ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B10 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 MOVIE REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C23, 24 & 25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 46 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: AUGUST 20, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERRepo man A once-lucrative business has tailed off recently. B1 He saw the futureWesley Downing was a Naples pioneer who recognized great thing. A10 Lucky dogsCanines and their companions enjoy Yappy Hour at The Dock, and more fun things around town. C23, 24 & 25 Pier PressureSweet Art Gallery showcases local landmarks. C1 PierPressure BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com S HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE, SIR DONALD Wolfit, a zesty British thespian, is said to have pulled a protg close and uttered these now famous words: Dying is easy; comedy is hard. Whether Sir Donald actually made this marvelous deathbed utterance is a matter of some debate, but for our purposes, it is of little consequence where or from whom it originated, for it is beyond dispute that comedy the art of making another person laugh is excruciatingly difficult. The primary means of eliciting a laugh is through the telling of a joke. As most of us learned long ago, a joke is only as good as the person conveying it. We all know people who can tell a perfectly rotten joke and bring the house down, while others can mangle the funniest of tales, leaving their audience stonefaced and staring at their shoes. But virtually all of us are irresistibly drawn to jokes. We love to laugh and to make othersATHE BEST JOKES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA The inaugural Naples International Film Festival will open with a Hollywood-style, red carpet gala Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The announcement was made last week by festival founders Eric Raddatz, Dan Linehan and Rowan Samuel. The black-tie evening will include an independent film premiere along with additional entertainment and the chance to mix and mingle with directors, producers and stars from the indie films that will be featured at the three-day festival. Were so excited to be partnering with Myra (Daniels, president and CEO of the Phil) and the Phil, Mr. Raddatz, executive director, says. We have an ongoing somewhat insatiable desire to vitalize the local Film festival opening set for the PhilLAUGHMAKE EM SEE JOKES, A8 SEE PHIL, A12 COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples International Film Festival opening night gala will take place Nov. 5 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Ha! Ha! Some pretty good jokes A8&9 >>inside: FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 Everblades Recreational Facility at Germain Arena (239) 948-7825 x1306 Early Bird Prices & 2 for 1 Registration Weeks For All Ice Programs AUG. 31ST-SEPT. 13TH, 2009Register For All Programs: 2 for 1 Eligibility 2 for 1Public Skating Coupon Expires 12/31/09Check out our new web site: www.SkateEverblades.Com Jokes are never really just jokes. When theyre done well, theyre truthful little mirrors. Hold them up and youll see not only yourself, but everyone around you. Thats always been true. In Shakespeares plays Twelfth Night, for example the fool is always wise, and he employs only jokes, riddles or verbal tricks in speech. Nevertheless, he speaks the truth when nobody else wants to say it or can see it, which is always the talent of joke-telling, riddlewielding fools. Chaucers Canterbury Tales, which he wrote about 200 years before Shakespeare, is loaded with jokes or at least with tales that are so amusing or bawdy they seem like jokes. (In a late-life fit of religious fervor, Chaucer renounced his Tales, which became a joke on him since they now number among the most celebrated stories in English literature.) And long before that, in ancient Greece, there were wise guys: When Alexander III of Macedon sought a meeting with the philosopher Diogenes, who fascinated him, he introduced himself by declaring, I am Alexander the Great. Without hesitation Diogenes replied, I am Diogenes the Dog a joke of sorts that somehow created a collision of the classes, head on, which everybody, Diogenes especially, lived to tell about. But all that was then, and now it seems more then than ever (this is the kind of thing a fool might say). One of the many things I love about Americans is our occasional ability to criticize ourselves to laugh at ourselves and tease each other outwardly. In a civilization where joking goes back more than 2,300 years, Americans put a freight-train spin on humor, I figure. The first and most sacred amendment to the Constitution protects free speech, and that means jokers in this day and age can celebrate the world in their own sharply comic fashion, without fear of reprisal. In other words, without being banished, imprisoned or killed. Our jokes can be firecrackers ribald, brassy, bold, earthy or vulgar little explosions. They can also be political, social, sexual or psychological missiles. They reflect and reveal the best of us, and sometimes the worst of us. Almost always theyre merry, and frequently theyre unrestrained by etiquette or political correctness. My own tastes lean to jokes that dispel pretension, or disabuse people with money, power and family influence of the notion that they are superior. So I always liked the one about three old friends who had spent years wandering around the vast emptiness of West Texas a buzzard, a rabbit and a turtle: When they came over a rise one day, Buzzard pulled up hard to study the little valley below. Boys, he said, this heres the place. Our wanderin days are done. Heres what I want you boys to do. Turtle, you come with me and well go build us a big ol mansion in that sweet spot down yonder. He nodded at the sun-baked ground below him. Rabbit, you get a wheelbarrow and go out there and get us some buffalo chips to make fertilizer for the lawns and gardens. Buzzard waved in the general direction of nowhere to suggest where Rabbit might find some buffalo chips. By and by, Buzzard and Turtle walked down the hill. Rabbit got himself a wheelbarrow and disappeared for two years, pushing his load all over West Texas. One fine day Rabbit finally finished filling that wheelbarrow and staggered back over the little rise where Buzzard had first made his plan. Down below him Rabbit saw a huge white mansion with columns on a big front porch. A lovely green lawn surrounded the place, and a fountain pushed water high into the parched air. In back he could see a pretty little well with a pretty little wellhouse built up around it.Rabbit hoisted his wheelbarrow and went down the hill and across the lawn. When he came to the porch steps, he turned the wheelbarrow around and backed it up on the porch, lifting it one step at a time. Then he set it down and knocked loudly on the massive front door.About five minutes later the door opened slowly, and a tall man dressed in a tuxedo appeared. YES? he said. Ah, I was wonderin, I thought you might tell me well, I didnt want to bother you or anything, but do you know if Buzzard is here? asked Rabbit. The man looked down at Rabbit and wrinkled his nose, as if he smelled something very unpleasant. Mr. BuzZARD is in the YARD, he said curtly, in an accent Rabbit had never heard before in West Texas probably English or French or Italian or something like that, Rabbit figured. Rabbit couldnt see anybody in the yard, so he said, In that case, would you mind tellin me I mean if its not too much trouble is Turtle hereabouts? Now the man flat-out scowled. Mr. TurTEL is in the WELL, he said stiffly. Rabbit looked out at the dry prairie. He scratched his ears. He considered the wheelbarrow full of buffalo chips parked beside him. Then he looked back at the man in the tuxedo and smiled. Well then, he said, When Mr. BuzZARD gets back from the YARD, and Mr. TurTEL gets back from the WELL, tell em Mr. RabBIT is here with the S T! And then theres this, a Shakespearean joke from Twelfth Night, in which the fool, Feste, jokes around in an attempt to draw his friend Olivia out of her grief: Feste: Good madonna, why mournst thou? Olivia: Good fool, for my brothers death.Feste: I think his soul is in hell, madonna.Olivia: I know his soul is in heaven, fool.Feste: The more fool, madonna, to mourn for your brothers being in heaven. COMMENTARY Im just kidding: Why jokes are serious rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On Aug. 19, 1921, TV producer Gene Roddenberry, best known as the creator of Star Trek, is born in El Paso, Texas. Although Star Trek ran for only three years and never placed better than No. 52 in the ratings, Roddenberrys sci-fi series became a cult classic and spawned four television series and nine movies. On Aug. 20, 1911, a dispatcher in the New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service. The message left New York at 7 p.m. After it traveled more than 28,000 miles, being relayed by 16 different operators, the reply was received by the same operator 16.5 minutes later. OPINION Like Richard Nixon, Barack Obama wants to govern on the strength of a silent majority, although with a twist. Obama wants the majority that opposes or questions his policies to stay silent. Obamas White House and its allies have unleashed a barrage of criticism and condescension at people daring to show up at town-hall meetings and ask their elected representatives pointed questions. Fired up and ready to go! apparently works only one way. If engaged citizens shower Obama with adoration at stage-managed rallies, they are the very stuff of American democracy. If they boo their congressman, they are a scandalous eruption of fake or hateful sentiment. The Democratic National Committee has called the hostile questioners and protesters at town halls a mob. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that they represent manufactured anger ginned up by nefarious corporate interests, and referred to them as the Brooks Brothers brigade. California Sen. Barbara Boxer, too, took offense at the untoward lack of shabby dress, noting with disapproval that the protesters are well-dressed. Its the attack of the hautpolloi. All of these Obama mouthpieces must forget that the president once was a community organizer. As a young man in Chicago, he got people to meetings and primed them with questions to ask city officials. By the Gibbs standard, when Obama prodded his community activists to get the Chicago Housing Authority to remove asbestos from a public-housing complex in the 1980s, it was contemptible manufactured outrage. Conservative groups are publicizing the times and locations of town-hall meetings on the Internet. They are calling and e-mailing people on their membership lists and urging them to make their voices heard. No one prior to the troubled career of ObamaCare thought town-hall meetings should be closely held secrets, or considered basic block-and-tackle political organizing as out of bounds. Obama once extolled such organizing as one of the marvels of American democracy. The same DNC operative who attacked the angry mobs of a small number of rabid right-wing extremists ran a union-funded group in 2005 opposing President George W. Bushs Social Security reform. It organized protests and town-hall meetings, and ran TV ads. But never mind its activism for me, not for thee. The Obama team labors under the misapprehension that its sweeping, $1 trillion health-care plan is popular. Pluralities in almost every poll disapprove of the Democrats proposals and disapprove of Obamas handling of health care. Polls show that opponents of ObamaCare feel more intensely about the issue than supporters. Its not surprising, then, that town-hall meetings would be uncomfortable for members of Congress plugging for ObamaCare. Obama is sinking toward a 50 percent presidency, with the public evenly divided over him. In New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races this year, Republicans are both leading by 14 points in the latest polls and appealing to the center. No matter how fervently Obama may wish it to be so, his skeptics wont be silent. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYA not-so-silent majorityOver my many years in the banking industry, I have witnessed the generosity of numerous clients as theyve made charitable gifts to local organizations. More recently, as district chairman of the Edison State College Foundation, I have had the good fortune to see first hand how such gifts are directly affecting the lives of those on the receiving end. Going into debt and making personal sacrifices to get an education is nothing new. I did it, and you probably did as well. Edison State College students sacrifice, too. A larger majority of Edison students work more than 30 hours a week when compared to their counterparts nationwide. But when these students are also dealing with illness, injury or a recent divorce, have lost their job, or are caring for a family member, their plans to make a better future for themselves and their families are often derailed. In the 2008-09 fiscal year, nearly 800 students received $2 million in privatelyfunded scholarships through the Edison State College Foundation. In most cases, these scholarships are awarded when all other sources of federal financial aid have been tapped and a financial need remains. In many cases, the funding provides the margin of difference between the student graduating or dropping out. Thankfully, there are bighearted people in our community who are making a positive impact by donating to the Edison State College Foundation. They believe that education changes lives for the better and makes a difference not only for the students, but also contributes to a better community and stronger economy. Their gifts, large and small, help Edison students to pay tuition and buy their textbooks so they can use personal funds for groceries, childcare, rent and car repairs. In their own words, our grateful students say thanks: I want to personally thank you for taking me into consideration for your scholarship. Words are voiced from my heart and I deeply appreciate this. I am planning to major in business management as a background, get an MBA and then a Ph.D. in education. I am passionate to change a negative into a positive and I will do so by guiding the youth. You have shined light into my future. Please accept my deepest thanks for the scholarship I was recently awarded. This award does not simply help with my tuition and book costs it makes my nursing education possible. As a single-income family, there is simply no way that we could afford the high cost of tuition and books without assistance. This scholarship is helping to make my dream a reality and for this I will be eternally grateful. As you think about which charitable cause you would like to support, please consider the one in which you will receive the greatest return on investment education. This year alone, more than 18,000 students are choosing Edison State College to master a new technology, begin a career or learn a new skill. Edisons faculty and staff are committed to access and see the potential for growth in every individual. They educate academically gifted students as well as those who have never considered themselves to be college material. They make it possible for motivated individuals from all walks of like to acquire the education and competencies needed to be a productive citizen. Now, more than ever, these students are in need of our help to accomplish these goals. On behalf of Southwest Floridas future nurses, teachers, paramedics, accountants, engineers, small business owners, and business executives, I would like to thank you for supporting the good work of Edison State College and ask that you continue to be supportive of your fellow community members who are working to make a better life for themselves and the communities in which we live.For more information, call 732-3718. Bruce Schultz is president and chief executive officer of Southwest Capital Bancshares Inc. and president and chief executive officer of Southwest Capital Bank. Mr. Schultz has more than 24 years of banking experience on the west coast of Florida. He is president of the Childrens Advocacy Center, district president of Edison College Foundation and president of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lee County United Way, Lee County Public Schools Foundation and The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Schultz is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelors of science degree in finance.Say thanks for education with a scholarshipGUEST OPINION BY BRUCE SCHULTZ _________________________President & CEO, Southwest Capital Bank Chairman, Edison State College Foundation District Board of DirectorsSCHULTZ
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly While he was working for the phone company in Naples, Stan and Faye bought a 10-room hotel in Goodland. The couple had three boys by then; the family lived in two of the rooms and rented out the other eight. A few years later, the Gobers bought the restaurant across the street that is now known as Stans Idle Hour. They sold the hotel in 1978, after Faye was diagnosed with colon cancer. The family lived above the restaurant for a while, but Stan had promised Faye he would buy her a house, and he did that before she died in 1983, at the age of 47. He still lives in the house. Today, in addition to the Sunday shows (October through late August) and the regular bar business, Stans host a lot of charity benefits. Im the type of guy who has helpfulness in his heart because of my background, he says. I just want to give back, I guess. I feel like the good Lord put me in a place where I can do that. Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala knows Stan well and says, Nobody has ever met Stan who doesnt love him instantly. But the big puzzle for me has been how does he ever fit that huge, wonderful heart in to his regular size body? There are enough remarks about Stan Gober like that one to fill a book and they do. In 2006, Wade Keller wrote and published Stan: An American Story. Even if you dont get down on the dance floor to The Buzzard Lope, its worth the trip to Stans Idle Hour to pick up a copy. 15 MINUTES a little celebrity. It was a great time. Fast forward to 1952, when he married Faye Campbell and was working for the Alabama phone company In those days there was only one, he laughs. A notice on a company bulletin board offering transfers to anyone interested in moving to Southwest Florida, which they predicted was on the verge of a boom, caught Stans eye. Faye was all for it, so off we went, he says. Who wants to do the chicken dance when they can do the Buzzard Lope?At least thats the thinking of the wildly loyal Stan fans that flock to Stans Idle Hour Restaurant in Goodland. The place has such a following that CNN and TBS have reported on the Stan phenomenon the irresistible draw that has turned the regular Sunday afternoon party at the Idle Hour into a state attraction.Whats so great about the Idle Hour that makes people from all walks and from all around the world come back again and again? Mostly its Stan Gober and his original music including The Buzzard Lope, which he typically performs in full panoply of buzzard feathers, invariably prompting the crowd to break out into the dance by the same name. It started back in 1985, when Stan, on advice from a friend, hosted Goodlands first Mullet Festival as a contest for communitys fishermen. I thought, while the guys are out fishing, lets get the gals into a dance contest he recalls. And well let the audience select a Mullet Queen. The rest is history. The highly coveted title of Mullet Queen eventually changed to the Buzzard Queen, and the success of the annual event gave Stan the idea for the beloved Stans Idle Hour Sunday Show that takes place each week from 1 to 6-7 p.m., depending on the crowd. Its become a Marco Island staple and part of the pulse of the city. Stan is my favorite high-tech redneck, a codgy old guy with mass appeal, says Wes Bates, CEO of Stanley Carpet Cleaners. At Stans, you have millionaires pretending to be bikers, boaters pretending to be boaters, and regular people trying not to be regular. And everybody gets along. It works because of the special atmosphere that only Stan could create. One reason I live on Marco Island is because of Stans. As a restaurateur, comedian, singer and songwriter, Stan is doing what he always wanted. But getting to where he is today was hardly easy. He was born at home, with the help of a midwife, in Bessemer, Ala., in 1926, and describes his childhood as comin up hard. The second of four children, Stan was only 4 when his father left and his mother had to go on welfare to make it through the Great Depression. Stans older brother Wally got a job at Acme Lunch, a lunch counter with 26 stools, when he was 15. Later, when the restaurant needed a cook, Wally suggested his mother. And not long after that, 12-year-old Stan got a job at Acme, too, washing dishes. By the time he was 17, he had dreams of becoming a singer/songwriter and spent all of his spare time singing at his high school and recitals around town. The announcer on radio station WJLD ate lunch at Acme every day. He offered to give me 15 minutes of air time on Wednesday nights. So suddenly I became Stan Gober: Goodlands codgy old guy with mass appealCOURTESY PHOTO Stan Gober
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 laugh. The problem that most of us face and this includes those blessed with an abundance of comedic skills is a dearth of material. I can never remember jokes, even the really funny ones, is a common lament. That excuse will fly no more. What follows is a compilation of jokes assembled by the staff of Florida Weekly. Some are uproarious, others are dreadful. What is good and what is bad is a matter of taste, of course, but all are indisputably jokes. Someone at some time has laughed at each and every one of these gags. Commit to memory the ones you like and keep them at hand for the perfect moment to amuse and entertain friends and family. Dont worry about the others, youll forget them soon enough. Oh, it wouldnt hurt to practice a little. Hone your delivery, as best you can. You dont have to be Jerry Seinfeld or Jay Leno to get a laugh on occasion. Sir Donald said comedy is hard, but he didnt say it is impossible. JOKESFrom page 1noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind the rst one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary man walking a dog on a leash. Behind him, a short distance back, were about 200 men walking single le. The man couldnt stand the curiosity. He respectfully approached the man walking the dog and said, I am so sorry for your loss, and this may be a bad time to disturb you, but Ive never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it? My wifes. What happened to her? My dog attacked and killed her. The curious onlooker inquired further, But who is in the second hearse? The man answered, My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my wife when the dog turned on her. A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passed between the two men. Can I borrow the dog? The man replied, Get in line. Sal Dickinson, Dickinson & Associates, Fort Myers How many elephants can you t in a VW? Four, two in the front and two in the back. How do you know theres an elephant in your refrigerator? A set of footprints in the butter. How do you know there are two elephants in your refrigerator? Two sets of footprints in the butter. How do you know there are three elephants in your refrigerator. (Three sets of footprints?) No, the door wont close. How do you know there are four elephants in your refrigerator? Theres a VW parked outside. Daniel Catron Bubba and Billy Bob are shing in a boat. Bubba says, Billy Bob, Im thinking about divorcing my wife. She hasnt spoken to me in two months. Billy Bob takes a sip of his beer, spits out some tobacco juice, and after a minute he says, Bubba, you better think mighty hard and long about that decision. Women like that are hard to come by. Frank Mann, Lee County commissioner Question: Whats the difference between a seagull and a nancial advisor? Answer: A seagull can still make a big deposit on a brand new Mercedes. Jack OBrien, curator at The von Liebig Art Center An old man who couldnt see too well still loved to drive. So one day he was out on Highway 90 headed for New Orleans when a state trooper pulled him over. Did you know you were going 90 MILES AN HOUR? the man said. Shore did, of cer, that driver told him. Thats way over the speed limit, said the policeman. No it aint, said the old man. It sure is too fast, said the policeman. Why are you driving so fast? Well thats what the speed limit IS, it says so right on the sign 90! said the old man. Lord amighty, the policeman told him, its lucky I stopped you before you got to 301 (another highway in Louisiana). Burdie Baker, honorary mayor of Charleston Park On the rst day of second grade, the teacher asked her students to use I in a sentence. The rst student said, I am happy to be in school. Perfect, said the teacher. The second said, I am happy when its time for recess. Perfect, said the teacher. Johnny was next. He started, I is Oh, no, the teacher interrupted him. Its I am Begin again. Johnny said, But Miss Teacher... No buts, Johnny. Do as I say, the teacher insisted. Johnny took a deep breath. OK, Miss Teacher I am the ninth letter of the alphabet. Lois Bolin, FW Undercover Historian, who in a previous life used the joke in corporate training exercises to illustrate the importance of listening in order to build trust. Sister Alice joined a special order of nuns and was allowed to say two words per year. At the end of the rst year, Mother