ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 MOVIE REVIEW C12 SOCIETY C20 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 39 FREE WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 2, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERBrotherly loveTwo Brothers Baci knows how to do Italian. C23 Making wavesCounty drops the first load for another offshore reef. A14 Thoroughly enjoyableNancy Stetson says Naples Players' summer show is a hit. C8 No place like homeSeniorBridge helps older people stay where they prefer. B1 Noplacelikehome Things have gotten really competitive. Ive never had a hard time finding a summer job before, but this year its been impossible. Michael Serge, 16Jacksons chimp living the good life in SWFLBubbles, the chimpanzee who was Michael Jacksons constant companion for years, has been living at the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for chimpanzees and orangutans in Wauchula, since 2005. The 26-year-old chimp was born at a biomedical research facility in Austin, Texas, in 1983. While still an infant, he was purchased for Mr. Jackson by animal trainer Bob Dunn, center officials said. Bubbles reportedly lived with the pop star at his Neverland compound, sat in on the recording of the Bad album and accompanied Mr. Jackson on the Bad world tour in 1988. The singers relationship with Bubbles was mocked in the press, however, and became the first in a series of bizarre, eccentric behaviors that followed the pop icon the rest of his career. When Bubbles grew too large, he was removed to Mr. Dunns California compound. In 2005, Mr. Dunn retired from the business of working chimpanzees and orangutans and sent all his apes, including Bubbles, to the Center for Great Apes. Wauchula is about 100 miles northeast of Naples. Mr. Jackson never visited Bubbles in Florida, center officials said. There is also a question of whether Mr. Jacksons estate will provide funds for Bubbles care.Today, the Center for Great Apes houses 42 chimpanzees and orangutans on 120 rural acres. They roam the property through an abovegroundBY E.I. ROTTERSMANnews@ oridaweekly.com BY PAM V. KROLpkrol@ oridaweekly.com SEE WORKFORCE, A8 SEE BUBBLES, A16 OT LONG AGO, FINDING a job was a fairly simple matter for teens interested in earning some extra spending money over the summer. The whole enterprise typically took place the week after school let out, and required little more than a trip to the mall or a couple of local restaurants. After filling out a few applications, a kid could pretty much count on being employed by the following weekend. Few things are that simple for anyone in todays job market, but especially for teens. For one thing, competition for the limitedNOUR YOUNGWORKFORCECOMPETES FOR LIMITED, AND AT TIMES, VOLUNTEER JOBSPop icon said goodbye when Bubbles got too big Job-hunting tips and Web sites to turn toA8>>inside:GETTY IMAGES BY GAB ARCHIVE/REDFERNS Michael Jackson with Bubbles in 1984
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Meanwhile, among the public deaths that occurred last week in the United States, I was struck not so much by a sense of loss as by a sense of sadness at lives squandered. Not wasted, necessarily, but squandered. I dont know how to judge a death like Michael Jacksons, for example. I know little about his life and less about his music, except that some people appreciate it and I dont. But its music. Its a note and a float in the American parade, a contribution, and I revere that in itself. Once, he was a spectacular athlete he could dance like a dream. On the other hand, judging by the pictures I saw of him in recent decades, I suspect hed become a man lost in despair. His face continually reshaped itself, his nostrils rising and expanding until his nose nearly disappeared above them. He looked like an exotic and nervous grazing animal from a distant grassland imported to a zoo frequented only by paparazzi. That makes me sad. And I imagine the Texas beauty Farrah Fawcett was pretty sad, too, or at least pretty frustrated. I borrowed that phrase from a news report somewhere: The Texas Beauty. I like saying it because its impersonal and glorious. You can toss it out like a rich guy with a stable of horses and Derby pretensions: That Texas Beauty can really run. Horses are only horseflesh and beauties are only beautyflesh, I guess. But as their looks begin to vanish and the beautiful fortress begins to crumble under the assault of time and human experience and disease and all of it, people who have anchored themselves to their bodies and their appearances, like she did in Hollywood, cant be happy. The public deaths, though, didnt affect me nearly as much as the recent private deaths of people I didnt know, or knew only slightly. Inevitably, they reminded me of people I did know, who died in former days. All of us well, maybe not a few among us who are young have these stories, and can tell them. A friends roommate through four tough years at the nations premier service academy died of a heart condition at 54 last week, just out of the blue hed forged a spectacular career in the Navy, and left two children and an adoring wife, I learned.And a man whom Id come to know in recent months, a longtime friend of my wifes, died too, violently. He was 70.Only days earlier, hed given my younger sons several robust palladiums hed grown himself and potted for them that was with one arm, since he was saddled permanently to a wheelchair after a debilitating stroke had rendered him almost paralyzed. My oldest son had begun going to his apartment to read to him each week from the biographical novel the man had in progress (he typed with one arm and one finger, of course, because he never gave up; he was a former Marine). He took in people in trouble, and one of them, a whacko, murdered him in his Lee County apartment (he was a former Marine, too, authorities said). All of this managed to fire up my own remembrance of things past (to borrow from Proust), unwanted though it sometimes may be: young friends who died when I was young, family members who died too young themselves, the rest of it. Mortality sitting there ready to pop you on any given day, which is news to no one. Thats the reason I admire so much those who salute the reaper by throttling up a joie de vivre every single day, and carrying on. Both the friend who lost his roommate for him, the equivalent of losing a brother, which had literally happened to him in the past and a friend of the murdered man who gave him years of attentive care as unselfishly as a saint, can do that. Thats instructive to me, however difficult it is for them. Its also a beautiful and loving tribute to the lost one that defies death in the spirit of the English poet John Donne: Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. Which brings me back to the question: What are we going to do about our mortality? Not too long ago, I wandered over to the home of Burdie Baker, my spiritual advisor. Burdie was standing by his truck in the driveway, where hed just flattened a mass of beer and pop cans to run down to the recycling center. Hed been fishing, too, and usually that makes him happy. What made him less than happy, though, was his required appearance at a funeral, where a huge outpouring of affection would occur for a man whod been uncelebrated in life. I dont want none of this, myself, Burdie said. All these flowers and nice words and hoop-de-da dont give me that. If youre going to do something, do it while Im alive. Do it while Im standing here. You want to give me flowers? Well pick em and come on over. I can smell em and see em now. I wont be smelling any flowers later. You want to say something nice about me? Come on over here and say it. I wont mind hearing it. Wont do me any good later. I was so startled, I pulled out my ever-present back-pocket notebook, and wrote down those comments. Thats what you do about all this dying. You go say what you have to say, and do what you have to do, before it happens. And afterward, you celebrate. COMMENTARY Death be not proud rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. One of the catchphrases thats come out of this current era is Never let a crisis go to waste, a sentiment thats been voiced by various members of the Obama administration in reference to the world economic crisis. As a governing philosophy, its more than a little Machiavellian; the sorts of thing that youd imagine officials might think to themselves but not say out loud. With that in mind, one wonders if this is exactly what Irans leaders are saying to themselves, in the very different context of that countrys post election crisis. By choosing to violently suppress popular opposition to the official election results, the hard-liners in Irans theocracy have started down a road that will likely see them consolidate power at the expense of relatively reform-minded politicians. Removing the velvet glove of Iran-style democracy to expose the iron fist beneath may not be the most sustainable governing strategy over the long haul, but Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may reckon that its the best way to preserve what he and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad see as their nations national-security interests in the short term. First and foremost among these, one can guess, would be Irans nuclear program. Iran has continually insisted that its nuclear program is intended for peaceful purposes of power generation, but, as reported by The Associated Press, Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said last week that Iran has for more than a year turned away IAEA requests for information and inspections to exclude the possibility of military dimensions to Irans nuclear program. If one assumes that Iran is, in fact, trying to develop nuclear weapons, then President Barack Obamas marked change in approach from that of President George W. Bush emphasizing diplomacy over confrontation could well have posed a problem for maintaining this program in the face of international pressure. When the de facto leader of the free world is calling your nation part of an axis of evil, its relatively easy to resist nuclear talks on principle; when hes asking for talks on grounds of mutual respect, it presumably gets harder to come up with reasons that dont give every appearance of trying to hide something from the international community. Then along come the election protests, which provide a new reason for Iran to avoid the negotiating table. From the Iranian leaderships point of view, blaming internal protests and unrest on the covert actions of foreign governments such as the United States and Great Britain serves two purposes: to discredit the protesters, and to provide a new, if flimsy, excuse for refusing to negotiate with powers that are trying to overthrow, as Tehran claims, Irans government. Given Obamas determination to only comment on anti-protester violence while avoiding choosing sides (at least publicly) on the election itself, Britain, in particular, has found itself the target of the Iranian governments most vehement accusations of foreign meddling. This week, Iran expelled two British diplomats, which led Britain to respond in kind. Significantly, Britain, a former colonial ruler of Iran, is a key figure in the six-party Iranian nuclear talks. As recently as three days after the disputed election, the U.S. again urged Iran to return to these talks. Now, after nearly two weeks of violent oppression, such an invitation no longer seems tenable. With the strategy of diplomatic engagement breaking down on all sides, Iran under Khamenei and Ahmadinejad would appear to be heading into increasing isolation from the international community. And for leaders who give every appearance of wanting to be left alone to develop a nuclear arsenal, that might suit them just fine. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Irans government uses a crisisGUEST OPINION MOMENTS IN TIME On July 2, 1937, the Lockheed aircraft carrying American aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan is reported missing near Howland Island in the Pacific. The pair was attempting to fly around the world, and no trace of them has ever been found. On July 3, 1908, writer Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher is born in Albion, Mich. She was a highly productive writer, producing nine books on food, including How to Cook a Wolf (1942). On July 4, 1826, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and third presidents of the United States, die on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Both men had been central in the drafting of the historic document. On July 5, 1865, in the East End of London, revivalist preacher William Booth and his wife Catherine establish the Christian Mission, later known as the Salvation Army. Soup kitchens were the first in a long line of various projects designed to provide physical and spiritual assistance to the destitute. On July 6, 1942, in Nazi-occupied Holland, 13-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family are forced to take refuge in a secret sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse, where they hide for two years. The Diary of Anne Frank has served as a literary testament to the 6 million Jews, including Anne herself, who were silenced in the Holocaust. OPINION In a new Gallup Poll asking who is the national leader of the Republican Party, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels didnt even rate an asterisk. Thats unsurprising. The governor of the countrys 16th most populous state wont normally garner much national attention, especially when hes an unassuming, old-school budget cutter. Its also a shame, because more than any other Republican officeholder, Daniels points the way ahead for his bedraggled party. Hes a Reaganite whos not trapped in 1980s nostalgia; hes a fiscal conservative who believes not just in limiting government, but in reforming it to address peoples everyday concerns; hes a politician of principle who refuses to sell his program in off-puttingly partisan or ideological terms. As they grapple with President Barack Obama, Republicans at the national level could do worse than ask themselves: What would Daniels do? At a recent forum in Washington sponsored by the Bradley Foundation and Hudson Institute, Daniels noted that Ralph Waldo Emerson said every polity tends to have a party of memory and a party of hope. We must be, as we have been in our better days, our more successful days, a party of hope, he said. When Daniels took office, Indiana had an $800 million deficit. He turned it into a $1.3 billion surplus (although it will be eaten into in the current downturn). Since 2005, hes saved roughly $450 million in the states budget and reduced the states rate of spending growth from 5.9 percent to 2.8 percent. I tell you with certainty, Daniels told his Washington audience, concern about the debt and deficit has not gone out of style. Mitch the Knife, as he was nicknamed when he headed George W. Bushs Office of Management and Budget, has matched his fiscal probity with the restless innovation of a devoted policy entrepreneur. He leased the states faltering toll road to a European operator for nearly $4 billion. He created health savings accounts for Indianas poor. He deregulated telecommunications. And he attracted business to the state, with Indiana winning more foreign investment than any other state during the past two years. A populist outcry against the toll-road deal dragged Daniels approval rating down to 37 percent at one point, and his tenure seemed a warning against putting a tightfisted technocrat in elected office. But opinion turned. He won re-election by 18 points last year. Daniels counsels national Republicans to adopt a no, but approach. As he told an interviewer from National Journal, on cap-and-trade hed say: No, lets not double the tax on poor people in the vain hope of moving the worlds thermometer. Heres a way to conserve energy and protect the environment that doesnt impoverish the nation. On health care, hed say, Sure, lets get people covered with health insurance, but heres a much better way. His success has stoked speculation about a possible 2012 presidential run. Daniels has made Shermanesque disavowals of national ambitions, and expressed confidence that new national leaders will soon emerge. When they do, they should heed the lesson and message of Mitch Daniels, an exemplar of a winning conservatism. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYWhat would Daniels do?
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly masters from the University of Georgia, on the GI bill following his military service. Brett holds a bachelors degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a masters degree from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the USAF Air Tactical School, of Great Britains Royal Air Force Staff College and of the U.S. National War College. In addition to flying aircraft for his country, the lieutenant general had a variety of important domestic assignments in the Air Force, including two tours in the Pentagon one in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the second in the office of the Secretary of Defense. In 2005, following Mimis death in 1999, Brett married Lou Longino, an Army brat who was the widow of a longtime friend of Bretts. Tom (Longino) and I became childhood friends when our fathers were stationed in Panama, and continued our friendship later at West Point, Brett says. Along with his children and grandchildren, he and Lou share the joy of her two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Brett says he is extremely proud of todays servicemen and women in Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. We have to bear in mind that many of them have served repeated tours, he says. Theyre doing a wonderful job under extremely difficult circumstances. I believe that our service personnel are among the most diligent and dedicated young people in the country. 15 MINUTES ing that George joined the Army right after high school. George wanted to go into Vietnam, but it was right at the time that I had been shot down, and my wife evoked the Sole Survivors Act (preventing family members from going in to active combat at the same time), Brett explains. Karlas daughter, Sarah Scott Brett, is a lieutenant in the Air Force and studying to be a doctor at Tulane Medical School. The military is a wonderful career with outstanding opportunities for young people who are motivated and self-disciplined, says Brett, who adds that his son received his bachelors degree from Florida State University, as well as his One could say that Lt. Gen. Devol Brett was born in to a life of military service literally. The son of Lt. Gen. George H. Brett, the first chief of the Air Corps, and the grandson of C.A. Devol, an Army major general, the future Lt. Gen. Devol Brett was born at Letterman Military Hospital Presidio of San Francisco in 1922, while his father was on active military duty. I never wanted to do anything else with my life. The military is the only career I ever considered, says Brett, a resident of Bentley Village who will turn 86 on Aug. 1. Brett proudly attends Junior ROTC ceremonies at area high schools, presenting medals and encouraging young people who are considering military careers. He also participated in the recent awards ceremony and banquet honoring outstanding JROTC cadets from eight high schools in Collier County. They are all truly marvelous young people, he says. Our country has much to be proud of. Brett was assigned to the 86th Fighter Wing in Germany shortly after World War II and flew in the early stages of the Berlin Airlift. His next assignment was a tour in Korea, where he logged more than 100 combat missions in a P-51 fighter plane. The lieutenant general flew missions in the 1958 Lebanon crisis, served as vice commander of the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, and flew 100-plus combat missions in Vietnam before his F-4 fighter plane was shot down over North Vietnam. Thankfully, I was rescued, he says, adding that his military training is what saved him. I had no time to be terrified while the plane was going down. I had to remain in control of the plane. Brett and Capt. Myron Smith, the young radar operator also on board, both ejected over water. Brett was in the water for several hours before a helicopter crew found and rescued him. Sadly, Smith did not survive. His name is now on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, says Brett. The experience had an important impact on him. Following his release from active duty in 1980, after more than 35 years of service, Brett joined the Institute for Defense Analyses to aid the military in developing advanced systems for personnel recovery and combat search and rescue. Our nation does an exceptional job of locating and recovering missing servicemen and women, he says. We are far more successful in this regard than any other country in the world. While a first lieutenant stationed in Austria, he met and married his first wife, Mimi, in 1947. She came back with him to the U.S. and earned her American citizenship. The couple had two children: a son, George Howard, and a daughter, Karla. Considering the legacy of military service in the Brett family, its not surpris-Career military man praises, encourages todays young troopsCOURTESY PHOTO Lt. Gen. Devol Brett
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My father has been paying me to help him with chores around the house, but its not the same as having a job, he says, adding that hes still watching the classifieds to try to find more formal work.Older workers present competitionRenee Ward, a former corporate recruiter and the founder of www.Teens4Hire.org, one of the largest job-focused Web sites especially for teenagers, says finding work this summer has been a particularly tough for teens, largely because hourly positions that have traditionally been teen jobs are now going to folks who have been laid off from their regular jobs, have depleted their 401Ks or need additional money to pay for prescriptions or medical expenses. In its Special Report: Children of the Recession, CBS reported teen unemployment today is at its lowest rate since World War II. The same report revealed that 45 percent of U.S. teens held jobs during the summer of 2000. That number dropped to 33 percent last year, and is expected to drop sharply for 2009. Sadly, many young job seekers this summer need income not to finance trips to the mall, but to help the family stay afloat. Last summer, 16-year-old Francisco Rivera of Golden Gate contributed money for groceries and utilities and paid several of his fathers medical bills (the family has no health insurance) with money he earned working at a restaurant that has since closed. So far this summer, Francisco is unemployed. Ive applied to seven or eight places, but I havent heard back from any of them yet, he says. Because hes younger than 18, hes not eligible to work in a restaurant that holds a liquor license. Mall retailers, too, have age requirements, mainly because federal laws limit the number of hours younger teens can work per week. Hollister, for example, requires employees to be at least 17. The California-based clothing store Forever 21 requires all of its employees to be a minimum of 18 years of age, in compliance with California law. Francisco is also limited by the fact that he must be able to walk or ride a bike to work because his family shares one car. So far, Ive been mowing lawns and doing handyman-type jobs, but its not steady, and Im not really making very much money, he says. Another big contributing factor to the slump in teen employment is the downturn in the retail sector of the economy, according to Andrew Sim, director of Northeast Universitys Center for Labor Market Studies. Retail stores have long been a traditional venue for teen summer employment, Mr. Sim says. Its hard to imagine that the slowdown of this sector wont have a significant impact on the teen job outlook. One bright spot is that many municipalities across the country are aware of the current atmosphere and are taking steps to try to improve things. The city of Fort Myers launched a special program to provide summer jobs for area youth. The Step Up To Work initiative created 20 jobs within different departments of the city for teens 14 and older. The selected applicants started work on June 9 and will be on the job for a total of 10 weeks, assisting the citys camp counselors, answering phones and the like. The Fort Myers program was the idea of Michelle Faulkner, staffing manager for the citys Human Resources Department. During a four-day hiring period in late May, nearly 100 teens applied for the 20 positions, she reports.In addition to local programs, the recently signed 2009 Stimulus Act provides $12 billion for youth activities, along with creation of millions of jobs for workers 24 years of age and younger. To learn about local jobs for people ages 14-24, visit www.careeronestop.org or visit the Career One Stop office at 215 Airport Pulling Road, 436-4301.No pay, but worth itFor teens who can afford to be without income, several career builder Web sites suggest that this just might be the perfect summer to consider volunteer work or professional internships for academic credit. These types of experiences build character, compassion and work ethic and ultimately improve hire-ability later on, says Mr. Sim, who adds that volunteer work and internships allow teens to try out careers that they might want to consider in the future. A number of organizations in Naples offer volunteer opportunities for students to earn their required high school community service hours. At The von Liebig Art Center in downtown Naples, teen interns 14 and older log 40 hours a week for two-week sessions. Interviews for openings take place in the early spring, and the staff makes its selections in April. Registrar Sheri Chase says student interns assist teachers with classroom activities and help younger campers with their art projects. The teens are a big help to our staff, and they get a lot of valuable experience, says Chase. She adds the center has 66 interns this summer a full roster, but no more than usual. The kids seem to love their experience here, Ms. Chase says, adding many come back year after year, or stay on long after the two required weeks because they are having such a great time. They develop close friendships. Its a wonderful bonding experience. Christina Miller, an art major and recent graduate of the University of Central Florida, in interning at The von Liebig for the first time this summer. She approached the center in hopes of displaying her artwork; now, as one of the older volunteer interns, shes helping organize the younger teens involved in the summer program. I love working with the kids, she says. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is another option for teen volunteers. JoAnn Johansen, manager of volunteer services for the organization, says teens 16 and older help out at the Conservancy year round. We probably have about 500 volunteers in total, Ms. Johansen says. Of those, roughly 20 percent are teens. They work in a variety of areas, including the Conservancys wildlife clinic, its Nature Center and its camp and community outreach programs. Teen volunteers receive community service hour credits for the time that they spend at the Conservancy. A lot of them return every year, even after they head off for college, Ms. Johansen says. While most experts concur that finding employment might not be easy for teens this summer, they stress that it is not impossible, and they offer the following suggestions for young people hoping to improve their chances. On her www.teens4hire.org site, Ms. Ward advises teens to apply in person, dressed neatly and professionally. Employers are looking for help that they can count on to be responsible and reliable and to understand the overall needs of their business, she says. Try to demonstrate these qualities, as well as a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new things. Her site also recommends looking for work in places that are likely to see an increase in business over the summer, such as swimming pools, recreational, theme and amusement parks, kids camps, movie theaters and similar venues.Success storiesDespite the overall summer job doldrums, some Naples teens are faring well. Andrew Fenstermaker landed two jobs to help him raise cash during his last summer before heading off to college. Andrew, whose family resides in Naples but who attended prep school in New Hampshire, is working on the golf course maintenance crew at the Country Club of Naples and is also driving a tram at Moorings Park until he heads off to Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire in late August. I believe I was very lucky, Andrew says about his jobs. I know there are plenty of kids who are having a really hard time this year. He works early mornings at the golf course and then from 4-7 p.m. at Moorings Park each weekday afternoon. While a basketball scholarship will pay for his tuition at university, he says, Im going to need money for books, supplies, and extras, so Im putting a lot away. Austin Jennings, a rising senior at Seacrest Country Day School, is returning to the same summer job hes had for the last four years, at a fish-processing plant in Harbor Springs, Mich. His parents were friends with the original owners of the plant, and Austin returns every summer to secure his place. Several of his friends in Naples are having a difficult time finding summer jobs this year, Austin says. The economy has been so bad. I think most businesses are doing their best to save money wherever they can.Think outside the (job) boxSeveral of the experts remind teens that the ultimate goal of summer work is to make money, and that finding a job is not the only way to accomplish that. There are plenty of ways that kids can hone their entrepreneurial skills and in some cases earn even more money than they would at the hourly minimum wage, Ms. Ward says. Teens and even tweens can babysit, dog walk, run errands for elderly neighbors, tutor younger children, mow and weed lawns, help clean out closets and garages and a variety of other tasks that people are willing to pay for. Of course, not all teens are looking for jobs this summer. Naples High School 2009 graduate Bradley Canada is happy to be taking the summer off before starting classes at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., in the fall. I guess I see this as my last summer to spend with my high school friends, our last chance to be free, he says. If freedom is an option, this is probably a good summer to take it. WORKFORCEFrom page 1PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Summer interns take a break for a photo in front of The von Liebig Art Center. Helpful Web sites www.Teens4Hire.org www.careeronestop.org www.snagajob.com www.groovejob.com Top 10 qualities employers seek in teen applicants 1. Well groomed 2. Good oral and written communication skills 3. Application lled out neatly and completely 4. Basic math, reading comprehension and reasoning skills 5. Ambition 6. Courtesy 7. Trustworthiness 8. Self-motivation 9. Willingness to learn 10. Reliable Developing and demonstrating the following soft skills will also help in the job hunt: 1. Organization The ability to manage time ef ciently and maintain an orderly work area 2. Problem solving The ability to identify, analyze and solve problems that may arise 3. Teamwork The ability to work with others and for the good of the employerSouce: www.teens4hire.org PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Intern Mallory West, center, helps campers Ryan Talano, left, and Cole Mazrah, right. Intern Kelsey Schirard at The von Liebig Art Center.CHASE
