SEE TAILS, A8 The mission to end pet overpopulationtailsBY ERIN MCWHORTER _________________________emcwhorter@ oridaweekly.comTS A TYPICAL DAY AT COLLIER County Domestic Animal Services. The operations manager is responding to a livestock call. The administrative assistant stands in on a surgery. In the dog kennels, the shelter director leashes adoptable pets ready to be photographed. With nine staff members lost in the past two years, and a 3 percent budget cut looming for the next fiscal year, employees at DAS feel the strain of caring for homeless pets, and volunteers are becoming more vital than ever. The economic situation looks bleak, says Amanda Townsend, Colliers DAS shelter director.Heartbreaking facts, figuresApproximately 7,500 whiskered faces and puppy paws come through the doors annually, and the shelter holds about 200 animals at a time. During the first six months of 2009, the facility took in nearly 4,900 pets that needed new homes, according to Ms. Townsend, who has been shelter director since December 2007. Despite the arrival of summer litters and economic hardships I ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 OUTDOORS A17 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 MOVIE REVIEW C12 SOCIETY C20 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 44 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: AUGUST 6, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERRun for itThe Bulldog Dash 5K will take a bite out of cancer. A12 Tammie talksIts all about economic development for the new head of Floridas EDC. B1 Millie JuniorThe Naples Players teen troupe puts its spin on a classic musical. C1 Heres to Blue MartiniSee who made the list for VIP grand opening at Mercato, and more fun stuff around town. C20 & 21 HtBlMti i Opera Naples tunes up for second annual Eurofest bene tA celebration of the art and arias of Italy, Spain, France and Germany comes to Naples when the second annual Eurofest, a benefit for Opera Naples, takes place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the home of maestro William Noll. Tenor Randolph Locke, a featured singer with the San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and his wife, mezzosoprano Carol Sparrow of New York City Opera, will perform in the music salon at Mr. Nolls North Naples home; Robin Shuford Frank will accompany them on Mr. Nolls Bosendorfer concert grand piano. Fine wine and gourmet hors doeuvres will be served. The $95-per-person fundraiser comes on the heels of Opera Naples purchase of 10,000 square feet of space in a commercial condominium building on Linwood Avenue. Opera Naples paid $830,000 for the space and intends to raise $2 million to turn it into administrative offices, rehearsal space, set construction, costume design and production, warehouse storage, classrooms, a music rehearsal room for up to 100 musicians, and a performance venue with an orchestra pit and initial seating for 225 to be used for opera rehearsals, childrens programs, avant-garde performances and fundraising events. The building we purchased will never be an opera house, says Opera Naples Founding Director Steffanie Pearce. Its our administration, its our workshop, its a place where our educational programs can thrive, its our rehearsal space, it will have a small venue for childrens programs and experimental theater, but its not where were going to be doing grand opera. The Linwood Avenue space will allowSEE OPERA, A10 >>Inside: Top 20 pets awaiting adoption right now A9 Thor just begs to be your next pet. ERIN MCWHORTER/ FLORIDA WEEKLYtoo manySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY _________________________ PEARCE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 Lunch k DinnerTry the most beautiful dining room in town10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)ww.golfheritagebay.com Call 239-384-6166 Naples Newest and Largest Dining FacilityLunch Available 7 Days a Week 11am 5pm Dinner served on Fridays 5 8:30pm We cater to all types of events Large Banquet FascilitiesWeddings Banquet functionsMaybe youve noticed: The public debate about health care reform has been almost entirely about numbers and rates and degrees about who and how many pay, and the degree to which they benefit from paying. Its a ferocious contest of the quantifiable, waged between those who dont see a way for all of us to have health care because they dont want to help pay for it, and those who do see a way, and those who want to be paid as much as possible, no matter who else benefits or doesnt (insurance industry managers and their supporters).At bottom, however, this debate has never been about numbers. Instead, its a measuring stick of the heart for each of us. What few seem to have considered in print or pronouncement while debating health care reform is not how much or how little, but whats right. Every victim of a house fire or a motor vehicle accident or a mugging deserves rescue by the rest of us, and every American citizen deserves health care, no matter what her condition, or his age. Is it going to cost us to do whats right? Sure. Are we going to whine about it and pussyfoot around? I hope not. I dont see anybody starving to death around here, especially not people who still own and operate businesses. Meanwhile, the numbers are dizzying. Business Week magazine corralled a few recently, like a small herd of mean-tempered range cattle. For example, under the current system, very small businesses can pay significantly larger percentages for the same care, per worker, than larger business as much as 18 percent more, according to the Council for Economic Advisors. Not only that, reports Business Week, but the share of small companies offering health benefits dropped from 68 percent in 2000 to 62 percent in 2008 as the average price of premiums more than doubled, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation. I wonder why the average price of premiums more than doubled during the Bush years? Could the former administration have championed its friends in the insurance industry? But never mind that, now. Business Week again: There are 16.8 million uninsured workers at companies with fewer than 100 employees, accounting for about 63 percent of the total 26.8 million workers without coverage, estimates the Employee Benefit Research Institute.Right. Employed but uninsured at small companies. Then we have the unemployed: 11.4 percent of the workforce in Collier County (its a whopping 13 percent in Lee).The numbers frustrate me they probably frustrate you, too because theyre difficult to comprehend. And how do you define a small company? A health care bill now before the U.S. House of Representatives would protect any businesses with payrolls of less than $500,000. Those folks wouldnt have to pay anything for health insurance for their employees. So thats one way that the U.S. Congress defines a small business. But the U.S. Census Bureau and others the Small Business Administrations Office of Advocacy, for example define small businesses as those with fewer than 500 employees, which is a lot different than those with less than $500,000 in payroll. But dont panic yet if you operate a business with more than half a million dollars in payroll. The bill would offer tax credits to larger companies to relieve the sting of health care requirements, and a likely savings of $855 billion in the cost of coverage over the next decade for small businesses at least in the estimate of the nonprofit Small Business Majority, cited again by Business Week. In Collier County, the 2006 Census numbers tallied 10,760 businesses with employees (there were about 517,000 in the state) that number excluded farms. But on Monday, I was unable to find a number that told me how many of our small businesses have payrolls of less than $500,000. Nobody else has it readily at hand either, not private or government agencies. So what? Those are merely numbers. What haunts me are not the numbers. Instead, Im troubled by the whining, the greed and the narcissism some people display. A daily newspaper writer in the region, for example, recently beat a trail of tears through more than 1,200 words of whining complaint about reform proposals. He and his subjects the haves, not the have-nots never once wondered what it might be like to be employed and sick, without insurance. And do you think he ever considered the unemployed and uninsured? Many have said the issue of health care reform is complex and perhaps the details are thorny. And many have said the devil is in the details, but thats patent nonsense. The devil exists in any culture of greed that we tolerate in our hearts, in other words. But if you arent starving, then you have an obligation to help someone whos having a harder time than you. Thats whats right. Thats the code. Heres the corner post, if you will, in a long, strong line of fence laid to that principle, from Luke 10: 30-35:A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two silver coins, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.Now thats some cookin health care. And its the right thing to do for everyone. COMMENTARY The right thing to do rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On Aug. 6, 1932, Richard Hollingshead Jr. first registered his patent for the drive-in movie theater. Hollingshead was awarded the patent in May of the following year, though it was declared invalid in 1950. After the patent was revoked, thousands of drive-ins appeared on the American landscape, reaching a peak of 4,063 in 1958. On Aug. 7, 1974, French daredevil Philip Petit walks across a tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The stunt caused a massive traffic jam on the streets 1,350 feet below. On Aug. 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs host the first night game in the history of Wrigley Field. For 74 seasons, the Cubs had played only day games at home as they had no field lights. The game was called after a downpour in the fourth inning, and the first complete night game took place the following day. On Aug. 9, 1949, Jonathan Kellerman, author of a series of mysteries featuring child psychologist Alex Delaware, is born on the Lower East Side of New York City. In 1985, his first novel, When the Bough Breaks, was published. Since then, Kellerman has written more than a dozen novels; he currently has more than 20 million books in print. OPINION Barack Obama raised near-millennial expectations last year. If elected, hed transform the dreary realities of Washington with his blazing freshness. Hed win over Republicans with his engaging post-partisanship. Hed solve longstanding national problems with his nonideological pragmatism. None of this overpromising was ever very likely to come to fruition. But Obama has now fallen down on a much more elemental test of leadership: He cant tell the truth about his signature initiative. Obamas health care push has been the most dishonest White House advocacy in recent memory. What he says about reform bears no relation to the legislation he wants Congress to pass as soon as recalcitrant Democrats can be bludgeoned into line. According to Obama, no one will lose his private coverage; costs will be controlled; and the legislation will be paid for. Obama must know that these are all politically necessary things to say, and also that none of them describes Nancy Pelosis handiwork. Obama cant bring himself to grapple with reality-based health care reform, because it belies too many of his most essential sound bites. In the campaign, Obama said, We need to tell people what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. On health care, Obama knows that if he doesnt keep telling people what they want to hear regardless of the facts all is lost. The phantom cost-savings measures that Obama touts cant be detected by anyone else, including Blue Dog Democrats and the independent Congressional Budget Office. Will this stop Obama from selling health care reform as a cost savings? Of course not. Obama cant admit that he is bending the famous cost curve upward, any more than he can admit that the House plan might throw millions of people out of their private coverage or that the bill will despite its raft of new taxes add another $239 billion to the deficit over 10 years. In its latest missive, the CBO says the numbers get even worse beyond the 10-year window. So the entire budgetary rationale of ObamaCare improving the nations long-term fiscal outlook has been obliterated. Obamas plan is becoming one of the most implausible and thoroughly discredited free lunches in American history. Asked at his recent press conference what sacrifices people would have to make in the cause of reducing costs, Obama said, manfully, that theyre going to have to give up paying for things that dont make them healthier. As if the only factor adding to costs is greedy otolaryngologists extracting kids tonsils unnecessarily, the strange anecdote of wasteful health spending that Obama invoked at his presser. Surely, the public is beginning to miss Obama circa the fall of 2008. It voted for him because he seemed reasonable, different and moderate. He could recapture that appeal by pronouncing the healthcare effort so far an unfortunate misfire and starting again on a truly bipartisan basis. But he prefers to risk going down fighting and dissembling on behalf of his grand, misbegotten scheme. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYAmericans can and will think what they want about the merits of Gatesgate, President Barack Obamas decision to wade into the controversial arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. with his assertion that the Cambridge, Mass., police force acted stupidly in making the arrest. But viewed through the lens of presidential politics, particularly presidential politics in our current age of the 24-hour news cycle, its clear Obama blundered this weeks White House beer with Gates and arresting officer Sgt. James Crowley notwithstanding. Obamas predecessor, George W. Bush, could drive reporters to distraction with his steadfast adherence to whatever were the talking points of the day, but he and his White House were particularly good at the art of message discipline driving home a particular point or points in support of a policy aim through the presidents statements and scheduled appearances. One could certainly argue that in this case and others, whats good for the president politically isnt necessarily good for the country as a whole that when the man in the Oval Office sticks to the script no matter what, he becomes more politician than president. But from the point of view of what makes a president successful, there are times when he needs to be the politician in chief. The very best, at the top of their game, do this in a way that is virtually undetectable to any but their greatest loyalists and fiercest opposition its a skill that Ronald Reagan (for whom Obama has professed admiration) had, to cite one example.Obamas acted stupidly statement came in response to the last question at a press conference that had been billed in advance, by the White House and the press, as being about health care reform. When it comes to getting his message directly to the public, a president has a number of options at his disposal, of varying potency. A prime-time press conference ranks near the top, somewhere well above so-called town-hall meetings and just below televised White House addresses. With this in mind, and with Obamas broadly stated goals for reform running into congressional obstacles, the president and his team clearly wanted the news takeaway from the event to be a few, well-chosen points about health care, such as his insistence that health reform not be paid for on the backs of middle-class families and his depiction of the consequences of inaction. Obama surely did not want the headlines to be about Gates, or anything besides health care. But thats what he got by speaking about that incident more directly and memorably than he has so far about health care. Whats interesting about this story is that, unlike most missteps by presidents or presidential candidates that become bigger stories, sharp statements around the subject of race do not fit into the larger Obama narrative its not something Obama himself is known for; in fact, the opposite is true, a sometimes point of contention among AfricanAmerican leaders. The narrative of Obama as a racially charged politician, though, neednt come from anything he actually says for some it is implicit in a country too long accustomed to making assumptions on the basis of skin color. Its obvious that Obama understands this, with his recent remarks to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People serving as only the most recent example. Last weeks lapse not only points to one of the unique challenges that come with being Americas first black president, it also underscores the value for any president of driving home the message one wants to, in memorable language. The present era, with its abundance of critical issues, media in hyperdrive and its distracted public, would make this a challenge for any president all of which make message discipline more valuable more than ever, for this president and his agenda. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Obama and message disciplineGUEST OPINION Obama cant tell truth about health care
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 15 MINUTES and gender studies and a concentration in international studies. Soon after that, she became the Hope for Haiti program director, which required her to live in Haiti. When she arrived, a donated guesthouse was renovated and turned into the in-country headquarters for the organization. I really love that country and I wanted to see what I could do for it, she says. Being down there were able to evaluate what they need the most. Her job included making sure Hope for Haiti programs functioned property, and documenting the needs, progress and problems within each program. Although shes no longer program director, Ms. Kuehner plans to stay involved in the organization through spreading more awareness about the needs in Haiti. For Tiffany Kuehner, a typical day in Haiti could involve an exotic journey across a countryside unfamiliar to most people here. She would leave her guesthouse in Les Cayes by car, then transfer to a motorcycle and then to a donkey for the final leg of her travels to the villages where she worked to help a poor population become healthier and better educated. For 18 months, Ms. Kuehner served as program director for the Naples-based Hope for Haiti. She recently left the nonprofit humanitarian organization to pursue further education, but reflected on her time spent there. Her grandmother, JoAnne Kuehner, started Hope for Haiti nearly 20 years ago to improve life for Haitian children and adults through the development of education, nutrition and healthcare programs. Ms. Kuehner says education is the backbone of everything the organization is trying to achieve. The goal really is to enforce a primary school education, she says. People need to know how to read and write. Basic literacy is absolutely key to survival, and thats what the country is lacking. At the age of 15, and in the company of her grandmother, Ms. Kuehner made her first visit to Haiti. She was overwhelmed by the poor conditions, but managed to overcome the culture shock. After that, she started pondering how and why life in Haiti is the way it is. I really appreciated what Hope for Haiti was doing after seeing that, she says. The organization supports 36 schools, which educate 12,000 Haitian children. Hope for Haiti helps build new schools and provides aid to others that are already established. It also supports a number of nutrition and health centers and two nursing homes, as well as installs water filtration systems and distributes medical supplies and medicines. When she came back from that first trip to Haiti, Ms. Kuehner founded a Hope for Haiti chapter at her school. The chapter held fundraising events and planned mission trips in order to assist in building and renovating schools in Haiti. Ms. Kuehner later became a board member and started organizing student trips to Haiti under the auspices of the organization. She graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelors degree in womens Bringing hope to Haiti: reflections on helping out in a foreign landBY ERIN MCWHORTER ______________________emcwhorter@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTOS These photos show Tiffany Kuehner at work and play with some of the people she helped in Haiti. I did everything I could do to help, she said. It been a hard time to leave, because I know its getting worse.
