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Say it in verseFlorida Weekly showcases works by area poets in the know. C1 Rhymes for the times ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A17 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM C12 SOCIETY C20 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 50 FREE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER The stars at Silverspot See who stood out at VIP premiere of Mercatos boutique cinema. C20-21 Getting the pictureProfessional photographers focus on new angles for business. B1 New hospice unitVITAS opens 10 private rooms at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. A9 Big Cypress Swamp previews this week The South Florida National Parks Trust welcomes visitors to the soon-to-be-completed Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center in eastern Collier County to celebrate the release of the documentary Big Cypress Swamp: the Western Everglades. During a special open house at the center Sept. 20-27, screenings of the documentary will take place at 11 a.m. and noon daily. The film begins airing on public television stations nationwide Saturday, Sept. 26. Local airtime is 7 p.m. on WGCU-TV. Sponsored by the National Park Service; the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau; Friends of Big Cypress; the South Florida Water Management District, Big Cypress Basin; and the Friends of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, the film consists of a collection of stories on the struggle to protect the swamp, along with segments about todays partnerships in managing this unique region of the greater Everglades. The Big Cypress is a mosaic of different habitats that provide shelter and sustenance for a diversity of species, including 10 federally listed threatened and endangered species such as the Florida panther and the West Indian manatee. Producer/cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus answered the call of the wild to go deep into the Big Cypress Swamp along with fine-art photographerSEE BUTCHER, A13 SK ANY COLLECTOR AND HELL tell you: The world is full of curious and wonderful things, each object imbued with its own strange beauty: hood ornaments and hubcaps, neon signs, lace, doorknobs, belt buckles, matchbooks, cookie jars, skate keys, birdhouses. Life is much more interesting for collectors, says sculptor/collector Marilynn Gelfman Karp. Theres never a dull moment. Youre waiting on a street corner, and there are millions of possibilities. Its wonderful for me, and probably for every other collector. Ms. Karp is willing to admit to 200 collections, but she actually owns more than that. An art professor emeritus at New York University, the incurable collector talks about and displays many of her unusual assemblages in In Flagrante Collecto: Caught in the Act of Collecting. (Abrams Books, $60). See some of them online at Collections fall into various categories, she says. Some people collect items of ABY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ It doesnt always take an objet dart to create a collectors obsession collectionseclectic {AN OCCASIONAL SERIES ON UNUSUAL COLLECTIONS} SEE COLLECTORS, A8 Florida Weekly is collecting collectors. Tell us what you love.A4 >>inside:COURTESY PHOTOClyde Butcher PEGGY FARREN/FLORIDA WEEKLYDianne Durante, a marriage and family counselor in Naples, has collected heart-shaped objects for more than two decades.To hear with the ear and the heart is an art. Dianne Durante, Naples collectorSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY________________________

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 Fifty-one years ago this month, in the fall of 1958, Johnny Unitas took the field as a quarterback for the Baltimore Colts. In December that year, he guided his team to the NFL championship against the New York Giants. That game has been called the greatest game ever played, and not just because it was exciting. Since NBC televised it nationwide the first time a football game had been broadcast from sea to shining sea on the boob tube the Giants-Colts shootout 50 years ago has been credited with changing forever both the sport and its reception by Americans. Only three or four television channels existed then, and none in the mountains, so it was a pretty big deal. About 45 million Americans watched it, including hard-nosed merchants who knew a money train when they saw one. Twelve years earlier, Jack Kramer, the great American tennis player who died last week at 88 in Los Angeles, officially went pro at the U.S. Open. In a defining sports moment reconstructed by Sports Illustrated magazine, he explained it like this: The amateur game was phony. Kids were all getting money under the table. So at the 1947 finals, he let it be known publicly that he was going to get paid. The decision created a furor in sports, and made a force of Mr. Kramer. As tennis pundit Bud Collins noted in the magazine, From a competitor to an administrator to a broadcaster, Jack Kramer was the most important figure in the history of the game. For Mr. Kramer, the decision proved a no-brainer. It was simple, he said. I needed the money. Nowadays, sport is something nobody can explain in America. Many American sports have been outwardly and determinedly professional for roughly 50 years. But thats only true for adult sporters (and arguably for some misguided college or university players and coaches). While we dont really know what our changing perception of sport says about us, yet or at least I dont I figure it must put a lot of pressure on high school coaches and the honorable college coaches. After all, theyre required to behave with the highest standards of traditional amateur ethics. They have to pretend (if they dont believe it) that sport is designed to better your character, not to make you a winner a term now mostly synonymous with wealth and fame. They even have to pretend that the most important measurement isnt the score, but the amount of courage and heart and grace displayed by the winners (and the losers). But I think most high school coaches really do believe that character comes first: people like football coaches Bill Kramer at Naples High, or Sam Sirianni at Fort Myers High. Both have coached winning teams, and they represent a sport under great pressure to change, temperamentally. Both have also been acclaimed as good sportsmen. That concept has aged about as well as a museum mummy it lasts a long time, but it never gets more lively. Its also true of people like Dave Balza, the head mens basketball coach at Florida Gulf Coast University. His team has rocketed from Division II right into Division I status. He probably has almost as much ambition as Vice Lombardi, the late Green Bay Packers coach who said, There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that is first place. But I suspect Mr. Balzas definition of winning, of first place, isnt quite what Mr. Lombardis was. At least thats what he told me once, and I believed him. He also told me, A lot of times, the kids most willing to learn, and willing to work the hardest, are the ones who go farthest, even if they dont have the most pure athletic ability. About recruiting one of his players, Roman Narmbye, he said, First, he is a good man. A GOOD man. And second, he knows the game better than anybody. He is very smart. A GOOD man, first. Mr. Lombardi might not have worried first about whether a player was a good man, as long as he kept winning on the field and didnt get caught being a bad off the field. But Mr. Lombardi was a pro. The amateurs, though, hang on to the seemingly antiquated notion that both body and mind, training together in sport, become components of a single engine an engine designed to reach a destination people used to call the good man, or perhaps now the good woman. Understanding the place of sports makes that engine run a bit better. Near the end of the greatest game ever played, I remember breaking into tears and sobbing. Johnny Unitas was my favorite player a man who had worked in a steel mill after college, been cut from the Pittsburgh Steelers and later paid $6 a game in the semi-pros. His starting salary two years earlier had been $7,000. The Colts were deep in their own territory with two minutes to go, behind by three points. My father had borrowed a television set from somebody just for this game, and the picture was clear. I knew for sure that the Colts would win. But even with Big Daddy Lipscomb playing in the defensive line (father died when Big Daddy was 2, mother murdered in Detroit when he was 11, no college), Raymond Berry catching passes from the end position (joined the Army National Guard while playing pro football, served five years) and Lenny Moore doing the same thing from flanker back (played as one with his teammates, on the field; frequently had to sleep in separate hotels or eat in separate restaurants, like Big Daddy Lipscomb, off the field), the Colts appeared to be going down. I wept like a Greek chorus. But Dad told me two things, and I remember the words exactly. The games not over yet, Roger, he said. Besides, its only a game. 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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 PublisherShelley Lund slund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Pierce Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. Krol Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Alysia Shivers Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographerJim McLaughlinContributing PhotographersPeggy Farren Marla Ottenstein Lori YoungCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersAmanda Hartman Jon Colvin Iris RiddleCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationPaul Neumann Gregory Tretwold David Anderson Carl FundAccount ExecutivesTauna Schott Melanie Glisson Nicole Masse nmasse@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoOffice AdministratorPatti PurteePublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2009 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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. 17, 1903, Lester L. Whitman and Eugene I. Hammond complete their coast-to-coast expedition, the third trans-U.S. automobile trip in history. Their journey was memorable because it contained a small detour. Whitman and Hammonds decided to include a side trip to Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, in order to dub their trek international. On Sept. 18, 1917, 23-year-old Aldous Huxley, future author of Brave New World, is hired as a schoolmaster at Eton. One of his pupils will be Eric Blair, who will later use the pen name George Orwell. Barely able to read due to a medical condition, Huxley nevertheless graduated from Oxford in 1916, the same year his first book appeared. On Sept. 19, 1957, the United States detonates a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at a research center in Nevada. The test, known as Rainier, was the first fully contained underground detonation and produced no radioactive fallout. A total of 928 tests took place at the site between 1951 and 1992. OPINION If he wants to prevail in Afghanistan, Barack Obama needs a George W. Bush moment. Hell have to ignore the polls, brush aside doubters in his own party and reinforce a failing war effort. Bush did all that, and more, when he ordered the surge in Iraq in January 2007. He also had to buck his own military brass and almost the entirety of a foreign-policy establishment that considered the feckless recommendations of the Baker-Hamilton commission holy writ. He operated from a position of political weakness so debilitating, Lyndon Johnson might have identified with it in his final days. Compared with those headwinds, Obama is experiencing a late-summer breeze on Afghanistan. Hes a new president in whom the American public hasnt yet lost faith, even if hes faded from his post-election heights. In a CBS poll, only 48 percent approve of Obamas handling of Afghanistan. Thats nothing like the collective enough the public had exclaimed about the Iraq War prior to the surge. But Obama will need three especially Bushian qualities if he is to spare his country a humiliating retreat or an underresourced, inconclusive slog in Afghanistan: sincerity, perseverance and courage. Bush risked his presidency on Iraq because of his heartfelt belief in its strategic importance. Obama sounds just as categorical about Afghanistan. If he believes it, hell make the tough calls. If not, hell be prone to Rumsfeldian halfmeasures that will ensure all our sacrifices are made on behalf of failure. Wed be in even worse shape if Obama hadnt already sent 21,000 additional troops earlier this year. The buzz among coalition commanders on the ground was that August would be a trying month casualties would spike, and Americans back home would sour. So it has come to pass. If Obama approves another request for additional forces from Gen. Stanley McChrystal, it will mean even more casualties, as for at least a period of time the Taliban look as strong as ever. Bush had to endure a similarly treacherous lag between our troops fighting their way to outposts among the population in Iraq, and the results in enhanced security. Obama, too, will have to ignore his most fervent supporters, who fear hell wreck his presidency in the Hindu Kush, and stomach poll numbers that will get worse. If we withdrew, the Taliban would take over swaths of the country and would likely host al-Qaida again. Pakistan would feel pressure to return to embracing the Taliban fully as its proxy in a war that would become a free-forall for Afghanistans neighbors. This would strengthen the hand of extremists within Pakistan at the same time our credibility would have sustained a devastating blow. The war is far from lost. Kabul is relatively safe, certainly compared with the hellish extremity of Baghdad in 2006. The areas that are in the worst shape in the South are those in which we have had the fewest forces. The population doesnt want a reprise of Taliban rule. If we could recover in an Iraq that had descended to Dantes seventh circle, Afghanistan is salvageable with enough resources and time. As he contemplates his next move, Obama should ask an unexpected question: What would Bush do? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYEven in the city of Ground Zero, Sept. 11, 2001, seems ever-more distant on the eighth anniversary of that terrible day. Eight years is not that long a time, a mere blink in historys gaze, and for those closest to the death and destruction of 9/11 those who survived it and those who lost loved ones there are no doubt moments when it seems like no time at all. But for the rest of us, the distance between then and now is magnified by all that has happened since, all the ripples of consequence that spread out from that morning when planes collided with tall buildings. The ripples spread to this day, though we probably think less often than we should about the events that first set them in motion. The relentless politicizing of 9/11 by those who invoked it to justify actions big and small may have drained that date of some of its power in the ears of the average citizen, through sheer repetition. But make no mistake: We live and some of us die still in the world created by 9/11. Sept. 11s repercussions resonate most clearly in the war we continue to fight in Afghanistan. At the beginning of that fight, many spoke of how our United States, to prevail, would need not only firepower and willpower but also staying power. Public officials and pundits alike warned against repeating the mistake of abandoning Afghanistan, as we did after the U.S.-backed mujahedeen drove out the Soviet Union in 1989. With those cautions in mind, we might have imagined, in October 2001, that there would still be a U.S. presence in Afghanistan eight years later. But did anyone foresee, particularly after the relatively quick dispatch of the Taliban from the seats of governmental power, that the fighting would still be so intense and that the outcome would remain in doubt?Our nation had the firepower, but we chose to use most of it instead in another war that was linked to 9/11 through sophistry, demagoguery and misinformation. Our nation and our troops never lacked the willpower to fight dangerous enemies abroad, but did we lack the willpower in our democracy at home in our politicians, in our press, in our public discourse to challenge the notion of committing ourselves to a war in Iraq with the job in Afghanistan left unfinished? And now, as we belatedly bring a new focus on a war in Afghanistan, we might also wonder about our staying power. In the same recent interview where Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen described the situation in Afghanistan as serious and deteriorating, he also noted, with concern, opinion polls that show faltering public support at home for continuing the war. If we look at the Soviet experience in Afghanistan, we can find parallels, such as an inability to extend governmental authority beyond that countrys cities, and a fighting force increasingly susceptible to guerrilla attacks. The Soviets stayed for nine years, then withdrew from the war that came to be called their Vietnam. With some now calling Afghanistan for different, but related, reasons Obamas Vietnam, how much longer will the U.S. stay? At what price in the blood of our servicemen and -women, and what price in treasure? And what would be the price of withdrawal?It has been eight years since terrorists killed 3,000 citizens of the U.S. and the world in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa. In those eight years, more than 800 American men and women in uniform have been killed in Afghanistan, and 4,200 in Iraq. Sept. 11, 2001 may be in the past, but the past still exerts a powerful pull on the present. c l in fi S t fi in danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly 9/11 past and present GUEST OPINION What would Bush do?


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________pkrol@ confidence, she adds. Ms. Desalvo is planning to take the Seacrest chorus to Italy to perform in some of the cathedrals that had such a powerful impact on her musical career. To raise money for the trip, the group will perform on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Handsome Harrys on Third Street South. The show will be great practice for the kids to sing in front of an audience, she says. The more experience they get, the better theyll be at dealing with stage fright. Despite all of the years that she has spent on performance stages around the world, Ms. Desalvo admits she still gets nervous every time she plays. I always want to do my best, and that provides a certain amount of pressure, she says. Still, the adrenalin that comes from being nervous helps me to do a better job on stage. It gives me a shot of energy and an excitement that I need to do my best. Over the years, Ive learned to channel my nerves so that they help me give a better performance rather than immobilizing me. Thats something that I try to teach my students to do as well. When asked what she likes best about performing, Ms. Desalvo replies that she likes well, everything about it. I cant imagine doing anything else with my life, she says. I love working with kids and helping them grow, and I love every minute that I spend on stage. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to bring my own interpretations of the music to the audience. 15 MINUTES but they didnt really take to it, she says, although my oldest son loves playing now. The pianist believes that even for kids who dont plan a career in music, singing with a choir offers a wonderful chance to learn to work with a group. And getting up in front of an audience is not easy for most kids, but its an important life lesson that helps build Growing up in a house filled with music the way she did, its really no surprise that concert pianist and choral director Jodie Desalvo found her passion early in life. By the time she was 8 years old, she had decided playing the piano was her lifes ambition, and since then she has fully realized her goal. Ms. Desalvo has earned national and international acclaim for her interpretations of the classical masters and has toured the world as a concert soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She played her debut performance at Carnegie Hall in 1982 and followed that performance with an encore engagement at New Yorks Lincoln Center. Shes performed on stage with The Moody Blues and in major concert halls in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Tenerife, Warsaw and London. Nowadays, however, she prefers performing closer to home. She appears regularly at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and hosts the Phils lecture and recital series titled The Art of the Piano. Shes also the middle and high school choral director at Seacrest Country Day School. My mother was an opera singer, says Ms. Desalvo, who grew up the middle of three children in Waterbury, Conn. Though my mom stopped performing when she married my father, music was always a very big part of our lives she adds. She began performing publically at the age of 11, accompanying the chorus at St. Josephs Catholic School, where she was a student, and playing at local churches and concert halls. In high school and in college, she toured with a variety of choral groups and performed in some of the most spectacular cathedrals in Europe. Those experiences were some of the best of my professional life, she says. Playing the worlds most beautiful compositions in such awe-inspiring places was very moving for me. The old world context made the music very powerful. She earned a bachelor of music degree from the Hartt School of Music in New York and a masters from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Her choral background makes her a natural as the choir director at Seacrest. Before beginning there two years ago, she held a similar position at Community School of Naples. In addition to her full-time responsibilities, she tutors students individually in both singing and piano. I love working with the students one-on-one, helping them develop their individual strengths, she says. Her son Bennie, a senior at Seacrest, sings with the school choir; older son Frank attends Tufts University in Somerville, Mass., where he sings with a gospel choir. Her husband, Bill, is the high school admissions coordinator and the college counseling officer at Seacrest. I tried to teach both my kids to play the piano when they were growing up, The world is her stage, but concert pianist prefers Naples for nowCOURTESY PHOTO Jodie Desalvo


