ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B10 & 11 REAL ESTATE B13 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 MOVIE REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C19, 20 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 43 FREE WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 30, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERMs. Fix-ItPallas Diaz is the driving force behind soon-to-open Collier Spay Neuter Clinic. A6 Talk retro to meAuthor Ralph Keyes explores some of the forgotten origins of American phrases. C1 Remember the s?A multi-year reunion of Naples High School classes, plus more fun. C19, 20 & 21 Celebrate National Farmers Market Week on Third Street SouthIn celebration of National Farmers Market Week Aug. 2-8, the Third Street South Farmers Market will go above and beyond the usual colorful assortment of produce and products available from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Vendor gift baskets will be raffled off, and music and childrens activities including pony rides, face painting and a special Third Street South coloring book will be part of the fun. Since the USDA began declaring National Farmers Market Week in 2000, the number of farmers markets across the United States has grown more than 60 percent, from 2,863 markets in 2000 to 4,685 in 2008. The Third Street South Farmers Market began in 1990 and now has 50 vendors every week who sell a wide variety of products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, pastas, sauces, pastries, jellies, jams, prepared foods, fresh fish, CREEPYBEYONDDiving into the minds of sexual predators, serial killers and psychopathsBY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com HEY ARE THE MONSTERS of modern mythology the things that go bump in the night, the gnawing fear in the back of our brain that tells us to crawl out of a warm bed and make sure the door is locked, the window secured. They prompt us to sprint through dimly lit parking lots and cavernous garages and cast over-theshoulder glances as we walk dark, deserted streets. They are why we tell our children to shun strangers and stay close. They represent a peculiar brand of evil that has spawned an enormous volume of literature, some of it grand but much of it unseemly or worse, reaching back centuries. The fictionalized villains of the greatest of these works, from Grendel in Beowulf to Hannibal Lecter in The SilenceT FGCU professor knows what to look forA8 >>inside:SEE CREEPY, A8 47,000NUMBER OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS LIVING IN FLORIDA745NUMBER OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS LIVING IN LEE & COLLIER COUNTIES40SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS IDENTIFIED AFTER TRAINING SEE MARKET, A12 Marketing expertsCheck out Florida Weeklys guide to PR/marketing professionals. B1 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 Old, old-timer, old man, old woman, old fogey, oldster. ancient one, crusty old thing, old geezer, old codger, old fart. Geriatric, golden-ager, pensioner. At the daily newspapers where I once worked family papers they called them writers were not supposed to use the term old, or any other term like it, to refer to people who had lived long enough to go over the hill. (Come to think of it, you werent supposed to call a dead person dead, either.) Instead, the rules required us to use such words as senior, elderly and mature, or perhaps a euphemism like seasoned. In Collier County those rules can get old quickly, since our population of 315,258 includes 78,815 people who are 65 or older, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics for 2007 and 2008. If youre telling Southwest Florida stories, youre going to have to describe old people, in other words. The look-away rules dont apply just to newspapers, either. As everybody knows, theres a tacit cultural imperative directed at all of us to look away from old age. Ive always wondered why. Why do we pussyfoot around old both the term and the reality? Most or all of the old people I know arent deceived by the face in the mirror or the ache in the back or the date on the calendar or the many harsher realities that come with surviving youth and middle age and moving on. (Middle age defined literally, by the way, would be roughly 38 for Anglo males in America and a little younger for black males. It would be three or four years older, say 42, for Anglo females, and a little younger for black females.) Instead, younger people worry about old either being it or becoming it. Baby boomers, for example, often tend to be hypersensitive about references to their age. But old people usually seem to be able to handle both the tag and the reality. In general, our sensibilities about being old are riven with prejudice prejudice meaning simply to pre-judge something. Younger people dont have enough experience with older people, so they pre-judge them. Fortunately for me, when I was very young my parents refused to look away from the notion or the reality of old. Even so, most old people passed through my days only occasionally, like stately ships or slow, grand cars that sputtered a lot. Sometimes I enjoyed it, and sometimes I didnt. I remember kissing my great aunts, three of them who came from Kentucky and lived together all their lives, only with reluctance. They powdered their cheeks and beamed at my approach, lining up to present those cheeks with a warm formality that had to end in lips (mine) on soft wrinkled flesh (theirs). I used to go with my parents to a nursing home to visit Auntie Witherspoon, because my mother insisted. She won my admiration by dispensing with ceremonies of the cheek and asking me straight out, Did you shoot any rabbits? The last time I saw her she lay flat on her back, a woman so old that the geography of her face had become canyons and gullies and arroyos, and the teeth in her mouth only memories. But that didnt stop her from throwing up both her arms like a rifleman when she asked the rabbit question, grinning at me toothlessly. The place smelled like urine, of course, and it took me years to separate that reality from the wonderful woman she was. One of the last times I saw my Uncle Billy Witherspoon (Aunties brotherin-law), he stepped out of his cabin and shot a rabbit with a slingshot, then gave me some hard candy. He was thin as a rail, brown as an Indian, old as the hills. My grandmother, on the other hand (she came from Kentucky with her sisters but raised seven children on a cattle ranch), was too familiar for me to call old. When I climbed in her bed in the mornings, she made sounds old ladies make, then told me to quit rustling around. She chopped wood with an axe in her flower print dress, cooked trout I caught on a wood-burning stove, and sometimes roasted the grouse or rabbits we shot. Later, my grandfather gone, she traveled overseas to see what they did there to South America to visit ranchers, to New Zealand, Greece, Japan and Israel. She was unsentimental and kind and broad-minded and eternally cheerful. Somehow, those experiences and a herd of others have led to my present revulsion at the distance weve placed our own old from us at the way we pretend not to see them, at the way we so frequently fail to slow down for them, thus squandering a measureless wealth of knowing. We might as well ignore a rich bank account sitting available in our names, or throw away our maps and compasses while wandering the deep woods. We refuse to call them old when they are. We fail to celebrate their extraordinary beauty, both physically and mentally. We shield our children from them simply by making no extra effort to include old people in the lives of young people, no matter what they look like or smell like or sound like or think like. All of its just boneheaded and lazy and selfish, as I see it. Theyre old. And theyre beautiful though not always easy to understand, not always right, not always companionable. But here in this space, I can call them old. And feel grateful to know them today. And force my boys to spend time in their company, kissing their cheeks and looking at the lined leather of their faces and hearing their stories, whether they want to or not. And then I can become one myself, perhaps, with a sure sense of the direction home having watched them mark the trail all my life. COMMENTARY Marking a trail home rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org Open 7 Days! 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On July 30, 1976, singing star and radio personality Kate Smith makes her last public appearance. She sang her trademark number, God Bless America, on a TV program honoring the U.S. Bicentennial. Smith launched her first radio show in 1931. She died in 1986. On July 31, 1990, Nolan Ryan wins the 300th game of his career, leading the Texas Rangers to an 11-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan believed that pitching power comes from the legs, not the arms, and he ran every day. He pitched for 27 years in the big leagues, with the Mets, Angels, Astros and Rangers. On Aug. 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The worlds first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world. On Aug. 4, 1753, George Washington, a young Virginia planter, becomes a Master Mason, the highest basic rank in the secret fraternity of Freemasonry. Many other leaders of the American Revolution, including Paul Revere, John Hancock, the Marquis de Lafayette and the Boston Tea Party saboteurs, were also Freemasons. OPINION When Barack Obama pilfered Martin Luther King Jr.s line about the fierce urgency of now, he wasnt kidding. The line has come to define his presidency. His legislative strategy moves in two gears heedlessly fast and recklessly faster. As with the stimulus package, Obamas health-care plan depends on speed. More important than any given provision, more important than any principle, more important than sound legislating is the urgent imperative to Do It Now. Do it now, before anyone can grasp what exactly it is that Congress is passing. Do it now, before the overpromising and the dishonest justifications can be exposed. Do it now, before Obamas poll numbers return to earth and make it impossible to slam through ramshackle government programs concocted on the run. Do it now, because simply growing government is more important than the practicalities of any new program. Obama cultivated an image of cool during the campaign. Unrattled. Deliberate. Cerebral to a fault. Who knew hed be in a panic to remake one-sixth of the economy by the first week of August of his first year in office? Normally, the larger and more complicated a bill is, the longer Congress takes to consider it. With the stimulus and cap-and-trade, Obama and the Democrats upended this rule of thumb by passing byzantine, 1,000-page bills that no one had the time to read. When the work product is indefensible, deliberation is dangerous. Theres a touch of the guilty conscience about Obamas terrible rush. As if he knows he was elected as a moderate-sounding deficit hawk last year, and if hes going to pass an ambitious left-wing program, he must do it before the opposition builds. The longer Obamas health-care program marinates in the sun, the worse it smells. Obamas signature line that anyone who likes his current coverage gets to keep it has recently been shown to be untrue. His rationale of passing a $1 trillion program to reduce costs is undermined every time the Congressional Budget Office analyzes a real Democratic proposal. No wonder Obama wants to close down the debate before his rating on health care down to 49 percent in the latest Washington Post/ ABC News poll drops any further. Ramming through legislation without any assurance that it will work doesnt seem pragmatic or farsighted. But for Obamas purposes, it is. His goal is nothing short of an ideological reorientation of American government. Putting in place the structures to achieve this change in the power and role of government is more important than how precisely it is accomplished. The stimulus might not do much to stimulate the economy during the recession, but its massive spending creates a new baseline for all future spending. The cap-and-trade bill might not reduce carbon emissions during the next decade, but it creates a mechanism for exerting government control over a huge swath of the economy. ObamaCare might not work as advertised, but it will tip more people into government care and create the predicate for rationing and price controls. Barack Obama is an ideologue in a hurry. He wants to put American government on a radically different path. And he wants to Do It Now. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYLast year, when it became clear that the Democratic nominee would be Barack Obama the relative political newcomer with the bipartisan, unifying rhetoric and not Hillary Clinton the politically polarizing figure whose battles with the American right went back almost 20 years Republicans sought to give Obama a makeover. In ads and in stump speeches, office seekers and issue advocates equated the popular Obama with San Francisco liberal Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. As a matter of pure political equivalency, one might question this campaigns accuracy. But as a reflection of domestic political reality, the association may yet stick. The reason why has everything to do with the approach to governing that Obama has shown during his first six months in office. Its a pattern that was established even before Obamas inauguration when, not long after Election Day, Pelosi took the lead in talking about the need for a stimulus bill. That in itself was not particularly surprising, given that Pelosi was at that time continuing in a position she already held (with a bigger House majority on its way), while Obama took care to show he appreciated that there could be only one president at a time, and at that time the president was George W. Bush. What did raise some eyebrows, however, was the degree to which, after Inauguration Day, Obama let Congress shape the stimulus. There were, at the time, two not necessarily exclusive schools of thought about this. One held that while Obama recognized the need for stimulus legislation and didnt want to go against the Democratic Congress that was calling for it, such a big spending bill was not something he had campaigned on, and, with an ambitious domestic agenda ahead, he preferred to keep his fingerprints off it as much as possible. The other said that Obama, having learned the lesson of President Jimmy Carters early presidency battle with then-Speaker Tip ONeill over dam legislation, was inclined to let Congress have its way on this bill, so as to avoid making enemies in advance of more difficult legislation around health care and energy.Well, now were in the thick of the legislative process surrounding health care and climate change, and Obama despite his highly visible push for health-care reform this week still seems content to leave the details to Congress. As ever, it is in the details that the devil dwells.On health care, where he faces a powerful industry lobby and a largely unified Republican opposition, and with the lessons of the Clinton White Housedictated health-care reform effort in mind, Obama may have little choice but to defer to congressional Democrats. With Rahm Emanuel, former chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, as his chief of staff, one might reasonably infer that Obamas general reluctance to draw hard lines in the sand reflects a realistic understanding of where the votes are and arent. But political realities aside, there seems to be a philosophy of governing at work here, one that on domestic matters relies on bottom-up pressure for reform and uses congressional support for a given policy as the gauge of this pressure. Viewed more skeptically, one also could see this as a steadfast refusal by Obama to get ahead of public opinion in this view, the president will act as cheerleader for his broad agenda, but will not risk cheering more loudly than the public at large. Whatever his reasons, President Obama has so far let Congress dictate much of the fine and even large print of his domestic-policy proposals. Which leaves the American people with the question of how well todays Congress, on the left and on the right, represents the true, aggregate will of the American people. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly The parliamentary president?GUEST OPINION An ideologue in a hurry
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly County and surrounding areas. Originally from Baton Rouge, La., Ms. Diaz studied biology at Florida Atlantic University and has lived in Naples since 1984. She and her husband have two dogs, one of which is a rescue dog from a shelter. They also participate in a fostering program for pets; and she has volunteered for the Collier County Cat Coalition, a group working to reduce the population of feral cats and dogs through sterilization and trap/neuter/return programs. While shes grateful for the community support and excitement that has swelled for the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, Ms. Diaz says the clinic still needs basic supplies in order to be ready for opening day. Among the items needed for dogs and cats are: food, brushes and nail clippers, kitty litter and litter boxes, new or gently used bath towels, stuffed and rubber toys. General office supplies also are needed, including: clipboards, Post-it notes, scissors and Sharpies, clocks or watches with second hands, a step ladder and a medium-size fireproof safe. Cleaning supplies that will always come in handy include: buckets, brooms, 13and 55-gallon garbage cans and bags, laundry baskets and laundry detergent. The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic opens Monday, Aug. 10, at 2544 Northbrook Plaza Drive. For more information about donating items or to schedule an appointment, call 514-7647. 15 MINUTES lation, whether in Collier County or in Nicaragua or anywhere else, starts with educating owners about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. Making the operation accessible and affordable for pet owners is also key, Ms. Diaz knows. While she works toward opening day of the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, her husband is developing an education outreach program for pet owners in Collier Pallas Diazs dream of a low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Collier County is about to come true. The building on Immokalee Road east of the I-75 has freshly painted lobby walls and a back room filled to the ceiling with kennels that, as of Monday, Aug. 10, will hold cats and dogs awaiting or recovering from surgery. Ms. Diaz became the driving force behind the new Collier Spay Neuter Clinic about 18 months ago, inspired after coming back from a short relocation in Shenandoah Valley, Va. In awe of the efficiency with which a clinic there treated a high volume of animals, Ms. Diaz thought Collier County could and should have a similar facility. Back in Naples, she got to work on the fundraising and paperwork needed to found the nonprofit operation. In just over one years time, she raised $137,000 and used that money and a PetSmart grant to move ahead with her plans. I saw the need, and its pretty hard to avoid the need, Ms. Diaz says. The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, as well as the one that impressed Ms. Diaz in Virginia, is modeled after a clinic operated by the Humane Alliance of Western North Carolina in Asheville. The alliance hopes to aid in the eventual opening of 250 model clinics nationwide and end the countrys overpopulation of cats and dogs. The new clinic will neuter and spay cats for $40 and $50, respectively; dogs will be neutered for $65 and spayed for $75. The clinic also will arrange free transport service for pet owners who cannot get their animals to the clinic. The clinic has five full-time employees. Ms. Diaz is the executive director; others on staff are a veterinarian, a veterinary technician and assistant, and an office manager. Theres also one paid part-time employee and nearly 100 volunteers. Ms. Diaz says partnerships with both Collier County Domestic Animal Services and the Naples Humane Society are being formed, as well as with local veterinarians. Ms. Diaz doesnt limit her scope of animal advocacy to Collier County. She and her husband, Efrain Diaz, have made numerous trips to Nicaragua over the past two years to advocate pet care and the protection of indigenous species. Theyve also created a nonprofit agency to aid their cause in Latin America, where they hope to build a wildlife rehabilitation center. In Nicaragua, Ms. Diaz and her husband helped rehabilitate an infant howler monkey whose mother had been killed. The dehydrated baby was stuffed in a bamboo shoot. After nearly two years of rehabilitation, there were high hopes for a reintroduction to the wild. Mr. Diaz, who owns Pura Vida Productions and had documented the monkeys progress, was able to film its return to the wild. Solving the problem of pet overpopu-Pallas Diaz aims to end pet overpopulation COURTESY PHOTOPallas Diaz and HuChi, the border collie mix she adopted from Collier County Domestic Animal Services.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 of the Lambs, are mainstays of our collective folklore icons, if you will. The visitation of death and/or sexual violation delivered randomly, suddenly and with stunning brutality is the stuff that chills the blood and fires the imagination. It is an anomaly of the human condition: We are fascinated by and drawn to the very thing that frightens us the most. We are talking here about serial killers and sexual predators. Few people know them better what makes them tick and how and why they choose their unwitting victims than Duane Dobbert.Dangerous minds Dr. Dobbert is professor of criminal forensic studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and author of the recently released book Psychopathy, Perversion, and Lust Homicide: Recognizing the Mental Disorders that Power Serial Killers. Hes also written Halting the Sexual Predators Among Us: Preventing Attack, Rape, and Lust Homicide. After nearly four decades studying disordered and dangerous minds, he has concluded that Americans have an enduring love affair with mystery and crime. If Im at a cocktail party and someone finds out what I do, I spend the rest of the evening answering questions, he says, stating a fact, not airing a complaint. Ill be asked about everything from JonBenet Ramsey to Ted Bundy. People cant get enough of this stuff. And neither, it seems, can the good doctor himself. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology, his M.A. in counseling and his Ph.D. in human services, with an emphasis on deviant sexual behavior and the etiology of violence. He grew up a tough, inner-city Detroit kid who always had a hockey stick in one hand and a baseball in the other. He knew firsthand about mano-a-mano violence and street crime; fights, encounters with gangs and the constant specter of crime, both petty and substantial, were part of his daily upbringing. His rough-and-tumble background made him well suited for work in the criminal justice system. Now 63 years old, beneath his academic cloak he retains a bit of his dont-mess-with-me, street-smart, hockeyplayer swagger. I understood murder, he says. Ive got a second cousin doing an all-day bit for Murder One. I know what thats about. Breaking and entering, thats nothing. Same for robbery. No big deal. Saw a lot of it. He worked in prisons in Michigan, counseling and evaluating inmates, consulted with law enforcement, taught and was comfortable dealing with what might be termed conventional criminality. Crimes of passion, offenses involving theft and property these were things he knew from his own life experience. I actually enjoyed working with people in prisons who had committed these sorts of crimes, he says. I understood them. I knew what motivated them.Florida a haven for predatorsWhat turned Dr. Dobberts professional world upside down was when a sheriff more than 35 years ago asked him to consult on a case involving a 15-year-old boy who had raped an 18-month-old toddler. The sheriff wanted an evaluation of the youthful rapist. Suddenly, the budding criminalist was stymied. This, I could not understand, he recalls. It was repugnant, so awful, so totally beyond understanding that I decided I had to study it. I decided to devote my life and my studies to learning why people do things we can barely comprehend. It would seem that Dr. Dobbert, who has been at FGCU since 2000, chose the right place to continue and refine his research into people who commit unspeakable acts of depravity, for Florida appears, to the layman at least, to be a veritable petri dish for serial killers and sexual deviants of all stripes. Think about it. The list includes: Danny Rolling (The Gainesville Ripper) Bobby Joe Long (The Classified Ad Rapist) Ottis Toole (whose victims are believed to have included Adam Walsh, the son of missing-children crusader John Walsh) Gerard John Schaefer (the former police officer and teacher who may have killed more than 30 women and girls) Aileen Wuornos (one of the few documented female serial killers) Fort Myers own Arthur Freddy Goode (the child molester and murderer who until his execution in 1984 was known as the most hated man on Death Row) And, of course, the most famous of them all, the previously mentioned Theodore Robert Bundy. Is it just our imagination, or does the Sunshine State really attract an inordinate number of these frightening characters? No, it is not your imagination, the professor says. Florida has become the poster child for the abduction of children by strangers and for serial killers. He has figures to bolster this assertion. Nationally, he points out, there are some 600,000 registered sex offenders (although experts believe the true number of sexual offenders, both registered and unregistered, might exceed 2 million). Of these 600,000 registered offenders, Florida is home to more than 47,000. Were close to having a full 10 percent (of all registered offenders) living right here in our state, he says. Dr. Dobbert believes that pathological killers, rapists and child molesters find Florida attractive for the very reason the average tourist does: its warm, inviting climate. It does make sense. Many of these guys are low on funds. They can live in the bush here, something you cant do up North in the snow and the ice, he says, adding, We caught a registered offender on Bonita Beach who had come down from Wisconsin and was living on the beach. He said he couldnt do that back home. Also, there are so many people here, coming and going. Its very easy to get lost here, to blend in. Thats important. The last thing these people want is to stand out, to attract attention.Fantasy love groupAll sexual predators and serial killers have what Dr. Dobbert calls a fantasy love group a collection of people, be it children of a particular age or women with certain physical characteristics, who are their ideal victims, their preference for sexual fantasy and violence. Sexual psychopaths typically build shrines in their homes featuring their fantasy love group, and most of these shrines include photographs of potential victims, he explains. If your fantasy love group, lets say, is 18-year-old females, why would want to be at the University of Michigan, where the young women are walking around for most of the year bundled in clothes? he asks. Youd want to be here in Florida where your fantasy group is scantily clad because of the warm weather. It fuels their fantasies, keeps them fresh. They can readily photograph their fantasies. Lets be honest. Young women on the beaches of Florida and California are lying around in thongs and occasionally topless. You want to see what Im talking about, go to Fort Myers Beach on spring break. Oh my God, there are men lots of men taking pictures, and their intentions are not good. Believe me, some of these pictures become parts of shrines in their homes. For some sexually disordered men, the behavior never goes past photography. For others, actions escalate. Some advance to peeping in windows and other forms of voyeurism. A certain number will go on to commit rape. And for a very few, rape specifically serial rape becomes the final way station along the road that ends at serial killing, Dr. Dobbert says.Beginning in childhoodThe disordered thinking of a sexual psychopath generally surfaces in childhood. We can absolutely see these people coming from their behavior as children, he says. Cruelty to animals and other children and acts of arson are strong indicators of brewing psychopathic behavior. When you see a child who burns another child with a cigarette, well, that kind of sadistic behavior should raise all sorts of red flags, he says. Its not a case of boys being boys. Its someone exhibiting at a young age that they enjoy inflicting pain and suffering and that they have no conscience. The study of serial killers and sexual predators is relatively new and continually evolving. Before joining the staff at FGCU nearly 10 years ago, Dr. Dobbert essentially designed his own doctoral program at Capella University in Minnesota to address his narrowly defined specialization. In addition to his accomplishments as a scholar and author, he retains a real-world involvement in the field. Hes in demand as an expert witness and is a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Child Abduction Response Team for Southwest Florida. The team assists local authorities in the investigation of child kidnappings. Living within the heads of violent psychopaths is not for everyone, Dr. Dobbert says, stating what may seem to be readily obvious to most of us. What is less obvious, however, is who is drawn to this chilling discipline. I think the public would be surprised to know that women are attracted to this field, he says, adding that about 70 percent of his undergraduate students and roughly 90 percent of his graduate students at FGCU are female. I think they are attracted because it is an intellectual chess game, and also because they themselves are more likely to be victims simply because of their gender. I believe they feel that the more they know, the less fear they will have. Men tend to have bravado and bluster, but women understand victimology. His students will go on to become researchers, teachers, counselors, profilers and consultants to law enforcement agencies.Someone is watchingFor a man whose lifes work is devoted to such serious and disturbing subjects, Dr. Dobbert retains an air of relaxed congeniality. Sharply dressed and starched, he is the antithesis of the rumpled academic. And, yes, he is contemplating a work of fiction that will further add to the bulging catalogue of serial-killer novels. He and his wife, Joyce, who is a Realtor, live in Naples. They have four grown children (a daughter is a forensic psychologist) and seven grandchildren. In deference to his wife, the professor leaves his grisly research at the office. And he does not preach a gospel of fear. But he has schooled his family on the importance of being aware of their surroundings, of looking for the odd stranger whose gaze may be unsettling or lingering. After living with me all these years, my wife knows how to walk in a parking lot or anywhere, for that matter, he says. She knows what to look for. She can pick (potential predators) out of a crowd. While he acknowledges that the chance of dying at the hands of a serial killer or having a child abducted by a stranger is slight, he stresses that to dismiss the possibility out of hand is dangerously naive. Sick, twisted people move among us daily, he says. And he offers this test for skeptics. The next day it rains and I mean a good rain so that people dont want to be outside take a trip to a mall and go to the food court. Stand off at a distance, and observe the men who are sitting alone around the edges, reading a newspaper or magazine. Look closely, and youll see that many of them are not reading at all. Theyre watching, and they will be there for hours. Theyre not just watching the hot soccer moms. Theyre watching kids, children, or whoever makes up their fantasy love group. Do this. Youll be surprised. So, there you have it in from the expert. Dont be paralyzed by fear and dont obsessively cling to your loved ones. But never let loose of this fact: Someone, somewhere, at sometime, may very well be watching and waiting. Still skeptical? Spend an afternoon with Duane Dobbert and report back. CREEPYFrom page 1 Teaching how to spot possible predators>> Years of witnessing and studying violence led Dr. Duane Dobbert to seek ways to prevent children, the most vulnerable of our society, from becoming victims. I just couldnt stand to see another child abducted or killed, the author, consultant, expert witness and professor of criminal forensic studies at Florida Gulf Coast University says. About ve years ago, Dr. Dobbert began holding seminars on sexual predators and their behavior for law enforcement of cials in a 10-county area that included Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties. From police of cers and investigators, he branched out to instructing school superintendents in the same area. Within a few months, he had a call from Jeff Stauring, director of transportation for the Collier County School District. Mr. Stauring suggested that Dr. Dobbert teach school bus drivers to spot sexual predators. The idea made perfect sense to the professor. No matter how many law enforcement of cers we can put on the road, school bus drivers are more aggregate eyes, and they have one mandate, which is the protection of the children in care, he says. In August 2005, Dr. Dobbert trained hundreds of school bus drivers in Collier County. The next summer he spent two weeks training 5,000 drivers from Southwest Florida and across the state in identifying potential predators who might be attracted to school bus stops. Now, he conducts seminars training school bus drivers from across the nation, and has also produced a DVD entitled School Bus Drivers: First Line of Defense against Sexual Predators. As a next step, he hopes to have his students at FGCU look at ways to quantify the programs success. Although bus drivers have learned what to look for and have started to identify suspicious people, there is no mechanism in place to determine whether any of those who raise suspicion are actually registered sex offenders, he explains. After just a couple of semesters in Collier County, about 40 suspicious people were identi ed by drivers. The next step is to collect data telling us how many of these people have been true offenders and real threats. School bus stops are not the only places where predators congregate. Swimming meets, youth soccer matches, womens basketball games, all draw dangerous characters. In fact, Dr. Dobbert says, an y gathering that attracts large numbers of young people is likely to draw the attention of predators, also. You see them at these places, he says. Men hanging on to chain link fences watching kids. Guys sitting up in the shadows watching girls play basketball They sit alone, and they are not into the games They try to remain inconspicuous, and many carry cameras. Thats a telling sign, cameras. To be honest, many of them just look out of place, as if they dont belong. And they dont belong. They are not there for the reasons that others are there. They are not cheering. They are watching the participants. They are obsessed. DOBBERT
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was best for Naples. Did men like Barron Collier, Ed Frank, Ad Miller, Henry Watkins, Julius Junkie Fleischmann, Glen Sample, Jack Briggs or William Uihlein consult any economists before investing here? Or did they, as Mr. Smith professed, simply pursue their own private economic interests while minding the basic principles of justice?If you dont know what Mr. Collier did for our area, go back and read the Undercover Historians archives at www.floridaweekly.com. I think its safe to say that had the Tamiami Trail not opened when it did (1928), Naples economy would be quite different today.Perhaps no one would have agreed with that more than Mr. Frank, inventor of the Swamp Buggy, who opened the first garage and strip mall on Fifth Avenue South in 1927 one year before the Trail. Some say Mr. Franks garage was the citys first welcome center (at least it was a welcome sight). The Watkins family was third in line behind Walter Haldeman and Ed Crayton in owning the properties of the Naples Company. Mr. Watkins brought in Ad Miller who was, as Doris Reynolds dubbed him, the spark plug who energized Naples. His energy was focused on selling lots and filling up the two hotels owned by the Naples Company. When Mr. Watkins decided to move to Naples fulltime, Mr. Miller began his own real estate company and brought in Naples first publicist, Rufus Bernam, who sent articles and photos about the town to magazines around the country.Mr. Fleischmann was maybe one of Naples best public relations artists. His investment in the town began with the Nehrling Gardens, later renamed Caribbean Gardens, www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Economics will always play an important role in shaping our citywhich eventually drew worldwide attention and our beloved Naples Zoo to town.Mr. Samples reputation for developing one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Southwest Florida is unprecedented. His mastery of marketing (he brought the soaps to radio) and his keen understanding of the mindset of a certain kind of American consumer was the force behind his vision for Port Royal. Mr. Briggs of Briggs & Stratton motors brought a testing portion of the business to Naples. His son Jack later became a doctor, and now the NCH Wellness Center and Brigg Nature Center at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida bear the family name. Perhaps the least known individual to whom we owe a debt of thanks and who didnt need an outside economist to tell him what was good for Naples was Mr. Uihlein of the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company family, who grew up around filtration systems. He laid out the plans for Naples water plant, purchased the bonds (part of the Naples Plan) with his own money and would not allow the city to pay him any interest.One the one hand Historically, the success of Naples economic development was in the hands of its citizens. Not much has changed on that front nor should it. There are those in the community who think that on one hand, economic development isnt necessary because we can keep on as we have. History, some say, supports the other hand that indicates we must shift our economic model with the times or die a slow death becoming Anyplace, USA. Herbert Stein, a member of the American Enterprise Institute and author of The Triumph of the Adaptive Society, said, What the world needs is a good one-handed economist, because they are always saying on one hand it could be this, on the other hand it could be that. In Herbert Steins Law, Mr. Stein also said, If something cannot go on forever, it will stop. Kind of like our local economy. Kind of like this article. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.Benjamin Disraeli, the famed author and British statesman in the mid-1800s, said there are three kinds of lies: lies, darned lies and statistics. Adam Smith, the Scottish political philosopher, author of The Wealth of Nations (1776) and the father of economics, believed that individuals should be allowed to pursue their own private economic interests as much as possible and so long as they do not violate basic principles of justice. He never mentioned statistics. Naples has had its share of attention from esteemed economists recently.Two came here as paid guests to offer their insights and advice about the economy of our city. As part of Project Innovation, a program of the Economic Development Council of Collier County. Richard Florida talked about moving toward a science-based economy and the kind of workers needed to make that happen. The Collier Building Industry Association brought in Elliot Eisenberg, a senior economist with the National Association of Home Builders, to talk about housing economics.And last month, we were all a twitter (not the e-kind) over University of Michigan economist David Albouys study that ranked Naples as one of the top 10 places in American to live. (BTW: His data about housing prices only went up to 2000.)How we got to beAll the attention makes me wonder how our seaside city ever got to be what it got to be without the help of outside economists and other such experts chiming in on what BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyAn aerial photo showing the water plant at the corner of Fleischmann Boulevard and 10th Street North ART ULLMAN / COURTESY PHOTO HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN SOLAR POWER YOUR HOME & SAVE Up to 30%
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Cant possibly be true Until Mayor Sharon McShurley changed the protocol this year, fire stations in Muncie, Ind., had been delivering reports to department headquarters downtown by dropping them off in fire engines. McShurley ordered the department to learn how to send reports by e-mail. In June, the New York Police Department spent $99,000 on a typewriter repair contract, which will take on increasing importance since last year NYPD bought thousands of new typewriters, manual and electric, costing the city almost $1 million. The NYPD still is not even close to computerizing some of its daily-use forms, such as property and evidence reports. Hundreds of Los Angeles downand-out live not just underneath local freeways but inside their concrete structures, according to a June Los Angeles Times report. The largest home is a double-gymnasium-sized cavern under the Interstate 10 freeway in the suburb of Baldwin Park. 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Web site. The Lord says always be ready, so thats why we want to do this, Ms. Patterson reassures the class as some get a wide-eyed look that says they would prefer to do anything other than have their missteps documented on video.The women, just back from a holiday break, are a little rusty, stumbling over steps and giggling when they miss. But by the second run, theyre on track. When they switch to the Baltimore, a dance set to You Dont Know by gospel singer Kierra Kiki Sheard, their confidence is high. Oh, thats easy, one student says as Ms. Patterson breaks down the steps. We got this one, another student confirms. Ms. Patterson mixes up the music between gospel and secular to keep things balanced. After each class, she distributes handouts of the steps and song selections. In the first week, she also gave out nutritional guidelines from a local fitness consultant. I think it is important to remember that a combination of diet and exercise is the key to good health, Ms. Patterson says. You cant have one without the other. For about 60 percent of the women, her class is the only workout and fitness plan they are getting, she says. The end of the warm-up sends several women rushing to sip water and cool down before learning the Obama shuffle, a routine named in honor of the president. A pivot turn into a cha-cha keeps tripping them up. Do not stop! Ms. Patterson says. Keep going. Keep going with the flow with a smile. The class is headed into overtime, but the women dont seem to notice as they move into the final routine of the evening. They finish several near-flawless executions of the sanctified slide, for which the only direction, spoken in the lyrics of the music, is to walk in the spirit, shake the devil off, stomp Satan lower, and dance like David danced. Uplifted by their success, the women applaud, then gather in a circle at the center of the room. Ms. Patterson invites prayer requests. Two women ask for support in finding jobs. One asks that prayers be said for her pregnant daughter. Another asks the same for a father who has fallen ill. Ms. Lee-Furlow volunteers to lead the prayer. The women bow their heads and finish with an emphatic Amen. 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Its a great stress reliever, says Delores Lee-Furlow, 45. I knew it would be churchy because it is called gospelcise, but I wasnt really sure what it was. Ive been pleasantly surprised. We have great fun, and it has been great fellowship. When gospelcise first appeared in the early part of the decade, it popped up at trendy gyms such as Crunch Fitness. It had a fairly short run before other dance-based workouts such as pole dancing and Bollywood bhangra squeezed it out of rotation. Recently, gospelcise has resurfaced in churches across the country its growth fueled by women in predominantly AfricanAmerican congregations looking for a fun way to get fit. The purpose is to burn calories, but also to inspire a spiritual environment and bring nonbelievers of the community into the church, said Ms. Patterson, founder of Takin It Step by Step. She has been teaching gospelcise for four years since linking up with Cleveland, Ohiobased instructor Belinda Haywood. Ms. Patterson advertised at Word of Faith, but she opted to hold the class at a nearby community center for space reasons and to provide a welcoming atmosphere to nonchurchgoers.Each session begins with a warm-up of routines from the previous week. One evening, Ms. Patterson announces they will videotape the next session for her BY NEDRA RHONE ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyELISSA EUBANKS / COX NEWSPAPERSIts a great stress reliever, says Delores Lee-Furlow of her gospelcise class. We have great fun, and it has been great fell owship. With about 30 other women, Ms. Lee-Furlow attends class biweekly.A workout thats upliftingGospel music provides lively background for aerobics, line dancing
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 NEWS A17 What walks on its stomach, has eyes on stalks and uses a sharp foot for defense? No, it isnt a creepy alien. Its the beautiful saltwater shell known as the Florida fighting conch (Strombus alatus). This peaceful plant-eating animal earned its name from the way it fights with its pointed foot when threatened. It belongs to a group of animals called gastropods (stomach-footed) and is actually a saltwater snail. The adult shell covering the animal can be various shades of red to orange-brown with a purple glossy flared lip. The smaller juveniles, often a lighter color, have no flare but sometimes display a natural white cross on the surface of their shell. Florida fighting conchs live in colonies and lurch along sandy bottoms, cleaning up algae as they go. You can often see them stranded on Gulf beaches at low tide, hopping and jumping toward the water. They must quickly bury themselves or reach the water before drying out. Many do not succeed and become the next meal for hungry shorebirds. Can you name another predator in the mollusk world that grabs prey with its foot? This one uses a toothed tongue (radula) to saw into its victims. Something out of science fiction, you say? Hardly. This scene happens daily as part of the balance of nature along the Gulf Coast. Its a lightning whelk (Busycon contrarium) simply eating a clam.From fighting conchs to sea fingernails, mollusks aplenty dot our beaches BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSUnlike its benign cousin the fighting conch, the lightning whelk is very much a carnivore. This beautiful shell is brightly streaked with 10 or more dark stripes running its length. Its name comes from these striking markings, not its speed. Shell colors vary from white to almost black due to differences in the animals diet and the sediment where it lives. Like the fighting conch, the lightning whelk has only one shell; unlike most univalves, however, this shell is left-handed (if you hold it point-down, the opening is on the left). Beachcombers are likely familiar with the egg case it lays. The spiral cream-colored case can be more than 12 inches, and each of its many compartments can hold more than two dozen tiny whelks. Egg cases attach to the ocean bottom until the whelks mature, at which time they emerge through a small hole at the top of each compartment. More than half become food for larger animals, but some survive to add beauty to our waters and later decorate our beaches. The zebra ark (Arca zebra) is a hinged bi-valve thats also known as a turkey wing. It grows to be 1-3 inches long and has a feather-like zigzag pattern of white and brown stripes. Collectors and crafters often use the jingle shell (Anomia simplex) to make wind chimes. Live jingles attach to hard objects, and sometimes to other shells, using threads released from their lower valve. The object holding them also shapes them because jingle shells are both soft and thin (with a texture and translucence resembling fingernails). Children delight in collecting hard, dried jingle shells and often call them sea fingernails. Most jingle shells are a pale yellowy color; less common jingles are orange or black. Perhaps the most appropriate shell at Lee Countys Lovers Key State Park is the 9-inch bivalve that when opened forms a perfect heart. The inside shines with a pearly pink and deep lavender iridescence. The fragile stiff pen (Atrina rigida) resembles an old-fashioned writing quill. Along the miles and miles of Gulf beaches, these and dozens more varieties of shells just wait for you to enjoy. Just remember: It is against the law to collect live shells, including sand dollars, in Collier and Lee counties. We all want our shells to be here for years to come. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com. Take a hike or grab a paddle(and bring bug spray)Although guided canoe tours and hikes have ended for the summer, theres much to discover on your own at Collier-Seminole State Park: >>Rent a canoe Paddle down the Blackwater River through a mangrove forest toward the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy birding, shing (salt water license required) or just a relaxing paddle in this outdoor wonderland. Rentals available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. >>Hike 11 miles of trails Experience pine atwoods, cypress areas and rare royal palm hammocks. One of three trails is interpretative, another allows for off-road biking, and a third has a remote campsite. Be sure to stop to register at the ranger station for the two longer trails and call ahead to reserve the campsite. Trails are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 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The program is called Stand Out and Get the Job and focuses on todays job market, how to self promote, network, write a resume that works, and how to follow-up. This program gives me and my company exposure in a new market, lends credibility to my TV production talents, builds awareness of the topic, and offers value to the viewer. 760 Belair Court Naples, FL 34103 (239) 262-8229>>Year established: 2006 >>Principal: Clay W. Cone, president and owner >>Number of employees: One >>Services offered: Public relations, marketing and strategic communications. >>What sets you apart? Cone Communications is a boutique rm committed to satisfying the needs of businesses and not-for-pro ts in Southwest Florida. The rms principal has more than 20 years of experience in the local market and offers extensive knowledge in the planning and implementation of comprehensive media relations and public information programs. