ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 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. 45 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: AUGUST 13, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERTaste of PeruIncas Kitchen is off the beaten path, but totally worth the trip. C23 Two for oneA double feature opens at The von Liebig. C1 Teens rule!A thoroughly modern opening at the Sugden, and more on the social scene. C20 & 21 Nonpro ts hope back-to-school supply drives make the gradePencil and paper are back-to-school basics, but for some Collier County students, these essentials can seem like extravagances. In response, local organizations and businesses are holding school supply donation drives, although the sluggish economy seems to be influencing the success of some collection efforts. Weve had very little response this year as compared to last year, Deanna Cleary, events coordinator for the Collier County Chapter of the American Red Cross, reports. I think people just dont have the money to spend, unfortunately. Supplies collected by the local Red Cross benefit homeless students enrolled in Collier County Public Schools. Dee Whinnery, executive director of student services for CCPS, estimates more than 800 homeless students will be served at the start of the 2009-2010 school year. I want people to understand any donation, no matter how small it is, is greatly appreciated, she says. Publix Supermarkets is collecting school supplies in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Donations can be dropped off at any store, orSEE SUPPLIES, A17 THEPUTTINGBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com AVID TETZLAFF IS A BOW HUNTER. He spends a lot of time way down south and east in the Big Cypress, watching, tracking, tracing and wondering. Arnie Sarlo is a cattleman. He spends a lot of time way up north in Charlotte and Lee counties on the big Babcock Ranch, watching, tracking, tracing and wondering. Neither man (and none of Mr. Sarlos cowhands) has ever seen so much as a single Burmese python in the wild, they say. That fact doesnt make Mr. Tetzlaff or Mr. Sarlo deniers of the proposition that tens of thousands of DSEE SNAKES, A8 Experts go after the growing and elusive python populationAlligator Human Dog20 5 15 10 RabbitBurmese pythons have grown from $20 pets to 20-foot monsters Python TETZLAFFAbove, the Burmese python, subject of intense media coverage and hunters wrathFLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOS E E Z Z E E E E U U Q Q S SON SNAKES BY ELIZABETH KELLARSpecial to Florida Weekly Air Berlin A bet that air travel to SWF would be a boon to German tourists has paid off for one airline. B1
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EXTRA FIRM, POCKETED COILS TWIN FULL QUEEN KI N G TWIN SETS starting at $ 89 each piece QUEEN SETS starting at $ 199 KING SETS starting at $ 349 TWIN SETS starting at $ 89 each piece QUEEN SETS starting at $ 199 KING SETS starting at $ 349 Next time you drive east of Naples to State Road 29 near Immokalee, then north to LaBelle way out in Hendry County for some fried green tomatoes at the diner and some local honey from the Curtis family store and the best barbecue on the peninsula (the old man roadside on Highway 27 South), or some real Mexican food from the hole-in-the-wall Spanish eateries with their velvet Jesuses and Tecate beer, consider this: Capt. Francis A. Hendry might easily have been dispatched by a Seminole Indian once, if not for a dog. Which means youd have none of that. If you pull a cornerstone out from under a house, after all, will the house stand? If you take the Hendry out of Hendry, the Collier out of Collier and the Lee out of Lee, whatchu got? You dont have squat. Instead, you have huge shopping malls and roadside vistas ablaze with flowering exotics and golf courses that soak up water like black holes soak up light. You also have a region thats more comfortable and a lot easier to understand because its so much less substantial less sinewy, less muscular, less complex and much less storied. Unlike my wife, I happen to like the smell of shopping malls and the clipped green discipline of fairways. I like the way people look in these places clean and opulent and the sense of plenty and safety and greed and good cheer. I like the suspension I feel from a world of concerns and responsibilities. All that would be enough in life, perhaps that and a little loving except for this simple problem: I like a good story even more. The kind you wont find at the mall. A couple of weeks ago, for example, two teenage boys embarked on a momentous bicycle journey along Captain Hendry Drive, a mile or so west of downtown LaBelle, where there are no malls. As you might know, Capt. Hendry named LaBelle for his daughters, Laura and Belle. A 19th century pioneer and cattleman (he once owned 50,000 head and more than 100,000 acres), hes the namesake not only of a county, but of the road on the west end of LaBelle. So down his road these boys pedaled at about 7 p.m., according to a scrupulously detailed news report by Patty Brant of The Caloosa Belle. Suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere, a ferocious beast attacked the boys, fully intending to kill them. The critter probably weighed only about 10 pounds thats the typical weight of a mature red fox, the most common of foxes native to Florida but it meant business. Fortunately for the boys, a woman named Debbi Nicholls drove past just as the rabid fox sank its teeth into the older boys leg. Heres what she did, as catalogued by Ms. Brant from a sheriffs report: A. Ms. Nicholls called 911. B. She stopped the car and ushered the boys inside, effectively rescuing them. C. She then reversed directions and counter-attacked, charging the fox in her car. D. Finally, Ms. Nicholls forced the creature to beat a retreat to the treeline, where she kept it pinned down until two Hendry County deputies arrived, the cavalry come to the rescue. Capt. Hendry himself, who commanded the 131 soldiers of Company A, Florida Special Cavalry, Confederate States of America during the Civil War, would have appreciated all that, dont you think? He might even have tried to enlist Ms. Nicholls in the cavalry. I certainly would have. But the contemporary cavalry did not consist of a bunch of sure shots like Capt. Hendry and his hard-riding cow cavalry. When the deputies spotted the fox foaming at the mouth, Deputy Preece retrieved his department shotgun to approach the animal while Deputy Kirk covered him with his handgun, Ms. Brant reports, using that delicious and increasingly arcane word, retrieved. Not grabbed, not picked up, not seized he retrieved a shotgun. Heres what happened next: The fox charged, and Deputy Kirk opened fire with his pistol, shooting the fox in the right rear thigh. Then the fox attacked its own tail. But when Deputy Preece raised his shotgun, the fox charged him. Deputy Preese opened up with the big gun, firing not once but twice, and missing. Deputy Kirk fired again with his pistol. But this time he, too, missed the fox. The fox reached Deputy Preece and assaulted the deputys upper right thigh (right thighs apparently being the target of choice both for rabid foxes and guntotin deputies). While Deputy Preece tried to kick the fox away, Deputy Kirk, obviously not satisfied with his own weapon, grabbed Deputy Preeces shotgun. The fox gave up on thighs and attacked Deputy Preeces lower right pant leg. Deputy Preece kicked the fox back and got away from him. Then Deputy Kirk, using Deputy Preeces shotgun, fired not once, not twice, but three times, probably expending the remaining ammunition. Finally, the fox was dead, leaving in its wake the following: one boy in need of rabies treatment, one injured deputy suffering from a torn eardrum caused by the percussion of fired weapons, and one almost disbelieving story lover. As for Capt. Hendrys dog, the sine qua non? Well, once upon a time when Francis was a young man engaged at Fort Meade during the last Seminole War, in the late 1850s, he stepped outside the gates of the Fort, unarmed. A Native American reconnoitering nearby took aim but decided not to open fire. The man had seen a dog Capt. Hendrys dog, as it happened and backed off. Years later, when the Indian came up and introduced himself, he told the captain hed have shot him, if not for the dog. And why? Because he knew that if the fort had dogs, they could track the Indian back to his camp, where the women and children were. Weve been partial to dogs ever since, Capt. Hendrys great grandson, Fort Myers lawyer Hank Hendry, told me. And Ive always been partial to stories. COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS email@example.comTravels in Storyland
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 There was good news for the journalistic community and for the country as a whole last week when Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two reporters for Current TV (founded by former Vice President Al Gore), gained their freedom via Bill Clintons sit-down with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Happiness over their safe return, though, does not mitigate the continuing threat to individual lives and national policies posed by the strategy of waging cold war by kidnapping. The case of Ling and Lee, along with those of American-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, freed in May after four months imprisonment in Iran, and of three American hikers recently seized by Iran near its border with Iraq-Kurdistan in July, can make it seem as if we are witnessing the advent of a new geopolitical tactic. But this practice is hardly novel. North Korea has, through the years, been a prime offender. Recall, too, Saddam Husseins seizure of hundreds of American, British and European citizens for use as human shields on the eve of the 199091 Gulf War. Or, in the most infamous of these episodes, the taking hostage of 53 U.S. embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Though not new, the practice of taking another countrys citizens particularly Americans and other Westerners does appear to be something that so-called rogue states are resorting to more frequently. And journalists are often the target. One obvious reason for this is that reporters will often go where tourists will not, and tend to be conspicuous to the regimes controlling the places they travel. Another is in the nature of journalism itself countries accustomed to keeping a tight control on their domestic news media often do not take kindly to Western press accounts. This seems to be the prime reason behind the capture of Newsweek reporter and Canadian-Iranian citizen Maziar Bahari, who was arrested while covering Irans postelection protests and remains imprisoned in Iran. Finally, there is the unfortunate history of nations giving their spies journalistic cover, which can make it all too easy to level charges of espionage against legitimate reporters. Whoever the target of such actions, there is undeniable poignancy in ordinary people finding themselves used as pawns in a geopolitical chess match. And in this reality lies the effectiveness of this ploy. In a variation of Josef Stalins cynical observation that One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic, the plight of one or two persons often gains headlines and sympathy, where the plight of many can elicit apathy. Part of this lies in the sense that, while certain situations may seem beyond help or control, something can be done to save a solitary life. It is this dynamic that gives the tactic its effectiveness. It is akin to the asymmetrical warfare used by terrorists and guerrilla forces, one in which the most sophisticated diplomatic plans can be confounded by crude means. And it presents a profound dilemma to the foreign-policy architects of free nations, where basic humanist impulses along with democratic revulsion at the deprivation of a fellow citizens liberty can create profound pressure to negotiate against national interests. In the case of North Korea, it is hard to quantify exactly what Kim Jong Il gained from his meeting and photoop with President Clinton. The U.S. government was not brought to heel, nor has it apparently deviated from its strategy in nuclear negotiations with that nation. What the ailing North Korean dictator, his appointed successor and outlaw nations around the world likely did gain, though, was an increased understanding that, by taking another nations citizens, they can open up diplomatic channels that might otherwise be closed. Its an unfortunate reality, for which there is no ready defense, in an increasingly dangerous world. o 1 9 in t i e r t h danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly When citizens become pawnsGUEST OPINION MOMENTS IN TIME On Aug. 13, 1942 Walt Disneys classic film Bambi premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The company had released its first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in 1937. On Aug. 14, 1912, the first double-decker bus appeared on the streets of New York, traveling up and down Broadway. The double-decker originated in London as a two-story, horsedrawn bus. On Aug. 15, 1961, two days after sealing off free passage between East and West Berlin with barbed wire, East German authorities begin building a wall the Berlin Wall to permanently close off access to the West. The city would remain divided until Nov. 9, 1989. OPINION By all accounts, Barack Obamas father, the Kenyan student studying in America, was cocksure and impressed with his own talents. The arrogance gene must be dominant. Obama clearly has it. And that, more than any other factor, is driving his summertime swoon. Hubris made him reach for too much, too soon; brazenly overpromise about the effects of his program; overestimate his control of events; think the golden touch of his brilliant team could solve intractable problems; and believe his words could trump reality.The Obama team is fiddling with his health-care talking points. But the verbiage is beside the point. What Obama needs is a little modesty. Its easy to imagine an alternative history of a more cautious Obama administration that wouldnt have stoked a voter backlash in all of six months.It would have begun with the recognition that he won office sounding like a tax-cutting moderate devoted to paying for every dime of his program, against a terrible candidate in the middle of a recession blamed on the incumbent Republican president. Even Howard Dean might have won in these circumstances. As a start, he could have taken steps to address the financial crisis basically continuing the Bush program, as he has and pursued a genuinely bipartisan stimulus. A smaller stimulus would have split Republicans and given Obama bipartisan cover. He could have followed up the stimulus with incremental health reforms say, new insurance regulation and subsidies for the uninsured in a continuation of the salami-slice approach to health care that has been so successful for Democrats. Again, hed have gotten substantial Republican support. At the six-month mark, hed have a few important, if not sweeping, legislative accomplishments; hed have avoided all of the liabilities of his stimulus and health-care proposal; and he would have split the Republican Party. Hed own the center. Thats what might have been. The real, overreaching Obama is sinking of his own weight. On health care, he has neutralized many of the industry groups that rallied against HillaryCare and benefited from positive network news coverage. But pluralities in most polls still oppose his grandiose plan. The more he talks about it, the more the plan and his job-approval rating down to 52 percent in Gallup sink. Obama has single-handedly brought Republicans back on fiscal issues. In the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Republicans now are more trusted than Democrats to deal with taxes, the deficit and spending. Republicans havent led on the deficit in that poll for more than a decade. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly uncle as a kid and always with the necessary permits. It was something we really enjoyed. Its quite challenging to kill an alligator because they have to be caught and roped while they are still alive. Mr. Hammel lives in Fort Myers with his wife Sarah Davis, a professor of environmental studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. His work is represented at several galleries, including the Blue Mangrove on Marco Island, the DennisonMoran Gallery on Fifth Avenue South in Naples and Wild Child and daas galleries in Fort Myers. 15 MINUTES very important to the artist. A lot of the commercial work I do is very happy and light, he says, but I also feel a certain obligation to do some insightful work that presents some of my more serious observations of life as well. He has tackled this in a pottery series titled The Human Condition, which he says was inspired by the news. One piece, designed to symbolize world hunger, is a bowl with no bottom. Another, The Art of War shows men in battle. Theres also a piece in the series titled Addiction Bottle.When asked if he has a dark side, he laughs and says, The world has a dark side. I just watch and relate what I observe.Despite his work as a cultivated artist, his deep Florida roots are not lost on Mr. Hammel, who has also done a fair amount of alligator hunting in various parts of the state. It was kind of a hobby, he says, adding he often went hunting with his Nothing could be more natural than David Lee Hammels love for portraying the tropical beauty of the Southwest Florida landscape. As the great, great, great, great grandson of William Wiggins, the fisherman for whom Wiggins Pass is named, he believes the area is in his blood. This is home, the fifth-generation Floridian says. A graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. Mr. Hammel creates fine art works in pottery, wood, stone, glass and metal. He also makes twig furniture and paints in a variety of mediums. Each concept lends itself to expression in a different medium, he explains. I enjoy having the flexibility to work in a variety of styles and with a large range of materials. He also has taught art for more than 20 years, working with students from first grade through high school through classes at The von Liebig Art Center a well as with underserved and at-risk teens. Big Cypress Wilderness Institute, a juvenile detention and rehabilitation center on the Big Cypress National Preserve, hired him to help the kids there create a mural depicting the Everglades. They took tremendous satisfaction in their work, Mr. Hammel says about the team effort. It provided them with a sense of accomplishment and an opportunity for positive recognition that is important for the development of self. We painted a watering hole, where animals come together and share, to symbolize tolerance of each other and cooperation, he adds. It was very meaningful for me as well as for the kids. Mr. Hammel is also an Artist in Residence and the areas regional coordinator for the Florida chapter of Very Special Arts, an international organization that since 1974 has enabled people with disabilities to learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. As a VSA instructor, he works with children and adults who have physical, mental or emotional disabilities to help them create and enjoy art. As the regional coordinator for VSA, he also ensures that local arts facilities have adequate provisions for individuals with disabilities. The Phils provisions are terrific, by the way, he says about the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. As an artist, Mr. Hammel has received an impressive level of recognition from international collectors, including Smithsonian Institution philanthropist Olga Hirshhorn and wildlife expert Jack Hanna. And because he works in so many different mediums, you can never be sure where you might encounter one of his pieces. The largest piece Ive done is probably the Pipe-o-saurus, a gigantic brontosaurus constructed of concrete pipes and displayed on the lawn of the Imaginarium kids museum in Fort Myers. Creating that one was a lot of fun, he says. Its very whimsical and colorful, and I had a lot of creative freedom. Freedom of creative expression is Artist, instructor David Hammel gives and receives joy through his work COURTESY PHOTOSTwo sides of David Hammel: alligator hunter and artist
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 the big snakes may inhabit the Everglades and be spreading beyond them. Instead, experience has made each skeptical of the hullabaloo, or the estimates in numbers, or even the concept of python spreading en masse. I believe there are pockets of habitat that Burmese pythons occupy, explained Mr. Tetzlaff, executive director of the Naples Zoo. But I dont believe its widespread. Others, including state and federal politicians, wildlife biologists, and officials of such organizations as The Nature Conservancy, do indeed fear that pythons have spread across the Everglades and will ultimately invade geographies far beyond, if they arent stopped or contained now. Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, and the Water Conservation Areas represent the core areas of the python infestation, according to a July 16 press release from the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, who went on to describe snakestopping strategies. The announcement was one of only several events that muscled into the news last month, adding luster to Mr. Salazars concerns. Among the others: Floridas U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson proposed organized python hunts on federal land (Everglades National Park is now about 1.5 million acres, so theres a lot of federal land for pythons and hunters to get acquainted). He is also pushing to ban python imports to the United States. State officials licensed a few hunters, about 10, to capture and kill pythons on state lands. One, Shawn Heflick, found a 9-foot python on a boardwalk an hour after a press conference in Broward County on the eastern edge of the Everglades to announce the hunt, but hasnt found a single snake since then, after skittering around the glades from island to island, says Mr. Tetzlaff, a friend of Mr. Heflicks. An escaped in-house python killed a small girl in her bed in Oxford, and two more escaped pythons rambled around Lakeland worrying residents before they were killed. And last week, a 17-foot, 207-pound Burmese python had the misfortune to appear on the grounds of a veterinary hospital in Okeechobee, where the chief doctor killed it with a .22. That animal may have come out of the wild since it carried no microchip, which has been required by state law in all such snakes since 2007 (pet stores can sell the young pythons at a foot or two in length for prices ranging from about $20 to $50, but now those creatures must be microchipped).How many are out there?Although federal and state officials have traditionally cited figures ranging from 5,000 to 30,000 as rough estimates of python numbers in the Everglades, in recent weeks the number tripping off the lips of Sen. Nelson, and other officials, was 100,000. Their precise origin in the wild here is unknown. Theories suggest that pet owners overwhelmed by the huge growth and eating needs of pythons released them, or they escaped from pet stores, or they escaped from owners or sellers during Hurricane Andrew in 1991, and moved into the Everglades. Interior Sec. Salazar has promised not only to find funding to deal with the python problem, but to develop such technologies as pheromone-scented baits to attract them, or drone aircraft with python-spotting thermal imaging, an ironic return-serve to the python, which operates with finely tuned biological heat sensors to locate prey. And all of this in a recession, no less. Meanwhile, Mr. Tetzlaff of the Naples Zoo, a man who has spent some intimate time with pythons including a memorable few minutes in which a 14-footer tried to kill him spotted about 40 whitetail deer during a ninehour sojourn in the Big Cypress last week. But no pythons, although he admitted theyre hard to see in the woods and they might emerge at night. And Mr. Sarlo, vice president and general manager (that is, top hand) of the 73,000-acre Babcock Ranch, also thought about exotic species that can threaten the status quo, last week but not pythons. Instead, he was marveling at the tough, adaptive ability of coyotes to inhabit a range and survive by finetuning their behaviors. Some of them those on the southern part of the Babcock Ranch, for example will try to eat his calves. But those on the northern reaches of the ranch wont. And they can travel a lot farther than the python, with its 1.5-mile per-day range, and its need for warmer climates. We dont want any exotics on our land, Mr. Sarlo said pythons, coyotes or plant species. If you get one or two, it can escalate into something of a real problem. So we shoot coyotes, if we see them. We dont want them stalking our deer and turkey and quail, either. One the main problems is, theyll stalk the wildlife. That problem stalking the wildlife has been the biggest worry about pythons for active scientists such as SNAKESFrom page 1Skip Snow, a federal wildlife biologist stationed in Everglades National Park. Hes discovered by necropsy that Burmese pythons, which can grow to more than 18 feet and weigh significantly upwards of 200 pounds, enjoy a widely varied menu that includes almost any breathing creature, including endangered Florida natives. Native cotton mice, native cotton rats, rabbits, squirrels, possums, even a bobcat (and) deer, Mr. Snow told The New York Times. Theyve also eaten everything from a house wren up through wading birds and water birds, pipe-billed grebes, coots, egrets, limpkins and at least one big alligator. None of that surprises David Piper, owner of Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs, or Scott Gregory, resource naturalist at the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers. The devastating effect of the python is probably on the bird populations, young nesting birds, Mr. Piper has postulated to Florida Weekly. The climate here is a lot like that in Burma, added Mr. Gregory. We have plenty of things for them to eat, like raccoons, possums, skunks and even alligators. In South America you see those reticulated pythons eating caimans alligators every day.The skeptics speakWhile that may be true, survival for pythons even in an environment where no natural python predators have evolved is not a given, says Chris McQuade, owner of Gulf Coast Reptiles and another skeptic of the big-number population projections. They lay their eggs once a year, and the typical clutch is between 30 or 40, but it can be much lower or it can go as high as 70, he