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 intrinsic value, such as gold coins. Others collect objects of extrinsic value, things that are worth something because many people want them. Thats how art achieves its value, she says, adding a canvas, wood stretcher and nails arent really worth anything. Its when collectors start competing for an artists work that it becomes valuable. The materials are not what people are vying for. And then there are items that appear to have no particular value at all, except to the collector. For example, Ms. Karps collection of found grocery lists. Or her collection of this item was inspected by tags. Or her collection of fancy wax paper. After her book was published, she received a letter from a man in England about his collection of price stickers found on bread. Hed collected them throughout his childhood and had laid them out in books, hundreds on each page. Collectors literally embrace material culture, things that you can hold in your hand, while simultaneously, theyre enfolded by their collections, and theyre defined by their collections, she says. In In Flagrante Collecto, she devotes three pages to a friends collection of soap shards. He groups them together and places them in frames, displaying them much like how Victorians displayed geological specimens or fossils or seashell collections, she writes. The soaps are smoothed by use, Arplike shapes of various colors, some with white veins showing, as if theyre marble.Shared characteristicsCollecting is a calling, not a choice, Ms. Karp says. She describes collectors as are those whose inner child still dominates. Anybody who has ever collected anything has felt the satisfactions of collecting, which are deep and urgent, she says. Its analogous to gastronomy: devouring, savoring, digesting, assimilating. (A collection) becomes part of you. It enhances who you are. And as most people who ever collected anything know, the acquisition of (a desired object) gives you a state of peace and knowing, a rather proprietary stance. You just want to steal off with it and bring it to safe haven. Collectors share common traits. First, collecting gives them a sense of control. Children have very little control over their own lives, and collecting gives them a province of absolute control. Its their domain, she says. A collector is a godly king and an absolute monarch of a singular and self-defined territory. And in a real sense, they are master of all he or she surveys. Second, their collections provide hands-on gratification. Theres a deep satisfaction in handling, organizing, even inventorying and communing with the booty. I found it, its mine! These are wonderful! she says. Touching the material objects connects us with the time and place in which they were made. The third trait that collectors share is empowerment. Within their collecting sphere, their choices are limited only by their imagination. Everything you do with the collection is self-imposed, except maybe if your mother comes into your room, she says, drawing unspoken images of mothers throwing out treasured collections, including valuable baseball cards or comic books considering them junk.Common dilemmasCollectors often grapple with the same kinds of questions, no matter what the object of their desire: Should their quest be toward variety or quality? Quality or quantity? Quantity or one-of-a-kind? Perfect or flaws allowed? Should I upgrade? Should I trade? The boundaries, the criteria and the standards are all the collectors own, Ms. Karp says, although limitations of budget are personal and may be built into ones criteria. I like to think of it as a sliding scale of allowable desire. The fourth characteristic of collecting is exhilaration in the quest and the satisfaction attendant to acquisition, she says. You can sort of examine your own feelings about that and come up with a refined sense of strategic reconnaissance and a fulfilling sense, really, of your own personal acuteness, judgment, attainment, achievement. If youve ever had a kid talk to you about things in a collection they put together, they really wax eloquent on their favorites and where they found them, or how they came by them. The fifth characteristic is possession. Ownership is really an act of self-affirming intimacy and self-committing responsibility, she says. Youre committing yourself to taking care of these things, and revealing yourself to be who you are through your selection, your objects. A collectors singular voice is always witnessed in a collection. And the last trait, she says, is husbanding and transference of characteristics. Once you have objects, once you give them protective custody, in some cases its like granting asylum, gripping an object from the wastebasket or the maw of oblivion, she says. I think to collectors of all ages, a collection is a charm against chaos its protection against the world, its the ordered part of their lives. Its their realm. She explains that husbanding means youre committed to taking care of the objects, which confers, in some mysterious way, the characteristics of whats collected to the collector. If things are beautiful or (show) strength or poise or dignity or quirkiness, its a mantle that the collector dons, she says. Dianne Durante likes that idea.If she only had a heartMs. Durante, a marriage and family counselor in Naples, has collected heart-shaped objects for more than two decades. It started with heart-motif kitchen wallpaper that she just had to have. At one point, her collection was very specific: only purple hearts. I was really into purple, she says. When she first moved to Naples 20 years ago, Ms. Durante would walk the beach in search of stones or shells in the shape of a heart. It was my symbol of hope, that if I could just find a heart, everything was going to work out, she says. I have about 50 of those hearts, mostly stones. I have some at home, some at the office. An entire wall in her office is filled with framed heart art, including a hand-stitched needlework of hearts and a quilt. Ms. Durante recites her favorite saying To hear with the ear and the heart is an art and points out that hear, ear and art are all contained within the word heart. Ive surrounded myself with hearts, she says. I think for me, its hope Its a belief in positive thinking: If I can just keep my heart open, I can find hearts all over and I will also do my job better. I will always have an open heart to listen to people. What better thing for a marriage counselor than to collect hearts, and to teach people about their hearts? she says.Full battle dressBill Deile, a city councilman in Cape Coral, has a collection that relates to his career: military uniforms, caps, helmets, patches and badges. A retired Army colonel, he fought in Vietnam and joined the Army Reserves when he returned to civilian life, eventually doing stints in Saudi Arabia and Hungary. As a boy, Mr. Deile collected matchbooks, pennies and stamps. When he was in high school, he started collecting Army patches. What attracted me to them was the symbolism, and the color, the heraldic origins of them, he says. Im a student of history and heraldry. When I collect things, I like to know what they mean and what theyre all about. About his military uniforms and accessories he says, The colors mean something. The different shapes mean something. He has at shelves filled with reference books in English, Hungarian, German, Russian and French, all about military uniforms. The books explain the development, the origin, who the designer was, he says. More than a dozen glass cases hold his collection of patches and badges. Crossed rifles mean infantry, he says. Crossed sabers mean cavalry. Eight shelves display caps and helmets above a rack laden with uniforms. Visor caps are more structured, while garrison caps are made of cloth and look like envelope purses, he says. The piping on the garrison caps signified different things, he explains, for example, maroon and white is medical, yellow and green is military police, and red is artillery. Everything has a significance. His scores of Army uniforms date from the Spanish American War through World War II. He has an SS uniform and a French Legionnaires uniform. The French Foreign Legion has a mystique to it; it appeals to me to have that, he says. He holds up a Civil War uniform made of heavy blue wool with red trim. The Civil War uniforms are small; people were smaller then, he says. Mr. Deile tries to find uniforms that are his size. Most of the uniforms I have fit, he says. The Russian stuff, I dont have any problem. Theyre more robust. So how does he find all these things? The process has changed over the decades, he says, but he adds he still loves the thrill of the hunt. Back in high school, when he started collecting military patches, I was limited to what you could get in Army Navy stores, he says. Youd swap with friends, pick up pieces from relatives who were returning from the service. As I got older, I started acquiring from other collectors and dealers at gun shows and through mail-order auctions. With the advent of the Internet, hes on eBay every day, he says, but he still goes to gun shows and talks and deals with other collectors. I like to be able to look, feel, hold something, he says. He enjoys standing in his room thats filled with uniforms. I get a sense of satisfaction in what Ive amassed over the years, he says. I enjoy looking at them and figuring out where the gaps are in my collection. I enjoy doing the research (about the uniforms and the various battles they were in.) Sometimes he wonders about the men who wore those uniforms, who they were, what their dreams were, what they saw and experienced in battle. Ms. Karp, the collectors collector and author of In Flagrante Collecto, certainly understands. Every object has its history, she says. Thats implicit in what youre collecting. You inherit the whole bag.Goofy gum and novelty necktiesMickey Gorman, a fun-loving guy who lives in North Port, collects gum and novelty ties. The gum collecting began as a joke, when his daughters were little, he says (theyre now 32 and 30 years old). We started noticing all these silly different types of gum that were out there, and we started collecting them, he says. They have them in these little milk cartons, they have them shaped like hamburgers and French fries, and in tubes of toothpaste and in packs like baseball cards. He estimates he has maybe 100 kinds of gum, stored in boxes in his garage. It could be a huge pile of sticky goo by now, he allows. I dont know how serious I got about it. How serious can you get about bubble gum? The goofy stuff, Mr. Gorman adds, just grabbed me. As for his novelty ties, he estimates he owns a couple hundred, and this is after hes culled his collection. I have everything from a Rush Limbaugh collection to a bunch of Disney ties and South Park and The Flintstones. Ive got a Mothers Against Drunk Driving tie. Its beer under a microscope. I have a Jerry Garcia tie. He worked for a while on a tourist train in Grapevine, Texas, and bought a train tie. It looks like a locomotive, he says, with the point of the tie being the cowcatcher. When you push a button, it plays Ive Been Working on the Railroad. He doesnt wear ties very often these days, but when he does, he picks one from his collection, such as his Bugs Bunny tie. If youre going to wear a tie in Florida, at least you ought to have fun with it, he insists. COLLECTORSFrom page 1 PEGGY FARREN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYHearts and more hearts make up Dianne Durantes collection. p a KARP >> Were collecting collectors Do you have an unusual collection? Were not talking baseball cards, comic books, Hummels or rst edition books. Were looking for the nontypical stuff: linoleum samples, barbed wire, bad portraits, paint-by-number kits, swizzle sticks, retro aprons, menus from long-gone hotels, horror movie props. The weird, the unusual, the funky. Whatever you have, we want to know about it. E-mail Florida Weekly arts writer Nancy Stetson at nstetson@, and well be happy to consider your collection for a story. Be sure to include your phone number in your e-mail. collect much?


WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 NEWS A9 FLORIDA WEEKLY Marketplace at Pelican Bay[SW corner Vanderbilt Beach Rd. & 41, near Steinmart] Naples LIMIT ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. CANNOT BE APPLIED TO PREVIOUS PURCHASES. OFFER GOOD THROUGH 9/30/09your purchase of $100 or more$25 offTreat your feet! Naples $FREE PARKING September 26th & 27thGermain Arena Estero, FLOver 180 Exciting Exhibits! SeaPhantom STUNT NUTZ Xtreme Sports, Wakeboard, Motorcycle, & BMX stunts VITAS Innovative Hospice Care has opened a private-room hospice unit at Physicians Regional Medical CenterPine Ridge. Naples Mayor Bill Barnett presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 16. On the fourth floor east of Physicians Regional Medical Center, the 10 hospice rooms are for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Because a quiet, non-clinical setting helps reduce stress, each room has the ambiance of a luxury hotel. Cabinetry houses medical equipment out of sight, while soothing colors and comfortable furniture creates a non-institutional environment. A family room on the floor has a television and childrens area. A galley kitchen offers snacks throughout the day, and families are welcome to prepare special dishes. A chapel provides a quiet place for introspection and prayer. Visiting hours are 24/7, and family members are welcome to spend the night. At the same time, were always providing patients with the highest level of care, says Bonnie Carlson, a registered nurse and manager of the VITAS inpatient hospice unit care team. Home, rather than the hospital, is where most hospice patients want to be. But sometimes the illness makes that difficult, Ms. Carlson adds. This unit is a home away from home. The Miami-based VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, a pioneer and leading provider of end-of-life care since 1978, operates 45 hospice programs in 16 states and has been caring for terminally ill patients and their families in Collier County since 2008. Evolving from its founding as a volunteer organization by a United Methodist minister and a registered nurse, today VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) employs 9,394 professionals who care for patients at home as well as in the companys 27 inpatient hospice units and in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities. For more information, visit www.vitas. com. Private-room hospice unit opens at Physicians Regional-Pine RidgeSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOOne of 10 patient rooms on the new VITAS hospice unit at Physicians Regional Medical Center-Pine Ridge.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 Breakthroughs in eye hairThe pharmaceutical company Allergan has introduced eyelash-thickener Latisse, a $120 per month prescription medication to help a woman overcome feelings of inadequacy if she suffers from scrawny lashes. Alternatively, eyelash transplants are now available in the U.S. and Britain, originally developed to restore lashes for burn victims, but, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, now to market to women dissatisfied with their own (at about $6,000). And in May, Washington, D.C., resident Brian Peterkin-Vertanesian petitioned the Guinness Book to recognize Wally, his 6 8-inch eyebrow hair as the worlds longest, beating the current record by almost an inch. Recurring themesFor at least the third time in eight years, geography-challenged vacationers bought airline tickets for an Australian holiday but failed to notice (until they landed in Sydney) that their tickets took them to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Dutch man Joannes Rutten and his grandson appeared shocked when they de-planed in Canada, even though they had boarded an earlier connecting flight in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In December 2008, an Argentine woman made a similar mistake, and in August 2002, a young British couple, after realizing their error, decided to spend their holiday in Nova Scotia, after all. The continuing crisis Juvenile disruptions by Girls Gone Wild video producer Joe Francis in two recent federal lawsuit depositions have apparently backfired on him. Under questioning by plaintiffs lawyers, Mr. Francis had persistently and solemnly claimed not to understand common words and, during one session, repeatedly passed gas. At another deposition, he appeared indignant when asked if he had paid two teenage girls to fondle him (disgusting allegations (against) a man of my integrity). One judge summarily ruled against him on a $3 million Las Vegas gambling debt, and the other judge was considering a similar course in a class-action lawsuit by some of Mr. Francis allegedly underage models. With no help from Verizon Wireless, law enforcement agencies managed to hunt down a disturbed, 62-year-old man sought in an 11-hour manhunt following a domestic violence call in Carrollton, Ohio, in May. Deputies had wanted to use the mans cell phone signal to locate him, but the company had shut off his service over an unpaid $20 bill and refused to turn it on, even for a few minutes, unless deputies paid the $20. The sheriff was reluctantly about to pay when deputies found the man. OopsIn August, Democrat Michael Heagerty failed by one name to meet the ballot requirements to run for re-election to the city council in Syracuse, N.Y. He was credited with 334 of the 335 necessary signatures, but realized too late that he had forgotten to list his own name. (He said he would run for re-election, anyway, as an independent.) Agile athletes Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster missed a month with a broken toe suffered in July when he tripped on a railing while leaving the dugout to celebrate a victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Kansas City Royals Jose Guillen missed over a month after tearing a ligament in his knee while leaning over to put on a shin guard before his turn to bat in a July game. Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards, a three-time AllAmerican, was to miss the first month of the season after injuring his foot in August while mowing his lawn. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEAnimals gone wild In July, scuba divers around San Diego were forced out of the water by the estimated 1 million human-sized Humboldt squid that infested the area. Usually deepwater dwellers, they swarmed near the shore for several weeks, flashing their razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles, according to a KABC-TV report. In June, in Ana Lee Sprays garage in Riverside County, Calif., a fullgrown mountain lion was cornered and held at bay for 45 minutes by Sprays three Chihuahuas, yapping at it relentlessly. Eventually, animal control officers arrived and removed the grateful lion. Union rules One subway line in Boston is still forced to employ two drivers per train when the other Boston lines, and most all subway systems worldwide, use only one. A June Boston Globe analysis estimated that the second driver, doing virtually nothing useful, costs the government $30 million annually. At any one time, the New York City school system is forced to keep about 1,600 teachers on full salary and benefits (costing about $100 million per year) even though they cannot be required to work. Six hundred are in a multiyear arbitration process for terminable misconduct or incompetence, and 1,000 are long-term layoffs from shuttered schools but whom principals continually pass over for transfer. Least competent criminalsTwo home invaders in East St. Louis, Ill., holding 11 people hostage as police surrounded the house, were eventually tricked outside by the captives and arrested. The hostages, borrowing an idea from several movie scripts, convinced the invaders that their only shot at freedom was to change clothes to look less conspicuous and then to release everyone. The two would appear to be part of the hostage group, and the hostages promised to tell police that the home invaders had already escaped earlier. However, as everyone walked out, the captives merely pointed out to police the two invaders


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PAGE 13 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session 239-261-7157 141 Ninth Street North NaplesFor over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Trudys Store Made QuichesExcluding Seafood ItemsAssorted Flavors$60.00 or more Grocery OrderLimit 2 per customer. Good thru 9\23\09Limit 1 per customer. Good thru 9\23\09Must present coupon at time of purchase.$1000 OFF9 in$699 COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS The Shelter for Abused Wome & Children will benefit from a food drive at Casino Royale on Saturday, Sept. 26. In return for canned goods and other non-expired food items, Casino Royale guests will enjoy $5 machine play for 10+ food items, $10 machine play for 20-plus items. The Shelter hopes to stock its pantry with the following canned goods to support adult and child victims of domestic violence from across Collier County: baby formula, coffee and creamer, tea, sugar and spices, all types of pasta, oatmeal, jam and jelly, ketchup, mayonaisse, peanut butter, rice, evaporated milk, apple juice, Kool Aid, cake mixes, cereal, macaroni and cheese, pancake mix and syrup, breakfast bars, canned vegetables and soups. Casino Royale is in the Davis Village Shopping Center. If you would like to learn more about hosting a food drive for the shelter, call 775-3862, ext. 235, or e-mail The Shelter provides programs and services designed to prevent domestic violence before it begins; advocates for societal changes to end domestic violence in our community; and meets the immediate and long-term needs of victims and survivors. Since 1989, it has served more than 50,000 individuals. The 24-hour crisis line is 775-1101. In conjunction World Rabies Day, the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic will give a free rabies vaccination (value $15) to all spay or neuter patients who have scheduled appointments on Monday, Sept. 28. The free vaccine is available for animals that have a Collier or Lee county pet license. Area vets and technicians will pitch in at the clinic on Friday, Oct. 16, to help spay and neuter feral cats brought to the clinic in traps.To schedule an appointment for your pets spay or neuter, or for more information about brining in a feral cat for the procedure, call the clinic at 514-SNIP (7647). The clinic is at 2544 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, off I-75 at Immokalee Road. The von Liebig Art Center, in conjunction with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council, will host an open house and Season of Seasons kickoff for the two groups from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the art center. The evening will include appetizers provided and hosted by area caterers and party planners, wine and soft drinks, and a preview of the art centers second annual Non-Juried All Member Show of Shows exhibition. Participating businesses include Sweet Charity, Whole Foods Market,and Ridgway Bar & Grill.Admission is free for AFP and GNAPGC members and $5 for others. Although walkins are welcome, RSVPs to Elizabeth Hinkle at or 470-4113 by Sept. 18 will be appreciated. Casino Royale will collect food for womens shelterSpay Neuter Clinic has plans for rabies shots and feral cats Fundraising professionals plan open house at The von LiebigFriends of Suzanne Perry, a Naples hairstylist who is fighting breast cancer, are holding a Hawaiian luau dinner dance to raise funds for Ms. Perry on Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Williams Catholic Church. Russells Clambakes has donated a Polynesian buffet for the first 200 people. Admission is free. Funds will be raised through raffles and a silent auction.Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and buffet service will start at 7:15 p.m. Dancing and more fun will happen from 8:30-11 p.m. No reservations or tickets are required (only cash and checks can be accepted for raffle and auction payment). For more information, call 596-7990 or e-mail soozie100@comcast. net. Luau will raise money for womans fight against cancerDiscover how Girl Scouting builds courage, confidence and character in girls, and learn about rewarding volunteer opportunities available for adults. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Inc. are holding information and recruitment events from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the following schools in Naples: Avalon Elementary, Big Cypress, Calusa Park, Golden Terrace, Lake Park, Laurel Oak, Lely Elementary, Naples Park Elementary, Osceola Elementary, Pelican Marsh Elementary, Poinciana Elementary, Sea Gate Elementary, Veterans Memorial Elementary and Vineyards Elementary. On Marco Island, Tommie Barfield Elementary will also hold an information and recruitment night. Anyone who wants to learn more about becoming a Girl Scout or volunteering with the program is welcome. Prospective Girl Scouts do not have to attend the school they visit for information and recruitment night. For more information, contact Deborah Gittes, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Inc., at 262-5236 or e-mail Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA and serves nearly 11,000 girls in Collier, Hendry, Glades, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte and Lee counties. Area schools hold information, recruitment night for Girl ScoutsKrystalz for Cancer, a program in which volunteers make jewelry that is sold to raise money to help area cancer patients, comes to Collier County starting this month. Jewelry workshops will take place from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 and 28, in the Community Room at the Collection at Vanderbilt. The mission is to provide need-based financial assistance for those in Lee and Collier county struggling with the financial burden of cancer and need assistance paying for food, clothing, shelter, utilities, etc. Some of those who volunteer to make jewelry are in treatment for cancer themselves, and some are caregivers; others have been patients or caregivers in the past or simply want to make a difference. No jewelry-making experience is necessary. Sterling silver and Swarovski crystal supplies and instruction are provided. There is no cost to participate. Founders Sarah Smith and Annie Knouse organize trunk shows and other events at which the jewelry is sold; Lee Memorial Health System Foundation administers the funds that are raised. The Collection at Vanderbilt is at the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport Pulling roads. Woolbright Development Group has donated use of the community room for Krystalz for Cancer. For more information, call Ms. Smith at 992-8670 or Ms. Knouse at 495-3393. Marissa Collections presents its next Style Session devoted to Diamonds Demystified at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the boutique on Third Avenue South. Certified gemologist and diamond expert Alex Floyd will be the guest speaker. RSVP to reserve a seat by calling 687-1148 or online at Make a bracelet, help a cancer patientDiamonds are the center of attention at Marissa Collections Style Session


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 NEWS A15 The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will host its sixth annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala on Thursday, March 4, 2010, under a tent at Cap dAntibes at Pelican Bay. The mangrove-fringed property will be transformed into an elegant, eco-chic environ for an evening that will begin with cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. A seated dinner and live auction will follow. The Conservancy will also present its prestigious Eagle Award, an honor bestowed annually to a citizen representing leadership in environmental protection and conservation. This years recipient is Ellin Goetz, a former Conservancy board member and current honorary chair of the Magic Under the Mangroves committee. Renewable resources and sustainable practices have been incorporated into the planning for the event. Eco-friendly elements include limited use of paper promotional materials; tree-free, recycled and biodegradable paper products; sustainable fabrics and renewable resources such as bamboo, sisal and potato starch; low-energy lighting; and recycling and waste reduction. Last years Magic Under the Mangroves raised more than $380,000 to help the Conservancy fund wildlife transport, equipment for monitoring water quality and estuary research projects, scholarships for childrens summer camp, satellite transmitters to track sea turtles and the hiring of interns to support functions across the organization. Northern Trust and Gulf Bay are the presenting sponsors for Magic Under the Mangroves 2010. Other sponsors include Gulfshore Life magazine, Florida Weekly, the Pelican Bay Foundation and Betty McLean Travel. Patron packages begin at $3,500, and individual tickets are $550. The Patron Party will take place Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Keewaydin Club on Keewaydin Island. For more information, call 403-4219 or visit The Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) and the E v erglades Astronomical Society present Island Under the Stars to give visitors the chance to view constellations and other objects in the night sky from the dark shores of Lovers Key. Powerful telescopes will be set up and society members will explain how to read a star chart. The program takes place from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Lovers Key State Park. Space is limited, and reservations are required by calling 463-4588 or visiting the park to sign up. Cost is $10 for FOLKS members and $15 for others. All proceeds benefit the FOLKS fund for the Lovers Key Visitor Center. See, study the night sky at Lovers Key State Park All proceeds benet the Conservancy of Southwest Florida juvenile sh study in the Ten Thousand Islands.Corporate Partners Sponsored byJoin Roland Martin for this IGFA Certified Event 2009 CATCH & RELEASE TOURNAMENT OCTOBER 2 4, 2009 239.403.4200 REGISTER ONLINE TODAY! CONSERVANCY.ORG/REDSNOOKKICK-OFF PARTY AND AUCTION! HOT COMPETITION! AWARDS AND TROPHIES! PHOTOS COURTESY MARK STRONG PHOTOGRAPHY Marina BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL, INC. The expanded and renovated Naples Botanical Garden is well on the way to its grand opening in November. Festivities will include: Tuesday, Nov. 10: A late afternoon into early evening stroll through each of the new gardens, with entertainment, cocktails and dinner under a grand tent. Tickets are $250 per person; table packages are available. Wednesday, Nov. 11: Hats in the Garden, the Gardens signature annual luncheon. Tickets begin at $500; tables of 10 begin at $7,500. Friday, Nov. 13: Royal Palm Society brunch and member preview. Complimentary for Royal Palm Society members. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15: Public grand opening. The official ribbon cutting will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by activities and entertainment both days. For more information, contact Lisa Juliano at 643-7275 or, or visit www.naplesgarden. org. Anticipation grows for Garden grand opening Keep Collier Beautiful is coordinating local activities for the annual International Coastal Litter and Marine Debris Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. Garbage bags, gloves, bottled water and T-shirts (while supplies last) will be available for volunteers beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at numerous sites, including Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Lowdermilk Park, the Naples Pier, Bayview Park, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Tiger Tail Beach and Cedar Bay Marina.Groups of 10 or more should contact Keep Collier Beautiful to reserve supplies at the site of their choice. For more information and possible additional sites, call 580-8319 or e-mail Take part locally in worldwide coastal cleanup Pelican Bay will provide backdrop for a magical evening