asked for my help in saving the citys last remaining concrete street marker all 400 pounds of it. Ms. Mesnick had received a tip that the city was concerned about the Third Street South/Third Avenue South marker and had plans to remove it. The simple white marker had originally been installed at the corner in response to a need for change. When the postman back then said his route was getting too big to not have some kind of street marker with numbers, the residents of Naples agreed. Up until this time, the mail carrier knew the houses along his route by the colors and tile designs on the individual roofs. The Chamber of Commerce decided it would donate the markers and made a plan to install 136 of them around the town. That was in 1948; it took four years before any of the $2-apiece markers were put in their proper places. Over the course of many years, the street markers gradually disappeared, most likely tossed in the trash as part of demolitions and re-dos. The post at Third and Third stood firmly in place, however, watching over the home of Ms. Mesnicks family friends, Preston and Margaret Tuttle (who City Historian Doris Reynolds says was the first girl to graduate from Naples High and the first woman to work for Florida Power and Light). When Margaret passed away in 2005 at the age of 95, the house was sold. With demolition crews on their way, George Archibald, the citys traffic engineer, saved the day by saving the marker and storing it for safekeeping. Once freshly painted, it was returned to its rightful spot, now distinguished with a marker of its own declaring: Naples Land-www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN The strangest things can imbue us with a concrete sense of placemark Street Marker circa 1948. Former site of the home of Preston and Margaret Tuttle 19452005.Not the only one Not long ago, Chester Keene, a former Collier County deputy, brought a box of his sense-ofplace memorabilia to the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum. As we got to talking, he said he had read a newspaper story about the last concrete street marker and wouldnt want to hurt Ms. Mesnicks feelings by letting it be known that that the Third and Third marker wasnt the only one left. It seemed Mr. Keene had one in his backyard that he had saved from being tossed in as filler for a concrete patio years before. In his box of treasures was a Polaroid photo to prove the existence of the post. When Mr. Keene offered his piece of local history to the mini-museum, we were absolutely delighted. All we had to do was figure out how to get 400 pounds of cement picked up, washed, painted and propped into a permanent position. Its too bad my great uncles not alive, Mr. Keene reflected. Hed probably carry it for $10. Who was your great uncle? I had to ask. Acrefoot Johnson, he replied. Oh, my gosh! I smiled as a warm sense of satisfaction flooded me because I knew Acrefoot or at least I knew of him and his legacy and that made me feel even more connected to this wonderful place I call home. Who would ever think talking about 400 pounds of concrete could do that? So who was Acrefoot Johnson? His story is coming to a memory near you next week. 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.The paradox of progress is hard to swallow when the place we love has to change. Wallace Stegner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who influenced presidents from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton, understood sense of place from the perspective that something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed. Mr. Stegner believed sense of place comes from making a living from it, suffering from its catastrophes, valuing it for the abiding investment of hard labor that you, your parents and grandparents and your all-butunknown ancestors have put into it. Ones sense of Naples, as it relates to providing a context for our lives, depends upon when it became your home not a tax shelter, but your home. Of course, this goes for wherever one calls home.Here today, gone tomorrow, back againA few years ago, I had a phone call from a Naples-born friend, Denyse Smith Mesnick. A longtime supporter of local history, she BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyOur sense of place is what orients us and provides context for our lives, from birth. 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Shelters need for volunteers doesnt have an off-seasonThe Naples Botanical Garden is seeking people who enjoy learning and sharing their knowledge with the public to volunteer when the renovated and expanded Garden opens. Training will be provided so that volunteers are well versed in a particular area of the Garden: The Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Family Childrens Garden, the Brazilian Garden, the Kathleen and Scott Kapnick Caribbean Garden or the Preserve. The four gardens are under construction and will be completed in time for the grand opening celebration in November. This summer and fall, the staff at the Garden is holding informational sessions for current and prospective volunteers to learn more about opportunities the new Garden will offer. Those who decide to sign up for duty will receive further training. Sessions takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, with the next ones scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 23, at the Garden. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 SUBSTITUTIONSA vegan diet can be less about cutting foods out and more about adding ingredients in. Here are some substitutions: Milk: Try a nondairy product such as soy, rice or almond milk. As long as theyre not too sweet, theyre interchangeable. Eggs: Depending on the recipe, tofu, applesauce or an egg substitute, such as Ener-G can usually perform the same duties. Butter and lard: Try a non-hydrogenated substitute such as an Earth Balance vegan product. Mayonnaise: On salads and sandwiches, Vegenaise is a brilliant substitute for the egg-and-oil mixture. Meat: Its often the toughest thing for people to give up, but vegans and vegetarians can get plenty of nondairy protein from tofu, tempeh, seitan and even meat substitutes designed to look and taste like sausage, chicken and hot dogs. GLOSSARYConsider this a public-service announcement: A vegetarian diet is a choice. Some do it for health or ethical reasons. Plenty will admit that theyre just picky eaters, or got started because they wanted to impress someone. If you put pepperoni on your pizza, the vegetarian police wont come get you. But if you need a name for your diet, or want to understand all the terms people throw around to describe how they eat, heres a quick look: Vegetarian: General term for someone who doesnt eat meat. Lacto-vegetarian: Vegetarian who does not eat eggs, but does eat dairy products. Ovo-vegetarian: Vegetarian who does not eat meat or dairy products, but does eat eggs. Vegan: Vegetarian who does not eat meat, eggs, dairy products or other animal products. Many avoid using animal-tested items and products such as fur and leather. Pescatarian: People who dont eat meat, other than fish. Flexitarian: People who eat mostly vegetarian diets, but occasionally eat meat. HEALTHY LIVINGAs gardens get greener, farmers markets overflow with produce and our cravings for light, summer foods intensify, theres that temptation to do the unthinkable: turn that dinner salad into a meal, then a habit. Go all the way go vegetarian. Dietitian Trulie Ankerberg of Decatur, Ga., suggests that people who are considering a diet change start by bulking up on fruits, and especially nutrientdense vegetables, gradually adding those while reducing the amount of meat. Theres not enough time in the day, not enough room in their stomachs to get it all in, Ms. Ankerberg said. You have to increase your goal as you go. But many vegetarians who cut out meat find they still have an unhealthy diet packed with dairy products and fried foods; pizza, french fries and chocolate cake can be vegetarian, after all. Going with a vegan meal plan one that eliminates animal products entirely Just as one diet and exercise myth is laid to rest, it seems another one is ready to take its place. Some of the most common misconceptions include: Myth: Gaining body fat is inevitable as we age.Reality: Although our metabolism slows as much as 5 percent per decade after age 40, much of this is due to insufficient amounts of exercise, which leads to loss of muscle and bone over time. The less muscle and bone tissue we have, the fewer calories (energy) we need. At this point, we rarely adjust calories downward to compensate for this loss. To compound matters, the more we sit, the more we tend to eat. This double whammy of less energy expended and more energy eaten results in the inevitable increase in body fat, especially around the waistline. Excess abdominal fat predisposes people to higher incidences of type 2 diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.To rev up the metabolism again, it is important to do resistance training on a regular basis, to restimulate bone and muscle growth, at minimum, two to three times a week. Choose exercises that work all of the major muscle groups, which include the legs, back, chest, shoulder, biceps and triceps.Increasing your strength lessens your risk of injuries, makes everyday tasks easier to manage, and goes a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight. Myth: Drinking ice water will help you lose weight. Reality: Our bodies strive to maintain a temperature of about 98.6 degrees F. The burning of body fat, one of our primary energy sources, generates heat and is part of this process. Lowering the temperature of the body through external conditions such as going out into the cold when not properly dressed, swimming in cold water, or drinking ice water does create an increase in metabolism; however, this increase is rarely enough to create significant fat loss. Drinking a half-gallon of ice water a day, for example, can help burn an additional 70 calories. Both shivering and sweating burn calories, although this, too, is usually not enough to produce significant weight loss for most people. Myth: When you stop exercising, muscle turns into fat. Reality: It is physiologically impossible for muscle to change into fat or vice versa because they are two different types of tissue. Calories eaten begin to feed fat cells if they arent needed to fuel the muscles, resulting in changes to body composition. The keys to maintaining a higher ratio of muscle to fat is related to everyday diet BY JAMIE GUMBRECHT ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyBY MARJIE GILLIAM ____________________Special To Florida Weekly JAMIE GUMBRECHT / COX NEWSPAPERSLemon Dream Pie With Blueberry Glaze features silken tofu and lemon juice and zest in the filling and fresh or frozen blueberries sweetened with apple juice for the topping. may be where some find the health benefits theyre looking for, Ms. Ankerberg said. Zacoor Israel, an assistant manager at Soul Vegetarian #2, a vegan restaurant in Atlanta, said he became a vegan in 1996, when he weighed close to 200 pounds. Heart disease, diabetes and strokes run in his family and he decided to make a change. Within three months, he was down to 165 pounds and had more energy. His diet became a lifestyle. I became more socially conscious, he said. When you get meat out of your ears, you start hearing things in another kind of way. Ms. Ankerberg said a vegan diet wont work for everybody, but learning to fill the table with fresh foods and meat alternatives can help diversify dinnertime while improving the entire familys health. You dont have to corner yourself into a label, she said. You can find your happy medium and do what you can. Goodbye to meatMore fruit, healthy protein likely to boost energy, quality of lifeDebunking some exercise and diet misconceptions and the consistency and intensity of physical activity. Some ways to create exercise intensity are to try a new activity, increase weight loads, sets, reps or speed of movement. Working out at the gym is a great way to stay healthy, lean and toned, but any activity burns calories, and so for long-term success, find things that you enjoy, which will keep you motivated. As for diet, the majority of meals dont include nearly enough fruits and vegetables and whole grains. These foods contain necessary nutrients and fiber, so take a good look at your food choices to see where improvement can be made. Health-care workers exploring social mediaHospitals are all tweeted up about the possibility of using social media in health care. More than 75 people attended a recent day-long summit on social media that was sponsored by the Texas Hospital Association. Association spokesman Amanda Engler said social media is a new world for many heath-care providers, and this was one way to help them explore tweets, blogs, instant messaging and other tools. For Austins St. Davids HealthCare system, it was a chance to build on the ideas the hospital has already put in place. St. Davids already has a Twitter account, along with a network of niche blogs, including one for expecting parents. St. Davids officials said they hope to expand their social-networking reach to build community, both for patients and health-care providers. Theres just tremendous opportunity in social media for health care, said Christin Cross, St. Davids corporate director of communication.Health care is the perfect application for social media, Ms. Cross said. Patients are always looking for resources.The seminars also gave hospital employees tools to navigate the tricky legal situations that come along with reaching out to patients and communities via social media, because of privacy laws that specifically address health care.Ms. Cross said that its important for hospitals to have strict policies for social media to protect patient privacy, while still achieving technologys goals. Participants also had a chance to interact with each other and to share their experiences entering the social-tech world. Our idea was to sort of harness what others have already learned, Ms. Engler said.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 NEWS A21 Insects will outlive the human race! I can still hear my zoology professor telling us that so many years ago. At the time, I was quite put out. How could small insects beat us at the survival game? Now, after many attacks by biting ants, stinging bees and more, I am inclined to agree with the wise professor. Insects seem to have the upper hand. Take ants for example. They never let go, even in death. Watch an ant drag a grasshopper or even a pebble (the load can easily be 60 times the ants body weight, the equivalent of a 200pound man dragging 6 tons). If the ant is killed during the process, its head remains clamped to its load.Froghoppers, also known as spittlebugs, take a more cowardly approach. They hide. But we have to give them credit for creating their own hiding place on grasses and plant stems throughout the United States. This defenseless, soft-bodied insect secretes a liquid from its abdomen and, using its rear legs, whips the liquid into tiny bubbles that completely cover its entire quarter-inchlong body. The next time you walk through tall grass, look for a bubble mass that resembles beaten egg whites. If you take a twig and part the bubbles, youll likely find the insect inside.Adult insects have an exoskeleton (outer skeleton) just like their relatives the lobster and crab. Most adult insects have six Do bugs really have the ultimate secret to survival? BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSlegs. Many people are surprised to learn that butterflies and moths are also insects. The monarch butterfly uses one of the most sensible defenses in the animal kingdom: It tastes bad to those that would prey upon it, such as birds. The monarch secretes an acid that birds dislike, so they leave monarchs alone. The monarch lays its eggs on milkweed (which the larval caterpillar eats). Not only does the acid from the milkweed tastes bad, its poisonous to many birds. So birds stay away from the monarchs eggs, too.My childrens school in Connecticut petitioned the state legislature to declare the praying mantis the state insect. The kids learned enough about this amazing, beneficial insect to select it for special recognition. The Greeks believed the praying mantis had supernatural powers. Although this seems unlikely, the mantis is the tiger of insects. It eats mosquitoes, flies, caterpillars and many other insects. Exceptional eyesight and the ability to rotate its head allow the mantis to easily spot prey. It uses its long, spiny forelegs to snatch and devour other insects. A South American species even attacks small lizards, frogs and birds.The mantis is a ferocious fighter. If confined, it can turn cannibalistic. During mating, females often bite off the males head. Even in death, the males abdomen can continue to mate (a fun fact thats caused a chuckle in many a biology class).We all know something about bees. Most are social insects, working together for the good of the whole hive. Like many insects, they are not built to withstand cold weather. But they can survive cold temperatures by cooperating. During cold weather, bees gather into a ball in the hive. The bees in the center of the ball move continually, generating heat. These ingenious insects constantly change places so all keep warm. And then theres the infamous mosquito. This insect has had more than 150 million years to sharpen its survival skills. They coexisted with the dinosaurs and look who survived. Mosquitoes have excellent eyesight. They can hone in on small amounts of carbon dioxide exhaled by mammals, and can even detect sweat a mile away. The longer I live and the more I encounter a variety of insects, the more I am convinced my college professor was right all along. Insects will win in the end. What do you think? 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 paddle(and bring bug spray)Although 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. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 East, eight miles east of Highway 951. Park entrance fee is $4 for up to eight people in a car; there is an additional fee for camping. Call 392-3397 for more information. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at www.collierpets.com. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. >>Princess is a 2-year-old smooth coat collie/retriever mix. Gentle and sweet, she loves to fetch, play in the water and sit next to you while you are relaxing.>>Chance is a 2-year-old who loves to just hang around. Quiet and reserved, he would prefer to be the only cat in the house so he can have all of your attention to himself.>>Winston is a 2-month-old gray and black standard schnauzer mix who will require puppy training. Hes a bit shy, but hes very sweet and loves to play.>>Boots is an 8-week-old tiger kitten whos full of fun and just loves to play with all of his toys. He also loves other cats and plays well with them. >>Runner is a 3-year-old Rottweiler mix who loves to chase a ball and is also great on a leash. Hes very sweet and will make a great addition to any family. Stacey Huber, DVM*Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer Expires 07/31/09FULL SERVICEHOURS: Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8am 5pm Wed 10am 7pm Saturday 8am Noon By Appt.www.aovethospital.com239.431.79802700 Immokalee Rd, Suite 15, Napleslocated in Uptown Shopping Plaza (corner of Immokalee Rd & Airport Pulling Rd)FREE Initial Health Exam FREEMust present this ad at time of visit, and proof of rabies vaccine or be prepared to have Animal Oasis administer it.The list of ways dogs have helped humans throughout history is almost endless. Theyve guarded livestock, herded sheep, driven cattle and protected human dwellings from castles to condos. Dogs assist people with disabilities, sniff out illegal drugs and find food from birds to truffles. From detecting heart attacks and seizures before they happen to dragging drowning people to safety, its hard to imagine any form of technology that could surpass the uncountable number of ways in which dogs lend us a helping paw.In selectively breeding dogs for the skills that helped them help us, human beings have changed the dog both inside and out. Today, there are hundreds of dog breeds so different from each other in type that its hard to believe theyre members of the same species and yet, each of these dogs forms grew out of a specific function. If people hadnt changed the dog to do certain tasks, hed look very much like the dingo, said Heather RussellRevesz, co-author of the World Atlas of Dog Breeds (TFH, $100). Whether it was making a dog shorter-legged or faster, so he could catch a specific kind of prey, or making him tiny enough to sit on your lap, human intervention has brought an incredible diversity of type to the dog. Not all the changes were about function. For example, when it became clear how easily the dogs physical appearance could be changed by human breeding choices, dog breeders in Victorian England became PET TALES Celebrating the dog interested in seeing just how extreme those changes could be. Look at the bulldog, said Ms. RussellRevesz. Hes about as different from a natural breed like the dingo as a dog can be. His face is flat; his legs are short and bowed. Another example is the field spaniel. The Victorians took a functional hunting dog and started breeding him smaller and smaller, until his legs were so short he could hardly walk, let alone hunt. He very nearly became extinct, until fanciers in the 1930s began to select for a less extreme dog. Basics such as breathing and walking aside, even dogs originally developed to help humans in hunting, farm chores or family protection are increasingly out of a job in modern times. World War II threatened the existence of many dog breeds, because it was impossible to continue breeding or even feeding dogs during the war, and afterward, because human lifestyles changed profoundly in the post-war era. Many dog breeds were wiped out, and others were on the brink of extinction, Ms. Russell-Revesz said. Their traditional work was largely obsolete, and it was only the extraordinary dedication of a few individuals that preserved the amazing legacy of traditional dog breeds. Of course, not all canine work is obsolete. Dogs today are being bred for many of their traditional tasks, as well as new ones. And some dogs, once rendered unemployed by new technology, are being rehired. When snowmobiles were introduced, the Greenland dog was out of favor as a reindeer herder, she said. But it turns out that rein-BY CHRISTIE KEITH _______________________________Universal Press Syndicatedeer dont respond well to being herded by snowmobiles. It turns out the dogs are more useful than the machines and more environmentally friendly. A greyhounds long legs and great lung capacity or the insatiable urge to dig shared by the terriers may be a case of form following function. But there are 420 different breeds in the World Atlas, and the authors acknowledge they didnt list every breed. And yet it includes 30 French scent hounds, from the familiar bassett hound to the nowextinct levesque. Does any nation need 30 different types of scent hounds? But then, of course, the French celebrate the regional differences in their cheese and wine, so why not the ones in their dogs? Ms. Russell-Revesz laughed. Depending on the prey, the terrain and the climate, they may have needed different-length legs or more or less coat. But the truth is that each region took great pride in its local hounds and wanted to have their own. The ultimate coffee-table book for dog lovers, the World Atlas of Dog Breeds covers hundreds of breeds.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Building GoodwillFormer hospital CEO knows just what the nonprofit needs. B2 AZN ribbon-cutting Chamber welcomes Asian eatery to The Mercato, and other business happenings. B7 & 8 On the MoveSee whos going where and doing what. B4 Planning for your later years is certainly a risky venture filled with more questions than answers. But todays concerns are more than just how much to save and in what investment vehicles. The question is more about how to rebuild those savings that have been lost during this recession and volatile stock market. With very few, if any, financial advisors willing to speak up and put themselves on the line during this critical time, Tom Moran, founding member and managing director of the Moran Asset Management Group in Naples, is sharing his expert opinion with not only his clients but the community at large. Meet the Portfolio Manager is a free summer seminar series by the Moran Group in which Mr. Moran discusses the current market conditions and speculates on where the market is headed. With a 28-year certified track record in the industry, Mr. Moran can address both short-term and long-term concerns, including interest rates and inflation. He also sheds light on what sectors tend to do best coming out of a recession, advises on how to rebuild your net worth, and investigates whether or not this is truly a recovery or simply a short-term bull market in a long-term bear market. Naples resident Art Knight, a fiveyear client of Mr. Morans, attended the June 24 seminar to get a mid-year update. Toms a very good tea leafBullish Tom Moran says start rebuilding retirement savings b u a t fo fr n a M w di POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS firstname.lastname@example.org SEE POWER POINTS, B5 Growing need for care at home drives SeniorBridge acquisitions Advances in medical technology and therapy are enabling people with multiple health problems to live longer lives, increasing the need for comprehensive care management. Families are left to cope with a relatives growing dependency in the midst of their own busy lives, which leads to emotional and physical stress for the whole family, says Mike Brennan, executive director for SeniorBridge. This results in an increased need for geriatric care management and home care for individuals with chronic health conditions. With offices in Naples, Marco Island and Fort Myers, SeniorBridge is one of the pioneers in providing geriatric care management and home care for individuals with chronic health conditions. The company was founded in 2000 out of the growing need for care at home. SeniorBridge addresses the total well-being of clients and their families through a program that includes assessment, planning, service coordination, advocacy and direct care by a multidisciplinary team led by a geriatric care manager. A geriatric care manager is someone typically educated in the fields of social work, psychology, nursing or gerontology, and trained in the issues related to aging, Linda Cramer, professional development specialist for SeniorBridge, explains. Just as you may go to a lawyer to prepare your will or an accountant for your taxes, geriatric care managers are trained to assess your medical, environmental and social circumstances. They also have broad knowledge of the local resources available to help you, BY CLAY CONESpecial to Florida Weekly SEE SENIORS, B5 This results in an increased need for geriatric care management and home care for individuals with chronic health conditions. Mike Brennan, executive director for SeniorBridgeCOURTESY PHOTOA home health nurse can help make sure medications are in order. BRENNAN MORAN
