Happy Fourth!Neapolitans celebrate a grand Independence Day. A10 & 11 H a p p y F o u r t h ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A8 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 MOVIE REVIEW C12 SOCIETY C20 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 40 FREE WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 9, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERClosing the chapterLast developer unit sold at Lutgert Companies final Park Shore project. B9 Delivery confirmationMeet some of the men who delivered the mail back in the day. A8 Cirque comes to townSee Cirque du Soleils Saltimbanco at Germain Arena. C1 I I I I I I I I I I I I NSIDE E Ci tt Looking for work? If you arent, count your blessings. If you are, start counting the reasons why a makeover could be the confidence booster that gives you that all-important edge over your competition in the job market. Craft your story into a brief essay and submit it in to the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, and you could be one of three winners to receive a hair and makeup re-do and a style consultation as part of Makeover in Paradise. Its What Not to Wear without Stacy and Clintons surprises and brutal sarcasm, a kinder and gentler way to effect an update that could have a positive affect on your search for work. Lets face it, first impressions are hugely important in an interview, and perhaps now more than ever as more and more people compete for fewer jobs, says Erick Carter, co-owner of Torys Total Hair Care in Naples. After having a number of clients come to him seeking an updated look for their re-entry to the job market, Mr. Carter pitched the plan Looking for work? A new look could helpSEE MAKEOVER, A11 get horizontal: S4 STAYCATION: 10 great vacations to have (in our own backyard)Chamber, Tory's salon seeking prospects for 'Makeovers in Paradise' get adventurous: S15 pampered for less: S6 get urban, really: S12ts summer! Schools out, the snowbirds are long gone, and you finally have time to take a muchanticipated vacation. Time off? Heck, business is so slow you might not even be missed at work. And therein lies the problem: Due to the unforeseen economic circumstances of the entire country imploding, your vacation budget has shrunken from grande to poquito. You want to get away, you need to get away from the stress of work, the depression of little or no business, the shrinking value of your 401K and the harrowing stories your friends keep sharing. But New Zealand is out of the question. That Alaskan cruise youve been dreaming about? No way, Jose. Europe, with the additional whammy of a bad exchange rate? Not this year. Even Canada is expensive. And youre not sure Mexico is safe these days. So whats a person to do? No worries, mon. Florida Weekly has compiled a handy guide to having a terrific STAY-cation: getaways not too far from home, that offer all the requisite components of a relaxing respite without the expense of jet travel, airport parking lots, roaming charges or rental cars. Enjoy! You deserve it.I SPECIAL FLORIDA WEEKLY SECTION INSIDE CARTER
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN SOLAR POWER YOUR HOME & SAVE Up to 30% Savings up to 70% OFF on Select Merchandise* Monday, June 29 through Sunday, August 2, 2009 SUMMER SALE *Restrictions: Sale not applicable in combination with previously reduced merchandise, discounts or promos. Discounts reflect savings from the original price. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Limited quantities. No special orders. International Design Center 10800 Corkscrew Road, Suite 149 Estero 239.947.5301These old terms seem as lifeless now as dead cows: philanthropist, humanitarian, altruist, volunteer, community organizer, community leader, Good Samaritan, benefactor, patron, sponsor, supporter or financial provider. They just lay there without breath, like something that wont move unless its zapped with a cattle prod, at least to my ear. By comparison, a term like sugar daddy doesnt have to beg for blood. It gets up and dances, even if its dressed like a moll at a Viennese waltz and completely inappropriate in meaning (besides being a clich nowadays, to boot). Wish I could use it, but I cant. None of those words do any good anymore when they get attached to real people, because they dont give you the full Monty, the big meaning. I suppose theyre necessary, but they convey nothing of the passion and determination some people have for getting something done that will help other people, without immediate profit to themselves. Or even at great cost to themselves. So what could we really call them? I was reminded of this after my conversations last week with the people youll meet on the front page of the business section in this issue of Florida Weekly. Every so often the stereotype of a driven, successful business owner willing to climb over the bodies and careers of the less greedy is thrown up like a clay pigeon, and blown apart by the other kind someone as far from the stereotype as its possible to be. Take the case of John Remington, a Neapolitan builder. When you go to his Web site, www.avernonallenbuilders, you see photographs of sumptuous and spectacular houses for the well-to-do homes the likes of which most Americans can only dream of living in or owning, and places the rest of the world maybe cant even imagine (especially if they dont have a computer). Mr. Remingtons company builds those houses. Must be another fat cat making his way on the backs of other people, according to the law of some fellow named Monty Burns: Family, religion, friends these are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business. A to-hell-with-everybody-else kind of guy, right? Absolutely dead wrong. For more than two decades, Mr. Remington has quietly and personally funded boatloads (literally) of Collier County students and teachers who do an Outward Bound course in the Florida Keys every spring (Neapolitan philanthropist Lavern Gaynor helps, too theres that dead word, again, philanthropist). Theres nothing in it for Mr. Remington except helping somebody else oh, and he sits on the national board of Outward Bound, too. Or take Raimond Aulen and David Yates in the City of Palms. Successful men. Downtowners. Owners, respectively, of a destination nightspot in the historic district (the Indigo Room) and a busy firm that manages computer networks for business and government (Geeks-R-US, a name that betrays some of Mr. Yatess irrepressible, sometimes droll humor). Due to their two-year personal effort to rescue, clean and restore the bricks that had lain for decades under asphalt downtown, the historic district is now much more beautiful. First, though, they had to convince skeptical and ponderous Fort Myers city officials that we could forever benefit from the resurrection and use of those bricks one more time. Now, the rest of us can literally walk where Thomas Edison and Henry Ford once walked, the echoes of their history mixing with ours. What distinguishes these men and women from other successful business people who dont put themselves out for the greater good? I dont know. Good mothers and fathers, maybe? Anti-me genetics? A bad knock on the head earlier in life? A fatal lack of greed brought on by toxic water supplies? Too much love and not enough suffering in the early years? A hard-nosed elementary school teacher who forced them to memorize the Golden Rule, whether they liked it or not? Its anybodys guess. Their experiences and habits are noteworthy, though. Mr. Remington is a veteran of several Outward Bound courses himself, and those tend to be rustic at a minimum, and fairly rugged on occasion. I spoke to him the first time as he helped a nephew learn to water ski on a lake in New Hampshire. Mr. Aulen, whom I met in the midday sun at Centennial Park in Fort Myers, was crouched under bleachers and oblivious of the heat about 190 degrees in the shade, with no wind while he tried to set up his own sound equipment, which hed donated to a July 4 downtown party at the park. He used to walk five or 10 miles through woods in his bare feet along the river, and may still when time allows. And Mr. Yates, who studied urban planning at Florida State University before coming back home to Fort Myers to become a computer wiz, doesnt look like he could put in half of even one day in the sun. But he did eight months of work, beginning at 7 a.m. every single weekend, before he could convince the city to recycle the old bricks. He learned to drive a front-end loader a donation to the brick project on downtown streets from their friend, Rick Simpson and he also hurt his right shoulder picking up and tossing thousands of broken bricks for all those months. Theres not a molecule of complaint in him about that, either. Youll get a lot of these details in the story, but they bear repeating here. Whats extraordinary about all this is that those men have never asked for or sought a single penny, and each spent thousands of dollars unasked (Mr. Aulen hired laborers every weekend for months to help clean bricks). In each case, these men are both generous and determined. If they didnt seek money, they werent looking for thanks, either. So maybe we call them Heartists, or Make-rights, or Do-gooders, or Get-betters, or Wingmen or Wingwomen. Or maybe not. But whatever we call them, lets thank them, and mean it. Heres to the Heartists. COMMENTARY The heart business rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On July 9, 1877 the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club begins its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon. The Wimbledon Championship is the only major tennis event still played on grass. On July 10, 1992, the Alaska court of appeals overturns the conviction of Joseph Hazelwood, the former captain of the oil tanker Exxon Valdez. Hazelwood had been found guilty of negligence for his role in the massive oil spill in Prince William Sound in 1989. The Exxon Valdez, renamed Sea River Mediterranean, still transports oil, but is legally prohibited from entering Prince William Sound. On July 11, 1656, Ann Austin and Mary Fisher, two Englishwomen, become the first Quakers to immigrate to Boston. Austin and Fisher, whose liberal teachings enraged the Puritan colonial government, were arrested and jailed. After five years in prison, they were deported. On July 12, 1962, at the Marquee Club in London, the Rolling Stones give their first public performance. The rock bands name came from a Muddy Waters song. Although now in their 60s, the Rolling Stones continue to tour, playing sold-out shows around the world. On July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert organized to raise money for the relief of famine-stricken Africans. The 16-hour superconcert was globally linked by satellite to more than a billion viewers in 110 nations. OPINION The cap-and-trade bill passed the House of Representatives shrouded in a fog of willful ignorance and calculated irrationality. No one could be sure what he was voting for not after the 1,200-page bill had a 300-page amendment added at 3:09 a.m. the day of its passage. The bill is so complex and jerry-built that even its supporters cant know how, or if, it will work. And its metaphysically impossible for someone to know whether the motivating crisis, impending planetary doom, will ever materialize. Other than that, its a model exercise in thoughtful lawmaking. The architects of the so-called Waxman-Markey bill bought off every possible interest group no matter what the policy consequences until they had a bare majority to slam it through the House sight unseen (a physical copy of the final bill didnt yet exist when it passed). Mission accomplished, although at the price of a ramshackle bill that wont succeed on its own terms, even as it introduces costly distortions and invasive bureaucratic controls into the economy. The basic idea of cap-and-trade is that government establishes an economywide cap on carbon emissions and then creates emission credits, which companies can buy or sell among themselves. It is essentially carbon rationing designed to suppress traditional sources of energy. Because cap-and-trade is meant to create pain in an economy dependent on fossil fuels for 85 percent of its energy, the only way to make it politically salable is to vitiate it. Originally, the Obama administration counted on $80 billion a year from the governments sale of emissions credits. To win over industry, Waxman-Markey gives the credits away for free. Poof! There goes the revenue. The upshot is that an Environmental Protection Agency analysis says that under Waxman-Markey, there will be no reduction in emissions by 2020. The progressive Breakthrough Institute estimates that emissions could continue at their current business-as-usual rate through 2030. Perversities abound. According to the Los Angeles Times, under the bill, the U.S. would use more carbon-dioxide heavy coal in 2020 than it did in 2005. Time magazine writes that the total amount of renewable energy generation under Waxman-Markey would actually be less than the renewable energy that would have been produced without the bill. Isnt saving the planet grand? Even if Waxman-Markey were perfectly formulated, it would reduce global surface temperatures by only one-tenth of 1 degree Celsius in 100 years. Thats a negligible difference, purchased at a great price. The watered-down version is still so threatening to energy-intensive industries that it mandates tariffs on goods from countries that refuse to hamstring themselves so foolishly. Democrats resorted to any expedient to pass Waxman-Markey as a long-term play: get the bureaucratic structure in place, then work through regulators, the courts and legislation to tighten the screws later. For them, thats the ultimate promise of the Offsets Integrity Advisory Board, the Carbon Market Oversight Interagency Working Group, the International Reserve Allowance Program and all the rest of the vast regulatory machinery engendered by the bill. President Barack Obama called it an extraordinary first step. Extraordinary, indeed. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYThe Waxman-Markey travestyIraq and the United States reached a long-anticipated milestone this week, as U.S. troops met the agreed-upon June 30 deadline for leaving Iraqs cities. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki proclaimed the occasion National Sovereignty Day, portraying it as a celebration of Iraqs emergence from occupation. In Baghdad and in Washington, officials are hoping that the celebration isnt premature. Five years ago this week, the Coalition Provisional Authority handed over what was then also called sovereignty to the Iraqi government. Al-Malikis proclamation would seem a belated answer to a question many had at the time: Just what sort of sovereignty does a nation have when more than 100,000 foreign troops are stationed on its soil? Well, roughly 130,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq, but the larger question now is what effect their withdrawal from the nations urban centers will have on the hard-won security gains of the so-called surge. President Barack Obama has warned of the potential for increased violence in Iraq surrounding the handover of primary responsibility for security to Iraqi forces. As if in answer to that warning, a car bomb exploded Tuesday in the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk, killing 35. It was but the latest in a recent string of bombings leading up to June 30 that made this past month the years deadliest for Iraqis. Many of these attacks have been blamed on al-Qaida in Iraq; but as Obama seems to realize, alQaida, while always a threat, may not be the biggest current obstacle to enduring peace in Iraq.I havent seen as much political progress in Iraq negotiations between the Sunni, the Shia and the Kurds as I would like to see, the president said last week, and it is perhaps significant that Tuesdays bombing happened in the Kurdish section of a city that has been the subject of a long-running struggle for control of its lucrative oil fields. The initially stated aim of the surge was to provide increased security not just for its own sake but in order to give Iraqs feuding ethnic and political entities the room they needed to settle some of the nations most difficult issues. The contentious, ethnically charged dispute over the control and division of oil revenues, however, remains unresolved. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Iraq: The deadline passesGUEST OPINION As al-Maliki has tried to project the image of a strong leader in advance of national elections this coming January, he also has risked inflaming the debate between Baghdad and the leadership of semiautonomous Kurdistan over oil. His decision to move ahead this week with an auction of development rights to Iraqi oil and gas fields to foreign companies was a case in point. Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani protested the auction as unconstitutional and in violation of Kurdish law -a breach that was likely among the reasons the auction failed to attract the degree of interest the central government had hoped. More than six years after the invasion of Iraq and after the passing of numerous milestones both real and hyped, six months remain until the elections that could provide the surest indication of Iraqs uncertain future -and, with it, the future of American military involvement in that country. We now enter a particularly dangerous and precarious period when we will learn not only the mettle of Iraqs security forces but also of its political leadership. Iraqs National Sovereignty Day attracted surprisingly little notice here, but if the weeks and months that follow necessitate a rethinking by Obama of U.S. withdrawal plans, expect Iraq to once again become a topic of headlines and heated debate at home.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly Kelly also have two young sons Zane, 10 and Kyle, 6 who are growing up in the presence of some of the worlds most exotic animals, just as their father did. Among the things that Mr. Tetzlaff and his family are most proud of is the fact that the Zoo introduces people of all ages to animals they might not otherwise have a chance to meet. Most people dont spend their average day in the forest or on safari, but the Zoo allows them to get a glimpse of these worlds and to participate in their beauty in a manner that is convenient and conducive to modern life, he says. Our hope is that each of our visitors leaves with a greater love and appreciation for animals and our natural world. If we can achieve that, even in some small measure, I believe our time and effort has been well spent. 15 MINUTES and continue its conservation and education programs. Mr. Tetzlaff now reports to a board of directors rather than to his parents, and he believes things have been working well so far. We are deeply honored to serve the community and grateful for the faith that they have put in our family to manage and grow the Zoo, he says. The latest addition to the Zoo is the Black Bear Hammock exhibit, which opened in May. Long-term plans include the creation of themed areas representing key coastal regions in Africa, Asia and tropical America.While the Zoo staff has gone from 18 to 55 over the last few years, the Tetzlaff family remains involved in many of the operations. Davids wife, Kelly Tetzlaff, serves as curator, and his eldest son, Sasha, 20, is one of nine animal keepers. David and Sweat, blood and hard knocks. These are the things that taught Naples Zoo Executive Director David Tetzlaff the most important lessons about training and handling animals. Of course, a lifetime of experience and on-the-job training has helped, too. The sons of Lawrence Jungle Larry and Nancy Safari Jane Tetzlaff, animal trainers, conservationists and founders of Wild Animal Park in Cedar Point, Ohio, as well as of the Naples Zoo (originally Jungle Larrys African Safari at Caribbean Gardens), David and his brother, Tim, were caring for wild animals of all types by the time they started elementary school. As a boy, David traveled with his father to remote locations in Africa, leading safari tours and filming some of the worlds most exotic wildlife. I had constant exposure to wild animals growing up, he says, adding hat his parents were frequent guests on local television programs, and that his father did stunt work for Johnny Weissmuller in the early Tarzan movies (Larry Tetzlaff was the one who actually handled the alligators). Nevertheless, David Tetzlaffs initial interest was in marine biology. It wasnt until my senior year of high school that I developed a true passion for working with animals, he says. That year, we brought in four leopards, and my father allowed me to be the one to train them. They were so amazing. He has had no formal schooling or preparation in animal management. My training came from working with my dad, and from handling animals of every type from the time I could walk. I couldnt have asked for any better or more complete training than that.Perhaps because of his early experience training the leopards, Mr. Tetzlaff describes himself as a cat man, although he has recently become fascinated with venomous snakes as well. Working with reptiles interests me because its 100 percent about technique, he says. With cats, you can develop a relationship with the animal over time, and there is at least some forgiveness factor if you make a brief mistake. With snakes, its technique alone that keeps you alive. Although he was born in Ohio, he describes himself as very much a Naples native son. My parents had a winter place here before I was born, and we moved here nearly fulltime when I was 6, he says. He attended Lake Park and Sea Gate elementary schools and graduated from Naples High.For the Zoos executive director, many day-to-day responsibilities are administrative in nature. Still, his is hardly what you would call a desk job. My work is never boring, he says. In all the years that Ive been doing this, no two days have ever been the same. There have been big changes at the Zoo in recent years. In 2004, the one-time family-owned facility became a 501(c )(3) corporation after 73 percent of Collier County voters endorsed the purchase of the land under the Zoo. With the help of the Trust for Public Land, the county purchased the land under the Zoo as well as some of the surrounding land. However, the Zoo itself must generate its own funding to care for the animals, create new exhibits, pay rent The workplace is one big animal house every dayCOURTESY PHOTO David Tetzlaff and his Zoo coworkers
