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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 & 10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM C11 SOCIETY C27 & 29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 48 FREE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Botanical Gardens irrigation system up for smart water awardOn your next visit to the Naples Botanical Garden, take time to stop and smell the sprinklers. The gardens irrigation system may not be as breathtaking as its beautiful flowers and plants, but its an essential element of the propertys management, and helped the garden be named as a finalist for Rain Birds 2009 Intelligent Use of Water Leadership Award. Rain Bird is a manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Judges recognized the botanical garden for its commitment to high performance and the integration of sustainable green building practices. By adopting the water use goals for LEED Gold Certification, the garden is a leader in freshwater conservation and management. Its design includes numerous water conservation features, such as parking lot bioswales and the River of Grass garden, which acts as a natural filtration system. Four other gardens in the United States are finalists for the third annual award, including Hui o Ko'olaupoko in Kailua, Hawaii, and Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing, N.Y. The winner will be announced at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas on Oct. 8, where it will be awarded $10,000SEE BOTANICAL, A16 getting rid of the... may not be as hard as you thinkBY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ T THE AGE OF 76, AMRIT DESAI, ONE OF THE WORLDS LEADing yogi masters, has lived long enough to see his teachings about dealing with stress move from the fringe of American thought to a place closer to the intellectual middle ground. Yogi Desai, whose workshop later this month on coping with stress is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Naples, acknowledges that skepticism about his use of yoga, breathing techniques and meditation remains rooted to some degree in an American society that is oriented toward quick fixes facilitated by the liberal use of a physicians prescription pad. People are looking for an easy solution to the real problem that is so hidden and so deep in the unconscious mind, he says as he sits for an interview in the lobby of the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. T T W lo h YOGI DESAI SEE STRESS, A8 BY ELIZABETH KELLARSpecial to Florida Weekly NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDENThe irrigation system at Naples Botanical Garden is up for an award. Amrit Desai to conduct his seminar in Naples.A8 >>inside: FashionFlorida Weeklys special look at fall fashion. C1 Undercover history Naples' first postmaster, in 1888, was Capt. Charles Stewart. A10 Naples Opera fundraiser And other society events in Collier County. C27&29 Business Area companies are joining local chambers of commerce in record numbers. B1

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I dont know about you, but want for me would include sex, money, chocolate, coffee, extraordinary conversation, luxury automobiles, a retired Marine Corps drill instructor willing to hire out as a nanny for my boys (we could call him Gunnery Sgt. Nanny, SIR!), and yearlong passes on any airlines of my choice, including my own private service. Homes on the beach and homes in the mountains, of course, without question. And finally, yes, that more ephemeral thing: the best thats been said, thought, painted, written, composed or played, not to mention cooked, brewed, aged or raised without antibiotics. From public radio, Id settle for only part of the latter with even just a sniff of classical, thank you very much, if thats all a market-addict of a station manager could give me But instead, nothing. Instead, other members of the public apparently want something else that probably means you, or somebody living or working near you, or maybe even somebody related to you, for Gods sake. They want a bunch of talk all morning, in which some snooty-sounding dude or dudette with a British accent interviews somebody in western-eastern-southernnorthern La-de-Da Land about what he and his fellow La-de-Da Rebels insist is wrong with Americans, or anybody else other than the La-de-Da Rebels. And then in the afternoon, for a while, we get more of the same (I guess they figure if you want something once, you must want it twice, and theyre probably right), all of it either proceeded or preceded by other talk with other accents. Well after dark sometime, WGCU throws in some jazz (now theres a music Ill bet not everybody wants, anymore than everybody wants classical music), and the pattern repeats itself. How much longer are we going to have to take this? I love good talk, and good news I dont mean positive news, because thats nothing but propaganda. I mean news reported fairly and intelligently and compassionately and courageously and calmly and well, which NPR and its local affiliate do regularly. But I dont love it or want it forever. And I dont want mere opinion or talk shows to seize the airways and clutter them like thick hair cluttering a drainpipe. Whats wrong with just some of that? Whats wrong with some jazz and some car repair and some Sasha (not too much, please) and some Fresh Air or Prairie Home Companion or This American Life, and some BBC AND SOME CLASSICAL MUSIC?Maybe if I write in all caps, youll hear thunder the thunder of the timpani drums in Tchaikovskys soupy Overture, or the thunder of the chorus in Beethovens great cathedral of sound, the Ninth Symphony.Look pal, whoever you are. Yeah you, the one who filled out the market survey (Thou Shalt Never, Ever, Fill Out A Market Survey! That commandment was written on the rock that Moses dropped when he hauled those other tablets down the mountain): Whether you like it or not, classical music is part of the best weve produced as human beings living in this civilization. Is that arguable? No. You can argue whether you like it or not, but you cant argue what it is. And dont make the case for anybody else, either: not for your kids, not for your friends, not for your relatives. Let them decide. But to do that they have to hear it, not just once, but repeatedly and informally and without expectation or heavy additional expense. Classical music is the equivalent of the architecture at Notre Dame, the space craft called Apollo 13, the transplant called heart, the injection called penicillin. You may like it or you may not, but its something different, and important. It has majesty. It has the ability to change your life, or somebody elses. And therefore, leaving it out of our daily lives, as these market-survey addicts feel compelled to do, is like leaving penicillin and flight and electricity out of our daily lies. Does everyone use penicillin? Does everyone fly to the moon? No. Does everyone want to use penicillin or fly to the moon? No. But why leave them out of our lives? There is no reason to. The station dumped classical music on Sept. 8 last year, except in its digital output. And the staff worked like hell to talk up HD radio, as they call it, where classical runs 24 hours a day. Twenty-four hours a day? Thats certainly not what I want. Instantly, they created the grand canyon of cultural schisms: If you were a poor kid whose parents didnt pay much attention, but something about a violin sonata or a piano concerto moved you, you were out of luck. No traveling of the imagination to Vienna in the 19th century, or New York in the 1930s, or anywhere else the music can take you. No more Beethoven. No more Bach. No more Mozart or Vivaldi or Mahler or Gershwin or Copeland. No more turning on the radio to hear free, unasked and maybe even unwanted Yehudi Menuhins violin spinning a long strand of sound so honeyed and hot from the cold block of a dark universe that suddenly you knew, without knowing anything about music, that life was something to celebrate, because it was majestic and sacred and sometimes beautiful. Just go out and buy an HD radio if you want all that, right?Bullpucky. Were one year into a lot of talk. Whatchu gonna do now, brown cow? COMMENTARY A whole year of a lotta talk, talk, talk rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 PublisherShelley Lund slund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Pierce Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. 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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 and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On Sept. 3, 1977, Sadaharu Oh of Japans Yomiuri Giants hits the 756th home run of his career, breaking Hank Aarons professional record for career home runs. Oh, the greatest Japanese player of his era, retired in 1980 with 868 home runs, still a professional record. On Sept. 4, 1886, Geronimo, the wiliest and most dangerous Apache warrior of his time, finally surrenders in Skeleton Canyon, Ariz. After several years of imprisonment, Geronimo was given his freedom, and he moved to Oklahoma, where he converted to Christianity and became a successful farmer. On Sept. 6, 1847, writer Henry David Thoreau moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson in Concord, Mass., after living for two years in a shack he built himself on Walden Pond. While at Walden, Thoreau spent a brief time in jail for refusing to pay taxes to support the war with Mexico. He later wrote Civil Disobedience based on the experience. OPINION The Obama team is saddled with a foundering health-care strategy. But it has a fallback plan relying on the sheer dimwitted gullibility of the American public. How stupid do they think we are? Stupid enough to think that a new $1 trillion health-care entitlement is just the thing to restore the country to fiscal health. Stupid enough not to know that almost every entitlement known to man has cost more than originally estimated, with a congressional committee in 1967 underestimating by a factor of 10 Medicares cost by 1990. Stupid enough not to realize that it is through budget trickery the taxes begin immediately, the spending is put off for a few years that the program in the House shows only a $239 billion deficit over the first 10 years. Stupid enough not to focus on how the gap between the House plans revenue and spending steadily grows after the first 10 years, making it a long-term budget buster. Stupid enough to think increased preventive care will save the government money, just because President Barack Obama constantly repeats it despite all the independent studies to the contrary. Stupid enough to believe that a program with no cost controls that can be discerned by the Congressional Budget Office will control costs. Stupid enough to consider it wise to use several billion dollars in cuts from Medicare to create a new entitlement rather than to forestall Medicares own looming insolvency, currently projected for 2017. Stupid enough not to see through Obamas sudden insistence on calling his plan health insurance reform as empty poll-tested phrase-making. Stupid enough to consider Obamas reform a good deal when its insurance regulations would increase premiums for most healthy people. Stupid enough to think that the very real problem of people with pre-existing conditions locked out of the insurance market cant be alleviated short of a 1,000-page bill reordering the entire health-care system. Stupid enough to buy Obamas cockamamie stories about unnecessary tonsillectomies and amputations undertaken by greedy doctors to pad their profits driving health-care costs. Stupid enough to get gulled by rhetoric attacking special interests when almost all the special interests are backing Obamas plan for cowardly and selfinterested reasons. Stupid enough to consider new taxes on employment imposed by the socalled employer mandate a good idea during a weak economy with a 9.4 percent unemployment rate. Stupid enough to condemn ordinary people angry and frightened enough to show up at town-hall meetings in every corner of the country as the product of an astroturfing conspiracy. Stupid enough to blame nefarious Republicans for the faltering public support for an expensive, ungainly and contradictory health-care program passed out of four congressional committees on strict party-line votes. Stupid enough to trust the good faith and public-spiritedness of an administration operating on Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuels ram-it-through-now credo that a crisis should never go to waste. And stupid enough not to be offended at how contemptibly stupid they think we are. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYLast weekend, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, candidly described the situation in Afghanistan as serious and deteriorating. It was a point underscored by the massive truck bomb that killed scores of civilians this week in Kandahar, which had not, until then, been a focal point of Taliban violence. This is the backdrop against which Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who took over the top military command in Afghanistan this summer, will release his much-anticipated report next week on the ongoing war effort there and his proposed strategy going forward. Ramping up the U.S. and NATO fight against the Taliban has resulted in higher casualties and a more intense focus on a war that, until recent months, had been taking place largely in the background of the broader American consciousness. New engagement with the Taliban has also revealed, as Adm. Mullen put it, a better ... more sophisticated enemy. The challenges this situation poses for the Obama administration are twofold. There is the battlefield challenge of combating a Taliban that has learned to fight coalition forces more effectively. And there is the political challenge of a renewed spotlight on Afghanistan at a time when the American public has become weary of war and when the president is trying to push an ambitious political agenda including, of course, health-care reform at home. These challenges look to come together for Barack Obama with the release of next weeks report from Gen. McChrystal. Though it is sure to contain many nuanced strategic details, the press, public and political focus will be on whether the general asks for more U.S. troops and, if so, how many? Reports on drafts of Gen. McChrystals assessment have varied on these points, but it has already become clear that these are questions that will be asked pointedly on Capitol Hill, regardless of whether the assessment addresses them directly or not. Sending more troops to Afghanistan looks to be a hard sell politically, from all sides the American public, the White House and (at least) Democrats in Congress. Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin this week called for a flexible timetable for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, putting President Obama in a position similar to the one in which President George W. Bush once found himself when then-Sen. Obama, among others, issued similar calls regarding Iraq. But its not only politics at home that Mr. Obama has to contend with in the war effort. It was hoped that this months presidential election in Afghanistan would bestow renewed popular legitimacy on a central Afghan government that has been challenged by corruption, lack of broad support and a corresponding inability to extend power and the rule of law much beyond the capital city of Kabul. With the elections results mired in deepening controversy and allegations of fraud, it may well have the opposite effect. At the very least, the still-disputed election threatens to further divide those who stand against the Taliban, at a time when unity may be most necessary. At its worst, it could mortally wound the legitimacy of whatever government takes shape once the results are finalized. Either outcome, or some combination of the two, stands to have effects on the battlefield and on the growing political debate over the war here at home. This past weekend, The New York Times asked whether Afghanistan could become Mr. Obamas Vietnam. Historical analogies are always crude by nature, but when you have a president who is pursuing an ambitious domestic program while escalating an inherited war in a country with imperiled political leadership, questions like this come to mind. To ask isnt to suggest that one knows the answer only that one acknowledges the risks to a presidency, and to U.S. security goals. danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly Serious and deteriorating GUEST OPINION Stupid nation


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________pkrol@ help his patients take an active role in maintaining his or her health. Now that I have seen, first-hand, the positive effects that a sound physical and nutritional regimen can have on overall health, I have altered my practice to help people learn to improve the quality of their lives through nutrition and exercise, he says. He adds that many common but serious illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease may be prevented with a commitment to eating right and engaging in the proper type and amount of physical activity. My goal is to help my patients find ways to live healthier and more satisfying lives through the development of sound, health-sustaining habits, he says. Dr. Howards active and health conscious lifestyle is one that he shares with his family, including, wife Cindy Yag-Howard, a Naples-based dermatologist, and children Aubrey, 12, Bradley 10, and Benjamin, 8. Before I plan to take part in any competitive event, I make sure I have an OK, from my family, he says. These races require a great deal of time commitment from me and it is important that everyone is on board. Dr. Howard says he believes that his athletic activities have inspired his children to follow in his footsteps. Both Aubrey and Bradley have run in 5K races and have loved it, he says. To warm up for his big race in November, Dr. Howard will take part in a half Iron Man at the end of September. The half race will give me an idea of how well prepared I am for the full Iron Man, he says. In addition, itll be a lot of fun. 15 MINUTES quickly switched to science. He continued at the universitys medical school, where he received double board certification in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Originally specializing in gastroenterology, Dr. Howard currently practices internal medicine and primary care. Dr. Howards athletic training and athletic competitions have inspired him to expand his medical practice to include nutritional and general lifestyle training designed to When Dr. Corey Howard was invited to run in his first triathlon in 2005, he had never participated in an endurance-style race in his life. Now, just four years later, he is training to participate in an event that will earn him the title of Iron Man. I never thought of myself as an athlete, says Dr. Howard who practices internal medicine and primary care in Naples. But when a friend invited me to join him in a triathlon, I was intrigued by the idea and I decided to give it a try. Dr. Howard now smiles at the amount of time he took to train for that first race, which included a threemile run, a 10-mile bike ride and a half-mile swim. I trained for weeks, he said. And the race was very challenging for me, but I have lost 45 pounds and upped my endurance a great deal since then. Dr. Howard concedes that he was not in athletic shape at all when he ran that first race. I was very busy with my job at the time and I was overweight and lacking in fitness. But he says that first race was the start of a different way of life for him. Its very selfactualizing to accomplish something that you never thought you could. Its changed the way that I approach things in all aspects of my life. Since that first triathlon in 2005, Dr. Howard has taken part in more than 15 marathons, triathlons and other athletic competitions, with each one helping to make him more prepared for the upcoming Iron Man that he now feels ready to face. Iron Man competitions are the ultimate event for non-professional athletes, he says. They are intense literally 10 times longer than that first triathlon I competed in. But I have been training hard for a while now and I believe that I am ready for it. The Ford Iron Man that Dr. Howard is currently preparing for will be held in Panama City, in Floridas Panhandle, on Nov. 7 and will include a 26-mile run, 2.4mile open-water swim and a 112-mile bike ride all to be achieved in an unbroken 12-hour period. To prepare, Dr. Howard trains up to 20 hours each week with the aid of a coach who helps him plan workouts specifically designed to build strength and endurance. Each week, the coach recommends a different mix of activities, including biking, running, swimming and weight training, spaced at proper intervals to prevent injuries and to improve performance. Dr. Howard has also designed a corresponding nutrition regimen to help him increase energy and strength and build muscle tone, while reducing body fat. Since the Iron Man is a 12-hour race with no breaks, I also practice things like eating and drinking while Im running or biking. Its not as easy as it looks, he said. It takes a lot of coordination and a strong stomach. Dr. Howard grew up in New York, the youngest of three boys. I played a few sports in high school, he says. But I wasnt what you would call particularly athletic. I certainly wasnt a jock. He attended the University of South Florida, originally as a music major, but From stoic doctor to Iron Man in four short yearsCOURTESY PHOTO Dr. Corey Howard