PAGE 15 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN SOLAR POWER YOUR HOME & SAVE Up to 30% as young as you feel ookBotoxTM TM Nadia A. Kazim, MD Eyelid & Facial Cosmetic SurgeonEva Maloney Esthetician and Certied Medical ElectrologistFor a personal consultation, call 418-0999 12731 New Brittany Blvd. Fort Myers www.bettervision.netTHE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAY MENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONS, OR TREATMENT. THE RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE PATIENTS CONSULTATION. Save $50 SUMMER Discount Offer not valid with other discounts. Must present ad at time of appointment. Offer expires 9.22.09 L Think Florida and you think palm trees and beaches, alligators and perhaps roseate spoonbills. But wild turkeys? Yes, wild turkeys. Not only do wild turkeys live in Florida, theres a subspecies, Meleagris gallopavo Osceola, that lives only in Florida. In 1890, W.E.D. Scott first described and named Floridas subspecies for the famous Seminole chief, Osceola. (Another subspecies, Meleagris gallopavo silvestris, the eastern turkey, also lives in Florida but extends into northern states.) Floridas Osceola turkey looks like the eastern turkey except it is smaller and darker. When its wings are folded, the white triangle patches visible on the eastern subspecies are hidden. Osceola turkeys display more iridescent green and red with less bronze than their eastern counterpart; females (hens) are a lighter color except for darker wings. Their colorations provide camouflage Wild turkeys thrive in central and southern Florida BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSfor both males (toms) and hens in Floridas swamps, pine flatwoods and oak and palmetto uplands, where they use their long legs and strong feet to scratch for acorns, seeds and dropped fruit. Most live in the central and southern parts of the state. In the early 1900s, excessive hunting caused a sharp decline in their population. Restocking begin in 1948, and with regulated hunting, flocks recovered by the 1970s. Today some 80,000 to 90,000 birds live in Florida. Breeding begins with longer spring days, but changes in temperature can speed or slow breeding times. During warm periods as early as January, toms begin gobbling to attract hens. When a hen comes near, the tom begins to strut. If the hen approves, mating occurs. The hen scratches a shallow depression to lay her eggs. She begins laying 10 light brown eggs over 12 days, usually in March or April. After she lays the last egg, she incubates them until they hatch about 26 days later. Even though tall grass or shrubs hide nests, only about 50 percent of the eggs hatch. Farming activities crush eggs, and rains flood nests. The surviving young turkeys peck out of eggs, spurred on by the hens clucking. This clucking helps the young develop a social bond with their mom, called imprinting. Imprinting continues once the poults hatch and helps them identify their species and their parent. Many birds after hatching imprint on the first thing they see. My son once hatched a lone duckling that imprinted on him. Ziggy followed him everywhere and when introduced to other ducks was initially afraid of them. He learned to be duck after he joined a flock of younger ducklings, and he ultimately became top dog or top duck. Turkey poults have a rough first two weeks because they cannot fly. Predators such as raccoons, skunks, opossums, gray foxes, coyotes and dogs eat 70 percent of the hatchlings during this period. By the third week, survivors can fly and roost in trees where they are safer. And the life cycle begins again. If you want to see Floridas unique Osceola turkey, hike in upland areas of open fields or swamps. For a guaranteed sighting, visit the only Florida state park that is also a zoo: Homosassa Springs State Park in Homosassa. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail turkeyLEE BELANGER / COURTESY PHOTO


If you want to tee up for a good cause, check out some of these opportunities coming up on the local links: Sept. 25: CBIA Insurance and Risk Management Services Members and friends of the Collier Building Industry Association tee off for the Insurance and Risk Management Services 2009 golf tournament Friday, Sept. 25, at the Flamingo Course at Lely Resort. This is the associations last tournament this year. Cost is $125 per player and includes cart and green fees, two mulligans, 10 raffle tickets, three complimentary drinks on the course and lunch following the tournament. Call 436-6100 or visit Sept. 26: The Marco Police Foundation The Marco Police Foundation holds its seventh annual golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Marco Island Country Club. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the four-person scramble is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per person. For registration or more information, call Debra Sanders at 248-7419 or Dick Shanahan at 860-4354. Oct. 8: NABOR The Naples Area Board of Realtors holds its annual golf tournament Thursday, Oct. 8, at The Club at Olde Cypress. Registration is at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon. Cost is $125 per player. All proceeds benefit the Naples Equestrian Challenge Inc. to help purchase a lift and ramp to safely place riders with disabilities on horseback. For registration or more information, call Kari Greer at 597-1666 or visit www. Oct. 12: The FGCU Founders Cup The 18th annual Florida Gulf Coast University Founders Cup is set for Monday, Oct. 12, at The Club at Mediterra in North Naples. Proceeds benefit the FGCU Foundation. Registration is $1,800 per foursome and $450 for individuals. A championship sponsor level is available for $2,000 and includes a four-player team and hole sponsorship signage on the two courses. Hole sponsorships are $500 for signage on the two courses. Event sponsors include Estero Bay Chevrolet AJAX Building Corporation, Five County Insurance, Johnson Controls, Kraft Construction, Service Painting of Florida, Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings and University Housing. For more information or to register, contact Michele Kroffke at 590-1074 or, or visit www.fgcu. edu/foundation. Oct. 17: Step by Step Step by Step Early Childhood Education & Therapy Center hosts its sixth annual golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 17, at LaPlaya Golf Club in North Naples. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. A luncheon and awards presentation will follow play. Registration is $150 per person. All proceeds will benefit the centers scholarship program for financially needy children and families. Hole sponsorships are available for $150 each and other sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register as a player, major sponsor, hole sponsor or guest, call Jean Mekeel at Step by Step at 455-9525 or e-mail Oct. 17: The MJS Golf Classic The Michael J. Szwed Legacy Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County holds its annual MJS Golf Classic on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Vanderbilt Country Club. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:15 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Cocktails and dinner accompany the awards ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. Registration is $100 per person for gold and dinner; tickets for just the awards ceremony and dinner are $40. For registration or more information, call Kristen Szwed at (561) 847-0190. Oct. 18-19: The CCMA Charity ClassicThe Everglades Region/Florida Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America hosts its 12th annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament and Gala Sunday and Monday, Oct. 18-19, at Shadow Wood Preserve. Proceeds benefit the Wishing Well Foundation and the Special Olympics. The Sunday evening gala includes cocktails, heavy hors doeuvres, entertainment and silent and live auctions. The Monday tournament has a shotgun start and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments as well as cocktails, hors doeuvres and awards following play.Golf and gala packages are $300 if purchased before Sept. 30, and $350 beginning Oct. 1. Individual tickets to the gala are $100.The CMAA is a professional association for managers of membership clubs. To donate auction items, purchase gala tickets or register for the tournament, visit CharityClassic or contact Lori Cook North at 287-0780 or lori@eventfulinc. com. Oct. 19: The Tommy Bahama Coconut Classic The 14th annual Tommy Bahama Coconut Classic takes place Monday, Oct. 19, at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 11a.m. The tournament benefits the Garden of Hope and Courage and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Golf is followed by dinner and an auction at Tommy Bahamas restaurant. Registration is $300 per person and includes breakfast at The Ritz-Carlton, dinner at Tommy Bahamas and a Tommy Bahama gift package. For registration and more information, call 643-6889. Oct. 30: CREW The CREW Land & Water Trust holds the CREW/Stanley Hole Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 30, at The Quarry. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per player and includes lunch. Hole sponsorships are available for $500. All proceeds will benefit CREWs environmental education programs. The CREW Land & Water Trust is dedicated to preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. For tournament registration, call 5138016. 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PAGE 17 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weeks pets are available from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue and are housed in foster homes until a permanent home is found. Volunteers and adoptable animals are at Petco on Naples Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. E-mail brookeslegacy@gmail. com, call 434-7480, or visit >>Ash is a 2-year-old, 23pound spayed terrier mix. She likes to curl up in laps and get kisses, listens well and is not hyper. >>Daisy is a 1-year-old spayed bull terrier mix who was going to be pushing up daisies because she seems to be deaf. >>Snuggles & Tango are 4-month-old neutered tabbies. Sweet and friendly, these guys are super kitties all around. >>Ozzie is a 2-year-old neutered Yorkie/ silky terrier mix. Affectionate and fun-loving, he likes to play volleyball by the pool at his foster home. Stacey Huber, DVM*Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer Expires 09/30/09FULL SERVICEHOURS: Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8am 5pm Wed 10am 7pm Saturday 8am Noon By Appt.www.aovethospital.com239.431.79802700 Immokalee Rd, Suite 15, Napleslocated in Uptown Shopping Plaza (corner of Immokalee Rd & Airport Pulling Rd)FREE Initial Health Exam FREEMust present this ad at time of visit, and proof of rabies vaccine or be prepared to have Animal Oasis administer it.Hurricanes in the South, wildfires in the West: Some disasters have seasons, but others dont. Which is why no matter where you live, you need to be ready and include your pets in your plans. Disaster preparedness is so easy to let slide. We get all worked up after a major disaster is in the news, and certainly after were lucky enough to be reminded of the potential a thick layer of smoke, in my case, with the nearest fire two counties away. We read up, we stock up, we move on. And then, we forget. In a pinch, we take the can opener out of the emergency kit and dont replace it. We rotate the food and water into our kitchen cupboards, but we dont buy anything new to rotate into the supplies in the garage. Its human nature, of course, to react to immediate threats and to put off preparing for something that might never happen. If youre one of those people who not only have a disaster plan but have also included your animals in it, now is the time to review those plans. If youve never done any disaster planning, for you or your pets, this is as good a time as any to start. Before you begin, ask yourself if your pet is in the best health he can be. Its survival of the fittest, after all! If your pet is obese, out of shape or behind on such preventivecare measures as vaccines, get to your veterinarian. Next, start your preparations with some-PET TALES Planning for pets thing youve probably already taken care of, by making sure your pets have ID. Most animals will survive a disaster, but many never see their families again because theres no way to determine which pet belongs to which family if the animals go missing, a common occurrence even under normal circumstances. Thats why dogs and cats should always wear a collar and identification tags. Add a microchip, too, and make sure its registered. Once your pet has up-to-date ID, its time to collect some equipment to help you cope in case of an emergency. A big storage bin with a lid and handles is an ideal place to keep everything you need together and on hand.Keep several days worth of drinking water and pet food, as well as any necessary medicines, rotating the stock regularly. For canned goods, dont forget to pack a BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicatecan opener and a spoon. Lay in a supply of empty plastic bags, along with paper towels, both for cleaning up messes and for sealing them away until they can be safely tossed.For cats, pack a bag of litter and some disposable litter trays. Even normally docile pets can behave in uncharacteristic ways when stressed by an emergency, which makes restraints essential for the safety of pets and people alike. For dogs, leashes should always be available. Shipping crates are probably the leastthought-of pieces of emergency equipment for pets but are among the most important. Sturdy crates keep pets of all kinds safe while increasing their housing options. Crated pets may be allowed in hotel rooms that are normally off-limits to pets, or can be left in a pinch with veterinarians or shelters that are already full, since the animals come with rooms of their own. The final item of restraint for dogs and cats: a soft muzzle, because frightened or injured pets are more likely to bite. And dont forget to put first-aid supplies in your disaster kit, along with a book on how to treat pet injuries. You may never have to pull out your disaster kit, but its always good to be prepared. For more information or a free emergency preparedness brochure for pet lovers, visit or call 1-800-BEREADY. Pets are part of many families, which is why they need to be inc luded in disaster plans.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 NEWS A19 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 Rx Have you ever been led down the primrose path? Shakespeare might have created that phrase. Even if not the originator, he certainly manifested one of the phrases earliest appearances when he put it into the mouth of Ophelia. She rebuffed her brother, Laertes, for insisting that she resist the advances of Hamlet. All the while, from her point of view, her libertine brother was inclined to be not as stringent with parameters for his own behavior. For Ophelia, as well as for the porter in Macbeth who also spoke of the primrose way, this path represented the deceptively lovely going down to the everlasting bonfire. Primroses are easy. They come early. They bring to the very beginning of spring a display of vibrant and gaudy color. The eyes of their chrome yellow cores are surrounded by deep purple or dark ruby margins. There are also gentler lavenders and pinks for the fainthearted. While walking a real primrose path may be lovely and non-problematic, the phrase implies a hidden cost. The phrase also implies that the speaker is suggesting this path does so with the intention MUSINGS Down the drain 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.of deceitful trickery. Some suggest that the real Ophelia, the historical inspiration for the Shakespearean character, was a Katherine Hamnet. Ms. Hamnet fell into the Avon River to her death in December 1579. An inquest was conducted to determine if her death was a suicide. Kate was suffering, it seems, from what is referred to as a broken heart. The inquest ruled that she merely overbalanced while carrying heavy pails, and so accidentally fell to her watery death. Was Kates falling Ophelias falling? And what of her surname being the given name of Shakespeares only son, a fraternal twin who died at 11 years of age? Perhaps the hazy boundary between narrative and history is lined with primroses whose centers are like blank high definition wide screens of psychoanalytic pseudo tabula rasa observation with surround sound. And in those centers we might find in the smoky fog emerging hypnagogic images. Ophelia, Kate, Hamnet and maybe Hepburn, rise and fall, dance and sing, do lines and say whatever. We might expect this sort of behavior in Chinese opium dens, dense with smoke and bony bodies going down, not the primrose path, but, so to speak, the drain. But would you expect it in classes of scientific study in American schools? It might shock you, but do you realize that the water going down the tub drain does NOT necessarily go down counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere? Were you taught this? I have spent many tub moments in the north and in the south watching the drainage corroborate this teaching. Yet now I am learning that the Coriolis Force is too weak to effect bodies of water as small as those found in bathing tubs. The Coriolis Force, caused by the earths rotation, is the apparent deflection of air from its path as seen by an observer on earth. There is deflection to the right in the northern hemisphere, and to the left in the southern hemisphere. But none of this matters in matters as intimate as waters for bathing. So, once again, misinformed and malformed, bony and breathless, I find myself in the fourth down, down on my luck. I want to be in the downy comfort, down my own alley. I really want to be down the rabbit hole, and so I am. All along, I have been off, on an adventure. Into the unknown, I am. And I am in good apophatic company, all emerging amidst the primroses. We are all the dancing down, rings around, primrosy. Dont be silly. Woody Allen gets down: More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utt er hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Leading the waySee who made the grade for Leadership Colliers Class of 2010. B7 New in VineyardsCheck out the Firenze, the latest model by Premier Builders. B9 Childrens advocateJacqueline Griffin Stephens keeps her eye on programs, services for abused kids. B2 Getting the picture Everyones become a shutterbug since the advent of digital photography. And while its still true that consistently getting the best shot takes talent and skill, traditional sources of revenue for professional photographers are cutting corners to make ends meet. For instance, for eye-catching covers, magazines can buy stock photography at bargain basement rates. Reliant on developers and new construction, many businesses that hire photographers ad agencies and public relations firms are also under pressure. Companies have slashed advertising budgets and work is slow. But when the going gets tough, the tough come up with new strategies. We focused on three determined professional photographers in Southwest Florida.A fresh take on cheesecakePeggy Farren is shooting cheesecake these days, and thats OK with her. Shes always shot weddings, family portraits and environmental portraits of highschool seniors, but as amateurs-turnedphotographers have crowded an already competitive market, shes broadened her mix. The Detroit native has been in business in Naples for 10 years as Avant-Garde Images ( In her studio in the Gateway Triangle, shes started offering specials including Head BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly You cannot believe how little time you have, and how dif cult it can be, to get classic, attractive poses of 40-50 people at a wedding... Compared to that, pinup parties are a breeze. Peggy FarrenCOURTESY PHOTOS / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Photographer Peggy Farren at work in her Naples studio. Below right: Some of Ms. Farrens completed pinup portraits.Professional photographers bring new angles into focus as the business changesSEE PICTURE, B5 This is it. Youve decided to take the leap and start a business. Youve got a well thought-out business plan, the support of friends and family, even the perfect space all picked out. All you need now is capital. But where to go? Who to ask? Sure, you could raise the money yourself or get a bank loan and then struggle to get customers. Instead, why not present your idea to the Gulf Coast Venture Forum, a nonprofit corporation of local accredited investors, known as Angel Investors, who are eager to invest monetarily in a qualified company and who also bring a wealth of knowledge and connections to help you get your business off the ground. The GCVF consists of high-net-worth individuals, most who have run their own companies or served as CEOs of some big-name brands, and have since retired in Southwest Florida. We have a rich Angel Investor community here not only of money but of advice, counsel and mentorship, says Tim Cartwright, GCVF president. With their financial discipline, focus and expertise, we might just have the secret sauce here that propels new business. Competition is fierce, however, to get time in front of the 60-plus investors, Mr. Cartwright says, adding the number of entrepreneurs who actually get that coveted 20-minute presentation is small. The GCVF receives up to 30 applications each month and limits the number of presenters to three at each of its six meetings, held November through April. There are two chapters: one in Naples, established in 2001, and a second starting in Sarasota this October. There isGulf Coast Venture Forum could hold the secret sauce for start-up success POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS SEE POWER POINTS, B4