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Ms. Townsend speculates on possible causes behind the decrease in numbers, but she hopes part of the reason is because the good word about spaying and neutering is being spread around the community. While intake numbers have gone down, the statistics for euthanized animals are still a distressing fact. In June this year, the total intake of cats and dogs reached 646. Of those, 144 dogs and 303 cats were put to sleep. Selection for euthanasia at DAS is based on a number of factors. Once an animal arrives, the shelter is required to hold it for a minimum of 120 hours. From there, the animal undergoes a health screening and behavioral observation. Time and space limitations also factor into euthanasia decisions. Age, weight, existing medical conditions and temperament distinguish the cats suitable for adoption. A cat must weigh 2 pounds to be made available for adoption at the DAS shelter, since that is the weight requirement for spaying and neutering. Dogs entering the shelter also undergo heartworm testing before receiving any vaccinations. We have some great dogs that come through here, says Tammy Wolny, a senior shelter technician. Theres just so many of them. Ms. Wolny recalls arriving early for work one day and coming face-to-face with an unidentified dog running free through the outdoor kennel corridor. Someone had put the dog over the fence during the night, leaving DAS workers in the dark about his previous medical conditions and temperament. When faced with having to surrender a pet, owners are urged to provide the DAS intake desk with information that could aid in ensuring the pets adoption. Working that intake desk and maintaining compassion and sympathy for the animal owners can be a huge challenge, Ms. Townsend says. Its very easy for my staff to develop compassion fatigue. One thing being addressed is DAS staff engagement with the animal owner to understand the reasons why a pet is being surrendered. Ive noticed that we have a lot more animals that have lived with their families for a long time, says June Dunfee, a senior shelter technician. Humane Society Naples, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter, is also limited in the number of animals it can handle. Sometimes, however, HSN and other rescue groups are able to take the underweight kittens or injured pups from the DAS shelter and find them homes. Steve Wright, the public relations coordinator at the humane society, admits that his facility remains near capacity the majority of the time. When theres no more room, he says, HSN offers referrals to other rescue groups, a waiting list or advice on how an owner can adopt out a pet. So far this year at HSN, 762 adoptions have taken place, down from 813 last year, Mr. Wright says.Volunteers to the rescueMs. Dunfee is just one remaining member of the staff at DAS whos feeling the strain of lost co-workers. The average turnover rate for veterinary technicians is 90 days, according to shelter director Ms. Townsend. Ms. Dunfee is coming up on her 14th year at DAS. When I see an animal walk out being adopted by a good family, thats basically the number one priority, she says. The shelter has lost a number of positions over the past two years, including animal control officers, shelter technicians and a veterinary technician. Like Ms. Dunfee, Ms. Wolny recognizes the stress of caring for the numerous animals with fewer staff members. Shes grateful for the inmate labor program, which began at DAS in May 2008. Working 46 hours each week, the inmate crew of three to four people offers some relief to staff by sanitizing kennels, handling dogs and changing food and water bowls. The inmates, as well as DAS employees, undergo training courses on how to work together most efficiently. The total number of DAS volunteers offers a more astounding message of animal devotion: There are nearly 300 people on the volunteer roster who contribute their time, talent and energy to the shelter. For fiscal year 2009, 6,136 hours of volunteer time have so far been logged. The staff would be tremendously tasked to get done everything on a daily basis without the assistance of the volunteers, volunteer coordinator and DAS staff member Kathy Drew says. The volunteers spend time with the animals that DAS employees are no longer able to, enriching the animals day through exercising, bathing and grooming, as well as just sitting and giving attention. Volunteers also are vital to the success of DAS monthly off-site adoption hosted at For Footed Friends pet store on Livingston Road. In less than one years time, 24 pets have been adopted through the monthly events. A lot of people are very supportive of us doing more off-site adoptions, Ms. Townsend says. But staff limitations, as well as the time entailed, limit the number of off-site adoption events DAS can manage, she says. Were always looking for creative ways to promote adoption, she adds. Ms. Wolny, who works mainly with the shelter dogs, suggests bringing in the entire family including other pets to meet a potential new pet. At Humane Society Naples, strategies include not only off-site adoptions, but hosting fundraising events and fostering pets through volunteers, Mr. Wright says. HSN, DAS, and local rescue groups also work together in specific situations or through taking on animals with special needs, he adds. We do work together as community partners in terms of helping out the pets in Collier County. Sometimes, HSN might adopt a litter of underweight kittens from DAS, or a heartworm-positive dog will go to a rescue group to receive care. Cats that are elderly or that have prior medical conditions may be considered, and dogs of a certain breed or with special needs are also candidates for rescue groups. Were all in it for the same reason, Ms. Wolny says. Most of us work pretty well together.Prevention: the best medicineIn response to Collier Countys pet overpopulation, Naples resident Pallas Diaz decided to open a low-cost, highvolume and high-quality spay and neuter clinic to serve Southwest Florida. As executive director of the soon-to-open Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, Ms. Diaz recognizes the need for an alternative and educational clinic to aid in preventing pet overpopulation. We have a tremendous problem, she says. Our mission is to end pet overpopulation. Set to open Monday, Aug. 10, the clinic has been a work in progress for the past year and a half, since Ms. Diaz filed paperwork and was approved to start the nonprofit agency. Its modeled after Humane Alliance of Western North Carolina, based in Asheville, and will be the 56th model clinic to open around the country. Its going to be a fabulous institution. Its about time that we have it and they have our support, says Janet Rossano, part-owner of For Footed Friends. DAS has donated one of its decommissioned vans to the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic for its transport program. The transport program will be run through other nonprofits and area veterinarians to help bring pets to the clinic whose owners are unable to transport them. I hope that everybody will start spaying and neutering, says Ms. Dunfee. DAS is focusing on animal control and the prevention of overpopulation, specifically with funds raised through licensing, as an important goal for fiscal year 2010. License fees are $10 for altered pets and $30 for unaltered pets. We estimate that there are about 175,000 dogs and cats in Collier County, says Ms. Townsend. If we had 100 percent licensing compliance, that would be $1,750,000 in non-taxpayer revenue for the department. The benefits of licensing for the DAS shelter include a higher return-to-owner rate of animals that have licenses and microchips, as well as better budgetary management to continue running the shelter. DAS senior technician Ms. Wolny sums it up: My mission is not completed until there are no more homeless animals. TAILSFrom page 1 our cover dog:Thor is an American bulldog currently available for adoption at the DAS shelter. He came in as a stray from the Immokalee shelter and has been adoptable for the past month. He is 2 years old, already neutered, and loves to play outdoors.other tales from the kennel:Oscar was named after the garbagedwelling Sesame Street character since he was found as a puppy under a trash pile. Believed to be a Labrador retriever mix, he was severely dehydrated and underweight. After a three-week rehabilitation at the shelter, he was adopted out. Hope was presumed to be dead when an animal control of cer discovered her in the back seat of an abandoned car. But she made her way to a full recovery at the shelter and was later adopted by a couple on Marco Island. Tux was a Norwich terrier and considered a sweet little dog at the shelter. He was surrendered by a family who could no longer care for him after the passing of a relative. When surrendering Tux, the family brought his medical records, which helped ensure his adoption to a good family shortly after his arrival at DAS. Ive noticed that we have a lot more animals that have lived with their families for a long time.June Dunfee, senior shelter technician
Happy Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha H Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha H Ha a H H H a a a H a H H a pp pp pp pp pp pp pp pp pp pp p p pp p pp pp pp p p p pp p p p p p p p y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y SkipRipley Radar Tina Theory Lightning Halo Racer Tank Fritz Chief Ivan Ginger Chip Boots Autumn AceCarterBanjo Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba B Ba Ba B a B a Ba B nj nj n nj j j j j nj nj nj n nj o o o o o o o o o o o o o >>There are many dogs and cats available for adoption at the Collier County Domestic Animal Services shelter. For more information, contact the shelter at 252-PETS. DAS is at 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples. >>Cats, all ages and breeds, $60 >>Dogs, all ages and breeds, $85 Editors note: Some of the dogs and cats pictured here might have been adopted since press time. That would be a good thing. Dont let it stop you from visiting DAS if youre looking for a new pet.Want to adopt?WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
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The public meeting will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the Tree of Life Church, 2132 Shadowlawn Drive in Naples. It will be a placemaking workshop for the CRAs planned mixed-use cultural project. A second meeting at the same location set for 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, will be an art/culture workshop. The CRA board of directors has selected the Columbus, Ohio, and Orlando-based Pizzuti Companies to lead the effort to plan the development on land owned by the Bayshore Gateway Triangle CRA. The project may include one or more cultural and/or performing arts venues, public access for festivals and other community activities, office and retail space, residential units and restaurants. The cultural arts project is expected to be completed in two phases: In Phase 1, Pizzuti will lead the development team through a planning process, serving as the CRAs prime consultant in creating a market-supportable development plan. Phase 2, expected to begin in about a year, will include permitting, leasing, financing, construction and property management of the mixed-use development. Pizzutis project partners include Project for Public Spaces, Bellomo-Herbert, Banks Engineering, W. Dexter Bender & Associates, and TG2/AMS. The Pizzuti Companies has developed more than 40 million square feet of Class A office, medical and healthcare, retail, residential and institutional-quality industrial facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States and has worked extensively with local governments in the development of creative public-private partnerships. Two public meetings set for input about Bayshore Gateway TriangleIn honor of the 20th annual National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month in September, the David Lawrence Center is accepting nominations of women to recognize during a celebration Saturday evening, Sept. 26. Women who go the extra mile as they work or volunteer in the recovery field, as well as those who are active in 12-step programs themselves, are eligible to be nominated. Nationwide, Recovery Month observances highlight the societal benefits of substance abuse treatment, celebrate the contributions of treatment providers and community partners and promote the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible. Nominations for the local Celebrating Women and Recovery Awards can be made to the David Lawrence Center via e-mail, telephone, fax or mail. The awards ceremony will take place at Manantial de Vida Church, 5990 Golden Gate Parkway. For more information, call Bruce Cook at 455-8500, ext. 2209. David Lawrence Center will honor women during Recovery Month Opera Naples to greatly reduce costs associated with set construction and storage, costume production and storage and rental of a rehearsal venue capable of accommodating the sizable sets, lighting instruments, cast, technical crew and musicians involved with staging a grand opera. Rather than rehearsing in a rented performance venue for an entire week prior to opening a production, Opera Naples will now only have to utilize the rented space for two days prior to opening. For Opera Naples, what is important is that we now have a home, Ms. Pearce says. We have a base of operations. We have a headquarters. TIB Bank, holder of the property prior to the purchase, donated $330,000 toward the cost and provided favorable financing terms for an additional $400,000. The remainder of the purchase price and an additional sum to cover building management costs during loan retirement and renovation fundraising a combined total of $200,000 were secured through short-term private loans.Eurofest 2009 on tapEvents such as the upcoming Eurofest play a major role in maintaining Opera Naples financial health. Performance ticket revenues account for just over 50 percent of the companys operating expenses; the remainder is covered by sponsorships, private donations, grants and revenues generated by fundraising events. Eurofest 2008 raised $11,000 and launched ticket sales for Opera Naples 2008-2009 performance season. The company will announce its 2009-2010 performance season later this month. Only 125 tickets will be sold for Eurofest 2009. For more information or to purchase tickets, e-mail email@example.com or call 514-SING (7464). 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 NEWS A13 Hodges U. presents free seminar for womenWomen Empowering Women: Questioning the Status Quo, Challenging Assumptions and Pushing Boundaries is the title of a free seminar at Hodges University from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. Topics of discussion will include but are not limited to: What or who has empowered you to do what you do today? Did you have a mentor? What obstacles have you had to overcome? What tips or tricks can you hand on to other women? The guest forum will include these local women: Naples Vice Mayor Penny Taylor, Irene Williams of the NAACP, editor Linda Sechrist, environmental specialist Melissa Hennig, human resources director Michelle Anderson, acupuncturist Noneen Murdoch, spiritual healer Genai (Ellen) Wachs, public information coordinator Camden Smith and Marcia Brooks, assistant dean of students at Hodges University. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Susan Maunz at 5945789 or firstname.lastname@example.org. YOUR COMPLETE COPY CENTER 239-262-7400 email@example.com Airport Road North Suite B Naples, FL 34104MY BLUEPRINTER INC.Large Format DIGITAL & COLOR Reprographic Services Scan Copy Archive Enlarge Reduce Mount CD Burn Email 20% OFF $ 1 0 o f f $ 1 0 o f f $10 off! PAVILION S hoes OFFER EXPIRES AUGUST 16, 2009. In-store merchandise only. No rain checks or special orders. Not valid with any other sale or promotion. Regular priced shoes only.laPlume A free seminar about new treatments for arthritis of the knees will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the YMCA of the Palms-Greater Naples Branch, 5450 YMCA Road. Dr. Fredrick Buechel Jr. of Orthopaedic Specialists of Naples will be the speaker. Hosted by The Arthritis Foundation, Florida Chapter, the seminar is made possible by an educational grant from Genzyme Biosurgery, Synvisc. The Arthritis Foundation supports research to find ways to cure and prevent arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those 46 million adults and 300,000 children affected by arthritis. Seminar seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call the Arthritis Foundation at (800) 850-9455 to RSVP. For more information, visit www.arthritis.org. Arthritis Foundation hosts free seminar about knees
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 HEALTHY LIVINGA Yorkie walks into a yoga class and the instructor says down dog. The Yorkie looks at the two Malteses stretching on adjacent yoga mats, then looks at the instructor and responds: Who are you calling dog? That Yorkie is Napoleon, the regal little dude scampering between the mats in Elissa Von Poznaks doga class at the Gyrotonic Sat Nam studio in West Palm Beach, on a recent Saturday. Doga is yoga one does with ones dog if ones dog weighs less than 30 pounds. Napoleon, a blue knot on his crown chakra, is 5 pounds wet. His owner, Gemma Koder, arches into a cat pose and later curls herself into a child pose, her body draped over her knees on the floor. She glances up and catches the instructors dog, a Cavapoo, 14 pounds of chill, passed out on the floor. Rest your head on your pup, says the instructor, snuggling into her pooch, Jinji, an exquisite mix of Cavalier King Charles spaniel and poodle. Sneak a kiss. Napoleon is a bit more generous with his kisses. He darts between the soothing, oatmeal walls of the Zen studio, dispensing love.BY LIZ BALMASEDA ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyMEGHAN MCCARTHY / COX NEWSPAPERSGemma Koder (left) and her dog Napoleon participate in recent doga class led by Elissa Von Poznak (right) and her dog Jinji. Proceeds from that class went to an animal rescue.Oblio Wish and her dog, Topsy, participate in a doga class. Doga, yoga for dogs and their owners, includes gentle stretching and massage. Hes a yogi of the heart, the instructor says in a voice that keeps the room suspended in calm. Todays class is a monthly feature at the studio, which offers complimentary doga access with a pet shelter donation. The boutique studio of creamy tones, blond wood floors, aromatic teas and ancient healing modalities, has tapped into a growing national wave of doga practitioners. Not every doga class has a doggie weight restriction. In fact, many classes across the country welcome large breeds. But at this studio, many of the doga poses involve lifting your dog, so the class is better suited for smaller breeds. Not play time and not straight-up yoga, doga is a mix of massage, yoga stretches and meditation that pays close attention to breathing yours and your dogs. The breath, restorative and mood altering, is the unifying force between practitioners and their pooches. Dogs are our great mirrors, says Von Poznak, the instructor.Yoga poses, wet nosesDoga class relaxes dogs and their owners Q: Every time I try to do my abdominal exercises I get a cramping feeling near my ribcage. Sometimes the same thing happens when I try to run. What causes this and is there anything I can do about it?A: Sudden sharp, intense pain under the lower edge of the ribcage is known as a side stitch, which is caused by a muscle spasm of the diaphragm. It usually happens during intense exercise or while performing an exercise that your body is unaccustomed to. Side stitches occur more frequently in novice exercisers and people who are shallow breathers, although even well trained athletes may experience stitches at some point. When air is taken into the lungs, the diaphragm presses downward, and when you exhale, it moves upward. Exercising in extreme cold temperatures, trapped air and/or gas below the diaphragm, eating a meal too soon before activity, or exercising too vigorously may cause the diaphragm to spasm or cramp, causing pain under the rib cage. One immediate treatment for a side stitch is to take in a deep breath as quickly as you can, hold the breath for a couple of seconds and then forcibly exhale through pursed lips. Bending forward can help you expel more air. For some individuals, slowing the pace of the activity for a few seconds while concentrating on deep breathing is helpful. Others find that a slight backward leaning of the body provides relief; this helps to stretch the abdominal muscles and relieve pressure. Once the side stitch goes away most people are able to resume exercise without re-occurrence. The most effective way to prevent a side stitch is to avoid shallow breathing while exercising, and focus on taking more deep full breaths. Another preventative measure is to make sure you have warmed up before your workout, and that you increase intensity gradually. Q: I sometimes get terrible headaches when I least expect it during my workouts. What causes this?A: The muscles of the head, neck and scalp require more blood flow when you are exercising. This causes vessels to swell, which in some people, can lead to exertional headaches. Most of these headaches are benign and respond to usual headache treatments, but should be evaluated by a physician to rule out more serious problems. Exertional headaches can occur as the result of straining or holding your breath when exercising. Typically with this type of headache, the onset is sudden and there is severe throbbing pain, lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes, followed by a dull ache lasting from four to six hours. Effort headaches are the most common type of headache experienced by exercisers. Symptoms include mild to severe throbbing pain typically brought on by moderate to intense aerobic exercise. Typically lasting four to six hours, effort headaches usually occur more frequently in hot weather and tend to recur with exercise. To help prevent exercise related problems be sure to warm up before your workout to get the blood flowing and prepare your body for the activity ahead. With prolonged intense exercise, such as long distance biking, running or jogging, it is equally if not more important to not stop suddenly at the end of the workout. Without allowing for a cooldown period, blood pools in the legs after the exercise, meaning an inadequate supply of blood to the rest of the body. This can cause lightheadedness and possible falls. Keeping the legs moving for a few minutes with light walking instead of stopping quickly reduces heart rate and body temperature gradually, and helps rid muscles of lactic acid that accumulates as you exercise. After the cooldown, gently stretch the leg muscles, including quadriceps, hamstrings and calves. Stretching helps to relax these muscles and make it easier for blood to flow back to your torso. Marjie Gilliam is an International Sports Sciences Association Master certified personal trainer and fitness consultant.Breathe deeply to avoid painful side stitchesBY MARJIE GILLIAM ____________________Special To Florida Weekly If your dog is in a calm place, it just reflects where you are, says the instructor, a former magazine journalist. The purists may hiss about the puppy-fication of one of the worlds most ancient forms of exercise and meditation. But when The New York Times published a story on doga in April, it became the most e-mailed article on the newspapers Web site for a couple of days. Topsy didnt read about doga. Didnt have to. The 8-pound Maltese is the loyal companion of Oblio Wish, the radiant woman who owns the South Dixie studio. She organized the recent class as a special fund-raiser for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. At the mellow and wise age of 13, Topsy is decidedly more doga-disciplined than Ozzie, her young neighbor on the adjacent mat. At first, that is. Ozzie, a free-spirited, 3-year-old Maltese, came to doga in the arms of his hesitant owner. Speech pathologist Cathy Feld never believed her pooch would behave in such a serene setting. But after a few stretches and chakra massages, rambunctious little Ozzie drifted into a state of bliss. Look at my dog, said an astonished Feld as the pooch lay perfectly still beside her. This is the calmest this dog has been in his whole life.On the instructors cue, she and the other participants picked up their pups and cradled them like babies. They circled the room in a slow, walking meditation, the pooches and the practitioners.This is a mindfulness exercise, explained the instructor. We hope to be as relaxed as our pups are sometimes, and this is how we get there. The circle rocked and dipped in silence before the final relaxation pose brought them to the floor. Were so fortunate to have these beings in our lives, so intimately, said the instructor, her pooch melted onto her chest. Just relax, feeling how fortunate we are.