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? Networking through local professional business organizations like the Public Relations Society of America and volunteer service on a variety of not-for-pro t organizations, including United Way, Step by Step and the David Lawrence Foundation. >>What campaign are you most proud of? The name change and rebranding of the former International College to Hodges University. In May 2007, Naples-based International College received a record $12 million gift from long-time Naples residents and community benefactors Earl and Thelma Hodges. In conjunction with the gift, the institution changed its name to Hodges University and moved from college status to university status. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. This historic announcement enabled the independent, not-for-pro t four-year institution to better position itself as one of Floridas leading institutions of higher learning and allowed it to achieve its long-term goal of university status. 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WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2009 B5 2008 All Florida Golden Image Award Best Public Relations Campaign in Florida 2008AllFlidG Accredited PR Professional (APR) Certified PR Counselor (CPRC) Counselors Network FPRA Put our 35 years of know-how to work for your business. Media Relations Branding Advertising Marketing Strategic Planning Specialists in Not-For-Profit and Health Care Marketing Grant W riting Board Development & RetreatsSouthwest Floridas Most Award-Winning Public Relations Firm239.277.5255 email@example.com work FPRA P. O. Box 218 Fort Myers, FL 33902 (239) 277-5255 Fax: (239) 337-2185 firstname.lastname@example.org>>Year established: 1991 >>Principal: Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC >>Number of employees: One and one part-time, call upon others as needed >>Services offered: Media relations, branding, advertising-marketing, video production, strategic planning, fund-raising, grant-writing, board development, Web site development, social media, and all things PR >>Recent awards: Dick Pope All Florida Golden Image Award from the Florida Public Relations Association for the best public relations campaign in Florida in 2008 (SWFAS Capital Campaign). This campaign also won the Grand Golden Image Award for the best printed tool in Florida, a Golden Image Award for best public service lm or video in Florida plus ve other awards. Image Award, FPRA Southwest Chapter, for best institutional PR program in 2009 and an Award of Distinction for best institutional video for the Grande Dames Tea for the PACE Center for Girls. >>What sets you apart? Highly personalized service and the ability to put together the right team of professionals for each task are the hallmarks of my rm. My clients know that I am available 24/7 and will do whatever is needed to help them succeed. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? Word of mouth and referrals from other clients are my best self-promotion. Do good, be good, and goodness will follow has been my mantra since the day I opened. >>What campaign are you most proud of? We recently completed a three-year campaign for Southwest Florida Addiction Services to build a new Detoxi cation and Outpatient Treatment Center. The campaign rallied support from community leaders, donors, and the media to raise $6.1 million in a struggling economy. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. Our events with Sam Galloway Jr. to raise money for The Soup Kitchen of CCMI stand out as some of the areas most successful fund-raisers. All of our campaigns are successful its tough to pick just one. 7680 Cambridge Manor Place, #204 Fort Myers, FL 33907 (239) 278-3900 www.BriggsRogers.com>>Year established: 2008 >>Principals: Mary Briggs, APR, CPRC and Carolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC >>Number of employees: Three >>Services offered: We bring customers to our clients through public relations and advertising programs. >>Recent awards: Grand Image Award and Image Award FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter 2009 Printed Tools News Release for Madden Research Loop Announcement; Award of Distinction FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter 2009 Public Relations Programs/Special Events for SWFL Wine & Food Fest; Award of Distinction FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter 2009 Printed Tools Old Corkscrew Brochure; Silver Award American Advertising Federation SWFL 2009 Brochure/Sales Kit for SWFL Wine & Food Fest sponsor kit; Golden Image Award FPRA 2008 Community Relations Programs for Taylor Woodrows Rock On Scramble & Jam >>What campaign are you most proud of? Lee Memorial Health System: Briggs & Rogers is implementing a multi-disciplinary approach to help LMHS connect with residents of Bonita and Estero. Key features and services of the health system are highlighted in bold and colorful ads, on a micro Web site and in events that engage residents of the area. Canterbury School: Briggs & Rogers created a series of print ads to communicate the schools advantages by highlighting its best asset its accomplished alumni. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. Mark Loren Designs Mothers Day Necklace Giveaway 1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Suite 300 Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.spiroandassociates.com>>Year established: 1988 >>Principals: Christopher T. Spiro, Steven J. Martin >>Key employees: Jackie Burke, senior account executive; Jessica Barton, director of public relations/ account executive; Gail Gubelman, senior art director; Paula Rigoni, media director >>Number of employees: 12 >>Services offered: Full-service marketing, advertising and public relations rm. >>Recent awards: Numerous Pinnacle, Excel, Davey and Apogee awards. The Davey and Apogee awards are on a national level. >>What sets you apart? Without a doubt, its our creative product. An agency is an agency, is an agencywe all offer similar services and we have similar rates. What sets us apart is our creative thinking and strategic execution and how we apply our creative and strategy in the marketplace. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? The e-blast campaign we did for the agency that focused on the difference between Steve and I was hugely successful. We backed it up with print ads running in Florida Weekly. The campaign showed images of Steve and myself that re ected my big picture, larger than life personality as well as highlighted Steves detailed oriented, more subdued personality. Considering the current marketplace, people are looking to hire more of a boutique versus a large agency, and when you hire the boutique, you are hiring the personalities that make it tick. >>What campaign are you most proud of? JustGetTested.com was the launch of a national selfdirected STD/drug testing Web site. You do not require a doctors prescription, you do not have to report to insurance companies and you are totally anonymous when using this service. It was amazing for Steve and I see our team conduct the research and drive the creative that took the site from a zero Google ranking to a four ranking in six months (the Web geeks were astounded by this). We worked with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) in determining our target market (did you know that 48 percent of all African-American women between the ages of 17 and 19 will have, or have had an STD?). We worked with a gifted Web development company, EMCC Design, that developed proprietary software for the site. It was a genuine pleasure to track the sites success and see it earning revenue for our client almost immediately. We still service this client and their other national Web site Personalabs.com today. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. I would have to say The End is Near! campaign we did for Engle Homes. First of all, who knew how foretelling the campaign was going to be? Second, the campaign sold 141 homes in 90 days at the height of the worst real estate market ever. We employed a simple, everyday phrase in a myriad of mediums and experienced awesome results. In addition, the campaign was adopted statewide and was copied by several other companies. 13120 Westlinks Terrace Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 561-8090 www.parrmedia.com and www.parrmoto.com>>Year established: 2001 >>Principals: David Grant, Dana Parr >>Key employees: Bill Taylor, COO/partner; Brad Bleich, art director; Josh Pierson, senior designer; Matt Sutkowski, Internet director >>Number of employees: 16 >>Services offered: Full-service marketing and advertising, including in-house audio/video/Internet production, graphic and Web design, media buying servicesCONTINUED ON B6
B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2009 Elizabeth Blank President/CEO Beth@dsoa1.com The Data Solutions of America team brings together over 20 years of automotive database compilation, direct marketing and list selection experience. We work directly with Marketing Companies, Mail Shops, Printers and Advertising Agencies offering competitive rates and online access to the most current and accurate data this industry has to offer.Our main objective is to combine this knowledge with your target market to identify your best list source and subsequently increase your return on investment. Email: CustomerService@DSOA1.com >>Recent awards: multiple Ad Fed of Southwest Florida awards, national Telly Awards >>What sets you apart? We dive deep, dig in and work hard. Your business becomes ours in every sense of the way. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? Every minute spent promoting ourselves is one less promoting our business partners. The work we do for them brings us future business. >>What campaign are you most proud of? Pinchers Crab Shack Cant Fake Fresh Radio Campaign we introduced a cast of characters that are still talked about ve years later. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. This years Summer Passport Tour for the 27 Michigan Harley-Davidson Dealers gave their customers a reason to forget the dark economic cloud that has hung over the entire state and rediscover the true freedom and relief that motorcycling riding brings. We hoped for 1,000 participants. We now have 10,000 riding proud. (239) 734-0071 email@example.com www.varnesconsulting.com>>Year established: 2009 >>Principals: Jessica Varnes, principal marketing strategist >>Key employees: Graphic design, Web design, commercial production and public relations are provided by select industry professional partnerships. >>Services offered: Developing strategic marketing campaigns and providing timely execution of all elements within the initiative; creating, maintaining, or re ning brand identity through multi-channel marketing such as: Web design and development, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media, print, broadcast, and outdoor advertising, public relations and event coordination. >>What sets you apart? As the owner and principal marketing strategist I am the sole contact for each client. As a business owner, I relate to clients needs, enabling me to provide superior service. My focus is to help clients increase awareness, driving sales and ROI, and to enjoy the process along the way! Success is shared My clients success is my success and I am committed to helping them meet and exceed their goals. I have equal respect for every client and each project, providing consistent attention to detail and excellent customer service, no matter how large or small the project. By continually striving to be better, I push myself to stay ahead of the curve and to remain current, creative, and knowledgeable of market trends. My clients like this. >>What campaign are you most proud of? I am impressed with all of the work I have provided clients thus far, although I am particularly pleased with the mixed media campaign developed for New Leaf Construction. The strategically planned advertising initiative incorporated the use of audio and visual media to promote awareness of New Leaf Construction. By segmenting the market and focusing advertising dollars on the most pro table target audience, they have gained exposure and notoriety in the local market and New Leaf Construction is taking the stage as a substantial player in the remodeling industry. New Leafs Web site impressions steadily increased each week of the campaign and within ve weeks grew more than 10 times its original reading. See newleafconstruction.com. 2840 68th St. SW Naples, FL 34105 (239) 261-6800>>Year established: 1988 >>Principals/key employees: Dolly Bodick Roberts, Kathy Davidson Wheeler >>Number of employees: Two >>Services offered: Strategic planning, advertising, public relations, event planning >>What sets you apart? Market knowledge, strategic grounding, direct involvement of principals >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? Our client listing, which includes most of Collier Countys foundational businesses >>What campaign are you most proud of? There are many, but the Docks Real Taste of Naples advertising campaign, the Town of Ave Maria public relations campaign, and the Naples Botanical Gardens Hats in the Garden event series come to mind. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. The Grand Opening of the Town of Ave Maria in the summer of 2007 combined advertising, public relations and event planning in cooperation with multiple entities, including the university and the homebuilder. We expected a few hundred, planned for a few hundred more, and drew thousands. By the time it was over, we had sent out multiple times for additional food, drink and ice, and were grateful to have made contingency arrangements for traf c control and activities. The response far exceeded the clients expectations. 8191 College Parkway, Suite 303 Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.prioritymarketing.com blog: www.southwest oridamarketingforum.com>>Year established: 1992 >>Principals: Teri Hansen, APR >>Key employees: Priority Marketings team approach is the key to its success. Every member of the Priority Marketing team plays a signi cant role in the companys delivery of service. >>Number of employees: 19 >>Services offered: Marketing, advertising, public relations, graphic design, media buying, special event planning, Web site design and marketing, and social media marketing. >>Recent awards: 2008 International Davey Awards (three); 2009 National Telly Awards (four); 2009 Image Awards (two); 2009 Pinnacle Awards (four); 2008 Summit Awards (10) 2008 Excel Awards (three) >>What sets you apart? Priority Marketing is a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations rm that employs a unique philosophy called Creative Logic. We work hard to carefully analyze each clients product or service to determine the best strategies for reaching the desired target market. Then we apply creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to develop both compelling and strategic marketing and public relations tactics. The resulting efforts stand out from the crowd and consistently accomplish proven results. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? Priority Marketing has never undertaken a selfpromotion campaign. Instead, we let the work we do for our clients speak for itself and serve as promotion for Priority Marketing. As we work with clients to develop effective marketing and public relations campaigns, they share their successes with friends in the business community. The vast majority of our business is generated from client referrals. Our focus and promotion is toward our clients business and thats the way we have operated for 17 years. >>What campaign are you most proud of? The rebranding of the downtown area of Fort Myers. We did extensive research to gauge public perception of downtown Fort Myers. Based on the results, we developed the new name The River District and created a comprehensive communications plan that focused on changing the image of downtown Fort Myers. Starting rst with changing the name of downtown Fort Myers to the River District, we then prepared a multi-media campaign to promote the name change including logo development, newspaper advertising, magazine advertising, television advertising, direct mail postcards, quarterly newsletters and media relations. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client? The rebranding of Denny Grimes & Company. Respecting the highly competitive nature of the real estate industry, we developed a brand for Denny Grimes & Company that ensured the company stood out among the thousands of licensed real estate agents in the area. Grimes is considered an expert source for residential real estate and has the highest name recognition among Realtors in the local market based on market research.CONTINUED ON B7
WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2009 BUSINESS B7 Revolutionary Ideas.Marketing Results. Nexxa Group services help our customers to make sound business decisions, saving time and money. Contact us today and explore the opportunities hidden in your market.Marketing Leads Data Hygiene Data Enhancement Data Processing Database Development Data Analytics Data Compliancy DNC suppression Wireless suppression Do Not Mail Suppression Online ToolsHolly Paulus PresidentH.Paulus @nexxagroup.comNexxa Group, Inc.(239)-225-1516 www.nexxagroup.com Marketing and Public Relations 1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd. #160 Fort Myers, FL 33919 (239) 275-5758 www.GravinaSmith.com>>Year established: 1983 >>Principals: Amy Gravina, APR, Laurel Smith, APR, Tina Matte and Sharon Arnold >>Key employees: An enthusiastic staff and a network of writers, graphic designers, photographers, market researchers and other professionals >>Number of employees: 10 >>Services offered: Strategic public relations and marketing programs, media and community relations, issues management/public policy, events, social media, strategic planning >>Recent awards: Junior Achievement named Amy Gravina a Lee County Business Hall of Fame Laureate >>What sets you apart? Gravina, Smith & Mattes longevity and familiarity with the market helps craft efforts that build awareness, generate traf c and increase revenue. With a combined century of experience, the rms principals function as integral members of client teams, while bringing an outside perspective. The rm also is distinguished by its roster of long-term clients including Bank of Florida, Bell Tower Shops, Bonita Springs Utilities, Childrens Museum of Naples, FGCU, Celebration of Reading, Hope Hospice, Lee County Department of Natural Resources, McCaw Wealth Management Group, Naples Winter Wine Festival, Oswald Trippe and Company, Quail West, Southwest Florida Transportation Initiative, Veritas Employer Services, Water Enhancement & Restoration Coalition and Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? Out-of-the-ordinary holiday cards. >>What campaign are you most proud of? Since 2000, the rm has helped Oswald Trippe and Company coordinate and promote the annual Blue Chip Business Award, which recognizes small businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. The annual Celebration of Reading brings members of the Bush family and best-selling authors to Southwest Florida, raising more than $12 million in nine years to support family literacy. 695 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395.9555 www.make-noise.com >>Year established: 1986 >>Principals: John Sprecher, Milissa Sprecher >>Key employees: Every one of em >>Number of employees: 11 >>Services offered: Integrated, effective, returnproducing brand development including: Strategic planning|marketing; brand development; multi-media or single-media campaigns; Web development|SEO; interactive marketing|e-marketing|PPC; social media|rich media|social/Web video; broadcast; print; direct marketing; identity; collateral|sales support; sales promotion >>Recent awards: Number one award-winning agency in 2009 Advertising Federation of Southwest Florida Addy competition. Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International tourism awards. National HealthCare Marketing awards. >>What sets you apart? Left brain and right brain, conveniently (and uniquely versus most agencies) bundled in one brain. We believe: Great branding is the product of research, strategy, hard work and inspiration. Great branding, in the right hands and right minds (those powered by left and right brains), will always positively impact sales. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign: Not important. Whats important is the next question. >>What campaign are you most proud of? Every one of them. We are equally and passionately committed to the success of each of our clients, consumed by the excellence and ercely grati ed with every campaign that pushes the needle forward for our clients. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. Invite us in for a meeting. We have a caseload of success stories, studies and secrets we can share with you. Well even show you how to throw a boomerang. 107 Madison Drive Naples, FL 34110 (239) 596-9149 Fax: (239) 596-8639 www.abovewater.com>>Year established: 2001 >>Principals: Cynthia M. Dobyns, president >>Key employees: Cynthia M. Dobyns >>Number of employees: Five fulland part-time >>Services offered: Strategic marketing, traditional and social media relations, advertising design and placement, research and public opinion, crisis PR. >>What sets you apart? AboveWaters professional expertise re ects more than 20 years of agency and in-house corporate communications experience. As a boutique rm, AboveWater offers big agency services without big agency fees. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? The name of the company. AboveWater is memorable, appears at the top of most lists and lately, seems appropos as more businesses nd themselves struggling to stay above water. >>What campaign are you most proud of? We are proud of our results for all clients. Measurability is important to us so that we can ensure a return on any marketing investment, large or small. Highly successful campaigns that weve done for Sweetbay Supermarkets or the Bentley Naples dealership are rewarding, but no more so than our work on behalf of small businesses, festivals, and charitable or arts organizations like 21st Century C.A.R.E. or Opera Naples. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. AboveWater worked with Collier County Utilities and Solid Waste departments to introduce curbside recycling for residents and to announce mandatory recycling for businesses. Our work included collateral production, direct mail, television, radio and print advertising and posters to communicate the importance of being green, by reducing waste and preserving our beautiful environment in Southwest Florida. The 2005 campaign kick-started an effort that has seen an increase in recycling in Collier County every year. P. O. Box 650 Cape Coral, FL 33993 (239) 283-2803 www.DolanMarketing.com>>Year established: 2004 >>Principal: Gail M. Dolan, MBA >>Key employees: Gail Dolan handles all business development, marketing strategies, and project design and management services for the rm, subcontracting to the best graphic designers, Web developers, videographers, photographers, as needed. >>Services offered: Marketing, public relations, advertising and copywriting >>Recent awards: Praises from our many satis ed clients are our best rewards. >>What sets you apart? Ask our many satis ed clients! We believe it is smart, well articulated content for media ads, press releases, customer letters, brochures, and web sites. We make every contact with your customers the best it can be. By using just the right words and eye-catching design, we can alter the look, feel, and effectiveness of your message. You will get noticed we guarantee it! >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? The business has been built through our many business contacts and satis ed client referrals. >>What campaign are you most proud of? Public relations work for Alliance Financial Group, helping to build their brand and promote their outstanding nancial planning and wealth-management services, as well as their many philanthropic projects that bene t our community. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client? Its hard to select just one! The recent John Marazzi Nissan Independent Marketing Agents hiring event in Naples was enormously successful. The dealership paid out $13,800 in sign-on bonuses to 138 new IMAs, in response to print advertising and an enthusiastic multimedia campaign that helped us get the word out to the community. I was also instrumental in mobilizing multimedia coverage for the Lee County Bar Associations Law in the Mall event held in April 2009 that drew about a hundred people to Edison Mall to get free legal advice. It was part of a week of events celebrating Law Day, that included a successful blood drive, Bar and Judiciary Appreciation reception, Shadow Day, and an awards luncheon recognizing area law enforcement of cers, teachers, and community leaders. 2465-C Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952 www.makingyourmarketingwork.com>>Year established: 2001 >>Principal: Jon Clark, president >>Key employees: Marty Clark, public relations; Nicky Manson, project manager; Phillip Geist, graphic designCONTINUED ON B8