Mary asked her, Sister Alice, what two words do you have to say? Sister Alice replied, Bad food. Mother Mary left but a year later came back to Sister Alice and asked for her next two words. Sister Alice said Hard beds. Mother Mary grimaced and left and returned the following year and asked the same question. Sister Alice said, I quit! Mother Mary said, I am not the least bit surprised. You have been bitching from the time you got here! Jeannette Showalter, Naples resident There was a man named John, lived on a farm a plantation, you know and the corn was getting ripe. The farmer, a big old slow-moving fat man, came to John one day and he said, John, somebody or other is eatin at my corn. If you can catch him and put him in the crib, Ill give you $50. Yessir, said John. That night, John got his shotgun and went and sat by the crib. And he come to nd out it wasnt no human, it was a bear eatin that corn. How am I gonna get that bear in the crib? John wondered. So he got himself some of that corn, and threw it in the crib and jumped in, acted like he was eating it. That bear jumped in right after, and they went round and round, the bear chasin him.. And before long John jumped out and shut up that crib, just as quick as you please. Then he went to the boss and said, Boss, I got him. Well, the boss went and got his whip and came on back, gurin to whip a thief. But when he opened that crib the bear slapped him up one side and down the other got him right in the crib. That bear and the boss went round and round and round, and nally the boss shouted, John, what did you do to get out of this crib? And John said, I done the same thing youre doing, only I did it at about 65 miles an hour. Burdie Baker, honorary mayor of Charleston Park Mr. Johnson, a bank executive, was well known as a great and entertaining speaker. So the bank president, Mr. Fields, tapped him to open the annual meeting for the shareholders and company employees with a speech. The morning of the meeting, Mrs. Johnson handed her husband his briefcase and coat, eagerly wished him luck, and sent him on his way. Unfortunately, Mr. Johnson forgot to pack his notes, leaving them at home on his night table. As he faced the expectant crowd in the auditorium, he gured he would have to draw on a subject he felt he knew a lot about and gave an absorbing speech about sex. That evening, Mrs. Johnson asked, Honey, you forgot your notes! What did you talk about? Uh sailing! he replied, feeling too embarrassed to admit hed given a talk about sex. The next morning, Mrs. Johnson ran into Mrs. Fields at the beauty salon. The bank presidents wife had been at the meeting. Your husband gave a wonderful talk yesterday! So informative and interesting. He must be a real expert, she gushed. With a look of confusion, Mrs. Johnson replied, Well, thats surprising. Hes only done it twice. The rst time he threw up, and the second time his hat blew off! Kat Smith, managing editor at Naples Illustrated What did the sh say when he ran into the concrete wall? Dam! Gay Thompson, president, Cement Industries A man in the Safeway Store in Texas tries to buy half a head of lettuce. The very young produce assistant tells him that they sell only whole heads of lettuce. The man persists and asks to see the manager. The boy says hell ask his manager about it. Walking into the back room, the boy says to his manager, Some idiot wants to buy half a head of lettuce. As he nishes his sentence, he turns to nd the man standing right behind him, so he adds, And this gentleman has kindly offered to buy the other half. The manager approved the deal, and the man went on his way. Later the manager said to the produce assistant, I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people who think on their feet here. Where are you from, son? Canada, sir, the boy replied. Well, why did you leave Canada? the manager asked. The boy said, Sir, theres nothing but whores and hockey players up there. Really? said the manager. My wife is from Canada. No kidding? replied the boy. Whod she play for? Sal Dickinson, Dickinson & Associates, Fort Myers How do you make friends with a squirrel? Climb a tree and act like a nut. Emily Phillips, seventh grade, Three Oaks Middle School A duck walks up to a fruit stand and he says to the fruit vendor, Got any grapes? And the guy says, No we dont have any grapes and we dont serve ducks here. The next day the duck comes back to the fruit stand and says the same thing. Got any grapes? And the vendor says, No, and I told you we dont serve ducks here. The third day the duck comes back again to the fruit stand and you know what the duck says. The fruit stand guy says, If you ask me that question one more time Im gonna get a hammer and nails and nail your webbed feet down to the pavement. So the duck says, You got any nails? And the guy says, No. So the duck says, Got any grapes? Karen Schaeffer, pastry chef, JBistro Q: How many mental health therapists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Only one, but the light bulb really has to want to change. Q: How many art directors does it take to change a light bulb? A: . er . does it HAVE to be a light bulb? Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb? A: FishQ: How many mothers-in-law does it take to change a light bulb? A: None . .Ill just sit in the dark. Stuart Brown, documentary lm producer A young boy was struggling with his math class and was in danger of failing. His parents were very concerned, so they sent him to the local after-school tutoring program, but no results. They sent him to a fancy math seminar, but no results. The end of the year was getting close what could they do!? Then, a neighbor told them about a group of Catholic nuns in the town with a special mathtutoring program. Desperate, they sent their son to Larry died. His will provided $40,000 for an elaborate funeral. As the last guests departed the affair, his wife Sarah turned to her oldest and dearest friend. Well, Im sure Larry would be pleased, she said. Im sure youre right, replied Jody, who lowered her voice and leaned in close. How much did this really cost? All of it? said Sarah. Forty thousand. No! Jody exclaimed. I mean, it was very nice, but $40,000? Sarah answered, The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to church. The whiskey, wine and snacks were another $500. The rest went for the memorial stone. Jody computed quickly. $32,500 for a memorial stone? My God, how big is it? Four and a half carats. a Florida Weekly staff favorite A man was leaving a convenience store with his morning coffee when he
WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The best jokes of Southwest Florida program and immediately he started improving. They didnt want to say anything at rst out of concern that it might back re. So, they just watched. By the end of the year he had improved so much that he passed with honors. Finally, they had to ask him what had the nuns done that made the difference? He said, the rst time I went into that room and saw the man up on the plus sign, I knew they meant business! Lydia A. Black, executive director, Lee County Alliance of the Arts A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, Why the long face? Long John, Larrys East Pawn John R. Wood tells Florida Weekly this actually happened to him not long ago. When he was in the middle of delivering a speech to about 250 Realtors, Mr. Woods friend Paul stood up and asked politely: Paul: John, do you know how to keep a turkey in suspense? John (rather surprised and helpless): No, Paul, I dont. Please tell me how to keep a turkey in suspense. Paul: Ok, John, Ill tell you tomorrow! John R. Wood Naples Realtor Q: What did the sadist do to the masochist? A: Nothing. D.P. Workman, student Noah and his wife are hanging over the rail on the ark, bored with looking at the water after days at sea. Noah suddenly perks up and says to his wife: Hey, I know how we could pass the time, we could do a little shing. I wonder if wed catch much? His wife replies: Probably not much. Weve only got two worms. Capt. Ralph Allen, Punta Gorda An old woman was having trouble hearing, so one day she went to the doctor. Doctor, I cant hear a thing out of my left ear, she told him. So the doctor looked in her ear, and he noticed there was something stuck in it. Very carefully, he put a small ear pick in there and nally drew the thing out, then held it up. Maam, this looks like a suppository, he said. Well NOW I know where my hearing aid is, she said. Gail Day, hairstylist and business owner (this joke came from an elderly woman, a customer, who was seated in Gails styling chair last week) Q: Why didnt the skeleton cross the road? A: He had no guts. Nash Williams, student With the current concern about socialized medicine, one could understand about the young couple from England who went to see their doctor for the wifes examination. The wife went in alone while the husband waited in the waiting room. After about an hour, the wife came out and the husband quickly asked her: What did he do? What did he say? The wife said to him, Not now, Ill tell you when we get home. After arriving at home, the husband was beside himself to know what the doctor said and did. The wife told him the doctor examined her and then took out rubber stamp and neatly stamped the middle of her stomach. The husband said, What did the stamp say? And the wife answered, I dont know, it was so small I couldnt read it. The husband looked at her stamped stomach but couldnt read the tiny print, either. So they got out a magnifying glass and nally were able to read: When this lettering is big enough to read with the naked eye, come back to see me. John R. Wood, Naples Realtor Q: Whats brown and sticky?A: A stick. Amy Bennett Williams, writer I tend to be like Garrison Keillor, who appreciates a good yarn more than a joke (the one about the talking parrot, for example, who learned his language ways from a sailor), but repeats that joke about two penguins standing by the shore, where one says to the other, You look like you are wearing a tuxedo. And the other says, Who says Im not? Which leads me to the line about planners, whose mascot is the penguin, because penguins gather in groups, speak in ways no one can understand, and collectively have cold feet. But I will close with the traditional: A penguin walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender says, Thatll be $10. The penguin pays and the bartender serves him his drink, saying, You know, we dont get many penguins coming in here. The penguin says, At $10 a beer, its not hard to understand. Wayne Daltry, planner (in an e-mail about jokes) Q. What are the three rings of marriage? A. Engagement ring. Wedding ring. Suffering. Mitch Schwenke, proprietor of Blue Coyote Supper Club, Fort Myers A pastors wife was expecting a baby, so he asked the congregation for a raise. After much discussion, they decided that whenever the preachers family expanded, so would his paycheck. After six children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preachers expanding salary. A great deal of bickering ensued as to how much the clergymans additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost. After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke, Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us. Silence fell on the congregation. In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and nally said in her frail voice, Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers. The entire congregation said, Amen. Samantha Scott, Pushing the Envelope Inc., Fort Myers Q. What do you call a ship that lies on the bottom of the sea and shakes? A. A nervous wreck. Tanya Forrester, SunTrust Bank business banker A guy walks into a bar covered in jumper cables and the bartender looks at him and says, Dont you start anything! Cindie Barker, Bistro 41 manager A woman walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan of cer. She says shes going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank of cer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the woman hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank, she has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. The banks president and its of cers all enjoy a good laugh at the woman for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive the Rolls into the banks underground garage and parks it there. Two weeks later, the woman returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan of cer says, Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000? The woman replies, Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return? Lauren Rotchford, The Ritz-Carlton, Naple A grasshopper walks into a bar and the bartender says to him, Hey, Ive got a drink named after you. The grasshopper looks puzzled and says, Why would anyone name a drink Bob? Jim McCracken, Vino columnist An Irishman was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a full day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds. When the Irishman returned, he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly 60 POUNDS! Why, thats amazing! the doctor said, Did you follow my instructions? The Irishman nodded...Ill tell you though, by geez, I taut I was going to drop dead on dat third day. From hunger, you mean? No, from all dat skippin, the Irishman said. Lauren Rotchford, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet who insisted he didnt need my help to leave the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down, I asked him if his wife was meeting him. I dont know, he said. Shes still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown. Richie Oliva, Punta Gorda Anyone who needs to be prayed over, come forward, to the front at the altar, the preacher says one day. Leroy gets in line, and when its his turn, the preacher asks: Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you? Leroy replies: Preacher, I need you to pray for my hearing. The preacher puts one nger in Leroys ear, and he places the other hand on top of Leroys head and prays and prays and prays he prays a blue streak for Leroy. After a few minutes, the preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks, Leroy, how is your hearing now? Leroy says, I dont know, Reverend, it aint til next Wednesday! Bruce Strayhorn, attorney A termite walks into a pub, stops just inside the door, and takes a look around. He calls out to everyone within earshot: Hey, wheres the bar tender? Kathy Grey, Florida Weekly I simply CANNOT come up with a funny joke. But I can tell you of my encounter with a homeless man in Boston. One morning after breakfast, having paid and with change in my pocket, I was passing a man with a large homeless sign who greeted me with a cheery Good morning! I returned the greeting and dropped the change in his cup. A few hours later I had a sandwich for lunch, which I cut in half because thats all I wanted. I wrapped the remainder with the pickle. It so happened that I passed the same corner, saw the same man and this time I asked him if hed like a sandwich. What kind? he asked. Ham and cheese, lettuce and mayo, I answered. Pickle? he asked Of course, I replied, as he smiled broadly and held out his hand. This led me to believe that the Boston homeless, like the proper Bostonians, are very enlightened and particular people. Pickle, indeed! Audrey Bender, Neapolitan and social activist Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Thats not funny. Anonymous While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-yearold daughter on my afternoon rounds. The various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs, intrigued her. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, The tooth fairy will never believe this! Pat Oliva, Punta Gorda Two guys are playing baseball and one says theres baseball in heaven and the other one says You dont know theres baseball in heaven. A couple weeks later one guy dies and goes to heaven, and he comes back with news for his friend. He says, The good news is theres baseball in heaven. The bad news is, youre playing tomorrow. Emilio Rodriquez, customer, Sunoco gas station on Palm Beach Boulevard
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Remembering Wes Downing, one of Naples fabulous five pioneersThey were in a sense pioneers, these year-round settlers who came to Naples in the early 1930s, s and s. They didnt fight savages, but they did fight mosquitoes, snakes and the wilderness beyond.These pioneers, of which Doris Reynolds wrote in a January 1984 commemorative edition of the Sun Times, endured oppressive heat and bugs, few conveniences and seemingly little promise. At least thats how the frontier of Naples must have seemed to the average person back then. But these pioneers werent average folk, and more specifically, the five who were honored in the Sun Times had a spirit and vision for Naples that was key to our communitys development. Those fabulous five were Roy Smith, Don Wynn, Mamie Took, Ad Miller and Wesley Girard Downing.His future was Naples futureThere is no future in real estate. These were the words from a Naples broker in 1952 to the now legendary Mr. Downing, who died last month at the age of 87, leaving a legacy of community service and a real estate company whose name is known throughout Southwest Florida. Its funny that the comment was made to Mr. Downing just when the city of Naples was beginning its transformation as outlined in The Make Naples A Better Place to Live Plan.BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly 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 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: Or is it? Mr. Downing, who was involved in real estate in Cincinnati before moving to Naples, took the advice of the broker and bought into the Gardner Glass Company for which, Mr. Downing noted, he was ill suited. I was a real klutz. I couldnt work with my hands, and still have scars where I cut myself, he was quoted in Ms. Reynolds article. He was told that if he left the glass business, he would not make it in Naples for six months on his own, so he set out to prove his former partner wrong. He took his real estate exam and went to work as a salesman for the aforementioned pioneer, Mr. Smith. Seven years later, Mr. Downing made Naples history by becoming the first Republican elected as a Collier County commissioners. Six years after that, in 1966, he ran for and was elected to the Naples City Council and in 1968 was elected mayor. With the explosion of growth after Hurricane Donna in 1960, the energies of all city and county officials were taxed. They were not financially taxed, however, as much as the folks who had greatly funded The Naples Plan. It seemed that 20 percent of the citys population was paying 80 percent of its taxes. Mayor Downing set out to equalize that burden. Needless to say, that was not a popular decision. A rally cry was heard and a group formed to throw the mayor and city council out of office, but it soon died down. Mr. Downing noted in the article that this is when he learned that what the majority wanted was not always in the best interest of the community.Learning from the past After reading about Mr. Downings legacy and the problems of back then, it is easy to track the character and identity issues that the city of Naples has contended with since her birth. The founding families, right up to The Make Naples A Better Place to Live Plan, had their vision of this charming community. Many of those who have come since have also had their vision, often forming two very distinct groups: those who were looking after the identity and character of the community in which they lived, and those whose wanted another kind of Naples, one like the high-profile, high-density destinations on Floridas east coast and elsewhere around the country. Historically, those looking after the citys character and identity, like Mr. Downing, never wanted the city to have an East Coast culture. They understood that what made Naples what it is today is still her greatest asset. I guess in some way Mr. Downings glass partner was right. Mr. Downing did not make it on his own; he made it with a little help from his friends, the good people of Naples the place were glad to say he called home for 57 years. Thanks for the memories, Wes. Those who wish may send remembrances in Mr. Downings name to The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, FL 34102. 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.From a commemorative issue of the Naples Sun Times, Jan. 12, 1984, left to right Don Q. Wynn, Ad Miller, Mamie Tooke, Roy Smith and Wes Downing.
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A woman in Kansas City, Mo., told police in June that the reason she had stabbed her sleepwalking 24-year-old boyfriend in the face was that she feared he would hurt her if she didnt wake him up. (She said the man had also just finished urinating in her closet.) In Britains Chelmsford Crown Court in July, Sultan Al-Sayed, 40, was convicted of peeping under the next stall in a department-store changing room despite his claim that the only reason he placed his face on the floor was to relieve pain from a toothache. Ironies When the tenant failed to pay $87,000 in rent in April and May on two townhouses and a retail property at Trump Plaza in New York City, the landlord did what Donald Trump would surely do: It began eviction proceedings. However, the tenant in this case is Donald Trumps Trump Corp., which leases the space from the current landlord, the Trump Plaza Owners co-op. Said the co-op president: If you dont pay the rent when Donald Trump is your landlord, he comes down on you like a hammer. Well, lo and behold... In July, Mexican authorities accused one of the countrys newer drug cartels, La Familia, of murdering 12 federal agents following a 2007 debut in which it rolled five severed heads into a dance hall in a show of intimidation. According to an April Reuters report, captured documents indicate that La Familia gang members are strictly required to attend regular prayer meetings, to never drink alcohol or take drugs, and to attend classes in ethics and personal improvement. Recurring themesIt should be well-known by now to News of the Weird readers that a DNA test disproving fatherhood will not necessarily relieve a man of child-support obligations. Frank Hatleys case is especially alarming. He was finally released in July in Cook County, Ga., but only after having spent 13 months in jail because he had missed a few payments for another mans child. Hatley had paid conscientiously, albeit incompletely, from 1987-2000, out of meager wages, and continued (even during periods of unemployment and homelessness) for several years after he learned he was not the father. In 2001, a court absolved him of the duty to make future payments, but the state interpreted that ruling as not affecting the overdue amounts from the past, and in 2008 jailed him. Least Competent Criminals Lonnie Meckwood, 29, and Phillip Weeks, 51, were arrested in Kirkwood, N.Y., in June after allegedly robbing the Quickway Convenience Store. Their getaway ended about a mile from the crime scene as their car ran out of gas, even though the Quickway is also a gas station. Hatim Gulamhusein, 48, was arrested at Toronto International Airport in April, suspected of bringing 76 swallowed packets of cocaine into the country as a drug mule, despite a mighty effort to avoid being charged. Mr. Gulamhusein managed to control his bowels so well that it took three weeks for all the packets to pass. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEFetishes on paradeChristopher Bjerkness, 31, was arrested in Duluth, Minn., in July and charged with another episode of breaking into a gym facility and slashing numerous large rubber exercise balls. He had acknowledged a sexual urge to slash that type of ball following a conviction in 2006 for cutting up 70 balls in three incidents at the University of Minnesota Duluth. This time, 40 balls were damaged at a St. Marys/Duluth Clinic West building. Police were told by a psychologist last year, after Mr. Bjerkness abandoned court-ordered therapy, that he continues to be a risk to society. I want my rights Relatives of two British convicted murderers, claiming a breach of privacy under the European Convention on Human Rights, filed lawsuits recently against the Greater Manchester Police over a crime-prevention campaign. Highprofile gangbangers Colin Joyce, 29, and Lee Amos, 32, had been sentenced to long prison terms, and the GMP, trying to turn youths away from gangs, created computer images on billboards of the two men as they might look when they are released, sometime after the year 2040. Their families were outraged. (GMP reported that gang-related shootings are down 92 percent since Joyce and Amos were caught.) Schoolteacher Charlene Schmitz, convicted in February 2008 of using electronic messaging to seduce a 14-year-old student in Leroy, Ala., was fired and is now serving a 10-year prison sentence. However, under Alabama law, she is still entitled to draw her $51,000 salary until all legal issues are concluded, and Ms. Schmitz is both appealing her conviction and suing the school board for firing her. Another aspect of state law requires the settlement of all criminal issues before the lawsuit can even be addressed. The school board, with an already limited budget, must thus pay Ms. Schmitz and her replacement during the process. A Canadian public employees union local had been on strike in Toronto for weeks, causing an otherwise popular public park to fall into disuse because of high grass and lack of maintenance. Fed-up neighbors brought their own mowers to the park and cleaned it up, making it once again a valuable community resource for dog-walking, ball-playing and picnics. Said the local unions president, in July, of the neighbors effort: You could use the word scab.