explained in a 2007 conversation with Florida Weekly. But survivability can be very low. In Southeast Asia, one in 50 might survive. For the occasional gator or deer a big one might eat (here in Florida), theres a balance. The babies are food items for lots and lots of animals: turtles, raccoons, possums, hawks, eagles, other snakes, even big bass. So the concern is extremely overdone. I think there are natural boundaries that would keep them from spreading further, and I think nature and other predators will balance them out. Perhaps the sharpest critics of the call-to-arms against pythons are a husband and wife from Texas who sell the snakes and write in their defense from a business called Vida Preciosa International. In an online essay appearing last month, David and Tracy Barker had this to say about the problem: To date the Burmese python has not caused harm to humans, environment or agriculture. They added this, questioning the veracity of Skip Snow and a now-famous photo of a dead python and alligator that appeared to be trying to eat each other, taken in the Everglades four years ago. It seems a curious coincidence that one of the persons who will benefit the most from federal funding to fight the python problem would be the one passenger in the helicopter flying over the enormity of the Everglades National Park that just happened to pass right over this very bizarre scene. Dr. Skip Snow, the National Park Service biologist stationed in the Everglades and the on-site biologist most involved with Burmese pythons, and pilot Mike Barron happened to notice the carcasses as they flew over the swamp. After making this absolutely extraordinary discovery, they flew back to base and retrieved a National Geographic photographer who was apparently just waiting around until someone could find him something to shoot. They returned and took the photos that shook the Internet. Never before have pictures of two dead rotting animals been so popular online.Voices of reason and comedyMr. Tetzlaff, at the Naples Zoo, certainly wont go so far as to say pythons dont harm people or the environment, or question Skip Snow. Every time a python takes out a possum or a raccoon, its taking food from a bobcat or a cougar, he explains. And theyll eat anything. Or try to. Ive been wrapped up by the big guy, and its not a pleasant experience, Mr. Tetzlaff says. They can exert 80 pounds of pressure per square inch and hold it for more than 10 minutes, and if a big one gets you in a coil like that, its all over. When he was showing a 14-foot python to Zoo supporters, it locked onto him with a mouth of backward slanting teeth that number as many as 140, he recalls. A creatures natural instinct is to pull away from that bite which the snake uses to anchor the prey until it can coil around it and apply enough pressure to stop the heart and that only sets the teeth more deeply. Mr. Tetzlaff managed to pry the snakes jaws apart and then uncoil its grip on his legs. You cant underestimate them, he concludes. Pythons have heat pits, like pit vipers or rattle snakes, and they can pick up temperature changes to within tenths of a degree. If hes hungry and you walk by, and he senses heat, he might have a go at you. He can kill you, even if he cant eat you. Shawn Heflick, one of about 10 professional hunters newly licensed by the state of Florida to kill pythons with firearms or other means on public lands, and a python expert, recently answered a few questions of curiosity for Florida Weekly. FW: Is the python problem in the Everglades overblown in your opinion? Are they out there in the numbers some say about 30,000? Mr. Heflick: This is a guess based on an extrapolation of numbers taken from a high concentration area known as the frog pond, which is an agricultural area with high numbers of rodents (food) and thus high numbers of younger pythons as well. Skip Snow (a federal wildlife biologist based in Everglades National Park) took this number and extrapolated it to the rest of the 95 million acres of the greater everglades to come up with these numbers. It is an educated guess at BEST! FW: How do you hunt them, how do you find them? Mr. Heflick: We currently go out on foot, airboats, trucks and hunt areas where we think the rodent/ rabbit populations are high in order to find them. At this point there is no science to it, which is why we are gathering data from every python capture sex, GPS location, length, weight, stomach content. FW: How much of a threat are they to people? Mr. Heflick: They are not a public safety issue. They dont hunt people or chase people, so it isnt an issue at all. If someone sees one they simply have to leave it alone to be safe. FW: And a final flip question: Have you ever eaten python, and if so, whats it taste like? Mr. Heflick: Not yet, but as many people as are asking, I might have to try it. COURTESY PHOTOShawn Heflick, second from right, stands with fellow hunters and the first python captured in a new state eradication program.A python hunter speaks out
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(at 8 p.m.), at a meeting called by Mayor Roy Smith, that the IRS had approved this unprecedented pass-the-hat-plan under IRS Code Section 28 as a contribution to a political subdivision. And in Florida at that time, 100 percent of political contributions were tax-deductible.The plan, approved by a Whos Who list of old-timers, outlined several original projects, including mosquito abatement; the construction of four jetties; dredging sand; street paving from Gordon Pass to Gordon Drive to the Post Office to the Myrin Property, First Street and the Street to the Pier, Eight Street and Tenth Avenue; and my favorite: parks and playgrounds. (Who was Myrin? Well let you know.) With parks and playgrounds listed as the No. 1 priority on the plan, it seemed the towns leaders understood their communitys most precious resource was not necessarily its beaches. With their hat in their hands, the plan commenced. Many citizens played important roles, but three in particular Henry Watkins, William McCabe and Donald Greek were responsible for donating 10 acres that would become Cambier Park, the citys first park, as well as acreage for the citys second park several years later. Rex Lehman, City Council member and the town clerks husband, was selected to chair the Parks Committee, with L. A. Orick as co-chair. They worked with the town engineer, William Cambier (for whom the park is named), to gather estimates for the first public park. When it was dedicated on July 5, 1948, Cam-www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Hats off to Make Naples a Better Place to Livebier Park had cost the city a grand total of $27,150.Variances with a purposeIn 1950, Henry Watkins began the development of Coquina Sands and needed a variance to change the subdivision codes for all east-west streets to end at the Gulf of Mexico. He donated 10 acres for a park in exchange for the variance. Lester Norris, an avid supporter of the Make Naples a Better to Live to Live Plan, donated a pavilion for the park as well as grills and picnic tables. His private scrapbook (which can be viewed at the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum) has news articles about the citys second park and how it got its name. It seems the City Council wanted the new park named after Mr. Norris, but he refused the offer and instead submitted the name of the beloved and creative city manager, Fred Lowdermilk (who in 20 years of service also served as city engineer). When Mr. Lowdermilk accepted the honor, he talked of Mr. Cambier as one whose values and love for the community he had sought to emulate. Lowdermilk Park has a natural wetlands area, which is partially salt and brackish, and an underground connection to the Gulf of Mexico thats known as Lake Bertha after Mr. Lowdermilks wife. If you look carefully on the street side of the park, you can see a railing that Mr. Lowdermilk saved from the old Gordon River Bridge, which was undergoing renovations when the park was being built. Mr. Lowdermilk had been lured to Naples from the Edison Home in Fort Myers. He came as the city engineer with the promise that he could also be in charge of the city nursery. He was known for many things, but perhaps best (certainly to old-timers) for putting alligators in the sewer drains to clean them out when the town had no resources or equipment to do the job. I think Mr. Clendinen of The Tribunewould have loved Mr. Lowdermilks hat trick that definitely made Naples a better place to live back then. Lois Bolin is the co-founder of Naples Cultural Landscape, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Naples Backyard History is the funds educational initiative. For more information, visit the NBYH Mini-Museum at 1300 Third St. S., call 594-2978 or visit www.naplesbackyardhistory.org.Naples City Clerk Tara Norman called me not long ago with some wonderful news. She had discovered a cache of information about The Naples Plan. No wonder we could never find anything about it, she told me. Its held under its original name: The Make Naples a Better Place to Live to Live Plan. Deep in the city archives, Ms. Norman had uncovered a packet of research containing a newspaper article dated July 25, 1948. In the article, James Clendinen, state editor for The Tampa Tribune, wrote about a unique community effort that showed American ingenuity at its best. His article started like this: This story is about how the west coast town of Naples, 160 miles south of Tampa, pulled $250,000 in town improvements out of a hat. The hat Mr. Clendinen referred to was not a magicians hat, but an ordinary old lid like the ones that were passed around to take up a collection for the beer and barbecue at the office party. He went on to say the only thing this innovative plan needed was preferably a 10-gallon hat and a number of high-bracket property owners with enough community interest to part with a wad of folding money when the hat was passed. Luckily, the town of Naples had both.Ms. Norman uncovered additional details about The Make Naples a Better Place to Live Plan in the form of official minutes from a city meeting. 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The closure will begin Monday, Aug. 17, and will last an estimated three weeks, including weekends. The existing launch location has just 19 trailer spots, too few to accommodate the number of boaters using the ramp. The new plan calls for 88 parking spaces, including handicap parking, which will significantly reduce the need for boaters to park along the side of 951 after launching their boats. 951 Boat Ramp will close while parking spaces added Boy Scouts of America are planning a Beach-o-ree for area scouts and other kids from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Everyone is invited to enjoy water sports, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding and more. The Beach-o-ree fun is free, although park admission fees apply. For more information, call Rick Holloway at 8218277. Lee County Parks and Recreation plans a guided birding adventure at Bunche Beach near Sanibel Island from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The beach is an excellent spot for sighting both migrant and resident wading and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water, your curiosity and love of nature. The tour is free, and registration is not necessary. The entrance to Bunche Beach is off Summerlin Road, at the southern end of John Morris Road. For more information, call 707-3015 or visit www. birdpatrol. org. Scouts plan Beach-o-ree at state park Bunche Beach birding tour OUTDOORS e ntran ce c h e B e a c h Summ e rd at t h e n en d n Morris o r m o r e ation, 7 -301 5 w ww. r ol. shoppers can purchase pre-packaged, pre-priced bags of supplies. Allan Crockett, general manager of the Publix at Naples Plaza, says response has been positive, with approximately $3,000 of supplies purchased and donated in 10 days. Threasa Miller, senior director of resource development for the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, says the organization has seen a huge increase in the need for such supplies. Later this month, the club will hold its annual school supply giveaway; about 2,000 children are expected, Ms. Miller says, as compared to 1,500 who lined up for binders, pencils, markers, spiral notebooks and paper last year. Collier County Public Schools students return to classes Monday, Aug. 24. A list of recommended school supply donation items is available at www.colliercountyredcross.org. Here are some organizations and locations for donations: Youth Haven, Collier Countys emergency childrens shelter, is accepting donations at the following sites: Youth Havens East Naples Campus, 5867 Whitaker Road, Naples; Youth Havens Family Support Services Office, 273 Airport Road South, Naples; and Advanced Dentistry of Naples/Dr. Thomas Hale, 9180 Galleria Ct. #100, Naples. Fifth Third Bank, in partnership with The Education Foundation of Collier County and other area educational organizations, is accepting donations at all of its Collier County locations beginning Friday, Aug. 14. Gift cards to office supply stores or retail school supply vendors will also be accepted. For the nearest Fifth Third Bank location, visit www.53.com. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children of Collier County is accepting donations at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 2nd Ave. N. Naples; and Another Option 5248 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. The Collier County Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting donations at the following sites: Chapter headquarters, 2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples; both Marco Office Supply locations, 220 Industrial Boulevard, Naples, and 571 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island; and The Gap at Coastland Center Mall and Waterside Shops. The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, in partnership with Publix Supermarkets and Comcast Cable, is accepting donations at its main campus, 7500 Davis Blvd., as well as at all area Publix stores. Pre-packaged donation bags can also be purchased through Publix. SUPPLIESFrom page 1 LIZ KELLAR/FLORIDA WEEKLYPre-packaged school supplies can be purchased from bins at Publix for donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petBrookes Legacy Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 volunteer-only based rescue. All adoptable pets are in foster homes until they can be placed with permanent owners. Volunteers and animals are at Petco on Naples Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.brookeslegacyanimalrescue.com. >>Bumblebee is a 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix. Hes a Lab-lookalike in a small, 16-pound package. >>BobbyBo is an 8-month-old Jack Russell terrier mix who weighs about 18 pounds. >>Denver is a happy, playful, 12-week-old spayed beagle mix. They dont get much cuter. >>Key Lime is an adorable 3-year-old terrier mix. Everyone loves her. Blades Backyard BBQ I N A U G U R A LGermain Arena A A A A A D D D D D M M M M M M I I I I I S S S S S S S S S S I I I I I O O O O O N N N N N GREAT FOODPulled Pork, Burgers & Dogs right off the grill!BEER GARDENA great selection of domestic and import beers! JAMES WILLHITE BANDTHE NEW ARCHITECTSTJ KELLY BANDHOTHOUSEKIDS ZONEEverything from games to face painting to mascots!MEET THE EVERBLADESHang out with current and former favorites!GREAT GIFTS & PRIZES FROM: Your new neighbors will appreciate it, and your cat will live a longer, safer life. Its relatively easy to manage a conversion to indoor cat in a new home. Hed carry on like crazy in your old home if locked in, but in new surroundings hell accept the change with little fuss. Part of the reason cats dont like to convert to indoor-only is because theyve marked the outside as part of their territory and have a natural desire to revisit and remark it. A newly moved cat will learn to accept the territory he has been offered, and if the outdoors isnt part of it, he wont miss it as much. Above all, dont rush your cat through a move. Confinement during the transition is also good for avoiding behavior problems that might pop up with the stress of moving. By limiting your cats options to the litter box and scratching post in his small safe room, he will quickly redevelop the good habits he had in your old home. Cats dont like to move, but theyd rather go with you than be left behind.Cats like places more than they like people, right? Wrong. Your cat would rather be with you, no matter where you move to. But if you handle the days before and after moving day improperly, youre at a real risk of losing your cat. Thats why its important to take some time to do it right. Cats are highly territorial and will seek out familiar places when stressed, which is why they attempt to return to their old homes. While youll never manage a stress-free move for either you or your cat, you can make the best of the situation by keeping your pet secure before, during and after the move, and then by allowing your pet to gradually adapt to his new surroundings. The best way to move your cat is to confine him to a safe room before and after the move, and to transport him from one house to another in a secure carrier. The ideal safe room is a spare bedroom or bathroom where your cat isnt going to be disturbed, and where he can be outfitted with food and water, a litter box, a scratching post and toys.PET TALES Feline migrationDont feel bad about confining your pet. Hell be more relaxed in a small space where he wont be subjected to the stress of seeing people tromping around his house with the family belongings. Confining your cat also prevents him from slipping outside, which is a danger at both the old and new home. A frightened cat may be hard to locate on the day of the move if you dont make sure hes somewhere you can put your hands on him. When you get to your new home, leave the carrier, with its door removed, in the safe room. Close the door to the room and leave him be while you unpack. Coaxing him out of the carrier with treats and praise is fine, but let him choose when and how much of the safe room he wants to explore. Never drag him out youll upset your cat, and you might get scratched or bitten. A couple of days after youve unpacked and things have settled down, open the door to the safe room so your cat can explore the rest of the house. Even if you plan to let him outside, keep him in for a couple of weeks. He needs to stay inside to start forming a bond with his new surroundings. Better still, make the most of the opportunity offered by a move and convert your pet to indoor-only status. BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press SyndicateHow do you move a cat? With planning and patience
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But reality is stranger than legend. It is a reality that the unemployment rate in Somalia hovers around 50 percent. The people live in extreme poverty. Extreme poverty means that basic survival needs are not met. Jeffrey Sachs describes it this way: The people are chronically hungry, unable to access health care, lack the amenities of safe drinking water and sanitation, cannot afford education for the children, and... lack rudimentary shelter and basic articles of clothing. More than 20,000 people die every day as a result of extreme poverty. This people from whom the pirates emerge are the poorest of the poor. Yes, there must be a war on such terror. The word terror comes from a Greek MUSINGS Sola fide Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.root that means tremble. What sometimes causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble? I have been told to avoid caffeine, to get some sleep. But my pirate wisdom tells me the opposite. My pirate heart tells me that the cure is in waking. I wake to find that there is no American embassy in Somalia. There is no American diplomatic presence. Dont go there, we are warned. If you do, we cannot help you. This is a no mans land. Here we are at the edge of an inexplicable universe. It is our collective blindness to this world that is the true terror. And this blindness is no less blind to all the little terrified worlds somnolent within our American dream. There are ignored but peripherally visible worlds at all economic levels defined by their inhabitants as fiscally poor. Even in America, the richest nation on earth. Poverty is relative to expectation. And expectation is of mind, not matter. Our poverty is poverty, even if it is not extreme poverty. A greater blindness is in the piss-poor, dirt-poor poor farms of our communal loss. We are blind to our vacant isolation, to our vapid alienation. We are so often lost to each other. But the direst, gravest, deepest blindness is our blindness to ourselves. Our denial runs deep. Its depth, even as it seems to be refuge, is prison. It is our delusional misapprehension of our own hearts desire that is our greatest poverty. Poor has two Latin roots. One means little. From one point of view, when we are poverty stricken, when we cross the poverty line, we have little. We see ourselves as deprived. But if we are little, if we are poor in spirit, we are completely full with less. If we are little enough, if we cross the line out of definition into infinite possibility, our emptiness is limitless treasure. From this place, the meaning of the second Latin root becomes clear. This second root means to give birth to. What might be born? It is in our recognition and experience of our own poverty that we develop compassion for the poverty of others. The poverty of others is no longer defensively strange and distant. It is so comprehensible, as close as our breath. And there is birthing of perhaps even more import. This poor self, bottomlessly empty, is like Mary Poppins magic bag. From out of this inner poor state, amazing in its emptiness, we can draw out, magically, whatever it is for which the here/now longs. We can be container, both ready and flexible, to hold water or wine. We can be reed empty for vibration. We can be nest holding the next emergent life. With only faith, sola fide, unclutter ed, poor, we are lilies of the field, we are free with nothing left to lose. With only one cloak, sandals on our feet, and no clinging dust, we play in flight, dancing between bullets and swords transformed into both practical tools and visionary wonders.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance One cool CEOTheo Etzel is in control at Conditioned Air. B2 Whatll it be?Celebrity bartender night at Shulas, and more business and fun. B7 & 8 Inside the CorsicaNew high-rise model opens in Bella Vista at Vineyards. B9 Networking events run the gamut in Southwest Florida. There are breakfast, lunch and dinner functions at area restaurants, happy hours at local bars, and invitation-only events at businesses and individual homes. Whether you know how to work the crowd or are a bit timid, each situation creates opportunities to make new acquaintances, friends and clients. Yet, most are simply meet-and-greets where you walk into a crowded room, grab a cocktail and find some people to chat up for an hour. Others mix it up a bit by having a speaker present a topic of interest to all. Cat Foster, though, the founder of BNN Times (Business N Networking) and managing director of eWomenNetworks Naples-Fort Myers chapter, organizes networking events that are both fun and beneficial for growing your business. She also helps promote networking events that other groups sponsor. Ms. Fosters Friday After Five events feature what she calls Networking Bingo. Its not your typical happy hour, she says. We play bingo in an effort to meet new people. She insists its great for those who are shy, new to networking, or who dont know how to network. Fridays After Five are open to all business owners and professionals. You dont have to be a member of BNN Times to attend. A $5 contribution gets you appetizers, bingo and the possibility of winning one of the many prizes available. The locale for Fridays After Five varies each week between Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero and Naples. You can check out the full calendar of events at www.BNNTimes.com. Bingo is also a big hit at Vergina on Fifth Avenue South during the networking function sponsored by Networking United Naples from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month. Ms. Foster helps organize the event and says nearly 300 people came to the first one.Successful networking events involve thinking outside the box POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS email@example.com SEE POWER POINTS, B11 Air Berlin Flying direct Happy birthday, Air Berlin! Fifteen years into an experiment of sorts, a direct intercontinental flight to Southwest Florida International Airport, what started out as a curious match between Germanys second-largest airline and a medium-hub airport is a success. Floridian and European travelers love its spacious planes 8330 Airbus flight craft seating 300 and one of the youngest fleets in the industry and traffic is up from the same period in 2008, 10.33 percent for the six months ended June 30. During a time when nationwide travel is forecast to be down by 8 percent, international even more, the increase is good news. It was 1993 when Bob Ball, Lee County Port Authoritys executive director, came to town. His first assignment was to recruit international air service. While executive director of Jacksonville International Airport, hed begun the groundwork to convince LTU International Airlines (taken over by Air Berlin in 2008) to fly to the northern Florida airport. While that arrangement never came to fruition, hed become acquainted with LTUs key executives. After transferring to Fort Myers, Mr. Ball realized that the area contained a German population of more than 65,000, and that a high percentage of Lee and Collier residents trace their roots to Germany. A 2000 U.S. census report revealed that German is the top-reported ancestry in Lee County at 19 percent; Charlotte County, 21 percent and Collier County, 16 percent. While the official count of Germans registering with the consulate is still in the 65,000 range, the unofficial count is 250,000, according to Norma Henning, an immigration BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE BERLIN, B5 Its an important link for our German-American relations and I think a very important part of our culture in Southwest Florida. Were lucky to have this kind of connection. Norma Henning, honorary consul to the Federal Republic of GermanyCOURTESY PHOTOAir Berlin flies non-stop between Southwest Florida International Airport and Germany. COURTESY PHOTOAir Berlin flies the lastest Airbus jets from Southwest Florida International Airport.