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 BUSINESS PROFILE Tom Feurig has succeeded prodigiously since taking the pilot seat of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc. six years ago. He nearly doubled the yearly budget from $11 to $20 million, more than quadrupled the number of people the organization serves, and snagged Goodwill Internationals prestigious annual accolade for the best CEO. That (success) has come from the efforts of a ton of people, said Mr. Feurig, quickly darting out of the spotlight. Its also because the demand had grown for our services thats a reflection of the economy and peoples needs. Its also a reflection of plain old good business practices. Mr. Feurig has strongly encouraged his staff of 450, including workers at 24 retail stores in the five-county area, to compete with discount, for-profit chains like Target or Wal-Mart, by focusing on customer service. In fact, 85 percent of the companys profits come from its retail operation (and the rest from federal and state funds and grants). Looking back, Mr. Feurig is clearly the right man for the job. But that wasnt always so obvious. When he applied for his first Goodwill job as CEO of the much smaller Traverse City, Mich., location, two years before coming to Florida, his resume gave way to concerns at the interview. Mr. Feurigs entire career up until then had been running mega-sized, $350 million (per year not-forprofit hospitals.) They thought Id be unable to transfer a lot of the skills at that size, Mr. Feurig said. Sometimes what you find is the challenges have some common threads. Mr. Feurig, 58, said he always has been a health care man. And there was never any doubting that career path. As a teenager, he took a close look at his fathers job he was a physician who ran the health center at Michigan State University and decided he too wanted to manage a health care system (but not become a medical doctor). I knew in high school I wanted to be in the not-for-profit health care field, said Mr. Feurig. I got to see both the business side of health care and the physician side. His first job was cutting the grass at Michigan State University. But after graduating from there, he switched to the University of Michigan for a masters degree in health care management. A 30-year career in that field followed. It took him to hospitals in Detroit, Milwaukee and finally Little Rock, where he became CEO of a Catholic health care organization (Mr. Feurig is also Catholic), re-examining best business practices in a way that reflects the work he has done for Goodwill. Mr. Feurig doesnt cite specific problems with hospitals he managed as his reason for leaving the field; but instead, a growing disillusionment with where the health care business was heading in general that it was more focused on profit than health care and a feeling that 30 years at the job was enough. I decided it was time to look at a different professional direction, he said. I wanted to be involved in something more than making a product or selling a product. He went to his second home in Traverse City, a few hundred miles north of where he grew up in East Lansing, to get away from work and think things over. I was reading the Sunday paper and saw that the local Goodwill was in trouble, lacking direction and looking for a CEO, he said. Building on a few years of experience in Traverse City, he came to Southwest Florida, where social service needs continue to grow. Hes opening a new retail store in LaBelle, and an office in Clewiston to serve an especially downtrodden community there. If he were to take a detailed look at the regional Goodwills growth in the future, Mr. Feurig said, Id guess that over the next two or three years, wed foresee the need to grow services at least by half. I think demand will be that great. Goodwill in Southwest Florida supports an array of social services that help people who are blocked from employment or being independent for example, a pregnant teenager, a person with Down syndrome or a wheelchair-bound adult to find jobs through career development services, housing at one of 11 complexes or transportation through the Four Wheels for Work program. Goodwill also runs the L.I.F.E Academy, a vocational high school, where Mr. Feurig attended a recent graduation that symbolized to him what Goodwill stands for. To see the parents; to see the four graduates and they are individuals who have special needs was dramatic as far as crystallizing what this is all about, he said. Because theyre going to be more independent in their lives than before they came to our school. When he leaves work at night, Mr. Feurig drives home to Matlacha, a small island community in northwest Lee County that people often describe as artsy. Mr. Feurig describes it as kind of like going back to the days of Mary Poppins, riding her bike at night, because he finds the community has some of that storys quaint charm. He is also moved by the beauty of nature there. Can I be corny again? he asks. Just seeing a dolphin come up through the water is kind of a kick. A hospital CEO starts a second career leading GoodwillBY EVAN WILLIAMS _________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Tom Feurig Purchase any Hoagie, Sandwich, Entree, Small Pizza or Stuffed Roll. 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Dr. Jeffrey Allbritten, president of the Edison State College Collier Campus, has joined the Greater Naples Chamber Board of Directors. A former president of the Florida Association of Community Colleges, Dr. Allbritten also serves on the board of the Economic Development Council of Collier County. The Leadership Collier Foundation announces the following new members of its board of directors: Martha Bibby, Bibby Enterprises LLC; Brad Boaz, Barron Collier Companies; James DeLony, Collier County Public Utilities; Liesa Priddy, Cohen & Grigsby, PC; Susan Takacs, Physicians Regional Healthcare System; Rich Yovanovich, Coleman, Yovanovich & Koester, P.A. In addition, Jan Kantor of Success Systems, a current board member, has become a board officer, serving as vicechair of alumni. Carolyn Rambosk, a licensed mental health counselor, has been named program coordinator for Employee Assistance Services of Southwest Florida. She will provide local businesses with confidential employee counseling and early identification of personal issues that may be affecting the employees job performance. She also will provide critical incident stress debriefing services, drug-free workplace programming and management and staff training on a variety of topics. Prior to joining Employee Assistance Services, Ms. Rambosk was in private practice, counseling individuals and couples at Naples Counseling Associates. She also provided individual and crisis counseling at the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Dr. Hussein Wafapoor has been made a partner at the Retina Health Center and the Macular Degeneration Research Center. He completed his first residency in Argentina and a second ophWilson Wheeler, a certified insurance counselor, has retired from Oswald Trippe and Company. Mr. Wheeler has been with personal insurance division of OTC since 1997 and most recently was the interim manager of the agencys Naples office. Felix Martinez was the top sales person in May at John Marazzi Nissan. Mr. Martinez has been in auto sales for 10 years. Originally from the Chicago, he now lives in Lehigh Acres. thalmology residency at the University of Mississippi medical center in Jackson, where he served as assistant professor in the vitreoretinal service for more than five years. Dr. Wafapoor is board certified and has won awards including the Samuel B. Johnson Teacher of the Year Award in 2002 and the 2006 American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award.Steve Weinman and Dr. Jerry Williamson of Immokalee-based CHS Healthcare will be guest speakers at the Community Health Centers Alliance statewide conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Weinman is executive vice president and chief operations officer of CHS Healthcare; Dr. Williamson is the organizations chief medical officer.Adam Morgenstern, senior network engineer at Information Technology Network Inc., announces the firm has been retained by Naples-based Qorval Inc. to manage its information technology infrastructure.Dennis Gilkey, CEO of Gilkey Organization, was a featured speaker at two recent workshops about LowImpact Development, an approach to community design, construction and maintenance that minimizes adverse impacts of development. Held in Lake City, Fla., and Spring Hill, Fla., the workshops were presented by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service for government officials and staff, developers, builders, real estate professionals and water resource protection advocates. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 ON THE MOVE Sales Health Care Real Estate Development Shawna Fitzpatrick is the new Lee County sales representative for the contracting division of Naples-based Elias Brothers Group, a provider of waterproofing and restoration services throughout Southwest Florida. Ms. Fitzpatricks responsibilities include assisting property management companies and property owners, project evaluations and proposal submittals.Roger Brown and Gayle Nelson have joined the board of directors for the PACE Center for Girls Inc., in Immokalee. Mr. Brown retired as president of Polaris Marketing Services and is past president of the Universal Unitarian Congregation of Naples and past president and cofounder of the Naples chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State. He is also a member of Greater Naples Leadership. Ms. Nelson is vice president, administration for Naplesbased Qorval Inc., a business advisory firm providing management services across a broad array of industries. Insurance Chambers of Commerce Nonpro t Organizations Information Technology 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! 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MARTINEZ WHEELER GILKEY MORGENSTERN WEINMAN WILLIAMSON RAMBOSK WAFAPOOR ALLBRITTEN For a week in June, 21 high school students from Collier and Lee counties attended Junior Achievement CEO Academy at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Lutgert College of Business. Their mentors/instructors included 15 business and academia leaders and five Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame laureates. The students were split into five groups and had four days to work with the business leaders to develop a business plan and prepare a Power Point presentation for the final program on Friday, June 19. Ultimately, the laureates would chose the best business plan. I was fortunate to watch and listen to the competition. Of course, kudos must also go Students prove they mean business at Junior Achievement CEO Academy BY MAX KALMSpecial to Florida Weeklyto the business experts who coached them, but for these students to come up with fabulous ideas and develop complete business plans in such short time was absolutely remarkable. All of us in the audience agreed it would take us four days just to come up with an idea, and even then it would probably not be as good as what these students presented. The winning team came up with the idea for an electronic bracelet that theme parks could rent to parents to put on their children. Only park staff members could remove the bracelet once it had been placed on a childs wrist. Parents would get a card that they could insert into any of a series of monitoring stations throughout the park to see exactly where their kids were at the moment. The park would charge $15 for each bracelet rented. The business plan involved selling the idea to theme parks, which would then set up the monitoring stations and a central scanning tower that would capture the electronic information. If a child were to leave the park without returning the bracelet or if an abduction would occur and the child was forcibly removed from the park, sensors at all exits would immediately sound an alarm. The students plan included complete financials and logistics for accomplishing the proposal. During questioning by the panel, they did a great job answering to questions and countering challenges. If youre worried about the future of this country, a demonstration such as the one we witnessed can help you set aside any such fears. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida needs volunteers from the business world as well as financial support to expand its programs in our local schools. For those of you familiar with what Junior Achievement accomplishes, please tell your friends. For those not familiar with this wonderful organization, please contact Junior Achievement of Soutthwest Florida at 225-2590 or visit www.jaswfl.org. COURTESY PHOTOJunior Achievement CEO Academy Class of 2009
Marco Island-based technology services company VSM.net has expanded to the east coast of Florida. This is the first step in the companys plan to extend its high-touch information technology services to businesses across the state and broaden its established Marco-based operations. The Aventura satellite office provides businesses in the Miami area with access to VSM.nets IT professionals. The market conditions and the needs of our clients in this market have allowed us to secure an office and continue our growth plans on schedule, says Michael Junkroski, founding partner of VSM.net. Founded in 1995, VSM.net is the largest Apple consultancy firm in South Florida, and has professionals that are also certified in Windows and Linux networks. Plus, the firm is uniquely familiar with hybrid networks and can customize a network that allows a variety of office systems to work together. For more information, visit www.vsm. net or call 642-0304. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 BUSINESS B5 BUSINESS BRIEFS reader. A very sharp guy and a good economist, Mr. Knight said, noting that hes comfortable with his portfolio at the moment and is not running out to buy more stocks, even though Mr. Moran has a more bullish stand on the economy. Also working with Mr. Moran for nearly five years, Jim Lustenader of Bonita Springs said the overall vibe at the June seminar was optimistic but the elephant in the room was unemployment. Businesses are very active based on their balance sheets. The real test is going to be next seasons earnings numbers that companies report. The advice Mr. Moran imparted to the group was that all signs indicate the recession is ending. I believe we are through the worst of it, he said. Now is the time to focus on rebuilding retirement savings. The next Meet the Portfolio Manager will be held on Wednesday, July 22, at Moran Asset Management Groups office at 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd. To register, call 254-2200. says Ms. Cramer, who is president-elect of the board of directors for the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association. A care management program is especially beneficial for patients with complex problems, including chronic medical illnesses such as congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and memory disorders such as Alzheimers disease, as well as for those who require close oversight and management of care.Theres no place like homeLong-term care has emerged as a pressing need as the oldest Baby Boomers turned 60 in 2006. It is estimated that one in five Americans over age 50 will need long-term care at some point in their lives as will nearly 70 percent of those who turned age 65 in 2006. Eldercare has become a growing concern for federal and state governments as well as individuals, eldercare providers and employers, says Mr. Brennan, adding the need for long-term care is likely to amplify in the years to come. The biggest demand is going to be for in-home care, as home is often where the elderly feel most comfortable receiving long-term care. A recent AARP survey of Americans over the age of 50 found that 89 percent wanted to stay in their homes as long as possible. More than 80 percent of those who need long-term care currently live in their homes or communities. The home also is considered to be a safer environment for the elderly. As the home becomes the preferred choice in which to age and receive care, new program models are needed to provide the extensive clinical support that Medicare was never historically intended to offer, Ms. Cramer says. Complex care management of patients in the home setting must become more widely available throughout the United States. Thats where organizations like SeniorBridge come in. The company provides comprehensive care from branch offices in 26 locations in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Illinois and Texas. The company also provides care nationwide through the SeniorBridge Care Management Network. SeniorBridge has expanded locally with the recent acquisitions of Parent Care in Naples, 1st Choice Home Health Care in Marco Island and Naples Health Care Specialists. It also has an office in Fort Myers and will soon open one in the Port Charlotte area. These partnerships have provided SeniorBridge with a wealth of knowledgeable and experienced professional care managers in the local community, Mr. Brennan says. We look forward to further expanding our ability to support clients with complex care needs. Comprehensive coordinationThe companys interdisciplinary approach to comprehensive care includes a team lead by a registered nurse and a masters level social worker. A central task of the team is to assure that those with chronic health conditions are helped across the various points of transition from primary care, to hospital, to rehabilitation and home. Among the services are coordination of in-home clinical care, support services and care giving; oversight and training of caregivers; coordination of care with physicians; disease management and monitoring; communication with family members and other professional providers; and quality assurance that care plans are executed and outcomes are monitored frequently. The team also educates patients, families and caregivers about chronic disease and health maintenance and provides assistance with navigating the health care system or with transitioning patients to a new environment. Benefits of this care management program include better overall physical health and improved quality of life for patients with fewer emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Research points to the decreased risk of emergency room visits and hospital admissions in high-risk, elderly patients who received these types of services. Without the type of care provided by companies like SeniorBridge, people with chronic conditions would be placed in nursing homes, dementia units or other types of long-term care institutions. SeniorBridge provides the needed care outside of such institutions, thereby enabling people to live safely in the comfort of their own homes or communities. I believe very strongly that the future of chronic healthcare will be to provide care outside institutions, says Dr. Eric Rackow, president and CEO of SeniorBridge. Our goal is to ensure the very best quality of life for each of our patients. SENIORSFrom page 1POWERPOINTSFrom page 1The Twinkle Exchange, with resale clothing and accessories for women, juniors and maternity, has opened as a new department in Twinkle Twinkle Little Store, the baby and childrens resale boutique in North Naples. Owners Cheryl Courson and Brooke Chatham welcome customers who have gently used items to exhange for payment or in-store credit toward the purchase of anything in the store. Unlike consignment, with resale the customer does not have to wait until things sell in order to be paid.The Twinkle Exchange and Twinkle Twinkle Little Store are at 4910 Tamiami Trail N., in the Tanglewood Plaza with Outback Steakhouse Restaurant, one block south of Pine Ridge Road. Call 262-5904 or visit www.TwinkleTwinkleLittleStoreOfNaples.com. Naples-based TIB Financial Corp., holding company for TIB Bank, The Bank of Venice and Naples Capital Advisors Inc., is featured as one of Floridas Top 150 Public Companies in the June 2009 Florida Trend Magazine. Ranked by revenue, TIB Financial Corp. was number 117. The growth-oriented financial services company has approximately $1.9 billion in total assets and 28 full-service banking offices throughout the Florida Keys, Homestead, Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Nokomis and Venice. TIB Financial Corp. is also the parent company of Naples Capital Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor with approximately $95 million of assets under advisement. The companys stock is traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol TIBB. Copies of recent news releases, SEC filings, price quotes, stock charts and other valuable information may be found on TIBs investor relations site at www.tibfinancialcorp.com. The 15th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award coordinated and sponsored by Oswald Trippe and Company recognizes small businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success. Collier, Lee and Charlotte county forprofit businesses that have been in operation for at least three years and employ five to 400 people are eligible for the award. Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, Sept. 14. The 2009 luncheon ceremony will take place Thursday, Nov. 5, at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. The keynote speaker will be Todd Huston, amputee, mountain climber and world recordholding disabled athlete. We are honored to have sponsored the Blue Chip Award program for 15 years, says Gary Trippe, chairman and CEO of Oswald Trippe and Company. We believe it is vital to recognize small businesses in our communities who have overcome adversity and are willing to share their successes as lessons for all of us. To request an application or for more information, call Stacey Mercado at 4337189. The Council for International Visitors in Collier, a program of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, welcomed Goran and Tuula Kessel from Sweden on Tuesday, June 23. The Kessels visit was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm. Mrs. Kessel serves as chief of the Witness Protection Department for the Stockholm Police Departments Southern District; Mr. Kessel is head of the Communications Department, Operational Staff, Police Authority in the Province of Sdermanland. CIVIC put together a program for the Kessels that focused on crisis management systems and witness protection programs. In the morning the Kessels met with Joseph Frazier and Sandy Betts at the Collier County Emergency Operations Center and toured the new facility. The visitors continued their day and met with Orly Stolts at North Naples Fire Control and Rescue, Lt. George Welch of the Collier County Sheriffs Office and Rick Jessup of the U.S. Marshals Office. Over the past three years, the CIVIC program has received visitors from Russia, Ecuador and Macedonia in addition to hosting the European Consular Corps in Florida. For more information, contact Stefanie Cuthbertson, director of the CIVIC organization, at 298-7926 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Resale shop expands to include women, junior, maternity itemsBusinesses invited to apply for 2009 Blue Chip awardsMarco-based IT firm expands to Miami areaChamber CIVIC program hosts Swedish visitorsTIB Financial Corp. makes the grade
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 The Naples Small Business Networking Group will meet for dinner and networking at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, at at Noodles Cafe and Sushi Bar, 1585 Pine Ridge Road. RSVP to Becky Brooks at email@example.com by 1 p.m. July 6. Visit the groups Web site at http://finance.groups.yahoo. com/group/naplessmallbiz/. American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida will hold its Red, White and Yahoo! mixer from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs. Tom Hayes, AAF Eastern Region chair, will induct the 2009 AAF-SWFL board of directors. Greg Weichert of Intergraphic will be awarded the organizations Silver Medal. Admission is $20 for members, $30 for guests and $15 for students. For more information, call 489-0073 or visit www.adfedswfl.com. The CBIA Remodelers Council Roundtable begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at CBIA headquarters, 4779 Enterprise Ave. Cost is $15 for council members and $20 for CBIA members. For more information, call 463-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. How to Start a Business on the Web, a free workshop sponsored by SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at chamber headquarters. Guest speaker will be Donald Horton, owner of Scigolf.com. The workshop is free, but advance registration is requested and can be completed at www.napleschamber.org/events. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting July 14) at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (next meeting July 9) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting July 24) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance. www.leecolliernet.com. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www.naplesgroup.net. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest 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 Fort Myers, 13170 Cleveland Ave. Cost for members is $5 in advance, $10 at the door; non-members pay $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Bring business cards, brochures and a friend. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 BUSINESS B7 Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Presidents ClubHosted by CNL Bank Chadwick Saunders, Mark McCaw and Ron Eisenbert Sharon Van Rite, Jon Davis, Dr. Owen Feeney and Barry Nicholls Matt Moraski, Trae North and Jerry Underwood Linda David, Toby Garner, Zondra Whittenhall, Jeanne Faubion and Karen McCain Darren Robertshaw and Keith Reubeling Michelle Gray, Richard Garner, Erin Garcia, Joel Whittenhall and Torey WendlingNETWORKING 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.