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS AUGUST 6-12, 2009 VISIT FLORIDA, the states official source for travel planning, has awarded a $5,000 Cultural Heritage and Nature Tourism Grant to Childrens Museum of Naples. Joe Cox, executive director of CMon, says the funds will be used to promote a traveling exhibit called The Wonders of Childrens Museums. Funded by a Collier County Tourist Development Council grant, the exhibit promotes CMon as a family destination and increases awareness of the benefits provided by childrens museums in general. Through May 2010, it will travel to childrens museums around Florida. It features a scaled model of the Banyan Tree, the centerpiece exhibit at the future Cmon; a parent resource center with information about child development, learning and play; a map of Floridas childrens museums; a small exhibit of cultural masks from the museums OConnell Collection of folk art artifacts; and a series of banners explaining how childrens museums help families play, learn and dream together. The exhibit also features hands-on activities that encourage children to play by exploring different careers such as farmer, astronaut, artist and more. Young exhibit visitors can write a dream for their future on recycled paper that is embedded with seeds, which they can take home, plant and watch their dreams grow. Scheduled to open in 2010, the 30,000-square-foot Childrens Museum of Naples will be Collier Countys first learning environment devoted exclusively to childs play and discovery. To learn more about exhibits or sponsorships, call Cmon at 514-0084 or visit www.cmon.org. Waterside Shops and the Childrens Museum of Naples are pairing up for free educational and outreach programs featuring hands-on activities for children ages 4-8. Heres whats coming up in the pavilion at Waterside Shops: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8: Masks Around the World Match masks to their country of origin and their purpose, and make one of your own. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12: Journey through the Everglades Explore the plants and animals of the Everglades and create a nature journal. The public is invited to Juniper Village/ Wellspring Memory Cares version of PBS Antiques Roadshow from 4-p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Two appraisers will be on hand to estimate the value of items brought in to the center at 1155 Encore Way. Evaluations will be done on a first-come, firstserved basis (no appointments); there is a limit of two items per person. No items will be bought or sold during the event. For more information, call Juniper Village at 598-1368. CMon earns $5,000 grant to promote traveling exhibitWaterside Shops, CMon host hands-on fun for kidsTrash or treasure? Find out at Juniper Village Roadshow HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN SOLAR POWER YOUR HOME & SAVE Up to 30%
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 NEWS A17 OUTDOORS The skepticism in the room was palpable. Three state staffers had just told the 40 canoeists, kayakers and rowers gathered at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center that none of them would have to pay a fee and register their paddlecraft. The register-your-boat issue was never on the agenda and never part of the plan, said Jerrie Lindsey, director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Office of Recreation Services. The paddlers an eclectic mix of Gulf-loving souls from North Central Florida to Naples scoffed audibly. Some cleared their throats. Others snickered. Ms. Lindsey asked for a show of hands from those who came to the FWC Listening Session. (Listening Session is state jargon for a meeting in which a facilitator raises issues, discussion happens and a report gets written but no decisions are made). She wanted to know who came because they heard FWC plans to extract money from paddlers and other nonmotorized boat owners who now are not required to fill out any paperwork with the state regarding their vessels. Nearly everybodys hand went up. Im here to tell you this: Use your hands this week (right now, if you can spare a few minutes) to type an e-mail to the state and make your concerns known. The meeting one of three FWC sessions, with the July 27 one in Punta Gorda being the last was simply to recognize the needs, desires and interests (of paddlers) so it can inform what we do in our planning, Ms. Lindsey said. It went on for 90-plus minutes with discussion limited to access issues, user conflicts, law enforcement presence, navigation issues and safety/education. Im guessing the gentleman in the front row with a tattoo on his leg that read Shut up still thinks the state will force him to register his kayak, even though most states from sea to shining sea have no such requirement. Im pretty sure the man whose T-shirt read, I paddle to get away from you people remains convinced he was lied to. The state is looking for new funding sources as powerboat registration numbers tumble thanks to the economy; boat registration fees go to funds that build ramps and access. Its as simple as that, he and others seemed to be saying in the parking lot on the scenic Peace River after the meeting broke up. The sun dropped. People got into cars and trucks with kayak racks and boats atop them. They went home. But its not over. You can take action now, regardless of whether you think FWC staffers are up to some antics or whether you take them at their word that they plan to write a report based on the comments gathered and just keep it on the shelf until its needed. You have until Friday, Aug. 7, to e-mail FWC (listeningsessions@myFWC.com). The deadline is arbitrary, just one set so the comment period can close and staff can compile a document in September that will identify common issues and concerns from around the state regarding access and other issues. It will be posted at www.MyFWC.com. The FWC Boating Advisory Council will meet Oct. 15 (stay tuned for the location). The full FWC Commission meets Dec. 9-10. Could it be a sign or just luck that the latter meeting is slated for nearby Clewiston? (FWC meeting locations rotate around the state.) Id imagine the report could be discussed at both sessions. But even if its not, they provide another avenue for kayakers, canoeists and rowers. The meetings are public. A showing of paddlers could underscore the current here that although most people love their kayaks to get away from people, they can unite when necessary to be heard. Betsy Clayton is a freelancer based on Pine Island and also is Lee County Parks & Recreations waterways coordinator. Contact her at boatingbybetsy@ yahoo.com. betsyCLAYTON firstname.lastname@example.org Southwest Florida paddlers know theres strength in numbers COURTESY PHOTOThis launch site is at Matlacha Park on Pine Island in Lee County. Register>> Canoeists, kayakers, rowers and other non-motorized boat owners can e-mail FWC: listeningsessions@myFWC.com >> Deadline is Friday, Aug. 7. A t A P e l ican M a rs h 4800 Aston Gardens Way Naples, Florida 34109 239.593.3744 Independent and Assisted Living AstonGardens.com MANAGED AND OPERATED BYAssisted Living Facility License #AL10175 | Discovery Management Group Rent Protection Guarantee applies to Independent Living homes only. All offers subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Speak with an Aston Gardens associate for complete details. Lock in your rent for 3 years! Call today for a FREE lunch and tour! Americas award-winning senior-living community is offering a bailout program that prospective residents just cannot ignore three years of rent protection. With the Aston Gardens Peace of Mind Rent Protection GuaranteeSM you lock in your rent for 36 months in independent living homes. Its never been easier! A t h A s G S 3-YEAR
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of free pet health insurance. Visit the ne pets ready for adoption at The Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. >>Blue is an adorable is 5-year-old who can be a bit of a brat at times, but his intelligence, personality and good looks make it easy to overlook his attitude.>>Gabby is a sweet and quiet, very shy kitty whos about 3 years old. Through August, the adoption fee for all cats to $27.50.>>Kingston is a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois mix. Hes a real looker, and he enjoys lots of exercise and making new friends. 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Mature dogs of 5 years and older are especially recommended, since many dogs have an extended adolescence that can be avoided by choosing a dog whos often overlooked in the shelter. Many older dogs have years of loving left, and they deserve a chance. The older dog can slide easily into your life and will bond just as surely as the dog you took home as a puppy. And older dogs are everywhere, avail-PET TALES Dont discount idea of adopting mature dogable from private homes, rescue groups and shelters. If youre interested in a purebred, a rescue group specializing in your breed can be the deal of the century these volunteer organizations typically offer their dogs for the cost of the shots and neutering that theyve already taken care of.While the older dog can be a marvelous find, you still have to be selective. While expecting to work on some things as your new dog gets used to you is reasonable, you want to avoid those animals who have too many problems, especially if one of them is aggression. Working with shelters or rescue groups that evaluate their dogs and provide them with basic training is highly recommended, as is signing up your new dog for a training class to help work through the rough patches. In New York City, one out of every four times an officer fires a gun, it is aimed at a dog. The New York Times reports that the police department considers dogs to be a top threat to its field forces, especially those animals trained or encouraged to be aggressive. Pet-care services in the United States will expand 9 percent in the next five years, rising to $34 billion in 2013. The pet-care services market was $23 billion in 2008, with veterinary services making up for three-quarters of that amount, according to a study by Packaged Facts. Market growth in the pet industry has been expanding in areas such as mobile grooming, waste removal, pet travel, petsitting and pet walking, and funerary/ bereavement. The most bizarre veterinary claim incidents are being rewarded by the Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.s first ever Hambone Award, which looked at more than a million claims to find the strangest. The award was inspired by a dog who jumped into a refrigerator and ate an entire Thanksgiving ham before being let out of the refrigerator and taken to the veterinarian with a mild case of hypothermia. One contestant in the running this year is a spaniel mix, Toby, who got a bone caught around his front teeth and lower jaw. Toby was anesthetized and then had the bone removed with a hacksaw. The first pet-only airline is Pet Airways, which flies with pets in the main cabin rather than in cargo. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Be his guestChecking in with hotelier Clark Hill of Hilton Naples. B2 The way it wasNaples Press Club pays tribute to Walter Cronkite. NABOR takes care of business. B7 & 8 On the moveKeep up with whos going where, doing what on the local business front. B4 You could definitely feel an undercurrent of excitement among the group of about 30 who waited in a private room in Shulas Steak House in the Hilton Naples last Friday evening. Some carried footballs and photos, and most everyone had a camera to document their upclose-and-personal meeting with Deion Sanders, former NFL and Major League baseball player. When he finally made his appearance, Mr. Sanders was quiet and unassuming, graciously going around the room shaking every persons hand. He spent time taking photos with those who asked, signed memorabilia, and smiled politely when thanked for his efforts. Earlier that day, Mr. Sanders and three busloads of kids ages 9 to 13, their parents and football coaches arrived in Naples, the end of a whirlwind tour of Florida. The group, representing two teams of Mr. Sanders newly formed Truth Select Football, left its Dallas hometown on Tuesday, stopping in Tallahassee to tour Florida State University (where Mr. Sanders attended college and played ball), in Tampa to visit Busch Gardens and the Raymond James Stadium, and finally in Naples, where the teams would compete against the Naples Gators youth football league. One of the young coaches expressed his excitement about the week, mentioning this was his first time in Naples. That, in essence, was what the Florida tour was all about: giving the youth an opportunity to leave the inner city ofHilton Naples, Shulas host Deion Sanders and local youth football POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS email@example.com ALYSIA SHIVERS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Matthew Klinowski, Reg Buxton, Deion Sanders, Michele Klinowski, Brenda and Patrick OConnor. TammieNemecek: O ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT JUNKIES, nirvana occurs when diverse and growing businesses combine with a great quality of life, resulting in a vibrant community where everyone thrives. In reality, creating a world-class economy that welcomes innovation and attracts a healthy mix of enterprises is a tough task that takes collaboration and dedication amongst businesses, schools, government and the community. Economic development councils around the country are charged with pulling all the pieces together to make it happen. Tammie Nemecek, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Collier County, was recently elected chairman of the Florida Economic Development Council. In its 45th year, the FEDC advises the state legislature on best policies for creating prosperity for the state. With that ambitious goal in mind, the board charged with providing leadership and vision to advance economic development is comprised of likeminded individuals from around the state, all engaged in BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE NEMECEK B10 SEE POWER POINTS B11 Were working to create a world-class economic development delivery system that other states from around the country will look to. Tammie Nemecek, the new chair of Floridas Economic Development CouncilCOURTESY PHOTOTalking economic development Excerpts from Ms. Nemeceks message.B10 >>inside:T
Just beyond a non-descript door, behind the front desk at the Hilton Naples, is where youll find general manager Clark Hill. His office, tucked away at the end of long, narrow hall, where unbeknownst to guests the daily operations of the bustling hotel take place, is far from fancy. In fact, its pretty understated which is befitting, considering Mr. Hill himself is low-key and unassuming. Though hes far from an open book, he does divulge some fascinating tidbits about his journey thus far. I was born in Tokyo, Japan, he offers in a low voice touched by a southern drawl. His father, a colonel in the Air Force, served in World War II and the family lived everywhere. Mr. Hill remembers starting first grade in Izmir, Turkey, living in Germany for a bit and skiing all over Switzerland, before coming to the states to live in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a while. When his dad retired at 45, the family moved to Huntsville, Ala., the place Mr. Hill refers to as home. It is beautiful, he says. Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Huntsville is a high-tech city thats home to the Sci-Quest Museum and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. It used to have a lot of cattle, now it has a lot of houses, he chuckles. At 18, Mr. Hill was available for the Vietnam draft. My number was 125, but they only reached 80 or so, he says. Instead, he attended the University of Alabama, returning to Huntsville with a degree in industrial relations and taking a manager-in-training position at a newly completed Hilton hotel in downtown. I was undecided as to what I wanted to do, so I just worked there, he explains. He remembers a lot from the seven years he spent there, but Elvis Presleys stop at that hotel on what would be his final tour made the biggest impression. As Mr. Hill recalls, Elvis booked one show in Huntsville and rented an entire floor at the hotel. There was so much security, he says. In retrospect, I wish I had saved something. Even though he confesses to not being much of an Elvis fan, he did see the show. It was a great feeling. Having proved his managerial abilities at his home base, in 1982 Cooper Hotels offered Mr. Hill a general manager position in Knoxville, Tenn. I was 29 at the time, he says. I was gung-ho, but I had a lot to learn. From there he continued on to St. Louis and then to Fort Myers in the late s to open the Holiday Inn Select and Homewood Suites. In 2000, he stepped up to open the Hilton Naples, his sixth hotel with the company. Each experience gets much less intimidating, he says. Managing a hotel is nothing like what people perceive it to be. It is pretty hard and stressful work. The 200-room Hilton Naples wasnt successful immediately. Like any new business, it was a matter of developing a presence in the community. But then 9-11 happened, and the entire tourism industry suffered. On a positive note, the Naples business community pooled its resources and came together to get through that difficult time. Today, as a more vibrant business community continues to emerge in Naples, Mr. Hill and his 200-member staff have contributed by creating a Hilton known as the place in town for business meetings and functions. We have the space and were in a great location, he says. Its kind of a natural. In fact, right now any nonprofit organization that needs a place to meet may utilize the Hilton at no charge. We dont do this for the PR; we do this because we love Naples, he says. And Mr. Hill loves Naples so much he has turned down job opportunities that would require him to leave the area. What has kept me at this hotel is the community, he says. Though the economy has taken its toll, Mr. Hill feels pretty good that the worst is over. Nowadays, with consumers being very value conscious, the Hiltons rate is down but its occupancy remains good. In what spare time he does have, Mr. Hill is a vocal member of the Collier County Tourist Development Council, is past president of the Collier County Hotel and Lodging Association, and is co-chairing the United Way of Collier County campaign this year. Hes looking forward to zip-lining through the trees when he visits Costa Rica with his son, Clark Jr., who just graduated from the University of Central Florida. And while he jokes around about the exotic trips to Des Moines and Pasadena he and his wife Julie take, he does enjoy those trips to visit family. Ultimately, though, hes a beach guy. Geographically, thats where I always wanted to be, he says. 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tionary times but the desire to consume and invest in assets resumes, if only for the fear that tomorrow all will cost more. Certainly, inflation is difficult to control within a growing economy. A growing economy? At this juncture, as long as there is a growing economy, such problems might receive a warm welcome. So, whether youre making decisions in a boardroom, at a coffee shop or at your kitchen table, you will most probably be projecting future price inflation or deflation and charting a course based on your conclusions. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 BUSINESS B3 O ces to go in 24 hours as low as $500! 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The debate at the coffee shops in rural towns with small manufacturing businesses. The debate at your kitchen table. The debate within my own mind. Best articulated, will the U.S. continue to experience deflationary pressures or will the aggressive increases in the money supply by the Federal Reserve Board intended to cure economic ills ultimately result in inflation? And why do these disparate groups desperately care so much? Because it makes a huge difference how investment portfolios are constructed (at least for most), how large companies are financed and how small businesses will handle increases in material prices. And these are just a few examples to show the importance of the issue. For those of us who lived through the inflation of the 1970s, we thought there could be nothing worse than inflation until we experienced the asset deflation of 2008 and 2009. Inflation woes were, How do we pay for it? but not Why do I buy if prices are continuing to fall or if there is little chance of price appreciation in the next several years? The great debate: Inflation or deflation?Most asset classes have seen a haircut in value of 40 percent in the past 18 months. The list is long: real estate, equities, some fixed income, grains, some metals, oil and gas. In an economy that depends on consumer spending (70 percent of Gross Domestic Product is retail consumption) and consumer investment, the economy suffers from a consumer who either has no cash to spend or lacks the confidence to spend the cash they have or has stopped tapping the credit keg and has shifted spending to paying off debt. Not only has net worth plummeted, there is no confidence in when or how it can be restored. Broadly divided, there is the consumer who sits on large hoards of cash and is content to do nothing until something is clear and the consumer, who still reeling from the pillage, sits on scant cash held for emergencies. To be sure, deflation is on Ben Bernankes mind maybe on his mind 24/7. Also known as Helicopter Ben, the chairman of the Federal Reserve has stated, in sum and substance, that he preferred inflation to deflation and, so much so, that he would throw money out of helicopters to prevent deflation. Little did he know when he made this statement years ago, that he would actually be the Fed chairman and in the unenviable position of pondering where to throw the next amount of money. So far, no helicopter has been spotted but I am sure many Southwest Florida residents would like to see dollars falling from the sky preferably large bills. So why, in this environment where spending is greatly curtailed, is inflation perceived as a threat? To some it is inconceivable that the Feds massive increase in the money supply will not result in inflation. In any typical economic environment the Feds largesse would have already resulted in high inflation. But these are not normal times and there is no hint of inflation as of this writing because the velocity of money (the speed with which money is used) has fallen off a cliff. Every business school student knows the following formula quite well: MV=PQ. Money supply (M) times velocity (V) equals price (P) times quantity (Q). The PQ is also known as our Gross Domestic Product. In normal times, an increase in money supply causes an increase in prices inflation. (Quantity is assumed to be fixed in the short term and an increase in price does not result in greater quantities, at least immediately.) Money is not being circulated or spent. It is sitting; sitting in banks. Banks are sitting on bailout funds. It is not clear what will spark consumer confidence to get them to resume buying and investing, what will force the banks to lend, and what gets velocity of money to increase. But from my neck of the woods, or should I say from Naples beaches, the insidious problem of inflation is much more desirable than deflation. The fixed income holder takes it on the chin in inflav T f a o JeannetteSHOLWALTER email@example.