Jacqueline Griffith Stephens wanted to work with children even before she wanted to work. As executive director of Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County, a nonprofit, immediate-response facility, she got her wish. CAC creates a safe place for children during the height of crisis; performs forensic interviews and medical exams; advocates for the child/family in court; teaches parenting classes; and provides safe visitation for families in a child-friendly environment. The need is great. When the center opened in 1986, Collier Countys Child Protection Team was serving fewer than 200 children. In 2008, CAC served almost 2,000 children and some parents. Mrs. Stephens has been an advocate for a long time. While earning her bachelors degree in psychology, she volunteered for the Guardian ad Litem program, which trains and certifies citizens to represent the best interests of children. Through no fault of their own, thousands of abused and neglected children become the subject of judicial proceedings each year in Florida. Their voices often fall upon deaf ears, and their best interests may be overlooked in an overburdened legal system. Volunteers advocate for children before the court and within the social service agencies.For six years, Mrs. Stephens, who also holds a masters degree in counseling, worked on a Child Protection Team for a hospital in Brevard County before moving to Southwest Florida in 1992 to run Collier Countys Child Protection Team (part of the states Department of Health and Childrens Medical Services, Child Protection Teams throughout Florida specialize in the field of child abuse and neglect).She continues to help with quality protection work on Child Protection Teams throughout the state and has served on the Immokalee Friendship Houses board of directors. An only child, Mrs. Stephens came from a medical background. Her father was a surgeon and her mother a surgical room nurse. She and her husband have five children. Im very busy, she admits. I have a lot of energy. CAC of Collier County is a United Way agency and has a diverse funding base that includes help from the Education Foundation of Collier County and the Winter Wine Festival. While business sponsorships for fundraising events were down in 2008, Mrs. Stephens sees reason for hope. Additional funding has allowed CAC to expand its counseling program and develop a child sexual abuse treatment program. To better serve families with counseling programs and parenting classes, the center has expanded its office hours until 7 p.m. The center has 20 fulland part-time employees, five subcontracted therapists and two pediatricians. Loving care and compassion are at the heart of the agencys mission. Programs that the center operates include the Child Protection Team, Family Safety Program, Child Victim Rapid Response Program and the Parenting Education Program. Working with the Collier County Sheriffs Office and the Department of Children & Families, CAC can serve as a crisis center, determining if abuse has occurred and whether a child is safe. Our programs are strong and were moving along, Mr. Stephens says. Were really excited that weve started the sexual abuse treatment program. Thad Kirkpatrick, attorney and director with Cohen & Grigsby in Bonita Springs, sits on CACs finance committee. The community really takes the center up on the services it provides and it is obvious that these services are sorely needed, he notes. The support that weve received during an economic downturn is greater than one would imagine if he or she didnt know the hard work going on behind the scenes. Jackie has been out there as the leader, and shes made it clear to people that hard times create more need in this type of a service, not less. Current plans include the CACs signature fundraising event, The Beach Ball. In its 14th year, the gala will be held on the Watkins Lawn at Naples Beach Hotel in late February. Mr. Kirkpatrick believes the disciplined approach followed by CAC identification, intervention and treatment of child abuse and neglect is a calling for some. Its not the prettiest job to have to do, he reasons, but it can be a labor of l ove, and with Jackie it certainly is. Without doubt, Mrs. Stephens is dedicated to the cause. I believe greatly in what were doing, she says. Child abuse is one of the most pervasive problems in our society and has the longest term impact on kids development and their health and well being as they grow up as adults. There is really nothing more important than what we do. 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Some mystics used to swirl loose tea leaves in a cup and depending on their final position or configuration, the future would be told. And so the expression transitioned to mean portending the future based on current signals, events or indicators. Strange, but it does seem apropos to use that expression in the current economic environment. Even in the financial world there are tea leaves. They are generally the economic indicators released by the U.S. Government, but not exclusively by Uncle Sam. The Conference Board produces some. Business groups produce other indicators. In all, there are a number of indicators that are released monthly or quarterly and, of course, annualized. The one best known is the report of gross domestic product, closely followed by the Consumer Confidence Index. And of course, most follow the stock market, which in its own right is a daily economic indicator. However, it is my belief that each days gyrations are meaningless. Only quarterly reports have significance. I have a particular fondness for these pesky numbers. While I was studying Tea leaves, anyone?finance at NYUs Graduate School of Business, I worked part time for the economist at Lehman Brothers; that is, a previous version of Lehman Brothers that was so small, personal and reputable that it seemed to have no relation to the firm that grew and ultimately faced demise. My job was to record not by computer but by hand all the economic indicators as they were reported, display them, comment on subsequent months revisions, etc. It was not intellectually stimulating work but is was a J-O-B and I was grateful. Every once in awhile, someone important in the firm would actually look at my reams of hand-recorded numbers and have an Aha! and then, of course, leave me to my solitary world of statistics. Some of the economic indicators are a production. They have core, relevant data but because not all of the information has been reported or is known at the time, there is an extrapolation of the current month or quarter based on previous data, formulas and models. And each week, month or quarter, as applicable to the data, those numbers are revised upward or downward, some a lot, some little. So remember when you hear a report, that it might not be final and can turn out better or worse. The many indicators are classified into three groups: leading, whose numbers move before an economic upturn or downturn; coincident, indicators that track along with the economy; and lagging indicators, which change in line with the economy months after the economy has changed direction. Respectively, examples of each are stock market indices, gross national product and unemployment. And guess which indicators everyone wants to follow? You got it, the leading indicators. The ones that tell the future. If you want to know about all the indicators, a good Web site that will answer all your questions is: Did you know that Wall Street looks carefully at the National Purchasing Mangers Index? That rises in commodity prices lead a recovery? The leading indicators that I most closely follow are: The stock market leads the economy by about six months. So, as suggested by the March lows, the market is saying that the economy will turn upward by about September. Consumer Confidence reflects the attitudes and emotions of the U.S. consumer, the gorilla behind this economy accounting for more than 70 percent of the U.S. GDP. The reality is that any recovery requires restoration of trust and confidence in the consumer to end delayed purchases and resume normal investments. For the average investor, I suggest following a few indicators month to month and after you get more comfortable with them, then you can add more to your ticker list. The equity market absolutely does react to reports of these indicators. I am not suggesting that a close watch of these numbers will change your investment portfolio but it might give you a better understanding of the current economic state of affairs. And that could translate into better business decision-making, lifestyle planning and, when we see an upturn in most leading indicators, a better nights sleep. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ fi B u ec a th th th JeannetteSHOWALTER

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 BUSINESS B5 WE SPECIALIZE IN: FREE CREDIT REPORT Melinda Sweet HAVENT OWNED A HOME IN LAST 3 YEARS? ASK ABOUT $8000 TAX CREDIT (EXP 11/30) ALL TYPES INSURANCE FOR NEED INSURANCE?239-455-6011 Shot Tuesdays for business people and fanciful fairy sessions for children. Although weddings remain a mainstay of her on-location work, shes started making waves with underwater portrait sessions in backyard swimming pools. But its back in her studio where Ms. Farren is bringing what she thinks could be her best photography into focus, with a signature twist on boudoir-style glamour shots: pinup portraits and pinup portrait parties. Sensual images of women in lingerie are nothing new, but the studio sessions are traditionally for one woman at a time, and the resulting images generally are not widely shared for viewing. Campy and fun, pinup portrait parties let up to six friends play dress-up using Ms. Farrens growing collection of vintage clothing and props (shes an admitted thrift-shop junkie). While she directs poses for individual portraits, the others sip wine and help one another put together outfits. Group poses often are part of the session. While women over 30 seem to be most attracted to the idea of a vintagestyle portrait of themselves, tattooed 20-somethings also wear Betty Grable glam very well, Ms. Farren says. Signs of age are no problem, she adds. I retouch the heck out of them, and everyone looks fabulous. After years of photographing weddings, shes unfazed by the laughter and high jinx that invariably accompany a pinup party. She keeps right on shooting, her own delightful laugh permeating the studio throughout every session. I got my training with weddings, and I still love doing them, she says, but you cannot believe how little time you have, and how difficult it can be, to get classic, attractive poses of 40-50 people at a wedding and to stay happy and bubbly while youre at it. Compared to that, pinup parties are a breeze.Expanding his territoryId rather have a root canal than shoot a wedding, says Craig Hildebrand ( Some of the strongest shooters youll ever see you have to be a war photographer while shooting beautiful portraiture are wedding photographers. Although he shudders at the thought of being under the gun while recording marital bliss, Mr. Hildebrand will shoot portraits when a story can be revealed, as in an image of organic produce wholesalers literally up to their ears in watermelons. Making an image is really what melts my butter, he says. The Fort Myers-based commercial photographer has had a camera in his hands most of his life and dates when he officially became a photographer to his first Hasselblad in 1978. He carries fond memories of developing pictures in his darkroom, and suspects that fixer still runs through his veins. Whereas portrait photographers and photojournalists capture events, Mr. Hildebrand explains, as a commercial photographer he creates them, most often for advertising agencies that hire him. His technical skills, especially where lighting is concerned, can transform ho-hum interiors into magical spaces. And while the current demand is about nil, he says, he has the backdrop for awesome car photos. At my level, its about the lighting, he says. A lot of people have a good eye and understand composition, but if you cant see light, youre not there. The digital age of point-and-shoot, he laments, has created no shortage of amateurs who have no technical understanding but who market themselves as photographers. When the local real estate market started collapsing more than two years ago, Mr. Hildebrand set his sights outside the area and reports that hes now more of a regional photographer. His mouth-watering images of food, for instance, are marketed nationally. Last year, when signs of market weakness were everywhere, he stayed busy. His pipeline of work held up until the first quarter, which, he reports, was terrible. Driven by passion for his work and the need to feed his rambunctious family, however, he doesnt appear to be distraught by market conditions. People of like minds that share a fanatical need for perfection and creativity seek each other out in the universe, he muses. We find each other.Focusing on stock photosStock photography is becoming a workplace of choice for Dennis Guyitt (, a photographer with a wealth of experience. He was a photographer for the U.S. Air Force for 28 years, along the way earning a Bronze Star and two Air medals while a combat cameraman in Southeast Asia. He spent his last five years as a lieutenant colonel stationed at the Pentagon, helping with the rollout of digital photography in the military. While working on that assignment, he formed relationships with Kodak personnel, where he eventually went to work and stayed for 14 years. At Kodak, he trained advanced photographers throughout the northeast in the use of digital photography. It was a great experience, he says. It was one of those jobs that you always hope for where you almost feel guilty taking a paycheck. Mr. Guyitt moved to Bonita Springs in 1998 and continued to work for Kodak until 2004. Hes found photographic work in Southwest Florida everything from architecture, interiors, cars and portraits but reports that work is slow. Animal photography, which he loves, is bringing him his best leads. He took a good deal of the photography for Naples Dog magazine and also volunteers his services to Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida fundraisers. Hes parlayed contacts made with dog photography into trade of sorts; one photo session was a veterinarian performing surgery, and the resulting photos have sold well in the stock arena. The learning curve for stock photography can be frustrating, he reports. Other photographers encouraged me, and kept my interest up, when I was really wondering if it was worth the effort, he says. You never know ahead of time if something will sell well. Thats one of the things that I like about stock photography. You can go out and try things, and get rewarded if they pan out. Stock companies demand artistic and technical perfection, which has made him even better at his game. When a photo was rejected, he took the time to find out why. The effort enabled him to further develop his skills, both in taking photos and in using Photoshop and other image-editing software. With almost 900 of his images accepted at the stock company he uses, his royalty income has doubled in the past year. Mr. Guyitt sees his own experience with stock photography as a life lesson. The move to stock has made such a difference in my skill level, he reasons. That was a real surprise thats paying off in every other thing that I do with photography. I think so many people now are looking for ways to be a little more creative. Were all stepping outside of our comfort zones. For me, branching out and trying something new has had many side benefits. PHOTOGRAPHYFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSTop: Peggy Farren shoots retro-style pinup portriats. Above: A self-portrait by Craig Hildebrand, who says, Making an image really melts my butter. Right, a stock photo by Dennis Guyitt, who took photographs for the U.S. Air Force for 28 years.


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SCORE Naples and the chamber of commerce present Getting it Right: Creating Effective Alliances That Work from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26, at the chamber. Free, but registration is required by calling 417-0795. Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting 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 Oct. 8) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting Oct. 13) at the Collier Athletic Club. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 Firenze model completed in Bella Vista at Vineyards Panel discussion will examine the future of master-planned communities Latest report from NABOR details improving conditionsPremier Builders, the exclusive homebuilder for Vineyards Development Corp., has completed construction of the Firenze model, a two-bedroom, 3-bath condominium in Bella Vista, which is the third of five mid-rise towers in Vista Pointe at Vineyards. The model encompasses 2,245 square feet of air-conditioned living area; including balconies and terrace, the residence totals 2,640 square feet. Special features include a large kitchen with a breakfast bar, a great room, an office and a master suite with walk-in closets and a luxurious bath. The view is of Vineyards golf courses and lakes. The designer-furnished Firenze model is offered at $1,048,700. A gated community within Vineyards, Vista Pointe is adjacent to Vineyards Country Club and features covered porticos, secured-access lobbies and a community clubhouse with a resort-style pool. Each home comes with a social membership to Vineyards Country Club. Vineyards is a 1,375-acre gated community with two 18-hole golf courses, 12 HarTru tennis courts, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse and singleand multi-family homes priced from the high $500,000s to more than $4 million. The Vineyards Corporate Center, which houses its sales offices, is at 75 Vineyards Blvd., east of I-75 off Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call 353-1920 or visit www.VineyardsNaples. com. Full golf memberships to Vineyards Country Club are available for a limited time. For more information on membership opportunities, call 353-1500. The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District C ouncil will host a br eakfast program titled The Future of Master-Planned Communities in Southwest Florida beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Village Walk community clubhouse in Bonita Springs. Brian Yonaley of Pulte Homes will moderate a panel discussion by industry experts John Gleeson of Gleeson Real Estate Consulting, Kathy Cecilian of Cecilian Worldwide and Al Kinkle of the Lexington Country Club. Topics will include the fundamental changes occurring in master-planned communities throughout Southwest Florida as a result of the economic downturn and how communities can 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. 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 (800) 321-5011 and mention code 8118-1001. The ULI is a nonpartisan research and educational institute directed by its members and supported by dues. The organization is seeking nominations for its newly created Sustainability Awards designed to recognize individuals, organizations and corporations that are making Southwest Florida more sustainable by advancing practices that do not compromise future generations. The Impact Award will be made to an organization or business; the Trailblazer Award will be made to an individual. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of jurors selected by the UI District Council. All nominees will be featured at www. Finalists will be celebrated and winners announced during the ULI Sustainability Conference at Florida Gulf Coast University on Friday, Oct. 23. To receive a nomination form, contact Heather Francis, ULI District Council coordinator, at Deadline for entries is Sept. 30. For more information, visit Buyer conditions couldnt be better in the N aples ar ea as August culminated in strong sales, according to the latest report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County, excluding Marco Island. Overall pending sales increased 87 percent, with 862 contracts in August 2009 compared to 461 contracts in August 2008. The report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall closed sales saw a 38 percent increase, with 545 sales in August 2009 compared to 395 sales in August 2008. Single-family pending sales increased 86 percent, with 483 contracts in August 2009 compared to 260 contracts in August last year. Single-family pending sales for properties less than $300,000 saw a 106 percent increase, with 344 contracts in August 2009 compared to 167 contracts in August 2008. The available inventory decreased 13 percent to 9,163 in August 2009 compared to 10,532 in August 2008. The average days a property was on the market decreased 21 percent to 160 in August 2009, down from its peak of 202 days on the market in May 2008. Condo pending sales increased 89 percent, with 379 contracts in August 2009 compared to 201 contracts in August 2008. To view the entire August report, go to SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: The master suite in the Firenze has two walk-in closets and a luxurious bath. Left: The Firenze has a total of 2,640 square feet, including balconies and terrace.

PAGE 29 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 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 -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 Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION 161 4th St 3/2, tiled oors updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Cul-de-sac, wrap around covered deck, carport. $859 per month*$159,500 3587 Bolero Way 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course. $1,080 per month*$159,500 $529,0005325 Cypress Ln, 4/3 newer 2 stories, large barn/workshop, in-law suite, 2 laundry rooms, plenty of storage for RV, boats, 4 car garage*owner nance with 10% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest Batteries Plus has leased 1,800 squar e feet in Moorings Plaza at 1811 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, from Angelo & Alice Arena. Chip Olson of Colonial Square Realty represented the landlord, and Bill Young and Dan OBerski of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples, represented the tenant. The Byte Shop has leased 3 511 square feet of office space from Dawson of Florida LLC at 6609 Willow Park Drive, Naples. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Charming Smiles of Naples Inc. has leased 1 941 square feet of retail space from Sembler Family Partnership #41, LTD at Brooks Village Shopping Center, Collier Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road, Naples. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Christine and Taylor LLC has leased 1 984 square feet of warehouse space from Byron W. Trerice Jr. Trust at 1440 Rail Head Blvd., Unit 2, Naples. William Gonnering and Christine Martin of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Gutierrez & Holmes Inc. has leased 2, 024 square feet of industrial space from Byron Trerice Jr. Trust at 1440 Rail Head Blvd., Unit 1, Naples. Christine Martin of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Waves of Wonder Inc. has leased 4,880 squar e f eet in Bougainvillea Center at 7740 Preserve Lane, Naples, from Paul S. Kaplan as receiver. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. RECENT TRANSACTIONS Homebuilder buys Mediterra propertiesThe Bonita Bay Group and Naplesbased luxury homebuilder London Bay Homes have reached an agreement in principle, subject to final documentation, on the sale and purchase of the remaining 50 single-family and villa home sites in Mediterra in North Naples. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Bonita Bay Group will retain ownership of 28 condominium home sites in Mediterra. The company has also confirmed that it remains in discussions to sell the communitys recreational assets, including two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, sports club and beach club, to homeowners and members of the communitys clubs. Mark Wilson, president of London Bay, said the purchase will solidify his companys presence at Mediterra, where it is currently building custom homes and its signature villa and estate homes in Cortile and Lucarno. Mediterra is a premier luxury community, and we believe the opportunity to expand our presence here is the perfect complement to our business activities in the region, Wilson said. London Bay has operated in the Naples market since 1999 and has developed its reputation building custom homes in many of the areas most exclusive neighborhoods and communities. In 2008, the company was one of two to earn recognition as Americas Best Builder from Builder Magazine. The company is currently building custom homes in Mediterra, The Estuary at Grey Oaks, Miromar Lakes and at Lakewood Ranch near Sarasota. As part of the agreement with Bonita Bay Group, London Bay will assume responsibility for marketing and sales activities at Mediterra. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________