Theo Etzel is one of those rare Florida natives. Born and raised in Miami, he came to Naples in 1995 to take the helm at Conditioned Air. Within a short span of time, this president and CEO transformed the reputable $2.5 million, 27-member company into what today is the largest air-conditioning contracting and service firm in the area, boasting more than $17 million in sales and close to 130 employees. I didnt have any air-conditioning experience, but I had business and people experience, he says. Up until that point, the Stetson University grad had helped grow the Days Inn corporation as its vice president of development, owned and operated several Ben & Jerrys ice cream stores, and worked for Habitat for Humanity acquiring land and managing zoning for a startup chapter. All that took place while he was living in Georgia. Mr. Etzel was lured back to his home state, this time to the west coast, by investors who had just purchased Conditioned Air, a Naples company founded in 1962. Naples was a little sleepier of a town than it is now, he says, noting that his new role called for him to grow the company while upholding its longstanding reputation. To do that, he diversified Conditioned Airs product mix. What was once primarily residential work now includes light commercial as well as high-end, custom design-build projects and new construction. Because of this, the company has been able to withstand the changing economic landscape. What I try to bring to the business is a forward-looking analysis using trends and predictors to determine what we need to prepare for, he explains. Under Mr. Etzels leadership, Conditioned Air has also gone through a physical transformation. The company relocated to a new site just a few blocks away from its former spot, recycling a 20,000-square-foot metal building into a functioning workspace and exhibit. We call it living in our lab, he says. The interior design of the building reflects the industrial work Conditioned Air does, with exposed joists, trusses, columns and beams as well as several exposed and accessible high-efficiency air-conditioning systems. It is a working showroom, Mr. Etzel says, adding the benefit is that anyone who wants to understand how a particular system works can come in and take a tour. But his vision didnt end there. The open feel of the building is enhanced by skylights and abundant windows, plus compact fluorescent lighting throughout. Most recently, he pursued the rooftop installation of solar panels, a system that encompasses approximately 2,500 square feet of roof space and generates 25 to 30 percent of the companys power needs. The solar is in response to my desire to participate in cutting-edge technology that I do honestly believe will become more affordable and more mainstream as years go by, he says. Conditioned Air was one of the first, if not the first, companies to install solar here, and while Collier County officials were receptive to the idea, they were new to the process, especially the permitting involved. It required a lot of face time with county leaders and the establishment of protocol for when others follow suit. While Conditioned Air is very conscious of its green efforts recycling refrigerants, separating metal and carefully dispatching its fleet it does not over emphasize its efforts. The driving motivator is not to say, Hey we saved 1,400 trees today, Mr. Etzel says. It just makes good economic sense, good common sense, as stewards of the earth. Thats really what we are all about.He also believes in giving back, which is why Conditioned Air is a big supporter of Grace Place, the Collier County Education Foundation and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His core values of treating others with kindness and respect and being honest are something he tries to maintain at home and in the workplace and impart to others. And when hes not at work, he and his wife of 29 years travel to exotic locales where they can combine Mr. Etzels love of cooking with wonderful sights. Im a closet chef, he laughs, adding he also enjoys golf and just staying up with the business. I look at business as a game. You have to play every day. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 BY ALYSIA SHIVERS _____________________ashivers@ oridaweekly.com BUSINESS PROFILE Alls cool at work and play for Theo Etzel of Conditioned Air Theo Etzel Conditioned Air headquarters on Mercantile AvenueCOURTESY PHOTOS Its tough out there. Even well-established companies need to reduce costs and be more productive. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 BUSINESS B3 Back to School Supply Drive August 14 September 4Help us make sure that every child in our area has the basic school supplies they need to get the best education possible. Were proud to partner with education foundations in Collier, Lee, Sarasota and Palm Beach counties to collect school supplies for local students in need. To donate, drop o your supplies at any South Florida Fifth Third Bank location. For the one nearest you visit 53.com. Ask us and well be happy to give you a complete list of needed supplies. And to kick it o, please join us at our Back to School Supply Drive Ice Cream Social Friday, August 14th, 2 pm 4 pm. Thanks for helping to make a greater education possible for every student in our area. The things we do for our future leaders. The things we do for dreams.SMFifth Third Bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. Purchase any Hoagie, Sandwich, Entree, Small Pizza or Stuffed Roll. Mon. thru Fri. from 11am 2pm, and receive another item of equal or lesser value free. Dine In ONLY. Restrictions Apply.BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDFREE!BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDFREE!Happy HourMon thru Fri 3p-7p Mon thru Thurs 10p-2a$2 $4 $5DOMESTIC BOTTLES/DRAFTSALL WELLS & HOUSE WINESSPECIALITY MARTINISIncluding Patron Ritas and Absolut Cosmos www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Rid g e Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2aLive Music 7 Nights a Week! 1/2 Price Appetizers and Small Pizzas(at bar only) NEWLate Night MenuFri. Sun. 10p CloseCity Oven Bar Music SOUTH STREET MONEY & INVESTINGWhat debate? The debate in every money managers mind. The debate in most boardrooms. 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? Most asset classes have seen a hair-Dividend growth and inflationcut 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 c 1 e m d c JackBROWN, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org income holder takes it on the chin in inflationary 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. Jack Brown is founder of Laureola Asset Management Company. His primary responsibilities include portfolio management and investment research. He has been a chartered financial analyst since 2003 and is the vice president of the CFA Society of Naples.
Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, Cali. He has authored more than 65 peer review publications and 10 book chapters on urologic oncology and robotic surgery. Dr. Ornstein is a member of the Collier County Medical Society and is on the medical staffs of Naples Community Hospital and Physicians Regional Medical Center. Christina Jordan has been hired as special projects manager of PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee. Ms. Jordan has helped organize efforts for Pulte Homes, The Bonita Bay Group and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Before moving to Southwest Florida, she worked for one of the nations largest litigation support firms supporting mock trial events all over the United States. She will help PACE plan and execute fundraising events, communications and public relations. She attends Hodges University and is working toward a degree in business administration with a focus on digital design. The PACE Center for Girls provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Cheryl Oldershaw of Palm Bay Kitchen and Bath has earned certification as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. April Campbell, ASID, interior designer for Robb & Stucky Interiors, has been listed among Florida International Magazines Design Visionaries, an annual showcase of design professionals. Ms. Campbell was selected for her role in developing and executing innovative interior design plans for her residential and commercial clients around the country.Deborah K. Hershey-Carder has been named office operations manager for the contracting division of Elias Brothers Group. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Ms. Hershey-Carder has more than 25 years of executive management experience in finance and accounting, human resources and information technology. She is responsible for all sales team support, including prequalifications, proposal preparation, contract review and sales related tracking. school, as a kindergarten teacher. Ms. Myers graduated from Eastern Illinois University and has taught middle school mathematics in Connecticut, emotionally disabled students in Chicago, and students with special needs in Naples.Dr. Alexander Eaton of Retina Health Center and the Macular Degeneration Research Center has been reappointed as consulting associate for the Department of Ophthalmology at the Duke Eye Center at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Eaton has served on the Duke faculty since 1999. The Duke Eye Center specializes in research and treatment of blinding eye diseases. He established Retina Health Center in 2002 and has been practicing ophthalmology in Collier and Lee counties for more than 15 years. Dr. Frank Lehninger has joined Youth Haven as a consulting psychiatrist at the organizations Children and Families Behavioral Health Center. Aside from his private practice, Dr. Lehninger is the attending psychiatrist for the Florida Assertive Community Treatment Program and is consulting psychiatrist for Collier County Public Schools.Dr. David Ornstein, a fellowshiptrained urologic oncologist, has opened Advanced Urology and Robotic Surgery in the Lutgert Cancer Center at Naples Community Hospital in North Naples. The practice specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of urologic cancers and benign prostate diseases. Dr. Ornstein completed his residency in urology at Washington University in St. Louis and an additional two-year fellowship in urologic oncology and laparoscopic surgery at The National Cancer Institute. He has been practicing urologic oncology for nine years and has successfully completed more than 500 robotic surgical procedures for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. Dr. Ornstein was assistant professor of urology and chief of the division of Urologic Oncology at the University of California, Irvine. He held a concurrent appointment as medical director of Robotic Surgery and Urologic Oncology at the Todd Cancer Institute, Long Beach John McDonough, chairman of the CHS Healthcare Foundation and a graduate of Notre Dame University class of 1958, has received the schools Edward Frederick Sorin C.S.C. Award, which is presented annually to an alumnus who represents the values of Notre Dame University in his or her service to the community. Mr. McDonough has had a lifelong passion for charity work and has been involved with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Neighborhood Health Clinic. He established the Life Without Limbitations Foundation.Shari Johnson has been promoted to assistant vice president and branch manager at SunTrusts new Coconut Point office in Estero. Ms. Johnson will be responsible for business development and day-to-day operations in the Estero market. She brings 20 years of banking experience to her new role and has an extensive background in retail branch management, business banking, treasury management and sales management. She is also involved with Habitat for Humanity and The Harry Chapin Food Bank.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 ON THE MOVE Awards Banking & Finance Health Care Education Nonpro t Organizations Board Appointments 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! 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John Cioban, Hope Hospice of Southwest Florida www.LaruePest.com Burt Saunders, former state senator and an attorney of counsel with Gray Robinson law firm, has been appointed to the board of the Leadership Collier Foundation and will serve as the vice chair of leadership development. The 30-member board sets policy for Leadership Collier, the Leadership Institute, GAIN, Leadership Alumni, Youth Leadership Collier, the Campaign for Leadership and special seminar programs. As a member of the Florida Senate for 10 years, Mr. Saunders focused his legislative efforts primarily in the areas of economic development and diversification, healthcare regulation, alternative energy policy and environmental preservation. His affiliations and community involvement include the Southwest Florida Council Boy Scouts of America, Harris Bank of Naples, Collier County Junior Deputy League, The Florida Bar Association, The Neighborhood Health Clinic, Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, The von Liebig Art Center, the Disabled Police Officers Association and Big Cypress Wilderness Institute. Chris Vernon has been appointed by Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning to serve a four-year term as a member of the board of trustees for Edison State College. Mr. Vernon is a founding member of the Naples law firm Vernon Healy. He focuses his practice on the litigation and arbitration of business and financial disputes, with an emphasis on securities and investment fraud. He represents investors throughout the United States. Cheryl Lampard, founder of Style Matters International, has been invited to join the Talbots Advisory Council. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 BUSINESS B5 attorney and the honorary consul to the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Ball took part in a trade junket to Europe shortly after starting work, at a time when European desire for travel to the Sunshine State had just suffered a major set back. In April 1993, a German tourist in a rental car had been shot and killed in the vicinity of the Miami International Airport. The unfortunate victim was the eighth foreign tourist, the fourth German tourist, killed in Florida in robberies or attempted robberies in less than 12 months. As Ball touched down on German soil, Der Spiegel, one of the countrys largest news magazines, was running a story along with a graphic of Florida in the shape of a Luger pistol and the headline Terror in Paradise. Bild, the countrys largest newspaper, ran a similar story entitled, Florida Again! German Tourist Hunted, Shot. Another paper, Die Welt ran with the headline, Death in a Rental Car: Fourth German this year Killed in Florida. Back at home, Florida launched a massive crackdown on crime while beefing up tourism efforts, but the bad news put a damper on Mr. Balls mission. There were no warm welcomes from tour guides serving the state or representatives from most major airlines. The sentiment was so bad, and people were just amazed that I was calling on them, he recalled. His luck turned on his last call, which was with the managing director of LTU International, who hed worked with while in Jacksonville. I asked him to consider our large German population, the fact that were a major European destination and that the area is safe, he said. Our region experiences a strong outbound demand with personal business travel and people that return home to visit family and so its not simply a vacation destination. Id known this man for a long time, and convinced him to experiment. There was no doubt that Southwest Florida offered a calmer, more peaceful sanctuary than the international city of Miami. Air service is extremely competitive industry, but the risk of flying a direct, intercontinental air service into an unproven mid-sized airport was outweighed by the positives that a vacation destination in a rapidly growing region offered. The experiment started out with a tag flight from Dsseldorf to Miami and on to Fort Myers before eventually morphing into a direct flight. Along the way Dsseldorf rebuilt its airport terminal, and the modern facility an Air Berlin hub with more than 35 partner airlines connecting to non-stop markets in 16 countries makes the popular flight even more attractive. In the past year, while domestic tourism has seen declines, European tourism to Southwest Florida is up, one reason being a strong focus on the ground. Both Lee and Collier counties have marketing personnel on staff in Germany and the U.K. In Collier County, 187,790 guests visited from Europe in 2008, an increase of 32.8 percent over the previous year. Norma Henning is a regular passenger. An American citizen who represents Germany as an affiliate of the Consulate General in Miami, she appreciates the contribution of the airports only direct intercontinental air service. Its very convenient, she explained. Its an important link for our GermanAmerican relations and I think a very important part of our culture in Southwest Florida. Were lucky to have this kind of connection. Klaus Kohl, a long-standing member and former president of the German American Social Club of Cape Coral, agrees. As far as being able to hop a plane in the morning and wake up in Germany, its a marvelous thing, he said. Germans invest here and it helps our economy. The appeal of the area is natural, and eco-tourism is a strong draw. Germany is surrounded by land, he reasoned. They come here for the sunshine and the water. Mr. Kohl notes that events such as the Oktoberfest in Cape Coral on the last two weekends in October, which has drawn crowds of over 40,000 in recent years, attract Europeans. G.I.s and anyone whos been to Germany will come here for our events, because they can relax and enjoy the bands and dancing, he said. Europeans are coming because its easy to get here and much easier to get around than Munich. Manuela Schinagl co-owns House of Mozart on Marco Island. The restaurant serves a continental menu and has drawn a European following because of beloved dishes like schnitzel and goulash. Ms. Schinagl, an Austrian, is a regular passenger, preferring to catch the connecting flight to Vienna. Europeans come to our restaurant for the traditional dishes, and they all fly over on Air Berlin, she reported. People are comfortable on the planes and they save so much time with the connections. Fort Myers resident Doretta Bree loves to travel. For anyone in Fort Myers who would otherwise have to go through Miami, Orlando, Atlanta or Newark, flying directly to Germanys as good a way as any to catch a connecting flight, she reasoned. But in addition to that, Air Berlins food, service and airplanes are top-notch. It really is a blessing. BERLINFrom page 1 This is the largest trade show of its kind in SW Florida, featuring over 100 vendors! The vendors represent a wide variety of businesses, and is truly an opportunity for you to meet these local business people, collect prizes and give aways, play Black Jack, and generally have fun in this Vegas atmosphere! Admission tickets for the event are available online $10.00 in advance! ($15.00 the day of the show) Admission includes fantastic hors d oeurves provided by The Hilton Naples, and a cash barThank you to our sponsors! Title Sponsor:The Naples Daily NewsPresenting Sponsors:Bentley Village EZ to Use Bluebook Marco Of ce Supply Naples Florida Weekly Oswald Trippe & Company TIB Bank The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce 2009 Annual Trade Show Thursday August 20th 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Edison State College, Collier Campus 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, NaplesA Win Win for Business... The Chamber goes to Vegas! COURTESY PHOTOAir Berlin took over the former LTU International Airlines in 2008.