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Moreover, job layoffs and the resulting loss of medical benefits and insurance can be an impetus to find new ways outside of a doctors office to take control of physical and mental health. Still, it is a big leap for many of Westerners to embrace ancient philosophies and practices set forty by New Age swamis, yogis and the like. Yogi Desai says he can break through barriers of prejudice and ignorance if given an opportunity to present his case to the skeptics. On this day, Yogi Desai has come from a bravura performance before The Rotary Club, where he addressed a luncheon gathering (You could have heard a pin drop when he spoke, gushes one attendee). If you are meeting Yogi Desai for the first time, you might expect to encounter someone more on the order of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the hirsute mystic who guided the Beatles during their spiritual quest. If that is your expectation, you will be sorely disappointed. Dressed in a cotton kurta (one of those loose-fitting, pajama-like shirts that drops to the knees or thereabouts), simple cotton slacks and sandals without socks (thank goodness for that), Yogi Desai could pass for a successful Indian businessman on holiday. His pewter-streaked hair is longer than most men in their mid-70s, but it is hardly radical in style. He speaks in slow, measured tones that, well, are pretty darn serene and stress reducing in their own right. He is quick to smile and unfailingly gracious. In short, this yogi has a terrific bedside manner, and it plays well with audiences around the globe. Dr. Rose Thorn, a clinical psychologist who practices in Fort Myers, says Yogi Desais approach to stress reduction is gaining acceptance, although many Americans are still leery of doing too much hard psychological spadework. These are the people who, in the words of the Rolling Stones, prefer to go running for the shelter of a mothers little helper. The little helper in this case being tranquilizing agents like Valium or Xanax. We want instant gratification, Dr. Thorn says. People think that if they can take a pill or some other substance, (stress) will all go away. Thats simply not the case, and thats also why we have so many people who are addicted to pills, food, alcohol. We must realize is that what controls us is our own mind. That is where the answers and the solutions lie in our minds, not in a pill or a substance. The ancient methods that Yogi Desai employs have been gaining ground in the United States, and mainstream practitioners like Dr. Thorn now embrace elements of treatment that in years past might have been regarded as, well, kookish or off the wall. Things like meditation and biofeedback have earned a respected place in modern therapy. As the problem of stress has grown and the economic recession only aggravates this already serious problem doctors and psychologists have begun to explore avenues of treatment that embrace a holistic approach. Freud was an atheist, points out Dr. Thorn. Spirituality and psychology were often seen as exclusive of each other. Its only been in the last 50 years or so that we have come to accept that we are creatures of mind, body and spirit. Moreover, Dr. Thorn advises people with stress problems to remain open to a variety of therapeutic approaches. One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. Find a vocabulary that talks to you, she says. Dr. Herbert Benson, a Harvard physician, was one of the first mainstream doctors to champion the methods espoused by New Age practitioners like Yogi Desai and his brethren. With the publication in 1975 of his book The Relaxation Response, Dr. Benson began to demystify the process of meditation and showed how it could be accessible to the masses. He also began to quantify the benefits of meditation and revealed through validated scientific studies that it could lower blood pressure and relieve a number of stress-related ailments and conditions. In 1979, Dr. Benson published The Mind/Body Effect, which further validated the holistic approach to health. He continues to explore the use of ancient practices and old-fashioned faith in a higher power to alleviate stress and the illnesses that accompany it. Yogi Desai insists that the overwhelming majority of those who attend his seminars learn to live in what he calls a zero stress zone. But the yogi remains somewhat oblique when asked to explain his methods, which is probably not surprising since his seminars are not free. In most people, their behavior comes from a preprogrammed past in which they have experienced trauma, hurt and pain in their interpersonal relationships or in dealing with lifes situations, he explains. I call it an incomplete gestalt. That means you try to solve something, control something that is really an uncontrolled, unfulfilled, unfinished experience. So it keeps coming back for us to deal with. These unresolved issues, he posits, present themselves in the form of stress. Key to disrupting this process of incomplete gestalt is the learning of specific breathing techniques, he says. Your breath and your mind, your breath and your emotions, your breath and your fears are very intimately interconnected, he says. If you change your breath temporarily, you interrupt your thinking and your emotional reactive patterns and that interruption gives you an opportunity to reassess the situation and give you more clarity and objectivity. He began his study of yoga some 60 years ago, at the age of 16, in his native India under the tutelage the legendary Swami Shri Kripalvanandji. Yogi Desai came to the United States in 1960 to study art. He settled in Philadelphia and established a reputation as a preeminent teacher of hatha yoga, which involves purification techniques and meditation and was neither widely practiced nor understood at that time. Yogi Desai quickly developed a devoted and enthusiastic core of followers. Andrew Cohen, a writer who specializes in spirituality and New Age issues, notes that in the early 1970s Yogi Desai went from being a successful yoga teacher to a true guru in his own right. His work and his reputation flourished until 1994 when he become embroiled in a sex scandal that took place in an ashram he had founded in Pennsylvania. Yogi Desai, who was married and who preached sexual abstinence for the unmarried, was accused of having sexual relations with three female followers at the ashram. As a result, he was banished from the ashram he had founded. Mr. Cohen writes that Yogi Desai left behind him a wake of intense anger and profound disillusionment. Mr. Cohen further laments that such scandals serve to reinforce longstanding negative stereotypes about practitioners of spiritual practices that are not rooted in traditional Western thought. Yogi Desai admits that he did indeed transgress with the women. Yes, yes, he says when asked if the allegations of sexual misconduct were true. He hints at the possible existence of a plot to discredit him but falls short of saying that he was set up. For what its worth, Yogi Desais serenity seems not the least disturbed by probing questions about his past sexual misconduct. I learned from it, he says. That situation changed me so much that people tell me that I am a different person. Absolutely I learned from it. To reinforce this point of transformation, snatches a piece of paper from a table and reads a quote from Deepak Chopra, the guru of gurus. Dr. Chopra has written that Yogi Desais past problems have taken him to a greater level of self discovery. His inner work is reflected in his presence and in the quality of his teachings. Yogi Desais beliefs and practices are also reflected in his physical appearance. At 76, he could pass for a man 10 to 15 years his junior and even on a broiling August afternoon he remains cool and collected, with not a trace of sweat to be found. He says he lives a yoga lifestyle, which includes a vegetarian diet that is digestible and nourishing, though I will eat anything for pleasure once in awhile but not consistently as an every day routine. I have woven lifestyle into yoga principles which cover diet, sleeping, rest and entertainment, he says. Yogi Desai does not disdain traditional medical practices and seeks regular checkups. He says he is free of any ailments and notes that doctors marvel that man of his years does not take any prescribed medications. Seven years ago, Yogi Desai decamped to Salt Springs in Marion County, hard by the Ocala National Forest. He spends little time at his Florida retreat, however. I teach all over the world and all over America, he says. I travel a lot. He says his teachings and seminars reach a wide audience because learning to deal with stress can open new avenues of enlightenment for virtually everyone. What I teach is almost like a new life, he says. Ninety-nine percent of the people who come in our workshop see amazing changes in their life through this approach. Yogi Desais claims may seem a bit exaggerated, but the basics of his approach seem sound, according to Dr. Thorn, the Fort Myers psychologist. She says stress becomes a problem when we allow it to become a problem an assessment that is not all that different from Yogi Desais theory. The difference between a challenge and overwhelming stress is in our mind, she says. It is our definition of what is going on, how we view what we must confront. Nietzsche said there is no reality, only perceptions. While Dr. Thorn advocates for natural therapeutic measures, she like other mainstream professionals recognizes that medications prescribed by a physician is sometimes necessary and prudent. Medication has its place, she points out. Some people are so completely overwhelmed by their stress and anxiety that they cant even begin to lay their perceptions on the tables. Medication can be beneficial to these patients. She likens medication to putting training wheels on a bicycle, which help steady the rider initially, but at some point they must come off if emotional independence is to be achieved. 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Charles Stewart, who was also captain of the Bon Temp, the steamship that delivered visitors, supplies and the mail to Naples. The Bon Temp was the only way into Naples until 1915 when the road from Fort Myers to Naples was opened. The mail and guests were loaded on the steamer and when it docked at the pier, the guests headed for the hotel, as their luggage was towed on the railroad ramp to the right of the pier that ran all the way down Pier Street (12th Avenue South) to the Naples Hotel. For the townsfolk, this was a special time for people watching and catching up with neighbors as they waited for their mail. It was a NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Keeping a 120-year-old tradition in downtown Naplesmunity tradition. A cigarette butt was the cause of the demise of the post office, which was then moved to Capt. Stewarts home for a while. In 1928, the post office was moved near the commissary, which was just to the right of where Campiellos now sits. The town folks would meet at Margaret & Arnold Haynes Beach Store (next to the Quanza Hut the old movie theater) to wait for the mail and to gather gossip. So many residents packed the place that the small booths that sat six comfortably often had 12 crammed into the booth to chew the fat or a good tuna fish sandwich before gathering their mail. The post office stayed on Third Street South until 1952 when a new post office was built downtown. So, the bottom line answer is: The tradition of a neighborhood post office has been in downtown for more than 56 years, but before that, it was in the historic district for 63 years. All in all, the City of Naples has had a post office south of 5th Avenue South for get this 120 years. Henry James was right. An endless amount of history, 120 years to be exact, has made a tradition a neighborhood tradition we may lose if the federal government closes the neighborhood post office on 7th Avenue South. Good luck, Councilman Sorey. This is a Labor Day mission to keep a 120-year-old tradition in the Naples way of life alive. 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 5942978 or visit Day has a double celebratory meaning. The day before back to school day a silent but glorious celebration for moms who would have called it Independence Day had that day already not been taken. Oh, the sweet tradition of shipping those little darlings off to earn their place in this world. Henry James said that it that takes an endless amount of history to make a tradition that brings us to the second meaning: the celebration of the value and dignity of work, and its role in the American way of life. Like most traditions that begin pure in its intent, Labor Day has come to be celebrated more as the last, long summer weekend before autumn rather than a celebration of the labor movement and its achievements.In the late 1800s, as the Industrial Revolution hummed along, the workforce norm was 12-hour days, seven days a week and these also included children before child labor laws.On Tuesday Sept. 5, 1882, a group of some 10,000 workers took an unpaid day off to march in New York City, holding the firstever organized Labor Day parade. 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Cultural diversity In May, Singapores Olympic Council, finding no athlete good enough, declined to name a national Sportsman of the Year. A survey of industrialized nations by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development revealed that Japanese and Koreans sleep the least, while the French spend the most time at both sleeping and eating. A Tokyo rail passenger company, Keihin, installed a face-scanning machine recently so that employees, upon reporting for work, can tell whether they are smiling broadly enough to present a good impression NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEQuestionable judgments Maryland corrections officials, hoping to improve juvenile rehabilitation by a kinder, gentler approach to incarceration, opened its New Beginnings Youth Center in May. The lockdown facility had declined to use razor wire, instead merely landscaping its chain-link fences with thorny rose bushes. After one inmate easily escaped on the second day of operation, razor wire was installed. Bride Lin Rong wed in August in Chinas eastern Jilin province, walking down the aisle in a dress that was more than 7,000 feet (1.3 miles) long (rolled up in a wagon behind her). Britains National Health Service of Sheffield issued a guidance to schools this summer to encourage teaching students alternatives to premarital sex, including masturbation. According to the Daily Telegraph, the leaflet (titled Pleasure) contains the slogan (A)n orgasm a day keeps the doctor away and likens the health Latest religious messages The director of a child advocacy group told The Associated Press in June that, since 1975, at least 274 children have died following the withholding of medical treatment based on religious doctrine. In one high-profile case this year, the father of a girl said turning her over to doctors would violate Gods word (she died), but in another, a Minnesota family that had trusted their sons cancer to prayer, based on advice from something called the Nemenhah Band, changed course and allowed chemotherapy, which so far appears to have prolonged the boys life. The Shinto temple Kanda Shrine, near Tokyos version of Silicon Valley, does a brisk business blessing electronic gadgets, according to a July dispatch in Wired magazine. Lucky charms go for the equivalent of about $8.50, but for a personal session, the temple expects an offering of the equivalent of at least $50. The Wired writer, carrying a potentially balky cell phone, approached the shrine with a tree branch as instructed, turned it 180 degrees clockwise, and laid it on the altar. After bowing twice and clapping his hands twice, he left, looking forward to a glitch-free phone. 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PAGE 14 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 HEALTHY LIVINGTherapeutic coolingoffers leading-edge treatment for cardiac arrestEligible patients are those who have been resuscitated and regain their pulse after the episode, but remain in a coma-like or unconscious state. Physicians believe mild hypothermia treatment assists patients to have a better neurologic outcome, thus better brain function after cardiac arrest. It is a very complex process. The first thing is that patients have to be recognized by EMS and the emergency department as candidates, says Dr. Scott. This involves a lot of training and collaboration between EMS and the hospitals. Gulf Coast Medical Center and HealthPark Medical Center both have a protocol in place if a patient is a candidate. If the emergency room physician determines that the patient is a candidate, he or she will call a code ICE. Code ICE involves a critical care physician and cardiologist. If the patient does not need immediate cardiac treatment to save his or her life, the critical care physician will take over and coordinate care to start the cooling process. Although no study so far has shown whether the time cooling begins matters, the teams at Lee Memorial Health System try to start cooling as soon as possible. William Henderson went into cardiac arrest in December 2007, his wife, Betty, clearly recalls, The day his heart stopped and how she believes inducing hypothermia cooling his body temperature blessed her with another year to share with her husband of 61 years. The room was full of doctors and nurses, it was absolutely freezing in there, Ms. Henderson says. It was the most wonderful thing, when he opened his eyes. He was in a deep coma and when he opened his eyes, we knew he was going to live. Lee Memorial Health System implemented the practice of inducing hypothermia for cardiac arrest patients approximately two years ago, after cooling therapy was endorsed by the American Heart Association. In fact, Lee Memorial was one of the first non-teaching hospitals in the nation to start using the treatment. Its currently offered at Gulf Coast Medical Center and HealthPark Medical Center two of the systems hospitals with major cardiac programs. Two physicians extremely close to the subject of therapeutic cooling are Dr. Kenneth Tolep and Dr. Jeffrey Scott, medical directors of the Intensive Care Units at HealthPark Medical Center and Gulf Coast Medical Center, respectively. According to Drs. Tolep and Scott, despite all of the advances in cardiac care, the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest that occurs outside of the hospital remain very low and the chances of waking up with good neurologic function are even worse. This cooling technique improves the patients chances of waking up and eventually resuming a normal lifestyle. This is not a life-saving procedure, but rather a brain-saving procedure, says Dr. Scott. If the brain is injured, the person may survive, but with a poor quality of life. The cooling process works to preserve the brain from injury due to lack of blood flow. The exact reason cooling improves neurologic outcomes has not been definitively proven. Some evidence says it slows the metabolism in the brain. Other theories are that hypothermia may improve oxygen delivery to areas of the brain where blood flow has been deficient or possibly, it lowers intra-cranial pressure. Another theory is that hypothermia may decrease the productions of harmful chemicals released when blood flow to the brain has been reestablished. This is called a reperfusion injury. Not all cardiac arrest patients are eligible for the cooling treatment. BY DANA THIMONS ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyPOPULAR SCIENCE / COURTESY GRAPHIC It was the most wonderful thing, when he opened his eyes. He was in a deep coma and when he opened his eyes, we knew he was going to live... There are multiple ways physicians are cooling patients. One commonly used technique is to chill the intravenous fluids given early on to qualifying cardiac patients. Ice packs are often placed at key areas near the arms and legs, to begin the cooling process. Additionally, specialized cooling blankets can be placed around the patient. The teams at Lee Memorial Health System use a combination of these methods on eligible patients. The patients temperature is lowered to between 90 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. By keeping the core temperature within this narrow range, maximal benefit is obtained while at the same time reducing possible side effects of hypothermia. Dr. Tolep says the concept of lowering body temperature to help with certain illnesses happens to be a very oldfashioned idea. Hippocrates observed that sick people who were packed in the snow seemed to fare better. In the 1950s, doctors started using intentional hypothermia to protect brain functions during cardiac surgery. This practice, which had been previously endorsed by the American Heart Association, has been slow to catch on due to the extremely demanding nature of the treatment. An ICU nurse needs to be at the bedside on a continuous basis and intensive care physicians need to evaluate the patient and initiate therapy as rapidly as possible, even when cardiac arrest occurs in the middle of the night. Furthermore, the equipment needed to keep the patient at the appropriate temperature can be quite expensive. Despite the difficulties in implementing these protocols nationwide, Drs. Tolep and Scott said that this technology may protect brain function. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 A series of six Quit Smoking Now cessation classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Collier County Health Department. To register for the program, contact Eliseo Rangel at 989-9809. Participants will be able to receive free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, patches, gum and lozenges. The Florida Department of Health and the American Cancer Society also provide Florida residents the opportunity to take advantage of the toll-free telephone-based tobacco cessation help. The Quitline is available in English, Spanish and TDD for the hearing impaired. Callers are eligible for five individualized counseling sessions (eight for pregnant women) and free selfhelp materials. Call 1-877-822-6669. Attention smokers: Free help to quit HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN SOLAR POWER YOUR HOME & SAVE Up to 30% (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens & $ 1 0 o f f $ 1 0 o f f $10 off! PAVILION S hoes OFFER EXPIRES SEPT. 11, 2009. In-store merchandise only. No rainchecks or special orders. Not valid with any other sale or promotion. Regular priced shoes only.Birkenstocks and featured in a short film. Clarence Tears, director of the South Florida Water Management Districts Big Cypress Basin, believes the gardens national nod is duly earned. They are in the forefront, I think, Mr. Tears said of the botanical garden. He noted how the gardens leaders considered the propertys future and began planning for it at the outset. One of the savviest decisions was to find ways to capture rainwater and use it to satisfy the gardens needs, Mr. Tears said. Doing that means a reduction in irrigation, but also benefits botanicals, which thrive on nutrient-rich rainwater. Brian Holley, director of the Naples Botanical Garden, said the gardens goal is to be a long-term, sustainable institution that creates the minimum possible environmental footprint. It isnt just for 10 years from now or 50 years from now, Mr. Holley said. Hopefully its for 500 years from now. The gardens water management system has several eco-friendly sides, he explained. The drip irrigation system directs water where its needed, allowing fertilizer to be most effective and reducing run-off. Elsewhere, the bio-swales aid in water treatment by removing pollutants as the water flows downhill to enter the propertys irrigation lakes and, finally, wetlands. The water quality, by the time it gets there, is very, very high, he said. We feel very good that its a sustainable system. The garden also includes other environmentally-smart additions, such as solar-powered wells and weather stations to measure rainfall. I think as we go forward, its going to be a tremendous system, Mr. Holley said. The 170-acre garden site is located at the corner of Bayshore Drive and Thomasson Drive in East Naples, and includes 90 acres of permanent conservation. In June 2008, the gardens closed to undergo an extensive expansion project. Phase One of the renovated gardens is 45 acres and reopens on Nov. 14. It includes the childrens garden, Caribbean and Brazilian gardens, a palm walk, flower and tree groves, nature trails, a birding tower, the River of Grass feature and a butterfly house. BOTANICALFrom page 1 ArgentineTANGO239-738-4184 The essence of energy between a man and a Pablo Repn PRIVATE LESSONS SHOWS WORKSHOPSPRIVATE LESSONS SHOWS WORKSHOPS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 NEWS A17 When the state fishing regulations brochure cautions not to keep more scallops than youre willing to clean, its hard not to let optimism course through your veins. Surely we would limit out on the yummy crustaceans, I told my husband as we drove five hours north of Fort Myers to a remote stretch of the Gulf Coast just south of the Big Bend. It sounded simple: Take a boat and snorkeling gear out to the grass flats, then look for their palm-sized shells and pick them up. Legal limit: 2 gallons per person in the shell. The bay scallop season is short here in Florida from July 1 to just after Labor Day. This year, the season closes Sept. 10. Its only legal from the PascoHernando county line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. So for those of you who want to plan a last-minute trip to Cedar Key, Horseshoe Beach or Steinhatchee, this weekend is the time to head north. Im here to tell you, though, not to do it like we did. For example, consider making sure your engine works before you get there. These scallops like water 4 feet or less, but up along that coastline, the shallow water extends out for miles. Now, we were borrowing a place from a friend, and the Gheenoe there had an engine the friend had warned us was old. Gheenoes are shallow-draft canoe-like boats that have a transom suitable for mounting a small outboard. The engine we discovered in the storage shed at our friends place may have been suitable for Antiques Road Show. It sputtered nicely but would not purr. Or even start. But we were not deterred. We had brought our canoe paddles from home. So off we went into the wild blue, er, grassflats yonder. Even though this scalloping happens at points north of here, its still just as hot as it is here. So after paddling two hours and not seeing a single scallop, we called it a day. Which killed us because back at the ramp, we saw deposits of hundreds of discarded shells that other boaters had just cleaned the white meat out of. Next day, first stop: The local marina and local store at Horseshoe Beach. Wed get some tips and then head out. Maybe we werent doing it right, I thought. Nope. It really was as easy as snorkeling and picking them up. Yep, people really were getting their limits daily. Only problem was this: The best scallop beds were about five miles away. Suddenly our weekend getaway shifted from snorkeler-gatherer mode to huntergatherer mode. As in hunting from our car. We drove the back roads and found a few driveways where locals advertised shrimp and seafood for sale out of their freezers. A nice gent sold us a pound of cleaned scallops for a mere $6. Not being a fool, I emptied my wallet. That night, we enjoyed a scrumptious scallop dinner, and back at home here, weve had several more. True, we didnt have the satisfaction of getting the buggers ourselves. Weve no new chapter for the verbal storybook where our Keys lobster adventures and our Boca Grande stone-crabbing capers exist. Sadly, we cannot join the Labor Day crowds this coming weekend to finish the season out. But July 1, 2010, isnt so far off, is it? In other outdoors news: Lee County boaters are needed for a research project that Florida Sea Grant is conducting as it examines barriers to lifevest usage. Sea Grant needs you if youre a male angler older than 21, a female boater older than 21 who boats with your spouse at least once a month, or a male recreational boater over 21. University of South Florida and Sea Grant staff will contact you to learn your views and opinions about boating in Lee County. Participants will receive a $40 gift card as a thank you. All you need to do is call Moya Alfonso at (813) 395-1015. Dont wait. They need to line up boaters within the next two weeks. Betsy Clayton is a freelancer based on Pine Island and also is Lee County Parks & Recreations waterways coordinator. Contact her at boatingbybetsy@ Bay scallopFLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION / COURTESY PHOTOOUTDOORS betsyCLAYTON A scalloping holiday: Fresh from the freezer Scalloping season>>Where: Gulf coast from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County >>Season: Closes Thursday, Sept. 10 >>Limit: 2 gallons of whole bay scallops in the shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat, per day; recreational scallopers may possess no more than 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in the shell, or gallon of bay scallop meat, aboard any vessel at any time. >>Online:


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Cannot be used in conjunction with any insurance or other promotions. Offer expires 10/31/2009NAPLES 594-0124 Rx I give up. What does that mean? Well, it is my distinct impression (or is it mere mirage?) that the drawing of distinctions, the recognition of difference and the subsequent definition of that difference, is necessary in a life that desires meaning. Socrates words echo in my mind: The unexamined life is not worth living. He utter ed that statement at his own trial for heresy. He was accused of encouraging his students to question the accepted beliefs of his time, to think for themselves. The punishment for this offense was death, but Socrates could have suggested an alternate punishment of imprisonment or exile that would probably have been accepted. But these alternatives would rob him of exactly what he felt gave meaning to his life: examining the world around him openly, with others. So he chose his own death. People do not always get to pick their poison.Kartika Sari Dewi Skukarno, a 32-yearold model, nurse and mother, was arrested for drinking beer in a Malaysian hotel in December 2007. For that crime, she was sentenced to a fine of 5,000 ringgit (about $1500) and six lashes with the cane. MUSINGS Surrender Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.The only punishment in Malaysia more severe than caning is death. Twenty-four strokes of the cane is maximum punishment. The rattan canes used come in two thicknesses. The slender cane is said to cause more pain, while the thicker cane causes more physical damage. The law used to exclude women, men over 50, the medically unfit and the insane. However, Muslim law, applied to the 60 percent of the Malaysian population that is Muslim, allows for the caning of women. It is reported that Kartika wants to endure this punishment in order to deter Muslims from serving and drinking beer. She has even called for her caning to be done in public, to make the deterrent more effective. She has been quoted: Who am I to question the Islamic authorities laws? That is beyond me. Those who are caned are naked, tied to an A frame. The caning is done by specially trained caning officers who strike precisely, without anger or pity. It is said that the b lue black b uttocks of those caned swell to double in size, leaving permanent scars that remain after the two weeks in which only a prone position is possible. Kartikas caning has now been postponed until after the holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, prayer, and purification. The word Islam comes from the Arabic word that is translated as submission or surrender. But this pirate feels compelled to draw distinction: Is there a difference between submission and surrender? The word submission comes from the Latin word meaning an act of lowering. What is lowered? The mission, from the Latin for sending, is lower. The mission, if you decide to accept it, is on the knees lower, lover bound and disciplined lower, sights set lower. We can hear the creaking, then the splintering, of will being broken. I hear the words of Simone Weil: Oppression that cannot be overcome does not give rise to revolt but to submission. Submission is sending lower. Surrender, from the French, like submission, has the prefix meaning movement down. But while submission is a sending lower, surrender is a giving back under. Whats the difference? I give up, again. Then I imagine the giving up and the giving back under meeting in the vast middle between the subjective and the objective, between the idea and the reality, between the essence and the existence, between the desire and the spasm. And now, miracle, I dare to eat a peach. I hear the mermaids singing. My voice wakes not to drowning, but to delight. Even if it be mirage, I love. Because it is mirage, I love. This is my distinct impression. This is my examined life, my virtue, my public example, my pain, my swollen buttocks. This is my doctrine and my heresy. For this I willingly die in each moment, by every hand. I submit unwillingly. I surrender in bliss. Vive la difference. (Not.)