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 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM TIBURON ESCADA tThree master bedroom suites, 2 guest rooms with adjoining baths. Gym, home theater, elevator. Golf course views.$5,600,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD THE RESERVE tLakeside two-story 5 BR plus den home. Innityedge pool, outdoor kitchen, and 132-bottle wine cooler. Furnished.$2,495,000 | Teresa Rucker | 281-2376 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD LAKE FOREST tFrey & Son Custom Builders home with 4BRs plus den, 4.5BAs, private gas-heated pool/spa. Views of golf and lake.$2,295,000 | Doug Davlin | 272-5060 FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA tStately 2-story 3 bedroom home. Designer ceiling treatments, faux paint, replace, full game room, den, pool/spa.$2,190,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA tLuxury model home, 4 BRs, 4.5 BAs, ofce. Designer ceilings, crown moulding, pool/spa. Amenities galore!$1,850,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 TWIN EAGLES HEDGESTONE tFour bedrooms, 5 bathrooms plus a den in this furnished home. Enjoy views of lake, golf course. Three-car garage.$1,699,500 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 TWIN EAGLES tThis residence features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, limestone oors, wide crown mouldings, summer kitchen, loggia, and replace.$1,599,999 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD BANYAN COVE t Wonderful 4 bedroom plus den home, 3-car garage. Lake to golf views. Lagoon-style pool, spa, waterfalls on lanai. Furnished. $1,599,999 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD WILLOW WALK tHarbourside built home will instantly wow you! Views to the pool area, lake and golf course. Tropical pool/spa.$1,580,000 | Kevin Smith | 641-2942 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND tBrand new custom 3BR + den pool home. Southern golf course views. Never lived in. Awardwinning Club and Spa.$1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO tBeautifully furnished 3 BR + den home on the creek bordering a preserve. Negative-edge pool/ spa. Private boat dock.$1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 PELICAN LANDING BAY CREEK tCustom built 4 bedroom, 4 bath home, open oor plan and outdoor pool area with a summer kitchen for entertaining.$1,240,000 | Fran Rauschelbach | 287-7393 PELICAN LANDING LONGLAKE tThree bedroom plus den home, 3-car garage, replace, outside grill, pool water feature and landscaped deck area.$1,199,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 PELICAN LANDING HERON POINT tPeaceful and private lakefront/preserve view. Modern amenities with 4 BR plus den & spacious outdoor living area. $1,190,000 Pam Umscheid/Stephanie/John Coburn | 948-4000 TIBURON VENTANA tFurnished penthouse SW views of preserve & golf course, 3 bedrooms, den, wraparound balcony, wood & tile oors.$1,175,000 | Kathryn Tout/Beverley Dale | 250-3583 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO tInnity pool overlooks lake. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths includes casita (1 bedroom/1 bath) plus den & family room.$1,100,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LESINA t #1806 Sky home-180-degree views. Three balconies, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Poolside pavilion, lap pool, tness & more.$1,100,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD SWEET BAY tLovely home appointed with volume ceilings, tile throughout, French doors, & breakfast area opening to pool area.$1,100,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW tLandscaping surrounds the lanai, waterfall, heated pool/spa, and built-in grill. Three bedrooms plus den, 3 baths.$899,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES tStunning lakefront home. Completely remodeled. Lake views. Vaulted ceilings, chefs custom kitchen. Pool/spa. $849,000 | Dina L. Moon | 370-1252 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA tBeautifully furnished residence with private elevator. Over 3,000 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths.$829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS POINT tQuiet cul-de-sac, 3,927 SF of living area, 5 bedrooms including cabana, 4 baths, loft. Wide lake views. Pool/spa. NOW $800,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 REDUCED HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SERANO #PH2106 tPenthouse with breathtaking views in 3 directions, 3 bedrooms, and over 2,500 total SF. Wraparound lanai.$799,000 | CarolynWeinand | 269-5678 TIBURON CASTILLO IV tGorgeous preserve views and many upgrades. Faux nishes, granite counters. Hand-scraped hickory ooring.$774,900 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 FIDDLERS CREEK MAJORCA tFormer model professionally decorated. Soaring ceilings, impressive circular foyer. Luxurious features throughout.$750,000 | Jim/Nikki Prange | 642-1133 FIDDLERS CREEK MENAGGIO tBrand new coach home with over 2,900 SF A/C, 3 BRs + den, family room. Large lanai overlooking lake, 2-car garage.$695,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK CASCADA tPanoramic golf/water views! Three bedroom plus study with coffered ceilings and expanded kitchen.$689,000 | Brock/JulieWilson | 595-5983 TIBURON BOLERO tWorld famous championship golf and Ritz-Carlton Resort Hotel. Former model, 2BR+den, glassed-in lanai, 2-car garage.$630,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES tA private oasis lagoon pool, lush landscaping on acre. Split-plan 3 bedroom plus den, huge kitchen and formal dining room.$499,900 | Fred Alter | 269-4123 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA tFurnished home with large lanai overlooks lake. Three bedrooms + den, 3 baths, family room and living room, 2-car garage.$499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK CRANBERRY CROSSING tPriced to sell! Beautifully furnished 3 BR home. Award-winning Club and Spa, golf and marina memberships available.$475,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK CARDINAL COVE tQuiet and private lake view. Beautifully decorated popular Silverthorne plan. Corner 2 bedroom plus den, furnished.$350,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 Condominiums/Villas WHISPER TRACE 8385 Whisper Trace #102Beautifully decorated and furnished former model is light and bright. Attached garage. Steps to the village pool.$229,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176WHISPER TRACE 8335 Whisper Trace Way #202Furnished former model overlooking preserve. Spacious with 1,490 SF A/C including 3 bedrooms, 2 bath & screened lanai.$153,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Lots & Acreage MAHOGANY BEND 3816 Mahogany Bend DriveExpansive western exposure views of the Rookery golf course from this lot to build your new home.$224,900 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK Single Family Homes CRANBERRY CROSSING 9108 Cherry Oaks TrailTurnkey furnished former model features decorator touches throughout, 3 bedrooms plus den. Pool/spa overlooking lake.$990,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851MAHOGANY BEND 3828 Mahogany Bend DriveNew, luxury home with western exposure golf course views, 3BRs plus den, 3.5BAs, 3-car garage, and pool/spa.$950,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 Lots & Acreage 11665 Bald Eagle WayThe view & size of lot are unmatched anywhere in Naples at this price! Over 1.5 acres, views over 4 fairways/lake.$395,000 | Cheryl Mease | 691-8104 FIDDLERS CREEK TWIN EAGLESPEPPER TREE 8575 Pepper Tree WaySingle-family 3 BR home with family room, formal living and dining rooms. Granite countertops, plantation shutters.$499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CARDINAL COVE 4550 Cardinal CoveFabulous former model, turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA attached villa. Lake views, screened lanai, endless amenities.$297,000 | Richard Marquardt | 239-642-2222DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing #201Lake and golf views. This 3 bedroom plus den is very private with large lanai and 2-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851DEER CROSSING 3990 Deer Crossing Court #101Beautiful lake view and golf course view. Immaculate 3BR coach home, 2-car garage. Beautiful decor.$349,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK Single Family Homes


NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 GOLFING COMMUNITIES premier NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM MEDITERRA BELLO LAGO An estate of incomparable opulence! Five bedrooms+den, wine cellar, 150 ft. geothermal pool, theater, 5-car garage.$7,999,000 | Julie Rembos/Paula Sims | 595-1809 MEDITERRA BENVENUTO Spectacular Kurtz-built home. Mouldings, niches, and superior nishes. Coffee bar, wine cellar, and replaces!$6,295,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA IL CORSINI Custom 2-story 5 bedroom home. Fairway views. Stone ooring, 11-14 ceilings, summer kitchen, and pool/spa. $4,875,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA PADOVA An extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF, panoramic golf views and is also a cert. Florida Green Home. $4,850,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BONITA BAY BAY WOODS Spectacular, London Bay built 4 bedroom plus den on an elevated, expansive lot with an estatelike approach. $3,795,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 OPEN SUN. 1-4MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way Luxury living with 4 bedrooms plus study. Loggia with summer kitchen and replace. An attached cabana. $3,499,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA PADOVA Gracious 4BR plus den furnished home with 7,015 total SF. Stone detail, marble ooring, pool, spa & replace. $3,485,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BONITA BAY BAY WOODS Exquisitely detailed 4 bedroom + den, 4.5 bath home with 3-car garage. Private view of lake and nature preserve.$3,395,000 | Carol Wood | 822-3709 MEDITERRA SAVONA An elegant custom-built residence on a private .57 acre lot overlooking the lush fairway. Exquisite architecture.$3,350,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA VERONA Custom-built McGarvey home overlooks preserve. Four bedrooms, family room, den/study, replace, and pool. $3,195,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 BONITA BAY SPRING RIDGE Gorgeous 4 bedroom plus den Harwick home. Marble oors and wine cellar. Credit towards golf membership included. $2,999,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 MEDITERRA VERONA Stunning 4 bedroom, den, 4.5 bath home has private & protected preserve views.Private pool, luxurious master suite. $2,995,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BONITA BAY ROOKERY LAKE Tropical paradise. Lake & golf views, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, den, great room plan, pool and spa.$2,500,000 | Billie Jans/Chris Mier | 948-4000 MEDITERRA CELLINI Custom-built home with stone and hardwood ooring, media room, large guest suites, replace, lagoon pool/spa. $2,395,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO Magnicent BCB-built estate home on a 3/4 acre golf-view lot. Exquisite nishes, 4BR+den, nearly 5,600 SF A/C.$2,299,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 MEDITERRA BELLEZZA Immaculate, sun-splashed retreat. Carefully chosen colors and fabrics, appliances and electronics. Furnished.$1,800,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB Exquisitely appointed 4BR plus den, 3.5BA custom built home. Separate casita, heated pool, spa, wide golf course views.$1,799,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 MEDITERRA BELLEZZA Capri II plan overlooks fairway. Oversized site, expanded pool/spa area. Interior by Collins & Dupont. Furnished.$1,749,000 | Dru Martinovich | 564-1266 OPEN SUN. 1-4MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi Way Glistening lake views from this 3 bedroom villa. Golf course views. Columns, cherry ooring and granite counters. $1,375,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 COLLIERS RESERVE Very private, wonderful vistas overlooking the fairway to preserve. Extremely well-appointed 3BR+ den pool home.$1,225,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 OPEN SUN. 1-4MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15628 Villoresi Way This Mediterranean-style 3 bedroom villa is open to glistening lake and outdoor spaces. Courtyard pool and spa. $1,225,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15746 Villoresi Way Tropical setting w/screened pool, summer kitchen & outdoor bar. Three BRs, 3 BAs and over 2,400 SF of living area. $1,095,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLDE CYPRESS Mediterranean inspired courtyard home features tile/wood ooring, heated pool and outdoor bar. Golf, tennis and more.$995,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 MEDITERRA BRENDISI Beautifully furnished former model w/granite counters, stainless appliances, large diagonal tile, and faux nishing.$825,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 OLDE CYPRESS STRADA BELLA Golf course view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$750,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 OPEN SUN. 1-4MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 Views of glistening lake. Open plan, tile ooring and a vibrant color palette. Spacious master has lake views.$729,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB Cheerful 4BR villa with heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, golf course and lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub.$725,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 OLDE CYPRESS SANTA ROSA Long lake & golf course view from this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath. Tropically landscaped pool area. Tasteful furnishings.$725,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 STONEBRIDGE BRAEBURN Turnkey furnished 3 BR with preserve views. Bundled golf, clubhouse, Har-Tru tennis, pool, spa, and 3 miles to beach.$449,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 STONEBRIDGE SHOREHAM VILLAS Sunset views over fairway and lake. Peaceful villa with a double garage and 10 foot ceilings. Golf membership included.$360,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:11-5TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail EastFive miles from downtown Naples. Located adjacent to the 110,000 acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve. A lifestyle, TPC golf course community with coach homes from the $500s, villas from the $800s, grand villas from $1.15 million, executive homes from $2.35 million and estate homes from $4 million.Call 643-1414. STONEBRIDGE MIDDLEBURG Golf course view! Upgrades galore, 3 bedrooms, 20 diagonal tile, glassed-in lanai, granite counters. Bundled golf.$545,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126MEDITERRA MARCELLO 29080 Marcello WayCustom-built 4 bedroom plus den with oversized bedrooms and large bathrooms for each guest suite. Lanai with summer kitchen.$2,997,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPENSUN. 1-4 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio WayTuscan-style 4 bedroom home with stone ooring, loft and stone replace. Pool/spa overlooking the golf course. Furnished.$2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MILAN 15429 Milan WayCustom built three bedroom plus den, 3 and one-half bath villa. A tropical screened outdoor living area and loggia.$1,649,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OLDE CYPRESS Beautifully landscaped! Impeccably maintained 3 bedroom plus den Rutenberg home. 2,738 SF A/C, and a 3-car garage.$699,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 OLDE CYPRESS Upgraded 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath Rutenberg home. Brick paved pool/spa, preserve views. Wood-burning replace.$579,900 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive (Sales Center) Breathtaking views over Bay Island Golf Course, Estero Bay and the Gulf. An idyllic community devoted to golf courses, parks, natural areas, marina and more! New construction priced from the $600s. Please call 800-311-3622 OPENMON-SAT 10-5 & SUN 12-5 OPEN SUN. 1-4MEDITERRA CALABRIA 28541 Calabria Court #102 Beautiful 3 bedroom plus den furnished coach home. Lake views. Kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances.$579,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPENSUN. 1-4 FELICITA 16496 Felicita CourtLakefront furnished home with southern exposure. Floor-to-ceiling sliders open to pool/spa and outdoor kitchen.$1,599,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MILAN 15356 Milan LanePanoramic fairway views. Stunning 3 bedroom plus den with 5,036 total SF. Outdoor living, pool, spa and summer kitchen.$1,497,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420VILLORESI 15655 Villoresi WayViews beyond open salt water pool/spa. Professional decor, integrated sound system, home generator. A/C garage.$995,000 | Mitch/Sandi Williams | 370-8879 MEDITERRA Lots & Acreage VERONA 16987 Verona LanePrivacy plus serenity is afforded on this lot, which overlooks a lake and a natural preserve.$695,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420MARCELLO 29171 Marcello WayBuild the home of your dreams in this beautiful Marcello neighborhood. This lot features preserve and lake views.$595,000 | Angie White | 821-6722CARRINGTON 2345 Carrington Court #104Amazing opportunity! Two bedroom, 2 bath and a lovely view of the 13th green. Bundled golf membership included.$187,000 | Gayle Fawkes | 250-6051 STONEBRIDGE MEDITERRA MEDITERRA


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 WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. >$900,000 19 OLD NAPLES 677 Bougainvillea Road $990,000 Premier Properties Jan Martindale 896-0360 20 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 $995,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 5950544 >$1,000,00021 ROYAL HARBOR 1303 Cobia Court $1,200,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 22 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1369 Noble Heron Way $1,495,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 23 AQUALANE SHORES 725 18th Avenue South $1,795,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 24 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>$2,000,00025 OLD NAPLES CASA BELLA 458 11th Avenue South $2,150,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 8213304 26 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio Way $2,995,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$3,000,000 27 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,499,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$5,000,000 28 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 29 PORT ROYAL 2550 Lantern Lane $5,950,000 Premier Properties Celine Van Arsdale 641-6164 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$300,0001 PELICAN BAY AVALON 8400 Excalibur Circle #C4 $399,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Philip Mareschal 269-6033 >$400,0002 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the low $400s. Premier Properties Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 3 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 PELICAN BAY CHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #201 $425,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler 404-6460>$500,000 6 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $500s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 7 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7073 Mill Run Circle $548,900 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 8 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 355 Park Shore Drive #134 $549,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 9 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #404 $549,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 10 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 255 Park Shore Drive #342 $599,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562 >$600,00011 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 12 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #11 $625,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandi Williams 370-8879 13 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2098 Mission Drive $699,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7845552 14 PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. $699,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 >$700,00015 MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 $729,900 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 16 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14 $745,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 >$800,00017 PARK SHORE VISTAS 4651 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #302 $870,000 Premier Properties Scott Pearson (612) 282-3000 18 SEAGATE 5133 Seahorse Avenue $899,000 Premier Properties Lodge McKee 434-2424


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 GOLFING COMMUNITIES GREY OAKS ESTUARY tUnder-construction custom built home offers 7,400+ A/C, 6 bedrooms, library and private apartment. Summer kitchen, pool/spa.$6,300,000 | Melissa Williams | 248-7238 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tFurnished. Marble and wood oors, wine cellar, media room, lanai, replace and outdoor kitchen. Lake/golf views. $5,695,000 Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ISLE ROYALE tMajestic estate home has 5 bedrooms plus den, 6.5 baths, oating staircase, elevator, gas cooking, lake and golf views.$5,675,000 Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS tFurnished home with 5BRs/6.5BAs, private elevator, 2-car attached garage + 2-car detached garage. Covered lanai.$5,550,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tStunning 4 BR + den residence with lake & golf course views. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen, replace, pool/spa.$5,499,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tElegant home with 5 bedrooms, private 2-story guest cabana with suites, theatre room surrounded by full bar, library.$4,850,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tNEW! London by Homes designed and furnished 4BR/5.5BA model with 6,123 A/C SF, study, game room and pool/spa.$4,650,000 | Dan Guenther | 261-3148 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY GOLF CLUB tUnparalleled design & craftsmanship! Two-story, 5 bedroom plus den estate. Private guest cabana. Gorgeous lake/golf views.$4,495,000 Leah Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899 GREY OAKS PALM ISLAND tGracious home with 180 degrees of breathtaking water & golf views from most rooms. Custom design, 4BRs, den/study.$2,490,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 QUAIL CREEK tOver 8,000 SF, all 4 bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular pool with spa, waterfall & slide. Fantastic sights. $2,450,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 GREY OAKS ESTUARY NOBLE HERON tSpectacular golf course views! Private 4BR plus den villa nished at the highest level. Pool, spa, replace, kitchen.$2,395,000 Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678 GREY OAKS tCharming 2-story brick home with lake and golf course views, 3 bedrooms plus den, 2-sided replace and full outdoor kitchen.$2,295,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ESTUARY NOBLE HERON tThis 3BR plus study villa overlooks lake & fairway. Faux paint, marble ooring. Pool/spa.$1,495,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS AVILA tFurnished 3BR, 3.5BA home with lake and golf course views, faux nished ceilings and walls and wide crown mouldings.$1,495,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 KENSINGTON tExpansive golf views. Large pool, lanai, 3 bedroom, den and 3.5 bath. Guardgated entry, golf equity membership.$1,475,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS TRADITIONS tAt close to 4,000 SF, this elegant home features a long lake view, marble and wood oors and library with cherry doors.$1,450,000 | Jutta Lopez | 571-5339 VINEYARDS tLakefront views, a 1,500 SF covered lanai with heated pool/spa and kitchen. SE exposure. Seller will consider trade.$1,299,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498 VINEYARDS TERRACINA tWonderful estate home 4BRs, den, 4.5BAs and golf course views from screened lanai with heated pool/spa. 3-car garage.$999,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 KENSINGTON GARDENS tCustom-designed estate home has wonderful golf course view. Plan ows to pool. Custom kitchen, granite counters.$899,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 WYNDEMERE VILLAGES tBeautiful home with gorgeous tile oors, crown mouldings, & coffered ceilings. Fabulous lake & golf course view.$895,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 KENSINGTON PARK tUpdated villa offers great room with gas replace, formal dining, 3BRs plus den. Renovated master bath with marble.$840,000 | Mary Morris | 784-8599 VINEYARDS ARBOR GLEN tPrivate lake views by the heated pool with large pavered lanai. Four bedrooms and oversized family room.$695,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170 WYNDEMERE GLENDEVON t755 Glendevon Drive Spacious 3BR/ 3BA home, study, family room, nearly 3,000 SF under air. Lanai, oversized pool, membership required.$650,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK tCustom built executive home. Volume ceilings, gourmet kitchen, heated pool and hot tub, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and a 3-car garage.$629,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 WYNDEMERE PRESERVE tGorgeous lake and golf course views. Large living room, family room with replace. Membership required.$595,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK tNew describes this home with all the bells and whistles! Screened, heated pool overlooks lake. Split-plan 4 bedroom, 3 bath.$589,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 KENSINGTON HAMLET tSouthern exposure lake/golf views from this Arthur Rutenberg coach home. Mint condition 2 bedroom plus den.$397,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VINEYARDS TERRACINA tEstate home on 1.5 lots overlooking double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater, 3 gas replaces.$2,199,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 GREY OAKS ISLA VISTA tLake/golf views. Customized Cadiz oor plan with over 4,800 total SF, 3 bedrooms plus study and summer kitchen.$2,145,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS ESTUARY NOBLE HERON tExceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero & Dacor appliances. Lake and golf course views.$1,999,999 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN tRemarkable 4BR! Stunning lake/golf view. Screened summer kitchen with replace. Custom pool and spa. FURNISHED.$1,900,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 NEW LISTINGESTUARY AT GREY OAKS t 1485 Anhniga Pointe The perfect Naples life! Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves. Championship golf; only minutes from beaches, shops and dining. Villas from $1,795,000. Estate homes from $2.9 million. Estate homesites from the $795,000. Call 261-3148 for more information. OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:12-5 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN tFormer Dahlia model nished in 2008 with 3BRs plus library has wonderful views of a lake/golf, 2,985+ A/C SF, pool/spa.$1,550,000 | Dan Guenther | (239) 261-3148 GREY OAKS ESTUARY NOBLE HERON tElegant yet comfortable, clean and open oor plan with 3 bedrooms, den and 3.5 baths. Offered furnished.$1,695,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ESTUARY NOBLE HERON tAlmost-new 4,000 SF former model with Saturnia marble oors, gas replace, vaulted ceilings and pool/spa. Furnished.$1,895,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424GOLF COTTAGES 16 Golf Cottage Drive Cozy cottage with 2 bedrooms plus den and 2-car garage. Views of golf course. Membership required. $350,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 COMMONS 200 W yndemere W ay #303 Furnished 3BR with large tiled lanai overlooks golf/lake. New furniture in living/dining room. Membership required. $290,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 COURTSIDE COMMONS 607 Courtside Drive Contemporary and dramatic! All new cabinetry stainless steel appliances, slate oors on lanai. Membership required. $285,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 COURTSIDE COMMONS 609 Courtside Drive W onderfully updated 3BR/2BA. Social membership required. Fitness center tennis, and golf memberships available. $219,000 | Ann Marie Shimmer | 825-9020 WYNDEMERE13740 Pondview Circle Wonderful expansive homesite with southern exposure. Every amenity available. Build your dream home here. $450,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 VILLA VERONA 92 Fountain Circle Convenient location. Immaculate, updated 2BR+den single family pool home. Walled-in yard, lush tropical plantings. $315,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 COURTSIDE COMMONS 407 Courtside Drive Furnished, 2 masters, 2 glassed-in balconies, wood burning replace and volume ceilings. Membership required. $149,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 QUAIL WEST VINEYARDS WYNDEMERE2905 Indigobush Way Estate home with 4 bedrooms, den, loft, marble oors, replace. Gas cooking, outdoor kitchen, pool/spa. $2,995,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678 VENEZIA 1731 V enezia Way Serene setting with pool/spa facing west with golf/lake views. Three bedroom plus den villa with with 3,600 A/C SF. $1,950,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 ESTUAR Y 1580 Marsh W ren Lane Gorgeous nishes in this 3 BR plus study furnished former model overlooking the golf course, lake and clubhouse. $1,595,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PRESER VE 364 Edgemere W ay North Long lake/golf course views. Attached 3 BR plus family room villa, heated pool. Original owner. Membership required. $525,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 GREY OAKS WYNDEMERE