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Herodotus might have given this some merit.Walking the talk of Herodotus Every industry has its larger-than-life legends, and James Mitchell Acrefoot Johnson fit that bill in more ways than one. I feel certain he would have received a nod of approval from Herodotus. Mr. Johnson stood about 6-foot-5 (or 7-foot-2, depending upon the storyteller). Luke Wilson, former president of the Desoto Historical Society, talks of him not as a big (relatively speaking) historymaker as such, but as an unforgettable character with size 14 feet and indomitable stamina and courage.Mr. Johnson carried about 50 pounds of mail on his back from Fort Ogden to Fort Myers twice a week. Instead of using the official postal route, which was about 90 miles UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN In the early days, it took some brave soles to keep the mail movingby roadway, however, he blazed his own trail through the swamp laden with outlaws, panthers, bears, snakes and his most troublesome critter: inconsiderate folks who never put his boat back in the right spot when they borrowed it.Its no wonder that his route was dubbed Americas most dangerous star mail route in the 1860s. Although six Crackers applied for the $26-a-month job, only two showed up for the throwdown to compete for the job once they learned of the requirements. Mr. Johnson was one of them. Not only did he arrive at his destination on the same day he set out, he played the fiddle at the dance til early dawn. On the return trip the next day he ran into his competition, who was still on the first leg of his route, but on his last leg of stamina. When he heard that Acrefoot was on his way back, he quit on the spot. Mr. Johnson had earned the job. He held the postmans position, and an average 8-miles-per-hour record, for seven years before he was replaced by the only thing that could outrun him in a straight line: the railroad. But when it came to running through briars and brambles, he was unbeatable, as the cattle baron Ziba King found out. Mr. Wilson, the Desoto historian, says that when Mr. King offered Mr. Johnson a ride in his new buggy, the postman declined the offer, saying it would hold him up. So Mr. King made a wager that his buggy could beat the mailman to the destination of the cattle barons choice. Later that same night, Mr. Johnson accepted payment, much to the disbelief of Mr. King, who then offered Acrefoot a chance to go to New York to race. He politely declined, saying he didnt have time for such foolishness. He had mail to deliver. I wonder if Acrefoot Johnson could have been Greek in a past life? Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Contrary to what many people think, those words did not originate with the United States Postal Service. They were etched on the James Farley Post Office in New York City in 1898, but they were derived from a quote by Herodotus, who was inspired by the brave couriers he observed during the GrecoPersian Wars some 2,500 years ago. Mail delivery in Americas last frontier was not without its challenges, although Herodotus might not have seen it that way.Over land or water, Naples had serviceCapt. Charles Stewart wore many hats during his employment by Walter Haldeman, the founder of Naples. One of those hats was as the skipper of the Bon Temp, the steamboat that delivered the mail. Another hat was as the postmaster who received that mail. And as if that were not convenient enough, the towns first post office (1908) was at Capt. Stewarts house on 12th Avenue South, although it wasnt long before the post office was moved to the end of the pier. Herodotus no doubt would have scoffed at this notion. Ansel McSwain was the areas first and only Pony Express rider. In the morning, hed carry the mail to Naples from Bonita BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyThe Bon Temps COURTESY PHOTO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 Hunter practices bathing the infant, demonstrating a technique for Anna Kates mom. Music has the power to affect our moods, emotionsThe effect of music on human emotions and behavior is both profound and fascinating. From the earliest history of mankind, music has been a part of every culture. In primitive cultures, people used extended sessions of singing, chanting, dancing and drumming to induce altered states of consciousness, such as frenzies and trances.Background music in motion pictures often creates emotions like happiness, sadness, anger and excitement. Music in stores is said to create a mood to buy things, while the stores elevator music creates a background in which to make the shopping experience more pleasurable.Both educational and work settings have long used background music to create the right environment for learning, safety and production. Musical therapy can be useful in the treatment of loneliness, depression, anxiety and other emotional problems. It has been said that language can communicate information while music communicates emotion. A famous composer once said: Music should be felt rather than heard. The following scenarios give more examples of how music affects emotions and behavior. A special hymn used during a funeral provides comfort during a time of loss and grieving. A soothing lullaby sung by a parent while rocking an infant to sleep. A college band playing the schools fight song to excite fans during a sporting event. A spirited song played by a military band that inspires patriotic feelings for ones country. A classical symphony that provides musical background for creative thinking. A love song played while candlelight and a glass of wine are being enjoyed in a romantic atmosphere. A triumphant wedding march up the aisle that reflects joy and happiness on the faces of the bride and groom. A nostalgic melody that creates a smile on the face of an older adult as he or she reminisces over the past and that, perhaps, triggers forgotten memories. Peoples response to music is mediated by a complex mosaic of both psychological and physiological mechanisms that filter through their experiential and cultural background. The next time that you are feeling stressed, lonely, bored or in need of entertainment, consider listening to your favorite music. It may be good for your health and just what the doctor ordered. HEALTHY LIVINGTwo metro Atlanta moms have figured out how to turn cranky babies into a thriving business. Laura Hunter and Jennifer Walker never thought of themselves as entrepreneurs until about five years ago, after a little advice from country crooner Kenny Rogers. Today they are published authors, Web site operators and sought-after consultants in a big niche market. The two moms they have eight kids between them run Moms on Call LLC, which offers real-world advice and counseling to newly minted parents. We partner with people on their parenting adventure, and it is an adventure, said 37-year-old Ms. Hunter, who lives in Kennesaw, Ga. We saw a need, and we set out to meet that need. Their consultation business has exploded it grew 600 percent in three years. Their book, Guide to Basic Baby Care, has sold more than 20,000 copies and been BY JIM THARPE ____________________Special To Florida Weekly JASON GETZ / COX NEWSPAPERSJennifer Walker, left, swaddles 6-day-old Anna Kate in a blanket as her, mother Lesley Stamper, right, is instructed on the technique by Laura Hunter, center, in Ms. Stampers home. Ms. Walker and Ms. Hunter help new parents adapt to life with a newborn.translated into three languages. They recently started online courses in child care on their Web site that take parents from infancy through age 5. In the process, they have begun what amounts to a small-scale revolution in the child-care business, reinventing the swaddling blanket and reducing reams of child-raising advice into a simple set of how-to instructions. Stunningly, all of their success so far is due to word-of-mouth recommendations. They think they know why. The key that was missing was the reality of the day-today care, said Ms. Walker, 39, who lives in Woodstock, Ga. The swaddling blankets were too small, nobody talked about a regular, day-to-day routine. Nobody had a real plan to get a baby to sleep through the night.Helping raise babiesNew parents nd help and get advice from Moms on Call Baby whisperersMs. Walker and Ms. Hunter believe a good part of their success is due to the fact that modern moms often live hundreds of miles from their natural support network the mothers, sisters and aunts in traditional extended families who aided in child care. Hospital classes pass along the basics. But once baby is home, there is often no one to advise new parents on the finer points of day-to-day child rearing. Dr. John Knox of North Atlanta Pediatrics Associates said the two women have filled a glaring gap in the baby-raising business. Parents tend to ask doctors pointed questions about childrens health, said Dr. Knox. But physicians rarely enter the home environment to see whats going on between parent and child. I look at Jennifer and Laura as baby whisperers, Dr. Knox said. They have a knack for reading a babys temperament and knowing what to do. The ultimate testimony to their skill, Dr. Knox said, is the fact that several metroAtlanta female pediatricians he knows have used them for in-home advice with their own children. Their efforts have not been universally applauded. Theyve been criticized by proponents of attachment parenting, and gotten nasty e-mails from women who believe babies should only be breast-fed. Ms. Walker and Ms. Hunter say that they try to remain flexible as they help new parents build confidence. You can be a good mom and breast feed, and you can be a good mom and bottle feed, Ms. Walker said. The two pediatric nurses admit that a lot of people have stepped up to help make their business a success. One of the first was singer Kenny Rogers. About five years ago, he called Ms. Hunter to consult with him and his wife, Wanda. The couple had twins when Mr. Rogers was 65. At the time, Ms. Hunter was doing consultations using a few photocopied sheets of instructions.I was getting ready to leave, and Kenny was flipping through (my) folder and he said: Its not copyrighted. He said: Youve got something here. You have to copyright this. His attorney ... called the next morning.Ms. Walker and Ms. Hunter chuckle at Mr. Rogers early advice on their enterprise. It sounded a bit like the lyrics to a country song. Kenny said: You cant hit a bulls-eye if you dont throw a few darts, Ms. Hunter recalled. There were more than a few misses in the early days. Both were still working as nurses while running the business on the side. They were also wives and moms who suddenly had workweeks of 80 hours-plus. Ms. Hunters husband, Jim, a tennis pro, offered financial advice. Ms. Walkers husband, Tim, an editor for a curriculumpublishing company, helped them with marketing. A lawyer whose wife had used their in-home services offered product-liability advice. Another helped them incorporate. They found commercially available swaddling blankets too small and heavy, so they hired a woman who could make large, lightweight blankets for them. An aunt helped design the Web site. We pretty much made it up as we went, Walker said. There were no road maps to follow. But we brought something unique; we brought a moms perspective to this business.Building the brandNeal and Lesley Stamper of Johns Creek, Ga., used Moms on Call for their first child, Madeline, now 18 months old, and again for their latest addition, Anna Kate. We were at our wits end with our first child, Neal Stamper said. They came in and answered some very basic questions. Before that, we were flying by the seat of our pants. They have flirted with the idea of franchising, but for now are training other moms in their methods. By expanding their presence online, we hope we can reach women around the globe, Ms. Walker said. Getting children to sleep through the night is the most common question they get. Sometimes, the calls and e-mails are just strange. I had one e-mail that just said hit on head by chicken, Ms. Hunter said. I called and the kid was screaming and the dad was panicked. He was standing by the freezer and dropped a frozen chicken on his child. It all turned out fine, but that was what was worrying that dad at that moment.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 NEWS A17 What do you think of when you hear the word sand? Do you picture a beach or a sandcastle? Maybe you think about throwing sand on an icy driveway up north. Is the sand you picture pink, black or white? Depending on your experiences with sand, you might think it all looks and feels the same. But it doesnt. Sand in Hawaii is black from pulverized lava rock. In Bermuda, its pink from the weathering of coral reefs. Some beaches are called cobble beaches and arent sandy at all, but rather are made up of pebbles and rocks (going barefoot on these beaches can hurt!). Floridas coastline is 60 percent sand, and our sand varies in its origin and consistency. Just south of St. Augustine, coquina rock from tiny clam deposits makes up the shoreline. Sand in the Keys comes from weathered coral reefs. The shoreline along the Big Bend Gulf Coast north of Tampa Just because its sand doesnt mean its all the same BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida Weekly OUTDOORSand along the very tip of South Florida is made of clay rather than sand. Much of the rest of Floridas sandy coastline is made of calcium carbonate and quartz. The calcium carbonate comes from marine plants and animal shells and skeletons that have been crushed into sand. (Heres something fun to try: If you add a bit of vinegar to this sand, the carbonates will make it disappear.) The quartz in this sand comes from mountains. Most sand throughout the world is made of quartz rock. Wind, rain, frost and dissolved carbon dioxide reacting with rock Castle in the sandLEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTO Presidential Models Limited Instant Rebate Offer Valid Through 8/15/09 1-866-558-0312 $ 1 0 o f f $ 1 0 o f f $10 off! PAVILION S hoes OFFER EXPIRES JULY 20, 2009. In-store merchandise only. No rainchecks or special orders. 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Over millions of years, the sand is buried and becomes sedimentary rock Some sand is magnetic if it contains iron or magnetite. Usually this sand is brown or black. Take a magnifying glass and look at some sand. The grains might be almost round, or they might be sharp and jagged. If they are rounded, they have probably traveled some distance, bumping against many harder objects that took off rough edges. If jagged, they probably havent traveled far at all. Sand particles vary in size and are classified from very fine (0.1 millimeters) to very coarse (2 millimeters). Anything larger is called gravel; anything a bit smaller is silt; clay is smaller still. Silt still feels gritty, while clay feels smooth. But it isnt silt or clay that attracts most people to Florida. It is the beautiful sandy 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. beaches. So why not visit one of our lovely Gulf Coast beaches? These natural wonders are just waiting for you to enjoy them. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@ aol.com.Save Saturday morning for a guided beach walk f o r0 24 or wal k mountains cause them to break down. Mechanical crushing from earthquakes, glaciers and rock slides further breaks up larger particles. Smaller pieces then move
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThese animals are being cared for in Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue foster homes. Representatives from the volunteer-only rescue organization and some of its animals available for adoption are at Petco on Naples Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. Call 434-7480, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. brookeslegacyanimalrescue.com. >>Bulldozer is a neutered, 2-yearold purebred Pekingese. He is a very sweet guy. Because he gets along with everyone, hed be a great therapy dog candidate. >>Whoopi is a 1-year-old, spayed Labrador retriever mix. She has that fabulous Labrador temperament and especially loves kids. >>Scooter is a 12-weekold neutered orange tabby. Super sweet and friendly, he loves to be held. >>Sonar is a 2-year-old, neutered min-pin/ dachshund mix. Hes housebroken and has a lot of love to give. 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Finely tuned to the slightest hint of danger, the cat can run fast, climb faster and, if cornered by an adversary, defend himself with a formidable array of claws and teeth. With all this, is it any wonder people came to believe that the cat had not one chance at life, but nine? The truth is that cats are more fragile than we think. Cats as a species have proven resilient, but as individuals, they are every bit as mortal as we are and very vulnerable in the world. Cats have but one life, and they need our help to make that life a long, healthy and happy one. Cats purr whenever theyre happy.Cats purr if theyre happy, but also often when theyre not. They purr while giving birth, and they may even purr while dying. British zoologist Desmond Morris has said that purring is a sign of friend-PET TALES Feline fallaciesship either when (the cat) is contented with a friend or when it is in need of friendship as with a cat in trouble.Although the experts are pretty clear on why cats purr, theyre not yet certain as to how. The most common explanation has the sweet sound originating in the voice box, with what are called the vestibular folds, or false vocal cords. The passing of air across these structures is thought to produce the purr all cat lovers adore. Cats are dangerous around babies. It doesnt matter what well-meaning relatives say. You dont need to find a new home for your pet if you become pregnant. Cats do not maliciously smother or suck the breath out of babies, as the myths hold. While common sense dictates that no pet be left unattended with an infant, you can rest assured that your cat doesnt present any special danger to your child. A bigger concern involves not infants but pregnancy and the risk of toxoplas mosis. Miscarriages and birth defects can result when pregnant women are exposed to cat feces containing the organisms that cause this disease. Because of this risk, someone else should take over the maintenance of the litter box for the duration of the pregnancy, and even before the pregnancy in the case of couples whore attempting to conceive. (Litter boxes arent the only way to contract the disease, so talk to your doctor about additional precautions.) A well-fed cat doesnt hunt. Hunting behavior in cats is very contro-BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicateversial, especially if the prey is songbirds or endangered rodent species. Some cats hunt, some cats dont, and it has more to do with what a cat learned from his mother than from the rumbling in his belly. Plenty of well-fed cats are very active hunters. Putting a bell on your cat has little effect on his ability to hunt. Turning him into an indoor dweller is the only way to protect wildlife from your cat and to protect you from his thoughtful gifts of dead mice and birds. Black cats are bad luck. Black may be an unlucky color all right for a cat. Black cats have been associated with the forces of evil for hundreds of years, and humane societies warn that this myth has cost many of them their lives. Black cats have been the target of those who want to practice rituals that include the torture and killing of animals. Black may be an unfortunate color for another reason: visibility. Thousands of cats are killed by cars every year, and the difference between a hit or a near-miss may be the drivers ability to see the cat darting across the road before him. At night, patches of light-colored fur are a distinct advantage to a kitty. Although a cat wont try to smother a baby, common sense dictates parental super vision of all child-pet interactions.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 NEWS A19 give your feet some love! Text NBS to 47201 for special offers! Marketplace at Pelican Bay (near Steinmart) 239-596-8788 e at Pelican Bay ( near Steinmart ) 2395968788 Text NBS to 47201 Te for special offers! Marketplace at P MADE IN USA Rx email@example.com Cato the Elder, aka Marcus Porcius Cato, was a Roman statesman, or perhaps you might say policitian, in the second century BCE, or perhaps you might say BC. He was a man with a well defined mission, single pointedly devoted. Or you might say he was tyrannically obsessive. But the fact of the matter, as a matter of fact, is that he ended every speech, every writing, with the same words: Delenda est Carthago. His mantra can be translated as Carthage must be destroyed. In Latin the use of the gerundive with a form of esse, to be, indicates necessity of the action. This tenacious, repetitive, insistent battle cry functioned as verbal punctuation regardless of the content of his speech. Highly predictable, a new parse born of a radical fidelity, this phrase was realized in the Third Punic War. The Phoenician city-state of Carthage in North Africa was totally destroyed. All the survivors were sold into slavery. Even the fields were sown with salt. Hence the sweet vengeance of total victory. For Cato, there was no problem. No moral dilemma. There was total clarity, punctuated into existence, or you might say, non-existence. For Poul Anderson, American science MUSINGS High Fidelity Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.fiction writer, things are not so clear. Poul writes: I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which when you look at it the right way, did not become more complicated. Poul wrote a short story entitled, of all things, Delenda Est. In this story, time traveling outlaws create a new 20th century. The hero decides to fight to restore our familiar history by totally destroying the new version. He describes the enterprise as risking your neck to negate a world of people like yourself.What is the relationship between fiction and reality? Is it a hi fi relationship? Is there a high quality of reproduction of the original sounds and images? To what degree does the device reproduce its effect?If fidelity can refer to exactness, it can also refer to faithfulness and loyalty. Can our stories about fidelity be stories of high fidelity? Or, do the stories we create say more about us creators than about our endless parade of heroes and villains? Really, do we all just simply disappear into thin air leaving behind our endlessly kaleidoscopic stories? Mark Sanford, governor of South Carolina, disappeared and reappeared. Quite a trick. But the real magic is the endless flurry of stories. Joe Taylor, commerce secretary of South Carolina, says that Mr. Sanford is a hell of a shot. And Marjory Wentworth, poet laureate of South Carolina, says that her friend Jenny Sandford, Marks wife, is always the smartest person in the room. We have seen the You Tube video of Maria, the other woman, filmed for television in New York just after 9-ll. We have read the available e-mail billets doux. Is Jenny too smart? Too cold? Just? Right? The absolute balance of open yet tough love? Is Mark narcissistic? Volatile? Or has he sacrificed all for love? After all, he wrote to Maria: The rarest of all commodities in the world is love. It is that thing that we all yearn for at some level to be simply loved unconditionally for nothing more than who we are not what we can get, give or become. Or is he having his cake and eating it, too? Is Maria a narcissistic dilettante, or is she a Muse, a fearless locus of passion? So, what say you? With what mantra of bias do you punctuate your hypotheses? Nietzsche wrote that there are no realities, only points of view. Some say that with him came the death of the gods and of a high philosophy search for the grand unified theory of everything. Important pronouncements have been replaced by little meaningless tautologies of which we are childishly proud. This pirate says: No problem. I am good with the endless possible imputation that replaces inherent existence. I find kaleidoscopic bliss in the ever changing drum circled square dance of the good, the bad, and the ugly. And I see, from the genesis to the nascent revelation, that it is good. High fidelity is device reproducing effect. And it can be no other way in our web of intimate, endless dance. Danse macabre, pas de deux, line dancing the shortest distance as sign of the divine. We can only be compass encompassing trust, loyalty thrust into worlds that we create and destroy. Oh, endless joy, there is no problem. There is no problem. There is only the sound of rocks falling onto sand, left behind, leaving only a perfect vehicle for impermanent story words already blown away. No attendance required. Merely the attending.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Stepping out See whos Dancing with the Stars for a good cause, plus networking at Vergina. B7 & 8 Chapter closedLutgert Companies sells last developer unit at Aria on Park Shore Beach. B9 On the MoveSee whos going where and doing what. B4 Health care, unemployment, education, taxes topics such as these tend to ignite tempers and result in heated discussions, especially when the public has a captive legislative audience. But at the post-session town hall meeting of the Collier County State Legislative Delegation last Wednesday night, emotions remained intact and there was a substantial amount of applause, and even some genuine laughs, from the 100-plus attendees. The four Southwest Florida legislators Sen. Garrett Richter and Reps. Tom Grady, David Rivera and Matt Hudson shared what they believed were victories and conveyed their priorities going into the next session. The biggest accomplishment that all four were proud of was Tallahassees ability to pass a balanced budget in the face of a $6 billion deficit. I feel we survived it with dignity, said Rep. Rivera, noting that Florida has no intention of running up a deficit like what California and Illinois are now facing. To not further the burden of the people and businesses of Florida, he added, moving forward the state government will have to be held to the same standard as its citizens. When less money comes in, you pull back on spending. You have to live within your means, and thats what government needs to do. Rep. Grady got a hearty laugh fromSWF legislators meet the public at post-session town hall meeting v v t t p POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS firstname.lastname@example.org SEE POWER POINTS, B4 RICHTER The Business of Do-Good: Never mind the stereotype of singleminded profiteering and greed in American business, with its crippling economic consequences. The do-gooders remain strikingly in evidence, fortunately for the rest of us. From Naples to Fort Myers, business owners led neither by the carrot nor the stick or for that matter guided by any promise of their own profit have given tens of thousands of dollars and years of unpaid effort to change the world here. Which suggests the motto of Outward Bound wilderness expeditions: Change your mind, change your world. Neapolitan John Remington, owner of the high-end A. Vernon Allen Builders, is a member of Outward Bounds national board and an alumnus of the Hurricane Island survival and self-discovery course in Maine. For about 22 years now, Mr. Remington and his wife Jackie, along with philanthropist Lavern Gaynor, have been sending two or three boats of kids and a boat of teachers, as he describes it, to an Outward Bound course in the Keys. Students and teachers come from all of Collier Countys high schools, as well as from home-schooled environments; the cost to send them is roughly $140 per day, per person. Retiree Art Ullman, the former owner of Kelly Blueprinters in Naples, has spent the last nine years resurrecting and restoring aerial photos of Naples, Marco Island and the Gulf coast that were taken between 1940 and the 1970s. But thats not all. He had the foresight to order new aerial photos of the same scenes and thus create a then-and-now history that would otherwise be lost. The photographs are on view at the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum in the Plaza on Third Street South. In Fort Myers, the definition of handson philanthropist comes in the form of two downtown business owners supported by a few friends who almost single-handedly saved the bricks under the asphalt streets of the historic district. Raimond Aulen, owner of the Indigo Room, and David Yates, president of Geeks-R-Us, which manages computer networks for business and government agencies, couldnt get city officials interested in saving the bricks. So they decided to do it themselves. First, they located the buried bricks BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com SEE DO-GOOD, B11 PEGGY FARREN/FLORIDA WEEKLYI was trying to capture the history of Naples. I feel strongly about it ... Art Ullman, aerial photographerCOURTESY PHOTO John RemingtonWhen the streets are paved with heart Art Ullman at the Naples Backyard History Mini Museum with his before-and-after aerial photos of the Gulf coast.