>>Number of employees: Four >>Services offered: Public relations, copywriting, logo identity, printing, creative ad design, agency services such as media negotiations and placement, Web site development, corporate apparel, promotional marketing, direct mail marketing, trade show marketing and brand marketing. >>What sets you apart? Let me describe it this way Our company culture is not based on winning awards for ourselves, rather increasing pro ts for our clients by creating massive top-of-mind awareness by building integrated marketing campaigns based on being relevant, focused, frequent and persuasive. Winning awards seem like a great thing, but you cant pay the bills or bonuses with awards. Our pat on the back comes by creating success with our clients. Oh, and the fact that we do what we say were going to do, when we say were going to do it, and to the best of our ability. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? We custom created our own version of the Staples Easy Button, but we call it our Great Idea button. We direct mail, via UPS, the button, along with promotional materials asking for appointments from marketing directors, human resource managers. Our open rate is 100 percent and our appointment rate is 80 percent. >>What campaign are you most proud of? Its one and the same for the last question. See below >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. One of our most successful clients to date is Greg Padilla Bail Bonds in Sacramento, Calif. We created their radio campaign back in 2006. Using only overnight spots on two stations, in 30 days we doubled their revenue from $1.1 million to $2.2 million. Today, we have their ads playing 40 times a day, seven days a week over 10 stations and they own the radio airwaves, and are able to be very discriminating about which business they want to accept or turn down. 12801 University Drive, Suites 1,2, & 3 Fort Myers, FL 33907 (239) 226-0040 www.quenzel.com >>Year established: 2005. >>Principals: Colleen Quenzel, Earl Quenzel. >>Key employees: Natalie Bene, Laura Lang, Lisa Avery, Haley Meeks. >>Number of employees: 10. >>Services offered: Branding, advertising and Web marketing (Web design, search engine optimization, e-mail marketing, social media). >>Recent awards: It seems like the advertising business is second only to Hollywood when it comes to giving themselves awards. Quite frankly, weve never seen a statistical correlation between advertising awards and a clients business results. >>What sets you apart? Our clients get more customers. Heres why: Our Q&A Marketing Audit puts the focus on customer facts and competitive reality. With it, we can uncover unique, new insights about your customers beliefs and expectations and quantify the most important elements of your marketing mix and brand value proposition. This, of course, allows us to identify new sources of competitive advantage. Q&A Strategic Marketing Plans de ne the best way to win in the marketplace with tangible actions to drive positive, bottom-line results. The Q&A Creative Process transforms unique, customer insights into effective branding, advertising and Web marketing with a compelling messaging architecture and brand identity. Our Q&A Marketing & Metrics process enables us to quickly and accurately test a variety of creative and media alternatives in the marketplace. This allows us to cut unproductive efforts and redirect resources to those ideas achieving the greatest marketplace success so, our clients get more customers. >>Whats your best self-promotion campaign? Our Monthly Client Results meetings. When our clients win in the marketplace, we win. >>What campaign are you most proud of? Good, Better, Best. We never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. We never kiss and tell. 12165 Metro Parkway, #24 Fort Myers, FL 33966 (239) 225-1516 www.nexxagroup.com>>Year established: 2005 >>Principal: Holly Paulus, president >>Key employees: Kimberly Dowell, project manager; Sandy Francis, customer relationship manager; William Francis, tech support. >>Number of employees: Three >>Services offered: Sales and marketing leads, new movers, business prospects, data hygiene, data enhancement, data processing, database development, data analytics, data compliancy and online tools. >>What sets us apart? Nexxa Group combines big business capabilities with small business nimbleness and the latest in technology and innovation to help other companies reach their targeted marketing goals. We specialize in the database information and strategies used for successful new client acquisition, loyalty and up-selling/cross selling campaigns across different direct marketing mediums. >>What is your best self promotion campaign? We developed a content-driven guidebook with tips, strategies and case studies to help utility and other direct marketers see what was working in nding new customers in their market areas. Though technically self-promotional, the articles in our newsletter were written by journalists and provided real-life interviews with some of our customers and internal experts as to what was working in direct and database marketing campaigns. >>Tell us about a campaign that was incredibly successful for the client. One of our customers targets new movers in speci c market areas around the country. This customer needed more quality leads for its sales force to maximize its sales and being rst in home was a priority. We worked with our client to develop a new mover data strategy program that could be used across its integrated marketing campaign from direct mail to sales leads. Based on the data that was provided for multiple uses, our client increased its sales by more than 37 percent from its previous campaign. www.PriorityMarketing.com239-267-2638Intodaysbusinessworld,ittakesacompleteteam ofknowledgeableandexperiencedmarketing professionalswithcustomized,strategic,innovative solutionstogettheresultsyouneed.Checkoutourblog: www.SouthwestFloridaMarketingForum.com PriorityMarketingisonwww.facebook.com Lookusupandbecomeafan! 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Bill Schoen of Health Management Associates Inc. and Martin Wasmer and Michael Schroeder of Wasmer, Schroeder & Company Inc. will be honored at a dinner and awards ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The hall of fame award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who also serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Mr. Schoen joined the HMA board of directors in 1983 and soon became its president and later CEO. He is currently chairman of the board and chairman of the executive committee for the health care management company that has achieved more than $3 billion in revenue and serves patients close to their home through rural hospitals in 14 states. Prior to joining HMA, Mr. Schoen was chairman of Commerce National Bank of Naples; president, COO and CEO of the F&M Schaefer Corp.; and president of the Pierce Blass subsidiary of Indian Head Inc. He holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Southern California and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1956. A passionate supporter of education, Mr. Schoen serves on the University of Southern California board of trustees and on the boards of directors of the Hodges University Foundation and the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, where he is also chairman of the executive committee. He is chairman of Wilshar Management Company and the Schoen Family Foundation. He is a member of the Founders Group of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and the advisory cabinet of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation American Patriots Campaign. He also serves on the business advisory councils of Florida Gulf Coast University s Lutg ert College of Business and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100, appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2001. Ernst & Young awarded Mr. Schoen a Lifetime Achievement Award for his entrepreneurial endeavors in 2006. In 2003, he received the Hodges University Humanitarian of the Year Award. Mr. Wasmer and Mr. Schroeder founded Wasmer, Schroeder & Company Inc. in 1987 to provide investment advisory and portfolio management of fixed income securities. With headquarters in Naples and a satellite office in Cleveland, Ohio, WSC has $2.9 billion in assets under management. The company and its leaders devote an extraordinary amount of time and money to supporting the community, particularly in the areas of education and youth.As CEO, Mr. Wasmer is responsible for overall management, business develop-Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame laureates announced SCHOEN WASMER SCHROEDERSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYment and marketing. This laureate has more than 29 years experience in the real estate and bond markets. From 1983 until 1987, he worked for regional and national brokerage firms, specializing in sales and trading of municipal bonds to institutions and high net worth individuals. After four years with Paine Webber Inc., he moved to Naples and founded WSC. A registered investment advisor, he holds a bachelors degree in finance from the University of Miami, Florida.As the chief investment officer for WSC, Mr. Schroeder is responsible for implementation of investment strategies, portfolio design and management, research and trading. He also leads the companys investment strategy committee. This laureate has more than 30 years of experience in various areas of the investment business, including investment banking, institutional sales and trading. From 1979 until 1989, Mr. Schroeder worked for a leading regional brokerage firm specializing in the underwriting of municipal bonds where he was responsible for syndication and trading as well as institutional sales. Prior to joining WSC in February 1991, he was vice president of the investment services division at USF&G Asset Management, a division of Baltimorebased USF&G Corp. (now the St. Paul Company). Mr. Schroeder is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples and the Estate Planning Council of Naples, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Financial Planning Association. He holds a bachelors degree in business from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and is a licensed Certified Financial Planner. Many Collier County students involved with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will attend the Hall of Fame event, where they can interact with local professionals and practice their etiquette skills. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the event are now available. Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement programs. For more information, call 225-2590 or visit www.jaswfl.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and Collier County Public Schools to launch Economics of Success in seventh-grade classrooms this fall. Volunteer instructors and business sponsors are needed to help ensure the programs success. Economics of Success will utilize Junior Achievement curricula to explore life questions, such as: How do I manage personal finance? How do skills, interests, values and education affect career options? Three sessions are planned to provide details for those who are interested in taking part in the program: 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Immokalee Career and Service Center, 750 South Fifth St., Immokalee 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Fifth Third Bank, 999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Orion Bank, 605 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island For more information, call Karen Hargrove at Junior Achievement, 225-2590, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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Keith Basik, president of Basik Development and owner of Big Cypress Market Place, will moderate the program. Attendance is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling the SBDC at 745-3700. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce wants nominations for hair, makeup and fashion makeovers for those who are in the market for a job. Knowing that a new look could be the confidence booster that gives a job candidate an edge over the competition, Erick Carter of Torys Total Hair Care pitched the plan for Makeover in Paradise to Brenda OConnor, the chambers senior vice president, as a way to 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. Send nominations (250 words or less) along with a photograph via e-mail to Sarah@napleschamber.org by the end of the day Friday, July 31. The initial nominations will be narrowed down to 12 for interviewing by a panel of judges who will then choose three recipients for makeovers. Before-and-after photos will be taken, and the big reveal will be at a cocktail party at Bay House restaurant from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Day rates for the Florida Festivals and Events Associations 15th annual convention and trade show coming up Aug. 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa will allow locals in the industry to participate in more than three dozen educational sessions about producing successful events. Topics will address everything from revitalizing a long-standing event to securing sponsorships in a soft economy, managing volunteers and getting the right message out to the media. In addition to the programs, 40 exhibitors will display their newest products and services. Cost for attending individual days is as follows: Wednesday, Aug. 5: $125 for FFEA members, $175 for others. Includes halfday seminars, keynote presentation by Sharon DEusanio of the Florida Attorney Generals Office, opening reception and late-night hospitality hour. Thursday, Aug. 6: $225 for FFEA members, $275 for others. Includes educational sessions, awards luncheon, coffee breaks, dinner/dance and late-night hospitality hours. Friday, Aug. 7: $200 for FFEA members, $250 for others. Includes educational sessions, coffee breaks, trade show, dinner and poolside social. FFEA supports and promotes more than 750 festivals, events and fairs in Florida through education and networking. For more information, call (561) 736-7071 or visit www.ffea.com. Festivals and events association has day rates for trade show in BonitaBig Cypress Market Place hosts hurricane preparedness seminarMakeover in Paradise will give three job-hunters a new lookCoordinated and sponsored by Oswald Trippe and Co., the annual Blue Chip Award program recognizes small businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success. For-profit businesses in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that have been in operation for at least three years and employ five to 400 people are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by Monday, Sept. 14. Amputee, mountain climber and world record-holding disabled athlete Todd Huston will appear as the keynote speaker for the 15th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award ceremony at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers on Thursday, Nov. 5. Mr. Huston knows how to overcome challenges. When his legs got caught in the propeller of a boat when he was 14, his life was radically changed. He battled to keep his legs with numerous surgeries, but bone disease eventually forced him to have one leg amputated. He eventually became a psychotherapist and clinical director of the Amputee Resource Center in California. He has worked in psychiatric hospitals for adults, adolescents and children and has also trained health-care professionals in working with individuals coping with disabilities. For more information and to request an application, contact Stacey Mercado at 4337189 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Businesses invited to apply for annual Blue Chip Award Young Professionals of Naples will meet f or social networking beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Tommy Bahama, 1220 Third Street South. 601-1870 www.ypnaples.com. LeeCollier Networkers meets for lunch onc e a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting Aug. 21) 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. www. leecolliernet.com. T he Collier Business Industry As sociation holds a free Lunch n Learn seminar the first Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. at CBIA headquarters, 4779 Enterprise Ave. Coming up Aug. 3: Understanding and Leveraging IT. For more information, call 436-6100. T he Naples Area Professional Lea gue of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www. naplesgroup.net. The next A c celerated Networking Luncheon for members only of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Buca di Beppo, 8860 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $15. No walk-ins. Reservations must be made by July 30 at www.napleschamber.org/ events. WNOC C Womens Networking o f Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting Aug. 11) at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. T he Jewish Business Network of Sou thwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month (next meeting Aug. 14) from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Cost for members is $5 in advance, $10 at the door; non-members pay $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail yourjbn@chabadswf. org. Busines s Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. Goal Set ters Business Network Int ernational holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. For information, call Lola Moore at 398-3006 or Kelly Salmons at 597-0787. BUSINESS MEETINGS Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960Subscribe now and youll get 52 issues of the most comprehensive local news coverage, investigative articles, business happenings as well as the latest in real estate trends, dining, social events, the arts and much more. Subscribe.ONLY $2995 PER YEAR
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 BUSINESS B11 ABWA Neapolitan Chapter casino night at the Naples Hilton CBIA and Service Painting of Florida Summer Golf Tournament at The QuarryJessica Macera and Toby Buerger Christine Mason, Doug Shipp, Michael Pedone, Mike Pedone, Larry Coapman and Jill Longfellow Angelica Torres, Heather Stone, John Smith and Kena Yoke Troy Buhs, Matt Morey, Bill Parks and Michael Brunoli Sandi Colliflower and Rosalie Rhodes Curt Koon, Tom Wagor, Gordon Shore and Alex Parker Lynn Sapere, Alyson Moore, Nina Christiensen, Toby Buerger and Simona Cook Doug Ship, Mike Pedone, Michael Pedone and Larry CoapmanNETWORKING PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. COURTESY PHOTOS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 N.A.P.L.E.S. Group sunset cruise aboard the Naples PrincessLeslie Reynoldsa and Pauline Cason J. Robert Edda Theiss, Linda and Bob Jack, Julia Foster Jeff Rymer, Beth Abraham and Mike Manganaro Tony Marino, Capt. John GiddyUp Bunch and Karl M. Gibbons Marie Jackson and Dellene Hasen Dante DiSabato, J. Roberts and Jenny Foegen Nessa and Joel SoorenkoNETWORKING See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
Robb & Stucky offers seminars on home-decorating B13REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Designers at Robb & Stucky Interiors present a variety of complimentary seminars every Thursday. Heres whats coming up next at the Naples showroom, 2777 Tamiami Trail N. All seminars begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 261-3969, ext. 7000. Thursday, July 30: Going Green Interior designer Meghan Garrett will share ideas and budget-friendly ways to make your home more environmentally friendly. Thursday, Aug. 6: The Art of Hanging a Flat Screen TV Robb & Stuckys Fred Rondina and Sligh representative Stephen Bowles will guide you through the steps of determining the perfect place for your flat screen TV, without disrupting the unique theme and style of your home. Thursday, Aug. 13: What Every Guy Wants: A Man Cave Just because its his domain doesnt mean it should stick out like a sore thumb. Design consultant Merrlis Weed will discuss how to make his room flow with the rest of your dcor while still providing a masculine atmosphere. Thursday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m.: Stump the Designer Bring your design dilemmas to this interactive presentation and a panel of Robb & Stucky experts will provide solutions. Thursday, Aug. 27: Window Dressing Design consultant Jim Shafer welcomes Robb & Stucky drapery workroom manager and national spokesperson for Window Coverings Magazine Joan Willis for a presentation about how window treatments can frame a stunning view or enhance the mood of a room. K evin Aizenshtat has joined Do wning-Frye Realty Inc. as a sales associate. Originally from Miami, Mr. Aizenshtat has been practicing real estate in Naples for more than eight years. He has listed and sold more than 20 properties across Southwest Florida and provides individualized service for customers buying and selling properties. He was previously a vice president in the Investment Division of First National Bank of Naples, now known as Fifth Third Bank. A graduate of Tulane University with a degree in finance, he is a member of NABOR and the National Association of Realtors. 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. Ms. 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. Marilyn Moir and Jill Kushner have joined Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc., Realtors. Ms. Moir is a broker associate who has been selling real estate since 1987 in the Clarkston, Mich., area, where she specialized in corporate relocation and the sale of residential, new construction and waterfront properties. Based on sales volume, she was ranked among the top 1 percent of agents in Southeastern Michigan and was elected to the RE/ MAX Hall of Fame. She attended the University of Detroit and holds several professional affiliations. A member of NABOR and the Florida and national associations of Realtors, she will work out of the Premier Gallery Office of Real Estate in the Northern Trust Building in Naples. Ms. Kushner will work out of the companys Bonita Springs office in The Promenade. She moved to Florida in 1984 from Eden Prairie, Minn., and her experience in real estate includes custom homebuilder and developer sales with WCI at The Colony. Before her career in real estate, she worked in television advertising for Fort Myers-based Waterman Broadcasting. Mr. Kushner studied business and marketing at Golden Valley Lutheran College in Minnesota and is a member of the Bonita Estero Area Realtors. Sarah Mihailoff has joined AJB Realty and Property Management LLC in Naples. A Michigan native, Ms. Mihailoff holds a degree in communications from Michigan State University and has worked in sales and marketing since moving to Southwest Florida in 2004. She worked as marketing specialist for GATES from 2005-2007 and has also worked as a marketing consultant. Ms. Mihailoff donates her time to Look Good Feel Better, an offset of the American Cancer Society, and is a member of the Naples Junior Womens Club.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOThe Man Cave will be the topic of a free design seminar at Robb & Stocky on Thursday, Aug. 13. AIZENSHTAT COHAN MOIR KUSHNER MIHAILOFFLondon Bay Homes introduces new floor plansNaples-based London Bay Homes has introduced The Reserve Collection of nine floor plans that range from 2,878 square feet to 4,561 square feet of air-conditioned living area. Extensive design options can increase the size of the homes by another 500 square feet to more than 1,900 square feet. Mark Wilson, president of London Bay Homes, says the new designs are in response to homebuyer feedback and current market conditions. Our customers are looking at local home prices and finding some impressive values in the Naples area, he says. Our new designs give us the ability to market brand new homes at prices that are comparable to what were seeing in the luxury end of the resale market. Prices for homes in The Reserve Collection range from the $800,000s to more than $2 million. London Bay Homes will build these residences on customers home sites from Southwest Florida north to Sarasota. Mr. Wilson believes homebuyers will appreciate the design flexibility offered in the plans that make up by The Reserve Collection. Some of these plans offer as many as a dozen structural design options, giving the customer the opportunity to create a home thats perfectly suited to their individual lifestyle, he says, adding, The Reserve Collection simplifies the process of designing and building a luxury home and also enables us to expedite the construction and delivery time frame. Within The Reserve Collection, the 3,859-square-foot Belita can add 538 square feet to its floor plan with the addition of an optional sitting area in the master bedroom, outdoor dining areas and third-car garage. Homebuyers can also convert the study to a fourth bedroom with additional bath, create a separate office area and add a fireplace, among other options. Base price of the Belita is in the $900,000s. The Liana, with 4,602 air-conditioned square feet, offers a more extensive level of options. Starting at $1.2 million, the Liana can add an additional 2,000 square feet with a second floor option, expanded outdoor living space, a storage area, balcony and a master bedroom seating area. A wet bar, butlers pantry and fireplaces are just some of the other extras available. Several of the floor plans are modeled after some of London Bay Homes bestselling homes, Mr. Wilson says, adding, We have also brought some new architectural styles to these homes that stretch beyond those most commonly found in the area. In addition to the classical Mediterranean architecture, elevations and interior treatments can have Tuscan, West Indies Colonial, traditional Florida, Italian or Spanish influences. Buyers also have numerous opportunities to select cabinetry, flooring, counter tops, paint, lighting and plumbing fixtures at the London Bay Homes Design Center. Interior designers from Romanza Interior Design are also available for consultation to London Bay clients. London Bay Homes has been serving luxury homebuyers throughout Southwest Florida for nearly 20 years. For more information, visit www.londonbay. com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTONEWSMAKERS
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premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 LUXURIOUS LIVING NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PARK SHORE tFountains grace entry of this 4 bedroom plus den two-level home. Overlooks bay. Leisure room, ofce, studio, pool/spa, dock. $4,695,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE ENCLAVE t#20 An architectural delight boasting over 6,200 SF. Third and 4th bedrooms were combined to make a true guest suite! $4,999,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973PARK SHORE LE JARDIN t#PH-102 On the beach. Over 6,000 SF of living area, 4 bedrooms, den, 5.5 baths. Great feel and ow in the plan. Furnished. $5,900,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534PARK SHORE LE RIVAGE tEstate Eleven North Savor Explosive Views! Professionally designed and encompasses 6,500+ SF. Four bedroom suites! Directly on the beach. $6,500,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973BAY COLONY REMINGTON t#PH-2104 Breathtaking panoramic Gulf views! Contemporary elegance, approx. 6,400 A/C SF, 4 bedroom, rooftop cabana/spa. Furnished. $9,499,000 | Tom McCarthy/Dorcas Briscoe | 594-9494 MOORINGS tMotivated Seller! Grand 2-story airy estate overlooks bay, boat lift with Gulf access. Large lanai with pool and spa. $3,495,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741MOORINGS SANCERRE t#503 The ultimate choice in luxury beachfront living. Three bedrooms plus den, private elevator, Gulf views. $3,550,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628MOORINGS tPanoramic western Bay views! Large ofce, artists studio, 3 bedroom, 4.5 baths. Lift, two docks, pool, double 2-car garages. $3,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939ESTATES AT BAY COLONY tThoughtfully designed, ve bedrooms, ve full and two half baths. Brazilian cherry wood, built-in cabinetry. $4,450,000 Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494BAY COLONY SHORES tCustom-built! First oor master bedroom suite, three guest suites, ofce and bonus room/5th bedroom. Pool/spa, outdoor kitchen, 3-car garage. $4,500,000 | Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 PARK SHORE tReminiscent of a French Chteau. Sophisticated details, 4 bedroom plus den in a fabulous Feng Shui plan. $2,850,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741PARK SHORE tNewly constructed residence offers 7840 total SF, 4 en-suite bedrooms and 2 half baths, 2-story living room. $2,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939BAY COLONY CONTESSA t#1101 Spectacular views, maximum natural light, the best elevation, and incredible lanai with new electric hurricane shutters. $2,995,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544PARK SHORE tMagnicent private 4 bedroom compound. Modern appointments, elevator, den, theatre, docks available, private beach. $3,195,000 Vickie Larscheid/Ann Marie Shimmer | 261-6161PARK SHORE PROVENCE t#904 Direct views of Gulf, Bay and beachfront park. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, spacious family room, granite kitchen. $3,295,000 Bette Helms/Adrienne Young/Anne Killilea | 261-6200 PARK SHORE ARIA t#604 Soak in beautiful Gulf and bay views. Sumptuous master suite, 2 suites, 3 full marble baths, natural gas replace. $2,395,000 Bette Helms/Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea | 261-6200BAY COLONY TRIESTE t#1004 Enjoy endless Gulf views from your Estate in the Sky! This 3 bedroom plus den has 3,400 SF A/C and 5-star resort amenities. $2,400,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411PARK SHORE LE CIEL PARK TOWER t#1501 Unobstructed views over park to Gulf, and east over bay and city. Nearly 3,000 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. $2,575,000 | Ed Cox/Jeff Cox | 860-8806BAY COLONY BRIGHTON t#501 Beautifully nished, immaculate midlevel 3 bedroom plus den/3.5 bath, Gulf views! Family room, large open glass-railed balcony. $2,699,000 | Leah D. Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899PARK SHORE LE PARC t#102 Spectacular panoramic views of the Gulf from this 3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath with southwestern exposure. $2,800,000 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033 BAY COLONY VILLALAPALMA tMagnicent 3 bedroom courtyard villa on a private cul-de-sac lot featuring 3,215 A/C SF including a private 2-story poolside cabana. VALUE PRICED. $1,995,000 Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494MOORINGS tFive bedrooms plus den, ve full baths, two half-baths. Home theatre with full bar. Space over the three-car garage. $1,997,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PARK SHORE PARK PLAZA t#504 Panoramic Gulf view from this spacious beach condominium. Granite counters and marble ooring. $2,370,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BAY COLONY CARLYSLE t#503 Fresh, newly upgraded, contemporary 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Gulf/preserve views. Golf Club membership available. Walk to the Ritz. $2,375,000 | Dorcas Briscoe | 594-9494PARK SHORE PARK PLAZA t#PH-5 Dramatic views to Sanibel/Captiva! Walls of glass, custom millwork, 12 ceilings, ofce, and gourmet kitchen. $2,375,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412 MOORINGS WESTGATE t#403N Reduced $555,000 from original price. Totally and exquisitely renovated beachfront three bedroom, three bath, expansive Gulf views. $1,795,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PARK SHORE BRITTANY t#V-20 Elegantly decorated multi-level, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath villa, 4,000 SF A/C, 6,709 total. Furnished. Gulf view from master bedroom. $1,800,000 | Philip N. Collins/Mary Riley | 404-6800MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE tThree bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths, and pool. Chefs kitchen. Outdoor screened living room with summer kitchen. $1,899,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301BAY COLONY VIZCAYA tRarely available! Single-story, 3 bedroom with 3,570+ total SF. Cobbled entry garden, gourmet kitchen and morning room. $1,975,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 PARK SHORE LA MER t#406 Beautiful and meticulously renovated large corner residence. Great Gulf/Park views. Southern exposure! Two bedrooms. $1,139,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123PARK SHORE TERRACES t#1206 Magnicent direct views of Gulf. New kitchen, upgraded appliances and granite counters. Neutral tones. Furnished! $1,150,000 | Polly Himmel | 290-3910PARK SHORE VILLA MARE tVenetian Bay views. Renovated 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath. New roof, double garage, boat docks available, steps to beach. Furn. $1,295,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412PARK SHORE VENETIAN VILLAS t#1900 Recently renovated, Bayfront villa with deeded beach access. Second oor, corner three bedroom with elevator. One-car garage. $1,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894PARK SHORE LE CEIL VENETIAN TOWER t#501 Views of Venetian Bay and city lights. Marble oors in main areas blend with soft neutral decor and carpeting. $1,495,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 MOORINGS ADMIRALTY POINT II t#PH-4 Penthouse level 2 bedroom. Bay views, large lanai and custom kitchen by Cornerstone. Deeded private garage included. $799,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444PARK SHORE BAY SHORE PLACE t#703 Luxury 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath home. Sit on your open lanai and look to the west to see the Gulf. $849,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080PARK SHORE VISTAS t#302 Reduced nearly $500,000 when last on market!Panoramic Gulf views from every room. Turnkey furnished 2 bedroom. $870,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235MOORINGS CLOISTERS t#4 Gracious setting and spectacular views! Two bedroom, 2.5 bath villa. Private elevator to 1st level, enclosed garage. $950,000 | Mimi Straub | 434-2424MOORINGS INDIES WEST t#A-4 TOES IN THE SAND EXPERIENCE! Oneof-a-kind 2 bedroom villa-style home. Protected marina with direct access docks. $1,100,000Adrienne Young/Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea | 261-6200 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS t #134 Long Venetian Bay views, new carpet and paint. Corner 2 bedroom with windows on 3 sides for a light, bright interior $549,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT I t#4B Fabulous location! Three bedrooms, incredible views of Venetian Bay. Steps to beach, ne dining and shopping. $645,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600MOORINGS LA TOUR RIVAGE t#101 This home lives like a beach house. Views of the Gulf. Remodeled and ready to move into. Two terraces, extra storage. $649,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE t#601 Right on the beach with gorgeous views! Two bedroom, 2 bath corner residence tastefully furnished with updated kitchen and more. $784,900 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980MOORINGS WINDEMERE t#204 Rarely available 3 bedroom corner bayfront condominium. Updated kitchen and baths, glassed-in lanai. Dock for lease. $795,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 BAY COLONY TOSCANA t#501 COMPLETELY UPDATED and absolutely SPECTACULAR!! Lives as if it were brand new! 2,800 A/C SF, 3 bedrooms, marble oors, stainless steel appliances, custom built bar. Gorgeous Gulf/Bay views. $2,295,000 Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah Ritchey | 594-9494
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 LUXURIOUS LIVING premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PARK SHORE tWide water views from recently updated, 2-story luxurious waterfront property offering 5 bedrooms, den, 6 bathrooms. $4,900,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PARK SHORE tNew construction home on Venetian Bay. Four bedrooms, library, game room, study, heated pool/spa, dock/hoist. $4,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE LE RIVAGE tEstate Nineteen South Encompassing over 6,000 SF featuring a great room, family room, library, and 4 bedroom suites. First class amenities! $5,900,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973MOORINGS tWaterfront 4 bedroom home plus den and game room; over 6,700 SF under air; 4-car garage, sound and security systems, pool and spa. $5,950,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE REGENT tEstate Six North Custom to Perfection! Explosive views and architectural renement. Tropical, seaside, beachfront. Uncompromised. $6,900,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 PARK SHORE tTwo-story home affords long water views. Five bedrooms, den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage, pool. Boat dock/lift. $3,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939MOORINGS SANCERRE t#501 Fabulously nished with upgraded appliances and alterations to make this four bedroom, four bath plan ow beautifully. $3,999,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PARK SHORE tNew on the water home in Addsion Mizner-style (to be constructed in) is a true showpiece. Floor plan available. $4,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741PARK SHORE ARIA t#PH-1701 Mesmerizing Gulf, bay, and city views! Gourmet kitchen, 3 bedrooms, den, family room. Pet friendly building. $4,295,000 Bette Helms/Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea | 261-6200PARK SHORE ENCLAVE t#22 Ultimate 360-degree views! Beachfront, encompassing 5,800 SF A/C, expansive terraces, only one Estate per oor. $4,850,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973 PARK SHORE ARIA t#605 Wonderful Gulf, Bay and City views from this 6th oor residence. Three bedrooms, granite countertops and 3 terraces. $2,495,000 | Polly Himmel | 290-3910PARK SHORE LE CIEL VENETIAN TOWER t#PH-104 Prime beachfront penthouse with glass walls and sliders for the epitome of views of the beach. Offered furnished. $2,595,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080PARK SHORE VILLA MARE tCompletely renovated beach villa. Stateof-the-art kitchen, private elevator. Impact glass, new roof and A/C. $2,595,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE LE PARC t#1603 Beachfront with direct Gulf views from every room. Fireplace in great room, 10 ceilings and glassed-in lanais. $2,790,000 | Kathryn Tout | 250-3583PARK SHORE LE JARDIN t#403 Sparkling sunsets from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath with an expansive 3,669 SF of living area. Beachfront living. $3,450,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PARK SHORE PROVENCE t#501 Neutral backgrounds, quality nishes and furnishings, 10 ft. ceilings. City, bay and Gulf views. Boat docks available $1,895,000 | Ed Cox/Jeff Cox | 860-8806PARK SHORE BRITTANY t#V-15 Stunning 4 bedroom plus den, 3-story villa. Fireplace, Brazilian cherry wood oors, stone oors and Gulf of Mexico views. $1,899,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741PARK SHORE LAMER t#504 Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath southwest corner residence. Spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and sunsets. $1,495,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939MOORINGS tCompletely renovated! Western sunsets over Bowline Bay. Travertine marble, stainless appliances, granite counters. $2,325,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444PARK SHORE ARIA t#703 Outstanding views! Crema Marl and hand scraped maple oors, three bedrooms, three baths, 2 balconies, replace, 10 ceilings. $2,495,000 | John Ingram | 250-3777 PARK SHORE TERRACES t#1505 Spectacular views in all directions. New, top-quality throughout. Tweny-four hour security, pool, guest suites and more. $1,145,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678PARK SHORE VENETIAN VILLAS t#1500 Old European ambiance in a charming 3 bedroom on Venetian Bay. Two-story retreat, two large balconies. Boat docks available. $1,400,000 Phyllis ODonnell/Patrick ODonnell | 269-6161PARK SHORE PARK PLAZA t#802 Residence is prepared for renovation down to the frame. Buyer can create their own space and decor. $1,500,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PARK SHORE VENETIAN VILLAS t#2900 Panoramic view of Bay. Exquisite Nantucket dcor in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa. Private elevator and private beach access. $1,625,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005PARK SHORE PARK PLAZA t#1600 This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with over 3,000 SF, enjoys views of the Gulf from every room. Expansive glassed-in and shuttered lanai. $1,895,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PARK SHORE BAY SHORE PLACE t#406 Wraparound views of the Gulf and Venetian Bay. Tastefully updated 3 bedroom residence. Furnished. Shops nearby. $899,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494PARK SHORE LA MER t#905 Beach house in the sky! Two bedrooms, over 2,230 total SF and totally renovated! Views of surf and swaying palm trees. $950,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT WEST t#403 Overlooking Venetian Bay. Granite, wood cabinets, stainless appliances, three bedrooms, two baths, balcony from master. $995,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600MOORINGS SHORES OF NAPLES t#61 Unbelievable Gulf views! Totally remodeled top-to-bottom. Two bedroom midrise will give you sunsets all year long! $999,900 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231MOORINGS BILLOWS t#1 Charming villa on south-end location. Newly updated and an innovatively reworked oor plan enhances privacy. $1,037,700 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498 PARK SHORE SAVOY t#518 Forever views! Tastefully renovated 18th oor, 2 bedroom! Granite kitchen and cherry oors. Turnkey furnished. $899,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PARK SHORE SOLAMAR t#602 Gulf views from this nearly every room in this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence. Furnished. Walk to Venetian Village. $795,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980PARK SHORE tGorgeous Delphi 2 bedroom plus den villa in private community. Den with closet could be 3rd bedroom. Pool, spa, tness center. $800,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161PARK SHORE TROPICS t#151 This tropical residence offers voluminous ceiling heights, with private views of the Venetian Bay and the pool area. $850,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534PARK SHORE BAY SHORE PLACE t#806 Incredible sunshine and sunset views of Gulf from every room. Designer decorated. Gated security 24/7. $890,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PARK SHORE PIEDMONT CLUB t#204 Finely appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath with wide western bay views! Turnkey furnished. Intimate complex with bayside pool. $775,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 MOORINGS ADMIRALTY POINT II t#703 Gulf and Bay views from 7th oor lanai. Docks, private beach access and bayside clubhouse in secluded, gated commnity. $650,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611PARK SHORE COLONADE tAthena model with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Marble oors, new kitchen cabinets, plantation shutters and 10 ceilings. $695,000 | Julie Rembos/Linda Ohler | 595-1809MOORINGS LAUSANNE t#PH-701N Impeccably detailed and renovated penthouse level residence. Tile ooring, crown mouldings and hurricane shutters. $749,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411MOORINGS tPristine condition 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Many recent upgrades, screened pool/spa and outstanding view of the Moorings Country Club. $765,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 MOORINGS AMBASSADOR CLUB t#111 Panoramic bay views. Remodeled kitchen with Sub-Zero freezer, new ceramic tile, and updated baths. Boat docks available. $499,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB t#404 Gulf and bay views from this turnkey 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Newer kitchen cabinetry, counters and appliances. Boat slips available. $549,000 | Ed Cox/Jeff Cox | 860-8806PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS t#342 Boat dock #23 included! Water views from this 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath top-oor furnished residence. $599,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER t#11 Gulf views from this lovely villa. Turnkey furnished. Glassed-in, A/C lanai, under-building parking. Tile oors. $625,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304PARK SHORE SURFSEDGE t#200 Motivated Seller 2 bedroom plus den, 2 balconies for outdoor living. Boat docks for lease or purchase. Bring All Offers. $650,000 | Ann S. Zampogna | 580-7367
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. >$2,000,00018 ROYAL HARBOR 2220 Snook Drive $2,500,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 19 OLD NAPLES 366 Central Avenue $2,900,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 403-4529 >$3,000,00020 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 21 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,499,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 22 OLD NAPLES 244 4th Avenue North $3,595,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 23 PORT ROYAL AREA 3541 Gordon Drive $3,995,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304>$4,000,000 24 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $4,695,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 25 PARK SHORE 310 Turtle Hatch Road $4,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$5,000,000 26 MOORINGS 2351 Windward Way $5,950,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 27 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628>$6,000,000 28 GREY OAKS 1825 Plumbago $6.3 million Amerivest Realty David William Auston 239-273-1376>$9,000,00029 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $9,900,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 TRAIL ACRES 161 4th St. N $159,500 Downing Frye Doreen Vachon 239-643-0636>$300,000 2 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $300s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8>$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-4>$500,0004 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $549,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 5 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 255 Park Shore Drive #342 $599,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562 >$600,0006 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 7 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $600s. Premier Properties Call 800-311-3622 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun 12-5 8 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #11 $625,000 Premier Properties Marilyn Moir 919-2400 9 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK 218 Monterey Drive $629,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 10 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. $699,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 >$700,00011 MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 $729,900 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$900,000 12 OLD NAPLES SPELLBINDER VILLAS OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street South $999,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 13 MOORINGS SHORES OF NAPLES 2401 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #61 $999,900 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 14 PINE RIDGE 627 West Street $999,999 Premier Properties Dina L. Moon 370-1252>$1,000,000 15 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15628 Villoresi Way $1,225,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 16 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 470 Egret Avenue $1,399,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 17 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
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM GOLFING MEDITERRA PADOVA tUnsurpassed quality in this BCB built, Greenhouse certied home. An extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF and panoramic golf views. Generator, putting green and ve-zoned A/C. $4,850,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BENVENUTO tSpectacular Kurtz-built home. Mouldings, built-ins, niches, woodwork and superior nishes. Coffee bar, large wine cellar, and replaces! Views of the south golf course. Large estate lot. Fruit trees. $6,295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VERONA tBeautiful 4 bedroom custom-built McGarvey home overlooks preserve. Family room, den/study, replace, volume ceilings, electric screens/shutters. Entertain outdoors with kitchen, replace and pool. $3,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266PADOVA tGracious 4 bedroom plus den home with 7,015 total SF. Furnished, and detailed by archways, niches, stone detail, marble oor and barrel vaulted ceiling. Summer kitchen, pool, spa and stone replace. $3,485,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420RAVELLO tMediterranean style residence with 4 bedrooms plus study, 5.5 baths. Covered loggia with summer kitchen and replace. A private attached cabana guest suite, custom library/study. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PADOVA tComfortable elegance in this 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath estate home. Volume ceilings with coffer and tray detail, marble ooring, guest suite with private balcony, and grand master suite with lake views. Pool/spa. $3,499,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VERONA tStunning 4 bedroom, den, 4.5 bath home enjoys private and protected preserve views. Faux nishes, tray and coffer ceilings, mouldings, polished and chisel edged marble. Private pool, luxurious master suite. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420IL TREBBIO tTuscan-style designer Avignon model, four bedrooms, stone ooring, loft and stone replace. Outside lanai features a replace, summer kitchen and fabulous pool/spa overlooking the golf course. Furnished. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MARCELLO tCustom-built 4 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath with exquisite kitchen cabinetry and Viking appliances. All bedrooms are oversized with large bathrooms for each guest suite. Beautiful lanai with summer kitchen. $2,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AMARONE tLocated in a small enclave of 12 homes, this 4 bedroom plus den has gorgeous natural light and a beautiful view across the lake to preserve. Completely custom-designed by an interior designer. $1,850,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266PADOVA tBetter than new! Exquisite interior backgrounds, four bedrooms plus den with pristine and peaceful views of the lake and preserve! Pool, spa, outdoor kitchen area, orchid garden and pond area! $2,190,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420CELLINI tCustom-built home with numerous high-end nishes. Stone and hardwood ooring, media room and large guest suites. Lanai with cypress ceilings, replace, summer kitchen, tropical lagoon pool/spa. $2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420IL TREBBIO tMagnicent BCB-built estate home on a 3/4 acre golfview lot. Hurricane glass, Jerusalem stone and granite accents a spacious 4 bedroom plus den oor plan. Owner will consider all reasonable offers. $2,500,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 FELICITA tFurnished lakefront home with southern exposure. Floorto-ceiling sliders in the great room open to fabulous pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, seating and eating area. $1,599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MILAN tCustom built three bedroom plus den, 3 and one-half bath villa with an expanded oor plan. A chefs kitchen with breakfast bar and work island. Tropical screened outdoor living area and loggia. $1,649,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BELLEZZA tCapri II plan overlooking 13th fairway displays all the charms. Premium oversized site, expanded pool, spa and outdoor entertainment area. Interior design by Collins & Dupont Interiors. Fully furnished. $1,749,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266BELLEZZA tSubtle sophistication. Highly impressive, ideally situated villa. Carefully chosen colors and fabrics, state-of-the-art appliances and electronics. Immaculate, sun-splashed retreat. Furnished. $1,800,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 VILLORESI tBeautiful nishes complement this villa home. 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Chess, anyone?New club invites players of all ages and abilities to meet at Mercato book store. C12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Dinner and a showNot far off U.S. 41, Bay House delivers a stellar dining experience and a nature show, too. C23 Married to a Mad ManMyra Janco Daniels late husband, Draper Daniels, helped inspire Don Draper of TVs Mad Men. C8 The Ugly TruthTheres not one line, scene or sequence that isnt straight out of the traditional romantic-comedy playbook. C11 HE AMERICAN LANGUAGE IS A RICH AND COLORFUL thing, full of strange words and unusual phrases. One thing I like about language is the way it reflects our culture, our social history, says writer Ralph Keyes (his last name rhymes with eyes.) Theres just endless variation and I think revelation about ourselves in the way we speak, the words we use. Mr. Keyes, perhaps best known for his bestseller Is There Life After High School? which was made into a Broadway Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Naples Players summer musical blockbuster, continues in a new incarnation as the teens of KidzAct present Thoroughly Modern Millie, Teen Version Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7, 8, and 9, in Blackburn Hall at Sugden Community Theatre. KidzAct is the youth company of The Naples Players. Thoroughly Modern Millie is the Tony Award-winning story of Millie, a small-town girl in the Roaring s who arrives in the big city with dreams of marrying for money rather than for love. After all, shes a modern girl, a flapper who meets up with all sorts of characters, high-brow and low-rent, at the hotel where she lives and plays. Intrigue, mystery, and romance combine to create a toe-tapping, Charleston-dancing, Keystone Kops-comedy thats fun for the whole family. The adult performers version of the show earned rave reviews, and the KidzAct teens are confident that their version will be a hit as well. The two productions share more than just sets, props, and costumes: Four of the actors in the grown-up Millie were KidzAct graduates, two were KidzAct instructors, and two others have children in the current KidzAct program.TSEE RETRO, C4 SEE MILLIE, C18 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYnews@ oridaweekly.com KEYESTeen troupe turns Thoroughly Modern Millie into their scene >> What: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Teen Version >> Who: KidzAct of The Naples Players >> Where: Sugden Community Theater >> When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9>> Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and younger >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org if you go BY NANCY STETSON ____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.com