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Kn ow t h Foolish Triv entered into www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 Start, Buy or Franchise a Business, a free workshop sponsored by SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Presenters are Clay Cox of Kitchens by Clay; David Zimmermann of the Royal Scoop; and Rick Bisio of FranChoice Consulting, who wrote The Educated Franchisee. Networking begins at 9 a.m. Register online at www.napleschamber.org The Collier Building Industry Association holds its Reverse Trade Show for members only from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Numerous builders, designers and architects will be on hand with information about their services. Admission is $20 per person and includes dinner by Caf Figaro and a cash bar. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 17, by calling 436-6100. The next Wake Up Naples sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Hilton Naples with guest speaker Nancy Payton of Friends of the Florida Panther. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door and future members (limit two events for future members), and $45 for non-members. Register online at www. napleschamber.org. The Chamber Alliance of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce presents Census 2010: What You and Your Organization Need to Know from 11:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 19. at chamber headquarters. Presenter will be Marcela Rice from the Southwest Florida Census Office. Admission is $10. Register online at www.napleschamber.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce s Trade Show 2009 takes place from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Edison State College-Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Blvd. More than 130 chamber members will have information about their services, and more than 1,100 people are expected to attend. Admission is $10. Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (next meeting Aug. 13) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance.The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting Aug. 21) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance. www. leecolliernet.com. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www.naplesgroup.net. The Collier County Womens Bar Association holds its next luncheon meeting beginning at noon Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the community room at Northern Trust, 4001 Tamiami Trail N. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting Sept. 8) at the Collier Athletic Club. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 NABOR welcomes Congressman Connie Mack Networking United Naples gathering at VerginaBrett Brown, Congressman Connie Mack and J.P. Antonmattei Denise Brimmer and Lou Crocco Joan Molhoek, Amy Atherholt and Alison Anderson Kristine Vanderhorst and Bob Di Pesa Darlene Sanders Arthur Branderberry, William Watkinson and Kathy Bogan Cannady Ingrid Molina and Javier Fuller Pat Pitocchi, Lynn Bower and Sally Masters Radomir Sundic and Hasan Hadzi of VerginaNETWORKING DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY AUGUST 13-19, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Corsica is newest luxury model at VineyardsPremier Builders, the exclusive homebuilder for Vineyards Development Corp., has completed construction of the Corsica model, a two-bedroom plus study, two-bath luxury condominium home in Bella Vista, which is the third of five mid-rise towers in Vista Pointe at Vineyards. The model encompasses 1,772 square feet of air-conditioned living area; including the balcony and terrace, the residence totals 1,940 square feet. The Corsica has a spacious kitchen with a dining nook and breakfast bar, a great room, a master suite with his-and-hers walk-in closets and a spacious master bath, and a view of Vineyards two 18-hole golf courses and lakes. The furnished Corsica model in Bella Vista starts at a base price of $794,200. A gated community within Vineyards, Vista Pointe is adjacent to Vineyards Country Club and features covered porticos, secured-access lobbies and a community clubhouse with a resort-style pool. Each new home comes with a social membership to Vineyards Country Club. Vineyards is a 1,375-acre gated residential community. In addition to two golf courses, amenities include 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, and singlefamily and multifamily homes priced from the high $500,000s to more than $4 million. The Vineyards Corporate Center, which houses its sales offices, is at 75 Vineyards Blvd., east of I-75 off Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call 353-1920 or visit www.VineyardsNaples.com.Full golf memberships to Vineyards Country Club are available for a limited time. For more information, call 353-1500. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe great room in the Corsica has golf-course and lake views. The kitchen also has a dining nook. The master suite has two walk-in closets.Barbara Teaford was the sales leader for the month of June and Ruth Bethem was the listing leader in the Naples office of Downing-Frye Realty Inc. In the Bonita Springs office, Jay Berube was the June sales leader and Susan Belline was listing leader. Robert Lee has joined Lennar as a new home consultant at The Vistas at Heritage Bay, a town home community off Immokalee Road. Mr. Lee attended the University of Florida and earned his degree in finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. He has five years of experience in residential real estate sales in Southwest Florida. Maria Marcial has been promoted to sales manager at Belle Lago, a Toll Brothers community of single-family villas and estate homes in Estero. Ms. Marcial has more than 10 years of real estate sales experience and joined Toll Brothers in 2006. She has twice been named the companys sales associate of the year in the Florida West Division and shared top honors in Toll Brothers 2009 national sales contest in her division. She is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors as well as the Florida and National associations of Realtors. Kelly Capolino of Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Naples recently attended the Superstar Sales Retreat sponsored by The Mike Ferry Organization. More than 3,000 real estate agents from the United States, Canada and Australia attended conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Ms. Capolino is among the top 2.6 percent of all Coldwell Banker associates worldwide. She is involved with the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, Love Our Children and the Suzanne Perry Wellness Benefit Fund. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS COURTESY PHOTOSDesigners 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 Visit www.DavidNaples.com Today to find your Naples Dream home! FEATURED luxury PROPERTIES David William Auston, PA239-273-1376www.MediterraFlorida.comwww.GreyOaksRealEstate.com 11,780 living sq ft, 17,000 sq ft estate. Visit www.1825Plumbago.com for details. 6.3 million in Grey Oaks. 2nd Floor townhome with fantastic upgrades. Premium SW views of golf course & lake. 749k in Mediterra. NOW599k! Brand new detached villas in Cabreo. 3bd/3.5baths, 3685 sq ft., 2869 Living! 599k in Mediterra. Best vacant lot in Serata with premium lake and preserve views. On model row. 550k in Mediterra. Private Estate Lot In Teramo. 180 of Frontage & 200 of Depth, Almost 1 acre to build your estate. 789k in Mediterra. JUST LISTED! 300k BELOW BUILDER!!3bd/3.5ba Former model priced 100k below the builder AND professionally furnished and decorated! 1.475 million in Mediterra. JUST LISTED! Mediterra Resident & Luxury Specialist Residential remodels are no longer those once-in-a-lifetime projects that keep homeowners dreaming years on end before they ever pick up a hammer. Instead, many homeowners opt to do a series of remodels as their schedules, budgets and lifestyles evolve over time, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Serial remodels, or phased remodeling projects, can go over several months and even years. For example, homeowners might opt to start slow with a remodel to a powder room or closet and then tackle a larger project, such as the kitchen, master bath or home addition. Most people dont think of their house as 10 projects they want to do and prioritize them, says Matt Lederer, president of Mahogany Builders in Chicago. Its not a one-time shot: People choose projects they can afford and will influence resale. Phasing a remodeling project has a number of benefits, Mr. Lederer says. For homeowners who cant fund the entire project upfront, breaking elements of a major home remodel into stages can help extend costs over time and buy homeowners more time to save or find funding. Embarking on a series of smaller projects also keeps homeowners less stressed. Everyone has what I call a construction tolerance, he says. Some people get excited about the remodel, but a few weeks into it they get tired of people showing up at their house at 7 a.m. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has more than 8,200 member companies nationwide. For tips on remodeling using green techniques and materials, visit NARIs green Web site, www.greenremodeling.org.Whole-house remodels get turned into serial projects Christine Taylor Associates LLC has leased 9, 274 square feet of distribution and warehouse space from Wilson Lighting of Naples Inc., at 1485 Railhead Blvd. Christine Gonnering Martin of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Naples Falafel LLC has leased 1 000 square feet of retail space from PRY of Naples LLC at 2075 Pine Ridge Road. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Naples Fire Protection Inc. has leased 1 ,873 square feet at 25270 Bernwood Drive, Suite 1, Bonita Springs, from Bays Mere Company LLC. Charles Jans and Mary Pepin Kazor with Grubb & Ellis|1st Commercial brokered the transaction. M & M Concrete Inc. o f Pennsylvania has leased 1,500 square feet at 28731 South Cargo Court in Bonita Springs from Collier District LLC. Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Regions Bank has rene wed its lease for 5,762 square feet at 1100 Fifth Avenue South from 1100 Building, LLC. Regions Bank has also retained 1,200 square feet of space in the adjacent drive-through facility at 590 11th Street South from Dockside 590 LLC. Scott Dunnuck, Dan OBerski and Scott Willenbrock of CB Richard Ellis Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transactions. RECENT TRANSACTIONS Beth Abraham (239) 206-6006Vineyards Resident New Home Specialistwww.vineyardsnaples.com VISTA POINTERegal mid-rise condominiums overlooking stunning golf course and lake views from the low$400,000s AVELLINO ISLESElegant two-and three-story coach homes surround a spectacular clubhouse from the$600,000s Developer Financing Available
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 REAL ESTATE B11 Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL161 4th St 3/2, tiled oors updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Cul-de-sac, wrap around covered deck, carport.$859 per month*$159,5003587 Bolero Way 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course.$1,080 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 Two Naples communities, Verona Walk and Lely Resort and Country Club, have been named to Where to Retire magazines list of Americas 100 Best Master-Planned Communities. Divosta Homes Verona Walk features homes set along miles of lakefront with Venetian-style bridges. Its lakefront town center features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a library, game and billiards rooms, an arts and crafts room, and more. Outdoors, the community boasts a resort-style pool, and tennis, bocce ball and basketball courts. Stock Developments Lely Resort spans 3,000 acres and includes three championship golf courses, plus social and recreational amenities. Where to Retire editors evaluated several hundred communities across the nation. Those chosen for the 00 Best vary in cost, location and the range of lifestyle amenities. The selection contains communities in 29 states, including places beyond the traditional retirement havens. Less than half of the developments 41 are active-adult communities, where residents must meet minimum age requirements. The other 59 developments are open to residents of all ages. Master-planned developments offer the types of amenities that contribute to interesting, active and fulfilling lifestyles, says Where to Retire publisher Karen Northridge. Secure, well-maintained and with amenities like clubhouses, fitness centers and social clubs as well as golf and tennis, our 00 Best give retirees much more than a house. The selection shows a continuing trend toward active retirement, with communities that have walking and biking trails, golf courses and amenity complexes enhanced with state-of-the-art gyms, spas, classrooms for yoga and Pilates and learning centers to explore subjects from art history to wine appreciation. Developments also are getting greener setting aside acreage for preserves and parks and more commonly offering energysaving features in homes. Many on the list have security in the form of an entry gate or other types of access control. Several of the 00 Best also offer unique amenities such as equestrian facilities, dog parks, Internet cafes and community libraries. The July/August issue marks the sixth biennial honor roll of Americas 100 Best Master-Planned Communities compiled by Where to Retire. The magazine, launched in 1992, is published six times each year. Every issue profiles top retirement towns, both undiscovered and well-known, and masterplanned communities that cater to retirees. For more information, visit www.WhereToRetire.com. Naples developments make magazines list of nations best master-planned communities D e N om m My Mission...To exceed your expectations using the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality, while tirelessly pursuing your best interests. utilizing talent, competency and an unwavering work ethic to achieve the best results for your next Real Estate Transaction.www.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com239.404.7787MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTOR. An independently owned and operated member of e Prudential Real Estate A liates, Inc. Prudential is a service mark of e Prudential Insurance Company of America. Equal Housing Opportunity. Discover limitless possibilities; contact me today! A typical crowd, she adds, is about 70. It is so successful, she says about bingo as a networking tool. It makes it easier to meet new people because its fun. Speaking of fun, last month the Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services (N.A.P.L.E.S.) hosted a networking event on the Naples Princess. Those onboard the 110-foot yacht were treated to a sunset cruise while enjoying complimentary hors doeuvres, a cash bar and the company of fellow business professionals from all local networking groups. In addition to having fun, client relationships are being formed at these various networking sessions. Ms. Foster says a mortgage broker recently informed her hes working on a jumbo loan for someone he met at a networking event, and a commercial insurance agent told her he got a new account and didnt even play bingo the first time there. Ive been getting a lot of feedback. Theyre making connections, she says. The idea behind these unusual networking events is to make sure everyone is mingling and mixing and not in a corner talking to one person. For example, at eWomenNetwork, women gather for lunch at tables of about eight where they are each given one minute to present an infomercial on themselves. As each course comes, they switch tables. The first luncheon with Ms. Foster in her new role as managing director of the network will be held the last Wednesday of September at a location yet to be determined. Visit BNNTimes.com for more details. Events like these think outside of the box, she says. POWERPOINTSFrom page B1It is so successful. It makes it easier to meet new people because its fun. Cat Foster, founder of BNN Times
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Incomparable lakeside masterpiece! Gorgeous, hand-scraped maple and custom marble ooring & a dream kitchen. $1,250,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PINE RIDGE Complete privacy, 4 BR + den estate on over 1.5 acres of landscaped area. Geothermal heated pool w/spill-over spa. $1,495,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611PINE RIDGE Private gated California mission-style estate on 1.4 acres. Four bedrooms plus library. Natural slate oors. $2,295,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #PH-02 Luxurious 4 bedroom residence w/private elevator entry and Gulf views from spacious terrace! Private 2+ car garage. $2,850,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731PINE RIDGE One-of-a-kind gated estate w/lake views, 9,200 SF A/C, ve bedrooms, den, theater & elevator. A Christies Great Estates Property. $4,400,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #301 Furnished, 3 BRs. Views of Gulf & Turkey Bay. Private elevator, marble & hardwood oors. Beach club available. $995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192THE DUNES CAYMAN #807 Breathtaking Panoramic Views! Model perfect turnkey furnished 3BR/3BA condominium. Resort lifestyle near beach. $995,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412THE DUNES CAYMAN #PH-7 Inviting 3BR, 3BA has stunning Gulf & Bay vistas. Custom kitchen, wraparound lanai with electric shutters. $999,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562PINE RIDGE Tropical paradise! Great room concept 4BR pool home. Fenced in back yard, 1.3 acres, guest house, 5+ car garage. $999,999 | Dina L. Moon/Esther Van Lare | 659-0099VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7698 Santa Margherita Way Stately, immaculate lake front 5 BR/3.5 BA home. Heated pool/spa, 3-car garage. Family community, many amenities. $1,149,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Beautifully renovated! Five bedroom plus den, 3.5 bath with wood oors. Terric yard and oversized garage. $799,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552WILSHIRE LAKES Lakefront, 5 bedroom, 3 bath pool home. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown moulding, tray ceilings, pool/spa. $849,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466BANYAN WOODS Lake view 4 bedroom plus den, 3 bath with hurricane impact windows/doors, electric shutters, and gourmet kitchen. $895,000 | Claire Catalano | 571-7223BANYAN WOODS Custom designed & professionally decorated southern exposure courtyard home. Lap pool, cabana, and outdoor shower. $949,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB II #703 Incredible views! Three bedrooms, three baths and 2,600+SF of living space. Yacht club membership available. $975,000 | Ann Marie Shimmer | 825-9020 THE DUNES CAYMAN #802 Forever views of Turkey Bay/Gulf all the way to Sanibel. This fully furnished residence is absolutely immaculate. $695,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973THE DUNES CAYMAN #601 Spectacular views the moment you enter this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence. Wraparound lanai. $699,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543THE DUNES CAYMAN #1107 Outstanding views of Bay to Gulf from this spacious, bright corner residence. Amenities included. $699,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051WILSHIRE LAKES Unique 5 bedroom plus den, lakefront estate home. Cypress ceilings, wood oors. Two-sided replace, pool/spa. $750,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466 PINE RIDGE Four bedroom with 2,200+ SF. Many updates; new kitchen, wood ooring and new roong. Screened-in lanai. $599,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611NORTH NAPLES EDEN ON THE BAY Overlooking lake, 3 bedrooms + den, 3 full baths. Ganite countertops in kitchen, heated pool/spa. Outdoor kitchen. $640,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231WILSHIRE LAKES Built by Divco. Four bedroom plus den pool home. Tile and bamboo ooring, sunny patio, heated pool/spa. $650,000 Patrick OConnor/Bernie Garabed | 659-0099WILSHIRE LAKES Nature preserve views. Completely renovated 4BR home w/bonus room & study. Heated pool & spa. Guard-gated entry. $650,000 Patrick OConnor/Bernie Garabed | 659-0099THE DUNES CAYMAN #704 Freshly painted, turnkey furnished, and brand new wood oors throughout. Remodeled kitchen, hurricane shutters. $679,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Charming and beautifully renovated four bedroom home. Gorgeous cherry kitchen w/new hardwood oors. Many updates. $549,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552COVE TOWERS ARUBA #403 Spectacular view of Wiggins Pass from this totally remodeled high-rise. Full pool service, tennis. Furnished. $559,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Picture perfect 3 BR + den pool home. Clubhouse, tness room, lap pool, 3 Har-Tru tennis courts, 3 miles to beach. $579,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II #202 Outstanding 3 bedroom + den coach home w/upgrades. Private elevator. Walk to shopping! Beautiful lake/pool views. $599,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678NORTH NAPLES EDEN ON THE BAY Three bedrooms, 3 baths, a den and 2-car garage with pool. Tiled living areas, granite counters & crown moulding. $599,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210410 Dockside Drive Boat Slip #N-47Slip N47 is a xed dock with a 27,000 lb. lift. Only minutes to the Gulf of Mexico and no bridges.$175,000 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550EMERALD WOODS 81 Emerald Woods Drive #M-3Turnkey furnished-near the beach! New kitchen with 42 wood cabinets, new appliances, neutral tile throughout.$123,000 | Dina L. Moon | 370-1252BIMINI 938 Carrick Bend Circle #101First oor 3BR, 2BA has western view of large lake w/fountains. Membership to the Tarpon Cove Club included.$360,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BIMINI 913 Carrick Bend Circle #102This 3 bedroom, 2 bath coach home views a lovely preserve area. Comes with a membership to the Club at Tarpon Cove.$297,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BARBADOS 817 Carrick Bend Circle #102Decorated and freshly painted. Two master suites, and den/3rd bedroom. Motivated sellers. Furnished.$265,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559PRINCETON PLACE 380 Horsecreek Drive #303Yacht & Racquet Club membership included($20,000 value). Beach shuttle. Florida room, 2 BR/2 BA. Motivated seller.$295,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559WIGGINS PASS WEST 242 Wiggins Bay Boat Slip #242Boat dock has a brand new 30,000 lb. lift and dock can handle up to a 52-54 boat; approximately 14 height restriction.$259,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 WILSHIRELAKES6063 Shallows WaySingle-family living w/pool and worry-free villa lifestyle. Solid Brazilian cherry wood ooring. Close to it all.$349,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-45755030 Fairhaven LaneNearly new, built in 2004, lake front well-maintained 3BR+den, granite/stainless kitchen, wood and tile oors.$295,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 NORTH NAPLES GLEN EDEN Single-family villa home never lived-in. Neutral dcor, 3BRs, 2BAs, tropical pool and spa. Private gated neighborhood. $440,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Like-new Rutenberg home. Bamboo & porcelain oors, oversized lanai, pool, family room, bonus room, 2-car garage. $498,500 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN Beautifully maintained true 4 bedroom pool home on private lot w/updated granite and stainless kitchen. Covered lanai. $548,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552COVE TOWERS ARUBA #303 A 3BR/2BA Bahama decor condominium! Club membership included, resort amenities. Pet friendly, boat dock available. $549,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559COVE TOWERS NEVIS #302 Nearly 2,700 SF with granite, stainless appliances, Siematic cabinetry and bamboo ooring. Double-gated community. $549,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444 TARPON COVE Amazing 3 bedroom courtyard villa with private pool, privacy wall, 2-car garage, surround sound. Great room plan. $399,900 | Judy Congrove | 269-7538 LONGSHORE LAKE Four bedroom home w/over 2,470 SF of living area. Upgraded kitchen & newly remodeled bathrooms. Tropical pool area. $399,000 | Jan Martindale | 869-0360 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle New luxury community of 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 bath condominiums with open oor plans, high ceilings and attached 2-car garages. Prices from the mid $400s. Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 OPENMON-FRI.10-4 SAT.&SUN.1-4 THESTRADAAT MERCATOLocated just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on U.S. 41. Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $300s. Please call 594-9400 for more information. OPENMON-SAT10-8 SUN.12-8 TARPONCOVE PINERIDGE NORTH NAPLES WIGGINSBAY PELICANISLEYACHTCLUB THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7114 Mill Run Circle Lake & preserve views! New cherry & granite kitchen, soaring ceilings, large lanai, heated pool. Great amenities. $524,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552691 Myrtle RoadNicely suited for family home and located on quiet street in Pine Ridge. Western exposure; 1.44 acres.$695,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939EDEN ON THE BAY 321 Steelforth CourtA great price for a 4BR/3BA pool home west of U.S. 41! Immaculately maintained, electric storm shutters, near beach.$520,000 | Roya Nouhi | 290-9111 ANDALUCIA Sunny southern lake view is enjoyed from this popular Arabella oor plan with three bedrooms, two baths and 2-car garage. $299,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552HARBOURSIDE 505 Clubside Drive #505Totally remodeled 3BR, 3BA is offered furnished with new granite counters, cabinets, appliances and ooring.$349,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 OPEN SUN.1-4 OPEN SUN.1-4