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 BY ALYSIA SHIVERS _________________ashivers@ oridaweekly.comI believe some people are just born helpers. No one would know that better than the woman who spoke those words Linda Oberhaus, executive director of the Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Collier County. Mrs. Oberhaus says she always knew she wanted to help others. No, there were no social workers or heads of nonprofit organizations in her family. There was no one she emulated or admired in the field. She simply knew. And by the time she was 18, she was caring for developmentally disabled adults at a community mental health center. They were like my own kids, she says. I couldnt believe I was getting a paycheck to do that work. I would have paid them to work there. That experience led her major in social work at the University of South Florida, where in between her studies she spent nights and weekends as an intake/needs assessment counselor and residential counselor visiting rape victims in the emergency room, dropping in on girls at the juvenile detention center and being a buddy for HIV patients who did not have family. It was really validating for me, she says about the experiences that cemented her desire to work in the nonprofit arena. Since obtaining her bachelors and masters degrees, Mrs. Oberhaus has continued to work in what many might consider difficult, discouraging and even disheartening environments. Every day she comes face-to-face with women and children who have been subjected to mental and physical abuse.While women and children are most often the victims, the Shelter is also a sanctuary for pets, the elderly and men who have endured some kind of abuse. In fiscal year 2007-2008, the center provided 14,072 nights of shelter to women and children; 561 nights of shelter to pets; housed 513 women and children; and served 2,977 individuals, including 1,400 children.In the midst of all that despair and struggle, Mrs. Oberhaus spirits are never dampened. We know that we are saving lives every single day, she says. Before Collier County sought her out to head up its facility, Mrs. Oberhaus spent 12 years at The Spring in Tampa, Floridas largest certified domestic violence shelter (102 beds), leaving as its executive director in 2007. She opened the centers first transitional housing program, acquired national accreditation for the center and saw it grow to the countrys second largest domestic violence center. It became more professional and less grass roots, she says. She would have been perfectly content to stay and move forward with The Springs growth, she says, adding it was a surprise when Naples called. I wasnt looking. But, curious about Naples, she and her husband of 20 years as well as their 13-year-old daughter visited, and after a tour of the Shelter, she couldnt say no. While many domestic violence shelters have to adapt to whatever space they can acquire, most settling in homes or duplexes, the Naples community had pulled together and obtained the resources necessary to build a 30,000-squarefoot, 60-bed facility on a large, gated campus. Being in the profession, you learn about the different centers, and Naples has an impeccable reputation, she says. It is looked up to as being a leader in Florida. Last year, Charity Navigator, a highly respected independent evaluator, rated the Shelter among the top 14 domestic violence centers across the U.S While Mrs. Oberhaus is extremely proud of the Shelter and particularly of the staff, she is committed to doing more than just providing a safe haven to those who are battered. It is wonderful that we are saving lives, but we could be doing something so much bigger, she explains. The ultimate goal is to stop abuse from occurring. To that end, the Shelter is dedicated to prevention and provides education to address the root of the problem. We want to focus more attention on the solution, she says. Personally, shes also committed to bettering her management skills and will attend a seven-day Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management course this summer at the Harvard Business School. Shes also in the new class of Leadership Collier that begins in September. Im constantly learning and growing, she says. And in a year when the economy has severely impacted funding and donations are down, she reminds the community of the Shelters mission and encourages donors to contribute and support its efforts. This is one of the most critical services for families, she says. BUSINESS PROFILE Its safe to say Shelter director has always known her callingCOURTESY PHOTO Linda Oberhaus ISG Internet Services Group of Florida, LLC VR Business Brokers www.VRBB.com/NaplesFort Myers239-277-1662Naples239-596-8200 30 Years of Successful Guidance
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Dam has been with the hotel for seven years and serves as an ambassador for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Collier County Sports Council. He is a member of the 2010 Leadership Collier class.New officers on the board of directors of the Harry Chapin Food Bank for 2009-2010 are: president, Jo Anna Bradshaw; vice president, attorney Keith Scoggins, retired general counsel, Farm Credit System; treasurer, Sandy Robinson, president, Northern Trust Bank; secretary, Noelle Melanson, attorney, Phoenix Law. The four officers will lead the 14-member board during a year in which there is an unusually large increase in need and requests for food from the food banks network of more than 160 nonprofit agencies throughout Southwest Florida. Food from the Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds more than 20,000 people a month. Barbara Guadano Barr and Priscilla Stropnik have joined Weichert, Realtors On the Gulf. Ms. Barr was an associate with Weichert Realtors in New Jersey and is a 10-time recipient of the companys Million Dollar Club award. Ms. Stropnik previously worked in retail management. Ms. Barr and Ms. Stropnik both belong to the Naples Board of Realtors and will specialize in residential sales and rentals in Collier and Lee Counties.Peggy Wilson of Naples-based Wilson Creative Group has announced the fullservice marketing firm has been retained to handle the advertising for Bell Tower Shops, the Fort Myers shopping center set for major renovation. Lucas Kopecny, a Nissan Certified Technician at John Marazzi Nissan of Naples, was named the service team member for May. Mr. Kopecny ranks in the top 5 percent of all Nissan service technicians nationally, as determined by Nissans CSI customer rating surveys. Donice Dawson has joined Synovus Bank as vice president/branch manager of the banks Naples office and retail team leader for the southwest region. Ms. Dawson most recently was vice president/ banking center manager for American Momentum Bank in Naples. Her community involvement includes serving on the board of Laces of Love, and as a governor appointee to the board of the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida.Sal Maniscalco has joined SunTrust as a vice president and branch manager at the North Trail office in Naples. Ms. Maniscalco brings more than 20 years of banking experience and an extensive background in retail branch management, consumer lending and underwriting to his new role.Jason Mitchell has been named financial consultant for the wealth and institutional management division in Commerical Banks Naples office. Margaret Pace, formerly the vice president of human resources for Stock Development, has been appointed director of career services for Southwest Florida College in Fort Myers. Her responsibilities will include hosting quarterly portfolio presentations and career fairs, establishing community relations and assisting students and graduates in obtaining career positions. Dr. Randall Parrish, an optometrist and alumnus of Edison State College, has been elected to serve a one-year term as chairman of the board of trustees for the school. Dr. Parrish takes over from immediate past chairman Dr. William Baquero. Naples attorney Chris Vernon will serve as vice chairman of the board for the coming year. Dr. Louis Traina, vice president of university advancement at Hodges University, was the featured speaker in Santiago, Dominican Republic, for a program entitled Meet the Future Leaders of the Dominican Republic. Hosted by La Fundacion Internacional Dominicana earlier this month, the program was held in honor of high school students who will visit Southwest Florida on a youth leadership and service mission program in October. Marc Van Dam has been named director of sales for the Hilton Naples. Mr. Van www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 ON THE MOVE Banking Hospitality Sales Automotive Advertising Real Estate VIP Realty Group announces the following top performers in the Naples office for the month of June: Zach Fischer, sales leader, and Christel Johnson, listings leader.David Milner has joined the Premier Properties on-site sales team for The Strada at The Mercato in North Naples. Before relocating to Collier County in 2008, Mr. Milner was the resale division manager for Pringle Development, builders and developers of adult living communities in Lake County, Fla. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors.Hair stylist Carol Ambrosini has relocated to Salon Delphine on Tamiami Trail North. Joseph Chambers has been named executive director of sales at Bentley Village, A Classic Residence by Hyatt. 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Granted, at $29 per student it wasnt a huge increase, but it was a victory within economic austerity, he said. Rep. Hudson shocked the audience when he posed the question, Did you know there are 20 counties without a licensed dentist in Florida? For this reason alone, hes proud of the passing of what is probably a relatively unknown bill, HB 185, which will give dentists greater access to provide their services in rural areas. Also, he and Sen. Richter combined their efforts in getting the Truth in Millage notice revamped. It will be far more clear and concise, Rep. Hudson said. It is your money, and now you will be armed with the facts. During the question-and-answer portion of the meeting, citizens raised various concerns, including the sensitive subject of home and condo associations being burdened by and buried under the increasing amount of foreclosed properties in their respective neighborhoods and the resulting unpaid fees. Rep. Hudson, who was disappointed that a bill addressing these issues was vetoed, said something new is already being drafted and it will be a priority this coming term. POWERPOINTSFrom page 1
The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members in June: ADO Inc., 5683 Strand Court; www. thealphadeltaomega.com C2 Communications LLC, www. c2-com.com Calusa Blueway Outfitters LLC, 550 Port-O-Call Way; www.calusabluewayoutfitters.com The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, 9981 S. Healthpark Drive, Fort Myers; www.leememorial. org CTO World Entertainment, 8085 Celeste Dr; www.cto.com Document Technologies Office Solutions, 11100 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; www.dtosi.com First Class Plumbing of FL Inc., 6123 Lee Ann Lane; www.firstclassplumbing.com H&R Drapery, 1791 Trade Center Way; www.HR-Drapery.com IAO Payroll, 551 E Elkcam Circle; www.iaopayroll.com John J. Kirchgessner II Management Pathways LLC, 4915 Rattlesnake Hammock Road Naples Chiropractic Center, 1890 S.W. Health Pkwy. Rock Solid Flooring Systems LLC, 5815 Persimmon Way; www.rocksolidflooring.com Searching for Solutions Institute, 12810 Tamiami Trail N; www.ImagineSolutionsconference.com Sutter Roofing Co. of SW Florida, 3927 Exchange Ave.; www.sutt erroofing.com The Arlington of Naples, 12276 Tamiami Trail E.; www.ArlingtonNaples.org The Caldarone Law Group, P.A., 2390 Tamiami Trail N.; www.calderonelawgroup.com VR Business Brokers, 5627 Naples Blvd.; www.vrbb.com/naples To learn more about the newest chamber members, visit the online business directory at www.napleschamber.org. For more information about chamber membership, contact Don Neer at 403-2906. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 RE B5 BUSINESS BRIEFS Business 102 is a program of free, confidential advice and coaching for local businesses affected by the difficult economy. The new program is spearheaded by SCORE Naples, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Collier County. Bottom line, Business 102 has been created to strengthen the economic base of Collier County. The program works to add wealth and jobs to Collier County, said Michael Reagen, chamber president and CEO. Business 102 counselors meet with individuals on a one-on-one basis to ascertain their situation and then provide guidance and advice on subjects ranging from how to cut costs and find new financing options to how to reenergize a marketing program, refocus product mix, deal with suppliers and employees and renegotiate contracts and leases. In 2008, the SCORE Naples chapter was ranked third in the nation in effectiveness out of 368 chapters around the country. SCORE counselors include professionals in finance, business law, human resources, IT, marketing and more, for small operations as wella s for Fortune 500 companies. Most importantly, these individuals have done business during similar economic downturns. Weve been in the business of counseling start-up and existing small businesses since 1988. Through Business 102, we are directing our efforts to support companies that may be struggling during these tough economic times, said Ekkehard Grampp, SCORE Naples chairman. Businesses are hurting and should take full advantage of this free service, said Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta, who added he sought advice from SCORE when he was a business owner. Their recommendations were vital to the success of my company, he said. Whole Foods Market has signed on with the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center as sponsor of NAA exhibition receptions for 2009-10. As such, Whole Foods will provide food and wine for opening receptions. The companys sponsorship will allow the receptions to be free for NAA members and non-members alike, whereas non-members previously paid $10. Kimberly Speer Miller of Sweet Charity has graciously underwritten lobby flowers at The von Liebig for the 2009-10 season. Floral arrangements by the event planning, floral design and gift shop will greet visitors as they enter the art center. Pandora, a locally owned franchise fashion jewelry story, is the newest retailer at open at The Mercato. The 1,000square-foot shop carries a wide variety of interchangeable beads and charms that can be used in custom designs, plus an array of jewelry and fashion accessories. Pandora is at 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7101, just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 in North Naples. Call 431-5520 or visit www.pandoramercato. com. Business voices of experience offer free advice and assistanceFashion jewelry store opens in The MercatoNaples chamber welcomes 18 new membersNaples Art Association welcomes business sponsors for 2009-2010 O ces to go in 24 hours as low as $500! 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 Business After Hours with the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Trianon Bonita Bay. Cost is $15 for members and $40 for future members. For more information, call Gabrielle OBoyle at 992-2943 or e-mail Gabbi@bonitaspringschamber.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. The first of four sessions in a Social Media Series presented by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 14, at chamber headquarters. LinkedIn is the fisrt topic. Cost is $15 for eacah session or $50 for all four. Visit www.napleschamber.org/ events to register. 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, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Cost for members is $5 in advance, $10 at the door; nonmembers pay $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Business After Five meeting for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Capital Grille in The Mercato. Register online at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Direct Selling Womens Alliance Southwest Florida Area Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of every month (next meeting July 21) from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nonna Regina Italian Restaurant in North Naples. Cost is $5 and does not include lunch. For more information, call 248-9704 or e-mail email@example.com. BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Shareholders can be a companys biggest fans and most forgiving critics but that can cost us. Consider: Which of the following stocks is expected to post lower earnings this fiscal year Microsoft, Target, Carnival or Adobe Systems? It cant be Microsoft, right? (Microsoft is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation.) It must be profiting greatly as the global computing population grows. Target? No way. The cheap chic message is resonating well these days, as departmentstore shoppers trade down to more affordable fashions. Carnival is the top dog in the cruising industry, a travel niche growing as bigger and better boats are christened. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 BUSINESS B7 Literacy Volunteers of Collier County Dancing with the StarsA kick-off party for local celebrity dancers at Fred Astaire Dance StudioAdriana Lozada Brenda and Pat OConnor, Dr. Kelly Anderson and Katie Bove Sandi Rasmussen Sandra Barreto, Elaine Mayrides and Adriana Lozada Lori Vallieres Brenda OConnor and Carlos Zapato Tom and Vicki WilliamsNETWORKING PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYSee all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 NETWORKING United Networking of Naples get-together at VerginaMimi Spengler and John Treadway Becky Brooks and Donna Di Martino Wanda Barr and Maryanne Preston Chris Whitcomb, Ingrid Molina and Saundra Gatti Cassia Poviones, Georgianne Peluso and Sue Letizin Melynda Popadich, Kristine Vanderhorst, Michelle Borders and Amber Baginski Judy and Allen Lofton Joni and Jim Albert Radomir Sundic, Cat Foster and Gligor Tuparov Dave Knospe, Joseph Fowler, Amanda Shipley and Gordon SpindlerDAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLYSee all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 Lutgert Companies closes the book on its developmemt of Park Shore BeachThe final chapterThe contract for the last developer unit in the Lutgert C ompanies Aria on Park Shore Beach has been inked. The closing last month marked the final chapter in the Lutgert C ompanies development story of Park Shore. With its iconic circular red tops, Aria is the capstone to Lutgert s development on Park Shore Beach. Testament to the companys forward-thinking philosophy and the advancement of luxury high-rise living in Southwest Florida, the towers residences feature natural gas cooktops and natural gas fireplaces, v olume ceilings and the Lutgert trademark window walls. Comprised of 18 stories, with 52 residences and 13 penthouses, Aria is the final building of the 17 luxury high-rise towers developed by the Lutg ert Companies along Park Shore Beach.Seeing the futureIn 1964, c ompany f ounder Raymond Lutgert visited Southwest Florida and found a promising, uninhabited tract of land spanning 760 acres and bordering 1 miles of Gulf-front beach. The Chicago native also brought years of experience in real estate development. His ability to envisage this land as a one-of-a-kind community with five beachfront parks, open space commons and a beach promenade now known as Park Shore B each established Mr. Lutgert as a true visionary. The Park Shore community was the first planned unit development in the state of Florida and has served as a model for many subsequent developments. The designed natural dune system is revered as a significant achievement in beachfront preservation. Horizon House, built in 1970, is the southern anchor to the Lutgert collection on Park Shore Beach. The first beachfront high-rise by Lutg ert, it was constructed with increased ceiling heights and introduced a parking garage, which heralded Mr. Lutgert s quest to advance the environment of condominium living. Although at the time Horizon House was deemed by some locals as a controversial structure, Mr. Lutgert w as not deterred. Taking risks was part of his method to success; a commitment to surpass the ordinary, a passion for the best of the best and a desire to reach literal new heights were his guiding lights. Another landmarkIn 1976, the company again broke new ground with the landmark Venetian Villas. The 32 villas, built over the waters of Venetian Bay, pay tribute to a Mediterranean-style architecture that so inspired Mr. Lutgert during travels abroad. It is difficult to tour Park Shore and not see the indelible imprint Mr Lutg ert and his son Scott Lutg ert, who joined his father in 1970 working f or the Lutgert C ompanies and today serves as CEO, have made on the community. Aria is the final chapter in the Park Shore Beach story, but it is not the end of the Lutgert narrative. The company is developing luxury high-rise condominiums in Bonita Bay and homes at Linville Ridge, an exclusive mountaintop golf course community in North Carolina. It is also undertaking a joint venture with the Barron Collier Companies for The Mercato in North Naples (the two companies partnered on The Estuary at Grey Oaks, one of Naples most exclusive residential country club developments). Lutgert s commercial properties include Promenade at Bonita Bay, The Village on Venetian Bay, Neapolitan Way, Crossroads Market and Class A office buildings such as the Northern Trust Building and the Quarles and Brady building. The Lutg ert Companies is a group of affiliated private companies involved in residential and commercial real estate development, residential and commercial real estate brokerage services, developer consultation, sales and marketing services, personal and commercial insurance services, and title services. The companys presence in Southwest Florida dates to 1964.House shopping? Pick up the phoneWeichert, Realtors On the Gulf has implemented a cell phone shopping tool for prospective homebuyers. The direct cell phone application, made available by Weichert Lead Network, a division of Weichert, Realtors, opens the doors to more than 2 million listings on www. Weichert.com, including those in the Naples area. A recent study by Nielsen Mobile revealed that more than 40 million Americans use their mobile devices to access the Internet. The new mobile site allows Weichert, Realtors to provide the same search experience homebuyers have come to expect from their traditional Web site directly from their cell phone or any other mobile device with a data plan. The streamlined site design ensures a fast load time so homebuyers can get the information they want quickly and conveniently. An additional click-tocall feature makes it possible for the consumer to set up an appointment to see the property by being put in touch with a local Weichert sales professional with a single click. Our agents are at the ready, said broker Jerry Osinski of Weichert, Realtors On the Gulf. People will not be put on forever-hold, bounced around in the land of indefinite voicemail or told that no one is available to help. We are definitely available to help. Weichert, Realtors On the Gulf is at 15495 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Call 597-9003.Sales contract awarded for Mariposa residences KD Merick Properties has been awarded the exclusive contract to complete sales at Mariposa, an enclave of 80 coach and town homes developed by Zuckerman Homes south of Pine Ridge Road off Whipporwill Road. Prices for the remaining twoand three-bedroom homes start at $199,900. Robb & Stucky wins contract for Marco resortRobb & Stucky Interior Design has been awarded the contract to refurbish 98 guest suites at Marco Beach Ocean Resort. The firms design team of Dawn Harmon and Donna Grose will execute the project. The resort is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts. Taylor Morrison homes sold in Treviso Bay Wayne Martin, director of sales and marketing at Treviso Bay, announces the sale of three homes in May and JuneREAL ESTATE BRIEFS SEE BRIEFS, B10 BY ANN SCHLEYHAHN____________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTO Aria, with its iconic circular red tops, is the last of 17 high-rise towers developed by the Lutgert Companies on Park Shore Beach.COURTESY PHOTO Horizon House was the Lutgert Companies first beachfront high-rise on Park Shore Beach.COURTESY PHOTO The landmark Venetian Villas on Venetian Bay.