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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 MOVIE REVIEW C13 SOCIETY C24 & 25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 41 FREE WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 16, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERHats offJames Lilliefors scores a playful, perceptive home run with Ball Cap Nation. C12 Golden opportunityTrio of retrievers need new homes after tragedy. A9 No fearFind out how Peter Pan flies at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. C1 Resourceful retailersIt takes more than price cuts to attract recession shoppers. B1 VANDY MAJOR/ FLORIDA WEEKLYMissy Saracino of Naples has been a ballroom dance student for two years. She is dancing with Jeffrey Hajko of Fred Astaire Dance Studio.BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ TS A THING CHILDREN DO EFFORTLESSLY AND ARTLESSLY but then, they can love effortlessly, too. They dance. But they dance without the grammar, completely lacking the discipline and form that adults can employ to find the ageless joy of shared movement. Along with movement comes something else, too: a graceful etiquette of opportunity that encourages both touching and communing between the sexes. Along the Gulf coast, in ballrooms and dance studios seemingly sprung from a vibrant bouquet of European and Latin cultures, formal dance is once ISEE STEPPIN, A8 STEPP N OUT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT T R R T RT R T R RT RT T T RT T T T R T T R R R T T T T T T LE LE LE L LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE L LE LE LE LE LE LE L LE L L LE L E L LE E LE SS S SS S SS SS S S S SS SS S S S SS SS SS S S SS SS SS S SS SS S SS SS SS SS S S S S S S SS S S S S S S LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY L LY LY LY LY Y LY LY L LY Y LY L L L LY Y Y LY LY L L LY Y L L L L L L Y L L Y Y L Y Y L o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o o. o. o. o o o. o o o o o o. o. o o o o o o ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce e e ce e ce e e ce e e c c e e 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 tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu u tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu u u tu t t t tu tu tu tu t tu u u tu u u t t u u u et e et et et t et et t t et et t t et et et et t t t t e t t t t et et t t t t t i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s on on on on on on on on o on on on on on on on on on on on on n n n n on o on o n n n on n on o o n n n n n n o on n n n n n n on n o ce ce ce ce c ce ce ce c ce ce ce ce ce ce ce e e e e e ce c ce ce c ce ce e e e e ce ce e e e e c ce e c e e e ce e ce e e ce c e ce e c A spin around the dance oor opens all sorts of opportunities Save the date for Dancing with the Stars. A8 >>inside:Florida Weekly writers, designers win top honorsFlorida Weekly took home 11 awards Saturday at the Florida Press Associations 2008 Better Weekly Newspaper Awards ceremony in Palm Beach. Judges singled out Florida Weekly for overall graphic design (first place), general excellence (second place) and front-page makeup (second place). Our design staff works hard to create the best weekly news product in Florida, said Creative Director Jim Dickerson. These awards are testament to their professionalism. Writers Evan Williams and Artis Henderson won first-place awards for businessNewspaper earns 11 awards from Florida Press Association >> For a list of Florida Weeklys 2008 Florida Press Association awards, go to page B3. list of awards FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORTnews@ SEE AWARDS, A8 Earth Day And other eve society. Vol. II, No. 4 FREE Solid gold Bradleys Fine Jewel precious metal to lifeWEEK OF APRIL 23-29, 2008TwaThe Do brings country BY ROGER Medical technology and procedures are advancing so fast that its difficult for consumers to keep up. This is part five of Florida Weeklys eight-part series examining whats new in medicine in Southwest Florida. NEXT WEEK: Pain management. What you don't know about heart disease can kill youSouthwest Floridians, like other Americans, live in a world filled with pink ribbons, innocent-looking icons of awareness that many women also see as harbingers of a dreaded breast cancer diagnosis. Many a survey places breast cancer as the top female health concern. By the same token, Gulf Coast men (and those who care about them) worry about high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and the specter of a fatal heart attack. This year, however, BY LIBBY MCMILLANSpecial to Florida Weekly YEARS YOUNG THE SHORT COLORFUL HISTORY OF LEE COUNTY $$PPHOTOS COURTESY OF THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND THE FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION BY BY Y Florida Weekly highlights more Lee history in weeks to come.Historical:Inset: Lee County was named for Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee. Photos left to right: Thomas A. Edison, John Burroughs and Henry Ford lived on McGregor Boulevard, First Street as it looked 50 years ago and a Seminole indian in Lee County waters.EHere as much as anywhere, perhaps, the past is never dead. Its not even past, as William Faulkner wrote in his novel, Requiem for a Nun. But its hard to see that truth in the motion and expansion of a place where cows outnumbered people probably until the 1980s unless you look just under the surface. Beginning today, Florida Weekly celebrates what we were and are as a contemporary county sliced a mere 85 years ago from the original Lee, which stretched at one time as far east as Lake Okeechobee, and as far south as Marco Island and Everglades City. When that original county was formed from Monroe County in 1885, about 300 people lived in or near Fort Myers. But in 1923, when separate count ies were cast of Hendry and Collier and a new, trimmed-down Lee County was shaped out of 804 square miles of land, and about 408 square miles of water, everything changed. When I came here that year from Massachusetts, says Barbara B. Mann, speaking from her home on W. Riverside Drive last week, I was 10 years old. aught in the blink of a proverbial eye, contained in the breath of a single long life, preserved in the still-warm amber of the 20th century, with a few runt years of the 21st century thrown in to boot, lies the modern history of Lee County.CSEE LEE COUNTY, A8 COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Elizabeth Cosmai-Cintron from Florida Heart AssociatesexaiSEE HISTORICAL TIMELINE, A11 Meet the in town {B1}POWER WOMEN RitSpring FAnd other e society. C19 Vol. II, No. 13 FREE A long jouA Sanibel logge a detour throug landing the GulfWEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2008ActioSit in on Florida R writer N Hospital system adding new facilities at breakneck pace Cancer campus set to open this fallLee Memorial Health System, already one of the 10 largest hospital systems in the U.S., is getting even bigger, spending nearly $300 million on three major developments set to open in Lee County soon. The four-story Lee Regional Cancer CenteCl September, with an 80,000-square-foot Outpatient Center opening just down the street six months later. Soon after, additions to Gulf Coast Medical Center on Daniels Parkway and Metro Parkway, will almost quadruple the size of the existing hospital, adding more than 10-acres of patient facilities. When completed,theLeesystemill BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________Florida Weekly Correspondent Divorce can leave scars that last a lifetime, especially on children. Yet, the nasty court battles over money or custody dont need to be so bloody. Thats the message Lee Circuit Judge Hugh Starnes and Fort Myers family attorldShellyFinman are sendh process Finman termed The Cooperative Skills Model. His new Web site, respectfuldivorces. com, promotes a lessb ruising legal method of ending marriage. It includes getting lawyers from both sides to work together and avoid court, unlike the standard adversarial method which pits two sides against each other. The Cooperative method requires all sides to meet regularly with lawyers, financial planners, psychiatrists or whatever other experts are needed, to resolve differences. And i f the two sides cant agree outside of court, a judge steps in to mediate the proceedings in court, but the group still works as one team. The method aims for sensitivity, to both the swirl of emotions and practical, financial concerns that can make splitting up overwhelming. SummerAnd other society. C2 Vol. II, No. 17 FREE OnlLoca in a bWEEK OF JULY 23-29, 2008Multi-talentMeet Patricia Idl resident who's a TV and in the th SEE HOMELESS, A8 Can you adopt today? Pets that need saving.>>Inside: A9Civility, anyone? Lee courts hope couples consider itSEE DIVORCE, A17 economic strain creating more homelesspetsFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT _________________________news@ oridaweekly.comoving. Cant afford. The landlord says the pet has to go. These are the chief reasons people are giving when they surrender their pets to local animal shelters. In a gush of tears, one family, forced to live in its car due to the economic hard times, brought their beloved four-legged friend to the Gulf Coast Humane Society so that it could get the care it needed. Gulf Coast Humane Society Executive Director Don Cohen sighs when he recalls that recent episode at his downtown Fort Myers facility. They did the responsible thing, he said. But doing the responsible thing as far as family pets go during a rough economy doesnt seem to come easily. Area animal shelters are swelling with unwanted and abandoned pets. At Gulf Coast Humane Society, Cohen said he used to get about three surrendered pets a week. Now he sees about that many a day. On one recent day Cohen recalls owners giving up eight pets. The shelter takes in about 1,000 animals a year. So far this year, Cohen estimates that between 30 to 50 percent more animals are on the books." MFLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOBianca, a young Chihuahua is one of the lucky dogs. She was adopted last Saturday. BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly. comCooperative divorce settlements catching onStarnes Finman ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 NETWORKING B10-11 ARTS C1 C6&7 CUISINE HOMESCAPES REALESTATE PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE POSTAL CUSTOMER Vol. II, No. 30 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2008 'BorThe ti opens Oct. 2AR tOcAnd soc Getting in tune with Edison State's new music directorThomas Smith arrived at Edison State College in Fort Myers in late August, to become only the second music director in the schools history. He moved into the office that Dennis Hill had occupied as music director for more than 30 years. Looking in on the music room in the Humanities Building, the office is now filled with the new directors books, pictures and assorted trumpets. Dr. Smith, 55, earned a doctorate in music arts from the University of Texas in Austin, where he studied under trumpeter Raymond Crisara, one of the great playerperformer-teachers of all time, he says. As with most great teachers, he taught by example. Dr. Smith hopes to attract students toBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ MILLIONMARKTHELee and Collier county population is about to reach...(projected)1940s 1,000,000 1,150,000 550,000 700,000 850,000 400,000 250,000 100,000 0 1980Lee County populationCollier County population1990200020072010 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ TodayWeve done it now. Weve crossed the line, and theres no going back. Forevermore, Southwest Floridas Gulf coast from Naples to Fort Myers can be defined as a center of heavy population or we can call it a sprawl, a wedge, a mass, a fat dollop, or a swollen growth. Sometime this autumn, the population of Collier and Lee counties together will likely hit the unofficial standard of an urban core: 1 million permanent residents. That prediction is based on numbers released last week by the University of Florida that show a total two-county population of about 951,000 18 months ago, on April 1, 2007, and a projected population of about 1.17 million 14 months from now, in 2010 (projected figures vary). Dont worry about putting the big 1 million in lights; it already is. The refracted nightlight visible from space illuminates the sky for about 50 solid miles along the coast, from Marco Island in the south to Cape Coral in the north. Five short decades ago, in 1958, roughly 60,000 people lived in the two counties, which together amass 2,830 square miles of land. Almost 55,000 of those people lived in Lee, much the smaller county, with 804 square miles of land. More than 5,000 people lived in Collier, most of them Naples residents but Collier includes a whopping 2,025 square miles of land. Nowadays, 80 percent of that, about 1,620 square miles, is owned either by theSEE MILLION, A8 SEE MUSIC, A13 SATELLITE IMAGE FROM NASA, HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM THE FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES AND MODERN PHOTO A FLORIDA WEEKLY IMAGE LEE COLLIER EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThomas Smith is only the second music director in Edison State College's history. For me, dancing is a different way of expression. You can write a poem, you can tell a story or you can do the same thing with dance. Jeffrey Hajko, Fred Astaire Dance Studio

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 Open 7 Days! Mon Fri 9:30 8, Sat 9:30 6, Sun 10:30 5 99 9th St. South,U.S. 41 North at 1st Ave. South(next to Prestons Steakhouse, near Starbucks) TWIN SETS starting at $89 each piece QUEEN SETS starting at $259 KING SETS starting at $399 CLEARANCE 35% TO 75% OFF! HUGE PRICE REDUCTIONS ON ALL OTHER MATTRESSES IN THE STORE! with purchase of $399 and up! with purchase of $399 and up! FREE DELIVERY! FREE BEDFRAME! FREE REMOVALOF YOUR OLD MATTRESS! OR PLUS BARGAINS GALORE IN OUR CLEARANCE ROOM! HUGE SELECTION OF HEADBOARDS! SALE ENDS July 31 Summer Mattress Sale! Summer Mattress Sale! T T Kingsport Plush TWIN FULL QUEEN KINGWas $279 $399 $449 $849Is $229 $329 $349 $599Plymouth Firm TWIN FULL QUEEN KINGWas $329 $429 $479 $679Is $249 $299 $369 $549Excellence Pillow Top TWIN FULL QUEEN KINGWas $499 $729 $799 $1099Is $399 $529 $599 $799Beautyrest Millner Pillow Top or Firm TWIN FULL QUEEN KINGWas $1069 $1279 $1329 $1739Is $699 $949 $999 $1399Brayden Euro TopMANAGERS SPECIAL 50% OFF TWIN FULL QUEEN KINGSALE $649 $749 $899 $1199 ALL OTHER BEDS HAVE FREE FOUNDATIONS! BRAND NAME MATTRESS SETSI was reminded of Outward Bound School while talking to Naples builder John Remington recently, and again while talking with my mother about my 92-year-old aunt, her oldest living sister. The two have something in common; both are survivors. My aunt Patty grew up on a remote mountain cattle ranch with no running water, indoor plumbing or electricity her own Outward Bound. If there are any people tougher or instinctively more independent than she or her brothers and sisters, I dont know who they are. Mr. Remington, on the other hand, grew up in Hanover, N.H. Hes a national board member of Outward Bound, the famous survival and self-awareness program begun by the British during World War II. He also attended a month-long course the same summer I did, 40 years ago. I was just shy of 17, the minimum age they allowed, and he was probably about 18 or 19. There were no girls or women then in our patrols, as they called them. That came later. Each course offered a variety of instruction and adventure, along with several distinct sojourns. For example, we did the final expedition four days, three students, two maps and one compass, along with one marked route of about 60 miles through rugged terrain. No instructor. We also did the solo. The solo amounted to nothing more than three days and nights alone in a remote place. I dont know how it went for Mr. Remington, on or near Hurricane Island in Maine. But in the Gore Range above Vail, Colo., the experience proved memorable. We came into the solo period after a couple of weeks of June snow in the mountains, without a lot of food and already fairly hungry. I was the only person in the patrol who had saved what amounted to a handful of dried rice. On the morning we were to be positioned in my case at about 10,200 feet I built a fire, boiled the rice and ate it, aiming for a last injection of calories. We were also given a choice of what to take and wear. Six of the eight patrol members took sleeping bags and matches (you were allowed only six matches), along with coats. Another took the matches and a coat, but no sleeping bag. I took no matches and no sleeping bag and no coat (I had a couple of heavy, long-sleeved wool cowboy shirts, Pendletons). That proved to be a miscalculation. On the first night, it snowed again, and I found myself stuffing mud and pine branches into my shirt and trousers, and then stuffing my body into a small rock cave to get out of the wind. Each morning, we were required to hang a piece of our gear on a tree near our site, so an unseen instructor could slip by and check on us. He would then put it on the ground. I remember resenting that, although I also began to fantasize that my instructors had lost me, illogical as that was. At the time, I had no idea that the solo would be my first opportunity not only to sympathize with starving people elsewhere in the world, but to feel some empathy for the burdens endured by the very old, at least as I imagine them. When the elderly go solo not for a paltry three days, but forever, and usually by losing a spouse and having to move somewhere Im certain they begin to feel lost or abandoned, no matter how unreasonable that notion might seem to someone else. And if they live alone, they know, too, that illness or death could occur without anybody noticing. Hence the black button. Where my aunt has lived now for the last few weeks a completely independent apartment in a Denver elderly care place shes required to push a black button every day by noon. She forgot a couple of times, of course, and in came the crowd. When I heard about this from my mother, I was outraged. Shes independent. She drives. She thinks clearly. Ill bet she could still shoot better than any of the men in her family, if she had something to rest the rifle on. But she has to push a damn button. A black one. No wonder she doesnt love it in her new home, I told my mother. To my surprise, however, my mother, who lives alone in the house she shared with my dad, said she thought a black button was a great idea (not for her, of course, but for her sister). At first, I was disappointed. Is that it in life you get to a certain point and they hobble you with black button and treat you like a kid? Then I called the much more reasonable people at Bentley Village in Collier County, and at Shell Point in Lee. I began to rethink my position, based on my memory of Outward Bound. The fact is, a system of checking works when things get rough or solitary and very little appears rougher or more solitary in some ways than old age. We all need each other, after all. At Shell Point, the buttons optional (and free) in the independent living section. If you sign on, you just push a red flashing button by 9 a.m. (there are also pull cords throughout each residence; when pulled, help comes). In Bentley Village, theres a monitoring box in the hall you have to walk past, a pendent you wear, and push buttons in the bathrooms. A little much, maybe, but a lot better than nothing. I still plan to complain about my aunts place, however. That color a suggestive, funereal black. Does the damn button have to be black? Why not blue or red or green, or purple with white polka dots? All right, I guess black works, too. Never let it be said they arent realists over there in the mountains. COMMENTARY The Black Button rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 General ManagerShelley Lund slund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Pierce Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. Krol Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Alysia Shivers Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographerJim McLaughlinContributing PhotographersPeggy Farren Marla Ottenstein Lori YoungCopy EditorCathy CottrillProductionAlex Perez Amanda Hartman Kim Boone Jon Colvin Iris Riddle Eric RaddatzCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationPaul Neumann Gregory Tretwold David Anderson Carl FundAccount ExecutivesTauna Schott Melanie Glisson Nicole Masse nmasse@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2009 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. Congressional action to reduce health care costs is essentialTo the Editor: While it is encouraging that Senate and House committees are beginning to seriously consider health care reform legislation, it is critical that the U.S. Congress takes action and passes real health care reform in the next few months. America is facing a health care crisis caused by a combination of skyrocketing costs and an insurance system that leaves 47 million of us without any coverage. The current health care system is endangering both our economy and our health. According to a study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, 70 percent of Americans surveyed believe the health care system needs major changes, if not a complete overhaul. Health care reform legislation must guarantee quality, affordable health care to all U.S. residents. It is universal coverage that will determine the humanity of our system, and all Americans must have health care coverage, including the choice of a quality, affordable public insurance plan. In addition, it is essential that comparative data on treatments, benefits packages and medical outcomes be made publicly available so that individuals can make informed health decisions. Congress needs to take additional strong action to reduce the costs of health care for individuals, businesses and communities. Legislation must provide effective cost controls, equitable distribution of services and allow for efficient and economical delivery of care. Offering everyone a government administered health insurance plan like Medicare that would compete with private health insurance plans will be key. Sincerely, Sandy Parker, President, League of Women Voters of Collier County Ann Campbell, Social Policy Committee Chair, LWVCC, and OffBoard Resource for Health Care, League of Women Voters of Florida, Naples 239513-1595 LETTERS to the EDITOR OPINION President Barack Obama knows healthcare policy. Give him an hour and a half to hold forth, as ABC News obligingly did at a town-hall meeting, and he will invariably impress with his fluidity. This makes it all the more remarkable that he often appears unable to understand how his health-care program threatens private insurance. At a recent press conference, Obama argued that the very notion of it doesnt compute: If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best-quality health care, if they tell us that theyre offering a good deal, then why is it that the government which they say cant run anything suddenly is going to drive them out of business? Thats not logical.This is exceptionally brazen sophistry. Private insurers are at a disadvantage vis--vis the federal government because they dont have the power of the government to dictate prices to doctors and hospitals. Thats what Medicare does, and why it pays less for health services than private insurers.Since Medicare doesnt pay hospitals enough to cover costs, they have to make up the expense by charging more to private insurers. Medicare hospital payments declined from 95 percent of costs in 2003 to 91 percent of costs in 2007, private payer rates steadily increased. A massive new government plan that doesnt pay its own way will augment this cost shift, making private insurance more expensive still and sending ever more people into the arms of the government plan. ObamaCare, then, could unravel the entire private system very quickly. And in Obamas telling, it all would have been a strange accident of fate. All he wanted to do was reduce health-care costs, and lo and behold, he ended up with the Canada-style system no one thought politically possible. What dumb luck. Since some 80 percent of Americans are satisfied with their health care, Obama must minimize the risk to them. This is why one of Obamas signature lines almost up there with hope and change is the promise that anyone who wants to keep his health insurance can do so. If you like your health-care plan, youll be able to keep your health-care plan, period, Obama said in his speech to the American Medical Association. No one will take it away, no matter what. Asked at his press conference about his frequent reassurances that people will get to keep their current insurance, Obama reached for wiggle room. He explained that the government wont make you change plans. Well, one is thankful for little things. But Obama implicitly left open the possibility that his reform will tilt the system so that employers, on their own, unload their coverage. Which is exactly the problem, and why Obamas reform threatens private insurance. Only if Obama successfully obfuscates this point will he get his public option. Otherwise, the chances of his big-bang change to the American health system radically diminish. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYAs if President Barack Obama didnt already have his work cut out for him at home and abroad, the persistent and painful now has some members of his party in Congress clamoring for another stimulus bill. This emerging debate among congressional Democrats, Republicans and the White House may signal that the Obama era is entering a new phase. Its still early, but a combination of economic desperation and our accelerated media environment mean that its already getting late at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Democratic calls to work up another round of federal stimulus spending, which got louder following the release of Junes dismal unemployment numbers, have had an unintentional, if predictable, side effect: They have served as a signal to Republicans in Congress and elsewhere that the requisite amount of time has passed to reasonably declare the first, $787 billion stimulus a failure. Whether or not this judgment is premature, fair or accurate, it represents the first critique of an Obama policy that claims basis in fact rather than forecasting. As such, it complicates an already difficult and greatly ambitious legislative agenda that notably includes health-care reform and the cap-and-trade bill aimed at combating global climate change. Early indications are that gaining passage of these measures in forms that will not alienate their supporters as much as their detractors will require Obama to spend political capital that he has, so far, seemed reluctant to put on the table. And if the movement for another stimulus bill gains serious traction among the House and Senate leadership while the public sours on the first stimulus, even a full-court presidential press may not be enough to fully salvage the signature issues of Obamas first term. Many in the Democratic base who called for a bigger, stronger stimulus months ago see a bitter irony in Obamas bind. From their point of view, Obama allowed the stimulus to be watered down for the sake of Republican support that never emerged. Meanwhile, Republicans will continue to argue that government spending wasnt the answer then and surely is not the answer now and theyll point to the growing federal deficit and the projected cost of the administrations proposals to underscore their point.During his first six months in office, Obama has given the appearance of one laying the groundwork for his administrations future challenges, with varying degrees of skill, success and care. Viewed this way, his early outreach to Republicans on the stimulus could be seen as a strategically sound effort to either gain substantive support from the opposition or give the lie to GOP rhetoric about bipartisanship. One senses that Team Obama came into the White House with a methodical, determinedly patient political approach gamed out.In another time and place, such a strategy may have served the White Houses interests to perfection. But the demands of the present American moment do not seem especially suited to patience. As we heard over and over again last January, few presidents have entered office with so many pressing domestic and international matters on their plates. Obama has, by necessity and by choice, taken on a lot of big issues early. And if the stimulus turns out, as some predicted months ago, to be a make-or-break piece of legislation for the Obama presidency, it will have been the wrong place for strategic concessions. The presidential campaign revealed Obama to be a late-game politician he was often at his best when the pressure was at its greatest and the game seemed to be slipping away from him. Its the kind of performance he may need to repeat if he wants to direct events rather than allow them to direct him. p fo cu d an in danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Obama and the stimulusGUEST OPINION On health care, Obamas dirty secret



PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly Very often, people call looking for a day of adventure and relaxation on the water. They want to simply be able to enjoy themselves with friends, or to take in the scenery, without having to be concerned about operating and navigating the boat, he says. In that case, it becomes my job to chart a safe course, pay attention to the weather, navigate and care for the boat and to even make suggestions about places to go or sights to see. All the owner and guests have to worry about is enjoying themselves.For the Marco Island-based Palm Breeze Charters, he also captains a pontoon boat that accommodates up to six passengers. And at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, he teaches the Florida Boating Safety Card course for boaters younger than 21. His own son Justin, now 21, grew up boating and jet skiing on Lake George and is an excellent seaman, the captain says proudly. Although Capt. Alberts love is the sea, his work as a captain is only part time. His fulltime vocation is as president of Albert Risk Services, which provides property and casualty loss control inspections for commercial insurance companies. He enjoys the work hes done for more than 20 years, but he looks forward to the day when he will retire from his official day job and work as a sea captain fulltime. I love every minute that I spend on the water, he says. I cant imagine anything Id rather do. 15 MINUTES In addition to his work on the Princess, Mr. Albert also captains charter cruises for private boat owners, who hire him for their own sightseeing and party excursions. Local dealers also hire him to deliver yachts to their new owners. In the future, I hope to deliver out-of-state boats to their local owners as well, he says.Soon after Capt. Jim Albert and his wife Joni moved to Naples in 2007, they treated themselves to a pleasure cruise aboard the Naples Princess. That night I mentioned to my wife how much I would enjoy captaining the beautiful ship, he recalls. Two years later, hes one of four captains who take the helm of the 110-foot sightseeing, sunset and dinner cruise yacht. The job seems tailor-made for a man who has spent a good portion of his life on the water.The son of a U.S. Navy seaman, Capt. Albert attended the Christian Brothers Academy military school in Albany, N.Y. As a youth he was a member of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps., a program that introduces teens to naval life and prepare them for a possible career in the Navy.The middle child between an older sister and a younger brother, the captain was the only one of his siblings to follow in his fathers military footsteps. My brother and sister had no interest in the military, but I knew I wanted to go in the Navy by the time I was in middle school, he says. He joined the Navy in the early 1970s and served in the navigation department aboard the USS Benjamin Franklin, a nuclear submarine. Following that assignment, het trained and recruited U.S. Navy sea cadets for the recruiting command in Albany, N.Y., and attained the rank of commanding officer in the USS Albany Division. He also holds a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine 100-ton master captains license. Id captain the Princess every day if I could, he says about his two-day-a-week gig aboard the 149-passenger yacht that sets sail from Naples Bay. Among his favorite responsibilities as a Naples Princess Captain is officiating weddings. Its one of the most special aspects of my job, he says, adding he often chokes up when reading the vows. I dont view them just as words that Im reading, he says. Theyre very meaningful. As a licensed ships captain, he would only be allowed to perform wedding ceremonies at sea; therefore, hes also a licensed notary public under Florida state law. The ceremonies we perform take place in Florida waters, usually right in or around Naples, he explains, adding hes married about a dozen happy couples aboard the Princess.Its smooth sailing for Capt. Jim Albert onboard the Naples PrincessCOURTESY PHOTO Capt. Jim Albert at the helm


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 again a cultural star in its own right. The phenomenon has provided a healthy injection of money for more than a few nonprofits, too, says Elaine Mayrides, executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. The agency is preparing its third annual fundraiser modeled on TVs Dancing with the Stars. Theres such a new enthusiasm for dance, and for dancing with the stars, Ms. Mayrides says. And in Naples, she adds, Fundraising is so competitive for the shrinking dollar that if we come up with something (compelling), well do very well. In the LVCC dance-off later this year, nine prominent Neapolitans will waltz, foxtrot, tango and salsa for the judges and for the crowd (whose votes are counted in dollars) at the Naples Hilton. Already the local stars are dancing and training with professionals from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which provides instruction at no charge. In this case, the joy of a pure and disciplined expression is the reward, says Jeffrey Hajko, an owner and manager at the studio on Pine Ridge Road. For me, dancing is a different way of expression, he explains. You can write a poem, you can tell a story or you can do the same thing with dance. And once people start dancing, he adds, they begin to realize that theres more to it. There are benefits exercise, making new friends, that sense of achievement that comes with moving so well. Moving so well, together. You cant dance and be a fish you cant not connect with the person youre dancing with, says Marvilla Marzan, an instructor and dance partner with Bruce Akioka, owner of Akis Dance Studio in Fort Myers. Her comment offers both a response and a rebuttal to a famous feminist mantra of the 1970s, often attributed to Gloria Steinem: A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. In dance, interdependence is the glory, not independence.Steppin out and aboutOn a recent Sunday afternoon, artfully attired men and women who appeared to need each other like a left foot needs a right, spun, stepped, swayed and sashayed across the dance floor at Aki Studios. The six-hour affair showcased the talent and teaching of students and instructors representing schools in both Naples and Fort Myers. Togetherness was a given, which is one of the great lessons of dance, insists Helaine Treitman, an American who teaches Argentine tango in Naples. I think of tango as Permission Seduction, (after Seth Godins Permission Marketing), Ms. Treitman explains on her Web site, For men who might be discouraged in their attempts to meet women off the dance floor, Ms. Treitman says, The rules of the game are that you walk into a room filled with romantic music and find intelligent, attractive, beautifully dressed women who, simply on accepting a glance and a nod from you, will wrap their arms around you and snuggle up to your check and your chest, excited to discover the intimate things your bodys about to tell them. That is, if youre clean and well presented, and if you can dance not necessarily as an expert or as a master of tricks and embellishments, but as a communicator, she adds. Then, The same woman who might not look twice at you at Starbucks or happy hour is actually hoping that youll vanquish her with your tango. And perhaps vice versa, since in tango, the woman is not merely following, says Ms. Treitman; with a great communicator, her following can result in the propagation of new movements, a stylish form of leading that may not occur in the waltz, for example. Perhaps that worked for Mr. Akioka and local celebrity star Pam Cronin, a past president of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and co-owner of The Shell Factory, when they danced an American Red Cross charity event after months of training in Fort Myers last year, and won. Was the pressure on as the crowd studied the dancers and television cameras rolled? It doesnt put any pressure on me, because I know what I can do, says Mr. Akioka, who opened his studio in Fort Myers in 1995 and has danced competitively and professionally for 30 years. If there was pressure, it was mostly because I wanted Pam to look good. And she did. She had great animation, she worked really hard in preparation and she took the characteristics of this dance seriously and she sold it.Men: the hard sellAs lovely as all that sounds, for some reason formal dancing isnt an easy sell to most men, dancers and dance promoters agree. Often, classes, studios and clubs have a preponderance of women hoping for dance partners of the opposite sex. That becomes the problem, to get the guys, admits Jerry Alajajian, the spirited owner of Handsome Harrys on Third Street South in Naples, where patrons can step up for complimentary dance lessons every Thursday evening on the patio. In the summertime and with only the locals I thought, Whats everybody missing? Whats fun? Mr. Alajajian says. The answer he came up with: Dance and especially Latin dances such as the salsa or the merengue. He brings in Kuper Banush, a master, to teach the lesson. And when the men are few and far between on Thursday evenings at Handsome Harrys, Mr. Alajajian throws himself on the company sword and dances, too.Do it for herBack in Fort Myers, Steve Marino has some advice for men who are convinced dancing requires a falling-on-the-sword attitude. Mr. Marino heads the employee-owned Home-Tech, a prosaic-sounding company that services appliances, air conditioning and plumbing or electrical systems. But there is nothing prosaic about Mr. Marino, an expert dancer who speaks from the mans point of view. You do it particularly for your significant other, he explains. Its one of the best gifts you can ever give to your wife or fiance or partner. Its an activity you both can enjoy and have fun with your entire life. Mr. Marino knows this first hand: He trained for months to win a very competitive fundraiser for the American Red Cross in Lee County in 2007. Returning as a judge the following year, he met his fiance, Tamara Surratt. Dancing is probably not something that comes natural to me, or to most men, Mr. Marino says. Beginning when were young, women and girls twirl in the mirror. You dont find guys twirling in the mirror. Were out throwing baseballs or running in the woods or fighting each other. But once dance becomes part of your existence (which takes discipline and some effort, Mr. Marino warns), it fits into your life as a separate activity, and it fits socially. Probably 90 percent of women love dance, and love formal dancing. To go out and really know how, and to look good to give her that that to me is the main reason men should learn. Theres just one other thing about men and dance, Mr. Marino adds. In a voice that might also reflect the opinion of Ms. Treitman the tango master, he says: For a single guy, dance is nothing but power. If you know how, you can dance with anybody. You can talk to every woman in a club or a social setting.Dance the shyness awayMany people who take up dance in their adulthoods have either seen it or learned to appreciate it on some level in their youths. Ms. Marzan at Aki Studio, for example, was born in Puerto Rico, where her mother was a folk dancer. Part of the splendor of dance, she says, is the elegance and immediacy of its etiquette. You learn how to approach people, how to be more comfortable socially. It opens you up, because youre really exposing yourself, she explains. If youre going to dance, you have to find somebody to dance with. You have to find somebody and say, How about a dance, my name is so-and-so, or, Do you swing? Do you care to dance? Its a big step. But its a step that anyone can take. And that is a universal theme among these dance instructors. I have never seen anyone who couldnt dance, Ms. Treitman insists. There is no such thing as two left feet. If you can breath, you can dance. All of them say that. Ive taught for eight years, and Ive seen just about everything, and every level of athletic ability, Mr. Hajko at Fred Astaire in Naples says. Ive seen someone who was blind, dance beautifully. Ive seen a woman in a wheelchair dance. Anyone can dance. And many will but not Ms. Mayrides of the Collier County Literacy Volunteers, at least not with the local stars on her organizations gala night at the Naples Hilton in November. Why the heck not? I would dance in a heartbeat but I have to organize the whole thing, she says. Is that a convenient excuse? Could Ms. Mayrides be shy? My gosh, no. Its so much fun. I love to dance, she says. But what if she were shy or what if you were shy, for example? Shyness will go away, advises Ms. Marzan. But it has to happen in its own time. An art like dance is very generous in lending you a way to get over it quickly. STEPPINFrom page 1writing and humorous column, respectively. Second-place honors went to Roger Williams for community history, Nancy Stetson for criticism, Evan Williams for best obituary by a newspaper, and the Florida Weekly staff for the feature story and Web site development categories. Betsy Clayton and Evan Williams won an honorable mention for outdoors writing. We have a simple philosophy: Hire the best journalists, couple them with the best design team and create an interesting, professionally produced newspaper every week, said Jeffrey Cull, executive editor. Being singled out by our peers for these awards makes us all very proud of the work we do.Florida Weekly publishes weekly newspapers in Greater Fort Myers, Greater Naples and Punta Gorda/southern Charlotte County with a combined circulation of nearly 50,000. Other local winners included: the Collier Citizen in Naples, with three awards; Gulf Coast Business Review, with two awards; and the Fort Myers Beach Observer, with one award. The Florida Press Associations Better Weekly Newspaper Awards are open to monthly, semi-monthly, weekly, semiweekly and tri-weekly newspaper members. The latest awards were presented for work published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2008. AWARDSFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR/ FLORIDA WEEKLYNick and Kathy Laduca take a turn around the dance floor at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. >> What: Dancing with the Stars to bene t Literacy Volunteers of Collier County >> When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 >> Where: Naples Hilton >> Tickets: $150 per person includes cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and the danceoff. >> The dancers: Larry Aquilar, Kelly Anderson, Kathleen Bove, Marilyn Janss, Brenda and Patrick OConnor, Mayela Rosales, Vicki and Tom Williams >> Information: Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, 262-4448. if you go


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Americans fantasize, Germans actTwo formerly well-off retired couples in Speyer, Germany, whose nest egg was largely wiped out by investments in sub-prime Florida mortgages, vented their anger by kidnapping their investment adviser, James Amburn, in June. They took him to the vacation home of one of the couples near the Austrian border, bound him like a mummy and beat and tortured him over several days. They fracturing two ribs in repeated attempts to punish him and extort his own property as partial compensation for their losses. Police rescued him after he managed to send a coded message by fax. People with too much money A resident at 48 Commonwealth Ave. in Bostons Back Bay neighborhood paid $300,000 in June for one outdoor, uncovered parking space, according to the listing agent. Texas accountant Randy Reeves, 50, paid $1,500 cash in April for the dentists mold of the upper and lower teeth of Tiny Tim, which the late singer had given to the seller. Smooth reactions Marcus Johnson, 33, of Wichita, Kan., was sentenced to 10 years in prison in May for an incident last year in which, angered by a police officers demand to lower the volume of his car radio, Johnson immediately drove to City Hall, went up a ramp at about 45 mph, crashed through the front door and continued on through the building. Robert Caton, 50, was arrested in Andover, England, in May after he drove his Rolls-Royce through the front window of a Tesco store. His wife said he had been upset to find out that the bed they had ordered did not come with a mattress. Science on the cutting edge Researchers from Cleveland State University, for a recent journal article, assessed the physical traits of 195 female characters from the first 20 James Bond films, revealing that more were brunette than blond and that at least 90 percent were young, slim and of above-average looks. In June, a branch of the National Institutes of Health awarded a $423,000 grant to the Kinsey Institute to find out why men seem to prefer not to use condoms during sex. (ABC News, reporting the announcement, contacted a sex-advice blogger, who revealed, free of charge, that its because the condom reduces sexual sensation.) Anna Ryan, 42, of Blue Springs, Mo., was baffled for years why her normal 140 pounds sometimes ballooned to as much as 260 despite her consistently rigorous diet and exercise regimen. Finally, two years ago (according to a June 2009 dispatch in Londons Daily Mail), nocturnal tests performed by Overland Park, Kan., physician Scott Eveloff revealed a disorder: Ryan was a sleepwalker whose routine included as many as eight kitchen visits a night in which she gorged herself but of which she had no memory the next morning. Nestor Waddell had to rush his 11-year-old Labrador mix, Jack, to the vet in May when he started acting strange during a walk, which had taken him into some bushes. The vet concluded that Jack had discovered and devoured some dry, harvested marijuana. According to Waddell, (Jacks) eyes were kind of glossed over. When he was trying to walk, he was looking at his paw, and then looking at the ground and then trying to get his paw to reach the ground, but was unsuccessful. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATELeading economic indicatorsIn May, the University of Washington ran a two-month campaign of compassion to help people hurt by the downturn in the economy. Fans of UWs football team who lost their jobs or are otherwise financially unable to renew their Huskies season tickets can tap into a special philanthropic fund. A donors $500 taxdeductible gift to Dawgs Supporting Dawgs would permit a hard-hit fan to maintain his place on the priority seasonticket list (though this years seats would be in an inferior location). Least competent criminals Victor Delfi was arrested and charged with robbing the Lincoln Park Savings Bank in Chicago, having tipped off authorities when he tried to deposit red-dye-stained money into his own account at another bank. Marlon Moore, 39, was indicted in Miami in June in what the Internal Revenue Service said was a series of attempts to cheat the U.S. Treasury. Using several aliases, Moore allegedly requested bogus tax refunds in the amounts of $5.959 trillion, $2.975 trillion and $6 trillion. (Also, under his own name, he asked for a tax refund of $10 million.) 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 NEWS A13 Naples Gators will welcome Deion Sanders and NFL playersThe Naples Gators Youth Football, Cheerleading and Dance League will welcome NFL star Deion Sanders and his Select Teams from Dallas Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1. Former Naples Gator and Naples High School alumnus Freddie McCrary, who played 12 seasons in the NFL, will be an honorary coach for the Naples Gators. The public is welcome to attend the following: 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 31: Mr. Sanders teams and Naples Gators walk-through at Fleishmann Park. Saturday, Aug. 1: Game day at Fleischmann Park begins at 10:30 a.m. with an exhibition game between the Dallas Select Team and the Naples Gators 125-pound team. At 12:30 p.m. the exhibition between the Dallas Select Team and the Naples Gators 140-pound team begins. After the games, Mr. Sanders and Mr. McCrary will sign autographs, and everyone will enjoy a barbecue. Cost at the gate is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The Naples Gators has served local youth since 1958. Anyone from the Collier County area can participate in the leagues tackle and flag football, cheerleading and dance teams. A nonprofit organization, the league is committed to providing the youth of Collier County a quality program based on the fundamentals of good sportsmanship. For more information, visit *Plus 6% sales tax. 2009 Golf dues are $8,500. Membership is non-refundable. 18520 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 www.MiromarLakes.comFor additional information contact:Ken McMaster, PGA, Director of Golf & Membership (239) 481-5721 Arthur Hills only Signature championship golf course in Southwest Florida Golf Clubhouse driving range & practice fairway Invitational Membership 0% down, 4% interest ASSOCIATE GOLF MEMBERSHIP ZERO DOWN LOW INTEREST FINANCING $45,000* Family Transition Coaching Daily Money Management Insurance Claims Advocacy Senior Move Management Household Inventory Household Liquidation Estate Administration Support 239.325.1880 SEDANS SUVS LIMOUSINES 32 PASSENGER VIP LIMO COACH LIMO SUVS TROLLEYS MOTOR COACHES CORPORATE TRANSPORTATION CALL FOR SPECIAL WEDDING PACKAGESEXECUTIVE SERVICES AND TRANSPORTATION, INC.THE MARINO GROUP, INC. 239.596.5517re g enc y SERVING ALL FLORIDA COAST TO COAST CALL NOW FOR SPECIAL SUMMER RATES! CALL NOW FOR SPECIAL SUMMER RATES! 15101ShellPointBlvd.FortMyers,Florida33908 1-800-780-1131 (239)466-1131www.shellpoint.orgShellPointislocatedinFortMyersjustoffSummerlinRoad 2milesbeforetheSanibelCauseway.2009ShellPoint.Allrightsreserved.SLS-1259-09ShellPointisanon-profitministryofTheChristianandMissionaryAllianceFoundation InformativeMorningPresentationsTuesdays&Wednesdays at9a.m. Thursdays at10a.m.PresentationsheldattheWelcomeCenterRegisterforthedatethatworksbestforyou.Call(239)466-1131or1-800-780-1131Nowistheperfecttimeto learnaboutShellPoints newproductofferingsand specialincentives,whilegetting allofyourquestionsanswered ataninformativepresentation andtour.Spaceislimited, though,socalltoday!Attenda FREESeminarDONTMISSOUT!SpecialDiscounts,Savings,andOffers AvailableButOnlyForLimitedTimeCallToday!TheseminarisFREE,butseatingislimited.