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 Gary Queen has been named a partner for CapTrust Advisors LLC. He is an investment consultant in the Southwest Florida office of one Floridas largest independent investment consulting firms. Headquartered in Tampa, CapTrust delivers investment consulting and investment manager research to endowments and foundations, retirement plans and wealthy families. Mr. Queen also serves on the boards of the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples and ARTS Estero. Lori Oetting has joined the growing team at Dax Enterprises Inc. She will be involved with the accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services companys virtual receptionist and administrative services. Andrea Costanzo and Sandra Mediavilla, paralegals at Vernon Healy, have earned the status of Florida Registered Paralegals. The firm practices in the areas of securities litigation and arbitration and business litigation. Ronald Eisenberg, an estate-planning attorney with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has earned board certification by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates. Mr. Eisenberg serves as chair of the firms estate planning and administration division. He began his legal career more than 25 years ago in Minnesota and joined Henderson Franklin in 2005. He is a board member of the Bonita Springs Community Foundation, a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Naples Estate Planning Council and the Planning Giving Advisory Committee at Florida Gulf Coast University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Macalester College and his law degree from New York University School of Law. Mari Hornbeck has joined Florida Weekly to assist with sales, accounting and customer service in the Naples office. A Naples native, Ms. Hornbeck was previously was the front desk manager at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort. 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Mr. Hellwege joined Bank of Florida-Southwest in 2003 as the president of Bank of Florida-Tampa Bay. Prior to that he was Bay Area president for Gold Bank, CEO and president of Colonial Bank for Tampa Bay, and regional president for SunTrust in Tampa and St. Petersburg.Brittany Patterson-Weber has been named garden coordinator for the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Childrens Garden at Naples Botanical Garden. Her professional experience includes the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers, where she was deputy director. Most recently she worked for an environmental education program at Grand Cayman. She will oversee volunteer engagement, program planning and the butterfly house for the new childrens garden set to open in November at Naples Botanical Garden.Melissa Waite has been appointed manager of The Club at Naples Bay Resort. 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VR, an international franchise network of independently owned and operated business intermediary offices, was founded in 1979 for the purpose of providing professional acquisition and divestiture services for small-to-medium-sized, privately held businesses. For more information, call Mr. Soorenko at 596-8200. Blue Martini has opened next door to McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurant in Mercato. It is the first Southwest Florida location for the premier martini lounge that also has locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Phoenix and Las Vegas. On the menu at Blue Martini is an assortment of more than 40 martinis as well as wines and spirits and tapas, entrees and dessert. Blue Martini at Mercato has a casual outdoor patio bar, a heart-of-the-party stage room where live entertainment often is stages, and a secluded VIP room. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 The next Accelerated 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 walkins. Reservations must be made by July 30 at www.napleschamber.org/events. YP Naples members meet for One If By Land, Two If By Sea social networking from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at McCormick and Schmicks. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce presents its Social Media Series Session #2: Facebook, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $15. For reservations, call 2626376 or visit www.napleschamber.org Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting 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. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www. naplesgroup.net. WNOCC Womens Networking of 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. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest 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 email@example.com. Start, Buy or Franchise a Business is the topic of a free workshop sponsored by SCORE and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at chamber headquarters. Advance registration can be done online at www.napleschamber.org. Call 262-6376 for additional information. Business 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 Setters Business Network International holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. For information, call Lola Moore at 398-3006 or Kelly Salmons at 597-0787. BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Its 150 years in prison for Ponzischeme mastermind Bernard Madoff. What can we average investors learn from the Madoff story? Plenty. First off, Madoff is a great reminder that things that seem too good to be true probably are. Madoff reportedly promised some investors returns of up to 46 percent per year. If anyone ever suggests that you might count on earning that much, dont believe them! The stock market doesnt work like bonds or CDs or savings accounts. There is no promised return. In the short run, returns tend to depend on factors such as the economy, investor psychology and the like. In the long run, theyre tied to the performances of the companies in the market. Madoff is now famous for having delivered returns that were rather consistent around 10 percent, take a percentage point or two, each year. That should have made his investors suspicious. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 BUSINESS B7 Naples Area Board of Realtors general business meetingFred Sahapoglu, Cassie Williams and Sam Saad Larry Fleming with April and Bob Sievers Michelle DeNomme and Brenda Fiorretti Standing, Brett Brown, Joshue Perez and Jack King; seated, Kelly Goldstein, Julie Mitchell and Deborah Edmundson John Vaughn and Kathy Zorn Matt Colman and Rosa Ivey Steven Tanurdzic and Mimi SpranglerNETWORKING 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. DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 Naples Press Club veteran broadcasters toast Walter Cronkite Friday after Five with BNN Times at VerginaFormer CBS correspondent Phil Jones the afternoons main speaker. Barry NIcholls and Cat Foster Bob Wallace and Theresa Ay Joel Banow, who collaborated with Mr. Cronkite during CBS coverage of the early years of the U.S. space program. Becky Lynn Brook, Janet Brue and Ching Schueddig Naples Press Club members, including Phil Beuth, enjoy their peers remembrances of Walter Cronkite. John Michael and Deanna HederNETWORKING PHIL JASON / COURTESY PHOTOS See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY
New sales and information center opens at Quail WestREAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Bringing homes up to speed in a tech-savvy worldBill and Caryn Schuman requested one thing for their residence in Bay Colony. Sure, they were sold on 18th floor views of the rolling green of Pelican Bay Golf Course to the east and calm waters along the Gulf of Mexico to the west. The 3,500-square-foot-condo was dreamy and spacious. What grounded the purchase and subsequent build-out, however, was a desire to link with the world beyond Southwest Florida. Hes an attorney, and hes able to be here more because of his wired home office that keeps him in touch with his Chicago office and his clients, says Jenny Carter, president and principal designer of K2 Design Group. One of Caryns top priorities was making sure that the study was a fully functional environment for getting down to business, Ms. Carter adds. And in the living room, she was as concerned with electronics as she was with dcor. Virtual lifestyles are fueling a remodel craze thats sweeping high-rise towers and older communities built in the 1980s and earlier. For those who can and do squeeze every minute out of busy lives, the second home is as important as the northern home. It was not always that way.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The new Quail West Sales and Information Center has opened at the entrance to the private North Naples community. Designed to showcase Quail Wests 1,180 wooded acres, oversized home sites, lakes, nature preserves and two golf courses, the sales center is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The community was purchased in April 2009 by Quail West Development Company, a partnership of local businessmen, including three who live in Quail West. The gated community has estate-sized home sites from $300,000 and custom homes from $1,250,000 to $9,950,000. At the heart of Quail West is the 70,000-square-foot clubhouse with fine and causal dining, spa and salon, pro shop, fitness center, pro shot, card rooms, clay tennis courts and pool. It is significant that all of Quail Wests amenities are completed, fully operational and owned debt-free. The club is currently entertaining reciprocals. Quail West offers a rarely found combination of timeless beauty, opulence, varied recreational options and a convenient North Naples address, says Cheryl Deering, vice president of sales and marketing. The 5,500 square foot sales center has been completely redecorated and includes a state-of-the-art electronic aerial display. The exterior features an elegant pond waterscape and bougainvillea arbor. The entrance to Quail West is east of I-75, one mile south of Bonita Beach Road. For more information, call 592-1010 or visit www.QuailWest.com. Take your design dilemma to a Robb & Stucky seminarDesigners 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. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 261-3969, ext. 7000. >>Thursday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. 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 at screen TV, without disrupting the unique theme and style of your home. >>Thursday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. 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 ow with the rest of your dcor while still providing a masculine atmosphere. >>Thursday, Aug. 20, 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, 11 a.m. 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. COURTESY PHOTOJenny Carter of K2 Design Group made sure the view stayed spectacular in this Bay Colony high-rise study.COURTESY PHOTOA doctors home office in Wilderness Country Club was remodeled by Jenny Carter of K2 Design Group.Retired, but connectedSouthwest Florida was a setting for sleepy neighborhoods back in the late 1970s, when award-winning masterplanned communities like Pelican Bay were very much in the blueprint stage. Back then, retirees came down to get away from it all. They still do, of course, but second-home buyers are increasingly tech savvy. My clients are all online, Ms. Carter says. Even the ones who are not running businesses or working from home are researching every purchase and all medical information online. They look for recipes online. They read world news online, and they e-mail constantly. For K2 Design Group, a 15-year-old company that specializes in architectural solutions, a media package is part and parcel of every design. As homeowners turn vacation condos into high-function residences, boxy units are being reconfigured to make optimum use of space and capitalize on media. Retirees are more connected now than they ever have been, reports Jon Guenther, vice president of Advanced Audio Designs. Source material is where SEE TECH-SAVVY, B11 COURTESY PHOTOThe Quail West Sales and Information Center
policy development, education and professional advancement. Jim Moore, interim director of Lee Countys Economic Development Office, cuts right to the chase when he says the statewide and individual county economic development offices parallel each other, and the challenge at every level is to create and retain jobs. Were all excited that someone of Tammies caliber has been chosen to represent Florida, he says about Ms. Nemeceks new role as head of the FEDC board. Shell do a terrific job because of the type of person that she is. And what type of person is that? Tammies a dynamo, says Amy Evancho, president and CEO of the FEDC. Economic development is one of those areas you cannot neglect in a tough economy. What shes done in the Southwest Florida region will carry through to the state level. Its critical that this kind of forwardthinking leadership guides us. Ms. Evancho credits Ms. Nemecek as a key person behind Project Innovation, a Collier County EDC initiative calling for regional branding to differentiate local economies. Project Innovations straightforward aim is to create a shared vision to stimulate innovation among businesses, schools, government and the economy. That program has had tremendous success over the past year that shes been involved, Ms. Evancho says, She has an incredible ability to bring people together. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Nemecek, 40, moved to Naples in 1973. She attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg and Hodges University, where she earned a degree in management. She joined the Collier County EDC in 1994.Florida Weekly recently asked her about her goals as chair of board of directors for the FEDC. FW: Diversification is always given as the number one goal to beef up an economy that has traditionally relied on tourism and land development. Any examples of progress toward that end? TN: Infrastructure development has to occur before a big deal type of project like the Research Triangle in San Diego can be achieved. Weve made significant progress in higher education, not only with Florida Gulf Coast University, but with capacity building at Edison State College, which was a community college not too long ago, and with Ave Maria and Hodges universities. Another significant driver for our infrastructure network involves transportation. The expansion of I-75 and even the new Southwest Florida International Airport benefit this area enormously. As we continue to evolve as a community, were a better base for all kinds of industries. FW: Has the economy given new life to discussion of broadening the mix? TN: I really do think that Collier County is positioned better today than we ever have been to attract business, and weve had success because were focused on opportunity. Weve matured enough as a community to be able to do it. The desire is there because we see the impact of not having a diversified economy. FW: Do you plan on taking any Collier County programs statewide? TN: Project Innovation is a good example. That was a local initiative developed from a grassroots level with community partners to better understand how to create an economy by design. Ive gotten calls from other communities that would like to use it as a model, and Ive also heard about other initiatives. One of the ideas behind Project Innovation is that each region benefits from its own identity, and a statewide forum will be a good place for that message to evolve. FW: How can you help existing businesses? TN: In addition to attracting new businesses, we create strength by finding resources and working with the community to create and retain jobs right now. With Florida Jobs, we identify existing businesses and industries and take them through our economic development machine. One good example of how economic development can work was our Business Assistance Center, which was established after Hurricane Wilma to help local businesses and provide more than $1 million in bridge loans through funding made available by the state. FW: Youve been involved with the Florida Economic Development Council for a while. On the state level actually working with the people who lobby the state whats in the pipeline? TN: Were working to create a world-class economic development delivery system that other states from around the country will look to. Whats happening today thats different from what happened in the past is that were coming together with a collective vision, not only as economic development professionals, but as a broad base of diverse organizations that understand what the needs are for economic development to flourish. Were speaking the same language. FW: Youre a very busy woman, obviously, and still have three children to raise. How do you find the time? TN: Im passionate about working with leadership in our community locally, regionally and at the state level to accomplish so much for the state of Florida. Thats what keeps me going. I incorporate my children into many of the things that I do because its beneficial for them to understand that what were doing impacts their futures. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL161 4th St 3/2, tiled oors updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Cul-de-sac, wrap around covered deck, carport.$859 per month*$159,5003587 Bolero Way 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course.$1,080 per month*$199,9005325 Cypress Ln4/3 newer 2 stories, large barn/workshop, in-law suite, 2 laundry rooms, plenty of storage for RV, boats, 4 car garage$529,000*owner nance with 10% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest >> The following are excerpts from Tammie Nemeceks message to the economic development community of Florida after she was elected to chair the Florida Economic Development Councils board of directors for 2009-2010: For us to bring Florida out of these tough economic times, we must challenge ourselves, our leaders and our communities to create a shared vision for our future that results in a call to action to create prosperity and quality places for all Floridians for generations to come. FEDC has a responsibility to diversify the economy, ensure a culture of innovation, develop and enhance professional talent and create sustainable economies and resources. Our 2009-2010 key focus areas will include a better understanding of FEDCs role in a comprehensive Florida economic development delivery system. FEDC will collect data, create user forums to discuss performance quality, outcomes and opportunities and identify and assess best practices and systems in other markets. Our job is to connect excellence in the economic development system to our aspiration for Floridas future. As structural change is taking place in the economy, investors are also changing how decisions are made about investing in economic development. FEDC will build a visual and statistical analysis of the economic development system from all economic development enterprises throughout Florida through an internal working group of top research professionals. This research will help leaders at the local and regional level make decisions about structure, resources, return on investment and overall alignment with the economic development strategy. We must also develop and engage young professionals. We will launch a young professional outreach program throughout Florida. We need to invest this time to identify professional, volunteer and policy talent of the future. Finally, we will focus on communication. We will ensure communication resources are delivered and that we are responsive to our stakeholders Over time, we hope to achieve and ensure that Florida has statewide alignment of messages and positions. Thank you for the opportunity to serve Florida, this organization and the economic development profession. I have a great passion and desire to continue the tradition of this great organization and its leadership. There is no other state like Florida, and no other economic development community like FEDC. We have a role and responsibility to continue to build a strong foundation for effective leadership, which results in sustainable economies for today and beyond. The Florida Economic Development Council is a primary resource for policy development, legislative updates, education, networking and professional advancement. For more information, visit www.fedc.net. from the chair NEMECEKFrom page 1 X