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 VANDERBILT BEACH & SUROUNDS premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VANDERBILT BEACH BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS tStunning home with bay views, pool/spa, boat dock and lift, 2 gourmet kitchens, three guest suites, and three-car garage. $2,595,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWaterfront masterpiece on oversized lot with bay and waterway views, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths & over 6,300 A/C SF. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,945,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VANDERBILT BEACH THE VANDERBILT t#PH-02 Views of Gulf, waterways & all the way to Sanibel. Rooftop patio w/spa, outdoor movie theater & summer kitchen. $3,800,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tMagnicent new waterfront estate! Bay views, ve bedrooms, media room, 5,860 SF of living area. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,999,999 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH LE DAUPHIN t#405 Water! Water! Water! Private beach club membership included! Beautiful turnkey furnished model perfect residence. $995,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tComplete renovation! Waterway/preserve views. Large lanai and oversized pool. Dock lift can accomodate a 40+ boat. $1,195,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE II t#505 Preferred 3 bedroom corner residence with wraparound vistas of Gulf. New A/C system & electric hurricane shutters. $1,450,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tBeautiful waterfront views from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath with 2,120 total SF single-family home. Being sold in as is condition. $1,899,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSHORES t#211 Beach! Beach! Beach! Gorgeous Gulf views! Direct beachfront living, 2BR/2BA, boatslip available for separate purchase. $865,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tBuild your dream home on this waterfront lot with access to Vanderbilt Beach & the Gulf via Wiggins Pass Waterway. $897,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I t#102 Light and bright beachfront gem lives like a home with tropical Gulf views, sunsets and glorious sounds of surf. $899,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA II t#1102 Gulf, Bay and city views from this 3 bedroom, 3 bath turnkey furnished residence. Community clubhouse, pool, spa. $799,000 | Leah D. Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSHORES t#261 Stunning Gulf views, 3 BR beachfront penthouse. Renovated kitchen. Docks available. OWNER MOTIVATED TO SELL.$825,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT 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 | 597-2993VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SHORES t#402 Two bedroom + den on the beach. Great location with access to shopping, dining, & theatres. Offered furnished. $860,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES tWide waterway views. This well-maintained home has a spacious lanai, 30 pool and boat dock. Quick access to the Gulf. $795,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 VANDERBILT BEACHVANDERBILT YACHT & RACQUET CLUB t #401 Magnicent long water views. Spacious with 2 bedroom suites. Bright, crisp & clean. Community across from beach. $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA III t#303 A beautiful 3BR/2BA condominium. Magnicent amenities, excellent rental history. Walk to beach. Nicely furnished. $599,999 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731VANDERBILT BEACH SAUSALITO OF NAPLES t#1 Over $70K in upgrades, 3-story townhouse across from beach & on the bay. High-impact glass, four balconies, boat slip. $749,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA II t#705 A beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence with gorgeous water view, light and bright. Beach closeby, great amenities. $795,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 NEW LISTING VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES tLovely updated Florida home. Totally caged pool and lanai area, newly updated kitchen. Walk to the beach. $490,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 V ANDERBIL T BEACH VANDERBILT SURF COLONY II t #205 Panoramic bay views and gorgeous sunsets from every room. Open kitchen, wraparound lanai. Freshly painted. $529,000 | Marsha L. Moore | 398-4559VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA III t#302 Upgrades galore in this 3 bedroom residence. Granite kitchen with backsplash, tile throughout & faux nishes. $599,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 Single Family Homes ARROYAL 3648 Margina CircleThis riverfront property includes a 30 x 19 covered boat dock w/lift. Sold furnished with 4 bedrooms & 3 baths.$1,200,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543VANDERBILT LAKES 3796 Saybrook PlaceBeautifully remodeled 3 bedroom with lake views! Stainless appliances, replace, heated pool, serene setting.$592,000 | Meghan C. Reed | 825-0736BONITA FARMS 27160 Mora RoadOver acre of landscaped grounds, 200 of seawalled Gulf access waterfront. Boat dock. Large MBR, 2-car garage.$549,000 | Mark Leone | 784-5686 Condominiums/Villas IMPERIAL SHORES 4895 Esplanade StreetThis 3 bedroom villa has direct Gulf access and is situated on the Imperial River. Boat dock, boat lift, pool/spa.$999,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420BONITA VILLAGE III 3901 Kens Way #3507Two bedroom, two bath wide open oor plan with volume ceilings. Custom paint, tile in all living areas. Furnished.$459,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 Lots KINLEYLAND 27771 Kings KewThis waterfront homesite, 75 X 100, provides the perfect setting for your dream home. Bay views & Gulf access.$899,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301BRENDAN COVE 9124 Brendan River CourtMagnicent homesite located on the Imperial River. Southwest exposure, surrounded by beautiful homes. Direct Gulf access.$749,000 | Dan ODea | 250-2429BONITA FARMS 27025 Belle Rio DriveCorner lot at end of waterway with Gulf access or boat to the backwaters for shing. Your dream homesite.$359,000 | Dan ODea | 250-2429BONITA FARMS 27191 Esther DriveThe serene riverfront site is the perfect setting for your home to be built. View of river and Gulf access.$299,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301HIGHLANDWOODS ST. ANDREWS VERANDAS 26991 Clarkston Dr. #8104 Bundled golf community w/golf & lake views. Two-screened lanais. Tasteful dcor, granite countertops, newer carpet.$249,000 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993VILLA DESTE 14017 Lavante CourtAttention golfers! Rarely lived-in, 3 BR, den, 3 BA; upgrades galore! Granite counters. Pool/spa views golf & lake.$590,000 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466LA TREMITI 14086 Tivoli TerraceSpectacular 3 BR + den pool home overlooking a lake/golf. Great room oor plan w/crown moulding and tray ceilings.$439,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 Condominiums/Villas LA SCALA 9700 Gulfshore Drive #203Beautiful wide water views! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom with over 1,750+ total SF. Boat dock with lift included.$847,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 Lots/Boat Slips REGATTA Flagship Drive BS #23Rarely available 40 ft. boat slip with Gulf access. May only be purchased by a Regatta owner.$99,000 | Leah D. Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK VILLAS tFabulous view over the lake and fountain to the south sets this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa. New tiled roof. $399,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326BEACHWALK GARDENS 565 Beachwalk Circle #203Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence with split oor plan, vaulted ceilings, and lovely views over 1 of 3 lakes.$350,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326380 Tradewinds AvenueWaterfront with southern exposure. Concrete seawall spans 75 feetready for dock & lift. Access to Gulf of Mexico.$569,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123ALTESSA 28610 Altessa Way #102Spacious 2 bedroom + den is meticulously maintained. Cherry cabinetry, tile on the diagonal, upgraded appliances.$449,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ALTESSA 28590 Altessa Way #101Model perfect, WOW southern exposure golf course view! Barely lived in 2BR+den, 2BA in a bundled golng community.$419,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210TOSCANA I 12220 Toscana Way #101Tastefully nished home overlooks lush green and lake. Two bedroom + den corner residence. Bundled golf community.$299,999 | Susan DeShong | 253-3434TRIESTE II 11111 Corsia Trieste Way #201Two bedroom plus den corner residence. Fabulous views out every window and privacy galore! Diagonal tile, moulding.$285,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK GARDENS t Walk to the beach! Furnished, 2nd oor, 2 bedroom, with 1,780+ total SF vaulted ceilings and a lake view $345,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 V ANDERBIL T BEACH AREA BEACHWALK HOMES t Three bedroom, 2 bath home with 2-car garage is within walking distance to beach, dining, & shopping. Sold as-is. $375,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326VANDERBILT BEACH AREA PAVILION CLUB t#201 Turnkey furnished corner residence. Hurricane shutters, pergo oors & built-in grill on the lanai of this 2BR+den. $399,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES VANDERBILT BEACH AREA VASARICOUNTRYCLUB BONITA SPRINGS452 Heron AvenueThis is a great boating neighborhood where you can build your dream home. Walk to the beach. Southern exposure lot.$864,000 | Teri Purvis | 597-2993 VANDERBILT BEACH AREA BEACHWALK VILLAS t One-of-a-kind 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa owned and designed by an interior decorator Overlooks a peaceful lake. $399,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 PALMIRAGOLF & COUNTRY CLUB BONITA SPRINGSREGATTA 425 Launch Circle BS #25-BThis 30 boat slip with 14 beam is a corner, nger dock & quick Gulf access. Must be an owner in Regatta.$68,500 | Bernie Garabed | 571-2466
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 13-19, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. >$1,000,00019 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7698 Santa Margherita Way $1,149,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7845552 20 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15628 Villoresi Way $1,225,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 21 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1369 Noble Heron Way $1,495,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 22 MEDITERRA MILAN 15429 Milan Way $1,649,900 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 23 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5>$2,000,00024 OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE 290 5th Avenue South #C-6 $2,195,000 Premier Properties Mitch/ Sandi Williams 370-8879 25 VINEYARDS TERRACINA 432 Terracina Way $2,199,000 Premier Properties Julie Rembos 262-6600 26 ROYAL HARBOR 2220 Snook Drive $2,500,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 27 OLD NAPLES SANDY CAY 305 3rd Street South $2,545,000 Premier Properties Lodge McKee 434-2424 28 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio Way $2,995,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$3,000,00029 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 30 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,499,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 31 OLD NAPLES 244 4th Avenue North $3,595,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$4,000,00032 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $4,695,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$5,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 2550 Lantern Lane $5,950,000 Premier Properties Celine Van Arsdale 641-6164 >$9,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $9,900,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 TRAIL ACRES 161 4th St $159,500 Downing Frye Doreen Vachon 239-643-0636 >$200,0002 EAGLE CREEK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 166 Cypress View Drive $220,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 239.404.7787 >$300,0003 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $300s Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8>$400,0004 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-4 5 TIBURON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 2880 Tiburon Boulevard From the Mid $400s to $1,649,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 239.404.7787 6 MOORINGS HARBORSIDE GARDENS 3400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #M6 $419,000 Premier Properties Keith Alexander 250-5156 >$500,0007 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7114 Mill Run Circle $524,900 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7845552 8 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $549,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 9 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 >$600,00010 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $600s. Premier Properties Call 800-311-3622. Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 11 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $600s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 12 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. $699,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 >$800,00013 VILLAS PIENZA 4852 W. Boulevard Court, Unit 107 $895,000 Prudential Florida Realty Michelle DeNomme 239.404.7787 14 SEAGATE 5133 Seahorse Avenue $899,000 Premier Properties Lodge McKee 434-2424 >$900,00015 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander Drive $988,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 16 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 $995,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 17 OLD NAPLES SPELLBINDER VILLAS OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street South $999,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 18 MOORINGS SHORES OF NAPLES 2401 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #61 $999,900 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231
premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PELICAN BAY & PELICAN MARSH THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 Condominiums/Villas CORONADO 7225 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1104Gulf views from every room. Stainless appliances, new A/C unit, granite countertops, tray ceilings. Tram to beach.$997,000 | Linda Perry/Judy Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161LAMBIANCE 2000 LAmbiance Circle #201Sensational view! Tropical aqua-scape view enhances the open spaciousness of this coach home. Incredible amenities.$995,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192HERON 5555 Heron Point Drive #802Your home in the sky awaits. Stunningly remodeled. Unobstructed bay and Gulf views. Two bedrooms, den, 3 baths.$945,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105Wonderful Gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with approx. 2,000 total SF. Full service building.$899,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420CRESCENT 8440 Abbington Circle #25Lake, golf, sunsets, lush distant horizons, and palm trees. Spacious 2 bedroom, den, 2.5 bath, large southwest lanai.$899,000 | Mary Halpin | 269-3005LAMBIANCE 1100 LAmbiance Circle #202Airy south-facing 3 BA + family room, 3 BA lakefront corner residence. Near shops, restaurants, private beach.$875,000 | Dorcas Briscoe | 594-9494ST. MARISSA 6573 Marissa Loop #1002Endless Gulf of Mexico views from this 2BR plus den condominium. Beautifully updated building with great amenities.$799,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14Elegant garden residence, private pool and luxuries of condominium living. Two bedrooms, great room, marble oors.$745,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666ST. NICOLE 5550 Heron Point Drive #1202Sunsets from balcony! Pristine 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence. Gorgeous Gulf views, beautiful furnishings.$675,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980CHATEAUMERE 6040 Pelican Bay Blvd. #301Fabulously updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner residence with wraparound lanai. Move in and enjoy!$649,777 | Esther Van Lare | 404-3045INTERLACHEN 6760 Pelican Bay Blvd. #333Lovely 3BR/2BA condominium is all about location & space. Tram to beach facilities. Beautiful golf course views!$599,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326ST. PIERRE 6825 Grenadier Blvd. #103Sellers Motivated! Upscale, bright 3BR/2BA high-rise, lush garden view, hurricane shutters, beach access next door!$575,000 | Patricia Bucalo | 248-0694LUGANO 5880 Via Lugano #301Fantastic views over golf/lakes! Lovely 3 BR/2 BA condominium (1BR currently used as a den/TV room). Beach tram.$575,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326CALAIS 7016 Pelican Bay Blvd. #102New 20 tile, carpet, cabinets, granite & marble counters, stainless appliances, & crown moulding. Attached garage.$559,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973LAMBIANCE 800 LAmbiance Circle #103Prime location with waterscape, fountain and waterfall vistas. Smartly designed residence for maximum enjoyment.$499,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041STRATFORD 5601 Turtle Bay Drive #402Extremely beautiful views of the Gulf. Newer A/C unit, hot water heater, in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath high-rise.$489,000 | Polly Himmel | 290-3910HYDE PARK 6360 Pelican Bay Blvd. #C404Awesome views of golf course and lake. Spacious 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath. Updated kitchen, new wood ooring.$475,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005AVALON 8375 Excalibur Circle #8Wonderful lake views! Open corner 2 bedroom plus den with cathedral ceilings & split bedrooms. One-car garage.$465,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264HYDE PARK 6300 Pelican Bay Blvd. #A-402Fantastic lake and golf course views from the terrace of this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominium. Convenient to all.$430,000 | Pat Biernat | 269-6264CHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #201Beautifully renovated! Spectacular lake/golf views. Enclosed lanai with sliding glass doors. Turnkey furnished.$425,000 | Julie Rembos/Linda Ohler | 595-1809AVALON 8400 Excalibur Circle #C4Second oor 2BR/2BA coach home w/1,335 sq. ft. A/C. Next to Community Center, beach tram. Priced to sell! Furnished.$399,000 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033 Condominiums/Villas OSPREY POINTE 9041 Whimbrel Watch Lane #101Quiet location overlooking golf course. Southern exposure, 2BR+den/2.5BA, many upgrades. Clubhouse with pool & spa.$499,000 | Janet Rathbun | 860-0012CLERMONT 1575 Clermont Drive #202Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2nd oor location. Lake views and palm tree-lined sunsets. Tastefully updated.$399,000 | Pam Hartman | 312-415-4058ARIELLE 2245 Arielle Drive #2101New wood ooring and great decor! This corner 3 bedroom plus family room/den residence enjoys a peaceful lake view.$369,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544ARIELLE 2240 Arielle Drive #1805Steps to pool, 2nd oor 3BR/2BA carriage home with 1,844 sq. ft. A/C. Lake view, gated golng & tennis community.$324,900 | Ray Couret | 293-5899ARIELLE 2120 Arielle Drive #202Amazing lake and golf views with southern exposure. Corner 2 bedroom plus den. Tastefully decorated and sunny.$319,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 Lots AUGUSTA 2546 Augusta DriveBuild your home on this oversized lot; 1/3 of an acre setting. One of the last building sites; choose your builder!