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Sunderland Associates LLC announces the completion of the Gridley Medical Building at 12250 South Tamiami Trail. General contractor on the project was DeAngelis Diamond Inc. Four practices, whose physicians are part of the ownership group, have signed leases to be in the 34,000-square-foot building, and construction of their interior spaces is under way. They are: Collier Neurologic Specialists; Kevin Lam, DPM; Florida Pain Center; and Douglas Orthopedic and Spine Rehabilitation Center. Negotiations are continuing with an MRI center. The building is named after John and Melissa Gridley, who were longtime Naples physicians. REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY JULY 2-8 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 Gridley Medical Building construction completedMichelangelo Homes introduces new designs at Miromar LakesThe Gridley Medical Building is across from the main entrance to Lely Golf Resort and Country Club.Michelangelo Homes, one of two builders in Costa Amalfi at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, has introduced four new Beach Cottage house plans. The newest neighborhood at Miromar Lakes, Costa Amalfi has 16 home sites and a private lakefront beach. Views to the southwest are across 250-acre Lake Como, which adjoins 450-acre Lake Maggiore. All four Michelangelo Homes plans include a great room, dining nook, kitchen with an island bar, a covered outdoor living space and a two-car garage. A pool and spa package, cypress lanai ceilings and an outdoor fireplace and outdoor kitchen are optional for each residence. The San Clemente is a one-story plan with 1,860 air-conditioned square feet, which includes two bedrooms, 2 baths and an office.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE MIROMAR, B11 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 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 Kensington/Westchester ....................$1900 Banyan Woods ..................................$1800 Dunes....................................... from $1600 The Strand/Turnberry ......................$1495 Hidden Cove ....................................$1350 The Orchards ...................................$1300 Moorings/Binnacle Club ....................$1300 Stonebridge/Carrington .....................$1200 Imperial ............................................$1200 Carlton Lakes ...................................$1100 Calusa Bay South .............................$1100 Old Naples/Jasmine Club 55+ Community ............................$1000 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000Furnished Annuals from $1000 UNFURNISHED HOUSESPark Shore .....................................$12000 Moorings ......................................... $8500 Port Royal ................................ from $6700 Mediterra .................................. from $3500 Longshore Lakes ...............................$2500 Royal Harbor ....................................$2400 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 River Reach Estates ..........................$2200 Palm River Estates ............................$1700 The Newport Beach has two stories and is the largest of the four designs offered by Michelangelo Homes in Costa Amalfi. The Monterey is one of two singlestory plans in Costa Amalfi.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 REAL ESTATE B11 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 Details and photos at WWW.BEACHBREEZES.COM1890 Winding Oaks Way $750,000 SOLD & CLOSED Naples Continental Club #610 $575,000 SOLD & CLOSED Glencove #1004 Pelican Bay $310,000 SOLD & CLOSED Avalon #7 Pelican Bay $425,000 SOLD & CLOSEDOpen daily by appointment239-272-7000 ADMIRALTY POINT 2 Bdrms + Lanai/2 Bath, Bay view, Total reno, 2100 T. Sq. Ft., 3 pools, Tru-Tennis Courts, Hurricane Windows, 10 Acre Resort on Beach & Bay -$849,000 1947 CRAYTON -Moorings Renovated Pool Home 4213 T. Sq. Ft., Granite counters, stainless appliances, new tile oor, Spacious -$849,000 4865 REGAL DR. Bonita Springs Key West Style 4600 T. Sq. Ft., On the Bay, Dock & Lift Just Listed $799,900 GLENCOVE #1201 Pel. Bay Furnished, 1606 T. Sq. Ft. 2/2 + Lanai, On Tram to Beach Near Waterside Shops & The Philharmonic $379,000 PORT AU VILLA -Moorings 4 apts, all 1200 Sq. Ft. & Furn. $369K to $549,000 Pool & 1/2 blk. to Beach #104 incl. Deeded Boat Dock Beach & Bay.All prices reduced to re ect todays marketMIROMARFrom page B9The Monterey, which is also a one-story home, includes 2,091 air-conditioned square feet. It includes three bedrooms, three full bathrooms plus a powder room and a study. The Santa Barbara is a two-story plan that encompasses 2,621 air-conditioned square feet with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, his and her walk-in closets in the master bathroom, a sun terrace on the second floor, a loft and a second story walk-in storage closet.The Newport Beach, the largest of the floor plans, has 3,284 air-conditioned square feet with four bedrooms (each featuring walk-in closets) and four bathrooms. It also boasts a large foyer leading into a grand hall, a study, an upstairs loft with a balcony and a covered terrace accessible from both second-story bedrooms.Each home in Costa Amalfi has a New California exterior design with a custom wood front entry door and impact windows and doors. Granite countertops, custom cabinetry and energy-efficient appliance packages are included, as are green features such as Icynene insulation for conditioned air attics and air filtration systems. Residences by Michelangelo Homes in Costa Amalfi start from the low $800,000s. Boat slips are available with access to more than 700 acres of contiguous aquamarine freshwater lakes. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is a project of Miromar Development Corp. The communitys sales center is outside of the gated entrance off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway north of Corkscrew Road. For more information, call 425-2340 or visit www.MiromarLakes.com. The rate of contracted sales has reached 90 percent of the homes released for marketing at Middlebrooke at Ave Maria. Pulte Homes is the developer/builder of the neighborhood of town homes. Jill Hoffman, the vice president of sales and marketing for the South Florida division of Pulte Homes, said 46 homes have been released to date. When completed, Middlebrooke at Ave Maria will consist of 326 residences in 42 two-story buildings. Two floor plans are available: the 1,395-squarefoot Barkley with three-bedrooms and 2-baths, and the 1,163-square-foot Arden with two bedrooms and 2 baths. Prices start in the low $100,000s, and sales are limited to buyers meeting certain maximum income qualifications. For more information, call the Ave Maria sales and information center at 304-7600. Middlebrooke at Ave Maria town home sales announcedOwner/broker A.J. Bremerman has opened AJB Realty & Property Management. A fourth-generation Neapolitan, Mr. Bremerman has previously worked in commercial and residential real estate with Gates DAlessandro & Woodyard Realtors and in commercial construction as a superintendent with J.L. McVey Building Company. In addition to his brokers license, he holds a commercial association manager license. For more information, call 877-9881 or visit www.ajbrealty.com. Owner/broker Bermerman opens real estate office
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 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM Single Family Homes MAJORCA 8540 Majorca LaneFormer model decorated by Agostinos Design Group and on a oversized corner lot. Three bedroom plus den, 3,200+ A/C SF.$998,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133CRANBERRY CROSSING 9108 Cherry Oaks TrailTurnkey furnished former model features decorator touches throughout, 3 bedrooms plus den. Pool/spa overlooking lake.$990,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 MALLARDS POINT 8500 Mallards PointQuiet cul-de-sac, 3,927 SF of living area, 5 bedrooms including cabana, 4 baths, loft. Wide lake views. Pool/spa.NOW $900,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 REDUCEDMULBERRY ROW 7630 Mulberry LaneLandscaping surrounds the lanai, waterfall, heated pool/spa, and built-in grill. Three bedrooms plus den, 3 baths.$899,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851SERENA 3198 Serenity Court #201Beautifully furnished residence with private elevator. Over 3,000 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths.$829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CRANBERRY CROSSING 9096 Cherry Oaks TrailBeautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Private backyard; lanai with heated pool/spa, overlooks lake. Turnkey.$790,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MAHOGANY BEND 3828 Mahogany Bend DriveNew, luxury home with western exposure golf course views, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, and pool/spa.$699,900 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MALLARDS LANDING 8511 Mallards WayCustom single family home with gas heated screened pool/spa, lake views, open kitchen, diagonal tile and granite.$599,500 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176PEPPER TREE 8575 Pepper Tree WaySingle-family 3 bedroom home with family room, formal living and dining rooms. Granite countertops, plantation shutters.$499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CRANBERRY CROSSING 9127 Cherry Oaks LanePriced to sell! Beautifully furnished 3 bedroom home. Award-winning Club & Spa, golf and marina memberships available.$475,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Condominiums/Villas MENAGGIO 9274 Menaggio Court #101A luxury coach home on the ground oor overlooking a lake with 3 bedrooms plus den, family room and living room.$695,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CASCADA 9042 Cascada Way #102Panoramic golf/water views! Three bedroom plus study with coffered ceilings and expanded kitchen.$689,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983VARENNA 9221 Museo Circle #204The best of everything: granite, stainless appliances and tile. Over 3,000 SF under air, and long lake views.$675,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SERENA 3202 Serenity Court #201Turnkey furnished luxury 2nd oor corner residence overlooking the lake. Spacious plan with 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths.$599,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176VARENNA 9242 Tesoro Lane #201Outstanding residence with private elevator, over 3,000 SF AC, 3 bedrooms plus den, and spacious lanai. Furnished.$499,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing #201Lake and golf views. This 3 bedroom plus den is very private with large lanai and 2-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851CARDINAL COVE 4586 Cardinal Cove LaneQuiet and private lake view. Beautifully decorated popular Silverthorne plan. Corner 2 bedroom plus den.$350,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing Court #101Beautiful lake view and golf course view. Immaculate 3 bedroom coach home, 2-car garage. Beautiful decor.$349,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 Single Family Homes 3138 Dahlia WayFormer Santa Rosa model furnished in tasteful style. Coffered ceilings, double crown mouldings. Large pool and spa.$2,950,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 434-24242346 Alexander Palm DriveCharming 2-story brick home with lake and golf course views, 3 bedrooms plus den, 2-sided replace, and full outdoor kitchen.$2,295,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678ISLA VISTA 2045 Isla Vista LaneLake/golf views. Customized Cadiz oor plan with over 4,800 total SF, 3 bedrooms plus study and summer kitchen.$2,145,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-24241609 Chinaberry WayCustom home overlooking the 18th hole. Corinthian columns, winding staircase, and soaring ceilings. Pool/spa.$1,995,000 | Angie White | 821-6722ESTUARY 1326 Noble Heron WayAlmost-new 4,000 SF former model with Saturnia marble oors, gas replace, vaulted ceilings, and pool/spa. Furnished.$1,895,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 Condominiums/Villas ESTUARY 1354 Noble Heron WaySpectacular golf course views! Private 4 bedroom plus den villa nished at the highest level. Pool, spa, replace, kitchen.$2,395,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678 NEW LISTINGVENEZIA 1731 Venezia WaySerene setting with pool/spa facing west with gof/lake views. Three bedroom plus den villa with with 3,600 A/C SF.$1,950,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678ESTUARY 1580 Marsh Wren LaneGorgeous nishes in this 3 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath furnished former model overlooking the golf course, lake and clubhouse.$1,595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Lots ESTUARY 1381 Great Egret TrailBoth adjoining lots are developed, so its a great time to design your home and maximize views of golf course and lake.$1,600,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ISLE ROYALE 2121 Canna WayOne of the remaining unbuilt lakefront lots in Grey Oaks. Superb homesite offers outstanding lake and golf views.$1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894SERANO 1065 Borghese Lane #PH-2106Penthouse with breathtaking views in 3 directions, 3 bedrooms, and over 2,500 total SF. Wraparound lanai.$799,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-567811665 Bald Eagle WayOver 1.5 acres of improvable land and brilliant sunsets over 4 fairways. Clubhouse, tennis courts, and golf course.$399,000 | Cheryl Mease | 691-8104 GREY OAKS Furnished home with 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, private elevator, 2-car attached garage plus 2-car detached garage. Covered lanai. $5,550,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ISLE ROYALE Majestic estate home has ve bedrooms plus den, 6.5 baths, oating staircase, elevator, gas cooking, lake and golf views. $5,675,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTUARY Furnished. Marble and wood oors, wine cellar, media room, lanai, replace, and outdoor kitchen. Lake and golf course views. $5,695,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTUARY This exquisite home offers 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, resort pool area, marble oors, wine room and 7,659 SF under air. Furnished. $6,995,000 | Sam Heitman | (239) 261-3148 GREY OAKS ESTATES Stunning western golf course and lake views. Furnished 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath former model. Beautiful pool area. $3,675,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTATES Custom builders personal home. Southern exposure four bedrooms, four baths, 2 half-baths, Koi pond, sauna, and stone replace. $4,049,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY Elegant home with ve bedrooms, private two-story guest cabana with suites, theatre room surrounded by full bar, and library. $4,850,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY Stunning 4 bedroom plus den residence with lake and golf course views. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen, replace, pool/spa. $5,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS PALM ISLAND Gracious home with 180 degrees of breathtaking water and golf views from most rooms. Custom design, four bedrooms, den/study. $2,490,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS This estate home has two floors with sunsets from the lakeside lanai with an infinity-edge pool, and outdoor kitchen. $2,675,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FIDDLERS CREEK ISLA DEL SOL Decorated and furnished custom 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath (includes casita with separate guest quarters) overlooking golf course. $2,990,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851GREY OAKS Estate home with 4 bedrooms, den, loft, 4.5 baths, marble oors, replace. Gas cooking, outdoor kitchen, pool/spa. $3,200,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ESTATES Recently remodeled with Appalachian-Piazza maple ooring, new carpet and paint. Land golf course views. Furnished. $1,995,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800GREY OAKS ESTUARY Exceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances. Lake and golf course views. $1,999,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Stately 2-story 3 bedroom home. Designer ceiling treatments, faux paint, replace, full game room, den, pool/spa. $2,290,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133GREY OAKS ESTUARY Magnicent master suite, sitting area, large wood oor study and outdoor entertaining. Views over creek. Furnished. $2,400,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 TWIN EAGLES This residence features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, limestone oors, wide crown mouldings, summer kitchen, loggia, and replace. $1,599,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS ESTUARY Elegant yet comfortable, clean and open oor plan with 3 bedrooms, a den and 3.5 baths. Offered furnished. $1,695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Luxury model home, four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, ofce. Designer ceilings, crown moulding, pool and spa. Amenities galore! $1,950,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 GREY OAKS TRADITIONS #202 At close to 4,000 SF, this elegant home features a long lake view, marble and wood oors, and library with cherry doors. $1,450,000 | Jutta Lopez | 571-5339GREY OAKS AVILA Furnished 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with lake and golf course views, faux nished ceilings and walls, and wide crown mouldings. $1,495,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS ESTUARY This 3 bedroom plus study, 3.5 bath villa overlooks lake and fairway. Faux paint, marble ooring. Pool/spa. $1,550,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN Former Dahlia model nished in 2008 with 3 bedrooms plus library has wonderful views of a lake/golf, 2,985+ A/C SF, pool/spa. $1,550,000 | Dan Guenther | (239) 261-3148 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO Innity pool overlooks lake. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths includes casita (one bedroom/one bath) plus den and family room. $1,100,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND Brand new custom 3 bedroom plus den pool home. Southern golf course views. Never lived in. Awardwinning Club and Spa. $1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO Beautifully furnished 3 bedroom plus den home on the creek bordering a preserve. Negative-edge pool/spa. Private boat dock. $1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhniga PointeThe perfect Naples life! Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves. Championship golf; only minutes from beaches, shops and dining. Estate homes from $2.9 million. Villas from $1,795,000. Estate homesites from the $795,000. Pleasecall 261-3148 for more information. OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:11-5 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail EastFive miles from downtown Naples. Located adjacent to the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, this luxury lifestyle community offers coach homes, villas and custom homes. It boasts Naples only TPC golf course, Buona Vita Club & Spa and an off-site marina. Priced from the $600s. Please call 643-1414 for more information. HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB GREYOAKS TWINEAGLES FIDDLERSCREEK FIDDLERSCREEK
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 GOLFING COMMUNITIES premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM HAMLET 3300 Hamlet Drive #4Southern exposure lake/golf views from this Arthur Rutenberg coach home. Mint condition 2 bedroom plus den. $397,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 QUAILWEST13740 Pondview CircleWonderful expansive homesite with southern exposure. Every amenity available. Build your dream home here. $450,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210SHOREHAM VILLAS 1795 Leamington LaneSunset views over fairway and lake. Peaceful villa with a double garage and 10 foot ceilings. Golf membership included. $360,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041CARRINGTON 2395 Harmony LaneFull golf membership included! Two bedroom condominium with views of the green and fairway. Turnkey furnished! $274,900 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980WATER OAKS 32 Water Oaks WayCharming two-story villa views golf course and meandering stream. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and loft. Immaculate. $325,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126COMMONS 200 Wyndemere Way #303Furnished 3 bedroom with large tiled lanai overlooks golf/lake. New furniture in living/dining room. Membership required. $290,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126COURTSIDE COMMONS 607 Courtside DriveContemporary and dramatic! All new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, slate oors on lanai. Membership required. $285,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126COURTSIDE COMMONS 301 Courtside DriveExquisitely appointed garden condominium. Furnished. Glassed-in lanai, split oor plan. Membership required. $260,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126COURTSIDE COMMONS 609 Courtside DriveWonderfully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Social membership required. Fitness center, tennis, and golf memberships available. $219,000 | Ann Marie Shimmer | 825-9020COMMONS 100 Wyndemere Way #102Furnished 2 bedroom with glass-enclosed lanai, golf and lake views. New carpet, new A/C handler. Membership required. $200,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 VINEYARDS TERRACINA tCustom estate on 1.5 lots. Double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater, billiard room, wine cellar. $2,399,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809QUAIL CREEK tOver 8,000 SF, all four bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular pool with spa, waterfall and slide. Fantastic sights. $2,450,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809ESTATES AT BAY COLONY GOLF CLUB tSouthwest views of fairway and lake from this 2-story custom home with 4 bedrooms plus den. Swim-up pool bar and outdoor kitchen. $3,495,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494TIBURON ESCADA tThree master suites, 2 guest rooms, each with bath. Gym, home theater, elevator, and golf views. A Christies Great Estates Property. $5,600,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 TIBURON VENTANA t#PH502 Furnished penthouse southwest views of preserve and golf course, 3 bedrooms, den, wraparound balcony, wood and tile oors. $1,175,000 | Kathryn Tout/Beverley Dale | 261-6161VINEYARDS TERRACINA tWonderful estate home with 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and golf course views from screened lanai with heated pool/spa, 3-car garage. $1,200,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VINEYARDS tLakefront views, a 1,500 SF covered lanai with heated pool/spa and kitchen. Southeast exposure. Seller will consider trade. $1,299,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498KENSINGTON tExpansive views over golf course. Large pool, lanai, three bedroom, 3.5 bath, den. Guard-gated entry, golf equity membership. $1,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES tStunning lakefront home. Completely remodeled. Lake views. Vaulted ceilings, chefs custom kitchen. Pool/spa. $849,000 | Dina L. Moon | 370-1252WYNDEMERE VILLAGES tBeautiful home with gorgeous tile oors, crown mouldings, and coffered ceilings. Fabulous lake and golf course view. $895,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126KENSINGTON KENSINGTON GARDENS tCustom-designed estate home has wonderful golf course view. Plan ows to pool. Custom kitchen, granite counters. $925,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731OLDE CYPRESS tMediterranean inspired courtyard home features tile/wood ooring, heated pool, and outdoor bar. Golf, tennis and more. $995,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB tCheerful 4 bedroom villa with heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, golf course and lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub. $749,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879OLDE CYPRESS STRADA BELLA tGolf course view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Turnkey furnished. $750,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899TIBURON CASTILLO IV t#103 Gorgeous preserve views and many upgrades. Faux nishes, granite counters. Hand-scraped hickory ooring. $774,900 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK tVilla offers great room with gas replace, formal dining, three bedrooms and den. Renovated master bath with marble. $840,000 | Mary Morris | 784-8599 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK tCustom built executive home. Volume ceilings, gourmet kitchen, heated pool and hot tub, four bedrooms, four baths, and 3-car garage. $629,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080VINEYARDS ARBOR GLEN tPrivate lake views by the heated pool with large pavered lanai. Four bedrooms and oversized family room. $695,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170OLDE CYPRESS tImpeccably maintained 3 bedroom plus den Ruttenberg home with 2,738 SF A/C, and a 3-car garage. $699,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921OLDE CYPRESS SANTA ROSA tLong lake and golf course view from this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath. Tropically landscaped pool area. Tasteful furnishings. $725,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES tTranquil lakefront setting with southern exposure. Fantastic design with volume ceilings and spacious lanai. $575,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES tGreat views of the golf course. Two-story home offers two master bedrooms with 3rd bedroom used as a den. $575,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126OLDE CYPRESS tUpgraded 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath Rutenberg home. Brick paved pool/spa, preserve views. Woodburning replace. $579,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921WYNDEMERE PRESERVE tGorgeous lake and golf course views. Large living room, family room with replace. Membership required. $595,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN t#202 Rare 2nd oor Braeburn, turnkey furnished. Southern views over lake and golf course. Golf membership included. $499,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041WYNDEMERE PRESERVE tLong lake/golf course views. Attached 3 bedroom plus family room villa, heated pool. Original owner. Membership required. $525,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126STONEBRIDGE MIDDLEBURG t#203 Golf course view! Upgrades galore, 3 bedrooms, 20 diagonal tile, glassed-in lanai, granite counters. Bundled golf. $545,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126VINEYARDS VISTA POINTE t#1503 Open spaces, high ceilings, southwest exposure and expansive golf views. Neutral colors, tiled living area and storm shutters. $559,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111 STONEBRIDGE WILLOW BEND tA two bedroom condominium with golf course and lake view. Offered furnished. Eastern exposure on the lanai. $375,000 | Otto Becker/Keith Alexander | 261-6161STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN t#202 Turnkey furnished 3 bedroom with preserve views. Bundled golf, clubhouse, Har-Tru tennis, pool, spa, and 3 miles to beach. $449,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VINEYARDS MONTELENA t#3103 Pristine two-story townhome offers 4 bedrooms (2 masters), loft, 3.5 baths and attached two-car garage. $450,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 WYNDEMERE WYNDEMERE STONEBRIDGE KENSINGTON BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA t26951 Country Club Drive (Sales Center) Breathtaking views over Bay Island Golf Course, Estero Bay and the Gulf. An idyllic community devoted to golf courses, parks, natural areas, marina and more! New construction priced from the $600s. Please call 800-311-3622 OPEN MON-SAT 10-5; SUN12-5 GOLF COTTAGES 16 Golf Cottage DriveCharming 2 bedroom plus den on cul-de-sac and overlooks golf course. Updated ooring, 2-car garage. Membership required.$350,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 14 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 470 Egret Avenue $1,875,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$2,000,00015 OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE 290 5th Avenue South #C-6 $2,195,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 16 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 17 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE 231 Harbour Drive From $2,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 18 ROYAL HARBOR 2645 Tarpon Road $2,950,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080>$3,000,00019 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Mitch/ Sandi Williams 370-8879 20 BAREFOOT BEACH 105 St. Eustacius Lane $3,895,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 2 4 3 5 6 10 15 16 13 14 11 7 18 8 9 12 17 1 19 20Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 TRAIL ACRES 161 4th St $159,500 Downing Frye-Realty, Inc. Doreen Vachon 643-0636 >$300,0002 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>$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-4>$500,0004 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 5 VANDERBILT LAKES 3796 Saybrook Place $592,000 Premier Properties Meghan Reed 825-0736 6 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>$600,0007 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5>$700,0008 MEDITERRA VILLALAGO 18081 Lagos Way $750,000 Premier Properties Judy Stead 273-3438>$900,0009 MARCO ISLAND 658 Bamboo Court $995,000 Premier Properties Natalie Kirstein 784-0491>$1,000,000 10 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi Way $1,375,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 11 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 12 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 13 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES 1540 5th Avenue South #C-211 $1,845,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandi Williams 370-8879
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 GOLFING MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO tFrom the moment you enter this 4 bedroom plus den home, savor luxurious attention to detail. Expansive open oor plan leads to a tantalizing outdoor living area. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,750,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PADOVA tUnsurpassed quality in this BCB built, Greenhouse certied home. An extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF and panoramic golf views. Generator, putting green and ve-zoned A/C. $4,850,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PADOVA tThis magnicent estate home is both elegant and comfortable. Flowing oor plan, outside kitchen and living room with a replace all are complemented by the peaceful lake and preserve view. $4,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BENVENUTO tSpectacular Kurtz-built home. Mouldings, built-ins, niches, woodwork and superior nishes. Coffee bar, large wine cellar, and replaces! Views of the south golf course. Large estate lot. Fruit trees. $6,295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VERONA tBeautiful 4 bedroom custom-built McGarvey home overlooks preserve. Family room, den/study, replace, volume ceilings, electric screens/shutters. Entertain outdoors with kitchen, replace and pool. $3,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266PADOVA tGracious 4 bedroom plus den home with 7,015 total SF. Furnished, and detailed by archways, niches, stone detail, marble oor and barrel vaulted ceiling. Summer kitchen, pool, spa and stone replace. $3,485,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 RAVELLO t14915 Celle Way Mediterranean style residence with 4 bedrooms plus study, 5.5 baths. Covered loggia with summer kitchen and replace. A private attached cabana guest suite, custom library/study. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PADOVA tComfortable elegance in this 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath estate home. Volume ceilings with coffer and tray detail, marble ooring, guest suite with private balcony, and grand master suite with lake views. Pool/spa. $3,499,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VERONA tStunning 4 bedroom, den, 4.5 bath home enjoys private and protected preserve views. Faux nishes, tray and coffer ceilings, mouldings, polished and chisel edged marble. Private pool, luxurious master suite. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 IL TREBBIO t16024 Trebbio Way Tuscan-style designer Avignon model, four bedrooms, stone ooring, loft and stone replace. Outside lanai features a replace, summer kitchen and fabulous pool/spa overlooking the golf course. Furnished. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MARCELLO tCustom-built 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath with exquisite kitchen cabinetry and Viking appliances. All bedrooms are oversized with large bathrooms for each guest suite. Beautiful lanai with summer kitchen. $2,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 IL TREBBIO t16041 Trebbio Way Custom 4 bedroom plus den home. Stone ooring, rich millwork, columns, replaces and custom nishes. Outside lanai, summer kitchen and replace overlooking pool/spa. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,175,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AMARONE tLocated in a small enclave of 12 homes, this 4 bedroom plus den has gorgeous natural light and a beautiful view across the lake to preserve. Completely custom-designed by an interior designer. $1,850,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266PADOVA tBetter than new! Exquisite interior backgrounds, four bedrooms plus den with pristine and peaceful views of the lake and preserve! Pool, spa, outdoor kitchen area, orchid garden and pond area! $2,190,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420CELLINI tCustom-built home with numerous high-end nishes. Stone and hardwood ooring, media room and large guest suites. Lanai with cypress ceilings, replace, summer kitchen, tropical lagoon pool/spa. $2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420IL TREBBIO tMagnicent BCB-built estate home on a 3/4 acre golfview lot. Hurricane glass, Jerusalem stone and granite accents a spacious 4 bedroom plus den oor plan. Owner will consider all reasonable offers. $2,500,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 OPEN SUN. 1-4 FELICITA t16496 Felicita Court Furnished lakefront home with southern exposure. Floor-to-ceiling sliders in the great room open to fabulous pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, seating and eating area. $1,599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MILAN tCustom built three bedroom plus den, 3 and one-half bath villa with an expanded oor plan. A chefs kitchen with breakfast bar and work island. Tropical screened outdoor living area and loggia. $1,649,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BELLEZZA tCapri II plan overlooking 13th fairway displays all the charms. Premium oversized site, expanded pool, spa and outdoor entertainment area. Interior design by Collins & Dupont Interiors. Fully furnished. $1,749,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266BELLEZZA tSubtle sophistication. Highly impressive, ideally situated villa. Carefully chosen colors and fabrics, state-of-the-art appliances and electronics. Immaculate, sun-splashed retreat. Furnished. $1,800,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 VILLORESI tBeautiful nishes complement this villa home. Tropical setting with screened pool, summer kitchen and outdoor bar. Three bedrooms, 3 baths and over 2,400 SF of living area. Golf, tennis, members only beach club. $1,095,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLORESI t15628 Villoresi Way This Mediterranean-style three bedroom, 3.5 bath villa with an expanded oor plan is open to glistening lake and outdoor spaces. Decorator nished, state-of-the-art kitchen, courtyard pool and spa. $1,225,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLORESI t15683 Villoresi Way Glistening lake views from this three bedroom, 3.5 bath villa residence with golf course views beyond. Stone columns, fountain, Brazilian cherry ooring, arched passageways, gourmet kitchen, granite counters. $1,375,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MILAN tPanoramic views of the fairways from this stunning 3 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath with 5,036 total SF. Expansive screened outdoor living with rock waterfall, pool, spillover spa and summer kitchen. $1,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PORTA VECCHIO t#201 Southwest views over the 12th fairway and green of North Course to preserve. Professional decor in light, muted tones. Furnished. Private elevator, granite counters, bookcases in den, stainless appliances. $775,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266PORTA VECCHIO I t#201 Dramatic lake and golf course views. Quiet enclave inspired by an Italian seaside village. Grand entrance foyer, elevator and exquisite nishes enhance this beautifully appointed residence. Furnished. $799,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BRENDISI #201 t#201 Beautifully furnished former model with spectacular golf course views. Upgrades include granite counters, stainless appliances, large tile on the diagonal, faux nishing, and custom light xtures. $825,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112VILLORESI tViews excite beyond open salt water pool and spa with water streamers! Gourmet kitchen, professional decor, integrated sound system, complete home generator and A/C garage. Private beach club. $995,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 BRENDISI t#4102 Clean lines throughout this 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath low-rise residence with views of lake and preserve. Custom built shutters and crown moulding are some of the features offered in this great residence. $619,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VERONA tPrivacy plus serenity is afforded on this lot, which overlooks a lake and a natural preserve. Mediterra is a classic Mediterranean style community with 2 golf courses and much more. $695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MONTEROSSO II t15513 Monterosso Lane #102 Views of glistening lake. Open plan, tile ooring and a vibrant color palette. Gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, integrated white cabinetry, and eating nook. Spacious master has lake views. $729,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLALAGO t18081 Lagos Way One of the lowest priced villas in Mediterra. Three bedroom with a 3-car side entry garage and gated courtyard entry. Upgrades include new appliances and granite counters. Outdoor kitchen, pool/spa. $750,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438 CALABRIA t#102 Beautifully appointed three bedroom, den and three bath furnished coach home. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, raised panel cabinets, and stainless appliances. Lake views from tiled, screened lanai. $599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MARCELLO tBuild the home of your dreams in this beautiful neighborhood. This lot features preserve and lake views. Mediterra offers 2 golf courses, a Mediterranean clubhouse and a beach club with 200 ft. of shoreline. $595,000 | Angie White | 821-6722 CALABRIA t#101 Beautifully appointed coach! Three bedrooms, den, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, raised panel cabinets and stainless GE prole appliances. Expansive lake views from tiled, screened lanai. $539,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 IL TREBBIO tThis estate size homesite is ideally located at the end of a cul-de-sac with golf course views. 156x 200 x 125 x 252. Mediterranean-style community with 2 Tom Fazio championship golf courses and a 25,000 SF clubhouse. $499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009WEEK at-a-glance Make it a Fort Myers FridayArtWalk is worth the trip, with galleries galore open late in the historic downtown River District. C18 More than meets the eyeTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen is bigger, louder and longer than the 2007 original. C12 Another openingSee who thoroughly enjoyed the first performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie. C20 Fun on the FourthFrom a morning run to daytime parades and fireworks after dark, theres lots to do in honor of Independence Day. C19 FunontheFourth THE B.B.MANN SHOWCASES A READY TO GO RIGHT NOWBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com he video for John Legends music video, Green Light has a deceptively mellow opening. Hes at a party, sitting at the piano, playing his hit song Ordinary People. But people are milling around, talking, not paying him much attention. Just 25 seconds into the video, he stands up and violently slams down the cover. Andre 3000 of OutKast, whos been standing by the piano, slaps his watch and declares, Well, time to go! But then John Legend starts singing Green Light in that gorgeous falsetto of his, and the room comes alive with people dancing, grooving, flirting.T John Legend appears at the Mann Hall Wednesday, July 8. C4 >>inside:SEE LEGEND, C4 COURTESY OF BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALLSix-time Grammy Awardwinner John Legend.La Nouba: Theres nothing like Cirque du SoleilPale imitators aside, theres literally nothing else like a Cirque du Soleil production. Regular live theater doesnt even begin to compare. Theres the circus, but that doesnt feature the same energetic delirium as most Cirque shows. Theres also the Blue Man Group, which excels in pantomime but lacks the daring feats of grandeur that make Cirque productions so impressive. In Cirques La Nouba, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, the neon-infused, awesome stimuli of Cirque du Soleil is on bold display. And it does not disappoint. Unlike traditional theater, theres no narrative or plot structure in La Nouba; this was done intentionally to allow the audiences imagination to take over. Rather, the 90-minute show is a series of jawdropping acts that are dangerous, daring,SEE CIRQUE, C16 BY DAN HUDAK_________________________dan@hudakonhollywood.com SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe DiabolosNeon-infused show plays at Disney World Resort
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 AFE LUNAAFE LUNA $29.9921 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org Hubris is one of those sophomore English terms we cant escape. It pops up all the time in literature, from Homer to Shakespeare, and in sports and politics, where the mightiest set themselves up for the greatest falls (How was that trip to Argentina, Gov. Sanford?). In recent times, even Wall Street has gotten in on the action, practically defining the term for our modern era. In ancient Greece, where the idea originated, hubris set the tone for many a Greek tragedy. Check out Oedipus and his father-killing, mother-marrying downfall. Pride breeds the tyrant violent pride, laments the Chorus in Sophocles Oedipus the King. Gorging, crammed to bursting with all that is overripe and rich with ruin. Or look at poor Icarus, whose wax-and-feather wings could not sustain his flight so close to the sun. For the audience, there is a sort of sweet retribution to these endings, as if the prideful protagonist finally got his due. The problem with hubris is that its easy to spot in others and hard as hell to identify in ourselves. Hubris, in Spanish SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com P, ends with Y. I should have known better, but my pride got the best of me. And thats how you spell hubris in Spanish. I wrote back, in Spanish, Yes, I love Italian cats. To which my friend replied, Actually, I wasnt talking about the cat...As I recently learned. Earlier in the year, I spent four weeks in Central America, ostensibly to learn Spanish but really to travel and eat cheap tortillas. I met a lot of people during my stay, and Im now Facebook friends with a host of international hipsters. Some I remember the young couple from New York there to score their first taste of hard drugs and some I dont the man with the Spanish name who sent me a message in Swedish. When one of these forgotten friends posts a message on my Facebook account, I respond with a nice reply (What can I say? Im hard-wired for politeness). So, when I uploaded pictures from a summer trip to Italy and received several comments in Spanish, I had to write back. Que linda foto, wrote one Facebook friend, What a pretty picture. Gracias!! I replied, the two exclamation points for emphasis and because thats the extent of my Spanish. For another picture, this one of me petting a stray cat in Rome, the same friend wrote, Que gatito tan lindo, no? (What a pretty something) This is where the hubris comes in. My Spanish isnt great, but I was confident I could figure out the new vocab. I know that gato means cat and the -ito ending means little, so I assumed gatito must mean little cat (and assuming makes an ass out of you and wait a minute). I wrote back, in Spanish, Yes, I love Italian cats. To which my friend replied, Actually, I wasnt talking about the cat. Not talking about the cat? Then what was this gatito business? At which point I Googled gatito which I should have done in the first place. The Naughty by Nature rap song O.P.P. says it best. The last P . well . thats not that simple. Its sorta like another way to call a cat a kitten. Its five little letters that are missin here. Those five letters? Starts with C >> S end your d disasters to: san d P e n have p ride An d t h u b r I w S p I w a b o y ou and m inut e) I in S p a nlove Italo w h ic h n d d I kh e n g at? h at g ati ness ? o int I g atito s h ou ld i n t he The by r ap P. t P a t h e r a cat s f ive rs that h e r e e let s wit h