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Aug. 5August Specialat a Special PriceSpecial treatmentMassage $1 a minutePlease Call 239-254-1288 European Facial$50by appointment only Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com came into my life the tall, hunky, hero type I immediately cast him as the lead male in my Disney-like fantasy. Curious if our relationship was written in the stars or star-crossed, I ran a Google search on his astrological sign. It turned up the usual results, things like He is generous in the matters of time and money and He will be very passionate in love. But the line that caught my attention a piece of advice for lovers trying to hook this sign gave me hope for this budding romance. You must learn to behave like the heroine in novels and storybooks, it said. This, I thought, is what Ive been training for my whole life. As a child, I was a Disney aficionado. I was driven by passion, a keen interest that went beyond mere entertainment. It was the storylines, to be sure, and the witty dialogue and fantastic settings. But more than anything it was the training. Disney movies, with their casts of beautiful heroines, taught me everything I needed to know about being a woman. As I hovered at the shaky cusp of adolescence, my most important muse was Ariel of The Little Mermaid. She was pretty of course with a touching navet and a knack for witty repartee. But what she really had, and I coveted above all else, was a voice. She could belt out those Disney ballads with the best of them, a legacy shed earned from her porcelain-faced forebears, the Snow Whites and Sleeping Beauties of earlier generations. Me? Im a quick study, but no amount of training could put my voice on that mermaids level. Not even in the vicinity. The saddest part was that I believed, in the magical thinking that allows children to endorse Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, that I had a great voice. This lasted as far as sixth grade chorus tryouts when I learned, Studying hard to be a Disney princess SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org Kindness? Check. Innocence? Check. An ability to communicate with wild animals? Check...to my everlasting chagrin, that I didnt have the pipes to be a Disney princess. If I couldnt sing my way into a heroine role, I could at least master the other star qualities. So, I redoubled my efforts elsewhere. Kindness? Check. Innocence? Check. An ability to communicate with wild animals? Check. (Thankfully, I grew up in a household blessed with many cats we topped out at 17 so I was able to develop those woodlandcreature-whisperer qualities early on). And dont even get me started on the hair. If theres one characteristic every Disney girl has got going on, its a flowing mane (and Ive been working on mine for years). Sure, they come in all colors, but you wont see a single cartoon beauty with a close crop. In this months Elle magazine, writer Johanna Cox talks about her experience going from long locks to a pixie cut and asks Bravos The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger for her opinion. Men want what they want in a woman because of what they learned when they were little boys, Ms. Stanger says. Think about it: Who did they grow up wanting to rescue? Cinderella and Rapunzel didnt have edgy bobs. When a new love d ca m he r th e ta sy w r i r a n ca l t h in te r be th a ad v s i gn ro m l i ke b o o I ve c eroine role, I could at least master the th er star q ua l ities. So, I re d ou bl e d my e ff orts elsewhere. Kindness? h ec k. Inn oce n ce ? C h ec k. A n ability to communicate w it h wi ld anima l s? C h ec k T hankfully, I g rew up n a h o u se h o ld b l esse d w ith many cats we o ppe d out at 17 so was a bl e to d eve l p t h ose woo dl an dr eature-whis p err qualities ear ly n) And dont v en g et m e t art e d o n th e a ir. If theres one h aracteristic v e r y D isn ey i rl yo yo u wont see a single cartoon beauty w it h a c l ose cro p In t h is mont h s E ll e ma g azine, writer Jo h anna Co x x talks about her ex p eri ri en en ce c g oing from long lo lo ck ck s to a pixie cut an d as as ks ks Bravos T h e Mi l li li o nair e Mat c hmak e r Pa P tt t i Stanger f or her op op inion. Men want wh at t h e y want in a w o man bec au se of w hat they learned when they were l itt l e b oys, Ms. S tan g er says. Think a bo ut it: W ho did they g row up wantin i g to rescue? Ci C n de r ell a a nd Ra p unzel didnt hav e e dg y b o b s. Wh en a n e w l o v e
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 musical, recently released I Love It When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech. ($25.95, St. Martins Press) Retrotalk, or retroterms, he says, are words or phrases that make sense to people of the same era, but may not make sense to younger generations, or to immigrants. For example, he writes, Retrotalk is a slippery slope of puzzling allusions to past phenomena. Such allusions take the form of retroterms, verbal artifacts that hang around in our national conversation long after the topic they refer to has galloped into the sunset. They are verbal fossils, ones that outlive the organism that made their impression in the first place. They could be a person, a product, a past bestseller, an old radio or TV show, an athletic contest, a comic strip, an acronym, or an advertisement long forgotten. Think of it as looking at the generation gap from a different angle. Each new generation has always formed their own slang and catch-phrases, partially in order to differentiate themselves from their elders. But the older generations phrases and common terms of reference may be equally indecipherable to those younger. For example, he says that cultural references such as you sound like a broken record, stuck in a groove, rpm flip side and B-side might not make any sense to a generation that uses iPods. They might not know what bigger than a breadbox means, or -pound weakling, what Watergate was, or why you shouldnt drink the Kool-Aid. Mr. Keyess son Scott was born right after the worlds worst nuclear power plant disaster occurred in Ukraine. And when he was in middle school, he went up to his mother and asked, Mom, whos this Cher Noble I keep hearing about? Isnt that funny? Mr. Keyes says. And so understandable. I saw a movie once, it might have been Raising Arizona. And this young woman goes into a motel, closes the door. And its an old motel, and has a rotary phone. She looks at it and scowls, and then she picks up the receiver and starts punching the holes in the dial! Its like, Come on, why isnt this working? But think about the terms we still use that are related to actually dialing a rotary phone: dial tone. Dial-up service to get onto the Internet. Dial for dollars. These are all based on an obsolete technology. And thats the esssence of a retroterm. Some old words are applied to new products, he says. For example, dashboard used to refer to an angled board used to protect buggy users from the muddy backspash of horses hooves. Now we use it for the inside panel of a car behind the steering wheel. And Mac computer users know the term as something that shows mini-applications called widgets. In his book, Mr. Keyes writes that new circumstances demand new words, however, and Americans have always been up to the task of supplying them. A recurring question in this book is why some endure as retroterms while others dont. He comes up with a list. Retroterms strike a chord, fill a void, excite strong feeling and are fun to say. I cant believe I ate the whole thing didnt last as long as a catch-phrase, but Wheres the beef? did. Orwellian, he says, is more fun to say than Kiplingesque. And words such as cootie, rope-a-dope, RETROFrom page 1 sizzle and bimbo are just fun to say. But even those of the same generation might not understand all retroterms. In one humorous story in I Love It When You Talk Retro, Mr. Keyes recounts the story of an older woman who saw the word Ka-ching! in a headline. She thought the term came from China, so asked all her Asian friends what it meant, not realizing it was the sound an old manual cash register makes. Mr. Keyess favorite phrase is pound weakling. I grew up reading comic books with these Charles Atlas ads, where Max, the 98-pound weakling, got sand kicked in his face, he says. (After going through the Charles Atlas plan, Max returns to beat up the bully and win the girl.) And I like some of these where I had to learn (their origins), he says. For example, scuttlebutt was the water barrel where sailors gathered on ships. The barrel was called the butt, and the hole where you got the water out of was called the scuttle. They would share gossip like people did over watercoolers later on. That was fun to learn. The book was originally three times the size; Mr. Keyes had to whittle it down to a more manageable length. Still, its chock full of stories of how certain words and phrases came to be, words such as gizmo, chop chop, cold turkey, blue stocking, mug shot, cut a rug and nudge nudge, wink wink. In the Bs alone it refers to Babbitt, Barney Fife, Big Brother, Blanche DuBois, Bonnie and Clyde, the Boston Strangler, Buck Rogers and Buster Brown. His fascination with retrotalk, Mr. Keyes says, is the way that the words and phrases which we use are so indicative of our generation, or what time we grew up in. And I think the catchphrases we rely on are just as ingrained as when were young as our taste in music, our hairstyle, and the clothes we wear. And thats what I try to talk about in I Love It When You Talk Retro. In April, Ralph Keyes wrote an opinion piece that ran in Editor & Publisher, a trade magazine for journalists. Then all hell broke lose. He suggests journalists should stop using retrotalk, claiming it alienates young readers. By using it they set themselves apart from those born in the last three of four decades, he wrote. He feels that terms such as stuck in a groove, -pound weakling, drop a dime and a tough row to hoe would be confusing to them. One example he gives is a comment by New York Times columnist David Brooks on Meet the Press, who said Hilary Clinton was Emily Post in her first presidential debate and Howard Beale in the second. (The first reference is, of course, to the etiquette expert who literally wrote the definitive book on the subject, and the second is to a character in the film Network who says hes as mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.) Mr. Keyes also references a column Mr. Brooks wrote in which he said, And not to get all Rod McKuen on you or anything I got into a lot of trouble for writing that opinion piece, Mr. Keyes says. It was like stepping in a hornets nest, all the angry responses I got from all the older journalists: What do you mean I cant compare Tim Geithner to Eddie Haskell? Of course, if you have to explain that Eddie Haskell was the know-it-all neighbor on the 50s TV sitcom Leave It to Beaver, then you just might have to explain that Mr. Geithner is the treasury secretary too. It worries me when people in the press, or when theyre on TV, talk that way and do it constantly, he says It becomes like a constant conversation among baby boomers. I think the implicit message is, If you dont understand what were talking about, beat it. Dont you have any Twittering to do? The responses rolled in. One unsigned response read: Frankly, I am appalled by this article. As if there arent enough dumb and uninformed people of all ages in this country, does Mr. Keyes have to contribute to the dumbing down of America? Oh, excuse me, isnt that a retro reference too? Adam Hanft wrote: If younguns dont know Sunset Boulevard or All About Eve or any of a hundred other examples of journalistic shorthand, their lives are the poorer for it. Why should writers bowdlerize their language rather than inspire readers to go and look something up? And all of us who have allowed a generation to grow up believing that anything that happened before their time is de facto of little interest are the Great Deprivers. Tom Loewy of the Galesburg Register-Mail agreed that using too many references can be lazy journalism. But, he says, the way he learned about many things was by reading newspapers. If a columnist alluded to something he didnt know about, we asked adults, went to the library, read other stories. He feels that Mr. Keyes argument smacks of the old readers are stupid canard. They arent. He closes his letter by saying, Perhaps more people should know about Norma Desmond or Jimmy the Greek or Imelda Marcos. Moreover, maybe they are willing to find out. Reading, after all, should challenge, enrage, inform, perplex and comfort us. Dont ever assume readers arent willing to work a little. Yet, if you should only use terms everyone knows, as Mr. Keyes seems to suggest, how do you know what those terms are? Our cultural references change at warp speed now, much faster than it used to, Mr. Keyes agrees. You used to be able to count on certain forms of music, or certain fashions or certain literary forms sticking around for a generation or two at least. But now they change (much faster.) I think now a generation gap can occur not only between parents and children, but between siblings. So I think in that degree, we dont have nearly the sense of common references that we used to have. It enhances the whole issue of retroterms. But, he says, while he doesnt feel hes here to correct any deficiencies in our education system I am here to pick up on obscure historical references that we allude to all the time, that may not be clear to very well-educated people. Especially if theyre younger. Or if theyre immigrants. They werent here to know who June Cleaver was, or Donna Reed. Perhaps part of the uproar to Mr. Keyes opinion piece has to do with the fact that journalists at dailies across the country have already suffered from editors telling them to dumb down their stories; to write shorter, less complex articles; to focus on celebrity journalism and to cater to interests the reader might have, rather than focus on the news, or what they may need to know. Journalists have experienced the continual shrinking of the space devoted to news stories, and have either lost their jobs or seen their colleagues lose their jobs so papers can hire workers fresh out of college, thus saving money. Now Mr. Keyes comes along and seems to suggest they should dumb down their stories. No wonder there was an outcry. Im with Mr. Keyes, in that I hate seeing lazy journalism; I dont like a comparison if its been overused, or doesnt really work. Ive read one too many reviews comparing a novel about an alienated teenager to The Catcher in the Rye. But I read to learn, and I dont expect to understand everything I read. Thats how you learn about new people, new artists, movies. Thats how you learn new things. Personally, I feel insulted anything is dumbed down and seems created to appeal to the lowest common denominator. I recently attended a play written by a British playwright. In the dialogue, he used British terms such as gob and made up with himself. If you werent familiar with those terms, you could figure it out from the context. And after seeing No Country For Old Men, I wrote to a friend and told her that the cinematography reminded me of Gregory Crewdsons photographs. She wrote back and said that she hadnt heard of him before, had looked him up, loved his photos, and agreed. She thanked me for introducing her to someones work she hadnt previously known. If we start dumbing down articles in papers, where will it end? Detective novels have their own colorful jargon. Should we take out all those terms and water it down? Should we rewrite Shakespeare in 21st century English and delete any parts deemed confusing? Should the drug dealers in HBOs The Wire have not spoken slang? If we start dumbing down, where will it stop? In earlier times, people had more common frames of reference, both in culture and pop culture. There was no cable or Internet, people watched the same network TV shows or listened to the same radio shows. People read more and understood literary allusions. Now media has splintered into numerous fragments. Dumbing down: Where will it stop?BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks live bands Bay House Wednesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m., Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean jazz duo. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Bayshore Coffee Co. Thursday: Uptown Latin Jazz. Friday: Frontline Bluegrass. Monday: Jen Zen, Jason Jefferies, Casey and Matt Chadwick. Wednesday: Open mic night. 2727 Bayshore Drive. 775-5676. Bricktops at Waterside Shops Frank Smith on guitar every Wednesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m. 596-9112. Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 1-2 (call ahead for open hours and specific show times): Russ Morrison and Frontline Bluegrass In concert at Bayshore Coffee Company from 7-10 p.m. Friday. 775-5676. Rookery Bay Kids get in free from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Road. 417-6310 or www. rookerybay.org. Kathy Spalding The Rookery Bay Continuum and ARTScool 2009 Student Exhibition Naples Art Association exhibits at The von Liebig Art Center. Friday and Saturday, 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Naples Jazz Masters Saturday afternoon at The Norris Center. 2133049 or www.naplesgov.com. Lions, Tigers, & Bears, At the Naples Zoo, Saturday is a free day for Collier County residents. 262-5409 or www.napleszoo.org. Contemporary Seminole Arts and Crafts by Pedro Osceola Zepeda On exhibit at the Collier County Museum. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.org. Best bets for the weekend Thursday, July 30 This weeks theater The fun-lovin guys of Frontline Bluegrass (a.k.a. Ghinko Biloba) bring their raucous brand of pickin and grinnin to Bayshore Coffee Company from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 31. There will be a $5 cover charge. 2727 Bayshore Drive. 775-5676. Mulan Jr. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre in Fort Myers presents Mulan Jr. July 30, 31 and Aug. 2. Travel back to the legendary, story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disneys Mulan. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Peter Pan Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the high-flying adventure Peter Pan through Aug. 8. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Wildlife Cruise Take a two-hour cruise through Rookery Bay aboard the Good Fortune with The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. $25 for Conservancy adult members and $12 for member children ages 3-12; $30 and $15, respectively, Friday, July 31 Beachcombing Join a ranger at Delnor-Wiggins State Park for a guided beach walk beginning at 9:30 a.m. Learn seashells, sea creatures and tidal movement. Park entrance fee applies. Call 5976196 to sign up. 11135 Gulf Shore Drive. Parents Night Out Drop the kids off at King Richard Family Fun Park for dinner, games, rides and a movie. $25 per child. Call 598-2042 to save a spot. 6780 Airport Pulling Road. Free Concert Miromar Outlets in Estero presents The Marc Vee Jazz Band in a free concert from 6-8 p.m. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. A Lot of Bull Germain Arena in Estero hosts the PBR Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour at 8 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1. Tickets: $12-$52. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com. Saturday, August 1 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. Palm Cottage Tours Visit the Naples Historical Societys historic Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. 137 12th Avenue South. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. Made in Florida The Collier County Museum presents a free showing of movies shot in Florida at 1 p.m. every Saturday. Today: On an Island with You (1948), filmed in Cypress Gardens and starring Esther Williams, Peter Lawford and Jimmy Durante. 3301 Tamiami Trail East, in the Collier County Government Center. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.org. Free Concert Waterside Shops presents the tropical sounds of Denny Scott from 2-5 p.m. in the pavilion. 598-1605. Grand Opening King Richards Sports Pub opens with a party for the whole family from 5-8 p.m. 6780 Airport Pulling Road. 598-2042. Sunday, August 2 Basically Bluegrass The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida hosts its Basically Bluegrass Concert and Pick-In beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Featured acts are The Sawgrass Drifters, the Cape Coral Cutups and Impromptu Assembly. Pickers are welcome to join the jam session under the shade tree. Admission: $6 at the gate or $25 annual AMS membership. 11831 Bayshore Rd. 248-8906 or www.palmgrass.com. Monday, August 3 Trivia Night Test your trivia knowledge beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 9259 Mercato Way. 594-9400. Served Mon-Sat 6:30AM until 11AM good all day every dayfor non-member adults and children ages 3-12. Reservations required. Call 403-4236. Quiz Night Exercise your brain beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The English Pub, 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. naplesfilmfest.com. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna. Friday and Saturday: Love Funnel. Monday: Overthrowing Amy. Tuesday: Geek Skwad. Wednesday: Love Funnel. 594-3460. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday: Blues and jazz with Rick Howard, Dave Tregether, John Lamb and Bob Zottola. 8-11 p.m. Saturday: Acousticlectic Music for the Easily Amused by Beck. 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday: Bob Zottola & The Expandable Jazz Band with Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean. 6436 Naples Blvd. 598-9463. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin. Friday: Barefoot Geno. Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney. Monday: Patrick. 457 Fifth Avenue South. 649-5140. South Street City Oven & Grill 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday: Caasey the teen singing powerhouse. 5:30 p.m. Friday: Acoustic rock with Maxi Courtney. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday: Brown Truck and Lowlight. 9:30 .m. Wednesday: Maxi Courtney. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333.
WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Upcoming events 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. Dora the Explorer The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers welcomes the familiar songs and all the favorite characters in Dora the Explorer Live! at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdayu, Aug. 12. 4814849 or www.bbmannpah.com. We welcome you to the new Publix at Publix is Open Mon. Sat. 9am 8pm & Sun. 9am 7pm www.avemaria.com Directions to Publix:From Oil Well Road:Take Oil Well Road (East) to Ave Maria Blvd., then make a right on Avila AvenueFrom Camp Keais Road:Take Camp Keais Road (South) to Pope John Paul II Blvd., then turn left on Colby Street Pop e John Paul II Blvd. Oil Well RoadCamp Keais RoadColby St.Avila AvenuePublix AnnunciationCircle Ave Maria Blvd. 239-649-0559At Corner of Airport-Pulling & Pine Ridge Roads In Carillon PlaceVisit our website : www.wildsidecafe.orgBUY ONE Entre& receive secondEntre at 50% OFF*with purchase of 2 beverages** Must bring ad. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Will accept comparable coupons. *Coupon valid 7 days a week.EXPIRES 8/05/09ALL DAY! EVERY DAY! BUY ONEBreakfast EntreGet OneEntre FREEwith purchase of 2 beverages**Not valid on Sundays Must bring ad One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Will accept comparable coupons.EXPIRES 8/05/09 Join us from 7-10am at Carillon Place is OPEN7 Days A Week 7am-2:30pm Show your AAA card and receive25% offyour meal! $1BEER*7oz. Beers* AFE LUNAAFE LUNA $29.9921 Kathy Griffin Comedian Kathy Griffin returns to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall with a brand new show on Thursday, Aug. 13. 481-4849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com. More Auditions 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. Tuesday, August 4 Wednesday, August 5 Trivia Night Its Team Trivia Night beginning at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Celebrity Bartender Night Shulas Steak House welcomes Tony Marino. All tips collected will benefit Bosom Buddies; complimentary hors doeuvres. 6-9p.m. 239-430-4999. 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Cinema Under the Stars The free movie starts around sundown in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. This week: Shark Tales. 267-0783. Snake Stories Herpetologist Paul Allen will discuss the habits and habitat of Floridas most common snakes. The free program takes place from 2-3 p.m. at the Collier County Museum, 3301 Tamiami Trail East, in the Collier County Government Center. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.org. Historic Walking Tour A guided tour of the Naples Historic District sets out on foot from Palm Cottage at 9 a.m. Reservations required. The cottage is open for tours from 1-4 p.m. 137 12th Avenue South. 2618164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. Kathy Griffin
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 amusing is that at that afternoons press conference, he introduced her as Myrna Junco, managing to get both her first and last names wrong. In her article for Chicago magazine, Mrs. Daniels calls Draper Daniels a character and a brilliant wordsmith and conceptualist who was fair and kind. The two of them, she writes, worked on a number of campaigns together, including Motorola car radios, Freeman shoes, Derby Tamales, and many others. When he proposed, she was shocked, she says, adding she hadnt thought of him romantically. Plus, she already had a fianc. When she realized the proposal was serious, she asked her fianc for a years sabbatical. Mr. Daniels immediately bought her a ring. Not thinking it would really happen, she says, she told him she couldnt even think about marrying someone without a years courtship. He courted her for six weeks before they were married at a courthouse. The merger was apparently one of the best in advertising. It lasted from 1967 until his death from cancer in 1983. They do look alike (her late husband and the character Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm), she says. They both smoke the same way. Their mannerisms and dress are similar. Dan wore more tweedy things than Don Draper. Dan would go to London once a year and buy six suits. He wore suits with leather patches at the elbows For work, that was his look. The two are alike in being wildly creative, but Don Draper is a ruthless character, she adds. I didnt think Dan was. I didnt know a ruthless bone in his body. And she knew ad agencies that were very much like Sterling Cooper in Mad Men, though Draper Daniels Inc., was not like that, she says. As for all the drinking? There were two-martini lunches, she confirms. Oh, boy. They all drank like crazy and they all womanized. But as for her husband, I wouldve killed him if he did something like that when I knew him. Mrs. Daniels herself is a non-drinker, and she says her husband also abstained, once they became a couple. According to her biography, Mrs. Daniels started Wabash Advertising in Terre Haute, Ind., and within a year had built it into a million-dollar business. At 38, she became the executive vice president of Roche, Rickerd, Henri, Hurst Inc., in Chicago, an agency formed by the merger of two firms. As the first woman to hold that position for either company, she was a pioneer. She was the first woman to head up a national advertising agency and the youngest woman to win the National Advertising Federation Advertising Woman of the Year award. I was referred to as that girl, she says. The men walked around in three-piece suits. They couldnt understand how that girl got that job. When she was looking for a top creative person, a headhunter told her of Draper Daniels, who in the 1950s had been the creative head of Leo Burnett in Chicago. Their first meeting was memorable. He came in to interview, and wound up asking more questions than he answered. And the meeting, which started at 5:15 p.m., lasted well into the evening, Mrs. Daniels says. In fact, at 10 p.m., he asked if she wanted to grab a couple hamburgers, and the meeting continued. He told her he wanted to buy the business, and that he also wanted her to stay with the company. What she didnt know was that the next morning, Mr. Daniels went back and told the headhunter that within two years, Miss Janco would become Mrs. Daniels. What makes it even more ARTS COMMENTARY As you probably know, Mad Men, the AMC cable series about advertising executives in the late 1950s and early s, is hot. In 2008 it won an Emmy Award for best drama series and six Golden Globes. It begins its much-anticipated third season Sunday, Aug. 16, and the recently released DVD of the second season has been flying off the shelves. What you might not know is that the character Don Draper, creative director of Sterling Cooper, the shows fictional advertising agency, is based in part on Draper Daniels, a legendary figure in advertising. And Mr. Daniels, in addition to being the guy who created the Marlboro Man, was the husband of Myra Janco Daniels, CEO and founder of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Mad Men creator/executive producer/writer Matthew Weiner said in the magazine Ad Age that hed based (the character of Don Draper) partially on my husband, Mrs. Daniels says. And he said he had only talked to him once! She writes about her unusual romance and marriage to Mr. Daniels, whom she called Dan, in the August issue of Chicago magazine. The title of the article I Married a Mad Man is a grabber; the story is an adapted excerpt from her upcoming book, Rut/Buster. Most people know by now that Mad Men is what advertising execs of the time called themselves. Its a play on words, as many of them worked on Madison Avenue in New York City, and the implication was that you had to be mad to work in such a crazy, creative profession. Mrs. Daniels recalls the first time she saw the show: I almost fainted when I turned it on. Someone said to me, You have to see this show. And I saw it, and I tell you, it just threw me in a good way, but also in a spooky way. b p b n w D NancySTETSON email@example.com True story: Myra Janco Daniels married a Mad Man Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad MenMyra Janco Daniels There were twomartini lunches, she confirms. Oh, boy. They all drank like crazy and they all womanized...
As I reflect on the past six months, I realize how fortunate The Conservancy of Southwest Floridas Wildlife Clinic is to have the support of its many volunteers, members and the local community. A few of the kind acts that come to mind involve concerned rescuers who have helped us treat the areas injured, orphaned and sick wildlife. Volunteer vet Dr. Tonya Loreman and those at St. Francis Animal Clinic, Dr. Lin and Dr. Nobel, continually help us diagnose and treat injured animals that require care above what we can provide. Volunteer tree climber Ian Orlikoff from Signature Tree Care is continually supportive, helping us to re-nest bald eagles and other birds. Clinic volunteer Tim Thompson is enlisted for special releases and always goes above and beyond, whether it involves climbing up on ladders, driving to the far eastern ends of Collier County for remote releases or paddling a canoe for a release on a rookery island. Of course there are our daily volunteers, who never complain about the drudgery of the less glamorous daily tasks that are so critical to caring for our wildlife. Whether its cleaning cages, doing the laundry, inputting data, feeding a baby animal or transporting an injured one to our clinic, these unsung volunteers always give back with a smile. We would not be able to operate without them. The caring citizens who go to great lengths to capture injured animals. One woman waded through chest-high water north of Wiggins Pass State Park to rescue a cormorant in distress. Then she forged the passage again, holding the pet crate above her head, and walked more than a mile to her home where she was able to call the clinic for assistance. The homeowner who rescued a footlong baby alligator from a swimming pool, after its home (a canal across the road) was destroyed by a construction project. The young gator was extremely frightened of people, making our decision to release it very easy. We released it in a remote area of Collier County with fresh water, abundant food and plenty of vegetation where it could hide. The volunteer who managed to catch an injured vulture while wearing 3-inch high heels. When she arrived at the clinic, she looked chic as ever and, as always, had a smile on her face.Yesterdays produce always wantedDue to economic pressures, many companies that donated fruit and produce to feed our animals cannot continue to do so at the same rate as in the past. We are always looking for generous grocery stores and farmers markets to offer us these items on a daily basis and need volunteers to pick up and deliver the food. The clinic is still very busy with baby birds and mammals that require time-intensive care, but many of our summer seasonal volunteers are heading back to college. Specifically, we need volunteer help in the evenings. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is supported by private donations and receives no government funding for its services. As we go through the budgeting process for next year, we estimate that basic food and medication for our wildlife patients costs us $175-$200 a day. This does not include expenses such as utilities, supplies and specialty care often needed to provide for these orphaned, sick or injured animals. Barbara Wilson is director of marketing and communications at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The nonprofit organization relies on memberships and donations to support its work. The Conservancy Wildlife Clinic treats more than 2,500 injured, sick and orphaned wildlife every year. If you find an animal in distress or have a question regarding native wildlife, call the clinic at 262-CARE (2273.) If you are interested in volunteering, applications are available online, at the Conservancy Nature Store and at our Upscale Resale Shop at 764 Ninth Street North. For more information about how you can help, visit www.conservancy.org.FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Volunteers help The Conservancy keep up with its mission to take care of our wildlifeBY BARBARA WILSON _______________________Special to Florida Weekly TRY OURNEWSmokehouse BBQSandwichAsk about our rewards card!NORTH NAPLES, FL Fountain Park 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd. Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840 NAPLES, FL Coastland Center 1860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642 FT. MYERS, FL Gulf Coast Town Center 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Ft, Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642 Only$6.99Fresh. Natural. Delicious. plus taxLimited time only! This sandwich has slow roasted pork smothered in smoky barbeque sauce topped with cilantro cole slaw and fried onions served on our homemade Challah bread accompanied with chips and a pickle. PUZZLE ANSWERS COURTESY PHOTOSVolunteers often help feed and care for the many baby animals that come to The Conservancy Wildlife Clinic.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 C11 Ft. Myers Ke y West *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Ft. Myers Beach Just 31/2 hours to Key West! Air Conditioned Cabins Satellite TVs Full Gallery & Bar Group Rates Available GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN August 2nd Battle of the Bars August 6th Lobster Season August 7th Key West Lobsterfest 2009 ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 You are Invited!FREE SATURDAY SEMINARSOPEN TO THE PUBLIC45 Showrooms Featuring For a schedule of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. s Saturday, August 1 at 2 p.m.The Allure and Environmental Safety of Hand-Knotted CarpetsSaturday, August 8 at 2 p.m.Broken Color Faux Finishing TechniqueRSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ARTThe Ugly Truth is an example of how not to make a romantic comedy. Theres not one line, scene, sequence or circumstance that isnt straight out of the traditional rom-com playbook, which makes the movie so unoriginal youll feel like youve seen it hundreds of times before. Thats because you have. As a general rule, the romantic comedy formula goes as follows: Two people meet, hate one another, are forced to spend time together (usually in montage), realize theyre meant to be together, are artificially torn apart, then enjoy a happily-ever-after finale. The problem isnt that The Ugly Truth follows the formula so closely, its that the jokes are predictable, the leads lack chemistry and much of the humor feels forced. Control-freak TV news producer Abby (Katherine Heigl, Knocked Up) runs her morning program with precision. Fair enough. But she also approaches her love life the same way, including having a list of 10 necessary attributes her male suitors must possess. With TV ratings sagging, Abby clearly needs personal and professional help. Enter Mike (Gerard Butler, ), a chauvinist pig, to do a segment called The Ugly Truth. In it Mike discusses all the mistakes women make in relationships, and is brutally honest in doing so. Some of the truths are bogus (that men stop evolving at toilet training) while others have validity (that women shouldnt talk about their problems on a date, because men really dont care, though they may pretend to if itll help get them laid), but all serve the function of allowing Abby to hate Mike. They must work together, though, and they dont see eye-to-eye until Mike helps her romance a hottie doctor (Eric Winter) who lives next door. This is where they spend time together, fall in love, etc., all leading to the long-awaited, couldnt-come-soon-enough, pleasedear-lord-let-it-get-here-already finale.In fairness, there are a few laughs to be had. Cheryl Hines and John Michael Higgins are fine as the news anchors, and Bree Turner and Nick Searcy do some nice supporting work as Abbys assistant and the station manager, respectively. But far too often the comedy feels forced and too unrealistic, as it does at the baseball game and the Jell-O wrestling scene. Even the vibrating underwear sequence, which is a blatant rip-off of When Harry Met Sally, feels contrived, though Ms. Heigl makes it work.Theres a way to be funny and amusing while telling a predictable story, but thats not what director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde) has done here. Instead, hes taken a lame script and infused it with no life or energy. And thats The Ugly Truth about this movie. (I know, lame ending for the review. But appropriate given the quality of the movie, no?) Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS The Ugly TruthHumpday (Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore) Two lifelong (and heterosexual) guy pals (Duplass and Leonard) plan to make a gay porno in the name of art. The idea is to explore what happens when straight guys attempt have sex, and to an extent the script succeeds in exposing homoerotic fear and awkwardness. But the tone of the film is constantly off the subject matter is good for either an introspective drama or silly comedy, not an unbalanced combination of both. Rated R.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon) Harry Potter (Radcliffe) views Dumbledores (Gambon) memories and needs the help of the new potions professor (Jim Broadbent) in the sixth film of author J.K. Rowlings celebrated series. Its funny, moving, dramatic and fun, and visually quite a treat to watch. But its also long and tedious at 153 minutes, and young children will likely get restless. Rated PG.Afghan Star (Setara Hussainzada, Lima Sahar, Rafi Naabzada) This fascinating documentary follows four finalists on an American Idol-style show in Afghanistan. Two of the contestants are women and all four are from a different area of the country, which allows the film to explore Afghanistans cultural divides, all of which are united by national hysteria for the contestants. Producer/director Havana Markings film is informative and entertaining, as all documentaries should be. Not Rated: Some adult content, but generally mild. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? No danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com >>Katherine Heigl loved verbally jousting with Gerard Butler. Gerry and I found that fast-paced, sparring dialogue so much fun. Even in your regular life, if youre out with another couple and theyve got that great witty thing going, its the most entertaining thing to be a part of. Did you know?