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance It wasnt long ago that to admit you clipped coupons, pinched pennies or were the saver of your family brought funny looks from friends and co-workers. Now, though, saving is the new cool thing to do. Even those once self-proclaimed spenders are watching their dollars closely these days. And with practically every company, big and small, pushing the why-spend-big-whenyou-can-save-big message, its almost as if theres a new movement happening across the nation. Robert Desiano saw the writing on the wall a couple of years ago when he knew the mortgage business he was in was about to collapse. To simplify his life, he upped and moved his family from New York to Naples and set out on a quest to help people save money. The result:, a site that allows merchants to advertise their specials and, in turn, allows consumers to print, text or e-mail those deals to use at their leisure. As Mr. Desiano and his business partner Dan Sexton point out, local merchants are looking for more customers and consumers are looking for deals. The problem is that so many of those deals often get left at home on the kitchen counter. People forget coupons at home all the time, said Mr. Desiano. But I know that I never leave home without my cell phone. Now, thanks to the TheSavingsPost. com, you simply text the coupon to your cell phone, where it will remain until you are ready to use it. Just show it to an employee during your visit to claim your savings. The e-mail option allows for easy sharing among friends and for those who still prefer the old-fashionedThe fulfills founders quest for thrift POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS Chambers of commerce swell with new membersLocal chambers of commerce that lost members during the recession are finally seeing a trend toward growth. A turnaround started this summer for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber and others. Membership has spiked as more owners who lost customers and watched advertising budgets implode during the recession aim to take advantage of networking opportunities. Nominal membership dues are worth the price for most because of perks like advertising discounts or, for new businesses, a ribbon-cutting event pictured in chamber publications. When their advertising budgets dwindled, they said we cant just die on the vine, said Don Neer, new membership director of the Naples Chamber. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce had about 1,500 members when Michael Reagen became CEO seven years ago. It grew steadily to more than 2,000 members until many went out of business near the end of 2008 and the first half of this year. It was most disheartening, said Mr. Neer. He would call to collect membership dues from businesses that hadnt paid after 60 days and more often than not, the operator was coming on and saying Im sorry, this number is no longer in service. By June, new members were outpacing the disappearing ones at the Naples Chamber. In July, it welcomed 30 new members, the most since growth ended abruptly last year. Now its back to 2,000 members. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber grew with 22 new members in July, 22 percent more than last July, to make 1,140 members. It had reached a peak of 1,300 members before many didnt rejoin or went out of business last year. Right now were starting to see those numbers come back up, said Marietta Mudgett, executive director of the Fort Myers Chamber. From talking to other business in the area and other chambers of commerce, I think were on the way now. It looks like wed flatlined and were on our way back up. A similar trend in upward growth started this summer or earlier this year at other chambers in Southwest Florida. They include smaller ones like the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce in Lee County, the Eastern Collier Chamber in Immokalee and the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber. (The Hispanic Community) is a growing market, said Veronica Culbertson, president of the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber. So many business people want to reach that group, capture that business. Our membership growth has been very good this year, so many people. And weve been able to capture old members we havent seen in a while. Right now, people cant do as much advertising and marketing. The chamber helps them stay within their budget. The most popular reason for joining is networking opportunities and chamber events that suit different tastes and schedules. Some people cant make the breakfast, but they can make the after-5 mixer, Mr. Neer said. Everybody comes to these things with a pocketful of business cards. Thats what its all about: every-bodys exchanging ideas and cards and BY EVAN SEE CHAMBERS, B7 When their advertising budgets dwindled, they said we cant just die on the vine. Don Neer, new membership director of the Naples ChamberSEE POWER POINTS, B5 COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: David Fralick of Alpha Media interviews Swamp Buggy Queen Megan Hoolihan at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Trade Show 2009 at Edison State College. At left Shulas is represented. Naples Chamber eventAnd other networking social events in Lee County. B9 & 10 By the hearthThe Corsenza II model at Treviso offers coastal cottage motif. B11 Leadership Brett Brown is a natural fit as NABOR president. B2


Longtime real estate broker Brett Brown was not supposed to be president of the Naples Area Board of Realtors this year. Even when he initially applied to serve as an officer, he thought hed be turned down, given all of the newer and younger talent that was in the running. I honestly didnt give it much credence, he said. But he was, in fact, given a spot on the board, as treasurer, only to have things quickly change last fall when President-elect Matt Hudson announced his campaign for state representative. Suddenly short a president for 2009, NABOR approached Mr. Brown about taking the position. With more than 25 years of real estate experience and more than two decades serving on various NABOR committees, Mr. Brown was a natural fit. Just look at whats transpired during his nine months in office so far. We have done so much this year, its almost become a joke, he laughed. The biggest coup for Naples was NABORs hosting of the National Association of Realtors Resort and SecondHome Symposium, an event that drew hundreds of Realtors to the area in March for education, entertainment and networking. This is our crowning jewel so far this year, Mr. Brown said. It allowed us to really show off our community. Another exciting item on the agenda, which NABOR hopes to debut in late October, is the unveiling of Currently, the site is a helpful and useful tool for consumers seeking advice about buying or selling property, but the new site promises to provide even more detailed and accurate information about Naples, plus it will filter all information from NABORs Multiple Listing Service over to this site making it very user-friendly for those looking to buy. Yet, even in the midst of all the accomplishments, Mr. Brown continues to tout the enduring relationships and family-atmosphere of NABOR, two aspects he believes are fundamental to the Naples Board. The camaraderie within our board is unparallel, he said. Having been to Florida Realtors meetings, visited boards around the state, and talked with various Board presidents, NABOR always stands out because of its emphasis on getting to know one another. As a longtime agent, Mr. Brown realizes the importance friendship and solidarity, but over the years he has also learned that education is essential, too. When he joined John R. Wood Realtors in 1997, education was encouraged and as such Mr. Brown made a point of earning an accreditation or certification every year. To gain a leadership position with your peers you need to know whats going on not only in your profession but in your community, your city council, your state, he said. But thats not all hes learned. Mr. Brown has gained knowledge and insight at every stage of his career. At VIP Realty Group, where he was given the opportunity to sell and manage, he learned how to effectively work with agents from a management standpoint. I was really able to assist people and help them grow, he said.At Miromar Realty of Southwest Florida, he experienced a more structured, corporate environment offering little interaction with management and no opportunity to help agents. In the early days, working for his father at Lee Collier Corp., developing, selling and managing properties his family had built, he learned how to carry on and manage a project after its completion. Today, hes at Downing-Frye Realty as a Realtor and he has plans to start a consulting business to advise his real estate colleagues on media relations, something he really enjoys. No doubt hes certainly come a long way from his high school days making doughnuts at his parents seven Mr. Donut shops in Fort Wayne, Ind. He even thought doughnuts would be his life, which is why he didnt take college all that seriously and, even though he had all the hours in, he never bothered to get a degree. I thought I would end up running his stores, he said. I never bothered to think I would do anything else. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 BY ALYSIA SHIVERS _________________ashivers@ BUSINESS PROFILE Brett Brown: A natural fit as NABOR president Brett BrownCOURTESY PHOTO Grey Oaks Tuscany Reserve Mediterra Saturnia Lakes LongShore Lakes Park Shore Royal Harbour Tiburon Moorings Bay Colony . is Patrick Dearborns middle name.SoldOlde Cypress Vineyards Indigo Lakes Wilshire lakes Marbella Lakes Lely Olde Naples Aqualine Shores Port RoyalLife is great in NaplesPatrick Dearborn, LLCRealtor/John R. Wood RealtorsMulti Million Dollar Producer - 239-877-4340 mobile Patrick sells the Naples lifestyle.www.iLoveNaplesFLA.comCall Patrick today and let him get your home or condo in Naples SOLD!


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 BUSINESS B3 www.carsmetics.comFORT MYERS(239) 481-4400 NAPLES(239) 596-9494 Come in for a FREE EXACT QUOTE FREE Headlight Restoration w/Repair 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! OFF $ 100 OFF $ 250 MONEY & INVESTINGWith danger constantly lurking around the corner, investors need to have effective tools at their disposal to earn competitive returns while minimizing risk. An excellent tool that allows investors to profit from volatility in the stock market is the covered call. Option strategies are tricky and should be understood clearly before implementing them in a portfolio. For an astute investor, however, the covered call strategy can generate a healthy income stream while establishing a partial hedge on a portion of the portfolio. Assume today is Aug. 15, and company XYZ stock is trading at $24 per share. You own 1,000 shares of XYZ stock, which, at the current price of $24, is worth $24,000. Since you feel that the stock is in the ballpark of its intrinsic value (i.e. what you calculate to be a fair price for the stock), you would not mind selling your XYZ shares at a price of $25. Enter the covered call. There is a call option for company XYZ that expires on the third Friday of November and has a $25 strike price. We refer to this as a November $25 call on company XYZ. One call represents 100 shares of the underlying stock, XYZ. In your brokerage account, you execute Using covered calls to sell higha trade to sell to open 10 November $25 calls. Since someone is willing to pay $1 per call (in this example only actual call prices vary and are in constant flux) and one call equals 100 shares, your brokerage account would receive $1,000 in call premium ($1 multiplied by 1,000, less your brokerage firms commission, which may be about $20) when the trade clears in one day. If XYZ is higher than $25 on the third Friday of November, you would be obligated to sell your 1,000 shares of XYZ for $25 per share, or a total of $25,000. In addition, you would keep the $1,000 in call premium. Remember that XYZ stock is trading today at $24, so your position is only worth $24,000 right now. You would essentially sell your XYZ stock for $26,000, yielding a profit of $2,000 ($2,000 divided by $24,000 equals an 8.3 percent return in three months, or a 33.3 percent annualized return). On the other hand, if XYZ is below $25 by the third Friday of November, you would keep your stock and would no longer be obligated to sell it for $25 per share. You would also keep the $1,000 in call premium. Essentially, you would have generated 4.2 percent in income ($1,000 divided by $24,000) from your XYZ stock for three months, which is a 16.7 percent annualized return. In addition, you would still be eligible to receive dividends on XYZ stock.There are two major risks of selling covered calls: one tends to bother investors more, while the other is a true financial loss. If news comes out that XYZ is going to be bought by ABC for $35 per share, you are committed to sell your XYZ stock for only $25 per share. You still keep your $1 call premium, so you are really selling for $26. However, the other $9 (the difference between $35 and $26), would go to the person who bought the calls from you. This is not that bad of a situation, though. If you expect XYZ to skyrocket to $35, you would not want to cut off your potential upside by selling covered calls. But remember, you calculated that $25 was a fair price and you wanted to be a seller of XYZ stock. Plus, you still earned your $2,000 profit as described above. Worse things have happened to investors. The more troubling situation would be if bad news comes out on XYZ stock and it quickly falls to $15 per share before you have a chance to buy back the covered call and sell the stock. There is no way that anyone will want to exercise their right to buy your stock for $25. You will keep the $1 call premium, but you would also be the proud owner of a $15 stock. In hindsight, you would have been better off selling the stock at $24 instead of selling covered calls. As a seller of covered calls, you can collect higher premiums on more volatile stocks. The source of volatility could be the underlying stock itself or market conditions in general. Either way, volatility benefits you as a seller of covered calls. If you expect that the stock price has overextended itself in the short run, consider selling covered calls to generate income while the stock price consolidates. If the stock continues higher, thats fine, too; in a disciplined way, you methodically sold high. Covered calls are not a magic solution, but they are an important tool available to investors. If you are searching for ways your portfolio can generate income, it would be prudent to learn more about this valuable technique. Frank C. Fontana, CFA, is president of Banyan Asset Management Inc., a registered investment advisor firm. He is currently the president of the CFA Society of Naples, an organization of approximately 90 money managers and securities analysts in Southwest Florida. a c p c a k frank C.FONTANA, CFA


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She also spent 10 years doing estate planning and real estate/business transactions and litigation. Her accounting skills and legal background in real estate and business transactions will play a critical role in the broadening reach of Gardenbleu Landscape Architectures services. A native of Michigan, Mrs. Savenas earned a bachelors degree in geography and elementary education, as well as a masters degree in school administration, from Western Michigan University. She taught for 12 years in Michigan prior to relocating to Naples. Royal Palm Academy is a private Catholic school. Board members and officers for the 20092010 season of Classic Chamber Concerts have been elected and are as follows: Helen Noble, president; Donald Shapiro, immediate past president; Alan Harris and Delores Sorey, vice presidents; Douglas Bracy, treasurer; and Leonard Stagoski secretary. Directors are Hyonja Lee Abrons, Mary Baron, Jeannette Boucher, Yvonne Brandt, Andrea Clark Brown, Judy Castel-Cruz, Marian Dolan, Robert Hicks, Ann Jacobson, Frank Klapperich Jr., K. Patrick Kruchten, Erich Kunzel, Merlin Lickhalter, Gail Rothenberg, Harriet Schley, Joanne Smallwood, Roz Travis and Barbara Vaccaro.Kevin Lewis, CEO of Southwest Florida Addiction Services, has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve on the statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council. The council is charged with conducting a comprehensive analysis of substance abuse in tor of admissions for Royal Palm Academy. She relocated from Ohio to Bonita Springs with her husband and two children in 2005 and is active in the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce and in numerous nonprofit organizations within the community. For the third year in a row, the medical practice of Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida has been named among the Best Doctors in America. The doctors are ophthalmologists and retina specialists Joseph Walker, Glenn Wing, Paul Raskauskas, Tom Ghuman, Ashish G. Sharma and Donald Fletcher. The Best Doctors in America database is compiled by 45,000 members of the medical industry. Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida was founded in 1980 and has offices in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Port Charlotte. The practice specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the retina and vitreous such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other vision-threatening diseases. Joy Savenas has joined the faculty of Royal Palm Academy to teach second grade. Carl J. Barba Jr. has joined BriersCPA as CFO. Mr. Barba has 30 years of executive leadership in multiple industries, including law, retail and manufacturing. His broad finance and operations expertise includes treasury functions, finance and business operations, international finance, SEC regulatory compliance, risk and credit management, technology analysis and implementation, profitability analysis and managing multi-million dollar budgets. He was formerly with Action Coach and Fowler White Boggs, PA in Fort Myers and Nutter McClennen & Fish in Boston.Phil Falzarano has joined John Marazzi Nissan of Naples as Internet sales manager. Mr. Falzarano holds a bachelors degree in finance from the University of Connecticut and brings more than nine years of auto sales experience to the dealership. Nicole Mihelich has been named vice president/branch manager of Encore Banks main offices in Naples, at 3003 Tamiami Trail North. Ms. Mihelich brings 10 years of banking experience to Encore. She most recently was NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 ON THE MOVE Banking Accounting Automotive Health Care Landscape Architecture Primary Education Back to School Supply Drive August 14 September 4Help us make sure that every child in our area has the basic school supplies they need to get the best education possible. Were proud to partner with education foundations in Collier, Lee, Sarasota and Palm Beach counties to collect school supplies for local students in need. To donate, drop o your supplies at any South Florida Fifth Third Bank location. For the one nearest you visit Ask us and well be happy to give you a complete list of needed supplies. Thanks for helping to make a greater education possible for every student in our area. The things we do for our future leaders. The things we do for dreams.SMFifth Third Bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. WE SPECIALIZE IN: FREE CREDIT REPORT Melinda Sweet HAVENT OWNED A HOME IN LAST 3 YEARS? 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While that may be true on some networks, there are local professionals looking to do business and LinkUp with you on LinkedIn. With 40 million users and growing, LinkedIn is one of the most popular professional networking sites in the United States. Local business professionals have partnered with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce to start Naples LinkUp. The purpose of this LinkUp is to help members refresh the personal connection that they have with their online network. It is also meant to help emerging business professionals build their connections. Online networking is not meant to replace human interaction, said Cyndee Woolley of C2 Communications. Social media is meant to enhance relationships. Naples LinkUp will hold its first networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at The Mercato, with a drink specials and door prizes at The Pub, AZN and Piola. For more information and to register, visit Local cell phone retailer joins national franchiseOscom Communication of Naples has become Wireless Zone, making it part of the nations largest exclusive carrier and retailer of Verizon Wireless products and services. While the retailers name has changed, the owner, Bruce Capobianco, is the same, as well as his experienced team of sales consultants. By joining the franchise, the support it provides allows me more time to focus on improving the overall experience for my customers, said Mr. Capobianco, in response to the growing demand for top-notch wireless technology in the Naples community. The store will reopen under the Wireless Zone name at 7207 Radio Road, Naples, at the corner of Santa Barbara and Radio Roads in the Berkshire Commons Shopping Plaza next to Publix. Sassy Cakes Web site debutsTheres a slice of happiness and a source for smiles when you visit www. The site, making its online debut, gives visitors a tantalizing preview of the flavorful experiences they can choose when enjoying any of Sassy Cakes inventive and original cupcake flavors. Cupcakes are a time-honored treat, said Bayah Harrison, co-owner of Sassy Cakes Inc. We created the site to showcase our cake flavors and icings, which are made from all-natural ingredients. Visitors to the site can also get the latest news, including new flavor offerings, and what flavors they can anticipate during the stores hours each week. For more information, call 687-5100. Sassy Cakes is located at 2550 Goodlette Road North, Suite 2 in Naples. ULI to discuss future of master planned communitiesThe Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council will host a breakfast program titled What is the Future of Master Planned Communities in Southwest Florida? on Thursday, Sept. 24. The meeting will be held at the Village Walk community clubhouse in Bonita Springs. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., with the presentation starting at 8:30 a.m. The guest speakers will include John Gleeson, of Gleeson Real Estate Consulting; Kathy Cecilian, president of Cecilian Worldwide; and Al Kinkle, of the Lexington Country Club and CMAA. These industry experts will explore each of their respective areas of knowledge and a panel discussion will be moderated by Brian Yonaley of Pulte Homes. Topics will include the fundamental changes that are occurring in masterplanned communities throughout Southwest Florida as a result of the severe economic downturn and how communities can best position themselves for the future by offering the lifestyle amenities and pricing that are most important to buyers. The greening initiative and other important topics also will be discussed. The cost is $15 for ULI members, $20 for non-members, $10 for young leaders, $10 for government members and $10 for students. For more information or to register, call the ULI Southwest Florida District Council at 1-800-321-5011 and mention code 8118-1001. The Urban Land Institute is a nonpartisan research and educational institute directed by its members and supported by dues. For more information, visit www. BUSINESS BRIEFS way, the print option is also available. Of course, Mr. Desiano and Mr. Sexton still think the word coupon makes people cringe, which is why they call advertisers deals savings posts. To find the savings posts on the site, a consumer simply enters a ZIP code and up pops all the deals available in that area. Theres no registering and no signing up. To send a deal to your cell phone, click on the text icon and within seconds it transfers to your phone. From a merchant perspective, is a convenient way to advertise happy hours, lunch and dinner specials and discounted services. Plus the site allows merchants to post some general information about the business and a map points consumers to their location. Currently about 60 Naples merchants advertise on the site and Mr. Desiano and Mr. Sexton are branching out into the Fort Myers and Bonita Springs markets. They also plan to take this statewide and nationwide expanding into New York, Tennessee and California so that when you are traveling you can visit the site for deals in those locations. If you text message via your cell phone, you are just seconds away from discounting in Southwest Florida, Mr. Desiano said. POWERPOINTSFrom page 1

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 Social Media Series Session No. 3: Twitter This third in a series of four sessions concerning social media will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. until noon at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce building, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Each session covers a different topic; you did not have to attend the previous sessions to attend. Register online at Chamber of Commerce: Naples LinkUp is Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Pub, AZN, and Piola at The Mercato. This is not just another networking event. Join this progressive group of business people who are eager to meet new people and build referral relationships. This free event is cosponsored with the Naples LinkedIn group. Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting Sept. 25) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (next meeting Sept. 10) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance. www. 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. 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. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224. Goal Setters Business Network International holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. For information, call Lola Moore at 3983006 or Kelly Salmons at 597-0787. The next meeting of the Collier County Womens Bar Association is noon Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Northern Trust Community Room, 4001 Tamiami Trail N. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Jerry Ross, executive director of the Disney Entrepreneur Center, with Tactics for Touch Times, from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Embassy Suites in Estero. Registration is $20 by Oct. 18 and $30 after that. Call 992-2943 or visit www.Bonita BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Most home buyers opt for 30-year mortgages, and that can make a lot of sense for many people. But dont do so without considering a 15-year one. With a 15-year mortgage, youll enjoy a lower interest rate, will pay less in interest over the life of the loan and will build equity faster. 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Mr. Neer said the most significant change is that many of the new members are actually old businesses, forced to look for fresh networking and advertising opportunities because of the recession. Pat Hart, of H&R Drapery in Naples, said the chance for networking opportunities played a part in her decision this summer to join the Greater Naples Chamber. She and her husband have owned the business for eight years. Actually, we won a free membership, she said. But Id been thinking of joining. During this recessionary time its more and more important to network. She added, The chamber is working hand in hand with Collier economic developments, so that really broadens the spectrum of services. Its a lot bigger than I thought it was, to be honest. I was surprised at how active it is and how many members they have. The Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce in Lee County, which has 350 members, has seen the trend as well. We have seen an increase in the number of people that are looking for the opportunity to network and do things a little bit differently, said Joseph Whalen, CEO of the Lehigh Chamber. For some time, for every member we lost we were picking one up. Now for every member that goes out of business, were picking two or three up. Because of the new growth, the Lehigh Chamber is moving to bigger offices in October. But Mr. Whalen attributes that to steady growth over a number of years. The Lehigh chamber gained 10 members in July. That was the first (month) in quite some time to hit double digits, Mr. Whalen said. There are at least 135 chambers of commerce in Florida. Most of them, including the ones in this article, are nonprofit groups. They raise awareness about laws and issues that affect the community and promote business growth in many ways, including seminars and social gatherings. Those perks are attractive, especially during a downturn. When people are flush with clients and prospects, sometimes they dont feel the need to interact with other businesses in the community, said Fort Myers Chamber Director Ms. Mudgett. When business is a little bit slower, the effects of networking and getting to build relationships with other people comes to mind quicker. Its one of the ways people can improve on their business.Immokalee and Hispanic ChambersRichard Rice runs the Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce in Immokalee with the help of two part-time workers. He has about 200 members. New ones are grateful for his help during the recession. When somebody comes to Immokalee, Rick (Rice) will go out of his way to help, said Edrick Paul, owner of Cebien Haitian Baker Inc. on First Street in Immokalee. They always tried to find a place we could place our bakery. If I needed financing, they would help me with local banks. He opened the business, two blocks from a large casino, just over a year ago with his wife, Marie Capita. Mr. Paul said his bakery is doing well. Most mornings he delivers bread to Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral. One of his specialties is swordfish cooked in a pastry. I cant complain because its paying the bills, he said. At this time, if you can find a business that pays the bills, thats a good business. Mr. Rice said his Eastern Collier Chamber lost 50 members this year because of the economy. Weve seen some new members coming in. Its not a total wash. Some of it is being offset (by new membership), he said. Chambers of commerce often reflect the businesses found in a town, county or region. Although Mr. Rice said the Eastern Collier Chamber is a fairly good representation of the business in Immokalee, he added, We probably fall a little bit short in Hispanic or Latin-owned business. I think thats probably typical. Its just harder to reach them. They have a little bit harder time understanding how they can benefit. The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber, which is at 395 members and growing, aims to bridge that gap. Were a bridge between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic community, said Hispanic Chamber President Ms. Culbertson. A lot of Hispanics may not understand what the chamber is for, or may not believe they need to be involved with a chamber. We help Hispanics integrate themselves into other communities. When other communities interact with us they also learn about Hispanic culture. Part of the recent wave of growth is due to people looking for networking opportunities in the downturn, she said. Some of the growth has been due to a change in leadership at the chamber this year. Chambers of commerce are always evolving, said Ms. Mudgett, the Fort Myers Chamber director. If theyre going to survive and grow, they have to make changes based on whats happening in that community. (We) provide services and products that are going to help members through good times and not-so-good times. J. Mitchell Haley, owner of Haley Advertising & Marketing in Fort Myers, rejoined his own local chamber for personal and professional reasons. Personally, I think its all about community, he said. I actually just rejoined (the Fort Myers Chamber) after being away for several years. The friendship, camaraderie and networking were all very important. CHAMBERSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSGames and smiles were for the taking at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Trade Show 2009 at Edison State College.


FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 The deadline is approaching to submit applications for the 15th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award. Owners of small businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success are invited to apply by Monday, Sept. 14. Oswald Trippe and Company Inc. is coordinating and sponsoring 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 companies that meet the following criteria: For-profit business; Operating under the same ownership for at least three years with principal office located in Lee, Collier or Charlotte County; Employs five to 400 people; and Has overcome adversity to achieve success. 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 Independent judges will select one Lee, Collier or Charlotte County business from the field of applicants to receive the 2009 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award. The winner will be recognized Thursday, Nov. 5, during a luncheon ceremony at Harborside Event Center, located at 1375 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Todd Huston, who as a teenager survived a boating accident and leg amputation to become the only disabled athlete to hold a world record in an able-bodied sport, climbing to the highest elevations in all 50 states in 66 days and shattering the original record by 35 days. Recent winners demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed and saw obstacles as opportunities: The Indigo Room (2008); LeeSar Healthtrust Partners and Media Vista Corporation (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).Founded in 1982, Oswald Trippe and Company is the largest employee-owned insurance agency in Southwest Florida. For more information, visit Application deadline approaches for annual Blue Chip Business Award Everlasting EverlastingPermanent Cosmeticsby Anna Permanent CosmeticsDare to be Beautiful! before afterI never thought I needed my eyebrows done, but after I did, I cant believe I waited so long! Natural and virtually painless. Now, I want to do it all! Free Eyeliner(upper or lower)with Brow enhancement


The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Trade Show 2009at Edison State CollegeNETWORKING NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 BUSINESS B9 Sandi Colliflower and Kelly Lauman Jim Chittick and Katie Sigler Marci Seamples and Bob Murray Lee West and Jennifer Ramirez Cindy Dobyns and Diana Murray Chip Salter and Nicole Angelo Thomas Donahue, Cesar Fernandez, Andy Laubscher and Lisa Vinciguerra J. Robert Nancy Joseph Brett Nesbit and Renee Nesbit Carol Verville, Vojkan Dimitrijevic and Ruth NichollsPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 Spankys Speakeasy celebrates 25 years The Interior Design Society at the Steinway Piano GalleryLois Evans, Janie Alander and Mercedes Michele Longo and Janis Hopkins Janie Alander, Kristien Velez and Denise Gulierrez Tony Robbins and Beth Ann Tuyls Sal and Gail Bob Jones and Beverly Carney Kaylee, Kalynn and Marcel Dorrie Visser and Jinx McDonaldNETWORKING TAUNA SCHOTT / FLORIDA WEEKLY TAUNA SCHOTT / FLORIDA WEEKLYWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@


Vogue Interiors has teamed up with an east coast design firm to offer builders and developers a fresh way to market their empty condos and homes with a new line that provides a lifestyle approach to interior design. Vogue Interiors is the exclusive representative on Floridas west coast offering Tui Lifestyle, a line of interior furnishings designed by internationally acclaimed designer Tui Pranich. Tui Lifestyle is a concept that creates a complete setting assembling furniture, art, appliances, electronics, kitchen ware, dinner ware, linens and accessories perfect for a oneor two-bedroom condo or villa, said Debbie DeMaria, ASID, president of Vogue, a Bonita Springsbased company with offices in Panama City, Republic of Panama. Even the flatscreen TV is included. Vogue Interiors can also supplement the furnishings available through Tui Lifestyle with custom window treatments and personalized accessories. According to Ms. DeMaria, Pranich conceived the idea for the Tui Lifestyles line in response to the slumping real estate market on Floridas east coast. Pranich recognized that showing a home completely furnished increases the potential that the home will sell, Ms. DeMaria said, noting that Tui Lifestyle is already being used to market several luxury condominiums in Miami. Competition is tough, especially in the condominium market, on the west coast of Florida as well as the east coast. In late July, there were 4,129 condominiums listed on Sunshine MLS for sale just in Naples. One hundred and thirty-seven were in buildings constructed in 2008 or 2009. That may not include all new construction marketed by the builder. Add in the competition in the Bonita/Estero market, with 1,184 active condominium listings, and you know you have to do something special to get buyers attention. Traditionally, builders have offered one or two designer-furnished models, but those often come with a high price tag, an expense many builders no longer wish to bear. The Tui Lifestyle vignettes include the high style, detail and quality characteristic of professionally designed spaces, but come at a price made affordable by access to a large quantity of inventory. Because the furnishings have been assembled in the Tui Lifestyle warehouse on Floridas east coast, delivery and set-up can be accomplished in less than a week. Price, speed of delivery and professional set-up are real advantages for builders and developers, Ms. DeMaria said. Builders and developers can present a Vogue Interiors offers solutions for sluggish salesREAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11 The master suite has a wall with yellow and white cabana stripes. Blue pendant lamps make a bright splash over the kitchen bar. The outdoor fireplace presents a perfect place for conversation. Vogue Interiors Tui Lifestlye offers a sophisticated, contemporary living room. The bedroom of Vogues Tui Lifestyle line includes furniture, accessories and top-line linens.COURTESY PHOTOSCorsenza II model at Treviso offers coastal cottage motifTreviso Bay boasts an environment that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living. The 1,050-acre community, located next to the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, features colorfully landscaped parkways, fountains, numerous lakes and elegant residences. The Corsenza II model residence by R&D Companies is an ideal haven for fullor part-time residents. This four-bedroom Grand Villa home is in the communitys Italia neighborhood. Faith Fix of Freestyle Interiors designed the Corsenza II in an inviting Coastal Cottage Reinvented motif. The Corsenza IIs cottage feel is apparent upon entry to the foyer. Oversized white columns with paneling detail, a picket pattern overhead and a soaring two-story bead board ceiling all evoke images of a getaway by the sea. The shell-stone floors and honey yellow walls contribute to the cheerful ambiance. The great room provides a view of a lanai that includes a fireplace with driftwood accents and a boat-like backdrop on the mantle. The covered fireplace and outdoor kitchen area has a shell-stone deck that flows from the interior flooring. The outdoor kitchen includes a cook-top and white iron bar stools. The pool tiles are a combination of shades of blue and turquoise with a raised-stone hot tub. Off the dining room is a kitchen done in a creamy-tone bead board with a browntone glazing. The kitchen includes Wolf cooking appliances and a SubZero refrigerator/freezer. The study in the Corsenza II has an unfinished pine floor and soft lime-green grass-cloth walls. A large white cabana-stripe over yellow is featured on the headboard wall of the master suite. A walk-in closet with an oval SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYwindow is located in the hall leading to the master bath. The tub deck features a bead board facing and is placed in front of an oversized Kohler shower with multiple electronic shower heads. Granite counters over the vanities, driftwood mirrors and a turquoiseand cream-toned wallpaper complete the beach cottage look. The additional bedrooms include a twin bedroom off the foyer done in yellow with a whitewashed wicker bed. The second guest room has midnight-blue trim that complements the beds blue and white pattern upholstered headboard and eyelet bedspread. A bathroom with tile that mimics wood is a highlight of the third guest bedroom. The bedroom has a king-size bed with a carved washed white headboard. Cleanlined driftwood color chests serve as nightstands. The centerpiece of the Treviso Bay community is Southwest Floridas only PGA Tour Tournament Players Club golf course. Designed by Arthur Hills, the 7,367-yard par 72 course is home of the PGA Tours Champions Tour ACE Group Classic. Treviso Bay offers residences by a collection of preferred builders offering an assortment of architectural and square footage options. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. Realtors is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of Treviso Bay. Treviso Bay is being developed by Wisconsin-based V.K. Development Corp., owned by the Kuttemperoor family. The organization specializes in designing and creating unique master planned communities and other residential and commercial developments. Visit the Treviso Bay Sales Center at 9004 Tamiami Trail in Naples, call tollfree at 877-643-1476 or go to www. SEE VOGUE, B14




D e N om m My Mission...To exceed your expectations using the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality, while tirelessly pursuing your best interests. utilizing talent, competency and an unwavering work ethic to achieve the best results for your next Real Estate Transaction.www.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com239.404.7787MichelleDeNommeyour fine home specialist REALTOR. An independently owned and operated member of e Prudential Real Estate A liates, Inc. Prudential is a service mark of e Prudential Insurance Company of America. Equal Housing Opportunity. Discover limitless possibilities; contact me today! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 REAL ESTATE B13 The International Design Center in Estero and the Robb & Stucky showroom in Naples invite the public to free seminars about design tips and trends. The September lineup is as follows: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at Robb & Stucky Interiors, 2777 Tamimia Trail N., Enlightening Design Design consultant Eva Thomas will discuss the latest trends in lighting and show how to bring new applications of general, ambient, task and mood lighting to your home. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Robb & Stucky Patio, 2840 Tamiami Trail N., Fun in the Sun: The Latest Trends for Your Patio As the summer season comes to a close, the lovely weather of autumn in Florida is just beginning. Design consultant Melissa Shannehan and Brown Jordan representative Miles Fenn will discuss how to incorporate the latest patio trends into your Florida lifestyle. 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Robb & Stucky Interiors, Bed Head: Stunning Headboard Designs Whether in a master suite or a guest room, headboards can create a dramatic focal point in the bedroom. Design consultant Mary Beth Binkley-Gill will demonstrate innovative ways to design a headboard from fabric, paint or with an accessory. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the IDC, Feng Shui for New Beginnings Sarasota design professional Jeannie Bloomfield will help participants discover fresh ways to support new beginnings. A personal feng shui consultation and other gifts will be raffled off. 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Robb & Stucky Interiors, Core dcor Furniture Must-Haves Design consultant Sheila Doud will outline the essential, timeless furniture pieces to create a strong foundation in your living room, bedroom and dining room. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the IDC, Tricking the Eye with Trompe-loeil Techniques Trompe-loeil fools the eye and adds realism to wall or mural art. See a demonstration of techniques, including color theory and the basics of light and shadow, along with a slide presentation by faux art expert Art Morehead. 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Robb & Stucky Interiors, From Napkin Folding to Dining Details The holiday season is just around the corner, which means entertaining at home with family dinners and friendly cocktail parties. Design consultants Merrlis Weed and Gail Kappotis will discuss how to entertain your guests in Robb & Stucky fashion. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the IDC, Staging and Rearranging Small Changes for Big Results A flair for design is helpful but not necessary as you learn tips for making small changes to give your home or office a whole new appearance. This concept is especially helpful for those who have a limited budget yet want a fresh look, or for those who need to stage a home for sale. Ellen Police and Sandy Davis of Pierre Deux will introduce the program, and several design professionals will provide additional resources. For more information about programs at Robb & Stucky, call 261-3969, ext. 7000. Seminars are free, but reservations are requested. For more information about events at the IDC, call 390-5111 or visit www. The IDC is located on Corkscrew Road in Estero across from Miromar Outlets. Design center, Robb & Stucky host seminarsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTODramatic headboard treatments will be the subject of a Sept. 10 seminar at Robb & Stucky.

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 -SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOS-SOSAzzurro Condominiums SEALED OFFER SALE!!One Weekend Only... October 10 & 11Buyers must come with a $5,000 Bank Check and their offer to purchase an Azzurro Condo in a sealed envelope.Buyers must be able to purchase on an all cash basis or have a pre-qualication letter from their lender. Acceptance of a Qualied Offer to Purchase is subject to the Seller and Sellers lender approval. Acceptance of Offer to Purchase is expressly conditioned on purchasers ability to close within 30 days. Living Originally Sold for $1.2 Million Call me and register to search MLS listings on your own 239-849-2767 The Realtor who is Recommended by Her Clients www.BevCzachor.comBeverly Czachor brendabergin@earthlink.netBrenda Bergin, Realtor Boating, Beach or Golf? Oyster Bay, 1165 Clam Ct. #6 Boat dock is included in this spacious waterfront condo. No membership or docking fees. Unique 2 story oor plan just minutes from 5th Ave. and the beautiful Naples Beaches. $434,000 REDUCED! Vanderbilt Towers, 1 Bluebill Ave.Walk to the Vanderbilt Beach from this beautiful, totally renovated condo. Over $110,000 spent on redesign and professional decorating. The open oor plan makes this unit seem much larger than it is and what a great location! The beach is just steps away.$490,000 21300 Lancaster Run, #916 Stoneybrook, Play golf without the high fees. 1st floor, 2 plus den condo with lake views. Just reduced to$164,900 VOGUEFrom page B11unified, professionally decorated condominium or home for a fraction of the cost of individually priced pieces. Tui Lifestlye is more of a designer-oriented approach than furnishing packages and emphasizes a contemporary urban style. As an incentive to buyers, a condominium may economically be offered as move-in ready complete with linens and kitchen ware. The furnishing packages can also be used if the builder decides to rent out a unit to offset expenses. The bedroom settings can easily be adapted to accommodate a boutique hotel or to refurbish an existing hotel and common areas, offering solutions for yet another facet of the real estate market. Vogue Interiors has been in business for 30 years, Ms. DeMaria said. We recognize that success depends upon being able to evolve to meet the needs of the times. Our association with Tui Lifestyle is providing us with the opportunity to re-invent the interior design business on this coast and to provide our clients with access to a new concept. This endeavor will supplement our custom interior design services. Vogue Interiors has also made the Tui Lifestyle line available to the companys Panama clients, with delivery offered in a fraction of the time available through other avenues. This line is perfect for our clients in Panama, Ms. DeMaria said. The quality of the furnishings and the diversification cannot be matched by what is currently available in that market. The quality is top line, but the quantity in the warehouse makes it affordable. This provides buyers with an opportunity to take advantage of the Lifestyle pricing, while still creating their own personal environment, Ms. DeMaria said. Corporate offices for Vogue Interiors are located on U.S. 41 at 24520 Production Circle, Suite 5, in Bonita Springs. Founded in 1979, Vogue Interiors has earned numerous national, regional and local awards, including numerous Aurora Awards, the highest award presented by the 12-state Southeast Builders Conference. The company has been recognized for Designs of Distinction by Naples Illustrated. Vogue Interiors provides design services and model merchandising to residential and commercial clients in the United States and overseas. For more information, visit


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premier THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 OLD NAPLES & SURROUNDS NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM AQUALANE SHORES Cypress walls, 3BRs, authentic keystone replaces, granite kitchen, covered, cut-in boat slip and 135 on water. $3,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529AQUALANE SHORES New construction waterfront home! Spacious rooms, 6 BRs, intricate ceiling detail, formal and casual living areas. $5,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741AQUALANE SHORES Views of Naples Bay! No bridges to Gulf, 7,370+ total SF, 5BRs, den, media room. Pool, 2 boat lifts & 3-car garage. $5,500,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939AQUALANE SHORES AREA Sizable lot w/magnicent Gulf views. Walk to Naples Pier & 3rd Street from this charming home. Being sold as is. $8,300,000 | Richard G. Prebish II | 357-6628 ROYAL HARBOR Bermuda-style 4 bedroom + den, 4.5 bath home. Coral stone replace, hazelnut wood oors, & elevator. 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Beautifully landscaped oversized courtyard with heated pool & spa. Two-car garage. $1,250,000 | Bill Van Arsdale/Celine Van Arsdale | 641-6164OLD NAPLES LAS DUNAS Three blocks to beach. Townhome with 4 bedrooms, study, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, private courtyard with pool. $1,395,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474OLD NAPLES A classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is. $1,500,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES VILLA Over 2,100 SF of living area, 3 bedroom plus den in the downtown historical area! Heated pool, 4.5 blocks to beach. $999,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES COLONNADE ON 5TH Spacious & lovely oor plan w/2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, & hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 OLD NAPLES SUNTIDE ON TENTH Light, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor. $595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BA Y RESORT THE HOTEL #342 Top oor 2 BR 2 BA villa suite with southern exposure. Private corner porch with marina view T urnkey furnished. $785,000 | Michelle Thomas/Cathy Owen | 642-2222 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BA Y RESORT THE HOTEL #244 Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom with an expanded patio and Southern exposure. Marina views. $895,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119 ROY AL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES VARESE #1601 Custom, like new 3BR/3BA en suite plus 1/2 bath. Large built-in spa on terrace overlooking personal dock & canal. $929,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949815 21st Avenue SouthDirect Gulf access. Building site 1 lot from Naples Bay. Deep-water, approx. 80 dock, covered slip & boat house.$2,795,000 | Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 Condominiums/Villas NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL 1500 5th Ave. South #A322Top oor, corner 2 bedroom. Sunset city/ bay/docks views! Owners can occupy alternate months to generate income.$595,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879THE PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #20Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy.$499,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #102One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile & turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed.$399,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd Street South #204Beautifully renovated, turnkey furnished 2 BR. New appliances, tile, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry! Walk to beach.$398,000 | Mary Yon | 572-3274BEAUMER 803 River Point Drive #307-BTotally and beautifully updated two bedroom furnished residence. Awesome kitchen, tile oors, & updated bathroom.$299,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203TOWN MANOR 1021 3rd Street South #104Walk to beach, dining & shops. Bright corner 2 BR/2BA, 1st oor residence. Co-op w/ land lease. Turnkey furnished.$265,000 | Judy Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle/Linda Perry | 261-6161VILLAGE GREEN EVERGLADES CLUB 661 12th Avenue South #661Two bedroom, 1.5 bath residence situated close to downtown historic Old Naples. Turnkey furnished. 55+.$175,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 Lots/Boat Slips SEAPORT 1001 10th Avenue South BS #21On Naples Bay. Gated live-aboard oating dock. Approximately 70 x 18, 60foot nger pier. Walk to downtown.$425,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654NAPLES BAY RESORT 1480 5th Avenue South BS #B-43What a value for a 40 dock! Marina w/hotel & shops, Yacht Club, & Private Club with spa. No bridges to the Gulf.$295,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-74201571 Bonita LaneExciting opportunity to build a home of your dreams on this vacant lot. Waterway views from backyard.$699,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420FOUR WINDS 1140 Little Neck Court #D-34Enjoy the view from this 2nd oor, 3-bedroom condominium directly on Naples Bay. Includes a 26 boat dock.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654FOUR WINDS 1200 Blue Point Avenue #A-2Lovely view from waterway to bay, 3BRs, renovated/expanded kitchen, granite counters & breakfast bar. New A/C.$399,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654SANDPIPER BAY CLUB 3011 Sandpiper Bay Circle #205Overlooking a lush, tropical nature preserve. Only minutes to downtown Naples and Gulf beaches! Updated kitchen.$160,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411MARINA COVE 5060 Yacht Harbor Circle #201Model condition 2BR+den w/2-car garage. End location, lake view, near pool. Guardgated golf & boating community.$385,000 | Patrick ODonnell/Phyllis ODonnell | 250-3360 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THERESIDENCES Luxury living with a waterfront address. First-class amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. Walk to 5th Avenue South for shopping and dining. #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3BR/3.5BA. Private elevator, 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3BR/3.5BA waterfront home. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-305 Naples Bay vistas, 3BRs/3.5BAs, marble entry, wood oors, 10 ceilings. $1,725,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-209 Custom villa. Wood ooring, chiseled marble, replace, 3BRs plus den. $1,995,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-201 Custom-painted 3BR plus den, 3.5BA spacious oor plan. Marble and wood oors. $2,750,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 WINDSTAR ROYALHARBOR AQUALANESHORES ROYALHARBORAREA OLDNAPLES OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT Bayside Mediterranean Village. Nicely appointed residences, enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history.#2202 Two bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $425,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2 bedroom condominium awaits your decorative style. T en-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $485,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. Turnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 #4401 Sophisticated residence with granite, stainless appliances, and wood oors. $395,000 | Virginia Wilson/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 #5504 Stunning residence with furnishings, crown moulding and lovely sunsets from the west facing lanai. $594,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 #2503 Beautifully decorated 2BR/2BA condominium in an upscale waterfront community. W alk to downtown. Docks available. $440,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 OLDNAPLES Condominiums/Villas 195 Central AvenueOnly 1.5 blocks to beach & a short stroll to 5th Ave. shopping & dining. Lot is 76 X 150 w/a total of 11,500 SF.$1,395,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL #314 Luxury resort nestled on Naples Bay. Southern exposure view of marina. Spa, tennis, marina, & yacht club. $769,000 | Fred Alter | 269-4123 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE HOTEL #360 Brand new waterfront resort, 2BR/2BA hotel condominium with upscale furnishings. First class amenities. Turnkey. $629,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 ROYAL HARBOR Over 4,600 total SF and 4 bedrooms, 142 of seawall, large dock and 2-boat lifts. Direct access to the Gulf (no bridges). $1,200,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 AQUALANE SHORES AQUALANE MANOR #C Carefree 2BR/2BA. Walk to Gulf beaches and shopping. Deeded covered boat slip with lift. Turnkey furnished. $799,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OPEN SUN.1-4 KEVIN RATHBURN HOSTS


NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES & BEACHFRONT premier NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM 20TH AVENUE SOUTH tOne block to the beach! Built in 2008. Over 5,300 A/C sq. ft., four bedrooms plus den and bonus lounge. Heated pool and spa. $4,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-42318THAVENUESOUTH tPrime Beach Block property 47 and 67-8th Avenue South. Three meticulously renovated cottages. Furnished with exceptions. $4,995,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513GULF SHORE BLVD. SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier & walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331BROAD AVENUE SOUTH tCharming beachfront home with guest house circa 1901 has been completely renovated with upscale, modern amenities. Secluded pool area, wonderful Gulf views. $8,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 14TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo-story, 4 BR home with den/ofce. Hardwood oors, brick replace, elevator, granite, and summer kitchen. $3,395,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894GORDON DRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each w/ private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,495,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423115TH AVENUE SOUTH tTwo blocks to Gulf! 4BR + den, 5.5BA Bermuda-style home. Saturnia oors, tray ceilings, replace & pool/spa. $3,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-74204TH AVENUE NORTH tCustom-built in 2006, fully furnished, 2 blocks to beach. Over 4,700 SF of living area, 5BR+den, heated pool/spa. $3,595,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 GULF SHORE BLVD. NORTH tOver acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing 3BR cottage surrounded by landscaping. $2,395,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584SANDY CAY tClose to beach & 5th Avenue shops. Five BR, 5.5 BA w/ family room, private elevator, replace, & built-in cabinets. $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-24242ND AVENUE SOUTH tSpanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen. $2,795,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741GARDENTERRACE tElegant and innovative new construction on a beautiful street. Steps from the beach. Private outdoor pool and spa. $2,995,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 BEACHBUNGALOWS tIn the center of downtown, this villa has over 2,500 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths. Heated pool. $1,990,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663RIDGELAKE tBuilt on 200 x 104 homesite with three separate dining & lounging areas. Private pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond. $1,999,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741VILLASESCALANTE t#C-6 This villa has 3,881 SF, 3 BRs, 3.5 BAs and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator & 2-car garage. A Christies Great Estates Property. $2,195,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PALM CIRCLEWEST tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, 3 bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 7TH STREET SOUTH tExpansive 2-story living room, wraparound porch, oak oors, 3 bedrooms, and outdoor living area. Furnished. $1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-089411TH AVENUE SOUTH tContributing structure in National Register Historic District. Two-story cottage; heart pine oors, & guest house. $1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-242414TH AVENUE SOUTH tGulf, beaches, sunsets, and Pier are just steps away. Lofted, paneled ceilings, open decks, 3 bedrooms and 4 baths. $1,880,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235PALM CIRCLEWEST tCustom-built home with 4BRs, 5BAs, den & reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool. $1,899,999 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 780FIFTHAVENUESOUTH CONDOMINIUM t #307 This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has high ceilings, 2 skylights, and beautifully detailed mouldings. Completely furnished. $975,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161677 BOUGAINVILLEA ROAD tNear beach! Now $200,000 off in-season pricing. Lakefront 3BR/3BA home. Separate entrance to in-law/guest suite. $990,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235CATELENA tLush tropical landscaping wraps corner condominium built in 2004 in privacy. Two bedrooms plus den. Well-appointed. $1,295,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-423113TH AVENUE SOUTH tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,495,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 Single Family Homes 520 9th AvenueSouthInspired by Addison Mizner design, 3 bedroom plus den, 4 bath home being built. Cypress ceiling, stone, pool/spa.$2,495,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 Condominiums/Villas VILLASVERONA 259 4th AvenueSouth #103Two blocks to the beach & 1 block to 5th Ave. S. Two bedrooms plus den, private heated pool/spa and 2 lanai areas.$1,350,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231TIFFANY COURT 1071 8th StreetSouth #202Second oor, 3 bedroom to include new carpet, crown mouldings & baseboards. Bathrooms updated with tile & marble.$669,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513NAPLESBAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 975 Sandpiper Street #A-104 Beautiful decorator furnished 2BR/2BA condominium. Resort amenities. Near shops, dining, and beach. Weekly rentals.$600,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176WHARFSIDE 830 RiverPointDrive #4Situated on Naples Bay! Sunsets and long water views! Recently updated 3 bedroom townhouse. 30 boat dock included.$490,000 | Julie Rembos/Paula Sims | 262-6600 Lots LAKEVIEWTERRACE 300 5th AvenueSouthUnique site 1/2 block off 5th Ave. S., 3 blocks to beach. PUD approved for 10 condominiums, zoning is in place.$3,900,000 | Paige Reddick | 239-272-5767PARLAVILLE 355 4th AvenueSouthMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches.$3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741175SouthLakeDriveSerene lakefront property just 3 houses from beach. Exceptionally large Alligator Lake lot is a rare offering.$3,395,000 | Linda Sonders | 860-0119205SouthLakeDriveMagnicent views of Alligator Lake from this secluded half acre lot. Close to the beach & 5th Ave. S. and 3rd St. S.$2,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 LUXURYBEACHFRONTLIVING Lots Condominiums/Villas 81GulfShoreBlvd.SouthHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. One block to Gulf. Plans for a 4BR Stofft Cooney design available.$2,175,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OPEN SUN. 1-4 JAN MARTINDALE HOSTS BAY COLONY REMINGTON t#PH-2104 Breathtaking panoramic Gulf views! Contemporary elegance, approx. 6,400 A/C SF, 4BR, rooftop cabana/spa. Furnished. $9,499,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520 MARCOISLAND CAPEMARCO BELIZE t#PH-2102 This penthouse has stunning views with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, library and over 4,765 SF. Decorator nished. A Christies Great Estates Property. $3,250,000 | Natalie Kirstein/ML Meade | 784-0491 MARCOISLAND CAPEMARCO VERACRUZ t#2201 Over 4,700 sq. ft. A/C! Expansive beach views, luxurious 4BR/4.5BA. Gated Gulffront community w/fabulous amenities. $3,200,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 BAREFOOTBEACH BAYFRONTGARDENS tStunning home with bay views, pool/spa, boat dock and lift, two gourmet kitchens, three guest suites, and three-car garage. $2,595,000 | Cynthia Joannou | 273-0666 PARKSHORE ARIA t#605 Wonderful Gulf, Bay and City views from this 6th oor residence. Three bedrooms, granite countertops and three terraces. $2,495,000 | Polly Himmel | 290-3910 BAY COLONY CONTESSA t#603 BEACHFRONT Exquisitely remodeled 3BR/3BA. Gulf views! Convertible Jaguar INCLUDED if under contract by 7/1/09. $2,295,000 | Leah D. Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899 PARKSHORE PARKPLAZA t#400 This condominium lives like a Beach House w/NW Gulf views! Over 3,000 SF living area, resort living at its best. $1,397,000 | Susan Barton | 860-1412 MOORINGS INDIES WEST t#A-4 TOES IN THE SAND EXPERIENCE! One-of-akind 2 bedroom villa-style home. Protected marina with direct access docks. $1,100,000 Adrienne Young/Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea | 261-6200 985 7th StreetSouthBright and fresh, 3 bedroom + den, 3 bath multi-level villa. Private soaking pool with water features, private garage and more. Walking distance to 3rd Street and 5th Ave. South.$795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 NEW LISTING


41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road M Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. >$900,00017 OLD NAPLES 677 Bougainvillea Road $990,000 Premier Properties Jan Martindale 896-0360 18 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 $995,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 5950544 >$1,000,00019 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7698 Santa Margherita Way $1,149,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7845552 20 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE 10951 Gulfshore Drive #1403 $1,259,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562 21 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1580 Marsh Wren Lane $1,595,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 22 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5>$2,000,00023 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA 458 11th Avenue South $2,150,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$3,000,00024 OLD NAPLES 1355 Gordon Drive $3,495,000 Premier Properties Mitch/ Sandi Williams 370-8879 >$5,000,00025 PORT ROYAL 2550 Lantern Lane $5,950,000 Premier Properties Celine Van Arsdale 641-6164 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 16 18 1 20 22 23 25 24 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$300,0001 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the $300s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 2 PELICAN BAY GLENCOVE 5807 Glencove Drive #808 $395,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler/Julie Rembos 4046460 >$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat./Sun. 1-4 4 MOORINGS HARBORSIDE GARDENS 3400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #M6 $419,000 Premier Properties Keith Alexander 250-5156 5 ANCHORAGE 12945 Vanderbilt Dr. #306 $419,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 6 OYSTER BAY 1165 Clam Ct. #6 $434,000 Downing Frye Brenda Bergin 239-248-7284 >$500,0007 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $500s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 8 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7073 Mill Run Circle $548,900 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 9 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK 217 Monterey Drive $589,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 >$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 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #11 $625,000 Premier Properties Scott Pearson (612) 282-3000 12 PELICAN MARSH 1895 Les Chateaux Blvd. #202 $625,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 13 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK 218 Monterey Drive $629,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 14 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. $699,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 >$700,00015 WILSHIRE LAKES 8191 Wilshire Lakes Blvd. $750,000 Premier Properties Bernie Garabed 571-2466 16 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB 435 Dockside Dr. $795,000-$2,175,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001


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 NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM PARK SHORE, MOORINGS & SURROUNDS266 Yucca RoadFabulous opportunity to build your dream home. Lot size is 113x197x110x195 Close to beaches, shopping & dining.$1,640,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420670 Murex DriveExceptional property located close to beach shopping and more on a lovely street. Build your dream home here.$599,000 | Steve Smiley | 298-4327 Single Family Homes 660 Wedge DriveNOW $85K under assessed value. Close to beach, beautiful tree-lined street. Three bedrooms, granite kitchen, diagonal tile.$499,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 Condominiums/Villas SUZANNE 825 Ketch Drive #200Spacious 3 bedroom corner residence. Located close to beaches, dining & shopping. Private beach membership available.$295,000 | Robin Weidle | 370-5515PARK SHORE LANDINGS 255 Park Shore Drive #342Boat dock #23 included! Water views from this 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath top-oor furnished residence.$599,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #2ASerene views of Venetian Bay from recently updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Granite countertops, wood ooring.$585,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PELICAN POINT I 300 Park Shore Drive #4ASerene views of Venetian Bay from this rarely offered 3 bedroom, 2 bath corner residence. Steps to beach.$549,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PELICAN POINT 1 300 Park Shore Drive #3DLovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished residence has wonderful bay views. Stroll to Venetian Village.$519,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600BELAIRAT PARK SHORE 3606 Belair LaneTwo-story, 3 bedroom villa recently staged & now has some pizzazz. Two-car garage & pets with approval.$399,000 | Mimi Straub | 434-2424JACARANDA 4082 Belair Lane #20Three BR + living room & family room, 3 BA w/volume ceilings. Granite countertops, upgraded appliances and wet bar.$389,900 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231JACARANDA 4082 Belair Lane #10This 3 bedroom plus glassed-in porch used as den is updated and in excellent condition. Wood and tile ooring.$274,500 | Judy Perry/Penny/Bob Lyle/Linda Perry | 261-6161 PARK WEST VILLAS 4708 West Blvd.Lovely 4 BR/2.5 BA villa. Updated bathrooms and kitchen. Pets upon approval. Minutes to Gulf beaches and shops.$359,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203PARK WEST VILLAS 4702 West Blvd.Tastefully updated 3 bedroom with over 2,450 total SF. Glassed-in lanai, hurricane shutters and newer metal roof.$319,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203PARK WEST VILLAS 4704 Park West Blvd.Lovely two-story villa with 2 bedrooms, loft and 3rd bedroom on 2nd oor. Kitchen and bathrooms updated. Pets OK.$319,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203PARK WEST VILLAS 4710 West Blvd.Two-story villa lives like a single-family home. Ceramic tile oors, updated kitchen, newer cabinets & appliances.$319,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 PARK SHORE tFountains grace entry of this 4BR+ den twolevel home. Overlooks bay. Leisure room, ofce, studio, pool/spa, dock. $4,695,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE tOn Venetian Bay with 165 on the water. Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 28 ceiling, replace, koi ponds and dock. $4,750,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE tWide water views from recently updated, 2-story luxurious waterfront property offering 5 bedrooms, den and 6 baths. $4,900,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PARK SHORE tNew construction home on Venetian Bay. Four bedrooms, library, game room, study, heated pool/spa, dock/hoist. $4,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939MOORINGS tWaterfront 4BR home + den & game room; over 6,700 SF under air; 4-car garage, sound & security systems, pool & spa. $5,950,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS tMotivated Seller! Grand 2-story airy estate overlooks bay, boat lift w/ Gulf access. Large lanai with pool & spa. $3,495,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741MOORINGS tPanoramic western Bay views! Large ofce, artists studio, 3BR/4.5BAs. Lift, 2 docks, pool, double 2-car garages. $3,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE tTwo-story home affords long water views. Five bedrooms, den, 5.5 baths, 3-car garage, pool. Boat dock/lift. $3,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE tNew on the water home in Addsion Mizner-style (to be constructed in) is a true showpiece. Floor plan available. $4,195,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 MOORINGS tOutstanding! Over 4,400 A/C SF, panoramic golf views, 5 bedrooms and gourmet kitchen. Three-car garage. $2,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939MOORINGS tCompletely renovated! Western sunsets over Bowline Bay. Travertine marble, stainless appliances, granite counters. $2,325,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444PARK SHORE tReminiscent of a French Chteau. Sophisticated details, 4 bedroom plus den in a Feng Shui plan. $2,850,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741PARK SHORE tNewly constructed residence offers 7,840 total SF, 4 en-suite bedrooms and 2 half baths, 2-story living room. $2,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE tMagnicent private 4BR compound. Modern appointments, elevator, den, theatre, docks available, private beach. $3,195,000 Vickie Larscheid/Ann Marie Shimmer | 261-6161 MOORINGS tNew construction! Old Florida-style 4 bedroom plus den home with 2-story living room. Pool, spa & outdoor kitchen. $1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE tWaterfront property on Venetian Bay with 116 of water frontage with only 1 bridge to the Gulf. Close to the beach. $1,995,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939MOORINGS tFive bedrooms plus den, 5 full baths, 2 half-baths. Home theatre with full bar. Space over the three-car garage. $1,997,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552MOORINGS tOld Florida-style home situated in the heart of the Moorings. Private pool and summer kitchen. Three-car garage. $2,100,000 | Trey Wilson | 595-4444 COQUINA SANDS tTwo blocks to the beach from this beautiful setting. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath is in movein condition. Furnished. $988,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT WEST t#403 Overlooking Venetian Bay. Granite, wood cabinets, stainless appliances, 3BRs, 2BAs, balcony from master. $995,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PARK SHORE tBeautiful waterfront views. Corner lot, deeded dock with Gulf access. Older home being sold in as is condition. $1,599,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741PARK SHORE tNew construction courtyard home with 3,940 SF A/C, 4BRs, study, 4BAs including guest cabana; 3-car garage. $1,795,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939MOORINGS VILLAS OF FAIRWAY TERRACE tThree bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths, and pool. Chefs kitchen. Outdoor screened living room with summer kitchen. $1,899,000 | Mark/Laura Maran | 777-3301 PARK SHORE COLONADE tGorgeous Delphi 2BR+den villa in private community. Den w/closet could be 3rd bedroom. Pool, spa, tness center. $800,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161SEAGATE tCharming waterfront home, 1 block from beach. Substantial $ reductions one of the best values in Park Shore Area. $899,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 PARK SHORE tBeautifully kept 3 bedroom offers 2,500+ total SF & is completely renovated! Covered outside dining and large pool. $725,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741PARK SHORE COLONADE tDelphi Model with a private elevator, 14 ceilings, 3,200+ total SF and 2-car garage. Walk to private beach area. $775,000 | Linda Ohler/Julie Rembos | 659-0099COQUINA SANDS tClose to beach & the Gulf! Split bedrooms featuring 3 separate master suites and a study. Private lot, pool, spa. $950,000 | Karen Coney Coplin | 261-1235 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALE tLuxuriously appointed waterfront villas offer exquisite views from multiple balconies overlooking Moorings Bay and include gourmet kitchen, private pool, spa & deeded boat slips. Carefree, upscale living!From the low $3 million Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS t #134 Long Venetian Bay views, new carpet and paint. Corner 2 bedroom with windows on 3 sides for a light, bright interior $549,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534PARK SHORE PIEDMONT CLUB t#203 Wonderful 3BR, 3BA direct bayfront location. Enjoy Naples famous sunsets & city night lights. Only 19 residences. $599,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411PARK SHORE tModied Rutenberg plan opens to pool/lanai from living/dining room, family room, master bedroom and 3rd bedroom. $610,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161PARK SHORE PELICAN POINT I t#4B Fabulous location! Three bedrooms, incredible views of Venetian Bay. Steps to beach, ne dining and shopping. $619,000 | Paula Sims/Julie Rembos | 262-6600PARK SHORE COLONADE tAthena model with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Marble oors, new kitchen cabinets, plantation shutters & 10 ceilings. $695,000 | Julie Rembos/Linda Ohler | 659-0099 MOORINGS VILLASOF FAIRWAY TERRACE tMagnicent 1 & 2-story villas built BCB Homes and designed by Stofft Cooney Architects. Choose from 4 oor plans with outstanding amenities. Just over $2.1 million Mark Maran/Jerry Wachowicz | 777-3301 COQUINA SANDS PARK SHORE PARK SHORE AREA MOORINGS PARK SHORE PARK SHORE tNew granite and stainless kitchen. New tile oors, impact windows, renovated pool and new metal roof. $699,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 MOORINGS tUpdated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. Wood oors, mouldings, granite, stainless appliances. Cast stone pool deck. Stunning views. $895,000 | Mary Smallwood | 293-0349 MOORINGS tWalk to private beach/park! Three bedroom professionally decorated and furnished. Oversized lot (98 x 170) with pool. $799,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 PARK SHORE PIEDMONTCLUB t#204 Finely appointed 3 bedroom with wide western bay views! Turnkey furnished. Intimate complex with bayside pool. $775,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 MOORINGS tPristine 3 bedroom pool home with recent upgrades overlooking golf course. Tenant thru Dec. 14, 2009 for additional income. $765,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203


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PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 Evidence of MurderWith Evidence of Murder, Cape Coral author Lisa Black leaps to the forefront of contemporary mystery novelists. Her protagonist, Cleveland forensic specialist Theresa MacLean, introduced in last years Takeover, is a new star in the firmament of crime solvers. When Ms. MacLeans cousin, Detective Frank Patrick, asks her to help him investigate what seems to be a missing persons case, Ms. MacLean complains that she has a building full of dead people to examine. Soon enough, however, the missing Jillian Perry turns up dead. Though preliminary findings suggest suicide, other factors cast suspicion on that hypothesis. Two other deaths, apparently murders, have circumstantial similarities that suggest a serial criminal may be at large. Those who knew Ms. Perry dont see anything in her character or situation a generally cheerful young woman who is newly married and notas-newly a mother to support the idea of suicide. And something about the behavior of her husband, electronic games entrepreneur Evan Kovacic, disturbs Ms. MacLean mightily. Back in the laboratory, the usual procedures do not uncover a clear cause of death. Without it, the case for murder is simply not there. Still, Ms. MacLean suspects foul play, and when a former boyfriend of Ms. Perrys claims that Mr. Kovacic murdered his wife and is a threat to murder the baby girl, Ms. MacLean intensifies her investigation, bending rules and protocols along the way. Though the exboyfriend, Drew Fleming, at first seems only gentle and caring, it becomes clear that he is obsessed and unstable. To some, he is a more likely suspect than Mr. Kovacic. After Mr. Fleming files a lawsuit for custody of the baby, Cara, he becomes more and more unhinged. Though Mr. Kovacic is not the father of the girl, neither is Mr. Fleming. So whats going on? Mr. Fleming claims that he wants to protect Cara from Mr. Kovacic, who has reason to murder her. Who has more means, motive and opportunity? What is the Evidence of Murder and where can it be found? Discovering a possible financial motive on Mr. Kovacics part, Ms. MacLean pursues the evidence that will establish that Ms. Perry was a murder victim and tie Mr. Kovacic to the deed. Mr. Flemings position makes more sense when it is learned that baby Cara inherited a huge amount from her maternal grandparents, and with Ms. Perry and then perhaps Cara herself out of the way, Mr. Kovacic will have the funds he desperately needs to pay his bills until version 2 of his hot video game comes to market. There are lots of twists and turns along the way as Ms. MacLean takes high-risk actions to dig for more evidence, challenge the haughty and threatening Mr. Kovacic, manage the possibly psychotic Mr. Fleming, and battle with her own colleagues and superiors who are sure she is going off the deep end. And, like all mothers of teenage daughters, Theresa MacLean has battles to fight on that front as well.Readers are taken into the intricacies of two worlds: the forensic lab and the sophisticated video game. The kind of planning that a video game author must be able to do, anticipating every possible move and providing a response to it, is similar to the planning of a mastermind criminal or a brainy sleuth. Forensic professional Lisa Black advances these parallels with a spellbinding, suspenseful battle of wits and intriguing gamesmanship between Ms. MacLean and Mr. Kovacic. Evidence of Murder has plenty of physical action as well. Until the last turn of the plot, the outcome is . well, you know. Books reviewed in this column are available online or at your local bookstore.By Lisa Black (William Morrow. $24.99)REVIEWED BY PHILIP K. JASON___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING Book Signings for Lisa Blacks Evidence of Murder>>Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.: Books-A-Million at The Forum 9360 Dynasty Drive, Fort Myers >>Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.: Books-A-Million at Naples Shopping Center 2063 Tamiami Trail N, Naples Be In the Know. In the Now.Subscribe now and youll get comprehensive local news coverage, investigative articles, business happenings as well as the latest in real estate trends, dining, social events and much more. Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995PER YEAR Visit us online at Mail to: Naples Florida Weekly Circulation Department 2025 J&C Boulevard, Suite 5 Naples, FL 34109Seasonal Residents: Please provide your alternate address along with the dates you reside there. 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PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks live bands Catch a Tiger The Naples Zoo has white tigers through Labor Day. 262-5409. Naples History The Naples Historical Society is open for tours of Palm Cottage, Naples oldest house, on Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Requested donations are $8 for adults and $5 for children. 261-8164. Clyde Butcher Clyde Butchers annual Open House and Labor Day Muck-A-Bout is this weekend. The walk begins at Mr. Butchers Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee. 695-2428 or visit www.clydebutcher. com. Evenings on Fifth Takes place on Fifth Avenue South, Naples, with live music from 7 to 10 p.m. 4353742. Fun for Kids Coconut Point mall celebrates back to school with Welcome Students, a free evening of fun, entertainment and great shopping deals, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 992-9966 or Solo Exhibition Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Art Gallery has its first exhibition of the season, a solo exhibition of recent works from Los Angeles-based artist Kent Anderson Butler. The exhibition opens with a reception at 5 p.m. in the Art Gallery located within FGCUs Arts Complex. The exhibition runs through Oct. 9. or 590-7199. The Bay House 6-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday: Jazz with Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Bayshore Coffee House 7-10 p.m. Friday: Frontline Bluegrass. $5 cover. 2727 Bayshore Drive. 775-5676. Capri, A Taste of Italy 6 p.m. Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; 6 p.m. Friday: Manhattan Connection. Saturday: Symon. Sunday: Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band. Tuesday: Karoke with Steve Roberts. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 938-1342 or 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 Ave. S., 649-5140. Piola 6-9 p.m. Sunday: Mark Meyers playing jazz, rock and popular favorites at the piano. 9118 Strada Place in Mercato. 592-5056. Ridgway Bar and Grill 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, live entertainment under the stars. 1300 Third St. S., 262-5500. South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday, 9:30 p.m.: Open Mic Night with host Matt Chadwick. Friday: Maxi Courtney with acoustic rock at 5:30 p.m.; Justin Raymond starting at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 p.m.: Brown Truck. Sunday, 9:30 p.m.: No Way Jose. Monday, 7 p.m.: Casey Weston. Tuesday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke. Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.: Maxi Courtney. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Jacks Bait Shack Friday and Saturday: Love Funnel. Monday: Overthrowing Amy. Tuesday: Geek Skwad. Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., 594-3460. Bill W. and Dr. Bob The Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers presents the amazing story of a stockbroker and a surgeon, both alcoholics, whose relationship becomes the inspiration for the Twelve Steps of AA, through Oct. 3. 278-4422 or Married Alive Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents Married Alive through Sept. 26. Wedding bells are ringing in this funny and touching new musical that takes a peek at two married couples, one newlywed and one more experienced. 278-4422 or What the Butler Saw Theatre Conspiracy presents What The Butler Saw through Sept. 5 at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance For The Arts in Fort Myers. 936-3239. A Killer Act The Murder Mystery Dinner Train presents its new show, A Killer Act. This comical production whisks passengers back to the Golden Best bets for the weekend Thursday, Sept. 3 Friday, Sept. 4 This weeks theater 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 Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Its a good idea to call ahead for open hours and specific times: Concert Mercatos Friday concert series continues from 5 to 9 p.m. Playing across from the Pub is Pub Mustard, an eclectic mix of rock favorites. Next to Whole Foods Market is Kenny Grubbs, classic and modern rock hits. Mercato is located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41. 403-2204 or Parents night out Drop your children at King Richards, 6780 N. Airport Road, where they will have dinner, games, rides and a movie. Cost is $25 per child and reservations are necessary. 598-2042 or e-mail krfunaprk@ Improv Doors open at Naples Improv at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8. For reservations, call the Norris Center at 213-3049. 755 Eighth Ave. Art Walk The monthly Art Walk takes place from 6-10 p.m. in the downtown Fort Myers River District, featuring new art exhibitions, a one-act play and performances by students from the Young Artists Awards Program. An After Party starts at 10 p.m. at the Bar Association Bistro on Hendry Street. Age of Railroads in the late 1940s to witness the funny trials and tribulations of four USO-style performers as they compete to become the next big act for the burgeoning Miami lounge club scene. or 275-8487. Seminole Art Contemporary Seminole arts and crafts by Pedro Osceola Zepeda are on display at the Collier County Museum. This is the last weekend for the show. WEEKLY FILE PHOTOGary Kimble as Bill W. and Robert David Springle as Dr. Bob at The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.


WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons Ongoing events Auto Motion The Laurence Gartel exhibit, Auto Motion, runs through Oct. 10 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery in Fort Myers. 489-9313. Food Drive Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 is supporting the Harry Chapin Food Bank with a promotion relating to the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Through Sept. 27, Regal Cinema guests can donate non-perishable food items. Donate two or more cans of non-perishable food and register to win a family four-pack of Regal Cinema movie tickets and other prizes. The film opens Sept. 18. 334-7007 or go to Ice Skating The recreation facility at Germain Arena is holding its Early Bird Registration for all ice programs until Sept. 13. Early Bird pricing and twofor-one specials apply. 948-7825, ext. 1306 or Wednesday, Sept. 9 Summer fun The Learning Express, 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, hosts Summer Fun Play Day. Use your imagination to make animals, people and buildings using Wikki Stix. For ages 6 and up, $7 per child. 594-2525. Chess anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ Monday, Sept. 7 Tuesday, Sept. 8 Sunday, Sept. 6 Art Friends and Family of the Estuary will feature the artistic work of staff volunteers, friends, and family members of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Road, through Sept. 21. 417-6310 or www. Images The von Liebig Art Center presents the first South Florida exhibition of emerging artist Joel McEachern of Mount Dora. Mr. McEachern photographs Floridas nature and wildlife only in the early morning hours and during specific temperatures, when the atmosphere and light are just right. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and older. The von Liebig Art Center is located at 585 Park St. 262-6517. More Trivia Boston Beer Garden, 2396 Immokalee Road, hosts Team Trivia at 9 p.m. 596-2337. Storytime Barnes and Noble hosts Moms & Tots Story time at 10 a.m., with Miss Jessica and Miss Felicia. They read, sing, dance and color, creating a fun atmosphere for learning and laughter. Kids of all ages welcome. Barnes and Noble at Waterside Shops, 5377 N. Tamiami Trail. 598-5205. Beachcombing Barefoot Beach preserve offers a new park ranger program, Beachcombing & Shelling, every Monday at 10am. Meet at the Learning Center at Barefoot Beach Preserve, off Bonita Beach Road. The program is free, but there is an entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a Collier County park permit Trivial pursuit The Pub at Mercato holds Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. Information, 594-9400. Upcoming events Chefs Auction Celebrating its 20th year, the Signature Chefs Auction, coordinated by the March of Dimes, will take place Sept. 12 at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the Tasting and Silent Auction, followed by the Live Auction at 8 p.m. Tickets: $125 each and 10 top tables are available for $1,250. www. or 433-3463 or Love Orchids? The Southwest Florida Orchid Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, at the Rutenberg Eco Living Center, 6490 South Point Blvd., Fort Myers. Bob Busch of Exotic Orchid Nursery in Fort Myers will be guest speaker, discussing re-potting techniques. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a Q&A session on orchid fundamentals. or 561-0587. Reggae Fest King Leo Promotions hosts its second annual Riddim Runway Reggae Festival and Fashion Showcase at 3 p.m. Sept. 20 in downtown Fort Myers. Riddim Runway is a fusion of live Caribbean music and fashion created as a way of giving back/ giving thanks by providing support to childrens charities. Sponsors are needed. Skynyrd AEG Live and 96 K-Rock present Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert at Germain Arena at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, See and hear the Southern rock legends perform classic anthems like Sweet Home Alabama, Freebird, and Simple Man as well as new songs from their upcoming album God Guns. Photography Exhibit The Southwest Florida Museum of History hosts a Historic Florida Architecture and American Landscape Photography Exhibit by Niki and Clyde Butcher through Oct. 31. 321-7430. Exhibit Reception The Art League of Bonita Springs is hosting a 2D/3D Exhibition through Sept. 24. The juried regional exhibition features a variety of mediums by area artists. Address: 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989. Fitness Miromar Outlets hosts fitness classes every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in September at 9 a.m. at Playland. A certified fitness professional instructs varied classes and modifies exercises for pregnant, post-natal and ultra-fit moms. 9483766 or PHOTOLaurence Gartel, Ferrari Enzo Iris print, 36 inches by 37 inches, 2008. Saturday, Sept. 5 Golden Oldies Night Freds Diner in North Naples hosts an evening of fun, food, Oldies music and raffles from 6-9 p.m. to benefit Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida. 1950s attire is suggested; owners with dogs may dine on the patio. Reservations: 431-7928; info: 248-3388 or alesia40@ Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza at 8 p.m. Tonight: The Bunche Band Classic Rock. 267-0783 or Farmers Market The Saturday morning Farmers Market is now open year-round behind Tommy Bahamas in Naples. In honor of Labor Day, the market pays tribute today to all the hard-working farmers and vendors. There will be music and pony rides plus surprises for the children. Hours: 7:3011:30 a.m. Nearly 50 vendors sell locally produced vegetables and fruits, jams, baked goods and seafood. Laughs The Naples Laughter Club meets every Saturday in Lowdermilk Park from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Information, contact Heidi Smith at 821-1073 or go to napleslaughterclub@ Storytime Join Ms. Trish for Saturday Morning Storytime, with fun-filled stories, singing and coloring activites, at Barnes and Noble in the Waterside Shops. This event is free and begins at 11 a.m. 598-5205. Concert Concert Series at Waterside Shops in the Pavilion: Joel Rogers Upbeat Contemporary. 598-1605. All that jazz Naples Jazz Masters perform at the Norris Center on Saturday, Sept. 5. 213-3049.


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING The Immokalee Foundation is dedicated to building pathways to success for Immokalee children through programs designed to help them stay in school and find their talents. Each and every program is designed to provide an education that empowers students to follow their dreams, providing hope for a bright future. The Immokalee Foundations programs serve more than 5,000 Immokalee children each year, from kindergarten through college, and provide the following services/skills: literacy development and support, life skills, vocational training, mentoring and college scholarships, sportsmanship, and grant funding to organizations with projects fitting the mission of the Immokalee Foundation. In 2009, close to one-third of the Immokalee High School graduating class participated in, and benefitted from, an Immokalee Foundation program. Many graduating students participated in multiple programs, receiving valuable training and scholarships for college. This high participation rate shows, more than ever, The Immokalee Foundations potential for changing lives. On Nov. 13 and 16, The Immokalee Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser, The Immokalee Foundation 2009 Charity Classic. Now in its fourth year, the annual Charity Classic provides more than over $1 million in proceeds to help sustain and expand the programs of The Immokalee Foundation. The Immokalee Foundation 2009 Charity Classic consists of two events: the Fiesta of Fun: A Cultural Celebration charity dinner and auction, to be held on Nov. 13 at The Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort, and The Immokalee Foundation Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament, set for Nov. 16 at the Bay Colony Golf Club. Fiesta of FunIts a gala. Its a party. Its a celebration. The vibrant sights, sounds, and cultures of Immokalee provide inspiration for this year's Fiesta of Fun, The Immokalee Foundation's largest annual fundraiser. The event features auctioneer and author Lorna Kelly. Acclaimed as the first female fine art auctioneer in the United States (Sotheby's, New York), Ms. Kelly also appeared in the film Sex and the City. She will be joined by celebrity guest auctioneer and baseball Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench for a fun-filled evening of socializing, dining and celebration of the accomplishments of the children of Immokalee. The event promises live and silent auctions, cocktails, dinner, musical performances by Immokalee children and more. Auction items include a one-of-a-kind 2010 Porsche Panamera, an Asia cruise, a Pebble Beach Golfers Getaway, a diamond bracelet by Stefan Hafner, a Rolex Submariner watch, and more. Dress for this exciting and worthwhile event is colorful Caribbean or lively Latino. The Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour golfers are coming to Naples. Dont miss your chance to play a round with some of the greatest in the game. Hosted by the Bay Colony Golf Club, this year's Charity Classic Pro-Am offers benefactors the opportunity to hit the course with PGA, LPGA and Champions tour pros. The day kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and demos, followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The event will be held in a scramble format, with tournament players teaming up with a different pro for each set of nine holes. In addition to pro baseball Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench, golf pros playing the event include the following PGA tournament winners: Fulton Allem, Andy Bean, John Cook, Michael Bradley, Peter Jacobsen, Denis Watson, LPGA pro Terry-Jo Myers and more. For the complete list of professional golf participants, visit the 2009 Charity Classic Web site at www. Proceeds from The Immokalee Foundation 2009 Charity Classic will benefit the following Immokalee Foundation programs: Take Stock in Children (mentoring and college scholarship program), vocational programs (Future Builders of America, Auto Tech and Aviation), direct scholarships, Immokalee Readers (reading support for students in grades K-2), The First Tee Sportsmanship Academy (merging life skills and core values with golf instruction), College and Vocational Success (support for students transitioning into post-secondary education) and community grants. Established in 1991, The Immokalee Foundation is a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation designed to build pathways to success for the children of Immokalee. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor of The Immokalee Foundation 2009 Charity Classic, visit or call 430-9122. 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PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 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$650FLORIDA 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 SNAP SHOT 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: VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Unkept promises might cause plans to go awry this week. You can either grumble about people letting you down or find a way to make the best of it and move on. The choice is yours. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Putting off making a commitment early in the week could be a good move. Best to act when you know youre making an informed decision. Expect more facts to emerge by the weeks end. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A recent act of kindness on your part could take on special meaning this week. Also, look for signs of upcoming changes in both your personal and professional relationships. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Many of the tougher communication barriers between you and others in the workplace or at home could begin breaking down this week. Expect some surprises to emerge. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your tough love attitude toward someone you care for could be misunderstood. Try to be less judgmental and show more consideration in the way you relate to that person. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An unexpected workplace challenge could be daunting. But take what you know (and you know more than you realize) and apply it to the problem, and you should see positive results. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Recent relationship changes for both single and paired Pisces continue to influence much of your week. Keep your focus on developing the positive aspects as you move along. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It might not be wise to pursue goals involving others, unless you can stop impulsively rejecting new ideas. Either open your mind or wait until next week, when this ornery mood passes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for the Bovine to be creative and practical for yourself and your surroundings. Shop wisely, not impulsively, and keep your Bulls eye focused on quality, not quantity. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You should feel more confident about moving ahead with plans that had to be delayed by an unexpected turn of events. Also, family matters might need more time than first anticipated. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be considerate of others as you move into a new area in your professional life. Take time to meet people and discuss mutual goals. The more you get to know each other, the better. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Creating a fuss could get your ideas noticed quickly. But it would be best to present your case, and then wait for a reaction to follow in due course, rather than try to force it to happen. BORN THIS WEEK: You set your goals with assurance and influence others to follow suit. You would be an excellent philosopher and teacher.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 C11 Golf Memberships Available e Club at e Strand is a Private 27-Hole Championship Golf Club with an elegant and classic Old World ambiance. e Club is ideal for Power Business Meetings, Formal Galas or Intimate Gatherings. Our Award-Winning Chef, Professional Planners and Sta will ensure every detail is beautifully executed for a worry-free experience.A limited number of Single and Family Golf Memberships starting at $10,000 are now being o ered.THE CLUB AT THE STRAND5840 Strand Boulevard Naples, FL 34110 Contact Hilda Gilbert (239) 592-7710 ext. 210 You belong here with us. FREE Bottle of Wine Cahula & Creamwith one day advanced dinner reservation for 4 or more Sundays at 7:30pmHappy Hour Daily 3-7:30pm1/2 Price Drinks & Bar Menu OPEN DAILY for DINNER & www.VerginaRestaurant.comVisit our Web site to sign up as a registered customer & receive a FREE gift certificate!Free love, music, drugs. Peace, harmony, heat. Streaking. Woodstock was many things to many people, and one of the best things about Taking Woodstock is that it captures the essence of the summer of exceptionally well, from mudslides to music to mayhem and everything in between. The film was inspired by the true story of Elliot Tiber (and is based on a book co-written by Tiber and Tom Monte), and it follows a young, unassuming Mr. Tiber as he spends the summer with his parents (Henry Goodman and Imelda Staunton) in upstate New York, where theyre trying to keep their dumpy Catskills motel in business. When Mr. Elliot (Demetri Martin) learns that a music festival has lost its permit in a neighboring town, he calls producer Michael Lang (Jonathan Groff) to offer his familys motel to the promoters. Funny, how innocently some things begin. Mr. Elliot also introduces Mr. Lang to his neighbor Max Yasgur (Eugene Levy), who operates a 600-acre dairy farm down the road, and soon roughly 500,000 people are on their way to Yasgurs farm for Three days of Peace & Music. The supporting characters are a stereotypical cross-section of s society: recently returned Vietnam veteran Billy (Emile Hirsch) has flashbacks about the war, his brother Dan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) leads the opposition against the concert, cross-dressing ex-Marine Vilma (an excellent Liev Schreiber) offers security, and members of a local theater troupe led by Devon (Dan Fogler) cant wait to shed their clothes.No footage from the concert is shown, but director Ang Lee and writer James Schamus have certainly studied the Oscar-winning 1970 documentary Woodstock, which chronicled the concert. Many images in that film, including three nuns walking into the concert and mudslides, are recreated here. Music from Country Joe and the Fish and Richie Havens both of whom performed at Woodstock is featured, as are The Grateful Dead, The Doors, and more. Music aside, it is the vibe of Woodstock that resonates the most. Given the number of people attending, there were very few reports of fighting, crime or disharmony. By most accounts, the kids (as they were called by the local townspeople) were very respectful, which is seemingly in contrast with the presumption that drug-taking hippies dont care about civilized society. On the contrary: The kids were all about peace, tranquility and happiness, and Mr. Lee captures that spirit exceptionally well. For as joyous and important as the concert was, those who attended Woodstock had to find it an unpleasant experience, and probably unsanitary. Not enough food or water, port-a-potties that were beyond full, rain, mud and certainly unfathomable body odor filled the air. But something else filled the air as well, an almost palpable positive energy that would help define a generation, and that made all the difference. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at FILMS Taking WoodstockInglourious Basterds (Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger) In France during WWII, a group of JewishAmerican soldiers led by Lt. Aldo Raine (Pitt) brutally murders Nazis while a theater owner (Melanie Laurent) plans to kill Third Reich leaders at a special premiere. Writer/director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) gives us elements of a great movie, but all the quirky tangents keep the story from moving forward and make the movie too long (152 minutes) for its own good. Rated RThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (Jeromy Piven, Ving Rhames, James Brolin) The owner (Brolin) of a failing car dealership hires a group of sales specialists headed by Don Ready (Piven) to save his business. The laugh-out-loud humor comes fast and often, making this one of the funniest movies of the summer. Its not The Hangover, but it does have a funny Will Ferrell cameo and enough crass humor to keep you thoroughly entertained. Rated R.District 9 (Sharlto Copley, Louis Minnaar, Vanessa Haywood) After aliens and humans have peacefully co-existed for 20 years in Johannesburg, South Africa, corrupt government officials order the aliens to evacuate their secluded area and move to a slum. The son-in-law (Copley) of a highranking official (Minnaar) leads the way, with unexpected results. The fast-paced movie grips you immediately and keeps you interested, but the heavy-handed U.S. foreign relations allegory is a bit much. Still, its good entertainment. Rated R. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? Yes danHUDAK >> The lm was shot in upstate New York near where the actual concert took place (in Columbia and Rensselaer counties). Focus Features asserts that enhanced incentives and tax credits offered by the state boosted the local economy with millions of dollars during production in summer 2008. Did you know?


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 Bluegrass, improv and more coming up at the Norris Center this fall Upcoming events and performances at The Norris Center: OCTOBER Bluegrass Performance Dan Paisley & Southern Grass Opening act Frontline Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass. The instruments blaze with energy while the songs reveal a paradoxical, desperate sadness anchoring the music squarely in the classic bluegrass tradition. Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass combine those forces with drive and energy. Friday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., $15 Naples City Improv Join the NCI Players as they perform in a series of hilarious, fast-paced, unscripted games that will keep you rolling in your seats. Sit back and enjoy or participate by offering your suggestions to this family-friendly troupe. Friday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., $15 NOVEMBER Naples International Film Festival Naples Film festival will showcase the finest and most creative cinematic works in the world, while at the same time supporting, organizing and providing an outlet for local filmmakers and film lovers in Southwest Florida. Each screening may include 70 to 120 minutes of programming of independent films in short format, documentary format or feature film format as chosen by the NIFF Selection Jury. Screening times may be subject to change, please check with the Norris Center box office after Oct. 1 for specific screening times and content. Friday through Saturday, Nov. 6-7, 4, 6 and 8 p.m.; $12 per show Bluegrass Performance Frontline Bluegrass will host a Cluster Pluckin with bluegrass, folk and Americana music from several talented local groups. There will be some familar names and faces and some new surprises. Friday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., single ticket: $15 Open Mic Night Open Mic nights give local artists a chance to share their music and poetry from 6-7:30 p.m. Live local bands perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Nov. 20, 6-11 p.m Chalk Art Contest Sidewalk chalk drawing contest for school age children ages 6-18. Enjoy music, local artist demonstrations and much more. Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Outdoor Family Movie Night Bring your lawn chair or blanket to watch the nights featured film on a twostory inflatable screen. Appropriate for all ages; free admission. Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Gulfshore Playhouse and The Norris Center present Jim Van Slyke The Sedaka Show Celebrating the music of pop icon Neil Sedaka, Jim Van Slyke returns to the stage with his critically acclaimed new show, The Sedaka Show. Directed and conceived by Tony-nominated singer/actor Brian Lane Green, with music arrangements by award-winning music director Tim DiPasqua, this tour-de-force trio have created a magnificent evening of Neil Sedaka favorites, lost gems and a few surprises. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 18-19, 8 p.m.; $42 includes glass of wine and snacks in an intimate jazz club setting Naples City Improv Join the NCI Players as they perform in a series of hilarious, fast-paced, unscripted games that will keep you rolling in your seats. Sit back and enjoy or participate by offering your suggestions to this familyfriendly troupe. Friday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m., $15 The Norris Center is at 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. For more information, call 213-3049. 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 REQUIREDGINAS ALWAYS USES QUALITY INGREDIENTSSUPERIOR NOT INFERIORWHATS IN YOUR NEXT MEAL?$29.95*TWO ENTRES & ONE BOTTLE OF WINE Jim Van Slyke By popular demand, Mercato is extending its Friday Summer Concert series year-round. The street parties on the first Friday of the month feature music, tasty cuisine, drink specials and great merchant promos. The plazas Labor Day weekend kicks off from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, with special performances by Pub Mustard, an eclectic rock repertoire band on stage across from The Pub. The Pub is celebrating with a happy hour and beer tent. Classic and modern rock tunes will be performed by Kenny Grubbs, next to Whole Foods Market. Discover your wine palate and taste up to12 different wines and assorted hors doeuvres at Whole Foods Market for a $5 donation, which will be contributed to the School Lunch Revolution program. As a partner with Chef Ann Cooper, Whole Foods Market is part of the movement to provide kids in school with fresh, natural lunches. Whole Foods Market is also celebrating its one-year anniversary at Mercato on Saturday, Sept. 5. Other highlights of the evening include grill items, beer, wine and bottled water at AZN; complimentary appetizers at Capital Grille from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and a drawing for a $100 dining certificate; Sangria and Italian snacks plus 15 percent off bottles of wine at Piola; and McCormick and Schmicks happy hour food and drink specials from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mercato fronts U. S. 41 just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road. For more information, call 403-2204 or visit www. First Fridays: Taking it to the streets at Mercato


C14 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A cooperative effort funded by the Collier County Tourist Development Tax. To begin:Ken Ludwigs Outrageous Farce Blackburn Hall Comedy Oct. 14-Nov. 7 The sexes battle in Shakespeares lusty comedy, Oct. 28Nov. 21and then: Subscribe now and save for the whole Season Almost, MaineEnchanting Blackburn Comedy Jan. 13-Feb. 6Mauritius Feb. 3-27Fiddler on the RoofGreat Blackburn Musical March 3-April 3Crazy MarySly Tobye Comedy/Drama March 24-April 17The Importance of Being EarnestWitty Blackburn Comedy April 21-May 15Crimes of the Heart Nov. 25-Dec. 19Look whats coming:Champagne opening nights in Blackburn Hall Talkbacks with the cast on opening nights in the Tobye StudioGet ready for the Players Season Full of Laughter! Get ready for the Players Season Full of Laughter! 239-263-7990THE NAPLES PLAYERS AT SUGDEN COMMUNITY THEATRE TH AE SOUTH NAPLES L NAPLESPLAYERSORG239-263-7990 THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 9 P.M. Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway Parts 1 & 2 Intrepid motorists travel 5,000 miles over 76 days to promote the need for good roads in 1920. FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Regional Getaways Exploring the natural wonders of Lake Okeechobee and the old Florida feel of Clewiston; taking a walk on the wild side in the Fakahatchee Strand; enjoying the low-key ambiance of Lovers Key State Park. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SATURDAY, SEPT. 5, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Tucson Hour 1 A pageant of prized possessions includes two Picasso-designed vases and a valuable, ornate saddle. SUNDAY, SEPT. 6, 9 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis: Music to Die For The worlds of no-rules boxing and Cold War intrigue surround the death of a prominent don. The investigation hits Lewis surprisingly close to home, revealing more about the loss he suffered since the death of his wife. MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 9 P.M. History Detectives Civil War Bridge; Scottsboro Boys Stamp; Duke Ellington Plates. TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 8 P.M. NOVA Mystery of the Megavolcano A remote lake in Southeast Asia conceals evidence of Earths greatest known volcanic eruption. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9, 8 P.M. Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough TimesBrief documentaries of real-life families and the story of a Muppet family coping with the ups and downs of these uncertain economic times. Hosts Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, along with Elmo and his friends, offer hope and strategies for families, and encourage children to express their feelings and ideas as their families adjust to a new life. THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 9 P.M. Journey of Man A group of geneticists has been pursuing a 10-year study into how the human race came to populate the world. Dr. Spencer Wells explains the global family tree of all humans alive today. This week on WGCU TV k