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 REAL ESTATE RECENT TRANSACTIONS Arthrex Inc. has leased 25,000 square feet of office space from Creekwood of Naples LLP at 1265 Creekside Parkway. Craig Timmins of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction.Donald and Janet Held and Glenn and Pam Shoffler have leased 4,000 square feet of retail space from Continental Realty Corp. at 5369 Airport Pulling Road N. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. DSG Property LLC has purchased 2,950 square feet of office space at 3455 Pine Ridge Road for $662,500 from William Grant, trustee. Clint Sherwood and David Stevens of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. First International Title Inc. has leased 2,117 square feet of office space from Chase Development LLC at 2425 Tamiami Trail N. Craig Timmins of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Fluffy Bunny has leased 5,034 square feet of industrial space from Byron Trerice at 1440 Rail Head Blvd. Christine Gonnering Martin of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Opera Naples Inc. has purchased 8,400 square feet of office space at 2408 Linwood Ave. for $830,000, from Special Acquisitions II Inc. Christine Gonnering Martin of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Red Group Trust has purchased a 10,450-square-foot office building at 125 North Airport Pulling Road from Gramercy Capital Corp. for $540,000. Larry Foster and Dan OBerski of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Virginia Kendall and Janet Taper have leased 2,175 square feet of warehouse space from Islands and Highlands LLC at 4344 Corporate Square, Unit 3. Christine Gonnering Martin of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. 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 totaling $2,089,900. A Bianca detached villa residence by Taylor Morrison in Treviso Bays Vercelli neighborhood sold, as did a Francesca coach home and a Lucia coach home model, both by Taylor Morrison, in the Di Napoli neighborhood. We are continuing to build momentum with home closings and contracts at Treviso Bay, Mr. Martin said. We believe this indicates the pent-up homebuyer demand is beginning to release. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of Treviso Bay. Visit the sales center at 9004 Tamiami Trail, call 643-1414 or visit www.TrevisoBay.com for more information.Womens councils team up for Bon Apptit at the IOCThe Fort Myers and Bonita SpringsEstero chapters of the Womens Council of Realtors are joining together for the second annual Bon Apptit tasting event that will take place from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the International Design Center in Estero. The event will include a networking reception, food and beverage tasting stations and an auction. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door and can be obtained from committee members of the Womens Council of Realtors or by calling Terri Gilby at 4942823 or Deborah Hamilton at 390-8209. Proceeds will benefit the Educational Funds for the Chapter. Restaurants, caterers, dessert and wine/alcohol vendors are encouraged to have a table at the tasting. There is no charge for tasting tables, and dinnerware will be provided. For more information about participating as a vendor, call Terri Gilby at 494-2823. The deadline for vendor participation is Sept. 15. Sponsorship opportunities for Bon Apptit are available starting at $250. Contact Lisa Winters at 896-3003 for more information. The Womens Council of Realtors is also accepting donations for auction items. Call Deborah Hamilton at 390-8209 to submit items or for more information. BRIEFSFrom page 1
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Then they designed and built a system to clean and restore the bricks as the city peeled back the streets to replace the infrastructure underneath. Then they hired laborers and cleaned thousands of bricks themselves, while recruiting friends to donate equipment. Finally, they convinced officials that several blocks of downtown should be repaved with the heavy red bricks, upon which Thomas Edison and Henry Ford once trod. And now they are. All of these stories bespeak an activist philanthropy both energetic and peerless, and capable of affecting other lives for the good. Here are some of the gracious do-gooders own observations and a few details of the motivation behind their efforts.. John Remington, owner A. Vernon Allen Builders Inc. Raised in New Hampshire, John Remington attended Outward Bound at Hurricane Island, Me., as a young man. The month-long course helped him later decide to pick a major at the University of Florida that might benefit him in life, and allow him to help others as well. Mr. Remington earned a degree from the Department of Building and Construction in the UF School of Architecture. He says Outward Bound also helped give him the bold confidence to buy his company from its founder when he was just 24 years old (hes now 57). And the program still has an impact on him. Hes taken Outward Bound refresher courses in the wilderness throughout his adult life, and 22 years ago began sending young Neapolitans to Outward Bound courses. Lavern Gaynor helps. I built a house for her in 1978, and she let me talk her into sending her only granddaughter, at 16, to Outward Bound. She did a Colorado course and (Ms. Gaynor) said, John, you didnt tell me shed have to stay in the woods by herself (referring to the threeday solo Outward Bound students do), he recalls. Mr. Remington says the Keys course every spring involves kids and teachers from everywhere and every background some homeschoolers, and (students) from all the high schools from Immokalee to Everglades City to Naples. Last spring, 24 people went. One year, the Naples High School football coach took leaders of his team and did a six-day course. So why do the Remingtons and Ms. Gaynor do it? The reason we send kids and keep funding it is simple: We feel like we can touch some kids who are a little bit self-motivated and get a lot of bang for it. And we can also touch some unmotivated kids (and help them) recognize they can be in charge of their own motivation. Art Ullman, retired former owner Kelly Blueprints Art Ullman and his wife arrived in Naples 32 years ago from Long Island, to take over Kelly Blueprinting. We did blueprinting, aerial photography, everything. What happened is, I used to sell a lot of pictures in the store. So I went back about nine years ago, after Id sold the business, and I asked if they still had any pictures. The photographs had been part of Mr. Ullmans inventory. Most were taken from the air between 1940 and the 1970s, although a few dated back to about 1898. The photos themselves were gone, but the negatives werent. (The new owner) had them in a box, he says. I said, Ill take em. After sorting through the negatives and choosing some to print, he ordered new photos taken from the air for comparison. The project grew and grew, and I finally got to work with the Naples Backyard History Museum, he says. The effect is an extraordinary visual history from Marco Island and Naples to Fort Myers.I was trying to capture the history of Naples. I feel strongly about it, Mr. Ullman says.He calls it a hobby gone wild, explains Lois Bolin of Naples Backyard History. I tried to convince him to put the photos in a book or sell them, but he said he wasnt interested in profit. He just wanted people to come and enjoy them. His heart is tender. Raimond Aulen, The Indigo Room David Yates, Geeks-R-Us Years ago, David Yates learned that if you want change, you learn how the system works and then go out and change it. That was when Mr. Yates studied the environment with now retired FGCU Professor Bill Hammond, in a high-school course designed to create activists. It did. Mr. Yates is an activist ala Bill Hammond. And so is Rai Aulen an activist of the self-made variety. Rais a historic preservation expert, and he just decided this had to be done, Mr. Yates explains of their two-year effort, supported by friends and fellow contributors, to pave the streets of the historic downtown district with red bricks that once supported the likes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. The bricks had been covered up by asphalt for years. As city officials geared up to rip downtown to shreds and restore its aged infrastructure, however, they were decidedly uninterested in Mr. Yates and Mr. Aulens restoration idea. The first thing the city told us was that there werent many bricks under there, Mr. Yates recalls. We knew that wasnt true, says Mr. Aulen. So, adds Mr. Yates, with a huge conspiratorial grin, allegedly we went on stealth missions at 3 a.m. and drilled holes in the streets. From Jackson Street to Broadway, along both First Street and Main Street, they found brick dust. Countless thousands of bricks that had been laid into the streets between 1918 and the early 1920s were still there. And many of them were in great shape, many of them. So as city workers peeled the streets, piled the bricks on pallets and left them sitting curbside or out in an industrial yard off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Mr. Aulen and Mr. Yates designed and built a cleaning system and hired laborers to help. Eventually, the city donated a single employee to the cause, and Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott assigned prisoners to the job and even delivered them each weekend morning at 7 a.m. For almost two years, Caloosa Tent and Rentals donated a 30-by-30-foot tent to shade the workers, Mr. Aulen says. And Rick Simpson at Construction Sales and Rental Equipment donated a front-end loader to move pallets of bricks. He had somebody bring it out Friday night and return it Monday morning, every weekend for months, and he paid for everything gas, maintenance, all of it, Mr. Aulen says. About 80,000 bricks were cleaned. (Mr. Yates now has a bad shoulder from the process of picking up broken bricks with his right hand and tossing them in a pile to be used for edges and ends.) Finally, the city brought in a crew to lay the first 25 feet of bricks as a test patch in front of the new Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. Thats where Mr. Yates girlfriend found him about 9 p.m. that night, staring in wonder. It was so much better than I ever thought it could be, he says. Now about half the bricks on those downtown streets are historic, and recycled. In the minds of Mr. Yates and Mr. Aulen, thats better than streets paved with gold. Its not just a matter of having any bricks, although Rai located places where we could buy old matching bricks or have them made to those oversized scales. But its having THESE bricks, Mr. Yates insists. It ties downtown together. Its our history, echoing under our feet. DO-GOODFrom page 1VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY David Yates and Raimond Aulen were the force behind the brick streets that line downtown Fort Myers today.PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY The large photo at left and the smaller ones in the middle are views of Park Shore and Doctors Pass taken in the 1950s and s The shot at right was taken in 2008. These and numerous other then-and-now photographs of the Gulf coast are on display at the Naples Backy ard History Mini-Museum, thanks to Art Ullman.
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM AQUALANE SHORES tContemporary gourmet kitchen with center island. Bamboo ooring throughout, vaulted ceilings, replace, tiled pool. $3,495,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894AQUALANE SHORES tNew construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, six bedrooms, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. $5,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741AQUALANE SHORES tViews of Naples Bay! No bridges to Gulf, 7,370+ total SF, ve bedrooms, den, media room. Pool, 2 boat lifts and 3-car garage. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939AQUALANE SHORES AREA tSizable lot with magnicent Gulf views. Walk to Naples Pier and 3rd St. from this charming home. Being sold in as is condition. $8,300,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628 ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded and remodeled in 1995 with three bedrooms plus ofce. Pool, spa and summer kitchen, 660 SF boat house. $2,950,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080OLD NAPLES tTo-be-built home by one of the Premier builders in the area. Four bedrooms plus den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage, heated pool/spa. $2,995,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231WINDSTAR tArchitectural gem with 4 bedrooms plus den. Balconies and terraces off several rooms, 70 boat dock and Gulf access in minutes. $2,995,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091AQUALANE SHORES tCypress walls, 3 bedrooms, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water. $3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 AQUALANE SHORES tApproximately 167 of waterfront! 58x195x167x136 site with cut-in boat slip. Direct Gulf access. Older home on property. $2,895,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 ROYAL HARBOR tBrand new! Open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, four bedrooms plus den, a 2-car garage and pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! $2,595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 ROYAL HARBOR tOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances. $1,699,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949OLD NAPLES t 135 5TH AVENUESOUTHRoomy, nicely updated three bedroom, three bath home with writers retreat. Pool/spa area, and replace. Open air balcony. $1,975,000 | Karen Coney Coplin/Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA tUpdates include faux paint, hand rubbed nishes and builtins. Elevator. Plunge pool, outdoor kitchen and replace. $2,150,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304ROYAL HARBOR tBermuda-style 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath home. Coral stone replace, hazelnut wood oors, and elevator. Heated pool. $2,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES COLONNADE ON 5TH tSpacious and lovely oor plan with 2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, and hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575ROYAL HARBOR t4,600+ total SF and 4 bedrooms. 142 of seawall, large dock and 2-boat lifts. Direct access to the Gulf (no bridges). $1,200,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080OLD NAPLES tFlorida cottage offers 3 bedrooms plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach. $1,625,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL t#314 Luxury resort nestled on Naples Bay. Southern exposure view of marina. Spa, tennis, marina, and yacht club. $769,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123OLD NAPLES BAYPORT VILLAGE t#PH-301 Three bedroom plus den. Poolside cabana. Granite, marble, Brazilian cherry wood oors, 2-car garage. Pet friendly. $899,000 | Tom McCarthy/Isabelle Edwards | 434-2424 Single Family Homes 725 18th Avenue SouthTotally renovated, 2 bedroom canal front home. Over 2,550 total SF, bamboo oors, granite countertops, generator.$1,795,000 | Mary Johnson/Vincent Bandelier | 250-57321700 3rd Street SouthWell-located and updated 3 bedroom cottage 3 blocks to the beach. Deep lot (165). Large pool deck. Furnished.$1,600,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Condominiums/Villas AQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished.$799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Lots 815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approximately 80 dock, covered slip and boat house.$2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Single Family Homes 366 Central AvenueElegance, up-to-date construction and quality material throughout this 3 bedroom plus den pool home with over 5,125 total SF.$2,900,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529287 11th Avenue SouthStructure in National Register Historic District. Two-story cottage; heart pine oors, and guest house.$1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424441 Central AvenueTropical gardens, Koi pond and Balinese orchid house grace the grounds. Fourth bedroom has outside access.$1,750,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678599 3rd Street NorthPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house.$1,595,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329 Condominiums/Villas ROSE VILLAS 510 10th Avenue SouthDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, four bedrooms plus den. Private pool.$1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741CHATHAM PLACE 350 8th Avenue South #9Three-story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence. Private splash pool, 2-car garage. Saturnia marble oors, high ceilings.$1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424LAS DUNAS 212 4th Street SouthThree blocks to beach. Townhome with 4 bedrooms, study, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, private courtyard with pool.$1,550,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474SHADOWMOSS 350 3rd Avenue SouthThis 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces and lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler.$1,195,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street SouthOver 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach.$1,099,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #244Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month.$895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119VILLAS RAVELLO 842 9th Avenue SouthPrivate tropical 2-story villa, with an attached garage, courtyard heated pool, two bedrooms plus den. Walk to 5th Ave.$795,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #342Top oor 2 bedroom 2 bath villa suite with southern exposure. Private corner porch with marina view. Turnkey furnished.$785,000 | Michelle Thomas/Cathy Owen | 642-2222NAPLES BAY RESORTTHE COTTAGES 985 Sandpiper Street #I-102Tastefully turnkey furnished 1st oor cottage home. Granite tops, jetted whirlpool tub. Membership privileges.$650,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #A322Top oor, corner 2 bedroom. Sunset city/bay/docks views! Owners can occupy alternate months to generate income.$649,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #360Brand new waterfront resort, 2 bedroom, 2 bath hotel condominium with upscale furnishings. First class amenities. Turnkey.$629,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322SUNTIDE ON TENTH 653 10th Avenue SouthLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor.$595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894THE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy.$499,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 Lots/Boat Slips 195 Central AvenueOnly 1.5 blocks to beach and a short stroll to 5th Ave. shopping and dining. Lot is 76 X 150 with a total of 11,500 SF.$1,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231SEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60-foot nger prier. Walk to downtown.$425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654 Single Family Homes 1244 Cobia CourtOne of the best waterway locations in Royal Harbor. Very quiet. Very livable 3 bedroom. Pool. Dock, on 67 seawall.$895,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Lots 1571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard.$699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420GOLDEN SHORES VARESE 1601 Curlew Avenue #1601Custom, like new 3 bedroom, 3 bath en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock and canal.$929,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1200 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3 bedrooms, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters and breakfast bar. New A/C.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654SANDPIPER BAY CLUB 3011 Sandpiper Bay Circle #205Overlooking a lush, tropical nature preserve. Only minutes to downtown Naples and Gulf beaches! Updated kitchen.$160,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411MARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright and light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den with double garage and lanai.$409,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES tLuxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-211 Distinct 3BR with A/C 2-car garage, 97-slip marina with charter boat services. $1,845,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3BR/3.5BA. Private elevator, 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/T ade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3BR/3.5BA waterfront home. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3BRs/3.5BAs, marble entry, wood oors, 10 ceilings. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-209 Custom villa. W ood ooring, chiseled marble, replace, 3BRs plus den. $1,995,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-201 Custom-painted 3BR plus den, 3.5BA spacious oor plan. Marble and wood oors. $2,750,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#2202 Two bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $425,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. Ten-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $485,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. T urnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 #4401 Sophisticated residence with granite, stainless appliances, and wood oors. $395,000 | Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 #5504 Stunning residence with furnishings, crown moulding and lovely sunsets from the west facing lanai. $594,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 WINDSTAR ROYALHARBOR AQUALANESHORES ROYALHARBORAREA OLDNAPLES OLDNAPLES OLDNAPLES Condominiums/Villas NAPLES BAY RESORT 1480 5th Avenue South BS #B-43What a value for a 40 dock! Marina with hotel and shops, Yacht Club, and Private Club with spa. No bridges to the Gulf.$295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VILLAGE GREEN EVERGLADES CLUB 661 12th Avenue South #661Two bedroom, 1.5 bath residence situated close to downtown historic Old Naples. Turnkey furnished. 55+.$175,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 OPEN SUN.1-4 JanMartindaleHosts OLD NAPLES t 181 15TH AVENUESOUTHA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath offered as-is. $1,650,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OPEN SUN.1-4