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After the opening gala, the center of activity for the NIFF will be at the soon-to-open Silverspot luxury cinema at Mercato in North Naples. Screenings, discussion and other activities will take place through Sunday, Nov. 8. The festival will screen full-length feature films, shorts and documentaries from around the world, with a special focus on Southwest Floridas filmmakers. NIFF is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture and support a diverse artistic experience with a creative, cutting-edge festival that showcases the work of independent filmmakers. NIFF intends to benefit the community at large by contributing to film education in Collier and Lee county schools and by collaborating with local artists and arts organizations to enrich the collaborative artistic culture. All local filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films for consideration to be screened during the November festival. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, Sept. 8. For more information, visit www.naplesfilmfest.com. For several weeks last spring and over the summer, Mr. Raddatz and festival board members hosted Thursday-night screenings at Six Degrees Exhibitions at Tin City. Each week, the public was invited to view three or four films under consideration for the festival. Lively discussions followed each showing, and informal votes were taken as to whether the films should be included in the festival. Our Thursday-night screenings were my favorite thing Ive organized in town, Mr. Raddatz says. People came from out of the woodwork to share ideas and insights that were beyond anything I could have imagined. It proved we have strong cultural and intellectual support for art in film here. If you love raw independent film, you will love this festival, he adds. Sure, you can see the blockbusters anywhere, but enjoying a collection of movies that go directly from the writer/producer to a finished film without having to filter through big corporations and stuffy executives can be truly satisfying. Tickets to the opening-night gala at the Phil are $150 for VIP admission and $29 for general admission. For more information, call 775-FILM (3456). PHILFrom page 1American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest chapter will welcome Miami Mayor Manny Diaz as keynote speaker at its annual dinner Saturday, Sept. 12, at the International Design Center in Estero. Elected officials, design, construction and real estate professionals as well as the public are invited. Mr. Diaz received the American Architectural Foundations 2009 Keystone Award in recognition of his leadership in demonstrating the influence of architecture and design to improve lives and transform communities. He is only the third politician to be honored in the history of the award. The AAF cited the mayors commitment to sustainable design and smart growth principles for Miami and for Miami 21, a revolutionary land-use and zoning master plan that incorporates transit-oriented development, increased open spaces and smart growth. Guided by principles of conservancy and sustainability, Mr. Diaz has launched an expansive effort to green the city, erasing decades of environmental neglect. He has also promoted green building throughout the city and has committed to converting the city fleet to hybrid or other fuel-efficient vehicles by 2012. His efforts have earned him recognition by Vanity Fair Magazine as one of North Americas leading environmentally conscious mayors. In 2008 he was named one of Americas Best Leaders by the U.S. News Media Group in association with the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. AIA FlaSW chapter serves more than 200 members in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties. For more information, visit www.aiaflasw.org. Village Day at The Village on Venetian Bay from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, will give kids and parents one last blast of summer before the new school year begins. Representatives from Youth Haven, Collier Countys only emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children, will collect school supplies for residents and clients of its family support services programs. Donations of backpacks, lunch boxes, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks, pens and pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, markers, composition notebooks, rulers and binders will be welcome from 2-4 p.m. near the fountain on the north side of the Village. In addition to live entertainment and fun in and around the center, merchants in the Village will have end-of-summer sales and special offers throughout the day. Venetian Day on the 20th of every month through October celebrates more than 20 years of art and enterprise at the Villages 50 shops and eateries. Miami mayor will address AIA FlaSW dinnerVillage Day includes school supplies for Youth Haven >> What: Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, keynote speaker at the AIA FlaSW annual dinner >> When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 >> Where: The International Design Center, Estero >> Tickets: $50-$60 >> Information & registration: www.aia asw.org if you go VANESSA ROGERS / COURTESY PHOTONaples International Film Festival founders Daniel Linehan, Eric Raddatz and Rowan Samuel.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 HEALTHY LIVINGWere only days away from buses, backpacks and the first days of school. And that means back to sharing germs, especially as the H1N1 influenza virus, commonly referred to as swine flu. The virus has remained active in Southwest Florida. This has led many health experts to speculate that there will be large numbers of local residents affected during our normal flu season later this year. Its important that neither the children nor the parents should be particularly frightened or think that having swine flu means something bad will happen to them, says Nancy Witham, M.D., a pediatrician with Lee Physician Group. Its key to know the factual information and not worry about the flu being worse than reality. When most people get swine flu, they dont typically experience the same thing as the most severe cases which are shown on the news. Dr. Witham also says that medications can be effective against swine flu. Dr. Witham suggests that parents and caregivers visit the American Academy of Pediatrics Web site, www.aap.org, to learn more about H1N1 and for tips on talking to your children about staying healthy this flu season.Getting your child vaccinatedSeveral strategies are known to help prevent the spread of influenza, including widespread vaccination, frequent hand hygiene, coughing into our sleeves and avoiding crowded areas when possible. Unfortunately, the novel H1N1 vaccine may not be available until October or later, says Stephen Streed, system director of infection control for Lee Memorial Health System. We need to be especially diligent with the other prevention strategies to help slow this disease. When the vaccine does become available, everybody should take the vaccine according to the government recommendations. Many parents have already asked BY DANA THIMONS ____________________Special To Florida Weekly Imagine suddenly realizing something is wrong. You cant speak. Your right hand isnt working. Youre a little confused a little dizzy and you cant see quite right. You suddenly have a splitting headache. Would you know what was wrong or what to do? If youre like most people, you probably wouldnt realize you are having a stroke thats because stroke injures the brain. The people around you might not know it either, and its possible you may not be able to dial 911 on your own. Thats why its vital for everyone to know the signs of stroke and how to seek treatment quickly. A stroke can be deadly just like a heart attack and should be taken seriously. When it happens, every minute counts. The longer blood flow is cut off to the brain, the greater the damage. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, more than 700,000 Americans experience a stroke each year, and it is the third leading cause of death. For the record, the symptoms of a stroke are: Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg; Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech; Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; Sudden severe headache with no known cause. The likelihood youll have a stroke depends on your age and race. Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65, and the risk of having a stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55. For African Americans, stroke is more common and more deadly than for any other racial group in the United States. On average, a stroke takes the life of a loved one every three minutes, with seniors most vulnerable. By recognizing symptoms and getting a stroke patient to an expert stroke team quickly, you not only improve the chances of surviving the brain attack but also improve the quality of life after stroke. Speak to your physician about the signs of stroke and if you could possibly be at risk for one. Your physician can perform a physical examination to assure that you are in good health and are not at a higher risk for stroke.Make sure you know the symptoms of a stroke it just may save your life or the life of a loved one. Stroke: Know the signs, act in timeabout the vaccine. All school children are recommended to get the seasonal flu vaccine anyway, so its a good idea to call your childs doctor around Labor Day for more information, Dr. Witham says. The office may be able to give you more information about the swine flu vaccine at this time.Preventing the spread of germsThe symptoms and health effects of swine flu appear to mirror seasonal influenza, and there are some precautionary steps parents can teach their children: Educate your children about hand hygiene and practice good hand washing by using soap and lathering for at least 15 seconds, or using a hand sanitizing gel or spray and following the manufacturers instructions Children should wash their hands before and after lunch or snack time with soap and water or alcohol-based hand cleaners. Encourage children to cough into a tissue or sleeve. Avoid large crowds and enclosed spaces when possible. We continue to recommend the same precautions to the public that we always recommend during the flu season: that everyone should wash their hands frequently, stay home from work or school if they feel ill, and cover their mouths with a tissue or their sleeve if they are coughing, said Dr. Judith Hartner, director of the Lee County Health Department. Parents should be thinking about What parents need to know about swine uBack to school:these precautionary steps as normal hygiene and good basic health care, says Dr. Witham. As a health care provider, I think its important that parents shouldnt think what theyre doing is special or unique to swine flu. These steps will prevent other infections, such as the regular flu, strep throat and other viruses that may arise.Call the doctor if your child displays symptomsIf you or a family member are exhibiting flu-like symptoms fever, cough, headache or fatigue then you should seek medical attention. The first step should be to call your doctor, Dr. Witham says. If you are exhibiting these symptoms and choose to seek medical attention or go out in public, we recommend that you wear a mask and inform the medical staff immediately that you believe you may have the flu, Mr. Streed says. It is also recommended that children stay home from school until they are well enough to return. Just because its back-to-school, doesnt mean its also back-to-germs for your children. Taking proper precautions, plus excellent hand hygiene, may just help your family beat the flu season this year. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AUGUST 20-26, 2009 NEWS A15 The Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County has received a $6,000 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. The grant is designated for therapeutic games, toys, furniture for a counseling room and testing materials for the centers Sexual Abuse Treatment Program. The funding also addresses critical needs due to the centers number of new referrals. The center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children who have been abused or neglected. When families are in crisis, the CAC provides a compassionate and safe place to turn. In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the CAC saw nearly 2,000 new referrals to its various programs. Through collaborative partnerships with Catholic Charities of Collier County and the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, the center has been able to meet the ever-increasing need for services. For more information, call 2638383 or visit www.CACcollier.org. Grant will help center treat Collier children who are victims of abuse KELLY INSPECTION SERVICECGC058908WIND MITIGATION INSPECTIONSYou can save up to 50% on your home owners insurance by having us inspect your home forONLY $95.00. CALL TODAY TO SAVE! (239) 572-2400CGC058908 $ 1 0 o f f $ 1 0 o f f $10 off! OFFER EXPIRES AUGUST 27, 2009. In-store merchandise only. No rainchecks or special orders. Not valid with any other sale or promotion. Regular priced shoes only.OnexPAVILION S hoesThe Community Blood Center, Cruise Naples, Pinchers Crab Shack and Lovers Key Resort are teaming up to Tailgate for Life in Paradise. The blood drive will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 25-26, at Mission Square Plaza on Pine Ridge Road. Limited local blood supplies, coupled with hurricane season and the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, have blood center officials hoping to boost their reserves. All donors will receive a complimentary Cruise-and-Crab package with a gift certificate for a day or sunset cruise aboard the Double Sunshine and an entre at Pinchers. They will be entered into drawings for a 15-person Cruise Naples and Lovers Key Resort Staycation packages. For more information, call 436-5455 or visit www.givebloodcbc.org. Give blood before the Labor Day holiday
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 NEWS A17 Remember mood rings? When you were angry, the stone turned grey or brown; when you were happy, it turned violet. The clever green anole (Anolis carolinensis) can also change color, turning from bright green to brown, tan or gray, depending on temperature, habitat, mood or light. Against light backgrounds or in temperatures over 70 degrees, its usually green. Against a dark background or at lower temperatures, it turns brown. Predators have difficulty seeing this animal because of this natural camouflage. Males also turn green when fighting for a female or territory. The loser then turns brown. (Perhaps Kermit the Frog should be happy being green!)Green anole males are about 8 inches long, and females slightly shorter. Only the females have a white stripe down their back. Both males and females sport a showy pink or cream-colored skin flap under their chin. The animal inflates this dewlap during breeding and territorial displays.Both sexes also do push-ups to appear larger when threatened. You may unknowingly cause this display as you enter an anoles territory. When I inadvertently do this, I feel I should apologize for disturbing this tiny but feisty creature. Green anoles live throughout Florida Anoles can change colors, but theyre no chameleons BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSand range as far north as Tennessee, Arkansas and North Carolina. The slightly larger brown anole (Anolis sagrei sagrei) doesnt like the cold, but has migrated north into most parts of Florida. This non-native anole originated in Cuba. The eggs likely arrived in the United States on imported tropical landscape plants. Brown anoles live on the ground and the lower parts of trees, competing with green anoles. Where both populations exist, the smaller green nnole is forced to higher tree branches. Green anoles lay one to two white eggs every two weeks in tree leaf litter. The hatchlings must find their own tree, usually by climbing to the ground first. But once theyre on the ground, theyre often eaten by brown anoles. As a result, the green anole is declining in areas where both species exist.Domestic cats are another threat to the anoles, as are people who catch them for pets. Neither brown nor green anoles adapt well to handling. The brown anole can be gray, brown or speckled but never green. These males turn black during territorial displays. Their dewlaps are red to orange with a yellow border. All anoles have padded toes with suction cups for gripping, and like all lizards, Take a hike or grab a paddle(and bring bug spray)Although guided canoe tours and hikes have ended for the summer, theres much to discover on your own at Collier-Seminole State Park: >>Rent a canoe Paddle down the Blackwater River through a mangrove forest toward the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy birding, shing (salt water license required) or just a relaxing paddle in this outdoor wonderland. Rentals available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. >>Hike 11 miles of trails Experience pine atwoods, cypress areas and rare royal palm hammocks. One of three trails is interpretative, another allows for off-road biking, and a third has a remote campsite. Be sure to stop to register at the ranger station for the two longer trails and call ahead to reserve the campsite. Trails are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The park also offers picnicking, birding, shing, camping, a boat ramp and a chance to see the historic walking dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 East, eight miles east of Highway 951. Park entrance fee is $4 for up to eight people in a car; there is an additional fee for camping. Call 392-3397 for more information. 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They are larger animals that have impressive collars and are much better at changing colors than anoles. Whether its the crafty green anole or a peeling gumbo limbo tree that excites you, get out into Floridas great outdoors and explore. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at www.collierpets.com. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. >>Dotty is a 1-year-old Dalmatian mix. Shes very sweet and gentle, and would love nothing more than to curl up on the couch with you in her new home. >>Smiley is a 1-year-old red boxer mix who loves water. Shes a playful, fun-loving girl who wants an owner who loves the water, too. >>Boots is a 2-year-old grey and white tiger cat who loves to play hideand-seek. Stacey Huber, DVM*Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer Expires 08/31/09FULL SERVICEHOURS: Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8am 5pm Wed 10am 7pm Saturday 8am Noon By Appt.www.aovethospital.com239.431.79802700 Immokalee Rd, Suite 15, Napleslocated in Uptown Shopping Plaza (corner of Immokalee Rd & Airport Pulling Rd)FREE Initial Health Exam FREEMust present this ad at time of visit, and proof of rabies vaccine or be prepared to have Animal Oasis administer it.said Hansen. But with cats, the why not is that it can kill them. Its not a risk you want to take.Protecting your cat from pyrethroid toxicity is easy. Never use a flea preventive on your cat unless its labeled for use in cats. Read and follow all label directions carefully, especially when it comes to size. Cats come in sizes from 3 pounds to 22 pounds, said Dr. Hansen. Make sure you know your cats weight, and choose the right dosage for your cats size. Make sure you know to the nearest pound by weighing a cat carrier or cardboard box on a bathroom or shipping scale, putting the cat in the holder, reweighing and then subtracting the difference. Weights change, so make sure you dont rely on what your cat weighed the last time he visited the veterinarian. And make sure his next trip isnt because you didnt read the label. Many of the problems with flea-control products could be prevented by following label directions and by not using dog products on cats. Not reading directions may be a point of pride for many people, but when it comes to flea products, its an attitude that can kill a cat. Pet owners need to read and follow the labels on flea and tick products, and to never use dog products on cats, said Dr. Steven Hansen, a veterinary toxi cologist at the ASPCAs Animal Poison Control Center (www.aspca.org/ apcc). Never. Hansens warning is aimed at the class of products known as spot-ons, liquid insecticides that are applied directly to the skin. While theyre normally safe and effective when used as directed, products intended only for use in dogs can cause serious illness or death in cats. Cats are very sensitive to a class of insecticides known as pyrethroids, said Hansen. That includes permethrin, which is a common ingredient in many flea and tick products made for dogs. And in dogs, it has a good record for being safe and effective. But put these products on cats, and it can be very bad, even lethal.That doesnt stop people from using them, and then rushing their pets to the PET TALES Flea-free felines veterinarians when the cat gets sick. Most cats will recover if emergency veterinary treatment is sought immediately, but keeping a cat from the pet ER in the first place is a much better plan. Only around 2 percent of cats treated with feline-approved products according to label directions have an adverse reaction, but that number jumps to 20 percent when instructions arent followed.And its not as if the labels arent clear. Ive met with the EPA and the companies, and weve worked hard to come up with creative ways to make sure people dont miss the message, said Hansen. The product labels say, Do not use on cats. Some of them even have a cat inside a big red circle with a slash. The companies struggle with this, the EPA struggles with it, and we at the Animal Poison Control Center struggle with it. We try to find ways to make it so people cant make mistakes, and they still make mistakes. Part of the problem is that many people assume that risks are the same in animals of the same size, even if theyre different species. If you have a 20-pound dog and a 15-pound cat, and you see three tubes in the container, its easy to say, Why not? BY DR. MARTY BECKER & CHRISTIE KEITH_______________________________Universal Press SyndicateUse special care when choosing and using flea products on cats
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 NEWS A19 HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN SOLAR POWER YOUR HOME & SAVE Up to 30% Rx firstname.lastname@example.org Boundless experiences await the summer traveler. Bound for climes exotic, we go. In and out of wonders we wander, lusting for new sight and sound and taste and smell. Its touch and go, and clearly touched we are by the lust of nomadic necessity. We traipse, meander, stray and roam. We are like plants putting out tendrils that pull us beyond ourselves. Just like the wandering Baudelaire albatross, we spread vastest wings that grounded merely hamper. Such is our summer romance. But wandering, lonely as a cloud, I might find myself in Britt, Iowa. There I might encounter full time wanderers. In that town, in August every year since 1900, there meets the National Hobo Convention. Some in rags, some in tags, and some in velvet gowns: they come. Covered with the moon they are, asleeping in the open, they bring a language and symbols and heritage uniquely theirs. Among the ranks of hobos are some of our greatest verbal artists: John Steinbeck, George Orwell, Eugene ONeill, Jack Kerouac, Jack London, Jack Black. And hobos have composed their own ethical code. The first rule is to decide ones own life, not allowing MUSINGS Wanderlust 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.another to rule over you. Other rules call for respect of nature, law, and all others, particularly children and the vulnerable. There is also injunction to be clean, to help others, and to work well, especially at jobs that no one else wants. H.L. Mencken draws lines of distinction. He defines hobos as wandering workers, different from tramps who wander, but work only when forced to do so, and from bums, who do no work and do not travel. Is home really where the heart is? And what is home and where is hearth? And what is the heart of the matter? Do we go abroad, shaking the dust from our feet, taking with us no extra cloak? Is this the sacred heart? Are we peripatetic philosophers, roaming from particulars to essences? Is this the work? Perhaps we hobos are, in the midst of it all, poete maudit, accursed poets looking at the unfolding life like children with noses pressed against pane glass too thick and too expensive for penetration. We are on earth, among the scornful, albatross exiles hampered in grounded walk by too giant wings. Like heroes on a journey we are unbounded out of common appearances and conceptions. We are on a walkabout. We have gone utterly be yond. This we sing, our pirate ditties, chantings that sound simultaneously, from our one throat, an impossible harmony. The winds lift us, continually depositing us in technicolor lands on the other side of non-existent rainbows. So wonderful it all is. But then, the Sartrean nausea beckons. What is more emetic? Is it the vertiginous boundless, the kaleidoscopic changings of our hobo meander? Or do we vomit more in the face of our fossilized capture by time and space and expectation and prescription? There are more than 100 million homeless worldwide. The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty reports a growing trend in American cities to criminalize homelessness by making it illegal to sleep, eat or sit in public places. And all the while, even in our own safe homes, we still struggle to find a balance between the nauseas of entrapment and vertigo, of fossilization and evaporation. Annihilation comes in matching pairs of smothering and abandonment. In our hobo hearts we all work to be, to be freely comfortable, neither toiling nor spinning, lilies of fields, dancing daffodils, rooted and rootless. This is our true lust: to defy both existence and non-existence. This homeboy homebody, close to home, at home, brings it home this way. On the road there must be syzygy, the sacred meeting, the merger. There must be hieros gamos. There must be apotheosis. In the ever-changing waves of the pirate sea this is the home of homelessness beyond nausea. With you at heart I wander in the wonder of lust that is both unsatiable and fully satisfying. The farthest shore is home here and now. Everywhere I look you kiss my face.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Buy the bookStuart Unsworths customers do just that at Sunshine Booksellers on Marco Island. B2Ladies who lunchWomens Networking of Collier County, and more from the local business scene. B8 & 9 Cottages comingConstruction begins on two new homes in Miromar Lakes. B10 You might have to wade through a lot of negative press, but there are nuggets of positive news to be found these days. For instance, the Naples Greater Chamber of Commerce reports that 30 new members joined in July, up from 20 who joined in June, and way up from the first five months of 2009 and even the last quarter of 2008, when new member levels sunk to an all-time low. Don Neer, who heads up the chambers new member services and retention of current members, is tinkled pink to see this influx. He adds the bulk about 40 percent of those joining are businesses that have been here for some time and are just now considering the Chamber as a way to help grow their operations; the remainder are a mix of brand new businesses coming to the area and start-ups by residents who are newly unemployed. Its such a mixed bag now, Mr. Neer says, noting that for years new members were typically just new businesses coming to Naples. He gets leads from the Collier County Tax Collectors office, which sends him a list each month of all the new business licenses. There are hundreds of new businesses on the list every month, he says. As the largest in Southwest Florida with approximately 2,100 members now, the Naples chamber offers great exposure and lots of networking events for a nominal fee. They are seeing us as a modest expense for a lot of value, he says. Members receive a free directory listing on the chamber Web site, whichChambers new membership numbers could be a good sign for all POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS email@example.com SEE POWER POINTS, B7 NEERRecession trickles down to repo man Repo men experienced their own bubble in 2008 in some cases doubling the number of cars they took back for car lots, banks or large corporations that financed them as more people failed to meet payment deadlines. Now, that pace appears to be slowing to pre-recession days and for others coming to a dead halt. In Southwest Florida, where repo man William Glover has since 1997 slipped vehicles right out of debtors driveways, in the rain, at night, from work-place parking lots or wherever he can track them down, business is off 80 percent from last year. Its gone down the toilet, he said. In 2007, he was repossessing 50 cars per week on average; in 2008, 100 cars per week. Hes down to about 20 per week this summer. But those numbers are difficult to confirm in an industry that is largely unregulated, according to a report last year in USA Today. Repo men in Southwest Florida must be licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture. But law enforcement agencies in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties say they dont keep complete lists of repossessions. Financing companies also keep a lid on what they say about repossessions. Giants like GMAC financial services and Ford Motor Credit claim they used repo mens services about the same this year, last year, and for many years before that. According to their numbers, about 2.5 to 3.5 percent of the vehicles they finance are repossessed. Historically, we have not provided any information on local credit performance, was an e-mailed response from Fort Motor Credit. And five repossession agencies last week in Southwest Florida were unwilling to discuss their business with a reporter. Some said it would compromise the expensive insurance policies they must hold in a high-risk business. Mr. Glover, who has before allowed newspaper and television reporters to ride along with him, was the sole exception to that rule in spite of his own policy which insures the cars he repossesses and his lot for $3 million. He did decline to reveal the names of finance companies that hire him. A 49-year-old ex-U.S. Army helicopter pilot with the looks of a bedraggled Santa Claus, it usually takes Mr. Glover and a helper a grand total of 10 seconds to hook a car up to an unmarked tow truck and be gone. In some cases, he can just get in and drive away. Thats because Mr. Glovers firm, the Richardson BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.com SEE REPO, B8 Its gone down the toilet. repo man William GloverEVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYRepo man William Glover inspects a repossessed automobile at his lot in Fort Myers. Repossessions are down this year from a record in 2008.