A14 WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 Naples-bawed First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (in organization) has received preliminary approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for deposit insurance in connection with the proposed merger with Lehigh Acres-based Panther Community Bank. The resulting bank will be named First National Bank of the Gulf Coast and will be headquartered in Naples.Subject to receiving final regulatory approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, it is anticipated that the combined bank will open in late August. We are delighted to receive the approval of the FDIC, said Gary Tice, chairman and CEO. Obtaining deposit insurance in todays economic environment is a significant achievement and allows us to proceed with our merger and begin the business of banking with three fullservice locations, he added. Founded in 2007, Panther Community Bank has total assets of approximately $50 million and one office in Lehigh Acres. The bank provides retail and commercial banking services with a special emphasis on the loan and deposit needs of individuals and small to mid-sized business owners within the local community. The organizers of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (in organization) have received preliminary regulatory approvals and will conduct a public offering of common stock to raise the necessary funds to capitalize the bank and proceed with the planned merger.The combined bank will have approximately 65 employees. The management team will be led by Mr. Tice and by Garrett Richter, president; C.C. Coghill, senior executive vice president and chief credit officer; and Robert Reichert, senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Members of the Panther Community Bank executive team, including Karen Makowski, president and CEO; Philip Nemni, chief financial officer; and Brenda Dolan, chief credit officer, will also continue in key roles with the bank.The main office of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast will be at 3560 Kraft Road in Naples; a full-service branch will be at 811 Anchor Rode Drive. The main office of Panther Community Bank at 50 Joel Blvd. in Lehigh Acres will be maintained as a branch of the new bank. FDIC gives bank merger preliminary OKSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY TICE


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PAGE 18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 HEALTHY LIVINGIn a time when the celebrity world lost 50-year-old infomercial king Billy Mays and pop superstar Michael Jackson, could it be any wonder that Ralph Wildman, 53, was eating a veggie sandwich and a banana during his lunch break recently? I was beginning to get a little paunchy around the waist, the Palm Beach Gardens, salesman explained. Too much time with my Tivo. Cardiologists say its not our imagination: Mens heart trouble really does begin to show itself around age 50. Former Meet the Press host Tim Russert died of a sudden heart attack at 58. Kelsey Grammer, of TVs Fraser, survived a heart attack at 53. Bill Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery when he was 58 when the former presidents arteries were 90 percent blocked. Mr. Wildman said they got his attention. Hes started running and swimming most days working off the barbecue, hushpuppies and pork roasts of his North Carolina youth. Hes taking fish oil, too. And hes not alone. Mr. Mays had appeared the picture of health while shouting his way into 10 percent of the 50 top commercial spots on television. It made his sudden death all the more jolting to the last wave of baby boomer men now approaching their big 5-0. The question is whether, like Mr. Wildman, theyre ready to do anything about it.Cardiologists: Heart attacks are preventableDelray Beach, Fla., cardiologist Lawrence Weinstein tells his patients to think of each bad habit each bacon cheeseburger, Porterhouse and platter of hot wings as just another link in a chain of heart disease theyve forged for themselves; like Charles Dickens character Jacob Marley, damned to wander London dragging the chains of his misdeeds. Our chains bind in middle age, when men reach their mid-40s, women, their mid50s, he said. Smoking, inactivity, excessive weight and diabetes all raise the risk. There are no do-overs. You dont get a chance to go back and change things, Mr. Weinstein said. But try telling an 18-yearold to watch what they are eating.BY STACEY SINGER ____________________Special To Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOSCelebrities Billy Mays, right, and Michael Jackson recently died at the age of 50. Their deaths have gotten some baby boomers thinking more about their own health and eating habits. Healthy menu items win the popularity contest when surveys ask, Would you like to see more? But when it comes to turning those votes into vittles we end up ordering, those light items dont make it to the plate. If youve ever gone out for a salad and ended up with a steak, you can relate to this. According to new findings from Mintel Menu Insights, a company that tracks restaurant menu trends, although more than three-quarters of adults claim theyd like to see more healthy items on the menu, barely half say they usually order them. So whats driving us to the drivethroughs? No surprise that taste and appetite demands trump nutrition most of the time. Mintels survey found that 20 percent rank food health as an important factor, while taste and hunger satisfaction, selected by 77 percent and 44 percent of respondents respectively, were more important when ordering dinner. Just because a menu item is promoted as being healthier doesnt mean it cant be just as tasty and satisfying. Lots of restaurants are upping the ante on flavor without a lot of added fat by emphasizing more farm-fresh vegetables, interesting spice blends and zesty low-calorie sauces such as salsas and citrus marinades. Chef Scott Hemmerlys new farm to table menu at Neo in Atlanta features gorgeous salads, including a watermelon and tomato salad with feta cheese. Vegetable side dishes are delicious creations with a just-picked taste such as an okra, corn, black-eyed pea succotash with smoked tomato broth. Another obstacle voiced by diners is that healthy restaurant fare is more expensive. But, thats not always the case. The last time I checked, a small order of fries costs less than a large order. And to make that burger a bit lighter, you can skip the cheese and save a bit. Split an oversize entree with a friend and your meal just cost half as much. Trying to eat more fish? That can be pretty pricey with halibut, snapper or sea bass often being a menus highest-price tickets. But, theres more than one fish in the sea. Tilapia and even mountain trout often cost the same as the chicken entrees. Sharing dessert, another great way to live it up and keep your weight down, will trim your restaurant food dollar, too. Dining out does get a lot of the blame for our nations battle of the bulge and thats one of the driving forces behind government regulations to increase nutrition labeling on menus. Mintels survey found that more than three-quarters of us do want to see the cost in fat and calories listed on a menu, too. Makes sense to me. How would you like to buy a pair of shoes with no price tag and youd only find out how much it cost after it was billed to your credit card? In order to decide which menu choice is the healthiest, we need the food facts first. Maybe then more diners will opt for the lighter choice when they see how much theyre saving. Healthy dining: What we say con icts with what we eatHeart disease can show up as arrhythmias and as coronary artery disease both of which may go undiagnosed until a heart attack strikes. High cholesterol, a bad diet, and bad luck in the gene department all lead plaque to accumulate inside blood vessels. It can be seen in autopsies of 20-year-olds, but it usually takes another 20 years to reach a tipping point, said cardiologist William ONeill, executive dean of clinical affairs at the Leonard Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. Prevention needs to start long before people show symptoms, he said. Every time I hear about one of these cases where somebody drops over dead, I say, That was preventable, Dr. ONeill said. It has really become the baby boomer disease, and its really a tragedy. Plaque-lined arteries can kill in multiple ways. They can set off an irregular heartbeat as the heart struggles with diminished blood flow. And even moderate plaque deposits can suddenly rupture and tear, attracting a blood clot that stops blood flow. Thats how Mr. Russert died. Medical examiners found a fresh blood clot in his left anterior descending coronary artery. Cardiologists refer to such clots as widow makers. The exact cause of Mr. Jacksons death is yet to be determined, but it likely wasnt a heart attack. Mr. Mays, meanwhile, may have had an arrhythmia. An autopsy showed he had both high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, which led to a thickening of his left ventricle and a narrowing of a coronary artery, the Hillsborough County medical examiner said. Such disease is capable of causing sudden death, the medical examiner said. When the heart stops beating properly, it can feel like indigestion, asthma or like a heavy weight is pressing down on the chest. Boynton Beach, banker Mike McKessy, 49, said in his case, he felt like he couldnt get enough air. He had his heart shocked three times last month to return it to a normal rhythm after developing atrial fibrilla-Im 50. Should I worry about a heart attack?Recent deaths draw attention to baby boomer healthpatient whose blockages are at least 70 percent.Both Dr. ONeill and Dr. Weinstein recommend getting a calcium score for men in their 50s who have some risk factors. That number, obtained through a CT scan of the chest, gives information about the degree of arterial plaque build-up before it shows up on a stress test, Dr. Weinstein said.Still, other cardiologists say its unnecessary, because cholesterol tests can give similarly good information. Theres too much radiation, Dr. Robert Chait, who is affiliated with JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla. And if the calcium score comes back high, were going to tell people to do the same things we were telling them anyway. Chait says the most important thing to do is eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-sodium diet. Binge drinking should be avoided, as it raises blood pressure and triglicerides. If youre over 40 and starting to exercise after a long period of being sedentary, he said you should first speak with your doctor and perhaps get a stress test. If your doctor wants you to take cholesterol-lowering or blood-pressure drugs, take their advice. A lot of guys really dont want to be on medication, Dr. Chait said. Having said that, a lot ... may be making a foolish error, and they end up paying the price sometimes with their lives. BY CAROLYN ONEIL ____________________Special To Florida Weeklytion. He had been lifting a microwave when he suddenly felt weak and out of breath. It continued, and so he went to the hospital the next day. They did an EKG and said, Youre a keeper, Mr. McKessy said. They said it was a good thing I got in there when I did, because I could have had a blood clot, which could have led to a heart attack. Hes now cutting out the Coca-Colas, and going on daily walks with his daughter. Am I a junk food junkie? Yeah. I mean, I was, Mr. McKessy said.Time for a stress test?Cardiologists use a number of tests to help them gauge a patients risk of heart attack.Blood pressure and cholesterol levels, for example, give important information about whats happening in the arteries. An electrocardiogram measures electrical activity in the heart. And a stress test can indicate a


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Offer valid while supplies last. The rare ghost orchid growing on an ancient bald cypress tree at Audubons Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is in bloom for the third consecutive summer, this time with 10 buds that will likely produce blooms visible from the sanctuary boardwalk through this month and perhaps well into August. Blooms are difficult to see with the naked eye, so binoculars are recommended. The plant bloomed three times in the summer of 2007, the first time with 12 blossoms, the second time with 10 and the third time with three. Last year, it bloomed again three times. Area biologists have nicknamed this specimen the Super Ghost, since ghost orchids typically have one to three blossoms per year, if they bloom at all. The epiphytic ghost orchid is usually only visible to intrepid adventurers who must hike through hip-deep water in cypress, pop ash and pond apple sloughs to reach them. Preyed upon by poachers, the rare plant was the subject of bestselling author Susan Orleans book The Orchid Thief and the subsequent movie, The Adaptation. Orchid lovers have come from across the country and around the world to see the ghost orchid at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Weather permitting, a scope is set up on the boardwalk and binocular rentals are available at the admissions desk. A new weather-resistant scope has been ordered and should be available by early August. Serious photographers should bring powerful telephoto lenses, as the plant is growing at a height of about 45 feet on the trunk of a bald cypress tree 150 feet from the boardwalk. The sanctuary is open from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day, with the last guests admitted at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for fulltime college students; and $5 for National Audubon Society members and anyone ages 6-18. Visitors are advised to call 348-9151 for daily updates on the ghost orchids status. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 NEWS A21 Everyone loves birds because their feathers are so pretty. In fact, in the early 1900s, many of Floridas wading birds were hunted almost to extinction just for their lovely plumage. So does anyone notice birds feet? I admit theyre not the first thing I look at. Why bother? Arent they just something to stand on? Actually, birds feet have developed to help birds feed and to allow them to move when they are not flying. Could you identify the type of bird if you only saw its feet? Without looking it up in a birding book, name three Florida birds other than ducks that have webbed feet. Ill be you cant. See what I mean? We really dont notice our feathered friends feet. Birds that swim have webbed feet. That includes pelicans, cormorants, anhingas, gulls and terns as well as ducks. Water birds that dabble or dive use their webbed feet for paddling under water. Their legs are set farther back on their bodies than most other land birds. This allows them to tip their bodies forward into the water easily. How does this leg placement affect them when they are on land? You guessed it. They waddle when they walk. Birds that walk and swim have modified webbed feet that allow them to run along the mud and swim in water with Our feathered friends use their feet for amazing feats BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSequal ease. Birds of prey use their curved feet and sharp talons to grasp and hold their prey. Osprey, eagles and hawks catch and carry their food with these powerful appendages. They pierce the heart or lungs of their prey with their claws, usually killing instantly. Their strong legs allow them to carry prey miles to trees or their nests. Osprey feet have sharp, spiny projections that help hold slippery fish. Have you ever wondered how perching birds such as cardinals and chickadees can sleep on a branch and not fall off? Their feet have a special ligament that automatically locks their toes around the perch when they sit down to sleep. Each foot usually has three toes pointing forward and one pointing backward. This backward toe is as long as the front middle toe. Birds that climb have toes facing in both directions that act as sharp claws, helping the bird climb and search for food. Nuthatches climb trees using just their legs and feet, bracing themselves with the lower foot and gripping the bark with the higher one. This way, they can climb head down. By contrast, woodpeckers use their tails as a brace and therefore cannot climb head down. Wading birds such as herons and egrets need feet that will help them search for food on the bottom of marshes and bays. The snowy egret wiggles its yellow feet as a fishing lure to attract fish to eat. Because herons and egrets are waders, they also have very long legs. Their feet offer support and give them balance. This is done with three forward toes and one backward thats much shorter than the other three. Ground and running birds have similarly shaped feet, but might not have long legs unless they forage in the open. Other adaptations include the snowshoe feet of ptarmigans that live in Alaska and Canada. Their feet have a furry appearance because of many small feathers that act as snowshoes and help them walk on snow. At Collier-Seminole State Park, we have many varieties of birds. Come and admire them for their beautiful feathers. Then take a moment to study their feet. I promise youll have a greater appreciation of another of natures wonders. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Take a hike or grab a 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. Snowy egretLEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTO Lunch k DinnerTry the most beautiful dining room in town10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.) Call 239-384-6166 Naples Newest and Largest Dining FacilityLunch Available 7 Days a Week 11am 5pm Dinner served on Fridays 5 8:30pm We cater to all types of events Large Banquet FascilitiesWeddings Banquet functions

PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 Pets of the Week>>Nicholas is a 3-year-old orange and white tiger cat. Hes very sweet, loves to sit on an inviting lap and doesnt mind other cats. He needs a new best friend and family.>>Thor is a tan and white, neutered, 2-year-old American bulldog. He loves to play tug-of-war and just hang out with people. He knows basic commands such as sit and stay, and he walks well on a leash. To adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. 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Its safe to say that neither side realizes the full benefits of the human-animal bond in such sad situations. It doesnt have to be that way. While some behavior problems arent fixable, most can be. To accomplish such change, though, you have to be prepared to put some time into changing the situation. Quick-fix, half-hearted efforts are doomed from the start. The first rule of solving any behavioral problem is to make sure its not a medical problem. The cat who wont use the litter box may be struggling with an infection that makes urination painful. A dog who snaps when his ears are touched may be suffering from chronic infections. Situations such as these need to be accurately diagnosed and completely treated with the help of your veterinarian before any PET TALES Working it out retraining begins. When your pet is healthy, your veterinarian can still be of use. While few veterinarians have the training or knowledge to help solve behavior problems, the numbers of those who do are growing and your vet may be one of them. Even those veterinarians who have no interest in behavior work can refer you to someone who can help. Loosely grouped under the term behaviorist, these pet pro fessionals can help fix what ails the relationship you have with your pet. Consulting a behaviorist can save you time, money and aggravation. Time, because someone with experience in animal behavior can quickly determine the root of the problem, without the emo tional baggage that a pet owner may bring to the situation. Money, because a consultation or two is a great deal cheaper than a new sofa. And aggravation? You understand that one if youre living with a problem pet. Be aware, however, that animal behavior is an unregulated field anyone can call himself a behaviorist. One of the best choices is a veterinarian whos BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Special To Florida Weeklyboard-certified by the American College of Veterinary Behavior ists. These professionals have gone through years of study in animal health and behavior and have done a residency in the field as well. A plus with this group: They have access to medications being used now to help correct behavior problems. People with other academic degrees (such as psychology) and people whove picked up their knowledge in the field also make themselves available for advising on behavior. Some can be excellent, so dont let the lack of a DVM or any degrees at all deter you from getting help from someone who has studied in the school of hard knocks (or would that be the school of bites and scratches?). Behaviorists are not trainers in the sense of offering group obedience classes to sharpen a pets manners. Instead, they work one-on-one with you to solve a specific behavior problem. The form the consulting takes varies. Some behaviorists consult by phone; others take appointments with or without your pet, while still others make house calls. All these can work, depending on the problem and the pet. If youre in a situation where your pet is causing problems in your home and certainly if youre thinking of getting rid of your pet dont delay: Ask your veterinarian for help, or call your closest college of veterinary medicine. without g e t h at b ring n ey, o n al w o ne be havo ices wh os cific behavior problem. T c onsultin g takes varies. i orists consu l t by p ta k e a pp ointments o ut your pet, w e r s ma ke h ou th ese can w i n g on t a nd the If y o u a tion w h i s caus i in y our h certainl y i f i ng of getting ri d d ont d e la veterinaria n call y ou r lege o me


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And, ah, now it is hard on the inside. This is not merely a provocative conundrum. It is a brief history of the evolution of bone. Lets bone up on this natural history. Before 600 million years ago, life existed in the form of single cells, soft, solo afloat, or perhaps gathered into colonies. Then, very quickly, over the next 70 or 80 million years, something breathtaking to the bone occurred. In what is called the Cambrian explosion, evolution accelerated, and the diversity of life forms increased at an unprecedented rate. No one can know for sure what happened. But there is bone-fascinating theory. You see, mineralized exo-skeletons appeared in the fossil record about 550 million years ago. This very successful change is considered by some theorists a bona fide cause of the amazing proliferation of life forms. Some theorize that it was the prior enhancement of predatory creatures that called into being this new defensive form. Creatures with exoskeletons abound in MUSINGS Bone of my bone 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.the world today. These are our arthropods: the insects, arachnids and crustaceans. So alien to us mammals, they appear to be bad to the bone. But no matter how squeamish we might feel about their barbarian being, there are definite advantages to the possession of an external skeleton. These creatures are protected from various and sundry in their environment. They retain water within, anywhere. They are a definite design improvement. But there are also design disadvantages. Arachnids have to shed their external boniness to grow, which is a highly vulnerable process. And there is a limit to their size, which also limits their neuron capacity and life span. So, we go on to the next even more wonderful life form realization. The rigid organ of bone finds its way inside. The endoskeleton is born. Vertebrates, animals with the bone inside, possess even greater advantages. Their articulated endoskeletons provide mechanical service through facilitation of movement, support, and protection of organs; synthetic service through the production of red and white blood cells; and, metabolic service by storing minerals, fat, and growth factors, balancing pH, and detoxifying. The bones in the ear even help us hear. Make no bones about it, the arachnids and the vertebrates are the most successful forms of life on earth. They do not need to lie full length upon the ground and shimmy from slimy place to place. Only their feet touch the ground, and then only make periodic contact with the solid earth. That gives a tremendous advantage for locomotion. Do you realize that all flying creatures on this planet have either exo or endo skeletons? This great evolutionary revolution just tickles my funny bone. I hope you do not have a bone to pick with me when I point out how we hard bone inside vertebrates have managed to figure out how we can have our bone in and out as well. We desire in our bones to maintain the arthropod advantage. We create armor and tanks and bomb shelters, safe rooms underground and bulletproof vests. But more bone chilling are our more subtle, internalized exo-armaments. We have learned to wall off, to exoarmor our minds and hearts. We have built the capacity for estrangement and deceit. We have taken a stance of domination, of separation, over and against fellow creatures. And we have even armored ourselves against ourselves, repressing our beauty, anesthetizing our wisdom, choking our compassion. Inspired by the Cambrian explosion, we can make lemonade out of the lemon of our continuing imputation of the predatory. We can realize that our defense only makes us more vulnerable to that mere mirage against which we defend. To live our evolutionary advance of the living bone that is our internal state of support, we must awaken to our essence, the bony bedrock of an adaptation that will continue to grow. Allowing our strength to be within permits us intimate contact with the other life forms that abound, whether like us or different, outside or inside. Our being can mingle, can inter-be. As we recognize all we perceive as bone of our bone, our hearts can soften and our wisdom can widen. We can dance, feet gliding over the earth, free. Or we can fly, our bones empty and weightless, ushering in a new era.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance A family traditionBank of Floridas Mike McMullan is a fourth-generation banker. B2 Seen at Sea SaltYP Naples members do some networking, and other business events. B7 & 8 On the MoveMake it your business to know whos going where, doing what. B4 Jobs tend to be a tense topic these days. Either you are employed and are doing everything in your power to keep your post, or you fall into the growing category of those who have been let go and are desperate to find work. Employers also play a part in this drama. As they make the tough choices and do whatever is necessary to survive, they run the risk of damaging quality, service and morale. To keep this hurricane economy a term coined by Tammie Nemecek, president of the Economic Development Council of Collier County from spiraling out of control, the EDC and the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board have teamed up to help area businesses with short-term economic recovery and long-term business expansion. Their program, Southwest Florida Jobs! Retain, Expand, Create, is a collaborative effort to identify opportunities within some of the areas most promising technologybased industries. The target industries have been identified as aviation, clean tech, computer science and software, health and life sciences, warehousing and distribution, corporate headquarters, manufacturing, and research and development. Businesses in any of those industries are eligible to participate. This is how it will work: A $185,000 grant from Workforce Florida will fund one regional coordinator as well as business liaisons for each of the seven counties: Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, Sarasota and Manatee. Each business liaison will locate and meet with qualified firms, ascertain their goals and connect them with programs and services to help them reach Stormy economy leads to recovery plan for targeted industries t t w b b POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS Retailers inventing incentives to attract recession shoppers Its been a tough few years for the U.S. retail industry. Even as the Federal Reserve has announced that the recession shows signs of easing, consumers are focusing on necessities instead of discretionary items, according to studies released by the National Retail Federation. The market research firm Retail Forward reports that more than eight out of 10 women surveyed have changed the way they shop for clothing, accessories and shoes. According to its survey, concern about the economy has caused women to limit spending by shopping less and by seeking out bargains when they do shop. So its no surprise that retailers everywhere are looking for the magic panacea to get the shopper in all of us back. Without an economic bailout from the federal government, the retail industry must rely on good old American ingenuity to weather the economic storm. The key to survival in retail is always to offer something the competition does not. And because studies show that a consumers emotional state affects his or her purchases, savvy retailers are putting effort into making the shopping experience a good one. This summer, boutiques, malls and outlets everywhere aim to lure shoppers with bonuses such as seminars, fashion shows, parties and entertainment often with bargains aplenty to sweeten the attraction. Resourceful retailers from Naples to Fort Myers are giving would-be shoppers reasons to stop by their stores. Florida Weekly helps with a head start on the list: Stroke Boutique at Coconut Point has introduced a Champagne Fashion Party that lets groups of friends sip bubbly and nibble on petit fours while coordinating ensembles with the help of a stylist. Parties can be arranged with as few as three guests and are also being marketed as innovative networking events. In two-hour sessions, guests learn to mix and match colorful clothing the Brazilian retailers markets as comfortably chic resort and day wear. High-fashion couture tips are revealed at special Style Sessions every other Thursday morning at Marissa Collections on Third Street South. Beginning at 10 a.m., guests partake of coffee, fruit and petite quiche as they sit front and center for a presentation designed to stimulate conversation as well as fashion sense. Earlier this month, more than 40 women signed up for The Top Ten session highlighting must-haves for taking BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE INCENTIVES B5 Were even lming each session for YouTube. Were having a blast with it. Tina Farnsworth, Marissa CollectionsPEGGY FARREN/FLORIDA WEEKLYAn attentive audience learns about the basics to take them from the boardroom to the Bahamas at a recent style session at Marissa Collections.SEE POWER POINTS, B5