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 BUSINESS B11 248-7284www.brendabergin.com firstname.lastname@example.orgBrenda Bergin, Realtor Boating or Beach?Oyster Bay, 1165 Clam Ct. #6 Boat dock is included in this spacious waterfront condo. No membership or docking fees. Unique 2 story oor plan just minutes from 5th Ave. and the beautiful Naples Beaches. $449,000 Open House Sunday 8/9, 1-4pmVanderbilt Towers, 1 Bluebill Ave.Walk to the Vanderbilt Beach from this beautiful, totally renovated condo. Over $110,000 spent on redesign and professional decorating. The open oor plan makes this unit seem much larger than it is and what a great location! The beach is just steps away$490,000 WATERFRONTSUMMER SALE$253,900 2 BED + DEN + 2 BATHLARGE BALCONY WATERVIEW2,035 SQ. FT. TOTAL Directions from I-75, take exit 138 west onto Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Make a right turn onto Monroe Street, followed by a quick left onto Main Street. Merge onto US 41 North. After crossing the bridge, make a left onto Hancock Bridge Parkway.Limited time offer. Prices subject to change. See agent for details.NorthStarYachtClub.com | Sales Center & Models Open Daily239.995.82003420 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 Hurry, when theyre gone, theyre gone.One new residence (406E) is only $253,900! Other 2 bed + den + 2 bath are only $356,000. Penthouses from $629,900. All in Fort Myers best waterfront community with unsurpassed views and location. Plus, quality finishes and unending, resort-style amenities you simply wont find elsewhere. Yacht ClubNorth StarLegendary waterfront living. the revolution is now. It used to be that you needed cable or satellite to watch your TV with video or DVD. As far as audio, you listened to radio stations or played a CD. Now homes are wired for total technology as music and computer information is streaming in from iPods, iPhones and computers. Mr. Guenther sees DVDs going away as everything will be streamed directly from the Internet into computers or Internetenabled television. Its not new; weve been hooking people up for years, he says. But more and more people are doing it. Theres a subtle change in perception... Computers used to be used for work, and audio video equipment used to be used for entertainment. The technologies are converging. Another homeowner moving to one of the areas earliest golf course communities Wilderness Country Club, also came to K2 Design looking for a wired world. A complete remodel of the 2,000-square-foot, 1970s-era condominium was necessary for the client. In addition to space-saving built-ins throughout, Ms. Carter says, We designed and installed a curving desk so that he can spread his work out. He prefers to rack up his work hours in his study now.The search begins onlineThe Internet is an increasingly important component of real estate sales, a crucial segment of the areas economy. Even to find Southwest Florida, the enlightened go online. Eighty-seven percent of buyers begin the search with the Internet, says Jo Ellen Nash, a Downing-Frye Realtor and owner of Nash & Company-Luxury Estates. We all know that the Generation Xers are Internet savvy, she says. What were seeing now is that an entire demographic people 65 and up is embracing the technology. As agents, wed better not forget that. More people are able to spend more time here, because they can run their businesses from wherever they choose. Dallas and see what Mr. Sanders experienced growing up. When the staff of Hilton Naples heard about Mr. Sanders plans to visit Naples, they stepped up offering a free place for everyone to stay on Friday and Saturday night as well as a free dinner banquet. In the past weve been sponsors of the Naples Gators, said Dave Shula, president of Shulas Steak House. This is just another way of continuing that association and helping somebody like Deion whos doing a great thing for the youth in our country. Having grown up in the sports world himself, Mr. Shula knows what an important part these activities play in a childs life. It provides a really good background and a launching pad for school and for going out into the business world. Mr. Shula, who made a special trip over from Fort Lauderdale to participate in the days activities, said it was a natural for Hilton Naples and Shulas Steak House to sponsor an event like this, given the entire Hilton Naples team always does its part to contribute to the community. We all recognized what a great opportunity this was and jumped on it, he said. And with someone whos a role model like Deion Sanders, thats a huge plus. TECH-SAVVYFrom page B9POWER POINTSFrom page B1
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Prebish II | 357-6628 OLD NAPLES tElegance, up-to-date construction & quality material throughout this 3 BR + den pool home with over 5,125 total SF. $2,900,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529ROYAL HARBOR tViews of Bay! Expanded/remodeled in 1995 w/3 bedrooms plus ofce. Pool/spa and summer kitchen, 660 SF boat house. $2,950,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080OLD NAPLES tTo-be-built home by one of the Premier builders in the area. Four BRs + den, 5.5BAs, 3-car garage, heated pool/spa. $2,995,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 ROYAL HARBOR t2220 Snook Drive Brand new! Open oor plan, over 6,000 total SF, 4 BRs + den, a 2-car garage & pool/spa. No bridges to the Gulf! NOW $2,500,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA tUpdates include faux paint, hand rubbed nishes & builtins. Elevator. Plunge pool, outdoor kitchen & replace. $2,150,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304ROYAL HARBOR tBermuda-style 4 bedroom + den, 4.5 bath home. Coral stone replace, hazelnut wood oors, & elevator. Heated pool. $2,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES tPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house. $1,595,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329OLD NAPLES tFlorida cottage offers 3BRs plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach. $1,625,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES CHATHAM PLACE t#9 Three-story, 3 BR, 3.5 BA residence. Private splash pool, 2-car garage. Saturnia marble oors, high ceilings. $1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLAS tDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool. $1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES SHADOWMOSS tThis 3 BR + den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces & lovely landscaping. 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Spa, tennis, marina, & yacht club. $769,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123OLD NAPLES COLONNADE ON 5TH tSpacious & lovely oor plan w/2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, & hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES VILLA t1070 5th Street South Over 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach. $999,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Single Family Homes 2020 8th Street SouthApprox. 167 of waterfront! 58x195x167x136 site w/cut-in boat slip. Direct Gulf access. Older home on property.$2,895,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Condominiums/Villas AQUALANE MANOR 320 14th Avenue South #CCarefree 2BR, 2BA. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished.$799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Lots 815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approx. 80 dock, covered slip & boat house.$2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Condominiums/VillasNAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #244Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and southern exposure. Marina views. Rentable by day, week or month.$895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #342Top oor 2 BR 2 BA villa suite with southern exposure. Private corner porch with marina view. Turnkey furnished.$785,000 | Michelle Thomas/Cathy Owen | 642-2222NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Avenue South #A322Top oor, corner 2 bedroom. Sunset city/ bay/docks views! Owners can occupy alternate months to generate income.$595,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879THE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy.$499,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile & turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed.$399,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd Street South #204Beautifully renovated, turnkey furnished 2 BR. New appliances, tile, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry! Walk to beach.$398,000 | Mary Yon | 572-3274BEAUMER 803 River Point Drive #307-BTotally and beautifully updated two bedroom furnished residence. Awesome kitchen, tile oors, & updated bathroom.$299,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203TOWN MANOR 1021 3rd Street South #104Walk to beach, dining & shops. Bright corner 2 BR/2BA, 1st oor residence. Co-op w/ land lease. Turnkey furnished.$265,000 | Judy Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle/Linda Perry | 261-6161VILLAGE GREEN EVERGLADES CLUB 661 12th Ave. S. #661Two bedroom, 1.5 bath residence situated close to downtown historic Old Naples. Turnkey furnished. 55+.$175,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 Lots/Boat Slips SEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60foot nger prier. Walk to downtown.$425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654NAPLES BAY RESORT 1480 5th Avenue South BS #B-43What a value for a 40 dock! Marina w/hotel & shops, Yacht Club, & Private Club with spa. No bridges to the Gulf.$295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 Single Family Homes 2035 Wahoo CourtOne of the largest waterfront lots in Royal Harbor. Revamped kitchen with new granite, cabinetry, and appliances.$1,699,999 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-09491303 Cobia CourtOver 4,600 total SF and 4 BRs, 142 of seawall, large dock & 2-boat lifts. Direct access to the Gulf (no bridges).$1,200,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-40801244 Cobia CourtOne of the best waterway locations in Royal Harbor. Very quiet. Very livable 3 bedroom. Pool. Dock, on 67 seawall.$895,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Lots 1571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard.$699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FOUR WINDS 1200 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3BRs, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters & breakfast bar. New A/C.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654SANDPIPER BAY CLUB 3011 Sandpiper Bay Circle #205Overlooking a lush, tropical nature preserve. Only minutes to downtown Naples and Gulf beaches! Updated kitchen.$160,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411MARINA COVE 5085 Yacht Harbor Drive #201Spacious coach home with view of lake. Bright & light 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den with double garage and lanai.$409,000 | Rod Mease | 659-0099 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL t#360 Brand new waterfront resort, 2BR/2BA hotel condominium with upscale furnishings. First class amenities. Turnkey. $629,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 OLD NAPLES SUNTIDE ON TENTH tLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor. $595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES tLuxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3BR/3.5BA. Private elevator, 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3BR/3.5BA waterfront home. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3BRs/3.5BAs, marble entry wood oors, 10 ceilings. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-209 Custom villa. Wood ooring, chiseled marble, replace, 3BRs plus den. $1,995,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-201 Custom-painted 3BR plus den, 3.5BA spacious oor plan. Marble and wood oors. $2,750,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#2202 Two bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $425,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. Ten-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $485,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. T urnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 #4401 Sophisticated residence with granite, stainless appliances, and wood oors. $395,000 | Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 #5504 Stunning residence with furnishings, crown moulding and lovely sunsets from the west facing lanai. $594,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 WINDSTAR ROYALHARBOR AQUALANESHORES ROYALHARBORAREA OLDNAPLES OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4 REDUCED REDUCED NEW LISTING OLDNAPLES Condominiums/Villas
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM LAKEVIEW TERRACE tUnique site 1/2 block off 5th Ave. S., 3 blocks to beach. PUD approved for 10 condominiums, zoning is in place. $3,900,000 | Paige Reddick | 239-272-5767GULF SHORE BLVD. SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier & walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331BROAD AVENUE SOUTH tCharming beachfront home with guest house circa 1901 has been completely renovated with upscale, modern amenities. Secluded pool area, wonderful Gulf views $8,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 14TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo-story, 4 BR home with den/ofce. Hardwood oors, brick replace, elevator, granite, and summer kitchen. $3,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089415TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! 4BR + den, 5.5BA Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace & pool/spa. $3,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GULF SHORE BLVD. NORTH tOver acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing 3BR cottage surrounded by landscaping. $2,395,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584SANDY CAY tClose to beach & 5th Avenue shops. Five BR, 5.5 BA w/ family room, private elevator, replace, & built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-24242ND AVENUE SOUTH tSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen. $2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741GARDEN TERRACE tElegant and innovative new construction on a beautiful street. Steps from the beach. Private outdoor pool and spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 BEACH BUNGALOWS tIn the center of downtown, this villa has over 2,500 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths. Heated pool. $1,990,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663RIDGE LAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining & lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond. $1,999,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741VILLAS ESCALANTE t290 5th Ave. S. #C-6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 BRs, 3.5 BAs and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator & 2-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PALM CIRCLE WEST tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, 3 bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 11THAVENUESOUTH tContributing structure in National Register Historic District. Two-story cottage; heart pine oors, & guest house. $1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424RIDGE LAKE tSophisticated cottage with guest house, lakefront setting, coral oors, replace, walls of glass, close to beach. $1,795,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-909114TH AVENUE SOUTH tGulf, beaches, sunsets, and Pier are just steps away. Lofted, paneled ceilings, open decks, 3 bedrooms and 4 baths. $1,880,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235PALM CIRCLE WEST tCustom-built home with 4BRs, 5BAs, den & reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool. $1,899,999 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 CATELENA t306 6th Avenue Lush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed. $1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231VILLAS VERONA t#103 Two blocks to the beach & 1 block to 5th Ave. S. Two bedrooms plus den, private heated pool/spa and 2 lanai areas. $1,350,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423113THAVENUESOUTH tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,495,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-45297TH STREET SOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak oors, 3 bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 Single Family Homes 520 9th Avenue SouthInspired by Addison Mizner design, 3 bedroom plus den, 4 bath home being built. Cypress ceiling, stone, pool/spa.$2,494,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 Condominiums/Villas780 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH CONDOMINIUM 780 5th Ave. S. #307This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished.$975,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 564-4405TIFFANY COURT 1071 8th Street South #202Second oor, 3 bedroom to include new carpet, crown mouldings & baseboards. Bathrooms updated with tile & marble.$669,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 975 Sandpiper Street #A-104Beautiful decorator furnished 2BR/2BA condominium. Resort amenities. Near shops, dining, and beach. Weekly rentals.$600,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176WHARFSIDE 830 River Point Drive #4Situated on Naples Bay! Sunsets and long water views! Recently updated 3 bedroom townhouse. 30 boat dock included.$490,000 | Julie Rembos/Paula Sims | 262-6600 Lots PAR LA VILLE 355 4th Avenue SouthMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches.$3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741175 South Lake DriveSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering.$3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119205 South Lake DriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach & 5th Ave S and 3rd St. S.$2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089481 Gulf Shore Blvd. SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. One block to Gulf. Plans for a 4BR Stofft Cooney design available.$2,175,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Lots Condominiums/Villas LUXURY BEACHFRONT LIVING195 Central AvenueOnly 1.5 blocks to beach & a short stroll to 5th Ave. shopping & dining. Lot is 76 X 150 w/a total of 11,500 SF.$1,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 PARK SHORE PARK PLAZA t#603 Opportunity knocks! Beach house feel. Fresh renovation, sea glass colors, gourmet kitchen, huge living room. $2,350,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412MARCO ISLAND CAPE MARCO VERACRUZ t#1902 Beachfront, luxury 4 BR/4 BA condominium. Great beach & Gulf views. Over 3,800 A/C sq. ft. Guardgated entry. $2,450,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133BAY COLONY BRIGHTON t#1704 This much sought-after residence features 3 BRs, 3 BAs, marble oors, custom built-ins & electric storm shutters. $2,995,000 | Marlene Abbott-Barber/Leah D. Ritchey | 594-9494NAPLES CAY SEAPOINT t#12-N Amazing uninterrupted views overlooking Gulf and Clam Bay from this exquisite 4 BR plus den residence. Furnished. $4,100,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 VANDERBILT BEACH PHOENICIAN SANDS t#201 Small intimate complex right on the sand. Furnished 2nd oor, 2 bedroom with over 2,052 total SF. Newly decorated. $849,900 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993PARK SHORE LA MER t#504 Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath southwest corner residence. Spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and sunsets. $1,495,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939MARCO ISLAND MADEIRA t#906 Situated along Crescent Beach, Madeira embraces pretty panoramas. Amenities invigorate mind, body & spirit. $1,547,000 | Laura Adams | 404-4766MOORINGS WESTGATE t#201S Priced below sellers cost, totally renovated 3BR/3BA has direct views of Gulf. Expanded glassed/screened terrace. $1,595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 244 4TH AVENUE NORTH tCustom-built in 2006, fully furnished, 2 blocks to beach. Over 4,700 SF of living area, 5 bedroom plus den, heated pool/spa. $3,595,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231155 20TH AVENUE SOUTH tOne block to the beach! Built in 2008. Over 5,300 A/C sq. ft., four bedrooms plus den and bonus lounge. Heated pool and spa. $4,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 1355 GORDONDRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,495,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 470 Egret Avenue Premier Properties $1,399,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 20 OLD NAPLES 181 15th Avenue South Premier Properties $1,500,000 Ruth Trettis 434-2424 21 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court Premier Properties $1,599,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 22 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Premier Properties Priced from $1,795,000 Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5>$2,000,00023 OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE 290 5th Avenue South #C-6 Premier Properties $2,195,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 24 ROYAL HARBOR 2220 Snook Drive Premier Properties $2,500,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 25 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 418 Bayside Avenue Premier Properties $2,945,000 Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 26 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio Way Premier Properties $2,995,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$3,000,00027 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive Premier Properties $3,495,000 Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 28 OLD NAPLES 244 4th Avenue North Premier Properties $3,595,000 Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$4,000,00029 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South Premier Properties $4,695,000 Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$5,000,00030 PORT ROYAL 2550 Lantern Lane Premier Properties $5,950,000 Celine Van Arsdale 641-6164 31 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive Premier Properties $5,950,000 Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 >$9,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive Premier Properties $9,900,000 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 30 31 32 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 TRAIL ACRES 161 4th St Downing Frye $159,500 Doreen Vachon 239-643-0636 >$300,0002 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Contemporary living from the $300s. Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8>$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 Premier Properties From the Mid $400s. Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-4 4 MOORINGS HARBORSIDE GARDENS 3400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #M6 Premier Properties $419,000 Keith Alexander 250-5156 5 OYSTER BAY 1165 Clam Ct. #6 Downing Frye $449,000 Brenda Bergin 239-2487284>$500,000 6 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 Premier Properties $549,000 Larry Roorda 860-2534 7 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 Premier Properties $549,000 Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 8 MEDITERRA CALABRIA 28541 Calabria Court #102 Premier Properties $579,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$600,0009 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive Premier Properties New construction priced from the $600s. Call 800-311-3622 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 10 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Premier Properties Priced from $600s Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 11 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #11 Premier Properties $625,000 Mary Morris 784-8599 12 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. Premier Properties $699,500 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$800,00013 PARK SHORE VISTAS 4651 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #302 Premier Properties $870,000 Jan Martindale 896-0360 >$900,00014 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 Premier Properties $995,000 Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 15 OLD NAPLES SPELLBINDER VILLAS OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street South Premier Properties $999,000 Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$1,000,00016 PELICAN BAY RENAISSANCE 5850 Pelican Bay Blvd. #3A Premier Properties $1,199,000 Susan Barton 860-1412 17 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2081 Mission Drive Premier Properties $1,250,000 Dave/Ann R enner 7845552 18 OLD NAPLES CATELENA 306 6th Avenue South Premier Properties $1,295,000 Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 19 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PARK SHORE, MOORINGS & SURROUNDS Single Family Homes 1727 Alamanda DriveFour bedroom, 2 bath pool home. Live close to Lowdermilk Beach Park, shopping and downtown areas! New roof. $470,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 Lots 266 Yucca RoadFabulous opportunity to build your dream home. Lot size is 113x197x110x195 Close to beaches, shopping & dining.