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Introduce a new member, enjoy a reward from the NAAWith classes beginning next month at The von Liebig Art Center, the organization has launched a Bring a Buddy rewards program for students. When a Naples Art Association member refers a new member, both the current and new member will receive a $25 coupon toward their next class or workshop. We know that people enjoy not only the educational aspects of our classes but the social atmosphere as well, says Nicole Dupont Strub, NAA director of education. Its always more fun to bring along a friend, especially if youre taking a oneor two-day workshop like jewelry making or trying a medium you havent worked in before. The von Liebig offers classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced art students. Three-hour classes typically run weekly for four or six weeks; more intense workshops run from one to five days. More than 40 instructors teach painting, drawing, digital photography, mixed media, clay modeling and much more. For the first session beginning Oct. 12, classes range from Fundamentals of Painting I and Beginning Watercolor to Open Portrait Studio and Web Site Design for Artists; workshops include A sampling from Southwest Florida poetsC4&5 >>inside: Drink to me only eyes thine with Do not go gentle into night good thatour enduring love affair with poetryF YOU COULD HARNESS MUSIC TO A MUSCLED HORSE AND PLOW A FIELD OF fragrance with it; if you could seed and grow the truth and crop its fruit with carbon steel; if you could drink the four winds whole and raw the juice and flesh, the pulp and blood, the skin and rind and heart of life then you could be a poet. But if you couldnt though you can read with appetite and pleasure, like any epicure eats then join us for a moment here. Here, we celebrate the poets of Southwest Florida. Often their work is slow and painful, as Oscar Wilde noted: I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. Often their muse is drowned by some imposter, as A.E. Houseman suggested: And malt does more than Milton can/ To justify Gods ways to man./ Ale, man, ales the stuff to drink/For fellows whom it hurts to think. Yet they persist, facing a river of resistance from a noisy world and the endless threat of obscurity. Here, then, is what our poets give.ISEE POETRY, C4 SEE NAA, C14 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ How do I love thee? SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________All that jazzSummerJazz on the Gulf series wraps up this weekend, plus more to do in the week ahead. C6&7 In your dreams (not) is a nightmare of a kids film thats not really for kids. C12 Time for a lectureOrion in the Round on Marco starts up with opera. C19 Who wants pizza? Who wants pizza?After sampling pies all around, Florida Weeklys food writer offers a few slices of advice. C23 COURTESY PHOTOHelen Febbo studies model Elyssa George during one of last years Open Portrait Studio sessions at The von Liebig.

PAGE 37 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 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 SAVINGS RESERVATIONS REQUIREDTWO ENTRES & ONE BOTTLE OF WINE$29.95*GINAS ALWAYS USES QUALITY INGREDIENTS Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: using placeholders is the easy way out. If we want love real, true love then we have to stop wasting our time with partners who arent worth it. We need to hold out for the real deal. When we do find that person, well know he was worth the wait. Believing that is the greatest act of faith. At a summer camp on Sanibel Island, where the pine needles crunched underfoot and we smacked Double Bubble and talked about the start of school even though it was summer, we once came on shore for one of those trust-building exercises adored by camp counselors and corporate executives. Ours went like this: a single person would climb to the top of a picnic table, turn her back on the kids below, go straight as a board, and fall backwards. The campers on the ground would interlock arms and create a human safety net. It was an act of faith, falling blindly into the hands of people you barely know. It required trust, confidence and more than anything the ability to let go. There was a certain core belief involved, the kind that trusts everything will pan out. Only a handful of kids climbed onto the table. I wasnt one of them.Faith in other people is hard. Faith in the world is harder. Many of us struggle with the belief that everything will work out. When it comes to relationships, in particular, we rarely have what it takes to wait for whats right. We rush into sub-par relationships, taking the bird in the hand approach when wed be better served waiting for the two in the bush.You gotta have faith SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON Those relationships sucked the air out of my emotional waiting room, leaving no space for the real thing if it did come along...I am guilty of this faithlessness. In fact, Im a serial user of placeholders, those people to whom we commit for the short term, the ones that fill the relationship space until someone better comes along. The truth is, Im a sucker for date nights, and I hate spending Saturday evenings alone. In the past, Ive been quick to settle for someone less than stellar just to fill my social calendar. Which didnt seem so bad at first. Before I knew it, though, my placeholders had become my full-time gig, and dating felt vaguely like an obligation. Those relationships sucked the air out of my emotional waiting room, leaving no space for the real thing if it did come along. George Michael, wise in the ways of love if not public restrooms, offered this bit of wisdom in his pop song, Faith: Well I guess it would be nice If I could touch your body I know not everybody Has got a body like you But Ive got to think twice Before I give my heart away And I know all the games you play Because I play them too He wraps up with this thought, Well I need someone to hold me, but Ill wait for something more. Yes, Ive gotta have faith.We all need someone to hold us, but >> S end y disasters to: u sin g w a y rea l, to s t par t We r e al th a wa s ing fa it s sness. In f act, o lders, those t for the short e relationshi p comes alo ng o r date nights, rd ay evenin g s een q uic k to a n stellar j ust Which didnt o re I knew it, h a d b eco me g f elt va gu el y relationship s m otional wait e for the real in the restwis h : n ic e a y es th is m eone o r somethin g f aith. h o ld us, b ut


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PAGE 39 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 Black Sheep In The FoldBlack sheep in the fold, What on earth does your future hold? Years have come and years have gone Yet here you are, standing all alone. Is it the dark color of your skin, Why other sheep wont take you in? Or maybe its that youve grown too old, Youve lost your value and cant be sold. Black sheep in the fold, How long have you been left out in the cold? How does it really make you feel, To know youre losing your appeal? Have you ever wondered why, You were born to live but long to die? Now youre limping, maimed and bruised, And wonder if you could still be used. Black sheep in the fold, Youve been made from a different mold. Your Creator specifically had this done, So youd be special like His Son. See, He was rejected and beaten too, But He died to prove His love for you. The Lamb of God, a Good Shepherd is He, Who paid a dear price to set all His sheep free. Black sheep in the fold, Dont live in fear, let your story be told. Let others know of your unique skill, Which your Creator gave you at His will. Dont allow others to put you down, Or let negative circumstances make you frown. Youre here today as God had planned, So arise, Black sheep, and take your stand! Michelle Antoinette JamesThe Captains Sanctuary Berthed now the old sailor home from the seas, His faithful brave, vessel, wounded brought to her knees his last voyage over, his purpose gone stranded lost ashore, doomed to question each dawn but his soul is at sea as it always will be with a fresh breeze to redeem and dolphins playing abeam white sails full & by and black velvet night sky. Yes, the old ghosts were there, lost sailorskindred spirits aware, forever part of this ocean, they sailed with great devotion by his side at the helm when the storms overwhelmed thru endless storm nights wind & wave slamming frights & when that first peaceful star smiling thru the storms sky promised blessed relief and peace from on high yes his comrades were near his silent thanksgiving to hear They smiled with him too when the seas azure calm met sunsets crimson balm. That transcendental union of sunset & sea in communion. In harmony three, wind sea sail & Thee the triune waltz that set him free. The cleansing timeless living sea Just, wind, sail, sky, Lord, & Thee yes these were the things that set him free, these things were his sanctuary but home now the old sailor for ere from his sea. Capt. John Hodes, Ret.Extant at the Same TimeA moon sliver radiance in my curtain of dusk, highlights the edge of the subtle darkness. Not enough luster to light the way. The brightness diminishes away from the source. Poised on the edge of consciousness, seeing profound and mundane simultaneously. Knowledge that both are momentous, hastens my death by dread. Susan SokolDejection on a Florida Summer AfternoonOn this ominous afternoon Ive had my fill of Florida, My fill of alligator-friendly heat, Of red weather Bursting from the TV screen Into a dark angry clot Over our fail-safe houses And alien lawns my fill Of violent venereal rain Fueling the overgrowth And overbuilding, the excess Of Paradise paved over. On this ominous afternoon Lightning flashes In diabolical sync With the signs on Tamiami. Inside my conditioned Condo cocoon, outages blink Off and on, off and on, Urging me to evacuate Before the unborn mosquitoes Get to beat their wings And the mouth of red weather Swallows me whole. Joe PachecoMy NightmareHot Wet, hot, hot Hot, wet, hot, hot, hot Wet, hot, wet, hot, hot, hot Hot, wet, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, wet Wet, hot, hot, wet, hot, wet Hot, hot, hot, wet, hot Wet, hot, hot, hot Florida summer Hot Otis FireflyLife is FairAnswer badness with badness, Easy to do Answer kindness with kindness, Easy too Answer unkindness with kindness, Now that takes insight Call it action and youre right Call it karma with no fright Not about wrong or right What we send around comes around It applies to all of us while earthbound If we take responsibility for our thoughts and actions Its we who decide how others words cause our reactions Blaming and judging others May be our druthers If thats what we believe Its what we receive So be aware, Life is fair. David HauensteinA Lamp of LoveA baby girl with reddish hair Stopped crying hard and loud Held in the arms of her loving mom, Her dad stood mighty proud. The years rolled by how fast she grew A precious family prize Perfect till the day she had A problem with her eyes. The doctors tried but all in vain To help the child to see, And when the parents heard the news, Their tears flowed endlessly. Confined, confused and wondering why, She groped to find her way, Till darkness fell upon her world And took her light away. Learning to accept the change Was brutal and unfair Her parents, how they bore the pain, Yet gave their best of care. Then someone of compassion came Seeking out the child A teacher with a noble heart Tender, kind and mild. Said she studied with a man Whose method proved to find There was a way that light again Could shine for the blind. A special school she did attend, And there her mind explored Knowledge filled with hopeful dreams Once held behind closed doors. Wise but gentle, humble grace, With prominence she grew. The child became a model of The one who taught her too. No matter what the circumstance No matter what the fight Somewhere theres a lamp of love To light the darkest night. Carmine Lombardo Y= @


WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comThere Are Days of QuietThere are days of quiet when the hours crawl past without a tic or toc and the sun moves begrudgingly creeping through its arc. Clock hands move erratically, jumping ahead only to stop then refusing to budge despite my pleading gazes, relenting only by clicking back. Even the heart grows weary waiting for the nights advance and the company of stars to seize the taunting lone sun and cast it below my horizon. There are days of quiet when I embrace solitude like a friendly phantom wrapped in its disguise in the armor of surrender. I keep the world at bay with shuttered windows and pulled up drawbridges shouting stay away from dark stares brooding. Overshadowing anguish and crushing desire under vain bulwarks of self-preservation, I bear arms of anger against an enemy that ignores me. There are days of quiet when my head is haunted like abandoned cathedrals. Possessed with unanswered prayers echoing in the desolation, Memories fall out of me into the blasphemous silence crumbling to dust clouds, coating my collapsing ruin with bittersweet arsenic. No angels call out my name and silence dams my ears as if a sudden vacuum empties my world of air deadening my loneliness. There are days of quiet when I celebrate solitude, a fete for the fortitude, for the strength of my soul under its millstone of melancholy. With proud tenacity I deceive my longing soul and push further into exile dancing to the echoing beat of my solitary heart. I salute what I do not need, raise a toast to myself and drown the pain in goblets of stubbornness and a chalice of denial. Chuck MansonUntil We Meet AgainThere are days I still cant believe youre gone forever absent from me It seems forever since your thick curly coat brushed against my hands If I close my eyes for but a second I can see your intense gaze watching me watch you For just that fraction of infinity I can feel your hot breath and wet nose dampen my skin I can still hear your single bark above the choruses of neighborhood dogs the same dogs you would have wagged at in a show of canine cameraderie My days though busy and full of smiles, chatter, kisses and even woofs, are yet lonely and incomplete Who can put up with this willful soul but you? Who will see through my veil of mirrors and screens if not you? Perhaps we are sent but one perfect soul to love and know us But a gift for a fleeting second Only to go back to the giver On loan like one of those special library books that we have a short stint to read and learn before it must be given back Oh where are you dear dog of mine? Come back to me Mend this spirit back into wholeness Lap my tears away with your pink kisses and swooshing black tail Though you now hang on walls and grace covers It is you that I need And I shall wait for the day that a girl and her dog shall meet again E. I. RottersmanThe Fall of CamelotThere once was a time our nation has now forgot, when Americans stood proud and shining bright. It later was christened an American Camelot. A time when our nation shimmered with light. An Irish Lad from Boston rose like a shooting star Became President, led us to fight for right. We knew it more when we lost this young tar, Our shining day had become an awful night. A single bullet, fired in Dallas at Dealy Square shattered the dreams of a hopeful nation. No one knew how we should prepare we but knew now we had lost a generation. A lone assassin or a careful plot carried out, It didnt really matter what had caused the fall. For we knew that it really mattered not, Nothing would remedy the tragedy of it all. A Nation alive, alive in light and thunder, as proud of each other as we could be and now we were torn forever asunder By men of purpose we could not see. Later in the s they shot a few more, Martin and Bobby, a loss of wonder, two more of our leaders dead on the floor and a nation again felt torn asunder. After that, we never trusted again. we knew that something had gone awry. and knew there had fallen three great men Our nation expelled a heartfelt sigh. Men and women in public wept wracked with anguish and fear It affected us, we wounded crept a nation shattered, our course unclear. Never again did we blindly trust those slick lipped pols of yore for they smelled of compliant must of the blood and shared young gore. Martin and Bobby and John Three stars shining, a heroic set. They left us in sad abandon their sun no longer the day met. For it was a cause, that we firmly believed an idealism which hoped and dreamed A people united and ready to conceive an agenda that idealistically beamed. At one time we were proud to be, Americans, all of us every one. And now we wondered meekly If we would ever again see the sun. Camelot, Camelot it is a wispy dream. Of knights and ladies and chivalry of a nations hopes, now a mournful scream and faced now with an empty reality. Its not true that dreams dont matter Or nations can only hope to be good. For its individual men that ideas scatter and manifest evil that must be withstood. I say this now to hopefully inform those younger and claiming not to know That a nations hope is a thirsting norm which we all have the right to bestow. America once stood tall and proud A nation with shining moral code That blared her trumpets loud and offered one hope to bode There once was a time that mattered of shining promise in nationhood and now it lays forever spattered in a young mans untimely spilt blood. Camelot, Camelot, where are you now? For it is hard for a nation to remember The promise of a generations shining brow as we reach now a time of our December What we learn from this, I do not know except that we are men and women alone. And we have but to seek ideas for us to grow Up and Away from the evil lying prone. Dream, dream of all that may yet come, For it is only you that can make it occur, The idea of a collective, thoughtful sum That can erase a painful murderous slur. Camelot, Camelot, where are you now? We wonder what might and could have been, had the shooter from Dallas known not how nor the festering evil wasted these men. Light the lamp, burn it bright and hot, A national flame for all to remember That there once was a time like Camelot Before the flame withers to forgotten ember. Joseph Martin earth churns he yearns their fears melt into rs infinity combined entwined nows when love zen y unfurl+ Eric Raddatz

PAGE 41 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Best bets for the weekend Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-20. Its always a good idea to call ahead for open hours and specific times: SummerJazz on the Gulf Saturday night on Watkins Lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. 261-2222. All American Pops: Around the World with Arthur Fiedler II Saturday evening at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Brass at the Ballet Sunday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Family & Friends of the Estuary Art exhibit at Rookery Bay, open Friday. 417-6310 or Art Show Third annual Employee Art Competition Exhibit at the Collier County Museum, open Friday and Saturday. 252-8068 or www.colliermuseums. com. UAC Exhibits Batiks by Muffy Clark Gill, at the Marco Executive Airport. Oil paintings by Tara ONeill at North Collier Park. 263-8242. Crossroads Exhibit At Rosen Gallery & Studios. 821-1061 or www. Live bands The Bay House 6-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday: Jazz with Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Capri, A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; Friday: Manhattan Connection; Saturday: Symon; Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band; Tuesday: karoke with Steve Roberts; Riverchase Plaza, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna; Friday and Saturday: Geek Skwad; Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday: Blues and jazz with Rick Howard, Dave Tregether, John Lamb and Bob Zottola; 8-11 p.m. Saturday: Acousticlectic Music for the Easily Amused featuring Beck; 6:309 p.m. Sunday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band. 6436 Naples Blvd., 598-9463. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney; Monday: Patrick. 10 p.m to closing. 457 Fifth Ave. S., 649-5140. The Pickled Parrot 5-9 p.m. Thursday: Nevada Smith; 5-10 p.m. Friday: Steve Hill; 5-9 p.m. Saturday: Maxi Courtney. On the boardwalk at 1100 Sixth Avenue South. 435-7900. Piola 6-9 p.m. Sunday: Greg Gadoua singer and songwriter. 9118 Strada Place in Mercato. 592-5056. South Street City Oven and Grill 9 p.m. Thursday: Open mic night with Matt Chadwick; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: Dogs of Peace; Sunday: Spread The Dub; Monday: Casey Weston; Tuesday: karoke; Wednesday: Maxi Courtney. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Theater Auditions TheatreZone will hold its season auditions from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at G&L Theatre, 13275 Livingston Road. Plays include Man of La Mancha, High Spirits and I Love My Wife. 449-2323. Clockwork Orange More Crinoline Productions presents A Clockwork Orange at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers through Sept. 26. 333-1933 or See review on page C8. Bill W. and Dr. Bob The Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers presents the story of the two men whose relationship becomes the inspiration for the Twelve Steps of AA, through Oct. 3. 278-4422 or Thursday, Sept. 17 Stand-up comedy Jeff Dye performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Songbook Great American Songbook: The Golden Age of Popular Song featuring vocalist Perley Rousseau and pianist Sonny Daye at 6 p.m. at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542. Thursday on Third Enjoy live entertainment while strolling through the Third Street South shopping and dining district from 7-10 p.m. 434-6533. Friday, Sept. 18 See the Stars The Friends of Lovers Key presents Island Under the Stars from 7-9 p.m. at Lovers Key State Park. 463-4588 to register. Naples City Improv Enjoy ad-libbing at its best when Naples City Improv performs at The Norris Center at 8 p.m. 213-3049 or Saturday, Sept. 19 Local History Tour Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, from 1-4 p.m. today and Wednesday. 261-8164 or Chess anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to Books-AMillion at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. 8980458 or Jazz it Up The Naples Jazzmasters Band performs at 2 p.m. at The Norris Center. 213-3049. Pops The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs All American Pops: Around the World with Arthur Fiedler II, at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Flute and Harp Esteros Happehatchee Center hosts flutist Kat Epple and harpist DL Turner in concert under the stars beginning at 7 p.m. $15. 206-4393 or http://happehatcheecenter. org/. Sunday, Sept. 20 Ballets in Brass The Brass Quintet and percussion section of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra perform the music of popular ballets at 3 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Monday, Sept. 21 Beach Time Stroll Barefoot Beach with a park ranger and learn the fine points of beachcombing and shelling. Meet at 10 a.m. 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 parks permit. Trivia Test Trivia Night begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 5949400. NAPLES PRINCESS Sunset Cruise, Dinner and Show: $55.95 per personCall (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsNaples Princess Hot! Hot! Hot! Deal Continues! Sounds of Sinatra featuring COURTESY PHOTOBig Night Out headlines the fourth and final concert in this years SummerJazz on the Gulf series at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. The free concert of energizing Latin, Caribbean, Motown and funk dance music takes place from 7-10 p.m. on Watkins Lawn. 261-2222.COURTESY PHOTOMarco Island artist Betty Newman will be at McCormick and Schmicks from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, for a reception honoring her exhibit titled Bold Exotic Contemporary, which hangs in the restaurant at Mercato through September.