Heading up a bank during a troubled economy presents a litany of challenges. For Michael McMullan, it feels like the job he was born to do. Mr. McMullan is president and CEO of Bank of Florida and a fourth-generation bank CEO, with 35 years experience and four recessions under his belt. I remember sitting on my greatgrandmothers lap at the Newton County Bank board meeting in Mississippi when I was 5 years old, he says. I never thought of doing anything else with my life other than going into banking. Choosing where to learn his craft came just as naturally: He earned a bachelors degree from the Chair of Banking at the University of Mississippi (his grandfathers alma mater) and went on for an MBA in finance and monetary policy from Columbia University in New York. Mr. McMullans banking career took him, his wife Jeanie and their four children, now ages 17 to 28, to Texas and cities on both Florida coasts. In 1999 a group of Southwest Florida community leaders recruited him to start up Bank of Florida. He remembers the meeting very well. The founding directors and I met for two hours on a Saturday morning, and I was very pleased to come on board, he says, adding, I knew the people and the area intimately from heading up the former C&S Bank/Nationsbank in the early 1990s, so I was thrilled to have an opportunity to come back home to Southwest Florida. Ten years later, Bank of Florida has remained a community bank locally chartered, led by a board of directors made up of community leaders, and run by local bankers whose job it is to know their markets. It has also grown into the fifth largest publicly traded commercial bank in Florida, with three bank charters including 13 financial centers in Collier, Lee, Hillsborough, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, and an investment management division Bank of Florida Trust Company. In 2008, Bank of Florida grew loans more than 10 percent and deposits by 25 percent. Trust Company assets under management grew to $495 million. Mr. McMullan believes the bank is just the right size for getting through these tough economic times. Were a $1.5 billion bank, and we intend to be around for a long, long time, he says. We have a strong equity capital position that allows us to deal with problem loans that are part of todays economic condition. He sees a bright future for Floridas economy when the recession eases. He points out strengths throughout the state, and in particular in Southwest Florida, with its strong health care facilities, world-class airport, attractive environment for new businesses and core strengths in parts of the residential market. Were looking through the same window as our clients, and when the economy starts to recover, Bank of Florida will be there: a strong player with loans and the kinds of sophisticated deposit services that few community banks offer. That puts us in a position to continue making a significant contribution to Southwest Florida and other Florida markets. The healthy picture Mr. McMullan paints for community banks relates to prior recessions, when big banks pulled back from lending and community banks stayed the course. That fueled an incredible run of success for community banks. In turn, community banks have been a powerful part of Floridas economic engine. We see that happening again. Although Southwest Florida is home to a large number of competitors, from big-brand retail banks to small privately held entities, Bank of Florida does not rely much on advertising. Instead, Mr. McMullan subscribes to what he calls shoe-leather marketing. He remembers meeting with business magnate and friend Wayne Huizenga when Bank of Florida was getting started. Mr. Huizenga asked him how he planned to market the new bank. The soles of my shoes were worn out from all the calls Id been making on customers and potential customers, so I lifted my feet to show him. As he recalls, Mr. Huizenga laughed and nodded. We built the bank on relationships, not volume, Mr. McMullan says. And every day thats how we choose to do business: personally showing our clients what we can do for them. Given that the economy might not recover for some time, Mr. McMullan continues to make stress management a personal priority through regular exercise and getting a good nights sleep. He adds, I love the people we work with; we support each other and our culture is resilient. I have a great family. I count my blessings every day. 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Sales consultant Tray Bournazian and service advisor Dia Pileta at John Marazzi Nissan of Naples are fluent in sign language and can assist the dealerships customers who are deaf. Mr. Bournazian was born to deaf parents and learned sign language before he could speak. Ms. Pileta began signing with a friend and now enjoys helping her customers at John Marazzi Nisson understand service issues and choices. She was named Service Associate of the Month last April. Dr. Brent Lovett has been promoted to chief medical officer for The David Lawrence Center and as such will oversee physicians in the areas of acute care services, urgent care and adult and childrens outpatient medical services at the nonprofit center. He will provide administrative and clinical supervision to the physician team, oversee quality assurance activities for physician services, assure appropriate utilization of physician time and coverage on all medical units, and provide direct psychiatric services to adults, children and adolescents. Dr. Lovett has served as medical director at the center for four years and before that was the childrens medical director for seven years. He is a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with more than 20 years of experience in community mental health. In addition, he owned a private practice in Southwest Florida serving children and adolescents. Dr. Lovett earned both his bachelors degree and medical degree from the University of Kansas. He was a major in the United States Army Reserves and served in Iraq. William Diamond Jr. has been named executive director and general manager of Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh, a senior-living community. Mr. Diamond held the same position at the community for about four years beginning in 2002, but departed after Aston Gardens was sold. The communitys original management team recently purchased 25 percent of the company and took over operations. Mr. Diamond was selected to re-join them. He has 19 years of experience in hospitality and senior-living management. He is a licensed assisted living administrator; certified Florida assisted living administrator; certified food manager; licensed community association manager; Florida real estate sales associate; and certified sous chef. William Noll has been named artistic director of Classic Chamber Concerts. A pianist and conductor, Mr. Noll has performed worldwide in the great halls for opera, orchestral and choral music. In Naples, he has conducted many productions for Opera Naples. In addition, he celebrates 25 years as music director with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Richard Bob Rosier, executive vice president of Keys Insurance Services Inc., operating in Southwest Florida as Rosier Insurance, was awarded the Richard S. McKay Cup during the Florida Association of Insurance Agents annual convention in Orlando. FAIA awards the cup in recognition of an agents political fundraising and legislative service to the association s political action committees. A Naples resident since 1951, Mr. Rosier is a past board member of FAIA and currently serves on the FAIA Legislative Council and is the chairman of the FAIA Grassroots Coordination/Political Action Committees Fundraising Task Force. The Downtown Naples Association announces the following appointments to its board of directors: Tanya Anderson, owner of Seraphim Boutique; Ed Barsamian, owner of Caf Luna; Joel Kessler, executive director of The von Liebig Art Center; and Ellie Loving, owner of Vogue Petite Shoppe. DNA, a division of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, has more than 250 members and encompasses the Fifth Avenue South area, Third Street South, Bayfront, Crayton Cove, Tin City and the U.S. 41-10th Street area. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 ON THE MOVE Retail Automotive Health Care Senior Living Insurance Nonpro t Organizations ROSIER LOVETT BOURNAZIAN PILETA THE BIGGEST THREAT TO YOUR BUSINESS MAY NOT BE THE ECONOMY 877-333-8126www.t3com.comYour Local and Growing Phone Company!Not everything has slowed downT3s data center in Winter Haven, Florida will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your critical IT infrastructure is: Located 70 miles from the nearest coast Call today to receive a free disaster planning kit. 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! 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For registration and more information, call 262-6141 or visit COURTESY PHOTOThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting in celebration of Naples Flatbread and Wine Bar at 6434 Naples Blvd. For dining hours and details about the menu, call 687-3454 or visit PHOTOJohn Harris, managing partner of the Bentley and Porsche of Naples dealerships, was locked up to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the Naples Telethon Executive Lock-Up. To free Mr. Harris, his friends and colleagues raised $5,240 in bail money for MDA. Because of his fundraising success, Mr. Harris will be featured during the national Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. Lennon Public Relations chosen as agency for swamp documentaryThe South Florida National Parks Trust and producer/director Elam Stoltzfus have named Lennon Public Relations as the PR agency on record for the Big Cypress Swamp: Western Everglades documentary premiere event at the Big Cypress National Preserve Welcome Center. The documentary is scheduled for release in September to public television stations across the country. Numerous local events will coincide with the release. M&I Bank sends a kid to campM&I Bank has donated $500 to fund one childs attendance at the Salvation Army of Collier County summer day camp. Linda Thompson, vice president and branch manager of the M&I Bank location on Naples Trail, presented the check. For 25 years, the camp has provided local children in need with a safe, positive and friendly experience during the summer while their parents are working. This year, more than 30 children between the ages of 5 and 12 are attending the camp. Chamber seeks nominations for Makeovers in ParadiseThree local job-hunters will receive a hair and makeup makeover and a wardrobe consultation thanks to the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Makeovers in Paradise contest. Nominations are being accepted through Friday, July 31, and must consist of a 250-word essay detailing why you (or the person you are nominating) qualify for a new look. The essay must be accompanied by a photograph when it is submitted to the chamber via e-mail to Erick Carter of Torys Total Hair Care and his staff will complete the hair and nails portion of the makeover; makeup will be done by Nancy Joseph. Makeovers in Paradise will help job-hunters who might not be able to afford a full-blown salon visit. Anyone who is out of work is eligible to vie for a makeover. The initial nominations will be narrowed down to 12 for interviewing by a panel of judges who will then choose the three winners.Before-and-after photos will be taken, and the big reveal will be a cocktail party hosted by the Bay House restaurant from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.


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Ms. Farnsworth reports the Style Sessions are attracting fresh faces to Marissa Collections, as fewer than 20 percent of the attendees are regular clientele. Weve had overwhelming response, she says. All we ask is that people RSVP. Its a little more interactive and intimate if we can keep it to about 30 women, but people are hearing about it and stopping by. Coming up next: Super Natural on July 16, exploring how to make the most of what youre born with; and Gemology 101 on July 30, for insight into beloved gemstones. Marissa Collections has a media blitz on to spread the word, with ads in magazines and newspapers and on the radio, plus direct-mail invitations. Were even filming each session for YouTube, Ms. Farnsworth says. Were having a blast with it. Waterside Shops presents free live entertainment in the pavilion from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 5, giving shoppers and browsers a reason to pause in the shade between shops. This Saturday, hear Jay Robert; on July 25, James Michael Evans takes the stage. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month, Waterside and the Childrens Museum of Naples have a special activity for children. On Aug. 8, the topic is Masks Around the World, and on Sept. 12 its Journey thru the Everglades. Espirit, the company that started in 1968 on a whim with zany garb sold out of a VW bus in San Francisco, now has stores around the world with casual apparel for men and women, bed linens, make-up and cologne. To bring shoppers up-to-date on its stylish evolution and European flair, its Miromar Outlets store will serve wine, cheese and sushi and discount coupons for the next visit from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, July 25. As for the rest of Miromar Outlets, the center brings the Marc Vee Jazz Band to the restaurant piazza for all shoppers to enjoy a free concert from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 31. The push to pull in shoppers is also in full force at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, where free Moonlight Movies (see Breakfast at Tiffanys on Friday, July 17) and live music (6-9 p.m. Friday, July 24 and 31) draw crowds to the courtyard to start off the weekend. People are not inclined to just come out and shop, says Amy Fletcher-Smith, director of marketing for the center. Special events are a way to get them to the shopping center and to remind them that they dont need to spend a fortune. The economy doesnt mean that you need to hole up in your house and never do anything again. Individual shops at Bell Tower are doing their own things to attract summer shoppers, too. Banana Republic has margarita and wine parties for preferred customers, and plans are in the works for a series of fashion shows about what to wear this fall (hint: blue and gray). At Ulta Cosmetics & Fragrance, complimentary make-up makeovers come with Tame the Mane on July 19, 25, 26 and Aug. 1. Marketed as professional hair care events, RSVP-requested sessions feature pros offering tips on how to add volume while creating sleek and smooth looks to hair. The International Design Center has a series of free seminars at 2 p.m. every Saturday that touch on more than interior design trends (coming up: Health from the Inside Out, July 18; and How Fashion Affects our Dcor, July 25). And at Robb & Stucky Interior Design showrooms in Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers, seminars are a year round marketing tool. Visit www. for details about programs devoted to everything from Eclectic Design (10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, in Fort Myers) and Wallcoverings: Wallpaper versus Paint (11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, in Naples) to Luscious Leather (11 a.m. Tuesday July 28, in Bonita Springs). So its the off-season and the economy is off. Shop til you drop might be pass, but retailers who want to stay on the radar are making sure you have reasons to drop those goals. As Beth Skotzke, EDC communications manager, explains, if a company is interested in workforce training grants, the liaison would set up a meeting with an appropriate representative to discuss available grants. Businesses will gain awareness and understanding of the programs and services available, now and for future growth, Ms. Skotzke says. The goal is to provide assistance to at least 400 businesses during the pilot phase that ends Dec. 31. The program might be extended depending on its initial success, which will be determined by the number of companies contacted and assisted, the number that took advantage of assistance and participated in state programs, and the amount of new jobs created. No program like this exists in Florida, nor was it modeled after any similar programs in other states. It was actually modeled after the states program designed to help businesses rapidly recover after a natural disaster. Ms. Nemeceks question as to why there wasnt a recovery plan in place for the hurricane economy led her and Joe Paterno, executive director of SFWDB, to partner in the creation of the Jobs! program. If you are an interested business in Collier County, and you are in one of the targeted industries, contact Brooke Gabrielsen at 263-8989, ext. 109, or via e-mail at for hireEmployers needing help this summer but without money in their budgets to hire even a part-time employee could find relief through the Summer Youth Employment Program operated by the Career and Services Centers of Southwest Florida. CSC has received federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and as such can match students looking to gain work experience with employers who have job openings. The best part is: There is no cost to the employer. Simply contact the CSS at 436-4301 and let them know you are willing to participate. INCENTIVESFrom page 1POWER POINTSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOJulie Hussey and Tina Farnsworth at Marissa Collections.

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 The Public Relations and Marketing Professionals of Collier County meets from 5:30-7:30p.m. Thursday, July 16, at McCormick and Schmicks at Mercato. New PRACC officers for 2009-2010 will be inducted by Naples City Councilwoman Penny Taylor. Cost is $15 for members. 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. Thursday, July 16, at Capital Grille in Mercato. Register online at Advanced Networking Part 1: The Philosophy of Networking presented by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at chamber headquarters. Cost is $15. Visit events to register. 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 How to Get a Business Loan is the subject of a workshop presented by the FGCU Small Business Development Center from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 24, in Lutgert Hall on the main campus of FGCU in Estero. Cost is $20. Online registration and details are at www.cli. Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. 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. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (next meeting Aug. 13) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance. For more information, visit The Neapolitan Chapter of the American Business Womens Association will meet to induct officers and enjoy casino night from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Hilton Naples. For more information, call 513-4652, e-mail or visit www. The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America holds it next lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at Northern Trust Bank, 4001 Tamiami Trail N. Guest speaker Ann Wylie of Wylie Communications will discuss how to write creative, concise quotes and testimonials. Cost is $24 for Gulf Coast PRSA members and $29 for future members. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 27. E-mail Kathy Saenz at For more information about the local chapter, visit 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. BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL The market has gained some ground in the past few months, but dont assume the rally will continue. The long-term picture remains encouraging, because our economy will surely recover eventually. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 B7 A customer appreciation party at Bumper to Bumper Auto Body A summer celebration at Shadow Wood Country ClubHosted by McCaw Wealth Management Group, Tiffany & Co. and DeVoe InfinitiMike Mondell and Jimmy Nocera Carol Noblitt, Virginia Loyd, Bill Clegg, Nancy Garvey and Yvonne Socha Steve Humes, Kathy and Scotty Jensen Diane Lepola, Terry Strecanski and Rosemary BohnNETWORKING MELANIE GLISSON / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS See all the images from this event and more at Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@

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Kerry Mitruska has been named senior sales manager and Jacqueline Ouellette has been named sales manager for Naples Bay Resort. Mr. Mitruska was previously vice president sales and marketing for Coral Hospitality, overseeing sales and marketing programming for a portfolio of 12 resorts in a variety of markets. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei, Darussalam; the Four Seasons-Regent Hotels of Bangkok, Thailand; and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company of Sydney, Australia. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University of Providence, R.I. Ms. Ouellette was most recently national sales manager for the LaPlaya Beach and Golf Club, where she was responsible for selling to the group meetings market. She also worked as front desk manager and reservations agent at the Naples Grand Resort & Club. She is a cum laude graduate of the Resort & Hospitality Management Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Ken Spiegeland has joined DowningFrye Realty Inc. as a sales associate. He was previously an agent with Prudential Zack Shore Properties in Belmar, N.J., and also worked as a financial advisor for Gunn Allen Financial. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and, the Florida and national associations of realtors. Sandy Pastoor, Lee Blackston, Mark Bubloski, Julius Mayo and Jeannine de Alwis have joined the Prudential Florida Realty Naples Park Shore and The RitzCarlton offices. Ms. Pastoor previously was with Keller Williams Realty and is a former television producer in Ohio and Washington, D.C. She is involved with Gulfshore Playhouse and with the National Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences and American Women in Radio and Television. Mr. Blackston has been a loan officer and mortgage broker for four years. He graduated from Sanford University in Manchester, England. Mr. Bubloski, a broker associate, previously was with Coldwell Banker and brings more than 10 years of experience to Prudential, including several years on Long Island. Mr. Mayo, a Naples resident for 15 years, previously owned a company that specialized in tile and marble flooring. Ms. de Alwis has been in the real estate business for four years and previously was with Coldwell Banker. Before that she worked in the airline industry. She started vacationing in Naples and Marco Island in 1989 and has been a resident for 10 years. Sharon Cohan of Prudential Florida Realty has been made a Charter Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network in recognition of her education, professional skills and service to the consumer. Mr. Cohan has more than 30 years of sales experience in the travel business and has been a Naples resident for 15 years. She specializes in relocation, new homes and resales in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Fort Lauderdale and Weston, Fla. Heather Hobrock was sales leader and James Weigel was listing leader for the month of June in the Naples office of Downing-Frye Realty Inc. In the Bonita Springs office, Melinda Sullivan was sales leader for the month and John Blosser was listing leader. REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9With the luxury of an estate home and the convenience of a villa, the Cascada has it coveredIn The Estuary at Grey Oaks, the Lutgert Companies Cascada model presents the luxurious feel of an estate home with the convenience of a maintenance-free villa. The spacious great room plan has three bedrooms, a library and 4 baths. With a nature preserve as a backdrop and a lushly landscaped cul-de-sac home site, there is generous privacy afforded to both the indoor and outdoor living spaces. At 1505 Marsh Wren Lane in the Estuary at Grey Oaks enclave, the Cascada villa model has 3,682 square feet under air and 5,261 total square footage. Professionally furnished and decorated by Gary David Designs, the model is sold but is available for viewing through Sept. 18. The brick paver driveway edged with foliage and the side-entry three-car garage plus golf cart storage provides an attractive approach; a barrel tile roof, arched passageways and window trim represent touches of the villas Italian inspired architecture. An arched mahogany entry door, fitted with oil-rubbed bronze hardware, opens to the foyer and transitions to the gallery. The formal dining area lies to the left, the master quarters to the right, and the great room ahead. Square columns act as a gateway to the great room, where fine details such as step crown ceiling molding, a large niche for the media center and 18-inch by 18-inch porcelain tile beautify the space. The room is planned for a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere for owners and guests alike to feel at ease. Double French doors bring in the outside views. The Cascadas gourmet kitchen is custom designed to organize essentials in an attractive yet expedient manner. Cabinet-front Kitchen-Aid appliances blend with cabinetry for a clean, seamless look. The kitchen SEE CASCADA, B11 The pool and spa are made for relaxation.REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS COHAN MITRUSKA BLACKSTON DE ALWIS PASTOOR OUELLETTE BY ANN SCHLEYHAHNSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOSis outfitted with a 48-bottle wine cooler, a five-burner gas cook top, cherry Bordeaux custom cabinets and Baltic brown granite countertops with bevel edge. The island has a stainless steel Franke vegetable prep sink with Grohe faucet. An Insta-hot water filtration system conserves time and resources. The formal dining room is accessed through the kitchen and also through the gallery, which features a groin vault ceiling. The walls of the dining room are finished in a gold tone and the ceiling vault faux paint is done in a complementary terra cotta hue. A three-panel window with transoms draws in natural light and dense landscaping provides privacy to the room. On the opposite end of the gallery, double doors open to the vestibule of the master quarters. The suite caters to the owners needs with luxurious accommodations including his-and-her baths. Finished in fawn tones, the bedroom creates a serene, comfortable environment. Its vertical striped wallpaper augments the feel of the rooms Archways in the outdoor living area frame picture postcard views. French doors open to integrate the interiors with the outdoor living area and pool. In the formal dining room, a three-panel window with transoms draws in natural light. The Cascadas kitchen has bountiful storage and lots of room for helpers.height. A sitting area positioned in front of a bay window provides space to enjoy reading or a cup of coffee from the morning bar, which is just inside the vestibule. Her bath features Monticello cherry Bordeaux cabinets with marble countertops, a 6-foot Riva soaker tub with porcelain tile deck and floor, separate shower, water closet with toilet and bidet, and an open archway to the spacious closet. His bath also features cherry Bordeaux cabinets topped with marble, a porcelain tile shower with bench seat and walk-in closet. Complete with custom built-ins, t\The library adjacent to the master quarters provides a welcome retreat for conducting personal business as well as a quiet spot to read or compose. On the covered patio, archways frame picture postcard views of blue sky set against the greenery of stately pine trees and palms of the preserve. Integral to outdoor living