$390,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899 PELICAN BAY GEORGETOWN tBorelli-built, French Provincial 2-story manor home. 5 BR with elevator, media room & library. Turnkey furnished. $2,895,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112PELICAN BAY MONTENERO t#1403 Unobstructed Gulf views! Luxurious 3BR/3.5BA, family room, grand salon and two guest suites. World-class amenities. $2,895,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666PELICAN BAY POINTE VERDE tThis custom designed estate home features volume ceilings, 4 bedroom suites, a home theatre & library. Pool & spa. $3,995,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973PELICAN BAY CAP FERRAT t#PH-11 Extraordinary Penthouse! World Class Views! Elegant & quality interiors, expansive terraces encompassing 6,800 SF. $5,990,000 | Barbi/Steve Lowe | 216-1973PELICAN BAY MONTENERO t#PH-2002 Privacy & spectacular views make this 9,715 SF gorgeous penthouse a paradise in the sky. Exceptional extras. $6,795,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 PELICAN BAY BARRINGTON tOverlooking lake and golf; 3,946 A/C SF, 3BRs plus den. Gourmet kitchen, Australian cypress oors; 3-car garage. $2,050,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t#1504 Stunning views from this gorgeous 15th oor, 4 bedrooms plus a den, 4 baths and 3,100 SF under air residence. $2,095,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112PELICAN BAY ISLE VERDE tThis villa is absolutely stunning and offers 4,000+ SF under air. Over $300,000 in recent improvements. $2,195,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112PELICAN BAY BARRINGTON tSpectacular lake views! Large screened lanai with pool & outdoor kitchen. Master suite wing plus 3 other bedrooms. $2,395,000 | Mary Halpin/Jamey Halpin | 269-3005PELICAN BAY CAP FERRAT t#1001 Southwest corner residence, panoramic Gulf and bay views. Den, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, high-end nishes, pool, secured entry. $2,800,000 | Ellen Eggland | 571-7192 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY tLakefront courtyard villa. Three bedrooms, den and 3,440 total SF. Separate guest house. Screened courtyard. $1,749,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY WOODS tBreathtaking golf vistas! Unique plan with 3 BRs, den and 3 BAs. Bamboo oors, new gourmet kitchen. Pool/lanai. $1,750,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112PELICAN BAY PINECREST tRenovated inside and out, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Cooks kitchen, family room, heated pool/spa, 3-car garage. $1,795,000 | Janet Rathbun | 860-0012PELICAN BAY MONTENERO t#508 Warm beachfront home with western exposure, 3,400 SF A/C, & private elevator. Panoramic views of Gulf/preserve. $1,975,000 Judy Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle/Linda Perry | 261-6161PELICAN BAY BARRINGTON tPristine 4 BR+den/5.5BA pool home on golf course. Tram to beach, golf/social memberships, tness center, tennis. $2,000,000 | Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 PELICAN MARSH MUIRFIELD tMagnicent custom-built home. Two home theaters, wine cellar, wood oors, granite counters. Pool, waterfall spa. $1,299,000 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714PELICAN BAY ST. LAURENT t#1104 Expansive Gulf, city & golf views! Newly renovated, corner 3 bedroom. Southern exposure and two terraces. $1,340,000 Phyllis ODonnell/Patrick ODonnell | 269-6161PELICAN BAY OAKMONT tOne house from the lake. Cathedral ceilings, French doors, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Large heated pool. $1,350,000 | Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA tCurved cherry staircase, formal living, dining & family rooms. Pool, spa, overlooks lagoon. Completely furnished. $1,595,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448PELICAN BAY COCOBAY tLakefront courtyard villa with guest cabana. Three bedroom plus den. Private pool/spa. Many recent improvements. $1,700,000 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 Peaceful, tropical setting with sunsets galore. Bamboo ooring, 3 bedrooms, hurricane shutters & 2,200+ total SF. $995,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN BAY LAS BRISAS tGorgeous 3 bedroom villa with 2,600 SF under air, prime southwest exposure, a private pool, and remodeled kitchen. $1,050,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112PELICAN BAY GROSVENOR t#1705 Extremely open and airy standout. Modied plan. Granite countertops, marble ooring, 3M lm on all windows. $1,090,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL t#14 Corner 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa with private elevator, sunny private pool, replace and Juliet balcony. $1,099,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235PELICAN BAY VILLA LANTANA tTotally updated 3 BR, 2.5 BA pool home in a small, lovely complex. Two bedrooms on 2nd oor with enclosed porch. $1,100,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR tRare lakefront 3 BR villa sits on oversized Tierra Mar lot w/southern exposure. Vaulted ceilings & lots of glass. $1,150,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322PELICAN BAY ST. LAURENT t#705 Spacious corner 3 bedroom with Bay, Gulf and golf views. Panoramic sunsets from open air lanai. Large master suite. $1,150,000 Michael Lawler/Janet Rathbun | 571-3939PELICAN BAY RENAISSANCE t#3A Charming residence with high ceilings, granite, wood-burning replace, loft library, skylights. Furnished. $1,199,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412PELICAN MARSH GABLES tFour bedrooms, 4 BAs, 3-car garage, pool, lake view. Granite counters, replace, tray ceilings, 2 new A/C systems. $1,199,000 | Ray Couret | 293-5899PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA tContemporary villa w/European-style nishes. Three bedroom, upgraded cabinetry, guest cabana & courtyard pool/spa. $1,285,000 | Rod Soars | 290-2448 PELICAN BAY ST. NICOLE t#203 An outstanding 2BR/2BA furnished condominium with a terric view of the mangrove preserve. Private beach access. $499,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123PELICAN MARSH VENTURA tExpansive great room & kitchen. Spinnaker oor plan, 3 BR plus loft/den, lanai with pool. Attached 2-car garage. $545,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980PELICAN BAY ST. NICOLE t#603 Very nice recently updated 2BR/2BA condominium with outstanding Gulf/Bay views! Wonderful amenities, private beach. $595,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN t6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. Spacious oor plan with 3BRs and 2-car garage. Wonderful lake/pool views. Beach access, pool, tennis. $699,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PELICAN MARSH IVY POINTE tLovely villa w/3 bedrooms plus a den/study and 2,900+ total SF. Spectacular lake/golf views! Refurbished pool cage. $870,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 PELICAN BAY PELICAN MARSH PELICAN BAY Condominiums/Villas Condominiums/Villas PELICAN BAY
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Out of the closetLove that dress but dont want to wear it again? Donate it to a good cause. C18 Totally satisfyingFilm critic Dan Hudak advises dont go hungry to Julie & Julia. C11 SEE DOUBLE FEATURE, C4 Strong vibesColor Vibrations juried show opens on Marco Island. C14 First Thursday at the VillageA full day at Venetian Bay, and more fun stuff. C20 & 21 Teens Sonny & Cher tribute goes out to sea for charityJust weeks after their local debut, young teens Erica Wagner and Nate Huffman are keeping the beat going by taking their Tribute to Sonny & Cher show out to sea for charity. The 13-year-old impersonators will be the star attraction aboard the Naples Princess when it sets sail at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The $100-per-person evening includes dinner, the show and sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. It will benefit the Naples-based animal rescue organization Friends of Gummi. Erica and Nate will entertain with their renditions of Sonny & Cher hits from the s and s songs such as Ive Got You, Babe, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves and Dark Lady, which made the charts decades before the teen entertainers were born. Taking cues from tapes of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, which aired on CBS from 1971-74, Erica aims her zingers at Nate and he lobs his back as they spar in between, and sometimes during, numbers. Since 1997, Friends of Gummi has rescued thousands of animals and placed them for adoption under the direction of founder Janice Rudolph. For reservations on the Tribute to Sonny & Cher dinner cruise, call 4046539. The evenings sponsors are Interior Solutions of Naples, Erica Wagner Entertainment and the Naples Princess. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ THE VON LIEBIGSfeatureDOUBLECELEBRATING FLORA & FAUNA Opening reception Friday, Aug. 14. C4 >>inside:e live in a beautiful and amazing ecosystem here in Southwest Florida, but we dont always take the time to appreciate it. And, because the Everglades is so vast, it is difficult for people to explore and understand. Now, two exhibitions at The von Liebig Art Center make it easy to see the flora and fauna of our beautiful state. A reception at the center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, celebrates both shows: Joel B. McEachern: Conversations with the Light features Mount Dora photographer Joel McEacherns jewel-toned color photographs of Floridas nature and wildlife, for which he received the Founders Prize from the America The Beautiful Fund in Washington, D.C. Kathy Spalding: The Rookery Bay Continuum features Naples artist Kathy Spaldings monumental bronze sculptures, paintings and prints depicting Floridas diverse and abundant wildlife. WBY ROBIN DEMATTIASpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOTop: Joel B. McEacherns Herons Nest, 1991, photograph. Above, Kathy Spaldings Roseate spoonbills, watercolor on paper. Mr. McEachern and Ms. Spalding are featured at The von Liebig through Sept. 12. COURTESY PHOTOErica Wagner and Nate Huffman spar onstage in true Sonny and Cher style.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 Back To School Expo Saturday, August 15th from 4 8 pm. ere will be childrens activities such as face painters, balloon artists, a magic show, & educational exhibits. Various prize giveaways from GCTC retailers such as Staples, SuperTarget and many more will take place throughout the evening. BTS coupon sa vings will be distributed to families along with the chance to win a BTS package to GCTC worth $500! e rst 50 students in attendance will receive a FREE pre-stu ed backpack, courtesy of Costco.A Joint Venture of The Richard E. Jacobs Group and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org I have this friend Antonio, a smart, funny guy who works in finance and cracks me up with stories about growing up along the Texas-Mexico border. Antonio and I waded through college in the northeast together, complaining about the bitter winters and hostile locals. When he started dating a girl from his hometown, it felt like a natural fit, the kind fast-tracked for marriage. After college, they moved in together, and Antonio and I spoke less frequently. When we did talk, though, all he wanted to do was bitch about his girl. Man, he hissed into the phone once, shes got me shopping with her again. Shes in the dressing room now. Another time, he called to complain about the rocky living situation, about how tense things were while she was looking for a job. From my end, it felt like a slow build-up to relationship ruin. Months later, I was shocked when I heard they tied the knot. But maybe I shouldnt have been. After all, when friends get together, what do we love to do more than swap horror stories? We talk about other friends and their hard times, people from high school who got divorced and who got A repository of bad information SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com ...a girlfriend is going through a rough breakup and damn you, faulty timing Ive started a great one...fat and our own relationship disasters. When were not serious about anyone, we grumble about our recent dating mistakes, and when were in the thick of it, we criticize the person were with. For instance, a girlfriend is going through a rough breakup and damn you, faulty timing Ive started a great one. During a recent dinner outing, I listened to her list of ills about the ex and searched in vain for some damning thing to say about my new paramour. Ultimately, I kept quiet. No one wants to hear a glowing report of new love when theyre in the midst of their own heartache. Anyway, its the kvetching thats so much fun. Which is perhaps the problem. A friend recently passed on this bit of wisdom from her mother. When you decide youre serious about someone, her mother said, dont tell me the dayto-day complaints. I want to like my sonin-law, not think hes a jerk. When you need to confide the real problems, Ill be here. But that leaving the toilet seat up nonsense? Save it for your girl friends. Shes right, and Id take it a step farther. Save it for one friend. Its funny how we complain to our pals, then were shocked when they give our girlfriend or boyfriend the cold shoulder. What we need to do is choose one friend as our emotional dumping ground, with the understanding that the information doesnt leave the two of you. That way, we can air out our relationship complaints all that forgot to take out the trash business without polluting our entire circle of friends. In Antonios case, I have to wonder, now, if I wasnt his repository of bad information. Maybe he was passing all his irritating stories along to me, and saving the rest the good ones for his buddies. That way, they could be honest when they congratulated him on his marriage, and Id be the only one waiting for the divorce. and co m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m ageaoe mning a mour. a nts to when heart thats e m. A b it o f n you e one, e d ay y son n y ou Ill be e at up n ds. e p f ar f unny were friend What information Maybe he was passing all his irritating stories along to me, and savin g the rest the g ood ones for h is b u dd ies. T h at wa y t h e y cou ld b e honest when they congratulated him o n his marriage, and Id be the only one waitin g for the divorce.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 DOUBLE FEATUREThe highlight of Kathy Spalding: The Rookery Bay Continuum is a 120-foot-long, delicately rendered watercolor painting entitled Rookery Bay Continuum. The landscape cross section consists of 30 individual watercolor paintings. Beginning in the sky above the Gulf of Mexico at Keewaydin Island, the viewer then moves uninterrupted across bays, estuaries and mangrove forests before entering the Everglades lowlands and high pine flat woods. Visitors are invited to move in close and enjoy the intricate details of Ms. Spaldings elusive and wild creatures. The show at The von Liebig is the first public viewing of the original watercolor paintings Ms. Spalding created for the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Reproductions of the paintings are on permanent display in the learning center and in the Florida State Capitol Building in Tallahassee. Also on display as part of the exhibit at The von Liebig are several of Ms. Spaldings life-sized bronze animal sculptures. Ms. Spalding is one of the most notable international sculptors of true-to-life bronzes in the country. She is one of the few artists who has mastered and refined the lost wax process that has been used for hundreds of years to create bronze sculptures. The lost wax process involves making a wax model, investing it in a mold of plaster or other hard drying material and then melting the wax out of the mold to form a cavity into which the bronze can be cast. Ms. Spalding has developed a technique working directly in wax, which affords her the ability to create fine detail in larger than lifesize compositions. As a child, Ms. Spalding studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Her formal education began with drawing and etching at Pratt Institute in New York. She studied drawing and lithography at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., engraving and bronze casting at the University of Iowa and engraving at the acclaimed Atelier Garrigues in France. Painter, sculptor captures detailsAs a wildlife artist, Ms. Spalding has pursued independent studies and worked in such distant places as the Amazon and Rio Negro, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Tasmania, New Zealand, Australia and Western Europe. Kathy Spalding: the Rookery Bay Continuum is sponsored by Physicians Regional Medical Center. It will remain on display at The von Liebig through Saturday, Sept. 12. Top clockwise: Belted kingfisher, Brown pelican, Redfish KATHY SPALDINGIf you enjoy looking at sparkling gems in jewelry cases, youll love Joel B. McEachern: Conversations with the Light. A third-generation Florida native who was born along the salty edge of the Miami River, Mr. McEachern combines his love of landscape photography and gardening to create jewel-like photographs. He captures Floridas nature and wildlife only in the early morning hours and during specific temperatures, when the atmosphere and light provide just the right sparkle. He does not use any filters to achieve the rich colors in his photographs of birds, plants, water, the sky at sunrise and other hidden Florida images. I found the simple grace of the Florida landscape with my lens, he explains. I have deep roots in my native state, the loss of its blue-eyed springs, cypress groves and open places painfully noted. Just as the disappearance of the Hudson River Valley not so long ago gave rise to Cole, Church, Bierstadt and other luminist painters, Floridas vanishing lands have given rise to new visual voices like mine. While this is Mr. McEacherns first exhibition in Southwest Florida, his first light images have been widely published, exhibited and collected. He was awarded the Founders Prize by the America The Beautiful Fund in Washington, D.C. His work was featured in www.Terrain.org, an online journal of the built and natural environment, and on www.FloridasEden.org, an eco-arts cooperative in Gainesville. Sponsored fiscally by the New York Foundation For The Arts, he is currently completing work on his first essay and exhibition book project entitled First light brings beauty into focusPicturing Grace, Florida at First Light, for which new project and operating support was additionally received from the Anderson-Rogers Foundation of New York City. Mr. McEacherns exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center is sponsored by the local Martin Foundation Inc., and will be on view through Saturday, Sept. 12.Top left clockwise: Ghost Oaks, 1994, Lone Dancer with Moon, 1988, Fire Light, 2005. JOEL B. MCEACHERNBY ROBIN DEMATTIASpecial to Florida Weekly From page 1
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks live bands The Bay House 6-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday: Jazz with Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean. 799 Walkerbilt Road, 591-3837. Bricktops at Waterside Shops 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: Frank Smith on guitar. 5555 Tamiami Trail N. 596-9112. Capri, A Taste of Italy 6 p.m. Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Billie Jollie; 6 p.m. Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 938-1342 or www.capriofnaples.com. Carlas Sunday night jazz jam with Carla Valenti and friends. 2225 Davis Blvd., 774-2275.Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-16 (call ahead for open hours and specific show times): Friends and Family of the Estuary Exhibit features the artistic work of staff, volunteers, friends and family members of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. 417-6310 or www.rookerybay.org. Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazz Masters perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Norris Center. 213-3049. JoAnn Sanborn Show Ms. Sanborn is the featured artist this summer at the Blue Mangrove Gallery on Marco Island. 393-2405. Everglades Tribute See the works of Dick Jay on display at the Naples Backyard History Mini-Museum. 594-2978. Fashion Forward Youth Leadership Collier has organized the Neighborhood Fashion Show to benefit the Neighborhood Health Clinic. Saturday evening at the Sugden Community Theatre (see story page A13). Best bets for the weekend Thursday, Aug. 13 Friday, Aug. 14 This weeks theater Bill Bellamy, host of NBCs Last Comic Standing for two years, brings his hilarious, in-yourface perspective on dating, politics and the overall state of America to Capt. Briens Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13-16. Show times are 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, and 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $20 per person. For reservations, call 389-6900 or visit www.offthehookcomedy.com. Married Alive Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents Married Alive Aug. 13-Sept. 26. Wedding bells are ringing in this funny and touching new musical that takes a peek at two married couples, one newlywed and one more experienced. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. A Killer Act The Murder Mystery Dinner Train in Fort Myers opens A Killer Act on Friday, Aug. 14. The comical production whisks passengers back to the Golden Age of railroads in the late 1940s to witness the trials and tribulations of four USO-style performers as they compete to become the next big act for the burgeoning Miami lounge club scene. 275-8487 or www.semgulf. com. Where the Girls Are Sanibel Islands Schoolhouse Theater presents the high-energy musical review Where the Girls Are through Aug. 15. 472-6862 or www.theschoolhousetheater.com. Much Ado Auditions Auditions for The Naples Players fall production of Much Ado About Nothing take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Sugden Community Theatre. No appointment necessary. 434-7340, ext. 10 for more information. Indie films Be a film critic, catch an indie film and hob-knob with judges for the Naples International Film Festival beginning at 7 p.m. at Six Degrees Exhibitions. Suggested donation, $2. 1100 Sixth Ave. www.naplesfilmfest.com. Just for Laughs Comedienne Kathy Griffin returns to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers with a brand new show. 481-4849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com. More Laughs Bill Bellamy performs tonight through Monday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 599 S. Collier Blvd., 389-6900. Evening on Fifth Music and more along Fifth Avenue South from 7-10 p.m. 435-3742. Kids Free Friday Kids 12 and under enter the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center free with one paying adult. Activities include touch tank explorations, story time, coastal crafts, nature films and more. Opens at 10 a.m. 300 Tower Road. 417-6310. Parents Night Out Drop the kids off at King Richards Family Fun Park and let them enjoy dinner, games, rides and a movie while you have a night on the town. $25 per child. 598-2042 or e-mail krfunaprk@yahoo. com. Improvise Naples City Improv performs at 8 p.m. at The Norris Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 755 Eighth Avenue. 213-3049 or www.naplescityimprov.com. Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday: Blues and jazz with Rick Howard, Dave Tregether, John Lamb and Bob Zottola; 8-11 p.m. Saturday: Acousticlectic Music for the Easily Amused featuring Beck; 6:309 p.m. Sunday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band. 6436 Naples Blvd., 598-9463. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney; Monday: Patrick. 10 p.m to closing. 457 Fifth Avenue South, 649-5140. Ridgway Bar and Grill 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, live entertainment under the stars. 1300 Third Street South, 262-5500. South Street City Oven and Grill 9:30 p.m. Thursday: Acoustic rock with Brandon Anthony; 5:30 p.m. Friday: Maxi Courtney; 9:30 p.m. Friday: Summer concert series with John D.; 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Pub Mustard; 9:30 p.m. Sunday: Reggae with No Way Jose!; 7-11 p.m. Monday: Meagan Rose at the piano; 9 p.m. Tuesday: Karaoke; 9 p.m. Wednesday: Maxi Courtney. 1410 Pine Ridge Road, 435-9333. 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AUGUST 13-19, 2009 A&E C7 WHAT TO DO 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 Wednesday, Aug. 19 Good Vibrations Color Vibration, a juried show of works by members of the Marco Island Art League, opens with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221. Hard Rock Judas Priest and Whitesnake take over the stage at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. 334-3309. Tuesday, Aug. 18 Story Time Moms and tots are invited to story time beginning at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5205. Raku & You The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts an evening of glazing and firing accompanied by a casual barbecue dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Everyone gets a clay piece to glaze, fire and take home. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Team Trivia Its team trivia night beginning at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Cinema Under the Stars Its free family movie night at Gulf Coast Town Center. Flushed Away will begin around sunset. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Artist Reception McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato invites the public to a reception for artist Tara ONeill, whose oil paintings celebrate Floridas villages, sea life and abundant flora and fauna. Reception is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit is on display in the restaurants private dining room through Aug. 31. 591-2299. Sunday, Aug. 16 Monday, Aug. 17 Fancy That A Fancy Nancy Tea Party begins at 2 p.m. at Learning Express. Fancy Nancy fans are invited to dress up (or choose from the trunks full of clothes and accessories available) and stroll the runway, sip some tea and do a craft. $7 per child. Reservations required. 2460 Vanderbilt Road. 594-2525. Trivia Night Test your knowledge of the small stuff beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 594-9400. Sunset Cruise Enjoy a two-hour cruise along Rookery Bay aboard the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas Good Fortune. $25 for Conservancy adult members and $12 for member children ages 3-12. Non-member cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children. Reservations required. 4034236 or www.conservancy.org. Saturday, Aug. 15 Ha! Ha! Ha! Join the Naples Laughter Club from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Lowdermilk Park. Free. 821-1073 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Made in Florida The Collier County Museums presents a free showing of movies shot in Florida. This week, beginning at 1 p.m. its Where The Boys Are (1960), filmed in Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach and starring Connie Francis and George Hamilton. 3301 Tamiami Trail E., in the Collier County Government Center. 252-8476 or www. colliermuseums.org. Back-to-School at Miromar Miromar Outlets hosts a back-to-school event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near Playland. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. Fine Art Fine Food & Fine WineTuesday, August 18th 5:30-8:30 PM Featuring Florida Artist Tara ONeill Join us for Wine & Hor doeuvresView artwork by a new local artist each month through December9114 Strada Place Naples, FL (239) 591-2299 www.McCormickandSchmicks.com