WHAT TO DOSEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 A&E C7 No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons 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: 239-263-7990THE NAPLES PLAYERS AT SUGDEN COMMUNITY THEATRE TH AE SOUTH NAPLES L NAPLESPLAYERSORG239-263-7990 Ken Ludwigs Outrageous Farce Blackburn Hall Comedy Oct. 14-Nov. 7To begin: The sexes battle in Shakespeares lusty comedy, Oct. 28Nov. 21 and then:Subscribe now and save for the whole Season Subscribe now and save for the whole SeasonA cooperative effort funded by the Collier County Tourist Development Tax. Champagne opening night!Dinner/Show available!Get ready for the Players Season Full of Laughter! Get ready for the Players Season Full of Laughter! Tuesday, Sept. 22 Toddler Story Time Moms and tots are welcome to sit for a story at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5205. Yappy Hour Bring your wellbehaved pooch and enjoy treats and Yappy Hour from 5-7 p.m. at Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar. A portion of the evenings proceeds will benefit Humane Society Naples. 6434 Naples Blvd. 6873454. Meet the Artist Marco Island artist Betty Newman will be at McCormick and Schmicks from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the opening of her exhibit at the restaurant in Mercato. 9114 Strada Place. 591-2299. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden presents Team Trivia Night beginning at 9 p.m. 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Wednesday, Sept. 23 Bossa Nova Brazilian Romance, The Bossa Nova Phenomenon, with vocalist Perley Rousseau and Sonny Daye at the piano, begins at 6 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 262-4130. Piney Program The Collier County Museum presents The Pine Flatwoods, a free program about the subtle beauty of the rugged species that has adapted to a harsh and unforgiving environment, at 2 p.m. 252-8476. Upcoming events Art Walk The Promenade at Bonita Bay hosts Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 24. 495-8989. Sesame Street Live! Elmos Green Thumb sprouts at at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers Sept. 25-27. 481-4849. Exhibition Preview The von Liebig Art Center hosts a preview reception for the second annual Non-Juried All Artist Members Show of Shows from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. 262-6517. Museum Day The Collier County Museum celebrates National Museum Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 26, with activities for history enthusiasts of all ages. 252-8476. Big Boy Toys Germain Arena hosts the Big Boy Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26-27 with hot cars, cool boats, big trucks, ATVs, jet skis, RVs and more. 543-9998. Skynerd AEG Live and 96 K-Rock present Lynyrd Skynyrd at Germain Arena Thursday, Oct. 22. www. Alice Cooper The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents the Alice Cooper Theatre of Death 2009 Tour Sunday, Oct. 4. 481-4849 or visit Windmill Movie The Lee County Alliance for the Arts has partnered with Theatre Conspiracy to bring an independent film series to the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers for the 20092010 season. The series opens with The Windmill Movie at 7 p.m. Oct. 2-3. 9392787 or e-mail calendar listings to


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. 17th: 37th Annual Key West Poker Run Sept. 21st: 2009 Key West Fishing Tournament so much made-up slang.) The passages spoken in unison by the cast were also difficult to understand, as the cast didnt deliver them truly in unison.The fight scenes were not realistic. Alex and his pals come across more like bullies and insecure kids than as truly menacing characters.Though not its intention, Im sure the violence will appeal to some audience members, particularly those who love action movies in which the body count goes off the charts. But it turned me off. You dont have to show me a lot of violence to convince me that violence is bad. I found the constant retching a turnoff, too. And I wasnt the only one; I saw other audience members avert their eyes. This is an odd little play, the story made famous by Stanley Kubricks movie. But Mr. Burgess himself has said that he wishes A Clockwork Orange could be erased from the worlds literary memory and that hed be glad to disown it for various reasons. The play adheres to Mr. Burgesss original version of the novel, which includes a 21st chapter printed in Europe but deleted by American publishers. (Mr. Kubrick followed the American version.) Alex supposedly has an epiphany, but maintains a boys-will-be-boys attitude about everything, claiming that his own son will probably do the same things as a teen, and then grow out of them. That seems a pretty casual attitude about rape and murder. Its the shows theological questions that intrigued me the most: Does God want enforced goodness, or does he want people, by their own free will, to choose goodness? Is it right to deprive someone of the ability to make ethical decisions? In Mr. Burgesss terminology, does God want humans who are juicy oranges, or those with no free will: mechanical, clockwork oranges? Unfortunately, the questions raised are more intriguing than the production itself. This production succeeds in some ways, and fails in others. Its admirable that director Annette Trossbach wants to bring unusual and edgy shows to Fort Myers with her company, More Crinoline Productions. I applaud her for taking risks. But it seems that her vision is greater than what is actually produced on stage. While the shows are unconventional for Fort Myers standards, they dont seem to reach their potential. (And with her emphasis on blood and gore, Ms. Trossbach might become known as the Wes Craven of local theater.) A Clockwork Orange has its moments, and you can see where shes trying to go with it, but it doesnt quite get there. The show would have improved with some tweaking and finetuning.The acting quality is highly uneven. Shes cast some talented actors, as well as people who are obvious amateurs. This is community theater, not a professional production.For a play as challenging as A Clockwork Orange, you need the best performers you can find. This production wouldve been impressive for a high school and there are a number of high schoolers in the cast but it fails for those expecting more professional theater. A few outstanding performances grace the show. Dallas Stobb, a sophomore at Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts, plays Alex. He shows a lot of passion and enthusiasm in the role, though I wish Ms. Trossbach had pushed for more nuance. All other actors play multiple roles. Kevin Igar is outstanding, especially as an unrepentant prisoner. In fact, he is much more menacing than Alex and his droogs. Trace Meier plays Mr. Deltoid, a flamboyant man and a wonderfully overthe-top Minister of the Interior. Hugh Meyer portrays both sides, first as a censored writer and then as Brodsky, the doctor who treats Alex. Madison Mitchell is also interesting in her variety of roles, including a sophisticated singing girl and a not-too-intelligent giggling nurse. Ms. Trossbach has staged the production with a traverse stage: a wide runway with the audience seated on either side. Its a bare stage, with a minimal amount of props. At one end is a screen on which, occasionally, we see pre-filmed sequences that were shot outdoors. (While a good idea, these scenes seem more silly than moving or shocking.) At the other end sits the orchestra, led by music director Steven Pawlowski. The decision to have a live, 10-piece orchestra perform in the Davis Center was a good move, and adds much to the production. But the piece as a whole doesnt hold together well. The teens speak Nadsat, a Russian/English slang. The program contains a glossary of 49 Nadsat words and their meaning, far too many for an audience to memorize. Even if theyre words were not familiar with, the actors could make the meanings clear by their delivery. But thats not always the case.British accents came and went, and enunciation was a problem throughout the night. And Im not sure if it was a problem with the actors, the venue or the sound system (probably a combination of all three), but dialogue was difficult to understand at times. (And understanding is essential, especially in a play that uses ARTS COMMENTARY For a recent vacation, I packed a thick novel thats received a lot of hype a thriller written by a Scandinavian who died too early in his career. The book had swept Europe, and now was published in English. A perfect book to read while seated in an airport or stranded on the runway, I thought. But the more I read, the more perturbed I grew. The book purports to call attention to the growing epidemic of violence against women. The only problem is, it seems to glory in its numerous graphic descriptions of sadism, including two sexual assaults against the female protagonist. It was like a man who stands up in church to testify about his previous life, boasting in great detail about all the evil, wicked things hes done, and adding, almost as a throwaway sentence, Then I was redeemed and became a new man. Watching A Clockwork Orange at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center felt like a similar experience. It seems to glory in violence while telling you that its bad.The play subjects the audience to acts of violence both on stage and on screen, as well as descriptions of various atrocities.Written by Anthony Burgess, who of course wrote the novel of the same name (which Stanley Kubrick made into a movie), A Clockwork Orange tells the story of Alex, a violent teen who with his friends (or droogs, as they refer to each other) roam the streets, taunting and bullying people. They destroy things, attack passersby. The violence escalates. They attack and rape a woman. And then Alex kills a woman. Imprisoned for murder, he leaps at the chance to get out early, becoming a guinea pig for a new, radical aversion therapy. The sessions make him ill at the very thought of violence. Unfortunately, because the violent movies hes subjected to during this process have a soundtrack Beethoven, his favorite composer Alex also becomes nauseated by music. Theres lots of blood and violence in the first act, and then continuous vomiting in the second. i n ot to w ed NancySTETSON Blood, rape, murder, vomit, vomit, vomit >>What: A Clockwork Orange >>When: through Sept. 26 >>Where: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers >>Cost: $20 >>Information: Call 333-1933 or go to www. If you go


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING This scholarship will help ease the burden that has been put on my parents, and I will be able to further my education and become a successful business woman. Those are the words of one young woman upon receiving a Suncoast for Kids/Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union college scholarship. The positive impact Suncoast is making on Southwest Florida students and teachers made them an easy choice for the Education Foundations of Collier and Lee counties to nominate as 2009 Outstanding Large Business Philanthropists of the Year. The area Philanthropy Day Leadership Council makes the final selection for awards and chose Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union to receive the well-deserved recognition for which it was nominated. The credit union is an exemplary partner dedicated to building stronger communities in both Collier and Lee counties. It has had a significant impact through its support of education (pre-K-12 and post-secondary), financial literacy and childrens health care initiatives. Its focus on education and children as the backbone of any community brings many opportunities to our counties. Greg Pasanen, Suncoasts regional vice president for Southwest Florida, has committed his time to serving on the board of directors for both the Collier and Lee education foundations and 10 Suncoast employees are Take Stock in Children mentors. We have seen firsthand the passion and commitment of this organization and its employees through the volunteer time given to our organization, says Susan McManus, president of the Education Foundation of Collier County. The credit union sustains individual student success through scholarships as well as hundreds of hours of volunteer support. It impact many students by providing their teachers with leadership and professional development opportunities and with grants for innovative classroom projects. Lt. Col. Paul Garrah, senior Army JROTC instructor at Golden Gate High School, took a group of cadets to Washington, D.C., with help from a Connect with a Classroom grant funded by Suncoast. The trip was absolutely amazing, he said, adding, For my cadets it was the highlight of their young lives. In 2008, Suncoast dedicated 32 percent of the money generated by the Suncoast Schools Rewards Check Card Program to public school in Collier and Lee counties. Its support of education initiatives in both counties also included Guadalupe Center of Immokalee, Learning for Life-Lee County, Edison College Endowed Scholarship, Florida Gulf Coast University First Generation Scholarships and Gulfshore Playhouses ART Smart program. Health care for children is also a priority for Suncoast, which understands that helping children come to school ready to learn often means providing support outside of school for children facing difficult situations. For example, Suncoast funds an inhospital teacher who helps patients at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida keep up their studies and maintain a routine. Suncoasts contributions, whether financial or volunteer, always work toward giving children the support they need to be successful and happy. The company has the vision and commitment to work within the communities it serves with a distinct and clear purpose of building community and improving quality of life. Created in 1998, the Suncoast for Kids Foundation is sponsored entirely by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, and 100 percent of funds are contributed to organizations and initiatives that assist children. Last year the foundation donated $1.3 million to childrens initiatives in 15 Florida counties. ATM fees are used to fund health care needs and to build an endowment to provide a permanent source of income for donations. Signature-based transaction funds are used to benefit education initiatives for the counties in which the check card transaction occurred. Suncoast has developed a long-term approach to fund these philanthropic initiatives that value reinvestment in the Collier and Lee county communities now and in the future. Linda Lepore is vice president of development for The Education Foundation of Collier County, which for the past 20 years has been engaging our community and schools in pursuit of a quality education for every child. An independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, the foundation began with the core belief that teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Initiatives have evolved to support teachers and principals, and individual student success within Connect Now, a community articulated framework to support education. 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PAGE 45 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 10 Southwest Florida Locations To Find Your www.ribcity.comFLORIDA 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 BUST SELLER 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) Money matters are dominant this week. Recheck your accounts and make sure theyre up-to-date. Also, pay more attention to personal issues before they become major problems. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might be tempted to employ the same tactics as your adversary, but that could backfire. Better to use the same balanced approach that has worked for you before and could again. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A changing workplace environment could stir up confusion as well as apprehension. Best to ignore the rumors and get the facts. You could find that the changes bring positive elements. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Communication is easier this week with people ready and eager to hear what you have to say. Also, check for possible technical problems before you start your new project. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Aspects favor change for the usually traditional Goat. Opening your mind to possibilities you had ignored could lead you to make decisions you once considered improbable. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Making personal as well as professional adjustments to changing conditions might be easier with more information explaining the hows and whys of the situations in question. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) With a growing tide of positive reactions to buoy your confidence, this could be the right time to put the finishing touches to your new project and get it well and truly launched. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Travel plans could be interrupted by the re-emergence of a workplace problem that was never quite fully resolved. Deal with it at once, and then take off on that well-deserved trip. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Aspects favor cultural activities for sensuous Bovines. Attend a concert or an art show. Better yet, create something yourself (a poem, perhaps?), and dedicate it to someone special. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Respect any doubts you might now be feeling about a new situation. They could be reflecting your inner awareness that some essential information might be missing. Check it out. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its important to start the new month with as clean a slate as possible. Either complete all those unfinished tasks or pass them on to others who would be more than happy to take them on. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time to cut down on expenses and tame that urge to splurge. Applying some financial discipline now could help the Big Cat ride out a possible monetary crunch later on. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for setting an example of quiet, calm reasoning in the midst of chaotic conditions.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 C11 You are Invited!FREE SATURDAY SEMINARSOPEN TO THE PUBLIC45 Showrooms Featuring For a schedule of upcoming events visit our web site at Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. s Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m.Tricking the Eye with Trompe-loeil TechniquesSaturday, September 26 at 2 p.m.Staging and Rearranging Small Changes for Big ResultsRSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ART The National Parks: Americas Best Idea, An Illustrated HistoryMost of us take our national parks as a given but, according to award-winning film producer Ken Burns, establishing them was an extremely radical idea at the time. Imagine, if you will, passing a national law to protect and preserve some of our most magnificent and sacred places, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. The idea was so revolutionary, it might never have happened if not for numerous unsung men and women who joined forces with a handful of powerful movers and shakers, including John Muir, John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Teddy Roosevelt. By working together, they accomplished an almost impossible feat a park system that would eventually encompass nearly 400 sites and 84 million acres. In their fascinating new book, Mr. Burns and Dayton Duncan recount the adventures, mythmaking and intense political battles that helped bring about our national park system. In short, both the book and the 12-hour PBS documentary series it accompanies are a glorious celebration of what the authors call an essential expression of American democracy. The images, scattered throughout its almost 400 pages of text, are breathtaking. For example, Teddy Roosevelt is depicted with John Muir admiring the beauty of Yosemite Park, a crowd gathers at the 1915 dedication of the Rocky Mountain National Park, Franklin Roosevelt is shown obviously enjoying himself during a 1934 visit to Glacier National Park, and a small group of hikers hover at the pinnacle of Chimney Tops in the Great Smokey Mountains. In addition to the riveting photographs, Mr. Burns and Mr. Dayton examine how each parcel of land was bought and added to the system, making this book the next best thing to actually visiting these sites. The National Parks is a magnificent book that is a fitting tribute to our National Park System and the people who helped bring it about. By Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns (Knopf, $50)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples NEW HAPPY HOUR BAR Menu! Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar with the largest BIG SCREEN HD in SW FLORIDA BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER NIGHT! Our Famous Tavern Burgers starting at $3.99! $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 9/30/09 Tavern on the Bay Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week Open 7 Days a Week Check Out Our Late Night Bar Menu! $2 Drafts and $4 Wells Happy Hour THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. MONDAY 40 Wings $3 Margarita $5 Nachos TUESDAY 1/2 PRICE HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week! 3-7pm GREAT SPECIALS! Major league baseball games every night! Watch all your favorite College and NFL Games.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 ART WALKJOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF ART AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE PROMENADE!THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 244:00PM:00PMAn array of artists will exhibit and create their workpainters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists, potters and more! Enjoy live music in the center courtyard by 2 HOT DUO Groove to a variety of songs with a tropical twist! Take advantage of merchant specials! Great shopping and dining all evening! U.S. 41 in front of Bonita Bay 239.403.2204 Dont miss our Art Studios every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. These days will feature artists creating and exhibiting their art. For more information, please call 239.495.8989. Drab, dreary and lifeless, is a nightmare of a childrens movie that isnt actually for kids. In fact, its hard to say who the movie is for. The PG-13 rating assures that no child will see it and the lack of 3-D to accompany the glum animation ensures that no one else will want to see it. And why would you want to? The story is a Terminator rip-off right down to the machines with a glowing red eye. Set in the future, humans create machines, machines turn on humans and destroy the world. The only surviving life forms are small dolls that have been patched together by a kooky old scientist (voice of Alan Oppenheimer). There are nine of them, and their names are based on the order in which they were created. So the young, nave Nine (voice of Elijah Wood) has every right to ask the older, wiser One (voice of Christopher Plummer) why the machines are hunting them, but all hes told is not to ask. Herein lies a huge problem. The audience is seeing the film through Nines point of view and wants to know the same things Nine wants/ needs to know. By artificially concealing plot points, director Shane Acker prevents us from investing in the story and as a result we rarely know why anything is happening. Countless action scenes involving Two (voice of Martin Landau), Five (voice of John C. Reilly), Six (voice of Crispin Glover) and Seven (voice of Jennifer Connelly) mean nothing because were not given a reason to care about why theyre fighting. A simple explanation of the premise is not too much to ask. Mr. Ackers argument may be that withholding information early is necessary to revealing key plot points later on. This is sometimes true, but never at the expense of losing viewer interest. Its possible (especially in animated films) to compensate for story shortcomings with visual splendor but everything is so brown and dank that nothing is visually appealing. A lack of bright colors is understandable, but dark tones coupled with very little comic relief and a story about dolls fighting huge machines doesnt even sound like it could be a good movie. And it isnt. Watching is an ugly, unpleasant and frustrating experience. Animated science fiction is a tough sell, to be sure, and this movie hasnt done the genre any favors. On the bright side, at least its mercifully short at only 78 minutes and its never boring. But its also never coherent, interesting or entertaining, let alone very logical. Post-apocalyptic tales of woe have been done better too many times before to make this worth your money. 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 www.hudakonhollywood. com.LATEST FILMS Is it worth $10? No danHUDAK >> The lm is based on Mr. Ackers 11minute Oscar-nominated short of the same name completed in 2004. It took 4 years to nish, part of which Mr. Acker spent learning about animation with Peter Jackson during postproduction on The Return of the King. Did you know?