In 1993, the American Booksellers Association roster included 4,700 independent bookshops. By April 2009, the number was down to 1,400. Scores of smaller cities and towns no longer have independent booksellers. Many long-lived bookstores in major cities now exist only in memory: The Couth Buzzard in Seattle, Gotham Book Mart in Manhattan and Codys in Berkeley, Calif., all have closed, as has Wahrenbrocks, a San Diego institution for more than 70 years. Earlier this year, Mina Hemingways Florida Bookstore, the last of its kind in Naples (handling both new and used books), vanished. Wickham Books South, which deals exclusively in used books, maintains a presence in the Treasure Island antique mall, but is primarily an Internet business. Remainder shops in outlet malls dont count. Stuart Unsworth knows the downward trend is deep and ongoing. He and his wife, Theresa, own and operate two branches of Sunshine Booksellers on Marco Island. After working in Londons financial district for more than 20 years, the Unsworths needed a change. They had vacationed in the Naples area for many years and came back to buy the bookstores in January 2006. Given the hard times facing the book industry, and especially independent booksellers, the Unsworths effort may seem quixotic. Yet, there they are, perhaps the last independent bookseller standing in Collier County, looking for ways to survive and to grow. Each branch of Sunshine Booksellers provides products and services beyond just books. The northerly store, at 1000 N. Collier Blvd., includes a FedEx packaging and shipping service. The larger store, at 677 S. Collier Blvd., houses a branch U.S. Post Office. Both stores mix bestsellers, Florida-focused volumes, cookbooks, and childrens books along with an assortment of general interest titles. Our clientele is generally highly educated, Mr. Unsworth says. Customers who are vacationing, he adds, generally prefer Florida books, and both fiction and nonfiction beach reads. The Sunshine stores also carry inexpensive gift items and, indeed, whatever can bring additional income: Marcospecific souvenirs, designs featuring shells and palm trees, and goods associated with beach going. The Unsworths enjoy developing personal relationships with their customers, to whom they gladly offer expertly tailored advice about books, gifts and enjoying Marco Island. As independent, versatile, hands-on owners, they have learned to be good listeners. Our buying is not driven by a corporate office, so we can buy what we know our customers actually want, Mr. Unsworth explains. Booksellers generally purchase titles from book distributors, but Mr. Unsworth prefers to buy directly from publishers. Publishers offer better terms, and we benefit in other ways from such a direct business relationship, he says. He also sees his decision as part of an industry trend. The Unsworths are pleased that their south branch is in the shadow of a new luxury timeshare, Crystal Shores by Marriot. Anticipating that the turnover of short-term vacationers will bring additional business, they are planning to add food and beverage service at that location. They also know that book signings are an important part of bookstore culture. When they can meet the author, hear a presentation about the book, and get the book autographed, people tend to buy. In the past, Sunshine Booksellers has hosted signings with regional authors including Kristy Kiernan, Sara Williams, Karna Small Bodman and Marco resident Tom Williams. They did an off-site signing for Karen Harper, and another is coming up for Lisa Unger. Best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd is coming in February for a book signing and discussion. Not only do the Unsworths delight in recommending titles and helping to promote local authors, but they also delight in reading. We both have a passion for reading books, says Stuart, adding Theresa likes autobiographies and is reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He enjoys political thrillers, detective novels, self-help books, New Age and alternative therapies and is about to finish David Baldaccis First Family. What makes Mr. Unsworth happy? When new customers come in to Sunshine Booksellers who have been recommended by regular, local customers and say, We were told to avoid suchand-such and to visit the Unsworths stores. And what makes him mad? Having someone drop in to ask directions to the nearest Barnes & Noble. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 BY PHILIP K. 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Client: So I made a lot of money? Advisor: Well, not exactly. Actually, you lost money but your relative performance was great! To most, this would be double-talk but, in the world of investments, it is quite legitimate and accurate. The investor is talking in absolute terms while the advisor is speaking in relative terms. Most investors understand what investment performance means: how well your portfolio performed. What most investors do not understand is what is meant by the terms relative performance versus absolute performance or how it applies to them and to their portfolios or mutual fund holdings. Starting at square one, every investment or mutual fund manager (and everyone managing their own account) identifies a goal. This is done before anything else or at least should be done. You dont get into a car and just start driving; you get into a car with a destination and a route to get there a game plan. In investing, there are myriad game plans but there are two that dominate. Relative or absolute investment performance: You chooseThe first, and most common, is to target specific returns (capital gain or income) of x dollars per year or x percentage return per year. It is an absolute goal. Because the goal is specific in dollar or percentage terms, results are judgedbased on that criteria and not whether the portfolio outperformed market averages or a neighbors investment results. Much of middle America and most retirees focus on absolute results because they are budget sensitive; they need cash each month or each quarter to cover their expenses. In the world of absolutes, the asset most often chosen to meet goals is a fixed income instrument ranging from risk-free U.S. Treasuries to minimal risk (bank CDs) to guaranteed interest rate annuities. A goal of absolute performance can be set with equities but, given historical volatility and most recent extreme volatility, equities are less frequently chosen. And if chosen, equities are managed in such a way that there are sales when upside (profit) targets are met and are sales if downside (loss) thresholds are crossed. Simply put, Joe and Sue have $500,000 in assets to invest. They need a $35,000 increase in value (whether gain or income) from these assets. Since they absolutely need this income, they structure their portfolio so that they have the bulk in bonds and CDs and a portion in equities, invested in dividend paying stocks. Now, the portfolio may not ultimately achieve their goals, but they constructed it with specific profits/income in mind. The second game plan is to outperform various investment benchmarks. It is a relative goal. In the world of relative performance (and by the way, this is by and large the mind set of most mutual fund managers), specific increases in value/ dollar amounts are not targeted. Surprising to some but true. The goal is to outperform the relevant benchmark. For instance, a manager of a mutual fund consisting of large caps stocks (stocks of companies that are very, very big) has a goal to outperform the S&P 500. The manager is not concerned with performance relative to small cap stock indices or foreign stocks. The fund is sold on the basis, If you want to invest in large caps, look at our fund as an alternative to an S&P index. Now, no one is supposed to be buying investments based on historical performance; the past is not an indication of future results. But the truth is that is exactly what people consider most important. Investors want to know how well a manager did in the past compared to just buying an index. People seek performance better than the index. Why? Because, if the index does better, then they will just buy the index and not sort through all different types of funds and managers. In the world of relatives, a manager can claim great performance and still have lost money. How? For instance, if the market or benchmark index drops 25 percent but your fund has dropped only 10 percent, well, by-gosh-by-golly, the fund has hugely outperformed. So it T o a g o b JeannetteSHOWALTER firstname.lastname@example.org is really not financial double-talk when you are told you did really, really well in your portfolio, but, alas, you lost money. For the absolute return investor needing, for instance, a 7 percent return, this relative outperformance is of no comfort; there was a loss. In a different market environment, the same investor might be exceedingly happy with a 12 percent return even though the markets return was 25 percent. Can you combine the two and get a combo deal? Sure, there are many ways to accomplish such. One way is to create a portfolio of stocks that you expect to outperform, collect their dividends and sell call options against the stock. Named a covered call. 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David and Lee Ann Lester, owners of the Bonita Springs-based International Fine Art Expositions, have taken over the marketing and organizing of the 37-year-old London International Fine Art Fair at Olympia. The Lesters organize art fairs in Palm Beach and Miami, as well as aboard the megayacht SeaFair. The London International Fine Art Fair at Olympia will be held June 4, 2010.Jennifer Wenke of Lutgert Insurance received the Distinguished Service Award at the Florida Association of Health Underwriters recent annual meeting in Orlando. The award honors FAHU members who have performed special service at the local or state level over the past year. Ms. Wenke was recognized for her contributions as secretary of the association board of directors. 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A series of programs on social media presented by The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce continues with Part 2: Facebook from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at chamber headquarters. Subsequent programs will take place Sept. 8 (Part 3: Twitter) and Oct. 13 (Creating Movement: Now What Do You Do?). Sessions are conducted by Cyndee Woolley of C2 Communications. Cost is $15 each. Register at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Collier Building Industry Association Lunch n Learn Series for members takes place from noon to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at CBIA headquarters, 4779 Enterprise Ave. Coming up Sept. 2: Understanding and Leveraging IT. Call 436-6100 for more information. 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. Visit www. naplesgroup.net for more information. 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. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month (next meeting Sept. 11) from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Cost for members is $5 in advance, $10 at the door; non-members pay $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 BUSINESS B7 Detective Agency, owns a computerized key cutter available to licensed repo men or recovery agents. It can produce keys for many models of cars if the financial company supplies him with the correct code. Using the machine is expensive and adds to his average fee of $300 per car he repossesses. Experiencing hard times Richardson Detective Agency is one of the oldest repossession businesses in the region, having been around for 35 years. The original owner did personal investigations, but Mr. Glover only does repossessions because its more lucrative. He bought the business in 1997 with his brother and two sisters. Last year he had 14 employees but is now down to six all family members because times are tight. They still maintain four tow trucks, which have cost him $28,095 so far this year in maintenance costs; because of the slowdown, that means hes on pace to spend less than last years $90,000 maintaining the fleet. Business has been so slow that Mr. Glover has had to put up his home, which is paid off, as collateral for loans. Ive had to borrow money against my house, Mr. Glover said, with an entertaining profane flourish. He uses it with just as much relish when telling tales of his years as a New York City taxi driver in the 1980s. Once, he was shot in the thigh and in another episode cut with a butterfly knife and booted in the jaw by a woman in a drunken stupor. Mr. Glover says hes also written six novels. Some are about working for the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot and transporting small nuclear bombs. Although times are tough for his repo business, hes not about to give up Richardson Detective Agency. Ill hawk my house, he said. Ill run this to the end.Where the cars goThe lot where they take the cars and run the business out of a beaten-up trailer surrounded by plenty of foliage an intentional decision so as not to draw attention to the location is in Lee County. But they will reposesses cars, trucks, heavy machinery, boats, and occasionally other items within a 75-mile radius. Mr. Glover has mostly avoided the repo mans work hazard: confrontations with debtors who cannot or will not pay for the vehicles that Mr. Glover comes to take. In fact, hes legally obligated not to breach the peace and says he isnt allowed to carry a gun. Im not paid to take that risk, he said. Hell put the matter directly in the hands of the court system if that happens rather than risk violence. Still, staying safe in the repossession business takes some doing and, if he personally hasnt taken any lumps, the dents on the sides of his tow trucks (people trying to escape in their cars), the bashed-in gate at the entrance to his repo lot in Fort Myers, and the chunks missing off the side of the double-wide trailer home that houses his offices are proof that some people really dont like this guy. To counteract some of that ill will, Mr. Glover stays scruffy looking. I look like something the cat dragged in, he says. Typically I look like somebody that doesnt care. And I know nothing of the personal situation. Im here to pick up this truck, this motorcycle, this jet ski, this boat, this construction equipment. Anything with a loan against it. Ive done palm trees; Ive done coffee pots. He also gets the cars mostly out of work parking lots during the day to avoid a scene. Hes never been attacked, although some of his employees have a few have even been shot at. One guy came out stark naked and busted the headlights and drivers side window (out of the car being repossessed) as the (repo man) was towing it away, he said. Weve had half a dozen people on the (tow) truck, with the vehicle already attached, attempt to drive the truck off the tow truck when its already four feet in the air. Weve had several individuals assaulted with bats. In some ways, its a life of looking over his shoulder. Mr. Glover doesnt like to go shopping at large department stores and doesnt enjoy meals out very often. When youre working for some ridiculous wage plus tips, whos got a likelihood of not paying their bills? Mr. Glover asked. People in the service industry. His advice for people getting their vehicle towed: let it happen. But as soon as it does, do whatever you have to get current on the payments. Otherwise, it will likely be sold at auction for a fraction of what you still owe and youll be charged the difference. posted 700,000 visits last year; display space in the welcome center and exposure in the monthly magazine Business Currents. Members also have access to numerous events for networking and educational purposes. They can host or simply attend Business After Five, Accelerated Networking and Wake Up Naples meetings. The Capital Grille at Mercato, for example, just hosted a sold-out Business After Five event. As Mr. Neer continues to sign up new members, he urges them to participate in all the chamber has to offer. Dont just fill out an application, hand me a check and think customers will come flooding through your doors because youre a chamber member, he says. You are only going to get out of it what you put into it. In all, the chamber puts on more than 130 events annually for members. Its biggest event, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Trade Show 2009, is happening from 3-7 p.m. today at Edison State College. Even though businesses have had to close their doors during this recession, Mr. Neer hoeps the increase hes seeing in new members is a sign that the economy is starting to turn around. Alhough August started a bit slow, he says, things have picked up and he expects the chamber could see its third consecutive good month. The newest chamber members are: American Airboat Tours, Blue Martini, City I Center, Cleaning Connection, Collier CPR and Safety Training, Cote DAzur, David Scott Madwar MDPA, Davidson and Nick CPAs, Dax Enterprises, Entrust Freedom, FDG Communication & Services, G.B. Handyworks, Glass Doctor SWFL, Global Title Company, Idearc Media, iWannaHelp.net, Just Like Family Home Care, Maxim Heathcare Services, Naples Dock & Marine Service, PACE Center for Girls, Progressive Employer Services, R.E.A.L. Transportation, Solex Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, Specialists in Urology, State Farm Insurance Kelly Richards, State Farm Insurance Pam Adams, Teksoft Ventures, The Fresh Market, The Wigglebutt Inn and White Star Movers of SW Florida. To learn more about the Chamber, visit www.napleschamber.org. REPO MANFrom page 1POWERPOINTS From page 1 COURTESY PHOTOWilliam Glover in his office by case files for reposession Owners of small businesses that have overcome adversity are invited to apply for the 15th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award. Oswald Trippe and Company Inc. coordinates and sponsor the program to recognize successful small businesses and share their stories as models for other entrepreneurs. Award winners use stamina, creativity and hard work to meet challenges head on, overcome adversity and vault financial hurdles. The competition is open to for-profit companies that have operated under the same ownership for at least three years, that have a principal office in Collier, Lee or Charlotte county, and that employ five to 400 people. The 2009 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award winner will be recognized during a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 5, at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. Recent winners who have demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit and viewed obstacles as opportunities are: The Indigo Room (2008); LeeSar Healthtrust Partners and Media Vista Corp. (2007); Fox Electronics and Mikkelsens Pastry Shop (2006); Congress Jewelers and Island Caf (2005); Arturos Ristorante Italiano and Invest SW Title Services (2004); Clean Air & Allied Supply and Priority Marketing (2003); The Thomas Riley Artisans Guild and Christ Centered Book and Music (2002); and Gulf Coast Printing Services and Ark Naturals Products for Pets (2001). Deadline for submissions for the 2009 award is Monday, Sept. 14. Business owners may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else, and help is available to draft applications. For information and applications, contact Stacey Mercado at 433-7189 or smercado@otc1. com. Blue Chip award honors businesses that overcome adversityTed Todd agency commendedThe Ted Todd Insurance Agency has earned Allstate Insurance Companys Premier Service Agency designation. The agency has more than 30 licensed professionals providing home, auto, business, commercial, retirement and life insurance products at six regional offices throughout Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties.Earthcare adds to its servicesEarthcare Landscape Services announces it us now licensed for irrigation installation, repair and maintenance. The company has been providing landscaping and lawn maintenance services in Collier County for 18 years.DeAngelis Diamond projects under wayDeAngelis Diamond Construction Inc. has started construction on a 17,500-square-foot Ethan Allen retail store at Coconut Point in Estero. It will be the 17th Florida store for the home furnishings and interior design firm. DeAngelis Diamond Construction is also building the 4,000-square-foot Vitamin Shoppe adjacent to the Ethan Allan store at Coconut Point.ARA expansion completeGulfcoast Consulting Group Inc. has completed the expansion project for American Renal Associates Inc. at 4529 Executive Drive in Naples. ARA is one of the largest dialysis providers in the United States. The expansion project, with Moore & Spence Architects P.A. as the architect, included four new treatment stations and two new patient training rooms. BUSINESS BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOAmerican Renal Associates in Naples
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 NETWORKING Bonita Springs Area Chamber of CommerceBusiness After Hours at Buca di Beppo in NaplesDonna Di Martino and Dawn Lutz Jerry Kumin, Randy Stanek, Laurie Beste and Rich Walker Joe Chirichella and Eddie Romero Randi Davis, Linda Davis, Marcia Fox and Janet Den Hartog Errol Clark and Terri Waring Kori Gowan and Amy Sowder Ryan Uhler, Pat Vavrik and Tiffany Esposito See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 BUSINESS B9 Womens Networking of Collier CountyAugust luncheon meeting at the Collier Athletic ClubNancy Dalaskey and Patty Armstrong Samia Markhart, Ramia Macdonald, Wendy Ihrig, Patty Armstrong and Celinda Freeman Amy Bright, Silvia Dillon and Lynn Gray Marie Jackson and Dellene Hasen Rosalie Rhodes, Pat Kazor and Barb Schiering Laurie Leppo and Marjorie Ziff-Levine Dr. Nadia Kazim, Pam Lazarto and Betty Ann MighellNETWORKING See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
B10 REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSummer means buy now for those seeking homesSummer home sales continued with a strong performance in July, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Overall, this is shaping up to be one of our best summers; interest is extending past the traditional buying season, says Mike Hughes, vice president of Downing-Frye Realty. Statistics compiled by NABOR show overall home sales increased 67 percent and inventory decreased 12 percent in July 2009 compared to July 2008, a positive sign that the buy now message is being heard. Every geographic area experienced an increase in both pending and closed sales, which is encouraging when looking at the bigger picture in Southwest Florida, says Tom Bringardner, president of Premier Properties. Pending sales for properties under $300,000 saw a 165 percent increase, with 682 pending sales in July 2009 compared to 257 in July 2008. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLifes a beach in Costa Amalfi at Miromar LakesThe first two home sites have been sold and construction has commenced in Costa Amalfi, the newest waterfront neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Mark and Carolyn Ain, who have owned a coach home in Miromar Lakes for three years, felt a larger home was needed to accommodate their six children who frequently visit. Distinctive Communities is building their new Costa Amalfi home. We travel back and forth from our home in Massachusetts during the winter months, and the proximity to the airport here makes it easy, Mr. Ain says about the couples decision to stay in Miromar Lakes. We can be passing through the security checkpoint at Southwest Florida International Airport only 15 minutes after leaving our garage. New Jersey buyers Carol and Len Szkotak fell in love with the private beach and the view at Costa Amalfi and are having a custom home built by Michelangelo Homes. Michelangelo Homes four floor plans in Costa Amalfi range from 1,860 square feet to 3,284 air-conditioned square feet, with An artists rendering shows the new beach cottage-style homes available in Costa Amalfi at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. The first two home sites have been sold and construction has commenced.Ken Thirtyacre has been named president of Toll Brothers Florida Central Division headquartered in Orlando. As such, he will be responsible for all land acquisition, land planning, project management, construction, marketing and sales in the division. Mr. Thirtyacre has been president of Toll Brothers Florida West Division, which include Collier and Lee counties, and will continue to serve in that capacity as well. He began his career with Toll Brothers 10 years ago as a construction manager and over the years has worked as assistant project manager, project manager, senior project manager, assistant vice president, vice president and senior vice president. Prior to joining the company, he was vice president of construction for Wyman Stokes Builder.Robyn Bonaquist of B-Squared Advertising has been named as a judge for the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Associations 2009 Obie Awards. The Greater Atlanta HBA is a 2,000-member, not-for-profit association and the fourth largest local homebuilders association in the nation. Its OBIE Awards feature more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories. B-Squared Advertising has received numerous industry-related awards, including Excel Awards from the Southeast Builders Conference and Sand Dollar Awards from the Collier Building Industry Association. The agencys clients include local, regional and national accounts in the businesses of real estate and development and custom home building.Robert Schuerman, construction administrator for Gora/McGahey Architects, recently served as a judge for the Masonry Association of Florida annual awards competition. The program honors the workmanship and ingenuity of mason contractors and architects and engineers who build with masonry. Mr. Schuerman joined GMA in 2004 and has 38 years of construction industry experience. He has been the GMA construction administrator for Bonita Springs City Hall and for clubhouses at The Quarry in Naples, among others. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS COURTESY RENDERING THIRTYACRE MARK AIN CAROLYN AIN BONAQUIST SCHUERMAN SEE SUMMER, B11 up to four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Distinctive Communities Inc. offers two floor plans with a choice between 1,897 square feet or 2,557 square feet and up to three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Both builders offer numerous exterior and interior custom details. Only 14 home sites remain, featuring frontage along a wide stretch of private white sandy beach. Southwest views from most sites sweep across 250-acre Lake Como, which adjoins 450-acre Lake Maggiore. Costa Amalfi will have neighborhood boat slips available. Waterfront packages including home and home site are priced from the low $800,000s. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has more than 700 acres of contiguous aquamarine freshwater lakes, three miles of private, white sandy beach and championship golf, along with a 39,000-square-foot Beach Club. Residential options in the community include beach and waterfront homes, grand estates, luxury villas and coach homes priced from the mid-$200,000s to more than $6 million. For more information, contact the sales center at 425-2340 or visit www.MiromarLakes.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AUGUST 20-26, 2009 REAL ESTATE B11 WATERFRONTSUMMER SALE$253,900 2 BED + DEN + 2 BATHLARGE BALCONY WATERVIEW2,035 SQ. FT. TOTAL Directions from I-75, take exit 138 west onto Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Make a right turn onto Monroe Street, followed by a quick left onto Main Street. Merge onto US 41 North. After crossing the bridge, make a left onto Hancock Bridge Parkway.Limited time offer. Prices subject to change. See agent for details.NorthStarYachtClub.com | Sales Center & Models Open Daily239.995.82003420 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 Hurry, when theyre gone, theyre gone.One new residence (406E) is only $253,900! Other 2 bed + den + 2 bath are only $356,000. Penthouses from $629,900. All in Fort Myers best waterfront community with unsurpassed views and location. Plus, quality finishes and unending, resort-style amenities you simply wont find elsewhere. Yacht ClubNorth StarLegendary waterfront living. 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 SUMMERFrom page B10The NABOR report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation. It also includes an overall market summary. The statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall, pending sales saw a 121 percent increase with 924 in July 2009 compared to 419 in July 2008. Single-family pending sales increased 117 percent with 543 in July 2009 compared to 250 in July 2008. Condo sales increased 61 percent with 283 in July 2009 compared to 176 in July 2008. The average days on the market decreased 13 percent to 166 compared to 191 in July 2008. Activity in condo sales increased in July 2009, with overall condo pending sales up 125 percent. The $2 million-plus category increased 33 percent from July 2008 compared to July 2009. To view the entire report, go to www. Naplesarea.com. Forty-one luxury terrace condominiums under construction at Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club will be ready for occupancy Dec. 1. Lennar Homes is building the residences with top model upgrades in its gated community off Immokalee Road. Matt Devereaux, director of sales for Lennars Southwest Florida Divi-Heritage Bay condos start at less than $150,000sion, said the twoand three-bedroom condominiums with 2 baths begin at less than $150,000 and include golf membership at the Heritage Bay Golf Club. The clubs 27-hole championship course was designed by Gordie Lewis. Model upgrades in the homes include stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets, Corian countertops and 18-inch tile floors. Heritage Bay also offers a two-story clubhouse with fine and casual dining, a resort-style swimming pool, seven lighted Har-Tru tennis courts with stadium seating for tournaments, and a fitness area. For more information, call Mr. Devereaux at 278-1177 or visit www. heritagebay.net. Collins & DuPont Interior Design won three Aurora Awards and one Grand Aurora Award at the recent Southeastern Builders Conference. Collins and DuPont were presented with the following: An Aurora Award in the Interior Detailing category for a private residence in Mediterra in North Naples, designed by Lana Knapp, built by BCB Homes, Inc. An Aurora Award in the Interior Merchandising category for the Metro Luxe Model at the Strada at Mercato in Naples, designed by Kim Collins, ASID, and Deborah Martinez, Allied ASID, and developed by The Lutgert C ompanies and The Barron Collier Companies. An Aurora Award in the Interior Merchandising category for a private residence in Aqualane Shores in Naples, designed by Kim Collins, ASID, and built by BCB Homes, Inc. A Grand Aurora Award and Aurora Award in the Single Family Detached Home Spec/Model category for the Antica Model in Verona, Mediterra, designed by Sherri DuPont, ASID and built by Harwick Homes. Interior design firm wins Auroras for residential projectsBeadniks has leased 1,447 square feet at 360 12th Ave. S. in Naples from SVM Building LLC. George Atkinson, Doris Taylor and Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples, brokered the transaction. Fifth Avenue Footware by Salvatore Cantone has leased 1,340 square feet of retail space from Minanis Inc. at 659 Fifth Ave. S. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated this 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 & Ellis1st Commercial brokered the transaction. RECENT TRANSACTIONS
