paired with a four-course tasting dinner by Chef Kristina San Filippo; $75, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, June 27, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The Third Street South Farmers Market features local farmers, artisans, chefs and fishmongers selling a variety of goods; Third Street South and Gordon Drive; 434-6533. Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway holds a fruit pies and fruit brioche pizza class in the second session his Third Street South Cooking School open to anyone 13 years and older; $20; 1300 Third St. South; 262-5500. Saturday, June 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Naples Tomato: Mozzarella-making class accompanied by light bites and wine; $35; 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 5989800. Reservations required. Saturday, June 27, Freds Diner: Three-course dinner and show, Assisted Living, a musical by comedy team Compton and Bennett; $29.95, Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Monday, June 29, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Chef Sam Faggetti of Naples Grande Beach Hotel will prepare summer-inspired dishes; $5, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations requested. Monday, June 29, 6-8 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Flavors and techniques from the Asian islands to the California coast form Pacific Rim cuisine, which will be the subject of the evenings cooking class; $45, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 3902222. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. p i t 5 1 4 T H S FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Scallops are one of the three entrees offered on the summer prix fixe menu at Fleming's. Piccolinos are on the bar menu at Mr. C's at Carrabba's.Among Naples eateries, the fixe appears to be inClosures and vacationsIts been a brutal month in terms of restaurant closures. Recent casualties include: Ruths Chris Steakhouse at Coastland Center, Trilogy, Corks, Tre Fratelli, Dinos, Pewter Mug, Mr. Gs and Blu Sushi. Chardonnay, Gabriellos of New York and Alexanders have closed for the summer and plan to reopen in September. Norms is closed for a few weeks for vacation.Carabbas opens Mr. Cs BarTheres something new at Carrabbas Italian Grill on the East Trail. Mr. Cs Bar has opened. The restaurant will hold an official ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, but the bar is already welcoming guests with a variety of specialty drinks, beers and snack items. On the liquid side, choose from blackberry sangria, two styles of bellini the Venice, with peach nectar and prosecco, or the Tuscan, with blackberry, peach and orange juice and prosecco and Mr. Cs dirty martini. Drinks are $6-$8. A sharing and snacking menu includes piccolinos, Italian mini sandwiches with either meatballs or chicken Parmesan; Italian potato chips known as patatinas, served with blue cheese sauce and green onions; beef or tuna carpaccio; an antipasti misto platter; meatballs with ricotta cheese; and a Mediterranean salad. Prices run $2-$7.50. Mr. Cs is named for Johnny Carrabba, father of the Johnny Carrabba who cofounded the chain with Damian Mandola in 1986. Today there are 231 Carrabbas Italian Grills around the country. Carrabbas is at 12631 Tamiami Trail East. Call 774-2965. COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO
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