C14 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Best Homemade Food In Bonita! P 239.948.4123 Old 41 & Bernwood Parkway Homemade Specialties including eggs, omelets, pancakes, waf es, scrapple, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, chili, Taylor pork roll, sausage gravy, creamed chipped beef, homecooked roast beef & turkey, and Real Philly cheesesteaks.Open Daily 7am to 3pmBreakfast Served all day Dine-In or Take Out 10 LUNCHESIN 10 MINUTESStarting at$629 IncludingAll You Can EatSoups/Salads/Bread Sticks $5OFF$20 orderHappy Hour 4-Close All Day Sunday Not to be combined with any other offer.2380 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples, FL 34109 239.566.7866 9510 Market Place Rd. Fort Myers, FL 3912 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 Pre-Inventory Sale! At Both Stores40% off Select Items Furniture, Pictures, Lamps and Much More!Some Art Glass at 75% off! the Art of Personal Greeting Cards, Jewelry Sampler: Designing Your Style and Art of Ikebana. Many of the professional artists who teach at The von Liebig have had solo exhibitions at museums around the country, and their work is part of corporate and private collections worldwide. Our instructors develop their own following, and people take classes from them not only for the opportunity to learn from the best, but because of their reputation for making a class fun, Ms. Dupont Strub says. In addition to the Bring a Buddy program, the art center has also arranged for student parking at the nearby Naples Womans Club. A nominal fee applies to obtain a pass that must be displayed in the students car window. All classes and workshops through next June are listed online at www. Call 262-6517, ext. 102, for more information. NAAFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOLinda Hardee in a Wet Clay Modeling class last year




C16 A&E WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Try the most beautiful dining room in town10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.) Call 239-384-6166Sept. 11 th, 25th All You Can EatPrime Rib DinnerFull Buffet$14.95Sunday BrunchEggs, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Fruit, Chicken, Vegetables, Potatoes & Desserts$11.95 We cater to all types of events Be the 1st toHave Your Wedding Here! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! PIRATE CRUISE THRILLING PIRATE STORIES, MUSIC AND GAMES FULL SERVICE BAR SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are RequiredCall for Cruise Times 239.765.7272Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures 2500 Main Street Fort Myers Beach The Naples International Film Festival has secured one of the most acclaimed independent films of the year, The Cove, for the festivals opening gala at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.Directed by famed photographer Louis Psihoyos one of the best, a certain Oscar nominee, according to film critic Roger Ebert The Cove won at Sundance and at other domestic and international film festivals this year.The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric OBarry has come to set things right after a long search for redemption. In the 1960s, it was Mr. OBarry who captured and trained the five dolphins who played the title character in the international television sensation Flipper. But his close relationship with those dolphins the very dolphins who sparked a global fascination with trained sea mammals that continues to this day led Mr. OBarry to a radical change of heart, and he realizes dolphins must never be subjected to human captivity again. His mission brings him to Taiji, a town that appears to be devoted to the wonders and mysteries of the sleek, playful dolphins and whales that swim off their coast. But in a remote, glistening cove, surrounded by barbed wire and Keep Out signs, lies a dark reality. It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji, driven by a multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry and an underhanded market for mercury-tainted dolphin meat, engage in an unseen hunt. The nature of what they do is so chilling and the consequences are so dangerous to human health they will go to great lengths to halt anyone from seeing it. Mr. Psihoyos and several others involved in the making of the film will be at the NIFF gala for a question-and-answer segment and a meet-andgreet. The screening will open with a welcome from NIFF founders Eric Raddatz, Dan Linehan and Rowan Samuel. The black-tie celebration will feature stars, directors, producers and filmmakers from the international artistic social pool from the NIFF. After the opening-night gala, the festival continues Friday through Sunday, Nov. 6-8, with screening and other events taking place at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato, Sugden Community Theatre, The Norris Center and The von Liebig Art Center throughout the weekend. For more information, visit Award-winning independent will open Naples Film FestivalSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOFilmmaker Louie Psihoyos 20% OFF Brazilian Keritan hair treatment. Eliminates over 50-60% off the frizz and dryness of the hair.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 A&E C19 AIRPORT PULLING RD.LIVINGSTON RD.RADIO RD.EXCHANGE AVE.BD Bed Depot4277 Exchange Ave. #3 Naples, FL 34104 239-434-960017 TVs Food & Drink Specials$500 $5.00 Cheeseburger and French Fries with the purchase of a beverage. Dine In Only. 2ND AVE.TAMIAMI TR.WYNNS$500 with the purchase of a beverage. Dine In Only. at Carillon Place is OPENSun.-Tues. 7am-2:30pm Wed.-Sat. 7am-8pm239-649-0559At Corner of Airport-Pulling & Pine Ridge Roads In Carillon PlaceVisit our website : FOR MORE SAVINGS! Show your AAA card and receive 25% off your meal! OPEN for DINNER Wed. Sat. Wed.-Sat. 4p-8p* Must bring ad. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. *Coupon valid 7 days a week.EXPIRES 9/17/09Buy One Entre Get One Entre Buy One Entre& receive secondEntre at 50% OFF*with purchase of 2 beverages*ALL DAY! EVERY DAY!* Must bring ad. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Will accept comparable coupons. *Coupon valid 7 days a week.EXPIRES 9/17/09*Excluding Dinner Specials*Not valid with any other offer. $1BEER*7oz. Beers*222 for $3.33*2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 pancakes7a 9a50% off SundaysBuy One Entre Get One Entre*EXPIRES 9/17/09 EXPIRES 9/17/09 Join us for the exciting Reveal Party September 24, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:30pm Hosted byThe Bay House799 Walkerbilt Road, NaplesCome and see before and afters of our three winners, who will be receiving a new look as they embark on their journey for new employment after a recent economy related job loss. If you have not been to The Bay House, you will nd a beautiful restaurant on the Cocohatchee River, and fantastic food. There will be hors d oeuvres, drink specials, and of course an opportunity to network!$5.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door Napleschamber.orgThe Make Over is made possible byTorys Hair Care Dr. Richard Garcia, DDS Nancy Joseph, Make Up Artist1 free drink with ticket stub & 1/2 off dinner,but space is limited so reservation is suggested (for dinner)For More Information Contact Brenda OConnorat 239-403-2902or email brenda@napleschamber.orgA Special Thank You to: Alpha Media, Inc. Donn Brown PhotographyChamber Makeover Reveal Party Cahula & CreamSundays at 7:30pmHappy Hour Verginas chefs prepare worldclass, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for unique selection. OPEN DAILY for DINNER & Visit our Web site to sign up as a registered customer & receive a FREE gift certificate!The new season of Orion in the Round lectures presented by Orion Bank on Marco Island begins Wednesday, Sept. 30, with Opera for Everyone. Doors open and refreshments will be served starting at 6 p.m.; the program is from 7-8:30 p.m. Guests will be Steffanie Pearce, founder and artistic director of Opera Naples, and tenor Livio Ferrari, a frequent guest artist for Opera Naples and the Naples Opera Society. Euro Grand Piano Gallery of Naples has provided an Intarsie Harfe grand piano from the Schimmel Konzert Series for the evening. If the $50,000 piano is sold that evening, Gunter Manchen of the piano gallery has pledged to donate 25 percent of the sale price to Opera Naples, which recently acquired a 10,000-square-foot building in Naples for rehearsal space, experimental opera projects and educational programs. Ms. Pearce has performed in more than 50 American and European opera houses and has been a concert soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and The Kennedy Center. A resident of Naples, she continues to perform nationally. Orion Bank has two Orion in the Round programs set for October: On Tuesday, Oct. 13, a representative from Visually Impaired Persons of Southwest Florida will present a program about how to best support and assist people who have visual impairments. Many sighted people dont know what to do when they encounter someone with a visual impairment. This program will explain the issues and concerns so that they can be helpful without being intrusive or insensitive. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Marco Players Community Theater will present an audience-participation evening of song, dance and laughs. All Orion in the Round programs are free. For more information and to reserve a seat for the Sept. 30 Opera for Everyone or future events, call Keith Dameron, vice president/manager at Orion Bank on Marco Island 403-5169. Orion In the Round lecture series opens with Opera for Everyone on MarcoCOURTESY PHOTOThe $50,000 Schimmel piano on loan from Euro Grand Piano Gallery for the Sept. 30 program


C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 2 5 6 34FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 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 1. Andrew Hill, Andy Hill and George Leamon 2. Angie Hungrecker, Simone Student, Sandie Mathias, Rae Cella and Rose Anello 3. Azgari Mowmita, Tyler Wood and Julie Love 4. Emily and David Sendler with Robin DeMattia 5. Erline Le Brun, Carla Laszlo and Evelyn Sevilla 6. Jennifer Sullivan, Brittany Hill, Jennifer Estrada and Michael Herrera VIP Preview Party at Silverspot Cinema at MercatoMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 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@ WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Matt and Sunny Barger with Brian Reyes 2. Shannan Maloney, Desiree Reyes-Smith, Sherri and Thomas Waller, Jacques Brial 3. Gina and Frank Russen 4. Marquelda and Edward Jones 5. Steve Agius with Beth and Dan Montero 6. Steve Watt and Paul GerberMore shots from Silverspot VIP partyMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 56 34


C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY jimMcCRACKEN Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and the beginning of the high holidays, starts Friday night. The new few weeks bring a series of Jewish holidays and, hence, meals that bring together family and friends. What to drink with a holiday meal can be puzzling for those who customarily drink conventional wines, particularly gentiles who are invited to Jewish holiday gatherings and want to bring a gift of wine. The good news is that there are quite a few kosher wines available that taste good and go well with foods. Kosher wines have long been considered super-sweet libations, reminiscent of cough syrup. But some top wineries and even French chateaux are making kosher versions of their wine these days, including big names like Ch. Pontet Canet, Ch. Leoville-Poyferre and champagne producers Laurent-Perrier and Pommery. Its a lot more than Kedem and Mad Dog (aka Mogen David), especially if youve been to Israel, says Bonita Springs-based chef/caterer Danny Mellman. They make real wines from wellknown grape varieties, like cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. The reason most people drink kosher wines is tradition. The Orthodox and other very observant Jews will only drink wine that is protected: made only by Jews and double sealed before circulation, says Rabbi Bruce Diamond of the Community Free Synagogue in Fort Myers. The original concern was purity, but most Jews today drink it for traditions sake, he adds. At our Friday night Sabbath dinner we have members who bring Mogen David or Manischewitz wines, and some bring in regular wines, but more are bringing in these nice kosher wines from California and Israel, Rabbi Diamond says. As is the case elsewhere, Israels wine industry is growing more sophisticated. The new winemakers in Israel grow recognized grape varieties and have masters degrees in oenology from the University of California in Davis, says Jerry Greenfield, local wine educator and consultant. They understand these wines (cabernet sauvignon and others) are their passport to the world market. The result is that consumption of kosher wines need not be limited to holidays. Youre seeing more Israeli wines that are really good and that work better with food not just kosher food, but Mediterranean food, says Mr. Mellman. Kosher food is not just bagels and roasted chicken and potatoes and green beans. In Israel the foods available are mostly grown inside the country but reflect the tastes of the region. They match well with foods and are interesting enough to satisfy most palates, he says. Frank Pulice, owner of Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers, agrees with Mr. Mellman. The grapes are grown in an organic environment as well as complying with kosher law, he says. Golan Heights Winery is one of the largest and best, selling Golan, Yarden, Gamla and Galil Mountain winery brands. One of his favorites is the Galil Mountain Pinot Noir 2006, priced about $25. It has a wonderful cherry-pie type of character and flavor, Mr. Pulice says. At Haskells The Wine People in Naples, manager Ben Sandstrom plans to expand the stores selection of kosher wines in a couple of months when winter residents return and demand increases. In addition to some Baron Herzog selections from California, Haskells has some kosher wines from Italian winery Bartenura. They have a solid white moscato, perfumed and low in alcohol, light and fruity, not too sweet, with a touch of effervescence thats priced at about $15, he says. Golan Heights Cabernet Sauvignon is one of Mr. Mellmans favorites, crafted by a young Israeli who has traveled extensively in France and who graduated from The University of California, at Davis. Their cabernet sauvignon is mostly fruit-forward with softer tannins and true varietal characteristics, he says. Its priced at about $25. They also have some incredible dessert wines, but you dont find them easily. Mr. Greenfield cites a lot of varietals made at Golan Heights, including sangiovese and barbera, but one of his favorites comes from the Yarden label. The sauvignon blanc 2006 has a crisp green apple and lime taste, with two months aging in French oak barrels mixed with a touch of Semillon grape, he says. Similar to a classic Bordeaux blend, it sells for about $20. He also recommends the Galil Mountain Merlot 2006, which has big cherry and raspberry flavors mixed with a little pepper and mint and sells for about $25. With all of those choices, it shouldnt be hard to find a wine that fits the occasion, both in terms of the long-held kosher tradition and the contemporary desire for wine that tastes good. Todays kosher wines are not your grandmothers Mogen David VINO JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYYarden Cabernet Sauvignon, Hagafen Sauvignon Blanc, Galil Yiron, and Golan Moscato Open 11am 2am 7 days/weekLocated in Publix Plaza across from Coastland MallSundayNFL Sunday TicketCatch all the games while enjoying our bucket special as well as our pitcher and wings special! NFL Sunday Ticket, College Game Day & MLB packages! Your neighborhood watering hole239-261-1001 FREE DELIVERY Happy Hours11am 7pm Mon. thru Fri. & 11pm 2am 7 days/weekMondayAll you can eat crab legs $18.99Tuesday1/2 price pizza from 5pm till closeWednesdayHospitality night! 10pm till close1/2 off entire check for all restaurant employees!Thursday$2 (9oz.) Burger Nite! 5pm to 10pmSaturdayCollege Football Special!A bucket of 5 domestic bottles for $12 or a domestic pitcher and 10 wings for $11.99!


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Sept. 17, Bamboo Caf: Its Thursday with Julia and Julius as in Julia Child and Bamboo Caf Chef Julius Minarik featuring Provencal garlic and chicken soup, sole bonne femme and pain depices Chantilly and a tableside talk by the chef; $24.95, 755 12th Avenue South; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. Saturday, Sept. 19, 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. 19, 8 a.m.-noon, Vanderbilt Beach and Delnor Wiggins State Park: Take part in International Coastal Cleanup Day and enjoy a light breakfast and free reusable better bag from Whole Foods Market. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m., Whole Foods: Learn the age-old art of pickling and preserving as Whole Foods and Sur La Table demystify canning basics; free; 9101 Strada Place, 552-5100. Monday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Real Seafood Co. Chef Brent Courson demonstrates alternative methods for cooking fish, including smoking, steaming, poaching and roasting with salt crust; $10; 9101 Strada Place, 552-5100. Advance registration required. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Learn about the increasingly popular Japanese beverage sake, including terms and varietals, with fine wine consultant Kimberly Christenson; $5; 9101 Strada Place, 552-5100. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 5-10 p.m., Bamboo Cafe: Celebrate the end of summer with Havanese Happy Hour and the Canine Companion dinner with a three-course prix fixe meal for $22.50 and $5 signature cocktails for humans; all well-mannered canines are invited; 755 12th Avenue South; 643-6177. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., Angelinas Ristorante: A fourcourse wine dinner pairs food and wines from all regions of Italy; $89, 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187. Reservations required. Monday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Capital Grille Chef Nick Karagiannis leads a tour of the best loved foods and wines of Napa with tastes of both; $10, 9101 Strada Place, 552-5100. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Shelly Connors presents Julias Bistro, a cooking class and meal featuring recipes from Julia Child, including soupe au pistou (Provencal tomato soup), poulet a lestragon (pan-seared chicken with a creamy tarragon and wine sauce) with brown braised pearl onions and cherry clafouti, with wine and other beverages; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ g g an d 9 10 1 a nc e m ., he p 7 W A co wi n 24 39 FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE There are many topics about which people can disagree in a friendly, respectful manner. But pizza, like politics, isnt one of them. For those who grew up in New York, the thin, round version with traditional toppings is the real deal. Chicagoans split between the deep dish and the thin, crisp variety, but rarely embrace both. Other spots lay claim to their own distinct styles, including Detroit and California. In some regions, pizza is a square pie cut into square pieces. In others, its a round pie cut in wedges. In still others, round pies are cut into squares or as close to squares as possible.On impulse, I suggested to my editor that I conduct a Southwest Florida pizza sampling. I like a good pizza or perhaps I should say I did. After trying five in the past two weeks, Im on a pizza hiatus. The following is a sampling of whats available. Having recently reviewed Aurelios (branches at Gulf Coast Town Center and in Naples), its not included, despite having some of the best pizza in the region. A couple of newcomers Pizza Fusion in Fort Myers and Piola at Mercato in Naples arent here, either, because Im planning to devote full reviews to each. But here are five spots that offer an interesting variety. Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar, 6434 Naples Blvd., Naples; 687-3454 As the name suggests, the specialty here is flatbread basically a rectangular pizza as well as Neapolitan pizza, defined as having a super thin crust, San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, EVOO, fresh basil and kosher salt. It also offers to make a New York style presumably a slightly thicker crust for those who prefer it. I discovered there are more similarities than differences between flatbread and pizza. The restaurants pizza offerings are traditional, with the aforementioned ingredients and options such as sausage, meatball crumbles and ricotta, while flatbreads can have duck confit, lamb and feta or chicken with barbecue sauce, among other possibilities. A sausage pizza ($8.99) was delicious, the thin, crisp crust lightly topped with mozzarella, tomato sauce, caramelized onions, basil, Parmesan and small chunks of mild sausage. My favorite was the aforementioned duck confit flatbread ($12.99) with figs, gorgonzola, caramelized onions and pecans on a chewy yet crisp and flavorful flatbread. We also liked a roasted veggie flatbread ($9.99) and, for a finale, a chocolately tiramisu flatbread ($7.99). A list of 30-plus wines available bottle or glass was an added treat. Naples Flatbread will open a second branch in about a month at Miramar Outlets in Estero. Tony Saccos Coal Oven Pizza, Coconut Point Mall, 8001 Plaza Del Lago Drive, Estero; 948-6697 The draw here is the super-hot coal oven and the crisp crust it produces. The oven is indeed impressive, dominating the room with its fiery glow.Thin-crust pies come in 12and 16-inch sizes (plus a $5.25 kid size). There are 19 topping choices, including roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and hot finger peppers.We tried a 12-inch with cremini mushrooms, pineapple, caramelized onions and meatballs ($16). When they say thin crust, they really mean it. Ours was burned on one side and the rest was so crisp it was more cracker than crust. The onions were standard issue, not caramelized. Beyond that, it was an OK pie, and obviously popular as the place was doing a brisk business, with quite a few larger groups sharing multiple pies. A full bar affords plenty of beverage choices as well. Junkanoo, 3040 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 463-6139 Junkanoos is known as a Caribbeanstyle beach bar, but theres also a little pizza place inside called Mama Angies. Nick Longobardi who used to run the aptly named LAmore restaurant in North Fort Myers and who made a knock-emdead pizza helped put the place together and taught the crew to make the pies. Ive been craving his pizza since he sold LAmore a couple of years ago, so we headed out to give Mama Angies a try. The crust bore a strong resemblance to his with a good yeasty flavor and a supple yet crisp texture and the grilled eggplant, mushrooms, pineapple, spinach and black olives on top were fresh, but it was the tomato sauce that was different. Longobardi made his from scratch the way his Italian mama taught him. Mama Angies sauce didnt have the depth of flavor of the original.Overall, it wasnt a bad pie. What needed improvement more were the anemic mai tai and Bahama Mama ($7 each) cocktails we had with it. Two Meatballs in the Kitchen, Bella Villa Shops, 8890 Salrose Lane, Fort Myers; 489-1111 Ive loved Sal Basiles pizza for more than two decades, since he had the first Taste of New York on Winkler Avenue in the early s.Pizza purveyors prove great pie is in eye of beholderEven though hes turned over actual production to his son and son-in-law, the eponymous two meatballs, the pies are still mighty good. A veggie supreme ($18.95) came with spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, eggplant pesto and mozzarella. It was served with a side of marinara, which I liked because you could add just enough to give it a little tomato flavor without making the crust soggy. Pizzas are all one size big and toppings are traditional, with 16 from which to choose. Theres a nice, moderately priced wine list as well, and the dining room is stylish yet casual. Most nights, Mr. Basile is making the rounds, adding that personal hospitality for which hes known. Little Sicily Trattoria Fountain Shoppes, 814 Pine Island Road SW, Cape Coral; 772-7285 I grew up in south Jersey, where pizza joints were neighborhood affairs and all sold pies by the slice. Thats what Little Sicily is like, with a warm, welcoming family of owner/operators, who hand-toss the pizza in front of you and bake it to order. Slices are $2 for cheese only, $3 for thick crust pan style, plus 50 cents per topping. There are 20 toppings from which to choose, pies come in 12or 16-inch versions and range in price from $9 to $18. We had a 16-inch tutto gusto ($18) name your own five toppings with artichokes, broccoli, black olives, eggplant and mushrooms. Everything was fresh, the veggies were cooked just enough and the crust was crisp but not brittle. If you want beer or wine with your pie, make sure to bring it with you. Little Sicily supplies everything else. an ar in m b r or ot karenFELDMAN KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY a ll y a nd ke r e K s Fo rt M yers; ed S al B asile s pi zz a for more than two decades, since he had the fir st Ta ste of N ew Yo rk on Wi nkl er Avenu e in t he earl y 0s a na ar p r e e e r r r i te o o m e r 3 4 re Little Sicily Trattoria s 16-inch tutto gusto Two Meatballs veggie supremeMama Angies pizza with grilled eggplant, mushrooms, pineapple, spinach and black olivesTony Saccos pizza with cremini mushrooms, pineapple, caramelized onions and meatballsNaples Flatbreads sausage pizza

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