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 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM VINEYARDS TERRACINA t432 Terracina Way Estate home on 1.5 lots overlooking double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater, and three gas replaces. $2,199,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809QUAIL CREEK tOver 8,000 SF, all 4 bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular pool with spa, waterfall & slide. Fantastic sights. $2,450,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809ESTATES AT BAY COLONY tAlluring signature home. Thoughtfully designed, ve bedrooms, ve full and two half baths. Brazilian cherry wood. $4,450,000 | Leah D. Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899TIBURON ESCADA tThree master bedroom suites, 2 guest rooms with adjoining baths. Gym, home theater, elevator. Golf course views. A Christies Great Estates Property. $5,600,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 TIBURON VENTANA t#PH502 Furnished penthouse southwest views of preserve & golf course, 3 BRs, den, wraparound balcony, wood & tile oors. $1,175,000 | Kathryn Tout/Beverley Dale | 250-3583VINEYARDS tLakefront views, a 1,500 SF covered lanai w/heated pool/spa and kitchen. Southeast exposure. Seller will consider trade. $1,299,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498KENSINGTON t5212 Old Gallows Way Expansive golf views. Large pool, lanai, three bedroom plus den and 3.5 bath. Guard-gated entry, golf equity membership. $1,475,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB tExquisitely appointed 4BR+den/3.5BA custom built home. Separate casita, heated pool, spa, wide golf course views. $1,799,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES tStunning lakefront home. Completely remodeled. Lake views. Vaulted ceilings, chefs custom kitchen. Pool/spa. $849,000 | Dina L. Moon | 370-1252WYNDEMERE VILLAGES tBeautiful home with gorgeous tile oors, crown mouldings, & coffered ceilings. Fabulous lake & golf course view. $895,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126OLDE CYPRESS tMediterranean inspired courtyard home features tile/wood ooring, heated pool, & outdoor bar. Golf, tennis & more. $995,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411VINEYARDS TERRACINA tWonderful estate home 4BRs, den, 4.5BAs and golf course views from screened lanai w/heated pool/spa. Three-car garage. $999,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLDE CYPRESS SANTA ROSA tLong lake and golf course view from this four bedroom, 4.5 bath. Tropically landscaped pool area. Tasteful furnishings. $725,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921OLDE CYPRESS STRADA BELLA tGolf course view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Turnkey furnished. $750,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921TIBURON CASTILLO IV t#103 Gorgeous preserve views and many upgrades. Faux finishes, granite counters. Hand-scraped hickory flooring. $774,900 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809KENSINGTON KENSINGTON PARK tUpdated villa offers great room with gas replace, formal dining, three bedrooms and den. Renovated master bath with marble. $840,000 | Mary Morris | 784-8599 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK tCustom built executive home. Volume ceilings, gourmet kitchen, heated pool & hot tub, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3-car garage. $629,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080VINEYARDS ARBOR GLEN tPrivate lake views by the heated pool with large pavered lanai. Four bedrooms and oversized family room. $695,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170OLDE CYPRESS tBeautifully landscaped! Impeccably maintained three bedroom plus den Rutenberg home. 2,738 SF A/C, and a 3-car garage. $699,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB tCheerful 4BR villa with heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, golf course & lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub. $725,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 OLDE CYPRESS tUpgraded 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath Rutenberg home. Brick paved pool/spa, preserve views. Woodburning replace. $579,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921WYNDEMERE PRESERVE tGorgeous lake and golf course views. Large living room, family room with replace. Membership required. $595,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126VINEYARDS CAMELOT PARK tA quiet enclave of 35 single-family homes. Quality built 3BR+den Arthur Rutenberg pool home overlooking fairways. $595,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES tA private oasis lagoon pool, lush landscaping on acre. Split-plan 3BR+den, huge kitchen and formal dining room. $499,900 | Fred Alter | 269-4123WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES tGreat views of the golf course. Two-story home offers 2 master bedrooms with 3rd bedroom used as a den. $499,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126WYNDEMERE PRESERVE tLong lake/golf course views. Attached 3 BR + family room villa, heated pool. Original owner. Membership required. $525,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126STONEBRIDGE MIDDLEBURG t#203 Golf course view! Upgrades galore, 3 bedrooms, 20 diagonal tile, glassed-in lanai, granite counters. Bundled golf. $545,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 VINEYARDS MONTELENA t#3103 Pristine two-story townhome offers four bedrooms (2 masters), loft, 3.5 baths and attached twocar garage. $450,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411HAMLET 3300 Hamlet Drive #4Southern exposure lake/golf views from this Arthur Rutenberg coach home. Mint condition 2 bedroom plus den.$397,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-555213740 Pondview CircleWonderful expansive homesite with southern exposure. Every amenity available. Build your dream home here.$450,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210CARRINGTON 2395 Harmony LaneFull golf membership included! Two bedroom condominium with views of the green and fairway. Turnkey furnished!$274,900 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980CARRINGTON 2345 Carrington Court #104Amazing opportunity! Two bedroom, 2 bath and a lovely view of the 13th green. Bundled golf membership included.$187,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 VINEYARDS VILLA VERONA tConvenient location. Immaculate, updated 2BR+den single family pool home. Walled-in yard, lush tropical plantings. $315,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 NEW LISTING WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES tCozy cottage with 2BRs+ den, 2BAs, & 2-car garage. Views of golf course. Membership is required for all residences. $350,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN t#202 Turnkey furnished 3 BR w/preserve views. Bundled golf, clubhouse, Har-Tru tennis, pool, spa, and 3 miles to beach. $449,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552COURTSIDE COMMONS 609 Courtside DriveWonderfully updated 3BR/2BA. Social membership required. Fitness center, tennis, and golf memberships available.$219,000 | Ann Marie Shimmer | 825-9020COURTSIDE COMMONS 407 Courtside DriveFurnished, 2 masters, 2 glassed-in balconies, wood burning replace & volume ceilings. Club membership required.$149,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA t26951 Country Club Drive (Sales Center) Breathtaking views over Bay Island Golf Course, Estero Bay and the Gulf. An idyllic community devoted to golf courses, parks, natural areas, marina and more! New construction priced from the $600s. Please call 800-311-3622 OPEN MON-SAT 10-5; SUN 12-5 QUAILWEST WYNDEMERE STONEBRIDGE KENSINGTON STONEBRIDGE SHOREHAM VILLAS tSunset views over fairway & lake. Peaceful villa with a double garage & 10 foot ceilings. Golf membership included. $360,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041WYNDEMERE COMMONS t #303 Furnished 3BR with large tiled lanai overlooks golf/lake. New furniture in living/dining room. Membership required. $290,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 WYNDEMERE COURTSIDE COMMONS tExquisitely appointed garden condominium. Furnished. Glassed-in lanai, split oor plan. Membership required. $260,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 WYNDEMERE COURTSIDE COMMONS tContemporary & dramatic! All new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, slate oors on lanai. Membership required. $285,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 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 GOLFING COMMUNITIES premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM Single Family Homes SERENA 3198 Serenity Court #201Beautifully furnished residence with private elevator. Over 3,000 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths.$829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MALLARDS LANDING 8511 Mallards WayCustom single family home with gas heated screened pool/spa, lake views, open kitchen, diagonal tile and granite.$599,500 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176PEPPER TREE 8575 Pepper Tree WaySingle-family 3 BR home with family room, formal living and dining rooms. Granite countertops, plantation shutters.$499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CRANBERRY CROSSING 9127 Cherry Oaks LanePriced to sell! Beautifully furnished 3 BR home. Award-winning Club & Spa, golf and marina memberships available.$475,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Condominiums/Villas MENAGGIO 9274 Menaggio Court #101Brand new coach home with over 2,900 SF A/C, 3 BRs + den, family room. Large lanai overlooking lake, 2-car garage.$695,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CASCADA 9042 Cascada Way #102Panoramic golf/water views! Three bedroom plus study with coffered ceilings and expanded kitchen.$689,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983VARENNA 9221 Museo Circle #204The best of everything: granite, stainless appliances and tile. Over 3,000 SF under air, and long lake views.$675,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685SERENA 3202 Serenity Court #201Furnished home w/large lanai overlooks lake.Three bedrooms + den, 3 baths, family room & living room, 2-car garage.$499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing #201Lake and golf views. This 3 bedroom plus den is very private with large lanai and 2-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851CARDINAL COVE 4586 Cardinal Cove LaneQuiet and private lake view. Beautifully decorated popular Silverthorne plan. Corner 2 bedroom + den, furnished.$350,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing Court #101Beautiful lake view and golf course view. Immaculate 3BR coach home, 2-car garage. Beautiful decor.$349,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851WHISPER TRACE 8385 Whisper Trace #102Beautifully decorated and furnished former model is light and bright. Attached garage. Steps to the village pool.$229,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Single Family Homes ESTATES 2610 Bulrush LaneRecently remodeled with Appalachian-Piazza maple ooring, new carpet and paint. Land golf course views. Furnished.$1,995,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 Condominiums/Villas ESTUARY 1335 Noble Heron WayExceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero & Dacor appliances. Lake and golf course views.$1,999,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ESTUARY 1326 Noble Heron WayAlmost-new 4,000 SF former model w/Saturnia marble oors, gas replace, vaulted ceilings, & pool/spa. Furnished.$1,895,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424ESTUARY 1306 Noble Heron WayElegant yet comfortable, clean and open oor plan with 3 bedrooms, a den and 3.5 baths. Offered furnished.$1,695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1553 Marsh Wren LaneFormer Dahlia model nished in 2008 w/3BRs + library has wonderful views of a lake/golf, 2,985+ A/C SF, pool/spa.$1,550,000 | Dan Guenther | (239) 261-3148ESTUARY 1369 Noble Heron WayThis 3 bedroom plus study, 3.5 bath villa overlooks lake & fairway. Faux paint, marble ooring. Pool/spa.$1,495,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420TRADITIONS 2325 Residence Circle #202At close to 4,000 SF, this elegant home features a long lake view, marble & wood oors, & library w/cherry doors.$1,450,000 | Jutta Lopez | 571-5339 Lots ESTUARY 1381 Great Egret TrailBoth adjoining lots are developed, so its a great time to design your home & maximize views of golf course & lake.$1,600,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ISLE ROYALE 2121 Canna WayOne of the remaining unbuilt lakefront lots in Grey Oaks. Superb homesite offers outstanding lake and golf views.$1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 GREY OAKS Furnished home with 5 BRs, 6.5 BAs, private elevator, 2-car attached garage plus a 2-car detached garage. Covered lanai. $5,550,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ISLE ROYALE This majestic estate home has ve bedrooms plus den, 6.5 baths, oating staircase, elevator, gas cooking, lake and golf views. $5,675,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTUARY Furnished. Marble and wood oors, wine cellar, media room, lanai, replace, and outdoor kitchen. Lake and golf views. $5,695,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTUARY This exquisite home offers 5 BRs, 5.5 BAs, resort pool area, marble oors, wine room and 7,659 SF under air. Furnished. $6,995,000 | Sam Heitman | 261-3148 FIDDLERS CREEK ISLA DEL SOL Decorated and furnished custom 4 BR, 5.5 BA (includes casita with separate guest quarters) overlooking golf course. $2,990,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851GREY OAKS Estate home with 4 bedrooms, den, loft, 4.5 baths, marble oors, and replace. Gas cooking, outdoor kitchen, pool/spa. $2,995,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTUARY Elegant home with ve bedrooms, private 2-story guest cabana with suites, theatre room surrounded by full bar, library. $4,850,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GREY OAKS ESTUARY Stunning 4 BR + den residence w/lake & golf course views. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen, replace, pool/spa. $5,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS Charming 2-story brick home with lake and golf course views, 3 BRs plus den, 2-sided replace, and full outdoor kitchen. $2,295,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS ESTUARY Spectacular golf course views! Private 4 BR + den villa nished at the highest level. Pool, spa, replace, and outdoor kitchen. $2,395,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678GREY OAKS PALM ISLAND Gracious home with 180 degrees of breathtaking water & golf views from most rooms. Custom design, 4BRs, den/study. $2,490,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678GREY OAKS Former Santa Rosa model furnished in tasteful style. Coffered ceilings, double crown mouldings. Large pool and spa. $2,950,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ESTATES Recently remodeled with Appalachian-Piazza maple ooring, new carpet and paint. Land golf course views. Furnished. $1,995,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800GREY OAKS Custom home overlooking the 18th hole. Corinthian columns, winding staircase, and soaring ceilings. Pool/spa. $1,995,000 | Angie White | 821-6722GREY OAKS ISLA VISTA Lake/golf views. Customized Cadiz oor plan with over 4,800 total SF, 3 bedrooms plus study and summer kitchen. $2,145,000 | Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Stately 2-story 3 bedroom home. Designer ceiling treatments, faux paint, replace, full game room, den, pool/spa. $2,190,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 TWIN EAGLES This residence features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, limestone oors, wide crown mouldings, summer kitchen, loggia, and replace. $1,599,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA Luxury model home, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, ofce. Designer ceilings, crown moulding, pool/spa. Amenities galore! $1,850,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133GREY OAKS VENEZIA Serene setting with pool and spa facing west with golf/lake views. Three bedroom plus den villa with with 3,600 A/C SF. $1,950,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO Innity pool overlooks lake. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths includes casita (1 bedroom/1 bath) plus den & family room. $1,100,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND Brand new custom 3BR + den pool home. Southern golf course views. Never lived in. Award-winning Club and Spa. $1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO Beautifully furnished 3 BR + den home on the creek bordering a preserve. Negative-edge pool/spa. Private boat dock. $1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND New, luxury home with western exposure golf course views, 3BRs plus den, 3.5BAs, 3-car garage, and pool/spa. $950,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176FIDDLERS CREEK CRANBERRY CROSSING Turnkey furnished former model features decorator touches throughout, 3 bedrooms + den. Pool/spa overlooking lake. $990,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTR Y CLUB LESINA #1806 Sky home-180-degree views. Three balconies, 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs. Pool-side pavilion, lap pool, tness & more. $1,100,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS POINT Quiet cul-de-sac, 3,927 SF of living area, ve bedrooms including cabana, four baths, loft. Wide lake views. Pool/spa. $850,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhniga PointeThe perfect Naples life! Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves. Championship golf; only minutes from beaches, shops and dining. Villas from $1,795,000. Estate homes from $2.9 million. Estate homesites from the $795,000. Pleasecall 261-3148 for more information. OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:11-5 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail EastFive miles from downtown Naples. Located adjacent to the 110,000 acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve. A lifestyle, TPC golf course community with coach homes from the $500s, villas from the $800s, grand villas from $1.15 million, executive homes from $2.35 million and estate homes from $4 million. Please call 643-1414 for more information. GREYOAKS FIDDLERS CREEK OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:12-5 FIDDLERS CREEKMAJORCA 8540 Majorca LaneFormer model decorated by Agostinos Design Group and on a oversized corner lot. Three bedroom plus den, 3,200+ A/C SF.$998,500 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133MULBERRY ROW 7630 Mulberry LaneLandscaping surrounds the lanai, waterfall, heated pool/spa, and built-in grill. Three bedrooms plus den, 3 baths.$899,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1580 Marsh Wren LaneGorgeous nishes in this 3 bedroom plus den, 4.5 bath furnished former model overlooking the golf course, lake and clubhouse.$1,595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420SERANO 1065 Borghese Lane #PH-2106Penthouse with breathtaking views in 3 directions, 3 bedrooms, and over 2,500 total SF. Wraparound lanai.$799,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Condominiums/Villas GREYOAKS
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 20-26, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. >$2,000,00019 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA 458 11th Avenue South $2,150,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 8213304 20 VINEYARDS TERRACINA 432 Terracina Way $2,199,000 Premier Properties Julie Rembos 262-6600 21 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio Way $2,995,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$3,000,00022 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 23 PORT ROYAL AREA 3541 Gordon Drive $3,995,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304 and Jeannie McGearty >$4,000,00024 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $4,695,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231>$5,000,00025 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 26 PORT ROYAL 2550 Lantern Lane $5,950,000 Premier Properties Celine Van Arsdale 641-6164>$9,000,000 27 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 24 27 26 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 >$300,0002 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $300s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 3 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT 1575 Clermont Drive #202 $399,000 Premier Properties Pam Hartman 312-415-4058>$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 MOORINGS HARBORSIDE GARDENS 3400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #M6 $419,000 Premier Properties Keith Alexander 250-5156 6 MOORINGS 660 Wedge Drive $499,000 Premier Properties Jan Martindale 896-0360>$500,0007 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $549,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 8 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 9 MEDITERRA CALABRIA 28541 Calabria Court #102 $579,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$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 the $500s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 12 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #11 $625,000 Premier Properties Scott Pearson 282-3000>$900,000 13 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 $995,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 14 OLD NAPLES SPELLBINDER VILLAS OLD NAPLES VILLA 1070 5th Street South $999,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$1,000,00015 KENSINGTON 5212 Old Gallows Way $1,475,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 16 MEDITERRA FELICITA 16496 Felicita Court $1,599,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 17 MEDITERRA MILAN 15429 Milan Way $1,649,900 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 18 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5
THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM GOLFING MEDITERRA MARCELLO 29171 Marcello WayBuild the home of your dreams in this beautiful Marcello neighborhood. This lot features preserve and lake views. $595,000 | Angie White | 821-6722IL TREBBIO 16044 Trebbio WayThis estate size site sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with golf course views. 156x 200 x 125 x 252. $499,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA PADOVA tGracious 4BR plus den furnished home with 7,015 total SF. Stone detail, marble ooring, pool, spa & replace. $3,485,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA RAVELLO tLuxury living with 4 bedrooms plus study. Loggia with summer kitchen and replace. An attached cabana. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA PADOVA tAn extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF, panoramic golf views & is also a certed Florida Green Home. $4,850,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA BENVENUTO tSpectacular Kurtz-built home. Mouldings, niches, and superior nishes. Coffee bar, wine cellar, and replaces! $6,295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO t16024 Trebbio Way Tuscan-style 4BR home with stone ooring, loft & stone replace. Pool/spa overlooking the golf course. Furnished. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA MARCELLO tCustom-built 4 bedroom + den w/oversized bedrooms & large bathrooms for each guest suite. Lanai w/summer kitchen. $2,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA VERONA tCustom-built McGarvey home overlooks preserve. Four bedrooms, family room, den/study, replace, and pool. $3,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266MEDITERRA SAVONA tAn elegant custom-built residence on a private .57 acre lot overlooking the lush fairway. Exquisite architecture. $3,350,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA PADOVA tBetter than new! Four bedrooms plus den. Pristine lake and preserve views. Pool, spa, outdoor kitchen & pond area! $2,190,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO tMagnicent BCB-built estate home on a 3/4 acre golf-view lot. Exquisite nishes, 4BR+den, nearly 5,600 SF A/C. $2,299,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883MEDITERRA CELLINI tCustom-built home with stone and hardwood ooring, media room, large guest suites, replace, lagoon pool/spa. $2,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA VERONA tStunning 4 bedroom, den, 4.5 bath home has private & protected preserve views.Private pool, luxurious master suite. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA MILAN t15429 Milan Way Custom built three bedroom plus den, 3 and one-half bath villa. A tropical screened outdoor living area and loggia. $1,649,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA BELLEZZA tCapri II plan overlooks fairway. Oversized site, expanded pool/spa area. Interior by Collins & Dupont. Furnished. $1,749,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266MEDITERRA BELLEZZA tImmaculate, sun-splashed retreat. Carefully chosen colors and fabrics, appliances and electronics. Furnished. $1,800,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883MEDITERRA AMARONE tFour bedroom plus den with atural light and lake view to preserve. Custom-designed by an interior designer. $1,850,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 MEDITERRA VILLORESI tThis Mediterranean-style 3 bedroom villa is open to glistening lake and outdoor spaces. Courtyard pool and spa. $1,225,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA VILLORESI tGlistening lake views from this 3 bedroom villa. Golf course views. Columns, cherry ooring and granite counters. $1,375,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA MILAN tPanoramic fairway views. Stunning 3 bedroom plus den w/5,036 total SF. Outdoor living, pool, spa & summer kitchen. $1,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA FELICITA t16496 Felicita Court Lakefront furnished home with southern exposure. Floor-to-ceiling sliders open to pool/ spa and outdoor kitchen. $1,599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA PORTA VECCHIO I tDramatic lake and golf course views. Elevator & exquisite nishes. Furnished 3 bedroom plus den residence. $799,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA BRENDISI tBeautifully furnished former model w/granite counters, stainless appliances, large diagonal tile, & faux nishing. $825,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112MEDITERRA VILLORESI tViews beyond open salt water pool/spa. Professional decor, integrated sound system, home generator. A/C garage. $995,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879MEDITERRA VILLORESI tTropical setting w/screened pool, summer kitchen & outdoor bar. Three BRs, 3 BAs and over 2,400 SF of living area. $1,095,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA CALABRIA t28541 Calabria Court #102 Beautiful 3 bedroom plus den furnished coach home. Lake views. Kitchen with granite & stainless steel appliances. $579,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA VERONA tPrivacy plus serenity is afforded on this lot, which overlooks a lake and a natural preserve. $695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II tViews of glistening lake. Open plan, tile ooring and a vibrant color palette. Spacious master has lake views. $729,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 LotsBONITA BAY BONITA BAY CREEKSIDE tCustom built Harwick Home located on the 13th hole. Desirable southern exposure, large pool, and outdoor kitchen. $1,350,000 | Teresa Rucker | 281-2376BONITA BAY IBIS COVE tOn a cul-de-sac, this lake front home provides wonderful views. Spacious lanai featuring heated pool and spa. $1,375,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709BONITA BAY HORIZONS tLuxury tower among lakes, golf course and wildlife. Expansive walls of glass offer breathtaking views from Naples to Sanibel Island. FROM $1,575,000 | Please call 948-4000BONITA BAY SPRING RIDGE tBeautiful golf course home with 4BRs + den, 4BAs, fauxed tray ceilings and double crown moulding. Heated pool/spa. $2,100,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443 BONITA BAY HIDDEN RIVER tLake view, pristine 4 BR/4.5 BA, 3-car garage, expansive lanai & pool area. Many quality upgrades throughout. $1,325,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA tCaptivating Gulf views! Luxurious residential tower, semiprivate elevator vestibules. Upscale nishes. Resident manager, tness center and tropical pool/spa area. FROM $895,000 | Please call 948-4000 BONITA BAY ESPERIA SOUTH tLuxurious high-rise living. Explosive views of Estero Bay, Gulf and golf course. Lagoon-style pool, game rooms and more. FROM $660,000 | Please call 948-4000 BONITA BAY VISTAS tIncredible views; a soaring 25-story luxury Bayfront tower designed with abundant square footage, quality and luxurious appointments. FROM $524,850 | Please call 948-4000
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009WEEK at-a-glance The right whitesWeary of chardonnay and pinot grigio? Surprise your palate and your wallet with lesser-known wines. C26 Signs of seasonSave the dates for these nonprofit galas and other fundraisers. C18-22 Im an alcoholicBroadway Palm presents the story of Bill W. and Doctor Bob. C4 Theyre b-a-a-a-ck!Naples Beach Hotel presents Womens Blues Revue for the 11th time at SummerJazz on the Gulf. C13 Passion for poetry: Write it, read it at open mic nightWould-be wordsmith or accomplished author, a new Naples open mic night aims to appeal to anyone with a passion for poetry, and to grant them a forum to share their works. The first Spoken Word. Verbal Canvas. poetry reading will take place from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Six Degrees Exhibitions, 1100 Sixth Avenue South. A $3 donation is suggested. In addition to providing a place for poets to read their works, organizers hope Spoken Word. Verbal Canvas. will foster the growth of the areas poetry community. Susan Sokol, one of the events organizers, recalls a period in the mid-1990s when she could attend poetry readings in Naples several times a week. The major bookstores held them, she says, and the areas demand for poetry was so strong that some poets were even hired to read at cocktail parties. She also remembers the quality of the work, especially among the areas youngest poets. It was a very exciting time, because you could hear young talent, Ms. Sokol says. The Spoken Word. Verbal Canvas. nights might be a first step to bringing back that local love for poetry at least thats what Nathaniel Elisha Gromalski hopes. A full-time artist, Mr. Gromalski paints and writes. With Ms. Sokol and local poet Tom Burke, he is helping organize the event. The three will be the featured poets at Sundays reading. Like Ms. Sokol, Mr. Gromalski is especially enthusiastic about the chance to hear poetry penned by young writers. Recently, he met an 8-year-old poet who shared some of her works with him. He says her writing was the most profound, in-depth piece of poetry I hadPierPressure SEE POETRY, C7 BY ELIZABETH KELLAR_________________________Special to Florida Weekly SOKOLUTTING INTO THE GULF OF Mexico at the end of 12th Avenue South, the Naples Pier attracts visitors and longtime locals alike for fishing, sunsets, photo ops, star-gazing and dolphin-spotting. The picturesque pier also draws artists, as an exhibit opening Friday, Aug. 21, at Sweet Art Gallery attests. Pier Pressure includes paintings and photographs of the landmark pier, as well as images of other local spots known for their beauty and common appeal. Everyone knows the pier is a mustsee for tourists and a favorite spot for locals to visit again and again, says JSEE PIERS, C7 The Naples Pier inspires an art show and not just because everyone loves itFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF_________________________ >> What: Pier Pressure, an exhibit of works depicting local landmarks >>Where: Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way, North Naples >>When: Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21; exhibit hangs through Sept. 10. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. >> Info: 597-2110 or www.thesweetartgallery. com if you go COURTESY IMAGESTop: Naples Pier Sunset Panorama by Wayne Wilmoth. Above, Naples Pier by A.J. Catalano.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 My name is Bill W., and Im an alcoholic Most peoples lives possess their fair share of drama; an alcoholics contains more than most. Gary Kimble knows this firsthand. A recovering alcoholic, Mr. Kimble directs and stars in Bill W. and Doctor Bob. The play about the men who founded Alcoholics Anonymous opens Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Staged in the Off-Broadway Palm black box venue, the play tells the story of Bill Wilson, a New York stockbroker who lost his money in the crash of 1929, and Bob Smith, an Ohio surgeon. It also tells the story of their wives, Lois Wilson and Anne Smith, who started Al-Anon. When it played Off-Broadway in New York, The New York Times called it an insightful new play and NYTheatre.com dubbed it the sleeper hit of the season. Mr. Kimble saw it four times, and he hastens to assure local audiences that its not preachy or didactic. It absolutely has a wide appeal, he says. Its about two very ordinary people who are drunks, and who discover, or have revealed to them, what to do about their common problem and how to solve it. Its a play about hope and redemption, and transformation, perseverance, not giving up. Ultimately, I suppose, its about faith about how these ordinary people end up doing, by grace and mercy, something extraordinary that changes the world forever In a sense, it ushers in the age of Oprah.Understanding the humorBill W. and Doctor Bob is set during a period in American history not unlike today. In addition to the economic difficulties of the Great Depressions, Mr. Kimble says, There was great despair in the nation, a general lack of hope. And alcohol plagued a large part of the population. Before they knew it was a disease, they thought it was a moral weakness, Mr. Kimble says. In this world of 1935, if you had this problem, you were shunned by your family, quickly locked away into an asylum and forgotten about. And thats how you lived out your days. To admit that you had it brought a great deal of shame and fear. The play, however, is not devoid of humor. Its hilarious, Mr. Kimble says. Its dark, but very funny. Theres a passage in The Big Book of AA, and Im paraphrasing, that people are often jarred by the raucous laughter and conviviality one will find in an AA meeting. (The book explains that) this is common among people who have survived a shipwreck, because they have survived this horrendous thing and they have that as a common bond. Theres great laughter. Someone will talk about a very dark thing, and everyone laughs. Its because everyone identifies, and they feel free from it. It cant hurt them anymore.A whole new audienceBill W. and Doctor Bob is highly unusual fare for the Broadway Palm, which typically stages musicals. Mr. Kimble recalls Tom Prather, cofounder of the family-owned theater, asking him one day if he had heard of the show. Mr. Kimble said yes. Then Mr. Prather said, Do you think we should do it? And Mr. Kimble said yes again. Mr. Prather asked, Who would come? And Mr. Kimble replied, A whole new audience, thats for certain. And while the show hasnt opened yet, thats already proving to be true. Mr. Kimble has been talking it up at various AA meetings, and the theater is selling blocks of tickets for groups of up to 20. And numerous people have called to volunteer their services for the play. A number of people involved in various 12-step programs are involved in the production, and theyre finding a great deal of support for the show, Mr. Kimble says. He acknowledges that not only was the subject matter a risk for the theater, the timing was, too. Theyve never been able to sell a play successfully in late August/September, he says. But Bill W. and Doctor Bob has sold effortlessly, he adds. Groups are coming church groups, educators, therapists, therapists bringing patients. The play, which was written by Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey, is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by AA World Services. After this run, Mr. Kimble would like to take the show to Broadway Palms sister theater in Arizona, and then maybe take it on a small tour of cities around Florida. Were thinking of maybe eventually riding this pony back to New York and opening it in a 99-seat black box theater, he says. It was in a 450-seat theater the last time (it played in New York), and it sold well. But it had an enormous budget for advertising. At the time, he adds, the authors thought there might have been a different way to do it. The Broadway Palms grassroots way of marketing the show is working very well for us, he adds. Instead of doing this through media, were spreading the word through the right community. They plan to donate a portion of ticket proceeds to the YANA Foundation, which stands for You Are Not Alone. Owned by a private nonprofit, its a local clubhouse where approximately 12 meetings take place every day. Thousands of people have gained sobriety through attended YANA meetings, Mr. Kimble says. A lot of young people are remanded there through halfway house programs and court programs, and they wind up getting clean, he says. Its a profound thing to watch. They do great work there. The foundation has the opportunity to purchase land across the street; Mr. Kimble hopes the theater will be able to give them a significant contribution toward the purchase.A close callA familiar face to Broadway Palm audiences, Mr. Kimble just finished playing Capt. Hook and Mr. Darling in Peter Pan, and last season portrayed the sheriff in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Hes toured nationally and internationally and has performed with Paul Lynde, Maxine Andrews, Kitty Carlisle-Hart, Tommy Tune and Mickey Rooney. But he almost didnt make it to rehearsals for Bill W. and Doctor Bob. While visiting family in Ohio, he was in what could have been a fatal car accident. The accelerator stuck, and he crashed into a stationary, half-ton steel-loading bulldozer at 100 mph when he decided to hit the bulldozer rather than crash into other cars filled with people. Mr. Kimble went through the windshield and suffered lacerations to his face, broken ribs and a broken sternum. I am feeling blessed and highly favored, he says. I have some aches and pains. The miracle of this experience is not lost on me. Still, hes recovering so rapidly that hell portray Bill W. as planned, with Scott Moreau playing a younger version of the character in flashbacks. Robert David Springle will play Doctor Bob. Mr. Kimble and Mr. Springle performed together in the award-winning world tour of My Fair Lady, with Mr. Springle playing Pickering to Mr. Kimbles Henry Higgins. Were great old friends, Mr. Kimble says. When I hit bottom I looked like an animal and was living in abject squalor, my heart had stopped, and I was unable to function at all, it was this man who picked me up off the floor and got me to rehab. And when I got out, it was Richard who walked me to AA meetings and sat outside the door so I wouldnt run away. I am very excited to play Bill to his Bob Its a full-circle moment 13 years later to play this role, and direct him. I love him like a brother. Mr. Springle and his wife, Bonnie, nursed Mr. Kimble back to health. Everything I have today I owe to them and to AA, he says. Im very proud to say that I am in recovery and I attend 12-step meetings. They have transformed my life and restored my life to sanity. Mr. Kimble is thrilled to have his personal and professional lives overlap in Bill W. and Doctor Bob. To have these different worlds come together the power of theater, the ministry and entertainment to carry the message of spiritual sobriety and healing in such a direct way, through my art form, just puts me over the moon, he says. It doesnt get any better than that. ERIC RADDATZ/ FLORIDA WEEKLYGary Kimble as Bill W. and Richard David Springle as Dr. Bob at the Off-Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Art imitates life for director, star in Off-Broadway Palm productionBY NANCY STETSON_________________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.com >> Bill W. and Doctor Bob >> When: Aug. 27-Sept. 26 >> Where: The Off-Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. >> Cost: $35 for dinner and show, $20 for show only if you go
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Best bets for this weekend Exhibit opening Pier Pressure at Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way. Opens Friday. 597-2110 or www.thesweetartgallery.com. See story on page C1. Waterside Jazz Enjoy the sounds of James Michael Evans, From Jazz to the Caribbean, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Waterside Shops, 5415 Tamiami Trail N. 598-1605. SummerJazz on the Gulf The Womens Blues Revue plays on the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 7010 p.m. Saturday. Free. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 261-2222. See story page C13. Jazz Masters The Naples Jazz Masters play at 2 p.m. at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Avenue South. 213-3049. Double Feature Two exhibits remain on display at The von Liebig Art Center: Kathy Spaldings The Rookery Bay Continuum and Joel B. McEacherns Conversations with the Light. Friday and Saturday. 262-6517 or www.naplesart. org. Good Vibrations The juried show Color Vibrations continues at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www. marcoislandart.com. This weeks theater Married Alive Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents Married Alive through Sept. 26. Wedding bells are ringing in this 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 presents A Killer Act, a comical production that departs from Fort Myers and whisks passengers back to the golden age of Railroads in the 1940s. 275-8487 or www.semgulf.com. What the Butler Saw Theatre Conspiracy presents What The Butler Saw Aug. 21-Sep. 5 at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. 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. Capri, A Taste of Italy 6 p.m. Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; 6:30 p.m. Saturday: soft rock and country with Symon; 6 p.m. Monday: Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band; Wedneday: Cahlua and Cream. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 938-1342 or www.capriofnaples.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; 6:30-9 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. Pioli: 6-9 p.m. Sunday: Greg Gadoua singer/songwriter playing a variety of live music/ 9118 Strada Place, 239-592-5056/ In Mercato 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 Thursday: Casey on guitae; Friday: acoustic rock with Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Alter Boy at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: Brown Truck at 9:30 p.m.; Sunday: reggae with Spread the Dub! at 9:30 p.m.; Monday: Meagan Rose on the piano from 7-11 p.m.; Tuesday: karaoke at 9 p.m.; Wedneday: Maxi Courtney at 9:30 p.m. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Thursday, Aug. 20 Venetian Day at the Village Enjoy entertainment and special from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Village on Venetian Bay in honor of the centers 20th year. The North Naples Firefighters will sell their calendars to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, and Youth Haven will welcome donations of school supplies for its residents. 403-2204 or www.venetianvillage. com An Evening on Fifth Enjoy live music as you stroll the avenue from 7-10 p.m. 435-3742. Pets in Paradise The Humane Society Naples will have adoptable pets at Tommy Bahama from 6-9 p.m. Get a gift with purchase when you make a donation to the society. 643-1880 or www.hsnaples. org for more information. Photography Exhibit The Southwest Florida Museum of History in Fort Myers hosts an exhibit of historic Florida architecture and American landscape photography by Niki and Clyde Butcher. The exhibit opens with a reception with the artists from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10 per person, reservations required. 3217430. Friday, Aug. 21 Kids Free 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 email@example.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. Rear Window The Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers presents a free showing of Alfred Hitchcocks Rear Window with James Stewart and Grace Kelly beginning at dusk in the courtyard. Popcorn and movie treats provided; coolers not permitted. Lawn chairs suggested. 489-1221. Saturday, Aug. 22 Ha! Ha! Ha! Laugh it up with the Naples Laughter Club from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Lowdermilk Park. Free. 821-1073 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Be Prepared The Boy Scouts hold a recruitment event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Scouts will man stations of fishing, canoe races, volleyball, a sand castle competition and Ultimate Frisbee. The public is welcome. Park entry fees apply. 821-8277. Made in Florida This weeks free screening beginning at 1 p.m. at the Collier County Museum is Cocoon (1985), filmed in St. Petersburg and starring Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy and directed by Ron Howard. 3301 Tamiami Trail East, in the Collier County Government Center. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.org. Cruising for Gummi Join the animal rescue organization Friends of Gummi for a fundraising cruise aboard the Naples Princess beginning at 6 p.m. Onboard entertainment will be by Erica Wagnor and Nate Huffman, two teens who turn back time with their Sonny and Cher act. $100 per person. 248-2599 or 404-6539. Sunday, Aug. 23 Summer Show JoAnn Sanborn is the featured artist at Blue Mangrove Gallery through Aug. 31. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 393-2405. I Do! Brides get in free, and the rest of the party pay $5 each, for the bridal show beginning at 1 p.m. at Germain Area in Estero. 431-7565 or www.germainarena. com Monday, Aug. 24 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 twohour 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. Get Creative Spend An Evening Of Creativity with Patty Kane at Rosen Gallery and Studios and take home a watercolor of your own creation. 6-9 p.m. $30 per person includes all materials and even some refreshments. For reservations, call (312) 277-9880 or e-mail patty@ artbypattykane.com. Tuesday, Aug. 25 Story Time Moms and tots are invited to story time beginning at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5205. Team Trivia Its team trivia night beginning at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Twilight Time Its free family movie at Gulf Coast Town Center. Twilight will begin around sunset. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Wednesday, Aug. 26 Play Date Ages 6 and up are invited to Learning Express to make animals, people and buildings using Wikki Stix. $7 per child. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 594-2525. NAPLES PRINCESS Sunset Cruise, Dinner and Show: $55.95 per personCall (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsNaples Princess Hot! Hot! Hot! Deal Continues! Sounds from guitarist Ron Rutz: Sounds of Sinatra featuring
WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 ever read. It moved me to tears. To participate in the open mic event, attendees will be asked to add their names to a sign-in sheet at the door. The night will begin with readings from the three featured poets. A question and discussion period will follow. After a break, the open mic will begin. Although original works of poetry are preferred, Ms. Sokol says there is no prohibition against reading another poets writings. There will be a time limit on readings, however. All experience levels are encouraged to attend, either to read or simply listen. The only guideline is that the work be poetry, although Ms. Sokol notes all poetry doesnt have a set format. The classical writing styles of poetry are one thing, but we welcome free verse, she says. Open mic night for poets will be held every Sunday at Six Degrees Exhibitions. Mr. Gromalski says he would like to see the evenings be the spearhead for an entire artistic renaissance in Naples one that could affect food, fashion, literature, painting, dance and more. I hope it generates an interest in the arts. Poetry readings are a good fit for Six Degrees Exhibitions, says Dan Linehan, owner of the art studio that recently screened films for the Naples International Film Festival and that has held music and photography events and plans to offer acting seminars. Mr. Linehan describes some of these offerings as perhaps nontraditional for an art studio, but adds, We dont like to rule out any idea thats going to give awareness to the arts here in Naples. We will definitely push the limits, but were very respectful of what has made Naples what it is. For more information about Spoken Word. Verbal Canvas. e-mail Ms. Sokol at email@example.com. gallery owner Dede Sweet. The idea for Pier Pressure is to show how painters and photographers interpret this and other landmark spots around town, each in their own way. The pier was built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock. Narrow-gauge train rails spanning the length of the pier transported people and products in the early 1900s. In fact, the pier was the only point of entry into Naples until 1915, when the oyster shell road between the town and Fort Myers was completed. Today the city-owned pier is purely for pleasure and artistic inspiration. The three featured artists exhibiting in Pier Pressure at Sweet Art Gallery are Michaela Castaldi, A.J. Catalano and Wayne Wilmoth. Other pieces in the show are by Gareth Rockliffe, Jane Ruprecht and Ruth Mueller Taylor. The exhibit opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and will hang through Sept. 10. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is at 2054 Trade Center Way. Call 597-2110 or visit www. thesweetartgallery.com. PIERSFrom page 1POETRYFrom page 1 COURTESY IMAGESAbout the artists and their work, clockwise from left: Photographer Gareth Rockliff, a native of Southport, England, says he enjoys the challenge of catching a shot in camera and using minimal digital manipulation. Ruth Mueller Taylor says her favorite painters are the American Impressionists. Her medium of choice is oil, which she applies with a palette knife or impasto brush strokes. She titled this painting Free Ride. A.J. Catalano has been passionate about photographic art since 1955, when he captured an image of a lone oak tree in New Englad with his Kodak Brownie. Micheala Castaldi retired to Naples from Rhode Island and has since turned a much-loved hobby into a fulledged career. She titled this painting Naples Bayfront.