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 REAL ESTATE BRIEFS Visit www.1825 David William Auston, OPEN SUN. 1-4Dreams do come true in this newly built estate home in Isle Toscano at Grey Oaks. 11,780 living sq ft, 17,000+ total sq ft. This estate offers 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, state of the art theater room, wine cellar, video surveillance, and an impressive 7 car garage. Located on an oversized home site, overlooking long lake & golf course views. Custom wood work, premium stone, and imported iron work throughout are only a fraction of the detail that youll encounter upon viewing this luxurious estate. $6,300,000. Retirement magazine loves Lely ResortWhere to Retire Magazine has named Lely Resort Golf and Country Club one of Americas 100 Best Master-Planned Communities. A Stock Development community, Lely Resort offers 13 neighborhoods and a variety of new home products such as casitas, town homes, flats, luxury coach homes, attached villas, single-family homes and luxury custom estate homes. Prices range from $100,000 to more than $1 million. Amenities include the Players Club & Spa, three golf courses and two golf clubhouses. Lely Resorts sales center is located at 8020 Grand Lely Drive. First-time homebuyers invited to seminarA free seminar for individuals who are considering buying a home will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Calistoga Bakery Caf, 7941 Airport Pulling Road. The seminar will cover how to take advantage of the federal tax credit program that is available until Nov. 30. Reserve a space by calling Laura Lavecchia at FSR-GMAC Real Estate, 597-6270. Space is limited, and reservations must be made by Thursday, July 23. Womens councils team up for Bon ApptitThe Fort Myers and Bonita SpringsEstero chapters of the Womens Council of Realtors are joining together for the second annual Bon Apptit food and wine tasting set for 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 494-2823 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. Laurie Bellico(239) 293-9389PA, MBA, Broker-Associate 3145 Crayton Road* 611 Park Shore Drive** Weve Got Everything on Your Checklist! West of 41 Location Walking Distance to the Beach Timeless Design with New Materials Highly Energy Efficient Hurricane Rated Windows Gas Heated Pool, Spa and Fire Pit Gourmet kitchen and SS Appliances Exceptional Flooring and Lighting Tongue and Grove Ceiling Summer Kitchen* Private Outdoor Living Space Prime Exposure & Bright Open Feel Tropical Landscape on Large LotEasy to Maintain Home with Extended WarrantyMoorings Beach Club Membership* Park Shore Beach Club Membership** Developer to Consider SFH Trades Simply CharmingPriced from $1,390,000 JustSold! This September, showcase your brand where consumer confidence remains strong, in the Fall Fashion of fw, the new magazine from Florida Weekly.THE MAGAZINE FROM FLORIDA WEEKLY fall for it.FORT MYERS :: 239.333.2135 Issue Date :: September 9, 2009 Space close :: August 19, 2009 NAPLES :: 239.325.1960 Issue Date :: September 10, 2009 Space close :: August 19, 2009:: STYLE :: SOCIAL :: SOUTHWEST


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 BUSINESS B11 CASCADAFrom page B9that is such a big part of a luxury Florida lifestyle, owners can unwind and entertain year-round with a summer kitchen and gas fireplace. Equipped with a builtin DCS grill, cypress wood cabinet with Baltic brown granite top, Franke sink and under-counter refrigerator, the outdoor kitchen gives the term eating out new significance. The gas-heated pool and spa provide liquid refreshment with lovely views of the golf course beyond. While the villa is planned with luxury features, thoughtful consideration was also given to efficiency and green building. The Cascada has impact-resistant tinted windows, and impact-resistant French doors; high-efficiency, multi-zoned, 14 SEER air conditioning with programmable digital display thermostats; natural gas water heater with re-circulator; and sprayed foam insulation. The Estuary at Grey Oaks is amid a 48-acre preserve at the headwaters of the Gordon River. Stands of towering pine, cypress and oak trees with wetlands and foliage are to remain in their unspoiled, indigenous state. Residents enjoy secluded, luxury living and an enviable location just minutes from the bustle of downtown Naples and Gulf coast beaches. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. is the exclusive representative of Estuary at Grey Oaks. For information about other models and home sites, visit the sales center off Golden Gate Parkway west of Airport Pulling Road, call 261-3148, or visit Details and photos at WWW.BEACHBREEZES.COM1890 Winding Oaks Way $750,000 SOLD & CLOSED Naples Continental Club #610 $575,000 SOLD & CLOSED Glencove #1004 Pelican Bay $310,000 SOLD & CLOSED Avalon #7 Pelican Bay $425,000 SOLD & CLOSEDOpen daily by appointment239-272-7000 ADMIRALTY POINT 2 Bdrms + Lanai/2 Bath, Bay view, Total reno, 2100 T. Sq. Ft., 3 pools, Tru-Tennis Courts, Hurricane Windows, 10 Acre Resort on Beach & Bay -$849,000 1947 CRAYTON -Moorings Renovated Pool Home 4213 T. Sq. Ft., Granite counters, stainless appliances, new tile oor, Spacious -$849,000 4865 REGAL DR. Bonita Springs Key West Style 4600 T. Sq. Ft., On the Bay, Dock & Lift Just Listed $799,900 GLENCOVE #1201 Pel. Bay Furnished, 1606 T. Sq. Ft. 2/2 + Lanai, On Tram to Beach Near Waterside Shops & The Philharmonic $379,000 PORT AU VILLA -Moorings 4 apts, all 1200 Sq. Ft. & Furn. $369K to $549,000 Pool & 1/2 blk. to Beach #104 incl. Deeded Boat Dock Beach & Bay.All prices reduced to re ect todays market 1 Inventory Home at Builder Close-Out PricingDISCOVER A BETTER ROUTE ... 1 OUT OF 10 HOMEOWNERS ARE FACING FORECLOSURE ...Lori Young, Realtor and CDPE Mission Square, 1575 Pine Ridge Rd Naples Chances are, you or someone you know is facing the possibility of foreclosure. Today, 1 out of 10 homeowners in America is behind on mortgage payments. These are tough and frustrating times, but heres what you need to understand: Youre not alone. Now more than ever, its important to identify your options. Foreclosure can be avoided, your credit can be saved, and your financial future can be salvaged. As a CDPE, I know that there are solutions available to you and your family. Im here to help. If you would like to know more about your options, please call


premier THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Beautifully renovated! Five bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath with wood oors. Terric yard and oversized garage. $799,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552WILSHIRE LAKES Lakefront, 5 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown moulding, tray ceilings, pool/spa. $849,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466BANYAN WOODS Lake view 4 bedroom plus den, 3 bath with hurricane impact windows/doors, electric shutters, and gourmet kitchen. $895,000 | Claire Catalano | 571-7223BANYAN WOODS Custom designed and professionally decorated southern exposure courtyard home. Lap pool, cabana, and outdoor shower. $949,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB II #703 Incredible views! Three bedrooms, three baths and 2,600+SF of living space. Yacht club membership available. $975,000 | Ann Marie Shimmer | 825-9020THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #301 Furnished, 3 bedrooms. Views of Gulf and Turkey Bay. Private elevator, marble and hardwood oors. Beach club available. $995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192THE DUNES CAYMAN #PH-7 Inviting 3 bedroom, 3 bath has stunning Gulf and Bay vistas. Custom kitchen, wraparound lanai with electric shutters. $999,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562PINE RIDGE Tropical paradise! Great room concept four bedroom pool home. Fenced in back yard, 1.3 acres, guest house, 5+ car garage. $999,999 | Dina L. Moon/Esther Van Lare | 659-0099VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Stately, immaculate lake front 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Heated pool/spa, 3-car garage. Family community, many amenities. $1,224,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE EXCELSIOR #T-05 Exceptional terrace residence with oversized lanai. Volume ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and private elevator foyer. Bay views. $1,399,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666PINE RIDGE Complete privacy, 4 bedroom plus den estate on over 1.5 acres of landscaped area. Geothermal heated pool with spill-over spa. $1,495,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Incomparable lakeside masterpiece! Gorgeous, hand-scraped maple and custom marble ooring and a dream kitchen. $1,499,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PINE RIDGE Private gated California mission-style estate on 1.4 acres. Four bedrooms plus library. Natural slate oors. $2,295,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #PH-02 Luxurious 4 bedroom residence with private elevator entry and Gulf views from spacious terrace! Private 2+ car garage. $2,850,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731PINE RIDGE Gated estate with lake views, 9,200 sq. ft. A/C, ve bedrooms, den, theater and elevator. A Christies Great Estates Property. $4,400,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THE DUNES CAYMAN #704 Freshly painted, turnkey furnished, and brand new wood oors throughout. Remodeled kitchen, hurricane shutters. $679,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Fabulous living space in the heart of Monterey. Stone pool and spa, replace, 4-car garage, and large backyard. $688,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552THE DUNES CAYMAN #1107 Outstanding views of Bay to Gulf from this spacious, bright corner residence. Amenities included. $699,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051THE DUNES CAYMAN #601 Spectacular views the moment you enter this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence. Wraparound lanai. $699,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543WILSHIRE LAKES Unique 5 bedroom plus den, lakefront estate home. Cypress ceilings, wood oors. Two-sided replace, pool/spa. NOW $750,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 REDUCED VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Charming and beautifully renovated four bedroom home. Gorgeous cherry kitchen with new hardwood oors. Many updates. $599,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552NORTH NAPLES EDEN ON THE BAY Overlooking lake, three bedrooms plus den, three full baths. Ganite countertops in kitchen, heated pool/spa. Outdoor kitchen. $640,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231WILSHIRE LAKES 9815 Clear Lake Circle Nature preserve views. Completely renovated 4 bedroom home with bonus room and study. Heated pool and spa. Guard-gated entry. $650,000 Patrick OConnor/Bernie Garabed | 659-0099 OPEN SUN. 1-4 WILSHIRE LAKES Built by Divco. Four bedroom plus den pool home. Tile and bamboo ooring, sunny patio, heated pool/spa. NOW $650,000 Patrick OConnor/Bernie Garabed | 659-0099 REDUCED PINE RIDGE Four bedroom with 2,200+ SF. Many updates; new kitchen, wood ooring and new roong. Screened-in lanai. $599,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 COVE TOWERS ARUBA #403 Spectacular view of Wiggins Pass from this totally remodeled high-rise. Full pool service, tennis. Furnished. $559,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Picture perfect 3 bedroom plus den pool home. Clubhouse, tness room, lap pool, 3 Har-Tru tennis courts, 3 miles to beach. $579,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN Lake and preserve views. Soaring ceilings, kitchen open to family room, lanai with pool. Master suite views lake. $589,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II #202 Outstanding 3 bedroom plus den coach home with upgrades. Private elevator. Walk to shopping! Beautiful lake/pool views. $599,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 Single Family Homes LEMURIA 7164 Lemuria Circle #1601Brand new 3 bedroom with volume ceilings, hurricane code windows, and granite and marble appointments. Furnished.$549,900 | Sue Black | 250-5611EDEN ON THE BAY 396 Mallory CourtThree bedrooms, 3 baths, a den and 2-car garage with pool. Tiled living areas, granite counters, and crown moulding.$599,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 Condominiums/Villas GLEN EDEN 14559 Juniper Point LaneSingle-family villa home never lived-in. Neutral dcor, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, tropical pool/spa. Private gated neighborhood.$440,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543691 Myrtle RoadNicely suited for family home and located on quiet street in Pine Ridge. Western exposure; 1.44 acres.$695,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939BIMINI 913 Carrick Bend Circle #103This 3 bedroom, 2 bath coach home views a lovely preserve area. Comes w/a membership to the Club at Tarpon Cove.$327,500 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BARBADOS 817 Carrick Bend Circle #102Decorated and freshly painted. Two master suites, and den/3rd bedroom. Motivated sellers. Furnished.$265,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7073 Mill Run CircleBeautifully maintained true 4 bedroom pool home on private lot with updated granite/stainless kitchen. Covered lanai.$569,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 COVE TOWERS NEVIS #302 Nearly 2,700 SF with granite, stainless appliances, Siematic cabinetry and bamboo ooring. Double-gated community. $549,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-44448149 Las Palmas WayLike-new Rutenberg home. Bamboo and porcelain oors, oversized lanai, pool, family room, bonus room, 2-car garage.$498,500 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552WOODBRIDGE 1714 San Bernardino Way #102Immaculate, sunny 2 bedroom plus den. Vaulted great room plan, courtyard and glassed-in lanai. Superb amenities.$249,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PRINCETON PLACE 380 Horsecreek Drive #303Yacht & Racquet Club membership included($20,000 value). Beach shuttle. Florida room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Motivated seller.$295,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559WIGGINS PASS WEST 242 Wiggins Bay BS #242Boat dock has a brand new 30,000 lb. lift and dock can handle up to a 52-54 boat; approx 14 height restriction.$259,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 TARPON COVE BIMINI #101 First oor 3 bedroom, 2 bath has western view of large lake with fountains. Membership to the Tarpon Cove Club included. $360,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326LONGSHORE LAKE Four bedroom home with over 2,470 SF of living area. Upgraded kitchen and newly remodeled bathrooms. Tropical pool area. $399,000 | Jan Martindale | 869-0360TARPON COVE Amazing 3 bedroom courtyard villa with private pool, privacy wall, 2-car garage, surround sound. Great room plan. $399,900 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle New luxury community of three bedrooms or four bedrooms, three bath condominiums with open oor plans, high ceilings and attached 2-car garages. Prices from the mid $400s. Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883WIGGINS BAY WIGGINS BAY VILLAS Renovated 3 bedroom villa. Granite counters. Updated baths. Tarpon Cove Yacht & Racquet Club membership. $449,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 WIGGINS BAY PRINCETON PLACE #106 Two bedroom turnkey furnished home with bamboo oors. Screened lanai overlooks lake. Membership included. $319,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559WILSHIRE LAKES Single-family living with pool and worry-free villa lifestyle. Solid Brazilian cherry wood ooring. Close to it all. $349,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575WIGGINS BAY HARBOURSIDE #505 Totally remodeled three bedroom, three bath is offered furnished with new granite counters, cabinets, appliances and ooring. $349,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 ANDALUCIA Sunny southern lake view is enjoyed from this popular Arabella oor plan with three bedrooms, two baths and 2-car garage. $299,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 TARPONCOVE THESTRADAAT MERCATOLocated just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on U.S. 41. Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $300s. Please call 594-9400 for more information. OPEN MON-SAT 10-8 SUN. 12-8 PINERIDGE NORTHNAPLES VILLAGESOF MONTEREY WIGGINS BAY OPEN MON-FRI. 10-4 SAT. & SUN. 1-4 PELICAN ISLE YACHTCLUB410 Dockside Drive BS #N47Slip N47 is a xed dock with a 27,000 lb. lift. Only minutes to the Gulf of Mexico and no bridges.$175,000 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550


NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 VANDERBILT BEACH & SUROUNDS premier NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tBoat in your backyard, steps from the beach! Waterfront, 4 bedrooms, study, travertine marble oors, and granite counters. $2,970,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111VANDERBILT BEACH THE VANDERBILT t#PH02 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 | 273-7731BAREFOOT BEACH tIncredible 180 degree Gulf views from all four levels! Renovated in 2002. Spacious guest suites with private baths. $3,895,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tNew waterfront estate! Bay views, five bedrooms, media room, 5,860 SF of living area. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,999,999 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tNew custom waterfront home. Covered dock and lift. Access to Gulf. Light, bright, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath. Pool/spa. $1,875,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tBeautiful waterfront views from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath with 2,120 total SF single-family home. Being sold in as is condition. $1,899,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS tStunning home with bay views, pool/spa, boat dock and lift, 2 gourmet kitchens, 3 guest suites, and 3-car garage. $2,595,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWaterfront masterpiece on oversized lot with bay and waterway views, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and over 6,300 A/C SF. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,945,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VANDERBILT BEACH PHOENICIAN SANDS t#201 Small intimate complex right on the sand. Furnished 2nd oor, 2 bedroom with over 2,052 total SF. Newly decorated. $899,900 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993VANDERBILT BEACH LE DAUPHIN t#405 Water! Water! Water! Private beach club membership included! Beautiful turnkey furnished model perfect residence. $995,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tComplete renovation! Waterway/preserve views. Large lanai and oversized pool. Dock lift can accomodate a 40+ boat. $1,195,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE II t#505 Preferred 3 bedroom corner residence with wraparound vistas of Gulf. New A/C system and electric hurricane shutters. $1,450,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 VANDERBILT BEACH LA SCALA t#203 Beautiful wide water views! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom with over 1,750+ total SF. Boat dock with lift included. $847,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SHORES t#402 Two bedroom plus den on the beach. Great location with access to shopping, dining, and theatres. Offered furnished. $860,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tBuild your dream home on this waterfront lot with access to Vanderbilt Beach and the Gulf via Wiggins Pass Waterway. $897,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I t#102 Light and bright beachfront gem lives like a home with tropical Gulf views, sunsets and glorious sounds of surf. $899,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWide waterway views. This well-maintained home has a spacious lanai, 30 pool and boat dock. Quick access to Gulf. $795,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA II t#1102 Gulf, Bay and city views from this 3 bedroom, 3 bath turnkey furnished residence. Community clubhouse, pool, spa. $799,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSHORES t#261 Stunning Gulf views, 3 bedroom beachfront penthouse. Renovated kitchen. Docks available. OWNER MOTIVATED TO SELL. $825,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA II t#806 Beautiful view of Vanderbilt Bay from this residence offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus an open den off the kitchen. Furnished. $825,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA III t#302 Upgrades galore in this three bedroom residence. Granite kitchen with backsplash, tile throughout and faux nishes. $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT YACHT & RACQUET CLUB t#401 Magnicent long water views. Spacious with two bedroom suites. Bright, crisp and clean. Community across from beach. $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA III t#303 A beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. Magnicent amenities, excellent rental history. Walk to beach. Nicely furnished. $599,999 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH SAUSALITO OF NAPLES t#1 Over $70K in upgrades, 3-story townhouse across from beach and on the bay. High-impact glass, four balconies, boat slip. $775,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 PALMIRA GOLF & COUNTRYCLUB VILLA DESTE 14017 Lavante Court Attention golfers! Rarely lived-in, 3 bedroom, den, 3 bath; upgrades galore! Granite counters. Pool/spa views golf and lake.$590,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466PALMIRAGOLF & COUNTRYCLUB LA TREMITI 14086 Tivoli Terrace Spectacular 3 bedroom plus den pool home overlooking a lake/golf. Great room oor plan with crown moulding and tray ceilings.$439,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960BEACHWALK GARDENS 643 Beachwalk Circle #D-202Walk to the beach! Furnished, 2nd oor, 2 bedroom, with 1,780+ total SF, vaulted ceilings and a lake view.$345,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980REGATTA 425 Launch Circle BS #25-BThis 30 boat slip with 14 beam is a corner, nger dock & quick Gulf access. Must be an owner in Regatta.$68,500 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 Single Family Homes BEACHWALK HOMES 748 Reef Point CircleThree bedroom, 2 bath home with 2-car garage is within walking distance to beach, dining, and shopping. Sold as-is.$375,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 Condominiums/Villas PAVILION CLUB 881 Gulf Pavilion Drive #201Turnkey furnished corner residence. Hurricane shutters, pergo oors and built-in grill on the lanai of this 2 bedroom plus den.$399,000 | Carolyn Weinand BEACHWALK GARDENS 565 Beachwalk Circle #203Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence with split oor plan, vaulted ceilings, and lovely views over 1 of 3 lakes.$350,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326452 Heron AvenueThis is a great boating neighborhood where you can build your dream home. Walk to the beach. Southern exposure lot.$864,000 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993380 Tradewinds AvenueWaterfront with southern exposure. Concrete seawall spans 75 feetready for dock and lift. Access to Gulf of Mexico.$569,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123 Single Family Homes AREZZO 28623 Via D ArezzoEstate home boasts 3 large bedrooms, den, many upgrades. Granite, tumbled marble, mouldings, golf course views.$949,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Condominiums/Villas ALTESSA 28610 Altessa Way #102Spacious 2 bedroom plus den is meticulously maintained. Cherry cabinetry, tile on the diagonal, upgraded appliances.$449,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420TOSCANA I 12220 Toscana Way #101Tastefully nished home overlooks lush green and lake. Two bedroom plus den corner residence. Bundled golf community.$299,999 | Susan DeShong | 253-3434TRIESTE II 11111 Corsia Trieste Way #201Two bedroom plus den corner residence. Fabulous views out every window and privacy galore! Diagonal tile, moulding.$285,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK VILLAS t Fabulous view over the lake and fountain to the south sets this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa. New tiled roof. $399,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK VILLAS t One-of-a-kind 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa owned and designed by an interior decorator Overlooks a peaceful lake. $399,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES tLovely updated Florida home. Totally caged pool and lanai area, newly updated kitchen. Walk to the beach. $490,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBIL T BEACH VANDERBILT SURF COLONY II t #205 Panoramic bay views and gorgeous sunsets from every room. Open kitchen, wraparound lanai. Freshly painted. $539,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES VANDERBILT BEACH AREA VASARICOUNTRYCLUB Single Family Homes IMPERIAL SHORES 4824 Snarkage DriveFive bedroom, 5.5 bath with 3-car garage, private pool/spa, over 4,800 SF and vaulted ceilings. No bridges to the Gulf.$2,450,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119IMPERIAL SHORES 4819 Snarkage DriveNew home situated on a waterway with Gulf access, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3-car garage, and heated pool/spa with southern exposure.$1,950,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119ARROYAL 3648 Margina CircleThis riverfront property includes a 30 x 19 covered boat dock with lift. Sold furnished with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.$1,200,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-35433796 Saybrook PlaceBeautifully remodeled 3 bath with wonderful lake views! Stainless appliances, replace, heated pool, serene setting.$592,000 | Meghan C. Reed | 825-0736BONITA FARMS 27160 Mora RoadOver acre of landscaped grounds, 200 of seawalled Gulf access waterfront. Boat dock. Large master bedroom, 2-car garage.$549,000 | Mark Leone | 784-5686 Condominiums/Villas IMPERIAL SHORES 4895 Esplanade StreetThis 3 bedroom villa has direct Gulf access and is situated on the Imperial River. Boat dock, boat lift, pool/spa.$999,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BONITA VILLAGE III 3901 Kens Way #3301Luxury community with private beach shuttle. Quality construction, 2 pools, spa, tness center, and 2-story clubhouse.$499,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 Lots KINLEYLAND 27771 Kings KewThis waterfront homesite, 75 X 100, provides the perfect setting for your dream home. Bay views and Gulf access.$899,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301BRENDAN COVE 9124 Brendan River CourtMagnicent homesite located on the Imperial River. Southwest exposure, surrounded by beautiful homes. Direct Gulf access.$749,000 | Dan ODea | 250-2429BONITA FARMS 27025 Belle Rio DriveCorner lot at end of waterway with Gulf access or boat to the backwaters for shing. Your dream homesite.$359,000 | Dan ODea | 250-2429BONITA FARMS 27191 Esther DriveThe serene riverfront site is the perfect setting for your home to be built. View of river and Gulf access.$299,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 BONITA SPRINGS BONITA SPRINGS