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM LAKEVIEW TERRACE tUnique piece of land is only 1/2 block off of 5th Avenue South and 3 blocks to the beach. PUD approved for 10 condominiums, zoning is in place. $3,900,000 | Paige Reddick | 239-272-5767155 20TH AVENUE SOUTH tOne block to the beach! Built in 2008. Over 5,300 A/C sq. ft., four bedrooms plus den and bonus lounge. Heated pool and spa. $4,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231GULF SHORE BLVD. SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier and walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331BROAD AVENUE SOUTH tCharming beachfront home with guest house circa 1901 has been completely renovated with upscale, modern amenities. Secluded pool area, wonderful Gulf views. $8,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 NEW LISTING 15TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! 4 bedroom plus den, 5.5 bath Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace and pool/spa. $3,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420244 4TH AVENUENORTH tCustom-built, decorated and fully furnished. Just 2 blocks to beaches. Over 4,700 SF of living area; 5 bedrooms plus den. $3,595,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231PAR LA VILLE tMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches. $3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 2ND AVENUE SOUTH tSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen. $2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741GARDEN TERRACE tElegant and innovative new construction on a beautiful street. Steps from the beach. Private outdoor pool and spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-074114TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo-story, 4 bedroom home with den/ofce. Hardwood oors, brick replace, elevator, granite, and summer kitchen. $3,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894SOUTH LAKEDRIVE tSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering. $3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 VILLAS ESCALANTE t#C-6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PALM CIRCLE WEST tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, 3 bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091GULF SHORE BLVD.NORTH tOver acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing 3 bedroom cottage surrounded by landscaping. $2,395,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584SANDY CAY tClose to beach and 5th Avenue shops. Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with family room, private elevator, replace, and built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 7TH STREET SOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak oors, 3 bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089414TH AVENUE SOUTH tGulf, beaches, sunsets, and Pier are just steps away. Lofted, paneled ceilings, open decks, 3 bedrooms and 4 baths. $1,880,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235CHATHAM PLACE t#5 This 4,000+ total SF, 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath offers luxury living on 3 levels. Three blocks to the beach. $1,984,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BEACH BUNGALOWS tIn the center of downtown, this villa has over 2,500 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths. Heated pool. $1,990,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663 780 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM t#307 This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished. $975,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161OLDNAPLES tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,495,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529RIDGE LAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining and lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond. $1,699,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741RIDGE LAKE tSophisticated cottage with guest house, lakefront setting, coral oors, replace, walls of glass, close to beach. $1,795,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 Single Family Homes 520 9th Avenue SouthInspired by Addison Mizner design, 3 bedroom plus den, 4 bath home being built. Cypress ceiling, stone, pool/spa.$2,494,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741483 Palm Circle WestCustom-built home with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool.$1,899,999 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231677 Bougainvillea RoadNear beach! Now $200,000 off in-season pricing. Lakefront 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Separate entrance to in-law/guest suite.$990,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 Condominiums/Villas VILLAS VERONA 259 4th Avenue South #103Two blocks to the beach and 1 block to 5th Ave. S. Two bedrooms plus den, private heated pool/spa and 2 lanai areas.$1,350,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231CATELENA 306 6th Avenue SouthLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed.$1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231WHARFSIDE 830 River Point Drive #4Situated on Naples Bay! Sunsets and long water views! Recently updated 3 bedroom townhouse, 30 boat dock included.$490,000 | Julie Rembos/Paula Sims | 262-6600FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile and turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed.$399,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231BEAUMER 803 River Point Drive #307-BTotally and beautifully updated two bedroom furnished residence. Awesome kitchen, tile oors, and updated bathroom.$299,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 Lots 115 5th Avenue SouthSELLER FINANCING EXTENDED. Corner of Gulf Shore Blvd. and 5th Avenue South. High, natural elevation.$2,950,000 | Jim Barker | 250-6342205 South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach and 5th Ave. S. and 3rd St. S.$2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 Condominiums/Villas LUXURY BEACHFRONT LIVINGTOWNMANOR CLUB 1021 3rd Street South #204Beautifully renovated, turnkey furnished 2 bedroom. New appliances, tile, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry! Walk to beach.$398,000 | Mary Yon | 572-3274TOWNMANOR 1021 3rd Street South #104Walk to beach, dining and shops. Bright corner 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1st oor residence. Co-op with land lease. Turnkey furnished.$265,000 | Judy Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle/Linda Perry | 261-616181 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. One block to Gulf. Plans for a 4 bedroom Stofft Cooney design available.$2,375,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Condominiums/Villas COQUINA SANDS VIA DELFINO t#301 On the beach location and renovated with European craftsmanship. A gourmet kitchen, complete with a wine storage area. $2,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894PARK SHORE LE CIEL PARK TOWER t#1103 Uninterrupted view of Gulf. Three bedrooms, three baths, upgrades in kitchen and guest baths. Two parking spaces. $2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BAY COLONY CONTESSA t#1804 COMPLETELY REMODELED! Three bedroom plus den beachfront residence with everything new! 3,200+ total SF. Decorated by Robb & Stucky. $2,795,000 | Leah D. Ritchey/Marlene Abbott-Barber | 594-9494VANDERBILT BEACH THE VANDERBILT t#PH-02 Views of Gulf, waterways and all the way to Sanibel. Rooftop patio with spa, outdoor movie theater and summer kitchen. $3,800,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 MOORINGS GRAMERCY t#N3 Beachfront 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath with 3,270 total SF. Electric shutters on the glass and screened 24 terrace. $1,200,000 | Mimi Straub | 434-2424PARK SHORE LA MER t#404 Spectacular beachfront corner 3 bedroom. Southwest views overlooking park. Totally renovated to create an open oor plan. $1,849,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939MARCO ISLAND HIDEAWAY BEACH ROYAL MARCO POINT II t#526 Beautifully upgraded front residence with panoramic views of beach/Gulf. Shows like a model! Decorator furnished. $1,880,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MARCO ISLAND CAPE MARCO BELIZE t#2105 Beautiful dream home in the sky. Over 3,600 SF of living area, 11 high ceilings, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,075,000 | Chris Adams | 404-5130 1355 GORDONDRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,495,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 Mitch/SandiWilliams Hosts OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. >$1,000,00018 PARK SHORE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #314 $1,225,000 Premier Properties Fred Alter 269-4123 19 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 20 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1580 Marsh Wren Lane $1,595,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 21 MEDITERRA MILAN 15429 Milan Way $1,649,900 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 22 OLD NAPLES 181 15th Avenue South $1,650,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 403-4529 23 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 470 Egret Avenue $1,875,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 24 OLD NAPLES 135 5th Avenue South $1,975,000 Premier Properties Jan Martindale 896-0360>$2,000,000 25 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. Call agent for entry 26 ROYAL HARBOR 2220 Snook Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 27 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 222 Channel Drive $2,970,000 Premier Properties Roya Nouhi 290-9111 >$3,000,00028 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Mitch/ Sandi Williams 370-8879 29 OLD NAPLES 244 4th Avenue North $3,595,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 30 BAREFOOT BEACH 105 St. Eustacius Lane $3,895,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666. Call agent for entry>$5,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 161 4TH ST $159,500 Downing FryeRealty, Inc. Doreen Vachon 643-0636>$300,000 2 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $300s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 3 BONITA BAY WATERFORD 3310 Glen Cairn Court #201 $399,900 Premier Properties Bet Dewey 564-5673>$400,000 4 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-4 5 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 8149 Las Palmas Way $498,500 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7 84-5552>$500,000 6 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #3D $519,000 Premier Properties Paula Sims/Julie Rembos 262-6600 7 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 8 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7114 Mill Run Circle $589,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7845552 9 MEDITERRA CALABRIA 28541 Calabria Court #102 $599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$600,000 10 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 11 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 12 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $649,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 13 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. $699,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$700,000 14 MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 $729,900 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 >$800,00015 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2048 Imperial Circle $849,000 Premier Properties Dina L. Moon 370-1252 >$900,00016 COQUINA SANDS 700 Orchid Drive $980,000 Premier Properties Karen Coney Coplin 261-1235 17 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander Drive $988,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/ Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420
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 PARK SHORE, MOORINGS & SURROUNDS1727 Alamanda DriveFour bedroom, 2 bath pool home. Live close to Lowdermilk Beach Park, shopping and downtown areas! New roof. $470,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231266 Yucca RoadFabulous opportunity to build your dream home. Lot size is 113x197x110x195 Close to beaches, shopping & dining.$1,640,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420670 Murex DriveExceptional property located close to beach shopping and more on a lovely street. Build your dream home here.$599,000 | Steve Smiley | 298-4327649 Bowline DriveFive bedrooms plus den, 5 full baths, 2 half-baths. Home theatre with full bar. Space over the three-car garage.$1,997,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552SUZANNE 825 Ketch Drive #200Spacious 3 bedroom end residence. Located close to beaches and dining and shopping. Private beach membership available.$295,000 | Robin Weidle | 370-5515ALAMANDA APTS 1964 Alamanda DriveLess than a mile to the Moorings Beach. Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath, new carpet, paint, vanities and xtures.$150,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Condominiums/Villas OPEN SUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Dr.#134 Long Venetian Bay views, new carpet/paint. Corner 2 bedroom with windows on 3 sides for a light, bright interior.$649,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #2ASerene views of Venetian Bay from recently updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Granite countertops, wood ooring.$585,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #4ASerene views of Venetian Bay from this rarely offered 3 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence. Steps to beach.$549,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600JACARANDA 4082 Belair Lane #20West of US 41, 2240 square feet under air, 3 bedroom plus den, 3 full bath. Granite kitchen countertops.$419,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231PARK WEST VILLAS 4708 West Blvd.Lovely 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath villa. Updated bathrooms and kitchen. Pets upon approval. Minutes to Gulf beaches and shops.$359,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203JACARANDA 4082 Belair Lane #10This 3 bedroom plus glassed-in porch used as den is updated and in excellent condition. Wood and tile ooring.$274,500 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry & Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN POINT 1 300 Park Shore Drive #3DLovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished residence has wonderful bay views. Stroll to Venetian Village.$519,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PARK WEST VILLAS 4704 Park West Blvd.Lovely two-story villa with 2 bedrooms, loft and 3rd bedroom on 2nd oor. Kitchen and bathrooms updated. Pets OK.$319,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203PARK WEST VILLAS 4710 West Blvd.Two-story villa lives like a single-family home. Ceramic tile oors, updated kitchen, newer cabinets and appliances.$319,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 MOORINGS tWaterfront 4 bedroom plus den and game room; 6,700+ SF under air; 4-car garage, sound and security systems, pool and spa. $5,950,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tNew construction home on Venetian Bay. Four bedrooms, library, game room, study, heated pool/spa, dock/hoist. $4,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tWide water views from recently updated, 2story luxurious waterfront property offering 5 bedrooms, den, 6 baths. $4,900,000 Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 PARK SHORE tOn Venetian Bay with 165 on the water. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 28 ceiling, replace, koi ponds and dock. $4,750,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE t350 Neptunes BightFountains grace entry of this 4 bedroom plus den two-level home. Overlooks bay. Leisure room, ofce, studio, pool/spa, dock. $4,695,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tReminiscent of a French Chteau. Sophisticated details, 4 bedroom plus den in a Feng Shui plan. $2,850,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 MOORINGS tCompletely renovated! Western sunsets over Bowline Bay. Travertine marble, stainless appliances, granite counters. $2,325,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444 MOORINGS tOutstanding! Over 4,400 A/C SF, panoramic golf views, 5 bedrooms and gourmet kitchen. Three-car garage. $2,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS tGround level master, den, 3 bedroom suites upstairs. Cypress bead board ceilings, 3-car garage, 66 heated pool. $2,275,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 PARK SHORE tBeautifully kept 3 bedroom offers 2,500+ total SF and is completely renovated! Covered outside dining and large pool. $725,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 PARK SHORE COLONADE tAthena model with 3 bedrooms. Marble oors, new kitchen cabinets, plantation shutters and 10 ceilings. $695,000 Julie Rembos/Linda Ohler | 595-1809 VILLAS OF PARK SHORE tFurnished villa with large oor plan, 2 bedrooms upstairs and master on main level. Two-car garage. $695,000 | Bette Helms | 261-6200 PARK SHORE PIEDMONT CLUB tWonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath direct bayfront location. Enjoy Naples famous sunsets and city night lights. Only 19 residences. $650,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT I t300 Park Shore Dr. #4B Fabulous location! Three bedrooms, incredible Venetian Bay views. Steps to beach, dining, and shopping. $645,000 Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 OPENSUN. 1-4 PARK SHORE tNew on the water home in Addsion Mizner-style (to be constructed in ) is a true showpiece. Floorplan available. $4,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 PARK SHORE tTwo-story home affords long water views. Five bedrooms, den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage, pool. Boat dock/lift. $3,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS tPanoramic western Bay views! Large ofce, artists studio, 3 bedroom, 4.5 baths. Lift, 2 docks, pool, double 2-car garages. $3,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tMagnicent private 4 bedroom compound. Modern appointments, elevator, theatre, docks available, private beach. $3,195,000 Vickie Larscheid/Ann Marie Shimmer | 250-5041 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE tLuxuriously appointed waterfront villas offer exquisite views from multiple balconies overlooking Moorings Bay and include gourmet kitchen, private pool, spa & deeded boat slips. Carefree, upscale living!From the low $3 million Michael Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDS PARK SHORE PARK SHORE Condominiums/Villas PARK SHORE AREA MOORINGS PARK SHORE t537 Devils LaneNewly constructed residence offers 7840 total SF, 4 en-suite bedrooms and 2 half baths, 2-story living room. $2,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 OPENSUN. 1-4 COQUINA SANDS PARK SHORE tNew construction courtyard home with 3,940 SF A/C, 4 bedrooms, study, 4 baths including guest cabana; 3-car garage. $2,195,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tWaterfront property on Venetian Bay with 116 of water frontage with only 1 bridge to the Gulf. Close to the beach. $1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE tThree bedrooms, den & pool. Chefs kitchen. Outdoor screened living room and summer kitchen. $1,899,000 Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 MOORINGS VILLASOF FAIRWAY TERRACE t664 Fairway Terrace Magnicent 1 & 2-story villas built BCB Homes and designed by Stofft Cooney Architects. Choose from 4 oor plans with outstanding amenities. Just over $2.1 million Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz 777-3301 PARK SHORE tWaterfront property on Venetian Bay offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great views, and Gulf access. Large screened pool. $1,799,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS tBoat dock #23 included! Water views from this 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath top-oor furnished residence. $599,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 MOORINGS tClose to beach, west of 41. Peaceful setting. Existing 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with updated granite kitchen. $499,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 COQUINA SANDS BANYAN CLUB tThis two bedroom, two bath residence offers a spacious screened terrace, open oor plan, and fully equipped kitchen. $399,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PARK SHORE PARK WEST VILLAS tTastefully updated 3 bedroom with 2,450+ total SF. Glassed-in lanai, hurricane shutters and newer metal roof. $359,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 PARK SHORE tModied Rutenberg plan opens to pool/ lanai from living/dining room, family room, master bedroom and 3rd bedroom. $610,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 COQUINA SANDS t1170 Oleander Dr. Two blocks to the beach from this beautiful setting. This 3 bedroom is in move-in condition. Furnished. $988,500 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPENSUN. 1-4 COQUINA SANDS t700 Orchid Drive Close to beach and the Gulf! Split bedrooms featuring 3 separate master suites and a study. Private lot, pool, spa. $980,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 OPENSUN. 1-4 SEAGATE tLive comfortably, spacious 3 bedroom (2 master suites). Picturesque views over lagoon/mangroves, no homes across water. $960,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 PARK SHORE tBeautiful waterfront views. Corner lot, deeded dock with Gulf access. Older home being sold in as is condition. $1,599,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT WEST t#403 Overlooking Venetian Bay. Granite, wood cabinets, stainless appliances, 3 bedrooms, balcony from master. $995,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 MOORINGS tUpdated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. Wood oors, mouldings, granite, SS appliances. Cast stone pool deck. Stunning views. $895,000 | Mary Smallwood | 293-0349 MOORINGS tWalk to private beach/park! Three bedroom professionally decorated and furnished. Oversized lot (98 x 170) with pool. $799,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 MOORINGS tPristine 3 bedroom pool home with recent upgrades overlooking golf course. Tenant thru Dec. 14, 2009 for add. income. $765,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 PARK SHORE PIEDMONTCLUB t#204 Finely appointed 3 bedroom with wide western bay views! Turnkey furnished. Intimate complex with bayside pool. $775,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 PARK SHORE COLONADE tDelphi Model with a private elevator, 14 ceilings, 3,200+ total SF and 2-car garage. Walk to private beach area. $775,000 Linda Ohler/Julie Rembos | 404-6460 OPENSUN. 1-4