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Diamond DistrictSouthwest Floridas D D D D 239.947.3434 Bonita Springs Bay Crossing Plaza U.S. 41 www. D iamond D istrict USA .com Next to Robb and StuckySend her an instant message how sex changes over the years. The writers do try to modernize things by having a skit about a young couple trying to maintain a long-distance relationship. And they throw a hip-hop tune in the mix when singing about teens. But much more often than it hits the target, this show misses. Among the bright spots: Theres the line, Men are from Mars where there is no intelligent life. And theres the 50-year-old woman unfairly passed over for a promotion who declares, Im too young to retire and too old to suck up to idiots. But one of the funniest lines of the evening didnt get one laugh opening night; a young couple contemplates moving to Fort Myers, and the husband seriously says, I hear its the Paris of the southeast. The musicals most clever moment comes at the very end, when the two ARTS COMMENTARY After seeing Married Alive at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre opening night, I think being buried alive would be a less agonizing way to go. The musical by Sean Grennan and Leah Okimoto looks at the joys and foibles of marriage with two sets of characters: a just-married couple (Kara Farmer and Jeff Ostermueller) and an older pair whove been married for a while (Cheyenne Nelson and Kevin T. Murphy). The show begins and ends on a hopeful note, but theres not much in between to make the idea of matrimony even remotely enticing. Theres little substance and nothing new. Weve seen these situations and heard these jokes many times over already, and the show brings no new slants or insights. Weve all seen the husband sitting slack-jawed in front of the TV, remote in hand, watching sports. Weve all seen the wife who talks so much her husband cant get a word in edgewise. You get the feeling Mr. Grennan and Ms. Okimoto are trying to imitate the highly successful musical I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, but they fall far short. Mr. Grennan, who wrote the book and lyrics, seems to go for the easiest jokes. The lyrics are at best pedestrian, at worst cringe-worthy. His This Game Takes Two has couplets such as, This game takes two/Just like chess and This game takes two/Its not luge. (Dont they have two-man luge in the Olympics?) In Oh, Knocked Up! set to gospeltinged music, the inane lyrics include a line about having a baby on a Gerber box whod make other babies look as if they have the pox. And in The Lucky One, Mr. Ostermueller sings, She married down/It lifts me up. Oh, please.All the old clichsMarried Alive seems to traffic in clichs, trotting out all the standard situations that accompany the institution of marriage: money problems, in-law troubles, communication difficulties, having a baby versus not having a baby, NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Missing the bliss, Married Alive shows little signs of life If you go>>What: Married Alive >>When: through Sept. 26 >>Where: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. >>Cost: $35 for dinner and show >>Information: Call 278-4422 or go to www. BroadwayPalm.com COURTESY PHOTOMarried Alive runs through Sept. 26 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.couples are on stage together. The older couple is moving out of their home, the younger couple is just moving in. The dialogue overlaps, with the actors in two different households sometimes echoing each other, sometimes saying the same line simultaneously. Its a brilliant piece of writing, and it makes you wish the rest of the show leading up to this point had been as clever.The bliss is missingMs. Farmer and Mr. Ostermueller are fresh out of college. Ms. Farmer has a funny turn playing twins home for Christmas; Mr. Ostermueller seems miscast, as he looks too young to be legally married. Mr. Murphy gets stuck playing the hapless husband a lot, but has his moment as an aggressive dad who hates his son-in-law. But its Ms. Nelson, as the older wife, who shines in this otherwise dull production. She shows her comedic chops playing a mother at Christmas: I dont ask for much, she moans. I just want everything to be perfect. (Costume designer Jim Conti has dressed her perfectly, in a platinum bouffant wig complete with a poinsettia flower over the ear, and an atrocious holiday sweater.) And shes poignant and touching when, passed over for a promotion, she wonders what her life is about, what it adds up to. We Havent Come So Far, her duet with Mr. Murphy, is one of the highlights of the evening, a paean to a love thats endured the years. Ms. Nelson makes the most with the material shes given. The set, by Robert Andrew Kovach, is minimalist. Its a nice, simple, polished stage, with a repeating labyrinth design and a backdrop with abstracted puzzle pieces. Musical director Loren Strickland provides the shows sole accompaniment on piano. The music is predictable: pop tune, gospel tune, doo-wop s-ish tune, and yes, even a singer impersonating Elvis moves. Director Michael Brindisi didnt have great material to work with, but I wish hed pushed the envelope to at least stage it more creatively. (In one scene, an actor is driving a car. When he gets to his destination, what does he do? He winds up carrying the steering wheel into the house with him!) In the end, Married Alive is as schlocky and as predictable as corny, self-penned wedding vows.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Now more than ever, working together toward common goals is the surest way to achieve the kind of quality community that we all want. Most of us do not have the resources we had two years ago. This is true whether you have had great wealth, or have struggled for some time. As history reminds us, however, adversity gives rise to great things sometimes things we may never have conceived of in better times. These experiences remind us that we are not islands, and that we rely on one another for our mutual success. We are reminded what it feels like to help each other, and how that feeling rekindles a sense of security and hope; we remember that we are not alone.We are reminded of what was done by those who came before us to ensure our future, which in turn, reminds us that we have a commitment to our children to ensure theirs.Its about all of us. Its about our future. Its the Heart of the Apple.This summer, our community has come together in a way that should make us all proud. Normally, when students sit down for breakfast in school cafeterias on Monday morning, there is noisy chatter all around. But last spring, principals and staff noticed an alarming trend complete silence on Mondays. Students were focused on eating. Their hunger was palpable. Consider this: 54 percent of Collier County students are in need of free and reduced meals provided by schools. While the weight of that realization must have been staggering, the immediate next thought was to ensure our students would not go hungry over the summer months. Collier County Parks and Recreation in collaboration with the Collier County Public Schools, Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition, Kids Against Hunger, the NAACP and Volunteer Collier kicked into high gear to expand and implement the federally funded Kids Cafeteria program during the summer months. This summer, through 30 different sites, approximately 275,000 meals (breakfast or lunch) have been served to children ages 18 and under in our community.Its about all of us. Its about our future.The entire community reaps the reward when young people are well educated and understand that our commitment to each other is to play some part in our mutual success. Our community recognizes the importance of helping children come to school ready to learn and it shows.Several local organizations have traditionally made the back-to-school time of year easier for parents by conducting school supplies and sneakers collection drives. This year, however, more businesses, organizations and individuals than ever are recognizing that strained family budgets make it difficult to send children to school with the supplies they need to be successful in the classroom. Five companies have asked The Education Foundation to help facilitate their efforts to collect school supplies. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Fifth Third Bank, Costco, State Farm and AT&T have organized drives and other ways to contribute to schools and families with school supply needs and uniforms. In addition, The Education Foundation has created a Backto-School Grant Fund to accept contributions for this purpose as well. By getting involved and contributing toward any of the back-to-school initiatives in Collier County, you can help our communitys children have a positive start to the school year.Its about all of us. Its about our future.This year marks 20 years of The Education Foundation working to engage our community and schools in pursuit of a quality education for every child. Founded with the core belief that teachers have the greatest impact on student learning, The Foundations initiatives have evolved to support teachers and principals and individual student success within Connect Now, a community articulated framework to support education.Please help us continue to serve our community and make education a priority for your giving. A contribution, large or small, to our annual campaign will help us to continue to support our communitys desire to make education the best it can be. Its about all of us. Its about our future. Its the Heart of the Apple. Lisa Church is senior vice president at The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the Foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to engage our community and schools. To make a contribution or get involved, call 643-4755 or visit www. EducationForCollier.org.When we all invest in education, our community reaps the rewardsBY LISA CHURCH _________________Special to Florida Weekly 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 22 at 2 p.m.Lighting for the Aging EyeSaturday, August 29 at 2 p.m.From Design Concept to Completion RSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ART PUZZLE ANSWERS COURTESY PHOTOCollier students enjoying a Connect with a Classroom grant project.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES SELFDIRECTED By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: LEO (July 23 to August 22) Keeping your claws sheathed and using good humor instead to counter someone whos bad-mouthing the Big Cat isnt easy. But its the best way to avoid more problems down the line. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A workplace situation could improve if youre less critical and more supportive of those who are, after all, trying to do their best. Let them know youre there to help when necessary. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A new job offer might not carry all the benefits youre seeking. Make sure you know what youre entitled to, what is off the table and what is negotiable before you make a decision. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A social obligation you would rather get out of could hold some surprisingly positive aspects. Why not go and see for yourself? A family member makes a curious request. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Before tackling that new project awaiting you at home or on the job, take time out for some muchdeserved pampering to help lift your spirits and restore your energy levels. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your social calendar begins to fill up more quickly than you expected. And thats great. You deserve to enjoy some good fun after so much time spent on serious matters. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A domestic situation continues to improve, thanks to all the tender, loving concern youve shown. A colleague makes a questionable move that you might want to check out sooner rather than later. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A sudden turn in a romantic relationship calls for both a rational and passionate response. Keep the love level high, but also find out why the problem arose in the first place. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new financial deal to pull the wool over the Lambs eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were first led to believe. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good idea to finish all incomplete tasks so that you can devote your attention to next weeks projects. The weekend could hold surprises for romantic Fernandas and Ferdinands. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A workplace suggestion you made a while ago that you might have forgotten could come back with a request to turn it from idea to reality. Your social life picks up considerably this weekend. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Someone from the past could return with an intriguing opportunity for a future project. Check into it, by all means. But dont neglect your current responsibilities in the meantime. BORN THIS WEEK: You often set high standards for others. But to your credit, you set the same expectations for yourself. Get Great Information on how to plan your nancial situation in todays changing times.Call Today For A 1 Hour Complimentary Consultation263-2204www.peterdjepson.comEvent Sponsor:Peter D. JepsonPeter D. Jepson offers securities through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 10104 (212)-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC, and offers annuity and insurance products through AXA Network, LLC and its subsidiaries. Peter D. Jepson & Associates is not owned or operated by AXA Advisors or AXA Network. #PPG-50758 (7/09)
WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C11 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Theres nothing subtle about District 9, an instantly gripping, up-tempo action movie that imagines aliens and humans trying to peacefully coexist. The action is tense, the story is interesting, and the visual effects seamlessly integrate with the documentary-style photography. This is abrupt, in-your-face filmmaking that it immerses us in the story and keeps us captivated throughout. Writer/director Neill Blomkamp does, however, find trouble when his movie becomes an overt allegory for United States foreign relations in the Middle East. If you play along, and substitute the aliens for Iraqis, the movie may take on a deeper meaning. But the energy is too intense for most to want to think about the real world and why should you while watching such escapist fare? The hidden message is distracting and unnecessary, and takes away from a story that works perfectly fine without sociopolitical commentary. For 20 years, aliens have lived peacefully among humans in an area called District 9 inside Johannesburg, South Africa. Unsure of what to do with the 1.8 million aliens, government leaders have placed control of their handling to MultiNational United, a private company that only cares about the aliens advanced weaponry. At the center of the tale is Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), a low-level field operative charged with moving the aliens from District 9 to an even grittier slum. In the process of evicting aliens from their homes, Wikus contracts a mysterious virus that begins to change his body. As he slowly becomes an alien, MNU hunts him down in an effort to extract his newfound DNA, as he is now the key to unlocking alien technology. Peter Jackson (the Lord of the Rings trilogy) produced the film. Mr. Blomkamp shares Mr. Jacksons ability to tell a compelling story with great urgency and efficiency. Mr. Blomkamp also used motion capture animation (recording an actors movements into a computer, then animating the character) to create the aliens, similar to how Mr. Jackson LATEST FILMS District 9 Julie & Julia (Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci) With two storylines set roughly 50 years apart, writer/director Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle) balances Julia Childs (Streep) rise to fame with that of an aspiring writer (Adams) who uses Childs cookbook to find purpose in her life. The performances are expectedly solid, but more importantly, the story has heart and is inspiring without being too schmaltzy. Based on two true stories. Rated PG-13.Funny People (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.(500) Days of Summer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend) Greeting card writer Tom (Gordon-Levitt) is a hopeless romantic who loves his sprightly co-worker/girlfriend, Summer (Deschanel). She, however, doesnt believe in love. This very smart, very original and very wonderful romantic comedy is as honest and endearing a movie as you can imagine. Rated PG-13.CAPSULES Is it worth $10? Yes danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com >>The project came to fruition after Mr. Jacksons adaptation of the video game Halo, which Mr. Blomkamp was supposed to direct, fell through. Mr. Blomkamp then pitched a feature-length story based on a low-budget short he made a few years earlier called Alive in Joburg, and new plans quickly fell into place. Did you know? created Gollum and King Kong. Indeed, the visual effects of all the aliens, their ship, weapons, etc., are impressive, especially when combined with the realistic feel of documentarystyle footage. Inexplicably, though, Mr. Blomkamp all but abandons the documentary feel half way through and the movie becomes a full-fledged action/ chase pic, leaving one to wonder how much more different, original and creative it couldve been if it stuck to its documentary format. Some may argue District 9 works because of its social message. Fair enough, though I think it works in spite of it. Yes, movies are always a reflection of the society in which theyre made, but a bit more subtlety in its theme of fairness and equality wouldve been more true to the movies formula for success. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 A&E C13 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* The Womens Blues Revue returns to SummerJazz on the Gulf at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. This marks the popular bands 11th appearance at SummerJazz, which takes place on the picturesque Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The fun, free, and family-friendly concerts are open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets for seating are welcome, but coolers are not permitted. Known in the Florida Jazz scene for many years, Womens Blues Revue is made up of eight of Floridas best female blues, R&B, rock and jazz musicians. All are working musicians who have regular gigs with other bands, but they come together a few times a year for special shows like SummerJazz on the Gulf. Headlining the group on lead vocals and guitar is Patty Sanphy. The final concert in the 2009 SummerJazz on the Gulf series will feature Big Night Out on Saturday, Sept. 19. Jazz fans headed for the concert should consider dining at the resorts H.B.s on the Gulf, the city of Naples only beachfront restaurant. Patrons also can enjoy a specialty drink at the Sunset Beach Bar. For information about special rooms rates at the hotel on concert nights, call 261-2222 or visit www. NaplesBeachHotel.com Womens Blues Revue returns to SummerJazz on the Gulf COURTESY PHOTOWomens Blues Revue Millers Ale House239-591-0125
C14 WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Florida Everblades will hold auditions for the new Everblades Gator Girls on Sunday, Aug. 30. Candidates should be cheerleaders and dancers who are high-school graduates over the age of 21 and who want to support Everblades hockey all season long. Although skating is not required, the team is always looking for skaters to add to the dynamic of the team. Auditions will take place in the Olde Florida Room inside Germain Arena, with registration at 1 p.m. and try-outs beginning at 2 p.m. There is a $20 registration fee. Attire is dance shoes or sneakers, a sports bra or dance-crop top with dance shorts; and nude/fleshcolored tights or panty hose. All contestants should be prepared to do a 45to 60-second dance to music of their choice; they will also learn a group dance and sideline dance to be performed in small groups. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. TheatreZone, Naples professional equity theater company, announces auditions for its 2009-2010 season will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20. Artistic Director Mark Danni says equity and non-equity performers are encouraged to make an appointment for an auction time between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on either day. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits. Auditions will take place in the G&L Theatre at The Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Road.Actors should bring a photograph and resume, stapled together, and should prepare 32 bars of a song and have a contrasting selection ready if asked. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. Sides will also be provided at the audition. Visually impaired performers may request an advance copy of the sides when making an audition appointment.TheatreZones schedule for the season is as follows: Man of La Mancha, Dec. 3-13 (rehearsals begin Nov. 23) High Spirits, Jan. 7-17 (rehearsals begin Dec. 28) The Beast of Broadway, March 4-14 (rehearsals begin Feb. 15) I Love My Wife, June 10-20 (rehearsals begin May 31) For more information about auditions, call Mr. Danni at 249-2090 or visit www. TheatreZone-Florida.com. Everblades seek Gator Girls for dance team auditionsBrush up on song and dance for TheatreZone auditions .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 Saturday, August 29th at 11 am the festivities begin.Special activities include: Celebrate the Imaginariums 14th Birthday! Great Lady ChartersCall Captain Tony at 941-286-8055Relax on a luxurious 60 Yacht! COLLIER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Aug.29, 2009Gates Open for Teching Cars at 3:00pm until 6:00pm Gates Open for Spectators at 6:00pm 1st Heat Race Starts at 7:00pm (239) 455-1444 www.colliercountyfair.com 12 and under FREEwith paid adult admission Back To School Special 239-649-0559At Corner of Airport-Pulling & Pine Ridge Roads In Carillon PlaceVisit our website : www.wildsidecafe.orgBUY ONE Entre& receive secondEntre at 50% OFF*with purchase of 2 beverages** Must bring ad. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Will accept comparable coupons. *Coupon valid 7 days a week.EXPIRES 8/26/09ALL DAY! EVERY DAY!BUY ONE ENTREEGet OneEntre FREE*Not valid on Sundays Must bring ad One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Will accept comparable coupons.EXPIRES 8/26/09 Join us from 7-10am Show your AAA card and receive25% offyour meal! $1BEER*7oz. Beers*Now Offering ESPRESSOS & LATTESSTARTING AUG. 26thOPENSun. Tues. 7a2:30p Wed. Sat. 7a8p*Excluding Dinner Specials at Carillon Place
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 A&E C15 Have you always dreamed of painting in watercolor, but never held a brush in your hand? Did you used to paint, but havent done it in years? Perhaps its time for An Evening of Creativity with watercolor artist Patty Kane at Rosen Gallery & Studios. Ms. Rosen holds classes from 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 24 and 31, and Sept. 14, 21 and 28. For $30 per person, participants get all materials and instruction, plus hors doeuvres. At the end of the night they have a painting to take home. The Rosen Gallery & Studios is at 2172 J&C Blvd. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Ms. Rosen at (321) 277-9880. The call for artists is out from the Naples Art Association for its 2009-2010 schedule of festivals. For more information about any of the following festivals, contact NAA Festival Director Marianne Megela by calling 262-6517, ext. 103, or e-mailing email@example.com. The Naples Renaissance Fall Art Festival, Nov. 28-29, Thanksgiving Weekend, along 10th Street South near the Naples Depot This is an invitational festival for 145 national, regional and local artists. The 31st annual Naples National Art Festival, Feb. 20-21, 2010, along Eighth Street South and in Cambier Park Three hundred of the nations top artists are juried into this show to display and sell ceramics, fiber/leather, furniture, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. Apply online at www.juriedartservices. com or download an application from www.naplesart.org. The downloaded applications deadline is Sept. 1. The poster contest deadline is Sept. 7, and the online application deadline is Oct. 1. View the Call for Artists video on YouTube entitled st Annual Naples National Art Festival A Call To Artists. Mercato Fine Arts Festival, March 6-7, 2010, at Mercato, U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road in North Naples This brand new juried show will feature works in all media by 125 artists from across the country. Deadline for entries is Nov. 1. The 22nd annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts March 27-28, 2010, along Fifth Avenue South Artists and festival guests alike enjoy the set-up along the street. Apply online at www.juriedartservices.com or download an application from www.naplesart.org. Deadline for entries is Dec. 1. Try your hand at watercolor in classes at Rosen GalleryNaples Art Association calls for artists to apply for shows 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.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 A&E WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 Monday through Thursday$24.95Three Courses$6 MARTINIS All Summer Long at the Bar!Come Listen to Flamenco Guitar Sounds ofCougarEvery Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights from 7-10pmPlease check our website for summer menus and special offers.www.SeaSaltNaples.comSeaSalt is located at 1186 Third Street South, in Old Naples. Please call 239-434-7258 for reservations. Thank you locals for a strong summer season! LIVE MUSIC 5-9 FIRST SEATING 3 COURSE DINNER $ 18.09 5 to 6:30pm EVERYDAY 239-430-62734236 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. (The Village on Venetian Bay Naples)Open 11:30am 3:00pm 5:00 Close WATERFRONT DINING IN NAPLES LUNCH SPECIALS $ 9.09 11:30 3pm HAPPY HOUR 4-6 BEST PIZZA IN NAPLES1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Beer, Wine, Well DrinksLooking for an inexpensive, colorful collectible? Figural ceramic salt and pepper shakers are easy to find, and not only are they colorful and fun to display, but you can use them, too. Kovels Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide lists them at $6-$200, but you can find much lower prices are yard sales. The most expensive are huggers, two shakers that actually hug each other by touching. The most famous of the huggers are sets by Van Tellingen. Nodders are sets with a base with two holes that hold the shakers; each shaker has a tubelike part that sits in the hole. Touch the base, and the shakers nod up and down or sideways. Stackers are when one shaker sits on top of the other, like a pipe in an ashtray. You can also find shakers that rock, some that make a noise when lifted from the table and many that reflect personal interests such as sports, food, animals or comic figures. Q: I have an ice-cream scoop marked Benedict Indestructo and pat. -20 to a quart. What is it worth, who made it, and how old is it? A: Your ice-cream scoop was one of several Indestructo brand scoops, all nickel-plated brass, made in the 1920s by the Benedict Manufacturing Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. Your scoop is medium-sized: 20 scoops total a quart of ice cream. Indestructo scoops ranged from the large eight-scoop size (just eight scoops filled a quart) to the small 30-scoop size. Most Indestructo scoops sell for $75-$100. Q: Is ironstone ware really made with iron? A: The first products called ironstone ware were shaped pieces of cast iron covered with a heavy tin glaze, usually white, and decorated to look like ceramic pieces. It was indestructible but expensive. In 1813, C.J. Mason developed a china body that was made with cinders from iron furnaces as well as clay. Patented Masons ironstone sold for many years. Other makers publicized their products by using the name ironstone or graniteware on pieces, even though their dishes were not like Masons. Q: My heavy 1-gallon, copper-clad and brass fire extinguisher has a pressure gauge, T-shape handle and short hose at the top of the cylindrical container. Its marked Phister No. 1 carbon tetrachloride fire extinguisher. Patent numbers on its metal label range from 1,467,980 to 1,794,982. It was made in Cincinnati. When was it made and whats the best way to sell it?Colorful, collectible salt and pepper shakers are easy to find terryKOVEL firstname.lastname@example.org KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING SEE KOVEL, C17