41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. >$2,000,00020 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA 458 11th Avenue South $2,150,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 8213304 21 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 22 ROYAL HARBOR 2220 Snook Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 23 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio Way $2,995,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420>$3,000,00024 OLD NAPLES 244 4th Avenue North $3,595,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 25 BAREFOOT BEACH 105 St. Eustacius Lane $3,895,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 26 PORT ROYAL AREA 3541 Gordon Drive $3,995,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304>$4,000,00027 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $4,695,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 28 PARK SHORE 310 Turtle Hatch Road $4,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$5,000,00029 AQUALANE SHORES 2163 21st Court South $5,500,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 30 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 31 GREY OAKS 1825 Plumago $6,300,000 Amerivest Realty David William Auston 239-273-1376 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 31 29 30 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$300,0001 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $300s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8>$400,0002 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-4>$500,0003 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $549,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 4 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 5 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7073 Mill Run Circle $569,900 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7 84-5552>$600,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $600s. Premier Properties Call 800-311-3622. Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 2-5 7 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 8 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. $699,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$700,000 9 WILSHIRE LAKES 8191 Wilshire Lakes Blvd. $750,000 Premier Properties Garabed 10 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 $795,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 >$900,00011 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 $995,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 12 PINE RIDGE 627 West Street $999,999 Premier Properties Dina L. Moon 370-1252 >$1,000,00013 OLD NAPLES SPELLBINDER VILLAS OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street South $1,099,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 14 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7698 Santa Margherita Way $1,224,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 15 OLD NAPLES CATELENA 306 6th Avenue South $1,295,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 16 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi Way $1,375,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 17 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 18 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5 19 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 470 Egret Avenue $1,875,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420


premier NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PELICAN BAY & PELICAN MARSH 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 239.262.4242ISLE VERDE 7100 Verde WayThis villa is absolutely stunning and offers 4,000+ SF under air. Over $300,000 in recent improvements.$2,195,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112COCOBAY 7865 Cocobay DriveLakefront courtyard villa with separate guest house. Wood oors, granite counters, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, private, tropical pool.$1,749,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay DriveLakefront courtyard villa with guest cabana. Three bedroom plus den. Private pool/spa. Many recent improvements. $1,700,000 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118ST. LAURENT 6849 Grenadier Blvd. #1104Expansive Gulf, city and golf views! Newly renovated, corner 3 bedroom. Southern exposure and two terraces.$1,340,000 | Phyllis ODonnell/Patrick ODonnell | 269-6161TIERRA MAR 572 Tierra Mar LaneRare lakefront 3 bedroom villa sits on oversized Tierra Mar lot with southern exposure. Vaulted ceilings and lots of glass.$1,150,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322ST. RAPHAEL 7095 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14Corner 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa with private elevator, sunny private pool, replace and Juliet balcony.$1,099,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235ST. MARISSA 6573 Marissa Loop #1002Endless Gulf of Mexico views from this 2 bedroom plus den condominium. Beautifully updated building with great amenities.$799,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 OPEN SUN. 1-4 INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd.Spacious oor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2-car garage. Wonderful lake/pool views. Beach access, pool, tennis.$699,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 ST. PIERRE 6825 Grenadier Blvd. #1504Watch the sun rise over golf course and sun set over Gulf. 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Three bedroom, upgraded cabinetry, guest cabana and courtyard pool/spa. $1,285,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448PELICAN BAY OAKMONT tOne house from the lake. Cathedral ceilings, French doors, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Large heated pool. $1,350,000 | Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 PELICAN BAY CRESCENT t#25 Lake, golf, sunsets, lush distant horizons, and palm trees. Spacious 2 bedroom, den, 2.5 bath, large southwest lanai. $899,000 | Mary Halpin | 269-3005PELICAN BAY MARBELLA t#1105 Wonderful Gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with approximately 2,000 total SF. Full service building. $899,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA t#2003 Gulf of Mexico views from this residence with an entire new kitchen featuring granite, new cabinetry and new appliances! $929,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731PELICAN BAY HERON t#802 Your home in the sky awaits. Stunningly remodeled. Unobstructed bay and Gulf views. Two bedrooms, den, 3 baths. $945,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126PELICAN BAY CORONADO t#1104 Gulf views from every room. Stainless appliances, new A/C unit, granite countertops, tray ceilings. Tram to beach. $997,000 Linda Perry/Judy Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161 PELICAN BAY CALAIS t#102 New 20 tile, carpet, cabinets, granite and marble counters, stainless appliances, and crown moulding. Attached garage. $559,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t#14 Garden residence with condominium amenities! Private 26x20 pool, spacious garden, 2 bedrooms, marble oors. $745,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 Custom interior nishes throughout modied oor plan. Marble, polished porcelain and granite. $795,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 OPENSUN. 1-4 PELICAN MARSH IVY POINTE tLovely villa with 3 bedrooms plus a den/study and 2,900+ total SF. Spectacular lake/golf views! 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009WEEK at-a-glance A tasty tour of AsiaDavid Wongs Pan Asian & Sushi is well worth the trip to Bonita Springs. C27 Cute and to the pointAdorable yet prickly, the Zoos newest rodent takes up residence. C16 What a show!See who sang and played at Cgrape, plus more fun out and about. C24 & 25 I Love You, Beth CooperIts not bad if you hate originality, plot, reason, likeable characters, funny moments and decent acting. C13 ITS NOT FAIRY DUSTPeter Pan at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre employs a pretty complicated ying system for the boy who wont grow upSorry, kids ... Teens pick up Sonny and Cher where the beat left offThe beat goes on. Sonny and Cher used to sing about how the Charleston was once the craze, uh huh, but then, well, rock n roll hit the scene. And they were right in the mix of it all with The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. Now its YouTube and iPods. And Erica Wagner and Nate Huffman, who were born more than two decades after Sonny and Chers TV variety show ended in 1974, have put together an act impersonating the couple. The 13-yearolds will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Six Degrees Exhibitions. It was Ericas grandmother who had the idea for them to perform as Sonny and Cher. Both Nate and Erica were in Cinderella, a production of the Creative Theatre Workshop in Fort Myers. Erica played the queen, and Nate was in the ensemble. Erica says Nates nose reminded her grandmother of Sonny Bono, which prompted her to suggest that the youngsters come up with a Sonny and Cher show.NANCY STETSON_________________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comERIC RADDATZ/ FLORIDA WEEKLY Audiences are getting hooked on Peter Pan. C8 >>inside: Peter Pan, as played by understudy Jason Campbell, gets airborne thanks to two flymen and a pulley system.HAT MAKES PETER PAN fly? Thinking lovely, wonderful thoughts. A healthy sprinkling of fairy dust. And at least $10,000 worth of specialized equipment and training. Peter Pan (and Wendy and her brothers) fly eight times a week twice on Saturdays at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Its an amazing thrill that everybody should experience, says Philip Groft, who plays Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to grow up. Its great. Its a crazy feeling of being lifted and going (right or left) when you have nothing to do with it, he adds. WSEE FLY, C4 NANCY STETSONnstetson@ >> The Beat Goes On >> When: 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18 >> Where: Six Degrees Exhibitions, 1100 Sixth Avenue South >> Cost: $5 >> Information: Call 331-2678 if you go COURTESY PHOTONate Huffman and Erica Wagner: Theyve got each other.SEE BABE, C23

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 AFE LUNAAFE LUNA $29.9921 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: Its funny the way a man will stick with you, even after hes gone. I still remember the off-hand comment made by an old boyfriend after Id just come home from the salon. Girls should never cut their hair, he said, looking at my new bob. Men like it long. Now, years later, I slink into the salon after too many months between visits. Just a trim, I say time after time. Im growing it out. Of course, no man leaves an impression like the first to break a girls heart, and so I carry more of Dillons wants and ways than any other. What I remember most about him and this was from high school, which now feels like a different world is the way he worked on cars. He had big hands, strong but not rough, with long fingers that were too wiry to be delicate. In one of those rare moments of simple adolescent pleasure, I once sat and watched him work under the hood of his old Saab, and when he stepped close, I could smell the mix of motor oil and sweat that has defined manhood for me ever since. At that time, Dillon and I were just friends, and my real boyfriend a In praise of manual labor SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON dently macho. Which is not to say he is less manly. Give me a man in a suit who can lay tile or fix a car any day. The point is this: There is an inherent sexiness to manual labor. The man with calloused fingers and an aptitude for fixing things strikes a chord in the female brain. Now, if only we could bottle the scent of motor oil. The man with calloused fingers and an aptitude for fixing things strikes a chord in the female brain...fastidious kid named Jimmy who wore glasses and had an unhealthy attachment to his mother liked to poke fun at my working-class friend. Whats he going to do, Jimmy asked at dinner one night, work on cars for the rest of his life? Jimmy had just gotten into a big-name school up north, and he was set on the white-collar path from university to office fixture. I bet he couldnt change his own tire. I wonder if Jimmy knows that manual labor is now in vogue. Matthew Crawford, who has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and looks good in a coverall, makes a case for it in his new book, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work. In a piece for The New York Times Magazine, Dr. Crawford talks about his experience of moving from a knowledge worker at a think tank to owning his own motorcycle repair shop. Because the work is dirty, many people assume it is also stupid, he writes. For me, at least, there is more real thinking going on in the bike shop than there was in the think tank. Not only is manual labor intellectual, which Dr. Crawford does an excellent job of pointing out, but it is also sexy. Why, after all, do women love men in uniform? Because it represents physical work. A man in uniform does something with his day: pilots fly aircraft, deliverymen C ont a >> S end your dating tip s d isasters to: sand y da y s@f d ent ly m Wh ic h i s less ma n m an in a suit w o r fix a car an y is t h is: T h ere is a n n ess t o manual la bor calloused f ingers an d fixing things strikes female brain. Now, i f bo ttl e th e sce nt of m o T h e m c a l l fin ge a n a p f or f ixing s tr ikes a i n the fe o re chfu n he n er e st n to he o m he a n e w t he od h is A n n a gap e d ge h is u se m e g e e c n s handle packages, and soldiers blow stuff up. The cubiclesitter in pressed khakis and a button down? His work is less tangible, less evi-


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PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 Its crazy. You just point, and then youre flying in that direction, he says. Of course, standing in the wings are two handlers, or flymen, who manipulate the pulley system that enables him to fly in through the open window, or fly from floor to the top of a dresser. Underneath his costume of leaves, Mr. Groft wears a harness with a hook in the back. Its not uncomfortable at all, he says. He likens it to a babys bungee jumper seat, but for adults. Its like a seat, Im being flown in the seat, he says. Actress Allison Fund, who plays Wendy, agrees with the comparison. She and Mr. Groft performed in Peter Pan two years ago at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., another Prather Entertainment Group theater. This summer, they perform the show at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 8. Its a lot of fun, she says. I think its not really scary at all. I feel very secure. They talk you through all of it, the harnessing. Its very rehearsed. You have a lot of time to feel comfortable with it. But, she admits, Its a little weird. You have no control. But she loves flying. Magical. Thats the word I use for this show, she says. Its magical to watch and its magical to be in. Its exciting, says Spenser Saso, who shares the role of Michael with Cody Vagle. Spencer, who lives in Cape Coral and attends Gulf Elementary School, is on the verge of turning 10. In the show, hes told to think lovely thoughts in order to fly. He thinks about candy, but it isnt until he thinks about Christmas that hes able to leave the ground. Flying on stage, he says, is like something you never felt before. You feel its never going to happen again. According to Broadway Palm General Manager Susan Johnson, theaters turn to one of two major companies when putting on Peter Pan: Flying by Foy, or ZFX. They decided to go with ZFX, a Kansas-based company that provided rigging and training for Cathy Rigby when she portrayed Peter Pan. The company provided five harnesses and specialized equipment, as well as training for the actors and the flymen and 30 pounds of fairy dust. They also sent Sandy Harned, a technician, to set up the cables and pulley system, train the flymen, and teach the actors to glide, dive and spin. Shes trained so many productions of Peter Pan all over the world that she knows the cues in Korean, Japanese and Chinese. The head flyman, Paul Dreschel, is responsible for Peter Pans up and down flying motions, while Kenneth Deuel is responsible for his movements right and left. It takes all three of us to make it look right, to make it look smooth, Mr. Dreschel says. And it took them three rehearsals to figure everything out, he says. Audiences just see Peter Pan soar across the stage or the Darling children float into the air; they dont see the careful choreography happening behind the scenes in the wings. While Peter Pan has two men controlling his flying, the actors playing Wendy, Michael and John each have one. In Act I, When Peter Pan sprinkles fairy dust on the three children, and they float into the air with him, there are five men in the wings pulling on ropes. They pull on the ropes so hard that sometimes they wind up on the floor; they look as if theyre ringing giant bells in a belfry. Mr. Dreschel, whos 6-foot, 4-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds, even gets lifted a good half-foot off the ground at one point. When I bring him through the window, he lifts me off the ground, he says. To make another aerial maneuver, Mr. Dreschel has to jump off of a threestep staircase in order to lift Peter Pan higher. He and Mr. Deuel work in concert; Mr. Deuel has different colored electrical tape on his ropes that tell him where Peter Pan is on stage, though they always keep an eye on the action on stage. Taped to the wall are large sheets of paper with diagrams showing Peter Pans path each time he flies, along with the cues. A pulley system runs along a silver track above the stage, pulling the aircraft cable connected to the hook in Peter Pans harness. Its like an upside down monorail, explains Adam Trummel, the stage manager. Ms. Harned, the technician from ZFX, installed the system. They stress safety all the time, Mr. Dreschel says. We always check the harnesses, check the wires to make sure theres no fraying or defects. I really enjoy flying, says Mr. Deuel. Its interesting, its challenging. And when the understudy for Peter Pan performs, the 20-pound weight increase can make a difference, he says. Neither one has climbed into a harness to see what its like to fly. Mr. Dreschel declines the experience, but Mr. Deuel is game. I wouldnt mind seeing what it was like, he says. The two spend the show in the wings, watching the stage, listening for cues, and pulling on ropes at the appropriate times. The audience sees Peter Pan and the Darling children flying. Peter Pan, fearless, soars through the air. He comes through the Darlings open bedroom window. He flies in the night air, against a wall of sparkling stars. He twirls in the air like a small green tornado. Backstage, the floor sparkles with fairy dust. It looks as if a disco ball exploded, or a glittery snake has shed its scales. This is just from what falls off the actors as they walk off stage, Mr. Dreschel says. Well probably wind up finding fairy dust on this stage for the next two years. Peter Pan never flies without it. Perhaps its just as vital as the pulley system and aircraft cable. If you go>>Peter Pan >>When: through Aug. 8 >>Where: The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers >>Cost: $25 to $49, with a summer special: $18 for dinner and show for children 18 and younger. >>Information: Call 278-4422 or go to www. BroadwayPalm.comFLYFrom page 1Meet the cast, support the artsMeet the cast of the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatres Peter Pan and support the arts at the same time. The cast of Peter Pan will be at the Barnes & Noble Bookfair from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 18, at the Fort Myers store (13751 S. Tamiami Trail). Also on that day, a percentage of your purchases made at the store that day will go the Lee County Alliance for the Arts if you request it at the register.>>At 10:15 a.m., Tiger Lily will read to kids.>>At 10:45 a.m., Peter Pan and friends from the cast will give a mini performance.>>Captain Hooks scavenger hunt, for children ages 7 and older, takes place at 11 a.m., with prizes.>>And at 11:30 a.m., Costume Awards will be given out for the best Peter Pan or Tinkerbell. Winners receive a family fourpack of tickets to see Peter Pan at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, a family membership to the Alliance for the Arts, or two tickets to Sun Splash Waterpark. BY NANCY STETSON_________________________nstetson@ ERIC RADDATZ/FLORIDA WEEKLYA backstage chart of the cable pulls and pushes that propel Peter Pan across the stage. Its minimally lit and carefully studied by flymen Kenneth Deuel and Paul Dreschel, right.ERIC RADDATZ/FLORIDA WEEKLYThe cast of Peter Pan takes a bow at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Meet the cast Saturday, July 18, at Barnes & Noble, Fort Myers.