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 LEGENDFrom page 1 John Legend on Michael JacksonIts a party. Its a celebration. And its an accurate reflection of how the song has exploded on the scene, putting Mr. Legend already a six-time Grammy Award-winner into another musical stratosphere. This is my first big club hit, Mr. Legend says. Its actually the biggest hit of my career, to this point. Its something different and its something fresh for me, but I feel that when you see it in my show, it all fits together. Mr. Legend, who kicked off his tour in Michigan on June 27, plays the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall July 8. Opening acts are India.Arie and Mr. Legends brother, Vaughn Anthony. India.Aries latest album, Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics, debuted at No. 3 on Billboard charts.More than just pianoIs he making a statement by slamming a cover down on the piano? Its a visual way of kind of shaking things up a bit, he says, because I knew the song was so different from Ordinary People, which was my biggest hit before Green Light. And since I was known so much for that, we thought that we would play with that image and slam the piano (cover) down. But no, I have not rejected the piano, and you will certainly hear it at my show. The song is the first single from his latest album, Evolver. The CD has a different feel to it than his two previous studio albums, Get Lifted and Once Again. It contains a few piano-driven songs, but we tried some different things, and the songs were feeling good the way they were, he says. I dont feel the piano has to be on every song. Its just another instrument, at the end of the day. Youre just trying to create the right colors for the right song, make it sound the way you want it to sound. And sometimes its appropriate, and sometimes its not. Hes touring with three vocalists, three horn players, and a four-piece rhythm section. And yes, a piano. Im excited about the tour; I think its going to be my best tour yet, he says. I think the band is better than ever. Im more confident and comfortable than ever as a performer. Its going to be real soulful and energetic and its going to be a lot of fun for me. The title, Evolver, not only refers to him as an individual but to the CDs different sound. Im continuing to grow and experiment as an artist, and every album is a process of discovery in a way, a process of growth. And thats where the title comes from. When released, Evolver debuted as the No. 4 album in the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. Its No. 1 on three charts: Americas R&B Album chart, the Album Retailer chart and the Digital Albums chart. Green Light hit the Top 5 on Urban Mainstream Radio and was in the Rhythmic Top 40 radio chart.A self-fulfilling prophecyBorn John Stephens, he was nicknamed Legend by a friend, the spoken word poet J Ivy. The name stuck with his circle of friends and co-creators, so he used it as a stage name. Its becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Well, sometimes you have to speak things into existence and then go out and make them happen, Mr. Legend says. So Im in the process of going out to make it happen. He was named one of Time magazines 100 people of 2009. Quincy Jones, who authored the magazines piece, wrote, At this point in his career, he reminds me of a young Donny Hathaway, and I have no doubt that as he continues to grow, he will become as artistically and socially significant as Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder. He is a genius, and weve only seen the tip of the iceberg. Before he released his own debut album in 2004, Legend had sung on hits for others, including Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. He played piano for Lauryn Hill on Everything is Everything. When he released his own Get Lifted, he was nominated for eight Grammys. He won three, including Best R&B Album and Best New Artist. He continues to make good on his initial musical promise. Songwriting is a deliberate activity for him, he says. I do have ideas that just come to me randomly, but usually, when I write a song, its because Ive chosen at that moment that Im going to set aside some time to write some music, he says. Its a discipline. Its a process. I think all great songwriters and prolific songwriters are so because theyve developed a pattern and a process of doing it, and they discipline themselves to sit down and do it at certain times. Its not just a fleeting moment of inspiration, its a choice to write. And collaborating with others is again a choice, he says. We decide to come together and sit together and we say, Lets go in and write a song. And that collaboration, if you work at it and have an open spirit and a constructive mentality going into it, then you can usually come out with something good.A lifetime of singingThough hes collaborated with many and sung duets with many, including, on the most recent album, Andre 3000, Brandy, Estelle and Kanye West, there are still those hed like to work with: Beyonce, Amy Whitehouse, Fiest and Lil Wayne, just to name a few. Hes started his own label, HomeSchool Records. His first artist was British singer and rapper Estelle, who released Shine. (Mr. Legend shows up in a cameo in her music video, American Boy, which features Kanye West.) I believed that she deserved to be heard, Mr. Legend says. And as a fan, she represented an artist that I wanted to hear more of. I felt like I could help her become successful. The next artist on his label will be his younger brother, R&B singer Vaughn Anthony, whos one of the opening acts on the tour. We have a similar voice, and in some ways, he reminds you of me, but he has his own flavor and his own style as an artist, Mr. Legend says. I think hell be able to stand on his own. Hes making a really good record, and Im really excited about him. Were in the process of getting a distribution deal hammered out for him. Most of the albums recorded, he says, and some singles are ready, waiting for the deal to be finalized. According to Billboard magazine, the first single will be In Your Shoes, which Mr. Legend co-wrote and can already be seen on YouTube. Mr. Legend was playing piano at age 4, and at 7 began performing with his church choir. You can hear the gospel influences in his music, especially on his debut album, Get Lifted, but also an old school R&B groove. I listened to gospel, and listened to classic R&B, like Motown, sounds of Philadelphia, Al Green and even old artists like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, people like that, the kind of classic so-called crooners of the era, when that was popular music, he says. Thats what gave him his classic sensibility. I think some kids just have an old soul, and I probably have that. It probably was what drew me to that kind of music, he says. It wasnt exactly what everyone else was listening to in the mid-80s, but he didnt catch flack for it while growing up. I wasnt teased when I was a kid, even though I was a little nerdier than most kids, he says. But I think my singing always was my saving grace, it made me cooler. He considered himself a nerd because he was a straight-A student and skipped a couple grades. I was a bit nerdy. And I dont say that in a bad way, I think it was a good thing I was saying before in an interview that its kind of a good time for black nerds, these days, he says, referring to President Obama. He laughs. We havent always been in vogue, and I think its a good time for us right now! Mr. Legend not only performed at the Democratic National Convention but at the Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in January. One of his tour managers hopped on stage after the performance, and, using Mr. Legends Skype phone, captured Mr. Legend and other performers such as Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and James Taylor meeting the president and First Family. It was an historic moment, he says. We were really the only people that had footage like that, from on stage, because no one else was that close. It was after the special had already ended, and it wasnt on television any more, so we had really special access. And it was pretty cool. All of it was pretty incredible. It was like: were a part of history. And particularly that day. Because so many great artists were there, and we were all star-struck about the president. I had met him a few times before, but it was exciting to be there at that moment.Sage adviceThis May, Mr. Legend, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania 10 years ago, gave the commencement speech. I wanted to say something to the students at Penn to try to really focus their mind on what it meant to be a real leader, and to make a real difference in the world, and be a force for good in the world, Mr. Legend says. And I wanted to focus on the idea of truth, and what it means to speak the truth and what it means to seek the truth, and tying that to being soulful. Thats really what the speech was all about and I think it was effective and hit home for a lot of them. And hopefully it will inspire them to live a good life. As part of his speech, Mr. Legend talks about the lies told to the American people about the Iraq War, about weapons of mass-destruction and about credit-default swaps. There isnt a single answer, he said to them. But there is always the truth. Now, I dont assume that the truth is commonly found. Like its bedfellows of democracy and justice, I believe it is quite rare to find. It is born through process. It is gained through questioning. It is found in listening. Its about accepting that complex problems require complicated solutions. He also talked to them about soul, saying its not limited to a specific genre of music, that Fiona Apple, the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Lil Wayne, and Frank Sinatra can all be soulful. Soul is about authenticity, he told them. Soul is about finding things in your life that are real and pure, the things that you know are at your core, the things you were put on this earth to do, the moments when sound and silence come together. I think were all in pursuit of that, he says. Its not something you accomplish, its something you pursue. And so when I was thinking about, what do I want to say to these kids? I was thinking about it for a while, leading up to it, and I was excited, because this was my alma mater this is my first big high-profile speech at a prestigious university, and I wanted to say something that was really something that would hopefully really minister to the kids. And thats what I thought of, the idea of truth, and pursuing it, and speaking it.(In my songs) I try to approach the subjects I talk about with a sense of candor and openness and vulnerability. And I want the music to feel true, always. Not contrived, but something that makes sense, that feels right. e rs to s di f w and b um is r ocess c omes ed as p 200 c hart s : A lbum chart. M ainc Top n ame d d poet c le o f i t as a h ecy. p eak and ays. t to i nes w ho o te, nds n d I s to and wa y s, h e rem i n d s y ou o f me, b ut h e h as hi s o wn f lav o r and his own style as an artist, Mr. Le g en d says. I think h e ll be a b l e t o s tand o n his own. Hes ma k in g a rea ll y g oo d recor d an d Im real ly excited a b ou t hi m. We r e in t h e process of ge tth e I naugura l C e l e b ra ti on a t M emoria l in Januar y. O ne o f his tour mana g er s s tage a f ter the per f ormance, a n L egends S ky pe phone, captu r e nd and other pe rformers suc h M ary J. B l i g e an d James Ta y t he president and First Fami l h istoric moment, he says We were rea ll y t h e on ly pe f oota g e like that, from on s t no o n e e l se wa s that c l ose. t he special had already e wasnt on televisio n w e h a d rea lly s p A n d it was pr e All o f i t in c r e di b l e were a p a A n d par t d a y Bec a great a there, a n a ll stars the p res m e t hi m be f ore, excitin g at t h a t m Sa g e a Th is M e nd, wh o f rom the U Penns y lva n ag o, g av e m enceme n If you go>>John Legend in concert, with India.Arie and Vaughn Anthony opening >>When: 7:30 p.m. July 8 >>Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers >>Cost: $78, $62, $52 >>Information: Call 481-4849Like the rest of the world, John Legend was stunned to learn of Michael Jacksons untimely death. It just came out of nowhere, in a number of ways, he says. You could tell his health was deteriorating, but you didnt expect at any point that he was going to die at this young of an age. He was getting ready for the comeback tour. Its really sad. Mr. Legend had written a song for him, slated for Mr. Jacksons upcoming album. We had gotten together a couple of times. I hadnt actually worked with him yet, Mr. Legend says. We had talked about doing it, but we had never gotten to work together. And I dont even think the album was a focus for him at this point, because he was focused on putting the show together. I dont know if they completely shelved it or what they decided to do with the recording project, but its a moot point, I guess, now. I dont know how much he had recorded.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Best bets for the weekend 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 summer musical is on stage at Sugden Community Theatre through July 25. See review on page C8. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Kids Boredom Buster Film Friday at Headquarters Library. 593-0870 or www. colliergov.net. Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida Friday. An exhibit at Rookery Bay. 417-6310 or www.rookerybay.org National Art Encounter Friday. An exhibit presented by the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. 2626517 or www.naplesart.org. July 4th Parade and Fireworks Saturday. See details on page C19. Muffy Clark Gill: Batiks Aquatic Preserves of Florida exhibit at Rookery Bay. 417-6310 Bayshore Coffee Company Heather Brooks and Mike Rogers, $5 cover; Friday: The Fleas, 7-10 p.m., $5 cover; Saturday: The WholeTones, 8-11 p.m., $5 cover; Monday: Singer-songwriter night hosted by Jen Zen 7 p.m. to closing; Wednesday: Open mic night hosted by Matt and Jason, 7 p.m. to closing. 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. 262-2500 or www.naplespubs.com. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna; Friday and Saturday: Love Funnel; 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 Reggae from 3-7 p.m. Sunday and jazz from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. 1500 Fifth Avenue South. 530-5110. Riverwalk at Tin City Thursday 5:308:30 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 or 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 or www.seasaltnaples.com. Six Degrees Exhibitions An evening of comedy with Naples City Improv and music by recording artist Moony Mann, Friday, July 3. 1100 Sixth Street South. 3312678. Kevins Piano Lounge at Stoneys Steakhouse Thursday and Friday: Robert Williamson from 7-11 p.m.; Saturday: Wendy & Co., 7-11 p.m.; Sunday: Robert Williamson, 4-7 p.m. Bayfront Place. 4359353 or www.stoneysteakhouse.com. Mulan Jr Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre in Fort Myers presents Mulan Jr. July 2, 3, 10, 12, 17, 18, 24, 26, 30, 31 and Aug. 2. Travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disneys Mulan. 278-4422 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. 278-4422 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. 4176310. Free Music at Mercato Enjoy the funky blues and jazz sounds of MudBone and Mark Fogel from 5-8 p.m. as The Mercato kicks off its First-Friday Summer Concert Series. 403-2204. More Free Music Rock out to the tunes of Riverside Blues beginning at 8 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome; no alcohol is permitted. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Art Walk Galleries and shops in downtown Fort Myers welcome browsers from 6-10 p.m. See story on page C18. www.fortmyersartwalk.com. Free One-Act Play Variations on the Death of Trotsky is performed at 7 and 8:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Third Street South Farmers Market 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas. Nearly 50 vendors sell locally produced vegetables and fruits, jams, baked goods and seafood. 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. Clockwork Orange Auditions Twenty cast members are needed for this controversial and gripping piece by Anthony Burgess. Auditions are from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. The play that examines social ethics will open Sept. 9. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. More Auditions Try out for a spot in the cast of A Clockwork Orange, which will open Sept. 9 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. Auditions take place from 5-8 p.m. at the center. E-mail email@example.com. Book It Write your own story in two days with help from the folks at My Angels Attic, who will then send it off for printing and binding. Cost is $40 for both days, July 7-8. Call to reserve your spot, 597-4437. 1585 Pine Ridge Road. Stuart Little Watch the story of the bold little mouse under the stars in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. The free show begins around 8:30 p.m. History Lesson The Naples Historical Society conducts guided tours of Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and again Saturday. Requested donation: $8/adults, $5/children 12 and under; NHS members are free. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. A Pair of Nuts Capt. Briens Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island presents Yamil Piedra and Johnny Trabanco at 9:30 p.m. July 8-9. Admission is $15. 599 S. Collier Blvd. 389-6900. Thursday, July 2 Saturday, July 4 Monday, July 6 Tuesday, July 7 Wednesday, July 8 Sunday, July 5 This weeks theater This weeks live bands Fabulous hairdoesnt have to be ex p ensive!Hair that Friday, Junly 3
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.napleswaterfrontdining.com Buy One, Get One,FREE 263-9940 263-2734though the characters are trying to fight their feelings. Though Mr. McKerrows character has a certain earnest, boyish charm, at times, especially in the beginning, he comes across as a gangster rather than a New Yorker. He seems as if hed be more comfortable in Guys and Dolls. Its as if hes still trying to find his character. Paul Graffy plays Mr. Graydon, Millies object of affection, as pompous and a little stuffy. While dictating a letter to Millie, he sings at an incredible breakneck pace The Speed Test, which is a Gilbert and Sullivan tune with new lyrics. And later, in Act II, in Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life/Im Falling in Love With Someone, he literally flutters about the stage as he declares his love. Its wonderfully over-the-top, comicbook corny. In fact, the entire show is. And thats what makes it so much fun.This show is not meant to be taken seriously. After all, the plot includes white slavery, hidden identities and a hotel elevator that works if you tap dance in it.Millie finds shelter at the Hotel Priscilla, a place where young girls wanting to become actresses stay. The establishment is run by Mrs. Meers (Ellen Cooper), who makes the most of societys tendency to ignore minorities. A has-been actor, Mrs. Meers is frustrated by being overlooked and so turns her invisibility into an advantage. Ms. Cooper is terrific in this role, sashaying about, bossing around Ching Ho (Vinnie Santiago) and Bun Foo (Joseph Yazvac) and even singing Mammy in Chinese.Rachel Ewy plays Miss Dorothy Brown, another aspiring young actress, whom Millie befriends. Ms. Ewy portrays the innocent young woman without being sickeningly sweet, and shows off her considerable voice in a duet with Mr. Graffy.And Mary Anne McAvoy McKerrow portrays Muzzy, a filthy rich nightclub singer who has a divas sense of grandeur. Its a lush, luxurious role, and Ms. McKerrow makes the most of it. Special mention must be made of Beverly Canell, (Millies dour boss, Miss Flannery.) She seems to be The Naples Players reliable go-to person for perpetually unhappy characters, and its easy to see why; no one can glower like Ms. Cannell, who acts as if lives on a diet of lemons. The solos in this production are strong, and the ensemble numbers equally so. When the entire cast is on stage, singing and dancing, its riveting. Actors in musicals usually fall in one of two categories: movers or dancers. Choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara has taken a group of movers and transformed them into dancers, whether theyre doing a drunken Charleston in a speakeasy or tap dancing en masse. That is an admirable accomplishment, especially in community theater. The orchestra, led by musical director Charles Fornara, is great, but at times overpowers the singers. The sound balance needs to be fixed, with either more amplification for some of the singers or an orchestra that plays softer. Costume designer Dot Auchmoody obviously had fun dressing this musical. At times, the main characters are in color, while the ensemble is dressed in black and white. The only misstep is Mrs. Meers Chinese gown, which seems too big and too long for her; the proportions dont seem right. But thats a quibble. Carol Smith was in charge of the musicals many wigs, turning 21st century women into roaring s girls with bobbed hair. Matt Flynns minimal sets are impres-ARTS COMMENTARY Like any young woman, Millie Dillmount considers herself thoroughly modern. She moves from small-town Kansas to New York City, undergoes a makeover and decides shes going to marry for money. She isnt in the city long before she lands a job as stenographer for Trevor Graydon. But even though hes a rich bachelor, Mr. Graydon unfortunately isnt as modern as Millie. Hes rather old-fashioned, in fact. He wants to marry for love. Imagine that. Thoroughly Modern Millie may be set in the roaring s, but its as current as todays reality shows. Only a lot more fun. Or, as Millie would say, its so worthwhile. The Naples Players annual summer musical always seems like a gift to yearrounders, as if the troupe is saying, We know the snow-birds have gone home and youre still here enduring a hot, sweltering summer: Heres something to make you glad you stay. Thoroughly Modern Millie plays at the Sugden Community Theatre through July 25. Its been an uneven past season for the Players, but they definitely have a hit on their hands with Millie. The musicals set in a world full of bobs, fringe, the Charleston and speakeasys. Whats not to like? You can tell, from the very beginning, that director Dallas Dunnagan has guided this musical with her expertise. Everything is top-notch. And when the ensemble joins Millie onstage for the second number, Thoroughly Modern Millie, you think to yourself: This is going to be fun! Whitney Winfields Millie is winsome and headstrong, a thoroughly likeable character. She possesses, to use an oldfashioned term, plenty of moxie. She knows what she wants, and shes going to go out and get it. Early in the show, when shes just arrived in New York City, she meets Jimmy Smith (John McKerrow). He falls in love with her, but fights it. Unfortunately, the two actors dont have much chemistry on stage. I wouldve liked to have seen more sparks, even t t a e a Y NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Thoroughly Modern Millie is thoroughly marvelous If you go>>What: Thoroughly Modern Millie >>When: through July 25 >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples >>Cost: $30 (students through 18 years of age, $10) >>Info: Call 263-7990 or go to www.naplesplayers.org.COURTESY PHOTOThoroughly Modern Millie plays at the Sugden Community Theatre through July 25.sionistic more than realistic, though I couldnt help wondering why a skyscrapers ledge was painted in an odd splotchy green color. (And on opening night, the crew seemed to have difficulty getting some of the sets in place quickly, particularly the drops.) Thoroughly Modern Millie is nonstop fun from beginning to end. Especially outstanding are Forget About the Boy with tap dancing stenographers and The Nutty Cracker Suite, set in a speakeasy, and the hilarious police lineup that follows. Millie comes to New York to conquer the big city; in doing so, shell also conquer your heart.