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 A&E C17 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 Invite Us To Your Next Event & Well Do ALL The Cooking!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com C Ca Ca Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. Through Nov. 1st Call me! Lets do dinner... Angelina 1/2 OFF ALL BOTTLED WINES UP TO $150.00 3 COURSE PRIX FIXE MENU $27.50 1/2 OFF ALL appetizers, flat breads and antipasti platters in our lounge all nightLive Musicworld-renowned pianist & composer Kary RegraguiEvery Thursday, Friday and Saturday7:00 10:00 p.m. Indulge. Its Italian, Redefined. 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM KOVELFrom page C16A: If theres still carbon tetrachloride in your extinguisher, take the extinguisher (carefully) to your fire department so experts can safely dispose of the chemical. The patent numbers on your extinguisher range in date from 1923-1931. From the 1920s through the s, many fire extinguishers were filled with carbon tetrachloride. It can quickly put out a liquid or electrical fire, but by the 1950s scientists figured out that the chemicals fumes can be fatal if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. So this type of extinguisher was no longer made. Empty extinguishers sell best at auctions or shows featuring firefighting memorabilia. Yours could sell for $50-to $75.Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible.CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. California hunting license, 1916, cast-lead grizzly bear, 2-by-1/8 inches, $125. Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. poster, 1895, titled Look Mama, Little Rose Bud, New York, 18-by-32 inches, $215. English brass candlesticks, tulip-form nozzle, twist shaft on ball and bell base, c. 1840, 5 inches, pair, $420. American cut glass punch bowl, on stand, cut with hobstars, hobnails, cross-hatched miters, raised on flared matching base, 12 inches, $650. Louis XV French Provincial ladder-back chaise longue, oak, scalloped, tapered splats, rush seat, turned arms and legs, 1780s, 37-by-28 inches, $1,175. Salesman sample hay tedder, 1900 model, walnut and machined brass, used to turn hay for drying, carrying case, 12-by-5 inches, $1,850. Zsolnay bowl, large female figure and three mythological figures atop sculpted waves, covered in blue and green metallic eosin glazes, signed, 14 inches, $5,400. Arts & Crafts tabouret table, hexagonal, top over slab sides, pressed and carved design, 16-by-14-by-19 inches, $6,600. This pair of Laurel and Hardy salt and pepper shakers dates from about 1950 and is marked with a paper sticker that says Japan. It sold for $173 at a Hakes Americana & Collectibles auction in York, Pa.COURTESY PHOTO st ill ca ri de in i sher, t inu le o n e i ca l. u m b ers g uisher o m o m ugh Cal l icense grizzly i nches Gr Pacifi c e r 1 8 Ma m Bu d 18 $2 c t uli p tw i a n 184 COURTESYPHOTO
A dozen of the finest physicians in Southwest Florida will forgo the art of healing for one magical evening this fall and will embrace the art of performing to benefit the Neighborhood Health Clinic and the Steinway Piano Society Scholarship Fund. Music Meets Medicine, the fifth annual Southwest Florida Physicians Talent Show, will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Sugden Community Theatre. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $75 per person. Last years event generated more than $15,000 for the clinic and more than $5,000 for scholarships. Nearly 200 local physicians volunteer their services to treat the Neighborhood Health Clinics patients, who are uninsured, low-income residents of Collier County. The Steinway Piano Scholarship Fund helps local music students in middle school, high school and college. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2009 talent show. For information, call Greg Billings, founder of the Steinway Piano Society, at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 498-9884. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 A&E WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 The seventh annual Handbag Happy Hour, an evening that includes live and silent auctions of designer and celebrity purses to benefit the Island Coast AIDS Network, takes place Friday, Oct. 30, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Handbag Happy Hour is sponsored by Oswald Trippe and Company/Westfield Insurance, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, Planned Perfection and pearl brand communications. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. The $85 admission includes open bar, hors doeuvres, cigar terrace and hundreds of handbags for auction. Online registration is available at www. icanswfl.org. ICANs mission is to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and assist individuals infected and affected in Southwest Florida. For more information, visit the Web site or call 337-2391. Save the date for fifth annual Physicians Talent ShowcaseSeventh annual Handbag Happy Hour will benefit Island Coast AIDS Network 10 LUNCHESIN 10 MINUTESStarting at$629 IncludingAll You Can EatSoups/Salads/Bread Sticks $5OFF$20 orderHappy Hour 4-Close All Day Sunday Not to be combined with any other offer.2380 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples, FL 34109 239.566.7866 9510 Market Place Rd. Fort Myers, FL 3912 239.693.8667www.uno.com 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
An Authors Evening Beloved black & white photographer Clyde Butcher shares his experience and stories during this special presentation followed by a book signing and dessert from Masons Bakery. During the evening be sure to visit Clyde & Nikis Butchers joint exhibit at the museum: Historic Florida Architecture and American Landscape Photography now thru October 31st. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 A&E C19 Anticipation grows for Garden grand openingThe expanded and renovated Naples Botanical Garden is well on the way to its grand opening in November. A new childrens garden, Brazilian garden and Caribbean garden, as well as the River of Grass and a family butterfly house, will welcome their first visitors beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10. Grand opening festivities will include: Tuesday, Nov. 10: A late afternoon into early evening stroll through each of the new gardens, with entertainment, cocktails and dinner under a grand tent. Tickets are $250 per person; table packages are available. Wednesday, Nov. 11: Hats in the Garden, the Gardens signature annual luncheon. Tickets begin at $500; tables of 10 begin at $7,500. Friday, Nov. 13: Royal Palm Society brunch and member preview. 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. Admission is $9.95 for adults, $4.95 for children ages 4-14, children 3 and under are free. For more information, contact Lisa Juliano at 643-7275 or ljuliano@naplesgarden. org, or visit www.naplesgarden.org. 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 WORLD OF THE OVER 55 ITEMS $ 5DOLLAR MEALSMISTER FIVE RESTAURANT1716 Airport Pulling Rd. S, Naples FL 34112 (on the corner of Davis Blvd. & Airport Pulling Rd.) CALL FOR EXPRESS PICK UP! 239 262 1555 Burgers Pastas Phillies TRY THE BEST FRIED FISH SANDWICH IN THE WORLD $ 5 Breakfast Served All Day Long! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-9pmFINALLY HERE FOR DINNER!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 A&E C21 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 3541416 or via e-mail to carols@ dlcmhc.com. Save the date for a trip to the land of the tsars Historic Florida Architecture & American Landscape PhotographyExhibit by Niki & Clyde ButcherCall 239-321-7430 or visit us at: www.sw museumofhistory.comDiscover 30 works from this duo in their rst-ever joint exhibit! Explore Clydes iconic black & white images of national parks. Enjoy Nikis lovely hand-colored black & white photographs of Florida architecture. Exhibit runs thru October 31 at the SWFL Museum of History PRIME RIB 8 oz. portion Roasted to Perfection Served with au jus, Garlic Mashed Potato and Mixed V egetables. FRENCH DIP Our Famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib Thinly Sliced and Piled High on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll. Served with French Fries or P otato Salad REUBEN SANDWICH Corned Beef Brisket, Slow Cooked for tenderness and layered with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, and Thousand Island Dressing, served on Grilled Traditional Rye Bread. Served with French Fries or P otato Salad BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO Blackened Chicken Breast over Gemelli Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Green Onions, and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese. BARBECUE BEEF SANDWICH Thinly Sliced P rime Rib Simmered in Our Tangy BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato Salad HA WAIIAN CHICKEN SALAD All White Meat Chicken Salad Mixed with Seedless Grapes and Pecans, Layered between Two Grilled slices of Golden Ripe Pineapple. P resented over Baby Greens with Fresh Mango, Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes TURKEY BURGER Grilled Turkey Patty, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato SaladExpect only the Best From Naples Best Steak House There is only one Perfect NFL Season And only One place to enjoy The Perfect Dining Experience 5111 Tamiami Tr N, Naples located inside the HiltonFor Reservations Please Call 239-430-4999 Q UICK PASSLunch Specials $9.95Served Monday through Friday At Last!Come visit us at our two NEW locations! Fort Myers Next to Cru & Ulta outside the Bell Tower Shops 433-4700 Bonita Across from the Coffee Mill at the Promenade 949-4820 k f or a n sb urg, E mpire d p alacd monu to begin 1 5 at T h e N a pl es Y n er, d an c a u c ti o n. R enc o wi l pr i T $ 1 p 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 functions
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 Among the fundraiser coming up this season to benefit the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center are: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 3: Dining for Philanthropy Throughout Collier County, NAA supporters open their homes so guests can experience good food, good fellowship and good philanthropy. After theme dinner parties in the private homes, guests will visit The von Liebig for a dessert reception and live art auction. The joint fundraiser benefits the scholarship programs of the Naples Womans Club and the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased by calling Ginamarie Pugliese at 262-6517, ext. 107, or Jalna MacLaren at 262-6331. 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, Ptanque: An Evening in Provence Ptanque is a French game similar to bocce. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico on the lawn of the Naples Beach Hotel, this event promises to be casual and social, encouraging fun and participation. It includes drinks, hors doeuvres, a Ptanque demonstration and tournament-style play, dinner and silent auction. Tickets are $125 and can be obtained by calling Lori Fowler at 262-6517, ext. 115. Judith Liegeois of Judith Liegeois Design is the honorary chair. Dining, French lawn game will benefit NAA 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 ArgentineTANGO239-738-4184 The essence of energy between a man and a email@example.com www.pablorepuntango.comPablo Repn PRIVATE LESSONS SHOWS WORKSHOPSPRIVATE LESSONS SHOWS WORKSHOPS 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 28thKick Off for The King and Queen of Fantasy Fest ESCAPE TO ESCAPE TO KEY WEST KEY WEST $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1. Michael, Laura and Barbara Zion 2. Nicole DuPont Strub with Rich, Paige and LouAnn Stevens 3. Raquel Crespo with her mom and dad, Jean and Ariel Crespo 4. ARTScool instructor David Hammel, left, with John Fumagalli and his children Lucie, David and Alexi 5. Charlotte Rosenquist with Emma, Joe and Agnes Papasidero 6. Mike Simpson, Kurt Kalles, Neva Kalles, John Rosse, Craig Bamberg, Corky McAvoy, Dan Butchko and Doug Kimmel Family and friends reception for summer ARTSchool at The von Liebig 12-Step Fantasy Football Addicts at Hooters for the 2009 DraftCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 4 6 5 3
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. NY WATER BOILED BAGELS On the corner of 7th Ave. N. and US 41272-0143 Daily Breakfast & Lunch SpecialsThe Quality You Expect, The Service You Deserve!BAGEL BREAKFASTBacon,Egg & Cheese$4496oz Burger with Fries& drinkwith Bacon, Ham or Sausage$650 Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned. 1. Debby DePasquale and Shadow 2. Ginger Moxam and Wren Zeller 3. Bobbi Mitchell and Shadow 4. Charles Giddens and Zeus 5. Julia and Jim Valentine with Tiffany and Abella 6. Terry Edwards and ZeusTuesday Yappy Hour at The DockCanines and their companions mingle at Crayton CovePEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 4 5 6 3
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned.See all the images from this event and more at www.FloridaWeekly.com. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1. Joanne Giddens with her granddaughter Skylar Giddens and Prince Baby Man 2. Tiffany sees a friend 3. Vin and Jonathan DePasquale 4. Heel, Shadow! Good boy! 5. Zeus and Tiffany get acquainted 6 & 7. Caroline Martino with Chili and Crumpet More doggone fun at The DockPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 4 6 5 7 3
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY VINO 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 Trebbiano. Godello. Reuilly. Torrontes. Basa. For those grown weary of chardonnay, pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc, who dismiss whites as mundane, these lesserknown whites could be a pleasant surprise on your palate and also on your wallet. All of them are available in our market, and they earn enthusiastic reviews from area wine aficionados. Trebbiano is the most widely planted grape in the world, says Angela Robertson, sommelier at Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs. It is a crisp and lovely wine, somewhere between a pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc in flavor. One she recommends is Masciarelli Trebbiano dAbruzzo 2007 (about $12), which has light lemony grassy notes and some minerality without the grapefruit blast many New Zealand wines possess. Sukie Honeycutt of Tonys Off Third in Naples sips a Spanish favorite called Costelo do Papa Godello. The godello grape variety isnt widely known in this country, but its one Ms. Honeycutt loves. She picked out the Costelo do Papa at a recent blind tasting recently at I M Tapas because she knows the grape so well, she says. The 2007 vintage is not too crisp but has enough acid to be refreshing, she adds. A good aperitif wine, it has well integrated flavors of white peach and melon and sells for about $18. Another Spanish wine Ms. Honeycutt likes is Basa by Telmo Rodriguez. A crisp and fresh blend of mostly verdejo grape, it has flavors of red apple and a touch of pear and sells for about $20. Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers has his favorite under-the-radar whites too. The Chateau de la Dimerie Muscadet 2007 is really interesting because they ferment it in clay vats that are underground, imparting a unique mineral or flinty taste, he says. It is bottled sur lie (with the yeasts and grape pieces at the bottom of the vat), giving a creamy, yeasty flavor and slight effervescence. Light and refreshing with floral and peach flavors, good acid and a light sparkling (petillance) sensation on the tongue, the Chateau de la Dimerie Muscadet 2007 is priced at about $12. Mr. Pulice also likes the Baroncini Orvieto Classico Libra 2007. A light, crisp and acidic wine with green apple and white peach essences, it pairs well with shellfish, especially raw oysters, and mild fish. It sells for about $14. Following are some other value white wine picks from local wine experts. From Adrian Dedering, assistant manager at Haskells The Wine People in Naples: Sebeka Sauvignon Blanc 2008: A crisp, clean South African wine thats excellent when well chilled. The taste is fruit forward with balanced grapefruit and peach. Sells for about $11. Jos Maria da Fonseca 2007 Twin Vines Vinho Verde: Portugal is famous for port wine but is becoming popular once more for table wines. Back in the day, roses by Mateus and Lancers were staples in U.S. homes and college dorms. This refreshing white is made by the producer of Lancers Rose and is light bodied (with 10 percent alcohol), making it a perfect aperitif. Its crisp citrus and peach notes with an acidic dryness pair well with seafood and chicken. And at $8, its a great buy. Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc 2007: Rich flavors of pear, tropical fruits and apple with good acidity and mineral notes make this perfect for afternoon snacks or sandwiches. Priced about $15. From Thom McKay of The Wine Merchant in Naples: Pierre Sparr One 2006: This mediumbodied Alsatian blend of five grapes has refreshing hints of mango, peach, apricots and crushed almonds. This pairs well with spicy Asian foods or can be enjoyed as a refreshing aperitif. Priced about $16. Domaine de Reuilly Les Pierres Plates Reuilly 2007: This racy selection from the Loire Valley has aromas of green apple, mineral and flint. Flavors are crisp and bright with green guava, lime and herbs and a mineral finish. Priced about $19. Botalcura Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2007: Powerful and elegant, this crisp Chilean wine has notes of white peaches and pears, as well as herbs and lavender. Priced about $15. New Age White Wine NV: A refreshing blend of sauvignon blanc and malvasia grapes from one of Argentinas oldest wineries. Flavors of apricot, melon, peach and citrus fruit combined with sparkling effervescence make this a pure beverage wine, traditionally served on the rocks with slices of lemon and lime. Priced about $13. From Skip Westerhold of Gulf Points Liquors in Fort Myers: Alamos Torrontes 2008 : Argentinas signature white wine from Bodega Catena Zapata. Fragrant honey and tropical fruit nose with light pear and peach notes. Its crisp, dry and well-balanced. Priced about $9. Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2007: Lush apple and pear flavors along with some tropical fruit notes, citrus and a hint of minerality. Although its a chardonnay, Im including it because it has very little oak and finishes with a touch of sweetness, says Mr. Westerhold. Priced about $16. These selections run the gamut from serious estate-bottled wines to those for casual, just-for-fun consumption. What they have in common is that they are refreshing and affordable choices for summer. jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Cool off by uncorking some of these hot new whitesJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYSukie Honeycutt of Tonys off Third
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR Friday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m., Whole Foods Market: Kids learn some tricks to make their school lunches the envy of all their friends while also receiving a Sheryl Crow Better Bag to carry it in; no cost, but a school supply donation is suggested; 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, Aug. 22, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features local farmers, artisans, chefs and fishmongers selling a variety of goods; Third Street South and Gordon Drive; 434-6533.Saturday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Freds Diner: Enjoy lunch, drinks and lots of fun activities, including the chance to hug Promise, the ambassador wolfdog of Shy Wolf Sanctuary while raising money for the wolf charity and Kowiachobee, another local animal sanctuary in need of financial support; Immokalee and Airport-Pulling Roads.Saturday, Aug. 22, Naples Princess: Board the Naples Princess for a sunset dinner cruise to benefit Friends of Gummi, a rescue group thats found homes for thousands of animals; $100, Port O Call Way; 4044-6539.Sunday, Aug. 23, 2 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Learn to bake great pies and tarts featuring abundant summer fruits at this class sponsored by Whole Foods and Sur La Table; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100.Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Cheese lovers will eat up this course on cheeses from around the United States, with beer pairings; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration required.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.Thursday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Chef David Schue of Naples Grande Beach Resort presides over a class on barbecue favorites, just in time for the Labor Day weekend; $5; 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Advance registration required.Thursday, Aug. 27, Two Brothers Baci: Comedienne Laurie Fondiler entertains during a dinner show; $40, Imperial Golf Course Blvd.; 597-4800.Saturday, Aug. 29, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features local farmers, artisans, chefs and fishmongers selling a variety of goods; Third Street South and Gordon Drive; 434-6533.Saturday, Aug. 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. r il l : Ch ef / d t h; t ions is t@ FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Roys brings flavor, spirit of Hawaii to Southwest Florida karenFELDMAN email@example.com Although its primary influence comes from Hawaii, with an emphasis on fresh fish, light citrusy sauces and tropical drinks, Roys and its offerings fit well into the Southwest Florida lifestyle. It was no accident that when chef/ founder Roy Yamaguchi decided to open his first restaurant east of the Mississippi about a decade ago, he chose to do so in Bonita Springs, which was then a far smaller and less sophisticated spot than it is today. Yet he knew it was a good fit. It was so successful, he opened another in Naples. As a result, Southwest Florida is home to two of the 27 Roys situated in the continental United States. Despite being corporately owned its part of OSI Restaurant Partners, which also operates Outback Steakhouse, Carrabbas, Bonefish Grill, Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Lee Roy Selmons Roys delivers an experience thats more like an independent, locally run establishment. Service is gracious and customeroriented, with everyone in the open kitchen greeting guests as they head toward the dining room. Each restaurant has an executive chef, rather than a kitchen manager, who clearly displays pride of ownership in the food served. The night I visited, Executive Chef Ryan Leto was off, but the sous chef had things well in hand and made table checks to ensure everyones dinners were satisfactory. Mr. Yamaguchi calls his style Hawaiian fusion cuisine, a result of his upbringing in Hawaii, his Japanese heritage and his European culinary training. While some fusion combinations have the subtlety of a composition pounded out on an untuned piano, his skilled touch results in pairings that create a harmonious meal. Attention to detail is evident from the start, beginning with the list of cocktails and wines that includes 45 available by the glass. The offerings lean heavily toward California, but theres a smattering from places more distant, and the domestic selections are well chosen, including some rarely seen on a by-theglass list. We enjoyed glasses of Duckhorn sauvignon blanc and Mer Soleil chardonnay with our entrees. We began dinner with two signature cocktails. The 1988 Martini, named for the year the Roys opened in Hawaii, is a tart and refreshing drink made with Absolut Ruby Red Vodka, Soho Lychee Liqueur and Patron Citronge Liqueur, a touch of grapefruit and pomegranate and a lychee garnish. My companion enjoyed an Original Hawaiian Martini, with pineapple-infused Skyy Vodka, Stoli Vanil Vodka and Malibu Coconut Rum, a combination that tasted like a pina colada with a kick. These went well with the plate of salted edamame offered in lieu of bread, a fitting touch for an Asian-inspired restaurant. Throughout the summer, Roys is offering a $35 meal that includes a choice of appetizer and entre followed by Roys Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle. While the selections looked interesting, we went the a la carte route instead, kicking things off with an order of crunchy golden lobster pot stickers ($10.50) and a bowl of sweet summer corn soup ($6.50). The pot stickers were crunchy as advertised, filled with tender lobster and veggies, accompanied by both a sweet and a slightly hot sauce. A mix of pickled veggies, reminiscent of kimchee, finished the plate. The sweet summer corn soup was creamy yet light. Pureed corn and carrots gave it a velvety texture, while chunks of tempura shrimp and a drizzle of basil oil added interest. The menu does have meat dishes, but we found Roys seafood choices more plentiful and more intriguing. My companion enjoyed Roys Classic Trio ($29.95), which included small portions of hibachi-grilled salmon, blackened ahi tuna and Hawaiian-style misoyaki butterfish. The salmon had a light citrus ponzu sauce, the butterfish sat on a spritely ginger soy beurre blanc, and the ahi was paired with spicy soy mustard butter sauce. The showstopper was my crispy whole fish ($27.95) accompanied by peanut ginger soy vinaigrette. It was indeed a whole hog snapper, complete with eyes and teeth. It had been scored so the fish was easy to pick off in crisp squares and it was served sitting upright next to a mound of stir-fried vegetables. The presentation was gorgeous, and the fish tasted as good as it looked. We concluded the meal with pineapple upside down cake ($8) served warm with a scoop of coconut ice cream, and the chocolate souffl ($9), which is often imitated but rarely equaled. This elegant dessert consists of warm, dark chocolate cake with a molten chocolate middle served with vanilla ice cream. Service was consistently good throughout the meal, as is always the case at Roys. There was just one glitch that could be easily solved. Our server asked if wed been there before. Yes, we replied. Nonetheless, she then reviewed the menu pointing out that in the section marked sushi wed find sushi rolls, under appetizers there were appetizers, etc. I fail to understand why managers require staff to do this. Mentioning a few specialties of the house would be fine, but reviewing the menu as if guests are too addled to discern appetizers from entrees has no place in an establishment where service is otherwise so polished. In all other respects, the front of the house performed as well as the kitchen. Making Roys in Bonita Springs more enjoyable still is the spacious dining room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, mauve walls and artwork that suggests the tropics without resorting to kitsch. It all combines to create a cool and soothing respite from oppressive summer heat. Its a great time to try Roys. Besides the $35 prix fixe offer, the restaurant is waiving corkage fees for those who want to bring their own wines. With the winter crowd still up north, theres lots of parking, too. After a meal here, its clear that Hawaiian hospitality melds well with Southwest Florida living. Roys>> Hours: 5:30-9 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $6.50-$12.50; entrees, $22.95-$31.95 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: At the bar, at the counter in front of the open kitchen, booths and conventional tables and chairs >> Specialties of the house: Crunchy golden lobster potstickers, toasted garlic calamari, Roys Original Hawaiian Blackened Island Ahi, woodgrilled Szechuan baby back ribs, hibachi grilled salmon, Hawaiian misoyaki butter sh, crispy whole sh, braised beef short ribs, Roys Melting Hot Chocolate Souf e >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYA generously proportioned hog snapper is fried whole and presented in dramatic fashion.
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