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PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks live bands Bayshore Coffee House Thursday: Uptown Latin Jazz. Friday: The Bean Pickers. Saturday: Irish jam from 3-6 p.m., The Swing Guitars and Gypsy Jazz, 8-11 p.m. Monday: Singer-songwriter night hosted by Jason Jeffries. Wednesday: Open mic night with Jen Mac. 3570 Bayshore Drive. 775-5676 or 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 Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for July 17-19 (call ahead for open hours and specific show times): Kids Free Friday at Rookery Bay 417-6310 or Naples Jazz Masters Saturday at the Norris Center; 213-3049 or www. Summer Jazz on the Gulf Late Night Brass Saturday on Watkins Lawn at The Naples Beach Hotel; 2612222 or Thoroughly Modern Millie The summer musical production of The Naples Players, extended through a Sunday matinee, July 26, at Sugden Community Theatre; 263-7990 or www. If your name is Millie, you can get a free ticket. Ask about the dinner package with Vergina. Summer Featured Artist Photographers Jeff Ripple at Blue Mangrove Gallery; 393-2405. Artists of the Summer Childrens Art from Everglades City On exhibit at the Museum of the Everglades; 695-0008 or Lions, Tigers, & Bears, The Naples Zoo; 262-5409 or www. Best bets for the weekend Served Mon-Sat 6:30AM until 11AM Mon-Sat 11am until 4pM Happy Hours at Mels all day everyday price draft beer and house wine Thursday, July 16 Friday, July 17 This weeks theater The 24th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series on Watkins Lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel continues from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, with Late Night Brass. The high-energy band has opened for Chicago, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Police and Michael Buble. For SummerJazz theyll perform numbers from Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Blues Brothers, Huey Lewis & The News and The Doobie Brothers, among others. Admission is free, as is parking just north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park (a free trolley will run to and from the concert site). Bring a lawn chair or blanket; coolers are not permitted. Robert Williamson will be at Stoneys Steakhouse Thursday and Friday. Tom DesRochers will be at The Silver Spoon at Waterside Shops on Thursday. Jazz Jam, 5-8 p.m. Monday. 600 Neapolitan Way, in the Park Shore Resort. 262-2500 or Jacks Bait Shack Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Soapy Tuna; Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460 or 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. Paddy Murphys Irish music jam session from 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday. 457 Fifth Avenue South. 649-5140. 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 The Silver Spoon at Waterside Shops 6-9 p.m. Thursday: Tom DesRochers with classic rock from the s, s and s. 591-2123. Thoroughly Modern Millie See best bets for the weekend, above. Mulan Jr. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre in Fort Myers presents Mulan Jr. July 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. Peter Pan Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the high-flying adventure Peter Pan through Aug. 8. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. 2784422 or Quiz Night Exercise your brain beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The English, 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-3727. 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. Free Cookout 5-9 p.m. at Artichoke and Company in Venetian Village. Rock Cares The Classic Rock Cares Art and Memorabilia Show, a fundraising effort by the John Entwistle Foundation, opens tonight at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, and runs through the weekend. The show features the art and rare personal items of the late John Entwistle, bass guitarist for The Who, and includes collectibles and signed memorabilia from other classic rockers. 482-6880 or South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday and Saturday: Brandon Anthony, modern acoustic rock. Friday and Wednesday: Maxi Courtney, acoustic rock, followed on Friday by Justin Raymond, hard rock acoustic. Monday: Megan Rose on the piano. Tuesday: Karaoke night. 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 435-9333. 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


WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $ 20 Adults $ 16 KidsAdmission to Nature Park, Mining Rig, Bumper Boats, Miniature Golf, Water Wars, Arcade Tokens and as always the Money Museum and the Natural History Exhibit Valid through Labor Day Special Resident Packaging FREE Bottle of Winewith one day advanced dinner reservation for six or moreHappy 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 & Bonita Beach Rd.I-75Wiggins Pass Rd. Immokalee Rd.Old 41 951/Collier Blvd.Thomasson Dr.Tamiami Trail E US 41Airport Rd. Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. Games CASINO CASINOS13500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples(US 41 & Wiggins Pass Rd., Next to Walgreens)(239) 591-21964937 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd.(US 41 & Rattlesnake Hammock Rd., Next to Sunshine Ace Hardware)(239) 352-9200 $5 Match Play New Members with this ad. FREE Food & Drinks Smoke FreeUS41 CHOOSE FROM GREAT LOCATIONS! 2Progressive Jackpots! NewCome Check Them Out! Come Check Them Out! www.vegascasinosinc.comWHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Saturday, July 18 Monday, July 20 Tuesday, July 21 Tuesday, July 21 Venetian Day The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Venetian Day on the 20th of every month. This month: 20 percent off Ben & Jerrys ice cream sundaes, plus and assorted other specials and live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the center. The Naples Players KidzAct presents Little Red Riding Hood Meets the Three Little Pigs at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 403-2204 or Kung Fu Panda Watch the family flick under the stars in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. The free show begins around 8:30 p.m. Sea Turtle Talk Learn about the sea turtles lifestyle and their fight for survival in a free program beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. To register call 597-6196 or stop at the ranger station. Park entrance fees apply. 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, pre-registration required; 463-4588. Local History The Naples Historical Society has guided tours of Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. 261-8164 or www. Bayfront Chefs Market Stock up on fruits and veggies, watch chef demonstrations and enjoy live music from 4-8 p.m. 200-3477. Upcoming events Jungle Book The Naples Players KidzAct troupe performs Jungle Book July 24-26, with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10/adults, $5/under 18. 263-7990 or Its a Miracle The Fort Myers Miracle hosts Mid-Summer Fireworks Saturday, July 25, and Dog Daze on Wednesday, July 29, at the stadium on Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers. Auditions Auditions for the fall main stage show, Lend Me A Tenor, take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Naples Players, Sugden Community Theatre. No appointment necessary. 434-7340, ext. 10. Fun Run Naples on the Run, a running store boutique, sponsors Tuesday Nite Fun Run on Aug. 11. The run starts at 6 p.m. at Naples on the Run at Gateway Center. Join the group for a 3-5mile run followed by free pizza. (239) 434-09786. Much Ado Auditions for The Naples Players fall show in the Tobye Studio, Much Ado About Nothing, take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Sugden Community Theatre. No appointment necessary. 434-7340, ext. 10. 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. Naples Laughter Club 9-10 a.m. at Cambier Park, 755 Eighth Avenue South. Made in Florida The Collier County Museum presents a free showing of movies shot in Florida at 1 p.m. every Saturday. Today: Revenge of the Creature. July 25: The Creature Walks. Palm Cottage The Naples Historical Society has guided tours of Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. 261-8164 or 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. Everglades Fest The Miccosukee Tribe puts on the 34th annual Miccosukee Everglades Music & Crafts Festival at the Miccosukee Village. The nonprofit event supports the Miccosukee Educational Fund. Admission: $25; kids under 6 free; (305) 2238380. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents the Beadniks duo from 6-7:30 p.m. followed by the Guitar Hero battle from 8-10 p.m. Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome; no alcohol permitted. 267-0783 or


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY M o n -Fri 3-6 pm H a lf priced B e er, $3.50 W e ll Dri n ks & $5 Martinis Bar Menu 3pm to close with 4 dishes under $5.00 Tuesdays 5-6:30 Dogs Welcome!!! 12th Avenue South at the City Dock 263-9940 Happy Hour Happy Hour www.napleswaterfrontdining.comMon.Fri. 3 to 6 pm at Tin City 263-2734 All Drinks at the Bar are Two for the price of One! H APPY H O U R And Mr. Kimble plays the role with glee. Its an electrifying performance that alone makes the show well worth seeing. In Tarantella and Hooks Waltz, he dances with his crewmates, a motley collection of pirates. These bumbling buffoons are inept, but great comic relief in this musical. Paul Bernier plays his sidekick Smee, who bows and scrapes before the captain and continually polishes his hook. To be honest, the pirates are a lot more fun to watch than anyone else, and the show always picks up energy when theyre on stage. I know theyre the bad guys, but I couldnt help rooting for them. The costumes, by John P. White, are terrific, especially the pirates. Peter Pans tunic seems to be made entirely out of leaves, and the costumes for Nana, the dog, and the crocodile (both roles played by Jayar Garcia) are especially fun. (One young girl, seeing Nana on stage, kept yelling, Puppy! Puppy!) Evan Adamsons set design gives us a Neverland home that seems carved out of stone, and a realistic pirates ship, complete with mermaids in the background. Loren Strickland and his mini-orchestra provide musical accompaniment for this classic musical. And yes, Peter Pan and the Darling children fly. Its a great moment when the walls of their bedroom fall away, and Peter, Wendy, Michael and John fly through a black velvet sky filled with glittering stars. (Though I wish the lighting had been such that we wouldnt be able to see the cables at all. But still, its magical.) This is a fun musical that should appeal to children and adults, both. It doesnt drag, but feels as if it runs long. That may have something to do with the fact that the show has two intermissions. But its not any longer than your typical musical at the Broadway Palm. Watching it as an adult woman, though, its difficult not to think of the Peter Pan Syndrome. The characteristics that may seem cute for a young boy not wanting to deal with emotions, avoiding connections or responsibilities, only wanting to be mothered and taken care of arent so attractive once hes grown. And Wendy, too, seems a little overanxious for a romance and immediately jumps all-too-happily into the role of mothering. Part of this, Im sure, has to do with the era in which Peter Pan was originally written. Its a classic childrens story, and a classic musical. But no matter what your age, Peter Pan is a fun return to childhood, when you believed that anything could happen, life was full of adventures, and you could fly simply by thinking lovely thoughts. ARTS COMMENTARY The story of Peter Pan is a boys fantasy of a perfect world: non-stop adventures with no spaces inbetween, no rules, no responsibilities, just do what you want and hang out with your buddies. It also includes children who can fly, a dog whos a nanny and a shadow that gets detached from its owner. M. Seth Reines, who directed the current production of Peter Pan at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, possibly recognized the storys oddness and decided, what the heck, lets go with it. So this production of Peter Pan is very surrealistic, with a wonderfully over-the-top Captain Hook. Philip Groft plays the title role as a rough-and-tumble boy, all elbows and knees and impolite jokes. He boasts that hes been on his own since the day he was born and lives on an island that has pirates and Indians and all four seasons at once. Mr. Groft has a sweet voice when he sings; I just wish his character had been a little sweeter. (I felt the same about Tinkerbell, who comes across like a jealous girlfriend. But I still clapped, so she wouldnt die.) Allison Funds Wendy is extremely likeable and totally believable as a young girl. Shes sugar and spice to Peter Pans blunt boyness. Amy Marie McCleary is a quadruple threat: she sings, she acts, she dances and she choreographs. Shes quite an elegant figure as Mrs. Darling, and also plays the role of Tiger Lily. Her choreography for the Indian dances made me think of s variety show numbers. (It couldve been those fringed boots.) But its Captain Hook (Gary Kimble) who steals the show. Mr. Kimble, who played the sheriff in Broadway Palms The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas last season, is barely recognizable in this new role. As Mr. Darling, hes clean cut and dressed in black tails, but as Captain Hook, hes practically a Victorian queen with his costume of white lace and red and gold brocade. He doesnt wear a pirate hat nor a Simon Legree moustache, but has long black ringlets that cascade down to his shoulders. g t h l NancySTETSON Audiences are getting hooked on Peter Pan If you go>>What: Peter Pan >>When: through Aug. 8 >>Where: the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers >>Cost: $18 to $49 >>Info: Call 278-4422 or go to www.BroadwayPalm.comCOURTESY PHOTOCaptain Hook (Gary Kimble) and Peter Pan (Philip Groft) in Broadway Palms production of Peter Pan.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING One of the amazing things about giving is the lasting impact it has. And when the financial investment is made in education, its impact extends far into the future. As a 12-year old immigrant growing up in Chicago, Lucie Jenny MacCarthy was given a chance to learn to play a musical instrument, which strengthened her confidence in her abilities and selfdiscipline. Reflecting on her experience later in life, she realized the great benefit of school music programs and came to understand that teachers know how to create these opportunities for students. Ms. MacCarthy wanted to ensure that future generations of young people had those opportunities. To that end, she established The Lucie Jenny MacCarthy Fund of The Community Foundation of Collier County, an endowed fund directed to The Education Foundation of Collier County to invest in musical experiences for students. Because of her dream and her gift, hundreds of Collier County students have enjoyed the experience of summer band camp in the past two years. Last month, more than 275 students worked with each other, with music instructors from across the county and with nationally renowned musicians in a day camp that ran for two weeks at Golden Gate High School. They represented every middle and high school, and most elementary schools in Collier County; approximately one-third were economically at-risk and would not have otherwise had this opportunity. The Education Foundation allocated a $10,000 grant from the Lucie Jenny MacCarthy Fund to support this summer program with materials as well as with scholarships for almost 100 students. The camp gave incoming sixth-graders a head start entering middle school, and allowed older students opportunities to work with other students from around the county and enhance their school-year music experience. Steve DeLadurantey coordinated the involvement of more than 10 Collier County public schools band directors and music teachers in the camp. Ms. MacCarthys vision has also manifested itself in another collaborative model that provides music instruction for pre-kindergarten children. Two years ago, The Education Foundation, the Guadalupe Center, Pinecrest Elementary School and the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University set forth to provide instruments and other music materials for pre-K and kindergarten students in Immokalee. FGCU students would provide the music instruction. The first year of data has shown significant impact on the school readiness of these children entering kindergarten. At the same time, the program provides valuable experience for the FGCU students as they move forward in their studies both in music and education. Through The Education Foundations Connect with a Classroom program, Collier County teachers can submit requests for creative classroom projects to be funded by the community. A music grant titled Beat for Peace provided instruments for a drum ensemble of elementary students whose guidance counselor recommended their participation. Just as Ms. MacCarthy experienced as a girl, these students grew through teamwork and discipline and thus became more excited about coming to school. Please consider helping a teacher with an idea that inspires your passion visit to learn more. The Collier County community wants its children to have a well-rounded education and cultural and arts experiences. Ms. MacCarthy recognized through her own experience how this makes a difference in ones life, and she knew that teachers were the vehicle for finding those students who need this kind of experience the most. What an incredible gift she has left our children and community. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 C11 The Devils Tickets: A Night of Bridge, a Fatal Hand, and a New American AgeOne evening in 1929, Myrtle and Jack Bennett began an evening of bridge in their Kansas City home with another couple. What happened next would make headlines throughout the country. Minutes after Jack calls his wife a bum bridge player and slaps her across the face, a gun appears, and Myrtle fires five shots, killing her husband. The bloody event was triggered by more than just an argument. Myrtle later revealed that she was afraid of losing her husband a traveling salesman to other women, and it was this fear that elevated their dispute to its deadly crescendo. Throughout the 1920s and s, bridge was a nationwide fad, and players throughout country soon became riveted by the murder in Kansas City. Myrtle hired James A. Reed, a former and future Democratic presidential candidate, as her defense attorney. Reed, one of the most prominent men in Kansas City and a cog in the Pendergast political machine, created high drama in the courtroom and kept the trial on the nations front pages. In a highly readable new book, Gary M. Pomerantz brings both the case and its aftermath into sharp focus. Set against the backdrop of the early years of the Great Depression, it is a story filled with colorful characters and surprising twists. For example, there is Ely Culbertson, a cunning player with a Russian accent who was one of the first American players to capitalize on the bridge craze. He saw the Bennett murder as an opportunity and used it as a way to dramatize bridge as the ultimate battle of the sexes. He and his wife, Josephine, became international bridge champions, and they helped redefine the game. This book, which reads more like a novel than the documentation of an actual event, has everything bloody retribution, sexual innuendo and shameless hucksterism. It is perfect summer reading. Books reviewed in this column are available online or at your local bookstore.By Gary M. Pomerantz (Crown, $26)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Ball cap secrets are Safe! in this nonacademic forayNaples knows Jim Lilliefors for his excellent magazine and newspaper work, and also for his fine writing in Philharmonic Center for the Arts publications. His books include a novel, Bananaville, and two earlier forays into popular culture: Highway 50 and Americas Boardwalks. Ball Cap Nation addresses the material and cultural history of the baseball cap in a breezy, sometimes selfdeprecating tone. Mr. Lilliefors seems to insist that his Journey through the World of Americas National Hat is not to be taken very seriously. However, this strategy allows him to sneak in plenty of solid information about this omnipresent head-topper. Once an oddity, the ball cap is now everywhere. Once only an item in a sports uniform, it now completes the national uniform. Once low-brow, it has generated highbrow offspring. It has merged youth culture, truck culture, military culture and just about every slice of national and international culture that you can think of, including political campaign culture. For Mr. Lilliefors, the ball cap encompasses two American traits, which together form what could be called the Great American Contradiction the simultaneous impulses to rebel and to conform. The journey is staged by effective chaptering. After an introductory memoir of his own youthful connection with the ball cap, he sets the birth of the cap within the larger history of the baseball uniform. He traces, with illustrations, the evolution of the cap, outlining changes that led to its classic, perfected dimension and character. In The Cap Revolution chapter, Mr. Lilliefors blames its negative associations (outside of the baseball world) on its linkage in films and television to comical or marginal characters including Gomer Pyle, Beaver Cleaver and Oscar Madison (of The Odd Couple). National television enlarged baseballs fandom, and as baseball grew, so did the appeal of the cap. In the s, the cap became a promotional device. Logo caps and company caps (think Mack and Caterpillar) bloomed, both as giveaways and marketed items. In the s, Tom Sellecks Magnum made wearing the ball cap cool and macho, no longer the head cover of wimps and nerds. In this same decade, military versions of the cap, with emblazoned homage to service branches, units, and campaigns, rendered the cap patriotic. A key chapter traces the phenomenal growth of ball cap manufacturers, principally New Era, while detailing the manufacturing process. Another surveys the variety of caps, and yet another examines ball cap specialty chains like Lids and Hat World. Ball Cap Nation continues with chapters on the proper care of caps, the zany world of cap collecting, and what else? ball cap etiquette. Each chapter offers statistics thoughtfully massaged by commentary and humor. As he rounds third base, Mr. Lilliefors samples the worldwide reach of the ball cap, Americas ubiquitous symbol, and then slides across home plate scattering additional ball cap trivia. Safe! Ball Park Nation is a delightfully perceptive, playful and thoroughly nonacademic foray into an American love affair. Ball Cap Nation, by James Lilliefors. Clerisy Press. 218 REVIEWED BY PHILIP K. JASON___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BOOK REVIEW COURTESY PHOTONaples author James Lilliefors.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 A&E C13 I hated I Love You, Beth Cooper. I hated everything about it. I hated Beth Cooper, whos an irresponsible, arrogant twit. I hated Denis, whos book smart but socially inept, for being so infatuated with her. I hated the way the movie went from one event to the next, with no logical assembly to the story. At one point Beth Cooper became so dismal that I started looking for more things to hate than the obvious. I stopped myself with the costume designer, because at that point Beth, played by Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), was about to get naked and run around in the shower with two friends. They do, but it all happens off screen, so I started hating the cinematographer. The movie lacks originality, plot, reason, likeable characters, funny moments and decent acting. The story, written by Larry Doyle (based on his novel), begins with high school senior Denis (Paul Rust) proclaiming his love for cheerleading captain Beth during his valedictorian speech at graduation. Shes embarrassed, and her roided-up, coked-up, criminally insane Marine Corps boyfriend named Kevin (Shawn Roberts) makes it his mission to beat the snot out of nerdy Denis every chance he gets, as if that will actually prove something. Its during their second fight (the first is out in the open immediately after graduation) that the movies true idiocy shines through. We know Denis is smart, and Kevin is a meathead. Why, then, would Denis try to fight off Kevin with a fake Star Wars light saber, knowing fully well that its two pounds of plastic are no match for Kevins fists? Smart people should never do such dumb things if a movie expects to have even an ounce of credibility. Director Chris Columbus, whos made some wonderful films (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone), surely knows better. Much to Denis surprise, Beth shows up at his house after graduation, and a night of chaos, property damage, bad driving, contrived situations and stupid, nonsensical decisions ensues. Beths slutty friends (played Lauren London and Lauren Storm) join the party, as does Denis friend Rich (Jack Carpenter), whos burdened with the running joke of possibly being gay. Note to aspiring screenwriters: This isnt funny, and never was, principally because its socially irresponsible to suggest theres anything wrong with being gay. Was there anything to like about I Love You, Beth Cooper? No. The script tries to convey the idea that we should make the most of the time we have, and that people often arent what they appear to be. But this sentiment fails too, mostly because we dont give a damn about anyone involved. By the end of the movie, Beth could have spit in Denis face and I wouldnt have cared. Maybe that means Im heartless. Or maybe this movie just sucks. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at FILMS I Love You, Beth CooperDepartures (Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryoko Hirosue) In Japan, an unemployed cellist (Motoki) and his wife (Hirosue) move to the country, where he takes a job preparing the dead for burial. The beautiful music and subtly powerful performances make this an engrossing, moving experience you will not soon forget. Its last years Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Rated PG-13The Stoning of Soraya M. (Shohreh, Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marno, Navid Negahban) An Iranian man (Negahban) trumps up a charge of adultery against his wife, Soraya (Marno), when she refuses to grant him a divorce so he can marry a 14 year-old girl. According to their Islam faith, the penalty for adultery is to be stoned to death. Its a bit heavyhanded, but ultimately this is a very nicely acted, compelling story of injustice that will leave you infuriated. Based on a true story. Rated R.Moon (Sam Rockwell, Robin Chalk, voice of Kevin Spacey) Alone on the moon for three years, astronaut Sam Bell (Rockwell) loses control of his spaceship in the final weeks before hes to return home. There are some interesting twists that are quite thought provoking, and kudos to Rockwell for ably handling being alone on screen for most of the film. Rated R.Public Enemies (Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard) At the height of the Depression, Federal Agent Melvin Purvis (Bale) tries to track down bank robber John Dillinger (Depp) and his gang. Director Michael Manns (Heat) film looks great and the performances are good, but its too long at 143 minutes and the story, particularly Mr. Dillingers foolishly daring antics, are too hard to believe. Rated R CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? No danHUDAK >>The lmmakers chose to cast Paul Rust as Denis after seeing him perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, which specializes in improv comedy. Did you know?