To help Coach Shula celebrate his twentieth Undefeated Season in the Restaurant Business, we will roll back our prices to 20 years ago and offer 1989 prices on Shulas 8 oz Custom Center Cut of Premium Black Angus Beef, Aged to Perfection. During September, enjoy our 8 oz Filet for only $20.00 and any bottle of Wine for 20 % off Wine List Price.Celebrates 10 Years in Naples and 20 Years in the Restaurant Business Quick Pass Lunch Specials$995Served Monday through Friday 11:30 AM 2:00 PM Prime Rib 8 oz. portion Roasted to Perfection. Served with au jus, Garlic Mashed Potato and Mixed Vegetables.French Dip Our Famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib Thinly Sliced and Piled High on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll. Served with French Fries or Potato SaladReuben 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 Potato SaladBlackened Chicken Alfredo Blackened Chicken Breast over Gemelli Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Green Onions, and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese.Barbecue Beef Sandwich Thinly Sliced Prime Rib Simmered in Our Tangy BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato SaladHawaiian Chicken Salad All White Meat Chicken Salad Mixed with Seedless Grapes and Pecans, Layered between Two Grilled slices of Golden Ripe Pineapple. Presented 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 SaladLocated at the Hilton NaplesFor Reservations, Call 239-430-4999 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Naples


C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Summer has come and gone as quickly as a thunderstorm rolls through in August. It seems just yesterday we were contemplating whether we should wear white and now were making note of must-haves for our autumn and winter wardrobes. As the heat and humidity begin to wane, we gear up for a new social season. All signs are that its going to be a sizzler throughout Southwest Florida. We have such a diverse conglomeration of people from so many different places that it always amazes me that we all get along. But get along we do. No matter where we are from, we bring a passion for fashion and for giving back to our communities. I have had the pleasure of working with bluebloods from Blue Bell and quirky Canuks from Quebec and one thing remains the same: everyone here has an unwavering commitment to give back and to look good while doing it! For the past six years the wellheeled (Louboutin) supporters of the Naples Botanical Garden have donned their finest millinery to kick off the social season with Hats in the Garden. Year after year, the event and the hats get bigger and better, and this year there are more reasons to celebrate. The ladies who lunch in their fabulous hats on Wednesday, Nov. 11, will enjoy a sneak peek of the gardens major expansion, under way since last year, and will be treated to a fashion show by the bastion of style and grace, le Senor Oscar de la Renta. I hear that Marissa Hartington and her team at Marissa Collections have been hard at work to secure his attendance and make sure that the show is spectacular. I know my team at Garden District is hard at work to make sure the afternoons flowers and overall ambience complement Mr. de la Rentas impeccable style. As for me, its an incredible thrill for a Cuban boy from Naples to be working on such a prestigious event. Maybe I can bring Mr. de la Renta some strong coffee and pastels. He is, after all, from the Dominican Republic The social scene in Fort Myers is shaping up to be just as exciting, with must-do events such as Handbag Happy Hour to benefit the Island Coast AIDS Network all set for Friday, Oct. 30, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, and The Edison & Ford Winter Estates Foundation annual gala following not far behind on Friday, Nov. 6, under the stars along the Caloosahatchee River. This years gala theme, Moments in Black in White, has the most fashionable men and women in town contemplating inventive ways to interpret their traditional formal attire. These days, when we are inundated with negativity from the daily news, it is inspiring to know that once season rolls in, the news will magically get better. Just like that thunderstorm that blows in with the tropical breeze so too will the ladies and gentlemen (along with the rest of us) that make our community such a great place to live and work. So start thinking of cooler nights, dining al fresco and drinks with friends that you havent seen in a while. Season is upon us. Put away the flip-flops (in the winter we call them sandals), dust off your croc loafers and get ready for the new social season, Southwest Florida style. And by the by, its perfectly OK to wear white after Labor Day. Its Florida and I said so! Rufino Hernandez is owner and creative director of Garden District, a full-service event and floral design company in Naples. His casual and refined style are classic to Southwest Florida. Are you having an event that needs mention? Contact Rufino at ru noHERNANDEZ rh@gardendistrictnaples.comLocal social scene draws famed and fashionable FASHION SECTION SPECIALalways in style FLORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOTOSTop, Heather Dockweiler and Wynnell Schrenk. Above, Courtney Ott and Kathy Woods at last years Hats in the Garden.Oscar de la Renta may headline Naples event


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 FASHION SECTION SPECIALthe dress HETHER ITS A BLIND DATE OR YOUR engagement party, the rst day at a new dream job or your 20th high school reunion, the Little Black Dress is always the perfect t. First made famous by Coco Chanel on the pages of Vogue in the 1920s, and revamped and made infamous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys in the s, the LBD continues to grace the covers of fashion magazines and turn heads along every runway and red carpet. Here in Southwest Florida the LBD shows up on stylish women everywhere, from sidewalk cafes along Fifth Avenue South in Naples to opening night at Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. Blue Martini in Mercato, the newest shopping and entertainment destination in North Naples, even hosts Little Black Dress parties that draw hundreds of women who enjoy VIP admission when they come dressed in their favorite LBDs. Our mothers rules of fashion dictated that every well-dressed woman needed one in her closet, but this season a single LBD just isnt enough. I found more than a few to covet in shops from Banana Republic and White House Black Market to Gucci and Saks.Theres a little black dress out there for every woman this season. Maybe even three or four.W Marciano One-shoulder dress $128 Tickled Pink Strass dress by Trina Turk $348 Eileen Fisher Stretch silk jersey dress $278Gucci Cap sleeve with metal embroidery $1,950 at Waterside Shops AKRIS Sleeveless embroidered dress $4,990 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops NaplesWhite House Black Market Sitting Image The Colette Dress $148BY HOLLY PERGOLAFlorida Weekly correspondent


C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 239-768-9981 www.MallieMontgomeryBoutique.com6420 Plantation Park Ct. #100 Fort Myers Mallie Montgomery Plaza / on Daniels Pkwy. between Metro & Plantation Eileen Fisher 1211 Third St. S., Naples; 403-7920 2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 472-4655Mirage Boutique 13451 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; 437-4410When owner Barbara Kinee relocated Mirage Boutique from Fort Myers Beach to Cypress Square in Fort Myers (home of Blu Sushi and The Prawnbroker restaurants) nearly four years ago, she used the move as an opportunity to design her dream store. Beautiful hardwood floors, a corrugated tin ceiling and 13 crystal chandeliers make the surroundings as interesting to look at as the clothing and accessories that fill the displays. Whats the age range of Mirages clientele? From 20 to death, says Ms. Kinee, who describes her things as the new classic, without being conservative. As long as youre breathing, you can wear my things. I can dress women my daughters age and my age, she says. Designer lines include flirty little numbers by Shani, Petit Pois light mesh dresses and tops, Andrea Lieu resort wear and David Kahn jeans. Anything-but-everyday shoes and handbags, fanciful gifts and a selection of the latest looks in menswear from designers such as 12 Symbols round out the offerings. Ms. Kinee and her small staff pride themselves on working oneon-one with their customers. When someone comes in looking for a special outfit, they are the canvas, she says. We can create whatever scene they want to for that day or for a particular event. The shop also hosts numerous special events and private parties. Girls Night Out parties are among the most popular, with catered food and wine for a group of friends to enjoy while they try on one lovely outfit after another. Its definitely fun, Ms. Kinee says about a visit to Mirage. Just as shopping should be. Holly Pergola window shoppingSignatures 9100 Strada Place, #2135 The Mercato; 254-5800We love being at Mercato, states Patty DeMauro, who along with her husband, Dennis, owns Signatures, the latest high-fashion boutique to open at Mercato in North Naples. Catty-cornered from the new Blue Martini, this gorgeous shop with floor-to-ceiling windows, fun mannequins in green and pink wigs and a fabulous wall of Furla leather bags catches they eye of every savvy shopper walking by and draws them through the doors. Once inside, they delight in discovering much-loved labels such as Belford, Barbara Lesser, Peace of Cloth and Magishoni. Ms. DeMauro, a 25-year veteran of the retail fashion industry, describes the styles at Signatures as contemporary, trend-smart clothing that fits and that can transition from day to evening as well as from season to season. Most of our customers travel and spend as much time down here as they do up North, she says. Signatures specialty is pampering customers by having personal shoppers in the store at all times to help their clientele put together one perfect outfit for a special occasion or a new wardrobe for a whole new look. Other signature services include free alterations, home delivery, private sales and invitation trunk shows, shipping and special orders. And just in case the lovely clothes, the staffs helpful expertise and the upscale ambience arent enough to get shoppers to sign on the dotted line, through September the DeMauros are donating a portion of all sales to St Matthews House. Talk about feel-good shopping. Holly Pergola Stylish Southwest Floridians are fortunate to have two Eileen Fisher boutiques to peruse, each in a destination as desirable as the New York-based designers timeless, sophisticated separates. The Sanibel Island shop has been a mainstay on idyllic Periwinkle Way for more than 12 years; its sister shop on Naples tony Third Street South opened six years ago. Both boutiques are as uncomplicated, comfortable and elegant as the clothes they showcase. Designer Eileen Fisher is known for creating clothing based on principles of simplicity, beauty, comfort, ease, function and versatility. Indeed, this falls leggings and slim jeans pair effortlessly with cashmere cardigans, stretch silk jersey tunics and organic cotton hoodies. The designers signature washable wool is back this year, in updated pieces that work with many basics from seasons past. Managers and staff in both the Naples and Sanibel shops have become friends with the areas Eileen Fisher fans, most having worked in their respective boutiques for years. Its not unusual for customers to receive a personal thank-you note after shopping; and invitations to special sales and events, often with a portion of proceeds dedicated to local womens charities, are extended throughout the year. Now thats a store where I like to shop. Holly Pergola PHOTOS BY HOLLY PERGOLA & ERIC RADDATZ/ FLORIDA WEEKLYFASHION SECTION SPECIAL


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 The term cocktail attire has many interpretationsCocktail attire can mean a lot of different things to people on the party circuit in Southwest Florida. To me, it means a little black dress and super tall high heels (Im only 5 feet 2 inches tall). To a fashion expert like Victoria Black at Saks Fifth Avenue in Fort Myers, it means colors and bright prints in lightweight fabrics. Purples, oranges, greens, bronzes, metallics and beautiful watercolors and pastels that blend together are big this season, she tells me. Kathy Bigham, president of Bigham Jewelry in Naples, says her favorite cocktail attire involves black or brown with lots of bracelets, a pair of earrings, a diamond watch and maybe even a necklace it couldnt be simpler. And for Marissa Hartington of Marissa Collections on Third Street South, Florida cocktail attire celebrates our beautiful warm weather and colorful landscape. Fluid silky dresses show off sun-kissed skin, she says. Like a bird of paradise, color is always welcome in special pieces of jewelry, lightweight blouses paired with pants sleek and slim, or easy and draped. The mood is comfortable, pretty happy! We had fun asking some of our favorite Southwest Florida fashionistas how they interpret cocktail attire when it shows up on an invitation. Heres what they said: I think of flimsy, flirty fabrics in light colors with SPANX on underneath, of course! Sara Blakely, founder of SPANX, NaplesI love to see bright colors and fabulous prints. Heels are a must no flats! I usually just take a dress from my closet and try to find some contrasting patent-leather stilettos and a great clutch. I add my everyday jewelry and Im ready to go. Dr. Janet Childs, NaplesAnything from Max Mara is totally chic. I love to wear all white or all black with gigantic accessories. And if the event is outdoors, a big hat is the perfect accessory. Andrea Tretter, Naples I think of something short and cute, usually black, but I always like to throw a little color with everything maybe my favorite orange or pink sweater and classic pearls. You cant go wrong with that. Claudine Wetzel, Naples the people BY HOLLY PERGOLAFlorida Weekly correspondent In order to dress Florida cocktail chic, you have to keep the heat and humidity in mind at all times, not to mention the rain! Quite often, I put my hair up in a fun ponytail and wear cool, flowing fabrics that catch the breeze whenever possible. I invest my money in the shoes! Mary Parent, Naples A hot pink mini dress, a boa made from flamingo feathers, patent-leather heels and Prada shades with loads of aftermarket rhinestones. Not that Id ever wear that then again maybe I would. Jessica Lane, NaplesTropical chic is not a ball gown or business suit, but more like a sundress with some flair or sparkle. I always like to accessorize with some bling. I love to shop at Ross Dress-for-Less and Marshalls There are bargains out there to be had. Stephanie Davis, The Downtown Diva, Fort MyersThose of us who live here long enough know that cocktail attire is the same everywhere. Its not everyday wear. And please, no shorts or flip-flops. Stop short of an evening gown, but wear a pretty dress, maybe an LBD, or a beautiful slacks outfit. The Florida part means remember the weather, especially if the event is outdoors. Dress cool enough to avoid major perspiring issues, but bring that wrap in case the AC is cranked down to arctic. Pamela Beckman, Fort MyersIts all about the shoes. Wear the right shoes, and youll feel amazing and will radiate in confidence and style. Sharon Torregrossa, Fort MyersOverexposure doesnt just apply to suntans in Florida. A V-back dress set off with a cascade of pearls is chic, sophisticated and more attractive than a show of cleavage fighting for space with an overload of bling. Cheryl Lampard, NaplesI can tell you what it doesnt mean: No flip-flops, no tennis shoes, no T-shirts, no shorts, no blue jeans, no baseball caps. Thats for both men and women. I grew up in Palm Beach County, and the term is used a little more liberally here. I like a jacket for men (tie optional) and a nice pant outfit or short dress for women and, of course, jewelry. Linda Linnehan, Fort MyersWhatll it be?VANESSA ROGERS & PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTOP SIX PHOTOS: Fort Myers art aficionados and collectors joined supporters of Abuse Counseling and Treatment for the annual Arts for ACT fine-art auction in August. The event took place at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. BOTTOM FIVE PHOTOS: Student members of Youth Leadership Collier put together a Neighborhood Fashion Show to benefit the Neighborhood Health Clinic in August. The stylish affair took place at Sugden Community Theatre. Dominique Abraham Sharon Stone Laurie & Dave Wissel Edma Arthur Monica Cameron Valli Walker Monika Haven Tom McNabb Christina Lisotto Mary Widmer Kristin Stack FASHION SECTION SPECIAL


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Makeover in Paradise Of cial salon of Hair Cut$35 Hair that W ALKJoin us as we kick off our2009-2010 Campaign with the... of Collier Countyfor theWay.September 26, 2009Team check-in: 8:00am Walk begins: 9:00am Festival begins: 10:00amNorth Collier Regional Park15000 Livingston Road Naples, Florida 34109Entrance Fee: $10Includes t-shirt, food, & entertainment. Kids 6 & under FREE KlaasKids Safety Event 4th Annual Visual art and performance enthusiasts can purchase tickets now for the Oct. 7-11 Ringling International Arts Festival. Single tickets are available online at the festivals Web site www. or can be purchased by calling the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at (941) 360-7399. Festival attendees can also choose to purchase a festival package by calling the box office. The ticket prices are very affordable, said Dwight Currie, associate director of programming at the Ringling Museum. We want to make the festival accessible to everyone even in a tough economy. Festival packages and single ticket sales are off to a promising start and I encourage everyone to get them now before your favorite program sells out. The festival will take place at the Florida State University cultural campus in Sarasota. The five-day festival will feature artists from Australia, Canada, England, France, Israel, Scotland, Spain and the United States, presented in the Historic Asolo Theater, Mertz Theatre and Cook Theatre. Outdoor performances and events, as well as lectures, workshops and artist discussions, will augment the core programming. Single-ticket prices range between $10-$30 for each of the one-hour performances in theater, music and dance. Festival-goers can also choose to purchase a festival package that includes prime seating for a choice of four, six or eight festival performances as well as general admission to the museums four venues. Single tickets do not include admission to the estate. All performances, with the exception of the opening night concert, are offered at multiple times over the course of the five days. A detailed schedule of performances, events, single-ticket prices and festival packages is available at www. The Opening Night Celebration will feature Robert Spano, leading the Florida State University Symphony, and pianist Pedja Muzijevic. Tickets to the celebration are $100 per ticket and also include a reception at the Museum of Art Courtyard before the concert. Sarasota Web agency GravityFree created the festivals online presence. As part of its social media strategy, GravityFree utilized Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and a blog to help visitors get acquainted and interact with the festivals wildly diverse selection of artists. GravityFrees online vision and passion for the project was incredible, said Mr. Currie. They created a site that perfectly conveys the power and creativity of the festival. In addition to the creating the online presence, GravityFree is also a major sponsor of the festival. Tickets to Ringling International Arts Festival now available COURTESY PHOTOThe Ringling International Arts Festival takes place Oct. 7-11.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 Well be closed September 20th & will reopen October 6th.Watch for our 10-year Anniversary Celebration!1234 8th St. South | Naples, FL 34102 239.261.8239 30% Federal Tax Credit SOLAR SOLUTIONSPremium Solatube Dealer12995 S. Cleveland Ave. St. 235A Fort Myers, FL 33907(239) 466-8605 solarsolutionsw .comNew showroom now open 10-2 M-FM or by appointment only. sale 60%offAdditionalSale Racksup to1300 Third Street South~Suites 202 A&B239-435-0004 FORT MYERS Suite 245 Next to Cru & Ulta Outside the Bell Tower Shops, 433-4700 BONITA Across from the Coffee Mill at the Promenade 949-4820 New Merchandise arriving daily in Both Stores! Collectibles & Limited Edition pieces for Fall, Holiday, and Every Occasion We have Musical Movement Clocks again! Twentieth-century iron toys and tin toys have been collected for generations. Many books and articles have been written about the toys and their makers. But celluloid toys, which date from the late 1800s into the 1950s (when plastic became popular), were made in many European countries, Japan and the United States. Although celluloid is flammable and dents, cracks and splits easily, it was used to make dolls and other toys because it was inexpensive but could be decorated with bright colors and molded into complicated shapes. One of the most popular celluloid toys in the United States was the Boopie, also called a carnival doll. She had a potbelly, large, round eyes and wavy hair, and looked a little like a Kewpie and a little like Betty Boop. These dolls, made in Japan, originally sold for a few cents apiece. They often were given as prizes at amusement parks, carnivals and fairs. Today, a single doll can sell for $10 to $50. Collectors prefer rare, odd-looking dolls dolls that look like cartoon characters, exotic animals or Santa Claus. These sell for $100 or more if in very good condition. Repairs are difficult if not impossible. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I have a matte-green pitcher with an impressed mark that says J.S.T. & Co., Keene, N.H. Who is the maker? A: The mark on your pitcher is among those used by Hampshire Pottery. The pottery was founded in Keene, N.H., by James Scollay Taft in 1871. Pieces are marked with a printed or impressed mark that includes the founders initials or the name Hampshire Pottery. In 1916, Taft sold the pottery to George Morton, who had worked at Grueby Pottery in Boston. Hampshire Pottery closed in 1917, reopened a couple of years later and closed permanently in 1923. Q: Could you tell me when the practice of using metal staples to repair china was discontinued? A: Most repairers today use modern glues and cements, but believe it or not there still are repairers who use metal rivets (theyre not really staples) to repair ceramics. A hole is drilled in each broken part, and a rivet is inserted and then cemented in place to hold the parts together. The practice was in general use in China by the 17th century, but most riveted pieces collectors come across today were repaired in Europe or the United States during the Victorian era. Making rivet repairs takes a lot of skill. While most collectors consider the repairs unsightly and unnecessary, some collect riveted pieces as oddities.Celluloid toys are popular collectiblesKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL SEE KOVEL, C23


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 A&E C23 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 Bring This Ad To Receive A COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE of WINEwith Purchase of2 Dinner Entreesfor $24.99.Near Downtown Naples239-287-8048289 9th St. South(US 41 & 3 RD Ave South)Home Cooking From The Heart of Europe 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 JackpotsQ: I have a chifforobe made by the Joseph Peters Furniture Co. of St. Louis. What can you tell me about this company? A: Joseph Peters, an immigrant from Prussia, founded his furniture company in St. Louis in 1855. At first he specialized in making bureaus and cabinets, but the business thrived, and by 1908 the company was operating 50 factories and employed more than 7,000 people. It remained in business at least into the 1930s. Q: Does anyone remember the game Peter Coddles Goes to Town? It consisted of a printed story with open spaces for new words or phrases to finish a sentence. A player would read the story, and players would add words or phrases to the story from their individual cards. The random sentence combinations were hilarious, and it was a great reading experience for younger kids. A: Peter Coddle is based on a literary puzzle game in the book Jessie; Or, Trying to Be Somebody, published by Gould & Lincoln in 1858. In the story, Peter was supposed to be an 18-yearold, but he usually is pictured on game boxes as an older country bumpkin visiting a big city. Several different Peter Coddle games were made in the late 1800s until at least the 1930s. One of the most popular is Peter Coddles Trip to New York, which was made in various versions by, among others, Parker Brothers in 1888, McLoughlin Brothers and J.H. Singer in the 1890s and Milton Bradley in 1925. Most are fill-inthe-blank card games like yours, but there also is a board-game version. The title may spell Peters last name Coddle or Coddles. Some makers used several different boxes with completely different pictures of Peter. Occasionally these games show up on the Internet or in a group of games at an auction. Value depends on age, condition and box cover. Most games sell for less than $100. Newer versions sell for $25-$50. Tip: Check the supports on wall-hung shelves once a year. Eventually a heavy load will cause creep: the metal brackets will bend and the shelf will fall. Current pricesCurrent 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. Porgy & Bess sheet music, I Got Plenty o Nuttin, Dorothy Dandridge, Sidney Poitier and Sammy Davis Jr. on cover, 1959, 12 inches by 9 inches, $40. Missouri state highway sign, figural, die-cut enameled steel, white ground, black letters and border, 14-inches by 14-inches, $110. Overshot coverlet, Lovers Knot design, wool and linen, light green, mauve and dark brown, three panels, Georgia, 19th century, 90 inches by 71 inches, $300. 1901 Dr. Daniels Veterinary Medicines souvenir calendar, bands top and bottom, scene of fashionable ladies and gentlemen, 20 by 14 inches, $390. Weller Pottery pillow vase, Dresden Ware, four stubby legs, turquoiseand-blue scene of Holland on both sides, 10 inches, $510. Carnival glass vase, Boggy Bayou pattern, squatty, lime-green opalescent, 6 inches, $625. Ash burl bowl, single-reeded edge, c. 1800, 12 inches by 4 inches, $950. Walnut bed, scalloped headboard, geometrically carved footboard, turned posts and feet, Georgia, c. 1840, 55 inches, $1,130. Martin Brothers double-face stoneware jug, brown glaze, inscribed A peace that had never been broken, and he trusted and believed, never would be, 9 inches, $4,955. French Bru Jne doll, No. 6, bisque head and shoulders, brown paperweight eyes, pierced ears, closed mouth, human hair, kid body, silk dress, c. 1880, 19 inches, $7,475. KOVELFrom page 22Mr. Bighead is a Japanese celluloid toy made before World War II. He is said to represent an American, while the insect on his head represents Japan. His eyes and mouth move. The mint in-the-box toy sold at Keith Spurgeons Mosby & Co. Auctions in Frederick, Md., for $3,191. s m ny a l t s, 0 8 e s l e. he m e nD 9 u g 1 4 de a n 19t h c i n COURTESY PHOTO