OLD NAPLES 616 Fifth Avenue S. 239-434-0101 CENTRAL NAPLES 3255 Tamiami Trail N. 239-261-6622 UPTOWN 2600 Immokalee Rd. 239-598-0059www.JohnRWood.com e symbol of local knowledge BONITA / ESTERO 26269 S. Tamiami Trail 239-498-9200 SANIBEL 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-472-2411 CHARLESTON SQUARE 225 Banyan Blvd. 239-643-3636 AQUALANE SHORES, 1526 4th St S Located with the beach & 3rd Street at your ngertips! This unique, home in a tropical oasis, designed for entertaining or personal enjoyment. 5/6.5 (H4136) Sara Williams, 784-5610 $2,495,000 MEDITERRA, 16622 Cortona Ln Private Southern lakefront. Custom appointed London Bay expanded Asti model. Old world Mediterranean charm and tradition. 3+Den/3.5 (H3585) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $1,799,000 PARK SHORE, 4000 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1000 Elegant living directly over the water!!! First oor at, completely renovated with exquisite touches everywhere. Spectacular views. 3/2.5 (V1226) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $1,575,000 PINE RIDGE, 611 Gordonia Rd Unique courtyard style home in pristine condition. Very private. Expansive tropical lanai/pool area, fabulous builtins, high quality nishes & more! 5+Den/4 (H3987) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $ 1 ,499,000 OLD NAPLES, 555 5th Ave S #Ph-1 Penthouse Beach Club Retreat, up and above Old Naples Beach, just 3 blocks from the Gulf and center to the vibrant Village of Old Naples. 2+Den/2 (C5114) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $1 195,900 VASARI, 28642 Via D Arezzo Beautiful inside and out. Paradiso estate home w/stunning views over zero edge pool to lake and golf course. Beautifully appointed. 4+Den/3.5 (H3933) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $995,900 NAPLES LAKES COUNTRY CLUB, 5107 Castlerock Way Exquisite estate home enhanced w/numerous valuable upgrades. CC membership included. 3-car side entry garage is ideal for your own golf cart. 3+Den/3.5 (H2883) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $895,000 MOORINGS, 2400 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #804 Admiralty Point. Guard Gated 10 acre Resort Community, on the Beach & Bay. Boating, Fishing, Marina, 3 Pools, Spas, Har-Tru tennis courts. 2/2 (C5541) Margaret Hutchison/Audrey Carmony, 272-7000 $849,000 MOORINGS, 1947 Crayton Rd Charming renovated pool home, over 4000 T. sq. ft. Lge cream tile thru out, turnkey furnished. Nr. pv beach club Circle drive, dble garage. (H3039) Margaret Hutchison & Audrey Carmony, 272-7000 $849,000 MONTEREY, 2122 La Paz Ct LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Triple WOW of locations! So. rear exp, long lake views, quiet cul-de-sac. Beautiful & bright open oor plan. A must see! 5/3 (H4122) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $824,900 IMPERIAL SHORES, 4865 REGAL DR A Boaters Dream & priced to sell. Unique Key West style home w/ boat dock, lift & seawall. Super southern views of canal & bay to Gulf from bi-level lanai. 3/2 (H4238) Margaret Hutchison & Audrey Carmony, 272-7000 $799,900 OLD NAPLES, 555 5th Avenue S #203 Low price...Brand new...Prime location!!! Clearly the best strong value. Introducing newly completed On 5th. Up and above Old Naples Beach. 2+Den/2 (C5116) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $645,900 PALM BAY ESTATES, 26773 Hickory Blvd #2 Immaculate turnkey townhouse on Estero Bay. Boat dock w/Gulf access, easy beach access, renovated baths, rec room. 2 lanais overlooking Bay. 2+Den/3 (C5556) Maggie Sanders, 269-4499, Constance Spitzmiller, 449-2746 $629,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES, 2032 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Beautifully remodeled home w/golf course view. All new kitchen is a delight. Gorgeous ooring, replace. A must see! 3+Den/2.5 (H4007) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $589,000 MOORINGS, 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N Port au Villa. 4 units available. Beach & Boating, 2/2, 1200 s.f. Turnkey furnished. Large custom tile. 2/2 (C5125) Margaret Hutchison/Audrey Carmony, 272-7000 $349,000 TO $549,000 GLEN EDEN, 14746 Glen Eden Dr Immaculate detached villa w/pool & lake view west of 41. Minutes to beaches, shopping, dining. Affordable fees $640 per quarter. Many upgrades. Turnkey. 3+Den/3 (V1017) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $544,900 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES, 2232 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Lake & golf views abound in this home. All new kitchen is open to family room w/coral stone replace. Sparkling pool is heated by solar and electric. 3/2.5 (H4255) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $525,000 SATURNIA LAKES, 2205 Canary Island Cv REDUCED $200K! Built in 2006 and 2,700 sq. ft. of incredible features! Expansive master suite, custom kitchen, extensive crown molding, bricked patio, lake vi. 4/2.5 (H3849) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $495,000 OLDE CYPRESS, 3130 Santorini Ct Your private retreat awaits your arrival. Enjoy quiet times or entertaining on your oversized lanai with aqua-link shimmering pool and garden feature. 2+Den/2 (V1252) Pam Schultz, 272-0039 $489,900 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES, 1905 Princess Ct Traditional home on quiet street. Completely remodeled kitchen & baths. Hardwood ooring in living area, bright bay window, lanai with pool. Tremendous value. 3+Den/2.5 (H4302) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $475,000 LITTLE HICKORY SHORES, 225 3rd St W Bring your boat and settle in to this charming and comfortable home with dock and hoist on canal. Ten minutes to Wiggins Pass by boat, Gulf access. 2/2 (H4175) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $474,900 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES, 2025 Prince Dr Fabulous Lake & Golf course views from this spacious 4-bedroom pool home. High ceilings grace all living areas. This kitchen has a wonderful open plan. 4/2 (H4274) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $469,000 PELICAN BAY, 6585 Nicholas Blvd, #603 Relax & enjoy the sunset from your lanai with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the private beach club & amenities of Pelican Bay. 2+Den/2 (C5155) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $469,000 COPPERLEAF AT THE BROOKS, 23291 Foxtail Spacious furnished 2 story home, quite setting w/golf & lake views in bundled golf community, Heated pool/spa, 2-car garage & private beach club available. 3+Den/3 (H3775) Maggie Sanders, 2694499, Constance Spitzmiller, 449-2746 $469,000 ARBOR TRACE, 1001 Arbor Lake Dr, #406 Tower Pointe Luxury retirement living w/fabulous views of Gulf & Wiggins Pass. Amenities include ne dining, clubhouse, pool, tness, concierge. 2/2 (C2407) Pam Etheridge, 269-4614 $399,900 VILLAGE WALK, 3461 Donoso Ct Rarely available extended Oakmont plan featuring white tile, high ceilings, newer a/c & appliances w/lake view. Community pools & tennis at Town Center. 3+Den/2 (H2548) Merry Coolidge, CRS, GRI, 450-4924 $385,000 PELICAN BAY, 5815 Glencove Dr, #1201 SUITE TREAT. Pelican Bay. First oor with split bdrm Cambridge, most sought-after model. Furnished, lanai glassed and screen, 1606 T. Sq Ft. 2/2 (C4999) Margaret Hutchison/Audrey Carmony, 272-7000 $379,000 PELICAN MARSH, 2205 Arielle Dr, #1301 This one has it all! One of the best locations in Arielle overlooking lake with water display. Tintedglass enclosed lanai, 2-car garage, many upgrades. 3+Den/2 (C4918) Sally Pratt, 280-2219 $375,000 RIVER REACH, 2410 Outrigger Ln Open by appt. GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY! GULF ACCESS community via community boat ramp on the Gordon River. Lots of space, alarm system & more! 4/2 (H4245) Mark J. Semeraro, ABR, 370-2455 $349,000 GLEN EAGLE, 224 Glen Eagle Cir Golf community minutes to 5th, 3rd & beaches. Open oor plan w/2124 SF, granite kitchen, diag tile, coffer ceilings, water softener, pool/ spa. 2+Den/2 (H4019) Jim Scartz, 877-9726, Douglas R. Smith, 682-0414 $339,900 PELICAN MARSH, 2110 Arielle Dr, #108 Sunny southern exposure overlooking lakes & golf course. Top oor coach home w/single garage. Active Florida lifestyle private golf available. 3/2 (C5198) Merry Coolidge, CRS, GRI, 450-4924 $339,900 WORTHINGTON, 13450 Bridgeford Ave Loads of upgrades here! Gorgeous sunsets over the lake view. Large lanai, champ golf & tennis included. 3+Den/2 (V1194) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, CRS, GRI, ABR, 851-6918 $339,500 MOORINGS, 1930 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #C 303 Sun, swim & sunsets, w/beach access right across the street. Nicely upgraded residence overlooks the pool/garden area with partial Bay & Gulf views. 2/2 (C5551) Sally Pratt, 280-2219 $339,000 WILLOUGHBY ACRES, 163 Madison Dr Large lot 180x135 2/2 1924 sq ft of l.a. fenced yard, room for pool. 1 owner home trust warranty included. Decorating allowance credit. 2/2 (H4179) Grace Monahan, 404-3400 $284,900 THE STRAND, 5980 Pinnacle Ln, #2701 Tile throughoutWindow treatments, walk-in closets, Lakefront, Electric shutters, Pool, Gated Community. One Year Home Warranty for Buyer. 3/2 (C5387) Grace Monahan, 404-3400 $270,000 July 12th OPEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellow
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009WEEK at-a-glance More of the sameRidgway Bar and Grill keeps up a long tradition of excellence. C23 Words with winemakersVino columnist Jim McCracken reports on his conversations. C22 Fun on the townDancing at Handsome Harrys, plus the first Friday concert at Mercato.C20 & 21 Public EnemiesFilm critic Dan Hudak says Johnny Depp does John Dillinger justice. C12 blicEnemies Young thespians get in on the act with The Naples PlayersMeg Pryor worries about the next generation. Shes concerned that entertainment technology will hinder opportunities for children to pretend, imagine, play and create. By teaching KidzAct classes for The Naples Players, however, Ms. Pryor is doing her part to make sure that doesnt happen. KidzAct classes at the Sugden Community Theatre expose youngsters to live theatre, help them evolve on stage and give them the tools to grow in real life. KidzAct summer theater camp runs through June and July. The evolution begins with KinderAct for children who have completed pre-K or kindergarten. Each two-week session uses a childrens book as the center activities in music, movement, acting and creative play. On a recent morning, instructors Dawn Lebrecht Fornara and Mary Anne McKerrow struggled to wrangle their ducklings into a malformed circle, only to be interrupted by an urgent I have to go potty! The inevitable time out ensued. SEE KIDZACT, C15 BY FELICIA LILIEN_________________________Special to Florida Weekly Wo r d Vino c o o n his c F un D anc in the f i rs C 2 0 & Pu b Film c r does J o Pu b worries a b out t h e next he sconcernedthatenterT h e evo l ution b e g ins wit h Kin d erAct L IE N _______________ a Wee kly STOUNDED. Stupified. Amazed. Happy. Thats how youll feel when watching Saltimbanco, one of Cirque Du Soleils traveling shows. Itll make you feel like a kid again. Itll remind you of when you wanted to run away and join the circus. Saltimbanco, playing at the Germain Arena in Estero through July 12, is a circus like no other. Its based on Canadian street performers and European acts, and there are no lions, tigers, elephants or animals at all. In their place: gravity-defying humans, gymnasts whod perform circles around Olympians,A SEE CIRQUE, C4 BY NANCY STETSON_____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.com July 8-12 at Germain Area in Estero C4if you go:COURTESY PHOTOThe cast of Saltimbanco, a show inspired by the urban fabric of a metropolis and its colorful inhabitantsBaron, one the characters who live in the city and portray the hustle and bustle of the streetanallegorical & RIDA W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E KLY R TS & ENTERTAI N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S CEN E COURTESY PHOTO inspired by the urTh e ca st of Saltimbanco, a show i colorful inhabitants e tr op ol is a nd i ts c acrobatic journey Cirque Du Soleil brings colorful, energetic adventure to Germain ArenaPEGGY FARREN/FLORIDA WEEKLYAll the worlds a stage for KidzAct kids.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 In Love in the Time of Cholera, Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Mrquez writes of long-suffering love, the triumph of old age, and manatees. To be fair, the manatees are less of a theme more of a motif, really but they pop up frequently in this epic of romantic longing. We first meet the marine mammals along the waters of the Magdalena as our protagonist heads into the Colombian jungle to escape the sorrow of a broken heart. Florentino Ariza was never very conscious of that curative journey. He would remember it always, as he remembered everything that happened during that period, through the rarified lens of his misfortune. Perhaps it is this lens that shapes his view of the creatures he watches from the deck of the steamboat, the alligators sunning themselves on sandy banks, their mouths open to catch butterflies and the manatees that nursed their young at large maternal teats and startled the passengers with their womans cries. Misfortune or no, Florentino Ariza is not the first man aboard a ship to attribute womanly qualities to the graceful sea cow. Mariners have been mixing up manatees and mermaids for centuries. Even Chris-Love, lust and the misperceived manatee SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org too, is a misperception. According to an article reported on the Miami Herald Web site, a group of 10 manatees was recently spotted offshore near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, frolicking in the shallow waves. Nine virile males surrounded one big-hipped, thousandpound female and took turns making sweet love to her under the moonlight. A fitting image for a novel about love and lust and a good sign for the continuation of the species. Mermaids rose high out of the sea, he wrote in 1493. But were not as beautiful as they are represented...topher Columbus might have gotten the two confused. Mermaids rose high out of the sea, he wrote in 1493. But were not as beautiful as they are represented. It doesnt help that manatees belong to the order Sirenia, derived from the Latin siren, the same term used to describe the mythical sea nymphs whose songs led sailors to their deaths. On the Web site The Straight Dope (motto: Fighting Ignorance Since 1973 [Its taking longer than we thought]), message board posters tackle the fishy debate. One inquisitive soul asks if sailors ever consummated their misplaced longings with manatees. A responder points out that the desire was one of imagination and not action, more of a case of nautical mistaken identity. Some people claim that its because they had human-like breasts, the answer-giver writes. I call unlikely on this, too. Ive seen dugongs and manatees in captivity, and looked at puictures (sic) and illustrations, and have yet to see a human-like boob on one. Even without human boobs, the sea cows in Mr. Garcia Mrquezs story are decidedly woman-like. He writes a sort of eulogy for the creatures toward the end of the book, when in an echo of our own Gulf waters most of the manatees of the Magdalena have been killed. Captain Samaritano had an almost maternal affection for the manatees, because they seemed to him like ladies damned by some extravagant love, and he believed the truth of the legend that they were the only females in the animal kingdom that had no mates. Alas, this legend, Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: sandydays@ floridaweekly.com too, is a misperception. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 Its been a real adventure. We take the road less traveled when it comes to performing arts. We make wonderful discoveries. Sometimes we surprise ourselves. Its a good road to take. Mr. Dagenais, formerly a dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, joined Cirque Du Soleil eight years ago. It was a real learning experience and discovery for me, he says about his first experience with the circus. It was interesting and humbling to see the deep respect that Cirque has to traditional circus acts and to the audience. What I learned as a dancer, Im able to bring to what I do here. A lot of our shows have choreography, physical activity, physical movement, physical comedy. Sometimes, he says, he sits in the audience. But he doesnt watch the show. He looks at the audience. I watch the kids, the adults, how they react, he says. It teaches me about the show, what works, what doesnt, if we change a little section, or if theres a new act, a new figure in the act. Saltimbanco really is a living entity, he says. Through the years, new people come in, bring a little bit of themselves to the show. My job is to make sure it is done within the boundaries of Saltimbanco. Cirque Du Soleil, which has created 25 shows in 25 years, has a mission to bring a moment of joy, he says. As artistic director, he says, he knows that everyone is doing a good job when the people leave with a smile. They come and be a kid again. Its a wonderful environment for that, to see a wideeyed, amazing look on the faces (of) the adults, too. As adults, were exposed to so many things, so much stress on our shoulders. Let that go, be a kid again for two hours. Thats a rare moment. Thats what we try to do. When people leave our show with a light heart, we know that what we did was great. and strongmen who, on a bad day, could probably balance an elephant without breaking a sweat. Our roots are in the traditional circus acts, and we have a deep association and respect for the traditional circus, says Senior Artistic Director Richard Dagenais, with his French-tinged accent. And we also come from a group of buskers, street performers. We let our creativity go wherever it didnt go before. We dared to challenge the tradition of circus and what has been done in the past, and bring something new in how we present the circus discipline. Cirque Du Soleil (which means Circus of the Sun in French) also introduces new elements, such as bungee acts. We didnt have animals. We didnt have elephants, a lion tamer. It was a different road that we took, Mr. Dagenais says. We started to explore how we can introduce theater arts, wonderful traditions, how we can mesh all that together. We opened up or broke down the borders of traditional circus. Guy Laliberte and Daniel Gauthier created Cirque Du Soleil in Canada in 1984, and are considered the pioneers of mixing theater with acrobatics, traditional circus traditions with street performance. Twenty-five years later, Cirque Du Soleil is a name known around the world; this year it has 19 shows, some traveling, some based in Vegas, all with different themes, with 1,000 performers representing 50 different languages.Leap, bound, jumpSaltimbanco, created in 1992 by Franco Dragone, is Cirques longestrunning show. It used to be a big-top act, but was restaged for arenas. We traveled with a big tent all over the place, city to city, Mr. Dagenais says. We were our own little village that went from place to place. Three years ago we switched from the big top the arena we got much leaner. They did that in order to play smaller cities. Before, with the big tent, we would stay for a month and a half, he says. Now we can be somewhere for a week or two. They travel with a dozen trailers. Thats light for us, Mr. Dagenais says. It takes them 8 hours to set up, and 2 to tear down. Saltimbanco comes from the Italian word salto, which means leap, bound, jump, spring or hop, and the Italian phrase saltare in banco, which means to jump on a bench. (In French, the word saltimbanque means acrobat, performer, entertainer.) The show includes acrobats, jugglers, clowns, balancing acts and trapeze acts. Saltimbanco isnt a narrative show, like a play, or a movie or opera, Mr. Dagenais says. Its much more evocative, more poetic, with images. Urbanization, and the things it evokes, is the theme of the show. The Chinese pole act, for example, suggests skyscrapers. You dont see a skyscraper, you see a high structure, he says. The idea is to see how so many different minds If you go>>Cirque Du Soleil presents Saltimbanco >>When: July 8-12 >>Where: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero >>Cost: $35-$90 for adults, $28-$72 for children 12 and younger >>Information: Call 334-3309 or go to www. cirquedusoleil.comCIRQUEFrom page 1 Saltimbanco is on stage at Germain Arena July 8 through 12. things so much stress on our shoulders Let that go, be a kid again f or t w o h o ur s That s a rar e momentThatswhatwe u ly 8 throu g h 12 moment Thats what we t r y to d o W h en pe op l e l eave o ur show with a light h eart, we know that what w e d i d was g reat. a o ngmen p robably b rea k i ng r oots are nd we h av p ect f or says S tic cic hD age w it h h is tin g e d a we al so c o p o f b us m ers l et ou r wh ereve r o re. We g e the t u s and wh o ne in t he ng some t h ow we p c ir c u s d u e Du So l h e Sun in elements, such as bungee acts. d i d nt h ave anima l s. We d i d nt eph ants, a l ion tamer. 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How do (individuals and society) grow with all the encounters we have on a daily basis? Ms. Dagenais describes Saltimbanco has having three families of characters: eating, sleeping, surviving. We see the characters on the Chinese poles, theyre like worms or lizards, he says. Some performers come back as masked worms. They become a group of bureaucrats, all together looking for the need of structure, rules. Thats how they function. They look for authority. Theres not much individuality. Then the Barock are like punk rockers. They are magical individuals, artistic, flamboyant, looking for fun. Each one is very different. It shows the growth that can happen when we try to explore.The road less traveledCirque Du Soleil is known for its innovation and creative shows. In Las Vegas theres O, an underwater show; Zumanity, an adult show; and Beatles: LOVE, performed to the music of the Beatles remixed by George Martin and his son Giles Martin. We let our inspiration take us where it was going, Mr. Dagenais says. We said theres no limit here. Our philosophy is: Go for it! Dont worry about what has been done before. Dont worry about what people say can or cannot be done.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 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 July 10-12 (call ahead for open hours and specific show times): National Art Encounter On exhibit at The von Liebig Art Center. Last day is Friday! 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Thoroughly Modern Millie The Naples Players summer musical at Sugden Community Theatre through July 25. Ask about Dinner and a Show at Vergina. Is your name Millie? You can get a free ticket! 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org Movie Matinee at the Museum Saturday at the Collier County Museum. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.com. Art Noveau On exhibit at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.com. Crossroads On exhibit at Rosen Gallery & Studios. 821-1061 or www.rosenraku. com. Dick Jay: Tribute to the Everglades Exhibit On display at the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum. 594-2978 or www.naplesbackyardhistory.org. Wood I July to Y a Baby? Friday with featured artist Kurt Merkel at Sweet Art Gallery. 597-2110 or www.thesweetartgallery.com. Palm Cottage House Tours Saturday at the Naples Historical Society. 2618164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. FGCU Foreign Film Series: Life & Death Sunday afternoon as part of the Renaissance Academy. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu/racademy. Small Wonders at Waterside: Kaleidoscopes A Saturday program by the Childrens Museum of Naples at Waterside Shops. 514-0084 or www.cmon.org. This weeks live bands Freds Diner Wednesday: Singer/ Songwriter Night hosted by Tim McGeary and sponsored by Robert George Productions from 7-10 p.m. Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. The Island Pub The Island Sounds of Trevor Earl, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Jebrys Jazz Jam, 5-8 p.m. Monday. 600 Neapolitan Way, in the Park Shore Resort. 2622500 or www.naplespubs.com. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna; Friday and Saturday: Geek Skwad; 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 5:30-8:30 p.m.: John Lowbridge; Friday 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Merrill Allen; Saturday 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Sal Desantis; Sunday 3-7 p.m.: Sal Desantis. 1200 Fifth Avenue South. 263-2734. www.riverwalktincity. com. Sea Salt Thursday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m.: Cougar and the sounds of flamenco guitar. 1186 Third Street South. 434-7258 www.seasaltnaples.com. Six Degrees Exhibitions Saturday: Mandarin Road, alternative/indie rock with Cindy Jo Dietz beginning at 8 p.m. 1100 Sixth Street South. 331-2678. 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. 435-9353 or www.stoneysteakhouse.com. This weeks theater Thoroughly Modern Millie See best bets for the weekend, above. Mulan Jr. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre in Fort Myers presents Mulan Jr. July 10, 12, 17, 18, 24, 26, 30, 31 and Aug. 2. Travel back to the legendary, story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed 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. Thursday, July 9 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. Friday, July 10 Kids Free Fridays Kids 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult ($5) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 21, at Rookery Bay Reserve Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road. 417-6310. Six Degrees Wine Tasting Swirl, sniff and sip like a pro with Bernard Oetting beginning at 7 p.m. at Six Degrees Exhibitions. Sample several of the classic varietals that are the personal favorites of Dr. Grape California, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Spain and Argentina. Sponsored by Stacole Fine Wines. $10 per person. 1100 6th Avenue South; 331-2678. Dog Days Headed to Fort Myers? Celebrate the dog days of summer with Yappy Hour in center court at the Bell Tower Shops from 6-8 p.m. All dogs must be leashed. www.thebelltowershops.com. Saturday, July 11 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. Made in Florida The Collier County Museum presents a free showing of movies shot in Florida at 1 p.m. every Saturday. Today: Creature from the Black Lagoon. July 18: Revenge of the Creature. July 25: The Creature Walks. 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. Fido at Freds Take your best fourlegged friend along for dinner at Freds Diner and help raise money for the nonprofit Wee Waggin Rescue program from 5-8 p.m. The restaurant will offer dinner and drink specials, and Wee Waggin volunteers will have some of the organizations foster dogs that are in need of permanent homes at the event. Contact Rebecca Kosilla at 4956084 or e-mail email@example.com. Sunday, July 12 Taste of Coconut Point The second annual Taste of Coconut Point takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $3; children under 12 free. 992-9966 or www. shopoconutpoint.com. Mangomania Its worth the trip to Pine Island for the fruit, the live entertainment and arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the German-American Social Club on Pine Island Road. 283-4842. Tuesday, July 14 Fun Run Naples on the Run sponsors Tuesday Nite Fun Run beginning at 6 p.m. at the running store in Gateway Center. Take off for 3-5 miles and enjoy free pizza with the gang afterward. 434-09786. Hotel for Dogs Watch the family flick under the stars in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. The free show begins around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 For the Birds Meet the least terns of Lovers Key from 8:30-11:30 a.m. with park naturalist Pamela Jones-Morton. Suitable for beginners. Bring binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen and water. Cost: $25, preregistration required; 463-4588. Library Film Watch Frost/Nixon beginning at 2 p.m. at the Collier County Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Blvd. Free. 593-0334. Bayfront Chefs Market Stock up on fruits and veggies, watch chef demonstrations and enjoy live music from 4-8 p.m. 200-3477. Hair that Makeover in Paradise O f cial salon of COURTESY PHOTO Thoroughly Modern Millie plays at the Sugden Community Theatre through July 25.