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Nonprofits are taking a second and sometimes third look at how they can raise money without raising the ire of supporters in a time of economic downturn. In many places, champagne and caviar fundraisers are out, and charities are reusing centerpieces and slashing their printing costs. Facing less financial support from donors as well as less revenue from fundraisers, the board of directors and management at Literacy Volunteers of Collier County have had to take unpalatable measures in the past few months just to keep the doors open at 281 Airport Road South in Naples. Toward the end of last year, we reduced the size of the LVCC offices by more than half. Then we made the decision to close one day a week. Finally, much to our dismay, we started to charge tutors and students a small, onetime fee to participate in LVCCs unique programs. Now we are wrestling with ways to attract more support. We need more tutors and more money. Clearly, we are not high on the priority list for donations. We arent about saving lives. Were not warm and fuzzy like animal charities, nor are we the sort of nonprofit thats an active part of the society scene. But with tougher economic times for everyone, were seeing an increase in the number of people turning to us for help in learning the English language. Our students realize the importance of speaking English if they want to find a job, and so we have more would-be learners waiting to be assigned to an individual tutor or a small class. LVCC is continuing to stage events that have proven to be financially successful for us, however. Dancing with the Stars, our most important fundraiser, and our annual Literacy Luncheon are both on the calendar for next season. We hope you will put Dancing with the Stars on your dance card for Friday, Nov. 13, at the Naples Hilton. Nine brave and enthusiastic people already are hard at work learning a ballroom dance of their choice to perform. Brenda OConnor of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and her husband, Patrick OConnor of Premier Properties, will compete as a couple, as will Tom Williams, author of the recently published Lost and Found Adventure, and Vicki Williams of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Individuals who will be paired on the dance floor with professional instructors from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Naples are Marilyn Janss, owner, Cleopatras Barge; Mayela Rosales of Azteca America; Larry Aguilar of Fifth Third Bank; Dr. Kelly Anderson of Eye Centers of Florida; and Kathleen Bove, director of surgical services in the Neuro-Spine Unit of Physicians Regional Medical Center. Hosts for the evening will be Nancy Alvarez of NBC-2 News and Carlos Zapata of DLatinos al Dia. Judges are Tony Marino, CEO of Marino Transportation Group, meteorologist John Patrick of NBC-2, and Lyn Wallander, a professional dance judge and owners of Designs by Lyn, a dance costume shop in Fort Myers.Volunteer opportunitiesIn addition to tutors who work with our clients, LVCC has many opportunities for volunteers with various schedules, interests and skills. For example: Do you enjoy office work? We always need help with typing, copying, mailings, filing, answering telephones, taking messages, etc. Interested in fundraising and/or marketing? We welcome your help with writing grants, working on our annual appeal, developing brochures and newsletters. Do you have artistic skills? We need graphic artists to help with our newsletters, brochures and Web site. Do you have computer skills and like to work with people? Volunteers oversee our ELLIS (English Language and Learning Instruction System) computer lab, a selfpaced program for learning English. Interested in organizing our library? Wed love your help keeping our library resource materials organized and up-todate. Whether you want to become a volunteer tutor or give your time and talent in some other capacity, write us a check for a donation or buy a ticket to our of our fundraisers, we would love to hear from you. When you support literacy, everybody wins. Elaine Mayrides is the executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. Since 1984, LVCC has provided free and confidential one-to-one tutoring to adults who want to improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills to participate more fully in the daily tasks of life such as family, employment, school and community. LVCC is an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America. For more information about helping promote literacy in Collier County, call Ms. Mayrides at 262-4448. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES SWEET GNAWTHINGS By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Restoring a sagging professional relationship takes a lot of effort. By all means, state your position. But also make sure you pay close attention to the other persons point of view. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A hot prospect intrigues the Big Cat, who is always on the prowl for a promising investment. But be careful that this promise has a chance of being kept. Check it out more carefully. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A friend could use some of your compassion and concern. If he or she doesnt ask for help, be sure you step up and make the first move. Also, check out a new career possibility. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might have difficulty getting your opinions heard because of all the noise being made by the other side. But hang in there. Others should line up with you once they learn the facts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Offering to help a colleague is commendable. But before you commit your time and effort, check to see if that persons situation is all that he or she has led you to believe it is. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You should soon be seeing positive results from your recent efforts on behalf of a family member. On another matter, check that you have all the facts regarding a job assignment. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your aspects favor closer family relationships this week. Take time for visits, whether in person, by phone, by mail or in cyberspace. Let them know how important they are to you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A missed opportunity isnt always a negative. Maybe your instincts are telling you not to rush into something you thought was worthwhile. Make time for family this weekend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your sense of humor helps you get through a tricky situation. But some stick-in-the-muds might not be so willing to make the changes that you and others agree are necessary. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries leadership qualities can help bring order out of all that confusion, whether its on the job or in the home. But be careful to guide, not goad, others into following you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Applying a more personal view to a job-linked issue could help provide better insight into those persistent problems. Use your keen Taurean logic to cut through the double-talk. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Taking some time off could be the best way to get through that seemingly endless round of demands. Youll return refreshed and ready to tackle things from a new perspective. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for making everyone you know or even just met feel important and welcome in your life. NY WATER BOILED BAGELS On the corner of 7th Ave. and US 41272-0143 Daily Breakfast & Lunch SpecialsThe Quality You Expect, The Service You Deserve!BAGEL BREAKFASTBacon,Egg & Cheese$4496oz Burger with Fries& drinkwith Bacon, Ham or Sausage$650
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JULY 2-8 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 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is bigger, louder and longer than the 2007 original, but its not necessarily better. Its not that the action doesnt kick ass (it certainly does), its that the story doesnt hold together very well and a bit of the novelty has worn off. That said, the movie is an absolute blast to watch. To be sure, theres not much brain here. The story, written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman (both of whom worked on this summers Star Trek) and Ehren Kruger, is a jumbled mass of plot ideas loosely thrown together in a vain attempt to give meaning to robot fighting. Soldiers Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and Epps (Tyrese Gibson) now lead a government project called NEST, an alliance with Optimus Prime (voice of Peter Cullen) and the Autobots to keep the world safe from the Decepticons. Lovebirds Sam (LaBeouf) and Mikaela (Megan Fox) are bracing for Sams departure to college when a small cube takes hold of his mind and makes him see unusual ancient symbols. It turns out Sam is the key to the return of Megatrons (voice of Hugo Weaving) master, The Fallen (voice of Tony Todd). On the run, Sam seeks help from Agent Simmons, played by John Turturro with a manic intensity thats one of the best parts of the movie. But Im ahead of myself. By this point weve met Sams roommate (Ramon Rodriguez), Megatron has been resurrected, Sam has escaped from a gorgeous Decepticon (Isabel Lucas), numerous new Autobots and Decepticons have been introduced, Sams parents (Kevin Dunn and Julie White) have embarrassed themselves, and Mikaela has reasserted her extreme hotness. Theres so much going on in director Michael Bays film that the story has the attention span of a 5 year-old kid on a sugar rush. But the action is spectacular. It may be the equivalent of watching a computer-generated cartoon, but the attention to detail (note the tires spinning immediately after Optimus transforms) and sound editing are very impressive, as is the rendering of the various transformers and the impact when they do battle. The reason this movie warrants three stars and a recommendation, whereas a movie like Terminator: Salvation was criticized for having too much action and not enough story, is that we actually care about Sam and Mikaela. Their relationship is the heart of the movie, and because Mr. LaBeouf and Mr. Fox make the characters so likeable, Mr. Bay is able to stimulate some emotions that are not part of the adrenaline-rush appeal. It may not be much, but its something. This, combined with the coolest action scenes you can imagine, allows the movie to be at least a marginal success. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at email@example.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Transformers: Revenge of the FallenThe Proposal (Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White) A bitchy Canadian book editor (Bullock) needs to marry her lowly assistant (Reynolds) in order to not be deported. There are a few laughs, but this is mostly an unfunny embarrassment for the two beautiful and talented leads. Rated PG-13.Food, Inc. (Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Barbara Kowalcyk) This documentary explores the nasty inner workings of the business of the food industry, with enough crueltyto-animals and horrible toxins/chemicals material to make you never want to eat again. There are a few heavy-handed segments (a food activists son dying from E. Coli is sad, yes, but a bit overplayed), but the end result is a compelling work that gets you thinking. Rated PG.The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro) A New York City dispatcher (Washington) talks to the hijacker (Travolta) of a subway train whos demanding $10 million. If the city doesnt pay, hostages will die. Director Tony Scotts (Man on Fire) trademark kinetic energy is here, but the story is too unfocused and Travoltas villain is a total bust. Rated R.Land of the Lost (Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride) On a routine expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall (Ferrell), his assistant (Friel) and a novelty store owner (McBride) travel through a time portal to a land in which past, present and future converge. There are a few good laughs, but its not cheesy enough to be kitschy-good and the story is a mess. Based on the Sid & Marty Krofft television show. Rated PG-13. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? Yes >>In the movie From the original voice cast of the Transformers (1984) animated series, only Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) and Charles Adler (Starscream) took part in the rst lm. For the sequel, Frank Welker also reprised his role as the voice(s) of Soundwave and Devastator. Welker has also voiced Megatron in numerous Transformers video games. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com 239.597.75001485 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL Closed Mondays. 15 off expires 07-31-09%
C14 WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Monday Indie Movie Matinee at Six Degrees Exhibitions is hosted by Emmy-nominated director Joan Wood (Saturday Night Live and Sesame Street). For $3 admission, film aficionados see three shorts beginning at 3 p.m. Coming up Monday, July 6: Le Retour by Rachel Earnest, an intelligent and emotional film that captures the bittersweet feeling of leaving an exotic place and returning to the more mundane familiar world of home. The story follows a young woman as she returns to California after spending a year living and studying in Cannes, France. Le Retour has won nine festival awards and official selections. The Last Page by Kevin Acevedo. Winner of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2008, this delightful short is about an author whos suffering from writers block. Trying to collect his thoughts, he takes a walk and is catapulted into a series of bizarre events that prove his panicked condition is no joke. This weeks Monday Indie Matinee is sponsored by the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, Orange, Calif. Additional indie films being considered for the Naples International Film Festival coming up in November are screened every Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. Six Degrees Exhibitions is on the dockside boardwalk next to Tin City. For more information, call 3312678. Beat the heat with Monday matinees 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 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd239-458-8700Re ection Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake239-590-99942700 Immokalee Rd239-593-9499US 41 & 776941-235-3354 An author suffering writers block is the subject of The Last Page. The official movie poster for Le RetourCOURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 A&E C15 The South Florida YouTube sensations that brought you The Law Offices of Facmee & Diaz and Chonga Chat are coming to Capt. Briens Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. Yamil Piedra and his little friend Johnny Trabanco, A Pair of Nuts, present a multimedia comedy spectacle featuring loosely improvised sketches with short videos sprinkled in between. The Nuts style of comedy has been likened to a modern-day Abbott and Costello or Laurel and Hardy, a throwback to the old school comedy duos with a hip, edge flair. Mr. Piedra was born in Cuba and has been featured on Last Comic Standing and Boston Legal. Mr. Trabanco was born in Miami to Cuban parents and has been doing comedy since 1998. The pairs fan base extends from South America to Europe, and their work has been featured on BET, NBC, FOX, MegaTV and MySpace. They are to be featured in an upcoming episode of Discovery Channels Pitchmen. Most recently the pair created and starred in an online sketch comedy series called The Nuthouse. This coming fall they will also star in El Vacilon, a Spanish sketch comedy show from MegaFilms. See A Pair of Nuts live at Capt. Briens Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., on Marco Island, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 8-9. Admission is $15 per person, and you must be 18 or older. For more information, call 389-6900 or visit www.offthehookcomedy.com. The Mercato, Naples newest uptown shopping and dining destination, kicks off a Summer Concert Series from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 3. Subsequent concerts will be held on the first Friday in August and September. Kick off your Independence Day weekend with some funky blues and jazz with MudBone and Mark Fogel, restaurant specials and cookouts, a beer tasting at Whole Foods and merchant drawings throughout the center. Mercatos designer furnished models residences are open daily until 8 p.m. Call 403-2204 for more information. Off the Hook lures A Pair of NutsStart the weekend with free concert at Mercato 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 239-649-0559At Corner of Airport-Pulling & Pine Ridge Roads In Carillon PlaceVisit our website : www.wildsidecafe.orgBUY ONEBreakfast EntreGet OneEntre FREEwith purchase of 2 beverages**Not valid on Sundays Must bring ad One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Will accept comparable coupons.BUY ONE Entre& receive secondEntreat 50% OFF*with purchase of 2 beverages** Must bring ad. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Will accept comparable coupons. *Coupon valid 7 days a week.EXPIRES 7/08/09EXPIRES 7/08/09ALL DAY! EVERY DAY! Join us from 7-10am at Carillon Place is OPEN 7 Days A Week 7am-2:30pm Youll feel like you never left home Youll feel like you never left home336 9th Street North Naples, FL 34102239-331-8509336 9th Street North Naples, FL 34102239-331-8509Sunday Brunch 9 3 Mon. Fri. 11 10 Sat. 5 10 of equal of lesser valueBuy One Entree Get One 1/2 Price Gluten Free Dishes Jerk Chicken Rice and Peas SandwichesLunches Every Dayfor $6.99Gourmet catering, of ce meetings, weddings, birthdays etc. Gourmet catering, of ce meetings, weddings, birthdays etc.Sunday Brunch 9 3 Mon. Fri. 11 10 Sat. 5 10 SUNDAY BRUNCH 9-3595from
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 A&E WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 Happy Hour, ALL Day Every Day513-9964 275-4666 463-6033www.HOOTERS.combreathtaking, probably a little foolish, and always impressive. After a humorous opening segment with clowns Balthazar and Sergei, a man rides an upside down bicycle across a high wire. Then, two brothers defy gravity by spinning relentlessly on 6-foot wheels. The true high wire act follows, which culminates in one partner holding the other atop his head as they walk across a 90-foot, half-inch wide steel wire. And the girl isnt just on top of the guys head she does a handstand. And thats just the beginning. The Chinese yo-yo girls, called Diabolos, are the highlight of the first half of the show. Each of the four girls holds two sticks linked by a string, and on the string is a wooden spool that they flip in the air, toss to one another, and ultimately try to outdo one another with incredibly impressive maneuvers. Rokardys chair-balancing act which includes balancing on top of six chairs, two books, and a baby carriage atop a table is nothing if not incredible, as are the flying trapeze artists who glide through the air 53 feet above the stage. Hold your breath when all four artists swing in tandem, and seemingly come within inches of one another. None of this, however, prepares you for the timing and choreography of the finale, a trampoline act with such athletic and acrobatic grace it rivals the aesthetic joy of ballet. The segment includes both a floorshow and trampoline artists bouncing off of and into the faade of a building, and doing so in perfect precision. The set design includes four platforms that ascend from the floor as needed, and a black, circular stage that allows every seat in the house a good point of view. The costume design is equally impressive, with each character in bright, often formfitting attire that suits his/her particular talent. Whats more, many of the 67 artists apply their own makeup, which can take anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes. If theres a problem with the show, its that at any given time there are as many as four different acts on stage drawing our attention, with superfluous clowns, ballet dancers, etc., making it virtually impossible to take everything in. The show also falls into the trap of blinding the audience with bright light on numerous occasions, something I always find baffling. But these are nitpicky gripes for what is otherwise a thoroughly entertaining production, one that is in many ways the epitome of what the 25th anniversary (which this year celebrates) of Cirque du Soleil should encompass. Itll keep kids of all ages mesmerized, and if its your first Cirque show it will literally be unlike anything youve seen before. CIRQUEFrom page 1 InfoCirque du Soleils La Nouba is playing at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, 1478 North Buena Vista Drive in Downtown Disney. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. There are no performances on Sundays and Mondays. Tickets range from $43 $117 (not including service charges), and there are no bad seats in the house. For more information, go to cirquedusoleil.com/lanouba or call (407) 939-7600. 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 COME JOIN US! for our 4th of July Party 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 July 4th FireworksJuly 4th Ladies Dolphin ChampionshipJuly 4th Crime Stoppers RunJuly 10th Key West Offshore Challenge ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 Did you know?>>La Nouba premiered in December 1998 in a 1,671-seat showroom that was the rst permanent theater ever built for a Cirque du Soleil production.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 A&E C17 Cirque du Soleils spectacular Saltimbanco lights up Germain Full of color, amusement and amazement, Cirque du Soleils Saltimbanco stops at Germain Arena July 8-12. In signature Cirque du Soleil style, the show borrows from theater, dance and music and features spectacular costumes, lighting and make-up. The world premiere of Saltimbanco was held in Montreal on April 23, 1992, and featured a cast of 36 performers. During its 14-year tour under the big top, the show visited 75 cities on five continents, for a total of more than 4,000 performances before a combined audience of 10 million people. Todays cast of 49 artists includes 15 who were part of the shows original big top tour. They hail from Canada and 20 other countries.Germain Arenas Breakaway Sports Pub is having a dinner-and-cirque special for $67 per person that includes a seat in the restaurant with a great view of show, one entree and one non-alcoholic beverage. The offer is available for the 7:30 p.m. performances July 8-11, the 1 p.m. show July 11 and the 5 p.m. show July 12. Single tickets to Saltimbanco range from $35-$90 for per person for adults and from $28-$72 for children and can be purchased online at www. cirquedusoleil.com or by calling at 334-3309. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. st t ops at Germain Arena July 8 12 In s ignature Cirque du Soleil style, the s how borrows from theater, dance and music and features spectacul ar costumes, l i gh tin g co was held i n n n Mo M M M M ntrea 23, 1992, and f e at ur u r ur ed a p erformers. During i ts 1 4 u n d er th h e e e b s h ow vis i on f ive f or a t o t han 4 m ance s co m b in ed o f 10 mill i Toda y s ca s ists inc lu d w ere p art o f original big to p h ail from Can a o t h er countries. G ermain Are n away Sports Pu b d inner-and-cirq u $ 67 per person th a se at in t h e re st au g reat view o f sho w an d on e no n-al c erage. The offer f or the 7:30 p.m. p e J u ly 8-11, t h e 1 p. m 11 and the 5 p.m. s h S ingle tickets b anco range fro m pe r pe rson for ad u $ 28$ 72 for child r b e p urchased onl i ci rq uedusoleil.co m i n g at 334-3309. D available f or gr o u mo r e BaronCOURTESY PHOTO www.PiecesOfEight.com Call for Reservations and Other Available Cruise Times 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at: Enjoy the Fort Myers Beach reworks with Cold Cocktails and a Romantic Cruise And Sightseeing Celebration Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