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 A&E WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN The Best Way to Travel to Key West 1-888-539-2628*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Ft. Myers Beach $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139Sept. 8th: Womenfest Key West Sept. 11th: Mercury Slam Celebrity RODORODOOne of Naples Finest Consignment Shops Rediscovered Womens Fine FashionSpecializing in Designer ClothingClothing received by appointment only. Cannot be combined with sale items.North Naples 239.598.1222975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Mon-Fri: 10-5 Saturday: 11-3 www.RodeoConsignment.com20% OFF On one item with this ad. The next monthly Art Walk of 2009 will be Friday, Sept. 4, in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The September Art Walk will showcase new art exhibitions, a one-act play and performances by students from the Young Artists Awards Program. Art Walk was started by a group of art galleries and art enthusiasts and debuted in October of 2008. Held the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m., Art Walk features local and national artwork in the downtown art galleries and other art stops in the Fort Myers River District. The evening culminates with an After Party at 10 p.m. The September After Party will be held at the Bar Association Bistro on Hendry Street. Participants in the monthly Art Walk include the Alliance for the Arts, Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique, ArtFest Fort Myers, Art of the Olympians, The Bar Association Bistro, Inspire!, The Burroughs Home, Caf Matisse, daas Gallery, Enjewel, Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency, H2, Happenings A&E Magazine, Hotel Indigo, HOWL Gallery, Morgan House Restaurant, The Oasis Luxury Condos, Potomac Bead Co., Red Door & Picture This Studios, Salon Nicholas, Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Space 39, Spirits of Bacchus, Southwest Florida Museum of History and The Veranda Restaurant.Highlights of the Sept. 4 Art Walk include: E Art League of Fort Myers: Summers End fine arts show (awards and reception from 6-7:30 p.m.). D Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening reception for exhibit featuring artists Dee LoCascio, Ellen Bianchi and Alan Glueckert. Kat Stramara will be singing jazz, country and folk tunes. L The Burroughs Home: Exhibit featuring Shell Point Retirement Community residents Phil Hilton and Dorothy Causey. Y Caf Matisse: Exhibit featuring artist Dan Calvert. B daas Gallery: Opening of Quest of Color: A Vibrant Collective, featuring artists David Piper, Troy Thomas, Matt McLellan, Cat Schwartz and Sarah Hagan. A HOWL Gallery: The first SWFL Lives! group show featuring more than 18 local artists. I Inspire!: Live music by the Young Artists Awards Program. J Oasis Luxury Condominiums and Renzos Designs Green Developers: Exhibit featuring the artwork of Maria Pia Malerba. N Red Door & Picture This Studios: See the new gallery, enjoy wine and a free picture in the photo booth. Visitors will also receive a gift toward their next session. F Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: A free, one-act play at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. called The Stronger. A juried exhibit titled Mechanical Elements will also be on display. M Southwest Florida Museum of History: Exhibit featuring the photography of Niki and Clyde Butcher (reduced admission of $5 that night). C Space 39: A group exhibit of modern and contemporary art with a special feature showcasing artist Monique Rollins. Another highlight of the evening is the weekly Friday Night Live in the Patio de Leon. Memphis 56 will perform from 6-9 p.m. Along with the art galleries, many restaurants and other businesses support the monthly walk by being open and offering various specials before and after Art Walk. Now becoming quite the collectors item, Art Walk buttons will be available at galleries that night. A free shuttle service, with stops planned near the art venues, and parking at the Harborside Event Center will be available for Art Walk patrons. A map of Art Walk, transportation, and parking will be distributed by participating galleries. For more information on Art Walk, participating galleries and links to gallery Web sites, visit www. Fort Myers Art Walk showcases new exhibits, music and play AIRPORT PULLING RD.LIVINGSTON RD.RADIO RD.EXCHANGE AVE.BD Bed Depot4277 Exchange Ave. #3 Naples, FL 34104


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 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. Linda Boyd and Maggie 2. Donna Aiello and ShoeShoe 3. Heather MacGougall and Teddy 4. Margo Pictor and Herby 5. Marra Brooks and Teddy 6. Ron HicksDog Day Afternoon at Tommy BahamaA Fido-friendly benefit for Humane Society NaplesCOURTESY PHOTOS 1 3 4 56 2 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@




NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 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. Steffanie Pearce and Jerry Goldberg 2. Jean Quinn and Monty Bloom 3. Jean Seidel and Randolph Locke 4. Jean Quinn 5. Maestro William Noll, Dorothy Pullen and Kevin Caffrey 6. Arturo Samaniego, Teresa Ferrari and Monica McInnisEurofest to benefit Opera NaplesAn evening at the home of Maestro William NollMARLA OTTENSTEIN / 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 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 3 56 2 4


C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY House Specialties tamales, salsa, guacamol and excellent desserts made fresh daily. 10823 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34108 239-597-5855with true Mexican dining your taste buds will love.Spoil Yourself BRING THIS AD FOR A FREE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OF YOUR CHOICE! Summer Hours:Monday-Closed Tues thru Thurs, 11 am -9 pm Fri & Sat, 11 am 10 pm Sun, Noon 8 pmReservations are not required but call aheads are welcome for 5 of more. Happy Hour every Friday & Saturday from 6 to 9pmfeaturing DJ Dave Devereaux Nightly drink & dining specials, dancing for your pleasure.A radio professional DJ Lunch k DinnerTry the most beautiful dining room in town10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.) Call 239-384-6166 Lunch 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 functionsAll You Can EatPrime Rib Buffet$14.95Sept. 11 th, 25th jimMcCRACKEN It wasnt long ago that you had to choose between wine that was organic or wine that tasted good. But the industry has made great strides in the past couple of years with some noteworthy results, as a group of Southwest Florida wine lovers discovered during a recent Florida Weekly tasting of California wines. In the luxurious and hospitable confines of Sea Salt restaurant in Naples, we sampled a variety of wines created sustainably. Heres a basic rundown of the designations found on wine labels: Wine made with organic grapes: These use grapes grown free of conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, bioengineering and radiation. However, sulfites may be added in the production process to improve shelf life. If so, the wine must be labeled made from organic grapes, rather than organic, although the level of sulfites may still be equal to, or less than, that of some of the organic varieties. Certified organic wine: These use the same growing process as above but add nothing to the wine. Certified biodynamic wine: This is the highest classification, using the standards listed above but also containing only naturally occurring yeasts, no additives and incorporating other natural practices, such as pruning and harvesting in accordance with planetary alignments, lunar and seasonal cycles. The wines in our tasting came from one large winery and several boutique establishments. We asked the wineries to send us the products of their choice and tasted eight wines. One proved to be spoiled, but the remaining seven were well received by the panel. We tasted the wines blind (each bottle was covered in paper and numbered), using a scoring system that awarded points for taste, color, aroma and finish. Each was rated on its own merits. Here are the results, listed from the top scorer to lowest, although all had fans. Tres Sabores Rutherford Zinfandel 2006; made from organic grapes. Well balanced with nice dark fruit flavors of plum and blackberry, this wine had a long, elegant finish. Owner and winemaker Julie Johnson said she would keep my fingers crossed about the tasting panel as my wines especially the zin tend towards elegance rather than bravado. All the panelists noted the rich color. Susan Bay, owner of Bay Design Store, called it very drinkable soft, nice flavors and aftertaste. Frank Macher described it as soft and peppery, with pinot noir or merlot fruitiness. The winery is out of stock but it may be available in better wine stores. About $35. Sterling Vineyards Mendocino Chardonnay 2007; made from organic grapes. Light and refreshing, with pear and apple flavors with a touch of citrus. Good balance of mineral, fruit and acid; an excellent wine, Mr. Macher said. Available in many locations. About $16. Quivera Sauvignon Blanc Fig Tree Vineyard 2008; certified organic and biodynamic. Named for the imposing 130-year-old fig tree in the middle of the vineyard, it had a straw color with citrus and honey on the nose, pineapple and tropical flavors and a medium finish. Its nice and fruity, said Donna Solimene. I would buy this wine, Tim Tillapaugh said. Available from the winery. About $18. Wild Hog Estate Bottled Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast; made from organic grapes. Good medium garnet color, nice cherry nose with mouth-filling berry flavors and a lingering finish. Aleksander Stepanovich, Sea Salts wine program director, liked it so much, he called the distributor to order it before the tasting was over. About $30. Tres Sabores Sauvignon Blanc Farina Vineyard 2007; made from organic grapes (paperwork pending for certified organic designation). Nice light straw color with honeysuckle on the nose, zesty, rich lemon flavors and smooth finish. About $22. Quivera Syrah Wine Creek Ranch 2006; certified organic and biodynamic. Rich purple color with dark berries and spices on the nose and palate leading to a smooth finish. About $28. Wild Hog Zinfandel Sonoma Coast 2005; made from organic grapes. Dense purple color with medium berry nose followed by blackberries, pepper and plums on the palate. Several panel members noted the nice color. About $28.If you cannot find these selections at a wine shop or restaurant, most can be ordered direct from the winery. For more California wineries using organic farming methods, go to the California Wineries Mall at http://cawinemall. com/organic.htm. Special thanks to our hosts, Ingrid and Fabrizio Aielli of Sea Salt Restaurant, and to our wine panel members: Ingrid Aielli, Susan Bay, Karen Feldman, Frank Macher, Sandra Mann, Ivan Seligman, Donna Solimene, Aleksander Stepanovich and Tim Tillapaugh. Current crop of organic wines shows growing quality VINO KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYDonna Solimene of Naples tasting wines at Sea Salt. 11140 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples 239.594.3500 Riverchase Plaza at US 41 & Immokalee Rd. www.capriofnaples.com2 Entres 1 Bottle of Wine27.95 Saturday College FootballSATURDAY ONLY 11-5$2 Domestic Beers116:30Happy Hour Let Us Cater Your Next Party Let Us Cater Your Ne xt Party Live EntertainmentCheck Website for Details www.CapriOfNaples.comLive EntertainmentCheck Website for Details www.CapriOfNaples.comSunday NFL Ticket 1/2on Tuesdays1/2on TuesdaysDine In Only Dine In OnlyPrice Pizza Price PizzaSunday NFL Ticket27.95BUCKET OF BEERS/wings.30.30$9$9


Blue Fish Japanese Steakhouse, Sushi & Bar>>Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 3-10 p.m. Sunday>>Reservations: Accepted.>>Credit cards: Major cards accepted.>>Price range: Appetizers, $3.95-$7.95; sushi and sashimi, $4.25-$4.95 individual pieces, rolls $4.25-$15.95; entrees, $10.95-$37.95; childrens menu, $10.95-$12.95 >>Beverages: Full bar>>Seating: At the sushi bar, at the cocktail bar, in the dining room at booths or conventional tables or around the hibachis in the steakhouse >>Specialties of the house: shumai, yakitori, avocado crabmeat salad, sea king roll, Florida dragon roll, teriyaki combo, sukiyaki, twin lobster hibachi >>Volume: Moderate>>Parking: Free lot>>Web site: shnaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Red & Beyond Plaza, 5425 Airport Pulling Road; 596-6688 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Sept. 3, Bamboo Caf: Its Thursday with Julia and Julius as in Julia Child and Bamboo Caf Chef Julius Minarik features timbale of sole and mussels, boeuf Bourguignon and flaming apple crepes, and a tableside talk with the chef; $24.95, 755 12th Avenue South; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. Friday, Sept. 4, 5-8 p.m., Mercado: The monthly concert series and tasting of more than 50 wines benefits the School Lunch Revolution, which aims to improve school lunches nationwide; $5; Strada Place. Saturday, Sept. 5, 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, Sept. 5, 10-11 a.m., French Bread Oven: The bakery celebrates Labor Day with free brioche and a champagne toast plus baking and cooking tips from chef/owners Eric Truglas and Andre Gratisol; 8793 Tamiami Trail East; 732-7774. Saturday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hilton Inn Naples: The Sticky Paws Ice Cream Social and Silent Auction features a bountiful ice cream sundae bar, music, photo opportunities with Promise the ambassador wolfdog, games, raffles and a silent auction to benefit Shy Wolf Sanctuary, a nonprofit that cares for exotic animals; $20; 5111 Tamiami Trail N.; 455-1698. Sunday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,Whole Foods: Customer Appreciation Day features Mimosa Madness with free mimosas (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), live music (noon-3 p.m.) and an all-natural ice cream social (2-3 p.m.); 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Monday, Sept. 7, 5-7 p.m., Whole Foods: The Time for Lunch Eat-in features a dinner and dessert buffet as a benefit for Slow Food Southwest Floridas effort to fund local school gardens and Whole Foods support of the national School Lunch Revolution, which will help schools improve their lunch programs; $10 donation, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m., Roys: The restaurants chefs will demonstrate how to prepare a variety of dishes; $40, includes lunch; Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7687; and 475 Bayfront Place, Naples; 261-1416. Thursday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.,Whole Foods: Learn how to create both sweet and savory crepes with Whole Foods and Sur La Table; $5, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations required. Thursday, Sept. 10, Bamboo Caf: Its Thursday with Julia and Julius as in Julia Child and Bamboo Caf Chef Julius Minarik featuring curly endive with bacon and garlic dressing, rabbit ragout and floating islands, and a tableside talk by the chef; $24.95, 755 12th Avenue South; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ s 1 01 Re s10 s s n d iu s karenFELDMAN Sushi is almost as ubiquitous as burgers in Naples. There are pan-Asian, seafood, Thai-Japanese and even an Italian restaurant in town that boast respectable to downright delicious sushi. But Blue Fish offers something relatively rare these days: a menu thats purely and unabashedly Japanese. Its sushi and sashimi offerings are bountiful, theres a steakhouse for those who prefer a (cooked) dinner and a show, and the service is exceptionally good. The steakhouse has its own room so those who choose sushi, traditional dining or simply want a drink at the bar may do so in a more sedate environment. While the teppanyaki experience can be fun when shared with a group of family or friends, I prefer the standard table or, in this case, booth, when theres just two of us. The attractive sushi bar looked tempting, too, but its eight or so seats were filled when we arrived. The occupants sat in front of immaculate glass cases displaying fresh fish behind which two young sushi chefs were hard at work. The rest of the large room has highbacked booths lining two walls and well-spaced tables throughout, affording everyone plenty of space. Among the offerings of the restaurants well-stocked liquor bar are half a dozen sakes. We tried the mild and fruity Sho Chiku Bai Ginjo as well as the Hana No Mai Ginjo, which the menu described as sharp and noble like a Japanese sword. While I wouldnt call it sharp, it had a more assertive flavor than the Sho Chiku and paired well with a couple of sushi rolls from Blue Fishs voluminous selection. That selection might intimidate the uninitiated but each rolls ingredients are listed so its simply a matter of reading the fine print to find something that appeals. We settled on two of the restaurants specialties, a sea king roll ($14.95) with tempura shrimp, smoked salmon, eel and tobiko, and a volcano roll ($12.95), essentially a California roll topped with a spicy concoction of baked fish and cream cheese. Both were lovely, fresh and tasty, especially with a dab of wasabi on top. All entrees are accompanied by soup and salad. Blue Fish serves a rich and mellow miso soup as well as fresh salad with creamy, well-balanced ginger dressing. There are some 15 entrees featuring sushi and/or sashimi, from the basics to the family boat for three, which includes 18 pieces of sushi and 30 pieces of sashimi plus a tuna roll and a chefs choice special roll. For those who want the hibachi dinner without the hoopla, there are two dozen from which to choose, along with traditional dishes such as sukiyaki, udon soup, tempura and teriyaki. We tried the sashimi regular ($23.95) and chicken and scallop hibachi ($21.95). Both plates were lovely, the food fresh and appealingly displayed. As youd expect, the sashimi was artfully arrange, resembling an abstract painting, with splashes of color created by the various cuts of fish intermingled with frilly lettuce leaves. Tuna, salmon, octopus and a dozen other delicately flavored fish made for a filling and proteinpacked meal. The hibachi dinner was generous as well, with lightly grilled chunks of chicken and thinly sliced scallops served with a small mound of noodles and a generous portion of grilled onions, mushrooms, zucchini and broccoli. The restaurant offers tempura bananas and ice cream for dessert, but after a full meal plus two rolls, we simply couldnt manage either. Given that everything else we tried was excellent, Id guess the desserts were just fine, too. I was particularly impressed with the service at Blue Fish. From the hostess to the servers, sushi chefs, bar tender and manager, everyone was warm and friendly. We overheard one server telling jokes at a couple of tables. Our server encouraged us to relax and take our time and paid close attention to how our meal progressed. Another server stopped by to clear our table and ask how we had enjoyed our meal. When we finally made our way out, the manager also asked about our meal, encouraged my companion to take a couple of whacks at a large ceremonial drum it was good luck, he said and encouraged us to return. Tucked into a shopping center on the northeastern corner of Airport Pulling and Pine Ridge roads, its in a convenient if not high-profile location, not far from a multitude of developments as well as I-75. Now that Ive found it, its on my list of worth-a-return restaurants. Others looking for well-executed Japanese fare, good service and lovely surroundings are apt to find Blue Fish is a keeper, too. Blue Fish likely to hook lovers of well-crafted sushi and moreFLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE COURTESY PHOTOAbove, Two sushi chefs create a wealth of sushi, sashimi and rolls at their immaculate bar. At right, Blue Fish offers a variety of sakes and adds a nice touch with this pretty soy dispenser, center.

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Newer two story home in Oak Knoll close to everything! Features over 2,200 square foot of living area. 3 bedroom, 2 bath Turnkey, 3 balconies w/ awesome views on top oor.Downtown Naples. Second oor unit Beautifully appointed Stainless Steel appliances -1,351 sq ft under air luxury pool a must see Built in 2003, pool, deck,over 1500 under air. Established Assn 2 bed, 2 bath, carport 2 pools and clubhouse. Lighted tennis and shuf eboard court priced to sell Potential Short Sale, spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, tile throughout, vaulted ceilings. \n2,020 sq under air What a view! 4/2/2 with long lake view, a little TLC makes this a great deal. Charming 3 Bed 1 1/2 Bath Home in Everglades City with 25 Ft Dock leased from City. The original owners of this well maintained condo have methodically and tastefully added upgrades to many of the areas Great location in middle of Sable-Bay Development. Close to boating gulf access. 2 Bed 1 bath upstairs Of ce 1/2 bath and work shop on ground oor. Front and back garage doors for easy access. 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage almost new home overlooking a private preserve, community pool and tennis. This charming home is located in the boating community of Henderson Creek Park, which has direct access to the Gulf. Furnished very convenient location close to shopping/ Vacant-good size lanai. Exterior newer paint and roof. Must see Foreclosure Available. This home offers 5 bedrooms and 2 baths with large front and back screened porches on 1.14 acres Great canal front 4 BR,3.5 BA home near end of cul-de-sac 15 minutes from Gulf of Mexico and Lovers Key. 3 story home Great family home, split plan, family room, pool bath, screened porch, cathedral ceilings, walking closets in every room. Ground oor end unit, 2 bed plus den. Large Eat in kitchen with island. Private back yard and great Florida living Location, location, location! The perfect spot in Naples. 2BR/2BA end unit. Immaculate condo. Adorable with many extras. This home is a must see. The main home is upstairs with a mother-in-law appt. downstairs. It has two separate air condit Spacious 2 Bed 2 Bath on the Golf Course oversized Lanai many upgrades. New AC / Hurricane Shutters Must See This cozy 3 bed 2 bath is a great opportunity for a rst time home buyer or investor.Call and make an offer. Bank Owned. Quiet complex with Lake views. Walk to Outlet Mall. Close to Marco Island and Naples. This lovely home sits on beautifully manicured property of 4.78 acres that includes 2 ponds.Wonderful home in Cape Coral. Bank owned, being sold as is with right to inspect. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with pool Deeded Boat Slip included! Townhouse style condo on 3rd oor, 2 screened lanais, assigned under building parking, new 2 bedrooms plus den over 1500 sf of living built in 2004 huge lanai corner lot Water and golf course view with morning coffee. Close to down town Naples and major shopping. Clubhouse pool etc!! 1BR/1BA 2nd oor condo. Naples nest luxury condo is nally affordable. Pre Approved short sale, 2nd oor unit is a Pompay Unit. Nice 3/2/2 in Cape Coral eat in kitchen nice yard and priced for sell today! 2 Bed 2 bath beautifully decorated cabin on 4.2 Acre Island in the Fishing Capital of Florida. Private Ferry to Island. 2 bed plus room that can be converted to a 3rd bedroom by adding 1 wall, 209 deep and 380 frontage Serene views of lake and 7th green. Being sold furnished, if need be. Gorgeous clubhouse, tennis courts and exercise rm Turnkey, designer furnished coach home in Huntington Lakes. Impeccably maintained two bedroom, two bath end unit 2nd oor via (elevator),Tropical preserve view, very private, solid surface countertops, tile on diagonal except in bedr Great condo 2 plus den priced to sell yesterday. Pool, tennis, BBQ, club house and low fees, will go fast. ForeclosureLight and bright 3 bed 2 bath concrete block home available. Here is your chance to own a quality home Better Than New Beautiful Floor PlanNewer Two Story Bayfront place 1bed+den condoVacation Every Day Over 1 1/2 Acres in Golden Gate Lakefront CondoGolden Gate Estates Great PriceLarge Spacious Home Short SaleThree Bedroom Home With Dock Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath Water View Investment OpportunityCharming 2 story homeTuscany CoveGulf Access2/2 End Unit Condo Great LocationGolden Gate EstatesBeautiful Canal Front Gulf Access Beautiful Home In Quail CrossingVineyards At Its BestThe Perfect Spot in NaplesWonderful 2 Story Home on 2.72 AcresOver Looking The 17th TeeGreat Buy In Golden Gate EstatesBank Owned Condo Oasis In Paradise 5 Bed + Den 4 Bath Bank Owned Gulf Access Fort Myers Beach CondoNopes Island Walk Villa3 Bedroom 2 Bath Carport Condo Best Naples Condo LivingShort SalePriced to SellHemingway Cabin On Private IslandBeautiful Home Beautiful 2-2 Plus Den End UnitHuntington Lakes Coach HomeBeautiful Second Floor CondoSecond Floor Condo 2 + DenGolden Gate Estates802SS32884 $114,450 Very nice 3 BR/2 BA home on 2.73 acres. Bring the horses Granite countertops in kitchen. Garage has been converted.Bank Owned