C14 WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University presents Lenfant as part of its foreign film series from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the universitys Naples center, 1010 Fifth Avenue South. Winner of the 2005 Palme dOr at Cannes, the Lenfant (The Child) film is an uncompromising, emotionally devastating depiction of human struggle. The story opens just as 20-year-old Bruno and his girlfriend Sonia have welcomed their first child into the world. A small-time crook with no big-time leads, Bruno decides to sell the baby for a hefty chunk of money. But when he tries to justify his actions to Sonia, assuring her that theyll have another baby, she collapses in shock. While she recuperates in the hospital, Bruno realizes has has made a horrendous mistake, and embarks on an impassioned quest to get his son back and redeem himself to Sonia. As in their other fictional feature films, brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne use handheld cinematography, realistic acting and a music-free soundtrack to create a poetically heightened sense of reality. The result is a supremely humane work of art. For more information about the Renaissance Academy and its non-credit courses, call 590-1095 or visit Lenfant is next foreign film at FGCUs Renaissance Academy A classic island vacationOffering 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Condominium SuitesChoose From: Gulf Front, Dockside & Tropical Garden ViewsWi Canoe, Boat Docks, Tennis Courts & Bike Rentals Call for Reservations: 1-800-237-5144 or Book Online: Great Summer Savings Online Specials: Stay 3 nights or longer and save 20% off our already low summer rates.* Bring your boat! Kenny Conidaris Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Search July 18th from 9am-4pm Bikini Contest Every Saturday at 4pmBike Night July 25th including poker runs which start from Harley Naples and Fort MyersPlan Your Special Event Here: Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries We Do It Right! Call Bev at 463-3111 463-3111 1400 Estero Boulevard Fort Myers Beach


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 A&E C15 Keep the kids cool at The Village on Venetian Bay on Monday, July 20. As part of the 20th anniversary year at The Village, Venetian Day happens on the 20th of every month. This months festivities include 20 percent off of Ben & Jerrys ice cream sundaes, a free KidzAct performance inside an air-conditioned store and a chance to play in The Villages new interactive water fountain. The Naples Players KidzAct troupe will perform Little Red Riding Hood Meets the Three Little Pigs at 1 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. inside a storefrontturned-theater next door to Pearl on the north side of The Village. In between KidzAct performances, shoppers will be able to enjoy live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. adjacent to a patio of in-ground waterspouts where children can play while parents shop. Many stores will offer specials during the day. For example: The Paper Merchant will have 10 percent off of everything in the store; Patchingtons shoppers can enjoy free facials and register for a $25 gift certificate and other prizes; Taffeta will reduce sale items by an addition 20-60 percent and will give a free beach bag (while supplies last) to shoppers with a minimum $50 purchase; Terrida will have 20 percent off their entire stock of luggage and will give a Venetian tote ($700 value) with the purchase of a Venetian Collection trolley suitcase; and Wildflower will have a $20 bargain rack. These stores and many others will serve wine and snacks, coffee and desserts during the day, and restaurants in The Village will feature specials, including two-for-$20 lunches at M Waterfront Grill and Bayside Seafood Grill and Bar, and a cookout in the courtyard hosted by Villagio at which every 20th hot dog will be free. Miramare has lunch specials from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a three-course dinner special from 5-6 p.m. Artichoke & Company will serve a complimentary glass of wine to every lunch customer, with every 20th diner receiving lunch on the house. The Village Pub will have 20-cent draft beers with the purchase of an entre. In addition to special festivities on the 20th of every month, The Village holds a drawing for a $50 gift card to one of its restaurants for those who submit their favorite memories of The Village on Venetian Bay. We want to know the enjoyable, humorous, sentimental, romantic, productive or just plain fun moments experienced at The Village, says Kristin Cartwright, director of marketing for the center. Marriage proposals, the purchase of a favorite article of clothing, a memorable meal, a meaningful service encounter, bonding with friends while listening to music and enjoying the views nothing is off-limits, she says. Go to to share your story about The Village. Venetian Day has lots of cool fun for kids and adults at The Village You are Invited!FREE SATURDAY SEMINARSOPEN TO THE PUBLIC45 Showrooms Featuring For a schedule of upcoming events visit our web site at Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. s Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m.Health from the Inside OutSaturday, July 25 at 2 p.m.How Fashion Affects Our DcorRSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ART PRIME RIB 8 oz. portion Roasted to Perfection Served with au jus, Garlic Mashed Potato and Mixed V egetables. FRENCH DIP Our Famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib Thinly Sliced and Piled High on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll. Served with French Fries or Potato Salad REUBEN SANDWICH Corned Beef Brisket, Slow Cooked for tenderness and layered with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, and Thousand Island Dressing, served on Grilled Traditional Rye Bread. Served with French Fries or P otato Salad BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO Blackened Chicken Breast over Gemelli Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Green Onions, and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese. BARBECUE BEEF SANDWICH Thinly Sliced P rime Rib Simmered in Our Tangy BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato Salad HA WAIIAN CHICKEN SALAD All White Meat Chicken Salad Mixed with Seedless Grapes and Pecans, Layered between Two Grilled slices of Golden Ripe Pineapple. P resented over Baby Greens with Fresh Mango, Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes TURKEY BURGER Grilled Turkey Patty, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato SaladExpect only the Best From Naples Best Steak House There is only one Perfect NFL Season And only One place to enjoy The Perfect Dining Experience 5111 Tamiami Tr N, Naples located inside the HiltonFor Reservations Please Call 239-430-4999 Q UICK PASSLunch Specials $9.95Served Monday through Friday 239.597.75001485 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL Closed Mondays. 15 off expires 07-31-09%


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 A&E C21 The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts an exhibition reception and campuswide open house, plus a traveling exhibition, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 17. The Summer Exhibition and the exhibit Teapots: Object to Subject both remain on display through Aug. 13. A juried regional exhibition, Summer Exhibition offers visitors great paintings, sculpture, glass, and even wooden vessels. Its an eclectic mix of Southwest Floridas artistic talent. Teapots: Object to Subject is a traveling exhibition that presents an array of contemporary variations on the teapot theme. Originated by Craft Alliance of St. Louis, Mo., the exhibition strives to bring thought-provoking work by established and emerging artists to local and regional audiences. The campus of the Center for the Arts will be open to visitors with faculty and students displaying and selling their artwork in the studio/classrooms on July 17. The Center for the Arts is at 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. The art league is also teaming up with the Promenade at Bonita Bay to offer a new program, Artists Studios, at the Promenade from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 30. This free event is open to the public. Member artists painters, sculptors, photographers and glass artists will regularly display their work in various storefront locations at the Promenade. Artists Studios will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and will feature demonstration days in each of the studio spaces. New exhibitions and artists will occupy the studios every 30 to 60 days. The last Thursday of each month kicks off a new group of artists and exhibitions in an evening Studio Walk from 6-9 p.m., accompanied by musical entertainment. Art League of Bonita Springs announces upcoming events House Specialties tamales, salsa, guacamol and excellent desserts made fresh daily. 10823 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34108 239-597-5855with true Mexican dining your taste buds will love.Spoil Yourself BRING THIS AD FOR A FREE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OF YOUR CHOICE! Summer Hours:Monday-Closed Tues thru Thurs, 11 am -9 pm Fri & Sat, 11 am 10 pm Sun, Noon 8 pmReservations are not required but call aheads are welcome for 5 of more. Happy Hour every Friday & Saturday from 6 to 9pmfeaturing DJ Dave Devereaux Nightly drink & dining specials, dancing for your pleasure.A radio professional DJ Snow Crab Dinners 1 lb. $9.99 With 2 SidesKing Crab Dinners 1 lb. $19.99 With 2 SidesSTARTING ATHoliday Inn Fort Myers BeachHOLIDAY www.FortMyersBeachHI.comDOUBLE OCCUPANCYPER NIGHT$99 Bed and Breakfast All You Can Eat Soup + Salad + Bread Sticks $7.00239.463.2909Pinchersbanquets@Comcast.NetENTERTAINMENTDeb & The Dynamics Fridays 6-9pm Aimee Lynn Saturdays 6-9pm Steve Cary Sundays 5-8pm FREE delivery on Fort Myers Beach (5 Mile Radius) Catering Available Banquets/Meeting Rooms Available Book your wedding at The Holiday Anniv./Private Parties/Group Outings Top: Nancy Selvins terracotta teapots have beauty in their roughness. Above: Venus by Russian artist Noi Volkov.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 30% Federal Tax CreditNew showroom now open by appointment only. Public Services DivisionParks & Recreation Plunge In The Fun! Sunny the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Turtle is waiting on you! Take a ride on his lazy river or Hop into the kids-only pool. Visit him every day THIS SUMMER 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (5 and up) little ones (5 and under) Art-nouveau designs are very unlike the slick modern designs favored by todays craftsmen. The style was international, but its most extreme examples were European. Gustav Gaudernack (18651914), a goldsmith in Norway, was born in Bohemia and studied glassmaking and enameling in Vienna. In 1891 he moved to what is now Oslo, and from 1892-1910 he was the leading goldsmith and designer for David-Andersen, a firm that still makes silver, gold and enameled jewelry. An expert at plique-a-jour enameling, Mr. Guadernack opened his own enamel workshop in 1910 and experimented with enameling techniques. His large pieces had designs that often included dragonflies, beetles, leaves and flowers. Although his work required great technical skill as well as artistic talent, it is not well known among American collectors. Pieces made for David-Andersen were marked with a tiny image of a hammer, file and pliers, and the initials DA and GG. Q: I would like information about a wicker strolling chair with a cane seat and a metal tag attached to the back that says, Made by the Colson Company, Elyria, O, USA, Model C15. A: The Colson Co. was founded 1n 1917, about 30 miles southwest of Cleveland, formed by Fred Colson from the remnants of two other Ohio firms that had been manufacturing tricycles and rolling chairs for adults and the handicapped. Mr. Colson expanded production to include additional wheelchair models, service carts, stretchers, bicycles and scooters. During the Depression, Colson Co. went bankrupt and was reorganized as Colson Corp. Your Colson Co. wheelchair was made between 1917 and 1933. Antique wicker wheelchairs sell for $100 to $1,000, depending on style and condition. Q: My vase of bubbly clear and colored glass is very modern looking and is marked Maleras on the bottom. Can you tell me who made it?A: Maleras Glasbruk is one of the Swedish glassworks founded in the 1920s. It made tableware and art glass. The glass was cut, engraved, pressed or blown. Some pieces were made of mottled colored glass; others were clear glass that was engraved with a design. The company was purchased by Mats Jonasson in 1988 and is still in business. Norwegian goldsmith perfected artistic enamelingKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL This 8-inch-tall plique-a-jour enamel and silver vase was offered for sale at Leo Kaplan Ltd. in New York City. Gustav Gaudernack made it while working at DavidAndersen in Oslo, Norway, about 1900. y s y d ie d n Vienis now a s the e r for still m eled enamed h is 0 an d rolli h a n ed tio c c o lo 8 p li q ue-ajo and s i lver v o ff e r ed f or L eo K a pla i n New Y o Gus t a v G n ac k m ad w ork i n g a t Andersen N orwa y a


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C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY See all the images from this event and more at Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1. Dustin Schlayer 2. James Willhite 3. Laura Koenigs 4. Tony and Michelle Denson 5. Lindsey Shattuck and Molly Brock 6. Lindsay Rodriguez and Stacia Korman 7. Reanna and Tom Rieman 8. Ashley Matejka and William LemeiuxThursday night talent show at Cgrape Coffee and Wine Bar Taste of Coconut PointSTEPHEN ORSILLO / COURTESY PHOTOS JERRY SMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 4 3 5 7 8 6 NY WATER BOILED BAGELS On the corner of 7th Ave. N. and US 41272-0143 Daily Breakfast & Lunch SpecialsThe Quality You Expect, The Service You Deserve!BAGEL BREAKFASTBacon,Egg & Cheese$4496oz Burger with Fries& drinkwith Bacon, Ham or Sausage$650


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Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN July 19th Key West Art & Historical Society Art CampJuly 21st Hemingway DaysJuly 22nd Key West Marlin TournamentJuly 23rd Sloppy Joes Papa Look-a-Like Contest ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139Here are some capsule summaries of previously reviewed restaurants: Big Hickory Seafood Grille, 26107 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-0991 It takes a bit of sleuthing to find this little waterfront watering hole and restaurant thats set back from the road beyond an unpaved parking lot. The dining room and covered patio afford a great view of the bay and the menu includes both basic fare as well as more imaginative choices. Spicy crab rolls and tuna yakitori were fine starters, the rolls crisp and paired with lively sauces, the tuna lightly seared with a great sweet and spicy raspberry chipotle wasabi cream. Cubana grouper was excellent banana encrusted, seared and flambed with banana liqueur then finished with a crown of frizzled sweet potato shreds. Also good but considerably richer was the grouper and shrimp Chron fish topped with crab, shrimp and tomato Hollandaise. The Key lime pie, considered a restaurant specialty, was too sweet and would have been better without an artificially flavored lime sauce. The wine list is well selected and reasonably priced, with about 20 options by the glass. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 213-2222 Organic fast casual may seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruit-and-vegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or the solid food. The menu changes daily, but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, still-crunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Dine at one of the well-shaded outdoor tables if weather permits.Food: Service: Atmosphere: IM Tapas, 965 Fourth Ave. North, Naples; 403-8272 Theres nothing puny about the small plates that emerge from the kitchen at IM Tapas. Each looks like a work of art and possesses big, fresh flavors that reveal the passionate dedication to this classic Spanish cuisine of its creators, chefs Isabel Polo Pozo and Mary Shipman. A polished staff and stylish dining room add to the warmth and conviviality of meal at this little off-the-beaten-path gem. Highlights from a recent meal included fresh anchovies in garlic, chorizo in cider, wild bonito with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate foam, duck breast with figs and port wine reduction, bacalao-stuffed peppers and a plate of stellar artisanal cheeses. While not situated on one of the citys popular dining areas, it could easily hold its own among them, its easy to find and theres plenty of parking. Beer and wine. Food: Service: Atmosphere: M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 263-4421 Maxwells on the Bay has undergone a fabulous update with a sleek new look and a sophisticated menu to match. There was no improving upon the view of Naples Bay, which remains a focal point, but the dining room, done in lots of woods and earth tones, gives the restaurant a contemporary, stylish air. Executive Chef Brian Rolands menu features cutting-edge Continental cuisine, with dishes such as heirloom beets with fired goat cheese, escargot with wild mushrooms, spinach and Boursin cream, orange miso-glazed sea bass with goat cheese dumplings and milk chocolate lava cake. Polished service and an exemplary wine list further enhance the meal. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Tarpon Bay, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs; 444-1234 For a casual seafood bistro, it would be hard to beat Tarpon Bay. It features a ceviche bar, 16 varieties of raw oysters, a dozen fresh fish options plus a number of signature dishes, such as banana leafwrapped mahi-mahi and crispy whole snapper. Wine devotees will find a host of interesting selections from which to choose. Every dish is painstakingly prepared and plated, served by a wellinformed staff that fully grasps the definition of good service. In addition to two excellent varieties of ceviche (shrimp with roasted corn and coriander and salmon with sweet chili, almonds and cilantro), the tuna tataki and stone crab claws (in season only) were first-rate. Entrees of Applewood bacon-wrapped grouper balanced salty and smoky flavors with creamy leek fondue and asparagus and red onion confit. The showiest entre was a perfectly fried crispy whole snapper served with tender-crisp vegetables and a light ponzu sauce. Chocolate lava cake and a trio of Key lime desserts finished the meal nicely. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Crispy whole snapper with stir-fried vegetables is one of Tarpon Bays signature dishes.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR Thursday, July 16, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods and Sur La Table team up to help home cooks get comfortable at the cutting board, honing basic knife skills and practicing fundamentals for vegetables, while also offering a few advanced techniques, tips on how to select a knife that fits your needs and how to keep knives sharp at home; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, July 17, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Raw foods Chef Debbie Greene introduces the basics of macrobiotics, a diet of whole grains, vegetables and beans, along with samples of some recipes; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, July 17, through Sunday, July 19, Caf Italia: The restaurant celebrates its one-year anniversary with $11 entrees and Sunday brunch plus $1 drinks; 14700 Tamiami Trail; 596-5600. Saturday, July 18, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features local farmers, artisans, chefs and fishmongers selling a variety of goods; Third Street South and Gordon Drive; 434-6533. Saturday, July 18, 3-5 p.m., Naples Tomato: Learn how to make mozzarella cheese while sampling cheese and wine; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 5989800. Reservations required. Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Denise Petersen demonstrates how to prepare a gluten-free appetizer, entre and dessert; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Tuesday, July 21, 10 a.m., Whole Foods Market: Kids Club participants learn how to make creepy crawler cupcakes and get to eat them, too; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Thursday, July 23, 5:30-7 p.m., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Choose from among 50 wines to sample along with hors doeuvres while chatting with wine experts, then head outdoors to try some fine cigars; $10 (with $5 credit toward any purchase that night), 6425 Naples Blvd.; 514-2316. Friday, July 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Tonys Off Third: The 13th annual Summer Sippin Tasting includes an array of value-priced, summer-appropriate wines; $15 (includes a $10 coupon toward a purchase or dinner that night at Ridgway Bar & Grill), 1300 Third Street South; 262-7999. Friday, July 24, 6 p.m. Whole Foods Market: Learn some simple, delicious raw food recipes from Chef Debbie Greene; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, July 25, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features local farmers, artisans, chefs and fishmongers selling a variety of goods; Third Street South and Gordon Drive; 434-6533. Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway demonstrates how to pan saut beef and pan sear burgers and rack of lamb; $25; Third Street and 13 Ave. South; 262-5500. Reservations required. th D the diet o f a nd b e s o m Pl FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE David Wongs Pan Asian & Sushi >>Hours: Lunch served 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, dinner served 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. >>Reservations: Accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted>>Price range: Appetizers, $2.95-$12.95; sushi, $3.95-$14.95; entrees, $11.95-$32.95 >>Beverages: Beer and wine served >>Seating: Conventional tables and chairs >>Specialties of the house: Crispy shrimp spring rolls, Vietnamese chicken or shrimp ravioli, scallop ceviche, Thai tuna wrap, let mignon pho, pad Thai, massaman curry, roasted crispy duck, charred Chilean sea bass, Thai barbecued chicken with papaya salad and Singapore noodle>>Volume: Low to moderate >>Parking: Free lot>>Etc.: Free delivery on orders of $15 or more.Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 25301 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 992-5600 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go David Wongs provides a tasteful tour of Asian classics karenFELDMAN Weve had a pandemic of pan-Asian restaurants in recent years. Its not enough to serve excellent Japanese fare or Thai or Vietnamese. Instead, in the highly competitive industry, many restaurateurs attempt to be all things to all diners. Based on my experiences with such establishments, more fail than succeed. Rather than doing one cuisine well, they wind up with a menu thats all over the globe and produce dishes that are memorable for all the wrong reasons. However, once in a while someone manages to grasp the subtleties of multiple complex cuisines and develops a menu that showcases some of the best dishes each country has to offer. One such restaurant exists behind an unpretentious storefront on U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. David Wongs Pan Asian & Sushi doesnt look like much from the road but Mr. Wong has created an oasis of Eastern delights thats worth a trip from Fort Myers or Naples. The space that used to hold Cilantro Tamales has been transformed, the Mexican ambience replaced with the subtle warmth and charm of Asia. There are no paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling or kimonos draping the walls. Instead, soothing pale yellow and gold walls, maroon curtains and planters with Japanese-style dried stalks and flowers create a lovely and comfortable setting for a meal filled with vibrant flavors and artful presentations. On a recent weeknight, there were only a few tables occupied, with one server and another man, who turned out to be the eponymous Mr. Wong, attending to them. Theres no wine list here just a variety of house wines. We tried the pinot noir, which was about the only item we ordered that was unremarkable. The menu covers some serious ground, but doesnt overwhelm. Theres a full sushi menu sushi, sashimi and chirashi, available a la carte or as dinners as well as about three dozen rolls. Other choices include salmon carpaccio, scallop or tuna ceviche, sunomono and tuna tataki. Then theres the rest of the menu, which tempts diners with the seductive flavors of Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Cambodia and Indonesia. Curries and pho, teriyaki and stir fries abound. We started with a sampler platter of appetizers ($12.95) and a green papaya salad ($7.95). The sampler consisted of two pieces each of four items: coconut shrimp, which were generously coated with unsweetened coconut then fried to a perfect golden brown; tender chicken satay; Vietnamese shrimp ravioli, with chunks of shrimp, shiitake mushrooms and celery wrapped in a delicate wonton skin; and shumai, shrimpfilled dumplings that were as expertly fried as the shrimp. The platter came with balsamic soy sauce, which worked well with the shumai; creamy peanut sauce and a sweet and sour cucumber salad. The salad went with the satay, as did the peanut sauce, which also complemented the coconut shrimp, while the soy sauce paired well with the ravioli. The papaya salad was a resplendent rendition of this Thai classic. Shreds of crisp green papaya were combined with peanuts, tomatoes and long beans then marinated in a chili lime dressing. The result is a wondrous crunchy, sweet, sour and spicy salad. That alone would be worth a second trip to Wongs. The affable Mr. Wong visited our table to tell us of some of the house specialties such as crispy whole red snapper, roasted crispy duck and charred Chilean sea bass. In my never-ending quest for truly crisp crispy duck ($19.95), I decided to give that a try while my companion, in his never-ending quest for the perfect seared tuna, ordered the ahi tuna two ways ($22.95). Im happy to report that we were both well satisfied. The tunas presentation was gorgeous two diamondshaped pieces of fresh tuna had been ohso-lightly seared then stacked one on top of the other and garnished with a nest of what appeared to be shredded beets. Three pieces of tuna nigiri atop squares of banana leaves adorned three corners of the plate while the fourth corner held a mound of picked ginger and a leaf-shaped wedge of wasabi. Beneath the tuna was a mix of stir-fried veggies and a pool of citrus sauce. The tuna was excellent buttery, tender and not at all fishy. The ginger was crisp and paired well with what my companion happily described as wasabi with no excuses that means spicy. As for the duck, it also came two ways. Were you to look up the term crispy duck in the dictionary, you could well expect to see a picture of Mr. Wongs dish accompanying it. A duck breast had been roasted to a most definitive crisp state, then sliced into thin, easy-to-eat pieces. It came with sauted bok choy and more slices of duck in a mild brown sauce. Accompaniments included warm moo shu wrappers and three sauces hoisin, mango and coconut-curry. I had trouble deciding which went best with the duck, some of which I tucked into the wrappers and ate Peking duck style. Dessert seemed superfluous, but we nonetheless shared a slice of tempura cheesecake ($6). Yes, thats fried cheesecake and it was richly decadent, with a crisp exterior and a creamy filling. Vanilla icing and whipped topping complemented it well. The only thing Id have omitted was a drizzle of red sauce that was no doubt used to add color but which also contributed an artificial berry flavor. Although there was but one server working the floor with Mr. Wong, none of the halfdozen parties was neglected. Both men stopped by frequently to make sure all was satisfactory. We had no complaints and I didnt notice anything but praise emanating from the other tables either.This ones a keeper. Anyone with a craving for Asian fare will be amply rewarded for finding their way to this little restaurant that delivers in a big way. tw tw t t t o d di amon d sh ap e d pi eces o f f resh tuna had bee n o h do d do d z e n pa pa rt r ies w as ne gl ecte d Bot h men sto pp e d by f requentl y to make sure all was satis f actory. We had no c omplaints and I didnt notice anythin g but Cheesecake gets an Asian twist with a tempura coating. y C i l antro M exi b tle a r e h e e re g gi ng er w my c om w ith n o A s We r du e w KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAhi tuna stars in this dish in which its featured both seared and in sushi.


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