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 Youll feel like you never left home Youll feel like you never left home336 9th Street North Naples, FL 34102239-331-8509336 9th Street North Naples, FL 34102239-331-8509Sunday Brunch 9 3 Mon. Fri. 11 10 Sat. 5 10 of equal of lesser valueBuy One Entree Get One 1/2 Price Gluten Free DishesFRIED SHARKSANDWICH PIEROGIESLunches Every Dayfor $6.99Gourmet catering, of ce meetings, weddings, birthdays etc. Gourmet catering, of ce meetings, weddings, birthdays etc.Sunday Brunch 9 3 Mon. Fri. 11 10 Sat. 5 10 SUNDAY BRUNCH 9-3595from 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 www.vegascasinosinc.com Come Check Them Out! Come Check Them Out!ALL ALLon Machines CHOOSE FROM GREAT LOCATIONS! 2 Naples 239-591-0733 Sarasota 941-923-4455 Bonita Springs 239-948-7444 1/2 PRICE PIZZA NIGHT FAJITA-MARGARITAChoice of Steak or Chicken THURSDAYS Y entree every Monday that entire month! (Valid ID required)CloseFRIDAYSBIG ALS FISH FRY BIRTHDAYS9 OZ LOBSTER TAIL $999 $1999 SUNDAYSALL DAY BABY BACK RIB COOKOUT MONDAYS$1099 SATURDAYS4 COURSE DINNERS $1299 $999 STIMU-LUNCHSPECIALS!$499MON-SUN 11AM 3PM DINE IN ONLY!Smokers Welcome on Our Patios TUESDAYSThe Southwest Florida Orchid Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday evening, Aug. 10, at the Rutenberg Eco Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Point Blvd., Fort Myers. Guest speaker Dan Christensen of Dan & Margies Orchids in Fort Lauderdale will discuss A Common Sense Approach to Growing Orchids. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a Q&A session on orchid fundamentals; Mr. Christensens program begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Carol Warrell at 561-0587 or visit www.swfos.org. Orchid society will hear from expertThe newly formed Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Club founder Greg Gordon says USCF members and non-members are welcome, as are novice, intermediate and expert players, for causal and tournament play. For more information, call Mr. Gordon at 898-0458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. New Chess Club says its your move
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C14 WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Dog Day Afternoon, an exhibit celebrating pets and people, opens at Sweet Art Gallery with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Canine treats from Woof Gang Bakery and adoptable dogs from Animal Oasis will be available. Donations will be collected for local shelters.The exhibits featured artist is Elizabeth Harrison, a Naples psychotherapist who says she used art as a therapeutic hobby while raising three sons and working as a partner with her husband at Accord Physchological Inc. Of late, she says, time is more free to fulfill my dream of daily splashing color on canvas with no rules except what I see, hear and feel. My insatiable curiosity and need for variety keeps me exploring various styles, techniques, mediums, color and light. Other Dog Day Afternoon exhibitors include Sweet Art Gallery artists Bea Andrews, Ericka Basile, Winola Cohill, Devon Foley, Minna Nix, Carole Siegel and Tammra Sigler. The exhibit will hang through Aug. 31. Sweet Art Gallery is at 2054 Trade Center Way, North Naples. For more information, call 5972110, visit www.thesweetartgallery.com or e-mail email@example.com. Sweet Art Gallery exhibit goes to the dogs Prix Fixe Dinner ~ 3 Courses only $2495Lunch ~ 2 Courses plus beverage only $995Happy Hour Daily 3-7:30pm 1/2 Price Drinks & Bar MenuVerginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for unique selection. www.VerginaRestaurant.comVisit our Web site to sign up as a registered customer & receive a FREE GIFT CERTIFICATE!OPEN DAILY for DINNER & COURTESY PHOTOCora, by Tammra SiglerCOURTESY PHOTOOur Place, by Elizabeth Harrison
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 A&E WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 Works by Naples artist Elizabeth Smith are on display in the exhibition hall gallery at North Collier Regional Park through the month of August. The exhibit is a collaborative partnership between the United Arts Council of Collier County and park management. Pieces from Ms. Smiths assemblages collection found objects from nature artfully arranged in decorated boxes make up the park exhibit. These are perfect for the park venue, Elaine Hamilton, UAC executive director, says about the artists unique work that perfectly captures the beauty of nature. North Collier Regional Park is at 15000 Livingston Road. The art exhibit is in the exhibition hall behind the water park. Admission is free. Call 254-4060 for hours. The UAC is designated by the state of Florida as the official local arts agency for Collier County. The nonprofit agency promotes arts and culture in the area and coordinates a consolidated online arts calendar at www.collierarts.com. North Collier park hosts art exhibit IN A JACUZZI HOTTUB THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD DISAPPEARS Dont Be Fooled... We have the BEST PRICESin Town! Up to $1000 off!Voted BEST place to buy 12 years in a row! We Love Warm Water 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m.Free Wi-Fi for our Patrons MONDAY RIBS THURSDAY PRIME RIB EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Monday-Thursday (4-6) Daily Lunch Specials Available until 8pm Celebrating 25 Years in Business Dine in Naples most unique atmosphere, Nostalgia reigns Supreme in this Delightful Eatery. Seafood, Steaks, Prime Rib, Soup & Salad bar, BBQ, Pasta Dishes, FULL LIQUOR BAR. $500OFFValid with any purchase of $30 or more. Expires 10-31-09. Not valid with any other o er. 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 Shirley Street Auto Repairs CERTIFIED MASTER MECHANICS Check engine light on? Call UsFREE CHECK UP FREE A/C CHECK Brakes Tune-Ups Transmission Rebuilding Diagnostics Air Conditioning5950 Shirley Street Naples, FL HOURS: Mon.-Fri 8am-5pm WE DO IT ALL 239-592-5714 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS$4995 OIL CHANGE STARTING AT$1395 COURTESY PHOTOSentinel, from Elizabeth Smiths assemblages collection.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1. Jessica Walck and Lori Fowler 2. Scarlette and Jason Ferguson, Delores Sorey 3. Megan McCombs and Jessica Walck 4. Mark and Amanda Smith 5. John Hurtado Sr., Emma, Sarah, Jack and Debra Hurtado 6. Noah, Neal, Aryana Moss, Joanne and Benjamin Beightol 7. CrowdOpening night for The Jungle Book, a production of The Naples PlayersPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 34 5 7 6 Hair that Makeover in Paradise O f cial salon of
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 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 1. Bubba Pilkenton, Beth Williams and Jennifer Abrams 2. Dan OBrien, Travis and Michele Waters 3. Laura and Pat Ruff, Jamie and Jennifer Briggs 4. Stacy and Mike Nourse, Beth Williams 5. Phil and Stacy Manhardt 6. Tom Matthews and Jamie Briggs 7. Rod Rodrigues, Denise Wong, Gary DeLucca, Dana McGourty, Erin Curry, Teri Licastro, Darla DeLucca and Mike McGourtyPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 34 5 7 61980s Naples High School Class Reunion A multi-year party at The Naples Beach Hotel
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 8 1. Shawn Garland, Frank Stanford and Abby Standord Williams 2. Cake 3. Robyn Hamilton, Tim Gunderman and Maria Thomas Delk 4. Karen Bailey, Evelin Ennus, Amber Reese, Cyndi Sarabia and Dave Sarabia 5. Denise Wong and Rod Rodrigues 6. Phillippa Reid, Don and April Garrett 7. Gail Stevens Tippett, Donna Atwood-Manobianco, Michele Waters and Yvett Yaklick Kiss 8. Kevin Bee and Jennifer AbramsPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY1980s Naples High School Class Reunion A multi-year party at The Naples Beach Hotel
Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Charlie Chiangs, 12200 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 593-6688 With a stylish dining room, wellrounded wine list (including 42 selections by the glass) and a sampling of Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese fare, Charlie Chiangs isnt your typical Chinese restaurant. Chiangs kitchen seems equally adept at all of the cuisines it turns out. From the sushi offerings, the Mango Tango was a showy and substantive roll, consisting of crab meat, cream cheese, masago and cucumber topped with chopped teriyaki tuna, fresh mango and avocado. Both the miso and hot and sour soups were worthy renditions. Entrees of shiny slippery shrimp (tempura shrimp in a garlicky vinegar-srirachi sauce), moo shu with veggies and broccoli in garlic sauce were all colorful, well seasoned and properly cooked. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Escargot 41, 4339 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 793-5000 Naples is blessed with several excellent French restaurants, but Escargot 41 is one of the best. Never mind that its tucked into the corner of the nondescript Park Shore Shopping Center. Step inside and its as if youve traveled to a well-to-do Parisian bistro with food and service to match. Chef Patrick Fevrier is a master of French cuisine, while his wife, Jackie, is a gracious hostess. Choose from several escargot dishes (I liked Peters Fricassee 41). The salmon cured in sea salt, coated in coffee and smoked, is superb. Theres no cloyingly sweet duck here. Fevriers version is rubbed in garlic salt, roasted until the skin is just lightly crisp and the flesh still moist, then finished with a savory plum port wine sauce. For dessert, an ethereal raspberry souffl was worth every calorie. Beer and wine served. (The wine list is exceptional even for a much larger establishment.)Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar, Mission Square Plaza, 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 592-0050 Pasta and sushi just doesnt seem a natural combination to me, but Noodles makes it work, offering upscale Italian fare, first-class sushi and a handful of low-carb options served by an able staff in a swanky club setting. Items from both East and West were excellent, including a nightly special of grilled shrimp and the whimsically named Paisano roll (fried snapper, scallions and cucumber topped with smoked salmon, avocado, sesame and sweet sauce). The lamb shanks were tender and delicious, served with natural juices enhanced by a bit of wine, garlic, rosemary, bay leaves and celery over house-made fettuccine. The cioppino featured a fresh mix of seafood also served over pasta. For dessert, one wedge of light, creamy Key lime pie was plenty for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Trulucks, 698 Fourth Ave. South, Naples; 530-3131It may be a crab house, but Trulucks has the look and feel of an upscale supper club, with service to match. The tuna tartare tower looks like a seafood version of a trifle, with layers of tuna, crab, tomato, avocado and pineapple drizzled with a citrus soy reduction. This appetizer is worth the trip alone. Misoglazed barramundi was a white, flaky and mild fish, enhanced by crab fried rice and a generous topping of julienned vegetables. The Nigerian shrimp were enormous, as billed, but not as flavorful or tender as the gulf variety. Plan to share one of the massive desserts. The white cake with almond-studded cream cheese icing served with crme anglaise and raspberry puree made for a satisfying finish. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: i c s ea is e et ed k in t ill f rom both East and Nap I b u t a n d cl u b T h e l ik e fle, t o m app so y i s w o gl a w b d t o s d esser t C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sunday only Closed 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, FL 34102 239 363 4044 www.bicenaples.com$19pre x menu (5pm to 6:30pm)pre x menu (5pm to 6:30pm)$24 239 262 4044prix xe prix xe PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Yellowtail snapper, a nightly special at Escargot 41, shines in a simple but elegant lemon on butter and caper sauce. The Paisano roll with fried snapper, smoked salmon and avocado, is one of many sushi roll options on the Noodles menu. Slow-roasted lamb shanks are tender and moist, accompanied by their natural juices, herbs and vegetables.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY of m i l he s a ng nd y ah n a m fa
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR Thursday, July 30, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Instructor Micah West kicks off a four-week Precision Nutrition seminar with the focus on meal frequency, proteins, vegetables, fruits, fats, starches and grains (upcoming classes are as follows: Aug. 6, beverages, whole foods, cheat meals, planning and variety; Aug. 13, shopping, reading food labels and understanding terms; Aug. 20, supplements and biochemical individuality); $99, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration and payment required.Saturday, Aug. 1, 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, Aug. 1, 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.Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m., Roys: Roys Island Hop Celebration features five courses that highlight foods from various Hawaiian islands; $85; 475 Bayfront Place, Naples, and 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Call 261-1416 in Naples, 498-7697 in Bonita Springs.Saturday, Aug. 8, 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, Aug. 8, 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.Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway leads a class with an egg theme. Learn how to make Anglaise, custard, Hollandaise, Barnaise, proper poaching, how to make omelets and bake chocolate tarts; $20; Third Street and 13th Avenue South; 262-5500. Reservations required. Saturday, Aug. 15, 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.Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway leads a class on soups, during which students will learn how to make 30-minute New England clam chowder and craband-corn chowder; $20; Third Street and 13th Avenue South; 262-5500. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. m b $20; t h Av e0. Reser l is te@ m. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org The Cocohatchee doesnt look like much to motorists ripping over it at 55 mph on U.S. 41. But theres a prime spot just blocks from that busy thoroughfare at which the mangrove-lined river reveals itself to be scenic and oh-sotranquil. That view can be had from within the comfortable confines of Bay Houses dining room, where its not just the scenery thats worth the trip. Visually, Bay House is a throwback to the late s, when Tom and Martha Jennings built the sprawling boathouselike structure on an unspoiled piece of land just a few hundred feet from U.S. 41 physically, but with a feel thats miles away. Bud and Thelma Negley bought the restaurant in 2007 and have kept that old-school ambience. Well-tended wooden boats hang from the ceilings, sconces look like old-style nautical lanterns, and the works of wellknown local artists Clyde Butcher and Jonathan Green grace the wood-paneled walls. On the sides of the restaurant facing the river, nothing impedes the view of mullet leaping about and egrets and herons fishing for their dinners. All that wood does make for a somewhat dark dining room, but with virtually all of the tables positioned for a river view, its cozy rather than oppressive. On the night of our visit, live music from the relatively well-populated bar brightened the mood as well. The management at Bay House does not adhere to the theory that a water view excuses them from offering highquality food and service. The menu features fresh ingredients, including some local seafood, to which Chef Thomas Donohoe adds the lively flavors of South Carolinas Low Country. And then theres the service, which was exceptional throughout our meal. Bay House has a full bar and a wine list that earned it a spot on the wellrespected Award of Excellence list in the current issue of Wine Spectator. I particularly liked that there were several excellent choices available by the halfbottle. We tried one of these, the Honig Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, a lovely wine with ripe red fruit mingled with spice and vanilla. Our server delivered amuse bouche of sweet heirloom tomatoes atop crisp squares of bread and flavored with just a touch of creamy seasoned mayonnaise. An appetizer of basil-grilled Gulf shrimp atop micro greens and lightly dressed with soy, sesame oil and sea salt, was as delicious as it was lovely, the shrimp present with heads intact. The nightly appetizer special of crawfish cakes with Georgia peaches and spicy tartar sauce was also well executed, the cakes nicely fried and seasoned. The sweet peaches and spicy sauce added contrasting yet harmonious notes. Although Bay House does serve meat, seafood is the star here. Both entrees sauted scallops with poached shrimp, beet risotto and a chive and horseradish beurre monte, and sockeye salmon with tarragon red wine sauce showcase the chefs understanding of seafood and how to present it as its best. All were perfectly cooked, the sauces well seasoned but mild enough not to upstage the entrees. Broccolini and wild mushrooms accompanied the salmon, and the creamy risotto held chunks of golden beets that looked lovely with the green butter sauce. For dessert, a Key lime tart with Cruzan rum whipped cream had a rich filling, but the crust was too tough to cut. More successful were the cinnamon-dusted churros, ridged stick-shaped doughnuts, served with cups of fleur de sel caramel sauce and cayenne fudge sauce. Both sauces were unusual and tasty, the salt adding crunch and contrast to the sweet caramel, the cayenne lending a slight after burn to the chocolate. Throughout the meal, we watched the show that passed by the large window next to our table. A blue heron perched on the mangroves for a time before swooping into the water to scoop up dinner. Egrets, an occasional pelican and other birds, some too distant to identify, did the same. A sightseeing boat chugged by, heading out at the start of our meal and back to port toward the end. It was a peaceful and restorative evening, in large part because of our server, who was the best Ive encountered in recent memory. Granted, it was a slow night, but thats not a guarantee of good service. He missed nothing, right down to the fact that my appetizer had been delivered (by a servers assistant) without the requisite peaches. He quickly returned with a plate of the sweet, sliced fruit, which proved an important element in the dishs makeup. He was friendly and well informed, vigilant and thoughtful. It was clear that the front of the house is as intent as the kitchen on creating a memorable experience for customers; the manager stopped by each table at least twice to check on how dinners were progressing. Bay House might be off the beaten path, but its not too far off. In fact, its just enough to allow diners to leave the fast lane for a couple of hours and savor genteel dining, excellent food and a front seat to natures never-ending show. Bay House melds old Florida feel with up-to-date food, service >>Hours: 5-9 p.m. daily, Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. >>Reservations: Accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >>Price range: Appetizers, $7-$14; entrees, $24-$38 >>Beverages: Full bar with extensive wine list >>Seating: Conventional tables in large dining room or smaller side rooms or in the bar >>Specialties of the house: Provencal sh soup, tropicale caprese salad, basil-grilled gulf shrimp, sauted scallops and shrimp, slowroasted salmon, pan-seared Florida grouper, pan-roasted Bell & Evans chicken, mint and garlic-grilled lamb loin Volume: Low to moderate >>Parking: Free lot >>Etc.: Bay House offers a seasonal threecourse tasting menu for $29; add wine for $20. >>Web site: www.bayhousenaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: The Bay House799 Walkerbilt Road; 591-3837if you go COURTESY PHOTOSockeye salmon is paired with a tarragon red wine sauce and served with wild mushrooms and broccolini. Below, showcasing the Low Country cooking of South Carolina and coastal Georgia, Bay House serves crawfish cakes with Georgia peaches and spicy tartar sauce.
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