C18 A&E WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BUS FAREWITH THIS COUPON EXPIRES 06/30/09 Departs at 8:30AM & 12:00PM Departs at 9:00AM & 12:30PM Departs at 8:45AM & 12:15PM Departs at 8:30AM & 12:15PM$30.00 FREE PLAY with your paid round trip transportation. This special offer is available only thr ough Corporate Coaches. Reg. bus fare $25. Expires 07/31/09. FLWK 07/31/09 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 The next monthly Art Walk of 2009 will be Friday, July 3, in the Downtown Fort Myers River District. Highlights of this months Art Walk include new art exhibitions, a one-act play and performances by students from The Young Artists Awards Program. July marks the 10th monthly Art Walk. The event was started by a group of Art Walk showcases artists, music and play on July 3 art galleries and enthusiasts in October of 2008. Held the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m., Art Walk features local and national artwork in the downtown art galleries of the Fort Myers River District. The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m. The July after party will be held at H2 on Bay Street. Participants in the monthly Art Walk include the Alliance for the Arts, Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique, ArtFest Fort Myers, Art of the Olympians, The Burroughs Home, The Butterfly Estates, daas Gallery, Enjewel, H2, Hotel Indigo, HOWL Gallery, Inspire!, The Oasis Luxury Condos, Potomac Bead Co., Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Space 39, Spirits of Bacchus and The Veranda Restaurant. Highlights of the July 3 Art Walk include: Art League of Fort Myers: Summer Time fine arts show. Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening reception for exhibits featuring artists Chip Hoffman and the Paperboys, 15-year old photographer Joe Sabella, and the whimsical art of Terry Gardiner. A student singer from the Young Artists Awards Program will perform. The Burroughs Home: Exhibit featuring Richalene Kelsays traditional watercolors and oils. Music will be provided by a Young Artists Awards Program performer. daas Gallery: Opening of an exhibit called The Surreal Window: A Collection of Visionary Works, featuring artists Sarah Edwardson, Willow, Piper Rudich, Annie Culbertson and Danielle Branchaud. HOWL Gallery: True Until Death, contemporary and 1960s era concert posters. Features signed work by some of rocks best poster artists, including Bob Masse, Aesthetic Apparatus, Bridey Bowen, Gary Grimshaw, Leia Bell and others. Space 39: Temporarily closed for remodeling. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: A free, one-act play called Variations on the Death of Trotsky, starting at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Also that evening is the weekly Friday Night Live in the Patio de Leon. Memphis 56 will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Many restaurants and other businesses will be open and offering various specials before and after Art Walk. Art Walk buttons will be available at the galleries that night. A free shuttle service, with stops planned near the art venues, and free parking at the Harborside Event Center will be available for Art Walk patrons. A map of Art Walk, transportation, and parking will be available at participating galleries. For more information, visit www.fortmyersartwalk.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 A&E C19 www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 LUNCHESIN 10 MINUTESStarting at$629 IncludingAll You Can EatSoups/Salads/Bread Sticks $5OFF$20 orderHappy Hour 4-Close All Day Sunday Not to be combined with any other offer.2380 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples, FL 34109 239.566.7866 9510 Market Place Rd. Fort Myers, FL 3912 239.693.8667www.uno.com House Specialties tamales, salsa, guacamol and excellent desserts made fresh daily. 10823 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34108 239-597-5855with true Mexican dining your taste buds will love.Spoil Yourself BRING THIS AD FOR A FREE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OF YOUR CHOICE! Summer Hours:Monday-Closed Tues thru Thurs, 11 am -9 pm Fri & Sat, 11 am 10 pm Sun, Noon 8 pmReservations are not required but call aheads are welcome for 5 of more. Happy Hour every Friday & Saturday from 6 to 9pmfeaturing DJ Dave Devereaux Nightly drink & dining specials, dancing for your pleasure.A radio professional DJ SaturdayJULY 4th SPECIALSHot Dogs, Hamburgers, Brats, Bucket of Imported Beer 5 for $15Here 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 WaterSki 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 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-O-Call 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 hotdog-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. Celebrate Independence Day
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned.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. 1. Mary Ellen Zumfelde and Mary LaFontaine 2. Jim Rideoutte and Dallas Dunnagan 3. Joni Albert, Rick and Laurie Maloney 4. Jane Miller and Delana Hadden 5. Judie Liles and Marge Brennan 6. Jim Henderson and Charles Brown 7. Rhona Saunders and Rose Mary EverettOpening night of Thoroughly Modern MillieThe Naples Players summer musical PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 12 3 4 6 7 5 Hair & Body InspirationsFree Weight Loss & Body Wrap ConsultationsLocated in Naples Walk(Corner of Airport Rd and Vanderbilt Beach Rd in the Publix shopping center)2430 Vanderbilt Beach Rd #100 Naples FL, 34109 Phone: 239-254-1288 or email Info@MyHairandBody .com www .MyHairandBody.comComplimentary Cocktails! Hair & Body Inspirations Indulge yourself . youre worth it! Full Service Salon & SpaSpecial Treatments at Special PricesSummer Specials Free Eyebrow WaxingAppointment recommendedMani & Pedi 30 Minute Massage Cut & Style$3500 $3000 $3500(Bring a Guest and receive a Free Gift!)Free
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 A&E C21 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 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 07/08/09FREE 2ND AVE.TAMIAMI TR.WYNNS$500Taco NightWednesday Nights with the purchase of a beverage. Dine In Only.Work up an appetite and then head to Coconut Point for the second annual Taste of Coconut Point from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 12. Food lovers will sample signature menu items from restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen (jambalaya fusili), Hurricane Grill & Wings (Thai ginger chicken wings), T.G.I. Fridays (barbecue bacon-wrapped shrimp), Tony Saccos Coal Oven Pizza (margherita pizza), Panera Bread (strawberry poppy seed salad), Ted Montanas Grill (strawberry shortcake), Stir Crazy (spicy or salty edamame), The Grape (New Zealand lamb chops), Ruths Chris Steakhouse (sweet potato casserole). Beer, wine and other drinks will be available for purchase with support from Budweiser and Hyatt Place Coconut Point. Also on the days menu will be musical performances by a trio of great acts: Frank Torino with his Spend the Day with the Stars show, tenor Maurice La Monaco, and the band Modulation with rock, groove and dance music. Kids will be able to work up their own appetites playing at the duck pond and on inflatable slides, an obstacle course and train. There will also be a Guitar Hero competition. Taste of Coconut Point attendees will also be the first to be able to purchase the newest Coconut Connection Card. Valid July 12 through Nov. 15, the free card is good for discounts and specials at 25 Coconut Point participating restaurants. Theyll also be able to register to win the Taste of Romance package with a $100 Simon Visa Giftcard, two nights at the Hyatt Place Coconut Point, tickets to a show at the Barbara B. Mann or Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre with limo service for the evening and a $1,000 shopping spree at the Diamond District. Admission to the Taste of Coconut Point is $3 per person (free for children 12 and younger). Food and beverage tastes will range from $1 to $5. All proceeds will benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled, the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program and the Simon Youth Foundation. For more information, call 992-9966 or visit www.shopcoconutpoint.com. Save your calories for Taste of Coconut Point 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. www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Rid g e Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a JULY 4THSUPER PARTY! FREE PIZZA BUFFET 10PM-CLOSE!!!JELLO SHOTS!LOCAL ROCK LEGENDRAY NESBIT10PM-?? SOUTH STREET City Oven Bar Music ICE LUGE
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY absinthe absinthe dining lounge music dining lounge music shiny new mediterranean shiny new mediterranean the collection at vanderbilt the collection at vanderbilt nw corner of airport + vanderbilt nw corner of airport + vanderbilt 239 239 254.0050 254.0050 absinthenaples.com absinthenaples.com happy hour happy hour 4 until 6 daily 4 until 6 daily prix-fixe menu prix-fixe menu 3 courses $25 3 courses $25 4 until 6 daily 4 until 6 daily www.VerginaRestaurant.comAppreciation Rewards Visit www.VerginaRestaurant.com to sign up as a registered customer and receive a New Summer Menu, New Summer PricesAlways Vergina Classics!Happy Hour Daily 3-7:30pm 1/2 Price Drinks & Bar Menu WORLD OF THE OVER 55 ITEMS $ 5DOLLAR MEALSMISTER FIVE RESTAURANT1716 Airport Pulling Rd. S, Naples FL 34112 (on the corner of Davis Blvd. & Airport Pulling Rd.) Open Everyday 7:30am-2:30pm CLOSED SUNDAY 239 262 1555 CALL FOR EXPRESS PICK UP! Burgers Pastas Phillies THE BEST BREAKFAST IN SWFL FOR THE BEST PRICE! $ 5 Breakfast Served All Day Long! $135 ONE WAYDaily Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTESCall 239-403-3020 BOOK NOW!Here are some capsule summaries of previously reviewed restaurants: A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 221-8540The dcors not fancy but it is warm and inviting with light jazz and soft lights creating an oasis for dining well. The menu showcases chef/owner Jeffrey Acols imaginative style. That features surprising innovations, such as fried calamari coated with nam pla (fermented fish sauce) served with Thai dressing, and fries gussied up with herbs, Parmesan cheese and white truffle oil. The chilled summer soup tasted of the ripe oven-roasted tomatoes from which it was made, enhanced with a bit of wasabi and cucumber ribbons. Organic salmon prepared two ways lightly blackened and topped with citrus salmon ceviche with a yuzu beurre blanc and blazing purple microgreens was downright exciting. Mr. Acol lightens up a ribeye by replacing potatoes with a refreshing Mediterranean cucumber salad. Theres no skimping on dessert here. Both the elegant chocolate mousse and fresh brownie with ice cream were worth every calorie. Wine and beer served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: AZN, Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, Naples; 593-8818This chic Pan-Asian establishment does a fine job of delivering the best of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indian and Vietnamese fare as well as intriguing cocktails, sake and a well-chosen wine list. Both the Shanghai spring roll and a dumpling combination (two each of shrimp, vegetable and pork) were beautifully plated. The spring roll was crisp, with great texture and enhanced with a side of mango vinaigrette. Wanchai walnut shrimp wasnt as colorful as other dishes, but the fried shrimp bathed in lemon aioli and topped with honey-coated walnuts lacked nothing in the flavor department. Crispy duck is the restaurants take on Peking duck and was quite crisp, as advertised. A creative signature dessert, a Fuji apple dipped in chocolate, caramel and nuts, then sliced, managed to taste healthy and refreshing as well as rich and decadent. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Saffron, 2059 Pine Ridge Road; 331-3319 Saffron is a little tough to find tucked into a shopping center obscured by a gas station, but its well worth the effort. The hospitable owners are friendly and helpful so even novices will find something theyll enjoy. With the help of several friends, I sampled several dishes and found them all well prepared, combining fresh ingredients and that heady mix of seasonings that makes Indian food so addictive. Spinach dip with house-made cheese spread on fresh naan was a delicious beginning. A sampler plate containing samosas, pakoras and kabobs served with mint chutney won praise from all as well. Salmon cooked in a tandoori oven was moist and well seasoned. Rogan josh, a classic lamb curry, paired well with Bombay dal, a savory cumin-scented lentil, onion and tomato dish. From the dozen or so breads, we sampled keema naan, which was stuffed with ground lamb; kabuli naan, which contained cashews and raisins; and paneer kulcha, filled with house-made cheese, coriander and onion. All were tender, warm and delicious. Mango kulfi, a frozen blend of mango puree, cream and sweetened condensed milk, proved a great ending to a delicious and economical meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. South; 434-7258Chef Fabrizio Aielli was the darling of the Washington, D.C. political elite before he and his wife, Ingrid, decided they should head south and enjoy success and a gentler climate. And so was born Sea Salt, this seasons in spot. No expense has been spared in the chic, modern dcor, the voluminous wine list or the painstakingly prepared food. Curry coconut black mussels and a salad of red and gold beets with mache and pecan-crusted goat cheese were excellent starters, although those with a taste for carpaccio, raw oysters or meats and cheeses will find suitable options as well. The menu changes regularly so some dishes arent going to be available but the limoncello-marinated salmon with green lentil mustard sauce, as well as the wild halibut and veal osso buco ravioli were outstanding. Desserts include house-made gelato and a sushi-style menu of Norman Love chocolates. The pistachio gelato with tomato marmalade was rich and velvety, the tiny almond linzer torte three bites of bliss. Our pair of servers were true professionals, adding polish to an excellent meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
Two Brothers Baci>>Hours: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday >>Reservations: Accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted>>Price range: Appetizers, $4.90-$11.90; entrees, $15.90-$24.90 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: Booths, conventional tables and chairs, high tops and at the bar >>Specialties of the house: Aunt Robertas rice balls, stuffed oven-roasted pepper, eggplant rollatine, Grandma Enes lasagna, petto di pollo pepperoncino (chicken breast with hot roasted Italian peppers, olives, tomatoes, capers and garlic), zuppa de pesce, manicotti >>Volume: Moderate >>Parking: Free lot >>Website: www.twobrothersbaci.com >>Etc.: Live music every night and a $14.95 prix xe dinner from 5 to 6:30 nightlyRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Naples; 597-4800 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org After a meal at Two Brothers Baci, I am filled with regret. I regret that I didnt discover Two Brothers when it was in Bonita Springs. I regret failing to frequent Sals Pizza in Cape Coral when Sal Lanzieri was making the pies. But more than anything, I regret not being a member of the Lanzieri family. Had I been fortunate enough to have been related, I feel certain Id have been invited to festive Christmases in Brooklyn when Aunt Roberta whipped up her magical rice balls and the kids ate them right off the pan in the kitchen. And Id likely have had occasion to cozy up to a bigger-thanmy-head portion of Grandma Enes lasagna or Mama Lanzieris meatballs at yet another family feed. Alas, one cannot spend ones life wishing for what is not possible. However, I take comfort in knowing that I can eat like family at Two Brothers Baci, the restaurant brothers Bob and Sal Lanzieri have opened in North Naples where Baci used to be. What theyve created is a down-to-earth Italian restaurant, where the staff treats everyone like family and the marinara is so good youll be tempted to drink it. There are dozens of Italian joints in Southwest Florida, so many, in fact, that I could probably review one a week and never exhaust the supply. And, in the dozen years during which Ive reviewed restaurant in this region, I have more than enough fingers to count the truly great ones. Two Brothers ranks high on that list. We arrived on a fairly busy Friday night without a reservation. A smiling hostess greeted us and ushered us to a comfortable booth. Our server showed up within two minutes to tell us the specials and take a drink order. From a list offering 16 wines by the glass, I sampled the Frescobaldi Remole Super Tuscan while my companion enjoyed a glass of LOca Ciuca Chianti Reserva. A breadbasket arrived first, containing slices of Italian bread and little pizza dough knots. The sliced bread was a shade less than fresh, but the knots, bathed in garlic butter, were warm and chewy and wonderful.To the uninitiated, rice balls may not sound terribly appetizing. Called arancini in Italian, they are true Sicilian treats. Aunt Robertas are the best Ive ever had. Rice, Reggiano and Pecorino cheeses are bound together with a bit of egg then dipped in bread crumbs and fried. The cheese melts, giving them a fabulously creamy center, which contrasts with the crisp exterior, all of which gets dipped in the aforementioned marinara sauce. (The chunky marinara is worth a visit alone. It has a vivid tomato flavor, not a trace of bitterness, nor is it too sweet, and its seasoned so harmoniously that no one herb stands out from the pack.) We also sampled the Asiago fried olives, which were miniature balls of chopped olives and Asiago cheese that were breaded, fried and served with ranch dressing. These were tasty, too, with their salty-creamy middle and crunchy coating, but finished second behind the rice balls. Salads, which come with all entrees, were fresh and cold. As you might expect, the entrees were bountiful and delicious. The lasagna had chunks of seasoned meatballs amidst the pasta, ricotta, cheese and sauce just the way the Lanzieris mother used to make it. And the clams with red sauce came with fresh clams still in their shells along with lots of chopped ones in that great sauce enhanced by an extra measure of garlic over a mighty mound of linguine.Although they dont make their own desserts, the Lanzieris dont skimp here, either. They offer a dazzling tray of goodies created by well-known Naples pastry chef Paw Mikkelsen and staff. A classic fruit tart topped with fresh berries and kiwi over a layer of cream and perfect pastry was just the sweet note we needed after a dinner filled with garlic, tomatoes and cheese. We also tried a wedge of ricotta cheesecake made by a friend of the family that was thick, rich and lemony. Most of that went home along with a big piece of lasagna and was still delicious the following day. Its not just the food to which the Lanzieri brothers pay close attention. Each table has a fresh, fragrant rose on it. Theres live music every night and theyve moved out some tables to form a small dance floor. The entire staff appears to have a vested interest in the happiness of customers. At some point during dinner, the hostess, Sal Lanzieri (his brother was off that night), our server and the bartender all made points of checking to see how dinner was and if we needed anything else. They did the same thing at every table in the room. Two Brothers has only been open a couple of months and its not visible from U.S. 41. You have to turn onto Imperial Golf Course Boulevard to find it. Id be willing to wager that lovers of unpretentious, fresh Italian food will soon be flocking there. Ill definitely be among them.Im hoping that maybe theyll adopt me. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 2-8 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR Thursday, July 2, 5:30 p.m., Bamboo Caf: Patriotic pups and their humans are invited to Bamboo Caf to celebrate military working dogs and to benefit Project KITT (K9s Involved in Targeting Terrorists) with a $22.50 three-course, prix fixe meal and $5 cocktails plus prizes for the most patriotically costumed dog; 755 12th Ave. South, 643-6177. Thursday, July 2, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Tastes of Spain cooking class (hands-on participation welcome but optional) with Shelly Connors preparing grouper with orange sauce, shrimp and garlic sauce and chorizo-stuffed mushrooms; $50; 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Friday, July 3, 5-8 p.m., Mercato Shops: Start the holiday weekend off with a block party in the courtyard in front of AZN, The Pub and Piola, with live music, outdoor barbecue, red, white and blue martinis and more (bring lawn chairs, beach towels, etc.); 99118 Strada Place; 5938818. Friday, July 3, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Robb & Stucky and Austins Wine Cellar team up for a fourcourse tasting menu paired with wines; $75, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Saturday, July 4, Bamboo Caf: Its an Independence Day celebration with a three-course, prix fixe menu for $22.50 plus a prime viewing spot for the citys fireworks; 755 12th Ave. South; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. Saturday, July 11, 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, July 11, 10 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway offers a class in preparing skillet-roasted mussels, clams mariniere, pan-seared shrimp, snapper with herbs and cream and grouper with a tomato reduction; $25; Third Street and 13 Ave. South; 262-5500. Reservations required. Saturday, July 11, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Enjoy a four-course tasting menu paired with wines from Austins Wine Cellar; $75, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Wednesday, July 15, 5-6:30 p.m., Roys Bonita Springs: Roys wine club holds its monthly get-together, featuring a variety of wines and the restaurants fusion cuisine; $15 for members, $30 non-members; Promenade at Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs; 498-7697. Saturday, July 18, 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. 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Mark FogelPerforming next to Whole FoodsMudbonePerforming across from The Pub NaplesFUNKY BLUES WITH A TOUCH OF JAZZ FEATURING:The Mercato Concert Series Kick O Your Independence Day Weekend WithEXPLOSIVE OFFERINGS AZN: Cookout with Kobe burgers, short ribs, Thai shrimp, drink specials and more! Whole Foods: Beer sampling and organic cookout. Gigis Childrens Boutique: 10% off all evening & register in store for a $100 gift certi cate giveaway. Piola: Drink Specials & selection of Italian specialties, pizette and freshly made to order pizzas. Z Gallerie: Stop by to sign up for an in-store drawing! The Pub: Has extended its Happy Hour from 3 8 Cheers! Signatures: Register to win a Furla handbag. McCormick & Schmicks: Happy Hour food and drink specials starting at $1.95 from 3:30 6:00! The Capital Grille: Complimentary passed appetizers from 4:30 6:30 in the lounge and enter to win a $100 dining experience. Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 239.403.2204 MercatoNaples.com 10AM-8PM DAILY 12PM-8PM SUNDAY OPENFriday, July 3 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.