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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Our Favorite Dame Award To Dame Edna at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, who proves, by her very existence, that theres nothing like a dame. Nothing in the world. The Best One-Person Show Award To Lisa Morgan in Shirley Valentine at the Florida Rep. Yes, we saw Hal Holbrook portray Mark Twain and Tovah Feldshuh portray Golda Meir, but neither moved us the way Ms. Morgan did as Shirley. The Best Multiple Characters in a Show Award To, again, Lisa Morgan in Shirley Valentine at the Florida Rep. This woman isnt an actress, shes an entire damn village! Runners-up (tie): Chris Clavelli in Indian Blood at Florida Rep, playing an irate school teacher and then a gay uncle. And to Dick Westlake, one of our best character actors, playing befuddled characters in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. The Best Ensemble AwardTo the cast of Dancing at Lughnasa and the cast of Indian Blood, both at Florida Rep. The Best Invisible Dance Award To the invisible aunts dancing a racy Charleston in Indian Blood at Florida Rep. It must have been really something, judging by the grandmothers shocked, disapproving reaction! The Best Dance Award To the Mundy sisters in Dancing at Lughnasa at Florida Rep, who let loose in a frenzy of uninhibited dancing. The Best Private Dancer Award To Jan Wikstrom in Dancing at Lughnasa. When her sisters started dancing, this uptight, strict character couldnt resist, but went outside in the yard to dance by herself on top of the table. The Best Dance in a Musical Award To the cast of The Pajama Game at the B.B. Mann, especially for Steam Heat and Hernandos Hideaway. The My Favorite Lush AwardTo Lori Ann Freda, who, as Gladys in The Pajama Game was hysterically, slide-offthe-seat-like-liquid intoxicated in Hernandos Hideaway. Ms. Freda, whos previously acted on the Naples Dinner Theatre stage, stole the scene and the audiences hearts. The Best Charmer Award (tie) Jason Parish and David S. Howard in The Last Romance at Florida Rep, playing the same romantic man at different stages of his life. The My Favorite Fop Award To Mark Vanagas, who played a British lord in Anything Goes at the Sugden Community Theatre. He was simultaneously swashbuckling and clueless. Id seen other productions, and never liked this character, until I saw Vanagas play it for The Naples Players. The Thank You for Saving the Show Award (tie) to Carrie Lund for carrying the show in Alone Together at Florida Rep, for displaying her comedic skills and making this show so much better than it was. And to Victor Caroli, who played a dashing imaginary friend in The Naples Players Moon Over the Brewery at Sugden Community Theatre. The Show I Almost Walked Out On AwardTo Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Phil. It insulted my intelligence, and was an insult to theater. I feel bad for pre-teens who think this is what good theater is because they havent been exposed to anything better. The Show I Did Walk Out On AwardMacBeth at the Sidney and Berne Davis Center. A nice attempt, with creative costuming and sets, and a few decent performances by major characters. But it was a mistake to cast amateurs. Not even all professional actors can perform Shakespeare well. The Best Moment of Exhilaration Award To Defying Gravity in Wicked at the B.B. Mann. When Marcie Dodd belted out that song and rose two stories high, you felt as if theres nothing you couldnt accomplish. The Cast Your Fate to the Wind Then Take it Back Award To Rachel Burttram, who, in Dancing at Lughnasa, falls back in love with the neerdo-well, then, in The Art of Murder, takes her life and career back in to her own hands, both at Florida Rep. The Best Brooding Monologues Award To Brendan Powers at Tom in The Glass Menagerie at Florida Rep. You didnt want him to leave but cheered his escape. The Best Musical Mash-up Award To the Brubeck Brothers Quartet and Gulf Coast Symphony, performing the works of jazz icon Dave Brubeck. An odd, but most wonderful, marriage. The Best Theatrical Mash-up AwardTo Joe DiPietro, who wrote All Shook Up. Performed at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, the play mixes the music of Elvis with the plot of Shakespeares Twelfth Night. Sure, you can see the bards play in New York Citys Central Park, but then you wouldnt have all Well, season is definitely over. Were now into those hot and humid months where nothing much of note happens culturally. Heres my annual awards column, a halfserious, half tongue-in-cheek look back at the season, with my quirky, idiosyncratic, made-up awards: The Reading Makes You Sexier Award To Deanna Gibson, who played Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday at Florida Repertory Theatre. Call us crazy, but the more she read and the more intelligent she grew, the sexier this former chorus girl became. Smart and blonde trumps dumb and blonde every time, at least in my book. The It Isnt Easy Being Green Award To Marcie Dodd, who played Elphaba in Wicked at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall: a green girl who comes to embrace her uniqueness. The Thats How You Know Its Live Theater Award To Lisa Morgan, playing Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa at the Florida Rep. In one of her characters more rambunctious moments, she grabs a wooden spoon and starts banging on a bread tin, before breaking out into a wild dance with her sisters. On opening night, the head of the spoon broke off and flew right into the audience. Ms. Morgan kept right in character, looked at the spoon handle, exclaimed Oooooh! and kept on. Runner up: Rachel Burttram in The Art of Murder, also at Florida Rep. In one scene, she tried to close a sliding door, but it wouldnt budge. Ms. Burttram didnt lose her cool, and soon realized fighting with the door was a losing battle. The Costumes Id Most Like in my Own Wardrobe Award The crazy, creative costumes of the citizens of Oz in Wicked at the B.B. Mann. Better than Dr. Seuss! The Venue Ill Miss Award To Theatre Conspiracys funky location in the strip mall behind Sasses restaurant. I loved that space, with its mismatched chairs and sofas. It was so off-Broadway, and perfect for the type of off-beat plays Theatre Conspiracy offers. The company has since moved back to its previous home in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts. te ex N llidfiitl NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Looking back at the seasonthose Elvis tunes, would you? The Best Place to Hear Really Interesting Music Award To the Phil, for its modern dance bookings, which included Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Momix. Unfortunately, most musical acts that come to Southwest Florida are middle-of-the-road. If you want to hear Moby, or Philip Glass, or David Byrne, or electronica, your best bet is to attend the modern dance series at the Phil. The Best Use of a Small Space Award To the Phil, for putting on a cabaret series and jazz series in the smaller Daniels Pavilion, in addition to Elaine Newtons wonderful book and movie lectures. Especially outstanding this year: The Turtle Island String Quartet and the Hot Club of San Francisco. Wed love to see the Phil use the space even more, and branch out with other genres of music. The Best Sex Award To the cast of My First Time at Theatre Conspiracy, who embodied various peoples first-time sexual experiences: sweet, awkward, funny. The Best Imagined Sex Award To Daniel Benzing, who played the teen Eddie in Indian Blood at Florida Rep, for his cartoon of Glinda the Good Witch and Injun Joe (from Tom Sawyer) getting it on, with equally wildly unlikely dialogue. The Most Creative Way of Learning an Accent Award To Dolores Fetters of The Naples Players, who learned a Scottish accent for The Women of Lockerbie at Sugden Community Theatre by watching DVDs of Shrek and Braveheart. Achh! The Most Creative Use of a Bread Wrapper Award To Kay Francis in Church Basement Ladies at the Off-Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. She wore plastic Wonder Bread bags on her feet to protect her shoes from the Minnesota snow. A great moment in a show that failed to spark. The Campiest Performance Award To the cast of All Shook Up at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, who were spot-on in tone and played their over-thetop roles with dead seriousness. The Sexiest Glance Award To Jan Wikstrom, who played Mrs. Stawicki, a buxom secretary in Indian Blood at Florida Rep. The come-hither/I know what youre thinking look she gave a teenage boy was perfect and perfectly hysterical. It must have burned in his dreams for years to come. The Best One Word Award To Carrie Lund, in The Last Romance at Florida Rep. Playing an unhappy, prickly, suspicious woman, her yelling Shaddup! at the dogs never failed to get a laugh. ARTS COMMENTARY FlamingoVegas Style Games 1 block North of Davis Blvd. at Estey Ave. 1261 Airport Rd. S.430-750010am-Midnight 7 Days A Week Daily & Weekly Drawings Drawing 4 Times Daily From Our Prize Wheel Wednesday Sunday Weekly Drawings for Visa Gift Card F riday Complimentary Snack & Beverages All Day 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. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Now more than ever, the essential services of our nonprofits are critical to the community. The goal of a nonprofit board is to help its organization perform with maximum effectiveness. Through its Center for Nonprofit Excellence, the Community Foundation of Collier County offers seminars and training on the best practices of nonprofit boards. This two-part article addresses fundraising and conducting board meetings. Successful fundraising Board members are the primary champions and supporters for all aspects of a nonprofit organization, including fundraising activities. In order to ensure participation in fund-raising, boards should clarify the expectations in detail for all new board members. Those who admire an organizations mission and feel compassion for its clients or cause should willingly commit their time, talent and treasure to the organization. One of the most basic of fundraising precepts is that people give to people. Therefore, fundraising is often called friend-raising. Board members are in a unique position to maximize the friends of a nonprofit and at the same time ensure that resources are available to sustain the work of the mission. Board members participation in fundraising is demonstrated by: Personal monetary contribution by 100 percent of the board. Understand, endorse and participate in development planning, which includes helping to identify and evaluate prospects for solicitation. Share in the cultivation of key prospects by writing notes, making calls and setting appointments. Make introductions to new prospects. Be an ambassador for the cause you care about. Thank those who supporting the cause and acknowledge that you appreciate their help and would like it to continue. When deciding on strategies to use in your annual fundraising campaign, always keep in mind the cost vs. the impact of your activities. When raising dollars use your time and resources carefully. Successful board meetings Meetings are events in which minutes are taken and hours are wasted. Board meetings, whether excruciatingly boring or brief and focused, are the vehicle through which a nonprofit conducts its business. Unfortunately, a common complaint of many nonprofit board members is that meetings are unproductive, uninspiring and too timeconsuming. Streamlining meetings, using agendas to control the flow and focusing on strategic issues are ways in which an organization can maximize the productivity of the meeting and the board. Interesting, relevant meetings also solve the problem of low attendance. Ideas for meetings that matter: Require pre-reading of materials. Make sure the board members have all the materials well in advance of the meeting. Your agenda guides your meeting. Place a time limit on each agenda item and stick to it. This forces you to start on time and allows you to end on time. Identify each agenda item by the action needed, i.e. FYI, discussion, resolution and decision. Stick to the agenda and do not include new business. Use the Parking Lot concept: When a new issue arises in a board meeting that is important but not on the agenda, flag that item by either placing it on a flip chart or in the meeting minutes to be included for discussion at the next meeting. This helps the meeting stay on course. Focus on the strategic issues of the organization. Dont fill the agenda with informational updates meetings should focus on the future, not the past. Annually, the strategic issues facing the organization should be identified and assigned to each meeting, and the ensuing discussion should make up the major portion of the meeting. Limit the discussion to the issue at hand avoid drift. Ask, How does this line of conversation apply to the discussion? Full participation The board chair should ensure that all board members participate in meetings and that problem behaviors are addressed by the governance committee. Nobody wants to get a time-out. For more information on the best practices of nonprofit board members, contact Mary Ellen Barrett at 649-5000 or email@example.com. For a complete listing of the seminars offered through the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, go to www.cfcollier.org. Mary Ellen Barrett is vice president of programs for the Community Foundation of Collier County. With assets of more than $51 million, the foundation manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985 the foundation and its fundholders have granted $30 million dollars back to our community. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 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 R U READY? 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) You still have a way to go to bring that professional matter to a satisfactory conclusion. Meanwhile, an important personal situation could require more of your attention by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Theres something about you Fine Felines that makes people want to tell you secrets. But once again, be wary of who is doing the telling. You might not want to be that persons confidante. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Creating a fuss about a family matter might get everyones attention. But it might be better to talk oneon-one with family members in order to spare a loved one unnecessary embarrassment. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Youre making progress on that career move, albeit not as quickly as you had hoped. But stay with it. Your personal life takes an unexpected (but very welcome) new turn. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) If you feel youve been unfairly treated in a workplace decision, correct the situation now while theres still time to do so. Arm yourself with facts, and go to it. Good luck. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Devising your own system of doing things might be the best way to handle an increasingly complex situation. But do it tactfully in order to avoid ruffling too many of your colleagues feathers. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A family members health problem might once again require you to shift some of your current priorities around. But this time, make certain other relatives will be there to help. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Catching up on tasks youve left undone will take a while to accomplish. But the sooner you complete them, the sooner youll be able to take on another time-sensitive project. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might feel swamped by all that youre expected to do. But take a moment to come up for air, then handle things one at a time, and youll soon get through them all. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Is someone at work resisting that Aries charm? Hard to believe. But seriously, Lamb, you might want to back up your ideas with some solid data, and then watch the yeas pile on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your hard work could pay off in ways you didnt expect, but certainly deserve. Tend to that pesky health problem now so youll be in top shape to tackle the new projects coming up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Planning a family event can be stressful unless you make it clear from the start that youre in charge. You might accept suggestions, but it will be your decisions that count. BORN THIS WEEK: Although you love being home with your family, you also enjoy traveling and making new friends. Theres still plenty of time to get in on this months drawing!Wednesday, July 15th 7-9pm 7 Prizes---7 Winners---Come Play!Welcome Falling Waters We appreciate your patronageso during July & August residence will receive $5 Match Play every Tuesday!Pot`O`Gold Tournament every Saturday Play Flippin every Tuesday. Do you feel lucky? Can you Beat the House on Thursday? Just try. The only place to play! BIG PRIZES NEW GAMES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 C11 Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincolns LegacyThe impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868 was one of the most turbulent events in American history. Mr. Johnson, the man who succeeded President Abraham Lincoln, was born in Raleigh, N.C., in 1808. Despite his poor education, he was elected to the Tennessee legislature in 1835 and advanced to the state senate six years later. After serving as governor of Tennessee, he found himself paired with Lincoln on the Republican ticket in 1865. Mr. Johnson was a Democrat who, following Mr. Lincolns death, proposed a series of conciliatory policies that he hoped would help reunite the fractured country. His attempt to follow President Lincolns plan of extending a hand of friendship and reconciliation to the vanquished South fell apart, mainly because of his timidity. Since both houses of the U.S. Congress were controlled by vengeful Republicans, he was soon ensnarled in a political mess. David O. Stewart, author of the bestseller The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, sorts out the littleunderstood and ill-defined aspects of impeachment as it was in President Johnsons era and is in the present. Mr. Stewart, a trial lawyer for more than 25 years, clears the legal brush as he reveals that impeachment is an institutional safety value and that it worked as the framers of the Constitution had hoped it would. With the expertise of a lawyer and the insight of a historian, Mr. Stewart brings this incredible period of history into sharp focus. He challenges many of the traditional versions of the event. For example, Mr. Stewart is convinced that Johnson wasnt a victim and that his impeachment was probably deserved. He concludes that it produced a peaceful resolution and probably prevented a second Civil War, and since President Johnson was eventually acquitted by one vote, it also avoided sapping the power of future presidents. Books reviewed in this column are available online or at your local bookstore.By David O. Stewart (Simon & Schuster, $27)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples NEW HAPPY HOUR BAR Menu! Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar & the largest BIG SCREEN HD in SW FLORIDA 2 kids per 1 adult entree $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 8/15/09 Tavern on the Bay Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week Open 7 Days a Week $2 Drafts and $4 Wells Happy Hour THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. MONDAY 40 Wings $3 Margarita $5 Nachos WEDNESDAY KIDS EAT FREE!!! HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week! 3-7pm GREAT SPECIALS! Sundays at Stoneys Summer Wine Dinner for Two Early Dining & Happy Hour 4-7pm Robert Williamson on piano from 7-10pm Featuring a bottle of Mondavi Wine 3 course menu Sunday Thursday Great Seafood Night Live Maine Lobster... The One & Only Great Prime Rib night... Half price Wine Cellar Sale Great Steak Night 12oz USDA Prime NY Strip........... 1 lbs for with salad & potato with salad & potato with salad & potato $ 24 $ 15 95per person $ 24 50 $ 16 95Monday403 Bayfront Place NaplesOff Goodlette Rd. North of US 41239-435-9353Tuesday & Thursday Wednesday voted Southwest Floridas best steakhouse Major league baseball games every night!Happy Hour 4-6pm in the Loungewww.stoneyssteakhouse.com