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY M o n -Fri 3-6 pm H a lf priced B e er, $3.50 W e ll Dri n ks & $5 Martinis Bar Menu 3pm to close with 4 dishes under $5.00 Tuesdays 5-6:30 Dogs Welcome!!! 12th Avenue South at the City Dock 263-9940 Happy Hour Happy Hour www.napleswaterfrontdining.comMon.Fri. 3 to 6 pm at Tin City 263-2734 All Drinks at the Bar are Two for the price of One! H APPY H O U R Denzel Washington, whos renamed Walter, in honor of Mr. Matthau. Mr. Washington plays the character with more depth and nuance. And, here is a man of color in the position not because hes risen that high but because he was even higher up the chain of command but demoted for possibly taking a bribe, and is pending investigation. The new version plays with the script a little, changing it here, updating it there. Now we have laptops and earbuds. The transit control room is completely computerized and digitalized. And instead of men visiting from Tokyo to see how the New York City Transit Authority is run, transit personnel from N.Y. go to Japan to bid on purchasing their railroad cars. The new movie is more complex, more of a thriller. John Travolta really sinks his teeth into the role of an over-the-top bad guy who hijacks the train. And he demands $10 million, not $1 million. Every character seems to have more depth. Director Tony Scott keeps the film moving at a good clip, but also gives his audience some wonderful shots of New York City, including various scenes of the subway belowand above-ground. It now costs much more than 35 cents to ride the subway, and a great deal more to get into the movies. But watching both films back-to-back was entertaining, and pretty cheap, especially when you consider that one of the rides was back in time. guys are parked underground in a tunnel. The cops know exactly where they are. Even if they get the ransom money, how will they escape? Watching the original was like stepping through a time warp, a hiccup in time taking me back 35 years. It opens with some street scenes of the city: the clunky taxis, the box-like buses, the light blue police cars.The four men who hold up the train look like disgruntled accountants, all dressed in hats, raincoats, moustaches, and the oversized eyeglasses that were the style at the time. Its all a part of their disguise, as all four look alike, bland and forgettable. They call each other by color: Mr. Gray, Mr. Blue, Mr. Green, Mr. Brown.Watching the movie, I found the background more interesting than the action. (Then again, I watch The French Connection just to see New York City of the s and to catch a glimpse of my old high school in the background when the famous car/train chase scene begins.) I loved seeing the s styles, the straight long hair parted in the middle for women, guys with sideburns, their suit lapels so wide you think theyre going to start flapping like wings and fly away. There are a few other anachronisms: telephone booths, rotary phones, gum machines in the subway stations, and soda machines. And about mid-movie, in an outdoor scene, you can see the newly built World Trade Center towers in the background. The original movie also reflects the social milieu of the time, the bold baby steps made by women and people of color. Up until recently, many places of business had been predominantly white male; now they had to adjust to a workplace that included women and people of color in roles that werent purely secretarial or subservient. For example, when theres mention of an undercover cop on the hijacked train, Mr. Matthaus character reminds another that it could be a woman, not a man. Yet Mr. Matthaus character himself is surprised when he meets Inspector Daniels of the police, a man hes been talking with on the phone. Inspector Daniels is African-American, and he hadnt expected that. And one of the transit workers sputters, at one point, Oh come on. If Ive got to watch my language because they let a few broads in, Im going to quit. How the hell can you run a goddamn railroad without swearing? There is humor and camaraderie and grit in the original, though it may seem quaint or dated by todays standards. The mayor bears a good resemblance to former N.Y. mayor Ed Koch, though the filmmakers give him a wife (a smartmouthed Doris Roberts.) The remake gives us James Gandolfini as mayor, a somewhat larger-than-life Rudy Giuliani, complete with marital problems. Mr. Matthaus character is replaced by ARTS COMMENTARY Hollywood was green before green was cool, because Hollywood loves to recycle movies. So we have remakes of classics (:10 to Yuma, the upcoming Harvey) as well as American versions of foreign films. (Because you know how Americans hate to watch a movie in a foreign language, even if that language is British.) One of this years remakes is The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. Released in 1974, the original movie tells the story of how a gang hijacks a subway car and holds the passengers hostage. They demand the city of New York give them $1 million in an hours time. (Nothing to sneeze at pardon the expression, if youve seen the movie but a million doesnt go as far now as it did back then.) If the city doesnt provide the ransom on time, theyll kill one hostage for every minute the money is late. As an experiment, I decided to watch the two movies back-to-back on consecutive evenings and compare. The thriller, which began life as a novel (by Morton Freedgood writing as John Godey) was also made into a TV movie 11 years ago. (I havent seen it. The fact that they filmed in Toronto and tried to pass if off as New York City is enough to deter me from watching.) I remember, as a kid, how the novel was so popular when it came out in 1973. It was a bestseller. And New Yorkers especially gobbled it up. It was surreal to see people reading it on the subway: a book about a train being hijacked. Im sure the rocking of the train and the screech of brakes on the rails added to the experience. I cant remember if I saw the movie in a theater or saw it later on when it came out on television. It starred a hapless Walter Matthau, a young Jerry Stiller, and Robert Shaw as the lead bad guy. What sticks out in my memory is the way the original movie ended. I wont give it away, but its a classic ending in a Some Like It Hot kind of way. So re-watching the original lost some of its thrill, because I knew exactly how it was going to end, though I couldnt remember how they got there. People hijacked planes; it seemed a little silly to hijack a subway car. But I guess that was part of the appeal: these g T E w p t NancySTETSON email@example.com The Taking (and retaking) of Pelham 1 2 3
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING The Immokalee Initiative of the Community Foundation of Collier County is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibit, Images of Hope: Immokalee, Looking Forward, Looking Back. The exhibit will be featured Dec. 1-Feb. 7, 2010, in the Drackett and Kohan Galleries of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and will also be available as a hardcover book by the same name. Creating the images for this project is international award-winning photographer Brynn Bruijn, a Naples resident who has spent a lifetime capturing the human experience, erasing the differences between cultures with her lens and revealing the commonality of the human experience. Phil Beuth, a Naples resident and Guadalupe Center board member and the retired president of CapCities/ABCs Good Morning America, became so interested in the project that he volunteered to write the text to accompany Ms. Bruijns images in the 175-page book. The book will be available to purchase during and after the exhibit.Images of Hope: Immokalee was launched with the support of many donors who believe Immokalee is a vital thread in the fabric that is Collier County. All net proceeds from the book sales and the exhibit will support the Community Foundations Immokalee Initiative, which provides grants, customized training and collaboration building for 30 nonprofit organizations serving Immokalee residents.Immokalee is an agricultural community of 28,000 people in one of the poorest areas in the state. The foundation believes that building capacity of nonprofits will strengthen this community and help to recognize and fulfill the potential of its residents. Please join us in bringing attention to the programs that make a difference in the lives of the families that live in Immokalee. All donors who contribute $250 or more to the Images of Hope Fund by Sept. 1 will be acknowledged in the book as a supporter of this program and will be invited to the exhibits opening reception on Dec. 1 at the Phil. With assets of more than $51 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985, the foundation and its fundholders have granted $30 million back to our community. For more information about the foundation and about Images of Hope: Immokalee, LookingForward, Looking Back, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is seeking new and gently used bicycles for women residing in our emergency shelter. Victims and survivors of domestic violence living on-site use the bikes to run errands and get to and from work until they can afford to secure cars. Bicycle donations can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue North. The Shelter also collects new and used cell phones, which can provide 24-hour access to emergency services and help victims of abuse escape to find safety. Collection boxes throughout the community provide a convenient means for recycling cell phones and chargers. The majority of phones recycled are charged and given to adults and children who are in danger. The Shelter also works with partners that recycle collected phones and in return make cash contributions to the nonprofit organization. Cell phones and their charging components can be dropped off at Options Thrift Shoppe and at Another Option Thrift Shoppe, 5248 Golden Gate Parkway, as well as at more than 25 locations from Marco Island to Bonita Springs. For more information, call 775-3862 or visit www.naplesshelter.org. Images of Hope exhibit and book will benefit Immokalee InitiativeBikes, cell phones will find a home at the ShelterSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOThe Immokalee Initiative funds violin lessons for children in the community. This photograph by Brynn Bruijn is included in the "Images of Hope" exhibit and book. .CafeLunaNaples.com 467 5th Av Naples AFE LUNAAFE LUNA A Veally Good Deal $29.992Dinners1Bottle of Wine EVERYDAY Noon to Close D Spaghetti & Meatballs Chicken Parm w/ Spaghetti Penne w/ Chicken & Broccoli Penne Bolognese Eggplant Parm w/ Spaghetti Cheese Ravioli TRY OURNEWSmokehouse BBQSandwichAsk about our rewards card!NORTH NAPLES, FL Fountain Park 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd. Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840 NAPLES, FL Coastland Center 1860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642 FT. MYERS, FL Gulf Coast Town Center 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Ft, Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642 Only$6.99Fresh. Natural. Delicious. plus taxLimited time only! This sandwich has slow roasted pork smothered in smoky barbeque sauce topped with cilantro cole slaw and fried onions served on our homemade Challah bread accompanied with chips and a pickle. PUZZLE ANSWERS
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 C11 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 functionsCooking 524 recipes in 365 days is difficult by any standard. But Julie Powell (Amy Adams), an overworked and emotionally drained aspiring writer, isnt looking for easy. Shes looking for meaning in her life and she thinks cooking through Julia Childs Mastering the Art of French Cooking is the way to find it. Smartly, Ms. Powells tumultuous journey through lobster thermidor and beef bourguignon is only one-half of Julie & Julia; the other half tells the story of how Ms. Child (Meryl Streep) came to create the recipes, which is an equally compelling tale of hardship and heartache. For Ms. Child, the year is 1949 and she and her husband (Stanley Tucci) have just moved to Paris, where he works at the U.S. embassy. Unsure of what to do with herself, she enrolls in the famous Cordon Bleu cooking school and then decides to write a cookbook with friends Simone Beck (Linda Emond) and Louisette Bertholle (Helen Carey). The result, the aforementioned Mastering the Art of French Cooking, made Ms. Child a star. Ms. Powells situation is drastically different and remarkably similar. She also has a wonderfully encouraging husband (Chris Messina), and at least one of her friends (Mary Lynn Rajskub, ) supports her decision to write a blog about her yearlong exploits. But the year is 2002, and while her peers are enjoying successful careers, her job is to answer phone calls for an insurance company charged with helping the families of 9/11 victims. The screenplay was adapted by director Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle) from two memoirs: Julie & Julia by Ms. Powell and My Life in France by Ms. Child with Alex Prudhomme. Telling the stories of two women separated by 50-plus years is tricky, but Ms. Ephron balances them nicely, keeping each woman at roughly the same point in her career path throughout. Sure its a gimmick, but it works because it humanizes the iconic Ms. Child and puts her on the same level as Ms. Powell. Although Ms. Streep is superb in the showier (and more difficult) role, its Ms. Adams Powell who is the heart of the movie. Ms. Adams cuteness (in spite of the bad haircut) makes Ms. Powell a sympathetic figure, and Ms. Adams plays nave innocence better than any actress working today. As Ms. Childs difficulties also mount, and Ms. Streep keeps us mesmerized with Ms. Childs 6-foot, 2-inch frame and high-pitched voice, we realize that not only are Ms. Child and Ms. Powell kindred spirits, but so are Ms. Streep and Ms. Adams in their ability to bring vulnerability and determination to each womans life. Given the shortage of movies made by women and about women, Julie & Julia is a success that deserves to be seen. Just dont go hungry, because the food often made with an excess of butter looks delicious. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Julie & JuliaSoul Power (James Brown, B.B. King, Muhammad Ali) This uneven documentary follows events surrounding the Soul Music Festival in Zaire in 1974, which went on in spite of the cancellation of the George Foreman/Muhammad Ali boxing match it was supposed to accompany. The technical issues surrounding the concert are a bit mundane, and the film only faintly captures the spirit of the era it chronicles. Worse, those wanting to see more of the concert will likely feel short changed. Still, anything that ends with James Brown doing an energetic rendition of Say It Loud Im Black And Im Proud cant be all bad. Rated PG-13.Funny People 1/2 (Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Eric Bana) A famous comedian (Sandler) with a terminal illness hires an aspiring comic (Rogen) as his assistant in the third film from writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up). There are jokes throughout, but the first 90 minutes is so dour and serious that its hard for the comedy to shine through. The latter half of the 140-minute movie thanks in part to inspired turns from Leslie Mann and Bana is refreshing and fun, but never fully escapes the serious tone. Rated R. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? Yes danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com >>Nora Ephron cast Ms. Streep after running into the actress at a Shakespeare in the Park performance. Ms. Streep asked what Ms. Ephron was working on, she told her about the project. Ms. Streep immediately said Bon Apptit! in her best Julia Child voice. Before it even began, the casting search was over. Did you know? COURTESY PHOTO
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 A&E WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 The Naples Botanical Garden, which has been closed to the general public since June 2008, is well on the way to its grand opening in November, when the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Childrens Garden, the Brazilian Garden and the Kathleen and Scott Kapnick Caribbean Garden, as well as the Mary and Stephen B. Smith River of Grass and the Pfeffer-Beach Family Butterfly House will welcome their first visitors. The new Garden also includes a 90-acre nature sanctuary with seven ecosystems that are home to a wide variety of wildlife. The Collier Enterprises South Wetlands features the James and Linda White Birding Tower, where birds have been enjoying the restored marsh, and the Smith Upland Preserve, home to more than 55 endangered gopher tortoises. Grand opening festivities at the Garden will include: Tuesday, Nov. 10: The very first look at the completed Garden A late afternoon into early evening stroll through each of the new gardens, with entertainment provided by The Living Garden and cocktails and dinner under a grand tent, where food stations will offer treats originating from the cultures of the three new gardens. Tickets are $250 per person; table packages are available. Wednesday, Nov. 11: Hats in the Garden The Gardens signature annual luncheon will honor Oscar de la Renta as he presents his 2010 Spring collection. Retail partner Marissa Collections will also feature the jewelry designs of Irene Neuwirth. Tickets begin at $500; tables of 10 begin at $7,500. Friday, Nov. 13: Royal Palm Society brunch and member preview Garden members will be able to preview the new spaces before the public grand opening. Visitors will enjoy Caribbean and Brazilian musicians and more. Complimentary for Royal Palm Society members. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15: Public grand opening The official ribbon cutting will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, followed by activities and entertainment both days for the entire family. Admission is $9.95 for adults, $4.95 for children ages 4-14, children 3 and under are free. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the presenting sponsor for the grand opening festivities. For more information, contact Lisa Juliano at 643-7275 or email@example.com, or visit www.naplesgarden.org. Save the dates for Garden grand opening 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 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 Hair & Body InspirationsFree Weight Loss & Body Wrap ConsultationsLocated in Naples Walk(Corner of Airport Rd and Vanderbilt Beach Rd in the Publix shopping center)2430 Vanderbilt Beach Rd #100 Naples FL, 34109 Phone: 239-254-1288 or email Info@MyHairandBody .com www .MyHairandBody.comComplimentary Cocktails! Hair & Body Inspirations Indulge yourself . youre worth it! Full Service Salon & SpaSpecial Treatments at Special PricesSummer Specials Free Eyebrow WaxingAppointment recommendedMani & Pedi 30 Minute Massage Cut & Style$3500 $3000 $3500(Bring a Guest and receive a Free Gift!)Free We match internet prices with unmatched customer service!20 Years In The Tennis Business! GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLESUMMER HOURS: Monday-Saturday-10am-5pm Closed Sunday514-87007700 Tamiami Trail NorthJust south of Vanderbilt Beach Road at the Pelican Bay Blvd. N. stoplightFamily Owned and Operated STOREWIDE CLEARANCE SALEOn Selected Mens, Womens & KidsAPPAREL, FOOTWEAR & RACQUETS20-50% off Bring this ad in and receive 10% off any purchase. Not valid with any other offers. Makeover in Paradise Of cial salon of Hair Cut$35 Hair that 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 A&E C17 Get in on the ACT fine art auctionMasquerade of the Arts, the 21st annual fine art auction to benefit the Fort Myers-based Abuse Counseling and Treatment program and center, takes place Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs.More than 120 local and national artists have donated works for the evenings silent and live auctions. This years celebrity auctioneer is Jesse Metcalfe of Desperate Housewives fame.Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and music on the patio. Silent auction bidding begins at 4:45 p.m. Dinner will be served during the live auction, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Artist Leoma Lovegrove will create a painting on stage in 15 minutes to be auctioned off. Advance tickets are $125 each; admission Saturday night will be $150. For ticket information, go to www.actabuse. com. For details about special room rates at the Hyatt for event guests, call 4441234 and mention Arts for ACT.ACT has served victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors of sexual assault and the new and temporarily homeless in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties for 31 years. More than 8,500 clients were assisted last year. For more information, call 939-2553. FortMyers 13550Reflections 239-590-9994 Naples 2700Immokalee 239-593-9499 CapeCoral 2311SantaBarbara 239-458-8700 PortCharlotte USHwy.41&776 941-235-3354FREEKIDSMEALSAUG17-23Dine-inonly.Limit2FREEKidsMealspereachadultentre anddrinkpurchase.Forkids12andunder.Childrenmustbe presenttoreceivediscount.GoodAugust17-23,2009onlyat SouthwestFloridaJasonsDelilocations.WegiveSWFloridafamiliesourbest! FamilValue! Oneofthe TOP10 FastCasualRestaurantsInAmerica--July2009ParentsMagazine 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 15 at 2 p.m.Transitions: Feng Shui for Loving Your Life Through Challenging TimesSaturday, August 22 at 2 p.m.Lighting for the Aging Eye RSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ART 2 0 n al a t he nt s. bf e h si c r d urin g which m Artist ro om Hy at g u es 12 34 Arts v t h ei r s urv i ual as new an d il y L an co y t h cl a ssi st F or more c a ll 9 3 9 -255 3 COURTESY PHOTOThis years celebrity auctioneer, Jesse Metcalfe D eNomme Sera na at Tiburon: Priced at 1,649,0002880 Tiburon BoulevardVentanas at Tiburon: Priced from 1,225,000 to 439,9002748 Tiburon Blvd, Unit C-503 2748 Tiburon Blvd E, Unit C-1022738 Tiburon Blvd, Unit B-302 2738 Tiburon Blvd, Unit B-3042748 Tiburon Blvd, Unit C-103Golden Shores: Listed at 1,100,0001405 Osprey AvenueVillas Pienza: Listed at 895,000 4852 W. Boulevard Court, Unit 107Castillo at Tiburon: Priced at 575,000 2874 Castillo Court, Unit 101Bolero at Tiburon: Priced from 789,000 to 554,000 2625 Estrella Court, Unit 103 2647 Bolero Drive, unit 101Eagle Creek: Priced at 220,000 166 Cypress View Drive Denotes Open House this Sunday from 1 to 4 pmLets Talk!Open House Sunday from 1 to 4 PMwww.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com239.404.7787 MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTORContact Me Today For Private Showing Appointments...