$1,640,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420670 Murex DriveExceptional property located close to beach shopping and more on a lovely street. Build your dream home here.$599,000 | Steve Smiley | 298-4327 Single Family Homes 660 Wedge DriveClose to beach, west of 41. Peaceful setting. Existing 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with updated granite kitchen.$499,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 Condominiums/Villas SUZANNE 825 Ketch Drive #200Spacious 3 bedroom corner residence. Located close to beaches & dining & shopping. Private beach membership available.$295,000 | Robin Weidle | 370-5515ALAMANDA APTS 1964 Alamanda DriveLess than a mile to the Moorings Beach. Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath, new carpet, paint, vanities and xtures.$150,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Single Family Homes 626 Fountainhead WayBeautifully kept 3 bedroom offers 2,500+ total SF & is completely renovated! Covered outside dining and large pool.$725,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741666 Park Shore DriveModied Rutenberg plan opens to pool/lanai from living/dining room, family room, master bedroom and 3rd bedroom.$610,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 Condominiums/Villas PIEDMONT CLUB 4155 Crayton Road #203Wonderful 3BR, 3BA direct bayfront location. Enjoy Naples famous sunsets & city night lights. Only 19 residences.$650,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #4BFabulous location! Three bedrooms, incredible views of Venetian Bay. Steps to beach, ne dining and shopping.$619,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PARK SHORE LANDINGS 255 Park Shore Drive #342Boat dock #23 included! Water views from this 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath top-oor furnished residence.$599,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #2ASerene views of Venetian Bay from recently updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Granite countertops, wood ooring.$585,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #4ASerene views of Venetian Bay from this rarely offered 3 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence. Steps to beach.$549,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PELICAN POINT 1 300 Park Shore Drive #3DLovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished residence has wonderful bay views. Stroll to Venetian Village.$519,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600JACARANDA 4082 Belair Lane #20West of US 41, 2240 square feet under air, 3 bedroom plus den, 3 full bath residence. Granite kitchen countertops.$419,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231BELAIRAT PARK SHORE 3606 Belair LaneTwo-story, 3 bedroom villa recently staged & now has some pizzazz. Two-car garage & pets with approval.$399,000 | Mimi Straub | 434-2424PARK WEST VILLAS 4708 West Blvd.Lovely 4 BR/2.5 BA villa. Updated bathrooms and kitchen. Pets upon approval. Minutes to Gulf beaches and shops.$359,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203JACARANDA 4082 Belair Lane #10This 3 bedroom plus glassed-in porch used as den is updated and in excellent condition. Wood and tile ooring.$274,500 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyley | 261-6161 PARK WEST VILLAS 4702 West Blvd.Tastefully updated 3 bedroom with over 2,450 total SF. Glassed-in lanai, hurricane shutters and newer metal roof.$359,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203PARK WEST VILLAS 4704 Park West Blvd.Lovely two-story villa with 2 bedrooms, loft and 3rd bedroom on 2nd oor. Kitchen and bathrooms updated. Pets OK.$319,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203PARK WEST VILLAS 4710 West Blvd.Two-story villa lives like a single-family home. Ceramic tile oors, updated kitchen, newer cabinets & appliances.$319,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 MOORINGS tWaterfront 4 bedroom plus den and game room; 6,700+ SF under air; 4-car garage, sound and security systems, pool and spa. $5,950,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tNew construction home on Venetian Bay. Four bedrooms, library, game room, study, heated pool/spa, dock/hoist. $4,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tWide water views from recently updated, 2story luxurious waterfront property offering 5 bedrooms, den, 6 baths. $4,900,000 Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600 PARK SHORE tOn Venetian Bay with 165 on the water. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 28 ceiling, replace, koi ponds and dock. $4,750,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE 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 | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tReminiscent of a French Chteau. Sophisticated details, 4 bedroom plus den in a Feng Shui plan. $2,850,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 MOORINGS tCompletely renovated! Western sunsets over Bowline Bay. Travertine marble, stainless appliances, granite counters. $2,325,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444 MOORINGS tOutstanding! Over 4,400 A/C SF, panoramic golf views, 5 bedrooms and gourmet kitchen. Three-car garage. $2,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE tNew granite and stainless kitchen. New tile oors, impact windows, renovated pool and new metal roof. $699,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 PARK SHORE COLONADE tAthena model with 3 bedrooms. Marble oors, new kitchen cabinets, plantation shutters and 10 ceilings. $695,000 Julie Rembos/Linda Ohler | 595-1809 PARK SHORE tMagnicent private 4 bedroom compound. Modern appointments, elevator, theatre, docks available, private beach. $3,195,000 Vickie Larscheid/Ann Marie Shimmer | 250-5041 PARK 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 | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tNew construction courtyard home with 3,940 SF A/C, 4 bedrooms, study, 4 baths including guest cabana; 3-car garage. $1,795,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE tWaterfront property on Venetian Bay with 116 of water frontage with only 1 bridge to the Gulf. Close to the beach. $1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE tThree bedrooms, den & pool. Chefs kitchen. Outdoor screened living room and summer kitchen. $1,899,000 Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 MOORINGS VILLASOF FAIRWAY TERRACE tMagnicent 1 & 2-story villas built BCB Homes and designed by Stofft Cooney Architects. Choose from 4 oor plans with outstanding amenities. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 up to return the carriage, as if waving sideways to someone: No, you go on ahead of me. Behind her sit two rows of stenographers, their hands languidly moving on their keyboards as if swimming through honey. Why are these young women all local teenagers thoroughly adept at laptops, iPods and iPhones typing on typewriters? Manual typewriters, no less? Theyre members of KidzAct, the youth company of The Naples Players, and theyre rehearsing a scene from their version of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The Players staged the classic musical thats set in the Roaring s to rave reviews earlier this summer, and the KidzAct troupe is bringing it back to the stage Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9. They had their first run-through on stage at the Sugden Community Theatre one evening last week. Afterward, Alana Neuman, the 17-year-old who was typing and who plays the title role, confessed shes never used a manual typewriter before, but she has seen one. My grandmother has one, she said.Time for a stylized showIts a bit unusual for the adult actors of The Naples Players and the teens of KidzAct to do the same show back-toback. They decided to do it for a number of reasons, said Megan McCombs, director of KidzAct. KidzAct gets the short end of the stick a little bit, she said. We wanted to give them the exposure of doing a full production with all the bells and whistles. Weve also been doing a lot of teenoriented shows Fame, Grease, Footloose, High School Musical, she added. We thought it might be time to give them a stylized piece to broaden their technical skills. On the night of the run-though, director and choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornana sat mid-theater behind a white table in the center aisle, taking notes as the show progressed. Her husband, Charles Fornara, the shows musical director, stood in the orchestra pit, playing piano accompaniment for the actors. They hit a rough spot. Ill clean it up tomorrow, dont worry, Ms. Fornara called to her husband. The dress of the evening was definitely casual teenage, middle-of-summer casual: T-shirts, shorts, jeans, sneakers. John McCann, who plays Millies boss, Trevor Grayden, was wearing the vest of a three-piece suit over his black T-shirt. Cargo shorts and black sneakers with red trim completed his wardrobe. Like Alana, a few of the other girls were wearing wigs, to help them get the feel of their costumes. Michelle Ritter, who portrays Mrs. Meers, an Asian woman whos selling young girls into white slavery, is wearing an oversized black wig and elaborate eye make-up, courtesy of David Goguen, whos in charge of the wigs and make-up for the show. Its much overdone, because shes an overdone character herself, he explained about Mrs. Meers wig and makeup. More than 100 wigs are part of the costume inventory for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mr. Goguen says, adding the character of Millie demands two wigs, and each chorus girl has three to four different wigs, because theyre playing different characters throughout the show. One of the benefits of putting on the show on the heels of The Naples Players adult production is that many of the same costumes can be used again, with a little alteration. Of course, the KidzAct production has 35 actors, as opposed to the adult production, which had 25. The same costumes could be used for the Millie character in both productions, with only minor adjustments. But the KidzAct troupe had to come up with additional file clerk outfits and tap shoes and new costumes for some of the male chorus, because the body sizes varied so much, according to costumer Mary Anne McAvoy McKerrow (who played Muzzy in the adult production).A little bit louder nowThoroughly Modern Millie is the Tony Award-winning story of Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City from Kansas with dreams of being actress. Because its the Roaring s, she bobs her hair and wears her skirts shorter. She deems herself a modern, and vows shell find a single man for a boss and marry for money, not for love. In one number, Im Falling in Love With Someone, two actors flit about the stage in a wonderful parody of falling in love, running in slow motion toward each other. The song is like Indian Love Call on steroids (and is prefaced by another Nelson Eddy-Jeanette MacDonald song, Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life). For a first run-though, its pretty good, Ms. Fornara commented to another adult during the rehearsal. But when it was time to talk to the kids, it was a different story. She and Mr. Fornara pointed out areas where the kids needed to improve. Shell tell them, This is good, but think how good it will be in three days, if you really work at it, said costumer Ms. McKerrow, who added Ms. Fornara uses the same psychology with The Naples Players adult actors. Shes encouraging, but keeps urging them to be even better. Theyve worked so hard, Ms. McKerrow said about the KidzAct troupe. All the kids love Charlie and Dawn and so want to keep improving. They tell one actor to Google twill be gilding the lily, because he doesnt know what the expression means, and therefore, isnt getting the laugh. Another actor paraphrased a line, saying, Man, youre really worth it, giving an unintentional s vibe to the thoroughly s story. Its Boy, youre really worth it, Ms. Fornara corrected the actor. Everyone laughed. Shes demanding, but supportive. SING! SING! she exhorted. If youre not singing loud, youre not dancing loud. That means youre not dancing well, youre not acting well, youre not singing well. All three go together, theyre all related. I want to see LOUD DANCING! she ordered them. You have to be bigger than life. You have to have the audience right here, she said, pointing into the palm of her hand.Teen leads can relateThe two romantic leads have real chemistry onstage. Brians Jimmy is winsome and engaging, and Alanas Millie has a will of iron enveloped in sweetness. Im very pleased with her, Mr. Fornara said about Alana. Theres something about her that makes audiences fall in love with her. Alana likes her character. Shes spunky, she said. She has a plan, shes determined. She moved out to New York on a whim. She has that drive. Brian describes his character as a cool, easy-going guy. They both love the shows music. Both are 17. Alana goes to Gulf Coast High School, and Brian attends The Community School of Naples. Hes been in KidzAct productions of Footloose and Grease and portrayed Horton in Seussical. This is his fourth production with the group. Alana has been in KidzAct since she was 12, and has performed in shows such as Fame and High School Musical. She also performed a number of roles in The Naples Players production of Beauty and the Beast. I played a napkin, a sausage curl girl, a table, she said. Both Brian and Alana want to go into acting professionally, after college at Florida State University. What do they think about acting in a period piece? After all, by the time theyre in their 20s, the Roaring s will be 100 years old. We bring the era to life, Alana said. (We can relate to) the energy of it, Brian added. We teens can take to a show our own perspective. Ms. McCombs, director of the KidzAct program, said about 600 young actors ages 13-18 go through the KidzAct program every year. Approximately 350 have taken part in this summers classes and productions, the most theyve had for a summer. A handful want to do it as a career, Ms. McCombs said about KidzAct participants. The main focus is for them to fall in love with theater, to grow up to be the audiences, supporters, volunteers in the future. It gives them a great sense of accomplishment. Its a team sport thats artistic. Very few people get to play a lead role, so the instructors spent the summer stressing how important the chorus is, she said, adding, Theres the camaraderie, the exaltation of the dance. The kids learn quickly. Only five knew how to tap dance before rehearsals for Thoroughly Modern Millie began. Watching them now, its hard to believe that most of them have just learned to tap. You never know when a light bulb will go on for an actor, Ms. McCombs said. Something turns on for the desire inside, that turns on the light. She added the young actors have a real trust in Dawn (Fornara). They really trust her. The older they get, the more theyre able to hear what shes saying. Everything I learned of theater has been from Dawn and Charles, Brian said. I owe a lot to them. MILLIEFrom page 1 get in on the KidzAct>> The fall session of KidzAct classes for aspiring thespians ages 4-18 will begin in midSeptember. Auditions for the fall KidzAct production of The Nutcracker Goes Pop will be held in early September. Details will be publicized as they become available. KidzAct is the youth theater program of The Naples Players. For more information, call 263-7990 or visit www. naplesplayers.org. PEGGY FARREN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: All eyes are on the director during a run-through. Left: Director/choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara confers with her husband, musical director Charles Fornara.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 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. Bricktops at Waterside Shops Frank Smith on guitar every Wednesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m. 596-9112. Capri: A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam at 6 p.m. Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band at 6 p.m. Tuesday: Karaoke with Steve Roberts. Wednesday: Cahlua & Cream at 7 p.m. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 594-3500. Carlas Sunday Night Jazz Jam with Carla Valenti and friends. 2225 Davis Blvd. 774-2275. Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar Thursday: Blues and jazz with Rick Howard Dave Tregether John Lamb and Bob Zottola from 6-9 p.m. Saturday: Acousticlectic Music for the Easily Amused from 8-11 p.m. featuring Beck. Sunday: The Expandable Jazz Band from 6:30-9 p.m. 6436 Naples Blvd. 598-9463.Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9 (call ahead for open hours and specific show times): Thoroughly Modern Millie The teen version presented by The Naples Players KidzAct youth troupe. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. (See story on page C1). Exhibit Opening Dog Day Afternoon, opens Friday at Sweet Art Gallery. 587-2110 or www.thesweetartgallery.com. Best bets for the weekend Thursday, Aug. 6 Friday, Aug. 7 Sunday, Aug. 9 Monday, Aug. 10 Tuesday, Aug. 11 This weeks theater Peter Pan Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents the highflying adventure Peter Pan through Aug. 8. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Naples City Improv Get in on the fun from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Six Degrees Exhibitions, 1100 Sixth Avenue South. Admission is $10. 682-0638 www. naplescityimprov.com. Family and Friends of the Estuary Opening reception for an exhibit of artwork inspired by Rookery Bay Estuary, 5-7 p.m. at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road. 4176310 or www.rookerybay.org. Village Nights Live music fills the air around The Village on Venetian Bay from 6-9 p.m. 403-2204. 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. 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. First Friday at Mercato Soul Machine, a seven-piece dance band, will perform from 5-9 p.m., and Mercatos shops and restaurants will have special offers and raffles. Collier County Domestic Animal Services will have adoptable dogs on hand. 403-2204 or www.MercatoNaples.com. In Your Dreams Professionals from the Naples Dream Lab will be at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops beginning at 7 Saturday, Aug. 8 Laugh it Off Join the Naples Laughter Club from 9-10 a.m. at Lowdermilk Park. Call Heidi Smith at 821-1073 or e-mail NaplesLaughterClub@yahoo.com. 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. All that Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 2-4 p.m. at The Norris Center. 213-3049. Made in Florida The Collier County Museum presents a free showing of movies shot in Florida at 1 p.m. every Saturday. Today: The Palm Beach Story (1942), starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor and Rudy Valee. 3301 Tamiami Trail East, in the Collier County Government Center. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.org. Free Zoo Admission Collier County residents get in free all day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (zoo closes at 5 p.m.). 262-5409 or www.napleszoo.com. ARTScool Open House ARTScool students, their families and faculty will celebrate the summer program and view works created by the kids from 3-5 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. All About Orchids The Southwest Florida Orchid Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Rutenberg Eco Living Center, 6490 South Point Blvd., Fort Myers. Dan Christensen of Dan & Margies Orchids in Fort Lauderdale will be guest speaker. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a Q&A session on orchid fundamentals. www.swfos.org or 561-0587. Trivia Night Test your trivia knowledge beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 9259 Mercato Way. 594-9400. Run for It Naples on the Run boutique sponsors a Tuesday Nite Fun Run beginning at 6 p.m. at the store in Gateway Center. Join the group for a 3-5 mile run followed by free pizza. 434-9786. 2116 Tamiami Trail. Free Movie Gulf Coast Town Center presents Cinema Under the Stars beginning around sundown in Market Plaza. This week: Shrek the Third. More Trivia Its Team Trivia Night beginning at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 596-2337. 2396 Immokalee Road. 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! 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. 4814849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Served Mon-Sat 6:30AM until 11AM Mon-Sat 11-4 Happy Hours at Mels all day everyday price draft beer and house wine Naples 643-9898 Bonita Springs 949-3080 Ft. Myers 275-7850 Cape Coral 242-0218 Golden Gate 455-4242 Exhibit Kathy Spaldings The Rookery Bay Continuum and ARTScool 2009 Student Exhibition are on display Friday and Saturday at The von Liebig Center. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Exhibit Works by JoAnn Sanborn are featured at Blue Mangrove Gallery, 1989 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 393-2405 or www.bluemangrovegallery.com. Masks Around the World A handson activity for kids at Waterside Shops in collaboration with the Childrens Museum of Naples, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 514-0084. COURTESY PHOTODog 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, and donations will be collected for local shelters. Naples psychotherapist Elizabeth Harrison is the featured artist; other Dog Day Afternoon exhibitors include 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 597-2110, visit www.thesweetartgallery.com or e-mail email@example.com. p.m. to offer their insights into whatever dreams you care to share. Free. 598-5200. Art Walk Fort Myers Galleries, shops and restaurants in historic downtown Fort Myers welcome visitors from 6-10 p.m. Several galleries host opening receptions for new exhibits, and the oneact show Final Stage will be presented at 7 and 8:30 p.m. at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. www.fortmyersartwalk.com. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin. Friday: Barefoot Geno. Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney. Monday: Patrick. 457 Fifth Avenue South. 649-5140. Auditions Tryouts for The Naples Players fall main stage production, Lend Me A Tenor, take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. at Sugden Community Theatre. No appointment necessary. 434-7340, ext. 10.
WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Upcoming events WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Kathy Griffin Comedian Kathy Griffin returns to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers with a brand new show Thursday, Aug. 13. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Casting Call 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. Evening Out Enjoy an Evening on Fifth from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, with live music and more fun along Fifth Avenue South. 435-3742. Exhibit Receptions A reception for painter Kathy Spaldings show The Rookery Bay Continuum and photographer Joel B. McEacherns Conversations with the Light will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517. A Killer Act The Murder Mystery Dinner Train in Fort Myers whisks passengers back to the golden era of the railroad when A Killer Act opens Friday, Aug. 14. 275-8487 or www. semgulf.com. FREE Bottle of Winewith one day advanced dinner reservation for 4 or moreHappy Hour Daily 3-7:30pm 1/2 Price Drinks & Bar MenuVerginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for unique selection. www.VerginaRestaurant.comVisit our Web site to sign up as a registered customer & receive a FREE GIFT CERTIFICATE!OPEN DAILY for DINNER & 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 8 at 2 p.m.Broken Color Faux Finishing TechniqueSaturday, August 15 at 2 p.m.Transitions: Feng Shui for Loving Your Life Through Challenging Times RSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ART PRIME RIB 8 oz. portion Roasted to Perfection Served with au jus, Garlic Mashed Potato and Mixed V egetables. FRENCH DIP Our Famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib Thinly Sliced and Piled High on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll. Served with French Fries or Potato Salad REUBEN SANDWICH Corned Beef Brisket, Slow Cooked for tenderness and layered with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, and Thousand Island Dressing, served on Grilled Traditional Rye Bread. Served with French Fries or P otato Salad BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO Blackened Chicken Breast over Gemelli Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Green Onions, and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese. BARBECUE BEEF SANDWICH Thinly Sliced P rime Rib Simmered in Our Tangy BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato Salad HA WAIIAN CHICKEN SALAD All White Meat Chicken Salad Mixed with Seedless Grapes and Pecans, Layered between Two Grilled slices of Golden Ripe Pineapple. P resented over Baby Greens with Fresh Mango, Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes TURKEY BURGER Grilled Turkey Patty, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato SaladExpect only the Best From Naples Best Steak House There is only one Perfect NFL Season And only One place to enjoy The Perfect Dining Experience 5111 Tamiami Tr N, Naples located inside the HiltonFor Reservations Please Call 239-430-4999 Q UICK PASSLunch Specials $9.95Served Monday through Friday Wednesday, Aug. 12 Just for Laughs Home Shopping Network host and comedienne Helen Keaney brings her stand-up routine to Capt. Briens Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. 389-6900. Sea Turtle Talk Learn about the loggerhead turtles life story from a ranger at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entrance fee. 597-6196 Amphibian Invasion Paul Allen discusses the cold-blooded creatures that make Florida their home. Discover the difference between reptiles and amphibians, and learn the answer to the age-old question: Why did the turtle cross the road? Free. 2-3 p.m. at the Collier County Museum, 3301 Tamiami Trail East, in the Collier County Government Center. 2528476 or www.colliermuseums.org.COURTESY PHOTOKathy Spalding, Green Tree Frog, 2000, watercolor on paper, 29-by-36 inches
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Your family is like my family. She came to the conclusion that the definition of a dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it. Thats why we respond to these books. Someone is telling it so well, from their heart to our heart, not holding back. Mr. Keyes recently finished reading all of Richard Russos novels. Most of them are thinly autobiographical, about boozing, brawling people in small mill towns, he says. But Straight Man, which is set in the academic world, doesnt have the same level of candor, doesnt draw on his childhood the same way, Keyes says. Its hilarious to read, but you dont end up with the same feeling of affection that you do with the novels that are based on his childhood in this small dying mill town. To me, the best writing is (where) the writer trusts me as a reader to see what he or she has to reveal. One thing I love about writing is that it gives me an opportunity to have a very candid conversation with the reader, where we can share some things that are maybe touchy, revealing, difficult, because its so private. The writer-reader relationship is a wonderful dialogue. But fear will always be there, he says. I think the best writers are the scarediest, the most frightened. Theyre working close to the bone, and we feel that as readers. Writing is about finding your courage: not being defeated by fear, but finding out where it comes from and then using that fear to add to your writing rather than subtract from it, and keep going in the face of it. nervous, but it energizes me. You hear that over and over again from actors, public speakers. They try to convert fear into excitement. Excitement is the flip side of fear. He recalls talking with a neighbors daughter who was going to the local theme park. When he asked if she was going to go on the big rides, the roller coasters, she told him yes, but she also said she was freaked out about it. He says he knew shed have a good time despite her fear, because she was also excited about the rides. In The Courage to Write, Mr. Keyes quotes some well-known authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who said, All my life, Ive been frightened at the moment I sit down to write, and Margaret Atwood: Blank pages inspire me with terror. When he teaches a workshop, he tells the students: Im not here to work with style; You can read The Elements of Style for that. And Im not here to work with grammar; you can read Eats, Shoots & Leaves. What I am here for is to help you find out whats scaring you about writing. He stresses that hes not there to stop anyone from being scared, but rather to help them discover how to write in the face of their fears. When we re blocked as writers is when we dont realize whats scaring us. We put a name on it, then we can move forward. Sometimes, he says, he passes out sheets of paper with the phrase, What Im most afraid people will find out about me through my writing is And then he tells them to fill in the blank. I say, Disguise your handwriting. Dont put your name on it. Its an anonymous exercise. And Im amazed at the responses. A group of faculty and administrators at a college handed back responses including: how stupid I am, how little I know and that Im faking being someone who knows things. And you always get, from women: Im not the nice woman I appear to be, I harbor deep, dark feelings, he says. Bill Monroe, the great bluegrass musician, said from my heart to your heart is how he wanted to write his songs. If we do that, then were vulnerable. But thats essential for good writing. Thats why we like writers who dont hold back, he says. I think thats why the memoir has experienced such a renaissance, especially the good ones, because then we have writers telling us what really happened, very often in very scorching tones. He mentions The Liars Club by Mary Karr. Her mother was married seven times, twice to the authors father. He describes it as a book about an incredibly dysfunctional family, with drinking, brawling, shooting. The author then wrote an essay for the New York Times magazine about how she was scared to go on her book tour, because of all she had revealed. People were going to think she was a wreck, Keyes says, which is the way we all feel when we write candidly. She found packed audiences, and people would come up afterward, one by one, and say, ARTS COMMENTARY Author Ralph Keyes maintains a major part of writing isnt grappling with words and grammar as much as it is wrestling with fear. Fear not only goes with the territory, he says, adding, I dont think you can write well without it. If youre not scared, youre not writing anything of consequence. Usually when we write badly, its because were afraid to be direct, afraid to be candid, afraid that people will see through us. We spend a lot of time in life in general and in writing trying to protect ourselves. Writing where the writer is not being candid, he says, is deadly. Its when writers rely on big words, complicated sentences, generalities, clichs, he says. And anyone who writes is susceptible to it. Were so vulnerable out there So many writers use the term naked to describe how they feel when theyre writing and are published. Mr. Keyes (whose name rhymes with eyes) has written and published 15 books. His most recent is I Love It When You Talk Retro. An earlier book, Is There Life After High School? was on the bestseller list and became a Broadway musical. And yet, every time he sits down to write a book, hes scared. With every new book, you learn new things to be afraid of, he says. Two of his books deal with writing: The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear and The Writers Book of Hope: Getting from Frustration to Publication. When he gives a workshop, he asks his students if theyre scared. When they answer in the affirmative, he says, Good! Thats what good writing begins with. Dealing with fear, he says, becomes a challenge: Youre not going to let it stop you from what you want to do, he says. You find ways to use it. Im n t p i NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Courage and hope: The necessities of writing close to the boneFear not only goes with the territory, he says, adding, I dont think you can write well without it. If youre not scared, youre not writing anything of consequence... 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 A&E C9 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. PUZZLE ANSWERS Mama Rides Shotgun, by Deborah Sharp. Midnight Ink. 324 pages. $14.95.Deborah Sharp, former reporter for The News-Press and USA Today, is one of those intriguing Florida mystery writers who make us laugh out loud while were reading. In Mama Rides Shotgun, the second title in her projected three-part Mace Bauer Mystery series, Ms. Sharp enhances her key characters. Mace, the narrator, is an amateur sleuth whom danger will find. Self-reliant to a fault, her love life is troubled by her sense of being patronized, even by well-meaning men. Shed rather do it herself. Her mother oft-married and gossipy Rosalee constantly and loudly offers unwanted advice about this problem, and Mama gets involved in the mystery plot as well. The family quartet that also includes Maces sisters, Marty and Maddie, provides hilarious hi-jinks and sublime sibling rivalry. Ms. Sharp sets her stories outside of the big cities and the dense coastal populations. She portrays and memorializes Central Florida, once wild, then wild and agricultural, and now threatened by every kind of encroachment but still clinging to its unique heritage. Cracker country. The author finds the perfect spatial and temporal boundaries for her plot by placing her characters in the annual Florida Cracker Trail Ride, a west-to-east state crossing of several days that celebrates Floridas horse and cattle heritage. She picks up the story as Mama and Mace encounter a wealthy landholder and benefactor of the event, Lawton Bramble, whom Mama dated in high school. Soon enough, Lawton is found dead. Could be someone has poisoned his famous Cow Hunter Chili. Could simply be the old ticker gave out. Mace suspects foul play. Among those with opportunity and motive are Lawtons gorgeous trophy wife, Wynonna, whose reactions to her husbands death just dont set right with Mace and Mama nor does her behavior toward her step-son, Trey. Then theres Trey himself, a ner-do-well alcoholic tired of not measuring up and living in his fathers shadow. And theres at least one former friend and business partner to consider. As Mace investigates, several incidents occur that seem designed to send her and Mama packing, and thereby ending Maces inquiries. When Val, the horse Mace has borrowed, is struck by a whip, Vals wild response threatens serious injury to Mace. Moreover, Maces tent is mysteriously shredded, and a snake is found in her jacket. Mamas horse, Shotgun (thus the title), is panicked by bees, and Mama ends up with a twisted ankle. When Austin Close, a former fiance of Treys, directly threatens Mace, it seems her motive for getting Mace out of the way is because she imagines Mace is her rival. Romance thwarted, perverted or conflicted is everywhere. Most notable is the frustrated, smoldering attraction between Mace and her ex-beau, Carlos Martinez, a former Miami detective now working out of Maces hometown of Himmarshee. Mr. Martinez, too, gets involved in the investigation, and his seeming attraction to Belle Bramble, Treys sister, causes Mace all kinds of emotional turmoil. Advice from Mama and Maces sisters only adds to her dismay. The authors large cast of well-drawn characters requires careful stage-managing, and the author is up to the challenge. Mamas intended, a hulking New York Mafiosi look-alike named Sal, along for the ride in his capacious Cadillac, is a pleasant surprise. Doc Abel, who attends to the Lawton family and is on hand for injuries along the Trail, is another. Ms. Sharps confidant handling of the events cultural flavor the camping, the food service, the terrain, the spectacle, even the music contributes mightily to the readers pleasure. Although she resolves the mystery with skill, it is the uproarious fun of the nonstop yet affectionate bickering between Mace and Mama that allows Mama Rides Shotgun to win the readers heart. Deborah Sharps Mama almost always knows best REVIEWED BY PHILIP K. JASON___________________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTODeborah Sharp h g e d r y er at lea an d co ns A se v tha se n p a e n r i e M i V t M i __
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES POETIC PEOPLE By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: LEO (July 23 to August 22) Sometimes a workplace colleague cant be charmed into supporting the Lions position. Thats when its time to shift tactics and overwhelm the doubter with the facts. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You continue to earn respect for your efforts to help someone close to you stand up to a bully. But be careful that in pushing this matter you dont start to do some bullying yourself. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Dont ask others if they think youre up to a new responsibility. Having faith in your own abilities is the key to dealing with a challenge. P.S.: That private matter needs your attention. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time to use that Scorpian creativity to come up with something special that will help get your derailed career plans back on track and headed in the right direction. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) While change is favored, it could be a good idea to carefully weigh the possible fallout as well as the benefits of any moves before you make them. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The Goat continues to create a stir by following his or her own path. Just be sure you keep your focus straight and avoid any distractions that could cause you to make a misstep. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A colleagues demands seem out of line. But before reacting one way or another, talk things out and see how you might resolve the problem and avoid future misunderstandings. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A personal matter appears to be making more demands on your time than you feel youre ready to give. See if some compromise can be reached before things get too dicey. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A chaotic atmosphere taxes the patience of the Aries Lamb, who prefers to deal with a more orderly environment. Best advice: Stay out of the situation until things settle. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Tension runs high in both personal and workplace relationships. This can make it difficult to get your message across. Best to wait until you have a more receptive audience. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a good time to take a break from your busy schedule to plan for some well-deserved socializing. You could get news about an important personal matter by the weeks end. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An offer of help could come just when you seem to need it. But be careful about saying yes to anything that might have conditions attached that could cause problems down the line. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre able to communicate feelings better than most people. Have you considered a career in the pulpit or in politics? Get Great Information on how to plan your nancial situation in todays changing times.Call Today For A 1 Hour Complimentary Consultation263-2204www.peterdjepson.comEvent Sponsor:Peter D. JepsonPeter D. Jepson offers securities through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 10104 (212)-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC, and offers annuity and insurance products through AXA Network, LLC and its subsidiaries. Peter D. Jepson & Associates is not owned or operated by AXA Advisors or AXA Network. #PPG-50758 (7/09)
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 Monday through Thursday$24.95Three Courses$6 MARTINIS All Summer Long at the Bar!Come Listen to Flamenco Guitar Sounds ofCougarEvery Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights from 7-10pmPlease check our website for summer menus and special offers.www.SeaSaltNaples.comSeaSalt is located at 1186 Third Street South, in Old Naples. Please call 239-434-7258 for reservations. Thank you locals for a strong summer season! Tom and Summer, the lovebirds of (500) Days of Summer, do not end up together in the end. We know this early on, when the narrator tell us this is not a love story and proceeds to describe their vastly different viewpoints on love. Clearly (500) Days is not a traditional romantic comedy, but it is a wonderful tale of romance, love and relationships. Better, its a great movie thats honest, funny, and full of likeable characters and wildly original moments. It is also one of the best movies of the year. Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a greeting card writer whos a hopeless romantic, the type who believes in falling head-overheels in love and living happily ever after with someone. Summer (Zooey Deschanel) works in Toms office and doesnt believe in love. Their mutual attraction for one another, affection for The Smiths and drunken karaoke bring them together, and for a while everything is wonderful. Then things begin to fall apart. Director Marc Webb freely jumps to different points (from day 488 to day 32, for example) of the 500-day relationship, allowing us to see the joyful beginning and painful ending at the same time. It also allows fun moments to be interspersed with pathos, including a risky dance sequence that absolutely works and an especially clever split screen expectations vs. reality scene thats heartbreaking. One of the smartest things about Scott Neustadter and Michael Webers script is that Summer is not a bad person. We adore her, actually, and Ms. Deschanel plays the role perfectly. Sure, Summer is a bit heartless, but shes always honest with Tom, never cheats on him and never takes advantage of him. If shes guilty of anything its that she knew what Tom wanted and allowed him to fall for her anyway. But by the same token she was having a great time with him, and with her cards on the table, doesnt she have the right to enjoy the relationship as well? Sure she does, and thats coming from a guy whos had his heart broken. Mr. Gordon-Levitts Tom is the heart of the movie, and because we like his idealized vision of love so much its easy for us to overlook the fact that we know Summer is wrong for him. But thats the tricky thing about love: Its completely irrational, and rarely predictable. That (500) Days of Summer knows this, and treats the topic with such creativity, warmth and honesty, makes it a movie that hopefully sets a new standard for what romantic comedies can be. Yes, its that good. 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 (500) Days of SummerIs it worth $10? Yes danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com 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
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C14 WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Inspired by the Native American heritage that surrounds them, students in the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee painted their own stories while learning about the Seminole Indians during a summer art program hosted by The von Liebig Art Center. In their painted tales, the PACE teens interpreted the Seminoles colorful traditional designs to express their own styles. Hinged together, their four stretched canvas panels are more than 4 feet high and 6 feet long. Instructor Jody Abssy of The von Liebig Art Center guided her students along their artistic journey as they became adept at handling paint. She encouraged them to use all their vivacious energy to contribute to this group art piece. Wachovia and JP Morgan supported this outreach portion of the ARTScool program of the Naples Art Association. In a community filled with culture as rich and diverse as the girls themselves, this was an enriching experience they will not soon forget. The panels will be on display at the PACE Center where all the girls can enjoy their beauty and be reminded that everyone has a magnificent story to be told painted on the canvas of their lives. The PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee is a community-based, gender-responsive prevention program that provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. For more information, contact Vacharee Howard at 377-9860 or visit www. pacecenter.org/collier-at-immokalee. PACE girls paint their own stories as part of ARTScool summer class 10 LUNCHESIN 10 MINUTESStarting at$629 IncludingAll You Can EatSoups/Salads/Bread Sticks $5OFF$20 orderHappy Hour 4-Close All Day Sunday Not to be combined with any other offer.2380 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples, FL 34109 239.566.7866 9510 Market Place Rd. Fort Myers, FL 3912 239.693.8667www.uno.com Naples 239-591-0733 Sarasota 941-923-4455 Bonita Springs 239-948-7444 Close(Wells, selected calls, domestic beers and house wines.) FRIDAYSBIG ALS FISH FRYServed beer battered with pub fries and coleslaw9 OZ LOBSTER TAILserved with baked potato, veggie and salad$999 3pmClose$1999 3pmClose The month your birthday falls you get off your dinner entree every Monday that entire month! 3-Close (Valid ID required)BIRTHDAYSMONDAYSFAJITA-MARGARITAChoice of Steak or Chicken THURSDAYS3pm-Close$999 SATURDAYS4 COURSE DINNERSFeaturing Prime Rib of Beef Served with appetizer, salad and dessert.10 oz.only... $1299 4pm-CloseA FULL SLAB OF BABY BACK RIBSEnjoy a Full Slab of Baby Back Danish Ribs brushed with our Signature Whiskey BBQ, Crispy Fries and Homemade Coleslaw or Potato Salad.$999 only... ALL DAY EVERY DAY11am-Close STIMU-LUNCHSPECIALS!$499MON-FRI 11AM 3PM DINE IN ONLY!Smokers Welcome on Our Patios 1/2 PRICE PIZZA NIGHT TUESDAYSCOURTESY PHOTOGirls from Immokalees PACE Center relax in front of their Seminole-inspired artwork.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 A&E WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 The stars will shine brightly at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts next season, with a line-up that includes Tony Bennett, Renee Fleming, Bernadette Peters, Itzhak Perlman and many others along with Broadway hits such as In the Heights, The Color Purple and Chicago, plus world-class opera, dance, comedy and classical music. From Tony Award-winning musicals to some of the worlds greatest classical performers, and from David Copperfield to the Peking Acrobats, we have a season that will delight audiences of all ages, founder and CEO Myra Janco Daniels promises about the centers 21st season. Weve also come up with a number of specially priced programs so that everyone can experience the power of the arts, she adds. In challenging times such as these, the arts have the power to inspire and enlighten us, to touch our hearts and souls and show us new possibilities. The 2009-2010 season at the Phil officially opens with the Opening Night! performance Saturday, Nov. 7, featuring Irish tenor Ronan Tynan with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. The Phils popular Cabaret Series continues in the refurbished Daniels Pavilion, which will have From Broadway to the Peking Acrobats, a new season is taking shape at the Phil 1234 8th St. South | Naples, FL 34102239.261.8239Delicious Dealsall Summer Long Choose 1 Appetizer, Entre & Glass of Wine From Select MenuFrom 5-6:30 PM|Open Tuesday SaturdayMenu Decouverte$23.95Visit us at bleuprovencenaples.com for our summer specials. 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 The areas most experienced autobody technicians. We specialize in luxury & exotic vehicles We have the areas highest consistent consumer satisfaction index Top 5% in the nation Naples only body shop to use waterbased paint Free pick up & delivery Insurance Claims Fiberglass Repair Frame Straightening Complete Unibody Repair Expert Computer Color Matching Custom Detailing ArgentineTANGO239-738-4148 The essence of energy between a man and a email@example.com www.pablorepuntango.comPablo Repn PRIVATE LESSONS SHOWS WORKSHOPSPRIVATE LESSONS SHOWS WORKSHOPSSEE THE PHIL, C17