Scrat NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 Bad men in desperate times often do desperate things, and history teaches us that if the things they do are awful enough theyll probably live in infamy forever. In the case of s gangster John Dillinger at least as hes depicted in Public Enemies sometimes these bad men are actually heroes of the people, albeit in a twisted sort of way. Director Michael Manns (Heat) film follows Dillinger (Johnny Depp) as he escapes from prison in 1933 and proceeds to rob banks with great efficiency. Ever the bureaucrat, J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) makes it his personal mission to stop Mr. Dillinger, knowing full well that a high-profile bust could lead to the creation of his much-desired Federal Bureau of Investigation. To get the job done, Hoover appoints Agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), who recently made headlines for killing bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum). Agent Purvis pursuit of Mr. Dillinger is like Wile E. Coyote chasing the Road Runner. Mr. Dillinger, in all his brash derringdo, makes a mockery of the bureau by being so elusive that hes often right under the agents noses. One scene shows Mr. Dillinger getting out of his car in broad daylight while his girlfriend Billie (Marion Cotillard) is arrested; another shows him literally walking into a police station and striding through the door marked Dillinger. He even makes small talk once inside, and no one recognizes him.If youre thinking this is a bit much to believe, it is. Mr. Dillingers recklessness suggests part of him wants to get caught, but theres no indication of this in Mr. Depps performance. All Mr. Depp gives us is a man who wants to rob banks, be beloved by the public and move away with his girl. With no selfdefeating tendencies, it doesnt make sense to show Mr. Dillinger take so much needless risk. Its as if Mr. Mann wants us to like Mr. Dillinger so much that he forgets to explain Mr. Dillingers motivations, and in doing so he leaves gaping voids in an otherwise intriguing story. Other than the script by Mr. Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman (based on a book by Bryan Burrough) letting him down, Mr. Depp is solid in the only true lead role. All supporting players are good as well, and Mr. Manns visual style will immerse you in the story to great effect. For example, much of the film was shot with hand-held cameras that keep us close to the action, giving the impression that were right in the middle of the firefights and robberies with Mr. Dillinger. How well Public Enemies captures the real Mr. Dillinger is debatable. But unless youre a Dillinger purist and/or a history buff, whats legend, factual or both doesnt matter. What does matter is that this is a good (not great) movie that is compelling throughout. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@ hudakonhollywood.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Public EnemiesTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro) With Sam (LaBeouf) the key to the resurrection of The Fallen (voice of Tony Todd), a Decepticon who is Megatrons (voice of Hugo Weaving) master, Autobots led by Optimus Prime (voice of Peter Cullen) must save Sam and Mikaela (Megan Fox) from certain death. Its bigger, louder and longer than the 2007 original, but not better. Though the story is a bit scattered and unclear, the action is spectacular, and the movie is an absolute blast to watch. Rated PG-13.Away We Go (John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels) A young couple (Krasinski and Rudolph) travels the country seeking advice and a place to raise its soon-to-be-born child. Director Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road) film is bittersweet in all the right ways, highlighted by an impressive dramatic performance from Rudolph. This is a drama thats not to be missed. Rated R.Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Voices of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo) Jealous that mammoths Manny (Romano) and Ellie (Latifah) are about to become parents, Sid the sloth (Leguizamo) takes three seemingly abandoned eggs and nurses them until birth. Turns out theyre dinosaurs eggs, and mama dinosaur isnt happy that the sloth stole her babies. Theres a cutesy appeal here thatll make it fun for kids, but adults will be yawning through the boring story and unimpressive 3-D animation. Rated PG. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? Yes >>Melvin Purvis committed suicide in 1960, and the general belief is that it was because of his declining health. Some believe that the gun Mr. Purvis used to kill himself was the same gun that he used to kill Mr. Dillinger, but theres no evidence to support this claim. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com 239.597.75001485 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL Closed Mondays. 15 off expires 07-31-09%
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 A&E C13 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 The Art League of Bonita Springs and the Promenade in Bonita Bay are partnering to provide the new Artists Studios at the Promenade beginning this month. Showing business savvy in a challenging economy, the Art League and the Promenade have collaborated to create a lively combination of retail and art scene experiences. The Artists Studios, open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features exhibitions of paintings, photography, glass and pottery. The artists have created a studio environment in each location, providing visitors an opportunity to observe them creating art. This is a great opportunity for both the artists and the Promenade. I applaud the Promenade for having the vision to help make this happen, said Susan Bridges, executive director. The last Thursday of each month, the Promenade, merchants, restaurants and artists team up to host an Art Walk from 4 to 7 p.m. Restaurants, retail stores and the artists studios will be open to the public. Artists will provide art demonstrations. A live music performance will be featured in the courtyard. Visitors can stroll, listen to the music, enjoy the art demonstrations and visit merchants. For additional information, call 4958989, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.artcenterbonita.org. Learn techniques for painting nature from life with artist Richalene Kelsay, the current president of the Art League of Fort Myers. The class begins with a demonstration followed by one-on-one interaction and feedback as students spread out to paint what inspires them. The class runs from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 10. It is open to people age 15 years and older. Call the Parks and Recreation main office at 533-7440 to sign up or visit www.leeparks.org and click on the registration link. The fee is $45 per person and there is a 12-person limit. This beginnerto intermediate-level course requires students to bring their own materials. A list is available upon request by contacting Heather Gienapp at 533-7556 or by e-mail at hgienapp@ leegov.com. Bonita art league, Promenade team up to host Artists StudiosWatercolor painting class coming up in Fort Myers
C14 WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Fifteen local students participated in the Schrenk Student Photography Institute Summer Workshop at the Philharmonic Center last month, from June 15-19 and June 22-26. The students were selected among students in Collier County. The Schrenk Student Photography Institute is a three-year program, consisting of a two-week seminar each June and four weekend workshops during the school year. Each year, up to 20 students are selected to participate in the program, which gives them broad experiences in various areas of photography. The Institute emphasizes both the craft and aesthetics of visual problem-solving. The primary instructor is J. Tomas Lopez, M.F.A., professor of photography and head of the Photography Department at the University of Miami. Three of the students were high school graduates who will go on to be art majors in college: Alicia Finger, who graduated from Naples High School, will attend Carnegie Mellon University on a full scholarship; Jessica Rainey, who graduated from Naples High School, will attend the University of Florida; and Brittney Hance, who graduated from Barron Collier High School, will attend the University of South Florida. The Schrenk Institute is made possible by George and Wynnell Schrenk, who provided a computer lab for the program, including 23 Macintosh computers. For more information on the Schrenk Student Photography Institute, please contact Bonnie Thayer at 254-2643. Local students participate in Photography Institute Alex Eynon, Dancing GirlsToni Palumbo, UntitledTom LopezCOURTESY PHOTO Naples 239-591-0733 Sarasota 941-923-4455 Bonita Springs 239-948-7444 TUESDAYS 1/2 PRICE PIZZA NIGHTTHURSDAYS FAJITA-MARGARITAChoice of Steak or Chicken BIRTHDAY MONDAYS get off your dinner entree every Monday that entire month! (Valid ID required)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 LIVE MUSIC 5-9 FIRST SEATING 3 COURSE DINNER $ 18.09 5 to 6pm EVERYDAY 239-430-62734236 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. (The Village on Venetian Bay Naples)Open 11:30am 3:00pm 5:00 Close WATERFRONT DINING IN NAPLES LUNCH SPECIALS $ 9.09 11:30 3pm HAPPY HOUR 4-6 BEST PIZZA IN NAPLES1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well Drinks
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 A&E WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 Naples artist Kathy Spalding creates monumental bronze sculptures, paintings and prints featuring Floridas diverse and abundant wildlife. Kathy Spalding: The Rookery Bay Continuum, featuring a 120-foot-long watercolor painting, will be on exhibit July 25-Sept. 12 in the Frederick O. Watson Gallery at The von Liebig Art Center. In a series of 3-foot-long panels, the delicately rendered painting is a landscape cross-section beginning in the Gulf of Mexico and moving uninterrupted across bays, estuaries and mangroves. Then it enters the Everglades and moves across the lowlands before coming to its completion in the high pine flat woods. Also featured in the exhibition are life-sized bronze animal sculptures. A reception for Kathy Spalding: The Rookery Bay Continuum takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at The von Liebig. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays until Oct. 3). For more information, call 262-6517 or visit: www.naplesart.org. 120-foot-long watercolor details our local environs Barred Owls, watercolor on paper, 29.5-by-42 inches, by Kathy Spalding.Redfish, watercolor on paper, 29.5-by-42 inches, by Kathy Spalding.Roseate Spoonbills, watercolor on paper, 29.5-by-42 inches, by Kathy Spalding.Tree Frog, watercolor on paper, 29.5-by-42 inches, by Kathy Spalding.
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C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 239-649-0559At Corner of Airport-Pulling & Pine Ridge Roads In Carillon PlaceVisit our website : www.wildsidecafe.orgBUY ONE Entre& receive secondEntre at 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 7/15/09ALL DAY! EVERY DAY! BUY 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.EXPIRES 7/15/09 Join us from 7-10am at Carillon Place is OPEN7 Days A Week 7am-2:30pmMy favorite wine tastings are those at which the winemakers themselves pour and talk about their wines. After all, who knows a wine better than its creator? It occurred to me that readers who cant get out to every tasting around town and there are a lot of them all year round in Southwest Florida might like to hear what visiting winemakers have to say, too. This is the first in a series of occasional columns based on conversations with winemakers. Jake Hawkes of Hawkes Winery in Sonoma County recently presided over a tasting at The Wine Merchant in Naples. Mr. Hawkes and his father, Stephen, started making wine six years ago. Their wines are available at The Wine Merchant in Naples and Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers. Q: After more than three decades as growers, why did you decide to start making wine? A: Growing grapes is an anonymous profession. When we sell our grapes to large producers, no one knows about our wine. Weve sold grapes to many top wineries in California. For example, Silver Oak has bought from us through the years. When you look on their label, you do not see any growers listed. We admire these wines but like self-determination. We started to produce our own label because we want people to experience what small farm wineries can make Q: How would you describe your winemaking style? A: Its non-interventionist. We respect the characteristics of a particular vintage without trying to manipulate the result into something it is not. The real work of winemaking is done in the vineyards. Problems can occur when the winemaker tries to fix the grapes at the winery to make a particular style of wine. We make sure the grapes are picked at their optimum ripeness for making the best wine. We want our winery to show what we do as growers. We want the character of the vineyard to be expressed in the wines. Wineries that produce 100,000 cases or more need to buy a lot of grapes from different growers, and blend them all together.Q: What can you tell me about your vineyards and growing operation? A: Our original business name was Chalk Hill Vineyards. We started in 1971 on Chalk Hill Road. We sell 90 percent of our grapes to other wineries. This is good for cash flow and allows us to keep our operations open without having to rush wines to an early release date. We have three vineyards, comprising 80 acres. We use about 8 acres worth for our own wines. This way we can have the best grapes reserved for our own label. We currently produce 2,500 to 3,000 cases a year. Q: What challenges lie ahead, not only for Hawkes Winery, but California wines in general? A: Our challenge is to make our wines distinctive. I want people to understand that our corner of the world is unique, and our wines are unique as well. That is why we stay away from the overripe style and from new oak as well. California wineries should make very good value-priced wines, but they dont do a good job of that. These wines tend to be a little sweet. The best dry, value-priced wines right now are being made in other countries. The challenge ahead for our industry is to recapture that part of the market. Wine picks of the week >>Hawkes Chardonnay about $25. Our chardonnay is crisp and inty, with a clean citrus nish, says Mr. Hawkes. It is more like a French Sancerre than a California chardonnay in taste. I think this wine is perfect for Florida. I like this wine a lot. Fragrance and avors have tropical fruits and apple, with a little spice to it. It is refreshing and has no residual sugar. >>Hawkes Merlot about $38. This wine comes from our Red Winery Road vineyard, in the foothills of the Mayacamas, Mr. Hawkes says. If youre looking for a soft counterpart to cabernet sauvignon, this is not it. It has nice open fruit and a good acid balance. This wine does have great fruit; the strawberry, cherry and spice avors are nicely balanced by the tannins and acid. >>Hawkes Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley about $48. We blended this from the Red Winery Road vineyard and the Pyramid vineyard, Mr. Hawkes says. It is elegant and balanced, with beautiful dark fruit, smoke and leather. Complex nose, with avors of cherry and plum and a lingering nish. Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast. >>Cabernet Sauvignon Pyramid Vineyard about $69. De nitely a long-lasting wine; there is good acidity and balance, he says. This wine is showy and huge, an elegant dark powerhouse. This wine shows cherries, blackberries and plums on the nose and palate and has a deep, long nish. jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Jake Hawkes and Bill Klauber of Naples at The Wine MerchantA chat with the winemaker: Jake Hawkes of Hawkes Winery VINOJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Fixe Prix Dinner ~ 3 Courses only $2495Lunch ~ 2 Courses plus beverage only $995Happy Hour Daily 3-7:30pm 1/2 Price Drinks & Bar MenuVerginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for unique selection. www.VerginaRestaurant.comVisit our Web site to sign up as a registered customer & receive a FREE GIFT CERTIFICATE!OPEN DAILY for DINNER &
Ridgway Bar & Grill>>Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily >>Reservations: Accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted>>Price range: Appetizers, $5.95-$16.50; entrees, $16.95-$36 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: Conventional tables in the dining room, on the enclosed patio or on the open-air patio out front >>Specialties of the house: House-cured salmon, skillet-roasted mussels, house-made mozzarella and sliced tomatoes, chicken pot pie, butternut squash ravioli, crispy fried grouper, lamb stew, back n and lump crab cakes, pan-roasted shrimp, pappardelle Bolognese >>Volume: Low to moderate >>Parking: On the street or nearby parking lot >>Website: www.ridgwaybarandgrill.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Third Street South and 13th Avenue South, Naples; 262-5500 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go karenFELDMAN email@example.com As a rule, restaurant reviewers gravitate toward recently opened establishments in their never-ending quest to be first to let readers know whether the newcomer is worth a visit. Not today. This time Im writing about a well-established restaurant owned and operated by one of this citys trailblazing chefs. Ridgway Bar & Grill is the creation of long-time restaurateur Tony Ridgway and partner Sukie Honeycutt. Mr. Ridgway oversees the food operations while Ms. Honeycutt handles the wine. They also run Tonys Off Third, a deli and wine shop that adjoins Ridgway, and Bayside, a large seafood restaurant at the Village on Venetian Bay. Over more than two decades, Mr. Ridgway has had a remarkable run in Naples, operating a string of successful establishments, including Truffles, Plums, Villa Pescatore and Chefs Garden, which occupied the space now filled by Ridgway Bar & Grill. Each restaurant had its own unique concept and menu; what they had in common was fresh ingredients combined in imaginative but not over-the-top ways. In that respect, Ridgway continues that tradition, offering a wide-ranging menu that includes some classic comfort fare as well as dishes that allow the chef to demonstrate his creativity. The result is a menu with appeal to all tastes, from the strictly meat-and-potatoes folks to lovers of straight-up seafood to more adventurous souls. This is a kitchen that doesnt use short cuts, either. The salmon is cured in house and the mozzarella is made there, as well as an impressive array of desserts. Yet another appealing feature this summer is a $24 three-course, prix fixe menu available all night long. It offers a choice of six entrees with either a house or Caesar salad and the restaurants signature carrot cake for dessert. Considering that some of the entrees available on this menu are priced at more than $24 on their own, I figured that portions on the prix fixe menu would be smaller. That didnt appear to be the case. Two of the three members of my party chose the prix fixe and, in both cases, the portions were generous and the meal satisfying. The Caesar salad had a well-balanced dressing and was topped with shaved slices of mild grana padano cheese and crisp focaccia crostini. The soup du jour, crab chowder ($5.95), had a well-seasoned tomato base chock full of crab and veggies. The entrees set before us were as bountiful as that of the person who didnt order the prix fixe. I tried the Bell & Evans herbroasted chicken with mashed potatoes, pancetta and onion demi-glace. Roughly half a chicken sat upon a large mound of creamy potatoes, all topped off with a savory sauce. Bell & Evans is one of the countrys oldest natural chicken companies, one that doesnt feed its chickens antibiotics or hormones and insists on an all-vegetable diet. The result is poultry with natural flavor, something thats been lost in most of the chicken available in this country. That flavor combined with herbs and demi-glace served as a testament to the potential of this oft-dismissed protein. Also from the prix fixe menu came two plump crab cakes set in a pool of orangehued corn and sweet red pepper cream and accompanied by tender-crisp sugar snap peas. The cakes were made of back fin and lump crab meat, with just a bit of breading covering them to hold everything together, allowing the crab flavor to shine through. The intense corn and red pepper flavors of the sauce paired perfectly with the crab cakes, while the snap peas added color and crunch. From the regular menu, our third diner selected grilled red snapper with mango salsa ($21). (Options include several other fresh fish selections, all of which may be grilled, sauted or blackened and served with remoulade, mango salsa or lemon-caper beurre blanc.) The fish was perfectly grilled, the salsa lovely and fresh. Our server also brought some of the beurre blanc, which was as good as the salsa. From a list of 11 side dishes, our companion chose the potato and artichoke gratin ($7). It was a luscious and generously portioned casserole topped with cheese and crunchy bread crumbs. A crisp, properly chilled Cakebread sauvignon blanc, with its grapefruit, kiwi and green apple notes and a hint of minerals, proved a worthy companion to all three dishes. The carrot cake, which came with both prix fixe meals, was moist and dense, the cream cheese frosting just sweet enough. The star, however, was the apple galette ($11), which consisted of a buttery short pastry topped with thinly sliced Fuji apples and served with cinnamon ice cream. Theres as much attention paid to the caliber of service as to the quality ingredients used in the food. Our server had a professional polish about him. He clearly knew the fine points of hospitality and took pride in performing them. It appeared that servers at other tables possessed that same professionalism. Id recommend dining in the glass-enclosed room that overlooks a lush garden on the east side of the main room if theres space available. From start to finish, this was an excellent meal delivered by a polished staff in a sophisticated setting. There are plenty of newer, flashier restaurants in town, but Ive yet to visit one that delivered better value for my dining dollar. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 9-15, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR Thursday, July 9, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Learn how to prepare an authentic Cuban feast with Chef Ilansy Ruiz; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. 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 that demonstrates how to prepare 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; 2625500. Reservations required. Saturday, July 11, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Check out Whole Foods top 10 wine list and sample some at the wine bar; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, July 11, 5-8 p.m., Freds Diner: Well-mannered canines and their humans are invited to a benefit for Wee Waggin Rescue featuring music, drinks, appetizers, prizes and a raffle; 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Saturday, July 11, 7-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Experience a four-course tasting menu paired with wines from Austins Wine Cellar; $75, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-2222. Monday, July 13, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Real Seafood Co. Chef Brent Courson will demonstrate how to prepare bite-sized appetizers from the sea; $5, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration requested. Tuesday, July 14, 10 a.m., Roys Restaurant: Take part in the monthly cooking class followed by lunch with wine; $40; 475 Bayfront Place, Naples, or 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 261-1416 (Naples) or 498-7697 (Bonita Springs). Tuesday, July 14, 5 p.m.-close, Bamboo Caf: Celebrate Bastille Day with two-for-one drinks and discounted small plates in the Bar Salon all night and complimentary hors doeuvres from 5 to 6 p.m. as well as a three-course prix fixe Bastille Day menu served in the dining room and music by piano player Marc Meyer; 755 12th Ave. South; 595-7002. 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. Wednesday, July 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Choose from 50 wines to sample along with hors doeuvres to complement them and an outdoor cigar sampling; $10 (includes $5 credit toward a purchase that evening plus a wine glass), 2755 E. Tamiami Trail; 775-6411. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. g T o s t r roast e p an-s e h e w Corn and red pepper cream sauce along with vivid green sugar snap peas add subtle flavor and crunch to first-rate crab cakes.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Fresh red snapper is expertly grilled and served with mango salsa.Ridgway keeps it real and really good after all these years of bac k h jus t e m d al sa e vera l o f whic h b lackened and angosalsaor KARENFELDMAN/FLORIDAWEEKLY
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