Party dresses are coming out of the closet from Naples to Fort Myers as the date draws near for Love That Dress, a sale that will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. The night of fashion and fun takes place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Embassy Suites in Estero. An after-party will be at Vapiano in Gulf Coast Town Center. Women are digging into their closets for special occasion dresses to donate to the cause. Several retail stores, including a bridal boutique that has given 60 sample gowns, have also reduced their inventory by donating dresses savvy buyers will love to love. The night of Love That Dress, everything will be organized by size and style and will be sold at drop-dead prices. Admission to the event is $10. Those who donate a dress to the cause will get in free. Dressing rooms will be set up. A silent auction, cocktails and hors doeuvres and prize giveaways will be part of the fun.Dresses should be cleaned prior to donation and can be dropped off between Aug. 17-31 at MerVil Design Center in North Naples as well as at That Special Dress, Bonita Springs; White House/Black Market, Coconut Point; Embassy Suites, Estero; the cosmetics department at Belk, Gulf Coast Town Center; or Select Real Estate, Estero. For locations in Fort Myers, call 398-9999. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 A&E WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 Love that dress, but cant wear it to another to-do? 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 15th Free Childrens Program at The Eco Discovery CenterAugust 19th 21st Annual Key West Chamber Trade Show ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139 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!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 A&E C19 Try If the Shoe Fits on for sizeSave the date for a trip to the land of the tsarsKicking off a season of fun (and kicking up your heels) is always the idea behind If the Shoe Fits, a pre-holiday girls night out to benefit The Education Foundation of Collier County. The seventh annual event takes place Wednesday evening, Dec. 2, at Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops. Fabulous shoes, handbags and jewelry go hand in hand with shopping for a good cause the foundations Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program every year at If the Shoe Fits. A raffle and silent auction are part of the fun, as are hors doeuvres, wine and the signature Shoetini cocktail. Guests also have the opportunity to congratulate the newest recipient of the foundations annual Glass Slipper Award, a woman celebrated for her dedication and service to public education in Collier County. As it has since 2003, Naples Illustrated continues to be the presenting sponsor of If the Shoe Fits, with support this year from Florida Weekly. Tickets are $75 per person. Call the Education Foundation of Collier County at 643-4755 to make your reservation. The David Lawrence Foundations signature fundraising event every year is a creative, destination-driven black tie gala. Ticketholders for the 2010 to-do will be transported to St. Petersburg, capital of the Russian Empire and the land of splendid palaces, imperial estates and monuments. The adventure is set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at The Naples Yacht Club and will include dinner, dancing, entertainment and a silent auction. Russian attire is welcomed and encouraged. A VIP patron party will be held the evening before at a private residence in Naples. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP guest or $5,000 per table of 10. For more information and to make a reservation for Saint Petersburg: Land of the Tsars, call 354-1416 or via e-mail to carols@dlcmhccom. 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 www.ribcity.com www.ribcity.com10 Southwest Florida Locations 10 Southwest Florida Locations Daily Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTESCall 239-403-3020 BOOK NOW! $ 135 ONE WAY 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 Jackpots At Last!Come visit us at our two NEW locations! Fort Myers Next to Cru & Ulta at the Bell Tower Shops 433-4700 Bonita Across from the Coffee Mill at the Promenade 949-4820
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C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sunday only Closed 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, FL 34102 239 363 4044 www.bicenaples.com$19pre x menu (5pm to 6:30pm)pre x menu (5pm to 6:30pm)$24 239 262 4044prix xe prix xe JUST A SHORT WALK FROM 5TH AVENUE(239) 435-1882849 7th Avenue South, Naples www.GinasOn7Ave.comACROSS FROM CITY HALL TWO BLOCKS SOUTH OF 5TH AVENUE*Tax and tip not includedTAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUMMER SAVINGSANY DAY ANY ENTRE ANY TIME RESERVATIONS REQUIREDTWO ENTRES & ONE BOTTLE OF WINE$29.95*Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Angelinas, 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187 This gorgeous remake of the old Sanibel Steakhouse is a knockout, especially the glass-enclosed tower with spiral staircase that shelters Angelinas stellar wine collection. The Italian food of Chef Nick Costanzo is vibrant and imaginative. A ceviche trio tuna, scallops and grouper with shaved fennel, grapefruitradish salsa and yellow pepper relish was as much a work of art as an appetizer. The house-made papardelle Capri (pasta with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and Sorrento lemon olive oil) made an outstanding second course, followed by savory grilled lamb chops marinated in lemon and mint accompanied by arancini and yellowfin tuna al griglia with cannellini and lobster ragout. Warm zeppoli with a trio of dipping sauces makes a fine finish as do the $3 desserts, which included mascarpone cheesecake with lemon curd and crme de menthe and chocolate panna cotta. Our server could have used some polish but those at other tables appeared to be doing better. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 598-9400 This well-appointed but modest restaurant touts itself as the freshest and healthiest taste of Vietnam and I fully concur. The menu has lots of photos and descriptions, making ordering easy even for novices. For those who love pho thats not fiery hot, Noodle Saigon allows you to control the heat by adding the hot sauce yourself. Other noteworthy dishes include shrimp-filled summer rolls, a vegetarian salad (tastes far better than it sounds), a pan-fried crepe and rice noodles with seafood. All were wonderful, but its the pho, a soup thats a meal in itself, that was the star of the meal. Those who live within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant can have the full menu delivered to their doors. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Pelagos Caf, 4951 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 2632996 The management calls whats served here Mediterranean soul food and thats an excellent description. Primarily Greek, the menu also offers a smattering of other dishes from the region. Portions are large and most dishes are ample for two. I can recommend the fried calamari with its cinnamonscented marinara, and a vegetable plate that contained roasted peppers, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and the best dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Ive had outside of Greece. The avgolemono soup, Greek salad and gyro platter were spot on. Also delicious was a simply grilled mahi fillet topped with asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, one large wedge of baklava more than satisfied two of us. A bonus at Pelagos is its moderate prices. Odds are youll have enough leftovers for another meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Tavern on the Bay, 489 Bayfront Place; 530-2225 Its a sports bar but one that offers a more diverse selection of food and drink than you might expect in a place where people gather to cheer on their teams via satellite TV. Revel in wings, burgers, nachos and such if you want, but there are also wok dishes, salads and full-scale entrees, some even of a heart-healthy nature. Thai Bangkok wings were crisp, sweet and spicy, while an ahi tuna appetizer was lightly seared with a pepperyherbed exterior accompanied by pickled ginger, wasabi and soy vinaigrette. A mushroom Swiss burger was well executed, served with delicious house-made potato chips and a fried shrimp platter with fries was bountiful and tasty with the exception of some room temperature slaw. Service was above average throughout the meal, from the host to the server and expediters. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Two Brothers Baci, 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples; 597-4800 There are plenty of Italian restaurants in these parts, but I havent been to one that comes close to matching the great food and down-to-earth charm of Two Brothers. Theres not a member of the staff that doesnt do their utmost to make customers feel welcome, especially the eponymous brothers, Bob and Sal Lanzieri. Live music gives patrons a reason to get up and dance. And then theres the food. The marinara alone is worth a visit vibrant and perfectly balanced, its good enough to drink, but paired with Aunt Robertas crisp and creamy arancini (rice balls), fried olives and Asiago cheese or clams, it enlivens everything it touches. Sal Lanzieris chewy pizza knots are addictive. Portions are huge and most of the recipes come from the Lanzieris extended Italian-American family. I loved the lasagna, just like Mama Lanzieri used to make. Dont miss this one. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Noodle Saigon offers rice noodles with seafood.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 13-19, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR 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 13th Avenue South; 262-5500. Reservations required.Saturday, Aug. 15, 3-5 p.m., Naples Tomato: Learn how to make mozzarella cheese while sampling cheese and wine; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-9800. Reservations required.Monday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Real Seafood Company Chef Brent Courson will prepare a speedy four-course meal; $10, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100.Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5-6:30 p.m., Roys, Bonita Springs: Gather with fellow wine lovers to sample a variety of wines as well as some of Roys signature appetizers; $40 (includes wine), 475 Bayfront Place, 261-1416; or 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 4987697.Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6-7 p.m., Sea Salt: Discover the wines of Italy 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 Street South; 434-7258.Wednesday, Aug. 26, 6-7 p.m., Sea Salt: Explore wines of New Zealand 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 Street South; 434-7258.Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway leads a class on soups, during which students will learn how to make 30-minute New England clam chowder and crab and corn chowder; $20; Third Street and 13th Avenue South; 262-5500. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org Refer to Mexican, Italian, Chinese or French food and most Americans can readily recite the staples of these familiar cuisines. But Peruvian? Not so much. Bone up on this flavorful South American cuisine at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the countrys impressive culinary palette, melding its own traditions with the influences of immigrants from Italy, Spain, France, Britain and Japan. Unlike its meat-centric continental brethren, Argentina and Brazil, Perus food abounds in seafood as well as vegetables and exotic fruits. All are deftly handled at Incas Kitchen, which is owned and operated by Raphael Rottiers and Alfredo Ruiz. Mr. Rottiers is a veteran of the corporate food and beverage world, having climbed the ranks of the former Sonesta hotel chain to head food and beverage operations at its Key Biscayne property. It is our good fortune that family ties brought him to Naples. He and Mr. Ruiz have created a lovely, unpretentious establishment that gleams with tile floors, pale yellow walls and accent walls of brick with inset art of colorful chickens (fitting for a restaurant in which rotisserie and other chicken dishes rank among the specialties). In a small strip center on Collier Boulevard, Incas Kitchen comes as a surprise in an area better known for its taquerias. Are you sure this is a good idea? my meat-averse husband asked dubiously as we headed along Collier Boulevard toward Incas. His protestations ceased almost as soon as we walked in the door and turned to enthusiastic participation as our accommodating young server, Claudio, set down a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three colorful pepper sauces for dipping. With our dining companion, we dipped and crunched while considering all the options on the menu. We decided to start with ceviche ($11.95), Incas dua tiradito ($12.95) and conchitas a la Parmesana ($9.95). The plate of ceviche was generous and perfectly prepared. Although technically raw, the seafood cures in a lime juice marinade then is tossed with peppers, onions, salt and pepper. There were shrimp, rounds of calamari and pieces of fish, all fresh and complemented by the marinade. Servings of corn, one mound roasted, the other cooked and served cold, added color and texture. Tiradito is a Peruvian version of sashimi, with thin slices of raw fish marinated lightly and served with two pepper sauces, a yellow one with aji peppers and a light red one featuring rocoto peppers. This, too, was a fresh and well-crafted dish. I tried the conchita scallops on a half shell baked with Parmesan cheese and sprinkled with lime juice. The scallops were large and moist, blanketed in savory cheese, with just a hint of lime. Its a great choice for those who prefer cooked fare. Seeing our obvious enthusiasm for the food, Mr. Rottiers brought us a sample of another appetizer lomo a la Huancaina ($9.95), slices of beef tenderloin topped with red onions and a creamy queso blanco sauce. The velvety sauce mingled with well-seasoned meat, the crunchy onions and the tang of the citrus-based marinade. It was easy to see why he was so proud of this dish. Next, we tucked into entrees of golden jalea ($16.95), Incas wari fish ($15.95) and aji de gallina ($11.95). Claudio had warned us that the golden jalea was a large dish, but we were still surprised by the mountain of fried seafood he set before us. Two or three people could share this mix of shrimp, calamari and fish fried to a golden brown and served with crisp logs of yucca and a side of yellow pepper criolla salsa. Id recommend ordering nothing else if you try this Peruvian version of fish and chips. The aji de gallina is a shredded pepper chicken dish served at virtually all festive occasions in Peru, Mr. Rottiers told us. It had big chunks of potato, shredded chicken, yellow peppers, a smattering of olives and hardboiled egg on top. It was very mild, especially when compared to the other highly seasoned dishes on our table. The Incas wari fish was the unanimous favorite. A large fillet of white fish had been seared on a griddle then seasoned and baked. It was incredibly moist and the seasonings had seeped into the flesh. Flavorful on its own, it came with a terrific sauce of mango salsa, corn and cilantro. For dessert, we sampled a classic cookie alfajor con dulce de leche ($5.75) along with Incas pie de Manzana ($5.95) and picarones ($5.75). The first is a cornstarch-based cookie with dulce de leche sandwiched between two wafers. The cookies were a little dry for my taste, but the lucama ice cream that accompanied them was wondrous. The lucama, also known as eggfruit, blends flavors of maple, caramel and sweet potato. The pie de Manzana was a great rendition of apple crumble topped with cherimoya ice cream. This fruit, also known as custard apple, seems to mix the tropical flavors of banana, strawberries and pineapple. The picarones were four light doughnuts made of sweet potato flour and bathed in a cane sauce infused with anise and cinnamon. We finished with pisco sours. Popular in Peru, pisco is a brandy made of grapes. The pisco sour combines the brandy with lemon juice, egg whites and sugar, creating a delicate sweet and sour drink. Incas Kitchen is one of those rare restaurants to which I long to return almost before Ive left. Beyond the well-executed menu, the passion of the owners flavors the food and the experience. Although its a bit off the customary restaurant path, its well worth the trip. Diverse Peruvian cuisine comes alive at Incas Kitchen Incas Kitchen>>Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday>>Reservations: Accepted>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted.>>Price range: Appetizers, $7.95-$12.95; entrees, $10.95-$16.95; childrens menu, $7.25$8.25 >>Beverages: Beer and wine served.>>Seating: Booths plus conventional tables and chairs>>Specialties of the house: Ceviche, luno a la Huancaina, fried calamari, cilantro beef stew with white beans, rotisserie chicken, shredded pepper chicken, Incas wari sh >>Volume: Moderate>>Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go COURTESY PHOTOIncas wari fish is seared on a griddle then baked with seasonings and served with grilled vegetables with a corn, mango and cilantro mignonette. A Peruvian classic, ceviche, features a mix of seafood marinated in lime juice and spices.
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Pre construction Several oor plans from the low 900s Volume ceilings-Stainless steel appliances One block to beach. Great canal front 4 BR,3.5 BA home near end of cul-de-sac 15 minutes from Gulf of Mexico and Lovers Key. 3 story home. Ground oor end unit, 2 bed plus den. Large Eat in kitchen with island. Private back yard and great Florida living! The original owners of this well maintained condo have methodically and tastefully added upgrades to many of the areas. 2 Bed 1 bath upstairs Of ce 1/2 bath and work shop on ground oor. Front and back garage doors for easy access. This charming home is located in the boating community of Henderson Creek Park, which has direct access to the Gulf. Foreclosure. 3/2 fenced home large living area and huge back yard. Building design is fantastic 3 Bed 3 1/2 Bath Under construction. Boat slip available-mins to Gulf South end of Island. To be built new 9 unit condo on Collier Blvd Marco Island. Several plans from low 900s. Can be rented weekly! 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Deeded Boat Slip included! Townhouse style condo on 3rd oor, 2 screened lanais, assigned under building parking, new Wonderful home in Cape Coral. Bank owned, being sold as is with right to inspect. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with pool. Turnkey, designer furnished coach home in Huntington Lakes. Impeccably maintained two bedroom, two bath end unit. This house is in good condition, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, two car garage. Tile oors, under truss lanai fruit trees. What a view! 4/2/2 with long lake view, a little TLC makes this a great deal.9 Unit condo on Collier Blvd Several oor plans from the low 900s Can be rented weeklyUpgraded appliances. Expansive pool lanai area tile and wood ooring large workshop/storage fenced property horses & pets welcome. Turnkey, 3 balconies w/ awesome views on top oor. Downtown Naples. Serene views of lake and 7th green. Being sold furnished, if need be. Gorgeous clubhouse, tennis courts and exercise rm Like new 3/2/2 overlooking preserve. 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