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 A&E C17 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 6th Lobster SeasonAugust 7th Key West Lobsterfest 2009August 15th Free Childrens Program at The Eco Discovery Center ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 LIVE MUSIC 5-9 FIRST SEATING 3 COURSE DINNER $ 18.09 5 to 6:30pm EVERYDAY 239-430-62734236 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. (The Village on Venetian Bay Naples)Open 11:30am 3:00pm 5:00 Close WATERFRONT DINING IN NAPLES LUNCH SPECIALS $ 9.09 11:30 3pm HAPPY HOUR 4-6 BEST PIZZA IN NAPLES1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well Drinks 10 Southwest Florida Locations To Find Your www.ribcity.com Flamingo Vegas Style Games PROGRESSIVE Machines . NOW HERE! Drawing 4 Times Daily From Our Prize Wheel Wednesday Sunday Weekly Drawings for Visa Gift Card 7:30 & 9:00pm Friday Complimentary snack & beverages All Day Daily Jackpots Huge Weekly Jackpotsan increased capacity of 282 seats. Among other highlights of the Phils coming season: The return of the Speaker Series, with Lauren Bacall, Dave Barry and Henry Winkler with Marlee Matlin Vocal superstars Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight, Engelbert Humperdinck, Steve Tyrell, Robert Flack, Smokey Robinson and others Tributes to The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, featuring the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Cabaret-style performances by James Naughton, Rachel York, Nikki Blonsky, Lainie Kazan and Chicago City Limits The musicals A Chorus Line, Little House on the Prairie (starring Melissa Gilbert as Ma) and Xanadu An American Voices concert with Crystal Gayle, Larry Gatlin and Andy Cooney Comedy greats Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, the Smothers Brothers and Jason Alexander Renowned dance companies including Miami City Ballet, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and the Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra with special guest star Lang Lang For more information or a complete seasons brochure with dates and ticket details, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. THE PHILFrom page C16
The Murder Mystery Dinner Train will open its new show, A Killer Act, Friday, Aug. 14. Written and directed by John E. Repa, this comical production whisks passengers back to the Golden Age of Railroads in the late 1940s to witness the funny trials and tribulations of four USO-style performers as they compete to become the next big act for the burgeoning Miami lounge club scene. A Killer Act is produced by Robert Fay, with costuming by Wende Gilmore of Vintage Emporium. The Murder Mystery Dinner Train showing A Killer Act will depart at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All trains board at the Colonial Station at 2805 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. A five-course dinner is included during the 3-jour journey across the Caloosahatchee River. The Murder Mystery Dinner Train operates year round Wednesday through Sunday, plus holidays and special events. For more information, visit www. semgulf.com or call 275-8487. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 A&E WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 A Killer Act debuts Aug. 14 INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! PIRATE CRUISE THRILLING PIRATE STORIES, MUSIC AND GAMES FULL SERVICE BAR SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are RequiredCall for Cruise Times 239.765.7272Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures 2500 Main Street Fort Myers Beach www.PiecesofEight.com WORLD OF THE OVER 55 ITEMS $ 5DOLLAR MEALSMISTER FIVE RESTAURANT1716 Airport Pulling Rd. S, Naples FL 34112 (on the corner of Davis Blvd. & Airport Pulling Rd.) CALL FOR EXPRESS PICK UP! 239 262 1555 Burgers Pastas Phillies TRY THE BEST FRIED FISH SANDWICH IN THE WORLD $ 5 Breakfast Served All Day Long! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-9pmFINALLY HERE FOR DINNER! 30% Federal Tax Credit SOLAR SOLUTIONSPremium Solatube Dealer12995 S. Cleveland Ave. St. 235A Fort Myers, FL 33907(239) 466-8605 solarsolutionsw .comNew showroom now open 10-2 M-FM or by appointment only. NAPLES PRINCESS Sounds of Sinatra Cruise Let Tony whisk you away with his incredible show! Feast on a delicious dinner, relax and enjoy. $55.95 per personCall (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsNaples Princess Hot! Hot! Hot! Deal Continues! Featuring Tony Avalon: Tuesday, August 18 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. Rockys Back!Come in and see the Bartenders! Wanda, Kim & Rocky! o n the t he ny u r e y xt ng bo at 2 My i s i n jo u r h at c M ys t y ear S un d
THURSDAY, AUG. 6 8 p.m., Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion (Repeated Saturday, Aug. 8, at 9 p.m.) Live performances from the hit-makers featured on the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever. Hosted by KC and The Sunshine Band, Karen Lynn-Gorney (Saturday Night Fever co-star) and Dance Fevers Denny Terrio. FRIDAY, AUG. 78:30 p.m., Connect! Grassroots ActivismEating local and enjoying mealtime through Slow Foods; embracing cultural diversity through AFCAAM in Fort Myers; buying foreclosed homes for rehab and resale through Habitat for Humanity. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SUNDAY, AUG. 9 8 p.m., David Garrett: Live in BerlinThe virtuoso violinist whos on the road to international fame seamlessly weaves an invigorating journey from classical to rock, from Mozart to Metallic, and back again. MONDAY, AUG. 10 8 p.m., Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! Learn how to overcome lifetime thinking habits that keep us from maximizing our human potential. TUESDAY, AUG. 1110 p.m., My Music: Motown MemoriesHits from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes and Marvin Gaye are showcased in this episode. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12 8 p.m., Live from Lincoln Center Classical violinist Joshua Bell and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 A&E C19 This week on WGCU-TV 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 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 Games CASINO13500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples(US 41 & Wiggins Pass Rd., Next to Walgreens)(239) 591-2196 $5 Match Play Everyday FREE Food & Drinks Smoke Free Bonita Beach Rd.I-75Wiggins Pass Rd. Immokalee Rd.Old 41US41 Come Check Them Out! Come Check Them Out! on ALL Machines75 75www.vegascasinosinc.com Fridays & Saturdays7-10pmSundaysDollar A Week Club Drawing7:30pm Diamond DistrictSouthwest Floridas D D D D 239.947.3434 Bonita Springs Bay Crossing Plaza U.S. 41 www. D iamond D istrict USA .com Next to Robb and StuckySend her an instant message Hair that Makeover in Paradise O f cial salon of Joshua Bell
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 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. 1. Becky Clarke, Nancy Maddox and Ken Hardin 2. George Neary, Vivian Rodrigez, Ivan Rodrigez and Becky Clarke 3. Nancy Maddox, Rick Gonzalez, Leslee Key and Elaine Reed 4. Chris Busk and David Forhecz 5. Donna Egdes and Kat SmithNaples Historical Society welcomes board members VIP grand opening party at Blue Martini in Mercatofrom the Florida Trust for Historic PreservationCOURTESY PHOTOSCINDY PIERCE AND PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 3 4 2 5 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned.See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 3 5 4 6 2 1. Mike and Bang Lake 2. Cheryl and Dougall McCorkle 3. Amanda Sherwood, Molly Grup and Meghan Garrett 4. Chad Thiesen, T.J. Meister and Andrew Hill 5. Curt Lutgert and Cedric Colyer 6. Eric Porter, Amy Pike, Caitlin Michelsen and Dustin HeathVIP grand opening party at Blue Martini in MercatoCINDY PIERCE AND PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY VINO AFE LUNAAFE LUNA $29.9921 Just as consumers eagerly await the arrival of the Neiman-Marcus holiday catalog each year, wine lovers and restaurateurs watch their mailboxes every July for the Wine Spectator issue bearing the Restaurant Wine List Awards.For restaurants, ranking among this years 3,845 winners will likely translate into dollars spent by wine devotees who use the list as a Bible when dining out. Most restaurants listed received the Award of Excellence, the first tier of recognition. Only 21 percent (or 816 establishments) won the Best of Award of Excellence, and a mere 2 percent (72) were deemed worthy of the Grand Award, the highest honor. Thirty-three Southwest Florida establishments made the list, with five Best of Awards of Excellence and 28 Awards of Excellence.Heres what diners can expect when they go to a restaurant on the list. To be considered for the Restaurant Wine List Awards, a restaurant must submit its wine list, menu, entry fee and a letter describing inventory and storage conditions. To qualify for the basic Award of Excellence, it must have at least 100 wines that demonstrate quality and harmony with the menu. For the Best of Award of Excellence, a wine list must hold at least 400 vintages and greater depth. The exclusive Grand Award winner in Florida only Berns Steakhouse in Tampa and LEscalier at The Breakers in Palm Beach made the cut must have upwards of 1,500 wines, including rare ones, with vintages from all the great wine-making regions. Some restaurants simply choose not to enter no matter how good their wines are so, dont automatically dismiss a place if its not on the list. Generally, you can assume restaurants on the list have some commitment to wine. Clearly, the Grand Award winners offer something special. Fort Myers wine devotee and instructor Jerry Greenfield knows a great deal about wine, but when he dines at Berns, he lets the sommelier do the choosing from the restaurants 500,000-bottle inventory.We tell him what were ordering, that we want a white and two reds, and we would like to spend about this much for the wines, he says. As a result, Mr. Greenfield has tasted wines hed never have found on his own, many of which were also great values. We had the J.L. Chave 1981 White Hermitage for $41. It was a stunning wine from the top-rated producer of the district. At Berns, he adds, You dont have to go for the $3,500 La Tache. Just show up and put yourself in their hands. Among the Best of Award of Excellence winners, there are many restaurateurs who are as passionate about the wine they serve as they are about their food. Having dined at Best of Award of Excellence winners Escargot 41, Bleu Provence and The Grill at The RitzCarlton, Naples, I wholeheartedly endorse their designations. In each of these Naples restaurants, wine is like a religion. Wines are paid homage, stored according to strict standards and ceremoniously served. Their lists read more like bestsellers than records of inventory. Although the restaurants vary in size, they share carefully chosen lists with great range and service staffs eager to help customers have the best wine and food experience possible. The Best of Award of Excellence pushes a restaurant to do better and be thinking about how their wines and menu interact, says Jacques Cariot, owner of Bleu Provence. I have about 2,000 wines, and need to reprint my wine list almost daily (to add new arrivals). I work hard to find incredible new wines. That is my challenge and my passion. Escargot 41 chef/owner Patrick Fevrier says, You have to have a good selection in different price ranges, high quality wine producers, and a passion for wines. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, lays claim to the best wine list in the region with a cellar that is broad and deep in both selection and range. Because we are a steakhouse at heart, our list reflects great strength in full-bodied reds, says Jason Sanders, The Grill Room manager and a trained sommelier. He has also traveled extensively through Europe in search of distinctive whites to complement the menu and the Southwest Florida climate. But a good wine list is not just about big names and pricey vintages. Take a burgundy like Romanee Conti, says Mr. Fevrier of Escargot 41. One vintage will be very good and the next is not, but they still charge the high price; so you must know the wine. His restaurant stocks hundreds of wines, with an emphasis on French and California selections, as well as those that guests request. Because of the restaurants size, however, hes careful about what he buys. I will not normally collect wine and hold it for 40 years, but I do have some nice wines at home, including a 1972 Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonos, a prized dessert wine from Hungary, he says. I like looking at that and would love to drink it, but it would break my heart to drink such a wine.Its like a child; they live a long time. J t l i t th qu F w an A St T jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Wine Spectator awards serve as guide, but not gospelFEVRIER
When the humidity is so thick you have to hack your way through with a machete, appetites are likely to feel as oppressed as your psyche. A Florida summer simply isnt the season for rich cream sauces, large slabs of beef or big, chewy red wines. Restaurateurs who pay attention to such things tend to revamp their menus to reflect that less-is-more summer appetite. Philippe and Lisa Boet, owners of Bamboo Caf, belong to this group. The casual French caf features a less weighty lineup of offerings this time of year. The number of dishes available is scaled down, too, reflecting the smaller crowds and the need to reduce inventory to ensure freshness. My previous visits to Bamboo Caf occurred during tourist season, when the dining room was packed, so being able to stroll in without a reservation on a recent Friday night was a luxury. Of course, if I had made a reservation, I might have snagged one of the comfy banquettes instead of a table in the middle of the room, but thats the price you pay for spontaneity. The caf is divided between the bar, with its inviting circular burgundy couch, one roomy booth and zebra-striped bar stools, and the dining room, which gains a few degrees of separation from a strategically placed wine rack and a couple of decorative columns. Even though its the height of summer, the dining room was about half full. Animated conversations, laughter, the clink of wine glasses and tinkling of silverware made for a festive ambience. We perused the menu while sipping a French pinot noir (the name of which I failed to note) from the by-the-glass selections while taking the edge off our appetites with crusty French bread and garlicky hummus. Dinner began with an endive salad ($7.50), one of the nights specials, and an order of steamed mussels ($10.50) from the menu. The salad contained both leaves and chopped Belgian endive joined by crumbled blue cheese, walnuts, tomatoes and a well-balanced balsamic vinaigrette. It was light and refreshing, a perfect starter for a summer supper. The mussels arrived in an attractive black steam pot from which emanated the luscious aromas of lemon, garlic and the fresh scent of the sea. The delicate broth added brightness to the dish without overpowering the subtle flavor of the mussels. Of course, we availed ourselves of the crusty French bread for soaking up some of the broth.One of the highlights of Bamboos menu is its tagines, savory steamed Moroccan stews. This time of year, it offers three varieties: lamb, chicken and seafood. Although the chicken looked tempting, with its mix of curry, currants and creamy almond sauce, and the seafood beckoned with preserved lemon and dates, I settled on the traditional lamb. It arrived in the classic pottery container for which the dish is nameda bowl with a cone-shaped cover that helps retain the steam while the stew cooks. The server lifted off the top in front of me and the scents of cumin and curry rose in an intoxicating cloud from within. The dish married chunks of tender lamb with sweet dried plums and those mystical seasonings that are wielded with such skill in Morocco and India. The chef at Bamboo Caf appears wellversed in their use as well. A dollop of cous cous and a few vegetables added color to the primarily brown-hued dish.My companion tried the Irish salmon, which was gently baked and served with a light but flavorful lemon beurre blanc, potatoes that were roasted to a dark brown and a smattering of vegetables. Portions are moderate, which is fine, particularly at this time of year. However, Im not much of a proponent of vegetables as garnishes. Both plates would have benefitted from more than a single stalk of asparagus, a lone baby carrot and two pieces of yellow squash.We had room for but one dessert and decided on the Napoleon ($8.25), which turned out to be a fine choice. The classic French pastry was beautifully plated, rising high on the plate and filled with ethereal Chantilly cream and fresh ripe berries. It was capped by a thick pillow of puff pastry, making it somewhat difficult to navigate, but we managed to finish every last bite, along with a small glass of Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls, a lovely dessert wine that complemented the pastry nicely.If there is one area in which Bamboo Caf could stand to step it up, its the service. There were two servers and a server attendant on duty the night we visited. First one then the other stopped at our table, then both retreated to the bar to determine whose table it was. Our server was polite but distant. Hed set a dish down on our table without saying a word and checked to see how the food was only once when we were almost finished with our entrees. Even when the meal was done, the bill arrived without a word. No I hope you enjoyed your meal or Please come again or any other basic nicety. I got the impression that since we werent regulars, he wasnt inclined to be overly hospitable.The other server appeared more engaging, chatting with diners and offering recommendations. At one point, however, he squeezed through a narrow passage between our table and the next while hoisting a large, loaded tray above our heads. Had he used the aisle on the far side of our table, hed have had plenty of room to pass. Bamboo Caf has much to recommend it. An ambience reminiscent of a Parisian bistro and dishes made with fresh, quality ingredients have made it a favorite Neapolitan hangout. Buffing up the service would take it to the next level. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m., Whole Foods: The Kids Club learns how to make fun breakfasts such as breakfast pizza and yogurt parfait; free with suggested donation of any school supply; 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration requested. Friday, Aug. 7, 5-9 p.m., Mercato: Party in the courtyard during the summer concert series and take part in a wine tasting by Whole Foods featuring 12 wines and various snacks; donations benefit the Collier County Spay Neuter Clinic; 9259 Mercato Way.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, 10 a.m., Whole Foods: Grocery insiders give a tour of the store and share tips on how to eat well on a budget; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100.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.Monday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Chef Illansy Ruiz prepares an assortment of upscale vegetarian fare; $5, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100.Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Roys: Learn how to prepare great food with Roys chefs and then dine on the results for lunch; $40 (includes wine), 475 Bayfront Place, 261-1416; or 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 498-7697.Wednesday, Aug. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Sample wines from around the world along with hors doeuvres to complement the wine and chat with wine experts; $10 (includes souvenir wine glass and $5 credit on any purchase that night), 1000 Crosspoint Drive; 596-5434.Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6-7 p.m., Sea Salt: Discover the wines of Argentina at a complimentary wine tasting and receive 50 percent off any wine featured in the tasting when purchased that evening with dinner; free, 1186 Third St. South; 434-7258.Thursday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Join Whole Foods and Sur La Table to learn how to make ice cream, sorbets and gelatos; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. 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 13 Ave. South; 262-5500. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. o k e Th ir d ou th ; t ions l is te@ FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Bamboo Caf>>Hours: 5-10 p.m. daily >>Reservations: Accepted >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted>>Price range: appetizers, $5.95-$11.95; entrees, $14.95-$29.95 >>Beverages: Full bar >>Seating: At the bar, booths, banquettes and conventional tables in the dining room or tables on the patio >>Specialties of the house: Onion soup, pate maison with cornichons, lamb tagine, let au poivre, roasted duck with orange sauce>>Volume: Moderate >>Parking: On the street >>Web site: www.bamboocafenaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 755 12th Ave. S., Naples; 643-6177 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go karenFELDMAN email@example.com KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBelgian endive, blue cheese, walnuts and tomatoes combine to make a light and refreshing salad.Bamboo Cafs casual charm just right for hot-weather dining dried plums and t h in g s t h at are w in M o r occo a t Bam b v e r sed A d o a f co b t o B el g ch e e toes c o a nd refre An elegant start to any meal is mussels bathed in a broth redolent of lemon, garlic and chives.
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